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Today In History - Friday - July 29, 2011
1773 - The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.
1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed to "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."
1874 - Major Walter Copton Winfield of England received U.S. patent for the lawn-tennis court.
1890 - Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.
1914 - The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.
1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show." Paar was host for five years.
1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.
1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1967 - Fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin. 134 U.S. servicemen were killed.
1968 - Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.
1975 - OAS (Organization of American States) members voted to lift collective sanctions against Cuba. The U.S. government welcomed the action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with Cuba on normalization.
1981 - England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married.
1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.
1993 - The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible." His death sentence was thrown out and he was set free.
1997 - Minamata Bay in Japan was declared free of mercury 40 years after contaminated food fish were blamed for deaths and birth defects.
1998 - The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues.
2005 - Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.

World News

Norway's 'lone-wolf' attacks stir angst in Europe
European officials at an emergency counter-terror meeting see a continent-wide threat from right-wing extremists amid mounting Islamophobia - and warn of possible copycats.

Afghan Taliban launch twin attacks in the south
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two suicide bombers and militants armed with heavy weapons launched twin attacks targeting the Afghan government and its allies Thursday, killing at least 19 people in the latest outburst of violence weakening the government's grip on the Taliban's southern heartland....

US to continue spy flights after jets 'pursued' by China over Taiwan
Taiwan's defence ministry said it sent two F-16 fighters to intercept the Chinese Sukhoi-27 jets near the central line across the 113-mile wide Strait in late June, the first such incursion for 12 years.

Report: 3,000 people missing in Syrian uprising
(AP) BEIRUT — A global campaigning organization said Thursday that one person disappears in Syria every hour and that almost 3,000 people have gone missing since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad more than four months ago.

Australian Airports To Test Non Irradiating Body Scanners
Australian airports have begun trialing body scanning technology that neither emits any form of radiation, nor produces a naked image of the person passing through it...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

AWOL Soldier Arrested Over Concerns of 2nd Alleged Plot to Attack Ft. Hood
An Army private has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood soldiers that authorities suggest was close to being carried out. The arrest, first reported by Fox News, comes nearly two years after a deadly shooting rampage at the base.

Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rural America now accounts for just 16 percent of the nation's population, the lowest ever.

Ex-astronaut Lisa Nowak forced out of Navy
A former astronaut banished from NASA after she confronted a romantic rival in a bizarre episode is being kicked out of the Navy, officials said Thursday.
Capt. Lisa Nowak will retire with an "other than honorable" discharge and her pay grade will be knocked down one rank, Assistant Secretary of Navy Juan Garcia said in a statement.

U.S. intelligence: Al-Qaida near collapse
ARLINGTON, Va., July 27 (UPI) -- The killing of Osama bin Laden and seven years of CIA drone strikes have pushed al-Qaida to the brink of collapse, U.S. counterterrorism officials say. Terrorism against the United States and Americans will likely continue...

Obama to Approve ‘Al-Qaeda Embassy’ in Washington
The Obama administration is preparing to follow Britain in recognizing the rebel National Transitional Council as the official government of Libya by approving an embassy in Washington DC, which given the fact that the rebel army is spearheaded by Al-Qaeda militants who have killed U.S. troops...

VIDEO: 9/11 Cancer Study Pits Scientists Against First Responders
On Tuesday, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health published a review finding there is "very little" evidencing linking cancer and the release of toxins in the air when the World Trade Center collapsed, which led to the fund's decision to withhold compensation. As a result, first responders and their supporters are clashing with the review process.

DU – You Don’t Have To Inhale Or Ingest It For It To Make You Sick
From Multiple Horses’ Mouths: More, Much More on Ignored and Suppressed US Government and Military Data that Show the Threat of Harmful Effects of “Consolidated Quantities” of Concentrated “Depleted” Uranium (DU) Munitions.

QUARTZITE, AZ: Escalation in Arizona: Firearms confiscated
Residents of the Arizona town that's now a YouTube sensation after police forcibly removed a woman speaking at a recent public meeting are now experiencing firearms confiscation by the government.

15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops? How Eavesdropping Laws Are Taking Away Our Best Defense Against Police Brutality
More and more people use their smart phones to record police misconduct. But laws against wiretapping are being used to intimidate and stop them.

Busting Posse Comitatus: Military Cops Arrest Civilians in Florida City
“Here at Homestead Air Reserve Base we have the Crime Stop hotline that allows anyone either on base or off the installation to anonymously report a crime,” explains the Homestead Air Reserve Base website.

IMF and CFR Insider Recruited by Obama White House
The Obama administration has recruited an IMF insider to be White House special assistant to the president for international economic affairs. On Thursday, Caroline Atkinson resigned from the globalist organization where she was director of external relations.

WRAPUP 9-Republican rebels force new delay in US debt crisis
WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - Urgent efforts to avoid an unprecedented U.S. debt default hit another snag on Thursday when some rebel Republican lawmakers refused to back a budget deficit plan proposed by their own congressional leaders.

TSA readying new behavior detection plan for airport checkpoints
The federal government is planning to introduce new behavior detection techniques at airport checkpoints as soon as next month, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday.

Support for Ron Paul Runs High Among Members of the Military
In fact, Paul’s popularity is so high among U.S. service members that the Texas Congressman’s presidential campaign has received more money from U.S. soldiers than any other candidate in the 2012 presidential race.


VIDEO: Ron Paul's thoughts on the debt issue and why he's voting NO

Heritage Foundation Study Encourages Americans to Understand National and International Poverty
The national news is buzzing about a study released by the Heritage Foundation about modern poverty in the United States. Political pundits are using this study to fuel the fire in the debate about the debt-ceiling crisis and the issue of entitlements.

Marc Faber - The “Great (Monetary) Reset” Will Destroy Cash
With gold trading strong above $1,600, today King World News interviewed one of the greats, Dr. Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of the Gloom Boom Doom report. When asked if there will soon be a deal on the debt ceiling in the US Faber stated, “Yes, I’m sure there will be an agreement, but it doesn’t solve the fundamental problem of excessive debt and of further, very substantial deficits. Audio interview here.(scroll down to lower left hand corner on this hyperlink for the audio )

VIDEO: CNN's Jack Cafferty: GE Moves $14 Billion Per Year X-Ray Business To China
Cafferty and Blitzer also remind viewers that that GE paid no corporate income taxes for 2009 and 2010 despite making several billion in U.S.-based profits. Don't forget that Immelt is the head of Obama's Jobs Council and a board member of the New York Federal Reserve.

How The Two-Party Oligarchy Uses The Democrat Vs Republican Charade To Loot The Country
The tragic comedy that is the deficit debate is helping to further expose the opening salvo of another “brutal campaign of economic shock and awe,” or as journalistic appeasers would say, “austerity.”

The truth about the Social Security Act..
You may be surprised to learn that evidence exists that you have had a make-believe twin from the time your mother and father permitted a Birth Certificate to be filed for you. This make-believe friend is not real, but artificial. It was created by law and is hereafter referred to as the Straw Man; an artificial entity that has a name very similar to yours. Here is the legal definition of straw man... Related article & video.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Six plumes erupt over 12 hours - California and Nevada - ALL VOLCANO SITES
Download Google Earth so you can view these volcanic spots for yourself. For daily updates, visit dutchsinse's Channel.

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Missouri To Stay Out Of Its Banks For 2 More Months
Authorities said it will be late September or early October before the Missouri River returns to its banks. Upstream water releases at Gavins Point ...

Exxon’s Oil on 60% of Yellowstone River Shore
The tally released Tuesday by Montana Department of Environmental Quality director Richard Opper offers one the first clear gauges of the scope of the spill after weeks of high water slowed access to fouled areas.

Coast Guard Testifies It’s Totally Unprepared for an Arctic Oil Spill
USCG Admiral Robert Papp countered the oil industry’s claims that it would be prepared for an oil spill, saying: “If this were to happen off the North Slope of Alaska, we’d have nothing. We’re starting from ground zero today…. We have zero to operate with at present.”

Science & Technology

Al Gore’s “drowned polar bear” AIT source under investigation
JUNEAU, Alaska — A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave...

Part Human/Part Animal Hybrid Monsters Are Being Created By Scientists All Over The Planet
Crazed scientists all over the globe are "playing god" with the very building blocks of life. Today, thanks to extraordinary advances in the field of genetic modification, scientists are now able to do things that were once unthinkable.

Cloned beagle glows in the dark, comes with on/off switch
The switch isn't like a big metal toggle on the dog's butt or anything; it's a chemical trigger. If you give this dog (a two year old female beagle named Tegon) an antibiotic called doxycycline along with her food, she'll start to glow under ultraviolet light:


Poll Finds Americans Gloomy On Some Promises In Health Law
Americans are pessimistic that the new health care law will improve the quality of medicine, do a better job protecting consumers or lower costs, a new poll shows.

New concerns over swine flu jab after children given it 'hit by sudden sleep syndrome'
A swine flu vaccine which has been given to thousands of children in Britain may cause the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and nodding off suddenly without warning. (April 2011 article but worth reading)

Cataracts, hips, knees and tonsils: NHS begins rationing operations
Two-thirds of health trusts in England are rationing treatments for "non-urgent" conditions as part of the drive to reduce costs in the NHS by £20bn over the next four years.

Widely used CAD mammography tool fails to find invasive breast cancer, causes needless tests and stress
(NaturalNews) Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology, which analyzes mammography images and marks suspicious areas for radiologists to review, has been widely hyped and pushed on women as a way to insure invasive breast cancer is spotted on mammograms...

Vitamin E tocotrienols improve metabolic markers to prevent vascular and cancer risks
Very few people realize that there are eight different fractions of vitamin E known as tocotrienols that are essential to optimal health and protect against vascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Tocotrienols are so critical...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Guerilla gardeners sow seed bombs worldwide
Where blighted or abandoned land sits idle in vacant lots or on street meridians, under park benches or in the bare areas under trees, look for a latter day Johnny Appleseed to take aim. Under the radar of city planners and police, they may...

Genetically engineered maize with synthetic toxin approved for usage in EU food and feed
Maize producing three different insecticidal toxins, one of which is synthesized artificially was approved for usage in food and feed by the EU Commission.

Microalgae could be Texas' next big cash crop
There are an estimated 200,000 to 800,000 species of microalgae -- microscopic algae that thrive in freshwater and marine systems; scientists say microalgae offers a huge, untapped source of fuel, food, feed, pharmaceuticals, and even pollution-busters; it is set to be Texas' next big cash crop


VIDEO: Fox News Says Poor Are Really Rich – Colbert Explains
Political Satire/Parody: Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert Tuesday outlined a new report by the conservative Heritage Foundation that complains the poor in America “have air conditioning, cable TV, and a host of other modern amenities.”

Why Men Die First
It's not because they want to...

Today In History - Thursday - July 28, 2011
1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics.
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.
1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.
1896 - The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.
1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.
1942 - L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox. The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.
1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1976 - An earthquake in northern China, killed at least 242,000 people.
1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.
1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.
2006 - Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found off Australia. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.

World News

Iran revolutionary guards' commander set to become president of Opec
Rostam Ghasemi, who is blacklisted by western powers, could have major role in determining global oil price.

Russia threatens to wreck the reset
Russia has threatened the Obama administration that it will end cooperation on Iran and prevent the transfer of material to Afghanistan if Congress passes a law criticizing Russian human rights practices.

Classified report: Russia tied to blast at U.S. embassy
U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russia’s military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Black Helicopters Seen In Multiple States As Pentagons Deployment Of 20,000 Troops Inside United States Set To Be Ready This Year
Since our groundbreaking article, Pentagon To Deploy 20,000 Troops In CONUS For Civil Unrest, we have received many different tips and eye witness accounts related to the possible deployment of foreign and/or American military to quell civil unrest inside the United States as well as a reports of a growing number of large, unmarked black helicopters.

**MEDIA ALERT** Military Training Exercises to Take Place In and Around Boston
Joint federal military training exercises will take place within and around the Boston area between July 26th and August 5th.

Former Blackwater firm moves to Washington area
Xe still has major contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department and other U.S. agencies. In recent months, USTC has made several prominent hires, including of well-known Washington figures. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft now serves as Xe’s ethics adviser, and Jack Quinn, a top lobbyist and former counsel to President Bill Clinton, is an independent director.

The United States Exists in Two Forms
The rewritten Constitution of the UNITED STATES CORPORATION bypasses the original Constitution for the United States of America, which explains why our Congressmen and Senators don’t abide by it, and the President can write Executive Orders to do whatever he/she wants. They are following corporate laws that completely strip sovereigns of their God given unalienable rights.

Texas DPS “Aggressively” Recruits Former Military
An email received by documents an “aggressive” effort by the Texas Department of Safety to recruit former members of the military. The email consists of an internal memo sent to DPS employees. The information was not intended to be released to the citizens of Texas.

Federal aid won't cover 9/11-related cancer
New Yorkers in the area during the World Trade Center attacks now suffering from cancer will not be covered under federal aid, the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health reported Tuesday.

Forced DNA Collection Without Search Warrant Violates Privacy Rights
he forced collection of DNA samples from arrestees without search warrants violates their Fourth Amendment right to privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal appeals court in an amicus brief filed Monday.

Bill Harming Online Privacy Moving Through Congress
Today, the House Judiciary Committee is voting whether to approve legislation that would create a sweeping new provision requiring Internet companies (email, cloud, social networking, and more) to collect and retain hundreds of millions of records about the identity of online users. The bill, HR 1981...


US Postal Service plans to close 3,653 post offices
Unfortunately, in a very strange twist of fate, exactly 236 years to the day of Franklin’s founding of his post office, the operators of the Franklin branch, along with the postmasters of 3,653 other post offices throughout the nation, were informed that their branches are likely to be shut down.
** Related: Complete List of branches being considered for closing - listed by State

VIDEO: Can Obama Use The 14th Amendment And Raise The Debt Ceiling Alone? Hell No Says Judge Napolitano

Obama urged to invoke 14th Amendment as debt ceiling deadline nears
Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, said Wednesday that if the president is delivered a bill to raise the debt ceiling for only a short period of time, he should instead veto it and turn to the phrase in the Constitution that says the validity of the U.S. government’s debt “shall not be questioned.”

Rival debt plans in doubt, alternatives sought
(Reuters) - Top Republicans and Democrats worked behind the scenes on Wednesday on a compromise to avert a crippling U.S. default even as they publicly pressed ahead with rival debt plans that have little chance of winning broad congressional approval.

WAKE UP AMERICA! - The Real U.S. Budget Problem: Defense & War Spending Equal 94% Of All Federal Income Tax Revenues
What's missing from the debt-ceiling discussion, albeit nothing new to DB readers, is spending on wars and the pentagon. It's not even being mentioned as a possibility in any of the competing debt plans...

This Is What A Collapsing Ponzi Scheme Looks Like: Housing Market Headed Off A Cliff As A Shocking 10.8 Million Mortgages At Risk Of Default
With defaults already piling up, the shadow inventory of homes has been growing rapidly, and given this new data the number is going to skyrocket. As this chart shows, the total has gone up from 2 million homes in 2009 to 3.35 million as of April, a 67.5% increase already. chart on foreclosures

Dollar Default to Change Gold/Silver Markets
It is strange that the least sophisticated parts of the world have the greatest appreciation of the value of precious metals. It is also strange that the most sophisticated sides of the world are taking so long to recognize the dangers facing the present monetary system. We are caught up in what is a “normal” money system that we deny the dangers because they threaten our “normality”.

Time to Be Bullish on Silver?
All of this should spark a silver rush that is already running full throttle. As the U.S. dollar has weakened, the Chinese – historically protective of their hard assets – have been running for cover. Demand for the metal soared by 67% in China in the past three years, and the country was responsible for 23% of global consumption in 2010.

Energy & Environment

Radiation Concern Prompts Aeon to Test Beef for Cesium Level
Concern that nuclear radiation fallout is contaminating meat prompted Aeon Co., owner of Japan’s biggest supermarket chain, to start testing beef for cancer-causing substances. Aeon will start selling beef today in Tokyo stores tested by an independent laboratory to be within safe limits for radioactive cesium, it said in a statement. The heightened surveillance may boost confidence in the safety of beef after agriculture officials said July 26 that 2,906 cattle ate tainted feed, potentially leading to contaminated meat.

SPECIAL REPORT: Fukushima long ranked Japan's most hazardous nuclear plant - Ohio ranks number one
TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant ranked as one of the most dangerous in the world for radiation exposure years before it was destroyed... The world's most dangerous plant is the Perry nuclear plant located in Ohio. Special report with graphics here.

Nuke plant could restart this year
Omaha World-Herald - The flooded Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station could resume operations within the next couple of months...

USDA Closing Roads to Public Lands While Opening Doors for the United Nations
Sheriff Mack sums this up best “…local officials have the right, the power, and the duty to stand against the far reaching incursions by our own Federal Government.” ...

Czech President says the climate change movement is a threat to democracy
In a Sydney hotel on Monday night, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist who fought against communism, was warning of the new threats to our freedom he recognizes in the doctrine of global warming.

Science & Technology

Genetic Genocide: Humanity’s Greatest Threat
Pandora’s Box has surely been opened. A dangerous genetic experiment has come out of the shadows, and the human-animal hybrids, chimeras and other transgenic clones it has yielded now threaten to endanger and irrevocably alter life as we know it.

VIDEO: Long-term, universal flu shot on horizon
A universal flu vaccine "seemed completely out of reach only a few years ago," Collins said. That's because flu viruses mutate yearly, causing small changes in surface coatings, which make old vaccines obsolete. Recently however, scientists have found "there are parts of the viral coat that don't change.


Obamacare opponents in Ohio collect enough signatures to get constitutional amendment on fall ballot
(NaturalNews) After months of collecting signatures to get a constitutional amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on the November 8 ballot, Ohio residents opposed to the health care overhaul have...

FDA Copies the European Union and Slips In One of its Deadliest Weapons
Are the NDI guidelines the ultimate FDA tool to freeze dietary supplement innovation? A special report by Robert Verkerk, PhD, ANH-USA Scientific Director and ANH-Europe Executive and Scientific Director.

New research reveals how natural health approach, not Big Pharma, can prevent more than half of all Alzheimer's cases
(NaturalNews) If you've ever had a relative fade away from you and lose the ability to remember names, faces, events and even how to get dressed or hold a cup of coffee, you know the heartbreaking horror of the disease known as Alzheimer's (AD). And let's...

Vitamin D deficiency causes mental disorders in children
(NaturalNews) A new study shows that children with psychosis and other severe mental health disorders also have twice as much vitamin D deficiency as children who are mentally healthy...

Cancer charity scams millions
Charges against a supposed charity are being filed after bosses at the Coalition Against Breast Cancer spent allegedly only half a percent of the donations they received towards helping their cause.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Organic v. Monsanto
More than 270,000 organic farmers are taking on corporate agriculture giant Monsanto in a lawsuit filed March 30. Led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, the family farmers are fighting for the right to keep a portion of the world food supply organic.

White House Collusion with Biotech & FOI Lawsuit Filed
WASHINGTON – July 21 – In an effort to boost exports, the Obama White House has entered into a joint venture with the agricultural biotechnology industry to remove barriers to the spread of genetically engineered (GE) crops, even on national wildlife refuges...

Consolidation of seed companies leading to corporate domination of world food supply
(NaturalNews) Throughout the history of agriculture across the globe, farming has always been a diversified sector of the economy. Small, self-sustaining, family farms were the order of the day in most cultures. Even as small farms grew larger and more...

The Wheels Come Off the Bus on Genetically Engineered Crops!
Despite a lack of independent safety testing, the government has seen fit to declare there will be no oversight of a genetically engineered grass. Is this the beginning of a GE avalanche?

Drifting pesticides basis for trespass case
An appellate court in Minnesota has agreed with an organic farmer that "pesticide drift" from a neighboring farm can be trespass.

Australian Government Planning To Regulate Thousands Of Common Plants
The Federal Attorney General wants to expand the list of federally prohibited plants. The list currently has 5 types of plants in it which can be used as drugs. This is to be expanded to include hundreds (possibly thousands) of other species which are common garden plants.


Nora The Piano Cat™ in “The Sequel”
This is not a trick taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She's almost four now. She plays only when the mood strikes her, which is usually several time a times a day for short periods. More Nora here.


Air Force Declassifies UFO Documents, Roswell, Grudge and More, See Them Yourself
The Air Force has secrets – and now you can see them for yourself. Documents pertaining to UFOs, nuclear issues, conflicts, Strategic Air Command, and Combat Search & Rescue are now declassified...

Today In History - Wednesday - July 27, 2011
1775 - Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.
1778 - The British and French fleets fought to a standoff in the first Battle of Ushant.
1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S. Congress. The agency was later known as the Department of State.
1804 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1909 - Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
1914 - British troops invaded the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and began to disarm Irish rebels.
1921 - Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.
1944 - U.S. troops completed the liberation of Guam.
1953 - The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea.
1955 - The Allied occupation of Austria ended.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.
1965 - In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette packages.
1967 - U.S. President Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence in the wake of urban rioting.
1974 - The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against President Richard Nixon.
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.
1996 - At the Atlanta Olympics a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.
1999 - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle mission to be commanded by a woman.
2003 - It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that there was no monster in Loch Ness. The investigation used 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to trawl the loch. Reports of sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster" began in the 6th century.
2006 - Intel Corp introduced its Core 2 Duo microprocessors.

World News

Norway police slammed for slow response to rampage
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- When Anders Behring Breivik launched his assault on the youth campers of Utoya Island, he expected Norway's special forces to swoop down and stop him at any minute....

Analysts believe Iran scientist death was a foreign hit
"Assassinations will continue to be a tool used in this covert war. While it's impossible to tell with certainty whether Rezaie was an active nuclear scientist, his death appears to be another episode in that war," said London-based analyst Ghanem Nuseibeh, founder of Cornerstone Global Associates.

Whatever Happened to the War Powers Act Controversy?
Call it last month’s biggest controversy, if you’d like. When U.S. military involvement in Libya passed the 90-day mark [1] in June, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had sharp words—and even a lawsuit [2]—ready for President Obama.

VIDEO: Hard talk over NATO missile defense in Europe
RT 7/26/11 - NATO's plans for European missile defense still remain an unresolved issue in its relations with Russia. Russia’s envoy to NATO insists the US, which is the initiating side of the project, should provide security for all partners.

Exclusive: U.S. Blocks Oversight of Its Mercenary Army in Iraq
By January 2012, the State Department will do something it’s never done before: command a mercenary army the size of a heavy combat brigade. That’s the plan to provide security for its diplomats in Iraq once the U.S. military withdraws.

Guns from botched US operation found at Mexican crime scenes
Revelation blow to Obama administration as at least 122 weapons from undercover operation traced across border.

EU Exploits Norway Massacre to Stifle Dissent
Wasting little time in exploiting the freshly dead bodies of dozens of Norwegian teenagers to push its draconian agenda, the European Union has swiftly announced that it plans to set up an “early warning system” to combat “extremism,” ...

Finland to boost web surveillance after Norway attacks
HELSINKI — Finnish police said Monday they will monitor the Internet more rigorously for evidence of extremists plots following last week’s twin massacres in neighboring Norway.

Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to destroy the Left
Tony Blair agreed to blare Rupert Murdoch’s tune “He essentially did the deal with the devil”

As cash-strapped motorists are forced to pay record petrol prices, BP makes profit
As cash-strapped motorists are forced to pay high prices for petrol at the pumps, oil giant BP today unveiled profits of £3.2bn in just three months.

Gold Demand Outstrips Inventory For the First Time Since 2008
Swiss bank UBS said that gold, which cracked the $1,600 a troy ounce mark on Monday, will be the only precious metal with a supply deficit this year, as demand outstrips inventory for the first time since 2008.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The United States Exists in Two Forms
The rewritten Constitution of the UNITED STATES CORPORATION bypasses the original Constitution for the United States of America, which explains why our Congressmen and Senators don’t abide by it, and the President can write Executive Orders to do whatever he/she wants. They are following corporate laws that completely strip sovereigns of their God given unalienable rights.

Executive Order--Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations
"I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the activities of significant transnational criminal organizations, such as those listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems."  Read More...

National Emergency Powers - Updated  August 2007
The President of the United States has available certain powers that may be exercised in the event that the nation is threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances (other than natural disasters, war, or near-war situations). Such powers may be stated explicitly or implied by the Constitution, assumed by the Chief Executive to be permissible constitutionally, or inferred from or specified by statute. Through legislation, Congress has made a great many delegations of authority in this regard over the past 200 years.

GOP lawmaker admits he’s extorting Congress to rewrite Constitution
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Monday that he is giving Congress ten days to pass a constitutional amendment that would make raising taxes nearly impossible. And if he doesn’t get what he wants, he will do everything in his power to force the U.S. to default on its debts.

Russian, US military will counter a mock terrorist attack in joint exercises
Moscow and Washington will hold joint nuclear security exercises in early August to train in measures for the safe delivery of nuclear warheads. The drills, codenamed Crimson Rider, will be held at the Camp Guernsey Base in Wyoming...

California "Dream Act" Approved For Illegal Aliens
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday a bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive privately funded scholarships to attend the state's public colleges and universities.

More Americans unhappy with Obama on economy, jobs
More than a third of Americans now believe that President Obama’s policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Widest wealth gap between US whites, minorities
The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels since the U.S. government began tabulating them a quarter-century ago.

VIDEO: FOX: Ron Paul Is A Real Threat To Win Ames Straw Poll!
FOX: July, 25, 2011 - Ron Paul Is A Real Threat To Win Ames Straw Poll. Very nice coverage of Doctor Paul in this recent FOX clip.

Spontaneous social media revolution erupts, thousands say 'f*&% you' to Washington
(NaturalNews) - Users of the popular social media site Twitter know that "trending" topics, or popular topics that are being "tweeted" about often on the site, are typically accompanied by "hash tags" that help better categorize...

Democrats Oppose Obama-U.N. Gun Control Treaty
July 26, 2011 - Twelve Democratic senators have joined 45 Republicans in a fast growing movement to halt progress on an Obama-backed United Nations effort that could bring international gun control into the United States and slap America's gun owners with severe restrictions.

Threats to Police Pensions, A Wake-Up Call For Cops?
The divide-and-conquer strategies of the top-down control system have been fairly successful so far in pitting the police against the public. A vast militarization of local police due to the wars on drugs and terror have led to escalating abuse of the American citizenry by their own protectors.


House GOP revolts against Boehner plan
House Republicans do not have enough support to pass their debt-ceiling increase plan on their own, a top conservative said Tuesday as his party’s leaders tried to cobble together a coalition of Republicans and Democrats to put the bill over the top.

Obama to Banks: We're Not Defaulting
While officials from the Obama Administration raised their rhetoric over the weekend about the possibility of a debt default if the debt ceiling isn't raised, they privately have been telling top executives at major U.S. banks that such an event won’t happen, FOX Business has learned.

The 400 Richest Americans Pay An 18% Tax Rate
Forbes - The 400 richest Americans used to pay 30% of their income on the average to Uncle Sam. Today, they pay 18% on the average, according to Steve Rattner, a Wall Street financier, who just presented these figures on Mornings With Joe, MSNBC.

Ala. county readies for possible record bankruptcy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's largest county began laying the groundwork Tuesday for what would be the largest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy after three years of trying to work out a solution with Wall Street to more than $3 billion in debt linked to a massive sewer rehabilitation project tainted by corruption.

Scenic, once known as a Wild West town next to the Badlands, now finds itself in an unlikely place: listed for sale by the woman who has owned much of the town for years. And she is hoping to get as much as $799,000...

Marc Faber - The “Great (Monetary) Reset” Will Destroy Cash
When asked about the eventual monetary reset he expects and how he sees that playing out Faber had this to say, “Well when the reset comes it will be say a hundred dollar bill will be exchanged for a one dollar bill or something like this. Before we have the Great Reset, the government they will increase the war effort under whatever excuse that will be but I think that is the likely course of action...The wealth destruction will be interesting because...the people that suffer the most before the reset happens are actually the cash holders.”

Investors: The $1 Billion Armageddon Trade Placed Against The United States
Jack Barnes: July 25th, 2011 - Someone dropped a bomb on the bond market Thursday – a $1 billion Armageddon trade betting the United States will lose its AAA credit rating. In one moment, an invisible trader placed a single trade that moved the most liquid debt market in the world.

Energy & Environment

133 acres burned on lab property
Las Conchas: Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory were insistent throughout that the Los Conchas Fire only came onto LANL and Department of Energy property twice.

VIDEO: People in Albuquerque more concerned over black Rio Grande water from Los Alamos-area fire
The State Environment Department said water is being tested as ash continues to flow down the Rio Grande from the Las Conchas fire. But so far, state officials don't believe any test results have come back.

Science & Technology

Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas
ScienceDaily (July 25, 2011) — Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion.


Tampa General Hospital files $9.2 million claim for treatment
Fort Myers hospital consultant Peter Young said, "A bill that large may well be in a league of its own and a Guinness Book of records bill!"

Psychiatric disease labeling of children exposed as scam by non-profit group
(NaturalNews) Child drugging has been a huge profitable market for Big Pharma, earning them $4.8 billion dollars a year. They have done everything in their power to convince the press, legislators and especially parents why children need to be put on...

Understand the connection between food allergies and diabetes
Here is food for thought. Food allergies can actually cause diabetic responses complicating anti-diabetic protocols and treatments. With Diabetes Mellitus being a metabolic disorder, diabetes becomes less controllable or irreversible when...

Study pushes dangerous drug as urinary infection cure, but cranberries work better
(NaturalNews) A just published study emphasizes that the super strong Big Pharma antibiotic combo trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (dubbed TMP-SMX, for short, and marketed as Bactrim, Bethaprim, Cotrim and Septra) appears to be more effective for repeated...

Obesity causes over 100,000 cancers per year
As it turns out, fat tissue isn't just a dormant storage depot for calories. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, more than 100,000 cancer cases in the U.S. are linked to excess body fat - most of them are preventable...

Grape and grape extract compounds help protect against Alzheimer's disease development
Researchers publishing the result of a study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that eating grapes and supplementing with grape seed extract compounds help to prevent the development and progression of Alzheimer's dementia...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Farmers from Iowa to Pennsylvania Fear 100% Crop Loss
"Farmers are fearing a complete loss of their crops without appreciable and prolonged rain events soon."


Stuck at the Airport with Nothing to Do?
I was recently mildly inconvenienced by the Chilean ash cloud when wanting to fly to Melbourne. I love this idea of looking at things from a positive perspective…. Go guys!!

The True Difference Between Men & Women
There really IS a difference between male and female tennis players…. and you think you know what it is? Maybe not… check it out here!!!


Sales of supersize toilet seats for the overweight soar
Sales of an oversized toilet seat have been surging as Britain's obesity rate has gone through the roof. The Big John toilet seat is five inches wider than a normal seat, and can hold a person weighing up to 60 stone.

We're dumbing down our films for American audiences, says McAvoy
Actor James McAvoy believes British film makers are dumbing down their movies to satisfy audiences in the US. He told Sky News: "We dumb our movies down because we want Americans to understand them.

Today In History - Tuesday - July 26, 2011
1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.
1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1881 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184).
1907 - The Chester was launched. It was the first turbine-propelled ship.
1908 - U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.
1945 - Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister.
1947 - U.S. President Truman signed The National Security Act. The act created the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1948 - U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
1953 - Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually ousted Batista six years later.
1956 - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
1964 - Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund.
1971 - Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1986 - In Lebanon, kidnappers released the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco. Jenco had been held for nearly 19 months.
1998 - AT&T and British Telecommunications PLC announced they were forming a joint venture to combine international operations and develop a new Internet system.

World News

Why Norway's worst mass killer will be given a jail sentence of only 21 years... and could be on weekend parole in seven
Norway's mass killer faces a maximum jail term of just 21 years. Astonishingly, that is the longest sentence available to judges in Norway's benevolent justice system.

Coverage of the Norwegian tragedy: jumping to conclusions, absurdist claims and unanswered questions
As the days go by following the horrific slaughter at Utoya and the bombing in Oslo, the information has only become more confused and self-contradictory. The media began with the baseless conjecture that it was an al Qaeda-affiliated group behind the attacks.

Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian'
WASHINGTON – A review of Anders Behring Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto shows the media's quick characterization of the Norwegian terrorist as a "Christian" may be as incorrect as it was to call Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh one. Related video.

YouTube: NORWAY SHOOTER - If you see something SAY something
OK - We see it - So we are "Saying" it!

Bank Financed Drug Gang Plans to Overthrow Mexican Government Next Year
Last week, Carmen Álvarez Excelsior wrote a report for claiming the notorious drug gang Los Zetas will attempt to overthrow the Mexican government next year using weapons sent by the United States.

Chinese fighter jets ‘repel’ US aircraft
Two Chinese fighter jets crossed an unofficial dividing line in the Taiwan Strait late last month in pursuit of a US spy aircraft, according to defense sources in Taipei and Beijing.

Libya says NATO killed 7 At Hospital, bombed food stocks
AFP | Gaddafi’s regime accused NATO of killing at least seven people in a raid on a medical clinic and destroying stocks of food on Monday in the western Libyan town of Zliten.

NATO war crime: Libya water supply
A NATO terrorist attack has hit a water pipes factory in al-Brega, murdering six guards, this being the factory which makes pipes for the great man-made irrigation system across the desert which brings water to seventy per cent of Libyan homes...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Tells Her Story in Exclusive ABC News Interview
ABC News | “I want justice. I want him to go to jail,” Nafissatou Diallo told ABC’s Robin Roberts.

Japan Scientists Say Sea Radiation Tests May Miss Seafood Threat
Depending on the species, fish have been known to accumulate as much as 100 times the amount of pollutants in the environment,” Jota Kanda, a professor at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology specializing in marine environment, said by phone yesterday.

6 Ways Food is Being Used as a Weapon
Hungry people will do anything for food, which means that those who have control over food can use it as leverage. In 1974, Henry Kissinger suggested using food as a weapon to induce targeted population reduction in a previously classified 200-page report...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama: Doing Things On My Own Is Very Tempting
(CNN) July 25, 2011 - America’s immigration system is broken, but only a bipartisan political movement can fix it, President Barack Obama said Monday. “The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions,” Obama told the National Council of La Raza.

The Looting Of America: The Federal Reserve Made $16 Trillion In Secret Loans To Their Bankster Friends And The Media Is Ignoring...
A one-time limited GAO audit of the Federal Reserve that was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has uncovered some eye-popping corruption at the Fed and the mainstream media is barely even covering it.

Video: City To Firefighter and Police Retirees: Give Up 50% Of Your Pension Or Risk Losing It All
The city of Central Falls, Rhode Island says they are so broke they had to give their retirees a dreaded ultimatum — give up 50% of your pension or risk losing it all.

Feds to Grab Land for Homeland Security
H.R. 1505: Another Federal land grab, with exemptions from environmental regulations, and a few more just for good measure. And just who has the authority over these lands? Why Homeland Security, of course.

Video: Super Congress Will KILL Real Congress
Super Congress to bypass Elected Reps. The march to total Evil is almost complete!

VIDEO: Geithner: "We Write 80 Million Checks A Month"
"Just remember, this is the United States of America. We write 80 million checks a month. There are millions and millions of Americans that depend on those checks coming on time," Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told "FOX News Sunday."

The List Everyone Is Talking About
Here is “The List” that we speak of in “The Video Congress Does Not Want You To See”. Check to see if your representative in Congress is on this list. This is a trend analysis of the data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics using their average net worth calculations. Related video here.


Don't Miss the Chance to Profit from the Silver Price Rebound
"Silver is obviously on the move," said Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald. "Thanks to continued fiscal follies, it has come screaming out of the proverbial hole it dug for itself a few weeks ago. In fact, barring some sort of massive financial reckoning in Washington, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that silver will hit $60 an ounce in the near future."

BOMBSHELL: Mortgage Industry Catalog And Price Sheet For FABRICATED Foreclosure Documents Leaked
According to a report on the Daily Bail, a lawyer has leaked an industry catalog and a price sheet for fabricated documents which is attached to this page. The catalog provides Wall Street Bankers that are committing widespread mortgage fraud by running foreclosure mills a means of fabricating documents on demand to push fraudulent foreclosures through the courts.

GASPARINO: The White House Is Privately Telling Bankers That We Won't Default If Debt Deadline Missed
It's looking more and more likely that Congress will not hit the August 2 deadline, but according to Charlie Gasparino you should have no fear. He reports that in secret, the administration has been making calls to Wall Street, telling bankers that the administration will find a way to avoid no matter what.

Regulators Close Three Banks; US Bank Closures Reach 58 In 2011
(RTTNews) - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. or FDIC announced Friday the shuttering of two banks in Florida, and one in Colorado, taking the count of U.S. bank closures in 2011 to 58, after the 157 bank closures in 2010.

Broke! 10 Facts About The Financial Condition Of American Families That Will Blow Your Mind
The crumbling U.S. economy is putting an extraordinary amount of financial stress on American families. For many Americans, "flat broke" has become a permanent condition. Today, over half of all American families live paycheck to paycheck.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Husband’s Firm Cashes In BILLIONS On Foreclosure Crisis
On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband’s real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.

Preparing for worst as debt-limit talks drag on
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scrambling to protect themselves against a U.S. default, investors are buying gold and foreign currencies, using derivatives to bet on a stock market collapse and taking out complicated insurance policies....

Energy & Environment

Japan’s Food-Chain Threat Multiplies as Fukushima Radiation Spreads
Radiation fallout from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant poses a growing threat to Japan’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium found in beef on supermarket shelves were also detected in more vegetables and the ocean.

YouTube: Japanese government killing its own people in Fukushima
On the 19th of July 2011, people in Fukushima had a meeting with government officals from Tokyo to demand that the government evacuate people promptly in Fukushima and provide financial and logistical support for them. Also, they brought urine of children to the meeting and demanded that the government test it.

Wintry blast brings New Zealand’s South Island to a standstill
NEW ZEALAND July 24, 2011 - Flights out of the South Island have been badly disrupted with flights from Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown cancelled this morning. Flights at Invercargill airport were experiencing delays. Meanwhile, 200 people were stranded in a hall north of Dunedin this morning.

Feds can't make up minds on mercury bulbs
In what critics call a classic case of the government working at cross purposes, Washington is forcing residents across the country to install mercury lighting inside their homes while phasing out mercury lighting outside homes to protect the environment.

Science & Technology

Crash raises doubts about China's fast rail plans
BEIJING (AP) -- Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored by a bullet train wreck that killed at least 39 people....


Pineapple Enzyme Fights Cancer and Inflammation
Bromelain is a natural compound extracted from pineapples that is rapidly taking its position aside many of the most powerful natural nutrients in the war on cancer and other chronic conditions that take the lives of millions every year.

Eating Nuts Daily Could Help Control Type 2 Diabetes and Prevent Complications, Study Suggests.
Eating nuts every day could help control Type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. St. Michael's Hospital Risk Factor Modification Centre) reports that consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates proved effective at glycemic and serum lipid control for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Lavender essential oil is effective in combating fungal infections
(NaturalNews) Recent studies have shown that lavender oil may be more effective in combating fungal infections than conventional anti-fungal medication. Athlete's foot, ringworm and other fungal infections may effectively be treated using this inexpensive, natural oil.

Beat acid reflux naturally
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux or gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common conditions affecting Americans today. This condition is characterized by a burning sensation in the chest that has coined the term "heartburn." An anti-inflammatory lifestyle has been shown to beat acid reflux naturally.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Proposed road rules for farmers anger some
"It's a huge deal for us," said John Youngberg of the Montana Farm Bureau. After years of allowing state governments to waive commercial driver's license requirements for farmers hauling crops or driving farm equipment on public roads, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is poised to do away with the exceptions.

Dangerous levels of lead found in many garden hoses
(NaturalNews) Allowing your kids to play with the garden hose, filling the inflatable kiddie pool, nourishing your garden with hose water -- these all seem like harmless activities. However, research is now proving otherwise.

Gardening activities reduce lung cancer risk by 50%
(NaturalNews) Not only is having a green thumb a great way to stay healthier and happier, but new research shows it can actually protect you from cancer.

Colorado town considers food sovereignty law while promoting its reality
CARBONDALE, Colorado — Some healthy-food activists in the area believe the time is right for local communities to declare their “food sovereignty” from federal food safety regulations and corporate food production and marketing.

Hungary Destroys Illegal GM Corn Fields, Plans to Make Distributing GMO Seeds a Felony
(NaturalNews) Earlier in the week it was announced that every crop field in Hungary that was known to contain genetically-modified (GM) corn has been plowed under and destroyed. According to reports...


YouTube: World Collapse Explained in 3 Minutes
Uploaded May 26, 2010. This is priceless!


Getting Prepared: An Emergency Car Kit
We all know what a bug out bag is: “A portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster.” You will hear such a kit referred to by many other names, including “72 hour kit”, “go bag” or “G.O.O.D (get out of dodge) bag”.


Today In History - Monday - July 25, 2011
1759 - British forces defeated a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.
1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.
1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city.
1845 - China granted Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.
1850 - Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon.
1861 - The Crittenden Resolution, which called for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1866 - Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army. He was the first American officer to hold the rank.
1868 - The U.S. Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
1907 - Korea became a protectorate of Japan.
1924 - Greece announced the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.
1934 - Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss was shot and killed by Nazis.
1941 - The U.S. government froze all Japanese and Chinese assets.
1943 - Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown in a coup.
1946 - The U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. It was the first underwater test of the device.
1946 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, NJ.
1952 - Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the U.S.
1956 - The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast. 51 people were killed.
1978 - Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through in-vitro fertilization.
1994 - Israel and Jordan formally ended the state of war that had existed between them since 1948.
1998 - The USS Harry S. Truman was commissioned and put into service by the U.S. Navy.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton was subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury regarding the Monica Lewinsky case. The subpoena was withdrawn when Clinton agreed to give
videotaped testimony with his lawyers present.
2000 - A supersonic Concorde crashed outside Paris, France, killing all 109 people aboard and 5 on the ground.
2010 - WikiLeaks leaked to the public more than 90,000 internal reports involving the U.S.-led War in Afghanistan from 2004-2010.

World News

Oslo bomb - latest updates

Oslo Bombing: Why Would “Terrorists” Attack Near-Empty Office Building on Public Holiday?
Daily Mail reports: Fortunately, it is a public holiday in Norway and the offices are less busy than a normal weekday. Why would “terrorists,” who presumably want to kill as many people as possible, choose to bomb the building on a day when they know it will be almost empty?

Chinese EMP Weapons Program Confirmed by Intelligence Agencies; Designed to Attack US Carrier Fleets, Taiwan
Reports from organizations like the Center for Security Policy have confirmed that Electromagnetic Pulse, or EMP, weapons could potentially wipe out the entire infrastructure of the United States in a matter of seconds, the consequences of which may be the death of 9 out of 10 Americans within a period of one year after the blast.

Norway terrorist attacks: July 24 as it happened
Jon Snow from Channel 4 News asks why police knew the killer's name by the time they had arrived on the island. "...he surrendered the moment police called his name 3 minutes after they arrived. What we don't know is how the police knew the terrorist's name before they arrested him."

Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag
More Than One Shooter on Island; Oslo Bomb Drill Just Concluded; Was It NATO’s Revenge for Norway’s Decision to Stop Bombing Libya?

Predictive Programming: Captain America Blockbuster Scripts Attack On Norway Before It Happens?
We have seen it before… Movies, and pop culture eerily “predicting” world events BEFORE they actually happen. This is generally regarded with a wary eye, and chalked up as “coincidence” – BUT what if something more sinister were occurring? Could billion dollar film, record, or book companies be preparing us for a designated ‘reaction’ before being faced by an actual “problem” – OR… Is there some weird algorithm that finds its way subconsciously through these mediums?

U.S. trucking funds reach Taliban, military-led investigation concludes
Washington Post July 24, 2011 - A year-long military-led investigation has concluded that U.S. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the Taliban under a $2.16 billion transportation contract that the United States has funded in part to promote Afghan businesses.

Norway suspect borrowed from Unabomber's manifesto
DENVER (AP) -- Parts of the manifesto written by the suspect in Norway's terrorist attack were taken almost word for word from the writings of "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.

VIDEO: Boehner Reminds Obama: ‘Congress Writes Laws, You Decide What To Sign’
Eight more days until “Armageddon.” The Republican-controlled House so far has sent two budget bills over to the Senate only to watch them get squashed quickly by Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats. Flasback: Bush Dictator.


Walter Reed to close after more than a century
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century.

Some Of New York's Wealthiest Might Get Charged In The Wall Street Prostitution Ring
After 17 people were busted on July 20, 2011 for running a prostitution ring that catered mostly to Wall Street clients, word is that the Brooklyn DA is considering charging the "Johns," the clients who ordered the ladies, too.
***Associated VIDEO: YouTube: Wall Street Prostitution Ring BUSTED
RT: Hookers and Coke The life of an immoral Bankster who gambles with your money and loses and has Obama bail them out.

Mexico Says First Trucks to Operate in U.S. by Early September
Mexican trucks will begin shipping long-haul freight far into U.S. territory at the end of August or in early September after a bilateral agreement was signed earlier this month, the Mexican government said.

TIP: Armored Military Equipment Movements In CONUS
The tips are already coming in. Here is one regarding armored equipment (tanks) moving in South Carolina.

Super Congress? Congress May Attempt To Create New Legislative Body, As Rumors Of “Super Congress” Begin
With a startling headline that should send shock waves throughout America, The Huffington Post is reporting that two influential Senators have put forth a plan that would essentially create a new legislative body, a new super congress.

VIDEO: Whistleblower Cop Breaks Silence On Corrupt Police Chief In Quartzsite Arizona
FOX News interviews suspended Sergeant Ponce and Mayor Foster... Sergeant Ponce: "I'm concerned for the safety of my officers and for the officers still working.

Government Is To Blame For Blackouts
July 22, 2011 - An excessive heat wave gripping the country has led to higher electrical demand and the possibility of energy companies resorting to rolling blackouts as they struggle to keep up with supply needs. Companies are pleading with millions of customers to limit their energy usage as they are being hit with near-record levels of demand on their systems.

Tampa police already training for 2012 RNC convention
Homeland Security Newswire: In preparation for next year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay Florida, nearly every local police department employee is required to attend a three-day training course; the mandatory training is designed to teach officers how to control large crowds. The course is instructed by DHS, which is also paying for it.


Treasury Secretary won't reveal default contingency plan
Secretary Timothy Geithner persisted Sunday with extreme reluctance to talk about contingency plans if the U.S. debt limit is hit Aug. 2, but he conceded planning is underway. Many former officials and analysts say the shortfall would come out of payments including veterans benefits, social security.....

Broke! 10 Facts About The Financial Condition Of American Families That Will Blow Your Mind
According to a new Gallup poll, "lack of money/low wages" is the number one financial concern for American families. To make ends meet, many American families are going into even more debt and more American families than ever are turning to government assistance.

TAX SURPRISE: Connecticut to grab more of your income
HARTFORD — Residents may or may not have noticed that more items are now subject to the sales tax, but it will be hard to miss the additional taxes that will be withheld from their paychecks in a week’s time.

Is It Too Late To Buy American?
Even America’s cloud has a silver lining. Just as reports tried to rally spirits with statistics about the decrease in unemployment, some major companies went down, leading to a whopping number of layoffs. Meanwhile, ABC News, showed how a typical American family could in fact meet all of their needs with only American-made products. How many American -made companies are there? “Too many to count.”

VIDEO: Government Considers Ways to Rent Foreclosed Homes
The Obama administration is examining ways to pull foreclosed properties off the market and rent them to help stabilize the housing market, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mortgage Loophole Allows TX Man to Purchase Mansion for $16!
Kenneth Robinson has been squatting in a $330,000 home in Flower Mound, Texas by using a little-known law, called "adverse possession" to avoid the inconvenience and expense of applying for a traditional mortgage.


108 Stores with Senior Discounts
A list of senior savings that will help
you keep more cash in your pocket. Whoever said getting older was a bad thing, obviously
didn’t know about these fantastic senior discounts!  



VIDEO: Heat Wave
900 heat records broken 2011

Al Gore Joins The Most Wanted List of Scam Artists
Stupid, he’s not – I’d opt for scam artist. More importantly why are Americans handing billions out the back door to Gore and his global warming “buds. If Gore wants to study global warming let his do it on his own dime and time; taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill via Government Grants.

Almost As Hot As 1911, 1918, And 1936 – Must Be The CO2
100 years ago it was due to lack of CO2, but now it is due to CO2. The church of Gore decrees it.

1921 : Earth Had A “Fever”
Record heat, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, typhoons, volcanoes, millions starving, drought, floods. March was 11 degrees above normal. Temperatures for the year were 3.4 degrees above normal.

US panel votes to bar climate funding
A panel of the US Congress moved to bar foreign assistance related to climate change, defying President Barack Obama's calls to contribute as part of an international accord.

France sends irradiated nuclear fuel to US — Six casks off-loaded in Georgia, then trucked 1,600 miles to Los Alamos
It’s part of the Department of Energy’s now-defunct Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.
The material is being returned to the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico — reportedly its source of origination — for “post irradiation examination.”

Navajos: Peabody Coal Mine Draining Region's Water Supply
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A massive coal-mining facility on Black Mesa has a much more damaging effect to a vital local water supply, according to a new report released today.


Evolution In Action: Freaky Mutant Mouse Immune To Poison
Rice University researchers found mice are adept at evolving traits that make them resistant to a particular rodent poison not only through point mutation but also through horizontal gene transfer.

Evolution In Action: Freaky Mutant Mouse Immune To Poison
Rice University researchers found mice are adept at evolving traits that make them resistant to a particular rodent poison not only through point mutation but also through horizontal gene transfer.


Clear vision: Two principles for eye rejuvenation
(NaturalNews) Oriental Medicine teaches us that the opening of the liver channel is in the corner of the eyes. The liver channel runs vertically from the bottom to the top of the body and opens in the eyes. Whatever effects the liver also directly effects the eyes.

Authorities revoke medical license from doctor who performed hundreds of unnecessary surgeries
(NaturalNews) Victims of serious medical fraud are rejoicing after the Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP) announced that it is revoking the medical license of Dr. Marc Midei.  According to an 88-page report of the investigation, Midei performed hundreds of unnecessary surgeries on patients, including putting stents in patients that did not even have blocked or hardened arteries.

Anemia sufferers - Improve your absorption of iron
(NaturalNews) Even people, who are aware of their bodies and make healthy choices with food and beverages, may find themselves in an iron-deficient anemic state. At times, simply knowing which foods are high in iron may not be enough to prevent becoming anemic.

Amazing food facts: The seed of a peach contains an almond-like nut containing the anti-cancer medicine laetrile
(NaturalNews) Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and almonds are all closely related fruit trees with very similar pits. In all these fruits, the pit must be broken open to reveal the almond-shaped kernel within. In fact, this is what almonds actually are: the kernel within the pit of the fruit of the almond tree!


Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook
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Farm Thieves Target Grapes, and Even Bees
“All of our ag crimes are up,” said Sergeant Reed, who oversees a unit of two full-time detectives — down from three a year ago — all patrolling a county about eight times the size of Rhode Island. A wet winter and warm summer, after all, have meant healthy crops, he said, and a healthy market means happy thieves.


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Today In History - Friday - July 22, 2011
1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleveland.
1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the first time since being launched on October 21, 1797.
1812 - English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain.
1916 - 10 people were killed when a bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, CA.
1926 - Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York. The ball had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.
1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1934 - John Dillinger was mortally wounded by FBI agents at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, IL.
1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
1943 - American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were presented to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations.
1946 - 90 people were killed when Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
1955 - U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in DC. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried out the task.
1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress.
1987 - The U.S. began its policy of escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers up and down the Persian Gulf to protect them from possible attack by Iran.
1991 - Police arrested Jeffrey Dahmer after finding the remains of 11 victims in his apartment in Milwaukee. Dahmer confessed to 17 murders and was sentenced to life in prison.
1992 - Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin. He was killed by security forces in December 1993.
1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.
2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.
2003 - In Paris, France, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel Tower. About 4,000 visitors were evacuated and no injuries were reported.
2004 - The September 11 commission's final report was released. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to White House officials the day before.
2009 - The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

Feel good Friday: Getting Fit with your Pet
Great video to make your day!

Quartzsite, Arizona Update July 21: Chief Suspends 80% of Police Force
Desert Freedom Press July 20, 2011 - About 5 pm PST, The Desert Freedom Press learned that under the current “emergency”, Police Chief Jeff Gilbert has suspended ALL officers who filed criminal and ethical complaints against him. This leaves only the four officers who chose to stand with the Chief, despite the controversy and ongoing investigation by DPS.

Rolling Blackouts Begin In Detroit
FERNDALE (WWJ) - The excessive heat and higher electrical demand has led DTE Energy to begin intentional rolling blackouts in one Metro Detroit community, Thursday afternoon, and at least one other area could follow.

Iodine-131 also found in Philadelphia-area sewage plants; Sludge set off radiation detectors at landfills — Experts skeptical it’s from cancer patients’ urine
July 21, 2011 - Three weeks after an earthquake and tsunami severely damaged Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, Lisa Daniels opened an e-mail with test results of river water samples from Southeastern Pennsylvania.

‘Anomaly’ detected in Exxon pipeline before rupture in Yellowstone River
BILLINGS- Top officials with the Environmental Protection Agency and ExxonMobil were on the hot seat Wednesday morning in Washington at a Senate hearing looking into the July 1st oil spill in the Yellowstone River.

VIDEO: Ex-MSNBC Left After Being Told To “Tone Down” Attacks on Establishment
In an online video Wednesday, Uygur offered a few more details about his departure.

YouTube: Ron Paul: 'Freedom Is a Young Idea and We're Throwing It Away'
Judy Woodruff sat down with Texas Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday to discuss his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and the ongoing debt-ceiling negotiations. The interview is the first in a series of conversations with GOP contenders seeking to take on President Obama in the 2012 election.

In a report by its governing body, the BBC Trust, the corporation was urged to focus less on opponents of the “majority consensus” in its programmes. It said coverage should not be tailored to represent a “false balance” of opinion if one side came from a minority group.

Global fertility dropping dramatically as UN celebrates World Population Day
Old-Thinker News |July 12, 2011 - World Population Day was celebrated yesterday, as it has been every year since 1989. Propaganda spewed from the United Nations and other “green” organizations tell us that our carbon footprint needs to be reduced, we are having too many children, and our energy consumption needs to be cut in half.

Madness: 39 Things That Are Driving Ordinary Americans Absolutely Crazy
Have you noticed that almost everyone seems really angry these days? Frustration with the government and with most of the other major institutions in our society seems to grow by the day.

Obama holds new US debt crisis talks
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US lawmakers were scrambling Thursday to avert a disastrous early August debt default, after President Barack Obama met separately with his top Democratic allies and Republican foes to hammer out a compromise.

What $114,500,000,000,000 visually looks like in 100 dollar bills
A visualization of the United states debt.

Senator Sanders: "The Fed Outsourced Most Of Its [$16 Trillion In] Emergency Lending Programs To Private Contractors...
For example, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase served on the New York Fed's board of directors at the same time that his bank received more than $390 billion in financial assistance from the Fed. Moreover, JP Morgan Chase served as one of the clearing banks for the Fed's emergency lending programs.

James Murdoch contradicted by his legal manager
LONDON (AP) -- James Murdoch has been contradicted over testimony in which he claimed to have been unaware of a critical piece of evidence in Britain's phone hacking scandal....

VIDEO: The Murdoch Empire: How media shapes society
The scandal enveloping Rupert Mudoch’s beleaguered News Corporation mounts this week as revelations continue to emerge about the widespread use of phone hacking, pinging, and other illegal techniques by Murdoch-connected journalists.

Anger at government highest in 19 years: poll
Dissatisfaction and anger with the federal government are at a nearly 20-year high, according to the results of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday.

US Aid May be Fueling Afghan Insurgency
The billions of dollars of American aid flowing into Afghanistan every year may be inadvertently fueling the insurgency and the corruption rampant within the government and financial sectors.

VIDEO: New Terror Report Warns of Insider Threat to Utilities
ABC News July, 20,2011 - Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kind of massive Sept. 11 anniversary attack Osama bin Laden was planning, according to U.S. officials.

Fears mount about 'Big Brother' database in Massachusetts
Civil libertarians are raising the alarm over the state’s plans to create a Big Brother database that could map drivers’ whereabouts with police cruiser-mounted scanners that capture thousands of license plates per hour — storing that information indefinitely where local cops, staties, feds and prosecutors could access it as they choose.

Pentagon looks to social media as new battlefield
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is asking scientists to figure out how to detect and counter propaganda on social media networks in the aftermath of Arab uprisings driven by Twitter and Facebook.

Legions Of Biometric Face Scanning Cameras To Be Installed At Heathrow Airport Within Weeks
In addition to full body scanners and enhanced grope downs, the latest big brother nightmare to hit airports comes in the form of biometric facial recognition cameras, set to be rolled out in terminals at London’s Heathrow Airport in September.

NASA Layoffs Planned as Space Shuttle Program Ends
CBS News - Atlantis' landing early Thursday morning marked the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program and the beginning of layoffs for the space agency. On Friday, 1,500 shuttle workers are scheduled to get their pink slips.

States may give banks immunity on bad foreclosures
NEW YORK (Reuters) - State attorneys general are negotiating to give major banks wide immunity over irregularities in handling foreclosures, even as evidence has emerged that banks are continuing to file questionable documents.

It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario
If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors.

UPDATE: Family loses fight with feds to keep rare gold coins
A jury has decided that a set of rare gold coins found in a bank deposit box rightfully belongs to the U.S. government.

FLA. made $63M selling names, addresses, dates of birth
Local 10 has learned the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is selling people's names, addresses, dates of birth, a list of the vehicles they drive, and it's legal.

Like Obama, Emanuel rejects public schools for his children...
Emanuel and his wife chose the Lab School rather than the Chicago Public Schools he’s made such a priority both during the campaign and first months in office.

Prison resumes forcible medication of Loughner
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage say prison officials have resumed forcibly medicating their client with a psychotropic drug....

Angelina County jury finds man guilty of evading arrest after being mistaken for burglar in his own home
A Lufkin man convicted of resisting arrest in his own home after police mistook him for a burglar was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

VIDEO: Beef Prices May Jump As Drought Creates Cattle Surplus
CBS News: With the hot weather and lack of rain, nearly the entire state remains in a serious or severe drought. Currently, 246 of Texas’s 254 counties are under a burn ban. That is creating a surplus in the number of cattle heading to auction, as livestock owners can’t afford to feed them and are looking to sell.

Taking Antidepressants Nearly Doubles Your Chance of Relapse
Not only does this study demonstrate that antidepressants worsen the condition, it also shows that the underlying theory of a chemical imbalance is a bunch of hooey.

The USDA “Invasive Species” Sham
Your taxpayer dollars are paying for the eradication of invasive species like stink bugs and salt cedar. Meanwhile, more of your tax dollars are funding the vast promotion of the ultimate invasive species: genetically engineered plants and cloned animals.

Food Considerations in Times of Crises: Immediate Nutrition-No Preps
Immediate Nutrition is my substitution of the generic “Emergency Food” term. The emphasis here is on what the body needs in terms of fuel, in and out of emergent events. Food tells us nothing of value. It’s a vague word. In relation to preparedness and purposed-living, Nutrition describes the utility and objective of the comestibles which constitute our kit-components. My use of the term Immediate refers to the mindset behind the design of your kit, whatever its size.

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead
Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management.

Cocaine Addiction Uses Same Brain Paths as Salt Cravings
Drugs hijack instinctual need for salt, study hints. Drugs such as heroin and cocaine may owe some of their addictive powers to an ancient instinct—our appetite for salt.

Highly radioactive tea with over 1000 bq/kg of Japan nuclear radiation found in Paris
As Japan embarks on a campaign of cover up and censorship to hide the discovery of radioactive tea within its own borders, hundreds of miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, tea with dangerous levels of Japan nuclear radiation are found in Paris, France.

'Inhuman' Summer School in Chicago -- Without A/C
CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s hard to imagine, but some children are going to school without air conditioning during this heat wave. As CBS 2′s Susanna Song reports, parents with children in summer school at William Penn Elementary School were gathering Thursday morning to speak out against what they’re calling “unbearable conditions” in the classrooms.

Debt Crisis Being Used as Shock Doctrine to Steal More Money from the American People to Give to the Richest .1%
The powers-that-be have used the "Shock Doctrine" to pass anti-American, fascist legislation while the public was in a state of shock. This applies to economic shocks, as well as physical attacks like 9/11.

VIDEO: Rand Paul "We Bring In Plenty To Pay Interest On The Debt & Pay Social Security & Pay Our Soldiers"
Fox News- Lou Dobbs interviews Rand Paul on the debt ceiling.

VIDEO: Chrysler (Fiat) CEO Tells CNN: "U.S. Taxpayers Are Getting A Phenomenal Deal By Losing ONLY $1.3 Billion On Bailout"
July 21, 2011- Chrysler (FIAT) CEO speaks with CNN. This one is definitely worth watching. Read all about it at CNN.

GE expected to report 13 percent rise in profit & pays no taxes, huh?
(Reuters) - Analysts expect General Electric Co (GE.N) to report a 13 percent rise in net profit on Friday, with strong demand from emerging markets continuing to offset weak U.S. demand and its slimmed-down finance arm.

Fragmenting the Internet Is Not a Security Solution
In light of the recent spate of high-profile hacking campaigns, and the overall poor state of security on the internet, reports that parts of the US government are advocating for a separate, “secure” internet. The idea calls for segmenting “critical” networks...

The mass overmedication of foster children with psychiatric drugs
(NaturalNews) For a long list of reasons, the day-to-day life of a child in foster care can be challenging. Foster parents are often stretched thin and overburdened, foster children often wrestle with emotional issues that can go misdiagnosed, unrecognized or misunderstood, and qualified medical care for this vulnerable population is constantly in short supply.

Scientists want 'human-animal' tests monitored
British scientists say a new expert body should be formed to regulate experiments mixing animal and human DNA to make sure no medical or ethical boundaries are crossed.

The misdiagnosed health problem - Candida Infection is overlooked
(NaturalNews) It's an unfortunate truth that millions of people across the world suffer from seemingly unexplainable and unpleasant symptoms like chronic tiredness, recurring yeast infections and digestive issues. Candida infection might not even enter their thoughts.

Check out the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa from September 13-15, the 'World's Fair' of pure food
(NaturalNews) If you have ever wanted to learn more about heirloom farming and gardening -- and sample a treasure trove of heirloom produce from all 50 US states -- then the National Heirloom Exposition taking place in Santa Rosa, Calif., from September 13 - 15, 2011, is where you want to be.

Today In History - Thursday - July 21, 2011
1733 - John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.
1831 - Belgium became independent as Leopold I was proclaimed King of the Belgians.
1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.
1873 - Jesse James and his gang pulled off the first train robbery in the U.S. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.
1930 - The Veterans’ Administration of the United States was established.
1940 - Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia were annexed by the Soviet Union.
1944 - American forces landed on Guam during World War II.
1947 - Loren MacIver’s portrait of Emmett Kelly as Willie the Clown appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.
1949 - The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1954 - The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
1959 - A U.S. District Court judge in New York City ruled that "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" was not a dirty book.
1961 - Capt. Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the Liberty Bell 7.
1997 - The U.S.S. Constitution, which defended the United States during the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for the first time in 116 years.
1999 - The missing plane of John F. Kennedy Jr. was found off of the coast of Martha's Vineyard, MA. The bodies of Kennedy, his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette were found on board. The plane had crashed on July 16, 1999.
2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
2004 - White House officials were briefed on the September 11 commission's final report. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to the public the next day.
2007 - The seventh and last book of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was released.

An unprecedented 1 in 66 Americans is a diagnosed psychotic
Outselling even common drugs to treat high blood pressure and acid reflux, antipsychotic medications are the single top-selling prescription drug in the United States. Read More...

$900,000 in grants to study penis size in the gay community
As the country plunges further into debt and with the small task of securing a multi-trillion dollar deal still on the cards, it has emerged that thousands of tax dollars were wasted on a study examining the correlation between a gay man's penis size and his sex life.

Discover the wonders of tea tree oil
(NaturalNews) Among the many natural ways to treat infection, tea tree oil is one of the very best. Tea tree oil is an essential oil taken from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia and New South Wales. It has a wide variety of uses with strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

Rental Firms May be Allowed to Spy on Customers With Webcams
Aaron's Inc. franchisees are free to continue to monitor laptop leasers via remote webcam spykit -- for now.

Chemtrails, HDTV -- SSSS Waves as Mind Control
Imagine this sci-fi scenario: A future scientific dictatorship uses electromagnetic waves to control the minds of the masses, locking them into a 'sub-reality' of negative moods and distorted thought. Scary idea isn't it? Only this isn't fiction.

The Bank of America Settlement: The Latest Travesty in the U.S. Banking System
BofA is close to settling with 22 large investors over failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). But it may only have to pay $8.5 billion to investors who claim that Countrywide Financial Corp. - which BofA acquired in 2008 - lied to them about the value of the mortgage-backed securities they purchased. If you do the math, the Bank of America settlement would result in payments of less than 5 cents on the dollar. But what's even more grotesque about this proposal is that it would "wall off" the bank from any other suits or losses on the pools in question - even though hundreds of other investors were also harmed by the sunken securities.

39 Things That Are Driving Ordinary Americans Absolutely Crazy
According to a brand new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 80 percent of Americans say that they are either dissatisfied or angry with the government. Americans are deeply divided about what the solutions to our problems are, but what almost everyone can agree on is that our problems are getting worse.

New U.S. software to end ‘naked’ airport scans
In the face of an outcry over so-called "naked" body scans at airports, US authorities on Wednesday announced plans for a new scanning system that eliminates "passenger-specific images."

Heat 'dome' traps much of US in pressure cooker
CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the United States is trapped under a heat "dome" caused by a huge area of high pressure that's compressing hot, moist air beneath it, leading to miserable temperatures in the mid-90s to low 100s and heat-index levels well above 100 degrees.

Heat, drought bake Oklahoma peach crop
Things started out peachy keen. Despite February's bitter cold, predictions of a bumper crop came with the spring. The weather cooperated — until it didn't.

The Coming Crisis in Phosphate Supplies
Phosphate is a mineral that is used in fertilizer to boost agricultural productivity. It is greatly responsible for the "green" revolution and the increased output of farms around the world. Unfortunately, the world will be coming to a point, if certain trends hold, where we will run out of phosphate.

2011 Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' Could Be Biggest Ever
ScienceDaily (July 19, 2011) — Researchers from Texas A&M University have returned from a trip to examine the scope and size of this year's "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and have measured it currently to be about 3,300 square miles, or roughly the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, but some researchers anticipate it becoming much larger.

OPPD gets good news from NRC
Omaha World Herald July 20,2011- Beleaguered by flooding and under the gun from regulators, the Omaha Public Power District received good news Tuesday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission agreed with OPPD's contention that regulators had been too severe in their preliminary judgment of the seriousness of the failure of an electrical component at the utility's nuclear reactor.

Flash Floods Near Los Alamos Could Wash Through Canyons Full Of Nuclear Waste
IntelHub July 20, 2011 - Congress and officials are worried that flash floods could wash through canyons near Los Alamos that are contaminated with World War 2 era radioactive waste.

One dead as typhoon sideswipes Japan
Typhoon Ma-On swerved away from Japan's Pacific coast on Wednesday, leaving one person dead and dozens of others injured and damaging a centuries-old castle in Kyoto, officials and reports said.

VIDEO: Florida Fish & Wildlife researchers say 'pretty large' fish kill warrants investigation
Sharks, rays, crabs, and all kinds of fish have been turning up dead on Southwest Florida beaches for the past two days.

The NSA Is Building An Artificial Intelligence System That Can Read Minds
It's called "Aquaint" (Advanced QUestion Answering for INTelligence), and PBS's James Bamford takes a stab at explaining how it works: "As more and more data is collected -- through phone calls, credit card receipts, social networks like Facebook and MySpace, GPS tracks, cell phone geolocation,
Internet searches, Amazon book purchases, even E-Z Pass toll records -- it may one day be possible to know not just where people are and what they are doing, but what and how they think."

A Trillion of revenue is on the plate
We’re coming down to the wire on the debt limit. “Hard” deals are now being put on the table. The Republicans have said all along they don’t want any new taxes. But only a fool could think this can be done without a significant amount of revenue increase. So if we’re to get a deal what has to give? Easy. Rather than increase taxes the government can phase out deductions. This data looks at individual deductions. This come to a whopping $950 billion. You tell me, are you on this list?

Gold to Rise on $14.3 Trillion U.S. Debt Limit Increase – Bloomberg Chart of the Day
Gold is flat in U.S. dollars and New Zealand dollars but marginally lower in most currencies today as increased risk appetite has seen risk assets rally despite poor fundamentals. Most Asian indices were higher, except the Chinese and Indian markets, and European indices have also risen.

NYT Brooks Promotes Eugenics "Death Panels" Amid Budget Crisis
In recent years, particularly since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), there seems to have been an increase in the amount of commentary espousing the rationing of healthcare for the elderly, chronically ill, and the handicapped. Ever since the allegation (correct as it was) that the Obama health plan contained rationing and “death panels,”...

U.S. debt cut to AA+ from AAA
Egan-Jones cuts the U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ citing factors that move beyond the current political debate over how the debt ceiling will ultimately be raised! Who is Egan-Jones and why should anyone care about what its analysts think?

Report: Afghans hampering US banking program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing financial scandal, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has banned U.S. Treasury officials from his country's central bank, hampering work to fight the flow of money to insurgents, a report revealed Wednesday....

Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets
MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. (AP) -- The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them....

20 Signs That The Fabric Of American Society Is Coming Apart At The Seams
A lot of people like to blame the increasingly bizarre behavior of the American people on the economy, but the reality is that things are not nearly as bad as they are eventually going to be.

UN may switch blue helmets to green, then launch climate change peacekeeping wars
(NaturalNews) The United Nations may soon announce that merely by changing the color of its soldiers' helmets from blue to green, it can intervene in the business of sovereign nations under the guise of so-called "climate change peacekeeping."

Supreme Court: Generic drug makers cannot be sued in state court for permanent damage caused by bad labeling
(NaturalNews) Federal officials appear to have once again sided with Big Pharma rather than the people they are supposed to represent.

A handful of nuts each day may prevent diabetes and associated complications
(NaturalNews) Research published in the prestigious journal Diabetes Care (published by the American Diabetes Association) suggests that two ounces of nuts consumed daily when substituted for refined carbohydrate foods can prevent diabetes and the deadly complications caused by the disease.

Today In History - Wednesday - July 20, 2011
1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, VA.
1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all cigarette packs was passed.
1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.
1908 - In the United States, the Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities.
1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.
1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS) began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.
1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1951 - Jordan's King Abdullah Ibn Hussein was assassinated in Jerusalem.
1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.
1974 - Turkish forces invaded Cyprus.
1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars.
1977 - A flash flood hit Johnstown, PA, killing 80 people and causing $350 million worth of damage.
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan pulled the U.S. out of comprehensive test ban negotiations indefinitely.
1985 - Treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and silver from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship sank in 1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.
1992 - Vaclav Havel, the playwright who led the Velvet Revolution against communism, stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia.
1993 - White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster Jr. was found shot to death, a suicide, in a park near Washington, DC.
1997 - Seven people were arrested after New York City police found scores of deaf Mexicans kept in slave-like conditions and forced to peddle trinkets for the smugglers who had brought them to the U.S.
1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.
2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.

Reports: US drone shot down over Iran nuke site
Iran shot down an unmanned US spy plane over its Fordu nuclear site, a state-run website reported on Wednesday, a day after it confirmed it was installing a new generation of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges. "An unmanned US spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near the uranium enrichment Fordu site was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards' air defense units,"

The 5 Precious Metal Scams to Avoid
There are a few things you need to know before you begin your journey with precious metals.

Military praises 'fantastic' new post-traumatic stress therapy
Simple technique 'going viral,' bringing 'rapid improvement' to soldiers, families. Fortunately, a new technique for coping with PTSD and other stress-related syndromes – involving neither drugs nor, in many cases, even the psychiatrist's couch – is now spreading rapidly throughout the various service branches. Although it has proliferated almost entirely by word of mouth – given to soldiers and family members by psychologists, nurses, military chaplains, fellow soldiers and senior officers – its simplicity, privacy and remarkable track record are being noticed at the highest levels.

Pentagon Warning Order: ‘Prepare for War’
The world is just one misstep away from a complete financial, economic and geo-political meltdown.

GOP pushes huge deficit-cutting bill through House. President Barack Obama and a startling number of Republican senators lauded a deficit-reduction plan put forward earlier in the day by a bipartisan "Gang of Six" lawmakers that calls for $1 trillion in what sponsors delicately called "additional revenue" and some critics swiftly labeled as higher taxes.

13 deaths in Midwest tied to heat wave
The heat was on Monday for millions of Americans from the Upper Midwest to Texas and Oklahoma, where roads buckled and poultry farmers deployed fans and watered rooftops to protect flocks. The National Weather Service put 18 states stretching from North Dakota to Texas and East to Ohio under a heat warning, watch or advisory. It said as many 13 deaths in the past week in the Midwest could be blamed on the effects of the heat.

VIDEO: The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia
The site, which airport officials and Somali intelligence sources say was completed four months ago, is guarded by Somali soldiers, but the Americans control access. At the facility, the CIA runs a counterterrorism training program for Somali intelligence agents...

Key US lawmakers assail Obama on detainees
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Top Republican US lawmakers on Tuesday assailed President Barack Obama's policy for detaining suspected terrorists and his decision to bring a suspected Somali extremist to trial on US soil.

Murdoch's media malpractice and the genetic altering of human beings through DNA vaccines
(NaturalNews) Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp., which represents the second largest media conglomerate in the world behind the Walt Disney Company, is taking a severe beating as Murdoch himself is having to address various criminal allegations, including that his News of the World tabloid illegally hacked private phone lines and committed various other crimes

Should You Have a Say about What Goes On in Your Home?
Smart Meter news July 19, 2011- This situation can be changed! Every state in the US has a public utilities commission (PUC). The exact powers and authorities given to a PUC vary from state to state, as each PUC was created by state legislation...

Rense & Marti Oakley – Guardianship – theft, looting and murder
It happens everyday in every state. Elderly or disabled individuals are kidnapped under the guise of “guardianship” by predatory guardians who then begin bleeding off the estate.

Oil Pipeline Breaks on Blackfeet Reservation; Significant Volume of Oil Floods Cut Bank River, Montana (Video)
Plenty of people have heard of the recent oil spill on the Yellowstone River in Montana. Few are aware, however, that three weeks ago another leak formed a creek of crude running down to Cut Bank River just miles from Glacier National Park.

Dangerous Levels Of Radiation Recorded In Canada As Fukushima Radiation Dangers Continue
Multiple videos have been released showing high levels of radiation in Canada as the corporate media continues to cover up the real dangers posed by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The tests were taken in multiple places in Canada including Lake Louise BC, Kelowna BC, Red Deer/Edmonton, and Hope BC.

Medicare announces it will continue to cover drugs even if the FDA bans them as dangerous for humans
(NaturalNews) Officials with Medicare say the government health care program will continue paying for drugs even if the Food and Drug Administration revoke their safe-and-effective status.

Bayer loses Supreme Court case, now faces class action lawsuit over Baycol
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Big Pharma Bayer Corp., a division of Bayer AG, last month when justices ruled that a class-action suit against the company by a pair of West Virginia residents could move forward.

Heartworm drugs for pets; Big Pharma's cash cow
(NaturalNews) In a seemingly diabolical plot, veterinarians and pharmaceutical companies have teamed up in a marketing campaign to frighten pet guardians into giving year-round heartworm preventatives to their cats, as well as dogs. These so-called experts say they're doing this to improve protection for individual pets, but the facts say their motives may be less pure.

VIDEO: Fukushima-type disaster inevitable in U.S.?
(CBS News) July 19, 2011 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was to meet Tuesday to discuss sweeping new safety recommendations, after having just finished inspecting all 104 U.S. nuclear plants in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster

Fort Calhoun plant to get oversight
BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators plan to increase their oversight of Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun nuclear plant because of a new regulatory violation at the plant.

FX Energy to plug oil wells at northwestern Montana spill site
HELENA - FX Energy Inc. plans to permanently shut down two oil wells in northwestern Montana where a spill went unreported for a month and spread nearly a mile before being discovered, a company executive said Tuesday.

Midwest heat wave expected to persist this week
HORIZON CITY, Texas (AP) - The high temperatures gripping much of the Midwest are nearly certain to persist through the week, and forecasters say the extreme discomfort will soon spread to the East Coast.

Intense Heat Wave Tracker
Blistering heat blankets 1/2 of Nation...

Heat Wave Kills 4,300 Turkeys in Kansas, 50,000 Chickens in North Carolina
The serious heat wave in the Midwest has killed 4,300 turkeys in Kansas. By now, most people are aware that several states including Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Virginia have had a string of 100+ degrees days causing heat warnings throughout the region.

Murdoch Survives Hearing, But His Aura Takes A Hit
July 19, 2011 - Rupert Murdoch‘s close encounter with Parliament this morning was an experience fraught with both danger and opportunity. If the News Corp. mogul failed to capitalize on the latter, he at least successfully skirted the former, and ended up without any egg on his face...

Police chief: 10 press officers worked for Murdoch
July 19, 2011 - LONDON (AP) -- London's outgoing police chief says 10 of 45 press officers for the force are former employees of Rupert Murdoch's News International.

'Someone's coming to get me': Terrified phone-hacking whistleblower feared for his life before he was found dead
The man who launched the entire phone hacking scandal had become a paranoid recluse who believed someone was out to get him, a friend has revealed.

Ohio church holds mock retrial of Casey Anthony
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A church service in Ohio has included a mock retrial of Casey Anthony, the woman in Florida found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter....

Atlanta OKs surveillance center; cameras to watch city
July 18, 2011 - On Monday, the Atlanta City Council approved a measure to network and monitor thousands of public and privately owned security cameras throughout Atlanta. The cameras and images will be part of a new multi-million dollar video integration center, designed to compile and analyze footage from the network...

VIDEO: Newark Cop: “I Can Do Whatever the Hell I Want”
CBS News - While the consequences of his actions were not as horrific as those of the San Francisco police department over the weekend, this Newark, New Jersey police officer provides us a glimpse into the culture that seems to be pervading police departments across the United States.

David Beckham Reignites Hypocrisy of “Overpopulation” Alarmists
Following the birth of the David and Victoria Beckham’s fourth child last week, the modern vanguard of the elitist, arcane and racist eugenics movement, now re-packaged as “overpopulation,” reacted by lambasting the Beckhams as a “bad example” for families, labeling them “environmentally irresponsible” for having too many kids.

Mass Murder Merger: Petraeus Moves to CIA
The elite have once gain shuffled the deck. This time the consummate bureaucrat and insider Leon Panetta moves to the Defense Department and Gen. David Petraeus sets sail for the CIA. But the move is more than a game of musical chairs. Petraeus will manage the next phase of the so-called war on terror.

VIDEO: Alex Jones On Bohemian Grove 2011 Agenda
While the US is struggling to find a solution on the debt ceiling, the country’s elite seems to be not so concerned. Some of American past Senators, artists and top business leaders are partying in the woods of California.

The Gang of Six Is Back From The Dead
The on-again, off-again “Gang of Six” has come back on the scene and is offering a “Bipartisan Plan to Reduce Our Nation’s Deficits.” The proposal is quite similar to the one put forth by the President’s Simpson-Bowles Commission, which isn’t too surprising since some of the same people are involved.

18 Signs That Global Financial Markets Smell Blood In The Water
The entire global financial system appears to be racing toward another major crisis. So could we potentially see a repeat of 2008? Sadly, when the next big financial crisis happens it might be worse than 2008.

Cisco to lay off thousands of employees
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of computer-networking gear, is reducing its work force by about 9 percent to reduce costs and raise profits as the company tries to become more competitive....

Your tax dollars at work – EPA offers “golf swing seminar” on EPA work hours and in an EPA facility
From the “why can’t we have fun on the taxpayer’s dime while we are destroying the economy” department. Here’s the content of an email making the rounds internally at the EPA today...

Amazon says gets OK for Calif sales tax referendum
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Inc. says the California Attorney General's Office has approved its petition for a referendum that would let voters decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes in the state....

Woman Hasn’t Used Money Or Credit in 15 Years
Heidemarie Schwermer, a 69-year-old woman from Germany, gave up using money 15 years ago and says she’s been much happier ever since.

Nabi smoking vaccine fails in study; shares skid
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Nabi Biopharmaceuticals said Monday that its experimental anti-smoking vaccine NicVAX did not meet its main goal in a late-stage test, sending the company's shares plunging.

131 Children Vaccinated At Gunpoint in Malawi
The Gates Foundation has long been in an aggressive effort to vaccinate the world and often targets poor Africans. The Gates’ web site showcases Melinda Gates applauding Malawi for enforcing vaccine programs with its helpful “health surveillance assistants.”

Brooklyn Supermarket Resorting to Sensory Mind Control
A chain of supermarkets in Brooklyn and Staten Island has started piping in food scents to their stores in an effort to subliminally encourage customers to buy stuff. Scents you might smell in NetCost Market include “Lindt Chocolate,” “Smoky Bacon,” and “Rosemary Focaccia.” A shopper in Sheepshead Bay told the Post, “It made me really hungry all of a sudden!” Well, yes, that’s the idea.

Hospitals, doctors take ‘palm prints’ to ID patients
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Palms have taken on a new meaning at some doctors' offices and hospitals. More unique than fingerprints, palm readings are helping keep patients straight and safe. t's palm reading, indeed, but not the fortune teller kind. More than 8,000 patients at the NYU Langone Medical Center have already had their palms read as part of their medical visits.

NYT Launches Attack on Supplement-Protecting Senator—Just as DSHEA Comes under Renewed Threat
The New York Times made nasty insinuations about both the supplement industry and Sen. Hatch, one of the two authors of DSHEA—and got the facts completely wrong about [Alliance for Natural Health] ANH-USA.

Coming soon - GMO vaccines contained in our food
(NaturalNews) Over the past two years, there has been research on unleashing vaccines through foods and even insects. These developments are touted as options for mass vaccination programs without needles. They also have the potential for sneaking vaccines into our bodies without our consent. GMO foods are successfully avoiding being labeled as such in America. What about GMO food vaccines? Now in Australia, another sneaky vaccination method is being developed for our consumption.

Video: Growing Food in a Forest Garden
From wild permaculture forest gardening on the BBC to a tour of a 20-year-old permaculture garden, we've seen a fair few examples of "forest gardens"—edible landscapes designed to mimic the form and function of a young, natural woodland. But the concept os so different from either traditional farming, or most techniques for backyard food growing, that it is always worth revisiting.

On a lighter side: VIDEO: Useful Jesse… see how YOUR dog could help YOU!
Presenting, Useful Dog Tricks!! Whoever said tricks can't be useful? Jesse loves helping around the house, and I just love his happy attitude and smile on his face =o) More Jessie here.

Today In History - Tuesday - July 19, 2011
1870 - France declared war on Prussia.
1939 - Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures.
1942 - German U-boats were withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to effective American anti-submarine countermeasures.
1943 - During World War II, more than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attacked Rome for the first time.
1946 - Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.
1975 - The Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated after being linked in orbit for two days.
1982 - The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.
1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.
1985 - Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year.
1989 - 112 people were killed when a United Airline DC-10 airplane crashed in Sioux City, Iowa. 184 people did survive the accident.

Ten-year-old boy hangs himself after taking Ritalin and Prozac
(NaturalNews) A ten-year-old boy hung himself with a belt from his bunk bed while taking a psychotropic combination of Ritalin and Prozac. The boy's father says that the two drugs are entirely to blame for the death of his son, whose boisterous behavior and low spirits led to a psychiatrist's suggestion to begin taking them.

Halliburton profit jumps on strong U.S. demand
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Halliburton Co , the world's second-largest oilfield services company, reported a forecast-topping 54 percent jump in profit on Monday as a U.S. onshore drilling boom showed no sign of cooling off.

Monitoring continues around Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos
The Environment Department's DOE Oversight Bureau chief, Thomas Skibitski, said the department may find "measurable levels" of contaminants that don't pose health or environmental risks, and standards may be exceeded during storm events -- a number of steps can be taken if hazardous levels of contaminants are found. "Sometimes that will manifest itself as a health advisory,"

Will Typhoon Ma-on Wreak Radioactive Havoc?
Look where the Typhoon Ma-on system is heading. Once it spreads out over the Japan coast and distributes more havoc on the poor people of Japan, it then will carry its whipped up load of radioactivity straight west. Better keep an eye on this as it unfolds. NASA Infrared Imagery.

18 Signs That Global Financial Markets Smell Blood In The Water
Most people don't have much sympathy for the banksters, but if we do see a repeat of 2008 they are going to be cutting off credit and begging for massive bailouts once again, and that would not be good news for the economy.

Webster Tarpley : The worst Economic crisis in world history
Webster Tarpley) GENOCIDAL WORLD ECONOMIC DEPRESSION : the second wave of world massive depression lashes the globe, United States on the brink of bankruptcy and default thanks to a click of lunatics and the treachery of Wall street puppet Obama , a surprise sneak attack this week has thrown Italy into the crisis previously inhabited by Greece and Portugal ...this is a world economic depression of unprecedented proportion , of genocidal potential and we cannot have business as usual these are not market events these are not boom and bust cycles this is a break down crisis it is a disintegration of the entire world system.

Too Big To Fail?: 10 Banks Own 77 Percent Of All U.S. Banking Assets
The largest banks have tens of trillions of dollars of exposure to derivatives. When the next great financial collapse happens, derivatives will almost certainly be at the center of it once again. These side bets do not create anything real for the economy - they just make and lose huge amounts of money. We never know when the next great derivatives crisis will strike. Derivatives are essentially like a "sword of Damocles" that perpetually hangs over the U.S. financial system.

A Sovereign-Debt-Default Survival Kit: The Four Countries That Will Keep Their AAA Ratings
And it's no longer just Europe that we have to be worried about. On Friday, Standard and Poor's warned that there was a 50-50 chance that the United States would lose its AAA debt rating in the next 90 days - even if the debt ceiling didn't result in a U.S. default.

The Daily Bell - Debt Ceiling Drama (Ron Paul Commentary)
Every time the Federal Reserve engages in more quantitative easing and devalues the dollar, it is defaulting on the American people by eroding their purchasing power and inflating their savings away. The dollar has lost nearly 50% of its value against gold since 2008.

15,000 US Troops to Remain In Iraq, Renamed “Diplomats”
The majority of the troops will receive a “cover designation” and be labeled “diplomats,” but their job will be to protect oilfields and serve four giant military bases that will ensure the occupation remains permanent.

TEPCO acts as typhoon heads for Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) is rushing to install a cover over a building at its crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant to shield it from wind and rain as Typhoon Ma-on approaches Japan. Work on the cover for the turbine building of the No 3 reactor started yesterday, said TEPCO general manager Junichi Matsumoto. The transfer of tainted water for storage in a barge docked next to the plant was halted, spokesman Satoshi Watanabe said. The eye of Ma-on, categorised as "extremely strong," was about 1,200km from the Fukushima plant, according to the website of the Japan Meteorological Agency, which issued warnings for floods and high waves along the southern coast from Okinawa to Tokyo.

Japan plans to ban Fukushima beef over radiation concerns
Japan's government is set to suspend all cattle shipments from Fukushima as concerns over radiation-tainted beef escalate. Senior Vice Health Minister Kohei Otsuka said beef from surrounding areas may also be affected. It comes after 136 cows were found to have consumed feed affected by radioactive caesium. This is the latest health scare linked to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged by the March earthquake.

Radiation detected in Northwest rainwater
A Seattle nuclear watchdog group is accusing the federal government of failing to keep the public informed of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. "The level that was detected on March 24 was 41 times the drinking water standard," said Gerry Pollet from Heart of America Northwest. He reviewed Iodine 131 numbers released by the Environmental Protection Agency last spring. "Our government said no health levels, no health levels were exceeded. When in fact the rain water in the Northwest is reaching levels 130 times the drinking water standards," said Pollet.

US meets with Kadhafi representatives: official
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US envoys held a rare meeting with representatives of Moamer Kadhafi's regime over the weekend and urged the Libyan strongman to cede power, a US official said Monday.

Nuclear Nightmare
(NaturalNews) For almost three months the bad nuclear news has been shouting at us, warning us, but even the professionals in the area of toxicity are not abandoning their lives or homes. Is it an everyone-goes-down-with-the-ship paradigm that has a hold...

Drought cripples southern farms
Half of Dahlen Hancock’s cotton fields are dead. The other half are clinging to life. The 5,800 acres he farms near Lubbock, Texas, are half irrigated and half at the mercy of the clouds. And the past nine months have been the driest in Texas on record...

President Obama Threatens to Veto "Cut, Cap and Balance"
The Obama administration says President Obama would veto the so called "cut, cap and balance" amendment supported by House Republican freshmen and members of the Tea Party if it came to him for signature. The bill includes a constitutional amendment that requires a balanced budget and allows the government to borrow $2.4 trillion more - but only in conjunction with large spending cuts.

Default ‘Off the Table,’ Debt Deal Will Be Struck: Geithner
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Monday that he is certain that congressional leaders will strike a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling prior to the Aug. 2 deadline to avoid default.

Coburn proposes $9 trillion deficit cut measure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the Senate's staunchest budget-cutters unveiled Monday a massive plan to cut the nation's deficit by $9 trillion over the coming decade, including $1 trillion in tax increases opposed by most of his fellow Republicans.

Two never-finished Navy ships head to scrap heap
They are the two ships no one wanted, almost constantly embroiled in one dispute or another for the past 25 years. The two Navy behemoths have never gone on a mission, were never even completed, yet they cost taxpayers at least $300 million.

Libya’s Palestinian Refugees and the Current Crisis (I of II)
This latest attack, in the Ain Zara and Tajoura districts in the eastern suburbs of Tripoli killed 3 more civilians, increasing the more than 1,100 total civilian deaths by NATO, according to Libyan Ministry of Health statistics. This latest attack is believed to have employed four US MK-83, 1000 lb. guided bombs and four US Hellfire missiles.

VIDEO: TSA Threatens Congressman For Disclosing 25,000 Security Breaches
The Department of Homeland Security has complained to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) about what it says was an inappropriate disclosure of sensitive security information to the press by the House transportation panel that he chairs.

Full Speed Ahead For Facial Recognition Technology has been used to tag over 25 billion faces in over 7 billion photos since launching in late 2007. Facebook users had been using the facial recognition app to tag friends in photos for two years before...

Small Arkansas Town Wants To Ban Free Speech And Freedom Of Assembly, No “Group” Will Be Able To Meet Without Cities Permission
A small Arkansas town of 850 is attempting to ban groups from meeting to talk about the city without first getting permission from the city itself. In a move reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the Gould, Arkansas City Council has moved to ban all groups from discussing the city, even in their own home!

The Quiet Coup: The Implementation of Agenda 21
People have noticed the 25 government agencies on Obama’s new White House Rural Council. And, they’re questioning what might be the need for all of them. What people may not have noticed yet, is that the government agencies in this council are also on other councils.

Audio: Wynn Slams Obama On Business: "Responsible For Fear In America"
And I'm saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime. And I can prove it and I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations...

RNC Says Obama Fundraising Video 'Apparent Crime,' Seeks DOJ Probe
ABC News’ Devin Dwyer (@devindwyer) reports: The Republican National Committee has asked the Justice Department to investigate what it calls a matter of “grave concern:” President Obama’s appearance in a campaign video filmed inside the White House.

Get Ready for a 70% Marginal Tax Rate
President Obama has been using the debt-ceiling debate and bipartisan calls for deficit reduction to demand higher taxes. With unemployment stuck at 9.2% and a vigorous economic "recovery" appearing more and more elusive, his timing couldn't be worse.

American Government-Endorsed Rating Agency Downgrades U.S. Credit
While the mainstream media will not pay much attention to Egan-Jones, the downgrade is another indication that the debt ceiling debate is a melodrama distracting from the deeper issues. See this and this

Forecast: homes to lose 20% more in value
When will we reach bottom in the housing market? With lenders filing foreclosures more slowly and an excess inventory of homes, housing prices could fall another 20 percent next year, says one economist.

Scientists Gagged From Interpreting Study That Links Climate Change To Cosmic Rays
The UK’s Register suggests one reason that the “gag order” may have been issued is because the experiment invites a politically unacceptable hypothesis on climate change, or to say it another way, the study shows that Global Warming may not be a human caused phenomenon.

'Colossal blunder' on radioactive cattle feed / Govt officials admit responsibility for foul-up that let tainted beef enter nation's food supply
Japan: Officials of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry have admitted they did not consider the possibility of cattle ingesting straw contaminated by radioactive substances emitted from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Government-funded electric car company folds; more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds lost
The State of California is completely overwhelmed by debt; roughly $377 billion in debt to be specific. To make matters worse, the City of Salinas and their residents are now going to have to eat over half of a million dollars in lost taxpayer dollars.

US pediatrician suggests government should take obese children away from their parents
(NaturalNews) A pediatrician in Boston named David Ludwig has been sharply criticized over the past week for suggesting that obese children might be taken away from their parents by state authorities for their own safety.

Clear acne with green smoothies
(NaturalNews) While most acne solutions focus on surface treatments, truly clear skin comes from treating acne from the inside out. Like the rest of the body, the skin needs nourishment and nutrients in order to heal and cleanse itself. One of the most powerful foods for clearing acne is the green smoothie.

Seed hunters make mad dash to save the food crops of humanity
(NaturalNews) In the face of today`s burgeoning loss of seed diversity, the need for a doubling in food production in the next fifty years and the threatened spread of deadly food fungus has instigated seed hunters to scour world markets in a desperate search for the last varieties of
wheat, rice, barley, lentils and chickpeas.

Homeland Security Facial Recognition System Revoked Wrong Citizen’s Drivers License
“I was shocked,’’ Gass said in a recent interview. “As far as I was concerned, I had done nothing wrong.’’ After frantic calls and a hearing with Registry officials, Gass learned the problem: An antiterrorism computerized facial recognition system that scans a database of millions of state driver’s license images had picked his as a possible fraud.

NYC Testing New Technology Aimed At Reducing Traffic Congestion
The new program is sort of big brother-ish. An array of new traffic monitoring gear, including microwave sensors, traffic video cameras and E-ZPass readers will be used to measure traffic volume at 23 intersections.

AP Exclusive: Mortgage 'robo-signing' goes on
Mortgage industry employees are still signing documents they haven't read and using fake signatures more than eight months after big banks and mortgage companies promised to stop the illegal practices that led to a nationwide halt of home foreclosures.

News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead
Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbusiness reporter who was the first named journalist to allege that Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead.

London police feel the heat in UK hacking scandal
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's tabloid phone-hacking scandal enveloped the London police force Monday with the rapid-fire resignations of two top officers amid claims of possible illegal eavesdropping, bribery and collusion. U.K officials immediately vowed to investigate.

VIDEO: Testimony For Vaccine Exemption in Schools To MA Legislators on H1055
By Mr. Keenan of Salem (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Andrea Rupert for legislation to allow students not immunized to be admitted to schools upon the written request of a parent. Education.An Act relative to childhood immunizations...

BP Launches Latest TV Ads on Cleanup Efforts
BP released a new series of television commercials on their restoration efforts in the Gulf. The videos feature neighbors who were affected by the oil spill, and say things are back to normal.

Treasure trove of rare earth metals discovered on sea floor; will mining devastate ocean ecosystem?
(NaturalNews) Rare earth metals, which have a number of useful applications, are also key elements in the construction of some of the world's leading green...

Coming in 2012: Genetically modified front lawns and the mass spraying of neighborhoods and playgrounds with RoundUp
(NaturalNews) Thanks to a recent admission by the USDA that it does not have the regulatory framework to even regulate GMOs, the world of biotech is set to unleash a tidal wave of genetically modified seeds upon the United States. This is the upshot...

USDA trying to run organic leafy green growers out of business
(NaturalNews) Results of the passage of S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, are beginning to come into play -- and in this case the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), rather than the FDA, has decided to take the helm. A recent Action Alert...

Interview with Dr. John Cannell on benefits of vitamin D
(NaturalNews) Mike Adams recently interviewed the Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, Dr. John Cannell, MD, in order to obtain more information about the nutrient which has been gaining ground as a proven necessity for cancer protection, good...

Vitamin D influences brain proteins to protect against Alzheimer`s disease
Advanced age and the build-up of amyloid beta protein clumps on brain structures are the clinical manifestation leading to the devastating form of dementia known as Alzheimer`s disease. Breaking research published in the journal Fluids...

Beets detoxify the liver
The liver is an organ that removes toxins and other harmful substances from the body, allowing the body to function without experiencing the many illnesses and other harmful side effects that these toxins can cause. For this reason, it is...

Today In History - Monday - July 18, 2011
1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad.
1914 - Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps.
1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1936 - The Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa.
1942 - The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, made its first flight.
1944 - U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo, France, ending the battle of the hedgerows.
1944 - Hideki Tojo was removed as Japanese premier and war minister due to setbacks suffered by his country in World War II.
1947 - U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.
1971 - New Zealand and Australia announced they would pull their troops out of Vietnam.
1984 - A gunman opened fire at a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in San Ysidro, CA. He killed 21 people before being shot dead by police.
1994 - In Buenos Aires, a massive car bomb killed 96 people belonging to Argentinean Jewish organizations.
2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was stopped for speeding and then failed to pass a sobriety test. Abdul- Jabbar was the leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history at the time.
2001 - A train derailed, involving 60 cars, in a Baltimore train tunnel. The fire that resulted lasted for six days and virtually closed down downtown Baltimore for several days.

Photos of Military Equipment Spotted in Missouri - Taken by Power Hour Team Members.

July 18, 2011 Missouri River Flooding Update
The latest news coverage on the Missouri flooding from KETV NewsWatch 7 and

Gold rises above $1,600/oz as debt fears simmer
(Reuters) July 18, 2011 - Gold prices rallied to record highs above $1,600 an ounce in Europe on Monday as investors spooked by the euro zone debt crisis and the threat of a U.S. default bought into the metal as a haven from risk.

Greenspan: Dumb Americans Deserve Unemployment
The former boss of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, said the reason Gen-Xers are unemployed and suffering from a lower standard of living is because they are lazy, stupid, and unproductive. U.S. companies would be better off hiring immigrants.

Congressman Boswell fights off armed intruder at Iowa farm house
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) --- A home invasion at Rep. Leonard Boswell's Iowa farm ended when his 22-year-old grandson fetched a shotgun and aimed it at the intruder, according to a statement from the congressman's office. No one was seriously injured.

Police State: San Francisco Police Shoot and Kill Man for Not Paying His Train Fare! 
(Warning: Explicit Language) On Saturday, July 16th, the San Francisco Police shot and killed an unarmed 19 year-old man for allegedly not paying his Muni train fare. Witnesses say the shooting happened after the suspect de-boarded the T-Third Muni train and was confronted by police for not having a ticket. A chase ensued and the suspect was shot at six to ten times.

Iran and China sign $4b in deals
Iran and China on Saturday signed a series of agreements worth $4 billion (€2.8 billion) for infrastructure projects as part of a broader bid to boost trade volume between the two nations, Iranian state media reported.

History of U.S. Debt Defaults
John S. Chamberlain writes: On July 13th, the president of the United States angrily walked out of ongoing negotiations over the raising of the debt ceiling from its legislated maximum of $14.294 trillion dollars. This prompted a new round of speculation over whether the United States might default on its financial obligations. In these circumstances, it is useful to recall the previous instances in which this has occurred and the effects of those defaults. By studying the defaults of the past, we can gain insights into what future defaults might portend.

Colo. woman accused of groping TSA agent in Ariz.
Phoenix police say 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday afternoon at an airport checkpoint. TSA staff say Mihamae refused to be go through passenger screening and became argumentative before she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands.

Possible Cancer Cluster in Fort Detrick, Maryland Under Investigation
Biodefense facilities in Fort Detrick, Maryland have nearby residents rightfully concerned about a host of diseases many believe are related to Army activities that include Agent Orange testing during the Vietnam War. Most recently, a possible cancer cluster has been the subject an intense investigation.

VIDEO: Something’s Rotten in the State of Arizona
Fox Business News July 15, 2011 - Embattled Quartzsite, Ariz. Mayor Ed Foster joins Freedom Watch to sound the alarm about the outrageous crimes he alleges the town government is committing

New Las Conchas Fire Air Sample Monitoring Information
The air monitoring results for 137-Cesium, 239-Plutonium, and 241-Americium are below air effluent Concentrations as specified in Table II of NMAC, and are in compliance with “Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public”...

NRC: Exelon Cleaning Up Chemical Leak At Illinois Nuclear Plant
A chemical leak at an Illinois nuclear power plant run by Exelon Corp. (EXC) has temporarily restricted access to a vital cooling area of the facility as crews work to clean up the spill, federal regulators said.

INSANE! Experts Warn of al-Qaeda Attack If Debt Ceiling Not Raised
It’s not enough to frighten Americans with personal financial disaster if the massive debt scam is not perpetuated. In order to send the message, the government has decided to stoke up the al-Qaeda threat.

75,000 US veterans face homelessness
According to data published by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of US veterans, homeless on any given night as of June this year, stands at a staggering 75,700, a Press TV correspondent reported Friday.

FINALLY! - Ireland Issues Threat To Billionaire Bondholders
Mr O'Connor said the country had to extricate itself from "the straitjacket" of the EU/IMF/ECB bailout agreement, which, he said, was suffocating any prospect of growth in domestic demand. He said without such growth there would be no appreciable recovery.

World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia: U.S. Sends in the Marines and More Drones
Even as U.S. militarization of the Horn of Africa has contributed massively to the threatened starvation of millions, the Americans have announced an escalation of drone attacks against Somalia and the establishment of a Marine task force for the region.

President Obama Meets With the Dalai Lama at the White House as China Objects
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama held a White House meeting Saturday with the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Peace laureate, hours after China called on the U.S. to rescind an invitation that could sour relations with Beijing.

Hollywood begins mass brainwashing campaign to get people ready for the next bioengineered virus release
(NaturalNews) The entertainment industry is no stranger to government propaganda campaigns, and the latest Hollywood flicks are no exception. A quick look at the trailer for the upcoming release of the movie Contagion:

WHO says flu vaccine production to double by 2015
July 15, 2011 - During a crisis, such as a new influenza pandemic, the world’s projected 37 vaccine makers would have the potential to triple their annual output of a trivalent vaccine. The United Nations puts the estimated number of doses in such a scenario at 5.4 billion.

Corporate Water World
Pharmaceutical giant Merck has become the most recent multinational corporation to endorse the United Nations CEO Water Mandate, an initiative that was awarded the Public Eye Greenwash Award. Public Eye described the Mandate as a club of corporations that profit financially from water as a primary resource while exhibiting "irresponsible and damaging behavior."

Biotech farm to milk mutant transgendered offspring of GM goats
(NaturalNews) The insatiable lust among genetic engineers to tamper with the natural order has reached new freak-show proportions. Genetic butchers from AgResearch, which NaturalNews recently reported had reluctantly abandoned a 13-year animal cloning...

The Food that Helps You to Detox Pesticides
A study took a look at the of microorganisms in the degradation of the organophosphorus insecticide chlorpyrifos during kimchi fermentation. During the fermentation of kimchi, the insecticide degraded rapidly until day 3, and had degraded completely by day 9. Four lactic acid bacteria were identified as being responsible for the effect.

Illegal immigrant working inside nuke plant arrested
PHOENIX July 14, 2011 - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies arrested an illegal immigrant working inside the Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, the nation's largest nuclear plant and one of the most closely monitored in the country.

Fukushima: Season's Tuna Catch Taken Elsewhere, Fish Sold as Local
Fukushima is not, shall we say, the most advantageous place for your fish to have been caught, if you want it sold. No one wants to buy fish from Fukushima for some reason. Solution?

Obama: Public is 'sold' on tax increases in a debt-ceiling deal
President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats' demand for tax increases. "The American people are sold," he said. "The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."

Sheila Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday strongly suggested that members of Congress are making it difficult for President Obama to raise the debt ceiling because of his race.

VIDEO: Osama Hit List: President Obama, Petraeus, Major U.S. Sporting Event
U.S. officials say that Osama Bin Laden wanted to assemble a team to attack America on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and had a hit list that included President Obama, General David Petraeus and a major U.S. sporting event.

U.S. can't account for $8.7 billion of Iraq's money: audit
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense was unable to account properly for $8.7 billion of Iraqi oil and gas money meant for humanitarian needs and reconstruction after the 2003 invasion, according to an audit released on Tuesday.

President Donates $100 Billion to the United Nations
October 6, 2010 - Andrea Lafferty of The Traditional Values Coalition writes: “The U.S. taxpayer is forced to pay billions to an inefficient organization run by world leaders who hate America and the free market system. This doesn’t make any sense...

NRA to UN: don't regulate US arms ownership
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The National Rifle Association on Friday declared its opposition to any attempt by U.N. member states to prohibit or regulate U.S. civilian ownership of firearms as they draft a treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade....

VIDEO: Taxpayers have to come up with more than $100 million after the TSA loses a lawsuit to Federal Air Marshals
Tampa, Florida--It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when. This Federal Air Marshal is talking about another 9-11 type attack and he puts some of the blame on the Transportation Security Administration. He says it has to do with overtime.

Federal Court Rules TSA Violated Law By Introducing Body Scanners
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the TSA violated federal law by rolling out radiation firing body scanners in airports without soliciting public comment. The court will allow use of the scanners to continue, however.

YouTube: People Stampede For Public Housing Vouchers In Dallas
Wait 'till there is no cash & food!

3 Examples Of How "It's Policy" Has Become An Excuse For Absolutely Unspeakable Acts
In the United States today, young children are taught from the moment that they first enter school that they are to blindly follow orders. By the time most Americans have become adults, if they are told that something "is policy" then they just accept it. Decades of conditioning have trained us to do what we are told no matter what the consequences are.

U.S. to recognize Libyan rebels as legitimate government
The United States is granting Libyan rebel leaders full diplomatic recognition as the governing authority of Libya, after five months of fighting to oust longtime ruler Moammar Gaddafi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday.

Libya: Col Gaddafi has 'suicide plan' to blow up Tripoli
In an unusually frank interview with Russian daily newspaper Izvestia, Mikhail Margelov, the Kremlin’s special representative for Africa, said Libya’s prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi had personally told him of the plan on a recent visit.

Scientists Punch a Hole in the Fabric of Time with a "Time Cloak"
Kyle Wagner — What a preposterous world we live in, where developments in invisibility cloak tech are common enough to elicit yawns. Fine, you unmovable automatons, how about a time cloak? Is that something you might be interested in?

Project Blue Beam In Action
For those of you who are not familiar with “Project Blue Beam,” it is a covert technology that can project holographic images in the clouds, on the horizon, etc. that look absolutely REAL but are, in fact, completely unreal. Up until now, this technology has been fodder for conspiracy folks and those on the fringe.

Does Google Spy For NSA? Judge says you can't know
A federal judge has ordered that whether Google is spying for National Security Agency or not, you have no right to know. "The NSA need not disclose 'the organization or any function of the National Security Agency, [or] any information with respect to the activities thereof,'" U.S. District Judged Richard Leon has ordered... If you are looking for a private search engine, click here.

Specter of Katrina looms in New Orleans police shooting defense
(Reuters) - It's been six years since a massive storm and flood devastated New Orleans, but when the trial of police officers charged in a deadly 2005 shooting continues next week, Hurricane Katrina will be the 800-pound gorilla in the courtroom.

State Fracking Rules Could Allow Drilling Near New York City Water Supply Tunnels
The latest draft of guidelines for hydraulic fracturing in New York could open the door to drilling within 1,000 feet of aging underground tunnels that carry water to New York City—a far cry from the seven-mile buffer once sought by city officials.

EPA questions need for gas line through Pa. forest
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Federal environmental regulators are questioning the rationale of a proposed 39-mile natural gas pipeline that opponents say would damage 600 acres of pristine forests and streams in northern Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains region. Central New York Oil and Gas Company LLC is seeking regulatory approval to use eminent domain...

Washington, DC — A new study has found that wastewater from natural gas hydrofracturing in a West Virginia national forest quickly wiped out all ground plants, killed more than half of the trees and caused radical changes in soil chemistry.

3 girls busted for illegal lemonade stand
7/15/2011- Three girls trying to raise money to go to a waterpark thought that a lemonade stand would do the trick. But then they met the long arm of the law — their local police chief.

Today In History - Friday - July 15, 2011
1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives met with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.
1857 - British women and children were murdered in the second Cawnpore Massacre during the Indian Mutiny.
1863 - Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwhackers attacked Huntsville, MO, where they stole $45,000 from the local bank.
1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1888 - "Printers’ Ink" was first sold.
1901 - Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike.
1904 - The first Buddhist temple in the U.S. was established in Los Angeles, CA.
1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.
1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
1940 - Robert Wadlow died at the age of 22. At that time he was 8 feet, 11-1/10 inches tall and weighed 439 pounds.
1942 - The first supply flight from India to China over the 'Hump' was carried to help China's war effort.
1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect the pro-Western government. The troops withdrew October 25, 1958.
1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars.
1968 - Commercial air travel began between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., when the first plane, a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
1976 - A 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver when they were abducted by three gunmen near Chowchilla, CA. All of the captives escaped unharmed.
1987 - Taiwan ended thirty-seven years of martial law.
2002 - John Walker Lindh pled guilty to two felonies. The crimes were supplying services to Afghanistan's former Taliban government and for carrying explosives during the commission of a felony. Lindh agreed to spend 10 years in prison for each of the charges.
2009 - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released in theaters in the U.S. It was the sixth movie in the series.

24,000 Pentagon files stolen in major cyber breach, official says
14 Jul 2011 The Defense Department lost 24,000 files to "foreign intruders" in the spring in what appears to be one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date on the U.S. military, a top Pentagon official acknowledged Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, who disclosed the March breach during a speech to roll out the Pentagon's new cyber strategy, said the files were taken from a defense contractor. He did not say who was believed to be behind the attack [*themselves*] or describe the nature of the files that were stolen.

Gold to Break Above $2,000 in the Next 4 Months says Ben Davies
When asked if he was signaling that the gold market was ready for an explosion Davies said, “I think there’s a really high chance, this is the year that you do not want to fight the gold market. This is a trend that you just have to bite the bullet and be invested and go with it, I feel very strongly about that. Various liquidity is going to be coming from all corners of the world. At no time has gold pulled back throughout any of this credit tightening process, the market is going higher. We are in my opinion going to see a $2,000 handle this year.”
Comment: There an audio portion included for this link (bottom of the web page).

Public schools in California will be required to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans starting Jan. 1 after Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a controversial bill t

Bin Laden 'Plotted Anniversary Attack
Osama bin Laden was working to assemble a team of militants to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to communications Navy SEALs seized from his Pakistani hideout when they killed the al Qaeda leader this spring.

CNN exposes ‘terror expert’ as a fraud
CNN reported Wednesday that a so-called terrorism expert that is paid with tax dollars and has even appeared on their own network may be a fraud.

Oh so stupid News...Un-BEE-lievable: NYC Fines Man $2,000 For Not Watering His Hive
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This story probably falls into the category of Ripley’s “bee-lieve” it or not. The Bloomberg administration socked a Queens man with a hefty fine for failing to water his beehive, reports CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer. It’s a new one in the annals of city government..

Charges dropped against Oak Park woman over veggie garden
But other charges against Julie Bass have been resurrected for not having licenses for her two dogs — even though she took care of that issue, lawyer Solomon Radner said.

Given Arizona's long history of corruption, ignorance and abuse among it's assuming leadership at all levels leaves the "peasant public" pondering if it is not so much a matter of what "they" will do to damage her further but more likely... when?

Oil spill cause could take months to determine
WASHINGTON -- A federal safety official says it will probably be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River.

Los Alamos lab prepares for flooding after fire
AP 7/13/2011 LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Crews at Los Alamos National Laboratory installed barriers to divert water and removed sediment as they work to prevent any trace of nuclear and other contamination from being washed downstream...

The China Syndrome: Don’t Blame China For Temperature Standstill
The idea that China is to blame for the global temperature standstill does not stand up. It is a fact that in a world where CO2 is increasing year by year, the world’s temperature has not increased.

Disapproval of Fracking Panel Grows
Controversy about hazardous pollution associated with hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, has escalated as natural gas companies have begun deploying a new gas drilling method called high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

9/11 Survivors Will Not Be Allowed to Attend Ground Zero Commemoration
The World Trade Center Survivors' Network was informed of this last week by the mayor's office, saying that there would simply be no room for them at the event.

HISTORY LESSON: Albert Pike, The NWO, & Their 3 World Wars
FederalJack - In the 19th Century Albert Pike established a framework for bringing about the One World Order. Based on a vision revealed to him, Albert Pike wrote a blueprint of events that would play themselves out in the 20th century, with even more of these events yet to come.

Pentagon to publish strategy for cyberspace wars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing escalating risks of cyberattacks by hackers, criminals and other nations, the Pentagon is developing more resilient computer networks so the military can continue to operate if critical systems are breached or taken down....

CFR to Thailand: Accept US-Stooge or Else
Bangkok, Thailand July 14, 2011 - The corporate-funded, corporate-serving unelected arbiters of US domestic and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations have recently written an article titled, "Is Thailand Headed for Another Coup? What Should the United States Do About It?" Considering Thailand is a sovereign nation...

U.S. Used Strategic Bombers Against Libya
A quick symphony of planning allowed USAF’s heavy bombers to strike 150 targets in Libya. On March, five Air Force bombers—three B-2s and two B-1Bs—attacked targets in Libya as part of NATO’s mission to protect civilians from government attack in that country’s uprising and civil war.

If government created money instead of debt: America’s brightest minds speak
Corporate media will not remind you, but many of America’s brightest historical minds understood and communicated that publicly-created money (transparent government is public/group work) ends government debt and can create full-employment. This is my “top-ten” list...

Video: Obama says he'll risk job for debt deal
(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Amid new warnings and fresh signs of strain, President Obama and congressional leaders are entering a perilous debt-limit endgame. The president, declaring "enough is enough," is demanding that budget negotiators find...

What Happened to the $2.6 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund?
Well, either Obama and Geithner are lying to us now, or they and all defenders of the Social Security status quo have been lying to us for decades. It must be one or the other. Here’s why: Social Security has a trust fund, and that trust fund is supposed to have $2.6 trillion in it, according to...

GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’
Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’.

Republicans pledge allegiance -- often
(Reuters) - The Republican presidential contenders are pledging their allegiance -- to low taxes, reduced spending, healthy marriages and more. A few Republican White House contenders, most notably front-runner Mitt Romney, have refused to sign some of the pledges

Ron Paul Blasts GOP Establishment In Dramatic First Campaign Video
Congressman Ron Paul has hit the ground running in Iowa and New Hampshire with a dramatic 2012 presidential campaign ad that directly targets the GOP leadership.

Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal
Forbes - Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts.

As copper soars, thieves extract a price
NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - When thieves ransacked eight air conditioners in an apartment complex in the city of Mobile, Alabama, the culprits made off with $800 worth of scrap metal and left residents with $38,000 worth of damages.

Nanotechnology: Tracking food from farm to fork…and you right along with it
“At IFT’s nanoscience conference last week, major industry players discussed how to avoid a rerun of the GMO debacle with consumers – with some saying that one solution could be to say nothing about introducing nanotechnology in foods and to do it anyway.”

Fraunhofer Lab Debuts Healthful Ice Cream Made from Flowers Instead of Milk
It has no dairy, gluten, animal fats or protein, and it’s cholesterol-free, says Fraunhofer. The ice cream is now on sale at a German supermarket chain.

Sulforaphane from broccoli and cruciferous vegetables selectively destroys cancer cells
(NaturalNews) Research details published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells.

Blend edible wild weeds into green smoothies
(NaturalNews) Over the past few years, many people have started drinking daily green smoothies and want to continue. But those same people are noticing that the greens can be the most expensive ingredient in the green smoothie. Plus, the prices of fresh produce are rising at tremendous speeds. Here are some ways to save money while using wild weeds right in the backyard.

Giuliani heads to NH to explore presidential bid
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani isn't convinced that any of the declared Republican presidential contenders can defeat President Barack Obama....

Whoa, baby! Texas mom delivers 16-pound newborn
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) -- A Texas mom expected a big baby, but nothing like this: 16 pounds, 1 ounce....You know what they say - Everything is BIGGER in Texas, here's proof...!!!  Thanks Cynthia!!!

Customer sues after bank declares her dead
Wrenella Pierre spent months trying to convince her bank she was not dead. Now, eight months later, bank executives say they're looking into it.

Google Maps sends park-goers to private home
So many of us rely on Google Maps to get where we're going, but Laurie Gneiding and Michael Brady would rather you didn't, especially if you're using its directions to get to Round Valley State Park. The couple is getting weary of eager boaters, campers and visitors turning up at their house, demanding entrance to the New Jersey state park — just because Google Maps told them that's where it is.

Because of Constitution Error, North Dakota is Not a State (and Never Has Been)
John Rolczynski, an 82-year old Grand Forks resident, discovered the error in 1995 and has been been campaigning to fix North Dakota's constitution ever since.

TVA defends Browns Ferry after reports of equipment, operator failure
Times Free Press, July 14th, 2011 - After tornadoes, water in reactor “boiled” low enough to trigger shutdown alarm — Public not told of problems...

VIDEO: 'Monsoon rain could flood Los Alamos with contaminants'
Willem Malten from the Los Alamos Study Group says that although the town of Los Alamos which is still one of the United States' most active nuclear weapons facilities has escaped the threat of a fierce wildfire, a new natural phenomenon is now threatening the local communities.

A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food
“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property is zoned Residential 1, which allows residential use and Home Based Business only.”

TSA failure: 25,000 airport security breaches since 2001, says report
(NaturalNews) If you think the establishment of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after 9/11 has really helped to make the skies safer, think again. A new report issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee...

Today In History - Thursday - July 14, 2011
1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.
1868 - Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.
1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
1914 - Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.
1933 - All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.
1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.
1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published.
1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.
1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.
1966 - In a Chicago dormitory, Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses.
1968 - Hank Aaron, while with the Atlanta Braves, hit his 500th career home run.
1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9.
1986 - Richard W. Miller became the first FBI agent to be convicted of espionage.
1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.
2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.
2003 - Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications downloaded.

Pictures of The Great Missouri River Flood of 2011
The area covered is from Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota to Hamburg, Iowa.

July 14, 2011 Missouri River Flooding Update
The latest news coverage on the Missouri flooding from KETV NewsWatch 7 and

President Obama abruptly walks out of talks
President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of a stormy debt-limit meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, a dramatic setback to the already shaky negotiations...

Ron Paul Wins NH Straw Poll, Obliterates Mitt Romney
Ron Paul wins yet another straw poll. Paul garnered 39 percent of the straw poll vote, followed by Rick Santorum with 12 per cent and Michele Bachman and Herman Cain with 11 percent. Romney got 9 percent of the vote, Tim Pawlenty, 8 percent, and Gary Johnson, 7 percent. Video.

Prolonged drought leaving 14 states parched
COLQUITT, Ga. - The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields...

Nebraska seeks disaster declaration
July 13, 2011 - LINCOLN -- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman today submitted a formal request for a major disaster declaration to President Barack Obama. The request cited the flooding, severe storms, high winds, tornadoes, rain and hail that have occurred in 29 Nebraska counties since May.

Pumps Needed in Another Metro Area
July 13, 2011 -According to the city during their daily flood briefing, the Missouri River has fallen some, but remains well above flood stage at 34.9 feet at Omaha Tuesday.

Light Bulb Ban Repeal Fails In House
As we predicted earlier today, the repeal of the light bulb ban in the House has been defeated. By a vote of 233-193, the light of liberty has been further dimmed. To undo the ban, a 2/3 majority was needed.

Wildfire northwest of valley still burning; new test site blaze ignited
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL July 12, 2011 - Meanwhile, another blaze began at the Nevada National Security Site, the former nuclear test site 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production
As the world's population increases, so too does its need for food and water - the two resources which are absolutely necessary to sustain life. And as it happens, one is needed to grow the other, so it should...

Monster typhoon expected to slam into south Japan next week
Tokyo July 12, 2011 - Still in the midst of its long recovery from the earthquakes and tsunami of early March, Japan must now keep a watchful eye on typhoon Ma-on, rapidly intensifying in the western Pacific. The storm could impact the disaster-ravaged country early next week. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reports...

River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm
COSTA RICA July 13, 2011 – Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as a result.

China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production
As the world's population increases, so too does its need for food and water - the two resources which are absolutely necessary to sustain life. And as it happens, one is needed to grow the other, so it should...

The Phoenix dust storm shows that, whatever the weather, it's always 'climate change'
Rain or shine, drought, flood or dust-storm, the warmist faith decrees that all 'freak weather events' are man-made, says Christopher Booker. Related article.

Mitch McConnel's Bizarre Plan: Transfer authority over debt ceiling limit from Congress to Obama
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) floated a novel way out of default Tuesday, suggesting that Congress give up its power to raise the debt ceiling, and instead effectively transfer that authority -- and the political pain that comes with it -- to the White House for the remainder of Obama's current term.

DEADLINE LIVE EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Government Builds First Law Enforcement Base in Puebla, Mexico
The 54-acre facility will cost $22 million. It will have barracks for about 500 personnel, two conference auditoriums, two chow halls, a helicopter landing area, four watch towers, a gun range, a forensic lab, a training court room, as well as smoke and fire simulation buildings, according to Mexican journalist Raul Rodriguez Cortes.

Gold Advances to Record on Debt Crisis
Bloomberg July 13, 2011 - Gold futures surged to a record $1,588.90 an ounce as the dollar’s slump and the European debt crisis spurred demand for precious metals as alternative assets. Silver surged the most since March 2009.

Ben Bernanke Makes Insane Comments On Gold
Ben Bernanke who today was testifying in front of a Congressional Committee made the assertion that gold is not money during an exchange with Congressman Ron Paul. He even went as far to say that central banks only hold gold because of tradition.

Report: News Corp. Paid No Taxes After Profiting $10B (Yet Rec’d $4.5B In Refunds)
Well, it appears that the hits keep coming. David Cay Johnston is a columnist for Reuters who recently took a look at the corporate finances of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., and what he has reported is certain to raise some eyebrows.

Where are the 400,000 new jobs promised by Pelosi?
(NaturalNews) About a month before the passage of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA), also known as "Obamacare," then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D -Cal.) stated at a health summit that, if passed, the health care overhaul...

How Globalism Has Destroyed Our Jobs, Businesses And National Wealth In 10 Easy Steps
As most Americans stand around waiting for the U.S. economy to return to "normal", there is a never ending parade of jobs, businesses and wealth heading out of the United States.

UN reveals its master plan for destruction of global economy
Right now, indeed, it’s likely that the United Nations poses a far greater threat to Western Civilisation and the world’s economic future than Al Qaeda does. Have a glance at its latest report World Economic And Social Survey 2011 – and you’ll see what I mean.

After Lifting Fracking Moratorium, Will NY Gov. Cuomo Explain Girlfriend's Ties to Petroleum Industry?
Barely two weeks after New York Governor Cuomo announced an end to the moratorium on fracking in the state, reports are coming out about his live-in girlfriend having potential ties to the petroleum industry...

Army Corp Gun Ban Repeal Vote Coming This Week in the House
Currently, guns are prohibited on Corps land, even when gun possession is otherwise allowed by state law. Rep. Gosar’s legislation would simply remove federal restrictions and allow for the law of the states (in which such land is located) to govern firearms possession.

Rights Group Urges Congress To Scrap Privacy Busting Internet Bill
A prominent online rights group has urged US lawmakers to scrap a proposal that would see all internet providers required by federal law to store information on their customers.

TSA Gropes Daughter – Mother Arrested
The message is clear… If you don’t like your daughter being groped by TSA you will go to jail.

Cardiac society primarily funded by medical stent manufacturers
(NaturalNews) Medical stents - the little wire devices cardiologists use to open clogged arteries - are actually not the treatment of choice in stable heart disease, but you wouldn't know that just by being a casual observer. That's because ...

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
Dr. Peter Osborne gives an easy-to-follow guide to the importance of magnesium levels in maintaining optimal health.

Big Coal Claims Inbreeding is Behind W. Virginia Birth Defects, Not Mining
You may recall seeing the report a few months back in which scientists linked a spate of birth defects in West Virginia to the toxins released from nearby mountaintop removal mining operations. It may have seemed like a perfectly sound, scientific conclusion, but the coal industry insists that there's another explanation: Inbreeding!

Police to Scan Faces and Eyes, Prompting Privacy Concerns
Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. may soon start using handheld facial recognition devices, raising concerns about privacy and legality in the digital age. More information here. FOX News video here.

VIDEO: MORIS Handheld Iris/Face/Fingerprint Biometric Recognition Device
Demonstrates the use of MORIS - the first of its kind mobile multi-modal biometric recognition device based on the iPhone. It is utilizing iris recognition in addition to face and fingerprint. For more information, please visit: BI² Technologies.

Nelson: Corps lacks repair funds
Omaha World Herald July 13, 2011 - he Army Corps of Engineers does not have enough money in its emergency fund for needed repairs to the nation's flood-protection systems after the Missouri River floodwaters recede, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., told The World-Herald.

U.S. More Dead Fish in Oklahoma
July 14, 2011 - Marshall County, Oklahoma- Large numbers of dead fish continue to show up in waters all over Oklahoma. Today we talked with local fishermen in Marshall County about what they've been experiencing.

Burzynski documentary reveals true agenda of FDA and cancer industry to destroy cancer cures that really work
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor July 14 - As I've written about many times before, the cancer industry with all of its research, campaigns, and fundraising activities is really nothing more than a giant, corrupt business venture. As crazy as it might...

Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing
A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells...

7 reasons schools should NOT mandate vaccines
Health authorities do not believe that your child is entitled to be educated unless he or she has first been indoctrinated and intoxicated by the demigods of vaccination. Parents who question the necessity and...

Today In History - Wednesday - July 13, 2011
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War, George Washington surrendered the small, circular Fort Necessity in southwestern Pennsylvania to the French.
1787 - The U.S. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacted the Northwest Ordinance, which established the rules for governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting
new states to the Union and limiting the expansion of slavery.
1793 - French revolutionary writer Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday. She was executed four days later.
1812 - The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in New York City.
1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
1835 - John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous patents were not numbered.
1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft began three days of rioting in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.
1875 - David Brown patented the first cash-carrier system.
1878 - The Congress of Berlin divided the Balkans among European powers.
1896 - Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty became the second major league player to hit four home runs in a single game.
1931 - A major German financial institution, Danabank, failed. This led to the closing of all banks in Germany until August 5.
1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet Union.
1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France reached an accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.
1967 - Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, NJ. At the end of four days of violence 27 people had been killed.
1971 - The Army of Morocco executed ten leaders accused of leading a revolt.
1972 - Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (owner of the Los Angeles Rams) traded teams.
1973 - David Bedford set a new world record in the 10,000-meter race in London. His time was 27 minutes, 31 seconds.
1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman Henry Ford II.
1979 - A 45-hour siege began at the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Four Palestinian guerrillas killed two security men and seized 20 hostages.
1984 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and was left comatose. He came out of the coma in June of 2003.
1994 - Jeff Gillooly, Tonya Harding's ex-husband, was sentenced in Portland, OR, to two years in prison for his role in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
1998 - "Image of an Assassination" went on sale. The video documentary is of Abraham Zapruder's home video of U.S. President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.
1998 - Four young cousins in Gallup, NM, died after becoming trapped in a car trunk.
1998 - RealNetworks Inc. rolled out a test version of RealSystem G2. G2 is a streaming video and audio delivery system.
2000 - The United States and Vietnam singed a major trade agreement. The pact still needed to be approved by the U.S. Congress.
2000 - Sprint Corp. and WorldCom canceled their planned merger due to opposition by regulators in the United States and Europe.

The secret history of Monsanto, Agent Orange and the mutilation of innocent Vietnamese
(NaturalNews) We still find it difficult to completely forget one of the uglier and far-reaching atrocities of the Vietnam War - the dissemination of a deadly herbicide, Agent Orange. But where we only have movies like Apocalypse Now and a host...

Report: U.S. to sell fighter jets to Iraq
U.S. officials tell The Wall Street Journal that the Iraqi government may buy as many as 36 U.S. fighter jets worth billions of dollars.

Obama Threatens To Hold Up Social Security Checks
President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

YouTube: Quartzsite, AZ - City Council barres Jennifer Jones & Public from Council Meeting
July 10, 2011- Outrage is an everyday thing in Quartzsite Arizona. SUNDAY, Council meets, then invites Mayor Foster! No advance public notice is given at all. Mayor declines to enter the building because the meeting clearly appears to be illegal.
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Ron Paul Announces He Will Not Run for Re-election in House July 12, 2011 - Ron Paul has announced on his Facebook page that he will not seek re-election for his seat in the House of Representatives. “I have decided not to seek re-election for my House seat in 2012 and will focus all of my energy winning the Presidency,” he wrote this morning.

Suspected US drones kill 38 in Pakistan
AP July 12, 2011 - The strikes follow the Obama administration's announcement that it is suspending more than one-third of US military aid to Pakistan until disagreements are worked out. The attacks indicate...

Phone hacking: pressure in United States to investigate News Corporation
Exclusive: A powerful Senate committee chairman has said that phone hacking raises "serious questions" about whether Rupert Murdoch's News Corp "has broken United States law".

FEMA flood buyouts top $2B since 1993
Devils Lake, ND —JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) —Since floodwaters ravaged Cedar City and other river towns in 1993, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent more than $2 billion to buy 36,707 properties nationwide, according to figures provided to The Associated under an open-records request. Millions more has flowed to those buyouts through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The money brought an end to more than 3,000 towns and neighborhoods.

July 13, 2011 Missouri River Flooding Update
The latest news coverage on the Missouri flooding from KETV NewsWatch 7 and

Alert status lifted at Cooper reactor
Omaha World Herald July 12, 2011- The Missouri River has dropped enough near Brownville, Neb., that the Cooper Nuclear Station no longer is required to operate in an alert mode.

Montana questions Exxon's estimate of oil spilled
AP July 12, 2011 - Montana environmental regulators have asked Exxon Mobil to justify its estimate for how much oil spilled into the Yellowstone River, citing the company's changing timeline on how long it took to stop a leaking pipeline.

VIDEO: High levels of radiation detected in Northwest rainwater
KING 5 News July 12, 2011 - SEATTLE — A Seattle nuclear watchdog group is accusing the federal government of failing to keep the public informed of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Feds sell 30.6 million barrels of emergency crude to 15 companies
The government inked 28 contracts to sell the oil, with prices ranging from $104.97 to $109.26 per barrel. According to a government list of the winning bids, Barclays Bank nabbed the lowest price in the auction, while the nation’s largest refiner, Valero, paid the highest amount for a portion of the crude it snapped up in the sale.

Homeland Security Gives MTA 10$ Million Dollars For Psyops Ad Campaign
This latest ad-campaign is a brilliant attempt to strike fear into the hearts and minds of the American Public. One will see the genius behind the psychological operation in the videos bellow. These videos are meant to scare the public into turning on the neighbors and other fellow countrymen.

YouTube: Schiff: US debt ceiling talks in deadlock
With debt ceiling talks continuing and President Obama insisting on a long-term solution, the US is just three weeks away from a financial collapse.

YouTube: Newt Gingrich says there is no Supreme Court in the Constitution!
Comment: "The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish." -- "Article III, Section 1, United States Constitution.

Less Than One Quarter Support Obama’s Libya Bombardment
A new Rasmussen poll reveals that less than one quarter of voters believe that the U.S. should continue military action in Libya.

UK government turns against Murdoch BSkyB bid
LONDON — The cozy relationship that Rupert Murdoch long enjoyed with the British power structure came to an abrupt end Tuesday, just as he needed it to complete one of his biggest media buys ever.

10 Middle-Class Jobs That Will Vanish by 2018
By the year 2018, the manufacturing industry will lose 1.2 million more jobs, the mining and oil/gas extraction industry will lose another 104,000 jobs and even the utility companies will see 59,000 job losses according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)..."Despite a slow rate of decline, farmers and ranchers will see the largest total number of job losses of any profession by 2018." (Slide # 3).

Indiana latest US state to drop handwriting requirement
But students will have to learn basic typing skills, which education officials say are more useful in the modern employment world. The move is part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which aims to ensure consistency in US education and makes no mention of handwriting.

Baby products contain toxic flame retardant chemicals
Potentially toxic flame retardants, many of them containing compounds known as penta brominated diphenyl ethers, are a common component of many household products containing polyurethane foam. Originally...

Gallstone flushing is essential for maintaining health
Our livers, the chief detoxifiers for our bodies, are being overworked. Our stressful lifestyles, drugs we consume, and chemical food additives are just a few of the stressors. Free roaming toxins can burden our hearts, reduce available oxygen...

Green Smoothies - Make the diet transition today
A lot of people are realizing the importance of upgrading their diets, but sometimes it's the change part where people get a little stuck. If that's what is going on with you, why not start adding green smoothies to your diet as a first ...

Beat hypothyroidism naturally
One of the fastest growing health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid...

Clinical trials underscore the merits of ginger for gestational nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting or "morning sickness" is a very common complication of pregnancy, affecting over 70% of pregnant women. Morning sickness starts early and tends to persist through the 14-16th week of pregnancy. While there are many theories...

Cat Owners Hiss at Licensing Proposal
NBC - The San Diego City Auditor's Pffice recommends charging cat owners $25 to license and immunize their cats for the sake of health, safety and "cost recovery" for taxpayers.

Concord Could Fine Students For Cutting Class
CONCORD (KCBS) – It could soon cost kids, and parents in Concord upwards of $500 if the teenager continues to cut class.

Amazon seeks ballot measure to undo California tax
(Reuters) - Inc has taken the first step toward asking California voters to repeal a new law requiring websites that forward shoppers to it to collect sales tax...

VIDEO: Dennis Kucinich "Social Security Will be Able To Pay 100% Of It's Benefits Through 2037!"
C-SPAN July 12, 2011

Southern Poverty Law Center labels Senator Rand Paul an ‘extremist’
The Southern Poverty Law Center included Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky in a list of "extreme right-wing" candidates in its latest Intelligence Report.

Belief in Global Warming at New Low; Gore Launches Re-Education Project
On Monday, UPI announced the findings of a recent Harris poll that revealed a record low amount of people believe the global warming theory. Only 44% of the 2163 people polled say they believe that CO2 is warming the earth:

Alternative Markets, Barter Systems, and Local Co-ops are the Lifeboats That Will Save Us
Interview with Brandon Smith, founder of - The faulty economic system is only propped up by our belief and support of it. When we operate outside of it using alternative markets, barter systems, local cooperatives, and competing currencies, we not only provide a lifeboat to many frightened passengers, but the paddles as well.

Today In History - Tuesday - July 12, 2011
1790 - The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing for the election of priests and bishops.
1806 - The Confederation of the Rhine was established in Germany.
1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.
1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed the battle where Union forces repelled Jubal Early's army on the outskirts of Washington, DC.
1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S.
1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.
1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
1974 - John Ehrlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.
1982 - The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.
1984 - Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.
1990 - Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party.
1993 - 196 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck northern Japan.
1999 - Walt Disney Co. announced that it was merging all of its Internet operations together with Infoseek into
2000 - Russia launched the Zvezda after two years of delays. The module was built to be the living quarters for the International Space Station (ISS.)
2000 - A car bomb exploded in central Madrid injuring nine people. The attack was blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA.
2000 - The movie "X-Men" premiered in New York.

Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant north of Omaha pumping out water
AP July 10, 2011 - BLAIR, Neb. — The Omaha Public Power District has installed a new barrier around its Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant and is now pumping out Missouri River floodwaters.

YouTube: Why Fukushima Can Happen HERE!! What the NRC and Nuclear Industry Dont Want You to Know
Nuclear engineers Arnie Gundersen and David Lochbaum discuss how the US regulators and regulatory process have left Americans unprotected.

Corps Warns Of Possible Heavy Rainfall In Upper Basin
The Corps of Engineers is maintaining record releases at both Fort Randall Dam in Pickstown and Gavins Point Dam in Yankton amidst a forecast calling for as much as 3 inches of rainfall in the Missouri River basin.

Missouri River Flooding Update
The latest news coverage on the Missouri flooding from KETV NewsWatch 7 and

Full Civic Literacy Exam (from our 2008 survey)
Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.

Why the U.S. Should Return to the Gold Standard - Even Though it Won't
Social conservative group American Principles in Action joined forces with the Iowa Tea Party in June to set up a "Gold Standard 2012" bus tour that included appearances by several Republican presidential contenders. Also last month, three Republican senators introduced a bill to Congress, the Sound Money Promotion Act, which would make it easier to use gold and silver coins as currency. Utah has gone even further - its Legal Tender Act of 2011 makes it possible to use gold and silver as cash, but with the value based on weight.

VIDEO: Mortgage Company Completely Trashes Man's Home, Steals All His Belongings - Cops Decline To Investigate
The victim had fallen behind on his house payments but was NOT in foreclosure. His mortgage company, thinking Florida was a so-called self-help state (it is not), hired paid thugs to destroy his home and steal his belongings. The local sheriff called it a civil case and has declined to investigate.

Aerial Radiological Survey for King and Pierce Counties
A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. The results will be provided to local agencies from the surveyed area by year-end. Some of the data may be withheld for national security purposes.

Yellowstone River Oil Spill Spreads 240 Miles - If This
Democracy Now! video: The Yellowstone River oil spill continues to spread (both physically and metaphorically) with more and more landowners reporting their property has been contaminated with oil...

VIDEO: Despite Millions in Hourly Profits, Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup is Paper Towels and Duct Tape
I know some people think that paper towels and duct tape can fix just about anything, but could someone please tell the guys at Exxon that this isn't always true? Watch the absurd video below.

The video BP doesn't want you to see
Online newspaper The Daily on Wednesday refused to comply with a federal judge’s order to remove from its website video clips of former BP CEO Tony Hayward’s deposition in the ongoing litigation related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year.

Frightening report warns of eminent ocean life collapse
World ecologists, toxicologists and fisheries scientists participating in a workshop staged by the International Programme on the State of the Oceans, IPSO, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, at Oxford University...

New Weedkiller May be Causing Mass Tree Deaths in U.S.
Unruly herbicides are making headlines again: A couple weeks ago, it was the fact that the world's top-selling weedkiller was causing birth defects. This time, it looks like the brand new herbicide Imprelis, manufactured by the chemical giant DuPont and okayed for use by the EPA, is causing mass tree deaths in a number of vulnerable species across the US.

The worlds largest human experiment: GMOs, Roundup and the Monsanto monstrosity – part one
Informed consent is one of the most basic aspects of patient-physician relations, as well as subject-researcher relations in the case of research studies. This involves making the patient aware of and verifying that they understand the risks, benefits, facts, and the future implications of the procedure or test they are going to be subjected to.

Genetic Modification Wins: Rogue USDA Hands It All to Monsanto—Get ready for Monsanto's poisonous GM plants to be released without any regulation. The USDA is abdicating its role in controlling many of these plants.

Obama: Time to "eat our peas" and pass debt deal
CBS News July 11, 2011- President Obama is still seeking the largest deficit reduction deal possible as part of a package deal to raise the debt ceiling, he said in a press conference today.

Obama Campaigner Working For CNN As “Independent” Contributor
CNN has been caught in a conflict of interest as it has emerged that a significant member of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign staff is still working for the network as an independent political analyst.

CIA organized fake vaccination drive to get Osama bin Laden's family DNA
The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader's family, a Guardian investigation has found.

“Let’s Arm The Mexican Drug Cartels With Thousands Of Guns And Continue To Leave The Border Completely Wide Open”
The brutality and viciousness of Mexican drug cartels is almost beyond description, and yet the U.S. government has armed them to the teeth and does next to nothing to stop their incursions into U.S. territory...

France Says NATO Bombing Has Failed
On Sunday 7/10/11 France seemingly allied itself with Russia and China in calling on NATO to immediately stop its counterproductive and counterintuitive bombing, as more countries witness public demonstrations against NATO’s actions in Libya.

Syrian protesters attack US, French embassies
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Syrian government supporters attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday, smashing windows and spray-painting walls with obscenities and graffiti that called the American ambassador a "dog." Guards at the French Embassy fired in the air to ward off another group of protesters....

Uh Oh – Italy Is Coming Apart Like A 20 Dollar Suit
What is going on in Italy right now is potentially far more serious than what has been going on in Greece. Italy is the fourth largest economy in the European Union.

Army on brink of new ways to fight pain
SAN ANTONIO — The Army is reinventing the way it treats pain. Based on 109 recommendations from an Army-led Pain Management Task Force, the Army is seeking to move away from merely dispensing pain medication to embracing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to caring for soldiers.

Smartphone app claims to repel mosquitos somehow
This app, which is available now on Android and is coming to iOS soon, claims to keep pesky blood suckers away from you by emitting a high-frequency tone...

Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.

Fraudulent Cancer Treatment Pushed by Major University
Even when faced with proof that their system of treatment was based on severely corrupted data, Duke University continued to sell their treatment system.

Cancer patient gets a new trachea grown from his own stem cells
The stem cell research debate included lots of promises about how we would be able to get new body parts grown in a lab, and now it's actually happening.

New study - Half the elderly are prescribed drugs linked to death and mental decline
UK researchers have linked drugs commonly prescribed to half the people over 65 to increased incidence of death and mental decline. The researchers' findings, which are being published this month in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

Nettle root demonstrates its superiority over frontline drugs for prostate enlargement
A comprehensive review of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) show that when nettle root extract (NRE) is compared head-to-head with the standard drugs used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), NRE is as or more effective, while...

This digestive enzyme is a powerful agent in the fight against cancer
Bromelain is a natural digestive enzyme extracted from pineapples. The nutrient is rapidly taking its place aside many of the most powerful natural agents in the war on cancer and other chronic conditions that take the lives of millions each...

Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona
COLQUITT, Ga. — The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields. Cotton plants are too weak to punch through soil so dry it might as well be pavement.

Man falsely arrested, jailed for trying to cash check at Chase bank
(NaturalNews) Not even two years after American taxpayers' money was illegitimately used to bail out a handful of behemoth banks, JPMorgan Chase, one such bailout recipients, is responsible for getting an innocent man arrested...

Ex pharma sales rep Gwen Olsen says Big Pharma only interested in profits, not health
Gwen Olsen, an ex-pharmaceutical sales representative, is using her personal experience and insider knowledge to turn the tables on Big Pharma and tell people the disturbing and disheartening truth about the...

Bill would let federal health researchers ban certain chemicals
(CNN) -- A new bill could alter the landscape of chemical regulation in the United States by empowering researchers to take swift action against the most potentially harmful chemicals in use today.

Clean Tech Sector Heading for a Major Crash
The global clean energy industry is set for a major crash. The reason is simple. Clean energy is still much more expensive and less reliable than coal or gas, and in an era of heightened budget austerity the subsidies required to make clean energy artificially cheaper are becoming unsustainable..

Today In History - Monday - July 11, 2011
1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.
1798 - The U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the U.S. Congress. The act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
1804 - The United States' first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.
1864 - In the U.S., Confederate forces led by Gen. Jubal Early began an invasion of Washington, DC. They turned back the next day.
1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first American chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal while in office.
1955 - The U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated in Colorado Springs, CO, at Lowry Air Base.
1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.
1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.
1977 - The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.
1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1980 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the release of hostage Richard Queen due to illness. Queen was flown to Zurich, Switzerland. Queen had been taken hostage with 62 other Americans at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979.
1994 - Shawn Eckardt was sentenced in Portland, OR, to 18 months in prison for his role in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
1995 - Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States and Vietnam.
1998 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Michael Blassie, a casualty of the Vietnam War, was laid to rest near his Missouri home. He had been positively identified from his remains that had been enshrined in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, VA.
1999 - A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had discovered a lump in her breast. Nelso was at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.
2000 - Arkansas Judge Leon Johnson announced that he would preside over the disbarment case against U.S. President Clinton. Several other judges had stepped aside from the case citing the appearance of conflict of interest.
2008 - Apple released the iPhone 3G.

17 tips for buying organic food on the cheap
Do you enjoy the taste of organic food but you're turned off by the price? If you're willing to do some creative shopping and cooking, you can enjoy the freshness and goodness of organic foods without breaking your food budget. Go to Local Harvest to locate organic farms, grocery/co-operatives and farmer's markets near you.

VIDEO: Radioactive Container Truck Spewing Gamma Rays Into Traffic on I-270 in Saint Louis, Missouri
Someone got stuck next to this truck during the 7pm July 1st holiday traffic on North bound I-270, after seeing the Radioactive warning placards they pulled out the Geiger Counter and Camera. Lesson learned, AVOID RADIOACTIVE TRUCKS!

Take Action Now to Repeal the Light Bulb Ban
The House of Representatives plans to vote Monday, July 11 on a bill that would repeal the ban on standard incandescent light bulbs. If not repealed this year, the ban is scheduled to start going into effect on January 1, 2012 when it will become illegal to sell 100-watt bulbs. For more information, go to Freedom Action's special web site,
***Related Link: Bulb ban's dark consequences - This wicked law can't be switched off soon enough. Americans are enduring a parade of unforeseen consequences as "the experts" try to extinguish this landmark contribution to humanity.

Experts expect more Missouri River levee failures
Associated Press, July 9, 2011 - The Corps predicts that the river will eventually rise high enough to flow over some 18 to 70 levees, mostly in rural areas of southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and Missouri. Other levees will become saturated, and water can erode their foundations, seep underneath or find other flaws to exploit...

July 11, 2011 Missouri River Flooding Update
The latest news coverage on the Missouri flooding from KETV NewsWatch 7 and

Soldiers watch over levees
Omaha World Harold July 10, 2011 - The military helicopter's black shadow dances on an engorged Missouri River as the aircraft slowly loops the flood-encircled Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station — the same left-leaning turns the pilot navigated two days prior.

Aerial video of Fort Peck reservoir area
The Billings Gazette, Billings, MT July 10, 2011 - Aerial video of Fort Peck reservoir area showing some of the dam release and flooding.

NRC, nuke industry criticized for skirting public
MONTPELIER, Vt. July 10, 2011 - An NRC spokeswoman confirmed the agency routinely sees industry reports that it does not share on its public web site.

The Coming Bond Market Crash: The Three Moves Every Investor Must Make
You can expect gold prices to zoom up, peaking at a much higher level around the time Bernanke is finally replaced. Silver will also follow this trend. So make sure you have substantial holdings of either physical gold and silver or the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) and iShares Silver Trust (NYSE: SLV).

Report: North Carolina nuclear facility with superheated uranium leaking ten gallons of radioactive cooling water per hour
(NaturalNews) A nuclear research reactor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, was recently shut down after it was discovered that the plant has been leaking about ten gallons of nuclear cooling water per hour for at least the past...

Major quake strikes northeastern Japan
TOKYO — A strong earthquake jolted on Sunday the same area of northeastern Japan that was hit by a massive quake in March, but there was no sign of further damage along the coast or to the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, officials said.

Food freedom alert: Bureaucrats in Michigan threaten woman with jail time for planting vegetable garden in her own yard
(NaturalNews) The anti-food tyrants are at it again, this time threatening a Michigan woman with fines and jail time for her "crime" of daring to plant tomatoes and peppers in her front yard.

Bring love and light back on the planet
(NaturalNews) These days it seems that the bad news is all around us and in the midst of it a lot of people are wondering what the solutions are. And the truth is: the solutions are available inside each of us and it's really about shifting internally to a love based consciousness.

Stink bug invasion strikes fruit, grain crops in North America
(NaturalNews) Stink bugs are more than annoying for many people in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. One variety, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is wreaking havoc on many crops in the region. Solutions for Stink bugs here and here. More info and photo here.

One of the Most Inexcusable Vaccine Revelations of All...
Most people are unaware that human cell cultures derived from aborted human fetuses have been used extensively in vaccine production for decades. And vaccine makers are happy that most of the public has remained ignorant of this fact, as awareness of it could blow up in their faces.

Diabetic Ignorance
(NaturalNews) There is no end to the ignorance of western medicine when it comes to diabetes. For example doctors obsess with obesity as a major cause of diabetes but they ignore the fact that serum magnesium

The top 20 foods for reversing type-2 diabetes
(NaturalNews) The CDC has estimated that by 2050, as much of thirty percent of the American population could suffer with diabetes. New studies show that diabetics, in addition to coping with the effects of their disease, also have nearly double the risk of cancer compared to the rest of the population.

'Magic mushrooms' create positive mental and physical health benefits that can last a year
(NaturalNews) Taking just the right amount of a substance found in "magic mushrooms" can help to positively improve attitude, mood, behavior, and happiness levels, according to new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychopharmacology...

Regular olive oil consumption lowers stroke risk by forty percent
Critical research released in the industry publication journal Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology provides evidence that regular consumption of olive oil can help lower the risk of stroke. The study examined individuals...

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More Omahans get flood warnings
World-Herald July 8, 2011 - ...The Longs are among the approximately 5,700 Omaha residents who received flood warnings last week from the city. That number is twice the city's original estimate of 2,700 Omahans at risk. The City of Carter Lake has sent a similar letter to its 3,800 residents.

Coast Guard To Assess Omaha's Watercraft Needs
According to KIOS radio, Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, spokesman for Omaha's Unified Command, says the Coast Guard team will be in Omaha for two weeks.

Firefighters Train For Flood Rescue
OMAHA, Neb. July 8, 2011 -- With continued flood risks on the ground, members of the Omaha Fire Department special operations teams went airborne Thursday for water rescue training.

Exxon Oil Spill: Gov cuts ties to oil spill command post
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The move underscores mounting tensions between the state and one of the world's largest energy companies over its handling of the pipeline rupture that spewed an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the scenic river.

Pipeline concerns flow after ExxonMobil disaster
After a pipeline rupture that spilled as much as 42,0000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River over the weekend, ExxonMobil has been ordered to bore a deeper pipeline route under the river.

Farmers, ranchers unsure of hit from ND flooding
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A top state official warns that millions of acres of farmland will not produce anything this year due to flooding.

Will 2012 Be The Year That We See Mass Starvation In Africa? 12 Signs That The World Is Running Out Of Food
Most Americans have no idea how desperate things are becoming in many areas of the globe already. Just check out what a recent article in The Guardian had to say about the situation at Dadaab….

VIDEO: NATO starving civilians in Libya'
Press TV talks with Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, an author and historian in Washington, about the recent developments in crisis-hit Libya.

‘NATO kills 10 civilians for every troop targeted, destroys children’s facilities’
RT July 8, 2011 - Rebel fighters in Libya have blamed a lack of ammunition, and a lack of NATO support, for their failure to advance towards the capital Tripoli.

U.S. Wants Gaddafi Toppled By September
The United States and France have set a deadline of September 2nd to topple Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, with NATO powers ready to inflict a crushing blow if Gaddafi refuses to step down peacefully, according to Israeli intelligence sources based in Washington.

Risk-Free And Above The Law: U.S. Globalizes Drone Warfare
Global Research - It further quoted Goldsmith directly: “The administration’s theory implies that the president can wage war with drones and all manner of offshore missiles without having to bother with the War Powers Resolution’s time limits.”

Iceland Declares Independence from International Banks
Iceland is free. And it will remain so, so long as her people wish to remain autonomous of the foreign domination of her would-be masters — in this case, international bankers.

Ron Paul beats Gov. Rick Perry and all others in Texas GOP poll
Ron Paul, the conservative congressman from Texas, beat the entire field of GOP presidential contenders in a poll conducted recently among "882 highly active Republican voters in Texas."

Boiling frog alert: Congress wants automatic wage deductions to pay down the debt
On July 6th, just two days ago, at least a dozen busybody Congressmen sponsored the introduction of HR 2411 ( ), the “Reduce America’s Debt Now Act of 2011.”

TSA Agent Caught With Passenger's iPad in His Pants; Allegedly Took $50,000 in Other Goods, Cops Say
After being arrested Monday on two counts of grand theft, police say Santiago admitted to stealing computers, GPS devices, video cameras, and other electronic merchandise from luggage he was supposed to be screening.

VIDEO: How Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism
Dr. Jerry Tennant describes how fluoride “bullies out” the iodine (an essential component) in the thyroid hormone, which regulates the body’s voltage.

Report: North Carolina nuclear facility with superheated uranium leaking ten gallons of radioactive cooling water per hour
(NaturalNews) A nuclear research reactor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, was recently shut down after it was discovered that the plant has been leaking about ten gallons of nuclear cooling water per hour for at least the past...

Today In History - Friday - July 8, 2011
1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia.
1794 - French troops captured Brussels, Belgium.
1815 - Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon.
1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA.
1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1919 - U.S. President Wilson returned from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.
1947 - Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.
1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.
1960 - The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot down in a U-2 spy plane.
1963 - All Cuban-owned assets in the United States were frozen.
1970 - The San Francisco Giant’s Jim Ray Hart became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.
1981 - The Solar Challenger became the frist solar-powered airplane to cross the English Channel.
1986 - Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes.
1993 - Charles Keating, chief of Lincoln Savings & Loan Association, was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison for violating California security and fraud laws.
1997 - The Mayo Clinic and the U.S. government warned that the diet-drug combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung damage.
1997 - NATO invited Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the alliance in 1999.
2010 - The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane.

On a lighter side: YouTube: Cat and owl playing - Fum & Gebra - Perfect friendship!
Fum & Gebra, two stars in the open country, an special couple. Fum is a lovely black cat and Gebra a kind barn owl. This bird of prey fly far away but lands everytime near Fum, its faithful friend. Fum and Gebra have one year of age and have known they had a month.

Help save Nick's Organic Farm from government takeover!
(NaturalNews) A 31-year-old heritage organic farm in Maryland is being threatened with takeover by the county in which it is located, and your help is needed to stop these efforts. Nick's Organic Farm is the only farm in Montgomery County, Md., that produces...

Nick’s Organic Farm
At Nick’s Organic Farm, our cattle, poultry and crops are raised on our certified organic farms in Maryland’s fertile Frederick and Potomac Valleys. For consumers, we produce: 100% grass-fed beef, certified organic turkeys, certified organic chickens, certified organic eggs from pastured hens, certified organic poultry feed, and certified organic fresh and frozen edible soybeans (edamame).

Hundreds Turn Out for Farm-or-Soccer Meeting
Most speakers support farm, oppose private soccer fields and condemn lack of community involvement.

FDA's scheme to outlaw nearly all nutritional supplements created after 1994 would destroy million of jobs and devastate U.S. economy
(NaturalNews) Yesterday we reported on the FDA's new scheme for outlawing nearly all nutritional supplements formulated after October, 1994
( That was just the beginning of this story, because...

Silent Summer; Nature Gone Missing; Addendum
"...Dr. Dave DeSante, founder of the Institute for Bird Population in Point Reyes, California has explained scientific findings on the relationship between Fukushima fallout on the U.S. West Coast...

Ron Paul wants to kill the TSA, which could end the careers of 500 puppies
LA Times - Ron Paul has had a long and successful political career of being an outlier. A hero to those who rally behind his Libertarian beliefs of small government and personal freedoms; Paul has proposed decimating the IRS, ending the drug war, and reversing Roe vs. Wade. But will he survive putting hundreds of puppies out of work?

Jellyfish Invasions Force Shutdowns at 3 Separate Nuclear Plants
A nuclear power plant on the coast of Israel was forced to shut down this week when its seawater cooling system became clogged with jellyfish. A similar incident...

US House votes to bar military aid to Libyan rebels
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to forbid the Pentagon from providing military equipment, training, advice or support to Libya's rebels. By a 225-201 margin, lawmakers debating an annual Pentagon spending bill adopted an amendment restricting...

Vietnam Era Weapon Being Used to Clear the Amazon
Agent Orange is one of the most devastating weapons of modern warfare, a chemical which killed or injured an estimated 400,000 people during the Vietnam War -- and now it's being used against the Amazon rainforest..

You wouldn't believe what is killing and maiming people in Palestine
(SALEM, Ore.) - This article is about war-related issues in Palestine that are missing the radar in western newsrooms. I am referring to the use of plastic shards intentionally placed in rockets that leave behind undetectable shrapnel in humans...

Obama Administration Shuts Down Investigations Into Bush-era Torture
As part of its cover-up of Bush administration war crimes, the Obama administration announced June 30 that it would shut down 99 investigations into deaths of prisoners in US custody during the so-called “war on terror”...

Obama, lawmakers search for debt compromise
(Reuters) - After weeks of impasse, Obama and top congressional leaders aimed for "something big" as White House talks began after weeks of acrimony, political finger-pointing and little movement.

John Boehner assures GOP on taxes
Speaker John Boehner told a closed meeting of the House Republican Conference that he was not going to provide them many details about his talks with President Barack Obama on a debt ceiling increase, but said tax hikes were “off the table”...

US lawmakers to rally behind Dalai Lama
Top US lawmakers plan Thursday to welcome the Dalai Lama in a show of support as China stepped up pressure on President Barack Obama not to hold his own meeting with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader. News flashback.

Father spoke of having Obama adopted
Boston Globe - In the spring of 1961, President Obama’s father revealed a plan for his unborn son that might have changed the course of American political history.

Brzezinski: Middle Class Unrest To Hit U.S.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who forty years ago wrote of a highly controlled future society where the population would be subjugated by a technocratic elite, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe yesterday to predict that middle class unrest caused by economic disenfranchisement would soon hit America.

Fed reveals Goldman borrowing deals during crisis
Want to borrow $15 billion for a month at the rock-bottom interest rate of 1.16 percent? You can -- but only if you're Goldman Sachs and your generous sugar daddy is the US government.

Food prices head back towards record highs
Hard-pressed consumers face higher grocery bills after new figures showed that food prices jumped by 1.3% in June to within a whisker of their record high.

Private Sector Jobs Surge; Weekly Claims Post Decrease
The number of new people filing jobless claims fell more than expected over the past week while the private sector created jobs at a far faster pace than anticipated, separate reports showed Thursday.

Phone hacking: families of war dead 'targeted' by News of the World
The bereaved relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan may have had their phones hacked by a private investigator working for the News of the World.

News Corp to close News of the World
LONDON (Reuters) - LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation will close its tabloid News of the World after this Sunday's edition, as a result of an escalating phone hacking scandal, James Murdoch said on Thursday.

Is your medication causing you to suffer from malnutrition?
(NaturalNews) Most people trust that the medicines that they take will help them overcome illness, enhance their health and promote well-being. Unfortunately medications often deplete important nutrients from the body, and people don't find the relief that they seek.

Monsanto's Roundup linked to deadly diseases and birth defects, most people have no idea
A recent report put together by various professors, scholars and researchers affiliated with Earth Open Source, a collaboration group devoted to food issues, cites in great deal the multitude of peer-reviewed...

Kentucky Food Club defies illegal Cease and Desist Order from Health Dept
On May 27, the Louisville Health Dept. served a private food club with a Cease & Desist order along with a Kentucky Department of Health Services quarantine order on the club’s milk. Here’s the brilliant response of the buying club...

Study downplaying cellphone risks funded by manufacturers
OTTAWA - An international study which debunks research linking cellphones to cancer risks received major funding from wireless manufacturers.

We Reversed Food Allergies Through Nourishing Foods
Recent months have brought astounding changes to our family, with regard to food allergies. Earlier this year, I was inspired to take a second look at the Weston A. Price Foundation and the book Nourishing Traditions... We were intrigued by the ideas presented and felt that we should give traditional food preparation methods a try.

Anti-Terror Sensor That Scans Crowds for Bombers Tested in U.K.
The revolutionary gadget -- similar to airport scanners but top secret -- is believed to silently analyze materials using the unique "terahertz" waves emitted by different substances.

Google shuts down millions of websites
(RT) Over 11 million websites have been blacklisted and banned by Google. A massive block of websites registered for free through the subdomain have been silenced after the Internet giants have determined many of them to be unfit for the Web.

80+Year-Old Patriot Couple Arrested for Stopping Unlawful Foreclosures
My associate, Steve Brooks, who is serving as Governor of the Republic of Utah, sent the following email...

Family fights government over rare ‘Double Eagle’ gold coins
A jeweler's heirs are fighting the United States government for the right to keep a batch of rare and valuable "Double Eagle" $20 coins that date back to the Franklin Roosevelt administration. It's just the latest coin controversy to make headlines..

Obama Has Finally Become Dick Cheney
The Obama administration wants to jail James Risen, a reporter who exposed Bush-era wrongdoing, if he doesn't reveal one of his sources.

US government openly admits arming Mexican drug gangs with 30,000 firearms - but why?
(NaturalNews) This is not a conspiracy theory, nor a piece of fiction. It is now an openly-admitted fact that this was pulled off by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, more commonly called "ATF") under orders from Washington.

VIDEO: Caught in the act - Why citizens MUST retain the right to film police & government officials (Stossel)
Radley Balko, a civil libertarian best known for his work at Reason, Cato, and the Huffington Post, talks with John Stossel about the need for citizens to be able to film the police.

VIDEO: Cops And City Council In Quartzsite Arizona Override Mayor, Illegally Arrest Citizen Speaking At City Council Meeting
Reality Report - Jennifer Jones addressed the city council of Quartzsite, Arizona. She was formally recognized and began to expose the misdeeds of the city councilman, what unfolded in the video was nothing short of a mutiny...

British government squanders millions conducting secret GM potato trials while non-GM variety already performs spectacularly
(NaturalNews) According to Indymedia UK, Sainsbury Laboratory, the group tasked with development, has already spent roughly 1.7 million pounds ($2.7 million) worth of public funds...

German Franken Potato Co. Wants To Set Up Shop Here
The largest chemical maker, BASF SE, might remove their GM crop research firm of 700 people from Germany due to heated, growing political opposition. Where can they go and be welcomed with open arms? The US, of course.

Do vegans need more iodine?
(NaturalNews) The vegan lifestyle can be quite healthy if the diet is composed of fresh, organic foods. This takes some planning. Vegans also need to avoid heavily processed vegan foods that give the false impression of providing...

Today In History - Thursday - July 7, 2011
1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1862 - The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in Missouri.
1865 - Four people were hanged in Washington, DC, after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate U.S. President Lincoln.
1885 - G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.
1898 - The United States annexed Hawaii.
1917 - Aleksandr Kerensky formed a provisional government in Russia.
1920 - A device known as the radio compass was used for the first time on a U.S. Navy airplane near Norfolk, VA.
1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.
1937 - Japanese forces invaded China.
1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.
1949 - "Dragnet" was first heard on NBC radio.
1950 - The UN Security Council authorized military aid for South Korea.
1969 - Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that made the French language equal to English throughout the national government.
1981 - President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1983 - Eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, left for a visit to the Soviet Union at the personal invitation of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov.
1987 - Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.
1998 - A jury in Santa Monica, CA, convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby's only son, during a roadside robbery.
1999 - In Sierra Leone, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and rebel leader Foday Sankoh signed a pact to end the nation's civil war.
2003 - In Liberia, a team of U.S. military experts arrived at the U.S. embassy compound to assess whether to deploy troops as part of a peacekeeping force in the country.
2005 - In London, at least 66 people were killed and at least 700 were injured when several bombs were set off in subway cars and double-decker buses.

House boosts research money for Gulf War illness at Rep. Dennis Kucinich's request
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed an amendment offered by Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich that would boost research dollars for Gulf War illness to $10 million next year by cutting money for a Pentagon television channel. Kucinich said the research money may help identify treatments for persistent symptoms that affect Gulf War veterans, which include unexplained chronic headaches, widespread pain, cognitive difficulties, unexplained fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory symptoms, and other abnormalities.

US, Mexico sign cross-border trucking agreement
MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday allowing each country's trucks to traverse the other's highways, implementing a key provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement after nearly two decades of bickering.

U.S. truckers shocked by agreement with Mexico
(Grain Valley, Mo., July 6, 2011) – Small-business truckers and professional truck drivers, represented by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), are fuming about a move made today by the government. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is signing a cross-border trucking agreement with Mexico without providing the public or Congress with the final details of the agreement.

DOT Releases 'Concept Document' for US-Mexican Trucking
The Department of Transportation Thursday released "an initial concept document" for a new crossborder trucking agreement with Mexico, without setting deadlines.

Executive Order 13575 of June 9, 2011
Establishment of the White House Rural Council - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in order to enhance Federal engagement with rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More...
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Our Politicians Are Selling Off Pieces Of America To Foreign Investors – And Goldman Sachs Is Helping Them Do It
State and local governments across the country that are drowning in debt and that are desperate for cash are increasingly turning to the “privatization” of public assets as the solution to their problems.

Widespread flood threat to continue through summer
2011 could rival Great Flood of 1993. Many rivers in the upper Midwest and northern Plains remain above flood stage, and the threat for more flooding will continue through the summer, forecasters at NOAA’s National Weather Service said today.

Exclusive: Sony Forces Employees To Submit To Body Scanners
Sony distribution centers are mandating that employees pass through body scanners when they exit the workplace according to an internal memo leaked to Infowars, but the corporation claims...

Ron Paul: Abolish the TSA, Stop Abuses and Failures
Congressman Ron Paul: At the time the TSA was being created I strongly opposed federalization of airline security. As I wrote in an article back in 2001: “Congress should be privatizing rather than nationalizing airport security. The free market can and does produce excellent security..."

Mall Uses Airport Body Scanning Technology for Clothes Shopping
Unique Solutions' newest technology is called "mybestfit," and it utilizes the body scanning technology used in airports...

Inside the Fed’s Vault: $1 Billion Worth of Unused Coins
In the basement of a Baltimore vault the size of a soccer field, 1 billion dollar coins are just sitting there. Thanks, Congress.

Eggs' Antioxidant Properties May Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, Study Suggests
ScienceDaily - One of nature's most perfect foods may be even better for us than previously thought. While eggs are well known to be an excellent source of proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals, researchers at the University of Alberta recently discovered they also contain antioxidant properties, which helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

US: Yellowstone river oil spill spreads
Oil from a ruptured ExxonMobil pipeline on the famed Yellowstone spread at least 15 miles beyond the initial leak - further than the oil company's original estimates.

Documents detail Exxon's Yellowstone response
LAUREL, Mont. (AP) — Federal documents show it took Exxon Mobil nearly twice as long as it publicly disclosed to fully seal a pipeline that spilled roughly 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River.

Oil and gas spills in North Sea every week, papers reveal
Documents list companies that caused more than 100 potentially lethal - and largely unpublicized - leaks in 2009 and 2010

Feds launch environmental review of Shell’s Arctic drilling plans
Federal regulators are now examining the possible environmental repercussions of Shell Oil Co.’s ambitious proposal to drill up to four exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea near Alaska.

50 mile-wide massive dust storm descends on Phoenix Arizona
A wall of dust that towered over skyscrapers downtown swept across the desert from the south, and KSAZ-TV reported it appeared to be roughly 50 miles wide in some spots. Videos here and here.

FEMA again denies Minneapolis of tornado assistance
The aid, which would help pay for things like cars ruined by the tornado and even the replacement of a person's home if it was not covered by insurance, was deemed unnecessary for the area's recovery, according to a letter from a top FEMA official that arrived Friday.

Powerful quake off New Zealand triggers tsunami
(Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands, triggering a tsunami in the region, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said on Wednesday.

“Belly Bombs”: Government Claims Phantom Terrorists Will Surgically Implant Explosives In Humans
Coincidentally, new full strength body scanners are ready to be rolled out.

Roadside Radiation Detectors To Blanket U.S. Soon
The Intel Hub - DHS is gearing up with just about every terror gadget and detection system possible to protect us from a pretty much nonexistent threat in the United States. Now they are testing roadside radiation trackers and sporting event radiation trackers in the next phase to screen the populace.

Morning Joe Censorship on Ron's Q2 Push
Here is a screenshot of them hiding Ron's fundraising totals even though he was in a definitive 2nd place with $4.5-$4.6 Million!

Debt Ceiling: Could Ron Paul's Plan Save Us From Disaster, twice?
Paul's plan would not only solve the debt ceiling problem, it also might eliminate any harmful after shocks the Federal Reserve's QE2 program could have on the economy.

U.S. willing to leave 10,000 troops in Iraq past year's end
The White House is prepared to keep as many as 10,000 U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of the year, amid growing concern that the planned pullout of virtually all remaining American forces would lead to intensified militant attacks, according to U.S. officials.

Families to get letters after war-zone suicides
President Obama will begin sending condolence letters to families of troops who commit suicide while deployed to combat theaters.

Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty
FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage will be tried in a military court and face the death penalty, the commanding general for the Texas military post...

Gaddafi 'willing to give up power if his son can run in elections'
The Libyan dictator - still in power despite an uprising lasting five months - is also said to be seeking 'security guarantees' in return for ending his 42-year-reign.

Protect IP Act Gives Government Power to Seize Websites On a Whim
Law professors warn that new legislation allows state to seize websites merely for linking to other websites that host copyrighted material.

Strauss-Kahn case maid sues New York Post over prostitute allegation
Newspaper and five of its journalists face lawsuit amid spate of leaks about alleged sexual attack.

Connecticut: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Is Now Law
Senate Bill 1014 reduces the penalties for the adult possession of up to one-half ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000 fine) to a non-criminal infraction...

VIDEO: Gwen Olsen - Pharma Not in the Business of Health, Healing, Cures, Wellness
NaturalNews.TV - Stunning admission from a former pharmaceutical salesperson: Big Pharma is NOT in the business of health or healing -- it's all about "managing" disease and keep people trapped in a cycle of chemical dependency.

New diabetes drug linked to infections and cancer
(NaturalNews) Tests on a new diabetes drug being developed by drug giants Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca have revealed that the new class of drug may be linked to causing urinary tract and genital infections, and several...

Los Angeles schools swap fried for fresh with massive lunchroom menu overhaul
(NaturalNews) Soggy chicken nuggets and processed corn dogs are making their exit from Los Angeles County lunchrooms, according to a recent report from the Los Angeles Times. The county school board recently voted to replace these and other "junk...

Reducing Salt Does Not Reduce Heart Disease: Cochrane Study
Salt reduction is currently a third rail of medicine. There is simply too much money to be made on blood pressure drugs, and Big Pharma must not be crossed.

War Dogs
Photo Essay: Dogs have been fighting alongside U.S. soldiers for more than 100 years, seeing combat in the Civil War and World War I. But their service was informal; only in 1942 were canines officially inducted into the U.S. Army. Today, they're a central part of U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Today In History - Wednesday - July 6, 2011
1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention.
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute.
1905 - Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials in Europe and the U.S. The person in question was John Walker.
1923 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established.
1928 - "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.
1932 - The postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went from 2-cents to 3-cents.
1933 - The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.
1942 - Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
1945 - U.S. President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of Freedom.
1945 - Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter.
1967 - The Biafran War erupted. The war lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender.
1988 - 167 North Sea oil workers were killed by explosions and fires that destroyed the Piper Alpha drilling platform.
1988 - Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.
1989 - The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, TX. The dismantling was under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
1995 - In Los Angeles, the prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
1997 - The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robot rover on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the red planet on July 4th.
2000 - A jury awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $24 million for the unauthorized use of his name in the comic book Spawn and the HBO cartoon series. Co-defendant HBO settled with Twist out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Radiation Measurement Conversion Tables
Find out the Difference Between Roentgen, Rad and Rem Radiation Measurements.

Area First Responders Participate in Mass Evacuation Drill
Counties Organize Shelters and Stations to Handle Mass Evacuation to West Virginia from Washington, D.C.

Florida Attorney Demands Shut Down of Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska
Thomas Saporito is a consultant, based out of Florida. He said with flood water surrounding the plant, a nuclear meltdown is bound to happen. Saporito wants the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, to take swift action.

Not Guilty: The Casey Anthony Distraction
Intel Hub - This article is more important than ever after today’s verdict. The Casey Anthony Trial has highlighted the mind control that the general public is currently under.

Texas Drought Declared Natural Disaster
Drought and wildfires have lead to the decision by the US Department of Agriculture to declare the entire state of Texas a natural disaster.

Hacked: Obama's campaign website
The Obama campaign website was hacked on Tuesday and invited supporters to two fake anti-government events hosted by an unnamed "Commy Obama."

FBI: No Oklahoma City Bombing Videos Found
SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI has not found videotapes from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that are being sought by a Utah lawyer and do not believe another records search is reasonable or will uncover the information, the agency has told a federal judge.

Our Politicians Are Selling Off Pieces Of America To Foreign Investors – And Goldman Sachs Is Helping Them Do It
All over the United States, politicians are selling off key pieces of infrastructure to foreign investors and big Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs are helping them do it.

Nations finally agree on GM food labeling under UN rules
July 5, 2011 - The United Nations summit of food safety regulators from more than 100 countries, including Health Canada, produced the first-ever consensus document when the United States dropped its long-standing objection to the labelling guidance document at the Geneva summit after debating the issue for 20 years.

FDA unleashes end game scheme to outlaw virtually all dietary supplements formulated after 1994
(NaturalNews) In the wake of hundreds of dietary supplements recently being outlawed across the EU, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has quietly unleashed a regulatory scheme that, if fully implemented, could ban virtually...

Durbin 'Dietary Supplement Labeling Act' to reward FDA for failures and punish responsible supplement producers
(NaturalNews) A new bill introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), S. 1310, the "Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011," threatens to undermine the dietary supplement industry by giving the US Food and Drug Administration...

VIDEO: What It Takes for Robin Parents to Raise Their Brood Over a Month
A nice break from all the news for all you bird lovers.

Dynamic Aviation Supports SPLAT-GM to Combat Gypsy Moths With Custom Aerial Spray System
Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of innovative aviation solutions to government and commercial organizations worldwide, announced today the completion of its latest custom aerial spray project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to combat gypsy moth infestations across 103,000 acres in Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. SPLAT GM Product Label.

Exxon oil spill on Yellowstone River disrupts ranches, farms
(Reuters) July 5, 2011 - Environmental officials scrambled on Tuesday to assess the extent of contamination from a weekend oil spill that has fouled water supplies and ranch lands along a scenic and otherwise pristine stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana.

Flooding Hinders US Yellowstone River Cleanup
ExxonMobil has deployed more than 280 people to clean up an oil spill along the scenic Yellowstone River but their efforts have been hindered by flooding...

Corps to inspect spillway structure at Big Bend Dam July 8
Fort Thompson, S. D. - The U.S. Army corps of Engineers plans to close the spillway structure at Big Bend Dam for several hours July 8 to conduct an inspection. Information gained from a July 1 inspection to determine the effects of high water flows on the spillway structure indicated that a small scour area behind the structure’s left wing wall needed repair.

Homeowners Around Nebraska Lake Watch, Wait
OMAHA, Neb. - Homeowners around Lake Waconda in Cass County are keeping watch on the final levee protecting them from Missouri River flooding.

Omaha’s Spent $3.9 Million On Flood Fight
OMAHA, Neb. -- Millions More Expected To Prevent Flooding. The flood fight is getting more expensive by the day for the city of Omaha. It’s already spent $3.9 million, and millions more could be spent...

Weather Modification: A Covert Weapon Of Destruction
By Barbara Aho July 5, 2011 PART 1 AN OVERVIEW OF WEATHER MODIFICATION IN THE USA Between 1962 and 1983, the United States Navy, the U.S. Weather Bureau and the National Science Foundation carried out an experimental research program that was yielding some success in moderating hurricanes. Project Stormfury was suspended, however,...

'One Thing After Another': Floods Threaten Blaze-Ravaged New Mexico
SANTA FE, New Mexico 7/5/2011 — As firefighters made progress saving Indian pueblo lands on the north end of New Mexico's largest wildfire, officials worried on Monday about a possible second punch from Mother Nature — flash floods.

New leader types may help prevent Katrina-like chaos
The Defense Department is grooming a new type of commander to coordinate the military response to domestic disasters, hoping to save lives by avoiding the chaos that plagued the Hurricane Katrina rescue effort.

Japan groups alarmed by radioactive soil
TOKYO — Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan's stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens' groups said Tuesday.

Senator: Constitution Doesn't Define Presidential Eligibility
World Net Daily - One member of Congress suggests it actually is the U.S. State Department that sets the eligibility requirements for presidents, not the Constitution, and another says...

Obama tries to stop execution in Texas of Mexican killer
Obama is attempting to block the execution in Texas on Thursday of a Mexican man because it would breach an international convention and do "irreparable harm" to US interests.

Number One? 20 Not So Good Categories That The United States Leads The World In
Is the United States “number one”? Many Americans take deep pride in their nation and the truth is that the U.S. has a lot going for it...

Inside the Disappointing Comeback
Two years ago, officials said, the worst recession since the Great Depression ended. The stumbling recovery has also proven to be the worst since the economic disaster of the 1930s.

VIDEO: Krauthammer: "Middle-Aged May Never Get Employed Again"
In 2007 the average time to get a new job was five weeks. It's now near six months. And that implies a whole segment of the population, the more elderly or the middle-aged who may never get employed again," Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News this evening.

TSA Solves Its PR Problem: No More Cameras!
Oh? A new policy to protect the tattered reputation of official government molesters from the public? I searched the internet for evidence of any new regulations and couldn't find any. In fact what I found was this at the TSA website...

When science backfires: Bizarre events, crazy setbacks, mishaps and pain
If there's one thing scientists keep discovering it's that there are some hilariously bizarre events surrounding some of their advances.

Pacific Ocean Study Finds Fish Tainted by Plastic
Southern California researchers found plastic in nearly 1 in 10 small fish collected in the northern Pacific Ocean in the latest study to call attention to floating marine debris entering the food chain.

You've Been Living A Lie: The Story Of Saturated Fat And Cholesterol
Eating a lot of protein with little fat and carbs may be a short term strategy for initiating fat loss, but not a healthy way of eating in the long run.

YouTube: Read the Fine Print Before Selling at the Farmers Market
In order to sell your home grown fruit at the now centrally planned "farmers market" you must submit a "crop plan" and have your Garden inspected by filling out a "farm schedule". After that's done you're more than welcome to sell your oranges once you fill out your various tax forms, sign the ten page 8000 word contract agreement...

Iran Ridicules July 4th: America is Not Independent
PRESS TV, totally funded by the Islamic Republic and a mouthpiece for the Islamic regime, told its readers, “America is no longer the land of the free. It is now ruled by oligarchs and corporatists. And it is no longer governed by the rule of law. The rich, the powerful and the politically connected abide by their own, very different, set of laws.”

26% Of Americans Don’t Know US Declared Independence From Great Britain
According to a new poll by Marist, more than a quarter of Americans couldn’t correctly identify the country from which the United States declared its independence.

VIDEO: George Will: The Constitution is an ‘anti-evolutionary device’
Raw Story July 4, 2011 - “There’s a retrospective cast naturally built into our politics, but what has happened today is a large number of Americans, this one included, believe that the somewhat promiscuous expansion of government power in recent years, raises questions about whether we still have a government of limited, delegated and enumerative powers,” Will told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour during a discussion about whether the Constitution was still valid.

Historical fact: Independence Day is a celebration of freedom from government tyranny
(NaturalNews) Happy July 4th, my fellow Americans. It's the Independence Day weekend! Independence from what, you might ask? As even the somewhat revisionist history taught in public schools readily admits, July 4th is a celebration of independence..

Report: Ground Invasion of Libya Within Two Weeks
A hawkish Jerusalem-based news outlet with reported links to Israeli intelligence that has proven accurate in its forecast of future geopolitical events claims that the war in Libya is approaching a “coup de grace” and that French, British and American troops will land on Libyan soil within the next two weeks to spearhead a full ground invasion.

76-year-old Army medic on 4th tour in war zones
(CBS News) Finally this evening, the last draftee is set to retire from the army this summer at the age of 58. Command Sergeant-Major Jeff Mellinger was drafted back in 1972. In recent years, he survived 27 roadside bombings while deployed in Iraq.

Texas Passes Bill to Keep Incandescent Lights
That flickering light of freedom down in Texas emanates from an incandescent light bulb.

Cold fusion devices produce far more energy than they use; quickly approaching commercial viability
(NaturalNews) Cold fusion is real, but mass American news sources are not covering it. Experiments are currently being duplicated across the world, to add further verification to the body of scientific proof. It is now possible to create energy with commonplace...

Deadly chemical accident at Tyson chicken processing plant lands 173 workers in hospital
(NaturalNews) The accidental mixing of two unidentified chemicals at a Tyson chicken processing plant in Springdale, Ark., has landed 173 of its roughly 300 workers in the hospital, according to reports. The two chemicals, which Tyson refused to identify...

KFC and PepsiCo donate to diabetes research in exchange for your soda purchase
(NaturalNews) It could be one of the most ironically insulting "gifts" ever, but what it is, for certain, is a pathetic shame. You might think that KFC is doing a good thing by pledging to help fund diabetes research,...


Today In History - Tuesday - July 5, 2011
1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
1814 - U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeated a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.
1830 - France occupied the North African city of Algiers.
1863 - U.S. Federal troops occupied Vicksburg, MS, and distributed supplies to the citizens.
1865 - William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London.
1935 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act into law. The act authorized labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.
1940 - During World War II, Britain and the Vichy government in France broke diplomatic relations.
1941 - German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
1943 - The battle of Kursk began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient. It was the largest tank battle in history.
1946 - The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris.
1950 - U.S. forces engaged the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.
1962 - Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old "exclusionary rule," deciding that evidence seized with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.
1989 - Former U.S. National Security Council aide Oliver North received a $150,000 fine and a suspended prison term for his part in the Iran-Contra affair. The convictions were later overturned.
1991 - Regulators shut down the Pakistani-managed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in eight countries. The charge was fraud, drug money laundering and illegal infiltration into the U.S. banking system.
1998 - Japan joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe to Mars.
2000 - Jordanian security agents shot and killed a Syrian hijacker after he threw a grenade that exploded and wounded 15 passengers aboard a Royal Jordanian airliner.
2002 - In Algeria, 35 people were killed in violent attacks on the day that the country celebrated its 40 years of independence from France.
2002 - Former Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from massacre of Italian resistance fighters on May 19, 1944.

151 Photos of The Great Missouri River Flood of 2011

Power Hour Chatter Info with Photo: Deer on the Porch Due to Flooding

Alert: Over 52 NOTAM (No-Fly Zones) Issued over U.S. In last 28 days
There has been a very suspicious amount of NOTAM (No-Fly Zones) issued over the U.S. in the last 28 days. This behavior is not typical of the FAA or military. Typically about 5 to 7 NOTAM notices are issued on any given year.

Dual Status Commanders: New leader types may help prevent Katrina-like chaos
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The Defense Department is grooming a new type of commander to coordinate the military response to domestic disasters, hoping to save lives by avoiding the chaos that plagued the Hurricane Katrina rescue effort. The officers, called dual-status commanders, would be able to lead both active-duty and National Guard troops.

Ruptured Pipeline Spills Oil Into Yellowstone River
New York Times July 2, 2011 - An ExxonMobil pipeline running under the Yellowstone River in south central Montana ruptured late Friday, spilling crude oil into the river and forcing evacuations. Video.

Montana governor questions Exxon on oil's spread
(Reuters) July 3, 2011 - Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on Sunday questioned Exxon Mobil Corp's contention that its oil pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River was concentrated within a 10-mile area. Video.

Crews mop up oil on Yellowstone River in Montana
LAUREL, Mont. (AP) July 4, 2011 -- The scope of Exxon Mobil Corp.'s oil leak into the Yellowstone River could extend far beyond a 10-mile stretch of the famed waterway, the company acknowledged under political pressure Monday. Video

Exxon cleanup under way in Yellowstone River
LAUREL, Mont. (AP) July 4, 2011 -- An oil pipeline that spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into Montana's Yellowstone River was temporarily shut down in May because of concerns over rising waters, and regulators twice in the last year warned Exxon Mobil of several safety violations along the line. Video.

By-the-book flood control panned
Omaha World-Herald July 3, 2011 - Five months ago, Army engineers in a downtown Omaha office building fed computers with the latest snowfall data and predicted another potentially wet year along the Missouri River. Simultaneously, the public works director in a little South Dakota city 450 miles upstream — and just below the towering face of Oahe Dam — crunched the numbers himself. He was stunned...

Bluffs Officials: Sump Pumps Hurting, Not Helping
KETV OMAHA, Neb. July 4, 2011 - Council Bluffs officials told some city homeowners they may have to quit using sump pumps to try and prevent flooding in their homes. “We will discuss it with homeowner and ask for voluntarily compliance, but my understanding is we would have the ability to shut off power and cause the eviction of the family,” said Gross.

VIDEO: New Levee Fears At Lake Waconda
KETV OMAHA, Neb. July 4, 2011 - Homeowners and crews rush to save homes at Lake Waconda as a levee over tops and erodes soil near the Cass County community.

Missouri River Hits New Runoff Record
KETV OMAHA, Neb. July 2, 2011 - Runoff into the Missouri River basin above Sioux City has hits its highest level since 1898. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said runoff for that part of the...

Berm To Be Built To Border Omaha Levee
Associated Press Jul 2, 2011 - Would allow water to seep through levee and into the berm. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered construction Saturday of a seepage berm along the levee protecting Omaha from the swollen Missouri River.

Neighborhood Levee Watch
WOWT Omaha - Mike says his parents’ insurance claim has already been turned down but they plan to fight that. For now they've moved out and won't have to watch as their home crumbles. Joel Thayer can't move, at least not yet. Thayer's insurance won't pay for a place for his family to stay unless they are ordered out.

Senator Johanns Tours Omaha Riverfront
WOWT Omaha - He talked about how long it will take to receive FEMA dollars, longer than it might take the floodwater to recede. "Everything that can be possibly be done is being done."

Evacuation advice for N.E. Omaha
July 1, 2011 - As early as Saturday, about 2,700 northeast Omaha residents could start getting advice in the mail about what to do in case of a “catastrophic levy breach,” said Dan Stolinski, assistant fire chief of the Omaha Fire Department. The City of Omaha expects all the notices to get to the affected homes and businesses by Tuesday (7/5/11).

Levee Intentionally Breached Along Missouri River
LOVELAND, Iowa July 2, 2011 - Levee Intentionally Breached Along Missouri River. Authorities are investigating an intentional breach in a levee near Desoto Bend. Pottawattamie County officials said a half-mile stretch of the ...

Los Alamos evacuation order lifted; 12,000 go home
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) July 3, 2011 -- A smattering of summer rain gave a boost to firefighters battling a huge forest fire near Los Alamos, giving authorities enough confidence to allow about 12,000 people to return home for the first time in nearly a week....

Squirrel Blamed For Small Fire At LANL
July 2, 2011 - The fire broke out at the lab substation Saturday in a site referred to by officials as Technical Area 53.

Radioactive Waste Dumped in Open Pits Outside Los Alamos National Lab
Washington’s Blog - To understand why a raging wildfire near the Los Alamos National Laboratory is a big deal, you must understand how wastes were disposed.

Models Show That Radioactive Dust From Fukushima Plant Covered 80% of N. America
Radioactive materials spewed out from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant reached North America soon after the meltdown and were carried all the way to Europe, according to a simulation by university researchers.

Weather experts: California mega-quake could be at the door
(NaturalNews) A new study conducted by researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif., suggests that the ill-famed California mega-earthquake could happen literally any day now. Overdue for experiencing the "big one" by as...

Weird West weather turns July 4 into skier's paradise
Ski resorts from California to Colorado opened for the weekend to take advantage of an unusual combination of dense lingering snow from late-season storms in the Sierra Nevada and the Rockies and a high-pressure system ushering in warm air from the east.

Washington Okays Attack on Unarmed U.S. Ship
The Obama administration appears to have given a green light to an Israeli attack on an unarmed flotilla carrying peace and human rights activists — including a vessel with 50 Americans on board — bound for the besieged Gaza Strip.

U.S. forces STILL flying hundreds of bombing raids over Libya as Obama says America is only playing a limited role
The Obama administration has said that the War Powers Resolution does not apply to the Libya operation because the U.S. role is limited.

Nato agrees to extend Libya air war for another 90 days
Nato has agreed to extend its Libyan air war by three months and dismissed charges by Col Muammar Gaddafi's regime that the bombing campaign has already killed 718 civilians.

Intelligence Briefs or Disinformation? How to tell the difference
With certain people within my circle of contacts being suckered by Sorcha Faal / EU Times articles, I feel it is time to deal with the whole messy subject of intelligence sources.

16 Reasons Why The United States Can No Longer Afford To Be The Police Of The World
Did you know that the United States military is now bombing 6 different countries? U.S. aircraft are conducting air strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and now Somalia. There is a U.S. military base in over half of the countries on the planet and U.S. military spending is over 7 times larger than the military spending of any other nation on earth.

Tougher discipline enforced as op tempo eases
Army Times Jul 3, 2011 - As the deployments ground on, the rates of what the Army calls “high risk” behavior: suicide, domestic violence, divorce, assaults, drug abuse accelerated. When the Army studied those problems the discipline lapse was an obvious contributor.
The Army has launched a service effort to attack the problem. And as a result, life in garrison could be very different from now on.

God banned from funerals for war vets under Obama VA's orders
June 30, 2011 - VA instructs the VFW and a Private Funeral Home that they may not present the option of prayer to families...
VIDEO: Protesters Rally Against Cemetery Director

Iraq War Deaths Exceed Vietnam War Numbers
Department of Veterans Affairs Reports 73 Thousand U.S. Gulf War Deaths. More Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans. This probably is news to you. But the truth has been hidden by a technicality. So here is the truth.

Minnesotans frustrated, angry over state government shutdown
After Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to reach agreement on a $5 billion budget deficit Thursday, state offices, parks, highway rest areas and a state zoo were shuttered. In addition, 22,000 government workers were hit with layoff notices.

141 White House staffers make six-figure income
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- One out of every three White House employees makes at least $100,000 a year, according to data released by the White House on Friday.

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job
When the Obama administration releases a report on the Friday before a long weekend, it’s clearly not trying to draw attention to the report’s contents. Sure enough, the “Seventh Quarterly Report” on the economic impact of the “stimulus,” released on Friday, July 1, provides further evidence that President Obama’s economic “stimulus” did very little, if anything, to stimulate the economy, and a whole lot to stimulate the debt.

Activist Convicted of Resisting Arrest Without Violence
The pattern of lawlessness is reaching a fever pitch, as there is now an overt war by police on photojournalists. The use of intimidation, escalating brutality, and a permissive court system is now spiraling out of control. Kurtz's case is a clear violation of the 1st and 4th amendments, yet the conviction stands.

Strauss-Kahn free from house arrest; charges stand
Associated Press 07/01/11 Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn walked out of court free without bail Friday after prosecutors said an extensive background investigation of the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault gave them pause.

SHOCK CLAIM: Maid turned tricks at a Manhattan DA hotel
The Sofitel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a sex attack in his suite wasn't just a hotel hooker -- she continued to work as a prostitute in a Brooklyn hotel where she was stashed by prosecutors, The Post has learned.

Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California
RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Is the state of California about to go “South”? Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state.

Prominent Congressman's Home an Eyesore
It looked a bit like one of the many foreclosed properties plaguing the city, except for its prominent owner and location on the fringes of the Detroit Golf Club. Speaking of which, the club has been trying to get a PGA tournament but ran into a stumbling block: Some of the adjacent properties -- like you-know-whose -- look like hell.

How to Arrest The Economy-Strangling EPA
The Supreme Court ruled on June 20, 2011 that the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (primarily carbon) rests with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying that the EPA is better equipped to deal with the science of greenhouse gases (aka global warming, climate change and CO2). The Clean Air Act has been expanded and the EPA is in a power grab for jurisdiction over vehicle emissions and is now planning control over utilities.

What's wrong with a little nano-titanium dioxide on your oranges?
Currently, if a product is deemed safe in normal use (macro-scale), they can incorporate its nano-sized (the diameter of a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers) counterpart into products without reporting it to the FDA. With even the minimal academic research that has been conducted, it's clear that this lack of oversight is cause for concern. In one study...

These Five Foods May Cause Problems VERY Similar to Wheat... Sun, 03 Jul 2011- While eliminating wheat from your diet is an excellent and necessary step for improving health, it may not be alone sufficient, especially in those with serious health challenges. According to a series of articles on the website Green Med Info, there are other foods in the Western diet that have properties similar to wheat, because they contain "chitin binding lectins", which are similar to wheat lectin (WGA).

Soothe back pain naturally with various essential oils
(NaturalNews) Acute or chronic back problems can make everyday life a misery. Acute pain may be caused by a pulled muscle or problems with tendons, ligaments or bone. Incorrect posture, lack of exercise and/or obesity are factors that can take their toll on the back muscles. Aromatherapy using essential oils can relieve back pain naturally.

Lyme Cover Up Rages On
What have you heard about tickborne Lyme for the last 30 years? That it’s rare, scary, acute, treatable… The government warns about its spread and implores people to go to a doctor upon seeing the telltale bulls-eye rash. What happens when they actually do?

Herbal Extracts, Samento & Banderol found significantly effective in Lyme treatment
Our results demonstrated that both herbal agents, but not doxycycline, had very significant effects on all forms of B. burgdorferi, especially when used in combination, suggesting that herbal agents could provide an effective therapeutic approach for Lyme disease patients. -- from article in Townsend Letter

Today In History - Friday - July 1, 2011
1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.
1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1905 - The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture.
1909 - Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.
1940 - In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.
1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race, creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the U.S.
1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 that incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. The Civil Air Patrol was created on December 1, 1941.
1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1950 - American ground troops arrived in South Korea to stem the tide of the advancing North Korean army.
1961 - British troops landed in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for $100.
1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning Improvement Plan) code.
1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1979 - Susan B. Anthony was commemorated on a U.S. coin, the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that candidates for federal office had an "affirmative right" to go on national television.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact dissolved.
1997 - The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain to China. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.
1999 - The U.S. Justice Department released new regulations that granted the attorney general sole power to appoint and oversee special counsels. The 1978 independent-counsel statute expired on June 30.
2003 - In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters marched to show their opposition to anti-subversion legislation.

Minnesota government shuts down as talks fail
Minnesota stumbled into its second government shutdown in six years Thursday, with a partisan divide over taxes and spending to close a $5 billion deficit becoming only more bitter as a midnight deadline approached and negotiations foundered.Any hope of a last-minute budget deal between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders evaporated around 10 p.m. local time, when Dayton said he and Republicans were still fundamentally divided over how much the state should spend the next two years and that he saw no chance of avoiding a shutdown.

The latest on flooding: July 1

VIDEO: Update: Another Levee Down In Southwest Iowa
The levees aren't designed to hold this much water for this length of time" Another levee broke two-and-a-half miles northwest of Percival in southwest Iowa Thursday morning, though emergency management in Fremont County was surprised it held this long.

Crews Battle NM Fire, Which Pushes Into Canyon
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. July 1, 2011 (AP) "We're seeing fire behavior that I've never seen before," Tucker said. They were bracing for 40 mph gusts as spot fires continued to pop up Thursday afternoon.

VIDEO: Los Alamos Fire: Perimeter of Nuclear Lab Set Ablaze
ABC News - Firefighters working against the wildfire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, N.M., have set part of the perimeter of the lab ablaze in hopes of starving the wildfire of fuel in the event it heads back toward the stash of radioactive material stored inside the lab.

VIDEO: Evacuations Still In Place, Fire Chief Says
Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker: "We have seen fire behavior we have never seen down here and it’s very aggressive…We talked about repopulating the community Friday or Saturday… That’s not going to happen… this fire is too active…The burn scars are burning and that’s unusual…"

Justice Department unsure on Vermont Yankee stance
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Thursday that he had been told the U.S. Justice Department won't intervene in the federal lawsuit being brought against Vermont by the owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, but the Justice Department responded by saying it hasn't made a decision.

Jellyfish clog U.K. nuclear plant, force shutdown
A nuclear power plant in Scotland was forced to close after jellyfish inundated its water filters, clogging the cooling system.

The Perfect (Radiation) Storm is Brewing
Ever since March 11, 2011, when the Japanese earthquake rattled the Asian country, there have been increasing numbers of strange coincidences involving nuclear power plants, natural disasters, and mismanagement of facilities. I say strange coincidences, because it now appears that nuclear power plants fall into the same category...

Levee Fails Near Percival
UPDATED: 4:56 pm CDT June 30, 2011 - PERCIVAL, Iowa -- Floodwater creeping closer to Interstate 29 forced officials to extend the closure to Bartlett on Thursday. The problem is much worse farther south in Percival, which sits just east of the interstate.

Army Corps Of Engineers Intentional Flooding Of America’s Heartland! – This Is Selective Bankruptcy!
VIDEO: Doug Owens of Blacklistednews covers the intentional flooding in the midwest in order to make it more environmentally feasible.

New San Francisco bridge built in China to be shipped to US
First, China made cut-price clothes and knick-knacks. Then it learned how to make mobile phones and iPads. Now it is making a 2,050ft-long bridge spanning the San Francisco bay.

MAID 'CAUGHT IN LIES' - The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials.

New San Francisco bridge built in China to be shipped to US
Next month, four enormous steel skeletons, the last of the 12 segments of the bridge, will be shipped 6,500 miles from Shanghai to San Francisco before being assembled on site. The bridge, which will connect San Francisco to Oakland on the other side of the bay, is a sign of how China has moved on from building roads and ports in Africa and the developing world and is now aggressively bidding for, and winning, major construction and engineering projects in the United States and Europe.

Skills Gap Leaves Firms without Worker Pipeline
Educators and business leaders say that a "college for all" mentality is no longer realistic, if ever it was. Many positions — known as "middle-skill" jobs — don't require a degree from a four-year institution. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce estimates there will be 47 million job openings in the decade ending in 2018. Nearly half will require only an associate's degree.

Obama on Libya: “I Don’t Even Have to Get to the Constitutional Question”
During his speech yesterday, Barack Obama delivered probably the most arrogant statement thus far betraying his open hostility to the rule of law as it applies to his administration’s illegal war on Libya, churlishly dismissing criticism from Congress and remarking, “I don’t even have to get to the Constitutional question.”

WAR NO. 6: U.S. uses drone aircraft in Somalia to attack militants
A U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of a militant Somali organization tied to al-Qaeda, apparently wounding them, a senior U.S. military official familiar with the operation said Wednesday.

North Korea to Head U.N. Conference on Disarmament
On Tuesday, the United Nations again made itself an international laughing stock – except perhaps to the American taxpayers who continue to foot 22 percent of the bill – by appointing North Korea chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament.

Illegal Aliens Step Boldly Out of the Shadows at DREAM Hearing
It’s not unusual for politicians on Capitol Hill to recognize citizens during hearings on legislation that would have a positive or negative impact on their lives. But that tactic took a different turn this week when hundreds of illegal immigrants filled the largest hearing room in the Senate to openly participate in the proceedings.

Video: Durbin: Illegal Alien Could Be Future President
After using illegal immigrants as props to push the DREAM Act, Sen. Durbin (D-IL) made the following statement at a Senate committee hearing: "When I look around this room, I see America's future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President."

Authorities Investigate Security Breach At JFK Airport After Man Flies To Los Angeles Without Ticket Or ID
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – CBS News has confirmed that authorities are looking into a shocking security breach that took place at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week.

Police Taser, Beat, Pepper Spray Mentally Handicapped Teen – Then Charge Him With Assault
Dayton police tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat a mentally handicapped teen and then charged him with assault. What did the disabled boy do to deserve this onslaught?

Update: Judge allows prison officials to forcibly medicate Tucson shooting suspect
Associated Press June 30, 9:13 AM - SAN DIEGO — A federal judge rejected an argument by attorneys for the Tucson shooting rampage suspect and ruled that he can be forced to continue taking anti-psychotic drugs.

Jobs Picture Remains Ugly as Weekly Claims Still High
The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits barely fell last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor market was struggling to regain momentum.

U.S. judge acts to help endangered species in California
Pending development of the new protection plans, Patel ordered the U.S. Forest Service to halt construction and public access in the vicinity of Williamson Rock and Little Rock Creek Road in the Angeles National Forest, popular hiking areas that are also home to endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs and arroyo toads. Both amphibians have lost nearly all their historic habitat.

California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers
Reporting from Sacramento—Shopping at Inc. and other major Internet stores is poised to get more expensive. Beginning Friday, and other large out-of-state retailers will be required to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make online.

Amazon ends deal with 25,000 California websites
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California's tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say. Amazon, "We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California..."

UFO, 'Star Gate' or just a ballistic missile? Mysterious bubble-like light burst seen over Hawaii
Footage of this incredible bubble-like burst of light in the night sky was captured by cameras at an astronomical observatory in Hawaii.

Earth's Core: A Moon-Sized Crystal Ball
Researchers are now probing what may turn out to be the most curious small body the solar system has yet presented for scrutiny: a globe the size of the moon that appears to be a well ordered crystalline entity.

Arlington PD Testing Unmanned Aircraft
NBC NEWS- The Arlington Police Department is in the first part of its experiment in using unmanned aircraft to assist in law enforcement.

What Will Fracking Do To Your Food Supply?
The controversial gas-drilling practice is tainting water. Your food might be next.

Radiation Cruelty in Hospitals
Modifying physician behavior is hard thing to do but we have to do it and do it now in the radiation departments. How doctors and hospitals relate to and use radiation in both diagnosis and treatment of disease needs to come under full review and in most cases be brought to a halt.

YouTube: You Want Proof That Congress Is Owned By Corporations? Check Out What They Did Right Before Going On Break
CBS Nightly News - Before leaving town for 10 days last week, the House of Representatives found time to pass an amendment designed to help a single drug company. And, as Nancy Cordes reports, this type of special fix is par for the course in Congress.

The "Cancer-Causing Convenience" All Women Should Avoid
Dr. Mercola - If you're on one of the hormonal birth control methods (whether it's the pill, patch, vaginal ring or implant), it is important to understand that you are taking synthetic progesterone and synthetic estrogen -- something that is clearly not advantageous if you want to maintain optimal health...

Super-efficient, low-cost inkjet system to revolutionize solar energy technology
(NaturalNews) The same technology used in your home or office printer to deliver ink to paper is now being used in a revolutionary new solar technology that eliminates 90 percent of raw material waste, and drastically cuts the costs associated with producing...

Radiation-induced depression looms on the horizon
As radiation seeps from Fukushima, people will need to be on the defense for radiation-induced depression. Long distance radiation harms the physical body primarily through free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules which have unpaired...

Rare tick-borne virus kills Minnesota woman
The first death related to the Powassan virus was recorded in Minnesota Wednesday according to a release by the Minnesota Department of Health. The virus was mostly seen in eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S. until the last decade when, cases were reported in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Hexane may be lurking in the soy protein found in popular food bars
(NaturalNews) Protein bars, breakfast bars, really anything in bar form just makes sense in our dine while dashing society. The question is, what is it you're really eating? Most of these bars claim to offer healthy, wholesome energy, but what you may...

Eating blueberries helps build strong bones, suggests study
(NaturalNews) Move over calcium, there is a new bone builder in town. Research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research back in 2010 showed that blueberry compounds helped improve bone development in lab rats, and new research conducted...

What you need to know about omega-3s (Opinion)
(NaturalNews) Rather than get really technical and bore you to death with long chemical words, there are two fatty acids that are considered "essential". One is omega-3 (alpha-linoleic acid) and the other is omega-6 (linoleic acid). Both are polyunsaturated...

Calif. cap and trade plan cleared by court
SAN FRANCISCO -- An appellate court is allowing California to go ahead with a market-oriented cap-and-trade system of pollution credits to combat global warming while state officials appeal a judge's order to look harder at alternatives that some environmentalists prefer, such as a tax on carbon fuels.

Joyce Riley: They Are Flooding Us On Purpose! Underwater Body Bags
YouTube June 28th, 2011 - The Corps began to utilize the dam system to mimic the previous flow cycles of the original river, holding back large amounts of water upstream during the winter and early spring in order to release them rapidly as a “spring pulse.” The water flows would then be restricted to facilitate a summer drawdown of stream levels. This new policy was highly disruptive to barge traffic and caused frequent localized flooding...

Man pleads guilty to creating fake Army unit
(Reuters) - A California man who conned Chinese immigrants into joining his fake U.S. Army unit was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to counterfeiting and other charges.

Turtles crossing runway cause flight delays
(Reuters) - Flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport were delayed shortly on Wednesday when about 150 diamondback terrapin turtles were spotted crossing a runway, authorities said.

Russian scientists expect to meet aliens by 2031
(Reuters) - Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer predicted on Monday.




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