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Today's News: The Riley Report

NOVEMBER 2014
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Fri
day - November 21, 2014 - Today in History:

1620 - The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.
1789 - North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1922 - Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
1942 - The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba.
1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of Texas that would end in Dallas.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.
1985 - Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard was arrested after accused of spying for Israel. He was later sentenced to life in prison.
1986 - U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an inquiry of the Iran arms sales.
1987 - An eight-day siege began at a detention center in Oakdale, LA, as Cuban detainees seized the facility and took hostages.
1992 - Senator Bob Packwood, apologized but refused to discuss allegations that he'd made unwelcome sexual advances toward 10 women in past years.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
1994 - NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian "safe area" of Bihac.
1995 - France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test site in the South Pacific.
2000 - The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to keep the presidential recounts going.
2007 - Officials announced the recall of more than a half-million pieces of Chinese-made children's jewelry contaminated with lead.
2013 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the first time.

World News

US Used Al-Qaeda in Yemen to Blackmail Sanaa: President’s Adviser
Sputnik News - The United States used the presence of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist cells in Yemen to blackmail the government in Sanaa, Yemeni president’s adviser Saleh Samad told RIA Novosti Friday. “Political vacuum in the country at the time when the government was being formed prevented authorities from taking drastic measures and declaring war on terror. The United States used al-Qaeda to blackmail the Yemeni government and impose its diktat authority,” the adviser said.

Shocking Pictures Of A Russian Potash Mine Disaster
Zero Hedge - A sinkhole 20 by 30 meters (65 by 98 feet) in size has been found near a Uralkali mine in Russia's Perm region. As Mining.com reports, while stunningly no casualties have been reported so far, the situation is expected to worsen as locals fear that the hole could get bigger and swallow their houses.

Russia warns US against supplying ‘lethal defensive aid’ to Ukraine
RT - Moscow has warned Washington a potential policy shift from supplying Kiev with “non-lethal aid” to “defensive lethal weapons”, mulled as US Vice President visits Ukraine, would be a direct violation of all international agreements. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that reports of possible deliveries of American “defensive weapons” to Ukraine would be viewed by Russia as a “very serious signal.”

Dutch government refuses to reveal ‘secret deal’ into MH17 crash probe
RT - The Dutch government has refused to reveal details of a secret pact between members of the Joint Investigation Team examining the downed Flight MH17. If the participants, including Ukraine, don’t want information to be released, it will be kept secret.

Industrial pollution turning Canadian lakes into ‘jelly’
RT - The Canadian lakes are slowly but steadily turning into jelly since the industrial pollution has given jelly-clad organisms an edge over their calcium-protected competitors, researchers say, warning about potential impact on drinking water systems.

World pharma spending to exceed 1 trillion in 2014 says study
RT - Global pharmaceutical spending will surpass the trillion dollar threshold in 2014, with high prices for innovative hepatitis C and cancer drugs in the US, a new study says. By 2018 spending is expected to increase by another 30 percent. With an increase of 7 percent over 2013, total spending on medicines will amount to $1.06 trillion in 2014, says the report “The Global Use of Medicines: Outlook through 2018” from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, released Thursday.

Ebola news

US Anti-Ebola Military Effort May Last Over 6 Months: Pentagon
Sputnik News - The US Operation United Assistance to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa can be extended beyond its six month original estimate, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby has announced. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Kirby said in a statement released Thursday, adding that "the call-up of more than 2,000 reserves and guard" has been authorized.

If Ebola remains in semen of infected men, why were male Ebola victims in US 'cleared' as virus-free?
(NaturalNews) An Indian man has been placed under mandatory quarantine in his home country after tests came back positive for the Ebola virus in his semen, according to new reports. The 26-year-old Indian national was hospitalized nearly two months ago in Liberia after contracting the disease and had since been thought to be cleared of the virus, which turned out to be false.

Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily
(Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official.

Presidential Memo Gives Federal Contractors Immunity From Claims Against Them for Spreading Ebola
The Daily Sheeple - A White House memo dated November 13 has effectively removed the threat of law suits and any form of civil claim from federal contractors who bring Ebola back to the United States from West Africa.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Sheriffs against amnesty to march on Washington
wnd.com - Sheriffs around the country are planning to march on the nation’s capital, hoping to send a message to President Obama and Congress that they oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants.

ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas
Washington Examiner - The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds. “We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration. The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of adults with children once again surge this spring,” said Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas S. Winkowski.

‘Obama in Contact with Major Civil Rights Groups Across the U.S. on Ferguson’
The Daily Sheeple - protests have been expertly planned, organized and trained for in 82 cities across the U.S. and one in Canada following the grand jury announcement, this is surely just a coincidence, right? Sen. McCaskill also apparently told CBS St. Louis that Obama “will become more involved when it’s appropriate.” What exactly does that even mean?

Ferguson – Race Baiting for Political Power and Profit
Joe Quixote - Since 911, the police in the US have killed more than 5,000 Americans. You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. Despite this brutality, governments at every level seek to further militarize the police, to consolidate power in the state. Ferguson is a psyop against all Americans. Here’s how it works.

Anonymous: KKK members may have infiltrated Ferguson cop support group
RT - Anonymous claims it has identified members of the Ku Klux Klan at a support group rally for police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Following the expose, the support group removed the photograph from Facebook.

Obama extends deportation reprieve to 5 million undocumented immigrants
RT - President Barack Obama announced an executive order on immigration reform Thursday, which he will sign on Friday. The actions will affect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of whom are the parents or spouses of legal residents.

Network TV Blackout on Obama’s Amnesty Address: Only Univison, Telemundo to Carry Live Immigration Announcement
Mac Salvo - Thursday evening will mark a momentous announcement from President Obama concerning his hugely controversial executive order to “shield” and otherwise legalize millions of ‘undocumented’ illegal immigrants living in the United States. But is this tide turning presidential address scheduled to be carried live on TV for all the country to witness?

Obama to issue immigration order on Mexico’s ‘Revolution Day’
Washington Times - The president’s prime-time address Thursday coincides with the date in 1910 when the Mexican revolution began. The timing hasn’t escaped the notice of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a group that opposes the president’s plan.

Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices
AP - Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.... "It's like the golden ticket," she said. "Everybody who is calling my office is asking how can I get a work permit under Obama's program?

Mexico Charges Americans for Crossing Border
Mikael Thalen - According to Mexican immigration officials, the new program, which could soon expand to vehicle lanes as well, will keep tabs on all non-Mexicans who come to the country for travel or work for more than seven days. The National Immigration Institute in Mexico, which is enforcing the fee at the Otay, San Ysidro and Puerta Mexico Este ports of entry, argues that it is only fair to charge foreigners who spend extended time in their country.

Hidden Camera Report Catches ‘Obama Phone’ Agents Illegally Signing People Up
CBS News - Officially, you need proof of government assistance or low income in order to qualify for the program. But our undercover producer hit the streets telling people she didn’t have anything — no Medi-Cal or EBT card — and found plenty of salespeople, many of whom work on commission, willing to offer advice on how to bend the rules.

2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom
Mike Sawyer - A 2-year-old boy was burned and hospitalized after police threw an explosive device directly into his room during a “no-knock” raid on the wrong home, despite being told by the parents that there was an infant in the room, according to a lawsuit. Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages for assault, battery, trespass, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

Albuquerque Cop Who Killed Homeless Man Retiring Early with Full Benefits to Avoid Investigation
Blacklisted News - One of the officers that killed James Boyd is retiring early with full benefits and gets to avoid the Internal Affairs investigation by doing so. The local media in Albuquerque is trying to downplay his retirement by running headlines that indicate the exact opposite of the truth.

Economy & Business

New York Fed, Goldman in Criminal Investigation for Sharing Confidential Information
Blacklisted News - A New York Times story manages to bury the lead, even given the salacious material, in an important story that provides more evidence of the overly-cozy relationship between the New York Fed and its favored large banks, particularly Goldman. The issue is sensitive in the wake of former New York Fed staffer Carmen Segarra releasing hours of tape recordings that show undue deference by the Fed employees towards Goldman.

Canadian couple hit with $950K bill after premature birth in US face bankruptcy
RT - Canadian parents hit with a bill of almost $1 million from a US hospital after their baby was born prematurely on vacation in Hawaii are now facing possible bankruptcy. Their story provoked a social media storm with many people offering to help.

Energy & Environment

China and others can cripple US power grid, NSA admits for the first time
RT - The head of the National Security Agency warned Congress on Thursday that China and “one or two” other nations currently possess the capability of crippling the American power grid through cyberattacks.

Science & Technology

Utah Considers Cutting Off Water to the NSA’s Monster Data Center
Wired - The legislation, proposed by Utah lawmaker Marc Roberts, is due to go to the floor of the Utah House of Representatives early next year, but it was debated in a Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee meeting on Wednesday. The bill, H.B. 161, directs municipalities like Bluffdale to “refuse support to any federal agency which collects electronic data within this state.”

Obama’s Plan for a Backdoor Internet Tax
James Gattuso - Will the Federal Communications Commission tax the Internet? It’s very possible, said FCC commissioner Mike O’Reilly at a conference sponsored by the Free State Foundation in Washington on Friday. The tax, which could total over $7 per month on the typical American’s broadband bill, would be imposed as a consequence of regulating the internet via “net neutrality” rules that President Obama has urged the FCC to adopt.

Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance
EFF - Detekt, a new malware detection tool developed by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri. Detekt is an easy-to-use, open source tool that allows users to check their Windows PCs for signs of infection by surveillance malware that we know is being used by government to spy on activists and journalists.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

U.S. farmers set to get huge government payouts despite bumper harvest
(Reuters) - U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money. If payments for 2014, the first year the farm bill takes effect, do come in at that level - as some private economists have calculated - they would be more than 10 times the U.S. Department of Agriculture's working estimate and more than double the forecast by the Congressional Budget Office.

Health

5 Health Tips if You Sit at a Computer All Day
Dr. Mercola - Making one fundamental change to the way you work at your computer could allow you to reap multiple rewards for your physical and mental health.

Sales of 'active sitting' devices skyrocket
(NaturalNews) Active sitting may sound like an oxymoron, but it's a health trend that's fast sweeping through many workplaces in an effort to bolster interest in fitness and increase activity in settings that typically involve high levels of sitting and little physical movement.

Foods that detox heavy metals - with tonic recipe
(NaturalNews) What if the food we include in our daily diet not only nourishes our bodies but binds to those toxins and helps cleanse our tissues? What if our nutrient dense diet became a daily detox? With the following foods, it can.

15 Of The Best Quotes and Statements On Why Chemotherapy and Conventional Cancer Treatment Kills People
Dave Mihalovic - The cancer industry tells us some of the most magnificent lies about the safety of toxic chemotherapy treatments and long-M survival rates related to the poisonous practice. Few doctors and scientists will put their reputations on the line to expose this fraudulent source of disease called a treatment.

8 Amazing Uses For Homegrown Aloe Vera (That Have Nothing To Do With Sunburns)
Off the Grid News - Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found when you break open the fleshy aloe plant leaf. While there are many different species of the aloe plant, “aloe barbadensis miller” is the most widely used variety. If you are purchasing aloe vera gel, look for 100 percent pure aloe that is free of fragrance or dyes for the best benefits.

Himalayan salt and mint foot scrub
STEPin2 - Our feet need pampering just as much as other parts of our body. Foot scrubs are a great way to promote healthy feet, because they get rid of dead skin cells and dry skin, leaving your feet soft and supple. Let’s look at the ingredients in this organic beauty recipe.

Pasteurized Milk Speeds Death, Heart Disease, Cancer, Bone Fractures; Yogurt and Cheese Have Opposite Effects
Green Med Info - Following a large study, surprise has coursed through the veins of the medical media that milk is not as good for you as once thought. But the less hyped impact of this large study reveals another, greater lesson: Pasteurized milk is harmful to our health while fermented dairy such as yogurt and cheese extends life and reduces cancer and heart disease.



Thur
sday - November 20, 2014 - Today in History:

1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1901 - The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S.
1910 - Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
1945 - 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
1959 - Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden met to create the European Free Trade Association.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.
1967 - The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, went past 200 million.
1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.
1970 - The majority in U.N. General Assembly voted to give China a seat, but two-thirds majority required for admission was not met.
1986 - Dr. Halfdan Maher, the director of the World Health Organization, announced the first coordinated global effort to fight the disease AIDS.
1990 - Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into the country of Kuwait.
1990 - The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after completing a secret military mission.
1993 - The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.
1998 - Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
1998 - Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.
2001 - The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been Kennedy's 76th birthday.

World News

Putin: Mutual respect, non-interference will improve relations with US
RT - Vladimir Putin has accepted the credentials of new US Ambassador John Tefft, and said that he hopes for a thawing in ties with Washington, based on mutual respect – and both sides keeping out of each other’s backyards.

Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And Again! And Yet Again!!
The Ron Paul Institute - The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week. None of the photos accompanying this New York Times story online showed any of these Russian troops or armored vehicles.

Use of Cluster Bombs in East Ukraine May Constitute War Crime: UN Report
Sputnik News - The use of cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine is a violation of international humanitarian law and may be considered a war crime, a recent UN report on the human rights situation in Ukraine said.

Over 4,000 dead, almost 10,000 injured in E. Ukraine fighting since April - UN
RT - At least 4,317 people have been killed and 9,921 wounded in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April, according to the latest UN human rights report. Of these, over 900 deaths have occurred since the ceasefire was announced on September 5.

Former head of Iceland’s Landsbanki jailed for role in 2008 crash
RT - Sigurjon Arnason, the ex- CEO of Landsbanki, one of the three Icelandic banks that crashed and ruined the economy in 2008, has been sentenced to 12 month in prison for manipulating the bank’s share price and deceiving investors in the bank’s dying days.

Ebola news

Ebola cover-up: Guinea woman who 'dropped dead with blood pouring from her nose and mouth' in NYC declared Ebola-free
(NaturalNews) A woman who had traveled from the West African nation of Guinea just a few weeks ago suddenly dropped dead in New York City with, as witnesses testified, blood coming from her "face, nose [and] mouth," but health officials have quickly said that she has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

3 Injured in Florida State University Shooting; Gunman Killed
NYTimes.com - The authorities in Tallahassee, Florida. on Thursday were investigating an overnight shooting on the campus of Florida State University that left three wounded and the gunman dead.

‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty
Breitbart - If Republicans move forward with the plan from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) to fund the entire government—including Obama’s executive amnesty, which the president is set to announce on Thursday night—in an omnibus spending bill, a Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News conservatives will spread chaos across Washington.

President Obama To Dictate Immigration Executive Order In Vegas On Friday
Zero Hedge - As NY Times reports, Obama is preparing to use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in the US illegally, and to shield them from deportation. But these new arrivals will not receive one key benefit: government subsidies for health care available under Obamacare. The immigrants would also be unlikely to receive benefits like food stamps, Medicaid coverage or other need-based federal programs offered to citizens and to some legal residents.

NBC Questions Own Poll Showing Latinos Oppose Amnesty
Breitbart - A new NBC/WSJ poll shows that 37 percent of Latinos actually oppose President Obama’s expected executive amnesty while only 43 percent support it.... Surprisingly, only 63 percent of Democrats support Obama’s decision while only 11 percent of Republicans support it. Thirty-seven percent of independents support his upcoming decision.

22 Times Obama Said It Was Not Possible To Create Immigration Law Without Congress
Benn Swann - As the American public waits for President Obama to make a move on immigration, and speculates that he will grant executive amnesty in the near future, his previous comments regarding his “inability to singlehandedly change or ignore the immigration law” have been compiled by the office of the Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

Livestream: Ferguson Protests
Prison Planet - Jakari Jackson & Joe Biggs livestream from Ferguson, Mo.

VIDEO: The Truth About the Michael Brown Shooting
Paul Joseph Watson - Who are the real racists? The evidence clearly shows that Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown, so why is this case being hyped by the mainstream media and the leftist political establishment?

Dem Congressman Proposes Moat Around White House
Mikael Thalen - Speaking with acting U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy on the agency’s recent scandals, Cohen suggested that a large body of water surrounding the White House could possibly keep out potential trespassers. “Would a moat, water, six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Cohen asked.... Ironically, a White House moat may be fitting given President Obama’s ruling mentality, a trait most recently noted by Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France
Washington Examiner - Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.

Economy & Business

Senior Citi Banker Found Dead In Bathtub With Slashed Throat
Zero Hedge - ...the Post reports, a Citigroup banker was found dead with his throat slashed in the bathtub "of his swanky downtown apartment, authorities said Wednesday."... However, unlike previous more "clearcut" suicides, this time there may have been foul play: the Post adds that "there was no knife recovered at the scene, leading officials to suspect the death was not a suicide, and they were trying to determine who had access to his apartment."

21 Facts That Prove That Dependence On The Government Is Out Of Control In America
Activist Post - Today, the American people collectively receive more money from the government than they pay in taxes. And remember, the federal government uses our money to build roads, inspect our food and fund the military as well. So what does this say about our economy? Could it survive without all of these debt-fueled transfer payments? And what does this say about our society?

Energy & Environment

Epic snowstorm on track to set a record in Buffalo
USA Today - Buffalo's first snowstorm of the season could give the area a year's worth of snow — around 8 feet — in just three days.

Obama Launches Global Warming 'Toolkit' as All 50 States Hit Freezing Temps
Breitbart - The White House says its "resilience toolkit" is an extension of Obama's "Climate Action Plan" released last year which created the "State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience" to help battle pollution and "record heat waves."

House GOP passes bill allowing corporate-linked experts to advise EPA
RT - The House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it harder for scientists to guide the Environmental Protection Agency and easier for those with financial links to corporations to sit on the advisory panel.

Health

3 natural pain relievers that are as powerful as drugs, without the side effects
(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, acute or chronic pain is something that everyone in their life experiences at one time or another. Even though this is a powerful reminder from the body that something is either healing or going terribly wrong, a way to manage the pain is often required in order to live a functional lifestyle.

“They’ve Been Robbed of Their Womanhood” – Local Milwaukee Media Covers Gardasil Vaccine Injuries
Health Impact News - WITI Fox 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin interviewed sisters Maddie and Olivia Meylor and their mother this week, discussing their HPV vaccine injuries which left them unable to ever conceive and bear children. As WITI reports...

20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In ANY Food You Consume
Natural Blaze - Artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners have saturated the food supply for more than four decades. We are on the precipice of discovering what our toxic food industry has done to our bodies and our environment. There is a heightened awareness and a sense of caution on the minds of most grocery shoppers, so let's make it easier for them. Here are 25 of the most common toxic ingredients you must avoid in foods.

Answering Emails After Work Is Bad for Your Health
Dr. Mercola - The majority of US workers (52 percent) check their e-mail during non-work hours, including on sick days. Depending on your employer, it may be an unspoken requirement to respond immediately, but, more likely, you respond right away not because of actual workplace policy but due to a phenomenon known as “telepressure.... Some might find this to be efficient, but what it really does is blur the line between your work life and your personal life, such that you may rarely get a real rest.

9 Health Wonders of Baking Soda
Natural Blaze - Most people are aware that baking soda (bicarbonate of soda/sodium bicarbonate) has multiple uses in cooking, but not so many know that it also has a number of health benefits.

Craving a chocolate bar? Try this simple cocoa-licious recipe instead!
(NaturalNews) Chocolate goodies can be so incredibly tempting! Unfortunately, most commercial candy bars and treats are full of less-than-ideal ingredients. So why not try making your own chocolate treats, instead?

Pet News

10 Ways to Share Your Pet's Love with Others
Dr. Becker - Looking for a way to give back to your community and share the unconditional love and support your pet gives you? You'll be surprised to find out all the ways you can team up with your pet and share the love, improving the lives of other less fortunate pets and humans in need.

 



Wednesday - November 19, 2014 - Today in History:

1794 - Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1919 - The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority was needed for ratification.
1942 - During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
1954 - Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
1959 - Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
1981 - U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1990 - NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
1993 - The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
1994 - The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
1998 - The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
1999 - In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after adopting a new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was criticized for its military campaign against Chechnya's separatist movement.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
2002 - The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
2003 - Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled. One design would be built at the site of the World Trade Center.
2007 - The Amazon Kindle was first released.

World News

Russia Needs Guarantees Ukraine Will Not Join NATO: Kremlin
Sputnik News - Russia needs "hundred-percent guarantees" that the West will not consider Ukraine's joining NATO, Russian President's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told the BBC in an interview released Wednesday. According to Peskov, no one has provided such guarantees to Russia, leading Moscow to take precautionary measures. "We would like to hear that NATO would stop stop approaching the Russian borders and that NATO would stop trying to ruin the balance, the balance of power," Peskov told the BBC.

Kerry Tells Lavrov to Ignore Obama Equating Russia to Terrorism, Ebola
Sputnik News - US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to ignore US President Barack Obama's statement listing Russia among the worldэs main threats along with terrorism and the Ebola virus.

Russia’s biggest bank launches financing in Chinese yuan
RT - Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, will be the first bank in the country to start issuing credit guarantees denominated in Chinese yuan. The new yuan-based letters of credit ensure payments between buyers and sellers, with the bank acting as a router.

Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"
Zero Hedge - In an interview on Ukraine TV, none other than the head of the Ukraine Central Bank made the stunning admission that "in the vaults of the central bank there is almost no gold left. There is a small amount of gold bullion left, but it's just 1% of the gold reserves."

3 of the 10 largest economies in the world have already fallen into recession – is the U.S. next?
Economic Collapse - Things are already so bad that British Prime Minister David Cameron is comparing the current state of affairs to the horrific financial crisis of 2008. In an article for the Guardian that was published on Monday, he delivered the following sobering warning: “Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy.” For the leader of the nation with the 6th largest economy in the world to make such a statement is more than a little bit concerning.

Russians can now carry guns for ‘self-defense’
RT - In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry their licensed weapons for the purposes of ‘self-defense.’ Until now Russian gun enthusiasts were only permitted to carry firearms for hunting or target shooting after obtaining a license through the Interior Ministry. Russian gun licenses are to be renewed every five years, and applicants face strict background checks and are required to take gun safety courses.

Ebola news

Is Ebola back in New York?
Daily Mail - There are new fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in New York City after a woman who was being monitored for the deadly virus dropped dead on Tuesday afternoon. FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the the woman, who had traveled to Guinea three weeks ago according to a source on the scene, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braidig in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. An eyewitness who saw the body said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth.'

Ebola cure: WATER! Drinking a gallon of fluid daily recognized as key to survival
(NaturalNews) Drinking four liters, or about one gallon, of water daily is critical for surviving the infection, say scientists. And rehydration solutions containing water with added minerals like potassium and magnesium are even better for overcoming the extreme shock that occurs when the body loses too much water, such as with Ebola.

No Need to Panic After First Ebola Case Detected: India's Health Minister
Sputnik News - Fear has gripped India after an Indian national, returning from Liberia, tested positive for the Ebola virus. The person was isolated at the Health Organization Quarantine Center at Delhi Airport. The first reported case of the Ebola virus has caused serious concern in India, especially because a lot of Indians live in the Ebola-affected West Africa, which may result in the deadly virus reaching India if these nationals decide to return.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Military Deploys Chemical, Biological, Nuclear & High Yield Explosive Response Vehicles to St. Louis
Gateway Pundit - The Missouri National Guard deployed to the St. Louis region on Tuesday, one day after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency. CERFP Enhanced Response Force Package assets were spotted in Chesterfield in West County. The vehicles are used for CBRNE events: chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive events.

'ISIS! 9/11!' NSA reform bill killed in US Senate over terror fears
RT - The US Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster and move forward with the USA Freedom Act, which would have placed significant restrictions on the way the National Security Agency's conducts surveillance domestically.
* Related: USA Freedom Act Fails To Move Forward... For Incredibly Stupid Reasons

Keystone XL pipeline bill fails to pass US Senate by 1 vote
Rt - The US Senate failed to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline project, falling one vote short of breaking a filibuster against the bill, which would have allowed the transport of crude oil from Canada's tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. The bill failed despite garnering 59 “Yes” votes to 41 “No” votes. All Republican senators voted “Yes,” and they were joined by 14 Democrats. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who co-sponsored the bill, needed one more vote to pass it but could not persuade another Democrat to go along.

Gruber Obama’s Top Expert in 2008 Presidential Campaign
Kit Daniels - MIT professor Jonathan Gruber served as the key health care consultant to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and even visited Obama’s office to sell the idea of the “individual mandate,” which Obama later championed, according to a 2007 news article.

Controversial economist Gruber has earned millions from taxpayers at federal, state levels
Fox News - “My job was just to see if the numbers added up,” Jonathan Gruber, the controversial architect of ObamaCare, told PBS two years ago. And add up the numbers he did – at least in terms of Gruber’s consulting fees. A Fox News review of state and federal websites, as well as published reports, finds the MIT economist and his firm have secured millions in federal and state contracts stretching back over the last fifteen years.

VIDEO: St. Louis Cop: ‘Get a Gun, We Can’t Protect You’
Paul Joseph Watson - A concerned police officer in St. Louis has issued an ominous warning amidst expected civil unrest in the aftermath of the Darren Wilson verdict, warning residents to get a gun because the cops will not be able to protect them.

Riot Training Ends in Disaster: Cops Wreck 3 Cruisers, Deploy Tear Gas on Elementary School Students
Ben Swann - A police training exercise descended into chaos on Friday morning when Columbus, OH police wrecked three cruisers into each other and accidentally deployed tear gas on a nearby elementary school, sending six students home with eye and throat irritation and a pregnant teacher to the hospital for observation.

Police expert: War on terror has turned our cops into occupying armies — and we’re the enemy
RawStory - Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.... “If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality,” he continued. “We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities – particularly in communities of color.”

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man
Huffington Post - Today [11/8/14] in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.

Election News

This is Why Rand Paul is Hilary Clinton’s Worst Nightmare
Liberty Blitzkrieg - As Hilary Clinton starts to ponder the curtains she wants to hang in the Oval Office, there is only one person who can realistically stand in her way: Rand Paul. Readers of this site will be well aware that I spend very little time focusing on Presidential politics. There are many reasons for this, but more than anything else, I believe there are two key components to genuine cultural change, and none of them have to do with electing a savior. These are...

Economy & Business

One Reader’s Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled
Zero Hedge - My wife and I own a small business and we had previously (in 2013) been buying health insurance on our own for ourselves and our two kids. The cost was about six hundred per month with a $5200 deductible, $6800 total out of pocket exposure for the family of four. After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state’s insurance (at “no cost”) and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Report: Al Sharpton Owes $4.5 Million in Back Taxes
Newsmax - The Rev. Sharpton, the civil-rights leader who has become a close confidant to President Barack Obama and New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, has more than $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens outstanding against him and his for-profit businesses.

Retailers Are Using 'Skinny' Mirrors To Get You To Spend More Money
Business Insider - A new company is trying to get retailers to use optical illusions to sell more products. The Skinny Mirror, based out of California, sells mirrors with curved glass that make people look about 10 pounds thinner.

Energy & Environment

Polar Vortex 2.0 Arrives - All 50 States Will Freeze Tonight
3 months ago we warned US economic growth faced a challenge more powerful than any Fed-sponsored miracle could handle and 3 weeks ago Yellen's worst nightmare began to loom on the chilly horizon. But tonight, from the depths of the night, the cruel monetary-policy-nullifying devil of Polar Vortex 2.0 arrives as all 50 states (yes even Hawaii) will see temperatures drop below freezing...

Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth
NEWSMAX - With nasty cold fronts thrusting an icy and early winter across the continental U.S. — along with last winter described by USA Today as "one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record" — climatologist John L. Casey thinks the weather pattern is here to stay for decades to come. In fact, Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, is out with the provocative book "Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell," which warns that a radical shift in global climate is underway, and that Al Gore and other environmentalists have it completely wrong. The earth, he says, is cooling, and cooling fast.

Science & Technology

Federal government to monitor Twitter, track conservative users, determine what is either 'true' or 'hate speech'
(NaturalNews) In August, The Washington Free Beacon, an investigative news website that focuses primarily on exposing government abuses of power, reported that the Obama Administration was committing $1 million in tax money to the creation of an online database that was to track "misinformation" and so-called "hate speech" on Twitter social media feeds.

Health

Prescription drug vending machines now being installed on college campuses across America
(NaturalNews) American college students -- who are already the most over-medicated population on the planet -- now have an even easier way to pollute their brains with SSRI drugs, antidepressants, antipsychotics and prescription "speed" amphetamines which are routinely abused by students for final exam cram study sessions. "School officials didn't specify exactly what kind of drugs will be available in the machine, but said it would contain 50 medications that are most commonly prescribed to college students," reports CBS News.

Modern pills shown to encourage people to eat more junk
(NaturalNews) Weight loss is difficult, not because losing weight is impossible, but because it takes time, patience and consistency in doing all the right things. So unappealing, right? So, millions of people have turned to modern medical fixes that are supposed to make it easy -- and it appears to be backfiring, according to a recent study.

Antibiotics can increase spread, severity of Salmonella infections
(NaturalNews) In some cases, treating people or animals with antibiotics may cause them to spread Salmonella infections more rapidly, and even in some cases to develop more severe infections. This may be more likely to occur in those who are not showing any current symptoms of salmonellosis but are receiving antibiotics for some other reason.

Preventing Kidney Stones May Be As Simple As Changing Your Diet
Dr. Mercola - Once you’ve had them, your risk of recurrence increases. About 35 percent to 50 percent of people will have another bout with kidney stones within five years unless changes are made.3 What type of changes? According to new guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP), one of the simplest strategies you can take is to drink more water.

Mainstream media finally exposes secretive vaccine court
(NaturalNews) Part of the problem is that, unlike typical civil court cases, vaccine court cases do not have to rule in favor of the plaintiffs for vaccine attorneys to get paid. Because of this, the vaccine court system is clogged with cases, some of which lack even basic evidence of harm caused by vaccines -- who cares when you're getting paid, right? Some vaccine attorneys also intentionally over-bill for their time since they receive payments directly from the government, a.k.a. taxpayers, rather than plaintiffs.

Cannabis ‘Dramatically Reduces’ Growth of Brain Cancer Cells: New Study
Natural Society - The research showed that two active chemical components found in cannabis plants, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), helped in the treatment of cancerous brain tumors. This is one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat effectively, and the rate of survival for patients who get brain cancer is often very low. For many – once they receive a diagnosis – they are given a short five years to live; any hope of living after their prognosis is given a mere 10% chance. Those are some stark statistics.

GMO-Loaded Food Corp Targets Natural Foods for Being ‘Unfair Competition’
Perhaps you’ve heard of Unilever? The company sells products under 1,000 brands, including Hellmann’s mayonnaise Suave, Klondike, and TRESemmé. In addition to donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to shut down GMO labeling, the mega-corp has also decided to file a lawsuit against an upstart vegan mayonnaise-making company, claiming “false advertising and unfair competition.”

Pet News

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer
Dr. Becker - For many pet owners, cancer is the most dreaded diagnosis of all. Help protect your pet by knowing the four most common cancers in dogs and cats, the top ten warning signs to watch for, and five simple ways you can help minimize your pet's risk.

PETA Accused of Kidnapping and Euthanizing Family Dog
The Daily Sheeple - Cerate checked his security camera and the video shows a van with “PETA” on the side back into his driveway. Two women got out of the van and one walked up his porch, took Maya, and put her in the back of the van.... It turns out they were asked by the property owners to round up stray dogs in the area.... After PETA was contacted, they arrived at his front door a few days later bearing a token fruit basket, and informed him that his dog had been euthanized. So far the owner has showed more restraint than most people would be capable of during such a bizarre and painful experience.
 



Tuesday - November 18, 2014 - Today in History:

1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.
1883 - The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
1903 - The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal.
1966 - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar surface during the second manned mission to the moon.
1976 - The parliament of Spain approved a bill that established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1983 - Argentina announced its ability to produce enriched uranium for use in nuclear weapons.
1987 - The U.S. Congress issued the Iran-Contra Affair report which said that President Reagan bore "ultimate responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan signed major legislation provided the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.
1993 - Representatives from 21 South African political parties approved a new constitution.
1997 - First Union Corp. announced its purchase of CoreStates Financial Corp. for $16.1 billion. To date it was the largest banking deal in U.S. history.
2002 - U.N. arms inspectors returned to Iraq after a four-year hiatus, calling on Saddam Hussein's government to cooperate with their search for weapons of mass destruction.
2003 - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 that the state constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry
2009 - Two days before turning 92, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, at 56 years, 320 days.

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OPPOSE Ohio Bills HB 536 & SB 381 - New Vaccine Mandates for Childcare with Limited Vaccine Exemptions
The National Vaccine Information Center - We wanted to encourage you to immediately contact your Ohio legislators to vigorously oppose two bills scheduled for hearings in the Ohio Legislature for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 that add sweeping new vaccine mandates for childcare while offering unreasonable and limited vaccine exemptions.
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World News

US ramps up Iraq troop-training mission to counter growing ISIS threat
RT - Washington says the Pentagon is speeding up its efforts to train Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also mentioned that US troops already in Iraq would be used.

Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land
The Guardian - Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40,000 Masai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game. Activists celebrated last year when the government said it had backed down over a proposed 1,500 sq km “wildlife corridor” bordering the Serengeti national park that would serve a commercial hunting and safari company based in the United Arab Emirates. Now the deal appears to be back on...

Out of ISS: Russia going solo with space station?
RT - The Russian space agency is reportedly considering construction of a high-altitude orbital station starting from 2017. This means that Moscow may walk away from the ISS after 2020, when its obligations under the current project are fulfilled.

Peter Kassig beheading: A new Isis video, but a different ending. What could it mean?
The Independent - Whatever may have changed, it did not help Mr Kassig. Yet the clear differences between the tape announcing his murder and the four that came before were striking and raised several questions. It does not show Mr Kassig being killed nor does it feature him, as was the case in the previous videos, making a last statement to the camera. Nor this time was a new captive identified for execution in the future.

Mistaken identity: French plane entered Swedish air space – not Russian as reported
RT - The Swedish military has confirmed a “Russian” aircraft that entered Swedish airspace on Saturday was actually French. The Expressen newspaper had falsely reported a Russian plane was "a couple of kilometers on the wrong side of the border.”

Australia, China sign free trade agreement
Press TV - After a decade of negotiations, Australia and China have signed a trade agreement which eliminates tariffs in the two countries' resources and agricultural sectors. The deal was signed on Monday during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Australia... The agreement will see 95 percent of Australian exports of goods, resources, and energy products to China become charge-free. Duties will be also lifted on agricultural exports, including meat and live animal shipments, and dairy products to China.

Global Economy Worst in Two Years on Sluggish Eurozone, Slowing China
Sputnik News - The world economy is performing at its two-year worst due to Europe’s near-deflation and China’s economic turmoil, caused by the lack of money liquidity as the US Fed tightening is concentrating investment capital in North America.... One of the main issues of the global economy today is a near-deflation Japan-like faltering growth in the Eurozone. "The euro zone is the best part of 20 percent of the global economy," James Knightley of ING told Reuters. “The longer the stagnation goes on the more Japan-like it becomes.”

The Real Reason Why Germany Halted Its Gold Repatriation From The NY Fed
Zero Hedge - Following the stunning announcement in January 2013 that the Bundesbank would repatriate 674 tons of gold from the NY Fed and the French Central Bank, a year later the Bundesbank followed up with a just as stunning revelation that of the 84 tons the bank was supposed to bring back home, it had managed to obtain just a paltry 37 tons, with only 5 tons originating from the NY Fed.

Ebola news

Ebola tests can show false negatives, doctors shocked to learn
(NaturalNews) Initially, when surgeon Martin Salia's Ebola test came back negative, he and his friends were elated. As noted by The Washington Post, they all sort of celebrated a bit, and relaxed, removing their protective gear and crying with him. But his symptoms would not go away, and when they lasted another week, Salia was tested once again, on Nov. 10. And this time, the test came back positive, "sending the Sierra Leonean doctor with ties to Maryland on a desperate, belated quest for treatment and forcing the colleagues who had embraced him into quarantine," the Post reported.

2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard Troops From 12 States To Deploy On Ebola Mission
Breitbart - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has signed an authorization to mobilize an estimated 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers from 12 states to fight the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa. The U.S. Army has identified 16 Reserve and National Guard units from across the country to deploy in the spring of 2015 as part of Operation United Assistance, the official name of the Ebola mission.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Anonymous Leaks Map of Police Perimeter Around Ferguson
Kit Daniels - The hacker group Anonymous has reportedly leaked a map showing how law enforcement plans to surround Ferguson, Mo., in response to the riots expected after a jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The red boundaries on the map contain the entire city of Ferguson as well as parts of nearby Florissant and Normandy and it’s quite likely the enclosed area will represent a Constitution-free zone. Federal agents are already present in and around Ferguson.

Ferguson Group Targets Include an Art Museum, Opera House and Botanical Garden
Kurt Nimmo - If the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri exonerates Officer Darren Wilson, the protest group Justice For Mike Brown plans to make companies and institutions completely unrelated to the case suffer. A map released shows a wide range of targets...

Neil Young Calls For Starbucks Boycott
The Inquisitr News - “I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one. Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling. Tell Starbucks to withdraw support for the lawsuit — we have a right to know what we put in our mouths. Starbucks doesn’t think you have the right to know what’s in your coffee. So it’s teamed up with Monsanto to sue the small U.S. state of Vermont to stop you from finding out.”

Obama opens door for Central American children to legally come to U.S.
Washington Times - The Obama administration quietly announced a program late last week to create a legal channel for thousands of Central American children to come to the U.S., a move designed to prevent a repeat of this summer’s illegal immigrant surge but which Republicans said amounted to “border sabotage.”

'Saudi prince paid for 9/11 pilots to learn to fly'
Daily Mail - A jihadist serving life in prison on terror charges brought in the wake of 9/11 has claimed the Saudi Arabian royal family helped finance the plot... The incredible claims were made in documents filed to a federal court in Oklahoma, in which Moussaoui says a prince 'was assisting me in my Islamic terrorist activities... and was doing so knowingly for Osama bin Laden'.

Navy Vet Labeled a “Terrorist” For Posting Images of DHS Vehicles in Missouri
Paul Joseph Watson - A Navy veteran was labeled a “terrorist” and fired from his job as a Houseman at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri after he posted a video of dozens of Homeland Security vehicles and asked if they were linked to impending civil unrest in Ferguson.

Economy & Business

Illinois Pension Debt Soars To $111 Billion
Zero Hedge - Pension debt in the Land of Lincoln is a big problem. So big, in fact, that it would take three years of a complete government shutdown, during which the entire general fund went toward pensions, just to break even. Illinois politicians have looted and mismanaged public-employee pension funds for decades. The system is no longer sustainable or affordable.

Indiana to Start Requiring Food Stamp Recipients to Work
Breitbart - Indiana will eliminate exemptions that require food stamp recipients look for work, a rules change that could see up to 65,000 food stamp recipients trimmed from the roles.

Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History
Common Dreams - Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report—America’s Youngest Outcasts —shows that with poverty and inequality soaring in recent years, approximately 2.5 million children in 2013 found themselves without a roof over their head or place to call home. That number equals one in 30 American children nationally, and constitutes an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

Energy & Environment

Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: "Errors Were Made" State Admits
Zero Hedge - California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifiers.

Science & Technology

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/17/14: Internet Gambling Ban and Crony Capitalism
Ron Paul - ...Congress may soon vote on legislation outlawing Internet gambling. It is an open secret, at least inside the Beltway, that this legislation is being considered as a favor to billionaire casino owner, Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson, who is perhaps best known for using his enormous wealth to advance a pro-war foreign policy, is now using his political influence to turn his online competitors into criminals.

Microsoft Hires Dalek-style Robocops to Guard Silicon Valley HQ
IB Times - Computing giant Microsoft is one of the Silicon Valley companies that has hired robot security guards to protect and serve the streets around northern California's technology hub. The Knightscope K5 robot security guards are fitted with lasers, GPS and heat-detecting technology, and can predict where criminals will strike next and the likelihood of future crimes.

Tech heavyweights Facebook, Google, Apple support bill limiting NSA spying
RT - Technology companies are pressing the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would place limits on domestic surveillance operations run by the National Security Agency. They include some of the biggest names in the industry. Companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, AOL, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Twitter are pressing the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act before the 2013 congressional session ends. The Senate is set to debate the bill on Tuesday. It needs 60 votes to clear a filibuster and move forward for an up-or-down vote.

ESA releases high-res pics of Philae’s bumpy landing
Press TV - The European Space Agency (ESA) has released high-resolution pictures of the Philae probe landing on Comet 67P. The pictures were taken with the Narrow Angle Camera on the Rosetta satellite, which dropped the probe towards the surface of 67P.

Survival/Preparedness

Survival Cooking With A Dutch Oven
Off the Grid News - Quick: you’ve got your emergency foods stored in the pantry, but how are you going to cook them? Think fast, because without an off-the-grid cooking method you could be stuck eating cold cans of kidney beans in the event of a power outage or major collapse. Fortunately, Dutch oven cooking is a skill everybody can learn.

Health

Improving heart health, fighting cancer and four more reasons why you should use turmeric
(NaturalNews) Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts. Belonging to the ginger family, the ancient spice responsible for giving curry its yellow color is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Experts suggest that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications and 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects.

One man's lung cancer death sentence permanently removed by honey and herbs
(NaturalNews) Thirteen years ago, Croatian doctors told Ante Kresich that his lung cancer was beyond treatment and to get things in order and prepare to die. It's unclear how he came upon using local raw honey with herbs, but he did, and he fully recovered.... The Cancer Tutor considers honey as an effective Trojan Horse to sneak in herbs that are anticancer, such as ginger, cinnamon or turmeric.... Remember: Use only raw, unpasteurized honey and organic or wild non-irradiated herbs.

8 Supplements and herbs to help you deal with stress
(NaturalNews) Times of high stress can affect your health, your sleep, and your entire sense of well-being. While chronic long-term stress is a cry for a change of lifestyle and a more serious intervention, sometimes we go through stressful periods knowing there is an end in sight. If this is your situation, know that a good diet, 8 hours of sleep a night, exercise and the following supplements can help see you through.

Walnuts, social activity and cognitive exercise help stave off dementia
(NaturalNews) Those looking to find ways to stave off dementia as they enter old age have just received a double-dose of good news. Two recent studies have indicated a couple of methods which offer significant protection for the human brain against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Polyunsaturated fats reduce heart disease risk - find out how to add them to your diet
(NaturalNews) Perhaps the most confusing aspect of diet and nutrition revolves around fats and fatty acids. There are many disagreements with what fats are healthy and unhealthy, and very few of the different types of fats have a solid consensus on health.

5 Seniors Die after Flu Shot at Assisted Care Center in Georgia
Health Impact News - Health Impact News has just received urgent information from health care workers at Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care in Dacula, Georgia. According to our informants, on Friday November 7, 2014, all the residents received flu vaccinations. They all reportedly developed a fever immediately, and within one week, five of the residents died.

Pasteurized Milk Speeds Death, Heart Disease, Cancer, Bone Fractures; Yogurt and Cheese Have Opposite Effects
Green Med Info - Following a large study, surprise has coursed through the veins of the medical media that milk is not as good for you as once thought. But the less hyped impact of this large study reveals another, greater lesson: Pasteurized milk is harmful to our health while fermented dairy such as yogurt and cheese extends life and reduces cancer and heart disease.

10 Superfoods You Can Add to Your Coffee
Natural Blaze - Make food into both medicine and supplements by simply working them into your routine recipes. By doing so, you don't have to remember to take anything or choke down pills. You also don't bypass any digestive channels. You can feel better from the start of your day. Chances are, you have some of these ingredients hiding in your cabinet!
 



Monday - November 17, 2014 - Today in History:

1603 - Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason.
1798 - Irish nationalist leader Wolfe Tone committed suicide while in jail awaiting execution.
1800 - The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building.
1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1903 - Russia's Social Democrats officially split into two groups - Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
1904 - The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight.
1913 - The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal.
1922 - Siberia voted for union with the U.S.S.R.
1962 - Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by U.S. President Kennedy.
1970 - The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. The vehicle was released by Luna 17.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
1990 - A mass grave was discovered by the bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. The bodies were believed to be those of World War II prisoners of war.
1990 - The Soviet government agreed to change the country's constitution.
2001 - "Toys "R" Us Times Square - The Center of the Toy Universe" opened in New York City. 
2010 - A hand-count of votes affirmed the re-election of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the first Senate candidate in over 50 years to win a write-in campaign.
2010 - The first Guantanamo detainee to face civilian trial, Ahmed Ghailani, was convicted by federal jury in New York on one charge of conspiracy related to 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Ghailani's native Tanzania.

World News

Ukraine Claims Readiness for Military Confrontation With Russia
Sputnik News - Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko announced that the country's military prepared the first line of defense with active reserve members prepared and ready to deploy in any direction.

‘ISIS using water-tanks, fire-trucks to smuggle $1mn-worth oil daily’- refinery worker to RT
RT - Dozens of vehicles carrying oil leave Syria’s petroleum capital, Raqqa, currently under IS control, every hour, earning the extremist group a million dollars daily, according to an oil refinery employee in the occupied city, who has spoken to RT.

Russia fears ethnic cleansing in Ukraine amid rise of neo-Nazism – Putin
RT - As Kiev continues to amass its forces in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire and use radical nationalist groups as armed battalions, Moscow is concerned about possible ethnic cleansing there, Russian President Vladimir Putin told ARD in an interview.

ISIS video shows beheading of US hostage Peter Kassig
RT - US President Obama has confirmed the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State militants, after a video on social media purported to show his death. The militant group has further threatened to kill other US citizens “on your streets.”

Detailed map showing areas under control of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
War in Context - Reuters has produced the most detailed map of Syria and Iraq that I’ve seen thus far showing populated areas where a government or non-state armed group is dominant or control is contested. Maps shown on TV and elsewhere are often misleading because they usually depict vast areas of uninhabited desert being under ISIS control when in fact these are areas essentially outside any human control.

It Was Staged! Video of Syrian Boy Saving Girl Under Fire Was Shot in Malta
Eric Garris - It was a great video. It shows the young boy, about 8 years old, weave his way down a dusty street, dodging bullets to reach a terrified girl cowering behind a car. The boy even plays dead at one point to deceive the sharpshooters, who miss hitting both children as they appear to safely run off. The video went viral and was the lead story on Fox News. Everyone was talking about it…But, no, it wasn’t real. But it wasn’t a cheap fake either.

BRICS discuss ratification of new Bank, $100 bn CRA
The BRICS Post - Leaders of the five BRICS nations have met in Brisbane on Saturday ahead of the annual G20 Summit, aimed at boosting trade and economic ties between the group. The leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South African President Jacob Zuma and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff discussed ratifying the newly formed $100 billion BRICS Bank and the $100 billion Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) by parliaments in the five countries.

Shocking amateur footage shows MH17 crash aftermath (Video)
RT - A new amateur video has surfaced showing the horrific aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board in July.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Outrage builds over NY town’s plan to confiscate legally owned guns days after owners die
BizPac Review - Buffalo, N.Y., police unveiled a plan to confiscate legally owned guns days after their owners’ death, using an old, rarely enforced state law, Fox News reported.“We recently started a program where we’re cross-referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death records, and we’re sending people out to collect the guns whenever possible so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derrenda` said at a news conference last week, according to WGRZ.

Pro-Second Amendment Ruling Stands - Ninth Circuit Rejects Attempts By California AG And Brady Campaign
Daily Caller - As we’ve been reporting, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed gun owners a tremendous victory in February by recognizing the Second Amendment protects a right to bear arms outside the home. The decision also invalidated the San Diego County Sheriff’s policy of issuing concealed carry permits only upon a showing of extraordinary need for self-protection that would distinguish the applicant “from the mainstream.”

GOP Rep's Campaign Donor Stands to Profit from Executive Amnesty
Breitbart - A defense contractor and top campaign contributor to House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) is in the running to get a contract to print millions of IDs and other government documents associated with the president’s planned executive amnesty, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

Obama Comments On Grubergate: "I Did Not Mislead Americans" Even As Gruber Pocketed Millions
Zero Hedge - Alas, a question about Grubergate is precisely what Obama got when after preaching about "accountability to the people", a member of the press asked the head of the "most hypocritical transparent administration ever" if Obama "misled Americans" about the taxes and about keeping the plan "in order to get the bill passed?"… Obama's argument in a nutshell: "we had a lengthy argument" in the US about Obamacare.

Gruber Asked If Letter Was 'Written By My Adolescent Child'
The Daily Caller - This incident occurred in 2011 in Vermont, whose state health-care system Gruber was paid $400,000 to help construct. The outcome is now called Shumlincare. The video was posted at the website TrueNorthReports.com. Mark Larson, the chairman of the state House’s Health Committee, read a letter from a man who was concerned about the implementation of a single-payer system in the state…Gruber was not sympathetic to those concerns, and instead resorted to mocking them.

Obamacare websites fail on day one, again
USA Today - Open enrollment on the federal HealthCare.gov site kicked off relatively smoothly in many parts of the nation Saturday, although there were reports in some areas that consumers and brokers had problems logging into accounts.

USPS Bemoans Massive Data Breach But Continues Surveillance Program
The New American - A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) revealed recently that more than 800,000 employees of the government-owned postal monopoly had “names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, beginning and end dates of employment, [and] emergency contact information” exposed in a massive online data breach.

Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School
CBS News - Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn.

2nd Grader’s Homework Teaches ‘The Government GIVES Us Our Rights’
The Daily Sheeple - Apparently this homework sheet given out to 2nd graders about “Being a Good Citizen” is teaching them that the government GIVES us our rights. And the government doesn’t just give us our rights, but the government specifically gives us “special privileges called rights.”

First School Installs $100K Shooting Detection System: “Alerts of Gunfire Within 1 Second, Near Zero False Alerts”
Mac Slavo - Introducing: the first school installation of a Shooting Detection System, brought to you by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and its affiliated contractors. This $100,000 detection system alerts authorities automatically to gunfire with the aim of cutting response time, but it can’t stop bullets or save lives – at least not in any direct sense...

About $11 million spent in manhunt for Eric Frein (Video)
Christian Science Monitor - Pennsylvania State Police and other state and federal agencies spent about $10.5 million on personnel, including $6.9 million for overtime and $2.8 million for benefits, during the 48-day search for Eric Frein, charged with slaying a trooper.

Election News

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War
Paul Craig Roberts - Glenn Greenwald has revealed that Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of the banksters and warmongers. Pam and Russ Martens note that Elizabeth Warren is the populist alternative. I doubt that a politician who represents the people can acquire the campaign funds needed to run a campaign. If Warren becomes a threat, the Establishment will frame her with bogus charges and move her aside. Hillary as president would mean war with Russia.

Economy & Business

Obamacare = A Death Panel For The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - Did you know that some Americans are being hit with health insurance rate increases of more than 500 percent?... Obamacare is a slow-motion train wreck of epic proportions, and the full effect of this law is only beginning to be felt. In the end, the economic impact of this law will likely be measured in the trillions of dollars.

By the gallon, milk is now more expensive than gasoline in America
(NaturalNews) For years, Americans have been getting fleeced at the gas pump -- with regular fuel at prices surpassing $3 a gallon and, for brief periods of time since 2008, more than $4 a gallon.

Veteran News

U.S. government houses veterans in dilapidated building filled with mold, bedbugs and disease-carrying rats
(NaturalNews) It's becoming clear -- honorable US service men and women are becoming nothing more than expendable numbers filed away in a system set up to profit off their service, rather than respect and honor their service.

Energy & Environment

House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline an Act of War
Lakota Voice - Rosebud, SD – In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) recognizes the authorization of this pipeline as an act of war.... “The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants of our children and grandchildren. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline through our lands,” said President Scott of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Science & Technology

State Dept computers hacked, email shut down
(AP) - A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network. That incident was made public in late October, but there was no indication then that the State Department had been affected. Since then, a number of agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service and the National Weather Service, have reported attacks.

Wireless Technology: The “Trojan Horse” Attack on Public Health
Memory Hole Blog - It’s the amount of energy it takes to begin heating up your body like a microwave oven does. By the way, cellphones and wireless use the same frequency–2.4 gigahertz–as do microwave ovens. So they have the most harmful effects. The reason a microwave oven works is that it’s the frequency that has the most resonance with water. It heats up the water most … The same thing happens in the body because we’re made of 80% water or more. The body’s water resonates with this and absorbs the radiation. It couldn’t be more of a deadly weapon.

AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs
Common Dreams - The move comes after AT&T and Verizon received a slew of critical news coverage for inserting tracking numbers into their subscribers' Internet activity, even after users opted out. Last month, ProPublica reported that Twitter's mobile advertising unit was enabling its clients to use the Verizon identifier. The tracking numbers can be used by sites to build a dossier about a person's behavior on mobile devices – including which apps they use, what sites they visit and for how long.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

81% of reviewed GM crops were approved without any scientific safety studies, researchers find
(NaturalNews) Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International.

Toshiba's high-tech grow rooms are churning out lettuce that never needs washing
Quartz - Toshiba, the Japanese technology conglomerate with a lineage dating back to the 19th century, is looking for growth in a whole new way. In a sterilized clean room about 35 miles outside of Tokyo, where Toshiba used to make floppy disks in the 1980s and 90s, the company is now starting to grow thousands of lettuce plants as it expands into indoor agriculture.

McDonald's won't buy Simplot's GMO potato
(AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't. The Idaho Statesman reports that the fast-food giant says it doesn't use genetically modified potatoes and has no plans to change that policy.

Maui Votes to Halt Genetically Modified Crop Cultivation; Monsanto and Dow Sue
AllGov - Seed companies Monsanto and Dow spent $8 million to try to defeat a proposal that would ban cultivation of genetically modified organisms in Maui County, Hawaii, in this month’s general election. The initiative passed anyway and now the seed companies are suing to prevent its enforcement.

Survival/Preparedness

Polar Vortex Power Outage? 5 Ways to Stay Warm When the Grid Goes Down
Natural Blaze - Last week, esteemed physicist Michio Kaku made a rather dire and unexpected announcement on CBS. A massive cold front is moving down the continental United States, that is being caused by Superstorm Nuri.... Temperatures are expected to reach as low as -30 degrees in some parts of the country, and the effects might be felt as far south as Florida.

Health

15 Amazing Effects Music Has On Your Health
collectivelyconscious.net - Many people don’t know this but listening to music is not just something that brings joy, it can also improve your health in a variety of ways and scientists have proven that through many researches. Read on to find how music can make your life more awesome.

Maca: the perfect food for balancing our hormones
(NaturalNews) In today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, it can often be difficult to keep our hormones in balance. Even the most health-conscious of us are assaulted on all sides by a large number of poisons, such as BPA, that can disrupt our endocrine systems and cause havoc in our bodies.... Thankfully, nature does provide us with a small number of foods that contain noted hormone-balancing properties.

Vaccines—Are They Still Contributing to the Greater Good? (Video)
Dr. Mercola - The producers of this film are allowing a full and FREE viewing through 11/21. The multiple-award winning documentary, The Greater Good, was initially released three years ago. Weaving together stories of families whose lives have been forever altered by vaccine damage, the film reveals how modern medicine, especially when driven by politics, ideology, and big business, can rob you of some of your most basic human rights, including voluntary, informed consent to medical risk-taking.

Is Olive Leaf Nature’s Answer to Diabetes Treatment?
Green Med Info - Researchers from the University of Auckland have determined that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin resistance and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas.

Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure
(NaturalNews) The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects of environmental pollution but also lower blood pressure in folks who consume it alongside nitrate-rich vegetables.

5 Surprising Reasons You’re Packing On Extra Weight
Natural Blaze - While calories are definitely a crucial part of the equation, there are a number of other environmental and lifestyle factors that are likely to play a much more significant role, mainly because most people don’t realize they’re affected by them, and therefore fail to address them.

13 Chemicals Used In U.S. Food Products That Are Banned In Other Countries
Natural Blaze - The difference between the US and the rest of the world is that once something is proven to be harmful, the Food and Drug Administration disagrees mostly, and the chemicals are still allowed to be widely used in food production, while many other countries ban these additives and find safer alternatives. Why does this happen? Mostly because many American citizens are just uninformed and uneducated on this matter, they choose to not speak out against it, and instead they keep buying the products that contain these harmful chemicals.

The Dangers of Eating Late at Night
Dr. Mercola - Do you eat dinner late at night and go to bed less than three hours later? Do you also suffer from unexplained post-nasal drip, cough, and difficulty swallowing? These could be signs of acid reflux, which, unbeknownst to many, can occur without the telltale signs of heartburn and indigestion.

Pet News

10 Household Hazards for Pet Birds
Dr. Becker - They're in virtually every home and are the leading cause of pet poisonings... and yes, that includes birds. They cause major side effects and birds metabolize them so fast it qualifies as a life-threatening emergency. For the love of your bird, please keep these hidden well.

Dogs communicate with humans using newly developed wearable technology
(NaturalNews) Maybe you're familiar with Cybercop and Cyborg Cop TV shows and movies, maybe not. But you are most likely not familiar with cyber dogs. They're actually rescue dogs in an experimental phase of developing Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog (CEWD) technology. The purpose is to enhance communication between humans and dogs, especially for the service of search and rescue teams.

Is Your Dog Ready to Go Paleo?
Dr. Becker - Dr. Jean explains that in Paleo Dog, she advocates not only for a Paleo diet for canine companions, but a complete Paleo lifestyle. The lifestyle includes training, energetic exercise, proper rest, grounding, avoiding unnecessary toxins of all kinds, and reducing stress. Dr. Jean discusses the inevitable criticism she’ll receive from processed pet food promoters who make it a point to bash any and all raw diets for pets. She explains the motivation behind the campaign against raw pet food, and why it’s smart to simply ignore the tired old “scary bacteria” warnings.



Friday - November 14, 2014 - Today in History:

1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.
1881 - Charles J. Guiteau's trial began for the assassination of U.S. President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.
1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.
1935 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946.
1940 - During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked
1969 - Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1969 - During the Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur Hochmuth, commander of the Third Marine Division, became the first general to be killed in Vietnam by enemy fire.
1979 - U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.
1983 - The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid protests.
1989 - The U.S. Navy ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down in the wake of a recent string of serious accidents.
1991 - After 13 years in exile Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland.
1994 - U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.
1995 - The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
1999 - The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden.

World News

Putin: Russian Economy Won’t Be Dominated by ‘Dollar Dictatorship’
Sputnik News - Russia plans to leave the “dollar dictatorship” of market oil prices and turn to using the country’s national currency and the Chinese yuan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. “We are leaving the dictatorship of the market where oil goods are based on the dollar and will increase the possibilities of using [other] national currencies: the ruble and the yuan,” Putin said in an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS.

‘Economic isolation a breach of intl law': Top takeaways from Putin ahead of G20
RT - Vladimir Putin says the G20 must address global imbalances together, and economic isolation, especially in the case of sanctions, which not only leads nowhere but is a crude violation of international economic law. Here are the Russian president’s top takeaways ahead of the G20 summit being held in Brisbane, Australia from November 14-15.

Israeli Government To Refuse Entry to UN Team Investigating War Crimes in Gaza
Common Dreams - 'It's business as usual,' says critic, for Netanyahu government 'to commit severe human rights violations and war crimes and refuse to be held accountable.' Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations human rights investigators who seek to probe potential war crimes committed in the latest 50-day military assault on Gaza.

Weapons that Choose Their Own Kill Targets are Wave of Future…and Already in Use
AllGov - At least three nations have deployed missiles that can destroy enemy positions without any guidance from human operators. “An autonomous weapons arms race is already taking place,”said physicist Steve Omohundro. Norway has the Joint Strike Missile, which can lock in on targets without human control. The Pentagon is testing Lockheed's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, but officials won’t say if it can attack on its own. Many fear autonomous weapons will make warfare more likely or destructive.

Putin "Prepares For Economic War", Buys Whopping 55 Tonnes Of Gold In Q3
Zero Hedge - Just as China is buying 'cheap' oil with both hands and feet, so Russia, according to the latest data from The World Zero Hedge - Gold Council (WGC) has been buying gold in huge size. Dwarfing the rest of the world's buying in Q3, Russia added a stunning 55 tonnes to its reserves, as The Telegraph reports, Putin is taking advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of Russia's central bank with bullion as it "prepares for the possibility of a long, drawn-out economic war with the West." Bottom line: Russia bought more gold in Q3 then all other countries combined.

Independent inquiry: New radar data indicates other jets on MH17 course before crash
Rt - New radar data indicating that military aircraft were in the air near Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 has been released by a Russian air safety consultancy.

Northern Europe beefs up air patrols to oppose ‘Russian invasion’
RT - Eight northern European nations have agreed to step up military training and data sharing to oppose an alleged "invasion" of airspace by Russia. Moscow increased its air patrols after NATO beefed up its European presence in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

Spain to hold symbolic Palestinian vote
Press TV - The Spanish parliament plans to hold a symbolic vote next week on a resolution to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, following similar measures in several other European countries.

Stuxnet patient zero: Kaspesky Lab identifies worm’s first victims in Iran
RT - Nearly four years after the notorious worm Stuxnet wreaked havoc on Iranian nuclear centrifuges, Kaspersky Lab has identified patient zero for the world’s “first cyber weapon.”

UN official urges more help in fight against Boko Haram
Press TV - The UN special representative for Central Africa has warned of the spread of the atrocities by Takfiri Boko Haram militants to beyond Nigeria, calling for increased international support for the fight against the group.

11,000 Brazilians killed by police in 5 years: Study
Press TV - A new study shows over 11,000 Brazilians were killed in police operations between 2009 and 2013, averaging six deaths each day. Brazilian police killed 11,197 people from 2009 to 2013, a Sao Paulo-based NGO, called Brazilian Forum on Public Safety, said on Tuesday, accusing police of making "abusive use of lethal force."

Russian Watchdog to Limit Canadian Pork Imports Over Feed Additives
Sputnik News - “During laboratory testing…a stable increase of instances over the last 10 months has revealed that a number of harmful and dangerous substances, including ractopamine, a pharmaceutical muscle growth stimulator prohibited in the Customs Union, was found,” a statement by the watchdog said. Ractopamine is banned in the European Union, mainland China and Russia.

Ebola news

Bleach, hand sanitizer could cause Ebola to be transmitted through skin
(NaturalNews) The Ebola narrative has now come full circle with scientists from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) hinting that it might be possible for the hemorrhagic disease to transfer directly through the skin. Thomas Ksiarek from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) says viral skin penetration has not been officially dismissed as a possible mode of transmission, and that liquids like bleach and hand sanitizer could increase this transmission risk.

Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 5,000: WHO
Sputnik News - “A total of 14 098 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 9 November. There have been 5160 reported deaths,” the report published on the organization’s website read.

Doctors Without Borders Announce Ebola Treatment Trials in West Africa
Sputnik News - According to the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, separate trials of experimental drugs against the Ebola virus disease will be led by three different research partners in West Africa.

Liberia Lifts Ebola State of Emergency: President
Sputnik News - Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, announced on Thursday the end of the state of emergency in the country imposed amid the Ebola virus outbreak in August.... The president stressed, however, that the measure does not mean the fight against the deadly virus is drawing to a close.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System
Economic Collapse - Thanks to leaks, we have learned that so many of the things that Obama has deeply wanted for years are in this treaty. If adopted, this treaty will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, healthcare, copyright and patent protection, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties and so much more. This treaty includes many of the rules that alarmed Internet activists so much when SOPA was being debated, it would essentially ban all "Buy American" laws, it would give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and it would force even more domestic manufacturing offshore.

Krauthammer: ‘Impeachable Offense’
Weekly Standard - Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News tonight that amnesty via executive order is an “impeachable offense.” "If the circumstances were different, if we were at the beginning of a presidency, if we hadn't had years when the Congress has been supine and unresponsive at other grabs of their authority by the executive--like Obama unilaterally changing Obamacare after it was passed about 30 times with no response from the Congress--the same as Obama essentially re-writing some of the drug laws.

Just six powerful corporations control almost all the information you see and hear
(NaturalNews) Thirty years ago, the diversity of the world's news media was broad. In 1983, some 50 companies owned "the media" in the U.S. and the world; obviously, with so many companies vying for listeners, viewers and readers, competition was intense -- not just for audience but for advertisers as well.

Sheriffs Rally In DC Against Amnesty For Illegals
Daily Paul - Once again the Sheriffs of America are taking a stand to save our country. Sheriffs from all across the nation are calling on their fellow Sheriffs to rally in Washington DC on December 10, 2014, to fight against Obama's plan to grant amnesty to 15 million illegals.

St. Louis Schools – Townships Warn Residents to STOCK UP ON WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE Before #MikeBrown Decision
Gateway Pundit - Local officials fear a violent response to the St. Louis County Court’s decision. Over three dozen businesses were vandalized and looted during the Ferguson rioting in August. The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced. *Make sure you have plenty of bottled water (a gallon per person per day), and non-perishable, easy-to-access food in case you cannot get to a local store for a few days.

Police Claim Minority Report-Style Pre-Crime Program Reduces Crime Rate
Mikael Thalen - Predictive policing software, which utilizes mathematical algorithms often used in earthquake prediction, examines several years’ worth of crime and sociological data in order to predict where a crime will likely occur down to a 500-square-foot area. According to Capt. Rick Armendariz, the software has brought crime down to a three-year low, despite less officers patrolling the streets due to budget cuts.

Economy & Business

A Fiat Currency Cannot Change Its Toilet Paper DNA - By Matthias Chang (14/11/14)
futurefastforward.com - Toilet paper money will always remain as toilet paper. The financial DNA of such a paper can not change. No amount of tinkering of the DNA can change the nature of the toilet paper money - Download the .pdf at the link above.

"Paper Gold" And Its Effect On The Gold Price
Zero Hedge - Gold dropped to new lows of $1,130 per ounce last week. This is surprising because it doesn’t square with the fundamentals. China and India continue to exert strong demand on gold, and interest in bullion coins remains high. In other words, it doesn’t add up.

‘Occupy made it possible’: JPMorgan whistleblower Fleischmann to Max Keiser
RT - Alayne Fleischmann, a former lawyer at JPMorgan Chase, whose testimony helped secure a $13 billion fine for the bank, says that most big-time fraudsters have got away scot-free, and claims that only continued public interest can ensure they are punished. n 2006, Fleischmann worked in a team that repackaged individual home loans as securities. She witnessed a host of violations, including never-to-be-repaid subprime loans being mis-sold as reliable investments, helping to heat the market that sparked the worldwide financial crisis in 2008.

Science & Technology

Feds gather phone data from the sky with aircraft-mimicking cell towers
Ars Technica - Sources tell WSJ that police are watching cell phones from the sky. On Thursday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal published a report saying that the US Marshals Service (USMS) was using small, fixed-wing Cessnas equipped with so-called “dirtboxes”—receivers that act like cellphone towers—to gather data from citizens' phones below. The purpose of such collection is to target and spy on criminal suspects, but the data from any citizen's phone is collected by such devices.

Amazon Looking For Ex-Military Personnel To Fly Drones
Steve Watson - While Amazon continues to test drones in the US, it seems that the company is moving further forward with its “Prime Air” delivery scheme in the UK. This is possibly due to the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration has not moved to ease restrictions on private drone operation in the US, despite Amazon seeking permission to fly drones back in July.

Survival/Preparedness

What If Your Life Depended On What You Could Carry in One Bag?
The Daily Sheeple - A lot has been written about the “perfect bug-out bag” and “how much your bug-out bag should weigh.” But until now, it was all just theory.

45 MORE Signs That You Might Be One of Those Crazy Preppers
Natural Blaze - A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.” Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable. We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and, sometimes it’s fun to have a good laugh about their misconceptions of what we actually do.

Health

Maintaining proper magnesium levels lower diabetes risk by 37%
(NaturalNews) Sufficient magnesium intake may help deter the onset of diabetes, particularly in those exhibiting precursor symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Stevia vs. Splenda - choosing the right sweetener
(NaturalNews) As the dangers associated with refined sugar consumption go mainstream, many people are looking for safe alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth. And two of the more popular sweetener alternatives on the market today, Stevia and Splenda, claim to provide a safe dose of sweet without the calories and sugar rush. So which one should health-conscious folks choose?

12 Natural Remedies For Eczema, Rashes and a Range of Persistent Skin Conditions
Prevent Disease -The standard treatment for the medical community for eczema is corticosteroid creams which only suppress symptoms without addressing underlying causes. Chemical creams such as topical immunomodulators are also associated with cancer risks. Here are some effective natural remedies which can tackle even severe cases of skin inflammation.

Popular Fireball Whisky recalled in three countries due to toxic antifreeze ingredient
(NaturalNews) That chemical is known as propylene glycol (PG) and, though "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the "clear, colorless, slightly syrupy liquid" is a synthetic additive that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) lists as a "toxic substance." European Union regulations prohibit the use of PG at levels that are considered acceptable in the U.S., and that are used in Fireball.

Seeds having amazing health benefits
Natural News Blogs - Seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, they are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants, and they are the richest plant with source of omega-3 fatty acids. Every seed has something different to provide to the body- from pomegranate, hemp to chia. But it is important to know which ones deliver health benefits before choosing to have one.

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)
Healthy Home Economist - The bad news is that the problem lies with the manner in which wheat is harvested by conventional wheat farmers.... Standard, recommended wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and easier to harvest than live ones

Pet News

ALERT: Reports of sick and dying pets linked to a Purina Pet Food!
Susan Thixton - I’ve heard from many readers concerned of the recent Internet reports of sick and dying pets linked to a Purina Pet Food. I turned to FDA asking if the agency has received complaints on the Purina foods. When an Examiner.com story was published highlighting several recent pet deaths linked to a Purina pet food, I started hearing from many readers. Everyone had similar concerns – is there going to be a recall? The amazing thing is – no one that wrote me provides their pet a Purina product. Everyone’s concern was for other pets – other pet owners. Everyone that contacted me was wanting to help – wanting to prevent pet illness and death.



Thursday - November 13, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1971 - The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.
1997 - Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors that were U.S. citizens.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.
2003 - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel after refusing to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.
2009 - Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to try professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in civilian court in New York City. (The Obama administration later backed off the plan.)
2009 - NASA announced that water had been discovered on the moon. The discovery came from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).

World News

Russia denies NATO accusations over troops in Ukraine
(Reuters) - Russia denied accusations by NATO on Wednesday that it has sent tanks and troops to eastern Ukraine in the past few days. NATO's top military commander Philip Breedlove said in Bulgaria the alliance had spotted military equipment arriving from Russia in regions of east Ukraine that are held by pro-Russian separatist rebels.

Where are the bodies, MH17 families ask
(Reuters) - Attempts to recover parts of the aircraft and human remains have repeatedly been called off due to fighting on the ground. Families also say the Dutch government is not giving them enough information. One law firm has said it is preparing to sue the government for negligence over its handling of the case.

Russia Announces Deployment of Bombers Over Gulf of Mexico
Kurt Nimmo - Russia will send long-ranger bombers on regular patrols over the Gulf of Mexico, according to military officials. Following moves by NATO in response to the crisis in Ukraine, Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defense for the Russian Federation and General of the Army, said “we have to maintain military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.”

Kiev not fully committed to ceasefire, amasses troops along E. Ukraine front line – Russia
RT - Kiev is not fully committed to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Russian deputy UN ambassador Aleksandr Pankin said during Wednesday's UN Security Council meeting. He added that the Ukrainian military is amassing forces along the front line.

Obama’s Syria strategy review focuses on ISIS, Assad govt – report
RT - Unhappy with the results of the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama has reportedly ordered a review of America’s strategy – one that could include the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

China Jails CIA’s Uighur Imams
Kurt Nimmo - China has imprisoned around two dozen Uighur Muslim leaders in the western region of Xinjiang for “illegal religious activities.”... Aljazeera reports China is concerned enemies of the state in Xinjiang may receive support from Islamists in nearby Pakistan and Afghanistan. Left out of the Aljazeera report is the fact Uighur Muslims were present at Osama bin Laden’s CIA-ISI and Saudi funded training camps in Afghanistan prior to 2001. According to journalist Eric Margolis, the CIA used third parties in the effort to train the Uighur.

America Watches In Stunned Disbelief As Afghanistan Jails Two Failed Bank Executives
Zero Hedge - The Kabul Bank's former chairman Sherkhan Farnood and former chief executive officer Khalillulah Ferozi were sentenced live on television, after a two-day appeal against earlier sentences of five years in prison. They have already served more than four years of the original sentence. A panel of five judges at the Kabul Appeals Court also fined Farnood more than $237 million.

Ebola News

Full-scale ‘Ebola’ pandemic drill to go live Nov. 13, FEMA, crisis actors, role players involved
intellihub.com - Obama Admin and media to hype ‘Ebola outbreak’ simultaneously as a full-scale FEMA pandemic exercise is carried out Nov. 13 in NYC, NJ — Crisis actors, role players to be used.

Ebola workers ask Congress for help
(AP) - A top U.S. official outlined plans Wednesday for clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with the disclosure of a new cluster of cases in Mali and reports that the death toll had surpassed 5,000.

Number of Ebola-affected orphans in Liberia triples; patients mysteriously 'disappearing'; epidemic out of control in 80% of country
(NaturalNews) The worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa is creating scores of orphan children, many of whom are likely infected as well, even as large numbers of carriers are "disappearing" from official tallies.

Ebola Finds New Hotspots Outside Liberian Capital
ABC News - A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia's capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he and his entire family were dead and buried in the forest nearby, along with an increasing number of residents. The community of Jenewonde has become a new hotspot for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. With cases on the decline in the capital, officials must now turn their attention to hard-to-reach places where the disease is flaring.

U.S. News, Politics &  Government

Contrary to News Headlines, Robin Williams Was on Antidepressant Drugs at the Time of His Death
cchrint.org - “The antidepressant found in Williams toxicology test, Mirtazapine (Remeron), has 10 drug regulatory agency warnings citing suicidal ideation.”

Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple
CBS News - Uninsured Americans who decide not to enroll will face a penalty of $325 per person, more than tripling the $95 penalty those who did not enroll had to pay the first time around. Children under the age of 18 will be fined $162.50. The maximum amount an uninsured family will be penalized is $975 under the flat-rate method.

TX Mom Upset Over School’s “Extreme and Excessive” Punishment for Missed Assignment
Activist Post - Ia student misses a homework assignment, what is the appropriate consequence? The punishment doled out to seventh graders at a middle school in Texas has brought attention to this issue – and much debate among parents and educators.

California governor bans commercial GM salmon production
(NaturalNews) Under the new law, no cultivation or spawning of "transgenic salmonids" will be permitted in any of California's fresh or Pacific waters. Even research into GM salmonids is prohibited, if it is intended for commercial purposes.... But the CFS has warned that the law still allows non-commercial GM fish research to take place in California. This makes the ban easy to bypass, they warned.

VIDEO: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week
Fox News - President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.

THIRD Gruber Video Reveals How Administration Sought to Hide Obamacare Tax
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite claiming that he spoke “off the cuff” when he said that a “lack of transparency” was key in fooling ‘stupid Americans’ to accept the passage of Obamacare, a third video has emerged of MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber in which he admits that the administration exploited Americans’ “lack of economic understanding” to hide the fact that ACA was a direct tax on the customer.

U.S. states’ pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency
(Reuters) – Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted this month to allow the use of marijuana, boosting the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

Court denies California challenge to end concealed weapons restrictions
RT - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that California cannot challenge a previous decision that overruled the state’s restrictions on concealed weapons and declared them unconstitutional.

Under Texas Bill, Cops To Collect Traffic Fines On the Spot Via Credit or Debit Card
Blacklisted News - H.B. No. 121, introduced on Monday by State Rep. Allen Fletcher, concerns “an alternative means of payment of certain criminal fines and court costs.”

DC Schools Strip Christmas From Calendar After Muslims Complain
Paul Joseph Watson - The Montgomery County school district in suburban Washington, DC has voted to strip Christmas from the school calendar after complaints by Muslims, who say the move doesn’t go far enough. In a 7-1 vote, Montgomery’s Board of Education removed references to Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah from next year’s school calendar, replacing them with ambiguous terms such as “winter break” and “student holidays.”

Harvard students take the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test and every single person FAILED
Daily Mail - Just 50 years ago, states in the South asked voters who couldn't provide proof of a fifth grade education to pass the test in order to be eligible to cast a ballot. The test was intended to disenfranchise African-Americans, who in order to pass had to correctly answer all 30 questions in 10 minutes. Despite their Ivy League pedigree, none of the students managed to pass the test and their reactions as they struggled to make sense of the obtuse questions was filmed.

Veteran News

Cuts in Military Mean Job Losses for Career Staff
NY Times - For the first time since the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, the Army is shrinking. Faced with declining budgets, the Army, the largest of the services, cut its force this year to 508,000 soldiers from 530,000, with plans to trim another 20,000 troops next year. If funding cuts mandated by Congress continue, the Army could have fewer than 450,000 soldiers by 2019 — the smallest force since World War II.

Energy & Environment

Proposed Water Rule Could Put ‘Property Rights of Every American Entirely at the Mercy’ of EPA
The Daily Signal - It seems incredible, but a single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency employees.” The missing word is “navigable.”

GMO trees proposed to "rescue" American chestnut from invasive fungus
Ars Technica - The relationship between the US public and genetically modified organisms is a bit ambiguous. Efforts to label GMO foods were defeated in California, while some Hawaiian islands have banned the planting of GMO crops. But for most Americans, these issues remain pretty abstract. That may change thanks to work taking place in upstate New York. There, scientists are planning the return of an American icon in a genetically modified form. And if all goes according to plan, ten thousand GMO chestnut trees could be ready to plant in as little as five years.

VIDEO: Boehner, Republicans Blast ‘Job-Crushing’ Emissions Deal With China
Roll Call - Republicans in Washington are already pushing back hard against the carbon-emissions deal that President Barack Obama and Chinese leaders announced in Beijing Wednesday. “Job-crushing,” said Speaker John A. Boehner. Mitch McConnell, the presumed next Senate majority leader, also weighed in against the deal, which calls for the U.S. to cut emissions by as much as 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. China agreed to begin reducing its own emissions by 2030.

Frackquake: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Throughout Kansas
Zero Hedge - While it is unclear if moments ago the Mississippian Lime Play under south Kansas was the first major shale quake to hit Kansas, or this was simply the first yet to be named shale company going Chapter 11, but moments ago the USGS reported that a 4.8 quake located 30 miles SSW of Wichita as well as a various other smaller quakes in north Oklahoma, shook the two states.

Science & Technology

DARPA wants to turn existing planes into drone motherships
Ars Technica - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) kicked off a program seeking ways to convert existing large aircraft into drone carriers that could launch waves of unmanned aircraft a safe distance from a target to carry out a mission and then recover them—all while in flight. DARPA issued a request for information (RFI) kicking off the program November 7.

Watch out: the US government wants to pass new spying laws behind your back
The Guardian - Now, as the post-election lame-duck session opens on Wednesday in Washington, the Senate might try to sneak through a “cybersecurity” bill that would, as the ACLU puts it, “create a massive loophole in our existing privacy laws”. The vague and ambiguous law would essentially allow companies like Google and Facebook to hand over even more of your personal information to the US government, all of which could ultimately end up in the hands of the NSA and the FBI.

Senator Reid Moves Forward With NSA Reform Bill
EFF - We're pleased to see Sen. Harry Reid move toward a final vote on the Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act, S. 2685.... The USA FREEDOM Act is a good first step towards successful surveillance reform. It will limit the NSA's program collecting Americans' calling records, introduce a special advocate into the secretive court overseeing the spying, and introduce much needed transparency requirements

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption
EFF - Recently, Verizon was caught tampering with its customer's web requests to inject a tracking super-cookie. Another network-tampering threat to user safety has come to light from other providers: email encryption downgrade attacks. In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic.

Survival/Preparedness

16 Tips for Coping Without Running Water
Natural Blaze - Every prepper worth their salt stores water and lots of it. Not only that, they store one, two, three or more ways to purify water. That is all well and good because you never know when a disaster or other disruptive event may occur and those water resources will be called upon for drinking, cleaning, hygiene, and sanitation purposes.

Health

Mercury, root canals, cavitations - Is your mouth killing you?
(NaturalNews) Few people are aware that auto-immune disease, chronic illnesses, and acute illnesses may be related to mercury poisoning from dental fillings or unresolved infection involving a root canal or extraction. In our society, conventional medicine and conventional dentistry both separate the mouth from the rest of the body, not realizing the synergistic relationship between each tooth and vital organs or the mouth's ability to create systemic illness. Systemic illness is also often a sign of undiagnosed oral disease.

Three natural remedies for removing skin tags
(NaturalNews) Skin tags are small growths of skin that appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the face, neck, underarms, chest or groin. These small skin growths are benign tumors. They look like excess skin, but they are complete with nerve cells, fat cells, and a core of fibers and ducts. Skin tags can be bothersome and make one self-conscious. Luckily, they can be removed using natural home remedies.

Flame retardant exposure during pregnancy lowers IQ in children
(NaturalNews) Children exposed to flame retardant chemicals in the womb are more likely to suffer from hyperactivity and to have a low IQ at the age of five, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Become Informed About Vaccination Through An Extensive Vaccine Research Library
Dr. Sherry Tenpenny - Making vaccination decisions is an important personal responsibility that should not be left to any medical or scientific authority. Parents and consumers must educate themselves about infectious diseases, vaccines and their potential outcomes to the extent that they feel absolutely confident and well prepared for taking full responsibility for the consequences of their decisions.

Top 6 Alkaline Foods To Eat Daily For Vibrant Health
Natural Blaze - Again, the ultimate goal is balance. Although it is important to maintain this slightly alkaline state, eating too many or primarily alkaline foods only can have its own set of complications; although the risk of this happening is a lot less likely than the risk of the body becoming too acidic. Here are the top 6 alkaline foods to incorporate into your diet daily.

3 Things You Should Know About the ''Stupid Virus''
Natural Blaze - Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska stumbled on to chlorovirus ATCV-1, a DNA virus which comes from algae, while doing an unrelated test on throat microbes. Forty-three percent of patients tested had it in their throats. Among other things it is found to lead to cognitive problems.

Pet News

INFOGRAPHIC: Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog
Dogington Post - Thanksgiving is a time of love and laughter, of family and friends, of being thankful, and of course, for stuffing ourselves silly with a smorgasbord of Turkey Day treats! That said, if your family and friends includes the four-legged variety, make sure the only foods they eat this Thanksgiving are healthy and safe.



Wednesday - November 12, 2014 - Today in History:

1915 - Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1918 - Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent republics.
1921 - Representatives of nine nations gathered for the start of the Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments.
1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1944 - During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off the coast of Norway.
1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1948 - The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.
1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
1975 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired because of failing health, ending a record 36½-year term.
1979 - President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4.
1980 - The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth.
1985 - In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a spy ring run by his brother, John A. Walker Jr.
1991 - In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director.
1995 - The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
1997 - The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq for constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors.
1997 - Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
2001 - American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after take off from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300 crashed into the Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260 people aboard were killed.
2001 - It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken the Kabul, Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Northern Alliance at this point was reported to have control over most of the northern areas of Afghanistan.

World News

Ukraine, Syria civilians attacked with incendiary weapons – HRW
RT - Incendiary weapons, including white phosphorus, have been used in the recent conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says, citing own evidence. In its condemnatory report, the watchdog has urged for tougher laws on the munitions. The watchdog has analyzed the evidence of attacks that involved “exceptionally cruel” incendiary weapons and occurred in 2014 during the ongoing civil war in Syria, as well as in the military operation that broke out in eastern Ukraine.

Pax Pacificana? US, China agree to avoid military conflict
RT - The US president has announced Washington’s and Beijing’s agreement to avoid military confrontation by reducing Air Force- and Navy-related incidents. Barack Obama secured the deal after long talks with his China’s Xi Jinping at the APEC summit

India mass sterilization: women were ‘forced’ into camps, say relatives
The Guardian - Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilization campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to attend the camp. More than 80 women underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies at a free government-run camp in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. About 60 fell ill shortly afterwards, officials said. At least 14 were in a very serious condition by Wednesday and the death toll was expected to rise.

Russia to launch alternative to SWIFT bank transaction system in spring 2015
RT - Russia intends to have its own international inter-bank system up and running by May 2015. The Central of Russia says it needs to speed up preparations for its version of SWIFT in case of possible ”challenges” from the West.

Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques
Daily Mail - While ISIS has yet to confirm the introduction of its currency, social media is awash with claims that leading religious figures announced the plans during recent prayers in Mosul and Nineveh province. It is believed the terror outfit wants to use the independent currency in areas it controls as part of its war on the West. The currency, which could be introduced within the next few weeks, will involve changing from regular dinars and Lira to golden dinars and silver dirhams.

1mn elderly Brits malnourished as third of councils cut ‘meals on wheels’ service
RT - A third of all UK councils have scrapped ‘meals on wheels’ services to their elderly and vulnerable residents due government to spending cuts, putting senior citizens at risk of malnutrition and social isolation, research showed.

China's Latest Ghost Town: A $50 Billion Fake Replica Of Manhattan
Zero Hedge - "They are building stuff that nobody really wants or needs... and there will be a day of reckoning" sums up yet another mega ghost city project under development in China. As NBC News reports, China's $50-billion knock-off of the Big Apple - near the port city of Tianjin, some 120 miles from Beijing - complete with its own Rockefeller Center and Twin Towers has been billed as the world's largest financial center in the making. But this Manhattan still has a long way to go...

Ebola news

Ebola has now spread to every district in Sierra Leone
(NaturalNews) No district has gone untouched in Sierra Leone, where Ebola has now been detected in every single area of the country. The last district where Ebola had yet to emerge, Koinadugu in the north, now has two known cases of the illness, despite aggressive efforts to keep it from entering the territory.

Did the U.S. Just Secretly Fly in an African Ebola Patient?
The Daily Sheeple - You won’t likely find this story on Fox News or CNN, but it could be a critical warning of what is coming. There are overwhelming suspicions that an African Ebola patient landed at 11:59 PM Sunday Night near Atlanta. This might signal the start of things to come with Barack Hussein Obama making Ebola patients one of our chief imports.

Spanish Nurse Cured of Ebola Files $373k Suit to Avenge Dog, Clear Her Name
Breitbart - Teresa Romero, the Spanish auxiliary nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa, is suing the Health Council of Madrid for 300,000 Euros, as well as filing other lawsuits to demand damages for a number of infractions, from "damage to her name" to the killing of her dog, Excalibur, due to public safety concerns.

Lara Logan shoots story on Ebola in Liberia, forgets to interview Africans, gets 'self-quarantined' in luxury hotel
RT - CBS News reporter Lara Logan made waves after going to Liberia to film a story on the Ebola epidemic but not interviewing a single Liberian, who were ignored for American experts. Despite not contacting any Ebola patients, Logan and her crew "self-quarantined" themselves in a luxury hotel in South Africa. Neither the reporter nor the four other quarantined CBS employees have shown any symptoms of Ebola, the deadly virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

Over 18,000 California Nurses Plan to Strike over Ebola
Breitbart - Starting November 11, some 18,000 nurses from Northern California will embark on a two-day strike over equipment and what they claim are improper training standards for handling Ebola. The walkout would affect 21 hospitals and 66 clinics owned by Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland, said Charles Idelson, a spokesman for National Nurses United, according to Bloomberg News.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Over 20k Soldiers Wounded in Afghan War Theater, 90% Under Obama
Breitbart - The number of troops wounded in action has increased more than seven fold in the nearly six years that Obama has been president -- from 2,701 when he took office in 2009 to 20,040 now.

Top Hacker: Chicago Nuke Attack Planned For 2015
Paul Joseph Watson - Guccifer – the Romanian hacker who accessed private email accounts of numerous top government & military officials as well as the Bush & Rockefeller family – is quoted in the New York Times as predicting a nuclear attack on Chicago sometime in 2015.

Obama’s AG nominee has seized $904 million in private property through “civil asset forfeiture”
Poor Richard's News - Obama is trying to rush the confirmation of his new Attorney General through the Senate before the newly elected Republican majority takes over. But there are plenty of reasons why Senators on both sides of the aisle should have great pause before approving Loretta Lynch.

The Death Panels Are Coming
Breitbart - With Obamacare open enrollment about to begin anew, rumors of trouble in Healthcare Paradise run rampant. Enrollment has dropped to 30% below Congressional Budget Office estimates; fully 1 million of the 8.1 million people who originally signed up for Obamacare dropped out.

Ferguson Residents Arm Themselves ahead of grand jury decision
Kurt Nimmo - A local gun merchant told CNN customers bought 100 guns over the weekend. In nearby Bridgeton, the manager of a shooting range said gun sales are up 40 to 50% as of last week. Most of the weapons are home defense shotguns. Many residents are also receiving firearms training. Customers told the manager they have bought guns and are receiving training in anticipation of violence following a ruling on the Brown shooting.

Missouri national guard on standby for Michael Brown grand jury decision
The Guardian - The Missouri national guard will be on standby to deal with any protests after a grand jury announces its decision on whether to charge the police officer who shot dead an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, the state governor announced on Tuesday.

Civil Forfeiture Seminar Gurus Teach Cops to Dream Big
Activist Post - Released footage of a New Mexico attorney at a "Vehicle Forfeiture Conference" - yes, that was the actual seminar title - is quickly gaining ire. In it, the Las Cruces city attorney, Harry S. Connelly Jr., encourages the police practice of seizure like he's a multi-level marketing guru motivating his underlings to look at everyone as a potential dollar sign. Really, the analogy fits - a report from the Institute of Justice documents that prosecutors (and the State) get a part of the cut.

Event: Feed the Homeless - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dec 17th
Daily Paul - So the Libertarian party of Florida is organizing a 'feed the homeless' day in light of the recent arrests for the "crime" of charity. If you're in or near Ft. Lauderdale come join us. If you're not, share this far and wide!

Election News

Victory of female African American Republican congresswoman shatters media's false racism narrative
(NaturalNews) Her name is Mia Love, and she is Utah's newest congressional member. She is African American. She is a Republican. She is the political opposite of every narrative the mainstream media and its left-wing cheerleaders and sycophants have employed since before the first African American president took his oath of office.

Economy & Business

JP Morgan Chase cost US taxpayers millions, had them pay for settlement - Matt Taibbi
RT - “Ordinary people lost enormous amounts of money” when JP Morgan Chase sold millions in faulty loans – and taxpayers still paid a big chunk of its billion-dollar settlement with the government, investigative journalist Matt Taibbi told RT.

24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming Mad About Our Unfair Economy
Economic Collapse - Nearly half of all Millennials are spending at least half of their paychecks to pay off debt, more than 30 percent of them are living with their parents because they can't find decent jobs, and this year the homeownership rate for Millennials sunk to a brand new all-time low. When you break U.S. adults down by age, our long-term economic decline has hit the Millennials the hardest by far.

Veteran News

School Cancels Veteran’s Day Ceremony… Because of 21-Gun Salute
Mac Slavo - or more than 80 years, a local Wisconsin school district had hosted a Veterans Day program to honor former soldiers, featuring a traditional 21-gun salute. But after reports earlier this year of parents and students feeling “uneasy” about the firing of guns on school grounds — even with blank rounds, as is customary in the 21-gun salute — the Eau Claire School District canceled the program.

Energy & Environment

The coming climate onslaught
Politico - The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century — a reality check for Republicans who think last week’s election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White House’s “War on Coal.”

Climate Activists Claim Deep Freeze Due to “Global Warming”
Kit Daniels - An op/ed published yesterday, for example, suggested the freezing temperatures throughout the U.S. are an “indirect result of the world getting warmer.” “Global warming could be making parts of the world colder,” the author claimed, even though the phrase “global warming” refers to the entire world getting warmer, not just specific parts of it. The author even attributed the record-level ice in Antarctica to “global warming.” “Warmer temperatures are not only causing more snowfall in Antarctica, scientists believe, but could also be producing more sea ice,” he stated.

Science & Technology

Hold on, Mr. President! FCC rebukes Obama over net neutrality plea
RT - After United States President Barack Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission to preserve net neutrality this week, the chairman of the FCC politely but firmly rebuked the White House’s wishes.

Survival/Preparedness

15 Doomsday Fiction Books That May Soon Become Reality
The Daily Sheeple - Sometimes, fiction can inspire us in a way that a dry, how-to or non-fiction book cannot. Many preppers remember the book that woke them up and made them say, “Wow – that could really happen. I need to change the way I’m doing things and get prepared.” Reading post-apocalyptic fiction can help us to “war game” and figure out “what would I do if….”

Health

Raids on Marijuana Gardens Cut Off Treatment for Children with Epilepsy
The Daily Chronic 10/23/14 - As promising results from clinical trials are announced in the use of cannabis (medical marijuana) to treat intractable epilepsy, those lawfully cultivating the plant in California are being raided by local law enforcement. Two gardens destroyed by police in the past two months in Mendocino County and Modesto contained a rare strain of medical marijuana rich in cannabidiol (CBD) used by children, many of whom do not respond to other drug treatments.

Boston elementary school abandoned as 150 are sickened by possible norovirus
(NaturalNews) One hundred forty children and 10 staff members at Boston's Condon Elementary School are among the latest to be impacted by a possible norovirus outbreak.

What to do if you catch a cold or the flu - with homemade tonic recipe
(NaturalNews) At the very first sign, that very first cough with a tickle in the throat, or whatever it is that alerts you to an impending viral attack, you can help your body's defenses. Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar Gargle now. Use organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and gargle every fifteen minutes for the next two hours. After that, gargle whenever you think of it.

Commercial airplanes are rarely cleaned; food trays contaminated with fecal matter; airborne germs abound
(NaturalNews) It probably isn't much of a secret that commercial airplanes are teeming with germs. But a new report by the Daily Mail Online suggests that airplane cabins are likely far filthier than most people realize, as planes are rarely deep-cleaned, and their tray tables are often brimming with germs, including fecal matter from dirty diapers.

5 Factors That Make Your Waistline Grow, No Matter How Much You Eat or Exercise
Dr. Mercola - Most people are totally unaware of these 5 hidden reasons behind today's expanding waistlines. So before you scold yourself for eating too many calories or skipping a workout, take a closer look at these five little-known factors that are scientifically proven to fuel weight gain.

Brain fog - What causes it and how to increase your cognitive performance
(NaturalNews) Brain fog can be caused by any dysfunction of the body that inhibits the brain from receiving proper nutrition. It can be associated with chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, poor diet, heavy metal toxicity, fluoride accumulation, vitamin deficiencies, other toxic accumulation, and more.

YouTube: Amazing: Hemp oil cured man's stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Wallace Rose was cured of his terminal cancer using only hemp oil. Hemp oil is an extract from the marijuana or hemp plant. It is dissolved in an alcohol or naptha solvent and boiled off, and what is left behind is hemp oil.

Doctors use HIV to cure Utah man's leukemia
RT - A Utah man’s leukemia is in remission, thanks to an experimental therapy. Doctors injected him with HIV-infused white blood cells, which were programmed to recognize, target and kill the cancer.

FDA Tests less than 1% of Food Products for Pesticide Residue
AllGov - Consumers count on the FDA to keep food safe, but the agency tests very little of the produce sold in the U.S. for pesticides The FDA tests only one-tenth of 1% of the food imported for use on U.S. dinner tables, and that’s actually far more testing than happens to domestic food. This is startling considering that “from 1970 to 2007, hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticides were applied annually to U.S. food crops to protect them from pests,” the GAO wrote.

Latest FDA Moves Could Stop Further Research on Supplements
Alliance for Natural Health - The FDA has a history of preventing scientific information about food and supplements from being disseminated. Now, if the agency gets its way, the FDA will be able to keep scientific research from being performed in the first place. In fact, our confidential sources tell us that studies on nutrients and dietary supplements are already coming to an abrupt halt. And it’s all because of the FDA’s guidance on INDs, or Investigational New Drug applications.

Pet News

The Hidden Message Behind Your Pet's Tear Stains
Dr. Becker - What causes tear staining and what could it be telling you about your pet's health? Check out the 14 medical causes of tear staining and find out how to treat them safely. Plus: buyer beware, the manufacturers



Tuesday - November 11, 2014 - Today in History:



1831 - Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged in Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising.
1887 - Labor Activists were hanged in Illinois after being convicted of being connected to a bombing that killed eight police officers.
1889 - Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
1918 - World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's Day in the United States.
1918 - Poland was reestablished shortly after the surrender of Germany.
1921 - The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
1942 - During World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.
1972 - The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the South Vietnamese army. The event symbolized the end of direct involvement in the Vietnam War by the U.S. military.
1975 - Civil war broke out when Angola gained independence from Portugal.
1984 - The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. died in Atlanta at age 84.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
1990 - Stormie Jones, the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.
1991 - The U.S. stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 16 years to help the nation arrange democratic elections.
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others were still living in his country voluntarily.
1993 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served in the Vietnam War.
1996 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled "The Wall That Heals." The work was a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would tour communities throughout the United States.
2000 - Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's presidential election.
2002 - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India.
2004 - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in Paris at age 75.

World News

Putin, Obama in ‘brief meetings’ at APEC summit
RT - Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are continuing their personal interaction at the APEC summit in Beijing, the Kremlin has confirmed. With relations between Moscow and Washington strained, the two have chosen to communicate out of public view

New Russian Military Doctrine Identifies NATO/US As "Threats"; Gorbachev Warns Of "New Cold War"
Zero Hedge - Following a spike in NATO-Russia "close calls," and previous rumors, The FT reports that NATO and The U.S. are to be openly identified as threats/adversaries in a new Russian military doctrine to be published next month. Furthermore, The FT reports that the Russian government believes it must tie its security interests to China since the Euro-Atlantic framework is too broken.

SIS Fires American-Made Missiles At Syrian Army
Brandon Turbeville - The fact that the United States and NATO are arming the death squads fighting the secular government of Bashar al-Assad is, by now, accepted news in both the alternative and mainstream media circles. However, due to the U.S. State Department’s and its media mouthpieces’ incessant claims that there is such a thing as “moderate” rebels vs. extremist rebels in Syria, it is not considered “credible” or mainstream to suggest that the United States is, in fact, arming extremists.

Tony Blair 'signed secret contract with Saudi oil company worth £41,000 a month'
Telegraph - Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil company worth £41,000 a month and two per cent commission on any lucrative deals he helped secure, it has been claimed...Mr Blair, who holds the diplomatic role of Middle East Peace Envoy, has faced repeated criticism in the past over his high earnings since leaving Downing Street.

Iran’s version of captured US drone makes maiden flight
Press TV - Iran has put into operation a final version of the sophisticated US RQ-170 drone, which was captured in 2011 and later reverse-engineered by Iranian experts, says a senior Iranian commander. The domestically produced version of the US RQ-170 unmanned stealth aircraft has made a successful inaugural flight, said Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh on Monday.

China hoarding gold to challenge U.S. dollar?
USAToday - Some market participants also believe China is building up its gold reserves to challenge the U.S. dollar, which is currently the world's reserve currency. A few years ago, China's official news agency, Xinhua, said, "International supervision over the issue of U.S. dollars should be introduced and a new, stable and secured global reserve currency may also be an option to avert a catastrophe caused by any single country."

Ukraine Central Bank Bans Bitcoin "To Protect Citizens" From Financing Terrorism
Zero Hedge - The Hryvnia has collapsed to new record lows near 15/USD this morning. The Central Bank and bankers "agreed to keep UAH at 15-16/USD" but are "not planning on new FX market restrictions." However, there is one terrifying 'currency' that needs to be curtailed... Bitcoin. As The National Bank of Ukraine explains, "In order to protect consumers' rights," the virtual currency Bitcoin cannot be used in Ukraine as a means of payment.

Ebola News

Has Ebola already mutated to evade detection?
(NaturalNews) Ebola news coverage has all but dried up in the mainstream media, and so has the stock of available viral samples for disease testing, say scientists. It is highly likely that Ebola has already mutated so much that it is no longer detectable using standard assessments, but without these samples there is no way to know for sure, they say.

Are There Malicious Ebola Secrets the US Government Wants to Hide from You?
Dr. Mercola - This localized outbreak has been turned into a global public emergency, and believe it or not, there's reason to suspect American and International authorities actually want this highly contagious disease to become as widespread as HIV/AIDS.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Help Fund 90 Year Old Arnold the Chef feeding the Homeless !! Ft Lauderdale, Fl.
HIS ONLY CRIME? FEEDING THE HOMELESS....Please help!!!

Students dress in fake blood, practice dying in mandatory live-action school shooting drills
policestateusa.com - TROY, MO — A new Missouri state law requires that all school districts must participate in mandatory live-action school shooting drills, which may include realistic gunfire, student covered in fake blood, and bodies strewn throughout the hallways.

Google signs 60-year, $1 billion NASA lease
(AP) - Google has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics. he giant Internet company will pay $1.16 billion in rent over 60 years for the property, which also includes a working air field, golf course and other buildings. The 1,000-acre site is part of the former Moffett Field Naval Air Station on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Requesting immediate Support for Hopi Partition Land ( HPL) residents whose livestock are being impounded by Hopi Rangers and Federal Agents
BMIS - Below is the letter that the community members impacted by impoundments delivered today at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in Window Rock: Requesting immediate Support for so-called “Hopi Partition Land ( HPL)” residents whose livestock are being impounded by Hopi Rangers and Federal Agents. The Hopi rangers and Federal agents used military tactic operation to conduct livestock impoundment.

Obama’s Mental Health Screening in Schools Will ‘Disarm’ Gun Rights: “Databases to Follow Academic Career and Beyond”
Mac Slavo - Under the auspices of helping struggling school children to grapple with complex emotions and mental health issues, students will be screened not for their own benefit, but to further the aims of total gun control. The Obama executive orders written in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting introduced a number of policy-laws designed to mandate mental health programs and screening, and include ‘gun talk’ as part of the deal.

Top Cop: Militarized Vehicles Needed to Deal With “Anti-Government” Groups
Paul Joseph Watson - In an article for popular law enforcement website PoliceOne.com, Officer Steve Rabinovich writes that the controversial use of militarized vehicles in domestic law enforcement situations is necessary to deal with the threat posed by “anti-government groups.” Rabinovich boasts an impressive list of credentials, with his assignments including Emergency Response Team, Crisis Intervention, ERU, Mounted and dignitary details. Rabinovich also teaches other police and emergency medical responders at his state’s technical college system.

Obamacrash: Officials work on health site contingency plans as enrollment nears
Patriot Rising - Despite such efforts, the confidential documents written in recent weeks hint at elaborate backup planning that undercuts the administration’s predictions that an improved HealthCare.gov will be able to handle everyone who wants to sign up.

VIDEO: ObamaCare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admits Deceiving Americans to Pass Law
Fox Nation - “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

DHS Buying Nearly 100,000 Pairs of Underwear, Including Sports Bras, For Illegals
Kit Daniels - The Department of Homeland Security, which has been stripping Border Patrol agents of their rifles without replacement, is buying nearly 100,000 pairs of underwear, including sport bras, for illegals…. The sizes requested range from extra tiny to super large and the overall order is massive enough to accommodate nearly the entire population of Boulder, Colorado.

Obama vows to use executive action on immigration before new GOP Congress is sworn in
Washington Times - President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress. The president said he would not wait any longer to address the country’s immigration problems and would grant legal status to most of the estimated 11 million undocumented residents living in the U.S.

Hero Cops Assault and Arrest Two Marines Who Were Giving First Aid to an Unconscious Man
thefreethoughtproject.com - Two active duty U.S. Marines have been charged with felony assault and battery charges stemming from an altercation with San Diego police officers and face the possibility of being dishonorably discharged from the service if convicted, as well as up to three years in prison.

Economy & Business

Chase.com online banking under extreme cyber attack for over 72 hours; website still down for most customers
(NaturalNews) Chase.comonline banking has been taken offline by a sustained cyber attack since last Friday, with its online banking website either completely unavailable or loading with extremely long wait times. UPDATE: Shortly after this story went live, Chase.com began responding in a timely manner. We will continue to monitor the Chase.com website to see if it stays up.

The System Is Terminally Broken
Zero Hedge - Time is starting to run out for ability of the U.S. to keep kicking the can of collapse down the road. I really believe that the full-on intensity of the recent intervention in the precious metals market is the most obvious signal of time expiring... We’ve come full circle, only with China in the Midas throne this time around. Eventually the world is going to revert back to a gold-backed currency system.

IRS head warns of 'miserable' 2015 tax-filing season
RT - The Internal Revenue Service is gearing up to be hated even more than usual due to a “miserable” tax filing season, the agency’s commissioner warned. That’s because of a lack of funding from Congress combined with increased responsibilities.

More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report
PaulCraigRoberts.org - In last Friday’s report the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that the unemployment rate has declined to 5.8% and that 214,000 new jobs were created in October. Once again let me explain these lies to you.

“Uncoinventional” Family of Four Begins Bitcoin Only Holiday Road Trip
uncoinventional.com - A family of four will embark on a three week bitcoin-only road trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. Expenses such as food, gasoline and lodging will all be paid for with the crypo-currency as they journey from Texas to California, Nevada, Colorado, and Missouri. The goal of the Uncoinventional West Coast Tour is to “Inspire and empower the Bitcoin community to spend bitcoin on food, gasoline and lodging” says Catherine Bleish, Bitcoin author and creator of TheBitMom.com.

Veteran News

Iraq War veteran & critic Tomas Young dies at 34
RT - Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran and outspoken critic of the conflict he was severely injured in, died on Monday at the age of 34 - a day before Veteran’s Day. There is no word about the cause of death.

2 IL Veterans Force 102 Corrupt Officials to Resign, Place Entire Local Board Under Citizen’s Arrest
Ben Swann - Illinois residents John Kraft and Kirk Allen, who run an anti-corruption non-profit called the Edgar County Watchdogs, have waged a campaign against crooked public officials over the past two years, forcing resignations from 102 bureaucrats and politicians and at one point placing an entire park district board under citizen's arrest.

Science & Technology

Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google learns to stand on one leg - and recreates scene from cult film
Daily Mail - The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb. The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created. However, it's not just karate - Ian has another trick up his sleeve - software written by the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Interaction which allows him to drive a car.

Obama Calls For Regulation To Keep "Internet Open"
Zero Hedge - "An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life," begins the President as he explains why the FCC should regulate the internet for Americans' own good... "The Internet has been one of the greatest gifts our economy — and our society — has ever known," and that's why Obama feels the need to regulate it to "protect an open, accessible, and free Internet."

FCC Plans Stealth Internet Tax Increase
Forbes - The relationship between the Internet and government has become a useful barometer of personal and economic freedom. Oppressive governments use the Internet to oppress political enemies, censor ideas, and spy on citizens. The United Nations and other international organizations see the Internet as an untapped opportunity for tax revenues and regulations to support political favorites.

Health

Immunologist Admits Babies Only Vaccinated to ‘Train Parents’
Paul Joseph Watson - A PhD immunologist and vaccine proponent admitted during a conference involving health professionals that babies are only given shots up to age one in order to ‘train the parents’ to get their children into the medical system and that the vaccines are completely worthless. The immunologist, who declined to be identified after she made the comments, responded to a question about the rationale of giving infants vaccines in the first year of their life when they have no positive effect.

10 brands of baby wipes recalled due to pneumonia-causing bacteria contamination
(NaturalNews) Ten brands of baby wipes produced by the Pennsylvania-based Nutek Disposables, Inc., were recalled on October 25, 2014, following complaints of foul odor and discoloration. Upon further testing, the baby wipe and adult washcloth manufacturer discovered that some of their products contained Burkholderia cepacia, a species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria frequently found in soil and water, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fluoride Intake Increasing Bone Fractures
Dr. Mercola - Fluoride has been used experimentally to treat osteoporosis, although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved it for this purpose. The fact is that fluoride does increase bone mineral density. But this “benefit” is misleading because as it increases density, it simultaneously makes them more brittle and prone to fracture.

Boost your brain power with these 3 superfoods
(NaturalNews) One of the first things people notice when feeling tired or sleep deprived is a lack of mental clarity. Focus becomes hampered, brain fog sets in, and it's a fight to get anything done that requires any cognitive capacity.

Synthetic female hormones causing mass feminization of men, warns scientist
(NaturalNews) Estrogen-mimicking chemicals in plastics, industrial products and soy-based foods may be "feminizing" men and driving increases in male obesity rates, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ has infected 300k Americans with deadly disease
RT - The United States is being infected by Chagas, a deadly disease spread by the feces of a parasite nicknamed the “kissing bug.” It bites sleeping victims, ingests the blood and defecates on them; patients then unknowingly rub the feces into open membranes.

Eat These Foods To Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
Green Med Info - These foods can make the difference in who becomes a victim to ovarian cancer, the most lethal gynecological cancer known.

Fatty Acid DHA Found to Decrease 90% of Brain Cell Death & Inflammation
Natural Society - While studying alcohol’s effect on the brain, researchers observed 90% less inflammation and death in brain cells exposeResearchers at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) have found a surprising health benefit by studying alcohol abuse. In the process, they have stumbled upon a natural solution for preventing brain inflammation and cell death – unwanted processes that cause dementia and other neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The solution? A fatty acid known as DHA.

Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods:' Study
(Yahoo/AP) - Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.
 



Monday - November 10, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the US Marine Corps.
1917 - 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.
1919 - The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.
1954 - The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA.
1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
1976 - The Utah Supreme Court gave approval for Gary Gilmore to be executed, according to his wishes. The convicted murderer was put to death the following January.
1982 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.
1984 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
1994 - Iraq recognized Kuwait's borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.
1997 - WorldCom Inc. acquired MCI Communication Corporation. It was the largest merger in U.S. history valued at $37 billion.
1997 - A judge in Cambridge, MA, reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to time served. She had served 279 days in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.
1998 - At the White House, "The Virtual Wall" website TheVirtualWall.org was unveiled. The site allows visitors to experience The Wall through the Internet.
2009 - John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that killed 10 in the Washington, D.C. region, was executed.

World News

Egyptian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIS
RT - Egypt’s extremist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, responsible for multiple terror attacks, has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State in an audio clip, further expanding the Al-Qaeda offshoot’s influence in the region. The audio file was posted on the official Twitter account and on the website of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) on Sunday and is now circulating across the social media, including on YouTube.

Bejing, Seoul Pledge Joint Effort to Denuclearize North Korea: South Korean Official
RIA Novosti - Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agreed Monday to combine efforts to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, South Korean senior presidential foreign affairs secretary Ju Chul-ki said.

Catalonians Still Vote in Spain for Independence
Martin Armstrong - - Brussels is going to have to send in tanks and wage war against the people of Europe to keep their bureaucratic jobs. Queues at the referendum on the independence of Catalonia from Spain have demonstrated that you can rule against the people to try to silence them, but that authoritarian rule of Brussels is starting to fail.

German Foreign Ministry plays down intel report claiming Ukraine militia downed MH17
RT - The German Foreign Ministry maintains the media interpretation of an October statement by the president of national intelligence agency alleging self-defense militia downed MH17 flight in Ukraine was incomplete and taken out of context.

Putin, Xi Jinping sign mega gas deal on second gas supply route
RT - President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China. The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.

Hungary under ‘great pressure’ from US over its energy deals with Russia
RT - Washington is exerting heavy pressure on Hungary over the country’s decision to give a green light for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline and expedite the construction by allowing companies without licenses to participate in the project.

China, South Korea Very Close to Signing Free Trade Agreement: Reports
RIA Novosti - China and South Korea might sign a free trade agreement during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit that is currently taking place in Beijing, Yonhap News reported Monday.

Five nuclear engineers assassinated in Syria
Press TV - Reports say five "nuclear engineers" have been assassinated by unknown assailants near a research center in the north part of the Syrian capital... It says all of them were shot dead when their bus was ambushed on the way to the research center... In a similar incident in July last year, six people working at the same center were killed in a mortar attack carried out by anti-government militants.

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank ‘for military purposes’ – report
RT - Israel has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an news agency reports.

25 yrs after the Berlin Wall: Who really won the Cold War?
RT - It’s been 25 years since East Berlin party boss Günter Schabowski announced that the gates of the Berlin Wall were open to all. Named the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart back in 1961, the wall saw Germans dancing atop it in 1989.
* Related: Tens of thousands gather in Berlin to mark fall of the Wall

UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24
New American - On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.”

Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans (Video)
(NaturalNews) A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. "We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen," Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. "They were all laced with HCG." HCG is a chemical developed by the World Health Organization for sterilization purposes.

Ebola news

Dallas hospital nurses threatened with being fired if they talked to the press about the horrifying lapses in Ebola containment
(NaturalNews) A nurse's union is claiming that healthcare workers who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first Ebola patient on U.S. soil, were told by hospital administrators to keep quiet about treatment conditions at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital or they would be fired.

Why is FEMA conducting a massive pandemic training exercise if there's no risk from Ebola?
(NaturalNews) As the Ebola outbreak rages on, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is entering the second year of a massive pandemic training exercise that has been taking place in New York City and northern New Jersey since last summer.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Who Leaked the Obama-Khamenei Letter? How did the Israelis know?
AntiWar.com - For an administration that has put so much emphasis on hunting down "leakers," it’s pretty amazing how leaky Washington gets when it comes to matters of concern to the Israelis. Take the recent Wall Street Journal story on President’s Obama’s alleged letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. How did the Journal get their hands on it?

Shutting Guantanamo by 2016 ‘unrealistic hope’ – prison chief
RT - The commander of Guantanamo Bay military prison has said there is little chance the facility will be closed while he remains in his post – which is until mid-2016.

U.S. law enforcement officials say Americans should have no privacy because without it criminal investigations are more difficult
(NaturalNews) As reported recently by Bloomberg News, federal law enforcement officials are pushing Google and Apple to allow them to have access to smartphone data that the companies, out of concern for their customers, have decided to shield. Federal officials are now considering whether to appeal to company execs or to push Congress to enact legislation that would open smartphone data.

Obama Doubles US Troop Strength in Iraq
Global Research - The Pentagon announced Friday that President Obama has approved sending another 1,500 troops to Iraq, effectively doubling the size of the US deployment there. The move is part of a rapid escalation of the war in Iraq and Syria, and comes only days after the US midterm elections. While the Obama administration maintains the pretense that this sizeable troop increase does not mean a return to combat, the distinction has become all but meaningless.

GOP gains slam door on federal gun control push
The Hill - More than 90-percent of National Rifle Association-backed congressional candidates prevailed on Tuesday, bolstering the ranks of gun rights advocates in both chambers. The gun lobby also has a powerful ally in incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is highly unlikely to bring to the floor any bills on that would tighten firearm restrictions. “There’s no appetite for gun control in Washington,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said. “We now have a Senate leader who is pro-Second Amendment, so it will be more difficult for them to pass gun control measures.”

Death Blow: Supreme Court To Rule On Affordable Care Act: “Would Utterly Devastate Obamacare”
Mac Slavo - The latest case targeting the Affordable Care Act focuses on the subsidies that were supposed to be given to Americans who signed up for the plans, but because numerous states refused to set up their own exchanges the subsidies now fall on the federal government, something that was not authorized under the original legislation and is therefore, according to opponents of Obamacare, illegal.

Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges: report
Fox News - The mother of Michael Brown could be charged with felony armed robbery for allegedly attacking people in a Ferguson, Mo., parking lot because they were selling T-shirts honoring the late teenager.

More homeless-feeding arrests in Ft. Lauderdale amid national backlash
local10.com - It was another round of citations and arrests from Fort Lauderdale police who broke up a homeless feeding at Stranahan Park. A 17-year-old, 25-year old Nikki Rye and a third person were among those with "Food Not Bombs" in trouble with authorities. "I was laughing. I thought you know this is a sick joke," said the 17-year-old minor who was cuffed and taken away. "They can't stop us from feeding people."

Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban
AP - All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way…. On Wednesday, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the United States to ban sales of all tobacco products within town lines.

Election News

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/10/14: What The Elections Really Mean For Peace and Liberty
Ron Paul - Did the election last week really mean that much? I took to my Twitter account on Tuesday to point out that the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican actually means very little, despite efforts by politicians and the mainstream media to convince us otherwise. Yes, power shifted, I wrote. But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little. The warfare/welfare state is still alive and well in Washington.
Ron Paul | Did the election last week really mean that much?

Economy & Business

Janet Yellen Admits the Fed is Clueless When It Comes to Correct Economic Theory
EPJ - On Thursday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech at the International Symposium of the Banque de France in Paris, France. The speech is quite noteworthy since she pretty much admitted in the speech that the economic data that the Fed watches did not offer any clue that the 2008 financial crisis was developing…

Wall Street Banks Have Been Hoarding Billions For One Legal Settlement — And It's Almost Here
Business Insider - Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, UBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Bank of America are all involved. Regulators will be charging these banks with failing to stop their employees from manipulating a specific currency exchange benchmark rate. There will be transcripts of their activity… The UK banks will take about $1.8 billion of fines for this, but regulators in the US haven't finished negotiating. The DOJ hasn't finished its civil and criminal investigations either, and those may not be done until next year.

Death Of The Working Class In 12 Charts
firstrebuttal.com - They say a picture is worth one thousand words. And so here’s a twelve thousand word equivalent essay that quite clearly depicts how the policies of the new millennium are shaping the new world order.

Veteran News

Veterans Day freebies serve vets, a.m. to p.m.
USA Today - Let's say you're a veteran with lots of free time — and big ambitions to rake in plenty of pay-back for your service to your country. Well, some of America’s biggest and most patriotic brands have three words of advice for you: go for it.

Veterans Affairs Keeps Buying Bogus and Counterfeit Medical Equipment
The Daily Sheeple - Internal correspondence between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and a major supplier of medical devices reveals that the VA has been buying bogus and counterfeit medical equipment, The Washington Times reports. The equipment comes from the so-called gray market and threatens to endanger patient’s lives. Johnson & Johnson brought the matter to the VA’s attention and placed the blame on procurement rules.

Science & Technology

Dish Network could drop CNN from lineup for good
LA Times - The satellite giant’s 14 million subscribers haven’t been able to watch several Turner Broadcasting channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies, because of a contract dispute. Those channels might not come back any time soon. Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen warned Tuesday that pay-TV providers must be more selective of the channels they carry amid rising programming costs.

‘Artificial Micro Humans’ To Be ‘Farmed’ For Drug Testing By 2017
Collective Evolution - The micro-humans are being designed to simulate the response of humans to substances inhaled, absorbed through the gut, or entering the bloodstream. ‘Farms’ that would contain hundreds of these micro-human machines are now in the works, and could be replacing animal testing farms within three years.

Remote Controlled Humans Via Internet in Real-Time Now a Reality (Update)
Activist Post - As is typical, researchers are downplaying the technology by stressing that this type of stimulation is only possible through consenting participants. Yet they repeatedly tout how wonderful it is because it is "non-invasive." With nanotechnology such as that used in neural dust, a pathway can easily be opened non-invasively (or surreptitiously), and control can be achieved wirelessly. Julie Beal has speculated that perhaps this type of wireless control over another human being's brain contributed to the strange "short circuits" that have been seen in many news reporters. It's no longer beyond the realm of possibility.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting
Natural Society - The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news.

Chief McDonald’s fries supplier gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato
RT - Simplot, one of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, has received USDA approval for Innate, a genetically-modified potato that produces fewer carcinogens when fried. Anti-GMO pressure groups are campaigning for the decision to be reversed.

Monsanto's New PR Commercial Will Make You Queasy
Natural Blaze - Remember when the Corn Refiner's Association got mad about all those concerns about high fructose corn syrup? And they came out with those public relations ads where the stupid parent raises a concern and the smart parent says "What? That's it's made from corn, that it's natural and like sugar, it's fine in moderation"? Yeah...Monsanto's recent PR stunt takes the genetically modified cake!

Survival/Preparedness

How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment
Activist Post - A safe room is honestly just another prep. It doesn’t mean you are cowardly. It means you are ready for a variety of scenarios and that the safety of your family is paramount. It is a layer of protection that allows vulnerable people to retreat until help arrives.

Health

Flu shot paralyzes healthy Florida girl
(NaturalNews) This is what happened to now-10-year-old Marysue Grivna of Tampa, Florida, just four days after she received a flu vaccine, which left her completely debilitated with a serious brain disease known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM.

FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
(NaturalNews) Relatively new to the food products market, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a Southern California-based family company famous for its organic, fair-trade pure castile soaps, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits of eating extra-virgin coconut oil.

Antibiotics for UTI infections: Here's what works without resorting to dangerous drugs
(NaturalNews) Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be painful and can also result in a trip to the doctor's office and a prescription for an antibiotic. But there are natural remedies for UTIs that you can employ to avoid the doctor (and prescription) altogether, and for far less money too.

Effective apple cider vinegar home remedies
(NaturalNews) Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been touted as great all-around remedy that boosts overall health and appearance, making it an ideal household staple. It helps balance the body's system so that optimal health is reflected both by internal and outward improvements; everything from sunburn relief to a healthier scalp can be achieved with apple cider vinegar.

Learn How To Be A Cancer Killer!
The free live-streaming event will occur in Naples, FL, on November 11th at 7pm, and will feature all three of the co-authors of the best-selling book: Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure.

Can People Receiving Live Virus Vaccines Transmit Vaccine Strain Virus to Others?
Dr. Mercola - Smallpox, for example, is transmitted via body fluids. And, when you get a live attenuated smallpox vaccine, which contains live attenuated vaccinia virus, you can develop vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) strain infection, which you can then transmit to others. The same is true for polio and the live oral polio vaccine (OPV).

West Virginia: Forcing Children to Become Autistic, by LAW
Activist Post - Dr. William Thompson, Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control, publicly admitted in August 2014 that the CDC covered up data linking the MMR vaccine to Autism in 1998. Since then, nothing at all has been done; children are still lining up to play Russian Roulette with 'shots' of Autism…. The state of West Virginia has been notified and the above information is in the public domain, and yet NO ACTION AT ALL has been taken to stop the forced maiming and possible death. No standard waiver is available at all and medical waivers are difficult and many times impossible to get. And, politically, instead of a matter of policy, local health departments have the final say.

Unvaccinated children show better resistance to EV-D68 mystery virus
(NaturalNews) As the disease has progressed, one common theme has emerged: All of the children acquiring EV-D68 were vaccinated according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination schedule, which now contains upwards of 30 jabs before a child reaches seven years of age. Not a single unvaccinated child has contracted EV-D68 so far.

10 Ancient Tips for Boosting Immunity Everyone Should be Doing
Natural Society - ccording to Ayurveda, even the most deadly disease would never affect a person in ‘good health’. Here are 10 sure-fire ways to make sure you are that person…

9 Superfoods You Likely Never Knew Existed (Infographic)
Natural Society - Check out this infographic outlining 9 superfoods along with their uses, beneficial compounds, as well as information showcasing their various benefits.

Splenda Isn’t So Splendid: The Toxic Rumsfeld-Monsanto Link
Natural Society - While it is a good idea to avoid sugar altogether, using the artificial sweeteners Splenda or Aspartame might be even worse. There are numerous reasons you should avoid the stuff in little yellow packages (or pink, or blue). Here is why.

Pet News

3 Natural Remedies for Dogs: Coconut Oil, Canned Pumpkin, Diatomaceous Earth
The Dogington Post - Whenever possible, we always prefer a natural alternative to harsh chemicals or dangerous ingredients when treating our dogs. That’s why we love Coconut Oil, Canned Pumpkin, and Diatomaceous Earth – these three natural, safe, and healthy alternatives are proven to work and are completely safe in treating a wide variety of issues, from joint health, to hot spots, to flea control, and digestion, check out these three natural remedies and how to use them…



Friday - November 7, 2014 - Today in History:

1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).
1874 - The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly.
1893 - The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote.
1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
1918 - During World War I, a false report through the United Press announced that an armistice had been signed.
1944 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first person to win a fourth term as president.
1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials.
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1967 - The U.S. Selective Service Commission announced that college students arrested in anti-war demonstrations would lose their draft deferments.
1973 - Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval.
1983 - A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol. No one was injured.
1995 - In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men admitted to the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl.
2000 - Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president's wife to win public office. The state of NY elected her to the U.S. Senate. (New York)
2001 - After a 16-month stoppage the Concorde resumed flying commercially.

World News

Ukraine Begins “Large-Scale” Offensive In Donetsk; “War Has Resumed” Rebel Leader Warns; Russian Stocks, Currency Crashing
Zero Hedge - Ebola is solved. Oil price drops are “unequivocally good news”. The US election is positive. Draghi promised to do whatever it takes again. And Ukraine is in ceasefire. So why is it that Donetsk’s Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Purgin claims Ukrainian security officials have started full-scale fighting, clashing 26 times today according to Ukraine military. With tanks advancing, Purgin exclaims, “now there is a full-scale war… attacking us, we are defending.”

World ominously close to nuclear war – Noam Chomsky
RT - The world has come ominously close to a nuclear war in the past and it could happen again as Russia and the West have slipped back into what seems like another Cold War, world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky tells RT’s Sophie&Co.

Jihadists take holiday cruises to warzones following intl. screening step-up
RT - ISIS is showing new ingenuity in ferrying fighters into Syria and Iraq untraced, after Turkey stepped up its own efforts at border check-ups. Terrorists are now reportedly taking cruise ships to the warzones, Interpol told the AP.

Canada police deploy facial recognition tech
Rt - Canada is adopting some of its North American neighbor’s controversial police methods and dipping its toes into the pool of facial recognition technology, with Calgary police paving the way for a full-scale automated biometric identification system.

Strike Back: Russian government may ban circulation of US dollar
StratRisks - Russia may ban the circulation of the United States dollar. The State Duma has already been submitted a relevant bill banning and terminating the circulation of USD in Russia, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports. If the bill is approved, Russian citizens will have to close their dollar accounts in Russian banks within a year and exchange their dollars in cash to Russian ruble or other countries’ currencies.

US-backed TPP to be ineffective without Russia, China – Putin
RT - The US-proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) won’t be able to promote effective trade and economic cooperation if it excludes key regional players, like Russia and China, Russian President said ahead of his visit to Beijing for 25th APEC summit.

Clashes, water cannon as 100,000+ march in Brussels against austerity
RT - Violent clashes broke out in Belgium as more than 100,000 protesters marched in Brussels against the government’s austerity measures….The Belgian government which assumed power just a month ago has caused unrest with promises to raise the retirement age, cancel a wage rise in line with inflation and cut health and social security benefits - moves that undermine the country's welfare state.

Outrage as ICC Drops Case Against Israel for Deadly Attack On Humanitarian Flotilla
Common Dreams - The International Criminal Court is being accused of "defying justice" following Thursday's announcement that prosecutors will not further investigate or press charges against Israel for its 2010 deadly assault on a Gaza-bound flotilla bearing humanitarian aid from Turkey. The ruling came despite the court's acknowledgement that Israel likely committed war crimes.

Tax Haven No.1 - 340 global companies avoid billions in Luxembourg
RT - Billions of dollars have secretly passed through Luxembourg, the heart of the EU, an investigation by journalists has unearthed in leaked documents. PepsiCo, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies use the tiny country to slash their tax bills.

Ebola news

U.S. government tried to cover up pandemic that killed 50 million
(NaturalNews) Have you noticed that, in the past few weeks, the mainstream media has stopped reporting on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States? That's because they've been asked not to do so -- at least until those suspected of having the virus test positive for it with a lab test. The implication is that the mainstream media -- The Associated Press in particular -- was asked to refrain from reporting on the suspected cases by the Obama Administration.

Pentagon funding vaccine to combat airborne Ebola
(NaturalNews) The Defense Department has awarded a pharmaceutical company a multi-million-dollar contract to develop a new Ebola vaccine aimed at combating an airborne version of the Ebola virus.

Obama diverted funds away from pandemic defense program 'BioShield'
(NaturalNews) In recent weeks, Democrats have tried to deflect electorate anger against their party and the Obama Administration over its mishandling of the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. by claiming that opposition Republicans "cut funding" for Ebola-related research.

Why are Australia and Canada following North Korea’s lead on Ebola?
Washington Post - Despite international bodies such as the World Health Organization declaring it a shortsighted and ultimately damaging tactic, the number of countries that are placing restrictions on travel due to Ebola has been rising.

Ebola accelerates in Sierra Leone with 900% higher transmission ...
(NaturalNews) Things have been relatively quiet on the Ebola front here in the U.S. this past week, with 11 days and counting (as of this writing) since the last confirmed case of the disease was announced. But the situation is hardly as rosy in Sierra Leone, where an Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) report says Ebola is now spreading at a 900 percent faster rate than two months ago.

Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer plays banjo, rides exercise bike in hospital room, official says
Newsday - The New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his hospital room, hospital officials said Thursday. A spokeswoman for the city Health and Hospitals Corporation says Dr. Craig Spencer requested the banjo and an exercise bike and has been using both.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Navy Seal who shot Bin Laden reveals himself despite Pentagon fury
RT - Against the wishes of the Pentagon, the US Navy SEAL who shot dead Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, has revealed his identity.

Border stat posted, and then removed
Washington Post - Most of the people the Border Patrol stopped from sneaking into the country last year were from countries other than Mexico, according to agency statistics, a shift that might have provided fodder for politicians leading up to Tuesday’s election. But they didn’t get much of a chance. The Border Patrol’s annual statistics were posted on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Web site for about five hours on Oct. 10, then taken down.

Honeypot? Federal agents helped launch and run darknet drug market Silk Road 2.0
Activist Post - The FBI successfully provided protection for violent drug cartels today by seizing the peaceful e-commerce website Silk Road 2.0. This feat was accomplished because "at least one undercover law enforcement agent" helped start the shop and run it for a year.

US knocks down ballistic, cruise missile targets in complex Aegis system test
RT - The US Navy has successfully tested an Aegis missile defense system, simultaneously destroying two cruise and one ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, in a demonstration of capabilities “no other nation in the world has.”

Angry Protesters Storm FBI Building, Back Scared Cops into Corner
The Free Thought Project - This Tuesday, protesters assembled at various sites across the world for a demonstration called “The Million Mask March.” The protests were not centered on one specific issue or event, but served as an outlet for people to voice their frustrations with the different institutions that control their lives.

VIDEO: Obama: If The GOP Passes An Immigration Bill, The Executive Actions That I Take Go Away
Breitbart - NBC political analyst Chuck Todd predicted Tuesday night that the president would have to back away from his threat to act unilaterally on immigration because of the Republican sweep…. But Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a trained psychologist, has Obama better pegged than that. He understands the psychology of a narcissist who loves conflict and "rubbing raw the resentments of the people."

90-Year-Old WW2 Vet Charged For Feeding Homeless Again
Paul Joseph Watson - After his initial citation on Sunday for violating a recently passed city ordinance that prohibits the sharing of food, Arnold Abbott, founder of Love Thy Neighbor, garnered international media attention as his story went viral, but that didn’t stop police from interrupting another event last night on Fort Lauderdale Beach during which Abbott dished out free food to the homeless.

Local News Advises Residents To Play Dead During Home Invasion
Adan Salazar - A local news segment purporting to provide tips on how to survive a home invasion ludicrously advises faking a heart attack or fainting if faced with potentially violent intruders.

VIDEO: Cleveland voters kick out traffic, speed cameras
USA Today - Voters in this city of almost 400,000 have made it overwhelmingly clear: They don't want traffic cameras ticketing drivers here. Issue 35's supporters said the cameras were little more than money-making speed traps that deprive drivers of basic rights, and on Tuesday 78% of voters agreed with them.

Election News

If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions
Zero Hedge - Please don't claim anything changes if one party or the other is in the majority. Anyone clinging to that fantasy is delusional.

Economy & Business

Welcome To Post-Obama America Where Chicken Is The New iPhone
Zero Hedge - ‘Dozens’ of people are camping outside the newly built Chik-Fil-A store. Why, you ask? FREE CHICKEN FOR A YEAR! That’s why! The chain is offering a years worth of free food to the first 100 customers. The first 100 adults in line will get a digital card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals…. Welcome to the deep fried recovery.

Ron Paul Says: Watch The Petrodollar
Zero Hedge - Want to know when the fiat US dollar will collapse? Watch the petrodollar system and the factors affecting it. This is critically important, because once the dollar loses its coveted reserve status, the consequences will be dire for Americans. At that moment, I believe Washington will become sufficiently desperate to enforce the radical measures that governments throughout world history have always implemented when their currencies were threatened—overt capital controls, wealth confiscation, people controls, price and wage controls, pension nationalizations, etc.

Saudi Cut In Oil Price For US May Lead To Price War
Zero Hedge - Saudi Arabia’s move to cut the cost of its oil to US customers has injected fear into the oil markets, bringing the price of OPEC crude below $80 and suggesting to some observers that the cartel is preparing for a global price war.

Economist: Financial Collapse Will Cause Civil Unrest to Erupt in America by 2016
Paul Joseph Watson - “It looks more and more like a serious political uprising will erupt by 2016 once the economy turns down. That is the magic ingredient. Turn the economy down and you get civil unrest and revolution,” writes Armstrong…. Armstrong, who correctly predicted the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 Russian financial collapse, asserts that the downfall of the system will be its inability to gauge the anger that Americans currently feel towards their government.

Job Cuts Surge 68%, Most In 3 Years; Worst October Since 2009
Zero Hedge - Challenger reports US companies laid off over 51,000 people in October, the most since May (and 2nd most since Feb 2013). This is a 68% surge MoM (and 11.9% rise YoY) - the biggest monthly rise since September 2011. Retail, Computer, and Pharma industries saw the biggest layoffs. Hiring also collapsed from the record 567,705 exuberance in September to just 147,935 in October. This was the worst October for layoffs since 2009.

U.S. Allots $1.4 Mil to Fight Work Discrimination in Mexico
Judicial Watch, - As if it weren’t bad enough that the U.S. spends exorbitant amounts of taxpayer funds to support illegal immigrants in this country, it’s allocating north of a million dollars to help the Mexican government combat employment discrimination in Mexico. Is there no end to the madness?

Housing Market

City To Bulldoze 350 Working Class Homes To Build Fancy Stores – Thanks To Federal Funds
Off The Grid News - An Indiana city is planning to use eminent domain to bulldoze a 74-year-old neighborhood to make way for a real estate development…. “There are 65 families, and that’s just the ones I know about there, and most of them are elderly and have had their houses paid for, for years,” Pleasant Ridge resident Judy Hogan said…. Homeowners in the area are particularly upset because federal grant money would pay them just $15,000 to $25,000 for each home. Supposedly, city money or developer money would make up the difference to reach full sale price, the mayor said.

Veteran News

600+ American troops reportedly exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq
RT - The Pentagon acknowledged that more than 600 American service members did alert military medical staff they had been exposed to chemical weapons while serving in Iraq. The military admits it failed to track the cases, or offer treatment to the troops. The news comes after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an internal review of Pentagon records, which have now uncovered hundreds of troops who told the military they believed they were exposed to chemical weapons.

VIDEO: Where Heaven and Hell Collide
The story of how Jim Peters and his company – T-shirts 4 Troops - have helped 11,000 combat troops. Heroic men and women who have lost limbs, sight, hearing and are left emotionally scarred from the battlefield. In this feature-length film we find Jim; on his first day at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he visits troopers that narrowly avoided death in combat. Jim nurtures and encourages them to live life when most have given up hope and only wish they’d died from their wounds. Jim does it armed with nothing but a Marvel Comic Super Hero t-shirt, love of his fellow man and courage!

Energy & Environment

MSNBC Report: Geoengineering, What Could Go Wrong?
Geoengineering Watch - This report was just released from MSNBC. The climate engineering atrocity in our skies is becoming ever harder to hide as we knew it would. The MSNBC report in the video below is pushing the subject of geoengineering closer and closer to the light of day.

Science & Technology

Cockroach Biobots Equipped to Track Sound
Tech Swarm - There is a move afoot not only to mimic nature in order to create new types of robots and drones, but to actually modify nature itself by creating cyborg "biobots."… North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster. The researchers have also developed technology that can be used as an “invisible fence” to keep the biobots in the disaster area.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

23 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze
Off The Grid News - With everyday items, such as aluminum foil, freezer bags and ice trays, you can freeze many more items than you may have thought. Here is a list of some foods you may not have thought you could freeze…

Health

Beat insomnia and sleep easy with these herbs and natural remedies
(NaturalNews) A chronic lack of sleep not only affects your work, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life, it also wreaks havoc with your immune system. You don't need to resort to pharmaceuticals with dangerous side effects like sleepwalking, eating or driving in your sleep or fatigue upon waking. Instead, use these natural remedies to reset your sleep cycle and end insomnia.

Use bitter herbs for optimal digestion and detoxification
(NaturalNews) These herbs help produce digestive enzymes and improve liver and gallbladder function as well as anything. Utilizing bitter herbs on a regular basis is a fantastic health strategy for optimal digestion and detoxification.

Omega-3 fatty acids can prevent depression in high-risk patients
(NaturalNews) Even briefly boosting your intake of omega-3 fatty acids might provide months of protection from certain forms of depression, according to a study conducted by a team of international researchers and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

10 Ways Stress Can Mess with Your Workouts
Dr. Mercola - A workout can be a great way to unwind after a stressful day, but psychological stress can derail your exercise efforts in surprising ways.

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods
Green Med Info - Herbs, spices and foods are your first line of defense. Here are eight that can help restore and maintain your cells' sensitivity to insulin.

Spontaneous Remission of Disease in Over 3,500 Cases – What’s Happening?
Natural Society - The Institute of Noetic Sciences has a database of over 3,500 documented, verifiable cases of diseases, often life-threatening, that go away all on their own. The people who had these diseases might have sought allopathic medical treatment that wasn’t working, or simply refused to get ‘treatment’ in the traditional sense at all, but there is one thing that makes all of these cases commonly remarkable.

25 Super Easy Tricks to De-Stress Right Now
Natural Society - Most people realize now that is isn’t just the chemical exposure, harmful ingredients in food, or even a lack of exercise that are leading contributors to illness and disease. Those are hugely important factors, no doubt, but let us not forget about the other primary, silent killer – stress.

99 Healthy Meals and Snacks For People Who Can't Cook
Natural Blaze - The most common excuses I hear when people tell my why they can’t eat healthy, non-GMO food is that they “can’t” cook or that they “don’t have time” to cook…. Whether you are male or female, the ability to put together a nourishing, tasty meal on a budget can’t be overrated.

The Bizarre Ingredient Found in Many Fast Food Items
Natural Society - This has been a surreptitious addition to fast food burgers for several years now, and it seems to be on the rise. Oh, and it isn’t just in your burger. It is also being added to fries, shakes, sauces, onion rings, and just about every other item served at a fast food chain. It even allows fast food companies to use less ‘chicken’ in their nuggets and ‘cream’ in their ice cream. Yuck.

How McDonald’s McRib is Really Made (Video)
Natural Society - McDonald’s has recently rolled out with a new transparency ad campaign in order to sway the public into believing that fast food simply isn’t all bad, though I’m not sure how effective the campaign will be.

Ractopamine: This Drug Has Sickened Thousands of Animals – Will It Be At Your Holiday Feast?
Food Babe - I know it’s tempting this time of year when you get coupons from the grocery store offering a whole turkey for FREE in exchange for shopping in their store. These “FREE” store-brand turkeys generally aren’t free of antibiotics and are raised on a diet of GMOs…. But, there’s something else that deserves your full attention.

7 Ways Pumpkins Can Boost Your Health
Off The Grid News - When it’s pumpkin season, Jack-o’-lanterns and other holiday décor are what’s foremost in most people’s minds. This year, though, spare a thought for the immense health benefits of these humble vegetables. Well, botanically speaking, they actually are fruits and they do carry plenty of seeds inside. But even these seeds are one step ahead in their health benefits.

Pet News

Meet THE Authority on Optimal Nutrition for Dogs
Dr. Becker - Dr. Becker interviews Steve Brown, creator of the first commercial raw pet food diet, Steve's Real Food. Steve shares his insider knowledge of the pet food industry, and the difficulties he faced going up against industry giants with his revolutionary fresh diets for pets.
 



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