August 30, 2013 - Today in History:
1682 - William Penn sailed from England and later established the
colony of Pennsylvania in America.
1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the
West Point fort to the British army.
1862 - The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle
of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.
1941 - During World War II, the Nazis severed the last railroad link
between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.
1945 - General Douglas MacArthur set up Allied occupation
headquarters in Japan.
1951 - The Philippines and the United States signed a defense pact.
1956 - In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened.
1960 - A partial blockade was imposed on West Berlin by East
1963 - The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into
1965 - Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a
Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit
on the Supreme Court.
1982 - P.L.O. leader Yasir Arafat left Beirut for Greece.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S.
Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in
1984 - The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On
the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.
1991 - The Soviet republic of Azerbaijan declared its independence.
1994 - Rosa Parks was robbed and beaten by Joseph Skipper. Parks was
known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, which
sparked the civil rights movement.
1994 - The largest U.S. defense contractor was created when the
Lockheed and Martin Marietta corporations agreed to a merger.
1996 - An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed when the
nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.
1999 - The residents of East Timor overwhelmingly voted for
independence from Indonesia. The U.N. announced the result on
Syria War “Coalition” Dissolves: Britain, France, Canada and Most Other
Countries Say NO to Syrian Attack
Washington's Blog - Britain, France, Canada, Nato, Israel, Italy, Jordan
and the rest of the world have said no to a Syrian attack. The Arab
League – which backed the war against Libya – has also said no to an
attack on Syria. After it was revealed that U.S. claims that the Syrian
government carried out recent the chemical weapons attack are wholly
unsubstantiated, the U.S. has become isolated.
With Britain out, U.S. ready to go it alone in Syria
McClatchy - U.S. intervention in Syria won’t have the support of key
ally Britain after a historic vote by Parliament on Thursday to reject
any military action to deter the use of chemical weapons by President
Bashar Assad’s regime. The move seriously undermines President Barack
Obama’s ability to build an international coalition in support of
missile strikes against Syria.
Report: US Attack On Syria to Begin Saturday
Paul Joseph Watson - A reporter with Israel’s most widely read newspaper
has been told by defense establishment officials that a US-led attack on
Syria will begin on Saturday and end when Barack Obama meets Vladimir
Putin on Wednesday.
VIDEO: UN Security Council meeting on Syria ends in deadlock
Press TV - Representatives from the United States, Britain, France,
Russia, and China met on Thursday afternoon at the UN headquarters in
New York for the second time in two days, but the meeting broke up after
less than an hour, with the ambassadors steadily walking out.
Brzezinski: ‘Global Political Awakening’ Making Syrian War Difficult
Story Leak - During a short interview with Germany’s DW News last
Monday, former US National Security Adviser and Trilateral Commission
co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski commented on the growing inefficiency of
war due to the increased political knowledge of the public.
Selective ‘obscenity’: US checkered record on chemical weapons
RT - The US charge against Syria is being driven by Damascus’ alleged
use of chemical weapons against civilians. While Washington is quick to
intervene on moral grounds, its own checkered past regarding WMDs may
put the world’s policeman under the spotlight.
Turkish protesters hold demo against military strike on Syria
Press TV - Turkish people have held a demonstration outside a US
military installation in the south of the country to protest against a
possible military intervention in Syria.
VIDEO: Activists hold rally against US military presence in Philippines
Hundreds of Filipino activists have held a mass protest rally against
the military presence of the United Sates in their Southeast Asian
VIDEO: Palestinians protest US-brokered PA-Israel talks
Press TV - Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on
the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the Gaza
Strip and are demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian
‘Israel benefits from Lebanon bombings’
Press TV - The Iranian ambassador to Beirut has censured the recent wave
of deadly bombings in Lebanon, saying the Israeli regime is the main
beneficiary of such acts of violence.
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Israeli forces violate the UN-designated Blue Line
Greek civil servants protest layoffs, job transfers
Press TV - On July 17, Greek lawmakers passed a deeply resented
austerity bill tied to the country's next tranche of loans from foreign
creditors. By the end of this year, 25,000 civil servants must be
redeployed and an additional 4,000 fired under the terms of the recent
bailout package, which will grant the country €6.8 billion ($8.7
billion) in rescue loans.
Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack
Paul Joseph Watson - Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have
admitted to Associated Press journalist Dale Gavlak that they were
responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western
powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the
casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling
chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Rand Paul Warns Obama Against Starting “Major War” With Russia
Paul Joseph Watson - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says it’s more
likely the Syrian rebels were behind last week’s chemical
weapons attack, warning President Obama that military escalation
risked provoking a major war with Russia in the longer term.
25 Quotes About The Coming War With Syria That Every American
Economic Collapse - If the American people are going to stop
this war, they need to do it now. The following are 25 quotes
about the coming war with Syria that every American should
252 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking,
Corruption, Cronyism, etc.
freedomoutpost.com - Every President, every politician, and
every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy.
But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than
anyone else that I have ever known of.
Snowden reveals US intelligence’s black budget: $52.6 billion on
RT - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has leaked a
new top-secret document that for the first time ever publically
discloses how the United States spends tens of billions of
dollars annually on clandestine spy programs.
Did You Know... 26 States Have Your DMV Photo Entered Into A
Facial Technology Database?
knowthelies.com - Without informing the public and without first
reviewing security rules for the system, Ohio law enforcement
officers started using facial recognition technology more than
two months ago, scanning databases of driver's license photos
and police mug shots to identify crime suspects, The Enquirer
More than 150 Congress Members Demand Vote on Syria
Washington Blog - Already Thursday, more than 150 members of
Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria
without a congressional vote. House members circulated two
separate letters circulated that were sent to the White House
demanding a congressional role before military action takes
VIDEO: Ron Paul: We’re Not Positive Who Set Off the Gas
Fox Business - Former Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), argues the U.S.
should stay out of Syria.
U.S. Web Attacks Skyrocket Ahead of Mid East Action: 81% Above
Activist Post - Outgoing Department of Homeland Security
secretary Janet Napolitano ominously warned of a coming “cyber
event” in an open letter to her successor this week, claiming
that such an attack on the domestic Internet “will have a
serious effect on our lives, our economy, and the everyday
functioning of our society.”
Ted Cruz is right: Obamacare delays alone are enough grounds for
(NaturalNews) Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was ridiculed by some ex-Bushie
RINO chick I'd never heard of before recently, because, when
asked why it wasn't possible to impeach President Obama, he
answered, "Because we don't have the votes."
Natural News writer targeted by police, asserts his rights,
threatened with violence, dragged from car
(NaturalNews) A natural news writer was stopped by Casey,
Illinois, police early Sunday morning, August 18th. On his way
home with his wife, the writer was suddenly stopped by Officer
Hanley. According to police, a rear light was out on the
Death (certificates) took a holiday in wake of bankruptcy filing
Detroit News - Detroit’s funeral directors received this unusual
text message last month. “FYI, city of Detroit can’t process
death certificates because they have no paper and don’t have
money to buy any.”
20 Triggers For Collapse If US Strikes Syria...
Activist Post -- For years now at Alt-Market I have carefully
outlined the most likely path of collapse to take place within
the U.S., and a vital part of that analysis included economic
destabilization caused by a loss of the dollar's world reserve
status and petro-status. I have also always made clear that this
fiscal crisis event would not occur in the midst of a political
West Virginia Repo Company Sent To Wrong House
Huffington Post - Going to the wrong house and repossessing
everything inside has to be one of the biggest mistakes a repo
company can make.
Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda, According to
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
wattsupwiththat.com - Climatism or global warming alarmism is
the most prominent recent example of science being coopted to
serve a political agenda, writes Richard Lindzen of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology... He compares it to past
examples: Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union, and the eugenics
Fracking fluid linked to fish die-off
RT - A new government study found that a 2007 fracking fluid
spill in Kentucky killed off several species of fish, including
two that were classified as “threatened.” Some of the surviving
fish developed gill lesions, liver damage and spleen damage.
Energy Firm Caught Breaking Down Door to Install Smart Meter!
Activist Post - Smart Meters are a financial Trojan Horse for
Big Energy. This is why we are witnessing – and now catching on
film – criminal acts of vandalism, breaking and entering and
trespass by energy firms trying to install their next-generation
cash machines in the homes of customers.
19 Important Herbs For A Healthy Body
offthegridnews.com - As we discussed previously, being able to
resist hay fever, bronchitis, colds, and the like depends upon
having a healthy body, not just a strong respiratory or immune
UNICEF Surveils, Defames Health Sites Over Vaccines -
GreenMedInfo, Mothering.com, Mercola.com, NaturalNews
Green Med Info - A stunning new report reveals that the United
Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been monitoring independent
health sites and their users in an attempt to identify
'anti-vaccine influencers' and their effect on lackluster
Toxic, Dangerous Food Imports Will Increase with TPP and TAFTA
economyincrisis.org - Under the TPP and TAFTA, two harmful “free
trade” agreements currently being negotiated, the U.S. Food and
Drug administration (FDA) would essentially be stripped of the
power to stop imports of unsafe food and to conduct extensive
food safety inspections.
J&J Adds Warning to Tylenol Caps on Acetaminophen Risk
Bloomberg - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said it will add a red
warning to caps of Tylenol to reinforce the risks of taking too
much of the painkiller.... Acetaminophen overdose is the
most-common cause of liver failure in the U.S. The ingredient is
found in more than 600 medicines, including generic
non-prescription pain relievers and stronger combination
products that require a doctor’s order, such as Vicodin.
New Pap Smear Tests Are Defective
Gaia Health - The Gardasil & Cervarix situation is far worse
than you might have imagined. The one thing that stands between
you and deadly cervical cancer is a pap test, but as this report
shows, even that has been subverted by the profit imperative
that operates in modern medicine & the FDA.
Antipsychotic meds make children three times more likely to
develop diabetes, increase suicide rates 20 fold
(NaturalNews) Two detailed studies shine light on the
devastating side effects that antipsychotic medications have on
children and adolescents. One study, recently published in JAMA
Psychiatry, reports that children on anti-psychotic medications
are three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Eliminate headaches fast with these five herbs
(NaturalNews) Almost everyone has experienced at least one or
two headaches in a lifetime. Some have to put up with several
headaches over time, especially those who experience migraine or
Seniors: Minimize risk of functional losses with this vitamin
(NaturalNews) Vitamin D has been in the spotlight for a number
of years with evidence stacking up that the majority of all
chronic, degenerative diseases are worsened by low levels of
8 Super Foods That Can Magnify All Your Other Fitness Results
Dr. Mercola - If you want a way to get more mileage from every
workout, it may be as simple as choosing these 8 foods. Great
for energy, strength and stamina - along with reducing overuse
injuries and sun overexposure... Why not enjoy these great
training foods today?
Toxic chemical dicyandiamide found in Fonterra milk powder
(NaturalNews) Trouble continues for New Zealand-based Fonterra
after Sri Lankan officials found dicyandiamide, an agricultural
chemical, in milk powder products distributed by the embattled
company's local subsidiary.
VIDEO: Hospital Battling Amish Family's Decision to End Girl's
ABC News - An Ohio appeals court has sided with a hospital that
wants to continue treating a 10-year-old Amish girl with
chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatment for
New Nanotech Set to Track, Self-Destruct, and GPS Tag Guns
Story Leak - The technological system, known as a
micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), utilizes tiny devices
that are implanted in guns and other weapons.... The scary thing
is that MEMS is being developed by the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s science division.
Mind Control and Narrative Psy-Ops
Activist Post - Happiness Brigades could soon be part of every
town and smart city – making us brimful of sunshine to fulfil
the United Nations’ mandate for Gross Global Happiness. Tracked
and monitored, the “not-yet-happy” could be brought up to spec
with a specialized brain zapper, such as the ultrasonic neural
interface funded by DARPA.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Fears Confirmed: Rootworms Grow Resistant To GMO Corn In
offthegridnews.com - The rootworms have grown resistant despite
the fact farmers are rotating their crops between corn and
soybeans – a practice designed to prevent pest resistance.
Rootworms generally lay eggs in cornfields, not soybean fields.
Shortwave Radio For Preppers
Activist Post - While we all understand the need to have a
viable method of communication both during and after a
catastrophic emergency, most of us think of a NOAA weather radio
first and a shortwave band last. But in reality, both are
August 29, 2013 - Today in History:
1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor
1842 - The Treaty of Nanking was signed by the British and the
Chinese. The treaty ended the first Opium War and gave the island of
Hong Kong to Britain.
1944 - During the continuing celebration of the liberation of France
from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs
Elysees in Paris.
1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for Japan to officially
accept the surrender of the Japanese.
1949 - At the University of Illinois, a nuclear device was used for
the first time to treat cancer patients.
1957 - Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster
record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
1962 - The lower level of the George Washington Bridge opened.
1965 - Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles
("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight
days in space.
1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The
record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.
1983 - Two U.S. marines were killed in Lebanon by the militia group
Amal when they fired mortar shells at the Beirut airport.
1983 - The anchor of the USS Monitor, from the U.S. Civil War, was
retrieved by divers.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview,
declared that America could not defeat Iraq.
1991 - The Communist Party in the Soviet Union had its bank accounts
frozen and activities were suspended because of the Party's role in
the failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev.
1991 - The republics of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to
stay in the Soviet Union.
1992 - The U.N. Security Council agreed to send troops to Somalia to
guard the shipments of food.
1998 - Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike after their union
rejected a last-minute company offer.
2004 - India test-launched a nuclear-capable missile able to carry a
one-ton warhead. The weapon had a range of 1,560 miles.
Obama ‘not yet made a decision’ on Syria as UK political rows stall
RT -Facing strong opposition in the UK parliament, military action
against the Syrian regime over the alleged use of chemical weapons could
be delayed. Meanwhile, US president Barack Obama said he has not yet
made a final decision about the military attack. On Thursday, the House
of Commons will be asked by the government to approve a "strong
humanitarian response" to the Syrian government’s alleged war crimes.
Intelligence Suggests Assad Not Behind Chemical Weapons Attack
Paul Joseph Watson - Intercepted phone calls that will be presented by
the Obama administration as proof that Bashar Al-Assad was behind last
week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria actually suggest that the attack
was not ordered by the Syrian government.
Syria asks UN to immediately investigate three new ‘chemical attacks’ by
RT - The Syrian government is demanding that the United Nations
immediately investigate three alleged chemical attacks carried out by
rebel groups on the outskirts of Damascus last week, Syria’s envoy to
the UN said.
U.S. rejects Syrian request that U.N. inspectors stay longer, possibly
delaying military strike
Washington Post - The Obama administration appeared Wednesday to be
forging ahead with preparations to attack Syria. It dismissed a Syrian
request to extend chemical weapons inspections there as a delaying
tactic and said it saw little point in further discussion of the issue
at the United Nations.
WW3? Syrian, Iranian Officials Say Israel Will Be “Set On Fire” If US
Steve Watson- Senior Syrian and Iranian officials have again warned that
should the US pursue military action in Syria, the state of Israel will
find itself firmly and immediately in their crosshairs.
Syria: US Aided Terrorists in Chemical Attack, Europe Next
Anthony Gucciardi - In an explosive declaration, Syria’s deputy foreign
minister has now come out on record in declaring that the US, Britain,
and France were instrumental in aiding the chemical attacks on Syria
through a network of terrorists inside the country.
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US, UK, France helped militants use chemical weapons says Syrian
Fearing U.S. missiles, Syrians flood neighboring Lebanon
McClatchy - The main border crossing between Syria and Lebanon was
thronged Wednesday with Syrians intent on fleeing what many locals
believe will be a series of American-led airstrikes against Syrian
government targets over the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons
last week against rebels.
Attack on Syria likely to trigger terrorists acts against U.S., Israel
Washington Times - Some analysts say that Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed
Lebanese militia fighting in support of embattled Syrian President
Bashar Assad, likely would be inspired to ramp up operations in Iran’s
“shadow war” with the U.S. and its allies.
Syria sends oil to 2-year high, $150 spike feared
RT - Oil has jumped to a two-year high and could see Brent spike as high
as $150 per barrel as US and western allies move towards a military
strike on Syria.
* Related Article:
Will War With Syria Cause The Price Of Oil To Explode Higher?
22 Reasons Why Starting World War 3 In The Middle East Is A Really Bad
Economic Collapse - We are looking at a scenario where the entire Middle
East could be set aflame, and that might only be just the beginning.
Russia and China are sternly warning the U.S. government not to get
involved in Syria, and by starting a war with Syria we will do an
extraordinary amount of damage to our relationships with those two
FLASHBACK - All Wars Are Bankers' Wars
Written and spoken by Michael Rivero. Go here for the
Popular Mechanics: Contaminated water threatens to swamp Fukushima site
as it rises to surface
ENENews - The headlines are dire: Two and a half years after the nuclear
disaster at Fukushima Dai-ichi, contaminated water is leaking from the
plant at a faster rate than most people realized, getting into the
groundwater and the Pacific Ocean.... To add to Fukushima’s woes, there
have also been reports of contaminated groundwater, blocked from its
path to the ocean, rising toward the surface and threatening to swamp
Russia Sends Warships to Mediterranean; Denies Syria Link
Paul Joseph Watson - The Russian Navy has denied that the dispatch of
two warships to the eastern Mediterranean is linked to western military
action against Syria, despite Interfax quoting a source in the armed
forces’ general staff who said the deployment was in response to the
Cameron backs down on urgent Syria strikes
Telegraph - David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military
attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK's rushed response
to the crisis on Wednesday night.
France: political solution the ultimate goal for Syria
Reuters - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that Syria
needed a political solution, but that could only happen if the
international community could halt killings like last week's chemical
attack and better support the opposition.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Ignores Congress on Approval For Syria Attack
Paul Joseph Watson - The White House has so far failed to
respond to a letter signed by 56 bipartisan members of Congress
asking President Obama to get congressional approval for an
attack on Syria, despite Obama himself affirming the
constitutional necessity of such an authorization during his
Obama Says He Will Use “Executive Action” On Gun Control
benswann.com - During a private meeting with some of America’s
major mayors on Tuesday, President Obama said he would use
executive action to promote his gun control agenda.
Top 10 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Not Sign the U.N. Arms Trade
ammoland.com - The U.S. has announced that it will sign the U.N.
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as soon as it is satisfactorily
translated into all official U.N. languages. This could happen
as early as August 28th 2013, when the Russian-language
translation is scheduled to be completed.
9th Circuit dismisses Firearms Freedom Act: Fed. can regulate
guns that stay within state of origin
guns.com - The case centers around the Firearms Freedom Act,
which invokes states rights under the 9th and 10th Amendments to
the U.S. Constitution and declares that “any firearms made and
retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its
constitution to regulate commerce among states.”
Maryland lawmaker introduces stand your ground bill
Washington Times - Last week a Baltimore County lawmaker
announced that he plans to introduce legislation during the 2014
Maryland General Assembly to bring a “Stand Your Ground Law” to
the state. Del. Pat McDonough says that it is time to reverse
state laws that he believes do not protect innocent people.
Banker Pleads Guilty To Using Bailout Money To Buy Himself A
techdirt.com - The feds announced that a banker, Darryl Layne
Woods, who was the head of Mainstreet Bank in Ashland, Missouri,
applied for TARP funds and received over $1 million from the
program back in January of 2009. On February 2nd of 2009, he
used $381,487 of that same money and bought himself a luxury
condo in Florida.
California school district hires company to spy on students’
Facebook, Twitter activities
Activist Post - Southern California’s Glendale Unified School
District has hired an outside company to spy on their students’
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube activities, going truly
above and beyond in the name of student safety.
A Neutral Look At Police Brutality (Infographic)
Liberty Crier - Police brutality infographic from Graphs.net.
Fast Food Workers Plan To Strike Nationwide Thursday
Press TV - Fast-food workers in about 50 cities will walk off
their jobs during lunch hours and demonstrate in front of
restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC. They are
expected to be joined by retail employees from stores like
Wal-Mart, Macy's, Sears and Dollar Tree in some cities.
YouTube: Money Is Not Safe In The Big Banks
Global Research TV - People think that money is safe in the big
banks because the FDIC will protect the deposits. This
assumption is not based on the facts....
Jim Rogers: Syria War And “Market Panic” To Send Gold “Much,
silverdoctors.com - Astute investor, Jim Rogers has warned
overnight in an interview with Tara Joseph of Reuters that “oil
and gold will go much, much higher” due to “market panic”
regarding Syria and the coming end of free money.
Agent Orange possibly on former base
rantoulpress.com - Doug Rokke — a retired Army major who served
in the Vietnam and First Gulf War and said he obtained a PhD in
physics and technology education from the University of Illinois
— said he has a contact who worked at Chanute in the 1960s and
sprayed the dangerous defoliant on the base by Hangar 3, other
hangars and along Officers Row. Rokke said his source, who later
was reveled to be Michael Glasser of Florida, told him he buried
Agent Orange by Heritage Lake.
Suspect in WWII vet slay: We were buying crack from victim
NBC News - One of the teens charged with beating to death a
World War II veteran allegedly claimed he was buying crack
cocaine from the 88-year-old and the transaction turned violent
— but cops said there is no evidence to support that.
Red worms found in drinking water supply to Oklahoma town
usnews.nbcnews.com - Beating the late-summer heat isn't as easy
as running to the sink in one northeast Oklahoma town, as
residents there are being asked not to drink tap water after red
worms were found in the filtering system.
The worms — ranging from a half-inch to an inch long — showed up
earlier this week in the drinking water supply in Colcord, a
small town about 80 miles east of Tulsa.
Coconut oil halts tooth decay by attacking the bacteria that
(NaturalNews) If health authorities are going to remain
insistent upon lacing the water supply with additives to thwart
tooth decay, then they really should be using
all-natural coconut oil rather than fluoride chemicals,
based on the findings of a new study. Researchers from the
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in Ireland have found that
coconut oil effectively inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria
that can cause cavities and mouth infections, without causing
any harmful side-effects.
Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB bacteria: Study
(NaturalNews) Tuberculosis (TB) was once thought to be totally
under control, an ancient, historical disease that has been
handled easily with a course of antibiotics over a few to
several months. Now, Now, TB is making a strong comeback mostly
among the less well-off financially and the more immune
challenged. This TB surge's bacteria has figured out most of the
current antibiotics that once dominated them.
16 Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms - Signs of Low Magnesium Levels
Natural Society - Some of your health issues may be magnesium
deficiency symptoms. Here are 16 signs of a magnesium
Deadly Drug Given to Women to Increase Milk Supply
Gaia Health - What risks are worth taking for the benefits of a
drug? If you think doctors ask that question before prescribing,
take a look at drug metoclopramide, prescribed to increase
nursing mothers’ milk supply, even though it’s deadly and causes
birth defects & permanent neurological damage.
Why Mammography Is Unscientific And Harmful
Green Med Info - Getting a mammogram seems like a "no-brainer."
The diagnostic test detects, by emitting allegedly harmless
ionizing radiation, breast cancer early, thus it prevents the
premature demise of the patient. Yet, many solid scientific
facts invalidate these, on the surface, seemingly legitimate,
highly plausible notions or claims about the value of
Numerous Clinical Trials Prove Peppers can Ease Pain, Promote
Natural Society - There are many health benefits of peppers,
with numerous studies showing how peppers can ease multiple
types of pain and help promote weight loss.
Can't Obtain Health-Boosting Raw Milk? Try a Supplement Called
Natural Society - Want to experience the health benefits of raw
milk, but can't? Ttry a raw milk-derived supplement called
Study: Prescribed Sleeping Pills Linked to Premature Death,
Natural Society - Study: Sleeping pills may lead to an increased
death threat of up to 4 times AND an increased cancer risk.
Facebook to pay out $20 million in privacy compensation
RT - Facebook will pay out $20 million in compensation to users
who had their personal information shared on the website without
permission. Each of them will receive a $15 payout.
Choose your (Facebook) friends wisely: Companies assess social
media accounts before lending
RT - Instead of heavily relying on one’s FICO credit score, as
is standard in the lending business, newer companies turn to a
host of online behaviors in offering loans. Creditworthiness of
customers is judged on a guilt-by-association basis for lending
company Lenddo, which takes into account one’s Facebook friends,
especially those with frequent interactions.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Biotech's Idolized Bt Technology May Transform Benign Insects
Green Med Info - A new study reveals that one of the most widely
used GM pest control technologies could actually be increasing
pest virulence in non-target species.
Gardener’s To-Do List for September
Organic Gardening - Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the
month of September.
Organic Gardening - Overwintering this cold-hardy green is
simple—the key is planning, and these easy-to-follow steps will
yield a bountiful harvest of spinach come spring.
August 28, 2013 - Today in History:
1774 - The first American-born saint was born in New York City.
Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized in 1975.
1830 - "The Tom Thumb" was demonstrated in Baltimore, MD. It was the
first passenger-carrying train of its kind to be built in America.
1833 - Slavery was banned by the British Parliament throughout the
1907 - "American Messenger Company" was started by two teenagers,
Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. Later changed to "United Parcel Service."
1916 - Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during
World War I.
1922 - The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City.
The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for$100.
1939 - The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane took
place. The plane was a German Heinkel He 178.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream"
speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000
1981 - "The New York Daily News" published its final afternoon
1990 - Iraq declared Kuwait to be its 19th province and renamed
Kuwait City al-Kadhima.
1995 - The biggest bank in the U.S. was created when Chase Manhattan
and Chemical Bank announced their $10 billion deal.
1996 - A divorce decree was issued for Britain's Charles and
Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.
1998 - The Pakistani prime minister created new Islamic order and
legal system based on the Koran.
2004 - George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim
the English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte,
France, took 15 hours and 59 minutes.
Marine units positioned near Syria
marinecorpstimes.com - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told BBC television
Tuesday that the Defense Department has “moved assets in place to be
able to fulfill and comply with whatever option the president wishes to
Syrian Electronic Army takes down New York Times website, claims
RT - The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed access to a number of
Twitter’s international domains shortly after bringing down the New York
Times’ website. The attack was apparently made through Melbourne IT.
Syria strike due in days, West tells opposition - sources
Reuters - Western powers have told the Syrian opposition to expect a
strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days, according
to sources who attended a meeting between envoys and the Syrian National
Coalition in Istanbul.
Syria crisis: warplanes spotted in Cyprus as tensions rise in Damascus
Guardian - Warplanes and military transporters have begun arriving at
Britain's Akrotiri airbase on Cyprus, less than 100 miles from the
Syrian coast, in a sign of increasing preparations for a military strike
against the Assad regime in Syria.
Saudis Threaten Russia With Olympic Terrorist Attacks Unless It Abandons
Steve Watson - Saudi intelligence has issued a tacit threat to have
terrorist attacks carried out in Russia at the Winter Olympics in
February 2014, should the state continue to support the Assad regime in
Syria. The threat was revealed in leaked transcripts of a closed-door
meeting three weeks ago between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Prince
Bandar bin Sultan.
Syria: Russia evacuates citizens ahead of military strikes in the 'next
Telegraph - A Russian emergency situations ministry aircraft carrying
aid landed in Syria on Tuesday, and is set to take Russians and other
CIS citizens out of the country on its return flight.
Obama’s Cruise Missile Attack Will Not Topple Assad
Kurt Nimmo - Defense officials told the Washington Post late last week
that a destroyer scheduled to leave the Mediterranean was kept in place
to keep more resources in the area. As noted in the above video, other
assets are being positioned.
UK govt keenest of all on Syria intervention, decision already made -
RT - The British government is the most enthusiastic country in the
entire international community to get involved in Syria, and the
decision on intervention has already been made, believes leader of UK
Independence Party Nigel Farage. The UK Parliament is to be recalled on
Thursday to discuss possible responses to an alleged chemical weapons
attack in Syria last week.
US Attempts to Sabotage UN Chemical Weapons Investigation
Paul Joseph Watson - Desperate to maintain a narrative that will justify
a cruise missile attack on Syria, the Obama administration is seemingly
trying everything within its power to sabotage the UN chemical weapons
investigation in Syria.
U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10
washingtonsblog.com - Two wrongs don’t make a right. But it is
hypocritical for the U.S., Britain and Israel to say that we should bomb
Syria because the government allegedly used chemical weapons.
France calls on UN, AU to act on CAR
Press TV - French President Francois Hollande has called on the United
Nations Security Council and the African Union to "take charge of the
situation" in the violence-hit Central African Republic (CAR).
France jobless rate continues to rise
Press TV - The French Labor Ministry says the number of unemployed
people in the country has climbed for the 27th consecutive month in
July, reaching a record high of 3.28 million.
Fukushima in freefall: radioactive water filters taken offline
(NaturalNews) After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco)
is now calling for international help and has all but admitted
Fukushima's radiation leaks are spiraling out of control.
Tepco Faces 132 Olympic Pools Worth of Radioactive Water
Bloomberg - The more than 330,000 metric tons of water with varying
levels of toxicity is stored in pits, basements and hundreds of tanks at
the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The government said this week it
will take a bigger role in staunching the toxic outflow that’s grown to
40 times the volume accumulated in the atomic disaster at Three Mile
Island in the U.S.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven
Countries In Five Years
Massive Transport of Tanks in New Orleans
Intellihub.com - Massive Transport of Tanks in New Orleans on
the Huey P Long Bridge over the Mississippi River in Jefferson
Parish. The exact destination is unknown. It’s fair to speculate
that these tanks might be shipping to Syria for an anticipated
22 House lawmakers demand say in approving Syria military strike
The Hill - “Engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat
to the United States exists and without prior congressional
authorization would violate the separation of powers that is
clearly delineated in the Constitution,” wrote Rep. Scott Rigell
(R-Va.). The congressman also wrote that the president’s
decision to authorize the 2011 U.S. military in Libya without
Congress’s green light was unconstitutional.
Documents: NYPD labels mosques terrorism enterprises to record
sermons and spy on imams
Washington Post - The New York Police Department has secretly
labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation
that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy
on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal
Departing DHS secretary warns of 'serious' cyber-threat,
devastating natural disaster
RT - The departing US Homeland Security Secretary used her
farewell speech to warn the nation’s leaders of an impending
“serious” cyber-attack as well as a natural disaster, the impact
of which will dwarf Hurricane Sandy and other disasters in
Obama Believes Following Constitution Counterproductive to Syria
Kurt Nimmo - Corporate media talking head and Chief White House
Correspondent for NBC News, Chuck Todd, offered an explanation
as to why the Obama administration is shirking Congress and
violating the Constitution as his administration prepares to
bomb Syria. Getting approval to pull off an attack would be nigh
impossible, Todd said, because of “isolationists” in both houses
Biden prepares ground for Syrian war
Press TV - US Vice President Joe Biden says there is no doubt
that the Syrian government is responsible for the use of
chemical weapons near Damascus, appearing to prepare the ground
for a US military offensive against the Arab country.
72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered “Potential Terrorists”
In Official Government Documents
Activist Post - Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a
Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism,
Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New
World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you
believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever
visit alternative news websites (such as this one)?
Spendopedia: Federal Waste Collection Site Opens On Internet
Washington Times - Has government waste become so bad that we
need an encyclopedia to keep track? One watchdog group seems to
think so and has started a publicly edited, crowdsourced website
that compiles cases of fiscal abuse, modeled after the popular
site Wikipedia.... The government waste website can be found at
Raytheon stock rockets amid news of Syria strike
The Hill - The stock price for U.S. defense firm Raytheon jumped
close to its highest level Tuesday on Wall Street amid news of
possible U.S. military action in Syria. Raytheon shares were
trading at nearly $77 each when U.S. markets opened, coming
close to matching its all-time price of $77.93 over the last
year for the American defense firm.
falls 100 amid mounting worries over Syria, all S&P sectors
CNBC - Stocks finished sharply lower for a second session
Tuesday, with the Dow falling to a two-month low, amid
escalating worries over potential U.S. military action in Syria.
IRS issues final rules on Obamacare's 'individual mandate'
Reuters - The Internal Revenue Service issued final rules on
Tuesday for the individual mandate of President Barack Obama's
healthcare overhaul... If individuals choose not to carry
insurance, they are subject to a penalty, starting at $95 per
person per year or 1 percent of income in 2014, whichever is
greater, and eventually reaching $695 per person or 2.5 percent
of income by 2016.
IRS: Compliance Burden for Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax
Totals 7.5 Million Hours Each Year
atr.org - 7.5 million hours: Taxpayers will be forced to spend a
total of 7.5 million hours each year complying with the new tax.
30 Minutes: Taxpayers will be forced to spend up to 30
additional minutes filling out paperwork each year, just for
this one new tax. 63: The number of times the final rule uses
the Orwellian term “Shared Responsibility Payments” to describe
what is actually a tax.
America’s Outsourcers To Be Reclassified As Manufacturers
Economic Populist - Don't like the trade deficit, low GDP and
the public outrage over the offshore outsourcing? Change the
accounting method to make it go away! Such is the agenda of
government statisticians it appears. How they are going to
incorporate statistical lies into national accounts is shocking.
Production location no longer matters, the thing that will count
is ownership of the final product.
Veterans Affairs workers reap bonuses despite claims backlog
Staffers in the Department of Veterans Affairs have been reaping
millions of dollars in bonuses despite a huge backlog of cases
that has veterans waiting hundreds of days for compensation. The
bonuses were reported Monday by journalism project News21,
whose findings were published in The Washington Post.
According to 2012 data, the VA employed more than 11,000 claims
processors or assistants. Most handle disability claims, while
some deal with claims such as those for education and other
California’s Rim Fire Is The Size Of Chicago
Activist Post - The huge fire raging around Yosemite National
Park now covers more than 230 sq miles (600 sq km) and continues
to grow with just a small percentage of it contained. It
continues moving and is now only 20 miles from the park’s main
Weather Could Be Controlled With Lasers
London Telegraph - Experts from around the world are to gather
at the World Meteorological Organisation next month to discuss
how powerful laser pulses can be used to generate changes in the
atmosphere that influence the weather.
VIDEO: Mercury contamination in fish expected to rise in coming
CBS News - In a study published Aug. 25 in the journal Nature
Geoscience, University of Michigan researchers say that mercury
produced by the coal-burning power plants in these northern
Pacific countries travels thousands of miles through the air
before rainfall deposits it on the ocean floor near Hawaii. From
there, it's passed on to humans who consume contaminated Pacific
Ocean fish, such as tuna and swordfish.
Naked Juice class action settlement announced: Here's how to
claim $45 from PepsiCo even without proof of purchase
(NaturalNews) The Naked Juice company was sued in 2011, accused
of using GMO ingredients and deceptively labeling its products,
"all natural." As the Organic Consumers Association explains...
Virus traces in Fluvax blamed for increase in convulsions, other
adverse reactions in children
(NaturalNews) Australian Life Scientist reports that a two-year
investigation into why Fluvax caused an alarming number of
children to experience serious febrile seizures and other
frightening side effects has revealed that an exceptionally high
number of virus components in the vaccine may be to blame.
Nearly one in 100 children, according to the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) experienced seizures as a
result of receiving Fluvax.
Muscle loss and Celiac disease
(NaturalNews) There are over 300 disorders scientifically linked
to gluten and clearly it is impossible to cover that list in one
article, so let's focus on just two: bodybuilding and weight
loss (including fat loss for definition).
Omega-3 Fats Linked to Eye-Health, Prevention of Age-Related
Natural Society - A diet low in trans-fats and rich in omega-3
fats could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
What if Beer Companies Told the Truth?
Alliance for Natural Health - Would some of their labels say,
“Brewed with pure Rocky Mountain spring water, GMO corn syrup,
and fish bladder”?... The reality is far less appetizing. The
legal additives to beer includes...
Medicaid is Drowning Our Kids in Toxic Psychiatric Drugs!
Alliance for Natural Health - The number of children on Medicaid
taking antipsychotic drugs has tripled in just ten years—and
shockingly, many of them are under the age of three. Note that
these are not just antidepressants, which are bad enough. We are
talking about strong antipsychotic drugs.
Facebook Succombs to 38,000 Government Requests for User Info in
Julie Wilson - Facebook has released statistics revealing how
often the government requests information on its users. During
the first half of this year, Facebook released information on
approximately 38,000 users in 74 countries.
Scientists Control One Person’s Body With Another Person’s Brain
stratrisks.com - Researchers at the University of Washington
have figured out how to send commands from one person’s brain to
control a different person’s muscle movement. In technical
terms, it’s the world’s first noninvasive human-to-human brain
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
My Four Biggest Gardening Mistakes
Mother Earth News - Over the past year, this experienced
gardener has made countless mistakes in her garden. In this
post, she shares four of her most frustrating mistakes and how
to avoid them in the future.
August 27, 2013 - Today in History:
1789 - The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the
French National Assembly.
1828 - Uruguay was formally proclaimed to be independent during
preliminary talks between Brazil and Argentina.
1858 - The first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by
"The New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about the peace demands
of England and France being met by China.
1859 - The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by
Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA.
1892 - The original Metropolitan Opera House in New York was
seriously damaged by fire.
1894 - The Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act was passed by the U.S. Congress.
Was for a graduated income tax was later struck
down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1928 - The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed by 15 countries in Paris.
Later, 47 other nations would sign the pact.
1945 - American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the
Japanese government at the end of World War II.
1962 - Mariner 2 was launched by the U.S. In Dec. of
the same year the spacecraft flew past Venus. It was the first space
probe to reach the vicinity of another planet.
1972 - North Vietnam's major port at Haiphong saw the first bombings
from U.S. warplanes.
1981 - Work began on recovering a safe from the Andrea Doria, a
luxury liner that had sank in 1956 in the waters off of
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the first citizen
to go into space would be a teacher. The teacher that was eventually
chosen was Christa McAuliffe. She died in the Challenger disaster on
January 28, 1986.
1985 - The Space Shuttle Discovery left for a seven-day mission in
which three satellites were launched and another was repaired and
1990 - The U.S. State Department ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi
1996 - California Governor Pete Wilson signed an order that would
halt state benefits to illegal immigrants.
1999 - The final crew of the Russian space station Mir departed the
station to return to Earth. Russia was forced to abandon Mir for
2001 - The U.S. military announced that an Air Force RQ-1B
"Predator" aircraft was lost over Iraq. It was reported that the
unmanned aircraft "may have crashed or been shot down."
2001 - Work began on the future site of a World War II memorial on
the U.S. capital's historic national Mall. The site is between the
Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
Syria: We’ll Strike Israel If US Attacks
Steve Watson - A senior Syrian official has warned that Israel will
“come under fire” should the United states pursue any military
aggression against the Assad regime. As reported by the Israeli news
site Ynet, Halef al-Muftah, a leading member of the Syrian Ba’ath
national council, and a former aide to the Syrian media minister said
today that the Syrian government has “strategic weapons aimed at
'Israel behind Lebanon bomb attacks'
Press TV - Lebanon's Grand Mufti has accused Israel of being behind the
recent wave of bomb attacks in the country, saying Tel Aviv is the only
side to benefit from violence in Lebanon.
UK gathers warplanes, military hardware in Cyprus base near Syria –
RT - “Warplanes and military transporters” have reportedly been moved to
Britain’s Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus in the latest sign of the allied
forces’ preparations for a military strike on Syria amid bellicose
rhetoric against the Syrian government.
Phone Intercept proves “Terrorists used Chemical Weapons in Homs”
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) - Official Syrian sources state that telephone
intercepts between terrorists, affiliated to the so-called “Shuhada al-Bayada
Battalion” and their Saudi Arabian liaison, called Adulbasit, clarify
that foreign-backed terrorists have used a chemical weapon in Deir Balba,
in the countryside of Homs.
Now Egypt looks to ‘expose’ Obama
WND - President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White
House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim
Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor
Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter.
Edward Snowden got stuck in Moscow ‘after Cuba blocked entry’
The Guardian - The US whistleblower Edward Snowden got stuck in the
transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana refused to let him fly
from Russia to Cuba, a Russian newspaper has claimed.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Sec. State Kerry Prepares WMD Pretext Ahead of Syria Attack
Kurt Nimmo - During his remarks today at the State Department,
Secretary Kerry exploited the shock value of the chemical attack
last week in Syria but did not provide a shred of verifiable
evidence that the attack was the work of Bashar al-Assad and his
U.S. Prepares to Attack Syria — 60% of Americans Are Against It,
Obama Has No UN Approval, and No Proof of Who Was Behind Gas
RINF - The U.S. is giving all signs of preparing for a
unilateral military strike on Syria after an alleged chemical
weapons attack last week. Any move to attack Syria could
entangle American involvement in a brutal civil war that has
killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians.
Donald Trump’s university sued for $40mn over fraud
RT - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed the case against
Donald Trump, who serves as the University's Chairman, and the
former President, Michael Sexton. The filing claims Trump
University both deceived and defrauded students who hoped to
gain an entrepreneurial edge.
Middle of the Road in Healthcare Leads to Socialism
Ron Paul - The ever-expanding role of government in healthcare
provides an excellent example of Ludwig Von Mises’ warning that
“The Middle of the Road Leads to Socialism.”
It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United
Economic Collapse - What would you do if a police officer
threatened to arrest you for trying to share a sandwich with a
desperately hungry homeless woman that really needed it? Such a
notion sounds absolutely bizarre, but this is actually happening
in major cities all over the United States.
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North Carolina cops threaten to arrest charity groups for
feeding the homeless.
VIDEO: US to hit debt limit in mid-October
Press TV - The US Treasury Department has warned that the US
government could run out of money to pay its bills by
mid-October, causing the nation major problems. Treasury
Secretary Jack Lew on Monday urged lawmakers in Congress to move
swiftly to raise the country™s $16.7 billion debt limit “well
before any risk of default becomes imminent.”
Gold, Crude Spike On Pre-War Jitters
Zero Hedge | Events over the past 48 hours have shown beyond a
reasonable doubt that the US may have the most confused,
conflicting foreign policy of any western nation.
Poof! Your Job Is Now Freelance, Part-time, No Benefits
RINF - First, be aware of what a weird economic downturn and
recovery this has been. From the end of an “average” American
recession, it ordinarily takes slightly less than a year to
reach or surpass the previous employment peak. But in June 2013
— four full years after the official end of the Great Recession
— we had recovered only 6.6 million jobs, or just three-quarters
of the 8.7 million jobs we lost.
America Is No-Vacation Nation
RINF - The Centre for Economic and Policy Research, found that
in the absence of government standards, almost one in four
Americans have no paid vacation (23%) and no paid holidays (23%)
and the average worker in the private sector receives only 10
days of paid vacation per year. Contrast this with European
countries where most employees are legally entitled to at least
20 days of paid vacation per year.
Young Deputy Sheriff Guns Down Air Force Vet in His Own Garage
Kit Daniels - Funeral arrangements are underway for a
68-year-old Air Force veteran who was gunned down in his own
garage by a young Blount County, Tenn. deputy sheriff.
August 26, 2013 - Today in History:
1842 - The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to
start on July 1st.
1873 - The school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S.
1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect.
The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the
1934 - Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over their Saar region
1937 - All Chinese shipping was blockaded by Japan.
1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown.
The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the
1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S.
battleship Missouri at the end of World War II.
1957 - It was announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile
was successfully tested by the Soviet Union.
1957 - The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled out.
1973 - A U.S. Presidential Proclamation was declared that made
August 26th Women's Equality Day.
1981 - The U.S. claimed that North Korea fired an antiaircraft
missile at a U.S. Surveillance plane while it was over South Korea.
1987 - The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail
stores in Dallas, TX. The company that had sold its products door to
door for 81 years.
1990 - The 55 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait left Baghdad
by car and headed for the Turkish border.
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised that national
elections would be held.
1992 - A "no-fly zone" was imposed on the southern 1/3 of Iraq. The
move by the U.S., France and Britain was aimed at protecting Iraqi
1998 - The U.S. government announced that they were investigating
Microsoft in an attempt to discover if they "bullied" Intel into
delaying new technology.
Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria
telegraph.co.uk - Britain is planning to join forces with America and
launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas
attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s
forces against his own people.
U.S. preps for possible cruise missile attack on Syrian gov't forces
CBS News has learned that the Pentagon is making the initial
preparations for a cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces. We
say "initial preparations" because such an attack won't happen until the
president gives the green light. And it was clear during an interview on
CNN Friday that he is not there yet.
Syrian rebels claim receipt of major weapons shipment
theguardian.com - Militia leaders say hundreds of tonnes of ammunition
and some light weapons allowed across Turkish border in past three days
Israeli, US, Jordanian Commandos Operating in Syria
stratrisks.com - American, Israeli and Jordanian commandos are currently
deployed on the ground in Syria, training and operating alongside the
rebels trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the French
daily Le Figaro reported. The report has not been corroborated by any
official American, Israeli or Jordanian source.
GMOs in water supply may be behind Fronterra botulism scare in New
(NaturalNews) The world's largest dairy exporter, New Zealand, is
struggling to maintain its prized reputation as a global leader in
high-quality dairy production following a recent botulism scare
involving whey protein manufactured by the country's largest dairy
conglomerate. New expert analysis of the situation has revealed that the
contamination event was most likely caused by pollution from
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the water and animal food
supply and not an isolated dirty pipe as is being widely reported.
‘UN Syria team entirely compromised’
Press TV - A prominent political analyst says the UN team of chemical
weapons inspectors has been entirely compromised and will be presenting
evidence to indict Syrian President Bashar al-Assad... “They
[inspectors] will be fabricating the evidence. We are aware of that,”
said Gordon Duff, senior editor with Veterans Today from Ohio.
Al-Nusra Front to target Alawite faith, Assad 'over chemical attacks'-
RT - The head of the Syria-based and Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusa front has
vowed unrestrained rocket attacks on Alawite communities, alongside
attacks on President Bashar Assad’s government in revenge for an alleged
chemical strike, according to a new recording.
Foreign-backed militants assassinate Syria’s Hama governor
Press TV - Foreign-backed militants in Syria have assassinated the
governor of the Syrian city of Hama, Anas Abdul Razaak Na'em, Syrian TV
'Ball of fire in Middle East': Tehran, Damascus warn US against Syria
RT - Iran has warned the US not to cross “the red line” on Syria
threatening it would have “severe consequences” for the White House.
This follows a statement from Syrian officials who said a strike would
create “very serious fallout” for the whole region.
US readies possible missile strike against Syria - report
RT - Despite President Obama cautioning against intervention in Syria,
the Pentagon is making “initial preparations” for a cruise missile
attack on Syrian government forces, according to a new report.
* Related Article:
US fabricating pretexts to justify military act against Syria
Obama and Cameron Chat About Murdering Syrians
Kurt Nimmo - Despite an obvious lack of evidence the Syrian government
was responsible for a chemical attack outside of Damascus earlier this
week, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have reached and
understanding that a “serious response” aimed at the government of
Bashar al-Assad and his military is in order.
“Doctors” Behind Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims are Aiding Terrorists
Tony Cartalucci - The “evidence” upon which the West is propping up its
narrative of the Syrian government using chemical weapons against large
numbers of civilians hinges so far entirely on claims made by “Doctors
Without Borders.” In the New York Times article, “Signs of Chemical
Attack Detailed by Aid Group,” it is reported...
Twin blasts kill 42 in Lebanon's Tripoli
Press TV - At least 42 people have been killed and hundreds more injured
in explosions near two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
Government Communications Headquarters runs secret internet surveillance
site in the Middle East
Press TV - Britain is acting as a proxy for American spy agencies,
running a covert internet spying site in the Middle East to eavesdrop on
a huge bulk of emails, telephone calls and web traffic in the region.
Greece will get another 10 billion euros’
Press TV - A German official says a fresh bailout package by the
so-called troika for the recession-hit Greece will be a little over 10
billion euros (USD 13.36 billion), amid economic slump in the European
The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis
Greg Palast - The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy: that
in the late 1990s, the top US Treasury officials secretly conspired with
a small cabal of banker big-shots to rip apart financial regulation
across the planet.
VIDEO: Canada's Quebec to propose religious headwear ban for public
Press TV - According to leaked details obtained and published by Journal
de Montreal, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois will introduce a “Charter of
Quebec values,” which bans government employees, including teachers and
doctors, from wearing religious headwear as well as large Christian
crosses in the workplace.
Orwell’s Dystopic Nightmare Comes True: Agenda 21 Smart Cities Are Here!
Activist Post - So-called smart cities aren’t just some far off
futuristic abstract twinkle in the New World Order’s eye…these are being
built right now.... Currently being built in Abu Dhabi at a price tag of
$22 billion, Masdar (which means “the source”) is a six-kilometer walled
smart city shaped like two squares that resemble The Borg’s Unicomplex
from the sci-fi TV show Star Trek.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Set to Launch ‘Iraq, The Sequel’, in Syria
Ron Paul Institute - If you liked the run up to the US attack on
Iraq, with the lurid fictional tales of mobile chemical weapons
labs and Saddam's nukes, you will love "Iraq, The Sequel",
currently unfolding in Syria. It is everything the
interventionists have been hoping for: a heady brew of Kosovo,
Iraq, and Libya all rolled into one.
15 Signs That Obama Has Already Made The Decision To Go To War
Economic Collapse - The Obama administration seems absolutely
determined to help radical Islamic jihadists that have beheaded
Christians, that have massacred entire Christian villages, and
that have pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda topple the Assad regime
and take over Syria.
US military removes commander of nuclear weapons unit over loss
ABC News - The Air Force has removed the commander of a nuclear
weapons unit at a Montana base following a failed safety and
security inspection that marked the second major misstep this
year for one of the military's most sensitive missions.
NSA paid millions to Internet companies to cover surveillance
RT - Top-secret national security documents leaked to the
Guardian newspaper reveal that the United States government
compensated the tech companies that signed on to participate in
the controversial NSA spy program known as Prism.
The NSA Reportedly Bugged The UN’s New York Headquarters
TechCrunch As tensions mount between the United States and other
countries over the NSA’s once-secret spying programs, German
news magazine Der Spiegel reported earlier today that the NSA
has been spying on the goings-on at the United Nations’ New York
headquarters for nearly a year.
DoD Training Manual: ‘Extremist’ Founding Fathers ‘Would Not Be
Welcome In Today’s Military’
Adan Salazar - Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch
recently obtained a Department of Defense training manual which
lists people who embrace “individual liberties” and honor
“states’ rights,” among other characteristics, as potential
“extremists” who are likely to be members of “hate groups.”
VIDEO: US civil war is coming (E22)
RT - US Government "getting ready for civil war"; the
experimental vaccines in your dinner; and that virus on your
computer - the army now linked to systematic black ops against
ordinary citizens. Seek truth from facts with Trends Journal
publisher Gerry Celente, editor of Storyleak Anthony Gucciardi,
and author of Questioning the War on Terror Dr. Kevin Barrett.
YouTube: Obama Killed Hope For Young People
The Young Turks - "Controversy over the National Security
Agency's surveillance programs is eroding President Obama's
popularity — particularly among young voters. Some polls show a
double-digit drop in Obama's approval rating since Edward
Snowden revealed NSA secrets, weakening the president ahead of
fall fights with congressional Republicans over the budget and
Thousands Gather to Honor WWII Veteran Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton
Breitbart - With the second suspect believed to have been
involved in his death is still on the loose, thousands gathered
in Spokane, WA on August 23 to honor WWII Army veteran Delbert "Shorty"
Alaska Newspaper: Concern Fukushima nuclear waste is tainting
ENENews - We are concerned our Alaska salmon are being slowly
tainted with nuclear waste. We are worried about the impact this
waste could have on our resources, and especially the people who
consume them.... We urge scientists in Alaska to be proactive
about conducting research and monitoring our salmon species. And
we urge them to be vocal about their findings.
UPDATE: Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana
Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Another Video with a Tall Tree going down
into hole 8/22/13
Sherrie Questioning All - Video of another tree that goes down
into the hole. Yesterday they released a video show a bunch of
trees being sucked down. Watch how this tree goes down, leans
over and then straight up and down into the hole. It is a tall
Parents charged with murder of baby that was actually killed by
(NaturalNews) Parents in South Africa could face life in prison
if convicted of murdering their baby girl, who died just days
after being given what reports say were routine vaccinations.
Probiotics are a MUST for type-2 diabetics: Research
(NaturalNews) It's common for many, especially members of the
mainstream medical profession, to be ignorant of the importance
of probiotics. While antibiotics that turn gastrointestinal
tracts into killing fields are routinely prescribed, probiotics
probiotics to replace lost beneficial bacteria are rarely even
Big Pharma invents yet another disease to sell deadly drugs:
'Shift Work Disorder' now used to push medication that may kill
(NaturalNews) Ever heard of "shift work disorder?" It's a new
disease being played up by the pharmaceutical industry to sell
drugs so dangerous that even the home page of the drug website
admits the drug may kill you. One such drug is called "Nuvigil,"
sold by Cephalon, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teva
Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The warning text on the
Cancer-in-a-Can? The horrific true story of how Pringles are
Underground Health - The Pringles Company (in an effort to avoid
taxes levied against “luxury foods” like chips in the UK) once
even argued that the potato content of their chips was so low
that they are technically not even potato chips. So if they’re
not made of potatoes, what are they exactly?
Reverse Aging by Using Just a Single Tablespoon of Aloe Daily
Natural Society - Just a single tablespoon of aloe vera gel
daily can significantly reduce wrinkles and make skin look more
How Milk Thistle can Fight Skin Cancer and Photo-Aging
Natural Society - Researchers have found that silibinin, an
extract from milk thistle, can actually combat skin cancer and
photo-aging in two specific ways. According to their work, milk
thistle is both able to repair skin cells damaged by radiation
and destroy those that may go on to cause cancer.
Child’s Non-Stop, ‘Untreatable’ Seizures Halted with Medicinal
Natural Society - marijuana are changing. We’re not only seeing
it in the law changes—where 20 states currently have medical
marijuana programs on the books and two have legalized
recreational marijuana—but also in the opinions of regular
citizens. Related article:
20 Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer
Documentary: Fast Food Baby
Dr. Mercola - It seems harmless enough, but one study revealed
kids doing this had low IQ scores within 5.5 years. Don't risk
it - also sets the stage for asthma, eczema, allergies,
inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune diseases.
5 Ways Stress Affects Your Mind and Body
Natural Society - We all know we should lower our stress levels,
but it isn’t always easy. Sometimes, though, knowing exactly how
stress is affecting us can be highly motivating to take steps
that will actually decrease stress in our lives.
11 Signs You May Be Dating A Sociopath
Huffington Post - Could that amazing new person you or a loved
one is dating actually be a sociopath? It's not as far-fetched
as you might imagine.
DARPA Wants Portable Brain Recorders "In Every Classroom in
Activist Post - When DARPA issues a solicitation, they are
looking for researchers who can develop the particular ability
the solicitation calls for. Researchers respond with their
ideas, and DARPA awards funding to the most promising proposals.
A very creepy solicitation (SB131-002) has now been released,
which calls for a “Portable
Brain Recording Device & App”.
YouTube: New Encryption Company May Go Offshore - "Privacy
rights don't exist in US anymore"
Chris Kitze gives exclusive interview to RT.
Germany Govt WARNS: Windows 8 NEVER USE! Microsoft can control
computer - gather ALL Data and a Never Get Rid of Backdoor for
Sherrie Questioning All - The German government released a
WARNING yesterday about Microsoft's Windows 8. They are Warning
all people and companies NOT to use it. They have revealed that
Microsoft can completely control and take over a computer with
Windows 8 and it has a backdoor for the NSA that can never be
gotten rid of!
* Related Article from Reuters:
German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
4 Year Old Girl’s Vegetable Garden Must Go, Says USDA
Healthy Home Economist - In this latest crackdown on citizens
simply trying to provide for themselves using the most basic of
skills – gardening – the USDA’s Rural Development Agency is
forbidding Rosie, an industrious 4-year old girl in South Dakota
from using a small, unused area outside her subsidized housing
unit to grow green vegetables.
Unemployment Prepping: What You Can Do Beforehand
Activist Post - Job loss is one of those personal emergencies
that can strike without warning. Those who have been affected by
unemployed know all too well of the stress involved in this
“personal economic collapse”. That said, steps can be taken
beforehand to buffer and prepare your household for this
unexpected and unwelcoming disaster.
Will You Be Ready If The Grid Goes Down?
Activist Post - Consider, for a moment, how drastically your
life would change without the continuous flow of energy the grid
delivers. While manageable during a short-term disaster, losing
access to the following critical elements of our just-in-time
society would wreak havoc on the system.
August 23, 2013 - Today in History:
1838 - The first class graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary
in South Hadley, MA. It was one of the first colleges for women.
1839 - Hong Kong was taken by the British in a war with China.
1902 - Fannie Merrit Farmer opened her cooking school, Miss Farmer’s
School of Cookery, in Boston, MA.
1914 - Tsingtao, China, was bombarded as Japan declared war on
Germany in World War I.
1939 - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression
1944 - During World War II, Romanian prime minister Ion Antonescue
was dismissed. Soon after the country would abandon the Axis and
join the Allies.
1944 - Marseilles was captured by Allied troops during World War II.
1952 - The security pact of the Arab League went into effect.
1962 - The first live TV program was relayed between the U.S. and
Europe through the U.S. Telstar satellite.
1979 - Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi
Ballet was on tour in New York City.
1982 - The parliament of Lebanon elected Bashir Bemayel president.
He was assassinated three weeks later.
1983 - The U.S. announced that it was nearly ready for a test flight
of an anti-satellite missile.
1990 - President Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television
with a group of Western detainees that he referred to as "guests."
He told the group that they were being held "to prevent the scourge
1996 - U.S. President Clinton imposed limits on peddling cigarettes
2000 - Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on CBS'
"Survivor." Hatch won $1,000,000 for his stay on the island of Pulau
Tida in the South China Sea.
US blasted for arming Riyadh with bomb
Press TV - The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) has denounced the United
States for planning to supply 1,300 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. “We
are disappointed with the US decision to export cluster bombs to Saudi
Arabia as both countries acknowledge the negative humanitarian impact of
these weapons on civilians,” CMC Director Sarah Blakemore said on
Australian military planners in Washington work on Syrian war plans
stratrisks.com - NEITHER Kevin Rudd nor Tony Abbott will talk of armed
intervention in the Syrian crisis, but Australian officers are already
working with US allies on a plan if one is needed. Mr Rudd also
reiterated Australia’s major alliance with the United States, where
Australian military officers are working alongside the the US military
in the Pentagon to help draw up war plans for an American-led
Syrian govt ready to cooperate with UN experts in chemical attack probe
RT - The Syrian government is ready for “maximum” cooperation with UN
experts working to clarify the alleged use of chemical weapons in
attacks, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says. The UN has requested access to
Damascus suburbs to be granted “without delays”.
Flashback: US 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria,
blame it on Assad govt'
yahoo.com - London, Jan 30 (ANI): The Obama administration gave green
signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed
on President Bashar al Assad's regime and in turn, spur international
military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown.
‘US vowed arms to anti-Shia terrorists’
Press TV - Iran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says a former US envoy to
Iraq had promised weapons to terror elements on the condition that they
use them against Iran and followers of Shia school of thought.... The
top Iranian legislator further emphasized that today, the US clearly
states that they are supplying arms to extremist and radical elements in
Syria, so “it seems veils have been somewhat uncovered.”
China dispatches ships for rare drills with US Navy
RT - A task group of three Chinese warships has set off for Hawaii
Islands to participate in search-and-rescue training with American Navy,
a rare event in US-China naval interaction. Later, People’s Liberation
Army ships will visit New Zealand and Australia.
to station military aircraft in India? Govt denies
stratrisks.com - A top US Air Force official’s remarks that his country
is planning to station a military aircraft in Thiruvananthapuram as part
of it’s policy of encircling China with defence bases has created
flutters here and the government has dismissed any such possibility.
“This is just the start of the Air Force’s plan to expand its presence
Fukushima operator pleads for international help as radiation crisis
RT - TEPCO, operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, admits it
needs overseas help to contain the radioactive fallout, after 18 months
of trying to control it internally. It comes after the latest leak at
the facility was deemed a “serious incident.”
New European food safety guidelines affirm methodology, findings of
Seralini's GM corn lab rat study
(NaturalNews) After vehemently criticizing a researcher's groundbreaking
study and inappropriately calling into question the validity of his
rigorous scientific research methods, the European Food Safety Authority
(EFSA) has made a surprising about-face.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
MAYDAY: WWIII and the SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS
THE GOVERNMENT RAG BLOG - SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS: An
Introduction Programming Manual, which is an Operations Research
Technical Manual was uncovered by accident on 7/7/86 when a
Boeing Aircraft Co. employee purchased a surplus IBM copier and
discovered the document inside with detailed plans were hatched
in the “embryonic days” of the “Cold War” and calls for total
control of the masses including the manipulation by use of the
Peoples’ pastime, education, industry, and political leanings.
The document is a startling quiet war waged upon humanity and
pits one another against each other, while diverting the
public’s attention to what is really going on behind the scenes.
SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
yesmagazine.org - Why an Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer
think they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression”
under U.S. law.
DOJ wants Bush, senior cabinet members exempt from Iraq War
RT - The United States Department of Justice has requested that
former President George W. Bush and the highest figures in his
administration receive full exemption from being tried for the
Iraq War, which the DoJ says was in line with international law.
Georgia shooter gives 'off his meds' as reason for school
Activist Post - In what looks to be a direct correlation between
anti-psychotic/depression medication and school shootings, a man
identified in this week's shooting made the bizarre statement to
investigators that he was
'Sorry he was off his meds'.
Michael Hastings Feared His Mercedes Had Been Tampered With
Paul Joseph Watson - The very day before a suspicious car crash
claimed his life, journalist Michael Hastings feared his
Mercedes had been tampered with and asked to borrow a friend’s
vehicle, telling her that he was “scared and wanted to leave
town.” The revelation, which emerged in an LA Weekly interview
with Jordanna Thigpen, re-emphasizes the fact that Hastings was
fearful for his safety having complained of being under scrutiny
by the FBI.
Gunshot Wound to Dzhokhar’s Face Contradicts Original Boston
Julie Wilson - Trauma surgeon Stephen Ray Odom, of Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, testified on April 22 that alleged
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suffered from a “high-powered
injury” that resulted in wounds to the middle ear, the skull
base, his vertebrae and his pharynx.
Napolitano: DHS Has ‘Deferred’ Deportation of 430,000 Illegals
CNS News - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says
that over the past year the Obama Administration has exercised
what she calls “prosecutorial discretion” in allowing 430,000
self-declared illegal aliens to stay in the United States
without any worry that her department—which is charged by law
with enforcing the immigration law—will take action against
School Pressured to Stop Making Kids Kneel Before the Principal
Activist Post - n San Bernardino County, southern California,
parents got a rude awakening in the form of a flyer from an
outraged parent. Yes, for some time, Calimesa Elementary School
had a policy unbeknownst to parents that involved making the
children kneel down on one knee with arms at the their sides at
various times throughout the day.
Monsanto stock not looking good, dumped by hedge funds
Natural News Buzz - Constant news of harmful products and
irresponsible practices has caused Monsanto tough luck with its
stocks. Investors are picking up on the bad publicity and
pulling hedge funds from the company.
They Actually Expect Us To Have Faith In These Financial Markets
After This Week?
Economic Collapse - What in the world is happening to our
financial markets? Trading on the Nasdaq was halted on Thursday
for more than 3 hours, and the only formal explanation that we
got was that it was a "technical issue". On Tuesday, Goldman
Sachs made thousands of "erroneous trades" that are now being
US Mint Silver/Gold Eagle Sales Ratio Explodes to Staggering
silverdoctors.com - Ever since the big take-down in the price of
the precious metals in April of this year, an interesting trend
has taken place in the Gold & Silver Eagle market. While demand
for both coins remained strong in the first four months of the
year, investors are now overwhelming purchasing more Silver
Eagles — banking on much higher gains in silver than gold. The
gold to silver sales ratio was 19.5/1 in April, fell to 80/1 in
July and so far in August it is a staggering 489/1!
Wells Fargo to cut 2,300 mortgage jobs as refinancing slows
Reuters - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), the largest mortgage lender
in the United States, will cut 2,300 jobs in its home loan
business because fewer customers are refinancing as interest
rates rise, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.
UPDATE: Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana
Video: Louisiana sinkhole swallows dozens of trees at the Bayou
Corne Sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana
* Related Article:
Caught on video: Bayou Corne sinkhole swallows trees
Tar Sands Drones Are On Their Way
stratrisks.com - North American energy companies are planning to
use drones to monitor their pipelines—in part to check for
potential gas or oil leaks, but also to limit “third-party
intrusions,” a broad range of activity that includes anything
from unwanted vehicles entering restricted areas around
pipelines to environmental activists.
VIDEO: Live Blood Analysis – Observable Effects of RF/MW
Radiation from ‘Smart’ Meters
Activist Post - The following clip is an excerpt from upcoming
Take Back Your Power – a critical investigation of the Smart
Metering phenomenon and Smart Grid. It shows observable effects
of the RF/MW radiation from a Smart Meter on human blood cells
using dark-field microscopy.
VIDEO: You Won’t BELIEVE the Upshot of BP’s Gulf Oil Spill
Zero Hedge - The alternative media tried to tell you that the
chemicals added to the Gulf of Mexico to hide all of the oil
were super toxic, and that there was a giant cover-up where BP
used the government as a sock puppet. Now it's gone mainstream
... 60 Minutes – Australia tells the tale...
Government Recklessly Reopened Fisheries in the Gulf
Natural Society - Everyone knew something was very wrong back in
2010 when the “US Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began closing ﬁsheries on May
2, 2010. It began reopening them, with various spatial and other
limits, on June 23. The well was capped on July 15.”
This Pharmaceutical Company Used NSA-Like Tactics to Monitor
Parents’ Concerns About Vaccines
vactruth.com - According to a recent news article,
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) hired a text analytic software company,
called Luminoso, to find out what parents were most concerned
about with vaccines.
The healing power of coconut kefir
(NaturalNews) In your digestive system, coconut kefir will
enhance hydration and recolonize your gut and mucous membranes
with healthy strains of beneficial microflora. Coconut kefir is
superior, as it promotes a wide variety of microflora and has
been said to have a much more potent effect on the digestive
system than any yogurt.
10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries
fourwinds10.net - Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact
that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same
foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat
are BANNED in other countries. Learn which ones are banned....
Dump toxic pharmaceuticals and use lavender essential oil for
migraine headache relief instead
(NaturalNews) In 2012, for the first time, a placebo-controlled
clinical trial confirmed that lavender essential oil
aromatherapy is effective in relieving migraine headaches.
Biological Effects of Aluminum: The Current Science
Gaia Health - The effects of aluminum on the central nervous
system are being studied from several different angles. The
latest Keele meeting covered a wide range of aspects...
Possible negative impacts of GMOs on health and skin: How to
avoid GMOs in skincare products
(NaturalNews) Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants
and other living organisms derived from modern molecular
biotechnology techniques that alter the genetics of the
Must Read: Glimmerglass Intercepts Undersea Cable Traffic for
stratrisks.com - Glimmerglass, a northern California company
that sells optical fiber technology, offers government agencies
a software product called “CyberSweep” to intercept signals on
undersea cables. The company says their technology can analyze
Gmail and Yahoo! Mail as well as social media like Facebook and
Twitter to discover “actionable intelligence.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Oregon Blocks Canola Planting in Willamette Valley to Prevent GE
Beyond Pesticides - In a victory for consumers and Willamette
Valley’s $50 million vegetable seed industry, Oregon Governor
John Kitzhaber signed HB 2427 last week, banning the commercial
production of canola in the region until at least 2019.
August 22, 2013 - Today in History:
1642 - The English Civil War began when Charles I called Parliament
and its soldiers traitors.
1770 - Australia was claimed under the British crown when Captain
James Cook landed there.
1775 - The American colonies were proclaimed to be in a state of
open rebellion by England's King George III.
1846 - The U.S. annexed New Mexico.
1902 - In Hartford, CT, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the
first president of the United States to ride in an automobile.
1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ began to
manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet,
sold for $200.
1910 - Japan formally annexed Korea.
1941 - Nazi troops reached the outskirts of Leningrad during World
1968 - Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of
the first papal visit to Latin America.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S.
President Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same
1984 - The last Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in
New Stanton, PA.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed an order for calling
reservists to aid in the build up of troops in the Persian Gulf.
1990 - The U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in
Kuwait would not be closed under President Saddam Hussein's demand.
1991 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev returned to Moscow after the collapse of
the hard-liners' coup. On the same day he purged the men that had
tried to oust him.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed legislation that ended
guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work from
Egypt Brotherhood official arrested
Press TV - Egypt’s security forces have arrested Muslim Brotherhood
spokesman Ahmed Aref in the capital, Cairo, reports say.
Mubarak to be put under house arrest if freed
Press TV - Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak will be placed under
house arrest if he is freed from prison, the interim government has
EU suspends arms deliveries to Egypt
RT - The EU has restricted military aid to Egypt and condemned the
violence in the county but has left other aid untouched. The US has yet
to make a decision on the aid issue. Egypt has said the EU’s decision
will only play into the hands of extremists.
UNSC to hold urgent meeting on Syria
Press TV - The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency
meeting on the alleged use of chemical weapons near the Syrian capital,
Russia calls Syria’s chemical weapons use claims provocation
Press TV - Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said
in a statement on Wednesday that since reports of the alleged attack
were issued just as a UN chemical weapons inspection team arrived in
Syria, "this makes us think that we are once again dealing with a
New Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria Another False Flag?
Activist Post - [...] Indeed, before the dust from the rockets even
settled, corporate media outlets such as the New York Daily News
recently ran the headline “Bashar al-Assad kills 1,300 in Syrian nerve
gas attack, activist estimate,” clearly suggesting that Assad was the
guilty party, despite there being so many loose ends to the story now
being spread about in the mainstream media circuit.
* Related Video:
Corbett Report: Syrian Chemical Attack Follows History
Genocide in Syria as 1,300 people including hundreds of women and
children are wiped out in nerve gas attack say Syrian rebels
Daily Mail - (Graphic images) Syrian activists accuse President Bashar
al-Assad's forces of launching the nerve gas attack in what would be by
far the worst reported use of poison gas in the two-year-old civil war.
Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit the Damascus suburbs of
Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar before dawn.
Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water
climatesoscanada.org - A disturbing trend in the water sector is
accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks
and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world
at unprecedented pace.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Antoinette Tuff, Elementary School Clerk, Convinced Armed
Suspect At Georgia School To Put Down His Weapons (VIDEO)
Huffingtonpost - When an armed gunman entered an elementary
school in Decatur, Ga., yesterday, the school's bookkeeper,
Antoinette Tuff, was able to talk him into putting down his
weapon and giving himself up to the police, AP reports.
Vaccine Inventor & Genetic Engineer Jokes About Depopulation &
natural Society TV - Edible vaccine supporter and head of the
Biodesign Institute for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Dr.
Charles Arntzen has recently responded to questions about the
issue of overpopulation with the following sardonic remarks,
“Has anybody seen Contagion? That’s the answer! Go out and use
genetic engineering to create a better virus [to wipe out the
57 ships Anchored off shore of NJ, MD/VA
investmentwatchblog.com - Not sure what’s going on, might be
nothing. 4 days ago there was 12 ships anchored in a group 100
miles offshore of MD and VA. Right now theres 23 ships anchored
in this group. The last 2 days another group of ships, but
spread a bit further apart is anchored off the NJ shore starting
from 25 miles out to aprox 150 miles off shore. In all 32 ships
US encircling China with military bases: Report
Press TV - As part of a new strategy to “pivot” increased US
military presence in the Asia-Pacific, the United States is
encircling China with a chain of small air bases and military
ports, a report says.
UPDATE: Manning asks Obama for pardon, but ready to pay 'heavy
price for living in a free society'
RT - Three hours after a military judge sentenced Pfc. Manning
to 35 years in prison for disclosing sensitive government
documents, attorney David Coombs said the appeals process will
begin in a matter of days.
8 real spies treated better than Manning
Huffington Post - Was the judge's sentence overly harsh? Does
Manning deserve to be jailed at all? Below, take a look at how
his 35-year sentence stacks up to those handed out to other
criminals, many of whose crimes were arguably more severe than
US drone pilot demand outstrips supply
RT - The US Air Force is now facing a shortage in the number of
pilots able to operate the military’s quickly expanding drone
fleet, according to a new report published by a top Washington,
DC, think tank.
NRA built massive database of gun owners while opposing national
RT - The National Rifle Association has frightened Americans
about the prospect of a federal registry of firearm owners, but
the NRA itself has secretly created a database with information
from tens of millions of Americans who do not hold a membership.
New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach! Programs Cover
75% of Nation's Traffic!
WSJ - The National Security Agency—which possesses only limited
legal authority to spy on U.S. citizens—has built a surveillance
network that covers more Americans' Internet communications than
officials have publicly disclosed, current and former officials
YouTube: Kucinich: Do Away with the NSA!
Thom Hartmann talks with Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Former
U.S. Congressman (D-OH, 10th district) Website:
KucinichAction.com, who says Congress needs to abolish the NSA.
NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?
Ben Swann - Can a government agency block criticism by claiming
copyright infringement? Sounds a bit ridiculous but it is
happening. The NSA is effectively stopping one small business
owner from criticism, claiming that by using its name he has
infringed on their copyright. Can they do that?
10 Signs We Live In a "Minority Report" World
Activist Post - With the quickening pace of technological
advancement it is no surprise to see "ideas" become reality
quicker than ever before. Philip K. Dick explored the concept of
pre-crime in his short story "The Minority Report" in 1956, but
it wasn't until Steven Spielberg offered it on the big screen as
Minority Report in 2002 that the audience got a true look at a
potential day-to-day existence under corporate and government
data management and control.
33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked
Since Obama Became President
Economic Collapse - Barack Obama has been running around the
country taking credit for an "economic recovery", but the truth
is that things have not gotten better under Obama. Compared to
when he first took office, a smaller percentage of the working
age population is employed, the quality of our jobs has declined
substantially and the middle class has been absolutely shredded.
Wells Fargo to cut 2,300 mortgage jobs as refinancing slows
Reuters - Wells Fargo & Co (NYS:WFC), the largest mortgage
lender in the United States, will cut 2,300 jobs in its home
loan business because fewer customers are refinancing as
interest rates rise, according to an internal memo reviewed by
Presidential Meeting Signals Catastrophic Event? “There Is a
Crisis Unfolding Somewhere in the Background”
Activist Post - This week, in a move that has spooked a lot of
economic and financial analysts, President Barack Obama held a
special, closed door meeting with the heads of the U.S.
government’s financial, monetary and oversight agencies. It
included members of the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the CFTC, the
SEC, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. This has left many
wondering what is really going on – and if a serious event is
about to take place yet again.
Rim Fire Near Yosemite Out of Control, Threatens 2,500
LA Times - More than 400 firefighters were battling a wildfire
Tuesday evening that was raging out of control near Yosemite
National Park and threatening 2,500 structures, officials said.
The Rim fire had charred more than 10,000 acres of brush, oak
and pine in the Stanislaus National Forest as flames raced
across rugged terrain, the U.S. Forest Service said.
Spending to Fight Raging Wildfires Tops $1 Billion
NBC News - Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are
taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push
spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency
Fire Center in Boise upped the national wildfire preparedness
level Tuesday to the highest level for the first time in five
Wild and Dangerous Weather -- 29,000 Lightning Strikes in Two
LA Times - A storm front that worked its way north through
California early this week produced an unusual -- and
potentially dangerous -- result: nearly 29,000 lightning strikes
in two days, which sparked about 150 fires, Cal Fire officials
CVS pharmacies 'bribing' customers to abandon medical privacy
(NaturalNews) The CVS/pharmacy corporation recently launched a
new pharmaceutical marketing scheme that pushes customers to
fill more drug prescriptions at its stores by enticing them with
cash prizes and other rewards, an initiative that is now part of
the company's "ExtraCare Rewards Program."
Co-Q10 decreases inflammation and protects your muscular and
neurological systems: Research
(NaturalNews) There have been several studies proving CoQ10's
ability to restore cellular energy not only for cardiovascular
purposes, but also neurological health. One study even
discovered that low blood levels of CoQ10 were a common
denominator among older lethal diseased patients.
5 Things You Should be Eating to Protect Your Brain as it Ages
Natural Society - Don't underestimate diet as a means to keep
your brain sharp as you age. Here are 5 foods to consume forever
and always to maintain memory and brain health.
8 Foods to Naturally Increase Melatonin for Better Sleep
Natural Society - Trouble sleeping? There are numerous foods you
can consume to naturally boost melatonin production, which leads
to better, long-lasting sleep.
Why Calcium In Milk And Most Calcium Supplements Are A Huge
Detriment To Your Health
Prevent Disease - Most people are unaware that pasteurized milk
actually causes osteoporosis because there is a process the body
must commit to due to milk's calcium content being unabsorbed.
The majority of calcium supplements on the market also contain
inferior forms of the mineral which are also not absorbable and
actually decrease the digestibility of other nutrients.
The Failed Medical Experiment: PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer
Green Med Info - PSA screening for prostate cancer has been a
failed medical experiment leaving behind 1 million male victims
treated unnecessarily for a type of prostate cancer that was
clinically insignificant, providing little or no benefit in
terms of lives saved.
YouTube: The Resident: Gov't gag order for the Internet
RT - A group of state attorneys general have written a letter to
Congress asking they amend Section 230 of the Communications
Decency Act of 1998. Section 230 specifically protects websites
from being liable for what users might post on their sites in
public interaction areas. These attorneys general want websites
to be liable for their users' posts. The Resident (aka Lori
DARPA Issues Request For Information to Create a Computer Brain
Activist Post - DARPA continues to march full steam ahead in its
quest to reverse engineer the human brain. On August 14th the
military research arm of the U.S government solicited
information that could lead to the development of a "Cortical
Processor" - essentially a processing system that can simulate
the human brain's neocortex; the area responsible for sensory
understanding, thought, and language.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
9 Healing Herbs for a Natural Medicine Cabinet: Grow Your Own
Healing Herb Garden
Natural Society - Forget medications. Replace your pills with
simple-to-grow healing herbs. Here are 9 amazing healing herbs
any novice gardener can grow and utilize.
Extend the Season—Build a Coldframe
Mother Earth News - Building a coldframe is a great
end-of-summer garden project. With a simple coldframe, you can
extend your season by a month or more on either end—in some
climates, you can grow right through the winter with one. There
are a few different methods. Find out which one is right for
The One Feline Feeding Mistake That Can Lead to TWO Top Medical
Dr. Becker - In 2012, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
policyholders spent over $58 million treating the 10 most common
health conditions in pets. The number one reason cats visited
the vet was for cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) or feline
lower urinary tract disease. The average cost of a vet visit for
a kitty with the condition was $251.
Will They be Eating their 'Real Meat' Words?
Susan Thixton - Some interesting news...a large New York law
firm that often represents consumers is investigating the 'Real
Meat' claims of pet foods. This could get 'real' interesting.
Is this a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?
Susan Thixton - Nestle Purina just purchased PetFinder.com. One
of the largest manufacturers of pet food in the world purchasing
the largest pet adoption online resource in the U.S., Canada,
and Mexico. How do you feel about this acquisition?
August 21, 2013 - Today in History:
1680 - The Pueblo Indians drove the Spanish out and took possession
of Santa Fe, NM.
1831 - Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in
Virginia. He was later executed.
1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of
lawyers, judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY.
1912 - Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an
Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
1923 - In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding
dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.
1943 - Japan evacuated the Aleutian island of Kiaska. Kiaska had
been the last North American foothold held by the Japanese.
1945 - U.S. President Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had
shipped about $50 billion in aid to America's Allies during World
1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state. U.S. President Eisenhower also
issued the order for the 50 star flag.
1963 - In South Vietnam, martial law was declared. Army troops and
police began to crackdown on the Buddhist anti-government
1991 - The hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
ended. The uprising that led to the collapse was led by Russian
federation President Boris Yeltsin.
1992 - NBC News fired Authur Kent two weeks after he refused an
assignment to war-torn Croatia.
1993 - NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft. The fate
of the spacecraft was unknown. The mission cost $980 million.
1996 - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
1996 was signed by U.S. President Clinton. The act made it easier to
obtain and keep health insurance.
1997 - Hudson Foods Inc. closed a plant in Nebraska after it had
recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that was potentially
contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7. It was the largest food recall
in U.S. history.
1997 - Afghanistan suspended its embassy operations in the United
2003 - In Ghana, businessman Gyude Bryant was selected to oversee
the two-year power-sharing accord between Liberia's rebels and the
government. The accord was planned to guide the country out of 14
years of civil war.
‘Israel behind Egypt coup’ – Turkish PM
RT - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Ankara has proof
Israel was behind the July 3 military "coup" that toppled Egyptian
president Mohamed Morsi, Turkish media report.
One-sided Propaganda Takes The Stage Amid Egypt Violence
Activist Post - Amidst the blitz of propaganda coming from the
mainstream media regarding the recent events violently unfolding inside
Egypt, it is unfortunate that even many alternative media outlets are
simply repeating the line being served to them via the corporate media
and Western governments.
VIDEO: Syria Army seizes most of Latakia
Press TV - Syrian army has taken back most of the coastal province of
Latakia, killing scores of foreign-backed militants.
CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup
Global Research - American and British involvement in Mosaddeq’s ouster
has long been public knowledge, but today’s posting includes what is
believed to be the CIA’s first formal acknowledgement that the agency
helped to plan and execute the coup.
UK ordered Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden
RT - UK authorities reportedly raided the Guardian’s office in London to
destroy hard drives in an effort to stop future publications of leaks
from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
18 Signs That Global Financial Markets Are Entering A Horrifying Death
Economic Collapse - You can see it coming, can't you? The yield on 10
year U.S. Treasuries is skyrocketing, the S&P 500 has been down for 9 of
the last 11 trading days and troubling economic news is pouring in from
all over the planet.
West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation
Washington's Blog - While many people assume that the ocean will dilute
the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U.S. government report
concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from
nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of
Reports of massive chemical attack near Damascus as UN observers arrive
RT - Wildly varying reports have emerged of recent chemical weapons use
in Syria, with hundreds allegedly killed in the latest attack. This
comes on the same day that the UN inspectors arrive in Damascus to
investigate allegations of use of toxic arms.
Damscus denies chemical arms claims
Press TV - Syria has denied accusations that it has used chemical arms
against foreign-backed militants near Damascus, saying the false claims
against the government aim to distract UN weapons experts, State TV
Terrorists kill Iranian journalist in Syria
Press TV - Iranian journalist and documentarist Hadi Baghbani has been
killed by foreign-backed Salafi terrorists near the Syrian capital,
Guardian editor on Miranda detention: ‘Terror and journalism being
RT - The UK government created a “lawless bit of Britain” under the
terror act which suspends all checks and balances, Guardian editor Alan
Rusbridger said in an interview, adding that the paper is financing
David Miranda's lawsuit against the Home Office.
Japan nuclear agency upgrades Fukushima alert level
BBC - Japan's nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a
radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance
NY Times - The federal government is making progress on
developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with
video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people
by their faces, according to
newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers
working on the project.
Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to
thedailybeast.com - The U.S. government has decided privately to
act as if the military takeover of Egypt was a coup, temporarily
suspending most forms of military aid, despite deciding not to
announce publicly a coup determination one way or the other,
according to a leading U.S. senator.
Release of Michael Hastings Autopsy Report Only Prompts More
Paul Joseph Watson - The autopsy report states that Hastings had
small amounts of marijuana and amphetamine in his blood, but
that this would not have impaired his driving at such low
levels. It also twice references two empty alcohol bottles found
at the scene of the crash as if to suggest that they could have
belonged to Hastings despite the fact that no alcohol was found
in his blood.
Missouri Police Tackle and Arrest Peaceful “Impeach Obama”
Kit Daniels - In yet another example of political suppression
overtaking Missouri, a startling video shows the Missouri
Highway Patrol tackling and arresting peaceful protestors for
refusing to leave a public area.
November 2013 - America's "Power Grid" Scheduled for Nationwide
12160.info - One goal of the drill, called GridEx II, is to
explore how governments would react as the loss of the grid
crippled the supply chain for everyday necessities. “If we fail
at electricity, we’re going to fail miserably,” Curt Hébert, a
former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
said at a recent conference held by the Bipartisan Policy
Industry Groups Insist On Charging You $1,195 To Read A Public
republicreport.org - Today, private organizations charge U.S.
citizens hundreds of dollars simply to read a copy of standards
they issue, standards that regulate things like gas pipeline
safety, crane usage, and toy manufacturing — even though
citizens are required to obey those standards, because the
federal government has incorporated them into regulations.
Detroit police adopt ‘stop-and-frisk’
RT - The controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic used by the New
York Police Department could be coming to the Motor City: law
enforcement agents in Detroit, Michigan plan to adopt a policing
method from officers in the Big Apple.
YouTube: Ron Paul special guest in Conversations with Great
The Big Picture RT - On The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann a
special Monday Edition of Conversations with Great Minds. The
Former Congressman talks NSA, drones, Edward Snowden, The U.S.
economy and his new Youtube channel. Plus we talked about the
never ending debate in Washington over Obamacare.
78 Reasons Every American Should Wish Ron Paul a Happy Birthday
Tuesday (Aug 20) is Ron Paul’s 78th birthday. The former Texas
congressman has had a long career as America’s most
ideologically consistent politician. Love him or hate him, he
always speaks his mind, and refuses to pander to the crowd.
Biting Our Tongues Doesn’t Keep Us Safe … It Only INCREASES
Danger In the Long Run
Washington's Blog - First They Came … Preface: German pastor
Martin Niemöller initially supported Hitler. But he later
opposed him, and was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp
for years. Niemöller learned the hard way that keep your head
down doesn’t keep one out of trouble … in the long run, it
increases the danger to all of us.
Obama Dogs: Sunny Joins Bo At White House
news.sky.com - Barack Obama and his family have welcomed a
playful new addition to the White House, a new dog called Sunny.
The black Portuguese Water Dog joins the First Family's other
four-legged friend of the same breed, Bo.
Texas rips up asphalt roads rather than raise taxes on oil
examiner.com - Governor Perry and the Republican legislature
will do anything to avoid raising taxes on profitable oil
companies. It came to light this week that Texas is ripping up
the asphalt roads damaged by oil and gas drilling activities and
returning them to gravel because the state does not want to
spend the money to repave them.
Huge lightning strike leaves 120,000 homes without power in
southern California as forecasters warn of more storms (Photos)
Daily Mail - A bolt of lightning knocked out power to around
120,00 homes in southern California during a storm on Monday.
The fork of lightning struck a major bank of transformers at the
Rector Station, just outside Visalia on Road 148 and Caldwell,
causing it to burst into flames.
Oregon wildfire burns across 5,000 acres, threatens dozens of
Fox News - A wildfire in Oregon has burned across 5,000 acres in
the Columbia River Gorge, forcing the evacuation of several
Study: Turmeric Spice When Combined with Anti-nausea Drug Kills
Activist Post - In a laboratory, preclinical study recently
published by the journal Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry,
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center
researchers combined structural features from anti-nausea drug
thalidomide with common kitchen spice turmeric to create hybrid
molecules that effectively kill multiple myeloma cells.
Want to maximize supplement absorption? Try transdermal
(NaturalNews) More effective than oral supplements in many
situations, topical application of nutrients is often an
overlooked (although superior) method of delivery. Whether using
magnesium oil for debilitating arthritis, iodine to heal skin
cancer or water soluble vitamins for general health, topical
creams, gels, oils and sprays are one of the best ways to
receive vitamins and minerals that are crucial for healthy
Research shows that sage can help preserve or enhance memory and
(NaturalNews) This well regarded medicinal herb definitely has
incredible health benefits if only taking into account its
strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, although
the most interesting aspect about this wonderful herb seems to
be the research that has led specialists to believe it could be
a major player in preserving or optimizing brain functions.
Miso Protects Against Radiation, Cancer and Hypertension
Green Med Info - When the second atomic bomb was dropped on
Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945, 21 healthcare workers were
attending 70 tuberculosis patients in a hospital 1.4 km from
ground zero. None of them suffered from acute radiation
poisoning. Dr. Tatuichiro Akizuki, a physician at the hospital,
credited this miracle to the fact that everyone was consuming
daily cups of miso soup garnished with wakame seaweed.
Nanoparticles Don’t Belong in Organic Foods!
Alliance for Natural Health - The FDA allows manufacturers to
add potentially toxic nanomaterials to any food without
notifying anyone, or even putting it on the label, even organic
food. This outrageous state of affairs was highlighted in a
February 2010 report by the US Government Accountability Office
(GAO), which found that the FDA has completely dropped the ball
in ensuring the safety of additives to the food supply.
FDA Attempting to Restrict Medical Foods
Alliance for Natural Health - “Medical foods,” by federal
definition, aren’t simply a diet plan prescribed by a doctor.
They are foods that are specifically formulated and processed
for a sick patient. They form a separate category from
conventional foods and dietary supplements in that they are
intended to meet specific nutritional requirements for the
management of a disease or condition, and are used under medical
supervision. These foods can be consumed orally or through a
Court Rules Accessing a Public Website Isn’t A Crime, But Hiding
Your IP Address Could Be
EFF - In the ongoing legal battle between craigslist and 3taps,
a new court opinion makes clear that people are "authorized"
under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to access a public
website. But what the court gave with one hand it took with the
other, as it also ruled that sending a cease-and-desist letter
and blocking an IP address is enough to "revoke" this
Surveillance concerns bring an end to crusading site Groklaw
cnet.com - A legally informed Web site critical of lawsuits from
the SCO Group, Apple, Oracle, and patent trolls shuts down
because its founder says e-mail can't be protected from
Pedigree dog food may be endangering your pet, yet no recall
despite over 300 complaints from customers
(NaturalNews) ConsumerAffairs.com, reveals that popular dog food
brand Pedigree has received hundreds of complaints in recent
days about injuries and deaths potentially caused by its dog
food lines, and yet neither Pedigree nor the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has issued any formal recalls of Pedigree
dog food products.
August 20, 2013 - Today in History:
1741 - Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska.
1866 - The National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour
1866 - It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson
that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped
1885 - "The Mikado", by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened at the Fifth
Avenue Theatre in New York City.
1914 - German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
1918 - The British opened its Western Front offensive during World
1939 - The National Bowling Association was founded in Detroit, MI.
It was the first bowling association in the U.S. for
1940 - France fell to the Germans during World War II.
1953 - It was announced by the Soviet Union that they had detonated
a hydrogen bomb.
1955 - In Morocco and Algeria hundreds of people were killed in
1955 - Colonel Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of
40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a
1964 - A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S.
President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1968 - The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading
Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague Spring" liberalization.
1977 - Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft
was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings
in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
1991 - A rally of more that 100,000 people occurred outside the
Russian parliament building to protest the coup that removed
Gorbachev from power.
1997 - NATO troops seized six police stations in Banja Luka that had
been held by troops controlled by former Bosnian Serb President
1997 - Britain began voluntary evacuation of its Caribbean island of
Montserrat due to the volcanic activity of the Soufriere Hills.
1998 - Canada's Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede
without the federal government's consent.
1998 - U.S. military forces attacked a terrorist camp in Afghanistan
and a chemical plant in Sudan. Both targets were chosen for cruise
missile strikes due to their connection with Osama bin Laden.
1998 - The U.N. Security Council extended trade sanctions against
Iraq for blocking arms inspections.
Purported U.N. disarmament document long on hysteria, short on
examiner.com - “Check this out … is this legit?” an email
received over the weekend asked. The question was wholly appropriate,
revealing a correspondent on his toes and interested in due diligence.
Egypt MB leader arrested: State TV
Press TV - Egyptian authorities have arrested the supreme leader of the
Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, in Cairo, state TV reports.
Minya churches cancel second mass for first time in 1,600 years
egyptindependent.com - Minya churches canceled on Sunday the second
mass, holding only a brief one. Meanwhile, prayers did not take place at
other churches which were attacked.
Hosni Mubarak, ex-Egypt leader, acquitted of corruption
Washington Times - Mr. Mubarak’s attorney, Fareed El-Deeb, said the
deposed president would be freed in the face of the court’s acquittal —
but not everyone agrees, CBS reported. Mr. Mubarak still faces charges
related to the killing of hundreds of protesters in the lead-up to his
ouster from office.
Over 30,000 Syrian refugees enter Iraq's Kurdistan region: UNHC
Press TV - On Monday, the UNHCR reported one of the most massive
influxes of Syrians fleeing the violence in the country, saying that an
estimated 5,000 Syrians entered Iraq's Kurdistan region on the same day
S. Korea-US drill begins, simulating invasion by North
Fox News - South Korea launched a military drill Monday with the United
States against a simulated North Korean invasion, even as tensions
between Seoul and Pyongyang eased after a series of breakthroughs.
Defence Ministry officials confirmed the exercise was underway from
early Monday morning.
Greece set to allow home foreclosures, risking rift
Greece will lift restrictions on home foreclosures to allow banks to
recover bad loans, the finance minister said on Saturday, adding fuel to
a row that may test the cohesion of its fragile coalition government.
Cash-strapped banks are currently barred from auctioning most first
homes owned by delinquent borrowers, under a temporary measure
introduced in 2010 to protect austerity-hit households.
Radiation levels in Fukushima bay highest since measurements began
RT - Readings of tritium in seawater taken from the bay near the
crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has shown 4700 becquerels per liter, a
TEPCO report stated, according to Nikkei newspaper. It marks the highest
tritium level in the measurement history.
Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant to become tourist attraction
RT - Despite the land and ocean around Japan's crippled Fukushima
nuclear plant being contaminated by dangerous levels of radiation, plans
are being drawn up to turn the no-go zone into a tourist attraction.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
White House Had Advance Notice on Heathrow Detention
WSJ - The White House was given advance notice of the British
government’s plans to detain the partner of the Guardian
reporter who has written a series of high-profile stories about
U.S. surveillance practices, a spokesman said Monday.
Fort Hood Judge Bars Most Motive Evidence
ABC News - A military judge blocked several key pieces of
evidence Monday that prosecutors said would explain the mindset
of the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort
Hood, including his belief that he had a "jihad duty" to carry
out the attack.
License plate readers used to record attendees at political
RT - Heeding the demands of the Secret Service, state police in
Virginia recorded and collected the whereabouts of potentially
millions of people in an effort to monitor attendees at
political rallies in 2008 and 2009.
TSA to Purchase 3.5 Million Rounds of Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - The Transportation Security Administration
is set to purchase 3.5 million .357 SIG caliber bullets, enough
for its agents to fire 9,400 rounds a day, every day of the
year. According to a solicitation issued by the agency on August
16, the TSA is looking to buy “3,454,000 rounds of .347 SIG
Caliber Training Ammunition”.
Chris Christie Signs 10 of 13 Proposed Gun Restrictions
humanevents.com - On Aug. 8 Christie signed 10 of the 13 bills;
Aug. 16 he vetoed a ban on .50 caliber firearms and
conditionally vetoed the two remaining bills. A “conditional
veto” means that the legislation is dead, unless the legislature
reconvenes to resurrect it through amendments that meet strict
conditions imposed by the governor.
Exclusive: FL Sheriff Arrested, Charged With Felony & Suspended
For Protecting Citizens' 2nd Amendment Rights
Ben Swann - In a developing story,
Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested, charged with a felony and
suspended without pay for supporting a citizen’s 2nd Amendment
rights. It’s not a story you hear every day. It’s certainly not
a story you’d expect out of a county named Liberty.
Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered
by liberal policies on guns, energy
Washington Times - The Weld County Commissioners voted
unanimously at Monday’s meeting to place a measure on the Nov. 5
ballot asking voters if they want the county to join with other
rural counties in forming a new state, the latest reaction to
what disgruntled local residents say is the Democratic state
legislature’s so-called “war on rural Colorado.”
National Retailer Cuts All Full Time Employee Hours to Avoid
Paying Health Care
townhall.com - Hate to say “I told you so”, but we officially
have our first major retail company cutting its employee hours
in order to avoid paying for health care. Our concerns about the
Affordable Care Act seem to finally be materializing. Forever
21, a popular clothing company, is now demoting full-time
employees to part-time positions.
When welfare pays better than work
NY Post - Today, the Cato institute is releasing a new study
looking at the state-by-state value of welfare for a mother with
two children. In the Empire State, a family receiving Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, food stamps, WIC,
public housing, utility assistance and free commodities (like
milk and cheese) would have a package of benefits worth $38,004,
the seventh-highest in the nation.
Those That Are Not Preparing For The Coming Economic Depression
Are Going To Bitterly Regret It
Economic Collapse - We are living in the largest debt bubble in
the history of the planet, and when it bursts we are going to
experience a crippling "adjustment" to our standard of loving.
Some people understand this and are busy preparing for what is
ahead. It has been estimated that there are approximately 3
million "preppers" in the United States, and that number is
growing all the time.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Seen Dodging Billions in Write-Offs
Bloomberg - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have reported
record profits after a taxpayer bailout, are ignoring billions
of dollars in potential losses on overdue loans as they take
three years to adopt a new accounting system, a government
auditor said in a letter made public today.
Foreclosure lawyers charge some homeowners for nonexistent cases
Denver Post - At the risk of losing their homes if they didn't,
scores of Colorado homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure in
the past year were each forced to pay hundreds of dollars in
lawyer charges for phantom court cases against them, a Denver
Post investigation has found.
Appeals Court Rules States cannot Shut Down Federally-Approved
AllGov - Vermont has sought to prevent the Vermont Yankee
reactor, whose original 40-year license expired in March 2012,
from being re-licensed, but the court ruled that federal
regulation of nuclear power safety preempts state authority over
safety completely. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has already
re-licensed the plant for another 20 years.
Where is the Money Going? - Oil Industry Avoids Paying
Landowners for Drilling Rights
AllGov - One of the arguments for allowing oil and gas companies
to expand drilling in the United States has been that many of
the new wells would be on private property, which meant
individual Americans stood to profit from new fossil-fuel
explorations. But oftentimes companies have gotten away with not
paying landowners the full royalties to which they’re entitled,
according to ProPublica.
As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Doctors are Opting for “Cash Only”
benswann.com - Physicians across the country are attending
seminars that teach doctors how to start their own direct
primary care practices. Direct primary care practices take no
health insurance, only cash. In a recent survey conducted by the
DPMA Foundation, 2 out of 3 doctors say they are “just squeaking
by or in the red,” and 83% say they are “thinking about quitting
Celery and Artichokes Contain Powerful Flavonoids That Kill
Prevent Disease - Celery, artichokes, and herbs, especially
Mexican oregano, all contain powerful flavonoids that wipe out
diseased cancer cells. Apigenin and luteolin kill pancreatic
cancer in the lab by inhibiting an important enzyme, according
to two new University of Illinois studies.
23 Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn: The Miracle Berry
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a super fruit full of
all the Omegas – 3, 6, 9 and the rare 7, as well as a host of
antioxidants and other healing nutrients.
What you need to know about camu camu
(NaturalNews) Camu camu is a powerhouse of nutrients, including
30-50 times the vitamin C - the most of any botanical source in
the world, 10 times the iron, three times the niacin, twice the
riboflavin, and 50 percent more phosphorous as oranges and other
citrus fruits. It also has beta-carotene, potassium, calcium,
bioflavonoids, antioxidants, and amino acids This fruit has one
of the highest concentrations of phytochemicals in the world.
Guyabano fruit acknowledged as a miracle cure for cancer
(NaturalNews) The guyabano, or otherwise known as the custard
apple or sour sop fruit, is deemed as one of the miracle cures
for cancer. There have been various websites and claims that say
that guyabano, from the tree, to its leaves, bark, and fruit, is
capable of killing cancer cells naturally.
Soda may make children more likely to destroy things, attack
CBS News - Studies of young soda drinkers often focus on added
risk for childhood obesity. But now, a new study suggests the
sweet stuff could actually be making kids more violent. Public
health researchers looked at thousands of 5-year-olds, and found
the more sugary soft drinks they consumed, the more likely they
were to inflict damage and hurt others.
Break a sugar addiction in a week using three simple steps
(NaturalNews) Refined sugar is a drug that is similar to opiates
in its power to become addicted to it. The Journal of
Psychoactive Drugs stated in a study published in 2010 that
sugar releases euphoric endorphins in some people's brains in a
manner very similar to that of certain drugs which are commonly
Google Glass Gets An App To Power The Cyber Cops And Futuristic
Firefighters Of Tomorrow
techcrunch.com - The app would allow public safety officers and
officials to communicate in real-time via streaming video from
the scene, as well as to receive and view key documents,
including things like building schematics, medical records of
victims, live feeds of security cameras in the area and more.
It’s the ultimate on-demand intel platform for agents working in
the field, and a way to stay in contact with HQ and other
organizations even when radio systems won’t talk to each other.
August 19, 2013 - Today in History:
1812 - "Old Ironsides" (the USS Constitution) won a battle against
the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia.
1848 - The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New
1856 - The process of processing condensed milk was patented by Gail
1919 - Afghanistan gained independence from Britain.
1929 - "Amos and Andy," the radio comedy program, made its debut on
NBC starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.
1934 - Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany
1940 - The new Civil Aeronautics Administration awarded honorary
license #1 to Orville Wright.
1942 - About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a raid
against the Germans at Dieppe, France. They suffered about 50
1960 - Francis Gary Powers, an American U-2 pilot, was convicted of
espionage in Moscow.
1960 - Two dogs were launched in a satellite into Earth's orbit by
the Soviet Union.
1981 - Two Libyan SU-22s were shot down by two U.S. Navy F-14
fighters in the Gulf of Sidra.
1991 - Soviet hard-liners announced that President Mikhail Gorbachev
had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to power two days
1998 - The first piece of the 351 foot bronze statue of Christopher
Columbus arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1999 - In Belgrade, thousands of Serbs attended a rally to demand
the resignation of Yugoslavia's President Slobodan Milosevic.
2004 - Google Inc. stock began selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
The initial price was set at $85 and ended the day at $100.34 with
more than 22 million shares traded.
Diana's Death: Police Handed New Information
Sky News - New information that alleges Princess Diana was murdered has
been passed to Scotland Yard through military sources, it has emerged.
The information, thought to include the allegation that the Princess of
Wales, Dodi al Fayed and their driver were killed by a member of the
British military, will be assessed by officers from the Specialist Crime
and Operations Command.
Looters ransack Egyptian antiques museum and snatch priceless artifacts
as armed police move inside stormed Cairo mosque
Daily Mail - Egypt’s famous Malawi National Museum has been ransacked,
looted and smashed up by vandals in another example of the recent unrest
in the country. Photos of the damaged artefacts and empty display cases
were released this afternoon as supporters of deposed President Mohamed
Morsi fought a gunbattle with security forces in a Cairo mosque.
Brotherhood supporters hit the streets as army vows to confront violence
RT - Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets of Egypt, despite
reports that Sunday protests were called off. The army said it will not
tolerate violence amid news that thousands of Morsi loyalists were
allegedly arrested and facing terrorism charges.
‘36 die during Egypt attempted jailbreak’
Press TV - “Thirty-six of the prisoners died of suffocation and crowding
after tear gas was used to stop their escape,” the ministry said in a
Sunday statement. According to the Egyptian official MENA news agency,
the military and police deployed reinforcements to the Abu Zaabal prison
where Sunday's jailbreak attempt occurred.
Who’s to blame for Egypt violence? EU, Obama and Mideast leaders beg to
RT - The EU will urgently review its relations with Egypt, the two top
officials of the 28-member union said – signaling a more critical
European approach toward the country’s military rulers than that coming
Libya’s interior minister tenders resignation
Press TV - Libya’s Interior Minister, Mohamed Khalifa al-Sheikh, has
tendered his resignation, becoming the second cabinet minister to quit
Spanish Armada: Flotilla of fishermen in stand-off with Royal Navy and
police boats after going into British waters around Gibraltar
Daily Mail - A flotilla of around 38 fishing boats and a small number of
pleasure craft (left and centre) was 'corralled' by Royal Gibraltar
Police and military vessels after crossing from Spanish waters close to
an artificial reef. The reef, created by the British Overseas
Territory's government, is at the centre of a diplomatic row between
Britain and Spain.
Revenge tactics: UK detains Greenwald’s partner under Terrorism Act,
RT - The partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald was held at Heathrow
airport under the UK Terrorism Act for the maximum time allowed before
pressing charges. Amnesty International dubbed the move an unwarranted
revenge after Greenwald revealed NSA spy programs.
Fukushima apocalypse: Years of ‘duct tape fixes’ could result in
‘millions of deaths’
RT - Even the tiniest mistake during an operation to extract over 1,300
fuel rods at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could
lead to a series of cascading failures with an apocalyptic outcome,
fallout researcher Christina Consolo told RT.
Atomic kitchen: French research center stores plutonium in pressure
RT - A French nuclear research center has been using ordinary pressure
cookers to store and transport plutonium and other “sensitive materials”
for 50 years, it has been revealed. The news leaked as the center posted
a public tender for 4,000 pressure cookers.
Illegal StarLink™ GM Corn Resurfaces in Saudi Arabian Food Supply
Natural Blaze - StarLink™ maize, the first genetically modified organism
to be pulled off the market over a decade ago due to safety concerns,
was recently found to be contaminating food products in Saudi Arabia.
Does this mean that an illegal form of GM corn is still being produced
in the US?
Chile fights GMO in national protest against ‘Monsanto law’ (PHOTOS,
RT - Thousands of Chileans have rallied against a bill dubbed the
“Monsanto law” that would let multinationals patent GMO seeds. Activists
say it will not only compromise food sovereignty in Chile, but will also
harm consumer health.
New figures reveal Britons are prescribed a record 1,900 tablets every
Daily Mail - More than a billion prescriptions are being written by
Britain’s doctors every year. Record numbers taking painkillers,
sleeping pills, antidepressants and medication for heart disease and
diabetes have helped the figure soar by two thirds in a decade. More
than 2.7 million prescriptions are being written out each day –
equivalent to more than 1,900 every minute, according to NHS data.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pratt & Whitney sued over The Acreage cancer cluster
BizJournal.com - New lawsuits, including a proposed class
action, were announced Friday against Pratt & Whitney Group and
Palm Beach Aggregates over The Acreage cancer cluster. The suits
claim that Pratt & Whitney failed to safely use and maintain
potentially cancer-causing radioactive material and allowed it
to escape into groundwater. The suits also claim that, from 2003
until September 2008, the Aggregates continued a dredging
process that increased dangerous levels.
Top ten reasons Washington’s Egypt aid continues
Press TV - The continued unrest upped the pressure on the Obama
administration to cut off military aid to Egypt. It is the only
legal and ethical thing to do, but here are some reasons it has
been difficult for Washington to take that step.
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US arms industry would lose big from Egypt aid cut-off
Ron Paul to Malzberg: US 'Stirring the Pot' in Egypt for Years
Newsmax - "Just think of how many years we've propped up [Hosni]
Mubarak, a military dictatorship, and gave him all of those
weapons — and he was our guy as long as he did what we told
him," Paul, the former Texas congressman, told "The Steve
Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds
Washington Post - An internal NSA audit dated May 2012,
identifies 2,776 incidents, or violation of the rules or court
orders for surveillance of Americans or foreign targets in the
United States, from April 2011 through March 2012.
Obama Has Hired the Fox to Watch the Hen House
Activist Post - In the aftermath of the Snowden revelations and
furthered by the admission that the NSA has broken the law
thousands of times in order to illegally spy on the American
people, Obama has decided to appoint a special “commission” to
fairly and accurately investigate the latest revelations of this
rogue, anti-American agency.
Oath Keepers Places Pro-Snowden Sign at White House Stop on D.C.
Metro, Featuring Obama as “Big Brother”
oathkeepers.org - Oath Keepers has placed a large sign featuring
President Obama as “Big Brother” at the Washington D.C. Metro
stop closest to the White House, praising Edward Snowden for
exposing the NSA spying on Americans and urging White House
employees to follow Snowden’s example by becoming
A Speeding Ticket Camera Company Is Doctoring Evidence Photos
gizmodo.com - Driving politics website (yep!) The Newspaper
reports that DC camera contractor American Traffic Solutions has
started cropping photos and repositioning cameras to make the
citations issued as a result of photo evidence harder to
challenge in court. A court recently ruled that if any
additional vehicles are visible in a gotcha photo, it can be
Verizon Rewarded for Records Release With $10 Billion Government
New American - Verizon’s willingness to give the federal
government unfettered access to its customers’ phone records is
paying off handsomely for the telecommunications giant. Verizon
announced on August 16: The U.S. Department of the Interior has
selected Verizon to participate in a $10 billion, 10-year
contract to provide cloud and hosting services. This is
potentially one of Verizon's largest federal cloud contracts to
TSA on the Lookout for Breast Bombs
Activist Post - Apparently many of the ‘terror experts’ in
Homeland Security and their counterparts think that ‘breast
bombs’, ‘butt bombs’, ‘belly bombs’ and other implanted
explosives (with reported plots to sew them into dogs) are the
next threat worth hyping.
Nanny Bloomberg Wants to Fingerprint More Than a Half Million
Kurt Nimmo - Nanny Bloomberg never gets enough to satisfy his
authoritarian urge. First it was cracking down on soda,
allegedly part of a government health imitative, then he wanted
to ban e-cigarettes.... Now he wants to fingerprint more than
600,000 people who live in public housing.
Order That The NYPD Wear Cameras Stirs Unexpected Reactions
NY Times - Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, of Federal District Court
in Manhattan, ruled on Monday that the city’s stop-and-frisk
program was unconstitutional and ordered that police officers in
certain precincts strap tiny cameras to their uniforms to record
their dealings with the public, Mr. Bloomberg’s response was
immediate and emphatic. “It would be a nightmare,” he said.
VIDEO: Police Department Tests Officers Wearing Cameras, Police
Complaints Down 88% And Use Of Force Down 60%!
Liberty Crier - It’s no longer an experiment. It worked!
Overwhelming success with police complaints down 88% and use of
force down 60%!
Shock Video: The New Common Core Obama Math Standard: "3 x 4 =
Activist Post - At a recent school meeting in Grayslake,
Illinois curriculum director Amanda August discusses the new
federally mandated Common Core education standards, which are
currently being implemented into school districts across the
nation. Here’s how we’re readying America’s children for a
highly competitive globalized marketplace.
Feds: More Americans selling their food stamps for cash
Fox News - The percentage of Americans selling their food stamps
back to stores for cash has increased by 30 percent over the
past several years, according to a new Agriculture Department
VIDEO: Ron Paul: Why Gold Will Explode Higher
Liberty Crier - On gold’s “explosion”: “I think what’s going to
happen to gold, it’s going to explode when they realize that the
economy is going down, that we’re really in a recession.” On the
dollar: “[The Fed] took a dollar and eliminated 98% of its
purchasing power and they’re doing that more rapidly than ever
but it just hasn’t been fully discounted. When it is, gold is
going to be much, much higher.”
JP Morgan is Selling its Gold Vault at 1 CMP!
Silver Doctors - With JPMorgan’s COMEX gold inventories plunging
to all-time lows, it appears that Mr. Dimon has no use for an
empty (and now publicly known) gold vault, as Bloomberg reports
that JP Morgan is seeking to sell its 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza
tower, which houses the world’s largest commercial gold vault 5
stories below street level.
What Is Going To Happen If Interest Rates Continue To Rise
Economic Collapse - If you want to track how close we are to the
next financial collapse, there is one number that you need to be
watching above all others. The number that I am talking about is
the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries, because it affects
thousands of other interest rates in our financial system.
Idaho firefighters step up battle against wildfire threatening
Daily Mail - Firefighters readied for a massive ground and air
attack on Sunday against a wildfire in central Idaho that has
forced the evacuation of some 2,250 homes and threatens the posh
Sun Valley ski resort.
Florida Keys turns to drones in battle against mosquitos
Daily Mail - Officials responsible for curtailing the
swamp-heavy island chain's disease-carrying insects will deploy
their first unmanned drone on a test flight. If the flight is
successful, the Florida Keys Mosquito District will consider
purchasing the $65,000 aircraft from Condor Aerial, a North
Florida-based company that holds a contract to supply the
Canadian military with drones for reconnaissance missions in
Chia Seeds Provide Relief for Heartburn, Indigestion and Acid
Chia seeds have been around for thousands of years and are
commonly used medicinally by the natives of Mexico, Central and
South America. They are high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids,
antioxidants and other essential nutrients. The chia seed
contains amino acids and is a complete protein that works to
increase stamina and reduce appetite. Because of their unique
makeup, chia seeds provide relief from heartburn, even heartburn
from water. Their consumption works to reduce acid reflux and
chest pain and heal symptoms of GERD.
Mother Threatened for Feeding Baby Goat's Milk Instead of
Natural Society - A mother unable to breast feed refused feed
her baby GMO-soy formula, and opted for goat milk instead. The
DHHS is threatening to take her child away.
Senator Calls for 'Dietary Supplement Labeling Act' Instead of
Natural Society - Senator Dick Durbin has called for a 'dietary
supplement labeling act' to 'improve safety' of supplements, all
while ignoring GMO labeling completely.
More Chicken McNugget 'strange fiber' photos released by Natural
News Forensic Food Labs
(NaturalNews) More microscopic photos of the "mysterious fibers"
found in McDonald's Chicken McNuggets have been released by the
Natural News Forensic Food Lab. The forensic microscopy
investigation was conducted by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger,
using clean laboratory protocols.
Turmeric Superior to Chemical Mouthwash In Improving Oral Health
Green Med Info - Since ancient times, turmeric has been used for
remedying oral ailments, among other therapeutic applications
too numerous to count. Now, new research indicates this amazing
spice is superior to chemical mouthwash in killing gingivitis
MCT’s In Coconut Oil Treat Alzheimer’s and Boost Cognition In
Natural Blaze - Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are the
primary type of fat found in coconut oil. MCT’s have been found
to boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from
memory disorders like Alzheimer’s. What’s most astonishing about
this fact is that brain function is boosted immediately after
one dose of 40 ml.
Hot chocolate enhances memory, modulates immune cells
(NaturalNews) In the August 7th issue of Neurology, scientists
at Harvard Medical School suggest that drinking two cups of hot
chocolate daily will prevent memory decline in older people.
5 Signs That You Might Have A Sensitivity To Gluten and Not Know
Natural Blaze - To recognize a gluten sensitivity is not the
easiest thing to do as symptoms can overlap other health issues
making it difficult to distinguish what is causing what. It is
important to determine whether we have a sensitivity to gluten
because not only can we increase our health and quality of
living by doing so, but we can avoid having the ignored
sensitivity turn to Celiac Disease.
How Toxic Is Your Home or Car's Air Freshener?
Prevent Disease - Artificial fragrance sales reach over $8
billion every year and rising. It's shocking how many consumers
still purchase products which emit toxic fumes in their cars and
homes. If you use synthetic air fresheners, you should know that
you're likely increasing you risk of headaches, earaches,
depression, allergies, irregular heart beat, and even diarrhea.
CIA Cops to Area 51 But Not UFOs
military.com - UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are
celebrating the CIA's clearest acknowledgement yet of the
existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has
been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Gardeners Beware: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in
"Bee-Friendly" Plants Sold at Garden Centers Nationwide
Friends of the Earth - A new,
first-of-its-kind pilot study by
Friends of the Earth-US and Pesticide Research Institute has
found 54 percent of common garden plants purchased at top
retailers including Lowes and Home Depot contained neonicotinoid
pesticides, which studies show can harm or kill bees and other
pollinators, with no warning to consumers.... Read our
take action today!
Pesticides 101 - A Primer
Pesticide Action Network - What are pesticides? Insecticides
(bug killers), herbicides (weed killers), and fungicides (fungus
killers) are all pesticides; so are rodenticides and
antimicrobials. Pesticides come in spray cans and crop dusters,
in household cleaners, hand soaps and swimming pools.... Each
year, an estimated 1 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to
U.S. farms, forests, lawns and golf courses. More than 17,000
pesticide products are currently on the market.
Big Ag Fungicide Leads to Defect in Male Reproductive System,
Natural Society - A commonly used fungicide called vinclozolin
is causing defects in the male reproductive system, but Big Ag
is using this fungicide on food crops anyway.
Tyson Foods announces it will stop buying meat cattle raised on
cruel Zilmax drug
(NaturalNews) According to reports, the company has recognized
not only that cattle fed the Merck & Co. drug often suffer
immense pain due to excessive weight gain, but also that many
export countries like Russia and China do not want meat that
contains any trace of the controversial substance.
Raw Milk Farmer in Double Jeopardy Case Found Guilty
Activist Post - In an odd turn of events, raw milk and
pastured-egg farmer Alvin Schlangen, who received a court
victory last September, was brought up on the same charges again
and found guilty. Jury nullification, which is frequently upheld
in Minnesota, was the saving grace last time - strangely, not so
in this case.
5 Free Things You Can Do Now to Be More Prepared
Natural Blaze - The most obvious aspect of being prepared is the
acquisition of supplies and gear. But that is not all there is
to it. These activities are actually very important and should
not be skipped in favor of the more exciting activities of
buying beans, bullets or band-aids.
China Zoo Under Fire for Disguising Dog as Lion
Fox News - The zoo in the People's Park of Luohe, in the central
province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species,
according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily. It quoted a
customer surnamed Liu who wanted to show her son the different
sounds animals made -- but he pointed out that the animal in the
cage labelled "African lion" was barking. Related article:
August 16, 2013 - Today in History:
1777 - During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of
Bennington took place. New England's minutemen routed the British
1812 - Detroit fell to Indian and British troops in the War of 1812.
1858 - A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to U.S.
President Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln prohibited the Union states from
trading with the states of the Confederacy.
1923 - Carnegie Steel Corporation put into place the eight-hour
workday for its employees.
1930 - The first British Empire Games were held at Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada. The event is now called the British Commonwealth
1937 - Harvard University became the first school to have graduate
courses in traffic engineering and administration.
1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was
claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the 1st
issue came off the presses.
1960 - Cyprus was granted independence by Britain.
1978 - Xerox was fined for excluding Smith-Corona Mfg. from the
copier market. The fine was $25.6 million.
1984 - The U.S. Jaycees voted to admit women to full membership in
1995 - Voters in Bermuda rejected independence from Great Britain.
1999 - In Russia, Vladimir V. Putin was confirmed as prime minister
by the lower house of parliament.
Hundreds of Morsi supporters torch govt building in Giza after brutal
RT - Hundreds of Morsi supporters have stormed a government building in
Giza and set it alight, reports state TV. This comes after Wednesday’s
brutal crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood loyalists in which over 630
Egypt authorizes further use of live ammunition against pro-Morsi
Washington post - Egypt’s military-backed government authorized the
security forces to fire live ammunition against opponents Thursday,
underlining its determination to crush with force any lingering
challenge posed by supporters of the country’s ousted elected president
in the wake of a bloody crackdown on their camps.
Obama cancels joint military drill with Egypt over violence
RT - US President Barack Obama has called off joint US-Egypt military
drills scheduled to take place next month in protest of the Egyptian
government’s brutal crackdown on protesters, in which more than 630
people were killed on Wednesday.
Several countries see demos over Egypt
Press TV - Thousands of people in Libya, Pakistan, and Yemen have staged
rallies to condemn Egyptian police's violent crackdown on supporters of
ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Back to 2011? Military is in control of Egypt again
McClatchy - Despite the 2011 uprising that aimed to end the military’s
grip in Egypt and give power to its civilians, the military is firmly in
charge of the country again.
Oil soars on Egypt turmoil, tops $110 per barrel
RT - Brent oil jumped to a four–month high on Thursday on fears a new
wave of political turmoil in Egypt could disrupt supplies through the
At least 20 dead, 150 wounded in blast near Hezbollah HQ in Beirut -
RT - At least twenty people have been killed and 150 wounded in an
explosion near the Hezbollah headquarters in Lebanese capital Beirut,
according to security sources. Sunni radicals have claimed
responsibility for the sectarian attack.
Syria says ready to cooperate with the UN team of inspectors
Press TV - A Syrian Foreign Ministry official made the remarks on
Thursday, a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the UN team
would soon travel to Syria to probe the sites of alleged use of weapons.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Compact laser weapons inch closer to battlefield
Fox News - This week, Boeing announced that its “Thin Disk
Laser” system surpassed the DoD’s requirements for the RELI
system. It takes a series of commercial solid-state lasers and
integrates them to produce one concentrated high-energy beam.
Cyber Attack Against Establishment Media Next Phase in Never
Ending War On Terror
Kurt Nimmo - Ramped up propaganda effort to get you to love NSA
surveillance.... On Wednesday, Mackenzie Weinger wrote: The
Washington Post announced that its website had been hacked,
“with readers on certain stories being redirected to the site”
of a group supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. And the
New York Post on Tuesday became another victim as several
reporters’ Twitter accounts were apparently hacked by the same
group, the Syrian Electronic Army.
Top NSA and DOJ Officials Have Fled the U.S. - Obama Admin.
Files Espionage Charges
Daily Kos Jul 17, 2013 - In a stunning development, Deputy
Director of the NSA, John Inglis, along with Assistant Attorney
General, James Cole, have fled the United States after their
participation in a contentious congressional meeting on Capitol
Hill. In that meeting, both Inglis and Cole revealed that the
depth of NSA spying far surpassed anything that whistleblower
Edward Snowden has made public to date.
Egypt Is Descending Into Civil War, But Don’t Expect Obama To
Cancel His Golf Vacation
Economic Collapse - The largest Islamic nation in the Middle
East is on the verge of descending into civil war, the Syrian
civil war is starting to spill over into Lebanon, and the worst
violence in five years has just hit Iraq, but Barack Obama is
way too busy to be bothered with any of that.
CNS News - President Obama suggested in an interview with
the New York Times that was published on Saturday that you
need to be a lawyer to understand the U.S. Constitution. The
president made the suggestion when talking about members of
Congress who have argued he does not have the constitutional
authority to unilaterally suspend enforcement of parts of
the Obamacare law.
Obamacare Provision: "Forced" Home Inspections
Ben Swann - According to an Obamacare provision millions of
Americans will be targeted.
The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family
will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories
YouTube: Rand Paul: Wall Street Journal's 'The Big Interview' -
In a no-holds-barred interview with WSJ's Simon Constable,
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul explains why the U.S. should stop giving
arms to Egypt, why immigration reform is needed, why the
government are bullies and what's wrong with the Affordable Care
SWAT Ties Up Students, Blows Out Tires During Bus Hijacking
Julie Wilson - Just when you think you’ve become numb to terror
drills, a drill emulating a school bus hijacking leaves you
shocked and speechless.
Obama Bypassing Congress to Enact New Taxes
Ben Swann - Obama is sidestepping Congress once again. This
time, the unconstitutional act is in an effort to raise $6
Billion in new taxes to put WiFi in public schools across
America. Rather than waste his time with the Constitution and
Congress, Obama is going straight to the FCC to lobby for the
new taxes. The new tax will apply to every American who uses a
Top 10 Reasons for President Obama’s 35% Economic Approval
Americans for Tax Reform - According to a Gallup poll released
on August 15, only 35 percent of Americans approve of President
Obama’s handling of the economy, down from 42 percent in June.
His overall approval rating also fell from 47 to 44 percent.
If This Guy Is What The Future Of America Looks Like, We Are In
Economic Collapse - Should taxpayer dollars be used to buy sushi
and lobster for a young man whose future plans consist entirely
of surfing and partying as much as he possibly can? When I first
saw the video that I am about to share with you, I was
absolutely floored. Recently, Fox News interviewed a
self-described beach bum named Jason Greenslate who was very
open about the fact that he has no problem sponging off of all
the rest of us.
Trader Tells Bloomberg: “We Tried to Buy Gold 8 Weeks Ago at
$1200, We Still Haven’t Received Our Physical Gold!”
Silver Doctors - Did Bloomberg just inadvertently ignite a gold
bank run? Mihir Dange, co-founder of commodity trading firm
Grafite Capital clarified gold backwardation for Bloomberg,
predicted a massive move higher in gold once $1350 is taken out
to the upside, and dropped this bombshell on the Bloomberg
Retired Vet Threatened By Police After Legally Carrying His Gun
Ben Swann - As reported by KiroTV, “Laigaie knew that Washington
is an ‘open carry’ state where it is allowed. He even offered
the officer, Allen Bass, a copy of that law when Bass asked for
his identification. When Laigaie refused to hand over his ID, he
said the officer pulled out his own weapon and pointed it at
him.” The officer allegedly pointed the gun at Laigaie’s chest
from a mere three feet away.
U.S. military veteran describes how vaccines made service
(NaturalNews) The veteran, who wrote her account anonymously on
the Vactruth.com website, said she received a total of three
vaccines - bird flu, Gardasil, and smallpox - that she believes
were, in total, responsible for months of sickness.
All U.S. nuclear reactors vulnerable to terrorism, probe finds
McClatchy - All 107 nuclear reactors in the United States are
inadequately protected from terrorist attacks, according to a
Defense Department-commissioned report released Thursday. The
report, by the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project at the
University of Texas at Austin, warns that the current security
required of civilian-operated reactors fails to safeguard
against airplane attacks, rocket-propelled grenades and more
than a small handful of attackers.
Potassium Iodide tablets being distributed to PA residents
living near Nuclear Power Plants
Adan Salazar - The Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving
away Potassium Iodide tablets [video] to anyone living near any
of the five nuclear power plants located throughout the state.
The Department of Health issued this press release on the 6th:
The Department of Health is again providing free potassium
iodide, or KI, tablets on Thursday, Aug. 9, to help
Pennsylvanians be prepared for public health emergencies
involving nuclear facilities.
Orwellian Smart Grid Exposé to air Sept. 5
Activist Post - A single smart meter measuring a home’s
electricity usage, by appliance, emits radiation 100 times
higher than the level internationally recognized as “extreme
concern” and 450 times higher than a cell phone. These are but
two of the facts presented in Josh del Sol’s long-awaited
documentary, Take Back Your Power, which will air online
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
Ginseng is much more than simply an aphrodisiac herb
(NaturalNews) Some studies on American ginseng have given hope
for a possible future use with type 2 diabetes patients, as it
showed the ability to control and also lower overall blood
sugar, even in those presenting milder levels in their bodies.
Tired, Worn-Out? It Could be Adrenal Fatigue - Here are Signs
Natural Society - Could your constant tiredness be the result of
adrenal-fatigue? What causes adrenal fatigue, and more
importantly, what are the solutions?
3 of the Worst Vitamin Deficiencies You Could Have, If You Want
a Good Nights' Sleep
Dr. Mercola - If the thought of a pleasant full night of sleep
eludes you, check out whether you're deficient in any of these 3
nutrients. One leads to insomnia, another the inability to stay
asleep, and the third to excessive daytime sleepiness.
Chamomile Proven to Fight Anxiety and Clinical Depression
Green Med Info - ew research has determined that the humble
chamomile herb - non-addictive with no adverse effects - not
only relaxes the muscles and organs, but can significantly
decrease anxiety and even fight depression.
The Evolution of Non-Lethal Weapons
Activist Post - This is an update to the ongoing look at the
technological evolution of supposedly non-lethal weapons.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
A Guide to Drying Herbs and Spices
Mother Earth Living - Growing and drying herbs and spices is
among the easiest forms of food preservation.
Freeze with Ease
Organic Gardening - The quickest way to preserve vegetables also
locks in the most nutrition.
P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to
Possible Health Risk
Susan Thixton - The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has
voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they
have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These
lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly
one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No
Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in
association with these product lots.
August 15, 2013 - Today in History:
1848 - The dental chair was patented by M. Waldo Hanchett.
1877 - Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company
in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, "hello" would be
a more appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the
1911 - The product Crisco was introduced by Procter & Gamble
1914 - The Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic
as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
1918 - Diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia were severed.
1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. Judy Garland
became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
1944 - The Allied forces of World War II landed in southern France.
1945 - The Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after Japan agreed to
1947 - India became independent from Britain and was divided into
the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British
about 200 years.
1948 - The Republic of Korea was proclaimed.
1961 - East German workers began construction of the Berlin Wall.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages,
rents and prices.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved a package of economic sanctions
against South Africa. The ban included the importing of steel,
uranium, textiles, coal, and produce from South Africa.
1992 - Vietnam blamed Hollywood for creating the "myth" concerning
the issue of U.S. servicemen still being held prisoner in Indochina.
1994 - The U.S. Social Security Administration became an independent
government agency. It had been a part of the Department of Health
and Human Services agency.
1997 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to prosecute FBI
officials in connection with the deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in
Idaho. The investigation dealt with an alleged cover-up.
2000 - A group of 100 people from North Korea arrived in South Korea
for temporary reunions with relatives they had not seen for half a
century. Also, a group of 100 South Koreans visited the North.
2001 - Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system
outside our own. They had discovered two planets orbiting a star in
the Big Dipper.
War zone': Scores killed in Egypt violence, month long state of
RT - A state of emergency was declared on Wednesday after Egyptian
security forces violently broke up sit-in camps of Muslim Brotherhood
supporters in Cairo. Officials say at least 281 have been killed
becomes the newest player in Syria’s protracted conflict: NYT
stratrisks.com - The Sudanese government has been selling Chinese and
local-made weapons to the Arab Gulf state of Qatar which in turn has
been shipping it to rebels in Syria who have staged an uprising against
Bashar al-Assad’s rule since 2011, U.S. officials and rebels told the
New York Times (NYT).
US Sends Warship to Bahrain In Response to Protests
Paul Joseph Watson - While the world concentrates on the bloody scenes
emerging out of Egypt, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier has been
stationed off the coast of Bahrain in response to building protests
against the country’s US-backed dictatorship.
Anti-government protests begin in Bahrain amidst tight security
RT - Police have reportedly used tear gas and birdshot to contain
long-planned protests in the Gulf State of Bahrain. The country’s
Shi’ite majority is demanding a greater say in the political decisions
of the Sunni-ruled country.
VIDEO: Israel, PA hold talks amid news blackout
Press TV - On Wednesday, Palestinian and Israeli negotiators began talks
in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). The Israeli side had previously announced
that there would be no statements or pictures from the meeting.
US contractor accused of Abu Ghraib human rights violations suing former
RT - After a US federal judge ruled that CACI International, a US
corporation, was not culpable for torture allegations at Abu Ghraib
prison in Iraq, lawyers for the defense contractor have filed a suit
against the former detainees seeking legal expenses.
Gazprom, Halliburton sign major deal
Press TV - Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom Neft has signed a
major cooperation agreement with the huge American energy services
corporation Halliburton to facilitate “technological exchanges” to boost
seize assets of tax dodgers
stratrisks.com - Greek tax authorities will seize the assets of
businesses and individuals who do not settle their tax debts, the
government said on Tuesday (13 August). Under the plans, the Greek
finance ministry will issue warnings that assets will be seized if the
recipients do not arrange a payment plan within 20 days to those who owe
more than €10,000.
PetroChina poised to dominate Iraqi oil
stratrisks.com - Possible deals said to be in the works with Exxon
Mobil, Russia’s Lukoil PetroChina Co, China’s largest oil explorer, may
join with United States-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp to
co-develop the West Qurna oilfield in Iraq, which would make the Chinese
company the biggest single foreign investor in the Iraqi oil industry.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Black Citizens Group Files ‘Articles of Impeachment’ Against
Paul Joseph Watson - A conservative black citizens group has
filed lengthy and detailed articles of impeachment against
Barack Obama, calling for the President to be removed from
office over NSA spying, prosecution of whistleblowers,
wiretapping of journalists, the torture program as well as the
YouTube: "We're building a domestic army" -Marine Corps Colonel
Marine Corp Colonel speaks out at a local council meeting about
the militarization of our police forces on 08/12/13 at 41 Green
St, Concord, NH 03301.
Rubio: Obama May Sign Executive Order Legalizing Illegals
Kurt Nimmo - Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio told a
Tallahassee radio station on Tuesday that if Congress does not
pass immigration “reform” this year, Obama may sign an executive
order legalizing more than 11 million currently illegal
YouTube: Rand Paul: The President Doesn't Get To Write
Legislation, It's Illegal And Unconstitutional
Senator Rand Paul joined America's Newsroom and railed against
Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attack, saying it
should preclude her from holding higher office.
Michael Hastings Last Story Was On CIA Director Brennan; Will Be
Published In Upcoming Rolling Stone
San Diego 6 - This week Elise Jordan, wife of famed journalist
Michael Hastings, who recently died under suspicious
circumstances, corroborated this reporter’s sources that CIA
Director, John Brennan was Hastings next exposé project (CNN
Obama’s clever plan for next school shooting: ‘run and hide’
Daily Caller - In response to the Newtown, Conn. massacre and a
host of school shootings in recent years, the Obama
administration released a 67-page report on emergency planning
this summer that includes several pages advising educators on
how to manage “an active shooter situation.”
NAACP Attacks Rodeo Stunt and Political Satire
Kurt Nimmo - Satirizing presidents has a long tradition in
America. From cartoons and caricatures early on to Chevy Chase
and Dana Carvey more recently poking fun at Gerald Ford and
George W. Bush, presidents, presidential candidates and the
establishment political class at large has constituted fair game
for newspaper editorialists, commentators, and comedians – until
Straw Poll Results: Did Rand Paul Win Your State?
Daily Paul - The Straw Poll 2016 results are in.
Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison
Associated Press - Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced
to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading
guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on
personal items.... According to court papers in the case,
Jackson used campaign money to buy items including a $43,350
gold-plated men's Rolex watch.
Fed ‘Quarantines’ Over 1 Billion $100 Bills After Misprint
The Blaze - The Federal Reserve is scrambling for answers after
it was discovered that it misprinted over 1 billion new,
high-tech $100 bills, rendering the the bills unusable and
costing taxpayers about $120 million.... Since officials do not
know what caused the problem, all the new bills have had to be
quarantined. Sorting through them by hand could take “20 and 30
years,” says CNBC, leaving the government trying to develop a
mechanized sorting system. Once the defective bills are
discovered they will be shredded.
Food Stamps Avoided By Millions Of Eligible Americans
Huffington Post - Roughly a quarter of Americans eligible for
federal nutrition assistance don't sign up for it, according to
the most recent data. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which
administers the program, says that in fiscal 2010 nearly 51
million Americans were poor enough to qualify but only 38
million received benefits.
Every Important Person In Bitcoin Just Got Subpoenaed By New
York’s Financial Regulator
Forbes - The department is starting out by subpoenaing 22
digital-currency companies and investors to get a lay of the
Bitcoin land. They sent letters to the major Bitcoin players
asking them to hand over information regarding their money
laundering controls, consumer protection practices, source of
funding, pitch books (for Bitcoin start-ups) and investment
strategies (for Bitcoin investors).
This Is The Biggest Cluster Of Hindenburg Omens Since The Last
Stock Market Crash
Economic Collapse - Warnings about a crash of the financial
markets are quite common these days, and usually they don't
materialize. But this time may be different. A number of top
analysts are pointing out the fact that the biggest cluster of
"Hindenburg Omens" has appeared since the last stock market
US fracking industry 'wasting $1bn a year in gas flaring'
The Guardian - New report calculates flaring of gas from North
Dakota fracking industry leading to greenhouse gas emissions
equivalent to putting one million cars on the road
New Mexico is the driest of the dry
LA Times - Nevada is removing wild horses and stocks of cattle
from federal rangelands, Wyoming is seeding clouds as part of a
long-term "weather modification program," officials in Colorado
say the state's southeastern plains are experiencing Dust Bowl
conditions, and the entire western U.S. has been beset by more
frequent and ferocious wildfires across an ever-more combustible
landscape. But nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico.
Mortality rate doubles for females eating refined white sugar -
lab mice study rocks soda industry
(NaturalNews) In what is arguably the most shocking food study
conducted since the Seralini "GMO rats" study released last
year, researchers at the University of Utah have found that even
a small amount of refined sugar consumption resulted in a
doubling of the death rate of female mice.
Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.
Dr. Mercola - The average cost of a coronary bypass at the
Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is $106,385. In India, you can get the
same procedure for 95,000 rupees, or $1,583, which is half the
price it cost 20 years ago. And, efforts are underway to bring
the cost down even more, to about $800, within a decade.
Burrito backlash: Chipotle announces it might use sick cows as
beef source, then reverses itself after internet backlash
(NaturalNews) Earlier today, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.,
reportedly told Bloomberg.com that it was considering expanding
its supply chain to include sick animals treated with
antibiotics. As Bloomberg shockingly reported...
How the alkaline diet (does not) affect your pH
(NaturalNews) The idea that what you eat or drink has a direct
effect on blood pH is not founded in physiology. Stress,
infection, and quantity of food will affect digestive juices,
not the types of food. Different areas of the body have
different pHs depending on their function. Regardless of what
goes in, the pH of the blood will not change. It is true that
"alkaline" foods do have an effect on urinary pH, but this is
completely independent of blood pH and doesn't reflect overall
Avocados - Superfood for your health
(NaturalNews) According to Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the founder of
Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, the avocado fruit is loaded with
a kind of fat that can be used up immediately to provide energy.
Men: Drink Tea to Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk by 1/3
Natural Society - Researchers found that drinking five or more
cups of black tea each day could reduce prostate cancer risk by
a third in men.
And What If I Do Get a Foodborne Illness?
Alliance for Natural Health - Those unlucky enough to come down
with a foodborne illness are usually prescribed antibiotics,
which may wreak further havoc on their digestive and immune
system, especially if not offset with probiotics. An alternative
is raw garlic.
2013 Back to School Guide to PVC-free School Supplies
chej.org - Our annual guide helps you and your family steer
clear of phthalates and vinyl, the poison plastic, in your
children’s school supplies. So grab a binder, snatch up a lunch
bag, ditch phthalate-laden vinyl plastic, and join the fight for
healthier PVC-free schools!
MIT: Future Smartphones Will ‘Listen to Everything All the Time’
Paul Joseph Watson - A report by the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology hails the era of “technologies that emphasize
listening to everything, all the time,” ubiquitous surveillance
aided by microphones installed on new smartphones, such as
Google’s Moto X, that do not run off the main battery and can,
“continually monitor their auditory environment to detect the
phone owner’s voice, discern what room or other setting the
phone is in, or pick up other clues from background noise.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Grow Your Best Fall Garden: What, When and How
Mother Earth News - For gardeners wanting to get the most from
the time they have, here’s expert advice on planting and growing
fall garden vegetables.
Plant “green manure” this fall, and your garden will be more
productive and healthier next season
Organic Gardening - Cover crops just might be the
hardest-working plants you’ll ever grow. Cover crops (also
called green manure) suppress weeds, build productive soil, and
help control pests and diseases. Plus, cover crops are easy to
plant and require only basic care to thrive. And they grow well
in nearly every part of the country.
YouTube: God Made a Dog
On the 9th day, He made a dog.
August 14, 2013 - Today in History:
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tunis was signed on board
the USS Constitution.
1848 - The Oregon Territory was established.
1873 - "Field and Stream" magazine published its first issue.
1880 - The Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany was completed after
632 years of rebuilding.
1888 - A patent for the electric meter was granted to Oliver B.
1896 - Gold was discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory. Within the
next year more than 30,000 people rushed to the area to look for
1917 - China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I.
1935 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security
Act into law. It created unemployment insurance and pension plans
for the elderly.
1941 - The U.S. Congress appropriated the funds to construct the
Pentagon ( $83 million). The building was the new home of the U.S.
1944 - The federal government allowed the manufacture of certain
domestic appliances to resume on a limited basis.
1945 - It was announced by U.S. President Truman that Japan had
surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.
1969 - British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in
sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1973 - The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ended. The halt marked the
official end to 12 years of combat in Indochina by the U.S.
1980 - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was
1992 - The U.S. announced that emergency airlifts of food to Somalia
would begin. The action was being taken to stop mass deaths due to
1998 - A U.S. federal appeals court in Richmond, VA, ruled that the
Food and Drug Administration had no authority to regulate tobacco.
The FDA had established rules to make it harder for minors to buy
2000 - Valujet was ordered to pay $11 million in fines and
restitution for hazardous waste violations in the crash that killed
110 people in 1996.
UN chief denounces attacks in Nigeria
Press TV - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned
deadly attacks in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, in which many
civilians were killed.
Afghan forces kill 16 Taliban militants
Press TV - Afghan National Security Forces have killed sixteen Taliban
militants in separate cleanup operations across the country over the
past 24 hours.
US urged to follow int’l law on drones
Press TV - “As I have often and consistently said, the use of armed
drones like any other weapon should be subject to long-standing
international law, including international humanitarian law,” Ban said
in a speech at the National University of Science and Technology in
Islamabad. Ban was addressing the controversial issue of drones during
his visit to Pakistan, where the US drone operations are a major thorn
in relations with Washington.
Israel's Undisputed Role in Training Middle East Terrorists
Activist Post - With the recent controversy surrounding decisions by the
“secret Congress” and White House to openly arm, train, and assist the
death squads wreaking havoc across Syria (commonly known as the Syrian
“rebels” in more mainstream circles) truly informed observers have been
well aware of the American, NATO, and generally Western backing of the
terrorists ever since the beginning of the Syrian destabilization
campaign that went live in late 2011.
Israeli drone strikes northern Gaza
Press TV - An Israeli drone has carried out an airstrike on the northern
Gaza Strip, which has been blockaded since June 2007, but there have
been no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Israeli troops clash with Palestinians
Press TV - The clashes occurred on Tuesday as the Tel Aviv regime
released about two dozen Palestinian prisoners it held for over two
decades. Israel is holding more than 4,700 Palestinians in prisons, many
of them without charge or trial.
Brazil may reject US fighter jet deal over NSA spying scandal
RT - Brazilian officials have expressed reluctance to purchasing dozens
of military planes from the US after it was revealed that the NSA not
only closely monitored Brazilian energy and military affairs, but also
mined for commercial secrets.
Iceland top of the pile in global employment
IceNews - Iceland, which normally performs well in socioeconomic tables,
has the world’s lowest rate of unemployment, according to new figures
from prominent research firm Gallup.
Monsanto’s SmartStax maize ‘to be approved for growth in October’ in EU
RT - Controversial genetically modified super-maize from Monsanto is set
to be approved for cultivation across the European Union by late
October, officials tell RT.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Air Force to shut down 'Space Fence' surveillance system
Reuters - The U.S. Air Force will shut down its space
surveillance system that tracks satellites and other orbiting
objects by October 1 due to budget constraints caused by
automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequestration, it
announced Monday. Deactivating the system by October 1 would
save the Air Force Space Command $14 million annually starting
in fiscal year 2014.
US Air Force unit operating nuclear missiles fails safety and
RT - US Air Force officials have said a nuclear missile unit has
failed a safety and security inspection. Last Spring another
missile unit in North Dakota almost failed a safety test
resulting in 17 officers being suspended from operating
Glenn Beck Calling For A U.S. War in Syria and Another War in
Ben Swann - Today, on Glenn Beck’s national radio show, Beck and
Blaze TV commentator Buck Sexton talked about this growing
problem of Al Qaeda in Syria and the growth of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
The position that Beck and Sexton took… that Al Qaeda must be
Snowden Tells NYT That Media Sold Out After 9/11
Activist Post - In an interview with Snowden, put together by
filmmaker Laura Poitras who worked with Glenn Greenwald on the
original disclosure, the New York Times got an earful indictment
of their complicity to government policies.
Real or Hoax? 1960′s Subliminal National Anthem Video Says ‘Obey
Paul Joseph Watson - A creepy 1960′s national anthem video
features subliminal messages encouraging the viewer to “obey,”
“consume” and “trust the US government.” It sounds like
something straight out of They Live, but is the clip genuine or
a hoax? The video contains all of the following messages. While
it’s difficult to read them all at normal speed, slowed down
analysis reveals the following;...
Florida to test drone designed for military and law enforcement
for use in mosquito population control
Activist Post - In one of the more unusual uses of a drone in
recent history, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is
considering using a drone originally designed for military and
law enforcement to help combat the state’s mosquito problem.
VIDEO: Ron Paul TV behind-the-scenes
CNN - A look behind the scenes of Ron Paul's latest venture.
VIDEO: Ron Paul: Safe To Say I'm Not A Christie Fan, He's A Big
Liberty Crier - Former Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), talks about his
new online television channel and the feud between his son Sen.
Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie with Fox Business' Neil Cavuto.
Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed
Down America Has Become
Activist Post - In Kentucky, an
eighth grade exam from 1912 was recently donated to the
Bullitt County History Museum. When I read this exam over, I was
shocked at how difficult it was.
U.S. Pays $1.5 Mil to Help Brazilian Women Quit Smoking
Judicial Watch - Brazilian-born researcher who runs minority
health programs at a public university in Alabama has convinced
the U.S. government to give her $1.5 million to help women quit
smoking in her native country.
U.S. Holds “Labor Rights Week” to Protect Mexican Workers
Judicial Watch - The United States has signed an agreement with
Mexico’s government vowing to prevent workplace discrimination
against illegal immigrants while educating them about their
civil rights and minimum wage laws.
Obamacare Limit on Consumer Costs To Be Delayed a Year
News Max - The implementation of Obamacare is suffering another
setback, after it was discovered that a rule establishing a
maximum limit in the out-of-pocket expenses people may have to
spend on their own health care will be delayed until 2015.
OFA Gets Zero Attendance for Climate Change Rally
freebeacon.com - Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown
waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by
Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born
out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its
Distorted data? Feds close 600 weather stations amid criticism
they're situated to report warming
Fox News - Data from hundreds of weather stations located around
the U.S. appear to show the planet is getting warmer, but some
critics say it's the government's books that are getting cooked
-- thanks to temperature readings from sweltering parking lots,
airports and other locations that distort the true state of the
Collapsing Earth: Why Are Giant Sinkholes Swallowing Cars, Homes
And People All Around The World?
Activist Post - It seems like there is a story about another
giant sinkhole in the news almost every single day now, and
scientists seem to be at a loss for an explanation. Could human
activity be responsible?
Brazilian Study Finds that Coconut Oil can Help You Lose Belly
Natural Society - A peer-reviewed study from Brazil shows how
eating just two tablespoons of coconut oil a day can help
promote weight loss and boost overall health.
Study: Millions Treated for Hypothyroidism At Risk for Lung
Green Med Info - A new study has uncovered a link between the
synthetic thyroid hormone (trade name Synthroid) used to treat
millions diagnosed with hypothyroidism and lung cancer, bringing
to the forefront the harmful role that overdiagnosis and
overtreatment plays in nutritional deficiency and chemical
exposure related 'diseases."
Kellogg, Pepsi, Kraft & Coke Drop GMOs in Europe, but Keep
Feeding it to USA
Natural Society - Alluding to consumer fears, many large
US-based corporations, including Kellogg, Pepsi, Kraft, Coke and
Heinz will now drop GMO foods from their European products while
leaving GMO-sourced food in our US supply.
Coke To Defend Safety of Aspartame in New Chicago Ad
NBCChicago.com - The print ad is set to run in USA Today in the
Atlanta area, followed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution on
Thursday and the Chicago Tribune next week. It says that diet
drinks can help people manage their weight and stresses the
scientific evidence showing the safety of aspartame, which is
more commonly known under the NutraSweet brand name.
* Related Article:
Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most
Dying teen denied heart transplant due to ‘non-compliance’
wsbtv.com - Doctors told his family that Anthony has less than
six months to live, but he couldn't be put on the transplant
list because of a history of non-compliance. "They said they
don't have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that
he would go to his follow-ups," said Melencia Hamilton,
20 Easy Steps To A Healthier You!
Prevent Disease - Lets be honest, staying (or getting) healthy
isn’t as easy as it seems. I know I talk a lot about simple
tricks and tools you can take to be healthy.
NASA creates map of potential killer asteroids
Science Recorder - NASA released a map Monday of every asteroid
known to stand a chance of hitting Earth—Potentially Hazardous
Asteroids (PHA’s) being the technical term. The map, a computer
visualization that displays each asteroid’s potential trajectory
as a color-coated field encircling a globe that stands for
Earth, includes 1,397 asteroids in all.
Google: Gmail users ‘have no legitimate expectation of privacy’
RT - As tensions worsen among privacy-focused email users amid
the escalating scandal surrounding government surveillance, a
brief filed by attorneys for Google has surfaced showing that
Gmail users should never expect their communications to be kept
Prepper tips to help YOU survive and thrive!
thesurvivalistblog.net - Following is a mixture of philosophical
comment and several practical tips that I hope will help you to
fill in some of the blanks in your prepping.
VIDEO: Senator Rand Paul Interview – The Daily Show
With Jon Stewart (Full Interview)
Liberty Crier - Rand Paul appears on the Daily Show
and discusses Obamacare.
August 13, 2013 - Today in History:
1792 - French revolutionaries took the entire French royal family
and imprisoned them.
1784 - The United States Legislature met for the final time in
1846 - The American Flag was raised for the first time in Los
1876 - The Reciprocity Treaty between the U.S. and Hawaii was
1889 - A patent for a coin-operated telephone was issued to William
1907 - The first taxicab started on the streets of New York City.
1912 - The first experimental radio license was issued to St.
Joseph's College in Philadelphia, PA.
1931 - The first community hospital in the U.S. was dedicated in Elk
1932 - Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-chancellor of
Germany. He said he was going to hold out "for all or nothing."
1960 - "Echo I," a balloon satellite, allowed the first two-way
telephone conversation by satellite to take place.
1961 - Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight
of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.
1990 - Iraq transferred $3-4 billion in bullion, currency, and other
goods seized from Kuwait to Baghdad.
1994 - It was reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the risk
of heart disease, but also helps prevent colon cancer.
Saudi prince defects: 'Brutality, oppression as govt scared of Arab
RT - Saudi Arabia, a major supporter of opposition forces in Syria, has
increased crackdown on its own dissenters, with 30,000 activists
reportedly in jail. In an exclusive interview to RT a Saudi prince
defector explained what the monarchy fears most.
400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the
Benghazi attack, claims whistleblower
Daily Mail - A former U.S. Attorney who represents whistle-blowers with
knowledge of what happened when armed militants attacked the U.S.
Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year says 400 surface-to-air missiles
were 'taken from Libya' during the attack, and that the U.S.
intelligence community is terrified they might be used to shoot down
U.S. Navy is soliciting 12 more drones for possible Yemen strikes
benswann.com - According to
FedBizOpps.gov, the U.S. Navy is soliciting “12 Light Observation
Aircraft to Yemen for use by the Yemeni Air Force (YAF) equipped with EO/IR
Germany, US to negotiate Washington-proposed ‘no spy’ pact
RT - Germany and the US will begin negotiations this month on an
agreement not to spy on each other, a German official said on Monday.
The meeting comes in the wake of revelations by whistleblower Edward
Snowden surrounding NSA surveillance programs.
‘Greece to need more bailout loans'
Press TV - A report has revealed a document showing Germany's central
bank predicts that the recession-hit Greece will need more rescue loans
from its international creditors by the start of the next year.
Crypto-currency for NSA leaker: Snowden fund accepts Bitcoin
RT - US fugitive Edward Snowden’s defense fund, launched recently by
WikiLeaks to raise money for the legal protection of the NSA leaker, has
announced it now accepts donations in virtual currency Bitcoin.
AUDIO: Nuclear watchdog describes Fukushima contaminated water leaks as
a ‘state of emergency’
abc.net - As the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
struggles to plug leaks of radioactive water, workers at the plant have
told the ABC that contaminated water has most likely been seeping into
the sea since the disaster two-and-a-half years ago.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Amash: NSA Docs Were Withheld From Congress By Higher Ups
Steve Watson - Rep. Justin Amash, the Congressman who attempted
to defund the NSA recently in the wake of the domestic spying
revelations has indicated that he believes the House
Intelligence Committee withheld information it had about the
programs from selected representatives.
Former NSA boss: Government will continue surveillance, so get
used to it
Kurt Nimmo - Former NSA and CIA boss Michael Hayden went on Face
the Nation Sunday and told America the NSA’s Fourth Amendment
busting surveillance program is “lawful, effective, and
appropriate.” He made it clear Obama did not say during a Friday
news conference he would implement “operational changes” to the
IRS Official Who Oversaw Targeting Has Been Promoted
Ben Swann - Cindy Thomas, the single IRS official who would have
received thousands of red flag warnings that IRS targeting was
taking place and yet did nothing to stop it, has been…promoted.
Agencies buying hotel rooms for surge of Mexican illegal
immigrants, others released
Fox News - Documents obtained by Fox News show that recently on
a single day, dozens of illegal immigrants were being
transferred to an area hotel where rooms cost $99 a night.
Others were released to addresses in Texas, Florida and even
Eric Holder Proposes Drug Sentencing Reforms
Huffington Post - With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in
its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder called for major
changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would scale
back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
New Company Allows Organizations To Hire Fake Protesters
benswann.com - So, no one supports your cause? No problem. You
can hire supporters- even protesters. A company started last
October by 22-year-old Adam Swart provides just this service.
SWAT Team Raid Sustainable Organic Co-Op For Drugs, Find None,
Force Them To Mow Their Lawn
informationliberation.com - A group of over a dozen police and a
heavily armed SWAT team held those present on site at gunpoint
and handcuffed them while they searched their property. No
marijuana was found, but the cops forced them to bring their
property "up to code," by among other things, forcing them to
"mow their grass" and uproot their blackberries while they stood
America's Biggest Companies Continue To Move Factories Offshore
And Eliminate Thousands of American Jobs
manufacturingnews.com - Hundreds of major American corporations
are shipping thousands of jobs overseas, according to an
analysis of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) filings made to
the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training
Administration on behalf of the displaced workers.
Stimulus-Backed Green Energy Company ECOtality May Declare
Washington Free Beacon - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has
suspended stimulus payments to a major green energy company
after the company said it is having trouble finding financing
and may have to declare bankruptcy.
Why Are So Many People Choosing To Leave The United States
Economic Collapse - Some are doing it for tax reasons, some are
doing it because they believe the future is brighter elsewhere,
and others are doing it because they are very distressed about
the direction that America is heading and they don't see any
hope for a turnaround any time soon.
Disabled Vet Says Mocking Cop Kicked Him Off a New Jersey
Boardwalk Because of His Service Dog
The Blaze - Jared Goering, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army
for nearly two decades, says he was mocked and asked to get off
a New Jersey boardwalk by a police officer — all because he had
a service dog.
Your mortgage documents are fake!
salon.com - A newly unsealed lawsuit, which banks settled in
2012 for $95 million, actually offers a different reason,
providing a key answer to one of the persistent riddles of the
financial crisis and its aftermath. The lawsuit states that
banks resorted to fake documents because they could not legally
establish true ownership of the loans when trying to foreclose.
This reality, which banks did not contest but instead settled
out of court, means that tens of millions of mortgages in
America still lack a legitimate chain of ownership, with
implications far into the future.
Indiana Offers Free School Supplies to Children who Consent to
Natural Society - In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the County Department
of Health is ‘helping’ kids get back to school by offering free
school supplies to those who consent to vaccinations.
How to boost your nutrition intake and your health with
(NaturalNews) Depending on what you put in your smoothies, they
can boost your daily nutrition and vitamin count considerably.
Some smoothies contain foods loaded with health benefits, such
as kale, flax and ingredients with omega-3 fatty acids that are
highly recommended for good health.
5 of the Worst Condiments You Can Add to Your Food
Dr. Mercola - They're consumed in such small quantities they're
usually brushed off as harmless. But scientific evidence
suggests it's time to stop giving these dangerous blends of
chemicals a free pass. Here're the 5 worst to watch out for -
are you eating them?
The DNA Nanobots Have Arrived
Activist Post - [...] In fact, the reverse engineering of the
human brain has already been announced to be well under way via
new microchips and accompanying software. And, while full
nanobot rewiring of the brain is not expected before 2020,
Phys.org is reporting that our DNA has been successfully
targeted by nanobots "for drug therapy or destruction."
August 12, 2013 - Today in History:
1851 - Isaac Singer was issued a patent on the double-headed sewing
1865 - Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by
1867 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him
when he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M.
1877 - Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first
1898 - Hawaii was annexed by the U.S. Hawaii was later given
territorial status and was given Statehood in 1959.
1898 - The Spanish-American War was ended with the signing of the
peace protocol. The U.S. acquired Guam, Puerto Rico and the
Philippines. Hawaii was also annexed.
1953 - The Soviet Union secretly tested its first hydrogen bomb.
1960 - The balloon satellite Echo One was launched by the U.S. from
Cape Canaveral, FL. It was the first communications satellite.
1962 - The Soviet Union launched Pavel Popovich into orbit. Popovich
and Andrian Nikolayev, who was launch a day before, both landed on
1969 - The Boston Celtics were sold for $6 million. At the time it
was the highest price paid for a pro basketball team.
1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight
1981 - IBM unveiled its first PC.
1985 - A Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain killing
1986 - It was announced by NASA that they had selected a new rocket
design for the space shuttle. The move was made in an effort at
correcting the flaws that were believed to have been responsible for
the Challenger disaster.
1992 - The U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced that the North
American Free Trade Agreement had been created after 14 months of
1993 - U.S. President Clinton lifted the ban on rehiring air traffic
controllers that had been fired for going on strike in 1981.
1998 - Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion as restitution to
World War II Holocaust victims.
Syria rebels pass 'Kurd hostages to jihadists'
France 24 - Syrian rebel fighters kidnapped 13 Kurds in the northern
province of Aleppo on Sunday, turning them over to jihadist fighters
already holding 250 abducted Kurds, an NGO said.
‘West meddling drives Egypt to civil war’
Press TV - An Iranian lawmaker says foreign powers are pushing Egypt
toward the brink of a civil war by meddling in the ongoing crisis
gripping the North African country.
Unidentified gunmen kidnap female lawmaker in Afghanistan
Press TV - Local Afghan officials say Friba Ahmadi Kakar was abducted
late on Saturday evening along with her four children in Ghazni Province
while traveling from the southern city of Kandahar to Kabul.... The
incident comes as the security situation continues to deteriorate in the
U.S. embassies in Muslim world reopen amid still-murky threats
McClatchy - Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates reopened
Sunday after being shut down for a week across the Islamic world because
of a terrorist threat.
Russia among countries atop NSA surveillance priority list
RT - Russia, alongside the EU, China and Iran, are on top of the NSA’s
spying priority list, according to a document leaked by fugitive Edward
Snowden and published by Der Spiegel weekly.
Snowden’s Father, Defiant, Will Head to Russia
National Review - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s
father has plans to visit his son in Russia. Lon Snowden and
Snowden-family attorney Bruce Fein did not disclose when they would
depart, but said they had secured the necessary visas to make the trip.
Italians protest US radar system
RINF - Thousands of people in Italy's Sicily have staged a protest
against the US military plans to build a satellite communication system
on the Italian island. The protesters marched on Saturday through the
southern city of Niscemi opposing the construction of US military
facility, which will include some large radar and tens of radio
antennas. The city already hosts 46 US military satellites.
A Quadrillion Yen And Counting – The Japanese Debt Bomb Could Set Off
Global Panic At Any Moment
Economic Collapse - How much is 1,000,000,000,000,000 yen worth? Well, a
quadrillion yen is worth approximately 10.5 trillion dollars. It is an
amount of money that is larger than the "the economies of Germany,
France and the U.K. combined". It is such an astounding amount of debt
that it is hard to even get your mind around it.
Forget REAL ID -- The Global Smart-ID is coming!
Activist Post - The grand plan for Global ID is to give each person on
the planet a way to identify themselves online. One ID number for each
person, to signify all that they are. This is the full personal profile
containing anything relevant for identification purposes. It means all
our private details being managed by a corporation, in the cloud.
Philippines Protesters Trample, Uproot GM Golden Rice Trial
Activist Post - A group called Sikwal-Gmo destroyed the crop trial
saying that GM technology was not the answer to Philippines'
malnutrition issues. The farmers that stormed the trial in Camarines Sur
only needed 15 minutes to do the job. Thirty policemen could not stop
the crowd of farmers. Furthermore, they sensed the international
agrochemical and American corporate push for Golden rice, but saw the
trial as a danger to humans and environmental diversity.
Radioactive water overruns Fukushima barrier - TEPCO
RT - Contaminated groundwater accumulating under the crippled Fukushima
nuclear power plant has risen 60cm above the protective barrier, and is
now freely leaking into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator TEPCO
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Israel Court Rules To Stop Water Fluoridation in 2014, Citing Health
Prevent Disease - It seems that almost the entire world is now realizing
the health consequences of poisoning the water supply with fluoride.
Most developed nations, including all of Japan and 97% of western
Europe, do not fluoridate their water. Israel will now be added to that
list in 2014.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home
Telegraph - Bo, the president's Portuguese Water Dog, arrived
separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which
takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane. It was the
first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US
Deaths of wandering autistic kids prompt action
AP - The 3-year-old girl wandered away from her grandmother's
home in Wareham, Mass., in mid-April. A frantic search began
almost immediately, and within an hour little Alyvia Navarro was
found unresponsive in a nearby pond. She was pronounced dead the
Possible Nerve Agent Shuts Down JFK Airport Post Office; Turns
Out To Be Beauty Supplies
Activist Post - As a plethora of scandals continue to erupt in
U.S. government, many are suspecting that an increase in terror
drills (including one for chemical agents in the NY subway) and
fake terror threats could be the harbinger of a real event --
false flag or otherwise.
US Domestic Drone Use Sidesteps Warrants for Thermal Imaging
News Max - Drones are equipped with powerful video cameras and
infrared (thermal imaging) devices capable of seeing through
roofs, but they can also be fitted with radar speed-cameras and
other miniaturized equipment capable of performing chemical
analyses, environmental sampling, industrial emission
monitoring, radiation detection, and much more.
NSA head says agency working to reduce leaks by replacing people
Fox News - National Security Agency director General Keith
Alexander defended the controversial programs disclosed by
former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and said Thursday his
agency was taking steps to prevent future leaks by working to
reducing the number of system administrators—the same position
Snowden held—by 90 percent.
IRS Won’t Explain Why Agents Need AR-15′s For ‘Standoff
Inquisitr - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been buying
up a vast collection of AR-15 assault rifles for agents and
training them in the proper use of those weapons. In May 2013
U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) questioned why the federal
agency needs to arm its agents with assault rifles.
US 'deeply concerned' over freeing of Mexico drug lord Rafael
The Guardian - The White House has waded into a row over the
release of a notorious Mexican drug lord who was convicted of
murdering a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent... A
Mexican federal court ordered his release on administrative
grounds, saying he had been improperly tried in a federal court
for state crimes.
Border Crossing Loophole: People are being told to use "key
words" to cross border
Fox News - Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about
200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote:
"credible fear" of the drug cartels. So many were doing this
that they had to close down the processing center and move the
overflow by vans to another station.
Judge Napolitano: If The Fourth Amendment Was Written For
Anything, It Was To Prevent NSA Surveillance
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano: This president has
orchestrated an end run around the constitution of gargantuan
proportions. He approved it, he authorized it, he knows it’s
extend. He did it in secret and now he is denying that it
One In 25 Americans Was Arrested In 2011
Huffington Post - According to the FBI, in 2011 there were
3991.1 arrests for every 100,000 people living in America. That
means over the course of a single year, one in 25 Americans was
Sensors Report Gunfire Directly to Police in 70 U.S. Cities, No
911 Call Needed
stratrisks.com - ShotSpotter, the dominant gunfire detection
technology on the market, gathers data from a network of
acoustic sensors placed at 30-foot elevation under a mile
apart.... If shots are fired anywhere in the coverage area, the
software triangulates their location to within about 10 feet and
reports the activity to the police dispatcher.
Critics question IRS initiative targeting small businesses
Fox News - Small business owners across the country are
receiving letters from the IRS questioning if they are reporting
all of their cash income, in a new push by the agency some are
saying could unnecessarily create fear in the small business
Things About Prosecuting Wall Street You Wanted to Know (But
Were Too Depressed to Ask)
Huffington Post - President Obama's Justice Department, under
the direction of Attorney General Eric Holder, hasn't indicted a
single bank executive for the massive Wall Street crime wave
that devastated the economy. The regulatory reform which
followed the 2008 crisis wasn't nearly enough, and yet
Republicans are trying to weaken even that.
During The Best Period Of Economic Growth In U.S. History There
Was No Income Tax And No Federal Reserve
Economic Collapse - Between the Civil War and 1913, the U.S.
economy experienced absolutely explosive growth. The free market
system thrived and the rest of the world looked at us with envy.
The federal government was very limited in size, there was no
income tax for most of that time and there was no central bank.
To many Americans, it would be absolutely unthinkable to have
such a society today, but it actually worked very, very well.
Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to
The Telegraph - When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering
him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking. Dmitry
Argarkov's version of the contract contained a 0pc interest
rate, no fees and no credit limit.
Are These The Last Days Of The U.S. Marine Corps?
Economic Collapse - The Marine Corps was already in the process
of drawing down from a peak of 202,100 Marines to 182,100, and
now Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is warning that the sequester
cuts may force the Army to be cut down to a size of 380,000 and
the Marine Corps to be cut down to a size of 150,000.
Unfortunately for the Marines, even larger cuts may eventually
Scientist, FDA: Don't worry about radioactive fish
adn.com - Alaska fishermen and fish consumers shouldn't be
concerned about the new disclosures of radioactive water leaking
into the Pacific Ocean near the site of the hobbled Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, according to an ocean chemist
and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Radiation Tainted Tap Water May Have Long-lasting Cumulative
Thousands Flee as 18,000-acre California Wildfire Spreads
NBC News - Some 2,000 residents fled parts of Cabazon and the
surrounding area south of Banning on Wednesday and Thursday as
the blaze, dubbed the “Silver Fire,” spread east through the San
Jacinto mountains, a desert range 90 miles east of Los Angeles.
By Friday evening, it had burned 18,000 acres and destroyed 26
homes and one commercial structure, according to the state
agency Cal Fire. It was 40 percent contained, Cal Fire said.
35% of Food Additives Deemed Harmless were Evaluated by
Manufacturer or Contractor Hired by Manufacturer
AllGov - A
new study has raised questions about the experts who help to
validate so-called “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS)
13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism
Prevent Disease - Every cell in your body plays a role in energy
metabolism -- the process of turning the food you eat into
energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles
moving. The faster your basal metabolic rate, the more calories
The disease causing dangers of high iron levels
(NaturalHealth365) When too much iron is present, increased
oxidative stress is always present as well. Increased oxidative
stress is always the stage on which disease is based. However,
unless you have a documented iron-deficiency anemia, which is
very easy to diagnose on routine laboratory testing, you should
never supplement iron.
Why Medicine Won’t Allow Cancer to Be Cured and My Top 12 Cancer
Dr. Mercola - Imagine a commercial plane crashed and there were
some fatalities involved. You can be sure that would make the
headline of every major newspaper. Well, we have the equivalent
of 8-10 planes crashing EVERY DAY with everyone on board dying
An Argument for Consuming Apricot Seeds: A Hidden Inexpensive
Natural Society - Apricot seeds are vilified for containing a
toxic substance: cyanide. But this seed is actually a
lesser-known solution to cancer - don't be fooled.
Two Email Companies Close Shop rather than Reveal User Details
AllGov - Two U.S.-based email providers committed corporate
suicide Thursday rather than comply with the government’s
ongoing domestic spying programs. Although many in the business
community have hesitated to criticize the government snooping on
constitutional grounds, this development has led some to caution
that it could have an adverse impact on the technology sector of
Proof that the Government Spies On ALL AMERICANS
Washington's Blog - The Guardian, New York Times, the ACLU and
others have shredded the claim that the U.S. government doesn’t
spy on Americans. But since Obama, top NSA brass, and a handful
of congress members are still pretending that they don’t spy on
us, let’s review the facts.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Raw Milk Farmer on Trial for Keeping Eggs at Customer Preferred
Natural Blaze - The state of Minnesota is going after a small,
peaceful dairy farmer…again. Alvin Schlangen is wanted for
selling raw milk and other real foods to members of a private,
buying club, without retail food sales permits.
Allergic Dermatitis: The NEW #1 Reason Dogs Visit Vets, and How
to Treat It at Home
Dr. Becker - In 2012, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
policyholders spent over $58 million treating the 10 most common
health conditions in pets. The number one reason dogs visited
the vet was for allergic dermatitis (allergies). The average
cost of a vet visit for an allergic dog was $96.
August 9, 2013 - Today in History:
1790 - The Columbia returned to Boston Harbor after a three-year
voyage. It was the first ship to carry the American flag around the
1831 - The first steam locomotive began its first trip between
Schenectady and Albany, NY.
1842 - The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty,
which solved a border dispute.
1942 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested Britain. He was not released
1944 - The Forest Service and Wartime Advertising Council created
"Smokey the Bear."
1945 - The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came
3 days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were
killed. Japan surrendered August 14. 1945 - The first network
television broadcast occurred in Washington, DC. The program
announced the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.
1956 - The first statewide, state-supported educational television
network went on the air in Alabama.
1965 - Singapore proclaimed its independence from the Malaysian
1973 - The U.S. Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair
filed suit against President Richard Nixon.
1974 - U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R.
Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S.
1975 - The New Orleans Superdome officially opened with the Saints
vs. Houston Oilers in exhibition football. The new Superdome cost
$163 million to build.
1985 - Arthur J. Walker, a retired Navy officer, was found guilty of
seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union.
1996 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as president of Russia for the
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired Prime Minister Sergei
Stepashin and his entire cabinet for the fourth time in 17 months.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced he would support
federal funding for limited medical research on embryonic stem
2004 - Trump Hotel and Casion Resorts announced plans to file for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
12 Al-Qaeda suspects killed in 3 US drone strikes in Yemen
RT - Three additional suspected Al-Qaeda militants have been killed by
US drone strikes in Yemen, raising Thursday’s death toll to 12. It was
the eighth such attack in the country in less than two weeks, as US
officials instituted a global terror alert.
'3 US soldiers killed in W Afghanistan'
Press TV - The Taliban say three US soldiers have been killed and two
others wounded in a blast in Afghanistan's western province of Farah.
Tunisian government sees Egypt turmoil as cautionary tale: Nii Akuetteh
Press TV - Press TV has conducted an interview with Nii Akuetteh, an
African policy analyst in Washington.. Akuetteh: I think after the
Egyptian situation, there were some interesting remarks from the
Tunisian government. And what I mean by that is that it seems to me that
the government and other political activists are watching what is going
on in Egypt ...
'Russia snubs Saudi offer for Syria shift'
Press TV - Russia has reportedly rebuffed an offer by Saudi Arabia to
abandon its support for the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad
in exchange for a package of incentives.
Germany warns of its militants in Syria
Press TV - Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has warned about the
increasing number of Germans who are fighting alongside militants in
Dow and Pentagon in denial after barrels discovered in Okinawa reported
to contain trace Agent Orange chemicals
covvha.net - Recently, 22 barrels containing traces of lethal herbicides
were discovered on former U.S. military land in the Japanese city of
Okinawa. According to two leading Agent Orange specialists, the barrels
could pose the same level of risks as dioxin hot spots in Vietnam where
the American military stored toxic defoliants during the 1960s and
‘We Won't Pay’: Greek activists reconnect power to poverty-stricken
RT - With a Eurozone record of 27 percent of Greeks unemployed, people
are taking a pro-active approach to the crisis. Activists from the ‘We
Won't Pay’ movement, which boasts 10,000 members, are illegally
reconnecting power to hundreds of homes.
Brazil to broach US spying with Kerry
Press TV - Brasilia says it will raise the issue of American spying on
Brazilian companies and individuals next week when US Secretary of State
John Kerry will visit the South American country.
‘Germany sent metadata to NSA’
Press TV - The new information was recently published by German weekly
magazine Der Spiegel and was based on secret documents recently leaked
by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. According to the documents, at
least 500 million pieces of phone and email communications metadata were
sent by Germany’s Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) to the NSA’s giant
databases in December last year.
Encrypted email service used by Snowden mysteriously shuts down
RT - The highly encrypted email service reportedly used by NSA leaker
Edward Snowden has gone offline - and its administrator claims the
company is legally barred from explaining why.
The Rise Of The Bear: 18 Signs That Russia Is Rapidly Catching Up To The
Economic Collapse - The Russian Bear is stronger and more powerful than
it has ever been before. Sadly, most Americans don't understand this.
They still think of Russia as an "ex-superpower" that was rendered
almost irrelevant when the Cold War ended.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
IRS agent: Tax agency is still targeting Tea Party groups
Washington Examiner - In a remarkable admission that is likely
to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released
Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp
reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt
applications from conservative groups told a committee
investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party
groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted..
FBI to Conduct “Homeland Security” Drills in Austin, Texas
Multi-agency “homeland security” drills will be conducted in the
Austin, Texas area during the next few weeks. Agencies involved
in the joint operation includes the FBI, the Austin Police
Department, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, and even the
University of Texas Police Department.
Waco TX Police Search Apartment Complexes, For A ‘Crime
Prevention and Safety Inspection’- The Police State Grows
Intel Hub - Waco, Texas police plan to search apartments to
‘prevent crime’, and invade the very most personal space of
these citizens. They will look for whatever criminal activity,
perhaps some cannabis, and apparently look at doors, fire
alarms, and other ‘safety’ features, used as an excuse to barge
So you thought you might hide in the crowd... (give it time
This picture was taken with a camera 70,000 x 30,000 pixels
(2100 MegaPixels). It can identify a face in a multitude. The
cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in
strategic locations (this one is in Canada). Place the cursor in
the multitude of people and left double click a couple times. It
will continue to show the people much closer, when you double
left click again or click more if needed. Amazing! There were
thousands of persons and yet one can spot and recognize any
face. Imagine what this means ... both police and Army have it.
Politicians Given “Invisible” License Plates That Make Them
Immune To Traffic Laws
benswann.com - Colorado lawmakers do not have to follow traffic
laws, as they are exempt from speeding and parking tickets. The
legislators are issued special license plates that are
“invisible” to both traffic cams and traffic tickets. Their
specially-issued plates do not show up in the DMV database.
Late fees: Taxpayers foot the hefty bill for Obama’s talk-show
Washington Times - When it comes to late-night comedy shows,
President Obama is a prolific guest, but taxpayers might not be
laughing along with him.
Court officially declares Bitcoin a real currency
RT - A federal judge has for the first time ruled that Bitcoin
is a legitimate currency, opening up the possibility for the
digital crypto-cash to soon be regulated by governmental
How Homeschool Led 17 Yr. Old to Question Money System
ftmflix.com - Topics include benefits of homeschooling vs public
school and how homeschool led Elijah to think outside the box
and question the monetary system in America. Elijah’s Web
JPMorgan faces criminal and civil probes over mortgages
Reuters - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets,
said on Wednesday it is being investigated by criminal and civil
divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice over offerings of
Widow caught in foreclosure vortex after bank's mistake
The Oregonian - Two weeks ago, a jury in Hillsboro found that
JPMorgan Chase broke state law when it foreclosed on a
Washington County adult foster home. The jury believed Chase had
promised the homeowners a modification, told them to stop making
payments, then foreclosed on them anyway. Other homeowners
continue to face similar loan-servicing mistakes and delays,
advocates and experts say, despite the 18-month-old mortgage
U.S. mortgage applications rise, but so do rates says MBA
Reuters.com - Potential buyers crept back into the U.S. housing
market last week as applications for mortgages edged up, even
though rates resumed their ascent, data from an industry group
showed on Wednesday. Fixed 30-year mortgage rates rose again
last week to average 4.61 percent, up 3 basis points from the
week before. Rates have risen more than 1 percentage point since
early May, but still remain low by historical standards.
Austin Energy seeks $60 million to extend smart meter program
kvue.com - Austin Energy started phasing out analog electric
meters and upgrading its 420,000 customers to digital smart
meters. While the company owns the meters, it doesn't own the
software to read them. Austin Energy has a $35 million contract
with Landis and Gyr, which expires in 2017. On Thursday, utility
executives will ask the city council to extend the contract
until 2022, costing $60 million.... Austin Energy is also
working on a smart meter opt-out program, but it would cost
U.S. declares 'unusual mortality event' as dolphin deaths rise
Reuters - Federal scientists investigating an unusually high
number of dead bottlenose dolphins washing up on the East Coast
said on Thursday the carcasses are showing up at a rate that is
seven times higher than usual.
7 Home Remedies for Kidney Stones – Natural Foods & Herbs for
Natural Society - The following home remedies for kidney stones
can and have been used for not only kidney Stone removal, but
also for prevention as well as tonics for the kidney organs.
Health Benefits of Cloves: The Super Spice for Healing
Natural Society - The health benefits of cloves are so great
that the spice is harvested profusely in Zanzibar and is used in
folk-remedies around the world – including Chinese medicine.
Over 1000 tons of cloves are imported to the US ever year.
Merck hit with $285,000 verdict in Fosamax trial
Reuters - A federal jury on Tuesday ordered Merck & Co Inc to
pay $285,000 in a lawsuit over the risks of its osteoporosis
drug Fosamax, the second loss for the company after several
earlier trials.... More than 4,000 lawsuits are pending in
federal and state courts arising out of injuries allegedly
caused by the one-time blockbuster medication.
The Flu Propaganda Matrix Continues To Promote Fear And A New
Pandemic By Modifying H7N9 Bird Flu Strain
Prevent Disease - According to our beloved public health
specialists, the flu pandemic boogeyman is around the corner
again and this one, like clock work, is undergoing genetic
tweaking to prepare for what researchers are claiming is a virus
with 'pandemic potential'.
Exposed: Factory chicken slaughterhouses using super-strength
chemicals to cover up extreme salmonella contamination
(NaturalNews) ...The Washington Post (WP) reveals that many
chicken slaughterhouses are merely treating their filthy
chickens with an ever-expanding volume and variety of toxic
chemicals to mask the presence of more virulent salmonella
strains from federal regulators.
PayPal tests mobile payments using your face for verification |
Internet & Media
CNET News - A new trial in the U.K. lets people pay for items
using the PayPal app, a mobile phone, and a photo to prove their
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Eleven Reasons To Stop Using Roundup
Elisha McFarland - Glyphosate is the primary ingredient in
Monsanto’s Roundup. Glyphosate is an herbicide designed for home
and agricultural use; it is also the largest selling herbicide
worldwide. The health risks associated with exposure to
glyphosate are becoming more obvious and numerous as time goes
Monsanto's new GE crops already in the ground?
panna.org - Dicamba-resistant soy is still awaiting USDA
approval, as are 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy. And after
receiving hundreds of thousands of comments opposing the
approval of these crops, the agency recently extended its
decision-making timeline. Despite the outcry, however, Monsanto
has plowed full speed ahead, planting and spraying these crops
in large, field-sized “Ground-Breaker” demonstration plots in
North and South Dakota and in research plots in undisclosed
August 8, 2013 - Today in History:
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South
Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile.
1844 - After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen
to lead the Mormons.
1899 - The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall.
1911 - The numbers of U.S. House of
Representatives was established at 435. There was one member of
Congress for every 211,877 residents.
1940 - The German Luftwaffe began a series of daylight air raids on
1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President
1945 - During World War II, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan.
1953 - The U.S. and South Korea initiated a mutual security pact.
1956 - Japan launched an oil tanker that was 780 feet long and
weighed 84,730 tons. It was the largest oil tanker in the world.
1966 - Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an
artificial heart pump in a patient.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon announced that he would resign the
1978 - The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific
probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.
1988 - It was announced that a cease-fire between Iraq and Iran had
1989 - The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, FL.
The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.
1990 - American forces began positioning in Saudi Arabia.
1991 - John McCarthy, a British TV producer was released by his
Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than five
years. A rival group abducted Jerome Leyraud in retaliation and
threatened to kill him if any more hostages were released.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council approved North and South Korea for
1994 - The first road link between Israel and Jordan opened.
1994 - Representatives from China and Taiwan signed a cooperation
1995 - Saddam Hussein's two eldest daughters, their husbands, and
several senior army officers defected.
2000 - The submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from ocean bottom after
136 years. The sub had been lost during an attack on the U.S.S.
Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to
sink a warship.
Former Libyan militia boss denies US charges over Benghazi consulate
The Guardian - A former Libyan militia commander has denied charges
filed in a US federal court accusing him of involvement in an attack
that killed a US ambassador and three other Americans.
Al-Qaeda leader Zawahiri is said to have ordered terrorist attack; U.S.
citizens urged to leave Yemen
The Washington Post - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri ordered the head
of the terrorist group’s Yemen affiliate to carry out an attack,
according to intercepted communications that have led to the closure of
U.S. embassies and a global travel alert, said a person briefed on the
‘Fight on US-led troops will continue’
Press TV - The Taliban’s reclusive leader Mullah Omar says his group
will continue its battle against US-led foreign soldiers until they end
their occupation of war-torn Afghanistan.
Syrian army kills over 60 militants
Press TV - The Syrian army forces have reportedly killed more than 60
Takfiri militants as they were trying to infiltrate a suburb of the
capital, Damascus, reports say.
China Food Conference Warns Against GMOs, New Zealand Takes Note Dangers
Natural Society - New Zealand officials took heed to warnings presented
at a meeting about the dangers of genetically modified crops.
Fukushima leaking radioactive water for ‘2 years, 300 tons flowing into
RT - The rate at which contaminated water has been pouring into the
Pacific Ocean from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant is worse than
thought before, an Industry Ministry official said as PM Shinzo Abe
pledged to step up efforts to halt the crisis.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Benghazi Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett, Commander in Chief
conservativereport.org - Confidential sources close to
Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the
key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the
Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012.
Homeland Security Taps Generals to Run Domestic Drone Program:
The Rise of Predators at Home
StratRisks - The continuing rise of Predator drones at home has
been fueled by the bizarre merger of military influence in
domestic affairs and the key role of border hawks in the
politics of immigration reform.
Air Guard unit authorized to fly MQ-9 Reaper drones in Syracuse
cnycentral.com - Col. Greg Semmel of the Air National Guard's
174th Attack Wing spoke to the media Monday morning at Hancock
Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, to announce the
Federal Aviation Administration has authorized the use of 20
nautical miles more of air space for training missions,
including, for the first time, parts of Onondaga and Madison
Counties, and more of Oswego Counties.
IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence
Reuters - Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs
them to alter the investigative trail were published in a manual
used by agents of the Internal Revenue Service for two years.
Fake Terror Alert Extended
Activist Post - It's to silence lawless NSA spying critics. On
Sunday TV talk shows, Republicans and Democrats agreed. Terror
threats justify NSA surveillance, they claim. According to
Senator Saxby Chambliss (R. GA), there's "an awful lot of
chatter out there." NSA monitors it electronically. "If we
didn't have these programs then we simply wouldn't be able to
listen in on the bad guys."
Unhappy With U.S. Foreign Policy? Pentagon Says You Might Be A
Huffington Post - A security training test created by a Defense
Department agency warns federal workers that they should
consider the hypothetical Indian-American woman a "high threat"
because she frequently visits family abroad, has money troubles
and "speaks openly of unhappiness with U.S. foreign policy."
Obama Refuses to Talk to America About Terror Threat
White House Dossier - President Obama continues to say nothing
to a jittery nation about what some who have been briefed on the
danger are describing as the worst terrorist threat since 9/11,
declining to either offer reassurance or an explanation of the
peril the nation faces.
6th Circuit Court Judge rules legislative prayers are
On July 19, 2013, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow
to Jesus-hating atheists, affirming that prayers given before
legislative bodies are constitutional.
Colorado apartment tenants told they must get rid of their guns
9news.com - Retired Marine Art Dorsch says his Second Amendment
rights are in danger. His apartment complex, the Oakwood
Apartments in Castle Rock, sent out a notice telling all
residents to get rid of their guns. The 77-year-old retired US
Marine Corps veteran sent a newstip to 9Wants to Know saying
he's afraid he'll be homeless if he doesn't comply.
TSA Invades Train Terminals, Sporting Events, Music Festivals
Kurt Nimmo - It is said the Transportation Security
Administration was originally established as a response to the
September 11, 2001, attacks. If this is the case, then the
Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency now
exercising authority over the agency, must think al-Qaeda will
soon target rodeos. * Related Video:
You Don't Want To Be Search Don't Ride Trains Or Attend Events
Rand Paul Slams NPR Host
Steve Watson - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul blasted an NPR radio
host Tuesday following a blatant attempt to dredge up
controversial writings that a former employee of Paul’s
published years ago.
VIDEO: The Revolution is About to Begin
ronpaulchannel.com - When the Ron Paul Channel launches, we’ll
take mainstream media by storm. No advertisers, no corporate
agenda — just the truth delivered exclusively to subscribers
like you. Watch Ron Paul’s message from the set of the Ron Paul
Channel, then sign up to be the first to know when it launches.
Knocking off the citizens, one at a time: "Murder by Cop"
Activist Post - In some jurisdictions, police solve crimes and
try to protect the public. In Santa Ana, California, the fastest
growing hobby for the police is shooting unarmed civilians. On
8/5, residents packed the city hall to demand that police stop
shooting people. The Santa Ana Police Department has shot at
least five unarmed people since the start of the year.
Chicago Faces Looming Pension Crisis
moneynews.com - With one of the most poorly funded pension
systems in the country, Chicago faces a looming pension crisis.
Its pension fund for its teachers is approaching collapse, and
four other funds are short $19.5 billion, The New York Times
reported. The state of Illinois will require Chicago to
contribute an additional $1 billion a year starting next year to
make up shortfalls.
20 Cities That May Face Bankruptcy After Detroit
News Max - According to an analysis by the Manhattan Institute,
several Chicago pension funds are in worse financial shape than
the worker pensions in Detroit. One is only 25 percent funded,
and where the other 75 percent of the money will come from is
anyone's guess. And there are about a dozen major California
cities having systemic problems paying their bills.
Most 2013 job growth is in part-time work, survey suggests
McClatchy - The July government employment report released
Friday showed the job market treading water. And a closer look
at one of the two measures the Labor Department uses to gauge
employment suggests that part-time work accounted for almost all
the job growth that’s been reported over the past six months.
Afghan translator of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer
caught in bureaucratic limbo
Washington Free Beacon - Four years ago, an Afghan translator
known as “Hafez” charged into enemy fire to help Marine Corporal
Dakota Meyer rescue wounded American soldiers during one of the
most famous battles in the Afghanistan war.
Pentagon doctors claim military suicides not related to combat
RT - Deployments to war zones and combat exposure have no effect
on military suicides and fail to explain the increase in
self-inflicted deaths that occurred from 2001 to 2008, according
to a new medical study which contradicts previous research.
Military medical researchers on Tuesday published a paper that
claims mental disorders such as depression and alcohol abuse are
to blame for military suicides – not combat.
Austin Energy seeks $60 million to extend smart meter program
kvue.com - In 2001, Austin Energy started phasing out analog
electric meters and upgrading its 420,000 customers to digital
smart meters. While the company owns the meters, it doesn't own
the software to read them. Austin Energy has a $35 million
contract with Landis and Gyr, which expires in 2017.
The EPA Tried to Cover Up This Fracking Report
policymic.com - DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PowerPoint presentation
about fracking groundwater contamination that describes findings
about Dimock, Pennsylvania — a town featured prominently in the
films Gasland and Gasland 2.
2 Kiwi/Day Found to Provide Powerful Heart-Protecting Benefits
Natural Society - For the second time in recent years,
researchers have found that the small fuzzy kiwifruit could
protect people from heart disease. It is already common
knowledge that the fruits rival citrus for their vitamin C
content, but now we know they may be able to do far more – kiwi
fruit benefits really are astounding.
150+ Common Medications Could Make You Feel Tired and Run-Down
Natural Society - There are 150+ common medications causing
chronic fatigue syndrome. Here are some medications that may be
causing you to feel endlessly tired.
Obama task force revives SOPA provision outlawing online
Sharing a song on YouTube could soon become a felony: the United
State Department of Commerce is asking Congress to increase the
penalties for streaming copyrighted work, reviving a provision
from the failed Stop Online Piracy Act.
Google Chrome security flaw allows access to users’ passwords
RT - A software developer has discovered a critical security
flaw in the highly popular Google Chrome browser that could put
the privacy of potentially millions of users at risk.
We're Just a Few Months Away From A Flip In The Sun's Magnetic
Field And A Shift In Human Behavior
Prevent Disease - We are currently in the middle of a peak or
solar maximum which has brought us more solar flares, CMEs, and
geomagnetic storms. Historically, research has been conducted to
link the 11 year cycle of the sun to changes in human behavior
and society. A big event is about to happen on the sun which may
assist in this process--the sun's vast magnetic field is about
to flip in just a few months.
VIDEO: Jay Leno’s Obama Put-Downs
whitehousedossier.com - To mark Obama’s appearance
Wednesday on The Tonight How, Politico assembled a
collection of Jay Leno jokes told at Obama’s
expense. Some of these are funny.
August 7, 2013 - Today in History:
1789 - The U.S. War Department was established by the U.S. Congress.
1782 - George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart.
1914 - Germany invaded France.
1928 - The U.S. Treasure Department issued a new bill that was one
third smaller than the previous U.S. bills.
1934 - The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling
striking down the government's attempt to ban the controversial
James Joyce novel "Ulysses."
1942 - U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the
first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
1959 - The U.S. launched Explorer 6, which sent back a picture of
1960 - The Cuban Catholic Church condemned the rise of communism in
Cuba. Fidel Castro then banned all religious TV and radio
1964 - The U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which
gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North
Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.
1974 - French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung
between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center.
1976 - Scientists in Pasadena, CA, announced that the Viking 1
spacecraft had found strong indications of possible life on Mars.
1981 - After 128 years of publication, "The Washington Star" ceased
1987 - The presidents of five Central American nations, met in
Guatemala City, and signed an 11-point agreement designed to bring
peace to their region.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. troops and
warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard against a possible invasion by
2003 - In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would
run for the office of governor.
2003 - Stephen Geppi bought a 1963 G.I. Joe prototype for $200,000.
Report: Al-Qaida developed liquid that turns clothes into explosives
haaretz.com - An Al-Qaida affiliate has developed a new generation of
liquid explosive that U.S. officials fear could be used in a future
attack, ABC News reported Monday. Two senior U.S. government sources who
have been briefed on the terror threat that prompted the U.S. to close
embassies across the Mideast and North Africa this week, told the
network that clothes dipped in the liquid become explosive devices when
Yemen terror alert prompts US embassy closure, citizens warned to leave
RT - The US State Department has told citizens and non-essential staff
at its embassy in Yemen to leave the country "immediately" due to
security threats, while the US Air Force is moving personnel out of the
capital of Sanaa.
Pakistan puts major cities on high alert amid militant threats
Press TV - Pakistan's security forces have been put on high alert after
a warning by law enforcement agencies that pro-Taliban militants might
be planning the "biggest ever" attack in major cities.
Syria militants cut drinking water
Press TV - Militants fighting against the Syrian government have cut
drinking water supply for at least 12 months in a city in the country’s
northern governorate of Aleppo.
Germany to stay longer in Afghanistan
Press TV - Head of German army says Berlin will extend its military
presence in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Files Charges in Benghazi Attack
WSJ.com - The Justice Department has filed sealed criminal
charges against a number of suspects in the attack on the U.S.
consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya
and three other Americans, according to people familiar with the
US Special Forces on alert against Al-Qaeda attacks following
RT - Intercepted communiques between Al-Qaeda leadership and its
affiliated branch in Yemen have led to major terror alert at US
diplomatic sites. But some doubt that the lockdown of almost all
the posts is proportionate to the threat.
Judge agrees to reduce maximum sentence for Manning to 90 years
RT - Convicted WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning will now face a
maximum sentence of 90 years in prison after his judge agreed to
merge some of the 20 offenses he was found guilty of last week.
Feds Visited Michael Hastings’ House Day Before His Death
Paul Joseph Watson - Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings,
who was killed in a suspicious car crash after complaining that
he was being harassed by the FBI, had his home visited by agents
from an unnamed federal agency the day before his death, a close
friend of Hastings told Infowars.
FEMA Demanding 24 Hour Delivery of Emergency Food Reserves
Paul Joseph Watson - Feds preparing for calamity? The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is contacting storable food
suppliers requesting immediate delivery of food reserves within
a 24 hour period, increasing suspicions that the federal
government is accelerating its preparations for social disorder
or an environmental calamity.
Documents Reveal Holder’s Travel Expenses Exceeded $4 Million in
Steve Watson - Attorney General Charges taxpayers for luxury
trips, including 2009 US/Mexico gun running “meeting”.
Department of Justice documents made public this week reveal
that Attorney General Eric Holder amassed over $4 million in
travel expenses in a four year period, figures that will once
again raise questions over opulent government spending.
Obamacare months behind in testing IT data security: government
Reuters - The federal government is months behind in testing
data security for the main pillar of Obamacare: allowing
Americans to buy health insurance on state exchanges due to open
by October 1.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns will be in Des Moines, Iowa on
Liberty Crier - The “No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun
Violence” bus tour sponsored by Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun
group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) will be in Des Moines,
Iowa on Wednesday (8/7/13).
Missouri State Senator Calls on Google to Completely Remove ‘Gun
Geo Marker’ App
nraila.org - As the NRA-ILA previously reported, Google recently
released the Gun Geo Marker app which was misguidedly designed
to encourage users to “geolocate dangerous guns and owners” in
their communities. According to Google Play, “Geolocation means
marking dangerous sites on the App’s map so that you and others
can be aware of the risks in your neighborhood.“
In Virginia, Gun Sales Rise and Crime Rate Falls
Breitbart - In a real life demonstration of scholar John Lott's
maxim "more guns, less crime," violent crime has dropped in
Virginia as gun ownership has increased.
11 Examples Of The Escalating Crime And Violence That Are
Plaguing Communities Across America
Economic Collapse - Even though the United States has the
highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison
population in the world by a very wide margin, hundreds of
communities all over America are being overwhelmed by crime and
Revealing: Obama Administration Spends $500 Million on Green
Energy Jobs that Don't Exist
townhall.com - A recent Government Accountability Office report
revealed that the Obama Administration spent $501 million of
taxpayer money on ‘green energy training programs’ for jobs that
do not exist in the green energy sector. The half-a-billion
dollar training program, funded by the 2009 Stimulus Bill,
resulted in 55% employment; this equates to only 11,000 jobs,
many of which are part-time.
5 Years after Contributing to Financial Meltdown, S&P is Back to
Giving Inflated Credit Ratings
AllGov - An analysis of S&P by Commercial Mortgage Alert found
that the ratings agency is reclaiming market share it lost to
its chief rivals, Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch, by giving
higher ratings than them to certain mortgage-backed securities.
S&P has given the higher ratings on at least a part of half the
deals it has made since September 2012 when changes to its
policies were put in place, according to the study.
DOJ Sues Bank Of America Over Mortgage-Backed Securities
Huffington Post - The U.S. government on Tuesday filed two civil
lawsuits against Bank of America for what the Justice Department
and securities regulators said was a fraud on investors
involving $850 million of residential mortgage-backed
Turmeric Extract 100% Effective At Preventing Type 2 Diabetes,
ADA Journal Study Finds
Green Med Info - A remarkable human clinical study published in
the journal Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes
Association, revealed that turmeric extract was 100% successful
at preventing prediabetic patients from becoming diabetic over
the course of a 9-month intervention.
The Latest About Cabbage
Dr. Mercola - The George Mateljan Foundation recently
highlighted some of the latest news about cabbage and topping
the list was its potential for cancer prevention. Nearly 500
studies have looked into this connection and revealed that
cabbage’s anti-cancer powers are likely related to...
Research: Radiotherapy Causes Cancer, Blueberry Kills It
Natural Blaze - An important new study reveals both the abject
failure of conventional radiation treatment for cancer, and the
very real possibility that blueberries contain a curative
compound far may be effective than anything modern cancer
specialists have available to them today to strike at the very
root of cancer malignancy.
Myth-Melting Study Finds Chocolate Burns Belly Fat, Improves
Green Med Info - A new study published in the European Review
for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences has revealed something
quite counterintuitive about chocolate, one of the world's most
prized 'high-fat' foods.
Eating raw garlic twice a week HALVES the risk of developing
lung cancer, claims new study
Daily Mail - A study carried out in China found adults regularly
consuming raw garlic as part of their diet were 44 per cent less
likely to suffer the disease. Even when researchers allowed for
whether people smoked - the biggest single cause of lung cancer
- they found garlic still seemed to reduce the dangers by around
30 per cent.
How Can a Drug that Causes Leukemia, TB, and Listeria Remain on
Alliance for Natural Health - Despite all their well-documented
dangers, as of 2013, TNF blockers remain on the market. The FDA
has simply asked manufacturers of TNF blockers to let them know
when someone got cancer—essentially taking a “wait and see”
approach to a drug that has caused at least thirty-five deaths
from cancer, at least fourteen deaths from Legionnaire’s
Disease, and at least seven deaths from listeria infections.
Over fifty people have died, and the FDA is still at the
How DNA Is Reprogrammed By Words and Frequencies
Prevent Disease - We now know that just as on the internet, our
DNA can feed its proper data into a network of consciousness and
can call up data from the network and also establish contact
with other participants in the network. In addition, there is
evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be
influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies without
cutting out and replacing single genes.
The Sun's Magnetic Field is About to Flip
Activist Post - "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months
away from a complete field reversal," says solar physicist Todd
Hoeksema of Stanford University. "This change will have ripple
effects throughout the solar system."
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
31 Percent Of U.S. Honey Bees Were Wiped Out This Year – Who
Will Pollinate Our Crops?
Natural Blaze - If bees keep dying off at this rate, we are
going to be facing a horrific agricultural crisis very rapidly
in the United States. Last winter, 31 percent of all U.S. bee
colonies were wiped out. The year before that it was 21 percent.
These colony losses are being described as “catastrophic” by
those in the industry, and nobody is quite sure how to fix the
August 6, 2013 - Today in History:
1787 - The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began. The
articles of the U.S. Constitution draft were to be debated.
1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor
Francis II abdicated.
1890 - Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would
accumulate 511 in his career.
1914 - Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia. Serbia declared
war against Germany.
1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the
first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy"
was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated
140,000 people were killed.
1960 - Nationalization of U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuba
1962 - Jamaica became an independent dominion within the British
1965 - The Voting Rights Act was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B.
1985 - The 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing brought
tens of thousands of Japanese and foreigners to Hiroshima.
1986 - William Schroeder died. He lived 620 days with the Jarvik-7
manmade heart. Was the world's longest surviving recipient of a
permanent artificial heart.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council ordered a worldwide trade embargo
with Iraq. The embargo was to punish Iraq for invading Kuwait.
1993 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Louis Freeh to be the director of
1993 - Morihiro Hosokawa was elected prime minister of Japan.
1995 - Thousands of glowing lanterns were set afloat in rivers in
Hiroshima, Japan, on the 50th anniversary of the first atomic
1996 - NASA announced the discovery of evidence of primitive life on
Mars. The evidence came in the form of a meteorite that was found in
Antarctica. The meteorite was believed to have come from Mars and
contained a fossil.
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours
testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S.
US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert
bbc.co.uk - The US state department has told citizens and non-emergency
government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats.
It comes after the sudden closure of 20 US embassies and consulates on
Sunday. This was prompted by intercepted conversations between two
senior al-Qaeda figures, including top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, US
US raises alert for warships in Middle East
Press TV - DEBKAfile said on Monday that US Secretary of Defense Chuck
Hagel “is reported by CNN to be considering a special deployment of US
forces in the Middle East ready for action if a terrorist attack makes
US Special Forces poised to strike against Al-Qaeda following
RT - Intercepted communiques between Al-Qaeda leadership and its
affiliated branch in Yemen has led to credible evidence of plots against
American and Western targets on the Arabian Peninsula, according to US
Al-Zawahiri is back from the dead, issuing new 'al-Qaeda' terror threats
legitgov.org - You just can't keep a good terrorist down (or dead) for
long, when the NSA's public relations department is in serious trouble!
By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 06 Aug 2013 Five (or seven) years after
his death, the ever-useful Ayman al-Zawahiri is baack, issuing new
'al-Qaeda' terror alerts! These new round of terror alerts issued by the
Obama administration will provide cover for the next big, fat false flag
which, in turn, will provide cover for the illegal surveillance
activities of the NSA, CIA, FBI, and -- as we just learned -- the DEA.
Egypt army, government to compromise with Muslim Brotherhood
Press TV - The unnamed source said on Monday that the army and the
government will offer to release some Brotherhood members from prison,
unfreeze the group's assets and give it three ministerial posts. “The
initiative will be made so that we can end the crisis and have the
Brotherhood end their sit-ins,” the military source added.
Al-Nusra Mercenaries in Syria Slaughter Kurdish Women and Children
Kurt Nimmo - According to a report posted on the Al-Alam News Network,
the al-Nusra Front has massacred 120 children and 330 men and women in
the town of Tal Abyad located in a district of northern Syria that is
part of the Al-Raqqa governorate.
NSA Blowback: German Minister Floats US Company Ban
spiegel.de - German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
on Monday called for new EU rules on data protection and a ban on
American companies that violate them.
Queen in depleted uranium trade?
Press TV - British anti-war campaign group the Stop the War Coalition
has in a video claimed that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is one of the
richest women on earth and much of her profits are from arms trade
including the notorious depleted uranium trade.
Costa Rica Will Stop Sending Cocaine to Miami
Costa Rica Star - According to an official press release from the
Organization of Judicial Investigations (OIJ in Spanish), Costa Rica
will no longer send cocaine or other controlled substances to the United
States, at least for the time being. The announcement comes in the wake
of news reports about nearly 24 tons of cocaine transported by the U.S.
Air Force to Miami on Saturday, July 27th 2013.
Japan marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing
Press TV - Tens of thousands of people, including survivors, victims'
relatives, and government officials are expected to attend the annual
ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb
Dome, at 8:15 am on Tuesday (2315 GMT Monday), AFP reported.
Lethal threat from radioactive water flowing into sea from crippled
The Times of London - Contaminated groundwater has breached an
underground barrier, and is rising towards the surface, exceeding legal
limits of radioactive discharge. Japan’s nuclear watchdog warned of a
new emergency at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant yesterday,
confirming that highly radioactive water had reached the sea and was
posing a threat to life.
* Related Article:
Fukushima radioactive water leak an 'emergency'
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Greenwald: Embassy closings looks like a conspiracy to silence
The Raw Story - Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Monday
suggested that President Barack Obama had ordered 19 U.S.
embassies in the Middle Easy closed not because of a legitimate
terror threat, but to silence a debate on recently-revealed
details of National Security Agency (NSA) data collection
Ron Paul: Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying?
Ron Paul - In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US
government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was
unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong objection
were so determined to do something after the attacks of 9/11
that they did not seem to give it too much thought.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Fourth Amendment Dead in Los Angeles
Kurt Nimmo - [Explicit language] In the video below, a Los
Angeles cop threatens to search a rental car because she has an
issue with its “tatted up” occupants. She has not witnessed a
crime, does not have probable cause, but wants to search the car
because she has an emotional issue with the driver and his
Toddler Dies In CPS Captivity After Being Taken from
Adan Salazar - The Texas division of Child Protective Services
may be ultimately to blame for a child’s death this past week
after the child was taken from her parents because they smoked
pot and put in foster care with the woman that would eventually
end up killing her.
Oklahoma Legislator Pushes Raw Milk Delivery To Homes
tulsaworld.com - "Basically, my hope is that we can make milkmen
legal again," said Rep. Ken Walker, R-Tulsa. "Since these
customers already go to the farm, my sole purpose is to let the
farmer deliver to the home."
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Just Bought The Washington Post
entrepreneur.com - After managing The Washington Post for four
decades, the Graham family has decided to sell the beloved
newspaper. But it isn't being sold to some major media
conglomerate. Instead, its new owner is Jeff Bezos, the founder
and chief executive of Seattle-based Amazon.
RNC to NBC, CNN: Dump Hillary Docs or We Will Dump Debates
Breitbart - On Monday, RNC Chair Reince Priebus sent stinging
letters to NBC and CNN concerning their recently announced
decisions to produce films celebrating the life of Hillary
Clinton. The RNC sees the odd programing move as an in-kind
contribution to Clinton's presumed campaign for President in
2016. As a result, the party will formally bar Republicans from
partnering with the networks on any primary or Presidential
debates in 2016.
Obama economy: Part-time jobs swamp full-time jobs
Washington Times - House Republicans have crunched the numbers
and say that since President Obama took office, the economy has
added seven times more part-time jobs than it has created
Since January 2009 the country has added a net total of 270,000
full-time jobs, but it has added 1.9 million part-time jobs,
according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Billionaire Issues Chilling Warning About Interest Rate
Economic Collapse - Hugo Salinas Price was the founder of the
Elektra retail chain down in Mexico, and he is extremely
concerned that rising interest rates could burst the derivatives
bubble and cause "massive bankruptcies around the globe".
Nearly one-third of recent U.S. military veterans have
considered committing suicide, according to a new survey
dailymail.co.uk - An astonishing survey from a veterans group
found that 30 per cent of recent military vets have considered
committing suicide since returning from active duty. The Iraq
Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) surveyed more than 4,000
of its members, 37 per cent of whom said they personally knew a
recent vet who took his or her own life. Overall, 45 per cent
reported knowing a fellow soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who
has tried to commit suicide.
Contaminated Water Leak From Fukushima Plant Is "An Emergency",
Which Tepco Alone Cannot Handle: Japan's Nuclear Regulator
ibtimes.com - Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority, or NRA, on
Monday told Reuters that the radioactive water has already
breached an underground barrier and is moving quickly toward the
surface and accused the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power
Company, or Tepco, of downplaying the crisis.
Revealed: EPA Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims
RINF - DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater
contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a
then-forthcoming study’s findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.
Pesticides Contaminate Frogs in California National Parks
Beyond Pesticides - A recent study published in Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry found levels of pesticide contamination
from agricultural drift in Pacific Tree frogs in remote mountain
areas including national parks
Appealing health benefits of apple cider vinegar
(NaturalNews) Apple cider vinegar is often looked upon by
natural wellness enthusiasts as a panacea for all good things.
Taking a tablespoon or two of it every day is said to cure
everything from gout to allergies and more. It's said that it is
important that the apple cider vinegar you take be organic and
have the "mother" in it to be of most benefit to you.
Keep Colon Cancer at Bay with Phytonutrients (Berries, Grapes,
Natural Society - A diet rich in phytonutrients, specifically
flavonoids and flavanols (found in berries, grapes, and apples)
reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Daily Dose of Ginger, Cinnamon Could Relieve Muscle Soreness
Natural Society - A recent study has found that taking as little
as 1 teaspoon of ginger and cinnamon could significantly reduce
post-workout muscle soreness.
FDA destroys business of anti-aging supplement manufacturer by
classifying amino acid derivative as 'unapproved drug'
(NaturalNews) According to the Trans-D Tropin website, the FDA
sent a letter to the supplement's manufacturer on April 26,
2013, notifying it that Trans-D Tropin is now recognized by the
agency as an "unapproved drug." Even though Trans-D Tropin has
been on the market for more than 15 years in full accordance
with the legal guidelines of the Dietary Supplement Health
Information Act (DSHEA) of 1994, the FDA suddenly, without
precedent, decided that it is no longer permitted.
Good Oils Gone Bad: Recognizing Rancidity and Other Defects
Dr. Mercola - When you spend the money on a quality bottle of
olive oil, you want to know that you’re getting what you pay
for. However, there are many factors that influence quality,
from how long the olives sat before processing to how long
you’ve left the oil sit out on your counter.
Purple potatoes pack serious antioxidants compared to their
(NaturalNews) The rule of thumb with fruits and vegetables is
that the deeper and richer the color, the more nutritious the
content tends to be. The purple potato is no exception to this
rule. It is rich in the antioxidant that is characteristic of
deeply colored blue or purple produce called anthocyanin.
August 5, 2013 - Today in History:
1833 - The village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was
1861 - The U.S. federal government levied its first income tax. The
tax was 3% of all incomes over $800. The wartime measure was
rescinded in 1872.
1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Adm. David G.
Farragut were led into Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1884 - On Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, the cornerstone for
the Statue of Liberty was laid.
1914 - The electric traffic lights were installed in Cleveland,
1923 - Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across the
1944 - Polish insurgents liberated a German labor camp in Warsaw.
348 Jewish prisoners were freed.
1953 - During the Korean conflict prisoners were exchanged at
Panmunjom. The exchange was labeled Operation Big Switch.
1963 - The Limited Test Ban Treaty was signed by the United States,
Britain, and the Soviet Union. The treaty banned nuclear tests in
space, underwater, and in the atmosphere.
1964 - U.S. aircraft bombed North Vietnam after North Vietnamese
boats attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1969 - The Mariner 7, a U.S. space probe, passed by Mars.
Photographs and scientific data were sent back to Earth.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon said that he expected to be impeached.
Nixon had ordered the investigation into the Watergate break-in to
1981 - The U.S. federal government started firing striking air
1989 - In Honduras, five Central American presidents began meeting
to discuss the timetable for the dismantling of the Nicaraguan
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush angrily denounced the Iraqi
invasion of Kuwait.
1991 - An investigation was formally launched by Democratic
congressional leaders to find out if the release of American
hostages was delayed until after the Reagan-Bush presidential
1991 - Iraq admitted to misleading U.N. inspectors about secret
1992 - Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los
Angeles police officers. The officers had been acquitted on
California State charges. Two of the officers were convicted and
jailed on violation of civil rights charges.
1998 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein began not cooperating with
U.N. weapons inspectors.
2002 - The U.S. closed its consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. The
consulate was closed after local authorities removed large concrete
blocks and reopened the road in front of the building to normal
2011 - NASA announced that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had
captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars
during warm seasons.
2011 - Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a
mission to Jupiter. It was the first solar-powered spacecraft to go
MILITARY EXERCISES DURING WINDOW OF POTENTIAL FALSE-FLAG PERIOD
The Government Rag - TAKE NOTE!! The following is just a quick list of
military operations taking place within this window of time. With the
Embassies closing and the terror threat heightening, it is important to
understand what is happening around the world in real-time and the
potential for a false-flag to happen. Please take a moment and read
through these headlines and see where the current military exercises are
taking place. Are we being fooled again? You tell me…
China Halts All New Zealand Dairy Imports over Wide Tainted Reports
english.cri.cn - Chinese authorities have halted all imports of New
Zealand milk powders from Australia and New Zealand.
It comes as China's top quality watchdog names importers of potentially
tainted products from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra.
Those four importers include China's largest beverage producer Wahaha
and children's nutrition company Dumex.
Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
CNN - Was there a political cover up surrounding the Benghazi attack
that killed four Americans?... Sources now tell CNN dozens of people
working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency
is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a
US involved in Egypt ‘coup’: Brotherhood
Press TV - Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says the United States has been
involved in the “military coup” that ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
US Diplomat Kills Man in Car Crash, Leaves Kenya
ABC News - An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the
center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father
of three whose widow is six months pregnant, officials said Friday.
Brazilians demand governors to resign
Press TV - Hundreds of Brazilian youths have staged protests demanding
the resignation of the governors of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as well
as the release of demonstrators arrested during previous rallies.
Amber warning: Britain’s ageing nuclear submarines a risk – Navy's
RT - Five Trafalgar class submarines, some of which are almost
30-years-old, are suffering reliability issues with their nuclear
reactors, according to a report put online by the Ministry of Defense (MoD)
that covers 2012-2013.
Fukushima shaken by 6.0 magnitude quake
RT - A strong undersea earthquake has hit the same northeastern region
of Japan that was devastated by a deadly 2011 tsunami. No damage or
injuries have been reported in the affected area, including the
Oil companies begin 'fracking' in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone
RT - The Chinese want to join the shale gas revolution, even if it means
drilling for oil in China’s earthquake hot bed in the Sichuan region,
where nearly 70,000 died in an earthquake in 2008.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
‘Terror Alert’ Is Fearmongering Theater
Zero Hedge - The theater is so elaborate, even Obama stepped
away from the golf course.
closings, travel warning renew debate over NSA data collection
mcclatchydc.com - The closing of U.S. embassies in 21
predominantly Muslim countries and a broad caution about travel
during August that the State Department issued on Friday touched
off debate Sunday over the National Security Agency’s sweeping
data collection programs.
Time Warner-CBS Blackout Could Last Until September
businessinsider.com - Millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers
in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas could be without CBS Corp
programming for several weeks as the two companies appear no
closer to settling a fee dispute, analysts said.
A few Judge Jeanine Pirro videos of interest:
The US is 'neither respected nor feared' (8-4-13)
Opening Statement - Destroys Obama Admin. On 'Phony Scandals' -
Who's Watching Who? - Can You Trust Your Gov? - Opening
Judge Goes Nuclear On Obama: Why Do You Apologize To Muslims And
Lie To Americans (May 19, 2013)
White House 'How do you sleep at night' (Oct 22, 2012)
Crying Wolf, Wolf, Wolf
Information Clearing House - After weeks under heavy pressure
for limitless spying on people everywhere the U.S. intelligence
services conveniently detect a "threat" of some undefined future
attacks. The "detection", we are of course told, was only
possible because of limitless spying on people everywhere:
Exclusive: FBI allowed informants to commit 5,600 crimes
USA Today - The FBI gave its informants permission to break the
law at least 5,658 times in a single year, according to newly
disclosed documents that show just how often the nation's top
law enforcement agency enlists criminals to help it battle
Mexico and Canada declared part of US homeland by Senate maps
RT - Sen. Dianne Feinstein referred to the US, Canada and Mexico
as “the Homeland” at an NSA Senate briefing on Wednesday,
presenting a map that united the three nations as one.
U.S. grand jury probing contractor that vetted Snowden says The
Wall Street Journal
Reuters - The company that conducted the most recent security
review of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is
the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into its
background check processes, the Wall Street Journal reported on
Saturday, citing people involved with the probe.
Someone within the US Senate edited Edward Snowden's Wikipedia
page to change his description from 'dissident' to 'traitor'
Daily Mail - In a move sure to grind the gears of conspiracy
theorists everywhere, a member of the US Senate recently edited
Snowden’s Wikipedia page from describing him as a ‘dissident’ to
a traitor, according to the entry’s changelog. The user’s IP
address was quickly traced back to the US Senate.
Insider Blows the Whistle On Military Takeover Plan
Shepard Ambellas - FORT CHAFFEE, ARKANSAS — Carnis Village is
what the Army National Guard calls it. A mock American town
which even contains dummy citizens for domestic training
purposes. Located on the grounds of the Fort Chaffee Maneuver
Training Center, the massive training compound is likely a
dead-ringer clue foreshadowing the grim path we are now
traversing as a nation.
YouTube: Want A Jail Cell Upgrade? That’ll Be $155 A Night
FREMONT, CA -- A jail has taken the unique step of offering
premium accommodations for inmates who can afford it. For $155
per night, jail inmates can stay in a smaller, cleaner area with
other wealthy inmates. They have a cable HD television mounted
on the wall (with remote), game tables, and a more relaxed
atmosphere, dealing with fewer prisoners (and only misdemeanor
llinois becomes 20th state to legalize medicinal marijuana as
RT - Marijuana has been legalized for medicinal use in Illinois,
making it the twentieth state in the US that permits individuals
with serious diseases, including HIV and multiple sclerosis, to
buy the drug in limited quantities.
and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank
thisismoney.co.uk - Diplomats in London have been thrown into
chaos after Britain’s biggest bank, HSBC, sacked them as
customers and gave them 60 days to move their accounts.
America: Where Hard Working, Productive Members Of Society Pay
For The Health Care Of Everyone Else
Economic Collapse - Everybody in America wants health care - but
most Americans seem to want someone else to pay for it. In the
United States today, the way that our system works is that the
hard working, productive members of society pay for the health
care of everyone else. At least under socialism everyone gets
the same benefits.
Thousands of New Yorkers on food stamps sending welfare-funded
groceries to Jamaica, Dominican Republic
(NaturalNews) The New York Post (NYPost) reports that thousands
of New Yorkers living on welfare regularly send their food
stamp-purchased groceries to family members and other loved ones
living in countries like Jamaica and the Dominican Republic,
where living conditions are generally poor. Large barrels filled
with subsidized goods like rice, beans, and sausage are
routinely shipped to the Caribbean on the taxpayer's dime, which
has caused considerable controversy.
Paul Ryan’s claim that $15 trillion has been spent on the war on
Washington Post - “We have spent $15 trillion from the federal
government fighting poverty, and look at where we are, the
highest poverty rates in a generation, 15 percent of Americans
Record 21 Million 'Young Adults' Now Live With Their Parents
zerohedge.com - The highest proportion was among 18- to
29-year-olds, for whom unemployment is particularly high, with
60.7% reported living at home.
40 Percent Of U.S. Workers Make Less Than What A Full-Time
Minimum Wage Worker Made In 1968
American workers are not making as much as they used to after
you account for inflation. Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the
United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but
after you account for inflation a very different picture
Gold - Breaking Bad
kitco.com - The wedge broke south as the bullish camp were
unable to generate the momentum to carry the market higher
solely on the continued stimulus story. Traders overseas are now
focused again on the US dollar horse being the healthiest in the
glue factory as Draghi indicated that systemic risk continues to
exist in the EU.
New Rochelle sued by veterans group over historic flag
lohud.com - A veterans group is alleging in a federal lawsuit
that the city violated its free-speech rights and the state’s
Open Meetings Law when a council majority decided in March to
remove a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from the city-owned former
armory. The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of
New Rochelle and its president, Peter Parente, are suing the
city, Mayor Noam Bramson, the city manager and four City Council
Study: Connecting with Nature Boosts Mental Health and
Natural Society - The study included 98 veterans who went out
several days for outdoor recreation like camping and hiking.
They were surveyed a week before, a week after, and a month
after the outings to determine a potential psychological effect.
Prior to the study, most of the participants reported
experiencing physical or mental problems on a frequent basis.
Louisiana suing Texas Brine over Bayou Corne sinkhole
TheTownTalk.com - The state of Louisiana sued Texas Brine LLC on
Friday for the environmental damage and massive sinkhole that
officials say was caused by the collapse of a salt dome cavern
operated by the company.
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell
announced the lawsuit a day ahead of the one-year anniversary
for when the sinkhole was discovered in a swampy area of
Assumption Parish about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge.
Lifelong ‘frack gag’: Two Pennsylvania children banned from
RT - The 7- and 10-year-old children of a Pennsylvania couple
that reached a settlement following a lawsuit involving health
issues brought on by fracking have been barred from discussing
details of the case for the rest of their lives.
Toxic cloud of tar sands waste travels from Detroit to Canada
RT - A massive cloud of black dust that swept across the Detroit
River into Windsor, Canada this week has been linked to piles of
petroleum coke, a by-product of tar sands oil illegally stored
in Detroit by Koch Carbon.
Burning Incense Causes Human Cell Inflammation and Cancer -
What's In it?
Prevent Disease - A popular cultural practice in many parts of
the world, incense may create a sweet scent, but it also
generates indoor air pollutants that cause inflammation in human
respiratory organs as well as a variety of carcinogenic agents
resulting in far more risk in their use than any benefit.
12 Foods That Supercharge Your Brain
Prevent Disease - Simply put, your brain likes to eat. And it
likes powerful fuel: quality fats, antioxidants, and small,
steady amounts of the best carbs. The path to a bigger, better
brain is loaded with Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Give
your brain a kick start: eat the following foods on a daily or
weekly basis for results you will notice.
Gelatin: A protein rich superfood that conquers food allergies,
insomnia, arthritis - plus much more
(NaturalNews) In traditional diets, gelatin was consumed readily
in the form of slow simmered bone broths. Instead of isolating
cuts of meat and discarding the rest, those of bygone days used
the entire animal - and enjoyed strong health as a result.
Today, there has been a resurgence of these time-honored
practices through organizations like the Weston A. Price
Foundation and many are rediscovering the merits of bone broth
in particular. Katji of the Savory Lotus explains how gelatin
can change health for the better...
Author Ann Cameron cured her stage 4 cancer with carrot juice,
chrisbeatcancer.com - My name is Ann Cameron. On Tuesday July
30th, 2013 I had a CT scan for malignant tumors in my lungs. On
Thursday August 1st 2013, I got the results: “No evidence of
Ocean Discovery: Possible Anthrax, MRSA Solution Found in the
Natural Society - One researcher with the University of
California San Diego recently found a new chemical compound from
the ocean, one which they believe has the potential to treat
deadly bacteria like anthrax and MRSA, and one which they are
excitedly plotting to turn into a drug.
Science as Social Control: Political Paralysis and the Genetics
Green Med Info - Over the last twenty years, human genetic
research has convinced the public that genetic factors often
underly disease and human behavior. Could this be entirely
Introducing "Drone Patrol" Website and Apps
Activist Post - The Sleuth Journal, in association with
Staticwave Studio has just launched a new site called Drone
Patrol where you can report drone sightings and read others’
encounters of their sightings.
The First Commercial 3D Printed Metal Gun Part
engineering.com - Neal Brace, founder of Sintercore LLC and a
former US Marine infantryman, has developed the world’s first
commercially available 3D printed firearm accessory. What sets
Sintercore’s component apart from previous 3D printed firearm
designs is that it was manufactured using direct metal laser
sintering technology, rather than a plastic 3D printer.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The Supermarket Where You Pick Your Own Produce
modernfarmer.com - Ben Greene wants to tighten that gap even
further with The Farmery, an all-in-one greenhouse and local
food mart that will offer urbanites the opportunity to harvest
their favorite greens on the spot.
Preppernomics: Let There Be Light
Natural Blaze - A very pertinent issue to a down-grid situation
is lighting. Not only is lighting necessary to perform tasks at
night, it is very important psychologically.
Alfalfa: 3 Reasons to Avoid This Plant Protein in Your Pet’s
Dr. Becker - Alfalfa is an ingredient in a number of commercial
pet foods, but is this forage plant appropriate nutrition in
large quantities for dogs and cats?
August 2, 2013 - Today in History:
1776 - Members of the Continental Congress began adding their
signatures to the Declaration of Independence.
1791 - Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint
patent for their nail-making machine. 1st father-son pair to receive
1824 - In New York City, Fifth Avenue was opened.
1858 - In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes were
installed along streets.
1861 - The United States Congress passed the first income tax. The
revenues were intended for the war effort against the South. The tax
was never enacted.
1887 - Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire.
1939 - Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging
the U.S. to have an atomic weapons research program.
1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act. The act
prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in
1943 - The U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, sank after being
attacked by a Japanese destroyer. The boat was under the command of
Lt. John F. Kennedy.
1945 - The Allied conference at Potsdam was concluded.
1964 - The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese
attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1983 - U.S. House of Representatives approved a law that designated
the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagan
on November 2.
1990 - Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait. Iraq claimed
that Kuwait had driven down oil prices by exceeding production
quotas set by OPEC.
1995 - China ordered the expulsion of two U.S. Air Force officers.
The two were said to have been caught spying on military sights.
US To Shut Embassies Over Security Fears
The Telegraph - US diplomatic posts in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi
Arabia and other countries will close on Sunday out of concerns about a
possible terror plot. Marie Harf said the move was a precautionary step,
taken out of an "abundance of caution", because of unspecified
information indicating a threat to US facilities overseas. "The
Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates
to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4," Ms Harf
Italian drone to buzz over Congo skies for UN
Press TV - "Unarmed UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) will allow our
peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor the
movements of armed groups and protect the civilian population more
efficiently," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said on Thursday.
US not to pull out of Afghanistan: Kerry
Press TV - US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has no plan
to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan even after the 2014
pullout deadline. "We are drawing down, not withdrawing," Kerry said in
a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday.
Obama has 'timetable' of ending US drone strikes in Pakistan - Kerry
RT - US President Obama has a timeline for ending US drone strikes,
Secretary of State John Kerry announced live on Pakistani TV, hinting
that they could end soon.
Your Tax Dollars at Work in Afghanistan Supporting al-Qaeda
Kurt Nimmo - The next time Obama and the federal government tell you
about the noble cause of our brave soldiers fighting on the side of
freedom and democracy in Afghanistan, remember this: you’re not only
paying for military action against terrorists (under the
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists passed by
Congress), but you’re also doling out money to the terrorists, viz
al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport
RT - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum
in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory. The
whistleblower has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, Snowden's
legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said, with his words later
confirmed by Russia’s Federal Migration service.
NSA paid British spy agency $150 mln in secret funds – new leak
RT - The NSA has made hush-hush payments of at least $150 million to
Britain’s GCHQ spying agency over the past three years to influence
British intelligence gathering operations. The payouts were revealed in
new Snowden leaks published by The Guardian.
1,700 Russian websites on strike against new anti-piracy law
RT - Over 1,700 websites in the Russian internet have joined an online
strike against the new anti-piracy legislation, which came into force on
Thursday, allowing pre-trial blocking of web-pages.
U.S. expects immunity for its cops working in new cross-border policing
From the Trenches - "Canadians would likely have serious concerns with
cross-designated officers from the U.S. not being accountable for their
actions in Canada," says the classified memo prepared for RCMP
Commissioner Bob Paulson, a censored version of which was obtained by
TEPCO did nothing about radioactive water leak for 2 years
asahi.com - The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power
plant sat on its hands for more than two years despite having pledged to
seal a leaking hole in a turbine building, The Asahi Shimbun has
Kenya’s Best and Only Reality Show for Struggling Farms
modernfarmer.com - Shamba Shape Up is a wildly popular reality show,
with upwards of 10 million weekly viewers across Africa. Each week, two
hosts cheerily descend on a struggling farm. They look for issues, tell
the owners what they’re doing wrong, and give tips on how to shape up.
It’s a familiar reality show format, with a key variation: everyone is
nice to each other.
CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was
The Telegraph - The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly
polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling
operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by
a mob in the city last year.
GMO green light? French court overturns ban on Monsanto corn
RT - One of France’s top courts has thrown out a ban on genetically
modified corn, which had been in place since March 2012, leaving the
door open for Monsanto’s GMO seed to be introduced into the country’s
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Snowden’s Father Calls Out Obama On Nuremberg Crimes
Kurt Nimmo - Predictably, the corporate media, the official
propaganda outlet for the establishment, has refused to post or
publish an open letter sent to Obama by Lon Snowden, the father
of Edward Snowden.
Obama meets with 9 from Congress on surveillance
Politico - As NSA leaker Edward Snowden finally left Moscow's
airport, President Barack Obama met Thursday afternoon with nine
members of Congress to discuss American surveillance efforts.
Obama hosted what the White House called "some of the programs’
most prominent critics and defenders," though it did not include
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), perhaps the most prominent critic of the
National Security Agency.
Sen. Ted Cruz calls for public uprising to defund ObamaCare;
Aug. 20 town hall in Dallas with Heritage
dallasnews.com - Sen. Ted Cruz and a handful of tea party allies
are trying to stir up public pressure – enough to persuade GOP
leaders to risk a government shutdown in a confrontation with
the White House.
* Related Video:
Chris Matthews: Ted Cruz 'a political terrorist'
VIDEO: Ben Swann Interviews G. Edward Griffin
Activist Post - Ben Swann talks with G. Edward Griffin, the
author of Creature From Jekyll Island, about the need for truth
in media and how to share liberty ideas with friends, coworkers
Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the
Atlantic Wire - Michele Catalano was looking for information
online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time
frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a
joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if
they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the
government know what they were Googling?
Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer
wisn.com - WISN 12 News investigates an operation raising
questions about the use of government resources and the state
policy that meant a death sentence for a fawn. "It was like a
SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said.
Indiana at center of national terror response training exercise
fox59.com - Exercise Vibrant Response is in full effect at the
Muscatatuck training camp and Camp Atterbury in Johnson County.
More than 5,000 members of the military and civilians from
across the country are taking part in the two-week, large-scale
disaster response exercise. The scenario is a nuclear terrorist
attack in Columbus, Ohio—and the backdrop is as close to the
real thing as it gets.
Feds give laid-off Boeing workers a big helping hand
seattletimes.com - [...] Boeing Commercial Airplanes will enjoy
a financial cushion that’s much, much plumper than what the
average unemployed state resident gets.... The U.S. Department
of Labor has approved Boeing workers — union or nonunion,
production workers or engineers — laid off between April 2012
and June 2015 for a package of benefits that includes drawing
unemployment pay for up to 2½ years, rather than the regular six
Court sides with retailers, goes against Fed rule on debit card
The Washington Post - A U.S. district court on Wednesday
overturned a Federal Reserve rule capping the debit card fees
that banks collect from merchants. The judge ruled that the
Federal Reserve improperly set the caps too high after an
extensive lobbying campaign by the banking industry. Under the
rule, banks can charge retailers as much as 21 cents a
Detroit city staff including Police and Fire will receive a 10%
pay cut effective Aug 6th
Investment Watch - Despite the repeated cries and even a drawn
up “eviction notice”, the state appointed Financial Advisory
Board took residence for an hour and a half meeting on Wayne
State’s campus and moving ahead with decisions about how to
clean up the city’s financial mess.
Farming a Future for Veterans
modernfarmer.com - Over the next few years, millions of veterans
will return to the United States. Training them to find purpose
and community in farming may be the most sensible gift we can
offer soldiers searching for a way home.
Pentagon agency under fire for refusing to ID unknown World War
Former Pentagon investigator Rick Stone kneels quietly by a
grave marker of a "known unknown," a serviceman from World War
II in the military cemetery in Honolulu, one of more than 125
whom Stone says should be given back his name and returned to
But a Pentagon agency has refused to conduct DNA tests to
determine once and for all whose bones are in the graves of the
unknowns, even when its own investigators say they have narrowed
it down to only one possible match. The agency -- the Joint
Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Command, known as JPAC -- is
now under fire.
Why Another Great Real Estate Crash Is Coming
Economic Collapse - There are very few segments of the U.S.
economy that are more heavily affected by interest rates than
the real estate market is. When mortgage rates reached all-time
low levels late last year, it fueled a little "mini-bubble" in
housing which was greatly celebrated by the mainstream media.
Unfortunately, the tide is now turning.
Army General (Ret.): Giant Louisiana sinkhole is “unprecedented
ENENews - Bayou Corne, Assumption Parish, sinkhole is an
unprecedented environmental disaster. Geologists say they have
never dealt with anything quite like it before, but the sinkhole
has made few headlines beyond the local media. Over 50 storage
caverns in that area. One storage facility is still adding
butane to their cavern. 19,284 barrels of butane from July 15 to
July 22, 2013.
** Please check out the most recent photos by Bonny Schumaker,
CU-Boulder team develops new water splitting technique that
could produce hydrogen fuel
colorado.edu - A University of Colorado Boulder team has
developed a radically new technique that uses the power of
sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of
hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the broad use of
hydrogen as a clean, green fuel.
Senator Durbin has actually reintroduced his disastrous
Alliance for Natural Health - Today, just as Congress is
preparing to recess until the second week in September, Sen.
Dick Durbin (D-IL) reintroduced legislation that would deal a
deadly blow to nutritional supplements. This bill is a naked new
FDA power grab—an attempt to move us one step closer to a full
FDA pre-approval system for supplements. That, of course, would
just make supplements insanely expensive, like drugs—if you
could get them at all.
Bexsero: Stealth Ingredient Similar to Squalene
Gaia Health - We can be glad that Britain has refused to approve
Bexsero. It contains a stealth adjuvant known to cause a severe
autoimmune disorder, APS. This stealth adjuvant is similar to
squalene and, believe it or not, butter—which long ago was
discovered to act as an adjuvant.
Yet another reason to go organic - Research verifies it really
is more nutritious
(NaturalNews) In the battle between conventional versus organic,
research has shown the latter to be the victor with higher
levels of vitamins and minerals as well as conjugated linoleic
acid (CLA) and omega-3 fats.
Tart Cherries Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain
Green Med Info - If you are among the millions of Americans
suffering from joint pain and arthritis, there’s good news about
a favorite summer treat. Researchers have declared that tart
cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any
food.” They can help you manage the pain of osteoarthritis and
Top 10 health benefits of fiber
NaturalNews) Dietary fiber provides numerous benefits to the
human body. The top ten benefits include keeping the heart
healthy, cancer prevention, it lowers cholesterol, prevents
gallstones and kidney stones, promotes healthy skin, prevents
stroke, aids in weight management, regulates bowels, increases
energy, and it may affect the course of diabetes.
Seven natural solutions to overcome morning fatigue and kick the
(NaturalNews) Overcoming coffee addiction can be tough for many
people, especially when the headaches, jitters, and other nasty
withdrawal symptoms start kicking in... Here are seven
alternatives to coffee that will help you overcome morning
fatigue, gain lasting energy throughout the day, and ultimately
defeat your coffee addiction.
Smart Skin Is Here – Transhumanism Made Easy
Zen Gardner - A wispy new kind of electronic circuit that can
conform to every shape your body takes could give amputees
greater control over artificial limbs, spawn truly
controller-free video gaming, and make wearable devices like
fitness trackers and computers so unnoticeable we never bother
taking them off.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
List of Foods We Will Lose if We Don’t Save the Bees
Natural Society - Many pesticides have been found to cause grave
danger to our bees, and with the recent colony collapses in
Oregon, it's time to take a hard look at what we would be
missing without bee pollination. While we don’t need bees to
pollinate every single crop, here is just a brief list of some
of the foods we would lose if all our bees continue to perish...
Nestle Wants to Patent Mother Nature: The Fennel Flower vs. Big
Natural Society - The Swiss food company known as Nestlé is now
seeking a patent on Nigella sativa, commonly known as fennel
flower, black seed or black cumin, which has been used for
centuries in impoverished countries throughout Asia and the
Middle East as a reliable and inexpensive herbal medicine.
The Miracle of Lavender Oil: 25 Amazing Uses for Survival
Backdoor Survival - From a prepper’s point of view, lavender has
three primary uses, as an antiseptic, a topical anesthetic, and
as a sedative.... Beyond these broad uses, there are also many
practical applications of lavender essential oil. Each of the 25
uses below will foster self-sufficiency not only now, but in a
August 1, 2013 - Today in History:
1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl
Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestly.
1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population
of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of
Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and
1834 - Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an
1873 - Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car. The
design was done for San Francisco, CA.
1876 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States.
1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.
1894 - The first Sino-Japanese War erupted. The dispute was over
control of Korea.
1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later
became the U.S. Air Force.
1914 - Germany declared war on Russia at the beginning of World War
1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened
1944 - In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began.
The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.
1946 - In the U.S., the Atomic Energy Commission was established.
1953 - The first aluminum-faced building was completed. It was the
first of this type in America.
1956 - The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to
disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.
1957 - The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was created by
the United States and Canada.
1975 - The Helsinki accords pledged the signatory nations to respect
1995 - Westinghouse Electric Corporation announced a deal to buy CBS
for $5.4 billion.
2006 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro turned over absolute power when he
gave his brother Raul authority while he underwent an intestinal
US to conduct joint military exercise in Egypt
Press Tv - The United States is determined to go ahead with a major
military exercise in Egypt despite the deadly violence in the wake of a
military coup that brought down the government of Mohammed Morsi.
Africa welcomes Chinese military assistance
stratrisks.com - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would
benefit from Chinese military training, discipline and expertise if an
exchange programme were initiated, Maj-Gen Ntakaleleni Sigudu of the
Department of Defence said on Wednesday.
on brink, again — investors, analysts
stratrisks.com - Dow Jones Market Watch is warning of major problems
emanating from the Eurozone. This comes amid the latest data from Spain
where the economy contracted yet again, this time by 1.7 percent in the
second quarter on a year-on-year basis. More problems were reported out
of Greece, Italy and Germany.
Morsi supporters to hold ‘march of millions’ on Friday
Press TV - “The national alliance supporting legitimacy and defying the
coup calls upon all the free people of the world to demonstrate
peacefully in (an) ‘Egypt against the coup’ march of the millions,” a
coalition of Morsi supporters said in a Thursday statement.
VIDEO: Syria militants take 200 Kurds hostage
Press TV - According to reports, militants form the al-Qaida-linked
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control of the village of
Tall Aren in Aleppo province on Wednesday and were laying siege to a
nearby village called Tall Hassel.
Apocalyptic images reveal the shocking scale of devastation in Syria
The Independent - An aerial view of destruction in the al-Khalidiyah
neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs.
Kerry to talk drone attacks in Pakistan
Press TV - Kerry arrived in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad on
Wednesday on an unannounced visit, and is scheduled to meet with
Pakistani President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and
advisor for foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday.
VIDEO: 'July deadliest month in Iraq since 2008'
Press TV - According to figures compiled by the Health, Interior and
Defense Ministries, a total of 989 people were killed and 1,567 others
were wounded in terrorist acts throughout Iraq in July, AFP reported on
Wednesday. The data showed that 778 of those killed and 1,356 of the
injured were civilians.
VIDEO: Eurozone unemployment rate alarming: Bruges Group director
Press TV - The agency published new jobless data for the eurozone, which
has seen its unemployment rate increase constantly since April 2011. The
12.1 percentage translates into more than 19 million Europeans without a
job in the eurozone.
Air France to cut 2,500 jobs next year
Press TV - France’s flagship carrier Air France has confirmed plans to
cut an additional 2,500 jobs next year, on top of the 5,000 already
VIDEO: Canada continues heavy-handed media repression
Press TV - Canada is seeing an increasing number of its journalists and
photographers being criminalized and arrested by law enforcement
officers for recording incidents involving police brutality.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon propaganda websites under fire
USA Today - Pentagon propaganda websites aimed at countering
terrorism in foreign countries would be shut down under a Senate
measure sponsored by the chairman of the Armed Services
Committee, according to his office.
VIDEO: Ron Paul On Fox News With Neil Cavuto – 7/30/13
Liberty Crier - Ron Paul joins Fox News’ Neil Cavuto to discuss
foreign aid sent to Egypt.
Court Rules Cops Don’t Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones
Kurt Nimmo - The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth
Circuit delivered another blow to the Fourth Amendment this week
when it ruled the police do not need a search warrant to track
cell phones. The court ruled that because cell phone records are
owned by phone providers the user has no expectation of privacy
and thus no search warrant is required to access data.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: San Diego Mayor Sued by His Own City
Julie Wilson - As of late Tuesday night, San Diego Mayor Bob
Filner has been accused of unwanted inappropriate sexual
advances by eight different women. Although a slew of women have
had the unfortunate experience of allegedly being violated by
Filner, only one so far has filed a lawsuit.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Report: TSA employee misconduct up 26% in
CNN -Let's get this out of the way straight off: The
Transportation Security Administration is probably not going to
top anyone's list of Favorite Federal Government Agencies.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Disturbing Video Shows Court Officer
Sexually Assaulting, Then Arresting Mother While Judge Does
mediaite.com - A CBS affiliate in Clark County, Nevada, has
uncovered video of a disturbing incident in family court, in
which a mother present for a routine proceeding is sexually
assaulted and then arrested in full view of the court.
Greenwald: NSA hearing canceled
Politico - This week's informal congressional hearing on the
National Security Agency's surveillance program has been
canceled, according to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who was
expected to testify via satellite.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Security Consultant Heckles NSA Head:
Shouts “Freedom!”; “Read The Constitution!”
Steve Watson - The NSA head General Keith Alexander faced a
hostile crowd Wednesday while attempting to defend mass
surveillance programs at the Black Hat security conference in
Hillary Clinton Receives the American Patriot Award…No, Really
Activist Post - In a move that could only be topped in irony by
President Barack “Drone-the-Children” Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize,
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been honored with the American
Patriot Award from the National Defense University Foundation.
Lest you think that this is a joke, please check your calendars
and note that the date is NOT April 1. This is for real.
Big California corporations parking $262 billion offshore
The Sacramento Bee - A dozen of California's largest
corporations are holding nearly $262 billion in foreign earnings
in offshore subsidiaries to shield the money from American
taxation, according to a
new study by a consumer advocacy group.
Guantanamo costs US taxpayers over $5 billion: Report
Press TV - A new report says the Pentagon will have spent a
whopping $5.242 billion on its notorious detention facility at
Guantanamo, Cuba by the end of 2014.
The Most Important Number In The Entire U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - There is one vitally important number that
everyone needs to be watching right now, and it doesn't have
anything to do with unemployment, inflation or housing. If this
number gets too high, it will collapse the entire U.S. financial
system. The number that I am talking about is the yield on 10
year U.S. Treasuries.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth,
EMP disaster barely avoided
Washington Examiner - The earth barely missed taking a massive
solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an "electromagnetic
pulse" so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and
iPhones throughout the United States.
Geoengineering is Destroying the Ozone Layer - Off The Chart UV
Levels Not Being Disclosed
geoengineeringwatch.org - So, How Bad Can It Get? Just when it
seemed the negative news surrounding global geoengineering could
not get any worse, it absolutely can and is.
Future Earth: Agenda 21?s ‘Forbidden Zones’
Activist Post - A new article up at Forbes “Earth’s
Future Forbidden Zones?” begins with all manner of coming
world doom... Science fiction is rife with planetary ‘forbidden
zones’ — whole regions of a planet that have become virtually
uninhabitable due to changes in climate; politics; nuclear,
chemical or biological warfare; pollution; technology gone amok;
or something even more exotic.
New bill aims to make 'smart' meters mandatory for entire nation
(NaturalNews) ...the Smart Grid Advancement Act of 2013,
introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney (D-Cal.) and
co-authored by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.), which would force
utilities all across the country to convert their customers to
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Millions Wrongly Treated for 'Cancer,'
National Cancer Institute Panel Confirms
Green Med Info - A devastating new report commissioned by the
National Cancer Institute reveals that our 40-year long 'War on
Cancer' has been waged against a vastly misunderstood 'enemy,'
that in many cases represented no threat to human health
New Study Confirms Gingko Biloba Aids Stroke Recovery
Green Med Info - A new study published in the Journal of Stroke
and Cerebrovascular Disease confirms that extracts of one of the
oldest plants in existence today, the 'living fossil' known as
Gingko biloba, protects against stroke-related neurologic
deficits in human subjects.
7 Natural Teeth Whitening Home Remedies for a Beautiful Smile
Natural Society - Want whiter teeth? No problem! There are
plenty for teeth whitening at home. Here are 7 natural teeth
whitening home remedies for a beautiful smile.
3 Evidence-Based Ways To REVERSE Skin Aging Naturally
Green Med Info - Our aging skin is the target of billions of
dollars worth of marketing, the object of a continual stream of
cosmetics, drugs and 'nutraceuticals' promising to deliver
age-defying results. But what really works? What does the
scientific evidence say?
Even the 'Safest' of RX Opioids Highly Addictive, say Experts
Natural Society - Tylenol-2 is combines paracetamol and codeine,
and is considered one of the safer prescription painkillers. The
problem is - it's extremely addictive.
FDA Issues "Black Box" Warning on Drug Linked to Mass Killings
Activist Post - The FDA has issued a public safety announcement
for mefloquine, an anti-malarial drug also known by the band
name Lariam. The drug will now carry a “black box” warning – the
most serious warning the FDA issues. Mefloquine has been used by
U.S. troops for years, and is also available to civilians
traveling to “hot spots”.
10 Reasons Why Obamacare Is Going to Ruin Your Medical Care… and
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D - As an independent physician, I've
been discussing these issues with my patients for the past few
years, helping them to prepare for what's ahead. Here are the
ten most important points that I tell my patients...
Coming soon to a restaurant near you: Lab-grown synthetic
(NaturalNews) Food scientists from Maastricht University in the
Netherlands will very soon be unveiling a laboratory-grown
hamburger made from fake meat and fat that they hope will be a
prototype for an eventual commercial release of this culinary
Try these four incredible natural treatments for chronic
(NaturalNews) The more progressive side of modern medicine is
quickly learning that the root cause of many contemporary
illnesses is none other than chronic inflammation, a lingering
immune response caused by poor diet and other factors that, if
left unchecked, can damage a number of important systems
throughout the body.
Seven ways chronic people pleasing ruins your health
(NaturalNews) Most people don't associate people pleasing with a
higher risk of physical disease, but it is true. People pleasing
can lead to increased risk for all the major diseases including
heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and all manner of
maladies related to chronic inflammation. It also leads to
depression, anxiety and a host of psychological issues.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Gardening To-Do List for August, Zone by Zone
Organic Gardening - Find out what else you need to be thinking
about this month in our zone-by-zone to-do list.
YouTube: It Can't Happen Here (Documentary)
Larken Rose - This video is for all those who imagine that there
is some sort of magic that renders the United States immune to
the tyranny that has plagued every other major empire in