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- March 27, 2015 - Today in History:
1794 - The U.S. Congress
authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1802 - The Treaty of Amiens was signed ending the French Revolutionary
1836 - In Goliad, TX, about 350 Texan prisoners, including their
commander James Fannin, were executed under orders from Gen. Antonio
López de Santa Anna. An estimated 30 Texans escaped execution.
1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which
later became the 14th amendment.
1884 - The first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to
1901 - Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by the U.S.
1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC.
The trees were a gift from Japan.
1933 - About 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York
1952 - The U.S. Eighth Army reached the 38th parallel in Korea, the
original dividing line between the two Koreas.
1976 - Washington, DC, opened its subway system.
2004 - NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7
(about 5,000 mph).
2009 - President Barack Obama launched a fresh effort to defeat al-Qaida
terrorists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, ordering in 4,000 more
Take a look
at this bottle of cranberry juice that a Power Hour Team member drank
last night. The empty bottle you can see the 'smudge' near the top, and
when the bottle was full still, he took a picture of it and what do you
think it looks like???
Germanwings’ Andreas Lubitz underwent psychiatric treatment says reports
RT - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately
bringing down the plane with 150 people on board, suffered depression
and underwent psychiatric treatment, German media report. Germanwings
co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately bringing down the
plane with 150 people on board, suffered depression and underwent
psychiatric treatment, German media report.
Police Claim to Find 'Significant Clue' at Home of Alps Plane Crash
Co-Pilot of Germanwings Airbus Was MUSLIM CONVERT …’Hero of Islamic
Gateway Pundit - According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German
PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam,
Andreas Lubitz. Translation from German: All evidence indicates that the
copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as
a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by
the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from
the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out
this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the
investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed
that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received
his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.
CIA Refuses to Share Updated Intelligence on MH17 Crash - US Journalist
Sputnik News - The US Central Intelligence Agency will not release an
updated assessment of the Malaysia MH17 flight crash because it would
exonerate the Russian government from involvement, US journalist Robert
Parry, known for helping expose the Iran-Contra affair, told Sputnik.
Greek bank deposits lowest in 10yrs as savers pull funds
RT - Deposits in Greek banks have declined by around €7.6 billon in
February as customers started pulling out their money with fears growing
the country may possibly exit the eurozone. Private and business
deposits dropped to €140.5 billion in February, which is the lowest
level in 10 years, data from the Bank of Greece showed Thursday,
according to Financial Times. The withdrawals were lower than in
January. About €20.4 billion was pulled out in the two months before
Athens reached an agreement with the Eurogroup to extend its €172
billion bailout until June.
Ukraine's Life-Saving IMF Deal in Jeopardy Over $3bln Default to Russia
Major power outage throughout northern Holland (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Large areas of the Netherlands have been left without electricity.
The north of the country has been mainly affected, with the Dutch
electricity network operator saying the outage has been caused by a
power grid overload. The capital Amsterdam has been hit, along with the
area around Schiphol Airport. Twitter has reported that some hospitals
in Amsterdam have been left without power, while the tram and metro
networks are also not running in the capital. Thousands of people have
been stuck on public transport because the doors will not open as they
are controlled electronically.
US Warships in Red Sea Ready to Respond in Yemen - CENTCOM
Sputnik News - Two United States warships stationed in the Red Sea are
ready to respond to the situation in Yemen as the US Department of
Defense closely monitors the Houthi uprising in the country, US Central
Command said on Thursday.
Yemen Ground Invasion By Saudi, Egyptian Troops Imminent
Zero Hedge - Moments ago AP reported that Egyptian military and security
officials told The Associated Press that the military intervention will
go further, with a ground assault into Yemen by Egyptian, Saudi and
other forces, planned once airstrikes have weakened the capabilities of
the rebels. "The assault will be by ground from Saudi Arabia and by
landings on Yemen's Red and Arabian Sea coasts. The aim is not to occupy
Yemen but to weaken the Houthis and their allies until they enter
negotiations for power-sharing, the officials said."
The World's Greatest Oil Chokepoints, And Why Yemen Matters
Zero Hedge - About half the world's oil production is moved by tankers
on fixed maritime routes, according to Reuters. The blockage of a
chokepoint, even temporarily, can lead to substantial increases in total
energy costs and thus, these checkpoints are crucial to global energy
security. While Hormuz remains the largest chokepoint (and along with
Bab el-Mandeb explains why Yemen matters so much), Malacca (as we noted
previously) is quickly becoming another area of potential problems.
Baghdad Troops Take Lead in Fight to Take Back Tikrit from ISIL -
Sputnik News - CENTCOM Commander General Lloyd Austin said Shia militia
fighters “have pulled back from that area” and 4,000 Iraqi army and
police forces are leading “clearing operations” in Tikrit. Austin
confirmed that the Iraqi government will be in charge of all forces in
the assault, a US condition for airstrikes against the terror group
there. It marks a reassertion of US influence in the offensive, the AFP
reported. Washington has been dismayed by the influence it says Iran has
had in the operation, citing Tehran’s supply of advice and artillery to
the Shia militias.
Russia warns NATO drills a 'problem' as US attack planes buzz Poland
RT - Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war
games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at
drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders
will have a negative long-term impact.... The military exercises are
supposed to come as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims at
“reassuring NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring
peace and stability in the region” following the recent developments in
Greece gets extra $1.1bn funding from ECB, has to prove trust
RT - The European Central Bank has increased the emergency funds
available to Greek lenders by $1.1 billion, in an attempt to keep Greece
in the eurozone. But, euroarea officials have told Greece they have zero
trust in its ability to deliver effective policy. The European Central
Bank on Wednesday increased the amount of money Greek banks can borrow
under its emergency lending program to $77.8 billion, Bloomberg
reported. The increase is the biggest this month since lenders lost
access to normal ECB funding lines in February. The EU is currently
holding back crucial financial aid as the European Commission has made
$2 billion of unused funds available to Greece to help the country avert
a cash crunch.
South Korea says to seek membership in China-backed AIIB
(Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it has decided to seek to be a
founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),
another key U.S. ally joining the China-led institution despite
Why Is Russia Building Massive Underground Bomb Shelters?
Zero Hedge - Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground
complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be
approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as
big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway. Back in the 1990s,
the Clinton administration was deeply concerned about the construction
of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau mountain, but they could
never seem to get any straight answers from the Russians. The command
center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight
down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain.
Germanwings A320 plane crash: 'Explosion and smoke' before Airbus
plunged into French Alps
IBTimes - A helicopter pilot in the French Air Force based in Orange, 30
minutes away from the site of the crash, told IBTimes UK witnesses in
the crash investigation told him "they had heard an explosion and seen
smoke". While the French authorities have not confirmed these accounts,
the pilot confirms the French Air Force has received a number of
corroborating witness testimonies. The pilot also confirmed that debris
was found upstream from the crash site - which he said confirmed the
fact that the piece of fuselage had "been detached from the aircraft
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US proposes to let Iran operate fortified nuclear site says
RT - Washington is considering letting Iran operate hundreds of
centrifuges at a formerly secret bunker, in exchange for
limiting research at other sites, US officials taking part in
the nuclear talks in Geneva told AP. Instead of uranium, any
centrifuges permitted at the Fordo facility would work on
isotopes used in medicine, science or industry, the officials
said. In return, Iran would scale back the number of centrifuges
it currently operates at the Natanz facility, and accept
inspections and other restrictions.
9/11 Commission Report Instructs FBI to Step Up Fake Terror
Kurt Nimmo - Report appears as agency visits Capitol Hill to
defend an $8.48 billion budget request. On Wednesday the FBI
released a final report to the 9/11 Review Commission. “I am
pleased the Review Commission recognized the significant
progress we have made to build a threat-based,
intelligence-driven law enforcement and national security
organization,” said FBI Director James B. Comey.
DEA agents had 'sex parties' with prostitutes, watchdog says
Politico - Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration
reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug
cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report
released by the Justice Department on Thursday. In addition,
Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the
DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report
states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and
some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.
Topeka Police Implement New Policy: When a Cop Stops You, Hands
Must Go Up
The Free Thought Project - Drivers as well as their passengers
in Topeka Kansas will soon be subject to a new policy requiring
everyone to put their hands up during police stops.... However,
the implications regarding this practice are horrid, and many
residents are up in arms about being forced to be up in arms....
First of all, this “policy” was not approved by the taxpayers.
No citizens got to vote on its implementation, and it is going
to be enforced with potentially deadly force. Secondly, it
treats ALL parties stopped by police as criminals.
33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be
Shocked To Learn
Economic Collapse - This article includes some weird facts, some
fun facts, but also some very troubling facts. It has been said
that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and
hopefully as people enjoy reading the fun facts in this article
they will also take note of the more serious facts. If we are
ever going to change course as a nation, we need to come to
grips with just how far we have fallen. The following are 33
strange facts about America that most Americans would be shocked
Veterans Hurt by Chemical Weapons in Iraq Get Apology
NY Times - The under secretary of the Army on Wednesday
apologized for the military’s treatment of American service
members exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, and he announced
new steps to provide medical support to those with lingering
health effects and to recognize veterans who had been denied
awards. Under Secretary Brad R. Carson acknowledged that the
military had not followed its own policies for caring for troops
exposed to old and abandoned chemical munitions that had been
scattered around Iraq, and he vowed improvement.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
WHO Glyphosate Report Ends Thirty Year Cancer Cover Up
Sustainable Pulse - On February 11, 1985 the carcinogenic
potential of glyphosate was first considered by an EPA panel,
called the Toxicology Branch Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee, in
a consensus review dated March 4, 1985, then classified
glyphosate as a Class C Carcinogen. A Class C Carcinogen has
”Suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” according to the
EPA. This Class C classification was changed by the EPA six
years later to a Class E category which suggests “evidence of
non-carcinogenicity for humans”. Mysteriously this change in
glyphosate’s classification occurred during the same period that
Monsanto was developing its first Roundup-Ready (glyphosate-resistant)
11 Quick Reasons to Dislike DuPont as Much as Monsanto
Learn how to make all-natural acorn flour for self-reliance
(NaturalNews) If you're ready to enjoy a flavorful, healthy
flour that's a pleasant blend of sweet and nutty, then you'll
want to try making acorn flour. It's an easy, affordable habit
that not only makes meals more flavorful, but is also one that
puts you on the fast track toward self-reliance. And these days,
just about everyone knows that self-reliance is essential,
especially as society stands on the brink of collapse.
10 of The Most Functional Foods In The World Which Destroy
Dave Mihalovic - Many specific proteins, enzymes and coding
within our immune system may be activated to kill cancer cells.
There is no such thing as a cancer cell that cannot be defeated
by the human immune system. The difference between cancers that
grow and those that don't are what we put in our bodies to
prohibit their growth. Proteins can be rendered ineffective if
cells experience uncontrolled growth though damage or mutations
to DNA or if toxins through food and chemical pollution override
the immune system's natural function.
Ginger: The Enemy of Type 2 Diabetes
Green Med Info - Ginger has been studied to have value in over
150 health conditions with type 2 diabetes top of the list. With
anti-diabetic drugs linked to increased cardiovascular
mortality, natural alternatives are needed now more than
ever.... there are over 2100 published studies on the medicinal
properties of ginger in the scientific literature, and the
Greenmedinfo database contains evidence that it has value in
over 170 different health conditions, and has over 50 different
beneficial physiological effects
Couple Back to Court in Texas for ‘Animal Crush Videos’
Breitbart - A Houston couple will, once again, face federal trial for
making and distributing “animal crush videos” depicting the torture and
killing of animals after the Supreme Court of the United States declined
to accept appellate review. Federal District Court Judge Sim Lake
previously dismissed the charges against Ashley Nichole Richards and
Brent Justice -- calling the videos protected free speech. Related:
Worldwide campaign against animal crush videos at StopCrush.org
MP advocates tougher penalties for animal cruelty
RT - A Russian lawmaker has drafted a bill toughening the punishment for
cruelty to animals, citing requests from concerned citizens and groups
and also experts’ claims that those who are cruel to animals can become
dangerous to people. Oleg Lebedev of the Communist Party proposes an
increase in the minimum punishment for cruel treatment of animals (a
criminal offense in Russia) from the current fine of 80,000 rubles
(about US$1300) or the convict’s income over a six-month period up to
160,000 rubles ($2600) or one year’s income. The maximum punishment is
increased from six months to one year of detention.
- March 26, 2015 - Today in History:
1804 - The U.S. Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the
Mississippi to Louisiana.
1804 - The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana
and the Territory of Orleans.
1885 - Eastman Kodak (Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co.) produced the first
commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY.
1910 - The U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the 1907 Immigration Act
that barred criminals, paupers, anarchists and carriers of disease from
settling in the U.S.
1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended.
1951 - The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat
of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent
1982 - Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1983 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
1989 - The first free elections took place in the Soviet Union. Boris
Yeltsin was elected.
1998 - In the U.S., the Federal government endorses new HIV test that
yields instant results.
1998 - Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. pay a $3.15 million fine
for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal
1999 - In Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree
murder for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection and putting it
all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for "60 Minutes."
2007 - The design for the "Forever Stamp" was unveiled by the U.S.
Oil surges 6% on Saudi airstrikes in Yemen
RT - Brent and WTI added more than 4 percent after Saudi Arabia and its
allies launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi
rebels. Saudi Arabia is the biggest oil supplier in the region, and
southern Yemen is home to many LNG hubs. WTI shot up more than 6.43
percent to $52.38 per barrel, and Brent climbed to $59.71, a 59.72
percent increase at 11:00 am Moscow time. Saudi Arabia and nine allied
countries began airstrikes at 11 pm GMT, deploying a total of 70 fighter
Yemen rebels gained access to secret US files – report
RT - Houthi Shiite rebels obtained secret Yemeni intelligence documents
with details about US-backed counter-terrorism operations, including the
names and locations of informants, the Los Angeles Times reported citing
American officials. The documents were stolen when Houthi fighters took
over the office of Yemen’s National Security Bureau in the country's
capital Sanaa, which was closely cooperating with the CIA on various
anti-terror missions. US officials claim that some files were given to
Leaders of 16 Nations Expected at China BFA Annual Conference
Sputnik News - The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference
opening ceremony will be attended by 16 world leaders, including event
host Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the forum website. The
organizers expect more than 2,000 delegates from political, business,
academic and media circles to attend the event. Among them will be 80
officials and 65 heads of Fortune 500 companies.
US Starts Bombing ISIL-Held Tikrit After Iraqi Assault Stalls
Sputnik News - The US-led coalition began airstrikes in support of Iraqi
operations against Islamic State fighters in the city of Tikrit, the
Associated Press reported. A US official says the airstrikes began after
the Iraqi government requested US help. The official spoke on condition
of anonymity because the American attacks had not yet been officially
announced. An Associated Press reporter in Tikrit reported hearing
warplanes overhead late Wednesday, followed by multiple explosions.
Another Middle East War Breaks Out: US-Supported Saudi Arabia Begins
Bombing Yemen, Tanks Cross Border
Zero Hedge - Earlier today we reported that, on very short notice, Saudi
Arabia had moved heavy military equipment including artillery to areas
near its border with Yemen, "raising the risk that the Middle East’s top
oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict." In other
words, Saudi Arabia was preparing for war. Moments ago all these
warnings were borne out when Al-Arabiya reported that the latest
middle-east war is now official after Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf States
had launched a bombing campaign against Yemen.
US Hegemony, Dollar Dominance Are Officially Dead As China Scores
Overwhelming Victory In Bank Battle
Zero Hedge - The China-led development bank essentially marks an epochal
shift away from traditionally US-dominated multinational institutions
like the IMF and the ADB. Meanwhile, it also represents an implicit
attempt by the Chinese to usher in a kind of sino-Monroe Doctrine. The
more isolated the US becomes as it relates to the new venture, the more
transparent its motives seem. This was never about “standards” (the
original excuse for Washington’s opposition to the bank), but rather
about stifling Chinese ambition. "America seems to be confirming China’s
darkest fears: it has adopted a policy of containment that is wrong in
principle and has failed in practice," notes The Economist.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Corporate Suits
Against U.S. to Be Heard in Secret World Bank Tribunals
NY Times - An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama
would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for
actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their
business, according to a classified document. The Trans-Pacific
Partnership — a cornerstone of Mr. Obama’s remaining economic agenda —
would grant broad powers to multinational companies operating in North
America, South America and Asia. Under the accord, still under
negotiation but nearing completion, companies and investors would be
empowered to challenge regulations, rules, government actions and court
rulings — federal, state or local — before tribunals organized under the
World Bank or the United Nations.
Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France
NY Times - As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with
150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator
said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the
cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in. A
senior military official involved in the investigation described "very
smooth, very cool" conversation between the pilots during the early part
of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated
that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Admin Declassifies Top-Secret Doc Revealing Israel’s
Breitbart - The Pentagon has declassified a document that was
once labeled “top-secret,” which goes into sophisticated detail
about Israel’s nuclear weapons program. The document was
released quietly just prior to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress.
VIDEO: Clinton hit with racketeering lawsuit over emails
The Hill - Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch,
launched dozens of lawsuits against former President Bill
Clinton’s administration. The conservative group Freedom Watch
has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce
documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
ISIS Releases City ‘Kill List': Most Towns Included Make Sense
to No One
Daily Sheeple - In an ongoing bid to scare the public with
propaganda direct from our government’s own creation, it is
being publicized in the mainstream media that the Pentagon has
responded to what has been dubbed ISIS’s “kill list.”... Here’s
the list of cities by state (via News Channel 10 out of
Crackdown on Medicare Fraud Brought back $3.3 Billion in One
AllGov - Spearheaded by Attorney General Eric Holder and
then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the
HEAT program ramped up an 18-year effort by their two
departments to battle Medicare fraud. Of the $3.3 billion
recovered, $1.9 billion was funneled back into the Medicare
Trust Fund, $1.2 billion went to the U.S. Treasury, and $155
million to other agencies. Whistleblowers collected $370 million
of the funds for helping expose Medicare fraud.
New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in
Children and Report them to Police
The Free Thought Project -Texas State Representative Jason
Villalba (R-Dallas) is once again in the spotlight after
submitting yet another Orwellian proposal, H.B. 985.... Now with
H.B. 985, Villalba intends to give school officials the
authority to force psychological screenings of students that
teachers and staff diagnose as having mental health issues. Once
the process is set in motion by school officials, parents would
be forced to take their child to a mental health professional
within 30 days, under threat of suspension of the child from
Madness Coming To Gold Market: “There Are Thirty to Fifty Owners
For Each Ounce of Gold That’s Out There”
Mac Slavo - In London the price is based two factors: 1) the
“futures” market in New York. This is where people buy a
contract for future gold. Gold that may or may not exist today
but they are willing to purchase today and take “delivery” in
the future. 2) The other factor is a very small group of
banksters sitting around and determining what the price should
be.... The banks operating in these paper markets do so with
gold that they don’t own. They trade in paper receipts. The
reason that’s a problem is that there are anywhere from thirty
to fifty “owners” for every ounce of gold out there.
Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes
Ian Smith - Out of this total number, $1,141,622,621 is owed by
civilian employees, $602,698,872 by retired civilian employees,
and the remainder by active and retired military members....
Chaffetz is also the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee Chairman, and he will be holding markup hearings for
several bills this week, one of which is the Federal Employee
Tax Accountability Act of 2015 (S 303), a bill which would make
federal employees with seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible
to receive bonuses.
RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy
PCWorld - For years, RadioShack made a habit of collecting
customers’ contact information at checkout. Now, the bankrupt
retailer is putting that data on the auction block. A list of
RadioShack assets for sale includes more than 65 million
customer names and physical addresses, and 13 million email
addresses. Bloomberg reports that the asset sale may include
phone numbers and information on shopping habits as well.
The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial
Economic Collapse - Since the depths of the last recession, the
price of ground beef in the United States has doubled. Has your
paycheck doubled since then? Even though the Federal Reserve
insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the
government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has
been on an unprecedented run over the past six years. In early
2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering
near 2 dollars. In February, it hit a brand new all-time record
high of $4.238 per pound.
Fracking moratorium, strict liability standards bills pass in
RT - Both chambers of the Maryland legislature passed bills that
would rein in hydraulic fracturing in the state. The House of
Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on fracking, while the
Senate approved strict liability standards for oil and gas
drillers. The House voted 93-45, a two-thirds majority that fell
largely along party lines, for the temporary ban so that a
committee can study the implications for public health and
Google's open door: Firm's execs average 1 meeting a week at
White House says report
RT - Visitor logs for the executive mansion and Obama
administration emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal
suggest that employees of the search engine giant sat down with
the president’s team roughly 230 times during the last six
years, including a slew of meetings with White House and Federal
Trade Commission officials during the FTC’s antitrust
investigation of Google that concluded in January 2013....
Reports of the burgeoning “revolving door” between Silicon
Valley and Washington are legion: ex-execs from Google and
Twitter were named the nation’s chief technology officer and
deputy CTO, respectively, late last year, and just this week
Google alumni Jason Goldman was named the White House’s new
chief digital officer.
Facebook Reveals its Master Plan – Control All News Flow
Michael Krieger - The new proposal by Facebook carries another
risk for publishers: the loss of valuable consumer data. When
readers click on an article, an array of tracking tools allow
the host site to collect valuable information on who they are,
how often they visit and what else they have done on the web.
Mall security is using facial recognition to spy on everyone
MassPrivateI - Documents obtained by The Intercept proves mall
security guards are using fake Facebook accounts to monitor
activists, befriend them, and obtain their personal information
and photographs without their knowledge. Mall of America enters
EVERY visitor into Homeland Security terror reports.
Apple Patents ‘Tracking People’ in Real Time
Sputnik News - In a move gone largely unnoticed outside the tech
world, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to
telecommunications giant Apple that would make it easy to see
what your friends and family are up to – even minute by minute
if you like.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Small farmers will soon have to prove their crops are non-GMO to
be able to make that claim
Chicago Tribune - Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label,
House Republicans are proposing a new government certification
for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. The idea is
part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that
include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The
certification would be voluntary, says Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan.,
who is including the idea in legislation he plans to introduce
VACCINE INJURY: First the Gut, Then the Brain
Green Med Info - When we think about vaccine injuries such as
autism and epilepsy, we generally consider a direct assault on
the brain. But the reality may be far different where injury
begins in the gut, leading to brain damage. This article will
explore potential mechanisms of gut-brain injuries by
New GMO Wine Makes Promises Of No More Hangovers, But At What
Natasha Longo - Scientists at the University of Illinois have
engineered a genetically modified yeast to enhance fermentation
and eliminate byproducts that cause hangovers. The question is,
how will altering natural yeast in fermentation processes affect
the chemical constituents in wine once metabolized? Food
scientists have been looking to incorporate additives consisting
of a series of chelation compounds to wine to prevent it from
looking, smelling and tasting funky after oxidation. The problem
is, many of them are toxic to living cells. A new method of
modifying yeast may bypass additives altogether.
- March 25, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - The Continental Congress authorized a medal for General George
1813 - The frigate USS Essex flew the first U.S. flag in battle in the
1865 - During the American Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort
Stedman in Virginia.
1879 - Japan invaded the kingdom of Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands, formerly a
vassal of China.
1905 - Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil
War were returned to the South.
1940 - The U.S. agreed to give Britain and France access to all American
1947 - John D. Rockefeller III presented a check for $8.5 million to the
United Nations for the purchase of land for the site of the U.N. center.
1953 - The USS Missouri fired on targets at Kojo, North Korea.
1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass
1960 - A guided missile was launched from a nuclear powered submarine
for the first time.
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital
in Montgomery, AL.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered emergency aid for the
Honduran army. U.S. helicopters took Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launched a major counter-offensive
to recapture key towns from Kurds in northern Iraq.
1994 - United States troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
1996 - An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen began at a ranch
near Jordan, MT.
1998 - A cancer patient was the first known to die under Oregon's
doctor-assisted suicide law.
2004 - The U.S. Senate voted (61-38) on the Unborn Victims of Violence
Act (H.R. 1997) to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during the
commission of a violent federal crime.
Goal of Promoting 'Democracy' in Ukraine? US Wants to Exploit Its
Sputnik News - When the United States speaks about promoting democracy
and human rights, Washington is in fact pursuing its economic interests
and rights to natural resources, with Ukraine being no exception, German
MP Sahra Wagenknecht told Sputnik in an exclusive interview. "It is
common knowledge that a son of US Vice President Joe Biden serves on the
board of directors of Ukraine's gas producer," the deputy chair of
Germany's Left Party said.
Tear gas, rubber bullets as police disperse Canadian students’
RT - Canadian police used tear gas and reportedly fired rubber bullets
and sound bombs at hundreds of students protesting austerity measures at
an anti-capitalist rally in Montreal. Thousands took to the streets on
Tuesday to protest sweeping education cuts.
Taiwan Seizes Japanese Food From Radiation Affected Areas
Sputnik News - The Food and Drug Administration found 283 items of
Japanese food with counterfeit labels, in Chinese language, in local
supermarkets in early February. However, the government did not order
the removal until March 19, the German news agency dpa reported on
Wednesday. The food products — including instant noodles, black tea,
coffee and sweets — were falsely covered with stickers purporting to
show manufacturing in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and even parts of the
United States, state-run Central News Agency said.
Ukraine Continues to Spend Billions on Arms Despite Debt Crisis
Sputnik News - According to forecasts of financial analysts, Ukraine is
unlikely to repay Russia its debt of $ 3 billion, while at the same time
it is planning to spend $ 3.8 billion on arms purchases, “Deutsche
Wirtschafts Nachrichten” reports. Since the beginning of the crisis,
Ukraine has received several loans from the IMF and the EU, but the
financial situation in the country remains fragile. The country is to
repay $ 15 billion debt over the next four years, including the debt for
Russia that is to be discharged by December 2015.
US accuses Israel of spying on nuclear talks with Iran
Guardian - The US has accused Israel of spying on international
negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme and using the intelligence
gathered to persuade Congress to undermine the talks, according to a
report on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal cited senior administration
officials as saying the Israeli espionage operation began soon after the
US opened up a secret channel of communications with Tehran in 2012,
aimed at resolving the decade-long standoff over Iran’s nuclear
America and Iran 'taking part in joint military operations in Iraq'
The Telegraph - The United States is taking part in joint military
operations with Iran, admitting it is providing aerial surveillance over
the current battle for Tikrit. The assault on Isil-held Tikrit, Saddam
Hussein’s home town in Iraq, has stalled in recent days after initial
Greece pledges full list of reforms within the week
The Guardian - Greece has pledged to pull together a comprehensive list
of reforms by the start of next week, in an attempt to unlock fresh
funds before Athens runs out of cash in April. Government spokesman
Gabriel Sakellaridis said on Tuesday that the programme demanded by
Greece’s increasingly impatient creditors would be finished within days.
Germanwings plane black box found as mystery surrounds Alps crash
The Guardian - French air investigators are urgently examining a black
box cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Germanwings Airbus A-320 to try
to solve the mystery of why the aircraft crashed into a mountain in the
southern Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Investigators are
puzzled as to why the crew did not send out a mayday or distress signal
as flight U49525 rapidly lost altitude for eight minutes, or why the
pilot did not change course to avoid smashing into a rocky ravine at
around 430mph (700kmh).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Lawmakers Ask to Boost Funding for US-Israel Missile Defense
Sputnik News - US Congressman Peter Roskam and Congresswoman
Grace Meng explained that the funding levels would address the
evolving threats posed by Israeli adversaries, including Hamas,
Hezbollah, and Iran as well as yield economic, technological and
military benefits to the United States.... "In a bipartisan
letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense,
Republicans Roskam and Meng requested $41.4 million in funding
for the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system, $286.9 million for
the David's Sling Weapon System, and $146.9 million for the
Arrow Weapon System," the statement published on Tuesday read.
House Revives Bill To Completely Repeal The Patriot Act,
Dismantle NSA Spying
Daily Caller - Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan and Kentucky
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie announced in a press release their
intention to reintroduce the Surveillance State Repeal Act — a
bill first introduced following the Snowden leaks in 2013 that
would completely repeal the Patriot Act and the 2008 FISA
Amendments Act, as well as introduce reforms to the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Obama Announces No Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2015
Common Dreams - Under the guise of a transfer of power, Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani's and U.S. President Barack Obama
announced on Tuesday new "flexibility" in the U.S. military's
drawdown plan in Afghanistan, scrapping previous pledges made to
reduce troop levels by the end of the year. During the joint
address, Obama said that none of the 9,8000 U.S. troops in
Afghanistan will be withdrawn in 2015—despite his initial pledge
to reduce troop levels to 5,500 during that time.
The Top 10 Companies and The People That Make Billions of
Dollars From War
Daily Sheeple - In their article titled Companies Profiting the
Most From War, Thomas C. Frohlich and Mark Lieberman listed the
10 companies profiting the most from war. To identify them, they
examined the companies with the most arms sales based on
information from the Stockholm International Peace Research
Still Not Ready? Pentagon Extends F-35 Software Flaws Testing
Sputnik News - Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bodgan said
software testing in December revealed problems with the jets’
ability to fuse data about threats on the ground when four F-35s
were flying at once. As a result, the aircraft had trouble
identifying the number of targets.... The Marine Corps, however,
still plans to declare its version of the F-35, which can take
off and land vertically like a helicopter, ready for initial
combat use in July.... The defense contractor’s
[Lockheed-Martin] sales are forecasted to fall slightly this
year from $45.4 billion in 2014, with 17% derived from the F-35,
according to a Wall Street journal report.
More States Added to ‘Jade Helm’ Military Exercise
Adan Salazar & Mikael Thalen - The US military has quietly added
more states to its eight-week Jade Helm joint training drill,
originally designated to take place in seven southwestern
states. Speaking of the exercise at the Brazos County
Commissioners Court in Texas last month, Jade Helm Operations
Planner and retired Green Beret Thomas Mead told an audience
that the drill, which will run from July 15 to September 15,
will now include the states Mississippi and Florida.
Why is this N.C. Senator Comparing Religious Vaccine Exemptions
to the Taliban?
Health Impact News - Three North Carolina State Senators
recently introduced a bill to repeal the state’s religious
exemptions to vaccines. Apparently Senator Jeff Tarte believes
that a “religious belief” can only be something officially
sanctioned by a religious organization, and not a personal
belief between an individual and their Creator, because Mr.
Tarte stated that they researched religious organizations’
beliefs on vaccines in writing their bill.... But where it gets
really interesting is when Mr. Tarte reveals which religious
groups they found in their research that were “officially”
opposed to vaccines: “Christian Scientists” and “the Taliban.”
Friend of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Pleads Guilty to
Sputnik News - Khairullozhon Matanov, a 23-year-old cab driver
and friend to the Tsarnaev brothers, appeared in federal court
Tuesday to plead guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI.
According to a deal with prosecutors, the charge carries a
30-month sentence minus time served. He will be sentenced in
June. Had Matanov gone to court, there is enough evidence to
convict him for a possible 20-year sentence.
Judge Nap on New Clinton Revelations: 'She Knew What She Was
Saying Was Untrue' (Video)
Fox News Insider - There are new revelations in the email
controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, with the New York Times reporting that Clinton emailed
with her top aides on their personal accounts.
Wisconsin Cops Will Now Forcibly Take DNA For ALL Misdemeanors
Steve Watson - In an precedent setting move, beginning April,
cops in Wisconsin will not only take DNA samples from felons,
but will collect and record samples for ALL criminal misdemeanor
convictions. A local Fox affiliate carries the story, noting
that the number of DNA samples collected each year is set to
increase to an estimated 60,000. Currently 10,000-12,000 samples
per year are taken from felons.
Hummelstown police officer charged with homicide
ABC News - A Hummelstown police officer has been charged with
criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a South Hanover
Township man last month. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed
Marsico said following a state police investigation, he
concluded 36-year-old Lisa Mearkle was not justified in using
deadly force when she shot 59-year-old David Kassick.... Mearkle
is a 14-year veteran of the Hummelstown Police Department. She
was arraigned before District Judge Lowell Witmer and initially
sent to Dauphin County Prison without bail, but was released
after bail was modified to $250,000. A preliminary hearing is
scheduled April 20.
Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With
Kraft, Creating 5th Largest Food Company In The World
Zero Hedge - Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage
of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving
biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free
balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself,
and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods
whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news
of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage
company in the US, and 5th largest in the world. And while the
resulting company will certainly be a food giant, here is the
rationale behind the deal and the punchline for American
workers: "significant synergy opportunities." Translation:
thousands of layoffs imminent.
Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know
Activist Post - Over the course of a year that my electric power
company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been
installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been
able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission
Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a
padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I
received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health,
safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to
install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and
not because I’ve not paid my bill!
Ford’s new car will force you to obey the speed limit
Engadget - Ford’s Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first
appear on the new Ford S-Max that’s launching in Europe that
could just change the way that we drive. A camera mounted on the
windshield scans the road signs on the sides of the highway and,
when the vehicle enters a 20mph zone, the system reduces the top
speed to match. Rather than controlling the speed with automatic
braking, the car limits its own velocity by adjusting the amount
of fuel being pushed to the engine.
Woman Imprisoned In Mental Hospital For 8 DAYS After Claiming
Obama Follows Her On Twitter
Steve Watson - Turns Out POTUS actually DOES follow her. In a
truly bizarre case, a woman was recently locked up in the
psychiatric ward of a Long Island hospital, and forced to
undergo medical procedures against her will for over a week,
after she told police that The President follows her on
Twitter.... When the ordeal was finally over, the hospital
forced Brock to sign a statement saying she had lied... At no
point did anyone, police or doctors, actually check her Twitter
account to verify her claim.... She was also charged with a bill
of $13,637.10 upon her release, all for being held against her
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance
Sustainable Pulse - While other substances such as aspirin have
been shown to change bacteria’s tolerance to antibiotics
herbicides have never been tested. The team at the University of
Canterbury investigated what happens to species of
disease-causing bacteria when they are exposed to common
herbicides such as Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D.... The effects
found are relevant wherever people or animals are exposed to
herbicides at the range of concentrations achieved where they
are applied. This may include, for example, farm animals and
pollinators in rural areas and potentially children and pets in
urban areas. The effects were detectable only at herbicide
concentrations that were above currently allowed residue levels
KOMU 8 viewers share reasoning behind vaccination opinions
KOMU 8 invited viewers to participate in a vaccination survey.
In the first several weeks the survey was open, there were more
than 500 responses, but after a prominent vaccine opponent
promoted the survey, the number jumped to more than 1600.
Initially, only one anti-vaccination person was willing to go on
camera and share her opinion - Joyce Riley, Versailles native
and host of the radio talk show "Power Hour". Riley said, "I
have educated myself on vaccines to where I say I will never
take another vaccine as long as I live." Riley told KOMU 8...
VIDEO: Joyce Riley interviewed by KOMU on the controversy
Beware of Organ Removal for "Cancer Prevention": Jolie's
Green Med Info - With Angelina Jolie's recent announcement that
she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because of both
a BRCA 'gene defect' and a history of breast and ovarian cancer
in her family, the idea that genes play a dominant role in
determining biological destiny and cancer risk is proliferating
in the mainstream media and popular consciousness uncontrollably
like a cancer.
Why Angelina Jolie Should Leave Her Ovaries Alone
External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Green Med Info - Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious
to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps
solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil
- also referred to as linseed oil.
- March 24, 2015 - Today in History:
1720 - In Paris, banking houses closed due to financial crisis.
1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American
colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1828 - The Philadelphia & Columbia Railway was authorized as the first
state owned railway.
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was formed.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at
Morehead City, NC.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill granting future
independence to the Philippines.
1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the
1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to
1988 - Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M.
Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pled
innocent to Iran-Contra charges.
1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of
oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.
1989 - The U.S. decided to send humanitarian aid to the Contras.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package
that made the most changes in social programs since the New Deal.
1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two young boys open fire at students from woods
near a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others
were injured. The two boys were 11 and 13 years old cousins.
1998 - A former FBI agent said papers found in James Earl Ray's car
supports a conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther
2014 - It was announced that the U.S. and its allies would exclude
Russia from the G8 meeting and boycott a planned summit in Sochi in
response to Russia's takeover of Crimea.
2012 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant at
a Virginia hospital
Israel, US ‘boycott’ UN session on Gaza conflict
RT - Israeli and American representatives were conspicuously absent from
the UN Human Rights Council session on the Palestinian territories on
Monday. The session aimed to look into the Gaza conflict which killed
2,200 people in 50 days in 2014.... Tel Aviv refused to comment as to
why its representatives did not take part. The US, however, said that
one of the points on the UN session agenda – concerning human rights
violations against the Palestinians – lacked legitimacy.
Japan's Pacific Rim Job: Build 250-Mile Anti-Tsunami Wall To Create Jobs
Zero Hedge - AP reports the latest cunning plan from the Japanese is to
build a Pacific-Rim-esque "massive, costly sea wall to fend off
tsunamis." The $6.8 billion, 250-mile-long, 41-foot-high concrete
barrier public works project is seen by some as a necessary evil, and by
others as a jail... Perhaps The UN's head of Disaster Risk Reduction
summed it up best - "There's a bit of an over-belief in technology as a
US Heightens Military Presence in Gulf as Iran Nuclear Deal Approaches
Sputnik News - As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1
nations come to a head, the US begins Eagle Resolve, a massive military
exercise in the Persian Gulf. With the support of regional allies, the
US moved nearly 3,000 military personnel, as well as "air, land, sea,
and special operations components," into the gulf on March 8. Taking
place just off the coast of Kuwait, the exercise will continue through
the end of the month, and is meant to improve the military’s response
time should an incident occur in the region.
Fighting The "War on Terror" By Banning Cash
Zero Hedge - Taking advantage of public anxiety in the wake of the
attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, France has taken the
first step. It seems the terrorists involved partially financed these
attacks by cash, as well as by consumer loans and the sale of
counterfeit goods… Despite the arrant absurdity of blaming cash and
financial privacy for these crimes, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
brazenly stated that it was necessary to "fight against the use of cash
and anonymity in the French economy." He then announced extreme and
despotic measures to further restrict the use of cash by French
residents and to spy on and pry into their financial affairs.
Director of Respiratory Protection System Company Warns ISIS Will Launch
Chemical Attack in London’s Tube
Kurt Nimmo - U.S. has linked use of chlorine gas to al-Assad government
in Syria. The managing director of a company that sells respiratory
protection system technology says the Islamic State will likely conduct
a chlorine gas attack at British sporting events or in the Tube,
London’s underground public rapid transit system. “I am convinced that
IS fighters are all being given training in chemical weapons and the
British ones, who are likely to be more educated, will all be targeted
in the hope they may return home,” said Colonel de Bretton-Gordon.
Sanctions vs. Profit: UK Gov't to Justify Arms Exports to Russia
Sputnik News - The UK government is due to respond to an inquiry by the
parliamentary Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) on the high
figures of arms sales to Russia despite an embargo imposed in 2014 over
the crisis in Ukraine, CAEC's media officer told Sputnik on Monday. On
March 20, CAEC released an annual report scrutinizing UK arms exports
and the policies of arms control. In particular, the report states that
the country granted Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) worth
more than 131.5 million pounds ($196 million) for arms exports to
Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report
RT - Chinese-made advanced weapons systems flooding the international
market over the next 10 years will cause instability, and make it a lot
harder for the US to intervene in other countries, Foreign Policy
magazine warned.... Chinese weapons systems are often much cheaper than
those of competing exporters. And while they’re not better than Russian
or US alternatives, they are often good enough,” the US magazine
wrote.... Cheap Chinese and Indian weapons are also likely to “disrupt
the global arms market,” leading to a drop in orders for the US, Russia
and the EU, the expert said.
Children Suffer Genetic Damage from Pesticides in Argentina GM Soy
Sustainable Pulse - The study compared 50 children living in the town of
Marcos Juárez (Córdoba) at different distances from pesticide-sprayed
areas with 25 children from the city of Río Cuarto (Córdoba), who were
considered not to be exposed to pesticides. Genetic damage in the group
of exposed children in Marcos Juárez was 44% higher than in the
unexposed children in Río Cuarto. The most commonly used pesticides in
the region are glyphosate, cypermethrin, and chlorpyrifos.
WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US House urges Obama to send arms to Ukraine
RT - The US House has passed a resolution calling on President
Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, despite the
fragile truce in the eastern part of the country. The
non-binding resolution was approved by an overwhelming majority
of 348-48. Sending weapons to the Kiev government would not mean
involvement in a new war for America, claimed US Rep. Eliot
Engel (D-N.Y.), a Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs
Committee, who sponsored the document. “The people of Ukraine
are not looking for American troops," Engel said. "They are just
looking for the weapons.”
US promises billions to fund Afghan military through 2017
RT - Officials have confirmed the US will continue to spend
about $4 billion a year to fund Afghanistan’s military for the
next two fiscal years. It is a sign of support for the
government in Kabul, which Washington views as more cooperative
than in the past. The pledge means continued US funding for
Afghan security forces at the peak level of 352,000 troops
through the end of fiscal year 2017, a financial commitment
costing about $4 billion a year, news agencies quoted US
officials following the day of talks with Afghan leadership at
“By Hook or By Crook”: Determined Obama Vows to Go Beyond
Executive Actions to Rule
Mac Slavo - Controversially, President Obama announced in a
speech that he was using the powers of the Executive Branch to
shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, to ban
ammunition for AR-15s, ban the importation and sale of AK-47s
and even to seize a broad range of assets including farms,
industry, infrastructure and food during a declared emergency.
He also used the power of his pen to delay implementation of his
own pet project, Obamacare. Just last week, Obama issued an
executive action requiring government agencies to reduce their
carbon emissions by a whopping 40% – with no input from Congress
and involvement with the public.
Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch
Who Pushed for Closer Ties to EU Revealed
Washington Blog - Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs.
Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received
at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation,
according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine.
It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a
pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of
the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties
between Ukraine and the European Union.
Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or
Paul Joseph Watson - Banks are already required to file
‘suspicious activity reports’ on their customers, with threats
of fines and even jail time for directors if financial
institutions don’t meet quotas. But as investor and financial
blogger Simon Black points out, last week, “A senior official
from the Justice Department spoke to a group of bankers about
the need for them to rat out their customers to the police.”
Assistant attorney general Leslie Caldwell gave a speech in
which he urged banks to “alert law enforcement authorities about
the problem” so that police can “seize the funds” or at least
“initiate an investigation”.
Why Did Ted Cruz Refuse to Disclose How Much His Wife-a VP at
Alternet - [...] a curious statement on Cruz's financial
disclosure shows that he may not be so opposed to the
establishment he rails against. See, Cruz's wife is a vice
president at Goldman Sachs, the megabank so close to the powers
in Washington that it is often jokingly referred to as
“Government Sachs.” Because spousal income is shared, it is
required for Members of Congress to list their spouse's
employment if it gives them over $1,000. They are not required
to list the exact income their spouse receives, but they are
certainly allowed to if they are willing to be that transparent.
Cruz was not.
Judge Nap: Here's Where Ted Cruz Is Not Following the
Fox News - The judge said he likes Cruz's views toward the
Constitution overall, except when it comes to the senator's
views on using U.S. military force overseas. "I think Ted Cruz
would probably join all the other Republicans but Rand Paul with
the idea that we should - to use Woodrow Wilson's phrase - make
the world safe for democracy, which means perpetual death and
perpetual war," said Napolitano, arguing that Paul would be the
only candidate who shares his views on only fighting "defensive"
wars where the nation is truly under an imminent threat.
Report Says Former IRS Employees Can Still Peruse Your Tax
Forbes - It sounds preposterous, but a new watchdog report says
former IRS employees still have access to IRS computer systems
long after they have no official business with the information.
The report is by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an
independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.... One
co-author of the report said the IRS horde of taxpayer data can
be used by identity thieves. The timing couldn’t be worse for
the IRS. The IRS is failing to secure its massive computer
systems, leaving private taxpayer data vulnerable to fraudsters
and hackers, the new report from the GAO reveals.
FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money
InsideClimate News - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is
making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change.
Starting next year, the agency will approve
disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors
approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.
This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the
Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take
no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their
states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds.
Greenpeace Founding Member: Climate Alarmism "Preposterous," CO2
Emissions Saving Lives
The New American - Patrick Moore is no newcomer to
environmentalism. Boasting a Ph.D. in ecology, he became a
founding member of Greenpeace in 1971 and has been a leader in
international environmentalism for more than four decades. And
now he has penned an article entitled “Why I am a Climate Change
Skeptic,” in which he says that while we’re told the “debate is
over” and the “science is settled,” there’s actually “no
scientific proof” of the Anthropogenic (man-caused) Global
EPA Wants to Monitor How Long Hotel Guests Spend in the Shower
Richard Billies - The agency is spending $15,000 to create a
wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest
uses to get them to “modify their behavior.”...“This device will
be designed to fit most new and existing hotel shower fixtures
and will wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a
central hotel accounting system.”... “This technology will
provide hotel guests with the ability to monitor their daily
water online or using a smartphone app and will assist hotel
guest in modifying their behavior to help conserve water,” the
grant said. The project was filed under “Water conservation,”
“Urban water planning,” and “Sustainable water management.”
NSA Bulk Surveillance Could Continue even if Legal Authority
Expires on June 1
AllGov - The provision of the USA Patriot Act that allows the
data collection, Section 215, is set to expire on June 1, and so
far, lawmakers haven’t adopted legislation extending this
authority. However, the Obama administration could continue the
NSA program by drafting a legal memo authorizing the secretive
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to in turn
approve the bulk collection effort until Congress does act.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Colorado House votes to end unique ban on rain barrels
(AP) - The bill allows homeowners to collect up to 110 gallons
in rain barrels. Colorado's rain-barrel ban is little known and
widely flouted, with rain barrels for sale at many
home-gardening stores and commonly used by home gardeners. But
the barrels technically violate Colorado water law, which says
that people don't own the water that runs on or through their
property. They can use the water, but they can't keep it.
Colorado's law banning rain barrels was amended in 2009 to allow
use by people with their own wells. But the change didn't apply
to municipal water users. The House approved the rain barrel
bill 45-20, sending it to the Senate.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Seeking to Ban
NBC - In a move sure to draw fire from homeowners, the Bay Area
Air Quality Management District wants to ban the sale of all
homes with wood-burning fireplaces. To rent or sell homes,
homeowners would have to replace their wood fireplaces with gas
ones. The ban would also extend to fireplaces in all new homes.
The new measure could take effect as soon as this November.
Gilead Warns After Hepatitis Patient on Heart Drug Dies
(Bloomberg) - Gilead Sciences Inc. said nine patients taking its
hepatitis C drugs Harvoni or Sovaldi along with the heart
treatment amiodarone developed abnormally slow heartbeats and
one died of cardiac arrest. Three required a pacemaker to be
Seven Inexpensive Superfoods That'll Make You Feel Incredible
Dr. Mercola - Once you're eating non-adulterated foods—foods
that are as close to their natural state as possible—then
basically everything you eat is a "superfood." You need
nutrients—all of them—and nutrients are found in abundance in
fresh, raw foods. Still, suggestions of specific items can be
helpful to steer you in the right direction, so to help you get
started, I've compiled two lists: one consisting of seven
every-day nutritional powerhouses, plus another one with seven
superfoods you may never have heard of—because eating healthy
doesn't have to be monotonously boring!
How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life
Dr. Mercola - “Mother” of vinegar, a cobweb-like amino
acid-based substance found in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar,
indicates your vinegar is of the best quality. Most
manufacturers pasteurize and filter their vinegar to prevent the
mother from forming, but the “murky” kind is best, especially if
you’re planning to consume it. Vinegar is not only useful for
cooking, it’s useful for health purposes, cleaning, garden care,
hygiene, and much more. In fact, a jug of vinegar is easily one
of the most economical and versatile remedies around. I
recommend keeping it in your home at all times…
- March 23, 2015 - Today in History:
1775 - American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me
liberty, or give me death!"
1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began
their return journey to the east.
1868 - The University of California was founded in Oakland, CA.
1889 - U.S. President Harrison opened Oklahoma for white colonization.
1903 - The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.
1903 - U.S. troops were sent to Honduras to protect the American
consulate during revolutionary activity.
1922 - The first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
1925 - The state of Tennessee enacted a law that made it a crime for a
teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that
was in contradiction to the Bible's account of man's creation.
1942 - During World War II, the U.S. government began evacuating
Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.
1951 - U.S. paratroopers descended from flying boxcars in a surprise
attack in Korea.
1957 - The U.S. Army sold the last of its homing pigeons.
1965 - America's first 2-person space flight took off from Cape
Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard. It
was the Gemini 3.
1972 - The U.S. called a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held
1983 - U.S. President Reagan first proposed development of technology to
intercept enemy missiles. The proposal became known as the Strategic
Defense Initiative and "Star Wars."
1990 - Former Exxon Valdez Capt. Joseph Hazelwood was ordered to help
clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the
1989 oil spill.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers
1998 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired his Cabinet.
2001 - Russia's orbiting Mir space station plunged into the South
Pacific after its 15-years of use.
2003 - A U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Iraq; 11 soldiers
were killed and seven were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
2008 - A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad, pushing the
overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care
2012 - The U.S. Army formally charged Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with 17
counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of 17 villagers, more than
half of them children, during a shooting rampage in southern
Global Oil Layoffs Exceed 100,000
(Bloomberg) - The outlook isn’t brightening. Citigroup Inc. said oil
could drop to “the $20 range” by April as oversupplies build. U.S. crude
rose 2.6 percent to $50.10 at 10:18 a.m. in New York. How long it will
take for the job carnage to stop is now the main question confronting
industry workers. Executives at companies including BP Plc and Royal
Dutch Shell Plc have announced spending cuts of more than $40 billion
and assured investors they’re ready to tighten further if the market
doesn’t recover significantly.
US evacuates 'special forces' in Yemen as rebels seize third largest
RT - Amid escalating violence that threatens to engulf the country,
Washington announced it would evacuate its remaining personnel from the
country, including about 100 special operations forces that had been
waging unmanned drone strikes against Al-Qaeda militants in the region.
The US pullout comes as Yemen officials said rebels from the Ansar Allah
movement had seized the country's third largest city, Taiz, in the south
UNASUR Demands End of US Sanctions on Venezuela
Sputnik News - The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which
includes twelve Latin American countries, demanded on Saturday that the
US government immediately lift sanctions against Venezuela… US President
Obama issued an executive order Monday imposing sanctions on members of
the Venezuelan military and intelligence services. Obama also invoked
his emergency powers to declare "a national emergency with respect to
the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and
foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in
Big Bank’s Analyst Worries That Iran Deal Could Depress Weapons Sales
The Intercept - The possibility of an Iran nuclear deal depressing
weapons sales was raised by Myles Walton, an analyst from Germany’s
Deutsche Bank, during a Lockheed earnings call this past January 27th.
Walton asked Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, if
an Iran agreement could “impede what you see as progress in foreign
military sales.” Financial industry analysts such as Walton use earnings
calls as an opportunity to ask publicly-traded corporations like
Lockheed about issues that might harm profitability.
At least 35 countries to join China-led Asian infrastructure bank -
(Reuters) - At least 35 countries will join the China-led Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by the deadline of March 31, the
bank's interim chief, Jin Liqun, said on Sunday. Currently, India,
Indonesia and New Zealand have expressed interest in joining the bank,
he told a conference in Beijing, following a request by Britain, France,
Italy and Luxembourg to become founding members. "By deadline, (we
believe) 35 countries, or more, will become founding members of the
bank," he said.
Fukishima Power Plant Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed
(The Pontiac Tribune) - TEPCO and the International Research Institute
for Nuclear Decomissioning (IRID) have been studying the interior of the
reactor using tomographic imagery to determine precisely where the fuel
is, or in this case isn’t, located. The xray-like images confirmed no
fuel remained in the building itself, likely having melted through the
floor into a holding unit below. “We presume that despite the meltdown,
the fuel is still in the containment vessel,” said Tomohisa Ito,
spokesman for IRID, “but we still need to directly check the situation
one day using remote-controlled robots.”
Ebola Returns to Liberia After Month-Long Pause
Sputnik News - A patient in the Liberian capital Monrovia has tested
positive for Ebola, dashing hopes that the West African country could be
declared Ebola-free by mid-April after weeks with no new cases, sources
said. "A woman has been confirmed as an Ebola patient… This is a new
case after we have gone more than 27 days without a single case. It is a
setback,” government spokesman Lewis Brown told the news agency AFP.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Marines tells troops to ‘check online footprint’ after ISIS
‘hit list’ goes online
RT - The US Marine Corps urged personnel to ‘check their online
footprint’ after the so-called Islamic State released the
alleged identities and addresses of 100 staff officials, calling
on adherents to kill them. "Vigilance and force protection
considerations remain a priority for commanders and their
personnel," US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell
said in a statement.
US Government Threatened Germany Over Aiding Snowden
Activist Post - Although previously speculated, the United
States did in fact strong arm at least one nation to prevent
them from offering Edward Snowden asylum or aiding him in
securing travel arrangements via their country, according to
Snowden associate Glenn Greenwald. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar
Gabriel stated this week that the United States threatened to
halt relaying all intelligence information with Berlin if they
assisted the NSA whistleblower in any way. “They told us they
would stop notifying us of plots and other intelligence
matters,” Gabriel said.
Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Criminalizes Entering Facility Of Opposite
Breitbart - A bill has been filed in Texas which would simplify
where one may lawfully use the W.C. It is designed to address
controversial city ordinances, as in Houston, which would open
bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities to all, regardless
of gender, gender identity, or gender expression. The bill
criminalizes entering a shower or toilet facility designated for
the opposite sex.
Facial Recognition ‘Biometrics’ Coming to California School
Breitbart - A California school district is about to launch a
first-of-its-kind facial recognition pilot program for K-6 aged
children. Select San Diego area elementary school children will
log into their iPads through a biometric system that is being
pitched as a time saver because youngsters will not have to
learn or remember manual online passwords anymore.
Homeland Security Chair: ISIS is already inside US
Legal Insurrection - ISIS terrorists are “here in the United
States,” according to House Homeland Security Chairman Michael
McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult”
for them to stage an attack. “Well, we have the foreign
fighters. There are about 30,000 of them, 5,000 with Western
passports according to the DNI, Clapper, 180 have returned or
gone to the region. And we have a — a number that I can’t
disclose publicly,” McCaul said on ABC. “They’re here in the
United States,” he continued.
Battle Over Constitutional Convention Rages in Texas
The New American - The controversial national effort to have
states call for an Article V Convention, which critics say could
put the existing Constitution at risk, is hard at work in Texas,
where the battle over a possible constitutional convention has
been raging in recent weeks. With multiple bills currently being
considered in the Texas legislature that could put the state on
record as calling for a con-con, conservative and
constitutionalist activists have also been working hard to
educate lawmakers on the dangers — as well as viable solutions
to rein in the increasingly lawless federal government in a
manner that would not jeopardize the Constitution.
New System for Police to “Detect Gunshots” Also Records Your
Daily Sheeple - It’s been almost a week since New York Police
Department deployed a new ShotSpotter gunshot detection system.
However, the innovation has raised privacy concerns among New
Yorkers while tracking loud bangs, the system records private
Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US
Motherboard - The three experiments involve new controversial
technologies like iris and face scanner kiosks, which CBP plans
to deploy at the Mexican border, and facial recognition
software... All three pilots are part of a broader Customs and
Border Protection (CBP) program to modernize screenings at
American entry and exit ports, including at the highly
politicized Mexican border, with the aid of new biometric
technologies. The program is known as Apex Air Entry and Exit
Re-Engineering (AEER) Project, according to the leaked slides.
Several States Considering Bills to Stop Federal Militarization
Sputnik News - Minnesota just became the latest state to
consider a bill that would stop the militarization of police
authorities in the state. For years, the federal government has
been giving military gear to local police but, as controversy
has swelled, some legislators are looking to stop the program… A
bill introduced by Sen. Branden Petersen in Minnesota would
prohibit state and local law enforcement from acquiring certain
military equipment. The bill targets 1033 directly.
VIDEO: Terrorizing Cop Points Gun At Innocent Man’s Head And
Says “We Shoot People”
Free Thought Project - Bowie, Maryland – Police officer
Jenchesky Santiago was indicted last week for holding his gun to
an innocent man’s head and threatening to shoot him. Santiago
was charged with first-degree assault and misconduct in office.
He has been suspended since last June when the incident was
reported, but has still been collecting a paycheck the entire
Michelle O Mandates Weighing Children in Daycare
Truth Revolt - In accordance with Michelle Obama’s Healthy
Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), the Department of Agriculture
published a proposal aimed at collecting weight measurements of
children in daycare, as well as what they are eating and their
level of physical activity while at home and under others’
care... In addition, staff at childcare facilities are
instructed to measure the height and weight of each child. It is
also requesting a "Child Food Diary" from the parents: one for a
typical "childcare day" as well as from a "non-childcare day."
Parents are also required to complete a parent interview.
Director Of VA "Candy Land" Facility Reassigned, But Not Fired
The Daily Caller - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced
it is reassigning the director of the VA medical center in
Tomah, Wis., which has recently been thrown into the spotlight
over allegations of excessive opioid prescription policies.
Mario DeSanctis hasn’t lost his job, and no reason has been
given for his reassignment. The VA is moving him to the Great
Lakes Health Care System, The Associates Press reported on March
Oil Industry Immediately Challenges First Federal Fracking Rules
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. drillers already reeling from a six-month
drop in oil prices denounced new U.S. fracking regulations as
costly and unnecessary, and quickly met them with a lawsuit.
After three years of debate, the U.S. Interior Department said
Friday that drillers on federal land must reveal the chemicals
they use, meet construction standards for wells and safely
dispose of contaminated water.
Chlorine use in sewage treatment could promote antibiotic
ScienceDaily - Chlorine, a disinfectant used in most wastewater
treatment plants, may be failing to eliminate pharmaceuticals
from wastes. As a result, trace levels get discharged from the
treatment plants into waterways. Now, scientists are reporting
that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new,
unknown antibiotics that could enter the environment,
potentially contributing to the problem of antibiotic
Genome-Altering Scientific Breakthrough Ignites Ethics Debate
Breitbart - In 2012, a protein called CRISPR-Cas9 that can
function as a sort of “DNA scissors”—snipping out unwanted
material and splicing in new material—was discovered in
microbes. Scientists believe the protein can be adapted to
remove disease-enabling mutations, replacing them with
“corrected” DNA strings. On Thursday, a group of 18 scientists
and ethicists issued a joint warning that the revolutionary new
genetic editing tool should be used cautiously when attempting
to fix human genetic pathologies, and urged against attempts at
modifying the human genome that could be passed on to offspring.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Antibiotic Use In Meat Is Soaring
Huffington Post - Soaring demand for meat across the world has
caused a major uptick in the amount of antimicrobial drugs in
pork, beef and poultry, according to a new study published in
the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. But
as bacon sales sizzle and China -- where pork is the favored
meat -- becomes wealthier, pig farmers around the world are
meeting demand by using about four times as much antibiotics per
pound of meat as cattle ranchers. Poultry is a close second.
Federal Government Prepares to Track Unvaccinated Adults
(Recommended adult immunization schedule)
Health Impact News - Public health officials have unveiled a new
plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion
campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations
to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination
schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). NVAC
has authored the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) and,
once finalized, the plan will be turned over to the Interagency
Adult Immunization Task Force (AIFT) to create an implementation
Turmeric's 'Smart Kill' Properties Put Chemo & Radiation To
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study published in the
journal Anticancer Research reveals that one of the world's most
extensively researched and promising natural compounds for
cancer treatment: the primary polyphenol in the ancient spice
turmeric known as curcumin, has the ability to selectively
target cancer stem cells, which are at the root of cancer
malignancy, while having little to no toxicity on normal stem
cells, which are essential for tissue regeneration and
- March 20, 2015 - Today in History:
1760 - The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.
1792 - In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approved the use of the
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life
Among the Lowly," was first published.
1865 - A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President Abraham
Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans and did not appear at
the Soldier’s Home near Washington, DC.
1886 - The first AC power plant in the U.S. began commercial operation.
1896 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens in the
wake of a revolution.
1922 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding ordered U.S. troops back from
1922 - The USS Langley was commissioned. It was the first aircraft
carrier for the U.S. Navy.
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect
the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1967 - Twiggy arrived in the U.S. for a one-week stay.
1969 - U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy called on the U.S. to close all bases
1976 - Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her role in
the hold up of a San Francisco Bank.
1980 - The U.S. made an appeal to the International Court concerning the
American Hostages in Iran.
1987 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AZT. The drug was
proven to slow the progress of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency
1990 - Imelda Marcos, widow of ex-Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos,
went on trial for racketeering, embezzlement and bribery.
1991 - The U.S. forgave $2 billion in loans to Poland.
1995 - In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others were
sickened when packages containing the nerve gas Sarin was released on
five separate subway trains. The terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult
1996 - In Los Angeles, Erik and Lyle Menendez were found guilty of
first-degree murder in the killing of their parents.
2002 - Arthur Andersen pled innocent to charges that it had shredded
documents and deleted computer files related to the energy company
2003 - U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
2004 - The U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at
Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
U.S. Loses Track of $500 Million Worth of Weapons in Yemen, Including
Drones, Helicopters and 1.2 Million Rounds of Ammo
AllGov - Gone with the collapse of Yemen’s government is half a billion
dollars worth of American military equipment and weapons provided to the
former regime. The Department of Defense says it can’t say for sure what
happened to $500 million in aid the U.S. military gave to Yemen after
Shiite Houthi rebels toppled the government. The assistance covers a
wide range of weaponry, aircraft and equipment—enough to equip a small
army of rebels.
Lavrov: Washington is pushing Kiev to military solution of Donbass
RT - The US is inciting Kiev to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine by
force, said the Russian foreign minister citing US support of the recent
Ukrainian law on the special self-governing status of Donbass, which
Moscow says undermines the Minsk-2 deal. “If Washington welcomes the
action, which undermines the Minsk agreements, then we can only conclude
that Washington is inciting Kiev to resolve the issue by military
means,” said Lavrov at a media conference in Moscow on Thursday.
US plans show of force with ‘Dragoon Ride’ through Eastern Europe
RT - The United States is planning a military exercise that will weave
its troops through Eastern Europe before they arrive at their home base
in Germany – a show of force intended to reinforce its commitment to the
US Paratroopers to Start Training Ukrainian National Guard in April
Sputnik News - The Pentagon will deploy about 300 United States Army
paratroopers to Western Ukraine next month to train six Ukrainian
National Guard companies and a headquarters team, the Pentagon
announced.... An exact date has not been finalized, but the training –
which was announced last August – had been due to start in mid-March; it
was delayed after leaders from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany
emerged from peace talks last month in Minsk with a second cease-fire
Future Russian army could deploy anywhere in the world – in 7 hours
RT - In the future, a fleet of heavy transport aircraft will reportedly
be capable of moving a strategic unit of 400 Armata tanks, with
ammunition, to anywhere in the world. And probably at hypersonic speed,
enabling Russia to mount a global military response.
"Disturbed" US Will Hold Syria Accountable For Chemical Weapons Attack,
Zero Hedge - Now, two days after reports surfaced that the Assad
government had once again decided to gas women and children and one day
after the Syrian military said it did no such thing because it “doesn’t
need to,” John Kerry wants you to know that the US will take whatever
measures are necessary to hold Assad accountable for what other people
say he might have done.
Amid "US Coup", Venezuela Takes Another $5 Billion Loan From China
Zero Hedge - China - which is already Venezuela's biggest creditor with
over $50 billion loaned since 2007 - as Reuters reports, is said to plan
on signing another $5bn loan to Venezuela for "wide-ranging" projects
like "mature oil fields."
Russia and China to open joint e-commerce platform in summer
RT - Russian online payment system Yandex. Money is to start processing
payments for China’s online platform TradeEase, which is aimed at
increasing cross-border trade between the two countries. The project is
expected to have a turnover of $830,000 in the first 3 months after it
starts in the summer.
Yummy mummy? ‘Placenta smoothie’ business on hold over public health
RT - A local council has ordered public health officials to investigate
a Wiltshire woman’s placenta-based food product business over fears that
it may not be safe for consumption. Kathryn Beale, 41, turns women’s
placentas into smoothies and pills at her home in Swindon, Wiltshire,
and says she maintains a high standard of hygiene throughout the
However, when Swindon Borough Council caught a whiff of the mother of
two’s activities, they went to court to apply for an emergency
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Federal Judge Rips Obama Admin Lawyer for Amnesty Deception: ‘I
Believed Your Word’ and You Made Me Look Like a Fool!
Breitbart -The U.S. Government lied to a federal judge,
misrepresented facts and illegally gave 100,081 illegal aliens
immigration status despite a pending lawsuit and an injunction.
That is the argument that attorneys representing Texas and more
than two dozen other states made. During the heated court
hearing Andrew Hanen, a U.S. District Court Judge, said that the
apparent violation had made him look like an idiot since he
initially believed the U.S. Government.
'8-Week Summer Special Ops Exercises Prep For End Game And
'Mastering The Human Domain'
All News Pipeline - From July 15th to September 15th of 2015,
the US Army's Green Berets, US Navy Seals, US Marines Special
Ops Command and US Air Force Special Ops Command will be taking
part in 'Jade Helm 15', 8 weeks of night time drills in 7 states
in the southwestern portion of America in which the states of
Texas and Utah are both labeled 'hostile' territory in the
'drills' as outlined in more detail in the US Army Special Ops
Command documents embedded below.
Emails sought of nearly a dozen U.S. State Department workers
(Reuters) - Congress has subpoenaed the emails of "close to a
dozen" people who worked in the State Department for Hillary
Clinton when she was secretary of state, the chairman of the
U.S. House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks
said on Thursday.
Fight video shows likely Ferguson shooter beat up by other
protester – NOT cops
BizPac Review - Video footage of demonstrators scuffling outside
the Ferguson Police Department the night two officers were shot
could hold a key to a case that’s already spurring charges of
police brutality and a coerced confession. And it virtually
proves those charges are lies.
ACLU v. TSA
ACLU - The ACLU and the NYCLU filed a Freedom of Information Act
lawsuit in March 2015 demanding documents relating to the TSA's
Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program.
As part of the program, thousands of “behavior detection”
officers scrutinize the behavior of travelers in airport
screening areas in an attempt to identify anyone who may pose a
US secret service wants to build fake White House to guard real
The Telegraph - Joseph Clancy, the director of the agency
charged with guarding the president, outlined plans for the $8
million (£5.54 million) replica to be erected at a training
facility in Maryland, 20 miles from the actual executive
mansion. He urged congressman to authorise the funds as he said
that secret service agents currently train in a car park that
lacks the layout of bushes and fountains of the White House
SF Cathedral Has Been Deterring Homeless by Drenching Them in
Activist Post - KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral,
the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has
installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping
in the cathedral’s doorways. The cathedral, at Geary and Gough,
is the home church of the Archbishop. There are four tall side
doors, with sheltered alcoves, that attract homeless people at
St. Paul schools give transgender students access to any
bathroom, locker room
EAG News - The people of Minnesota apparently don’t like it, and
the state may ban it, but the St. Paul school board adopted a
new policy Tuesday giving transgender students access to the
restroom and locker room facilities of their choice, regardless
of their biological gender.
Cops Brutally Beat Student Over ID Discrepancy
Steve Watson - A University of Virginia (UVA) student was
savagely beaten and arrested Wednesday by police officers
working with Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control, because there was a discrepancy with his ID. Martese
Johnson, an honor student at the university was charged with
“resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force,
and profane swearing or intoxication.” according to the
University newspaper The Cavalier Daily. However, the student
was not accused of possessing false identification.
5 year history of all major opinion polls.
Polling Report - In each poll, for five years, the economy and
jobs stayed at the top of the list of concerns. Credit: Fred
Lundgren CEO of KCAA-Radio
Gold Prices Will Hit Record On Surging Asian Demand, ANZ Says
Zero Hedge - "Under our central case, gold prices are likely to
rise gradually, eventually breaking through the USD2,000/oz
level within the next decade. This is the most likely outcome,
to which we assign a 45% probability," ANZ analysts say, in a
note explaining how a number of factors are converging to make
the outlook for gold particularly bullish.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Monsanto settles 7 lawsuits after 2013 GMO-wheat scare
RT - Agrochemical giant Monsanto has settled class action
lawsuits with farmers in seven states over genetically modified
wheat incident in 2013. Without any admission of liability the
company will pay some $350,000 in donations to agricultural
schools. The agricultural biotechnology corporation announced
donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools in Kansas,
Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The St. Louis based company also promised to reimburse a portion
of the costs associated with the case. Monsanto said it can’t
disclose how much that will cost.
Biotech Bans Anti-GMO Group from SXSW Food Supply Panel
Natural Society - It continues to be clear that the awakened
public will not so easily be brought down by the GMO industries.
However, at South by Southwest (SXSW), it appears that money
from GMO corporations talks as true debate is controlled and
censored. Katherine Paul, Associate Director of the Organic
Consumers Association (OCA), an organization dedicated to
protecting organic standards, has officially been censored from
The Can O' Tuna Argument - Synergistic Toxicity and Vaccine
Brian Rogers - Certainly if you are on the frontlines of the
vaccine debate you've heard the argument from pro vaxxers 'hey
well, y'know, a can of tuna has about the same amount of mercury
in it that a vaccine does.' Or about aluminum, 'a muffin has as
much aluminum as a vaccine containing aluminum'. It is a silly
argument but it shows you the mindset of some of these people
that don't question and research the very vaccine inserts or
information available to them before they are injected.
Attend the FREE Vaccine World Summit to learn about vaccine
issues from five esteemed doctors
(NaturalNews) Five renowned physicians are planning a cost-free
global online event to discuss a range of issues, legislation
and other facets of vaccinations. The event, appropriately named
the Vaccine World Summit, will feature presentations from
vaccine researchers, experts and medical professionals.
Vaccination registration system will destroy medical freedom,
mirroring gun registration
(NaturalNews) Leslie Manookian, writer and director of the
movie, "The Greater Good," wrote in a blog posted on the movie's
web site that the CDC has already tipped its hand.... "Federal
legislation already exists that allows Federal health officials
to forcibly vaccinate people against their will in the event a
flu pandemic is declared. ... CDC has openly stated that vaccine
registries are a tool to identify areas of 'undervaccination' so
that they can be addressed and brought into 'compliance,'" she
Research Discovers This Degenerative Disease to Develop in 20’s
Natural Society - Published in the journal Brain, the recent
report reveals how plaques begin to form early in life. While
amyloid is initially beneficial to our brains processes, the mis-formation
of these proteins in the bran in some individuals is what leads
to brain degeneration. The result is dementia and memory loss.
McDonald’s Antibiotic-Shift Sparks Deep Pressure for Chicken
Natural Society - Following McDonald’s’ announcement that it
intends on removing certain antibiotics from chicken products,
food providers are feeling even greater pressure to make similar
shifts. Influenced by the fast food giant’s decision, Tyson,
KFC, and even Costco are making moves to push antibiotics out of
- March 19, 2015 - Today in History:
1748 - The English Naturalization Act passed granting Jews right to
colonize in the U.S.
1775 - Poland & Prussia signed a trade agreement.
1822 - The city of Boston, MA, was incorporated.
1831 - The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of
New York City lost $245,000 in the robbery.
1865 - The Battle of Bentonville took place. The Confederates retreated
from Greenville, NC.
1900 - U.S. President McKinley asserted that there was a need for free
trade with Puerto Rico.
1908 - The state of Maryland barred Christian Scientists from practicing
without medical diplomas.
1918 - The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.
1918 - A German seaplane was shot down for the first time by an American
1931 - The state of Nevada legalized gambling.
1945 - About 800 people were killed as Japanese kamikaze planes attacked
the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan.
1977 - France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island.
1981 - During a test of the space shuttle Columbia two workers were
injured and one was killed.
1984 - A Mobile oil tanker spilled 200,000 gallons into the Columbia
1998 - The World Health Organization warned of tuberculosis epidemic
that could kill 70 million people in next two decades.
2002 - Operation Anaconda, the largest U.S.-led ground offensive since
the Gulf War, ended in eastern Afghanistan. During the operation, which
began on March 2, it was reported that at least 500 Taliban and al Qaeda
fighters were killed. Eleven allied troops were killed during the same
2003 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces had
launched a strike against "targets of military opportunity" in Iraq. The
attack, using cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs, were aimed at
Iraqi leaders thought to be near Baghdad.
2011 - The U.S. fired more than 100 cruise missiles from the sea while
French fighter jets targeted Moammar Gadhafi's forces from the air,
launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war
in support of an uprising.
U.S. to delay two Afghan base closings
(Reuters) - The U.S. military bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad are likely
to remain open beyond the end of 2015, a senior U.S. official said, as
Washington considers slowing its military pull-out from Afghanistan to
help the new government fight the Taliban. The anticipated policy
reversal reflects the U.S. embrace of Afghanistan's new and more
cooperative president, Ashraf Ghani, and a desire to avoid the kind of
collapse of local security forces that occurred in Iraq after the U.S.
Washington Warns of 'Policy Ramifications' for Netanyahu as Tensions
Sputnik News - On Wednesday, instead of congratulating Netanyahu on his
narrow victory in Israel’s national elections – as leaders from Canada
and Britain did – the Obama administration promised consequences for the
prime minister’s vow to prevent the establishment of an independent
US drone strike kills top Al-Shabaab leader
RT - The Pentagon said an American drone strike killed a key Al-Shabaab
operative responsible for coordinating the Somali militant group’s
intelligence and security operations, while also having been the
mastermind behind the Westgate Mall massacre
US warns Damascus against interfering with its ‘aerial assets’ in Syrian
RT - The Pentagon is yet to officially acknowledge the downing of a
surveillance drone over ISIS-free territory controlled by the Syrian
govt, but scarce details of the incident hint at US involvement going
beyond its self-mandated anti-ISIS plan in Syria.
Washington Retaliates: Shifts Anti-Missile Battery Into Poland, Begins
Zero Hedge - This week the U.S. Army deployed to Poland about 30
vehicles and 100 troops from the 5th Battalion/7th Air Defense Regiment,
based in Germany. The U.S. soldiers will train for several days with
Polish troops from the 37th Missile Squadron of Air Defense, the 38th
Support Squadron, and the 3rd Brigade of Air Defense Command. The
American forces will set up their Patriot air and missile defense assets
in Poland to demonstrate the U.S. Army’s capacity to deploy Patriot
systems rapidly within NATO territory.
Tunisia Attack Has Roots in NATO’s Destabilization of Libya
Paul Joseph Watson - Group likely to be behind siege was hired by U.S.
State Department to defend Benghazi consulate. The attack on a museum in
the capital of Tunisia has its roots in NATO’s destabilization of
neighboring Libya, during which terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda were
armed and funded in the effort to topple Colonel Gaddafi.
Here We Go Again: YouTube Clips Of Syrian "Chemical Attacks" Are Back -
Meet The Man Behind The Propaganda
Zero Hedge - US foreign policy is becoming so easy and predictable, even
Derek Zoolander can do it. Two weeks ago, when discussing the relentless
attempts to provoke, or at least greenlight another quasi war with
Syria's president Assad, we wrote "one can be confident that the ISIS
"campaign" will continue and get ever closer to Damascus until yet
another appropriately-framed YouTube clip appears and leads to another
war with Assad."
Greece adopts anti-poverty law in face of EU opposition
RT - The Greek parliament approved a “humanitarian crisis” bill
Wednesday, the first of a raft of social measures proposed by new Prime
Minister Alexis Tsipras, despite stiff opposition from the European
Commission, who called the law a “unilateral” action. The bill, which
adopted housing allowances and emergency food aid for the poorest
Greeks, was passed with support from conservative New Democracy
lawmakers, as the government snubbed efforts by the European Commission
to scupper it.... The bill also included a 100-installment payment
scheme for taxpayers to settle their debts with the state, which was
fingered by the commission as “fragmentary” action for solving Athens’
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Calls For Mandatory Voting
Kit Daniels - Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland on
Wednesday, the president pointed out that several countries such
as Australia already have compulsory voting in which citizens
are fined or even jailed for not voting in elections. “It would
be transformative if everybody voted,” Obama said. “That would
counteract [campaign] money more than anything.” “If everybody
voted, then it would completely change the political map in this
Army starts destroying largest US stockpile of chemical weapons
RT - The process of destroying America’s largest remaining
stockpile of chemical weapons began on Wednesday in Colorado,
more than a decade after the Defense Department approved the
destruction of 780,000 shells containing 2,600 tons of mustard
agent. It will take four years to destroy the inventory leftover
from World War II at Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado.
The work is being scheduled under the 1997 international treaty
banning all chemical weapons, and the material will be moved
from a storage bunker to an airtight structure. Depot spokesman
Thomas Schultz told AP that “managers don’t want to expose crews
or the containers to storms.”
State Dept. Finally Admits: No Record Hillary Clinton Signed
Standard Exit Form
Breitbart - Another piece of the puzzle fell into place in
Hillary Clinton’s ever-deepening email scandal, as the State
Department – following days of absolutely absurd foot-dragging –
finally admitted it can’t seem to find any record of her signed
Form OF-109. This is a crucial document signed by departing
State Department employees, testifying that all official records
have been turned over, including – but not limited to –
classified materials and emails. Since it is manifestly obvious
that Hillary Clinton didn’t turn over all such materials, her
signature on the OF-109 would have constituted perjury.
Border Agent: Patrol Punished For Reporting Large Groups Of
Steve Watson - A border patrol agent has testified that the
Department of Homeland Security is deliberately fudging data to
hoodwink the American public into believing that the border is
secure, when in reality it is overrun, with 60 percent of all
illegal crossers going uncaptured. I want to be crystal clear –
the border is not secure,” border agent Chris Cabrera told the
Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday.
Internal Audit Criticizes Border Patrol for not Testing Rail
Cargo from Canada and Mexico for Radiation
AllGov - A radiation isotope identifier is used by U.S. Customs
to determine if there are nuclear materials on trains and trucks
coming into the U.S. But out of 222 rail shipments requiring
such examination that went through six ports, 160 of the
shipments, or 72% of the total, were not checked. Customs agents
“may have failed to require examinations of rail shipments that
were at a higher risk to contain...weapons of mass destruction
[and] potential instruments of terrorism" from entering the U.S.
Texas Lawmaker Wants To Make It Illegal To Film Cops From Less
Than 25 Feet Away
Techdirt - Filed by Dallas State Representative Jason Villalba
(R), the bill prohibits anyone in public within 25 feet of
police to record them. The buffer is even greater at 100 feet,
for anyone recording video who is also carrying a gun. Only
accredited news organizations, like KENS5, would be allowed to
record without the buffer zone.
This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops To Deal With A
Mentally Disturbed Person
Steve Watson - The footage was made public by Geoff Henley,
attorney for the family, who told reporters that the footage
highlights how ill prepared cops are for dealing with mentally
ill people who need medical help. “When you’re dealing with
somebody who is mentally ill, you’re not supposed to agitate,”
Henley said. “You’re not supposed to move fast… you’re not
supposed to inflame.”
Banks to Soldiers: Thanks for Serving your Country; Now Give us
your Car…The Mandatory Arbitration Trick
AllGov - Those in the U.S. military are supposed to have some
protection from financial problems, such as auto repossession,
while serving. But many financial institutions, including some
that claim to have service members’ best interests at heart,
have gotten around federal restrictions by using binding
arbitration clauses in sales contracts that deny customers,
including members of the armed forces, the right to fight their
case in the court system and force them into hearings that are
stacked in favor of lenders.
10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before The
Last Economic Crisis
Economic Collapse - If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you
might not want to read this article. I am going to dispel the
notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and
I am going to show that we are much worse off than we were just
prior to the last economic crisis.
VIDEO: Fed Drops Patient Stance, Opening Door to June Rate
(Bloomberg) - The Federal Reserve opened the door to an
interest-rate increase as soon as June, while also indicating it
will go slow once it gets started. The new signals were
contained in a policy statement that ended an era by dropping an
assurance that the Fed will be “patient” in raising rates, and
in a fresh set of estimates that lowered the median for the
federal funds rate the end of 2015 to 0.625 percent compared
with 1.125 percent in December.
Hedge Fund Manager: Fed Repeating Mistakes of Great Depression
Sputnik News - The founder of a billion-dollar hedge fund
correctly predicted that the Federal Reserve would set itself up
to raise interest rates later this year – drawing another
alarming parallel between today’s economy and that of the Great
Depression.... The Fed raised rates eight years after the 1929
financial crisis, following accommodative monetary policy to
boost the economy, and it still ended up being too soon. The Dow
lost half of its value between 1937 and 1938.
Texas Bill Would Legalize Gold and Silver as Legal Tender
Tenth Amendment Center - Introduced by State Sen. Konni Burton
(R-10) on March 11, Senate Bill 1245 (SB1245) re-affirms gold
and silver as legal tender in the state of Texas on a voluntary
basis. Under the bill, individuals would be free to “use gold or
silver coin or gold or silver bullion as legal tender in this
state for the payment of any private or public debt.” This bill
would mark the first step toward currency competition. If sound
money is given a foothold in the marketplace against Federal
Reserve notes, the people would be able to choose the
time-tested stability of gold and silver over the central bank’s
rapidly-depreciating paper currency. The freedom of choice
expanded by SB1245 can allow Texas residents to secure the
purchasing power of their money.
New York county sheriff must give up stingray records, judge
Ars Technica - According to a judicial ruling issued Tuesday,
the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) in Northwestern New York
state must turn over a number of documents concerning its
purchase and use of stingrays. The 24-page order comes as the
result of a lawsuit brought by the New York Civil Liberties
Union (NYCLU) and marks a rare victory in favor of transparency
of "cell-site simulators," which are often shrouded in secrecy.
Underground Market Steals $12 Million In Bitcoins: “Going to The
Caribbean… Hope You Guys Understand”
Daily Sheeple - A user or users operating under the name Verto
and Kimble appear to be the culprits responsible for
transferring the funds out of the Evolution network. But the
story doesn’t end. The operators of Evolution did leave a note
for their users letting them know what happened to the money. As
you might expect, the $12 million in bitcoins that have been
disappeared will be shared among the former admins of Evolution,
with the operator of the site claiming he’s headed to the
Caribbean to enjoy his profits...
Hello Biometrics: Windows 10 to Add Facial Recognition, Iris
Scans and Fingerprint Reader
Activist Post - After several years of consumer complaints,
Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of
late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the
popular operating system. However, it appears that one feature
being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a
suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport.
It's all a part of the move toward a full-fledged Smart World
where YOU become the password in a matrix of online and
Largest solar storm for two years hits Earth and is so powerful
it pulls the aurora SOUTH
Daily Mail - A severe solar storm has smacked Earth with a
surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt, potentially affecting power
grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern
lights farther south, federal forecasters said. So far no damage
has been reported.... This storm ranks a 4, called severe, on
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 1-to-5
scale for geomagnetic effects. It is the strongest solar storm
to blast Earth since the fall of 2013. It's been nearly a decade
since a level 5 storm, termed extreme, has hit Earth.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
California Farmers Sell Water Instead of Planting Food
Breitbart - Rice farmers in northern California's Sacramento
Valley have found a new way to turn a profit in the
drought-ravaged state: selling a portion of their water supply
to thirsty southern Californians for a premium price. According
to NBC News, Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District (MWD)
is offering Sacramento Valley rice farmers $700 per acre-foot of
water, more than double the amount it paid for the same water in
2010 and a significant increase from the $500 it offered last
year. The offer is good–so good that many rice farmers say they
cannot afford to pass it up.
What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters
Karl Denninger - The goal here is to have something you can grab
in seconds and that will get you home (or to someone you trust,
if your home is destroyed) in a bad situation. Comfort is not a
factor and neither is the end of civilization, social order or
anything similar. These scenarios all presume the disaster is
local to you but that doesn’t make it any less real from your
point of view. They are the most-common scenarios and yet
they’re also the ones that most people who call themselves
“preppers” pay the least attention to.
Water Fluoridation Linked to Increased ADHD in Kids
thenewamerican.com - Millions of children and adolescents have
been diagnosed (and misdiagnosed) as having Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. A new study suggests that many
of them may suffer from symptoms labeled as ADHD that are the
result of fluoride that has been put in their tap water by
Laced with Toxins, But They Were Probably on Your Dinner Plate
Dr. Mercola - These 8 "worst of the worst" food ingredients can
wallop your health, linked to many chronic diseases, including
Parkinson's, cancer, liver cirrhosis, Alzheimer's, and more. But
they're probably on your dinner plate, unless you take great
care to avoid them.
Denied: Lawmakers Fighting to Hide GMO Ingredients Nationwide
Natural Society - Despite an overwhelming number of consumers
voicing their desire to know what's in their food, Idaho
lawmakers, as well as others, are taking steps toward making
sure that never happens. In the face of states introducing and
passing GMO labeling laws that would require the labeling of
genetically modified foods, these lawmakers are asking the
federal government to make sure there will never be any required
labeling, and that all labeling be voluntary.
McDonald’s Assaults Reporter Asking About McNugget Ingredients
Anthony Gucciardi - What does it take to get physically removed
from McDonald’s? Apparently, as I found out, all it takes is to
ask one of their employees about what’s actually inside their
McNuggets. It even resulted in a whopping 7 police officers at
the scene to ‘escort’ me off their property. All for asking
about the McNuggets (which I was never able to purchase)....
Here are just some of the ingredients found in fast food
10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Green Med Info - Could the long sought-after cure for type 1
diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating
body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that
- March 18, 2015 - Today in History:
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
1818 - The U.S. Congress approved the first pensions for government
1834 - The first railroad tunnel in the U.S. was completed. The work was
1874 - Hawaii signed a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the
islands to the U.S.
1911 - Theodore Roosevelt opened the Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. It was
the largest dam in the U.S. at the time.
1917 - The Germans sank the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and
the Illinois, without any warning.
1938 - Mexico took control of all foreign-owned oil properties on its
1942 - The third military draft began in the U.S. because of World War
1943 - American forces took Gafsa in Tunisia.
1945 - 1,250 U.S. bombers attacked Berlin.
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Miranda decision
concerning legal council for defendants.
1969 - U.S. President Nixon authorizes Operation Menue. It was the
‘secret’ bombing of Cambodia.
1971 - U.S. helicopters airlifted 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of
1975 - Saigon abandoned most of the Central Highlands of Vietnam to
1977 - Vietnam turned over an MIA to a U.S. delegation.
1981 - The U.S. disclosed that there were biological weapons tested in
Texas in 1966.
1986 - The U.S. Treasury Department announced that a clear, polyester
thread was to be woven into bills in an effort to thwart counterfeiters.
1987 - The U.S. performed nuclear tests at a Nevada test site.
2005 - Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed
Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. (The brain-damaged woman died 13 days
2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama confronted
America's racial divide with a speech in Philadelphia. It was prompted
by incendiary racial remarks made by Obama's African-American pastor,
the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed into law a $38 billion jobs bill
containing a modest mix of tax breaks and spending designed to encourage
the private sector to start hiring again.
2011 - President Barack Obama demanded that Moammar Gadhafi halt all
military attacks on civilians and said that if the Libyan leader did not
stand down, the United States would join other nations in launching
military action against him.
Iran, Hezbollah left off US terror threat listing
RT - Iran and Hezbollah were left out of an annual terrorism threat
assessment report offered in late February to the US Senate by Director
of National Intelligence James Clapper. Iran and Hezbollah had been
fixtures on the annual report before 2015. Iran’s efforts to fight Sunni
extremists, including the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as
ISIL or ISIS), were touted in the unclassified version of the Worldwide
Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, released recently.
Blockupy: ECB protesters clash with Frankfurt police, tear gas deployed
RT - Some 350 people have been detained at the Blockupy protest in
Frankfurt on the day the European Central Bank headquarters open in the
city. 70 police have been injured in clashes. Tear gas was used against
protesters, who pelted stones and torched cars. “Many protesters have
been injured as police used water cannons and tear gas,” representatives
of Blockupy movement told RIA Novosti. The protest is to go on into the
night. According to Deutsche Welle, protesters are now trying to storm
the new ECB building.
Greek protesters target police, torch cars in Athens demanding prison
RT - Protesters in Athens threw petrol bombs at police and set cars on
fire as they demanded the release of jailed political prisoners. They
also want the Syriza government to keep its promise to close down the
controversial high-security ‘Type C’ prisons.
Greek PM To Meet With Putin Amid Cash Crunch
Zero Hedge - News of an upcoming meeting between Tsipras and Putin comes
just days ahead of EU Summit and a €2 billion debt repayment, suggesting
Athens may be playing one of its few remaining cards.
UN Security Council: ISIS replacing Taliban in Afghanistan
RT - The Islamic State has infiltrated into Afghanistan and is
attempting to step into the Taliban's boots, acknowledged the UN
Security Council. Russia’s representative to the UN warns Central Asian
states could be the next stop for the Islamic extremists. The presence
of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters in the country
has been confirmed by the United Nations Assistance Mission in
Afghanistan (UNAMA). The UN envoy to Afghanistan acknowledged that the
IS could potentially unite minor Islamist groups in the country under a
Plane drops of ammunition helping to reinforce ISIS says reports
RT - The Islamic State is getting outside help, with plane drops
providing ammunition for the terrorist organization, according to an RT
Arabic report. Iraqi government soldiers also say this is a recurring
theme and the group is as strong as ever. The battle for Iraq’s Anbar
Province continues to rage, despite bombing campaigns from the US and
their coalition allies. Notwithstanding a big offensive to try and win
back territory lost to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)
last summer, local Iraqi government soldiers say the militant group is
still a potent force.
Supersonic strategic bombers heading to Crimea for drills – military
RT - Russia’s Air Force is deploying an unspecified number of strategic
nuclear-capable supersonic bombers to Crimea, according to a source. The
major drills also include deployment of tactical Iskander ballistic
missiles to the Kaliningrad exclave in Europe. Several Tu-22M3 (NATO
designation ‘Backfire’) variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and
maritime strike rocket aircraft are due to arrive to Crimea as part of
global training exercises for the Russian military in the European part
of the country.
US loses drone over Syria, which claims to have brought it down
The Guardian - The United States lost contact with an unarmed Predator
drone over Syria on Tuesday, US officials said, stopping short of
confirming the plane was taken down by Syrian air defences, as reported
by Syrian state media. “At this time, we have no information to
corroborate press reports that the aircraft was shot down,” a US defense
official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We are looking into
the incident and will provide more details when available.“
France & Germany to join China-led $50bn infrastructure bank, along with
RT - The finance ministries of France and Germany have confirmed they’ll
join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and Italy
is expected to soon. Joining the rival to the US-led World Bank is seen
as a setback for the Obama administration. ... The new China-led bank is
expected to challenge the Washington-based World Bank, so the US is
increasing pressure on its allies not to join the institution. The US’
concern is that the new investment bank might not have high standards of
governance and environmental and social safeguards. The new bank is
expected to challenge the Western dominance of the US-led World Bank and
IMF in global infrastructure projects, which experts believe will create
Standstill After Israeli Polls Close: Likud, Zionist Union Neck and Neck
Sputnik News - Israel’s Channel 1 and Channel 10 exit polls give
Netanyahu’s Likud party 27 seats, and Herzog’s Zionist Union party 27
seats in a 120-member Parliament. Meanwhile, Israel’s Channel 2 exit
poll gives Netanyahu’s Likud party 28 seats, and Herzog’s Zionist Union
party 27 seats in Parliament.... Final results are not expected until
early Wednesday morning.... Despite the deadlock, Netanyahu, on Twitter,
claimed a "great victory.”
Tens Of Thousands Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally In Tel Aviv
Four more American aid workers flown to US for Ebola observation
The Guardian - Four more American aid workers arrived back in the US on
Tuesday from west Africa to be monitored for Ebola, health officials
said. The latest arrivals bring to 16 the number of aid workers who have
returned in the last week from Sierra Leone. None of them have been
diagnosed with Ebola, but they will be isolated and monitored during the
next three weeks for signs of the disease.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Suspicious White House envelope tests positive for cyanide
RT - A suspicious envelope received by the White House earlier
this week has tested positive for cyanide, the US Secret Service
has confirmed, adding that another test will be conducted to
confirm the results. “On Monday 3/16/15, an envelope was
received at the White House Mail Screening Facility. Initial
Biological testing was negative; however, on 03/17/15, the
chemical testing returned a presumptive positive for cyanide,”
Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement. “The
sample was transported to another facility to confirm the
Bill to Pull Plug On NSA Introduced in Texas
Activist Post - The legislation would prohibit any political
subdivision in Texas from providing water or electricity to any
federal agency "involved in the routine surveillance or
collection and storage of bulk telephone or e-mail records or
related metadata concerning any citizen of the United States and
that claims the legal authority to collect and store the bulk
telephone or e-mail records or metadata concerning any citizen
of the United States without the citizen's consent or a search
warrant that describes the person, place, or thing to be
searched or seized."
New Bill Would Prohibit ATF Ban on Popular Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has introduced
legislation that will prohibit future ATF ammunition bans as the
fight over attempts to restrict the second amendment
intensifies. The Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act would
“prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives (ATF) from classifying M855 ammunition as
armor-piercing and from instituting any ban on the sale and
manufacture of ammunition that is intended, marketed, and sold
for rifle use.”
Bill Would Close Parental Rights Loophole Affecting Texas
Breitbart - It seems like such an anomaly that Texas
homeschoolers are still fighting for their rights in a state
that ranks among the best in the nation to homeschool. Yet, last
week, more than 250 homeschooled students and their parents
convened in Austin for the Texas Home School Coalition’s (THSC)
Capitol Days to lobby for legislation that will strengthen
parental rights, if passed, during the 84th Legislative session.
Oil Bonds Lose Investors $7 Billion in 10 Days
(Bloomberg) Oil prices have fallen more than 15 percent since
March 4 to a six-year low of $43.5, wiping out $7 billion of
market value of high-yield debt issued by energy companies.
Prices on $1.45 billion of notes sold less than two weeks ago by
Energy XXI Ltd., an oil producer that was being squeezed by its
lenders, have fallen by as much as 10 percent. Comstock
Resources Inc.’s $700 million of securities have declined by
more than 7 percent since March 6.
Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Takes Effect April 1 But is Already
Leading to Restaurant Closings and Job Losses
EPJ - As the implementation date for Seattle’s strict $15 per
hour minimum wage law approaches, the city is experiencing a
rising trend in restaurant closures. The tough new law goes into
effect April 1st.... The shut-downs have idled dozens of
low-wage workers, the very people advocates say the wage law is
supposed to help. Instead of delivering the promised “living
wage” of $15 an hour, economic realities created by the new law
have dropped the hourly wage for these workers to zero.
San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay with Cancer-Causing
Mikael Thalen - According to the lawsuit, Monsanto knowingly hid
the well-documented health issues linked to polychlorinated
biphenyls, commonly referred to as PCBs, in order to continue
using compounds such as Aroclor. “PCBs manufactured by Monsanto
have been found in Bay sediments and water and have been
identified in tissues of fish, lobsters, and other marine life
in the Bay,” the complaint reads. “PCB contamination in and
around the Bay affects all San Diegans and visitors who enjoy
the Bay, who reasonably would be disturbed by the presence of a
hazardous, banned substance in the sediment, water, and
‘Basically, they just fell out of the sky’: 2,000 snow geese
found dead in Idaho
Washington Post - About 2,000 snow geese migrating from Mexico
to their Alaskan nesting grounds were found dead in Idaho, the
state's Department of Fish and Game announced Monday. Although
testing is still in progress, officials believe that the deaths
are consistent with avian cholera.
Animal Diseases as Bioweapons
Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA
Washington Examiner - The Environmental Protection Agency has
its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency
announced that it is funding a University of California project
to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special
tray to catch them and a "catalytic" filtration system. The
$15,000 project has the "potential for global application," said
the school. The school said that the technology they will study
with the EPA grant is intended to reduce air pollution and cut
the health hazards to BBQ "pit masters" from propane-fueled
Judicial Committee Gives FBI The First OK It Needs To Hack Any
Computer, Anywhere On The Planet
Techdirt - A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a
rule change that will broaden the FBI's hacking authority
despite fears raised by Google that the amended language
represents a "monumental" constitutional concern. The Judicial
Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules voted 11-1 to
modify an arcane federal rule to allow judges more flexibility
in how they approve search warrants for electronic data,
according to a Justice Department spokesman.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Supreme Court May Dump Raisin Price Controls
Breitbart - In a brief filed on behalf of 33 self-identified
“independent raisin growers” against the Fresno-based Raisin
Administrative Committee challenging the co-op’s right to
control marketing of California raisins, growers object to a
supply management program that has the power to require them to
surrender part of their crops or pay a penalty in times of
surplus production. The independents call this an illegal
“taking,” and want the Court to ban the practice.
Small Raisin Farmers Stand Up to the USDA
New Texas Law Wants to Vaccinate Minor Children without Parental
Health Impact News - Children should not be vaccinated by any
health care provider for any reason without the voluntary,
informed consent of their parents. Period. HB 212, by Rep. Toni
Rose ((D), D-110, Dallas) circumvents federal and state parental
rights and consumer protection laws by allowing a minor child 14
years of age and older in the Texas Juvenile Justice System to
consent to vaccination on their own without their parent.
Is Missouri still trying to pass the Drug Monitoring Bill?
This act [SB 63] establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring
Act. The Department of Health and Senior Services is required to
establish and maintain a program to monitor the prescribing and
dispensing of all Schedule II through Schedule IV controlled
substances by all licensed professionals who prescribe or
dispense these substances in Missouri using an existing data
aggregation platform through the State Data Center within the
Office of Administration.... All submitted prescription
information shall be kept confidential with specified
Eating Flaxseed May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality By Up To 70%
Green Med Info - Scores of studies reveal the anticancer effects
of flaxseed. Researchers from the University of Toronto recently
reviewed the literature to answer questions about the compounds
found in flaxseed and how effective they are in reducing breast
cancer risk and tumor growth, and whether flaxseeds interact
beneficially with breast cancer drugs. They reviewed in vitro,
animal, observational, and clinical studies on flaxseed and
flaxseed oil, as well as lignans found in flaxseed.
Coca-Cola pays health experts to suggest soda as a healthy snack
RT - Several nutritionists and fitness experts suggested that
sipping on a mini can of Coke could be part of a healthy diet
during American Heart Month in February, but the Associated
Press reported Monday that Coca-Cola is working with health
experts in an attempt to promote its sugary beverage – one
that’s otherwise being criticized for contributing to America’s
obesity problem. The company would not reveal how much it paid
those who plugged its product, but it dismissed the behavior as
something all major brands do.
- March 17, 2015 - Today in History:
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first
time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the
North American colonies.
1776 - British forces evacuated Boston to Nova Scotia during the
1942 - Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the Allied
forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. bombed Vienna.
1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962 - Moscow asked the U.S. to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966 - A U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off
1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in
the My Lai massacre case.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon asked Congress to halt busing in order to
1973 - Twenty were killed in Cambodia when a bomb went off that was
meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the
"Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1989 - A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that
brought power outages over large regions of Canada.
1992 - White South Africans approved constitutional reforms to give
legal equality to blacks.
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical
benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.
1999 - The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members
in the wake of a bribery scandal.
2009 - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition.
2011 - The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to
protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if he wins
Washington Post - On the final day of his reelection campaign, Benjamin
Netanyahu said that as long as he serves as prime minister of Israel,
there will not be an independent Palestinian nation.... Netanyahu’s
assertion, made on camera to an Israeli news Web site, appeared to
reverse the prime minister’s previous declarations of support for a
sovereign Palestinian state.
Israeli elections: 4th term or end of Netanyahu era? Live Updates
Anti-terror censorship: France blocks 5 sites without court order
RT - Among the sites that are being restricted is al-Hayat Media Center,
accused of possible links with Islamic State militants, according to
Cazeneuve. The ministry also says it plans to target “dozens” of other
similar websites. Internet service providers have been given 24 hours to
take “all necessary measures to block the listing of these addresses”
under the new rules introduced in November last year.... Visitors to the
sites are now redirected to a page from the French Interior Ministry,
containing a warning graphic of a big red palm, reading “the
contents...incites terrorism or justifies terror acts.”
"Colossal Defeat" For Obama As Australia Joins China's Regional Bank
Zero Hedge - Having attacked its "closest ally" UK for "constant
accomodation" with China, we suspect President Obama will be greatly
displeased at yet another close-ally's decision to partner up with the
Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As The
Australian reports, "make no mistake," the decision by Australia's
Abbott government to sign on for negotiations to join China’s regional
bank, foreshadowed by Tony Abbott at the weekend, "represents a colossal
defeat for the Obama administration’s incompetent, distracted,
ham-fisted diplomacy in Asia." It seems de-dollarization continues...
Vladimir Putin reappears in public for first time in 10 days
The Telegraph - Russian president says life "would be boring without
gossip" as he attends meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday, after days
of rumours about his absence.... The Kremlin has repeated said that
Putin is in good health, maintaining that he has simply been conducting
meetings behind closed doors. That did not stop social media users from
speculating that Mr Putin has had a stroke, or is even dead.
International Media Hysterical Over Putin's Comment on Nuclear Readiness
Sputnik News - Leading western newspaper headlines have focused on
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments about Russia’s readiness to
place its nuclear forces on alert in the event an “unfavorable scenario”
had unfolded in Crimea, despite the United States and the United Kingdom
making similar statements before.
Iran Fighting ISIS – Is it Really a Problem?
Ron Paul - As Iran continues to take an active role in helping Iraq
fight ISIS, many US neocons are upset that the US military is not over
there on the ground doing the fighting. They want Americans believe that
only another US invasion of Iraq – and of Syria as well – can defeat
ISIS. But what is wrong with the countries of the region getting
together and deciding to cooperate on a common problem?
American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition
(AP) - An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while
volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to
critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said
Monday. An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while
volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to
critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The Lies End Now: "Most Transparent Administration Ever" Is No
More: White House To Delete Its FOIA Regulations
Zero Hedge - As reported moments ago, the White House is voiding
a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration
to the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (incidentally the
same act that discovered none of Hillary Clinton's "personal"
government-business emails since they were not even stored on
government property!) which as USA Today explains, makes
"official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject
requests for records to that office."
Suspect in Ferguson, Missouri shooting of police appears in
(Reuters) - The man accused of wounding two policemen during a
protest rally outside the Ferguso n, Missouri, police
headquarters last week appeared in court briefly on Monday and
did not enter a plea to charges that could bring up to life in
prison.... Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, has admitted to firing the
shots that wounded the officers early Thursday and told
authorities he was not shooting at police, Prosecuting Attorney
Robert McCulloch said on Sunday after announcing the arrest.
Chicago Police Threatening to Take Children From “Black Site”
Sputnik News - The Chicago Police Department (CPD) will resort
to threaten taking a suspect’s children if he or she does not
sign confessions that the police wants to have, former Chicago
“black site” detainee Saul Ayala told Sputnik. “They threatened
to take my kids if I wouldn’t sign the story they made up,”
Ayala said on Monday. The incident took place in 2005, Ayala
explained, as CPD officers pulled him out of a car and brought
him to the interrogation “black site” at Chicago’s Homan Square,
where he was denied access to a lawyer or to his family.
ACLU sues Obama administration over ‘kill list’ documents
RT - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the US
government in an effort to compel a court to release documents
detailing the Obama administration’s use of a secret, so-called
“kill list” containing potential drone strike targets. Filed
Monday in US District Court in Manhattan, the lawsuit asks the
Southern District of New York to order four government agencies,
including the Departments of Justice, Defense and State, to heed
Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the ACLU in 2013
concerning the administration’s “targeted killing” program.
Leftist Media Figures Rush to Defend Ferguson Cop Shooter
Paul Joseph Watson - Leftist media figures rushed to defend
Jeffrey Williams, the man who shot and seriously injured two
police officers in Ferguson last week, by claiming he was
mistreated by police and attempting to distance him from the
‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
Union Official Says ‘Corporate Greed’ Behind Push for H-1B Visas
Breitbart - A so-called "war on the American worker" has
intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being
spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California
Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of
American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT
workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to
work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S.
on an H-1B visa program.
American Millennials Score Poorly Against Other Nations in
The New American - A recently released report from the
Educational Testing Service (ETS) indicated that American
“millennials” (those born after 1980 who were 16–34 years of age
at the time of the study) scored near the bottom of the pack
among 23 countries evaluated for various skills… Despite having
the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous
American generation, these young adults on average demonstrate
relatively weak skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem
solving in technology-rich environments compared to their
Scandal-Plagued VA Hospital Still Making Vets Wait Months in
Breitbart - Despite claims made to Congress that the Los Angeles
Veterans Affairs (VA) facility makes patients wait only four
days for an appointment, internal documents from the facility
show that 12,700 appointments wound up taking over 90 days
before they actually occurred. Some new patients also had to
wait months: data from January 15 showed over 1,600 new patients
waited between 60 to 90 days.
US blows through $18trn debt limit
RT - On Monday, the US reached its legal debt limit of $18
trillion -more than the country’s entire GDP. Lawmakers will
either have to again lift it, or attempt to cap spending. As of
March 12, the US Treasury reported federal debt at
$18,114,324,000,000.00 in its daily treasury statement. This
figure is above the statutory debt limit, which was extended by
Congress through March 15 this year.
Bailout for Big Oil? US Quietly Announces Crude Buy-Up
Sputnik News - he Department of Energy said Friday it's
considering buying 5 million barrels of oil for the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in a move that could signal a government
plan to bolster an industry suffering from collapsing prices.
The price of oil has fallen precipitously — dropping nearly 60%
since June. And while the average American may be appreciating
relief at the pump provided by $45-a barrel crude, everyone from
the oil companies themselves to the Wall Street financiers that
lend to and trade on their business has been panicking over the
falling profitability of the industry.
Banks Say "Thanks for the Bailout," Now We'll Park our Profits
in Overseas Tax Havens
AllGov - Giant financial institutions that benefitted from
federal bailouts during the depths of the recession have repaid
the American people’s largesse by hiding profits overseas to
avoid paying their fair share of taxes. According to a report (pdf)
commissioned by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), four big
banks—Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and JPMorgan
Chase—which received massive amounts of money and loan
guarantees to keep them afloat in the wake of the financial
crisis, park large amounts of money in tax haven nations.
The Case Against New York as Home to Wall Street Regulation
Wall Street On Parade - There is now a movement in Congress to
strip the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of its regulatory
oversight of the biggest Wall Street banks. The movement has
roots among both Democrats and Republicans who are fed up with
the continuing unbridled abuses of the public trust by the
unruly hooligans on Wall Street and their timid regulator, the
New York Fed. The push for change is critically important for a
number of reasons. Major among them is the perception that New
York and its politicians are more concerned about what’s in the
best interests of New York residents and less about what’s best
for the country as a whole.
Boston University Economist Calls Out Congress on Enormous
TheNewAmerican - During his annual trek to Washington, D.C., to
lecture Congress on its spendthrift habits, Boston University
economist Laurence Kotlikoff took the gloves off this year. He
dressed down Senator Mike Enzi, chairman of the Senate Budget
Committee, along with the committee's members: Let me get right
to the point. Our country is broke. It’s not broke in 75 years
or 50 years or 25 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. Indeed,
it may well be in worse fiscal shape than any development
country, including Greece.
Bay Area Water Managers Take Home Massive Paychecks During
Breitbart - A new investigation into executive pay at the four
largest Bay Area water districts revealed that many of the
region's top water managers take home massive paychecks, despite
the onset of a fourth year of drought in California.... The
analysis of executive pay comes as three of the four water
districts consider customer rate hikes to combat falling revenue
due to decreased water usage. Just one district, Contra Costa
Water, will cut construction costs and dip into its own cash
reserves to avoid raising customer water rates.
US Oil Pipeline Industry Quietly Building Network That 'Dwarfs
Common Dreams - Despite public opposition that has so far
blocked the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the fossil
fuels industry has successfully—and quietly—expanded the
nation's domestic oil network by installing thousands of miles
of pipeline across the country, according to new reporting by
the Associated Press.
Senate Intelligence Committee Approves "a Surveillance Bill by
AllGov - The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved
the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which
would facilitate the sharing of information from private
companies to the government. The putative reason for the
legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it
will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to
the government… This isn’t the first time the committee has
passed a bill like this. Last summer, similar legislation was
moved to the full Senate, but it died because of concerns that
Google, Facebook and other companies would be forced to share
personal data with intelligence agencies.
Private Companies Continue To Amass Millions Of License Plate
Photos, Hold Onto The Data Forever
Techdirt - Vigilant's ALPR database currently houses more than 2
billion plate scans, with nearly 100 million more being added
every day by law enforcement agencies and repo companies. It
actually has two databases. One can be plugged into by law
enforcement. The other, housed by Vigilant-owned Digital
Recognition Network, can be accessed by certain members of the
public: car dealers, insurance companies, private detectives…
basically anyone willing to pay access fees and who can offer a
suitable justification for digging through a multi-billion plate
Compulsory Vaccination Bills: 110 bills Across 36 states (bills
included by state)
Natural Blaze - 110 Bills, 36 states (total list [document
download]) Sample bills...
Protecting Your Thyroid from Radiation with Natural Iodine
Natural Society - With radiation exposure from medical practices
such as mammograms, and cancer treatments, as well as that which
is being leaked from sites like Fukushima, it becomes more
important than ever to educate ourselves about natural ways to
protect against radiation exposure. Fortunately, iodine has been
shown to protect the important glands of the endocrine system
from radiation toxicity, namely the thyroid.
Hibiscus Leaves Inhibit Growth of Melanoma Cancer Cells
Mae Chan - Originally from Angola, hibiscus is now cultivated
throughout tropical and subtropical regions, especially in
Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China. The polyphenols
present in hibiscus leaves may inhibit growth of and destroy
melanoma cancer cells without damaging healthy human skin cells,
scientists from Taiwan have found.
The many health benefits of eating cilantro
STEPin2 - Cilantro, which is also known as coriander and Chinese
parsley, is a potent medicinal herb. It is often used in Mexican
cuisine to make guacamole and salsas. This herb is packed with
health benefits. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of
- March 16, 2015 - Today in History:
1802 - The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in
1836 - The Republic of Texas approved a constitution.
1882 - The U.S. Senate approved a treaty allowing the United States to
join the Red Cross.
1913 - The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania was launched at Newport
1915 - The Federal Trade Commission began operation.
1928 - The U.S. planned to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.
1945 - Iwo Jima was declared secure by the Allies. However, small
pockets of Japanese resistance still existed.
1968 - U.S. troops in Vietnam destroyed a village consisting mostly of
women and children. The event is known as the My-Lai massacre.
1984 - William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped
by gunmen. He died while in captivity.
1985 - Terry Anderson, an Associated Press newsman, was taken hostage in
Beirut. He was released in December 4, 1991.
1988 - Indictments were issued for Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Vice
Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council, and 2 others
for their involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
1994 - Tonya Harding pled guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to
hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy
Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur
1995 - NASA astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit
the Russian space station Mir.
2003 - Vice President Dick Cheney predicted on NBC's "Meet the Press"
that American troops would be "greeted as liberators" by the Iraqi
2003 - Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American, was killed when she was
run over by a bulldozer while trying to block Israeli troops from
demolishing a Palestinian home in Gaza.
2005 - A judge in Redwood City, Calif., sent Scott Peterson to death row
for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci.
Kerry says US wants to negotiate with Assad… State Dept denies
RT - The US secretary of state appeared to say on CBS News that America
has to negotiate with Syria’s president about a political transition in
the war-torn country. But later the State Department clarified that John
Kerry wasn’t referring to Bashar Assad. "But to get the Assad regime to
negotiate, we're going to have to make it clear to him that there is a
determination by everybody to seek that political outcome and change his
calculation about negotiating,” Kerry said on Sunday. Kerry added that
the US and some other countries were trying to restart talks on the
resolution of the conflict in Syria, which has now entered its fifth
Israeli FM Vows to Defeat Hamas in Gaza, Execute Extremists After
Sputnik News - The goal of Israel's Yisrael Beytenu party after the
upcoming general election is to end terrorism by defeating Hamas in the
Gaza Strip and executing extremists, the party's head, Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman told Sputnik in an interview on Monday. General
election in Israel is scheduled for March 17. According to the latest
polls, Lieberman's right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party, which currently
holds 13 seats, is expected to garner only 4-5 in the 120-strong
Putin in film on Crimea: US masterminds behind Ukraine coup, helped
RT - The Ukrainian armed coup was organized from Washington, Russian
President Vladimir Putin stated in an interview for a new documentary
aired Sunday. The Americans tried to hide behind the Europeans, but
Moscow saw through the trick, he added.
Russia to provide $13.75mn as part of first IMF loan for Ukraine –
RT - Russia will participate in financing the first tranche of IMF aid
to Ukraine in the amount of $13.75 million; the Bank of Russia will
deliver the payment on March 13, said Russian Finance Minister Anton
US Accuses Iraqi Military Of War Crimes, Continues To Support ISIS
Brandon Turbeville - With the recent and largely successful battle for
Tikrit conducted by the Iraqi security forces combating Western-backed
ISIS fighters who have controlled the city for some time, Iraq has once
again forced itself into the brief headlines of international media. Yet
the subsequent claims of war crimes committed by these security forces
have also found their way into the public discussion, most notably in
ISIS executes nine 'spies' for 'betraying the religion of Allah' in
second gruesome video to surface this week...
Daily Mail - SIS has executed another nine men for allegedly being spies
in an unknown location in the Middle East. Each man is forced to give
interview before their murder in which they admit to spying on the
terror group's location, movement and armament.
Ancient statues destroyed by ISIS fake, real ones safe
RT - The ancient statues that Islamic State militants smashed in Mosul
on camera last month have been proved to be exact replicas of precious
artifacts of Iraqi heritage. The real masterpieces of antiquity are said
to be in Baghdad. “They were copies. The originals are all here,”
Baghdad’s museum director told Germany’s Deutsche Welle… However,
Mosul’s exiled governor Atheel Nuafi, said that, while many of destroyed
items were not originals, but there were real ones demolished afterward.
Venezuela conducts military exercises, claiming US threat
(AP) - Soldiers rolled out shoulder-fired missiles, fighter planes and
armored trucks Saturday for the first of 10 days of military exercises
that the president of socialist-governed Venezuela says are needed to
protect against a looming threat from the U.S. As nearly 100,000 members
of the armed forces began conducting exercises across the country,
Venezuela's government got support from South American nations, which
criticized the U.S. for the way it imposed sanctions on Venezuelan
'Innocent mistake': UK’s nuclear weapons web data routed through Ukraine
RT - Sensitive data from around 170 major companies, including the UK’s
Atomic Weapons Establishment and Lockheed Martin, might have be
compromised after British Telecom web traffic was accidentally rerouted
through Ukraine. The hijacking of the companies took place over a
90-minute period Thursday, while many British Telecom customers
experienced diverted traffic for five days, starting from Saturday, Dyn,
Internet performance company, said in a report.
UK: Police condemned for using stop and search powers on 300 children
aged under five
Daily Mail - Nearly 300 children under the age of five have been stopped
and searched by police over the last five years, it has emerged.
Officers across the UK have been condemned for using their powers to
stop and search toddlers on suspicion of a host of offences including
drug or knife crime, possession of weapons and terrorism.... Police can
stop and search children under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act
1984, which states that there is no requirement for an adult to be
present during the search of under-10s.
'Freedom in jeopardy': Thousands rally across Canada against new
RT - Thousands of demonstrators have united across Canada to take action
against proposed anti-terrorism legislation known as Bill C-51, which
would expand the powers of police and the nation’s spy agency,
especially when it comes to detaining terror suspects.
Americans Evacuated From Sierra Leone After Possible Ebola Contact
NY Times - The first of a group of 10 American aid workers who may have
come into contact with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone were evacuated on
Saturday, American government and aid officials said. They will be the
largest group of Americans to have returned home over fears of exposure
to the virus since an outbreak in three West African countries was
declared last year.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon denies UN investigator chance to interview Guantánamo
The Guardian - Shortly after the Pentagon took a battery of pro-Guantánamo
US senators for a tour of its infamous detention center, it
confirmed that it will deny the United Nations’ torture
investigator interviews with Guantánamo Bay detainees. Juan
Méndez, the UN’s special rapporteur on preventing torture, “has
been invited to visit Guantánamo; however, he will not be
permitted to interview detainees”,Army Lieutenant Colonel Myles
Caggins, the Pentagon’s detentions spokesman, told the Guardian.
VIDEO: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 3/16/15: Iran Fighting
ISIS – Is it Really a Problem?
Ron Paul - As Iran continues to take an active role in helping
Iraq fight ISIS, many US neocons are upset that the US military
is not over there on the ground doing the fighting. They want
Americans believe that only another US invasion of Iraq – and of
Syria as well – can defeat ISIS. But what is wrong with the
countries of the region getting together and deciding to
cooperate on a common problem?
Obama Jokes: “If I did not love America, I wouldn’t have moved
here from Kenya”
The Hill - President Obama late Saturday joked about the
controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hilary
Clinton’s use of a private email account during a white-tie
dinner in Washington, D.C. According to a White House pool
report, Obama told guests at the Gridiron Club dinner that he
was once known as the young, tech-savvy candidate. But now,
“Hillary has a server in her house! I didn’t even know you could
have one of those. I am so far behind.”... And Obama’s response
to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) comment that he didn’t
love America drew big laughs.“If I did not love America, I
wouldn’t have moved here from Kenya,” Obama said.
Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for “Being Disruptive”
Filming Cops - The Powhatan Sheriff’s Department claims that it
started when the student was “disruptive” in the cafeteria. The
student was then taken to the assistant principal’s office,
where, they claim, the “disruptive” behavior continued. An armed
police officer stepped in and decided to try to place the
student in handcuffs, but the student reacted by trying to flee,
according to reports. That’s when the officer pointed his Taser
gun at the student and shot him as the student was running away
from the officer. The Sheriff’s Department claims that the child
“attacked” the officer while the officer was trying to restrain
his wrists, and the child was then charged with “felony assault
on an officer.”
Parents Outraged After Cop Charges 11-Yr-Old Child With
“Possession” for Having a Leaf that “Looked Like” Marijuana,
Kicked Out of School for a Year
Filming Cops - In another example of the glaring absurdity that
is the “War on Drugs,” a cop has charged a 6th grade child with
“possession” for having a leaf that merely looked like
marijuana. The parents of the boy state that he now suffers from
panic attacks and depression, and is seeing a psychiatrist,
after the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office engaged in what many
agree was malicious prosecution against the young boy.
VIDEO: Intelligence Officer: Every Single Terrorist Attack In
U.S Was a False Flag Attack … Or Egged On By the Government
Washington’s Blog - Robert David Steele – a 20-year Marine Corps
infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian
in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. Most terrorists are false
flag terrorists or are created by our own security services. In
the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had
has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the
FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders
against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism.
CNN Is Beating the Drums of War
Paul Craig Roberts - President George W. Bush’s national
security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam
Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result
in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such
threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all
American cities, and the national security advisor does not
How The CIA Gave Al-Qaeda $1 Million, And What That Money Was
Zero Hedge - As the US and key stakeholders in the Middle East
debate the best way to leverage the fight against ISIS in the
service of a larger geopolitical agenda, a NY Times piece out
today serves as a reminder (in case recent events haven’t made
it clear enough) of just how pervasive examples of Western
foreign policy blowback have become. As The Times reports, some
$1 million in cash funneled to the Afghan government by the CIA
ended up in the hands of al Qaeda who, after consulting with Bin
Laden, promptly used the money to purchase weapons.
Source: Senate panel probing possible Obama administration ties
to anti-Netanyahu effort
Fox News - A powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has
launched a bipartisan probe into an American nonprofit’s funding
of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
after the Obama administration’s State Department gave the
nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge of the
panel's activities told FoxNews.com.
Clintons Furious At Obama After Valerie Jarrett Linked To Email
Zero Hedge - For those who follow the endless soap opera of
domestic politics, the biggest story of the weekend, if so far
unsubstantiated, is the Post's report that the person behind
Hillary Clinton's shocking e-mail story leak, is none other than
Obama's personal advisor, Valeire Jarrett. "Obama senior adviser
Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press details of Hillary Clinton’s
use of a private e-mail address during her time as secretary of
Arrest Made in Shooting of Ferguson Police Officers
Breitbart - The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two
St. Louis-area officers had been at the protest outside of the
Ferguson Police Department earlier that night, authorities said
Sunday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said
20-year-old Jeffrey Williams told authorities he was firing at
someone with whom he was in a dispute, not at the police
officers. Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree
assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three
counts of armed criminal action.
UN Rips US For Being Only Nation To Sentence Kids To Life in
John Vibes - “The vast majority of states have taken note of the
international human rights requirements regarding life
imprisonment of children without the possibility of release,”
Juan Méndez of the United Nations said in a report published
this week. “Life sentences or sentences of an extreme length
have a disproportionate impact on children and cause physical
and psychological harm that amounts to cruel, inhuman or
degrading punishment,” the report states.
NASA Scientist Warns "California Has One Year Of Water Left"
Zero Hedge - Data from NASA satellites show that the total
amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river
basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water,
water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million
acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times
the capacity of Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir.
1.5 Million Pennsylvanians Live Within Half-Mile Evacuation Zone
of Rail Lines Carrying Volatile Crude Oil
AllGov - So many trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota
pass through Pennsylvania that an estimated 1.5 million
residents live in evacuation zones near rail lines. The 1.5
million Pennsylvanians represent 11.5% of the state population.
In addition, 550 K-12 schools, 37 hospitals and 61 nursing homes
are in evacuation zones, according to PublicSource reporters
Natasha Khan and Alexandra Kanik. The issue of oil shipments and
the risk of explosion from derailments were raised again when a
train carrying toxic Bakken oil went up in flames in neighboring
West Virginia on February 16.
Fracking will ruin sacred, preserved sites in the ‘American
cradle of civilization’ - lawsuit
RT - A Navajo advocacy group has asked a federal judge to halt
hydraulic fracking permits in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico,
claiming that drilling threatens a historic UNESCO heritage site
considered sacred by Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples. Diné
Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment and three other groups
have sued the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US
Department of Interior, calling on a federal judge to vacate the
130 fracking permits issued by the BLM and enjoin fracking
activity in the Mancos Shale of the San Juan Basin until the BLM
adheres to the National Environmental Policy Act and the
National Historic Preservation Act, according to Courthouse
Bankrupt Detroit Still Paying For Fluoride – Even During Water
Blacklisted News - As evidence and studies continue to mount
against public water fluoridation, cities that continue to do so
risk individual legal action for damages and human rights
violations for force-medicating. In Detroit, after becoming the
largest American city to file for bankruptcy, there is a move to
quickly begin water shutoffs to “protect the city’s budget.” Yet
there is still money to be found by the city to purchase
hydrofluorosilicic acid (fluoride) from private companies to add
to the water supply. In fact, it’s mandated by Detroit city
General Mills Sued for Dumping 15,000 Gallons of Cancer
Chemicals into Water
Natural Society - Unlike Pepsi Co, which recently got let loose
from a class action lawsuit concerning a carcinogen used in
soda, a class action lawsuit against the maker of Cheerios,
Yoplait yogurt, and Pillsbury cinnamon rolls was just certified
by a federal judge. Minneapolis residents claim that General
Mills polluted their air and water with more than 15,000 gallons
of carcinogenic solvents that have seeped into homes.
What will your next rental car know about you? Everything
Christopher Elliott - Hertz is rolling out a new NeverLost
navigation system later this year... Every car will receive of
the new consoles, which will let you video conference with a
representative if you have questions about your rental or if you
need to buy an upgrade. Yes, it still handles directions, but
Hertz will charge you for that feature when you activate it.
Your car sees everything. New cars will have upgraded tracking
technology that will go beyond following the exact GPS location
of each vehicle. It will also allow the company to “see” the
inside of each car and to remotely start and stop the vehicle.
An Autonomous Car Is Going Cross-Country for the First Time
Wired News - On March 22, an autonomous car will set out from
the Golden Gate Bridge toward New York for a 3,500-mile drive
that, if all goes according to plan, will push robo-cars much
closer to reality. Audi’s taken its self-driving car from
Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, Google’s racked up more than
700,000 autonomous miles, and Volvo’s preparing to put regular
people in its robot-controlled vehicles.
Superintendent Confirms Common Core's Pearson Spying on Kids'
Social Media Accounts
Breitbart - On Friday, Bob Braun, a former leading columnist for
The Star Ledger in New Jersey, posted on his blog and Facebook
page an email superintendent Elizabeth Jewett sent to colleagues
regarding Pearson’s monitoring of social media posts by students
in her district… According to Braun, he contacted Jewett by
email and found she had discovered “three instances in which
Pearson notified the state education department of the results
of its spying.”
Yahoo sees 'end to end' email encryption by year-end
Rob Lever - Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end to end
encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for
users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers… The
new security feature aims to allow non-technical people to use
encryption with the click of a button after an initial setup of
a few minutes. A test or beta version of the encryption software
is being released for developers, and it is expected to be
rolled out to users in the coming months.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Pallets make great garden planters - Here's how to make sure
they aren't leaching toxic chemicals
(NaturalNews) Currently, one of the most popular gardening
trends are small vertical gardens, typically made possible using
recycled wooden pallets. While an excellent, resourceful idea,
it's very important to verify your pallet's background before
planting flowers, herbs, succulents and other plants into it.
Make Your Own: 10 Herbal Tea Blends You Can Grow in Your Garden
Natural Society - From a sustainability standpoint, herbs are
one of the easiest plants to produce. Many of the herbs we grow
are perennials and will produce for many years. Drying herbs is
a great way to save money and use for cooking or to enjoy for
aromatherapy needs. That said, we haven’t completely put these
perennials to their full potential.
Elevated Sugar Intake Linked to Significantly Raised Risk of
Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease
Dr. Mercola - Added sugar, and processed fructose in particular,
is a primary driver of the metabolic dysfunction underlying
obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To prevent chronic disease
such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, WHO suggests
limiting your added sugar consumption to a maximum of five
percent of your daily calories. Studies have shown that those
who consume 25 percent or more of their daily calories as sugar
are twice as likely to die from heart disease as those who get
less than 7-10 percent of their calories from sugar.
A tasty way to help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and
(NaturalNews) Up until a few decades ago, blueberries didn't
have the superfood status they rightfully claim now. As a matter
of fact, they were considered lacking in nutrition. Since then,
serious testing and analysis have proven blueberries are truly
tasty, medicinal foods.
Are Proposed Forced Vaccination Laws Comparable to Eugenics
Forced Sterilization Laws in the U.S.?
Health Impact News - Constitutional attorney Jonthan Emord has
written an excellent commentary about current legislative
efforts to remove vaccine exemptions, and increase forced
vaccinations against people's wills. Emord writes: "The current
rush to revoke laws allowing conscientious dissent from
compulsory vaccination, including encumbering or revoking
grounds based on religious or medical grounds, are a return to a
very ugly era of elitism, one of gross intrusion into rights of
personal autonomy and liberty that left us only a few decades
WATCH: Time Lapse of Cannabis Eating Cancer Cells
Natural Blaze - [...] The SETH Group that showed compounds in
cannabis can stop the growth of human glioblastoma multiforma (GBM)
brain cancer cells. The SETH Group says "No chemotherapy can
match this nontoxic anti-cancer action." Even last year in 2012
a pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San
Francisco found THC stops metastasis in many kinds of aggressive
24,000 Chemicals may be Tainting Your Bottled Water
Natural Society - German researchers have discovered endocrine
disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in water bottles that could
adversely affect development and reproduction. In fact, there
are 24,520 suspect chemicals found to be present in 18 different
water bottle brands that could be wreaking your health.
Avoiding Gluten Good For More Than Just Celiacs, Study Confirms
Green Med Info - If listening to your body has lead you to
identify gluten as a health problem and you feel better after
removing it, a new study adds to an already extensive body of
research that the rapidly expanding gluten free movement is not
a fad as critics claim.
6 Amazing Seeds With Incredible Health Benefits
John Summerly - Health experts around the world recommend people
incorporate these 6 seeds in their diets. Whether you sprinkle
these over your breakfast cereal or have them as a health
boosting snack, you can't go wrong with seeds.
How One Dog with Only a Week to Live, Lived Almost Another Year
Fan Chan Cho, D.D.S. - Cappuccino, a Saint Bernard and former
Westminster Show competitor, was diagnosed at age 8 with severe
heart disease. Her veterinary cardiologist gave her less than a
week to live. Cappuccino’s family took her the very next day to
an integrative veterinarian who agreed her condition was grave,
but also prescribed a holistic medicine protocol. Thanks to the
holistic remedies that helped defend her kidneys and liver
against the toxic effects of her heart medication, Cappuccino
was able to have a good quality of life with her family for
another 10 months
- March 13, 2015 - Today in History:
1777 - The U.S. Congress ordered its European envoys to appeal to
high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American
1781 - Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.
1861 - Jefferson Davis signed a bill authorizing slaves to be used as
soldiers for the Confederacy.
1868 - The U.S. Senate began the impeachment trial of President Andrew
1884 - Standard time was adopted throughout the U.S.
1902 - Andrew Carnegie approved 40 applications from libraries for
1930 - It was announced that the planet Pluto had been discovered by
scientist Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory.
1933 - U.S. banks began to re-open after a "holiday" that had been
declared by President Roosevelt.
1940 - The war between Russia and Finland ended with the signing of a
treaty in Moscow.
1943 - Japanese forces ended their attack on the American troops on Hill
700 in Bougainville.
1951 - Israel demanded $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost
of caring for war refugees.
1969 - The Apollo 9 astronauts returned to Earth after the conclusion of
a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.
1970 - Cambodia ordered Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to leave.
1974 - The U.S. Senate voted 54-33 to restore the death penalty.
1991 - Exxon paid $1 billion in fines and for the clean-up of the
Alaskan oil spill.
2003 - Japan sent a destroyer to the Sea of Japan amid reports that
North Korea was planning to test an intermediate-range ballistic
2003 - A report in the journal "Nature" reported that scientists had
found 350,000-year-old human footprints in Italy. The 56 prints were
made by three early, upright-walking humans that were descending the
side of a volcano.
2012 - After 244 years of publication, Encyclopedia Britannica announced
it would discontinue its print edition.
Iceland announces dropping bid to join EU
RT - Iceland has dropped its bid to join the European Union, the Foreign
Ministry in Reykjavik says. The announcement follows pledges made by the
country’s euro-skeptic government since winning the 2013 election.
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the Icelandic foreign minister, said in a
statement that he had informed Latvia, the current EU president, and the
European Commission that his center-right government had decided to
withdraw its application, which was submitted six years ago.
Greece Passes Law To Plunder Pension Funds
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, Cash reserves of pension funds and
other public entities kept in Bank of Greece deposit accounts can be
fully invested in Greek sovereign notes, according to amendment to be
submitted in parliament, country’s finance ministry says in e-mailed
statement. Cash reserves can be used for repos, reverse repos, buy and
sell-back, sell and buy-back transactions Pension funds, public entities
will be able to claim damages from Greek state in case of overdue
repayment, partial repayment. Pension funds are not obliged to transfer
their reserves to the Bank of Greece, according to finance ministry
Russia, Hungary deny report that EU blocked nuclear fuel deal
RT- Russian and Hungarian officials are denying a report that said EU
blocked a multibillion deal under which Hungary is to buy nuclear fuel
rods from Russia for its Paks nuclear power plant.
Partners in jihad: ISIS welcomes Boko Haram’s allegiance
RT - The self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State has accepted a
pledge of allegiance from Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram,
according to a radio message released on Thursday.
US Airstrikes Have Killed More than 100 Civilians, Syrian Rights Group
Sputnik News - A Syrian human rights group says the US-led coalition
against the so-called Islamic State in Syria must be held accountable
for the deaths of over 100 civilians in their bombings of potential IS
targets since September. They’re demanding that US Central Command
perform a “serious investigation” and stop issuing denials.
China-IMF talks underway to endorse yuan as global reserve currency
BRICS News - China is pushing for the International Monetary Fund to
endorse the Chinese yuan as a global reserve currency alongside the
dollar and euro. A senior Chinese central bank official said Thursday
that the country is “actively communicating” with the IMF on the
possibility of including the yuan, or RMB, in the basket of the Special
Drawing Rights (SDRs). Including the yuan in the SDR system would allow
the IMF to recognize the ascent of the world’s second-biggest economy
while aiding China’s attempts to diminish the dollar’s dominance in
global trade and finance.
Moscow Exchange to start ruble-yuan futures trading next week
RT - Moscow trading in ruble-yuan futures will begin on March 17 with
the pair of currencies expected to become the third most popular by
volume, says Moscow Exchange (MOEX) Deputy Chairman Andrei Shemetov. The
number of tools that allow bidders to hedge their currency risks is
currently not enough, that’s why Moscow Exchange offered to introduce a
new hedging instrument as quickly as possible - futures on the yuan-ruble
currency pair, Shemetov said Thursday as quoted by TASS.
GM Maize Transgenes Penetrate Small Farmers Seed Supplies in South
Sustainable Pulse - A first study of its kind has found that GM maize
transgenes have penetrated the informal seed supplies of smallholder
farmers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The study screened for
transgenes in external fields, home gardens and local household seed
holdings in a village where GM insect-resistant maize had been
previously grown from 2001–2008 and also analysed the seed management
practices of farmers there.
Another American with Ebola will be flown to NIH in Bethesda
Washington Post - An American health-care worker has come down with
Ebola and will be transported to the National Institutes of Health in
Bethesda for treatment, NIH announced in a news release on Thursday. The
statement said NIH will not share information about the patient, other
than the fact that he or she was volunteering in an Ebola treatment
center in Sierra Leone and contracted the virus.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Rewards offered for information on shooting of officers in
KMOV - Both CrimeStoppers and a pair of Missouri Congressmen are
offering a reward to anyone who has information that will lead
to the arrest of the person who shot two police officers in
Ferguson early Thursday morning. CrimeStoppers is offering a
reward of $10,000 and Congressmen Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaner
are offering a combined reward of $3,000.
VIDEO: SWAT team searches Ferguson home; 3 taken into custody,
KMOV - Neighbors told News 4 that two men, a woman and a child
were taken from the home by police. Authorities said the three
were later released. News 4’s Mike Colombo was outside the home
and saw crews towing a car from the garage just before noon.
Big buzz about THIS State Dept. document that could determine
Hillary’s fate; did she commit a felony?
Bizpac Review - In response to the news that she used a private
email account and a private server as secretary of state,
Hillary Clinton, the party’s probable presidential nominee,
claimed to have “fully complied with every rule [she] was
Straight-A College Student Kicked out Because He Was
Daily Sheeple - With all this talk about mandatory vaccination
legislation, a lot more parents are discussing homeschool as an
option (while that option is even still available). Aside from
that, more and more parents are asking how much propaganda do we
really want to expose our children to on their path to
adulthood, anyway? Add Common Core to make matters that much
more ridiculous and more people are choosing homeschool as the
best option for their child’s mind.
US Major Weapons Program Spending Hits 10-Year Low - Government
Sputnik News - US Department of Defense (DOD) spending on major
weapons programs sunk to its lowest level in a decade, according
to a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. “Over the
past year, the overall size of DOD's major defense acquisition
program portfolio decreased, from 80 programs to 78, while the
estimated cost has decreased by $7.6 billion,” the report,
released on Thursday, said. “The size and cost of the portfolio
is currently the lowest in a decade.”
Over 100k Sign White House Petition to Prosecute GOP Senators
for Treason, Forcing Obama to Respond
Breitbart - Fueled by the media narrative that a number of
Republican Senators sending a letter to Iran was an act of
treason, a whitehouse.gov petition to that effect has been
gathering signatures and easily broke the 100,000 signature
barrier that forces a response from the White House.... In fact,
per this ABC report, the petition has now received over 165,000
Mom and Baby Move to Secret Location After Child-Abuse
Yahoo News - The mother at the center of a year-long child abuse
case in Michigan is now being petitioned by the court to provide
information on her whereabouts, despite charges against her
being dropped. “It’s a bogus, coercive petition” that amounts to
“social-worker terrorism,” Elizabeth Warner, attorney for mom
Brenda Burns, tells Yahoo Parenting. “CPS does this — holds a
child hostage — in order to get parents to comply with their
Public School For Newborns?
Off the Grid News - A total of 15 states currently require
children of kindergarten age to attend school – an idea that is
controversial enough among many parents. One state, though, may
take that a step further and give the state head of public
education authority to create schools for children birth through
VIDEO: Veteran Takes Heat for Posting Photo of Child Cradled in
Breitbart - A photographer and Navy veteran took heat on
Facebook this week after posting a photo of a friend and fellow
veteran holding her infant child in a cradle made with an
Government Admits It Can't Fully Guarantee 51% Of Insolvent
Zero Hedge - A new report suggests that the government agency in
charge of backstopping private-sector pension plans (the Pension
Benefit Guaranty Corporation) isn’t entirely optimistic about
its own ability to provide an effective safety net for
multiemployer plans. In fact, more than half of participants
will see their benefits cut if their plans become insolvent and
are forced to turn to government guarantees.
McDonald’s Uses 1868 Anti-Slavery Law to Avoid Paying Employees
Natural Society - The people of Seattle voted in favor of a $15
minimum wage last summer. In response, The International
Franchise Association (IFA), which McDonald’s is a part of, is
suing the city of Seattle by citing a law used to end slavery as
the basis for their lawsuit. McDonald’s is being hit with
criticism for using a landmark anti-slavery law from 1868 to
argue the newly passed Seattle minimum wage hike is violating
the “equal protection under the law” under the Fourteenth
Amendment of the US Constitution. This Amendment was named one
of three “Reconstruction Amendments” leading the effort to
abolish slavery in 1868.
PG&E Suggested “Prozac” for Those Injured by Smart Meters– SCE
Schemed Higher Fees to Force Smart Meters on the Poor
Josh Hart - E-mails reveal that former CPUC President Michael
Peevey was aware of health problems caused by smart meters early
on in the program. Commissioners and staff experienced
overcharging and electronic interference issues with smart
meters on their homes. Meanwhile, utilities schemed with
regulators behind the scenes to raise opt-out fees to force
people in poverty to stick with the unpopular meters and prop up
the failing multi-billion dollar smart grid program in
PG&E threatens to disconnect 84 yr. old woman’s power for
refusing smart meter extortion fees
EMF Safety Network - PG&E sent Lois a 15 day shut off notice in
February, stating she owed $115. On Friday she received a
message they will cut off her power today if she doesn’t pay....
In 2011, The County of Santa Cruz passed an ordinance banning
smart meters, but PG&E deployed smart meters anyway. Lois Robin
is one of many, who refuse to be coerced into paying the fees.
Lois says, “This has been very stressful. PG&E doesn’t listen to
you. Talking to PG&E is like talking to automatons.”
Landowners Sue Texas for Putting Them in a Water Conservation
Courthouse News - Twenty Texans who own 406 square miles of the
Texas Panhandle sued the state for trying to force them to join
a water conservation district. Gary Weaks et al. sued the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality on Feb. 27 in Travis County
Court, claiming he and his co-plaintiffs acquired "unmanaged"
water rights when they bought their land. Calling it "socialism
at its finest," Weaks told Courthouse News that the state has no
right to force private landowners into a government water
Oklahoma Government Warns Insurance Companies to not Abuse
Claims for Damage by Fracking Earthquakes
AllGov - Oklahoma’s top insurance official has warned insurers
to not to abuse the power to deny claims for earthquake damage
caused by hydraulic fracturing. State Insurance Commissioner
John Doak said the science is still out on whether fracking
causes seismic activity, so insurance companies shouldn’t deny
claims from those with earthquake insurance. His department said
that about 100 earthquake claims were filed in 2014, but only
eight were paid.
IBM looking at adopting bitcoin technology for major currencies
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp is considering
adopting the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the
"blockchain," to create a digital cash and payment system for
major currencies, according to a person familiar with the
matter. The objective is to allow people to transfer cash or
make payments instantaneously using this technology without a
bank or clearing party involved, saving on transaction costs,
the person said.
Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists use ultrasound to restore
memory in mice
RT - Scientists in Australia have found that ultrasound can
successfully treat mice by producing improved memories without
suffering any damage to brain tissue. The researchers hope the
discovery might help battle Alzheimer’s disease in humans. The
process, pioneered by researchers at the University of
Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) in Brisbane, uses beams of
ultrasound to help clear tangles of plaques linked to
Senate panel advances controversial cybersecurity bill in wake
of Sony hack
RT - The Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly to
advance a cybersecurity bill meant to expand information-sharing
between the private sector and the government, though privacy
advocates contend it only strengthens domestic surveillance
programs. Dubbed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA),
the bill cleared the Senate Intelligence Committee by a 14-1
vote, with outspoken civil liberties advocate Sen. Ron Wyden
(D-Ore.) casting the lone vote against the proposal. It’s not
clear when the bill will come up for a full vote in the Senate,
but it could happen as soon as April.
FCC outlines net neutrality rules in 400-page report: We break
it down for you
RT - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday published
a 400-page report containing the open internet rules that the
agency's panel moved to adopt last month in a 5-3 vote hailed as
a victory by net neutrality advocates.... Want to know what that
means, but without wrapping your brain around the report's
270,000 or so words? We've outlined a few key takeaways to help
explain the FCC's latest release.
Postal Service Caught Deploying Face-Scanning Cameras
Mikael Thalen - A face and license plate scanning camera was
torn from the ground outside a Colorado post office this week
less than one hour after being discovered by local reporters.
The camera, run by the U.S. Postal Service’s law enforcement
unit, was hidden inside a utilities box near the exit of the
Golden Post Office. According to FOX31 Denver investigative
reporter Chris Halsne, representatives with the U.S. Postal
Service denied conducting “random surveillance” despite the
camera appearing to capture every driver that left the property.
Facebook to Collect Users’ Conversations for Advertisers
Kit Daniels - The social media giant announced its plan this
week to show marketers “what audiences are saying on Facebook
about events, brands, subjects and activities” so they can get a
“holistic and actionable view of their audience for the first
time.”... Facebook claims the program will strip “identifying
information” from the data, but the social media giant doesn’t
exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to its users’
privacy. Furthermore, the press release doesn’t indicate whether
users can select to opt-out of the program, which is a notable
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
The Extinction of Fruits and Vegetables in 80 Years
Dr. Mercola - In a comparison of seeds offered in commercial
seed houses in the early1900s to the seeds found in the National
Seed Storage Laboratory in 1983, researchers found 93 percent of
seeds were lost over eight decades. The National Geographic
infographic below shows just how many varieties of fruits and
vegetables appear near extinction. Even more concerning is the
fact that the data is already more than 30 years old, and the
problem may have gotten even worse since. For the record, it’s
not only fruits and vegetables that are disappearing. The
Millennium Seed Bank Partnership estimates that 60,000 to
100,000 plant species are in danger of extinction.
Stop Bleeding Fast With This Weed
Ready Nutrition - I was out in the yard one beautiful May
afternoon when I made an exciting discovery. It was a tall,
scraggly plant towering a good foot and a half above the other
weeds scattering our overgrown yard. I crouched down to get a
closer look and immediately noticed the heart-shaped pods
growing along the lanky stem– I’d recognize them anywhere. It
was Shepherd’s Purse!... What was so exciting about discovering
this “weed” in my yard is that not only is it edible and
delicious, it also has medicinal properties as well.
Breastfeeding 2-day Old Newborn Seized From Parents Because
Mother Has Disability
Health Impact News - A Florida couple is devastated. Child
Protective Services just took their breastfeeding newborn from
her mother's arms at the hospital. She was is not even two days
old, but parents Tracey and Freddie Verzosa of Kissimmee,
Florida will now only be able to visit their baby for feedings,
under supervision. The accusations against them, according to
the parents's story, boil down to the facts that Tracey is a
slow learner, they are poor, and the baby was born too quickly
for them to make it to the hospital.
Breaking: NJ Vaccine Exemptions Under Attack
Green Med Info - NJ Coalition For Vaccination Choice Press
Release (3/11/15): It is very likely that S1147, a bill that
will limits and/or removes the use of religious exemptions in
NJ, will come before the full Senate on Monday, March 16, 2015.
We need everyone to call their State Senator to ask them to VOTE
NO or ABSTAIN on this bill. S1147 attacks religious freedoms ,
is likely unconstitutional and will lead to discrimination and
harassment. (currently only 9,000 families or 1.7% of the school
population claim a religious exemption, this is hardly reason to
pass this invasive legislation)
Father Faces 20 Years Prison for Treating Daughter’s Cancer with
Natural Society - Adam Koessler wanted to cure his 2-year-old
daughter’s rare, stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the abdomen
that can be very painful. He learned about the positive
medicinal effects of cannabis oil on cancers like his daughter’s
and tried to administer the oil in an attempt to heal her. What
followed is a complete nightmare.
16 Excuses To Transform Into Powerful Affirmations
Prevent Disease. com - What would my life look like without
these excuses and how would it feel? Dr. Wayne Dyer gives,
self-help author, motivational and transformational speaker
gives us insight into how to change our excuses into positive
affirmations daily to see a change in your thoughts and
Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
Natural Blaze - Pineapple has been used for centuries to reduce
pain and inflammation. It turns out that an enzyme found in
pineapples called bromelain does, in fact, have scientifically
proven medicinal benefits. Two molecules isolated from an
extract of crushed pineapple stems have even shown promise in
fighting cancer growth. Studies have shown that bromelain
reduces swelling, bruising, healing time and pain. An even more
potent anti-inflammatory is ginger whose analgesic properties
have been proven stronger than ibuprofen. Combine the two in
this smoothie recipe and you have deliciously balanced beverage
at any time of the day.
- March 12, 2015 - Today in History:
1755 - In North Arlington, NJ, the steam engine was used for the first
1789 - The U.S. Post Office was established.
1884 - The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported
college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute
1863 - President Jefferson Davis delivered his State of the Confederacy
1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.
1909 - Three U.S. warships were ordered to Nicaragua to stem the
conflict with El Salvador.
1911 - Dr. Fletcher of Rockefeller Institute discovered the cause of
1912 - The Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was
1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first
presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside
1947 - U.S. President Truman established the "Truman Doctrine" to help
Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
1959 - The U.S. House joined the U.S. Senate in approving the statehood
1985 - The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. began arms control talks in Geneva.
1985 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced that he planned
to drop Secret Service protection and hire his own bodyguards in an
effort to lower the deficit by $3 million.
1989 - About 2,500 veterans and supporters marched at the Art Institute
of Chicago to demand that officials remove an American flag placed on
the floor as part of an exhibit.
1993 - In the U.S., the Pentagon called for the closure of 31 major
1993 - Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney
2002 - U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge unveiled a color-coded
system for terror warnings.
2003 - In Utah, Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family nine months
after she was abducted from her home. She had been taken on June 5,
2002, by a drifter that had previously worked at the Smart home.
2003 - The U.S. Air Force announced that it would resume reconnaissance
flights off the coast of North Korea. The flights had stopped on March 2
after an encounter with four armed North Korean jets.
2010 - In the U.S., Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad.
As part of Russian territory Crimea can host nuclear weapons – Foreign
RT - The Russian Foreign Ministry has no information on nuclear weapons
deployment in Crimea, but maintains that the country has the right to do
so in principle. “I don’t know if there are any nuclear weapons there at
the moment and I am not aware of such plans, but in principle Russia can
do this,” the head of the ministry’s Department for Nuclear
Non-Proliferation and Weapons Control, Mikhail Ulyanov, told a Wednesday
press conference in Moscow. “Naturally Russia has the right to put
nuclear weapons in any region on its territory if it deems it necessary.
We hold that we have such a right, though Kiev has a different opinion
on this matter,” RIA Novosti quoted Ulyanov as saying.
Nigel Farage Blasts the Idea of a “European Army” in One of His Most
Powerful Diatribes Ever
Liberty Blitzkrieg - We ourselves in the European Union provoked the
conflict through our territorial expansionism in the Ukraine. We poked
the Russian bear with a stick, and unsurprisingly, Putin reacted. But
this now is to be used as an opportunity to build a European army…And
Mr. Juncker said, we must convey to Russia that we are serious. Who do
you think you are kidding, Mr. Juncker? – Nigel Farrage, in the European
NATO not amused by EU plan to create separate army
Zarif to U.S. senators: You are ignorant of international law
TehranTimes - The Iranian foreign minister on Monday reacted to an open
letter to Iran’s leaders by 47 U.S. Republican senators who had warned
Tehran that any nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic signs with
President Barack Obama’s administration won’t last after Obama leaves
office.... Expressing surprise on how it is possible that the
legislators of a country write a letter against their own president and
government to the leaders of another country, Zarif said, “The letter by
the senators show that not only they are alien to international law but
even not familiar with the details of the their own constitution about
the authority of the president” in implementing foreign agreements.
Letter by Republican Senators to Iran is 'unusual' and 'dangerous...
Could SU-25 fighter jet down a Boeing? Former pilots speak out on MH17
RT - As the investigation into the MH17 tragedy continues in eastern
Ukraine, the SU-25's chief designer has told German media that the
fighter jet could not possibly have taken down the passenger plane. RT
spoke to former pilots about the jet's capabilities.
750 tons of Fukushima plant radioactive water leaked - TEPCO
RT - In yet another major leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power
plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported that 750 tons
of contaminated rainwater have escaped the plant. The water overflowed
from mounds where storage tanks for radioactive water are located, The
Japan Times quoted TEPCO as saying. Rainwater within that perimeter had
up to 8,300 becquerels per liter of beta particle-emitting radioactive
substances, such as strontium-90.
US to send more drones, Humvees to Ukraine
RT - Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed US was to send Ukraine more
non-lethal military aid, including drones and armored Humvees. “We are
today providing immediately some 75 million dollars of additional
non-lethal assistance, immediately, to Ukraine in order to help them in
non-lethal assistance,” Kerry told the Senate on Wednesday afternoon
during a hearing concerning a proposed war powers act offered by the
White House. “And, as you know, other things are currently under
IMF Signs Off on $17.5 Billion Ukraine Aid Program
Sputnik News - The board of the International Monetary Fund signed off
on a $17.5 billion four year aid program for Ukraine on Wednesday.
Details on the initial payment or the schedule of the loan were not
released, but the program marks the second attempt in less than a year
to pull Ukraine back from bankruptcy.
Small Potatoes: Ukraine Uses Up EU Produce Quotas in Two Months
Sputnik News - Ukrainian agricultural producers have already used up
their yearly allowances on the export of corn, honey, apple and grape
juices to the European Union, Vladislava Rutitskaya, Deputy Minister of
the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, said Wednesday.
Greece threatens to seize German property, Berlin refuses to pay WWII
RT - Germany says it won’t pay Greece World War 2 reparations after
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said Berlin is using legal tricks to avoid
paying compensation. Germany says it’s honored its obligations, while
Greece says it may start seizing German property. Germany once again
dismissed Greek demands to pay reparations for the 1941-44 Nazi
occupation of Greece.
Venezuela Seeks To Monetize Its Gold Reserves Amid Severe Cash Crunch
Sputnik News - The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has entered into
talks with Wall Street banks seeking to monetize up to $1.5 billion of
its gold reserves in order to bolster the country's shrinking economy,
sources say. BCV is planning to create a gold swap providing its
contractor party with 1.4 million troy ounces of gold in exchange for
cash, media sources report, citing an unnamed central bank source. It is
worth mentioning that up to two-thirds of Venezuela's reserves are held
in gold: the country's former leader Hugo Chavez converted most the of
state's dollar assets into physical gold in the wake of the world
financial crisis of 2008.
The Militarization Of France Is Not Temporary: "10,000 Troops To Remain
On The Streets"
Zero Hedge - The French government, having deployed military to its
streets during the attacks by Islamic extremists last month, has - just
as every other government in the world in the new normal - decided that
this temporary militarization of French streets is now permanent. As RT
reports, President Hollande has decided to "maintain the level of the
army on the national territory at 10,000 troops," with a total of 7,000
troops monitoring (and protecting) religious buildings.
UK military health worker diagnosed with Ebola
RT - A UK military health worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for
the Ebola virus, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.... Public
Health England said an investigation into how the worker contracted the
virus is currently under way. They are believed to have fallen ill at
the Kerry Town Crisis Centre, built last year by the British Army and
funded by the UK government. “Any individuals identified as having had
close contact will be assessed and a clinical decision made regarding
bringing them to the UK,” the organization said.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Half of the US Senate Just Committed Felonies, Could Face 3
Years in Prison
Activist Post - Congress has really outdone itself this time. On
Monday, neoconservative Republicans in the Senate were
apparently so eager to go to war with Iran that they broke a
federal law known as the Logan Act in the process. The Logan Act
has been around since 1799 and has remained mostly unchanged,
created to keep rogue members of Congress from undermining
Boston Marathon bomb trial: FBI agent mistakes Grozny for Mecca
in Twitter photo
The Guardian - Agent misidentified Twitter account photo of
Grozny as Mecca —Tweets revealed to be jokes from Comedy Central
TV shows and pop lyrics — Sparks flew in a federal courtroom in
Boston on Tuesday in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – the
younger and only survivor of two brothers accused of
perpetrating the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing – as the testimony
of an FBI agent and witness for the prosecution collapsed under
cross-examination by the defence.
Fox News analyst: ‘Start killing Russians’ to save Ukraine
RT - A military analyst has told Fox News that the only way to
turn the tide in conflict in Eastern Ukraine is to “start
killing Russians.” The former general alleged there are 12,000
Russian regular troops currently “camped” on Ukrainian
territory. On Tuesday, Fox News Channel aired a segment
featuring Robert H. Scales, a former United States Army major
general, who shared his own plan to settle the Ukrainian crisis.
The recipe is simple: kill the alleged Russian soldiers roaming
Kerry, Carter, Dempsey want war with ISIS, Senate isn’t
RT - Three officials at the top of the Obama administration
urged members of Congress this week to approve a bill that would
authorize the United States to take greater military action
against the Islamic State. Eight months after the White House
authorized the Pentagon to begin a limited military campaign
against the extremist group, a hearing on Wednesday made clear
that Congress’ take on the matter remains anything but
VIDEO: White House won’t say whether Obama uses a government
Poor Richard's News - We might not be looking at just a Hillary
Clinton/State Department scandal. Today, White House Press
Secretary Josh Earnest refused to say whether Obama uses a
government issued email address for his communications.
Hillary Clinton used private email address with Obama
Take Your Word? CNN Blames State Department Hack on Russia
Sputnik News - On Tuesday, CNN posted an article in relation to
the recent Hillary Clinton email scandal. The network took the
opportunity to further a narrative that the Russian government
was behind the “worst ever” hack into the US State Department.
But that allegation has persisted without US officials – or CNN,
for that matter – providing any evidence.
‘A Slap in the Face’: Sheriff Ordered to Remove American Flag
Adan Salazar - A sheriff in Virginia is angered after being
ordered to remove an American flag display from his local
courthouse, in a move he is labeling “a slap in the face.” The
Portsmouth Fire Department recently gifted Sheriff Bill Watson’s
office with a flag display crafted out of recycled fire hoses,
complete with a sign that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.”
Cops Attack Student At School; Boy Fought Back Because He Was
“Choking To Death”
Steve Watson - Video has emerged of school security officers in
Oakland, California, attacking a student, seemingly for no
reason. School officials attempted to cover up the incident,
according to reports, until the footage was released. The
footage shows the security officers dragging and tussling with a
15-year-old Fremont High student across the hallway. When the
student attempted to break free from a choke hold, the officers
allegedly punched and beat him.... The student’s ‘crime’ appears
to have been hanging around in the hallway and not moving when
asked. The student was waiting for a meeting with an
Guess What Happened The Last Two Times The S&P 500 Was Up More
Than 200% In Six Years?
Economic Collapse - Just a few days ago, the bull market for the
S&P 500 turned six years old. This six year period of time has
been great for investors, but what comes next? On March 9th,
2009 the S&P 500 hit a low of 676.53. Since that day, it has
risen more than 200 percent. As you will see below, there are
only two other times within the last 100 years when the S&P 500
performed this well over a six year time frame. In both
instances, the end result was utter disaster.
Tax Breaks for Oligarchs – The $100 Million Manhattan Apartment
with a Property Tax Rate of 0.017%
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Many of the polices existing in these
United States not only encourage foreign oligarch money
laundering into luxury skyscrapers that remain empty, but our
society seems to go out of its way to ensure they have to pay as
little in property tax as possible. Indeed, tax polices don’t
benefit the rich, they benefit the super rich. Nowhere is this
more apparent that in the oligarch capital of America, New York
City. A recent article in the New York Post made this perfectly
US Government Wastes $387,000 to Give Rabbits Massages - US
Sputnik News - The US government has spent $387,000 on a
research program that gave rabbits Swedish massages, US Senator
Dan Coats’ office said in a statement on Wednesday following the
Senator’s “Waste of the Week” speech on the US Senate floor. “In
his third ‘Waste of the Week’ speech, Coats discussed a
taxpayer-funded study by the National Institutes of Health in
which eighteen New Zealand white rabbits received 30-minute
massages, four times a day,” the statement said.
Nuclear Watchdog Fines Facility for Failure to Follow Fire
Sputnik News - The US government will fine the Tennessee Valley
Authority (TVA) $70,000 for failing to properly watch out for
fires near the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, the US Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) said in a statement. “An NRC investigation
found that on numerous occasions in October and November 2012,
some of TVA’s contract fire watch workers failed to actually
walk through certain areas as required and, along with their
supervisors, deliberately recorded that those actions had been
completed,” the NRC said on Wednesday.
Apple Admits Siri Voice Data is Being Sent to Third Parties
Paul Joseph Watson - Following controversy last month about
Samsung transmitting spoken words to a third party, Apple’s
terms of service clearly state that the company is following a
similar process by recording and transmitting the voice data of
MasterCard, First Tech FCU to pilot biometric identification
Biometric Update News - First Tech Federal Credit Union and
MasterCard will introduced a pilot program later this year that
enables First Tech FCU members to authorize their financial
transactions via biometric identification, according to a report
by Credit Union Times.... The companies have an existing
relationship, as First Tech signed MasterCard on as its official
payment solutions provider for the credit union’s 380,000
members. As an extension of this agreement, First Tech will
issue new credit and debit cards with embedded EMV technology as
a safety measure against identity theft.... MasterCard said the
biometric identification process will use a combination of
facial and voice recognition and fingerprint matching.
Verdict - Missouri Resident Isaiah Rider To Remain Ward of the
State of Illinois
Health Impact News - Michelle Rider is in shock. Her son is
upset and angry. They cannot believe that the system can get
away with making 17 year old Isaiah Rider a permanent ward of
the state of Illinois. The Missouri residents only visited the
state in order to have a surgery there that was supposed to help
Isaiah, who suffers from a rare neurological condition that
leaves painful tumors on nerves. Instead of helping him, the
actions initiated by Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have
resulted in custody of Isaiah being seized by Child Protective
Services of Illinois.
These "medications" scientifically make you slower, dumber, and
at greater risk for dementia
(NaturalNews) True medicine does no harm and promotes self
healing within. Modern medicine operates in the exact opposite
manner. Nearly all pharmaceuticals mask symptoms while throwing
off vital inner workings of various systems of the body. For
instance, a specific class of drugs has been shown to make users
slower and dumber, delaying their cognitive processes. On top of
that, these drugs, which include some very common
over-the-counter and prescription meds, scientifically put users
at greater risk of dementia. These are the findings according to
a new study from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Undecided on Vaccines? This Survey Might Change Your Mind
Natural Blaze - The Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice has a
website with a lot of interesting information. They’re not an
“anti-vaxxer” group, and have taken a different approach to
informing the public. Rather then condemning people who
vaccinate, they just provide information, and are supporters of
informed consent. They recently linked to a survey that is
currently being conducted in Germany, which is trying to reach
out to anyone who has never been vaccinated... So far over
12,000 people have answered the survey, and the results are
The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?
Health Impact News - More than 1.2 million people in the United
States are infected with HIV but government officials do not ban
HIV infected children and adults from attending school,
receiving medical care, being employed, or otherwise
participating in society. In fact, there are anti-discrimination
laws that guarantee civil rights protections for Americans
infected with HIV or living with AIDS.... But in 2015 after a
handful of measles cases were identified at Disneyland, suddenly
Americans are being asked to surrender civil liberties.
Factory Farm Antibiotics Making Children ‘Allergic to Fruits and
Natural Society - [...] in a case highlighted in the Annals of
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, this concern rears its head
more aggressively. Not only are antibiotics that are used in
livestock harmful, but the antibiotics being used on fruits and
vegetables are causing other problems. The journal had detailed
how a 10-year-old girl who ate a blueberry pie had a near-fatal
allergic reaction. It turns out the problem wasn’t the
blueberries, but the antibiotic streptomycin. The blueberries
had been treated with the antibiotic to keep bacteria, fungi,
and algae from growing on the fruit.
- March 11, 2015 - Today in History:
1791 - Samuel Mulliken became the first person to receive more than one
patent from the U.S. Patent Office.
1824 - The U.S. War Department created the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Seneca Indian Ely Parker became the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
1861 - A Confederate Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama, where a
new constitution was adopted.
1865 - Union General William Sherman and his forces occupied
1888 - The "Blizzard of '88" began along the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard
shutting down communication and transportation lines. More than 400
1907 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt induced California to revoke
its anti-Japanese legislation.
1930 - U.S. President Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be
buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Lend-Lease
Act, which authorized the act of providing war supplies to the Allies.
1964 - U.S. Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service
in the U.S. Senate. He had worked 37 years and seven days.
1969 - Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans.
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev was named the new chairman of the Soviet
1988 - A cease-fire was declared in the war between Iran and Iraq.
1990 - Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union. It was
the first Soviet republic to break away from Communist control.
1992 - Former U.S. President Nixon said that the Bush administration was
not giving enough economic aid to Russia.
1993 - Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become
the first female attorney general.
1993 - North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
refusing to open sites for inspection.
2002 - Two columns of light were pointed skyward from ground zero in New
York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001.
Fukushima disaster: Radiation levels posing cancer risks on fourth
anniversary of earthquake
ABC News - Four years ago today Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.0
earthquake and massive tsunami that caused widespread destruction,
leaving almost 22,000 people dead or missing and triggering a crisis at
the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The triple nuclear meltdown was the
world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. About 120,000 people
still cannot return their homes because of high radiation levels, but
the issue of long-term health implications like cancer are causing the
greatest concern and controversy in Japan.
Osama Letters from Pakistan “Trove” Emerge to Defend CIA’s Killer Drone
Kurt Nimmo - Letters allegedly written by Osama bin Laden are patent
fakes designed to defend the CIA’s killer drone program. CNN reports
al-Qaeda documents, including letters to and from Osama bin Laden, are
“part of a trove of many thousands that the SEALs recovered at bin
Laden’s compound” after he was supposedly assassinated on May 2, 2011,
in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
6 NATO warships take part in Black Sea naval drills
RT - NATO has carried out naval drills in the Black Sea, including
anti-air and anti-submarine exercises. The maneuvers featured Black Sea
littoral members of the alliance Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, as well
as four other countries.... The drills in the Black Sea are likely to
further antagonize already strained relations with Russia. The US and
NATO are outraged by Crimea’s decision to cede from Ukraine and join
Russia and have been increasing their military and naval presence in the
US Accused of Leading Disastrous Raid Leaving 44 Philippine Commandos
Sputnik News - A United States drone was flying overhead as the
Philippine military conducted a raid against alleged Islamic militants
in an operation that ended with 44 police commandos dead in a field,
according to reports.
Greek Prime Minister Seeks War Reparations From Germany
Sputnik News - Speaking Tuesday at a parliamentary committee meeting on
the subject, Tsipras sought reparations from Germany for destroyed
infrastructure, stolen archaeological treasures and "occupation credit"
in the 1940s. "The Greek government will strive to honor its commitments
to the full. But it will also strive to ensure all unfulfilled
obligations toward Greece and the Greek people are fulfilled," the prime
minister said, linking the country's latest debt negotiations to the
subject of war reparations.
Sweden ends arms deal with Saudi Arabia after human rights standoff
RT - Sweden will cancel its arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister
Stefan Lofven has confirmed. The decision comes after the
ultraconservative kingdom blocked the Swedish foreign minister’s speech
on human rights at an Arab League meeting.... Earlier on Tuesday, Arab
foreign ministers defended Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and
criticized Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s comments in which
she accused the kingdom of blocking her speech at the Arab League
meeting in Cairo. Wallstrom had been invited to the meeting as a guest
of honor, as a nod to her country's recognition of Palestine last
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Army Chopper Crashes in Florida: Eleven Servicemen Missing
Sputnik News - Seven US Marines and four soldiers were reported
missing in a helicopter crash during the exercise flight. Two
army Blackhawk helicopters were performing a routine nighttime
exercise in northwest Florida when the accident occured, a US
military spokesman said as cited by NBC news. Eleven people were
on board and now missing.
New Setback: F-35s Won’t Be Able to Conduct Close-Air-Support
The Department of Defense’s much maligned F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter ran into yet another setback Tuesday when it was
announced that the aircraft will not reach full
close-air-support potential until 2022. Unlike previous
precision-guided air-dropped weapons, the Small Diameter Bomb II
(SDB II) has the ability to track and hit moving targets from up
to 40 miles. It will enter service in 2017. The F-35 however,
will not have the software package required to operate the bomb
Pentagon's 'Too Big to Fail' F-35 Gets Another $10.6 Billion
Hillary Clinton Caught in a Lie
Town Hall -During a press conference on Tuesday, former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to the podium to answer
questions about her use of a private email account (using a
private server from her family home) to conduct official State
business.... Regarding questions about the use of her private
server, HRC said it “contains personal communications from my
husband and me, and I believe I have met all of my
responsibilities.” Just before the press conference, however,
the Wall Street Journal reported that former President Bill
Clinton does not use email.
Judicial Watch Sends New FOIAs to Probe Clinton Secret Email
System, Lawsuits Could Follow In 20 Days
Judicial Watch announced today that it submitted six Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of State
seeking information about Hillary Clinton’s and other State
Department employees’ uses of secret email accounts to conduct
government business.... These six new FOIA requests are in
addition to requests filed last week directly seeking Mrs.
Clinton’s emails. There are 18 lawsuits, ten of which are active
in federal court, as well as about 160 Judicial Watch FOIA
requests that could be affected by Mrs. Clinton and her staff’s
use of secret email accounts to conduct official government
First Hillary, Now Chuck Hagel: Former Secretary Of Defense Also
Used Private Email
Zero Hedge - [...] moments ago NBC revealed that none other than
former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who as a reminder
resigned in November following intense scapegoating by Obama who
needed to a sacrificial calf following the disastrous midterm
elections, also used a personal, non-supervised email address.
According to an NBC investigation, the White House emailed
former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at a private email
address during his time in charge of the Pentagon, according to
an investigation by the News-4 I-Team.
ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 "Green Tip"
Town Hall - ATF press release states... "Accordingly, ATF will
not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the
close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments
received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and
provide additional open and transparent process (for example,
through additional proposals and opportunities for comment)
before proceeding with any framework." Members on both sides of
the aisle in Congress have also been highly critical of the
proposal, along with the National Rifle Association and the
National Shooting Sports Foundation. The Bureau received extra
scrutiny last week when it was discovered the new ATF 2014
Regulation Guidebook did not include an exemption for AR-15
"green tip" ammunition as "armor piercing." ATF has said the
Regulation Guidebook will be updated to include the exemption.
LAPD uses its helicopters to stop crimes before they start
LA Times - Tapping into the data-driven policing trend, the
department uses heat maps, technology and years of statistics to
identify crime "hot spots." Pilots then use their downtime to
fly over them, on the theory that would-be criminals tend to
rethink their nefarious plans when there's an airship hovering
overhead. What some see as an innovative tool for keeping the
peace, however, others call a deafening intrusion.
OIG Finds Illegals Stealing Dead People’s SSNs, Again
Breitbart - An audit by the Office of the Inspector General has
found there are 6.5 million U.S. Social Security Numbers (SSN)
for persons 112 years or older on the active Social Security
roster. Given that there are estimated to be only 35 people age
112 years or older on the planet, the Social Security
Administration is paying fraudulent claims for dead people each
month and enabling tens of “thousands of instances of potential
identity theft.” The Inspector General “confirmed that illegal
aliens were using deceased number holders’ names and SSNs to
work, but U.S. Attorneys in Arizona, Florida, and South Carolina
VIDEO: School Paints Over Star Spangled Mural After One
Breitbart - If it was not enough that the mere display of the
United States flag hurt students’ feelings at a University of
California campus, the mere likeness to the flag was cause for
controversy at a Texas public school where the Red, White and
Blue offended the surrounding neighborhood’s sense of
aesthetics. “The developer told us that he had one homeowner
complain about the colors,” said Canutillo Independent School
District (ISD) spokesman Rene Leon in a CBS4 interview.
VA Manager's Email Mocks Veteran Suicides
Military. com - A manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs
Medical Center in Indianapolis appears to mock the mental health
problems of returning combat veterans in an email to her
employees. The email obtained by The Indianapolis Star contains
photographs of a toy Christmas elf posing as a patient in what
appears to be the hospital's transitional clinic for returning
veterans. In one photograph, the elf pleads for Xanax. In
another, he hangs himself with an electrical cord.
The Last, Great Run For The U.S. Dollar, The Death Of The Euro
And 74 Trillion In Currency Derivatives At Risk
Economic Collapse - Are we on the verge of an unprecedented
global currency crisis? On Tuesday, the euro briefly fell below
$1.07 for the first time in almost a dozen years. And the U.S.
dollar continues to surge against almost every other major
global currency. The U.S. dollar index has now risen an
astounding 23 percent in just the last eight months. That is the
fastest pace that the U.S. dollar has risen since 1981. You
might be tempted to think that a stronger U.S. dollar is good
news, but it isn’t.
Next Mega-Bailout On Deck: White House Studying "New Bankruptcy
Options" For Student-Loan Borrowers
Zero Hedge - It appears that just as the administration is
finally figuring out what HFT is, it also decided to take a look
at the charts above and has made a decision: the next bailout is
about to be unveiled, and it will involve a "streamlined"
bankruptcy law allowing students to discharge their student
7 Signs That A Stock Market Peak Is Happening Right Now
Economic Collapse - Is this the end of the last great run for
the U.S. stock market? Are we witnessing classic “peaking
behavior” that is similar to what occurred just before other
major stock market crashes? Throughout 2014 and for the early
stages of 2015, stocks have been on quite a tear. Even though
the overall U.S. economy continues to be deeply troubled, we
have seen the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq set record after
record. But no bull market lasts forever – particularly one that
has no relation to economic reality whatsoever.
Allied Nevada Gold Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Zero Hedge - The company blamed its deteriorating financial
condition on the drop in gold and silver prices in recent years,
an overleveraged capital structure, delays in a key expansion
project, and currency swap exposure. Yes, this is that Allied
Nevada whose stock price traded as high as $45 when gold hit its
all time high of over $1,900 hours before the SNB imposed its
first, and now failed, currency floor which translated into a
market cap of just about $4.5 billion.
US May Run Out Of Oil Storage Space As Soon As June
Zero Hedge - Oil storage capacity in the US is now at 60% and is
set to be completely exhausted in just three months. With
storage at a premium, the contango breakeven trade will become
increasingly more unprofitable and come June, each incremental
barrel will have to be dumped on the market forcing prices
The Great Middle Class Extinction: ''95% of New Homes Built for Rich or
Mac Slavo - “Since 2000, 95 percent of new households in King County
have been either rich or poor. A mere 5 percent could be considered
middle income.” That is a statistic reportedly true of Seattle – the
heart of King County in Washington state – but which may well be a
window into what is happening across much of the rest of the country.
NYC Bill to Pay Citizens to Snitch on Environmental Violations
Activist Post - New York City's Department of Environmental
Protection currently fines people for leaving their vehicles
idling longer than three minutes. Yes, really. Apparently
warming up your car during the record cold winters is
contributing to global warming and must be stopped. Much to the
chagrin of power-thirsty bureaucrats, enforcement of this
infraction only yielded $93,010 in revenue last year. So
lawmakers are seeking to boost revenue by sharing fines with
citizen snitches who provide the DEP with video evidence of
The CIA Helped Develop Planes that Scrape Cell Phone Data
The Verge - In November, the [Wall Street] Journal revealed the
US Marshal’s secret program to locate specific fugitive through
airplane equipped to mimic cell towers. Flying over an urban
area, the planes can pinpoint the location of a single number
amid a million or more phones. The new report shows the
technology first originated with the CIA, which guided the
initial deployment of the planes by the Marshal Service.
Furthermore, Journal sources say continues to be used to locate
intelligence targets overseas. If true, the report unveils a
powerful weapon in US intelligence efforts abroad, but also
reveals a troubling trend of foreign intelligence tools used for
domestic law enforcement purposes.
Mini Exploding ''Bee'' Drones Developed to Support Army
Activist Post - The system, called 'Bee', can be configured to
fit a number of the small-sized drones on to a military vehicle,
such as the Rosomak (Polish for 'Wolverine') armored personnel
carrier (APC).... The increased miniaturization and
gadget-linked controls of these vehicles will likely only
further increase the mental distance between assassin and
assassinated as the war machine is converted to a full-on video
game for any humans who remain at command ... until autonomous
artificial intelligence systems can be fully enlisted to take it
to the next level.
How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects
The Rutherford Institute - [...] by accessing your DNA, the
government will soon know everything else about you that they
don’t already know: your family chart, your ancestry, what you
look like, your health history, your inclination to follow
orders or chart your own course, etc. Of course, none of these
technologies are foolproof. Nor are they immune from tampering,
hacking or user bias. Nevertheless, they have become a
convenient tool in the hands of government agents to render null
and void the Constitution’s requirements of privacy and its
prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA
Natural Society - What’s an intentional mutation? Nothing more
than a fancy technological phrase which describes a new way that
biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically
modified crops. Scientists have already created ‘designer
monkeys’ by orchestrating precise genetic mutations. The same
technology used to achieve this feat more than ten years ago is
now being used by companies like Scott’s (of famed and failed
GMO grass) to create genetically modified food without the
oversight of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
or of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
7 Laws of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing a Successful
Natural Blaze - We all have the best of intentions in the
beginning of summer. We plan on spending the season growing a
beautiful lush garden. As the summer drags on, avoiding the heat
becomes the top priority. From the neglect, your garden suffers.
The plants may not be thriving, there may be bug infestations,
or root rot. Inevitably, if there are enough issues, you give up
altogether and call it a summer. What you may not realize is
there are laws that you must follow to ensure your plants have
the best environment to thrive in. These gardening laws are
essential in giving your plants a fighting chance at giving you
a big harvest.
8 Garden Staples You Should Start Indoors Before Spring
Off the Grid News - If you happen to live in one of the cooler
growing zones, you know that you have to make the most of the
growing season while you can. Getting seeds started indoors is
one way to ensure that certain vegetables get established and
have plenty of time in your garden to give you a good harvest.
This natural plant extract could cure rare brain tumors, study
(NaturalNews) A chemical extracted from milk thistle seeds may
function as a non-invasive treatment for a rare hormonal
condition caused by a brain tumor, according to a study
conducted by researchers from the Max Planck Institute of
Psychiatry in Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and published
in the journal Nature Medicine on February 9.
Foods and supplements that heal the thyroid
(NaturalNews) Fresh, raw, organic produce heals. Produce heals
everything. Other than that, foods high in iodine and foods that
are high in selenium are known to aid thyroid function. The
thyroid gland requires iodine to function.... Selenium is
required for the body to convert T3 into T4. Without enough
selenium in the diet, the thyroid suffers. Seafood and meat are
high in selenium, but there are also some vegan choices.
Foods that promote Candida overgrowth and lead to a leaky gut
(NaturalNews) Obviously, there's sugars. Most everyone who has
studied Candida knows that any and all sugars feed yeast. On the
other hand, all whole foods contain sugars, and every creature
needs sugar to survive, including us. The trick is to eat the
unrefined sugars in whole foods that have other nutrients bound
to them, like fruit instead of fruit juices.
Illinois restricts birth freedom, criminalizes professional
(NaturalNews) The state of Illinois is unkind to health freedom,
especially for birth choice. In fact, there are very limited
choices for giving birth in Illinois. An expectant mother is
literally forced to give birth the way the state has mandated.
Tylenol maker to pay $25 mln for selling metal-contaminated
(Reuters) - A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on
Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal and
agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case, the U.S.
Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The subsidiary, McNeil
Consumer Healthcare, pleaded guilty to one federal criminal
charge in the case.
School Secretly Vaccinates Teen Girl Without Consent
Adan Salazar - A mom in Chicago is furious after her teen
daughter received several vaccinations at school without her
consent. Michelle Miller says she believed a form she signed
gave her 16-year-old daughter’s school permission to conduct
nothing more than a routine sports physical. But student Noelle
Miller ended up receiving multiple vaccinations, one for chicken
pox, Hepatitis A, meningitis and the sexually transmitted
disease HPV, none of which Noelle’s mom had consented to, save
the chicken pox shot.
VIDEO: Specialty drug spending sees record increase
CNBC News - Total prescription drug spending rose 13 percent in
2014, the biggest increase since 2003, Express Scripts said in a
report Tuesday. Spending on specialty medicines, such as those
for inflammatory diseases, multiple sclerosis and cancer—as well
as hepatitis C—rose an unprecedented 31 percent. Express
Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefits manager in the U.S., has
been at the forefront of a campaign against high drug prices for
hepatitis C treatments such as Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi, which
costs about $1,000 per day, or $84,000 for a 12-week course of
$1,000-a-pill Hepatitis drug in USA sells for less than $10 in
Coconut Oil Effective in Treating Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning
Health Impact News - The authors of the study, from the
Department of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonology at the
Metro Heart Institute in Haryana, India, treated 7 cases of ALP
poisoning with severe hemodynamic effects. The patients were
treated with supportive measures including gastric lavage with
diluted potassium permanganate, coconut oil and
sodium-bicarbonate. Four out of 7 patients survived with these
“supportive measures,” and all four patients who were given
coconut oil survived.
Is This Cooking Mistake Causing Premature Aging?
Natural Society - The fat you choose to use in cooking can make
the difference between a meal that supports health and a meal
that throws off free radicals (thought to be a primary cause of
the degeneration we refer to as aging). The higher the cooking
heat, the more likely you are to be bombarded with free
radicals, set off by breaks in fatty acid chains. There are only
a few fats that can defy oxidation and its cousin, rancidity.
What’s the determining factor? It’s the stability of the fatty
Skip Meals To Live Longer And Lose Weight
Green Med Info - Studies in animals have shown that drastically
restricting calories or fasting extends lifespan and improves
age-related diseases. But it wasn't clear whether people could
achieve the same results. After all, fasting on a long-term
basis or restricting calories over a period of years would be a
difficult lifestyle for most people to maintain. But researchers
from the University of Florida have found an effective
alternative to fasting or long-term caloric restriction. They
call it the feast-or-famine diet. And they've found that for
some people it mimics the same health and longevity benefits of
Pepsi Wins Battle to Keep Adding Carcinogen to Your Soda
Natural Society - A federal judge recently dismissed a class
action lawsuit over the carcinogenic additive, 4-methylimidazole
(caramel coloring) found within soda beverages. Pepsi Wins
Battle to Keep Adding Carcinogen to Your Soda A federal judge
recently dismissed a class action lawsuit over the carcinogenic
additive, 4-methylimidazole (caramel coloring) found within soda
San Francisco Wants Cigarette-Style Warning Labels on Soda Ads
Kit Daniels - The proposal, spearheaded by San Francisco
Supervisor Scott Wiener, would require the warning labels take
up at least 20% of the ad space for sodas and other sweetened
drinks which have more than 25 calories per 12 oz. The proposed
warning label would state: WARNING: Drinking beverages with
added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth
decay. This is a message from the City and County of San
Francisco.... If San Francisco is really that concerned about
public health, the city would stop putting fluoride in the
water, which a recent U.K. study linked to weight gain, fatigue
Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels?
Natural Blaze - The main character in the movie Idiocracy goes
to the hospital of the future and tries to tell the clerk about
his problem. She apathetically scans her finger over a bunch of
picture buttons that indicate a medical problem - she doesn't
have to think. Imagine if everything was even further reduced
from Idiocracy into nothing but basic colors and shapes. It
would almost be like shopping with Big Bird as your guide.
- March 10, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.
1785 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France. He succeeded
1804 - The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from
France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis.
1848 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which
ended the war with Mexico.
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the U.S.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the
telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see
1880 - The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. from England.
1945 - American B-29 bombers attacked Tokyo, Japan, 100,000 were killed.
1953 - North Korean gunners at Wonsan fired upon the USS Missouri. The
ship responded by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.
1966 - The North Vietnamese captured a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.
1969 - James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to the assassination
of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the guilty plea and
maintained his innocence until his death in April of 1998.
1971 - The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to
1975 - The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese town of
Ban Me Thout.
1980 - Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lent his support to the
militants holding American hostages in Tehran.
1982 - The U.S. banned Libyan oil imports due to their continued support
1994 - White House officials began testifying before a federal grand
jury about the Whitewater controversy.
1998 - U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf began receiving the first
vaccinations against anthrax.
2002 - The Associated Press reported that the Pentagon informed the U.S.
Congress in January that it was making contingency plans for the
possible use of nuclear weapons against countries that threaten the U.S.
with weapons of mass destruction, including Iraq and North Korea.
2003 - North Korea test-fired a short-range missile. The event was one
of several in a patter of unusual military maneuvers.
2004 - Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced in Chesapeake, Va.,
to life in prison.
2008 - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized after allegations surfaced
that he had paid thousands of dollars for a high-end call girl, a
scandal which eventually led to his resignation.
Kuwaiti preacher, ISIS call for demolition of Egypt’s Sphinx, pyramids
RT - An Islamist preacher from Kuwait has called to destroy Egypt's
Sphinx and pyramids, stating it is time for Muslims to erase the
pharaohs' heritage. The alleged call comes as Islamic State jihadists
ramp up their attacks against historic sites. Although the ancient
monuments are not religious – but rather cultural and historic sites –
they should still be "destroyed" by Muslims, putting an end to the
worship of images, preacher Ibrahim Al Kandari said, according to Al-Watan
US Declares Venezuela 'Extraordinary Threat to National Security'
Common Dreams - In the latest sign of rising tensions between the United
States and Venezuela, President Barack Obama on Monday issued and signed
an executive order declaring the Latin American country "an unusual and
extraordinary threat to the national security" and ordering sanctions on
seven state officials.
Venezuela To Start Fingerprinting Supermarket Shoppers
Zero Hedge - Venezuelans soon may need to have their fingerprints
scanned before they can buy bread and other staples.... Unfortunately
for the struggling Venezuelan population, the time has arrived and as AP
reported over the weekend, Venezuela "will begin installing 20,000
fingerprint scanners at supermarkets nationwide in a bid to stamp out
hoarding and panic buying" as of this moment.
In Great Britain, Powerful Pedophiles are Seemingly Everywhere and
Totally Above the Law
Michael Krieger - A newspaper editor was handed startling evidence that
Britain’s top law enforcement official knew there was a VIP pedophile
network in Westminster, at the heart of the British government. What
happened next in the summer of 1984 helps to explain how shocking
allegations of rape and murder against some of the country’s most
powerful men went unchecked for decades.
NATO seeks regime change in Russia - envoy
RT - The latest statements by the deputy head of NATO testify to the
fact that the leaders of the bloc want to intervene in Russia’s internal
politics, and are “dreaming of Russian Maidan.” This is the view of
Russia’s permanent envoy to NATO.
Prime suspect says Nemtsov killed over 'negative comments on Muslims' –
RT - Zaur Dadaev, who had reportedly confessed involvement in Nemtsov’s
murder, said he organized the crime in revenge for the opposition
leader’s “negative comments on Muslims and Islam,” according to
Rosbalt’s source in law enforcement. Dadaev is one of five suspects
arrested in connection with the politician’s assassination.
Putin signs law on ratification of $100 billion BRICS New Development
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the
deal establishing the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), according to a
document published on Monday on Russia's official website for legal
information. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) was set up to
challenge two major Western-led giants – the World Bank and the
International Monetary Fund. NDB's key role will be to serve as a pool
of currency for infrastructure projects within a group of five countries
with major emerging national economies - Russia, Brazil, India, China
and South Africa.
The De-Dollarization Axis: China Completes SWIFT Alternative, May Launch
As Soon As September
Zero Hedge - Following a year of threats that the west would kick Russia
out of SWIFT, Moscow finally took the plunge and created its own
international payment system alternative. And now, seeing how easy and
fast it can be done, here comes China next with its own "China
International Payment System" or CIPS, as one after another major global
powers wave goodbye to a dollar-based, Washington-controlled (and NSA-supervised)
international funds-transfer protocol. One that no longer relies on the
Over 100 US armored vehicles roll into Latvia, NATO flexes muscles in
RT - Latvia has confirmed more than 120 armored units, including tanks,
have been delivered by the US. According to the Latvian Ministry of
Defense, these include M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2A3 Bradley armored
vehicles. The move to deploy yet more tanks and armored vehicles was
welcomed by Latvian Minister of Defense Raymond Vejonis. "The presence
of our allies (US and NATO) in Latvia is a confirmation of solidarity
and security in the region," Vejonis said in a statement on Twitter.
90,000 Canadians sign petition to protest sale of 1mn liters of water
for less than $2
RT - A province in Canada is to start charging industries for using its
water. The problem is the fee is a paltry US$1.79 per million liters.
This has prompted over 90,000 to sign a petition, angry that Canada is
giving away its natural resource. he province of British Columbia on
Canada’s Pacific coast is planning to introduce the legislation from
January 2016, which will see companies charged US$1.79 (CAD$2.25) per
million liters of water used. However, residents are dismayed that
potential multi-national companies will pay next to nothing for the
right to use the province’s water.
US to Deploy Chemical Brigade to Liberia to Combat Ebola says Pentagon
Sputnik News - According to the US Defense Department, the US would
deploy its Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear brigade’s
headquarters to Liberia to further combat the Ebola epidemic.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Michigan State Police Get ‘OK’ to Use Drones
Adan Salazar - Michigan State Police have received approval from
the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aerial
vehicles throughout the state. On Monday, state police announced
they received FAA authorization to use drones to assist local
police units, making them the first law enforcement agency in
the nation to obtain statewide approval.... The state had
purchased their $158,000 Aeryon SkyRanger, equipped with
advanced optics and touchscreen navigation, back in September
2013 with a grant from the US Department of Homeland Security.
SC National Guard Drills: Humvees Outfitted With Machine Guns
for Door-to-Door 'Wellness Checks'
Brandon Turbeville - In yet another example of the growing trend
of the process of acclimatization of the general public to an
open military presence on American streets as well as greater
cooperation between the US Military and civilian law
enforcement, South Carolina was recently the scene of a
statewide “emergency preparedness” drill that incorporated both
of these aspects in a visible form.
“Liberty Cities” Spring Up in Texas
PanAm Post - New municipal jurisdictions are on the rise Texas,
and their objective is to protect against the overreach and
annexation of local government. The initiative’s lead proponent
is the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), which on March 3
released a policy paper titled “The Liberty City: A New Concept
for Self-Governance,” to espouse a streamlined model of
COMMON CORE KIDNAPPING: Parent Calls 911 After Public School
Won’t Release Kid From Test
Daily Caller - Supporters of Common Core have encountered a
public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical
glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are
refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests.
However, last week marked the first time officials at a
taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a
student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent
arrived on campus to remove the child from class.
Bank Records Reveal Saudi Elites Gave Millions to Boston
Marathon Bombers’ Mosque
Breitbart - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, currently on trial for terrorism
charges from his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, prayed at
the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) mosque in Cambridge, MA,
which was founded by an Al Qaeda operative and funded with money
from Saudi Arabia. According to Newsweek, the Tsarnaev brothers
became radicalized after they started to attend this mosque....
Now, for the first time, our organization, Americans for Peace
and Tolerance (APT) is making publicly available the names of
wealthy Saudi and Gulf sources who together paid for over $8.6
million of the ISBCC mega-mosque’s $15.6 million price tag.
Gowdy: There Are Huge Gaps in E-mails Clintons Turned Over to
National Review - Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), chairman
of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack,
said that there are “gaps of months and months and months” in
the e-mails that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has
handed over to the committee so far… “If you think to that
iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya, sunglasses on —
she has her hand-held device in her hand — we have no e-mails
from that day,” he said. “In fact we have no e-mails from that
Clinton Foundation Pushes “Wage Gap” Myth While Paying Female
Execs 37% Less Than Men
Paul Joseph Watson - While the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton
Foundation is promoting the myth of the “wage gap” in the United
States, the Clinton’s own foundation pays its senior male
executives 37 per cent more than their female counterparts. In a
video promo for its ‘No Ceilings’ initiative, which was heavily
promoted by YouTube and has since received well over 300,000
views, the Clinton Foundation enlists actress Cameron Diaz to
claim, “In the U.S., women make just 78 cents to every man’s
dollar.” This is a completely fraudulent and debunked assertion.
Texas Federal Court orders U.S. to explain possible violation of
Legal Insurrection - The Texas federal court that issued a
temporary injunction halting Obama’s immigration executive
action has just ordered the U.S. government to respond to
allegations by the plaintiff States that the U.S. misrepresented
to the Court the status of granting deportation waivers, and may
thereby be in violation of the court’s temporary injunction… the
Justice Department notified the judge that it has already
implemented significant parts of the Expanded DACA program, and
indeed that it has already granted expanded DACA protections and
work permits to “approximately 100,000″ people.
U.S. Paid $125 Billion to Ineligible Recipients, a Jump of 18%
in One Year
AllGov - The program with the most improper payments was
Medicare, with nearly $60 billion paid out to undeserving
recipients. The next largest category of improper payments, and
the one with the highest error rate, is in the Earned Income Tax
Credit program (EITC), with $17.7 billion and an error rate of
27.2%. This program is meant to reduce taxes for low- and
moderate income Americans.
Over 2,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens Arrested in Nationwide Bust
Breitbart - Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced
the arrest of 2,059 convicted criminals, all criminal aliens,
during a nationwide operation. “Operation Cross Check” was led
by the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) group. 1,000
of the captured criminal aliens were targeted because they had
felony convictions. Those range from voluntary manslaughter,
child pornography, robbery, kidnapping and rape. Fifty-eight of
those captured were known gang members, while eighty-nine were
convicted sex offenders.
Report: Voters May View Hillary as Hypocrite on Women’s Rights
Because Clinton Foundation Took Millions from Repressive Regimes
Breitbart - Clinton will headline two prominent events focused
on women’s rights this week. One will commemorate her 1995
women’s rights speech in China and the other will reveal her
foundation’s “No Ceilings” report, which is a progress report on
women’s rights since that 1995 address. Unlike her last run for
the presidency, Clinton is planning to go all-in on gender
issues in her likely 2016 campaign. But her foundation’s
acceptance of millions from Middle Eastern regimes with dismal
women’s rights records may complicate Clinton’s efforts to cast
herself as a champion for women’s rights.
Economist Tells Congress: U.S. May Be in ‘Worse Fiscal Shape’
CNS News - “This declaration of national insolvency will, no
doubt, shock those of you who use the officially reported
federal debt as the measuring stick for what our country owes,”
Kotlikoff told committee members who are considering President
Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016.... “We have a $210
trillion fiscal gap at this point,” Kotlikoff told the senators,
which amounts to 211 percent of the U.S.’ $18.2 trillion GDP,
making it higher than Greece’s 175 percent debt-to-GDP ratio.
The fiscal gap is “16 times larger than official U.S. debt,
which indicates precisely how useless official debt is for
understanding our nation’s true fiscal position,”... “Stated
differently, the overall federal government is 58 percent
underfinanced,” Kotlikoff testified.
VIDEO: Dr. Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 3/9/15: Don’t Be
Fooled by the Fed’s Anti-Audit Propaganda
Ron Paul - [...] Fed apologists continue to claim that the Audit
the Fed bill will somehow limit the Federal Reserve’s
independence. Yet neither Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen nor
any other opponent of the audit bill has ever been able to
identify any provision of the bill giving Congress power to
dictate monetary policy. The only way this argument makes sense
is if the simple act of increasing transparency somehow
infringes on the Fed’s independence. This argument is also
flawed since the Federal Reserve has never been independent from
Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment
Numbers Are A Massive Lie
Economic Collapse - On Friday, we learned that the official
“unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an
unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full
employment” by many economists, many in the mainstream media
took this as a sign that the U.S. economy has almost fully
“recovered” since the last recession. In fact, according to the
Wall Street Journal, some Federal Reserve officials believe that
“the U.S. economy is already at full employment“. But how can
this possibly be?
Repeat Foreclosures Triple Since Crisis
Zero Hedge - According to Black Knight Financial, both new and repeat
foreclosures hit a 12-month high during the first month of the year with
repeats (i.e. the borrower was rescued but has since entered the
foreclosure process again) jumping 11% M/M. More troubling is the trend
in repeat foreclosures which accounted for only 15% of total
foreclosures during the crisis but now make up a startling 51%.
Google’s New Algorithm Will Only Show You ‘What They Say Is
Natural Society - The leading search engine has decided to
change the criteria it uses for ranking content on the internet,
so that content will no longer be ranked by popularity, as it
has been since the beginning. The new ranking system will
instead use what it has determined to be ‘truth’ as its ranking
tool. This Orwellian move opens the door for Google to
homogenize thought and become the global arbiters of truth, with
the ability to send content it declares as ‘untrue’ into the
dustbin of obscurity.
7 Survival ‘Forever Foods’ That Could Outlive You
Off the Grid News - Preparing for a crisis that includes a
shortage of food takes work. You know your food storage should
include a variety of foods. And that they should be rotated. But
did you know that there are foods that actually could outlive
you? If not, read on. Here are 7 foods that will last at least
FDA approves double the aluminum in new Gardasil vaccine
(NaturalHealth365) As the HPV vaccine controversy continues to smolder,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to
a new version of the controversial vaccine – this one containing an
alarmingly high level of aluminum, a known neurotoxin. In its hurry to
approve the vaccine, the FDA also bypassed a critical safety step.
Scientists suggest government should add psych meds to public drinking
(NaturalNews) With a study currently underway in Scotland to assess
whether lithium in drinking water is linked with lower suicide rates, we
may soon see a renewed push to add yet another bioactive substance to
public water supplies.
Water Fluoridation Promotes Thyroid Impairment, Study Warns
Dr. Mercola - Fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of
potentially serious health problems. Most recently, research linking
fluoridated water consumption to thyroid dysfunction received attention
in both British and American media. Evidence also suggests it may
contribute to or exacerbate behavioral problems such as ADHD, by way of
pineal gland calcification.
5 Reasons Why Fluoride in Water Doesn't Make Sense (Video)
High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Labeled as Fructose or HFCS-90
(NaturalNews) The Corn Refiners Association is now labeling high
fructose corn syrup as fructose. Packing on products such as General
Mills Vanilla Chex cereal now states the product contains no high
fructose corn syrup, while the ingredients list contains the simple
word, "fructose." This fructose is actually a manufactured sugar called
HFCS-90, and is made up of 90% pure fructose. High fructose corn syrup,
or HFCS, contains 42% or 55 percent fructose. Health issues relating to
free fructose include diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, and liver failure.
Raw Milk and the Raw Deal
Dr. Mercola - An entire section of the US Food and Drug Administration’s
(FDA) website is devoted to warning Americans about the “dangers” of raw
milk. There it states that more than 1,500 people in the US became sick
from raw milk from 1993 to 2006. This is just over 115 people per year,
on average… in a country were 9 million people get sick from foodborne
illness annually. Is it possible to get sick from drinking raw milk?
Cranberries are natural antibiotic, source of antioxidants
(NaturalNews) One of only three commercially grown fruits native to the
United States, cranberries offer a multitude of health benefits that can
help ward off cancer, heart disease, diabetes and bacterial infections.
Healing from Vaccine Injuries through Homeopathy
Green Med Info - While there is much information on the dangers of
vaccines, there is precious little on how to be healed from them. Too
many give up hope because all they know is the allopathic system which
denies their injuries, not realizing that there is hope to be healed
through homeopathic treatments.
Exciting: Study Reveals How Sleep Removes Toxic Waste from the Brain
Natural Society - Recently, researchers have found that sleeping
actually helps detoxify the brain, potentially offering clues into
Alzheimer’s disease.... The study, published in the journal Science,
reveals that your brain has a unique method of removing toxic waste
through ‘the glymphatic system’. Even more interesting, it seems that
brain cells shrink by about 60% during sleep, allowing for waste to be
removed more easily.
Eating This Food Daily Linked to 20% Cut in Health-Related Deaths
Natural Society - A recent study has found that consuming more nuts was
associated with decreased overall and cardiovascular disease mortality –
associated with death rates cut by as much as a fifth.
- March 9, 2015 - Today in History:
1788 - Connecticut became the 5th state to join the United States.
1820 - The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act that paved the way for
westward expansion of North America.
1832 - Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run for a political
office for the first time. He was unsuccessful in his run for a seat in
the Illinois state legislature.
1860 - The first Japanese ambassador to the U.S. was appointed.
1863 - General Ulysses Grant was appointed commander-in-chief of the
1905 - In Manchuria, Japanese troops surrounded 200,000 Russian troops
that were retreating from Mudken.
1906 - In the Philippines, fifteen Americans and 600 Moros were killed
in the last two days of fighting.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb
attacks against Japan.
1957 - Egyptian leader Nasser barred U.N. plans to share the tolls for
the use of the Suez Canal.
1964 - Production began on the first Ford Mustang.
1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam.
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defected to the
1975 - Work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline.
1977 - About a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invaded three buildings in
Washington, DC. They killed one person and took more than 130 hostages.
The siege ended two days later.
1983 - The official Soviet news agency TASS says that U.S. President
Reagan is full of "bellicose lunatic anti-communism."
1989 - In the U.S., a strike forced Eastern Airlines into bankruptcy.
1989 - In the U.S., President George H.W. Bush urged for a mandatory
death penalty in drug-related killings.
1993 - Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles
police officers accused of violating his civil rights. (California)
2000 - In Norway, the coalition government of Kjell Magne Bondevik
resigned as a result of an environmental dispute.
US freezes $640mn in sanctioned Russian bank assets
RT - The US has frozen accounts of Russian banks SMP, Rossiya and its
subsidiary Sobinbank worth in total $640 million, as part of America’s
escalating sanctions war against Russia over its policy in Ukraine.
Russian assets have been frozen in dozens of US financial institutions
such as Citibank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, says the Wall
Street Journal referring to US Treasury data.
Saudi Arabia becomes world’s top arms importer
RT - Saudi Arabia has become the world’s biggest importer of weapons and
defensive systems, overtaking the previous record holder, India,
according to a new report which examined the arms trade across 65
countries last year. Data revealed by the IHS Jane 360 in its Global
Defence Trade Report, shows that Saudi Arabia spent over $6.4 billion on
defense purchases in 2014, dislodging India from top spot. India’s
spending stood at $5.57 billion, placing it second.
Greece "Risks Bankruptcy" As Europe Rejects Varoufakis Payment Plan;
Another Referendum Fiasco Ensues
Zero Hedge - … “It’s quite hilarious, if it were not so tragic, that
this is what a government in an industrialised country comes up with,”
said one eurozone official involved in the talks. There will be little
laughter in cash-strapped Greece, however, if the Sunday Times is
correct in its report that the "Eurogroup finance ministers are to
reject radical reform proposals from Greece at a meeting in Brussels
tomorrow."… As the Times concluded, Greece is hoping for a favorable
response because unless the cash injection is approved, Greece faces a
Malaysian ATC Supervisor Reportedly Slept on Night of MH370
Sputnik News - According to conversation transcripts, the air traffic
control supervisor at the Kuala Lumpur airport was asleep on the night
of the flight's traceless disappearance.
ISIS Attacks Third Ancient Archaeological Site in Iraq
Breitbart - Adel Shirshab, the country’s tourism and antiquities
minister, told The Associated Press there are concerns the militants
will remove artifacts and damage the site, located 15 kilometers (9
miles) northeast of Mosul. Saeed Mamuzini, a Kurdish official from Mosul,
told the AP that the militants had already begun demolishing the
Khorsabad site on Sunday, citing multiple witnesses.
'China, Russia vow mutual support'
Press TV - China and Russia will continue to support each other and
jointly uphold international peace as both countries are permanent
members of the United Nations Security Council, Chinese Foreign Minister
Wang Yi says…Furthermore, Wang said China and Russia will continue to
improve bilateral cooperation in various sectors including financial,
oil and gas, as well as nuclear power.
Germany Has Had Enough With US Neocons: Berlin "Stunned" At US Desire
For War In Ukraine
Zero Hedge - As Der Spiegel reports, while US President Obama 'supports'
Chancellor Merkel's efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the
Ukraine crisis, hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin's
approach. And NATO's top commander in Europe hasn't been helping either
with sources in the Chancellery have referred to Breedlove's comments as
ExxonMobil boosts Russian oil assets by 450% in 2014, despite sanctions
RT - Exxon Mobil Corp. has continued to buy rights to develop Russian
oil deposits despite sanctions, increasing the area from 11.4 million
acres to 63.7 million acres in 2014. It’s an area larger than the UK. In
the US the oil major owns the rights to develop 14.6 million acres, and
until last year was the company’s biggest single asset. Although Exxon
had to suspend development of the Arctic shelf in October due to the
sanctions, the company continued to stake rights to areas of Russia that
can bring in tens of billions of barrels in the coming decades.
Up to 30,000 Fill the Streets of Tel Aviv in Anti-Netanyahu Rally
Michael Krieger - Only a few days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu returned from his much publicized United States trip, during
which he was celebrated and drooled over by America’s top warmongers, a
large protest against him erupted in the nation’s section largest city,
Tel Aviv. Just like any other country, Israel is dealing with plenty of
very important domestics issues, and people are publicly questioning
whether Netanyahu’s obsession with militancy, and his shameless
political stunt in from of the U.S. Congress just weeks before elections
back home, make his leadership questionable.
Netanyahu govt more 'frightening' than all Israel enemies, ex-Mossad
chief tells crowds
MH370: Battery for locator tracker on board Malaysian Airlines plane
expired a year before plane went missing
The Independent - A comprehensive report into the missing Malaysia
Airlines flight MH370 has revealed that the battery for the underwater
locator beacon expired more than a year before the plane vanished. The
news comes on the first anniversary of the plane’s disappearance –
between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing - as the passengers' families remain in
limbo, still waiting for answers from the Malaysian authorities.
Liberia is Close to Be Declared Ebola-Free
Sputnik News - Good news is coming from Liberia, as the country may soon
be declared Ebola-free. To mark this, the government in Monrovia decided
to dismantle a crematorium and remove drums containing the ashes of over
3,000 Ebola victims.
Vaccine - Not Ebola - Made Doctor Sick, Study Finds
NBC News - Just 12 hours after he got an experimental Ebola vaccine, and
just two days after he stuck himself with a needle while caring for
Ebola patients in September, Dr. Lewis Rubinson started getting sick. By
then, Rubinson was aboard a jet, being evacuated from Sierra Leone to
the United States. He wasn't sure if he was infected with Ebola or if
the vaccine was causing a reaction. He was en route to strict isolation
at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington D.C. Months
later, it's fairly clear the vaccine caused the reaction..."The patient
developed malaise, nausea and fever 12 hours after the vaccination while
on the transport jet," Dr. Mark Mulligan of Emory University and
colleagues wrote in a study published in the Journal of the American
Medical Association Thursday.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers
The Nation - The Air Force explains the departure of these drone
pilots in the simplest of terms. They are leaving because they
are overworked. The pilots themselves say that it’s humiliating
to be scorned by their Air Force colleagues as second-class
citizens. Some have also come forward to claim that the horrors
of war, seen up close on video screens, day in, day out, are
inducing an unprecedented, long-distance version of
post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
SWAT Team Shows Up To Elementary School to Promote Police State
Free Thought Project - The officers weren’t there to raid the
school or arrest anyone, but they certainly looked like they
were going to so. The SWAT officers were all carrying
high-powered weapons and wearing paramilitary gear as if they
were about to raid a terrorist organization. The police proudly
bragged about the event on their Facebook page, posting a number
of pictures with fully-clad SWAT members standing on a stage in
front of small children.
American flag banned by Calif. university students to create
Washington Times - The student government at the University of
California, Irvine, voted Tuesday to remove all American flags
from one of their rooms, arguing that the flag could be
considered offensive and anti-inclusive. The bill — which passed
with six yays, four nays and two abstaining – would remove all
flags, including the Stars and Stripes, from the lobby of the
building that houses the undergraduate governing body, known as
the Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI).
California Student Group Vetoes Ban of Flag From Lobby
US citizens forced to wait months for DMV appointments as
illegal aliens get priority
(NaturalNews) The California DMV says it's trying to work
through the new changes, which are flooding the system with
untold millions of illegal immigrants who aren't even living
legally in the state. But the situation is still a nightmare for
people living in California legally, some of whom are now
experiencing extreme difficulties with even making an
appointment at the DMV several months before their licenses
Double Standard for Espionage Act as Petraeus Goes Free while
Kiriakou and Sterling go to Prison
AllGov - Why is it that lower-level officers are sent to prison
for shedding light on CIA torture and missteps while the former
director is getting off with a slap on the wrist?.. CIA
employees have no doubt taken note of the disparity in sentences
and will be less likely to share information about agency abuses
with the media in the future. Which is probably what the Justice
Department had in mind all along.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Hillary Could Potentially Face Jail
Time if Charged Over Emails
Liberty Crier - During this interview, America’s Newsroom shows
a clip with Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law
Professor. He says: “The idea that a cabinet member would create
her own system is pretty extraordinary and it’s also pretty
dangerous. This is the type of thing that sends most security
officers into orbit… this certainly runs against the grain of
the federal law. It’s much more difficult to comply with those
laws when you’re creating your own system and allowing your own
people to manage it.”
VIDEO: Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare
Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions
Breitbart - The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also
included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim
Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister
Jean-Max Bellerive. VCS’s coveted gold mining exploitation
permit was apparently such a sweetheart deal that it outraged
the Haitian senate, since royalties to be paid to the Haitian
government were only 2.5%, a sum mining experts say is at least
half the standard rate.
Activists rally in Chicago to close ‘black site,’ end
‘disappearing’ of civilians
RT - Protesters in Chicago have held a rally to demand the
police shut down a formerly abandoned warehouse that is
reportedly being used to interrogate suspected criminals without
recourse to legal representation. The detention facility, which
was first brought to public attention in a report by the
Guardian in February, is a plain warehouse located on Chicago’s
west side known as Homan Square, which has“long been the scene
of secretive work by special police units,” the paper revealed.
Common AR-15 Green Tip Ammunition Already Banned in New ATF
Town Hall - The same day the proposal was released, on a Friday
of a three day holiday weekend, ATF opened up a shortened 30-day
period for the public to submit comments about the new
regulation. But it turns out, ATF has been working on a ban of
AR-15 "green-tip" ammunition for quite some time and has already
issued the ban in its new, 2014 Regulation Guide. For reference,
ATF Regulation Guides come out approximately every ten years.
VIDEO: Couple denied role as foster parents over permits to
Brian and Valerie Wilson, of Las Vegas, told “Fox & Friends”
Sunday that they have always planned to become foster parents
and eventually adopt, but have been denied permission to do so
because of a state regulation that prohibits the carrying of
loaded weapons with foster children.
California Cops Who Blew Whistle on Ticket Quotas Forced to
Activist Post - Six police officers from Whittier, California
are suing the city after being punished for protesting ticket
quotas. The officers say they complained repeatedly within the
department and shortly after were met with discrimination. They
say their “careers have been materially and adversely affected,
and irreparably harmed” by the city.... The officers allege they
were reprimanded by being ordered to undergo counseling and that
they encountered increased scrutiny, “disparaging” remarks, and
faced unwarranted transfers.
Seven Cops and Lawyers Apparently ‘Lied’ to Put This Man in
Jail. He Was Only Saved by the Video You’re About to See
The Blaze - Douglas Dendinger is a 47-year-old disabled Army
veteran who found himself the target of an apparent police
conspiracy to put him away for life — all because he handed a
court summons to a cop, WWL-TV reported.He stepped up to act as
process server in August 2012 for a brutality lawsuit filed by
his nephew. Handing a summons to Chad Cassard as the former
police officer exited the courthouse in Washington Parish,
Louisiana, Dendinger found himself verbally attacked by the
swarm of cops and lawyers nearby.
Another Dubious Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts…In other words, the unemployment rate dropped
because the labor force shrunk. If the economy was in recovery,
the labor force would be growing and the labor force
participation rate would be rising. The 295,000 claimed new jobs
are highly suspect. For example, the report claims 32,000 new
retail jobs, but the Census Bureau reports that retail sales
declined in December and January. Why would retailers
experiencing declining sales hire more employees? Construction
spending declined 1.1% in January, but the payroll jobs report
says 29,000 construction jobs were added in February.
Stop Chemtrail Spraying Petition to White House Needs Signatures
Activist Post - The aerosol spraying petition, “Immediately stop
the aerosol spraying of our nation's skies,” has only 380
signatures as of March 6th, and needs 99,620 signatures by March
19, 2015 in order to get the president’s attention. Here’s what
that petition says...
California Water Rates To Skyrocket 30% This Year
GovtSlaves - Three of the largest Bay Area water agencies — the
Santa Clara Valley Water District, the East Bay Municipal
Utility District and the San Francisco Public Utilities
Commission, which runs the Hetch Hetchy system — all are
considering water rate hikes of up to 30 percent this year.
Because they have sold less water, the agencies have lost tens
millions of dollars in revenues.
CIA to create 10 new centers, expand focus on digital espionage
The Washington Post - The CIA embarked on a sweeping
restructuring Friday that will bring an end to divisions that
have been in place for decades, create 10 new centers that team
analysts with operators, and significantly expand the agency's
focus on digital espionage...The CIA will also create a new
directorate focused exclusively on exploiting advances in
computer technology and communications. The Directorate of
Digital Innovation will rank alongside the agency's operations
and analysis branches, and be responsible for missions ranging
from cyber-espionage to the security of the CIA's internal
Patent details Google’s ideas for smart home doorknobs,
doorbells, wall switches, and more
VentureBeat - Google clearly has big ambitions for its
Internet-connected Nest and Dropcam hardware. A new patent shows
how these gadgets — and a host of other devices — could be tied
together into the smart home of the future.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Nearly 15,000 MN turkeys die in avian flu episode
KARE 11 - A strain of lethal avian flu is now being blamed for
the deaths of nearly 15,000 turkeys in Pope County, and
officials are moving quickly in an attempt to keep it in check.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture said Thursday that only
workers handling the birds, all from the same commercial flock,
are at risk of infection.... The U.S. Department of Agriculture
says the finding in Pope County, in western Minnesota, is the
first appearance of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain in the
VIDEO: Company offers rental chickens for would-be farmers on
KTVB - The do-it-yourself campaign is nothing new, but what if
you could test out the idea first? One local company is allowing
you to do just that. Idaho Hens is giving people the opportunity
to test the waters of backyard farming. The company allows you
to rent chickens. They provide the hens and you get to keep the
A Phenomenally Healthy and Rewarding Way to Cut Your Grocery
Dr. Mercola - Want to eat healthy, organic foods and save money
at the same time? Nearly anyone can do it, and it doesn't take
much time or space. Follow these simple guidelines, rev up your
creativity, and get ready to be rewarded in brand-new ways....
Watch in amazement as Geoff Lawton transforms an ordinary yard
into a maximally productive, sustainable garden landscape.
Prepare for the coming global depression with these 11 tips
(NaturalNews) Natural News has committed to keeping readers
informed about economic conditions both in the United States and
the developed world, because there is so much going on that
could affect the financial stability of billions of people.
Avoid hypothyroidism by avoiding the causes
(NaturalNews) There are many pathways available for the
regulation of the production and conversion of thyroid hormones.
Consequently, there are a lot of opportunities for things to go
wrong. A healthy thyroid relies on many factors, including, but
not limited to, a healthy endocrine system, stable hormone
levels, healthy and balanced gut flora, a healthy liver,
properly functioning adrenals, healthy kidneys, and clean,
Mustard, Cayenne Pepper and Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism for
(NaturalNews) Metabolism refers to the physical and chemical
processes that synthesis energy. These chemical reactions take
place within the cells with help from enzymes and hormones.
Your Microbiome May Be Key Factor Determining Your Health and
Dr. Mercola - Feeding health-promoting gut bacteria with a
healthy diet, avoiding hospitals (which are hotbeds for
drug-resistant bacteria), and boycotting processed foods and
animal foods raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)—both
of which tend to have an adverse effect on your microbiome—may
be keystone strategies for longevity.
Vitamin D Can Save You from Diabetes and Dementia
Dr. Mercola - One of the simplest health steps is also one of
the most profound: optimize your vitamin D levels to lower your
risk of diabetes and related dementia.
Telling family stories to coma patients helps them regain
consciousness faster, study says
(NaturalNews) There is a strikingly powerful and somewhat
mysterious human and familial element involved in the healing
process that is often ignored by modern medicine. This is
clearly demonstrated in a new study published in the journal
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, which found that coma
patients whose family members read them familiar stories while
unconscious regained awareness significantly faster than
patients who simply recovered on their own.
The CDC's Role in Undoing Vaccine Exemptions: the NACCHO Front
Green Med Info - NACCHO? It sounds like a bad acronym from an
Austin Powers movie. But it is actually one of the most powerful
anti-vaccine choice front groups in the country, whose primary
funder appears to be the CDC.
VIDEO: Flu Shot 82% Ineffective!
Experimental Vaccines - Under any other circumstances 18%
effective would be considered disastrous results. The CDC
confirms that the seasonal flu vaccine is only effective at that
pathetic rate for the dominant strain, and it's even lower than
that for children 2-8 years old - 15%. That's a literal FAIL
from Big Pharma. And yet the CDC still reaffirms their
recommendation for annual vaccination. The theory being that,
hey, 18% is "better" than zero. Who could argue with such
How Homeopathy is Healing Autism
Health Impact News - We know that autism can be healed, because
we have seen the evidence of recovered lives. We know how
autistic children feel, because recovered autistic children have
been able to tell us how it felt. They have been able to
describe their experiences after their lives were restored to
normal through homeopathy.
BPA harms dental enamel in young animals, mimicking human tooth
Natural Blaze - A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar
incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to
the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new
study conclude after finding similar damage to the dental enamel
of rats that received BPA. The study results will be presented
Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San
Just Losing 30 Minutes of Daily Sleep Raises Weight and Diabetes
Natural Blaze - Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day
on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and
metabolism, a new study finds.... "While previous studies have
shown that short sleep duration is associated with obesity and
diabetes, we found that as little as 30 minutes a day sleep debt
can have significant effects on obesity and insulin resistance
at follow up," said lead study author Professor Shahrad Taheri,
MBBS, PhD, professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical
College in Qatar, in Doha. "This reinforces earlier observations
that sleep loss is additive and can have metabolic
Chicago Lurie Children's Hospital Takes Baby Away From Family
for Seeking a Second Opinion
Health Impact News - When Lakisha Tanna’s infant grandson was
transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois,
she thought that he was in the best place he could be to receive
the care that he needed for his medical condition. She never
dreamed that this choice would eventually result in her adorable
grandchild being what she terms “medically kidnapped” more than
a year later. On March 12, the family faces a hearing to
determine whether Malik, now 2 1/2, will be able to return home
to his grandparents who love him, or forever become a ward of
the state of Illinois.
Does YOUR Pet's Food Contain This Toxic Synthetic Vitamin?
Dr. Becker - Menadione, which is a synthetic form of vitamin K, is a
widely used ingredient in pet food. Not only does menadione lack many of
the important properties of natural vitamin K (derived from whole
foods), it has also been identified as a liver toxin. Even in very small
amounts, ingestion of menadione on a daily basis over a dog’s or cat’s
lifetime is cause for concern. Menadione can be found in all types of
pet food, including commercial raw diets, so it’s important for pet
guardians to check labels carefully for the presence of this synthetic
- March 6, 2015 - Today in History:
1820 - The Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and
signed by U.S. President James Monroe. The act admitted Missouri into
the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the
northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1836 - The 13-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended.
The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas
1886 - "The Nightingale" was first published. It was the first magazine
1899 - Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and
1944 - During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American
raid on Berlin. Allied planes dropped 2000 tons of bombs.
1947 - The first air-conditioned naval ship, "The Newport News," was
launched from Newport News, VA.
1960 - The United States announced that it would send 3,500 troops to
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish
a draft lottery.
1975 - Iran and Iraq announced that they had settled their border
1980 - Islamic militants in Tehran said that they would turn over
American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced a plan to cut 37,000 federal
1991 - In Paris, five men were jailed for plotting to smuggle Libyan
arms to the Irish Republican Army.
1997 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal
2007 - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis
"Scooter" Libby, was convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation
into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.
ISIS Set Iraqi Oil Fields On Fire, Stalls Military Advance
Zero Hedge - Thick black smoke billowing from oil wells northeast of the
city of Tikrit is obstructing Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers
attempts to drive ISIS from the Sunni Muslim city after militants set
them on fire. Reuters reports a witness and a military source said
Islamic State fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield
themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters. As we noted
previously, the battle for Tikrit is key as it will determine whether
and how fast the Iraqi forces can advance further north and attempt to
win back Mosul, the biggest city under Islamic State rule.
ISIL Receiving Up to $1 Billion Annually From Afghan Heroin
Sputnik - The Islamic State terrorist organization is receiving upwards
to $1 billion in profits annually for deliveries of Afghan heroin, the
head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said Friday.“According to
our figures, the ISIL is receiving up to $1 billion annually for
delivering Afghan heroin,” Viktor Ivanov said.
'War crime': ISIS bulldozes ancient Assyrian city in Iraq
RT - Islamic state extremists have ‘bulldozed’ an ancient Assyrian city
of Nimrud in northern Iraq near Mosul with heavy military vehicles, the
country’s authorities said. This is the latest in the series of ISIS
attacks against Iraqi heritage.
French delete evidence US carrier was 'sunk' by sub in drill
RT - A major vulnerability that allowed French submarine to “sink”
aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort during
drills was apparently revealed by the French Navy and Defense Ministry
in blogposts that were quickly wiped out.... The aim of the military
games off the coast of Florida which began in mid-February were meant to
test the newly upgraded carrier, which had undergone a four year, $2.6
billion overhaul, ahead of the Strike Group's deployment. The drills
involved practicing scenarios of hostile ship boarding, submarine
attacks, and enemy ships battles.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad: “The West has no Desire to Combat
Terrorism”. West Channels “Money and Armaments” to ISIS
Global Research - President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to
Portuguese State Television, RTP, the following is the full text...
‘Military pressure’ may be needed to oust Syrian President – John Kerry
RT - US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared that military
pressure may be needed to oust Syria’s President Bashar Assad. It comes
as knowledge has emerged that the US, along with Turkey, has started
training Syrian rebels.
Rebranding: US May Look to al-Qaeda Faction as New 'Moderate' Allies in
Jason Ditz - Al-Qaeda’s Syria faction, Jabhat al-Nusra, is being courted
by Qatar to publicly distance itself from al-Qaeda’s parent leadership
as a way to get around international bans on funding al-Qaeda.
Ideologically, Nusra is a preposterously non-moderate faction, but the
US has managed to keep from publicly going after the group, claiming
airstrikes which were on Nusra members were really aimed at a faction
called Khorasan, a term the US invented themselves.
Japan Now Spends 43% Of Tax Revenue To Fund Interest On Debt
Zero Hedge - Yet large Japanese businesses have dutifully continued to
hold Japanese government bonds as part of their obligation to make sure
that the government doesn’t look bad… This, however, is starting to
change. Businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors are all moving money
out of Japan and into Singapore. Even Japanese banks are aggressively
expanding, following the money out of their own country… When the powder
keg goes off that sets the global financial system ablaze, it will most
likely be in Japan where the match is lit.
Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say
Gigaom - A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the
long term, people operating drones for leisure may need to register them
so their owners can be traced.
Brazilian Farmers Occupy and Cancel Approval Meeting for GMO Trees
Sustainable Pulse - 300 farmers have taken over the building where
Brazil’s GMO regulator CTNBio was meeting Thursday to decide about
whether to approve GE eucalyptus trees. The meeting was cancelled. Also
Thursday, 1,000 women took over operations of FuturaGene across Brazil.
The action included the destruction of all GE eucalyptus seedlings.
About 1,000 women of the MST occupied the Suzano company (parent
corporation to GE tree company FuturaGene) in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo,
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon announces U-turn on use of depleted uranium in Iraq and
ICBUW - The Pentagon has announced that depleted uranium (DU)
munitions have not, and will not, be used by US aircraft in the
conflict against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The policy
U-turn contrasts with statements made over previous months,
where Pentagon officials claimed that DU would be used if
needed; the decision reflects a growing stigmatisation of the
How Hillary Clinton Exposed Her Emails To Foreign Spies... In
Order To Hide Them From The American Public
Techdirt - …there are two separate key issues here, neither of
which look good for Clinton. First, is the security
question…Hillary's private email address was actually revealed a
few years ago when the hacker "Guccifer" revealed the inbox of
former Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Though, we do know that
it was secure from one thing: FOIA requests. That is the second
of the two big issues raised by this whole thing. By using her
own email setup, she was clearly able to hide important
documents from FOIA requests.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Hillary Clinton Unlikely To Face Same
Scrutiny As Petraeus Plea Deal
Liberty Crier - Fox News senior judicial correspondent Judge
Andrew Napolitano said that the scandal surrounding former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private
email during her tenure went beyond a civil matter, and had the
potential to be a criminal matter....
New Snowden Archive Offers Public Access to Surveillance
Activist Post - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)
has announced the launch of the Snowden Archive, a comprehensive
database of all of the documents published to date from the
Snowden leak. Created in partnership with the Faculty of
Information at the University of Toronto, the Archive is the
world’s first fully indexed and searchable collection of
publicly released Snowden documents.
Top 10 Points from Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress Proving He’s
21st Century Wire says… The speech Netanyahu gave to the U.S.
Congress today is nothing less than the case for war against
Iran. Voters should not, under any circumstances, allow this to
hold any weight at all with policy makers – as they did with
Iraq in 2003. Here’s our rundown of the Top 10 points from his
speech proving that Netanyahu has lost the plot…
Mainstream Media Discovers What Created ISIS - Global Warming!
Brandon Turbeville - After five years of intense fighting and
destabilization raging across Syria, Western mainstream press
has finally discovered the true cause of the so-called “civil
war.” It turns out that all of the analysts in the alternative
media suggesting that the situation in Syria was the result of a
NATO destabilization campaign and foreign-backed invasion of
terrorists in the form of al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, and ISIS were
wrong. In fact, even those mainstream analysts who have
suggested that the foreign invasion was actually a legitimate
rebellion were apparently mistaken. Thankfully, the mainstream
press has discovered the true cause of the Syrian crisis –
global warming. No, this is not a joke.
Demands to Shut Down Homan Square Grow, 1,500 Expected to
Protest in Chicago Saturday
Activist Post - Nationwide opposition to the Chicago Police’s
secret detention facility known as Homan Square is growing
rapidly.... Several hundred concerned residents of Chicago
brought Homan Square to a standstill over the weekend, and as
many as 1,500 or more are expected to shut it down this coming
Saturday. The event will take place at Homan Square at 12:00 pm
Double, Double, Lies and Trouble: US Police Report Just 50% of
Sputnik News - Police killed many more people than had been
previously reported by the US government, so says a new report
which finds that an average of 545 people were left out of crime
statistics each year for the past ten years.... Another problem
with the FBI numbers is that they are based on voluntary
submissions by local law enforcement. Since law enforcement
agencies are not required to submit the data, many do not for
officer-involved shootings. The underreporting is pretty
significant, says the report. In one case the data was 124% off
what it should be, while another year was 167% off.
Congressional Opposition to AR-15 Ammo Ban Grows
Breitbart - On March 4, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob
Goodlatte (R-VA-6th Dist.) and 237 other lawmakers signed and
sent a letter to the ATF expressing their opposition to the
proposed M855 ammo ban. Among the stated reasons for their
opposition, lawmakers cited that the ban would “interfere with
Second Amendment rights” by disrupting the ammunition market far
beyond M855 sales and/or restrictions.
NYPD commissioner blames legal marijuana in Colorado for
increase in New York shootings
Washington Post - I’m not exactly sure by what Rube Goldbergian
chain of events Bratton thinks legalization in Colorado and
Washington is causing homicides in New York City, but it’s clear
that he thinks there’s a connection. Of course, if we want a
more direct examination of what effect legal pot might have on
homicide, we can just look at the cities where it’s legal.
Here’s what we know: Homicides dropped 24 percent in Denver last
year, the first full year of legalization in Colorado. Robberies
were down 3 percent. Burglary was down 9.5 percent.
Simple Way to Reduce Stress for Children of Deployed Military
Dr. Becker - The study researchers, who are affiliated with the
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, set
out to discover whether some of the specific stressors
experienced by military families could be alleviated through
interaction with animals. According to Megan Mueller, Ph.D., a
developmental psychologist and co-author of the study:“We found
that kids with deployed parents who had developed a deep bond
with a family pet reported having better coping strategies in
dealing with the stress than those without such ties to a
NAFTA Has Practically Expelled Our Best Companies
Economy In Crisis - Since the passage of NAFTA, the American
economy, which was already stagnating, has gone downhill at an
increasing clip. When we examine the details of the “free trade”
agreement, it is easy to see why it has caused so much
devastation.... American workers are now forced to compete
directly with Mexican workers who often make just over $4 per
hour. Their American counterparts make $18 per hour. Why would
any manufacturer want to produce here in the U.S. when the same
product can be produced right across the border in Mexico for a
small fraction of the cost and then shipped back to us duty- and
U.S. Companies Are Stashing $2.1 Trillion Overseas to Avoid
Bloomberg - Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added
a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over
the past year, even as some corporations in other industries
felt pressure to bring cash back home. Microsoft Corp., Apple
Inc., Google Inc. and five other tech firms now account for more
than a fifth of the $2.10 trillion in profits that U.S.
companies are holding overseas, according to a Bloomberg News
review of the securities filings of 304 corporations.
Investment expert warns of financial collapse this year, says to
invest in a secure, rural farm
(NaturalNews) What's the most valuable commodity you can have in
your investment portfolio? Cash money? Gold? A "safe" 401K?
Sure, all of those are good, numerous financial experts have
said, noting that diversifying one's portfolio - not keeping all
of your financial eggs in one basket -- is always a good idea.
Goldman Warns Snow May Leads To Lower Jobs Number, But
Snowstorms Will Result In Higher Wages
Zero Hedge - Of course, such things as snowfall in the recent
past should make Wall Street's economists - all supposedly
smart, intelligent, 7-figure paid creatures - factor that into
their upcoming forecasts and adjust these accordingly.
Paradoxically, they never did and instead used the weather as an
excuse for their gross incompetence at forecasting the future
(as they are doing again this year)… And sure enough, it
released a note prewarning that tomorrow's jobs data will likely
be weaker than the consensus of 235K, because, drumroll, it's
Introducing Fracklog, the New-Fangled Oil Storage System: Energy
Bloomberg - Oil drillers expecting prices to rebound after the
biggest drop in six years have come up with an alternative to
storing their crude in tanks: They’re keeping it in the ground.
It’s a new twist on an old oil-trading technique, known as a
contango storage play, in which a trader buys cheap crude in an
oversupplied market and saves it to lock in profits at higher
future prices. Drillers who have spent millions boring holes
through petroleum-rich shale rock are just waiting for prices to
go up before turning on the spigot.
Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for
Truthstream Media - Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how
nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by
Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the
by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production....
Now, it is apparent that the fracking industry is also privy to
many secrets of the nuclear energy industry and, specifically,
where the bodies are buried, err… dangerous nuclear waste is
buried, rather — waste that atomic researchers have otherwise
found so difficult to eliminate.
Big Oil Pressured Oklahoma Scientists to Keep Quiet on
Sputnik News - Email documents obtained by EnergyWire revealed
that the State’s scientists had been aware of the link, but
downplayed findings in order to protect the industry’s
practices. In fact, University of Oklahoma Seismologist Austin
Holland had suspected that the state’s rising number of
earthquakes may have been triggered by oil and gas projects as
early as 2010, and had declined discussing it publicly until it
could be scientifically proved. The email documents also reveal
Holland was pressured by state officials, oil executives, as
well as his own boss, University of Oklahoma President David
Born, to downplay his findings.
TIME Poll: Drudge, Food Babe Far More Influential Than Obama
Kit Daniels - THIS is why feds want to take over the Internet!
Alternative media pioneer Matt Drudge and health activist Vani
Hari, aka The Food Babe, are far more influential than President
Obama, according to Time.com poll respondents. The poll appears
at the end of an article listing Time’s picks for the 30 most
influential people on the Internet, and at the time of this
writing Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report commands the lead with
29%, the Food Babe has second at 27% and President Obama comes
in a distant third with only 6%.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Vaccinated Farmed Fish Have Side Effects
Activist Post - During my years of research, I’ve come across
all sorts of information, studies, and papers relating to animal
vaccines, but this one sort of “takes the cake,” in my opinion.
Farmed fish are vaccinated because, according to the Norwegian
School of Veterinary Science (NSVS), Modern fish farming is
highly industrialized and relies heavily upon effective vaccines
to minimize losses caused by infectious diseases.
4 Important Tips for Growing Your Own Superfoods
Natural Society - For those who bother to grow their own food –
a ‘radical’ act that has almost become necessary due to the GMO-laden
land around us – the idea of consuming boosted plant nutrients
is wildly appealing. Growing specific varieties of vegetables
and fruits which are rich in phytonutrients, including
anthocyanins, quercetin, lutein, and lycopene, for example, can
help to prevent cancer, help us age more gracefully, and boost
Sustainability on Steroids: Organic Farmer Grosses $100K an Acre
Natural Society - A controversial farmer in California is
proving that a veritable bumper crop can be had using new
farming methods that don’t require GMO pesticides, herbicides,
or even weeding, and require 10 times less water than the
average farm. The best part – he earned $100K per acre last
season without even harvesting all of his land.
13 Natural Remedies That Can Relieve You From Rheumatoid
Binit Kumar - Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic medical
condition that affects joints of your feet and hands causing
severe pain, swelling and in a few cases permanent disabilities.
In Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system of your body
attacks joints that causes inflammation and destroys joints
along with other organs of your body. There is natural relief.
Detoxify - Nutrients that help the body eliminate toxins
(NaturalNews) Specific nutrients can help one to detoxify and
put one back on the path to optimal health. Toxins are either
water soluble or fat soluble. Water soluble toxins are less
concerning than fat soluble toxins, as water soluble toxins
struggle to penetrate cells where they can cause damage, and
they are easily excreted by the body. Fat soluble toxins move
easily across cell membranes, damaging DNA and other vital
structures within the cells. Often, they are stored out of reach
in fat cells.
Is stevia healthy and safe to use?
(NaturalNews) It's been consumed for decades in Japan to help
manage diabetes. Primal enthusiasts embrace it as a near perfect
alternative to sugar. And health advocates love that it adds
sweetness to food without the drawbacks of excess calories or
the downfalls of artificial sweeteners. Stevia -- it's the
darling of natural sugar substitutes.
KFC chicken meals contain mystery organs
(NaturalNews) Just when you think that fast food couldn't
possibly be any more disgusting, a California teenager finds
what he believes is a chicken's brain alongside his chicken
breast, thighs and corn.
Tainted Medical Devices At Cedars-Sinai Linked To 2nd Superbug
CBS LosAngeles - The superbug bacteria blamed for a deadly
outbreak last month at UCLA Medical Center has been linked to
four patients infected at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital
officials said Wednesday. Cedars-Sinai officials have reached
out to those four patients and 67 others who underwent
endoscopic procedures any time between August of last year
through this February.... The FDA has acknowledged that the
devices can be hard to clean, but says pulling the devices off
the market would prevent people from getting life-saving
The Real Flu Strikes Just Twice Every 10 Years - Here's Why
Vaccines Are Useless For Influenza
Dave Mihalovic - Many are still hypnotized by all the propaganda
on influenza. Over 200 different types of viruses can cause a
cold, and only a rare few can cause the flu. According to CDC
data, in over the last decade, 86% of all influenza-type
illnesses (ILI) were NOT caused by the influenza virus, thus
influenza viruses are ONLY active 14% of the time.
March 2015 Settlements in Vaccine Court: 117 Vaccine Injuries
Health Impact News - The Depart of Justice issues a report on
vaccine injuries and deaths every quarter to the Advisory
Commission on Childhood Vaccines. The March 5, 2015 report
states that there were 117 cases for vaccine injuries and deaths
compensated from 11/16/2014 to 2/15/2015. Five of those
settlements were for deaths linked to vaccines, with three
deaths related to the flu shot.
How the Power of Your Mind Can Influence Your Healing and
Dr. Mercola - By definition, a placebo is an inert, innocuous
substance that has no effect on your body. Placebos, such as
sugar pills, are therefore used as controls against which the
effects of modern-day medical treatments are measured. However,
the placebo-effect, in which a patient believes he or she is
getting an actual drug and subsequently feels better, despite
receiving no “active” treatment at all, has become a
What is Frankincense Good For? 8 Essential Oil Uses
Dr. Axe - Essential oils have been used for thousands of years
for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the
practice of aromatherapy. Essential oils are sourced from
leaves, stems, or roots of plants that are known for their
Daylight Savings Time May Cost You Extra—Both in Terms of Money
Dr. Mercola - For Americans, it’s that time of the year
again—time to move your clocks an hour ahead; losing a precious
hour of sleep in the process. For many, the time change
associated with daylight savings time (DST) also means spending
several days or even weeks feeling generally off-kilter.
- March 5, 2015 - Today in History:
1766 - The first Spanish governor of Louisiana, Antonio de Ulloa,
arrived in New Orleans.
1770 - "The Boston Massacre" took place when British troops fired on a
crowd in Boston killing 5 people. 2 British troops were later convicted
1842 - A Mexican force of over 500 men under Rafael Vasquez invaded
Texas for the first time since the revolution. They briefly occupied San
Antonio, but soon headed back to the Rio Grande.
1868 - The U.S. Senate was organized into a court of impeachment to
decide charges against President Andrew Johnson.
1900 - Two U.S. battleships left for Nicaragua to halt revolutionary
1922 - "Annie Oakley" (Phoebe Ann Moses) broke all existing records for
women's trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.
1923 - Old-age pension laws were enacted in the states of Montana and
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a four-day bank
holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn
1946 - Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain Speech".
1946 - The U.S. sent protests to the U.S.S.R. on incursions into
Manchuria and Iran.
1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the ban on segregation in public
1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter appeared on CBS News with Walter
Cronkite for the first "Dial-a-President" radio talk show.
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display
the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.
1984 - The U.S. accused Iraq of using poison gas.
1997 - North Korea and South Korea met for first time in 25 years for
2001 - Vice President Dick Cheney underwent an angioplasty for a
partially blocked artery.
2004 - Martha Stewart was convicted of obstructing justice and lying to
the government about why she'd unloaded her Imclone Systems Inc. stock
just before the price plummeted.
Russia accuses United States of plot to oust President Vladimir Putin
via opposition aid
Sydney Morning Herald - Russia's Security Council accused the United
States of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the
opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations, less than a week after a
protest leader was murdered near the Kremlin. The US is funding Russian
political groups under the guise of promoting civil society, just as in
the "colour revolutions" in the former Soviet Union and the Arab world,
council chief Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday. At the same time, the
US is using the sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine as a
"pretext" to inflict economic pain and stoke discontent, he said.
Kazakhstan Authorities Announce Plans To De-Dollarize Economy
Zero Hedge - Following the approval of the government, Kazakhstan's
Central Bank has announced it plans to de-dollarize its economy by the
end of 2016. The goal is to avoid the macroeconomic instability that the
USD creates and to give priority to Tenge in trade agreements (banning
price designations in foreign exchange). Coming just 2 weeks after the
ratification of the $100 billion BRICS bank, and Russia's creation of a
SWIFT-alternative, one wonders - as one by one foreign nations agree
non-dollar trade and swap agreements - who is becoming 'isolated' now?
Ukraine Bans Gold Transactions Over $125, Currency Derivatives and
Interbank Purchases Exceeding $10,000
MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis - Today the National Bank of
Ukraine announced new capital controls on currency transactions. All
Interbank Transactions Over $10,000 are Banned. The national Bank of
Ukraine has expanded the list of administrative restrictions for
stabilization of the hryvnia, in particular, completely prohibiting the
withdrawal of foreign dividends and limiting the purchase of foreign
currency on the domestic markets.
The Global War On Pensioners
Zero Hedge - Pensioners are under attack. With yields depressed across
asset classes, public pension funds in the U.S. are diving into risky
investments in order to justify clinging to unrealistic investment rate
assumptions. In Europe, low rates are causing corporations to adopt
lower discount rates to determine the present value of their pension
liabilities, dramatically increasing EU pension deficits. While in
Greece, the government is robbing the public purse to make good on its
commitments to the IMF.
IMF Director Admits: Greek Bailout Was "To Save German & French Banks"
Zero Hedge - For the first time in public, though practically the entire
world assumed it, an official from The IMF has admitted that the various
Greek bailouts were not for The Greeks at all... "They gave money to
save German and French banks, not Greece,” Paolo Batista, one of the
Executive Directors of International Monetary Fund told Greek private
Alpha TV on Tuesday. As KeepTalkingGreece reports, Batista then went on
to strongly criticized not only the euro zone and the European Central
Bank but also the IMF and the Fund’s managing Director Christine Lagarde
for defending Europe much too much.
Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns
Sputnik News - "Snowden would be amenable to coming back to the United
States for the kind of plea bargain that Gen. Petraeus received,"
Jesselyn Radack, an attorney for Snowden with the Government
Accountability Project, told Politico. "If Petraeus deserves exceptional
treatment because of his service to the nation, then surely the same
exception should be offered to Edward Snowden, whose actions have led to
a historic global debate that will strengthen free societies," Ben
Wizner, another of Snowden's attorneys, said.
And It's Gone! After 3 Days, Beijing Bans Discussion Of Viral China Smog
Zero Hedge - Just 3 days after "Under The Dome" went massively viral
(152 million views on China's Tencent alone), exposing the reality of
China's disastrous pollution in an in-depth 104-minute documentary, The
FT reports Chinese censors have moved to tamp down discussion
domestically. We had previously noted with surprise just how 'big' the
story had got without Beijing's intervention and now we see propaganda
authorities directed news outlets on Monday not to publish stories about
Under the Dome.
VIDEO: ISIS Leader Was Armed & Funded by Obama White House
Paul Joseph Watson - Top member of the jihadist group that the US
government and NATO armed and funded in the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi
back in 2011 is now leading ISIS forces in Libya.
CIA Asset Joins Islamic State in Libya
Kurt Nimmo - Abdelhakim Belhadj has reportedly joined forces with the
Islamic State, according to the journalist Sara Carter. Belhadj is a
former al-Qaeda operative who was a key player in the overthrow of
Moammar Gaddafi. He worked directly with the U.S. and NATO.
Lord Rothschild Warns Investors of ‘Most Dangerous Geopolitical
Situation Since WWII”
Paul Joseph Watson - The 78-year-old chairman of RIT Capital Partners, a
£2.3bn trust, used the organization’s annual report to caution savers
that the focus of the firm would be the preservation of shareholders’
capital and not short term gains. Rothschild said that “a geopolitical
situation perhaps as dangerous as any we have faced since World War II”
has created a “difficult economic background” of which investors should
China Has Announced Plans For A ‘World Currency’
Economic Collapse - On Wednesday, I came across an excellent article by
Simon Black. What he had to say in that article just about floored
me…When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway
from the airport I saw a huge billboard—and it floored me. The billboard
was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World
Currency” Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the
government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very
WHO Reports Surge in West African Ebola Cases
Sputnik News - The number of new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in
the week ending March 1 totaled 132, reports the World Health
Organization, an increase of 33 cases from the previous week, when 99
new cases were reported. According to the report, for the first time
since May 2014 no new confirmed cases were reported in Liberia, but
cautioned that "surveillance in Liberia is currently less than optimal,"
with only 45 laboratory samples tested in the country, compared to 1,531
in Sierra Leone and 270 in Guinea.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
House Benghazi Committee Subpoenas Hillary Clinton's Personal
Sputnik News - The House Select Subcommittee on Benghazi is
asking for all emails related to the 2012 terrorist attack on a
US diplomatic compound in Libya from all clintonemail.com
accounts and any other staffers' personal accounts.
More Protests Over Chicago 'Black Site' Set in Chicago, Los
Sputnik News - Spokesperson for the Chicago-based advocacy group
Chicago Anonymous Billy Mills said that advocacy groups in
Chicago will protest over the local police ‘black site’ Homan
Square on Saturday.... Chicago Anonymous' demands include a
public inspection of Homan Square and a special meeting for
Chicagoans to ask questions of supervising CPD about what
happens in Homan Square. A similar rally will be held on
Saturday by the American advocacy group #Gitmo2Chicago in Los
Angeles, California to bring attention to the problem.
White House Involved in Illegal Email Scandal With Hillary
Kit Daniels - The Obama administration never questioned former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of private
email in correspondence between the White House and the State
Department. Clinton undoubtedly corresponded with the White
House through email during her four-year tenure as Secretary of
State, yet no one cared she used a private email account that
was not only dangerous to national security but was also likely
used to skirt the Federal Records Act.
Shock Report: White House Immigration Details Leaked: Obama
Policies Will Create A “Country Within A Country”
Mac Slavo - The White House has finally unveiled it’s strategy
with illegal immigration and according to well known radio host
Mark Levin it is in its advanced stages after many years of
scheming and implementation. In the following interview Levin is
joined by Sue Payne, a radio host in Baltimore, Maryland, who
happened to be invited to a series of conference calls with
Obama administration officials. What you are about to hear is
Obama Amnesty: 100,000 Expanded Work Permits Issued Before Court
Former CIA Director Petraeus Let Off with a Misdemeanor for
‘Mishandling’ Classified Info, Won’t Do Time
Daily Sheeple - Not that this should really be a surprise to
anyone, but retired general and former CIA director David H.
Petraeus has reached a deal with federal prosecutors which will
allow him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor for giving Paula
Broadwell, the general’s biographer and former mistress, eight
so-called “black books” filled with classified national security
info. All felony charges will be dropped.
VIDEO: Cop shoots, kills homeless man seconds after arriving
RT - Prosecutors have released surveillance video showing
Monroe, La. police officer Jody LeDoux shooting and killing a
homeless man within seconds of the officer’s arrival on scene.
Raymond Keith Martinez was reportedly drunk when he was ejected
from a local store and law enforcement was called to remove him,
and may have reached for what shopkeepers say may have been a
black cellphone when shot.
6-Year-Old Suspended and "Reeducated" After Pointing Finger Like
Activist Post - Yet another in a series of crazy "guns that
never were" in the school system, where a child must bear harsh
punishment. KRDO News of Colorado reports: A Colorado Springs
first-grader was suspended from school after pointing his
fingers at a classmate in the shape of a gun. Six-year-old
Elijah goes to Stratton Meadows Elementary School. On Monday, he
pointed at a classmate in the shape of a gun and said, "You're
dead." He received a one-day suspension for "threats against
Companies Are Stampeding to Buy Back Their Own Stock: Just Like Before
the 2008 Crash
Wall Street on Parade - [Then] According to Katrina Brooker, writing in
Fortune Magazine in October 2008, “Between 2003 and 2007, the amount of
cash S&P 500 companies spent on buybacks nearly quadrupled, from $135
billion to $590 billion… [Now] Stock buybacks and dividends are eating
up “almost all the Standard & Poor’s 500’s earnings”; Even with
“earnings estimates deteriorating,” corporations have announced “an
average of more than $5 billion in buybacks each day.”; “Companies in
the S&P 500 have spent more than $2 trillion on their own stock since
2009”; Companies could be overpaying for their stock.
Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch Received $6 Trillion Backdoor
Bailout from Fed
Wall Street On Parade - Senator Elizabeth Warren Questions Panel Members
at the March 3, 2015 Hearing on Fed Accountability and Reform... “During
the financial crisis, Congress bailed out the big banks with hundreds of
billions of dollars in taxpayer money; and that’s a lot of money. But
the biggest money for the biggest banks was never voted on by Congress.
Instead, between 2007 and 2009, the Fed provided over $13 trillion in
emergency lending to just a handful of large financial institutions.
That’s nearly 20 times the amount authorized in the TARP bailout.
'Dead on Arrival': Senate Vote Fails to Override Keystone Veto
Common Dreams - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override
President Barack Obama's recent veto of legislation approving the
Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. The 62-37 vote fell just five
votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to nullify the
presidential veto.... Failure to override the veto does not mean that
the Keystone project is no longer a threat, environmental advocates
warned on Wednesday afternoon after the vote.
Over 4 Million People Press Obama to Protect Bees
Center for Food Safety - A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business
leaders, environmental and food safety advocates rallied in front of the
White House and delivered more than 4 million petition signatures today
calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for
bees and other pollinators. This action anticipates the Pollinator
Health Task Force recommendations, expected later this month.
VIDEO: Fifth monkey has signs of deadly bacteria in lab mishap
USA Today - Tests indicate a fifth monkey had been exposed to
deadly bacteria that was somehow released from a high-security
lab at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New
Orleans, according to an e-mail circulated among federal and
state investigators. The monkey, like the others before it, was
not part of an experiment. How the dangerous pathogen got out of
its lab remains a mystery.... Louisiana state officials have
expressed concerns that the bacteria, which can live and grow in
soil and water, has contaminated the environment outside the
Creepy Tracking Tech Gone Too Far: “Police Surveillance Now
Fully Automated and Integrated Into Wireless Networks”
Mac Slavo - While the use of technology in policing is nothing
new, it might surprise you have far things have gone – with much
of police surveillance now fully automated and integrated into
wireless networks, and monitored by Homeland Security-funded
fusion centers. Reason.tv rounded up these examples of creepy,
robot, privacy destroying police tactics (and it’s only just
10 Life-Saving Survival Items That Fit In Your Pocket
Off the Grid News - You may have a backpack at home that’s armed
to the teeth with survival gear, or perhaps you have a similar
kit in your car. That’s great, but have you considered carrying
survival gear in your pocket?
Flu vaccine paradox spreading globally as more vaccinated people catch
(NaturalNews) At least six separate studies conducted by the same people
that are still pushing the flu shot have confirmed that seasonal flu
shots make people more prone to contracting the flu. The evidence is now
overwhelming that, rather than impart immunity as long claimed, flu
shots actually destroy the immune system and increase the risk of
Recently vaccinated children a threat to public health: Evidence shows
they can SPREAD disease and CAUSE outbreaks
(NaturalNews) Physicians and public health officials know that recently
vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the
immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. For example, the Johns
Hopkins Patient Guide warns the immunocompromised to "Avoid contact with
children who are recently vaccinated," and to "Tell friends and family
who are sick, or have recently had a live vaccine (such as chicken pox,
measles, rubella, intranasal influenza, polio or smallpox) not to
Mainstream media declares: US immigrants spread measles to Latin
America, not the other way around
(NaturalNews) Without their sponsors and advertisers, the mainstream
media wouldn't exist. The mainstream press ISN'T a free press at all.
It's literally controlled by high-paying sponsors, which are primarily
junk food companies like McDonalds, big agribusinesses like Syngenta and
Monsanto, and giant drug-dispensing companies like Merck and
GlaxoSmithKline. The media is certain not to step on the toes of these
big businesses or else they would lose their funding.
Chemical corporations buried report on endocrine disruptors to trade
health for profit
(NaturalNews) A scientific report linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals
to a myriad of health effects was reportedly blocked from being
published by European Union (EU) officials, according to new
investigation by The Guardian.
Four surprising uses for peppermint oil
(NaturalNews) The oil of the peppermint plant has remained a central
component of many medicine cabinets for centuries, for good reasons.
Aside from being a proven anagesic, expectorant and carminative, this
intense and aromatic oil is a potent anti-inflammatory that is
well-known for treating gastrointestinal conditions, such as indigestion
and stomach spasms, in a gentle and natural manner. Emerging evidence
also suggests that it can even treat irritable bowel syndrome.
Polysorbate 80 And Other Emulsifiers Found In Foods and Vaccines Alter
Gut Microbes Leading To Inflammatory Conditions
Mae Chan - Polysorbate 80 and other emulsifiers commonly found in
pharmaceuticals, vaccines, cosmetics and many foods have been found to
negatively affect the immune system and affect fertility. Researchers
writing in Nature have now found they are also altering our gut
microbiota composition and driving metabolic changes that lead to
inflammatory conditions and obesity.
Overtreatment of Diabetes Now Causing Environmental Destruction
Dr. Mercola - Waterways in the US contain residues of a multitude of
drugs —including diabetes drugs, birth control pills, antidepressants,
painkillers, and many other chemical compounds. The type 2 diabetes drug
metformin is the most prevalent drug in Lake Michigan, and it may be
altering the hormonal systems of fish in the lake.
Blueberries Protect Against Top 2 Killer Diseases
Green Med Info - If you still think of blueberries as an occasional
summer treat, think again. Research confirms that eating just a cup a
day helps fend off heart disease and cancer.
- March 4, 2015 - Today in History:
1766 - The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which had caused
bitter and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.
1789 - The first Congress of the United States met in New York and
declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
1791 - Vermont was admitted as the 14th U.S. state. It was the first
addition to the original 13 American colonies.
1794 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the
U.S. Congress. The Amendment limited the jurisdiction of the federal
courts to automatically hear cases brought against a state by the
citizens of another state. Later interpretations expanded this to
include citizens of the state being sued, as well.
1826 - The first railroad in the U.S. was chartered. It was the Granite
Railway in Quincy, MA.
1861 - The Confederate States of America adopted the "Stars and Bars"
1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman
elected to the House of Representatives.
1925 - Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office in Washington, DC. The
presidential inauguration was broadcast on radio for the first time.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gave his inauguration speech in
which he said "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself."
1933 - Labor Secretary Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve
in a Presidential administrative cabinet.
1954 - In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital reported the first
successful kidney transplant.
1987 - President Reagan addressed the nation on Iran-Contra
affair, acknowledging his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an
1997 - U.S. President Clinton barred federal spending on human cloning.
1999 - Monica Lewinsky's book about her affair with U.S. President
Clinton went on sale in the U.S.
2002 - Canada banned human embryo cloning but permitted
government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility
treatment or abortions.
2012 - Vladimir Putin won re-election in Russia's presidential election.
Iraqi Army Allegedly Downs A US Helicopter For Providing Weapons To
Brandon Turbeville - The Iraqi Army has once again claimed that it has
downed a NATO aircraft that was providing military assistance directly
to ISIS according to Iranian FARS News Agency. This time, the Iraqis are
claiming they shot down a US Helicopter in the Al-Bagdadi region in
Anbar Province last week. The reason for shooting the helicopter,
according to FARS and, apparently, high-ranking Iraqi officials, was
that the helicopter was carrying weapons to ISIS.
In "Unprecedented Move" Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision
To Give Obama 2009 Award
Zero Hedge - Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president
Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel
Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen
international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."… earlier
today, in what France24 dubbed an "in an unprecedented move", the
controversial head of Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee was removed
Tuesday and demoted to the rank of mere member.
Obama Attacks China for Creating US-Inspired Spying Apparatus
Sputnik News - President Obama has harsh words for China's proposed
counterterrorism law. This despite the fact that the new rules are
modeled largely on the US regulations, and more directly, on the
precedent set by the NSA's spying apparatus... If US tech companies want
to do business in China - and given the market size, yes, tech companies
want to do business in China - then they'll have to place servers in
China. They'll also have to provide encryption keys, and allow the
Chinese government special surveillance access into their systems.
Video of Israeli soldiers using dogs against Palestinian boy sparks
RT - A leaked video shot in December purportedly shows IDF soldiers
setting dogs on a Palestinian teenager. The Palestinian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs condemned the attack, while Israel's chief military
prosecutor ordered an investigation into the incident… Hashem had been
accused of throwing stones at the soldiers. The IDF has said that an
“internal inquiry” would be conducted and added that “the necessary
steps will be taken to prevent such incidents from recurring.”
Snowden ready to go to US if he gets fair trial - whistleblower's lawyer
RT - Edward Snowden would go to the US if he was sure that he would face
a fair trial there, the former NSA contractor’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena
says. "Edward Snowden is ready to return to the US, but on the condition
that he be given guarantees to receive a fair and impartial trial,"
Kucherena told journalists on Tuesday, as cited by TASS. …“So what we
are being guaranteed is not the fair trial, but that Snowden will not be
executed,” Kucherena said. “And it’s done by a prosecutor, who according
to the law, is not in any way able to determine a court’s decision.”
Pakistan’s mobile phone owners told: be fingerprinted or lose your sim
The Guardian - In one of world’s largest efforts to collect biometric
information, Pakistan has ordered mobile phone users to verify their
identities through fingerprints for a national database being compiled
to curb terrorism. If they don’t, their service will be shut off, an
unthinkable option for many after a dozen years of explosive growth in
mobile phone usage.
UN drugs body warns US states and Uruguay over cannabis legalization
The Guardian - The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay
and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis
legalisation policies fail to comply with international drug treaties.
The annual report from the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board,
which is responsible for policing the drug treaties, said it would send
a high-level mission to Uruguay, which became the first country to
legalise the production, distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis
for recreational purposes. The UN drug experts said they would also
continue their dialogue with the US government over the commercial sale
and distribution of cannabis in Colorado and Washington state.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Netanyahu's speech to Congress: long on terror, short on
The Guardian - In the end, Binyamin Netanyahu sidestepped the
nuclear option and did what he does so well: scared American
politicians to death… But his highly divisive speech to Congress
– boycotted by close to 60 Democratic members who objected to a
foreign leader using the Capitol as a re-election platform and
pulpit to bully the American president – merely regurgitated
information that Netanyahu himself said is easily found on
Is Netanyahu "Crying Wolf" About Iran?
Netanyahu Tells Congress Iran On “March of Conquest, Subjugation
and Terror" (Video)
Kurt Nimmo - The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu,
told Congress on Tuesday Iran poses a threat to the entire
world. “The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of
militant Islam with nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. “That is
exactly what could happen if the deal being negotiated is
accepted by Iran. That deal would not prevent Iran developing
nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those
weapons, lots of them.”
Feds: Next 9/11 Will Come Out of Libya
Kurt Nimmo - An anonymous source told Fox News on Tuesday the
U.S. government believes a terror attack comparable to the 9/11
attack will come out of Libya. Citing the presence of Islamic
State operatives in Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, the government
argues it needs authority to go into Libya in pursuit of ISIS.
Obama to Expand Federal Control Over State, Local Police
Kit Daniels - Like Common Core, DOJ to develop “standards” for
state and local agencies. The plan released Monday, entitled
Task Force on 21st Century Policing, advocates the
federalization of police agencies across the country by forcing
them to adhere to stricter requirements when they receive
federal funding. “The U.S. Department of Justice, through the
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services [COPS] and Office
of Justice Programs, should provide technical assistance and
incentive funding to jurisdictions with small police agencies
that take steps towards shared services, regional training, and
consolidation,” one of the numerous recommendations in the plan
Texas Town Fires Entire Police Department, Crime Drops By 61%
Steve Watson - A Texas town has proven that there is a solution
to out of control cops after it replaced the entire police
department with private security officers and saw a remarkable
drop in crime by 61%. Sharpstown, located southwest of Houston,
decided in 2012 that regular public policing was proving wholly
ineffective, and opted not to renew a contract with the
constable’s office. Instead the town’s civic leaders hired
private security agents with the company SEAL Security
Solutions, and devised a more effective policing strategy.
Wyoming Governor Vetoes Asset Forfeiture Bill, Because Asset
Forfeiture 'Is Right'
Techdirt. - With the abuses of asset forfeiture being loudly
publicized, there has (finally) been some legislative pushback
against these abusive programs. Wyoming's legislators -- hoping
to institute asset forfeiture reform -- ran into pushback
themselves from the state's governor, who vetoed the popular
bill (which passed out of the Senate with an 80-9 vote) when it
hit his desk.
Cost of AR-15 Ammo Doubles in Response to ATF Ban Threat
Paul Joseph Watson - The federal agency announced its intention
to ban sales of M855 “green tip” bullets, typically used by
sports shooters, in the name of protecting law enforcement
officers from “the threat posed by ammunition capable of
penetrating a protective vest.” Gun stores quickly reported a
run on the ammunition, with suppliers unable to keep up with the
demand. The buying frenzy has also sent prices skyrocketing, as
Liberty Arms Manager Colton May explained... “Ten to 11 bucks,
you know, for a box of 20,” May said. “Now I’ve seen it priced
for 20 bucks, even higher and that’s just a small batch of
Indy council creates 'Homeless Bill of Rights
Indy Star - The City-County Council on Monday voted largely
along party lines to create a "Homeless Bill of Rights," making
Indianapolis one of the first cities in the country to do so.
The ordinance, modeled after similar laws in Rhode Island and
Illinois, establishes specific protections for the homeless, a
vulnerable population that advocates say face pervasive
discrimination in their daily lives. Among the protections: the
right to "move freely in public spaces," such as sidewalks and
public buildings; the right to equal treatment by city agencies;
the right to emergency medical care; and the right to a
"reasonable expectation of privacy" for their personal property,
just as someone would have inside a home.
Hundreds of Students Protest Common Core Tests
Breitbart - Hundreds of high school students in New Mexico
walked out of school Monday on the day they were scheduled to
begin taking the standardized tests that are aligned with the
Common Core standards. New Mexico students join others from
across the nation whose parents are opting them out of the
federally funded Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for
College and Careers (PARCC) assessments linked to standards that
have been imposed on American students, parents and teachers.
‘Free-range’ Maryland parents hit with ‘unsubstantiated’ child
Fox News - The Maryland parents who believe in 'free-range
parenting' and were investigated after police picked up their
children -- ages 6 and 10 -- walking home alone from a park in
January were reportedly found responsible for 'unsubstantiated'
child neglect. The decision, which will be appealed by the
parents, means the Montgomery County Child Protective Services
will keep a file on the Meitiv family for at least five yeas,
The Washington Post reported.
Bernanke Wants the U.S. President to Declare “Economic Emergencies” in
Michael Krieger - Presidents should get the power to declare economic
emergencies along the lines to declare war, said former Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday. It might make sense to give “the
president some ability to declare emergencies or take extraordinary
actions and not put that all on the Fed,” Bernanke said at a conference.
“The constitution gives the president significant flexibility to respond
to military situations,” in part because they are chaotic, he noted.
Dramatic Rise in Suicide Rate for Americans 40-64, but not for other Age
AllGov - The Great Recession that began at the end of the George W. Bush
presidency is finally over, but its effects are still being learned. One
of its results is an increase in suicides among those hit the hardest by
the downturn. Suicide rates have increased dramatically among those aged
40 to 64, while remaining stable for other age groups.
to cut jobs as part of $2B cost-savings plan
CNBC News - Target's chief executive, Brian Cornell, said Tuesday the
retailer will cut several thousand jobs within the next two years as
part of a $2 billion cost-savings plan.
Prices to Plummet Again? US Running Out of Room to Store Oil
Sputnik News - For nearly two months the United States has been
producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of
oil every day more than it is consuming. This is leading to a
major storage issue, which analysts say could drive prices for
oil -- and possibly gasoline -- even lower.
US air traffic control computer system vulnerable to terrorist
Ars Technica - The US system for guiding airplanes is open to
vulnerabilities from outside hackers, the Government
Accountability Office said Monday. The weaknesses that threaten
the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to ensure the
safety of flights include the failure to patch known
three-year-old security holes, the transmission and storage of
unencrypted passwords, and the continued use of "end-of-life"
VIDEO: Get ready for only one credit card (and a phone)
CNBC News - A start-up called Stratos has spent three years
developing the Connected Card. Here's how it works: All of your
accounts are collected onto your smartphone. Then that
information is transmitted to the Bluetooth-enabled card with a
tap, based on which account is needed, which is often determined
by geography. Near the bank? You get the ATM card info sent. At
a gas station? Your gas card, or Visa, whatever. One card to
rule them all. One card ... with all your information on it.
'FREAK attack' leaves millions of Apple and Google users
vulnerable to hackers
The Guardian - Millions of people may have been left vulnerable
to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices,
thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK
attack.” There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have
exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to
repair. Researchers blame the problem on an old government
policy, abandoned over a decade ago, which required US software
makers to use weaker security in encryption programs sold
overseas due to national security concerns.... About a third of
all encrypted websites were vulnerable as of Tuesday, including
sites operated by American Express, Groupon, Kohl’s, Marriott
and some government agencies, the researchers said.
AVG’s Invisibility Glasses Will Protect You against Facial
Wall Street OTC - Invisibility glasses were developed by AVG
Innovation Labs in an attempt to protect the privacy of their
users both on-and off-line. Many people feel constrained by the
wide spread of smartphone cameras in public spaces, as well as
by the surveillance cameras that lurk at nearly every corner.
And to top it off, Facebook stated that it would soon release a
facial recognition software that would be able to tell with a
more than 90 percent accuracy who the person in that photo is.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Wyoming is the Food Freedom Capital — House Bill 56 Now Law
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund - Governor Matt Mead signed
the Wyoming Food Freedom Act, House Bill 56 (HB 56), today! The
new law takes effect immediately. HB 56 allows the unlicensed,
unregulated sale of any food except meat (the bill allows
poultry) direct from producer to informed consumer. Sales are
allowed at the producers' premises, through delivery, and at
farmers markets. The producer must inform the consumer that the
product is neither regulated nor inspected.
Minnesota aims to fine family farmers $500 per day — Family farm
faces showdown with state agency over privacy and the right to
Police State USA - If the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
gets its way, Lake View Natural Dairy Farm, owned and operated
by David and Heidi Berglund and their daughter Lyndsay, will be
fined $500 per day until they submit to an unconstitutional
inspection of their farm. When the farm briefly explored the
possibility of selling milk for processing, this triggered a
call to the MDA by the processor, and the MDA realized they had
no record or control over this farm.
Pulled from Exchanges, Fitness Supplement Found to Contain Prozac Drug
Military. COM - A fitness supplement that was twice pulled from exchange
store shelves, first following soldier deaths and then after an outbreak
of liver disease, has now been found to contain the active ingredient in
the prescription drug Prozac, the Food and Drug Administration announced
Deadly bacteria leaked in Louisiana lab: Cause & spread unknown
RT - The bacteria cause meliodosis, a disease with a 50%-fatality rate
even with treatment. Because it’s resistant to multiple antibiotics,
meliodosis has been researched as a potential biological weapon, though
the Tulane lab is said to have been working on a vaccine. “We're taking
this extraordinarily seriously. It's very disturbing to us,” Andrew
Lackner, director of the Tulane primate center, told USA Today. He also
reiterated: “There has never been a public health threat.”
Children Around the World Vaccinated at Gunpoint – Is the U.S. Heading
in the Same Direction?
Health Impact News - The Guardian is reporting that health officials in
Pakistan are arresting and throwing into jail hundreds of parents who
refuse to allow their children to receive the oral polio vaccine. These
health officials are forcing children to receive the vaccine at
gunpoint... Feroz Shah, a spokesman for the district administration in
Peshawar, said 471 people had been imprisoned in the city and
surrounding villages under government orders on charges of endangering
Developing World – The WHO’s Private Vaccine Laboratory
LA County to pay family $800,000 for kidnapping their unvaccinated
children without a warrant
(NaturalNews) The Board of Supervisors for Los Angeles County have
agreed to pay the parents of two children $800,000 after a sheriff's
deputy and accompanying social workers forcibly removed them. As
reported by KPCC radio, the payment is a settlement over a civil rights
lawsuit filed by the parents in which they claimed that their kids were
wrongfully removed from the parents' San Gabriel Valley residence four
years ago. It took four months for the parents to get their children
Attacking Ourselves: Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System
Green Med Info - [...] many reports that describe post-vaccination
autoimmunity strongly suggest that vaccines can indeed trigger
autoimmunity. Defined autoimmune diseases that may occur following
vaccinations include arthritis, lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE)
diabetes mellitus, thrombocytopenia, vasculitis, dermatomyosiositis,
Guillain-Barre syndrome and demyelinating disorders. Almost all types of
vaccines have been reported to be associated with the onset of ASIA."
ASIA – or Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (also
known as Shoenfeld's syndrome) -- first appeared in the Journal of
Autoimmunology four years ago.
Over 100,000 Americans Sign Petition Opposing Mandatory Vaccinations
Paul Joseph Watson - The Obama administration could be compelled to
respond to a petition on the WhiteHouse.gov website which opposes
mandatory vaccinations, with over 100,000 Americans expressing their
opposition to forced shots. Entitled ‘Prohibit Any Laws Mandating the
Force and Requirement of Vaccinations of Any Kind’, the petition states;
“No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against their will
and/or personal/religious beliefs. I petition against making
vaccinations of any kind mandatory. This includes forcing children to be
vaccinated to attend public schools, activities, and daycare centers.
This also includes adults working in the public or private sector.”
US to Face Doctor Shortage by 2025 as Graduates Avoid Medical Careers
Sputnik News - A shortage of doctors is expected in the United States in
2025 as not enough graduates seek careers in medicine to satisfy the
aging population's health needs, Association of American Medical
Colleges (AAMC) President and CEO Darrell Kirch said in a statement.
"The doctor shortage is real - it's significant - and it's particularly
serious for the kind of medical care that our aging population is going
to need," Kirch said on Tuesday.
High Salt Diet Protects Against Infection, Increases Immune Function
Natural Blaze - You may remember a landmark JAMA study in 2011 that
showed that contrary to what the medical community espoused for years -
salt actually lengthens your life; it doesn't cut your life or raise the
risk of hypertension. That study found that people actually lived longer
if they consumed salt. Notably, they were not studying pink Himalayan
salt, but regular old, processed table salt. Additionally, a Cochrane
study confirmed that salt did not cause heart or blood pressure problems
and that reducing the substance offered no reduction of heart risks.
VIDEO: Lumber Liquidators linked to health and safety violations
CBS News - 60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made
laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not
meet health and safety standards... The average level in Lumber
Liquidators products that we found was over six to seven times above the
state standard for formaldehyde. And we found some that were close to 20
times above the level that's allowed to be sold.... I would say
long-term exposure at that level would be risky because it would
increase the risk for chronic respiratory irritation, change in a
person's lung function, increased risk of asthma.
Top 12 Most Healthy Benefits of Lentils (#11 Really Surprised Us!)
Binit Kumar - Lentils may be individually small, but they pack one heck
of a nutritious punch. They're full of essential minerals and nutrients
like potassium, iron, folate, zinc, and calcium - all of which are
important for your body's well being. And they provide one of the
richest sources of dietary fiber on earth. If you haven't already made
lentils a part of your weekly diet plan, here are twelve reasons why you
should seriously consider doing so.
- March 3, 2015 - Today in History:
1803 - The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering,
1845 - Florida became the 27th U.S. state.
1845 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a U.S.
President’s veto. It was the first time the Congress had achieved this.
1849 - The Gold Coinage Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. It allowed
the minting of gold coins.
1849 - The U.S. Congress created the territory of Minnesota.
1851 - The U.S. Congress authorized the 3-cent piece. It was the
smallest U.S. silver coin.
1857 - Britain and France declared war on China.
1903 - In St. Louis, MO, Barney Gilmore was arrested for spitting.
1903 - The U.S. imposed a $2 head tax on immigrants.
1908 - The U.S. government declared open war on on U.S. anarchists.
1910 - J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announced his withdrawal from business to
administer his father's fortune for an "uplift in humanity". He also
appealed to the U.S. Congress for the creation of the Rockefeller
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem.
1952 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld New York's Feinberg Law that banned
Communist teachers in the U.S.
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan testified in a Los Angeles court that he killed
1987 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a package of $30
million in non-lethal aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
1991 - Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers.
The scene was captured on amateur video.
1995 - A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Somalia ended. Several gunmen were
killed by U.S. Marines in Mogadishu while overseeing the pull out of
2002 - Voters in Switzerland approved joining the United Nations,
abandoning almost 200 years of formal neutrality.
Despite Russian Warnings, US Will Deploy A Battalion To Ukraine By The
End Of The Week
Zero Hedge - "Before this week is up, we’ll be deploying a battalion...
to the Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces for the fight that's taking
place," stated US 173rd Airborne Brigade Commander Colonel Michael
Foster said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in
Washington, DC on Monday. Despite earlier warnings from Russia (and
claims that NATO had not agreed to any such foreign 'boots on the
ground' action'), Sputnik News reports, Foster added, "what we’ve got
laid out is six United States companies that will be training six
Ukrainian companies throughout the summer."
Cash-strapped Kiev Still Owes Moscow $2.4 Billion for Gas
Sputnik News - Ukraine’s Naftogaz owes $2.4 billion in arrears,
including $200 million in penalties, for Russian gas deliveries, Russian
Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Tuesday.
Report: Iraqi Forces AGAIN claim US is Supplying ISIS With Weapon Drops
Steve Watson - Iraqi forces have once again sensationally charged that
the US military is purposefully dropping weapons to terrorist militants
in the western parts of the country, according to a report. The Iranian
Fars News Agency reports “A group of Iraqi popular forces known as Al-Hashad
Al-Shabi shot down a US Army helicopter that was carrying weapons for
the ISIL in the western parts of Al-Baqdadi region in Al-Anbar province”
last week. The report claims that the fighters posted a picture (see
above) online of the downed chopper and the weapons that were recovered
Shot in the head at point blank range: Latest sickening ISIS video shows
masked gunmen executing ‘spy’
The Daily Mail - Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Syria have
released sickening footage of the murder of a man the terror group
accused of working as a spy. The video was filmed in Aleppo and shows a
man believed to be named Ahmed Muhammad being led out to a forecourt by
masked executioners, who then shoot him in the head multiple times at
point blank range.
CNN Informs America That ‘Jihadi John’ Is None Other Than VLADIMIR PUTIN
Daily Caller - CNN, which bills itself as “The Most Trusted Name in
News,” has apologized for a technical gaffe that caused the cable
channel to display a photo of Vladimir Putin above the blazing banner
“‘JIHADI JOHN’ REVEALED.” The error occurred late last week as CNN
London correspondent Max Foster discussed the much ballyhooed news that
the man called “Jihadi John” has at last been identified as
twentysomething British Muslim Mohammed Emwazi, The Telegraph reports.
As Greek Default Fears Return, Government Considers "Borrowing" Pensions
To Repay IMF
Zero Hedge - Greek short-term default risk jumped over 300bps today
putting the odds of a restructuring at 50-50 within the next year as the
warnings we issued last week with regard Greece's imminent default on
its IMF loan loom. Seeking to reassure its lenders (and avoid yet more
capital flight), Reuters reports the Greek government said it was
"exploring solutions," including delaying payments to suppliers or try
to raise up to 3 billion euros by borrowing from state entities such as
pension funds. We are sure the Greek people will be enthused when they
find out what the 'radical left' has in store for their funds...
Russian retail food price freeze, as inflation surges
RT - Russia’s top supermarket chains are to freeze prices on basic
foodstuffs for two months, soaking up the costs as food is expected to
eat up half of Russians’ incomes this year. The retailers plan to freeze
prices on 20 socially important items in an attempt to stabilize the
food market, the Association of Retail Stores (AKORT) said on its
website last week.
United Nations Admits Climate Change Is About Undoing Capitalism
Daily Sheeple - At a press conference in Brussels last month, the UN
climate chief delineated the objectives of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations. She revealed: “This is
the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves
the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change
the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150
years, since the Industrial Revolution.”
Country Narrowly Escapes Mandated Flouridation of Table Salt
Natural Society - Lebanon has narrowly avoided having the toxic additive
added to their table salt due to activists and health professionals
loudly contesting mandated fluoridation of the country’s salt. Through
online petitions submitted by activists, and many meetings with the
Health Minister, Wael Abou Faour, excess fluoride exposure has been
narrowly avoided by the people of Lebanon.
Ebola nurse Nina Pham used as PR pawn, damaged by experimental
(NaturalNews) Pham reportedly filed a lawsuit on March 2 in Dallas
County against Texas Health Resources, the overseer of Texas Health
Presbyterian Hospital where she contracted Ebola while treating "patient
zero" Thomas Eric Duncan. The 26-year-old nurse says she now suffers
from constant nightmares, body aches and insomnia due to the
experimental medications that were forced upon her while in isolation.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept.,
Possibly Breaking Rules
NY Times - Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal
email account to conduct government business as secretary of
state, State Department officials said, and may have violated
federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained
as part of the agency’s record.... Her expansive use of the
private account was alarming to current and former National
Archives and Records Administration officials and government
watchdogs, who called it a serious breach.
US govt issues logistics support tender for 300 military
personnel in Ukraine
RT - The US government has published a tender, saying it’s
hiring services for the movement of equipment and approximately
300 US personnel in Ukraine, according to the Federal Business
Opportunities website. “The contractor shall provide all
equipment, vehicles, and personnel necessary to provide ground
transportation in accordance with the ordering clause,” the
tender states. Transportation will be required from 5 March
until 31 October for about three return trips from Lvov
International Airport to the International Peace Keeping and
Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv.
Obama-Netanyahu "Fallout" is Theater - Planned in 2009
Tony Cartalucci - In a 2009 US policy paper published by the
corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made
clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict
and effect regime change at any cost - up to and including an
outright military invasion and occupation of Iran with US
DoD Releases “Evidence” of Snowden’s Damages to National
Security… and It’s COMPLETELY Redacted
Daily Sheeple - Per a Freedom of Information Act Request lawsuit
filed by Vice News, the Department of Defense has released a
report on the damaging effects of Edward Snowden’s 2013 NSA
leaks. The only problem? It’s redacted. Entirely. Not a crumb of
evidence was present in the “evidence” the government released.
White House Claims Banning AR-15 Ammo Will “Save” Cops, But
Rifle Murder Rate Only 2.3%
Kit Daniels - White House press secretary Josh Earnest told
reporters on Monday the ATF’s ban of M855 AR-15 ammunition is a
“common-sense step.” “We are looking at additional ways to
protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe
that this process is valuable for that reason alone,” he said.
But of the 12,253 murders reported by the FBI in 2013 (the most
recent data available,) only 285, or 2.3%, were committed using
rifles, including long arms such as bolt-action and single-shot
rifles, meaning that semi-automatic AR-15s would account for
less than 2.3% of all murders.
City of Cleveland says 12-yr-old boy killed by cops was culpable
for his death
RT - Attorneys for Cleveland, Ohio allege in a new court filing
that Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy fatally shot by local
police last November, was responsible for his own death.
Responding to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Rice’s
family, lawyers for the city of Cleveland write that Rice’s
death was “directly and proximately caused by [his] own acts.”
School Threatens to Suspend Kids if Parents Skip Meeting on
Common Core Testing
Mikael Thalen - Students at Detroit’s Coleman A. Young
Elementary School were threatened with suspension after their
parents failed to attend a “mandatory” meeting on an upcoming
Common Core test. After the parents of multiple students missed
the school’s initial meeting, teachers scheduled a follow-up and
sent out letters demanding they appear or face the consequences.
Derrick and Latrica Smoak, who spoke with WDIV-TV after
receiving the letter, said that they were shocked to see
educators making such a threat.
VIDEO: Obama “Very Interested” In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action
Town Hall - White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday
that President Obama is “very interested” in the idea of raising taxes
through unitlateral executive action. “The president certainly has not
indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and
advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans,” Earnest said in
response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama
to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.
$4 Million In Gold Bars Stolen In 11th Largest Heist In History
Zero Hedge - From CBS: North Carolina authorities and the FBI are
investigating the theft of an estimated $4 million worth of gold
allegedly stolen during an armed robbery along Interstate 95 on Sunday
evening, CBS affiliate WRAL reports. After mechanical problems with
their truck, two armed guards who were traveling from Miami to
Massachusetts with a shipment of silver and gold pulled over at mile
marker 114 on the Interstate.
Stock Market Bubble: Wall Street Is Ecstatic As The NASDAQ Closes Above
Economic Collapse - Are we at the tail end of the stock market bubble to
end all stock market bubbles? Wall Street was full of glee Monday when
the Nasdaq closed above 5000 for the first time since the peak of the
dotcom bubble in March 2000. And almost everyone in the financial world
seems convinced that things are somehow “different” this time around.
NYC Residents Will Pay $2-3k a Month for "Micro-Apartments" as Luxury
Car Sales Outpace Regular Car Sales
Liberty Blitzkrieg - In the past five years, global registrations of the
seven largest ultra-premium car brands–a group that also includes Aston
Martin and Lamborghini–have surged by 154 percent, far outpacing the 36
percent gain in overall car sales worldwide…To combat the city’s housing
shortage while serving its high number of single adults who may share
apartments with multiple roommates in this ridiculously expensive town,
a new housing complex is set to come to the rescue. Consisting of 55
prefabricated, modular studio apartments…Each pad, designed for single
humans and even pairs, measures just 260 to 360 square feet — or about
the size of a Hollywood starlet’s walk-in closet.
Congressman Urges Protection for Power Grid: EMP Attack “Could Bring Our
Civilization to a Cold, Dark Halt”
Mac Slavo - Few other scenarios hold as much potential for disaster and
disruption to the lives of everyone in society. At a moment’s notice,
300 million Americans could be made instantly desperate.... Arizona
Congressman Trent Franks recently reintroduced a bill intended to
provide better security for critical infrastructure, with particular
emphasis on the threat posed to the power grid by an EMP – which Rep.
Franks points out could occur either naturally from a solar flare or by
way of a targeted man-made weapon.
Americans to Receive Full Biometric Treatment for All Forms of
Daily Sheeple - In a trend that isn’t wholly surprising, EU
Observer reports: US citizens and other non-EU nationals who
enter Europe will be asked to have their faces image-captured
and fingerprints scanned upon arrival at a half-dozen major
airports. This “biometric dragnet” is the pilot test for the
EU’s new “smart borders” packages.
The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And
Everything Will Be Monitored On The Internet
Economic Collapse - Can you imagine a world where your home,
your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic
device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet?
This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day
in the future. This is something that is being systematically
implemented right now.
NYPD to conduct “virtual stakeouts,” get alerts on wanted cars
Ars Technica - The New York Police Department (NYPD) will soon
have the ability to track stolen or wanted cars even if they are
well outside of the five boroughs. The NYPD is set to sign a
$442,500 deal over three years with Vigilant Solutions to
subscribe to the company’s massive private automated license
plate reader (ALPR or LPR) database, according to a recent
contract awards hearing. The database reportedly contains 2.2
Seattle police unveil blurred, soundless body cam YouTube
Ars Technica - Faces are redacted, voices dropped amid privacy
concerns. In what appears to be the nation's first, the Seattle
Police Department is launching the SPD BodyWornVideo channel. At
its core, the channel is confirmation that the surveillance
society has gone mainstream—perhaps too mainstream.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Obama Administration approves GMO tree to be planted without
regulation or oversight
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has
quietly given a green light to the world's first genetically
modified (GM) tree species, recommending that its developer
pursue unregulated commercial cultivation of the artificial
plant without safety testing or a proper environmental impact
The 10 Daily Habits of Frugal People
The Organic Prepper - Living a life of thrift and frugality is
all about the little habits. It’s about your mindset. Saving
money on enormous expenditures is great, but it is the small
daily actions that add up and change your life.
Do you suffer from hypothyroidism? How to tell if your thyroid is slow
(NaturalNews) There are various testing methods for poor thyroid
function, but the testing is problematic. Most physicians use outdated
reference ranges when testing thyroid function. Also, studies have
demonstrated that standard thyroid tests do not correlate well with
tissue thyroid levels, which causes inaccurate diagnoses.
Doctor warns that wireless technologies are greatest threat to modern
(NaturalNews) Is a world filled with Wi-Fi signals a more dangerous,
less healthy world? Yes, it is, according to a number of top experts who
have spoken recently about the issue. In this video, Dr. Stephen
Sinatra, one of the nation's top "integrative" cardiologists, says that
"wireless technologies" are "the greatest threat to health in this
Are Illinois Lawmakers Supporting Big Pharma in Push to Mandate More
Health Impact News - When one looks at the current FIVE new bills being
proposed in Illinois to mandate and increase vaccinations for children,
one has to wonder who is really profiting from these proposed new laws??
If you live in Illinois, do you believe that you need a new law in your
state to protect DENTISTS from any liability due to injuries resulting
from vaccines when they give them away FREE in public clinics?... Why
should dentists be administering vaccines to begin with? Who really
profits from this bill?
Research: Antipsychotic Meds Cause Hopelessness, “Zombie-Like” State
The New American - A recent MedicalXpress.com article highlights
startling research on the serious side effects of antipsychotic
medications. In addition, many of the medications are failing to relieve
the symptoms for which they were prescribed. Researchers at Australia’s
Murdoch University in Perth and the University of Queensland found that
the side effects of the antipsychotics include Parkinsonism,
restlessness, involuntary movements, weight gain, insomnia, sexual
dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth. and dizziness. The most prevalent
side effect is extreme fatigue, which leaves many in a “zombie state,”
Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind
Green Med Info - A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol
using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the
cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical
Consumers Boycott Kellogg’s GMOs, and Now Retailers Do Too!
Natural Society - Championing consumers of the United States who refuse
to eat GMO foods, Sunshine Natural Foods and Vitamins is boycotting
Kellogg’s, including the Kashi brand which was touted as ‘organic’ by
the company, but was exposed as fraud. Sure, it’s a small natural foods
store in Grants Pass, Oregon, but it counts!... Another New England
grocery store decided to remove Kashi brand from its shelves just as
sunshine Natural Foods did. They won’t sell the public toxic ingredients
that they don’t want.
Nation’s Second Largest Retailer to Double Organics Immediately
Natural Society - You voted with your dollar. You spoke out on social
media. You educated your co-workers who were eating a junk-food diet.
Thanks to this influence, organic food sales are exploding, so one of
the largest retailers in the US is ‘doubling down’ their investment in
organic and sustainable products.
- March 2, 2015 - Today in History:
1807 - The U.S. Congress passed an act to "prohibit the
importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of
the United States... from any foreign kingdom, place, or country."
1836 - Texas declared its independence from Mexico and an ad interim
government was formed.
1861 - The U.S. Congress created the Territory of Nevada.
1877 - In the U.S., Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the
1876 presidential election by the U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden,
however, had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
1899 - U.S. President McKinley signed a measure that created the rank of
Admiral for the U.S. Navy. The first admiral was George Dewey.
1900 - The U.S. Congress voted to give $2 million in aid to Puerto Rico.
1917 - Citizens of Puerto Rico were granted U.S. citizenship with the
enactment of the Jones Act.
1939 - The Massachusetts legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights
to the Constitution. These first 10 amendments had gone into
effect 147 years before.
1946 - Ho Chi Minh was elected President of Vietnam.
1949 - The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II landed in Fort Worth, TX.
The American plane had completed the first non-stop around-the-world
1983 - The U.S.S.R. performed an underground nuclear test.
1985 - The U.S. government approved a screening test for AIDS that
detected antibodies to the virus that allowed possibly contaminated
blood to be kept out of the blood supply.
1998 - Images from the American spacecraft Galileo indicated that the
Jupiter moon Europa has a liquid ocean and a source of interior heat.
2003 - Over the Sea of Japan, there was a confrontation between four
armed North Korean fighter jets and a U.S. RC-135S Cobra Ball. No shots
were fired in the encounter in international airspace about 150 miles
off North Korea's coast. The U.S. Air Force announced that it would
resume reconnaissance flights on March 12.
2004 - NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered
evidence that water had existed on Mars in the past.
2011 - The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that members of the fundamentalist
Westboro Baptist Church have a First Amendment right to picket the
funeral of a Marine.
Iraqi Army Downs Two British Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL Terrorists
Global Research - al-Anbar province: numerous flights by US-led
coalition planes airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held
areas. There are no reports in the Western mainstream media pertaining
to this issue. This report is based on statements emanating from the
Iraq parliament, with photographic evidence. We have not been in a
position to corroborate this report by FARS News.
‘All about money’: NATO spending debate focuses on ‘Russian threat’
RT - NATO member-states unwilling or unable to help boost the military
spending are being accused of ignoring the “Russian threat,” that has
re-emerged as the core of the alliance’s agenda to boost arms sales. A
report saying one of major NATO funding contributors, the UK, could fail
to fulfil the commitment to spend 2 percent of its GDP on the alliance
in 2015 came as a bombshell for some of the West’s military elite.
US, Allies Undermine 'Nuclear Free' World, Moscow Committed to
Disarmament - Lavrov
Sputnik News - Unilateral actions by the United States and its allies in
regard to missile defense systems are influencing strategic stability by
undermining the outlook of reaching a world free of nuclear weapons,
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Germany’s Bundestag okays Greece’s bailout extension
RT - In the biggest majority for any eurozone rescue package vote so
far, members of the German parliament have almost unanimously approved
the reform plan for Greece, which paves the way for a four–month loan
extension. Other EU countries will also vote on the plan approved by the
European Commission on Tuesday, but the vote of Germany , Greece’s main
creditor, makes the overall approval almost certain. Germany has been
the biggest advocate of Greece complying with its obligations and paying
off its €317 billion debt. The newly elected government in Greece has
promised to end the era of austerity in the country.
Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow
Tony Cartalucci - US-backed opposition groups in Russia have so far
failed utterly to produce results. Their transparent subservience to
Washington coupled with their distasteful brand of politics has left a
rather unpleasant taste in the mouth of most Russians. Each attempt to
spread the "virus" of color revolution to Moscow, as US Senator John
McCain called it, has failed - and each attempt has fallen progressively
Putin Predicted Washington Would Employ Assassination Tactic Against
Russia — Paul Craig Roberts
US State Department Admits Russia had Nothing to Gain from Killing Boris
Tony Cartalucci - Perhaps believing by virtue of having admitted the
murder of Russian opposition member Boris Nemtsov in Russia’s capital of
Moscow Friday evening in no way served the Russian government’s best
interests, the US State Department believes it can deflect guilt from
being shifted towards its direction.
Boris Nemtsov’s Killers Tried to Destabilize Russia – Gorbachev
Sputnik News - Soviet ex-President Mikhail Gorbachev sees the
assassination of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as an attempt to
destabilize Russia. He also warns against calls to give excessive powers
to law enforcement and security agencies. "The assassination of Boris
Nemtsov is an attempt to complicate the situation in the country, even
to destabilize it by ratcheting up tensions between the government and
the opposition,” Gorbachev said.
Caught On Tape: The Moment Boris Nemtsov Was Assassinated
Zero Hedge - As the world contemplates the various ‘provocation’
scenarios - a Russian act, a CIA act meant to look like a Russian act,
or a Russian act meant to look like a CIA act? - the following clip
suggests this was anything but an ad hoc shooting…
Our Middle Eastern “Allies” Fund Terrorists Abroad So They Won’t Attack
Them At Home
Washington's Blog - Dr Mahmoud Othman, a veteran member of the Iraqi
Kurdish leadership who recently retired from the Iraqi parliament, said
there was a misunderstanding as to why Gulf countries paid off IS [the
Islamic State]. It is not only that donors are supporters of IS, but
that the movement “gets money from the Arab countries because they are
afraid of it”, he says. “Gulf countries give money to Da’esh so that it
promises not to carry out operations on their territory.”
ExxonMobil admits $1bn lost from anti-Russia sanctions
RT - The contracts with Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft damaged by
the West’s anti-Russian sanctions have cost ExxonMobil $1 billion, the
company said in its annual report.
Crude price shock sends Canadian oil service companies into whirlwind
RT - The crude oil price collapse has forced some Canadian oil service
companies to cut their workforces, budgets, and salaries, as their
energy-producing customers have been struggling with their own budget
cuts and market uncertainty.... Oilfield services and hydraulic
fracturing company Calfrac announced on Wednesday that it will cut over
$25 million from its general and administrative costs, as it released
its fourth quarter revenue report. The firm will be slashing executive
salaries by around 10 percent and directors’ pay by 20 percent starting
in April. Calfrac was also forced to shut down its operations in
Nippon Airways to Feed Customers Fukushima Food
Natural Society - If you’ve understandably compared airplane food to
tasteless cardboard, you’ve at least been eating cuisine that wasn’t
contaminated with radiation. Now, Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (NAC) will be
serving their customers in the friendly skies ‘Fukushima food.’ From
this March until May, they will feature food from the Fukushima
prefecture, part of a marketing campaign that was meant to highlight
food from all over Japan. In their internationally-connecting lounges,
NAC will serve Fukushima peaches, tomatoes, and beef, as well as 12
kinds of rice wine.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For?
Ron Paul Institute - Late Friday night, Congress passed
legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one
week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach
a prohibition on funding President Obama’s executive order
granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland
Security funding bill. Despite the heated rhetoric from both
sides, no one seriously believes that Congress will allow
Homeland Security funding to lapse.
LAPD fatally shoot a homeless man on skid row
LA Times - Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man on
skid row Sunday during an intense altercation caught on video in
which an officer can be heard twice shouting "drop the gun!" The
dramatic video... captures the final seconds of the
confrontation, showing four officers engaged in a frantic
struggle with the man, wrestling him to the ground. Police were
still analyzing the audio, but "it's clear there was a struggle
for the officer's gun," Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr.
Andrew Smith said. No other gun was found at the scene.
Protests over LAPD fatally shooting mentally ill homeless man
A little-known Virginia law is letting citizens start their own
police force, carry a badge and arrest people
National Post - Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas,
Virginia, apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man
a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his
chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern
warning to stay off the road. The stop was routine police work,
except for one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The
citation came courtesy of the private force he created that,
until recently, he called the “Manassas Junction Police
Israel Lobbies for More Missile Defense Funds Than Obama Sought
Bloomberg - For the second consecutive year, Israeli officials
have asked the U.S. Congress to add more than $300 million to
President Barack Obama’s budget request for their nation’s
missile-defense programs. The $317 million wish list that
Israeli’s missile defense chief gave lawmakers this month is in
addition to the $158 million the Pentagon proposed for the
fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
Should Creation Teacher Spend the Rest of His Life in Prison?
Health Impact News - FreeKentHovind.com is reporting that Mr.
Hovind was moved to an isolation cell yesterday (7 by 9 cell
shared by 2 people) in Santa Rosa County Jail. He has to sleep
on the floor and he no longer has phone access (he granted
several interviews to the alternative media by phone last week).
Supporters are asking people to call the jail (850)983-1100 and
ask why he is in isolation and if he can be moved out of
isolation into a dorm with phone access. Kent Hovind is a
Creation Science teacher and Baptist minister who became well
known for debating university professors and refuting Darwinian
evolutionary theory. He has served eight years of a ten-year
prison sentence, and he is now fighting a new charge that would
put him behind bars for the rest of his life.... Mr. Hovind
spoke on the Joyce Riley “Power Hour” talk radio show [video]
this past week from county jail.
'I sat in that place for three days': Chicagoans detail abusive
confinement inside police 'black site'
The Guardian - A Chicago man says he was confined for three days
– shackled, interrogated and fed only twice, his whereabouts
unknown – inside the police “black site” at the epicentre of
public outcry over allegations of abuse said to focus on
minority citizens. Four black Chicagoans have now come forward
to the Guardian detailing off-the-books ordeals at the facility,
including another who describes being detained in “a big cage”
with his wrists cuffed to a bench so he couldn’t move.
* Related video:
'It's a domestic black site': inside one protester's secretive
US police detention
Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are
Washington Post - Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas
apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket
for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest
and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to
stay off the road. The stop was routine police work, except for
one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The citation came
courtesy of the private force he created that, until recently,
he called the “Manassas Junction Police Department.”
West Virginia Senate: The 2nd Amendment Is A Concealed Carry
Breitbart - On February 27 the West Virginia senate passed a
bill to eliminate the need for obtaining a permit to to carry a
concealed handgun, citing the 2nd Amendment as reason enough to
exercise an "inherent right."
VIDEO: The Jeb Bush Protest You Didn't See
CPAC 2015, Former Governor of Florida and Grandson of Prescott
Bush, walked out on stage with media personality Sean Hannity to
try and help him through this event. After all, the Bush family
isn't popular even when it comes to most neo-cons and teo-cons.
Jeb is Heckled, Booed and there was even a walk out and protest
organized for when he started speaking. Not sure how the
corporate owned outlets will spin this, but I highly doubt
you'll see this !!
Senator Rand Paul wins CPAC's 2015 straw poll in boost to 2016
(Reuters) - Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative
activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the
Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising
show of strength.
Senator Rand Paul CPAC 2015 Speech
Jeb Bush Fails CPAC, Can’t Even Stack Straw Poll Successfully
Breitbart - Republican voters rejected former Florida Gov. Jeb
Bush at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in
the straw poll, as he earned only 8 percent of the vote and came
in fifth. That came as, according to reports and several other
campaigns, Bush attempted to rig the straw poll by busing in
“supporters” from Washington, D.C., and K Street. So, after
subtracting out those his campaign packed into the Gaylord hotel
in National Harbor, his support among conservatives is even more
smaller than it appears.
Billionaire Warns Of Total Collapse End Game Scenario: ‘No Way Out… Your
Money Will Be Worthless’
Mac Slavo - According to billionaire resource investor Carlo Civelli
there is likely no way out for central banks which have spent the last
several years printing money hand over fist. Over his decades’ long
career Civelli has either managed or financed over 20 companies, many of
which now have market capitalizations in the billions of dollars, so he
knows a thing or two about investing during boom times, as well as
busts. In his most recent interview with Future Money Trends he warns of
an endgame scenario that is nothing short of a total collapse. And
here’s the scary part: Civelli says that even gold may not be a safe
haven should the worst case scenario play out...
Meet Linebarger - The Government's Biggest Private Debt Collector
Zero Hedge - As CNN reports, based in Texas, Linebarger works for 2,300
clients nationwide and collects $1 billion for its clients each year.
But the collection system is far from perfect, leading to some nightmare
scenarios. Despite decades of scandals over the way the firm gets
business (and even jail time for one of its top executives) Linebarger
still lands lucrative government contracts...
Meanwhile In California, Unambiguously Ungood...
Zero Hedge - AP reports, for Californians, it's considerably worse as
gas prices have soared 60c to $3.23 per gallon in the last few weeks.
Between refinery shutdowns (due to strikes and explosions) removing 17%
of California's production, and the seasonal shift to the less-polluting
summer blend of gas mandated in California, supply remains drastically
short spiking prices 20-30c on Thursday alone as one gas station owner
exclaimed, in 48 years "I've never seen anything like this kind of
Good News! Tax Audits Will Dwindle to Record Low Levels This Year
Activist Post - The audit rate, the percentage of individuals’ tax
returns IRS revenue agents examined either in person or via
correspondence, fell to 0.86% last year, the data show. That represents
the lowest rate since at least fiscal year 2005.... The audit declines
coincide with recent drops in IRS funding and a steady falloff in
revenue agents. It also comes as the tax agency seeks congressional
approval for a fiscal year 2016 budget hike after being buffeted over
dwindling taxpayer services and allegations it targeted conservative
tax-exempt groups for increased scrutiny.
EPA sued over shrinking monarch butterfly population
RT - A leading environmental group has filed a lawsuit against
the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing regulators of
dismissing dangers about a certain chemical used in herbicides,
including Monsanto’s widely used Roundup. The lawsuit, filed
Friday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in
federal district court in New York, argues that an ingredient in
the herbicide – glyphosate – has had devastating effects on
monarch butterflies, causing the population to halve in seven
"This Is Just The Beginning" - Strange Events Happening At
Alternative News Sites - Kill Switch Being Tested?
All News PipeLine - Over the last three days since the FCC voted
for "net neutrality," some very strange events have occurred,
including alternative news radio shows to simply go off air for
minutes at a time, a popular website that conducted a hard
hitting interview with the former Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury in the Reagan Administration Paul Criag Roberts
completely went down and the article could not be accessed
throughout the day, just to come back up, then return an error
again on reload, a site that linked to that piece also went
"goopy," according to the Hawk video below, Facebook has had
numerous reports over at DownDetector.com, just to name a few
events that could be indicative of the US Government testing
their ability to control what Internet users see and what they
NSA spying program renewed ahead of congressional showdown
RT - A federal court has renewed a National Security Agency
program allowing for the bulk collection of Americans' phone
records, highlighting a battle between the White House and
Congress to reform the nature of mass surveillance in the
country. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) gave
a green light to the government to let the US telephone metadata
collection program continue until June 1, when the provisions in
the Patriot Act legalizing the practice will expire.
Your voice-to-text speech is recorded and sent to strangers
Boing Boing - Redditor Fallenmyst just started a job at Walk
N'talk Technologies, where she listens to randomly sampled
speech-to-text recordings from our mobile phones, correcting
machine conversions. If you use text-to-speech to send intimate
messages, to discuss confidential material, or to say things
that you don't want anyone to hear, be advised: everything you
say to your phone is liable to being listened to later by bored
strangers (and that goes double for your Samsung smart TV).
Measles hysteria leads daycare directors to order parents to
subject children to invasive blood draws
(NaturalNews) The call for forced vaccinations is not enough.
Now everyone must prove they aren't sick by submitting to forced
blood draws!... The Samohi Infant Toddler Center has become a
testing ground for a new slew of forced medical intervention and
surveillance. Officials are now requiring that infants' blood be
drawn to monitor them before they can be approved to interact
with the public.
Flashback: Merck created hit list to 'destroy,' 'neutralize' or
'discredit' dissenting doctors
(NaturalNews) Merck made a "hit list" of doctors who criticized
Vioxx, according to testimony in a Vioxx class action case in
Australia. The list, emailed between Merck employees, contained
doctors' names with the labels "neutralise," "neutralised" or
"discredit" next to them.
If vaccines are safe, why has the US gov. paid out $3 BILLION to
(NaturalNews) Vaccines are a very imperfect science, despite the
good intentions of healthcare providers and parents seeking to
protect their children from disease. Adverse, life-changing and
deadly effects of vaccines are more common than ever. In fact,
the US government has had to pay out over $3 billion to
vaccine-injured families since 1986. Still think vaccines are
Charlotte Observer Reports on Child Crippled by Vaccines and
Awarded $2 Million in Damages
Health Impact News - The Charlotte Observer has done something
that is quite rare: they have reported the truth about a child
who received the recommended childhood vaccines, and then became
brain damaged. The family was awarded a $2 million settlement in
vaccine court, which the Charlotte Observer also reported.
28 daily 'hits' that predispose us to aggressive cancer growth
(NaturalNews) When examining such an exhaustive list, it is
important to understand that as long as someone avoids being hit
by most of these factors (and doesn't expose themselves to
concentrated "doses" of any of them on a daily basis), it's
possible they won't develop symptomatic cancer in their
Meta-Study On Genetically Modified Food: Virtually All
Independent Scientists Are Concerned
Washington's Blog - The only consensus that GM food is safe is
among industry-funded researchers. By way of background,
genetically engineered foods have been linked to obesity,
cancer, liver failure, infertility and all sorts of other
diseases. And genetically-engineered meat isn’t even tested for
human safety. And a leading risk expert says that genetically
modified foods could wipe out the global ecosystem. But
government agencies like the FDA go to great lengths to cover up
the potential health damage from genetically modified foods, and
to keep the consumer in the dark about what they’re really
The Shocking Difference Between Organic & Non-GMO Labels – It’s
Food Babe - The “Non-GMO Project” label only verifies that a
product doesn’t contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients
(or technically less than 0.9% GMOs). While that is good, it’s
not the whole story about what the product contains, how it was
produced, and where it came from. But when I have a choice, I
always choose organic food because of these reasons… 10 reasons
why “Organic” beats “Non-GMO” every time...
Is Your Tea Full of Pesticides?
Natural Society - If you are worried about GMO sugar beets,
corn, or soy, you should think again when it comes to steeping
your favorite cup of tea. Herbs like spearmint or peppermint are
allowed 100 times higher the levels of glyphosate than some GM
foods, and the first time pesticides are washed off of these
herbs is often in your cup.
5 Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life
Green Med Info - Some of the most powerful medicines on the
planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they
do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion
dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them
efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both
nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.
How Root Canals Could Spark Autoimmune Diseases
Natural Society - Are root canals safe? Dr. George Meinig,
author of Root Canal Cover-Up, was a founding member of the
American Association of Endodontics. He quit the association
later in his career after he saw firsthand the adverse affects
that root canals have on the immune system. Dr. Meinig also
witnessed the irreparable damage to the jaw bone caused by the
infected cavitation sites where root canaled teeth once sat.
How lack of sleep leads to irritability, anxiety, depression,
(NaturalNews) Sleep helps to regulate the hormone cortisol. The
right amount of cortisol enables us to metabolize proteins,
fats, and carbohydrates. It is needed to regulate blood sugar
and blood pressure. Even the immune system is dependent upon
proper levels of cortisol for optimum functioning. But lack of
sleep can cause the body to produce too much. Excessive cortisol
makes us irritable, anxious, and depressed.
Beware the dangerous ingredients in pickles and pickle juice
(NaturalNews) If you are one of the many people who like pickles
and/or pickle juice, you may want to think again after a look at
the ingredients commonly found in commercial pickles and their
juice. In addition to water, cucumbers and distilled cucumbers,
pickle juice typically contains...
Don't Bring Home a New Dog Before Locking Away These 10 Items
Dr. Becker - Bringing home a new dog is an exciting event. Remember to
proactively lock up these 10 items that could mean impending doom for
your curious new pet... including some with no antidote, and others you
might never suspect.
Roundup Ready Pet Products
Susan Thixton - If your pet's food, treats, or even cat litter contains
corn, soy, alfalfa or canola - chances are your pet is consuming
Genetically Modified Crops and the risks associated with them. Some
words of caution to GMO's from a Holistic Veterinarian.
February 27, 2015 - Today in History:
1801 - The city of Washington, DC, was placed under congressional
1827 - New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration.
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 19th Amendment that guaranteed
women the right to vote.
1933 - The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire. The Nazis accused Communist for the fire.
1939 - The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified,
limiting U.S. Presidents to two terms.
1972 - The Shanghai Communique was issued by U.S. President Nixon and
Chinese Premier Chou En-lai.
1973 - The American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee in South
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved the telecast of its debates on a trial
1990 - The Exxon Corporation and Exxon Shipping were indicted on five
criminal counts in reference to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced live on television that
"Kuwait is liberated."
1997 - In Ireland, divorce became legal.
1999 - Nigeria returned to civilian rule when Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
became the country's first elected president since August of 1983.
2002 - In Boston, twenty people working at Logan International Airport
were charged with lying to get their jobs or security badges.
2010 - An 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami killed 524 people in
Chile caused $30 billion in damage and left over 200,000 homeless.
Ukraine pays Gazprom $15mn for 24 hours worth of gas
RT - Ukraine’s Naftogaz has paid Gazprom $15 million for gas delivery.
At current levels, the prepayment covers one day's gas consumption and
will be spent by Tuesday, Gazprom spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov said.
‘100yrs to repair Gaza’: Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost
RT - Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn’t
stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that’s just the time
frame for essential projects. The NGO’s regional director calls the
situation “deplorable.” A statement was issued by the group on Thursday,
six months after the latest conflict, which saw Israel roll out
Operation Protective Edge. That brought about eight weeks of
bombardment, followed by a devastating ground assault.
Israel Floods Gaza Neighborhood with Rainwater
(WAFA) February 22, 2015– The Israeli authorities last night pumped
large amounts of rainwater into the Gaza Strip, causing tens of
neighboring homes to sink, according to witnesses and media sources.
Civil Defense said about 50 homes sank in the floods, while a number of
local residents in eastern Gaza areas were reported injured. There were
also reports of deaths of livestock and poultry. “The [Israeli] army
opened the floodgates of a canal leading to central Gaza, which resulted
in the removal of sand mounds along the border with Israel,” Gaza's
Civil Defense Directorate said in a statement.
Watchdog Rips AFP for False Report Claiming Israel Flooded Gaza Areas by
The Algemeiner - Media watchdog CAMERA has blasted the Agence France
Presse (AFP) news agency after it ran a story claiming that recent
flooding in Gaza was caused by the opening of dams by Israeli
Judge dismisses case against Argentine president over Jewish center
RT - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been cleared
of accusations made by state prosecutors that she conspired to cover up
Iran’s alleged role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish
center in 1994.
Royal Deceit? The Queen's Bank Under Investigation Over Tax Evasion
Sputnik News - British banking has been hit with another scandal with
the private arm of the taxpayer-funded Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
under investigation by German authorities over allegedly helping wealthy
customers evade paying taxes.
Violent arrests as hundreds rally over 43 missing students in Mexico
RT - Mexican police have violently arrested protesters rallying in the
country's capital. The demonstrators are demanding a thorough
investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in September.
Clashes between police and protesters broke out during the organized
demonstration on the five-month anniversary of the disappearance of the
students, who were attending a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa,
located in southwestern Guerrero state.
India follows Russia, ratifies $100 bn BRICS Bank
BRICS Post - After the Russian Parliament ratified it last week, the
Indian government has also cleared the establishment of the new $100
billion development bank and the $100 billion BRICS Contingent Reserve
Arrangement (CRA). The BRICS Bank launched last year will fund
infrastructure projects in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South
Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and
NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones
Kansas City Star - NATO's chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to
advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the
deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats
for Europe that require a more robust defense. Secretary-General Jens
Stoltenberg also told a news conference in Rome that the alliance plans
to bolster its surveillance of the region by using drones based at the
air station in Sigonella, Sicily, starting next year.
‘Jihadi John’ from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner
(Reuters) – Investigators believe that the “Jihadi John” masked fighter
who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is a British man named
Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said on Thursday. He was
born in Kuwait and comes from a prosperous family in London, where he
grew up and graduated with a computer programing degree, according to
the Washington Post.
UK: Call GM food something else to ease public fears, say MPs: Report
says label is 'lightning rod' for fears of designer crops
Daily Mail - The term ‘GM food’ should be abandoned, say politicians who
are calling for an extraordinary rebranding exercise. MPs on the science
and technology select committee has demanded a ‘reframing of the public
conversation’ about genetically modified food. In an inflammatory report
today, it says the GM label has become a ‘lightning rod’ for fears about
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Ron Paul Blames Psychotropic Drugs For “American Sniper” Murder
And Other Mass Shootings
Buzz Feed News - Former Congressman Ron Paul, the father of
potential presidential candidate Rand Paul, said Wednesday that
“American Sniper” Chris Kyle would be alive today if his killer
was not using psychotropic drugs. Paul has repeatedly linked or
blamed mass shootings on the use of psychotropic drugs.
IRS watchdog probing 'potential criminal activity' in Lerner
Politico - The IRS watchdog on Thursday night said it is probing
whether there could be criminal activity involving the way IRS
handled the lost-then-found emails of ex-official Lois Lerner,
but it cautioned lawmakers not to jump to conclusions, as the
investigation is ongoing.
Court Rules In Favor Of Whistleblower Cop Who Spoke Out Against
Buzz Feed News - Officer Craig Matthews had sued the city for
violating his First Amendment rights after he suffered
retaliation for speaking out against arrest quotas. A federal
judge had dismissed the lawsuit, but the U.S. Court of Appeals
decided to let the suit go on.
Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling
Washington Examiner - As promised, President Obama is using
executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting
the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style
semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by
sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing
to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately
driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers,
including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen
to urge Congress to stop the president.
AR-15 Ammo Not “Armor Piercing” According to Law, But ATF
Banning It Anyway
Kit Daniels - The ATF is trying to ban M855 AR-15 ammunition by
declaring it “armor piercing,” despite the ammo containing lead
which exempts it from the classification according to law. To be
considered “armor piercing” under 18 U.S.C. 921 (a)(17)(B), a
bullet must have an entirely metal core or have a jacket
weighting more than 25% of its weight, which wouldn’t include
M855 rounds because their bullets are partly lead.
2nd Amendment Watch: OH Supreme Court Says Gun Law Doesn’t Apply
Lions of Liberty - Last week the Ohio Supreme Court essentially
ruled that current gun laws should not be enforced equally
across the population. The decision reinforced a common belief
that police officers should not be held to the same standard as
the rest of society. The ruling made by the Ohio Supreme Court
held that a specification in a law, which provides stiffer
penalties for individuals using guns in the commission of a
crime, cannot be applied to a cop convicted of a criminal act
while on duty.
Shock Report: Domestic Black Sites Now Operational
Mac Slavo - We’ve previously warned that these are exactly the
kind of scenarios that would result from anti-terrorism
legislation like The Patriot Act and the National Defense
Authorization Act. On December 5th , ahead of
Congressional voting, Senator Rand Paul warned that the new
legislation would allow the government to detain American
citizens under terrorism laws without evidence, charge or trial.
Specifically, Paul cited the government’s own broad definitions
and characterizations for domestic terrorism or suspicious
activity as involving those who, among other things, own guns,
ammunition or store food.
Chicago Police Use Local News Media to Downplay Secret Torture
Activist Post - Amid controversy over the Chicago Police
Department’s off-the-books interrogation site, the Chicago
Sun-Times ran a piece fully exonerating the police department,
by basing the article entirely off statements made by the police
department. Don’t worry good citizens, the police have
investigated themselves in less than 24 hours and found they’ve
done nothing wrong.
Too Far? Teacher Caught Displaying a "Student Terrorist List"
Activist Post - Last week, a St. Pete high school teacher was
stuck in hot water over shaming students by placing their names
on a "student terrorist list" and posting it on the door. It is
unclear what was the motive for his actions. The teacher,
however, went so far as to give the blacklisted students Arabic
sounding alias names. While the teacher sounds like he might
have a screw loose - is he in reality doing what he was trained
Senior Citizen Held at Gunpoint, Forced to Remove Clothes in
Public, Jailed, for Driving Classic Car
Free Thought Project - Because of the negligent actions of the
Nevada Highway Patrol, a couple was humiliated, and their lives
threatened, for stealing a car they actually owned. Robin and
Beverly Bruins were out for a drive in their classic car, when
incompetent cops confused their license information and pulled
them over. “Driver! Remove your keys from the ignition and put
them on the roof now!” screams the trooper over his loud
Missouri governor candidate dead in apparent suicide
RT - Missouri auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich
has been found dead in an apparent suicide, according to local
media reports. Schweich, considered a leading Republican
contender for the party’s 2016 nomination for state governor,
died Thursday after being transported to a hospital in the wake
of a “medical situation” at his home.... "What we know at this
point suggests an apparent suicide," Clayton Police Chief Kevin
Murphy said on Thursday. However, he added that an autopsy and
investigation still need to be conducted.
CPAC–Palin Zeroes in on Obama Veteran Scandals: ‘We Demand That
the Vets Are First in Line’ Instead of Illegals
Breitbart - On Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
ripped the Obama administration for putting the needs of illegal
immigrants ahead of veterans who sacrificed to ensure the
nation’s freedoms. At the Conservative Political Action
Conference (CPAC), Palin referred to the Veterans
Administration’s wait-list scandal and said, “we can’t wait for
D.C. to fix their bureaucratic blunders.” Palin demanded that
veterans get vouchers to get treatment outside of the VA.
VIDEO: Treasury won't explain decision to make $3 billion in Obamacare
Washington Examiner - The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a
request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to
explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even
though Congress never authorized the spending through annual
FCC Approves ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan to Control Internet Access
Breitbart - The plan, which puts the Internet in the same
regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices
that are “unjust or unreasonable,” represents the biggest
regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades. The
goal is to prevent providers from slowing or blocking web
traffic, or creating paid fast lanes on the Internet, said FCC
Chairman Tom Wheeler. The 3-2 vote was expected to trigger
industry lawsuits that could take several years to resolve.
Still, consumer advocates cheered the regulations as a victory
for smaller Internet-based companies which feared they would
have to pay “tolls” to move their content.
VIDEO: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over: ‘TV As You Know It is Over’
Breitbart - Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban
predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up
impacting TV and “your TV as you know it is over” on Thursday’s
“Squawk Alley” on CNBC.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
California pays farmers to sustainably sequester carbon in soil
(NaturalNews) The solution to widespread environmental
destruction and perceived man-made climate change isn't to
arbitrarily restrict humans from using the world's natural
resources, but rather to alter the way humans use them. And a
new program in California is doing just that by rewarding
farmers who adopt clean, sustainable, organic farming and
rotational grazing practices that have been scientifically shown
to not only sequester carbon dioxide in the ground but also
naturally enrich soils.
3D print your own garden grow box: Texas inventor releases 3D
parts and instructions for self-watering grow systems
(Natural News) (Press release) Texas inventor and science lab
director Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") has publicly
launched 3D printable parts and instructions for making your own
self-watering float valve, the key component in non-electric
hydroponic grow systems.
Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of
a parking lot
The Verge - The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter
winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months
of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own
produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from
other states or other countries. But the creators of a new
initiative called Vertical Harvest — a multi-story greenhouse
built on the side of a parking lot — hope that one of the
world's few vertical farms can help feed the town with tomatoes,
herbs, and microgreens.
New Study Reveals Where To Go When Civilization Collapses: “Head
For The Hills”
Mac Slavo - Should the world as we know it ever fall apart as a
result of an economic collapse, a massive natural disaster,
cyber attack or widespread pandemic there will be millions of
people looking for food, clean water and other essential
VACCINE WAR IN AMERICA: Attempts to Legislate Mandatory Vaccines
all Across the U.S.
Health Impact News - The National Vaccine Information Center
brings us the latest legislative updates across the U.S. Please
register at their Advocacy Portal to stay abreast of legislative
battles in your own state, and follow their advice below on how
you can take action to protect your Constitutional rights. If
Americans do not resist and act now, the battle will be quickly
Medical fascism now unfolding in Michigan as judge considers
forced vaccination of children taken from their family
(NaturalNews) The four children are actually involved in a
Michigan Child Protection Services (CPS) case for reasons other
than vaccination issues. The parents have a history of drug and
alcohol abuse and domestic violence. Their car was searched
once, and crack pipes were found. There is no street drug worse
than crack.... But the family court attorney, H. Elliot Parnes,
upon discovering that none of the children have been vaccinated
for measles, is petitioning the family court judge in this case
to mandate that they all get the MMR vaccinations.
10 delicious herbal teas for holistic healing
(NaturalNews) Herbal teas have been used for millennia to treat
minor ailments such as colds and fever but are also highly
effective for treating and preventing everything from stomach
and respiratory problems to depression and sleep disorders.
Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This
Green Med Info - Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood
pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart
disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other
hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the
cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart
Common Food Additives Linked to Bowel Diseases and Metabolic
Syndrome, Study Shows
Ready Nutrition - A new study revealed some disturbing
information about common food additives called emulsifiers: they
may promote inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative
colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of
obesity-related conditions.... Emulsifiers are chemicals added
to many food products to improve texture and extend shelf life.
In experiments with mice, researchers found that emulsifiers can
change the species’ composition of gut bacteria and induce
intestinal inflammation. That inflammation is associated with
serious disorders and diseases, reports Science Daily...
9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Boosting the Immune System, Vision, and
Natural Society - Weighting in at about 4 ounces and resting at
about 3 inches long, the kiwifruit is known for it’s high
vitamin C content – containing more of the vitamin than even an
orange..... Kiwi is also a great ‘prebiotic’ food. Prebiotic
nutrients help to feed the probiotic bacteria in your gut (these
bacteria are essential for optimal health). This helps keep
digestive health in check while also helping to prevent a number
of health issues. Here are over 9 kiwi fruit benefits....
Report:100% of Corn in These Popular Chips is ‘Completely GMO’
As well as a popular weed killer chemical
Natural Society - Bad news: Frito-Lays SunChips have just tested
positive for weed killer and GMO ingredients. The chips are
marketed as a ‘healthy’ alternative to regular chips as a means
to lessen the chance of developing heart disease, but if your
dining on Round Up (glyphosate residues) and GM Bt toxins found
in most genetically modified corn, then ‘healthy’ as Frito-Lay
defines it takes on a new meaning.
Is Starbucks' Newly Offered Coconut Milk 'Fake'?
Natural Society - The mega-chain is hoping that the ‘certified
vegan’ coconut milk they offer will please clients who have
dairy intolerances, and can’t consume soy.... But some skeptics
are saying that Starbucks is pulling a fast one, and selling its
eager audience coconut milk that isn’t really coconut milk. It
isn’t just a watered down version of coconut milk, which most of
us wouldn’t be surprised to find out. The ‘coconut water’
Starbucks is reportedly using contains corn (possibly GMO),
multiple gums, and carrageenan – according to one researcher who
posted a picture “from a barista at Starbucks.”
What we Do Know about Beneful (Photo)
Susan Thixton - Beneful Dog Food is making big headlines right now, the
pet food is linked to thousands of pet deaths and illnesses and is
involved in a class action lawsuit. Much is unknown, but there are some
things we do know. Here is a close look at Beneful and some reminders of
complaints TruthaboutPetFood.com has received over the years linked to
this dog food.
Monsanto for President 2016! A genetically modified candidate to free us
from the Constitution
(NaturalNews) A new YouTube video lampooning the 2016 presidential race
"urges" Americans to vote for "Monsanto" for president, the global
biotech corporation responsible for the lion's share of the world's
genetically modified foods. "Hi, we're Monsanto...
February 26, 2015 - Today in History:
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act.
1870 - In New York City, the first pneumatic-powered subway line was
opened to the public.
1907 - The U.S. Congress raised their own pay to $7500.
1919 - In Arizona, the Grand Canyon was established as a National Park
with an act of the U.S. Congress.
1929 - U.S. President Coolidge signed a bill creating the Grand Teton
1930 - New York City installed traffic lights.
1933 - A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Crissy Field for the
Golden Gate Bridge.
1945 - In the U.S., a nationwide midnight curfew went into effect.
1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain
had developed an atomic bomb.
1987 - The Tower Commission rebuked U.S. President Reagan for failing to
control his national security staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra
1987 - The U.S.S.R. conducted its first nuclear weapons test after a
19-month moratorium period.
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announced on Baghdad Radio that
Iraqi troops were being withdrawn from Kuwait.
1993 - 6 people were killed and more than a 1000 injured when a van
exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in NYC.
The bomb had been built by Islamic extremists.
1998 - In Oregon, a health panel rules that taxpayers must help to pay
for doctor-assisted suicides.
2002 - In Rome, Italy, a bomb exploded near the Interior Ministry. No
injuries were reported.
2009 - The Pentagon reversed its 18-year policy of not allowing media
to cover returning war dead. The reversal allowed some media coverage
with family approval.
2012 - Trayon Martin, 17, was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., during an
altercation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said
he'd acted in self-defense. (Zimmerman is awaiting trial on a charge of
Report: Saudi Arabia Would Lend Israel Air Space for Strike on Iran
Blacklisted News - Saudi Arabian officials told European lawmakers
during private talks that they may be willing to cooperate with Israel
on the Iranian nuclear issue, and could even allow the Israeli Air Force
to use its air space for a possible air strike on Iranian nuclear
Russian Embassy Says Reuters Pakistan Bureau Chief Died of Asphyxiation
Sputnik News - Reuters' bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan,
Russian national Maria Golovnina, died of asphyxia, the causes of the
suffocation are being investigated, according to a spokesman for
Russia's Embassy in Islamabad Alexey Lipeyev.
Bitcoin revolution could be the next internet, says Bank of England
The Telegraph - The Bank of England has unveiled analysis of
cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that suggests electronic money could cause
a tectonic shift in the payments industry.
European court rules environmental groups can't legally oppose EU
institutions; only corporations get a say
(NaturalNews) In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice ruled
that environmental non-governmental organizations and other NGOs possess
no right to file actions with the court, meaning they cannot legally
oppose any European Union institution -- though profiteering global
corporations have had, and will continue to have, access to court.
Fukushima fishermen ‘absolutely shocked’ at TEPCO failing to report leak
for 10 months
RT - The operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant
has been strongly criticized for neglecting to report a radioactive leak
for 10 months, after it admitted to doing so because of an ongoing
investigation. On Tuesday it was revealed that a drainage ditch which
receives runoff water from the highly-contaminated roof of Sector 2 was
transporting water rich in cesium together with rain into the sea, and
that the leak had been discovered back in May.
Iran Televises Major Naval Drill Against Fake US Aircraft Carrier In
Zero Hedge - The nationally televised show of force by the country's
elite Revolutionary Guard comes just weeks ahead of a deadline for Iran
and world powers to forge a historic deal on the fate of the Islamic
Republic's nuclear program. Iranian live-fire war games are not
uncommon. But by simulating for the first time an attack on the ultimate
symbol of American naval power, hard-liners hoped to send a message that
Iran has no intention of backing down to the U.S. — whichever way talks
over its contested nuclear program go.
Russia to help Cyprus overcome crisis aftermath – Putin
RT - Russia will continue to help Cyprus to gets over its debt crisis
said President Putin after talks with Cyprus President Nicos
Anastasiades in the Kremlin. Moscow has already provided the country
with a €2.5 billion loan. "Russia will continue to provide assistance to
Cyprus in liquidating the aftermath of the debt crisis,” Vladimir Putin
said. Russia has already given Cyprus a €2.5 billion stabilization loan
on favorable terms, the president added.
Ukraine Enters Hyperinflation: Currency Trading Halted, "Soon We Will
Walk Around With Suitcases For Cash"
Zero Hedge - The Ukraine central bank tried to call a halt on Wednesday
by banning banks from buying foreign currency on behalf of their clients
for the rest of this week. Although banks could still trade with each
other, by mid-morning there were no registered trades at any rate,
leaving the currency in limbo. A construction worker exchanging dollars
at a kiosk in a grocery shop in return for a bag filled with thousands
of hryvnia, laughed and told shoppers: "Soon we will have to walk around
with suitcases for cash, like in the 1990s."
Putin slams Kiev’s gas cutoff to Donetsk
Press TV - Putin said Wednesday that cutting off gas supplies to the
people in Donetsk region, who have already been hit by huge plights such
as hunger and displacement, bears the hallmarks of genocide. “It's not
enough that there's already hunger there, and the OSCE (the Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe) has reported a humanitarian
catastrophe, but then to switch off their gas supplies too! What do you
call that? That already smacks of genocide,” Putin said during a meeting
with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades in Moscow.
Israel cuts off electricity to thousands of West Bank Palestinians
LA Times - Israel's electric company cut off power Monday to more than
700,000 Palestinians in two major West Bank cities and nearby villages,
and warned that more outages are coming if Palestinian officials don't
pay millions of dollars in outstanding debt. [...] Israel has frozen
more than $240 million in tax revenues it had collected on behalf of the
Palestinian Authority in the last two months, leaving an already
cash-strapped government unable to even pay full salaries for its
180,000 civil servants.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama: ‘Consequences’ for ICE Officials Who Don’t Follow
Weekly Standard - President Obama warned workers at the U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive
amnesty, or else. He made the comments in a town hall event on
immigration on MSNBC.
Top State Department Official Arrested and Charged With
Soliciting Sex From a Minor
Townhall - A senior State Department official has been arrested,
charged and booked to the Washington D.C. jail after allegedly
soliciting sex from a minor over the internet. The official,
Daniel Rosen, is in charge of counterterrorism operations.
Powerful “stingrays” used to go after 911 hangup, ATM burglary
Ars Technica - Newly released records show that Florida law
enforcement agencies have been using stingrays thousands of
times since at least 2007 to investigate crimes as small as a
911 hangup. They also seemingly obliquely refer to stingrays in
police reports as “electronic surveillance measures,” or even as
a “confidential informant.”
FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make
Wired - The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers
and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually
anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and
convenience of his or her own home. But first, those tools have
to get to customers’ homes. That’s going to be difficult for at
least one new machine with the potential to make homemade
firearms, because FedEx is refusing to deliver it.
Kerry Makes It Clear: Obama Wants Authority to Deploy Ground
Troops in Iraq and Syria
Common Dreams - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on
Tuesday that the Obama administration is, in fact, seeking
approval for the deployment of ground troops to participate in
combat operations against Islamic State forces. At a Senate
Appropriations Committee hearing on Tuesday, Kerry clarified the
administration's position for boots-on-the-ground soldiers
outlined in President Obama's proposed authorization for the use
of military force (AUMF), submitted to Congress earlier this
Secret Service conducting drone exercises in U.S. capital region
Washington Post - The Secret Service on Tuesday announced plans
for conducting drone exercises in the Washington, D.C., area,
but the agency provided few details about the program and
declined to answer basic questions about it. The agency’s brief
announcement, just two paragraphs and 76 words long, said
exercises will take place “in the coming days and weeks” in
“normally flight restricted areas.” It did not specify dates,
times or locations for the exercises.
Gutierrez: WH May Implement Executive Amnesty in 24 States That
Didn’t Join Lawsuit
Breitbart - A majority of states (26) joined the lawsuit that
led to a federal judge (Andrew Hanen) issuing an injunction
against Obama’s executive amnesty last week. The Obama
administration complied with the injunction, did not accept
applications for Obama’s executive amnesty, and asked Hanen for
a stay before it files an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of
Appeals. But the White House, according to Gutierrez, is
deciding whether it has the legal authority to launch its
executive amnesty program in the 24 other states and the
District of Columbia before the lawsuit is resolved.
Feds Threaten D.C. Officials with Prison If they Go Through with
Pot Legalization on Thursday
Free Thought Project - In a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel E.
Bowser, two Republican congressmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah),
chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,
and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the appropriations
subcommittee that handles D.C.’s budget, ominously warned not to
move forward with legalization in the District, claiming that to
do so would be a violation of federal law.
Minnesota State Senator Proposes A “None Of The Above” Option On
Star Tribune - If a Minnesota state senator gets his wish, a
faceless and nameless force would give political candidates
extra reason to sweat at election time. They'd have to compete
against "None of the Above," with the threat of a new election
featuring all-new candidates if that option prevails.... "This
would give people an opportunity to really make a strong
statement in rebuke of the present dynamic. It would be an
honest check on the two-party system," said the first-term
senator from Andover who at times has clashed openly with his
own party. "This gives people a chance to legitimately voice
Exclusive: FBI Tries to Flip Open Carry Activist After Arrest at
Mikael Thalen - An open carry activist and military veteran
speaking exclusively with Infowars says federal agents told him
to “be quiet” for a year or face federal charges after being
arrested by Department of Homeland Security agents at a
political rally in Spokane, Washington.
100 Reasons Why Janet Yellen Should Be Freaking Out About ''Audit the
Michael Snyder - Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of
Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve
for the first time since it was created. If the Fed is doing everything
correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed? What does she have to hide?
IRS will allow people to keep extra money from ObamaCare tax error
The Hill - People who received incorrect tax information from ObamaCare
will be allowed to keep the extra money in their refunds and will not
have to refile their taxes, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. The
Obama administration announced last week that 800,000 people signed up
for ObamaCare had received incorrect tax information. Most of those
people will be receiving a corrected form in the mail early next month,
and are being asked to delay filing their taxes until then.
H&R Block: Half of Obamacare Enrollees Owe the IRS
Breitbart - A release put out by the consumer tax preparation company
says that 53 percent of those signed up for insurance through Obamacare
received too much subsidy support during the year. As a result,
Obamacare consumers owe the IRS an average of $530, which is deducted
from any refund to which they were entitled.
Bad for Business: After NSA Hack China Stops Buying Major US Tech Brands
Sputnik News - China has been axing major US technology companies from
its government purchasing list in favor of local brands. Some analysts
believe fears over NSA spy technology could be to blame.
Researchers develop cloud-seeding drones to automatically manipulate
(NaturalNews) A team of meteorologists with Nevada's Desert Research
Institute in Reno are creating a "first-of-its-kind drone to take the
seeding process high in the sky," according to a recent report by CBS
San Francisco. The drones are expected to carry out "cloud seeding," a
practice that can reportedly generate 10 percent more rain during a
storm, a controversial operation that some say is toxic to humans and
Socialist Architect Behind FCC’s Net Neutrality: Let’s Eliminate
Kit Daniels - The FCC’s proposed “Net Neutrality” regulations
grew out of the work of a socialist professor who wants to take
control of the Internet out of private hands by declaring it a
“public utility.” The professor, Dr. Robert McChesney of the
University of Illinois, founded the socialist thinktank Free
Press in 2002, which receives funding from billionaire activist
VIDEO: Soros, Ford shovel $196 million to ‘net neutrality’
groups, staff to White House
Washington Examiner - Liberal philanthropist George Soros and
the Ford Foundation have lavished groups supporting the
administration’s “net neutrality” agenda, donating $196 million
and landing proponents on the White House staff, according to a
new report. And now, as the Federal Communications Commission
nears approving a type of government control over the Internet,
the groups are poised to declare victory in the years-long
fight, according to the report from MRC Business, an arm of the
conservative media watchdog, the Media Research Center.
If the FCC’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan is So Great, Why Can’t Anyone
Paul Joseph Watson - If the FCC’s plan to “protect” net
neutrality and reign in the power of greedy corporations is so
fantastic, then why haven’t its 332 pages been released for
public consumption? In a vote tomorrow [2/26/15], the Federal
Communications Commission is expected to reclassify the Internet
as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications
Act. Despite this mammoth change in the function of the web, no
Congressional debate took place, no bills were introduced and no
legislation was signed. The vast majority of Americans are
unaware that this is even taking place since the news networks
are offering scant coverage.
Why ‘Net Neutrality’ is a Trojan Horse For Obama’s Web Takeover
Stop the Obamanet - the government takeover of the Internet will
start this week phone #'s and emails here
Daily Paul - First there was Obamacare, we are now about to get
the Obamanet shoved down our throats. Call your senator and
house members and tell them to keep the Internet free, and no to
the Obamanet. Government control of the Internet will be a
disaster and will soon lead to government control of our speech
First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
The Guardian - A surgeon says full-body transplants could become
a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin,
Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to
a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the
operation are not far off. Canavero hopes to assemble a team to
explore the radical surgery in a project he is due to launch at
a meeting for neurological surgeons in Maryland this June.
MMR vaccines actually spread measles and cause permanent immune damage,
(NaturalNews) Dr. Robert Rowen was fortunate enough to have grown up
before the advent of MMR, emphasizing that he was "blessed" to have had
natural measles, as well as chickenpox, rubella, mumps and various other
conditions as a child.... If Dr. Rowen had been vaccinated with MMR like
most children are today, however, he may not have been so fortunate.
After the "plastic" immunity, as he calls it, wore off from the vaccine,
he would have had a much higher risk of developing and spreading measles
and other conditions as an adult, all of which tend to be far more
severe later in life.
Standing increases longevity and builds telomeres
(NaturalNews) Research has now shown that standing instead of sitting
can prevent telomere shortening. Circuit training is also recommended,
but actually the time you spend on your feet may be more important that
time spent exercising, as far as telomere length protection is
concerned. Researchers conclude that sitting down is a "new health
hazard of our time," and that exercise and standing up prevents telomere
Johnson & Johnson Loses Trial Over Risperdal And Male Breasts
WSJ - In a setback to Johnson & Johnson, a Philadelphia jury decided the
health care giant must pay $2.5 million in damages for failing to warn
that its Risperdal antipsychotic could cause gynecomastia, which is
abnormal development of breasts in males. The lawsuit was brought by the
family of an autistic boy who took the drug in 2002 and later developed
size 46 DD breasts, according to a lawyer for the family.
VIDEO: CRE Superbug Outbreaks Reveal The Lack Of Proper Sanitation in
Natural Society - One major media outlet recently reported that CRE
cases have now been identified in 42 states. The number of hospitals and
nursing homes which have experienced CRE outbreaks grows by the day. CRE
stands for Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae which “are
gram-negative bacteria that are nearly resistant to the carbapenem class
of antibiotics, considered the ‘drug of last resort’ for such
infections. Experts fear CRE as the new ‘superbug.’ The bacteria can
kill up to half of patients who get bloodstream infections. These
superbugs are referred to as “nightmare bacteria” even by the head of
the CDC, Tom Frieden.
February 25, 2015 - Today in History:
1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S.
President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record.
1836 - Samuel Colt received U.S. Patent No. 138 (later 9430X) for a
1901 - The United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan.
1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It
authorized a graduated income tax.
1919 - The state of Oregon became the first state to place a tax on
gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per gallon.
1933 - The aircraft carrier Ranger was launched. It was the first ship
in the U.S. Navy to be designed and built from the keel up as an
1948 - Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia.
1956 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin
in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow.
1972 - Germany gave a $5 million ransom to Arab terrorist who had
hijacked a jumbo jet.
1986 - Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines
after 20 years of rule after a tainted election.
1999 - William King was sentenced to death for the racial murder of
James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX. 2 other men were later convicted
for their involvement.
2005 - Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill)
serial killings in Wichita, KS. He later pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to 10 life prison terms.
Former NATO Intel Officer Blames US for Ukraine Crisis
Sputnik News - A former NATO intelligence analyst has said that the
crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 30 years when the United
States "deliberately sabotaged" relations between Europe and Russia. The
current crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 1986, when the
United States saw an opportunity to model itself as the new single world
superpower at the close of the Cold War and saw friendly Russian
overtures to Western Europe as a threat.
US armor paraded 300m from Russian border
RT - NATO member Estonia has held a military parade in border town of
Narva, just 300 meters from the Russian border. Tallinn is a long-time
critic of Moscow, which it accuses of having an aggressive policy
towards the Baltic nation. Tuesday’s military parade was dedicated to
Estonia's Independence Day. Chief military commander Lt. Gen. Riho
Terras headed the troops as President Toomas Hendrik Ilves reviewed
Facebook frontline: Kiev calls up 'online army' amid information war
RT - A day after Ukraine announced it is joining the information war by
creating an 'online army,' the Information Policy Ministry entered into
its first controversy. It has reportedly called on bloggers to create
accounts to spread information useful to Kiev. The ministry has begun
accepting applications from people wanting to join the online army. Once
users are registered, they reportedly receive instructions on how to
'True story!' MSM spins theory that Putin hijacked MH370 and landed it
RT - Anti-Russia propaganda over Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was bad
enough. Now one CNN aviation analyst is blaming Russia for the missing
MH370 plane as well – and the Western press is eating it up.... One of
the aviation experts consulted by CNN during the MH370 coverage has now
claimed that Russia hijacked the plane. In a lengthy feature for New
York magazine, Jeff Wise proposed a theory that MH370 was hijacked by
Vladimir Putin (who else?) and landed at the “slowly crumbling” Baikonur
Top Secret? Jordan Furious After Pentagon Reveals Anti-ISIL Training
Sputnik News - The Pentagon has altered records to try and cover up its
disclosure that one of its training camps to battle Islamic State
militants is located in Jordan – information Jordan had requested be
kept private. The slip happened last week as a Pentagon officer briefed
reporters on condition of anonymity. In an effort to hide the screw-up,
the Pentagon has since redacted any mention of the training camp from
its public records, the Washington Times reported.
E. Ukraine artillery withdrawal focus of FMs meeting – as Poroshenko
buys UAE weapons
RT - While the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine
were meeting in Paris to talk about the Eastern Ukraine peace
settlement, it was revealed that the Ukrainian president has struck a
deal on arms supplies from the UAE. The four ministers agreed on the
need for the ceasefire to be respected, as well as on the need to extend
the OSCE mission in Eastern Ukraine, reinforcing it with more funding,
personnel and equipment.
Western "Boots On The Ground" In Ukraine: Britain Sends 75 "Military
Advisers" To Combat "Russia-Backed Aggression"
Zero Hedge - In what we believe is the first touchdown of Western
'boots-on-the-ground' in Ukraine, Britain's David Cameron stated today
that British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine for the
first time in the next few weeks to provide advice and training to
government troops. As The Guardian reports, Britain would be “the
strongest pole in the tent”, and argued for tougher sanctions against
Moscow if Russian-backed militias in eastern Ukraine failed to observe
Turkey's Invasion Of Syria Shows Turkish Connection To ISIS; NATO Agenda
Brandon Turbeville - Turkey has now officially proven that Israel and
the United States are not the only nations that can brazenly violate the
sovereignty of other countries, Syria in particular, without fear of
reprisal due to NATO support and a blatant culture of aggression. The
Turkish invasion of Syrian soil on February 22 under the guise of
protecting and securing the tomb of Sulayman Shah is case in point.
Reports: ISIS Abducts 90 Assyrian Christians and Torches Churches
Breitbart - Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists have kidnapped dozens of
Christians in northern Syria. According to reports, some sources state
that as many as 90 were abducted from their homes near Tal Tamr.
Eurozone backs Greek reforms, enabling €172bn rescue extension
RT - Greece’s eurozone creditors have approved the reform plan it put
forward, which paves the way for the country's €172 billion bailout to
be extended until June. "National procedures for extension of the Greek
programme can begin," EU Euro Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said on
Twitter after a conference call Tuesday. Final approval will come from
the parliaments of several eurozone countries, the Eurogroup said.
Kiev cash-for-gas fail could cost EU its supply say Gazprom
RT - Russia will completely cut Ukraine off gas supplies in two days if
Kiev fails to pay for deliveries, which will create transit risks for
Europe, Gazprom has said. Ukraine has not paid for March deliveries and
is extracting all it can from the current paid supply, seriously risking
an early termination of the advance settlement and a supply cutoff,
Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller told journalists. The prepaid gas volumes
now stand at 219 million cubic meters.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate GOP looks for Plan B to avoid Homeland Security shutdown
RT - As the GOP searches for ways to avoid a shutdown of the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Senate Republicans have
proposed voting on a bill to fund the agency which does not void
President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden
The Guardian - The Chicago police department operates an
off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable
to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what
lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
Montana House Judiciary Committee pushes back against "Agenda
KXLF - Monday, Montana's House Judiciary Committee entered the
debate, endorsing a bill resisting Agenda 21 — disregarding
testimony describing the issue as a conspiracy theory tied to
Montana's anti-government militia movement. House Bill 583,
sponsored by MT Rep. Randall Pinocci (R-Sun River) passed the
committee on an 11-10 vote.
Secret TSA Program Quizzes Travelers Returning to U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - Activist Jonathan Corbett has lifted the
lid on a chilling and hitherto secret TSA program which mandates
that airlines operating outside of the U.S. conduct invasive
security interviews of travelers before allowing them to return
Nearly 80-Year-Old Grandma With Cupcakes Brutalized by School
Activist Post - A Clovis Unified school cop nearly succeeded in
killing Mary Poole last April in Clovis, California, near
Fresno. If people didn't know any better, they would be
compelled to conclude that death for Mary was the officer's
goal. She is now filing a suit for the gratuitous manhandling
that resulted from her attempt to bring treats for her
grandchildren to have after school. She had been their legal
guardian for a number of years.
Sheriff’s Deputy Spearheads Program to Aid Local Homeless
Mikael Thalen- A sheriff’s deputy in Spokane County, Washington,
is making headlines for spearheading a new program that allows
him to aid the homeless during his shift. According to KREM
News, Deputy Randy Watts began developing the idea after
encountering a homeless man found sleeping below a building last
month. “One of the instances I had a transient that was sleeping
underneath a closed business,” Watts said. “So someone called in
a suspicious person. We contact that person, there’s no law
enforcement action necessary so then we turn to what can we do
to help him.”
Markets Rally as Yellen Signals No Imminent Interest Hike
Sputnik News - On Tuesday, chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet
Yellen said the regulator would not review its policies till
mid-year, sending global stocks to new record highs amidst
exacerbating concerns of a slowdown of the world’s economy.
Why Does Maryland Have The Most Millionaires Per Capita? The
Answer Might Make You Angry
Economic Collapse - The fat cats in Washington D.C. are living
the high life, and they are doing it at your expense. Over the
past decade, there has been one area of the country which has
experienced a massive economic boom. Thanks to wildly out of
control government spending, the Washington D.C. region is
absolutely swimming in cash. In fact, at this point the state of
Maryland has the most millionaires per capita in the entire
nation and it isn’t even close.
Some Governors want to Cut Taxes for the Rich and Increase Taxes
for the Poor
AllGov - GOP Governors Paul LePage of Maine, John Kasich of
Ohio, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and several others are
considering raising so-called consumption taxes, such as those
imposed on sales of cigarettes, gasoline, even haircuts and
movie tickets, to generate more revenue for their state budgets.
At the same time, they want to slash income taxes, which would
benefit wealthy taxpayers the most.
Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill
Washington Post - President Obama vetoed a bill authorizing the
controversial Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, carrying out a
threat to reject one of the first measures the Republican-led
Congress sent to the president's desk.
TransCanada ‘Fully Committed’ to Building Keystone Despite Obama
Ex-FCC Chief “Shocked” by Feds’ Attempt to Regulate Internet
Paul Joseph Watson - Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell told
CNBC today that he was shocked by the federal agency’s rush to
regulate the Internet as a vote looms on a 332 page plan that
remains secret. "The order goes far beyond protecting net
neutrality which was the original purpose and in fact introduces
a new regulatory regime for the Internet,” said Powell, adding
“I think it’s fair to say we are shocked.” Powell downplayed
concerns made by net neutrality advocates about ISPs blocking or
throttling content, asserting, “They’ve never done any of the
things that net neutrality purports to be protecting.”
Spotify exec: We collect an ‘enormous amount of data on what
people are listening to, where, and in what context’
VentureBeat - The Internet radio service knows a great deal
about its users’ behavior thanks to ‘enormous’ amounts of data
it collects. And its free users are almost as profitable as its
premium users.... [Vice president of North American advertising
Brian] Benedik explained that thanks to the data it has on its
users, both from those who register directly through the service
and from those who sign in using Facebook Connect, it knows a
lot about users’ age, gender, and location. “All that
first-party data is wonderful,” he said. “We can follow a
listening from the desktop to” other devices.
Blind man describes joy at seeing wife for first time in decade
thanks to 'bionic eye'
The Telegraph - A blind man from Minnesota has described his joy
at seeing his wife for the first time in a decade after doctors
fitted him with a “bionic eye” implant. Video released by the
Mayo Clinic showed the surprise, excitement and delight spread
across Allen Zderad's face as he turned to his wife, Carmen,
after he put on the adapted sunglasses that operate with the
implant.... Mr Zderad’s new vision is far from normal as he only
sees flashes of black and white light shapes rather than colours,
features and finer detail.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
GMOs Are Destroying Heirloom Seeds and Our Food Security
Aaron Dykes - A report from Baker Creek Heirloom Rare Seed's
catalog explains how the genetic engineering of crops is having
real life consequences for business, as well as food security.
Just from the perspective of a medium sized business, Baker
Creek and its partners in the seed industry have lost literally
hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of GMO corn
contamination.... Those varieties, most of which were hand
passed down through countless generations, have now been lost –
forever, unless a clean source is found and recovered.
Taking birth control pills more than doubles brain tumor risk in
(NaturalNews) Danish researchers have discovered that taking a
birth control pill for over five years can more than double the
risk of developing a rare form of brain cancer, glioma. The
experts analyzed over 300 women who had been diagnosed with
glioma over the course of nine years, ultimately discovering
that the women who were using progestogen-only birth control
methods had a brain tumor risk that was 2.4 times higher than
that of the control group.
Nestle Drops Artificial Colors and Flavors – But Still Wants to
Own the Water
Natural Society - In what I’d consider a tactically-influenced
move, mega-food corporation Nestle has recently announced that
it would phase out artificial flavors and colors from some of
its candy bars by 2015. This move will make many consumers happy
as it seemingly hits a note of health-consciousness, but a
company who wants to control the world’s water supply probably
isn’t driven by consumer’s desires.
20 Things I Wish Vaccine Junkies Would Admit
Natural Blaze - Not all of the diseases we vaccinate children
for are serious or appropriate. Many of them are a matter of
inconvenience and some are for manufactured epidemics: Hep B,
HPV, chickenpox, flu. This isn’t to minimize the rare adult or
child death from chickenpox but that number is 1/40th of the
deaths from vaccine-induced SIDS....
The Scary Facts Most Parents Don’t Know About Vaccine Injury
VacTruth - Vaccine injures and adverse reactions are massively
under-reported, as admitted by the Centers for Disease Control.
Estimates show that only one to ten percent of vaccine injuries
and deaths are actually filed with the government. In the United
States, the government has created a database to keep track of
hundreds of kinds of reactions to vaccinations, including
fevers, soreness, seizures, swelling of the brain, arthritis,
Study: Fluoride Can Harm the Thyroid … Leading to Depression,
Fatigue and Weight Gain
Washington's Blog - Fluoride could be causing depression and
weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water
to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned. A study of 98
per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of
underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the
greatest fluoridation.... Indeed, doctors in Europe and South
America used to prescribe fluoride to reduce thyroid function in
patients with over-active thyroids. The doses prescribed were
around the same as are now added to many water supplies.
New Study: Soda Ingredient Poses Cancer Risk to Millions of
Paul Joseph Watson - A new study carried out by the Johns
Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) has found that
millions Americans who consume soda every day are putting
themselves at risk of developing cancer as a result of an
ingredient contained in many soft drinks. 4-Methylimidazole,
commonly known as 4-MEI, is a coloring used by soft drink makers
to give their beverages that distinctive dark hue. It can be
found in many popular soft drinks, including Pepsi, Coca-Cola
and Diet Cola.
School Lunch Program Promotes Obesity
Green Med Info - The Johns Hopkins researchers found that in
schools where the regulations have been implemented, meals
contained over 54% carbohydrates. The majority of those carbs
were processed. Many of the required foods like fruit consisted
of sugary canned fruit, fruit juices, and sugary flavored milk.
Those processed carbs are more easily converted to sugar and
raise insulin levels that can lead to weight gain.
7 Powerful Herbs That Dissolve Uric Acid Crystal Naturally
Natural News Blogs - Uric acid crystals can form within the body
from unusually high levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid
is one of the final products in the protein breakdown of purines
from foods. The body normally gets rid of excess circulating
uric acid through urine excretion. However, some people develop
hyperuricemia, where they retain high levels of uric acid that
The Importance of Organic Carpet Cleaners
Global Healing Center - Most of the popular brands of carpet
cleaners that are sold in stores can be quite harmful to us
because they are made with chemical solvents that are very
similar to the ones used by dry cleaners. The most common carpet
cleaners give off powerfully strong odors that can aggravate a
number of chronic respiratory conditions and allergies.
Don't Feed This to Your Puppy - Could Lead to Painful Hip
Dr. Becker - Being overweight or obese puts tremendous stress on
a dog’s frame, which often results in permanent damage to
tendons and ligaments. To maintain a good weight and be
optimally healthy, your dog should be fed a nutritionally
balanced, species-appropriate diet. Carbohydrate-based diets,
including those marketed as “weight management” or low fat, are
not appropriate nutrition for dogs. Not only do carbs put weight
on your pet, they also promote inflammation, which is the last
thing a dog with an inflammatory joint problem like arthritis
VIDEO: 27 Minutes of Truth You Won't See on Mainstream TV
Activist Post - On today's episode of Breaking The Set, Abby
Martin discusses several vital topics that would be
career-killers for so-called journalists on other news channels.
This video is 27 minutes of truth you won't see anywhere on
establishment media. Abby crushes warmongering lies by McCain
and Netanyahu, exposes how Hillary Clinton is owned by corporate
tyrants, she interviews Mike Papantonio on Big Pharma misconduct
and CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou. Great show!
February 24, 2015 - Today in History:
1803 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final interpreter
of all constitutional issues.
1857 - The first shipment of perforated postage stamps was received by
the U.S. Government.
1863 - Arizona was organized as a territory.
1866 - In Washington, DC, an American flag made entirely of American
bunting was displayed for the first time.
1868 - The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew
Johnson due to his attempt to dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
The U.S. Senate later acquitted Johnson.
1903 - In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an area was leased to the U.S. for a
1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns
for sporting use for the wartime effort.
1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.
1945 - During World War II, the Philippine capital of Manilla, was
liberated by U.S. soldiers.
1983 - A U.S. congressional commission released a report that condemned
the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
2007 - The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution expressing
"profound regret" for the state's role in slavery.
2008 - Cuba's parliament named Raul Castro president. His brother Fidel
had ruled for nearly 50 years.
US arming Kiev would ‘explode’ situation in E. Ukraine – Russian Foreign
RT - If the US were to supply Ukraine with ammunition and weapons, it
would “explode the whole situation” in eastern Ukraine and Russia would
be forced to respond “appropriately,” Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister
Sergey Ryabkov said. It would be a major blow to the Minsk agreements
and would explode the whole situation,” TASS quoted Ryabkov as saying.
Moscow would not be able to remain indifferent “to such provocative
actions,” he added. “We’ll have to respond appropriately.”
Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL
Fars News - "The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense
Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and
have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the
committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the
Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of
Iraq. He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in
this regard. The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the
government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and
security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led
coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in
Despite US/Israel Demands, 'Isolated' Russia Offers Iran Advanced
Zero Hedge - With proxy wars mounting and "isolated" Russia ratifying
The BRICS Bank this week, we are sure Washington is preparing to
double-down on 'costs' (to Europeans) as Reuters reports, Russia has
offered Iran its latest Antey-2500 missiles (ironically after a deal to
supply less powerful S-300 missiles was dropped under Western pressure
in 2010). While the United States and Israel lobbied Russia to block the
missile sale, the head of Russian state defense conglomerate, Sergei
Chemezov, says, "as far as Iran is concerned, we offered Antey-2500
instead of S-300. They are thinking. No decision has been made yet."
Ten Banks, Including JPM, Goldman, Deutsche, Barclays, SocGen And UBS,
Probed For Gold Rigging
Zero Hedge - According to the WSJ, "prosecutors in the Justice
Department’s antitrust division are scrutinizing the price-setting
process for gold, silver, platinum and palladium in London, while the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission has opened a civil investigation,
these people said. The agencies have made initial requests for
information, including a subpoena from the CFTC to HSBC Holdings PLC
related to precious-metals trading, the bank said in its annual report
Monday. Who is involved in this latest gold-rigging scandal? Why
"Do As I Say, Not As I Do" HSBC's 'Reforming' CEO Sheltered Millions In
Swiss Bank Accounts
Zero Hedge - Amid new money-laundering allegations against HSBC's Swiss
arm, The Guardian reports that leaked files show that CEO Stuart
Gulliver sheltered US$7.6 million in a Swiss account through a
Saudi Newspaper Claims Islamic State May Get Libya’s Chemical Weapons
Kurt Nimmo - WMDs effectively drum up public consensus for war even when
they do not exist. More than a year ago The New York Times reported the
last of Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi’s chemical arms had been destroyed. The
U.S. and Libya “used a transportable oven technology to destroy hundreds
of bombs and artillery rounds filled with deadly mustard agent, which
American officials had feared could fall into the hands of terrorists,”
the newspaper reported on February 2, 2014.
The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the world of espionage
Al Jazeera - A digital leak to Al Jazeera of hundreds of secret
intelligence documents from the world's spy agencies has offered an
unprecedented insight into operational dealings of the shadowy and
highly politicised realm of global espionage. Over the coming days, Al
Jazeera's Investigative Unit is publishing The Spy Cables, in
collaboration with The Guardian newspaper. Spanning a period from 2006
until December 2014, they include detailed briefings and internal
analyses written by operatives of South Africa's State Security Agency (SSA).
Netanyahu Lied to UN about Iranian Nuclear Program, Mossad Files Show
US Government, Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push GMOs on Unwilling
Sustainable Pulse - US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation,
and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African
nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically
Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate Democrats Block DHS Funding Bill For A Fourth Time
Breitbart - Senate Democrats blocked debate on a Department of
Homeland Security funding bill for a fourth time on Monday. Last
month, the House passed a DHS appropriations bill that also
defunds President Obama’s executive amnesty. Senate Democrats
have prevented consideration of the bill because it contains
provisions blocking Obama’s actions.
“Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?” Last Time Homeland Security
Was Threatened with Budget Cuts, America Suffered a Terror
Mac Slavo - Threat advisories have been circulated about a
possible terror attack on the Mall of America in Minnesota. And
now the Somali-based al-Shabaab has announced plans to target
shopping centers in the UK, Canada and the United States. Is
there something in the works? Who knows… Secretary of the
Deparment of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has admitted that
there actually is no specific threat concerning malls anywhere
in the nation, but yet the fear has been sown. Nevertheless,
there may be a threat to America.
Where’s the Money? Vermont Auditor Reports Jonathan Gruber
Overbilled State by At Least $48,000, Calls in Attorney General
Breitbart - The auditor of the state of Vermont is raising
serious questions about Jonathan Gruber's billing practices. The
architect of ObamaCare may have pocked tens of thousands of
dollars he said he paid to research assistants.
Obama-Nominated Judge: New Illegal Immigrants Must Be Released
Daily Caller - A federal judge has ordered the federal
government to grant U.S. civil rights to illegals who are caught
at the border, and to release all migrants except for those who
may endanger Americans. The migrants “may have legitimate claims
to asylum … [and] their presence here may become permanent …
[so] that they are entitled to the protection of the Due Process
Clause, especially when it comes to deprivations of liberty,”
said the judge, who was nominated by President Barack Obama.
My Son is Dead Because the Concept of Borders Is Dead
Breitbart - A grieving Texas father told Breitbart Texas, “my
son is dead because the concept of borders is dead.” Spencer
Golvach was senselessly murdered by an illegal alien who had
been deported a number of times after being convicted of
committing crimes, including as law enforcement officers now
tell us, crimes of violence. Golvach was shot in the head on
January 31st while sitting in his car waiting for a stoplight to
change. Golvach’s father said he wants the “boomerang” of
deportation and illegal reentry into the country to be stopped.
Dozens of Cities Host “Welcoming Committees” For Illegals
Kit Daniels - The cities are partnering with a group called
“Welcoming America” which helps illegals find employment and
housing while “helping people who were born in this country
understand and appreciate their new neighbors.” On Monday, the
group worked with the Austin, Texas, Commission on Immigrant
Affairs to organize a “Welcoming City Summit” with speeches on
“executive action and the future potential of immigration
reform” and “career pathways for new Americans.”
Montana Law-Makers Propose Anti-Police-Militarization Bill
Free Thought Project - The legislation, introduced by Rep.
Nicholas Schwaderer, would put limit on the type of military
equipment that could be transferred to state and local police
under the federal 1033 program. In addition, the bill will audit
the current inventory and require a strict regiment of
oversight. Local and state police agencies would be barred from
receiving long-range acoustic devices (LRAD), grenade launchers,
explosives (including grenades and flash-bangs), silencers,
tanks, and armored or weaponized drones.
Cops Fire 18 Bullets at Innocent Man Suffering From Mental
Illness, Paralyzing Him
Courthouse News - Police needlessly shot and paralyzed a man who
experienced a mental breakdown after being taken off
anti-psychotic medication, a lawsuit claims. John “Jack”
Morrison Raines III sued two health care centers, their
employees and insurance companies, and three Conway, Ark. police
officers on behalf of John Morrison Raines IV. The complaint
alleges medical malpractice, excessive force and negligence.
Jack Raines says Counseling Associates Inc. abruptly stopped
John Raines’ Clozapine prescription without a replacement to
treat his schizophrenia.
Shock Video: Police Tase Elderly Man With His Hands Up
Paul Joseph Watson - The clip, which was filmed by a family on
their way to Key West, shows cops yelling at people inside the
vehicle before the elderly man exits the passenger side of the
car with his hands up.... The cop grabs the man’s arm and orders
him to get down on the ground. Seconds later, a second officer
shouts, “Let him go,” before unleashing 50,000 volts of
electricity via his taser gun, despite the fact that the man had
his hands up and was clearly being compliant.
Democrat Lawmakers on Verge of Scrapping Vermont Background
Breitbart - Leading Democrats in Vermont are close to scrapping
a proposed background check requirement for all private gun
sales in Vermont. The requirement is supported by Michael
Bloomberg and has come under added scrutiny after his gun
control group–Everytown for Gun Safety–was forced to apologize
to Crossfire Arms in Mount Holly for listing the gun store as an
“unlicensed” Vermont gun seller.
A loophole in immigration law is costing thousands of American jobs
LA Times - Imagine getting a layoff notice, then being ordered to train
your replacement. That's what has happened to hundreds of information
technology employees at Southern California Edison. Since last summer,
Edison, which serves nearly 14 million customers, has been firing its
domestic IT workers and replacing them with outsourced employees from
India. In doing so, the utility is exploiting a gaping loophole in
immigration law, which Congress has failed to close despite years of
warnings that it's costing thousands of American jobs.
14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For
The Coming Economic Crisis
Economic Collapse - When the coming economic crisis strikes, more than
half the country is going to be financially wiped out within weeks. At
this point, more than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to
paycheck, and a whopping 24 percent of the country has more credit card
debt than emergency savings.
Local bankers emerge as Fed ally in fight against audit bill
(Reuters) - Local bankers are joining the fight against a congressional
proposal to audit the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decisions, with more
expected to lobby against the bill if it gains traction in Washington.
Drones overhead in L.A.’s Valley are tracking mobile devices’ locations
VB - Since early February, several small drones flying around the San
Fernando Valley in Los Angeles have been determining mobile devices’
locations from Wi-Fi and cellular transmission signals. They are part of
an experiment by Singapore-based location marketing firm Adnear, which
has offices around the world. The firm told me that, to its knowledge,
this is the first time an adtech company has employed drones to collect
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015
Christina Sarich - “Non-GMO is More Profitable.” This is the rising
sentiment among farmers of the US as a confluence of factors urges them
to become pro-organic. From falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of
public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits,
higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay
for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing
his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.
75% of Air and Rain Samples Contain Monsanto’s Round Up
Christina Sarich - A new study proves just how invasive Monsanto’s best
selling chemicals are, revealing how herbicide toxins are appearing in
75% of rain and air samples. Take a deep breath. Thanks to the massive
use of herbicides across the planet, you likely just inhaled a dose of
Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Round Up – at least according to the
latest US Geological Survey published in the journal Enviromental
Toxicology and Chemistry.
The vaccine witch hunt is on: Arizona doctor under investigation
for not conforming
(NaturalNews) Dr. Jack Wolfson, is reportedly under
investigation by the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners
after he vocalized opposition to vaccines on national
television. The osteopathic physician and cardiologist became
like Daniel in the lion's den after appearing on CNN as a
counter-point to all the pro-vaccine propaganda currently in
circulation. Dr. Wolfson stood his ground even after being
baited into compromising his position on vaccines, landing him
as the latest target of the medical mafia's vociferous witch
hunt against any and all who resist its agenda.
How to kill Candida and balance gut flora in a week
(NaturalNews) People that suffer from an overabundance of yeast
like Candida, or any other type of fungal infection, need to cut
out sugars. This protocol has worked for many people, and it
works faster and better than any medication as long as the diet
is right, refined sugars are not ingested, and the body is not
filled with toxic pharmaceuticals. This includes vaccines.
Vaccinations have toxins in them that kill gut flora and weaken
the immune system.
Alabama Seizes 7 Children from Family After Child with Autism
Wandered to Neighbors
Health Impact News - An Alabama couple is afraid that they may
never get their children back. All 7 of their children were
taken by DHR (the state’s child protective services) after their
not-yet diagnosed child with autism began wandering off. It is
called “elopement” in the autism community, and is very common
in children diagnosed with autism, happening in 49% of these
kids, even in the best of homes and the most carefully guarded
of situations. It is scary, but experts say that it does not at
all reflect poor parenting.
Medical Tyranny in Action in Oregon: Doctor and Senator wants
Medical Freedom for herself, but Not Oregon Citizens
Health Impact News - As we have previously reported, the state
of Oregon wants to take away the right to informed consent and
vaccine choice and mandate vaccines for all children statewide.
The bill was introduced by Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, a State
Senator in Oregon who is also a medical doctor.
Almost 100 Percent Of Pregnant Women Test Positive For These
Four Groups Of Chemicals Including Some That Are Banned
Mae Chan - Four groups of chemicals are found in virtually 100
percent of all U.S. pregnant women, including some banned since
the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick
cookware, processed foods and personal care products. Not only
were the chemicals found in pregnant women tested but also in
amniotic fluid providing some of the best evidence to date of
The Toxic Terrain of the Airplane: 4 Steps to Traveling Clean
Green Med Info - Perhaps one of the biggest, unrecognized
sources of toxicity is travel. But the good news is there are
some simple things you can do to prevent harm.
February 23, 2015 - Today in History:
1792 - The Humane Society of Massachusetts was incorporated.
1836 - In San Antonio, TX, the siege of the Alamo began.
1839 - In Boston, MA, William F. Harnden organized the first express
service between Boston and New York City. It was the first express
service in the U.S.
1847 - Santa Anna was defeated at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico by
U.S. troops under Gen. Zachary.
1861 - U.S. President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in
Washington to take his office after an assassination attempt in
1861 - Texas became the 7th state to secede from the Union.
1870 - The state of Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.
1896 - The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
1904 - The U.S. acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10
1927 - The Federal Radio Commission began assigning frequencies, hours
of operation and power allocations for radio broadcasters. On July 1,
1934 the name was changed to the Federal Communications Commission
1945 - The 28th Regiment of the Fifth Marine Division of the U.S.
Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi. A photograph of these
Marines raising the American flag was taken.
1954 - The first mass vaccination of children against polio began in
1974 - The Symbionese Liberation Army demanded $4 million more for the
release of Patty Hearst. Hearst had been kidnapped on February 4th.
1991 - During the Persian Gulf War, ground forces crossed the border of
Saudi Arabia into the country of Iraq. Less than four days later the war
was over due to the surrender or withdraw of Iraqi forces.
1997 - Ali Hassan Abu Kamal, a Palestinian teacher, opened fire on the
86th-floor observation deck of New York City's Empire State Building. He
killed one person and wounded six more before killing himself.
1999 - White supremacist John William King was found guilty of
kidnapping and murdering James Byrd Jr. Byrd was dragged behind a truck
for two miles on a country road in Texas.
2005 - The New York, NY, city medical examiner's office announced that it
had exhausted all efforts to identify the remains of the people killed
at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, due to the limits of
DNA technology. About 1,600 people had been identified leaving more than
2011 - The Obama administration said it would no longer defend the
constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law banning
recognition of same-sex marriage.
France deploys aircraft carrier against ISIS in Iraq - ministry
RT - France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against
the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led
military campaign, French media report, citing government officials.
Interventionism Kills: Post-Coup Ukraine One Year Later
Ron Paul - It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup
overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not
only supported by US and EU governments — much of it was actually
planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it
is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its
current, seemingly hopeless situation.
Israel opens dams forcing hundreds of Gazans out of flooded houses says
RT - Over 80 houses have been flooded and hundreds of Palestinians
forced to evacuate after Israel reportedly opened the gates of several
dams on the border with the Gaza Strip, inundating the Gaza Valley in
waters up to 3 meters high.
Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar
RT - The documentary features a series of face-to-face meetings between
Berlin-based filmmaker Laura Poitras, who appeared to be on the US
Homeland Security “watch list” at one point, and the whistleblower
Snowden, who got in touch with Poitras last January when she was working
on a feature about surveillance in the post-9/11 era. "Every border you
cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial is in the hands of a
system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are not," Edward
Snowden warns in the documentary’s trailer.
Twisted new ISIS video shows 'Kurdish Peshmerga' fighters paraded in
cages through the streets and interviewed by their captors who hint
heavily that death awaits
Daily Mail - In the latest propaganda video from Islamic State, hostages
are paraded in cages through the packed streets of Iraq to cheers and
jeers. But in a cruel twist, the orange jumpsuit-clad prisoners are
interviewed by their captors - ahead of their presumably grim fate. The
nine-minute video allegedly shows 21 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, who are
paraded through the crowded streets of the Iraqi province of Kirkuk,
before being seemingly marched to their deaths. * Related:
Map that shows how terror group's tentacles now reach from Algeria to
Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank
RT - The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank
that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia,
Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of
the Western-led World Bank and the IMF. The New Development Bank is
expected to start fully functioning by the end of 2015, according to the
Russian Finance Ministry. Russia has agreed to provide $2 billion
dollars from the federal budget for the bank over the next seven years.
Greece Surrenders to Troika (Rejoins EU money men, SYRIZA campaign
pledges proved hollow)
Jack Blood - Instead of renouncing its odious debt and walking away,
Athens agreed to pay bankers first, maintain austerity, and let
long-suffering Greeks continue taking the hindmost… After weeks of
negotiations, Greece got what the Wall Street Journal called “a tenuous
agreement for a four-month extension of its bailout Friday removing
immediate concerns over a potential exit from Europe’s currency union
but setting the stage for more tense negotiations over the country’s
CIA Planted Doctored Blueprints of Iran Nuclear Program for U.N.
(Bloomberg) - International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in Vienna
will probably review intelligence they received about Iran as a result
of the revelations, said the two diplomats who are familiar with the
IAEA’s Iran file and asked not to be named because the details are
confidential. The CIA passed doctored blueprints for nuclear-weapon
components to Iran in February 2000, trial documents have shown.
Three-parent babies could risk the future of the human race, warn 55
Daily Express - The stern warning comes after MPs in Britain voted
overwhelmingly in favour of the controversial technique of mitochondrial
donation - which would allow children to be conceived with genetic
material from a trio of individuals. In a strongly worded letter to The
Times, the Italian Mps wrote that the legalisation of such a technique
“could have uncontrollable and unforeseeable consequences, affecting
future generations and modifying genetic heritage in an irreversible
way, inevitably affecting the human species as a whole”.
Fresh leak at Fukushima nuclear plant sees 70-fold radiation spike
RT - Another radioactive water leak in the sea has been detected at the
crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator TEPCO
announced. Contamination levels in the gutter reportedly spiked up 70
times over regular readings.... After the discovery, the gutter was
blocked to prevent leaks to the Pacific Ocean. Throughout Sunday,
contamination levels fell, but still measured 10 to 20 times more than
prior to the leak.
Top-secret military warning on Ebola biological weapon terror threat
The Guardian - Scientists at the top-secret military research unit at
Porton Down, Wiltshire, have been assessing the potential use of Ebola
as a bioterrorism weapon, according to confidential documents. A
three-page memo, marked ‘UK secret UK eyes only’, reveals that the unit,
where chemical, radiological and biological threats are analysed, was
tasked with evaluating whether terrorist organisations such as al-Qaida
and Islamic State (Isis) could use the deadly virus to attack western
U.S. News, Politics & Government
CAIR Praises DHS Report on Domestic ‘Right Wing’ Extremists
CNS News - Welcoming news that the Department of Homeland
Security is circulating an intelligence assessment on the threat
posed by “right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups,” the
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it’s now time
for security agencies to release a report on violence against
American Muslims and others of Middle Eastern or South Asian
John McCain: ‘I’m Ashamed Of My Country, I’m Ashamed Of My
President, I’m Ashamed Of Myself’
Daily Caller - Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said something on
CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday about the U.S.’s handling of the
ongoing standoff between Russia and Ukraine that surprised host
Bob Schieffer.... McCain was expressing his frustration with how
the U.S. and major European powers like France and Germany have
failed to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin’s advance on
Ukraine. “I believe that German chancellor and president of
France legitimized for the first time in 70 years the
dismemberment of a country in Europe. It’s shameful. Vladimir
Putin has not paid any price,” McCain said.
Obama’s New Pentagon Boss: We’re “Rethinking” the Occupation of
Kurt Nimmo - Obama’s recently confirmed Secretary of Defense,
Ashton Carter, a former Goldman Sachs adviser and member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, says the U.S. is “rethinking” its
troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Carter rendezvoused with U.S.
commanders, military and civilian leaders in Kabul on Saturday.
The meeting was unannounced. “We’re looking for success in
Afghanistan that is lasting,” he said ahead of a meeting with
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who says he wants the troop
America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years –
Washington's Blog - Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year
timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite
interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she
has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of
existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in
which the U.S. did not wage any wars.
FBI Director not Invited to Obama's Conference on Violent
AllGov - Obama administration officials said Comey wasn’t
invited because they didn’t want the conference to focus on law
enforcement. However law enforcement officials from other
countries, including Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s
Federal Security Service, the offspring of the KGB, did attend
the meeting in Washington.
Department Of Homeland Security Issues Warning After "Mall Of
America" Terror Threat
Zero Hedge - [...] the Department of Homeland Security, aka the
"Department of Fear", Jeh Johnson said that in a video the Al
Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Shabaab called for attacks on US
shopping malls, specifically citing the Minnesota mall, and that
the agency is taking this threat against the Mall of America
“very seriously” and that people should be “particularly
careful” when visiting the mall in Minnesota. It was unclear
just how being "careful" would protect one from ad hoc explosive
detonations and other mass murder event, but that's a bridge the
Department of Fear will cross when it gets to it.
35 things the media reported as FACTS that were later found to
be total lies
(NaturalNews) If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating
it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be
maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people
from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the
lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all
of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal
enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the
greatest enemy of the State.
6 Examples Of Modern-Day Orwellian 1984 Doublespeak
Paul A Philips - We can get some idea of those tell-tale signs
of deception by looking at the language of 'Orwellian
doublespeak' that's found its way into the modern-day
vernacular. It's definitely worth giving some serious
consideration but first allow me to explain with a little bit of
Cop Chains Innocent Man to Wall, Beats Him, Gouges Eyes After
Refusing to Confess to a Crime
Free Thought Project - In August of 2013 former detective
Rodolfo Gomez savagely beat Deron Love during an interrogation.
He was chained to the wall. Love, 27, was accused of killing his
7-month-old baby, a charge he would not confess to and one that
he would eventually beat. A year after being tortured by Gomez,
Love was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and
child neglect in the death of his infant son. Love’s innocence
was of no matter to Gomez who repeatedly compelled him to
‘Tiny houses’: California homelessness gets new $40 solution
RT - An Oakland artist is ingeniously battling homelessness in
Oakland, California: he builds small houses out of materials he
can find in the streets, with each edifice costing around forty
bucks. The tiny homes are made of pallets, bed boards, washing
machine doors, and other bizarre objects that catch Greg
Kloehn’s attention. Mr Kloehn first noticed that homeless people
built shelters from whatever they find in the street, and he
wanted to make a house like this.
Speaking Freely About Politics Can Cost You Your Job
NY Times - For private employees, who account for about 85
percent of the work force, the First Amendment’s guarantee
offers no protection from being fired for something you’ve said,
either in the workplace or outside of it, as on social media.
That’s because the amendment addresses actions by the government
to impede free speech, not by the private sector. And while
federal laws bar employers from firing workers because of such
variables as their race, religion and gender, there is no such
protection for political affiliation or activity.
IBM Watson Dehumanizing Veterans Care
Jefferey Jaxen - IBM, whose stock price has sunk to its lowest
in four years, has recently “announced a $1 billion investment
to establish the new Watson Group.” IBM’s Watson computer
processes large amounts of your information to make a better
decision for you. Watson is now embedded in the Department of
Veterans Affairs Data Center in Austin, Texas to “advise doctors
on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.” According to
their press release, the technology will “transform decision
making,” or said in a different way, if you are a Veteran in
need of care, IBM’s Watson will soon make the decision about
your health care for you.
Federal Reserve Insider Alan Greenspan Warns: There Will Be a
“Significant Market Event… Something Big Is Going To Happen”
Mac Slavo - Greenspan recently joined veteran resource analyst
Brien Lundin at the New Orleans Investment Conference to share
some of his thoughts. According to Lundin, the former Fed
chairman made it clear that the central bank is facing a serious
problem and one that will have significant ramifications in the
Superfish spyware: US urges Lenovo users to remove application
IB Times - The US Department of Homeland Security said the
Superfish programme in the laptops allows the installation of a
"non-unique trusted root certification authority (CA)
certificate, allowing an attacker to spoof HTTPS traffic". "All
browser-based encrypted traffic to the internet is intercepted,
decrypted, and re-encrypted to the user's browser by the
application – a classic man-in-the-middle attack," the agency
said in an alert. Lenovo pre-installed the spyware, which
intercepts users' web traffic to provide targeted
advertisements, on some of its PCs starting in September 2014.
GCHQ and NSA Collaborate to Steal the Keys to Your Cellphone
Activist Post - Anyone interested in privacy and security should
think twice about their cell phone dependence right now. That’s
because today, The Intercept revealed that British spy agency
GCHQ led successful efforts to hack into the internal networks
of Gemalto, “the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world,
stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of
cellphone communications” made on the world’s largest
telecommunications carriers, including “AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon,
Sprint and some 450 wireless network providers around the
Students object to online courses recording facial features,
Victor Skinner - Students at Rutgers University are balking at a
new biometric software used in online classes that requires them
to record their facial features, knuckles and photo ID.
ProctorTrack, implemented for online courses this year, requires
students to record their face, knuckle and personal
identification details to verify their identity. The software
then tracks students’ monitor, browser, webcam and microphone
activity during the session to prevent cheating on exams,
according to The Daily Targum – Rutgers’ student newspaper.
Find Out if You've Been Spied on—and Join the Fight for Privacy
EFF - Want to know if GCHQ spied on you? Now you can find out.
Privacy International (PI) has just launched a website that lets
anyone find out if their communications were intercepted by the
NSA and then shared with GCHQ. The website is the result of a
February 6 ruling by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).
Similar to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the
US, the IPT is a special court in the UK established by the
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) that deals with
issues of surveillance and human rights.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Documentary Reveals Shocking Extent of Government-Big Business
Collusion to Eradicate Freedom of Choice — FREE viewing through
Dr. Mercola - Milk is a perfect example of how your choices are
being limited today. Raw milk is banned in many states on the
basis of claims that it's unhealthy and may make you sick.... In
sharp contrast to the US, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria,
the Netherlands and Italy sell raw milk in vending machines. In
some cases, US standards for raw milk are even higher than
pasteurized milk. For example, California has among the highest
raw milk standards—farmers must meet or exceed pasteurized milk
standards, without pasteurizing. The vast majority of foodborne
illnesses in the US are actually linked to factory farmed and
highly processed foods, not raw foods.
VIDEO: Honey On Tap with This Automatic Beehive
Activist Post - It's the beekeepers dream, turn a tap right on
your beehive and watch pure fresh honey flow right out of your
FLOWhive and into your Jar! No mess no fuss and the bees are
hardly disturbed. This cool invention takes much of the work out
of beekeeping and honey preparation.
Build a Pantry for Pennies: 5 Frugal Shopping Strategies
Natural Blaze - The TG [The Tightwad Gazette] recommends
something called “The Pantry Principle.” It’s a process that
saves both time and money. The idea is to consistently stock up
on items at the lowest possible prices, creating a supply of
ingredients at rock-bottom cost. This means sometimes you have
to say no to preparing a meal just because it sounds good. You
have to discipline yourself to adhere to a whole new way of
shopping that does not supply just food for the week, but
replenishes your pantry, again, at the lowest possible prices
VIDEO: Shock Video! Gov. Caught Lying About Vaccine Dangers
In this marathon report anchored by a Feb 2014 Senate Hearing on
Vaccines featuring Senator and Dr. Anne Schuchat the director of
CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
They use this national platform to continue the hoax that
vaccines are perfectly safe and effective. Infowars Nighlty News
Director Rob Dew methodically covers the evidence that vaccines
are dangerous and the fact the vaccine manufacturers are not
liable for their toxic products and as a result you will never
see credible impartial studies.
Media parades dead children as victims of anti-vaxxers despite
medical facts contradicting the narrative
(NaturalNews) All across the media spectrum, images and stories
of dead children who supposedly met their early fate because
some people choose not to inject themselves or their children
with immune-damaging chemicals and aborted human fetal tissue
are being paraded around as "evidence" that medical freedom
needs to be completely abolished. Some of the latest media
reports include violent rants from "angry moms" who consider it
a privilege to be exposed to their vaccinated children.
Holistic Christian families now criminalized in America; parents
having to flee with children
(NaturalNews) The old adage "let's just agree to disagree" is no
longer a relevant concept when it comes to your personal medical
views. It seems that the new American normal is for the
government to literally mandate that you and your children
consume junk foods and pharmaceuticals and get vaccinated, or
else face harsh punishment, as evidenced by a string of recent
state interventions against families who made medical decisions
that differ from what's popular in the mainstream.
U.S. HHS is Going for More Vaccinations during Pregnancy,
Employer-enforced adult vaccination requirements, and, probably,
Faith-based groups to uptake vaccinations
Activist Post - The U.S. Health and Human Services published a
46-page draft proposal and notice in the Federal Register
recently regarding more mandated vaccines for adults, and
especially pregnant females; employer-enforced adult
vaccinations; and probably for getting faith-based groups to
uptake and not oppose vaccines/vaccinations.
200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate - FREE Research PDF
Green Med Info - The media, your pediatrician, politicians and
health authorities like the CDC and FDA claim that vaccines are
safe and effective. So why do hundreds of peer-reviewed studies
indicate the opposite is true? Read, download, and share this
document widely to provide the necessary evidence-based
counterbalance to the pro-vaccination propaganda that has
globally infected popular consciousness and discussion like an
Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some
Children Die from Vaccines
Health Impact News - We mandate more vaccines than any other
country. We also have the worst infant mortality rate of any
first, second, and even some third world countries. Most parents
or doctors (for that matter) do not start out "anti-vaccine",
their stance is changed once they have a child who is
permanently and profoundly damaged by a vaccine. They then
decide no more for that child and no more for their next
children. And they are correct in making that decision.
Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. - Scientifically No Polio Vaccine was
Health Impact News - While most believers in vaccines like to
point to polio as a disease that was eliminated by vaccines, the
history of polio and the polio vaccine paints a far different
picture than what most believe about polio and the polio vaccine
Drug warning: Popular antibiotics cause death and crippling side
(NaturalHealth365) A study published in The Journal of the
American Medical Association showed that risk of retinal
detachment and blindness was five times higher among people who
took fluoroquinolones; another study documented double the risk
of kidney problems among fluoroquinolones users. Be sure to ask
your doctor about possible side effects BEFORE taking any
medication. If you are not getting the information you need –
find a better physician.
Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds?
Natural Society - Most of the almonds sold in the U.S. have been
fumigated with propylene oxide, a chemical that even the CDC has
admitted causes cancer.... The stringent standards now in place
for almonds may protect a few people from salmonella, but it
guarantees chemical toxicity for the all the millions of people
eating almonds treated with PPO. The treatment imperative for
almonds is a tragedy in light of the many health benefits they
February 20, 2015 - Today in History:
1792 - U.S. President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act
thereby creating the U.S. Post Office.
1809 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government
was greater than that of any individual state.
1815 - The USS Constitution, under Captain Charles Stewart fought the
British ships Cyane and Levant. The Constitution captures both, but lost
the Levant after encountering a British squadron. The Constitution and
the Cyane returned to New York safely on May 15, 1815. The Cyane was
purchased and became the USS Cyane.
1880 - The American Bell Company was incorporated.
1931 - The U.S. Congress allowed California to build the Oakland Bay
1933 - The U.S. House of Representatives completed congressional action
on the amendment to repeal Prohibition.
1944 - "Big Week" began as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft
manufacturing centers during World War II.
1962 - John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three
times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the
Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
1965 - Ranger 8 crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of
pictures of its surface.
1998 - American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold
medalist in winter Olympics history when she won the ladies' figure
skating title at Nagano, Japan.
2001 - FBI Agent Robert Phillip Hanssen was arrested and charged with
spying for the Russians for 15 years.
2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed
the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a
pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for
Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
US, Iraq planning spring assault to retake Mosul from ISIS
RT - An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of 20,000 – 25,000 troops is
being prepared to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State
fighters this spring. The city was captured by militants last June, and
is the largest city in the self-declared caliphate. US Central Command
said on Thursday that at the time of this assault, planned for April or
May, it will support these troops with airstrikes on enemy positions
near Mosul. The city, which has a population of over 1 million, is
currently being held by an estimated 1,000 – 2,000 fighters belonging to
the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL).
VIDEO: Ukraine crisis moves to new front amid fears of Mariupol assault
The Telegraph - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, as fears
grew that pro-Russian forces could open a new front in spite of European
efforts to revive a shattered ceasefire. Ukrainian officials said the
Azov sea resort village of Shyrokyne, just a few miles from the
strategic sea port of Mariupol, has now become the "epicentre" of
fighting in the region.
Russia deploying next-gen Nebo-M radar complexes to counter NATO threat
RT - Russia has begun deploying the next generation of Nebo-M
anti-missile radar facility systems as part of a responsive measure to a
threat stemming from NATO anti-ballistic missile systems in Eastern
Grexit: Win for both EU and Greece?
RT - If, in the next 48 hours, Athens and Brussels fail to strike a
bailout deal, Greece could be forced to leave the eurozone, and that
might not be so bad after all. “I think at the end of the day, Greece
will leave, there will be a so-called Grexit. I think it will be good
for Greece, good for Europe because it will mean someone that takes a
loss,” Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, told RT.
Swiss currency shockwave a picnic compared to what's in store for the
U.S. dollar - Peter Schiff
(NaturalNews) Worried about its national currency, the franc, losing too
much of its value as both it and the euro fall against the U.S. dollar,
the Swiss government has recently removed a 2011 cap placed on the franc
against the euro to protect it from further losses amid rising global
Swiss police raid HSBC Geneva office in money laundering probe
RT - The Swiss subsidiary of HSBC was searched on Wednesday by officials
after prosecutors in Geneva said they are opening a money laundering
investigation into the bank’s alleged illegal tax activity. The premises
of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) were searched by authorities, AP reported,
and the investigation could possibly extend beyond the bank to any
clients participating in money laundering.
Pay to protest? Campaigners reject govt bid to ‘privatize dissent’
RT - Furious campaign groups across the UK have rejected the
government’s proposed ‘pay to protest’ measures, warning they will not
hire private companies to facilitate anti-government rallies.... The
Metropolitan Police said campaign groups organizing demonstrations will
now have to pay for related traffic management, including road closures,
stewards and barriers.
Drug Resistant Malaria May Spread Globally, Kill Millions
Sputnik News - A highly dangerous strain of malaria has spread through
South-East Asia and was found in Myanmar only 25km from the Indian
border. The experts report that this is the most deadly type of malaria.
The last outbreak of the disease occurred in the 1960s when the virus
was delivered from Myanmar to India and other countries, killing
millions of people. Scientists claim that the history may repeat and the
disease can have drastic consequences for human health worldwide.
Norwegian scientist says decaying Russian subs threaten 'Chernobyl in
The Telegraph - A scientist in Norway has warned of a "Chernobyl in slow
motion" as the result of decaying nuclear submarines off the Arctic
coast of neighbouring Russia. Nils Bøhmer, a nuclear physicist who heads
the Bellona environmental group, said that ageing subs and boats dumped
in the Barents and Kara Seas could begin to leak radioactive waste
within a decade.
3,000 ISIS infiltrators may enter Turkey, plan to attack diplomatic
targets says report
RT - Up to 3,000 trained jihadists are seeking to cross into Turkey from
Syria and Iraq, with intentions of striking diplomatic targets belonging
to anti-ISIS coalition partners, the Turkish intelligence service told
the police in an internal memo.... The agency, which refused to provide
additional information when contacted by Reuters, warned the police that
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists repelled from the
predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria, are now looking for ways
to cross the border.
It’s Germany vs. Greece, And The Very Survival Of The Eurozone Is At
Economic Collapse - Is this the beginning of the end for the eurozone?
On Thursday, Germany rejected a Greek request for a six-month loan
extension. The Germans insisted that the Greek proposal did not require
the Greeks to adhere to the austerity restrictions which previous
agreements had forced upon them. But Greek voters have already very
clearly rejected the status quo, and the new Greek government has stated
unequivocally that it will not be bound by the current bailout
U.S. News, Politics & Government
‘An ugly lie’: Obama rejects claim West is at war with Islam
RT - The world must reject the notion that the United States and
its western allies are at war with Islam, President Barack Obama
has said, putting the blame for extremism in the Middle East on
economic conditions, political grievances and propaganda.
US Army Allocates $591Mln for New Apache Helicopters - Pentagon
Sputnik News - The US Army has issued defense contractor Boeing
a $591 million contract for Apache attack helicopters, the US
Defense Department said in a statement.... The AH-64E Apache is
used for armed reconnaissance, close combat, mobile strike, and
vertical maneuver missions, the US Army said on its website.
Pentagon Refuses to Back Egyptian Bombing Of ISIS In Libya After
Breitbart - On Wednesday, a reporter asked Rear Adm. John Kirby,
the outgoing Pentagon press secretary, “Do you support Egypt’s
right to bomb ISIS TARGETS in the wake of the Christian Coptics
being killed?” “We aren’t taking a position here in the Pentagon
on these recent strikes by Egypt…we weren’t notified ahead of
time. We didn’t participate or support them in any way, and
we’re not taking a position on it,” said the press secretary in
New York Is Trying To Ban Butcher Knives and Machetes Now
Blacklisted News - The state has long since banned knives such
as switchblades and gravity knives, which have nevertheless been
normal sights among criminal circles in bigger New York cities.
But now, machetes and even butcher knives would be banned.
Anyone with a knife longer than 4 inches – even a simple kitchen
knife – would be in violation of an administrative code, and
would face up to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine. A machete
could lead to a year in jail.
Researcher Reaffirms: At Least 760,000 Defensive Gun Uses a Year
Breitbart - On February 17 Florida State University criminology
professor Gary Kleck responded to recent criticism of his past
studies on defensive gun uses (DGUs) by showing why the
criticism is wrong and why a minimum of 760,000 DGUs each year
is still a viable claim.
N.H. House Turns Bill to Reject Federal Militarization of Local
Police Into Study Committee
Activist Post - A bill that would prohibit state and local
officials from owning or using certain military equipment,
whether provided through the Department of Defense's 1033
program or other federal grants, was amended into a study
committee by the New Hampshire state House. The vote was
Woman Calls Cops For Help Against Intruders, Cops Show Up And
Shoot Her Dead
Steve Watson - As reported by WCC Charlotte, Betty Sexton, 43,
called 911 and asked police to come and remove two unwanted
guests who she said were no longer welcome in her home, but
would not leave.... When police arrived on the scene they found
Sexton holding an old musket gun, in an attempt to protect
herself. According to Sexton’s sister, her boyfriend told police
that the gun was not loaded or functioning, and when the cops
ordered her to put the weapon down, she cooperated. However,
Officer LaDoniqua Neely for some reason decided Sexton was a
deadly threat and shot her.
Innocent College Student Subject to Restraining Order for
Resembling Alleged Rapist
Mikael Thalen - An innocent male student was reportedly banned
from entering large areas of his liberal-arts school in Oregon
after a female classmate accused him of slightly resembling a
rapist she encountered months prior in another state. According
to Professor Janey Halley, who detailed the incident in an
article for the Harvard Law Review, the unnamed male student was
forced to abide by the restraining order despite being found
innocent during an extensive school investigation.
Arizona House Education Committee Votes to Dump Common Core
Breitbart - Several months after Arizona voters elected a state
schools superintendent who ran on an anti-Common Core platform,
a state House education committee has approved a measure to
ditch the Common Core standards and block the state Board of
Education’s ability to adopt new standards.
New rules on narcotic painkillers cause grief for veterans and
Washington Post - New federal rules that make it harder to get
narcotic painkillers are taking an unexpected toll on thousands
of veterans who depend on these prescription drugs to treat a
wide variety of ailments, such as missing limbs and
post-traumatic stress. The restrictions, adopted last summer by
the Drug Enforcement Administration to curb a national epidemic
of opioid abuse, are for the first time, in effect, forcing
veterans to return to the doctor every month to renew their
medication, although many were already struggling to get
appointments at overburdened VA health facilities.
Hyperinflation To Start in 2015: Economist Says Get Supplies :
“Gold, Silver, Canned Goods, Toilet Paper, Bottled Water…”
Mac Slavo - It’s impossible to predict when and how our economy
will finally reach a breaking point, but according to contrarian
Shadow Stats economist John Williams it’s coming one way or the
other.... Because, if and when hyperinflation starts people will
quickly realize that their dollars are worthless. And as we have
seen time and again, and most recently in Russia, when a
currency rapidly loses its value the public will have no option
but to panic buy everything that isn’t nailed down in an effort
to unload their diminishing purchasing power before their
currency is completely worthless.
Wal-Mart, under pressure, boosts minimum U.S. wage to $9 an hour
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would raise
entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24 percent increase from the
U.S. minimum wage that some employees now earn, succumbing to
longstanding pressure to pay its workforce more. The world's
largest retailer said the increases would cost it $1 billion and
impact 500,000 employees, or about 40 percent of its workforce,
although the hike falls short of what some labor groups have
been agitating for.
After Blizzard Closes Campus, Harvard Spends $800,000 to Combat
Kit Daniels - Harvard announced this morning it was funding
seven of its affiliates for their “projects focusing on climate
change” while also encouraging students to “prioritize academics
over extracurricular commitments” after the school cancelled
three days of classes in the past three weeks because of snow.
‘Unhackable’: Russian firm develops totally surveillance-proof
RT - Russia is entering the post-Snowden world with style. Its
own anti-surveillance smartphone prototype, equipped with the
latest in cutting-edge cybersecurity and intended for corporate
users, is currently being tested. This is not Russia’s first
foray into smartphones, with the dual-screen YotaPhone making
headlines recently with its second incarnation. However, the new
project will offer unparalleled, corporate-level securit, when
ready. The current version is a prototype and any photos are
kept in strict secret.
Why Can’t the Public See Obama’s Proposed 332 Page Internet
Weekly Standard - Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and
Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama
administrations current plan to regulate the internet — in
particular, Lee has called the regulation a government
“takeover” of the internet and says it amounts to a ”a massive
tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of
night without the American public really being made aware of
what is going on.”
VIDEO: JPMorgan Goes to War: The bank is building a new facility
near the NSA’s headquarters to attract new talent
Bloomberg - Convinced that it faces threats from governments in
China, Iran, and Russia, and that the U.S. government isn’t
doing enough to help, JPMorgan has built a vast security
operation and staffed it increasingly with ex-military officers.
If software looks like a brain and acts like a brain—will we
treat it like one?
Ars Technica - Long the domain of science fiction, researchers
are now working to create software that perfectly models human
and animal brains. With an approach known as whole brain
emulation (WBE), the idea is that if we can perfectly copy the
functional structure of the brain, we will create software
perfectly analogous to one.... Scientists hope to create
software that could theoretically experience everything we
experience: emotion, addiction, ambition, consciousness, and
Solicitation of Written Comments on the Draft National Adult
federalregister.gov - NVPO is soliciting public comment on the
draft NAIP from a variety of stakeholders, including the general
public, for consideration as they develop their final report to
the Secretary. It is anticipated that the draft NAIP, as revised
with consideration given to public comment and stakeholder
input, will be presented to the Secretary in the first quarter
Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years – What’s
Ella Jameson - The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath
Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger
tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic.
Deaths from prescription painkillers have more than tripled in
the last 20 years, while drug overdose is now the leading cause
of accidental death in the United States.
Vaccine horrors: Medical mutilation of innocent children exposed
in GRAPHIC photos of "safe" vaccines gone horribly wrong
(NaturalNews) Much like Brian Williams, vaccine promoters are
serial liars. They know vaccines harm many children (and even
kill some), yet they knowingly lie to the public by falsely
claiming vaccines cause no harm whatsoever. (They do this
willfully, in total violation of all medical ethics and
fundamental honesty with the public.)
Eating almonds can reduce heart disease risks, belly fat
(NaturalNews) Hold that muffin or danish and grab a handful of
almonds if you need a snack between meals. Maybe you won't feel
as satisfied afterward, but if you care about your heart health,
get used to it. A recent study published in the Journal of the
American Heart Association provided strong evidence that
incorporating almonds as snacks instead of pastries in an
otherwise healthy diet provides protection against heart
disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, a precursor to
A revolutionary way to make your own almond milk, oat milk, hemp
milk and soy milk for mere pennies
(NaturalNews) Nut milks are extremely popular among
health-conscious consumers, but the mass-produced nut milks sold
at the store all suffer from two critical problems in their
ingredients: carrageenan and calcium carbonate. Carrageenan is a
thickening agent that's increasingly concerning to many
consumers. Although I personally don't find it irritating, some
people say consuming it leads to bowel irritation or digestion
What Happens to Your Body When You’re Not Moving, and What to Do
Dr. Mercola - According to biological anthropologists, the
fossil record suggests that when early man traded their nomadic
hunter-gatherer lifestyles for a more settled one, it resulted
in a less dense bone structure. Prolonged sitting promotes
dozens of chronic diseases, including overweight and type 2
diabetes, even if you’re very fit. At bare minimum, avoid
sitting for more than 50 minutes out of every hour. Ideally,
limit sitting as much as possible, and incorporate
weight-bearing, gravity-driven exercises into your fitness
Report Finds We Are Eating ‘2,500 Tons of Fake Food’
Natural Society - Are you drinking beverages out of antifreeze
containers and chewing on horse meat in your pre-packaged
‘hamburgers?’ As it turns out, new evidence from an Interpol
investigation reveals that many ‘brand-name’ food items may
actually be comprised of some very different ingredients than
advertised. All in all, the food investigators seized a whopping
2,500 tons of fake food from within the food supply.
Research Unveils Key Mechanism in Resveratrol’s Healing
Natural Society - One of the most publicized nutrients in the
media is the stilbene known as resveratrol. This organic
compound has been found to cut down cardiovascular disease,
prevent certain cancers, help slow aging, and possibly aid in
weight control. It can even improve spinal bone density in men
with metabolic syndrome...
Cooked Eggs Deplete All Nutrients and Deactivate Proteins -
There's Only One Way To Benefit From Eggs
Natash Longo - For years, this misunderstood food -- low in
calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except
C, and nearly perfect in protein -- was once shunned for threats
to cholesterol intake. Eggs are also a great source of choline,
selenium, omega-3 and even iodine. But if you want to optimize
those nutrients, you must eat eggs raw.... The CDC and other
public health organizations advise you to thoroughly cook your
eggs to lower your risk of Salmonella, but as long as they're
pastured and organic, eating your eggs raw is completely safe.
Cornucopia's Organic Egg Scorecard
The Oldest Woman In Europe At 115 Years-Old, Credits Staying
Single and Eating Raw Eggs As The Key To Her Longevity
Meg Wagner - At 115 and three months, Italy's Emma Morano is the
oldest person in Europe and the fifth oldest in the world. She
eats two or three raw eggs a day and has stayed single for most
of her life. Today, she still lives alone. 'I didn't want to be
dominated by anyone,' she said.
Is Your Family's Health Being Traded For Profit? New BOUGHT
Documentary February 20th - March 6th Exposes Ugly Truth Behind
Vaccines, GMO's and Big Pharma...
The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a
multi-BILLION dollar enterprise... focused more on profits than
human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep "inside
the guts" of this despicable conspiracy... Featuring exclusive
interviews with the world's most acclaimed experts in research,
medicine, holistic care and natural health... Bought exposes the
hidden (and deadly) story behind it all. Watch the full BOUGHT
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February 19, 2015 - Today in History:
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama. He
was later tried and acquitted on charges of treason.
1846 - The formal transfer of government between Texas and the United
States took place. Texas had officially become a state on December 29,
1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the
military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.
1942 - Approximately 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city
1945 - During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
1963 - The Soviet Union informed U.S. President Kennedy it would
withdraw "several thousand" of its troops in Cuba.
1985 - William Schroeder became the first artificial-heart patient to
leave the confines of the hospital.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved a treaty outlawing genocide. The pact
had been submitted 37 years earlier for ratification.
1987 - A controversial, anti-smoking public service announcement aired
for the first time on television. Yul Brynner filmed the ad shortly
before dying of lung cancer. Brynner made it clear in the ad that he
would have died from cigarette smoking before ad aired.
2001 - The museum at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center was
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began using its thermal emission
imaging system to map Mars.
2004 - Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling was charged
with fraud, insider trading and other crimes in connection with the
energy trader's collapse. Skilling was later convicted and sentenced to
more than 24 years in prison.
2005 - The USS Jimmy Carter was commissioned at Groton, CT. It was the
last of the Seawolf class of attack submarines.
2008 - Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency. His brother Raul was
later named as his successor.
Greece Should Leave Eurozone – Former French President
Sputnik News - Former President of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing says
the entrance of Greece into the Eurozone in 2001 was clear mistake, and
now the country's economy can only recover if Greece abandons the Euro
and goes back to its own currency.
Poland to Pay $262,000 to Inmates Held, Tortured at Secret C.I.A. Prison
NY Times - Poland will abide by a European court ruling that ordered it
to pay a total of 262,000 in reparations to two former inmates of a
"black site" prison run by the C.I.A., the minister of foreign affairs
said on Wednesday.... The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July
that Poland had violated the rights of the two terrorism suspects by
handing them over to the C.I.A. in 2002 at a secret facility, which is
now closed, in northeast Poland. While there, the court said, the men
suffered "torture and inhuman or degrading treatment."
NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army
Brandon Turbeville - In a military victory that may very well rival the
liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA
officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so
doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city
from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist
death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the
beginning of the crisis.
Western Media Blames Separatists For Ceasefire Violation, Ignores Role
of Kiev Fascists
Brandon Turbeville - The fragile Ukraine peace deal constructed by
Russia with the help of France and Germany appears to be holding on by
the skin of its teeth as the shooting and shelling around Debaltseve
continued even after the deadline for enacting a total ceasefire came
and went Saturday night. Although virtually the entire country fell
abruptly silent at midnight, Debaltseve was still alight with gunfire
and artillery shelling. Almost immediately came claims from both the
separatists and the Kiev forces that the other side was responsible for
violating the ceasefire agreement.
Russia Dumps Most US Paper Ever As China Reduces Treasurys Holdings To
January 2013 Levels
Zero Hedge - Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has
begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was
this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there
was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record
20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86
billion in December - the lowest since June 2008.
Russia steps up oil supplies to Asia
RT - Gulf producers may find it a struggle to keep their share of the
global oil market as Russia is boosting crude exports to Asia after
upping supplies by 25 percent to China, Japan and South Korea in 2014.
Russia is the world’s third largest oil producer and has increased oil
supplies to Asia to 51 million metric tons in 2014. The share of the
Asian market rose to 8.7 percent last year from 7.2 percent in 2013,
Bloomberg reports citing government data.
IMF aid package pushes Ukraine gas prices up 280%
RT - Ukraine has agreed to increase the cost of gas to consumer by 280
percent, and 66 percent for heating, as part of the IMF terms for
getting extra financial aid, says Valery Gontareva the head of the
National Bank of Ukraine.... The tariff rises are part of the amendments
to the 2015 budget the government has had to introduce in order to
receive an $8.5 billion loan from the IMF by the end of the year.
Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries
AFP - Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating
contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday
as the food scare spreads. Manufacturer Patties Foods has recalled four
products including the Nanna's and Creative Gourmet brands of mixed
berries and Nanna's raspberries after infections in Victoria, Queensland
and New South Wales. They are all sold nationally in major supermarkets,
having been packed in China.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon identifies 1,200 moderate extremist Syrians for
Blacklisted News - The Pentagon said the US has identified 1,200
individuals to be vetted for a train and equip program to help
Syrian opposition fighters in the campaign against Daesh.
American Special Operations Forces in the Middle East Commander
Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata and his team have been working to
identify and screen members of moderate Syrian opposition groups
for the program. "There's about 1,200 people Gen. Nagata and his
team, with our interagency and international partners, have
identified as potential for the whole Syria train and equip
program," said Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.
UMass Amherst Reverses Controversial Ban on Iranian Students in
ABC News - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has
overturned a controversial ban that would have prohibited all
incoming Iranian students from participating in certain graduate
engineering and natural sciences programs.... The reversal comes
just days after the school announced the ban to comply with a
2012 federal law -- part of sanctions against Iran to prevent it
from acquiring nuclear weapons. The 2012 law denies visas for
Iranian students in the U.S. if they want to work in the energy
sector, nuclear science, nuclear engineering or related field in
White House Announces ‘Goal of Ensuring Climate Smart Citizenry’
CNS News - The White House Science and Technology Advisor, says
an initiative is underway “with the goal of ensuring a climate
smart citizenry in the United States.” “In December of last year
the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative was
launched--with the goal of ensuring a climate smart citizenry in
the United States,” Dr. John Holdren says in a White House video
released last week.
VIDEO: Wesley Clark: Our friends and allies funded ISIS to
Blacklisted News - He also warned about attacking “We’re going
to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and
then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off,
Mentally Ill Man Waves Broom, Cops Shoot Him Dead And Cuff Him
Steve Watson - A mother in Miami Gardens called police, asking
them to help her calm her mentally disturbed son. But when the
cops showed up, the man, 25, waved a broom at them so they shot
him multiple times, killing him.... When Hall’s mother attempted
to intervene, police turned their guns on her. “He [drew] his
gun and told us to get back or he’ll shoot us…my hands went up.”
she said. As the local news report details, police have had
previous run ins with Hall and knew that he was mentally ill.
2016 Hopeful Jeb Bush Backs Big Brother: Gov't Surveillance
“Keeps Us Safe”
Sputnik News - The former Florida governor was laying out the
framework for his foreign policy strategy — a major step in
building a presidential campaign — when he expressed disbelief
at the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the NSA spying
programs. “For the life of me, I don’t understand – the debate
has gotten off track, where we’re not understanding and
protecting,” he told the crowd of 800 or so at the Chicago
Council for Global Affairs.
Track The Massive Congestion At The Port Of Long Beach In Real
Zero Hedge - Things on the West Coast Ports are going from bad
to worse (for those who missed it read "Catastrophic Shutdown Of
America's Supply Chain" Begins: Stunning Photos Of West Coast
Port Congestion), and with no resolution in sight, it is now
beginning to cripple the US economy. Here is a brief summary,
courtesy of the WSJ, of how the near-strike is already impacting
various businesses across the US...
Housing Recovery? Weekly Mortgage Purchase Apps Drop Again, Down
66% From 2004
Zero Hedge - The housing and mortgage evangelists on CNBC and
Fox Business are going to have to rewrite their “2015 is going
to be a big year for housing!” meme. Nirvana it isn’t.
In 'Tragic' Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to
Common Dreams - In a blow to anti-fracking campaigners across
the state, the Ohio Supreme Court said this week that the
authority to regulate oil and gas drilling activities—and
therefore, to ban fracking within municipal borders—lies with
the state as opposed to cities, towns, or counties. As the Akron
Beacon Journal put it: "The decision takes local control of
drilling away from communities and supports the state as the
continued main overseer of drilling."
Explosion at Exxon Refinery In Southern California - Live Feed
Zero Hedge - It's not been a good week for oil safety in
America. Following the derailment earlier in the week, CBS now
reports an explosion at Exxon Mobil's Torrance, California
refinery (processes an average of 155,000 barrels of crude oil
per day) occurred at 850amPT... While dismissed as 'normal
flaring' to begin with, Exxon has confirmed it is not and
"shelter in place" has been ordered as ash is falling up to 3
Federal Government Demands Social Media Censorship
Kurt Nimmo - Congress and the White House are leaning on Twitter
to censor Islamic State posts on its network. Rep. Ted Poe,
R-Texas, the chair of a House foreign affairs subcommittee on
terrorism, has singled out Twitter for allowing supposed IS
operatives to recruit and propagandize on the social media
platform. “This is the way (the Islamic State) is recruiting —
they are getting people to leave their homelands and become
fighters,” Poe said. He added “there is frustration with Twitter
specifically” over its refusal to censor tweets the government
claims promotes terrorism.
Google warns of US government ‘hacking any facility’ in the
The Guardian - Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US
Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize
digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US
“government hacking of any facility” in the world.... The search
giant warns that under updated proposals, FBI agents would be
able to carry out covert raids on servers no matter where they
were situated, giving the US government unfettered global access
to vast amounts of private information.
VIDEO: Oregon mulls banning personal belief exemption for
CBS News - The measles outbreak is of particular concern in
Oregon, home to the highest rate of unvaccinated children in the
country. Parents have been warned to get their children
vaccinated by Wednesday or face expulsion from school. The state
of Oregon is making Jolynn Reynolds watch an educational video
before she can opt out of having her child vaccinated. Reynolds
is claiming a philosophical exemption, allowing her kids to go
to school without their required vaccinations.
Superbug linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital; 179 potentially
LA Times - Nearly 180 patients at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical
Center may have been exposed to potentially deadly bacteria from
contaminated medical scopes, and two deaths have already been
linked to the outbreak. The Times has learned that the two
people who died are among seven patients that UCLA found were
infected by the drug-resistant superbug known as CRE — a number
that may grow as more patients get tested. The outbreak is the
latest in a string of similar incidents across the country that
has top health officials scrambling for a solution.
Medical alert: Thyroid dysfunction increases your risk of heart
(NaturalNews) Over 100 years ago, a study showed that 'subclinical
hypothyroidism' was associated with a 260% increase in the
prevalence of heart disease. In fact, over the years, many other
studies have made the connection between thyroid disorders and
the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease.
It's NOT Just Vaccines!
Zen Honeycutt - This issue is dividing us..and threatens to
divide us even more with talk of state and federal mandates. I
hear, if pushed, federal mandates will cause families to not
just avoid people at birthday parties, many will leave the
country rather than vaccinate. Families will be torn apart,
possibly for the rest of their lives. The problem with this
issue is that no one in the media is talking about the whole
issue. The whole issue is not that vaccines are or are not
hurting our kids. That is only part of the issue.
Orthorexia Nervosa: Officials Declare 'Eating Healthy' A Mental
Jefferey Jaxen - As the people continue to walk away from the
broken medical and agricultural/food systems, like any abusive
relationship, the abuser will do anything to maintain their
waning control. Organic and non-GMO food markets have exploded
in the last five years so much so that any corporation wishing
to not follow the trend risks financial hardship or ruin. In
addition, pharmaceutical companies are feeling the strain as
less people want their toxic medications and crippling side
effects. In an attempt to curb this mass rush for the exits,
psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread
awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa”.
Cumin helps with weight loss
STEPin2 - Spices are truly nature’s medicine, and cumin is one
of the most potent of them all. It is packed with antioxidants
and may slow down the growth of breast and colon cancer cells.
Cumin is also great for the kidneys, strengthens the immune
system, and is a known sleep aid.
18 Ways To Ensure Your Stomach Acid pH Is Balanced
Natural News Blogs - Stomach acid is a very important first step
in digestion. With low stomach acid, it becomes difficult to
absorb B12 as well as Zinc. Having low stomach acid also means
that proteins will not be broken down properly which may in turn
cause trouble in your small intestine and possibly even get
absorbed whole into your bloodstream.
GMO Spider Venom Could Soon Be ‘The New Viagra’
Natural Society - Just when you thought you had heard everything
out there on the subject of GMOs and the latest creations of
mega biotech, a new level of modification makes even GMO apples
seem tame. Specifically, we are talking about the use of GMO
spider venom as an alternative to the highly popular erectile
disfunction drug Viagra.
Research Confirms Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals,
Green Med Info - New research is revealing something remarkable
about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating
body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the
elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals,
indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular
effort into doing more sweating.
Class Claims Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets
Courthouse News - Nestlé Purina's Beneful dog food has killed or
sickened thousands of dogs, a class action claims in Federal
Court. Lead plaintiff Frank Lucido claims defendant Nestle´
Purina Petcare Company has received more than 3,000 online
complaints about dogs becoming ill or dying after eating Beneful
in the past four years. He blames the problems on the presence
of propylene glycol, an automotive antifreeze component, and
grains with fungus that produce mycotoxins.
February 18, 2015 - Today in History:
1861 - In Montgomery, AL, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the
President of the Confederate States.
1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in
the U.S. for the first time.
1930 - The planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. The discovery
was made as a result of photographs taken in January 1930.
1952 - Greece and Turkey became members of NATO.
1970 - The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to
incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
1972 - The California Supreme Court struck down the state's death
1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden "flight" sitting
on top of a Boeing 747.
1987 - Girl Scout executives decided to change the
color of the scout uniform from the traditional Girl Scout green to the
newer Girl Scout blue.
1998 - In Russia, money shortages resulted in the shutting down of three
plants that produced nuclear weapons.
1998 - In Nevada, two white separatists were arrested and accused of
plotting a bacterial attack on subways in New York City.
2001 - FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and accused of
spying for Russia for more than 15 years. He later pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
2003 - In South Korea, at least 120 people were killed when a man lit a
fire on a subway train.
the Pawn in the Evil Zionist Game - VIDEO ISIS Beheading
libyanwarthetruth.com - This horrific video was created to manifest an
agenda, an agenda that would eventually cause the US and other western
countries to have an excuse to come and take control of Libya. This was
the plan in 2011 but it failed by massive proportion because the
Zionists were under the illusion that they could control the radical
Islamists that they had joined hands with to control Libya. Anyone who
believes that you can arm and fund psychopathic killers and hope that
they will behave like sane people are crazy.
ISIS plans to invade Europe through Libya says report
RT - ISIS’ plans to conquer Europe via Libya have been revealed in
letters seen by an anti-terrorism group. Owing to its perfect location
on the continental doorstep, the terrorists plan to ferry fighters from
North Africa across the Mediterranean. The plans, analyzed by
anti-terrorism British think tank Quillum, outline a strategy to
illegally ferry fighters across the sea from Libya into southern Europe,
into ports such as Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, less than
300 miles (483km) away.
Obama to Give Jihadists the Ability to Order Airstrikes
Mikael Thalen - The Obama administration is preparing to equip the
so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. air
strikes despite the group’s admitted allegiance to the Islamic State.
Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) will be provided with radios to
call in strikes from American B-1B bombers as well as pickup trucks with
mounted machine guns as the president puts the final touches on plans to
train as many as 3,000 rebels in Jordan and Turkey by the end of 2015.
When It Comes To ISIS, Obama Is Utterly Clueless
Economic Collapse - [...] the Obama administration insists that the
reason that ISIS exists is because of a lack of “job opportunities” in
that area of the world. If we could just find enough good jobs for the
terrorists, apparently the entire problem of Islamic terror would just
fade away according to them. This kind of twisted politically correct
thinking is going to be one of the things that leads to the downfall of
Stocks In Holding Pattern With All Eyes On Draghi And Whether ECB Will
Pull Greek Liquidity
Zero Hedge - There was much confusion yesterday when algos went into a
buying frenzy on news that Greece would submit a request for a 6 month
loan extension, believing this means Greece has caved and will agree to
a bailout programme extension as well. Nothing could have been further
from the truth as we explained first moments after the headline struck,
and also as Reuters validated moments ago when it said that "Greece will
submit a request to the euro zone on Wednesday to extend a "loan
agreement" for up to six months but EU paymaster Germany says no such
deal is on offer and Athens must stick to the terms of its existing
Beijing's mayor declares city to be unlivable due to life-choking smog
(NaturalNews) What may appear to foreigners as a city swathed in fog on
a cold rainy day is really a Chinese city smothered in smog, a type of
air pollution so dangerous that some officials refer to the city as "unliveable,"
The Guardian reports.
In Battle against ISIS, U.S. Reverts to Not Counting Civilian Casualties
AllGov - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said U.S. and coalition strikes
have killed 6,000 ISIS fighters. “That no civilians could be among that
figure strikes observers and even military officials as all but
impossible,” wrote Yousef. Particularly with 2,300 strikes delivering
8,200 missiles. “Not only does it reinforce the view that the lives of
ordinary Iraqis and Syrians...do not matter, it flies in the face of the
military’s own recommendations," wrote Gregory and Edney-Browne.
Major New Bank Runs in Greece; More Emergency Funds Needed
EPJ - Greek lenders are urging central bank Governor Yannis Stournaras
to seek additional emergency cash as deposit outflows accelerate,
according to three people familiar with the situation, Bloomberg
reports. Deposit withdrawals picked up after talks between Greece and
its euro-area creditors on extending its bailout ended in acrimony in
Brussels Monday night, said the people, who asked not to be identified
because the information is private.
Moment of Brutal Honesty: Political Commentator Quits Over HSBC
Coverage, Accuses Telegraph Of "Fraud On Readers"
Zero Hedge - "The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Daily Telegraph is a
fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to
influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue,
democracy itself is in peril." Those are the words of the former chief
political commentator of The Telegraph, Peter Oborne, who resigned from
the paper and launched a blistering attack on the Telegraph, saying it
put bank’s interests before readers to save ad contract.
U.S. Waste Disposal in Afghanistan: Unused Incinerators and Open-Air
AllGov - SIGAR found serious mechanical problems with the costly
incinerators. One operating base received them from the contractor two
years late and requiring $1 million in repairs. The inspectors also
found the incinerators too expensive to use—some cost a million dollars
a year to operate. So commanders decided to continue to use the burn
pits to dispose of the 440 tons of waste produced each day, despite the
health risks of doing so—and despite being told by Congress to stop the
Forget Hacking - CIA Accuses Russia Of "Manipulating The World's
Zero Hedge - America appears to have found something else to blame the
Russians (or North Koreans) for... The Weather. As The Daily Mail
reports, CIA chiefs fear hostile nations are trying to manipulate the
world’s weather... seriously. So-called "geoengineering techniques"
range from cloud seeding, in which chemicals are sprayed by planes
trigger rainfall, to shooting mirrors into space to reflect sunlight and
cool the Earth.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought
CNS News - "The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since
2011. We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for
permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher
number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016,"
spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday. But at a hearing
of the House Homeland Security Committee last week, Chairman
Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said it would be a "huge mistake" to bring
refugees from Syria and Turkey into the United States where they
"could potentially be radicalized."
Former Breitbart Reporter Receiving Death Threats Over Revealing
Obama’s ‘Fake’ Past: “Ever seen a photo of a pregnant Michelle
Mac Slavo - Former Breitbart reporter and founder of GotNews.
com, Charles C. Johnson, claims he has never before seen
information that answers to why no one has seen photos of a
pregnant Michelle Obama, why Obama’s family photos are fakes,
and why his birth certificate is anything but authentic (but
says he was born in Hawaii not Kenya). But ‘serious’ death
threats are so far keeping Johnson quiet, according to a barrage
of recent Twitter posts.
A radical new idea for keeping tabs on police misconduct is
Business Insider - The largest organization of public defenders
in the country is building a “cop accountability” database,
aimed at helping defense attorneys question the credibility of
police officers in court. The database was created by the Legal
Aid Society, a New York–based nonprofit that represents an
average of 230,000 people per year with a staff of more than 650
lawyers. The ambition behind the project is to create a
clearinghouse for records of police misconduct — something the
NYPD itself does not make public — and to share it with defense
lawyers all over the city, including those who do not work for
Cops No-Knock Raid, Stomp Necks, Destroy Home – To Find Broken
Free Thought Project - The men allege that an officer asked them
how they were able to pay the rent on such an expensive home,
seemingly the only explanation as to why these men were
Holder Gives 90 Day Ultimatum To Bring "Financial Crisis" Cases
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, Attorney General Eric Holder
says he’s asked U.S. attorneys involved in residential
mortgage-backed securities cases to report in 90 days on whether
they can “develop cases against individuals,” Holder, speaking
at National Press Club in Washington, defends record on cases
against those involved in 2008 crisis. There’s “relatively small
universe” of firms vs. savings and loan crisis of 1980s and
1990s, he says Lack of more cases “is not for lack of trying”
Operation Choke-Point Is Worse Than We Thought
Zero Hedge - Operation Choke Point is an initiative of the DoJ
that was announced in 2013 which investigates bank interactions
with certain businesses believed to be at higher risk for fraud
and money laundering. When first disclosed it was heavily
criticized for bypassing due process with critics warning that
"it's a thinly veiled ideological attack on industries the Obama
administration doesn't like, such as gun sellers," and precious
metals dealers. However, as Mike Maloney explains, it is far
worse than that... "it violates the most fundamental principles
of the rule of law and accountable, transparent government."
72-Yr-Old Man Facing 10 Years in Prison for an Unloaded 18th
Century Antique Pistol
Activist Post - 72-year-old retired schoolteacher Gordon
VanGilder who is currently facing up to a decade in prison
because he was caught with an unloaded, antique flintlock pistol
from the mid-1700s in his car. It was found during a supposedly
unrelated routine traffic stop. “His attorney notes that
VanGilder is facing the same felony charge for his unloaded
mid-1700s firearm as he would be for a loaded .44 Magnum,”
according to NRA News.
VIDEO: Joyce Riley on The Alex Jones Show February 16 2015
Radio host Joyce Riley of the Power Hour covers the latest news
developments and how government officials have routinely buried
the real causes behind public health crises, including the
infamous Gulf War Syndrome.
JPMorgan tops list of risky banks -U.S. government study
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co bears the highest potential
hazard to the financial system, a study by a U.S. government
research agency showed, launching its first ranking of U.S.
banks with a numerical risk score. The bank had a "systemic risk
score" of 5.05 percent for 2013 in a group of 33 large U.S.
banks, the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research
said in the study.
NY Fed Report: Student Loan Debt Piles Up; Now at $1.16 Trillion
EPJ - While overall delinquency rates were unchanged at 4.3
percent in the fourth quarter, delinquency rates for auto loans
and student loans worsened, according to the New York Federal
Reserve. “Although we’ve seen an overall improvement in
delinquency rates since the Great Recession, the increasing
trend in student loan balances and delinquencies is concerning,”
said Donghoon Lee, research officer at the NY Fed. “Student loan
delinquencies and repayment problems appear to be reducing
borrowers’ ability to form their own households.
Recent Academy of Sciences Reports on Climate Change were
Partially Funded by CIA
AllGov - A voluminous scientific study on climate change and
man-made possibilities of altering it was funded by several
federal agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).The
CIA’s decision to partially fund the research left at least one
expert who participated in the study a little uneasy. Scientist
Alan Robock at Rutgers University told The Guardian the CIA’s
investment in the $630,000 study “makes me really worried who is
going to be in control” of efforts to stem the impact of climate
Who Rules West Virginia? Lawmakers Want to Weaken Clean Water
Protections One Year after Toxic Spill Ruined Drinking Water for
AllGov - Two bills would allow the operators of most chemical
storage tanks to avoid tougher new standards that were created
following the 2014 spill into the Elk River by a facility
operated by Freedom Industries. In the Senate, lawmakers are
reviewing a plan to eliminate drinking water protections for the
Kanwaha River, into which the Elk River flows. The same measure
would also get rid of the DEP’s policy of enforcing the state’s
drinking water standards on all rivers and streams across the
300,000 Without Power In South, Grocery Shelves Empty
Off the Grid News - More than 300,000 are without power across
the Southeast and store shelves empty of essentials after Winter
Storm Octavia coated areas with ice and dumped 18 inches of snow
in one Kentucky town. Electricity was out for 153,000 in
Georgia, 82,000 in South Carolina and 39,000 in North Carolina,
in addition to tens of thousands more in Arkansas, Tennessee and
Wi-fi "spy" Barbie records children's conversations - and could
be a target for hackers, say experts
Mirror Online - Grown-up technology recording your conversations
is one thing, but putting it in the hands of a child is quite
another. Toymaker Mattel has partnered with a San Francisco
startup called ToyTalk to develop "Hello Barbie" - an
internet-connected version of the popular doll that'll strike up
a real conversation with your little tykes.
Spy Program Revelations Could Damage US Companies Image
Sputnik News - Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project Director
claims that public trust in US technology companies will be
weakened by reports suggesting that the NSA embedded spyware on
computer hard drives around the world.
New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images
Tech Swarm - Researchers from the Ramón Llull University (Spain)
have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing
their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database.
In the future this could help to find people who have gone
missing after posting images on social networks, or even to
recognise locations of terrorist executions.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
"The Dark Side of the Strawberry": WWI enemy-killing gas now
being used on America's fruit
(NaturalNews) Berries, one of the most beneficial foods for
fighting off free radicals in the body, are sprayed with
substantially more pesticides than other produce. Strawberries,
in particular, are treated with extremely dangerous types of
chemical called fumigants, gasses that are blasted into the
soil, killing pests and weeds prior to planting.
The big measles lie: Eradication of measles happened BEFORE the
vaccine, not after
(NaturalNews) The general consensus among pro-vaxxers is that
vaccines save lives, and if it weren't for their existence,
infectious disease would be running rampant. But a closer look
at the data reveals that the death rates from conditions like
measles, scarlet fever, typhoid, whooping cough (pertussis) and
diphtheria were all in major decline prior to the advent of
their respective vaccines, the direct result of better nutrition
and sanitation practices.
Processed Fructose Is the Number One Driver of Obesity and
Dr. Mercola - Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the
Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, has
been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism. He was one of the
first to bring attention to the fact that processed fructose is
far worse, from a metabolic standpoint, than other sugars,
including refined sugar. Fructose is actually broken down very
much like alcohol, damaging your liver and causing mitochondrial
and metabolic dysfunction in the same way as ethanol and other
toxins. It also causes more severe metabolic dysfunction because
it's more readily metabolized into fat than any other sugar.
10 nutritional deficiencies that may cause depression
(NaturalNews) Do you ever wonder where you positive emotions
went? If your optimistic outlook on life has soured, then you
should know that - beyond psychological approaches - nutrition
plays a key role in maintaining your moods.
Probiotics cure peanut allergies in 80% of children and can
replace vaccines for immune system stimulation
(NaturalNews) Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most
important systems of the human body -- the commensal bacteria
colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These
various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs
and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here's
Homeland Security Stockpiling Billions of Dollars of
Health Impact News - The Department of Homeland Security,
created shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 2001,
has been authorized by Congress to purchase and stockpile
billions of dollars of experimental vaccines that are not
approved by the FDA, to use on American citizens during a time
of a “national emergency” as defined by the U.S. Government. The
Project Bioshield Act was enacted by Congress in 2004, and
signed into law by President George W. Bush. It appropriated
$5.6 billion to the Department of Homeland Security “for the
purchase of next generation countermeasures against anthrax and
smallpox as well as other CBRN agents.”
Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start
Health Impact News - This past Sunday (February 15, 2015) the
Sunday Express in the UK published a headline story stating that
Oxford professor Dr. Rory Collins, whose research had been used
to support putting millions of patients on statin drugs, was
reassessing the data behind those studies for possible drug side
effects they might have missed previously. According to the
Express: Although the original research looked at the effect of
statins on the heart and considered cancer risks it did not
examine other side effects.
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study
Natural Blaze - Researchers found that four of five widely used
formulas may overestimate people's risk of heart attack, stroke
or other related complications by as much as 154 percent in some
cases. That includes the most recently developed risk
calculator, unveiled alongside new treatment guidelines in 2013
by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart
How Pine Bark Extract Could Save Air Travelers Lives
Green Med Info - Modern air travel carries with it a wide range
of health risks, some of which are life-threatening. What can we
do to reduce these risks? This amazing plant substance may
provide the perfect answer...
8 True Benefits of Drinking Coffee You Didn’t Know About
Natural Society - If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee
is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at
Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky focused on the cardiovascular,
genetic, antioxidant and caffeine effects of coffee and found
that drinking the brew reduces the risk of mortality right
across the board. They also documented that coffee...
The Behind-The-Scenes Marketing Tricks That Make Food
Irresistible (Hint: You Can’t See It!)
Food Babe - We are being inundated with fake chemical scents
designed to get us to buy!... Using scents to sell more products
isn’t a new tactic by a long shot and is taken straight out of
Monsanto’s playbook, as demonstrated by this vintage 1947
Monsanto ad: “The principle of chemical attraction also defines
the path to hidden sales…Used for years to contribute sales
appeal to foods, candies, perfumes and cosmetics… Yes – Smells
Sell! If you wish to know more about this proved sales strategy
in your business, a contact with Monsanto may reward you with
the right chemical answers”.
Love Your Cat? Don't Let These Serious Symptoms Go Unnoticed
Dr. Becker - The pancreas performs two jobs vital to life: producing
insulin to balance blood sugar, and producing digestive enzymes.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that causes the organ to
malfunction. In symptomatic cats, the most common signs of pancreatitis
are lethargy and lack of appetite. Some kitties also show symptoms of a
tender abdomen, vomiting, and fever. The root causes of feline
pancreatitis are not well understood, but most kitties with the
condition also suffer from gastrointestinal tract inflammation, which
typically stems from a reaction to allergenic ingredients in processed
25 Powerful Images Of Animal
Love Can Teach Us So Much About Ourselves
Josh Richardson - We can learn so much about love and ourselves by
observing animals. Their interactions are a sure sign of that expression
through body language without verbal communication. One look at these
pictures is all it takes to appreciate not only the love between animals
of the same species, but also cross species.
February 17, 2015 - Today in History:
1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between
Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and
Burr became vice president.
1817 - The first gaslit streetlights appeared on the streets of
1865 - Columbia, SC, burned. The Confederates were evacuating and the
Union Forces were moving in.
1897 - The National Congress of Mothers was organized in Washington, DC,
by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst. It was the
forerunner of the National PTA.
1924 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 100-yard
freestyle. He did it with a time of 57-2/5 seconds in Miami, FL.
1933 - "Newsweek" was first published.
1933 - Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead three years after Chic
Young’s popular strip first debuted.
1934 - The first high school automobile driver’s education course was
introduced in State College, PA.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll began. U.S.
forces won the battle on February 22, 1944.
1947 - The Voice of America began broadcasting to the Soviet Union.
1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that congressional districts within
each state had to be approximately equal in population. (Westberry v.
1992 - In Milwaukee, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life
in prison. In November of 1994, he was beaten to death in prison.
1997 - Pepperdine University announced that Kenneth Starr was leaving
the Whitewater probe to take a full-time job at the school. Starr
reversed the announcement four days later.
2005 - U.S. President George W. Bush named John Negroponte as the first
national intelligence director.
2009 - President Barack Obama signed a $757 billion economic stimulus
package into law..
Ukraine Sends List of Necessary Military Equipment to US – Kiev Official
Sputnik News - The Ukrainian Defense Ministry compiled a list of
necessary military equipment, including weapons, and sent it to the
United States, presidential adviser of the country Yuri Biryukov said
Tuesday.... The presidential adviser said that Ukraine also is
discussing the first tranche worth $350 million, with an extra billion
possible. The US side has not made the decision yet, but are not saying
no, Biryukov stressed.
NATO Military to Inspect Southern Russia for 'Military Activity'
Sputnik News - Head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s treaty control
department stated that Dutch military representatives will hold
inspections in Russia’s southern region of Rostov between February 17
and 20 to assess if there are any active military activities in the
Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko Agree on OSCE Steps to Monitor East Ukraine
Sputnik News - The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Germany have agreed
on concrete steps for the observers from the Organization for Security
and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor the situation in eastern
Ukraine, a German government representative was cited as saying by
Reuters on Tuesday.
Egypt's President Wants UN Mandate for Libya Intervention
Sputnik News - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has urged the
United Nations to draft a resolution mandating that an international
coalition intervene in Libya.
German TV channel under fire over fake ‘Russian tanks in Ukraine’
RT - A citizen’s media group has lodged a complaint against German
television channel ZDF for airing a photograph of Russian tanks in
eastern Ukraine, which in reality were Russian tanks on patrol in South
Ossetia in 2008. Just days after a US politician presented on the Senate
floor falsified images of Russian tanks purported to be taken in eastern
Ukraine, one of Germany’s largest broadcasters appears guilty of the
very same error.
Moscow-Based Security Firm Reveals What May Be The Biggest NSA “Backdoor
Zero Hedge - Since 2001, a group of hackers – dubbed the “Equation
Group” by researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab – have infected
computers in at least 42 countries (with Iran, Russia, Pakistan,
Afghanistan, India, and Syria most infected) with what Ars Technica
calls “superhuman technical feats” indicating “extraordinary skill and
Greece Rejects Bailout Deal – Deadline To Avoid Financial Chaos In
Europe Is March 1st
Economic Collapse - Europe is on the verge of a horrifying financial
meltdown, and there are only a few short weeks left to avert total
EU Leaders "Are Afraid The Syriza 'Virus' Will Spread Across Europe"
Zero Hedge - …Greek parliamentary spokesman for Syriza, Nikos Filis
notes "The wave of protests indicates a new beginning... And it scares
the dominant forces in Europe. Because Syriza virus can spread and in
their communities." And we suspect that is indeed the Eurogroup's
No deal: Greece-EU bailout talks break down, Athens given 1 week
RT - The eurozone has given Greece an ultimatum of one week to request
an extension of its bailout deal, as Athens turned down the offer
dubbing it “absurd” and “unreasonable”. Greece’s finance minister said
they were ready to sign - but something different.... Varoufakis said
that he was ready to agree a deal with creditors giving Athens up to six
months credit in return for putting major new budget policies on hold.
German Lawmaker Demands All Payments To Greece Be "Immediately Stopped"
Zero Hedge - Following the reported withdrawal of what Greece deemed as
an acceptable draft document to move forward - replaced by an "absurd,
unacceptable" draft by EU President Dijsselbloem - it appears the
Germans are none too happy. A senior lawmaker from Angela Merkel's
Christian Union bloc has demanded that following this 'rejection' of the
Eurogroup's plan, all payments to Greece should be immediately stopped.
The rift is clearly deepening on both sides...
Evacuation Starts in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture Following Tsunami Warning
Sputnik News - Japanese authorities are evacuating people in the coastal
areas of the Aomori Prefecture where a tsunami warning was issued
following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake, local media report, citing the
country's seismological service.
The quake was also felt in the Iwate prefecture, where a tsunami warning
was issued. Some tremor was reported in the Miyagi and Akita prefectures
and Japan's capital Tokyo. There have been no reports of casualties or
U.S. News, Politics & Government
TX Federal Court Orders Halt to Obama’s Amnesty
Breitbart - Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary
injunction halting the Executive Amnesty program announced last
year by President Barack Obama. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and
Attorney General Ken Paxton responded to the late night decision
by the judge.
Pentagon Deploys Boots on the Ground for ISIS War
Kurt Nimmo - Stars and Stripes reports more than 4,000 Fort
Carson soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team left Colorado
for Kuwait last week. The deployment reveals the Pentagon plans
to use tanks and armored vehicles in the war against ISIS, the
terrorist army it trained at a secret base in Jordan. “The unit
is Fort Carson’s heaviest force, armed with M1 tanks and Bradley
fighting vehicles. Many of its soldiers are veterans of one or
more of the brigade’s four combat tours in Iraq,” Stars and
USA Is The 16th Best Place To Be Born In The World
Zero Hedge - In 1988, America was the best place to be born in
the world. Based on The Economist Intelligence Unit's
quality-of-life index - which links the results of subjective
life-satisfaction surveys (how happy people say they are) to
objective determinants of the quality of life across countries -
USA was #1. Fast forward 25 years or so... and The United States
now ranks 16th, just above South Korea and just below Taiwan and
7 Children Kidnapped by State of Arkansas from Homeschool Family
to Remain in State Custody
Health Impact News - It will be at least “6 more weeks of
kidnapping” for the 7 homeschooled, homebirthed Stanley
children, according to their father. Hal and Michelle Stanley
were given no warning that their court hearing scheduled for
February 12 would be abruptly postponed until March 23. They say
they were not given any explanation as to why the hearing was
Man Released after Months in Jail for Possession of Vitamins
Mikael Thalen- The man, 31-year-old Joseph Burrell, was arrested
last November after police claimed that a vitamin powder found
in his vehicle was actually illegal amphetamines. Charged with
two counts of felony drug possession, Burrell was incarcerated
on $250,000 bail while the substance awaited final testing at
the state crime lab.... After spending weeks behind bars,
Burrell was quietly released only days before his trial. Man
Released after Months in Jail for Possession of Vitamins
Mother Asks Cop To Help Son Stay Out Of Trouble, Cop Chains Him
To A Pole, Beats, Electrocutes Him
Steve Watson - A mother in Richmond County, concerned that her
son was falling into bad company, asked a local Sheriff’s deputy
to help set the 12-year-old boy on a straight path by talking to
him. Instead, the cop opted to handcuff the child to a pole and
beat him senseless. Deputy Alton Walter has been fired and
arrested following the incident, during which he is also alleged
to have electrocuted the child with a taser.
Cops Have Killed Every 8 Hours in 2015, Sending At Least Three
People to Early Graves Per Day
Free Thought Project - As of February 15, only a month and a
half into 2015, there has been at least 136 individuals killed
by police in the United States since the first of the year. The
frighteningly high number averages out to three killed per day,
or someone killed every eight hours. While there is no
government-run database, Killed By Police has taken it upon
themselves to keep track, and are doing a fantastic job thus
VIDEO: VA ‘I CARE’ slogan slammed by veterans, employees as
mockery of reform
Washington Times - The embattled Veterans Affairs Department,
now ranked by a government watchdog as among the most troubled
federal agencies, is reminding employees in a memo why they
should care about their work.
Oil & gas firms off the hook for destruction of Louisiana coast
RT - A federal judge has ruled that multinational energy
corporations are not financially liable for erosion of
Louisiana’s wetlands, 1,900 square miles of which have been lost
since the 1930s. Industry admits to being responsible for 36
percent of that loss. US District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown
dismissed Friday a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the New
Orleans-based Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection
Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for
deterioration of the state’s coastal wetlands.
Climate regime change? CIA may fund weather research for new
weapon, scientist fears
RT - A US scientist spoke to RT saying he is worried
intelligence bodies could try to use the weather as a weapon. He
called on the CIA to open up and be more transparent, and wants
research to be conducted globally to limit the possibility of
hostile use. Professor Alan Robock is wary that US government
agencies are interested in funding climate change research to
see if new technologies could help to turn the weather into
CNN Promotes Microchip Brain Implants For Memory Loss
Activist Post - CNN reported that a team of US researchers are
suggesting that implantable brain chips could help people
restore their memory. The team expects to implant a “small
number” of human volunteers with brain chips in the very near
future. If the trials go well, the team hopes to start
implanting microchips into the brains of their patients within a
ten-year time period.
Obama Won’t Wait for CISPA, Signs Own Orwellian Cybersecurity
Activist Post - The president signed an executive order Saturday
after a speech at a ‘Cyber Security Summit’ at Stanford
University, while many were distracted with Valentine’s Day. The
ever-hated CISPA legislation has stalled in Congress thanks to
public outcry, but Obama has decided to act on his own.
FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Licenses to Anyone Paying $200 Fee
Breitbart - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled
its first commercial drone use regulation for unmanned aerial
vehicles under 55 pounds on Sunday, 46 days later than promised.
Not to be left out of the headlines, the White House issued a
Presidential Directive requiring federal agencies to begin
disclosing where they fly drones in the U.S. and what they do
with the blizzard of surveillance data they have been
AT&T charges $29 more for gigabit fiber that doesn't watch your
Ars Technica - AT&T's gigabit fiber-to-the-home service has just
arrived in Kansas City, and the price is the same as Google
Fiber—if you let AT&T track your Web browsing history. Just as
it did when launching its "GigaPower" service in Austin, Texas
in late 2013, AT&T offers different prices based on how
jealously users guard their privacy.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Cal High Speed Rail Confiscating Farms for Development Profits
Breitbart - With the project billions over budget, HSRA’s chair
has admitted the agency plans to make billions in profits by
confiscating farmland under eminent domain for real estate
development and advertising rights along the rail line....
Although government planners have called the prices they are
offering farmers as “fair value,” the vast majority of property
owners have bitterly called the offers pennies-on-the-dollar.
Over-the-counter medications eat your brain, say scientists
(NaturalNews) According to researchers from the University of
Washington, prolonged use of tricyclic antidepressants (to help
with depression), antihistamines (to treat allergies and hay
fever), antimuscarinics (to help urinary incontinence) and even
some sleep medications was linked to the onset of dementia.
Hay fever medications increase risk of Alzheimer's and dementia
(NaturalNews) A new study is linking commonly used medicines,
which include over-the-counter treatments, of ailments like hay
fever and insomnia to dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease.
Studies show the health benefits of frankincense and myrrh
(NaturalNews) Frankincense and myrrh have long been touted for
their healing abilities and protective powers.... Today, the
benefits of both continue to prove effective, including the
ability to heal certain cancers.
This Top Organic Brand Is Selling Out to a GMO Juggernaut
Natural Society - What’s the best way to squash your
competition? Buy them out. Applegate Farms, LLC really has no
good reason to sell out to a GMO-supporting mega-corporation.
They’ve been worth millions for years, and have gained success
in the organic food industry like few others. But money talks,
and the organic meat seller is in negotiations with industrial
food giant Hormel Foods Corp. to become part of its
Flaxseeds Protect Against Radiation Exposure
Green Med Info - We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation
and, shockingly, nearly half of our radiation exposure in the
U.S. comes from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans. The
balance comes from radiation in the earth, radon gas and
radiation from space. And many worry about fallout from
disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant
in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation? Eat your
VIDEO: Here’s What Happens When You Massage Your Hands According
To This Ancient Japanese Technique
Natural Blaze - Every finger has a role. Pressure on the thumb
eases nausea. Pressure on the finger relaxes your fears.
Pressure on the middle finger chills your temper. Pressure on
your ring finger fights off sadness. And finally, pressure on
the pinky finger eases your overall stress.... Give it a try
next time you’re feeling unbalanced.
Americans Sign Petition to Add “Soylent Green” to Michelle Obama School
Paul Joseph Watson - “Soylent green is people!” appears to be a movie
quote forgotten by many Americans given that some of them signed a
petition to have it added to the Michelle Obama school lunch program.
February 16, 2015 - Today in History:
1741 - Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, "The
General Magazine and Historical Chronicle".
1804 - A raid was led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn the U.S. Navy
frigate Philadelphia. The ship had been taken by pirates.
1857 - The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington,
DC. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the
deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College.
1862 - During the U.S. Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers
surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, TN.
1883 - "Ladies Home Journal" began publication.
1937 - Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for nylon. Carothers was a
research chemist for Du Pont.
1938 - The U.S. Federal Crop Insurance program was authorized.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. troops landed on the island of
Corregidor in the Philippines.
1946 - The first commercially designed helicopter was tested in
1959 - Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba after the overthrow of
President Fulgencio Batista.
1968 - In the U.S., the first 911 emergency telephone system was
inaugurated in Haleyville, AL
1989 - Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, announced that a bomb
hidden inside a radio-cassette player was the reason that Pan Am Flight
103 was brought down the previous December. All 259 people aboard and 11
on the ground were killed.
1999 - Testimony began in the Jasper, TX, trial of John William King. He
was charged with murder in the gruesome dragging death of James Byrd Jr.
King was later convicted and sentenced to death.
2002 - The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested after
dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds and scattered
around in the surrounding woods.
2011 - Bookstore chain Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2012 - A federal judge in Detroit ordered life in prison for Umar Farouk
Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who'd tried to blow up a packed Northwest
jetliner with a bomb concealed in his underwear.
Egyptian, Libyan airstrikes on ISIS targets in Libya after terrorists
behead 21 Copts
RT - Egypt’s Air Force has hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS)
positions in Derna, Libya, after the execution of 21 Christian Egyptians
by the terrorist group. Libyan forces loyal to the authorities have also
targeted the IS in the country, a commander said. Up to 50 militants
have been killed in the airstrikes on Libya, Egyptian state TV reported.
EU adds more Russians, eastern Ukrainians to sanctions list after
successful Minsk talks
RT - The European Union has expanded its anti-Russian sanctions list to
19 more people and nine entities. The EU blacklist now includes 151
citizens of Russia and Ukraine’s self-proclaimed eastern republics and
37 Russian companies.... Restrictive measures include the freezing of
the individuals’ assets in European Union countries and an EU-wide
travel ban. New sanctions defy common sense and prevent a resolution of
Ukrainian internal conflict, Russia’s Foreign Ministry commented.
Turkey Joins Growing List of Countries Closing Embassy in Yemen
Sputnik News - Turkey is suspending operations of its embassy in Sanaa,
Yemen after Houthi rebels seized power, the country's Foreign Ministry
Egypt eyes revenge after ISIS executes 21 Copts, releases video
RT - Egypt’s President Abdel el-Sisi said Cairo “reserves the right to
respond in any way” to the killing of 21 Copts by Islamic State
militants. The extremist group has released a graphic video showing the
beheadings of the Copts that were kidnapped in Libya. Sisi warned that
Cairo would choose the “necessary means and timing to avenge the
criminal killings” as he spoke on state television in the wake of the
surfaced footage of the brutal executions.
Copenhagen Police Kill Suspect Following Fatal Shootings at Cafe,
Sputnik News - According to the press release, the man was deemed
suspicious in relation to the shootings in a Copenhagen cafe Saturday
evening and synagogue early Sunday. The man opened fire at the officers,
who fatally shot him. "Police are investigating right now whether the
person could stand behind both shootings at Krudttonden and synagogue in
Krystalgade," the statement said.
Shocking audio of the moment a man opens fire on Copenhagen cafe
The Telegraph - Audio obtained by the BBC has captured the moment a
gunman attacked a cafe in the Danish Capital, Copenhagen, during a
debate on free speech. During the audio a woman can be heard talking
about free speech before gunshots interrupt her, chairs can then be
heard being moved as the gunshots continue.
Thousands Of Government Supporters Rally In Athens, Demand "Give Greece
Zero Hedge - In another 'odd' event for Europe's status quo, for the
second time in a week, tens of thousands of pro-government supporters
have taken to the infamous Syntagma Square in Athens to ensure Syriza
knows exactly what tomorrow's 'negotiations' are all about. With the
latest poll showing Syriza in an even more dominant position nationally
(45.4% vs ND's 18.4%) and Merkel's party looking like it will lose in a
landslide in Hamburg local election, it seems the people of Europe have
expressed their will.
VIDEO: Ukraine sends Senate old AP photos as proof of “Russian military
RT - The US Senate Arms Service committee is on the defensive after it’s
emerged that members of the Ukraine parliament presented them with
7-year-old pictures showing a current Russian 'military presence' in the
region. As Congress pushed for more military action, the photo’s were
being used as a justification of force on the part of the US. RT’s Lizze
China to film interrogations of suspects in push to halt police
RT - Chinese police will be required to film and record all
interrogations in criminal cases to increase transparency, Xinhua
reports. The new law states that the cross-examination process must be
carried out fairly and the rights of suspects are respected.
Report: Millions stolen from banks through sophisticated malware
Ars Technica - Hackers infiltrated over 100 banks in several countries,
stealing millions of dollars in possibly the largest bank theft the
world has seen, according to a report published by the New York Times on
Saturday. The Times said it received an advance copy of an upcoming
report by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that details how banks in Russia,
Japan, the United States, and other countries fell victim to malware
starting in late 2013 that allowed the hackers to watch video feeds,
view daily operations, and impersonate bank officials.
Icelanders Really Jailed Some Bankers Today
Grapevine - The former CEO of Kaupþing, former chairman of the board of
Kaupþing, former CEO of Kaupþing Luxembourg and former owner of 10% of
Kaupþing all got sentenced to prison today by the supreme court of
Iceland, reports Kjarninn.... In the court’s opinion, the four conspired
to conceal the fact that one of the investors in Kaupthing, Mohammad Bin
Khalifa Al-Thani, owned his 5.01% stake in the bank thanks to money lent
to him by the bank itself. Investigations into the four go back to the
Icelandic bank crash of autumn 2008.
Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital
(AP) - Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the
capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were
confirmed there, an official said Saturday.... Sierra Leone has seen
nearly 11,000 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases during the
worst Ebola outbreak in history, the most of any country, according to
the World Health Organization. Despite a drop in cases, transmission in
Sierra Leone remains widespread, with 76 new cases confirmed in the
previous week, WHO said Wednesday.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US ‘eyeing new air base’ in Iraq amid talk of major offensive on
RT - Washington is working to install a new air base in Iraq’s
Kurdistan to be used in a campaign against Islamic State (ISIS),
media report. This comes as the White House’s special envoy on
ISIS speaks of a ground operation in Iraq against the militants.
Ron Paul: Ukraine Coup Planned By Nato And EU
Zero Hedge - As Ron Paul recently exclaimed, the war
propagandists are very active and are winning over the support
of many unsuspecting American citizens. So we thought the
followingg 90 seconds of 'pure Paul' would provide a
refreshingly different perspective as he explains, "I'm not
pro-Russia, I'm not pro-Putin, I'm pro-facts." "The Ukraine coup
was planned by NATO and EU... The best thing we can do for
Ukraine is get the foreigners out."
VIDEO: Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to
vote in elections
Washington Times - President Obama’s temporary deportation
amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly
register and vote in elections, state elections officials
testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s
licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create
a major voting loophole.
Ca DMV Expanding to Accommodate Thousands of Illegal Aliens
Breitbart - Since the new California law kicked in on January 2
granting illegal immigrants the right to acquire drivers
licenses, the DMV has been overwhelmed, often times leaving
customers waiting on line for hours. The Orange County Register,
reported that customers are reporting long wait times lasting
hours even for those with appointments.
Border Patrol agents advised to release drunk drivers
(CBS5) - A training memo for federal agents who patrol Arizona
advises them they are under no obligation to detain an alcohol
impaired driver and they face no liability by allowing them to
continue driving.... Border Patrol agents are not certified
peace officers in Arizona, meaning they do not have the lawful
authority to arrest someone suspected of breaking state law.
Repeal Of Common Core Bill Unveiled
The Intelligencer - The West Virginia Senate has taken the first
step away from national Common Core education standards with a
bill to prohibit its use in state schools.... It would prohibit
the use of Common Core standards, remove the state from the
Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium and adopt pre-Common Core
standards used in Massachusetts. The bill also would restrict
the sharing of student data and establishes an Education
Standards Development Steering Commission to oversee the move
away from Common Core.
Bill to keep officers’ names secret after shootings moves
Tucson Sentinel - Despite objections from open-government and
civil rights activists, a state Senate committee advanced a bill
Wednesday that would allow law enforcement agencies to withhold
for 90 days the names of officers involved in deadly force
BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo
NRA-ILA - In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration
to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and
other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced
today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as
“armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use
of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions
and bypass Congress.
Bill Would Allow Concealed Weapons Across State Lines
The Hill - Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed
weapons around the country under new legislation introduced in
the Senate. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in
their home state to bring their firearms in any other state with
Why The Price Of Oil Is More Likely To Fall To 20 Rather Than Rise To 80
Economic Collapse - This is just the beginning of the oil crisis. Over
the past couple of weeks, the price of U.S. oil has rallied back above
50 dollars a barrel. In fact, as I write this, it is sitting at $52.93.
But this rally will not last. In fact, analysts at the big banks are
warning that we could soon see U.S. oil hit the $20 mark.
West Coast Ports Shut Down For Holiday Weekend: Supply Chain Halt
Threatens Havoc On Reeling Economy
Zero Hedge - A week ago, when we wrote "Catastrophic Shutdown Of
America's Supply Chain Looms" As West Coast Port Worker Talks Break
Down", few people noticed... Fast forward to today, when over the past
48 hours there has suddenly been a deluge of sellside reports, rushing
to bring attention to this topic, such as the following: West Coast port
disruptions likely to cloud outlooks as Q4 earnings approach-Goldman
Sachs, Port Slowdowns Intensifying, Risk Heightened Across Retail
Space-Credit Suisse, Further West Coast Port Disruption A Possibility -
Deutsche Bank, All's not quiet at the Western ports-Bank of America.
California Loses Earthquake Crown to Oklahoma
AllGov - The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) crunched
data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and counted 562
Oklahoma earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater, compared
to 180 in California. E&E Publishing looked at the same numbers
and counted 564, but who’s quibbling? Oklahoma, a state half the
size of California, only had 100 significant quakes the year
before, and that was a huge leap from previous years…CIR says
scientists lay the blame squarely on the oil and gas industry:
“Numerous studies agree that wastewater disposal from hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking, is a major factor in increasing seismic
Utility commissioner’s private emails reveal conspiracy
Take Back Your Power - Evidence has now been made public of
illegal actions and collusion between former California Public
Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey and utility PG&E,
as criminal investigations continue. Peevey knew – since 2010 –
that “smart” meters can cause physical harm. And he believed
PG&E should do something about it, albeit “quietly”. However,
instead of regulating the utility to ensure public safety, he
deferred his lawful duty to PG&E – the entity causing the
Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed
Go to Prison for File Sharing? That's What Hollywood Wants in the Secret
Activist Post - The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses
massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force
other TPP signatories to accept the United States' excessive copyright
terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking
the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to shorten them in the
future. It contains DRM anti-circumvention provisions that will make it
a crime to tinker with, hack, re-sell, preserve, and otherwise control
any number of digital files and devices that you own.
As Early as 2016, Robot Cops Will Be Patrolling Your Streets…….No,
Free Thought Project - By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall
police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets. The
Telebot, developed by Florida International University’s Discovery Lab,
has been field-tested and is undergoing final tune up. With a swiveling
head and dexterous fingers, the humanoid robot is controlled remotely by
a person wearing an Oculus Rift headset and motion-tracking vest, arm
bands, and gloves. The voice of the remote operator is transmitted
through the robot to the unfortunate citizen on the receiving end.
Contact lens with… inbuilt telescope to increase peripheral vision
3-fold in a wink
RT - A revolutionary new contact lens with a built in telescope could
help millions to regain their full sight. Just a wink of one’s eye is
enough to zoom in or turn the telescope off, which increases peripheral
vision three fold. The new technology is set to help sufferers of
age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can result in the loss of
vision in the center of the visual field. This makes it difficult to
read and recognize faces.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
First Wood Stoves … Now A Fireplace Ban?
Off the Grid News - Wood burning is already banned in parts of
Utah on low air quality days. Even EPA-approved stoves would
have been prohibited.... Periodic bans on fireplaces are already
in effect in places such as Southern California, where the Air
County Management District banned all wood burning in Los
Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino, on seven
days in January. One city has gone even further. All residents
of the city of Montreal will be required to remove wood-burning
stoves or fireplaces or replace them with gas-burning heaters by
2020, CTV News reported.
USDA Approves GMO Apples Despite Opposition from Apple Industry
Food & Water Watch - “Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture
approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered
Arctic Apples. These apples are engineered to resist browning
when sliced. The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000
comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of
Arctic Apples.... The U.S. Apple Association, Washington Apple
Commission and other grower groups have voiced their disapproval
due to the negative impact GMO apples could have on the apple
industry, and in 2013 Gerber and McDonald’s announced that they
would not use GMO apples in their products.
7 Incredible, Off-Grid Ways To Reuse Old Tea Bags
Off the Grid News - Like many natural items, you can re-purpose
tea bags in a variety of useful ways. Here is a list of ideas
you can try in and around your own home.
Top 10 protein-packed plants for survival and a healthy diet
(NaturalNews) The following list contains 10 protein-packed
plants for a healthy diet. This list may also come in handy in a
survival situation where a person's body may require various
Airlines Consider Requiring Proof Of Vaccination For Domestic
Examiner - Traveling by air may get even more complicated if a
reported plan by major carrier airlines requiring passengers to
be vaccinated comes to fruition. After the increasing problem of
unvaccinated individuals contracting and spreading communicable
diseases, airlines hope to be a stopgap solution to preventing
larger outbreaks. An inside source with the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) suggests that, “Multiple major carriers
have begun discussing requiring vaccination records for all
passengers before allowing them to board a flight.”
Merck MMR Vaccine Failed to Protect Thousands from Mumps
AllGov - Pharmaceutical giant Merck is being accused falsifying
data so it could sell a vaccine that wasn’t as effective as
advertised and didn’t work for thousands of individuals. Merck
is being sued by two virologists who say Merck knowingly faked
data about the effectiveness of the vaccine and still put it on
the market. Two former Merck employees said in 2010 that the
company infused a blood sample with animal antibodies to make it
look like the vaccine had elicited increased antibody
17 medical establishment journals blindly accept blatantly fake
(NaturalNews) In a humorous experiment that exposes published
"science" as a subjective mess of opinions and oftentimes
deliberate deceptions, a Harvard University medical doctor has
confirmed that almost anything can get published in a medical
journal for the right price.
Sugar Beets Make Hemoglobin
Dr. Mercola - Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that
carries oxygen throughout your body. While you might assume this
is a uniquely human protein, it’s actually found in plants, too,
including sugar beets. Researchers from Lund University in
Sweden, who note that hemoglobin from blood donations falls far
short of demands, hope that this plant hemoglobin, known as
leghemoglobin, may one day become a blood substitute capable of
Prelude to Mandatory Vaccines? Lawmakers introduce 'vaccines
save lives' resolution
The Hill - More than 90 members of Congress from both parties
introduced a resolution on Friday affirming that vaccines save
lives, amid a measles outbreak that has sparked a national
debate.... The resolution pushes back against fears that
vaccines could be harmful. It "recognizes that the lack of
vaccination can cause a true public health crisis, and that
there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause
life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or
Vaccination Bill Amended
The Intelligencer - Provisions granting religious exemptions to
childhood immunizations in West Virginia were stripped Tuesday
from legislation before the State Senate's Health and Human
Resources Committee as members worked to streamline the process
to obtain medical exemptions.... Children who aren't vaccinated
for such diseases as chicken pox, hepatitis-b, diphtheria,
polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and whooping cough are
not permitted to attend school.
Black Seed Oil: Protection In A Toxic World?
Green Med Info - Scientists have implicated environmental
chemicals in increasing cancer rates, plummeting fertility,
increases in obesity, respiratory illness, depression, autism,
attention deficit hyperactivity and fibromyalgia to name but a
few. Apart from isolating yourself to an organic commune and
existing purely on a raw vegan organic diet, is there anything
else you can do to protect your health?
Did You Know How Easy It Is to Make Natural Fruit Roll Ups?
Natural Blaze - The non-trademarked name for store-bought "fruit
roll ups" is fruit leather. Store-bought fruit snacks contain
artificial dyes, GMO corn syrup, GMO hydrogenated oils, natural
flavors (MSG?), monoglycerides and GMO dextrose (aka corn
sugar). Not exactly a fun way to enjoy fruit. Who knew it was so
easy to make at home? With two ingredients, a couple supplies
already in your kitchen, and a 3-hour hands-free wait, the whole
family can enjoy this guilt-free dessert.
Is Your Pet Sleeping on a Hotbed for Cancer?
Dr. Becker - Bile duct cancer, or biliary carcinoma, is a common type of
liver cancer in both cats and dogs, primarily seen in pets over the age
of 10. This type of cancer is very aggressive, with metastasis occurring
in 80 percent of patients. A suspected cause of biliary carcinoma is
environmental exposure to carcinogens, so it’s important to reduce your
pet’s exposure to food-borne carcinogens in kibble, fabrics or pet beds
treated with flame-retardants, and chemical pesticides/herbicides.