in History - Wednesday - October 31, 2012
1864 - Nevada became the 36th state to join the U.S.
1868 - Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard
uniform for postal carriers.
1914 - The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined the Central Powers (Germany,
Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria).
1922 - Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy.
1940 - The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented
Germany from invading Britain.
1941 - Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work. At
the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.
1941 - The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German
submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered World War II. More
than 100 men were killed.
1952 - The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX,
announced that he would never return to the U.S. At the time he was in
1968 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S.
bombing of North Vietnam.
1983 - The U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that during the U.S. led
invasion of Grenada, that a U.S. Navy plane had mistakenly bombed a
1984 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her
residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, was sworn in as
1992 - In Liberia, it was announced that five American nuns had been
killed near Monrovia. Rebels loyal to Charles Taylor were blamed for the
1994 - 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72, plunged into
a northern Indiana farm.
1997 - Louise Woodward, British au pair, was sentenced to life in prison
after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of
8-month-old Matthew Eappen. She was released after her sentence was
reduced to manslaughter.
1998 - Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with U.N. arms
inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the country's weapons of
mass destruction stemming from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
1999 - Egypt Air Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, MA,
killing all 217 people aboard.
1999 - Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church
signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. The event
ended a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and
2001 - Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a tentative
agreement to settle the antitrust case against the software company.
Japan to hold joint military drill
Press TV - Japan and the United States will hold a biennial joint
military exercise in Japan in November in a move likely to further anger
China amid heightened tensions between the two Asian giants over
disputed islets in the East China Sea. About 37,400 military personnel
from Japan will join some 10,000 U.S. troops in the November 5-16 drill,
an official at Japan's Self-Defense Forces said.
Protesters storm Libyan parliament
RT - Protesters have stormed Libya's parliament forcing it to postpone a
vote on a new Cabinet. The incident highlights the ongoing struggle new
leaders face to bring the country under full control. About 100
civilians and self-proclaimed rebels broke in the building of the
National General Congress on Tuesday facing little resistance, AP
Show-stopper: Greek journalists go on strike, alleging state censorship
RT - The embattled Greek government faces another strike – this time
from journalists. Greek state television staff have begun work stoppages
to protest what they say is increasing government censorship. The
country has been shaken by two separate scandals in quick succession, in
which authorities were seen as being heavy-handed and using selective
justice to punish political dissenters.
Man Lives Everyone's Fantasy And Successfully Sues Telemarketers For
Wasting His Time
Business Insider - A British man lived out every phone-owner's dream and
successfully sued telemarketers for wasting his time. In fact, Richard
Herman made the companies pay an invoice of £10 for every minute wasted.
(Plus court fees). Even though Herman was listed with the Telephone
Preference Services, which is like the Do Not Call list in the U.S., he
was getting call after call from telemarketers [video].... This isn't
the first time someone successfully sued telemarketers. In 2007, André-Tascha
Lammé was awarded $6,000 from mortgage brokers who avoided his request
to be on a do not call list.
Iran dispatches warships to Sudan after Israeli airstrike on missile
Telegraph - Iran risked Israeli military retaliation Monday with the
dispatch of a naval task force to Sudan just days after a widely
reported airstrike by the Jewish state against a missile base run by
Tehran in Khartoum.
Iran bans export of 50 goods as sanctions bite: report
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran banned the export of around 50 basic goods, its
media said on Tuesday, as the country takes steps to preserve supplies
of essential items in the face of tightening Western sanctions....
Iranian traders will no longer be able to export goods including wheat,
flour, sugar, and red meat, as well as aluminium and steel ingots,
according to a letter from Deputy Industry Minister Seyyed Javad Taghavi
published in Iranian media on Tuesday.
On Eve of Austerity Vote, Greek Newspapers Expose Billions in Overseas
Common Dreams - Greek journalist goes to court for publishing names of
country's elite hiding billions in overseas accounts. Greek news outlets
expose over 2,000 wealthy citizens who have more than 2 billion euros
($2.58bn) in Swiss bank accounts. The so-called "Laguarde list" was
published on the eve of a new Parliament vote over a new 13.5 billion
euro austerity package.
Traces of explosives found on wreckage of jet that crashed in Russia two
years ago, killing Polish president
Daily Mail - Polish investigators have found traces of explosives on the
wreckage of a government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago,
killing Poland's president and 95 others, Polish media claimed today.
Poland's Rzeczpospolita newspaper said prosecutors and explosive experts
who examined the remains of the plane in Russia found signs of TNT and
nitroglycerin on the wings and in the cabin, including on 30 seats.
There's A Huge Plan In The Works To Give The UN Control Of The Internet
Business Insider - When delegates gather in Dubai in December for an
obscure UN agency meeting, fighting is expected to be intense over
proposals to rewrite global telecom rules to effectively give the United
Nations control over the Internet. Russia, China and other countries
back a move to place the Internet under the authority of the
International Telecommunications Union, a UN agency that sets technical
standards for global phone calls.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Facebook Censors Navy SEALs to Protect Obama on
Breitbart - Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by
the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the
fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in
Benghazi. The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated
how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them
get Osama bin Laden, and how he had turned around and denied
them when they called for backup on Sept 11.
Drones set to share sky with domestic air traffic
BBC - Tests have been carried out to see whether military drones
can mix safely in the air with passenger planes. The tests
involved a Predator B drone fitted with radio location systems
found on domestic aircraft that help them spot and avoid other
planes. The tests will help to pave the way for greater use of
drones in America's domestic airspace. The flight tests took
place off the coast of Florida in early August, but details have
only just been released. The Predator B used in the tests is a
modified version of the Guardian drone typically used by the US
navy. While such robot planes have been widely used in war zones
and on military operations, their use over native soil has been
NYT on Hurricane Sandy: We’re Doomed Without FEMA and Big
Kurt Nimmo - Hurricane Sandy’s blustery entrance and exit gave
the New York Times the opportunity to climb up on its soapbox
and celebrate FEMA and large government. It also provided the
establishment’s Newspaper of Record the chance to slam Romney
for his insincere campaign rhetoric on states’ rights.
Missing Ben Swann YouTube Videos
Ben Swann: A lot of people are asking about the Reality Check
videos on Youtube. Reality Check will no longer be posted to
Youtube, you can find the entire archive of Reality Check shows
here.... UPDATE: Hey everyone... just want to give you an update
on what is going on here. I just talked with my bosses and they
understand that the viewing experience on Youtube may be a bit
easier for some than it is on our website. Over the next few
weeks, Fox19 WILL BEGIN populating a Fox19 youtube page with
Reality Check videos! I will keep you updated on that process.
VIDEO: BREAKING INTEL: Military Officer says Obama gave “Stand
Down” order during Benghazi Attack. CIA Corroborates. 2 Navy
Admirals Plot Coup!!
Investment Watch - MUST SEE, WITH TRANSCRIPT: MILITARY OFFICER
WITH INSIDE INFO PUTS BLAME ON OBAMA FOR DENYING BENGHAZI
RESCUE, ‘STAND DOWN’ ORDER. This is from a call into the Rush
Limbaugh show today…Barack Obama: Guilty of Negligent Homicide.
Obama Issues Executive Order Merging Federal and Corporate
Effort in War on Terror
Kurt Nimmo - Obama has again violated the Constitution by
signing yet another executive order – he has passed down 141 to
date – this time expanding the “pools of ineptitude, waste and
civil liberties intrusions” perpetuated by the Department of
Homeland Security. Obama’s October 26 EO establishing a White
House Security Partnership Council is classic fascism, or what
Mussolini called corporatism — the “merger of state and
corporate power.” It creates local partnerships between federal
and private institutions “to address homeland security
Report: Fast and Furious Product of DOJ ‘deliberate strategy’
Laid Out by Holder, Other Obama Officials
Daily Caller - The latest congressional report on Operation Fast
and Furious found that the gunwalking-program-turned-scandal was
the result of a “deliberate strategy created at the highest
levels of the Justice Department aimed at identifying the
leaders of a major gun trafficking ring.” The report is the
second installment in a three-part series from Senate Judiciary
Committee Ranking Member Sen. Chuck Grassley and House oversight
committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa.
Welcome to America: Texas Police Sniper Guns Down Immigrants
informationliberation.com - Remember a few months ago how a DEA
helicopter was used to gun down two pregnant women and two
14-yr-old boys in Honduras because they were "suspected" of
being drug dealers? Well, those same tactics are now being used
in America. After being pulled over for having a suspect
"covered truck bed," a vehicle which fled from Texas game
wardens was shot at by Texas "Department of Public Safety"
agents with a sniper rifle from a helicopter. While the police
claim they were intending to disable the car, they instead
killed two passengers, and sent another to the hospital. No
drugs were found, and the DPS says their shooting was "within
Cop Tasers 10-Year-Old Boy For Refusing to Clean Patrol Car
Steve Watson - The boy’s legal guardian, Rachel Higgins, claims
that Officer Chris Webb shot the boy, referred to as “R.D.”,
with a 50,000 volt stun gun while visiting on a “career day” at
Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School on May 4. The complaint
notes that the officer approached a group of boys and asked
which of them wanted to clean his car. When R.D. said he had no
desire to clean the patrol vehicle, Officer Webb is claimed to
have stated “‘Let me show you what happens to people who do not
listen to the police.’”
The Prison System Expands at Frightening Pace Following
Declaration of War on Drugs
Activist Post - Like all big businesses, private prisons invest
heavily in government lobbying to ensure an ever increasing
supply of new customers, in this case prisoners. Currently,
private prison companies are negotiating with states to buy and
manage public prisons, if in exchange the state can promise
occupancy rates remain above 90 percent for at least 20 years.
This of course only adds to incentivize the states to prosecute
more citizens for more crimes. The Corrections Corporation of
America’s annual filing even admits this is their goal.
Reality Check: Could One Ohio County Decide The Entire
FOX19 - There has been a lot of talk over the past 24 hours
about the possibility that next week's Presidential election
could be moved because of super-storm Sandy. Tonight, Ben is
investigating whether that is easier said than done? And who
could ultimately make that decision?
VIDEO: Gov. Gary Johnson at Colorado University, October 29,
Liberty Crier - Libertarian Party presidential candidate and
former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson visited the University
of Colorado at Boulder on Monday evening.
Romney embraces executive authority
Washington Times - Facing off in last week’s foreign policy
debate, Mitt Romney nodded in agreement with much of what
President Obama has done with his powers as chief executive —
including a full-on embrace of the president’s claim to sole
authority to expand drone strikes to kill terrorist suspects.
The Republican presidential nominee has reserved the right to
deploy U.S. military power to world hot spots, as Mr. Obama did
in Libya, and to greenlight unilateral action against Iran. To
the dismay of civil liberties activists, he has shifted his
position on indefinite detention, agreeing with the president
that U.S. citizens deemed “enemy combatants” are not entitled to
Bloomberg News: Romney ‘rented’ Mormon church’s exemption to
defer taxes for 15 years
Current TV - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used a
loophole to “rent” the Mormon church’s tax exemption status and
defer paying taxes for 15 years, according to a new report. ax
returns obtained by Bloomberg News through a Freedom of
Information Act request indicated that Romney set up a
charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) in June 1996 just before
Congress cracked down on the loophole in 1997.
Keynesian Economics Professor Tells Hurricane Victims “It’s Good
For The Economy”
In the midst of a storm that has the whole east coast torn
apart, a mainstream economics professor and Columnist took the
opportunity to provide the world with a perfect example of “the
broken window fallacy”. In his new article “The Economic Impact
of Hurricane Sandy … Not All Bad News“, Professor Peter Morici
puts forward the idea that the clean up following Hurricane
Sandy will stimulate economic growth, and thus be good for the
economy.... This is one of the arguments that we typically hear
to defend war. People say that war is good for the economy
because it creates jobs.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
'Occupy Sandy': People unite in wake of superstorm devastation
RT - OWS has called on anyone with "experience in or tools for
medical and psychological services, electrician work, plumbing,
construction, financial or legal services, debris and tree
removal, childcare, transportation, senior services or language
skills" to sign up at one of three current sites in the Lower
East Side in Manhattan, Red Hook in Brooklyn, and Astoria in
Queens – all of which are along the waterfront and experienced
AUDIO: Special Edition: Exactly what happened at Fukushima is
going on at NJ nuclear plant, except now reactor is in refueling
ENENews - Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy
Education: That would be worse case scenario. If Oyster Creek
wasn’t in a refueling and this tidal surge hit, it’s exactly
what happened at Fukushima Daiichi at that point. You’ve lost
off-site power and you can’t cool the nuclear reactor because
these pumps were flooded. We can all be thankful that the plant
was in a refueling outage.
Sandy Cuts Wide Swath of Damage
WSJ - Megastorm Sandy's march of destruction claimed at least 43
lives and left more than eight million people without
electricity by late Tuesday, in one of the largest storms ever
to strike the East Coast. Diminished but still dangerous, the
storm churned across Pennsylvania on Tuesday in an arc toward
Canada, and the northeastern U.S. began its slow process of
recovery. In New York, financial markets were expected to resume
trading Wednesday, though big chunks of the city are without
electricity and its vast network of subways remains idled by
Who believes Hurricane Sandy was/was not caused by global
wattsupwiththat.com - This list of who’s who is instructive to
review. It says a lot about credibility of the “Sandy was caused
by global warming” argument being pushed by activists and media.
Compare who’s pushing the agenda versus who isn’t buying into
the hype.... From this comparison it seems clear that activists
are pushing the idea that Hurricane Sandy is cased by AGW/Global
Warming. But what about the hundreds of other storms?
HAMP: Homeland Security’s Research Project on Hurricane
Melissa Melton - While the debate rages regarding whether or not
the U.S. government uses weather manipulation technology to
steer storms like Hurricane Sandy, further evidence shows the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been engaged in
research to do just that for years. In 2008, an article in New
Scientist discussed a new DHS project that funded research into
guiding and directing the intensity of hurricanes.
UPDATE 4-Sandy curtails US nuclear plants, oldest under alert
Reuters - Hurricane Sandy slowed or shut a half-dozen U.S.
nuclear power plants, while the nation's oldest facility
declared a rare "alert" after the record storm surge pushed
flood waters high enough to endanger a key cooling system.
Exelon Corp's 43-year-old Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey
remains on "alert" status, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) said early Tuesday. It is only the third time
this year that the second-lowest of four emergency action levels
was triggered. "Oyster Creek is still in an alert but may be
getting out of it as long as water levels continue to drop," NRC
spokesman Neil Sheehan told Reuters.
Whooping Cough Epidemic Caused by Virulent New Pertussis
Strain—And It’s the Result of Vaccine
Gaia Health - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) would prefer that you remain
unaware of a couple of highly significant facts about the
whooping cough resurgence. It is most likely caused by the
pertussis vaccine andit’s ten times more deadly than the
Texas cancer researchers resign in disgust over cancer
(NaturalNews) A major rift has formed at the Cancer Prevention &
Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), one of the largest
publicly-funded efforts by a state government to promote
conventional cancer research and drug development, after 33
scientists, including the group's chief scientific officer,
suddenly resigned from their posts. According to the Wall Street
Journal (WSJ), the group's research arm has been clashing with
its oversight arm over how funds are to be disbursed, with many
raising qualms about increasing commercialization and
profiteering taking place within the organization.
Emergency first aid checklist: Herbs, medicines and tools for
holistic medical safety in any crisis
(NaturalNews) In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, which has
devastated many parts of the East coast, we've been receiving a
flood of calls and emails asking about emergency preparedness
items for first aid and natural medicine. Here, I've put
together a quick checklist of things you'll want to acquire (or
grow) to add to your emergency medicine collection.
Aspartame is linked to leukemia and lymphoma in new landmark
study on humans
(NaturalNews) As few as one diet soda daily may increase the
risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and
non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the
longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in
Eating for Energy: 10 High Energy Foods to Boost Energy and Your
Natural Society - For those of you continuing your workouts
despite the growing chill: firstly, congratulations. Secondly,
be sure that you’re getting the most out of your exercise, not
only through activity level or type but through diet. The
following 10 high energy foods are sure to amp your day, whether
boosting up a workout or staying alert and awake. Eating for
energy IS possible.
Home remedies from herbal teas and grocery foods dissolve kidney
stones and reverse renal failure
(NaturalNews) Kidney stones develop from waste matter hardening
and becoming attached to the inside wall of the kidney. Most
kidney stones remain unnoticed until becoming dislodged, getting
caught in a ureter or other passageway, while moving through the
body during urination. Most diseases of the kidneys remain
unnoticed until the problem is severe. You can make a variety of
home remedies using herbs and common foods to alleviate a wide
range of kidney disorders, including dissolving stones and
restoring renal activity.
Lobelia gets scientists' attention as an antimicrobial and
anti-convulsive for epilepsy
(NaturalNews) Traditional herbalists consider lobelia to be one
of the most powerful and useful herbs on the planet, and use it
in a variety of herbal formulas. Lobelia is an adaptogen, or
"thinking" herb, meaning it will take the beneficial
phytochemicals in other herbs with it to the places in the body
which need healing. Lobelia is one of the best herbs for
removing congestion, whether in the respiratory tract or in the
central nervous system. It is also an effective detoxifying
New study reveals that every single junk food meal damages your
UdeM News - A single junk food meal – composed mainly of
saturated fat – is detrimental to the health of the arteries,
while no damage occurs after consuming a Mediterranean meal rich
in good fats such as mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids,
according to researchers at the University of
Montreal-affiliated ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart
Institute.... Dr. Nigam and his team found that after eating the
junk food meal, the arteries of the study participants dilated
24% less than they did when in the fasting state. In contrast,
the arteries were found to dilate normally and maintain good
blood flow after the Mediterranean-type meal.
PHOTOS: The little boy who lost 65% of his skin and spent three
days on life-support - all because he took ibuprofen
Daily Mail - An 11-year-old boy suffered 65 per cent burns to
his body after suffering a horrific allergic reaction to the
painkiller ibuprofen. Calvin Lock reacted so severely to the
over-the-counter medicine that he was put on a life support
machine for three days and rushed to a specialist burns
hospital. The youngster, from Littleport, Cambridgeshire, is now
making a good recovery after his terrifying brush with death.
Big Sis looks to draft ‘digital militia’
A cyber skills task force commissioned by DHS has recommended
the government form a reserve army of cyber specialists from
across government, industry and academia to address cyber
emergencies. DHS, seeing a need to involve other elements of the
country into cyber warfare preparations, originally commissioned
the task force to study different methods of obtaining expert
help quickly in case of an attack. Commissioning this study may
be in response to recent congressional study on the possibility
of a digital Pearl Harbor attack being launched on the United
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
How to Preserve Your Food Without Electricity
Natural Society - Whether you're facing Hurricane Sandy or not,
it is essential to know at least a few ways in which you can
preserve your food without any electricity. The good news is
that you don't have to let all the items in your refrigerator or
in History - Tuesday - October 30, 2012
1735 - John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born
in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.
1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County,
VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American
1875 - The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote.
1893 - The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman Silver
Purchase Act of 1890.
1894 - The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY.
1943 - In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments of the
Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for
an early establishment of an international organization to maintain
peace and security. The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a
meeting in Teheran.
1944 - Martha Graham's ballet "Appalachian Spring" premiered at the
Library of Congress.
1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
1953 - General George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1961 - The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of
approximately 58 megatons.
1961 - The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order to remove
Joseph Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb.
1972 - U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase
Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.
1972 - In Illinois, 45 people were killed when two trains collided on
Chicago's south side.
1975 - The New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City: Drop
Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said
he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.
1982 - Portugal's constitution was revised for the first time since it
was ratified on April 25, 1976.
1984 - In Poland, police found the body of kidnapped pro-Solidarity
priest Father Jerry Popieluszko. His death was blamed on four security
1989 - Mitsubishi Estate Company announced it would buy 51 percent of
Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York.
1993 - Martin Fettman, America's first veterinarian in space, performed
the world's first animal dissections in space, while aboard the space
1993 - The United Nations deadline concerning ousted Haitian President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide passed with country's military still in control.
1995 - Federalist prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a referendum
concerning secession from the federation of Canada.
1998 - The terrorist who hijacked a Turkish Airlines plane and the 39
people on board was killed when anti-terrorist squads raided the plane.
Syrian regime attacks strategic northern city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian warplanes pounded a strategic northern city with
three airstrikes Tuesday as ground troops pushed forward to recapture
the area recently taken by rebels, activists said. The fighting over
Maaret al-Numan, which sits along the main highway that connects Aleppo
and Damascus, comes as the regime intensifies efforts to retake the area
that was seized by rebels earlier this month.
Sudan raid bears hallmarks of Israel
Press TV - The recent air attack on the Yarmouk munitions plant outside
Khartoum bears all the hallmarks of an Israeli military operation
against a sovereign nation.... At least one Israeli
electronic-countermeasure aircraft, reportedly a specially-outfitted
Gulfstream, flew with the bombers to jam radar systems in Egypt and in
Sudan, particularly those systems that engage defensive surface-to-air
missiles in and around Khartoum. Israeli search and rescue aircraft were
deployed over the Red Sea to assist any downed Israeli crews. Israel has
neither confirmed nor denied it attacked Sudan.
VIDEO: "Israel plays barbaric games in Gaza': Activist
Press TV - A prominent Gaza-based pro-Palestinian activist says that
Gazans are under heavy psychological pressure from Israel just because
they pursue their member state bid at the UN. The comments come as the
Israeli warplanes have again carried out new airstrikes on the Gaza
Strip in an unabated wave of aggression against the besieged territory.
Regional countries must shut their airspace to Israeli regime: Iran
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has urged regional
countries not to allow their airspace to be used by the Israeli regime
for carrying out crimes against other nations. At his weekly press
conference on Tuesday, Mehmanparast slammed International organizations
and Western powers for their silence on Israel’s “aggressions against
Crowd control: Bahrain bans all public gatherings
RT - Bahraini authorities have prohibited protest gatherings and rallies
until further notice, a day after police cracked down heavily on
demonstrators, once again during the 20-month fatality-riddled unrest.
The statement made by the country’s Interior Ministry did not define
precise measures that could be taken should new protests occur.
VIDEO: Turkish police teargas thousands-strong secularist demo
RT - Tear gas and water cannons met thousands of protesters in Ankara
who had staged a pro-secular rally on Republic Day. The clashes mark a
growing gap between the Islam-leaning government and the country's
secular layers.... The capital’s governor last week banned a planned
pro-secular rally citing fears that “some groups may seek to incite
anarchy in the country.” But Monday, over 30 civil society groups, led
by the Youth Union of Turkey, still took to the streets.
Ship Carrying Gold Ore Goes Missing in Far East
The Moscow Times - A freight ship carrying 700 tons of gold ore and a
crew of eight has gone missing in the Sea of Okhotsk in the Far East,
emergency officials said Monday. The freighter, the Amurskaya, triggered
an emergency beacon around 2:50 p.m. Sunday and then disappeared from
radars, Interfax reported. The ship was bound for the port of Okhotsk,
in the Khabarovsk region, and traveling near the Shantar Islands when it
Spain economy shrinks in third quarter
Press TV - Official data show Spain’s economy shrunk by 0.3% in the
third quarter of the year, 2012, as the country continues to grapple
with economic woes.
Swiss bank UBS to cut as many as 10,000 jobs
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss banking giant UBS AG is to cut as many as 10,000
employees, or some 15 percent of its staff, to drastically shrink its
ailing investment bank. The news of the layoffs came as Switzerland's
biggest bank posted another big loss for the third quarter. It said
Tuesday that the job cuts are part of a strategy to shore up profits.
military chief oversees joint drill in Israel
Press TV - U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, is holding meetings in Israel during the largest joint
military exercise between the two countries. “The security ties between
Israel and the U.S. are deeper and stronger than they have been for many
years,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an e-mailed
statement from his office after meeting Dempsey yesterday.
Canadian police urge Parliament to pass domestic spying bill
RT - Police across Canada are urging Ottawa to resurrect a controversial
Internet surveillance bill that would allow them to monitor Canadians'
digital activities in real-time without a warrant. The Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police has made a plea to on the federal
government to pass Bill C-30, also known as the Protecting Children from
Internet Predators Act ahead of a gathering by the provincial and
federal justice ministers next week.... Critics claimed that the
authorities would likely use the powers to harass peaceful protestors
Fukushima ‘running out of space’ to store dirty water
Morning Star - Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is
struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tons of highly
contaminated water, it emerged today. About 200,000 tons of radioactive
water used to cool the broken reactors are being stored in hundreds of
gigantic tanks built around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. Operator Tokyo
Electric Power (Tepco) has already chopped down trees to make room for
more tanks and predicts the volume will more than triple within three
U.S. News, Politics & Government
McCain: Obama Might Be Conducting ‘Massive Cover-Up’ With Libya
CBS News - Sen. John McCain claims the Obama administration
might be conducting a “massive cover-up” with the deadly terror
attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador
Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.... “I don’t know
if it’s either a cover-up or the worst kind of incompetence,
which doesn’t qualify the president as commander in chief,”
McCain said. The Republican senator was primarily talking about
statements the administration made early after the attack where
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said the Consulate attack was a
“spontaneous” event caused by the anti-Mohammed film that caused
massive protests across the Middle East.
Micro-Drones Combined With DNA Hacking Could Create A Very Scary
Business Insider - Sightings of insect-sized micro drones have
been occurring for years, but combined with the direction of
genome sequencing outlined in this Atlantic piece — the pair
make for a futuristic and potentially deadly mix.... While we
can go on listing roachbots, swarming nano drones, and
synchronized MIT robots — private trader and former software
engineer Alan Lovejoy points out that the future of nano drones
could become even more unsettling.... Lovejoy says "Such a
device could be controlled from a great distance and is equipped
with a camera, microphone. It could land on you and then use its
needle to take a DNA sample."
While the MSM keep us distracted with Hurricane Sandy, "Lt. Col.
Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching
xrepublic.net - Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his
sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room
watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David
Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to
intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away
by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special
forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.
Half of military drones may broadcast unencrypted footage
RT - Only “30 to 50 percent” of the United States’ Predator and
Reaper drones are using fully encrypted transmissions, a source
familiar with the retrofitting effort tells Danger Room, adding
that the United States’ missile-firing fleet of secret spy ships
aren’t likely to be fully fixed until 2014, at which point US
President Barack Obama says we will already be ending the war in
1990s East Coast Hurricane Drill Named “Sandy”
Infowars.com - The fictitious storm was modeled after the
Hurricane of 1938. The “Long Island Express” was a Category 3
hurricane that hit Long Island and killed nearly 800 people
cause nearly $5 billion in damages. The hurricane now projected
to hit the New Jersey coast is being compared to the Long Island
A web page has surfaced from 1996 (the date is time stamped
on the page’s source code) with “texts of the simulated
bulletins, forecasts, discussions and strike probabilities along
with the hurricane’s track were sent home with the seminar
Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter
Paul Joseph Watson - Scores of Twitter users have flooded the
social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting
sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York
National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long
Island to prevent such activity. 1,175 New York National Guard
troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and
logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson
Valley and the Southern Tier.
VIDEO: Gary Johnson: Be The 5 Percent
Liberty Crier - From the YouTube description: Two-term Governor,
Gary Johnson needs 5 percent of the vote to break the two-party
stranglehold. He will be on the ballot with Barack Obama and
Mitt Romney. Cast a protest vote that counts. Be the 5 percent
that changes America. LIVE FREE.
Obama accepts ‘Osama bin Laden’ donations
WND - Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a
disposable credit card and a fake address, “Osama bin Laden” has
successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential
re-election campaign. The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made
by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror
chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”
Twitter Users Who Threatened to Kill Romney Still Active
Steve Watson - Twitter accounts belonging to Obama supporters
who publicly threatened to assassinate the GOP presidential
candidate Mitt Romney are still active, indicating that the
threats could have been overlooked. Scores of accounts remain
active despite their owners having committed the felony, under
Public Law 18 USC § 879, of knowingly and willfully threatening
to kill a major candidate for the office of President.
VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Threatens $20 Billion in Economic Damage
Bloomberg - Hurricane Sandy may cause as much as $20 billion in
economic damage and losses as the biggest Atlantic storm floods
homes, disrupts millions of fliers, and forces retailers to
close stores. Insured losses may reach $5 billion to $10
billion, or about half of the total, according to the estimates
today by Eqecat Inc., an Oakland, California-based provider of
catastrophic risk models.
FDIC closes small bank in Pennsylvania
cleveland.com - Regulators say they have closed a small bank in
Pennsylvania, bringing to 47 the number of U.S. bank failures
this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday seized
NOVA Bank, based in Berwyn, Pa.... The failure of NOVA Bank is
expected to cost the deposit insurance fund $91.2 million. The
lender is the second FDIC-insured institution in Pennsylvania to
fail this year.
NJ nuclear plant declares alert after storm surge
Press TV - America's oldest nuclear plant has declared an alert
amid rising water levels from superstorm Sandy, the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission says. The alert, the second-lowest of the
four NRC action levels, was issued after water levels at New
Jersey's Oyster Creek nuclear power plant rose more than six
feet above sea level, high enough to affect the plant's water
pumps, Reuters reports.
Hurricane Sandy lands in New Jersey, 13 people killed recently
Press TV - The US National Hurricane Center said on Monday that
the megastorm made its landfall near Atlantic City about 8:00
p.m. Eastern Time and had maximum sustained winds of about
LEVEE BREAKS IN NJ TOWN, HUNDREDS BEING EVACUATED
AP - Hundreds of people are being evacuated after a levee broke
in a northern New Jersey town early Tuesday. Bergen County
executive chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record
http://bit.ly/TrQ1Rt ) the entire town of Moonachie is under
water and as many as 1,000 people could need to be evacuated.
VIDEO: Hurricane hammers NY: 6 dead, houses destroyed by fire,
freak floods in subway
RT - Explosions, fires, and floods have devastated New York,
killing at least six people state wide. As Hurricane Sandy hit
the city it left over 50 houses ablaze, at least seven subway
tunnels flooded, and overwhelmed the emergency services. Parts
of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island are underwater as
hurricane Sandy passes over New York. Much of the city is now
without power, and mass transit has been shut down until further
W.Va. blizzard warning as Appalachia storm blows
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A blizzard warning covers a large part
of West Virginia as snow and high winds blow over Appalachia on
the edges of superstorm Sandy. The National Weather Service said
Tuesday a foot and more of snow was reported in lower elevations
of West Virginia, where most towns and roads are. High
elevations in the mountains were getting more than two feet.
More than 128,000 customers in West Virginia were without power.
'Frankenstorm' Sandy hits US: LIVE UPDATES
RT - Live updates and photos.
Plant-based diet helps prevent more than 60 percent of chronic
(NaturalNews) Chronic illnesses including cardiovascular
disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity account for nearly 65
percent of all deaths annually, according to the World Health
Organization. Over the course of modern human history, forward
thinking scientists have known that a diet largely consisting of
plants, fruits, nuts and seeds promote optimal health, and when
coupled with a healthy lifestyle, can prevent, and in many cases
treat a wide variety of chronic diseases that kill millions
The deceptive history of caramel coloring in our food supply
(NaturalHealth365) Have you heard the news about the dangers of
caramel coloring? Contrary to popular belief, this cancer
causing food additive is NOT from caramel candy. In fact, the
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has petitioned
the United States Food and Drug Administration to ban this toxic
poison from our food supply. This potentially carcinogenic
compound, known as 4-methylimidazole, 4-MI or 4-MEI is in high
amounts in Coke, Pepsi plus many other foods.
HPV Vaccines: Scientists Use Manufacturers’ Data to Prove Lack
Gaia Health - Using the manufacturers’ own studies designed to
gain government approval, three real scientists shred it to
demonstrate that neither Gardasil nor Cervarix can come close to
demonstrating effectiveness in preventing cervical cancer.
How to Prevent a Stroke – What to Do and What Not to Do
Natural Society - A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain
is cut off. Keeping the vascular system healthy through
exercise, and reducing inflammation and plaque deposits with a
natural and holistic diet can do wonders in the prevention of
stroke and heart disease. Also, eliminate things from your life
that are known to be related to increased risk of stroke....
Eating beans and lentils daily balances blood sugar and prevents
complications in diabetics
(NaturalNews) More evidence has emerged debunking the
appropriateness of a whole grain-based diet for diabetics, which
mainstream health authorities often recommend as beneficial for
managing the disease. A new study out of Canada reveals that
regularly eating beans, lentils, and other legumes instead of
grains can help effectively promote and sustain healthy blood
sugar and cholesterol levels, suggesting that diet alone may be
all that is needed for many diabetics to properly manage and
even cure their condition.
YouTube: Sleep Better Insomnia Acupressure Points
Michael Reed Gach, PhD. - This video clip gives you a couple of
Acupressure points on the ankles to sedate your energy for
counteracting insomnia, plus tips to help you get to sleep, or
get back to sleep.
Sherwin-Williams, PPG Agree To Stop Lying To Consumers About
‘Zero VOC’ Paints
Consumerist - Many interior paints contain Volatile Organic
Compounds (VOCs) in the form of solvents, some of which can be
harmful to your health. So when a container of Dutch Boy Refresh
paint proudly declares “Zero VOC,” one might reasonably think
“Yay, no volatile organic compounds for me.” Well… maybe so,
For DHS, Cybersecurity Education Begins in Kindergarten
CNS News - In a blog titled, “Inspiring the Next Generation of
Cyber Professionals,” [Janet] Napolitano said, “In addition, we
are extending the scope of cyber education beyond the federal
workplace through the National Initiative for Cybersecurity
Education, involving students from kindergarten through
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Best Heirloom Pumpkins & Squashes
Organic Gardening - Pumpkins aren't just for jack-o'-lanterns.
Add pumpkins and their squash siblings to your diet for a boost
of beta-carotene and ample antioxidants. But before you hit the
grocery store, farmers' market, or pumpkin patch, here's a
primer on some little-known but lovely heirloom varieties.
in History - Monday - October 29, 2012
1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was
1923 - Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution of the
1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall
Street stock market.
1940 - The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S.
1945 - The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at
Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1956 - Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal
1956 - "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC. The show replaced
"The Camel News Caravan."
1960 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight.
1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school
1974 - U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding
discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital
1985 - It was announced that Maj. Gen. Samuel K. Doe had won the first
multiparty election in Liberia.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein's regime
liable for human rights abuses and war damages during its occupation of
1991 - The U.S. Galileo spacecraft became the first to visit an asteroid
1991 - Trade sanctions were imposed on Haiti by the U.S. to pressure the
new leaders to restore the ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to
1998 - South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission condemned both
apartheid and violence committed by the African National Congress.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board.
Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit
1998 - The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for $2 million at
a New York auction.
2001 - KTLA broadcasted the first coast to coast HDTV network telecast.
Iran bans to worsen world market: US
Press TV - The US Energy Department has warned that imposing oil
embargoes on Iran would aggravate the dire conditions of the global oil
market by widening the gap between supply and demand. The warning was
made in a Saturday report by the US department’s Energy Information
Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 10
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian government official says a car bomb in a
Damascus suburb has killed 10 people. The official said the blast on
Monday in Jaramana also wounded 41 people and caused heavy damage. He
spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak
to the media. The U.N. tried to broker a cease-fire over the four-day
Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday, which ends on Monday. But the truce
collapsed almost immediately after it was supposed to take effect.
Report: Iran has drone pictures of Israeli bases
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A prominent Iranian lawmaker says Tehran has
pictures of sensitive Israeli military bases taken by an unmanned
aircraft launched by Lebanon's Hezbollah and downed by Israel earlier
this month. Ismaeil Kowsari also says Iranian-backed Hezbollah possesses
more sophisticated Iranian-made drones than the one downed, drones that
can carry weapons.
Burma’s Leader Admits Deadly Attacks on Muslims
Guardian - Satellite images show huge swath of coastal town destroyed in
a wave of violence which has left dozens dead. The pictures, acquired by
Human Rights Watchshow destruction to the coastal town of Kyaukpyu in
the country's west. They reveal an area of destruction 35 acres in size
in which some 811 buildings and boats have been destroyed.
Canadian officials deny science, declare BPA chemical 'safe' after first
claiming it to be 'toxic'
(NaturalNews) Keeping up with the latest science regarding chemical
safety is apparently of little or no concern to the Canadian government,
which recently declared the highly-toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A
(BPA) to be safe just two years after declaring it to be a toxin. In a
report issued by Health Canada's Food Directorate, the agency has
iterated its unfounded position that exposure to BPA in food packaging
"is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population,
including newborns and young children."
has about 70 nuclear bombs in Turkey says report
Press TV - The United States deployed around seventy B61 nuclear bombs
in Turkey, according to a Turkish news agency citing well informed
sources. All of the bombs are deployed in the Turkish Incirlik air base
in Adana, south of the country. The greater part of these bombs is the
property of the U.S. army, and Washington reserves the right to use them
in case of need, Haberturk news agency disclosed.
Turkey has US ‘teams,’ not troops
hurriyetdailynews.com - Suggestions by top U.S. commanders that
Washington has sent military personnel to Turkey to assist on a variety
of issues, ranging from Syria to outlawed militants, should not be
understood as a deployment of U.S. troops in Turkey, a senior Turkish
diplomat has said. The U.S. has at times sent teams to Turkey to assist
on the issues of humanitarian zones, ballistic missile systems and
Turkey’s anti-terror fight, Martin Dempsey, U.S. Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, said Oct. 26.
drone attack kills four in Yemen
Press TV - Another U.S. assassination drone strike left at least four
people dead in northern Yemen on Sunday. A local official said that a
drone attacked two houses in the Abu Jabara area in Saada Province,
killing four people. The Yemeni Defense Ministry's website confirmed
that several people had been killed in an airstrike, but did not
elaborate. The Chicago Tribune
Warrant out for Greek journalist over leak of politicians' alleged tax
RT - Greek prosecutors have issued a warrant for the arrest of one of
the country’s top journalists, after his publication Hot Doc released
the so-called 'Lagarde list' containing the names of some 2,000 Greeks
with funds hidden in Swiss bank accounts. Greek police aim to detain
Kostas Vaxevanis, the owner and editor of Hot Doc, for alleged privacy
violations from publishing the list of names dated to 2007. “Instead of
arresting the tax evaders and the ministers who had the list in their
hands, they are trying to arrest the truth and free journalism,”
Vaxevanis said in an interview published online.
Netherlands’ Citizens Group Demands Central Bank Reveal Location of
Country’s Gold Reserves
silverdoctors.com - First Venezuela, then Germany, and now the
Netherlands want their gold back. In the wake of this week’s ruling by
the German Federal Accountability Office that Germany must repatriate
and audit 150 tons of its gold reserves from the NY Fed over the next 3
years, a Netherlands citizens committee has filed a petition demanding
the Central Bank release information ”on the quantity and storage
location of the Netherlands’ physical gold, and on the extent and nature
of the gold claims.”
VIDEO: India Is About to Start Building Its Thorium-Fueled Nuclear Power
motherboard.com - The Deccan Times reports: “Over the next five years,
India plans to start building a safe nuclear reactor that can be
installed in the heart of Delhi or Mumbai without posing danger to
people and environment. The 300-MWe advanced heavy water reactor (AHWR),
whose construction will start in the 12th plan period, would be so safe
that it can be erected in the heart of any city, said S A Bhardwaj,
director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.”
VIDEO: This is
why socialized medicine does NOT work - Healthcare Despair: UK losing
faith in NHS amid system crisis
RT - In the UK trade unions have warned of 'massive industrial unrest'
if a 2-year pay freeze in the health care system is extended. The
authorities claim any rise in these difficult economic times is simply
unaffordable. But a walkout would add to the woes of the National Health
Services, which as Polly Boyko reports, is already loosing the trust of
Could GM alfalfa take down the entire Canadian organic farming industry?
(NaturalNews) Organic farmers throughout the Canadian province of
Ontario are counting the days until they officially lose their organic
certifications as a result of potential commercial plantings of
genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa. Like in the U.S., government
officials in Canada recently approved plantings of GM alfalfa, even
though the crop is wholly unnecessary, and will forever taint the
integrity of non-GM and organic varieties of alfalfa, as well as other
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: U.S. Navy tests their version of drones as
remote-controlled boat fires missiles for the first time
Daily Mail - The U.S. Navy has fired missiles from a
remote-controlled boat for the very first time in tests which
took place on Wednesday just off the Maryland coast. If
successful, the system could be introduced as the navy's
equivalent of the unmanned drone planes already used by the Air
Force. Over three days of testing, six anti-armor Spike missiles
were fired from the moving inflatable hulled watercraft at a
floating target two miles away.
Declassified: Predator Drone Turns Itself On At Military Base
Intel Hub - Recently, The Washington Post has been running an
investigative report on the U.S. military’s shadow wars
throughout the Horn of Africa. This report includes an article
series on drones, and the most recent installment of this series
reveals various declassified incident reports in which drones
have went haywire, crashing, misfiring, and in one case a drone
even turned itself on.
VIDEO: Pakistan’s anti-drone campaigner Imran Khan removed from
US airline for interrogation
RT - US immigration authorities have taken Pakistan’s former
cricket superstar-turned-politician Imran Khan off a flight to
New York and interrogated [for over 2 hours]. Khan is known for
his anti-drone campaigning. Khan, who is now a popular political
figure in Pakistan and ahead of the Pakistan Movement for
Justice party (PTI), was removed from an American Airlines
flight heading from Canada to New York and interrogated.
Immigration officials asked him whether he was planning to
protest in the US, as well as demanding to know his views on
drone strikes and jihad.
GRAPHIC: Obama’s 284 Drone Strikes in Pakistan
slate.com - A map of every reported drone strike in Pakistan....
Critics argue the drone strikes are an overextension of
executive power, kill too many civilians, and breed more
terrorism. Proponents, including Obama and Romney, say the drone
strikes are necessary to prevent terrorism. The CIA recently
proposed to expand the strike program into other regions.
'They brought in an army to take out a 16-year-old boy': Anguish
of parents whose suicidal son was shot by SWAT sniper at his
Daily Mail - Young Andrew Messina cracked after receiving a bad
grade and upon returning home he grabbed his parents .357 Magnum
and told his mother he wanted to end his life. Panicked, she
called the police to come and talk him down, but instead, an
army of deputies, an armoured tank and a sniper arrived at their
Towne Lake home who eventually shot the boy dead after he
smashed a door window with the handgun.
Outrage: Obama Admin. Says Texans Can’t Arrest UN Observers Even
if They Violate Texas Law
joemiller.us - In a development that should outrage every
red-blooded, patriotic American, the Obama Administration
announced that international observers in the United States
cannot be arrested by state law enforcement even if the United
Nations representatives violate state law.
Free and Equal Elections Foundation Changes Presidential Debate
to November 5 Due to Hurricane
Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced the date of
the second open-party Presidential debate has changed to
November 5. The debate will feature Libertarian Party candidate
Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a line-up
decided by voters last week after the first debate between
Johnson, Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and
Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. The November 5 debate
will be held from 9:00pm to 10:30pm Eastern Time at RT America’s
state of the art studio and facility. RT America will open its
studio and offer a live, neutral feed via satellite to
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Libertarian Johnson's first national ad slams warmongering over
Washington Times - Former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson, the
Libertarian Party's candidate for president, has purchased air
time on cable in the Washington, D.C., area and markets across
the country to launch his first national television ad Friday
night. The ad, titled "Cast a Vote for Peace," features voices
of children in the background as the words "Right now in Iran a
lot of little kids are about to die" flash onscreen in the
See Gary Johnson's ad here.
Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash
AP - Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to
U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a
plane crash. A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance
Program this week notified election officials across the nation
that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.
The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail
inbound to troops serving in the area. --Federal officials in
their email to state election offices said they did not know if
any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was
limited to one zip code.
YouTube: CNN mocks third-party candidates
RT - The two-party system has dominated the airwaves for
decades. The last time a third-party candidate shared the stage
with a Democrat and Republican was when Ross Perot was
campaigning for the White House.
All U.S. Stock Markets Closed Monday Due to Sandy
MarketWatch - All U.S. stock and option trading will be closed
on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, with the move adding to
earlier plans to close floor trading only. Markets may also
remain closed Tuesday, reports said. The decision to keep the
markets shut on Monday came after an agreement between the
bourses, regulators and trading firms late Sunday. Earlier
Sunday, exchanges said they would largely be open for electronic
trading, while closing their trading floors.
Family of 'killer' nanny who 'stabbed children to death before
attempting suicide' reveals she suffered from financial and
emotional hardships before she 'snapped'
Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of viciously stabbing to death
the two young children under her care, had been suffering
emotionally and financially, her friends and family said. Her
sister, Celia Ortega, told the New York Post that the nanny, who
worked for a family on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, just
‘snapped.’... The 50-year-old Ortega remains hospitalized from
self-inflicted stab wounds, including a deep gash to her throat.
Sources say that she is still in a ‘catatonic’ state, refusing
to talk to police or physicians, and has still has not been
charged for the deaths of Leo, two, and Lucia, six.
CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43
Trillion Bankster Lawsuit
Intel Hub - This week financial news organization CNBC gave some
mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and
racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which
“Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being
accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten
gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the
highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since
this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream
news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly
fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page
for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior vice president
Kevin Krim received news that his children were killed under
very suspicious circumstances.
Will The Bottom Fall Out? 15 Signs That Layoffs And Job Losses
The Economic Collapse - If you still have a good job, you might
want to hold on to it very tightly because there are a whole
bunch of signs that unemployment in the United States is about
to start getting worse again. Over the past several weeks, a
substantial number of large corporations have announced
disappointing earnings for the third quarter. Many of those
large corporations are also loaded up with huge amounts of debt.
So what is the solution? Well, the favorite solution on Wall
Street these days seems to be to lay off workers.
YouTube: Joe the Plumber Dead - 2012
The story of a multi-million dollar plumbing company that could
not survive the Obama RECOVERY. Many thanks to Wells Fargo for
not being there when we needed them. They were unwilling to pick
up the phone and tell us that until it was too late. But then
again they only ignored all follow-up attempts for 13 months in
all. Too big to do it right or even care.
Iconic NY Steakhouse "Gallagher's", Which Survived The Great
Depression, Is Closing
Zero Hedge - The Department of Labor's WARN (Worker Adjustment
and Retraining Notification) website may have been exempt from
layoff notices related to the fiscal cliff, but it still
provides a sufficiently (bleak) complete picture about the real
nature of layoffs and business cycle in general in America's
Hacker steals over 75% of South Carolina Social Security numbers
RT - A foreign hacker has stolen 3.6 million Social Security
numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers from South
Carolina’s Department of Revenue, putting most of the state’s
4.7 million residents at risk of identity theft. Anyone who
filed a South Carolina tax return in the past 14 years may have
had their Social Security number stolen and has been urged by
the state government to immediately enroll in consumer
protection services, according to Greenville Online.
VIDEO: Iraq, Afghanistan War Wounded Pass 50,000
Huffington post - More than 50,000 Americans have been
combat-wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, a grim measure
of the cost of more than a decade of war. According to Defense
Department accounting, the number of wounded reached 50,010 on
Thursday. The names of the wounded are not released. Unlike
those killed in combat, whose names are released and whose
remains are brought home in sober, white-glove ceremony, those
who are wounded are flown home on medical evacuation aircraft
and carried off on stretchers in anonymity.
VIDEO: Exclusive Interview- You don't have to have missed a
payment now for the banks to STEAL your property! They are doing
it through "Appraisals"!
sherrie Questioning All Blog - The criminal banks are now
stealing people's properties who have never been late on a
payment! How? Through "appraisals"! They are requiring
homeowners and commercial property owners have new appraisals.
When those appraisals (in cohorts with the appraisers in getting
them low) come back lower than the loan amount, at the property
owners expense. They give the property owner 30 days to pay the
difference of loan to value of the property otherwise they take
over the property and kick the owners out! They are doing it to
homeowners and commercial property owners!
East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern
Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass
transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal
residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high
winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet
tall. Sandy strengthened before dawn and stayed on a predicted
path toward Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York -
putting it on a collision course with two other weather systems
that would create a superstorm with the potential for havoc over
800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. About 2 to 3
feet of snow were even forecast for mountainous parts of West
1175 National Guard Soldiers Deployed into NYC as Mayor Orders
Evacuation of 375,000 People
Intel Hub - 76 evacuation centers have been prepared throughout
the city as military and law enforcement units mask for the
storm that has 375,000 NYC residents mandated to evacuate....
The New York City subway and other transportation hubs are
shutdown and are now on full-scale lock down as the city is now
in full button up status. Libraries and other government
facilities will remain closed.
Pearl Harbor Hawaii Base Commander Endangering Service Members
and their Families
Intel Hub - The Commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH)
has allowed our service members along with their families to be
used as lab rats for a smart meter electric grid test.... The
program uses harmful smart meters installed in military housing
smart grid to monitor electricity usage of residents. The
residents are then charged or awarded for their energy usage as
compared to their neighbors if you can believe that.
Oil Executive and Renewable Fuel Researcher Assassinated
Intel Hub - Nicholas Mockford, a 60 year old British executive
for the oil company ExxonMobil has been shot dead in front of
his wife in an assassination-style killing in Brussels. He was
shot three times after leaving the Da Marcello restaurant in Rue
de Beyseghem at around 10pm on Oct 14. The reason why news of
this murder is just breaking now is because Belgian police
imposed a news blackout and the areas government kept the story
tightly under wraps.
Megastorm Prompts State Emergencies and Mandatory Evacuations
Activist Post - eff Masters, director of Weather Underground,
explains that being the end of hurricane season and the
beginning of arctic storm season is such a dangerous combination
as "Part hurricane, part nor'easter" equals "all trouble." With
a storm this large predicted to hit New Jersey head on, some
40-60 million people may be impacted by it with anticipated
flooding and power outages.
VIDEO: Engineered Storm? HAARP Monitoring Project Records
Strongest Readings Ever Directed In Path of Hurricane Sandy
Intel Hub - An independent
website that has a real-time
sensor network from over 28 sensors placed in rural areas
across the United States has recorded the strongest HAARP
readings in the projects history. The readings, in and around
the New England area, are literally off the charts and lend
credence to other claims that Hurricane Sandy is possibly
being engineered to cause massive destruction.
More than a Dozen Nuclear Plants Near Hurricane Sandy’s Path
Brace for Impact
Washington's Blog - Bloomberg reports: “Because of the size of
[Hurricane Sandy], we could see an impact to coastal and inland
plants,” Neil Sheehan, a spokesman based in Philadelphia for the
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said by phone today. “We
will station inspectors at the sites if we know they could be
directly impacted.” The NRC met earlier today to discuss the
necessary precautions to take for the storm, Sheehan said.
Plants must begin to shut if wind speeds exceed certain limits,
Hurricane Sandy cancels thousands of flights
Press TV - U.S. airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights as a
major storm bears down on the East Coast. Airlines have grounded
953 flights scheduled for Sunday and nearly 2,200 flights for
Monday so far because of Hurricane Sandy, according to
FlightStats Inc., a flight-tracking firm. Some of the airports
most affected by cancelations were New Jersey's Newark Liberty
International, Washington Dulles International and LaGuardia and
John F. Kennedy airports in New York.
Turmeric Repairs Damaged Liver Tissues, Promotes Overall Liver
Natural Society - According to a new study in the Journal of the
Medical Association of Thailand, scientists there have found
that the livers of diabetic rats were repaired and even
regenerated with the help of this yellow power-root. Severe
diabetics often suffer liver damage and disease as they
progress. But, research indicates turmeric may be able to help.
“Fascinatingly, liver microvasculature in curcumin treated group
developed into regenerate and repair into healthy and normal
characteristics.” They concluded: “These results optimistically
demonstrated the potential use of curcumin as a novel
therapeutic agent in liver pathology of diabetic rats.”
VIDEO: Astaxanthin Found to Improve Cognitive Function in
Healthy, Aged Individuals
Dr. Mercola - Scientists now believe astaxanthin could help
prevent dementia, including Alzheimer's, help prevent
neurodegeneration associated with oxidative stress, as well as
make a potent natural "brain food”.
High on food - New studies show that diet alters brain functions
(NaturalNews) It may come as no surprise that what we eat
affects the brain, and this is most obvious when looking at
dietary disorders like obesity, compulsive overeating, and
diabetes. The annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience
took place between October 13 and October 17, and featured
several new studies that investigate the relationship between
brain function and food.
Research find flaxseed can help prevent, treat
(NaturalNews) There may be more benefits to eating flaxseed than
simply its tendency to promote regularity and prevent the onset
of Type-2 diabetes. An index of research compiled by Sayer Ji
over at GreenMedInfo.com reveals that flaxseed is also rich in
hormone-modulating factors such as phytoestrogens, which can
actually help reduce harmful estrogen activity in the body,
particularly as such activity is related to spurring the growth
and spread of cancer cells.
Sugar consumption a 'public health crisis' aggravated by GM
(NaturalNews) Sugar is exceptionally toxic and leads to heart
disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer -- it can even be equated
with addictive drugs like cocaine, according to prominent
medical experts. Add to this the fact that genetically modified
(GM) sugar beets now dominate the U.S. market, a healthy future
certainly looks bleak. Not only are Americans dealing with the
negative effects of consuming elephantine amounts of sugar, but
now the health dangers of genetically modified organisms through
Roundup Ready sugar beets are in the mix.... Almost 95 percent
of U.S. sugar beets come from GM seeds -- an amazing feat
considering they were only approved for planting in 2005. Sugar
beets comprise over 50 percent of U.S. sugar production while
the rest comes from sugar cane.
US facility linked to meningitis outbreak overgrown with mold
RT - The compounding pharmacy responsible for mixing the drugs
that caused the deadly meningitis outbreak was found to have
ignored Food and Drug Administration regulations, containing
mold and bacteria on its equipment. A federal inspection of the
New England Compounding Center found that the tainted steroid
medication had been mixed with sterilization equipment
containing greenish-yellow residue. Additionally, the surfaces
where the drugs were created contained mold and bacteria, and
the air-conditioning had been turned off nightly – even though
cold temperatures and low humidity is necessary to maintain
cleanliness. The sanitation problem has been present for months.
YouTube: Is the genetically engineered corn you're eating,
Published on Oct 26, 2012 by Genetic Roulette - Do you have
gastrointestinal problems or know someone that does?... We're
talking about genetically engineered corn that creates it's own
insecticide. The toxin (Bt-toxin) breaks holes in cell walls.
It's found in our food, in our blood, and in the blood of unborn
fetuses. Could it be contributing to the rise of GI tract
disorders since its introduction in 1996?
Halt infectious disease, cancer and much more with $3 remedy
(NaturalNews) Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an
extraordinary natural remedy. This economical and common powder
has a wide range of healing possibilities: acne, cancer, colds,
influenza, acid reflux -- the list goes on and on.
Man Buys 1 Million Facebook Users' Personal Information for Only
Natural Society - One blogger recently purchased the personal
information complete with their full legal name, personal E-mail
address, and URL to their Facebook account for only $5.
New UN White Paper Defines Internet Users as Potential
Intel Hub - The UNODC [The United Nations Office on Drugs and
Crime,] white paper claims that: “Technology is one of the
strategic factors driving the increasing use of the Internet by
terrorist organizations and their supporters for a wide range of
purposes, including recruitment, financing, propaganda,
training, incitement to commit acts of terrorism, and the
gathering and dissemination of information for terrorist
purposes.” broadly including or lumping in what some would say
would be the equivalent to internet bloggers, avid readers,
researchers or even smartphone users.
If I Didn’t Have a Dog or Cat…
Trupanion - If I Didn’t Have a Dog … or Cat … I could walk
around the yard barefoot in safety. My house could be carpeted
instead of tiled and laminated. All flat surfaces, clothing,
furniture, and cars would be free of hair....
in History - Friday - October 26, 2012
1774 - The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in
1825 - The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York. The 363-mile canal
connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000.
1858 - H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine.
1881 - The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ.
Between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the
Ike Clanton Gang.
1905 - Norway gained independence from Sweden.
1942 - The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz during
World War II.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf ended. The battle
was won by American forces and brought the end of the Pacific phase of
World War II into sight.
1949 - U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75
cents an hour.
1951 - Winston Churchill became the prime minister of Great Britain.
1957 - The Soviet Union announced that defense minister Marchal Georgi
Zhukov had been relieved of his duties.
1958 - Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New
York City to Paris.
1962 - The Soviet Union made an offer to end the Cuban Missile Crisis by
taking their missile bases out of Cuba if the U.S. agreed to not invade
Cuba and would remove Jupiter missiles in Turkey.
1967 - The Shah of Iran crowned himself and his Queen after 26 years on
the Peacock Throne.
1970 - "Doonesbury," the comic strip by Gary Trudeau, premiered in 28
newspapers across the U.S.
1972 - U.S. National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace
is at hand" in Vietnam.
1975 - Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to officially
visit to the United States.
1977 - The experimental space shuttle Enterprise successfully landed at
Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1979 - South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death by Kim
Jae-kyu, the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
1980 - Israeli President Yitzhak Navon became the first Israeli head of
state to visit Egypt.
1984 - "Baby Fae" was given the heart of baboon after being born with a
severe heart defect. She lived for 21 days with the animal heart.
1985 - Approximately 110,000 people marched past the U.S. and Soviet
embassies in London to pressure the two countries to end their arms
1988 - Roussel Uclaf, a French pharmaceutical company, announced it was
halting the worldwide distribution of RU-486. The pill is used to induce
abortions. The French government made the company reverse itself two
1990 - The U.S. State Department issued a warning that terrorists could
be planning an attack on a passenger ship or aircraft.
1991 - Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry arrived at a federal
correctional institution in Petersburg, VA, to begin serving a six-month
sentence for cocaine possession.
1994 - Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel
Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty.
1996 - Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the
Olympic park bombing.
1998 - A French lab found a nerve agent on an Iraqi missile warhead.
2001 - It was announced that Fort Worth's Lockheed Martin won a defense
contract for $200 billion over 40 years. The contract, for the "joint
strike fighter," was the largest defense contract in history.
2002 - Russian authorities pumped a gas into a theater where separatist
rebels held over 800 hostages. The gas killed 116 hostages and all 50
hostage-takers were killed by the gas or gunshot wounds.
VIDEO: Bani Walid reportedly being wiped out as media remain silent
RT - The Libyan city of Bani Walid is reported to be under heavy attack
from pro-government forces and militias. Witnesses say that more
civilians are being killed by shelling, while houses are engulfed in
flames. Earlier reports suggested that the city had fallen, but
continuing reports of wide-scale killing and armed gangs and militias
patrolling the streets and looting people’s homes indicate that those
reports are not true. An individual in Italy who claims to have
relatives in Bani Walid told RT earlier that at over 600 people have so
far been killed while the number of people in hospitals is over 1,000.
Green-on-blue attacks not infiltrator job: Afghan Interior Ministry
Press TV - The Afghan Interior Ministry has rejected Western claims that
killings of US-led foreign forces were carried out by militants who have
infiltrated the Afghan police force. An interior ministry spokesman said
on Friday that the string of recent attacks on foreign forces in the
war-ravaged country was not an infiltrator’s job. He stressed that the
shootings took place because of the US-led troopers’ disrespect for the
Afghans and Islamic traditions and values.
At least 41 dead in Afghan suicide attack during Eid
RT - At least 41 people were killed and 50 more injured after a suicide
bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s northern city of Maymana,
local officials reported. Worshipers had gathered at the mosque to
celebrate the Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday. "Our latest death toll shows
41 deaths, and that might rise," Deputy provincial governor Abdul Satar
Barez told AFP, adding that five children were among the dead.
Damascus agrees to 4-day Eid ceasefire across Syria, starting Friday
RT - Damascus announced it has agreed to a four-day ceasefire across
Syria for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, the ‘Feast of Sacrifice.’ The
truce will begin on Friday.... The ceasefire came after UN-Arab League
peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi visited Syria earlier this week, and is one
of the first real breakthroughs in halting violence in the war-torn
country so far. Brahimi proposed that both sides lay down their arms for
the Islamic holiday celebrated by most of the world’s Muslims, which
begins on Friday.
VIDEO: One year after IMF bailout, Greece still big on military spending
RT - Exactly one year ago, the EU agreed to several extreme measures to
combat the ongoing economic crisis, to mixed results. But despite its
unique economic distress, Greece shows no sign of cutting back its
considerable military budget.... Greece continues to be one of the
world’s biggest arms importers, despite having little chance of meeting
the deficit reduction targets pegged to its International Monetary Fund
(IMF) bailout loan, according to a preliminary report by the
organization’s debt inspectors.
EU hypocrisy? Anti-Tehran channel launches in London amid ban on Iranian
RT - A new Iranian TV station has started broadcasting from London,
aiming to be a platform for opposition to Iran's current leadership. The
launch comes just over a week after 19 state-run Iranian TV and radio
stations were banned in the EU.
The U.K. thinks a strike on Iran would be illegal, denies U.S. access to
Washington Post - The British attorney general has circulated legal
advice to the prime minister’s office, Foreign Office and Defense
Ministry warning that a preemptive military strike on Iran could violate
international law, the Guardian’s Nick Hopkins reports. The existence of
this secret document suggests that the U.K. government believes that
Iran does not currently meet the legal threshold for a “clear and
present danger” that would merit such an attack.
Why Did The Bundesbank Secretly Withdraw Two-Thirds Of Its London Gold?
Zero Hedge 10/24/2012 - Two days ago we reported that the German Court
of Auditors demanded that the German Central Bank, the Bundesbank,
verify and audit its official gold holdings consisting of 3,396 tons,
held mostly offshore, namely New York, London and Paris, at least
according to official documents. It also called for repatriation of 150
tons in the next three years to perform a quality inspection of the
tungsten gold. Today, in a surprising development, via the Telegraph we
learn that none other than the same Bundesbank... decided to voluntarily
pull two thirds of its gold holdings held by the Bank of England.
South African consumers win GM labelling victory
gmo-free-regions.org - Consumers in South Africa have won a hard earned
victory with regard to the labelling of genetically modified foods....
According to the draft amendments, all locally produced and imported
food containing 5% or more GM ingredients or components must be labelled
as ”contains genetically modified ingredients or components”.... Mariam
Mayet, Director of the African Centre for Biosafety, congratulated the
DTI and praised the huge role played by consumers in demanding their
right to know.... However, Mayet expressed disappointment that labelling
will only be triggered when there is 5% or more GM content.
Switzerland, Italy Ban Novartis Flu Vaccines
Wall Street Journal - Switzerland’s health regulator imposed an
immediate ban on Novartis AG’s flu vaccines Thursday after possibly
contaminated flu shots were found in batches in Italy, in a further
embarrassment for the Swiss drug maker, which has struggled with a raft
of manufacturing problems recently. Medical watchdog Swissmedic halted
deliveries of up to 160,000 doses to doctors and pharmacies as a
precaution following a similar move by Italian authorities.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Boeing Now Has A Missile That Destroys Only Electronics
And Leaves All Else Intact
Business Insider - The Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave
Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), led by Boeing's Phantom works,
promised to change the face of contemporary warfare, and its
test was a complete success. CHAMP flew over the Utah Test and
Training Range last Tuesday, discharging a burst of High Power
Microwaves onto the test site and brought down the compound's
entire spectrum of electronic systems, apparently without
producing any other damage at all. Even the camera recording the
test was shut down.
Senate Intelligence Committee to hold hearings on Libya attack
Washington Post - The Senate Intelligence Committee announced
plans Thursday to hold a series of hearings on the attack on
U.S. diplomatic facilities in Libya. But the panel scheduled its
first session on the politically charged issue for Nov. 15, a
week after the presidential election. The committee said its
inquiry, starting with a session closed to the public, will
focus on “the intelligence and security situation surrounding”
the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador
to Libya and three other Americans.
VIDEO: National Guard Whistleblower: “Doomsday Preppers Will Be
Treated As Terrorists”
Melissa Melton - Referred to only as “Soldier X” under promise
of anonymity, an Army National Guardsman spoke via phone with
Infowars Nightly News Producer Rob Dew regarding a recent
briefing his unit underwent on actions the military would take
in the event that an Obama election loss sparked rioting in
America’s streets. Citing not only recent widespread threats to
riot if Mitt Romney were to become the next U.S. president, but
threats to actually assassinate him should he win, Soldier X’s
superiors dispensed plans of how the National Guard would be
responsible for “taking over” and quelling such unrest. The
soldiers were reportedly told “Doomsday preppers will be treated
as terrorists.” In addition, guns will be confiscated.
VIDEO: Seattle Police To Roll Out Surveillance Drones with
Steve Watson - The Seattle Police Department plans to deploy
unmanned surveillance drones over the city as it has become one
of the first law enforcement agencies in the US to be granted
permission by the federal government to do so. The unmanned
craft will be fitted with surveillance cameras and an infrared
“eye” that can see in the dark. Officers planning to parade the
drones tonight during a public presentation will display a
Draganflyer X-6 drone weighing 4.5 pounds. The drone can travel
up to 30 mph and can fly as high as 8,000 feet.
VIDEO: RT to host final US presidential third-party
Following the success of this week’s Third Party Presidential
Debate broadcast on RT live from Chicago, the top candidates as
selected by voters on the Free and Equal Elections Foundation
website will move on to a second debate from the nation’s
capital, this time answering questions dedicated solely to
foreign policy.... The second and final third-party presidential
debate will be held on October 30 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Eastern Time, (October 31, 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. GMT) and will
be aired on RT America as well as RT.com and on RT’s YouTube
VIDEO: Reality Check: Can Ohio Voting Machines Be Hacked? The
Facts Behind The Rumors
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann of Reality Check explains why some are
saying Mitt Romney has a conflict of interest when it comes to
voting machines in Ohio and whether those machines can be used
to manipulate the vote.
Are biotech GMO corporations plotting to steal the election on
(NaturalNews) Stealing elections is only really possible in
close elections, but that's exactly where Proposition 37 is
right now. It's just barely ahead in the polls: 44% to 42%, with
the remainder undecided or neutral. This means Prop 37 is well
within the "stealing" range. How do you steal an election? Use
electronic voting machines, of course. And then hack the crap
out of them until the numbers come out the way you want. That's
how most clinical trials are conducted, of course, so fudging
the numbers is nothing new to the kind of evil corporations that
dominate the GMO hellscape.
2012 election costs could reach record $5.8 billion
USA Today - The non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics
estimates the total cost of the 2012 elections will jump 7% from
$5.4 billion four years ago and could "come close" this year to
reaching $6 billion. One factor that could change the bottom
line: Spending by super PACs and other outside groups that don't
have to reveal their donors, which have multiplied in the wake
of a Supreme Court ruling.
Texas attorney general warns UN poll watchers to keep their
Daily Caller - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot sent a letter
Tuesdsay warning United Nations-affiliated poll watchers that
they do not have jurisdiction in the state and will, therefore,
be criminally prosecuted if they attempt to interfere at Texas
polling locations on Nov. 6. The letter, addressed to Ambassador
Daan Everts, came in response to the announcement that the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy
scores of election monitors to the U.S. in an effort to monitor
conservative groups for voter suppression or intimidation.
Absurd! Nevada Voting Machine Auto-Selecting Obama
PolitiChicks.tv has just received confirmation that a voter in
Las Vegas tried voting for Governor Mitt Romney but the machine
automatically checked “Obama” multiple times instead. Our source
said: “Yesterday I went to an early voting site at Centennial
Center in Las Vegas, NV. I went with my 19 year old son who was
a first-time voter. I went to an open machine and inserted my
card. When the selections came up, all of the candidate pairings
were listed and I touched the box for Romney/Ryan. The checkmark
appeared next to President Obama’s name. I touched the check
mark removing it and touched the box next to Romney’s name
again. Again, the checkmark appeared next to Obama.... Please
folks, check and re-check your ballots before turning them in. A
similar case was reported earlier today in North Carolina.
Who Bought Your Politician? Check With Our Embeddable Widget
Wired - “Corporate influence in politics has gone off the
charts, and it’s more important than ever for voters to
understand who is financing candidates,” said Evan Hansen,
editor in chief of Wired.com. “Maplight has done the hard work
of compiling the data. At Wired, we’re happy to help get that
information out to the wider public, and share it as broadly as
possible with this web-based embeddable widget.”
Where Do Your Candidates Stand?
campaignforliberty.org - Campaign for Liberty sent surveys to
candidates running for Congress and State Legislator. Find your
state below to find out where your candidates stand.
List of great bartering websites
pakalertpress.com - The benefits of bartering are many and the
internet has made it quite simple to find just about anything
that you might want, as well as find someone else who is willing
to take what you have. I’m not just talking about books and
DVDs. People are willing to barter just about anything. Clothes,
vacation homes, laptops and more.... You don’t have to just
barter items. In fact, bartering with your skills can be even
more valuable. With the real unemployment numbers hovering above
20%, there are a lot of people who have a lot more time on their
hands, than they do money.
Top CEOs call for tax increases and spending cuts to tackle US
Guardian - Eighty chief executives, from companies including
Microsoft, JP Morgan and GE, have waded into the presidential
election campaign with a call on Washington to use tax increases
and spending cuts to address the US's $16tn debt. The
intervention, less than two weeks before election day, comes as
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have faced criticism for the scant
details of their financial plans to tackle America's massive
debt. According to the CEOs, no solution can be found without
tax hikes, which Romney opposes, and cuts to public spending.
CHART: Payments on Interest to Exceed Defense Spending by $125
Weekly Standard - In a decade, federal spending to pay for the
interest on America's debt will exceed total spending on the
defense budget by $125 billion, or 20 percent, according to
projections from the Congressional Budget Office and the Office
of Budget Management. The projections are based on President
Barack Obama's current budget plan.
Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths in Afghanistan
CNS News - Even without Army data for October, the number of
deaths believed to be suicides among U.S. Army personnel from
January through September still surpass the combined military
combat deaths in Afghanistan from January up to October 22. In
2012, there have been a total of 247 suspected suicides among
Army active and reserve duty personnel. Of those, 158 have been
confirmed as suicides and 89 remain under investigation.
According to the Afghanistan Index database maintained by the
Brookings Institution, there have been 222 combined military
deaths in 2012 among active and reserve components from “hostile
causes,” as of Sept. 28.
VIDEO: Ted Turner: I Think it’s “Good” US Troops Are Killing
Paul Joseph Watson - During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan
Tonight, Ted Turner said he thinks it’s “good” that U.S.
soldiers are killing themselves because it shows humanity has
evolved a distaste for war. Asked what he thought about the fact
that more American soldiers commit suicide than are killed in
combat, host Morgan said it was “shocking,” but Turner
responded, “No, I think it’s good.” Turner went on to argue that
it was time for people to start acting “enlightened” and that
this was why it was “good” U.S. soldiers are committing suicide
in such large numbers because it shows an aversion to war.
Veterans Among Those Arrested Thursday Protesting Drones at
Hancock Air Field
opednews.com 10/25/2012 - Once again nonviolent protesters of
U.S. drone wars have been arrested at the gates of Hancock Air
Field in New York State. Thursday morning, 19 people blocked the
three gates to the base for a period of hours beginning at 8
US may soon become world's top oil producer
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the
United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's
biggest producer. Driven by high prices and new drilling
methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons
is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9
million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year
of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951.
The boom has surprised even the experts. The Energy Department
forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid
hydrocarbons, which includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million
barrels per day next year. That would be a record for the U.S.
and just below Saudi Arabia's output of 11.6 million barrels.
Hurricane Sandy: Potential Serious U.S. Impacts
weather.com - Sandy has the potential to bring major impacts to
the U.S. East Coast through the weekend and into early next
week. Below, we have a breakdown of the impacts and timeline for
Sandy beginning with the serious threat the system poses to the
Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
VIDEO: Foreclosed family watches helplessly as craigslist crowds
strip house bare
11alive.com - A family in Woodstock, who just lost their home of
20 years to foreclosure, lost even more on Wednesday. It was
because of what they triggered when they posted a craigslist ad
Tuesday night. The wording of their well-intentioned ad sounded
like they wanted to give away everything, and they could not
stop the crowds from taking it all.
Thyme out for cold, flu, and other organisms
(NaturalNews) Thyme has remarkable antiviral, bactericidal,
fungicidal, antibiotic, diuretic, antispasmodic, expectorant,
and antiseptic properties that make it wonderful to have around
during cold and flu season. In addition to killing microbes,
thyme helps the body to eliminate toxins and boosts the immune
system by supporting the formation of white blood cells,
increasing resistance to invading organisms. Its familiar, warm,
herbaceous aroma is powerful and penetrating, and the origin of
its name, which comes from the Greek word 'thymos' meaning 'to
Seven reasons to eat less meat and more plant-based foods
(NaturalNews) Not all of us can or should be totally vegan,
abstaining completely from meat, eggs, or dairy. But most agree
that nutrients from greens are extremely vital, and the food you
eat should be real and wholesome, which brings us to the first
area of selectivity - commercial meat.
Confirmed: Belly Fat is Far More Dangerous than Having a Total
BMI in Obese Range
Dr. Mercola - According to Medical News Today: "Francisco
Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., senior author and a cardiologist at Mayo
Clinic in Rochestor, explained: 'We knew from previous research
that central obesity is bad, but what is new in this research is
that the distribution of the fat is very important even in
people with a normal weight. This group has the highest death
rate, even higher than those who are considered obese based on
body mass index. From a public health perspective, this is a
Tiger Milk mushrooms hold powerful cancer treatment secret
(NaturalNews) According to researchers, a natural element found
in the mushrooms "could hold the key to a new class of cancer
drugs," Science Daily reported. Dr. Wong Ka-hing, the associate
director of the Food Safety and Technology Research Center, and
his research team have found a polysaccharide-protein complex (PSP)
in the Tiger Milk mushrooms that can turn selenium - a common
nutrient - into a new cancer therapy that could potentially
benefit millions of breast cancer patients the world over.
5 Reasons to End Our War on Germs Before it Kills Us All
alternet.org - Antibacterial or antimicrobial products do have a
place in our society: in hospitals, on the surgeon’s table, in
your nurse’s hands. But stationed in our handbags, waiting to be
daily lathered up at the first touch of a subway pole? Not so
much. Studies show that some antimicrobial products not only
contain potential hormonal disruptors, but they are enabling
superbugs to breed beyond our ability to smite them. Here are
five reasons you should trade in some of your antibacterial
sprays, gels and liquid soaps for just plain old soap and water.
Research shows that spending time with nature has extensive
mental health benefits
(NaturalNews) Intuitively, many people understand nature's role
in human health. Whether it is walking on the beach, swimming in
the ocean, or hiking in the mountains, interaction with nature
seems to have a positive effect on humans. The sounds, smells,
and sights of the great outdoors appear to have an amazing
stress-reducing capacity. Research backs up this folk wisdom,
showing that spending time with nature can decrease feelings of
depression, increase self-esteem, decrease tense feelings, help
us to be more caring, less aggressive and violent, be less
likely to procrastinate, and better able to work through
Seven changes for a happier, healthier you
(NaturalNews) These days everyone is looking for a quick fix to
improve their overall quality of life. You can take control and
make seven simple changes to your lifestyle to increase health
Do highly-caffeinated drinks like Monster Energy pose a death
risk to people who drink them?
(NaturalNews) They continue to be all the rage today,
particularly among the masses of chronically-fatigued
individuals and young people seeking a rapid energy boost. But
highly-caffeinated beverages like Monster Energy and Red Bull
are increasingly finding themselves implicated in wrongful death
accusations, as the drinks typically contain caffeine levels up
to 14 times higher than a normal cup of coffee, which some
allege can lead to potentially-fatal health problems.
Gardasil Fingerprints Found in Post-Mortem Samples
Activist Post - For the first time in history, a biologically
plausible mechanism of action has been discovered linking a
vaccine to a serious adverse event. Gardasil has left behind its
genetic fingerprint in post-mortem central nervous system
samples of two girls who took this vaccine. Two teenage girls
from opposite ends of the world – both dead before their time
have two additional things in common. They both took Gardasil to
try and prevent cervical cancer and fragments of the HPV-16-L1
antigen used in Gardasil have been found in blood vessels within
Artificial Sweeteners Found More Weight-Promoting Than Sugar
Activist Post -A new study published this month in the journal
Appetite revealed that when rats were given the synthetic
sweeteners saccharin and aspartame, compared to table sugar,
they gained more weight even at similar total caloric intake
4 Simple Changes to Stop Online Tracking
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privacy online and protect yourself against unwanted and
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be blocking some ads. EFF is working with online advertisers to
try to convince them to provide real privacy protections for
users, but until they agree to meaningful standards about online
tracking, these steps will be necessary for users to safeguard
their browsing privacy. Aside from removing ads, these changes
won't affect your browsing experience on the vast majority of
Obama to “Compromise” On Unconstitutional Cyber Security
Kurt Nimmo - The Obama administration will modify its cyber
security executive order to make it more politically
palatable.... More than a month after
rumors about Obama’s executive order, “there are reports
that a final draft is circulating that includes a major
compromise to settle differences between those who want
government to have free access to networks under attack, and
those concerned about violations of privacy,” Armerding reports.
Top Survival Items At The Supermarket Besides Food
Activist Post - Previously we have written about the best
survival foods found at your local grocery store. But food is
not the only thing in supermarkets that can be useful for
surviving potential crises. In fact, since large supermarkets
have a huge selection besides food, they can provide most
survival essentials outside of tools and weapons. Here are just
some of the important survival items to buy in bulk while
in History - Thursday - October 25, 2012
1760 - George III took the British throne after the death of King George
II, his grandfather.
1812 - During the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States captured
the British vessel Macedonian.
1854 - The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean
War. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord James
Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops
into a valley and suffered 40 percent casualties. Later it was revealed
that the order was the result of confusion and was not given
1870 - The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was the Averill
Chemical Paint Company of New York City.
1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized
power in Russia.
1918 - The Canadian steamship Princess Sophia hit the reef off the coast
of Alaska. Nearly 400 people died.
1920 - King Alexander of Greece died from blood poisoning that resulted
from a bite from his pet monkey.
1929 - Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was found
guilty of taking a bribe. He was sentenced to a year in prison and fined
1951 - In Panmunjom, peace talks concerning the Korean War resumed after
1954 - A U.S. cabinet meeting was televised for the first time.
1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan
1958 - U.S. Marines withdrew from Beirut, Lebanon. They had been sent in
on July 25, 1958, to protect the nation's pro-Western government.
1962 - U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic evidence
to the United Nations Security Council. The photos were of Soviet
missile bases in Cuba.
1962 - American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit
1983 - U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations invaded
Grenada to restore order and provide protection to U.S. citizens after a
recent coup within Grenada's Communist (pro-Cuban) government.
1990 - It was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney that the
Pentagon was planning to send 100,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia.
1994 - Susan Smith of Union, SC, claimed that a black carjacker had
driven off with her two sons. Smith was later convicted of drowning her
children in a nearby lake.
1999 - Golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their
Learjet crashed in South Dakota. The plane flew uncontrolled for four
hours before the crash.
2000 - AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a family of
four separately traded companies (consumer, business, broadband and
2001 - It was announced that scientists had unearthed the remains of an
ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found
in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as
eight metric tons.
20 dead in fresh Myanmar violence
Press TV - At least 20 people have been killed in a new wave of communal
unrest in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, a state official says.
Nordic protest after Ship to Gaza seizure
Radio Sweden - Swedish Radio News reports that the Nordic nations are
planning a joint formal protest to Israel for its treatment of peace
activists on the Ship to Gaza vessel Estelle. The Estelle was trying to
bring supplies to the Gaza Strip by sea, when it was seized by Israeli
forces in international waters Saturday.... Sweden has still not
received an explanation from the Israeli authorities why one of the
Swedes on the Estelle has been separated from the others. The Ship to
Gaza organisation says that activist Dror Feiler is to be charged, as an
Israeli citizen, with aiding the enemy.
VIDEO: Why Iceland is Solvent: “We don’t Force Our People to Bail Out
Banks – Unlike the US and EU, we Forced Bank Bondholders to Take
Before It's News - Start watching at the 3-minute mark. Recorded
yesterday. Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson tells RT’s
Marina Portnaya how his country managed to pull itself away from the
financial abyss – and offers up a few pointers as to how the Eurozone
can do the same.
Large Cash Transactions Banned In Mexico
Forbes - The ban will take effect in about 90 days and it is part of a
broader effort to control monetary flows within the country. Under the
law, a Specialized Unit in Financial Analysis operating within the
Attorney General’s Office will be created to investigate financial
operations “that are related to resources of unknown origin.” For real
estate transactions, cash payments of more than a half million pesos
($38,750) will be forbidden and, for automobiles or items like jewelry,
art, and lottery tickets, cash payments of more than 200,000 pesos
($15,500) will be forbidden. The law carries a minimum penalty of five
years in prison.
Iran has the highest number of natural gas powered vehicles on the road
in the world
Refreshing News Blog - According to the latest figures from the Natural
Gas Vehicle Knowledge Base, Iran, with the world’s second-largest
natural gas reserves after Russia, in 2011 became the world leader in
natural gas vehicles with some 2.9 million on the road, narrowly edging
Pakistan, which is trailed by Argentina, Brazil and India, respectively.
(The United States, which does not subsidize and promote the fuel like
other countries do, ranks 16th.)
VIDEO: Pentagon Denies Russian Claim U.S. Providing Stinger Missiles to
Kurt Nimmo - Gen. Nikolai Makarov, a senior Russian general, told
Interfax the rebels in Syria are using U.S. provided anti-aircraft
missiles against the Syrian government. “We have reliable information
that Syrian militants have foreign portable anti-aircraft missile
systems, including those made in the USA… it should be cleared up who
delivered them,” Makarov said. He said the weapons include “US-made
RIA Novosti reports.
Lebanon risks being torn apart by Syrian conflict
BBC - Lebanon, like so many small nations buffeted by greater powers,
has always sought and failed to carve out space for its own politics,
free from the overweening influence of its self-appointed friends and
protectors. In this tradition, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has
over the past 18 months articulated a policy of "disassociation". As he
puts it, "we decided to stay away from the Syrian crisis". But things
aren't so simple. As Leon Trotsky once noted: "You may not be interested
in war, but war is interested in you." Lebanon unavoidably sits in
Syria's shadow. It is a rear area for the conflict.
US says it wants Lebanese to elect new government
Press TV - US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in
Washington on Tuesday that the Lebanese need to elect leaders who will
be able to deal with what she calls the threat of a spillover from the
Syrian crisis. "We support the efforts of President (Michel) Sleiman and
other responsible leaders in Lebanon to build an effective government
and to take the necessary next steps in the wake of the October 19th
terrorist attack," she said.
Sudan accuses Israel of role in arms factory blast
haaretz.com - Four military planes attacked an arms factory in Khartoum
where there was a huge fire overnight, a Sudanese minister said on
Wednesday, blaming Israel for the air strike. Sudan, which analysts say
is used as an arms smuggling route to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip
via neighboring Egypt, has blamed Israel for such strikes in the past
but Israel has always either refused to comment or said it neither
admitted nor denied involvement. On Wednesday, senior officials in
Jerusalem also refused to comment on Israel's possible involvement in
Ship to Gaza Activists Brutalized
Activist Post - On October 22, GazaArk.org headlined "Release: Estelle
crew beaten during (Israel's) attack. (Participants) were beaten during
the attack and by interrogators." Former Canadian legislator "Jim Manly
still in detention."... Israeli policy includes repeated crimes of war
and against humanity. Occupied Palestinians suffer most. Humanitarian
activists are brutalized for trying to help.
YouTube: The Irish Sue the Banks
The Irish People have initiated a process of suing the banks en-masse.
We believe the bankers have broken the law by their practices, resulting
in widespread ruin in Ireland as businesses close, mortgagors default,
families are evicted from their homes, our young people are forced to
emigrate and, tragically, many people turn to suicide. This situation
has been caused by the banks, and we will take them to task through the
courts to put right their wrongs. On October 15th over 100 cases were
filed in the High Court in Dublin suing various mortgage providers.
Debt is not the end, you have options.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
White House told of terrorist attack on Libya consulate within
Press TV - Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack
in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant
group was claiming responsibility for the violence that killed
the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. A State
Department email sent to intelligence officials and the White
House situation room said the group Ansar al-Sharia claimed
responsibility on Facebook and Twitter, and also called for an
attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.
Pentagon prisons revealed: WikiLeaks publishes terror detainee
RT - Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is releasing over 100
classified documents detailing US Department of Defense
procedures for running Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca
and other infamous prisons where terror suspects are detained.
The directives and manuals, which for more than a decade
directed the US military’s policy for treatment of its
detainees, will be released chronologically over the next month,
WikiLeaks said in a statement.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: ‘Safety In The Air Should Be Maintained
By Airlines, Not TSA’
Liberty Crier - Judge Napolitano talks with Neil Cavuto about
TSA replacing the controversial body scanners with new machines
and how these screenings affect your freedoms.
Investigative Reporter Set to Attend Biological Weapons
Convention in Geneva, Switzerland
Activist Post - Last December, activist and journalist Janet
Phelan traveled to Geneva and made an unprecedented presentation
at the Biological Weapons Convention, which met for three weeks
at the United Nations. Phelan blew the whistle on the illegal
biological weapons program launched by the United States, which
is a party to the international treaty prohibiting the
development and stockpiling of these weapons of mass
destruction.... Janet intends to travel back to Geneva this
December to present again at this Convention and needs your help
to fund this trip.
Dr. Oz endorses GMO labeling, interviews Jeffrey Smith about
(NaturalNews) During a recent segment he hosted on
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), Dr. Mehmet Oz, whose
duplicitous positions on vaccine safety have called into
question his legitimacy, actually expressed support for
mandatory GMO labeling. In the opening of the segment, which
features a powerful interview with GMO expert Jeffrey Smith, Dr.
Oz can be heard saying, "you have the right to know what's in
your food," a position that more than 90 percent of polled
Americans also happen to share.
Natural News announces lifetime boycott of chemical pesticide
companies opposing GMO labeling (Prop 37)
(NaturalNews) What do Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and
Syngenta all have in common? They are all manufacturers of
poison who are funneling millions of dollars into the campaign
to try to defeat Proposition 37 in California (the GMO labeling
bill). In doing this, these six pesticide companies have
cemented their positions in history as being among the most evil
corporations in human history.... Empower yourself: Read labels,
make decisions, deny evil corporations your business.
Kill-list 2.0: Obama’s ‘disposition matrix’ maps out
extrajudicial murders for years to come
RT - According to a chilling report published Tuesday evening in
the Washington Post, in fact, the most advanced tactics to
decimate alleged enemies without ever bringing them to trial are
not being eliminated, but updated.... The Post reports that for
the last two years, the Obama administration has tried
feverishly to develop “a next-generation targeting list” that
will serve as an updated version of the already-in-place death
panel of persons authorized by the commander-in-chief himself to
be blown to oblivion from miles above.
Law officers' job protections go too far
Herald Tribune - To protect officers from the possibility of
unfair “third-degree questioning” at the hands of hostile
superiors, Florida has what is called the Law Enforcement
Officers' Bill of Rights. Ironic name, I think. The idea of the
original Bill of Rights, the one that is part of the United
States Constitution, is that we are all equals under the law.
But officers have lobbied for and won additional rights that
protect their jobs from their own administrators and colleagues.
Debate Summary: Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel
antiwar.com - One striking impression of this debate was that
out of some 17,000 words uttered by both candidates and the
moderator, about half of them were about domestic policy.
Neither candidate wanted to talk about foreign policy — because
the differences between them are negligible. Out of this half,
about 1500 words were devoted to the subject of Israel — around
20 percent. And it’s not as if the candidates disagreed: indeed,
they competed for the role of Israel’s Best Friend. Obama was
first to pledge allegiance to Tel Aviv, less than ten minutes
after the starting bell.
VIDEO: Will ‘Anonymous’ Bomb Threat Throw Election for Obama?
Intel Hub - A You Tube threat to bomb a government building
along with a plan by other members of ‘Anonymous’ to storm the
White House and Congress in an attempt to arrest government
officials the day before the presidential election could provide
the right crisis for Barack Obama to secure a second term. A
video uploaded to You Tube features a masked individual claiming
to represent the hacking collective ‘Anonymous’ stating that,
“200 kilograms of composite Nitroglycerin and commercial
explosives have effectively been concealed in a government
building, situated in the United States of America.”
Voter Fraud: North Carolina Residents Select Romney But Vote
Comes Up for Obama
Intel Hub - Multiple residents from the third largest county in
North Carolina have reported that their votes, cast on
electronic voting machines, were repeatedly changed from Romney
to Obama. Residents in Guilford County began to report the
problem to WGHP-TV which in turn ran a report on the
irregularities that voting officials were quick to claim have
been fixed. Voter Sher Coromailis told MyFox8.com that every
time she attempted to vote for Romney the machine changed her
vote to Obama.
VIDEO: What Was Donald Trump’s Major Announcement About
Fox News - Donald Trump’s been teasing a major announcement
about the president, and he released it moments ago.... Trump
offers to give $5 million to a charity of President Obama’s
choosing if he releases his school and passport records.
US firings highest since 2010
Press TV - Ford Motor Co. and Dow Chemical Co. joined a growing
number of companies firing thousands of workers as sluggish U.S.
growth and Europe’s deepening recession lead to a persisting
slump in sales. U.S. companies have announced plans to eliminate
62,600 positions at home and abroad since Sept. 1, the biggest
two-month drop since the start of 2010, according to data
compiled by Bloomberg. Firings total 158,100 so far this year,
more than the 129,000 job cuts in the same period in 2011.
What If We Adopted A System Where The Banks Did Not Create Our
Economic Collapse - A surprising new IMF research paper entitled
"The Chicago Plan Revisited" by Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof
is making waves in economic circles all over the globe. The
paper suggests that the world would be much better off if we
adopted a system where the banks did not create our money. So
instead of a system where more money is only created when more
debt is created, we would have a system of debt-free money that
is created directly by national governments.
VIDEO: Rick Santelli Reacts To News That Bernanke Will NOT Seek
A Third Term As Fed Chairman
Daily Bail - Funny stuff from Santelli yesterday on news that
Bernanke will not seek a 3rd term.
Here's the NYT story, including discussion of possible
replacements. If Romney wins, it's either going to be
Glenn Hubbard or William Dudley.
CHARTS: Fed Bond Purchases Have Not Translated Into Jobs, But
Higher Food and Gasoline Prices
Confounded Interest - The Federal Reserve and the Obama
Administration were hoping that continued manipulation of
Treasury and mortgage rates by the Fed (in terms of massive
purchases of Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities)
would translate into large growth in employment. But this is not
VIDEO: Dimon: Absolute Guarantee Bond Vigilantes Will Attack
Daily Bail - Short clip from Jamie Dimon's headline CFR speech
yesterday. 'It's only a matter of time. Could be 2 years, could
be 5 years. But our day of reckoning on the debt is coming. That
much is assured.'
Bank of America Sued by U.S. for $1 Billion Over Alleged
Bloomberg - Bank of America Corp. (BAC) was sued by the U.S.
attorney in Manhattan for allegedly engaging in a scheme to
defraud Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The complaint alleges that
Countrywide Financial Corp., which was later bought by Bank of
America, implemented a loan- origination process that generated
thousands of fraudulent or defective loans that were sold to
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to a statement today from
the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Federal Prosecutors Sue Bank of America Over Mortgage Program
NY Times - Federal prosecutors in New York sued Bank of America
on Wednesday, accusing it of carrying out a mortgage scheme that
defrauded the government during the depths of the financial
crisis. In a civil complaint that seeks to collect $1 billion
from the bank, the Justice Department took aim at a home loan
program known as the “hustle,” a venture that has become
emblematic of the risk-fueled mortgage bubble.
Overwhelming evidence shows pesticides are destroying bees
(NaturalNews) As reported recently by the U.K.'s Guardian, a new
study published in the journal Nature is the latest in a long
line of recent studies to show that common crop chemicals are
destroying bee populations worldwide, which will also eventually
destroy much of the world's food supply if left unaddressed. And
even though at least two-thirds of the world's bumblebee
population is now likely dying off as a result of combined
pesticide exposures, regulatory bodies in the U.K., the U.S.,
and elsewhere continue to deny that these harmful chemicals need
to be banned.
VIDEO: Sinkhole Geologist: The outer edge of the salt dome, best
we can tell it’s gone…
ENENews Oct. 23, 2012 - Official: [The man in the audience is]
asking if the integrity of the outer edge of the salt dome has
been breached. Gary Hecox, Geologist: Yeah, the outer edge of
the salt dome, best we can tell it’s gone… at the location of
AUDIO: Fukushima Radiation Concerns in Alaska: No clams found in
area — Salmon season canceled, population too low — Large
mammals with huge sores
ENENews Oct. 23, 2012 - Interview with Don Heckert, U.S. Air
Force (Ret.). Full broadcast here.
Dr. Oz endorses GMO labeling, interviews Jeffrey Smith about
(NaturalNews) During a recent segment he hosted on
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), Dr. Mehmet Oz, whose
duplicitous positions on vaccine safety have called into
question his legitimacy, actually expressed support for
mandatory GMO labeling. In the opening of the segment, which
features a powerful interview with GMO expert Jeffrey Smith, Dr.
Oz can be heard saying, "you have the right to know what's in
your food," a position that more than 90 percent of polled
Americans also happen to share.
Top 10 ways to dramatically reduce your daily exposure to cancer
(NaturalNews) While it's impossible to avoid all of the toxins
and cancer causing agents that surround you, there are some
simple, yet effective steps you can take that will greatly
decrease your exposure to toxic substances. Making these
painless adjustments can lower your risk for just about every
type of cancer along with a whole slew of other diseases.
Compounds found in black tea can neutralize bioterrorism
(NaturalNews) Could the natural compounds found in black tea be
powerful enough to successfully counter the deadly effects of a
biological terrorist attack? New research out of the U.K. seems
to suggest so, having found that a specific compound abundant in
tea effectively deactivates and neutralizes ricin, a
highly-toxic chemical byproduct of castor beans that is often
used in attempted acts of biological terrorism.
What Happens to Your Body If You Don’t Let It Sleep
Dr. Mercola - Sleeping well is one of the cornerstones of
optimal health, and if you ignore your poor sleeping habits, you
will, in time, pay a price. Your circadian rhythm (or sleep-wake
cycle) "drives" the rhythms of biological activity at the
cellular level. Hence disruptions tend to cascade outward
throughout your entire body. For example, besides impairing your
immune function, interrupted or impaired sleep can also...
Sitting for extended periods doubles risks from diabetes, heart
disease and early death
(NaturalNews) Health-conscious individuals are well aware that
moderate levels of physical activity are essential to promote
health, especially when combined with proper diet,
supplementation when necessary and lifestyle changes such as
smoking cessation and avoiding chemical and household
carcinogens. Recent research suggests 30 to 45 minutes of
moderate intensity exercise at least five days per week to help
prevent chronic illnesses.
Fish oil saves life of boy with brain injury
(NaturalNews) In March 2010, high school student Bobby Ghassemi
was taken out of his crashed vehicle and airlifted to a nearby
Virginia hospital more dead than alive with severe brain trauma.
He was so much more dead than alive that the physician who
eventually advised the Ghassemi family on using fish oil, Dr.
Michael Lewis said, "For all intents and purposes, he was dead
on the scene. I'm looking at the reports, and they report a
Glasgow Coma Score of three. A brick or piece of wood has a
Glascow Coma Score of three. It's dead."
Laughter really is the best medicine -- Lower blood sugar, ease
pain and boost health with a daily dose of mirth
(NaturalNews) A young child can laugh over 300 times a day
whereas an adult will chuckle a fraction of this amount -- often
much less, if at all. It's no joke. When life is taken too
seriously, we are missing out on one of the greatest health
boosting habits around. Feel good endorphins, pain management,
lower blood pressure, protection from illness, a sharper mind --
just a few perks a little mirth can supply.
Try these 10 natural Halloween treat ideas
(NaturalNews) Halloween is traditionally a day centered on
eating commercial candy. A fun way to reduce this barrage of
junk is to host or attend a "healthier" Halloween party. Keep
the focus on the activities, not the food, by engaging guests
with costume contests, games and crafts. Then, use the 10 tasty
ideas included here to distract from the absence of sugary
treats at the snack table.
WHO Urges People to Reveal Depression, Goal is to Pump Up Big
Pharma Medication Sales
Natural Society October 24th, 2012 - On World Mental Health Day
(October 10), the World Health Organization let it be known that
more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression.
But, they say, a stigma is still attached to the condition,
leading people to keep their struggles quiet rather than
reaching out for help. The WHO says the stigma must be dropped
so that depressed individuals can have access to treatment,
including therapy and Big Pharma medications.
What's really in vaccines? Proof of MSG, formaldehyde, aluminum
(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered what's really in vaccines?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's
vaccine additives page, all the following ingredients are
routinely used as vaccine additives...
Top 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods
Activist Post - ...there is a surprisingly large amount of high
quality organic foods that are quite cheap — even when
considering low income families. Even families on foodstamps
have been able to live entirely on an organic diet on the
foodstamp income alone. There’s even a documentary about it
called Foodstamped, which is hosted free online. The couple in
the film eats a 100% organic diet on as little as $40 a week....
Here are the top 10 healthy yet organic real food items that
won’t break your budget.
in History - Wednesday - October 24, 2012
1795 - The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, Prussia,
1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent when
Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to U.S.
1901 - Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over
Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years old.
1929 - In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the
stock market. The day is known as "Black Thursday."
1931 - The upper level of the George Washington Bridge opened for
traffic between New York and New Jersey.
1939 - Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in
1940 - In the U.S., the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair
Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a
month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China,
France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a
majority of other signatories.
1948 - The term "cold war" was used for the first time. It was in a
speech by Bernard Baruch before the Senate War Investigating Committee.
1949 - The cornerstone for the U.N. Headquarters was laid in New York
1960 - All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was nationalized.
The process of nationalizing all U.S. and foreign-owned property in
Cuban had begun on August 6, 1960.
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went on the
highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible
full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The U.S. blockade of Cuba
officially began on this day.
1986 - Britain broke off relations with Syria after a Jordanian was
convicted in an attempted bombing. The evidence in the trial led to the
belief that Syria was involved in the attack on the Israeli jetliner.
1989 - Reverend Jim Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined
$500,000 for his conviction on 24 counts of fraud. In 1991, his sentence
was reduced to eighteen years and he was released on parole after a
total five years in prison.
2001 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that gave
police the power to secretly search homes, tap all of a person's
telephone conversation and track people's use of the Internet.
2001 - The U.S. stamp "United We Stand" was dedicated.
2001 - NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft successfully entered orbit
2003 - In London, the last commercial supersonic Concorde flight landed.
‘Syria government agrees to call truce’
Press TV - The UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi
says the country’s government has agreed to call a truce on the Eid al-Adha
Israeli airstrikes kill 4th Palestinian
Press TV - Another Palestinian has died, succumbing to his injuries
sustained in recent airstrikes carried out by the Israeli regime on the
Gaza Strip.... The other Palestinians injured in the airstrikes are
suffering from lack of medicine due to the Israeli siege on the enclave,
a Press TV correspondent said. The Tel Aviv regime’s violent assaults
started after an Israeli Army officer was wounded by a bomb in the
Kissufim region on Gaza’s northern border. The Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine organization claimed responsibility for the
German Parliament Denied Access to Inspect German Gold Reserves Due to
‘Lack of Visiting Rooms’
silverdoctors.com - German Federal auditors handed in a report slamming
the Bundesbank for not inspecting their foreign held gold reserves to
verify their book value. The report says the gold bars “have never been
physically checked by the Bundesbank itself or other independent
auditors regarding their authenticity or weight.” Instead, it relies on
“written confirmations by the storage sites.” ... Philipp Missfelder, a
politician from Merkel’s own party, has asked the Bundesbank for the
right to view the gold bars in Paris and London, but the central bank
has denied the request, citing the lack of visitor rooms in those
facilities, German’s daily Bild reported.
forces kill 4 children in Afghanistan
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed on Tuesday that a
weekend raid by U.S. troops killed four innocent children in Logar
Province. Karzai also condemned the killings in a statement, saying that
“repeated pledges by NATO to avoid civilian casualties” were not being
met, while expressing anger at continued strikes against residential
UK to Double Number of Drones in Afghanistan
Guardian - The UK is to double the number of armed RAF “drones” flying
combat and surveillance operations in Afghanistan and, for the first
time, the aircraft will be controlled from terminals and screens in
Britain. In the new squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), five
Reaper drones will be sent to Afghanistan, the Guardian can reveal. It
is expected they will begin operations within six weeks. Pilots based at
RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire will fly the recently bought
American-made UAVs at a hi-tech hub built on the site in the past 18
Iran threatens to stop oil exports, considers anti-Europe sanctions
RT - Iran warns that it could stop exporting oil, driving global crude
prices up, should the US and allied Europe tighten sanctions further.
For such a case, Tehran says, it has a contingency strategy to carry on
without oil revenues. “If you continue to add to the sanctions, we will
stop our oil exports to the world,” Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi
told reporters Tuesday. “The lack of Iranian oil in the market would
drastically add to the price.”
US blocks Russia's draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani
RT - The United States has blocked a draft statement, proposed by
Russia, on the resolution of violence in the Libyan town of Bani Walid,
which has been under siege for weeks. The statement called for a
peaceful solution to the conflict. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vitaly
Churkin said the move “can't be serious,” reminding the American
delegation of the deadly attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of
four US diplomats in September.
Russia condemns United States for human rights record
Reuters - Russia accused the United States on Monday of double standards
on human rights, criticizing its failure to close Guantanamo Bay prison
and its use of the death penalty while the U.S. Congress considers a law
which could punish Moscow for alleged abuses.
Russian Foreign Minister: U.S. Playing “Geopolitical Game in the Middle
Kurt Nimmo - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told the daily
newspaper Rossiiskaya that the United States is playing a geopolitical
game in the Middle East. Lavrov said accusations against al-Assad “are
only a camouflage to cover a big geopolitical game. Another round is
playing now, aimed at re-making the Middle East geopolitically. And
players are taking pains to secure their geopolitical positions.”
VIDEO: Nigel Farage On The Total Subjugation Of Europe
Zero Hedge - In one his plainest-speaking rants, Farage provides clarity
to his ‘peers’ on just exactly what the bailouts of Greece, Portugal,
Ireland, and soon to be Spain and Italy are actually about – the “total
subjugation of the states to a completely undemocratic structure in
Brussels.” Is it any wonder Samaras and crew – while happy to accept
cash and make promises – are pulling away from yet another (this time is
the last time) Troika-driven austerity push? “The euro-zone is in a very
dark place; economically, socially, and politically.”
United Nations Calls for Internet Big Brother System to Combat Terrorism
Kurt Nimmo - Under the rubric of combating international terrorism, the
United Nations is calling for pervasive and widespread internet
surveillance, Declan McCullagh reported on Monday. Terrorists are
exploiting Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Dropbox, to spread
“propaganda” and open Wi-Fi networks in airports and libraries pose a
threat to national security and enable “perpetrators,” according to “The
Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes,” a PDF released at a
conference in Vienna held by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
'We won’t advise the state again': Scientists outraged at Italian
RT - The head of Italy’s disaster evaluation body has quit in protest
against the conviction of seven of his colleagues for failing to warn
people of a deadly earthquake in 2009. Scientists all over the world
have expressed outrage at the verdict. Luciano Maiani, the former
director of CERN, and the head of the Serious Risks Commission, tendered
his resignation alongside his deputy and other senior officials.
Fake gold bars discovered at Australia’s Perth Mint, Chinese forgery
Black Listed News - The tungsten filled gold scandal has just gotten
exponentially larger, as an Australian Seven News investigation
discovered 300 fake Perth Mint gold bars and uncovered a Chinese gold
‘forgery factory’. The investigators were able to purchase 300 Chinese
sourced 1oz gold bars for a total of $300- and to no one’s surprise,
when the investigators melted down the bars, all 300 were discovered to
contain roughly the same gold content as Fort Knox.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Informant: NYPD paid me to 'bait' Muslims
A paid informant for the New York Police Department's
intelligence unit was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying
inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures
inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people
attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.
VIDEO: Proposition 37, GMO Labeling Mandate, Wins Support Of 100
Huffington Post - Over 125 chefs, including some of the most
famous cooks in America, have co-signed a strongly worded open
letter penned by Alice Waters, the famously pro-organic founder
of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif. In the letter, Waters argues
that "the future of food is at stake," so "this is the moment
when we need to stand together as chefs, restaurateurs, and
people who care about food to support Proposition 37."
Underneath Waters' own statement is a pledge in support of the
Whistleblower who revealed CIA torture sentenced to prison
RT - Former CIA agent John Kiriakou pleaded guilty Tuesday
morning to crimes related to blowing the whistle on the US
government’s torture of suspected terrorists and was sentenced
to two-and-a-half years in prison. The Wall Street Journal
reports that Kiriakou, 48, agreed to admit to one count of
disclosing information identifying a covert agent early Tuesday,
just hours after his attorney entered a change of plea in an
Alexandria, Virginia courtroom outside of Washington, DC.
'Just trust us' - NSA to privacy advocates in court
The US National Security Agency isn’t outright rejecting claims
that they’ve been conducting surveillance on everyone in the
country, but they want Americans to at least give them the
benefit of the doubt when it comes to their intensions.
Rutherford Institute Calls on State Legislatures to Protect
Americans from Weaponized Police Spy Drones
Rutherford Institute - In alerting the state legislatures to the
dangers posed by drones to citizens’ privacy and civil
liberties, The Rutherford Institute has made model legislation
available, titled “Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act,” that
would not only prohibit state governments from using data
recorded via police spy drones in criminal prosecutions but
would also prevent police agencies from utilizing drones
outfitted with anti-personnel devices such as tasers and tear
gas. The Rutherford Institute’s letter to the state
legislatures, model drone legislation and companion fact sheet
are available at www.rutherford.org.
VIDEO: Teenager Admits Spying on Muslims for NYPD Program
Created by CIA
Kurt Nimmo - A 19-year-old American of Bengali descent told the
Associated Press he was paid by the New York Police Department
to bait fellow Muslims. He said he spied on “everything and
anyone.” Shamiur Rahman was paid $1,000 per month to spy on
student groups and mosques and collect the names of innocent
people. He showed the AP week after week of text messages and
photographs with his NYPD contacts. “In addition to the monthly
payments, Rahman also earned goodwill from the police after a
string of minor marijuana arrests,” the Daily Mail reports.
The top 20 airports for TSA theft
Press TV - Your suitcase has been tagged and whisked away for a
TSA security check before being loaded onto a plane en route to
your final destination. How safe are the belongings inside? The
TSA has fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from
travelers, and for the first time, the agency is revealing the
airports where those fired employees worked.
Can It All Be a Coincidence?
Alan Caruba - In the four years I have been gathering
information about—and evidence against—Barack Hussein Obama, I
have encountered hundreds of coincidences that strike me as
amazing. None of those coincidences, by themselves, may mean
much. But taken as a whole it is almost impossible to believe
they were all the result of chance. Consider the Obama-related
AUDIO: The Prairie Fire of Freedom
lewrockwell.com - Ron Paul talks to Lew Rockwell about its speed
VIDEO: 'Obama, Romney - same police state': Third party debate
RT - On Tuesday night, RT was one of only a handful of media
outlets to broadcast the debate, moderated by award-winning
broadcast journalist Larry King. Organized by the Free and Equal
Elections Foundation, candidates from the Constitution, Green,
Justice and Libertarian parties sounded off on the issues facing
American voters, without having to worry about towing party
lines for the Democrats or Republicans.
Second 2012 Presidential Debate October 30 in Washington, DC
freeandequal.org - Free and Equal Elections Foundation today
announced that its second 2012 Presidential debate is scheduled
for October 30 in Washington, DC, from 9:00pm to 10:30pm Eastern
Time. The venue will be announced shortly.
GOP candidate's abortion gaffe: Pregnancy from rape 'intended by
RT - An incendiary gaffe on abortion raised eyebrows after a
recent debate between US Senate candidates in Indiana.
Republican Richard Mourdock suggested that a woman being
impregnated by rape is “something that God intended to happen.”
Mourdock, a Tea Party-backed candidate, was pitted against
Democratic and Libertarian rivals at the Tuesday event. He
expressed his belief that life began at conception, and that
abortion should be illegal even in cases of pregnancies
resulting from rape or incest.... Democratic challenger Joe
Donnelly, an anti-abortion politician himself, immediately
pounced on the comment, questioning the notion that God would
“intend for rape to happen.”
Ron Paul Still Beating Mitt Romney In Military Donations
indecisionforever.com - Ron Paul. He's either running the
Campaign for Liberty or hatching a plan to kidnap Ben Bernanke's
dog, but he's certainly no longer running for president. Yet
according to the latest FEC reports, Paul is still outpacing
Mitt Romney when it comes to donations from members of the
military, even though he hasn't received new contributions since
the Summer. Including September's fundraising numbers, Paul has
raised $399,274 from members of the armed forces, while Romney
has taken in $398,450.
Donald Trump to reveal ‘Michelle and Barack Obama’s divorce
papers’, claims respected financial pundit
Daily Mail - Donald Trump is to claim that he has unearthed
divorce papers of Michelle Obama and the President, according to
a respected financial pundit with links to the tycoon. It is
alleged that the eccentric real estate mogul will claim that the
documents show the First Lady and the President were at one
point in their two decades of marriage seriously considering
Trump set the hare running on Monday by claiming that he was set
to make an announcement on Wednesday that would be ‘bordering on
gigantic' and that it would ‘possibly’ change the Presidential
Ron Paul Endorses 5 Candidates in Maine
Yahoo News - In his endorsement letter to Rep. Aaron Libby, the
Texas Congressman writes, "Because you have demonstrated that
you are willing to fight for individual liberties and stand up
for the Constitution, I have decided to endorse your campaign."
The three incumbent legislators---Aaron Libby (House -
Waterboro, Lyman), Beth O'Connor (House - Berwick), and Heather
Sirocki (House - Scarborough)---all endorsed Ron Paul during
Maine's 2012 Presidential Caucuses.
Finally, a post-debate poll that restores a little bit of my
faith in people
Daily Paul - CNN poll of debate watchers: Who did the debate
make you more likely to vote for? Results: Obama 24%, Romney
25%, Neither 50%.
VIDEO: Mitt Romney Agreed With Barack Obama So Much Last Night
It Was Shocking
Business Insider - Mitt Romney clearly came into Monday night’s
debate with a strategy to hold the lead and appear presidential.
He may have managed to do both of those things, but in the
process he seemed to be agreeing with President Obama much more
than anyone would have expected. The style was such a contrast
from the aggressive and effective style he employed in the first
debate, it left many pundits scratching their heads.
VIDEO: Tweets Reveal Obama Supporters Fueled by ‘Racial Hatred’
Paul Joseph Watson - Chris Matthews gets it wrong again. Not
content with making violent death threats and promising riots if
Obama loses, Obama voters have flooded Twitter with racist slurs
targeting Mitt Romney and his supporters, an irony given the
fact that those who have drawn attention to the death threats
being made against Romney have been accused of “race-baiting”.
VIDEO: Ben Bernanke To Close Friends: I Won’t Stay At The Fed
For A Third Term
Huffington Post - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has
told close friends he probably will not stand for a third term
at the central bank even if President Barack Obama wins the Nov.
6 election, the New York Times reported. Republican presidential
nominee Mitt Romney has already said he would not re-nominate
Bernanke if he wins the presidency. Bernanke’s term as chairman
ends in January 2014.
Reservists more likely to have VA claims denied
Army News - National Guard and reserve members who deployed to
Iraq and Afghanistan are having a harder time than other
veterans getting disability compensation claims approved by the
Veterans Affairs Department. New data obtained by Veterans for
Common Sense under the Freedom of Information Act shows the
denial rate for claims filed by reserve component combat
veterans is four times higher than for post-9/11 combat veterans
who were active-duty members.
Diabetes control requires the proper nutrients
(NaturalNews) Disturbingly, diabetes kills more people in
America than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The World Health
Organization anticipates that by 2030, over 360 million people
will have diabetes. If you wish to avoid diabetes or you
currently have diabetes and wish to slow or stop its
progression, then proper nutrient support is imperative. The
nutrients and what foods to find them in are emphasized below.
Research: Curcumin Is A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Killer
Green Med Info - A new study from Zheijian Provincial People's
Hospital in Zheijiang, China indicates that a compound in
turmeric known as curcumin, which gives the spice its
characteristic saffron-like color, is capable of inducing
programmed cell death (apoptosis) within triple negative breast
Chemotherapy drugs are linked to severe vitamin D deficiency
(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is critically important for cancer
patients in surviving their disease longer. Now, researchers
have discovered that several chemotherapy drugs used to treat
cancer may also cause severe vitamin D deficiency in patients.
More disturbing is that attempts to give such patients
supplemental vitamin D have met with mixed results, unless very
high doses are applied. If these surprise findings are more
widely applicable, they could provide new explanations for the
extremely negative side effects of chemotherapy drugs.
7 Awesome Natural Sources of Vitamin D
Natural Society - In the approaching winter months, however,
sunlight plentiful in vitamin D will become scarce. We’ll have
to expand our diets by eating lots of foods high in vitamin D
(but taking care to avoid mercury-laden fish) and potentially
high quality vitamin D3 supplements. According to Harvard, how
much vitamin D our bodies need varies with our age and skin
color. Natural health experts agree that between 5,000 and 8,000
international units (IUs) daily is most beneficial. Here are 7
great natural sources of vitamin D...
Halloween and specialty stores nationwide may be selling lead
and cadmium poisoning to your child
(NaturalNews) Sneaky importers and foreign manufacturers really
do not care if they poison your child. Federal inspectors in
September diverted a load of Halloween costumes from China for
testing and found 11 times the acceptable level of lead,
according to Mike Milne, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border
Protection in Seattle. This shipment was singled out because of
a past company violation. How many times does an unscrupulous
company get away with poisoning a child before being caught?
Asking doctor questions may bring patients fines
RT - Asking too many questions at a US doctor’s office can land
patients a fine. One Minneapolis resident found herself paying
an extra $50 for asking about her painful hip. Susan Krantz told
CBS News that she was confused when she saw additional charges
on her latest medical bill. It included an itemized charge of
$50.06 for a service she couldn’t figure out. Upon calling the
Minneapolis-based Park Nicollet Health Services, the woman was
told that she was charged for asking her doctor too many
questions – even though the doctor had welcomed them.
Mainstream Media Launches Another Phony War Against Organic
Natural Society - The mainstream media is invoking déjà vu with
their latest laughable attempt to frame yet another study that
actually highlighted the benefits of organic into a hysterical
anti-organic news frenzy. This time, however, some publications
are actually publishing the truth on the matter. Why? Because
last time that the mainstream media conglomerate decided to
smear the last organic foods study’s findings and proclaim how
great pesticides and GMOs are for you and your family, it ended
in a major apology by the New York Times.
Popular GMO watchdog site targeted with cyber attacks
(NaturalNews) An unidentified entity is waging an all-out war
against a popular watchdog website that covers issues related to
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). The website GMWatch.org,
which describes itself as "an independent organization that
seeks to counter the enormous corporate political power and
propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters," says its
servers have been repeatedly attacked in recent days by a
distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), which has caused the site
to become inaccessible to many of its regular readers.
Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired,
(NaturalNews) Though it barely received any media attention at
the time, a renowned British biochemist who back in 1998 exposed
the shocking truth about how genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)
cause organ damage, reproductive failure, digestive dysfunction,
impaired immunity, and cancer, among many other conditions, was
immediately fired from his job, and the team of researchers who
assisted him dismissed from their post within 24 hours from the
time when the findings went public.
'ACTA and SOPA for the blind': US, EU block treaty benefiting
the visually impaired
RT - The US and the EU are adamantly defending media copyright
laws in their latest attempt to tackle counterfeit goods online.
But while publishers reap the benefits, disabled persons suffer
- and some even say they are being discriminated against. The
two governments are standing in the way of a treaty which would
allow blind and visually impaired people access to published
works in special formats which would cater to their
Amazon.com wipes user's account, instantly deletes every ebook
she ever purchased
(NaturalNews) A Norwegian woman recently learned the hard way
that all the electronic books, or ebooks, she has ever purchased
for her Kindle portable reading device were not actually hers to
keep. In a telling display of rogue corporate control over
personal property, the U.K.-based arm of Amazon.com erased all
the woman's digital rights management (DRM) protected ebooks and
shut her account down without notice, for no specified reason
other than its alleged association with another account
previously shut down for supposed policy violations.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Action Alert: Will We Let Industrial Farming Interests Set Us Up
for Long-Run Mass Starvation?
ANH - Allowing only one color of pig (or cow, corn, wheat,
tomato, etc.) is a very bad idea. You can help. As we reported
in April, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
issued an Invasive Species Order, or ISO, that was supposed to
“help stop the spread of feral swine and the disease risk they
pose,” not to mention their “potential for extensive
agricultural and ecosystem damage.”... If we stop this
outrageous order in Michigan, we won’t just have stopped it
there. We will have prevented its spread to other states.
in History - Tuesday - October 23, 2012
1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R.
Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen.
1910 - Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo
airplane flight in the United States.
1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a
march in New York City, NY.
1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting
the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.
1942 - During World War II, the British began a major offensive against
Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of
Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States
1962 - The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began overflights of
Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon."
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the
subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.
1978 - China and Japan formally ended four decades of hostility when
they exchanged treaty ratifications.
1983 - At Beirut International Airport, a suicide bomber destroyed a
U.S. Marine compound and killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors. 58 French
paratroopers were killed in a near-simultaneous attack.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan arrived in New York to address the U.N.
1989 - Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years of Soviet
1992 - A former French health official was sentenced to four years in
prison for allowing 1,200 hemophiliacs to receive AIDS-tainted blood.
1995 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton
agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn Bosnia.
1996 - The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA.
Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole and
her friend, Ronald Goldman.
1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.
1998 - Dr. Barnett Slepian, a doctor who performed legal abortions, was
killed at his home in suburban Buffalo, NY, by sniper fire through his
kitchen window. James Kopp was charged with second-degree murder.
2002 - Gunmen seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage
and threatening to kill them unless the Russian army pulled out of
2003 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek, widow of the Chinese nationalist leader,
died in New York at age 105.
2006 - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced to more than 24
years in prison for his role in the company's collapse.
Blast hits US-led military convoy in Afghanistan
Press TV - The incident took place in Mihtarlam district of eastern
province of Laghman on Tuesday. A tank belonging to foreign forces was
destroyed in the attack. There have been no official reports of
casualties, but witnesses told Press TV that foreign choppers evacuated
the wounded from the scene of the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah
Mujahid claimed the militant group conducted the attack and that the
raid caused some casualties.
US dollars boost insurgency in Syria amid truce proposal
Press TV - While an international proposal has been made for a truce in
Sryia, the insurgents in the Arab country are receiving US dollars and
heavy weaponry from their foreign supporters. The insurgents receive USD
150 a month for fighting against the Syrian government and the money is
coming from some foreign states, including Qatar and Turkey, the
commanders of the armed groups in the flashpoint city of Aleppo said
Stop the presses: Turkey tops list of jailed journalists
RT - As the situation in Syria intensifies, its neighbor Turkey, which
is at the frontline of the offensive against President Assad’s
government, is being dubbed as the world's leading jailer of journalists
by a New York–based media watchdog. The latest investigation says that
76 journalists were detained in Turkey as of August 1, 80 per cent of
which were imprisoned as a direct result of their work. The remaining 20
per cent of the cases are still being investigated by the Committee to
Protect Journalists (CPJ) workers. The report also claims that
three-quarters of jailed journalists have not yet been convicted of any
crime but are held while they await "resolution of their cases."
France, US talk over sending drones to Mali
Press TV - France will move surveillance drones to West Africa and is
holding secretive talks with U.S. officials in Paris this week as it
seeks to steer international military action to help Mali's feeble
government win back the northern part of the country from rebels, the
Associated Press has learned. France and the United Nations insist any
invasion of Mali's north must be led by African troops. But France,
which has six hostages in Mali and has citizens who have joined al-Qaeda
in the Islamic Maghreb, is playing an increasing role behind the scenes.
Is There Gold In Fort Knox? Germany Wants To Know
Zero Hedge - The German court of auditors (Bundesrechnungshof) has
demanded that the Bundesbank undertake an audit of its gold reserves. In
an 'audit-the-fed' style effort, the court wants to ensure that the
nearly 3400 tons of gold is in fact in existence - 'because stocks have
never been checked for authenticity and weight'. Furthermore, the
Bundesbank's gold is stored in three other vaults around the world: The
Bank of England, The Bank of France, and the US Federal Reserve.
Angry Libyan protesters storm TV channel for Bani Walid coverage
RT - Protesters attacked the HQ of the private TV station Al-Hurra in
Benghazi, claiming the channel’s coverage of the Bani Walid events was
used to justify assaults against the city. They also allegedly lashed
out against the channel reporting the capture of Khamis Gaddafi, the
ousted leader’s youngest son.
CIA chiefs face arrest over horrific evidence of bloody 'video-game'
sorties by drone pilots
Daily Mail - The Mail on Sunday today reveals shocking new evidence of
the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan. A damning
dossier assembled from exhaustive research into the strikes’ targets
sets out in heartbreaking detail the deaths of teachers, students and
Pakistani policemen.... The dossier has been assembled by human rights
lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who works for Pakistan’s Foundation for
Fundamental Rights and the British human rights charity Reprieve. Filed
in two separate court cases, it is set to trigger a formal murder
investigation by police into the roles of two US officials said to have
ordered the strikes.
Japan, US call off joint drill to ‘retake’ disputed islands fearing
backlash from China
New Orleans Sun - Tokyo and Washington were considering holding the
drill on the uninhabited island of Irisuna as part of joint military
exercise slated for November. Sources said that the drill could lead to
a backlash from Beijing, which has reacted harshly to Japan's
nationalization of the Senkaku Islands, which are also claimed by China
India May Ban GMO Crop Field Trials for 10 Years
Natural Society - The nation’s new expert committee appointed by the
Supreme Court of India is now calling upon the Indian government to
enact a 10 year ban on all GMO crop field trials for the next 10 years.
The new law would forbid any biotech agencies from testing their latest
GMO crops on India’s soil, therefore preventing the serious issue of
contamination and environmental damage. Contamination that is much more
than an unlikely but problematic scenario. Monsanto has been caught in
the past contaminating even organic seed varieties, and has gone as far
as to plant their experimental crops before the USDA allowed them to.
Fukushima Update: Unit 4 Is Sinking … Unevenly
Washington’s Blog - The spent fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4 is the top
short-term threat to humanity, and is a national security issue for
America. As such, it is disturbing news that the ground beneath unit 4
is sinking. Specifically, Unit 4 sunk 36 inches right after the
earthquake, and has sunk another 30 inches since then. Moreover, Unit 4
is sinking unevenly, and the building may begin tilting. An
international coalition of nuclear scientists and non-profit groups are
calling on the U.N. to coordinate a multi-national effort to stabilize
the fuel pools.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Judge Napolitano on Fox News: Libyan Embassy Attack Is
Judge Napolitano is interviewed on Fox News by Sheppard Smith,
and makes the case that the Libyan embassy attack is blowback
from Obama's foreign policy.
'Star Wars' at sea: US Navy gears to deploy laser weapon in two
RT - The US Navy’s research office expects that ship-based laser
weapons will be ready for deployment in two years, which is two
years ahead of previous estimates. But this futuristic weaponry
may face setbacks in the form of looming budget cuts.
VIDEO: Native American Patriot Russell Means Passes at 72
Infowars - American icon and patriot
Means passed away on October 22, several weeks after a
delegation of Lakota leaders told the State Department they were
unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the
federal government of the United States. Lakota country includes
parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota,
Montana and Wyoming. Means, 72, died earlier today at his ranch
in Porcupine, South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna
NDAA OPPOSITION Second Michigan county says “NO!” to federal
liberty.com - The Florida Tenth Amendment Center has been
working hard to crack the ice in at least one Florida County.
There are 17 counties in the nation now that have passed this
resolution telling the Federal government NO, WE DO NOT SUPPORT
OR CONDONE the Military Arrest, Indefinite Detention of US
CITIZENS in the United States or anywhere.
NDAA critic allowed home after being stranded on island
RT - A Mississippi man has been allowed back to the United
States mainland after being stranded in Hawaii last week when
his name popped-up on a no-fly list mid-flight. Even still, Wade
E. Hicks, Jr. says he wants some answers.... Hicks was
eventually able to make contact with lawmakers from his home
state of Mississippi and urgently reached out to the press in an
effort to go public with the obstacles he was experiencing with
absolutely no response from the federal government. He was
eventually informed after six days of being stuck in Oahu that
he could return to the continental US last week, but now he says
the state is staying mum as to why he ever ended up on a no-fly
list to begin with.
Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced
‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill
The Blaze - An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has
been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her
daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking
her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic
hand sign.” Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake
Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally
charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons.
The case is currently under investigation.
AUDIO: Ron Paul on Radio West, KUER 90.1 10-18-12
Liberty Crier - Paul’s dogged adherence to his basic tenet –
that government impedes liberty – has garnered him a passionate
and diverse following. Ron Paul is currently serving the last of
his 24 years in the House and on this interview in Utah, he
spoke about his philosophy for an ideal society. For Paul, that
means as little government as possible. Click here to listen to
the full interview. Below you will find the Utah Valley
University student Q&A with Ron Paul.
Six Largest Pesticide Corporations Funding Effort to Try to
Defeat GMO Labeling Proposition 37
Natural News - In what should probably surprise no one who has
been following the Proposition 37 issue, a California proposal
that would require the ingredients in all GM foods to be
labeled, the so-called “Big 6″ pesticide corporations have
become the movement’s main opponents.... The Big 6 – Monsanto,
BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta – far and away dominate
the global seed and pesticide markets; they are actively
opposing Prop 37. In filings released recently, each of the
corporations “made contributions of at least $2 million, with
Monsanto’s contribution alone totaling more than $7 million,”
said PAN [Pesticide Action Network], in a press release.
C-SPAN to Cover Free & Equal Third Party Debate Today
Daily Paul - C-SPAN just announced that they will cover the
third party presidential debate, hosted by Larry King. 9 pm,
Tuesday October 23rd.
Link to schedule.
VIDEO: Third 2012 Presidential Debate With Third Party Responses
Liberty Crier - We are joining Democracy Now on the “Expanding
the Debate” series with a special live broadcast of the final
2012 presidential debate. The video will be paused after the 2
major party candidates answer each question to include real-time
responses from the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Justice
Party’s Rocky Anderson. Libertarian Gary Johnson declined to
Jill Stein Campaign Sues Commission on Presidential Debates
freeindependentsun.com - The follow message was sent out by
Campaign Manager Ben Manski on behalf of the Jill Stein
Campaign: “We have just filed suit against the CPD, Democratic
National Committee, and Republican National Committee, together
with the Federal Election Commission and Lynn University,
claiming that they have deprived Jill Stein of her
constitutional rights to due process, equal protection, and free
speech, as well as her statutorily protected civil rights.”
Obama campaign borrowed $15 million from Bank of America
The Blaze - The Obama campaign’s monthly FEC report for October
has revealed that Obama for America took out a $15 million loan
from Bank of America back in September. Due to be paid back on
November 14– just eight days after the election– the report says
the campaign will be paying a 2.5% interest rate plus the
current Libor rate. Many are asking why the first campaign that
pledged to raise a billion dollars needs a last-minute $15
million loan, but Twitter users appear content to draw
similarities between the campaign, and the presidency.
Free & Equal Preview: Larry King moderates 3rd Party Debate
Daily Paul - Christina Tobin of Free & Equal joins Daily Paul
Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Free & Equal Preview: Larry King
moderates 3rd Party Debate’ to discuss the upcoming 3rd party
debate with moderator Larry King. Christina breaks down the
debate on October 23rd between four candidates. She says viewers
will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite top two
candidates to debate each other on October 30th in Washington
Listen to the Interview Here!
Clear Channel takes down voter fraud billboards
CNN News - Clear Channel Outdoor said Monday that it was taking
down billboards that advocacy groups claim were an effort to
suppress voter turnout in minority neighborhoods. The billboards
in question, located in the swing states of Ohio and Wisconsin,
warned that voter fraud is a felony punishable by jail time.
Activists say the messages, funded anonymously, were
concentrated in minority neighborhoods and were placed in order
to intimidate potential voters into staying home. Online
petitions calling for the billboards' removal garnered more than
U.S. Government's Foreign Debt Now $47,495 Per Household
CNS News - The debt that the U.S. government owes to foreign
interests now equals approximately $47,495 for each household in
the United States, according to the latest data released by the
U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau. The portion of the U.S.
government’s foreign debt now owed to interests in Mainland
China is about $10,090 per household.
The Student Loan Bubble: Unintended Consequences of Federal
truthinexile.com - College tuition costs have been skyrocketing
and the more they go up, the more the government tries to help
make college more affordable. Americans owe $1 trillion in
student loans, even more than they owe in credit card debt. The
federal government has been involved in student loans since
1958, either by guaranteeing loans made by private banks or by
giving out loans themselves. Tuition rates have been increasing
at about twice the rate of inflation... Their intentions are
good, but the government’s involvement is precisely what has
resulted in the rise of tuition costs.
Disabled veteran kicked out of store, told to go occupy Wall
RT - A disabled war veteran faced verbal abuse when he entered a
mattress store in San Antonio.... The 70 percent disabled
veteran, Adan Gallegos, is now suing Billy Bob’s Beds in the San
Antonio Federal Court. He claims civil rights violations and
violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Texas
Human Resources Code, Courthouse News reports.... Store
employees continued the harassment and ridicule after Mr.
Gallegos left the building,” the complaint states. The store
president called the police on the veteran, while employees
followed him outside and told him to remove his Wounded Warrior
clothing and “go occupy Wall Street.”
Calif. storm brings two feet of snow
AP - Fall looked a lot like winter across Northern California on
Monday as the first major storm of the season brought out snow
plows on Interstate 80, prompted travel advisories at higher
elevations and showered the rest of the parched region with
U.S. military dumped millions of pounds of mustard gas,
explosives into the Gulf of Mexico
(NaturalNews) "Lurking (and leaking) beneath the world's oceans
are an estimated 200 million pounds of unexploded and
potentially dangerous explosives - from bombs to missiles to
mustard gas," Fox News reported recently. That is the conclusion
of William Bryant and Niall Slowey, oceanographers from Texas
A&M University, who have documented a pair of these dump sites
in the Gulf of Mexico. The two researchers put out a
conservative estimate that at least 31 million pounds of
ordnance can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as off the
coastlines of at least 16 states, from New Jersey to Hawaii.
Why Whole Foods Are More Than The Sum of Their Parts
Green Med Info - Dr. Colbin, founder and CEO of the Natural
Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, has crafted her
own nutrition theory based on more than 30 years of nutrition
practice and teaching. She prefers to liken nutrition to systems
theory, and believes that a whole food, like the human being
consuming it, is complex and much greater than the sum of its
parts.... Dr. Colbin's theory is that our bodies know the
difference between a whole food and an aggregation of isolated
Ashwagandha root for effective anxiety and stress relief,
(NaturalNews) Ashwagandha is a widely used herb in Ayurvedic
medicine. It is perhaps most well known for its relaxing effects
on the nervous system. However, this herb has numerous other
important health benefits that can be a great addition to any
natural health supplementation regime.
The Serious Side Effects of Aspirin: Beyond Itching, Irritation,
Natural Society - Aspirin has been linked to numerous health
risks. It seems that there are new studies being released on a
monthly basis on the dangers of aspirin. Still the American
Heart Association and doctors everywhere recommend it for heart
disease prevention and more, all while serious side effects of
aspirin permeate the body.
Meningitis outbreak nears 300 confirmed infections
Press TV - The number of patients known to have contracted a
deadly form of meningitis linked to contaminated steroid shots
prepared by a Massachusetts pharmacy edged closer to the 300
mark Monday. Health officials said some 294 cases had now been
recorded across 16 states, up 12 on the previous day's figures.
To date some 23 deaths have been attributed to the rare fungal
meningitis, thought caused by the contamination of vials at the
New England Compounding Center.
Banana Boat Recall: Sunscreen Pulled Due to Fire Risk
Global Post - Giving new meaning to the word sunburn, Banana
Boat recalled 23 of its spray sunscreen products Friday amid
reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after
applying it, The Associated Press reported. Energizer Holdings
Inc. said it is pulling the UltraMist products from store
shelves due to the risk that it can ignite when exposed to open
Read the ingredient list here.
Are Expired Drugs Still Safe to Use?
Dr. Mercola - Prescription drugs typically have an expiration
date of one to five years, and if you're like most people, you
would probably think twice before taking a medication past its
expiration date. Medication turnover based on stated expiration
dates also costs the medical industry, such as hospitals,
pharmacies, and the US military, billions of dollars. According
to a new study, prescription drugs can actually remain
sufficiently potent well past their expiration date, as long as
it's unopened. (It's important to remember that drugs need to be
stored properly, as humidity, temperature and exposure to light
can affect the drug's shelf life.)
Genetically Modified Foods To Avoid
Natural Health Guide - Genetically modified food products
include soy, canola, corn, cotton (for cottonseed oil), Hawaiian
papaya, sugar beets, alfalfa, zucchini, and yellow squash. In
addition, dairy products from cows that were injected with rbGH,
food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and the artificial
sweetener aspartame may also contain GMOs. Any food containing
these ingredients or foods derived from them should ideally be
avoided, though this can be difficult, as a large percentage of
foods contain ingredients derived from corn. These include:
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Aspartame, Caramel Color, Cellulose
and methylcellulose, Citric Acid...
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
So what's vertical gardening all about? 13 Reasons to grow your
vegetables in a vertical garden
(NaturalNews) Just like with most new ideas, at first the idea
is novel and a small group of people embrace it while others
look on thinking they're crazy; however, there comes a tipping
point when enough people recognize that the crazy idea is
actually the leading edge of genius and all of a sudden,
everyone's doing it. That's what's happening with the idea of
growing food vertically, taking advantage of the uncharted sky
and reducing your garden's footprint.
in History - Monday - October 22, 2012
1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later
became known as Princeton University.
1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected
president of the Republic of Texas.
1879 - Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment with a
high-resistance carbon filament.
1907 - The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing money
from many New York banks.
1934 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, the notorious bank robber, was shot
and killed by Federal agents in East Liverpool, OH.
1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York.
Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.
1954 - The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the
United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The
blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the
1968 - Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had
orbited the Earth 163 times.
1975 - Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged
after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads " "A gay
Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for
killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
1981 - The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was
decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous
1983 - At the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia, an armed man
crashed a truck through front gates and demanded to speak with U.S.
President Ronald Reagan.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law.
1991 - The European Community and the European Free Trade Association
agreed to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by the year 1993.
1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record
number of world leaders gathering.
1998 - The United Nations announced that over 2 million children had
been killed in war as innocent victims since 1987.
1998 - Pakistan's carpet weaving industry announced that they would
begin to phase out child labor.
1999 - China ended its first-ever human rights conference in which it
defied Western definitions of civil liberties.
1999 - The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to Sierra
Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed in July.
2010 - The Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) for the
longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been continously
inhabited since November 2, 2000.
VIDEO: At least 13 killed, dozens injured in Damascus car bombing amid
UN peace envoy visit
RT - At least 13 people have been killed and 29 injured as a powerful
blast hit outside a police station in Bab Touma neighborhood in the old
part of Damascus, reports the state news agency. It comes as Lakhdar
Brahimi visits the Syrian capital for talks.
US-led airstrikes kill 8 in Afghanistan
Press TV - At least eight people have been killed in new US-led
airstrikes in the Wardak and Kandahar provinces respectively situated in
central and southern Afghanistan. Six people were killed in a pre-dawn
strike in the Wardak province on Monday. The provincial police said the
assault had targeted a house. Some local sources said that militants had
been killed in the raid, but there has not been an official statement
from any militant group confirming the accounts.
Scientists confirm water extraction helped trigger deadly 2011 quake in
Massive extraction of groundwater helped unleash an earthquake in
southeastern Spain last year that killed nine people, injured at least
100 and left thousands homeless, geologists said on Sunday....
Seismologists were surprised by the May 11, 2011 earthquake which
happened two kilometres (1.2 miles) northeast of the city of Lorca....
The quake also happened on a complex but dormant fault that ripped open
after water had been extensively pumped out of a neighbouring aquifer,
causing a domino effect of subterranean stresses, they said.
VIDEO: Clashes in Beirut as security chief mourners attempt to storm
RT - Several people were injured in Beirut as hundreds tried to storm
the government HQ demanding the ministers quit. Police used teargas and
fired rounds in the air to disperse the angry march, which followed the
funeral of the slain security chief.
Youngest son of Colonel Gaddafi dead after Bani Walid siege – Libya
Khamis Gaddafi has been killed in the Bani Walid siege, Libya’s National
Congress has confirmed. The body of Colonel Gaddafi’s youngest son has
reportedly now been transferred to a hospital in Misrata. A spokesperson
from the Congress said that the 28-year-old was killed “in battle,”
while Deputy PM Mustafa Abushagur wrote on Twitter that his body had
been found in a Misrata hospital. Earlier, conflicting reports on
Twitter said that Khamis Gaddafi was apprehended in Bani Walid by
government forces and later died in their custody.
VIDEO: No Cuts! Tens of thousands turnout for British anti-austerity
RT - Nurses, teachers and off duty policemen marched with anti-war
activists, politicians and the unemployed in a massive protest against
the Conservative led Government’s austerity measures, which they say are
killing Britain. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the
demonstrations, which was led by a group of jobless young people. More
than 250 coaches brought people to London to take part. There were
similar protests in Belfast and Glasgow.
Spanish Government Considers Ban on Filming Police
Intel Hub - According to the Associated Press Spain is considering a ban
on photographing, filming or reproducing images of police and state
security forces who are on duty.... Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz
de Santamaria said after months of television and Internet scenes of
sometimes violent clashes between police and demonstrators, a balance
had to be struck “between citizens’ right to protest” and the need “to
uphold the integrity of state security forces.”
Chemtrails, “The Spraying of Poison over Sweden”: Politician Ignites
Global Research - Pernilla Hagberg [the leader of the Environmental
Party faction in the Swedish parliament] saw a picture in the newspaper
that was titled airplane exhaust fumes or condensation trails. But in
her opinion these trails are so-called chemtrails, poisons that are
emitted from airplanes to control the weather. “It is one of the most
serious phenomena in Sweden today. These trails contain a multitude of
chemicals, viruses and heavy metals, such as Aluminium that influence
the weather” Pernilla Hagberg says she believes that the CIA and the
American NSA (National Security Agency) are behind the release.
Cancer cells: Italian court rules ‘mobile phones can cause brain tumors’
RT - The Italian Supreme Court has ruled there is a causal link between
mobile phone use and brain tumors in a landmark case. The ruling has set
a legal precedent that could potentially trigger a deluge of lawsuits.
Innocente Marcolini, a 60-year-old retired businessman argued that the
excessive use of his mobile phone for around six hours every day for 12
years caused a benign brain tumor that left his face partially
paralyzed. The Italian court ruled in the businessman’s favor, conceding
that there is a “causal link” between phone use and the development of
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Latest Ammunition Purchase Reeks of Collusion and Chicago Style
Intel Hub - Failing to abide by established laws, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures, the Department of Homeland
Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) has not
only ordered, but awarded the contract purchase of over 6
million 9 mm JHP rounds. The amount is tiny, and is unjustified,
and raises more questions... Since 2009, a grand total of
2,206,308,445 (Over 2.2 BILLION) rounds have been purchased by
the Department of Homeland Security. Why?
Congressman claims abortion never necessary to
RT - Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said during a fierce congressional
debate that abortions are never necessary to save a pregnant
woman’s life.... “Walsh’s comments have no grounding in science
and are completely inaccurate,” Dr. Cassing Hammond, associate
professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern
University, told the Chicago Tribune. The American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists in response stated that 600
women die annually in the US from complications relating to
pregnancy and childbirth. The group told politicians to “get out
of our exam rooms.”
Gun industry thrives under Obama administration
NY Daily News - President Barack Obama has presided over a
heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National
Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the “most
anti-gun president in American history.” Gun buyers fear that
Obama wants to restrict their purchases, especially if he were
re-elected. An analysis by The Associated Press of data tracking
the health of the gun industry shows that sales are on the rise,
so much that some gun manufacturers can’t make enough guns fast
TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports
Activist Post - The TSA says it made the decision not because of
safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints at busier
airports.... The replacement machines, known as millimeter-wave
scanners, rely on low-energy radio waves similar to those used
in cell phones.... But tests in Europe and Australia suggest the
millimeter-wave machines have some drawbacks. They were found to
have a high false-alarm rate, ranging from 23 percent to 54
percent when figures have been released.
VIDEO: Freedom Fighter Russell Means Hospitalized in Arizona
Daily Paul - The American Indian Movement co-founder and actor
was hospitalized last week, when he announced that his
esophageal cancer was no longer in remission. The 72-year-old
said he learned he has "new cancer spots" on Aug. 20. Initially
diagnosed with esophageal cancer during the summer of 2011, he
opted to forgo the conventional Western medicine methods of
chemotherapy and radiation to treat his cancer, and instead
chose to fight it using methods more attuned to his Lakota
spirituality, including prayer. Sources close to Means and his
wife, Pearl, who is originally from the Scottsdale area, say his
lungs are failing and he is in "terminal condition."
New hearings give voice to 100 inmates allegedly tortured by
RT - One hundred alleged victims of abuse at the hands of
Chicago police officers, have been granted hearings to describe
the torture they faced. For decades, minority inmates were
beaten, shocked and suffocated into confessing their crimes. The
Chicago police officers were said to be racially motivated in
their actions, abusing African American men arrested on the
south and west sides of Chicago for four decades, the Courthouse
VIDEO: 12-year-old girl is being hailed a hero for shooting a
Daily Mail - Kendra St Clair, from Oklahoma, was home alone when
she heard someone break in. She called her mother and asked what
she should do, and her terrified mom told her to get the gun and
hide in the closet and stay there until she thought the coast
was clear.... Kendra explained: 'When I saw the door handle
turn, I shot him. I guess it went through the door, went through
him, and went through the wall'.... The suspect, Stacey Jones,
32, was released from a Plano hospital today and is being held
in a Collin County Jail.
YouTube: Gary Johnson On Fox News’ Geraldo At Large
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Fox News'
Geraldo At Large October 21, 2012.
VIDEO: CBS News Affiliate Calls 2012 Presidential Race For
Barack Obama Weeks Ahead Of Election
Liberty Crier - The 2012 presidential election is still more
than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in
Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama. For 17
seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower
third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election
over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. The
lower third graphic appeared around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, during
an episode of “The People’s Court.”
10 urgent preparations for possible riots after the Presidential
(NaturalNews) Regardless of who you support in the coming
election, the possibility of post-election riots is a reality.
Here are 12 things you need to realize right now if you hope to
stay safe should such an outcome unfold.
International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism
from voter fraud groups
The Hill - United Nations-affiliated election monitors from
Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the
U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative
groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting
this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent
conservative-leaning group combating election fraud. The
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a
United Nations partner on democratization and human rights
projects, will deploy 44 observers from its human rights office
around the country.... It's part of a broader observation
mission that will send out an additional 80 to 90 members of
parliament from nearly 30 countries.
YouTube: Christina Tobin Talks With Ben Swann About Alternative
Debate in Chicago
Published on Oct 19, 2012 by Ben Swann Reality Check.
YouTube: The Biggest Lie Ever: A Wasted Vote: Who Should I Vote
For? Gary Johnson...
Did you watch the debate last night? Are you dissatisfied with
either candidate but feel like you'll "waste your vote" if you
Does The Romney Family Now Own Your E-Vote?
truth-out.org - Through a closely held equity fund called
Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son and brother are major
investors in an investment firm called H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. in
turn holds a majority share and three out of five board members
in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty
electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing
state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere
in the United States.
Obama and Romney: War No Matter Who Wins Election
Kurt Nimmo - Once again emphasizing there is no fundamental
difference between Obama and Romney when it comes to attacking
Iran, the American Jewish Committee has published the answers to
a questionnaire sent to the candidates. From the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency website: “I am prepared to use all elements
of American power” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear
weapon, Obama said in the questionnaires released Oct. 18 by the
AJC, “including a political effort to further isolate Iran, a
diplomatic effort to sustain our coalition, an economic effort
that has imposed crippling sanctions, and a military effort to
be prepared for any contingency.” Romney’s response was nearly
Amazing, Romney still battles Ron Paul in New Jersey
Doug Wead - The battle for the soul of the Republican Party is
still ongoing. If you doubt that, take a look at the Romney
henchman in New Jersey, who is even now, doing everything within
his power to resist the involvement of grass roots Ron Paul
people. What you saw in Tampa, where Ron Paul delegates, mostly
young and war veterans and Hispanics were unseated, continues in
other ways, unabated in state after state, county after county.
How Mitt Romney cheated his way to the GOP nomination
Doug Wead - New evidence is coming out about just how tough and
dirty the Mitt Romney campaign fought to block the Ron Paul
takeover of the Republican Party at the State Conventions last
summer. It may offer a little sneak preview of what a Romney
presidency will be like. And make no mistake, barring war with
Syria or some other dramatic October surprise, Romney will now
win this election in a landslide. At least, that is my humble
opinion, as one who loves and reads history. The economy will
IMF's epic plan to conjure away debt and dethrone bankers
Telegraph - So there is a magic wand after all. A revolutionary
paper by the International Monetary Fund claims that one could
eliminate the net public debt of the US at a stroke, and by
implication do the same for Britain, Germany, Italy, or
Japan.The IMF reports says the conjuring trick is to replace our
system of private bank-created money.
VIDEO: John Stossel: Can Greed Work In A Free-Market Economy
Liberty Crier - Is capitalism moral? Are free markets and big
governments incompatible? Paycheks or foodstamps? Forbes Media
Chairman Steve Forbes and AEI’s Arthur Brooks discuss the
benefits of a free-market economy.
YouTube: Lew Rockwell explains how the Federal Reserve
Enables War, Empire, and Destroys the Middle Class
RT Capital Account - The accused Federal Reserve bomb plotter's
home country wants details on his case. While this may make
headlines, we ask Lew Rockwell of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute
about one aspect of the Federal Reserve that has not made front
page news: how the Fed, with its printing press, may be making
YouTube: Ron Paul: Stocks Can't be Detached From Monetary Policy
Fox News 10/19/2012.
Survey: 40 Percent Of Americans Have $500 Or Less In Savings
CBS News - A survey of about 1,100 Americans finds that more
than 4-in-10 respondents admit they don’t have more than $500 in
readily accessible savings. The survey is a kind of departure
for CreditDonkey.com, a website that compares credit card deals.
Not respondents all were poor. Some had big houses, big
mortgages or 401(k)s, but still no more than five Benjamins to
rub together right now.
PHOTOS: Marines' Faces Before, During, and After Serving in
slate.com - How do life-changing experiences concretely impact
the way we look? Does tragedy truly show up in our eyes and
brow? These are questions that fascinate Claire Felicie, who
photographed the faces of 20 Dutch Marines before, during, and
after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. From first photo to
last photo, only 12 months passed, but a great deal happened in
these young men's lives.
Permit given for fracking near nuclear plant
heraldstandard.com - Chesapeake Energy has a permit to frack
just one mile from the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in
Shippingport. Whether that is cause for alarm, experts can’t
say.... As the fracking continues, does anyone, driller or
geologist, know what really lies beneath the surface? Does the
improbability of seismic activity as a result of fracking become
more likely as more wells are drilled?
VIDEO: Airtran Airways – Owned by Southwest Airlines – Caught
Spraying Chemtrails Over North Florida
Intel Hub - Do low cost airlines boost profits with secret
chemtrail spraying? On Oct 18, I recorded and tracked the
progress of Airtran Flt TRS9100 as it sprayed aerosols on a
heading of 180 deg (south) before making a U-turn over
Gainesville to head north to Atlanta. It was an easy task to
identify Airtran TRS9100 since it was the only aircraft on
FlightAware radar that matched the unusual flight path....
Relative humidity at Flight Level (37,000 ft/11,200 meters) less
than 20% at 3 reporting stations. This measured data is hard
evidence that formation of persistent contrails of water vapor –
as defined by NASA – was not possible.
Eugenics in education: Healthy boy banned from public school due
to genetic makeup
(NaturalNews) An 11-year-old California schoolboy named Colman
Chadam has been banished from his school and forced to transfer
to another school because he carries the genetic mutation for
cystic fibrosis. The boy shows no symptoms of the disease and
appears to be in perfect health. He is being banished from his
own school solely due to the genetic code he carries.
Strokes on the rise among younger people as healthcare system
fails to prevent disease
(NaturalNews) An increasing number of younger people are
experiencing strokes these days, according to a new study
published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
And while the overall stroke incidence rate has somewhat
declined among all age groups based on the figures, the average
age of stroke sufferers is also decreasing, which means the very
elderly are no longer the only individuals at primary risk for
Sugar and carbs quadruple risk of cognitive impairment in aging
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, publishing the
result of a study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease explain
how people 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have
nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive
impairment, and the danger is also present with a diet heavy in
sugar. Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to
carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired,
the study found.
Five mental habits that steal years from your life
(NaturalNews) One of the best ways to manage stress is to stop
causing it. Here are five common mental habits that contribute
to chronic stress, including what you can do about each one.
Four natural remedies for a quick and easy gut detox
(NaturalNews) Pathogenic bacteria already exist in even a
healthy gut. But the healthy gut maintains a balance between
beneficial and pathogenic bacteria of usually 80 to 85 percent
beneficial to 20 or 15 percent pathogenic.
Discover the powerful antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)
(NaturalNews) Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that
is made by the body, in small amounts and is found in every
cell. It is also known as a metabolic antioxidant because in its
absence, the cells of the body wouldn't be able to turn glucose
Major challenges with thyroid function and testing
(NaturalNews) One of the fastest growing disorders in the U.S.
is thyroid malfunction. According to the American Academy of
Clinical Endocrinologists, there are 27 million people in the
U.S. with thyroid problems. This group claims that only 13
million of those are diagnosed and treated. This statistic makes
thyroid conditions the most under-diagnosed health problem in
the United States.
Stop Osteoporosis by using vitamin C
(NaturalHealth365) When a women is diagnosed with either
“osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” – taking either a calcium
supplement or a bisphoshonate drug is not only the wrong
treatment, but dangerous. Researchers at Mount Sinai School of
Medicine have shown that Vitamin C actively protects against
osteoporosis, the findings are published in the October online
edition of PloS ONE. One study was with mice whose ovaries had
been removed, a procedure that reduces bone density. And, the
results were very interesting.
Six reasons to never leave home without ginger
(NaturalNews) The amazing abilities of the ginger plant to
promote vibrant health and prevent disease cannot be overstated,
especially because of how easy it is to consume both ginger root
and leaves on a daily basis in the form of capsules, tea,
extract, soft chews, and even slices or pieces added to various
foods. Here are six specific reasons why you should make ginger
a part of your everyday health regimen.
How to boost your enzyme reserves
(NaturalNews) Enzymes are extremely vital to human well-being.
They play a critical role in digestion and nutrient
assimilation, in immune response, cognitive acceleration, and
cellular detoxification among other things. These systems battle
for enzymes to utilize within our body.
Cure eczema the natural way
(NaturalNews) The first line of attack in overcoming eczema is
healing the gut. Since a majority of those suffering from eczema
experience leaky gut syndrome, it is important to take care of
the digestive tract. When the intestinal wall becomes overly
permeable with this syndrome, toxins pass into the blood stream
which triggers an inflammatory response. Allergies and food
reactions follow -- along with eczema. Unfortunately, this whole
cycle taxes the immune system.
7 Awesome Natural Sources of Vitamin D
Natural Society - The skin cancer scare has rendered many
Americans vitamin D deficient, with many avoiding highly
beneficial natural sources of vitamin D. Although caution should
be used when exposed to the sun for extended periods of time,
unobstructed access to the sunshine vitamin can improve dental
health, slash the risk of getting the flu by half, and aid
people suffering with everything from asthma to cancer.
Drinking milk from genetically-modified cows will make dairy
allergies much more prevalent
(NaturalNews) Scientists from New Zealand have successfully
developed a new breed of genetically-modified (GM) cow they say
produces 96 percent less of a supposedly allergenic protein
known as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), which aids in the absorption
of vitamin A. But the so-called "hypoallergenic" GM cow also
produces twice the normal amount of casein, another more common
dairy allergen that afflicts roughly three percent of the
overall population, according to estimates.
YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 10/22/12: Internet
Freedom is Vital for Human Freedom
Computer viruses 'rampant' on hospital medical devices, say
(NaturalNews) All the technological advancements taking place
within the medical system today are supposed to make it easier
and more efficient for doctors, nurses, and hospital staff to
monitor and assist patients. But according to a number of
medical device experts that spoke at a recent meeting of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology's Security &
Privacy Advisory Board, hospital medical devices are often so
infected with viruses and malware that their reliability and
effectiveness is questionable at best.
New "Surveillance-Proof" App To Secure Communications Has
Activist Post - Telecom firms in the United States, for
instance, have been handing over huge troves of data to
authorities under a blanket of secrecy and with very little
oversight. Silent Circle is attempting to counter this culture
by limiting the data it retains in the first place.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Family orchard ransacked by hungry mobs after owners
generously offer undersized peach crop free to public
(NaturalNews) Because their first season's crop of peaches was
too small to sell on the market, the Schanamans decided, out of
the goodness of their hearts, to open up the orchard to the
public, and allow free peach pickings in order to prevent the
undersized crop from going to waste.... "At first people were
pretty respectful, but then there was a huge mass and it began
spiraling downhill," said Marilyn to The Sentinel, adding that
some people actually turned violent upon learning that all the
peaches had already been picked. One person reportedly threw
rocks at the Schanamans' house, while others actually drove
their vehicles into the orchard, damaging trees and breaking
How to grow your own superfoods this winter
(NaturalNews) No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh
superfoods this winter -- simply grow them inside on a sunny
window ledge. As the weather turns colder, now more than ever it
is important to fortify the body with nutrient dense foods.
VIDEO: Your Dog's Itchy Skin Might Mean Mites
Dr. Becker - If your dog is scratching himself to distraction,
the problem could be mange-causing mites. Mange in dogs is a
skin condition that can be caused by several different types of
mites. Mites live naturally on dogs, but any mite in sufficient
quantity can cause skin problems.... Beneficial herbal remedies
to fight bacterial infections and strengthen the immune system
include echinacea, arabinogalactans, olive leaf, neem, colostrum,
thymus extract, and pau d’arco.
in History - Friday - October 19, 2012
1765 - In the U.S., The Stamp Act Congress met and drew up a declaration
of rights and liberties.
1781 - British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S.
General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. It was to be the last
major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte's French forces began their retreat out of
Russia after a month of chasing the retreating Russian army.
1914 - In the U.S., government owned vehicles were first used to pick up
mail in Washington, DC.
1933 - Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin
1943 - The Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers began in Russia during
World War II. Delegates from the U.S.S.R., Great Britain, the U.S., and
China met to discuss war aims and cooperation between the nations.
1944 - The U.S. Navy announced that black women would be allowed into
Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).
1950 - The United Nations forces entered the North Korean capital of
1951 - U.S. President Truman singed an act officially ending the state
of war with Germany.
1960 - The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba covering
all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products.
1969 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War
protesters "an effete corps of impudent snobs."
1974 - The news program "Weekend" debuted on NBC.
1977 - The Concorde made its first landing in New York City.
1983 - The U.S. Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday
in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
1984 - Four U.S. employees of the CIA were killed in El Salvador when
their plane crashed.
1987 - The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points. It was the
worst one-day percentage decline, 22.6%, in history.
1989 - The U.S. Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that
barred the desecration of the American flag.
1998 - In Washington, DC, Microsoft went on trial to defend against an
2003 - In London, magician David Blaine emerged from a clear plastic box
that had been suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River.
He survived only on water for 44 days. Blaine had entered the box on
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day at 12,011.73. It
was the first close above 12,000.
Iran stresses immediate Syria ceasefire
Press TV - The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African
affairs has underlined the need for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a
major step toward the restoration of peace in the country.
Bombing kills 15 in north Afghanistan
Press TV - The bombing targeted a minibus transporting people in the
Dawlatabad district of Balkh province on Friday, said Shir Jan Durrani,
a provincial police spokesman. Durrani added that most of the victims
were women and children. No group has claimed responsibility for the
attack, but such incidents in the past have been blamed on the Taliban.
Violence in Afghanistan has been on the rise in recent months despite
the presence of thousands of US-led foreign forces in there.
China ‘sharpens response’, starts military exercises near disputed
RT - The Chinese navy is set to begin joint military exercises on Friday
in the East China Sea. The exercises will take place on the doorstep of
the islands at the heart of the recent tensions between Japan and the
mainland. The exercises were announced on Thursday, and will include
vessels from the Chinese fishing agency and maritime surveillance.
drones kill 7 people in Yemen
Press TV - Security officials in Yemen have said U.S. drone strikes
killed at least seven people in the south of the country on Thursday.
The officials said the number of those killed by at least three U.S.
strikes could rise as body parts were found but not counted, according
to AP. The use of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan has been
described as “absolutely essential to our ability to defend Americans”
by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Assad bans GMOs in food ‘to preserve the health of human beings’
theglobeandmail.com - Assad, whose forces are locked in a bloody
confrontation with armed rebels opposed to his rule, “has approved a law
on the health security of genetically modified organisms… to regulate
their use and production,” SANA reported. The law is meant “to preserve
the health of human beings, animals, vegetables and the environment,”
the agency added.
Moody’s downgrades world’s oldest bank to ‘junk’
france24.com - Moody’s credit rating agency on Thursday downgraded the
world’s oldest bank, Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, to “junk”
status on worries government recapitalization plans will prove
A massive and illegal geoengineering project has been detected off
Canada’s west coast
Readability - A private company backed by a controversial U.S.
businessman has unilaterally conducted the world’s most significant
geoengineering project to date. Russ George, in conjunction with a First
Nations village on Haida Gwaii, has dumped around 100 tonnes of iron
sulphate into the Pacific Ocean in a technique known as ocean
fertilization. The experiment, which is in violation of two United
Nations moratoria, has outraged environmental, legal, and civic groups.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
CIA is seeking significant expansion of drone fleet
Press TV - The CIA is urging the White House to approve a
significant expansion of the agency’s fleet of armed drones, a
move that would extend the spy service’s decade-long
transformation into a paramilitary force, U.S. officials said.
The proposal by CIA Director David H. Petraeus would bolster the
agency’s ability to sustain its campaigns of lethal strikes in
Pakistan and Yemen.
Did Reuters file misleading Benghazi report?
WND - In the immediate aftermath of the jihadist attack against
the U.S. mission in Benghazi, did Reuters file a false or
misleading report quoting a purported protester by his first
name who described a supposedly popular demonstration against an
anti-Muhammad film outside the U.S. building? According to new,
vivid accounts provided by the State Department and intelligence
officials, no such popular demonstration took place. Instead,
video footage from Benghazi reportedly shows an organized group
of armed men attacking the compound, the officials said.
YouTube: Dr. Ron Paul In Utah 4,200 in Attendance!
Clip of Ron Paul at the Utah Valley University on 10/18/2012. He
VIDEO: Boston Police Keep Secret Files on Protesters for
WHDH News - All these tapes--and this huge stack of
reports--stayed secret until this recent lawsuit filed by the
ACLU and the Mass Lawyers guild. They now say it proves police
are not only targeting real terrorists, they're tracking
peaceful activists, and what's more, the police are keeping the
information on file!
Boy Scouts publish evidence detailing decades of child abuse
RT - Previously confidential documents pertaining to 20 years of
accusations and evidence of pedophilia and other sex crimes
within the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America have been
published online, opening up nearly 20,000 pages of reports to
the public. Portland attorney Kelly Clark released the documents
on his personal website Thursday afternoon after a two-year-long
court battle that had eventually ended up before the Oregon
State Supreme Court wrapped up.
San Francisco Suburb Bans Smoking In All Multi-Family Homes,
Whether Rented Or Owned
Consumerist - The community of about 57,000 voted for the
ordinance this week, which would not only ban smoking in condos,
duplexes or apartments or any other multi-unit housing, but
would also make it illegal to smoke on downtown streets. The
City Council hopes it will encourage other cities around the
nation to do the same, reports Reuters.... “This proposed
smoking ban actually intends to punish people for what they do
in their own homes,” said one San Rafael resident who voiced his
opposition to the council. “I really feel this is tyranny.”
One Week Until U.S. Has 3 Aircraft Carriers Facing Iran
Paul Joseph Watson - The latest Stratfor naval update map shows
that the USS John C. Stennis has now arrived in the waters just
outside Iran, joining the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Although
there were already two aircraft carriers in the region prior to
Stennis’ arrival, the USS Enterprise left for a scheduled port
visit in Naples, Italy. “In a week or so, shore leave will be
over and CVN will be back to join everyone else, at which point
the US will finally have three aircraft carriers just off the
Iranian coastline ready to rumble,” reports Zero Hedge.
Pediatricians Call for Rolling Back Second Amendment to Protect
Kurt Nimmo - The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for
“the strictest possible regulation of gun sales, as well as more
education for parents on the dangers of having a gun at home” to
prevent the death of children, according to Reuters. The
organization released its recommendation to coincide with the
AAP National Conference that will be held on October 20-23 in
New Orleans. The conference works on the “psychosocial needs of
child disaster victims” and liaisons with the Department of
Homeland Security and other federal agencies.
Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Obama’s Brown Shirts
– Homeland Youth
From the Trenches - The federal government calls them FEMA
Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of
1930’s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland
Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland
Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s
AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s
youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid,
standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.
Bullet tax proposal in hunt for solution to Chicago gun crime
MSNBC News - As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that
has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official
wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm — an effort
even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge. Cook County
Board President Toni Preckwinkle will submit a budget proposal
Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and
$25 for each firearm sold in the nation's second-largest county,
which encompasses Chicago.
VIDEO: RT presents third-party presidential debate
RT is honored to be presenting a platform for the major
third-party candidates also vying for the White House this
election year to debate.... RT America and RT.com will offer the
event live in cooperation with the debate’s organizers, the Free
and Equal Elections Foundation.... RT America will begin its
pre-debate coverage at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on October 23 with a
panel of journalists and commentators including our own Thom
Hartmann weighing in on this year’s election. Arguments from the
candidates themselves will be underway an hour alter when Mr.
King takes overs.
Al Jazeera to air opposition Presidential debate amidst US
Examiner - In what some are calling an obvious sign that
America’s election system is broken, Qatar-based broadcasting
company Al Jazeera announced it will be airing the US opposition
Presidential debate. In contrast, the alliance of US media
outlets continues to enlist a strict media black-out of
independent and opposition party candidates and will not air the
otherwise widely-viewed event....
Watch the Presidential Debate Promo
VIDEO: Breaking: Romney’s “Bain Capital” Drug Front For Bush
Veterans Today - The Bush family went to great lengths to hide
their long time shady dealings, but Romney’s sliding by on his
with all of this stuff just laying out there for anyone to find
who wanted to. It’s proof that investigative journalism has been
co-opted. Only ‘permitted’ kind is allowed, and against
‘approved targets’ only.
55 Facts About The Debt And U.S. Government Finances That Every
American Voter Should Know
Economic Collapse - The future of the United States of America
is being systematically destroyed by our politicians, but
unfortunately most Americans don't really grasp exactly what is
happening. 30 years ago, our national debt had just crossed the
one trillion dollar mark. Just recently, it crossed the 16
trillion dollar mark. Prior to every election, politicians from
both parties swear up and down that they will do something about
our exploding debt, but it never happens.
elections: a TV reality show
xrepublic.tv - As America's presidential election approaches,
RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at the way candidates have
been putting on a show - and the media eating it right up
instead of demanding answers to questions that should matter
ahead of Americans heading to the polls to cast their votes.
Judge Napolitano on Social Security 'If It's Not a Ponzi Scheme,
I Don't Know What Is'
Fox News Insider October 17, 2012.
VIDEO: Ben Stein: More Taxes Needed to Pay Down Bankster Debt
Kurt Nimmo -The “economist” Ben Stein wants to pull a François
Hollande and drive the producers out of America the same way the
socialists are driving them out of France. Stein says the
government has to raise taxes in order to pay off the national
debt we are told we owe or we will suffer the fate of Greece or
Argentina in the late 1990s. Ben says the government should
start with “very, very rich people,” who he describes as people
earning a couple million bucks a year, and work their way down.
Welfare spending jumps 32% in four years
Washington times - Welfare spending has grown substantially over
the past four years, reaching $746 billion in 2011 — or more
than Social Security, basic defense spending or any other single
chunk of the federal government — according to a new memo by the
Congressional Research Service.
Bankruptcy is the Ultimate Protection from Florida’s Corrupt
stopforeclosurefraud.com - For Floridians, Federal Bankruptcy
Court is proving to be a far superior avenue for actually saving
homes than our state court judicial system. The homeowner, with
the help of a qualified bankruptcy attorney, can encapsulate and
protect as much of his assets as possible while eliminating the
uncertainty created by a failed foreclosure system. Homeowners
are often emerging from Bankruptcy Court with the meaningful
mortgage modifications that elude them in Florida’s state
Complete List of President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy
heritage.org - So far, 36 companies that have received federal
support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying
off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes
only those companies that received federal money from the Obama
Administration’s Department of Energy. The amount of money
indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or
spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include
other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which
push the amount of money these companies have received from
taxpayers even higher.
Turmeric Compound Reduces Post-Bypass Heart Attack Risk 56%
Green Med Info - According to the study, "it is well established
that myocardial infarction (MI) associated with coronary artery
bypass grafting (CABG) predicts a poor outcome. Nevertheless,
cardioprotective therapies to limit myocardial injury after CABG
are lacking." The researchers hypothesized that since
preclinical research shows curcuminoids decrease proinflammatory
cytokines during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and decrease the
occurrence of cardiac cell death, they may provide a much-needed
Three compelling reasons not to wear synthetic perfumes
(NaturalNews) Our cultural fascination with fragrance has
spanned back thousands of years. Our ancestors did not spray a
multitude of new-era chemicals on their body to achieve an
appealing scent though. Instead, they often used plant materials
to achieve desirable scents. Modern times have spawned literally
thousands of chemicals for use in fragrance.
Chinese Plant Compound Wipes out Cancer in 40 Days, Says New
Natural Society - Known as the ‘thunder god vine’ or lei gong
teng, the Chinese plant is actually integrated into Chinese
medicine and has been used for ages in remedying a number of
conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. According to the new
research out of the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer
Center, the thunder god plant compound led to no signs of tumors
after a 40 day period — even after discontinuing the treatment.
...even the scientists working on the project were stunned by
the anti-cancer properties of the compound.
Cherries help prevent gout, study shows
(NaturalNews) For those who suffer from gout - a form of
arthritis that is marked by sudden, attacks of painful joint
inflammation - there may be a sweet note of relief on your
horizon: New research suggests that eating cherries can lower
risk of an attack.
is National Apple Month
Here are 39 great apple recipes to enjoy!
What's Next for GMOs? How About Genetically Modified Trees!
Natural Society - As reported on the Science and Development
Network, the industries pushing this research are those that can
serve to make money off of the GMO trees. They are testing their
genetic alterations in the lab with poplars, pines, acacias, and
eucalyptus trees just to name a few. So far, the U.S. has the
most patents with 53% and Brazil follows close behind. In all,
21 countries are working on the GMO trees.... They are working
on developing wood with less lignin, for instance, which will
make it easier to process. They are also working to develop
trees that are more pest-resistant, obviously ignoring the
issues of GMO crops and their damage to the delicate natural
Scientists: Creativity Part of ‘Mental Illness’
Activist Post - If you like to express yourself through
painting, writing, or any other form of artistic action,
scientists now say that you must be suffering from a mental
illness of some kind. In a new display of how truly insane the
mainstream medical health paradigm has become, mainstream media
outlets are now regurgitating the words of ‘experts’ who say
that those who are creative are actually, more often than not,
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Seeds of Freedom
Activist Post - Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from
its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming
systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful
commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.The film
highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural
system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has
impacted on the enormous agro -biodiversity evolved by farmers
and communities around the world, since the beginning of
in History - Thursday - October 18, 2012
1767 - The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the boundary between
Maryland and Pennsylvania.
1842 - Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable.
1860 - British troops burned the Yuanmingyuan at the end of the Second
1867 - The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land
was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre).
1892 - The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago, IL, and
New York City, NY, was opened.
1898 - The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico only one year after
the Caribbean nation won its independence from Spain.
1929 - The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that
women were to be considered as persons in Canada.
1944 - Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviets during World War II.
1958 - The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art
1969 - The U.S. government banned artificial sweeteners due to evidence
that they caused cancer.
1970 - Quebec's minister of labor was found strangled to death after
eight days of being held captive by the Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ).
1971 - After 34 years, the final issue of "Look" magazine was published.
1983 - General Motors agreed to hire more women and minorities for five
years as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity
1989 - Egon Krenz became the leader of East Germany after Erich Honecker
was ousted. Honeker had been in power for 18 years.
1989 - The space shuttle Atlantis was launched on a mission that
included the deployment of the Galileo space probe.
1990 - Iraq made an offer to the world that it would sell oil for $21 a
barrel. The price level was the same as it had been before the invasion
1997 - A monument honoring U.S. servicewomen, past and present, was
dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.
2006 - Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7.0.
Rebels blow up oil and gas pipelines in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says rebels have blown up two
oil and gas pipelines in the northeast near the Iraqi border. The
agency, SANA, says the attack hit one oil and one gas pipeline Thursday
near the city of Deir al-Zour. The pipelines ran between Deir al-Zour
and the city of Palmyra in central Syria.
Israeli drone crashes in West Bank
Press TV - The unmanned aircraft had to make an emergency landing on
Wednesday following a technical malfunction, but it eventually crash
landed. The Israeli military has ordered an investigation into the
accident. Officials said the drone was completing a military operation.
Violence breaks out at Greek anti-austerity demo
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol
bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek
anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. Tens of thousands
of people took to the street during the country's second general strike
in a month as workers across the country walked off the job to protest
new austerity measures the government is negotiating with Greece's
Typhoid vaccine failure warning
BBC - More than 700,000 people recently immunised against typhoid may
not have full protection because of a dud vaccine that has now been
recalled, say experts. Manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur MSD has recalled 88%
of its stock - 16 batches - of Typhim Vi vaccine because tests found
some samples were too weak. Anyone immunised with the vaccine since
January 2011 could be affected.... Typhoid fever is uncommon in the UK,
but people visiting South Asia and South East Asia, where the
life-threatening bacterial disease is most common, are at greater risk.
Israel Threatens Syria Intervention Over Chemical Weapons
Kurt Nimmo - It is reminiscent of the excuse given to invade Iraq in
2003 – Israel will consider the “military option” in Syria to make sure
its chemical weapons do not “reach the hands of extremists,” according
to the Times of Israel. “Israel will do everything it takes to ensure
Syria’s chemical weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorist
organizations – and if such a situation arises, then Israel will weigh a
military option,” Netanyahu told a group of European ambassadors in
Jerusalem. He said Hezbollah has aided Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Ten killed as Libyan militia shell Gaddafi stronghold
RT - Tensions between the new Libyan authorities and Gaddafi loyalists
keep rising as at least 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded
after militias shelled the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid.
People from both sides were killed in the violence as militias operating
alongside the defense ministry faced counter attacks on Wednesday,
Reuters reports citing a resident and medical source.
'War crime': Gaddafi, his son and over 60 loyalists executed by rebel
fighters – HRW
RT - Libyan rebels abused and mass murdered Colonel Gaddafi, his son
Mutassim, and 66 loyalists, after their capture a year ago, Human Rights
Watch says. It calls for an investigation and prosecution of those
responsible for what they slam as a war crime. The 50-page report "Death
of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte" details the last hours of
Muammar Gaddafi’s life on October 20, 2011, when he was caught trying to
leave the city with his remaining supporters.
Mansour Arbabsiar pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi envoy to US
Press TV - According to US media reports, Arbabsiar, 57, entered a
surprise guilty plea in US District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday. The
defendant’s lawyer rejected the charges stating that his client is
mentally ill. Arbabsiar, who was reportedly not even able to remember
his exact age during the trial, will be sentenced on January 23, 2013.
Most Arabs view Israel as main regional threat: Poll
Press TV - The poll was conducted by the Qatari institute, Arab Center
for Research and Political Studies, from July 15 to September 10, and
its results were published on October 8. A total of 16,173 adults living
in 12 Arab countries, including Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia,
Sudan, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, and Mauritania
were asked which country posed the greatest threat to their nation.
According to the poll, 35 percent said Israel was the greatest threat to
their country and the region. Some 14 percent viewed the United States
as the main threat against their nation, while 12 percent said
neighboring Arab countries were more dangerous.
VIDEO: EU denies ordering satellite companies to take Iran channels off
Press TV - A European Council official told Press TV on Wednesday that
there is no regulation within EU laws that prohibits the broadcast of
satellite channels, and the companies have acted on their own accord.
drones in Pakistan kill 80% innocent civilians
Press TV - Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Wednesday that
the majority of those killed in drone attacks were innocent people.
According to Malik, only 20 percent of those killed in drone attacks
were militants while the rest were innocent people. Speaking to the
media outside Parliament, Malik said there were 336 drone attacks
conducted in Pakistan in which 2,300 people have been killed.
Deadline dismissed: US wants troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014
RT - Despite repeated pleas from US President Barack Obama to conclude
the war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, a leading official with the
State Department tells reporters this week that the United States is
readying plans that will leave boots on the ground for the unforeseeable
future, perhaps long after the Obama-insisted deadline comes and goes.
Police Re-open U.S. Embassy, Seize Suspect Letter
TheLocal.se - The US embassy in Stockholm was evacuated on Wednesday
with Swedish emergency services and police on the scene, investigating
what media has referred to as a mystery letter containing “an
unidentified white powder”.... It will be analyzed today or tomorrow,
but for now, no one knows what it is,” explained Albin Näverberg of the
Stockholm police to The Local.
UK Police Taser Blind Man Using Cane
Adan Salazar - You thought you’d heard it all when we reported on
Houston PD’s assassination of a wheelchair-bound, schizophrenic,
double-amputee armed with a pen; however, details on this latest police
state fiasco are equally as shocking. According to several news reports,
UK police Tasered a 61-year-old blind man from Lancashire, England after
misidentifying him as a suspect reportedly walking down the street with
a samurai sword.... Of course, the kicker is the “samurai sword” was
actually Farmer’s cane.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The Power Hour: Shepard Ambellas on Micro Drones
Intel Hub - Shepard Ambellas appeared on
Riley’s “The Power Hour” nationally syndicated radio show
this morning to discuss micro drones, the coming police state,
and more. Please check out this important broadcast and share it
Listen to the broadcast here.
Residents take community protection into their own hands after
police dept cuts
Activist Post - Residents in Josephine County Oregon have taken
matters into their own hands, in light of recent police
department budget cuts and started their own community
protection services to pick up the slack.... To fill the void
that was left behind from the county’s incompetent police
department a retired marina manager named Sam Nichols has
organized a volunteer protection service called CAC Patrol, or
Citizens Against Crime.
YouTube: If a Police Dog "Alerts," Should You Lose Your Cash,
Car and Other Property?
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires police,
in most situations, to have what is known as a "probable cause"
(a reasonable belief based on sufficient facts) before they can
search or seize property. Increasingly, however, police have
been using drug-sniffing dogs to establish probable cause to
seize, and ultimately keep through civil forfeiture, cash, cars
and other property on the grounds that the property may be
linked to a drug crime.
US more of a killer than hijackers - accused 9/11 plotter
RT - The alleged mastermind of 9/11 has said the US is
responsible for the deaths of far more people than the hijackers
who killed nearly 3000 in the 2001 attacks. He also accused the
US of abusing the term national security to justify its actions.
Khalid Sheik Mohammed was allowed to address the military
tribunal at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, during a pretrial
hearing focused on the secrecy rules that will govern legal
proceedings against him. "When the [US] government feels sad for
the killing of 3,000 on September 11, we also should feel sorry
that the US government … has killed thousands of people,
millions," Mohammed said in Arabic through his translator, as
quoted by AP.
YouTube: Reality Check: Hillary Clinton Accepting
"Responsibility" for Benghazi
Oct 16, 2012 - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at
statements from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the buck
stops with her when it comes to Benghazi.
VIDEO: FBI Entraps Witless Patsy in Federal Reserve Bombing Plot
Kurt Nimmo - Federal authorities in New York have arrested a
Bangladeshi man with “overseas connections to al-Qaida” who
planned to blow up the Federal Reserve. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul
Ahsan Nafis was provided with “inert explosives” by federal
agents and closely monitored by the FBI as he tried to act out
his plot, according to the Associated Press. Federal prosecutors
said Nafis had proposed several spots for his attack, including
the New York Stock Exchange.
Gov’t defends official suspected of child-rape
WND - Embassy says statements by victims, investigators
'unproven'. The U.S. State Department, which has come under fire
for its mishandling of security measures in Libya, now has
launched a vocal defense of a high government official in the
Netherlands accused of raping young boys.
NDAA critic stranded in Hawaii after turning up on no-fly list
RT - Wade Hicks was en route to a US Navy base in Japan to see
his wife when armed military guards informed him that they had
other plans. Hicks, an American citizen with no criminal record,
had just been put added to a federal no-fly list. After being
escorted off his plane during a routine re-fueling stop on the
Pacific Island of Oahu, Hicks, 34, was left stranded in Hawaii
this week. In an interview, he suggests that his opposition to a
newly-created law that allows for the indefinite detention of US
citizens at military prisons without charge or trial could be to
blame for his mistreatment.
Breaking: (Video) Romney Exposed
Romney’s “Bain Capital” Drug Front For Bush Cartel - Romney
Candidacy Takes Major Blow as Bain Exposed as Cartel Cash
Corporations and the wealthy funded party conventions
Press TV - Companies including Duke Energy, AT&T and Bank of
America spent millions of dollars to help stage both the
Republican and Democratic conventions, despite restrictions by
the Democrats on corporate funding for their event, financial
disclosures showed on Wednesday.
I Can’t Believe I Watched the Whole Debate
Lew Rockwell - One of its most disturbing features was Romney’s
belligerence towards China. Of course, the US–which believes
believes God has appointed it to rule the globe–hates any large
country that is economically improving itself. How wonderfully
ironic to see an ex-communist regime adopting capitalism as the
ex-capitalist US adopts fascism.
Don’t Miss This Historic Presidential Debate October 23, 2012
Daily Paul - This debate is the only 2012 Presidential debate
where the top six Presidential candidates have been invited to
participate. Confirmed candidates include: Gary Johnson,
Libertarian Party | Jill Stein, Green Party | Virgil Goode,
Constitution Party | Rocky Anderson, Justice Party...This
historic Presidential debate will take place on October 23rd at
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Please click here to RSVP and Free and Equal will send you a
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The Last Days Of America? 25 Signs Of Extreme Social Decay
Economic Collapse - Are we on the verge of societal collapse?
Many of the greatest empires throughout world history were not
conquered by outside forces. Rather, they crumbled inwardly as
extreme social decay set in. There have been many that have
compared the last days of the Roman Empire to what America is
going through right now.
Exploitative banks break rules by painting victims of card fraud
This is Money - Last week Money Mail revealed how bank customers
are being treated like criminals when they complain about
fraudulent transactions on their accounts. Since then we have
heard from victims who have had to do their own police work to
prove their innocence or were 3,000 miles away when the payments
were made. In each case the banks seem to be breaking strict
rules that demand they give back a customer’s money unless they
can prove they were at fault.
Sales stumbles raise fresh worry for corporate America
Reuters - A slowing world economy took a toll on sales of
products ranging from soft drinks to corporate jets in the third
quarter, leading top U.S. companies, including PepsiCo Inc, IBM
and Textron Inc, to miss Wall Street’s sales targets. Those
misses sparked concerns among investors that corporate America’s
year-long streak of profit growth could be nearing an end as
CEOs run out of costs to cut and customers are increasingly wary
Home remedies lower blood glucose levels preventing diabetes
(NaturalNews) Diabetes has become more prevalent than ever due
to the All-American diet consisting of fast junk food, sodas,
and the variety of other garbage people consume -- counter to
common rational health advice. Even for many participating in
healthier lifestyles and eating whole foods, blood sugar levels
may still be troublesome. Whether you're diabetic or prediabetic,
there are a variety of home remedies available to help manage
your numbers and eliminate the need for insulin.
Manage your blood sugar and diabetes with these four herbs
(NaturalNews) "Check your sugar, and take your drugs as
prescribed," seems the tired message of most industry doctors to
a steadily increasing number of diabetics. But where modern
medicine falls short in its rigid symptoms-only approach,
alternative healing can help to bridge the gap. Instead of
measuring success by glucose levels in the blood while
simultaneously blaming the poor pancreas for what is more likely
a whole-body deficiency, holistic applications can help restore
the body's ability to heal itself - to maintain homeostasis.
Scientists 'confident' they have effective vegetable-based
treatment for breast cancer
(NaturalNews)(NaturalNews) Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)
is one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of breast cancer.
It is harder to detect, grows the fastest, spreads earlier to
other parts of the body and recurs more often.... But at the
2012 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
Annual Meeting and Exposition underway in Chicago, scientists
have just announced what they say is an "effective treatment"
for TNBC. The key to this discovery? Compounds derived from
diindolylmethane (DIM), a natural-occurring chemical commonly
found in various types of cruciferous vegetables, especially
Brussels sprouts and broccoli.
Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases
risk of early death by 50 percent
(NaturalNews) Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm
about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels
from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging
adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based
nutrient. Vitamin D has demonstrated efficacy in preventing
diseases from cancer to cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Americans eat more than their body weight in GMOs every year,
(NaturalNews) The consumer advocacy organization Environmental
Working Group (EWG) has put out a new paper that estimates the
average person's yearly consumption of genetically-modified
organisms (GMOs).... The average adult in America, it turns out,
weighs 179 pounds, and consumes an average of 193 pounds of GM
corn-based products and salad oils every year. And when various
other GMOs are added into the mix that were not included as part
of the original study... the contrast between body weight and
GMO consumption widens even more significantly.
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Falling for the soy ploy
(NaturalNews) Soy is relatively new to our diets in the U.S. The
soybean was first introduced into the U.S. at the turn of the
1900s to be used in the manufacturing of industrial products
like oil, plastic and ink. Soy was not even considered a food
product and was actually deemed unfit for consumption. After
WWII, cultivation of soybeans in the U.S. rose to 140 billion
pounds per year. Fast forward another 65 years and soy products
in our food and animal feed are found everywhere. According to
the USDA, over 90 percent of soy produced in the US is
Gardasil Destroys Girl’s Ovaries: Research on Ovaries Never
Gaia Health - One girl’s ovaries were destroyed, with Gardasil
the only potential cause. Worse, though, is that Merck either
didn’t bother to examine potential effects on ovaries or hid
them—but did examine effects on testes. The BMJ has published
the case report of a healthy 16-year-old Australian girl whose
womanhood appears to have been stolen by Gardasil vaccinations.
She has been thrust into full-fledged menopause, her ovaries
irrevocably shut down, before becoming a woman.
Stop making cancer in 20 simple steps
(NaturalHealth365) How do we stop making cancer? It easily
understood but it is a little more difficult to actually do
because stop-making cancer involves changing our lifestyles
radically. For some, this is easily done while for others it is
the most difficult thing they have ever done.
Google Opens Virtual Window Into Secretive Data Center
CBS News - Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive
data centers where an intricate maze of computers process
Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and
distribute email for millions of people. The unprecedented peek
is being provided through a new website unveiled Wednesday at
http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/./ . The
site features photos from inside some of the eight data centers
that Google Inc. already has running in the U.S., Finland and
Belgium. Google is also building data centers in Hong Kong,
Taiwan, Singapore and Chile.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto tries to criminalize saving seeds, drags farmer into
(NaturalNews) As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole
natural world weren't brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully
and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this
time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice
Soil Health: Cover Up for Cold
Mother Earth News - Organic matter is a garden's cold-weather
cover of choice, and the easiest and most effective way to
provide it is to sow a cover crop. Cover crops are plants grown
not to be eaten or admired, but to be cut down and dug back into
the soil to enrich it. There are different crops for different
climates, but all pay off big: Beds over-wintered with cover
crops start spring leaps and bounds ahead of uncovered beds.
Kasel Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats Recall
Susan Thixton - Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is
voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY ROASTED AMERICAN PIG
EARS AND BOOTS & BARKLEY AMERICAN VARIETY PACK DOG TREATS
product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans
are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated
pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed
their hands after having contact with the pet products or any
surfaces exposed to these products.
in History - Wednesday - October 17, 2012
1777 - American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was
the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
1888 - The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at
1917 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.
1931 - Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced
to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
1933 - "News-Week" appeared for the first time at newsstands. The name
was later changed to "Newsweek."
1933 - Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ, after leaving
1945 - Colonel Juan Peron became the dictator of Argentina after staging
a coup in Buenos Aires.
1973 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an
oil-embargo against several countries including the U.S. and Great
Britain. The incident stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt
and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted
until March of 1974.
1978 - U.S. President Carter signed a bill that restored full U.S.
citizenship rights to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1979 - Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1987 - U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan underwent a modified radical
mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San
Francisco Bay area in California. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.
1994 - Israel and Jordan initialed a draft peace treaty.
1994 - The Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace treaty that
ended their 19 years of civil war.
2001 - Israel's tourism minister was killed. A radical Palestinian
faction claimed that it had carried out the assassination to avenge the
killing of its leader by Israel 2 months earlier.
2001 - Pakistan placed its armed forces on high alert because of troop
movements by India in the disputed territory of Kashmir. India said that
the movements were part of a normal troop rotation.
2001 - Italian priest Giuseppe "Beppe" Pierantoni was kidnapped by the
terrorist group the "Pentagon." He was released on April 8, 2002.
2003 - In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug,
known as memantine, to help people with Alzheimer's symptoms.
2003 - In Taipei, Taiwan, construction crews finished
1,676-foot-tall-building called Taipei 101. The building was planned to
open for business in 2004.
2003 - In northwest England, the Carnforth railway station reopened as a
Six killed in Turkey-PKK clashes
Press TV - At least three Turkish soldiers and three members of the
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed in clashes in
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PKK vows violent reprisal if Turkey attacks Syrian Kurds
Propaganda Alert: Iran Plotting to Spill Oil in Strait of Hormuz,
From the Trenches - Iran is secretly planning to spill oil into the
Strait of Hormuz as revenge for Western sanctions, according to Der
Spiegel. The German news weekly claims to have spoken to Western
intelligence sources who say they have obtained Iran’s classified report
on the operation, which has the potential to create an environmental
Global Food Reserves Have Reached Their Lowest Level In Almost 40 Years
Activist Post - Experts are warning that if next summer is similar to
this summer that it could be enough to trigger a major global food
crisis... In the Western world, the first place where we are going to
notice the impact of this crisis is in the price of food. It is being
projected that overall food prices will rise between 5 and 20 percent by
the end of this year.
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The Next Food Crisis Will Be Caused By Globalist Land-Grabs...
Israeli terror drones pound besieged Gaza Strip
Press TV - Early on Wednesday, five remote-controlled Israeli
assassination drones fired missiles at targets in the northern part of
Gaza, injuring two people. On Sunday, two people were killed and three
others injured when Israeli fighter jets struck targets in Deir al-Balah
in the central Gaza Strip. The Israeli military frequently bombs the
Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive
purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation
of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.
New York Times: Weapons Going to al-Qaeda in Syria
Kurt Nimmo - “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and
Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar
al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more
secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to
American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats,” the New York Times
reported on Monday. In other words, the CIA and the fanatical Wahhabists
in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting and arming al-Qaeda in much the
same way they did in Libya.
Iraq sacks central bank governor in corruption probe
Press TV - The Iraqi cabinet has removed the longtime governor of the
country's central bank after he and other senior bank officials were
targeted in a probe into an alleged financial impropriety.... A special
parliamentary committee is investigating to determine whether the
officials at the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) had intentionally weakened
the value of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar.
Greece Is Not Poor – It Actually Has Massive Uptapped Reserves Of Gold,
Oil And Natural Gas
Economic Collapse - It turns out that the poster child for the European
debt crisis is not actually poor at all. In fact, the truth is that the
nation of Greece is sitting on absolutely massive untapped reserves of
gold, oil and natural gas. If the Greeks were to fully exploit the
natural resources that are literally right under their feet, they would
no longer have any debt problems. Fortunately, this recent economic
crisis has spurred them to action and it is now being projected that
Greece will be the number one gold producer in Europe by 2016.
Pentagon Hacker McKinnon Wins 10-Year Extradition Battle
Wired.com - U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May announced on Tuesday that
her office would block the U.S. extradition request on human rights
grounds, since McKinnon, 46, was at high risk of suicide were he to be
sent to the U.S. to face trial.... McKinnon, who was dubbed the “biggest
military computer hack of all time” by U.S. authorities, has admitted to
accessing U.S. government computers more than a decade ago, but claims
he did so only to find proof of a military coverup regarding the
existence of UFO’s. McKinnon has been accused of hacking into more than
90 unclassified Pentagon and NASA systems in 2001 and 2002, causing some
of them to crash. Authorities say his actions led to $900,000 in
Ideology trumps reason as Germans pay the price for abandoning nuclear
RT - After a simultaneous earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast
caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant in March last
year, in the worst accident since Chernobyl, Chancellor Angela Merkel
did not hesitate. With broad public support, she immediately ordered the
closure of eight existing nuclear power plants, with the rest scheduled
to be phased out by 2022, nearly fifteen years earlier than planned.
Instead, she promised to bolster the role of renewable energy...
pledging that 35 percent of all power consumed in the country would be
from green sources by 2020, a figure later upped to 40 percent.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Arizona National Guard Recruiters Hunted Homeless With Paintball
Guns, Other Misconduct: Report
Huffington Post - The Republic conducted a five-month
investigation into the Arizona National Guard's conduct and
culture, determining that criminal and ethical misconduct not
only exists, but festers due to leadership failures and lax
discipline. The newspaper conducted interviews with military
officers and obtained records that suggest a decade-long
patchwork of "sexual abuse, enlistment improprieties, forgery,
firearms violations, embezzlement, and assaults." One of the
most shocking allegations claims National Guard recruiters
frequently hunted homeless people with paintball guns.
VIDEO: Propaganda 101: Pentagon To Debut Most Expensive Weapons
Program Ever In New Superman Film
Steve Watson - The pentagon has reportedly “chosen” the
Hollywood re-boot of Superman to introduce the world to the most
expensive weapons program in human history, the new F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter jet plane. The new stealth jet will appear in Man
of Steel... “It was a target of opportunity,” Phil Strub, the
Pentagon’s Hollywood liaison, tells Danger Room. “They liked the
idea of having the most modern, the newest fighter aircraft in
the background,” While Strub denies that the fighters have
anything to do with the plot, IMDB lists two actors as “F-35
pilots” in the film.
Justice Department seeks dismissal of Fast and Furious lawsuit
Fox News - The Justice Department on Monday night sought
dismissal of a lawsuit by a Republican-led House of
Representatives committee demanding that Attorney General Eric
Holder produce records about the botched law enforcement probe
of gun-trafficking called Operation Fast and Furious.... In its
court papers, the Justice Department says the Constitution does
not permit the courts to resolve the political dispute between
the executive branch and the House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee that is seeking the records. The political
branches have a long history of resolving disputes over
congressional requests without judicial intervention, the court
Unbelievable! An orange beard on Khalid Sheik Mohammed? Like the
Aurora shooting suspect
RT - Torture talk banned from 9/11 trial. Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed, the accused mastermind behind 9/11, was subjected to
the torturous interrogation method known as waterboarding nearly
200 times during years of detention. The US won’t let that be
brought up in court right just yet, though.... This courtroom
sketch by artist Janet Hamlin shows alleged 9/11 mastermind
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as he holds up a piece of paper during a
court recess at his Military Commissions hearing.(AFP Photo /
YouTube: Ben Swann: Why Media Won't Talk About Executive Orders
Cincinnati Ohio October 9, 2012 - Ben Swann, Host and Producer
of Reality Check speaking at a Libertas Meeting in Cincinnati,
OH. Ben talks about Executive Orders, The Drug War, NDAA and
Internet Piracy bills.
Link to the full speech here.
Another debate, another debacle for America’s media
Washington Times - In the runup to the second presidential
debate, CNN’s Candy Crowley declared that she would not just be
a “fly on the wall” as she played the tiny role of moderator,
that she would step in whenever she chose to say, “Hey, wait a
second, what about X, Y, Z?” And boy did she, cutting off
Republican Mitt Romney repeatedly and often throwing the floor
to President Obama with an open “let me give the president a
VIDEO: Second 2012 Presidential Debate From Hofstra University
Liberty Crier - Recorded Live from Hofstra University, the site
of the second presidential debate.
Threats of Election Violence Ignored by Government, Mainstream
Examiner - Threats of rioting, chaos and death over the upcoming
presidential election are racing across Facebook and Twitter.
Thousands of posts on the social media websites call for harming
presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his supporters if
President Barack Obama loses the November election.
Director of soup kitchen furious after Paul Ryan 'shows up
uninvited, washes clean pans for a photo op and then leaves'
Daily mail - The a 15-minute feel-good photo op at an Ohio soup
kitchen for Paul Ryan has turned into trouble and ill will, the
charity's director claims. Brian J Antal, the president of the
Mahoning County St Vincent De Paul Society, says the Republican
vice presidential candidate showed up uninvited, scrubbed pots
and pans that were already clean and posed for pictures with his
family on Saturday. Mr Antal says he was never informed that
Ryan was coming -- and wouldn't have granted him permission to
make a campaign stop there if he had.
YouTube: Ron Paul on CNBC's Pre-Debate Show 10/16/2012
Leaked Debate Agreement Shows Both Obama and Romney are
Gawker - Time's Mark Halperin has made himself useful for once
by obtaining, and publishing, a copy of the
21-page memorandum of understanding that the Obama and
Romney campaigns negotiated with the Commission on Presidential
Debates establishing the rules governing this month's
presidential and vice presidential face-offs. The upshot: Both
campaigns are terrified at anything even remotely spontaneous
happening. They aren't permitted to ask each other questions,
propose pledges to each other, or walk outside a "predesignated
area." And for the town-hall-style debate tomorrow night, the
audience members posing questions aren't allowed to ask
follow-ups (their mics will be cut off as soon as they get their
questions out). Nor will moderator Candy Crowley.
VIDEO: Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at
RT - Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill
Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to
enter the site of tonight’s presidential debate at the Hofstra
University. The two were protesting against the exclusion of all
but the two major political parties from taking part in the
VIDEO: Obama or Romney: War and Economic Collapse Regardless Who
Wins the Election
Kurt Nimmo - CNN is making a big deal out of Romney’s “right
leaning” supporters. The corporate media branch of the
Pentagon’s psyops program thinks there’s a good chance these
“severely conservative” voters may push Romney over the top and
get him installed in the White House as preeminent teleprompter
reader for the global elite. In August, Peter Schiff, economic
adviser to Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, said he thinks
the economic implosion will occur during the next
Prominent Ron Paul National Delegate Endorses Mitt Romney
undercoverporcupine.com - In a stunning turn of events recently,
established Maine businesswoman and Ron Paul-supporting National
Delegate to the Republican National Convention Linda Bean
endorsed Mitt Romney for President. Her endorsement is
significant because of her position in the liberty movement and
the Republican Party.
26 things to get done before the global debt collapse
(NaturalNews) The time between today and the day the global debt
collapse reaches our shores is finite. The U.S. national debt
clock shows a nation spiraling into financial oblivion. When Ron
Paul says "Americans should be panicking" over the Fed's new QE
unlimited policy of infinite money creation, he was actually
holding back. In reality, Americans should have been protesting
in the streets... everywhere!
Government Spending: $27 Million for Moroccan Pottery Classes?
Over $500 Billion for Defense?
Intel Hub - Tom Coburn, a medical doctor and a member of
Congress has published “Waste Book 2012,” which outlines some of
the wildest government expenditures. He reveals that $19 billion
is spent on outlandish projects and programs. The following is a
list of points extracted from the book...
U.S. Postal Service hits borrowing limit for first time
Reuters - The financially struggling United States Postal
Service has hit its $15 billion borrowing limit for the first
time ever, meaning it will have to rely on revenues from stamps
and other products to fund operations.... Congress left
Washington without acting on legislation that might help the
agency attain some financial stability. Nearly all legislation
is on hold until after the U.S. presidential elections on
How the Obama-Biden Plan Raises Taxes on One Million Small
atr.org - The Obama-Biden tax plan calls for a hike in the small
business tax rate from 35 percent today to over 40 percent next
year. President Obama and his supporters will often argue that
“only” three percent of small business owners will be affected
by his tax rate hike. While this is true, it masks the fact that
this is a tax increase on one million successful small
businesses (i.e. three percent of the 30 million small business
tax returns filed annually). The Obama-Biden plan will raise
taxes on a majority of small business profits and hit those
companies which employ a majority of Americans who work for
small businesses. Here’s how...
VIDEO: Proof that GMO’s threaten human life
(NaturalHealth365)Simply put, genetically modified foods
represent one of the greatest threats to human existence – ever!
So, the question is, how do we take back control of our food
supply and ensure that future generations can live healthy,
productive (disease free) lives? The answer is educate yourself
and teach others what you’ve learned about the value of fresh,
organic foods. Thanks to Jeffrey Smith, there is a free movie
(until Oct. 17), every person concerned about their health
should watch this film – NOW!
GMO madness: Frankenscientists develop genetically-modified
chickens they claim will halt avian flu transmission
Like all other GM foods and animals, the GM chickens developed
for the study have yet to undergo any long-term safety studies,
which means there is no indication that they are in any way safe
for human consumption.... The answers to flu prevention are
right in front of us, and every single one of them exists in
nature. Vitamin D, medicinal mushrooms, aloe vera, garlic, olive
leaf extract, oil of oregano -- these are just a few of the many
natural compounds that possess powerful immune-boosting,
flu-fighting capabilities. Why are researchers not spending more
time investigating these natural solutions to disease rather
than tampering with the blueprints of life at every chance they
Common backyard weed may curb cancer risk
(NaturalNews) Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum), also known as
Virginia pepperweed and poor man's pepper, can reach three feet
high and has flowering stalks with jagged leaves. The plant also
produces seed pods. The leaf, flower, pod and root are all
edible, lending an intense spiced flavor that some compare with
arugula. The leaves and flowers add an interesting accent to
sauces, soups, salads and smoothies. Dried seed pods can be
ground and used like black pepper whereas the root can be
pulverized and mixed with vinegar as a substitute for
horseradish. Recognizing such versatile value, ancient Incas
cultivated peppergrass and Pliny wrote about it in 300 BCE.
B vitamins bolster immune response to fight infection and
(NaturalNews) A vibrant immune response is important to fight
viral infections and the common cold, but is also essential to
protect against the development and progression of chronic
illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia.
Many of the most advanced natural therapies to fight and treat
the most prevalent illnesses that plaque the young and old alike
are centered on heightening our own immune response to
accurately detect and eradicate foreign invaders in our body.
Eating tomatoes is shown to slash stroke risk in half
(NaturalNews) A research team from the University of Eastern
Finland, reporting in the journal, Neurology has determined that
eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods is associated with a
lower risk of stroke, due in large part to high concentrations
of the potent antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene is a well studied
compound that gives tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables
their deep red color. In prior studies, lycopene has been
associated with a significant risk reduction in the development
and progression of prostate cancer.
7 Amazing Medicinal Properties of the Banana Plant
Green Med Info - Not only does the banana contain the drug
naproxen, the neuroactive hormones dopamine, norepinephrine and
serotonin, but it has been studied for the following 7 health
Research: Pomegranate May Reverse Blocked Arteries
Green Med Info - While technically a berry, pomegranate "fruit"
may be nature's answer to turning the tides against the #1 cause
of death in the industrialized world: heart disease.
9 Supermarket Secrets: What Your Grocer Won’t Tell You
Natural Society - At this point, you are likely a label reader,
you check produce stickers to see how far your vegetables have
traveled, and you are on the lookout for food items you know, or
at least suspect, may have genetically-modified ingredients.
But, are you aware of all the many supermarket secrets that
could be working against your physical and financial health –
aside from you feeling things like nasty effects of pesticides
smothered on your produce?
3 Vintage ‘Scientific’ Big Pharma Drugs that Contained
Ingredients Like Heroin
Natural Society - Would you like some Bayer Heroin for that
cough? How about some cocaine for that back pain? It sounds
truly insane now, but for decades major drug companies like
Bayer were peddling off diacetylmorphine (known as heroin) as a
powerful pharmaceutical method of treating coughs, curing
morphine addiction (seriously), and just about everything else.
Better yet, virtually all of these products were proudly
advertised in the prestigious American Journal of Surgery.
Dead Ends: United States v. Jones and the Katz Conundrum
nclawreview.org - The Supreme Court greatly surprised everyone
by ruling unanimously that the GPS tracking at issue was subject
to Fourth Amendment protections. More substantively, however,
the decision resulted in three separate opinions applying vastly
different rationales. This Article explains the Jones decision;
situates it within the broader framework of constitutional
search and seizure law; analyzes and critiques the various
opinions; and explores the many varied, significant implications
that Jones either will or may have for the future of Fourth
Black Friday for Pets
Susan Thixton - It's time. We've asked nicely, pleaded, and have
signed countless petitions. Still nothing; not one national
retailer has removed the jerky treats imported from China from
store shelves. We've been patient enough. Let's REALLY get their
attention...Let's ask some serious questions of store managers
on the busiest shopping day of the year!... On Black Friday,
2012 (November 23, 2012) determined pet food consumers all
across the U.S. and Canada will gather together in front of
in History - Tuesday - October 16, 2012
1701 - The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, CT. The school
moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name to Yale College.
1829 - In Boston, MA, the first modern hotel in America opened. The
Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four
1859 - Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry, VA (now
located in West Virginia).
1869 - A hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to install indoor
1916 - Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York
1928 - Marvin Pipkin received a patent for the frosted electric light
1941 - The Nazis advanced to within 60 miles of Moscow. Romanians
entered Odessa, USSR, and began exterminating 150,000 Jews.
1943 - Chicago's new subway system was officially opened with a ribbon
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy was informed that there were missile bases
in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis.
1964 - China detonated its first atomic bomb becoming the world's fifth
1967 - NATO headquarters opened in Brussels.
1970 - Anwar Sadat was elected president of Egypt to succeed Gamal Abdel
1973 - Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were named winners of the Nobel
Peace Prize. The Vietnamese official declined the award.
1982 - China announced that it had successfully fired a ballistic
missile from a submarine.
1987 - Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned well that she
had fallen into in Midland, TX. The was trapped for 58 hours.
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed the Gramm-Rudman budget
reduction law that ordered federal programs be cut by $16.1 billion.
1993 - The U.N. Security Council approved the deployment of U.S.
warships to enforce a blockade on Haiti to increase pressure on the
controlling military leaders.
1994 - German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was re-elected to a fourth term.
1995 - The "Million Man March" took place in Washington, DC.
1997 - Charles M. Schulz and his wife Jeannie announced that they would
give $1 million toward the construction of a D-Day memorial to be placed
2000 - It was announced that Chevron Corp. would be buying Texaco Inc.
for $35 billion. The combined company was called Chevron Texaco Corp.
and became the 4th largest oil company in the world.
2002 - It was reported that North Korea had told the U.S. that it had a
secret nuclear weapons program in violation of an 1994 agreement with
2002 - The Arthur Andersen accounting firm was sentenced to five years
probation and fined $500,000 for obstructing a federal investigation of
the energy company Enron.
UN peace envoy to Syria denies plans to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops
RT - Reports on an alleged plan to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops to
war-torn Syria are “false,” said Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League
peace envoy to Syria, denying mass media speculations. "You've read that
I have asked for peacekeeping," Brahimi told reporters at a joint news
conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. "I haven't." "I
don't know where this news came [from]. It certainly did not come from
me," Brahimi said.
The IMF and World Bank Use Arab Uprisings to Expand Control Over Nations
Activist Post - Many oil-producing nations such as Saudi Arabia, the US,
the UK, Japan and Kuwait have pledged $165 million to fund an initiative
of the World Bank that will allegedly prop up countries that have been
affected by manufactured Arab Spring uprisings. Along with the approval
of the UN, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the
Islamic Development bank and the OPEC fund for International Development
are supporting the partnership.
Clinton: I'm responsible for consulate security
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is
answering Republican criticism of the Obama administration's handling of
last month's attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying she
- not the White House - is responsible for security at all of America's
Nigerian city rocked by 15 explosions
RT - At least 15 explosions and sustained gunfire have rocked the
northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri Monday as government forces
battled Islamist militants there, witnesses say. Soldiers have locked
down most of the city center, but it remained unclear what exactly
happened in Maiduguri as authorities have not commented on the
situation, AP reports.
S&P downgrades 11 Spanish lenders
RT - The US-based Standard & Poor’s rating agency has cut the credit
ratings of 11 Spanish banks including the country’s largest Banco
Santander SA and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), following the
national rating cut last week. “The sovereign downgrade has direct
negative rating implications on those banks that we rated higher than
the 'BBB-' long-term rating on Spain, and on all banks where we factored
extraordinary government support into the ratings,” the S&P said in a
Global cyber war: New Flame-linked malware detected
RT - A new cyber espionage program linked to the notorious Flame and
Gauss malware has been detected by Russia's Kaspersky Lab. The
anti-virus giant’s chief warns that global cyber warfare is in “full
swing” and will probably escalate in 2013. The virus, dubbed miniFlame,
and also known as SPE, has already infected computers in Iran, Lebanon,
France, the United States and Lithuania.
Ground under Fukushima Unit 4 sinking, structure on verge of complete
(NaturalNews) During a recent interview, Mitsuhei Murata, the former
Japanese Ambassador to both Switzerland and Senegal, explained that the
ground beneath the plant's Unit 4 is gradually sinking, and that the
entire structure is very likely on the verge of complete collapse. This
is highly concerning, as Unit 4 currently holds more than 1,500 spent
nuclear fuel rods, and a collective 37 million curies of deadly
radiation that, if released, could make much of the world completely
Seafood Imported To Canada and U.S Raised on Pig Feces
preventdisease.com - At Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Trading & Processing Export
Enterprise, a seafood exporter on Vietnam’s southern coast that ships to
Canada and US geographic markets--fish and seafood are obtained from
farmers who use feces from hundreds of pigs and geese. At the plant
itself there’s trash on the floor, and flies crawl over baskets of
processed shrimp stacked in an unchilled room. Shrimp headed for western
markets are packed in dirty plastic tubs. They're covered in ice made
with tap water that the Vietnamese Health Ministry says should be boiled
before drinking because of the risk of contamination with bacteria.
bans import of Iranian gas to European countries – German FM
RT - EU governments have agreed to one of the toughest sets of sanctions
against Iran's nuclear program. German Foreign Minister Guido
Westerwelle has announced the EU is banning the import of Iranian
natural gas into European Union countries. The set of sanctions also
includes a ban on financial transactions between European and Iranian
banks, with some exceptions for those involving humanitarian aid, food,
and medicine purchases.... Further export restrictions were imposed on
graphite, metals, and software for industrial processes. Restrictive
measures were also made relating to Iran's ship building industry.
* Related Article:
EU bans broadcast of Iranian channels
US drops Gaza scholarships after Israel travel ban
Desert News - Under Israeli pressure, U.S. officials have quietly
canceled a two-year-old scholarship program for students in the Gaza
Strip, undercutting one of the few American outreach programs to people
in the Hamas-ruled territory.... The program offers about 30
scholarships to promising but financially challenged Palestinian high
school seniors from Gaza and the West Bank to study in local Palestinian
To Fight Hyperstagflation, Greece Will Allow Sale Of Expired Food
Zero Hedge - Against a deflationary environment of austerity-driven wage
and pension cuts combined with rising unemployment; food, commodity, and
fuel prices continue to surge in Greece. The government has taken an
unusual step - allowing the sale of expired food at lower prices. As Voz
Populi reports, this act means the government has 'virtually admitted
their inability to control prices" as the worst aspects of stagflation
crush the Hellenic Republic.
The Global Water Crisis Will Shake Humanity To Its Core
Business Insider - 1.6 billion people live in regions with absolute
water scarcity and by 2025 two-thirds of the world's population could be
living under water stressed conditions. And it's just getting worse.
Late energy analyst Matthew Simmons warned this was scarier than peak
oil: "As global population grows, water usage has to rise for
sanitation, food production and modern energy creation. It is unclear
whether this can happen." The following slides contain alarming charts
Fukushima utility: We could have prevented nuclear meltdowns
smartplanet.com - The utility that owns the Fukushima nuclear plant has
admitted that it failed to take proper safety measures that could have
prevented the meltdowns triggered by the tragic earthquake and tsunami
that struck Japan in March 2011. The tsunami knocked out emergency
generators that powered the cooling system at the Fukushima-Daiichi
reactors, causing three of them to melt down. In a damning internal
report available on its website, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)
bluntly confesses that “the problem was that preparations were not made
Fukushima beef being shipped to US restaurants
NHK World - Cattle farmers in Fukushima Prefecture have resumed beef
exports to the United States for the first time in 2 and a half years.
Farmers celebrated the shipment of 3 cattle with a ceremony on Sunday.
The leader of a local agricultural cooperative said the resumption is a
tailwind for Fukushima farmers who have been suffering from the effects
of the nuclear accident. The 3 cattle will be processed in Japan and the
meat will be sold to upscale restaurants in the United States.
Seasonal-flu shots halted in Canada
dispatch.com - A "perplexing" Canadian study linking the H1N1 virus to
seasonal-flu shots is throwing the nation's influenza plans into
disarray and straining public faith in the government agencies
responsible for protecting Canada's health. Distributed for peer review
last week, the study confounded infectious-disease experts in suggesting
that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to catch
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Generators For New Orleans
This video was taken on 10/06/2012 at the Panama City, FL Home
Depot. This Home Depot was a temporary drop off location of many
generators that are destined for New Orleans. It was uncertain
if they are stocking up for an upcoming emergency, such as the
BAYOU CORNE SINKHOLE.
Domes to Line the Texas Coast in Preparation for Something to
Intel Hub - Disaster-proof domes that can sustain winds in
excess of 250 mph will cost taxpayers more than $50 a foot. FEMA
has now offered to pick up the tab of at least $50 million
dollars, to install disaster shelters in and around Houston
that, according to the manufacturer, (ABC Domes based out of
Sealy – Division of Golden Sands General Contracting out of
Miami) are “almost impenetrable”.... What is interesting is how
recent reports vary in nature. Some say that the domes are to
protect citizens from hurricanes while others say that FEMA
equipment will be held in the domes.
Police State Joke: Seattle Bombsquad Blows up Abandoned
Flashlight Near FBI Office
Intel Hub - After blowing up the mysterious device FBI
Spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said that it was not explosive or
hazardous and no threat had been made to the agency, but it was
in fact just a flashlight, that may or may not have had a
blinking red light on it somewhere, which gave the security
guard and the entire police force the indication that it must be
a bomb. The police all have the same story and they are sticking
ACLU and media challenge transparency of 9/11 trial
RT - As legal proceedings move forward for five Guantanamo Bay
prisoners charged with roles in the September 11 terrorist
attacks, the US government wants the court to censor their
testimonies in a move civil liberties lawyers condemn as
Second Ad Featuring PM Netanyahu Airs in Florida
israelnationalnews.com - The ad, which will air in Miami, West
Palm Beach and Ft. Myers, is the work of a tax-exempt non-profit
organization called Secure America Now, which due to its c4 tax
status, is not required to disclose its donors. In September the
group aired the first ad of its kind featuring the Israeli prime
minister, in an attempt to urge voters in these key Jewish
population centers of the dire need to elect a president who
will be able to forcefully and effectively contend with the
perilous Iranian regime. Related Videos
Earthquake Disaster Drill Masks FEMA’s Martial Law Agenda
Kurt Nimmo - According to a FEMA press release, more than a
million people will take part in “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” an
earthquake drill to be held after the first anniversary of the
M5.9 Mineral, Virginia earthquake.... Georgia, South Carolina,
North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia
“are encouraging their schools, businesses, organizations,
government agencies, communities, and households to participate
in this historic event,” the press release states. FEMA claims
nearly 11 million people around the world will participate in
Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals
CBS Tampa - The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan
that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon
their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic
plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian
students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics
and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade
level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be
proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and
blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such
as poverty and disabilities, reported the Palm Beach Post.
VIDEO: Seriously? Paramedic Punished For Covering Old Crippled
House-Fire Victim With Donated Blanket
Activist Post - Don't know what the weather is like in your
region, but in Detroit, Michigan it is currently cold! So when
paramedic Jeff Gaglio noticed a shivering, elderly crippled man
in nothing but his underwear brought outside during a house fire
two weeks ago; he very naturally covered that man in a blanket.
And for that, he was punished - but the story gets more
GOP unleashes attacks on Libertarian presidential candidate
RT - Recent polls suggest Republican nominee Mitt Romney is
narrowing in on US President Barack Obama, but the incumbent
isn’t the only one posing a challenge to the GOP. Libertarian
candidate Gary Johnson is also giving Republicans a run for
their money.... With [Ron] Paul being pushed out of the GOP
races, Johnson is quickly moving in on the ground that the
congressman has relinquished along with his run, and with it
gaining yet more momentum. For the Republican establishment,
this is worrisome to say the least.
Comparing Obama's and Romney's stances on the issues
Daily Paul - Hmmm...seems I'm having difficulty here coming up
with differences...they appear to be the same candidate.
VIDEO: Another CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Wins
thinkprogress.org - Last week, billionaire CEO David Siegel, who
runs a timeshare empire, threatened to fire employees if
President Obama is reelected in November, saying in an email,
“the economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What
does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same
Presidential administration.” And Siegel is not alone in pushing
his employees to cast their vote a certain way. MSNBC’s Chris
Hayes reported today on another CEO — Arthur Allen of ASG
Software Solutions — who said in an email to his employees that
they’d only have themselves to blame if they lose their jobs if
21 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is About To Go To A
Whole New Level
Economic Collapse - The global debt crisis has reached a
dangerous new phase. Unfortunately, most Americans are not
taking notice of it yet because most of the action is taking
place overseas, and because U.S. financial markets are riding
high. But just because the global economic crisis is unfolding
at the pace of a “slow-motion train wreck” right now does not
mean that it isn’t incredibly dangerous.
VIDEO: Ron Paul’s Latest Speech in Victoria, Texas 10-13-2012
Liberty Crier - Congressman Ron Paul, along with his wife Carol
rode in the Victoria GOP parade entry in Saturday’s “Parade That
Never Was” honoring all Vietnam War veterans as well as families
who lost loved ones in the war.
‘You should’ve served US better and died!’ Debt collector
berates disabled veteran
RT - A debt collector, angered that a disabled US Army veteran
was living off of disability payments, told him he “should have
died” in war instead of "taking advantage of" other Americans.
Minnesota-based debt collection agency Gurstel Chargo is now
facing a lawsuit for verbally abusing the Army vet over a $6,000
defaulted student loan, Courthouse News reports.... Michael
Collier was declared 100 per cent disabled after suffering
permanent spine and head injuries while in the Army. As a
result, both Collier and his wife receive disability payments
from the federal Social Security Administration, which are
exempt from seizure by debt collectors.
Reverse Mortgages for the Elderly Is Costing Some Their Homes
NY Times -The very loans that are supposed to help seniors stay
in their homes are in many cases pushing them out.... Joan
Serioux-Forde, 72, thought that she couldn’t feel more
devastated after her husband, Christopher, died last year. Then,
roughly a month after the funeral, she received a letter from
Generation Mortgage, a reverse mortgage lender, informing her
that unless she paid $293,000, she would lose her home in San
Bernardino, Calif. Ms. Forde said she was never informed that if
she wasn’t on the reverse mortgage deed, she would have
virtually no right to stay in her home unless she bought it
Pennsylvania colleges to allow fracking on campus
RT - Governor Corbett signed his name to Pennsylvania Senate
Bill 367 this week, and with it gave his seal of approval for
schools to cut contracts with energy companies to open the door
for oil drilling and coal mining corporations to set up shop on
campuses across the state. By authorizing that act, though,
companies that conduct hydraulic fracturing drills, or “fracking,"
will be allowed to conduct tests on school grounds.
Macondo not dead, BP hiding crude oil source
Examiner - Government scientists definitively linked a new Gulf
of Mexico oil slick, that has moved to some 90 miles from the
sinkhole, to BP’s 2010 oil catastrophe, saying it is probably
from a BP Deepwater Horizon rig pipe, but one expert is not
buying it and people are demanding evidence about the source of
the crude oil, both in the gulf and the sinkhole.
* Related Article:
Rep. Ed Markey Calls for Full Undersea Survey...
Turmeric Prevents One of The Most Malignant Cancers In The World
preventdisease.com - Powdered turmeric has been used for
centuries to treat a host of illnesses. Its active ingredient,
curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions, has anti-diabetic
effects, reduces cholesterol among other powerful health
effects. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat
(LMU) in Munich now shows that it can also inhibit formation of
When you peel an orange, don't throw away the white part under
the skin: Bioflavonoids help fight cancer and obesity
(NaturalNews) Citrus fruits have long had a reputation for high
concentrations of healthful nutrients such as vitamin C, and
recent research continues to uncover new health benefits from
many citrus flavonoids. Although the flavonoids are abundant
within the fruit itself, they are found in highest concentration
in the peel -- which means that unless you're cooking with
citrus peel or zest, the best way to get the full antioxidant
punch is to eat a bit of the tart, white flesh on the inside of
the fruit's peel.
New Evidence Demolishes Claims of Safety and Effectiveness of
Dr Mercola - A systematic review of pre- and post-licensure
trials of the HPV vaccine shows that its effectiveness is not
only overstated (through the use of selective reporting or
“cherry picking” data) but also completely unproven. As of
mid-August 2012, VAERS has received 119 reports of death
following HPV vaccination. Reported adverse events also include:
894 reports of disability and 517 life-threatening adverse
Generic Accutane poses serious health risks - here's a better
solution for acne
(NaturalNews) Released in the early 1980s, Accutane has been
touted as a miracle cure for acne over the past three decades.
However, in 2009, due to rising public health concerns and
emerging lawsuits the drug's manufacturer, Hoffmann-laRoche
Pharmaceuticals, pulled the drug off the market in 12 countries
including the U.S. While Accutane remains off the market,
various generic forms of the drug still exist. These
pharmaceuticals go under the names Amnesteem, Claravis and
Two new drugs tied to colossal meningitis outbreak
RT - The New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Massachusetts
has already recalled all of its products from store shelves
after tainted vaccines produced in their labs were linked to a
recent meningitis outbreak... Now authorities fear that two
other drugs manufactured by NECC could be tarnished, opening up
even more Americans to possible infection.... Previously a
steroid injection used for back pain produced by NECC,
methylprednisolone acetate, was believed to be the only culprit
behind the outbreak. Now, however, the FDA believes doses of
triamcinolone acetonide and cardioplegic solution could be
causing causes as well. Those drugs are often administered to
patients undergoing organ transplants or eye surgery, Fox News
VIDEO: Dental Amalgam (Silver) Fillings and Cancer: Is there a
Natural Society - According to the European commission: "Mercury
and most of its compounds are highly toxic to humans, animals
and ecosystems. High doses can be fatal to humans, but even
relatively low doses can seriously affect the nervous system and
have been linked with possible harmful effects on the
cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems." Mercury
fillings have hormone disrupting effects. Scientists suggest
methyl mercury somehow disrupts estrogen production.
Why Does the Government Care so Much About Vaccinating You?
Natural Society - Like any other drug dealer, there’s only ever
one real motivation, and it isn’t your health. The Alliance for
Natural Health reports that the federal government has recently
invested $400 million towards developing vaccines and similar
drugs. This money is going to the Big Pharma companies of
Novartis, Lonza, and GlaxoSmithKline, among others. They
recently gave Sanofi Pasteur $77.4 million to retrofit their
vaccine plant, far less than the company is putting towards the
VIDEO: Confirmed Again: Statin Drugs Accelerate Cardiovascular
Dr Mercola - A new study in the journal Atherosclerosis shows
that statin use is associated with a 52 percent increased
prevalence and extent of calcified coronary plaque compared to
non-users.... These disturbing findings come right on the heels
of another study published in the journal Diabetes Care, which
discovered that type 2 diabetics with advanced atherosclerosis
who are frequent statin users have significantly higher amounts
of coronary artery calcification compared to less frequent users
of the drug.
Smartphone Apps Now Use Microphone to Record Your Conversations
Paul Joseph Watson - Did you know that many of the apps you
download to your smartphone now use your microphone to listen to
you and your camera to take pictures of you without your
confirmation? New terms of agreement contracts now being
attached to app downloads require users to accept that their
cellphones become literal monitoring devices that record
conversations and surreptitiously take pictures without the user
ever giving permission.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
U.S. Supreme Court to hear case challenging legitimacy of GM seed-saving
(NaturalNews) In a landmark case that could either make or break the
biotechnology industry as we currently know it, the U.S. Supreme Court
will soon decide whether or not corporate seed giants like Monsanto can
legitimately sue farmers who reuse second generation,
genetically-modified (GM) seeds to grow future crops without paying
royalties on them.
in History - Monday - October 15, 2012
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St.
Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
1860 - Grace Bedell, 11 years old, wrote a letter to presidential
candidate Abraham Lincoln. It stated that Lincoln would look better if
he would grow a beard.
1883 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act
of 1875. It allowed for individuals and corporations to discriminate
based on race.
1892 - The U.S. government announced that the land in the western
Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres were bought from the
Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre.
1914 - The Clayton Antitrust Act was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1939 - New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later
changed to La Guardia Airport.
1945 - Pierre Laval, the former premier of Vichy France, was executed
1946 - Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo,
poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.
1951 - "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began. It was on this day that U.S.
intelligence personnel analyzing data discovered Soviet medium-range
missle sites in Cuba. On October 22 U.S. President John F. Kennedy
announced that he had ordred the naval "quarantine" of Cuba.
1964 - It was announced that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had been
removed from power. He was replaced with Alexei N. Kosygin.
1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the
Department of Transportation.
1983 - U.S. Marines killed five snipers who had pinned them down in
Beirut International Airport.
1984 - The Freedom of Information Act was passed.
1989 - South African officials released eight prominent political
1993 - U.S. President Clinton sent warships to enforce trade sanctions
that had been imposed on Haitian military rulers.
1993 - South Africa's President F.W. de Klerk and African National
Congress President Nelson Mandela were named winners of the Nobel Peace
Prize for their efforts to end the apartheid system in South Africa.
1997 - British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green broke the land-speed
record by driving a jet-powered car faster than the speed of sound.
1997 - The Cassini-Huygens mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL.
On January 14, 2005, a probe sent back pictures of Saturn's moon Titan
during and after landing.
1998 - The U.N. condemned the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba for the
seventh year in a row.
US-led airstrike kills 3 children in southern Afghanistan
Press Tv - At least three Afghan children have been killed in a new
US-led airstrike in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, Afghan
officials say... However, US-led NATO claims that three militants were
killed in the offensive, and that it was investigating reports that
children were killed.
EU backs new UN Syria envoy’s plan to deploy 3,000 intl peacekeepers
RT - The EU has approved a new plan to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops
in Syria, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said. The plan was
first introduced by Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League peace envoy
to Syria. The soldiers sent to Syria will possibly include European
nationals. Ashton also said that she expected Russian participation in
any successful peace plan, RIA Novosti news agency reports.
No proof of Russian cluster bombs in Syria - Lavrov
RT - The Foreign Ministry has not confirmed allegations by human rights
organizations that Russian cluster bombs are being widely used in Syria.
"There are a lot of illegally supplied weapons in the Middle East and it
is often very difficult to indentify their origin," Russia's Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists on Monday.... "There is no
confirmation of that,” Lavrov stressed. “The region is loaded with
weapons, which are being brought into Syria and other countries in huge
amounts and illegally."
Greece Will Probably Leave Euro Within Six Months, Borg Says
Bloomberg - As European Union leaders prepare for a summit next week
devoted to saving the euro, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said
Greece may quit the common currency within the next six months. “It’s
most probable that they will leave,” Borg said today on a conference
call from Tokyo, where global finance officials have gathered for the
annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund. “We shouldn’t rule
out this happening in the next half-year.”
UK PM Cameron to sign deal greenlighting Scottish independence
RT - UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to sign a historic deal with
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond to hold a separation referendum
in 2014. The signing followed give-and-take negotiations over the vote
on whether Scotland will leave the UK. Cameron and Salmond will finalize
the agreement in Edinburgh on Monday, launching a 100-week battle over
the future of the United Kingdom.
Canada-EU Trade Agreement Replicates ACTA’s Notorious Copyright
EFF - The shadow of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is
back in Europe. It is disguised as CETA, the Canada-European Union and
Trade Agreement. As reported by EDRI, a rather strange and surprising
e-mail was sent this summer from the General Secretariat of the Council
of the European Union to the Member States and the European Commission.
The e-mail explained that the criminal sanctions provisions of the draft
CETA are modeled on those in ACTA..
Syria Has Shut Down Its Airspace To All Turkish Aircraft
Business Insider - Syria banned Turkish passenger flights from its
airspace from Sunday in a retaliatory move after Turkey confiscated a
cargo of what Russia said was radar equipment en route from Moscow to
Damascus last week.... Syria accuses Turkey of channeling arms from Gulf
Arab states to rebels fighting its troops, who have been under mounting
pressure across large swathes of the north, including second city
UK may speed troop pullout in 2013 over Marines shooting scandal
RT - The UK plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan in 2013 following
the arrest of 9 Marines for the suspected murder of an unarmed militant.
Britain is also under pressure to quit the costly war as the economic
downturn has drained military coffers. British Defense Secretary Philip
Hammond told the BBC on Sunday that he expected the 2013 withdrawal to
be “significant, which means thousands, not hundreds.” He did “not
expect it to be the majority,” however.
Iraq Records Huge Rise in Birth Defects
Independent - The new findings, published in the Environmental
Contamination and Toxicology bulletin, will bolster claims that US and
Nato munitions used in the conflict led to a widespread health crisis in
Iraq. They are the latest in a series of studies that have suggested a
link between bombardment and a rise in birth defects. Their preliminary
findings, in 2010, prompted a World Health Organisation inquiry into the
prevalence of birth defects in the area.
VIDEO: Blueseed: Floating Bilderberg Cities Where the Elite Control the
Intel Hub - Blueseed is a San Francisco startup corporatios that plans
to launch a floating city 12 nautical miles off the coast of
California.... Being situated in international waters means that no
taxes will be collected or have to be paid by the corporations involved.
With more than 250 corporations wanting to rent space, the cost of a
standard cabin is estimated to be $1,600 per month. Start-ups in the US,
India, the UK, Australia, Canada and Spain are eager to be part of this
U.S. News, Politics & Government
$20,000 Worth of New 100 Dollar Bills That Won't Circulate Until
2013 Have Been Stolen
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, newly
designed $100 bills that will not go into circulation until next
year, have been stolen. According to FBI Agent Frank Burton Jr.,
the cash was stolen from a plane that arrived at Philadelphia
International Airport around 10:25am on Thursday from Dallas.
The money was being transferred from the Federal Reserve Bank in
Dallas to the Federal Reserve Bank in East Rutherford, New
Jersey. When the plane arrived at PHL, the money was then placed
inside an armored truck and taken on a three hour drive to the
Notice the Orange and Blue?
DHS wastes your money and they don’t care
Activist Post - According to one study, the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) wastes taxpayer dollars like they are
going out of style. Clink on the links in the previous sentence
to learn more about past wastes. The wastes that are spoken of
in this article come from books, yes books, that the DHS deems
necessary for students of the Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center should have.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: European Union's Nobel Peace Prize
Win is a Joke
Fox News - Despite skyrocketing unemployment and mass protests
throughout a number of countries, the European Union just won
the Nobel Peace Prize. Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted on this
morning's Varney & Co., asking whether anyone takes the award
Amtrak Joins the Police State
Future of Freedom Foundation - According to Homeland Security
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has forged “a
new partnership” with “the Department of Transportation (DOT)
and Amtrak to battle the trafficking of humans.” Soon, over
8,000 Amtrak employees will overtly or covertly examine
passengers for the validity of their identification, their level
of stress, how they interact, and their conversations.
Child Suspended from School for Kombucha in Lunchbox
Healthy Home Economist - When the lunch police noticed the glass
bottle safely tucked into the foam sleeve in the child’s
lunchbox, they confiscated it. The next morning, the boy was
called into the Vice Principal’s office and interrogated... The
school even called in the Police... The Police Officer told the
boy that the kombucha was illegal and very dangerous if he takes
any medications.... Most outrageously, the Vice Principal told
the boy that he may have to transfer out of that school and that
she was looking into it. She even tried to enroll him in an
alcoholics class for teens!
Bungled SWAT Raid Leaves 12-year-old Girl Badly Burned, No Meth
Intel Hub - An early morning SWAT team raid on an alleged meth
house produced no meth lab or arrests and instead left a
12-year-old girl badly burned by a flashbang grenade.... “A
simple knock on the door and I would’ve let them in,” the girl’s
mother Jackie Fasching told the Billings Gazette. “She has
first- and second-degree burns down the left side of her body
and on her arms,” Mrs. Fasching stated. “She’s got severe pain.
Every time I think about it, it brings tears to my eyes.”
Breast cancer survivors cry foul against TSA for 'humiliating'
pat-downs and public embarrassment
(NaturalNews) A number of breast cancer survivors have recently
come forward with sordid details about how they were mistreated
and humiliated by U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
screeners at various U.S. airports over the past several years.
Restaurants, soda companies sue NYC over ban
NBC News - The American Beverage Association and others sued the
city Friday. City officials had no immediate response. The city
Board of Health approved the unprecedented regulation last
month. It would stop restaurants, cafeterias and concession
stands from selling soda and other high-calorie drinks in
containers larger than 16 ounces. The rule is set to take effect
Gary Johnson Confirmed In Free And Equal Debate
Liberty Crier - Monday the Free and Equal Elections Foundation
released a promotional video for their “historic presidential
debate” between four of the top six presidential candidates in
America. The event will be broadcast live online and via
satellite worldwide on October 23.... The Free and Equal
Presidential Debate, scheduled for the University Club of
Chicago on October 23, is an answer to the Obama-Romney Debates
that allow only the Republican and Democrat candidates to take
part. That debate is organized by the Presidential Debate
Commission, a private corporation created and run by former
chairmen of the Democrat and Republican parties that routinely
excludes all other participants.
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Gary Johnson explains what sets him apart from the other
YouTube: John Stossel: Presidential Campaign Media Coverage &
How It's Manipulated
FBN's John Stossel discusses ongoing coverage of Presidential
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Ohio Ruling Shows Obama Admin.
‘Willing to Use Courts’ to Prevent Romney Votes
Fox News Insider Oct 12, 2012.
YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 10/15/12
Despite Claims, Recovery is NOT Around the Corner.
Obama Executive Order Allows Seizure of Americans’ Bank Accounts
The New American - The latest executive order (EO) emanating
from the White House October 9 now claims the power to freeze
all bank accounts and stop any related financial transactions
that a “sanctioned person” may own or try to perform — all in
the name of “Iran Sanctions.”
U.S. Runs 4th Straight $1 Trillion-Plus Budget Gap
AP - The United States has now spent $1 trillion more than it’s
taken in for four straight years. The Treasury Department
confirmed Friday what was widely expected: The deficit for the
just-ended 2012 budget year — the gap between the government’s
tax revenue and its spending — totaled $1.1 trillion. Put
simply, that's how much the government had to borrow.
Social Security increase for 2013 could be lowest since 1975
Fox News - Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost
will be between 1 percent and 2 percent, which would be among
the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
Monthly benefits for retired workers now average $1,237, meaning
the typical retiree can expect a raise of between $12 and $24 a
4 Ways You Might Save By Ditching Your Mega Bank
Consumerist - In the last couple of years, a lot of the talk
about leaving one of the huge, mega banks in favor of an
independent institution or credit union has dealt with
consumers’ anger at these banks for their questionable practices
— toxic mortgages, robosigned foreclosures, overpaid execs, new
fees — but avoided the simple fact that the average person with
a checking account is likely to save money elsewhere.
FT: Homeowners file class action suit versus banks over Libor
Press TV - A pensioner whose home was repossessed is taking on
some of the world’s leading banks in the first known
class-action lawsuit claiming that alleged Libor manipulation
made mortgage repayments for thousands of Americans more
expensive than they should have been. The subprime mortgages of
Annie Bell Adams and her four co-lead plaintiffs were
securitized into Libor-based collateralized debt obligations and
sold by banks to investors.
Disabled Vet Labeled “Terrorist” For Investigating Cost Of
Paul Joseph Watson - A 55-year-old disabled veteran was labeled
a “terrorist” by three county commissioners after he
photographed security cameras at the Elbert County
administration building in Colorado as part of an investigation,
a designation the man claimed was retribution for him filing
multiple open-records requests. Elbert County resident Don
Pippin took pictures of the security cameras back in April as
part of an open-records request that sought to discover the cost
of the surveillance system.
VIDEO: What one Veteran wishes the American people knew about
"Supporting the Troops"
Daily Paul - What one Veteran wishes the American people knew
about "Supporting the Troops"
PHOTOS: Bayou Corne (Louisiana) Sinkhole Flyover
leanweb.org - A thick slick of crude oil can be seen covering
much of the sinkhole. In the above picture oil and water can be
seen flowing from the sinkhole into the adjacent environment.
Both the crude oil and the high salinity of the water escaping
the sinkhole could have devastating effects on the surrounding
trees and swamp land.
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report
quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it
Daily Mail - The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years
ago, according to new data released last week. The figures,
which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal
that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no
discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.... Before
that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40
Beta Glucans for optimum health
(NaturalNews) Versatile and extremely beneficial for a healthy
lifestyle; Beta Glucans are easily a miraculous substance. They
occur naturally and are extracted from the cell walls of yeast
to make supplemental versions. In most forms, it is an isolate
with all potentially harmful proteins removed for those who may
be allergic to yeast. Glucans have many functions but there are
two in particular that are of great interest: The ability to
enhance and complement the immune system and its ravenous
VIDEO: Radiation Alert: Common Household Items We All Use Found
to be Contaminated
Intel Hub - A study by the Journal for Environmental Science and
Technology details how dangerous radiation from Fukushima
contacted the United States heavy in California “with greatest
exposure in central and southern California”. In fact the study
determined that seaweed off the coast of California had been
tested for radiation contamination and that radiation levels
within the seaweed were 500% higher than safe levels....
Recently kitchenware shipped to a port in Canada from India was
found to be contaminated with radiation common for use in the
medical field. This is alarming as radioactive materials are now
being melted down and added to products that humans use to eat
with or have very close contact to.
Cell Phone Dangers: Loaded with Mercury, Chlorine, Cadmium,
Activist Post - Not that you’ll be eating your cell phone
anytime soon, but did you know that it’s loaded with toxins like
mercury, chlorine, and cadmium? Helping to analyze cell phone
dangers, the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan teamed up
with ifixit.com to take apart and identify components of 36
models of cell phones. They found at least one of the following
in every device...
'Green Monster' smoothie - A healthy Halloween treat even the
kids will love
(NaturalNews) This "Green Monster" smoothie recipe is a
convenient and sneaky way to get even the pickiest eaters to
enjoy fresh spinach without plugging their noses. Imagine the
satisfaction you'll feel by transforming a typical junk food
(colored drinks) into one of the healthiest options you serve
Vitamin C prevents bone mass loss to protect against
(NaturalNews) Scientists from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
have published the result of a study in the journal PLoS ONE
demonstrating for the first time that
vitamin C actively protects against osteoporosis, a disease
affecting large numbers of elderly women and men in which bones
become brittle and can fracture. Lead study researcher, Dr. Mone
Zaidi explained "This study has profound public health
implications, and is well worth exploring for its therapeutic
potential in people"
Skip the chips - Enjoy these guacamole recipes with healthier
(NaturalNews) Instead of commercial corn chips, try dipping raw
vegetables into your guacamole. Freshly sliced red, orange and
yellow bell peppers are especially colorful and delicious. They
add a hefty dose of vitamin C to this snack - without the risk
of GMO contamination. They are also much more aesthetically
pleasing than corn chips. Raw carrot sticks and celery sticks
are two other great dipper options. Select one of the delicious
guacamole recipes below, and enjoy them the chip-free way.
YouTube: How vaccines are used to reduce human population
(NaturalHealth365) You will be SHOCKED at what you’re about to
hear! If you doubt the (hidden) agenda of vaccine programs –
this video shows Bill Gates talking about the need to lower
human population to “save the earth” and the use of vaccines can
help! His presentation was given at a TED talk conference and
it’s about as evil a 3-minute presentation as you will ever
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Mercury Levels in Tuna 'Higher than Ever' - Limit Consumption to
Reduce Mercury Poisoning
Natural Society - While the FDA claims you can have as much as
12 ounces a week of light tuna and up to 6 ounces of albacore,
test results from the Mercury Policy Project (MPP) say these
amounts are much too high. Mercury exposure through tuna, the
MPP reports, is higher than ever, and kids especially should
only be eating the fish on an occasional or even rare basis.
Wheat Contains Not One, But 23,000 Potentially Harmful Proteins
Activist Post - Most folks don't realize that when we are
talking about health problems associated with wheat, or gluten,
we are not talking about a monolithic entity, a singular "bad
guy," solely responsible for the havoc commonly experienced as a
consequence of consuming this grain. After all, how could just
one villain cause the 200+ different clinically observed adverse
health effects now linked in the biomedical literature to wheat
What is A.O.F.D, Agent Orange Food Disorder, and how many
Americans have it right now?
(NaturalNews) Agent Orange Food Disorder, AOFD, is an ongoing
mutation of cells from consuming pesticide regularly, in other
words, it is the cumulative effect of consuming toxins over
time. This type of cancer is not contagious and is not
inherited, rather it is created inside the body and perpetuated,
until it's often too late to defeat, or so "chronic care
management" would have you believe.
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Stop the FDA from continuing its malicious persecution of
natural supplement manufacturer Jim Cole
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is
currently in illegal possession of $2 million worth of private
assets owned by natural supplement manufacturer Jim Cole and his
three businesses, Maxam Nutraceutics, Turbosonic USA, and Sonic
Life. In direct violation of the U.S. Constitution's Fifth
Amendment, the FDA is refusing to press charges against Jim,
denying him of his right to due process, as well as refusing to
return his personal property, which the agency appears intent on
using to put him out of business.
VIDEO: Under Our Skin: The Untold Story of Lyme Disease
mercola.com - The award-winning documentary “Under Our Skin”
exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most
serious and controversial epidemics of our time; the film
exposes a troubling picture of a health care system that is far
too willing to put profits ahead of patients.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Senator Al Franken hypocrite on cell
phone data privacy, votes for Patriot Act
Fox News Insider Oct 11, 2012.
Google fights Gmail privacy suit
Rt - Google condemned the case this week, Courthouse News
reports, arguing by way of a 25-page motion that Gmail scans
data sent over its servers using its "fully automated processes
involve no human review of any kind" that they insist exists to
screen out viruses and spam "for the protection of its
users."... The plaintiffs say that Google’s actions are enough
to land them in court because that conduct constitutes
wiretapping and eavesdropping in their eyes, a claim which
Google says is “contorting” state law "in ways the California
Legislature never intended.”
Salmonella fear spurs firm to recall dog treats
CNBC News - A pet food company is voluntarily recalling dog
treats that could be contaminated with salmonella. Nature's
Recipe announced Saturday the recall of a limited supply of its
"Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken," which
were manufactured at its plant in Topeka, Kan., and distributed
nationally — primarily through pet specialty retailers.
VIDEO: Dr. Mercola Talks with Dr. Becker about the Pet Food
mercola.com - Dogs and cats are having more degenerative
diseases than ever. But don't expect your vet to fix the problem
that's creating diabetes, inflammation, and obesity in your
loving friends....In our interview above, we talk about an
important topic that's every bit as vital for animals as it is
for humans, and that is the food your pet eats.
YouTube: Please Move The Deer Crossing
A lady asks for help getting deer crossing signs moved to lower traffic
in History - Friday - October 12, 2012
1792 - The first monument honoring Christopher Columbus was dedicated in
1810 - Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an
annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest.
1892 - In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Columbus landing
the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in
1915 - Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt criticized U.S. citizens
who identified themselves by dual nationalities.
1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad
for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during World War I.
1920 - Construction of the Holland Tunnel began. It opened on November
13, 1927. The tunnel links Jersey City, NJ and New York City, NY.
1933 - John Dillinger, bank robber, escaped from a jail in Allen County,
OH. The sheriff was killed by his gang as they helped Dillinger escape.
1933 - The U.S. Department of Justice acquired Alcatraz Island from the
1942 - During WWII, Attorney General Francis Biddle announced that
Italian nationals in the United States would no longer be considered
1945 - Private First Class Desmond T. Doss was presented with the
Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery as a medical
corpsman. He was the first conscientious objector in American history to
win the award.
1964 - The Soviet Union launched Voskhod 1 into orbit around the Earth.
It was the first space flight to have a multi-person crew and the first
flight to be performed without space suits.
1972 - During the Vietnam War, a racial brawl broke out aboard the U.S.
aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. Nearly 50 sailors were injured.
1984 - An attempt on British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's life was
unsuccessful, but did take the lives of five people. The bomb had been
planted by the I.R.A.
1988 - Federal prosecutors announced that the Sundstrand Corp. would pay
$115 million dollars to settle with the Pentagon for overbilling
airplane parts over a five-year period.
1989 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a statutory federal
ban on the destruction of the American flag.
1994 - The Magellan space probe ended its four-year mission to Venus for
the purpose of mapping.
1997 - The St. Francis Basilica and 15th-century bell tower above
Foligno city hall in Italy were damaged by 3 earthquakes.
1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Online Copyright
2000 - In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer, experienced
a large explosion while refueling. The explosion was the result of a
terrorist attack using a small boat. 17 crewmembers were killed and at
least 39 were injured.
2000 - In Denver, CO, the U.S. District Court denied Timothy McVeigh's
request for a new trial.
2001 - A special episode of America's Most Wanted was aired that focused
on 22 wanted terrorists. The show was specifically requested by U.S.
President George W. Bush.
2001 - A car bomb exploded in Madrid, Spain, that injured 17 people.
Basque separatists claimed responsibility.
2002 - In Bali, Indonesia, over 180 people were killed and over 300 were
injured when a bomb was detonated in a nightclub district.
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average advanced over 11,900 for the
Turkey sends 250 tanks to Syria border
Press TV - The tanks along with military vehicles of the Turkish Armed
Forces, artillery units and a large number of military personnel, were
dispatched to the southeastern provinces of Sanliurfa, Gaziantep and
Mardin at the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper
reported. Turkey has beefed up its military defenses on its border with
Syria over the past weeks, stationing tanks, anti-aircraft missiles, and
additional troops in the area.
Nobel bailout? European Union wins 2012 Peace Prize
RT - The European Union has been announced the winner of the Nobel Peace
Prize 2012. Amidst Europe’s as-yet-unsolved crippling economic backdrop,
a heated debate emerged over the validity of the prize. The 27-nation
organization was awarded the prizing for its historic role in "uniting
the continent" and its contributions “to the advancement of peace and
reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.'' “The EU helped
transform Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace,”
Thorbjoern Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary-General.
Syria accuses Turkey of 'air piracy', demands return of seized cargo
RT - Damascus said that the Syria-bound commercial jet diverted to
Ankara Wednesday night was not carrying prohibited cargo, and demanded
Turkey return the goods it seized. The airline accused Ankara of
brutality and illegal provocations. In its comments on the interception,
the Turkish Foreign Ministry alleged that the plane’s cargo contained
elements “not legitimate in civilian flights.” Turkish media speculated
that security forces had seized communication equipment, radio terminals
and missile components.
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Turkey endangered lives of Russians on Syria-bound plane – Foreign
RT - Ankara endangered Russians by diverting a flight from Moscow to
Damascus, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. Moscow expressed anger at not
being informed that Russians were involved in the incident, and that
their diplomats were denied access to them.
Netanyahu names the day: Elections to be held on Tuesday, January 22,
timesofisrael.com - The Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday announced
that new elections would be held on January 22, 2013. The decision came
two days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israelis
would be sent to the polls “as soon as possible.”
Iraq intends to replace Exxon with Russian companies - reports
RT - Iraq is reportedly considering replacing US oil major ExxonMobil
with Russian companies in the West Qurna-1 project, as the authorities
are angered by ExxonMobil’s deal signed with the Kurdistan regional
government without Baghdad’s approval.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
New Senate Push to Pledge Unconditional Support for Israeli
Preventive War on Iran
Huffington Post - Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is planning to
press the Senate next month to pledge U.S. troops, money, and
political support to Israel should Bibi Netanyahu launch a
preventive war on Iran.... Graham's planned measure would
outsource the decision about whether the U.S. goes to war to the
Israeli prime minister, pledging that if Bibi decides to act --
regardless of the consequences and our own calculations -- the
U.S. will provide money, troops, and political leverage
(presumably at the UN and IAEA where there will be a push to
shred the sanctions and the Non-Proliferation Treaty).
YouTube: Reality Check: Is SCOTUS Putting An End To "Personal"
Ben Swann Reality Check looks at a case before the Supreme Court
that would mean the end "first rule principle" for selling
personal property that originates overseas.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Oakland Suing DOJ Over Marijuana
October 11, 2012 - FNC senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew
Napolitano on Oakland, California's, lawsuit against the Dept.
of Justice for shutting down marijuana dispensaries on Fox
Business News' Varney & Co.
Homeless-feeding ordinance passes in Houston; opponents vow to
khou.com Houston - After weeks of controversy, what started out
as a broad plan to require groups feeding the homeless to follow
basic health standards evolved into what’s largely a new
ordinance against trespassing. It requires any person or group
feeding more than five homeless people to first obtain
permission from whoever owns the property where the food is
served. It also requires permission from the city government
before serving food in city parks.
America's first private prison is riddled with violations
RT - A recent audit of one of the largest private prison
companies in the US found the institution to have 47 state
violations, thereby meeting only 66.7 percent of laws regarding
its operations and conditions. The audit described the
violations made by the Northeast Ohio prison, which ranged from
unsanitary living conditions to lack of effective procedures in
the case of emergency. Inmates suffered from poor health
procedures and were locked into spaces smaller than the legal
VIDEO: Bill Maher: “We Need To Promote Death”
Paul Joseph Watson - During a recent appearance on the StarTalk
Radio Show, Real Time host Bill Maher expressed his desire to
see more people killed via abortion, suicides and the death
penalty because “the planet is too crowded and we need to
promote death.” Asked by host Neil deGrasse Tyson what he
thought about the death penalty and abortion, Maher re-affirmed
his support for both, remarking, “The Pope is consistently
pro-life, I am consistently pro-death.
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Let Gary Johnson debate
Fox News - The debates are crafted by the folks who run the
Romney and Obama campaigns. Romney is afraid of Johnson because
he might take the votes of those who are tired of
unconstitutional government and deficits and war. Obama is
afraid of Johnson because he might take the votes of those who
are appalled at the government’s murderous drug wars and its
assaults on personal freedom and who also are tired of war.
YouTube: Ron Paul Refuses to Endorse Romney
CNBC 10/11/2012 - The former presidential candidate told CNBC he
still won't back Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
TSA Lends a Groping Hand at Mitt Romney Campaign Stop
Adan Salazar - According to tweeted photos gathered by JNReports
from a Mitt Romney speaking event Tuesday, the Transportation
Security Administration was afforded yet another opportunity to
flex their groping muscles at a scheduled campaign stop in Van
Meter, Iowa. Speaking to a crowd of more than 1,200 people at,
not surprisingly, the Koch Family Farm, Romney stood assuredly
safe on stage knowing all members of his audience that afternoon
had been thoroughly molested by a TSA goon prior to attending
his speaking engagement.
Carlos Slim, World’s Richest Man, Gets Richer Supplying
‘Obamaphones’ to Poor
Fox News - A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of
world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors are
both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that
supplies so-called "Obamaphones" to the poor. Carlos Slim, who
has an estimated net worth of $70 billion, owns a controlling
stake in TracFone, which makes $10 per phone for each device it
provides to poor Americans. The company, whose president and CEO
is Frederick “F.J.” Pollak, also makes money from extra minutes
and data plans it sells to subscribers who get phones and
service through the government's Lifeline program.
YouTube: Ron Paul: I'm Trying to Prevent The Collapse of the
Fox News and CNN.
US exports fall for 5th consecutive month: Govt. report
Press TV - A United States government report says the American
exports have fallen in August for the fifth consecutive month,
further widening the country’s trade deficit. According to the
United States Commerce Department, the country’s imports in
August outweighed exports by USD 44.2 billion, marking a plunge
of one percent in exports.... Analysts blame economic troubles
in Europe for reducing the demand for American exports. The
export markets specifically affected are the auto and food
Fedex to cut thousands from workforce
Fedex, the global delivery company, said Wednesday it was
planning to cut "several thousand" people from its workforce via
a voluntary departure program beginning early next year. Company
chairman Fred Smith said at an investment conference in Memphis,
Tennessee, that the cuts would come in the company's Fedex
Express global express delivery service, and in the US unit,
Fedex Services. The cuts are part of a plan to boost profits by
$1.7 billion by 2016, mainly through intensified cost
reductions. They also come in the wake of the company's warnings
that its business is being hit by the global economic slowdown.
Prepping for Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster Cut
Workers' Hours ...
safehaven.com - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster
restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a
test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage
requirements. Darden Restaurants declined to give details but
said the test is only in restaurants in four markets across the
country. The test entails increasing the number of workers on
part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week.
Under the new health care act, companies will be required to
provide health care to full-time employees by 2014. That would
significantly boost labor costs for businesses.
Plant that got $150M in taxpayer money to make Volt batteries
Fox News - President Obama touted it in 2010 as evidence
"manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States,” but
two years later, a Michigan hybrid battery plant built with $150
million in taxpayer funds is putting workers on furlough before
a single battery has been produced.
Equifax Caught Improperly Selling Lists Of People With Late
Consumerist Oct 10, 2012 - Today, the Federal Trade Commission
announced a settlement with Equifax over allegations that
between 2008 and 2010 the consumer reporting agency had
improperly sold lists of consumers with late mortgage payments
to a company called Direct Lending and its affiliates. Equifax
is alleged to have sold around 17,000 separate lists containing
sensitive information — including credit scores and how
delinquent the consumer was on their mortgage payment — on
millions of U.S. consumers during this time.
Hundreds flock to public meeting debating restart of potentially
dangerous San Onofre reactor
Activist Post - Over 850 people turned out at the recent public
meeting debating the plan to restart the highly contentious and
potentially dangerous San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
(SONGS) in Southern California which has remained offline for
almost nine months. report published earlier this year revealed
that there is a distinct possibility of even disasters occurring
in the future which are significantly larger than the
radioactive leaks discovered earlier this year which were later
reviewed by a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Augmented
Six medicinal herbs and spices that melt stress away
(NaturalNews) Many stress and anxiety symptoms are similar:
Tension, emotional instability, loss of focus, heart
palpitations and breathing problems are some. Many often resort
to smoking, alcohol consumption, comfort food binging, or heavy
recreational drug use (not to be confused with medicinal
Capsaicin: How spicy food can improve your health in many ways
(NaturalNews) New research into capsaicin's effects on humans
has uncovered many health benefits to enjoying spicy foods.
Adding some spice to your favorite foods may not only make them
taste better, but may also make you healthier.
Sprouting seeds unlocks dormant enzymatic potential
(NaturalNews) Natural plants have unique ways of protecting
their offspring and guaranteeing the future of their species.
Grains, nuts, seeds and legumes all contain special agents
protect the precious seeds and poison predators in order to
ensure the continuation of their plant. The process of soaking,
fermenting and sprouting these seeds removes the poisons and
unlocks the dormant nutrient potential of the plant food.
Five Lifestyle choices that put men at an increased risk for
(NaturalNews) According to the British Medical Journal, dietary
choices alone account for an 80 percent reduction of colorectal
cancer. By being aware of the lifestyle choices that put them at
an increased risk for colorectal cancer, men today can empower
themselves and greatly decrease the risk by changing their
VIDEO: Biotech Scientist: It’s ‘Awesome’ That GMOs Cause
Anthony Gucciardi - Independently verified by both our team and
a separate team of experts, this biotech scientist who works for
a well-known firm was either apathetic or ignorant to ways in
which you can conceal your identity through more advanced
methods than what he utilized. In the email, the biotech
scientist known as ‘Ed’ explains how he thinks it’s absolutely
‘awesome’ that GMOs are contributing to fertility, as he
believes the world is overpopulated.... As of right now we have
not released the full name of ‘Ed’ nor his organization, but we
may in the future after considering the legal concerns.
8 Beet Benefits: Aphrodisiac, Brain Booster & More
Care2 Healthy Living - A single serving of beets can boost your
energy and lower your blood pressure. Eating beets long-term can
help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, and lose weight,
as well as assisting in a number of other health areas. Many
people don’t like beets or consider it only a special occasion
dish, but we think this powerfood should be on your plate every
33 Tips, Tricks, and Health Benefits of Celery
Care2 Healthy Living - Celery is 95% water, very alkaline, and
filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well-known, but
you would be surprised at its other amazing health properties.
Top 20 ways to boost your immunity to colds and flu without
NaturalNews) The big winter flu shot vaccine push is on! You are
about to be bombarded with endless messages to "get vaccinated!"
They're even starting to lay a guilt trip on those who refuse
vaccinations, illogically claiming that your lack of a vaccine
somehow causes other people who are already vaccinated to catch
the flu. Yeah, I know, it makes no sense, but then again the
entire vaccine industry is based on the same fantasy logic as
unicorns, fairies, leprechauns and garden gnomes.
CISPA necessary to avert ‘Cyber-Pearl Harbor’ – Panetta
RT - The US faces widespread hacking attacks that could result
in a “Cyber-Pearl Harbor,” Leon Panetta said. He invoked the
greatest military disaster in US history to make the case for
the CISPA bill, roundly criticized for violating privacy laws.
In light of this “pre-9/11 moment,” the US should act
preemptively to protect “national interests in cyberspace,” the
US Secretary of Defense said.
Supreme Court lets AT&T wiretapping immunity stand
Raw Story - The US Supreme Court let stand Tuesday an immunity
law on wiretapping viewed by government as a useful anti-terror
tool but criticized by rights activists as a flagrant abuse of
executive power. The top US court declined to review a December
2011 appeals court decision that rejected a lawsuit against AT&T
for helping the National Security Agency monitor its customers’
phone calls and Internet traffic.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The High Cost of Losing Insect Populations To GMO: Ecological
Interactions Are At Risk
Prevent Disease - [...] a new study indicates that getting rid
of insects could trigger some unwelcome ecological consequences,
such as the rapid loss of desired traits in plants, including
their good taste and high yields. Genetically modified crops and
insecticides are facilitating this process. Specifically, the
study--described in the Oct. 5, 2012 issue of Science and funded
by the National Science Foundation showed that evening primroses
grown in insecticide-treated plots quickly lost, through
evolution, defensive traits that helped protect them from
Dog Helps Save Brother After Being Lost For 2 Weeks On Cape Cod
CBS Boston - A story straight out of a Disney movie. Two golden
retrievers were lost in the woods, and trapped for two weeks
before one of the dogs broke free and led others back to his
Study Says All Your Snuffling & Sneezing Could Give Mr. Whiskers
McKittyton The Flu
Consumerist - You might want to think twice the next time you
sneeze in the general direction of your beloved pet* — according
to researchers, people underestimate their ability to pass on
illnesses like seasonal flu to their furry friends.... According
to ConsumerAffairs.com, researchers at Oregon State University’s
College of Veterinary Medicine found that around 30% of cats
examined in Ohio were diagnosed with seasonal flu and 20% had
more serious strains of H1N1.
How to help people who refuse help
(NaturalNews) It is hard to watch friends or family members
behaving in ways that make themselves and everyone around them
miserable. But what can we do when they simply refuse to change?
Luckily, the way to handle these resistant souls boils down to a
single intervention. If this scenario describes someone in your
life, read on for a game changing insight. Reasons why people
refuse to change...
9 Ways People Used Radium Before We Understood the Risks
mentalfloss.com - By 1910, radium was manufactured synthetically
in the U.S. But before the effects of radiation exposure were
well understood, radium ended up in a lot of crazy places for
its purported magical healing properties and its
in History - Thursday - October 11, 2012
1776 - During the American Revolution the first naval battle of Lake
Champlain was fought. The forces under Gen. Benedict Arnold suffered
1811 - The Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, was put into
operation by the inventor John Stevens. The ferry went between New York
City, NY, and Hoboken, NJ.
1869 - Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his first invention. The
electric machine was used for counting votes for the U.S. Congress,
however the Congress did not buy it.
1890 - The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in
1899 - The Boer War began in South Africa between the British and the
Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
1929 - JCPenney opened a store in Milford, DE, making it a nationwide
company with stores in all 48 states.
1932 - In New York, the first telecast of a political campaign was
1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert
Einstein that urged him to develop the U.S. atomic program rapidly.
1942 - The Battle of Cape Esperance, during World War II, began in the
1958 - Pioneer 1, a lunar probe, was launched by the U.S. The probe did
not reach its destination and fell back to Earth and burned up in the
1968 - Apollo 7 was launched by the U.S. The first manned Apollo mission
was the first in which live television broadcasts were received from
orbit. Wally Schirra, Don Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham were
the astronauts aboard.
1975 - "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George
Carlin was the guest host.
1983 - The last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service.
The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond, ME, were switched to
1984 - American Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first female astronaut to
space walk. She was aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1994 - U.S. troops in Haiti took control of the National Palace.
1994 - Iraqi troops began moving away from the Kuwaiti border.
1994 - The Colorado Supreme Court declared that the anti-gay rights
measure in the state was unconstitutional.
Senior official at US Yemen embassy killed by militants, Al-Qaeda links
suspected – reports
RT - Qassem Aqlan, who headed a security team at the US embassy in
Yemen, was shot dead by militants in the country's capital Sanaa on
Thursday, Reuters reported. The killing had the “fingerprints of
Al-Qaeda,” a source said. The attack resembled previous attempts by
local Al-Qaeda cells targeting security officials and politicians.
Massive US-Israel air drill set for this month
jpost.com - On October 14, large numbers of American soldiers are
expected to begin arriving in Israel, where they will set up aerial
defense positions on Israeli territory and on US Navy vessels off the
Israeli coastline. The three-week drill will simulate various missile
defense scenarios, and is expected to end with a live-fire interception
of a decoy incoming Patriot missile. One of the objectives of the drill
is to facilitate the rapid deployment of US missile defense systems to
Israel and test their ability to operate in conjunction with Israeli
defense systems during a conflict.
YouTube: "They" Hate Us Because We Bomb Them | Weapons of Mass
Russia Today's Abby Martin dissects the political and media
establishment narrative about anti-American Gulf protests.
S&P downgrades Spain's credit rating
Telegraph - S&P warned that rising unemployment and harsh austerity
measures are likely to intensify social unrest and cause further
friction between Spain's central and regional governments.... he
downgrade to BBB- from BBB+ late on Wednesday leaves Spain one notch
above "junk" status. S&P also attached a "negative outlook", which warns
of a possible downgrade in the medium term.
A Second Greek Man Has Been Found Dead Since The Emergence Of 'The
Business Insider - The so-called "Lagarde List" – the name given by the
Greek press to a list containing 1,991 names of wealthy,
Swiss-bank-account-possessing Greeks who are being investigated for
corruption and tax evasion – is causing a major stir in Greece right
now. Since Friday, two men suspected to be on the list have turned up
dead in apparent suicides.
Developing report: Libya and the assassination of an American Ambassador
Patriot Action Network - News reports are coming out now ahead of a
Congressional hearing that the Obama administration has lied and then
covered up the plot and well executed plan to kill J. Christopher
Stevens, U.S. Ambassador To Libya. This was a Terrorist attack carried
out by Al-Qaeda. We are finding out only now that the team guarding the
Ambassador had requested additional security and was denied. There was
actionable intelligence that the Ambassador was under surveillance and
Al-Qaeda was planning something on 9/11. The administration tried to
blame it all on a video and a protest gone wrong. It is now being
learned that there was NO protest at the Consulate.
* Related Video:
ABC: No Protest Outside Libya Consulate Before Attack
YouTube: Panetta: US Sends Troops to Jordan
Published on Oct 10, 2012 by Associated Press. The United States has
sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a
headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country's military capabilities
in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria.
* Related Article:
U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan...
VIDEO: 'Out of Greece!': Special forces march in uniform, chant in
RT - Scores of commandos, sailors and paratroopers in their uniforms
gathered in Athens on the day of the German Chancellor’s visit – but not
to help with keeping the peace. Instead, they staged a march, chanting
“Merkel, out of Greece!” Marching in formation, they also chanted
"Together, together, Nazis get out!"... The demonstration was one of
many anti-Merkel protests to hit Athens on Tuesday, as some 50,000
demonstrators took to the streets.
Turks making Syrian pilot sign 'emergency landing, no F-16s' statement -
crew and passenger
RT - Passengers onboard the plane intercepted by Turkish jets said that
security forces were making the crew and passengers sign fraudulent
papers suggesting that the plane made an emergency landing and no
Turkish military were involved in the incident. Hours after Turkish
authorities announced that the Syrian Airlines passenger plane
intercepted by its F-16s was granted a departure clearance, the aircraft
remained on the tarmac in darkness.
* Related Article/Video:
Turkish F16s intercept Syrian civilian flight...
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Report: Duke professor confirms Arabic on Obama ring
WND’s report that Arabic-language and Islamic experts claim the
gold band Obama has been wearing on his wedding-ring finger for
more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic
declaration of faith naturally was met with skepticism in some
circles, but Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze.com news service published a
report citing a Duke professor who confirmed the WND experts’
Kucinich: Obama deployed troops to Jordan 'without notifying
Congress'; 'Immeasurably' closer to war in Syria
US News - Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich believes the
deployment of American troops in Jordan — which was announced
Wednesday — brings the United States "immeasurably" closer to
being dragged into the civil war in Syria.... The Ohio
congressman complained that the commander-in-chief sent the
troops to Jordan "without notifying Congress." Ironically,
Kucinich noted, the Obama administration announced the
deployment exactly ten years after the House of Representatives
authorized President George W. Bush to invade Iraq.
You Tube: Ron Paul Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize
Published on Oct 9, 2012 by matlarson10 - Ron Paul was actually
nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Parliament of Norway.
Help Ron Paul get nominated by signing this petition.
Political Profiling of a “Constitutionalist” Turns Simple
Domestic Call Into Full on SWAT Raid
Intel Hub - A farming family in Letha, Idaho recently had their
house raided and were assaulted by police after a neighbor
called the police when overhearing a verbal argument between the
husband and wife who owned the house. In any other situation
they would have had a simple knock on their door and the police
would check in to make sure that no one was being hurt. However,
Marcella Cruz and Michael Gibbons were flagged in the police
department’s database as dangerous individuals because one or
both of them identified as “constitutionalists”.
More than 20,000 Portlanders take unified stand against water
(NaturalNews) Following a unanimous decision last month by
Portland's City Council to begin forcibly fluoridating the local
water supply in spite of widespread public opposition, more than
20,000 Portlanders have expressed support for a ballot measure
that would once again put the issue to a public vote.
VIDEO: Sheriff Wants Drones To Peek Inside Buildings
Paul Joseph Watson - Sheriff Gregory Ahern wants to put Alameda
County on the map as the first jurisdiction in California to use
surveillance drones for law enforcement purposes, turning to
technology previously used to hunt insurgents in Afghanistan
that would allow police to peek inside buildings... Although
Sheriff Ahern promised that the drones would only be used in
“emergency” situations such as high speed chases, he told NBC
News that the devices could also be used for “proactive
policing,” including scanning buildings for heat sources such as
people or lights that could indicate illegal marijuana growing
Cops tase man for having seizure
RT - Two Texan police officers are being sued for using a Taser
to shock a man who was having a seizure, causing the 50-year-old
to suffer a heart attack and permanent brain damage. Scott
Sheeley filed a federal complaint last week in Austin, TX,
requesting a jury trial against two police officer who shocked
him with a Taser. In May, Sheeley unsuccessfully asked for a
settlement of at least $1.5 million to cover the costs of
medical fees, attorneys and emotional damages.
Cook County considers 'violence tax' on guns and ammo
NBC News - County President Toni Preckwinkle wants to introduce
a “violence tax” on guns and ammunition to help plug a $115
million budget gap in 2013. Under the tax, guns and ammunition
would cost more, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, but
Preckwinkle isn’t saying how much more just yet. The aim of the
proposal is to curb the number of guns in circulation,
Preckwinkle's chief of staff, Kurt Summers, told the newspaper.
Ft. Leavenworth Billboard is UP! Oath Keepers to Rally There
Oath Keepers - This Friday, Oct. 12, 1pm, and again on Saturday,
Oct.13. Since Colonel Benson has chosen to demonize the Tea
Party movement, by using the Tea Party as the “bad guys”- along
with militias – in his hypothetical scenario of future domestic
military operations, and since he is apparently using his
position at Ft. Leavenworth to brainwash young officers into
thinking that the Tea Party is a potential future enemy they
will have to fire upon, we feel it is crucial to counter his
propaganda in as direct a manner as possible, sending a clear
message not just to him, but to his students there at Ft.
Leavenworth and to all others stationed there, and to the
Wear radio chip or leave, school tells students
WND - Brushing aside privacy concerns by parents and civil
rights activists, a Texas school district has gone live with a
controversial program requiring all students to wear a locator
radio chip that will enable officials to track their every move
– or face expulsion....
According to the San Antonio newspaper, the program is
expected to cost the district $526,065 to implement with annual
cost of $136,005 per year to continue running the program.
GOP now ironically begging Ron Paul supporters for help
Examiner - Potentially hoping the vast majority of Ron Paul
supporters have already forgotten how badly they were treated
during the election season, by the GOP establishment, in almost
every state they had an opportunity to participate, all of the
sudden it seems as though they are important enough to the
Republicans they feel it necessary to now start begging for
Ron Paul and Gary Johnson’s supporters are not a “nonfactor” in
Washington Times - There is good reason not to vote for Barack
Obama or Mitt Romney. On my ballot, I have a third party choice
and I will vote for it. I am a Libertarian, and for president I
am voting Libertarian! It has nothing to do with irrational
disdain for either candidate and more to do with choosing to say
that America needs to know that there are people who do not
agree with the two parties... Contrary to what you have been
told, a third party vote isn’t a vote for Barack Obama or Mitt
Romney. It’s a vote for a future that though delayed today
cannot be denied tomorrow if enough people have the faith to
Romney's Stake in Chinese Stocks
motherjones.com - On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney rips
President Obama's policy on China and talks tough against the
rising global power. "We're going to crack down on China," he
said at a recent event in Ohio. "They've stolen our jobs; that's
gotta stop." But according to Romney's recent tax returns,
between 2008 and 2011 Romney invested more than a half million
dollars in the stocks of 10 Chinese companies—including firms
that embezzled, partnered with Iran, and stole US intellectual
Sen. Rand Paul counters Romney on foreign policy
CNN News - A Republican senator and surrogate for Mitt Romney
chided the GOP presidential nominee on Wednesday, saying he was
"a bit dismayed" by Romney's foreign policy speech earlier in
the week.... "Romney chose to criticize President Obama for
seeking to cut a bloated Defense Department and for not being
bellicose enough in the Middle East, two assertions with which I
cannot agree," Paul wrote.
You Tube: Obamacare summed up in one sentence
Dr. Barbara Bellar running for State Senate in the Illinois18th
District spoke at the Women for Romney Rally, and more
specifically about Obama-care. You can hear the full speech
Walmart Now Has Too Many Disgruntled Employees To Ignore
Business Insider - Walmart's employees went on strike this month
for the first time since the retailer opened 50 years ago.
Supply-chain employees in Louisiana, Maryland and Texas have all
staged walk-outs. More are expected to join before the annual
investor meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas tomorrow.... One man
interviewed by Salon is making $8.90 after three years at
Walmart. Other complaints include dirty working conditions and
inadequate access to healthcare.
* Related Article:
Walmart Workers Are Threatening To Strike On Black Friday
JPMorgan Must Pay $18 Million to Heiress Over Derivatives
Bloomberg - JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) was ordered by an
Oklahoma court to pay $18.1 million to the trust fund of a
75-year-old oil heiress for selling her derivatives that she
claimed she didn’t understand. The bank must also pay punitive
damages to the Carolyn S. Burford Trust, which benefits the
granddaughter of Oklahoma oilman William G. Skelly, Tulsa County
District Court Judge Linda Morrissey ruled yesterday. The
evidence “overwhelmingly demonstrates the bank’s grossly
negligent and reckless administration of the trust,” Morrissey
YouTube: Reality Check: Is This The End of The Petro-dollar?
Ben Swann Reality Check explains the petro-dollar and looks at
how the national media isn't telling you that China is actively
working to end it.
28 Good Questions That The Mainstream Media Should Be Asking
The Economic Collapse - Why is there so little trust in the
mainstream media these days? There certainly is no shortage of
news, but instead of focusing on the terribly important issues
that we are facing, the mainstream media feeds us an endless
stream of fluff, scandals and celebrities. Just check out some
of the headlines that I found on the front pages of major
mainstream news websites today.... The following are 28 good
questions that the mainstream media should be asking....
Huffington Post’s 11 Myths About the Fed, Refuted
libertyclassroom.com - The other day the Huffington Post ran an
article by a Bonnie Kavoussi called “11
Lies About the Federal Reserve.” And you’ll never guess:
these aren’t lies or myths spread in the financial press by Fed
apologists. These are “lies” being told by you and me, opponents
of the Fed. Bonnie Kavoussi calls us “Fed-haters.... Here are
the 11 so-called lies (she calls them “myths” in the actual
rendering), and our responses.
Government Sues Wells Fargo for Reckless Lending Practices
Washington Post - Wells Fargo engaged in a long-standing
practice of reckless and fraudulent mortgage lending that cost
the government hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance
claims when those loans went bad, federal prosecutors alleged
Tuesday. In a civil lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court,
government lawyers accused the San Francisco-based bank of
concealing the true nature of at least 6,320 shoddy mortgages
that were insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
VIDEO: Congress calls to stop the 'War on Coal'
RT - One of the last votes taken by the 112th Congress was HR
3409, and 233 members of the House of Representatives, mostly
Republicans, voted in favor of it, saying it will save jobs.
They named the legislation “The Stop the War on Coal Act of
2012.” “Those who believe that there is no war on coal are in
dangerous denial.The actions of this administration against coal
have caused massive uncertainty in the marketplace,” said Rep.
David McKinley, (R-WV).
Aspartame Damages The Brain at Any Dose
collective-evolution.com - Did you know that Aspartame has been
proven to cause brain damage by leaving traces of Methanol in
the blood? It makes you wonder why Aspartame has been approved
as “safe” and is found in thousands of food products. Currently
more than 90 countries have given the artificial sweetener the
“OK” to be used in foods.
Pumpkin -- A surprising superfood that lightens depression,
subdues inflammation and discourages kidney stones
(NaturalNews) Full of vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals
and fiber -- this superfood should be consumed happily and
often. The nutrients found in pumpkin prevent and alleviate
conditions such as cancer, inflammation, kidney stones,
depression, skin complaints and parasitic infections.... Check
out the exceptional qualities of this familiar orange food...
Should Alzheimer's patients give Ginkgo a try?
(NaturalNews) There are four medications for the treatment of
Alzheimer's approved by the FDA. However, some patients are
seeking alternative treatments, and ginkgo biloba is one of
these possible holistic choices thanks to its medicinal effects
of flavonoids and terpenoids. More specifically, ginkgo's
pharmacological benefits are in its effects on tissue that is
lacking oxygen. It increases the blood flow to the brain and
stimulates the growth of receptor sites, which leads to improved
memory, reasoning power, mood, reaction time, alertness, and
Research shows ginger selectively kills breast cancer cells
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Ginger extract may turn out to be
more effective at fighting breast cancer than any drug currently
on the market - so suggest the findings of a new study conducted
by researchers from the Biological Sciences Department, Faculty
of Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, and
published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. In
their paper, the researchers note that in spite of the high
global toll of breast cancer, conventional drug therapies are of
only middling effectiveness, often with serious side effects.
Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccinations
Activist Post - We the undersigned, as Freemen & Freewomen, do
not recognize the authority of The World Health Organization
(WHO) to mandate general forced vaccinations. Our bodies are
sovereign territory and subject to our exclusive
self-determination. Any attempted violation of this trust must
be construed as a breach of said basic right. We are thus
holding our elected Governments accountable in this defense with
an issuance of notice: a preemptive Class Action Lawsuit to be
served in the event our inalienable rights to choose are
To sign the petition, please click here.
Risperdal causes teenage boy to grow 'D cup' breasts; Judge lets
CEO of company off the hook regardless
(NaturalNews) Big Pharma firm Johnson & Johnson, maker of the
antipsychotic drug Risperdal, owes hundreds of millions of
dollars to several states over improper marketing of the
medication and for encouraging doctors to prescribe it for
non-approved uses, but because the case was settled in court the
company's CEO, Alex Gorsky, won't have to testify about
allegations his company's drug caused some young boys to grow
breasts, among others.
4 Healing, Healthy Fruit: How Fruit can Protect Against Disease
Natural Society - Here are just a few of the most popular,
healthy fruit and their benefits as your natural medicine.
Self-healing really is possible with natural foods.
Mumps Protects Against Ovarian Cancer: Vaccine Steals the
Gaia Health - Ovarian cancer is among the deadliest. It’s long
been known that having the mumps provides protection against it.
Now, we have a study showing how the mumps vaccine could be
leading to women’s deaths from ovarian cancer. Mumps was never a
terrifying disease. The best way for an adult to avoid sterility
from getting mumps was by having had the mumps as a child. Now,
though, mumps vaccinations are routine—and ovarian cancer rates
Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School
NY Times - When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income
patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them
a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall. The pills boost
focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr.
Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse”
to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s
true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools. “I
don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr. Anderson... “We’ve
decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s
environment. So we have to modify the kid.”
Magnets kill cancer cells in lab
Belfast Telegraph - A magnetic method of killing cancer cells
has been developed by scientists in South Korea. The technique
uses a magnetic field to flip a "self-destruct" switch in
tumours. Researchers have demonstrated that the process works in
bowel cancer cells and living laboratory fish. Programmed cell
death, or apoptosis, is one of the body's ways of getting rid of
old, faulty or infected cells. n response to certain signals,
the doomed cell shrinks and breaks into fragments. These are
then engulfed and consumed by amoeba-like immune cells. Often in
cancer, apoptosis fails and cells are allowed to keep dividing
Majority of 'gluten-free' foods found to contain GMOs
(NaturalNews) In the wake of all the recent revelations about
the dangers of GMOs, a special warning needs to go out to all
those health-conscious consumers buying "gluten-free" foods. As
it turns out, most "gluten-free" foods sold in the USA contain
genetically modified organisms.... Check the labels of all
gluten-free foods. Do the ingredients include corn? Corn syrup?
Maltodextrin? These are all corn derivatives, and if they're not
USDA organic, they're likely to be genetically modified.
Study: GMO toxins found in nearly all pregnant women, unborn
(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the journal
Reproductive Toxicology debunks yet another lie of the
biotechnology industry concerning genetically-modified organisms
(GMOs). According to an analysis conducted by researchers from
the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada,
100 percent of pregnant women and their unborn babies tested
positive for GMO toxins in their blood, proving that transgenic
materials are not effectively broken down and eliminated during
digestion as we have all been told.
CNN: Your Behavior Will Be Controlled by a Brain Chip
Paul Joseph Watson - A new CNN article predicts that within 75
years people will have embedded microchips within their brain
that will allow their behavior to be controlled by a third
party. The story, entitled
Smartphone of the future will be in your brain, offers a
semi-satirical look at transhumanism and the idea of humans
becoming part cyborg by having communications devices implanted
in their body. Predicting first the widespread popularity of
wearable smartphones, already in production by Google, the
article goes on to forecast how humans will communicate by the
end of the century.
Disease prevention for your cat and dog, without vaccination
(NaturalNews) Disease prevention comes from having a healthy
immune system. It does not come from vaccination. Regular
readers of Natural News will be well aware of the toxic
ingredients of vaccinations, including mercury, formaldehyde,
aluminum, cross species tissue, adjuvants and more. It doesn't
take much intelligence to appreciate the toxic effects of these
substances on a body.
in History - Wednesday - October 10, 2012
1845 - The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD.
1887 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Company.
1911 - China's Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under
1913 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the
Gamboa Dike that ended the construction of the Panama Canal.
1933 - Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale.
1938 - Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia's
1943 - Chaing Kai-shek took the oath of office as the president of
1957 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to Komla Agbeli
Gbdemah, the finance minister of Ghana, after the official had been
refused service in a Dover, DE, restaurant.
1959 - Pan American World Airways announced the beginning of the first
global airline service.
1970 - Pierre Laporte, the labor minister of Quebec, was kidnapped by
the Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) during the October Crisis in Canada.
He was found eight days later strangled to death.
1973 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with
federal income tax evasion.
1973 - Fiji became independent after of nearly a century of British
1978 - The U.S. bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar was signed
by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
1984 - The U.S. Congress passed the 2nd Boland Amendment which outlawed
solicitation of 3rd-party countries to support the Contras. The
amendment barred the use of funds available to CIA, defense, or
intelligence agencies for "supporting, directly or indirectly, military
or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any nation, group,
organization or individual."
1985 - U.S. fighter jets forced an Egyptian plane to land in Italy so
that the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achilles Lauro could be
1991 - The United States cut all foreign aid to Haiti in reaction to a
military coup that forced President Jean-Claude Aristide into exile.
1994 - Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras resigned as Haiti's commander-in-chief of
the army and pledged to leave the country.
1994 - Iraq announced it was withdrawing its forces from the Kuwaiti
border. No signs of a pullback were observed.
1997 - The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, opened to the public.
Architect Frank Gehry designed the 450 ft. long and 98 ft. wide
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush presented a list of 22 most wanted
2003 - Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and
that he was going to check into a rehab center.
2010 - In China, Canton Tower opened to the public.
Attack on Benghazi Consulate 'Unprecedented,' State Department Official
The size and "lethality" of the attack on the U.S. consulate compound in
Benghazi, Libya, that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other
Americans dead was "unprecedented," a senior State Department official
Still Classified: Terror Suspects’ Own Accounts of Their Abuse
In a motion unsealed last week, the government doubled down on its
position that detainees' observations and experiences of their time in
U.S. custody are classified.
Obama’s ring: ‘There is no GOD but Allah’
He's worn it on his wedding-ring finger since before he met Michelle.
U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than
150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces
there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility
that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned
should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.
NATO 'will defend' Turkey against Syria as Ankara moves F-16s to border
NATO has promised to back Ankara in its escalating conflict with Syria,
as Turkey adds 25 new F-16 fighter jets to its border protection force.
It follows days of retaliation from Turkey after Syrian shells started
coming over the border last month.
"We have all the necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey
if necessary," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told
journalists before a defense ministers meeting in Brussels.
Thousands of Pakistanis rally against US drone strikes
Nine-mile convoy led by Imran Khan heads towards South Waziristan as
local officials say it will not be allowed to proceed 07 Oct 2012
Thousands of Pakistanis, joined by US anti-war activists, have headed
toward Pakistan's tribal region to protest against American drone
strikes despite [alleged] threats from the Taliban. The demonstrators,
headed by former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, say the strikes
violate Pakistani sovereignty and kill civilians. The motorcade started
from Islamabad on Saturday morning and, after an overnight stay in the
city of Dera Ismail Khan, departed for the tribal belt.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Cancer patient asked to lift bandages at airport
A Michigan woman dying of leukemia hopes her embarrassing
experience at a Seattle airport changes the way the
Transportation Security Administration treats travelers with
Supreme Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretap case
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that gives
telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the
government with its [illegal] email and telephone eavesdropping
program. The justices said Tuesday they will not review a court
ruling that upheld the 2008 law against challenges brought by
privacy and civil liberties advocates on behalf of the
companies' customers. The companies include AT&T, Inc., Sprint
Nextel Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. Lawsuits filed by
the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier
Foundation accused the companies of violating the law and
customers' privacy through collaboration with the National
Security Agency on intelligence gathering.
China Drywall Firm Fights Order to Pay U.S. Homeowners
Taishan Gypsum Co. appealed a September court ruling that
ordered the Chinese drywall manufacturer to pay U.S. homeowners
for damages caused by harmful chemicals in the wallboard.
High court won't hear case against Halliburton
The Supreme Court has ruled out reviving lawsuits against
Halliburton Corp. over insurgent ambushes that killed civilian
truck drivers in Iraq. In its order Tuesday, the court said it
will not review a federal appeals court ruling that threw out
suits filed by truckers and their families claiming that
Halliburton and its former KBR Inc. subsidiary knowingly sent
military supply convoys into danger on roads in the Baghdad
area. The attacks killed seven KBR drivers and injured at least
10 others in April 2004.
The Real Mitt Romney
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into the real Mitt Romney. Does he really relate to the average
American? As President, would he impose his beliefs on others?
Is he really Christian?
Spain to Miss Deficit Targets in 2012, 2013 says IMF
Spain will miss its deficit targets in 2012 and 2013 and its
debt will jump to more than 90 percent of gross domestic product
next year as it recapitalizes its banking sector, the IMF said
Businesses Grow Wary; See Fewer Hires, Investments
U.S. small business sentiment weakened in September for the
fourth time in five months as fewer owners expected to add staff
and make capital investments. The National Federation of
Independent Business said on Tuesday its optimism index fell 0.1
point to 92.8 last month.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
One Year Later: Lessons Learned From Occupy Wall Street
The encampments were educational. They helped people build
connections and form social groups. But camping in a park and
talking to like-minded people, she said, can only do so much.
“It’s now about creating alternative media sources, which is
easier to do now that we have all these connections,” she said.
“We’ve all woken up. So it’s not about a park anymore.”
"Popular Blockbuster Drug" Study Terminated Due to High Risks -
Are You Taking It?
Research investigating the effects of Plavix in combination with
aspirin versus using aspirin alone for the prevention of stroke
and cognitive decline has confirmed previous findings: The
combination treatment significantly increases risk of death;
doubles risk of gastrointestinal bleeding; and more than doubles
fatal hemorrhaging. The anti-platelet arm of the study was
terminated as a result of these increased risks to participants
Urgent warning: Widely used sleep, anxiety drugs double chance
(NaturalNews) There is probably no more dreaded illness
associated with getting older than Alzheimer's disease (AD) and
other forms of dementia - and the number of people with this
identity-destroying, mind-robbing horror is growing. The
increase is mostly blamed on the aging population but that
doesn't explain why dementia hits some and not others in the
first place. Now, breaking research suggests a strong link
between widely used drugs known as benzodiazepines (which
include Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ambien, Halcion, Restoril,
Lorazepam and dozens more) and a doubling in the risk of
Turmeric can help regenerate the liver, groundbreaking new
Incredible, groundbreaking new research just published in the
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand found that the
primary polyphenol in turmeric - curcumin - is able to repair
and even regenerate the liver tissues in diabetic rats.
Calls for oversight grow as meningitis death toll mounts
Since the September 25 recall of three lots of a steroid
produced by a Massachusetts company, the outbreak has spread to
10 states and infected 121 people, according to state health
departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
6 ways to protect your family from the danger of GMOs
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in History - Tuesday - October 9, 2012
1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered in New Haven.
The name was later changed to Yale.
1776 - A group of Spanish missionaries settled in what is now San
1781 - The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took
place in Yorktown, VA. The American forces, led by George Washington,
defeated the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.
1812 - During the War of 1812 American forces captured two British
brigs, the Detroit and the Caledonia.
1855 - Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor.
1858 - Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco, CA, and St.
Louis, MO, began.
1872 - Aaron Montgomery started his mail order business with the
delivery of the first mail order catalog. The firm later became
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson made their longest
telephone call to date. It was a distance of two miles.
1888 - The public was admitted to the Washington Monument for the first
1914 - During World War I, German forces captured Antwerp, Belgium.
1930 - Aviator Laura Ingalls landed in Glendale, CA, to complete the
first solo transcontinental flight across the U.S. by a woman.
1936 - The first generator at Boulder Dam began transmitting electricity
to Los Angeles, CA. The name of the dam was later changed to Hoover Dam.
1940 - St. Paul's Cathedral in London was bombed by the Nazis. The dome
was unharmed in the bombing.
1946 - The first electric blanket went on sale in Petersburg, VA.
1974 - Oskar Schindler died in Frankfurt, Germany. Schindler is credited
with saving the lives of about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.
1983 - Helen Moss joined the Brownies at the age of 83. She became the
oldest person to become a member.
1985 - The hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise liner surrendered after
the ship arrived in Port Said, Egypt.
1986 - U.S. District Judge Harry E. Claiborne became the fifth federal
official to be removed from office through impeachment. The U.S. Senate
convicted Claiborne of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
1989 - The official Soviet news agency Tass reported an unidentified
flying object. The report included a trio of tall aliens that had
visited the city of Voronzh.
1994 - The U.S. sent troops and warships to the Persian Gulf in response
to Saddam Hussein sending thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks
toward the Kuwaiti border.
2001 - Prosecutors in Miami, FL, announced that they would seek a prison
sentence if O.J. Simpson was convicted in his road rage trial. Jury
selection began for the trial just after the announcement.
2009 - NASA launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite
(LCROSS). On November 13, it was announced that water had been
discovered in the planned impact plume on the moon.
Another fraud charge against global banking giant
Already under federal investigation for global fraud after a series of
WND reports, banking giant HSBC is engaged in a systematic scheme to
defraud citizens of India who live abroad out of billion of dollars in
investment accounts, according to an Indian source who has provided
evidence to WND.
North Korea says its missiles can strike US mainland
Press TV - We are not concealing the fact that (North Korea's)
revolutionary military, including strategic rocket forces, has placed
not only South Korean enemy forces and US forces in the Korean peninsula
but also Japan, Guam and even the US mainland within its target range,"
the North’s National Defense Commission said in a Tuesday statement. It
added that Pyongyang was ready to react to any attack with "nuclear for
nuclear and missile for missile" strategy. The statement came two days
after Seoul said that it reached an agreement with Washington to extend
the range of its missiles from the current limit of 300 km to 800 km.
UK, Israel seeking to develop SARS-like race-specific bio-weapon
Press TV - British and Zionist health experts are working on a SARS-like
race-specific bio-weapon, which could be capable of creating a global
threat through triggering a massive ethnic cleansing, it has been
claimed. The claim was made following the identification by the World
Health Organization (WHO) of a new SARS-like race-specific virus that
targets people of Middle Eastern decent. The original SARS (Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome) resulted in the death of numerous people in Hong
Athens police plan city-wide crackdown on protests ahead of Merkel visit
RT - Greek police are preparing to close down large sections of the
Athens to contain protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who
is visiting the city on Tuesday for talks with the country's Prime
Minister, Antonis Samaras.
It’s a Boy Girl Thing: Latvian books suggest gender switch games for
RT - Children’s books about sexual equality have provoked heated debate
in Latvia. In an effort to break stereotypes about kids’ patterns of
behavior, it has been suggested that girls and boys switch bodies. But
it’s easier said than done. The books have been translated from Danish,
and are entitled “The Day when Carlis was Carlina” and “The Day when
Ruta was Richard”. The authors believe communal reading of the stories
in kindergartens will help youngsters form a better opinion about gender
VIDEO: Turkey Shells Syria for Sixth Day, Says “Worst Case Scenario”
Kurt Nimmo -The Turkish military shelled Syria for a sixth straight day
Monday after the provincial governor’s office claimed a Syrian round
landed in a cotton field near the town of Altinozu in the border
province of Hatay. The CIA-backed Free Syria Army is based in Antakya,
the largest city in Hatay. The FSA is armed and funded by the Gulf
States of Saudi Arabia and Qatar and receives logistics from the United
States. As we noted in September, there is ample evidence that a large
number of FSA rebels are in fact members of al-Qaeda.
Misfire: NATO mortar ‘gift’ from Turkey to Syrian rebels – newspaper
RT - The mortar used to attack the Turkish town of Akcakale is a design
specific to NATO and was given to Syrian rebels by Ankara, according to
Turkey’s Yurt newspaper. The mortar killed one adult and four children
from the same family on Wednesday. An article by the paper’s
Editor-in-Chief, Merdan Yanardag, states that the newspaper received
information from a reliable source, which claimed that Turkey itself
sent the mortars to rebels in the so-called "free army."
Russia to sign $5-billion defense contract with Iraq
pravda.ru - Russia may join the ranks of major importers of weapons to
Iraq. During the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki's, a contract
for $5 billion may be signed for the sale of MiG fighter jets, products
of Russian Helicopters, anti-aircraft missile systems, armored vehicles
and other weapons to the Middle Eastern country.... If the deal goes
through, Iraq will be among five largest importers of Russian arms.
YouTube: Madrid Spain On The Brink - Protesters Demand Government Step
Madrid Spain is on the brink as people by the tens of thousands hit the
streets because the people are paying the consequences for the bankers
and the politicians. Despite the slanderous propaganda you may have
heard from corporate media outlets this mini-documentary tells lets you
here directly from the mouths of the protestors why they are on the
streets. The overwhelming response is they are demanding democracy, for
their voice to be heard, in a system that has long ignored the people to
serve the corporations, specials interests and lobbyists that Spain
politicians are beholden to.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
DHS wants drones – but won’t have to pay for them during Civil
Activist Post - When the DHS put in the solicitation for
"participation in the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS)
project from the small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) for
transition to its customers" many people believed that the DHS
was working on buying drones to watch over the sheeple before,
during, and after mass civil disorder. But they won’t need to.
Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have been used by
Homeland Security for more than 5 years in the United States.
VIDEO: Costa Mesa Mayor Proposes To Shut Down Soup Kitchens To
Deal With Homeless Problem
CBS News - “My belief is that if we manage to put the soup
kitchen out of business that will go a long way to addressing
the attractiveness in our city that’s creating a huge negative
impact,” Eric Bever said. According to Bever, the “negative
impact” is homeless people who like Costa Mesa because of
services that offer food to less fortunate individuals.
High school students suspended for possession of energy mints
yahoo.com - A group of high school students in Pekin, Ill., were
suspended last week after school officials suspected the mints
they were eating were actually illegal drugs.... According to
EnergyFiend.com, each mint contains 101 milligrams of caffeine
along with guarana, green tea, ginseng, acai, mangosteen and
goji. The Revive brand is endorsed by several MMA fighters and
fitness pageant contestants. McMichael's father said school
officials later admitted they did not know if the chewable,
unmarked mints were, in fact, illegal drugs but upheld the
suspensions anyway, saying the teens displayed "gross misconduct
for taking an unknown product."
DHS To Test Spy Drones For “Public Safety” Applications
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security has
announced in a solicitation to drone manufacturers that it will
begin testing “Robotic Aircraft For Public Safety” at Fort Sill,
Oklahoma, indicating that small spy drones will be used to keep
tabs on Americans in the near future.
US Adds Jihadist Yemeni Group to Terror List
Daily Star - The US State Department on Thursday added the
Yemeni Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) to its list of
terror organizations, saying it is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in
the Arabian peninsula (AQAP). “AAS is simply AQAP’s effort to
rebrand itself, with the aim of manipulating people to join
AQAP’s terrorist cause,” the State Department said in a
statement. “The actions taken today against AAS support the US
effort to degrade the capabilities of its parent organization,
AQAP,” the statement read.
American Undergraduates Recruited For Population Control Agenda
As UN Raises The Stakes
Jurriaan Maessen - On October 3 2012, Pennsylvania State
University provided a stage for [former EPA chief John] Seager,
president of “Population Connection”, an organization promoting
the culling of the overall human population. Accepting an
invitation by the Institute of Environmental Studies, Seager
attempted to convince a hall filled with undergraduates of the
need to bring down the population for “sustainability” purposes.
Refusal of Due Process by USA Government (Japanese Internment
The topic of Japanese internment camps during World War II is
explained by Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) on C-SPAN.
How the Feds Can Take Your Property: Forfeiture $6 Billion
Business for Feds
pakalertpress.com - Two building blocks of American justice are
‘innocent until proven guilty’ and ‘no unreasonable search and
seizure.’ But under federal forfeiture laws since 1985, the
taking and selling of ill-gotten property has become a $6
billion business for federal authorities, and in certain cases
things are sold long before the owner goes to trial.
Taking photos of clouds earns Texas man a visit from the FBI
RT - Michael Galindo, 26, learned the hard way that anything and
everything is seemingly fair game for an FBI investigation. He
was taking photos of a dark and stormy rain cloud above his
native Texas town of Houston last month and had to pay the
consequences for it when a federal agent appeared at his front
door on Friday. Galindo answered honestly when FBI Agent David
Pileggi showed up at his Houston household last week and asked
him about some photos he took on September 13 near the former
Ron Paul to Speak at Utah Valley University October 18
Daily Paul - What will he speak about? Will he endorse Gary
Johnson? Here are the details.
How British companies pour cash into the American elections
Guardian - More than one in five of Britain's largest
corporations are channelling political donations to favoured
candidates ahead of next month's elections in the US – though
these sums may be only the tip of a new campaign-financing
iceberg, according to leading politicians, judges and
pro-transparency watchdogs. As election year reaches its climax,
America is forecast to experience the most extensively
corporate-influenced race for the White House, and for control
of Capitol Hill, in living memory.
Romney Vows To Arm Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Mitt Romney will vow to arm Syrian rebels
today during a major foreign policy speech, illustrating once
again how there is virtually no difference between Romney and
Obama when it comes to serving the interests of the
military-industrial complex. “Mitt Romney will call for an
escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the
heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad’s
tanks, helicopters and fighter jets,”
reports the London Guardian.
YouTube: Ron Paul: We Must Fiscally Restrain Our Government!
Texas Straight Talk Oct 8, 2012.
Want To See What Ben Bernanke Has Done?
Daily Paul - Here is a graph of the Monetary Base from the St.
Louis Fed. There has been a MASSIVE increase in the monetary
base. Really incredible. Source:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
From Zero Interest Rate To Zero Retirement: How The Fed Doomed
Elderly Americans To Endless Work
Zero Hedge - The math of what happens when assumed rates of
return go down, driven by a pro-active ZIRP from the Fed, is
pretty straightforward. To make up for this, PIMCO notes that
those approaching retirement have three choices: a) save more,
b) work longer, or c) tighten their belts in retirement. Each of
these are clear, individual family choices, but what happens
when the whole of society is faced with the same dilemma? What
works for one household can be grossly sub-optimal for society.
VIDEO: American Holocaust
From the Trenches - The Dust Bowl, stock market crash and Great
Depression resulted in the deaths of an estimated 7.5 million
Americans. The natural and unnatural events had one major
result, removing millions of Homesteaders, American Indians and
freed slaves off the petroleum rich Great Plains during the
largest oil boom in US history.
Combating military suicides: Limit access to private weapons?
From the Trenches - Like a gunshot is the only way to kill
yourself. These gun grabbers are looking for any excuse! MSNBC
With nearly half of all suicides in the military having been
committed with privately owned firearms, the Pentagon and
Congress are moving to establish policies intended to separate
at-risk service members from their personal weapons.
Report: Texas veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan dying young at
Press TV - A six-month investigation by the Austin
American-Statesman of Texas' Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who
died after leaving the military found that an alarmingly high
percentage died from prescription drug overdoses, toxic drug
combinations, suicide and single-car crashes — a largely unseen
pattern of early death that federal authorities are failing to
adequately track. The newspaper obtained autopsies, toxicology
reports, inquests and accident reports from more than 50
agencies throughout Texas to analyze the causes of death for 266
Texas veterans who had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and
were receiving VA benefits when they died.
LA protesters mark Afghan war anniversary
Press TV - Activists gathered at the corner of Hollywood and
Highland to protest the 11th anniversary of the war in
Afghanistan Saturday, chanting "money for jobs and education,
not for wars and occupation," while holding banners that read
"U.S./NATO out of Afghanistan." Organized by the A.N.S.W.E.R.
Coalition (or Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), the
three-hour-long protest aimed to mobilize people to participate
in an effort to demand the government bring troops back
immediately, shut down the major army recruiting station in
Hollywood and channel more money into social welfare programs.
VIDEO: Rally to protest 11 years of Afghan war and ‘honoring the
Press TV - As the Afghanistan war enters its 12th year on
Sunday, October 7, antiwar veterans and their allies will gather
at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in New York City to
demand an end to all wars and respect for rights to assemble
peacefully. Related: Slideshow:
Veterans and Allies Arrested...
EPA Encourages Recruiting Students for ‘Energy Patrols’ at
CNS News - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is
celebrating Children’s Health Month this October by providing
information and health tips on its website, including the
importance of energy efficiency in schools. On the website page
is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, “Sensible Steps to
Healthier School Environment.” In the report’s chapter on Energy
Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish
“Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools.” One of the items
in the box reads, “Educate students and staff about how their
behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student
energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is
Groundbreaking study: Aronia, curcumin extracts effectively kill
brain cancer cell line
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Department of Natural
Sciences at Middlesex University in the U.K. have made a
fascinating discovery concerning two natural "superfood"
compounds and their ability to kill cancer cells. It turns out
that both chokeberry extract (Aronia melanocarpa) and turmeric
(Curcuma longa) work together with one another to stop the
spread of malignant cancer cells, as well as induce cancer cell
death, a process more commonly known as apoptosis.
Urgent warning: Widely used sleep, anxiety drugs double chance
(NaturalNews) There is probably no more dreaded illness
associated with getting older than Alzheimer's disease (AD) and
other forms of dementia - and the number of people with this
identity-destroying, mind-robbing horror is growing. The
increase is mostly blamed on the aging population but that
doesn't explain why dementia hits some and not others in the
first place. Now, breaking research suggests a strong link
between widely used drugs known as benzodiazepines (which
include Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ambien, Halcion, Restoril,
Lorazepam and dozens more) and a doubling in the risk of
Omega-3 Fats Seen as Natural Anti-Aging Nutrient
Activist Post - A new study partially attributes longevity to
consuming enough omega-3s to balance the ratio of omega-6 to
omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, which preserves DNA segments
called telomeres – telomeres shorten with age.... Researchers
note that the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3s may lower
the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis,
Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions associated with aging.
This study’s finding “strongly suggests that inflammation is
what’s driving the changes in telomeres,” says lead author Jan
A deadly achievement: Kaiser Permanente sets world record for
most flu vaccines given in an eight-hour period
(NaturalNews) A Southern California-based healthcare chain has
set a new world record for the most flu vaccines given in a
single eight-hour time period. CBS 8 News in San Diego reports
that Kaiser Permanente's "Super Saturday Flu Clinic," which took
place on September 29, successfully jabbed 30,000 people with
seasonal flu vaccine at 40 different corporate locations
throughout the Southern California region, topping the previous
world record nearly three-fold.
Nonprofit organizations exposed: American Dietetic Association
and others in bed with Monsanto
(NaturalNews) There is a reason why the American Dietetic
Association (ADA), which was recently renamed the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), often makes ridiculous nutrition
recommendations such as to eat lots of grains as part of a
"healthy" diet, or to avoid eating fats, particularly saturated
fats, which it falsely suggests are harmful to health. It turns
out that this nonprofit organization and many others routinely
accept cash contributions and sponsorships from major industry
players like Monsanto, Procter & Gamble, and the National Dairy
Council, which steer the types of information they disseminate
13,000 got suspect steroid shots; risk uncertain
NEW YORK (AP) -- As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots
suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials
said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.
Officials don't how many of the shots may have been contaminated
with meningitis-causing fungus tied to the outbreak. And the
figure includes not only those who got them in the back for pain
- who are most at risk - but also those who got the shots in
other places, like knees and shoulders.
The vaccine empire has collapsed
A review from The Cochrane Collaboration, a widely respected
research-analysis team, went over all the evidence, and entered
its conclusion: In healthy adults, no flu vaccine delivers
protection from the flu. It doesn't protect against transmission
of flu viruses from person to person, either.
‘Biofarms’ to Integrate Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals into GMO
Anthony Gucciardi - The truth really is much stranger than
fiction, especially when it comes to the open and admitted
future plans of major biotechnology companies. One such case
involves a biotech company known as ProdiGene, the officials
from which actually faced jail time back in 2002 for
contaminating the traditional food supply with
‘biopharmaceutical’ crops that were growing pharmaceuticals and
vaccine components associated with AIDS, diabetes, and diarrhea.
Can Under-Nourished People Also Be Overweight?
Green Med Info - It's an old debate — is weight loss all about
limiting what you eat? The answer is not a definitive "yes." In
fact, there's more evidence to the contrary. It is clear that
weight gain is not caused by what popular diet and health gurus
say it is — eating too much fat, not exercising enough and
eating too many calories. A recent study published in the
journal PLOS Medicine has reported the rise of obesity in an
Algerian refugee camp where people are not getting enough
CISPA 2.0? Cyber-bill author says Congress has 'rekindled'
interest in his failed legislation
RT - Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chair of the US House
Intelligence Committee and a co-author of the controversial
CISPA bill, told an audience at the Chamber of Commerce last
week that his failed cybersecurity legislation might soon be
brought back up for discussion.
Geologists Plan To Drill 6 Kilometers Down – All The Way To
singularityhub.com - It’s an expensive journey – costing a
billion dollars – and it’s wrought with hazards that could
derail the explorers at any moment. But if these explorers reach
their destination, they will have gone where no one has gone
before.... The group of geologists involved in the Integrated
Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) aim to penetrate 6 kilometers
through the Earth’s crust and reach our planet’s second layer,
the mantle. From the mantle they hope to retrieve samples which
will answer some basic questions about geology, climate change,
and life here on Earth.
Lab-Made Eggs Raise New Fertility Options
WSJ - Japanese scientists have made viable mouse eggs in a
laboratory dish, an advance that may offer a new route for
treating infertility in people. The experiment completes a
long-sought quest in reproductive biology: to make sperm and
eggs in a lab dish. A year ago, the same core group of
scientists at Kyoto University created healthy mouse sperm in
the lab. In the latest experiment, the dish-created eggs were
fertilized with natural mouse sperm to create healthy, fertile
mice. The research appears in the journal Science.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
LA County drops charges against Rawesome food rights champions
Sharon Palmer and Victoria Bloch
(NaturalNews) It seems a little raw milk muscle can go a long
way in defeating haters of food freedom.
in History - Monday - October 8, 2012
1895 - The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA.
1904 - "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT.
1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded.
1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25
German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York
had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector.
After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
1919 - The first transcontinental air race in the U.S. began.
1938 - The cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman
1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada
would be given the secret to the atomic bomb.
1950 - U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.
1952 - "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the first
1981 - U.S. President Reagan greeted former Presidents Carter, Ford and
Nixon to the White House. The group was preparing to leave for Egypt to
attend the funeral of Anwar Sadat.
1982 - In Poland, all labor organizations, including Solidarity, were
1993 - The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI of any
wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the Branch Davidian
compound. The fire that ended the siege killed as many as 85 people.
1998 - Taliban forces attacked Iranian border posts. Iran said that
three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban forces were forced
to retreat. The Taliban of Afghanistan denied the event occurred.
1998 - Canada and Netherlands were voted into the U.N. Security Council.
2001 - Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania, was sworn in as
director of the new U.S. department of Homeland Security.
2001 - Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted
outside of the international space station without a shuttle present.
2002 - A federal judge approved U.S. President George W. Bush's request
to reopen West Coast ports, to end a caustic 10-day labor lockout. The
lockout was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 billion to $2
billion a day.
2003 - China announced that it would have a human crew orbit the Earth
briefly on October 15.
2003 - Vietnam and the United States reached a tentative agreement that
would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries since
the end of the Vietnam War.
2004 - The first-ever direct presidential elections were held in
VIDEO: The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa Are NOT Just About
Oil … They’re Also About GAS
Washington’s Blog - The Iraq war was really about oil, according to Alan
Greenspan, John McCain, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, a high-level
National Security Council officer and others.... As key war architect
John Bolton said last year: The critical oil and natural gas producing
region that we fought so many wars to try and protect our economy from
the adverse impact of losing that supply or having it available only at
very high prices.
‘We win, you lose’: Taliban jeers at US, NATO as Afghan war enters 12th
RT - NATO forces “are fleeing Afghanistan” in “humiliation and
disgrace”, proclaims the Taliban as the US-led war in the country enters
its twelfth year. "With the help of Allah, the valiant Afghans under the
Jihadi leadership of Islamic Emirates defeated the military might and
numerous strategies of America and NATO alliance," the Taliban said in a
statement Sunday. Foreign forces have already started leaving the
country ravaged by the war on terror the US proclaimed after the 9/11
attacks on New York and Washington.
Cyber attackers targeted Iranian oil and gas rigs, attacks repelled -
RT - Iran’s offshore oil and gas platforms were the targets of the cyber
attacks aimed at crippling the country. All threats were repelled –
according to an unnamed official. It is almost two weeks since the
managing director of the National Iranian Offshore Oil Company Mahmoud
Zirakchianzadeh announced his company’s negotiations over deals worth
Protests Redux: Spanish unions plan general strike after more mass
RT - Spanish labor unions have threatened a national strike unless the
country’s right-wing government cancels announced austerity cuts, in the
wake of a second day of national mass protests. Some 60,000
demonstrators flooded the center of Madrid, during the biggest of more
than 50 union-backed protests across the country. Their banners read
"Their plunder, my crisis" and “No more unemployment, no more cuts.”
American Women Marching into Tribal Pakistan: Obama 'Worse Than Bush'
US News - Thirty-two Americans associated with the feminist anti-war
activist group Code Pink are in Pakistan for a march from Islamabad to
that country's tumultuous tribal belt to protest American drone strikes
that reportedly kill civilians along with their terrorist targets.
YouTube: Anonymous Calls for Worldwide Protest Against Big Brother
Big Brother Worldwide Protest October 20, 2012.
The New RoboBee Drone Will Navigate Using Sight And Smell
Business Insider - Jesse Emspak, an analyst for Discovery, reports that
researchers in the U.K. are attempting to build a "bee brain" in order
to fill out requirements of what would be the new age of drone warfare.
The important distinction is that these new drones are not autonomous
the way we traditionally think: preprogrammed routes and missions
executed or aborted based on input, stipulations coded by the drone
operators. From Emspak: Called the "Green Brain," the software model
will focus on how a bee sees and smells. With that, a robotic bee could
be built that actually behaves like a real bee, rather than just flying
on a pre-programmed path and carrying out instructions.
Iran Urges Israel to Join NPT
rian.ru - Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
in order for a nuclear-free Middle East to take shape, Iran's Ambassador
to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh
said.... The Iranian envoy called on world countries to exert pressure
on Israel to sign the treaty. Israel, believed to have between 200 and
400 nuclear warheads, has ignored international calls to join the
THERE IS NO HYPERINFLATION IN IRAN – The Real Story Is Much More
Business Insider - Contrary to reports, there is no hyperinflation in
Iran right now at all. In fact, the Western sanctions imposed on Iran's
oil trade are failing miserably to meet their objectives. And a regime
collapse – or even, coming short of that, another popular uprising
reminiscent of June 2009 – seems further away from Iran than ever.
Israel Shoots Down Unidentified Drone Over Its Airspace
Zero Hedge - Just because the middle east did not have enough countries
and/or terrorist organizations shooting at random things, in outright
attempts of provocation or otherwise, here comes Israel to join the
party. From Reuters: "The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it
crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it
remained unclear where the aircraft came from.
* Related Article:
Hezbollah mission? Israel’s search for drone origin
Israeli jets fly mock raids over south Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) - Israeli warplanes swooped low over Lebanese villages
Sunday in a menacing show of force apparently aimed at the Hezbollah
guerrilla group after a mysterious raid by an unmanned aircraft that was
shot out of Israeli skies over the weekend.
VIDEO: 'Too easy': Ex-drone operator on watching civilians die
BBC - James Jeffrey served as an officer in the British Army in both
Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2009, he helped guide drones flying over
Helmand Province, where he had to make life and death decisions about
whether to engage the enemy. Speaking to Orla Guerin, the BBC's
correspondent in Pakistan, he describes how he almost ordered a drone
attack on a suspected militant thought to be planting an improvised
explosive device. At the last minute the strike was cancelled when he
realized the potential enemy he could see on the monitor was in fact a
Breaking: Turkey Fires Into Syria After It Says Mortar Hit Farm
Kurt Nimmo - The Turkish government turned up the heat on Friday
following an appeal by Russia for the NATO country to stay calm and
avoid any action that may increase tension with Syria. Ankara’s military
forces claim Syria fired a mortar into the Turkish province of Hatay and
says it has responded by firing into Syria.
VIDEO: FSA Rebel: ‘We Won’t Stop Until Al-Qaeda Flag Raised Over White
Infowars.com - These are the guys the Obama administration is funding
with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money. “We started our
holy war here and won’t finish until this (Jihadis Banner) will be
raised on top of the White House. Keep funding them, you always do that,
remember? Al Qaeda for instance.”
'No food, no drugs': Libyan troops siege ex-Gaddafi stronghold
RT - Armed Libyan forces continue to surround the city of Bani Walid,
Libya. As tension between government troops and opposition supporters
continues to mount, residents have been left without food and other
supplies – and are calling on the UN for help.
Philippines to prosecute posting of “defamatory” comments; $24,000 or 12
years in prison.
RT - The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post
“defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and
Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000)
or face up to 12 years in prison. Websites that publish the material may
also be shut down.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Panetta Warns Conflict Between Syria and Turkey May
Produce Regional War
Kurt Nimmo - Buffer zone used by globalists to allow rebel
activity inside Syria. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on
Saturday that the conflict on the border between Syria and
Turkey may spread to neighboring countries and create a regional
war. Turkey continued shelling of Syrian targets on Sunday in
what Al Arabiya describes as immediate retaliation after a
mortar round allegedly fired from Syria hit the southeastern
Turkish border village of Akcakale where five civilians were
killed last week. Akcakale is a key supply route for the CIA’s
Free Syria Army and other so-called rebels.
National Guardsman fatally shot during traffic stop on Grand
NY Times - An unarmed Army National Guardsman was pulled over on
a Queens highway and shot to death by an NYPD officer from an
elite unit today — and the DA now is probing the incident that
the victim’s friend is calling a case of police “road rage.”
Noel Polanco, 22, had his hands on the steering wheel of his
2012 Honda Fit moments before Detective Hassan Hamdy shot him
once in the torso, a woman sitting in the front passenger seat
told police, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
VIDEO: FEMA Bill HR6566: Ordering National Preparation For Mass
From The Trenches - The United States Congress has passed a bill
which mandates the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to
prepare for “mass fatality planning” and funeral homes,
cemeteries and mortuaries being “overwhelmed” in the aftermath
of a mass terror attack, natural disaster or other crisis. ...
The bill, H. R. 6566 or the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious
Considerations Act, was posted on the govtrack.us website this
morning having been approved by the House on September 28.
VIDEO: Obamacare on ‘Fast Track’ Back to Supreme Court
WND - The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual
mandate within the Obama health-care law seemed to be the last
word in a fierce legal fight. But on Monday, the Supreme Court
ordered the Justice Department to respond to a suit filed by
Liberty Counsel on behalf of Liberty University. The school
contends both the individual and employer mandates are
unconstitutional on the grounds that they infringe upon the
freedom of religious expression.
Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is
Unsafe For Visitors
CBS News - Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney
Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own
Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to
remind the public that the officers are overworked,
understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.... Iorio
says the once 2,000 strong force is shrinking rapidly; since the
start of summer, hundreds of officers have left the department.
Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril
Market Watch - Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s busy agenda
this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability
to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture
to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is
the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to
buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and
furniture as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission
from the copyright holder of those products.... Another likely
result is that it would hit you financially because the
copyright holder would now want a piece of that sale.
GMO-pushing ‘No on 37′ campaign forced to pull TV ads after
caught blatantly lying
(NaturalNews) The ad featured an opinion from an individual
identified on screen as “Dr. Henry I. Miller M.D., Stanford
University, founding dir. FDA Office of Technology.” But the
title was a lie! Just like everything else about GMOs, it’s all
truly a bunch of lies based on fraud and trickery. As it turns
out, Dr. Henry Miller doesn’t work for Stanford University at
all. He’s actually a “research fellow” at the Hoover
Institution, which just happens to be physically located on the
same plot of land as Stanford University.
YouTube: Ben Swann One on One with Gary Johnson
Ben Swann talks one on one with Libertarian Presidential
Candidate Gary Johnson about the federal deficit, legalizing
marijuana and why Johnson is polling so well in Ohio.
Gary Johnson’s campaign says GOP committed crimes to keep him
Daily Caller - An attorney for presidential candidate Gary
Johnson is accusing the Pennsylvania Republican Party of
breaking the law and engaging in “Watergate-style dirty tricks”
in an attempt to disqualify the Libertarian from appearing on
the ballot in November. The Daily Caller obtained a letter sent
from Johnson’s attorney, Alicia Dearn, asking the Philadelphia
District Attorney’s office to investigate allegations of
attempted bribery and false impersonation of an FBI agent.
Globalist Choice – Obama Set to Raise $1 Billion for Re-Election
Intel Hub - So far in September alone the Obama camp has raised
over $181 million dollars in funding for his re-election
campaign. The campaign has grossed over $949 million to date,
signifying that he is most likely the globalists choice player.
Now Stevie Wonder, Clinton, and others are in preparation to
pump up his purse even more with massive fundraising efforts to
take place over the weekend in Los Angeles. With all of the
publicity he should be set to top the one billion dollar mark.
Obama fundraiser's bin Laden movie to hit screen two days before
RT - Two days before the presidential election, a film
embellishing the death of Osama bin Laden will be released by a
company whose co-chairman has raised more than $100,000 for the
Obama Victory Fund. The film, titled “Seal Team Six: The Raid on
Osama bin Laden,” will air on the National Geographic Channel on
Nov. 4. The channel claims it is not political and using the
debut date to help promote the start of its fall season, the
Associated Press reported.
VIDEO: Stealing a US election? Nothing’s easier!
RT - Brad Friedman is an independent award-winning blogger who
has covered the U.S. election system for years. Speaking to RT,
he said the problem is actually a pandemic, and change is long
overdue. “Every single state in the union uses electronic
voting. A third of the voters this year will vote on 100 percent
unverifiable touch screen voting systems. The rest of the
country, by and large, will vote on paper ballots, but those
paper ballots are also counted by electronic systems. Unless you
can see inside a computer, there is no way to know if those
computers have tallied those ballots correctly,” said Friedman.
A Jobs Report Conspiracy?
Economic Collapse - Well, isn't that convenient? The Obama
campaign desperately needed the last employment report to be
released before the election to show that the unemployment rate
had fallen below 8 percent, and somehow it magically happened.
Even though non-farm payroll employment only increased by
114,000 last month (not enough to even keep up with population
growth), the official unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent to
7.8 percent. So how did that happen?
Unemployment Now Is 22%" - Paul Craig Roberts
Gold Radio Cafe - October 5, 2012.
US Foodstamp Usage Rises To -New Record High
Zero Hedge - At 46,681,833 persons hooked on SNAP [Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program], the July number crossed the
previous record posted a short month before, as the foodstamp
curve continues ‘plumbing’ newer and greater heights each month.
How foreclosures ate America: Incredible interactive map shows
wave of property repossession over the past five years
Daily Mail - A new map that illustrates foreclosure rates across
the country from January 2007 to July 2012 makes uncomfortable
reading for President Obama and his team who insist that
Americans are better off than they were four years ago.
Sky-high gas prices in California reveal energy infrastructure
ripe for sudden collapse
(NaturalNews) California's energy infrastructure is so fragile
that a power outage at a single gasoline refinery caused
state-wide prices to skyrocket. ...Exxon Mobil refinery in
Torrance was knocked offline several days ago by a local power
outage. This, in turn, caused a sudden spike in gasoline prices
state-wide. This whole fiasco may have been set off by something
like a single electrical transformer failing somewhere along the
electrical supply chain. What this really reveals is just how
close to collapse California's energy infrastructure really is.
And... California can't import gasoline from neighboring states
because its fuel refining requirements are so stringent due to
air quality control concerns.
Detoxing your gut can help you avoid Type 2 diabetes, according
(NaturalNews) Two separate studies in different areas of the
world have come to similar conclusions: An imbalance of the
gut's intestinal flora can be a precursor to Type 2 diabetes....
We can rid ourselves of most of the pathogenic bacteria. There
are several herbs that are useful for detoxing pathogenic
bacteria from our guts. In order to ensure proper
detoxification, a foundation of eating right is necessary.
Control fall allergies with natural remedies
(NaturalNews) Although many people associate allergy season with
the onset of spring, fall can also wreak havoc with allergy
sufferers. This year, instead of suffering under mounds of
tissues or resorting to over-the-counter or even worse yet,
prescribed medications or allergy shots, discover the relief
that natural remedies can bring.
Four bitter herbs heal the liver, gall bladder, and other
(NaturalNews) Certain bitter herbs are considered liver herbs
because they stimulate, cleanse, and protect the liver and gall
bladder. While Western palates are not fond of bitter tasting
foods, they do stimulate and support digestion. German research
shows that bitter tonic herbs stimulate bile and hydrochloric
acid production. They stimulate nervous system and immune system
function, as well as combat fatigue and exhaustion.
Political and corporate elite shun GM food on their own plate
(NaturalNews) With a sad twist of irony, corporate and
government elite dine on safe, organic food while the masses,
those very people who are supposedly represented and protected
by their governments, are poisoned by hidden genetically
modified organisms, pesticides and dangerous contaminants. The
presidential family demands organic food in their kitchen, yet
behind closed doors, shake hands with the biotech industry.
China's top brass is fed by an exclusive, gated organic garden
while the rest of the population consumes GM food, steroid
contaminated meat and dairy laced with melamine. Even Monsanto's
own employee's command non-genetically modified food in their
canteen. Access to clean, organic and healthy food is not a
given right anymore -- it has become a political battleground
with the average citizen suffering the loss.
Brain Foods: 5 Natural Cognition and Brain Boosters
Activist Post - It’s quite simple – you can eat foods that
nurture health, or you can eat foods that create disease.
Similarly, you can eat brain foods that boost your brain power,
or you can eat those that quite literally dumb you down.
4 Extremely Simple Ways to Destress Quickly
Activist Post - Stress is a killer, literally. Not only does it
kill your mood and your outlook, it can significantly suppress
your immune system and help, ultimately paving way for a sooner
death. Not only that, but stress is a contributor to heart
disease and many other lifestyle diseases. Effectively managing
stress is a learned practice, but anyone can learn of ways to
VIDEO: R.I. becomes first state to mandate flu shots for
providencejournal.com - Rhode Island today became the first
state in the nation to mandate seasonal flu shots for all
health-care workers. Overriding the objections of health-care
workers’ unions and the Rhode Island affiliate of the American
Civil Liberties Union, Health Director Michael D. Fine filed new
regulations requiring seasonal flu shots for doctors, nurses and
others — employees, temporary workers and volunteers — working
for hospitals, nursing homes, home-care agencies and other
Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality
Huffington Post - "This study was just routine," said Russian
biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the
understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out
to discover if Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soy, grown
on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or
reproduction.... After feeding hamsters for two years over three
generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on
the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the
third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to
have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high
mortality rate among the pups.
YouTube: Epicyte: Contraceptive Corn
In 2001 scientists at the Epicyte bio-lab in San Diego created
the ultimate GM crop—'contraceptive corn'—after researchers
discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm.
By isolating the genes that regulate the manufacture of these
antibodies, and by putting them in corn plants, the company has
created tiny horticultural factories that make
contraceptives.... Shortly after the 2001 Epicyte press release,
all discussion of the breakthrough vanished. The company itself
was taken over in 2004 by Biolex and nothing more was heard in
any media about the development of spermicidal corn.
* Related Article:
Spermicidal Breakfast Cereal
VIDEO: This GMO Farmer Supports Labeling
Activist Post - What makes Troy's story – and this new video –
so powerful is that he supports labeling genetically engineered
foods. Troy believes that consumers should be able to make an
informed decision each time they go to the grocery store and
that they have a right to know about their food, and what
they’re feeding their families. He believes that labeling is “a
win for farmers and a win for consumers.”
Does 100% Natural Mean GMO-Free? Natural Regulators Side with
Activist Post - When you purchase shampoo or cosmetics and it
has a sticker on it that claims it is “natural”, what’s your
impression? You think the ingredients are all-natural, right?
Naturally, you are not alone. However, the agency who is in
charge of certifying personal care items as “natural” seems to
think GMO ingredients fit under this umbrella. No matter what
product it is, 100% natural does NOT also mean GMO-free.
Forget Geoengineering: Professor Calls for “Human Engineering”
to Save Earth
Melissa Melton - Now Director of the Masters Program in
Bioethics at New York University Matthew Liao has published an
article entitled, “Hand-Made Humans May Hold the Key to Saving
the World” asserting that, in order to combat manmade climate
change, we should consider “building Earth-friendly people”
using “human engineering.” Liao claims a series of scientific
interventions — from pharmaceutical-induced meat intolerance to
“preimplantation genetic diagnosis” for creating smaller
children to cognitive enhancements that would cause women to
stop getting pregnant — are not only “feasible” in the “near
future,” but would have “broad appeal”.
Declassified at Last: Air Force’s Supersonic Flying Saucer
Danger Room - Officially, aliens have never existed but flying
saucers very nearly did. The National Archives has recently
published never-before-seen schematics and details of a 1950s
military venture, called Project 1794, which aimed to build a
supersonic flying saucer.
Why simple behaviors can seem impossible to change
(NaturalNews) Are you having a hard time changing a simple
behavior or habit? Fewer things are more frustrating than
failing to make changes that appear so simple. Millions of
people battle with personal change that doesn't come so easily.
In come cases, the problem behavior is life threatening.
in History - Friday - October 5, 2012
1813 - Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of
Thames when American forced defeated the British and the allied Indian
1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S.
Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.
1930 - Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental
airplane flight. 1930 - "The Fighting Priest" began airing on CBS radio.
1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt called for a "quarantine" of aggressor
1947 - U.S. President Harry Truman held the first televised
presidential address from the White House. The subject was the current
international food crisis.
1969 - A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air
Force Base in Florida. The plane entered U.S. air space and landed
without being detected.
1970 - Anwar Sadat took office as President of Egypt replacing Gamal
Abdel Nassar. Sadat was assassinated in 1981.
1974 - American David Kunst completed the first journey around the world
on foot. It took four years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed four
continents and walked 14,450 miles.
1985 - An Egyptian policeman went on a shooting rampage at a Sinai
beach. Seven Israeli tourists were killed. The policeman died in prison
the following January of an apparent suicide.
1986 - Sandinista soldiers captured American Eugene Hasenfus after
shooting him down over southern Nicaragua.
1988 - In a debate between candidates for vice president of the U.S.,
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen told Republican Dan Quayle, "You're no Jack
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced that his country
would cut its nuclear arsenal in response to the arms reduction that was
initiated by U.S. President George Bush.
1993 - China set off an underground nuclear explosion.
1998 - The U.S. paid $60 million for Russia's research time on the
international space station to keep the cash-strapped Russian space
1999 - Kevin Spacey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - MCI Worldcom Inc. and Sprint Corp. announced plans to merge.
2006 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rolled out its $4 generic drug program to
the entire state of Florida after a successful test in the Tampa area.
Greece may go bust in November
RT - Greece will run out of money as early as the end of November, if it
doesn’t receive the scheduled bailout plan payment, according to the PM.
Budget cuts - a precondition for bailout – are starting to severely hurt
the economy.... Greece has relied on bailouts from increasingly
impatient international creditors since May 2010. In return, it imposed
a punishing austerity program, repeatedly slashing incomes, hiking taxes
and raising the retirement age.
British healthcare system now pushing pregnant women to get vaccinated
for whooping cough
(NaturalNews) If you are pregnant, between the ages of 28 and 38, and a
citizen of the U.K., the government-run National Health Service (NHS)
wants to see you vaccinated for whooping cough as part of a new mass
vaccination propaganda campaign that appears to be sweeping the
VIDEO: Turkish parliament authorizes cross-border military operations in
RT - Turkey’s parliament has authorized cross-border military operations
into Syria ‘when necessary.’ The move follows a cross-border
mortar-shelling into Turkey which Damascus has apologized for. The
Turkish parliament voted 320-129 in favor of the bill, though the
government was quick to eliminate the perception they country preparing
for a unilateral military assault. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan said Turkey "does not want to "start a war" with Syria while
speaking at a press conference on Thursday evening .
Borderline conflict: UN Security Council urges Syria and Turkey to show
RT - Earlier, Turkey authorized cross-border incursions into Syria ‘when
necessary.’ The key UN body also urged the Syrian government to fully
respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbors, the
President of the Security Council, Gert Rosenthal, said in a press
statement on Thursday. “The members of the Security council called for
restraint,” he said. Asked if the call for restraint was directed only
at Syria or at Turkey too, the president of the council answered “It’s
directed at both.”
Turkey Scorched Earth Policy On Syrian Border to Establish FSA Protected
Kurt Nimmo - According to sources at the Israeli intelligence asset
DEBKAfile, Turkey is attempting to cut a ten kilometer “buffer strip”
with continuous artillery barrages on the Syrian side of the border.
“Constrained from a substantial military incursion into Syria by US
President Barack Obama’s veto and Saudi and Qatari refusals to help pay
for it, Turkey’s government and military decided to make do with carving
out a buffer strip 10 kilometers deep into Syria by continuous artillery
barrages,” the website reports today.
Report: Turkey Demands US Impose No Fly Zone Over Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has asked the
United States to impose an immediate “no fly zone” over areas of Syria
in the aftermath of a mortar attack which killed five Turkish
civilians... Obama administration officials flatly refused Erdogan’s
request, citing recent intelligence which suggests that Syrian President
Bashar Assad will not be able to hold on to power for any longer than
VIDEO: Greek shipyard workers clash with police, storm Defense Ministry
RT - About 250 shipyard workers stormed the Greek Defense Ministry in
Athens on Thursday, demanding to be paid their wages and calling for an
audience with the Greek Defense Minister. The shipyard workers were from
the Hellenic Skarmangas shipyard. Furious over not having been paid for
six months, they chanted “We want solutions, not layoffs!" according to
a Reuters report.
Leading World Bank Demographer: Vaccination Campaigns Part Of Population
Intel Hub - On October 2nd a retired demographer at the World Bank
admitted that vaccination campaigns are an integral part of the World
Bank’s population policies. John F. May, the Bank’s leading demographer
from 1992 to 2012, told the French web journal Sens Public (and
in turn transcribed by the think-tank May works for) that
vaccination campaigns, especially in so-called “high-fertility
countries”, are means to achieve population reduction in those
National ‘Virtual ID card’ Scheme Set for Launch (Is there anything that
could possibly go wrong?)
Independent - The Government will announce details this month of a
controversial national identity scheme which will allow people to use
their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification
documents for accessing public services. People wishing to apply for
services ranging from tax credits to fishing licences and passports will
be asked to choose from a list of familiar online log-ins, including
those they already use on social media sites, banks, and large retailers
such as supermarkets, to prove their identity.
Costa Rica set to ban hunting, a first in the Americas
france24.com - Costa Rica is set to be the first country in the American
continent to ban recreational hunting after the country's legislature
approved the popular measure by a wide margin.... The ban, which does
not affect fishing for sport, does allow researchers to hunt for
scientific purposes. Hunters violating the ban would have to pay a fine
of up to $3,000.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
‘Choose love’: Pro-Muslim ads to appear in NYC subways
RT - After anti-Muslim ads hit NYC subways last month, Jewish
and Christian groups respond with a message of love – hanging
pro-Muslim posters to condemn intolerance and celebrate the
city’s diversity. Rabbis for Human Rights – North America and
the Sojourners Christian group will place their adverts right
next to the anti-jihad messages that were released by pro-Israel
group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).The
organization covered 10 Manhattan stations, despite strong
objection by the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Bipartisan Senate Panel Report Finds
DHS Intelligence Effort Had ‘Nothing to Do With National
Fox News Insider - A bipartisan report from the Senate blasts a
Homeland Security intelligence program calling it “useless” and
a “costly effort that tramples on civil liberties.”... Judge
Napolitano said the program is costly, but the DHS doesn’t know
the exact price tag. It could cost anywhere between $300 million
and $1 billion dollars. The Senate committee says that more than
$1.4 billion has been spent and even counted a different number
of fusion centers than the DHS claims to have.
Police evidence routinely falsified by lab technician; 34,000
drug cases may have been falsified
(NaturalNews) "I messed up bad." That's what Annie Dookhan, a
former Massachusetts state chemist at the heart of a state drug
lab scandal, told investigators when they discovered what she
had done. It could be the understatement of the year. Dookhan
has admitted she improperly removed evidence from storage,
forged the signatures of colleagues and did not conduct proper
tests on drugs for "two or three years," according to a copy of
a State Police report obtained by the Boston Globe newspaper
Fox News reporter blames mainstream media for America's imminent
(NaturalNews) In a recent speech to an audience focused on the
state of politics and the U.S. media, a Fox News contributor and
former Democratic pollster lambasted the Fourth Estate for its
lack of journalistic integrity and, in his words, an
"overwhelming bias" that he sees as contributing to the demise
of the country.
Help free James Stewart, the raw 'milkman' of California, who
remains illegally imprisoned in Ventura County
(NaturalNews) It has been more than two months now since we
reported that the new legal team representing California raw
"milkman" James Stewart initiated its filing of a motion to
dismiss all the charges levied against Stewart by the Ventura
County District Attorney's office -- but to this day, Stewart is
still sitting in jail for absolutely no justifiable reason, and
with no end in sight.
YouTube: Afghanistan: Epic Fail | Brainwash Update
RT - Only days away from the 11th anniversary of the invasion of
Afghanistan, Abby Martin takes a look back at consequences of
the longest military involvement in US history.
Rand Paul Interview on Jon Stewart's Daily Show (10/3/12)
Daily Paul - In this exclusive, unedited interview, Kentucky
Senator Rand Paul demonstrates his psychic powers and argues
against unchecked government regulation.
Military Employed For Crowd Control At College Football Game
Activist Post - Columbia, South Carolina police “officials” have
announced that US Military Police from Ft. Jackson will be on
the streets alongside civilian law enforcement after the South
Carolina-Georgia football game this Saturday night, October 6.
According to reports by WISTV, Columbia will be spending more
than $11,000 worth of overtime for 50 officers who will be
placed in the Five Points and Vista areas after the game. The
teams will be made up of University of South Carolina Campus
Police, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies, the South Carolina
Highway Patrol, and Military Police from Ft. Jackson.
Did the new Alternative Media actually save American lives?
Activist Post - Put this in the “I don’t believe it” file, but
something unusual has happened. The Department of Homeland
Security /Immigration Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) has
CANCELLED their request to purchase 176,000 rounds of .308
hollow point boat tail ammunition. According to an email that
was passed onto me, Harry at the Federal Service Desk stated
that a notice could be cancelled for a variety of reasons. There
are a few reasons why the DHS may have cancelled the notice.
Americans Are Largely Responsible for Japan’s Ongoing Nuclear
globalresearch.ca - After the Fukushima disaster – in an effort
to protect the American nuclear industry – the U.S. has joined
Japan in raising “acceptable” radiation levels. U.S. Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton also signed a pact with her counterpart
in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood
from Japan, despite the fact that the FDA is refusing to test
seafood for radiation in any meaningful fashion. So U.S. actions
are helping to protect a pro-nuclear policy in Japan.
Los Angeles City Council Repeals Pot Dispensary Ban
Guardian - Los Angeles has repealed its ban on pot shops,
granting a reprieve to the city’s estimated 1,000 dispensaries
but leaving their legal status in limbo.... Federal statutes
forbid the sale of marijuana, but California – along with 16
other states and the District of Columbia – permit medical
TSA Worker Steals $500 From Traveler As Punishment For
Paul Joseph Watson - A former TSA worker has pleaded guilty to
stealing over $500 in cash from a man who complained about the
TSA’s invasive pat down procedure, with the TSA agent admitting
the theft was a punishment for the man’s lack of obedience.
60-year-old John W. Irwin pleaded guilty to one count of grand
larceny following an incident in November 2011, during which a
man asked that he be given a pat down rather than face a body
scanner due to a medical condition.
Public Schools Installing Biometric Hand Scanning Lunch Systems
Intel Hub - Carroll County is the first district in Maryland,
and one of the first in the country to install a PalmSecure
system in their schools, which will force students of all ages
to place their hands through an infrared scanner to pay for
their lunches. The PalmSecure system is currently operating in
three Carroll County elementary schools, but should be in every
school within a year and a half. The palm-reading system will
cost a projected $300,000 for installation in all 43 schools in
the system, as well as in the central office.
YouTube: Ben Swann Reality Check: The Real Numbers Behind Romney
and Obama's Deficit Plans
Ben Swann Reality Check breaks down the answers or lack thereof
of President Obama and Mitt Romney on the issue of cutting
spending and the deficit Presidential debate Number 1.
VIDEO: GOP Caught Training Poll Challengers in Illegal Voter
progressnownm.org - Undercover video recorded by ProgressNow New
Mexico shows the Republican Party training poll challengers in
illegal tactics that could potentially restrict the voting
rights of as many as 1-in8 New Mexicans in November.
Andrew P. Napolitano - President Obama is a failure as a
president, and Gov. Romney is a failure as a candidate. When he
took office, Obama told the press that if he couldn’t cure the
economic mess he inherited from President George W. Bush in four
years, he wouldn’t deserve a second term. I guess he didn’t
anticipate making the mess worse.
At Last Night's Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes
nationofchange.org - Pundits from both sides of the aisle have
lauded Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, praising his
preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama’s policies
and accomplishments. But Romney only accomplished this goal by
repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90
minute debate and told at least 27 myths...
Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states (Map)
Washington Post - Breaking from two decades of tradition, this
year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in
31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential
elections, according to multiple people involved in the
planning.... Voters in the excluded states will still be
interviewed as part of a national exit poll, but state-level
estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups of electorates
won’t be available as they have been since 1992. The lack of
data may hamper election night analyses in some states, and it
will almost certainly limit post-election research for years to
YouTube: Hacking Democracy - Full Length
If you you didn't see this yet, please watch it now and send
this along to everyone you know!
Illinois to lose 1,700 jobs, according to latest WARN report
chicagotribune.com - Companies with Illinois operations,
including American Airlines and Sears Holdings Corp., are
planning to eliminate about 1,700 jobs in the next 60 days,
according to the latest monthly Worker Adjustment and Retraining
Notification report released by the state.
Oil sheen mysteriously appears off Louisiana's Gulf Coast
CNN News -An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the
Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S.
history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. It was not
immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty
Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.... In an incident that appears
unrelated to the new oil sheen, the Coast Guard's Morgan City
unit also is investigating a small amount of oil leaked from a
Gulf oil platform.
VIDEO: GMO Ticking Time Bomb - Gary Null - Part 1
tv.naturalnews.com - The first in an upcoming series of
mini-documentary videos about GMOs, this Gary Null production
delves into the reality of GMO health risks. Gary Null calls it
a "GMO ticking time bomb." Related article: Gary Null releases 'GMO
Ticking Time Bomb'...
Monsanto fails at attempt to explain away tumors caused by GM
(NaturalNews) Monsanto's efforts to dismiss new evidence linking
its genetically modified (GM) corn to tumors has been thoroughly
debunked in a public briefing by the food sustainability
nonprofit Earth Open Source. "NK603 must be immediately
withdrawn from the market and all GMOs must be subjected to
long-term testing," the briefing concludes.
Poor sleep increases insulin resistance, diabetes and heart
disease risk in teens
(NaturalNews) The study author, Dr. Karen Matthews noted "High
levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of
diabetes... we found that if teens that normally get six hours
of sleep per night get one extra hour of sleep, they would
improve insulin resistance by nine percent." The study team
tracked the sleep patterns, duration and insulin resistance
levels of 245 healthy high school teens. Participants had their
fasting blood glucose tested and kept a sleep log for a period
of one week. Weekday sleep duration averaged 6.4 hours,
significantly lower than times recorded on weekends.
Come to Your Senses through Grounding
Green Med Info - A 'grounded' human being is someone who is
connected to and receives direct benefit from the infinite free
electron source generated directly from our planet. We're
grounded when we hold the same electrical potential as the
Earth's surface. Electrons are absorbed or discharged via the
skin, mainly through our feet in contact with the ground. This
is an ancient and profound yet hugely common sense principle of
well-being that's currently resurging amidst enthusiastic
stories of its success.
Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Natural Society - Recent findings by the British Dental Health
Foundation (BDHF) links a bacterium responsible for gum disease
development with double the risk of pancreatic cancer.... It may
still seem strange to make such connections, but other research
has also found that plaque on teeth can contribute to premature
cancer death. According to the research conducted over the
course of 24 years, this dental plaque, if present for an
extended time, could increase your risk of dying from cancer 13
years earlier than what would normally be expected with proper
Polypills: Doctors’ Attempt to Get Rich Without Working
Gaia Health - Using only the highest-sounding phraseology,
doctors at a convention are pushing the polypill, a combination
of drugs they want to push on every single person upon reaching
a certain age. They bemoan the incredibly high rate of heart
disease, calling it the single greatest epidemic the world has
ever known.... If you believe that, then you probably believe
all the lies told about statins, one of the drugs to be included
in the polypill, a drug that is now well discounted as both
ineffective and carrying devastating adverse effects.
Beginner's Guide to Edible Mushrooms as Medicine
Green Med Info - Although mushrooms get good press as a
low-calorie, high fiber, low-cholesterol, low-sodium decoration
for your pizza, there is much more to the mushroom story than
VIDEO: U.S. Gets “Big F” on Health Report Card
Dr. Mercola - In a health report card published in September,
titled "F as in Fat," the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the
Trust for America's Health1 predict that half of all American
adults will be obese by 2030. The report also predicts
obesity-related illness will raise national health care costs by
$48 billion annually over the next two decades by adding another
7.9 million new cases of diabetes, 5 million cases of chronic
heart disease and stroke, and 400,000 cancer cases – all
courtesy of Americans' ever-expanding waistlines. If you're not
sure if you have a healthy waist circumference, a general guide
New Name for Artificial Blood, Still No Patient Consent in
Gaia Health - A new method is now being used to push trials of
artificial blood, a product that has clearly been shown to do
far more harm than is conscionable. The approach is simplicity
itself: Rename it and run the trials in a different country.
Don’t call it artificial blood—call it a blood booster! Don’t
run the trials in the US, where at least 16 have resulted in 30%
more dying than when a placebo is used1. Get another country to
do it, in this case, the UK.HQ is now in the UK.
Google and Iran both warn of state-sponsored computer attacks
RT - Google is warning thousands of Gmail customers this week
that state-sponsored attackers may be trying to compromise their
computers, an admonition that comes as authorities in Iran claim
that their systems are coincidently being targeted as well.
Although neither Google nor Iran has explicitly singled-out a
specific culprit or country as being behind the assaults, the
Silicon Valley search engine says attacks on their servers are
thought to be “state-sponsored.” Mike Wiacek, the manager of the
company’s information security team, tells The New York Times
that suspicious activity is believed to be coming from “a slew
of different countries” in the Middle East.
Animals Engineered with Pinpoint Accuracy
Nature.com - Two genetically engineered farm animals reported
today illustrate how far from Frankenstein’s stitched-together
monster animal biotechnology has come. One of those animals, a
cow, secretes milk that lacks an allergy-inducing protein
because researchers accurately blocked its production using the
technique of RNA interference. And in pigs, scientists have used
an enzyme called a TALEN to scramble a gene that would normally
help remove cholesterol.
Visual malware remotely exploits Android camera, secretly snaps
pic every 2 seconds
computerworld.com - Military researcher Robert Templeman from
the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, and a team
from Indiana University, created a super creepy Android app
called PlaceRaider; it runs in the background on the Android
2.3, Gingerbread operating system. The sensory malware covertly
taps into the phone’s camera to capture photos which attackers
can stitched together to recreate a 3D image of the victim’s
surroundings and then steal any sensitive information in view.
This new “threat to the privacy and physical security of
smartphone users” was dubbed “virtual theft.”
If cell phone and cell phone tower radiation really is safe, why
is India legislating to protect consumers?
(NaturalNews) Once a third world economy, India is now leading
the rest of the world when it comes to protecting consumers from
the effects of radiation emanating from cell phones and cell
phone towers.... India, as of September 1, has decreased the
acceptable amount of radio frequencies (RF) to 1/10 of the
previous limits.... India's Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, has been
altered to ensure these new standards are applicable for phones
produced in India as well as those coming in from other
Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Recalled Because of
Possible Salmonella Health Risk
Susan Thixton - Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is
voluntarily recalling its NATURE'S DELI CHICKEN JERKY DOG TREATS
product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans
are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated
pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed
their hands after having contact with the pet products or any
surfaces exposed to these products.
Thought IS creative - So why aren't we creating what we want?
(NaturalNews) This idea is becoming more and more commonplace
yet why aren't we all living the lives we desire? This article
will investigate the subconscious influence and how, by
addressing it, we can create our dreams.
in History - Thursday - October 4, 2012
1777 - At Germantown, PA, Patriot forces and British forces both suffer
heavy losses in battle. The battle was seen as British victory, which
actually served as a moral boost to the Americans.
1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas formally
dedicated by Texas Gov. Richard Coke. It was the state's first venture
into public higher education. The college opened for classed two days
1881 - Edward Leveaux received a patent for the player piano.
1887 - The Paris Herald Tribune was published for the first time. It was
later known as the International Herald Tribune.
1893 - The first professional football contract was signed by Grant
Dibert for the Pittsburgh AC.
1909 - The first airship race in the U.S. took place in St. Louis, MO.
1915 - The Dinosaur National Monument was established. The area covered
part of Utah and Colorado.
1927 - The first actual work of carving began on Mount Rushmore.
1940 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in the Alps at Brenner
Pass. Hitler was seeking help from Italy to fight the British.
1957 - "Leave it to Beaver" debuted on CBS-TV.
1957 - The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth.
Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter space. Sputnik I fell
out of orbit on January 4, 1958.
1958 - British Overseas Airways Corporation became the first jetliner to
offer trans-Atlantic service to passengers with flights between London,
England and New York.
1965 - Pope Paul VI addressed the U.N. General Assembly and became the
first reigning pontiff to visit the Western Hemisphere.
1993 - Russian Vice-President Alexander Rutskoi and Chairman Ruslan
Khasbulatov surrendered to Boris Yeltsin after a ten-hour tank assault
on the Russian White House. The two men had barricaded themselves in
after Yeltsin called for general elections and dissolved the legislative
1993 - Dozens of Somalis dragged an American soldier through the streets
of Mogadishu. A videotape showed Michael Durant being taken prisoner by
1994 - South African President Nelson Mandela was welcomed to the White
House by U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - The Vincent Van Gogh exhibit opened in Washington, DC. The
exhibit featured 70 paintings.
2001 - NATO granted the United States open access to their airfields and
seaports and agreed to deploy ships and early-warning radar planes in
the war on terrorism.
2001 - In Washington, DC, Reagan National Airport re-opened. The airport
had been closed since the terrorist attacks on the United States on
September 11, 2001.
2004 - SpaceShipOne reached an altitude of 368,000 feet. It was the
first privately built, manned rocket ship to fly in space twice within a
two week window. The ship won the Ansari X Prize of $10 million dollars
for their success.
October Supprise, Turkey about to declare war on Syria after mortar
12160.info - Turkish parliament is about to hand over war powers to
president Erdogan for a 1 year term. Turkey's military struck targets
inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian
territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdoğan's office said in a statement.
* Related Article:
Turkey Protest: Turkish police fire tear gas at anti- war protesters...
Iran crackdown on money changers after currency slide
AFP - A protest and scuffles with police occurred in central Tehran on
Wednesday in the first sign of public unrest over Iran's plunging
currency, which this week has lost more than half of its value. Hundreds
of police in anti-riot gear stormed the capital's currency exchange
district of Ferdowsi, arresting illegal money changers and ordering
licensed bureaux and other shops closed... On Tuesday, President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said Western sanctions were mostly to blame. But rivals said
his mismanagement of the economy was the main cause.
Europe-wide ban on Monsanto GM corn imminent in wake of French study
linking it to cancer
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Pending affirmation by its national health
agency, France is expected to call for an official ban on Monsanto's
genetically-modified (GM) corn very soon "at a European level,"...
French officials have been urging a Europe-wide ban on both the
cultivation and import of the GM corn, which was never proven safe in
the first place prior to its commercial release.
US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack
RT - The US military and intelligence agencies are preparing to capture
and kill militants involved in the attack on the US consulate in Libya,
despite the Libyan government’s demand that no foreigners will fight on
their country’s land. The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
is currently gathering information on the attack that killed a US
ambassador and three other Americans, planning to launch drone strikes
or raids against the suspects, the New York Times reportes.
Turkey PM’s office says Turkish artillery fired on Syria after shelling
of Turkish town
Washington Post - Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets after deadly
shelling from Syria hit a Turkish border town on Wednesday, sharply
raising tensions on a volatile border that has been crossed by tens of
thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country. In a
terse statement, the office of Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip
Erdogan, condemned shelling that hit the Turkish town of Akcakale,
killing five local residents and wounding a dozen others. The shelling
appeared to come from Syrian government forces who were fighting Syrian
rebels backed by Turkey, which has called for the ouster of Syrian
President Bashar Assad.
NATO says it stands by Turkey, urges Syria to stop aggressive acts
against its ally
RT - Following an exchange of fire at the Syrian-Turkish border, the US
and NATO have condemned Syria and pledged to support Turkey. The White
House has called for more pressure to be exerted on Damascus.
North and South Korea 'on the verge of nuclear war'
Telegraph - A senior North Korean diplomat warned a meeting of the UN
General Assembly in New York that "a spark of fire could set off a
thermonuclear war" on the Korean Peninsula. Pak Kil-yon, Pyongyang's
vice-foreign minster, put the blame for the tense state of inter-Korean
relations firmly on South Korea's conservative government and claimed
the citizens of the North feel "shame" and "political terror."
The real reason China and Japan are disputing the islands: oil and gas!!
HangTheBankers.com - The Senkaku Islands, also called the Diaoyu
(Fishing) Islands in Chinese, are five unremarkable and uninhabited
landmasses in the East China Sea to the northeast of Taiwan. The islands
cover total area of only about 7 square kilometers, less than a tenth of
the size of Manhattan. Japan, China, and Taiwan all lay claim to the
islands. Though heated words were often exchanged and warnings
frequently issued by all sides, everyone assumed that the status quo
would continue, and calmer heads would prevail… Until now.
France to Cover 100 Percent of Abortion Costs
AFP - France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to
increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of
medical costs by the state social security system. At present French
women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the
costs... The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013
social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government
said the move was “necessary to ensure all women have equal access to
Copyright free Europe? EU parliamentary committee calls for 'sharing
without intellectual property rights'
RT - The ability to make and share content without having intellectual
property rights may become reality if the EU parliamentary Committee on
International Trade (INTA) continues following the lead of a pirate in
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Hillary Clinton laughs about provoking war with Iran
Activist Post - This is the most disgusting warmongering ever
seen on TV.
U.S. court orders Iran and others to pay $6 billion for 9/11
Raw Story - A US judge formally ordered Iran, Al-Qaeda and
several other defendants Wednesday to pay $6 billion
compensation to the victims of September 11, 2001, in a largely
symbolic ruling. Although Iran denies any connection to 9/11, it
was included in the list of alleged culprits by the US District
Court in New York, along with the Lebanese militant group
Hezbollah, Afghanistan’s Taliban guerrillas and Al-Qaeda, which
took credit for the massive terror attack.
Federal Court Rules In Favour Of Indefinite Detention Of US
Steve Watson - A federal appeals court has ruled that the US
government can still indefinitely detain citizens should it wish
to do so, under the Obama Administration’s National Defense
Authorization Act. The ruling came in the form of an extension
of an “emergency” stay of a district court judge’s order that
had previously struck down the defence bill’s provisions
Senate panel: DHS fusion centers produce ‘predominantly useless
Activist Post - A newly released report from the Senate’s
bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations reveals that
the claims of Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the behemoth
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), surrounding the United
States’ so-called fusion centers are nothing short of outright
lies. This is far from surprising to me since in September of
last year a report from the Homeland Security Policy Institute
revealed the fact that information received from fusion centers
“often lacks value.”
YouTube: Obama More Big Brother Than Bush
Jack Hunter - Newly revealed Justice Department statistics
indicate that when it comes to civil liberties, President Obama
makes President Bush look like an ACLU lawyer. Read the text of
this commentary and more at The American Conservative
Printable Gun Revolution Moving Forward Despite Corporate Second
Adan Salazar - The company that rented out the 3D printer that
was to be used in the testing and design phase of a group’s
revolutionary gun manufacturing concept took their equipment
back last week, however, a persistent Cody Wilson explains he
and his organization aren’t deterred in their efforts to bring
the idea to fruition. Their idea is nothing short of a slap in
the face to gun legislation everywhere: an open-source site
where gun enthusiasts from around the world convene to share and
download gun design blueprints and files.
FBI Employee Molested By TSA Workers
Paul Joseph Watson Chad Snow writes of how he was traveling
through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the same
location of the recent “all stop” drill where TSA agents ordered
all passengers to freeze for no discernable reason other than
obedience training. When Snow told a female TSA worker he would
like to opt out of the X-ray body scanner, the agent “screamed”
for a male TSA agent to conduct a search, an action Snow took to
be an “intimidation tactic.” Snow was then verbally chastised
for attempting to retrieve his belongings, which included his
First presidential debate: Obama hit with left hook on TV,
Politico - Left-leaning commentators hit President Barack Obama
hard on TV and the Internet after the first presidential debate
in Denver on Wednesday night, saying GOP presidential nominee
Mitt Romney handily defeated his more experienced opponent.
MSNBC hosts were “stunned” by Obama’s performance, suggesting
the president was rusty for not having debated in four years.
* Related Video:
Chris Matthews Freaks Out At Obama: "What Was He Doing?"
HURT: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome
Washington Times - Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter,
President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night.
He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been
called in front of the principal after goofing around for four
years and blowing off all his homework.
VIDEO: Presidential Debate 2012 (Complete) Romney vs.Obama
10/3/2012 - Elections 2012
YouTube: Ben Swann Reality Check: Who Is Behind The Commission
on Presidential Debates? Are The Debates Rigged?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the Commission on
Presidential Debates and why they are not allowing Gov. Gary
Johnson or any other candidates take part in the 2012
YouTube: Ron Paul Bashes Debate "Lets Talk About The Economic
CNBC 10/3/2012 - Ron Paul gives his debate predictions
YouTube: Ron Paul: My Supporters are angry at the Republicans
for the way they were treated at the convention
Air Date: October 3, 2012 - Dr Ron Paul said, "Some will be
angry at the Republicans for the way they retreated at the
convention and they might not show up. Some may vote
libertarian, some may go with Romney, and actually, some of the
young people because of foreign policy, may even go with Obama.
Alan Keyes points out the idiocy of the lesser of two evils
xrepublic.tv - Alan Keyes speaks about the United States
Electoral Process and the 2012 Election.
Reminder to Mitt Romney From Ron Paul Supporters
xrepublic.tv - Dr. Ron Paul is the only one that can beat Obama.
Romney can NOT get the votes needed to beat Obama without Ron
Paul supporters! Ron Paul supporters will not back a candidate
that is on virtually all levels an exact duplicate in policy and
principles as Obama.
Warnings That A Massive Stock Market Crash Is Imminent
Economic Collapse - In the financial world, the month of October
is synonymous with stock market crashes. So will a massive stock
market crash happen this year? You never know. The truth is that
our financial system is even more vulnerable than it was back in
2008, and financial experts such as Doug Short, Peter Schiff,
Robert Wiedemer and Harry Dent are all warning that the next
crash is rapidly approaching.
Americans May Be Getting Poorer, But At Least We Are Getting
Fatter And Sicker
A higher percentage of Americans are obese or severely obese
than ever before, and Baby Boomers are much sicker than their
parents were at the same age.
SEC Sues The Only Rating Firm Not On Wall Street's Payroll
Daily Bail - Motivated by what I consider pure maliciousness,
the SEC initiated a “cease and desist” administrative proceeding
it deemed “necessary for the protection of investors and in the
public interest” against Egan-Jones Ratings Co., a privately
owned, 20-person firm based in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and
against its principal owner, Sean Egan.
Unusual Dallas Earthquakes Linked to Fracking, Expert Says
Live Science - Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb
west of Dallas over the weekend appear to be connected to the
past disposal of wastewater from local hydraulic fracturing
operations, a geophysicist who has studied earthquakes in the
region says. Preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
show the first quake, a magnitude 3.4, hit at 11:05 p.m. CDT on
Saturday a few miles southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
International Airport. It was followed 4 minutes later by a
3.1-magnitude aftershock that originated nearby.
Turmeric May Repair and Regenerate Diabetic Liver Function
Activist Post - Groundbreaking new research published in the
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand found that
curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric, is capable of
repairing and even regenerating the liver tissues of diabetic
rats.... Curcumin is actually one of the world's most thoroughly
studied and well-characterized natural compounds, with over 5100
references in peer-reviewed publications. Over 1400 of these
have been selected for inclusion in our database, and indicate
its value in over 500 health conditions.
Melatonin and moderate exercise team together to help prevent
(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's dementia is a devastating disease
characterized by loss of normal thought parameters and memory
that will strike one in ten over the age of 65 and nearly half
by the time they reach 85... Researchers from the Barcelona
Biomedical Research Institute in Spain publishing in the
journal, Neurobiology of Aging have found that the combination
of two neuroprotective therapies, voluntary physical exercise,
and the daily intake of melatonin have been shown to have a
synergistic effect against brain deterioration in several common
variants of Alzheimer's disease.
VIDEO: Natural vs. Organic Cereal
Cornucopia Institute - Federal law requires that organic food
products be produced promoting ecological sustainability,
without the toxic inputs and genetically engineered ingredients
common in the conventional food system. Increasingly, organic
products are forced to compete with products that claim to be
“natural.”... Unlike the organic label, no government agency,
certification group or other independent entity fully defines
the term “natural” on processed food packages or ensures that
the claim has merit.... To find brands that are committed to
sustainable agriculture, avoiding genetically engineered
ingredients and supporting organic farmers, use the Cereal
7 Natural Methods to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season
Kimberly Snyder - What’s the key to getting through cold and flu
season unscathed? Never underestimate the power of vibrant good
health and a well-functioning immune system to keep you healthy
when everyone else around you is sick. Here’s how you can boost
your immune system naturally to keep you healthy all year
YouTube:"The Great Culling" Official Reality Zone Trailer
The Great Culling of the human race already has begun. It is
being done through chemicals added to our drinking water, food,
medicines, and the air we breathe – chemicals that have the
known effect of reducing fertility and shortening lifespan. This
message can no longer be dismissed as conspiracy theory. The
facts are in plain view.
An action plan to improve physical appearance and eliminate
(NaturalNews) First, let it be said, that attitude is
everything. Whether you're looking to improve your physical
appearance or overcome chronic health problems - your personal
belief system can be your greatest asset or worse enemy. Simply
put, we all have the ability to create the life of our dreams -
but it takes effort. Napoleon Hill, author of the classic Think
and Grow Rich said, "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
the mind can achieve". Great health is a product of healthy
thoughts, feelings and actions - done on a constant basis -
Creating a recipe book is an easy way to earn extra income
(NaturalNews) Do you have your own recipes? If so, creating a
recipe book is an easy way to multiply your income. And right
here in this article, I'll reveal five specific ways to do that.
They come from an audio program that not only shows you how to
benefit others through spreading raw food, but also might be
very useful to you in today's economy, called "Raw Food Riches:"
Mass flu vaccination drill also is practice for an emergency
pjstar.com Peoria, IL - By 11:05 a.m., staff at OSF Saint
Francis Medical Center had vaccinated 63.1 percent of their
co-workers against the flu. That's 3,976 people vaccinated in
just less than 30 hours, with 12 more hours to reach all 6,303
St.... Hospital officials say they want to make sure employees
don't spread the flu to patients or each other or get it from
them. But St. Francis' "mass influenza immunization drill" was
as much practice for a disastrous emergency - think
bioterrorism, chemical spill or a deadly virus pandemic - as it
was precaution against the flu
Blueberry Elderberry Apple Crisp
Elderberry Life - Six of us enjoyed this incredible dessert
while in Topsail, NC last weekend. The following morning we took
a long walk on the beach, and then finished up the leftovers for
breakfast! Hey, its got fruit, oats and the wonderful health
benefits of elderberry…sounds like the perfect decadent
breakfast to me!
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
How to Make a Solar Still
Mother Earth News - Make your own distilled water from stream or
lake water, salt water, or even brackish, dirty water, using
these DIY Solar Still plans. With just a few basic building
materials, a sheet of glass and some sunshine, you can purify
your own water at no cost and with minimal effort.
Your Zone-by-Zone October To-Do List
Organic Gardening - Gardening may be the best mechanism we
humans have to effectively slow down the march of time. We
prepare our beds with hearts of love and plant the seeds of
hope. We wait patiently for the fruits of our labor, all the
while knowing that something could and probably will go wrong.
With hands in the soil, a minute becomes an hour, an hour a day,
and so on, until one day, with one simple rotation of the earth,
the season changes. Summer falls away to autumn. And so it goes.
Tips For Overwintering Spinach
Organic Gardening - After a winter spent eating store-bought
salad greens, there is almost nothing more delightful than
stepping out into the kitchen garden in March and uncovering a
bed of ready-to-eat spinach. Overwintering this cold-hardy green
is simple—the key is planning, and these easy-to-follow steps
will yield a bountiful harvest of spinach come spring.
The Singing Revolution, a documentary film
singingrevolution.com - The Singing Revolution film shares how,
between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians
gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share
protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire
in History - Wednesday - October 3, 2012
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of
November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.
1893 - The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman.
1901 - The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated. After a
merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.
1906 - W.T. Grant opened a 25-cent department store.
1922 - Rebecca Felton became the 1st female to hold office of U.S.
Senator. She was appointed by Governor Thomas Hardwick of Georgia to
fill a vacancy.
1929 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changed its
name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
1932 - Iraq was admitted into the League of Nations leading Britain to
terminate their mandate over the nation. Britain had ruled Iraq since
taking it from Turkey during World War I.
1941 - Adolf Hitler stated in a speech that Russia was "broken" and they
"would never rise again."
1942 - The Office of Economic Stabilization was established by U.S.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also authorized controls on rents,
wages, salaries and farm prices.
1944 - During World War II, U.S. troops broke through the Siegfried
1952 - Britain became the third nuclear power in the world when they
successfully detonated their first atomic bomb. The U.S. and Russia were
the only other nuclear powers.
1981 - Irish Nationalist in Maze Prison in Belfast, Northern Ireland
called off their hunger strike. The strike had lasted 7 months and ten
people had died.
1988 - The space shuttle Discovery landed safely after its four-day
mission. It was the first American shuttle mission since the Challenger
1989 - East Germany suspended unrestricted travel to Czechoslovakia in
an effort to slow the flow of refugees to the West.
1990 - The Berlin Wall was dismantled eleven months after the borders
between East and West Germany were dissolved. The unification of Germany
ended 45 years of division.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein made a visit to Kuwait since his
country had seized control of the oil-rich nation.
1994 - The headquarters of the Haitian pro-army militia was raided by
2003 - Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger
during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged
offstage. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in
his first show.
2006 - North Korea announced that it would conduct a nuclear test as a
key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs that it viewed as a
deterrent against a U.S. attack. A date for the test was not announced.
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a new high ending the
day at 11,727.34. Earlier in the session, the Dow had risen to
11,758.95. Both previous records had been set on January 14, 2000.
At least 27 killed, over 70 injured in three blasts that rocked Aleppo
RT - Syrian state TV reports of three powerful explosions in downtown
Aleppo, the financial hub and largest city of the country. Reportedly
the blasts were caused by car bombs that terrorists delivered to the
city’s main square. Later, terrorists struck again, blowing up a fourth
car, this time near a municipal palace in Baba Amr quarter, reports
Lebanese Al-Manar TV station. Syrian government officially confirmed 27
dead in the terror act. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human
Rights says that activists on the ground report 40 fatalities and 72
injured in the terror act, most of them military servicemen.
Death toll from Nigeria hostel massacre rises to 40
Press TV - The death toll from a recent attack on a university hostel in
Nigeria’s northeastern town of Mubi has risen to at least 40 people
university official said. The deadly incident took place on October 1,
when unknown gunmen entered the hostel and went from door to door
calling their victims out by name before shooting or slitting their
Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law
RT - The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post
“defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and
Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000)
or face up to 12 years in prison. Websites that publish the material may
also be shut down. “The cyber crime law needs to be repealed or
replaced,” said Brad Adams, Asia director of the Human Rights Watch. “It
violates Filipinos’ rights to free expression and it is wholly
incompatible with the Philippine government’s obligations under
‘Iran won’t back down on nuclear rights’
Press TV - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran will not
relinquish its right to have a civilian nuclear energy program despite
the West’s pressure. Ahmadinejad made the remarks at a press conference
in Tehran on Tuesday.
‘Baku will not aid Israel attack on Iran’
Press TV - Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Pakistan says Baku will not allow
Israel to use its airspace or land to carry out a military attack on
Iran or any other country.... The ambassador strongly rejected rumors in
Western media outlets about his country’s readiness for providing Israel
ground facilities for attacking Iran’s nuclear sites.
China oil deal is treason: Canadian MP
Press TV - An opposition MP says the Canadian government would be
committing treason if it agrees to a $15.1 billion bid by China's CNOOC
Ltd to buy the Canadian oil company Nexen Inc.... [New Democratic Party
(NDP) MP Pat] Martin said Canadian jobs in the garment industry and in
the high-tech sector in his electoral district had moved to China "and
now we're going to let the nation-state of China come in and buy up our
natural resources as well?" “Anybody that considers allowing this deal,
I accuse them of economic treason," the MP stated.
Iraq: Ten years, a million lives and trillions of dollars later
Press TV - Ten years ago today [October 2] the debate over the Iraq War
came to Congress in the form of a resolution promoted by the Bush
Administration. The war in Iraq will cost the United States as much as
$5 trillion. It played a role in spurring the global financial crisis.
Four thousand, four hundred, eighty eight Americans were killed. More
than 33,000 were injured. As many as 1,000,000 innocent Iraqi civilians
were killed. The monetary cost of the war to Iraq is incalculable. A
sectarian civil war has ravaged Iraq for nearly a decade. Iraq has
become home to al-Qaeda.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Russian General: “The USSR Collapsed and the Same Fate
Has Been Prepared for the USA”
Mac Slavo - In the following video commentary Russian General
Konstantin P. Petrov (Ret.) asks some interesting questions and
includes his own thoughts (perhaps the non-official Russian
position) about a variety of topics that include the end of US
dollar hegemony, the orchestration of the 9-11 attacks to engage
America in a mid-east war, the puppeteers behind the politicians
and the coming premeditated collapse of the United States of
America as we know it.
YouTube: TSA to install molecular body scanners
RT - TSA is introducing the new full body scanner system to the
American airports. The scanners will be capable of detecting
every tiny trace of any substance of your body to find gunpowder
or any bomb making materials. However the devices can also trace
the level of adrenaline in the body. RT's Kristine Frazao has
more on the subject.
YouTube: Judge Andrew Napolitano On The Jerry Doyle Show
October 2, 2012 - Judge Napolitano talks with Jerry about the
growing government intrusion in our lives and the violation of
our constitutional rights
US May Keep American Troops in Iraq, Despite
Lack of Authority
antiwar.com - The US is keeping hundreds of American troops and
security personnel in Iraq, despite a recently-passed resolution
from Congress that failed to reauthorize funding for the US
military to train and support Iraqi security forces.
VIDEO: 5 Million Volt Cattle Prod Developed For “Crowd Control”
Paul Joseph Watson - n the video above, Donovan Hunter of
Stunning Developments, Inc. showcases the new BattleProd, the
world’s first weapon-mountable pain compliance-inducing stun
baton which Hunter says is designed for use in “crowd control
applications.” The weapon was on display at the recent 2012
SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference), described
as “the defense industry’s premier event,” and attended by
military and police professionals.
Ohio Democrats Introduce Bill to Effectively Kill Concealed
Carry in Ohio
BuckEyeFirearms.org - Two Ohio Democrat State Representatives,
Bill Patmon and Ted Celeste, are co-sponsoring a bill “to
generally prohibit a person from having a firearm on privately
owned land or premises unless the person owns, controls, or
resides on or in the land or premises, has permission of the
owner or person who controls the land or premises and, if the
land or premises is rental property, of the tenant when
required, or is the tenant with respect to those premises.” The
bill specifies that it “applies to any person, including a
concealed handgun licensee.”
Renters Have Privacy and Property Rights Too
cato-at-liberty.org - For the past five years, the city of Red
Wing, Minnesota, has been enforcing such a rental property
inspection program whereby landlords and tenants must routinely
open their doors to government agents. These searches take place
even if both the landlord and tenant believe it not to be
necessary. The owner of the property even has to pay a fee for
the unwanted search to receive a rental license!
U.S. Army Characterizes People “Frustrated With Mainstream
Ideologies” As Terrorists
Paul Joseph Watson - A leaked U.S. Army document obtained by
Wired Magazine characterizes people “frustrated with mainstream
ideologies” as potential terrorists, while also framing those
who “believe in government conspiracies” as violent radicals.
“These are some warning signs that that you have turned into a
terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the
U.S. military. You’ve recently changed your “choices in
entertainment.” You have “peculiar discussions.” You “complain
about bias,” you’re “socially withdrawn” and you’re frustrated
with “mainstream ideologies,” writes Spencer Ackerman.
California governor vetoes privacy bill
RT - California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation
intended to protect the privacy of the state’s citizens,
snuffing a bill that would have required law enforcement agents
to get a search warrant before obtaining location-tracking
Congressman Who Compared Cigarettes to Smoking Lettuce Becomes
Lobbyist for R.J. Reynolds
ProPublica - A former 18-year member of Congress who was a
longtime friend of the tobacco industry while in office has
become a paid consultant and registered lobbyist for tobacco
giant Reynolds American. Steve Buyer, a Republican congressman
from Indiana from 1993 to 2011, had been the beneficiary of over
$100,000 in Reynolds donations over the years and pushed the
company’s legislative goals.
VIDEO: Whole Foods Censors GMO Expose
Aaron Dykes - Now that original video– linked here– which was
posted 6 days ago and which had well over 100,000 views, was
removed from You Tube, due to alleged violations of its Terms of
Service. Typically, this indicates a 3rd party complaint, though
You Tube no longer automatically informs users of the identities
of parties who make claims against videos, so the role of Whole
Foods here is not clear. However, Whole Foods officially
responded to the video in their blog, admitting that some
products in their store indeed contain GMO ingredients. It
promises, therefore, to better inform their employees of this
Slugfest Livestream: First Presidential Debate - October 3,
2012, 9pm ET
Daily Paul - Live Stream info:
Four Candidates Confirmed for the 2012 Presidential Debate
Hosted by Free and Equal Elections Foundation
freeandequal.org Sep 27th, 2012 - Free and Equal Elections
Foundation announced today that four candidates have confirmed
their participation in the 2012 Presidential Debate at the
University Club of Chicago on October 23: Libertarian Party
candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein,
Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party
candidate Rocky Anderson.... Democratic Party candidate and
incumbent Barack Obama and Republican Party candidate Mitt
Romney are welcome to participate in this historic debate.
21 Reasons Why the people Should Not Watch the Presidential
thelonestarwatchdog.com - Here are the reasons why people in
protest should not watch the debate. Let the poor ratings make a
statement against the unfair two party system not allowing a
third party candidate in the debates not answering hard
Ohio early voting starts
Press TV - For the first time, all registered voters in Ohio
were mailed applications for absentee voter ballots, and these
ballots can be cast in person at the local board of elections or
can be sent by mail, said Janet Leahy, director of Seneca County
Board of Elections.... Ohio, seen as a battleground state in the
upcoming presidential election, is one of 32 states as well as
the District of Columbia that extends absentee ballots to any
registered voter. Traditionally these ballots were given to
people serving in the military and people overseas.
Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania’s
divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect
on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats
who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and
other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and
minorities from voting. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson
delayed Pennsylvania's voter ID requirement from taking effect
this election, saying he wasn't sure the state had made it
possible for voters to easily get IDs before Nov. 6.
KWN Exclusive - Today The Fed Unofficially Announced QE4
King World News - Tday Michael Pento stunned King World when he
said, “... the Fed doubled down on QE3 this morning and
unofficially announced QE4.” Pento believes the mainstream media
does not understand what just happened today, but he said it
will have massive implications for the markets, including gold
and silver.... “... he (Charles Evans) did not indicate that
these new and additional purchases, which will start in January,
would be sterilized.” This is huge news. It is not an official
announcement. Bernanke has not sanctioned this move, but your
readers should understand that Charles Evans isn’t a nobody. He
is the Federal Reserve President from Chicago. He is the
architect behind QE3. The Fed did exactly what he spelled out
QE3 would be. Listen to the interview
Republicans Rip WH for Putting Tax Dollars on Line Over Possible
Fox News - If a $16 trillion debt wasn't enough for taxpayers to
lose sleep over, the Obama administration has offered to pick up
the check -- at taxpayer expense -- for legal costs associated
with defense industry layoffs should automatic Pentagon cuts be
triggered. Republicans are now crying foul over the move,
accusing the White House of playing politics over the
possibility of mass layoffs. At issue are the crush of Pentagon
budget cuts set to go into effect starting in January should
Congress fail to avert them. Under federal law, many employers
are supposed to give 60-day notice of "mass layoffs" if they are
considered likely, but the Obama administration for months now
has urged companies not to do so.
Almost 2,400 millionaires pocketed unemployment benefits
HangTheBankers.com - Almost 2,400 people who received
unemployment insurance in 2009 lived in households with annual
incomes of $1 million or more, according to the Congressional
Research Service. The report was released after about 1.1
million people exhausted their jobless benefits during the
second quarter of 2012, when more than 4.6 million filed initial
unemployment claims. Eliminating those payments to high earners
is one idea being considered as U.S. lawmakers struggle to curb
a projected $1.1 trillion deficit for the fiscal year that ended
Sept. 30, with the nationwide jobless rate at 8.1 percent.
Every baby born owes over $13,000 in US state debt
Press TV - According to a study released Tuesday by State Budget
Solutions, a nonpartisan group pushing for state budget reform,
every American owes $13,425 in state debt on average. For
private sector workers who are shouldering much of the tax
burden, the amount of debt adds up to well over $37,000 per
worker. The study released on Tuesday breaks down the total
amount of debt facing each state on a per capita basis.
VIDEO: Clevelanders launch the first ever mortgage strike
fox8.com - Three elderly Cleveland homeowners are taking a bold
stand against their mortgage lenders in an effort to save their
biggest investments. George Robinson, Sally Fluker and Anita
Gardner are staging a mortgage strike until bank representatives
listen to their pleas for a loan modification. Each is current
on their mortgage but all are underwater, which means they owe
more than their properties are worth. ESOP, a HUD-approved
foreclosure prevention counseling agency organized the strike in
which the senior citizens are participating.
Monsanto enters pharmaceutical business, acquires key 'gene
silencing' technology for use in humans
(NaturalNews) In a recent press release, Monsanto disclosed that
it has officially obtained "worldwide, exclusive rights" to use
Alnylam's platform technology and intellectual property (IP) in
its own agricultural products, and particularly in its new "BioDirect"
line of products designed to treat seeds and crops with what the
company has dubbed "biopesticides". Monsanto apparently sees
something exceptionally valuable in Alnylam's technologies that
it does not currently possess, and is now seeking to leverage it
for the purpose of expanding its own market share. But what is
Rid the body of dangerous Bt-toxin found in genetically modified
food with these tips
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
are everywhere. Even when we make our best effort to eat
organically, a GMO will slip through here and there -- we eat
out or cheat with a few conventional corn chips. Usually the
body can handle a few mishaps every once in a while, but
shocking information about the Bt-toxin found in genetically
engineered crops has scientists (and consumers) worried. This
toxin has the potential to turn our intestinal system into a
literal 'pesticide factory' -- even after we stop consuming GM
foods. Fortunately, simple and natural remedies provide a
powerful solution to this alarming state of affairs.
Waiver Will be Required for Unvaccinated Students in California
Intel Hub - Governor Jerry Brown of California announced today
that he had signed into law a measure which would require
parents of children who don’t get vaccinated to obtain a waiver
from a medical doctor, prior to enrolling their child in school.
Going into effect on January 1, 2014, the law changes certain
key language associated with parents opting out of vaccinating
their children, making it impossible for them to enroll their
children in school without the newly required waiver.
Ironically, Brown went on to say that these signature
requirements do not apply to those who oppose vaccinations on a
Campbell Soup to close two U.S. plants in response to declining
demand for processed, canned foods
(NaturalNews) Americans are eating a lot less processed, canned
soup these days, which has prompted the Campbell Soup Co., the
world's largest soup maker, to close two of its U.S.-based
production plants. A recent Associated Press (AP) announcement
explains that Campbell's oldest soup plant, located in
Sacramento, California, is currently in the process of being
shut down, as is a Campbell's spice production facility located
in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
Enjoy these recipes for delicious all-vegan 'ice cream' and
non-dairy, sweet almond milk
(NaturalNews) Who says you have to use dairy products or eggs to
make a delicious "ice cream"? Or sugar? This completely vegan
recipe is super easy and fast to make as well as healthy and oh
so yummy. The ice cream recipe doesn't call for much of the
non-dairy milks. Play around with it and you will soon learn
just how much non-dairy milk you need. As an added plus, you can
thin the recipe down a bit and make a delicious all-vegan
"shake." Use the accompanying recipe for classic sweet almond
milk for a super healthy version of this recipe. Enjoy!
It’s in an Apple, It May Protect Your Heart, and It’s Causing
ANH - Will another supplement be turned into a drug? Harvard
researchers have found that a flavonoid compound in apples
called rutin (it’s also found in onions, buckwheat, citrus
fruits, and tea) has powerful properties that prevents blood
clots in heart vessels. Rutin could prevent both the arterial
clots that cause heart attacks and strokes and the venous clots
that cause deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. So it
works far better than existing anticlotting drugs, which only
prevent clots in one or the other, and is much safer. This is
getting the drug industry very interested.
Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic
Prevention.com - To help you tell which is which (and,
therefore, which are best to eat organic, as opposed to those
you can buy conventionally to save money), the Environmental
Working Group publishes two lists—the Dirty Dozen and the Clean
15. The EWG rankings are based on USDA-tested levels of chemical
residues that remain on conventionally raised fruits and
vegetables after washing. Revised lists came out in spring 2010,
with a couple of surprising new additions. Read on to discover
the 12 fruits and veggies best bought organic—and 15 that are
safe to eat conventionally grown.
Comprehensive List Of GMO Products
shiftfrequency.com - NOW we can understand why Monsanto and
partners are so desperately fighting California’s Prop 37. This
list is truly sickening.
Human Rights Lawyer Warns Activists About Cops Lurking on
Kurt Nimmo - EU officialdom announced it was “preparing
proposals for ‘semi automated detection’ systems and buttons to
allow users to report suspicious activity on social networks and
chatrooms to authorities,” according to The Telegraph.
“Providers of chat boxes, email services, messaging systems,
social networks, retailing sites, voice over internet protocol
and web forums must have flagging systems,” a report produced by
The Clean IT Project states. A police presence will be built
into the system. “This includes having a profile, joining user
groups, sending and receiving messages, on the platform,” the EU
‘Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness
RT - The international mental health encyclopedia known as the
‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV)
will include Internet-use disorder as a condition “recommended
for further study” in its forthcoming May 2013 edition.
Psychologists believe that Internet addiction should be
categorized like other addiction disorders as it has similar
symptoms, including emotional shutdown, lack of concentration
VIDEO: CBC Canada Investigation on Jerky Treats
Susan Thixton - The following video from CBC Canada Marketplace
is an investigation of Chinese chicken jerky treats.
Animal Parents Against Pet Treats and Food Made in China
YouTube: Funny Prayer about Getting Old at the
Caregiver of the Year Dinner
With the timing of a professional comedian, this
diminutive "little old lady" shines a very funny
light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of an
audience filled with senior-care experts.
in History - Tuesday - October 2, 2012
1780 - British army major John Andre was hanged as a spy. He was
carrying information about the actions of Benedict Arnold.
1835 - The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place near the
Guadalupe River when American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry unit.
1836 - Charles Darwin returned to England after 5 years of acquiring
knowledge around the world about fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. He
used the information to develop his "theory of evolution" which he
unveiled in his 1859 book entitled The Origin of Species by Means of
1870 - Rome was made the capital of Italy.
1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opened. It was
the state's first venture into public higher education. The school was
formally dedicated 2 days later by Texas Gov. Richard Coke.
1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him
1924 - The Geneva Protocol adopted the League of Nations.
1925 - Scottish inventor John Logie Baird completed the first
transmission of moving images.
1940 - During World War II, the HMS Empress was sunk while carrying
child refugees from Britain to Canada.
1941 - Operation Typhoon was launched by Nazi Germany. The plan was an
all-out offensive against Moscow.
1944 - The Nazis crushed the Warsaw Uprising.
1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was
published for the first time in seven newspapers.
1962 - U.S. ports were closed to nations that allowed their ships to
carry arms to Cuba, ships that had docked in a socialist country were
prohibited from docking in the United States during that voyage, and the
transport of U.S. goods was banned on ships owned by companies that
traded with Cuba.
1967 - Thurgood Marshall was sworn in. He was the first African-American
member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1988 - Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered free elections.
1989 - In Leipzig, East Germany a protest took place demanding the
legalization of opposition groups and the adoption of democratic
1990 - The Allies ceded their rights to areas they occupied in Germany.
1993 - Opponents of Russian President Boris Yeltsin fought police and
set up burning barricades.
1998 - Hawaii sued petroleum companies, claiming state drivers were
overcharged by about $73 million a year in price-fixing.
1998 - About 10,000 Turkish soldiers crossed into northern Iraq and
attacked Kurdish rebels.
2001 - The U.S. Postmaster unveiled the "Tribute to America" stamp. The
stamp was planned for release the next month.
2001 - NATO, for the first time, invoked a treaty clause that stated
that an attack on one member is an attack on all members. The act was in
response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United
N. Korea accuses US of attempting to spark war
RT - Speaking at the final session of the UN 193-member General
Assembly, North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Pak Kil-yon announced
that, “Due to the continued US hostile policy towards the DPRK
[Democratic People's Republic of Korea], the vicious cycle of
confrontation and aggravation of tension is an ongoing phenomenon on the
Korean Peninsula, which has become the world's most dangerous hotspot
where a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war."
Monsanto's Fading Grasp - Group Calls on South Africa to Ban GMO Corn
Natural Society - Following in the footsteps of nations like France and
Russia, South Africa may soon be the latest nation to enact a ban on
Monsanto’s GMO corn that was recently linked to tumor development and
organ damage in rats. South Africa’s African Centre for Biosafety (ACB),
a watchdog organization that was created to protect consumers from
various biotechnology dangers, is now calling on South African
authorities to enact a ban on Monsanto’s tumor-linked maize crop known
Battered NATO considering early Afghanistan withdrawal
RT - NATO could pull its forces from Afghanistan before its planned
withdrawal date of 2014. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen also
conceded that intensifying green-on-blue attacks could be a premeditated
Taliban ploy. "From now until the end of 2014 we will see announcements
of redeployments, withdrawals or drawdown,” Rasmussen told The Guardian.
“If the security situation allows, I would not exclude the possibility
that in certain areas you could accelerate the process."
Syria FM: Some UN Council members supporting terrorism
RT - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem slammed some UN Security
Council members during his speech at the General Assembly Monday,
accusing them of supporting "terrorism'' in his country. In his initial
comments, he said that "some well-known countries" are pursuing "new
colonial policies" in Syria under the guise of humanitarian efforts. Al-Moallem
went on to add that peace requires action not only by Syria but by
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya and others to stop arming and
financing the opposition. The Syrian Foreign Minister slammed calls for
President Bashar al-Assad to step down, calling them “blatant
interference” in the country’s domestic affairs.
5pm ET: 3 quakes hit Fukushima in 2 hours (MAPS)
ENENews October 1st, 2012 - M5.2, M4.4 and M4.4 — 2 at almost identical
location and depth.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Professor: Drones Will Soon Be Able To Kill During War Without
CBS News - Agence France-Presse is reporting that the Pentagon
wants its drones to be more autonomous, so that they can run
with little to no assistance from people. “Before they were
blind, deaf and dumb,” Mark Maybury, chief scientist for the
U.S. Air Force, told AFP. “Now we’re beginning to make them to
see, hear and sense.” Ronald Arkin, a professor at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, believes that drones will soon be able
to kill enemies on their own independently.
VIDEO: 3 Time Emmy Award Winning CNN Journalist: Mainstream
Media Takes Money from FOREIGN Dictators to Run Flattering
Washington's Blog - [Amber] Lyon was fired from CNN after she
refused to stop reporting on her first-hand experience of the
systematic torture and murder of peaceful protesters by the
government of Bahrain. Lyon’s special report on Bahrain was
scheduled to run on both CNN’s U.S. and international networks,
but was pulled after only a limited showing due to pressure from
the Bahrainis and their lobbyists.
Fast and Furious scandal blown wide open by Univision
(NaturalNews) In a bombshell investigative report broadcast
Sunday, one filled with scathing details and grim, grisly video
including security-cam footage of actual execution-style murders
and blood-soaked rooms (there's your warning, for those of you
who might be a little unnerved by that kind of real-life graphic
violence), the network said it discovered that in January 2010,
drug cartel hit men annihilated students with guns the U.S.
government allowed to flow to them across the border into
Woman Loses License Because Red-Light Camera Can’t Read
Consumerist - The New Star-Ledger’s Bamboozled column has the
story of a woman whose license was suspended by authorities in
New Jersey for a red-light ticket, even though the car in the
photo is clearly not hers — oh, and she hadn’t even been in the
Garden State in more than a year when the violation occurred.
YouTube: Rainn Wilson: A Spiritual Revolution is Coming
Rainn Wilson talks about the coming spiritual revolution that
must happen in order for us to move forward as a human race.
VIDEO: World Trade Center Building 7 Explained Simply
liveleak.com - Amazing how many people are in denial . . .
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Should Cell Data Be Protected By the
FOX News - Senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on
the new debate over data on your cell phone.
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Lawsuit Against TSA Body Scanners
Steve Watson - The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case
brought against the TSA over its use of so called naked body
scanners by an engineer who proved that the machines were
useless. As reported by AP and Reuters today, the high court
declined to hear the appeal brought by Michigan activist
Jonathan Corbett, saying that the case can only be filed with
the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.
TSA hires a priest excluded from clergy for child molestation
RT - In 2002, Thomas Harkins was permanently removed by the
Catholic Church after 20-plus years of allegations that the
former clergyman had molested children at parishes across the
East Coast. Today, he’s your friendly TSA agent.
Drivers Accept Monitoring Devices, To Earn Discounts on Auto
Forbes - [...]privacy advocates worry that the new forms of
insurance discounts – especially policies that employ GPS data —
create the potential for corporations to monitor a lot more than
just how many miles we drive, and how fast we do it, especially
location. For their part, the insurance companies promise not to
misuse the data. Progressive Insurance, which has been
advertising its “Snapshot” device for more than a year now, says
its monitoring device doesn’t even use GPS technology and can’t
capture location data.
City may sue developer who spent $20,000 to remove 40 tons of
trash from vacant lot
yahoo.com - A business developer in the Philadelphia
neighborhood of Point Breeze is facing legal action after
voluntarily cleaning up more than 40 tons of trash from a vacant
lot neighboring his local business. As the old adage goes, no
good deed goes unpunished.
YouTube: Cop Caught Beating Man In Wheelchair
Alexander Higgins - A security camera recorded a police officer
brutally beating and man handling a man in a wheelchair though
his lawyer claims he did nothing wrong.
ABC News: ‘October Surprise’ Could Decide Election
Paul Joseph Watson - ABC News has released a story suggesting
that an “October surprise” will impact next month’s presidential
election, with an incident involving Iran likely to decide the
winner. In an article entitled
Obama Vs. Romney: Will October Bring a Political Surprise?,
ABC’s Russell Goldman speculates that an Iranian attack on
American interests could swing the election one way or the
other, even suggesting that Mitt Romney may have “cut a deal”
with Iran to undermine Obama.
Ron Paul is an Official Write-In Candidate...in Maine
Daily Paul - Maine did everything they needed to do to get him
on the ballot and they also got a Vice President on the ballot.
They were even able to get the 4 electors who will go to the
electoral college if Ron Paul were to win Maine.
13 States Now Considering Gold and Silver as Money
From the Trenches - When the governor of Utah signed a bill that
made gold bullion and silver bullion legal tender in the state
last March, he had no idea of the groundswell he was going to
start. The Utah Sound Money Act outright flies in the face of
the fiat money system, which is the printed money used today;
backed by nothing but the promises of politicians. While U.S.
states cannot create their own currency under the Constitution,
they are allowed to use gold bullion and silver bullion as legal
tender. More and more states are now exercising that right.
Gold Set to Break $1,800 Barrier On Endless QE Inflation Fears
Kurt Nimmo - The price of gold shifted higher late last week as
investors looked at the precious metal to stave off inflation
expected in the wake of yet another QE “stimulus” move by the
Federal Reserve.... The Fed’s “easing” policies will eventually
push gold to $2,400 an ounce by the end of 2014, an astounding
26 percent jump, according to one strategist. “Given the new
open-ended nature of QE3, the upward pressure on gold prices
should continue until employment is strong enough to require a
change in policy,” Francisco Blanch, a global investment
strategist with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, told clients in
YouTube: FBN: Marc Faber. - US Economy 100% Chance of Another
Fox Business 9/28/2012.
Seven deadly American sins
Press TV - The list doesn't include our most grievous offenses,
those of military and economic warfare against the rest of the
world. Sinful enough is our behavior at home.
VIDEO: Hundreds of thousands of war vets still waiting for
CNN - The Department of Veterans Affairs said it is on track to
process 1 million disability claims this year. With the war in
Iraq over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the VA is
sorting through a backlog of more than 860,000 disability claims
from American veterans. More than a quarter of those vets --
228,000 -- have been waiting for a year or more. [Veteran Mike]
Rioux has been trying to get his disability claim fully
processed since January 2011, shortly after he returned from
Afghanistan. The litany of delays includes lost paperwork, long
wait times for appointments and erroneous lab results. At one
point, a doctor prescribed him medication for a bladder
infection he didn't have; he'd never given as much as a urine
Why Veterans Kill Themselves
Dissident Voice - Recent figures indicate that for every soldier
killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, 25 veterans commit suicide upon
their return to the U.S. That is an astonishing statistic! How
can this be?
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Armed Riot Police and a LRAD used to silence
#Walmartstrikers @occupychicago - Walmart strike
12160.info October 1, 2012.
VIDEO: Smart Meters & EMR: The Health Crisis Of Our Time with
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
takebackyourpower.net - Released: 27 September 2012 | Length:
43:12. This is the video for sharing on Facebook, Twitter and
with everyone on your list, especially the doctors and health
practitioners you know.One of the many revelations in this
interview: "Based upon a study of 10 autistic cases and 10
normal cases, the pregnant mothers who gave birth to autistic
children slept in a location in which microwave radiation was
20.7x HIGHER, on average, than pregnant mothers who gave birth
to non-autistic children."
VIDEO: Are You Concerned Over Genetically Modified Vaccines?
Dr. Mercola - Such vaccines are already being produced – some
are even on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's (CDC) recommended vaccine schedule – even though,
as is the case with GM foods, we know very little about their
long-term effects. ...Vicky Debold, PhD, RN, director of
research and patient safety with the National Vaccine
Information Center (NVIC), spoke with me about the many reasons
to be very wary of this new technology, which is far more
intertwined with other biotech "innovations," like GM food, than
you might think.
VIDEO: Gut Health is Directly Linked to Chronic Illness, Overall
Natural Society - This video explains just how essential gut
health really is and how poor gut health, which is the result of
antibiotic medications, can lead to mental illness, obesity,
schizophrenia, and much more. But just by supplementing with
probiotics and changing your diet, you can experience amazing
positive changes.... The journal Diabetes Care published a study
in 2010 that associated diabetes with endotoxemia, wherein the
bloodstream carries the outer membranes of pathogens throughout
the body. Diabetes, according to the said study, is therefore a
result of chronic inflammation and gut leakage.
Big Pharma's Newest Money-Making Scheme: Adult ADHD
AlterNet - There is good news and bad news about attention
deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- that is, if you’re a
drug company. The bad news is the kid market has peaked out with
4.5 million U.S. children now carrying the label. The good news
is adult ADHD is an emerging market. In fact, adult ADHD, with
symptoms similar to pediatric ADHD such as impulsivity,
distractibility and difficulty paying attention, following
instructions and meeting deadlines, is the next big thing.
Green tea plus citrus provides new level of cancer protection
(NaturalNews) A large study was recently carried out in Japan to
assess citrus fruit consumption as a means of preventing cancer.
The results were surprising: citrus fruit had a markedly lower
risk for multiple cancers, but only for green tea drinkers. More
importantly, daily citrus consumption provided significant
protection above and beyond that obtained by drinking green tea
Foods Rich in Potassium (Even more than a Banana) and Why You
Natural Society - Potassium, along with sodium and chloride, is
known as an electrolyte; that means potassium actually conducts
electricity when dissolved in water. Pretty cool, huh? These
electrolytes play an important role in nerve transmission—the
body’s method of communicating. In addition potassium is
important in muscle contraction, helping with both the degree
and frequency of contractions. It can also lower your risk of
hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Thousands of surgical patients sewn back up with 'retained
surgical items' left inside them
(NaturalNews) The incidence of surgeons making the mistake of
leaving surgical items in patients' bodies is growing, with
thousands of cases a year being reported across the United
States, The New York Times has reported.
Barbarism: Doctors Now Encouraging Patients to Remove Body Parts
to 'Prevent Cancer'
Natural Society - Glorified as a heart warming ‘preventative’
trend by the mainstream media, doctors are now recommending that
patients who are found to be ‘more susceptible’ to certain
cancers based on genetic testing actually surgically remove body
parts that could be affected.... This new trend signifies a
complete and utter failure to recognize legitimate science
regarding the effective prevention of cancer through nutrition
and lifestyle. In fact, research has repeatedly shown that what
you eat directly affects your genes.
VIDEO: How a Root Canal Can Affect Your Health
Dr. Mercola - In 1906, the Mayo Clinic in conjunction with
Weston Price DDS, MS as head of research for the dental
association of that time, announced that root canals were a
haven for disease-producing bacteria. Research showed that heart
attacks could be induced 100 percent percent of the time,
implicating root canals as one of the primary causes of heart
disease – currently the number one killer of Americans.
Medicare Fact vs. Fiction
drelainageorge.com - For those who think Medicare is a sacred
program that needs to be saved, there are some disturbing truths
which are being conveniently swept under the rug in the name of
politics. Medicare now exists in name only. Over the past decade
it has morphed into a bloated, bankrupt system that has fooled
seniors into thinking that the money they put into the system
would be spent on their healthcare needs.
Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and
Scientific American - [...] this sensation is an
often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so
extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our "second brain".
A deeper understanding of this mass of neural tissue, filled
with important neurotransmitters, is revealing that it does much
more than merely handle digestion or inflict the occasional
nervous pang. The little brain in our innards, in connection
with the big one in our skulls, partly determines our mental
state and plays key roles in certain diseases throughout the
Muscles in old mice made young again
futurity.org - "The finding opens up the possibility that one
day we could develop treatments to make old muscles young again.
If we could do this, we may be able to enable people to live
more mobile, independent lives as they age," says researcher
Albert Basson.... Published today in the journal Nature, the
study looked at stem cells found inside muscle—which are
responsible for repairing injury—to find out why the ability of
muscles to regenerate declines with age.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
4 Easy Ways to Preserve Herbs
Organic Gardening - Preserving fresh organic herbs is a great
way to add flavor to your food, plus by not purchasing
pesticide-grown plants you support a healthy environment at the
same time! And you’ll save money by not having to buy tiny
bottles of the dried stuff that loses its flavor before you have
time to use it up.
Aflatoxin Corn Given the Ok by FDA and USDA
Susan Thixton - Deadly aflatoxin contaminated corn in two states
have been given the ok by federal authorities to be mixed with
non-contaminated corn and fed to animals, another state has
applied for approval. Here's the risks ignored by federal
authorities - risks to both humans and animals.
Susan Thixton -A recent survey by ELISA Technologies found
numerous (anonymous) pet foods to include ingredients not
mentioned on the label. Ten pet foods of 21 tested were found to
be mislabeled. Almost 50%.
in History - Monday - October 1, 2012
1800 - Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the
property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size.
1880 - Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps
at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park.
1885 - Special delivery mail service began in the United States. The
first routes were in West Virginia.
1890 - The U.S. Congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act. The act raised
tariffs to a record level.
1896 - Rural Free Delivery was established by the U.S. Post Office.
1908 - The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford. The purchase
price of the car was $850.
1918 - Damascus was captured from the Turks during World War I by a
force made up of British and Arab forces.
1936 - General Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of the Spanish
1938 - German forces enter Czechoslovakia and seized control of the
Sudetenland. The Munich Pact had been signed two days before.
1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway
in the United States.
1943 - Naples was captured by the Allied forces during World War II.
1946 - The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg sentenced 12
Nazi officials to death. 7 others were sentenced to prison and 3 were
1949 - Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of
China when the communist forces had defeated the Nationalists. The
Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan.
1962 - Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. He
stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.
1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL.
1972 - The Chinese government approved friendly relations with the
1979 - The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over to
1984 - U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan announced that he was taking
a leave of absence following his indictment on charges of larceny and
fraud. He was later acquitted.
1989 - 7,000 East Germans were welcomed into West Germany after they
were allowed to leave by the communist government.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush addressed the U.N. General
Assembly and once again condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.
1991 - U.S. President Bush condemned the military coup in Haiti that
removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power. U.S. economic and
military aid was suspended.
1992 - The Strategic Arm Reduction Treaty was approved by the U.S.
1994 - The U.S. and Japan avoided a trade war by reaching a series of
1995 - Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other defendants were convicted
in New York of conspiring to attack the U.S. through bombings,
kidnappings and assassinations.
1998 - The U.S. government posted a $2.2 million reward for the capture
of Augustin Vasquez Mendoza. He is accused of killing an undercover U.S.
agent during a drug purchase in 1994.
1999 - The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of
China was celebrated in Beijing.
2001 - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban
Internet filters designed to keep pornography away from children at city
libraries. The board left the decision up to the Library Commission to
decide whether to install filtering software in children's areas. A
federal law in the U.S. mandated the use of the filters.
Eurozone jobless rises to record 18.2m
Press TV - Eurostat data agency said in a report on Monday that
18,196,000 Europeans were without a job in the single currency area in
August. Job losses keep climbing as the eurozone's worsening debt crisis
pushes businesses to cut staff to contain their financial problems.
VIDEO: Israel to grab more Palestinian land
Press TV - The Israeli regime has planned to take over more Palestinian
land for a new settlement project in the city of Qalqilya in the
occupied West Bank.... The project will entail more land grabs from
Palestinians, the demolition of their properties and an end to essential
services for them such as healthcare and schools. The Israeli regime has
notified Palestinian authorities that it will take over 200 dunums of
land in Qalqilya.
US drone strike in Pakistan kills 3
Press TV - At least three people have been killed in a US assassination
drone strike in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near the Afghan
border, security officials say. The attack took place in the Khaider
Khel area of Mir Ali district, 30 kilometres (18 miles) east of
Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan tribal region, on Monday when
the US terror drone fired four missiles on a vehicle. According to the
security officials, several drones were flying in the area at the time
of the strike.
Australian Government Now Spies on Its Citizens More than the US
Activist Post - In 2010-2011, more than 3,400 Australians had been spied
on by more than 17 government law enforcement agencies. This includes
state and federal police agencies, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and
Medicare.... On a per capita basis, the Australian government is 18
times more likely to intercept telephone calls than the United States
25,000 Muslim rioters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh
RT - Tens of thousands of rioters left a trail of destruction in
southeastern Bangladesh as they torched Buddhist temples and homes near
the town of Ramu. The violence was sparked by a photo posted on Facebook
that allegedly insulted Islam.... Bangladeshi Home Minister Mohiuddin
Khan Alamgir said the attacks were preplanned, and vowed to bring the
perpetrators to justice. "The attack was conducted in a coordinated
manner. Temples and houses were set on fire using patrol and gun powder.
It would have been impossible if the attacks were not planned," he told
Yemeni president says he approves US assassination drone strikes on his
HangTheBankers.com - “Every operation, before taking place, they take
permission from the president,” Hadi said in an interview with the
Washington Post on Saturday. This is the first time that the Yemeni
president has publicly acknowledged his direct role in approving US
assassination drone strikes. Hadi, who is a UK-trained field marshal,
was sworn in on February 25, following a single-candidate presidential
election on February 21, which was supported by the United States and
US and Afghan forces clash, leaving 5 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and
their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two
Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the number of U.S.
troops killed in the long-running war 2,000.
‘Wake up, Poland!’: Thousands take to streets in Warsaw for
antigovernment protest (PHOTOS)
RT - Tens of thousands of people marched through the capital of Poland
on Saturday in protest over government reforms and a new law that raises
the retirement age, and in solidarity with the Catholic Church, which
was recently stripped of its TV station. Dubbed 'Wake Up, Poland,' the
rally was organized by the country's conservative Law and Justice
opposition party, led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the trade union Solidarity
and other groups. The event was Poland's biggest demonstration in
Vomiting virus hits thousands of German children
BERLIN (AP) -- German health authorities say the number of children that
have fallen ill with vomiting and diarrhea after eating food from school
cafeterias and daycare centers has risen from about 4,500 to 8,400.
Authorities in Berlin and the surrounding eastern German states reported
the new gastroenteritis cases Saturday, while laboratory investigations
to determine the exact cause of the outbreak were still under way.
* Related Article:
Animals suspected in spread of new virus related to SARS
City of Toronto Workers Destroy Free Community Food Garden Amid Growing
toronto.mediacoop.ca - Amid a growing food crisis, this morning workers
from the City of Toronto were ordered by City of Toronto Parks Director
Richard Ubbens to remove all live plants and food from the People's Peas
Garden in Queens Park. They were ordered to take the plants and food to
the dump and lay sod overtop of this most beautiful free community food
garden, without warning, without a chance to remove the rare heirloom
plant species or harvest the food.
Rat reality show: Russian scientists to broadcast GMO experiment
RT - After a French study suggested that rats fed on Monsanto GMO corn
suffered tumors, Russian researches plan their own, this time public,
experiment.... Russian researches from the National Association for
Genetic Safety (NAGS) believe such experiments should be conducted
publicly, so that people can see the process with their own eyes, and
thus trust, or not, the study. So they came up with the idea of public
experiment. Web cameras, installed in cages with rats, will broadcast
all stages of the experiment online. The unique reality show will be
available on the Internet 24/7 worldwide.... The research is to be
launched in March 2013...
Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to
feeding the world
(NaturalNews) Russia's agricultural system, which is not technically a
system at all, is run by the people and for the people.... According to
The Bovine, Russia's Private Garden Plot Act, which was signed into law
back in 2003, entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land,
free of charge, ranging in size from 2.2 acres to 6.8 acres. Each plot
can be used for growing food, or for simply vacationing or relaxing, and
the government has agreed not to tax this land.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
First was the ammunition, now comes the weapons
Activist Post - First came the ammunition requests, and now it’s
time for the weapons.... Department of Homeland Security has
placed an initial order of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDW), with
a contract life of 5 years, to numerous Department of Homeland
Security components, which includes Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The winner of
the contract would receive the assured minimum is $30,000 but
not to exceed the maximum ceiling of $9,800,000.
This scandal could dwarf 'Fast and Furious'
WND - Did White House arm al-Qaida operatives who killed U.S.
ambassador?... Almost entirely missing from the debate
surrounding the anti-U.S. attacks in Libya is the
administration’s policy of arming jihadists to overthrow Mideast
governments. But in the case of Libya, the arming of jihadists
may have directly resulted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks
against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent murder
of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service
Information Management Officer Sean Smith, private security
employees and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone
Judge OKs social workers' invasion of homeschoolers
WND - Police cars screech to a halt outside your door, six
deputies approach along with two social workers who warn they
have information from an anonymous tipster and threaten that
unless you allow them to enter RIGHT NOW, the armed officers
will take your children away from you. So your decision to allow
the authorities to enter is completely voluntary? That’s the
determination of a federal judge who has relieved two social
workers – Rhonda Cash and Jenna Cramer – of liability for their
actions in a case brought by homeschooling parents John and
Tiffany Loudermilk in Arizona.
Surreal: Clinton Pledges $45 Million in Aid to Al Qaeda in Syria
Tony Cartalucci - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
announced that the US would be providing an additional $45
million in “non-lethal aid” to the “opposition” in Syria,
reported the Associated Press. The Western press chose their
words carefully, ensuring that the term “civilian opposition”
was repeatedly used to describe the armed terrorist forces
attempting to violently overthrow the Syrian government.
U.S. Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance
NY Times - The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday
that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash
infusion of $450 million, but the aid immediately encountered
resistance from a prominent lawmaker wary of foreign aid and
Egypt’s new course under the leadership of the Muslim
Brotherhood. The aid is part of the $1 billion in assistance
that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt to bolster
its transition to democracy after the overthrow last year of the
former president, Hosni Mubarak.
VIDEO: U.S. Military Planned to Create Seizure-inducing Gun
Inspired by Pokemon TV Show
Daily Mail - According to a declassified
document from the Army's National Ground Intelligence
Center, the seizure-inducing gun was meant to be part of a new
class of nonlethal weaponry.... 'It is thought by using a method
that would actually trigger nerve synapses directly with an
electrical field, essentially 100 per cent of individuals would
be susceptible to seizure induction,' the report said, according
to WIRED which obtained it. The military hoped that the weapon
could be used at distances 'hundreds of meters' away. The
induced seizures, the report estimated, would last between one
and five minutes.
VIDEO: Researcher says Army scientists secretly sprayed cities
with radioactive particles for years
Activist Post - It is public knowledge that the government
sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide particles – which are supposedly
harmless – over St. Louis, but Professor Martino-Taylor [a
sociologist, the US military] says that her research indicates a
radioactive additive was also mixed in with the compound....
Martino-Taylor’s research uncovered photographs showing just how
these particles were distributed as well as detailed
descriptions of how the public was exposed to these substances
in the name of keeping America safe.
Almost Half Of All Americans Support Domestic Surveillance
Steve Watson - According to a survey conducted by The Associated
Press and The National Constitution Center, 44 percent support
the idea of police using unmanned aerial vehicles to track
suspects and carry out investigations. Only 36 percent said that
they “strongly oppose” or “somewhat oppose” police use of
drones, according to the survey.
VIDEO: GMO victory within reach? Proposition 37 is 'likely to
pass' declares LA Times (but your help still needed!)
(NaturalNews) Proposition 37, the GMO labeling bill that's on
the ballot in California, is polling 2-to-1 in favor of passing,
the LA Times is now reporting. 61% of registered voters
currently support GMO labeling, and only 25% oppose it.... But
this race is nowhere near over. [Mike Adams video song.]
Court Rules Arpaio Can’t Detain Suspects Based on Belief They’re
Business Insider - Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, best known for
his fights with undocumented immigrants, received quite a blow
Tuesday from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal
appeals court ruled Arpaio can't detain suspects based only on
his belief they are here illegally, Courthouse News Service
ATF Racially Profiling Hispanic Gun Owners
Adan Salazar - Anyone who’s purchased a firearm in the United
States in the past few months may have noticed a small change to
form 4473, the Firearms Transaction Record required by the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) prior
to all gun purchases.... Curiously, the form’s “Race” section
has been divided into two parts. Section 10a, now labeled
“Ethnicity,” requires you to check off whether you’re “Hispanic
or Latino” or “Not Hispanic or Latino.” The new 4473 document’s
10b section no longer includes Hispanics or Latinos as a race.
Convicted TSA agent who stole more than $800K worth of goods
from passengers says stealing from bags is ‘very’ common
NY Daily News - A former TSA agent who spent three years in
prison for stealing from passengers' luggage says the practice
is “commonplace.” Pythias Brown admits to stealing more than
$800,000 worth of cash, clothing and electronics over a
four-year period at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was
finally caught trying to sell a stolen CNN camera on eBay.
Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control
salon.com - It could be one of the most disturbing e-voting
machine hacks to date. Voting machines used by as many as a
quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be
hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science
education, according to computer science and security experts at
the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory
in Illinois. The experts say the newly developed hack could
change voting results while leaving absolutely no trace of the
Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for
reason.com - A new poll from Ohio shows Gary Johnson gaining
support, even as press reports emphasize the
hold-your-nose-quality in which both major-party candidates
marinate, and which may have voters looking elsewhere for
Three Major Sponsors have pulled advertising from the
Presidential Debates in protest
garyjohnson2012.com - It was only a week ago that the Commission
on Presidential Debates had ten sponsors for the 2012 debates.
Today, they're down to seven. Phillips Electronics has, as of
this morning, pulled their sponsorship. What does this mean for
us? We're that much closer to seeing and hearing Governor Gary
Johnson and Judge Jim Gray on the debate stage this autumn!...
That's three down, seven to go.
Get to writing those letters, guys! This election cycle, you
will CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY. Change it for the better.
YouTube: Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for
Obama because he gives a free Phone
Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all
minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him.
Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012 (Added: This lady told film
maker that she was NOT being paid to protest. Others in the
group said that all were from SEIU. This is unconfirmed for this
YouTube: Cynthia McKinney: 'US lawmakers forced to support
PressTV - Former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney says every
candidate for Congress has to sign a pledge to vote for
supporting the military superiority of Israel. "Every candidate
for Congress at that time had a pledge. They were given a pledge
to sign ... that had Jerusalem as the capital city," McKinney
said in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.... McKinney said
that if a candidate does not sign the pledge or perform
accordingly, "then you do not get money to run your campaign."
Man Kills His Entire Family Because He Feared That Obama Would
Be Re-Elected? Um, sure.
12160.info - A confidante of the family for the past 25 years
has spoken to MailOnline about the strength and grace of the
Peterson family, as well as the torment that plagued Albert
which drove him to shoot dead his wife Kathleen and his two sons
Christopher and Mathew at their suburban home in DC on Sunday. A
history of mental illness, the loss of a dear uncle, and a
growing fear of Obama winning a second term in the White House
took its toll on the mind of Mr Peterson, a wealthy defense
contractor, the friend said.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 10/1/12
Gold is Good Money, But Our Fiat Currency is Not by Ron Paul.
The Federal Reserve Sends Thank You Letters To Congress For
Letting Them Destroy Our Economy In Secret
Economic Collapse - It was Politico that first broke the story
about the thank you letters that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke sent to five members of Congress back in July. Bernanke
acknowledged in the letters that there was never any worry that
the "Audit the Fed" bill would actually get through Congress and
be signed into law, but he was still extremely grateful that a
number of members of Congress got up and publicly denounced the
bill.... According to Politico, the thank you letters were
delivered to U.S. Representatives Barney Frank, Elijah Cummings,
Melvin Watt, Carolyn Maloney and Steny Hoyer.
YouTube: Ron Paul on Cavuto 9/28/12
Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on the lack of effort in Washington to
address the fiscal cliff and its impact on the economy.
VIDEO: Cyber Attack on US Banks is an Obvious False Flag
Activist Post - Over a month ago we featured an article titled
The NWO Agenda Would Move Forward with This One Simple Act,
which stated the one event that could accomplish all of the
agenda's goals in one shot would be "a false flag cyber attack
on Western banking institutions that they can pin on Iran." With
President Obama ready to sign an executive order to control the
Internet in the name of cyber security, could it be more obvious
that this "cyber attack" is a total set up?
Top Five Worst Obamacare Taxes Coming in 2013
atr.org - Of the twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare, below
are the five worst that will be foisted upon Americans for the
first time on January 1, 2013...
1 million Ohioans using free phone program
Fees on phone bills pay for $1.5 billion national Lifeline
program. A program that provides subsidized phone service to
low-income individuals has nearly doubled in size in Ohio in the
past year — now covering more than a million people. At the same
time, federal officials say they’re reining in waste, fraud and
abuse in the program.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Judge slams Occupy Chicago arrests as ‘unconstitutional,’ throws
RT - A Cook County judge dismissed charges against 92 Occupy
protesters arrested in a Chicago park last October, ruling that
the city’s overnight park curfew violated the First Amendment
and was being enforced selectively.... Judge Donnelly threw out
the arrests, and slammed the city for denying the protesters
their First Amendment rights. Citing the park's long history of
political rallies dating back to Abraham Lincoln, Donnelly
quoted early city leaders who resolved in 1835 that the land
that became Grant Park "should be reserved for all time to come
for a public square, accessible at all times to the people."
Curcumin, boswellia and natural remedies better than pain meds
(NaturalNews) High-bioavailability curcumin extract may be the
remedy of choice for pain. It proved superior to arthritis drugs
without adverse effects, decreased joint pain in osteoarthritis
subjects, and reduced markers of inflammation.
Curcumin protects joint cartilage by reducing inflammation,
inhibiting inflammatory cell growth, and inhibiting
Curcumin has also been explored for other inflammatory
diseases. It dropped inflammatory cytokines by 62 percent in
colon cancer victims, and reduced obesity-associated
Natural remedies smooth blood sugar and cut cravings
(NaturalNews) Refined sugar, which has been found to be four
times as addictive as cocaine and as addictive as heroin, has
wormed its way into virtually all of the processed foods that
make up most of the calories Americans consume.... To manage
daily cravings and blood sugar swings and reduce addiction
long-term, add these health-promoting cures to your wellness
Vaccinated Children Develop the Disease Vaccinated Against
Natural Society - Enforcing or increasing vaccine schedules does
not prevent disease; it only increases the chances of worse
health or gravely critical adverse reaction.
GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxicity Leaving Men Sterile
Natural Society - Studies show that glyphosate toxicity and GMO
technologies could be playing a significant role in the growing
number of men who struggle with fertility.
VIDEO: Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says
CBS News - Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the
wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-inch tall plant created by
genetic research in the '60s and '70s," he said on "CBS This
Morning." "This thing has many new features nobody told you
about, such as there's a new protein in this thing called
gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten
sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody
else because everybody else is susceptible to the gliadin
protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate
receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite,
such that we consume 440 more calories per day, 365 days per
How to Increase Dopamine Levels: Foods to Eat and What to do to
Activist Post - Dopamine is the brain’s feel good chemical,
sending feelings of well-being and pleasure into your body. In
addition to simply making you feel good, dopamine helps control
weight, energy levels, and supports brain and heart health....
Since dopamine is synthesized from tyrosine, you can simply
consume foods rich in tyrosine to boost dopamine production....
Alternatively, you could also take supplements to boost
dopamine, although foods and exercise may be the two best and
most beneficial options. Some of the supplements options to
increase dopamine levels are...
Eat a diet rich in fermented foods to help achieve optimal
(NaturalNews) Beneficial bacteria are more delicate than
infectious or "bad" bacteria. It is easy to kill off beneficial
bacteria through stress, sugar consumption, and chlorine in
municipal drinking water. Antibiotics may or may not kill bad
bacteria, but most definitely destroy strains of beneficial
bacteria in the gut. When beneficial bacteria, or probiotics,
are killed off, opportunistic and pathogenic bacteria easily
grow in their place. Yeast and fungi also grow prolifically in a
gut environment that does not contain enough probiotics, causing
uncomfortable yeast and fungal infections all over the body.
VIDEO: Doctors Grow New Ear on Cancer Victim’s Arm
ABC News - The groundbreaking procedure, described as one of the
most complicated ear constructions in the U.S., involves
removing cartilage from the rib cage to form a new ear, which is
then placed under the skin of the forearm to grow.... This week,
Walter received some of the finishing touches on her ear, with
doctors sculpting and carving tissue to reposition it.
Ingesting Poison – Dioxin Found to Cause Disease for over Three
Activist Post - A new study by Washington State University
researchers found that TCDD dioxin, when exposed to one
generation of pregnant rats, had a multi-generational effect
resulting in a multitude of diseases.... For this study, the
researchers used a particular dioxin called TCDD—a major
component of the herbicide Agent Orange made infamous by the
Vietnam War as well as recent events in agribusiness. “Not only
does the individual exposed get the disease,” says senior author
Michael Skinner, “but it’s transmitted to great-grandchildren
with no exposure.”
Wal-Mart fires brain cancer employee for using
doctor-recommended medical marijuana; federal court affirms
(NaturalNews) A Michigan man was recently fired from his
managerial position at a Walmart store in Battle Creek,
Michigan, after it was discovered that he had been using medical
marijuana outside of work hours in accordance with his doctor's
recommendations for treating an inoperable brain tumor.
Salmonella for lunch: KFC serves man a raw chicken sandwich
(NaturalNews) When you go to a restaurant you have the
reasonable expectation that your food will be properly prepared.
So imagine one patron's surprise when he was recently served a
raw chicken sandwich at a KFC in Ontario, Canada.... This isn't
an isolated case involving the KFC franchise. In fact, according
to the Huffington Post, workers at one restaurant in Conroe,
Texas, claimed recently that they served 16-day old meat that
had actually spoiled.... In April of this year, a former KFC
manager claimed he was forced to sell meat that had already
Scientists Move to Create Genetically Modified Camels for
Pharmaceutical GM Milk
Elizabeth Renter - According to the Science and Development
Network, the camels will be used to make genetically modified
milk, which will then be processed into cheaper drugs. The drugs
from these laboratory-created camels will include insulin and
clotting factors for hemophilia.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Oregon Mutated Corn Near Portland, OR
rense.com - The following disturbing photos were reportedly
taken in an organic garden near Portland, Oregon recently. These
gross mutations are likely the result of the severe radiation
and hot particles that blanketed the West Coast from the
Fukushima nuclear disaster after 3-11-11.
10 Uses For Wood Ash
10 interesting uses for wood ash.
YouTube: Are Politicians
Failing Our Lobbyists?
Panelists discuss the alarming trend of politicians who break their
promises to the lobbyists who helped elect them.