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- August 29, 2014 - Today in History:
1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor
1842 - The Treaty of Nanking was signed by the British and the Chinese.
The treaty ended the first Opium War and gave the island of Hong Kong to
1944 - During the continuing celebration of the liberation of France
from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees
1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for Japan to officially
accept the surrender of the Japanese.
1949 - At the University of Illinois, a nuclear device was used for the
first time to treat cancer patients.
1957 - Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record
in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
1962 - The lower level of the George Washington Bridge opened.
1965 - Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete")
Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space.
1983 - Two U.S. marines were killed in Lebanon by the militia group Amal
when they fired mortar shells at the Beirut airport.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview,
declared that America could not defeat Iraq.
1991 - The Communist Party in the Soviet Union had its bank accounts
frozen and activities were suspended because of the Party's role in the
failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev.
1991 - The republics of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to stay
in the Soviet Union. 1992 - The U.N. Security Council agreed to send
troops to Somalia to guard the shipments of food.
1998 - Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike after their union
rejected a last-minute company offer.
2004 - India test-launched a nuclear-capable missile able to carry a
one-ton warhead. The weapon had a range of 1,560 miles.
UN: Ukraine conflict death toll hits 2,600, civilians ‘trapped inside
RT - At least 2,593 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since the
start of the Kiev’s military operation against anti-government forces
there started in mid-April, according to a new estimate by the Office of
the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights.
‘All hands on deck’: US pushes ahead with Ebola vaccine trials on humans
RT - Twenty healthy volunteers will next week enter a 48-week trial for
a US-developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. The trial has
been moved forward due to the current outbreak, but the first results
are unlikely before the year end.
GM mosquitoes increase spread of dengue fever in Brazilian town
(NaturalNews) Transgenic insects developed by a British company as the
solution to dengue fever in the Third World are causing the debilitating
disease to spread even worse, according to new reports. Genetically
modified (GM) mosquitoes developed by Oxitec have sparked an outbreak of
dengue fever in Brazil so severe that officials have had to renew a
state of emergency declaring the situation to be a "biological
Sub-glacial eruption of Iceland’s volcano forms row of ‘cauldrons’
RT - Icelandic volcano activity increased on Wednesday, with scientists
detecting 10-15 meters deep cauldrons of melted ice at the Vatnajökull
glacier, prompting fears of an imminent eruption.
Is Russian Invasion of Ukraine a Hoax?
Kurt Nimmo - Unconfirmed invasion portrayed as fact by U.S. government
and corporate media.... Despite a lack of independent confirmation of a
Russian invasion, State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said the alleged
military action is of “deep concern to us, but we’re also concerned by
the Russian government’s unwillingness to tell the truth, even as its
soldiers are found 30 miles inside Ukraine.”
NATO Says Over 1000 Russian Troops In Ukraine, “Extremely Worrying… Dire
Zero Hedge - Hot on the heels of Ukraine’s claims of ‘invasion’ and
retraction of said claim, NATO is once again stepping in with strong
claims about Russian ‘incursions’..
NATO Releases Satellite Imagery "Proof" That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine
Zero Hedge - NATO released new satellite images on Thursday, 28 August
2014, that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations
inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine.... Russia's response -
"reports on Russian troops in Ukraine are false."
'No Russian troops in Ukraine': Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's
RT - The OSCE was told there was no Russian presence spotted across the
Ukraine border, refuting Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion
was underway. Both the Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's
representative have given a firm 'no.'... No actual evidence has been
given either by either foreign governments or the media, apart from
claims that photographs exist that someone had "seen."
Ex-CIA Official Proposes Assassination of Putin
Kit Daniels - In a recent op-ed, a former CIA official suggested the
removal of Russian President Vladimir Putin, by assassination if
necessary, should be the primary objective of the Obama administration
in its strategy for Ukraine.
Kiev loses control of Novoazovsk, rebel troops advance in southeast
RT - Kiev’s troops had to leave the eastern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk
to save their lives, said the country’s Security and Defense Council.
The authorities admitted that self-defense forces are advancing and
leading a counteroffensive in the southeast.
Putin calls on Ukraine militia to let blocked Kiev troops to cross into
RT - “I urge the militias to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian
troops that were surrounded, in order to avoid meaningless victims and
provide them with the opportunity to freely withdraw from the
battlefield area, to be reunited with their families, to return to their
mothers, wives and children,” Putin said.
Guard Narrowly Avoids Sparking World War III
StratRisks - The U.S. Coast Guard fired at an Iranian fishing boat in
the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, nearly adding to a long list of global
headaches for President Obama. Fortunately, the incident ended quickly
with nobody hurt, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, according to a CNN
Reduce or stop it': China vows to respond to US 'close surveillance'
RT - Beijing is calling on Washington to scale back, or cancel, aerial
surveillance of the Chinese mainland, since such a practice represents a
security risk and a deterrent to better bilateral relations - otherwise
it is ready to take measures.
United Nations Calls For ‘Killer Robots’ To Be Outlawed
Daily Sheeple - Angela Kane, High representative for disarmament at the
United Nations, has called for ‘killer robots’ to be outlawed. She
acknowledged that battlefield robots that can kill without human
intervention are just a “small step” away.
Ebola Outbreak Evolving "In Alarming Ways," WHO Warns 20,000 Could Be
Zero Hedge - More than 20,000 people may be infected with the Ebola
virus before the outbreak in West Africa is controlled, warns the World
Health Organization. As we noted previously, they believe the costs to
fight this epidemic will be $490 million...
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Officials Say ‘Significant Increase’ in Jihadi Chatter
Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary
The Blaze - U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter
among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary
of the 9/11 attacks and amid the continuing battle for supremacy
between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, current and former U.S.
officials told TheBlaze.
Chicago man waving ISIS flag out of vehicle window warns cops
car is rigged with bomb: police
NY Daily News - A Chicago man trailing an ISIS flag outside his
car window is behind bars after leading cops on a chase and then
telling officers the vehicle was rigged with explosives and
would detonate if searched, police said.
MYSTERY: MO hospital treats hundreds of children for unusual
fox4kc.com - An unusual respiratory virus is striking children
in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is
hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital
is as full now as it is at the height of flu season.
Disarmed: Texas Governor Rick Perry Loses Right To Carry Firearm
Mac Slavo - The right to bear arms shall not be infringed?
Recently indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry can no longer carry
a concealed weapon. A felony indictment for abuse of power will
hit Texas Governor Rick Perry, an avowed gun enthusiast, where
it hurts – by curtailing some of his rights to bear firearms.
Billionaire Koch Brothers Fund Campaign Against Police
Ben Swann - Left-leaning American politicos often complain about
the political activities of the “evil” Koch brothers. They argue
that Charles and David Koch use their disproportionate wealth to
bend the American political system to suit their will.
FOIA Request Reveals NIST Control of 1,000 Hours of 9/11 WTC
Phone and Radio Recordings
911Blogger.com - Subsequent FOIA requests and administrative
appeals for these records have been ignored by NIST.
Ron Paul’s Challenge: Call for 9/11 Transparency with new
Ben Swann - Former Texas Republican Congressman and Presidential
Candidate Ron Paul has announced a campaign to raise support for
House Resolution 428 which seeks to declassify 28 pages of the
Senate report on the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Obama Reveals The Grand ISIS Plan: "We Don't Have A Strategy
Zero Hedge - President Obama 'knows' how to handle Putin's
'continuation' (not 'invasion') - more sanctions (and costs for
Europe) - but when it comes to beating the most "barbaric"
terrorists known as ISIS, ISIL, or The Islamic State; he had
this to offer... "I don't want to put the cart before the horse.
We don't have a strategy yet."
Obama threatens Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine
RT - President Barack Obama acknowledged during an impromptu
press conference on Thursday afternoon that the United States is
considering new sanctions to impose against Russia over the
escalating crisis in Ukraine.
Feds balk at court’s order to explain no-fly list selection
Ars Technica - The Obama administration is fighting a federal
judge's order requiring it to explain why the government places
US citizens who haven't been convicted of any violent crimes on
its no-fly database.
TN Cops to Draw Blood at Labor Day Weekend ‘No Refusal’ DUI
Ben Swann - Tennessee has a new Labor Day tradition. According
to WKRN-TV, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will continue its “no
refusal” blood-extraction DUI checkpoints this Labor Day
weekend, starting on midnight on August 29 and continuing until
midnight on September 1. Under “no refusal” enforcement,
suspected drunk drivers will be forced to submit to a
breathalyzer or blood test, even if they refuse.
How Police Can Seize Your Home Even If You’re Innocent
Off the Grid News - A few months after their son was arrested
for selling $40 worth of drugs outside of their house in the
Somerton section of the city, the police had returned. But this
time they wanted something else — their home.
Wall Street Admits That A Cyberattack Could Crash Our Banking
System At Any Time
Economic Collapse - Wall Street banks are getting hit by cyber
attacks every single minute of every single day. It is a massive
onslaught that is not highly publicized because the bankers do
not want to alarm the public. But as you will see below, one big
Wall Street bank is spending 250 million dollars a year just by
themselves to combat this growing problem.
The stunning failure of Obamacare
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis - A special question on
the impact of Obamacare on businesses in the August Philly Fed
Manufacturing Survey shows the stunning failure of Obamacare.
VIDEO: Why Humans ‘Need Not Apply’ For the Future…
Aaron Dykes - What happened when we went from nearly everyone
producing food to only a few mega-corporations? That’s just part
of the problem in the wake of self-driving autos, software
replacements to human jobs, robotic factory workers and beyond.
It is the road to a future where human labor is not needed....
Our lives can’t be summarily replaced by highly-functioning
computers, but that won’t stop the powers that be from trying.
18 Signs That The Obama Administration Is Openly Hostile To The
The Daily Sheeple - Has there ever been an administration that
has had more disdain for the U.S. military than the Obama
administration? The way that this administration treats our
veterans and the way that this administration is gutting our
armed forces is absolutely shameful.
DDT compounds found at deadly levels in Michigan birds and eggs
(NaturalNews) The 54-acre plant shut down decades ago and is now
under control of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
but the damages caused by the plant's operations are
significantly stifling the area's ecosystem, particularly
song-singing birds like robins.
Solar energy plants ignite birds in mid-air; thousands killed by
intense light beams
(NaturalNews) This type of solar energy plant differs from the
normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into
electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used
immediately or stored in large batteries.
USGS Study: Yellowstone Eruption Would Send Ash Across North
Activist Post - In the unlikely event of a volcanic
super eruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky
Mountains would be blanketed in meters of ash, and millimeters
would be deposited as far away as New York City, Los Angeles and
Miami, according to a new study.
The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA
Ars Technica - The problem does not begin with political systems
that discourage transparency or technologies that can intercept
everyday communications without notice. Like everything else in
Washington, there’s a legal basis for what many believe is
extreme government overreach—in this case, it's Executive Order
12333, issued in 1981.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
4 Easy Ways to Preserve Herbs
Organic Gardening - Keep garden-fresh herbs handy all fall and
winter, and leave the store-bought dried herbs on the shelf.
Glyphosate - The silent danger causing lead poisoning in
(NaturalNews) On top of that, a study from Sri Lanka,
spearheaded by Dr. Channa Jayasumana, shows how glyphosate, a
broad-spectrum herbicide that is used to kill weeds, acts as a
carrier for heavy metals like lead and arsenic. The glyphosate
forms chemical bonds that transport the toxic metals more
readily into the bloodstream of agricultural workers. Once the
heavy metals are welcomed into the blood, they can circulate
throughout the body, damaging kidneys, the brain and other
Phosphoric acid causes kidney disease, lowers bone density, is
in Coca-Cola, despite label 'no artificial flavors, no
(NaturalNews) Coca-Cola is coming out with a new marketing
campaign targeting the consumers' health-diligence. Coke
executives plan on boosting global marketing spending by one
billion dollars over the next three years. The company has
already started adorning their bottles and cans of Coke with
labels that claim "no artificial flavors, no preservatives
Three superfoods that nourish and rejuvenate the skin
(NaturalNews) Many health researchers now understand that our
skin is a reflection of our internal health. A body that is fed
nutritious whole foods, for instance, is more likely to enjoy
clear and radiant skin, while a body that is fed processed foods
is more likely to suffer from greasy and affliction-prone skin.
Therefore, a change in diet should always be the priority among
people seeking to improve their skin's long-term health.
CNN Publishes Psyops Story Denying Vaccine-Autism Link
Green Med Info - CNN waited patiently to publish this 'story'
about why vaccines don't cause autism. The CDC and CNN share the
same home. They traditionally dovetail in their messaging.
we be surprised that they are in collusion with the CDC
3 Vaccines That Should Be Banned And Never Administered To Any
preventdisease.com - Before following the advice of your medical
doctor on immunization (which is not synonymous with
vaccination), you may want to reconsider giving any vaccines to
your child until you have completed sufficient research on the
risks, side effects and actual causes of the diseases you are
vaccinating against. The following are three highly
controversial vaccines that many experts now believe should be
banned from all vaccination practices in children.
Move Over Coconut Water, Make Room for a more Sustainable Drink
Natural Society - Like honey, maple is full of nutrition and
important antioxidants we all need. Many people familiar with
maple syrup don’t realize that it doesn’t flow out of maple
trees in a viscous form. Usually what comes out of the tree is
more like water. It is sweet and delicious, and full of
nutrients and minerals.
She Used to Be In A Wheelchair - The TED Talk That Comes With a
Natural Blaze - Recently, I wanted to share the great news about
people who were actually successfully
reversing their ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's. It turns out,
people are also reversing another neurodegenerative disease -
Unlocking France's Secrets to Raw Cheese
Dr. Mercola - Unlike in the US, where cheese is mostly
pasteurized in order to kill off any and all bacteria, in
France, traditional cheese makers strive to understand the
microbial communities in raw milk, and thereby in their cheese.
This is done in order to harness the natural power of beneficial
microbes to keep the bad ones in check.
For Owners Who Desire a Forever-Bond with Their Beloved Pet
Dr. Becker - As of this month, pet owners living in New York can choose
to be buried next to their beloved animal companions in licensed pet
cemeteries. New regulations recently adopted by the New York Department
of State allow burial of human cremains in pet cemeteries.
- August 28, 2014 - Today in History:
1774 - The first American-born saint was born in New York City. Mother
Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized in 1975.
1916 - Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect
during World War I.
1922 - The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City. The
Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for$100.
1939 - The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane took
place. The plane was a German Heinkel He 178.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at
a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people
1981 - "The New York Daily News" published its final afternoon edition.
1990 - Iraq declared Kuwait to be its 19th province and renamed Kuwait
1995 - The biggest bank in the U.S. was created when Chase Manhattan and
Chemical Bank announced their $10 billion deal.
1996 - A divorce decree was issued for Britain's Charles and Princess
Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.
1998 - The Pakistani prime minister created new Islamic order and legal
system based on the Koran.
2004 - George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim the
English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte, France, took
15 hours and 59 minutes.
2005 - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to
evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina.
2008 - Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination with
a speech at Invesco Field in Denver.
Senators urge US to cut off ISIL funding
Press TV - In a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State John Kerry, Sens.
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) characterized ISIL as the
“best funded terrorist group” which has the “resources, weaponry, and
operational safe havens to continue to threaten the stability of the
region and US national security interests."
ISIS has 100,000 fighters, growing fast - Iraqi govt adviser
RT - The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that
estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s
foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The
terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups.
US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State
Swiss President Says Concerned With US Plan to Supply Nuclear Fuel to
RIA Novosti - Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE
Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to
US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to
address the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran’s FM urges prosecution of Israeli officials for war crimes
Press TV - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for
the prosecution of the Israeli regime in international courts for
committing war crimes against Palestinians.
First UN humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Gaza Strip
Press TV - A United Nations (UN) humanitarian aid convoy carrying food
for about 150,000 people has arrived at the Gaza Strip, a first such
arrival since Israel imposed its blockade on the Palestinian enclave in
Ebola outbreak: US official says epidemic will worsen
BBC - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it
gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden,
the director of the Centers for Disease Control, said the epidemic would
need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.
CFR: U.S. Need Not Recognize Syrian Sovereignty in ISIS Attacks
Kurt Nimmo - The Council on Foreign Relations believes Syrian concerns
about the United States violating its national sovereignty are
Russia, Ukraine agree on need for peace
Russia & India Report - Russian President Vladimir Putin received an
assurance from his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that the Kiev
authorities would work on an urgent ceasefire plan to end the country’s
bitter civil war.
Alleged Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine say they 'were lost' in
RT - Kiev's army has released videos showing alleged Russian
paratroopers captured after an incursion into the country, ahead of
Russian-Ukrainian talks in Minsk expected to have a large focus on the
military and humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine.
NATO Canada Has A Message For Russian Soldiers
The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin: Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For
Oil In Ruble, Yuan
Zero Hedge - According to Russia's RIA Novosti, citing business daily
Kommersant, Gazprom Neft has agreed to export 80,000 tons of oil from
Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic; it will accept payment in rubles,
and will also deliver oil via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline
(ESPO), accepting payment in Chinese yuan for the transfers.
Monsanto and Ukraine
Blacklisted News - Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in
Ukraine is receiving some international attention. On July 28, the
California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the
World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of
their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, would open that country to
genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)
IMF chief confirms she faces 'negligence' charges in multi-million euro
RT - IMF chief Christine Lagarde has confirmed that she is being
investigated for alleged "negligence" in a corruption probe when she was
French Finance Minister in 2008, she told AFP.
Saudi Arabia Remains on U.N. Human Rights Council despite 19 Beheadings,
including One for “Sorcery”
AllGov - One nation that does a lot of beheadings is on the United
Nations’ Human Rights Council. Lately, in fact, Saudi Arabia can’t seem
to get enough beheadings. Its government has executed at least 19 people
using this method since August 4, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Of the 19, eight were found guilty of non-violent offenses; seven for
drug smuggling and one for committing sorcery.
When Israelis Kills Gaza Civilians, They do so with Weapons Provided by
AllGov - When a country like the United States provides more than $3
billion a year in military aid to a country like Israel, which often is
involved in wars, American-made hardware is bound to wind up being used.
Arrests of would-be British jihadists increase fivefold
RT - The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said “significant
progress” is being made in the hunt for James Foley’s killer, while the
number of arrests of would-be British jihadists and their supporters has
Fukushima disaster bill more than $105bn, double earlier estimate –
RT - The tragedy at the Fukushima nuclear plant will cost 11.08 trillion
yen ($105 billion), twice as much as Japanese authorities predicted at
the end of 2011, says the study. The expenses include radiation clean-up
and compensation to residents.
Fishermen Report ‘Waist-High’ Fukushima Debris in Pacific
AFP - Canadian fishermen off the coast of Langara Island in British
Columbia say they are seeing “waist-high” debris from Fukushima, Japan,
that goes on for up to 15 miles floating in the Pacific Ocean.
Democratic Republic of Congo Sees 13 Deaths From Different Strain of
The Daily Sheeple - Tests are ongoing to find out which strain of Ebola
has surfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is so far
reporting 13 deaths from the disease and health officials there say they
are expecting many more.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Davis City Council Tells Police To Have Plan For Getting Rid Of
MRAP Military Vehicle In Next 60 Days
(CBS13) - The Davis City Council has told the police department
it must get rid of a military vehicle it received in the next 60
days. The controversy over the mine-resistant, ambush protected
vehicle attracted a large crowd on Tuesday that was largely
U.S. court will not block lawsuits over Connecticut SWAT raid
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that
Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits
seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid
by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his
friend.... In a 51-page ruling that upholds a lower court
decision, the appeals court said the police responded with
unnecessary and inappropriate force and under the circumstances,
are not protected by "qualified immunity" from the lawsuits.
Lawyer: Cops Never Told Walmart Shopper to Drop Toy Rifle Before
Gunning Him Down
Adan Salazar - Police immediately shot a Walmart shopper on
sight after they encountered him leaning on one of the store’s
unpurchased BB guns while on the phone, an attorney for the
deceased man’s family says.
Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in
(CNSNews.com) – The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the
illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s
public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles
than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan
Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National
Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
NYC Council Members Want to Treat Gun Owners Like Sex Offenders
Kit Daniels - Several members of New York’s City Council want to
create a public “gun offender” registry modeled after current
sex offender registries, which would ultimately list names,
addresses and photos of New Yorkers who violate gun control
FBI Ordered Police Department to Conceal Stingray Use
Mikael Thalen - Documents uncovered through a public records
request reveal that a Wash. state police department has
concealed its use of a Stringray cellphone surveillance device
for the last 6 years.
The Agenda 21 Depopulation of Rural Areas Will Give Obama
Stalin-Like Control Over Food
The Daily Sheeple - In order for the megacities concept, which
is well underway, to come to fruition, American suburbs and
rural areas must be completely depopulated. This process is
underway and the Obama administration is accelerating the
VIDEO: FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Tied to JPMorgan Hacking
Bloomberg - Russian hackers attacked the U.S. financial system
in mid-August, infiltrating and stealing data from JPMorgan
Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least one other bank, an incident the
FBI is investigating as a possible retaliation for
government-sponsored sanctions, according to two people familiar
with the probe.
Fed Vice Chairman Warns: Your Bank May Seize Your Money to
Mac Slavo - Recent comments delivered by Federal Reserve Vice
Chairman Stanley Fischer suggest that not only are global and
domestic economies still struggling, but the U.S. government
itself is preparing financial contingency plans in anticipation
of another widespread economic event. However, this time around,
according to Fischer, the government won’t be bailing out
financial institutions in need of cash.
Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's
Zero Hedge - First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and
Turkey... and now it appears Germany (following a phone call
with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony - just
as Obama's warmongery ramps up...
It Begins: Council On Foreign Relations Proposes That “Central
Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly”
Zero Hedge - … A broad-based tax cut, for example, accommodated
by a program of open-market purchases to alleviate any tendency
for interest rates to increase, would almost certainly be an
effective stimulant to consumption and hence to prices.
156,000 Seniors Have Social Security Checks Reduced…to Pay Off
AllGov - At a time when thousands of Americans are trying to
enjoy, if not just survive, their golden years, the federal
government has been garnishing their Social Security checks to
pay off old student loans. About 156,000 individuals have found
themselves in this situation, losing on average $180 out of a
typical monthly check of $1,200, according to CNN Money.
Video Proof, The Criminally Insane Experiments Of The US
Geoengineering Watch - The experiments of the US military (and
other power structures) should make it clear that the world is
being run by completely psychopathic individuals. The shocking 9
minute historical video below should be an extremely sobering
wake up call for us all.
VA Training Guide Compares Veterans To Oscar The Grouch
Steve Watson - The already disgraced Department of Veterans
Affairs has found a way to make itself even more unpopular with
Americans, and particularly with Veterans after depicting them
in leaked training materials as Sesame Street’s cantankerous
homeless bum Oscar The Grouch.
Fluoride at dangerously high levels in private wells are
decreasing children's IQs
(NaturalNews) A compilation of data made possible by homeowners
who voluntarily submitted water samples from their private wells
in Maine, unveiled some shocking results after they were tested
by the state.
VIDEO: Engineered Drought Catastrophe, Target California
Geoengineering Watch - Satellite images and NOAA maps shown in
this [31 minute] presentation are shocking and revealing to say
the least. Whatever one wishes to consider as the agenda of
those in power, one conclusion is certain, the drought in
California is a direct result of the ongoing climate engineering
YouTube: Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse
Geoengineering Watch - In this [1 hour, 17 minute] video, Dane
Wigington gives another presentation in Northern California on
the harmful effects of Geoengineering.... We have more than
enough data to confirm it. We have actual footage showing
tankers spraying. The materials showing up on the ground are
exactly the same materials mentioned in the numerous
geoengineering patents and documents....
Cam Don’t Lie: Celina PD Body Cam Captures Dramatic Arrest
cw33.com - From Dallas to Ferguson, Missouri, police brutality
is in the forefront. And now, a video from a Celina Police
Department dash cam looks like it’s going in the same direction,
until you look a little closer.
Former HHS cyber security chief convicted in Child Porn case
Daily Mail - Timothy DeFoggi, a former acting director of cyber
security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
was convicted Tuesday on federal charges of engaging in a child
exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute
child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view
SWAT Team Raids Grandmother’s House After NEIGHBOR Stole Wi-Fi
Off the Grid News - The cops were looking for the person who had
made anonymous threats against Evansville Police Chief Billy
Bolin online, but the threats were actually made by Derrick
Murray, a local gang member who had stolen Milan’s Wi-Fi with
his smartphone. Murray lived down the street from Milan. Her
Wi-Fi was not protected with a password.
CDC scientific fraud: an update on Dr. Poul Thorsen who authored
fraudulent study 'disproving' vaccine-autism connection and stole
millions of dollars
(NaturalNews) The very legitimacy of the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) as a trustworthy safeguard of public health
hangs in the balance as evidence continues to emerge about rampant
deception, fraud and even money laundering within the agency.
Specifically with regard to vaccines and autism, key players involved in
the propaganda campaign to deny this link are now being exposed as liars
working on behalf of the vaccine industry.
Ebola exposure - important measures you should take
(NaturalNews) Expert opinions are divided on the likelihood of Ebola
ever reaching the US, ranging from trying to assure us that it is next
to impossible to saying that it is inevitable. Nothing is impossible --
including the nightmare scenario of Ebola mutating to an airborne form
-- and however likely or unlikely it may be, the best plan is to be
prepared just in case.
Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet
Natural Blaze - Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an
18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research
Sudden heart failure deaths tied to commonly prescribed antibiotic
(NaturalNews) When used as the "cure-all" for minor bacterial
infections, antibiotics create a cycle of dependence. Instead of
building the beneficial gut microbe "army" for immune system
empowerment, people fall for the easy-to-fill antibiotic prescription
which destroys the immune system over time. Now, millions of people
taking a specific antibiotic called clarithromycin are beginning to find
out that it comes with an increased risk of heart failure and death.
After taking antibiotics, this is what you need to do to restore healthy
(NaturalNews) If we take an antibiotic, especially a broad spectrum
antibiotic, we need to replenish the good bacteria in our gut as quickly
as possible. Not only do we need it to do its daily work, we need to
maintain the delicate balance between bacteria and fungi. Candida is
opportunistic. Given a chance, it will quickly mass-produce, wreaking
havoc in the digestive tract and, in time, the entire body.
Minnesota Mother Charged For Giving Son Medical Marijuana
Ben Swann - A mother in Minnesota was charged with child endangerment
after giving her son medical marijuana oil from Colorado after she had
exhausted all other options to combat the boy’s seizures and chronic
Sorry Monsanto: Major Boom in Organic Oils Amid Global Concern Over GMO
Natural Society - Rising concerns about soy and canola oils derived from
genetically altered seed are creating a new industry boom for
sunflowers. Food manufacturers and restaurants need a non-GMO
alternative, and it looks like the sunny flower that tracks the sun will
meet growing demand.
The many health benefits of eating celery
STEPin2 - Celery is from the Apiaceae, which is the same family as
carrots, parsley, cumin, and dill. It is well known as a low calorie
snack. But it is not just a low-calorie food; it has many other potent
health benefits as well. Let’s look at the health benefits of eating
10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys
Amy Goodrich - Damage or steady decline of your kidneys can often go
unnoticed for years as your kidneys can still do their job with as
little as 20% of their capacity. Therefore kidney diseases are often
referred to as “The Silent Diseases”. That’s why it is so important to
take care of them before it is too late.
Pedigree Dog Food Recall
truthaboutpetfood.com - We have initiated a voluntary recall of 22 bags
of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food due to the possible
presence of a foreign material. The affected bags were sold in Dollar
General stores in four states and, while the small metal fragments are
not embedded in the food itself, it may present a risk of injury if
- August 27, 2014 - Today in History:
1828 - Uruguay was formally proclaimed to be independent during
preliminary talks between Brazil and Argentina.
1858 - The first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by "The
New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about the peace demands of
England and France being met by China.
1859 - The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by
Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA.
1894 - The Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The
provision within for a graduated income tax was later struck down by the
U.S. Supreme Court.
1945 - American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the
Japanese government at the end of World War II.
1972 - North Vietnam's major port at Haiphong saw the first bombings
from U.S. warplanes.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the first citizen to
go into space would be a teacher. The teacher that was eventually chosen
was Christa McAuliffe. She died in the Challenger disaster on January
1990 - The U.S. State Department ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi
1996 - California Governor Pete Wilson signed an order that would halt
state benefits to illegal immigrants.
1999 - The final crew of the Russian space station Mir departed the
station to return to Earth. Russia was forced to abandon Mir for
2001 - The U.S. military announced that an Air Force RQ-1B "Predator"
aircraft was lost over Iraq. It was reported that the unmanned aircraft
"may have crashed or been shot down."
2001 - Work began on the future site of a World War II memorial on the
U.S. capital's historic national Mall. The site is between the
Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
2008 - Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois was nominated for president by the
Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Nato plans east European bases to counter Russian threat
The Guardian - Nato is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern
Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an
attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former
Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general.
Both Sides Using U.S.-Made Weapons in Iraq War
AllGov - In June, when ISIS claimed to have taken charge of five
U.S.-made helicopters, the group tweeted that they expected Americans to
honor their warranty and service the copters. Jeremy Binnie told The
Center for Public Integrity that the M1117 fighting vehicle,
manufactured by Textron Marine and Land Systems, has become a favorite
of ISIS forces.
Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade - Fitch
RT - Europe will remain heavily reliant on Russian gas for at least
until the 2020s and potentially much longer due to the lack of an
alternative, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.
Ebola continues to spread, Liberia quarantines entire slum and begins
deadly crackdown on protestors
(NaturalNews) As the Ebola virus spreads throughout West Africa,
governments there are becoming more and more authoritarian in how they
are dealing with it -- actions that are born of fear as much as
MMR vaccines cause 340% increased risk of autism in African American
(NaturalNews) Vaccines do cause autism, and the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) has been lying about this fact for years,
according to newly uncovered information.
Fukushima radiation is affecting the health of the entire global
ecosystem, scientist says
(NaturalNews) Scientist Timothy A. Mousseau presented "Fukushima
Catastrophe and its Effects on Wildlife," before a room of press and
correspondents, reporting the real-life damage that Fukushima fallout is
having on the planet's ecosystem. He gave dire news to Japan and
compared the damage done by Fukushima to that of Chernobyl.
Russia can’t set ceasefire conditions in Ukraine’s internal conflict –
RT - Russian and Ukrainian leaders have concluded their first official
face-to-face meeting in Minsk during which they discussed Ukraine's
Association Agreement with EU and the crisis and humanitarian disaster
in the east of the country.
Islamic State demands $6.6mn ransom for female American hostage
RT - Islamic State militants are holding a third American hostage, a
26-year-old humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria. The
jihadist group is demanding a ransom of $6.6 million and the release of
a Muslim woman from a US prison.
Israel, Palestine agree to long-term ceasefire in Gaza Strip
RT - A long-term truce in Gaza has been agreed with Israel, Palestine
President Mahmoud Abbas said. The ceasefire announced by Egypt came into
effect at 16:00 GMT with almost immediate reports of warning sirens
going off in southern Israel.
China has lost 55% of its most valuable resource
Blacklisted News - A study by China’s Ministry of Water Resources found
that approximately 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the
1990s have disappeared. Moreover, China is over-exploiting its
groundwater by 22 billion cubic meters per year; yet its per-capita
water consumption is less than one third of the global average. More
than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing
Children Are Taxed on Medals Given Their Father in War
Martin Armstrong -The Telegraph has reported how the British government
desperate for money, is taxing even medals given to soldiers for their
bravery in war.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
NY Times - The Obama administration is working to forge a
sweeping international climate change agreement to compel
nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but
without ratification from Congress.
Pentagon's top-secret hypersonic weapon explodes in mystery
Daily Mail - A top-secret weapon being developed by the US
military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test
range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a
problem with the system, the Pentagon said. The Advanced
Hypersonic Weapon is part of a program to create a missile that
will destroy targets anywhere on Earth within hours - traveling
at speeds in excess of 3,500 miles-an-hour or Mach 5.
Top IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of
Washington Times - A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing
the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that
accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what
she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go
to two medical providers who had treated her client.
Tanks on the Streets? Police Required to Use Military Equipment
within a Year or Return It
AllGov - The Department of Defense’s 1033 program—which funnels
all kinds of military surplus goods to police—has a provision
that clearly says that any participating law enforcement agency
must use its equipment within one year of receiving it. If they
don’t, they have to give it up.
Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US
RT - Close to 200 state and local police departments in the
United States have been suspended for losing military-level
equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new
California Lawmakers Pass Ammunition ‘Background Check’ Bill
Liberty Crier - California lawmakers on Friday passed two bills
– a ‘feel good’ bill ( SB505) which does nothing to stop
criminals and an unconstitutional bill (SB53) which requires
fees and ‘background checks’ for ammunition sales. The
California Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth
Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search
the state’s database of gun purchases when checking on whether
someone ‘may be a danger to themselves or others’.
Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge
Washington Times - Since Illinois started granting concealed
carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led
to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year,
according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary
and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent,
respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was
at a 56-year low.
VIDEO: "War On Terror" Is A Fraud - It Is Not Meant To Be Won,
It Is Meant To Be Perpetual
Activist Post - Author and historian Webster Tarpley exposes the
Orwellian lie known as the "War On Terror" before Orwell's 1984
provides a glimpse into our own age.
An American In ISIS: Meet Doug McCain, One Dead
Zero Hedge - The spin cycle has already been engaged: McCain may
be dead, but the treat that countless others like him have
returned to the US to perpetrate, gasp, acts of terrorism on US
soil is very much alive: "The threat we are most concerned about
to the homeland is that of fighters like this returning to the
U.S. and committing acts of terrorism," a senior administration
official told NBC News.
Going it alone: Obama may bypass Congress on Syria airstrikes
The Washington Times - Mr. Obama, who met Monday with Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel on his first day back from vacation, “has
not made a decision to pursue any military action in Syria,”
said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. But he said the
president doesn’t see the need to seek congressional approval as
he did a year ago when he was considering an attack on the
regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad for its use of chemical
FEMA Building Pricey Domes… For Your Safety
Adan Salazar - “Officials have started construction on one of
their safe rooms,” reports
KRGV. “They’re expected to be
completed in a year.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency is
offering partial funding for construction of “safe domes” across
Texas’ southern coastal region that will purportedly serve to
shelter area emergency first responders and citizens “that are
very difficult to evacuate in hazardous weather events.”
White Marine Beaten by Black Mob in Michael Brown ‘Revenge’
Paul Joseph Watson - A white Marine was left in an induced coma
after a group of black men brutally beat him as part of a
revenge attack in response to the killing of 18-year-old Michael
Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
IRS Shocker: Filing Reveals Lerner Blackberry Destroyed
NY Observer - The IRS filing in federal Judge Emmet Sullivan’s
court reveals shocking new information. The IRS destroyed
Lerner’s Blackberry AFTER it knew her computer had crashed and
after a Congressional inquiry was well underway. As an IRS
official declared under the penalty of perjury, the destroyed
Blackberry would have contained the same emails (both sent and
received) as Lois Lerner’s hard drive.
Jerry Brown to Mexican Illegals: 'You're All Welcome in
Breitbart - According to the Los Angeles Times, while
introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said
America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven
histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the
immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had
permission to be in the United States."
President Declares United States 'the Other Mexico'
Massachusetts IDs at odds with federal law
Boston Glob - Bay State residents can no longer use their
driver’s licenses to get inside some government agencies because
the state is one of nine that have not signed on to a federal
law called REAL ID.... But officials in Massachusetts and
elsewhere have balked at a program they contend costs millions,
raises privacy concerns, and infringes on states’ rights.
With Half Of City Residents Delinquent, Detroit Restarts Water
Zero Hedge - "Utility disconnection is always considered a last
resort, obviously because of consequences for households," but
as Detroit News reports, but water-providers can expect more
controversy, as a month-long moratorium against shutting off
water for those behind on their bills expired last night.
On a Budget? Pink Slime is Back to Save You Money!
The Daily Sheeple - Well, in response to rising meat costs, it’s
back. (Did it ever actually leave?) BPI will be manufacturing
the slaughterhouse remnant product at a new plant in Kansas, and
Cargill Inc. is also producing the slime. Of course, neither
company is marketing the product under the name “pink slime.”
BPI calls it “lean finely textured beef” (LFTB) and Cargill
calls it “finely textured beef.” That makes it sound almost
fancy, doesn’t it?
Inspector Wants California's Last Nuclear Plant Shut Down
over Earthquake Concerns
Breitbart - The AP reports that former chief inspector of the
Diablo Canyon nuclear power station has written a 42-page report
stating that the station may not be able to survive the possible
shaking it could be exposed to in a major earthquake. Dr.
Michael Peck wants his own agency, the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, to shut down the plant until PG&E can demonstrate it
Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific
Ars Technica - The bill, currently under consideration by the
Ohio Assembly, is intended to revoke a previous approval of the
Common Core educational standards, which target math and
literacy. However, the bill's language also includes sections
devoted to science and social studies. And the science one is a
These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in
Wired - One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D
printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without
setting foot in a hardware store. But clever lockpickers like
Jos Weyers and Christian Holler already are taking that DIY
key-making trick a step further: They can 3-D print a slice of
plastic or metal that opens even high-security locks in seconds,
without even seeing the original key.
California bill requiring kill-switch on smartphones becomes law
Ars Technica - On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed
into law a piece of legislation mandating that all smartphones
come with kill-switch software automatically installed so that a
user can remotely wipe his or her device if it gets stolen. The
bill will affect all smartphones manufactured after July 1, 2015
to be sold in California.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
YouTube: 6 Fruits you are cutting wrong
You’ll never look at watermelons the same again!
Why, How and When to Plant Garlic
Mother Earth News - It’s that time again: Sow your garlic this
fall for the best (and biggest) heads of garlic, which will be
ready to harvest next summer.
What to Plant Now for Your Fall and Winter Garden
Mother Earth News - Gardeners dreaming of frost-touched
collards, sweet winter roots, crisp fall lettuce and huge heads
of broccoli need to get busy planning and planting now.
Judge Overturns Kaua’i Pesticide Reform Law
Sustainable Pulse - On Monday, a federal judge issued a ruling
overturning a popular pesticide reform law passed by the Kauai
County Council last year. Four global pesticide and genetically
engineered seed corporations – DuPont, Syngenta, Dow, and DuPont
Pioneer – all challenged the passage of the new law.
How Will You Know What Has Happened When ‘IT’ Happens?
Underground Medic - The question is if it is something that is
country wide, or even bigger and maybe affecting a whole
hemisphere of the planet, will we ever really know what caused
it? Will knowing what caused it actually matter at that point?
More importantly, are you ready for such an event?
Congressman Posey discusses autism, vaccines and lack of CDC
transparency in interview with Dr. Brian Hooker
(NaturalNews) One of the last remaining patriots serving in public
office is pushing for new legislation that would mandate side-by-side
comparisons of autism rates in vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.
FDA admits not knowing about existence of many food chemicals, let alone
(NaturalNews) The explosive introduction of new food additives, in
addition to an easing of some federal oversight requirements, has
allowed manufacturers to dodge scrutiny from the Food and Drug
Administration, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of
chemicals that are flowing into the food supply.
California paid out nearly $100 million for fraudulent medical claims,
including $3 million to deceased patients, since 2008
(NaturalNews) A recent statewide audit by California regulators found
that more than $93 million in Medi-Cal payments made to substance abuse
clinics around the state were potentially fraudulent.
Yet Another Health
Emergency: Drug Resistant Tuberculosis sufferer Goes AWOL in California
Underground Medic - Santa Barbara County Public Health officials have
admitted he hasn’t turned up for treatment for at least the past two
weeks. The threat is serious enough for a warrant for his arrest to have
CDC whistleblower is just the tip of the iceberg
Jon Rappoport - William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, has yet to step
into the light and make a full and definitive statement about the CDC
concealing MMR-vaccine dangers. Mothers of autistic children are now
preparing a class-action suit against the CDC for covering up the MMR
vaccine-autism connection. They will undoubtedly want Thompson as a
WHO working to fortify condiments and seasonings
Natural Blaze - Two University of Illinois scientists are contributing
to World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to fortify condiments and
seasonings for use in countries with widespread micronutrient
More U.S. Hospitals Using This 'Novel' Idea for Recovery
Natural Blaze - In an age where food is thought of as "filler" and of
little importance in the recovery process, some hospitals are turning
that idea on its head by embracing local organic food for recovery and
7 Ayurvedic Herbs that Destroy Colon & Other Cancers Fast
Natural Society - These 7 herbs are used in Ayurveda to bring balance to
the doshas, helping to minimize or completely eradicate colon cancer as
well as other cancers.
New Yorkers Face Cancer Spike from Monsanto's RoundUp in City Parks
Natural Society - The Parks Department in New York, which was
responsible for spraying pesticides on greenspaces more than 1,300 times
last year, is likely leading to more prevalent cases of non-Hodgkin
lymphoma and breast cancer, according to the findings of recent studies.
7-Year-Old Tainted Treat Fiasco Just Gets Worse
Dr. Becker - The numbers keep climbing, with 5,600 dogs and 24 cats
affected. But in May this year, news came out that people fell ill too.
What you need to know today, latest statements from two big box stores,
and the hidden label trap to watch out for.
YouTube: Cat Welcomes Home Soldier
Cat welcomes home soldier after drill, proving that not only dogs get
- August 26, 2014 - Today in History:
1842 - The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to
start on July 1st.
1873 - The school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S.
1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The
amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting
1937 - All Chinese shipping was blockaded by Japan.
1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The
event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn
1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S.
battleship Missouri at the end of World War II.
1957 - It was announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile was
successfully tested by the Soviet Union.
1957 - The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled of the
1973 - A U.S. Presidential Proclamation was declared that made August
26th Women's Equality Day.
1981 - The U.S. claimed that North Korea fired an antiaircraft missile
at a U.S. Surveillance plane while it was over South Korea.
1990 - The 55 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait left Baghdad by
car and headed for the Turkish border.
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised that national
elections would be held.
1992 - A "no-fly zone" was imposed on the southern 1/3 of Iraq. The move
by the U.S., France and Britain was aimed at protecting Iraqi Shiite
1998 - The U.S. government announced that they were investigating
Microsoft in an attempt to discover if they "bullied" Intel into
delaying new technology.
2003 - Investigators concluded that NASA's overconfident management and
inattention to safety doomed the space shuttle Columbia as much as
damage to the craft did.
Pentagon: US preparing military options against ISIL in Syria
Press TV - The US military is planning for airstrikes against ISIL
militants in Syria despite warnings by Damascus about such operations on
its soil without its permission.
Obama Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria
RIA Novosti - President Barack Obama has approved surveillance flights
over Syria, The Associated Press reported Tuesday, citing two unnamed US
officials. According to the AP sources, the decision may pave the way
for US airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets.
Ukraine says it seized 10 Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian soil near
eastern city of Donetsk
Press TV - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected the claims,
saying, “There has been more than enough disinformation about our
invasion. No doubt some foreign newspaper will print that ‘news’
Syrian Government: James Foley Killed a Year Ago
Paul Joseph Watson - Fresh doubt has been thrown on the narrative behind
the James Foley beheading video after a Syrian government spokesperson
claimed that the American journalist was killed by ISIS militants a year
turns to Russia as new arms suppliers amid US doubt
StratRisks - Recent halt on shipment of US missiles has led Israel to
look to new military equipment and munition sources With the recent US
announcement of that the Pentagon put on hold a shipment of ‘Hellfire’
missiles to Israel as a warning to Jerusalem, the country is turning to
other arms and munition sources to acquire new weapons.
US Furious After Source Of "Mystery" Libya Bombing Raids Revealed
Zero Hedge - The strikes puzzled all media outlets, including Reuters
which just over the weekend reported that "Unidentified war planes
attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on
Saturday, residents and local media said.... Turns out the renegade
general was lying, and merely trying to take credit for another party's
intervention. That party, or rather, parties has been revealed as Egypt
and the United Arab Emirates...
ISIL, ISIS – Now QSIS? Top Sunni Cleric Says Stop Calling Terrorists
CNS News - Stand by for a new acronym for the ISIS/ISIL terrorist group
causing havoc across Syria and Iraq. One of the Arab world’s top Sunni
authorities launched a campaign Sunday urging media to drop all names
for the group that incorporate the word “Islamic,” in favor of “al-Qaeda
separatists in Iraq and Syria” (QSIS).
Not-so NATO-ally? Germany spying on Turkey for ‘38 years’
RT - German foreign intelligence agency has been tapping Turkey for
almost four decades, reports Focus amid the ongoing spy scandal between
Berlin and Ankara. Some German officials defend the practice, saying
that not all NATO allies can be treated as friends.
Hack Attack! Anonymous strikes at Israeli govt over Gaza
RT - Hacker collective Anonymous has taken down key Israeli government
websites in a “retaliatory” attack against Israel and in solidarity with
the people of Gaza. Israel Defense Forces, Bank of Israel, and the
Israeli PM’s Office were among the targets
Liberian Doctor Treated With Anti-Ebola ZMapp Drug Dies
RIA Novosti - Liberian medical doctor Abraham Borbor, who was injected
with the anti-Ebola trial vaccine ZMapp, has died, the country’s
information minister said Monday. “He was walking around yesterday, and
the doctors were hopeful that he would make a full recovery," said
minister Lewis Brown, as cited by Front Page Africa.
Japan Awaiting WHO Approval to Provide Experimental Ebola Vaccine
RIA Novosti - If the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO) is
granted, Tokyo plans to provide an experimental drug to Ebola victims, a
Japanese government spokesman said Monday, according to Agence France
WHO Warns "Unprecedented" Number Of Medical Staff Infected
Zero Hedge - Despite all precautions possible, more than 240 health care
workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and
Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died. Simply put, they conclude,
the current outbreak is different.... Even WHO admits, if doctors and
nurses are getting infected, what chance does the general public have?
Effectiveness of Fukushima Ice Wall Unclear to Experts
RIA Novosti - "As the water comes down the mountains towards the ocean,
it's not clear to me that [TEPCO] really knows how it is going to move
around that frozen barrier," former US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
chairman and the head of the international advisory panel to TEPCO Dr.
Dale Klein said in an interview with VICE News, published Sunday.
China may unveil homegrown OS rivals to Windows, Google and Apple
RT - Following revelations of America’s National Security Agency’s
global internet surveillance system, combined with a desire to enhance
domestic production, China is beating a path towards unveiling its own
operating systems in October.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
FBI to probe tampering claims in OKC bombing records case
Salt Lake Tribune - A federal judge on Monday ordered the FBI to
investigate an allegation of witness tampering in a July trial
on Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue’s lawsuit seeking Oklahoma City
The Suicide of Robin Williams: Why We Need a Grand Jury Inquest
to Investigate It
Global Research - Robin Williams, entered a psychiatric facility
in Minnesota (July 1, 2014). He had been given an as yet unknown
cocktail of prescription drugs that resulted in his losing
weight and withdrawing from his loved ones, sleeping, after his
discharge later that month, in his darkened bedroom up to 20
hours a day, in an apparent drug-induced stupor.
Heavily Armed SWAT Team Swarms Cal State… Because of an Umbrella
Mac Slavo - In San Marcos, California, where students and staff
members are always looking out for potential domestic
terrorists, a call to 9-1-1 prompted a full university lock-down
and brought elite members of the police department out in force.
The incident began when someone called police to report a gunman
on campus carrying an assault rifle.
Michael Brown funeral draws thousands along with celebrities,
civil rights leaders
RT - Thousands of people attended a Baptist church in Missouri
on Monday in order to mourn and celebrate the life of Michael
Brown, a young, unarmed black man who died after being shot by
Lies Exposed: DOJ Admits “Missing” IRS Emails DO Exist
The Daily Sheeple - In a stunning turn of events, Department of
Justice attorneys for the IRS admitted that Lois Lerner’s emails
DO exist on a backup server after all.
National Guard Remains in Ferguson Days After Withdrawal
Mikael Thalen - A promise to remove National Guard troops from
Ferguson, Mo. has yet to be fulfilled despite Gov. Jay Nixon’s
withdrawal order last Thursday afternoon. After arriving last
Monday to “ensure the safety and welfare of the citizens,”
National Guard troops have remained stationed at the law
enforcement-run Unified Command Center several miles from the
Ferguson Officer Who Shot Mike Brown to Get $250,000 in
mashable.com - A campaign to support Darren Wilson, the officer
who shot six bullets into unarmed Ferguson resident Mike Brown
and killed him, has collected nearly a quarter-million dollars
in just four days' worth of online donations — and that money
will go to Wilson and his family, according to the creators of a
controversial fundraising page on the website GoFundMe.
Active shooter reported at U.S. Army's Fort Lee in Virginia
(Reuters) - A U.S. soldier armed with a pistol fatally wounded
herself after barricading herself in a building at Fort Lee,
Virginia, sparking a lockdown of the Army base, officials said.
There is an 800% Higher Probability Americans Will be Killed by
Police Than by a Terrorist
Martin Armstrong - The risk is 800% greater that you will be
killed by POLICE rather than a terrorist. The Economist has
reported the death by police so far are ZERO in Japan and
Britain, 8 in Germany and 409 in America.
Why "Good Cops" Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam
Pro Liberate - “I can't get killed for this job,” observed one
of Adam Basford's former colleagues in the Yakima Police
Department, explaining why he had refused to come to Basford's
aid during a hand-to-hand struggle with an armed suspect. “I
thought we were going to get killed, so I had to leave you
Liberals finally react to Rand Paul calling Hillary a “War Hawk”
iroots.org "…If you wanna see a transformational election in our
country, let the Democrats put forward a war hawk like Hillary
Clinton, and you’ll see a transformation like you’ve never
seen." – Sen. Rand Paul
Burger King deal: A tax dodge whopper?
CNBC News - Burger King's move to acquire the Canadian
restaurant chain Tim Hortons would give the U.S. fast food giant
a major presence north of the border. It would also save the
company a whopper of a tax bill. The deal would be the latest in
a once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" that
is turning the debate over U.S. tax reform upside down.
'Cash for Clunkers' actually hurt the auto industry
stltoday.com - We've written repeatedly about the many flaws of
the 2009 "Cash for Clunkers" program. It made used cars more
expensive, wasted resources and merely shifted people's
car-buying plans forward a few months.
USGS Records 125 North Bay Earthquakes Following Napa Tremor
With More To Come
CBS News - In just over 24 hours following the 3:20 a.m Sunday
earthquake the USGS recorded 124 minor quakes and counting in
the area. The seismic activity is clustered around the epicenter
and to the north near the Geysers, a region known for regular
ground shaking. The largest of the tremors was 3.6 magnitude,
just hours after the initial earthquake.
Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes
USA Today - A fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California
town of Weaverville forced the evacuation of about 150 homes and
is threatening about 500 additional residences, authorities said
Weather Warfare Against Innocent Populations Of The World
Geoengineering Watch - It is a matter of historical fact that
weather warfare has been waged against countries that resist the
global power cabal, we would be very naive to think the same
tactics would not be used against civilian populations that
don’t want to conform to the global elite.
Is YOUR Gmail at risk? Experts reveal it's possible to hack
accounts with a 92% success rate - and their method works on ANY
Daily Mail - Smartphone users are increasingly aware of the need
to take precautions to protect their personal data. But now a
team of researchers have identified a new weakness in Android,
Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to
steal personal information from unsuspecting users.
American Airlines flight diverted after gaming hacker group
tweets bomb threat
Ars Technica - Another series of depressingly common DDoS
attacks on a number of gaming servers became much more serious
this weekend when a bomb threat tweeted by a hacking collective
resulted in a commercial jet carrying Sony Online Entertainment
CEO John Smedley to be diverted from San Diego to Phoenix.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Farm Workers to Protest Forced Unionization in California
atr.org - Ms. Lopez and her colleagues at Fresno-based Gerawan
Farming Inc. do not want to be forced to pay 3 percent of their
wages to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Last November
Gerawan workers held a decertification election, but the
California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is refusing
to count the votes in a flagrant attempt to help the UFW rob the
workers of their hard-earned money.
Ebola virus: natural treatment options the mainstream media
(NaturalNews) ...while the mainstream media continues to exploit
the situation by seizing the opportunity to push a vaccine
agenda, a wealth of information is available for protecting
oneself from infection -- and treating it naturally if one does
fall ill with the disease.
60+ Natural ALS Cures the "Ice Washing" Campaign Isn't Funding!
Green Med Info - With $80,000,000 of your dollars raised, the
ALS foundation openly admits only 27% of the funds go to ALS
research, and sadly, virtually none of your donated money goes
to already proven natural solutions.
Back-to-School Vaccines: Know the Risks and Failures
Barbara Loe Fisher - As summer comes to an end, the drumbeat
promoting back-to-school vaccinations grows louder and louder in
America. Unlike children in Canada and the European Union, our
children must get dozens of doses of vaccines or they can't get
a public school education.
French wines tested, Endocrine-disrupting phthalates found in
more than half tested
(NaturalNews) Just as some men may have been switching from beer
to wine after realizing that hops in beer diminish testosterone
and boost estrogen, new research in France has discovered that
over half of those fine French wines contain phthalates, which
are hormone disruptors.
YouTube: How to Opt-Out Of Forced Vaccinations
Gary Franchi - Kids CAN go to school WITHOUT vaccines. For many
years, especially while many of these vaccinations were still
being developed, the majority of the population relied solely on
the CDC for their information about vaccines. In recent years,
large groups of people have started to question the overall
benefit of vaccinations. With so many people objecting to the
mandatory shots, we turn to Dr Mayer Eisenstein.
How to clean your arteries with this simple fruit
STEPin2 - A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis shows
that pomegranate may prevent or reverse the biggest risk factors
linked to heart conditions: atherosclerosis. According to the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “Atherosclerosis is a
disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries…over
time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries.
Stop Taking Antibiotics for Your UTI: 6 Solutions for Urinary
Natural Society - More than 8 million women will take a trip to
their doctor’s office this year to get antibiotics to treat
their urinary tract infections, and so will a lesser number of
men. But due to the development of antibiotic resistance,
treating this problem with antibiotics is the last thing you
should do -especially when there are other ways to treat this
20 All Purpose Remedies Using Essential Oils
Natural Blaze - I have compiled a go-to list of 20 great ways to
use essential oils to solve everyday ailments not only for you,
but your pets and children as well.
Tap Away Your Food Cravings in Minutes
Green Med Info - Don't beat yourself up when you give into your
food cravings. But some gentle tapping might help you make
better food choices the next time.
Declawing: The Routine Barbaric Procedure That Owners Still Sadly
Dr. Becker - This is a painful and emotional topic for me, and I believe
if owners truly understood the trauma this procedure can cause in their
pet's life, they might make wiser choices. After all, it is banned in
every civilized nation on the planet except for the US and Canada.
One Simple Way to Boost Your Bond with Your Dog
Dr. Becker - Research shows your "bonding" hormone, oxytocin, actually
spikes when you do this. Described in Psychology Today as the powerful
hormone that strengthens the bond between parents and children, and even
couples when they hug and kiss.
- August 25, 2014 - Today in History:
1718 - Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some
settled in present-day New Orleans.
1814 - The U.S. Library of Congress was destroyed by British forces.
1916 - The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S.
Department of the Interior.
1921 - The U.S. signed a peace treaty with Germany.
1941 - Soviet and British troops invaded Iran. This was in reaction to
the Shah's refusal to reduce the number of German residents.
1941 - Allied forces invaded Iran. Within four days the Soviet Union and
England controlled Iran.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill appropriating
funds for construction of the Pentagon.
1944 - Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces ending four years
of German occupation.
1944 - Romania declared war on Germany.
1950 - U.S. President Truman ordered the seizure of U.S. railroads to
avert a strike.
1972 - In Great Britain, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan) was
1978 - The Turin shroud believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ
went on display for the first time in 45 years.
1981 - The U.S. Voyager 2 sent back pictures and data about Saturn. The
craft came within 63,000 miles of the planet.
1983 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed a $10 billion grain pact..
1988 - Iran and Iraq began talks in Geneva after ending their eight
years of war.
1990 - Military action was authorized by the United Nations to enforce
the trade embargo that had been placed on Iraq after their invasion of
1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to an $11.3 billion settlement with
the state of Florida.
1998 - A survey released said that 1/3 of Americans use the Internet.
Experts: James Foley Beheading Video Likely Fake
Paul Joseph Watson - An international forensic science company which
does work for police forces across Britain found that, “James Foley’s
execution may have been staged, with the actual murder taking place
off-camera,” reports the Telegraph. The experts noted that despite
Foley’s executioner appearing to draw a knife across the neck area at
least six times, no blood is seen. The video itself does not show the
actual beheading, merely a still image which purports to show Foley’s
decapitated head resting on his body.
War planes bombard Libyan capital as Islamists seize control of Tripoli
RT - War planes have bombarded Tripoli, while the city’s main airport
was severely damaged by fire. This came a day after it was captured by
rebel fighters, the Fajr Libya (Dawn of Libya) coalition, who also says
it has control of the Libyan capital.
Russia Asks If America Is Still Fit To "Participate In Solving
Zero Hedge - More and more questions are being raised about the ability
of the current US administration to participate in the development of
realistic and pragmatic approaches to international problems, to
adequately assess the situation in the various regions of the world." -
Russia Foreign Ministry.
Lavrov: Russia to send another humanitarian convoy to Ukraine
RT - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced plans for a
second humanitarian convoy to be sent to eastern Ukraine, urging all
foreign actors and agencies to participate.
7,000 Trapped Ukrainian Forces; IMF to Fund Ukraine Wars?
Blacklisted News - Ukraine is bankrupt. It accepted an $18 Billion IMF
Bailout in March, allegedly with strict conditions. Do those conditions
allow war funding?
How the Globalists Are Raping Africa (and the Rest of the World, Too)
(Truthstream Media) The United States just led the first ever
U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, hosting figures from throughout the African
continent to discuss its development. But despite typical rhetoric about
lifting populations out of poverty and addressing Ebola outbreak
concerns, the core of the conference was about promoting American-based
multinational business in Africa.
Anti-govt forces ‘circle 1000s of Kiev troops, capture 2 tank
battalions’ in E.Ukraine
RT - After sustained defensive combat against Ukrainian troops in the
self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk during August, rebels are
now reporting of entrapping two large groups of Kiev troops and seizing
military hardware in a counteroffensive.
White House Accuses Russia Of Painting Military Vehicles White
Zero Hedge - The White House issued a statement proclaiming that today,
in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian
military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way
into Ukraine… President Obam took time away from the course on Martha’s
Vineyard to chat with Angela Merkel and then issued a joint statement
somewhat sheepishly noting that this is “further provocation” and
represents a “dangerous escalation.”
‘Significant force’ of elite UK troops on the ground in Iraq
Daily Mail - The Mail on Sunday has been given a detailed account of how
elite troops from the SAS and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR)
are conducting high-tech operations inside Syria and Iraq, which could
lead to the capture of the extremists within days. It emerged as reports
suggested that British intelligence services had identified the true
identity of the terrorist who beheaded Mr Foley...
Inside the ISIS gift shop: Online jihadist spring/summer collection of
T-shirts, hoodies and baseball caps shocks internet
Daily Mail - ISIS appears to be stepping up its campaign to attract an
international support base after clothing and memorabilia promoting the
group appeared online.
US journalist freed in Syria after 2 years in captivity
RT - American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released by his
kidnappers to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, Syria after being
held captive for nearly two years by Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front. The Qatari
government is said to have negotiated his release.
Israel levels high-rise buildings in Gaza: ‘They housed Hamas op
RT - IDF air strikes have leveled two multi-story buildings in Gaza;
both are said to have housed Hamas facilities. The new tactic of
bringing down entire buildings has been tested amid a new escalation of
tensions in the Israeli-Gaza conflict.
Israeli spy drone downed near Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant
RT - "The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it
intended to penetrate the off-limit nuclear area in Natanz... but was
targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the
area," Reuters quotes the statement by the Revolutionary Guards.
China declares Australia a military threat over US war pact
Epoch Times - The United States currently has 1,200 troops from the
Marine Corps and Air Force training with Australian troops for
humanitarian and disaster relief. The defense agreement will increase
the number of U.S. troops at Darwin in northern Australia to 2,500. The
Chinese regime is none too pleased about the agreement, however.
China hosts largest ever military drill with Russia, other SCO nations
RT - China’s Inner Mongolia is hosting the biggest military drill ever
held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The training of 7,000
servicemen from five SCO member states is set to test troops’
effectiveness in fighting terrorism.
The Causes of the MH17 Crash are “Classified”. Ukraine, Netherlands,
Australia, Belgium Signed a “Non-disclosure Agreement”
Blacklisted News - In the framework of the 4-country agreement signed on
8 August between Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia,
information on the progress and results of the investigation of the
disaster will remain classified.
Argentina and 10 more countries near bankruptcy
Birch Gold Group - The third-largest Latin American economy Argentina
failed to make scheduled payments on its government bonds at the end of
July. Credit agency Moody's Investors Service reported a spike in
Argentina’s one-year Sovereign EDF (Expected Default Frequency) to 48%
in one week.
China's Genetically Modified Rice Trial Reports 3 Times Higher Leukemia
Natural Society - It appears that an alleged illegal GM rice trial on
University students in China has led to an incidence rate of acute
leukemia of up to 3 times the normal rate in the country. Following the
alleged GM rice trial, it was discovered from the Huazhong Agricultural
University that ‘over 10 students now have leukemia within a 4-year
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Gov’t Fear Factory: ‘ISIS Is Here,’ Just in Time for Another
(Truthstream Media) The government has been doing a whole lot of
talking lately about the 9/11-style threat ISIS poses on
American soil, how ISIS is like ‘nothing the Pentagon has ever
seen’ and how ISIS is likely already here… and all just in time
right before another 9/11 anniversary! Fancy that.
School District Bans Talking About Ferguson
reason.com - Google Maps tells me that Edwardsville, Illinois,
is just a 33-minute drive from Ferguson, Missouri. It seems
natural that Edwardsville students might want to talk about the
events drawing national attention so close to their own
homes—but they best not do it at school. As of Wednesday,
talking about the Michael Brown shooting and surrounding events
is prohibited in Edwardsville classrooms.
Police militarizing with few checks on power, expert says
The Washington Times - ‘“Some of these city councils only become
aware of what their police have and what they’ve been doing in
the wake of a tragedy,” said Tim Lynch, the director of the
Project on Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, a libertarian
think-tank.... “Then members of the city council start asking
questions that should have been asked initially,” he said. “Does
this community that hasn’t had a murder in ten years need an
armored personnel carrier?”
Map: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
WSJ - Recently, Target, Starbucks and Chipotle have asked their
patrons not to bring their guns. After petitions by gun-control
groups such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,
Kroger said it would uphold local and state laws in the 34
states it operates.
Open Letter of Warning to Governor Nixon From Missouri Oath
Oath Keepers - This is an Assault on the Bill of Rights. There
are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of
our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. - Marine General
Smedley Butler – Two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Thousands protest police violence in New York, call for justice
in chokehold death (PHOTOS)
RT - Thousands of people gathered on New York’s Staten Island on
Saturday as they protested against police violence and called
for justice in the case of an unarmed man killed by an officer
via an illegal chokehold.
Ret. Police Captain: Feds Use Provocateurs to Influence Public
Kit Daniels - Capt. Ray Lewis, who retired from the Philadelphia
Police Department in 2004 after serving 24 years and was present
during the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests, said undercover
provocateurs “infiltrated Occupy Wall Street like crazy” as a
way to influence public opinion against the protestors, a
strategy which is also used against other movements critical of
Maryland Sheriff Refuse To Enforce Federal Gun Laws
patriotwars.org - With more states passing stronger gun control
laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking their role as
defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such
restrictions and, in some cases, refusing to enforce the laws.
Sheriff Mike Lewis considers himself the last man standing for
the people of Wicomico County, Maryland.
What's $100 Really Worth In Each State?
Zero Hedge - Regional price differences are strikingly large,
and have serious policy implications. The same amount of dollars
are worth almost 40 percent more in Mississippi than in DC, and
the differences become even larger if metro area prices are
considered instead of statewide averages.
Goldman to Pay $3.15 Billion to Settle Mortgage Claims
NY Times - Goldman Sachs is paying its largest bill yet to
resolve a government lawsuit related to the financial crisis.
The bank said on Friday that it had agreed to buy back $3.15
billion in mortgage bonds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to end
a lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Federal Housing Finance Agency,
the federal regulator that oversees the two mortgage companies.
Why The Fed’s Outrageous Gift To Foreign Banks—- Risk Free
Aribitrage On IOER—Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
David Stockman - This profit stripping operation is simple.
Foreign banks on Wall Street borrow from money market funds at
an infinitesimal 3-6 basis points and then shuffle the loot down
to 33 Liberty Street where the New York Fed pays them 25 basis
points on the same funds. This gift is known as the IOER payment
for excess reserves.
48 suspicious banking deaths
hangthebankers.com - Whether these are genuine deaths or
something more sinister one thing is for certain, banking is
becoming one of the most dangerous industries to be involved in
right now with an extremely high death per employee ratio.
Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced
that it lost $573 million over the last three months
The Huffington Post - Slow wage growth has meant low- and
middle-income Americans just don’t have enough money to spend at
places like Sears and Kmart. More people are turning to dollar
stores, which offer discounts in urban locations that don’t
require a car and gas to get to a suburban mall.
YouTube: Food City- Salute
This is a great 1-minute commercial. Not a word spoken and none
needed..... At Food City, we honor those people that serve and
protect our country, and we know that without the men and women
who watch out for us, we would not have any of the luxuries we
do. We are the land of the free because of the brave and we
Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The
Shaking In California
Economic Collapse - If you thought that the earthquake that
struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait
until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will
read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is
dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the "Ring of
Fire" which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the
6.0-magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco Bay area, injuring
at least 120, three critical, and starting six fires
NY Daily News - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco
Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending
scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic
buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and
businesses in California’s wine country.
Related article and video.
Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters
of What We See and Read?
firstlook.org - There have been increasingly vocal calls for
Twitter, Facebook and other Silicon Valley corporations to more
aggressively police what their users are permitted to see and
read.... This week, the announcement by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
that the company would prohibit the posting of the James Foley
beheading video and photos from it (and suspend the accounts of
anyone who links to the video) met with overwhelming approval.
Cyber attack on government contractor exposes undercover agents
RT - Multiple undercover investigators had their personal data
exposed to hackers after a cyber attack struck a key contractor
of the Department of Homeland Security in early August.
Researchers Achieve First Successful Telepathic Transfer
The Daily Sheeple - Now an international team is declaring a
successful brain-to-brain data transfer between a person sitting
in India to a receiving person in France. Journal PLOSone
reports that the first brain-to-brain interface has been
achieved, and that “brain stimulation techniques are now
available for the realization of non-invasive computer-brain
Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some
experts argue it's because humans have reached their
Daily Mail - Westerns have lost 14 IQ points on average since
the Victorian age, according to a study published by the
University of Amsterdam last year. Jan te Nijenhuis thinks this
could be because intelligent women tend to have less children
than women who are not as clever, The Huffington Post reported.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
What's in Your Straw – Reasons To Buy Organic
Farmer Brian - Do you mulch with straw?... Straw is a by-product
of grain production, so most likely it came from a conventional
field running some variation of corn (GMO Bt), soybeans
(Round-Up Ready), and cereal grain rotation.... Many large hay
farms only run a hayfield a few years before spraying herbicide
to kill off the vegetation, and then reseeding the field (and
applying commercial fertilizers).
CDC Whistleblower Links MMR Vaccine to Autism; Story Promptly
(Truthstream Media) - Shocking revelations about alleged CDC
misconduct in a study investigating the link between autism and
vaccines has been made even worse by an active campaign to
censor and silence the issue in the media.
Special Report: Corntamination — Edible GMO Hepatitis B Vaccines
(Truthstream Media) In a special investigative report, we
followed the trail of biopharming, where science is using
genetically engineered crops to grow pharmaceutical and vaccine
components. Some of these treatments are developed to be eaten
directly as food.
To Protect Your Heart, Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is More
Important Than Your Overall Salt Intake
Dr. Mercola - Salt provides two elements – sodium and chloride –
both of which are essential for life. Your body cannot make
these elements on its own, so you must get them from your diet.
However, not all salts are created equal.
Foods scientifically proven to kill cancer
(NaturalNews) In order to defeat cancer and ensure there is no
recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune
system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished?
Detox, detox, detox and achieve a slightly alkaline pH, while
filling the body with the best, organic, nutritionally dense
Rob Schneider says he has smoking gun on CDC vaccine-autism
Jon Rappoport - Here is a copy of a letter actor and comedian
Rob Schneider sent to California Governor Jerry Brown’s office
Friday.... "As a concerned citizen of the State of California, I
feel compelled to share with you proof the CDC committed fraud
(I have copies of the original CDC report that was later
suppressed and fraudulently changed)...."
CNN iReport on CDC whistleblower spreads like wildfire, then
The Truth Barrier - CNN is now overtly complicit in the
mainstream media blackout of the developing story of CDC
whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who stepped forward and
revealed that he had partaken in cooking data attempting to
minimize the truth about the toxicity of the MMR vaccine in
infants and the increased risk of developing autism.
Related articles and
Scientists Discover Why 1 in 5 People Attract Mosquitoes Like
Dr. Mercola - If you harbor these strange scents, mosquitoes can
sniff you out 50 yards away. Find out what works best to keep
them away, and the one flying insect that controls mosquitoes
nearly as effectively as bats. I have literally thousands of
them flying in my back yard.
9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers
Dr. Mercola - Cucumbers contain disease-fighting nutrients and a
unique blend of characteristics that could give your health a
Research Finds Rare Vine Naturally ‘Halts Breast Cancer
Natural Society - In a relatively new study published July of
2013 in Plos One, we are introduced to yet another breast cancer
treatment which is completely non-invasive and inexpensive. A
well-known herb [Gynura
procumbens ] used throughout Southeast Asia belonging to the
Asteraceae family, and used in Malaysian recipes for decades is
rendering breast cancer cell lines defunct.
Pet Food: Failed Guaranteed Analysis
Susan Thixton - The State of Illinois found 16 pet foods to “fail”
random testing in 2013; the pet foods did not test to match the claimed
“Guaranteed Analysis” as stated on labels. No product was recalled even
though each of these pet foods were mislabeled.... How can consumers
ever trust manufacturers and regulatory authorities if ‘guarantees’ hold
- August 22, 2014 - Today in History:
1770 - Australia was claimed under the British crown when Captain James
Cook landed there.
1775 - The American colonies were proclaimed to be in a state of open
rebellion by England's King George III.
1846 - The U.S. annexed New Mexico.
1851 - The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to
win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
1902 - In Hartford, CT, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the
first president of the United States to ride in an automobile.
1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ began to
manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, sold
1910 - Japan formally annexed Korea.
1941 - Nazi troops reached the outskirts of Leningrad during World War
1973 - Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S. President
Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year.
1984 - The last Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in New
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed an order for calling
reservists to aid in the build up of troops in the Persian Gulf.
1990 - The U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in
Kuwait would not be closed under President Saddam Hussein's demand.
1991 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev returned to Moscow after the collapse of the
hard-liners' coup. On the same day he purged the men that had tried to
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed legislation that ended guaranteed
cash payments to the poor and demanded work from recipients.
2003 - Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal
to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument
from the rotunda of his courthouse.
2005 - The last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip, ending decades of
Israel's turbulent occupation.
Council On Foreign Relations: The Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s – Not
Putin’s – Fault
Washington Post - CFR’s flagship publication – Foreign Affairs – has
just published a piece blaming the Ukraine crisis on the West. The piece
by John Mearsheimer – in it’s September/October 2014 issue – accurately
notes: The United States and its European allies share most of the
responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO
enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine
out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West....
Chinese Jet Threatened U.S. Intelligence Aircraft
freebeacon.com - A Chinese jet fighter flew dangerously close to a U.S.
Navy P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft near Japan this week in an
encounter that highlights China’s continued aggressiveness in the
Yemen on high alert as rebels push to overthrow government
Deutsche Welle - Tens of thousands of Shiite rebel supporters are in the
capital Sanaa in a bid to topple the government. Thousands of armed
rebels strengthened their position on Wednesday as they pressed on with
IDF mobilizing 10,000 reservists after Israel targets senior Hamas
jpost.com - The cabinet approved the measure after the air force carried
out an overnight targeted assassination of two senior Hamas terrorists
and a lower ranking terrorist in the Gaza Strip.
469 Gaza children killed, over 370,000 need ‘psychosocial aid’ – UNICEF
RT - At least 469 children have been killed and over 3,000 injured in
Gaza since the start of the Israeli offensive, a senior UN Children’s
Fund (UNICEF) official said, adding that more than 370,000 Palestinian
kids require “immediate psychosocial first aid.”
"Isolation Procedures Put In Place" After Ebola Suspect Dies In Ireland;
Ebola-Like Disease Claims 70 In Congo
Zero Hedge - Last week Ireland rushed to deny that a man with Ebola-like
symptoms who was being tested in Dublin, did not have the disease. It
may find such a refutation more difficult this time after Irish Times
reported that a man was found dead last night in Donegal, after working
in Sierra Leone, the epicenter of the current Ebola outbreak, and where
"it is understood that a number of colleagues had contracted the virus."
US, Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees
Common Dreams - The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the
final stages of weighing approval for the commercialization of
genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first
such permits anywhere in the world.
Humanitarian convoy: First trucks with Russian aid may enter Ukraine on
RT - Trucks with Russian humanitarian aid to war-torn eastern Ukraine
are going through customs at the border. Following a delay caused by the
Ukrainian side, the convoy may finally start moving to its destination
on Friday, a Red Cross official said.
As fighting continues in Gaza, airstrikes kill Hamas leader’s wife and
benswann.com - After a week-long ceasefire was called as leaders from
Hamas and Israel met in Cairo, Egypt, to hold peace-talks, air strikes
have resumed and claimed the lives of over 19 Palestinians, including
the wife and child of Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif.
Banned on YouTube: ISIS beheading American James Wright Foley
Liveleak - [Warning: Graphic Video] ISIS released a video bragging about
how they have beheaded U.S. freelance journalist James Foley, who was
taken prisoner in Syria in 2012. Another U.S. journalist shown in the
video who is believed to be Steven Sotloff, was captured at the
Syria-Turkey border in 2013.
UK Police: Merely Watching James Foley Beheading Video May Be an Act of
Paul Joseph Watson - British police have warned the public that merely
watching the James Foley beheading video may be a criminal offense under
terrorism legislation, a draconian escalation that threatens to create
an ominous pretext for the free flow of information on the Internet.
Video clues that could unmask James Foley's murderer
The Telegraph - Despite being filmed deliberately in a barren,
featureless landscape with the killer wearing a hood, the four-minute
film has a wealth of information, including the killer’s voice, height
and the fact he is left-handed.
French ex-hostage of Isil 'knows' James Foley’s killer
Aafia Siddiqui: the Pakistani female scientist 'on Isil's list of
The Telegraph - The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil)
reportedly called for the release of a female Pakistani scientist with
ties to al-Qaeda in exchange for James Foley. According to the New York
Times, Isil sent through a "laundry list" of demands to the United
States which included the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-trained
neuroscientist currently incarcerated in a prison in Texas.
Quarantined In Germany After West African Worker Collapses in a Job
Underground Medic - A West African woman working at a job centre in the
Pankow district of Berlin has collapsed with Ebola-like symptoms
sparking the emergency quarantine of 600 people. Having recently
returned from West Africa she has admitted she had contact with Ebola
victims in Nigeria.
Venezuela may soon require fingerprinting to purchase groceries.
1newsjunkie - President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting
system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages
by keeping people from buying too much of a single item. He calls it an
"anti-fraud system" like the fingerprint scan the country uses for
Iceland launched a debt cancellation initiative for mortgage holders
IceNews - Each debt could see as much as 26,000 euros knocked off the
total due. On Sunday, the country’s tax authorities launched the
leidretting.is website, where homeowners can file their application.
Some 5,000 people registered in the opening two hours, said one of the
site’s technical managers.
End of the line: GMO production in China halted
RT - In a surprise U-turn, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided
not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Raytheon & the NSA will now be recording everyone's license
plate in Massachusetts
MassPrivatei - Technology and defense giant Raytheon was
recently awarded a $130 million contract to install
all-electronic tolling systems on the Massachusetts Turnpike and
at several local tunnels. A unit of the company’s Integrated
Defense Systems business will install the system over the next
year and a half.
VIDEO: City Hall Protesters Demand "Drone-Free LAPD"
NBC News - Protesters gathered outside LA's city hall Thursday
morning, chanting "drone-free LAPD" to demand a halt to what
they called an LAPD plan to use drones to spy on citizens.
New Bill In Congress Would Ban Private Citizens From Owning Body
Economic Collapse - Representatives "would prohibit the sale,
transfer or possession of military-level body armor by
civilians". In other words, private citizens all over the entire
nation would be permanently banned from owning body armor if
this bill gets passed and signed into law. The bill that I am
talking about is H.R. 5344 (The Responsible Body Armor
Possession Act), and you can view the proposed legislation for
Chuck Hagel Goes Full Fearmonger: "ISIS Poses Greater Threat
Than 9/11, Prepare For Everything"
Zero Hedge - US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talks about the
"imminent threat" ISIS poses to the US and the World.. .and
pulls no punches in his total fearmongery..."ISIL poses a threat
greater than 9/11.
Experimental drug success: US Ebola doctor discharged after
RT - An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while
treating patients in Liberia has been discharged after being
treated with the experimental drug, ZMapp. Kent Brantley was
treated in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; a
second doctor with Ebola Nancy Writebol was also treated with
ZMapp there and was released Tuesday. Both recovered just in
nearly three weeks of treatment.
Governor Nixon orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson
fox2now.com - Governor Jay Nixon order the National Guard to
start pulling out of Ferguson Thursday. The Governor made the
announcement in a news release saying the National Guard would
coordinate the effort with the Missouri Highway Patrol.
County police report 155 arrests since Michael Brown was killed
Washington Post - The numbers are very likely an understatement
of the total number of those taken into custody, as numerous
residents and journalists have been detained and released
without being charged. The list obtained by the Post only
includes those held in St. Louis County facilities. It is likely
that there are others who have been arrested and held in
Judge Orders DOJ to Provide List of 'Fast & Furious' Documents
Obama Tried to Shield
CNS News - A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to
provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center
of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program
called Operation Fast and Furious.
Former CIA Officer Says ISIS and Mexican Drug Cartels
Kurt Nimmo - A former CIA officer, now a security consultant who
regularly appears on Fox News, told the Laura Ingraham Show
Thursday ISIS and Mexican drug cartels communicate with each
other. “We’ve had good intel over the years about al-Qaeda,
about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican
cartels… in an effort to try to exploit our southern border,”
Mike Baker told Ingraham.
Rick Perry Warns ISIS May Already Be in the United States
National Review - “I think there is the obvious great concern
that because of the condition of the border, from the standpoint
of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating
across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states
could be [entering the country],” Perry said during an event
hosted by National Review and the Heritage Foundation in
Nanny State and Police State Unite to Arrest Boy For Bringing
the Word "Gun" to School
Activist Post - This time, the danger to society was a
16-year-old boy from Summerville, S.C. who went so far as to
write a fictional statement about killing a dinosaur with a gun.
A Repeat of Black Wednesday? Soros Bets $2 Billion On Stock
Market Collapse: Massive Inflation Ahead
The Daily Sheeple - Take a long, hard look at your personal
preparations and plug any holes while you can because if Soros
and his multi-billionaire cronies have their way, then the time
you have left to do so is a lot shorter than you may have
The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare
CNS News - 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that
received benefits from one or more federally funded
“means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the
fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by
the Census Bureau.
Profit Down 62% For Another Major US Retailer
wealthydebates.com - Sales at U.S. mass merchandisers such as
Target and Wal-Mart Stores Inc have been hit this year as
consumers struggling with stagnant wages and high inflation
Vermont Law first bee-friendly, neonicotinoid pesticide-free
campus in nation
VTDigger - Vermont Law School has partnered with the Center for
Food Safety’s BEE Protective Campaign, making it the first
higher-education campus in the country to earn official
neonicotinoid pesticide-free designation.
Is Miami on the Brink of A Nuclear Disaster?
Green Med Info - The Turkey Point facility has a canal-based
cooling system, technology like something out of the Dark Ages.
What happens if that system fails as it appears to be doing now?
Will the non-canal based cooling back up system (diesel-based)
work? These questions need to be asked and answered, but the
most poignant question of all is: is a core infrastructure
failure occurring and responsible for the insufficient cooling
system the plant is experiencing?
YouTube: Proof Radiation Is Killing The Pacific
Jeff Rense - This video [22 minutes] features highlights of Dana
Durnford & Terry Daniel's video Podcast. Very special thanks to
Dana & his team for all the hard word and research they have
gathered concerning Fukushima radiation and the dying Pacific
Ocean. Without individuals such as Dana stepping up to get us
the real data in the field, much of this type of information
would not be available to the general public.
Video Response to Dana Dernford
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Artist creates amazing multicolored tree that produces 40 types
(NaturalNews) Imagine picking 40 different types of fruit from a
single tree. This is precisely the goal of New York-based
sculptor and artist Sam Van Aken. The Tree of 40 Fruit can
simultaneously produce apricots, almonds, nectarines, peaches,
plums and cherries.
Vampire plants inject their prey with RNA
(NaturalNews) A scientist from Virginia Tech University has
found a potentially new form of plant communication, one that
permits them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic
information with each other.
15,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled after customers
complain about pieces of plastic
(NaturalNews) On Wednesday, August 8, Applegate Natural and
Organic Meats voluntarily issued a recall for "Applegate
Naturals Chicken Nuggets" with the "Best Before" date of
February 5, 2015, according to a report by United Press
International.... he contaminated chicken nuggets are
manufactured by Perdue, a Georgia-based company hired by
Applegate to help "co-pack" their products.
Life-threatening, infectious bacteria develop resistance to
antiseptic used in hospital baths
(NaturalNews) An interventional measure that some hospitals have
put in place to combat the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs" is
actually causing more of them to emerge, suggests a new study
published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital
8 ways to recognize cancer earlier without harmful medical
(NaturalNews) With all the high tech screenings, procedures,
drugs, and research, one would have to think that the "war on
cancer" would be seeing some forms of success. Yet, men still
have a slightly less than 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing
cancer, and for women, the risk is a little more than 1 in 3.
Approximately 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people 55
years of age and older.
USDA announces crack-down on companies deceptively using
'organic' in brand names
(NaturalNews) The USDA recently announced a crack-down on the
organic market, as it reins in misleading language on food
product packaging that often confuses consumers with vague
"organic" promises. "Unless a food product is certified organic
it cannot display, overtly, the word 'organic' on the front
panel of the product," said Mark A. Kastel, Codirector at The
Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog.
Top health benefits of dill
(NaturalNews) Dill seeds are similar in taste and appearance to
caraway seeds. The flavor and aroma of these light brown, oval
seeds is citrus and sweet with a slightly bitter edge. In
addition to its usefulness as a spice in foods, dill has a
number of health benefits. A few of them are explained below.
Eating more of these 5 foods can help improve your eye health
(NaturalNews) Vision is one of mankind's most valued senses.
Unfortunately, for many it's susceptible to extremely
degenerative conditions. In the United States alone, nearly $7
billion is spent to treat cataracts, affecting about 22 million
Americans over the age of 40.
Vitamin D for Depression, Dementia, and Diabetes
Dr. Mercola - According to one recent study, seniors who have
low vitamin D levels may double their risk of dementia and
Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, compared to those with
vitamin D levels in the normal range: Those with low levels had
a 53 percent increased risk for dementia, and a 70 percent
higher risk of Alzheimer's. Severely deficient individuals had a
125 percent higher risk for dementia and 120 percent higher risk
New Research Links Ramen Noodles To Heart Disease, Stroke and
preventdisease.com - The dangers of ramen noodles are
self-evident to most, however there will always be those who
will deny the dangers of consuming them. After all, it's a
staple food for college kids so how bad could it be? It can't
kill you right? New research from Baylor University and Harvard
says it can. The noodles increase people's risk of metabolic
changes linked to heart disease and stroke, researchers found.
4 Ancient Superfoods and their Timeless Benefits
Natural Society - Which foods should be on your superfoods list?
Here are some timeless superfoods options to consider.
7 Reasons You Should Practice Yoga
Natural Society - This centuries-old practice has taken on
incredible life in the West and it seems if you aren’t doing
yoga, you are the odd one out. Fortunately, it’s never too late
to pick up a new and healthy habit. If you need a reason to
practice yoga, here are seven.
Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases significantly with
STEPin2 - According to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology,
Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association
for Cancer Research, postmenopausal women who in the past four
years had started physical activity of about four hours per week
had a lower risk of invasive breast cancer compared with women
who exercised less.
Antibacterial soap exposes health workers to high triclosan
Natural Blaze - Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes
hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of
triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by
researchers from UC San Francisco.
- August 21, 2014 - Today in History:
1831 - Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in
Virginia. He was later executed.
1841 - A patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton.
1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers,
judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY.
1912 - Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an Eagle
Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state. U.S. President Eisenhower also
issued the order for the 50 star flag.
1963 - In South Vietnam, martial law was declared. Army troops and
police began to crackdown on the Buddhist anti-government protesters.
1989 - Voyager 2, a U.S. space probe, got close to the Neptune moon
1993 - NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft. The fate of
the spacecraft was unknown. The mission cost $980 million.
1997 - Afghanistan suspended its embassy operations in the United
2002 - In Pakistan, President General Pervez Musharraf unilaterally
amended the Pakistani constitution. He extended his term in office and
granted himself powers that included the right to dissolve parliament.
2003 - In Ghana, businessman Gyude Bryant was selected to oversee the
two-year power-sharing accord between Liberia's rebels and the
government. The accord was planned to guide the country out of 14 years
of civil war.
2006 - British prosecutors announced that 11 people had been charged in
an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners bound for the United
2009 - Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to
lift a ban that prohibited sexually active gays and lesbians from
serving as ministers.
Islamic State Demanded $100Mln Ransom for US Journalist Foley says
RIA Novosti - Militants of the Islamic State (IS) group pressed the
United States for a $100 million ransom for the release of US journalist
James Foley, whose execution was later taped and video was released on
the Internet, The New York Times reported, citing a representative of
Hackers stole secret MH370-related documents from Malaysian officials
RT - A targeted phishing attack on a handful of Malaysian officials
involved in investigating the disappearance of flight MH370 in March
reportedly gave the perpetrators, presumably of Chinese origin, access
to a trove of classified material.
Russian Consumer Watchdog Inspects McDonald's in 18 Regions Over
RIA Novosti - Four McDonald’s restaurants were temporarily closed in
Moscow on Wednesday after numerous violations of sanitary regulations
had been found at the popular fast food outlet’s branches, with
Rospotrebnadzor saying McDonald’s products contain more fat, protein and
carbohydrates than allowed by the country’s “technological norms."
Some Commanders of Insurgency in Iraq Retreat to Syria
Nasdaq - U.S. airstrikes have driven some ground commanders of the Sunni
radical group Islamic State from northern Iraq across the border into
Syria, Iraqi officials say.
Staged Provocations Ahead Possible US-Syrian War
Tony Cartalucci - With the alleged brutal murder of American journalist
James Wright Foley, a wave of anger and aggression across Western
audiences has been generated. Upon that wave rides two objectives. One
is to create plausible deniability for the West which created the
Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), the other is to create a further
pretext to justify a resurgence of direct US military intervention
across the region.
US Attempted To Rescue James Foley, Other ISIS Hostages, Failed Because
"Hostages Were Not Present"
Zero Hedge - U.S. special operations forces early this summer launched a
secret, major rescue operation in Syria to save James Foley and a number
of Americans held by the extremist group ISIS, but the mission failed
because the hostages weren’t there, senior administration officials told
ABC News today.
ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized
Tony Cartalucci - As early as 2007, the stage was being set for the
regional genocide now unfolding from Syria and Lebanon along the
Mediterranean to northern Iraq. The “sudden” appearance of the Islamic
State of Syria and Iraq, otherwise known as ISIS, betrays years of its
rise and the central part it played in Western-backed violence seeking
to overthrow the government of Syria starting in 2011 amid the cover of
the so-called “Arab Spring.”
Soldiers spill blood in Liberian Ebola slum as riot breaks out over the
quarantine of 50,000 residents
Daily Mail - (Graphic content) Liberian soldiers opened fire on
residents of a slum in their country's capital city today after it was
locked down in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola virus.
Canada’s Dirty Banks
Dean Henderson - (Excerpted from Chapter 4: Nicaraguan Contraband: Big
Oil & Their Bankers…) During the Nicaraguan contra war, the CIA ran a
guns-for-drugs operation out of Belize. One note in Oliver North’s
diaries read, “Proceed on White House project in Belize”. Another read,
“wants to contact drug people in Belize camps”.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Attorney General Eric Holder looks into Brown case
USA Today - Holder arrived as a local grand jury began hearing
evidence to determine whether Wilson should be charged in the
fatal shooting. The Justice Department is conducting a parallel
investigation into possible civil rights violations related to
the shooting. In an extraordinary move, he also ordered a
federal autopsy — the third forensic examination of the body,
which was hit at least six times by gunfire.
Special operations contractors deploy to St. Louis area
1776 Channel - Missouri-based private security contractor
Asymmetric Solutions, which employs elite former U.S. military
special operators, tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the company is
deploying a “high threat team in our own city”.... “We’ve been
to Baghdad, Kabul, KL, Manilla, Peshwar, Bogata. Never guessed
we would deploy a high threat team in our own city. #furgeson”.
Asymmetric Solutions employs former U.S. Navy SEALs and Army
Police Captain Unleashes Ferguson Riot Cops Against Journalists
Mikael Thalen - Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron
Johnson used riot police to intimidate, assault and arrest
journalists early Wednesday morning after several thrown bottles
ignited unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Mo.... Only moments
before the situation deteriorated, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs
attempted to alert an officer to a stash of bottles hidden under
a metal bin, seemingly in vane. After bottles on scene were
thrown at police, officers began singling out journalists for
one cop with an M4 rifle threatened to “f***ing kill”
Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended
kctv5.com - A police officer who was part of the effort to keep
peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for
pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then
cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said
Police beat innocent man in handcuffs, charge him with bleeding
on their uniforms
Police State USA - A man was taken to jail following a case of
mistaken identity and subsequently beaten and given trumped up
charges, including bleeding on the officers’ clothing as they
CDC: US Has Had 'at Least 68' Ebola Scares
Breitbart - Amid the news that two patients-- one in New Mexico
and one in California-- are currently being tested for Ebola in
hospitals due to matching symptoms, the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that there have been
"at least 68" such scares in the past three weeks.
Federal Judge Obliterates IRS Excuses for Losing Lerner's Emails
Breitbart - In a landmark victory for Judicial Watch, the
federal judge ordered the IRS to submit sworn declarations
detailing what happened to Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and what
steps were being taken to find them.
Student suspended for saying ‘bless you’ after classmate sneezed
fox6now.com - A young girl, who claims she was standing up for
her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after
breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate
Newly Released Memo Details Justification for Drone
Assassination of American Citizen
Ben Swann - Late Friday the U.S. Department of Justice released
a heavily redacted memo that deals with the targeted
assassination of American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. The Justice
Department was responding to a lawsuit filed by the American
Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times that sought to
uncover the legal justification for the drone bombing, which
lead to Awlaki’s death.
UN Boss Pushes “International Standards” for Ferguson Police
New American - As protests and looting continue in Ferguson,
Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, United
Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is demanding that local
law enforcement adhere to what his office cryptically referred
to as “international standards.”
Did Ferguson Police Use "Kill Switch" on Livestream Signal The
Moment They Created Chaos?
Activist Post - "It keep saying 'no network error'. We had a
foreign reporter on the roof with us and she wasn't able to get
a signal on her cell phone. And people on the ground were saying
'I can't tweet out.'" -Livestreamer Argus Radio.
Army to Continue ‘Black Helicopter’ Training Over Twin Cities
Paul Joseph Watson - The U.S. Army is set to continue training
exercises involving low flying “black helicopters” over
Minneapolis and St. Paul tonight despite residents and local
officials expressing outrage at the danger posed by the
VIDEO: Peacekeepers Or Provocateurs? RT Examines The National
Liberty Crier - From natural disasters to civil unrest, the
National Guard plays many roles and has a contradictory history.
At times preventing the integration of schools while at other
times protecting African-American protesters, deployment of the
military force is a often a sign of something gone wrong. RT’s
Manila Chan takes a look at the history and roles of the
California Sheriff's Deputies Shoot, Kill 13-Year-Old
Breitbart - Northern California sheriff's deputies have shot and
killed a 13-year-old boy after repeatedly telling him to drop
what turned out to be a replica assault rifle, sheriff's
officials and family members said.
Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners
Activist Post - In laboratory tests, the team was able to
successfully conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants
from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner. The team was also able to
modify the scanner operating software so it presents an
“all-clear” image to the operator even when contraband was
30 stats to show to anyone that does not believe the middle
class is being destroyed
Economic Collapse - The 30 statistics that you are about to read
prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class in
America is being systematically destroyed.
Bank of America agrees to $17bn fine over mortgage fraud says
RT - America’s second largest lender has reached a $17 billion
settlement with US federal authorities over selling bad
mortgages, according to sources close to the negotiations. The
bank will pay out $10 billion in cash and $7 billion for
consumer relief – such as modified home loans and refinanced
mortgages, AP reports, citing officials close to the
negotiations. The final verdict is due on Thursday.
Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer
AP - Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac
predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the
country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than
normal..... Most of the Northeast is expected to get more
snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal in New
UN Grabs for the Internet: CFR, Chatham House Lead Toward
New American - In a recent essay entitled, “The Strategic
Significance of the Internet Commons,” former Secretary of
Homeland Security Michael Chertoff describes cyberspace and the
Internet as a “global commons” that must come under “global
governance.” This is the latest salvo in an ongoing campaign by
a disparate congeries of internationalists, socialists,
communists, and jihadists to turn over control of the Internet
to some sort of regime under the United Nations.
Cyborg Moth "Biobots" Preparing For Flight
Activist Post - The military-science industrial complex
continues its pursuit of modeling drones after nature in order
to hide in plain sight. While there have been some successes in
this area with systems like RoboBee, nature's flight pattern is
proving to be difficult to perfectly replicate, as well as
providing steep challenges in energy consumption.
UPS says 51 stores infected with credit card stealing malware
Ars Technica - In an announcement posted Wednesday to its
website, UPS said that 51 locations, or around one percent of
its 4,470 franchised stores across the country, were found to
have been penetrated by a “broad-based malware intrusion.” The
company recorded approximately 105,000 transactions at those
locations, but does not know the precise number of cardholders
Will You Die Getting To Your Bug Out Location?
Underground Medic - I am frequently surprised by the approach
many Preppers take to their Bug-Out plans, especially those who
expect to drive to their retreat location.... Closed roads,
quarantine situations, hostile locals, gridlock, civil unrest,
martial law, are examples of the types of things a Prepper might
encounter when trying to bug-out to their retreat. So you must
plan your bug-out in a way that avoids, or at least minimizes,
Complications with allergy medications - 8 deadly effects to be
(NaturalNews) As allergy season continues, it is important to
remember that there are several natural options and that it is
not necessary to take Claritin and Benadryl this year. These
over-the-counter medications are highly dangerous and will put
people at risk of developing several complications if they take
Nearly half the children born in the last decade are at risk of
(NaturalNews) According to News Daily, a CDC study has
determined that two out five people born between 2000 and 2011
are expected to develop diabetes type 2. This rate is double
what it was two decades ago or men, and it's a 50 percent
increase for women.
Shatter stone herb cleanses liver, dissolves kidney and
(NaturalNews) If you struggle with kidney stones, or feel your
liver could use a tune-up, a small Amazonian berry offers a
powerful solution. A popular herb in Traditional Chinese
Medicine, and a favorite of naturopaths worldwide, Phyllanthyus
niruri (chanca piedra or "shatter stone" in Spanish) is known
for supporting kidney, bladder, liver and gallbladder health.
The berry also demonstrates significant antioxidant properties,
lowers blood pressure, balances blood sugar and is effective in
treating over 90 different issues.
Tattoo ink poisoning Americans
(NaturalNews) Body-art lovers have complained of scarring,
allergic reactions, and phototoxic reactions (adverse reaction
to light or sunlight), and depending on the type of pigment,
other complications can occur. Brightly colored plastic-based
pigments have been particularly problematic for some, and
glow-in-the-dark tattoos can be radioactive and toxic.
Common Antibiotic Linked with Heart Deaths
Natural Blaze - Recently, researchers have been going back to
study "time-tested" drugs only find inherent risk. For instance,
a common heart drug always believed to be inherently safe is now
believed to increase cardiac death. Some antibiotics were
recently shown to alter immunity and lead to respiratory disease
susceptibility later on. Clarithromycin, a common antibiotic -
lauded by WHO and used for wide variety of infections like
gastritis, skin, lung, throat and lyme - can now be added to the
Main Ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, Patented as an
Antibiotic, Destroying GI Tract
Natural Society - So why would the company seek a patent for an
herbicide to be used as an antibiotic? All the more important to
ask is, why is this toxic ingredient allowed to be used when it
has been proven again and again to allow toxic bacteria like
clostridium to flourish?
This winters ‘Flu Season’ is going to be the most dangerous one
of your life
Underground Medic - With Ebola showing the same symptoms as both
common flu and noroviruses, both of which are exceptionally
common in winter, Ebola could quite easily be mistaken for
either condition in the first instance, slipping through the net
until it’s later stages appear and by then it’s too late.If
Ebola makes it to our shores it will explode in winter and I
personally see no alternative other than self-imposed isolation.
17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World
preventdisease.com - Many people are finally becoming acquainted
with how plants such as cannabis are effective medicinally.
Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic,
spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so
many others whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever
mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in
How Your Morning Coffee Can Prevent Tinnitus
Natural Blaze - This discovery I’m referring to was a study
published in the American Journal of Medicine that shows women
who consumed higher amounts of caffeine were less likely to have
tinnitus. Their primary source of caffeine was coffee.
Study Identifies Anti-Cancer Properties of Honey Compounds
Natural Society - Honey is awesome, but could it be powerful
enough to treat cancer. Flavonoids and phenolic acids may be
responsible for honey’s anti-cancer properties.
- August 20, 2014 - Today in History:
1741 - Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska.
1866 - It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson that
the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped months
1914 - German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
1918 - The British opened its Western Front offensive during World War
1923 - The 1st American ship, the "Shenandoah," began its maiden voyage
in Lakehurst, NJ. on Sept. 14, 1923.
1940 - France fell to the Germans during World War II.
1953 - It was announced by the Soviet Union that they had detonated a
1964 - A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S. President
Lyndon B. Johnson.
1968 - The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading
Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague Spring" liberalization.
1977 - Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft was
carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in
dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
1985 - The original Xerox 914 copier was presented to the Smithsonian
Institute's Museum of American History. Chester Carlson was the man who
invented the machine.
1991 - A rally of more that 100,000 people occurred outside the Russian
parliament building to protest the coup that removed Gorbachev from
1997 - NATO troops seized six police stations in Banja Luka that had
been held by troops controlled by former Bosnian Serb President Radovan
1998 - Canada's Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede
without the federal government's consent.
1998 - U.S. military forces attacked a terrorist camp in Afghanistan and
a chemical plant in Sudan. Both targets were chosen for cruise missile
strikes due to their connection with Osama bin Laden.
1998 - The U.N. Security Council extended trade sanctions against Iraq
for blocking arms inspections.
2009 - Voting in Afghanistan's presidential election was marred by
rampant ballot-box stuffing. (Hamid Karzai was declared the winner in
2009 - The only man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
returned home to Libya after his release from a Scottish prison on
Air Defense Drills With Live Firing Under Way in South Russia – Defense
RIA Novosti - Russia is carrying out air defense drills with live firing
from S-300 and S-400 air defense systems at its Ashuluk testing range in
the southern Astrakhan Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said
Islamic State militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley
The Guardian - Militants from Islamic State (Isis) claimed to have
killed an American journalist long held captive in Syria in retaliation
for ongoing US air strikes against its forces in Iraq.
ISIS beheading: Militants ‘represent a direct threat’ to UK security
says Foreign Sec.
‘World’s most dangerous’: Iraq’s retaken Mosul Dam could cause 500,000
deaths in days
RT - Reports indicate that Kurdish and Iraqi forces have all but taken
back the key Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants. However it is
rigged with explosives which, together with other issues, could lead to
hundreds of thousands killed in just days.
Imran Khan leads tens of thousands in march on Pakistan parliament
RT - Some 30,000 anti-government protesters led by Pakistani opposition
leaders marched through Islamabad’s ‘Red Zone’, surrounding top
government buildings. While the army chose not to intervene, the PM is
reportedly considering a deal with the military.
Illegal Immigrants Detained In Albania With Ebola Symptoms: Montenegro
and Bulgaria Also have Individuals in Quarantine
Underground Medic - The Macedonian newspaper Vecer states that the five
are thought by police to be of Eritrean origin and that they arrived via
Greece during the last few days. They are being held at a medical
facility in Vlore, just over 80 miles from the nearest port in Italy.
Multinational scientists request help from the Pope to get destructive
GMOs banned in Brazil
(NaturalNews) When independent scientists and farmers start protesting
GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well,
the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have
decided to go papal.
Pentagon Deploys Fighter Jets to Eastern Europe
military.com - The Pentagon is sending a dozen fighter planes and nearly
200 personnel to Bulgaria for a training exercise as violence in Ukraine
continues to claim civilian lives. The 493rd Fighter Squadron out of
Lakenheath, England, will be going to Bulgaria for training exercises
starting Sept. 1. The unit will deploy with 12 F-15 Eagles and 180
personnel, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters Monday at the Pentagon.
US corporations boycott Glasgow over Gaza support
Tom Sullivan - Hundreds of US businesspeople have scrapped plans to
visit Glasgow, following the Scottish city’s decision to fly the
Palestinian flag following Israeli military operations in Gaza. The
visitors represented major US corporations such as Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil
and Coca-Cola, and were due to visit the Glasgow as a reward for
investing millions into its economy.
Ebola: Liberian Army Ordered to ‘Shoot on Sight’ Anyone Crossing Sierra
IBT - Liberia’s armed forces have been given orders to shoot people on
sight who are attempting to illegally cross the border from
Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, according to local media reports.
Ebola drug derived from GM tobacco could cause cancer, elephantiasis and
other serious side effects
(NaturalNews) Known as ZMapp, an experimental Ebola drug containing
derivatives of GM tobacco bears resemblances to earlier experimental
drugs that used the same technology -- and that failed miserably. One
experimental drug given to patients at Northwick Park Hospital in London
back in 2006 resulted in one man having his head swell, and several
others developing signs of cancer.
Building on lockdown in Berlin - EBOLA
Investment Watch - A placing agency in Berlin was isolated after a
suspected Ebola infection. For now, people who were on the second floor
of the building does not have the right to leave the building.
Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations
Channel News Asia - Cabin crew scheduled to work on some flights "have
not wanted to carry out their assignment", a spokesman for the company
told AFP. He refused to be drawn on numbers but said none of the flights
destined for the region had ultimately been left short-staffed.
In China, Beginnings Of A Foreclosure Crisis?
Forbes - Foreclosures are starting to be reported in China, home to the
most talked about housing market on earth. According to the 21st Century
Business Herald, three cities have reported increases in the number of
bank repos of Chinese properties. Has a foreclosure crisis begun in
China? If so, the China housing bears would have been vindicated.
How neonicotinoid pesticides are poisoning Canada's agriculture
rabble.ca - The Harvard researchers noted that although neonicotinoid
residues in their study were below levels allowed by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the way these levels are determined
"does not take into sufficient account the protection of human health
from long-term low-dose exposure." This is worrisome, given the mounting
evidence that exposure to nerve poison pesticides is a leading cause of
neurodegenerative disorders such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, and
‘There is full reason to expect an eruption’ of Iceland’s largest
Washington Post - Days ago, the rumbles started. They ripped through
central Iceland on Saturday, home to the Bardarbunga, the largest
volcanic system in the country. There were hundreds of the quakes, if
not thousands. But the biggest came early Monday morning — the largest
in the region since 1996.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Patient at Sacramento hospital may have Ebola
Daily Mail - The hospital’s Dr. Stephen Parodi said in the
release ‘We are working with the Sacramento County Division of
Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser
Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been
exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the
presence of the virus.
Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police
Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry
Washington’s Blog - Americans of all stripes oppose the
militarization of U.S. police forces.... So why does Congress
continue to approve militarization? For the same reason that
Congress members vote for NSA spying on Americans and go easy on
Wall Street criminals: money.
Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of
Breitbart - Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in
2016, turned himself in Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse.
He vowed he'd fight the charges "with every fiber of my being."
The Republican is accused of coercion and official oppression
for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public
integrity unit run by the Travis County district attorney's
US changing no-fly list rules
AP - The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that
there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a
situation deemed unconstitutional. In response, the Justice
Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next
six months. As of late last summer, about 48,000 people were on
the no-fly list.
Ferguson Police Busted – Attempt To Defame Shooting Victim Blows
Up In Their Face (VIDEO)
addictinginfo.org - When the Ferguson police department released
the name of Darren Wilson, they also chose to release video
footage which they claimed was of Michael Brown robbing a
convenience store for some cigars. The problem is, the video
shows Michael Brown at the register, paying for the cigars.
Another Police Shooting In St. Louis, Just 3 Miles From
Ferguson: "Suspect Dead At The Scene" - Live Feed
Zero Hedge - St.Louis city police are investigating a fatal
police shooting in St.Louis City - less than 3 miles from
Ferguson - today at 1230pm. Residents heard at least 5 shots
fired. The suspect approached the officers with a knife in an
open-hand grip and screamed "shoot me, kill me now." One witness
described it at 'suicide by cop'.
Ferguson Police: We Can’t Tell You’re A Journalist Unless You
Have a $50K Camera
Kit Daniels - Even though the city of Ferguson and the county
and the Missouri Highway Patrol chief signed a court agreement
stating that they would not attack the press late last week, the
censorship and harassment of the press has only intensified..
Related article and videos.
Ferguson Police Have Body Cameras… But Don’t Wear Them
Ben Swann - While many are crying out for the use of body
cameras to be adopted in towns such as Ferguson, Missouri, the
Wall Street Journal reported, “Police in Ferguson have a stock
of body-worn cameras, but have yet to deploy them to officers.“
Pentagon defends militarization of police
Press TV - As cries over the militarization of police in
Ferguson are getting louder, the US Defense Department has
defended its program to give police with millions of dollars
worth of military equipment.
Database: How many grenade launchers did Michigan police
Detroit Free Press - More than $43 million worth of property has
been transferred to law enforcement in Michigan from January
2006 through April 23 of this year. Nationally, more than $4.3
billion worth of property has been transferred to law
enforcement since the program’s inception in fiscal year 1997...
Use this database to see where the military equipment is going
by state and county and the type of items being received.
Justice Dept. Adds Money Laundering to Drug-Related Charges
Federal prosecutors have stepped up their case against delivery
service giant FedEx, claiming it not only has helped transport
illegal drug shipments, but also participated in money
Average Cost of raising a child hits $245,000
wealthydebates.com - To raise a child born in 2013 to the age of
18, it will cost a middle-income couple just over $245,000,
according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture. That’s up $4,260, or almost 2%, from the year
Major US City Loses 9000 Jobs In July
(Ryan Sharrow) Maryland shed 9,000 jobs in July, pushing the
state’s unemployment rate over 6 percent for the first time
Northwest Alaska villagers concerned about dead salmon washing
up along Kobuk River
Alaska Dispatch - For the last week, from Shugnak all the way
down to Kotzebue, people are reporting dead fish washed up on
the banks of Northwest Alaska's Kobuk River in astonishing
numbers. The fish appear to have been healthy and unspawned.
Some have mysterious white welts dotting their backs.
Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S.
Activist Post - While debate continues to rage about the threat
of autonomous "killer robots," the mechanized replacement of
humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics
industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North
America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown.
Greatest sources of vitamin C - Prevent and destroy disease naturally
with these foods
(NaturalNews) Few nutrients are held to such high regard in the West as
vitamin C. This essential antioxidant, which is commonly called the
"anti-aging" vitamin, performs a large number of important roles in our
bodies, from scavenging free radicals, aiding collagen production,
healing wounds and much more.
96 percent of Indian-made tea contains pesticides, some of which have
long been banned
(NaturalNews) On Monday, Greenpeace, an independent organization
dedicated to protecting and serving the environment, made international
news after disclosing the results of a study involving what's supposed
to be an incredibly healthy beverage.
10 helpful parenting tips for preparing a healthy school lunch
(NaturalNews) As parents begin sending their children back to public
school, some are choosing to bypass the cafeteria's pre-planned food
schedule, opting to pack their own lunch instead. A nonprofit food
science organization, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has put
together a list of helpful tips to help parents pack a safer, healthier
lunch for their children.
Pistachios may help diabetes patients deal with stress
STEPin2 - “In adults with diabetes, two servings of pistachios per day
lowered vascular constriction during stress and improved neural control
of the heart,” explained Sheila G. West, professor of bio behavioral
health and nutritional sciences. “Although nuts are high in fat, they
contain good fats, fiber, potassium and antioxidants.
The Real Problem with Processed Foods in America
Natural Blaze - Recently, an announcement from the American Society for
Nutrition (ASN), a respected authority on nutrition policy, noted that
processed foods are an important part of the U.S. food supply because
they are widely available and meet current nutritional guidelines. This
statement was recently published in the prestigious American Journal of
The Parasite Preventive To Avoid For Your Kitty
Dr. Becker - In case your cat IS potentially exposed to parasites, here
are some relatively common ones to watch out for. And you’ll notice the
recommendations I offer for preventing pests typically do NOT include
using chemicals on or in your cat. I don’t like chemical preventives for
any pet, but kitties in particular can quickly succumb if given the
wrong drug or the wrong dose, so I suggest you avoid them for your
- August 19, 2014 - Today in History:
1812 - "Old Ironsides" (the USS Constitution) won a
battle against the British frigate Guerriere east of
1848 - The discovery of gold in California was
reported by the New York Herald.
1919 - Afghanistan gained independence from Britain.
1929 - "Amos and Andy," the radio comedy program,
made its debut on NBC starring Freeman Gosden and
1934 - Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive
power in Germany as Fuehrer.
1940 - The new Civil Aeronautics Administration
awarded honorary license #1 to Orville Wright.
1942 - About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers
launched a raid against the Germans at Dieppe,
France. They suffered about 50 percent casualties.
1960 - Francis Gary Powers, an American U-2 pilot,
was convicted of espionage in Moscow.
1960 - Two dogs were launched in a satellite into
Earth's orbit by the Soviet Union.
1974 - During an anti-American protest in Nicosia,
Cyprus, U.S. Ambassador Rodger P. Davies was fatally
wounded by a bullet in the American embassy.
1981 - Two Libyan SU-22s were shot down by two U.S.
Navy F-14 fighters in the Gulf of Sidra.
1991 - Soviet hard-liners announced that President
Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power.
Gorbachev returned to power two days later.
1998 - The first piece of the 351 foot bronze statue
of Christopher Columbus arrived in San Juan, Puerto
2004 - The Internet search engine Google went
2005 - A Texas jury found pharmaceutical giant Merck
& Co. liable for the death of a man who'd taken the
once-popular painkiller Vioxx.
2010 - The last American combat brigade exited Iraq,
seven years and five months after the U.S. led
US Gen. threatens Russia with military response over Ukraine crisis
Press TV - US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove has threatened Russia with
military response should Moscow secretly send forces with or without
military uniform into Ukraine. “If NATO sees foreign forces infiltrating
its sovereign territory, and if we can prove it comes from an aggressor
nation — then that’s Article five,” Gen. Breedlove said.
Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake Mosul dam
The Telegraph - Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by American fighter jets
recaptured Iraq's largest dam from the Islamic State on Monday, in what
US President Barack Obama called a "major step forward" in the fight
against the jihadists.
Israel bars Amnesty & HRW from entering Gaza, hinders investigations –
RT - Israel has been preventing Amnesty International and Human Rights
Watch workers from entering Gaza to investigate allegations of war
crimes and human rights violations, claims a media report backed by
group members’ statements.
ISIL threatens to strike US targets around globe
Press TV - The ISIL terrorist group, which is operating in Iraq and
Syria, has threatened to strike US targets around the globe, vowing to
drown Americans in blood.
US carries out 15 air strikes against Islamic State militants near major
AFP - US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday
against Islamic State (IS) militants battling for control of a major dam
in northern Iraq, the military said. Fighter jets, bombers and unmanned
planes destroyed nine IS positions and eight vehicles around the Mosul
dam, where insurgents are fighting Kurdish forces, US Central Command
Russia to request MH17 probe report
Press TV - "We will ask for a briefing by the UN Secretariat on the
progress of the implementation of Resolution 2166," Russia’s Permanent
Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told reporters at
the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.
Europe pays farmers to destroy food hit by Russian ban
CNN News - The latest: Farmers in Europe will be paid to destroy or give
away fruit and vegetables to stop prices from collapsing after Russia
banned imports in retaliation for Western sanctions. EU officials said
Monday they were setting aside 125 million euros ($167 million) to
compensate producers for not selling a range of perishable items,
harvesting them before they ripen or leaving them to rot.
Struggling Liberia creates 'plague villages' in Ebola epicenter
(Reuters) - To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West
Africa, Liberia has quarantined remote villages at the epicenter of the
virus, evoking the "plague villages" of medieval Europe that were shut
off from the outside world.
Bacterium from the USA Hits Italy’s Olive Trees
You better stock up on olive oil.... The growers shall now be forced to
destroy many trees in the worst-afflicted areas when an emergency decree
comes finally into force next week. The EU bureaucrats and their
delaying “study-teams” certainly did sleep. ‘There will be a genuine
“cordon sanitaire” of 8,000 hectares where it will be obligatory to
destroy the trees’, stated Angelo Corsetti, a spokesman for Coldiretti,
the national agricultural organisation.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
DOJ: Over 40 FBI Agents Investigating in Ferguson
Breitbart - The Justice Department under Eric Holder has issued
a press release detailing its "civil rights investigation" in
Ferguson. Among the revelations is that over 40 FBI agents are
conducting an independent investigation of the scene of Michael
Michael Brown Allegedly Attacked Officer Before Fatal Shooting
Breitbart - Before he was shot and killed, Michael Brown
allegedly bum rushed officer Darren Wilson multiple times,
punched him in the face, grabbed his gun and caused it to
discharge, and even taunted Wilson, saying, "You're not going to
shoot me," according to a woman who claims to know Wilson's
Militarized US police face-off with Ferguson protesters LIVE
RT - Tensions continue to run high in Ferguson, Missouri, as
police respond with a heavy show of force against protesters in
the wake of an officer-involved shooting of unarmed 18-year-old
teenager Michael Brown.
Ferguson Protest Livestream
Is Ebola in New Mexico?
The Daily Sheeple - A woman who is experiencing symptoms of
Ebola is in quarantine at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque. On August
4, the woman returned from a visit to Sierra Leone, a West
African country that has been hit particularly hard by the
current Ebola outbreak. So far, 810 cases and 348 deaths have
been reported there.
Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy
USA Today - More than 1,100 laboratory incidents involving
potential bioterror germs were reported to federal regulators
during 2008 through 2012, reports show. Details of what happened
are cloaked in secrecy.
Document: Army Preparing to Use Lethal Force Against “Unarmed
Civilians” During “Full Scale Riots” in U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - The appearance of the document amdist
growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, with the National Guard
now being called in to deal with the disorder, is an ominous
coincidence. The 132-page document, titled U.S. Army Techniques
Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances (PDF), was written in
April 2014 and recently obtained by Public Intelligence.
Protesters Storm Governor's Office In Downtown St. Louis, Demand
Removal Of National Guard
Zero Hedge - At first the rioting was only in the "sleepy" St.
Louis suburb of Ferguson. Now, the angry crowds have moved on to
downtown St. Louis, where moments ago a flash mob attempted
storming the governor's office, for now unsuccessfully.
Amnesty International Takes ‘Unprecedented’ Step in Sending
Delegation to Ferguson
(KMOX) - Human rights group Amnesty International has taken
“unprecedented” action to deal with unrest in Ferguson by
sending a delegation that has never before been deployed inside
the United States.
DOJ, Communists, New Black Panthers Hijack Ferguson Protests
Paul Joseph Watson - A combination of the Department of Justice,
Communist agitators and members of the radical New Black Panther
party have descended on Ferguson, Missouri to hijack what were
largely peaceful protests that have turned increasingly violent
in recent days.
Are we on the Verge of Renewed Race Riots with the Turn in the
War Cycle in 2014?
Armstrong Economics - There is an old saying that is very
important in its depth – divide and conquer. Yes the Black
Community is outraged. But have things really remained the same
or are we dealing with a new movement of government against the
'Arrest the killer of my child': Brown's mother pleads after
RT - The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who
was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri
last Saturday, held a press conference Monday morning to discuss
the preliminary autopsy and the number of bullets fired at their
'Speechless!' You won't believe what Huffpo journo arrested in
Ferguson thought were rubber bullets (Photo)
Twitchy - Wait, what? As Twitchy reported, Huffington Post
justice reporter Ryan Reilly along with journo Wesley Lowery
were both arrested briefly in Ferguson, Missouri for not
complying with police requests last week. On Sunday morning,
Hypocritical' Mexico Slams Texas' Deployment of National Guard
Breitbart - Late last week Mexico's foreign ministry vocalized
strong opposition to the presence of the National Guard at the
Texas-Mexico border amid the current border crisis.... Texas
Governor Rick Perry deployed National Guard troops along the
border after the federal government ignored Texas' multiple
requests for additional resources to help secure its border with
County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned
by SWAT grenade
RT - Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay
for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured
by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this
Rocinante’s Saddle is Empty: The Passing of Congressman George
lewrockwell.com - It has been said that there is no sweeter fate
than to die as a forgotten foe of a long-dead heresy. Former
Congressman George Hansen, whose soul was released from its
ailing and enfeebled mortal coil on August 14, suffered the
inverse of that benediction: He lived long enough to witness the
complete validation of his grimly prophetic warnings about the
advent of American totalitarianism – albeit of variety yet to be
uniformly imposed on our society.
GOP Congressional Hopefuls Look to Join Amash's Liberty Caucus
News American - Although there are likely scores of simpatico
candidates running for state and local office across the
country, Woodruff highlights six congressional candidates in her
article, each of whom she believes has a shot at joining the
roster of libertarian-leaning legislators and making things hard
on the “moss covered” GOP establishment.
Los Angeles Considers Giving Citizens Lottery Tickets if they
AllGov - A sticker isn’t enough to draw people to the polls, a
city of Los Angeles advisory board has concluded. Instead, the
panel wants the city to look into holding an election-day
lottery. The cost of a ticket: pulling the curtain back on a
Government breaks up ring that circulated counterfeit $100s for
CNN Money - For the last 15 years, at least $77 million in
sophisticated counterfeit $100 bills have flooded into the
country from Israel. The Secret Service says it has now broken
up the ring believed responsible for bringing the bills here,
just as the counterfeiters were starting to produce the bills at
a new plant in New Jersey.
IRS using 'intimidation' to 'chill speech' of pastors?
WND - Imagine uttering the words “pro-life” in your church and
finding yourself targeted by an investigation from the feared
and reviled Internal Revenue Service. An expert on the First
Amendment conflict between pastors and the federal agency, which
says it is investigating speech delivered from pulpits, confirms
Why so much anger in Ferguson? 10 facts about the massive
economic gap between white America and black America
Economic Collapse - When people feel like they don't have
anything else to lose, they are likely to do just about
anything. Many in the mainstream media seem absolutely mystified
as to why there is so much anger in Ferguson, but as I pointed
out yesterday, all of this anger did not erupt out of a vacuum.
Justice for James: Black Cop Shoots Unarmed White Veteran in
Orange, TX over Racial Slur
texasgopvote.com - Justice for Trayvon Martin? How about Justice
for James Whitehead? James Whitehead was a white veteran who had
recently come back from war. Orange, TX Police Officer Robert
Arnold (who has a history of violence) shot and killed unarmed
N.J. veteran says Six Flags denied him admission over shirt
nj.com - Mario Alejandro was ready for a fight when he was part
of the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a member of the U.S.
Marine Corps. Where he did not expect a fight was at Six Flags
Great Adventure while taking his children there for a birthday
New type of solar plant torching birds out of the sky
RT - Next generation solar plants are generating more clean
energy than ever before, but one in California is torching birds
as they fly through the facility’s powerful rays, raising
concern over a new plant that could prove four times more
dangerous to birds.
33 Fracking Companies Accused of Ignoring Law and Using Diesel
AllGov - Using information compiled by industry, the
Environmental Integrity Project discovered that 33 drillers had
used diesel fuels in at least 351 wells, and in the process,
violated the Safe Drinking Water Act over a four-year period
from 2010 to 2014. Furthermore, about 30% of the companies tried
to hide their use of the fuel by changing their filings, which
went into an industry-run database, FracFocus.
DuPont pushing for lenient plan in cleaning up toxic former
RT - Multinational chemical giant DuPont is pressing New Jersey
and federal officials to approve a plan that is much weaker than
state standards usually demand in the company’s efforts to clean
up a former munitions plant riddled with cancer-causing
New Anti Police State App Helps You "See Something, Say
Something" in Real-Time
Activist Post - Recent studies have shown that police are held
almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of
governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9
times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than
a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt
government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own
solutions. Technology is one of these solutions.
Masters of the Internet: GCHQ scanned entire countries for
RT - GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for
vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a
tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master
the internet’ for sources of espionage.
The Gyroscopes in Your Phone Could Let Apps Eavesdrop on
Wired - In a presentation at the Usenix security conference next
week, researchers from Stanford University and Israel’s defense
research group Rafael plan to present a technique for using a
smartphone to surreptitiously eavesdrop on conversations in a
room—not with a gadget’s microphone, but with its gyroscopes,
the sensors designed measure the phone’s orientation
Community Health Systems says personal data stolen in cyber
(Reuters) - U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc
said on Monday personal data, including patient names and
addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers
from its computer network, likely in April and June.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Overused fungicides give rise to deadly, resistant fungus
threatening humans and crops
(NaturalNews) Nature always finds a way. Despite the advanced
technology that humans possess, nature always seems to be one
step ahead. This is particularly true for drug-resistant fungi,
a phenomenon threatening enough to demand further research.
Prepping: Are You Hardcore Enough?
Natural Blaze - Regardless of what part of the prepping spectrum
you are on, we have certain thoughts on the kind of prepared
individual we want to end up being. When we don’t meet our
expectations, we tend to grow frustrated and feel more inclined
to give up.
Lessons from Ferguson: Prepping for Civil Unrest and Martial Law
The Daily Sheeple - Any prepared and informed person knows that
the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be
anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a
sporting event to an economic collapseir.gif. It’s the chaos
during the aftermath of the event. If you ever had any doubts
about that statement, you need look no further than Ferguson,
Early Use of Antibiotics Alters Immunity Later On
Natural Blaze - Canadian research found that
receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can
increase susceptibility to specific diseases later
on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive
role in promoting a healthy immune system, but as
they say, antibiotic treatments often do not
discriminate between good and bad bacteria.
5 proven ways to prevent and treat arthritis
(NaturalNews) Millions of people suffer from some
form of arthritis. Since arthritis is commonly
believed to be incurable, the standard medical
response has been to simply prescribe medications to
reduce the symptoms.
Green tea compound again validated in the fight
against cancer development
(NaturalNews) In addition to diet, there is an ever
growing body of work that demonstrates how natural
compound extracts including curcumin, resveratrol
and EGCG from green tea can specifically target
cancerous cells to increase oxygenation and restrict
blood flow that help prevent and even treat certain
forms of cancer.
How bananas improve gut health, aid in weight loss
and improve mood
Natural News Blog - Bananas contain tryptophan,
which is a precursor to serotonin production. They
also may boost dopamine, which is another vital
component for promoting a good mood and positive
outlook. One study found that after ten days of
ripening, tyrosine was also detected in bananas.
Tyrosine is an amino acid which is pivotal in the
production of dopamine. The riper the banana, the
more dopamine-enhancing tyrosine you’ll get.
GMO Activism Leading to Kellogg’s Decreased Sales
for 5th Consecutive Quarter
Natural Society - Due to the use of toxic GMOs,
people are putting the financial squeeze on one of
the biggest food manufacturer’s in North America -
Iowa Students to Wear Heart Rate Monitors
ABC News - Students going back to school in Dubuque,
Iowa, are going to find it a little harder to slack
off in gym. Public middle and high school students
will have to wear heart rate monitors in gym class
to make sure they are actually being physically
active.... Teachers will use the information
collected from the heart rate monitors to write
The lab test every doctor should be performing
(NaturalHealth365) A genetic test your doctor may
not be performing could prevent thyroid cancer and
help stave off depression according to recent
studies. You may want to consider ‘MTHFR’ – the
genetic test every doctor should be performing that
could help save millions of dollars in healthcare
costs by educating individuals, about serious health
issues, BEFORE symptoms arise.
Does Your Pet Fear Storms? Why You Can't Ignore His
Dr. Becker - Storm phobia is very real for many
pets, and a study of dogs found just listening to an
audio recording of a storm caused cortisol levels to
jump over 200%. Please don't ignore your pet's
anxiety and discomfort. Take these steps now before
the next storm hits.
- August 18, 2014 - Today in History:
1735 - The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was
published for the first time.
1840 - The American Society of Dental Surgeons was
founded in New York City, NY.
1846 - Gen. Stephen W. Kearney and his U.S. forces
captured Santa Fe, NM.
1894 - The Bureau of Immigration was established by
the U.S. Congress.
1914 - The "Proclamation of Neutrality" was issued
by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It was aimed at
keeping the U.S. out of World War I.
1916 - Abraham Lincoln's birthplace was made into a
1919 - The "Anti-Cigarette League of America" was
formed in Chicago IL.
1920 - Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution. The Amendment guaranteed the
right of all American women to vote.
1937 - The first FM radio construction permit was
issued in Boston, MA. The station went on the air
two years later.
1938 - The Thousand Islands Bridge was dedicated by
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The bridge
connects the U.S. and Canada.
1940 - Canada and the U.S. established a joint
defense plan against the possible enemy attacks
during World War II.
1966 - The first pictures of earth taken from moon
orbit were sent back to the U.S.
1982 - The volume on the New York Stock Exchange
topped the 100-million level for the first time at
132.69 million shares traded.
1990 - The first shots were fired by the U.S. in the
Persian Gulf Crisis when a U.S. frigate fired rounds
across the bow of an Iraqi oil tanker.
1991 - An unsuccessful coup was attempted in against
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The Soviet
hard-liners were responsible. Gorbechev and his
family were effectively imprisoned for three days
while vacationing in Crimea.
1997 - Beth Ann Hogan became the first coed in the
Virginia Military Institute's 158-year history.
2008 - Pervez Musharraf resigned as the president of
Pakistan amid efforts by opposition lawmakers to
seek his impeachment.
West has more influence than Kiev on oligarchs’ armies in Ukraine –
RT - Moscow believes the West has more influence on various paramilitary
forces in Ukraine - sponsored by local oligarchs - than Kiev does,
Russian FM said citing the latest bickering between Right Sector and the
USA to build a military airport in Kurdistan Region
StratRisks - The Ministry of Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region of
Iraq announced that the ministry in coordination with the United States
is about to start a project of establishing a military airport in Erbil
(Hewler), capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels
The Guardian - Pro-Russia rebels shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet on
Sunday, before Kiev and Moscow’s top diplomats were due to hold urgent
talks to defuse tensions over fighting in the east of the ex-Soviet
Washington Has Placed The World On The Road To War
PaulCraigRoberts.org - A fabricated report was spread by the UK Guardian
newspaper and BBC that a Russian armored convoy entered Ukraine and was
destroyed by the Ukrainian military. The German media including Die Welt
picked up the false report and spread the hysteria. Once again we have
confirmation that the Western media is corrupt and unreliable.
Ukraine officially recognizes Russian aid convoy as humanitarian
RT - Ukraine Minister of Social Policy Lyudmila Denisova has signed an
order officially recognizing the Russian convoy stuck at the border as
humanitarian aid cargo of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Russia launches China UnionPay credit card
RT - Forget Visa and MasterCard. After the two American credit system
payment companies froze accounts without notice in March, Russia has
been looking for an alternative in China UnionPay.
US, EU now allowed to buy Ukraine’s gas pipelines
RT - Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law that will allow foreign
companies from the US and EU to co-manage Ukraine’s national gas
transportation system (GTS) which has a value of around $25-35 billion,
one of the largest in the world.
Islamic State executes 700 members of Syrian tribe, mostly civilians
RT - The Islamic State group (IS) has executed 700 people from a Syrian
tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria over the past two weeks, the
majority of whom were civilians, a Syrian monitoring group said
Germany tapped John Kerry’s phone, spied on Turkey for years says report
RT - Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped at least one
telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and spied on
NATO ally Turkey since 2009, Der Spiegel newspaper revealed on Saturday.
Ebola-infected patients driven from treatment centre in Liberia
The Guardian - Armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" in Liberia
raided a quarantine centre for the deadly disease in Monrovia overnight,
prompting at least 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee, a
witness said on Sunday. "They broke down the door and looted the place.
The patients have all gone," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the
attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of the
Health Workers Association of Liberia, George Williams.
WHO urges calm as Kenya bans contact with Ebola-affected countries
The Guardian - The World Health Organisation has urged governments not
to impose blanket bans on trade and travel on Ebola-affected countries
after Kenya joined a growing number of countries and airlines severing
links to three west African states.
Nigeria: Ebola - Hope Dashed as U.S. Declares Drug Pesticide
AllAfrica - HOPES of immediate relief for victims of the Ebola Virus
Disease following reports that doses of an experimental drug, nano-silver,
had been delivered were dimmed yesterday. The United States Food and
Drug Administration said the drug is a pesticide and warned those
claiming that it could prevent or treat Ebola to desist from doing so.
Ebola spreading faster, out of control for next 6 months – Doctors
RT - The spread of Ebola is outrunning efforts to stop it, according to
international aid group Doctors Without Borders, which estimates it
might take six months to get the situation under control.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Indefinite curfew: Ferguson police deploy tear gas against
RT - Police used tear gas against protesters in Ferguson more
than two hours before the extended curfew was set to begin. Now
the curfew is in force, and the officers are telling people who
are angry over the killing of a teen by a cop to leave the
Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson
AP - Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard would help "in
restoring peace and order" to Ferguson, where protests over the
killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer
entered their second week. Police said they acted in response to
gunfire, looting, vandalism and protesters who hurled Molotov
Here’s a list of potentially unconstitutional things that police
in Ferguson are doing
Washington Post - Armored vehicles mounted with machine guns may
be rolling through the streets, but Ferguson, Mo., is still part
of the United States, and the Constitution still applies.
Police: ‘Do not be alarmed,’ mock terrorism exercise at
indystar.com August 17 2014 - The Federal Bureau of
Investigation will hold a mock terrorism exercise with 11 state
and local public safety agencies at the Greenwood Park Mall this
evening.... The FBI this year has held other such scenarios
around the country, with the exercise in Greenwood considered a
“capstone” session in the series.
VIDEO: Old TV Commercial Jokes about Ebola, “Don’t Worry, It’s
Not an Airborne Strain”
Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton - But but…we thought there was no
airborne strain…? There is no shortage of Ebola jokes (for some
demented reason, ala Sick, Sad World). We remember this series
of commercials being pretty annoying but this is just plain
CDC: Scientist kept mum about dangerous bird flu blunder
CBS News - Officials on Friday released the results of an
internal probe into the accident, which happened in January at
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The
CDC report cited "a lack of sound professional judgment by those
aware of the contamination."
Perry Indictment Latest Attempt to Turn Texas Blue
Adan Salazar - A Texas grand jury is moving forward with charges
against longstanding Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is accused
of abusing his veto power to strong-arm a political opponent
Texas Gov. Perry rejects power abuse indictment as ‘politically
National Guard troops arrive at Texas border with Mexico
RT - Texas National Guard troops have started staking out
positions along the state’s border with Mexico, as Governor Rick
Perry aims to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the
Yahoo! News Publishes Photos of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson
Breitbart - The Ferguson Police Department took days to release
the identity of Officer Wilson because of death threats, and no
photo of Wilson had been made public until Yahoo! did so on
Saturday, a week after the shooting.
VIDEO: Ferguson police release convenience store surveillance
stltoday.com -- Video captured from two different angles
released by the Ferguson Police Department from surveillance
video that appear to show a confrontation at a convenience
store. Police say Michael Brown allegedly participated in a
strong armed robbery at the store.
Is this really Mike Brown Robbing a Store?
CNN Lies About Tear Gas in Ferguson
Prison Planet.com - CNN denied reports that tear gas was used in
Ferguson, Mo. Sunday morning after protesters defied the
state-imposed curfew. Despite initially reporting on the use of
tear gas, CNN quickly retracted their statements to instead give
a police-friendly version of events, telling viewers that only
smoke was used.
State of emergency, curfew declared amid Ferguson protests
DHS Is Employing Agent Provocateurs and Are Behind the Events In
Dave Hodges - What the mainstream media is not reporting is
beginning to leak out from local citizens in St. Louis and from
an informant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who
are all telling a different story that the one you are seeing on
Fox, CNN and CBS. First, the locals are reporting that the
rioting has spread far beyond the Ferguson city limits.
Mentally-ill California woman shot by police while holding
Police State USA - A 19-year-old woman was shot in the street
during an erratic episode involving a cordless drill....
Although the incident took place in broad daylight, officers
failed to identify the object as a battery-operated drill. She
allegedly waved the object erratically.... Mercury News also
reported that the woman’s family had revealed that she was
mentally ill and had been prescribed psychotropic medication.
South Carolina Woman Arrested for Cursing in Front of Her Kids
Liberty Blitzkrieg - You gotta love America. In the same week
that the entire world witnessed how U.S. polices forces have
been transformed into paramilitary organizations, a woman is
arrested in a South Carolina supermarket for cursing in front of
Ron Paul and Michelle Bachmann Emails Obtained By Investigators
economicpolicyjournal.com - EconomicPolicyJournal.com has
learned that a slew of subpoenas have been issued in the
continuing Federal investigation of events surrounding Kent
Sorenson's jump from the Michelle Bachmann 2012 presidential
campaign to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. The investigation
centers around determining if illegal payments were made, or
attempted to have been made, to Sorenson by Ron Paul campaign
VIDEO: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: U.S. Is A Third World Country By
InvestmentWatch - In this excerpt Dr. Roberts predicts the U.S.
will be a 3rd World country by 2024. He was too generous in his
McDonald's testing new automated cashiers that won't go on
strike demanding $15/hour
News Forage - Behold McDonald's new automated cashiers.
According to a variety of sources over on Reddit, the new
machines are currently being tested and could soon roll out
nationwide. The kiosks would presumably be quick, efficient,
require new "green" and "teal" checkboxes on the employee
diversity forms, and would never, ever, demand $15 per hour.
How California's extreme drought will lead to a wave of
(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal Nature raises
some serious questions about the stability of California now
that underground aquifers are plunging to record lows. All
throughout the Central Valley, which grows most of the nation's
lettuce, almonds and other produce, more water is being pumped
out of the ground than is being put back in, a phenomenon that
researchers say is causing the ground to shift.
Mysterious sea star wasting syndrome spreads to public aquariums
in Washington State, killing hundreds of creatures
(NaturalNews) Millions of sea stars have vanished from the West
Coast over the past year, affecting habitats ranging from Alaska
all the way to Mexico, with some deaths even detected off the
Toxic, cancer-causing PCBs still show up in everyday products
despite decades-old ban
(NaturalNews) While legislatively enforced bans are progressive,
sometimes they're a little too late. PCBs, or polychlorinated
biphenyls, are a great example. Despite their ban 35 years ago,
the industrial chemicals are still very much present in today's
environment because of their inability to be broken down by
natural earthly processes.
Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters, Updated 2014 Edition
EFF - Protesters want to be able to communicate, to document the
protests, and to share photos and video with the world. So
they'll be carrying phones, and they'll face a complex set of
considerations about the privacy of the data those phones hold.
We hope this guide can help answer some questions about how to
best protect that data, and what rights protesters have in the
face of police demands.
What You Need to Know About the FISA Court-and How it Needs to
EFF - [...] even Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)
judges don’t agree on how exactly the FISC should work... Most
recently, 18 Senators co-sponsored the new USA FREEDOM Act, S.
2685, which offers a few important changes to the FISC.
Ferguson fuels 'kill switch' debate
Press TV - Tech and civil liberties groups are pushing back on a
California "kill switch" bill that they warn could be used to
silence protests like the ones seen this week in Ferguson, Mo.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Midwest Farmers Up to Their Ears in Corn
WSJ - A decline in livestock herds means there are fewer animals
in the U.S. to feed, and U.S. demand for ethanol—a corn-based
additive to gasoline—is pushing a government-set cap. Corn
exports, meanwhile, are suffering from a plunge in purchases by
Does Science Back Up Planting by the Cycles of the Moon?
Melissa Melton - One book we have been reading — Lessons in
Natureir.gif — a book about how to grow things organically in
Texas mentioned that many farmers swear by planting according to
New malaria vaccine doesn't work most of the time,
but manufacturer says it's good enough to sell
(NaturalNews) There's a good chance that the vast
majority of people who receive it won't derive any
benefits whatsoever. But that isn't stopping British
drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from seeking
regulatory approval for a new vaccine for malaria,
known as RTS,S, that a recent study determined is
only about 30 percent effective at preventing severe
cases of the disease, which has no recognized cure.
Improve kidney and urinary tract health with these
(NaturalNews) There are many ways to cleanse the
colon, and eliminating the factors that toxify it is
your first step. Following that, you can incorporate
any or all of the following procedures, foods and
Antacids and acid-blocking drugs slash nutrient
(NaturalNews) Though pharmaceutical companies would
like you to believe that stomach acid is just a
nuisance that needs to be neutralized, stomach acid
actually plays a very essential part in our
digestive process. If stomach acid didn't have any
use, it wouldn't exist in healthy individuals.
How colon damage occurs and how to cleanse it
(NaturalNews) There are many ways to cleanse the
colon, and eliminating the factors that toxify it is
your first step. Following that, you can incorporate
any or all of the following procedures, foods and
FDA, mainstream media denounce nano silver as 'bogus
cure' for Ebola virus
(NaturalNews) There's a very interesting showdown
taking place right now in the realm of Ebola
treatments and cures. At stake is billions of
dollars in potential vaccine profits as well as
potentially tens of millions of lives of an Ebola
pandemic outbreak takes place.
The Obama Administration Is Forcibly Discharging
from Hospitals People with Pandemic-Causing Diseases
Dave Hodges - Scott was initially hospitalized and
tested for TB. Her diagnosis came back with a
positive confirmation that she has TB. However, her
type of TB is a latent type and more testing is
required. Quite unbelievably, under Obamacare’s
mandate for Medicare, Scott cannot remain
hospitalized as she awaits a confirmation that she
Heart-Centered Healing Produces The Most Powerful
Effect On The Human Body- 7 Simple Actions You Can
preventdisease.com - Every cause of disease first
begins with an imbalance in the body's energy
systems, specifically, the interaction between how
the heart communicates with the brain and the body.
Fix that and there is no disease, ever. The heart
can produce an electrical field 100 times greater
than the brain and a magnetic field 5000 times
greater. Which one are you using to heal?
Urgent: Last Chance to Make the USDA Listen to Our
Plea: No 2,4-D!
Natural Society - It might be our last chance to
tell the USDA to refuse the chemical assault on
society known as 2,4-D. Please - sign the petition
Nestle/Gerber Won’t Listen: Boycott the Company Who
Puts GMO Bt Toxins in Baby Food
Natural Society - Baby food companies such as Purity
Brands are going GMO-free while others, like
Nestle/Gerber, refuse. It looks like it is time for
18 Healthy Reasons to Sip Kombucha
Green Med Info - Kombucha is the rage among health
food lovers. Now researchers have gathered 75
studies attesting to its proven health properties.
Could Sunscreen be Replaced with This
Natural Society - Now, researchers are hoping to
duplicate animal studies in humans in an effort to
one day providing a new breed of skin cancer
protection, one that comes directly from broccoli.
VIDEO: My Daughter’s New Agenda 21 Bedroom
(Truthstream Media.com) “I thought I should get my
daughter prepared for her downsized future…”
- August 15, 2014 - Today in History:
1877 - Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the
Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter
stated that the word, "hello" would be a more
appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the
1911 - The product Crisco was introduced by Procter
& Gamble Company.
1914 - The Panama Canal was officially opened to
commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from
the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
1918 - Diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia
1944 - The Allied forces of World War II landed in
1945 - The Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after
Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.
1948 - The Republic of Korea was proclaimed. 1948 -
CBS-TV inaugurated the first nightly news broadcast
with anchorman Douglas Edwards.
1961 - East German workers began construction of the
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced a 90-day
freeze on wages, rents and prices.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved a package of
economic sanctions against South Africa. The ban
included the importing of steel, uranium, textiles,
coal, and produce from South Africa.
1994 - The U.S. Social Security Administration
became an independent government agency. It had been
a part of the Department of Health and Human
1997 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to
prosecute FBI officials in connection with the
deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho. The
investigation dealt with an alleged cover-up.
2001 - Astronomers announced the discovery of the
first solar system outside our own. They had
discovered two planets orbiting a star in the Big
2006 - Israel began withdrawing its forces from
Russian Tanks in Ukraine? Consider the Source
Tony Cartalucci - When considering the constant deluge of anti-Russian
propaganda in support of literal, flag-waving Nazis and fascists
occupying Kiev and mass murdering populations in eastern Ukraine, one
must consider the source.
Syrian Kurds, Not U.S. Military, Rescued Trapped Yazidis In Iraq
Brandon Turbeville - In a perfect example of how world events can be
misconstrued in mainstream media outlets for propaganda purposes, recent
reports regarding trapped Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar have been used as cover
for the justification of an American bombing campaign in Iraq.
Obama to end humanitarian airdrops in Iraq but air strikes will continue
The Guardian - Barack Obama, claiming victory for the United States in
ending the Islamic State (Isis) siege of thousands of Iraqis atop Mount
Sinjar, indicated that the US and UK militaries will no longer drop
food, water and medicine to beleaguered Yazidis.
Israeli News Site Debunks Netanyahu's Tunnels-to-Kindergartens Myth
AlterNet - Israel's PM claimed Hamas was constructing tunnels aimed at
his country's kindergartens -- propaganda that The New York Times and
Attempt to intimidate’: US firm may face terrorism charges in Argentina
RT - The government of Argentina is ready to use an anti-terrorism law
to seek criminal charges against a US-based international printing
company, which unexpectedly closed its plant on the outskirts of Buenos
Putin Punks West (Again): Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Guardian Reports
Zero Hedge - As Russia's 300-strong 'humanitarian' convoy of white
trucks slithered towards the Ukraine border, it appears, according to
The Guardian, that, in spite of the market's exuberance at this
morning's comments of "avoiding conflict," Vladimir Putin sent a real
'green' military Russian convoy across the Ukraine border late Thursday
evening... "just saw a column of APCs and vehicles with official Russian
military plates cross border into Ukraine."
US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To
"Reassure Threatened Allies"
Zero Hedge - Some more detail on the latest US dispatch of troops in the
area now defined by the second coming of the Cold War from Stripes.com:
The troops and their equipment — which include M-1 Abrams tanks,
infantry fighting vehicles, and armored personnel carriers — will go to
Europe in October for a three-month series of training exercises.
US nuke accusations ‘part of infowar set to discredit Russia’ over
RT - US claims and allegations, including the accusation that Russia
violated the INF nuclear weapons treaty, are part of an anti-Russian
campaign launched amid the Ukraine crisis, Deputy Defense Minister
Anatoly Antonov told RT.
Food embargo against West to benefit Russia’s economy- Putin
RT - Russia’s food ban against many Western products will help Russia
strengthen its domestic food market, President Putin said Thursday.
ISIS Issues Threat To White House; Secret Service Taking "Appropriate
Zero Hedge - ABC reported a photo has emerged via Twitter which shows a
hand holding up an image of a flag for ISIS, displayed on a smartphone,
on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House fence, an area which
is frequented by thousands of tourists every day. The photo was tweeted
from an apparently pro-ISIS Twitter handle @sunna_rev on Aug. 9.
White House halted missile transfer to Israel over ‘catastrophe’ in Gaza
RT - Israel’s offensive in Gaza and the tremendous toll of civilian
casualties it has caused has prompted the United States government to
more carefully scrutinize requests for weaponry.
'When people are dying, you must come back from vacation': French
foreign minister seems to slam Obama for golfing while Iraq burns
Daily Mail - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about
Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something. 'I
know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,' Fabius told a
radio interviewer Tuesday in France,' but when people are dying, you
must come back from vacation.'
public debt tops one trillion euros
StratRisks - Spain’s public debt has topped one trillion euros ($1.3
trillion) for the first time, despite years of government-imposed
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US activists to block Israeli cargo in mass shutdown of West
electronicIntifada.net - The Port of Oakland, California is one
of the busiest shipping ports in the United States. On 16
August, it will also be a flashpoint of the growing global
movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.
Ferguson Calm But NYPD Issues Level 2 Mobilization, Mass
Arrests, Choppers - Live Feed
Zero Hedge - Having apparently learned their lesson, the police
presence in Ferguson tonight is considerably less 'robo-cop' and
more 'local-cop'.Hundreds of protesters continue to peacefully
march in the streets, chanting "no justice, no peace."
“Outside Agitators” in Ferguson
lewrockwell.com - Federal officials are not the only “outside”
influences contributing to the militarization of the Ferguson
PD. Three years ago,
then-St. Louis County Police Chief Timothy Fitch was one of
dozens of police officials who traveled to Israel on a training
junket sponsored by the so-called Anti-Defamation League. While
there, the officers were “briefed by senior members of the
Israel National Police as well as officials from the Israel
Defense Forces and Intelligence/Security organizations.”
11 Shocking Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces
AlterNet - The militarization of police is harming civil
liberties, impacting children, and transforming neighborhoods
into war zones.
New U.S. History guidelines are designed to minimize American
achievements and foster hatred for nation's cultural history
(NaturalNews) As reported by Fox News, these new history
standards, which have been proposed for the nation's top high
school students, "leave out such American icons as Benjamin
Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr., paint colonists as bigots
and gloss over the Greatest Generation's fight to save the world
from Nazi Germany, according to conservative education activists
who want the framework delayed -- and perhaps scrapped
WikiLeaks: Decades Long Proof Of Government, Corporate
Surveillance Of Native Americans Revealed
Mint Press News - WikiLeaks has released documents revealing
corporate and government surveillance of the Mohawk people’s
relationships with foreign countries, as well as evidence that
movements that could block corporate plans for oil and gas were
tracked and that Native American communities were monitored for
the U.S. Department Homeland Security.
Deficiencies In Missile Defense System Put US Homeland At Risk,
hstoday.us - The GMD system was developed to defend the United
States from a limited intermediate and intercontinental
ballistic missile attack. After three consecutive test failures
between December 2010 and July 2013 and no credible proof of
improvement of the system by the Department of Defense (DOD),
it’s unclear whether the new missile defense system is reliable
enough to protect the American homeland.
Ferguson Cops Get Military Equipment from Feds
Kurt Nimmo - Obama took time out from his Martha’s Vineyard
vacation to remind the American people that he has instructed
the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate the Michael
Brown shooting in Missouri.
Highway police take control over all police operations in
RT - The governor of Missouri relieved St. Louis County law
enforcement from policing the ongoing demonstrations in the town
of Ferguson, putting Highway Patrol in charge instead.
Former Seattle Police Chief: Ferguson Military Gear An ‘Act of
Mikael Thalen - A former Seattle police chief is calling the
Ferguson Police Department’s use of military equipment against
protesters an “act of provocation.” In an interview with Vox,
Norman Stamper, a 34 year law enforcement veteran who oversaw
the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, said Ferguson police are not
utilizing much needed defusing techniques.
Anonymous claim they've identified the cop who killed Mike Brown
RT - Hacktivists say they’ve identified the Ferguson, Missouri
law enforcement officer responsible for the shooting death of
Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed on Saturday following
an alleged altercation with the police.
Shock Video: Ferguson Police Deliberately Tear Gas Journalists
Paul Joseph Watson - The clip shows Al-Jazeera journalists
preparing to do a live camera shot of the scene in Ferguson
before they are hit with a round of tear gas. The reporters run
in the opposite direction. Subsequent footage shows militarized
police officers seizing and dismantling their camera equipment
as another officer points a sniper rifle at the fleeing
Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife says
Al Jazeera - Robin Williams, the acclaimed comedian and actor
who was found dead at his home this week, was in the early
stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his
suicide, his wife said on Thursday.
7 Astounding Facts About the Insane Cost of War
AlterNet - As the crisis in Iraq unfolds, it’s worth thinking
about the tremendous cost of fighting. The loss of life is the
most devastating price, but the loss of all the productive
things that could have been done with the money — from teaching
our children to repairing our infrastructure to giving our
seniors a bit of security after a life of hard work — is nothing
short of catastrophic.
NAFTA Is 20 Years Old – Here Are 20 Facts That Show How It Is
Destroying The Economy
Economic Collapse - Back in the early 1990s, the North American
Free Trade Agreement was one of the hottest political issues in
the country. When he was running for president in 1992, Bill
Clinton promised that NAFTA would result in an increase in the
number of high quality jobs for Americans that it would reduce
illegal immigration. Ross Perot warned that just the opposite
A portable router that conceals your Internet traffic
Ars Technica - Called Personal Onion Router To Assure Liberty
(PORTAL), the project is a pre-built software image for an
inexpensive pocket-sized “travel router” to automatically
protect its owner’s Internet traffic. Portal provides always-on
Tor routing, as well as “pluggable” transports for Tor that can
hide the service’s traffic signature from some deep packet
Report lists the smart vehicles that are most at risk of having
their systems hijacked
Daily Mail - Security experts have been warning for months that
cars are vulnerable to attack from hackers, and now a pair of
researchers has revealed which vehicles are the most at risk.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Horrific horse virus spreading like crazy across Central Texas
(NaturalNews) The spread of vesicular stomatitis (VS), a
highly-contagious disease that usually requires quarantines in
order to be mitigated, has resulted in the cancellation of
several horse shows, as well as major economic losses for some
ranchers.... Meanwhile, reports of an outbreak of equine
herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, have emerged in Minnesota, where at
least three equines have already had to be euthanized.
DIY Mosquito Trap Catches Thousands Per Night
Natural Blaze - Dan Rojas of Green Power Science demonstrates
how you too can create your own powerful mosquito trap that puts
all store bought methods to shame. In other words, he built the
better mousetrap and offers this information freely.
Early warning signs of cancer that cannot be ignored
(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, many people are initially surprised
when they hear that they have the signs of a particular type of
cancer only to later realize that the signs had been there for
quite some time. Because early detection is often the key to a
better prognosis, it is imperative that the following early
warning signs of cancer not be ignored.
Bubali Cornu from TCM for ebola, and other infectious diseases
with high fever and bleeding
(NaturalNews) Medicinal substances that can effectively help
bring down high fevers and stop bleeding would come in extremely
useful for victims suffering from serious infectious diseases,
such as dengue fever and Ebola.
SSRIs make patients lose feelings of love
(NaturalNews) Patients who regularly take serotonin reuptake
inhibitors, or SSRIs, can lose feelings of love and attachment,
according to the results of a new study.
Diabetes risk cut in half by avoiding work stress, study shows
(NaturalNews) A team of experts headed by Dr. Cornelia Huth and
Prof. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, with the HMGU, concluded that
individuals under high levels of pressure at work, with the
perception of having little control over their activities, are
45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to
those experiencing lower stress levels.
Genetically 'edited' fruit could soon hit supermarket shelves
The Telegraph - Genetically ''edited'' fruit and vegetables
could soon be appearing on supermarket shelves as experts have
discovered how to stop apples going brown and give bananas more
vitamin A. It is believed GE (genetic editing) may be more
appetising to consumers than traditional GM (genetic
modification) and cause less controversy. It involves subtly
''tweaking'' existing genes to increase or reduce amounts of
natural ingredients a vegetable or fruit already has.
8 Steps to Treating and Preventing Cancer from the Science of
Natural Society - Following are 8 suggestions from Ayurvedic
medicine to help increase prana in the body and prevent diseases
such as cancer. Try them all.
Study Indicates 70-300% Increased Brain Cancer from Using This
Natural Society - New research suggests that long-term cell
phone users (25 years) could be at a 300 percent increased risk
of developing brain cancer.
Sesame Oil May Heal Liver Damage
Green Med Info - Hundreds of drugs contribute to liver toxicity
even when used in correct doses. Chinese medicine suggests the
tiny sesame seed and its oil may protect the liver from damage.
Mother's Fears Are Passed to Children Through Smell, Study
Dr. Mercola - So-called hereditary trauma can be passed down
from generation to generation, such that children may suffer
from the same behavioral issues, fears, and phobias as their
parents. A new study in rats took this knowledge a step further,
shedding light on one way that a mother’s fears or past traumas
may impact her children.
Why Leave Fido at Home When You Can Take Him Along?
Dr. Becker - The growing popularity of traveling with pets
(primarily dogs) has created a wealth of pet-friendly travel
resources that provide all the information pet owners need,
whether they’re taking their companion across town or across the
country. Here we present just a small sampling of resources we
think you’ll find helpful as you plan your next day trip,
weekend getaway or vacation with your four-legged family member.
- August 14, 2014 - Today in History:
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tunis was
signed on board the USS Constitution.
1848 - The Oregon Territory was established.
1896 - Gold was discovered in Canada's Yukon
Territory. Within the next year more than 30,000
people rushed to the area to look for gold.
1917 - China declared war on Germany and Austria
during World War I.
1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the
Social Security Act into law. The act created
unemployment insurance and pension plans for the
1941 - The U.S. Congress appropriated the funds to
construct the Pentagon (approximately $83 million)
1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic
Charter. The charter was a statement of principles
that renounced aggression.
1944 - The federal government allowed the
manufacture of certain domestic appliances to resume
on a limited basis.
1945 - It was announced by U.S. President Truman
that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. The
surrender ended World War II.
1973 - The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ended. The halt
marked the official end to 12 years of combat in
Indochina by the U.S.
1980 - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
1992 - The U.S. announced that emergency airlifts of
food to Somalia would begin. The action was being
taken to stop mass deaths due to starvation.
1998 - A U.S. federal appeals court in Richmond, VA,
ruled that the Food and Drug Administration had no
authority to regulate tobacco. The FDA had
established rules to make it harder for minors to
1997 - An unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was sentenced
to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2009 - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a Charles Manson
follower who tried to assassinate President Gerald
Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison
hospital after more than three decades behind bars.
Putin: Russians need to engage, but have no confrontation with wider
RT - “We have to develop our country with calm, dignity and efficiency,
without barricading ourselves from the outer world or breaking ties with
partners, but also without allowing anyone to treat us with disrespect,”
he told Russian MPs in Yalta, Crimea. He called on a consolidation of
the people, “not for the sake of any wars or conflict,” but “for an
industrious labor force for Russia and in Russia's name.”
EU Farmers To Lose $16 Billion as Russians Support Food Embargo
(RIA Novosti) – According to the Associated Press, the EU agricultural
export to Russia reached $15.8 billion in 2013. Thus, the estimated loss
for the European economy could be about $16 billion, experts claim.
Moreover, Russian sanctions may draw Europe into a market crisis, the
French National Federation of Unions of Agricultural Operators warns.
Obama Plans "Non-Boots-On-The-Ground Humanitarian-Adviser-Marines-Led"
Yezidi Rescue Mission In Iraq
Zero Hedge - Last night we nearly exploded when the adminstration tried
to explain how the 130 Marines (military advisers) were non-combat troop
'boots-on-the-ground' in Iraq. Today, the State Department, Pentagon,
and White House are all out with mind-numbing propaganda to reassure an
anxious America that a planned rescue mission of 'thousands' of Yezidi
will be entirely supported by non-combat troops.
UN declares highest level of emergency in Iraq over ISIS advance
RT - The UN has declared the highest level of emergency in Iraq as the
ISIS advance threatens minority groups in the country as the Security
Council urged Iraq's new PM to form an inclusive govt to preserve state
integrity and ease sectarian tensions.
ISIS Now A Commodity “Trading” Powerhouse: Islamic States Steals Iraq’s
Grain Then Sells It Back To Iraq Government
Zero Hedge - According to Reuters, a top Iraqi government grains
official said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants are taking wheat
from state silos in northern and western Iraq, in order to mill it there
and in neighboring Syria.
Russia Sanctions Blowback: Finland's Largest Dairy Lays Off 800, Spain
Seeks EU Aid, Poland Complains To WTO
Zero Hedge - Well that didn't take long. Mere day after Russia announced
its ban on Western nation food imports, European countries are
Israel strikes targets in Gaza despite prolonged truce
RT - "With the breach of the ceasefire by Hamas, the Prime Minister and
defense minister ordered the Israeli military to act in response. The
order was issued before midnight," an Israeli official told Reuters on
condition of anonymity. Hamas, in its turn, accused Israel of violating
the truce, with Hamas official Izzat Reshiq who is in Cairo saying that
there was “no violation of the calm from any Palestinian side and nobody
in Gaza has heard rocket fire.”
NSA bot MonsterMind can wage cyberwar on its own – Snowden
RT - The US National Security Agency owns a “MonsterMind” program
designed to prevent foreign cyberattacks and, also, automatically strike
back, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden told Wired magazine.
NSA was responsible for 2012 Syrian internet blackout, Snowden says
The Verge - When Syria's access to the internet was cut for two days
back in 2012, it apparently wasn't the fault of dissenting "terrorists,"
as the Syrian government claimed: according to Wired, it was the fault
of the US government.
MP Claims Ebola Virus Has Arrived in France
Paul Joseph Watson - National Assembly member Patrick Balkany claims
that the Ebola virus has hit France, but his comments were quickly
denied by the country’s health authorities. “According to reliable
medical sources, several cases have been reported in the French
territory,” Balkany stated on his website, adding, “It did not fall from
the sky….but given the medical secret, I can not reveal my source.”
NewLink says Ebola vaccine trial could start in weeks
(Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp, which licensed an Ebola vaccine
developed by Canadian government scientists, has enough doses on hand to
launch the first human safety trial of an Ebola vaccine this summer, its
chief executive said on Wednesday.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America's
Militarized Police Forces
billmoyers.com - The “war on terror ” has come home — and it’s
wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the
militarization of the police.
Why is Obama returning to Washington?
The Hill - The president is expected to return to the White
House on Sunday, but officials won't say why Obama is taking the
unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He's expected to
return to Martha's Vineyard, where he's been vacationing, on
Pentagon Insists on Buying Russian Helicopters for Afghanistan
(RIA Novosti) – The Pentagon is insisting on the purchase of
Russian helicopters for Afghanistan regardless of US Congress
protests, the delegation head of Russia’s arms exporter
Rosoboronexport told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
Obama administration lifts ban on Libyans attending US flight
schools: Remember Benghazi, sir?
BizPac Review - The Obama administration has lifted longtime
restrictions on U.S. flight and nuclear science training for
Libyans – despite potential dangers that the country could still
be breeding anti-American terrorists, according to FreeBeacon’s
Ferguson Riot Police Wound Reporter In Attack on Protestors
Kit Daniels - In Ferguson, Missouri, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs
was shot in the kidneys Wednesday night by St. Louis Co. Police
using flash bangs and rubber bullets during protests over the
police shooting of an unarmed teenager four days ago.
Additionally, the police were reportedly hunting down
journalists amongst the demonstrators after arresting two prior
to the assault.
* Related article:
Washington Post and Huffington Post Reporters Arrested, Released
Photos: Ferguson Police Train Weapons, Laser Sights On Peaceful
infowars.com - Riot control squads pointed loaded weapons and
trained laser scope rifle sights on demonstrators who took to
the streets of Ferguson, Mo., yesterday to protest the police
shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The Military Occupation Of Ferguson, Missouri Is Just A Preview
Of What Is Coming To America
Michael Snyder - Let’s be honest – Ferguson, Missouri is under
military occupation right now, and the entire world is watching
in horror as militarized police fire tear gas and rubber bullets
at unarmed protesters. Yes, the rioting and looting in Ferguson
needed to be stopped. If order had not been restored, more
stores and businesses would have been destroyed. However, there
is no excuse for the brutal tactics now being employed.
Gun sales spike around Ferguson after 3 days of riots
RT - The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in
Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent civil unrest in the St.
Louis suburb, has led to a spike in firearm sales at some local
gun shops, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
Immigrant Students Flood Georgia School Registration Office
Breitbart - The report comes as the Department of Education has
made it clear that illegal immigrant students are “entitled to”
public eduction and the southern border is in crisis with tens
of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the country
illegally — many of whom are later placed with a sponsor in the
U.S. as they await immigration hearings.
Feds Give Texas Schools Guidelines...
A Second Man Is Shot by Police in Ferguson, Missouri
Blacklisted News - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and
wounded a man early Wednesday morning not far from where
protesters have been massing for several days following the
death of Michael Brown, whose killing has sparked rioting and
Anonymous' "Op Ferguson" Says It Will ID the Officer Who Killed
Mother Jones - Update: Anonymous has obtained and posted St.
Louis police dispatch tapes from the day of the shooting.... The
police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, says he is withholding the
name of the officer who shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African
American teenager, out of concern for the safety of the officer
and his family. But that might be easier said than done. Just a
few hours later, the hacktivist group Anonymous announced on
Twitter that it was now "making a final confirmation on the name
of Mike Brown's murderer," adding: "It will be released the
moment we receive it."
LAPD kills young black man days after Ferguson shooting
RT - Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old black man described by his family
as having “mental problems,” was shot and killed by a Los
Angeles, California police officer Monday evening, barely 48
hours after an unarmed black man in Missouri suffered the same
Off-Duty Cop Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Firing Handgun out
Mikael Thalen Police in Saraland, Alabama arrested an off-duty
officer this week after receiving several disturbing reports
from local residents.
Wanna Pay 8-9 Bucks per Gallon of Gas?
Breitbart - It’s already happening. The "Hidden Gas Tax”, buried
deep within California's"Cap-and-Trade" program, was tucked away
in the fine print of AB 32—a 2006 bill that radically increased
government control over businesses in the name of reducing
“global warming," and which goes into effect Jan 1, 2015.
14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May
Be About To Burst
Economic Collapse - Did you know that a major event just
happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since
the financial crisis of 2008? If you rely on the mainstream
media for your news, you probably didn't even hear about it.
VIDEO: Compilation of Unreleased Robin Williams Footage
Supporting US Troops During Tour of US Military Bases, and
Liveleak - As the gruesome details of Williams' death emerge,
the US Dept of Defence has released a short video compilation of
Robin Williams visiting with, and performing for, US troops
stationed overseas. In the footage, Williams is seen performing
in front of army personnel in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq, and
also includes an interview in which he explains why supporting
the troops was important to him.
Top 10 US cities running out of water
(NaturalNews) Some of the worst drought conditions on record
have left much of the Golden State grasping for moisture
wherever it can be found. But for these 10 cities, more than 75
percent of their land area is now marked by "exceptional"
drought, the highest level on the chart.
A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags
Natural Blaze - The scientists presenting the work today at the
248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical
Society (ACS) say that out of nearly 200 commonly used
compounds, there's very little known about the potential health
risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals.
Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, new research
LA Times - Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far
shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through
underground sources of drinking water, according to research
released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists.
Population Controllers Call Babies “Carbon Legacies,” a Threat
to the Environment
lifenews.com - I guess it takes global warming hysteria to get
the bioethics movement to criticize what is known in the trade
as “artificial reproductive technologies” or ART. But now, in
the ever more radical Journal of Medical Ethics, Cristina Richie,
of Boston College’s Department of Theology, argues that these
technologies should be regulated to limit the number of
children–called “carbon legacies,” as a means of fighting
‘Drone-vertising’: Great, Now UAVs Are Going to be Flying around
Selling Us Stuff
The Daily Sheeple - Apparently the next trendy new thing will be
drones flying around everywhere trying to sell you stuff. That’s
right. Tagline? “Advertising has never been so high.”
Artificial Intelligence 'more dangerous than nukes,' warns
technology pioneer Elon Musk
(NaturalNews) Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, maker of
electric automobiles, is one of the driving forces behind
super-intelligence computers that could eventually improve just
about everything -- from alternatively powered autos to space
Build the Ultimate School Bug Out Kit for your Kids
Organic Prepper - Each parent knows their own child the best.
Not all kids are mentally equipped for a bug-out situation. If
you feel that your child would panic, or your children are very
young, this may not be a viable plan for your family. If your
kid is the independent, competent sort, then it may be time for
a discussion on determining a plan for when and how to bug out
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Monsanto Chemical-Resistant Weed Strikes Southern Cotton Fields
and Threatens Midwest
AllGov - The herbicide, also known as glyphosate, became so
ubiquitous in American agriculture that eventually Mother Nature
started producing new weeds—16 so far—immune to the chemical.
There are now enough glyphosate-resistant weeds in America to
nearly cover the state of Oregon, Michael Wines reported at The
New York Times.
New, all-natural pesticide unveiled by scientists - and it won't
kill the bees!
(NaturalNews) Good news on the honeybee front -- a team of
scientists in the UK have created a biopesticide made from
spider venom and plant protein that may provide hope for the
The Benefits of Rosehip Syrup
Underground Medic - The price of a small bottle of
rosehip syrup has rocketed, almost a 1000% increase
now it was a ‘cure’ for something that affects so
many. Big Pharma strikes again.
Excellent natural calcium sources for bone health
(NaturalNews) Calcium is an essential macromineral
whose roles in the body are relatively well-known.
It strengthens bones and teeth, improves the body's
alkalinity, helps our heart muscles to contract and
relax properly and more
Natural sunlight in hospitals would improve health
and well-being of staff and patients
(NaturalNews) Walk through any run-of-the-mill
hospital today and one will notice that there's more
emphasis spent on keeping patients in bed connected
to machines than there is helping patients stand to
see the light and hope outside.
Doctors refuse to treat Obamacare patients, say they
can't afford to
(NaturalNews) As the rubber meets the road for the
Affordable Care Act (ACA), many doctors are
realizing that the healthcare overhaul simply won't
work for them if they want to actually stay in
93 Percent of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Are Now
preventdisease.com - Ninety three percent of wild
medicinal plants used for making ayurvedic medicines
are endangered and efforts are being made to
relocate them from their usual habitat to protect
The many health benefits of eating eggplant
STEPin2 - Eggplant is very popular in Asian, Middle
Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine. Because it is so
nutritionally packed, it provides health benefits as
well. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of
Shocking Risks of Ice Cream with rGBH and How Does
Your Brand Rate
Natural News Blogs - Once again the US thinks it’s
just fine to consume but it has been banned by
Canada, New Zealand, Australia and all European
Union countries! So who are some of the offending
ice cream makers: Blue Bunny, Dreyer’s, Breyer’s,
Haagen Daas and Baskin Robbins still use milk for
their ice cream that has been treated with rGBH.