Today in History - Friday - August 31, 2012
1823 - Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited
French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of
1852 - The first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of
the U.S. Congress.
1920 - The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired. The
station was 8MK in Detroit, MI.
1935 - The act of exporting U.S. arms to belligerents was prohibited by
an act signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1962 - The Caribbean nations Tobago and Trinidad became independent
within the British Commonwealth.
1964 - California officially became the most populated state in America.
1965 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created by
the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
1980 - Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement
signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.
1989 - Great Britain's Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announced that
they were separating. The marriage was 16 years old.
1990 - U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar met with the Iraqi
Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to try and negotiate a solution to the
crisis in the Persian Gulf.
1990 - East and West Germany signed a treaty that meant the harmonizing
of political and legal systems.
1991 - Uzbekistan and Kirghiziz declared their independence from the
Soviet Union. They were the 9th and 10th republics to announce their
plans to secede.
1991 - In a "Solidarity Day" protest hundreds of thousands of union
members marched in Washington, DC.
1993 - Russia withdrew its last soldiers from Lithuania.
1994 - A cease-fire was declared by the Irish Republican Army after 25
years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.
1994 - Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East
Germany and the Baltics after a half-century.
1998 - A ballistic missile was fired over Japan by North Korea. The
missile landed in stages in the waters around Japan. There was no known
Syrian group with close ties to FSA terrorists openly arms rebels with
help of U.S.
Activist Post - The recently established Syrian Support Group (SSG), a
United States-based pro-Free Syrian Army (FSA) group housed just three
blocks away from the White House, is openly showing their support for
the terrorist FSA like never before. The SSG was just established this
April as a non-profit and thanks to a special license from the Treasury
Department, they can now openly provide the Syrian opposition with
funding to purchase heavy weaponry which, according to The New York
Times, includes “antiaircraft and antitank missiles.”
South African miners charged with murder of 34 colleagues killed by
South African workers arrested after a shooting at a platinum mine have
been charged with killing 34 of their colleagues, despite confirmation
that police committed the murders. The officers, who did not deny using
guns, face no charges. The Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, in the
country's North West province, made headlines on August 16, when
protesters, who demanded their wages be raised to over $1,000 a month,
clashed with police. The crackdown claimed the lives of 36 people –
miners and two policemen, and left 78 injured.
Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news
The German cabinet backed a draft law requiring Google and other news
aggregators to pay for summarized information they display before
linking to a source – a move that has outraged the Internet giant,
politicians and bloggers alike.... The law is about piracy and stealing
content on the Internet, said federation spokeswoman Anja Pasquay.
Search engines are pirating content by publishing the snippets, "and
they don't even ask, they simply take it," she said.
NATO secretly authorizes Syrian attack
Press TV - On Monday, August 27, 2012, in a meeting in Brussels, NATO
military leaders in consultation with “telephonic liaison” with officers
of military forces in several former Soviet Republics, major African
states, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf states came to a
combined decision to act against Syria.... No announcement was made, no
plans or timetable published, simply a vote on authorization of force
which passed unanimously by member and included non-member states
Iran, Egypt call each other ‘strategic allies’
Press TV - At a Thursday meeting with Morsi in the Iranian capital,
Tehran, Ahmadinejad referred to Egypt as “Iran's strategic ally” and
expressed the interest of the Iranian nation and government in enhancing
cooperation and friendly relations with the Egyptian government and
VIDEO: Leader's inaugural speech at NAM Summit
Press TV - The following is the full text of the Leader of the Islamic
Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s inaugural address delivered
at the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran on August 30,
China, Egypt back Palestine's statehood
xinhuanet.com - China and Egypt have reaffirmed their support for an
independent State of Palestine, according to a joint press communique
issued here on Thursday. The independent state should have full
sovereignty established on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East
Jerusalem as its capital, said the communique, which also backed
Palestine's participation in the United Nations and other international
organizations. The document was released after Egyptian President
Mohamed Morsi's three-day state visit to China concluded early on
Palestinian farmers ordered to leave lands
aljazeera.com - Israeli authorities have given Palestinian farmers
living in Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, an order to uproot palm
trees they have grown and leave agricultural lands within 45 days. The
orders came in the form of letters sent to the farmers in an area known
as “Area C” and gave the farmers an October 7 deadline to vacate their
lands. Shawkat Housheyeh, a farmer who received an official warning
letter to uproot his palm trees told Reuters news agency that the
measure threatened the livelihood of thousands of farm workers in the
Nicolas Sarkozy is contemplating a £200,000-an-hour job with a bank that
already employs his old friend Tony Blair
If the former French president accepts the job with Morgan Stanley he
will be following in the highly lucrative footsteps of the ex-Prime
Minister. But critics on the other side of the Channel have already
expressed disgust at once elected politicians effectively using their
reputations to enrich themselves to the tune of millions.
TB continued: Drug-resistant strain of deadly disease alarms doctors
RT - The world is in the middle of a tuberculosis pandemic, scientists
say. What was once a disease of undeveloped nations has raced across
continents, with thousands of cases in Asia and Europe. The disease may
infect up to two million people by 2015.... Cases of tuberculosis in
Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America are on the rise, and many of them
are of a strain resistant to vaccination.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon threatens legal action against Bin Laden assassination
RT - The US Defense Department is threatening to pursue “all
remedies legally available” against the author of a forthcoming
book about the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Pentagon says the
former Navy SEAL breached nondisclosure agreements.... The book
divulges details of the operation in which US Navy SEALS killed
al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan on
May 4, 2011. A number of facts presented contradict the official
version of the mission, according to a copy obtained by the AP.
'Toughest sheriff in America' under fire for
warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night
RT - The Phoenix New Times paper has long been a critical of
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose questionable actions
have included organizing detention facilities for illegal
immigrants that some have compared to Nazi concentration camps.
Apparently Arpaio got so annoyed with their criticism that he
issued a subpoena demanding the newspaper to give up its
sources. The subpoena, issued by Arpaio's office, “demanded that
the paper reveal its confidential sources as well as produce
reporters’ and editors’ notebooks, memoranda, and documents.”
When newspaper co-owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin refused to
follow through, though, they received a surprise visit.
Justice Department sued for hiding secret NSA surveillance
RT - The EFF charges that the DoJ violated the Freedom of
Information Act, or FOIA, by failing to expedite previous
requests filed with the government for documents relating to a
2008 amendment included in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act. Under that year’s update to FISA, feds were awarded legal
wiggle room to collect and comb through any communication
originating in the United States that is sent abroad through
email or phone, all under the guise of national security.
PHOTOS - Deutsche Bank VP Suffers 15 Facial Fractures After
Alleged 'Bath Salts Battle' With L.A. Police
Daily Bail - We're told Mulligan claims the cops walked up to
him and asked why he was in the area, and then proceeded to
search both him and his car. Mulligan says the officers found a
large amount of cash in the car -- thousands of dollars -- and
then put him in a police car and drove to a nearby motel. We're
told Mulligan says the cops told him to stay in the room until
they returned. He claims he waited several hours, but the cops
never came back. He says he felt he was being set up to be
robbed or killed, so he made a run for it. As he ran out, he
says cops were right there and began beating him mercilessly.
U.N.-backed ‘Agenda 21′ development rules anger many in Texas
kens5.com - A Lubbock County judge's comments last week that
President Obama might cede U.S. sovereignty to the United
Nations and spark a civil war have been widely ridiculed. But
concerns about U.N. overreach are gaining ground, with the
attacks mostly focused on a 20-year-old nonbinding U.N.
resolution called Agenda 21.... Critics of Agenda 21 view it as
a sinister effort by an international organization to tell
communities what to do and a blatant infringement on private
VIDEO: Texas Students Revolt Against Mandatory RFID Tracking
Paul Joseph Watson - Andrea Hernandez is leading a group of
students who refuse to wear the tags because in her words, “It
makes me uncomfortable. It’s an invasion of my privacy,” she
told KSN.com. Hernandez is being backed by parents and privacy
experts like Dr. Katherine Albrecht who point out that the spy
chips are more about making money than keeping students safe, as
the schools claim.
YouTube: Reality Check: Did RNC “Scripted” Rules Change Start A
Civil War In The Republican Party?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the most
controversial rule change in party history was not legitimately
VIDEO: Delegates to GOP Convention Hold Press Conference, Demand
Grievances Be Addressed by RNC
Liberty Crier - “This convention was scripted from ground zero.
Conventions are not supposed to be scripted!” said State Rep.(R)
Glen Bradley, from North Carolina. “This is where Republicans
get together to do business, to come up with a platform, and to
decide how to save the future of the United States!” The RNC
convention convened officially earlier this week, and has been
one outrage after another. This large group of grassroots
supporters from several states put together a list of grievances
that they want the Republican National Committee to address.
Mitt Romney vows tough stance on Russia if elected US president
Press TV - “Under my administration, our friends will see more
loyalty, and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and
more backbone,” Romney said, referring to Russian President
Vladimir Putin. He made the remarks in a speech on the final day
of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on
Thursday. Romney also condemned Obama’s foreign policies,
claiming the US president has been too soft with Iran and
Conservatives charge Team Romney with ‘political
malpractice;’ nasty fight still possible at RNC
Washington Examiner - Despite reports of a compromise, there is
still substantial unhappiness among many delegates to the
Republican convention over a package of party rules changes
proposed by the Romney campaign. The fight — which one
conservative delegate calls the result of Team Romney’s
“political malpractice” — could break into the open today, as
delegates debate various proposals to resolve the conflict....
Team Romney proposed the changes on Friday in what opponents
view as a last-minute move to avoid extensive debate. “This was
political malpractice, period,” McKissick [South Carolina
delegate and member of the party rules committee] says.
VIDEO: The Teleprompter Had the Results of the Vote Before the
Vote was Taken!
Daily Paul - Re: the Vote on
Rule 12 and 16. Here is what you
did not see on the "mainstream" news media. The teleprompter had
the results of the vote before the vote was taken. Text: in the
opinion of the Chair, the "ayes" have it! Go to the 2:00 minute
mark to see the pre-fabricated "opinion of the Chair".
YouTube: Ben Swann on The Jerry Doyle Show - RNC Dirty Tricks
Against Ron Paul Delegates
August 29, 2012 - Ben Swann talks Romney, the criminal behavior
of the RNC against Ron Paul and his delegates and more. Great
YouTube: RNC Sham 2012
Published on Aug 29, 2012 by CollectiveCheckup - The Convention
is where delegates are meant to cast votes for the nominee, yet
the Tampa Bay Times Forum was already plastered with embedded
Romney banners, and additional 'Mitt' signs for people to hold
were also smuggled in to make it appear that many are behind
him. All Ron Paul material was promptly confiscated. [Great
RNC Protesters Vastly Out Numbered by Cops
Kurt Nimmo - It looks like the $50 million in tax payer money
Congress doled out for security during the Republican National
Convention has paid off. According to ABC News and Tampa Police
Chief Jane Castor, so far this week three protesters have been
arrested.... “There’s probably—and I don’t know what the number
are, but there’s probably 10 security personnel for every
protester who’s in town,” Tampa radio host Rob Lorei told the
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.
Morgan Stanley is Insolvent – Only a Matter of Time Before
Total Financial Collapse
Activist Post - According to Rick Wiles: “I’m hearing rumors
that another major financial house is going to implode. In fact,
the name I’ve been given is Morgan Stanley . . . It’s going to
be put on the sacrificial alter by the financial elite.” MS,
technically speaking, is classified as insolvent based on
mark-to-market valuation. By selling off non-core assets, MS has
been able to “reduce its European exposure” through the
manipulation of hedge funds and allocation of funds to failing
financial corporations. Some mainstream media outlets tout that
the Federal Reserve Bank will come in and assist MS in their
insolvency and that MS “just isn’t going out of business anytime
16 Facts That Show How Members Of Congress And Federal Workers
Are Living The High Life At Your Expense
Activist Post - Today, the federal government is the place to go
if you want a cushy, high-paying job with tons of benefits. It
is incredibly hard to be fired from a federal job, and if you
stick around long enough you will be guaranteed a huge pension
for the rest of your life.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Occupy Wall Street details anniversary showdown
Press TV - Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters will mark the
first anniversary of the anti-capitalism movement’s inception by
trying to blockade the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE),
organizers say.... "We want to bring people down to the belly of
the beast," she said, adding, "That will be a pretty substantial
act of civil disobedience." Protesters are planning to bring
handcuffs and attempt ‘citizens' arrests of bankers.’
Isaac claims fatality as thousands forced to evacuate
Press TV - Isaac slashed its way further inland Thursday,
claiming its first fatality and stranding residents in
flood-prone areas even as it threatened to wreak more havoc in
the days to come.... Mississippi and Louisiana announced
mandatory evacuations for all low-lying areas along the
Tangipahoa River. An earthen dam at 700-acre Lake Tangipahoa in
Mississippi has not breached, but does have significant damage,
according to the Pike County Emergency Management Agency.
CNN article/slideshow here.
Use EFAs to reduce inflammation and support your adrenals
(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fatty acids help create cell walls that
are fluid and elastic, yet strong enough to hold things
together. The ALA offspring of EPA and DHA are vital to brain
and eye health. Lately, a lot of research has been done on
essential fatty acids, especially omega-3s. The health benefits
include: Increased energy, heightened and stabilized moods, and
better brain functioning with less brain fog. Hormone production
is better regulated. Adrenal glands stabilized. Less body fat is
maintained. Joints and muscles become pain-free. Lower blood
sugar counts are generated. EFAs help prevent dementia, strokes,
and inhibit tumors.
Combat cancer with the top cancer-fighting foods
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) An estimated one-third of cancer
deaths could be related to diet, according to the
National Cancer Institute. Eating processed, sugary foods
with harmful additives like chemicals or even animal products
with hormones is the norm for many people in developed nations.
What people eat can truly kill them.
Top 5 Antioxidant Rich Foods: Slowing Aging and Fighting Cancer
Natural Society - Antioxidants are something of a buzz word in
the natural health community, and for good reason. They scavenge
cancer-causing free radicals throughout our body, which leads to
improved health and healthier aging. We now have genetic
evidence that antioxidants kill cancer, and they even help
improve memory. Here are the top antioxidant rich foods you
probably (and should) have in your kitchen.
PROOF: Chinese industrial fluoride suppliers openly list sodium
fluoride as 'insecticide' and 'adhesive preservative' in
addition to water treatment chemical
(NaturalNews) Fluoride-pushing doctors and dentists who try to
contaminate your water supply with fluoride are promoting their
deadly agenda with a clever lie... a lie you will see obediently
repeated in every fluoride push.... Here are the five false
Medical imaging radiation causes DNA damage and cancer; doctors
(NaturalNews) The health risks associated with radiation
exposure, whether it comes from cancer treatments or medical
imaging scans, are much more significant than most people
probably think. The latest published data on radiation exposure
suggests that roughly 25,000 Americans develop cancer every year
as a result of medical radiation exposure, and many more
experience DNA damage that could eventually lead to the
development of cancer and other health problems in the long
Unnecessary cardiac procedures being performed by greedy
doctors, whistleblower reveals
(NaturalNews) C.T. Tomlinson is a nurse that used to work at the
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Fort Pierce, Florida,
that is until he came forward with allegations that at least one
doctor at his facility had been performing phony cardiac
surgeries on healthy patients. After filing a complaint with
HCA's chief ethics officer Stephen Johns, it was determined that
a number of doctors and surgeons within the HCA system had been
performing unnecessary cardiac procedures on healthy patients
since at least 2002.
Could Just Thinking About Dessert Make You Gain Weight?
Green Med Info - Some Japanese researchers believe that our
thoughts about food can cause actual physical changes that may
lead to weight gain. Their study published in the journal Cell
Metabolism, concluded that the anticipation of a sweet treat in
mice and rats triggers their muscles to start taking up glucose
from the blood and getting ready for action. If that muscle does
not in fact get to work, the glucose will be stored as fat.
Exposing the FDA's Vaccine Injury Cover-up: An Interview With
Walter Kyle, Esq.
Activist Post - Attorney Walter Kyle of Cape Cod, Massachusetts,
began representing Plaintiffs with vaccine injuries ten years
before the Vaccine Injury Act began, and has argued more than
forty cases before the Special Masters of the United States
Court of Federal Claims [under the Vaccine Injury Compensation
Act] - 42 U.S.C.A. §300aa, et.seq. As a result, Attorney Kyle
has unique insight into the nuances of vaccine injury law.
Doctors discover terrifying new tick-borne virus
RT - Researchers have diagnosed two farmers from separate towns
in the American Midwest with the first ever identified cases of
the Heartland virus, a just-discovered tick-borne infection that
landed both men in the hospital with symptoms that include
fever, fatigue and nausea.... Doctors fear that future cases —
ones that go longer without being brought to the attention of a
trained physician — could cause a severe drop in platelet count
and, as a result, abnormal bleeding. If advanced enough, the
next documented case of the Heartland virus very well could be
Goji Berries: Worthy of the Name “Superfood”
care2.com - These small fruits, no bigger than the size of
raisins, contain ample amounts of antioxidants, vitamins,
minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients. With 18 amino acids,
they are considered complete proteins. Pound for pound, they
contain more vitamin C than any other fruit on the planet
(sorry, oranges), and they have more iron than spinach
(something for Popeye to contemplate). In all, they have 21 key
trace minerals our bodies need to function and be healthy,
including vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin B-complex, vitamin
E, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, selenium, calcium, iron, copper,
Goji Berries available at
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Infographic: Harmful Effects of Soda on Your Body
Sure, there’s nothing quite like soda to go along with that
burger and fries you’ve decided to have for lunch. Not unless
you care about what you put in your body and what long-term
effects it is going to have on your well-being. If you do care
about your health and your body, however, take a look at the
harmful effects of soda consumption over time.
27 Easy, Fresh Tomato Recipes
A perfect late summer tomato, bursting at the seams with
fragrant juice with the perfect balance of sweetness and
acidity, plucked fresh from the vine the morning you eat it is
one of life's greatest pleasures.
Guess what’s coming to dinner? The unprocessed food challenge
Grist - Make no mistake: Processed food is out to get you. “No!”
you can say. “I only want to eat whole foods! Just leave me
alone!” But does processed food listen? No. It just kicks back
and laughs. “Just try to get away from me,” processed food says.
“I’m everywhere you look. I’m at the convenience store. I’m in
your favorite restaurant order. I’m lurking in your pantry right
now. That ‘natural’ box of cereal you bought? Full of
high-fructose corn syrup!
VIDEO: Apple Rejects Drones+ iPhone App That Tracks U.S.
Wired - It’s the third time in a month that Apple has turned
Drones+ away, says Josh Begley, the program’s New York-based
developer. The company’s reasons for keeping the program out of
the App Store keep shifting. First, Apple called the bare-bones
application that aggregates news of U.S. drone strikes in
Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia “not useful.” Then there was an
issue with hiding a corporate logo. And now, there’s this crude
VIDEO: Talented Cat Plays the Piano
care2.com - There’s an old adage that pets and their
people grow to resemble each other over time, and
it’s sometimes startlingly true. In this case, a cat
who lives with a piano teacher has learned how to
play the piano herself. She can even play a duet
with her human!
Check out Nora's homepage here.
Today in History - Thursday - August 30, 2012
1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West
Point fort to the British army.
1806 - New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser,"
was published for the last time.
1862 - The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of
Bull Run in Manassas, VA.
1928 - The Independence of India League was established in India.
1941 - During World War II, the Nazis severed the last railroad link
between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.
1945 - General Douglas MacArthur set up Allied occupation headquarters
1951 - The Philippines and the United States signed a defense pact.
1956 - In Louisiana, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened.
1960 - A partial blockade was imposed on West Berlin by East Germany.
1963 - The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into
1965 - Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme
Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the
1982 - P.L.O. leader Yasir Arafat left Beirut for Greece.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford
Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.
1984 - The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the
voyage three communications satellites were deployed.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted
into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
1991 - The Soviet republic of Azerbaijan declared its independence.
1994 - Rosa Parks was robbed and beaten by Joseph Skipper. Parks was
known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, which
sparked the civil rights movement.
1994 - The largest U.S. defense contractor was created when the Lockheed
and Martin Marietta corporations agreed to a merger.
1996 - An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed when the nylon
lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.
1999 - The residents of East Timor overwhelmingly voted for independence
from Indonesia. The U.N. announced the result on September 4.
Israel angered over IAEA vote on nuclear arsenal
Press TV - Israel has become infuriated by a fresh initiative of Arab
member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which
seeks to launch a global campaign to slam Israel’s possession of nuclear
stockpile. The motion tabled by 17 Arab IAEA members has been submitted
to a preparatory commission to be put to vote at the Agency’s September
meeting which is to be attended by 154 countries, the Associated Press
reported on Tuesday. The initiative is widely expected to be ratified,
as it enjoys the support of Muslim countries as well as other states
critical of Israel’s stance on Palestine, the report said.
Israel: NAM summit in Tehran ‘stain on humanity’
Press TV - "So many in the international community appear to have
learned nothing. I think this is a disgrace and a stain on humanity,"
Netanyahu said in a meeting with Prime Minister David McAllister of the
German state of Lower Saxony on Wednesday.
Leader denounces UN Security Council's 'flagrant dictatorship'
Press TV - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali
Khamenei says the US and its allies abuse the “illogical, unjust and
completely undemocratic” structure of the UN Security Council to impose
their bullying on the world. “This is a flagrant form of dictatorship,
which is antiquated and obsolete and whose expiry date has passed,”
Ayatollah Khamenei said during an inaugural speech to the 16th
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran on Thursday.... Ayatollah
Khamenei said torture and assassination are condoned if they are carried
out by the US, the Israeli regime and their puppets.
UK physiotherapy sells out to Big Pharma. Is chiropractic next?
(NaturalNews) Today, physiotherapy is defined as "the treatment of
disease by physical exercise, massage etc., not drugs." This definition;
however, will need to be amended to indicate a recent victory gained by
Big Pharma. Last month, a landmark decision was awarded to UK
physiotherapists to give them the world's first prescribing rights.
The Endless War: Saudi Arabia Goes on the Offensive Against Iran
Activist Post - The Saudis are convinced that Iran is directing the
protests and fear that the problems will spill over the twenty-five
kilometer long COSWAY into oil rich Al-Qatif, where the bulk of the two
million Shia in the kingdom are concentrated. So far, the Saudis have
not had to deal with demonstrations as serious as those in Bahrain, but
success in the island kingdom could encourage the protesters to become
more violent. Protecting the oil is the first concern of the government.
YouTube: NATO-backed Rebels Bomb Funeral in Syria
(Warning graphic content) Addounia TV Aug 28, 2012 - [Addounia TV is a
Syrian channel broadcasting from Damascus] English Subtitles: The
explosion of the car, which was parked near a cemetery in Jaramana
killed 12 citizens and injured 48 others, some in critical condition, in
addition to damaging some of the surrounding buildings.
intelligence community draft report says dump Israel!
jeff-goodall.com - According to an article by Franklin Lamb appearing on
the Foreign Policy Journal’s website today, the Israel lobby is
preparing to trash a draft report prepared by the U.S. intelligence
community that suggests the U.S. needs to drastically reduce its
commitment to Israel for a number of increasingly urgent reasons.
Afghan President Arrives in Tehran
farsnews.com - Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Tehran on
Wednesday afternoon to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit
meeting and confer with Iranian officials on different regional and
Russia Orders System To Manipulate Mass Audiences Across Blogs, Social
Alexander Higgins - In an attempt catch up with US capabilities, Russian
Intelligence has ordered three systems to monitor and manipulate
information line. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service ordered a
three-layered software system it that will monitor use to manipulate
information on the internet using social networks and the blogosphere.
1.6 million Zimbabweans to need food aid
UN.org - In response to the deteriorating food situation, the UN agency
announced it was scaling up operations in conjunction with the
Government and other stakeholders to provide a combination of food
distribution and cash transfers to those in need. The WFP further noted
that it would require approximately $119 million to complete its
operations in Zimbabwe until the end of March 2013, though it said that
almost three-quarters of the funding has not yet been accounted for.
“Market Shock” Coming This Fall: UK Telegraph Sources
etfdailynews.com - Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: “I think we are
heading for a market shock in September or October that will match
anything we have ever seen before,” an unnamed source at a major
European bank told the U.K Telegraph, Friday.... “A more severe crash
than the one triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers could be on
the way,” according to the Telegraph journalists, Harry Wilson and
Slow Death and Fast Profits: The Globalisation of Pesticides and Poison
Global Research - The next time anyone in India serves up a good old
‘wholesome’ meal of rice and various vegetables, they will probably take
in half a milligram of pesticide also, around a pin prick. That would be
more than 40 times what an average North American person would
consume.... The government-owned Plantation Corporation of Kerala
aerially sprayed the harmful pesticide on cashews for a period of over
20 years. Consequently, it got into rivers, streams and drinking water.
Families and their children have been living with physical deformities,
cancers and disorders of the central nervous system ever since.
Corrupt Indian Politicians Steal $14.5 Billion in Food from Starving
Activist Post - Looting over 57,000 tons of food intended for the
starving poor, the unpunished corrupt lawmakers and politicians are
warehousing the mass amount of food supplies in a government-owned
storage facility that spans more than five football fields in length.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
New edition of 9/11 coloring book includes terrorist trading
SFGate.com - A St. Louis-based publisher released an updated
version of its controversial 9/11 graphic coloring book that now
comes with a complete set of terrorist trading cards.... We
Shall never Forget 9/11, Volume II: The True Faces of
Evil-Terror has a PG-13 rating and tells the complete story of
9/11. Kids can color in images of everything from the airplanes
knocking down the Twin Towers to the moment before Osama Bin
Laden was shot. The new edition comes with several pages of
perforated trading cards depicting “the men, women and
governments behind terror.”
DHS Inside Source Claims Obama White House Set to Stage Major
False Flag, “It’s Going Hot”
Intel Hub - In a startling article published on the Northeast
Intelligence Network, Douglas J. Hagmann is reporting that an
inside source from the Department of Homeland Security has
revealed to him that a false flag attack, planned by the White
House, is set to go hot. “According to my well-placed source
within the DHS apparatus, what amounts to a final authorization
was reportedly given to DHS directly from the White House. A “go
signal” if you will,” wrote Hagmann. Hagmann then went on to
directly quote the apparent well placed source with DHS itself.
Drone U. Teaches Remote Spying and Killing
Washington Times - Unmanned Vehicle University received its
international accreditation in July, and while it currently
offers only online courses, Col. LeMieux envisions a sprawling
campus in Lake Havasu, Ariz. The university teaches a variety of
subjects, including unmanned vehicle design, system
fundamentals. It’s yet another example of the unmanned
industry’s growth, a boom that’s only just begun.
DHS Amassing Arms for Secret Forces to be Used Against American
Intel Hub - Major General Jerry Curry, who is a decorated combat
veteran, Army Aviator, paratrooper, and Ranger, has asked the
question: “Who does the government intend to shoot?”... Curry
states: “No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases
is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in
an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those
against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those
causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the
SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries
maintain control of their citizens.”
NYPD Civil Rights Cases: City Shells Out $22 Million To Settle
Lawsuits Against NYC's Finest
Huffington Post - Two Colombian brothers received $1.2 million
after spending a combined 17 years in prison for armed robbery
convictions that were eventually thrown out. A 12-year-old
Forest Hills girl collected $115,000 after her arrest for
doodling on her junior high school desk with a green erasable
marker. And a small-time thief banked $150,000 after accusing
cops of smashing his head through the windshield of a car while
he was in handcuffs.
from Ron Paul
Ron Paul 2012 - I can't tell you how touched I've been by my
supporters' generosity from day one of my Presidential campaign.
Your support has made an incredible impact that will continue on
well into the future. In fact, as I look back at the past year,
I'm literally amazed at how far we've come....
YouTube: Ron Paul RNC Tribute Video
Ron Paul tribute video aired Wednesday at the Republican
HOT: Ron Paul Left Tampa on Tuesday
LRC Blog - At the little airport in Clearwater, 8 TSA agents
descended on them and ordered them not to board their private
plane. First, the pilots, the airplane, and the passengers would
have to be screened in great detail, because Romney might be
nearby. After a long examination of the pilots and their
credentials, the agents said they had to check the plane for
explosives. One of the pilots noted that the plane, full of
aviation fuel, was already a bomb. Then Carol Paul, who has a
pacemaker, refused to be screened, and an aide started taking
video of the whole rotten process. At that point, the TSA backed
down and let them through, to Texas and freedom. Related Kurt
Nimmo article/photo here.
Too Late: Ron Paul, Please Run as an Independent!
ronpaul2012.net - Is all hope lost? Not as long as we keep
fighting. If thousands of supporters pledge that we will “write
in” Ron Paul this November no matter what happens, it might
still be possible to convince Ron Paul to leave the GOP and run
as an Independent. Join us in expressing our approval of Ron
Paul’s candidacy by signing our powerful message of support.
Feel free to include your comments and suggestions for his
Illinois Write-in Campaign For Dr. Paul/need Signatures Turned
Into Your County Clerk's Office By September 6th!
Daily Paul - I just spoke with my county clerk's office and was
told that we CAN have Dr Paul as a write-in candidate (if he is
not on the ballot)if we gather 100 signatures from each county,
and have them turned into our county clerk's office no later
than September 6, 2012.
VIDEO: Hot Mic Catches Republican Praising Censorship of Ron
Paul Joseph Watson - “Well done! Whoever controlled the
microphone did a great job. During a roll call of states at the
Republican National Convention yesterday, an attendee was caught
on a hot mic praising the moment where Ron Paul’s delegate
result was accidentally censored as a result of an audio
Is There Any Question That The Process Is Controlled &That
Presidents Are Selected, Not Elected?
Daily Paul - After this RNC staged event where they turned a
criminal, Mitt Romney, into the savior of the country, applying
to Mitt, all the wonderful characteristics of Ron Paul, &
cheating Ron Paul delegates who were rightfully elected by the
RNC rules, it is abhorently apparent to even those with the
least amount of common sense, that this system they call "the
free-est system in the world" is totally controlled. FDR, in his
letter to Edward Mandel House, correctly stated "presidents are
not elected, but selected by a small elite".
Zero Hedge - November 16, 2011 was a historic date: that’s when
the US officially surpassed $15 trillion in debt for the first
time since World War 2. We celebrated it by cheering
$15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA. Today, August 28, 2012, is when we can
unofficially celebrate again, because 286 days after the last
major milestone was surpassed with disturbing ease, total US
debt following today’s $35 billion auction of 2 Year bonds is,
well, in a word: $16,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA!
Bitcoin ponzi scheme – investors lose $5 million USD in online
RT - The decentralized, digital Bitcoin currency has caught the
attention of people around the globe who are unhappy with how
national bank mismanagement is impacting the world economy. It
has also, apparently, caught the eye of one very clever schemer.
An invite-only online hedge fund that promised lucrative returns
for investors called the Bitcoin Savings & Trust has shut down,
and with it have disappeared the service’s administrator — a
user known in the digital currency community as pirateat40 — as
well as millions of dollars’ worth of the cryptocash, currently
valued at around $11 USD per coin.
Is There Going To Be A Stock Market Crash In The Fall?
The Economic Collapse - We all remember what happened during the
fall of 1929, the fall of 1987 and the fall of 2008. However, it
is important to keep in mind that we do not see a stock market
crash in the fall of every year. Some years the stock market
cruises through the months of September, October, November and
December without any problems whatsoever. But this year
conditions certainly seem to be right for a "perfect storm" to
develop. Technical indicators are screaming that a stock market
decline is imminent and sources in the financial industry all
over the world are warning that a massive crisis is on the way.
Ex-Marine to sue over detention for Facebook posts
times247.com - Mr. Raub won his freedom on Aug. 23 when Circuit
Court Judge Allan Sharrett found his forced detention “so devoid
of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably
expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” The suit Mr.
Raub is now filing is a civil complaint targeting all the
government officials involved in both his arrest and detention,
according to a written statement from the Rutherford Institute.
VIDEO: Marine Kidnapped Over Facebook Posts: ‘I Am Scared For
Paul Joseph Watson - Raub explained that one of his main
concerns in being publicly vocal about his concerns with the
activity of the U.S. government was executive orders that allow
the state to seize dictatorial power in a time of crisis,
including the seizure of private property, communications and
the institution of forced labor camps.
Backlog growing as disabled veterans still wait in limbo
Raw Story - A chart and interactive map published by the Citizen
detail which VA hospitals in the nation are the slowest at
processing patients and delivering care. New York City and Waco,
Texas are the worst-ranked, with patients waiting more than a
year on average, but even at mid-level hospitals like
California’s facilities in Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego,
wait times on injuries ranging from back pain to Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury are, on
average, about nine months.
VIDEO: Isaac Surge Overtops 18 Miles of La. Levee
Slow-moving Isaac was downgraded to a tropical storm on
Wednesday but left devastation in its wake, flooding homes to
their attics when the sea breached a levee outside New Orleans.
Inside New Orleans, levees and pumps protected the city from
widespread flooding, but Isaac had cut power to a third of
Louisiana's households and was expected to lash the state with
heavy rain and winds into Friday.
Hurricane Isaac could cause up to $2.5 billion in losses
Press TV - Business interruptions and damage to residential and
commercial property on land could cost insurance companies up to
$1.5 billion, the company said in an emailed statement.
Offshore, economic losses to energy production operations could
total up to $1 billion. These preliminary figures do not include
uninsured losses Isaac may have caused on land.
Hurricane Isaac Exploited to Acclimate Citizens to Federal
Military Role in Natural Disasters
Kurt Nimmo - Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office said Tuesday it has
asked the Defense Department to pay for up to 8,000 troops for
180 days. Moreover, the National Guard Bureau indicated another
35,000 troops and almost 100 aircraft are available for
mobilization to Gulf Coast states, according to Paul Purpura of
The Times-Picayune. Jindal told the Wall Street Journal
“Katrina-style flooding” wasn’t expected. As has now become
routine in federal responses to natural disasters, the
demarcation between military and local law enforcement has all
The last antibiotic: Drug companies run out of weapons against
the very same superbugs they helped create
(NaturalNews) The industry is down to one last-ditch chemical:
colistin, a toxic bug-killing chemical discovered in 1949. It
kills superbugs, but it also causes kidney damage. So if you're
infected with a superbug in a hospital, you can choose to either
die from an infection, or die from the cure.
The importance of probiotics after antibiotics
(NaturalNews) Antibiotics are great at what they do; they kill
bacteria. Unfortunately, they are unable to discriminate between
good bacteria and bad bacteria. There are over 100 trillion good
bacteria in our bodies that play a vital role in our overall
health and well-being, particularly to immune function and
digestion. Many of these bacteria are destroyed by antibiotic
treatments and therefore must be quickly replenished. The best
way to do this is by consuming probiotics, which contain live
bacteria that will repopulate the gut.
Lack of sleep found to be a new risk factor for aggressive
eurekalert.org - Lack of sleep is linked to more aggressive
breast cancers, according to new findings published in the
August issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment...."Short
sleep duration is a public health hazard leading not only to
obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but also cancer," said Li
Li, MD, PhD... "Effective intervention to increase duration of
sleep and improve quality of sleep could be an under-appreciated
avenue for reducing the risk of developing more aggressive
breast cancers and recurrence."
Low-carbohydrate diets make you lean and healthy, systematic
(NaturalNews) A new meta-analysis, a systematic review of
studies, found that low-carbohydrate diets lead to weight loss
and improved health. A low-carbohydrate diet usually involves
reduced consumption of grains, legumes, rice, certain dairy
products and sometimes fruits and root vegetables. Fat becomes
the main source of energy, and avocado, coconut products, oils,
full-fat dairy, meat, fish, fowl, eggs, olives etc., are common
World's hottest (and healthiest) pepper unveiled in south
(NaturalNews) Even though it has been praised for its health
benefits for years, scientists have struggled to confirm
capsaicin's individual health benefits. Researchers are
attempting to decode the mystery behind the spicy component to
peppers and to explain capsaicin's known efficacy in weight
loss, appetite suppression and raising body temperature.
Moreover, preliminary studies done on animals have suggested
that capsaicin can kill lung, pancreatic, and prostate cancer
cells. Other proposed benefits to capsaicin include...
Gates Foundation Funds Surveillance of Anti-Vaccine Groups
Green Med Info - ... $100K grant was recently disbursed to Seth
C. Kalichman, professor at the Department of Psychology,
University of Connecticut, for "Establishing an Anti-Vaccine
Surveillance and Alert System," which intends to "establish an
internet-based global monitoring and rapid alert system for
finding, analyzing, and counteracting misinformation
communication campaigns regarding vaccines to support global
immunization efforts." [emphasis added] Related article:
...‘On-Demand Vaccine Delivery via Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial
Ooh, Scary! USDA Wants to Protect Us from Raw Almonds
ANH - The “pasteurization” rule was introduced in 2007 in
response to a string of salmonella outbreaks linked to large
almond processing plants in 2001 and 2004; thirty-three people
became ill, but no one died.... California’s Almond Board
colluded with the USDA to propose mandatory “sterilization”
across the industry, and the USDA agreed to implement and
enforce the new rule.
Destroying Internet Freedom by Taxation
Activist Post - Government taxation is as old as the first brute
using force to steal from those intimidated by threats. So why
should it be any different for the Internet? In today’s
political environment of choosing winners and losers, the rush
to tax online sales is gathering steam. Everyone feels the
presence of the Amazon behemoth. Retail outlets like Best Buy
are rethinking their business model in order to compete. States
are eager to tap the flow of transactions with a sales tax that
would cost consumers dearly.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
FTCLDF to Represent Hershberger
farmtoconsumer.org - Hershberger has been charged with operating
a retail food establishment without a license, operating a dairy
farm as a milk producer without a license and violating a
holding order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).... The court’s ruling in
the Hershberger case could have a huge impact on the
availability of raw milk for Wisconsin consumers.
Farmer Wins Stressful 3-Year State Legal Battle -- Raw Dairy
Activist Post - The video below shows the authorities' dizzying
interpretations and stretched definitions of property, sales,
and more. The summons attempted a permanent injunction against
the Bechards and their posterity. The harassment and amount of
action over legal semantics was incredible.
Gardening To-Do List for September, Zone-by-Zone
Organic Gardening - Just a few short weeks until the autumnal
equinox brings another summer to a close, but that doesn't mean
there isn't plenty of work to do in the garden. Whether it's
cleaning up the beds for a long winter's nap or getting the beds
ready for a productive fall, this is no time to rest on your
laurels. So get planting, keep harvesting, keep working that
soil—and remember to plan your time accordingly, because it will
be getting darker a little earlier. Happy September!
YouTube: 4 Year Old Boy Plays Piano Better Than Any Master
4 year old boy playing a piano like a superb master! Awesome!!
Today in History - Wednesday - August 29, 2012
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
1886 - In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef
invented chop suey.
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.
1967 - The final episode of "The Fugitive" aired.
1983 - Two U.S. marines were killed in Lebanon by the militia group Amal
when they fired mortar shells at the Beirut airport.
1983 - The anchor of the USS Monitor, from the U.S. Civil War, was
retrieved by divers.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview,
declared that America could not defeat Iraq.
1991 - The Communist Party in the Soviet Union had its bank accounts
frozen and activities were suspended because of the Party's role in the
failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev.
1991 - The republics of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to stay
in the Soviet Union.
1992 - The U.N. Security Council agreed to send troops to Somalia to
guard the shipments of food.
1998 - Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike after their union
rejected a last-minute company offer.
2004 - India test-launched a nuclear-capable missile able to carry a
one-ton warhead. The weapon had a range of 1,560 miles.
Syrian Rebels Claim to Take Over Chemical Weapons
israelnationalnews.com - The Supreme Military Council of the Syrian
rebels released on a statement on Tuesday which said that the rebel
forces took control of an army missile base in Damascus, in which ten
ready-to-launch missiles were found. Some of the missiles, according to
the statement, were converted to carry non-conventional warheads
VIDEO: Syrian opposition announces roadmap for post-Assad Syria
RT - Syrian opposition activists announced they have drafted a political
roadmap for the country’s development in the event of the ouster of
President Assad. The project, initiated by US and German think tanks, is
currently being presented in Berlin. Developed by the US Institute of
Peace and German Institute for International and Security Affairs as
early as in January, the group put together a document titled, "The Day
After Project: Supporting a Democratic Transition in Syria."
Russia not to end military presence in Syria: army chief
Press TV - Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov on Tuesday rejected
the reports that Moscow was in the process of evacuating its naval base
in Syria and pulling out its high ranking military personnel.
France Ready to Recognize al-Qaeda as Syria’s Legitimate Government
Kurt Nimmo - France’s recently elected socialist president and
Bilderberg stooge François Hollande has told Syria’s CIA and MI6 run
opposition to form a provisional government. Hollande said France would
then officially recognize it as Syria’s legitimate government.
Military Muppet: TV character urges Israelis to prepare for strike on
RT - A new emergency pamphlet in Israel instructs residents to prepare
for the worst if Tel Aviv conducts a military strike on Iran. But the
face on the brochure isn’t the country’s President or Prime Minister –
it’s a Muppet. The cover of the 15-page leaflet pictures a smiling
Moishe Oofnik, the Israeli Muppet version of Oscar the Grouch. He’s the
resident pessimist on Rechov Sumsum, Israel’s co-production of the
long-running American children’s program ‘Sesame Street.’
US uses contractors to bypass international humanitarian laws
RT - The use of private contractors allows the US to evade
responsibility for violations of international humanitarian legislation,
a top Russian diplomat for human rights and democracy said. The comment
came from Foreign Ministry Commissioner Konstantin Dolgov as the US
Justice Department halted an investigation into the attempted bribing of
Iraqi police officials by employees of the Blackwater security company
(re-branded as ‘Academi’ in late 2011).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Army Reserve to do vehicle training in Sheboygan County
This exercise is over however these vehicles can be quite
strange and intimidating to the regular viewer. They are heavily
armored and about the size of a large SUV. Geddes said the
vehicles are designed to be driven mostly on paved, regular
CLICK HERE to view a photos that a special Power Hour listener
just happened to capture of one of these vehicles.
Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington,
Fox News - Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington
and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if
New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping
technology. Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a
patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny
marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a
gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on
spent cartridge cases.
NYT alters article to remove mention of CIA funneling weapons to
Syrian rebel groups
NaturalNews Buzz - This article is from the source 'nytimes' and
was first published or seen on August 27, 2012 15:54 (UTC). The
next check for changes will be August 28, 2012 17:30 You can
find the current article at its original source at
http://www.nytimes.com. The article has changed 9 times.
There is an RSS feed of changes available. To see the changed
article, click here.
Big Sis Begins Releasing Biological Agents Into Boston Subway
Steve Watson - The Department of Homeland Security will begin
releasing a dead bacteria into the Boston subway tomorrow in an
operation it says will test sensors designed to detect
biological agents that could be released as part of a terrorist
attack. Little is known about what exactly the bacteria consists
of, and the DHS has not been very forthcoming with information,
saying only that it is a “non-infectious” material that has been
“approved as a food supplement”.
VIDEO: Civilians Told Not to Fear Blackhawks Over Minneapolis
Kurt Nimmo - Despite the admonition of our founders about the
threat of standing armies, the government is now conducting
high-profile military “training exercises” around the country.
The latest “training in an urban environment” is occurring in
Bombshell: The Real Reason Barack Obama And Michele Lost Their
Before It's News - This is 100% legit. I check it out at
https://www.iardc.org/ Stands for Illinois Attorney
Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It's the official arm
of lawyer discipline in Illinois ; and they are very strict.
(Talk about irony.) Even I, at the advanced age of almost 65,
maintain (at the cost of approximately $600/year) my law license
that I worked so hard and long to earn.
Linda Jordan Files Obama General Election Ballot Access
Challenge: Court Hearing Set
BirtherReport.com - Jordan, a housewife and mother from Seattle,
took Obama up on his offer to look at his purported birth
certificate.  “It’s a forgery. Plain and simple. You don’t
have to be an expert to see that. This forgery proves nothing
except that someone forged a birth certificate and Barack Obama
is using it.” The election challenge, to keep Obama’s name off
the 2012 Washington State General Election ballot, was filed
today in Thurston County Superior Court. (No 12-2-01763-5) It is
scheduled for a hearing on August 29, 2012 in Judge McPhee’s
Hand-gun fired: Nebraska school says deaf toddler’s name sign
violates weapons policy
RT - A Nebraska public school is barring a deaf three-year-old
boy from using sign language to sign his name because, it
claims, the gesture resembles a gun. The school’s policies have
prompted outrage from parents, rights groups and ordinary
citizens. Hunter Spanjer’s parents were informed by the Grand
Island Public School that the way their child signed his name
was a violation of the school’s weapons policy.
VIDEO: Mini Documentary Reveals Full Extent of ‘Stellar Wind’
Domestic Spy Program
Adan Salazar - A new mini documentary by Academy Award-nominated
documentary filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras blows the lid
off the US government’s secretive domestic spy program – a
system currently storing all electronic communications and
analyzing it in real time, building dossiers on virtually every
American.... The Program documentary reveals the Stellar Wind
program’s highly classified nature, undoubtedly due to its
blatant violation of individual privacy rights.
*ATTENTION* - All Delegates! Important Delegate Press
Conference To Be Held Today!
Daily Paul - I just received the following information from a
contact of mine. "DELEGATES Important: Ron Paul delegates will
be holding a press conference today in "unity.". Please contact
Justin Carro, Ron Paul, Alternate Delegate from Alaska at
907.209.7783. Please share!!
VIDEO: Ron Paul's Maine Delegates Erupt After Getting Barred
from Republican Convention
Daily Paul - What a complete fraud. Hopefully all of you will
now see that there is a conspiracy happening and it is very very
massive. And it hates true liberty. RON PAUL. Related Video:
Compilation of votes cast for Ron Paul...
Ron Paul Nominated By 6 States At RNC?
Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary
signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at
the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates
from five states are required to nominate a candidate for
President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was
presented with the forms over an hour before the call for
RNC rollcall: Ron Paul Delegate Counts Ignored, Shouting Ensues
Delegates are being instructed to chant USA USA to drown out the
Paul supporters. Considering that the Paul delegates are being
robbed of their votes, it’s getting heated in there. I’m going
around to various sources to find out what’s going on. CSPAN
turned off the sound of the screaming by the Paul supporters
that they’re being “robbed” and by the rethuglicans shouting
Ron Paul supporters walk out of GOP convention
Several members of the Maine delegation walked out of the Tampa
Bay Times Forum after the convention affirmed the GOP’s decision
to replace 10 of Maine’s 24 delegates. “It’s a disgusting,
disgusting display of a hostile takeover from the top down,”
said Ashley Ryan, 21, a Maine delegate. “It’s an embarrassment.”
Ron Paul Makes Appearance on GOP Convention Floor
US News - Ron Paul made a surprise appearance on the floor of
the Republican National Convention Tuesday afternoon, prompting
cheers and chants of "President Paul!" and "Let Him Speak" from
his delegates. His visit, first reported here, is designed as a
way to show solidarity with his several hundred delegates, many
of whom are frustrated and seething because they are being
outvoted and, in their minds, shunted aside at the Republican
* Related Video:
Paul supporters chant...
Final Delegate Vote Count at Convention
Daily Paul Aug 28, 2012.
Rep. Paul: 'Put me down as undecided'
Fox News Aug 28, 2012 - Texas congressman on Romney-Ryan ticket,
VIDEO: TSA Workers Perform Bag Searches at RNC
Paul Joseph Watson - Illustrating once again how the federal
agency’s role is being expanded well outside anything related to
transport, TSA screeners are conducting bag searches at this
week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa.... Despite the
fact that hundreds of reporters attending the convention have
had their personal items inspected by TSA screeners when
checking in for the event, not a single one has reported on it.
Democratic National Convention to leave hundreds homeless
RT - As the Republican National Convention takes off in Tampa,
the upcoming Democratic National Convention is in the spotlight
over skyrocketing accommodation prices that are forcing many
low-income Charlotte families out of the motels where they live.
Coal miners say they were forced to attend Romney event and
Press TV - A group of coal miners in Ohio feel they would have
been fired if they did not attend an Aug. 14 event with
presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and
contribute to his campaign - and to make matters worse, they
lost of day of pay for their trouble.
Citigroup whistleblower awarded $31 million after exposing
(NaturalNews) Growing up, small-town, rural Michigan girl Sherry
Hunt said she never thought she'd ever be near the top of a
major Wall Street bank.
VIDEO: New gold rush: Where’s the ceiling?
RT - Gold is nearing its highest price in four months as
investors await a weekend meeting of central bankers that could
shed light on the likely course of US monetary policy. Gold has
gained 3.1% so far in August, and is heading for another record
high since January. Central bankers and finance ministers from
around the world are to meet at Jackson Hole, Wyoming on August
31 and September 1. Investors will be looking for hints from Fed
chairman Ben Bernanke on measures the central bank might take,
and specifically whether they will buy bonds to grease the
wheels of the financial system.
Chris Whalen And Barry Ritholtz On Bloomberg: "The Big 4 Banks
Have To Cheat To Hide Their Insolvency"
Daily Bail - Must-see tv with Whalen, Ritholtz and Tom Keene
recorded earlier today. This is a highlight clip. I believe the
entire interview will air tonight on Bloomberg TV at 6 pm EST.
It Is Not Just Your Imagination – American Families ARE Getting
The Economic Collapse - Did you know that median household
income in the United States is lower today than it was when the
last recession supposedly ended? If we are in the middle of an
"economic recovery", how can this possibly be happening?
Stunning new statistics compiled by Sentier Research show that
the U.S. economy is not nearly as healthy as we have been led to
Army Reserve to do vehicle training in Sheboygan County
This exercise is over however these vehicles can be quite
strange and intimidating to the regular viewer. They are heavily
armored and about the size of a large SUV. Geddes said the
vehicles are designed to be driven mostly on paved, regular
CLICK HERE to view a photos that a special Power Hour listener
just happened to capture of one of these vehicles.
VA office stacked 37,000 files on cabinets after running out of
NBC News - At the VA's Winston-Salem Regional Office in North
Carolina, an estimated 37,000 claims folders had been stored on
top of file cabinets, according to the Inspector General's
report released last week. Those piles had been stacked two feet
high and two rows deep. The file cabinets were so close to each
other that drawers could not be opened completely. More files
had been stored in boxes on the floor and stacked along the
Isaac: Not a Katrina, Tracking Farther West
accuweather.com - Isaac made landfall as a hurricane in
Louisiana Tuesday night and continued to wobble
west-northwestward along the southern coast of Louisiana during
the early morning hours Wednesday. Isaac made a second landfall
near Port Fourchon, Louisiana and will continue to bring storm
surge flooding, flooding rainfall, damaging wind, beach erosion
and the potential for tornadoes to much of the central Gulf
Antioxidants from food - The five best sources
(NaturalNews) Cells need oxygen to metabolize minerals and
vitamins to survive and thrive. When cells cannot use oxygen to
metabolize, they resort to fermenting glucose for their energy.
Natural strategies to beat multiple sclerosis
(NaturalNews) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory
disease in which the myelin sheath on the nerve endings gets
inflamed and damaged. This leads to scarring of the neurological
tissue in the brain and spinal cord. While the medical model has
very little support, many individuals have found ways to beat
multiple sclerosis with natural lifestyle strategies.
The Health Benefits of Pistachios: Heart Health, Eye Health,
Natural Society - Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy
fats, but did you know that pistachios have numerous additional
benefits? These little tough nuts are useful in preventing
cancer, lowering lipids in the prevention of heart disease, and
preventing diabetes, all while delivering a good source of
Did You Know: Europe Requires Warning Labels on Foods with
Natural Society - Europeans don’t only have it right in
requiring GMO foods to be labeled or banning them outright, the
European Parliament also requires labels on foods containing
artificial colors. Of course, the U.S. hasn’t done anything of
the sort, balking at research that shows the dangers these
lab-created colors pose, especially to children.
Support the Lymphatic System
ahha.org - The lymphatic system is closely related to the
cardiovascular system and is sometimes referred to as the body's
secondary circulatory system. Its major function is that of a
defense mechanism and it is a key to the body's immune
defenses.... Unlike the blood system that uses the heart as a
pump, the lymphatic system relies on skeletal muscle
contractions to pump it along. The following are methods which
assist lymph flow and cleansing activity, and boost overall
Are you experiencing a healing crisis?
(NaturalNews) It is not uncommon for individuals to suffer from
detoxification reactions when they begin a program of natural
healing. This is classically referred to as a healing crisis and
occurs when the body is expelling toxins into the different
systems of the body. The healing crisis is a normal process that
toxic individuals will often encounter on their path to getting
Keeping it in the family: BPA might last in our bodies for
Grist - Back in May, I pointed to a study on a farm chemical
that was found to cause physiological and behavioral changes in
rats. Worryingly, the effects persisted for generations after a
single exposure (it was the first time this phenomenon was
extensively documented in an industrial chemical). In an email
at the time, one of the study authors said, “Many other
environmental compounds promote these types of phenomena …
Future science and policy needs to consider such phenomena and
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
7 Reasons to Consider Off-the-Grid Independent Living
Activist Post - Going off grid should not be a spontaneous
decision; it can be exceedingly difficult, costly, and fraught
with unexpected problems if one has not done the proper
research, nor acquired the requisite skills. This article will
not be about how to go off the grid, but rather why one should
strongly consider doing whatever it takes learn all they can
about this option as soon as possible.
Illegal for Prisoners, Ok for Pet Food Consumers
Susan Thixton - With pet food, according to federal and state
authorities, the quality of the food isn't important. No one
seemed to care that spoiled meat was being sent to pet food,
that is until the adulterated beef was mistakenly sent to
40 Items to Barter in a Post-Collapse World
Activist Post - A lot of people think of bartering as something
to do when they are down and out, perhaps unemployed, or low on
cash. But nothing could be further from the truth. Bartering has
been around for eons and is simply a smart way to acquire goods
and services under the radar screen. Today I would like to share
some very simple tips for bartering as well as my own suggested
list of items and skills that may be useful for barter in a
Today in History - Tuesday - August 28, 2012
1774 - The first American-born saint was born in New York City. Mother
Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized in 1975.
1830 - "The Tom Thumb" was demonstrated in Baltimore, MD. It was the
first passenger-carrying train of its kind to be built in America.
1833 - Slavery was banned by the British Parliament throughout the
1907 - "American Messenger Company" was started by two teenagers, Jim
Casey and Claude Ryan. The company's name was later changedto "United
1916 - Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during
World War I.
1917 - Ten suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.
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
1972 - Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the
Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he
completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.
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.
Israeli court acquits Israel of 2003 killing of US pro-Palestinian
activist Rachel Corrie
RT - An Israeli judge has exonerated a military investigation that
acquitted the IDF of the killing of a US activist by a bulldozer. The
judge reiterated that the death was “an accident,” while the victim’s
family insists she was purposefully run over.
VIDEO: Ban Ki-moon urges immediate investigation into 'Daraya massacre'
RT - (Graphic video) The UN Secretary General has condemned “the
appalling and brutal crime” in the town of Daraya, calling for an
inquest into the reported killing of more than 300 people over the
weekend. Neither side fighting in Syria has claimed responsibility.
Shocking autopsy: South African police 'shot fleeing protesters in the
RT - South African police are facing accusations of mass murder after
autopsies on the victims of a bloody crackdown at Marikana platinum
mine, showed that miners were shot in the back. Meanwhile, new violence
has broken out at the location. Police claim they used weapons to defend
themselves against a wave of strikers after first trying to quell them
with tear gas and water cannons. Thirty-six people were killed during
the standoff, only two of them policemen. The protesters, numbering in
there thousands, were calling for pay rises.
Iran opens nonaligned summit with calls for nuclear arms ban
Washington Post - Iran opened a world gathering of self-described
nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the U.N. Security Council and
an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, even as Tehran faces
Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic bombs.
VIDEO: Israeli vets confess to 'no mercy' abuse of Palestinian
RT - Israeli veterans have spoken out, describing a degrading culture of
abuse and harassment of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza.
A report containing 30 veterans’ testimonies details numerous cases of
violence committed by Israeli soldiers. The report was released to world
media on Saturday by Breaking the Silence, an organization made up of
Israeli army veterans formed in 2004. They compiled more than 850
accounts from current and former Israeli soldiers describing abuses they
committed or witnessed.
Russians, Americans Take Part in Joint Air Force Counter-Terror Drill
CNS News - For the third summer in a row, Russian Air Force personnel
will join their American and Canadian counterparts in a joint
counter-terror exercise beginning Monday, simulating a cooperative
response to an aircraft hijacked by terrorists in international
airspace. Exercise “Vigilant Eagle” involves Russian, U.S. and Canadian
personnel operating from command centers in the U.S. and Russia.
Russian Expert Predicts Obama Will Declare Martial Law in America by End
Intel Hub - Igor Panarin, dean the Russian Foreign Ministry School for
future diplomats, believes that President Obama will announce martial
law by the end of 2012. He explains: “There’s a 55-45% chance right now
that disintegration will occur.”... Panarin said that American society
is in decline, referencing school shootings like Columbine. Combined
with the banker bailouts in 2008 as proof that the US is no longer the
global dominating economy, Paranrin believes that the American dream is
over. He asserts that mass immigration, economic decline and moral
degradation will plunge America into a civil war that will center on the
collapse of the US dollar.
Up to 100 desperate miners barricade underground with explosives
RT - Sardinian miners armed with hundreds of pounds of explosives have
barricaded themselves over 1300ft (400m) underground in Italy’s only
coalmine, presumably threatening to blow themselves up unless the
government vows to protect their jobs.... “We are worried that the mine
may close. We are afraid for our jobs,” Sandro Mereu, a miner who has
worked at the pit for 28 years, told Reuters.
Greek PM says country 'to sell off islands' in bid to avoid bankruptcy
Daily Mail - Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras said yesterday that
leasing islands might ease its woes. Greece has around 6,000 islands in
total, many of which are uninhabited.... Under the plans it is likely
that developers would lease the land for a period of decades and build
houses and hotels.
Study Links Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka’s Farm Belt to Agrochemicals
IPS News - The report states that: “Exposure to a combination of factors
that are toxic to the kidneys (rather than one single factor) seems to
cause this kidney disease. Toxic factors identified up to now include
nephrotoxic agrochemicals, arsenic and cadmium.” As many as 400,000
people in the north-central region may be suffering from kidney disease,
said doctors taking part in the release of the report. They added that
in the past two decades, as many as 22,000 people may have died as a
VIDEO: Quebec Couple Wins Right To Grow Vegetables On Front Lawn
Press for Truth - The city of Drummondville Quebec has ruled in favor of
a couples right to grow their own vegetables on their front lawn! This
case could set a precedent and generate a ripple effect that would see
families all across the nation following in their footsteps and growing
their own organic non GMO fresh produce.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US soldiers 'planned to overthrow govt.'
Press TV - Prosecutors in the U.S. state of Georgia claimed, on
Monday, that four Army soldiers arrested for killing a former
soldier Michael Roark in December, were planning to assassinate
President Obama and overthrow the government, reports the
Associated Press.... The FBI believes there has been a
re-emergence of anti-government groups and activities in recent
years in the United States. The Southern Poverty Law Center
estimates that a national anti-government network of related
"patriot" and "militia'' groups has swelled dramatically in the
Troops punished for urination video, and for burning Qur'ans
Press TV - The U.S. military said six Army soldiers escaped
criminal charges but received administrative punishments for
their involvement in the Qur'an burning that roiled relations
with Afghans. In a separate announcement, the Marine Corps said
three Marines also received administrative punishments for their
participation in a video that showed them urinating on the
corpses of the Taliban.
New Jersey city fires entire police force
RT - The city of Camden has been struggling with a budget
deficit for years. In 2011, it was named the poorest city in New
Jersey. In an attempt to save millions, its officials decided to
get rid of the entire city police force. Instead residents of
Camden will have to rely on the new police department, which
will be operated by Camden County. And here is the secret for
saving money – the new Metro Division of the Camden County
police will not have collective bargaining.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Weekly Wrap-up
Fox & Friends 8/26/12.
VIDEO: Californian City To Be Watched By Permanent Eye In The
Paul Joseph Watson - The Californian city of Lancaster will be
the first to experience a “new era in law enforcement
surveillance” with residents set to be watched by a permanent
eye in the sky which will beam constant video footage back to
police headquarters including crimes in progress as well as
“scenes of mundane day-to-day life.” A Cessna plane fitted with
sophisticated video surveillance technology will fly loops
around the city and send footage directly back to a Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department dispatch center. Officials plan to
add a second aircraft to the arsenal at a later date.
TSA, DHS Order 1,400 Pounds of High Powered Explosives Set to
Deliver August 31
Intel Hub - Documents reveal that The Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) has ordered over 1,400 pounds of super
high-powered explosives through the (TSA) Transportation Safety
Administration set to be delivered on August 31st. The news
comes just after it was reported that the DHS had purchased over
1.2 billion rounds of hollow point bullets and a wide assortment
of riot gear. The new explosives purchase, as highlighted by
mainstream news service Government Security News, consists of
1,400 pounds worth of high density ammonium nitrate and A-5
Flake RDX explosives.
NNSA plans aerial radiological survey of San Francisco area
GSN Magazine - The National Nuclear Security Administration said
it plans an aerial survey of the bay between Aug. 27 – Sept. 1
aimed at improving aerial radiation measurement capabilities
used by local, state and federal entities. The NNSA has been
conducting similar over-flights in the last few months. In May,
it gauged background radiation in Baltimore. The agency
explained that the measurement of naturally-occurring radiation
to establish baseline levels is a normal part of security and
YouTube: Ben Swann Sits Down with Romney & Ryan
Ben Swann Reality Check was given a few minutes with Governor
Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan. Ben asked Romney about
the RNC stripping Maine delegates of their credentials. Did
Romney answer honestly?
Republicans reach rules change deal to avert floor fight with
Texans, Ron Paul backers
chron.com - ...under the compromise, states would still able to
select individual delegates under their own laws and party
rules. GOP leaders agreed to remove the rule change provision
that would have allowed state-party-selected delegates to be
disavowed. Spokesmen for the Romney campaign and the Republican
National Committee did not respond to requests for comment....
Here is the message describing the compromise...
* Related Article:
Texas Delegates Planning Floor Mutiny...
Live Stream: Republican National Convention
Daily Paul - RNC Live Streams: C-Span and USA Today. Convention
Schedule - Checking the schedule locally in Tampa is still
recommended should there be additional changes.
YouTube:The Ron Paul Revolution is Alive and Well
Fox News Aug 27, 2012.
Republicans work to remove Gary Johnson from Iowa ballot
Examiner - Jay Kramer, a Mitt Romney campaign supporter from
Washington, D.C., filed a challenge on Friday to keep
Libertarian candidate for President, Gov. Gary Johnson, from
appearing on the Iowa ballot in November. The Romney campaign
hired the Des Moines-based Nyemaster Goode PC for the challenge,
which will be heard by Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz on
Monday at 3 p.m.
Ron Paul delegates get nosebleed seats
Politico - The Republican National Convention seating chart,
obtained by POLITICO Sunday, shows the delegations from Nevada,
Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota and Oklahoma all located on the
outer fringe of the convention floor. Each are states with
significant Paul followings. The delegation for the Northern
Mariana Islands, on the other hand, is right in front behind the
gang from Michigan, birth state of Republican nominee Mitt
Romney. Other groups with pretty good seats include those from
the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and American Samoa. None
has electoral votes that can impact the outcome of the election.
Mini-Wide Shot of Tampa Rally
This was stitched together from a few frames in this video (Ron
Paul's entrance at We Are The Future Rally), so it's not
meant to be high-res, just a visual of size till we get some
nicer pics first-hand!
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/27/12: We Must Reclaim
our Language and Liberties from Politicians
Meaningless Words in Politics by Ron Paul: As we enter the fall
political season, we will hear a great deal of rhetoric from
both major political parties and their many candidates for
office. It's important for us to remember, however, that words
can be made meaningless by misuse or overuse. And when we as
citizens allow politicians to obscure the truth by distorting
words, we diminish ourselves and our nation.
Brian Doherty estimates that Gary Johnson will get 667,000 of
Ron Paul’s 2 million primary voters in November
Daily Caller - Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary
Johnson was nowhere to be seen at the official Ron Paul rally in
Tampa, but he did make a pitch to Paul’s voters at this
weekend’s grassroots-organized Paul Fest.
“I want you all to know that I am a Dr. Paul fan,” Johnson, a
former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, told the
crowd to loud applause. Johnson emphasized his agreement with
Paul on foreign policy and auditing the Federal Reserve as he
made the case that he is the best candidate to move the Texas
congressman’s message forward in the presidential race.
GM bans plant visits from Romney, Obama
USA Today - GM, saved by federal loans a few years ago,
desperately wants to avoid becoming the centerpiece of campaign
rhetoric. So it has banned candidates from its plants at least
until after Election Day, Nov. 6, despite the fact that the U.S.
Treasury remains its largest shareholder.
RNC Official Says NM Governor Disrespected Custer by Meeting
Indian Country - Pat Rogers, a Republican National Committee (RNC)
leader, is facing calls for his dismissal after telling the
staff of Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M., that because she agreed
to meet with American Indians, she disrespected the memory of
Col. George Armstrong Custer.... Rogers is a GOP lobbyist and
partner with the Modrall law firm of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A
recent member of the RNC Executive Committee, he is also an RNC
National Committeeman for his state. He is currently in Tampa,
Florida preparing for the upcoming Republican National
Supreme Court Retains Ban on Foreign Campaign Donations
NY Times - The decision clamped shut an opening that some
thought the court had created two years ago in its Citizens
United decision, when it relaxed campaign-finance limits on
corporations and labor unions. On Monday the Supreme Court,
upholding a lower court’s decision in Bluman, et al., v. Federal
Election Commission, refused to extend its reasoning in Citizens
United to cover foreigners living temporarily here. Foreign
nationals, other than lawful permanent residents, are completely
banned from donating to candidates or parties, or making
independent expenditures in federal, state or local elections.
Related article here.
Bank of America: 'CODE RED ... RISK OF SELL-OFF IS HIGH'
Business Insider - Economist Michael Hanson points out an
interesting circular relationship between the stock market and
Fed policy. There are some who believe the Fed will not launch
QE3 so long as stock prices remain high, yet the stock market is
high because it anticipates QE3. Should the Fed disappoint at
the September 12-13 FOMC meeting, the risk of a stock sell-off
is high. S&P 500 support on a correction is in the 1360-1325
area. Additional support is at 1300-1250. Attention will be on
the Jackson Hole symposium next week to get a feel for the Fed’s
Wage Cuts hit Millions of US workers
Global Research - According to a report by the US Bureau of
Labor Statistics, released Friday, millions of American workers
who lost their jobs after the Wall Street crash of 2008 have
failed to find work, while millions more have gone back to work
only after taking substantial wage cuts. According to the BLS,
some 12.9 million workers were displaced from their jobs between
January 2009 and December 2011. The BLS study focused on those
who had lost jobs they had held for at least three years, who
comprised just under half the total, some 6.1 million workers.
Aluminum adjuvant linked to Gulf War illness induces motor
neuron death in mice
Gulf War illness (GWI) affects a significant percentage of
veterans of the 1991 conflict, but its origin remains unknown.
Associated with some cases of GWI are increased incidences of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
Forecasters: Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane
AP - Isaac was on the verge of becoming a full-blown hurricane
Tuesday as it rolled over the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana,
where residents of the low-lying coast left boarded-up homes for
inland shelter while people in New Orleans waited behind levees
fortified after Katrina. Forecasters predicted the tropical
storm would power up to hurricane strength, which starts at
winds of 74 mph, later in the day and be at least a Category 1
hurricane by the time it's expected to reach the swampy coast of
southeast Louisiana early Wednesday.
Aluminum adjuvant linked to Gulf War illness induces motor
neuron death in mice
Gulf War illness (GWI) affects a significant percentage of
veterans of the 1991 conflict, but its origin remains unknown.
Associated with some cases of GWI are increased incidences of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
Food Cravings and Vitamin/Mineral Deficiencies
If you crave these products...What you really might need
10 Foods that Fight Inflammation and Pain
Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also
taste fabulous which can't really be stated about prescription
medications. Moreover, foods won’t cause the nasty side effects
common to most pain medications. Here are ten amazing foods that
fight inflammation and pain.
Mushroom found on birch tree holds promise as a potent
(NaturalNews) A little known mushroom is establishing a solid
reputation in medical circles as a powerful defense against
cancer. Although relatively unheard of in mainstream media, the
chaga mushroom has been used in folk medicine for generations.
Research has shown chaga to be extremely effective in protecting
cellular DNA from damaging free radicals. It also has anti-tumor
and immune stimulating benefits.
Bentonite clay to remove toxic heavy metals, clear diaper
rashes, stop stinky feet and more
Bentonite clay has a very strong negative ionic charge. This
negative ionic charge attracts things that have a positive
charge, such as heavy metals, toxins, harmful bacteria,
pesticides, and other pathogens. By divine design,
bentonite clay does not attach to anything beneficial in the
body. The clumping action of clay binds to heavy metals and
pathogens to prevent them from passing through the intestines to
the bloodstream. The clay binds with these toxins and then makes
an exit via the colon and the kidneys.
Shock discovery: Bacteria found in public water comes from the
treatment filters, not from the water source
(NaturalNews) When you think of contaminants in water, if you
believed they simply came from the source, you'd be mistaken;
new data from researchers at the University of Michigan shows
that most bacteria found in drinking water actually comes from
the filters of water treatment plants. The study, unique in its
own right, took a broad look at the water supply in Ann Arbor,
from source to tap. What researchers found is that most of the
bacteria in water coming out of the tap did not come from the
aquifers or rivers where it originated, but from filters at
treatment plants designed to remove such bacteria.
VIDEO: Sneezing Viruses From the FluMist Nasal Vaccine
Activist Post - The United Kingdom is set to be the first
country to offer the seasonal flu vaccination to all children
enrolled in the public education system. The nasal flu vaccine
being offered to over 9 million children is sold under the brand
name Fluenz in Europe and FluMist in the United States, and is
made by AstraZeneca's MedImmune unit and has been available for
the past decade in the United States.This is the largest
contract the company has received outside of the U.S., taking
its first steps into the global dissemination of inhalable
Paul Offit Threatens All Vaccine Exemptions - An MD Responds
Green Med Info - Millionaire vaccine inventor and mandatory
vaccine advocate Paul Offit recently released a short VIDEO for
doctors on medscape. Here is a transcript of the speech. This
statement that outlines Offit’s personal belief system could be
a prelude to the legal removal of all philosophical and
religious vaccine exemptions in the United States of America.
This is something that Offit has been working toward for years,
and the likely end-purpose of his series of books.
Antibiotics Given to Babies Increase Their Risk of Obesity
Green Med Info - Researchers from the New York University School
of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics have determined that
children given antibiotics prior to five months of age have a
significantly higher risk of becoming obese later in life.
The Medicalization of Birth is Killing Women
Gaia Health - n the United States of America, women are dying in
childbirth at double the rate they were 25 years ago. The
medicalization of birth is killing women. America now takes 50th
place in the world in maternal mortality! The country is
spending $98 billion dollars a year on hospitalization for
birth. It ties with Saudi Arabia in maternal deaths. Face the
Facts USA created this revealing infographic giving the facts on
maternal deaths in the US:
Portland, Oregon to spend $5 million to poison its residents
with toxic fluoride
Natural News - At this time, there is no official date for when
the council will vote on the issue. But unless the people of
Portland and their supporters around the country raise hell to
the Portland City Council in the following days and weeks, this
three-two majority will eventually force mandatory water
fluoridation to become law, despite the fact that Portlanders
have repeatedly voted down water fluoridation efforts in the
Black Rice Beats Brown When It Comes To Its Health Benefits
Green Med Info - Black rice offers all of the same health
benefits of brown rice but it also packs some serious
antioxidants. Because of its dark color, black rice bran
contains the same anthocyanin antioxidants found in blueberries
or blackberries. According to research from the Department of
Food Science at Louisiana State University, a spoonful of black
rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin
antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar
and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants.
Is McDonald's stalking children online?
(NaturalNews) Some 20 children's advocacy, public interest and
health groups have jointly filed a complaint with the Federal
Trade Commission charging that some online marketing by
McDonald's and four other popular companies targeting children
violates a federal statute that protects their privacy.
FCC Launching Huge Internet Tax
Kurt Nimmo - Get ready for another transfer of wealth via
government confiscation. The FCC is ready to tax internet
service in order to fund its Connect America Fund boondoggle.
“Numerous companies, including AT&T, Sprint and even Google have
expressed support for the idea,” reports The Hill today. The
scheme is nothing new. “Consumers already pay a fee on their
landline and cellular phone bills to support the FCC’s Universal
Service Fund.” The “Service Fund” was devised as yet another
grand socialist enterprise “to ensure that everyone in the
country has access to telephone service, even if they live in
Scientists Successfully 'Hack' Brain To Obtain Personal Data
CBS News - Researchers from the University of California and
University of Oxford in Geneva figured out a way to pluck
sensitive information from a person’s head, such as PIN numbers
and bank information.
VIDEO: Dog and Cat Vaccines are Not Harmless Preventive Medicine
Dr. Becker - Vaccinosis is a condition recognized almost
exclusively by the holistic veterinary community. It is not
generally acknowledged by traditional veterinarians. Dr. Richard
Pitcairn defines vaccinosis this way: “Vaccinosis is to be
understood as the disturbance of the vital force by vaccination
that results in mental, emotional, and a physical change that
can, in some cases, be a permanent condition.”
VIDEO: How to separate an egg yolk from the white - Chinese
Watch the simple and effective method of separating an egg yolk
from the white. It is a simple and straight forward application
Today in History - Monday - August 27, 2012
1789 - The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the French
1828 - Uruguay was formally proclaimed to be independent during
preliminary talks between Brazil and Argentina.
1858 - The first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by "The
New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about the peace demands of
England and France being met by China.
1859 - The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by
Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA.
1892 - The original Metropolitan Opera House in New York was seriously
damaged by fire.
1894 - The Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The
provision within for a graduated income tax was later struck down by the
U.S. Supreme Court.
1912 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan of the Apes" was published for the
1928 - The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed by 15 countries in Paris.
Later, 47 other nations would sign the pact.
1945 - American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the
Japanese government at the end of World War II.
1962 - Mariner 2 was launched by the United States. In December of the
same year the spacecraft flew past Venus. It was the first space probe
to reach the vicinity of another planet.
1972 - North Vietnam's major port at Haiphong saw the first bombings
from U.S. warplanes.
1981 - Work began on recovering a safe from the Andrea Doria which was a
luxury liner that had sank in 1956 in the waters off of Massachusetts.
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
1985 - The Space Shuttle Discovery left for a seven-day mission in which
three satellites were launched and another was repaired and redeployed.
1989 - The first U.S. commercial satellite rocket was launched. A
British communications satellite was onboard.
1990 - The U.S. State Department ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi
1991 - The Soviet republic of Moldavia declared its independence.
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.
VIDEO: Iran opposes foreign meddling in regional affairs, calls for
Press TV - Speaking at the two-day-long expert-level meeting of the 16th
Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the Iranian capital on
Sunday, Salehi stressed that human rights should not become an excuse
for such interference in the hands of certain powers, which have a long
record of violating human rights.
British Paper Claims Western Troops are in Syria
Activist Post - The British Daily Star has reported in their article,
"SAS HUNT BIO ARMS," that, "nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are in
or around Syria hunting for Assad’s weapons of mass destruction." The
Star also claims that the SAS are accompanied by British MI6, US CIA,
and both French and American soldiers. This after US' Barack Obama made
comments claiming the US would military intervene if Syria so much as
"moves them [unconfirmed WMDs] in a threatening fashion."
Afghan soldier kills two US troops
Press TV - The number of 'green-on-blue' attacks by members of the
Afghan police and military on coalition forces has increased sharply,
mirroring outrage and frustration with the longest war in American
history. Attackers hit international forces, the Afghan army and Afghan
civilians in two days of violence that by Monday morning had left 29
people dead — two of them Americans soldiers killed by an Afghan
Mother who devoted her life to bereaved service families commits suicide
over the death of her own soldier son
Daily Mail - A mother devastated by the loss of her soldier son in
Afghanistan committed suicide after her grief became too much to bear.
Gill Atherton, 47, killed herself five years after her son, Guardsman
David ‘Jaffa’ Atherton, 25, died in a battle with the Taliban. She is
believed to be the first mother of a UK serviceman killed in recent
conflicts to take her own life because she couldn’t live with the loss.
7.4 Quake Strikes Off El Salvador
newser.com - A powerful 7.4 earthquake that struck last night off the
coast of El Salvador triggered a tsunami alert that was soon rescinded,
reports AP. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the
quake or from a small tsunami that hit the El Salvador port of Acajutla
shortly afterward, reports Reuters. The quake followed a "storm" of some
300 mostly mild temblors in southern California yesterday.
Dutchsinse video report here.
Militants torch 12 NATO supply tankers in west Afghanistan
Press TV Aug 24, 2012 - Twelve tankers carrying supplies to US-led NATO
forces have been torched in Afghanistan's western province of Farah. The
incident comes after Taliban militants claimed to have killed at least
six US soldiers in the northeastern city of Bagram. The increasing
number of military casualties in Afghanistan -- where 566 US-led forces
died in 2011 alone -- has caused widespread anger in the United States
and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan
Top U.S. General: We Don’t Know Why Afghan Troops Are Killing Us
Wired - August 23, 2012 - General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in
Afghanistan, said he still doesn’t know why at least 10 NATO troops have
died in the last two weeks at the hands of the Afghan forces they
mentor. He suspects it may have something to do with asking those
Afghans to perform dangerous operations during the recent Muslim holy
No Decent Reason for 2,000 Dead in Afghanistan
Progressive - The United States is not at war with Afghanistan for
humanitarian reasons. It is there because Afghanistan borders Iran to
the West and China to the East: two countries in the Pentagon’s sights.
And it is there because Afghanistan is a transport route for oil from
the stans of the former Soviet Union down to the Arabian Sea. These are
the real reasons the United States is at war with Afghanistan. But these
are not decent reasons for letting 2,000 U.S. service members perish.
Syria Targets Israel’s Unacknowledged Nukes
Kurt Nimmo - Talk about the shoe being on the other foot. Syria claims
it can destroy Israel’s nukes – which Israel has not officially
acknowledged – with a handful of missiles. “Syria is capable of
destroying Israel’s nuclear facilities with 20 missiles, Syria’s
ambassador to Jordan, Bahjat Suleiman, told a visiting delegation on
Wednesday, pro-Assad news sources reported,” according to the
Times of Israel.
Globalist Rag Gives “Two Cheers” for Terrorism
Tony Cartalucci - Foreign Policy published a recent article literally
titled, “Two Cheers for Syrian Islamists.” In it, general editor of the
Neo-Con Middle East Forum Gary Gambill concedes that the Syrian
government “would not be in the trouble it’s in today were it not for
the Islamists,” revealing what the West and its media houses have
attempted but failed at obfuscating – that the violence in Syria is the
work of sectarian extremists, not “pro-democracy activists.”
China could penetrate US with new huge missile
The Register - News first emerged of the planned ‘super missile’ from
defence industry bible Jane’s Defence Weekly last week, according to
South China Morning Post. It apparently claimed that a Dongfeng-41
(DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), had been fired in
testing last month by the PLA’s Second Artillery Corps. This
third-generation missile, US military sources told Jane’s, contain
multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) –
effectively multiple warheads – meaning they would be almost impossible
for current US defences to take down.
Obama Requests Europe Bail Out His Reelection
Zero Hedge - Color us unsurprised; but the UK’s Independent is reporting
that American officials are worried that if the Troika decides Greece
has not done enough to meet its deficit targets, it will withhold the
money – triggering Greece’s exit from the eurozone weeks before the
presidential election. British government sources have suggested the
Obama administration is urging eurozone Governments to hold off from
taking any drastic action before then – fearing the resulting market
destabilization could damage President Obama’s re-election prospects.
Israel Outraged as South Africa Decides to Label Yesha Products
israelnationalnews.com - According to a report on Kol Yisrael radio,
South Africa’s Trade Minister will direct importers to label every
product that came from one of the Jewish communities in Judea and
Samaria with a special mark that indicates that it was not made in
Israel. A spokesman for the Trade Ministry, who made the announcement
about the decision, said that the position of the government of South
Africa is that it recognizes the borders of Israel [map] as they were
outlined by the United Nations in 1948, and does not recognize any
changes made to the borders after that date.
Top Economists: Iceland Did It Right … And Everyone Else Is Doing It
washingtonsblog.com - Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman writes:
What [Iceland's recovery] demonstrated was the … case for letting
creditors of private banks gone wild eat the losses.... Where everyone
else bailed out the bankers and made the public pay the price, Iceland
let the banks go bust and actually expanded its social safety net. Where
everyone else was fixated on trying to placate international investors,
Iceland imposed temporary controls on the movement of capital to give
itself room to maneuver.
Ex-senator in Brazil to repay $234 mn in stolen funds: "This is the
largest amount to be repaid in a corruption case"
The Star Aug 24, 2012 - One of two senators in Brazil who were stripped
of their positions for corruption will reimburse $234 million in public
funds he embezzled in the late 1990s, authorities said Thursday. "This
is the largest amount to be repaid in a corruption case. A fair bit of
the money has been recovered but this is compensation for public funds"
stolen, chief prosecutor Helia Bettero told reporters.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Military helicopters to conduct training over Twin Cities this
startribune.com - Minneapolis Police say the U.S. Special
Operations Command training actually began last Sunday, but it
was in locations not easily seen by or open to the public. But
police say the urban-environment training will become more
visible as helicopters support the training this week. Residents
may see or hear low-flying, military transport helicopters,
specifically Black Hawks and smaller Hughes 500s, flying in the
Minneapolis area between 7 p.m. and midnight.
VIDEO; At Least 2 Killed and 9 Injured in Shooting Outside
Empire State Building
Activist post - It is now being reported that a disgruntled
ex-employee of an apparel company killed a co-worker, then was
later shot dead by police in an incident that began at 9 a.m.
this morning outside the Empire State Building. In all, 2 women
and 7 men have also been injured in the ensuing shootout with
police. Mayor Bloomberg has come out to say that this is not an
act of terrorism. The shooter has been identified as Jeffrey
Johnson, 58, of Manhattan.
* Related Article:
Wrongly Hyped as 'Mass Shooting' by Media?
United Nations Sponsors Another Gun-grabber Conference in New
Kurt Nimmo - Following the failure of the United Nations to
reach a consensus on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the
internationalist gun-grabbers are looking forward to Review
Conference 2012 (RevCon 2012), to be held in New York beginning
next week, on August 27.
US Forest Service has an immediate need for ammunition
Activist Post - Another US agency has submitted a request for a
variety of ammunition. This time it is the US Forest Service in
the Pacific Southwest Region of the United States, which is
responsible for 20 million acres of National Forest land in
California and assists the State and Private forest landowners
in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.
There are eighteen national forests located in this region.
University of Colorado allows students to carry guns
RT - The University of Colorado is allowing its students to
carry concealed guns with them on campus. As long as students
are 21 or older and have a license to carry a weapon, they can
bring guns with them to class, the bookstore, and the quad....
While some are fearful of a possible increased presence of guns
on campus, others say that allowing guns is necessary for
individuals’ safety – and that allowing concealed firearms would
not cause a spike in firearm-related crimes.... The majority of
the more than 4,000 US colleges prevent carrying guns on campus,
but about 25 schools already allow them, according
VIDEO: Full Unedited Ron Paul Speech @ We Are The Future Rally -
Tampa Sun Dome
Daily Paul August 26, 2012.
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Over 10,000 supporters brave Tropical Storm...
Ron Paul Turned Down Offer to Speak at GOP Convention
Activist Post - According to the New York Times, the Romney
campaign offered the speaking slot on the condition that the
speech was vetted and that Paul fully endorse Romney: Mr. Paul,
in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an
opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver
remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a
full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined. 'It
wouldn’t be my speech,' Mr. Paul said. 'That would undo
everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse
him for president.'
YouTube: RNC Shuns Ron Paul, Supporters Root For Romney Defeat
Reason TV - "I want to make sure that when the Republican Party
loses, terribly to, in my opinion, the worst president in
history, I want [them to know] it's because they systematically
shut out the most intelligent, most youthful and active voting
bloc in American history," said Ron Paul voter Mike Timoney.
Timoney's statement accurately reflected the mood at PAULfest, a
celebration held by Congressman Ron Paul's supporters at the
Tampa Fairgrounds on the weekend before the 2012 Republican
Rand Paul’s Message to Republican Convention: ‘Audit the
yahoo.com - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will use his prime-time
speaking slot at the Republican National Convention to urge
party members to be more open to scrutinizing military spending,
a position that puts him in the minority within the GOP.
RNC Passes Rule Giving Itself Power To Change Any Rule Without
BuzzFeed Aug 24, 2012 - The Republican National Convention Rules
Committee voted 63-38 to approve a new rule allowing granting
the Republican National Committee — and Mitt Romney — sweeping
new powers to amend the governing document of the GOP. The move
came at the encouragement of Mitt Romney supporters on the
committee, including Romney's top lawyer Ben Ginsberg, who
stressed that it would grant "flexibility" to Romney and the
committee to adapt to changing political environments. The rule
allows the RNC to amend the party's rules without a vote by the
full Republican National Convention.
RNC reports that the convention is postponed until Tuesday due
to Hurricane Isaac
Daily Paul - UPDATE: If you are a delegate, you might still want
to report on Monday. The RNC may be trying to trick the Paul
delegates by telling them that Monday is entirely cancelled.
VIDEO: Tom Woods Speech at Paul Fest
Daily Paul - "Whatever you do, remember the example of Ron Paul.
In a world of cowards, stick to your principles. In a sea of
lies, tell the truth. Into the darkness, shine a light. Do those
things, be that person. That is what Ron Paul wants from you. Be
courageous, and studious, and persistent. Remember that the one
person on this earth you have full power to improve is yourself.
Learn and teach whenever and wherever you can. Be your own army
of one, and then you will be carrying on the Ron Paul legacy."
VIDEO: Rachel Maddow: Republicans Move Convention Delegate Vote
to Time with No TV Coverage, to Hide Ron Paul
National GOP Muzzles Maine’s Voice at RNC
PRWeb August 25, 2012 – The RNC Credentials Committee ruled
yesterday to overturn the delegate election results of Maine’s
Republican Convention. In their decision, 20 elected members of
Maine’s delegation were replaced with individuals chosen by the
Republican National Committee.
Romney Campaign: The second day of the Republican convention
will feature a video tribute to Ron Paul
Daily Paul - The second day of the Republican convention will
feature a video tribute to Ron Paul, the Romney campaign
announced Friday. The film is one of many accommodations for the
former Republican presidential hopeful and his network of
supporters at the convention. Paul's son, freshman Sen. Rand
Paul (R-Ky.), will be speaking on Monday, and the Texas lawmaker
himself is planning a day-long rally with supporters on the
Sunday proceeding the convention.
Oklahoma Parking Lot Patriots Kicked to the Curb by the
Republican National Committee
Liberty Crier - The Oklahoma delegation are the brave souls that
continued the improperly adjourned convention in the parking lot
at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma, after convention officials
started putting up partitions that closed off part of the
delegation from voting. Several hundred delegates attended the
“rump convention” , citing improper procedure, inaccurate
voting, and incorrect credentialing at the convention inside.
They maintain that they continued the convention according to
Republican rules.... Here is a video showing some of what was
going on inside....
Ron Paul on CNBC
Aired Aug 24, 2012. Ron Paul on the gold standard.
Republicans Consider Returning To Gold Standard: Real Or Red
Zero Hedge - While this could simply be a reach for as many Ron
Paul marginal voters as possible (with the view that the GOP
would never really go for it); it appears drafts of the party
platform from the forthcoming rain-soaked convention call for an
audit of the Fed and a commission to look at restoring the link
between the dollar and gold.
Forsaken And Forgotten
The Economic Collapse - America is becoming a very cold place.
If you don't have money, you don't really matter much in our
society. The ads on television aren't for you - they are
directed at people that actually have good jobs and that can
afford to buy the nice little "extras" in life. The politicians
aren't really interested in you either - they figure that they
can buy your vote with all of the money that they are getting
from the wealthy people. When you don't have money, even friends
and relatives start to distance themselves from you.
Veteran Declared ‘Mentally Defective,’ Has Guns Seized
Paul Joseph Watson - Radio host Steve Quayle was sent news of an
Army combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient in west central
Ohio who was the victim of a police raid on the evening of
August 22nd during which Miami County Ohio Sheriff’s deputies
executed a search warrant to seize the man’s firearms for the
“safety of the defendant and the general public,” according to
the warrant. The veteran, who is currently unnamed, had his guns
taken because he was adjudged to be mentally incompetent,
despite the fact that his previous VA psychiatric evaluations
were all clear, he is not on medication, and he had no criminal
Iraq vet arrested on terrorism charges after jogging with
RT - Authorities have charged 23-year-old Army National
Guardsman and Iraq war veteran William Everett Alemar with
"committing a terroristic act and wearing body armor while
committing a felony offense.” He was arrested on the morning of
August 20 after officers responded to calls of an armed man
running along a road adjacent to a Martinsburg, West Virginia
YouTube: LI Marine Killed [Gregory Buckley Jr's Father speaks
out] BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!
Lance Corporal Gregory Buckley Jr and 2 other marines were
murdered on August 10th by an Afghan police officer while
working out in the gym along with other marines.
* Related Article:
Rise In Deaths Indicates Afghan War Is Evolving
Sixty Quakes Strike So Cal in 16 hours
Activist Post August 26, 2012 - Since 9:30 PM PDT, there have
been sixty earthquakes in the Brawley, CA region, near the
Mexican border. Dutchsinse video report here.
Woman blames smart meter for house fire
khou.com Houston - A southwest Houston woman is blaming a smart
meter for a fire that left her home in shambles in July. “It’s
most devastating. It has taken a toll on me just telling you
about it,” said Jaclynn Harwood. “This shouldn’t happen to
anybody.” Harwood provided KHOU 11 news with a document that
appears to be from the Houston Fire Department.
VIDEO: Tropical Storm Isaac: Hurricane Warnings Issued for Gulf
Good Morning America - As Tropical Storm Isaac grazed the
Florida Keys with less force than was feared, hurricane warnings
have been issued for the Gulf Coast from Central Louisiana to
the Florida panhandle with Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana
declaring state of emergencies ahead of the storm's landfall.
Big, radioactive lump in Hanford nuclear-waste tank: Is it
Seattle Times - As part of the biggest, costliest environmental
cleanup in the nation's history — disposing of 53 million
gallons of radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation
— one thing was supposed to be sure: Toxic waste stored in
sturdy, double-wall steel tanks wasn't going anywhere. That
reassurance has been thrown into question with the discovery of
a 3-foot-long mound of radioactive material between the inner
and outer steel walls of one of the supposedly safe tanks.
VIDEO: Source Of Loud Booms In Foothills A Mystery
CBS News - People from all over El Dorado County say they’re
hearing loud booms several times a week, but there are many
theories on what is causing them.... “You can feel it in the
ground, no question about it. But no one’s been able to figure
out why,” said Pleasant Valley resident Peter O’Grady. “I tend
to hear somewhere between four to six of these things during the
weekdays usually between 11 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Global Vaccine Institute: Secret Vaccine Database
thinktwice.com - The general public is essentially unaware of
the true number of people -- mostly children -- who have been
permanently damaged or killed by vaccines. In fact, most parents
would be surprised to learn that the government has a secret
computer database filled with several thousand names of disabled
and dead babies, children who were healthy and alive just prior
to receiving the vaccines.
Serious Vision Problems and Eye Disease Climbing Rapidly in U.S.
Activist Post - A new report from the organization Prevent
Blindness America says that numerous eye disorders are climbing
at alarming rates—many of them with effects including blindness.
Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts are
all included and seem to be affecting more and more people each
day.... Interestingly, these eye diseases have something in
common: a dietary link.
Toxic byproduct of heat-processed food may contribute to weight
gain and diabetes, scientists find
(NaturalNews) Eating foods cooked with dry heat could be making
you fat, inflamed, diabetic, and cancer-prone. These are the
suggested findings of a new study published in the journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which outlines
how exposure to methylglyoxal (MG), a chemical byproduct of
certain heat-processed foods, is linked to abdominal weight
gain, early insulin resistance, and type-2 diabetes, among other
Foods that can help counter depression
(NaturalNews) Depression often, but not always, is linked to low
blood pressure, low blood sugar, low thyroid functions and/or
low adrenal gland function. Depressed patients who crave foods
such as cheese, chocolate may be lacking enough of the amino
acid tyrosine in the system. Tyrosine is said to normalize blood
pressure, stimulate the thyroid and contribute to blood-sugar
stabilization via adrenal support.
Horsetail and oat straw are two powerhouse herbs for calcium
(NaturalNews) The University of Maryland Medical Center
published a clinical study in 1999 involving 122 women who took
horsetail extract or a calcium/horsetail product marketed in
Italy. Both sets of women saw an improvement in bone density.
Even though the study was not performed to current scientific
standards, the results did still show promise for horsetail in
Now even TAP WATER isn't safe! Brain-eating amoeba fatal in 99%
of cases 'could come from your own faucet'
Daily Mail - Last year in Louisiana, two people died from a
single-celled organism that thrives in warm, freshwater after
using tap water for flushing their sinuses.... Both victims, a
51-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, had used tap water in
neti pots to flush out their sinuses and died days later. They
lived in separate areas of the state. Neti pots are generally
safe for use for clearing out excess mucus in the nasal cavity,
but when amoebas are present, the infection has a frighteningly
Heavy Metal Toxicity Raises Your Risk of Electromagnetic
Dr. Mercola - There are a number of factors that influence the
degree to which you may be affected by EMFs, and your level of
heavy metal toxicity is likely one of them. Heavy metals in your
brain also act as micro-antennas, concentrating and increasing
reception of EMF radiation. Any kind of metal implants and/or
amalgam (silver) tooth fillings will significantly increase
reception of microwaves, and the mircrocurrents from cell phones
and other ambient fields.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The Best Kales
Mother Earth News - Count kale as one of the true treasures of
the fall garden, with its sweetness revealed only after old Jack
Frost has kissed its leaves a time or two. This
ultra-cold-hardy, leafy green vegetable is a reliable deeply
satisfying addition to any cool-weather garden.
* Related Article:
Baked Kale Chips Recipe
BilJac Product Pull
Susan Thixton - Shannon of BilJac tells me the company is
pulling from sale 'a couple of products' due to mold. She stated
no pets have gotten sick from the food. Shannon stated the
BilJac website will provide details of the product pull 'within
Can You Pass the Basic Preparedness Test?
Activist Post - Periodically, I like to perform what I call a
“walk around” inventory. In the simplest of terms, what that
means is that I walk around my home, garage and yard with an eye
peeled to deficiencies that need to be corrected to insure my
safety in the event of a natural disaster.... In addition to my
walk around inventory, I go over my preparedness checklist so
that I can re-familiarize myself with the things that need to be
in place at all times – things that I may have allowed to go
slack for one reason or another.
Today in History - Friday - August 24, 2012
1814 - Washington, DC, was invaded by British forces that set fire
to the White House and Capitol.
1853 - The first convention of the American Pharmaceutical
Association was held.
1891 - Thomas Edison applied patents for the kinetoscope and
kinetograph (U.S. Pats. 493,426 and 589,168).
1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S.
non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark, NJ, took about 19
1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went into
effect. The agreement was that an attack against on one of the
parties would be considered "an attack against them all."
1954 - The Communist Party was virtually outlawed in the U.S. when
the Communist Control Act went into effect.
1968 - France became the 5th thermonuclear power when they exploded
a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1986 - Frontier Airlines shut down. Thousands of people were left
1989 - "Total war" was declared by Columbian drug lords on their
1989 - The U.S. space probe, Voyager 2, sent back photographs of
1990 - Iraqi troops surrounded foreign missions in Kuwait.
1991 - Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the head of
the Communist Party.
1992 - China and South Korea established diplomatic relations.
1995 - Microsoft's "Windows 95" went on sale.
1998 - U.S. officials cited a soil sample as part of the evidence
that a Sudan plant was producing precursors to the VX nerve gas.
And, therefore made it a target for U.S. missiles on August 20,
2001 - In McAllen, TX, Bridgestone/Firestone agreed to settle out of
court and pay a reported $7.5 million to a family in a rollover
accident in their Ford Explorer.
2001 - The remains of nine American servicemen killed in the Korean
War were returned to the U.S. The bodies were found about 60 miles
north of Pyongyang. It was estimated that it would be a year before
the identities of the soldiers would be known.
2001 - NASA announced that operation of the Upper Atmosphere
Research Satellite would end by September 30th due to budget
restrictions. Though the satellite is best known for monitoring a
hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica, it was designed to provide
information about the upper atmosphere by measuring its winds,
temperatures, chemistry and energy received from the sun.
Iran summit sends message of peace
Press TV - When the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement convenes in the
Iranian capital this weekend, it promises to be the greatest show on
earth - a show of international solidarity and peaceful coexistence - in
the face of imperialist aggression and threat of all-out world war.
Pakistan: US drones hit militant hideouts, kill 18
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. missiles slammed into three compounds close to
the Afghan border Friday, killing 18 suspected militants, Pakistani
officials said, just a day after the government summoned an American
diplomat to protest drone strikes in the country's northwest tribal
Norway's Breivik deemed sane, sentenced to prison
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik
to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped
would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not
part of an anti-Muslim crusade.
VIDEO: BBC Censors Video Showing Syrian Rebels Forcing Prisoner to
Become Suicide Bomber
Paul Joseph Watson - The BBC has sensationally censored a news story and
a video showing Syrian rebels forcing a prisoner to become a suicide
bomber, a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, presumably because it
reflected badly on establishment media efforts to portray the FSA as
glorious freedom fighters. The video, a copy of which can be viewed
above (the original BBC version was deleted), shows Free Syrian Army
rebels preparing a bomb that is loaded onto the back of a truck to be
detonated at a government checkpoint in the city of Aleppo.
NY Times: UN chief to attend NAM in blow to US, Israel
Press TV - The decision by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to
attend the upcoming NAM summit in Tehran is proof that the US and
Israel’s anti-Iran policy has failed to find followers in much of the
global scene, The New York Times writes.
VIDEO: 'UK threat to storm our embassy still in force' – Ecuador FM
Patino to RT (EXCLUSIVE)
RT - Ecuador is still concerned over the UK’s threat to storm its
embassy in London. In an exclusive interview to RT, the country’s
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said that Ecuador will not tolerate what
it sees as a clear breach of international law.
Massive student protests return to streets of Montreal
RT - Thousands of students have rallied against tuition fee hikes in
Quebec, an action organizers have trumpeted as a renewal of the protest
movement. The demonstrators marched through downtown Montreal on
Wednesday ahead of Quebec’s general election that will be held on
September 4th.The voting will decide whether Premier Jean Charest’s
Liberal Party is reelected – who’ve run on a plan to drastically
increase tuition fees to US$ 1,794 over seven years, a hike of 82
Iceland’s recovery continues, declared ‘impressive’
Ice News - Experts continue to praise Iceland’s recovery success after
the country’s bank bailouts of 2008. Unlike the US and several countries
in the eurozone, Iceland allowed its banking system to fail in the
global economic downturn and put the burden on the industry’s creditors
rather than taxpayers. In the following years, the Icelandic government
made drastic cuts that reduced the fiscal deficit from 14 percent of GDP
to just two percent. At the same time, unemployment in Iceland has
shrunk to less than five percent, while analysts predict the North
Atlantic economy to grow some 2.8 percent by the end of 2012, according
to recent reports.
AIDS-like disease found in Asians, trigger unknown
RT - A mysterious new disease causes AIDS-like symptoms in Asians even
though they are not infected with HIV, a research has found. The disease
damages patients’ immune systems, but is not contagious. The illness
leaves patients unable to fight off germs. Some patients have died of
overwhelming infections, including some Asians now living in the US,
said Dr. Sarah Browne, a scientist at the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, who led the study of the disease. Researchers
are calling this new disease an "adult-onset" immunodeficiency syndrome
because it develops later in life and they don't know why or how.
Nuclear fears over French Polynesia atoll collapse
Radio Australia - The Nuclear Association’s president, Roland Oldham,
told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat program that radioactive material
could be released into the Pacific Ocean if the atoll were to collapse.
“Just in that little area there is over maybe twelve underground tests
in that area and we have to remember that France have done altogether
193 nuclear test explosions in Murorua,” he said. “In the soil of
Muroroa, if something happens there is about 150 holes containing very
dangerous radioactivity.” The association says if the atoll were to
collapse it could also trigger a 15 metre tsunami.
Listen to the report here.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Over 2,500 DHS employees and co-conspirators have been convicted
of crimes in the past eight years, according to federal auditor
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) It is often said that when an agency
or department is failing, it's because there is a failure at the
top, that there is something wrong with the leadership. Nowhere
is that more evident than at the beleaguered Department of
Homeland Security where, under the tutelage of former Arizona
Gov. Janet Napolitano, an agency with an already dubious resume
has gone from bad to worse to despicable.
Stop and Swab: Dramatic Increases in DNA Police Databases
biopoliticaltimes.org - 25 states currently allow pre-conviction
DNA testing, but most are now stuck in battles over its
legality. As states struggle to balance effective law
enforcement and protecting individuals’ rights and privacy, the
debate over the appropriate use of DNA is likely to intensify.
In Maryland, the controversy has pit the state’s highest court
against the U.S. Supreme Court. Maryland’s DNA Collection Act
allows the collection and retention of genetic material from
those who are arrested, even if never convicted.
TSA Swabbing Fliers’ Hands For Explosives During ‘Chat Downs’
Steve Watson - A Michigan journalist suffering from a facial
disability has described his treatment at the hands of a TSA
behavioral detection officer as “frightening”, after he was
detained and swabbed for explosives following a refusal to tell
the agent what his business was on a domestic trip from Detroit
to Grand Rapids.
VIDEO: Geriatric Patsies Sentenced to Prison Following FBI
Infowars.com August 22, 2012 - “Two Georgia men were sentenced
Wednesday to five years each in prison for trying to get an
unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer in what
prosecutors describe as a plot to attack government targets,”
the AP reports today.... The plot was the typical sort of
pre-crime the government deals in as it tries to frighten us
into believing we are at the mercy of terrorists, even geriatric
California man in jail two years after his conviction was
RT - A federal magistrate ordered Daniel Larsen to be released
from prison in 2010. Two years after the court agreed that he
had been denied the right to a fair trial, though, the
45-year-old man remains behind bars in California.
Walmart, Target And Other Big Retailers Lobbied Successfully For
Exemption From SEC Conflict Mineral Rule
Huffington Post - Major retailers like Target and Walmart may be
able to keep the connection between their products and a
war-torn African country under wraps. Thanks to their lobbying
efforts, big retailers will likely be exempt from a rule,
finalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday,
which requires public companies to disclose whether their
products contain “conflict minerals” from the Democratic
Republic of Congo, the Wall Street Journal reports.
VIDEO: Messengers for Liberty Documentary Trailer
Liberty Crier - Messengers for Liberty is a six hour documentary
series about the grassroots liberty movement growing in America
today. Learn why individuals have become so passionate about
liberty and how its transformed their lives for such a cause.
Join us Sept. 17th, 2012 for the first episode of this weekly
documentary series here at MessengersforLiberty.com. Please help
share this link with friends, family, and neighbors who need to
understand the importance of restoring liberty back in America.
VIDEO: Reality Check: RNC Pulling Out All Stops To Keep Ron
Paul’s Name Out Of Nomination
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the RNC is
attempting to change the 5 state rule and decredential the
entire Maine delegation only 4 days before the Republican
Republicans Eye Return to Gold Standard
CNBC - The gold standard has returned to mainstream U.S.
politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold
commission” set to become part of official Republican party
policy.... The move shows how five years of easy monetary policy
— and the efforts of congressman Ron Paul — have made the
once-fringe idea of returning to gold-as-money a legitimate part
of Republican debate.
Your Vote is Not Secret: Government Using SmartPhone Barcodes to
Trace Ballot to Voter
Activist Post - In Chaffee County, Colorado, the voter ballots
for the 2012 Republican Primary election contain a smartphone
data matrix barcode that ties the voter to the ballot. Both the
ballot number and data matrix are on the ballot stub.
RNC splits Maine delegation
onlinesentinel.com - The Republican National Committee's plan to
split Maine's contested delegates -- with 10 each for Ron Paul
and Mitt Romney -- is unlikely to placate Maine's Paul
No Ron Paul revolution at convention
Politico - The libertarian septuagenarian controls the state
delegations from Nevada, Iowa and Minnesota. But a candidate
needs five states to be officially recognized on the floor. Paul
supporters have made claims to Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oregon,
Oklahoma and Maine. But Romney’s coterie of lawyers skillfully
used the rules and interpersonal negotiations to peel each away.
VIDEO: State Senator Tom Davis heading to Tampa in Support of
VIDEO: DHS and FBI: Anarchists May Use IEDs at Conventions
Kurt Nimmo - The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI
have issued a bulletin to law enforcement warning that
“anarchist extremists” may use IEDs, or Improvised Explosive
Devices, at the Republican and Democrat national
conventions.“FBI and DHS assess with high confidence anarchist
extremists will target… infrastructure in Tampa and Charlotte,
with potentially significant impacts on public safety and
transportation,” CNN reports.
VIDEO: Tampa Jail Cleared To House RNC Protesters
Paul Joseph Watson - “In an unprecedented move, Hillsborough
County jail officials announced one facility is completely
cleared and essentially reconstructed just for the Republican
National Convention,” reports ABC Action News. Metal detectors,
temporary court rooms, and medical facilities with doctors
present have all been set up in readiness for an influx of
Obama's Budget to Add $4.4 Trillion to Debt in Next Four Years
weeklystandard.com - By the end of this year, the federal debt
is expected to be $16.2 trillion, which is $6.2 trillion more
than when President Obama first came into office four years ago.
Moreover, new analysis by the Republican side of the Senate
Budget Committee finds that, over the next 4 years, if Barack
Obama remains president and his budget is enacted, $4.4 trillion
will be added to the federal debt.
Glencore Food Chief Says US Drought is ‘Good for Business’
Guardian - Chris Mahoney, the trader’s director of agricultural
products, who owns about £500m of Glencore shares, said the
devastating US drought had created an opportunity for the
company to make much more money. “In terms of the outlook for
the balance of the year, the environment is a good one. High
prices, lots of volatility, a lot of dislocation, tightness, a
lot of arbitrage opportunities [the purchase and sale of an
asset in order to profit from price differences in different
markets],” he said on a conference call .
Brandon Raub FREE: Judge orders Chesterfield Marine’s release
from psychiatric facility
Oath Keepers - A Chesterfield Marine will be released from a
mental health facility after a judge ruled there wasn’t
sufficient evidence of allegations made against him.... In court
Thursday, the judge said that the petition filed by Chesterfield
Police was blank and didn’t list a single allegation against
him. The judge said Raub suffered a “deprivation of his liberty”
by being held without a clear claim. Related article/video here.
VIDEO: Attorney: Psychiatrist Threatened to Use Forced Meds to
“Brainwash” Brandon Raub
The Blaze - In a surprising twist, (Raub’s lawyer John)
Whitehead revealed a startling allegation that his client told
him about prior to his release. Raub complained to his attorney
that one of the psychiatrists that he was seeing threatened to
“brainwash” him and force him to take medication. “That really
scared him,” he said.
The Little Known New Madrid Pipeline Bomb
Zen Gardner - We’ve heard a lot about the New Madrid Fault.
Despite the dangers and warnings, the area continues to be
flooded, fracked, drilled, HAARPed, and tornadoed, with extreme
weather fluctuations only escalating. All the while this region
is home to 15 nuclear reactors. As if that’s not enough, there’s
also a little known factor that will really make your hair stand
on end. The fault zone is criss-crossed with major gas and oil
pipelines delivering these volatile energy sources all over the
VIDEO: Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Releases Steam, But No
Alexander Higgins - Pennsylvania, US – People who live near
Three Mile Island in Londonderry Township may have heard a loud
noise this morning when steam was released into the atmosphere
during a shutdown of the nuclear power plant. If there were
traces of radiation in the steam, the amount was so low it was
Wildfires force California to declare state of emergency
RT - Three counties in Northern California have declared in
emergency after firefighters failed to bring down an over
20-meter-high wall of fire that left behind about 10,000
hectares of scorched woodland. The fire has destroyed 84
buildings.... Overall 3,000 people were evacuated from the
Californian counties of Tehama and Shasta.
Seven steps to minimize exposure to aerial and ground spraying
(NaturalNews) Pets, gardens, lawns, livestock . . . nothing is
safe and individual citizens are not able to opt out of the
widespread spraying. While those opposed to pesticide
contamination can do little to stop it, there are plenty of
important measures everyone can do to limit their pesticide
Vitamin D supplementation can cut risk of respiratory infections
in children by half
(NaturalNews) A randomized, controlled study published in the
journal Pediatrics suggests that vitamin D-deficient children
who supplement with this important nutrient throughout the
winter months are about half as likely as their peers to suffer
from respiratory infections.
Parents of Cymbalta suicide victim can sue drug maker for deceit
and failure to warn, court rules
(NaturalNews) The parents of a South Dakota teen who committed
suicide while taking the drug Cymbalta, an antidepressant, can
sue the pharmaceutical manufacturer for failing to warn about
the risks, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients In Food
Green Med Info - Do the sensitive compounds in food, such as
amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and phytonutrients change? It
appears so. Read on to follow the scientific literature
surrounding the depletion of our soil, foods, and health as a
result of modern farming, food processing, microwave cooking,
and not eating enough fresh, natural, uncooked, organic whole
Milk myth busted: There are far better sources of calcium for
(NaturalNews) As the truth is beginning to tumble out about diet
and health care, the milk myth is deserving of a closer look.
The world at large has been brainwashed into thinking that milk
and dairy are the ultimate (and only) source of calcium., not
just for growing children. However, not only is dairy
indigestible to many, it is also a source of disease.... Green
leafy vegetables are a powerful source of nutrients including
all the macro minerals, trace elements, amino acids, omega 3 and
more. Green leafy vegetables are the best source of the macro
minerals (calcium and magnesium) responsible for good bone
Hair loss drugs turn men into women by blocking testosterone,
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) If you or someone you know takes
pharmaceutical drugs that claim to prevent or reverse
male-pattern hair loss, you could be inadvertently turning
yourself from a man into a woman without even knowing it. This
is what William McKee, who now goes by the name of "Mandi," says
happened to him after taking a generic version of Propecia (finasteride)
for nine months.
drelainageorge.com - When Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed
new legislation requiring that all healthcare providers, in
order to be licensed, register with a state board with the power
to rewrite provider contracts with insurance companies; mandate
what fees providers could charge; and punish physicians with a
$500,000 fine for ‘spending too much money on their patients’,
it became clear where the Affordable Care Act will eventually
New Study Links Aluminium Intake to Osteoporosis and Alzheimers
Disease - How to Reduce Exposure
Activist Post - The human body can tolerate 1mg of aluminium per
1kg of bone weight before it begins to accumulate in the brain.
ASTONISHINGLY, it was found that up to 139.2 milligrams of
aluminium per person could be consumed in one meal depending on
how the food was prepared. It is common practice around the
world to cook, prepare and store food in aluminium. When
aluminium is cold, leakage into food is minimal. However, when
food is prepared in environments above 150c (302f), aluminium
leakage into food becomes alarming.
Olympic Athlete Praises Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract
Natural Society - Did you ever wonder what Olympic athletes may
be supplementing with for their health? In addition to training
extremely hard, these athletes also provide their body's with a
health-boosting supplements and food. One such supplement that
has gained some exposure is olive leaf extract.
VIDEO: Avoiding Top 10 GMOs in Your Daily Life
Activist Post - A number of non-organic food products actually
do exist that are free of GMOs, but it is important to learn the
deceptive marketing tricks used by fake ‘health conscious’
brands who wish only to trick you into purchasing their GMO-laden
Turmeric Shows Major Promise in Defeating Mega Viruses
Activist Post - Turmeric has gained yet another victory under
its belt. New research published in the Journal of Biological
Chemistry shows that it stopped the multiplication of the often
deadly Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus in infected cells. RVF, a
mosquito-borne virus, affects domestic animals like cattle and
West Nile: They’re Lying to You Again
Jon Rappoport - The government PR machine has swung into high
gear promoting West Nile disease. It’s a “national outbreak.”
1138 cases in 38 states. 41 deaths. Planes are spraying toxic
aerial pesticides.... If you added up the death count from all
the hyped and predicted epidemics of the last decade, including
West Nile, SARS, bird flu, weaponized smallpox, and Swine Flu,
the total would come to about one year of deaths in the US from
Feds Expand Trapwire Surveillance Tech to Local Cops
Kurt Nimmo - Stratfor emails unearthed by Wikileaks reveal the
government’s effort to integrate Trapwire into local police
departments.“The iWatch monitoring system adopted by the Los
Angeles Police Department (pdf) works in conjunction with
TrapWire, as does the District of Columbia and the ‘See
Something, Say Something’ program conducted by law enforcement
in New York City, which had 500 surveillance cameras linked to
the system in 2010.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
GMO Corn Worsens Drought Damage with Rootworm Outbreak
Green Med Info - Findings by the farmers such as Charlie
Sandager and pest experts like Dr. Bruce Potter, a University of
Minnesota professor, have concluded that the primary corn pest
rootworm has developed resistance to the proteins in the GMO Bt
corn that was designed to kill the pests. Apparently, this
resistance is resulting in the widespread growth of rootworm
among America's corn crop. And since one of the rootworm's
effects is that it prevents corn roots from absorbing water, the
rootworm-infested GMO corn crop has magnified the crop damage
produced by one of the worst U.S. droughts in decades.
Today in History - Thursday - August 23, 2012
1839 - Hong Kong was taken by the British in a war with China.
1892 - The printed streetcar transfer was patented by John H.
1902 - Fannie Merrit Farmer opened her cooking school, Miss Farmer’s
School of Cookery, in Boston, MA.
1914 - Tsingtao, China, was bombarded as Japan declared war on
Germany in World War I.
1939 - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression
1944 - Marseilles was captured by Allied troops during World War II.
1952 - The security pact of the Arab League went into effect.
1970 - U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU
(Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles,
1979 - Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi
Ballet was on tour in New York City.
1982 - The parliament of Lebanon elected Bashir Bemayel president.
He was assassinated three weeks later.
1983 - The U.S. announced that it was nearly ready for a test flight
of an anti-satellite missile.
1990 - President Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television
with a group of Western detainees that he referred to as "guests."
He told the group that they were being held "to prevent the scourge
1996 - U.S. President Clinton imposed limits on peddling cigarettes
1998 - Boris Yeltsin dismissed the Russian government again.
1999 - Rescuers in Turkey found a young boy that had been buried in
rubble from an earthquake for about a week.
2000 - Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on CBS'
"Survivor." Hatch won $1,000,000 for his stay on the island of Pulau
Tida in the South China Sea.
US-led night raid kills Afghan civilian
Press TV - NATO confirmed the death in a statement on Thursday. The
military alliance claimed the victim was a militant but local witnesses
said he was a civilian. Overnight operations by the US-led forces have
resulted in civilian casualties and increasing tension between
Washington and Kabul.
US assassination drone crashes in eastern Afghanistan
Press TV - The Taliban claimed responsibility for downing the
assassination drone, which went down near Jalalabad Airport on
Wednesday. The US military has also used drones in Somalia, Yemen,
Pakistan, Libya, and Iraq.... Insecurity continues to rise across
Afghanistan, despite the presence of about 130,000 US-led forces in the
Iran begins construction of $300 million anti-aircraft missile base
timesofisrael.com - Amid increasing talk of a possible Israeli strike on
its nuclear facilities, Iran has begun construction of a new,
state-of-the-art, anti-aircraft missile base. The new base, located near
the city of Abadeh, in southern Iran, will cost $300 million, be home to
6,000 personnel, and host seven battalions, Iran’s Fars news agency
Writers warn Netanyahu: 'Don’t strike Iran without cabinet approval'
RT - Twenty Israeli writers are planning to send a letter to Israel’s
Attorney-General on Wednesday, demanding that Benjamin Netanyahu declare
he will not initiate military action against Iran without cabinet
approval. The letter will be written directly to Yehuda Weinstein, and
threatens legal action if Prime Minister Netanyahu does not commit to a
vote in his 30-member cabinet by the end of the week.
CIA and Saudi Arabia Smuggle Stinger Missiles to Rebels in Syria
Mirror News - CIA spies have smuggled up to 14 Stinger missiles into
Syria so rebels can defend themselves from air strikes. The
ground-to-air weapons have been delivered across the Turkish border to
the Free Syrian Army and were partly paid for by Saudi Arabia, a
security source claimed.
Israel Demands Egypt Remove Tanks From Sinai
antiwar.com - After a bloody attack on a Sinai police station earlier
this month, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was crowing about it as
vindication for demands for a crackdown on anti-Israel militants, saying
it would serve as a “wake-up call” to President Mursi for the need for
such an operation. Now that Mursi has ordered tanks to the region to
follow through with the crackdown, Israel is fuming again, insisting
that the deployment violates the peace treaty between the two nations
and demanding Egypt remove the tanks immediately.
Authorities gain power to collect Australians' internet records
smh.com.au - Laws passed today [Aug. 22] will allow authorities to
collect and keep Australians' internet records, including their
web-browsing history, social media activity and emails.... The
legislation will allow the Australian Federal Police to collaborate with
international authorities in seeking Australian communications data
Brazilian Court Demands Nestle Label GMO Ingredients
Activist Post - A Brazilian court has demanded that multi-billion dollar
food giant Nestle label all of their products as genetically modified
that have over 1% GMO content. The ruling reportedly coincides with
Brazilian law which demands all food manufacturers alert consumers to
the presence of GMOs within their products.
VIDEO: Poison on the Platter (Full Version)
by Jeffrey Smith
- A film narrated by Mahesh Bhatt. Poison On The Platter looks at the GM
issue through the lens of activists, scientists and ordinary citizens.
It brings alive the various shades of the GM issue such as the
scientific evidences against GM food from lab rat studies, the GM
disasters such as L-Tryptothan, the story of Bt Cotton and farmer
suicides in India and protests across the world against GM food.
China’s food production characterized by corruption, health-threatening
Homeland Security Newswire - In a disturbing report, China’s national
broadcaster CCTV detailed the manufacturing process followed by sixteen
different Chinese companies that sell preserved fruit. The report showed
rotten peaches spiked with sodium metabisulfite to make the fruit look
fresh, seasoned in bleaching agents and additives harmful to the human
liver and kidneys, and pickled in outdoor pools surrounded by garbage.
The peaches are then packed in dirty bags which were previously used to
hold animal feed, and shipped off to big brand stores.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US cites Iran for carrier deployment
Press TV - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday that
the United States was preparing for dealing with Iran and Syria
as an aircraft carrier headed to the region ahead of schedule.
The USS John Stennis and its strike group will set forth shortly
for the Middle East, a deployment ordered four months ahead of
time to minimize the gap in which the United States has only one
carrier in the region.
Exclusive Truthout Interview: Sioux Spiritual Leader Speaks Out
on Land Sale at Sacred Site
truth-out.org - The sacred lands of the Lakota are up for sale -
again. A grassroots effort led by the Oceti Sakowin, or Great
Sioux Nation, is underway to get them back. On August 25 at 10
AM, nearly 2,000 acres of land, known as Pe' Sla to the Lakota
people and situated in the Black Hills of South Dakota, will be
put up for public auction and sold to the highest bidder. The
state of South Dakota has expressed interest in using eminent
domain to pave one of the roads that runs through it.
U.S. Census Bureau helped racially target thousands of American
citizens for armed government kidnappings, camp internments
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Census Bureau claims you are required by
law to reveal your race on their (coercive) questionnaire, and
Census Bureau workers can get ridiculously adamant about
stalking you until you agree to fill out such forms. What they
don't tell you is that the data you voluntarily provide the
Census Bureau may be used to target you and your entire family
for armed government kidnappings and involuntary relocation to a
concentration camp where you are forced into slave labor.
Ryan Adviser Calls On Congress To Authorize War With Iran
thinkprogress.org - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) isn’t exactly the most
sophisticated observer of international politics. As such, he
was treated to a crash course in foreign policy by the Romney
campaign prior to his selection as the GOP Vice Presidential
nominee. Now, one of Ryan’s key advisers during that briefing
period is calling for congressional authorization for war with
Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Unit in Alabama to Monitor
Birmingham News - The unit, composed of more than a half dozen
prosecutors in her office, will tackle a variety of criminal
civil rights cases, ranging from hate crimes and excessive force
by police allegations, to human trafficking, Vance said. The
unit also has civil and appellate attorneys to focus on civil
actions such as environmental justice, Americans with
disabilities cases, fair lending and employment rights for
California to Grant Driver's Licenses to 400,000 Illegals
sacbee.com - California is on the verge of allowing hundreds of
thousands of undocumented immigrants to receive driver's
licenses for the first time in nearly two decades. The key
question is how to do it. The issue of granting driver's
licenses to undocumented immigrants has raged in the Legislature
for much of the past decade, without resolution, but fighting is
largely moot now due to a new federal policy.
Lawless National Security Letters
Activist Post - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) calls
NSLs "one of the most frightening and invasive" police state
laws. The FBI's abuse of power already is legendary. It has
operated extrajudicially for decades. It does so with impunity.
Giving them more powers compounds America's total surveillance
VIDEO: Jesse Ventura's TV Episode - Police State - Banned By The
This episode, Police State, is the only episode of Governor
Jesse Ventura's show that TruTV would not air. Did Jesse Ventura
get too close to the truth?
Man Kicked Off Flight Over Anti-TSA Shirt
Paul Joseph Watson - A man and his wife were treated as
potential terrorists and kicked off a Delta Airlines flight over
a satirical T-shirt because it made passengers and employees
feel “very uncomfortable”.
TSA Rifles Through Bags, Conducts Pat Downs At Paul Ryan Event
Steve Watson - For some time we have been warning that the TSA
is systematically moving beyond the nation’s airports and
conducting operations on the streets of America. The latest
example of this kind of activity occurred at an event organized
by Mitt Romney’s GOP running mate Paul Ryan this past weekend in
The Villages, Florida. The
Shark Tank blog reports that TSA officers showed up
alongside Secret Service and the local Sumter County Sheriff’s
Office, and proceeded to do what they do like no one else does.
VIDEO: California Woman Shot in Her Own Backyard by a Cop
Adan Salazar - 36-year-old Jennifer Orey was in her backyard
this past Sunday night when she bumped into a “person holding a
flashlight.” The next thing she knew she was leveled to the
ground after being shot at point blank range, asking a police
officer, “Why did you shoot me?” Police were allegedly searching
for a masked man after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a prowler
wearing a ski-mask. They went into Orey’s backyard where she
bumped into one of them, “startling” the officer who shot her.
Delegates Must Indicate Their Candidate One Hour Before the Vote
Daily Paul - The games have started already. John Ryder,
committeeman from Tennessee, tried to change the threshold to
nominate Paul from 5 states to 10. Morton Blackwell,
committeeman from Virginia opposed the change and "Ryder agreed
to change the number back to five states, but the amendment
passed with one change intact: DELEGATES MUST INDICATE IN
WRITING AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE THE VOTE WHO THEY INTEND TO
NOMINATE" Anyone who wants to vote for Paul should prepare their
Maine Only Holdout in GOP Negotiations to Seat Ron Paul
Daily Paul - Maine is the last state whose delegates to the
Republican National Convention next week are still unsure
whether they’ll be seated in support of conservative Texas Rep.
Ron Paul. At issue are 20 of Maine’s 24 delegates to the
national GOP convention, which kicks off Sunday in Tampa, Fla.
VIDEO: Judge warns of ‘civil war’ if Obama is re-elected
Press TV - A Texas leader is warning of what he calls a ‘civil
war’ and possible invasion of United Nations troops if President
Barack Obama is re-elected.... In the event of civil unrest
Judge Head said he’s concerned the President would hand over
sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. and that the
American public would react violently.
Minnesota Delegates Will Back Ron Paul at Republican National
lakeminnetonka.patch.com - Minnesota’s delegation to the
Republican National Convention will not back Mitt Romney when
the party gathers in Tampa next week. Instead, 32 of the state’s
40 nominating votes will be cast for Ron Paul during the roll
call of states, according to Marianne Stebbins—chair of the
VIDEO: Lawyer James Koutoulas Tells Rick Santelli: 'We Plan To
Pursue Criminal Charges Against Jon Corzine In All 50 States'
Daily Bail - Koutoulas ups the ante in his battle against Eric
Holder and Jon Corzine. Lawyer James Koutoulas with Rick
Santelli on CNBC yesterday.
More Than Half Of All Americans Are At Least Partially Dependent
On The Government
The Economic Collapse - A very large segment of the population
has figured out that it can use voting as a tool to get more
money and benefits from the government, and that is a very
Report: Nearly One In Five Americans Have No Money to Put Food
on the Table
shtfplan.com - WAccording to the new survey, nearly one in five
Americans report that there has been at least one time in the
last 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the
food they or their families needed. In some parts of the country
it’s even worse. In 15 states, at least one in five Americans
say they struggled to afford the food they needed at least once
during the past 12 months. Nationwide, 18.2% of Americans so far
in 2012 say there have been times when they could not afford the
food they needed, on par with the 18.6% who had trouble
affording food in 2011.
Labor Department spends stimulus funds for ads during Olbermann,
Washington Times - The Labor Department paid out hundreds of
thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public
relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the
Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC
cable shows, records show. The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows
hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the
contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records
reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
Oath Keepers to Rally in Support of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub,
Victim of Soviet Style Pre-crime Detention
Oath Keepers is coming to the aid of this young Marine veteran
and our rallying cry will be “CHARGE HIM, OR RELEASE HIM.” We
cannot allow “mental illness” designations to be used as a
weapon against political dissidents in America.
YouTube: Ben Swann Reality Check: U.S. Marine Held In A Mental
Hospital Against His Will Because Of Facebook Posts
Aug 22, 2012 - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the case
of U.S. Marine Brandon Raub who is being held in a mental
hospital in Virginia over Facebook posts.
Government Hypes White Supremacist “Racial Holy War” in Effort
to Demonize Veterans
Kurt Nimmo - Despite a lack of evidence, the establishment media
claims white supremacists, skinheads and neo-Nazis are joining
to U.S. military and preparing for a “racial holy war.” Reuters
reports that racist groups are actively encouraging members to
enlist and receive military training to overthrow the “Zionist
Occupation Government,” a term invented by the Order, a racist
organization created by the National Alliance, a group
controlled by the FBI.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Occupy protesters to demonstrate at conventions
Press TV - Occupy Wall Street activists are preparing to travel
to Tampa and Charlotte for the upcoming Republican and
Democratic conventions. The group is planning to charter
busloads of protesters south as part of demonstrations beginning
in Tampa on August 27.
FDIC Sues Banks for $2.1 Billion
yahoo.com - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (:FDIC) has
filed three separate lawsuits against major banks over the
alleged sale of $5.4 billion worth of risky mortgage-backed
securities (:MBS) to the failed Guaranty Bank. The FDIC, in
aggregate, is seeking more than $2.14 billion in damages from
various units of the banks.
VIDEO: @4,000-acre Ponderosa fire threatening 200 homes
LA Times - A massive wildfire in a remote Northern California
area was 50% contained Wednesday after destroying at least 50
structures and continued to threaten at least 200 homes,
officials said. The Ponderosa fire grew to 24,324 acres
overnight and was burning toward the east and northeast, said
Mary Ann Aldrich of the California Department of Forestry and
Fraud pollutes BP compensation fund for Gulf spill victims
adn.com - Not a single drop of the massive BP oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico touched the landlocked city of Homestead, Fla.,
or the Keys peninsula to the south. But a Homestead businessman
saw the April 2010 oil rig explosion and subsequent
environmental disaster as an opportunity to cash in, authorities
say. Jean Mari Lindor filed about $15 million in BP damage
claims for himself and others for wages purportedly lost due to
the spill's economic hit on the region's tourism and fishing
Do you have adrenal fatigue? Learn how to shed pounds and regain
your energy naturally
(NaturalNews) What do you do when you hit that wall in the
middle of the afternoon and your snooze factor increases by a
thousand percent? Do you grab some chocolate? A sugary or energy
Gently detox with 4 superfoods to remove toxins from chem
trails, heavy metals, noxious chemicals, pesticides, drugs, GMO
(NaturalNews) Detoxing can be hard on your body and cause a wide
variety of alarming side effects. After all, the substances
being removed are usually pretty horrible, consisting of toxic
chemicals from Teflon, vaccines, pesticide residues,
pharmaceutical drugs, chemotherapy residue, heavy metals,
aluminum, radiation, and even by-products from GMO foods. There
are numerous detoxing agents and methods available -- some more
costly than others -- and some producing very intense
experiences with potentially dangerous side effects.
Eliminate and avoid mosquitoes naturally without dangerous
pesticides and commercial repellents
(NaturalNews) Summertime is prime time for mosquitoes and this
year appears to be a banner year for the annoying and
potentially dangerous disease-carrying, blood-sucking pests. The
good news is that mosquitoes can be eliminated and avoided
naturally.... Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus is considered to be one of
the most effective natural mosquito repellents, providing
comparable protection to low concentrations of the toxic
mosquito repellent DEET. Other effective mosquito repelling oils
Smart ways to prevent and reverse osteoporosis and tooth decay
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Two of the best methods to help
prevent and reverse osteoporosis and tooth decay are sea salt
swishing and oil pulling along with taking an herb called
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Horsetail contains seven percent
silica per 35 mg of herb. The swishing and oil pulling helps to
remove germs and bacteria from the teeth, while horsetail will
begin to rebuild your teeth and bones from the inside.
A warning to all psychiatric drug users
(NaturalNews) Antidepressants are the most prescribed (often
overprescribed) medication in the United States. But, contrary
to popular belief - taking Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro (to name a
few) can be very dangerous to your health. These selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) can cause physical pain,
involuntary movement, sexual dysfunction and life-threatening
drug interactions. Clearly, most people have NOT been told the
A Parent's Guide: What to do if your child dies after
Activist Post - Vaccine-related deaths are considered such a
rare event medical personnel/coroners receive no training to
help them recognize telltale signs/symptoms, leaving survivors
forever questioning the unexplained death of their child. This
is not acceptable. The SaneVax Team is pleased to announce the
pending publication of "A Parents’ Guide: What to do if your
child dies after vaccination"
The New West Nile Virus Epidemic...Bioterrorism Or Mother
rense.com - New Emerging Diseases; Accident of Nature or
man-made illnesses? In the 1970s it was thought that many
infectious diseases had been banished from the industrialized
world. But, remarkably, over the last four decades more than 30
new "emerging infectious diseases" have appeared in various
places. Some of the better-known diseases include AIDS,
Legionnaire's disease, toxic shock syndrome, Lyme disease,
hepatitis C, "mad cow disease,” hanta virus, various new
encephalitis and hemorrhagic viruses, Lassa fever, and Ebola
The Great Organic Deceivers
ANH - Which organic brands really believe in organic—and which
are working behind the scenes to betray natural health
consumers? It’s time for a boycott. Action Alert! Many natural
and organic brands are actually owned by huge conglomerates that
don’t support sustainable, organic, non-GMO, non-toxic
agriculture.... Even worse, many of the conglomerate companies
that produce so-called natural foods—and even some labeled
“organic”—are allied with the biotech industry fighting by any
means to defeat “Label GMO,” a.k.a. Prop 37, the California
Right to Know 2012 Ballot Initiative.
Plan X: DARPA’s new project seeks to make cyberwarfare a routine
part of U.S. military operations
Activist Post - The push for even more sophisticated
cyberwarfare capabilities has increased considerably in recent
history with the creation of the program known as “Cyber Fast
Track” which is designed to get money awarded to
“non-traditional players” (meaning hackers, small companies,
etc.) in an average of seven days. DARPA seeks to create tools
for the military planners that allow them to rapidly launch
cyberattacks and discover “ways to assess the damage caused by a
new piece of friendly military malware before it’s unleashed,”
according to Danger Room.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
5 Amazing All-American Native Fruit Trees
Organic Gardening - Scattered throughout the woodlands of North
America are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered—pawpaws,
mulberries, and persimmons. These tasty fruits grow on
beautiful, native American trees that practically take care of
themselves. What could be better for an organic garden?
Report of Nails in Merrick Dog Food
Susan Thixton - A pet owner contacted TruthaboutPetFood.com when
he received no response from Petco or Merrick after finding many
small nails in Merrick Dog Food. Merrick has since contacted the
pet owner. Here's the story.
AUDIO: New Policies Against The Feeding Of Raw Meat Pet Food
August 22, 2012 - Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer
is joined by special guest, Susan Thixton, Founder of Truth
About Pet Food. The AVMA and AAHA (American Veterinary Medical
Association and American Animal Hospital Association) have new
policies against the feeding of raw meat pet food.
Major Storm Heading to Tampa - Hurricane Paul!
Hurricane Paul heading for Tampa Sunday. This storm
is very strong and organized. Can we all say
Today in History - Wednesday - August 22, 2012
1762 - Ann Franklin became the editor of the Mercury of Newport in
Rhode Island. She was the first female editor of an American
1770 - Australia was claimed under the British crown when Captain
James Cook landed there.
1775 - The American colonies were proclaimed to be in a state of
open rebellion by England's King George III.
1846 - The U.S. annexed New Mexico.
1902 - In Hartford, CT, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the
first president of the United States to ride in an automobile.
1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ began to
manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet,
sold for $200.
1910 - Japan formally annexed Korea.
1911 - Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The painting reappeared
two years later in Italy.
1932 - The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) began its first TV
broadcast in England.
1941 - Nazi troops reached the outskirts of Leningrad during World
1951 - 75,052 people watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform. It
was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.
1968 - Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of
the first papal visit to Latin America.
1972 - Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia was asked to withdraw
from the 20th Olympic Summer Games.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S.
President Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same
1984 - The last Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in
New Stanton, PA.
1986 - Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of the late Karen
Silkwood $1.38 million to settle a 10-year-old nuclear contamination
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 - It was announced by Yugoslavia that a truce ordered on August
7th with Croatia had collapsed.
1991 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev returned to Moscow after the collapse of
the hard-liners' coup. On the same day he purged the men that had
tried to oust him.
1992 - In Rostock, Germany, neo-Nazi violence broke out against
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed legislation that ended
guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work from
Syria army kills large number of insurgents in Hama suburb
Press TV - The development came a day after Syrian troops regained
control of more areas in Aleppo from foreign-backed insurgents. Syria
has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws,
saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the behind the unrest while the
opposition accuses the security forces of killing protesters.
Four killed, scores wounded in Tripoli
Press TV - Two people were killed in Tripoli’s district of Bab al-Tebbaneh
and the other two died in the city’s Jabal Mohsen neighborhood, Reuters
reported on Tuesday. Ten soldiers and 23 civilians were wounded in the
clashes that broke out on Monday and continued intointo the night and
spilled over to the Zahryeh district and its surroundings.
Economic collapse fears lead Govts. to remove civilian protections from
Examiner - On Aug. 17, Germany became the latest country to remove
longstanding protections for civilian populations from military
intervention in domestic conflicts. In a new court ruling, which
repealed laws created out of the Nazi era in Germany, the government can
now use the military against citizens in extreme cases, joining the U.S.
and other nation states who have removed the dividing line between
civilian and military policing.
One million Indian bank employees strike against reforms
RT - About one million Indian bank employees have started a two-day
strike, protesting against reforms that would allow more private capital
into the financial sector.... The largest lender the State Bank of India
was forced to halt trading in onshore spot foreign exchange markets. It
comes as a blow to the economy that faces its worst slowdown in almost a
decade. The strike comes a day ahead of an expected parliamentary
approval of some changes in rules that would allow bigger role for
investors in banks.
Russia warns West after Obama Syria threats
Russia warned the West on Tuesday against unilateral action on Syria, a
day after US president Barack Obama threatened "enormous consequences"
if his Syrian counterpart used chemical or biological arms or even moved
them in a menacing way. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking
after meeting China's top diplomat, said Moscow and Beijing were
committed to "the need to strictly adhere to the norms of international
law...and not to allow their violation."
VIDEO: 'West’s chemical weapons talk just pretext for intervention’ -
Syrian Deputy PM Jamil
RT - "The West is looking for an excuse for direct intervention. If this
excuse does not work, it will look for another excuse,” said Syrian
Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil speaking to journalists after meeting
with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.... Jamil warned
against military action in Syria saying that it is “impossible” because
it would turn the conflict into a regional one, stating "Those who are
contemplating this evidently want to see the crisis expand beyond
Syrian Army seizes arms cache in Aleppo
Press TV -
The Syrian Army has seized an arms cache in the northern city of Aleppo
as clashes continue between insurgents and government troops in the
country’s largest city.... On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister
Gennady Gatilov said increasing evidence on the ground shows Syrian
insurgents are receiving “massive” amounts of Western-made arms through
third countries. Damascus has been blaming Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and
Qatar for funding the insurgents and supplying them with weapons.
US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent
Guardian - The US government has long maintained, reasonably enough,
that a defining tactic of terrorism is to launch a follow-up attack
aimed at those who go to the scene of the original attack to rescue the
wounded and remove the dead. Morally, such methods have also been widely
condemned by the west as a hallmark of savagery. Yet, as was
demonstrated yet again this weekend in Pakistan, this has become one of
the favorite tactics of the very same US government.
Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It was once President Barack Obama's "war of
necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war. The Afghan conflict
generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. It's
not a hot topic at the office water cooler or in the halls of Congress -
even though more than 80,000 American troops are still fighting here and
dying at a rate of one a day.
Prosper in Crisis-Hit Italy
Reuters - In a country suffering from economic crisis, buying gold off
desperate people has become one of the few boom industries. City centres
are being transformed as traditional shops go out of business, their
signs replaced by ones that announce “Compro Oro”, or “I Buy Gold”....
“Business is very good, you can really feel the crisis,” said 30
year-old Alexia Messi, who works in Oro Change on Via Medaglie D’Oro in
northern Rome. It opened its first branch five years ago and now has
seven outlets in Rome.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Violent Black Panthers Activist Turned Out To Be FBI
Alexander Higgins - Richard Aoki was a militant activist and
armed the Black Panthers, but turned out to be an FBI informant
at the very same time. This information was made public after an
investigation by Seth Rosenfield revealed FOIA documents that
verify these claims by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Aoki
committed suicide in 2009, but today many questions remain, such
as to what extent did the FBI know the man was arming the Black
Panthers? Trevor Aaronson, author of the “Terror Factory,”
discusses the slippery slope between the FBI creating criminals
and catching them.
After-Birth Abortion: Eugenicists Say Babies are a Parasitic
Burden on Society
Intel Hub - According to Alberto Giubilini and Francesca
Minerva, “after-birth abortion” is proposed as a form of
“contraception” that would allow babies to be killed after they
are born. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics:
“[W]hen circumstances occur after birth such that they would
have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion
should be permissible. … [W]e propose to call this practice
‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasize
that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable
with that of a fetus … rather than to that of a child.
Local governments using new mobile speed cameras that resemble
wtop.com Washington, DC - Local governments are availing
themselves of new mobile speed cameras that resemble mailboxes
as effective and profitable ways to slow drivers down.... Prince
George's County expects to bring in $8 million in 2012, with a
whopping $28 million in 2013. Montgomery County recently doubled
its mobile cameras and forecasts bringing in $12 million from
fines in 2012.
Government Documents Prove Domestic Drones Are For Spying On
Steve Watson - The documents, from the Federal Aviation
Administration, were recently made public by the Electronic
Frontier Foundation. Among the documents are
never-before-released Special Airworthiness Certificates (SACs)
detailing which private companies have been granted permission
to operate drones in US skies. The EFF notes that the vast
majority of drones are being used purely for surveillance
VIDEO: Parents Fear Cafeteria palm scanners will implant ‘Mark
of the Beast’ on children’s hands
Daily Mail - A Louisiana public school’s decision to purchase
palm scanners to speed up lunch lines and payments has been met
with religious opposition. Mother Mamie Sonnier said that she
will not allow her children to participate in the scanner
payment program, alleging that the technology would imprint the
mark of the beast, or 666, on their hands.
Immigrants protest ‘illegal’ label
Newsday - A small group of immigrants gathered in Woodbury
Monday to protest the use of the word “illegal” to describe
those who have entered the United States without documentation.
“By saying illegal, they’re assuming that we broke a criminal
law,” said Jackeline Saavedra, 27, of Bay Shore, a Touro Law
Center student who identified herself as undocumented. “Not
everybody enters illegally.” Coordinators said they prefer the
phrase “undocumented immigrant.”
Christianity & gun owners in the crosshairs: Chilling tactic
HomelandSecurityUS.com - If you are an outspoken Christian in
America, you need to be concerned. If you are an outspoken
Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to
be very concerned. And if you are a Christian gun owner who
disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian agenda in America
and have a platform to inform others, you better believe that
you are under intense scrutiny. Sound like paranoid propaganda?
Ron Paul Campaign Strikes Deal with RNC to Seat Delegates
yahoo.com - The compromise settled a dispute over delegates from
Louisiana. "Paul will be awarded 17 of the state's 46 delegates
in the compromise," Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton told ABC
News in an email. "The rest of the state's delegates are
expected to support Mitt Romney, the party's presumptive
nominee." In addition, the RNC will seat an additional Paul
delegate from Massachusetts.
Pre-Crime Cameras For RNC In Tampa
Paul Joseph Watson - The Tampa Police Department will deploy
dozens of ‘behavior recognition’ surveillance cameras at the
Republican National Convention later this month, with the
cameras remaining in place and more being added after the event
finishes. “The police department in Tampa, FL, is deploying
behavioral recognition software from BRS Labs on dozens of the
video cameras that will provide round-the-clock surveillance at
many of the venues where the GOP national convention will take
place August 27-30,” reports Government Security News.
Isaac May Impact 2012 Republican National Convention
AccuWeather - As delegates and the media gather for the 2012
Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30, an
unwanted visitor, "Isaac," may join in. Tropical Storm Isaac is
forecast to become a hurricane later this week as it moves
west-northwestward, touring the northern Caribbean with squalls
of heavy rain, gusty winds and rough seas.
VIDEO: Worcester Police Gang Invade Liberty Love Fest II
ronpaultribune.com - Police officers decided they wanted to mess
around with the people at Liberty Live Fest II.... Despite the
cops closing us down we the organizers were able to secure a
free place in Holliston massachusetts to continue our event.
GOP Consultant: Koch Brothers Bought Ryan’s Nomination With $100
National Memo - According to Stone, the billionaire Koch
brothers purchased the Republican vice presidential nomination
for Ryan from Romney in late July by promising to fork over an
additional $100 million toward “independent expenditure”
campaigning for the GOP ticket. Any such transaction would
represent a serious violation of federal election laws and
perhaps other statutes, aside from the ethical and character
implications for all concerned. Although Stone is not the most
reputable figure, to put it mildly, he has been a Republican
insider, with access to the party’s top figures, over four
Jacob Rothschild, John Paulson And George Soros Are All Betting
That Financial Disaster Is Coming
The Economic Collapse - Are you willing to bet against three of
the wealthiest men in the entire world? Jacob Rothschild
recently bet approximately 200 million dollars that the euro
will go down. Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson made
somewhere around 20 billion dollars betting against the U.S.
housing market during the last financial crisis, and now he has
made huge bets that the euro will go down and that the price of
gold will go up. And as I wrote about in my last article, George
Soros put approximately 130 million more dollars into gold last
US corn, soy prices hit records as drought lingers
AFP - US corn and soybean prices closed at new record highs
Tuesday as a new survey showed worse-than-expected crop damage
from a brutal drought across the country's central breadbasket.
The price of corn jumped 1.7 percent to $8.3875 a bushel, while
soybeans finished at $17.3025 a bushel, up 2.8 percent from
Tuesday. That left the corn price up 68 percent from June and
soybeans 39 percent higher.
YouTube: Kidnapped Marine vet Brandon Raub speaks out from psych
Published on Aug 20, 2012 by Adam Kokesh.
YouTube: Marine who served with kidnapped Brandon Raub testifies
to his sanity
Recorded on August 20, 2012 at John Randolph Medical Center in
Occupy Wall Street Protest
TrapWire tied to anti-Occupy Internet-spy program
RT - In only the latest installment of the quickly snowballing
TrapWire saga, a company that shares several of the same board
members as the secret spy system has been linked to a program
called Tartan, which aims to track down alleged anarchists by
specifically singling out Occupy Wall Street protesters and the
publically funded media — all with the aid of federal agents.
YouTube: UPDATE -- NEW Bubbles form near Bayou Corne Louisiana /
Published on Aug 21, 2012 by dutchsinse. Link to the story here.
Geoengineering clouds to slow global warming
Homeland Security Newswire - Researchers are taking a second
look at the possibility of using futuristic ships to shoot salt
water high into the sky over the oceans, creating clouds that
reflect sunlight and thus counter global warming; The theory
behind idea, called “marine cloud brightening,” is that adding
particles, in this case sea salt, to the sky over the ocean
would form large, long-living clouds.
Use these tips to detox after exposure to aerial or ground
(NaturalNews) If you live in an area which is being blanketed
with aerial or ground spraying of pesticides for mosquitoes, it
is virtually impossible to completely avoid exposure. However,
there is plenty you can do to help get the pesticides out of
your body and offset their effects.
Anemia Drug Made Billions, But at What Cost?
Dr. Mercola - Three anemia drugs -- Epogen, Procrit and Aranesp
-- have been among the best-selling prescription drugs in the
United States for years, generating more than $8 billion a year
for their makers, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson. But now, after
millions of people have taken these drugs, it’s come out that
the benefits were “wildly overstated, and potentially lethal
side effects, such as cancer and strokes, were overlooked.”
Worse still, the Washington Post has uncovered a series of
unsettling events that show just how far drug makers were
willing to go to get rich …
Deadly Teflon chemical - Decades of cover-ups
(NaturalNews) It's in your cookware, your clothing, furniture,
carpets, popcorn bags and even in your food! It's
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and it remains indefinitely in the
environment and even gets stuck in your body. PFOA is a toxicant
and known carcinogen that has been detected in the blood of more
than 98% of the US population. Exposure to this chemical has
been associated with increased cholesterol, uric acid levels,
preeclampsia, heart disease, liver damage, thyroid trouble,
neurological disorders, chronic kidney disease and kidney
Health safety advocates want melon farm identified
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Advocacy groups said people have a right to
know the farm's name and the details of its cantaloupe
distribution network so they can protect their families from the
outbreak that's killed two Kentucky residents and stricken at
least 140 others, including about 30 who have been hospitalized.
Barbara Kowalcyk, chief executive officer of the Center for
Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, said health officials
usually are careful not to point fingers early in investigations
of foodborne illnesses because they don't want to hurt farms,
food manufacturers or others who may later turn out to have no
role in an outbreak.
Online farmers' market Etsy accuses grandmother soap makers of
selling 'illegal drugs,' launches snitch program
(NaturalNews) The seemingly coordinated assault on your right to
purchase and utilize all-natural products is ongoing, this time
involving a pair of grandmothers who have, unbelievably, been
accused of being drug dealers.
VIDEO: US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google
BBC - Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is
168 times faster and considerably cheaper than the gold standard
in the field. He has applied for a patent for his test and is
now carrying out further research at Johns Hopkins University in
the US city of Baltimore. And he did it by using Google. The
Maryland native, who won $75,000 at the Intel International
Science and Engineering Fair in May for his creation, cites
search engines and free online science papers as the tools that
allowed him to create the test.
Male Fertility May Be in Trouble: Testosterone and Sperm Counts
ANH - Testosterone deficiency is a serious health issue. It can
lead to loss of stamina and lean muscle mass, reduced libido in
both men and women, anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline.
Growing research also suggests low testosterone levels might be
linked to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2
diabetes. Many of the herbicides and pesticides used in
conventional farming are “environmental estrogens.” This means
that their molecules mimic the activity of the human hormone
estrogen, too much of which is not good for men or women; it
also affects testosterone levels. Now GMO crops have likely
exacerbated this problem.
Cracking Up: Debunking the "Eggs as Bad as Cigarettes" Myth
Natural Society - Non-organic eggs can contain the same
antibiotics, chemicals, and hormones administered to
conventional chickens. Add GMO feed, polluted water, and
unsanitary living conditions to these chickens, and you may have
eggs that are little more than hard-shelled pellets of poison.
Organic eggs from healthy chickens on GMO-free feed have
actually shown in many studies to prevent heart disease. They
contain healthful amounts of protein, vitamin B, omega-3 fatty
acids, and many nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which
reduce risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major
cause of blindness.
The beginning of the end for Facebook? PayPal billionaire who
was its first investor sells most of his shares worth $1 BILLION
Daily Mail - PayPal billionaire Peter Thiel, one of Facebook's
earliest investors and a member of its board, was among the
insiders selling stock in the social network after a lockup
expired last week, it has emerged.
Stop AT&T’s Latest Attack on Net Neutrality
The Trenches - The telecom giant just announced it is crippling
the FaceTime video calling app on its customers’ iPhones unless
they subscribe to a more expensive text-and-voice plan.1 That’s
right — AT&T will block one of the iPhone’s best features unless
users pay more money for less data and unlimited voice minutes,
none of which they need to use FaceTime.
VIDEO: Anonymous releases how-to instructions on fooling facial
RT - Here’s a predicament: you don’t want the government using
high-tech face scanning technology to track every inch of your
walk to the post office, but you also don’t want to take a
sledgehammer to your neighborhood surveillance camera. What do
U.S. testing "talking" cars to avoid crashes, congestion
Reuters - Over the next year, U.S. officials and the University
of Michigan will fit nearly 3,000 cars, trucks and buses with
wireless devices that track other vehicles' speed and location,
alert drivers to congestion or change a traffic light to
green.... The results of the experiment will help the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration decide if the technology
should be mandatory. A decision on such a rule would not be made
until the test ends in August 2013, LaHood added.
Today in History - Tuesday - August 21, 2012
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.
1888 - The adding machine was patented by William Burroughs.
1912 - Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an
Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
1923 - In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding
dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.
1943 - Japan evacuated the Aleutian island of Kiaska. Kiaska had
been the last North American foothold held by the Japanese.
1945 - U.S. President Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had
shipped about $50 billion in aid to America's Allies during World
1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state. U.S. President Eisenhower also
issued the order for the 50 star flag.
1963 - In South Vietnam, martial law was declared. Army troops and
police began to crackdown on the Buddhist anti-government
1989 - Voyager 2, a U.S. space probe, got close to the Neptune moon
1991 - The hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
ended. The uprising that led to the collapse was led by Russian
federation President Boris Yeltsin.
1993 - NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft. The fate
of the spacecraft was unknown. The mission cost $980 million.
1994 - Ernesto Zedillo won the Mexican presidential election.
1996 - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
1996 was signed by U.S. President Clinton. The act made it easier to
obtain and keep health insurance.
1997 - Hudson Foods Inc. closed a plant in Nebraska after it had
recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that was potentially
contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7. It was the largest food recall
in U.S. history.
1997 - Afghanistan suspended its embassy operations in the United
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
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.
Obama threatens to attack Syria
RT - US President Barack Obama has a stern warning for the country of
Syria. In an address made early Monday, the commander-in-chief confirmed
that he has not ruled out an offensive strike on Bashar al-Assad and his
regime. Speaking from the White House, President Obama said that if
Syria were to deploy chemical or biological weapons, the United States
will follow through with its threat of launching an attack. Responding
to a question about America’s current attitudes towards Assad, Obama
said that the United States will not tolerate any efforts to allow Syria
or any other countries to use weapons of mass destruction.
Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims
Israel’s Channel 10
timesofisrael.com - The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David,
who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force
as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded
sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian
nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point
of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”
Sinai military build-up: Egypt to deploy tanks and aircraft to tackle
RT - Egypt is set to put tanks and aircraft on duty in Sinai for the
first time since its 1973 war with Israel in a bid to tighten security
in the region. Meanwhile, Tel Aviv has installed its Iron Dome
anti-rocket system near the Egyptian border. The plan was first voiced
by President Morsi after an August 5 attack blamed on Islamist militants
that killed 16 Egyptian border guards. It was then finalized by Egypt’s
newly appointed Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as he
made his first official visit to Sinai Monday.
Gaddafi’s son faces hanging if found guilty
Telegraph - The son of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi will be charged
with urging supporters to kill demonstrators and revolutionaries during
last year's uprising, and he faces execution by hanging if he is found
YouTube: 'West wants Libyan oil, country set for ruin like Iraq and
RT - 32 people have been arrested in Libya in connection with recent
bomb attacks in the capital. All those detained are said to belong to a
network of loyalists of the country's former leader Muammar Gaddafi and
have reportedly been receiving financial backing from abroad. RT talks
to political analyst and Middle East consultant Peter Eyre.
US Drone Attacks Leave 21 Civilians Dead In Pakistan In Under 48 Hours
Press TV - Pakistani officials told Press TV that nine people were
killed after a US drone fired four missiles at two vehicles in Mana area
of Shawal district in North Waziristan on Sunday morning. This is while
on Saturday twelve people lost their lives when a US drone targeted a
building in the same troubled region. Washington claims its drone
strikes target militants, although casualty figures clearly indicate
that Pakistani civilians are the main victims of the assaults.
Lord Rothschild Betting On Euro Collapse?
Paul Joseph Watson - If the actions of Lord Jacob Rothschild are
anything to go by, the long predicted collapse of the Euro may not be
far away, with the banking titan placing a $200 million dollar bet
against the troubled single currency. “Lord Rothschild, an elder member
of the dynastic Rothschild banking family, has taken the position
against the euro through RIT Capital Partners, the 1.9 billion pound
investment trust of which he is executive chairman,” reports CNBC.
Banks to use Libor parliamentary probe to push for end of free accounts
Daily Mail - Banks are plotting to use a parliamentary inquiry into
their bad behaviour as a way of imposing account fees on customers. MPs
and peers on a commission set up to examine the recent Libor scandal
will be approached by financial institutions this week which will argue
in favour of introducing current account charges. Several banks are
expected to make the case that ‘free’ accounts were partly to blame for
reckless actions by lenders and scandals such as the mis-selling of
payment protection insurance.
China claims US clean-energy violates WTO rules
RT - On Monday China's Commerce Ministry named six renewable-energy
projects in the US which received such subsidies, among them a
solar-power venture in Massachusetts and a wind-power venture in Ohio,
as well as in Washington State, New Jersey and California. The
investigation was carried out on behalf of Chinese exporters and
renewable energy companies. China is calling on the U.S. to cancel
practices not in line with WTO rules. It wants the US to "give Chinese
renewable energy products a fair treatment," the ministry said on its
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US adopts Al-Qaeda's tactic of secondary attacks for drone
RT - The US has been carrying out follow-up attacks after its
drone strikes in Pakistan, specifically targeting people coming
to the aid of the wounded. The tactic has been widely condemned,
including by the UN – which considers it a war crime. A Guardian
report by Glenn Greenwald shows the US government's hypocrisy
regarding such tactics. While the FBI has warned that
“terrorists may use secondary explosive devices to kill and
injure emergency personnel responding to an initial attack,” the
US regularly applies the same methods.
Georgia cops can ask for immigration papers
RT - A federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement
officers in Georgia can run checks to verify the citizenship of
any persons suspected of a crime if they fail to provide
identification themselves. The decision was handed down Monday
afternoon by a three-judge panel presiding over the 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals. They reversed an earlier decision from a lower
court that blocked a provision in the state’s 2011 immigration
law that limited officers from doing as such.
VIDEO: Aurora Eyewitness: Alarm Announced “Murder In The
Paul Joseph Watson - Another bizarre piece of eyewitness
testimony has emerged out of the Aurora massacre, with a woman
claiming that an alarm was repeatedly played shortly after the
shooting began announcing “murder in the theater”.
Self defense is a 'Divine Right' says Mike Adams in new video
(NaturalNews) Our latest humanitarian project involves sharing
educational information intended to help stop the next holocaust
from ever happening. I've just completed two important
educational videos entitled "The
Divine Right of Self Defense" and "Gun
Control is Genocide." These two videos approach the issue of
citizen disarmament from a humanitarian point of view,
discussing the historical results of citizen disarmament and how
we can work together to save lives and prevent violence.
VIDEO: Homeless Man Killed By Cops, shot 46 times
CNN - Saginaw, Michigan (CNN) -- Three days before Independence
Day, Milton Hall died in a fusillade of police gunfire outside a
strip mall. He had been arguing with officers in a parking lot
next to a shuttered Chinese restaurant when he was shot, in full
view of passing motorists and while he was holding some sort of
knife. Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas said later that
the squad of police confronting him opened fire "because
apparently, at this point in time, he was threatening to assault
VIDEO: Government and Media Turn Accused Cop Killers into
Constitutionalist “Sovereign Citizens”
Kurt Nimmo - Prior the latest round of violence attributed to
the so-called “sovereign citizen movement,” the FBI ramped up
its propaganda campaign and declared that “extremists” opposed
to the government pose a domestic terror threat and a danger to
law enforcement. The FBI’s Counterterrorism Analysis Section
produced a report in February stating that activists opposed to
government authority and taxation pose a violent threat to law
enforcement. The report specifically denotes constitutionalists
As Above, So Below: The Globalist Agenda Reflected in Local
Politics Through 'Council of Governments'
Activist Post - The fact is that those individuals and
committees implementing globally standardized guidelines and
policies at the local level are not merely select groups who are
willing recipients of Federal grants, but a wide ranging cadre
of local politicians, bureaucrats, and wealthy businessmen who
work together through a complex setup of organizations, groups,
Government Funded Bullet Trains Will Connect American Agenda 21
Intel Hub - To boost infrastructure and build Agenda 21
high-speed rail systems (HSRS) across America, Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood stated last week that $470 million in
unspent funds are still available to states for such projects.
In 2011, Obama called for these HSRS to be built in America
within the next 25 years. In California, government funding for
a HSRS across the Central Valley trades $4.5 in bonds for $3.2
billion in federal stimulus for a railway that links to
Paul Attorney Threatens RNC, Romney Campaign
The Washington Times The lawyer for Ron Paul’s Oklahoma
delegates to the Republican National Convention threatened Mitt
Romney and the Republican National Committee to withhold votes
on Monday for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee,
according to the Oklahoma GOP chairman. The Paul attorney told
the RNC’s Committee on Contests that unless it seated the Paul
delegates instead of those elected by the Oklahoma GOP, Paul
supporters across the country would withhold their votes from
RNC Parking, Road Closures, Protest Areas, Updates, RNC Hotline
Daily Paul - Cyclops Technologies (NWO anyone?) is providing
their software Plate Smart: License Plate Scanners to be used by
Law Enforcement During RNC for ID checks, looking for suspended
or revoked licenses or outstanding warrants, & Be On The
Lookouts (BOLOs) Surely their info gathering & redistribution is
unconstitutional, especially when they boast (their own
accounts) a mere 90% accuracy rate.
The Sun Dome Rally Has Sold Out!
Daily Paul - We’re now less than one week away from Ron Paul’s
“We are the Future” celebration at the Sun Dome in Tampa,
Florida. All the events are shaping up, and it’s looking to be a
very fun and exciting time.... The Sun Dome rally has sold out!
But don’t worry. We have overflow room in the USF outdoor
baseball stadium next door.
Jerusalem Post Reports Netanyahu Interference in US Elections
Veterans Today - A critical issue to Americans has been Romney’s
recent visit to Israel where he met behind closed doors with
diamond merchants tied to 70% of the world’s illegal “blood
diamond” trade and is said to have accepted millions in illegal
campaign donations. Romney met secretly with cash bearing
delegations from Russia, London’s banking community and other
groups, some American citizens but most not, all violations of
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/20/12
It's Time for a Truly Conservative Foreign Policy
Americans At Or Below 125% Of The Poverty Level
Zero Hedge - From AP: "the number of Americans with incomes at
or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level - the income
limit for qualifying for legal aid - is expected to reach an
all-time high of 66 million this year. A family of four earning
125 percent of the federal poverty level makes about $28,800 a
year, government figures show."
No Horses, But Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'
michigancapitolconfidential.com - Yet even with a department so
bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union
president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions.
Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs
program, some critics say.
Attorney Statement on Brandon Raub; Raub to Be Detained
rutherford.org - In a hearing held at the hospital, government
officials disregarded Raub’s explanation that the Facebook posts
were being interpreted out of context, sentencing him up to 30
days’ further confinement in a VA psych ward. In coming to
Raub’s defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging
Raub’s arrest and forcible detention, as well as the
government’s overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub’s
First Amendment rights.
NDAA guise or not: Brandon Raub was not “arrested.” KIDNAPPED
Daily Paul - I am telling you folks, they are trying to exert
the NDAA (which means no official “arrest”…just a kidnapping).
Brandon Raub [a former U.S. Marine] has been detained AGAINST
HIS WILL in a Petersburg psych hospital. He has not been
“arrested. Just kidnapped. Abducted.... If the NDAA has been
used--and it appears that it has been--then after Federal Judge
Kathleen Forrest's providing injunctive relief against the
unconstitutional NDAA Sections 1021 and 1022, declaring them
essentially illegal, then the US Government and the FBI and the
Secret Service, are in criminal contempt of court.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Former union boss at Occupy event: Our goal is to
‘overthrow the capitalist system and build communism’
Daily Caller - Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689
president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was
caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals:
overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a
communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary
communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s
” on August 19.
Sinkhole spurs evacuations, lawsuits and an official resignation
Louisiana Weekly - Attorney Daniel Becnel Jr. in Reserve, who
filed a class action suit on behalf of neighbors, said “the
reason residents worry about radioactivity is because companies
store radioactive material at the bottom of these caverns. All
the companies around here inject pollution into deep-water
wells, hoping it will never surface. Gas, however, has started
bubbling up from this sinkhole.” Becnel’s class-action suit,
filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on August 10, claims
that Texas Brine knew the cavern’s walls were vulnerable as
early as January of last year but didn’t warn the public.
Related dutchsinse video here.
Spinach influences gene expression to cut colon cancer risk in
(NaturalNews) Researchers from Oregon State University's Linus
Pauling Institute have reported the result of their work in the
journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research that demonstrates
how spinach consumption neutralizes carcinogens in cooked foods
to alter cancer stem cells and slash colon cancer risk.... In
tests with laboratory animals, the leafy greens cut the
incidence of colon tumors almost in half, from 58 percent to 32
The only way to completely heal breast cancer
(NaturalNews) Breast cancer must be looked at from an
environmental and emotional perspective. So what makes cancer
cells form and become so aggressive? The answer is found in the
environment that the cells are raised in. If a person is laden
with chemicals and toxins, if they are deficient in key vital
nutrients, if they have had physical trauma or even worse,
emotional trauma, all these factors press the button for normal
cells to change into cancer cells.
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked To Severe Liver Damage
Green Med Info - In a nine-year population study, Canadian
researchers have determined that at least two fluoroquinolone-based
antibiotics – commonly given to patients with respiratory
infections, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and other infections —
cause acute liver damage.... The researchers found that those
patients given the moxifloxacin antibiotic had more than double
the risk of acute liver injury, while those given levofloxacin
had almost twice the risk of liver damage when compared to those
taking clarithromycin. Moxifloxacin and levofloxacin are both
Millions of children's lives are being doomed by unwarranted,
off-label antipsychotic drug prescriptions
(NaturalNews) Often the drugs, which are now being prescribed
for children as young as under one-year-old, are being
prescribed for off-label uses other than what the FDA approved
the drugs for.... A new study published in the Archives of
General Psychiatry found an eight-fold increase in the growth of
anti-psychotic treatment of children over a 17 year period.
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VIDEO: This Is What We Are Facing
Natural Society - Your DNA is under consistent bombardment
through not only the food you are eating, but by environmental
factors that are literally ripping apart your DNA. Fragmenting
your genetic blueprint, the ‘fingerprint’ of your humanity. It’s
all been admitted in peer-reviewed research that is continually
ignored by the mainstream medical establishment. In fact, major
government groups backed by financial corporate interests are
actually streamlining the very biology-crushing technology that
is to blame for an explosive rate of disease across the nation.
Which Oil Will Help You Absorb Nutrients Better?
Dr. Mercola - A new animal study compared the effects of feeding
coconut oil (a saturated fat) versus safflower oil (a
polyunsaturated fat) on the absorption of carotenoids from
tomatoes; coconut oil enhanced tissue uptake of tomato
carotenoids to a greater degree than safflower oil. The benefit
may be due to coconut oil’s medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs),
which are easily digested and have been linked to health
benefits such as weight loss.
Veganism and B12 Deficiency: One Danger of Avoiding Meat
Natural Society - Why do vegans have such a tough time attaining
enough Vitamin B12? The vitamin is most often found in animal
products. It is crucial in the formation of red blood cells,
brain function, and DNA synthesis. Without it, you could face a
whole host of problems. And yet, it’s suspected that many vegans
and vegetarians are deficient in this crucial vitamin. However,
there are things that you can do to ensure you are getting
enough of this water soluble vitamin.
Upcoming iPhone 'appcessory' detects whether or not food is
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) The dramatic rise in demand for food
that is untainted by pesticides and other unnatural chemicals
begs the question, how can you really know for sure whether or
not that "organic" peach or "biological" avocado is truly what
it says it is? Well, an upcoming iPhone app-slash-accessory, or
"appcessory," known as Lapka will soon be able to answer that
question, as the visually-stunning "personal environment
monitor" will be fully capable of differentiating between the
real organic deal and the sneaky imposter.
YouTube: Privacy No More? TrapWire's all-seeing eye tracks your
RT - Recent reports published by WikiLeaks have revealed that
the US government is using highly advanced spyware to watch its
own citizens. The system, called TrapWire, allegedly accesses
all surveillance cameras nationwide and sends collected data to
a main database, where the images are stored. RT's Marina
Portnaya reveals more about the mysterious software.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Desperate farmers turn to feeding their cattle candy loaded with
(NaturalNews) Struggling with spiking corn prices (corn is a
major ingredient in cattle feed) due to the drought's
devastation on this year's corn crop, ranchers have found it
increasingly expensive to feed cattle that aren't necessarily
worth their weight, so to speak. So it's in that environment
that one rancher has come up with a rather bizarre alternative.
Today in History - Monday - August 20, 2012
1741 - Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska.
1866 - The National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour
1866 - It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson
that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped
1914 - German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
1918 - The British opened its Western Front offensive during World
1940 - France fell to the Germans during World War II.
1953 - It was announced by the Soviet Union that they had detonated
a hydrogen bomb.
1955 - In Morocco and Algeria hundreds of people were killed in
1955 - Col. Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an
altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per
hour in a Super Sabrejet.
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 power.
1997 - NATO troops seized six police stations in Banja Luka that had
been held by troops controlled by former Bosnian Serb President
1997 - Britain began voluntary evacuation of its Caribbean island of
Montserrat due to the volcanic activity of the Soufriere Hills.
1998 - Canada's Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede
without the federal government's consent.
1998 - U.S. military forces attacked a terrorist camp in Afghanistan
and a chemical plant in Sudan. Both targets were chosen for cruise
missile strikes due to their connection with Osama bin Laden.
1998 - The U.N. Security Council extended trade sanctions against
Iraq for blocking arms inspections.
South Korea start major military drill
Press TV - The U.S. and South Korean military Monday began an annual
joint exercise to test defenses against North Korea, a drill denounced
by Pyongyang as a rehearsal for war. More than 30,000 U.S. troops, both
those based in the South and some 3,000 from overseas, are taking part
in the drill known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which ends on August 31,
the U.S. forces said in a statement.... U.S. and South Korean forces
insist it is defensive, while the North has called it "a dangerous act
to ignite a new war".
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman arrives in Afghanistan
Press TV - The top U.S. military officer Martin Dempsey flew Sunday to
Afghanistan to hold talks with senior commanders amid a spate of attacks
by Afghan soldiers on their NATO counterparts. Before landing at the
sprawling U.S. airbase in Bagram, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs
of Staff told reporters that the rise in "insider attacks" would be a
key focus of his meetings with U.S.-led coalition and Afghan officers.
The visit comes amid a rise of attacks in which apparent Afghan security
forces have turned their guns on coalition troops, killing 10 of them in
less than two weeks.
Israeli navies complete drill in Mediterranean
Press TV - Israeli and American naval counterparts completed a joint
drill last week in the Mediterranean Sea, a joint search-and-rescue
exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, which included live fire and
seaborne helicopters landings. However, the Americans were quick to
point out that the annual drill - which, while not held for the last
three years - was unconnected with the escalating psychological war of
nerves between Israel and Iran.
Israel falsifies documents to deport Sudanese migrants - reports
RT - Israel has deported Sudanese asylum seekers by issuing documents
with purposefully incorrect nationalities, a recently published report
by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed.
Non-intervention policy: Hundreds watch as dozens of Jewish youths
RT - Hundreds of people watched but did not intervene as a gang of
Israeli youths attempted to "lynch" a group of Palestinian children in
the center of Jerusalem's Zion Square, police said on Sunday. Five
suspects have been arrested so far.
Poland Shedding Light on Secret CIA Prison
Military.com - On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row
of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there
stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate - and
allegedly torture - top al-Qaida suspects. On the grounds of the Polish
intelligence-training academy and nicknamed "Markus Wolf" for the former
East German spy chief, it's the focal point for a top-secret probe that
Polish prosecutors have launched into how their government tolerated
rampant violations of international and Polish law.
US-Israeli deal on Iran? No Israeli strike now if Obama pledged a spring
DEBKAfile - The White House this week scrambled to reconnect with
Jerusalem after the Obama administration was persuaded that Israel was
serious about conducting a fall military operation against Iran’s
nuclear program before the Nov. 6 US presidential election -
notwithstanding the heavy opposition guns firing against it at home and
* Related Article:
MSM Propaganda Detracts from Obama and Netanyahu Plans to Attack Iran
Attack on Iran will bring destruction of Israel – Ahmadinejad
RT - Tehran and Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah warn of cataclysmic
retaliation against an Israeli attack, threatening to make the country
“a living hell.” The statements come amidst reports of that Israel is
preparing a unilateral strike on Iran. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah
said his party had already fixed targets in Israel and would be able to
hit them with a small number of rockets if Tel Aviv decides to attack
Iran’s Words Mistranslated Again by Americans Trying to Start a War
Washington's Blog - Most Americans confuse zionism and Judaism. While
many assume that zionism simply means allowing the Israeli nation to
exist, many zionists in high positions within the Netanyahu and Sharon
administrations advocate for very different policies altogether,
including the use of offensive wars throughout the Middle East.
this, and read the section entitled “Securing the Realm”
reality, many devout Jews are
against zionism as being antithetical to
traditional Jewish values. As such, many Jews say that criticizing
zionism is not anti-semitism. … and some zionists themselves admit that
even non-Jews have the right to criticize Israel.
Egypt's Islamist president to visit Iran, news agency reports
LA Times - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to visit Iran this
month for an international summit in what would mark the highest level
official contact between the two nations in more than 30 years,
according to Egypt's state news agency. The MENA agency, quoting a
source in Morsi’s office, said the newly elected Islamist president is
expected to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran on Aug. 30.
The decision follows an invitation hand-delivered to Morsi nearly two
weeks ago in Cairo by Iranian Vice President Hamid Baghaei.
Western spies helping Syria rebels
AFP - Sunday Times says British intelligence helping rebels launch
successful attacks. Aleppo: British and German spies are involved in
covert operations to help Syrian rebels in their increasingly bloody
fight to topple the regime of President Bashar Al Assad, press reports
said on Sunday. The reports said German and British spies were passing
on information about Syrian troop movements to the rebels.
Propaganda Alert: US needs to send troops to Syria to get WMD
Reuters - The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case
scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go
into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the
fall of President Bashar al-Assad's government, according to U.S. and
diplomatic officials. These secret discussions assume that all of
Assad's security forces disintegrate, leaving chemical and biological
weapons sites in Syria vulnerable to pillaging. The scenario also
assumes these sites could not be secured or destroyed solely through
aerial bombings, given health and environmental risks.
Canada rejects calls to bail out eurozone
Montreal Gazette - The Conservative government on Wednesday rejected
calls from Germany and the eurozone that Canada give to a bailout fund,
even as German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Ottawa for two days
of meetings with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper and Finance
Minister Jim Flaherty have repeatedly rejected entreaties from Europe to
contribute to a $450-billion bailout pot, managed by the International
Monetary Fund, for troubled eurozone economies.
VIDEO: US war on whistleblowers must end - Assange
RT - Julian Assange made his first public appearance in two months, ever
since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Addressing the
hundreds of people gathered outside the embassy, Assange thanked them
for their support, claiming it was their resolve and presence that
stopped British police storming the building.
Report: Cesium detected in pistachio nuts from U.S. — Contains most
radioactivity of any item in round of tests from Japan
ENENews - Sampled by: Maruetsu (Japanese Supermarket). Test Date: August
11, 2012. American Pistachio Nuts with unknown expiration date (bottom
row of results below) Cesium-137: 9.54 becquerels/kg.
* Related Video:
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U.S. News, Politics & Government
US under pressure over drone raids
Press TV - UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and
Counter-Terrorism Ben Emmerson said on Sunday that the US is
coming under mounting global pressure over its use of
assassination drones, adding that he is preparing a report on
the issue for the next session of the Human Rights Council in
March. Emmerson also urged Washington to open itself to an
independent probe into the legality of such attacks that will
"remain at the top of the UN political agenda until some
consensus and transparency has been achieved."
US keeps quiet as Iraqis smuggle dollars into Iran
RT - A network of iraqi financial institutions have been
smuggling US dollars into Iran to alleviate the financial
struggle there caused by economic sanctions – but the Obama
administration has been mum about it. The New York Times exposed
Washington's ongoing struggle with Baghdad's Elaf Islamic Bank,
in addition to a full network of financial institutions and
oil-smuggling operations helping Iran evade sanctions.
Missouri Republican says pregnancy unlikely in 'legitimate rape'
RT - A US congressman has announced a new way for women to
prevent unwanted pregnancy. All they have to do is be
“legitimately raped,” and a natural conception-blocking
mechanism will kick in, Missouri's Todd Akin told an
interviewer. Representative Akin, who is hoping to unseat
incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in November, was
asked during an interview with local Fox affiliate KTVI whether
he believed women had the right to have an abortion if the
pregnancy was the result of a rape.
VIDEO: Valedictorian in Oklahoma Denied High School Diploma
Because She Said “Hell” in Graduation Speech
Liberty Crier - By La’Tasha Givens PRAGUE, Okla.– There’s a bit
of diploma drama going on between a local high school and that
school’s valedictorian. David Nootbaar is furious his daughter’s
school is keeping her diploma. He says, “She has worked so hard
to stay at the top of her class and this is not right.” Kaitlin
Nootbaar graduated from Prague High School in May and was named
US Army grants $3 million for anti-suicide nasal
RT - For those feeling down in the dumps, the US military now
has a solution: an anti-suicidal nasal spray that delivers
antidepressant chemicals to the brain. The US Army has awarded a
scientist at the Indiana University School of Medicine $3
million to develop a nasal spray that eclipses suicidal
thoughts. Dr. Michael Kubek and his research team will have
three years to ascertain whether the nasal spray is a safe and
effective method of preventing suicides.
'Treasure' island? Radioactivity reported on San Francisco isle
RT - The city of San Francisco plans to convert former Naval
base 'Treasure Island' into a residential neighborhood, but new
reports by the US Navy and public health officials suggest the
island may be more radioactive than previously believed.... New
investigations have revealed that gun sights on Navy ships
containing radioactive material were routinely repaired there.
Several ships from the Pacific fleet that may have been
contaminated by radiation from US nuclear bomb tests also
underwent refits at the island.
Social Security Administration says hollow point bullets
necessary for staff's safety
RT - Responding to reports centered on the SSA’s recent request
for tens of thousands of rounds of high-power, heavy duty
ammunition, the agency tasked with assisting the elderly and
disabled with federally funded benefit packages has attempted to
explain their invitation for ammo makers to make them a deal.
“Our special agents need to be armed and trained appropriately,”
a blog post from the SSA office explains. “They not only
investigate allegations of Social Security fraud, but they also
are called to respond to threats against Social Security
offices, employees and customers.
Wannabe Navy SEALS offered chance to ‘kill Osama’
RT - Ever wanted the chance to assassinate a notorious
terrorist? A former Navy SEAL is offering anyone with $325 the
opportunity to do just that as part of the ‘Navy Seal Adventure’
mission.... The Minnesota-based Sealed Mindset Firearms Studio,
an industrial center-turned-paintball range in New Hope, allows
participants to recreate the assassination raid on Osama Bin
Laden’s hideout. The 'Navy SEAL Adventure' is the brainchild of
ex-SEAL Lawrence Yatch and his wife, who maintain there is more
to the experience than just the thrill of shooting the world’s
formerly most wanted terrorist.... “The biggest thing we’re
trying to accomplish is giving people a sense of empowerment,”
Yatch told KSTP.
Phoenix official orders woman to stop handing out free water
during extreme heat wave, claims she needs 'permit'
(NaturalNews) In the United Police States of America, there is
no more room for free-thinking individuals that wish to take
common sense action as they see fit, at least not when they try
to do so without the government's permission. In a shocking
display of utter tyranny against a free individual trying to
contribute to the greater good, an official in Phoenix, Arizona,
recently ordered resident Dana Crow-Smith to stop handing out
free bottles of water to thirsty passersby trying to survive the
extreme heat wave, claiming that she needs a permit to conduct
this act of good will.
Then They Came For Me (2012)
Daily Paul - Adapted from the original (First they came...) by
Rev. Martin Niemoller (1937).
YouTube: Wake Up... (DollarDVDProjectLiberty.com)
Remember, Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple. What
is His attitude about invading countries that did not attack us?
That doesn't sound like "just war" to me. Too many "Christians"
rally for war and death to their brothers and sisters on this
Denied Elected Delegates, Paul Campaign Files Second Appeal in
Liberty Crier - After being denied by the Committee on Contests
from the Republican National Committee earlier this month, the
Ron Paul campaign has filed a second appeal in Louisiana,
determined to see satisfaction for rule breaking at the state
convention. There is some argument between the establishment GOP
and the Paul faction over how the convention was conducted. A
few days before the state convention, an affidavit and
supplemental rules were distributed to delegates. The delegates
chosen to go to the Republican National Convention (Tampa, FL)
were required to sign an affidavit as a promise to vote for the
candidate that they were bound to via the State Central
YouTube: Judge Napolitano on the 2012 Election, Obamacare,
and The Future of Liberty
Aug 17, 2012 - Reason Magazine's Matt Welch sat down with
Napolitano at FreedomFest 2012 and discussed the ramifications
of the Supreme Court's ruling on the individual mandate and
whether or not there's a substantive difference between Barack
Obama and Mitt Romney from a libertarian perspective.
YouTube: Thousands of Protesters getting ready for RNC
convention in Tampa
Fox News - "You'll see a long line of 5,000 protestors,
something Tampa I don't think has ever seen before," Hamil [a
spokesman for the Coalition to March on the RNC] said. The group
will meet in the park on Monday, August 27th. They plan to hear
from 30 speakers and then by noon, hit the streets.
Tampa Police Department Flexes Its Muscles
List Of Prohibited Items at RNC Convention
Daily Paul - ...CAMCORDERS and cases, large cameras with lens
(over four inches) - does NOT apply to media.... Tripods for
cameras - does not apply to media. Backpacks or carry cases for
binoculars, cameras - does not apply to media.
VIDEO: CNN Censors Richard Belzer
lewrockwell.com - Check out this hilarious account by LRC
contributor David Martin deflating that blowhard Brit Piers
Morgan of CNN by actor/author Richard Belzer discussing his new
book, Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most
Controversial Cover-Ups. In the process he also deliciously
skewers Kochtopus faux “libertarian” humorist P. J. O’Rourke who
was also a guest on the CNN program.
Paul Ryan caught lying about request for millions in Obama's
RT - Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan admitted
he requested federal stimulus money for Wisconsin, after harshly
criticizing the stimulus plan and twice denying to have sought
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General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy, Again
Forbes - Right now, the federal government owns 500,000,000
shares of GM, or about 26% of the company. It would need to get
about $53.00/share for these to break even on the bailout, but
the stock closed at only $20.21/share on Tuesday. This left the
government holding $10.1 billion worth of stock, and sitting on
an unrealized loss of $16.4 billion.
US foreign debt hits record high
RT - The United States might officially be the worst neighbor on
Earth: the US now owes its allies $5.2923 trillion, the most
money the country has ever been indebted to its foreign friends
in the history of the nation. Statistics released this week by
the US Treasury indicate that, as of June 2012, the United
States has borrowed bucks from most of the world’s major
countries and has accumulated a debt that is on the verge of
doubling in only a few short years. As of June, the amount of US
Treasury securities held by foreign holders is close to $5.3
trillion, which includes $1164.3 billion from China and $1119.3
billion from Japan at the top of the list.
Startling Evidence That Central Banks And Wall Street Insiders
Are Rapidly Preparing For Something BIG
Activist Post - If you want to figure out what is going to
happen next in the financial markets, carefully watch what the
insiders are doing. Those that are "connected" have access to
far better sources of information than the rest of us have, and
if they hear that something big is coming up they will often
make very significant moves with their money in anticipation of
what is about to happen.
Fundraising scammers are more common than you think - This
couple milked donors for $800,000 in Japanese tsunami relief
(NaturalNews) A lawsuit has been filed in the New York County
Supreme Court, alleging that a married couple set up a fake
relief fund for survivors of the 2011 Japanese tsunami and used
it to scam donors out of more than $800,000.
Afghan War veterans in danger of mysterious degenerative
RT - Doctors have discovered an incurable brain disease evident
in a large number of soldiers returning from war, and estimate
that as many as 250,000 US troops are at risk of being ravaged
by the disorder next. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy cannot be
diagnosed or adequately treated yet, Col. Dallas Hack of the
Army's Combat Casualty Care Research Program tells the
Huffington Post, and scientists say that they think brain
injuries developed during battle might bring up the likelihood
of CTE occurring, which is characterized by bursts of anger and
depression, and is believed to be able to impact motor skills
VIDEO: This Former Marine Was Picked Up By The FBI Over Facebook
Posts About 9/11
Business Insider - A former U.S. Marine who accused the
government of lying about 9/11 and spoke of “The Revolution” on
Facebook was detained on Friday night, reports Renee Nal of
Gather. According to Brandon Raub's mother, authorities from the
FBI, Secret Service and Chesterfield County PD came to their
door, questioned Raub about his Facebook posts – which are
critical of the official story regarding 9/11 and refer to
"starting a revolution" – then handcuffed him and placed him in
a Chesterfield PD squad car before taking him directly to John
Randolph Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Va.
Northern Calif. fire forces thousands to evacuate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people were told to leave
their homes Sunday as a growing wildfire burning out of control
in thick forest threatened rural communities in far Northern
California. The fire that started Saturday has destroyed seven
homes and consumed nearly 19 square miles near the towns of
Manton, Shingletown and Viola, fire spokesman Daniel Berlant
said. About 3,000 homes spread out across a rural area along the
border of Tehama and Shasta counties were threatened as the fire
continued to expand, he said.
Record-breaking fires put US tourism in the red
RT - American tourism is struggling to stay afloat as raging
wildfires ravage vast amounts of the country's territory.
Record-breaking fires have caused some tourist sites to close
their doors, with some 6.8 million acres having burnt to the
ground.... This year, 42,274 fires have taken their destructive
toll on US land. Outdoor tourist attractions, particularly in
the western part of the country, have seen their number of
visitors dwindle as the phones ring off the hook with
YouTube:"Why in the World are They Spraying?" Full Length
People around the world are noticing that our planet's weather
is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the
long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead
millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering
programs. Could there be a connection between the trails and our
Low vitamin D raises risk of mortality by 30 percent in the
(NaturalNews) The time has come to sound the alarm yet again. A
research team from Oregon State University has found that among
older adults, especially those who are frail, low levels of
vitamin D can lead to a much greater risk of death. The study
considered individuals from a nationally representative group
and determined that adults with low vitamin D levels had a 30
9percent greater risk of death than people who had higher
Melt away health harming belly fat with a nutrient-rich diet
(NaturalNews)TA study at the Reina Sofia University Hospital in
Spain observed a group of overweight individuals who were put on
four different diets for a month. All ate the same amount of
calories per day, but had varying ratios of carbohydrates and
fat. The researchers found that the group who consumed
monounsaturated fats had the best results in losing extra weight
around the midsection - even without exercise. Good sources of
monounsaturated fat include avocados, nuts, seeds and olive oil.
Dark chocolate is also rich in this slimming fat.
To every food there is a season, color, taste, element - Your
organs know this, do you?
(NaturalNews) The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
teaches the Five Element theory, where each element relates to a
season, flavor, color, organ, bodily system and other properties
influencing human life. The body's intuitive knowledge
differentiates between foods not only by their vitamin and
mineral content -- but by their taste and color, and the season
in which they provide their optimal nutritional support. This
instinct affords your body a chance to vary its focus throughout
the seasons, benefiting from specific foods that best support
each organ system.
Lessons from Fukushima - How to deal with radioactive fallout
(NaturalNews) The main cancer risk for anyone in the path of
nuclear fallout is from inhaled uranium oxide and other tiny,
airborne, radioactive particles that lodge deep in the lungs.
These particles eventually lodge in bone, brain, ovaries,
testes, lymph and hormone producing glands. They remain there
for decades while being very slowly excreted in the urine.
Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of free radicals that
wreak havoc in the body and decimates the body's supply of
Cities, counties nationwide begin mass aerial sprayings of toxic
'anti-West Nile Virus' pesticides
(NaturalNews) The mass sprayings, which are ramping up all
across the country, involve blanketing entire areas with
chemicals sprayed via airplanes, a highly controversial protocol
that threatens not only all other insects and animals exposed,
but also humans.... The chemical product being sprayed is known
as Duet, an "advanced dual-action mosquito adulticide" that
contains both sumithrin, the active ingredient in another
mosquito pesticide known as Anvil, and prallethrin. Both
chemicals are known to be highly-toxic neuropoisons that target
not only mosquitoes, but also bees, bats, fish, crickets, and
various other animals and insects
Dear Dallas: no one ever proved West Nile disease exists!
(NaturalNews) Now that Dallas officials have decided West Nile
Disease has killed 14 people in the area and infected 557 more,
the aerial spraying of a pesticide called Duet will begin. The
objective? Wipe out mosquitoes that carry the virus. But here's
the bombshell: there is no evidence that the supposed virus
causing West Nile exists. This means there is no proof West Nile
Magic Molecule – JQ1 – Readies Male Birth Control Pill for
Testing Early 2013
Activist Post - Bradner and Martin Mtzuk published their study
in the journal Cell, writing, “In male studies, JQ1 accomplishes
a complete and reversible contraceptive effect in males without
adversely affecting testosterone levels or mating behaviors and
without promoting obvious [birth defects] in offspring.” They
report that the only known side effect is weight loss.
Meanwhile, women since the 1960s have dealt with a laundry list
of side effects from the pill, which gives us an idea of what we
can expect from the male birth control pill...
Cooking oils 101 - Choosing the best oils for your health
(NaturalNews) Contrary to popular belief, not all fat is bad for
your health. Many fats, in fact, actually promote healthy weight
maintenance and a well-functioning cardiovascular and nervous
system, among many other benefits. But with so much
misinformation out there about the nature of fats and oils, it
can be difficult for many people to make sense of the issue, to
the detriment of their own health.
Eating grapes significantly improves heart health in men with
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Connecticut
have published the result of their research in the Journal of
Nutrition to explain how grape consumption is heart protective
in those high risk individuals diagnosed with metabolic
syndrome. The study team observed a reduction in key risk
factors for heart disease in men with metabolic syndrome, most
notably lowered blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced
VIDEO: Medical support to detainee operations manual reveals new
drugs can be tested on prisoners
Activist Post - A recently revealed document entitled “Medical
Support to Detainee Operations,” originally published in
November 2007 by the United States Army, reveals some quite
disturbing realities of what goes on in detainee operations run
by the U.S. military. For those who are not familiar with
detainee operations or the related “internment/resettlement
operations,” I highly recommend you watch the below video from
May of this year covering the military’s internment/resettlement
Vertigo symptoms traced to inner ear 'rock slides'
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Small, displaced rocks within the
ear have been found to cause dizziness, especially in those who
are above the age of 50. Individuals who have experienced a head
injury or viral infection are also at risk. Specialists who
treat vertigo estimate around 20 percent of all cases are due to
these loose crystals, sometimes referred to as 'ear rocks.'
Instead of surgery, a specific type of physical therapy is
recommended that shifts the rocks from the inner ear and allows
the immune system to clear them away. Homeopathic and herbal
remedies are also effective in reducing the symptoms of vertigo,
including nausea and headache.
VIDEO: Shadowy Hacker Group Takes Down RT Web Servers
Kurt Nimmo - As British police prepared to storm the Ecuadorian
embassy and kidnap Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in violation
of international law, a shadowy hacker group launched a denial
of service attack on Russia Today’s web servers. “An anti-WikiLeaks
group has admitted responsibility for a sustained DDoS attack
that made the Russia Today website intermittently unavailable on
Friday,” John Leyden writes for The Register.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
US ranchers lose hope on drought aid
Press TV - The U.S. Congress has left for a five-week break
without agreeing on aid to help ranchers through one of the
worst droughts in the nation's history. That means it will be
September before ranchers can even hope for disaster aid
legislation that includes cash to buy feed until they would
normally send their cattle to feedlots or slaughter in the fall
or winter. For some, it's already too late. Out of grass and out
of cash, they've sold their animals.
An Alternative to Surgery to Sterilize Male Dogs
An injectable chemical sterilization drug will be available for
use in the U.S. by the end of this year. It is currently
FDA-approved only for dogs from 3 to 10 months, but the
manufacturer believes it will be approved as safe for all dogs 3
months and older by the time it is released. The drug, brand
name Zeuterin, contains zinc gluconate neutralized by arginine.
It acts as a spermicide and causes irreversible fibrosis of the
testicles, which eventually atrophy and shrink in size, but
remain visible.... And while scrotal swelling and tenderness are
common in the first days after injection, a more serious
reaction is the development of scrotal ulcers or draining tracts
in the scrotal or preputial area. The self-trauma that follows
can be severe.
Today in History - Friday - August 17, 2012
1790 - The capital city of the U.S. moved to Philadelphia from New
1815 - Napoleon began serving his exile when he arrived at the
island of St. Helena.
1859 - A hot air balloon was used to carry mail for the first time.
John Wise left Lafayette, IN, for New York City with 100 letters.
1863 - Federal batteries and ships bombarded Fort Sumter in
Charleston, SC, harbor during the Civil War.
1896 - The Klondike gold rush was set off by George Carmack
discovering gold on Rabbit Creek in Alaska.
1903 - Joseph Pulitzer donated a million dollars to Columbia
University. This started the Pulitzer Prizes in his name.
1915 - Charles F. Kettering patented the electric, automobile
1943 - The Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and
British forces entered Messina.
1945 - The nationalists of Indonesia declared their independence
from the Netherlands.
1961 - The Communist East German government completed the
construction of the Berlin Wall.
1977 - Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day
the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had
surpassed the number for any other event in the company's history.
1982 - The U.S. Senate approved an immigration bill that granted
resident status to illegal aliens who had arrived in the
United States before 1977.
1985 - A year-long strike began when 1,400 Geo. A. Hormel and Co.
meat packers walked off the job.
1987 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 2,700 for the
1996 - A military cargo plane crashed in Wyoming killing eight
crewmembers and a Secret Service employee. The plane was carrying
gear for U.S. President Clinton.
1996 - Ross Perot was announced to be the Reform Party's
presidential candidate. It was the party's first-ever candidate.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton admitted to having an improper
relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.
1998 - NationsBank and BankAmerica merge to create the largest U.S.
1998 - Russia devalued the ruble.
2002 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the Charles M. Schulz Museum opened to the
UN monitors quit, saying Syrians choose 'path of war'
Reuters - Syria's government and rebels have "chosen the path of war", a
U.N. peacekeeping chief said as the world body ended its doomed
monitoring mission to Damascus.
Bahraini forces attack al-Quds Day protesters
Press TV - Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked demonstrators who
were staging a protest to mark the international al-Quds Day in support
of the Palestinian resistance against Israel. Protesters in Bahrain took
to streets on Friday to mark the international al-Quds Day. They held
the rallies despite a government ban. People all over the world are
taking part in mass rallies to express their solidarity with the
Palestinian people and commemorate the continuous Zionist occupation of
‘Quds Day will clean Zionist black stain’
Press TV - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the International
Quds Day is the day of unity among all human beings to remove the
Zionist “black stain” from the human society. “Today, countering the
entity of Zionism and the fabricated Zionist regime safeguards rights of
all human beings, defends human dignity and paves the way to save
humankind from arrogance, poverty and misery,” Ahmadinejad said in an
address at the International Quds Day on Friday. The world should know
that most Western hegemonic and colonial powers maintain a joint
commitment to protect the entity of the Israeli regime, he added.
Syrian Rebel Leader Threatens To Form Alliance With Al-Qaeda If West
Doesn’t Provide Arms
Paul Joseph Watson - Syrian rebel commander Abu Ammar has threatened to
form an alliance with Al-Qaeda if the west fails to provide heavy arms
in the effort to topple President Bashar al-Assad. “We don’t want al
Qaeda here, but if nobody else helps us, we will make an alliance with
them,” Ammar, a rebel leader in the city of Aleppo told AFP, adding that
Al-Qaeda fighters would “brainwash” Syrian rebels and create their own
base of operations.
VIDEO: Crash of Black Hawk chopper kills 7 U.S. troops in Afghanistan
LA Times - U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashed in restive Kandahar
province on Thursday, killing seven American troops and four Afghans,
U.S. and Afghan military officials said.
Afghan officials said the crash site was in Shah Wali Kot, a volatile
district where insurgents have long been active. The Afghan dead
included three members of the Afghan security forces and a civilian
interpreter, according to an Afghan provincial spokesman in Kandahar.
The NATO force said the cause of the crash was under investigation, and
was tight-lipped about whether insurgent fire had been reported in the
Families of assassinated Iranian scientists sue Israel, US, UK
hangthebankers.com - Rahim Ahmadi Roshan, father of Iranian scientist
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed in a terrorist attack in January,
told a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, that the families have
asked Iran’s Judiciary to pursue their complaints and bring those
responsible for the assassinations to justice. In November 2011, some US
presidential candidates said operations should be carried out against
Iran, such as assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, sabotage of
Tehran’s nuclear program, and even a military strike on the country.
At least 18 killed as S. African police open fire on thousands of
RT - At least 18 bodies were seen lying bloody and motionless on the
ground after local police opened fire on striking miners, a South
African news agency reports. Some of the protesters were allegedly armed
with machetes and spears. The incident is believed to have occurred
after police, in the process of laying down barricades of barbed wire,
were outflanked by a crowd of 3,000 demonstrators.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: US civil rights groups to appeal FBI spying lawsuit
Press TV - Civil rights groups in the United States have lashed
out at the court ruling which cleared the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) of spying on Muslims... Attorneys of the
civil rights groups Council on American Islamic Relations of
Greater Los Angeles (CAIR-LA) and the American Civil Liberties
Union (ACLU) say the ruling allows the federal government to
escape responsibility for its actions.
Federal government hoarding meat stocks in response to drought -
Food shortages for the rest of us?
(NaturalNews) At least two-thirds of the U.S. is currently
suffering through varying degrees of drought, with the U.S.
Drought Monitor reporting as of August 14 that 63 percent of
hay, 72 percent of cattle, 85 percent of soybean crops, and 85
percent of soybean crops, and 87 percent of corn crops are not
getting the water they need to survive.
South Carolina Mission 2012 Starts Tomorrow: Disaster
Exercise Masquerading as 'Free Healthcare Event'
Activist Post - On the heels of a WMD drill known as Operation
Four Aces being conducted in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
area, the state capital of Columbia is now getting a taste of
the action as well. The difference, however, is that this event
is not specifically centered around a terrorist attack. In fact,
this drill supposedly isn’t even a drill at all. SC Mission 2012
is actually described as “a free healthcare event for people
living in the Midlands” whose mission is to “1) address the
immediate needs of individuals and 2) help place these
individuals in a medical home to receive regular care. Services
include free medical, dental, vision and pharmacy services.”
Pentagon Developing Autonomous Humanoid Robots To “Perform
Steve Watson - The Department of Defense has awarded a lucrative
contract to an engineering and robotics design company to
develop and build humanoid robots that can act intelligently
without supervision. Boston Dynamics Inc. has been contracted by
the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the
agency responsible for the development of new technologies for
use by the military, in a deal worth $10.9 million. The DoD
announced Tuesday that “The robotic platforms will be humanoid,
consisting of two legs, a torso, two arms with hands, a sensor
head and on board computing.”
Police chiefs adopt drone code of conduct
Washington Times - The nation’s police chiefs have adopted a
code of conduct for their use of drones, including letting any
images captured by unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, be open to
inspection by the public, and that the images not be stored
unless they are evidence of a crime or part of an ongoing
investigation.... The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International, the industry trade group, applauded the new
rules, saying they struck a good balance. Here are the eight
operational rules the chiefs recommended...
VIDEO: AZ Gov. Jan Brewer bars public benefits for illegal
Fox News - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order
directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other
public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work
authorizations under a new Obama administration program.
Brewer's order issued Wednesday says she's reaffirming the
intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public
benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.
YouTube: Reality Check: RNC Rules Committee Can't Follow Their
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the RNC rules
committee won't enforce rules for delegates headed to the
Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Complaint filed against GOP State Chairman
coloradostatesman.com - 8/16/2012 - Last Friday, a Republican
National Convention delegate from Denver filed a formal petition
with the national GOP asking that State Republican Party
Chairman Ryan Call be thrown off the convention’s Credentials
Committee, charging that state party rules don’t allow the kind
of election that put Call on the panel. The complaint stirs up
simmering tension in Colorado’s delegation between backers of
presidential candidate Mitt Romney and upstart supporters of
Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who hasn’t conceded the nomination.
40 Facts That Prove Obama And Romney Are The Same Vote
govtslaves.info - What a depressing choice the American people
are being presented with this year. We are at a point in our
history where we desperately need a change of direction in the
White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get
VIDEO: Draft-dodging Mitt Romney fled to France - how a
candidate got out of Vietnam
12160.info - Exclusive: Andrew Longman explains how candidate
got out of Vietnam service. Mitt Romney doesn’t describe himself
as a draft dodger. He does his best to portray an “apple pie and
the flag” image of Americana. He likes to be known as Mr.
Toughguy and a strong-military Republican. And so it may come as
a bit of a shock to the average reader to learn that Romney
wiggled out of the draft during Vietnam. It’s one of the many
concussions from Boston Globe reporters Michael Kranish and
Scott Helman in their new book, “The Real Romney.”
VIDEO: Unbound and loving it! My National Delegate speech!
Daily Paul Aug 15, 2012 - We are now UNBOUND on the first ballot
at the RNC. To celebrate I decided to post my speech from the
2012 Texas Republican convention. This is a recording of the
speech I gave to become the 3rd delegate to the RNC for CD 33.
Rise up and let us have the numbers in Tampa!
Ron Paul Still Mum As His Son Endorses Paul Ryan
US News- The plot thickens for supporters of presidential
candidate Ron Paul. His son, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul,
has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as the
vice presidential nominee, while Ron Paul has stayed mum not
only about Ryan, but about endorsing presumptive GOP
presidential nomine Mitt Romney.
Brilliant! Ron Paul Supporter Owns romneyryan.com - Story Goes
Daily Paul - If you happen to visit RomneyRyan.com, you might
think you have reached a website operated by a Democratic
political action committee, President Barack Obama's re-election
campaign or maybe the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
In reality, the man behind the site, which highlights the
controversy around presumptive Republican presidential nominee
Mitt Romney's tax returns, is an enterprising young supporter of
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
The site is awesome with Ron Paul vids.
Judge Napolitano: November’s choices - tough to support either
Romney-Ryan or Obama-Biden
Fox News - We are in terrible straits this presidential
election. We have a choice between a president who has posed
more of a danger to personal freedom than any in the past 150
years and a Republican team that wants to return to Bush-style
VIDEO: Reality Check: Rep. Paul Ryan = Big Spender?
Daily Paul - Reality Check: Rep. Paul Ryan=big spender? He comes
today to Cincinnati, a look at Ryan's "principle" problem and
Buy local movement is spawning local currencies
endthelie.com - With growing distrust of big banks and the
unstable economy, the buy local movement is gaining more
traction, especially if localities create their own currency.
The concept of printing local currency (in the form of paper
money) is nothing new and is perfectly legal by federal law,
except private coinage is not. In 1991, Ithaca NY started to
experiment with their money called hours. According to author
and founder of Ithaca Hours, Paul Glover, this is how the system
22 Stats That Show How The Emerging One World Economy Is
Absolutely Killing American Workers
Economic Collapse - For decades our politicians have promised us
that the "free trade" agenda would bring us greater prosperity
than ever before. They insisted that merging our economy into
the emerging one world economy would cause millions upon
millions of new jobs to be added to the U.S. economy.
Unfortunately, it was all a giant lie.
The 26 Top CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In
Consumerist - This year's crop of CEOs averaged $20.4 million in
total compensation, a 23% percent increase over the average for
last year's batch of top executives. Meanwhile, the companies
they worked for received an average of a $163 million tax refund
from the federal government. Only a handful of businesses paid
any federal taxes in 2011. "The four most direct tax subsidies
for excessive executive pay cost taxpayers an estimated $14.4
billion per year — $46 for every American man, woman, and
child," writes the IPS. "That amount could also cover the annual
cost of hiring 211,732 elementary-school teachers or creating
241,593 clean-energy jobs."
Despair: 38 US Soldiers Killed Themselves This Month, An All
Army Times - The soldiers included a 21-year-old air traffic
controller who shot himself in his Fort Wainright, Alaska,
barracks; a 26-year-old captain who died at an indoor firing
range in Virginia, and a 29-year-old sergeant who had deployed
four times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Three soldiers died at their
own hands on deployment, and 13 had deployed at least once. But
nine had never seen combat, according to the Army.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Giant Louisiana sinkhole expands to 526-feet and
swallows a BOAT
Daily Mail - A ginormous 400-foot deep sinkhole in Louisiana is
expanding and today swallowed a boat. Two clean-up workers who
were in the boat had to be rescued before they too disappeared
into the watery mass, which today grew by another 50ft,
authorities said. The vessel was tied to a tree on the south
west side of the site as the workers cleaned up diesel in the
VIDEO: Low levels on the Mississippi threatening cargo
business, drinking water
WAFF - ...the Governor of Louisiana has declared a state of
emergency for Plaquemines Parish, near New Orleans. A large
wedge of salt water is moving up the river because of the
extremely low water levels, and it's threatening the area's
drinking water. Plaquemines Parish issued a drinking water
advisory Wednesday to its residents. Several agencies are
providing water to people in the area, while the U.S. Army Corps
is working to stop the salt.
YouTube: Mississippi River Drying Up - Report
The Mississippi river is drying up and some shipping companies
are worried that the drought of 1988 may be repeated, a time
when the river dried up so much that barge traffic came to a
standstill. In 1988 the shipping industry lost $1 billion, a
number that would be far higher in 2012 and could be reached in
as little as three days.
Natural brands betray consumers over GMO labeling: NaturalNews
issues boycott of Kashi, Silk, Larabar and more
(NaturalNews) It's time to defeat evil in the food industry and
stop the vicious betrayal of consumers by so-called "natural"
brands. They're all conspiring right now to funnel millions of
dollars into a disinformation campaign to try to defeat ballot
measure 37, the "GMO labeling" initiative in California...
Effective immediately, NaturalNews is issuing a global boycott
on the following brands..
Wheat-belly' 101 - Five clues that your excess weight is caused
(NaturalNews) Today's wheat is a genetic modification of
horticultural or agricultural specie combining. This genetic
modification is different than laboratory GMO gene splicing.
Nevertheless, the amount of 20th century agricultural genetic
modification has outpaced the human digestive system's ability
to adapt. The result is that even if you are not a celiac
disease sufferer or gluten sensitive, you still could be
suffering from the ill effects of wheat and other grains. Even
organic whole wheat has a high glycemic index (GI), which over
time may increase your glycemic load and create diabetes II.
Home Remedies for Stuffy Nose - How to Clear Nasal Congestion
Natural Society - Awake at 2 a.m., can’t breathe, can’t think
except to wish for an easier and more clear way to breath. While
a number of home remedies for stuffy nose do exist, it may be
beneficial to know why the congestion is happening.... But at
that unholy hour, we don’t care why we can’t breathe; we just
want to know how we can breathe again. Try these natural home
remedies for stuffy nose with ingredients you probably already
have in your kitchen cabinet.
Natural Cannabis found in Marijuana helpful for MS but the
patent is held by U.S. government
(NaturalNews) In the MS study published online on July 12 in the
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Dr. Zajicek
states that overall, progression of disease in this group ...
was less than expected... In other words, cannabis appears to
have slowed the progression of the disease also. This is the
strongest evidence behind using cannabinoids for symptom relief
in MS so far. Oddly enough, the US government holds patents on
the medicinal attributes of marijuana's usage. This is the same
government that denies its citizens the legal right to use
CDC Pushes Flu Vaccine for Children in New Fear-Mongering
Activist Post - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) is pushing parents to vaccinate their children between the
ages of 6 months to 19 years against the flu as the coming flu
season is being touted as the worst year yet.
Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation,
says Oxford professor
Telegraph - Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating
so-called designer babies could be considered a “moral
obligation” as it makes them grow up into “ethically better
children”. The expert in practical ethics said that we should
actively give parents the choice to screen out personality flaws
in their children as it meant they were then less likely to
“harm themselves and others”. The academic, who is also
editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics, made his
comments in an article in the latest edition of Reader’s Digest.
Anonymous calls for shut-down of TrapWire to start this Saturday
RT - While details of a futuristic and frightening global
surveillance network called TrapWire are discovered, members of
the Anonymous collective are calling for people everywhere to
voice their opposition and help end the system, starting this
Warrantless cellphone tracking is legal, federal court rules
MSNBC - This ruling is creating cognitive dissonance among
privacy advocates who note that in January, all nine members of
the Supreme Court held that warrantless GPS tracking is
unconstitutional. In that case, police tracked suspected drug
dealer Antoine Jones for 28 days — without a warrant — via a GPS
device they’d attached to his car.
Facebook stock hits all-time low as insiders get first chance to
CNN Money - Facebook’s life as a public company has been a
nightmare from day one, and the pain continued on Thursday as
some company insiders got their first chance to dump shares.
Facebook stock fell nearly 7% Thursday morning, hitting a new
intra-day low of $19.69. By 11 a.m., shares were holding around
just under $20. About 22 million shares changed hands in the
first 10 minutes, and within the first hour-and-a-half, that
volume soared to 78 million. About 271 million shares are newly
eligible for sale Thursday.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Lemonade and Raw Milk Protest to be Served Near
Activist Post - Washington, DC—On August 18, 2012 a group of
mothers and others, members of the advocacy groups, the
Freedom Riders and
Lemonade Freedom Day, will take their raw
milk and lemonade to the lawn of the US Capitol to celebrate
their right to voluntary exchange. By offering raw milk and
lemonade for sale or barter, which is illegal in many places
including Washington DC, these mothers and other activists risk
criminal charges, and possibly jail.
Virginia vintners taste the police state
Washington Examiner - Fauquier's Board of Supervisors recently
passed a winery ordinance that tramples private property rights
and some fundamental civil liberties.... At the center of all
this is the county zoning administrator, a bureaucratic czar
named Kimberley Johnson, whose bullying and heavy-handed
enforcement tactics have resulted in calls for her dismissal by
county farmers and residents. Johnson was recently the subject
of a citizen-farmer "pitchfork protest" in a matter in which she
fined one farmer for conducting a pumpkin carving and a birthday
party for eight little girls without the proper permit....
Perhaps the most offensive provision of the ordinance authorizes
"private personal gatherings" at wineries. Someone obviously
forgot to tell Fauquier officials that in America, we don't need
government permission for private personal gatherings on our own
The Empowering Truths of Mahatma Gandhi
zengardner.com - “The day the power of love overrules the love
of power, the world will know peace.” [Many have been asking,
"What can I do? How do we respond to this onslaught against
humanity we're witnessing?" Here are some examples of one man's
response, and his profound effect will be forever felt. The
love, the challenge, the embrace. Let them stir your heart and
change your life. Love, Zen]
Today in History - Thursday - August 16, 2012
1777 - During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of
Bennington took place. New England's minutemen routed the British
1812 - Detroit fell to Indian and British troops in the War of 1812.
1829 - The "Siamese twins," Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston,
MA. They had come to the Western world to be exhibited. They were 18
years old and joined at the waist.
1858 - A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to U.S.
President Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln prohibited the Union states from
trading with the states of the Confederacy.
1923 - Carnegie Steel Corporation put into place the eight-hour
workday for its employees.
1930 - The first British Empire Games were held at Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada. The event is now called the British Commonwealth
1937 - Harvard University became the first school to have graduate
courses in traffic engineering and administration.
1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was
claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first
issue came off of the presses.
1960 - Cyprus was granted independence by Britain.
1978 - Xerox was fined for excluding Smith-Corona Mfg. from the
copier market. The fine was $25.6 million.
1984 - The U.S. Jaycees voted to admit women to full membership in
1995 - Voters in Bermuda rejected independence from Great Britain.
1999 - In Russia, Vladimir V. Putin was confirmed as prime minister
by the lower house of parliament.
Spate of terror attacks in Iraq kill eight, wound over 50
RT - A series of blasts and shootings in five Iraqi cities resulted in
at least eight deaths and more than 50 injuries, officials said. The
attacks struck Fallujah, the capital of Baghdad and three other
cities.... The deadly nationwide violence brings the total number killed
in Iraq in August to 153. That number includes 67 security force members
and 86 Iraqi civilians. In July 325 were killed in insurgent attacks,
the highest reported death toll since August 2010.
Tug of war: Retaliatory kidnappings pull Lebanon into Syrian conflict
RT - A Lebanese Shiite clan abducted over 20 Syrians and a Turk in
retaliation for a family member kidnapped by the Free Syrian Army. The
group threatened to capture more citizens from countries allied with
Syrian rebels unless the hostage is released. Hatem al-Mikdad, a senior
member of the clan, threatened to target citizens from Qatar, Saudi
Arabia and Turkey, he said in an address to the Lebanese National News
Latest UN Syria Report on War Crimes Compiled by Washington Think-Tanker
Activist Post - The [UN] report covers the period between Feb. 15 and
July 20 and involved 1,062 interviews, both in the field and in Geneva,"
reported the Washington Post in their article titled, "UN expert panel
concludes Syria regime, militia have committed war crimes against
civilians." The Washington Post also writes that the UN report stated,
"anti-government armed groups committed war crimes, including murder,
extrajudicial killings and torture." The value of a report based on
"interviews" is throwaway propaganda - to be twisted and used by both
sides accordingly, but ultimately adding nothing in terms of documented
facts or forensic, photographic, and/or video evidence.
VIDEO: Ancient olive trees, stolen from Palestinian lands, now decorate
Desert Peace - In this video below, Halper points out several olive
trees, some over 400 years, that he believes were stolen from
Palestinians. The trees would never grow here ordinarily. And he says
that in other cases Israeli soldiers who have removed the trees from
Palestinian villages have sold the trees to the nouveau riche in north
Tel Aviv. These trees were in Palestinian families for 400 years, Halper
says, and provided generations with sustenance. Their removal and
transplanting are part of the “banal” humiliation of Palestinians.
Maharashtra State Revokes Monsanto’s Cotton Seed License
NEW DELHI, India, August 9, 2012 (ENS) – This was a difficult day for
the proponents of genetically modified crops in India. In Parliament,
the Agriculture Committee tabled a report seeking a ban on genetically
modified food crops and a halt to all field trials. And the state of
Maharashtra cancelled Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s license to sell its
genetically modified Bt cotton seeds.
US warns Iran to stay out of Syria
The Australian - Iran's arch-foe, the US accused Tehran yesterday of
setting up a militia in Syria and urged the Islamic republic to stay out
of the conflict. "It is obvious that Iran has been playing a larger role
in Syria in many ways," US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. He said
the US had evidence that Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were "trying
to develop, trying to train a militia within Syria to be able to fight
on behalf of the regime". "We are seeing a growing presence by Iran and
that is of deep concern to us. We do not think that Iran ought to play
that role at this moment in time, that's dangerous ... it's adding to
the killing that's going on in Syria," he said.
VIDEO: Explosion near UN monitors' HQ in Damascus
RT Aug 15, 2012 - Three were wounded when a bomb exploded on Wednesday
10 meters away from the Damas Rose hotel in Damascus, Syria, where UN
monitors are headquartered.... Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s Deputy Foreign
Minister, toured the area of the blast and said that none of the UN
staff was hurt. The explosion occurred as UN humanitarian chief Valerie
Amos was visiting the Syrian capital, but her team is believed to be
headquartered at a different hotel.
attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S.
freebeacon.com - A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with
long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for
several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed
after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. It is
only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has
patrolled so close to U.S. shores. The stealth underwater incursion in
the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made
incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in
June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by
Colonizing Nations 101
Activist Post - Might justifies right. Nations are destroyed to free
them. Code language conceals real motives. Policy involves ravaging the
world one country at a time or in multiples. Nations are destroyed for
their own good. Monied interests alone benefit.
World shipping crisis threatens German dominance as Greeks win long game
Telegraph - Over 100 German ship funds have already shut down as the
long-simmering crisis in global container shipping finally comes to a
head. A further 800 funds are threatened with insolvency, according to
consultants TPW in Hamburg. They are not alone. Britain’s oldest
shipowner, Stephenson Clark, dating back to 1730, went into liquidation
last week, closing the final chapter of Britain’s coal trade and the
World powers eye emergency food meeting; action doubted
Reuters - France, the United States and G20 president Mexico will hold a
conference call at the end of August to consider whether an emergency
international meeting is required, aiming to avoid a repetition of the
food price spike that triggered riots in poorer countries in 2008. Yet
even as the third grain surge in four years stirs new fears about food
supply and inflation, many say the world's powers are no better prepared
to rein in runaway prices.
"Robin hood" Spanish mayor becomes hero for robbing supermarkets
Refreshing News - A Spanish mayor who became a cult hero for staging
robberies at supermarkets and giving stolen groceries to the poor sets
off this week on a three-week march that could embarrass the government
and energize anti-austerity campaigners. Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo,
regional lawmaker and mayor of the town of Marinaleda - population 2,645
- in the southern region of Andalusia, said food stolen last week in the
robberies went to families hit hardest by Spain's economic crisis.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Mexico Purchases 1.5 Million Tons Of Corn From Drought Stricken
The United States announced yesterday that it will sell 1.516
million tons of corn to Mexico, the fourth largest sale of corn
to a foreign country U.S. history.Corn producers and exporters
told the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, that they will
sell Mexico 982,980 tons of corn during the 2012-2013 marketing
year and 533, 400 tons during the 2013-2014 marketing year.
Pentagon confirms X-51A test flight was a failure
RT - The Pentagon revealed on Wednesday that Tuesday’s test run
of the X-51A WaveRider aircraft was unsuccessful.... The
WaveRider was only scheduled to soar for around five minutes,
and the military did not release any official comment on the
status of the exercise until a full day later, only then finally
acknowledging the failure.
YouTube: Reality Check: Obama Administration Refuses To Tell
Judge If NDAA is Being Illegally Enforced?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the fight between a
federal judge and the Obama Administration over the NDAA's
indefinite detention clause.
VIDEO: Feds Crack Down on Police Brutality Nationwide
CBS News - CBS News has learned that Portland is just one of 20
police departments nationwide that the Justice Department has
investigated for civil rights violations in the last year - more
than any time in history.
Arkansas Police Release ‘Suicide’ Reenactment Video Of
Handcuffed Man Who Shot Himself In The Head
Steve Watson - The officers say they found a small, .380 caliber
handgun and a spent cartridge in the backseat next to Carter’s
slumped lifeless body. They claim that the weapon must have been
overlooked when they searched Carter, twice. As part of the
investigation into the death, and perhaps also in response to
claims of foul play, police released a video, depicting several
officers of different heights and builds being cuffed, but still
being able to raise a concealed replica gun to their heads.
DHS Classifies New Ammo Purchases Following Controversy
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security has
redacted information relating to the quantity of bullets it is
buying following a controversy concerning the agency’s purchase
of over a billion rounds of ammo, which many fear is a sign the
federal government is preparing for civil unrest in the United
States. Despite the fact that documents are only supposed to be
redacted if authorized by Congress or for national security
reasons, a solicitation posted on the FedBizOpps website
yesterday concerning ammunition purchases made by the DHS on
behalf of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) contains
numerous blacked out sections.
Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds
Of Hollow Point Bullets
Paul Joseph Watson - UPDATE: DHS Now Covering Up Ammo Purchases?
First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the
Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds
of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations
across the country.... The synopsis to the solicitation adds
that the ammunition is to be shipped to 41 locations within 60
days of purchase. A separate spreadsheet lists those locations,
which include the Social Security headquarters in Baltimore,
Maryland as well as major cities across the country including
Los Angeles, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta,
Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Seattle.
The U.S. government’s coming war with the American people
(NaturalNews) At the same time politicians in Washington are
openly talking about banning online ammo sales to American
citizens, the government itself is arming to the teeth. And not
in a military sense, either: The Department of Homeland Security
is stockpiling insane quantities of anti-personnel
"hollow-point" ammo of all calibers, including #00 tactical
shotgun ammo, anti-personnel pistol rounds and match-grade .308
sniper rounds. As the DHS fights no foreign wars and only has
jurisdiction in the United States, the only purpose of this ammo
can be for use against the American people.
Kucinich Legislation Reins in NATO, Reclaims Constitutional War
Powers of Congress
Activist Post - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is today
urging Members of Congress to support legislation, H.R. 6290, to
prevent future presidents from using the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) to circumvent Congress’ constitutional
authority to declare war.
VIDEO: Dishonorable Disclosures - Intelligence and Special
Operations Forces are Furious
The Trenches - Intelligence and Special Operations forces are
furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in
positions of authority have exploited their service for
political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions
by the Obama Administration and other government officials have
undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special
Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.
Chemical Industry Spent Almost $10 Million Against GMO Labeling
nationofchange.org - Besides the chemical industry, companies
including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle USA, General Mills and
ConAgra are pouring money into defeating the labeling
requirement. If California passes the measure, these companies’
profits could suffer from a warning label driving consumers
The war on chalk
Examiner - On Saturday in Madison, Steve Books, a long-time
Veterans for Peace activist, wrote "This is far, far, far from
over" in chalk on a sidewalk next to the Capitol building. As a
result, he was taken away in handcuffs by Capitol Police and
issued a citation for “conduct otherwise prohibited” under
Wisconsin Administrative Code 2.14 that in Books’ case
carries a fine of $205.05. The response by authorities to Books’
heinous powdery crime is consistent with a nationwide trend that
some are beginning to call “the war on chalking.
Doug Wead: RNC, Ron Paul Delegates Not Welcome in Tampa
Remember all of those hard fought victories? Thousands of people
who gave up their time and money to attend precinct caucuses?
And then faced coordinated attacks at District and County
Conventions, where threatened establishment Party hacks had
hired thugs ready to arrest them? Sometimes the very new Country
Chairman, duly elected to replace them?
Pennsylvania judge upholds law that could ban almost half of
Philadelphia from voting
RT - Supporters claim the strict ID law helps prevent voter
fraud and keeps non-citizens from voting, but it also keeps
eligible citizens without an adequate ID from casting their
ballots. In a 70-page opinion, the judge wrote that opponents of
the new law “did not establish … that disenfranchisement was
immediate or inevitable.” But last month, the Philadelphia City
Paper found that 1,636,168 of the state’s voters might not have
valid IDs to partake in the election, and almost half of
Philadelphia voters might be banned from voting.
YouTube: Reality Check: Is Rep. Paul Ryan Actually A Big
Spender? His “Principle” Problem
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at Wisconsin Congressman
Paul Ryan's spending record during his seven terms in office.
What Did Rand Paul Gain?
Daily Bell - Mitt Romney has picked the youthful warmonger Paul
Ryan to be his running mate. From my point of view, this leaves
the junior senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, standing near the
altar like a jilted bridesmaid. Not a very pretty picture. And
now what has Rand Paul got?
RNC ‘Committee on Challenges’ ignores the will of Massachusetts
voters. MA Liberty Caucus Objects!
malibertycaucus.com - This flagrant violation of the foundation
of American Democracy has not killed the spirit of Liberty, but
rather strengthened the resolve of activists to continue to
reform the Massachusetts Republican Party, by actively
supporting the removal of leadership that undermines fair
elections, promotes cronyism, and whose policy positions clearly
infringe on personal liberty.
Media Admits "Romney's Greatest Fear" is Ron Paul Nomination
hubpages.com - Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton told the
Tampa Tribune reporter that "Dr. Paul will not seek to be
nominated from the floor," language which is often intended to
deflect speculation as to a candidate's intentions, without
committing to a course. Moreover, a recent email to Paul
supporters from the campaign indicates that Dr. Paul is still
very much in the race, saying: "Ron Paul’s number-one goal for
the RNC is making sure his delegates and alternates who deserve
to be seated in Tampa are credentialed." This does not sound
like the urging of someone who does not seek the nomination.
Pat Buchanan Glowingly Endorses Romney's Neocon VP Pick
Daily Paul - Maybe Pat wants a job with Fox News? He seems just
as excited about this pick as William Kristol. "...Romney is
owed a debt for choosing a man of principles and conservative
philosophy as a running mate, thereby giving this country a
clear choice as to the future it wants to live in..."
NEWS: Paul Festival is officially changing its name!
Daily Paul - They are now called P.A.U.L. Festival which stands
for "People Awakening and Uniting for Liberty" "We love Ron
Paul, he is the inspiration for the Festival. We would give
anything to have him speak or visit the Festival. For whatever
reason he has decided against it. We did not seek his approval,
or ask him to sanction this event, we just DID IT. Being the
LIBERTARIAN MINDED PEOPLE we are, we did not ask for permission.
To Protect Ethanol, Obama Seeks to Inflate Meat Prices
A drought is currently driving down corn production. The
shortage of feed is forcing livestock producers to slaughter
animals early, putting downward pressure on meat prices in the
short run and guaranteeing shortages and higher prices next
year. But nature is not the biggest factor in this crisis -- the
government is. Specifically, the federal government's ethanol
mandate, which requires that 13.2 billion gallons of corn-based
ethanol be produced in 2012. Thanks to the ethanol mandate, more
than 40 percent of the nation's corn crop now goes into the
production of a useless fuel that hardly anyone would buy if the
government didn't require it.
Taxpayers Fund $454,000 Pay for Collector Chasing Student Loans
800notes.com - The growing number of ex-students overwhelmed
with student-loan debt might want to consider a career switch
and become a collector of overdue student loans. Sadly, it's no
joke. As Bloomberg explains, one such collector made $454,000 in
a single year, most of it in bonuses for getting people to pay
up. His boss, the CEO of Educational Credit Management Corp.,
makes than more than $1 million in salary, along with some sweet
Solyndra Bankruptcy: Solar Panel Company Won't Pay Back Most Of
Its $527 Million Government Loan
Huffington Post - Solyndra's not going to pay back the better
part of its loans, which is bad news for its investors -- better
known as U.S. taxpayers. Solyndra, the solar panel company that
famously filed for bankruptcy last September, will only be
paying back about $24 million of the $527 million loaned to it
by the U.S. government, according to Dow Jones reports. The
company will also repay at least half of a $70 million
investment from private equity firms, but much of a separate $1
billion investment from the private equity industry won't be
Ann Barnhardt: Get your money out of the financial system or it
will be stolen from you!
SilverDoctors - The Doc sat down with Ann Barnhardt of the
former Barnhardt Capital Management Tuesday night for an
exclusive interview discussing the shocking precedent set by the
7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last Friday that
Sentinel’s use of $500 million segregated client funds to secure
a loan from the Bank of NY Melon for it’s prop trading desk is
not fraudulent but is rather perfectly legal.... Barnhardt tells
readers ‘You have got to get your money out of the financial
system! Not just the futures markets, but the entire thing!
Stocks, 401k, IRA.
Price of Ground Beef Hits Record High
CNS News - The average price of ground beef hit a record high in
the United States in July, according to data released Wednesday
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS has been tracking the
average price of a pound of 100% ground beef since 1984. In
July, it cost $3.085, up from $3.007 in June. Prior to June, the
average cost of 100% ground beef in the United States had never
Wayne County to hold its biggest foreclosure auction ever
Detroit News - A record 22,504 properties are going up for
auction next month in Wayne County because of nonpayment of
taxes, further evidence of the real-estate crash whose
aftershocks still reverberate. The foreclosures are up 57
percent from 14,290 last year, and officials with nonprofit
agencies working to keep residents in homes say they're
bombarded with pleas for help. The vast majority of the
properties, 20,040, are in Detroit.... In the past three years,
the county has foreclosed on nearly 50,000 properties. The city
of Detroit contains about 387,000 parcels.
Global power grid failures being used to push smart grids
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) India's recent massive power grid
failure - the largest in history which left some 670 million
people without power - has renewed calls for so-called smart
grids in the United States, as some analysts have questioned
whether a similar event could occur in North America.
Biofuel scammer used government credit money to purchase Patton
(NaturalNews) What would you do to obtain a piece of U.S.
military history? If you're Jeffrey David Gunselman, you might
resort to defrauding the government. According to court records,
Gunselman - CEO of Absolute Fuel, a biodiesel fuel company - has
been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for lying about
producing bio-diesel fuel and selling the resulting renewable
fuel credits for $41.7 million, using some of those proceeds to
buy a Patton tank.
The Mississippi River Is Drying Up
The Economic Collapse - The worst drought in more than 50 years
is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River. The
Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it
keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all
river traffic could get shut down. And considering the fact that
approximately 60 percent of our grain, 22 percent of our oil and
natural gas, and and one-fifth of our coal travel down the
Mississippi River, that would be absolutely crippling for our
economy. It has been estimated that if all Mississippi River
traffic was stopped that it would cost the U.S. economy 300
million dollars a day.
Wells go dry across rural U.S.
azcentral.com - No one tracks the number of wells that go dry,
but state and local governments and well diggers and water
haulers report many more dead wells than in a typical summer
across a wide swath of the Midwest. It's not unusual for rural
wells to stop producing toward the end of a hot summer. But this
year is different. Some of the same wells that are known to run
dry in August or September instead ran out in June.
No yolk: eating the whole egg as dangerous as smoking?
LA Times - Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg
omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not
so bad for you, here comes a study warning that for those over
40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the
thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette
* Related Article:
Myth Busted: Eating Eggs Has Virtually No Effect on Cholesterol
New research - Morgellons proven to be a real disease
(NaturalNews) Following up from the CDC study, in January of
2012, new independent research just published in the Journal of
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Research found that
Morgellons is in fact a real disease (8). Based on extensive
physical, microscopic and fluorescence examination of skin,
hair, tissues, calluses, etc. of three Morgellons sufferers, the
researchers reported several interesting findings.... The
researchers concluded that the fibers "are clearly biological in
nature and are not implanted textile fibers." It may be probable
to assume that since these fibers under the microscope which
contain floral and root-like structures that the origin may be
via a cross contamination of DNA from plants and humans by way
Does Potassium Lower Blood Pressure?
Natural Society - Potassium has several functions in the body,
aiding with the proper workings of the heart, kidneys, nerves,
muscles and the digestive system. A lack of potassium can
manifest itself in many ways, including high blood pressure.
Researchers have looked at the connection between high blood
pressure and potassium for decades, determining that simply
increasing your potassium intake while lowering your sodium
intake is enough to get your blood pressure back under control.
Rosemary - Boost your memory with this nutritional powerhouse
and super antioxidant
(NaturalNews) One of rosemary's most powerful medicinal
functions is its ability to prevent malignant mutations of human
DNA, particularly in the liver and bronchial cells, which in
turn helps to prevent the development of cancer cells and
tumors. Because it is also rich in free radical-fighting
antioxidants, rosemary can effectively protect cell membranes
from being damaged, as well as protect brain cells from
destruction. As far as brain function and memory are concerned,
rosemary has a stimulating effect on the mind in that it
promotes healthy blood flow to brain tissue, and cleanses blood
all along the way.
Texas declares emergency due to West Nile virus outbreak
RT - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings expressed concern over his
state’s unusually high infection rate. More than 200 disease
infections occurred in Dallas County. In Texas, there were 381
cases and 16 deaths related to West Nile Virus – more than half
of which occurred in Dallas County, ABC News reports. The mayor
on Wednesday authorized the first aerial spraying of insecticide
from planes in more than 45 years, in an attempt to battle the
deadly insects. The spraying will cost the government’s
emergency fund $500,000.
Prescription drugs cause nutrient depletion
(NaturalNews) Being aware of what is being depleted by the
prescription you are taking can help you to choose what to
supplement with. Vitamins and minerals are vital for the
everyday cellular processes in your body; inadequate amounts may
lead to decreased immunity, digestive issues and much more....
elow are a few examples of some commonly prescribed drugs and a
list of the nutrients that are automatically depleted.
Xenobiotics/Xenoestrogens – Get Rid of These for Your Health!
lewrockwell.com - Xenobiotics and Xenoestrogens are chemicals in
our environment and in our food supply that have a hormone-like
activity.... Nearly all xenobiotics are derived from a petroleum
source. They are found in literally thousands of products that
we use everyday. These products include plastics, microchips,
medicines, foods, soaps, lotions, clothing, pesticides,
herbicides, cleansers, etc..... Be aware that cooking in
plastics increases leaching of the harmful chemicals into your
food. A recent study showed that microwaving with plastic wrap
caused levels 10,000,000 times greater than the FDA acceptable
level of the known carcinogen DEHA. This same study also
revealed increases in food levels of xenoestrogens.
J&J removing harsh chemicals from products by 2015
omaha.com - Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially
cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its
adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2
years.... The company told The Associated Press in an exclusive
interview Tuesday that it remains on track to have baby
products, including its Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo,
reformulated with safer ingredients by the end of 2013. Adult
products will be reformulated by the end of 2015.
'Kraut and Cottage Food Laws
Mother Earth News - One woman selling her homemade sauerkraut
fought against the regulations at her county's health department
regarding cottage food laws, which can prevent small-time
producers from distributing their foods to the public.
20 Crops That Keep and How to Store Them
Mother Earth News - Read these detailed instructions for food
storage, including curing and storing onions, potatoes, leeks,
cabbage, apples, squash and other produce that will last all
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Easy tips for growing superfoods in your home garden
(NaturalNews) The superfood designation has been applied mostly
to exotic food sources that contain very little bulk, few
calories, but are high in nutritional value. Many of them, for
example, chlorella or spirulina, are beyond home gardening
capacity.... There are three ingredients you can grow in a
private garden that are useful for juicing. They are carrots,
kale, and cilantro. These three combined as a juice can offer a
bundle of health benefits with lots of intact enzymes and
nutrients in an easily assimilated liquid form.
Today in History - Wednesday - August 15, 2012
1877 - Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company
in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, "hello" would be
a more appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the
1911 - The product Crisco was introduced by Procter & Gamble
1914 - The Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic
as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
1918 - Diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia were severed.
1935 - Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in an airplane crash
in near Point Barrow, AK.
1944 - The Allied forces of World War II landed in southern France.
1945 - The Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after Japan agreed to
1947 - India became independent from Britain and was divided into
the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British
about 200 years.
1948 - The Republic of Korea was proclaimed.
1948 - CBS-TV inaugurated the first nightly news broadcast with
anchorman Douglas Edwards.
1949 - In San Francisco, a stunt leap off the Golden Gate Bridge was
performed for the first time.
1961 - East German workers began construction of the Berlin Wall.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages,
rents and prices.
1983 - Six-month-old Lisa Harap of Queens Village, NY became the
youngest identifiable living person to appear on a cover of "TIME"
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved a package of economic sanctions
against South Africa. The ban included the importing of steel,
uranium, textiles, coal, and produce from South Africa.
1992 - Vietnam blamed Hollywood for creating the "myth" concerning
the issue of U.S. servicemen still being held prisoner in Indochina.
1994 - The U.S. Social Security Administration became an independent
government agency. It had been a part of the Department of Health
and Human Services agency.
1997 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to prosecute FBI
officials in connection with the deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in
Idaho. The investigation dealt with an alleged cover-up.
2000 - A group of 100 people from North Korea arrived in South Korea
for temporary reunions with relatives they had not seen for half a
century. Also, a group of 100 South Koreans visited the North.
2001 - Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system
outside our own. They had discovered two planets orbiting a star in
the Big Dipper.
Afghan Taliban attack US base in Khost
Press TV - Afghan Taliban say they have attacked a US military base in
Afghanistan’s eastern city of Khost as foreign forces are suffering more
casualties in the war-torn country. The high number of military
casualties in Afghanistan has intensified opposition in the United
States and other members of the Western military alliance against the
protracted war in the country.
Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of
about 130,000 US-led forces in the country.
Libyan Terrorists Are Invading Syria
Activist Post August 14, 2012 - US, British, NATO, and GCC are arming
and funding the foreign invasion of Syria - Western media providing
increasingly tenuous "revolutionary" cover. Reuters today provides us
with a spectacularly contradictory headline in their report, "Libyan
fighters join Syrian revolt." Obviously foreign fighters from Libya,
raiding cities, attacking government and civilian targets, and
attempting to subvert and overthrow the sovereign government of Syria is
not a "revolt." It is an invasion.
Israel has not decided on Iran strike, cannot deliver knockout punch
alone, top US defense officials say
timesofisrael.com - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin
Dempsey express doubts that Israel can or will launch solo campaign
against nuclear sites. Two top American defense officials spoke out
against possible Israeli plans to strike Iranian nuclear sites Tuesday,
as the US ramps up efforts to hold Jerusalem back from launching a
unilateral campaign. Speaking to reporters from the Pentagon, US Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta said he did not believe Israel had yet made a
decision on whether or not to embark on a military campaign.
Netanyahu: Iran's Nukes 'Dwarf' Other Threats
Newser - Syria descending into civil war, the Arab Spring, instability
in Egypt—the Middle East is full of uncertainties that threaten Israel,
but all of them are "dwarfed" by Iran's nuclear threat, said Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night, reports Reuters.
Netanyahu's comments were broadcast live by Israel's media, and
published in both right- and left-wing newspapers, as debate grows in
Israel over whether the country needs to go to war with Iran. "I say
again that Iran must not be permitted to obtain nuclear weapons,"
Another large quake hits NW Iran
Press TV - An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has struck
the Iranian province of East Azarbaijan, just three days after two
powerful earthquakes killed 306 people and injuring over 3,000 in the
northwestern province.... There have been no deaths and no injuries
reported so far.
China Launching Gold Backed Global Currency!
Before It's News - There can be no doubt that the US dollar will soon be
history. China is recasting all of their gold reserves into small one
kilo bars in order to issue a new ‘gold backed’ global currency. This is
surely a strategic part of their recent push to sign new trade
agreements with Russia, Japan, Chile, Brazil, India, and Iran. The cat
is now out of the bag, the US will be given the ‘bums rush’ by the
largest trading nations in the world and the dollar will go down in
flames. GATA now estimates that 80% of the gold that investors believe
they have in allocated accounts is long gone, the majority of it
probably wound up in China.
Another blast hits Afghanistan, brings total death toll to at least 46
RT - An explosion in the country's north has killed 10 people. Earlier,
multiple suicide bombings in the southwestern province of Nimroz left at
least 36 people dead, and injured over a 100 others. Police said a
motorcycle bomb outside a crowded bazaar in northern Afghanistan has
killed at least 10 people, including several children. The blast brought
the death toll to at least 46 in a bloody day for the war-torn country,
after as many as 14 suicide bombers were involved in attacks in the
southwestern city of Zaranj.
Former Syria PM: Assad controls only 30% of country
Reuters - Riyad Hijab told a news conference in Jordan that the morale
of Syrian authorities was low after grappling for 17 months to crush a
popular uprising and an armed insurgency against Assad. “The regime is
collapsing, spiritually and financially, as it escalates militarily,” he
said. “It no longer controls more than 30 percent of Syrian territory.”
Hijab, a Sunni Muslim, was not in Assad’s inner circle. But as the most
senior civilian official to defect, his flight after two months in the
job looked embarrassing for the president.
British Bank in $340 Million Settlement for Laundering
NY Times - Standard Chartered, the British bank, has agreed to pay New
York’s top banking regulator $340 million to settle claims that it
laundered hundreds of billions of dollars in tainted money for Iran and
lied to regulators. The agreement is a victory for Benjamin M. Lawsky
and his 10-month old agency, the New York Department of Financial
Services, which took on the bank alone in charging that it schemed for
nearly a decade with Iran to hide from regulators 60,000 transactions
worth $250 billion.
Chinese companies pull out of US stock markets
AP - Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares on
Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and pulling out of
U.S. exchanges.... The withdrawals follow accusations of improper
accounting by some companies and a deadlock between Beijing and
Washington over whether U.S. regulators can oversee their China-based
auditors. Some Chinese companies say they are pulling out of U.S.
markets because a low share price fails to reflect the strength of their
business. Withdrawing also eliminates the cost of complying with
American financial reporting rules.
Fukushima mutant butterflies spark fear of effect on humans
RT - Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of
butterflies living near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The
gruesome discovery has led scientists to fear that the leaking radiation
could affect other species.... To make sure the mutations were caused by
radiation and not some other factor, researchers collected butterflies
from unaffected regions of the country, and observed similar results
after giving them low-dose exposures of radiation.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Mainstream Doctors Say Supporting the 2nd Amendment is a Mental
Activist Post - The medical industry in conjunction with Big
Pharma wants to classify the right to keep and bear arms as a
mental disorder in another power grab to circumvent and
eventually destroy our Constitutional 2nd Amendment.... Daniel
Webster, co-director of the anti-firearm John Hopkins Center for
Gun Policy and Research, asserts that "gun ownership—a precursor
to gun violence—can spread 'much like an infectious disease'"
and wants healthcare professionals to have influence over
whether or not American citizens are legally allowed to possess
firearms. Webster would like to see Obamacare have ultimate
control of the classification of mental states with regard to
purchasing and obtaining FBI clearance for a gun.
VIDEO: Philadelphia woman faces $600-a-day fine for feeding
needy neighborhood kids
Fox News - A Pennsylvania woman who offers free lunch every day
to low-income children in her neighborhood faces a $600-a-day
fine next summer if she continues because she did not clear the
food giveaway with township officials. Angela Prattis donates
her time to distribute the meals — supplied by the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia — and adheres to strict paperwork, like filling
out weekly reports and being visited bi-weekly from a state
worker, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.
Over Atlantic in an hour? Pentagon to test hypersonic X-51A
WaveRider aircraft (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - The Pentagon knows that, sometimes, time really is of the
essence. That’s why they are throwing their weight behind a new
aircraft — one capable of traveling five times the speed of
sound for minutes on end — scheduled for testing this week.
TSA ‘chat-downs’ investigated at Boston’s Logan airport
USA Today - The Department of Homeland Security is investigating
complaints from airport security officers that the “chat-down”
program at Boston’s Logan airport has become a magnet for racial
profiling. The Transportation Security Administration said
Monday that the department’s inspector general will examine the
complaints that Middle Easterners, Hispanics and blacks have
been targeted in the program. The New York Times reported Sunday
that 32 TSA officers at Logan made the complaints.
'Black box' standards coming for cars
The Hill - New federal standards for "black boxes" that record
information leading up to auto accidents will will take effect
Sept. 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
ruled on Tuesday.... The federal standards will apply only to
cars that are voluntarily outfitted with event data recorders (EDRs),
also known as black boxes. But while the government does not yet
require all cars to have black boxes installed, NHTSA is still
thought to be considering a federal mandate as a next step,
possibly this year.
Ryan: GOP ticket to wait to disclose tax specifics
bradenton.com - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan
says he and Mitt Romney will wait until after they're elected to
disclose what tax loopholes they plan to get rid of.
Chinese companies pull out of US stock markets
Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares
on Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and
pulling out of U.S. exchanges.
'I'm sick to my stomach': anger grows in Illinois at Bain's
latest outsourcing plan
Guardian - The Sensata plant in Freeport is profitable and
competitive, but its majority owner, Bain Capital, has decided
to ship jobs to China – and forced workers to train their
overseas replacements.... Workers at the plant have appealed to
Bain and Romney to save their plant.... It's a surreal
experience, they say. For months they have watched their plant
being dismantled and shipped to China, piece by piece, as they
show teams of Chinese workers how to do the jobs they have
dedicated their lives to.
Factory owners: Federal prisoners stealing our business
CNN Money - Just hearing the word Unicor is enough to make Kurt
Wilson see red. Unicor is a government-run enterprise that
employs over 13,000 inmates — at wages as low as 23 cents an
hour — to make goods for the Pentagon and other federal
agencies.... Wilson has been competing with Unicor for 20 years.
He’s an executive at American Apparel Inc., an Alabama company
that makes military uniforms. (It is not affiliated with the
international retailer of the same name.) He has gone
head-to-head with Unicor on just about every product his company
makes — and said he has laid off 150 people over the years as a
You Will Not Believe What Some People Are Willing To Do For A
Paycheck These Days
The Economic Collapse - It is absolutely amazing what some
people will do to make a living in this economy. Desperate times
call for desperate measures, and we have not seen this kind of
desperation for jobs in America since the Great Depression of
YouTube: Banks fraudulently foreclose on millions of Americans
RT - Florida will be one of the battleground states in the
upcoming presidential election. Apart from having a large number
of seniors who are concerned about issues like Medicare and
taxes, the state also has one of the highest percentages of home
foreclosures, falling only after California. Lisa Epstein who is
running for clerk of courts in Palm Beach County, Florida shares
her first-hand experience with RT's Kristine Frazao.
VIDEO: Chris Whalen: 'Bank Of America Will Split And Merrill
Lynch Will Have $30 Billion+ Of Litigation Exposure For The
Mortgage Mess, Just By Themselves'
Daily Bail - Yesterday, banking analyst Chris Whalen on fox with
Melissa Francis... "The big banks will split and NOT because of
YouTube: Dutchsinse Explains Louisiana Sinkholes
Bayou Corne Louisiana has experienced a series of events which
'professionals' are having a hard time explaining --- or at
least the pros are finding it to be an inconvenient time to
offer an explanation as to what is going on.
Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole Raises Concerns of Explosions and
ABC News - A nearly 400-foot deep sinkhole in Louisiana has
swallowed all of the trees in its area and enacted a mandatory
evacuation order for about 150 residences for fear of potential
radiation and explosions. The 400-square-foot gaping hole is in
Assumption Parish, La., about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge.
Drought Rises in Historical Rankings
weather.com - The 2012 drought disaster continued to expand and
deepen in July, placing it among the six largest droughts in
modern record keeping, according to a monthly drought report to
be released Wednesday by the National Climatic Data Center.
VIDEO: Lightning Rips 25' Trench Through Backyard and into Mass.
CBS News - Lightning struck a tree in Foxboro and traveled to a
nearby home. Beth Germano reports.
About that bone scan and the meds that follow…
(NaturalNews) Bone scans can be useful to find out bone density
status, but most MD's use bone scans to sell more bone scans and
bone meds. Oh sure, they can tell you that your bones are thin
with their technology, but what happens after the diagnosis is a
real problem... Long-term use of bone meds like Actonel, Boniva,
Fosamax and Reclast have been linked to femur fractures. One
study found bones on these meds turning brittle at four years.
Two studies found an increased risk of fracture at five years on
these meds in healthy, active women. These bad drugs are linked
to esophageal cancer, necrosis of the jaw, heartburn, abdominal
pain, fever, bone and muscle pain, low energy and low levels of
calcium in the blood.
Triclosan ingredient in hundreds of household products 'causes
Daily Mail - A chemical commonly used in lipsticks, face washes
and toothpaste may cause heart and muscle problems, according to
scientists. They found triclosan... can hinder the process by
which muscles, including the heart, receive signals from the
brain. In tests on mice, they noted a ‘dramatic’ 25 per cent
reduction in heart function within 20 minutes of exposure, and
warned there is ‘strong evidence’ it could affect human
health.... Scientists had thought that the chemical... was
metabolised quickly by the body without harmful effects.
However, the researchers at the University of California say it
may remain active and be transported to organs, causing damage.
Eli Lilly admits to more than $200 million dollars worth of
(NaturalNews) Prozac. Cialis. Cymbalta. If you have a television
or read magazines, you've heard of their drugs. Eli Lilly, out
of Indiana, makes billions of dollars every year off the sale of
their patented chemicals, which are used to suppress the
symptoms of disease in the human body. Founded by a chemist in
the late 19th century; today the pharmaceutical giant has
offices in 18 countries, and its products are sold in 125
countries, with revenues exceeding $20 billion annually.
The most damning vaccination study not publically disclosed to
(NaturalNews) There have been reports from epidemiological
studies confirming suspicions that those who are vaccinated
often don't do as well with long-term health as those who are
Brain Development Damaged by C-Section Deliveries: PLoS Study
Gaia Health - How many mothers-to-be are told by their doctors
that they must accede to a caesarian section, delivery by
surgery, because their babies are “in distress”? In this age of
technical births, it’s become quite routine.... When babies are
delivered by C-section, they are unable to develop enough of a
natural protein that’s required for optimal brain development,
specifically growth of neurons and connections in the
hippocampus, the brain area involved in learning and memory. In
other words, babies born unnaturally by C-section lose some of
their intelligence. Their life options are decreased.
The Great Diet for Healthy Hair – Top 7 Foods, Vitamins, and
Natural Society - Overall good health and well-regulated
hormones lead to thick, shiny hair. When you eat an optimal diet
of natural foods and minimal additives, preservatives, and
artificial colors and flavors, you will see healthier hair. It’s
pretty simple to see how a diet for healthy hair really can
work. But what herbs, vitamins, and foods in particular can
improve the condition of your hair?
TrapWire investigation links transit systems and Anonymizer in
global surveillance network
RT - The facts behind TrapWire continue to surface in the days
since WikiLeaks exposed the state-of-the-art surveillance
system, but minute-by-minute more is being revealed about not
just the scary intelligence infrastructure but its questionable
Mars Curiosity under hacker attack?
RT - Either hackers are considering making Mars their own or
else the FBI is engaged in perhaps their most far-fetched
entrapment operation yet. A request has reportedly been made
over the Web for help in hacking NASA’s Curiosity rover.
VIDEO: 'Facedeals’ scans your face to customize deals
Adan Salazar - “Check in with your face” is the motto a U.S.
marketing company is using to preface its new face scan
deal-linking technology. Redpepper, out of Nashville, TN, has
developed technology that says it will save you money, however,
the methods engaged are much more intrusive than your standard
grocery store coupon. The process starts when a “Facedeals”
camera, mounted at a venue’s front door, scans and matches your
face’s likeness to your Facebook profile, generating customized
deals for your area according to your “likes.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Good News! Judge Halts Plan for Soccer Fields on Potomac Organic
Potomac.Patch - A Circuit Court judge Tuesday nullified a lease
agreement between Montgomery County and Montgomery County Public
Schools that would give the county the right to build soccer
fields on an organic farm in Potomac.... Circuit Court Judge
Robert Greenburg today granted a stay, halting plans for
Montgomery County to take back organic farmer Nick Maravell's
farm on the land, as appeals of school board decisions play out.
The decision came hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a
statement on the controversy in favor of the organic farm.
Related ABC News video/article.
Action Alert: Agent Orange Soy: Just Another Day at USDA
ANH - Dow AgroSciences has petitioned USDA for the deregulation
of a new genetically engineered soybean seed that is resistant
to the same infamous herbicide. Agent Orange, you may recall,
was used in Vietnam as chemical warfare.... This poison has been
shown to get into drinking water, and has a tendency to drift up
to 100 miles on the breeze. It has been shown to cause non-Hodgkins
lymphoma and to act as an endocrine disruptor. It is
carcinogenic, a neurotoxin, causes liver and kidney damage, and
produces birth defects. Nor is there any research on how 2,4-D
and glyphosate affect human and wildlife health in combination.
Register Your Business, Your Car, Your Gun, Your Child, Your
Life, and Your … Garden?
Lew Rockwell Blog - In the city ghettos, the police state has
always resorted to giving away gift cards for athletic shoes –
such as at Footlocker – in exchange for local folks turning in a
gun.... There is a program in Utah that has an eerily similar
hook to the athletic shoe scheme – register your garden and you
can win a chintzy prize. The program is called the Utah Garden
Challenge. The “challenge” is a data mining scam, and
consequently, it is a registration disguised as a warm-and-fuzzy
happy hour for good little folks who grow a cucumber and spin a
hoe in the dirt every now and then.
See this YouTube; it’s legit.
The Politics of Chinese Imported Jerky Dog Treats
Susan Thixton - For more than seven years, chicken jerky treats
imported from China have been linked to death and serious
illness in an unknown number of dogs on two continents - the
U.S. and Australia. The FDA recently provided more reports of
pet illness and death believed to be related to the treats, but
the cause of so much pet illness and death has yet to be
discovered.... A few days ago, the FDA did a "data dump" of
jerky treat consumer complaints. Blogger and Food Safety
Activist Phyllis Entis states "What can we learn from this list
of 171 consumer complaints? We can read about the pain and
suffering - human as well as animal - that the mysterious jerky
treat problem has caused."
YouTube: Kung Fu Rooster and Black Cat
Today in History - Tuesday - August 14, 2012
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tunis was signed on board
the USS Constitution.
1848 - The Oregon Territory was established.
1873 - "Field and Stream" magazine published its first issue.
1880 - The Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany was completed after
632 years of rebuilding.
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
1900 - An international force, consisting of eight nations, lifted
the siege of Peking. It was an end to the Boxer Rebellion, which was
aimed at purging China of foreigners.
1917 - China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I.
1919 - About 1 million tons of ice and rock broke off of a glacier
near Mont Blanc, France. Nine people were killed in the incident.
1935 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social
Security Act into law. The act created unemployment insurance and
pension plans for the elderly.
1941 - The U.S. Congress appropriated the funds to construct the
Pentagon (approximately $83 million). The building was the new home
of the U.S. War Department.
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.
1969 - British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in
sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1973 - The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ended. The halt marked the
official end to 12 years of combat in Indochina by the U.S.
1980 - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was
1986 - U.S. officials announced that a U.S. Drug Enforcement agent
had been abducted, interrogated and tortured by Mexican police.
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
1995 - Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet in the history
of The Citadel, South Carolina's state military college. She quit
the school less than a week later.
1998 - A U.S. federal appeals court in Richmond, VA, ruled that the
Food and Drug Administration had no authority to regulate tobacco.
The FDA had established rules to make it harder for minors to buy
2000 - Valujet was ordered to pay $11 million in fines and
restitution for hazardous waste violations in the crash that killed
110 people in 1996.
Iran condemns assassination of Syrian journalist by insurgents
Syria’s state news agency, Sana, reported on August 12 that a Syrian
journalist had been killed in Damascus. Sana said its reporter, Ali
Abbas, was killed at his residence in the Jdaidet Artouz area, blaming
an "armed terrorist group." No further details were given regarding the
VIDEO: I was ‘in all ways’ tortured in US jail: Iran citizen
Press TV - “They put me in prison; the first 18 months were horrible
because I was in all ways tortured. Physically, not beating me but
keeping me for 18 hours in a freezing cell all in chains, chains around
my waist and my hands and my feet. And they always put the chains and
handcuffs in a way that my skin would come off,” Shahrzad Mir-Qolikhan
told Press TV after her arrival in Tehran from Oman on Sunday night.
Total assault on medical free speech as British authorities threaten
vaccine-autism website over its content
(NaturalNews) A U.K. group devoted to helping parents customize
appropriate vaccination schedules for their children has been targeted
by British authorities for posting scientifically-backed warnings about
the dangers of the combination measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, also
known as MMR. BBC News reports that BabyJabs.co.uk has been ordered by
the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to pull information
from its website that merely explains the known scientific links between
MMR and autism.
(Major) Earthquakes list August 14, 2012 – Massive very deep earthquake
in the sea of Okhotsk (Japan – Russia)
earthquake-report.com - A Magnitude 7.7 (updated from 7.3 by USGS)
earthquake hit the sea of Okhotsk 160 km from Poronaysk, Russia although
it was a massive earthquake the depth of 625 km has decreased the
shaking strongly, making it a IV on the Mercalli scale (light shaking)
for a very wide area, no tsunami is possible because of the depth.
The earthquake has been felt as far as Japan!
Very strong moderately dangerous earthquake in the Xinjiang mountains,
China – More damage than initially expected
earthquake-report.com - A M6.2 earthquake occurred in the Xinjiang
mountains, China. Initially reported by the international agencies as
very shallow (read very dangerous), the report of the Chinese
authorities came as a relief as this agency mentioned a depth of 30 km.
VIDEO: Extraordinary footage unearthed after 70 years shows prisoners
and Nazi guards laughing and joking inside Colditz
Daily Mail - Colditz may have been a notorious Nazi prisoner of war
camp, but a newly-unearthed film shows its inmates and guards still
found time to fool around. The extraordinary footage – the only known
film of prisoners and guards inside the camp – was found 70 years after
it was shot. It will be screened for the first time on Channel 4
tonight. The clips show inhabitants of the camp in a more relaxed light,
joking around and smiling for the camera.
Israeli Minister Asks Nations to Say Iran Talks Have Failed
NY Times - Amid intensifying Israeli news reports saying that Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is close to ordering a military strike
against Iran’s nuclear program, his deputy foreign minister called
Sunday for an international declaration that the diplomatic effort to
halt Tehran’s enrichment of uranium is dead.
Israel’s Dollar Reserves a Weapon Against Iranian War Disaster
israelnationalnews.com - Gloom and doomers warn that war with Iran could
cripple the economy, but Israel has a weapon: $70 billion in dollar
reserves.... If a war between Israel and Iran were to cause a panic
among foreign investors selling shekel investments, the local currency
could plummet. Fischer then could come to the rescue, using the hoard of
dollars to buy up shekels and prevent the collapse of the currency.
Media coverage of Syrian violence partial and untrue, says nun
Irish Times - A NUN who has been superior at a Syrian monastery for the
past 18 years has warned that media coverage of ongoing violence in that
country has been “partial and untrue”. It is “a fake”, Mother Agnes
Mariam said, which “hides atrocities committed in the name of liberty
and democracy”.... She told The Irish Times she was in Ireland “not to
advocate for the (Assad) regime but for the facts”. Most news reports
from Syria were “forged, with only one side emphasized”, she said. This
also applied to the UN, whose reports were “one-sided and not worthy of
Venezuela plans a 'guerrilla army' against US invasion
Venezuela is training a "guerrilla army" aiming to be a million strong
by 2013 to fight off a possible US invasion, an opposition lawmaker said
Sunday. "Plan Sucre" -- apparently crafted with input from close ally
and fellow US foe Cuba -- covers the legal, logistical and other angles
necessary to "transform a professional army into a guerrilla army,"
Representative Maria Corina Machado told El Universal newspaper. "The
strategic objective is to build a new Bolivarian military doctrine" that
would prepare Venezuela to be successful in a prolonged popular war
against "the empire," or the United States, Machado said, citing the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Muslim ex-employee sues Disney over harassment,
Press TV - Imane Budlal, the 26-year-old former employee of Walt
Disney, says that she had been subjected to discrimination by
the company on the ground of her Islamic beliefs. The American
Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of the young
Moroccan Muslim female. “The harassment and discrimination in
this case is unprecedented,” said Attorney Anne Richardson.
JFK's $100 mln security system breached by a jet-skier
RT - After sinking his jet ski, a 31-year-old man was forced to
swim to the only lights he saw on shore. Wearing a bright yellow
life jacket, the man penetrated John F. Kennedy airport,
bypassing the $100 million security system... Still wearing his
life jacket, the young man then walked into a terminal and
approached a Delta Airlines worker, who was startled and called
the authorities. But rather than help the stranded jet skier,
police immediately arrested the young man and charged him with
DHS To Purchase Another 750 Million Rounds Of Ammo
Paul Joseph Watson | Second massive ammunition buy this year
fuels fears of civil unrest. A solicitation originally issued by
the DHS in April but updated on Friday calls on suppliers to
provide a plethora of different types of ammunition,
The PDF file for the solicitation lists the different units
of ammo required by the thousand, with the total ammo purchase
exceeding 750 million rounds.
NOAA Requests Ammunition For The Weather Service
Activist Post - On 9 Aug 2012, the Department of Commerce, for
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by way of
the National Weather Service, put out a solicitation for a small
variety of ammunition.... In all, 40,000 rounds of ammunition,
and only 500 Transtar II blue 24" x 40" targets are being
ordered. All the ammunition and targets are being spread out
over the US to three locations, Ellsworth, ME; New Bedford, MA;
Wall, NJ; and St. Petersburg, FL. Only the 24,000 rounds are
being sent to Florida, no targets will be shipped there.
Nine Nobel Peace Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel “Stars Earn
nobelwomensinitiative.org - Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today
issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as
well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new
“reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“Stars Earn
Stripes”—calling on them to walk away from the show immediately.
The Laureates say that the program pays homage to no one and is
“a massive disservice to those who live and die in armed
conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war
Feds: Mississippi county runs 'school-to-prison pipeline'
(CNN) -- Officials in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, have
operated "a school-to-prison pipeline" that violates the
constitutional rights of juveniles by incarcerating them for
alleged school disciplinary infractions, some as minor as
defiance, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. "Students
most affected by this system are African-American children and
children with disabilities," the Justice Department said.
Ohio, Florida Public Schools Lock Mentally Disabled Children in
AlterNet - To discipline misbehaving students, public schools in
Ohio and Florida regularly send children to “seclusion” —
isolation in a locked cell-like room, old office, or closet,
NPR’s State Impact reports. Many of these children are special
needs students and their parents are not always told of this
disciplinary practice. Ohio schools — where seclusion is almost
completely unregulated — sent students to seclusion rooms 4,236
times in the 2009-2010 school year. Sixty percent of these
students had disabilities.
Ron Paul Will Not Seek To Be Nominated From The Floor, Because
The DELEGATES Seek To Nominate Ron Paul From The Floor.
Daily Paul - Jesse Benton's comment, "Dr.
Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor" has
stirred a lot confusion among the DPers. This is understandable,
but at the same time EVERYBODY has to remember that the only
important thing is to understand that it is the DELEGATES that
seek to nominate Ron Paul from the floor. It is not the job of
Ron Paul, but of the delegates. Everything else is distraction.
YouTube: Paul Ryan "Townhall" Arrests
Rep. Paul Ryan's only August appearance is at this $15 a ticket
"townhall", where he refuses to speak directly with his
constituents--who are demanding real answers. Instead? He has
them arrested. Call Rep. Ryan (202) 225-3031 and tell him:
That's not how we do things in America.
PHOTO OF THE DAY - The Truth About Paul Ryan
Attention RNC Delegates! Ron Paul beats Obama and Romney with
58% favorability in national poll
Daily Paul - New Poll: 45% Vote Ron Paul For President With 58%
Favorability. In a new poll conducted by Pulse Opinion Research
matching up presidential candidates Barack Obama and Ron Paul,
45% of one thousand likely voters across America said they would
vote Ron Paul for President. 58% of those surveyed have a
favorable view of Ron Paul, while just 36% have an unfavorable
view. Compare this to Mitt Romney (50% favorable, 45%
unfavorable) and Barack Obama (51% favorable, 48% unfavorable).
Ron Paul is viewed in a favorable light by significantly more
people than Obama or Romney.
Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Connecticut All Have
Elections on TUESDAY August 14th, 2012
Daily Paul - Like so many that I speak to, very few people know
that there are a bunch of what's called "run off" primaries
taking place before the General Election on November 6th.... On
Tuesday 8/14/12 people in Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Connecticut hava a chance to pull the rug out from under the
status quo because the sheeple are only motivated to go vote in
the big elections. Below I've collected names of liberty
candidates from different sources.
VIDEO: Foreign Cash Disqualifies Romney from Presidential Bid
Veterans Today - No other American presidential candidate has
ever left the US to garner campaign contributions from foreign
citizens. There is a reason for this, one Romney and his staff
seem oblivious to and the mainstream media has ignored. Using
foreign contributions in any American election is a felony.
Here, Fox News identifies illegal fundraising in both Israel and
in London, no doner is identified, no records are kept.
Peregrine CEO indicted for lying to regulators
yahoo.com - Peregrine Financial Group founder and chief
executive Russell Wasendorf Sr was indicted on charges of lying
to regulators, a little over a month after he botched a suicide
attempt and confessed to bilking customers of his brokerage for
years. Wasendorf, 64, "overstated the value of PFG's customer
segregated funds by at least tens of millions of dollars" to the
Commodity Futures Exchange Commission, according to the
indictment, filed in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The
indictment carries a possible maximum sentence of 155 years in
prison, a $7.75 million fine, and 93 years of supervised release
following any imprisonment, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
Banks falsify credit card lawsuits in 90 percent of cases?
RT - US credit card companies have been churning out lawsuits
and improperly collecting debt from consumers 90 percent of the
time, at least according to a New York judge who deals with
these cases. Lawsuits produced by credit car companies to recoup
unpaid bills often rely on inaccurate documents, incomplete
records and generic testimonies from witnesses who repeatedly
testify, the New York Times reported. The companies often sue
clients for more money than is owed.
Current Social Security surplus dwarfed by deficit ahead
Seattle Times - As millions of baby boomers flood Social
Security with applications for benefits, the program's $2.7
trillion surplus is starting to look small. For nearly three
decades Social Security produced big surpluses, collecting more
in taxes from workers than it paid in benefits to retirees. The
surpluses also helped mask the size of the budget deficit being
generated by the rest of the federal government. Those days are
over. Since 2010, Social Security has been paying out more in
benefits than it collects in taxes, adding to the urgency for
Congress to address the program's long-term finances.
Troubled veterans left without health-care benefits
Seattle Times - ...federal law draws a sharp dividing line
between honorably discharged veterans, who are offered access to
veterans health-care and disability compensation, and those
whose misdeeds may put those benefits at risk. Veterans who fall
below the threshold of an honorable discharge must submit to a
VA review of whether they engaged in "willful and persistent
misconduct," and if so, whether that makes them ineligible for
health-care or disability benefits.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
FBI raiding homes of Occupy activists
hangthebankers.com - The Oregonian newspaper reported that
heavily-armed domestic terrorism units of the FBI have been
raiding the homes of activists in Seattle and Olympia,
Washington and Portland, Oregon over the last month. The report
said that at least six homes have been raided in the two states
since July 10. The FBI has described the raids as part of an
ongoing violent crime investigation, linked to last year’s
Occupy May Day protests, during which a number of minor acts of
vandalism allegedly took place.
VIDEO: Feds Covering Up Senator’s Mother’s Mortgage Fraud Ring
Alexander Higgins - NY Attorney Michael G. Bouchard has informed
me that on July 17th he sent a letter to to United States
Attorney General Eric Holder providing comprehensive evidence of
federal government corruption in Albany, New York. The
corruption involves the ongoing coverup by top federal law
enforcement officials of Senator Gillibrand’s Mother’s mortgage
fraud and a ring of co-conspirators. The letter sent to Attorney
General Holder documents a series of mortgage fraud scams that
have been committed by Polly Rutnik, a New York Attorney and the
mother of a United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and her
HOAs foreclose on big banks
sun-sentinel.com - South Florida homeowner associations are
foreclosing on some of the nation's largest banks, accusing the
lenders of failing to pay thousands of dollars in maintenance
fees on repossessed properties. The foreclosure filings are a
growing trend as associations become more aggressive in going
after delinquent fees that have crippled HOA budgets during the
housing bust. n one Broward County case, Deutsche Bank didn't
pay maintenance fees for nearly three years on a townhome it
repossessed in September 2009 at the Southbridge development in
Pembroke Pines, said Ben Solomon, a lawyer for the association.
California power grid on the brink of collapse
(NaturalNews) A persistent heat wave that continues to blanket
much of Southern California in temperatures as high as 10
degrees or more above average for this time of year is
threatening to potentially take down the state's electricity
grid, suggests a recent warning issued by the state's
electricity grid operator. The California Independent System
Operator (CAISO) issued a "flex" alert on August 9 urging
electricity customers to decrease their power consumption habits
during peak hours in order to avoid a potential blackout
Imprelis Lawsuit Alleges DuPont’s Imprelis Herbicide Killed or
Damaged Thousands of Trees throughout Minnesota and the United
environmental-expert.com - The consumer protection lawyers at
Gilman Law LLP announce that they have filed a class action
lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of Imprelis tree damage
throughout the U.S. The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S.
District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges that
the proposed Class Members have suffered the loss of thousands,
if not tens of thousands, of mature trees, including, but not
limited to, Norway Spruce, white pine, white spruce, Colorado
blue spruce, and other conifer and broadleaf plants, due to the
application of DuPont’s Imprelis herbicide.
Diabetes Drugs Prescribed to More Than 15 Million Americans
Raises Risk of Bladder Cancer
ScienceDaily - A popular class of diabetes drugs increases
patients' risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study
published online this month in the Journal of the National
Cancer Institute. Researchers from the Perelman School of
Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients
taking thiazolidinedione (TZDs) drugs -- which account for up to
20 percent of the drugs prescribed to diabetics in the United
States -- are two to three times more likely to develop bladder
cancer than those who took a sulfonylurea drug, another common
class of medications for diabetes.
Osteoporosis Is Scurvy of the Bone, Not Calcium Deficiency
Suzanne Humphries, MD - It saddens me to see older women
diagnosed with "osteopenia" or "osteoporosis" listening to their
doctors and taking supplemental calcium and even problematic
drugs called bisphosphonates. These are irrational, dogmatic,
harmful approaches to the problem of degrading bone as we age.
In my time practicing nephrology and internal medicine, I saw
numerous patients suffering from vascular disease while taking
the recommended doses of calcium. X-rays revealed perfect
outlines of calcified blood vessels and calcified heart valves.
Statin Drugs Found To Accelerate Arterial Calcification
Green Med Info - Newly published research reveals that more
frequent statin drug use is associated with accelerated coronary
artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly
contribute to cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Published
Aug. 8th, 2012 in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers studied
patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced atherosclerosis and
found that coronary artery calcification "was significantly
higher in more frequent statin users than in less frequent
Corporations Sneak Synthetic Preservatives into Organic Food
Cornucopia - “This is another blatant violation of the federal
law governing organics by multi-billion dollar corporations that
apparently think they can get away with anything,” says
Charlotte Vallaeys, Director of Farm and Food Policy at The
Cornucopia Institute. The preservatives are beta carotene and
ascorbyl palmitate, synthetics that are added to infant formula
to prevent the oxidation and rancidity of ingredients such as
the controversial patented supplements DHA and ARA, manufactured
by Martek Biosciences Corporation (Royal DSM) and marketed as
Chocolate Gives Statins A $29 Billion Run For Their Money
Green Med Info - With the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering class
of drugs known as statins being widely promoted for the primary
prevention of cardiovascular disease, despite their having over
300 documented adverse health effects (including heart
failure!), how does chocolate sound as a viable, heart-friendly
alternative?... Some of cocoa/chocolate’s other potential health
Wikileaks reveals “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses
ordinary surveillance cameras
io9.com/ - It's just like an episode of Person of Interest.
According to documents leaked on Wikileaks, a company run by
ex-CIA agents has created a piece of technology, called TrapWire,
that siphons data from surveillance cameras in stores, casinos,
and other businesses around the country. TrapWire then analyzes
this data for, well, people of interest. Are we living in a
total surveillance state without even realizing it?
VIDEO: Trapwire: Big Brother Now Monitors Your Every Move
Kurt Nimmo - The latest Wikileaks data-dump reveals that the
government now has the ability to grab video from far-flung
surveillance cameras located in stores, casinos and other
businesses around the country. It uses sophisticated facial
recognition software to identify people of interest captured by
the ubiquitous cameras numbering in the millions. The software,
Trapwire, is a significant breakthrough for the surveillance
Universal soldier: Pentagon eyes limb-regenerating
RT - The US military’s future technology division is reportedly
eyeing tampering with soldiers’ genes, allowing them to go for
days without food or sleep and re-grow limbs lost in battle or
due to landmines. Scientists at the Pentagon’s high-tech Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency hope to find a way to affect
certain genes to make the human body do amazing things, like
using body fat more efficiently, says British newspaper Sunday
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Genetic Roulette Movie Trailer
When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own
scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops
into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of
unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and
all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.
After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a
grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab
animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now
on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals
stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health
How Bulk Food Storage Can Make You an 80% Return in the Coming
Activist Post - Consider if retail food costs rise by 40% or
more over the next few months, you will only be able to buy 6
units of something that you could have stored 10 units of for
the same price. Imagine you have $1000 in your savings account
versus $1000 worth of food stored in your personal food bank.
The future value of your dollar bank account for buying food
essentials is $600, while the future value of your food bank is
$1400. That is an 80% swing in real terms. This can be the
difference in literally starving or living in relative comfort
through very difficult times that are sure to affect the
majority of the world's population.
Related video here.
YouTube: THE WRONG DINER...FUNNY! (Parable of the
Today in History - Monday - August 13, 2012
1792 - French revolutionaries took the entire French royal family
and imprisoned them.
1784 - The United States Legislature met for the final time in
1846 - The American Flag was raised for the first time in Los
1876 - The Reciprocity Treaty between the U.S. and Hawaii was
1889 - A patent for a coin-operated telephone was issued to William
1907 - The first taxicab started on the streets of New York City.
1912 - The first experimental radio license was issued to St.
Joseph's College in Philadelphia, PA.
1931 - The first community hospital in the U.S. was dedicated in Elk
1932 - Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-chancellor of
Germany. He said he was going to hold out "for all or nothing."
1935 - The first roller derby match was held at the Coliseum in
1959 - In New York, ground was broken on the $320 million Verrazano
1960 - "Echo I," a balloon satellite, allowed the first two-way
telephone conversation by satellite to take place.
1961 - Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight
of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.
1979 - Lou Brock (St. Louis Cardinals) got his 3,000th career hit.
1990 - Iraq transferred $3-4 billion in bullion, currency, and other
goods seized from Kuwait to Baghdad.
1992 - Woody Allen began legal action to win custody of his three
children. A judge ruled against Allen in 1993.
1994 - It was reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the risk
of heart disease, but also helps prevent colon cancer.
Afghan officer opens fire on US troops
Press Tv - An Afghan policeman has opened fire on American soldiers in
the eastern Nangarhar province in yet another so-called green-on-blue
attack. At least six US-led forces were killed by Afghan forces or
civilians in similar attacks in southern Afghanistan since Thursday.
According to a NATO count, Green-on-blue attacks, in which Afghans turn
their weapons against their foreign allies, have killed a total of 34
foreign soldiers this year.
Chinese health deteriorating as Western foods become more prominent
(NaturalNews) A recent study found in the journal Circulation showed
that Chinese men and women who ate Western fast food raised their risk
of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Take into consideration
the rapid expansion of fast food giants like McDonald's, Burger King,
and Subway in China, and you are setting things up for disaster.
Reps From Half the World's Population Meet to Resist Foreign
Destabilization in Syria
Activist Post - Iran has recently hosted 30 nations including Russia,
China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Afghanistan,
Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Cuba, Jordan, Tunisia,
Palestine, and many others in Tehran this week in efforts to support the
Syrian government against foreign destabilization. Upon the agenda were
calls to end foreign arms currently flowing into terrorist hands inside
Syria, proposals to broker a meaningful ceasefire, the coordination of
humanitarian aid, and supporting the Syrian people's right to reform
without foreign interference.
Former Defense Secretary Says US Will Probably Enforce “No Fly Zone”
Zero Hedge - Three months to the election? Check. Which means
war-mongering rhetoric, once considered a staple of the GOP, may very
soon become action, first in Syria, and soon, everywhere else. From
Bloomberg: “The U.S. and allied forces probably will impose a “no-fly
zone” over Syria and take other “more aggressive action” against the
Syrian regime, former Defense Secretary William Cohen said. While the
U.S. has been leery of another military intervention after a decade of
wars, “We’re coming to the point, however, where the violence is getting
so severe, I think, that you’ll see a movement towards setting up those
no- fly zones,”
UK Sends £5 Million to Listed Terrorists in Syria
Activist Post - In direct violation of both American and British
anti-terrorism legislation, particularly provisions regarding providing
material support for listed or proscribed terrorist organizations, the
United Kingdom has just announced that it will provide armed militants
that include listed terror organizations with a £5 million tranche of
what it calls "non-lethal practical assistance."
Dozens Of Underwater Drones Deployed To The Waters Of Iran
singularityhub.com - What to do when international talks begin falling
apart? Send a fleet of unmanned submersibles in preparation for a
waterway showdown.... Each SeaFox is outfitted with an underwater
television camera, homing sonar, an explosive charge, and is controlled
through an optic fiber tether. None of the submersibles, however, return
from a successful mission as they end, not only with the destruction of
the mine, but the craft itself, each costing about $100,000. The SeaFox
can sniff out both submerged and surface mines.
Two earthquakes in Iran kill 300 and injure 5,000
Reuters August 12, 2012 - Two quakes hit northwest Iran near city of
Tabriz. Quakes were 6.4 and 6.3 in magnitude.... Thousands huddled in
makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday's quakes for fear
of more aftershocks, 60 of which had already struck. A lack of tents and
other supplies left them exposed to the night chill, one witness told
Reuters. "I saw some people whose entire home was destroyed, and all
their livestock killed," Tahir Sadati, a local photographer, said by
telephone. "People need help, they need warm clothes, more tents,
blankets and bread." The worst damage and most casualties appeared to
have been in rural villages around the towns of Ahar, Varzaghan and
Harees, near the major city of Tabriz, Iranian media reported.
Britain faces legal challenge over secret US 'kill list' in Afghanistan
Guardian - Britain's role in supplying information to an American
military "kill list" in Afghanistan is being subjected to legal
challenge amid growing international concern over targeted strikes
against suspected insurgents and drug traffickers. An Afghan man who
lost five relatives in a missile strike started proceedings against the
Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) and the Ministry of Defence
demanding to know details of the UK's participation "in the compilation,
review and execution of the list and what form it takes".
Tom Clancy Rainbow Six – Olympic Bioweapon Foretold?
Zen Gardner - was sharing with a friend about the possibility of a
biological false flag at the Olympics that Clif High mentioned recently
and he shot this back to me. “There was a Tom Clancy book called Rainbow
Six with exactly that scenario… a hyperactive flu bug that they release
at the Olympics and spread it around the world… but in the book the
International Police Force saves the day and puts the wacko vegan
extremists on ice. he wrote it in 1998… more device forecasting?”
Scottish Government Plans Gardasil Vaccinations During New School Term
Adan Salazar - According to the BBC, the Scottish government says it
will begin implementing the vaccinations to “protect thousands of
Scottish women” during the new school term. “The HPV vaccine…will
continue to be offered to girls in their second year of secondary
school, when they are about 13 years old,” the article states.
Reportedly, the vaccine is replacing the Cervarix vaccine, which only
offers “protection” against two strains of HPV, while Gardasil offers
“protection” from four.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday
Roll Call - House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman
Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday
for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and
Furious" gun-smuggling operation.... The action is the latest
escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the
Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched
"Wider pedophile ring" at Penn State points to explosive
(NaturalNews) How high does the corruption go? Was Jerry
Sandusky the only pedophile at Penn State? Federal investigators
are now looking into an unnamed prominent Penn State booster who
may have been molesting young boys. This would go a long way
toward explaining why University officials covered up Sandusky's
crimes at Penn State for many years. He wasn't the only one who
Consent: Your Child Can Now Be Sterilized In Oregon For Free
Examiner - There is a shocking development in the newObamacare
Contraception Mandate that went into effect in Oregon on August
1. Your 15-year-old (as young as 12 in some cases) childcan be
sterilized for free, without your consent. Sterilized, not
reversible but a permanent end to your child’s ability to
reproduce. Do you feel a 15-year-old is mature enough to make
NaturalNews exclusive: UNITED-Continental airline pilots forced
to fly with as little as 3 hours' sleep, 'worked until we drop'
(NaturalNews) Whistleblower pilots flying for United /
Continental airlines warn that they are being "worked until we
drop," forced to pilot consecutive long-distance flights with as
little as three hours' sleep. In a series of secret meetings
with NaturalNews, three United / Continental pilots described
the "utter hell" they are being put through: "We are being
worked until we drop," one pilot to me in a recent face-to-face
meeting in Texas. "United-Continental is flying us in violation
of FAA legal requirements. Pilot fatigue is at red alert levels.
This is an accident waiting to happen."
NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with
ban against indefinite detention of Americans
RT August 10, 2012 - Not only is the White House fighting in
court for the power to jail Americans indefinitely without
trial, but the Obama administration is refusing to tell a
federal judge if they've abided by an injunction that prohibits
them from such. Attorneys for the White House have been
in-and-out of court in Manhattan this week to argue that the
indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense
Authorization Act of 2012, or NDAA, are necessary for the safety
and security of the nation.
Domestic Spying: Mini-Drone Can Watch Neighbors From Above
CBS News - While President Obama takes flak for the US’s use of
unmanned drone attacks abroad, there is a smaller, smartphone-controlled
drone hovering above urban rooftops and suburban backyards: The
Parrot AR Drone 2.0. The Parrot AR Drone 2.0, listed on Amazon
just below $300, is the best way to live out one’s fantasy of
being a spy. The miniature drone is controlled through your
iPhone or iPad and features multiple sensors, including a
hi-definition front-facing 720-pixel camera and a vertical
camera looking straight down from the bottom of the miniature
quadricopter (four propellers).
Tracking the NYPD's Full Spectrum "Ring of Steel"
Activist Post - By utilizing biometrics, a massive city-wide
camera system supplying real-time data to law enforcement, and a
physical militarized presence that has turned the city into an
armed encampment capable of shooting down planes; New York's
surveillance city has no rival in the realm of Big Brother
worship. New York has become the testing ground for the
implementation of military-level counterterrorism operations on
According to a 60 Minutes interview with
Commissioner Ray Kelly [Video], he commands a force larger than
the FBI, consisting of 35,000 uniformed officers and 15,000
YouTube: Police: "When the President Follows the Constitution, I
Illegal Stop Over Open Carry.
White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures calling
for the TSA to follow the law
Activist Post - When I first mentioned the petition in my August
1, 2012 article, “Federal court calls for TSA to explain
defiance of naked body scanner order,” the petition had just
over 16,000 signatures. According to the Electronic Privacy
Information Center (EPIC), the White House removed the petition
at around 11:30 am EDT, August 9, 2012, with about 22,500
You Tube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/13/12
End The Fed's Monopoly: Legalize Competing Currencies!
Benton: ‘Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor.’
Tampa Bay Online - Ron Paul has announced he'll seek a positive,
non-confrontational stance from his campaign during the
convention, and even will snub some gatherings planned by
supporters because his campaign isn't controlling them. Paul
campaign chairman Jesse Benton wouldn't discuss negotiations
biberty Crier - will be a very prominent time." Benton said by
email that Ron Paul is not expected to speak, but that Romney
representatives "are working with us (on) other ways to
recognize and honor Ron at the convention.
Dramatic Video: 71-year-Old Taken to the Ground for Questioning
Liberty Crier - As Congressman Paul Ryan cracked a joke about a
senior citizen, Tom Nielsen found himself face down on the floor
being handcuffed by police. The 71-year-old retired plumber from
Kenosha was thrown to the ground, placed in handcuffs, and
arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest after objecting to
Ryan’s plans to gut Social Security and Medicare during his
congressman’s only public appearance scheduled during the August
2011 recess — a $15 Rotary Club luncheon in West Allis on
Romney's VP Pick Paul Ryan Is No Conservative
New American - If Republican voters have any doubts about Ryan’s
commitment to budget austerity, they need only hear the
Democrats’ outcry that Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” will be a
road to the poorhouse for elderly and low-income Americans....
Ryan’s voting record shows a robust support of big-spending
programs to enlarge the role of the federal government,
especially when they are promoted by a Republican in the White
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Fox Business: Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Cut
Anything of Substance
Daily Paul - Here is also Tom Woods: Paul Ryan is Another Status
Quo, and Jack Hunter on Ryan's Budget Plan: 30 Years to Balance
Louisiana Ron Paul Delegates Lose Appeal
Liberty Crier - On Friday, August 10, the RNC Committee on
Contests issued a ruling in favor of seating the national
convention delegation elected and certified by the Republican
Party of Louisiana. “The Committee recommends that the contested
delegates and alternates certified by the Republican Party of
Louisiana be credentialed and seated for the 2012 Republican
National Convention,” read the Contest Report.
* Related Article:
Louisiana NOT over...
Maine Gov. LePage Threatens RNC Boycott if Ron Paul Delegates
Are Not Seated
Mike Tipping August 19, 2012 - Today, conservative talk show
host Ray Richardson announced on Facebook that Governor Paul
LePage, the only elected member of the delegation not challenged
by Romney’s supporters, has announced that he will boycott the
convention if the Ron Paul delegates are not seated.... This
declaration ups the ante in this conflict and, if the challenge
to the delegates is not resolved amicably before they arrive in
Tampa, will likely make the Maine disagreement into national
* Related Video:
Tea Party leader and Ron Paul delegate on
5 Issues That Prove Ron Paul is Ahead of His Time
Liberty Crier - A few weeks ago, a
speech [Video] Congressman
Ron Paul gave on the House floor in 2002 resurfaced on the web
and went viral. At that time, the Bush Administration was
planning for war in Iraq and a “global war on terror,” the
PATRIOT Act had been passed, and the Federal Reserve had lowered
interest rates near zero. In the speech, Paul clearly and consisely articulates the dangers of what the U.S. was embarking
on and the results that would likely occur.
Warning: Get Your Money Out: “All Legal Bank Deposit Protections
Are Now Officially Gone”
Mac Slavo - Former money manager Ann Barnhardt, who in November
of 2011 made the decision to cease operations of her brokerage
firm and return funds to her customers citing “systemic”
problems within the entire financial industry, has issued a new
warning about the stability of US banks and the safety of
individual deposit accounts. The implications of the ruling,
according to Barnhardt, will affect the monies of all private
individuals who have seen their deposit accounts wiped out in
the collapse of firms like John Corzine’s MF Global and put all
deposit account holders in the country at risk should their bank
be faced with a financial windstorm:
Are The Government And The Big Banks Quietly Preparing For An
Imminent Financial Collapse?
The Economic Collapse - If federal officials do expect a
financial collapse to occur, they would not be the only ones. An
increasing number of very respected economists are speaking
about the coming financial collapse as if there is a certain
inevitability about it. For example, check out the following
quote from a recent Money Morning article.... Richard Duncan,
formerly of the World Bank and chief economist at Blackhorse
Asset Mgmt., says America's $16 trillion federal debt has
escalated into a "death spiral," as he told CNBC. And it could
result in a depression so severe that he doesn't "think our
civilization could survive it." A former World Bank executive is
warning that our civilization might not survive what is coming?
That is pretty chilling.
Exclusive: U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing
Reuters August 10, 2012 - U.S. regulators directed five of the
country's biggest banks, including Bank of America Corp and
Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to develop plans for staving off
collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing that the
banks could not count on government help. The two-year-old
program, which has been largely secret until now, is in addition
to the "living wills" the banks crafted to help regulators
dismantle them if they actually do fail. It shows how hard
regulators are working to ensure that banks have plans for
worst-case scenarios and can act rationally in times of
U.S. Won’t Prosecute Goldman Sachs, Employees in Financial Probe
Bloomberg - The U.S. Justice Department won’t pursue criminal
charges against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) or its employees
for allegedly concealing that the bank bet against securities
related to the housing market that it sold to investors....
Prosecutors “determined that, based on the law and evidence as
they exist at this time, there is not a viable basis to bring a
criminal prosecution with respect to Goldman Sachs or its
employees in regard to the allegations set forth in the report,”
the Justice Department said yesterday in a statement.
related video here.
Higher gas prices expected after refinery fire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Analysts expect West Coast gas prices to
rise beyond $4 a gallon after a fire knocked out a key section
of one of the nation's largest oil refineries. Meanwhile, the
same U.S. Chemical Safety Board team that investigated the oil
spill in the Gulf Of Mexico was standing by with state and
company inspectors waiting for structural and environmental
tests to see if it was safe to enter the unit.
11 Things That Can Happen When You Allow Your Country To Become
Enslaved By Bankers
Activist Post - Borrowing money from the bankers can allow a
nation to have a higher standard of living in the short-term,
but it always results in a lower standard of living in the long
term. Why is that?
Teenager not allowed to sell hot dogs now homeless
Daily Caller - Nathan had saved up money for a hot dog cart to
help his parents pay their bills. His mother suffers from
epilepsy and his father suffers from multiple sclerosis,
limiting their ability to work. The 13-year-old had worked out
an arrangement to sell hot dogs in the parking lot of a local
sporting goods store. His mom felt the location was great since
it was on private property, so his age wouldn’t be an
impediment. Before opening up shop, Johnson said [Video], they
stopped by city hall, just across the street from the cart’s
location, to ask if they needed a permit to sell food. His
mother explained that a woman at city hall told her no permit
VA Supports Gulf War Veterans on Multiple Fronts
It has now been 22 years since the start of the 1990-1991 Gulf
War which comprises the deployment and combat operations known
as Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Almost 700,000 Servicemembers
were deployed during this period. Those Veterans who have
enrolled in the VA health care system have made over 2 million
outpatient visits for health care and had over 20,000 inpatient
admissions in the VA health care system. Read More...
Army of the future: Soldiers will be able to run at Olympic
speed and won't need food or sleep with gene technology
Tomorrow's soldiers could be able to run at Olympic speeds and
will be able to go for days without food or sleep, if new
research into gene manipulation is successful.
VA taps vets groups to help fast track claims
Veterans Affairs officials hosted a workshop last week to brief
10 veterans service organizations on plans to fast track certain
veterans benefits claims, and how they can help in the process.
Meteorite report grounds Colo. firefighting planes
Denver Post - Authorities grounded firefighting aircraft
battling an out-of-control blaze scorching central Colorado on
Wednesday, reacting with caution to witness reports of meteor
sightings. The temporary move came amid several reported sky
sightings near the 1,100-acre Springer Fire west of Colorado
VIDEO: Louisiana probes cause of massive bayou sinkhole
CNN News - Measurements taken Monday showed the sinkhole
measures 324 feet in diameter and is 50 feet deep, but in one
corner it goes down 422 feet, said John Boudreaux, director of
the Office of Homeland Security in Assumption Parish, about 30
miles south of Baton Rouge.... Sheriff Mike Waguespack said
Thursday he is now concerned the sinkhole is close to a well
containing 1.5 million barrels of liquid butane, a highly
volatile liquid that turns into a highly flammable vapor upon
release. A breach of that well, he said, could be catastrophic.
9 Tips for Food Safety When the Grid Goes Down
Activist Post - Recently, 600 million people in India were
without power for two days. According to news sources, the
suspected cause was one of simple supply and demand: more people
wanted power than the Indian infrastructure was able to deliver.
It was not only lights out – but lights out for half of the
population. Even I have a problem wrapping my brain around a
blackout of that magnitude.
Superfoods loaded with probiotics deliver a variety of flavors
and span seven food groups
(NaturalNews) Good nutrition includes eating fresh organic
foods, and also means getting a healthy supply of "friendly"
bacteria, or probiotics, to maintain balance in the intestinal
tract.... Not all fermented foods taste like sauerkraut. Read
about the variety of tasty foods that are actually good for you.
Your guide to eating alkaline - What are the top
(NaturalNews) One of the keys to maintaining optimal health is
discovering the correct way to eat food in order to maximize
your alkaline potential, and in turn prevent chronic disease
from developing in your body. But in order to do this, you have
to first learn which foods are alkaline-forming, and which are
acid-forming, as well as how to eat them in balance.
Is sugar toxic? - CBS News
If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average
American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? Sanjay Gupta
reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar
can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions
ranging from heart disease to cancer. Some physicians go so far
as to call sugar a toxin.
Watch the 60 Minutes segment here.
Pfizer forced to pay $60 million court settlement after bribing
foreign officials to dispense more drugs
(NaturalNews) According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), which will receive a $45 million cut of the
settlement, Pfizer was in direct violation of the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it illegally boosted its
profits by bribing doctors and public health officials in
Bulgaria, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan,
Russia, and Serbia. Pfizer officials allegedly rewarded doctors
in these countries with cash and vacations to prescribe more
Combat the rise of superbugs and infectious disease with
(NaturalNews) Since antiquity, lavender has been remarkably
effective against life-threatening illness and infection. Today,
lavender is garnering attention as a safe alternative to risky
chemical disinfectants, dangerous antibiotics and hazardous
antiviral medications. As an added health protecting benefit,
lavender naturally stimulates the immune system to guard against
invading bacteria and viruses.
Bizarre: Woman Grows Fingernails Instead of Hair After Taking
Natural Society - Sadly, this story is not a parody. After
taking steroids for an asthma attack, one young woman named
Shanyna Isom developed a very strange and disturbing reaction.
First displaying a serious allergic reaction to the drugs and
turning her legs black, Isom ultimately developed a
life-crushing skin disease that causes her to grow fingernails
instead of hair.
Don't Fall for the Cholesterol Myth - Revealing the Cholesterol
Scam and True Heart Health
Natural Society - Could you be falling for the cholesterol scam
and not even know it? Just two outcomes of the cholesterol myth
are individuals obsessively avoiding fat in their diets,
especially saturated fats - and ultimately turning to dangerous
cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statin drugs.
Anti-Psychotics Double Risk of Pneumonia in Elderly
Natural Society - Alzheimer’s patients are often given
anti-psychotic drugs to help treat aggression, among other
things. But scientists have found that this class of drugs has
unintended side effects, including doubling the risk of possibly
fatal pneumonia in elderly.
Drug War Attacking Another Beneficial Plant: Kratom
Activist Post - Kratom is a substance that falls on the more
innocuous side of the psychoactive spectrum. It is the leaves of
the kratom tree,mitragyna speciosa, which is native to Thailand
and Indonesia, where the leaves have been chewed or brewed into
a tea and used for therapeutic and social purposes for years.
According to the online repository of psychoactive knowledge,
the Vaults of Erowid, kratom acts as both a mild stimulant and a
mild sedative, creates feelings of empathy and euphoria, is
useful for labor, and is relatively short-acting.
VIDEO: This is What Your Tap Water Looks Like
Natural Society - You’ve probably read countless articles about
the horrendous quality of tap water and its numerous
contaminants that attack your biology and have been tied to a
multitude of health ailments. It is very rare, however, that you
can actually see just how terribly polluted your tap water truly
is. In the video above, I show you the ‘overflow’ tray of my 12
stage water filtration device that collects the excess amount of
gunk that the filters discharge. In other words, this is
actually the extra amount of build up amounted from 12 different
stages of water filtration and it’s still disturbingly-putrid.
Steve Cooksey, Unlicensed Paleo Diet Blogger, Muzzled By North
Huffington Post - ...Charla M. Burill, the executive director of
the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, targeted
Cooksey's website, Diabetes-Warrior.net. The New York Times
explains how Burill, supported by a North Carolina state law,
succeeded in getting Cooksey to alter the site, which shared
experiences about his "cave man diet" and how he believes it
helped him overcome diabetes. But now, Cooksey has filed a
lawsuit in Federal District Court in Charlotte, N.C. claiming
that his First Amendment rights have been violated.
Parental Use of Pesticides Increases Risk of Brain Cancer in
Natural Society - A study published in Environmental Health
Perspectives has linked parental use of pesticides with an
increased risk of brain cancer in children. Bug sprays, around
the home and in the garden, could increase the chance that you
will give birth to a child that develops brain cancer, say
YouTube: Naked Wraps: Using collard greens for your burritos and
Margaret Floyd demonstrates how to use collard green leaves as a
wrap. This replaces the use of a tortilla. Collard wraps are a
great solution for those who are gluten sensitive or watching
their starchy carb intake. Use this technique for burritos,
enchiladas and wraps of any kind.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto Award of $1 Billion Against DuPont Reveals New
Dimension of Genetic Patent Wars
Activist Post - The legal battle between Monsanto and farmers
around the world continues unabated. On one hand, farming groups
of all sizes, as well as seed businesses, are increasingly suing
Monsanto for widespread genetic manipulation; and also to
counter Monsanto's own vast patent infringement attacks against
those unwitting enough to have their (even organic) crops cross-pollenated
by Monsanto's GM products.
Walmart and Monsanto - the power of money in food
RT - A new report by Food and Water Watch shows that more than
1,000 outside interests and more than $170 million went into the
2008 Farm Bill. With the newest law up for debate, what will
Congress and lobbyists do to see their interests met?... Major
lobbying influences include Monsanto, Kraft Foods, The American
Sugar Alliance and The National Restaurant Association. But
perhaps the company with the greatest influence is Walmart.
They’ve got 4,000 stores across this country – many of them
SuperCenters- and just in the last 15 years have gone from
having 6 percent to a full quarter of nationwide grocery sales.
And that means not just more profit, but much more power as
YouTube: GMO tomatoes: good-looking poison
RT - Ever since industrial agriculture has started producing
tomatoes, they have all started looking the same. That's because
consumers want the ripest, reddest, roundest tomatoes they can
get, and big business makes sure they got it. The question
though is what producing genetically identical tomatoes does for
the taste and nutritional value. Barry Estabrook, author of
"Tomato-land: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our
Most Alluring Fruit," joins RT's Liz Wahl to discuss the matter.
How to Dry and Store Foods
Mother Earth News - Drying fruits and veggies is easy and
inexpensive, and it's one of the best ways to enjoy local foods
all year. Learn all about it in this info-packed guide.
Preserving Herbs for Best Flavor
Mother Earth News - Do you have extra herbs on hand? We'll tell
you which ones to dry and which ones to freeze, and give you
tips for both methods.
Why Do So Many Domestic Cats Have Chronic Kidney Failure?
Dr.Becker - Since kidney disease is a leading cause of death for
housecats but not for wild cats, we must ask why feline renal
failure in domestic cats is at epidemic proportions. In my
opinion, feeding high-quality protein in its natural,
unadulterated form as soon as a kitten is weaned means that cat
will have a moisture-dense diet over a lifetime. This takes an
enormous amount of stress off the kidneys... Feeding kitties
over-processed dry food for a lifetime will absolutely increase
kidney stress. A combination of dry processed diets, toxins in
the environment, poor water quality, inbreeding, and too many
vaccines makes kidney disease inevitable for today’s housecats.
Today in History - Friday - August 10, 2012
1809 - Ecuador began its fight for independence from Spain.
1821 - Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union.
1846 - The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S.
Congress. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given
by scientist Joseph Smithson.
1859 - In Boston, MA, the first milk inspectors were appointed.
1881 - Thomas Edison's exhibit opened the Paris Electrical
1885 - The first electric streetcar, to be used commercially, was
operated in Baltimore, MD, by Leo Daft.
1914 - Austria-Hungary invaded Russia.
1921 - Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio.
1927 - Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated. The individual faces
of the presidents were dedicated later.
1944 - U.S. forces defeated the remaining Japanese resistance on
1945 - The day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced
they would surrender. The only condition was that the status of
Emperor Hirohito would remain unchanged.
1947 - William Odom completed an around-the-world flight. He set the
solo record by completing the flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes.
1949 - In the U.S., the National Military Establishment had its name
changed to the Department of Defense.
1954 - Construction began on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1965 - In Austin, TX, a fire burned part of the 20th floor of the
27-story University of Texas main building. A collection that
contained items once owned by escape artist Harry Houdini and circus
magnate P. T. Barnum were damaged by smoke and water.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan signed a measure that provided $20,000
payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned by the U.S.
government during World War II.
1993 - A massive deficit-reduction bill was signed into law by U.S.
President Bill Clinton.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton claimed presidential immunity when he
asked a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a
sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Corbin Jones.
1995 - Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court
decision legalizing abortion, announced that she had joined the
anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
1999 - Near an India-Pakistan border area an Indian fighter jet shot
down a Pakistani naval aircraft. Sixteen people were killed.
2003 - Ekaterina Dmitriev and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko
were married. Malenchenko was about 240 miles above the earth in the
international space station. It was the first-ever marriage from
New US report on Iran nukes 'makes issue urgent'
RT - Time is running out to contain the Iranian threat, Israel’s defense
minister has warned. Israel is raising the alarm following a new US
National Intelligence Estimate which says Tehran has made significant
strides towards joining the nuclear club. US President Barrack Obama was
supposed to have received the latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE)
weeks ago, but it was delayed in order to include “new and alarming
intelligence information” concerning the military nature of Iran’s
nuclear program, Haaretz reports. The report’s conclusions are said to
converge with those of the Israeli intelligence community.
VIDEO: Iranian threat - Pretext for US global dominance?
RT - Amid growing tensions with Iran, the US is piecing together a
missile defense system across the Persian Gulf. However, writer Soraya
Sepahpour-Ulrich believes the US is using Iran as an excuse in its push
for global dominance. The system would require partner nations in the
gulf to share information and coordinate their individual arsenals of
interceptor missiles to create a defensive shield encompassing all the
regional allies, The New York Times says.
Veteran UN envoy Brahimi to replace Annan in Syria – diplomats
RT - Former Algerian foreign minister Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to
replace Kofi Annan as the new UN and Arab League envoy to Syria,
diplomats say. Annan announced last week that he would step down as the
mediator in the crisis. Known as a diplomatic trouble-shooter, Brahimi
served as United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and
South Africa. He retired from his duties at the end of 2005. Former UN
chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan said last week that he
was leaving his post due to a lack of international support for his
effort to end the 17-month conflict in Syria, which has reportedly
claimed 17,000 lives so far.
troops still fighting in Afghanistan
Press TV - Contrary to Obama’s campaign rhetoric, the “tide of war” in
Afghanistan is not “receding.” The number of insurgent attacks for the
three months ending June 30 was up 11 percent over last year; in June,
when 39 coalition troops died, there was an average of 110 attacks per
Afghan in uniform kills 3 US soldiers
Press TV - Three American soldiers have been killed by a man in an
Afghan police uniform in yet another so-called 'green-on-blue' attack,
the US military says. The incident occurred in the southern province of
Helmand on Friday.
US-led soldier killed in Afghanistan
Press TV - Another US-led soldier has been killed in a militant attack
in southern Afghanistan on the same day that a man in Afghan army
uniform killed three American soldiers in the south of the country. The
US-led NATO announced the death on Friday without revealing the
nationality of the soldier or the exact location of the incident.
deploying surveillance drones near China
Press TV - The Pentagon will begin flying surveillance drones off the
coastlines of Japan, China and Taiwan, an agreement reached after talks
between Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Japanese Defense Minister
Satoshi Morimoto at the Pentagon on Sunday. The unmanned aerial missions
will focus on a Pacific island chain called the Diaoyutai Islands, which
have become the focal point of a simmering territorial dispute between
China and Japan. Even Sen. John McCain, one of the biggest hawks in
Congress, called the deployment “unnecessarily provocative.”
10 Facts about Saudi Arabia; and an Introduction to the Gulf Despots
Supported by the West
Activist Post - The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
(GCC) comprises of 6 nations, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, the
United Arab Emirates, and Oman. In principle, Kuwait and Bahrain are
considered "constitutional monarchs;" in practice, all 6 are despotic
autocracies with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman
overtly "absolute monarchs." Devoid of even a feigned semblance of
representative governance, these regimes brutally repress not only their
own subjects, but play active roles in repressing the people of other
nations, both on their borders and well beyond them.
Leader of armed group killed in Aleppo
Press TV - The leader of the Ayman Lifo anti-government armed group has
been killed by Syrian security forces in the country’s northern city of
Aleppo... Security forces have also killed and injured a large number of
insurgents in the Daret Azzeh and al-Halak neighborhoods of the city.
Security breakdown in Sinai: Army battles it out with militants
RT - Clashes in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are raging for the second day as
the military attempts to combat militants who have taken a foothold in
the region since Mubarak’s ouster.
France deploys troops to Syria-Jordan border
Press TV - France has sent troops to the Syrian border with Jordan amid
reports of escalating foreign support for the insurgents fighting the
government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.... Reports also indicate
that the notorious US security firm Blackwater is reportedly training
al-Qaeda militants in Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s border areas to fight in
Israel: Group smuggled in IEDs from Lebanon
Daily Star - Israel charged a group of Israeli Arabs Wednesday with
involvement in the smuggling of 20 kilograms of explosives into the
country via the border with Lebanon, the Jerusalem Post newspaper
reported. A senior official with the Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency,
accused Hezbollah of being behind the operation, the report added. There
are conflicting reports on the number of individuals arrested. The Post
reported eight while The Times of Israel newspaper and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya
television network said 10. Other reports said the number was 13.
Mayor to Demolish UN Humanitarian Agency Emergency Shelter
imemc.org - Israel strongly condemned the erection of the emergency
shelters in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. Israel
accused the UN of overstepping its bounds and asserted that the trailer
homes are illegal and should be demolished according to reports in the
Israeli dailies Ha’aretz and The Jerusalem Post as well as the Palestine
Stuxnet, Flame...Gauss: New spy virus found in Middle East
RT - A new virus dubbed Gauss has attacked computers in the Middle East
spying on financial transactions, emails and picking passwords to all
kind of pages. The virus resembles Stuxnet and Flame malware which was
used to target Iran, Kaspersky Lab says. Gauss has infected hundreds of
personal computers across the Middle East – most of them in Lebanon, but
also in Israel and Palestinian territories. Kaspersky Lab has classified
the virus, named after one of its major components, as “a
VIDEO: 5.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Turkey and Greece
RT - A magnitude 5.6 quake has hit east of the Greek island of Rhodes
and south of the Turkish mainland, with tremors felt as far away as the
Egyptian capital Cairo. Turkish media report a 6.0 magnitude quake. No
reports of deaths or damage in Greece and Turkey have followed thus far.
No tsunami warning has been issued. The latest major earthquake shook
Turkey in October 2011, as a powerful 7.1-magnitude seism hit near the
eastern city of Van. Over 600 people were killed and over 4,000 others
injured in the disaster.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Government media sugar coats recent high explosive solicitation
and then DHS hides the request
Activist Post - Just hours after the PPRN News published the
story of the request by the Department of Homeland Security /
Transportation Safety Administration, Jacob Goodwin,
Editor-in-Chief of Government Security News released an article
explaining how innocuous and safe this request is. The
invitation to bid is a 100% small business set-aside
opportunity, and prospective vendors have until August 13 to
submit their bids. Delivery of the explosives, which must be
packed in bags, is required within 15 days, says the TSA notice.
US Army Tactical Manuals Describe How to Control Domestic
Activist Post - In 2010, the US Army’s Operating Concept
2016-2028 was published; it explains how armed forces in the US
and overseas will behave in the future. Specific tactical
operations, special “theater”, and organized forces are outlined
along with the capabilities and priorities of the US armed
divisions. In simple terms: a full spectrum operations manual
that details stratagems both domestic and foreign.
YouTube: Ben Swan Reality Check: Operation Fast and Furious Was
Really About U.S. Supporting a Drug Cartel?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at some stunning new
accusations by a high ranking member of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel
that Fast and Furious was about the U.S. supporting one cartel
while attempting to shut down others.
** Related Article:
High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member Makes Explosive
Tarantino sues Florida police over strip search
RT - Leila Tarantino was pulled over for rolling through a stop
sign last year, but being caught by the cops wasn’t what
surprised her. The woman has filed a lawsuit because she claims
an officer “forcibly” removed her tampon during a strip search.
Attorneys for Tarantino have filed a civil action suit against
the government of Citrus County, Florida, Sheriff Jeffrey Dawsey
and six unnamed police officers whom she says were involved in
an irregular traffic stop last July that constitutes what they
believe is excessive use of force.
Congressman: Repeal everything Obama signed!
WND - According to a report in the Messenger News, U.S. Rep.
Steve King, who represents a portion of Iowa, made the
suggestion this week at a stop in Humboldt. He said he was
thinking about introducing a bill, which if it became law, would
repeal everything Obama has signed into law. The issue arose as
part of a conversation King, who is running against Democrat
Christie Vilsack in the state’s 4th congressional district, was
having over his plans to sue Obama over a White House decision
to stop the deportation of some illegal immigrants.
U.S. gives military aid to nations with child soldiers
The Trenches - As the junior senator from Illinois, Barack Obama
co-sponsored a bill to restrict the U.S. government’s military
support of countries that use children as soldiers. But
President Obama has waived those very same sanctions in the name
of “national interest,” bypassing the findings of a State
Department report and allowing millions of dollars in military
aid to flow to countries where children as young as 11 have been
conscripted to fight — many of whom have died in one bloody
conflict after another.
YouTube: Pro-Palestinian Ads Ignite Firestorm Of Controversy
A seemingly endless debate over politics, religion and territory
is coming to a train station near you. An explosive ad about
Israel is now igniting a firestorm of controversy. The display
shows shrinking Palestinian territory in Israel over the years
and refers to 4.7 million Palestinians there as refugees. The
ads are appearing in 50 Metro-North stations.... Some Jewish
leaders said they were concerned. "I think the ad is very
offensive, it's certainly offensive to Jews," said Dovid Efune,
the the editor of the Jewish newspaper "The Algemeiner."
VIDEO: Army Tests Spy Blimp Over NJ
NBC News - The Army is testing its $517 million spy blimp in the
skies over the New Jersey military base where the German airship
Hindenburg crashed in 1937. The Long Endurance
Multi-Intelligence Vehicle spent more than 90 minutes around
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Ocean County on Tuesday.
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman says the 302-foot long airship is
designed to be a high altitude observation platform. It can be
operated by a crew or by remote control.
Joker case gagged: Media fight Colorado court ban
RT - Attorneys representing media outlets are in court to push
for the publication of files concerning the Colorado cinema
murders. The judge put a gag on the files at the behest of
prosecutors, but the press argues the public has a right to see
them.The decision to seal the documents off from public access
"undermines our nation's firm commitment to the transparency and
public accountability of the criminal justice system," said
media lawyer Steven Zansberg in a written statement.
New York Times fights NYPD after photographer brutally arrested
RT - A credentialed photojournalist contracted to work for the
New York Times was assaulted by officers with the NYPD and
charged with two criminal counts over the weekend for covering
the arrest of a 16-year-old girl in the Bronx. Robert Stolarik,
a 43-year-old photographer with more than a decade under his
belt with The Times, was arrested on Saturday night for
allegedly obstructing government administration and violently
resisting arrest. He was taking photographs of New York Police
Department officers responding to a fight in the Councourse
neighborhood of the Bronx when he was assaulted, handcuffed and
hauled off to jail, he says.
Judge Napolitano on Rand Paul's Classified Briefings
reason.com - "The rules for classified briefings of members of
Congress on areas of government behavior that the government
wants to keep from its employers -- the American people -- are a
real Catch-22. Those rules allow representatives and senators to
interrogate government officials about government behavior that
they are afraid to reveal, and they require those officials to
answer honestly and completely. But the rules keep the
interrogations secret, and they expressly prohibit members of
Congress from telling anyone what they have learned."
VIDEO: Man Jailed For Collecting Rainwater Begins Sentence
Paul Joseph Watson - An Oregon man sent to prison for collecting
rainwater on his own property began the first day of his jail
sentence with a warning that the American people need to stand
up to a government that is operating completely outside the
boundaries of common sense unless they wish to see liberty
vanish. After an 11-year battle with the state of Oregon,
landowner Gary Harrington was found guilty under a 1925 law and
sentenced to spend 30 days in jail for collecting rainwater in
three “illegal reservoirs” despite the fact that they are on his
VIDEO: Police: 17-Year-Old Strangled Himself With a Seat Belt In
The Back of a Police Car
Federal Jack - State police are investigating the death of a
17-year-old who they say strangled himself with a seat belt in
the back of a police car.
YouTube: Tom Davis Speaks at Fundraiser with Special Guest Ron
South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis speaks at a fundraiser in
Columbia, SC on August 6, 2012 with Congressman Ron Paul.
rEVOLution in Michigan’s 11th: Paul – 1, Santorum – 0
ronpaul2012.com - Kerry Bentivolio is a great liberty candidate
running for Congress in Michigan’s 11th District. Bentivolio has
been endorsed by Ron Paul, Rand Paul and Justin Amash. His
Republican primary opponent was Nancy Cassis, endorsed by Rick
Santorum and much of the Illinois GOP establishment.
Boats Armed with Machine Guns to Patrol RNC
The RNC will be held later this month on the city's waterfront.
Federal and local law enforcement agencies say they'll saturate
the waterway with armed boat patrols. The Hillsborough County
Sheriff's Office says machine guns and infrared technology that
can pick up body heat are among the new tools being mounted onto
boats for the patrols. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Judy
Silverstein says the marine units are prepared for "everything
that could possibly happen." Tampa Police Cpl. James Reiser says
anyone swimming or paddling in security zones will be detained
and probably arrested.
U.S. Postal Service loses $5.2 billion, warns of low cash
Reuters - The Postal Service, which relies on the sale of stamps
and other products rather than taxpayer funding, has been
struggling for years as Americans increasingly communicate
online and as payments for future retiree health benefits and
other obligations drain its cash. A week after its first-ever
default on a legally required payment to the federal government,
officials called on Congress to pass postal legislation that
would overhaul the mail agency’s business model and offer some
relief from its dire financial situation.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Occupy Honolulu occupies main police station
Star Advertiser - Occupy Honolulu protesters set up a new
encampment at the Honolulu Police Department's headquarters on
South Beretania Street, asserting that city workers improperly
seized their items. Their presence quickly caused tension as one
protester claimed he was assaulted by a police officer who
pushed him aside at the entrance about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Greenland ice more resistant to climate change than feared,
(NaturalNews) The ice in Greenland appears to be less vulnerable
than earlier believed to uncontrolled melting that some
scientists and climatologists said would drive up sea levels and
lead to a host of environmental issues, according to a new study
that found a spike in loss of ice had declined.
Drug scarcity hits Medicaid as states limit spending
(NaturalNews) According to Kaiser Health News, 16 states have
already set limits on the number of prescription medications
they will cover for Medicaid patients. Illinois, the president's
home state, was the latest to impose prescription drug caps for
Medicaid patients: four. Alabama has an even tighter limit: one.
"Doctors fear the state's cost-cutting move could backfire on
patients, who have to get state permission to go beyond the
limit," said KHN.
High-dose vitamin D needed to prevent bone fractures
(NaturalNews) If you had a major health risk you could mitigate
with an inexpensive yet very effective, safe, easy treatment,
would you do it - or would you think it's too good to be true? A
new analysis of multiple studies on vitamin D has proven its
effectiveness at preventing broken bones in elderly individuals.
Yet, perhaps because there are no lobbyists for vitamin D or
because of the disinformation out there, considering vitamin D
usage for people with a high risk of fracture is a low priority
in the medical world.
Boost vigor and mental well-being by harmonizing copper levels
in the body
(NaturalNews) Since copper is important for many bodily
processes, deficiency manifests in a variety of ways. Symptoms
include weakness, fatigue, hair loss, low immunity, thyroid
problems and irregular heart beat. Copper deficiency is rare
although those suffering from chronic diarrhea, Crohn's or
celiac disease can develop malabsorption issues. Regular use of
antacids can also hinder assimilation.
The Human Feeding Experiment and New Disease
Green Med Info - Could we be human guinea pigs being fed food
that hurts us and causes new disease? Despite intense protests
from consumer groups and environmentalists, genetically modified
organisms, (GMOs) foods, have been dubbed as the 'human feeding
experiment' and are continuing to be integrated into the food
supply. Most of us do not even know the extent of it, as it is
not in mainstream news.
VIDEO: Parents who couldn't stand agony of seeing daughter, 8,
with brain tumor go through chemotherapy ordered by judge to
give her treatment they refused
Daily Mail - A couple has been pulled before a judge after they
refused to let their eight-year-old daughter undergo
chemotherapy for a brain tumour, opting for alternative
treatment instead. Sarah Parisian, from Minnetonka, Minnesota,
had 90 per cent of the cancerous tumour removed last December
and underwent a cycle of chemotherapy - but endured painful
suffering, her parents said. When they told doctors they would
not allow her to go through it again, Jon and Karen Parisian
were reported to Child Protection Services and ordered into
Illinois Sees First Case Of New Swine Flu Strain
CBS Chicago - Will government hype a new vaccine? State health
officials have confirmed Illinois’ first case of Swine Flu this
year. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Illinois Department
of Public Health director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said the U.S. has
seen an uptick this year in the number of cases of H3N2v Swine
Flu, a relatively new strain. But the case of an Illinois boy
who contracted it is the only one of 146 cases nationwide that
is in Illinois. “Four states total, and the vast majority have
been in Indiana, followed by Ohio,” he said.
US health watchdog warns of swine flu risk as agricultural fairs
get under way
Guardian - The US government's health watchdog is warning
children and the elderly to avoid contact with pigs at
agricultural fairs following a surge in humans infected with
swine flu over the past month.... Dr Joseph Bresee, of the CDC's
influenza division, said: "Right now a large number of
agricultural fairs are ongoing around the country and the direct
exposure of people to pigs has been the primary cause of
infection." Bresee said that anyone coming into contact with
swine should avoid eating, drinking or putting anything in their
mouths while around pigs. He said that children and the elderly
or anyone with a weakened immune system should not go near pigs
Google On The Hook For A Record $22.5 Million In Safari Privacy
Consumerist - Better start digging around in those couch
cushions, Google. The company has agreed to settle with the
Federal Trade Commission over charges that it fudged privacy
settings of Apple's Safari Internet browser when it told users
it wouldn't place cookies or serve targeted ads. It's going to
cost Google a pretty penny to pay the civil penalty — a record
Google Apparently Wants To Get Sued Again, Now Including Gmail
Content In Search Results
Consumerist - Because Google didn't learn anything from the
Google Buzz privacy debacle, the company has now decided to
begin testing the integration of users' Gmail content into
general search results. So a search for Amazon on Google.com
would also bring up a sidebar with e-mails from or related to
your Amazon purchases. Well, that's all well and good. Until
someone's spouse, significant other, or co-worker unwittingly
uses that person's computer to search for something like
"restaurants in Chicago" and up come e-mails about a secret
rendezvous at the Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's.
CNN: Mars rover: Is all this really necessary?
What Really Happened - During its expected lifespan of 23
months, all this cool hardware could help solve big mysteries:
Has life ever existed on Mars? What can Mars tell us about our
own planet? Can we benefit from Martian resources?... Is the
price tag really worth it?... Everyday products we take for
granted today were created by the Moon program, including the
technology inside the laptop which Thom Patterson is presumably
able to use to write his articles, hopefully without hurting
himself. Some numbers (on the assumption Thom Patterson can do
simple math.)... CNN article/photos here.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
PETITION: Montgomery County Board of Education Member: Save
Brickyard Educational Farm and 32 years of organic soil!
Nick's Organic Farm has been under continuous organic management
for the last 32 years. It is less than 15 miles from The White
House and is one of the oldest organic farms in Maryland with
rich soils from the past three decades of careful stewardship.
It is also one of the only farms in the region that produces
organic seeds.... If we do not convince our legislators to stop
soccer field development by August 15th, 2012, our lease will
run out, and we will lose this invaluable farm and educational
center. Every county has soccer fields, but we have the
opportunity to lead the country with a program that integrates
farm-to-school principles with farmer training, on an nationally
renowned organic farm.
Your Autumn To Do (and Don’t) List
Organic Gardening - Gardening in the late summer and early fall
can barely be called working. Cooler, crisper days and the
knowledge that time outdoors will soon be limited gives every
task a bittersweet flavor. That said, there’s still plenty to
do, so don’t waste time on unnecessary chores. We’ve taken the
work out of deciding what to do for you. No need to thank us;
just have fun out there.
Petco Warning on Stainless Steel Pet Food Bowls
Susan Thixton - Provided by one of you great attentive pet
owners out there - Petco has issued a warning about some of its
stainless steel pet food bowls. A radioactive material -
Cobalt-60 - was found in the bowls.
VIDEO: Watch the New Pet Food Documentary Trailer
Susan Thixton - Here is the promotional trailer for the new pet
food documentary Pet Fooled.
The Media Warnings Begin
Susan Thixton - As expected, the media warnings have begun
warning pet owners against the feeding of raw pet food. This
media warning - at least - had one pet owner opposing opinion.
But they did not bother to find veterinary opposing opinion
(which are many).
Today in History - Thursday - August 9, 2012
1831 - The first steam locomotive began its first trip between
Schenectady and Albany, NY.
1842 - The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty,
which solved a border dispute.
1848 - Martin Van Buren was nominated for president by the Free-Soil
Party in Buffalo, NY.
1892 - Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph.
1910 - A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing
1942 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested Britain. He was not released
1944 - The Forest Service and Wartime Advertising Council created
"Smokey the Bear."
1945 - The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came
three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were
killed. Japan surrendered August 14.
1945 - The first network television broadcast occurred in
Washington, DC. The program announced the bombing of Nagasaki,
1956 - The first statewide, state-supported educational television
network went on the air in Alabama.
1965 - Singapore proclaimed its independence from the Malaysian
1973 - The U.S. Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair
filed suit against President Richard Nixon.
1974 - U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R.
Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S.
1975 - The New Orleans Superdome as officially opened when the
Saints played the Houston Oilers in exhibition football. It cost
$163 million to build.
1985 - Arthur J. Walker, a retired Navy officer, was found guilty of
seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union.
1996 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as president of Russia for the
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired Prime Minister Sergei
Stepashin and his entire cabinet for the fourth time in 17 months.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced he would support
federal funding for limited medical research on embryonic stem
2004 - Trump Hotel and Casion Resorts announced plans to file for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Syrian troops kill insurgents in eastern city of Deir al-Zour
Press TV - Syrian security forces have killed several insurgents during
clashes in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour. The fighting comes a day
after similar clashes broke out between the government troops and
insurgents in the city on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the foreign-sponsored
insurgents announced withdrawal from the Salahuddin neighborhood of the
northwestern city of Aleppo. The Syrian army said on Thursday that its
forces are in full control of Salahuddin.
Egyptian Police, Armed Men Clash in Sinai
VOA News - Egyptian police have clashed with armed men in the Sinai
peninsula, a day after military airstrikes killed 20 suspected militants
in the area. State television said the fighting resumed Thursday outside
a police station in El-Arish, about 50 kilometers from the border with
Israel and the Gaza Strip. There were no immediate reports of
casualties. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi fired his intelligence
chief and the governor of North Sinai on Wednesday in a major
reorganization. The military said it carried out its operation Wednesday
to restore peace and regain control after an increase in lawlessness
following the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.
Suicide Bombers Kill 3 NATO Troops in Afghanistan
VOA News - Three NATO troops have died in eastern Afghanistan in what
local officials say was an attack by two suicide bombers. A NATO
statement said the troops died Wednesday after an insurgent attack in
eastern Afghanistan, but gave no further details. Local officials said
the suicide bombers struck a NATO foot patrol in Kunar province. Also
Wednesday, the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan released a new
report saying civilian casualties declined by 15 percent in the first
half of this year.
US urges Palestine to postpone UN petition
RT - The US is pressuring the Palestinian Authority (PA) to delay its
efforts on upgrading its UN membership in September until after the
American presidential election, according to a senior Palestinian
official. “There are pressures from the United States and some Arab
parties to delay the voting until after the United States presidential
elections, due in November,” Palestine Liberation Organization Executive
Committee member Saleh Raafat told Voice of Palestine radio.
‘France to hit recession in Q3 of 2012'
Press TV - The Bank of France has predicted that the European state is
set to head toward recession in the third quarter of the current year as
the eurozone continues to grapple with economic woes. The bank warned on
Wednesday that Paris is likely to enter recession in the third quarter
of the year as its economy is expected to contract by 0.1 percent for
the second quarter in a row.
Greece's Unemployment Rate Just Got Even More Horrifying
Business Insider - Greece's unemployment rate climbed to 23.1 percent in
May, up from 22.6 percent in April. The youth unemployment rate is
sitting at a jaw-dropping 54.9 percent.
US starts landmark Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam
AP - The United States on Thursday began a landmark project to clean up
a dangerous chemical left from the defoliant Agent Orange — 50 years
after it was first sprayed by American planes on Vietnam's jungles to
destroy enemy cover. Dioxin, which has been linked to cancer, birth
defects and other disabilities, will be removed from the site of a
former U.S. air base in Danang in central Vietnam. The effort is seen as
a long-overdue step toward removing a thorn in relations between the
former foes nearly four decades after the Vietnam War ended.
Olympic logo: messy racist irrelevance?
Press TV - Iran said a few months ago that the logo design spells out
the word “Zion” (biblical term for Bait-ul-Muqaddas) that is the
perceived promise land in the Bible and the basis upon which Zionists
justify their illegal occupation of the Palestinian lands. The country
sent a letter to president of the International Olympic Committee
Jacques Rogge in which it threatened to boycott the Games over the
“revolting” politicized logo. The move came as internet users started
seeing “Zion” in the logo almost immediately after its launch.
India government outraged at Sikh shooting deaths of six people, but
says nothing about Monsanto-linked deaths of 200,000 farmers
(NaturalNews) The shooting deaths of six members of a Sikh temple in Oak
Creek, Wis., recently was a genuine tragedy, to be sure, but the Indian
government seems to be engaging in selective outrage when compared to
the number of Indian farmers who have died under Monsanto-linked
U.N. pulls all monitors out of Syrian town because of security concerns
CNN News - The United Nations has pulled all of its 24 monitors out of
the Syrian city of Aleppo because of the "deteriorating security
situation," a spokeswoman for the mission there told CNN.
VIDEO: Parkinson’s Sufferer Arrested for ‘Not Smiling’ at Olympic Men’s
Adan Salazar - A spectator seeks an exoneration after he claims he was
arrested for “not smiling” during the 2012 London Olympic Men’s Cycling
Road Race. Mark Worsfold, 54, a martial-arts trainer who suffers from
Parkinson’s disease, wants a “letter of exoneration” after what he
claims was a gross over-reaction on the part of Surrey Police. Worsfold
explains, “I was sitting minding my own business…Before I knew anything
the police grabbed me off this seven-foot wall, threw me to the floor
and cuffed me so all I saw of the cycle race was between the feet of
people from the pavement.”
Rare Snowfall Stuns Johannesburg
weather.com - Temperatures dropped to below freezing Tuesday morning as
snow flurries blew through South Africa's commercial hub, dusting the
city in white.... Snowflakes are a rare commodity in Johannesburg, even
as South Africa endures its winter months. The South African Weather
Service says it has only snowed in Johannesburg 22 other days in the
last 103 years. Related:
In pictures: Rare snow...
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Reality Check: The U.S. Government Created Al Qaeda?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the United States
government created Al Qaeda and yet in some countries is still
fighting them while in others is supporting them.
NYPD Unveils Crime- And Terror-Fighting ‘Domain Awareness
CBS News - A dramatic new way to track criminals and potential
terrorists was unveiled Wednesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. It melds cameras, computers and
data bases capable of nabbing bad guys before they even know
they’re under suspicion. If a suspicious package is left at a
location by a terrorist the NYPD will now be able to instantly
tap into video feeds to look back in time to see who left it
there, and that’s just one of the many things the NYPD’s new
high-tech “Domain Awareness System” can do, CBS 2′s Marcia
Check out this Homeland Security armored vehicle being hauled
DHS and US Military Make Final Preparations Before Announcing
Susanne Posel - informants and military personnel are coming
forth anonymously to confirm that martial law “is right around
the corner.” However, right now we are under a silent martial
law and citizens are reporting strange and unexplainable
activity from the US armed forces and multiple federal agencies
that point to a covert preparatory operation to completely lock
down America in the very near future. Sources from multiple
locations across the nation have independently confirmed that
the US military are
repositioning soldiers in conjunction with allied foreign
troops in the initial stages of martial law.
TSA harassment sends rape victim to emergency room
RT - What would have likely been a routine flight out of a
Florida airport this weekend ended with a woman being sent to
the emergency room after TSA agents insisted on groping a
traumatized rape victim in a security pat-down that put her in
the hospital. A user of the online Web forum FlyerTalk.com
writes that his wife was admitted to the ER for treatment after
agents with the Transportation Security Administration cited an
“anomaly” in her bra as a reason to subject her to an intrusive
closed-door screening on Sunday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
Department of Homeland Security orders over a half ton of high
Activist Post - A solicitation placed today at the Government
marketplace shows that the Department of Homeland Security, via
the Transportation Safety Administration has requested 700
pounds of High Density Ammonium Nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5
Flake RDX, with a delivery date by 31 August, 2012. That is less
than 4 days before the start of the Democratic National
Convention. Why would the DHS/TSA order such material? From
their Statement of Work.
Sikh temple gunman killed himself after rampage
CBC News - The gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in
the U.S. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
after he was shot by police, the FBI announced. FBI Special
Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson told a news conference Wednesday
that investigators have not yet "clearly defined a motive" for
Sunday's shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
FBI arrests Sikh temple shooter’s ex-girlfriend
The Trenches - Why was her place searched in the first place?
Authorities in Wisconsin have arrested the ex-girlfriend of the
man believed responsible for Sunday’s shooting rampage at a Sikh
temple outside of Milwaukee. Misty Cook was brought into custody
on Tuesday night for illegal possession of a weapon.
US Government Proposes Law Making It Illegal For Them To Kill
Zero Hedge - Last Friday, US Congressman Dennis Kucinich
introduced HR 6357, a bill which aims to ‘prohibit the
extrajudicial killing of United States citizens’ by the federal
government. In other words, in the Land of the Free, they need
to pass a law to prevent the government from indiscriminately
murdering its own citizens. Now if this doesn’t give one reason
to pause and consider the distortions of liberty that have taken
place in western civilization, I don’t know what will. Think
Blackwater Pays $7.5 Million To Avoid War Crimes Prosecution
Alexander Higgins - The notorious mercenary firm formerly known
as Blackwater and then XE services, among other names has just
paid a $7.5 million fine as part of a deferred prosecution
agreement that let’s them get off the hook for a wide range of
criminal activities – from smuggling arms to providing weapons
to a foreign head of state to supplying mercenary forces to
government under US sanctions – as long as they don’t get caught
again within the next 3 years.
Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police
Care2 - Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being
attacked in her apartment. Instead of helping her, Tacoma police
tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an
interpreter. Two police officers were dispatched who had been
told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and
immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and
stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from
her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms,
and swelling on the right side of her face. Then they handcuffed
Deaf woman helpless...
Colo. Health Officials to Thief: Don’t Open That Box!
Time News - If the person who removed a radioactive sensor from
a local construction site would please return it unopened, the
people of Denver would be very grateful. Colorado health
officials have a warning for whoever stole a Troxler 3430
Surface Moisture Density Gauge last week: Whatever you do, don’t
open it. It’s radioactive....
According to Jim Hill of KUNC radio, the Troxler 3430
contains the radioactive isotopes cesium-137 and
americium-241/beryllium, both “in sealed and welded containers.”
IMPORTANT: If RNC insists Maine Convention was held improperly
then there was NO Convention and Mitt is OFF the state ballot
Daily Paul - As I was reading the election law code for the
State of Maine I came upon one very important bit of information
that might just put an end to the RNC questioning if the Maine
GOP state convention was held properly or not. In Maine, the law
states that there has to be a State Convention for that
political Party's Presidential Candidate to appear on the
ballot. If the RNC insists that the selection of the delegates
was not properly done, not only do they void the delegates
elections, but by default they void out the entire State
Convention. At that point no Republican nominee is allowed on
the State Ballot, and Obama wins by default.
YouTube: Kokesh: PaulFest You don't want to miss this!
Published on Aug 6, 2012 by AdamKokesh.
Conservatives Saying This Could Have Been The Moment Mitt Romney
Lost The Election
Business Insider - Mitt Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul appeared
on Fox News' America's Newsroom this morning to hammer the
controversial ad from a pro-Obama SuperPAC that blames Romney
for the death of a steelworker's wife. But in defending Romney,
she veered way off message, explaining that if the steelworker,
Joe Soptic, had lived in Massachusetts, he and his wife would
have been able to get health insurance under Romney's
health-care reform legislation.
Kurt Haskell Wins House of Representatives Primary in Michigan
Kurt Nimmo - Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell has beaten his
opponent in the August 7 primary for a seat in the House of
Representatives. Haskell defeated fellow Democrat Ruben Marquez
and will face Republican Tim Walberg in November. Walberg is the
current Representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional
district. Kurt Haskell came to public attention following the
so-called underwear bomber incident on Christmas Day, 2009.
’9/11 Truther’ Willie Nelson To Sing at Republican National
Op-Ed News - In a priceless touch of irony, 9/11 truth advocate
Willie Nelson will be cheered by the Republican neocon
establishment as he sings for them in Florida later this month.
Mainstream political sites such as Politico and Breitbart have
reported on the fact that legendary entertainer Willie Nelson
will perform at the Republican National Convention. But neither
has dare made mention of the fact that Nelson, a
multi-generational favorite and cultural icon, is an avid
advocate of 9/11 truth, insisting that the attacks of September
11, 2001 were an implosion that hasn’t been properly
Cronyism, political donations explain Obama and Holder's failure
to charge top Wall Street bankers
(NaturalNews) Chicagoland politics are alive and well in the
Windy City under the "leadership" of former Obama chief of
staff-turned-mayor Rahm Emmanuel, but that political style is
being emulated by a former native son and seasoned practitioner
and his cronies in the nation's capital.
Over 100 Million Now Receiving Federal Welfare
weeklystandard.com - A new chart set to be released later today
by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee details a
startling statistic: "Over 100 Million People in U.S. Now
Receiving Some Form Of Federal Welfare." "The federal government
administers nearly 80 different overlapping federal means-tested
welfare programs," the Senate Budget Committee notes. However,
the committee states, the figures used in the chart do not
include those who are only benefiting from Social Security
VIDEO - Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher: 'The Fed Has Done
Its Job, Doing More QE Doesn't SOLVE The Problem'
Daily Bail - Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Bank of
Dallas President Richard Fisher talks about what the Federal
Reserve has done what is needed to stimulate the economy and
that it is now up to the private sector.
14 Questions People Ask About How To Prepare For The Collapse Of
Economic Collapse - How in the world is someone supposed to
actually prepare for an economic collapse? What should you do
with your money? How can you make sure that your family is going
to be okay? How can you prepare if your resources are extremely
limited? These are the kinds of questions people ask me all the
time. Once people understand that the economy has been
collapsing and will continue to collapse, then the next step for
most of them is that they want to get prepared for the storm
that is coming.
Afghan war hero denied Medal of Honor for criticizing
RT - Army Capt. William Swenson ran through a barrage of bullets
in Ganjgal, Afghanistan for six hours during a 2009 firefight
that left dozens dead and earned him a Medal of Honor
nomination. Three years later though, he’s yet to see that
award. Now a new report from one of the journalists who was
alongside Capt. Swenson when he risked his life during one of
the three tours he served abroad suggests that the soldier would
have already received his prestigious medal from the president
if it wasn’t for comments he made to his superiors after
explaining his role overseas.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Occupier charged with terroristic felony for protesting in front
RT - A protester belonging to an Occupy Wall Street group in
rural Pennsylvania is being charged with felony attempted bank
robbery and a terrorism-related charge for holding signs up
during a demonstration at a local Wells Fargo branch. David C.
Gorczynski, 22, was charged on Tuesday with attempted bank
robbery and terroristic threatening, both felonies, as well as
one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Police detained
him after he walked into an Easton, PA Wells Fargo branch with a
sign that read “You’re being robbed” and another that said “Give
a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can
rob a country.”
VIDEO: Nevada Foreclosure Fraud Stopped – As Soon As It Was Made
Alexander Higgins - Once Nevada made it a crime (a felony) to
file fraudulent mortgage foreclosure paperwork with the courts,
subject to 10 years in jail and fines of $10,000 per violation…
foreclosures stopped. Fighting ‘fraudclosure’ Nevada State
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto explains why she’s suing
Bank of America for a range of violations.
Southern California rattled by two 4.5 quakes within 10 hours
Reuters - A pair of moderate earthquakes, both registering a
magnitude 4.5, struck the Southern California town of Yorba
Linda on Tuesday night and Wednesday, rattling the region twice
within 10 hours, but no damage or injuries were reported....
Seismologists at USGS and the California Institute of Technology
in Pasadena said the twin quakes, called "doublets," occurred
near the so-called Whittier fault, one of the larger underground
fissures running through Southern California.
'A sudden increase in extreme weather events': the new Big Lie
Telegraph - The Warmists are getting desperate. Their attempt to
make much of the Muller non-story backfired horribly. Their yarn
about melting Greenland turned out to be ludicrously overdone.
Then, of course, there was Watts et al's paper showing that the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – the US
government department responsible for keeping tabs on America's
temperature data – has been fiddling the data so as to
exaggerate late 20th-century warming by 100 per cent.
Is there fluoride in your grapes?
(NaturalNews) Most of the talk concerning fluoride exposure
these days centers around the chemical's forced presence in many
public water supplies, and how this is causing an epidemic of
chronic health problems. But little do many people realize that
fluoride exposure is also problematic throughout the food
supply, including in fresh food crops that have been sprayed
with pesticides and herbicides made from fluoride compounds.
Are onions healthier than many superfruits?
(NaturalNews) Onions are not only a savory cooking staple to use
as an inexpensive seasoning and flavoring agent in your favorite
recipes. They also happen to be literally packed with beneficial
compounds. So packed in fact, that they are actually healthier
ounce for ounce than most "superfruits" like pomegranates, goji
berries and blueberries.
Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills ALL Bacteria Scientists
Throw At It
theaustralian.com - AUSTRALIAN researchers have been astonished
to discover a cure-all right under their noses -- a honey sold
in health food shops as a natural medicine. Far from being an
obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research
has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have
thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs"
plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world. Some
bacteria have become resistant to every commonly prescribed
antibacterial drug. But scientists found that Manuka honey, as
it is known in New Zealand, or jelly bush honey, as it is known
in Australia, killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested
National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic
drugs they don't need
RT - US psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children
in one third of all visits, which is a rate almost three times
higher than during the 1990’s. Roughly 90 percent of
antipsychotic prescriptions written between 2005 and 2009 were
prescribed for something other than what the US Food and Drug
Administration approves them for. Researchers say the increase
in antipsychotic drug prescription is largely to treat
disruptive behaviors, including attention deficit and
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – even though those disorders are
not treatable by antipsychotics. Medications such as Abilify and
Risperdal, which are used primarily to treat patients with
schizophrenia, are increasingly being prescribed “off label” to
control youngsters with ADHD who have problems controlling their
Popcorn ingredient found to be linked with Alzheimer’s
Fox News - A recent study has found that diacetyl, an ingredient
in popcorn responsible for its buttery flavor and smell, may be
linked to Alzheimer’s disease, UPI.com reported. The scientists
said they focused on the substance, because it has already been
associated with respiratory and other health issues in workers
at microwave popcorn and food-flavoring factories. According to
UPI.com, diacetyl is used in other products such as margarines,
snacks and candies, baked goods and in some beers and chardonnay
U.S. scores dead last again in healthcare study
Reuters - Americans spend twice as much as residents of other
developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less
efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a
report released on Wednesday. The United States ranked last when
compared to six other countries -- Britain, Canada, Germany,
Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, the Commonwealth Fund
Adrenal fatigue and the road to ruin
(NaturalNews)(NaturalNews) Are you tired all the time? Sleepy
during the day but can't sleep at night? So stressed out you
can't think straight? Crabby, depressed, sick all the time?
Muscle weakness, chronic pain, dizziness? These are just a few
of the classic symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
New study establishes a link between magnetic field exposures
(NaturalNews) A study published last month, by the Kaiser
Permanente Oakland Medical Center in California, points to
another kind of epidemic. Lead researcher De-Kun Li was prompted
to examine how exposure to magnetic fields might be related to
pregnancy and obese children.... Dr. Sam Milham, a leading
electromagnetic fields (EMF) epidemiologist (retired) and author
of "Dirty Electricity," shares his view on Li's research
findings, "Childhood obesity is unheard of among the Amish and I
believe that at least part of the reason is that they don't have
electrical service in their homes, they don't drive cars and
don't use cell phones." [We have EMF Stezer filters at the Power
Today in History - Wednesday - August 8, 2012
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South
Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile.
1844 - After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen
to lead the Mormons.
1876 - Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The
mimeograph was a "method of preparing autographic stencils for
1899 - The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall.
1911 - The number of representatives in the U.S. House of
Representatives was established at 435. There was one member of
Congress for every 211,877 residents.
1940 - The German Luftwaffe began a series of daylight air raids on
1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President
1945 - During World War II, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan.
1953 - The U.S. and South Korea initiated a mutual security pact.
1956 - Japan launched an oil tanker that was 780 feet long and
weighed 84,730 tons. It was the largest oil tanker in the world.
1966 - Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an
artificial heart pump in a patient.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon announced that he would resign the
1978 - The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific
probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.
1988 - It was announced that a cease-fire between Iraq and Iran had
1989 - The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, FL.
The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.
1990 - American forces began positioning in Saudia Arabia.
1991 - John McCarthy, a British TV producer was released by his
Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than five
years. A rival group abducted Jerome Leyraud in retaliation and
threatened to kill him if any more hostages were released.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council approved North and South Korea for
1994 - The first road link between Israel and Jordan opened.
1995 - Saddam Hussein's two eldest daughters, their husbands, and
several senior army officers defected.
2000 - The submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from ocean bottom after
136 years. The sub had been lost during an attack on the U.S.S.
Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to
sink a warship.
Syrian army in full control of Aleppo’s Salahuddin
Press TV - According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, Syrian troops
regained control of Salahuddin on Wednesday after days of heavy clashes
with terrorist groups. Fighting, however, continues between the Syrian
army and the insurgents in several other areas of Aleppo, including the
northern neighborhood of Ashrafyiah, the southern district of Sokkari
and the central area of Seif al-Dowla.
Egypt fires missiles against suspected militants in Sinai
RT - The Egyptian military has launched an assault against suspected
Islamist militants after they attacked security checkpoints along the
Egyptian-Israeli border. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed.
This comes just two days after 16 Egyptian soldiers were killed in
US courts Taliban with ‘high risk’ prisoner exchange
RT - The US plans to transfer several key Taliban figures from
Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a US POW, reports Reuters. Washington
seeks to curry favor with the terrorist organization with the new
concession in a bid to open the door to negotiations. The new initiative
would see all five terrorist leaders transferred to Qatar in a gesture
of goodwill to the Taliban, Reuters says, citing anonymous sources.
VIDEO: Iranian News Reports Child Hanged by Syrian 'Rebels'
Activist Post - According to a report made by Iraq’s Qanon news website,
Iraqi human rights activists are claiming that “armed rebel groups
attacked the house of a Shiite Iraqi family in the Seyede Zainab
neighborhood in the capital city of Damascus, killed all members of the
family and hanged the last one, a little child.” FARS News Agency
accompanied their own article with an alleged picture of the child, as
seen above. At this point, we cannot independently confirm the accuracy
of these reports.
Six degrees of absurdity: Iranian sanctions regime highlights US
RT - Washington has often been described as a revolving door, but when
it comes to Iran, the ever expanding sanctions regime risks catching
both Romney and Obama in an absurd trap of their own making, exposing
the politicization of the Iranian issue.
Syria’s Assad returns to public eye with ally Iran
NY Daily News - Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance
on state TV in nearly three weeks Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a
senior Iranian envoy even as the U.S. secretary of state urged stepped
up international planning for the regime’s collapse.
Syrian Army kills leader of Aleppo insurgents
Press TV - Abdul Jabbar al-Oqeidi, the leader of the Aleppo military
council of the self-proclaimed Free Syrian Army, has been killed in an
operation conducted by the Syrian Army, Press TV reports. On the same
day, the Syrian Army attacked insurgents in the al-Asileh neighborhood
of Aleppo, killing and injuring 150 insurgents. In addition, insurgents’
vehicles equipped with machine guns were damaged in the operation.
Syria insurgents massacre 16 civilians near Homs
Press TV - Insurgents have killed at least 16 civilians, mostly Alawites
and Christians, near the western Syrian city of Homs. Earlier in the
day, insurgents carried out mortar attacks on several neighborhoods in
Homs, damaging residential areas and injuring many people.
CFR Strategist Praises Al-Qaeda Bombings In Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Senior Council on Foreign Relations fellow Ed
Husain has hailed the presence of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria, praising
their fighting prowess in aid of FSA rebels while also lauding the
increasing number of successful bombings carried out by Al-Qaeda
fighters. In case you didn’t get the memo – Al-Qaeda – the same group
the United States accuses of carrying out the most devastating terrorist
attack on U.S. soil in history, is now our ally in Syria. Terrorist
attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda in Syria are inherently moral and good.
Down is the new up.
Dire shortage of medicine reported in Syria as clashes escalate
LA Times - Escalating violence in Syria has shut down pharmaceutical
plants, piling another worry onto the woes facing the Syrian people:
Severe shortages of medicine. The World Health Organization warned
Tuesday that growing clashes between forces loyal to President Bashar
Assad and opposition fighters around the cities of Damascus, the
capital, and Aleppo have damaged and closed many of the local plants
that make the vast majority of medicines. The country produces most of
its own pharmaceuticals.
France Plans A 75% Tax Rate On The Rich
NY Times - President François Hollande is vowing to impose a 75 percent
tax on the portion of anyone’s income above a million euros ($1.24
million) a year. “Should I be preparing to leave the country?” the
executive asked Mr. Grandil. The lawyer’s counsel: Wait and see. For
now, at least.
Canadian military to spend $1 billion on unmanned armed drones
yahoo.com - According to a report in the Ottawa Citizen, the Harper
government recently approved a military 'request to aerospace firms' to
provide details about the types of drones now available in the
marketplace. The 'request' pointed out the need for the unmanned
aircraft to operate in the Arctic. The aircraft should also be able to
carry precision-guided munitions, the government said.
Olympic Political Correctness
National Review - Who will win the racial-sensitivity gold medal? The
London Olympics features 302 events. But this year there clearly is a
new category: racial sensitivity. These Olympic Games are rife with
examples of people taking offense, and it’s time to discuss some
guardrails and guidelines before political correctness takes over
Psychologists Say Not Joining Facebook is ‘Suspicious’
UK Daily Mail - The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to
point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass
murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of
Facebook profiles. On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that
human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of
young job candidates who don’t use the site.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Claim: 'Absolute proof' Obama was Indonesian citizen
A college classmate of Barack Obama who wrote a column asserting
“The Obama Scandal is at Columbia” says he received a call from
a reporter who claims to have “absolute proof” Obama became an
Indonesian citizen. World Net Daily has reported since 2008 that
an Indonesian school record shows Obama attended school in the
Asian nation registered as an Indonesian citizen and as a
Muslim. Read More...
Immigration program could legalize 1.8 million people
yahoo.com - As many as 1.76 million young illegal immigrants
could qualify for temporary legal status under President Obama's
deferred action program, says a new report from the Migration
Policy Institute. That's more than double the Obama
administration's initial estimate of 800,000 people who would
benefit from the program.... The government will begin accepting
applications online on August 15, and administration officials
said the nearly $500 application fee will completely pay for the
administrative costs of reviewing the applications. Those
accepted will also get work permits, and will have to renew
their legal status every two years.
Loughner pleads guilty to Tucson shooting
yahoo.com - Loughner's plea, coming after a federal judge ruled
that he was competent to stand trial, means he will not get the
death penalty. He now faces life in prison without the
possibility of parole.
BATMAN movie-goer brings guns, knives for 'protection'
A lawyer says there could be a simple explanation for why an
Ohio man allegedly armed himself to the teeth for a Saturday
night screening of "The Dark Knight Rises": He wanted the
protection. Scott A. Smith, 37, of North Ridgeville allegedly
packed a bag with a loaded 9-millimeter Glock, extra ammunition
clips and four knives for his trip to the movie theater,
according to Cleveland.com.
YouTube: GRAY STATE Official Concept Trailer
GRAY STATE SYNOPSIS: The world reels with the turmoil of war,
geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans
continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and
immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal
government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of
liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.
Get Tested Or Get Out: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls,
Kicks out Students Who Refuse or are Pregnant
aclu.org - In a Louisiana public school, female students who are
suspected of being pregnant are told that they must take a
pregnancy test. Under school policy, those who are pregnant or
refuse to take the test are kicked out and forced to undergo
Obama fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans
RT - Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in
May that the indefinite detention provisions signed into law
late last year by US President Barack Obama failed to “pass
constitutional muster” and ordered a temporary injunction to
keep the military from locking up any person, American or other,
over allegations of terrorist ties. On Monday, however, federal
prosecutors representing President Obama and Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta filed a claim with the 2nd US Circuit Court of
Appeals in hopes of eliminating that ban.
VIDEO: Armored Military Vehicles To Patrol Wisconsin
Paul Joseph Watson - Armored military vehicles of the type used
to hunt for insurgents in Afghanistan are set to patrol roads in
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin as part of a training exercise on
behalf of the U.S. Army Reserve. “(Capt. William) Geddes said
the U.S. Army Reserve wanted to alert the public to the training
dates so residents are not alarmed when a pack of heavily
armored military vehicles is driving around the county,” reports
Sheboyganpress.com. The exercises are being run despite the fact
that troops driving the M1117 Armored Security Vehicles have
already received their basic training.
San Francisco mayor drops 'Stop and frisk'
RT - Mayor Lee had previously endorsed a proposal to bring the
controversial policies across the country to the Bay Area and,
as recently as this June, said he supported the plan after a
sit-down with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. After opposition
erupted across the city, though — including from the entire
Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Chronicle reports — Mr.
Lee is now abandoning his previous stance on implementing
similar procedures in his city.
YouTube: Reality Check: GOP refuses to seat Maine delegation
unless they agree to "Compromise"?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the Republican National
Committee's attempt to keep liberty delegates who support Ron
Paul from being seated at the RNC unless they vote for Mitt
Ron Paul supporter Robyn Hamlin wins Missouri Congressional Dist
1 with 97% Reporting she WON with 58% of the vote
Daily Paul 8/7/2012.
RNC refuses to seat Maine delegation unless they agree to
Fox News - In the state of Maine, it is well documented that 21
of the 24 delegates are strong supporters of Congressman Ron
Paul. Those 21 delegates plan to go to Tampa later this month
and cast a vote for Dr. Paul to receive the nomination. A little
over a week ago, 20 of those 21 delegates were told that their
credentials were being challenged by Mr. Peter Cianchette (who
headed the Romney campaign in Maine). The grounds for the
challenge; that 20 of these 21 delegates were illegally elected
to represent Maine. As a result, the RNC planned to not seat the
entire Maine delegation at the RNC in Tampa. Now, here is where
it gets really interesting.
Santorum To Speak At GOP Convention
Reuters - Rick Santorum, the former presidential candidate who
lobbed harsh criticism at Romney during some bitter primary
contests, will join a host of other big-name Republicans as
headline speakers, according to Republican sources. Former
Florida Governor Jeb Bush will also speak at the convention,
along with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Tea Party hero and
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Paul spent much of the year
campaigning against Romney on behalf of his father, Texas
Congressman Ron Paul.
VIDEO: Media Reports Paul Won Five States Needed for Nomination,
Romney Breaks Rules to Deny Speaking Slot
hubpages.com - Continuing the bizarre shadow dance with reality
with respect to the candidacy of Ron Paul, the major media has
reported that Paul has indeed won the five state minimum
required to be on the ballot for nomination at the Republican
Convention this month, even as it continues to imply the
opposite. The latest parallel universe is the Nebraska story, in
which "Ron Paul's Delegate Insurgency Ends." This is ABC News.
That's right, ABC News.
For Unpaid College Loans, Feds Dock Social Security
smartmoney.com - According to government data, compiled by the
Treasury Department at the request of SmartMoney.com, the
federal government is withholding money from a rapidly growing
number of Social Security recipients who have fallen behind on
federal student loans. From January through August 6, the
government reduced the size of roughly 115,000 retirees' Social
Security checks on those grounds. That's nearly double the pace
of the department's enforcement in 2011; it's up from around
60,000 cases in all of 2007 and just 6 cases in 2000.
Debt Collectors Real & Fake Top List Of Most-Blocked Phone
Consumerist - According to a new list of most-blocked telephone
numbers, the only people more tenacious than debt collectors
about making non-stop calls to consumers are bogus debt
collectors possibly looking to steal your information or trick
you into making a payment.... So without further ado, here are
the 10 most-ditched numbers from YouMail users, along with
crowd-sourced identification of the callers.
9-Year-Old Boy Manages Makes $3,400 With Lemonade Stand To Help
Out His Hometown Of Detroit
Consumerist - Some children these days aren't always peddling
lemonade just to give their allowances a boost — in fact one
Detroit kid sold his wares last week in order to give whatever
boost he could to his entire city and pulled in quite a pretty
penny for such a young entrepreneur. He managed to sell almost
$3,400 from his stand as of last Friday to help Detroit through
its financial struggles.
VIDEO: Congress Proves They Don’t Care About Nearly 100 Million
Alexander Higgins - Despite hyped up rhetoric claiming they care
about the skyrocketing number of poor in the US Congress goes on
summer recess without taking action.... Senators claim they want
to focus on jobs, but lawmakers have already gone on their
summer break and have taken little action in the creation of
jobs and stimulating the economy in the last couple years.
VIDEO: Gas prices climb 30 cents a gallon
CNN Money - Gas prices continued their slow but steady march
higher Tuesday, surpassing a nationwide average of $3.63 cents a
gallon on the back of refinery problems in the United States and
higher crude oil prices globally. Nationwide average gasoline
prices are now 30 cents higher than they were just five weeks
ago. They are now at the midway mark between this year's high
price of $3.94 a gallon -- hit April 5 -- and the recent low of
$3.33 hit just over five weeks ago, according to AAA.
School system borrows 105 million, will pay 877 million in
voiceofsandiego.org - With advice from an Orange County
financial consultant, the district borrowed the money over 40
years in a controversial loan called a capital appreciation
bond. The key point for the district: It won’t make any payments
on the debt for 20 years. The bottom line: For borrowing $105
million in 2011, taxpayers will end up paying investors more
than $981 million by 2051, or almost 10 times what the district
borrowed. That’s wildly more expensive than a typical school
bond, in which a district pays back two or maybe three times
what it borrowed.
Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi
Daily Caller - Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the
U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the
driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried
retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company. The
internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in
federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama
administration figures. They also indicate that the
administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the
sequence of events surrounding the termination of those
non-union pensions, and that administration figures violated
VIDEO: Police State (Mastercard Parody)
Liberty Crier - An excellent parody of the Mastercard
commercials, starring the Police state we all pay for. Is it
time for a tax revolt?
U.S. Freezes All Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Decisions
PR Newswire - Federal nuclear regulators today froze at least 19
final reactor licensing decisions in response to a ruling by the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that spent nuclear fuel
stored on-site at nuclear power plants “poses a dangerous,
long-term health and environmental risk.”... The NRC action was
sought in a June 18, 2012 petition filed by 24 groups urging the
NRC to respond to the court ruling by freezing final licensing
decisions until it has completed a rulemaking action on the
environmental impacts of highly radioactive nuclear waste in the
form of spent, or 'used', reactor fuel storage and disposal.
Big Pharma shifting from deadly chemical drugs to bioelectric
(NaturalNews) Not content simply drugging its millions of
victims with mind-altering chemical and biological inputs, the
pharmaceutical industry is now developing ways to literally
transform the human brain into a drug industry-controlled,
biometric computer that will basically turn human beings into
nothing more than mind-controlled robots.
Google complies with FDA demands to secretly disable Adwords
accounts of nutritional detox companies
(NaturalNews) The latest attack on free speech in America comes
from the FDA and is supported by Google Adwords. NaturalNews has
learned that the FDA is quietly, and without notice to affected
companies, commanding Google to disable the full Adwords
accounts of nutritional supplement companies offering "detox" or
"chelation" nutritional products.
Research proves stress really does shorten your life span by
(NaturalNews) Researchers at the University of Colorado recently
identified a potential link between micronutrient deficiencies
and the development of postpartum depression. Up to 15 percent
of women experience a period of depression after giving birth,
and a link between nutrition and the psychoneuroimmunology
behind symptoms of depression may help prevent or remedy
postpartum depression with natural supplements or a targeted
Ginger could manage diabetes
Science Alert - Ginger, the common spice and ancient Asian
remedy, could have the power to help manage the high levels of
blood sugar which create complications for long-term diabetic
patients, a University of Sydney study reports. The study,
published in the prestigious natural product journal Planta
Medica, reveals the potential power of ginger to control blood
glucose by using muscle cells. Professor of pharmaceutical
chemistry Basil Roufogalis who led the research says ginger
extracts obtained from Buderim Ginger were able to increase the
uptake of glucose into muscle cells independently of insulin.
America's largest for-profit hospital chain unnecessarily
putting lives at risk
Press TV - Doctors at America's biggest for-profit hospital
chain performed needless and dangerous cardiac treatments for
years in an apparent attempt to bring in more money, the New
York Times reports. Prodded by a nurse, hospital giant HCA
investigated itself in 2010 and uncovered cardiologists who
couldn't justify their procedures at Florida hospitals over the
previous eight years. HCA insists it took "action where
necessary," but there's no evidence it reimbursed Medicare or
Medicaid for the procedures.
VIDEO: Flesh-eating bacteria victim: 'It was a simple cut'
katu.com - A simple cut nearly killed an Alaska man, who ended
up getting flesh-eating bacteria. The horrific condition
attacked his arm and nearly took his life.... After three trips
to the emergency room, doctors in Alaska realized Pereyra was
near death and flew him by helicopter to Harborview Medical
Center in Seattle.
YouTube: Robert F Kennedy Jr Shocking Vaccine Cover Up
This "Twisted-Vegetable" Makes Animals Fat - Are You Eating it?
Dr. Mercola - According to results from a 10-year long feeding
study on rats, mice, pigs and salmon, genetically engineered
feed causes obesity, along with significant changes in the
digestive system and major organs, including the liver, kidneys,
pancreas, genitals and more. Animals fed genetically engineered
Bt corn were less able to digest proteins due to alterations in
the micro-structure of their intestines. They also suffered
immune system alterations. Impaired ability to digest proteins
can have far-reaching implications for your health.
Splenda soon to unleash 'Nectresse' - Here's what you need to
know about this new 'natural' sweetener
(NaturalNews) According to the Nectresse website, the product is
"100 percent natural," and is made from the heat-stable extract
of an Asian melon known as monk fruit, or Lo Han. But monk fruit
is not the only ingredient in Nectresse, nor is it even the
primary ingredient. The first and most abundant ingredient in
Nectresse is actually erythritol, a sugar alcohol commonly
derived from corn, the vast majority of which has been
genetically modified (GM) in the U.S. And the second ingredient
in Nectresse is sugar, which is refined and more than likely
comes from GM sugar beets.
Digestive enzymes enhance nutrient absorption, gut health and
(NaturalNews) A survey of holistic practitioners by Ed McCabe,
Flood Your Body with Oxygen [available at The Power Mall],
for the order of nutrients' importance consensus was: Oxygen,
water, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins.... Enzymes are
energized, active protein compounds that are involved with every
aspect of digestion and all cellular metabolism throughout our
bodies. Without enzymes, food, minerals, and vitamins are
useless. In fact, every activity in our body from creating
cellular energy to building bone and muscle to hormonal
production and distribution, and even thinking are governed by
Doctors Advising Pregnant Women To Avoid TSA body Scanners
Steve Watson -
An article in the New York Times health and science section
today carries several revealing details indicating that doctors
and scientists are extremely wary of the TSA’s use of full-body
“backscatter” X-ray scanners. The article details an account
from pregnant Yolanda Marin-Czachor, a 34-year-old mother and
teacher from Green Bay, Wis., who says: “one of the first things
my doctor said was: ‘Do not go through one of those machines.
There have not been any long-term studies. I would prefer you
stay away from it.’ ”
20,000 AT&T Workers Go On Strike
Consumerist - UPDATE: The CWA has released a statement regarding
the strike, and also says the total number of striking workers
is around 22,500 (18,000 out west and 4,500 in Connecticut).
"Contract negotiations are never easy," said CWA District 9 Vice
President Jim Weitkamp. "But when AT&T violates the law
repeatedly, the process really can't work. Given AT&T's record
profits, tax breaks and jaw-dropping executive compensation,
there is no reason for them to insist on lowering the standard
of living of a single worker."
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Federal government now ruthlessly stealing thousands of dollars
from small farmers' bank accounts via 'Bank Secrecy Act'
(NaturalNews) If you run a family farm or other small business
in which you regularly make large cash deposits at the bank, you
could be in violation of a little-known federal law called the
Bank Secrecy Act. Making regular cash deposits of any amount, in
fact, could land you in the crosshairs of government tyrants
who, according to CBN News, have already seized tens of
thousands of dollars from family farmers whose only "crime" was
depositing their hard-earned cash in their bank accounts.
Today in History - Tuesday - August 7, 2012
1789 - The U.S. War Department was established by the U.S. Congress.
1782 - George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart.
1888 - Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving
1914 - Germany invaded France.
1928 - The U.S. Treasure Department issued a new bill that was one
third smaller than the previous U.S. bills.
1934 - The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling
striking down the government's attempt to ban the controversial
James Joyce novel "Ulysses."
1942 - U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the
first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
1959 - The U.S. launched Explorer 6, which sent back a picture of
1960 - The Cuban Catholic Church condemned the rise of communism in
Cuba. Fidel Castro then banned all religious TV and radio
1964 - The U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which
gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North
Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.
1974 - French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung
between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center.
1976 - Scientists in Pasadena, CA, announced that the Viking 1
spacecraft had found strong indications of possible life on Mars.
1981 - After 128 years of publication, "The Washington Star" ceased
1983 - AT&T employees went on strike.
1987 - The presidents of five Central American nations, met in
Guatemala City, and signed an 11-point agreement designed to bring
peace to their region.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. troops and
warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard against a possible invasion by
2003 - In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would
run for the office of governor.
Israel bars five foreign ministers from entering West Bank in ‘flagrant
violation’ of international law
Activist Post - Five foreign ministers of nations belonging to the
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) harshly criticized Israel for refusing to
allow them to enter the city of Ramallah in the West Bank for a meeting,
with one calling the move “a flagrant violation of the principles of
international law and of Israel’s obligations as the occupying power.”
Muslim Brotherhood establishes militia inside Syria
London Telegraph - Calling itself the "Armed Men of the Muslim
Brotherhood", the militia has a presence in Damascus as well as
opposition hot spots like Homs and Idlib. One of their organisers, who
called himself Abu Hamza, said that he started the movement along with a
member of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the opposition alliance.
Egyptian Islamists blame Mossad for deadly Sinai attack
RT - Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has blamed Mossad, the Israeli spy
agency, for a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai
on Sunday night. The act had further escalated tensions between the
formerly allied nations. The group’s official website posted that the
attack “can be attributed to Mossad, which has been seeking to abort the
revolution since its inception,” and went on to claim that that act was
an attempt to cast a shadow on the administration of President Mohamed
Shell pulls $15bln cash out of Europe
RT - Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled plans to move some of its cash from
Europe to the United States because of the growing fear of macroeconomic
risk. The Anglo-Dutch oil major may put about $15 billion into
non-European assets such as U.S. government bonds and bank accounts,
according to the company’s Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry. "There's
been a shift in our willingness to take credit risk in Europe," Henry
told The Times newspaper.
Why Is the U.S. Government Funding Islamic Terrorists Who Are Killing
Washington’s Blog - According to the Vatican’s official news service –
Fides – and many other Christian news sources, the Syrian opposition is
targeting Christians. Priests and bishops on the ground in Syria confirm
Police disperse Occupy Frankfurt camp (PHOTOS)
RT - Police have cleared an Occupy Frankfurt camp after ten months of
demos outside the European Central Bank headquarters. Barricades were
set up around the camp as police asked people to leave voluntarily,
forcibly removing those who sat down instead. The protesters have been
next to the European Central Bank since last October, demanding that
authorities to put an end to social and economic inequality.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Trump renews push to unseal Obama records
WND - Donald Trump is calling on Obama to release his sealed
records in exchange for Gov. Mitt Romney’s tax returns,
declaring it would be “a wonderful trade.”... Trump offered a
list of sealed documents he believes Obama should present for
the deal. “I’d like to see his college records,” he said. “I’d
like to see his college applications. I’d like to see something
about his past, which many people know nothing about. I’d like
to see his passport records, which are sealed.
Was the Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect Also Dosed Up on Legal
Activist Post - Was the suspect in the ‘Sikh temple shooting‘
case on a medley of pharmaceutical drugs like James Holmes,
Columbine shooter Eric Harris, Ted Kaczinski the “Unabomber”,
and virtually all others? The latest incident in which a minimum
of seven innocents were killed at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee,
now known as either the ‘Sikh shooting’ or the ‘Sikh temple
shooting’, has shocked citizens both nationally and
Gibson Guitar to Pay Fine Over Wood Imports
The Trenches - Gibson Guitar Corp. agreed to pay a $300,000 fine
to resolve a federal criminal investigation into allegations
that it illegally imported wood from Madagascar and India, in a
case that has fanned debate about whether the strict enforcement
of a century-old conservation law poses a threat to jobs....
Gibson Chief Executive Henry Juszkiewicz said he felt Gibson was
targeted inappropriately. He added that the company settled the
dispute to avoid the cost of litigation, and said he was
“gratified” that no criminal charges were brought.
Texas set to execute mentally disabled prisoner
RT - A medically diagnosed “mentally retarded” prisoner will be
executed by lethal injection in Texas on Tuesday, even though it
violates the US Constitution.
Washington green-lights American donations to Syrian rebels
RT - The US government has permitted its citizens to start
donating money to Syria’s opposition, paving the way for direct
help from US nationals to the rebel fighters. The Syrian Support
Group (SSG), a Washington-based organization closely connected
to rebel forces, has been granted a license by the US Treasury
to begin fundraising on behalf of the opposition. The move
allows the group to provide the rebels with “financial,
communications, logistical services otherwise banned” by
American sanctions on Syria, the Daily Telegraph reports.
VIDEO Sikh Temple Massacre: Multiple Shooters and Domestic
Kurt Nimmo - “Unnamed officials told NBC News that the suspect
had served in the U.S. army, had many tattoos, and held ‘some
kind of radical or white supremacist views’ but was not known to
be affiliated with any radical group. The suspect had only
traffic tickets on his criminal records, the officials told NBC
News,” the Daily Beast reported late Sunday.... The shooting
appears to be the work of an organized team. Despite the police
and FBI stating there was only one shooter who was shot dead by
police, people at the scene insist there was multiple shooters.
VIDEO: Eyewitness: 4 Man Team Behind Sikh Temple Shooting
Paul Joseph Watson - UPDATE: A separate source has corroborated
the other eyewitness claim – a family member whose parents were
victims of the shooting said his parents told him there were
“multiple shooters” involved in a “coordinated” attack. An
eyewitness to the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin says that a
team of four men dressed in black carried out the massacre,
contradicting the official narrative that a lone gunman was the
Sikh Temple Shooter Was In Army Psychological Operations
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones “A U.S. Army spokeswoman told
Yahoo News that Page served from April 1992 until October 1998
as a member of the psychological operations unit. He was never
deployed, but won numerous medals, including two for good
conduct and one for humanitarian service. Wade received basic
training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, moved to Fort Bliss in Texas
and finished at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.” 40-year-old Wade
Michael Page’s involvement with psychological operations bears
similarities to accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, who was
treated by University of Colorado psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton,
a former U.S. Air Force doctor.
Sikh Shooting Ties Into DHS ‘Veterans as Terrorists’ Narrative
Paul Joseph Watson - Lone gunman identified as US Army vet while
reports of multiple shooters ignored. “The gunman who shot six
people to death and wounded three others during a rampage at a
Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb was an Army veteran who may
have been a white supremacist, according to a law enforcement
source involved in the investigation,”
VIDEO: Shade The Motion Picture "Official Trailer"
For hundreds of years an elite group of oligarchs have ruled the
land, fueled by a legacy of sex, money, power and greed. .in the
last 60 years their power has become more consolidated as they
have become more organized. Their own white papers and other
documents show the diabolic plans they have in store for the
population. Produced & Directed by Shepard Ambellas & Jason
YouTube: Bruce Fein Explains The Snub Of Ron Paul By The RNC On
The Jerry Doyle Show
Bruce Fein was on The Jerry Doyle Show to talk about the RNC not
inviting ROn Paul to speak at the GOP convention in Tampa.
Nevada finishes paperwork to officially nominate Ron Paul at
Daily Paul - I was reading a thread on another forum from a
Nevada delegate and he said he was the 15th signature on the
nominating form. (15 = plurality). This is big news right?
Sign the Petition to get Ron Paul's Maine Delegates seated at
the GOP Convention
Daily Paul - After her loss at the Maine Republican Convention
last May, Jan Staples (along with Peter Cianchette, Chairman of
the Maine Mitt Romney Campaign), is now spearheading an effort
to unseat the National Delegates who were rightfully elected at
that convention. These National Delegates were voted on and
properly elected by a majority of the State Republican
Delegation. Now, Jan Staples is attempting to undo the
democratic process we all participated in during last May's
Paul Not Given Role at Republican Convention
Examiner - In a political move that defies logic, CNN is
reporting that presidential challenger Ron Paul has not been
asked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Instead, the Romney team has invited Former Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and South
Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Former Arkansas Governor Mike
Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Arizona Senator John McCain
and Florida Governor Rick Scott will also have prime time
speaking roles.... It seems likely that Congressman Paul's Audit
the FED bill and his stance on military intervention, while
popular nationally, may be displeasing to the big money
interests that are funding Governor Romney's campaign.
Harry Reid NOT releasing his own tax returns
Politico - Senate Majority Harry Reid again deflected questions
Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to
pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public.
Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files
as a member of Congress, which provide different information.
Stockton police and firefighters have no money to buy gas
RT - One of California’s bankrupt cities is struggling to keep
its police and firefighters in service. The two public safety
departments have no gasoline in the pumps at their stations,
because companies refuse to service those in bankruptcy.
Stockton, which filed for bankruptcy protection last week, said
its police can no longer pay its gas vendor the money it owes.
After running out of gas last week and finding a way to refill
it, the city has empty stations for the second time in a week.
YouTube: Death to Pennies
Why Pennies are economically inefficient and should be
VIDEO: Millionaire Buys Every Foreclosed Home in Michigan County
MyFoxDetroit.com reports Bill McMachen, a businessman and former
yacht dealer, paid about $4.8 million for all 650 tax foreclosed
properties at Macomb County's July 31 sale. Authorities had
announced at the auction that the properties could be sold as a
package deal for the price of the back taxes, which totaled
about $4.8 million. McMachen jumped at the chance.
Massive fire engulfs Chevron California refinery (PHOTOS)
RT - Firefighters are battling with a blaze that has torn
through oil giant Chevron’s Richmond refinery in California.
Officials have warned residents to stay indoors as toxic fumes
have been released during the fire. The blaze has been brought
under control by firefighters, but has not been put out. The
fire reportedly started in the facility’s main processing unit
at 6:15pm local time Monday (01:15 GMT Tuesday).
US infrastructure, highways and power grids, failing under
relentless heat wave
(NaturalNews) America is falling apart, literally, and the
extreme weather events of the past few months and years surely
have not helped the situation any. A recent New York Times (NYT)
piece explains that various roads, bridges, and even nuclear
power facilities all across the country are crumbling, or
otherwise undergoing severe structural damage, as a result of
the extreme heat waves that continue to sweep the nation.
VIDEO: Towns' Residents Flee Oklahoma Wildfires That Have
Destroyed Dozens of Homes
NBC NEWS - Firefighters are struggling to control more than a
dozen blazes that have scorched thousands of acres. NBC's Gabe
Gutierrez reports. New evacuations were under way Saturday as
well: Authorities ordered evacuations in the towns of Glencoe,
population of around 600, and Mannford, population about 3,000
in Creek County about 20 miles west of Tulsa. Thousands were on
the move as the fire in Creek County spread quickly, the
Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Chemotherapy backfires - causes healthy cells to feed growth of
(NaturalNews) It turns out that chemotherapy damages healthy
cells, causing them to secrete a protein that accelerates the
growth of cancer tumors.... This protein, dubbed "WNT16B," is
taken up by nearby cancer cells, causing them to "grow, invade,
and importantly, resist subsequent therapy," said Peter Nelson
of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He's
the co-author of the study that documented this phenomenon,
published in Nature Medicine.
The Martial Flu: U.S. Pandemic Laws Align with International
Activist Post - All of the new vaccines are DNA vaccines which
contaminate normal human DNA with patented GMOs, just as
Monsanto has been doing to organic fields with pollen drift. The
public has not been informed of this or given legal papers to
release their intellectual property rights over their own unique
Consuming Large Amounts of This Mineral Reduces Cancer Risk By
Prevent Disease - Who would have thought that the earth beneath
our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart
disease to thyroid problems to cancer? Yet that’s the view of
some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for
good health, are so low in soil in Europe that it’s affecting
the food chain, diets and, ultimately, the risk of disease.
Sprouts: So fresh, they're still growing!
(NaturalNews) Sprouts are a miracle food. As a 'living' food,
sprouts continue to grow higher in nutritional value after being
harvested. Sprouting is the process of germinating seeds to be
eaten raw or cooked. When seeds are soaked, the dormant seeds
turn into a nutritional powerhouse. For instance, when peas are
dry they have no Vitamin C; however, when sprouted for 48 hours,
they provide more Vitamin C than fresh oranges while Broccoli
sprouts help protect the body against cancer. A salad made from
an assortment of sprouts, compared with the traditional lettuce
salad, provides five times as much protein, six times as much
Vitamin C and seven times as much of the B Complex Vitamins and
costs less than half as much.
Seven toxic foods, drinks, and additives to cut out of your diet
(NaturalNews) With so much conflicting information out there
about which foods are healthy and which foods are not, it can be
difficult for many people to determine how best to approach a
healthy lifestyle that includes eating well. But a good place to
start is to avoid these seven toxic foods, beverages, and
additives that are quite common in the American diet.
Flame retardants are causing autism
(NaturalNews) More and more over the past 25 years, brominated
flame retardants have been used in home furnishings and
electronics to slow down fires. These chemicals are now
routinely found in household dust, food, air and in the
umbilical cords of newborns.
A New Name for Statin Drug Poisoning: Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Green Med Info - Few drugs are as toxic to the organ they are
prescribed to "treat" as statins. There are already hundreds of
studies indicating that statin drugs are muscle-damaging (myotoxic)
and nerve-damaging (neurotoxic), and yet they are somehow still
legally allowed to be sold to millions of patients worldwide,
ostensibly to protect the human heart -- which is, mind you, a
muscle with an exceptionally high density of nerves.
Cash rewards keep people on their medications
Reuters - Weekly rewards of as little as $5 could keep people on
track with their medications, says a new study. “It helps the
patient understand that we are serious about helping them get
treated,” said Dr. Deb Sodt, who leads the Minnesota Department
of Health Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Program and was not
involved in the new work.
In Praise of the Lowly Cucumber
Green Med Info - With no pretensions or aspirations for
superfood status, the lowly cucumber still offers a surprising
range of nutrients, and even some recently discovered health
benefits for diabetics. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy its
refreshing flavor paired with avocado is this quick and easy
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Insecticides Modified in GM Corn Polluting U.S. Waters
Activist Post - The research was conducted in the states of
Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, where corn fields are abundant.
Scientists found the bacterial protein washed off the corn and
directly into the streams. While they won’t say for certain what
this means for human health, the consensus is that it can’t be
Hartz ultra guard pro is poison
hartzvictims.org - I recently moved into my own apartment,
taking my kitten with me. My mom’s house was really damp and we
were never able to stop the fleas, so I asked my bf to pick up
some flea drops on the way home so we wouldn’t have an
infestation here too. As soon as I put the product on I could
tell something was not right, she just seemed depressed. A few
hours later I noticed the back leg twitchs that were so violent
I was worried she was going to break her foot or something,
along with shaking, not eating, and weird breathing.
Today in History - Monday - August 6, 2012
1787 - The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began. The
articles of the U.S. Constitution draft were to be debated.
1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor
Francis II abdicated.
1825 - Bolivia declared independence from Peru.
1914 - Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia. Serbia declared
war against Germany.
1926 - Gertrude Ederle became the first American woman to swim the
English Channel. She was 19 years old at the time. The swim took her
14 1/2 hours.
1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the
first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy"
was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated
140,000 people were killed.
1960 - Nationalization of U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuba
1962 - Jamaica became an independent dominion within the British
1965 - The Voting Rights Act was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B.
1985 - The 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing brought
tens of thousands of Japanese and foreigners to Hiroshima.
1986 - William J. Schroeder died. He lived 620 days with the
Jarvik-7 manmade heart. He was the world's longest surviving
recipient of a artificial heart.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council ordered a worldwide trade embargo
with Iraq. The embargo was to punish Iraq for invading Kuwait.
1993 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Louis Freeh to be the director of
1995 - Thousands of glowing lanterns were set afloat in rivers in
Hiroshima, Japan, on the 50th anniversary of the first atomic
1996 - NASA announced the discovery of evidence of primitive life on
Mars. The evidence came in the form of a meteorite that was found in
Antarctica. The meteorite was believed to have come from Mars and
contained a fossil.
1997 - Apple Computer and Microsoft agreed to share technology in a
deal giving Microsoft a stake in Apple's survival.
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours
testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S.
Biochar and LIFE 2012 by Doug Brethower
The first North American Biochar Conference was held in Boulder,
Colorado, August 2009. In 2012, a meeting of the US Biochar
Initiative was held the first week of August 2012 in Sonoma,
California. Despite years of high level meetings, to this day,
the most often asked question by traditional farmers is,
"What is biochar?"
NATO airstrike kills Haqqani leader
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO forces killed a local commander for the
Haqqani insurgent group in an airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, the
military alliance said Monday. Sher Mohammad Hakimi was hit on Sunday in
Logar province, the coalition said.
US, Israel arranging roles in Iran war theater?
RT - Reports are surfacing of a US-Israeli plan to attack Iran’s
ballistic missile batteries, giving Israel extra space to tackle Syria
and Hezbollah. While no talks have been confirmed, anonymous sources
claim that war plans have been put to paper. While it’s unclear how
far-reaching the US and Israeli plans are, some say the allies have
detailed intentions to destroy the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missiles
– and let Israel launch an assault on Syria and Hezbollah to boot. An
anonymous US military source told DEBKAfile, a website covering
Israel-related security issues, that the US Air Force will be tasked
with destroying Iran’s Shahab-3 ballistic missile batteries.
Imminent terror attack on London?
Press TV - With regard to Lowy’s talent for investment in places that
are victims of terrorist attacks, the question raises that whether the
Olympic Park would be a possible target for terrorist attacks? Frank
Lowy is one of the Zionist capitalists, who you may have heard less
about. He tends not to be raised in the press and media in order to
pursue his own commercial and political affairs comfortably.... He is
among the founders and mangers of influential Israeli and American think
tanks; He has paid enormous amounts of money to influence large
governments’ foreign policies towards the Middle East, especially in the
Israeli-Arab conflict; finally he is one of the Zionists who received
heavy compensation from insurance companies after the 9/11 attacks.
Greece: 6,000 detained during raids on immigrants
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they have detained some 6,000
people in Athens on suspicion that they have entered the country
illegally and will deport more than 1,600 of them to their home
Israel upgrades missile shield over Iran, Syria fears
RT - Israel is upgrading its ‘Arrow II’ missile shield over fears of
possible attacks by Iran and Syria. The ‘Block-4’ upgrade is currently
being installed and deployed across the country, a senior Israeli
defense official said on Sunday. The US Missile Defense Agency and the
Israeli Missile Defense Organization completed a successful test-run of
the Block-4 in February.
Iran Says Test-Firing Of Missile a Success
NY Times - Iran said Saturday that it had successfully test-fired an
upgraded version of a short-range ballistic missile with improved
accuracy, increasing its capacity to strike land and naval targets.
Iran’s defense minister, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, said the solid-fueled
Fateh-110 missile had a range of 185 miles. He also said the weapon
could strike with pinpoint precision, making it the most accurate weapon
of its kind in Iran’s arsenal.
Syria conflict: Troops 'mass for Aleppo assault'
BBC August 5, 2012 - More than 20,000 Syrian troops are massed around
Aleppo, military sources say, as fighting rages for control of the
country's second city. Fighter jets, helicopters and artillery have
pounded rebel positions ahead of a feared full-scale assault within
days. Tanks are trying to push into two key rebel-held areas, the
opposition says. In Damascus, another vital battleground in the war,
army sources said rebels had been pushed from a last stronghold. The
rebels said they had withdrawn.
Britain secretly equipping Syrian rebels with latest satellite phones to
help topple Assad
Daily Mail - The supply of the latest generation of handsets is part of
the Foreign Office’s mission to mould militias into a coalition capable
of governing the country. The phones, used by the Ministry of Defence,
are designed for rugged environments and are shock, dust and water
resistant. Whitehall sources also confirmed the Foreign Office is
teaching negotiation and ‘stabilisation’ skills to opposition leaders,
and advising on how to address the Syrian people and international
U.S. To Start Carving Up Afghanistan's Vast Resources
Activist Post - As part of the DOD’s Task Force for Business and
Stability Operation (TFBSO), the DOD and USGS (United States Geological
Survey) are working together to “map more than 70 percent of the
country’s surface and identify potential high-value deposits of copper,
gold, iron, and other minerals.
VIDEO: London Olympics 2012 ' Zion' Logo
[Editor's note: "ZiON" If it is 2012, why the second "2" is different
from the first "2" ? Also there is no dot in the "2012" figure.
The London 2012 logo seen here.
YouTube: The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and
A quick explanation of the terms United Kingdom, Great Britain, England
and much much more.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Shooting at Sikh temple: who benefits big-time?
(NaturalNews) The official and repeating scenario ("we believe
there was only one shooter") has already been contradicted....
The FBI is calling this an act of domestic terrorism. Why? No
reason given. Domestic terrorism would indicate the intent to
attack America itself. Even if this is called a hate crime, that
doesn't automatically equate with "domestic terrorism." The
authorities are going to work with this idea of domestic
terrorism and make some hay out of it for themselves. Coming on
the heels of the Batman murders, this attack is sure to spur
efforts to enact tighter gun control. As with the two witnesses
in Aurora who contradicted the official scenario, these two in
Wisconsin are remarkably calm.
Fact or fiction: Holmes father to testify; James Holmes photos
(NaturalNews) Two issues in the Aurora shootings are red hot at
the moment, and are being presented and discussed all over the
Internet. The first is the claim that Robert Holmes, James
Holmes' father, was or is to testify before a senate panel on
the Libor scandal.
Police raid wrong house, kill family dog and make children sit
with its bloody corpse
(NaturalNews) According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in
Minneapolis, members of the St. Paul Police Dept. drug unit
broke down the door to the home of lead plaintiff Roberto Franco
and shot the family dog before handcuffing all nine occupants -
including three children - who were then forced "to sit next to
the carcass of their dead and bloody pet for more than an hour."
The suit states the anti-drug team continued to search Franco's
property even after realizing they raided the wrong house.
VIDEO: Should Obama And Congress Be Arrested Under The NDAA?
Azizonomics - If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is
illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and
Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to
al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and
President Obama violating their own law?
Shooting at Wis. Sikh Temple Called “Hate Crime”
Paul Joseph Watson - The narrative behind the shooting is
already being manufactured to demonize conservatives. Police and
fire departments are handling a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak
Creek, Wis., south of Milwaukee, where at least seven people,
including the gunman, are dead, according to the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel and other news organizations. At least three
people, including a police officer who exchanged shots with the
suspect, have been injured and taken to a hospital.... The
shooter was a white male in his 30s, Ven Boba Ri, one of the
temple’s committee members, tells the Journal-Sentinel. “It’s
pretty much a hate crime,” he tells the news organization. “It’s
not an insider.” RT related article/potos here.
Homeland insecurity: DHS drops proposal to screen chemical plant
employees over industry complaints
End the Lie - When the massive Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) ditched their proposal to screen employees working at
chemical plants after major industry players complained, I
realized that indeed the naked falsehood behind the war on
terror could actually become more evident.
VIDEO: Giant Drone’s Laser Cannon Nixed by Congress
Wired - Despite the best efforts of the Missile Defense Agency
and its allies in the House of Representatives, the Pentagon
will not be giving Boeing a multi-million dollar contract to
equip its king-sized, experimental “Phantom Eye” unmanned aerial
vehicle with a directed energy weapon. Not if the Senate’s
moneymen have anything to say about it.
New Effort To Curtail Posse Comitatus After Colorado Massacre
Paul Joseph Watson - ‘Citing an alleged increase in the use of
improvised explosive devices on U.S. soil, including last
month’s Colorado massacre, the federal government and members of
Congress are pushing for Posse Comitatus to be curtailed and for
the U.S. military to work closer with law enforcement in
fighting “homegrown terrorists”.
Report: Jared Loughner to plead guilty in Tucson shooting
Raw Story - According to the [Los Angeles Times]... two sources
familiar with the trial’s proceedings said mental health experts
had determined Loughner was fit to stand trial, and that they
would testify to that effect on Tuesday in U.S. District Court
in Arizona. Some had speculated whether Loughner was criminally
insane and should be institutionalized, not incarcerated, for
allegedly carrying out the shooting. The Times said it was
unclear whether Loughner would plead guilty to every charge
against him, or only to some.
Man with concealed gun stops stabbing massacre
(NaturalNews) As the political debate heats up once more in the
wake of yet another shooting massacre, it again becomes
necessary to ask the nation to take a collective deep breath and
stop to think about the real reason why the founding fathers
included the right to keep and bear arms in our Constitution.
VIDEO: Vermont Man Uses Tractor to Flatten 8 Police Cars
Liberty Crier - A man who was allegedly angry about criminal
charges crushed multiple police cruisers with a farm tractor.
Lemonade Freedom Day 2012 – August 17-18, 2012
Liberty Crier - Learn about a history of peaceful
non-compliance, how to peacefully stand up for your rights in
confrontational situations and how to take responsibility for
your freedom. Farm fresh dinner to follow.
YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 8/6/12
Sanctions on Iran and Syria: Closer to Another Criminal War.
Ron Paul Supporters Fighting for Control of Oregon Republican
Delegation to RNC
Oregon Live - Texas Rep. Ron Paul won less than 13 percent of
the vote in Oregon's Republican presidential primary, but his
supporters now make up at least half of the state's delegation
to the national convention in Tampa later this month.
Obama campaign, DNC sue Ohio to restrict military voting
Examiner - The Obama re-election campaign, along with the
Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party
filed a lawsuit in Ohio to strike down part of that state's law
regarding military voting, Breitbart.com reported Thursday.
"Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up
until the Friday before the election," Mike Flynn wrote.
Military members, he added, are "given three extra days to do
9 big companies that will never recover
Press TV - To compile a list of names that were once leaders in
their industries, but are no longer and likely will never be
again, 24/7 Wall St. looked at companies that have lost most of
their market share, suffered sharp share price erosion, and
posted a sharp drop in earnings, or even losses.
'US economy lost 1.2 million jobs in July'
Press TV - The U.S. economy lost 1.2 million jobs between June
and July, according to Jacob Goldstein of Planet Money. There
are huge seasonal fluctuations in employment that occur in a
predictable way, year after year. Retailers staff up before
Christmas, and lay people off in January. Public school
districts staff up in the fall — and let people go in July,
after the school year ends.
Treasury Auditing Gold at the NY Fed for the First Time Ever
LA Times - The federal government has quietly been completing an
audit of U.S. gold stored at the New York Fed. The effort
included drilling small holes in the bars to test their purity.
The Treasury Department has refused to disclose what the audit
has revealed so far, saying the results will be announced by
year's end. But as one former top Fed official said recently,
the testing may finally prove that "Goldfinger didn't sneak in
at night" and take the gold.
VIDEO: 'We Built China Into A Monster And Getting Our Just
Alexander Higgins - Congressman Rohrabache says the US has
created a monster in China that steals our technology, jobs,
sabotages our economy and literally gets away with murder. As
America battles a crippled economy and high unemployment, its
superpower status seems to be ever more fragile. Meanwhile,
China’s economy and military continue to grow at an amazing rate
— and some US politicians say America is to blame.
How the IRS Takes the Gold After the Olympics
The Trenches - Our Olympic medalists will rake in handsome
rewards for representing their country, but they will also have
to give a chunk back to Uncle Sam in taxes, notes the Americans
for Tax Reform Foundation. Under U.S. tax law, they must include
the value of their Olympic medals and prizes in their taxable
income. The precious metal in the medals is worth about $675 for
gold, $385 for silver and under $5 for bronze. But medalists
take in handsome cash prizes, too: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for
silver and $10,000 for bronze. Assuming they’re paying the top
U.S. tax rate of 35%, that means Olympians would have to shell
out $8,750 for winning gold, $5,250 for silver and $3,500 for
Bankrupt California cities slash public services to fund
RT - As some California cities face bankruptcy, public services
are being slashed so unusually high pensions can stay on the
books. Stockton’s former police chief rakes in a pension of more
than $200,000 a year, while also working another job. The former
police chief retired at age 52, and was among four of the city’s
chiefs who held the job for less than three years, while
retiring with an average of 92 per cent of their final salaries.
12 Million Americans Are Sociopaths
Washington's Blog - We’ve extensively documented that sociopaths
in D.C. and on Wall Street caused the financial crisis. But we
didn’t realize how many people are sociopaths. Psychologist
Martha Stout – who – clinical instructor in psychiatry at
Harvard Medical School for 25 years – estimates in her book The
Sociopath Next Door that as many as 4% of the population are
conscienceless sociopaths who have no empathy or affectionate
feelings for humans or animals. ...using the U.S. as an example,
that means that 12 million Americans are sociopaths.
EPA violated 10th Amendment and state rights - Virginia
coalition files federal suit over unconstitutional rain water
(NaturalNews) The Tenth Amendment has been described by some
constitutional scholars and experts as the Bill of Rights'
catch-all amendment, in that it was written into the nation's
founding document as a way to remind future federal lawmakers
and officials that unless the Constitution explicitly allows it
or bans it, states - as sovereign entities - are free to do as
Nun shuts down the only weapons-grade uranium facility in US
RT - A group of protesters, including an 82-year old nun, broke
into the only US government’s facility for enriching and storing
weapons-grade uranium, smearing human blood on the walls of the
unit where the nuclear bomb component is stored. The facility,
located in Tennessee, was shut down after it failed to keep out
the trespassers. The private contractor responsible for its
protection, WSI Oak Ridge, is a wing of the same company that
failed to provide enough staff at the London Olympic Games. As a
result, the British government was forced to deploy extra
British Army troops.
Alzheimer's is really just 'type-3' diabetes, new research shows
(NaturalNews) Emerging research on the widespread degenerative
brain disease known as Alzheimer's suggests that this prevalent
form of dementia is actually a type of diabetes. Published in
the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, a recent study out of Rhode
Island Hospital (RIH) confirms that Alzheimer's is marked by
brain insulin resistance and corresponding inflammation, a
condition that some researchers are now referring to as type-3
diabetes... Coconut Oil available at the Power Mall
Inflammation is a major reason why you can't lose weight
(NaturalNews) It's well established that obesity is
characterized by low-level chronic inflammation. Several
theories as to how this inflammation occurs have been proposed,
but dietary choices seem to be the most important factor
involved. It's increasingly recognized that regular consumption
of certain foods leads to diet-induced inflammation; which in
turn sets the stage for insulin resistance, leptin resistance
and other conditions that go hand in hand with overweight and
obesity. These conditions make it very hard to lose weight and
maintain healthy body weight.
Komen for the Cure caught in mammography propaganda fraud;
scientists blast agenda of deception
(NaturalNews) It is time for the truth to be told about Susan G.
Komen for the Cure. The organization is, flatly stated, engaged
in fraud.... All across America, men and women participate in
"run for the cure" events, raising tens of millions of dollars
each year that go into the hands of Komen for the Cure. What
these people don't know is that much of that money is spent on
"free" mammograms. Those mammograms, in turn, actually cause
breast cancer because they subject women to high doses of
Killing children with X-ray images - Death by procedure
(NaturalNews) Children are more radio-sensitive than adults and
children undergoing CT scans have triple the risk of leukemia
and brain cancer after two or three CT scans according to a
recent article in the Lancet. Doctors think the benefits usually
outweigh their risks, but "radiation is known to carry a
hard-to-calculate, elevated, long-term probability of induced
cancers", according to Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, chair of the
American College of Radiology Pediatric Imaging Commission.
Doctors' woeful lack of training about nutrition dooms millions
to early graves
(NaturalNews) Proper nutrition is vital for maintaining good
health and warding off illness. Nutrition can also play a
pivotal role in healing illness of all kinds, including heart
disease, diabetes and cancer - the three leading illnesses which
cause deaths. It is thus shocking that our doctors - whom most
people turn to for advice on diet and nutrition - receive little
to no training on the subjects in medical schools.
Ron Paul’s Statement on Introducing the Compassionate Freedom of
Liberty Crier - Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce the
“Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act.” This legislation allows
terminally ill patients to use drugs, treatments and devices
that have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) if their physicians certify: (i) such
patients have no other treatment options; and (Ii) the patient
executes written, informed consent that they are aware of any
potential risks from the drug, device, or treatment. It is
important to remember that this legislation only applies to
otherwise terminally ill patients. Denying these patents a
possible opportunity to cure their illness-or at least reduce
their suffering—is nonsensical and cruel.
VIDEO: Why doctors are more dangerous than guns - new Health
Ranger investigation video
(NaturalNews)This mini-documentary by Mike Adams, the Health
Ranger, is based on U.S. government statistics from the Centers
for Disease Control, combined with doctor-caused deaths
published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
These data show that FDA-approved prescription drugs kill 290
Americans every single day, meaning that for mass shootings to
approach that number, you'd have to see a Colorado Batman movie
massacre take place EVERY HOUR of every day, 365 days a year.
Biologist calls sodas and fizzy beverages 'evil'
(NaturalNews) Have a Coke and a smile. Or, if you're part of the
'new generation,' a Pepsi. One taste of those excito-toxins and
you won't worry about aborted fetal cells or cancer-causing
chemicals. After all, who wants to think about Type 2 Diabetes
when they just want a sweet reward, and a moment to relax?
Is your diet toxic?
(NaturalNews) It's common knowledge that diets rich in
processed, preserved and GMO-laden ingredients are highly toxic.
But, what you may not know is that a completely home-grown,
organic, non-GMO meal can also be toxic - if your body can't
The Potential Effects of Soy, and How it Might Decimate the
Health of Your Unborn Baby and the Fertility of Future
Dr. Mercola - If you're pregnant or thinking of having a baby,
you might want to take a look at some new research on the
effects of plant estrogens, such as that found in soy, on a
developing fetus. According to Medical News Today1, a paper
published in Biology of Reproduction2 suggests that exposure to
estrogenic chemicals in the womb or during childhood has the
potential to negatively affect a woman's fertility as an adult.
This coincides with earlier research on neonatal effects of
exposure to plant or environmental estrogens.
After defeat of cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive order
The Hill - Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity
legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all. The
White House hasn’t ruled out issuing an executive order to
strengthen the nation’s defenses against cyber attacks if
Congress refuses to act.
'Top Cyber Cop' Says Internet Way Overdue For Attack
Activist Post - Shawn Henry, 24-year veteran of the FBI's cyber
security division, stated that he is surprised a massive cyber
attack hasn't happened yet, and feels it is "very very likely"
that one is due to happen in the near term. In the CBS
interview, Henry claims state-sponsored actors like China and
Russia are already infiltrating and causing damage to networks,
yet he provides no proof of this. To date, all suspected attacks
have been proven to be false alarms despite the media hype.
Furthermore, it is the U.S. and Israel who are among the leaders
in the rapid evolution of the offensive cyberwar arms race.
Pre-Crime Software Moves One Step Closer to Reality
Activist Post - This data integration initiative is taking place
across the board in our largest federal agencies and departments
as part of an Office of Science and Technology outline (PDF)
that includes a $200 million upfront investment, as well as a
$250 million annual investment by military departments into
human-computer interaction. The $200 million in the Obama
program will be spread among the National Institutes of Health,
Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, the
Department of Energy, the U.S. Geological survey, and DARPA to
see that the information they collect will move quickly "from
data to decisions."
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
GMOs cause animals to lose their ability to reproduce, Russian
((NaturalNews) A study presented at the Days of Defense Against
Environmental Hazards in Russia has unveiled once again the
implicit dangers associated with the consumption of
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). According to Voice of
Russia, scientists from the National Association for Gene
Security and the Institute of Ecological and Evolutional
Problems discovered that animals fed GMOs as part of their
normal diet eventually develop the inability to reproduce.
Kevlar Tires Now Required to Traverse ‘Spear-Like’ GMO Crops
Anthony Gucciardi - The latest news comes from an unlikely
source — an automotive publication known as Autoblog. The
website reports that farmers who have opted to plant Monsanto’s
genetically modified seeds have run into one daunting problem...
little ‘spear-like’ stalks from the harvested GMOs are
absolutely wreaking havoc on the heavy duty tractor tires. In
case you’re not aware, kevlar is the same material used in
bulletproof vests to protect from gun bullets.... Furthermore, a
single tractor tire can easily cost thousands of dollars. Thanks
to the GMO crops, the average lifespan of a tractor tire has
dwindled from five or six years down to just one or two — if the
farmer is lucky.
Cancer and Your Pet: Two Things to Avoid
Dr. Becker - The study of the relationship between nutrition and
cancer in companion animals is in its infancy. However, it is
assumed there is a link between obesity and cancer in dogs and
cats – just as there is a link between the two in humans. Fat
doesn’t just sit on your pet’s body harmlessly. It produces
inflammation that can promote tumor development. In fact, cancer
is actually a chronic inflammatory disease.... A healthy,
species-appropriate diet for dogs and cats – one that is
anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer – consists of real, whole,
fresh foods, preferably served raw.
The AAFCO has no definition of human grade ingredients
Susan Thixton - This is one of my many pet food peeves. The
Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has no
definition of human grade ingredients, but the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) does (inspected and approved).
What makes this so frustrating is that members of AAFCO are
state representatives of Department of Agriculture.
Today in History - Friday - August 3, 2012
1750 - Christopher Dock completed the first book of teaching
methods. It was titled "A Simple and Thoroughly Prepared School
1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. was founded.
1914 - Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I
began when Britain declared war on Germany.
1923 - Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the
U.S. after the sudden death of President Harding.
1933 - The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of $2.75.
1936 - The U.S. State Department advised Americans to leave Spain
due to the Spanish Civil War.
1936 - Jesse Owens won the first of his four Olympic gold medals.
1943 - Gen. George S. Patton verbally abused and slapped a private.
Later, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered him to apologize for the
1956 - Bedloe's Island had its name changed to Liberty Island.
1958 - The Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole
underwater. The mission was known as "Operation Sunshine."
1981 - U.S. traffic controllers with PATCO, the Professional Air
Traffic Controllers Organization, went on strike. They were fired
just as U.S. President Reagan had warned.
1984 - Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Summer
1988 - The Iran-Contra hearings ended. No ties were made between
U.S. President Reagan and the Nicaraguan Rebels.
1988 - The Soviet Union released Mathias Rust. He had been taken
into custody on May 28, 1987 for landing a plane in Moscow's Red
1989 - Hashemi Rafsanjani was sworn in as the president of Iran.
1990 - Thousands of Iraqi troops pushed within a few miles of the
border of Saudi Arabia. This heightened world concerns that the
invasion of Kuwait could spread.
1992 - The U.S. Senate voted to restrict and eventually end the
testing of nuclear weapons.
1992 - Russia and Ukraine agreed to put the Black Sea Fleet under
joint command. The agreement was to last for three years.
1995 - Eyad Ismoil was flown from Jordan to the U.S. to face charges
that he had driven the van that blew up in New York's World Trade
2004 - In New York, the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public.
The site had been closed since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on
September 11, 2001.
2004 - NASA launched the spacecraft Messenger. The 6 1/2 year
journey was planned to arrive at the planet Mercury in March 2011.
2009 - Bolivia became the first South American country to declare
the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.
Report: Russia Moves Nuclear Missiles to Cuba
Paul Joseph Watson - Cuban missile crisis part two? A report out of
Pravda quotes President Vladimir Putin as saying that Russia has moved
strategic nuclear missiles to Cuba in response to the United States’
continuing efforts to encircle Russia in Eastern Europe. The article,
written by Lyuba Lulko, explains how Russia is reviving its military
operations in Vietnam, Cuba and the Seychelles.
UN Assembly to vote on harsh Syria resolution
RT - A non-binding draft resolution on Syria pushed by several Arab
states is about to be put to vote at the UN General Assembly. Russia has
already announced that it does not support the resolution, claiming it
is unbalanced. The new draft, authored by Saudi Arabia and actively
supported by Egypt and Bahrain, demands that President Bashar al-Assad
transfer power to a transitional government and that the Syrian army
ceases its tank and helicopter attacks against rebel forces. The
resolution also demands that Syria refrain from using chemical and
Kofi Annan resigns as Special Envoy to Syria
Kofi Annan, who has been mediating the Syrian crisis as a special
UN-Arab League Envoy, is stepping down from the post, UN chief Ban Ki-moon
says. "Mr. Annan has informed me, and the Secretary-General of the
League of Arab States, Mr. Nabil Elaraby, of his intention not to renew
his mandate when it expires on 31 August 2012," UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon said in a statement. Annan blames “the increasing
militarization” in Syria, along with the international community's
inability to come to a consensus over the conflict, for his departure.
VIDEO: US sanctions on Iran constitute crimes against humanity
Press TV - The latest round of illegal US sanctions on Iran constitutes
crimes against humanity as they have been designed to hurt ordinary
Iranian civilians, a political commentator... “Iran is a grain importer
and the US knows that and, by creating obstacles in the way of grain
exports to Iran, the US is clearly committing crimes against humanity
because it only affects ordinary Iranians who have got nothing to do
with the country’s nuclear energy program,” Hamid-Reza Emadi said in an
interview with Press TV on Thursday.
Australia refuses to host US nuclear carrier strike group
Press TV - A Pentagon-commissioned report on repositioning US forces in
the region had suggested relocating a carrier from the US East Coast to
an Australian naval base south of Perth as part of a shift in the US
military’s overseas deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. The report
had been drafted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies,
a Washington-based think tank.
European Commission Report Recommends Phasing Out Dental Amalgam
Dr. Mercola - A European Commission report by the BIO Intelligence
Service (BIOS) recommending the phase-out of dental amalgam and mercury
in button cell batteries has many wondering if the whole of Europe will
ban dental mercury by 2018.... Sweden has already phased out dental
mercury, and several other European countries have either significantly
reduced its use or have imposed restrictions on it. The United States
has been shockingly slow to respond to mounting evidence of significant
harm from dental amalgam.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for
Daily Caller - UPDATE: The House passed the legislation Tuesday
night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President
Obama’s desk for his signature.... But a number of conservative
groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and
Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and
giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential
appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation
under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States
and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation
VIDEO: FBI admits Pentagon dinner guest Al Awlaki worked for
Kurt Nimmo - Pentagon dinner guest and Osama bin Laden fill-in
Anwar al-Awlaki was in FBI custody but the agency let him go,
FBI assistant director Mark Giuliano has told the House
Appropriations Committee. The incident occurred in October,
2002, at the JFK airport. The American born cleric was a top CIA
target and named a serious threat by the head of Britain’s
Secret Intelligence Service at the time. Former FBI agents
explained that the release was likely because the agency wanted
to track him or work with him as a contact. A more likely
explanation is that al-Awlaki worked as an operative for the
NJ Gov. Imposes New Iran Sanctions
Israel National News - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed
into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public
contracts with any company or person who invests in Iran’s
energy and finance sectors. Christie said he supported the
legislation in an effort to further curtail “Iran’s continued
pursuit of an illicit nuclear program and unconventional weapons
development, support for international terrorism and continued
threat to the state of Israel.”
Missile Defense Staff Warned to Stop Surfing Porn Sites
cryptogon.com - The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency warned its
employees and contractors last week to stop using their
government computers to surf the Internet for pornographic
sites, according to the agency’s executive director. n a
one-page memo, Executive Director John James Jr. wrote that in
recent months government employees and contractors were detected
“engaging in inappropriate use of the MDA network.”
Colorado shooting: If not gun control, then bullet control,
Press TV - Called the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act, the idea
behind the legislation is that federally licensed gun and
ammunition dealers would have to alert the police that an
unlicensed individual is buying a lot of ammo. What will the
police do? As much as anything Senator Lautenberg sees them as a
deterrent: a policeman calling to ask why someone is buying
thousands of rounds of ammo might become suspicious if someone
gives evasive answers. "I want them to be real nasty," says Sen.
Lautenberg, who, along with Rep. McCarthy, is known for his
anti-gun efforts in Washington.
VIDEO: 65 year old woman hero uses gun to defeat 5 armed robbers
Infowars.com - A Garden Grove, California, jewelry store owner
thwarted an armed robbery with a handgun on Sunday and sent
masked robbers scurrying for their lives. A surveillance video
shows the gutsy 65-year-old woman with gun in hand chasing the
would-be robbers outside.... The foiled robbery follows an
incident in early July when a senior citizen in Florida defended
patrons of a gaming cafe against two armed robbers.
VIDEO: Heavily Armed FBI Agents Raid Home, Seize
kgw.com - The National Lawyers Guild in Seattle issued a
statement Thursday condemning the raids, calling them "a pretext
for harassing political activists. The Federal Bureau of
Investigation served the subpoenas at the same time that heavily
armed agents raided homes in the Portland area, reportedly
seizing anarchist literature, black clothing, and computers.
VIDEO: Handcuffed Man Shot in Back of Police Car
Adan Salazar The circumstances surrounding the mysterious death
of Chavis Carter have left many unanswered questions: - How does
a handcuffed man that’s been searched twice still manage to
shoot himself in the head? - Even if he managed to sneak a gun,
how did he shoot himself in his right temple? - How convenient
is it that a suspect is killed in the only place that isn’t
being monitored by a camera?
Court Upholds Domestic Drone Use in Arrest of American Citizen
US News - A judge denied a request to dismiss charges Wednesday
against Rodney Brossart, a man arrested last year after a
16-hour standoff with police at his Lakota, N.D., ranch.
Brossart's lawyer argued that law enforcement's "warrantless use
of [an] unmanned military-like surveillance aircraft" and
"outrageous governmental conduct" warranted dismissal of the
case, according to court documents obtained by U.S. News....
Court records state that last June, six cows wandered onto
Brossart's 3,000 acre farm, about 60 miles west of Grand Forks.
Brossart allegedly refused to return the cows, which led to a
long, armed standoff with the Grand Forks police department.
YouTube: Rand Paul Tries to Intimidate & Harass RT Journalist
After A Youtube Video
Luke Rudkowski talks with Abby Martin of MediaRoots.org and RT
about U.S. Senator Rand Paul's attempt to get her arrested and
stripped of her press credentials for asking him tough questions
in the Capitol building. A week after our video with Abby Martin
came out on YouTube, the RT office, where Abby works, got an
ominous phone call from the Senate Media Relations Committee.
The Committee was acting on behalf of Rand Paul and threatened
both Abby and the entire RT news organization. The threats
included ambiguous "charges" for violating the rules of the
Committee floor, Abby's possible arrest and the termination of
her and the entire office's press credentials.
CNN ratings drop 20 percent again
RT - Entertainers advise to always leave the stage on a high
note. Just days after CNN President Jim Walton announced his
departure from the network, though, the latest ratings suggest
he never got the memo. CNN’s numbers are once again plummeting
The Next Four Years by Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente - The Only Change You Can Believe In: For
anything significant to change, people must stop playing “follow
the leader.” But, if people stop following the leader, then who
will lead them? The answer: No one! You must lead yourself. But
self-leadership cannot be bought, given, or imposed. It has to
come from within. It begins with expecting nothing from your
“leaders” and understanding that everything has to come from
you. It means having the courage not to cower to power. The
dignity to claim your rightful and sacred place on earth.... To
respect yourself, demand it of others and show respect to all
who merit it …
Dispute Over Louisiana Delegates to GOP Convention Goes National
dailycomet.com - A dispute over Louisiana's delegates to this
month's Republican National Convention has shifted to the
national GOP level. State Republican Party leaders lining up
behind presumed nominee Mitt Romney and supporters of U.S. Rep.
Ron Paul couldn't reach an agreement over delegates by the
deadline to submit them to the Republican National Committee.
The Fed’s Gold Is Being Audited… By The US Treasury
Zero Hedge - When we started reading the LA Times article
reporting that “the federal government has quietly been
completing an audit of U.S. gold stored at the New York Fed” we
couldn’t help but wonder when the gotcha moment would appear. It
was about 15 paragraphs in that we stumbled upon what we were
waiting for: “The process involved about half a dozen employees
of the Mint, the Treasury inspector general’s office and the New
York Fed. It was monitored by employees of the Government
Accountability Office, Congress’ investigative arm.” In other
words the Fed’s gold is being audited… by the Treasury.
Your 119 Billion Google Searches Now a Central Bank Tool
Bloomberg - The central bank stands at the forefront of the
world’s hunt for new economic indicators, analyzing keyword
counts for everything from aerobics classes to refrigerators --
reported by Google almost as soon as the queries take place --
to gauge consumer demand before official statistics are
released. The Federal Reserve and the central banks of England,
Italy, Spain and Chile have followed up with their own studies
to see if search volumes track trends in the economies they
YouTube: Ron Paul's Opening Statement - Domestic Monetary Policy
August 2, 2012.
Scam: IRS Pays Out Billions in Fraudulent Refunds
CNBC News - In a new report to be issued Thursday, the inspector
general for the IRS says that tax thieves are stealing the
identities of taxpayers and then filing bogus returns on their
behalf and collecting fraudulent refunds as a result. The
inspector general estimates that the IRS could issue as much as
$21 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the next five years.
The scam is so rampant that thieves are apparently sending in
false returns in bulk without even bothering to change the
mailing address on the returns.
The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
Huffington Post - At the center of their proposal are big cuts
in Social Security and Medicare. The most popular Social
Security cut among this gang is a reduction in the annual
cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) by 0.3 percentage points....
The corporate CEO crew is also considering a plan to raise the
normal retirement age for Social Security to 69. And, they want
to reduce the benefit formula for high income workers which,
incredibly, they define as people who earn more than $40,000 a
Bristol-Myers exec charged with insider trading
Guardian - The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed
civil insider-trading charges against a Bristol-Myers Squibb
executive who has also been charged by federal prosecutors. The
U.S. attorney's office in Newark, N.J., says Robert Ramnarine
made more about $310,000 in profits buying and selling stock in
companies that his pharmaceutical firm was considering buying.
GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll
Guardian - America's largest automaker made $1.5bn in the second
quarter of 2012, compared with $2.5bn for the same period last
year. Revenue fell to $37.6bn from $39.4bn in the second quarter
of 2011. The results exceeded analysts' estimates, but further
underlined Europe's drag on the US economy.
What Would Jesus Do with Bankers?
Washington's Blog - The head of Goldman Sachs said he’s doing
“God’s work” with his banking activities. The head of Barclays
also told his congregation that banking as practiced by his
company was not antithetical to Christian principles. Are they
right? Is big banking as practiced by the giant banks in harmony
with Christian principles?
VIDEO: Roseanne Barr to Speak at Chemtrails and Geo-Engineering
Conference in Los Angeles and Live Online
Activist Post - Award-winning actress, author, activist, and
presidential candidate Roseanne Barr will join weather experts,
researchers, journalists and filmmakers to discuss
Geo-Engineering based Weather Modification Programs at the
Consciousness Beyond Chemtrails Conference & Fundraiser. ...to
be held from August 17–19, 2012, at the historic Ebell Theater
in Los Angeles. The entire event will also be available live
Amount of CO2 being sucked away by Earth 'has doubled in 50
The Register - 'Surprising study' means models need changing.
Again.... According to the NOAA: This new global analysis makes
it clear that scientists do not yet understand well enough the
processes by which ecosystems of the world are removing CO2 from
the atmosphere, or the relative importance of possible sinks:
regrowing forests on different continents, for example, or
changing absorption of carbon dioxide by various ocean regions.
"We don't know why or where this process is happening,"
commented NOAA boffin Pieter Tans. "We need to identify what's
going on here, so that we can improve our projections of future
CO2 levels and how climate change will progress in the future."
Healing Naturally: Fasting and Elimination (opinion )
NaturalNews) The evidence throughout time supporting fasting is
incredible. There was a guy back in ancient Greece named
Aesculapius that said, "Instead of using medicine, fast.
"Hippocrates recommended prolonged fasting instead of taking
health-destroying pharmaceuticals, which is the God of modern
day medicine, most of the religions in the world advocate
periods of "abstinence" from food to attain physical and
spiritual purity and even animals and babies, through their
natural instincts, refuse to eat food when they feel ill. Yet,
most people are clueless about the benefits of fasting when sick
and always advise those that they care about to "Eat to keep up
your strength." During illness, there can be no worse advice to
Try some of these top summer superfoods to help you cool off
(NaturalNews) As many areas of the country perspire their way
through record-breaking summer heat, staying hydrated is of the
essence, as is keeping your body nourished with life-giving,
health-promoting superfoods. And since warm and hot foods are
not always desirable during this time of year, here are a few
"cool" superfood ideas to help you beat the heat and nurture
Protect yourself from West Nile virus naturally
(NaturalNews) Mosquitoes are on the rise this summer, and
several cases of West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes have
been reported in Texas along with a few deaths. Other states
have reported cases of West Nile virus infections as well....
Fortunately, there are some good, natural alternatives....
Zinc plays key role in supporting key biological processes
(NaturalNews) Zinc is an essential mineral which, although
required in only limited amounts, the body cannot produce and a
steady supply must be maintained in order to support important
bodily processes like strengthening the immune system, wound
healing, cell division and supporting the catalytic activity of
various enzymes essential in DNA. It has also been reported to
encourage hair growth, as cells in the hair follicle contain
zinc, and promote healthy skin, as zinc manages the skin's oil
content and the androgenic hormonal effect that produces acne.
Milwaukee lowers fluoridation level and will advise parents
about infant formula
(NaturalNews) Milwaukee alderman Jim Bohl wanted to stop
fluoridation in his city. But he had to settle for a compromise.
The city's aldermen recently voted to reduce the fluoride level
from 1.1 to .7 parts per million. .7ppm is the proposed lower
level for fluoridation from the U.S. Department of Health and
Pregnant women were used as human guinea pigs in thalidomide
(NaturalNews) Newly uncovered documents reveal that pregnant
Australian women were used as guinea pigs for the morning
sickness drug thalidomide in a series of clinical tests some 50
years ago that left a number of children with substantial birth
More Pseudo Science to Give Another Vaccine: This Time It’s
Gaia Health - Shingles is a painful nerve disease that results
from the same virus that causes chicken pox. It tends to strike
people whose immune systems are compromised, such as those with
rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or Crohn’s disease. These are
all autoimmune conditions and, as Gaia Health has documented,
are associated with vaccinations. They are, in fact, largely
caused by excessive vaccinating.
When life gives you lemons, make 100 home remedies to improve
(NaturalNews) When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and
dozens of other foods and home remedies from this versatile
fruit. Lemon's health benefits are due to the high concentration
of vitamins B and C, antioxidants, protein, flavonoids,
phosphorus, potassium, carbohydrates and volatile oils. Whether
you're using this superfood to prevent kidney stones or making
lemon-flavored cake icing, you'll reap the benefits in flavor
and good health.
Oregano Oil Health Benefits
Healing-from-Home-Remedies.com - Applied topically or ingested
oil of oregano helps inhibit (and sometimes kill) ninety
different types of detrimental bacteria, fungi, parasites,
protozoa, yeasts, and molds. It is said to even treat Candida
and Staph infections! Wild oregano [Origanum vulgare] is
recognized as having one of the broadest ranges of antimicrobial
effectiveness known among plants. It has been regarded for the
Free methods to lower stress
(NaturalNews) Lower stress, lower disease: Cortisol, AKA the
"stress hormone," is a steroid produced by the adrenal glands on
top of the kidneys. It is usually released in times of stress to
maintain homeostasis in the body. However, chronic stress that
causes sustained release of cortisol has serious, negative
effects on health. Not only does it stress the cardiovascular
system, it decreases immunity as well. High cortisol levels can
contribute to type II diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, high
blood pressure, and the loss of reproductive health, just to
name a few.
White Wine Shown to Damage Tooth Enamel
Natural Society - If you enjoy a glass or two of wine now and
then, you may have thought red wine would be worse for your
teeth after the Merlot-stained smile stared back at you in the
mirror. But, scientists say white wine is actually worse for
your teeth, damaging your tooth enamel after just one glass....
Also, the scientists say brushing immediately after indulging
could actually make matters worse. This is because your
toothbrush could essentially brush away the enamel that the wine
has loosened. Instead, they suggest you eat something with it
and wait at least 30 minutes before going after your teeth with
Speed kills! US Navy targets hypersonic, GPS-guided bullets
RT - Remember the old cartoons where a bullet could chase you
around a corner? What if that bullet was fired at 5,600 mph from
an Electromagnetic Rail Gun? If the US Navy has its way, these
sci-fi,supersonic GPS-guided projectiles could soon be a
reality. The futuristic munitions come as part of the US Office
of Naval Research’s (ONR) Hyper Velocity Projectile program,
which was announced on July 19. The agency's researchers hope to
develop equipment that would allow high-velocity weapons to
accurately strike far-away targets – without having to depend on
rocket propulsion, Military and Aerospace Electronics reports.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
USDA Alert: Half of U.S. Counties Designated Primary Disaster
Areas; Financial Fallout “Intensifying”
shtfplan.com - The situation is so dire that it has prompted the
US Department of Agriculture to declare more than half of
America a disaster area. …more than half of all U.S. counties –
1,584 in 32 states – have been designated primary disaster areas
this growing season, the vast majority of them mired in a
drought that’s considered the worst in decades.... The USDA uses
the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor to help decide which counties to
deem disaster areas, which makes farmers and ranchers eligible
for federal aid, including low-interest emergency loans.
Piles of Black Gold (Dirt)
Mother Earth News - While turning a compost pile may not seem
like a fun task, it is this maintenance work that helps to
create the organic fertility base for the garden beds at D Acres
Permaculture Farm. Learn why a compost pile is worth the effort
and start one of your own.
VIDEO: Clarke and Dawe Explain Quantitative Easing
Daily Bail - New clip. The classic Aussie duo take
on Ctrl-P. Do not have any food or drink near your
computer when you watch. This is very good work.
Today in History - Thursday - August 2, 2012
1776 - Members of the Continental Congress began adding their
signatures to the Declaration of Independence.
1782 - George Washington invented the Honorary Badge of Distinction.
1791 - Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint
patent for their nail-making machine.
1824 - In New York City, Fifth Avenue was opened.
1858 - In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes were
installed along streets.
1861 - The United States Congress passed the first income tax. The
revenues were intended for the war effort against the South. The tax
was never enacted.
1887 - Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire.
1892 - Charles A. Wheeler patented the first escalator.
1921 - Eight White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919
1939 - Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging
the U.S. to have an atomic weapons research program.
1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act. The act
prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in
1943 - The U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, sank after being
attacked by a Japanese destroyer. The boat was under the command of
Lt. John F. Kennedy.
1945 - The Allied conference at Potsdam was concluded.
1964 - The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese
attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1983 - U.S. House of Representatives approved a law that designated
the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagan
on November 2.
1990 - Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait. Iraq claimed
that Kuwait had driven down oil prices by exceeding production
quotas set by OPEC.
1995 - China ordered the expulsion of two U.S. Air Force officers.
The two were said to have been caught spying on military sights.
Fresh US terror drone kills 6 in Somalia
Press TV - The attack took place in the southeastern Afgoye region near
the capital, Mogadishu. Some Somali government sources say all the six
dead were al-Shabab fighters and ten others were also wounded in the
attack. The aerial attack comes one day after the deaths of at least 25
people in eastern Somalia in a US terror strike.
VIDEO: Iranian Ayatollah: “War Within Weeks”
Paul Joseph Watson -Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told
top Iranian military chiefs to expect “war within weeks,” at a recent
war council meeting, according to Israeli news outlet DebkaFile.
Putin: NATO Should Stay in Afghanistan
Reuters.- NATO forces should stay in Afghanistan until their job is
done, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, suggesting they
should stay beyond a planned withdrawal of most combat troops in 2014.
“It is regrettable that many participants in this operation are thinking
about how to pull out of there,” Putin said at a meeting with
paratroopers in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk. “They took up this burden
and should carry it to the end.”
Obama authorizes covert US support for Syrian rebels – reports
RT - US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order allowing the
CIA and other American agencies to support rebels seeking to overthrow
the Assad regime, a US government source told Reuters. Obama reportedly
gave the order, known as an intelligence “finding”, earlier this year.
The presidential finding also provides for US collaboration with a
secret command center operated by Turkey and its allies.
VIDEO: War crime? Syrian rebels execute POWs
RT - (Graphic video) Clive Baldwin, a senior legal adviser for Human
Rights Watch (HRW), told BBC News: "What it looks like is execution of
detainees and if that is the case, that would be a war crime." Russia’s
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov condemned the
shooting. "The brutal massacre of government supporters by the
opposition in the city of Aleppo shows that human rights violations are
being committed by both sides,” he wrote on Twitter. It is not the first
time that reports have emerged of rebels carrying out executions against
pro-Assad forces without trial.
Turkey gives surface-to-air missiles to Syrian rebels: Report
Press TV - According to a July 31 report by the NBC News, nearly two
dozen missiles have been delivered to the rebels in Syria by Turkey. The
report, however, did not provide details on the exact type of the
missiles, also known as MANPADs (man-portable air-defense systems). Over
the past weeks, some anti-Syria regional countries, including Saudi
Arabia and Qatar, have been calling for such arms to be sent to the
terrorist Free Syrian Army.
Iran sentences 4 people involved in biggest bank scam to death
Press TV - “Of 39 defendants, whose charges were heard, the court’s
judge has sentenced four to death and two others to life imprisonment.
The remaining defendants received prison terms of 25 years, 20 years, 10
years, and less,” Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei was quoted by IRNA as
saying on Monday.... The defendants were charged with misappropriating a
total of USD 2.6 billion of funds by using forged documents to obtain
credit from banks to purchase state-owned companies.
Yemeni protesters slam US interference
Press TV - Yemeni demonstrators have taken to the streets of the
southwestern city of Taiz to protest against the US interference in the
country’s internal affairs. The protesters chanted slogans to condemn
Washington’s meddling on Wednesday. The demonstrators also criticized
“US and Israeli domination in the Arab world.”
'End of capitalism': Bolivia to expel Coca-Cola in wake of 2012 Mayan
RT - In a symbolic rejection of US capitalism, Bolivia announced it will
expel the Coca-Cola Company from the country at the end of the Mayan
calendar. This will mark the end of capitalism and usher in a new era of
equality, the Bolivian govt says.... Last year, Bolivia became the
second Latin American country not to have a single McDonald’s. The fast
food giant finally gave up on Bolivia after being unable to turn a
profit in the country for over a decade.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Most dangerous drug in the world can block free will, wipe
memory - Was it involved in Batman shooting?
(NaturalNews) Back in May, the U.K.'s Daily Mail ran a report on
the borrachero tree, also known as the "drunken binge" tree,
explaining how a substance derived from it, scopolamine, blocks
a person's ability to form memories, and temporarily inhibits
his ability to make free will choices.... "The drug ... turns
people into complete zombies and blocks memories from forming,"
wrote the U.K.'s Daily Mail about scopolamine, which is
technically a refined, chemically-altered version of the
natural, mind-altering substances found in the borrachero tree.
ABC to Run Drama Demonizing Militias
Kurt Nimmo - In keeping with the federal government’s ongoing
effort to cast state militias in a sinister light, ABC has given
the go-ahead to Hollywood darlings Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and
Dan McDermott to produce a “drama” demonizing a fictional Texas
militia.... Founding Fathers is not about drama or primetime
entertainment. It is about continuing and amplifying the
government’s domestic terror narrative focused on its most
politically dangerous opponent – the patriot movement now
characterized as “rightwing extremism” by the Department of
VIDEO: Illinois governor wants ban on assault weapons
NBC News - Quinn, a Democrat, called himself a “strong
supporter” of the constitutional right to bear arms, but said in
a letter to state legislators that the proliferation of
military-style assault weapons undermines public safety. “There
is no place in the state of Illinois for weapons designed to
rapidly fire at human targets at close range,” said Quinn, who
also proposed a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
VIDEO: Head of DEA Says He Intercepted CIA Cocaine Shipments
Alexander Higgins Federal Judge Bonner and Former head of the
DEA reveals he intercepted CIA cocaine shipments This news
reports reveals how Federal Judge Bonner intercepted CIA cocaine
shipments when he was the head of the DEA. In this video reveals
the CIA is working the Venezuela military to smuggle drugs into
the United States.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Speech Against Iran Sanctions Bill
Published on Aug 1, 2012 by Congressman Ron Paul.
VIDEO: Obama’s Real Father: Director Joel Gilbert Blasts Media
for Ignoring Bombshell
Infowars.com - Filmmaker and researcher Joel Gilbert, speaking
at the National Press Club, blamed the role of the national
media, who’ve violated their journalists’ creed by refusing to
investigate and expose the obvious issues with the sitting
President and his claimed, indeed hailed, background. Instead,
reporters could win a Pulitzer Prize just by reporting on
Gilbert’s DVD and research (yet they won’t touch the story).
Specialized Military Police Deployed in America During Civil
Intel Hub - In Camp Pendleton, California, the Marine Corp have
created a law-enforcement battalion (ELB) consisting of
specialized military police officers (SMP) that will be deployed
to assist in investigating crimes dealing with drug trafficking,
train security and terrorism. The ELBs contain an estimated 500
SMPs and trained dogs. While capitalizing on their investigative
and police training, they will take the role of current street
cops while still remaining part of the Marine Corp.
YouTube: Something is happening in Anaheim - Why the Media
RT - Amber Lyon, award-winning investigative journalist and
filmmaker, joins Thom Hartmann. Something is happening in
Anaheim, California – despite a complete blackout from the
mainstreem media. Take a look at some of these pictures by
award-winning investigative journalist Amber Lyons from Anaheim
over the weekend. When we hear terms like militarized police –
this is what comes to mind. Officers decked out in full military
gear as though they’re about to be deployed to Afghanistan.
Democrat drafts drone privacy bill
The Hill - Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a draft bill on
Wednesday that would require drone operators to meet certain
privacy standards. The bill would require the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) to consider privacy issues in its
rule-making process for granting licenses to commercial drone
operators. The bill would also require the drone operators to
disclose the kinds of data they plan to collect and how they
plan to use it.
YouTube: Filming TSA, Out of Control Cops, and the 2nd Amendment
truthstreammedia.com - I keep hearing all this hate for the 2nd
Amendment and how we need to have our rights taken away in the
wake of the Colorado shooting. It seems people are so far
disconnected from our country's roots that they do not realize
the whole point behind that Amendment's existence in the first
place: to fend off tyrannical government.
The rest of the world is laughing at us and asking: " Why are
you not electing Ron Paul? "
Daily Paul - Romney and Obama have been globe trotting in
attempts to get financial support for their campaigns from
goes on and on. And while Obama has met with some small
success....Romney has managed to be an utter failure at it. So
what is keeping both men from being international " super stars
" while on their world tours? Ron Paul. The people of the world
LOVE Ron Paul. Everywhere that Obama and Romney have gone in
Europe and the middle east, they have met a sea of Ron Paul
supporters waiving signs and banners.
Inside the Beltway: Ron Paul’s not done yet
Washington Times - The dedicated fans of Rep. Ron Paul are
determined to make a big noise at the Republican National
Convention, and the Texas Republican is raising money to get
them there. Mr. Paul says he’s told his campaign staff to offer
financial assistance to “pro-liberty delegates” who can’t afford
to journey to Tampa, Fla., at month’s end; the lawmaker has sent
out an impassioned plea for contributions to help with their
travel and lodging.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Is Congress The Real Source Of Postal
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the
U.S. Postal Service is dealing with major financial problems…
many of which have been caused by Congress.
Market Glitch Shows 'Trading Out of Control'
CNBC Hews - Wednesday morning's stock snafu had a familiar ring
to it — mysterious volume in trades that simply could not have
been made by a human comes surging out of nowhere, causing brief
but acute market mayhem. By now, many players on trading floors
have gotten used to the disruptions that can come from the
highly automated new world of high-frequency trading.
YouTube: Ron Paul on CNBC's Closing Bell
CNBC 8/1/12 - Ron Paul on his "Audit The Fed" bill.
Fed downgrades economy view, doesn't alter policy
MarketWatch - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downgraded its
view on the economy but otherwise didn't make make any changes
to its key interest rate, low-rate pledge, or asset-buying
plans. The Federal Open Market Committee now says "economic
activity decelerated somewhat over the first half of the year,"
vs. a prior description of saying the "economy has been
expanding moderately." The decision not to extend its low-rate
pledge beyond the current "late 2014" came as a surprise.
Stunning Crimes of the Big Banks: Worse than Your Wildest
Washington's Blog - Not all banks are criminal enterprises. The
wrongdoing of a particular bank cannot be attributed to other
banks without proof. But – as documented below – many of the
biggest banks have engaged in unimaginably bad behavior. You
Wont Believe What They’ve Done.
Bonus checks for GSA workers total far more than previously
reported, lawmaker reveals
Fox News - The $44 million amount is far more than was
previously reported. As House lawmakers convened a hearing
Wednesday digging deep into alleged mismanagement and waste at
the embattled agency, Transportation Committee Chairman John
Mica, R-Fla, called the latest revelations "absolutely
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Infographic: Less-Lethal Weapons and the Occupy Movement
12160.info - The infographic identifies top examples of
less-lethal weapons deployment within the Occupy movement. These
capabilities are used globally by law enforcement and military
personnel, and the demand for them is steadily rising.
UC Davis pepper-spray cop finally off the force
RT - Lieutenant John Pike’s long reign of burning, eye-watering
terror is over. The University of California, Davis, cop that
made headlines for blasting peaceful protesters with
military-grade pepper-spray last year is no longer employed by
the school.... Pike was on paid administrative leave up until as
recently as mid-July, and the Sacramento Bee reports that his
2010 salary brought him a paycheck of more than $110,000
The Meat Grinder: When the debt-collection machine comes for its
pound of flesh
inlander.com - Miller, a young, tireless consumer law attorney,
is after information about the robo-signer’s work at Midland
Credit Management, an arm of Encore Capital. Every year, Encore
buys billions of dollars in credit-card debts and then sets out
to collect — filing hundreds of thousands of lawsuits against
the debtors. That’s where robo-signers, like the one Miller is
deposing, come in.
JPMorgan subsidiary accused of manipulating California electric
sacbee.com - Enron went out of business long ago, and
California's energy market has been a place of relative calm.
Now, however, another big power trader is being investigated for
allegedly gaming the state's electricity system. State officials
believe a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., the New York
investment bank, pulled down an extra $73 million by exploiting
a small wrinkle in California's electricity market over several
months in 2010 and 2011.
MAPS: The Secrets Drillers Can Hide About the Fracking in Your
The Trenches - A new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense
Council shows that most states where fracking occurs have no
disclosure laws at all, and that those that do are woefully
behind when it comes to revealing behind-the-scenes details of
their operations. While the Obama administration has put some
new rules in place, many decisions about what drillers are
allowed to hide are left to the states; Interior Secretary Ken
Salazar complained to Reuters that state-level regulation is
“not good enough for me, because states are at very different
levels, some have zero, some have decent rules.”
Chick-fil-A sandwiches contain MSG, HFCS and anti-foaming
chemicals; eating them is a sin in the eyes of God
(NaturalNews) This article is sure to get me in trouble with
everybody, but I just had to cringe yesterday when I heard news
reports of people lining up at Chick-fil-A restaurants all
across the country to protest the attack on the restaurant's CEO
by the LGBT community (and same-sex marriage advocates).
Super human strength created by superfoods and herbs
(NaturalNews) Imagine living life without (chronic) unwarranted
fear and never having to experience degenerative disease. This
is NOT just a silly idea - it's reality for many people
throughout the world. Epidemiological studies prove that the
longest living (happy) people remain connected to the earth and
thrive on whole, natural foods - filled with nutrients but low
in calories. Eating spirulina, chlorella, goji berries, chaga
mushrooms and ashwagandha can balance blood sugars, boost the
immune system and help detoxify unwanted poisons from the body.
Newly Emerged H3N8 Seal Flu Virus Touted as Next ‘Pandemic’
Natural Society - Of course the largest concern with this virus
is the possibility that it will spread to humans from animals.
Considering that it has already mutated somewhat substantially,
mainstream media organizations are already sounding the alarm
for pandemic mode. Experts say, however, that it’s highly
unlikely that the H3N8 seal flu virus will even spread to
humans. That is unless, of course, the mammal-adapted H3N8 were
to combine with the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Martial law shakes hands with the US vaccine program
(NaturalNews) Who knew the Pentagon had muscled into the US
vaccine program? DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency) has been doing research on vaccine production. They've
found a way to produce flu vaccines a lot faster than Big Pharma.
Utilizing vaccines grown on tobacco cells, instead of the
traditional chicken eggs, DARPA has turned out a staggering 10
million doses of flu vaccine in just one month. This "Blue
Angel" project, as it's called, suddenly puts the Pentagon in
the forefront of the vaccine business. The big question is: why
is the Army involved in vaccines at all? And the answer is no
surprise. According to DARPA, it's all about readiness in
containing bio-threats. Translated, that means terrorist attacks
that could use flu viruses.
BPA tooth fillings linked to behavior disorders in children
(NaturalNews) Researchers have found a link between dental
fillings made using bisphenol A, otherwise known as BPA, and
behavior and emotional problems in children. Scientists from New
England Research Institutes in Watertown, Mass., say the effects
generally show up a few years later and they were generally
small but were nonetheless measurable.
VIDEO: Lawsuit Against Nature Valley: Food Products Not so "100%
Natural Society - You may think that a food product gifted with
the phrase "all natural" has, you know, all natural ingredients,
but this unfortunately is not always the case. The latest
falsely marketed product being exposed is Nature Valley's
granola bars. In fact, the company is being sued.... The
problem? The product actually contains high-maltose corn syrup
and maltodextrin, two not-so-natural ingredients.
Digital pills make their way to market
Nature News Blog - Digestible microchips embedded in drugs may
soon tell doctors whether a patient is taking their medications
as prescribed. These sensors are the first ingestible devices
approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To some,
they signify the beginning of an era in digital medicine.
Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren's DNA, Scientists Say
livescience.com - Diet, be it poor or healthy, can so alter the
nature of one's DNA that those changes can be passed on to the
progeny. While this much has been speculated for years,
researchers in two independent studies have found ways in which
this likely is happening. The findings, which involve
epigenetics, may help explain the increased genetic risk that
children face compared to their parents for diseases such as
obesity and diabetes.
Psyllium husk - Promote weight loss and cleanse your colon
(NaturalNews) Psyllium husk is an amazing shrub-like herb that
is most commonly found in India. It possesses a plethora of
health benefits and has proven effective in treating irritable
bowel syndrome, colon caner, constipation, diabetes, high
cholesterol, obesity, ulcerative colitis and atherosclerosis
among various other health conditions. Akin to flax seed and oat
bran, the fiber in psyllium husk is soluble. Soluble fiber is
useful in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) which reduces the risk
of heart disease and promotes overall health. [The Power Mall
Certified Organic Psyllium Husks.]
5 Reasons Why The NSA Can’t Be Trusted to Run U.S. Cybersecurity
EFF - This week, the Senate will be voting on a slew of
the newest version of the Senate’s cybersecurity bill.
Senators John McCain and Kay Bailey Hutchison have proposed
several amendments that would hand the reins of our nation’s
cybersecurity systems to the National Security Agency (NSA)....
The NSA's dark history of repeated privacy violations, flouting
of domestic law, and resistance to transparency makes it clear
that the nation's cybersecurity should not be in its hands.
Internet Giants Combine Forces Creating New Lobby to Control
Blacklisted News - The titans of the Internet, including Google,
eBay, Amazon and Facebook, are combining forces under the
blanket of a newly formed lobby group that wants to influence
lawmakers on how they can manipulate the Internet, as well as
how important they truly are. In September of this year, the
lobby groups called the Internet Association, will be based in
Washington, DC, and headed by Michael Beckerman, former adviser
of the Energy and Commerce Committee within the House of
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
US farmers urge Obama administration to suspend ethanol quota
Guardian - Under the EPA's renewable fuel standard programme,
oil companies are required to dilute their gasoline with
increasing amounts of biofuel every year. This year's mandate
calls for the production of 13.2bn gallons of biofuels – almost
all of it produced from corn. Food security experts and
international aid organisations have also warned that ethanol
could be tightening up supplies and pushing up prices in the
global food market during the drought.
* Related Article:
U.S. government is unlikely to bow to pressure for a waiver on
Call to Action - Join the 'Occupy Monsanto' movement this
(NaturalNews) Beginning on September 17, 2012, and lasting for
one week, Occupy Monsanto, an international, grassroots effort
fighting back against the corporate takeover of agriculture, is
calling on health freedom advocates across the globe to stage
mass protests at the many worldwide facilities owned by the
Monsanto corporation. You can access a full list of the
locations of Monsanto's facilities around the world
Today in History - Wednesday - August 1, 2012
1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl
Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestly.
1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population
of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of
Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and
1834 - Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an
1876 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States.
1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.
1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later
became the U.S. Air Force.
1914 - Germany declared war on Russia at the beginning of World War
1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened
1944 - In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began.
The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.
1946 - In the U.S., the Atomic Energy Commission was established.
1953 - The first aluminum-faced building was completed. It was the
first of this type in America.
1956 - The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to
disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.
1957 - The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was created by
the United States and Canada.
1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened.
1995 - Westinghouse Electric Corporation announced a deal to buy CBS
for $5.4 billion.
1998 - The U.S. books and music chain Borders opens its first
European outlet with a 40,000-square-foot store on London's Oxford
2006 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro turned over absolute power when he
gave his brother Raul authority while he underwent an intestinal
China slams new US-Iran sanctions as 'serious violation of intl rules
RT - Fresh US sanctions against Iran, targeting not only the country’s
oil industry but also foreign banks have sparked a furore. China warned
Washington of a worsening in Sino-American relations, while Iran said
the penalties amounted to "military war." The new set of sanctions is
aimed at forcing Iran to end its supposed development of nuclear arms.
The financial penalties will target the Chinese Kunlun bank and the
Iraqi Elaf Islamic bank as they have participated in million dollar
transactions with Iranian banks and are as such subject to sanctions.
Ecuadorian Court Orders Chevron to Pay $19 Billion for Environmental
Natural Society - An Ecuadorian court recently demanded Chevron to pay
$19 billion in environmental damages. This includes $900 million for the
Amazon Defense Front—a coalition of plaintiffs in this decade-long legal
battle—and an additional $8.6 billion because Chevron refused to
30 years of secret, official transcripts prove vaccine schedules in US
and UK are based on government lies
(NaturalNews) According to Dr. Lucija Tomlijenovic, Ph.D., from the
University of British Columbia in Canada, the advisory and governing
bodies that set vaccination policy in the U.K. have, for many decades
now, hidden the truth about vaccine dangers, and deliberately pushed
unsafe vaccines on the public in order to uphold the official
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AstraZeneca's nasal flu vaccine to be given to ALL children in UK
Netanyahu reasserts right to decide on Iran attack
RT - The Israeli Prime Minister said the decision to attack Iran was up
to elected officials, and not the military. This comes amidst reports
that the country’s military and intelligence are opposed to a unilateral
Israeli strike on Iran. In separate interviews with four separate
Israeli news channels, Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that the military
would not have the final say on whether or not a strike on Iran was in
the cards. “In a democracy, only the political leaders decide, and the
military executes,” he told Israel’s Channel 2. “That is the way it has
always been, and will always be.”
VIDEO: Wag the Dog: Media Publish Photoshop to Sell Image of War Torn
Aaron Dykes - The media have been caught once again “faking the war” to
play up sympathy for an all out invasion in Syria. Austria’s largest
daily paper, Kronen Zeitung, with some 3 million readers daily,
published this sympathetic photo, seemingly portraying a man carrying a
baby and a woman in burka fleeing from some war-torn corner of Syria.
However, it was later exposed to be a Photoshop forgery, juxtaposing the
people walking on a normal looking corner with that of a blown out city
block, ravaged with heavy damage.
VIDEO: The Paragraph In Deutsche Bank's Layoff Statement That Should
Scare All Of Wall Street
Business Insider - This morning Deutsche Bank announced that it would
lay off 1,900 people — 1,500 of whom would be in the investment banking
sector... They put out a press release to explain these job cuts (they
said government capital requirements were forcing them to search for
cash), so we gave it a close read. We found one paragraph that gives you
a hint of what will happen if you do get to keep your job at Deutsche
Bank. Basically, you should expect some changes in your compensation.
Related article here.
UPDATE: India's Power Grid Collapses
WSJ - Much of India's electricity supply network collapsed Tuesday in
the country's second major outage in two days, affecting more than 680
million people-double the population of the U.S.-and causing business
losses estimated to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
China rejects US report on religious freedom, calling it biased and
Press TV - A commentary published Tuesday by the official Xinhua News
Agency said the report was "continuing a notorious practice of blatantly
interfering in the internal affairs of other countries." The annual
State Department report released Monday criticized Egypt, China and
European nations of harming religious freedom.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: DOJ Suggests Criticism of Islam Could Be Criminalized
Paul Joseph Watson - In refusing to rule out a future law that
would criminalize criticism of religion as racist hate speech,
the Department of Justice has left the door open to the prospect
of Shariah-style law in the United States that would forbid
criticism of Islam. During a House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz)
questioned Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez on whether the
Justice Department would ever consider banning free speech
critical of religion.
US to al-Qaeda, Iran and Taliban: You owe us $6 billion for 9/11
RT - A US Federal Judge has a message for al-Qaeda, the Taliban
and the Islamic Republic of Iran: pay up. Federal Magistrate
Judge Frank Maas ruled that those three entities must compensate
victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the tune of $6 billion.
Congress wants to see Obama's "License to Kill"
Press TV - Congress is finally standing up to President Barack
Obama on targeted killing. Almost a year after three American
citizens were killed in U.S. drone strikes, legislators are
pushing the administration to explain why it believes it's legal
to kill American terror suspects overseas.
Thornton police arrest man after gun carried into movie theater
Press TV - James Mapes, 48, of Northglenn was taken into custody
Sunday after patrons reported he was carrying a handgun strapped
to his waist. He was released after being cited and given a
summons. Mapes told the Denver Post he has a concealed weapons
permit issued by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in 2003.
He said he has lived in the area for nine years and gone to
movies at the Cinebarre theater dozens of times carrying a
pistol openly and concealed. "I was a threat to no one, I didn't
threaten anybody," Mapes said.... "We had people fleeing the
theaters, with people yelling there was a man with a gun,"
[Thornton police spokesman Matt] Barnes said
White House gives cool welcome to bill restricting online ammo
Yahoo! News - President Barack Obama has called for a common
sense response to the slaughter in Aurora, quiely embracing a
new bill to restrict ammo sales.... It requires anyone selling
ammunition to be a licensed dealer. It requires ammunition
buyers who are not licensed dealers to present photo
identification at the time of purchase, effectively banning the
online or mail order purchase of ammo by regular civilians. It
requires licensed ammunition dealers to maintain records of the
sale of ammunition. It requires licensed ammunition dealers to
report the sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an
unlicensed person within any five consecutive business days.
VIDEO: FBI Nazi Bikers Bust FBI Nazi Group
Kurt Nimmo - Oh what a tangled web the FBI weaves. If the case
of white supremacist Hal Turner taught us anything, it is that
the government manufactures Nazis and racists from whole cloth
and then uses them to push hysterical domestic terrorist
propaganda and self-aggrandizement. It came out during Turner’s
trial that he was a “National Security Intelligence” asset
working for the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. His code name
was “Valhalla” and “he received thousands of dollars from the
FBI to report on such groups as the Aryan Nations and the white
supremacist National Alliance, and even a member of the Blue
Eyed Devils skinhead punk band,”
according to The Record.
VIDEO: Sacramento International Airport Evicts TSA Screeners
Steve Watson - In San Francisco, where TSA screeners have
already been replaced, private security has been a success.
“It’s been awesome in San Francisco.” said one flyer. “They get
travelers through faster, they do a better job finding test
devices, and the morale is better than the TSA.” Although the
eviction of TSA screeners is growing, many will be concerned by
the fact that in accordance with federal law, private contract
screeners are still trained by the TSA, and must adhere to TSA
Airport To Offer Iris Scanning To Bypass Security Line
CBS -A company called CLEAR is offering the option to
subscribers. After detailed verification, a member is issued an
encrypted identity card that offers security gate privileges at
participating airports. “So when you enroll we authenticate your
driver’s license and your passport,” CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker
explained. “We then gather your fingerprints, your iris images
and your photo; building that impermeable link between your
identity and your biometrics.”... CLEAR members are still
required to go through the standard security check — the
difference is, they don’t have to wait in line.
Paul Campaign Leader is Cleared of Charges Related to St.
Charles County GOP Convention
Liberty Crier - A local campaign leader for Republican
presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday night was acquitted
of trespassing in the wake of the unruly St. Charles County GOP
caucus that broke up in disarray March 17. Municipal Judge
Donald Kohl cleared the defendant, Brent Stafford, 45, of
O’Fallon, Mo., after hearing testimony from witnesses Tuesday
night and on July 24. Stafford had been arrested on the sidewalk
outside the caucus site, the Francis Howell North High School
gym, as he was trying to get caucus participants to reconvene.
Paul Festival Commemorative Dime Cards Fundraiser
Daily Paul - This is a fundraiser for the
PaulFestival. $6.50 goes directly to them with the balance
just covering costs. Edition limited to 1,000 cards.
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GOP establishment continues to fight Ron Paul on the eve of RNC
RT - Rep. Paul managed to rake in a healthy amount of delegates
at state conventions leading up to the upcoming RNC, but the
Republican Party establishment isn’t entirely okay with how the
congressman could sweep the big gathering of GOP members only
weeks away. Now it looks like both sides are causing a splash
over how the congressman will be represented at the RNC and to
what extent, which is all but certain to intensify in the few
weeks leading up to the convention, slated for August 27 through
20 in Tampa, Florida.
VIDEO: Ron Paul Supporter Interviewed in Poland
Jul 30, 2012 Fox News Host Greta Van Susteren Interviews Ron
Paul Supporters in Poland.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Do We Really Need To Audit The Federal
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at history
and present activities of the Federal Reserve Bank and whether
the Fed needs to be audited.
Fed seen forgoing next round of asset purchases
Press TV - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will
probably forgo announcing a third round of large- scale asset
purchases this week, and is more likely to wait until September
to unveil plans to buy $600 billion in housing and government
debt, according to median estimates of economists in a Bloomberg
YouTube: END the FED! Nationwide protest September 22nd
Published on Jul 30, 2012 by AdamKokesh.
Event information here.
Postal Service to Miss $5.5 Billion Payment to Treasury
Bloomberg July 31, 2012 - The U.S. Postal Service affirmed it
won’t make a required $5.5 billion payment due tomorrow to the
U.S. Treasury for future retirees’ health care, an obligation
the agency said must end for it to become financially viable....
The service, which receives no direct funding from U.S.
taxpayers and is supposed to be self-sustaining, last made a
quarterly profit in 2009 and has said it is losing $25 million a
day from operations. It has forecast it will lose $9.1 billion
in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, not including the $5.5 billion
FHFA: Cuts to mortgage principal would not ‘meaningfully’ reduce
MarketWatch - Ed DeMarco, the acting chief of the regulator for
Fannie and Freddie, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said in
a letter to the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate
Banking Committee that “after much study,” he has concluded that
Fannie and Freddie’s participation in the Obama administration’s
program to cut the amount owed by underwater borrowers would
“not make a meaningful improvement in reducing foreclosures in a
cost effective way for taxpayers.” Fannie and Freddie already
have cost taxpayers over $188 billion, DeMarco said.
Goldman Sachs to Pay $26 Million to Settle Investor Suit
Bloomberg - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will pay $26.6 million to
settle a lawsuit brought by investors in a $698 million
mortgage-backed securities offering, according to papers filed
in Manhattan federal court.
Taxpayers Help Fund Chevrolet Volt Smart Community
insideline.com - OnStar and General Motors have become official
partners of Pecan Street Inc., the country's first nonprofit
research and development consortia, where residents agreed to be
part of a clean-energy smart grid test for sustainable living.
The Mueller community, 3 miles outside Austin, provides a
real-life lab for the automaker to observe charging patterns and
how consumers and clean-energy technologies interact and support
electric-vehicle charging. The project runs for five years.
* Related Article:
OnStar markets ‘family-friendly’ spy system
Pennsylvania towns win a round in court against unfettered
Philadelphia Daily News - In a 4-3 decision, Pennsylvania's
Commonwealth Court said the state did not have the right to
strip local municipalities of zoning rights solely for the
benefit of the fracking industry. It may buy some time to
finally exercise some due scientific diligence on the industry.
Mom booted from hospital as baby snatched
WND - A social worker who called police after apparently making
up a story about a possible danger to a newborn, and the
hospital that then gave a shot to the infant based on the social
worker’s story, now want a federal court to ignore their
actions. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association,
which brought a case against the Hershey Medical Center and
social worker Angelica Lopez-Heagy on behalf of Scott and Jodi
Ferris, the defendants have asked the U.S. District Court for
the Middle District of Pennsylvania to dismiss the claim.
US blood supply at emergency levels
RT - Accident-prone Americans: be aware! The Red Cross says that
they are experiencing a 15-year low with blood supplies, and to
make matters worse the country is also being hit with a severe
shortage of doctors. The American Red Cross says that the number
of blood donors they saw in June was around 50,000 fewer than
expected, and now the agency’s supply is the slimmest it has
been since the end of the twentieth-century.
New Study Shows This Potent Vitamin Helps Prevent Breast Cancer
Dr. Mercola - Estrogen receptor positive breast cancer cells are
no match for this potent cancer fighter. Scientists have found
about 3,000 genes that are upregulated by vitamin D; the vitamin
has an impact on not only cancer but also autoimmune diseases,
heart disease, obesity, dementia, and more
Synthetic vitamins fuel sickness while enriching the corrupt
(NaturalNews) Have you really read the label, researched any of
the synthetic additives, or checked out the "other ingredients,"
or did you just figure that was irrelevant? If you are guilty of
taking any of the aforementioned supplements, it's time to buy
some liver, kidney, and colon detoxification, and you better
educate yourself about those too, because "The Man" wants you
sick and dying, not avoiding toxic vitamin imposters that are
NOT ABSORBABLE by the body.
More than 80 reasons to use honey as a DIY home remedy for
better health and good eats
(NaturalNews) Everyone knows honey tastes sweet and is delicious
mixed with tea and lemon; but chances are you never realized how
many health-related uses this versatile food possesses.... The
best honey is one that is totally raw, organic and contains the
honeycomb in the jar. It should include royal jelly, propolis
and bee pollen for maximum health benefits.
VIDEO: Jason David: A Father's Plea (Emotionally gripping video
in favor of medical cannabis)
Daily Paul - This video is really one of the most sad I've seen
on the topic of the Feds verses cannabis users for medical
reasons. We've all seen the wheel chair bound guy asking Romney
and Paul what they thought about legalization of cannabis for
medical reasons. This is the effect of the policies that the
executive branch is bringing down on people who truly need
cannabis for survival every day.
* Related Article:
Feds Target Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary...
6 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Real Cinnamon (Not its Cousin)
Green Med INfo - True cinnamon is usually labeled "Ceylon
cinnamon" and comes principally from Sri Lanka, India,
Madagascar, Brazil and the Caribbean. Cassia, on the other hand,
is often designated as "Chinese cinnamon" or "Saigon cinnamon"
and comes principally from Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Japan and
Food Industry Won’t Take out Harmful BPAs
Natural Society - According to a past study conducted by the
nonprofit Consumers Union, 18 of 19 canned foods contained 22
micrograms of BPA per serving—116 times more than the ‘daily
recommended limit.’ Progresso, Del Monte, Campbell’s, Annie’s,
and Hormel soups took the BPA lead. Unfortunately, BPA still
continues to taint food cans today. Researchers have linked BPA
consumption to hyperactivity, aggression, depression, obesity,
diabetes, heart disease, various cancers, and reproductive
difficulties including Anogenital distance.
Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions for
kaiserhealthnews.org - Sixteen states impose a monthly limit on
the number of drugs Medicaid recipients can receive and seven
states have either enacted such caps or tightened them in the
past two years, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KHN
is a program of the foundation). The limits vary across the
country. Mississippi has a limit of two brand-name drugs. In
Arkansas adults are limited to up six drugs a month. Since June,
Alabama has had the nation’s stingiest Medicaid drug benefit
after limiting adults to one brand-name drug. HIV and
psychiatric drugs were excluded.
Health Benefits of Tai Chi – A Chinese Art
Natural Society - A 2006 study at Stanford University
demonstrated how Tai Chi has a significant impact on overall
mental and emotional wellbeing. 39 subjects were given 12 weeks
of Tai Chi instruction and their mental health was assessed
before and afterward. The participants were evaluated for
overall mood, stress levels, perceived social supports and
self-confidence measures. ...the subjects showed significant
improvement in all four of these categories. Perceived stress
levels showed the largest decline, demonstrating how Tai Chi is
a safe, effective way to improve mood.
Legal battle erupts over whose plastic consumers should trust
NPR - In 2007, Eastman Chemical began marketing a tough new
BPA-free plastic called Tritan. Business was good, says Lucian
Boldea, a vice president at Eastman. But then a study reported
problems with a wide range of BPA-free products, including
Tritan. Now Eastman is suing the chemical testing companies
behind the study.
Is your power strip spying on you? Complex hacking device looks
like extension cord
(NaturalNews) You've heard of power strips. Heck, you've
probably got several of them in your home, powering your various
electronic devices, television sets, DVD players, etc. But did
you know a company now makes a power strip that can actually spy
on you. According to Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at Forbes.com, this
insidious new device looks, for all intents and purposes, like
an ordinary power strip.
12 Ways The 'Law Of Attraction' Can Improve Your Life
Business Insider - Psychologists, New Age thinkers and religious
leaders have been talking about the Law Of Attraction for years,
though it gained popularity again when the book "The Secret"
made waves in 2006. The law is simply this: We attract whatever
we think about, good or bad.... Whether or not you believe in
the power of the universe,
there is scientific research that proves the effects of positive
Twitter Apologizes for ‘Mess Up’ in Suspending NBC Critic
Bloomberg - Twitter blocked Adams’s account after he posted the
work e- mail address of NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel,
urging people to complain about the network delaying broadcasts
of events. Twitter said today that some of its staff, who were
working with NBC in covering the Olympics, identified the tweet
broadcaster to report the violation.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
EPA Asks for Public Comment on Petition to Ban Pesticide Deadly
to Bees, Senators Urge Expedited Action
Beyond Pesticides, July 30, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has
opened a 60-day public comment period on the agency’s
decision to deny the request by beekeepers to immediately
suspend the use of clothianidin, a pesticide that poses harm to
pollinators. The legal petition was filed earlier this year by
25 beekeepers and environmental organizations, and cites
significant acute and chronic bee kills across the United States
linked to neonicotinoid pesticides, particularly clothianidin.
Cancer and Your Pet: Two Things to Avoid
Expect to see "cancer prevention" processed pet diets coming
soon to a store and/or veterinary office near you. It's just a
matter of time.
The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations
Activist Post - Sadly, having a stockpile of food, weapons, and
some slick tactical gear is not enough to ensure a high
likelihood of survival, at least not in any of the social
collapses that have occurred in the past century around the
world. It’s a start, but only just…