Monday - December
9 NATO oil tankers torched in eastern Afghanistan
Press TV - The incident occurred on Sunday when a bomb planted in a fuel
tanker detonated in a terminal near the airport, where NATO oil tankers
were parked. Jalalabad Airport, which is located five kilometers (three
miles) southeast of Jalalabad, is currently used only for military
purposes and is seen as the second largest US airbase in Afghanistan.
Al-Qaida offers bounty for US ambassador in Yemen
RT - An audio message produced by the al-Malahem Foundation, Al-Qaeda’s
media arm, and posted on militant Islamist websites on Saturday, said
the group is offering 3kg of gold, worth $160,000, for the ambassador’s
head. It is also offering 5 million Yemeni Riyal (US$23,000) to anyone
who kills an American soldier in Yemen.
US sends military forces to Chad
Press TV - The United States has sent its military forces to Chad under
the pretext of protecting the lives of American citizens in the
neighboring Central African Republic (CAR).
Germany to make final decision on Saudi arms deal
Press TV - The German government and its national security council are
to make the final decision on supplying Riyadh with 30 advanced and
modern armored vehicles, called the Dingo 2, which are worth about 100
million euros, according to German reports on Sunday. Sources reportedly
involved in the negotiations said Riyadh wants to purchase a total of
100 of the “Dingo” vehicles, which can be deployed in cases of war or
UN Syria 'Peace Plan' a Fraud
Activist Post - UN "peace envoy" Lakhdar Brahimi is attempting to broker
a transitional government ahead of proposed elections in Syria. For
Brahimi, his efforts are not only in vain, they are entirely
disingenuous. The proposal of a "transitional government" in the midst
of what is in fact a foreign invasion, funded, armed, and perpetuated
openly by foreign interests violates both Syria's sovereignty and the
UN's own founding charter.
Executives At Collapsed Iceland Bank Jailed For Fraud
Reuters - Two former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in
the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday for fraud
which led to a 53 million euro loss, in the first major trial of
Icelandic bankers linked to the crisis.
Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima
Zero Hedge - We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to
Tokyo for a year and a half.... Unfortunately, as the following recent
headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse...
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Obama to Put “Full Weight” Behind Feinstein Gun
Kurt Nimmo - President Obama went on Meet the Press Sunday and
said he will put his “full weight” behind passing new
restrictions on the Second Amendment in 2013.
Adam Lanza's dead body to be used to criminalize innocents who
have similar gene
(NaturalNews) According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, researchers
from the University of Connecticut have been tasked with
dissecting the dead body of Adam Lanza, the young man accused of
killing 20 children and six adults at the school, in search of a
malformed or mutated gene that may have triggered his alleged
bout of violent rage that fateful December 14 morning.
VIDEO: Blog turns tables on gun map paper
Politico - A blogger who retaliated against a New York newspaper
that came under fire for identifying people with gun licenses in
its circulation area explained on Thursday why he published the
names and home addresses of the paper’s employees.
* Related Article:
Journal News To List More Gun Permit Holders After Uproar
Piers Morgan to Leave U.S. if Second Amendment Not Repealed
Kurt Nimmo - On Saturday, CNN host Piers Morgan threatened to
deport himself if the United States government does not roll
back the Second Amendment.
25 Years Murder Free In ‘Gun Town USA’
WND - In March 1982, 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw –
responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously
passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and
maintain a gun. Since then, despite dire predictions of “Wild
West” showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a
single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a
victim, attacker or defender.
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California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall
Merry Christmas and Happy Gun Control, Chicago
LRC Blog - Chicago, one of America’s most Nazified, anti-gun
cities, has just recorded its 500th homicide. This is another
banner year for Rahm Emanuel’s tightly controlled non-gun
YouTube: Understanding The 2013 NDAA: Part 2- Section 1029
Ben Swann takes a look at the 2013 NDAA and section 1029 also
known as the Gohmert Amendment which guarantees the right to
trial in an Article III court. But is this section 1029
ineffective? Make sure you check out Part 1- the Feinstein/Lee
VIDEO: Insiders Warn of More False Flags to Confiscate Guns
Activist Post - My sources, retired ex-feds, tell me that
America is in much more danger than just a looming and
catastrophic depression, resulting food riots and extreme
government suppression of civil disobedience. Soon, if my
sources are correct, nobody will be safe, not even the
YouTube: Libertarians Not Welcome Here, Says NH State Rep
Tom Woods talks about the recent comments of Rep. Cynthia Chase,
who is appalled that people who believe in nonviolence are
moving to her state.
VIDEO: Army seeks regulatory exemption for DU in Hawaiʻi as
doctors find uranium in people’s urine
dmzhawaii.org - After falsely claiming that the Army had not
used Depleted Uranium (DU) in Hawaiʻi, the Army now admits to DU
contamination in Schofield (Līhuʻe, Oʻahu) and Pōhakuloa
Training Area. The Hawaiʻi County Council passed a resolution
calling for a moratorium on live fire training in Pōhakuloa as
long as DU contamination is present.
Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal
Workers by Executive Order
weeklystandard.com - President Barack Obama issued an executive
order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect
giving some federal workers a raise.... Here's the list of new
wages, as attached to President Obama's executive order...
YouTube: Ron Paul: Republicans And Democrats Pretend They're
CNBC 12/28/2012 - Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) Joins CNBC's
Money in Motion to discuss the impending fiscal cliff.
VIDEO: How The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Increases World Hunger
triplepundit.com - The United Nations (UN) FAO Food Price Index
jumped 25 percent in 2010. And according to the World Bank, they
sent 44 million people into poverty in that year alone.... Some
people put the blame on biofuels. But, the people I spoke with
in the biofuel industry claim that their contribution is quite
small, pointing out that, for example, while 40 percent of the
U.S. corn crop is used for ethanol production, roughly one third
of that is recycled back into animal feed in the form of
distillers dry grain. So what is causing food prices to go up?
Thousands of Americans to go without power until after the New
RT - The deadly winter storm that killed 17 US residents has
also left thousands without power, which is unlikely to be
restored until after the New Year. Many will be forced to endure
freezing cold nights in states that hardly ever see snow.
Omega-3s Deliver a Double Punch Against Anxiety and Inflammation
Natural Society - Scientist demonstrated how a combination of
EPA and DHA helps reduce levels of anxiety and systemic
inflammation - a trigger for many health conditions.
Extra Weight Linked to Dementia Risk, Sluggish Brain Function
Natural Society - A Swedish study that followed almost 9000
twins for 30 years found convincing evidence linking excess body
fat with increased dementia risk.
Too Much or too Little Sleep may Accelerate Cognitive Aging
Natural Society - Sleeping more or less than 6 to 8 hours each
night may result in a drop in cognitive ability that was
equivalent to 4 to 7 years of aging, study says.
Mother's Obesity may Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation
Natural Society - In a study, mothers with low ghrelin levels
were less fertile due to a defect in implantation. Being
overweight could lead to infertility in offspring.
Unclog the liver and dissolve belly fat with these tips
(NaturalNews) After all the holiday overindulgence and stress,
it is a good time to clean up the diet and detox the body.
Cleansing the liver should be a top priority. When this organ is
working properly, unwanted body fat disappears -- especially
around the abdominal region. With a few supplements, dietary
additions and mild exercise, slimming down and boosting health
will kick off the new year on the right foot.
VIDEO: Sen. Paul Introduces Fourth Amendment Protection Act
Activist Post - Today [12/28/12], Sen. Rand Paul took to the
Senate floor to introduce and speak about his amendment to the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act
Reauthorization Act of 2012, H.R.5949. The amendment, known as
the Fourth Amendment Protection Act and co-sponsored by Sen.
Mike Lee (R-Utah) extends Fourth Amendment guarantees to
electronic communications and requires specific warrants granted
through FISA courts in order to obtain this information.
Michigan Passes Law to Protect Social Media Accounts
mashable.com - Michigan passed a bill on Friday that prohibits
employers and schools from asking employees and students for
login information to their personal social media accounts....
This means an employer or institution cannot require that you
provide them with your username or passwords for sites like
Facebook and Twitter. The bill is known as the "internet privacy
Friday - December 28, 2012
US preparing for military invasion in Syria: Israel
Press TV - Israel’s Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon told
Israel Radio on Thursday that Israeli officials were in close touch with
their American counterparts about the latest developments in Syria. He
added that at the current juncture there was no fear that Syria would
use its alleged chemical weapons against Israel.
Palestinians may take Israel to ICC over child detentions
RT - Palestinian authorities are considering taking legal action against
Israel over hundreds of Palestinian children being detained, with some
Iraq militia group warns Turkey
Press TV - An Iraqi militia group threatens to target Turkish interests
in response to, what it has denounced as, Turkey’s “blatant
interference” in Iraq’s internal affairs.
Malian PM calls for swift African-led military intervention
Press TV - Malian Prime Minister Diango Cissoko has called for an
immediate African-led military intervention in the country to help the
Malian government battle the militants controlling the northern part of
the West African country.
When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it
Washington Post - U.S. airstrikes have killed numerous civilians in
Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world, and those
governments have spoken against the attacks. But in Yemen, the weak
government has often tried to hide civilian casualties from the public,
fearing repercussions in a nation where hostility toward U.S. policies
USS John Stennis enters Persian Gulf
Voice of Russia - The American aircraft carrier USS John Stennis has
passed the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf after
patrolling the Arabian Sea together with a guided missile cruiser USS
Mobile Bay, the US Navy reports. The warship is currently docked in
Saudi Arabia’s port of Jebel Ali.
Japan security firm to offer private drone
phys.org - A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone
that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of
break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The
helicopter-like device is equipped with a small surveillance camera that
can transmit live pictures of a crime taking place.
VIDEO: Mayan Apocalypse Results in Damaged Pyramid Caused by Tourists
Fox News Latino - While Gomez did not provide specific details on the
damage, he indicated it is irreparable. There is a reason, he said, why
climbing the stairs is forbidden at the site. The now ruined Temple II
is described as one of the site’s best known structures and located
about 340 miles north of Guatemala City.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
American Gun Owners to be Fingerprinted and Registered:
Feinstein Announces Nightmare Plan
Infowars.com - California Democrat Dianne Feinstein will
introduce legislation in January calling for the fingerprinting
and registering of all gun owners in the United States. On her
Senate web page, Feinstein states her proposed legislation will
add fingerprinting and photo identification to the National
VIDEO: By calling for gun control, you are unleashing your own
worst nightmare - Must see video!
Mike Adams - By screaming about how they wish to destroy the
Second Amendment and disarm the American people, collectivist
media gun grabbers and “school shooting doomsday” fear mongers
have managed to do exactly what they hoped NOT to do: They have
pushed millions of AR-15s and hundreds of millions of rounds of
ammunition into the private hands of Americans.
VIDEO: Piers Morgan: Time for an ‘Amendment to the Bible’
mediaite.com - CNN’s Piers Morgan, who has come under fire for
his vocal support of gun control and his strident opposition to
gun enthusiasts, one of whom he denounced on his show as an
“unbelievably stupid man,” has stepped in another hornet’s nest.
White House Set to Ignore Piers Morgan Petition
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - Given the fact that the Obama
administration has failed to respond to dozens of petitions
advocating states secede from the union, it seems almost
inevitable that the White House will also ignore the petition to
deport Piers Morgan for his rhetorical assault on the
constitutional rights of American citizens.
VIDEO: Cops told NBC not to use gun clip
Politico - NBC was told by the Washington police that it was
“not permissible” to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air
before Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” according to a statement
Wednesday from the cops.
* Related Article:
latest claim is that Gregory got bad advice...
The Bill of Rights is not negotiable - SHARE this urgent
(NaturalNews) The Bill of Rights describes a set of individual
rights and liberties which are not granted by government, but
recognized as DIVINE rights given to use by our Creator. Because
government never granted the rights in the first place, it has
no authority to take them away.
If You Are On This List You May Be In Grave Danger
Mac Slavo - Much to the amusement of those who would confiscate
firearms from law abiding citizens, the list, complete with an
interactive map, essentially allows those who are preparing to
commit such crimes as burglary, robbery or worse to locate
specific addresses where residents are armed.
Marines to Undergo Random Breathalyzer Tests
LA Times - Starting Jan. 1, Marines at Camp Pendleton and other
bases will be subject to random Breathalyzer tests twice a year
under what is billed as the toughest anti-drinking policy in the
Charity Begins With Wealth Creation
John Stossel - Charity—helping people who have trouble helping
themselves—is a good thing two times over. It’s good for the
beneficiary and good for the donor, too. Stephen Post's fine
book, The Hidden Gifts of Helping, reveals that 76 percent of
Americans say that helping others is what makes them most happy.
Giving money makes us feel good, and helping face-to-face is
Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs
In 11 U.S. States
Economic Collapse - America is rapidly becoming a nation of
takers. An increasing number of Americans expect the government
to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they
expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order
to pay for it all.... In 11 different U.S. states, the number of
government dependents exceeds the number of private sector
Payback! Hundreds of Homeowners Associations Threaten Banks with
alternet.org - It’s payback time—literally. In Florida, hundreds
of homeowner and neighborhood associations are foreclosing on
banks that have failed to upkeep their repossessed properties,
according to—of all things— a CNN Money report.
Feds do not consider San Onofre nuclear powerplant safe
RT - Federal regulators have expressed significant concern about
the safety of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, asking for
more analysis on its damaged steam generators and requesting the
plant to be able to run safely at full capacity.
VIDEO: Dirty Medical Needles Put Tens of Thousands at Risk in
USA Today - When seven people arrived at a Delaware hospital in
March with drug-resistant MRSA infections, the similarities were
alarming. All of the patients had the same strain of MRSA, all
had the infections in joints, and all had gotten injections in
those joints at the same orthopedic clinic in a three-day span.
State health officials found that the clinic had injected
multiple patients with medication from a vial that was meant to
be used only once, spreading the MRSA bacteria to a new patient
with each shot.
How to lower your blood pressure without prescription drugs
(NaturalNews) It is no secret that chronic high blood pressure,
whatever its particular root cause, can lead to heart disease,
which is said to be the leading cause of death in America today.
But what remains a secret, at least to many people, is how to
deal with this condition naturally apart from pharmaceutical
drug interventions, which the establishment often claims is the
only effective remedy for lowering blood pressure.
Healing colds naturally: Nature's medicine cabinet
(NaturalNews) In today's society we are used to going to the
doctor only when we are sick (sick care), instead, we need to
focus on preventative care. Do you want to mask symptoms or get
the underlying problem fixed? Treating problems before they
surface is more effective and cheaper. Boost your immune system
year round with supplementation and chiropractic care to
Souper broth! An old wives' tale? No, chicken soup really CAN
fight a cold, say scientists
Daily Mail - Research in the American Journal of Therapeutics
showed that a compound found in chicken soup – carnosine –
helped the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of
Out of control medicine: Psychoactive drugs the preferred
treatment for bullying in the workplace?
(NaturalNews) If there were ever evidence that doctors are on an
ignorant, out-of-control rampage to subject your brain to
sedatives, this has got to be it. Have you been bullied at work?
Have you witnessed someone else being bullied? Then you are a
prime candidate to be prescribed drugs to deal with your
problem, according to research reported by Medical News Today.
The 'pacemaker' implanted in the brain to prevent Alzheimer's
patients losing their memory
Daily Mail - The device, which uses deep brain stimulation, has
already been used in thousands of people with Parkinson’s
disease as possible means of boosting memory and reversing
cognitive decline. Now the first patient in the US has undergone
the delicate surgery to try and halt the effects of dementia,
which slowly robs its mostly elderly victims of a lifetime of
memories and the ability to perform the simplest of daily tasks.
The Vagus nerve: Your friend in weight loss and a better mood
(NaturalNews)The cranial nerves reside mostly in the head region
and control much of what goes on in the face and neck, but the
tenth cranial nerve goes way beyond. The Vagus nerve influences
your body and brain more than most people realize.
Facebook Purges Pro-Gun Accounts
Paul Joseph Watson - Facebook is purging accounts that carry
pro-second amendment and pro-liberty information in a censorship
purge that has accelerated over the past few hours, with
innumerable pages being disappeared merely for posting
legitimate political content.... The following is a list of
Facebook accounts operated by individuals in the alternative
media that have been shut down by Facebook staff over the past
Congress Says Netflix Can Share What You're Watching
motherjones.com - Last Tuesday, the Senate quietly altered a key
privacy law, making it much easier for video streaming services
like Netflix to share your viewing habits. How quietly? The
Senate didn't even hold a recorded vote: The bill was approved
by unanimous consent.
Thursday - December 27, 2012
VIDEO: Thousands of Turkish people protest planned deployment of NATO
Press TV - Thousands of Turkish people protest planned deployment of
Thousands of Turkish people have taken to the streets to protest against
the plan to deploy advanced surface-to-air Patriot missiles near the
Syrian border, Press TV reports.
VIDEO: Govt shelling kills 20 in northern Syria, including 8 children –
RT - (GRAPHIC VIDEO) A video has appeared online, allegedly showing the
aftermath of a shelling in Raqqa, a northern Syrian province. Activists
claim that the graphic footage shows the bodies of the 20 victims of the
attack, including eight children. Media report that the amateur video
was provided by the UK-based Syrian Observatory of Human rights.
VIDEO: Syria army police chief defects
BBC - The commander of Syria's military police has defected from
President Bashar-al Assad's government and reportedly fled to Turkey. Lt
Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal is one of the highest-ranking officials to join
the uprising against the Syrian regime. The army had failed to protect
Syrians and turned into "gangs of murder", the general said in a video
Japan Election 'An Incredible Dissociation From Public Opinion'
Activist Post - In a recent article I wondered why the heck people would
be so crazy as to vote for the pro-nuke Liberal Democratic Party in
Japan’s election. Though citizens are overwhelmingly anti-nuclear, they
still “elected” a pro-nuke party.... It may be true that “[t]he public
were looking for a way to punish the ruling Democratic Party of Japan
for its policy failures”. But they may get the opposite of what they
want. That is called cutting off your nose to spite your face. Ouch!
UK Doctors' kitchen knives ban call
BBC - A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives
to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University
Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are
used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are
committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen
knife often makes an all too available weapon.
New MRSA superbug strain found in UK milk supply
Independent - A new strain of MRSA has been found in British milk,
indicating that the superbug is spreading through the livestock
population and poses a growing threat to human health. The new strain,
MRSA ST398, has been identified in seven samples of bulk milk from five
different farms in England.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Report: GOP senators won’t confirm Kerry until Clinton testifies
Washington Examiner - “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s
nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators
have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s
nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on
the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes.
* Related Article:
Brits Petition Government: We Don’t Want Piers Morgan Back
Paul Joseph Watson - Clarkson: ‘It took us 40 years to get rid
of him’. Brits have responded to the petition calling on the
White House to deport Piers Morgan for his anti-second amendment
stance by lodging a petition of their own with UK Home Secretary
Theresa May entitled ‘Stop Piers Morgan from being deported back
to the UK from America’.... “We got rid of him once and why
should we have to suffer again. The Americans wanted him so they
should put up with him. We washed our hands of him a long time
ago,” the petition reads.
Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun
ammoland.com - While details are scant in both Feinstein’s and
Cuomo’s press release on the plan, Cuomo was quoted as making it
clear that the buyback would be compulsory and participation
mandatory. Although it remains a question what the penalties for
non compliance would be. Cuomo further added that they would
make gun owners “an offer they can’t refuse” when referring to
buyback amounts of up to 500 dollars.
CA Lawmakers Take Aim at Gun Rights
capoliticalreview.com - California already has the toughest gun
regulations of any state, yet legislators (including a
Republican) have introduced a long list of new proposals at news
conferences where they used the Connecticut tragedy to
Gunman Who Killed 2 Firefighters Left Chilling Note
NY Times - Last summer, Mr. Kohut had asked him if he wanted a
beer because it was a hot day. “He said, ‘No, because I’m on
meds,’ ” Mr. Kohut recalled Tuesday...
10 Predictions for 2013
Activist Post - As we enter 2013, time itself seems to be
speeding up or condensing to make the potential for dramatic
events more likely. Tipping points appear to have been breached
on many fronts, and what waits on the other side is difficult to
Obama cuts vacation short as 'fiscal cliff' looms
CBS News - Obama was expected to arrive in Washington early
Thursday, the White House said late Tuesday. First lady Michelle
Obama and the couple's two daughters are scheduled to remain in
Hawaii until Jan. 6.... Congress was expected to return to
Washington on Thursday.
Social Security Ran $47.8B Deficit in FY 2012; Disabled Workers
Hit New Record in December: 8,827,795
CNS News - The Social Security program ran a $47.8 billion
deficit in fiscal 2012 as the program brought in $725.429
billion in cash and paid $773.247 for benefits and overhead
expenses, according to official data published by Social
One in 12 in military has clogged heart arteries
Fox News - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in
the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries
around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according
to a new study. None of them had been diagnosed with heart
disease before deployment, researchers said.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists
Activist Post - America's on a slippery slope toward full-blown
tyranny. Freedom hangs by a thread. Anyone challenging state
power is vulnerable. Constitutional protections don't apply. On
December 24, Russia Today headlined "Terrorists and criminals:
Documents prove FBI monitored OWS." Federal surveillance was
initiated weeks before demonstrations began.
Eat your veggies! Carotenoids reduce fracture risk
(NaturalNews) With all the talk about the bone thinning
condition osteoporosis almost always aimed at women, you may not
be aware that thin men have a strong risk for hip fractures as
they age. But a new study shows there may be a way to modify
Nine foods you should never eat again
(NaturalNews) With so much misinformation out there about food
and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for
you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a
number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid
in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually no
health benefits while posing plenty of health risks.
Recent findings reveal green tea treats acne
(NaturalNews) Recently, two studies were performed to measure
the potential of green tea in acne treatment and the results
give hope for those looking for an alternative. The findings of
these recent studies show that when applied to the affected
area, green tea can reduce sebum production, inflammation and
bacterial growth in acne-prone skin, as a result of an
antioxidant called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
Dogs that accurately sniff out superbug infections? The role of
animals in hospital infections
(NaturalNews) In this high-tech world, sometimes it's better to
rely on a low-tech solution or, in this case, no tech.A new
study to be published in the Christmas issue of the British
Medical Journal found that dogs can be used to sniff out
Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, the element that is
responsible for a rising number of hospital infections that are
extremely resistant to antibiotics.
New study: Infants receiving the most vaccines are the most
likely to be hospitalized and die
(NaturalNews) A new study, published in Human and Experimental
Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal indexed by the National
Library of Medicine, analyzed more than 38,000 reports of infant
hospitalizations and deaths following vaccinations. Researchers
found statistically significant correlations between the number
of vaccine doses administered to infants and infant
hospitalization and mortality rates: babies who receive the most
vaccines tend to have higher (worse) hospitalization and death
Simple eye scan can reveal MS damage
BBC - A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor
patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in
the journal Neurology. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a
scan that measures the thickness of the lining at the back of
the eye - the retina.
Congress, at Last Minute, Drops Requirement to Obtain Warrant to
allgov.com - The federal government will continue to access
Americans’ emails without a warrant, after the U.S. Senate
dropped a key amendment to legislation now headed to the White
House for approval.
Wednesday - December 26, 2012
Global Warfare: US Deploying Troops to 35 African Countries
Global Research - The United States Army will be deploying troops to
nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based
out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin
training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send
troops to as many as 35 African nations, the Associated Press reports.
Citing a growing threat from extremist groups, including those with ties
to al-Qaeda, the Department of Defense is hoping to install American
soldiers overseas in order to prepare local troops there for any future
crises as tensions escalate.
Iran Navy plans weeklong massive war games in southern waters
Press TV - Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the
country’s naval forces are to conduct weeklong massive exercises across
one million square kilometers of southern waters as of December 28. “The
specialized maritime maneuver, codenamed Velayat-91, will be held east
of the Strait of Hormuz in the Sea of Oman and north of the Indian Ocean
as far as the 18th parallel north,” Sayyari told a press conference on
to send troops to Kenya for ‘training’ reasons
Press TV - The U.S. Army will soon start training Kenyan troops as part
of a major expansion of American military capabilities in Africa. The
Washington Times reported on Dec. 23 that the move would be an effort to
respond quickly to sudden challenges in hot spots such as Libya. The
team heading to Kenya will likely consist of fewer than 200 troops.
to sell $1.2bn in spy drones to S. Korea
RT - The Pentagon has informed Congress of its plans to sell four Global
Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea. Under the deal Seoul’s
surveillance capabilities would be greatly improved, even though the US
DoD itself wanted to retire the aircraft. The US Department of Defense
wants to sell four of the Block 30 version of the RQ-4 Global Hawk
aircraft to Seoul under the Foreign Military Sales program. It formally
notified Congress of the proposed deal, which is estimated to worth $1.2
billion, reports the Pentagon-affiliated Defense Security Cooperation
EU, IMF urge Greece to improve tax collection
Press TV - The Greek parliament is expected to pass a new tax law after
Christmas, in an attempt to raise about 2.5 billion euros over the next
two years as part of a 13.5 billion euro austerity package. The
government is also set to pass a second piece of long-delayed
legislation to crack down on tax evasion.
Global banking to be joined by 'Google Bank' and 'Apple Bank
RT - Conventional banking could soon become a thing of the past with the
use of the internet and mobile devices booming. They are gradually
replacing usual banking cards as a means to pay a bill, Deutsche Bank
Ho, Ho, Ho: United Nations Wants 5% Budget Increase
Breitbart - The United States is responsible for 22% of the UN’s regular
budget, including the political missions. Some of these missions
complement U.S. activities in Iraq and Afghanistan; others, such as the
UN Special Coordinator Office for the Middle East Peace Process, do not.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The World's Largest Naval Station Is Packed Tight For Christmas
Business Insider - The Navy does its best to get troops home for
the holidays when it can, but this display at Norfolk Naval base
is still more the exception than the rule.
Deport Piers Morgan Petition Receives More than 60,000
Kurt Nimmo - The petition was not posted to deny Morgan
protection under the First Amendment. The Supreme Court has
ruled that the First Amendment protects speech regardless of the
nationality of the speaker. The petition was posted to draw
attention to Morgan’s effort to rob Americans of their right to
possess firearms and shed light on the Second Amendment argument
ignored or dismissed by the corporate media. It successfully
accomplished this objective within several hours of appearing on
the White House website.
Dem. Senators: 30 Round Magazines for Me But Not for Thee
Breitbart - Democrats like Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and others
have made it abundantly clear that no one needs "a 30-round"
magazine for a gun.
Get Ready For The Rise Of Personal Drones
Business Insider - Already, companies like FedEx are counting
the days until drones are admitted to standard US airspace. The
FAA will officially allow it starting in 2015, but the drones
cannot fly higher than 400 feet above the ground and must be at
least five miles away from any airport.
VIDEO: Santa Arrested In Austin For Drawing On Sidewalk With
Huffington Post - Officers with the Texas Department of Public
Safety arrested a man dressed as Santa Claus in Austin Friday on
charges of criminal mischief after writing with chalk on the
grounds of the state Capitol building, the Austin
School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards
Breitbart - Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the
latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate
Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards
are used as a matter of fact.
440+ School Age Children Shot in Gun-Controlled Chicago
Breitbart - Chicago has been a shining city on a hill for
gun-grabbers for decades. In fact, so extreme is the gun control
in the Windy City that prior to the 2010 Supreme Court decision
in McDonald v. Chicago, you couldn't even have a gun in your own
house with which to defend yourself or your family.
Take Your Children Out of Government Schools
Activist Post - Aside from school violence, there are some other
very compelling reasons that parents may want to consider when
deciding where and how to educate their child.
NY Gunman Who Shot Firemen Already Barred From Owning Guns
Breitbart - While liberals on Twitter pointed at the shooting of
four firefighters in upstate New York as evidence that more gun
control is necessary, NBC News reports that the gunman, one
William Spengler, was already banned from owning guns. Spengler
served 17 years in prison for killing his grandmother with a
hammer in 1980.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 12/24/12: Government
Security is Just Another Kind of Violence
The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown,
Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of
individuals can cause great harm no matter what laws are in
place. Connecticut already has restrictive gun laws relative to
other states, including restrictions on fully automatic,
so-called "assault" rifles and gun-free zones. Predictably, the
political left responded to the tragedy with emotional calls for
increased gun control. This is understandable, but misguided....
It’s Not a “Fiscal Cliff” … It’s the Descent Into Lawlessness
Washington's Blog - It’s Not a Tax or Spending Problem … It’s a
Devolution Into Lawlessness. The “fiscal cliff” is a myth. Let’s
look at some specific examples of our descent into
Unwrapping Christmas Myrrh's Cholesterol Lowering Properties
Green Med Info - In the Christmas Bible story, the three kings
brought the Christ child gold, symbolizing his royalty,
frankincense, symbolizing his divinity, and myrrh, foretelling
his death. Laboratory research now suggests that one of those
gifts, myrrh, may have cholesterol lowering properties in
addition to other health benefits.
Biotech Giant Amgen Fined $762M for Illegal Marketing
Natural Society - On Tuesday, biotech giant Amgen Inc pleaded
guilty in federal court for illegally marketing its former
top-seller, Aranesp, a drug used to treat anemia. They are to
pay $762 million: $612 million in a civil settlement and $136
million in criminal fines.
Making Doorknobs Brass Could Stop The Spread Of Superbugs
Business Insider - Researchers have discovered that copper and
alloys made from the metal, including brass, can prevent
antibiotic resistance in bacteria from spreading.
Vitamin D Shown to Prevent Bladder Cancer in Spanish Study
Natural Society - According to the Journal of the National
Cancer Institute, people with the lowest levels of
25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 were 1.83 times more likely to have
bladder cancer. In the United States, bladder accounts for
15,000 deaths annually, with over 73,000 new cases each and
every year. In Spain, where the study was conducted, bladder
cancer rates are some of the highest in the world.
Algae: Both a Superfood and Renewable Energy Resource
Natural Society - You may view algae as 'the green stuff'
floating on a still body of water or gathering on the sides of
pool or fish tanks, but it is so much more. While it is somewhat
unsightly, this single celled plant is packed with nutrition and
other amazing properties. There are more than 30,000 different
forms of algae, including those types that make-up chlorella and
spirulina - both of which have gained a mighty reputation among
VIDEO: Check Out These Super Cute Dogs Barking Jingle Bells
Business Insider - A year ago, dog food company Pedigree posted this
holiday video. It's so cute that it went viral again this year. We can
see why. Anyone that likes dogs can't help but smile at this.
Tuesday - December 25, 2012
VIDEO: Assad Just Hit Us With Poison Gas, Syrian Rebels Say
Wired - The regime of embattled Syrian president Bashar Assad gassed
rebel forces in the battleground city of Homs, anti-government activists
told Al Jazeera on Sunday. If the unconfirmed report is true — and
that’s a huge if — the chemical attack could signal the biggest
escalation yet of 20-month-old Syrian civil war, with serious
implications for the rest of the world.
Syria militants kill several civilians
Press TV - On Sunday, dozens of people were killed in the northern town
of Halfaya, where foreign-backed militants attacked a bakery and killed
civilians including women and children.
Syrian troops find tunnels full of weapons near Damascus
Press TV - Syrian troops have discovered a series of tunnels in the
Damascus suburb of Dayara with a large amount of weapons and ammunition
stored inside, Press TV reports. A significant quantity of stolen
medicines and medical equipment were also found inside the tunnels on
Afghan policewoman shoots dead US military adviser
RT - An investigation into the shooting is underway, Interior Ministry
spokesperson Sediq Seidiqqi said in an interview with AFP. The shooter
was detained by her fellow officers after the incident, Sidiqqi added.
Afghan and ISAF officials are reportedly working to confirm that the
woman is a police officer.
Red alert issued for Chilean volcano
RT - A top level “red” alert has been issued by the Chilean authorities
as Copahue volcano began spewing ash raising fears of an imminent
eruption. No evacuation has been ordered by the National Emergency
office as there are no big towns are in the current risk area. About 500
people live in Copahue, a village famous for its spa waters, and there
are about 900 in the town of Caviahue and an estimated 800 more in local
indigenous Mapuche communities.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
BREAKING: NY Paper Publishes Legal Gun Permit Holders Names in
Print & Online!
amiglobalsecurity.com - December 23rd 2012 a New York Newspaper
Printed the names and addresses of every Licensed Pistol Permit
holder in two Counties and another County is being posted
shortly!... In an article title “The gun owner next door: What
you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood” the paper
linked to an interactive map titled: “Map:
Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?” where you
can search neighborhoods to see who received a legal permit to
own a hand gun license listed by name and address.
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Legal Gun Owners in New York Outed Like Sex Offenders
VIDEO: MSNBC: People Against Gun Control Are Scared Of “Black
And Brown People” Rising Up To Get Them…
Infowars.com - Shockingly, this is the same UPenn professor who
called for the filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims” to be
locked up for making the movie.
Gun myths busted: Automatic weapons, buying guns online,
background checks, assault rifles and other fictions of the
(NaturalNews) People who don't own guns are wildly ignorant
about them, and they're easily suckered into liberal media myths
that willfully repeat total lies such as being able to "buy guns
online" or the idea that you can easily buy "automatic weapons"
or "assault rifles." These are all complete lies. Let's expose
the myths right here...
Staten Island Sandy Relief Camp to be Shut Down Because of Cold
dnainfo.com - Organizers of a relief camp set up in New Dorp
Beach, which hands out hot food, clothing, heaters and cleaning
supplies to people hard hit by Sandy, said the city told them to
take down the tents before Jan. 1 because of fears they couldn't
withstand winter weather.
VIDEO: Deputy pepper sprays, detains man with Down Syndrome
CNN - His eyes stinging with pepper spray, a developmentally
disabled 21-year-old man was hit and forced to the ground before
being taken into custody by California sheriff's deputies in an
incident that left his family Thursday demanding justice.
Agenda 21 Is Being Rammed Down The Throats Of Local Communities
All Over America
Economic Collapse - The philosophy behind Agenda 21 is that our
environmental problems are the number one problem that we are
facing, and that those problems are being caused by human
activity. Therefore, according to Agenda 21 human activity needs
to be tightly monitored, regulated and controlled for the
greater good. Individual liberties and freedoms must be
sacrificed for the good of the planet.
VIDEO: The Real Transfer of Wealth: From Manufacturing to
Government (with Infographic)
Activist Post - The story centers around industry. Creators of
the infographic posted below worked with InetSoft, as well as
data obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of
Economic Analysis to look at the shift in percentage of U.S. GDP
as made up by various industries over the first decade.
Economic Charts Covering 12 Months of 2012
Liberty Crier - From Gas Prices to Food Stamps; from ‘Bulk Ammo’
to Consumer Confidence; and from Earnings to Economic Data,
these 12 charts of the 12 months of 2012 are definitely Not Jim
There Is Such A Thing As The Milk Cliff: If Congress Doesn’t Act
Soon, Prices Could Double
Consumerist - For the apparently shrinking amount of milk
drinkers out there, we’ve got some bad news: There’s a thing
called the Milk Cliff, and we’re standing on it. If Congress
doesn’t act on a new farm bill that amends a policy from 1949,
the price of a gallon of milk could increase and possibly even
double. Yes, a milk cliff.
US Navy Seal's 'apparent suicide' in Afghanistan under
Guardian - Navy Seal Commander Job W Price, 42, of Pottstown,
Pennsylvania, died on Saturday from a non-combat-related injury
while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan province,
Afghanistan. A US military official said the death "appears to
be the result of suicide". The official spoke on condition of
anonymity because the death is still being investigated.
Bayou Corne Sinkhole Continues to Grow, New Flyover Pictures
leanweb.org - Photographs from a flyover today, December 21,
2012, show the Bayou Corne Sinkhole is continuing to expand. The
sinkhole is currently estimated to be approximately 8.5 acres in
Media won't admit diabetes has a cure; instead they use the term
(NaturalNews) A new study claims that people with type 2
diabetes or who are suffering "pre-diabetes" symptoms can see
their disease go into remission after a year of following an
intensive diet and exercise program, but as usual, the
mainstream media is stopping short of saying that the disease
can be totally reversed.
Five steps to naturally recharge your adrenal glands this
(NaturalNews) Christmas is right around the corner, which for
many people means lots of quality time spent with family and
friends; lots of eating and drinking; and a whole lot of
exhaustion and lethargy for the millions of people who suffer
from adrenal fatigue.
Forget allergy meds: Combat winter allergies naturally
(NaturalNews) Most people think of spring as prime allergy
season, but wintertime can wreak havoc for allergy sufferers as
well. Unlikely suspects like a Christmas tree could even be the
cause behind some people's winter allergy attacks.
Sweet foods that can help cure constipation
(NaturalNews) Most individuals acknowledge that fiber-rich foods
(especially fruits, vegetables, and bran products) have a
positive effect on colon health. However, health stores also
contain numerous sweet foods that are also effective at treating
intestinal blockages. The best of these foods are listed below,
complete with information on how to incorporate them into our
Chew more, eat less: Avoid food designed to make you fat
NaturalNews) Americans are eating more and gaining weight with
rapid speed, and many people have theories about why this is,
but the truth could very well be that in an effort to sell more
food and make more money, manufacturers have designed their food
to go down quicker so you can put more in your mouth. People in
the U.S. used to chew their bites of food up to 25 times before
swallowing it, yet today people chew bites as few of 10 times.
Hummus: Health benefits and tasty homemade recipe
(NaturalNews) Even though the chickpea has been cultivated for
more than 7,000 years and variations of hummus have been made
for much of that time, the health benefits are oftentimes
overlooked. With ingredients including freshly squeezed lemon
juice, fresh garlic, tahini, and chickpeas, hummus contains
several vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for a healthy
Monday - December 24, 2012
Taliban claim attack on convoy kills 10 US soldiers
Press TV - Taliban militants launched a fresh attack on US forces on
Sunday as American troops were on their way from Torkham border crossing
between Pakistan and Afghanistan to Jalalabad in Nangarhar.
Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt constitution vote amid fraud
RT - Egypt's new Sharia-based constitution has been approved in a second
round of voting, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party said. The country's
opposition leveled accusations of fraud, saying it will appeal the
Syria militants use chemical weapons against Syrian forces
Press TV - Militants fighting against the Syrian government have used
chemical weapons against the army in Daraya near the capital, Damascus,
military sources say. According to a commander of the Syrian
Presidential Guard, at least seven Syrian soldiers were killed on
Saturday after they were attacked by a chemical weapon which produced a
toxic yellow gas.
REPORT: Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under
DEBKAfile - The Russian foreign minister’s statement was a message to
Washington that the transfer of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction to
one or two protected sites was under Russian control.
U.N. Security Council approves military mission in Mali
LA Times - Aiming to reclaim the northern stretches of Mali from
extremists, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the
deployment of African-led forces to the West African nation for a
year.... A West African bloc of nations has already authorized 3,300
troops for the anticipated mission.
South Sudan army ‘shoots down UN helicopter’
BBC - The UN says a helicopter from its peacekeeping mission in South
Sudan has been shot down by the army, killing all four crew, believed to
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Rand Paul Objects to Indefinite Detention on Senate
Senator Rand Paul 12/21/12.
* Related Video/Article:
Levin, Graham and McCain: Arguments for Indefinite Detention
Ron Paul's Statement...
You Tube: The National Rifle Association Press Conference
NRA - Now, we must speak ... for the safety of our nation's
children. Because for all the noise and anger directed at us
over the past week, no one — nobody — has addressed the most
important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we
protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we
Continue reading here.
NRA Speech: ‘There Should Be a Police Station In Every School.’
Liberty Crier - During a recent press conference National Rifle
Association President Wayne LaPierre suggested an armed
policeman in every school in our nation. But did he really mean
to say there should be a police station in every school?
* Related Video:
Code Pink disrupting NRA's LaPierre speech
Deport Piers Morgan Petition Reaching Goal
Kurt Nimmo - The petition was posted in response to British
citizen Piers Morgan using his bully pulpit at CNN to undermine
the civil liberties of the American people. It is calling for
his deportation before he helps enemies of the Constitution do
irreparable harm to the Second Amendment.
Michigan Governor Rejects Bill That Would Allow Conceal-Carry In
Schools, Churches, Stadiums
Mac Slavo - The Michigan Legislature has enacted a bill allowing
people who undergo extra training to carry concealed weapons in
places such as schools, churches, day care centers and sports
stadiums where they previously were off-limits.... That bill,
which is by far one of the most sensible legislative actions
this year, made its way to the desk of Michigan Governor Rick
VIDEO: Reality Check: The very politically incorrect truth about
the Second Amendment
Fox 19 - Tonight, we are looking at the second amendment, the
intention behind it and what the founders might think about the
gun debate today.
New York Gov: Gun Confiscation and Forced Buy-back an Option
Kurt Nimmo - New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the state of
New York is serious about gun confiscation. The Democrat and
former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development told an Albany
radio station he plans to propose a package of draconian
legislation during his Sate of the State address next month.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Reduce violent crime by issuing more
concealed carry permits
Fox 19 - We told you about a task force that President Obama is
calling on to help reduce gun violence. Chances are that
commission will not come back with a recommendation for more
concealed carry permits as part of the answer. But should they?
WND Names Ron Paul 'Man of the Decade'
WND - Honoring one of the most inspiring and principled
political careers in contemporary American politics, culminating
in an extraordinary “farewell address” upon his recent announced
retirement from the House of Representatives, WND has named U.S.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, as its “Man of the Decade.”
VIDEO: Three arrested in deadly Indianapolis home explosion
theindychannel.com - Three people have been arrested in the
explosion on Indianapolis' south side that killed two neighbors
and damaged dozens of homes, RTV6 first reported Friday
morning.... All three were charged with two counts of murder,
one count of conspiracy to commit arson, 33 counts of arson, a
Class B felony and 12 counts of arson, a Class A felony.
Don't be fooled by January pay - higher taxes loom
AP - Social Security payroll taxes are set to increase on Jan.
1, so workers should immediately feel the squeeze of a 2 percent
cut in their take-home pay. But as talks drag on over how to
address other year-end tax increases, the Internal Revenue
Service has delayed releasing income tax withholding tables for
GMO: Will Genetically Modified Salmon be Released into the
Natural Society - The FDA is now pushing for the release of
genetically modified salmon called "frankenfish" to be released
across the globe.
* Related Article:
Genetically Modified ‘Frankenfish’ To Appear In US Stores
Naughty new disorder: Researchers attempting to make consensual
sex a mental illness
(NaturalNews) Psychiatry continues its imperialistic efforts to
diagnose every human condition as a mental illness with a
billing code and proper pharmaceutical intervention. The latest
on the docket is sex, with the proposed Hypersexual Disorder.
Related article: First label everyone with a mental disorder,
then use that to take their guns
Use Flaxseeds for Protection Against Radiation Exposure
Natural Society - Flaxseeds seem to protect lungs and other
healthy tissues and organs before radiation exposure and reduce
damage after exposure as well.
Could the conventional cancer and bra industry be lying to you?
(NaturalHealth365) The lymphatic vessels that drain the tissues
of this lymph fluid are tiny, thin, and easily compressed by a
bra. This causes fluid congestion within the breast tissue,
breast pain, and in many women cysts develop as this fluid
collects. Over time, these cysts can become fibrous. Fibrocystic
breast disease should be called “tight bra syndrome”.
Obama Executive Order On CyberSecurity Coming In January
Steve Watson - Washington insiders say it is almost certain that
Barack Obama will once again bypass Congress in the coming weeks
and issue an executive order on cybersecurity, a prospect that
has worried privacy groups. The order is expected to place new
demands on private companies to share information with the
government, intelligence agencies and even the military.
New York Cops Announce Dubious Precrime Plan to Find Mass
Shooters on the Internet
Kurt Nimmo - New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has unveiled
a precrime plan to find mass shooters before they strike. “The
techniques would include cyber-searches of language that
mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet
postings,” Kelly said in a statement, according to the New York
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Goodbye to Animal Ownership, Goodbye to Animals? Love Won’t
foodfreedomgroup.com - As astounding as it may seem, laws and
regulations have been or are now being put into place to remove
the right for Americans to own animals. This is being done under
many pretexts, all of them bogus, all camouflaged as beneficial
for either the animals or public.
in History - Friday - December 21, 2012
1898 - Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the radioactive
1909 - McKinley and Washington schools of Berkeley, CA, became the first
authorized, junior-high schools in the U.S.
1913 - The "New York World" Sunday edition included the 1st crossword
puzzle as an added feature of the "Fun" supplement.
1944 - Horse racing was banned in the United States until after the end
of World War II.
1945 - U.S. Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of
injuries from a car accident.
1948 - The state of Eire (formerly the Irish Free State) declared its
1958 - Charles de Gaulle was elected to a seven-year term as the first
president of the Fifth Republic of France.
1968 - Apollo 8 was launched on a mission to orbit the moon. The craft
landed safely in the Pacific Ocean on December 27.
1971 - The U.N. Security Council chose Kurt Waldheim to succeed U Thant
1978 - Police in Des Plaines, IL, arrested John W. Gacy Jr. and began
unearthing the remains of 33 men and boys that Gacy was later convicted
1988 - 270 people were killed when Pan Am Boeing 747 exploded over
Lockerbie, Scotland, due to a terrorist attack.
1990 - In a German television interview, Saddam Hussein declared that he
would not withdraw from Kuwait by the UN deadline.
1991 - Eleven of the 12 former Soviet republics proclaimed the birth of
the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1995 - The city of Bethlehem passed from Israeli to Palestinian control.
1996 - After two years of denials, U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich
admitted violating House ethics rules.
1998 - Israel's parliament voted overwhelmingly for early elections. It
was the signal to the demise of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's
1998 - A Chinese court sentenced two dissidents to long prison terms for
attempting to organize an opposition party. A third man was sentenced to
12 years in prison on December 22, 1998.
1998 - The first vaccine for Lyme disease was approved.
2001 - The Islamic militant group Hamas released a statement that said
it was suspending suicide bombings and mortar attacks in Israel.
2002 - Larry Mayes was released after spending 21 years in prison for a
rape that maintained that he never committed. He was the 100th person in
the U.S. to be released after DNA tests were performed.
Police fire tear gas on Morsi supporters
Press TV - Egyptian police forces have fired tear gas to disperse
demonstrators in a rally in support of President Mohamed Morsi in the
second largest city of Alexandria.
3 killed in US drone strike in Pakistan
Press TV - At least three people have been killed in a US assassination
drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, reports say.
US terror drone destroyed in South Waziristan
Press TV - A US assassination drone has been destroyed in Pakistan’s
northwestern tribal region of South Waziristan, local sources say. The
drone crashed in the Kaza Panga area of South Waziristan late on
Thursday. It is not yet clear that the unmanned aircraft, which was
reportedly on a targeted killing mission, was shot down or crashed due
to technical problems.
YouTube: Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World
The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself
&, if you dont have the tools to do that, then youre going to be at the
mercy of whomever wants to put you away. Guns are deeply rooted within
Swiss culture - but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not
even kept. The country has a population of six million, but there are
estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including
about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols.
VIDEO: Chinese Pharma Companies Accused of Selling Pills Made from ‘Dead
Natural Society - According to the documentary, Chinese hospitals and
abortion clinics give stillborns and aborted babies to drug companies,
but reports suggest that some of these remains even come from China’s
infamous “dying rooms.” These are places in which babies are left
intentionally to perish when families cannot—or, for the legal limit of
having only one child lest a fee or even a physical beating be incurred
by officials, will not—raise them. Chinese hospitals perform about 13
million abortions annually to keep its enormous population in check.
YouTube: UK: Unbelievable road rage attack
The worst case of road rage we've ever come across was caught on camera
by an innocent driver who found himself the target of a madman.
UN slaps sanctions on two Iran firms
Press TV - The United Nations Security Council has adopted sanctions
against two Iranian firms on charges of supplying arms to the Syrian
government, but stopped short of naming countries fuelling unrest in
Syria by arming militants in the Arab country. The Iranian companies hit
by UN sanctions on Thursday are Yas Air and SAD Import Export Company,
Israel violated laws of war targeting media, civilians in Gaza
RT - Israeli army attacks on journalists and media centers in Gaza
during last month’s military operation violated the laws of war, Human
Rights Watch has said. Two Palestinian cameramen were killed and at
least 10 media personnel were wounded during the conflict. Four media
facilities and four private companies were also damaged, and a
two-year-old boy who lived across the street from one of the buildings
was killed by the IDF attacks, the organization said.
US Alone in Blocking UN Resolution Opposing Israeli Settlements
antiwar.com - The United States was alone on Wednesday when all other 14
members of the UN Security Council condemned Israeli settlement plans in
Jerusalem after abandoning a legally binding resolution because of an
imminent US veto. The Security Council would have passed a legally
binding resolution obligating Israel to refrain from building
settlements in the controversial area of East Jerusalem known as E1...
Instead, the council members decided to simply make statements
condemning the settlement plans.
MoD penance: Tortured Iraqis get £14 million from London
RT - The British Ministry of Defense has allocated over $22 million (£14
million) to be paid to hundreds of Iraqis who claimed to have been
illegally held and tortured by UK forces during their occupation of the
country after the 2nd Gulf war. The average payment to the 205 people
has been almost $114,000 (£70,000). Another 196 people have lined up to
receive reparations as Iraqis bring their cases to the London courts. At
least 700 more individuals are likely to make claims in 2013.
'End of the road' for ACTA in Europe as EC withdraws court appeal over
RT - The European Commission has withdrawn its request to review ACTA’s
compatibility with the EU law in the European Court of Justice. The move
virtually ensures the treaty will never be adopted in the Union.
PHOTOS: 21 December 2012 is here: 'Apocalypse' LIVE UPDATES
RT - The much-anticipated date for the end of the world is finally
coming, as predicted by the Mayans, and we’ve got the latest updates on
how the globe is dealing with 'Armageddon.'
U.S. News, Politics & Government
House passes $633bn defense bill
Press TV - In a 315-107 vote, the House of Representatives has
approved a massive $633 billion National Defense Authorization
Act for 2013, a consensus version which will now move on to the
Senate for rubber stamping. The bill is something of an increase
over the initial House version, which was $606 billion and was
approved in July, and a slight increase over the Senate version,
which was $631 billion. One key difference from the Senate
version is the removal of the Feinstein Amendment, which was
aimed at banning the military from detaining U.S. citizens on
American soil and holding them without charges.
* Related article:
US House passes another anti-Iran bill
NDAA fuels militarization, enriches defense corporations,
Press TV - Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) gave the following
speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on December
U.S. on alert for Islamist ire to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Washington Times - Could the release of “Zero Dark Thirty”
provoke violent protests against the U.S. in response to the
film’s searing depictions of “enhanced interrogation” — the
coercive, super-secret and bitterly debated methods used by the
CIA against al Qaeda terrorism suspects?
Boxer proposes letting governors use National Guard troops to
increase school security
Politico - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is proposing allowing
governors to use National Guard troops to increase security at
schools in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Boxer, who
said the legislation is modeled after a previous law that had
National Guard troops help with border security, would allow
governors to decide how troops would be used at schools. While a
governor already has the power to send troops to a school, the
legislation would allow for the governors to access federal
funds for those troops, she said.
Newtown 7th Grader Starts Movement To Rid America Of Violent
CBS News - Violent video games are drawing new scrutiny in the
wake of the Newtown elementary school tragedy. Some gamers are
already giving them up … voluntarily. CBS 2’s Lou Young met one
seventh grader in Newtown on Thursday who was gathering a
selection of his personal video games. He was getting rid of
them for one reason and said he wants you to get rid of yours as
well. “All of it is kill, just kill as many people as you can
without dying,” Max Goldstein said.
If Obama is Opposed to Guns, Why Did his Administration Just
Purchase 1.6Bil Rounds of Ammo?
Intel Hub - Guns are the problem in America today, we’ve been
told from every corner of the media, and so the only solution is
to get rid of all the guns. But not exactly. There’s one
organization in America that’s loading up on masses of assault
rifles and enough ammunition to run a 10-year shooting war. That
organization is, of course, the U.S. federal government and its
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has purchased a
total of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition to be used
domestically, inside the United States. It begs the question:
Why does the Department of Homeland Security — named after
Hitler’s “Office of Fatherland Security” — need 1.6 billion
rounds of ammo?
The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a
Intel Hub - First of all, where is the headquarters of this
“Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about? And where
can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement,
one deserving of capital letters. Who is the leader of this
“movement”? I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately! The
propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of
the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School – this has
become a two-for-the-price-of-one crisis, allowing the
government and media to yet again, demonize preppers.
Mayan calendar, Sandy Hook, Peace Prize Obama: Your entire
reality has been scripted by the manipulation masters
(NaturalNews) This is a message for those who are new to Natural
News and who seek the truth in this time of great change. You
may have already noticed the Mayan calendar prophecy was a hoax.
The universe didn't end. We're all still here, and we must face
our future rather than writing it off.
VIDEO: Daily Paul 'End of The World' Party
Daily Paul - The End of the World Party, as we wait out the day.
And see if anything happens... Report all weirdness here.
Eric Holder: executive orders on gun control?
Washington Examiner - “The Obama administration will consider
executive actions and specific proposals for legislation as part
of its gun policy response to the school massacre in Newtown,
Connecticut, U.S., Attorney General Eric Holder said on
Wednesday,” per Reuters. Holder, who is traveling to Newtown
today, said they are considering their options on executive
orders: “Those options will have to include a ‘strong and
robust’ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the
chronically under-funded agency that enforces federal gun laws,
Sales of bulletproof backpacks, kids' body armor by Utah company
Fox News - Sales for bulletproof backpacks and child-sized body
armor manufactured by a Utah company have increased 500 percent
since last week’s shooting massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook
Elementary, company officials said.... The backpacks, which
retail for as little as $300, will stop a bullet fired from a
.357 Magnum and feature an armor component that weighs just 10
ounces, Williams said. He declined to discuss specific sales
VIDEO: Adam Lanza haircut: Barber wishes he had killed the teen
wtvr.com - Lanza would sit with his head straight down, his eyes
adrift, never making eye contact. Skuba would run clippers
through his hair like a buzz saw. The kid was about 12 when he
first came to the shop. His mom would bring him in, every four
weeks, over the next five years.... When the haircut was done,
the barber would tell Lanza it was time to get up. But he’d just
sit there, like he was still getting clipped. His mom would grab
him by the arm and yank him up. It’s time to go, Adam. Your
haircut is done. The boy would listen to his mother. Always,
always, always. Never would he disobey her.
Air Force asks sports network to help analyze drone intelligence
RT - According to an article from the paper’s Jim Michaels, the
Air Force has reached out to ESPN recently in hopes that the
sports station’s video analysts will have some ideas about how
to process hours upon hours of sensitive footage captured by
drones. The intelligence that’s picked up by hovering drones in
areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan can often help
counterterrorism officials thousands of miles away determine
when and how to hit suspected insurgents with missiles that be
fired from those very same UAVs.
31 at Base Daycare Center Had Criminal Records
military.com - The Defense Department has expanded its
investigation into the criminal backgrounds of child care
providers at all military facilities after officials discovered
many had criminal records at a Northern Virginia base where two
daycare workers have been charged with assaulting children.
Leaders at the Fort Myer, Va. daycare facilities hired at least
31 civilian workers who had criminal records on charges ranging
from assault to sexual offenses, a senior Defense Department
official said Wednesday.
School Districts Cancel Class Due To Doomsday Talk, Potential
CBS News - Thousands of students will have an extra long holiday
break after school administrators in at least two Michigan
counties decided to cancel classes because of talk surrounding
the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and rumors connected to
the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world. Five
districts in Lapeer County and 20 districts in Genesee County
posted announcements Wednesday evening cancelling classes
Thursday and Friday.
The high price of impatience: Michelle jets off to Hawaii with
the kids for 17 day vacation before the President can leave ...
at a cost of $100,000 to the taxpayer
Daily Mail - With thousands of families struggling to raise
funds for Christmas, you would think the Obamas might manage a
little thriftiness. But last night, Michelle Obama and her two
daughters flew to Hawaii for a 17-day holiday - days before the
president joins them. The separate flights will incur costs of
more than $100,000 to the taxpayer.
VIDEO: Kucinich slams Social Security cuts
Press TV - Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Thursday blasted
President Barack Obama’s reported plan to cut Social Security by
linking cost-of-living increases to the Chained Consumer Price
Index - or “Chained CPI.”... “Will seniors be pushed off the
fiscal cliff?” Kucinich asked in a speech on the House floor on
Thursday. “Social Security did not cause the deficit, but the
White House’s plan to lower Social Security cost-of-living
benefits could eventually reduce Seniors’ annual benefits by
hundreds of dollars. The gimmick is called the ‘Chained Consumer
75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To
Economic Collapse - What a year 2012 has been! The mainstream
media continues to tell us what a "great job" the Obama
administration and the Federal Reserve are doing of managing the
economy, but meanwhile things just continue to get even worse
for the poor and the middle class. It is imperative that we
educate the American people about the true condition of our
economy and about why all of this is happening.
20 Signs That The U.S. Poverty Explosion Is Hitting Children And
Young People The Hardest
Economic Collapse - This is easily the worst economic
environment that we have seen for young people since the Great
Depression of the 1930s. The number of good jobs continues to
decline. Many young people are faced with the choice of taking a
bad job or having no job at all.
Healing the heart in body, mind and emotions
(NaturalNews) Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the
larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating
the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in
doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to
help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an
average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, it makes good
sense to treat the whole person instead of relying on medication
to temporarily help the heart function when in the long run it
can harm multiple systems, organs and glands. To heal the heart,
people should focus on diet, supplementation, lifestyle and
GreenMedInfo: 20,000 Studies In Support Of Natural Medicine
Green Med Info - GreenMedInfo.com is excited to announce it has
reached a new milestone: the indexing of over 20,000 study
abstracts in support of natural medicine, all of which are free
to view by anyone in the world with internet access. Begun 5
years ago, in an attempt to disseminate the scientific data
supporting natural healing modalities, and after the review of
over a hundred thousand study abstracts from the National
Library of Medicine, the following project goals have now been
Research Finds Aloe Vera May Prevent and Treat Skin Cancer
Green Med Info - Research from the University of Belgrade School
of Medicine has confirmed what other recent studies have been
finding – that Aloe vera and its constituents inhibit the
process of skin cell proliferation that accompanies skin cancer.
The researchers tested Aloe-emodin, a constituent of Aloe, with
human skin cells – keratinocytes – after being treated with
radiation. Once radiated, keratinocytes will typically
proliferate in the process of forming skin tumors. The
researchers found that the Aloe-emodin significantly stopped the
proliferation process. This confirmed Aloe's benefit in halting
the progression of tumor formation after radiation by the sun.
4 Herbs for Diabetes Management
Natural Society - Getting a handle on the disease involves far
more than blood tests and insulin injections. Treating your
diabetes (whether Type 1 or Type 2) almost requires a holistic
approach. This means that what you eat, when you eat, and what
you do to manage your blood sugar will need to change.
Fortunately, there are herbs that can help.
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.
Cedars-Sinai surgeon infects five surgery patients with infected
(NaturalNews) At least five patients undergoing heart valve
replacement surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit
hospital in Los Angeles, California, got more than they
bargained for recently when a heart surgeon infected them with a
potentially deadly human skin bacteria. According to reports,
the unidentified surgeon developed microscopic tears in his
latex gloves while operating, which allowed Staphylococcus
epidermidis bacteria from his inflamed hands to pass through and
infect the patients, all of whom had to have second surgeries as
Study debunks the myth of age-related decline
(NaturalNews) In many people, cognitive skills and quality of
life improve steadily even to the end of life, according to a
study conducted by researchers from the University of
California-San Diego, Stanford University, and published in the
American Journal of Psychiatry.
'Preservative-free' vaccines and flu shots still contain deadly
(NaturalNews) The preservative-free lie is being perpetuated for
concerned parents and health enthusiasts, so you will still go
to the school, clinic, pharmacy, grocery store, or whatever
other "jab shop" that administers flu shots, and get injected
with toxins, even though they may have "left out" one or two of
the toxins you heard or read bad things about. Maybe
preservative-free means you still get the toxic preservatives,
but its only trace amounts that are being injecting into your
blood. Let's take the food toxin metaphor, as an example of what
is going on in the "preservative-free"
YouTube: Is Ambien creating a nation of zombies?
FOX 25 Boston News Apr 21, 2010 - Susan Chana Lask calls them
all Ambien Zombies." It was horrific for me to see people
walking around like Night of the Living Dead," she said. Lask is
an attorney who filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Ambien
users. She withdrew the suit after the FDA ordered stronger
label warnings. She is now writing a book about Ambien.
Zinc and Selenium are the Minerals that Fight Breast Cancer
(NaturalNews) The only way to avoid cancer or its recurrence is
to address these imbalances. Two minerals, zinc and selenium,
are key in maintaining balance in the body and keeping cancer
away. Recent research has added to the pile of data underscoring
the importance of these minerals in keeping women cancer-free.
Google starts watching what you do off the Internet too
RT - The most powerful company on the Internet just got a whole
lot creepier: a new service from Google merges offline consumer
info with online intelligence, allowing advertisers to target
users based on what they do at the keyboard and at the mall.
Without much fanfare, Google announced news this week of a new
advertising project, Conversions API, that will let businesses
build all-encompassing user profiles based off of not just what
users search for on the Web, but what they purchase outside of
Instagram Decides To Scrap Update To Advertising Section Of
Terms Of Service
Consumerist - The backpedaling continues at Instagram, the
Facebook-owned photo-sharing service that ticked off a lot of
users this week with some controversial changes to its Terms of
some of the language to quell concerns, but has now decided to
just go back to the way things were.
Another Earth Just 12 Light-Years Away?
sciencemag.org - Astronomers have discovered what may be five
planets orbiting Tau Ceti, the closest single star beyond our
solar system whose temperature and luminosity nearly match the
sun's. If the planets are there, one of them is about the right
distance from the star to sport mild temperatures, oceans of
liquid water, and even life. Don't pack your bags just yet,
though: The discovery still needs to be confirmed.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
5 tips for creating bird-friendly outdoor holiday decorations
Organic Gardening - Decorating a tree outdoors is a great family
activity that gets the whole community in on the fun. Neighbors
will take pleasure in your work, and the local critters are sure
to enjoy it, as well. Instead of fighting off the birds and
squirrels, use these five tips to keep the holidays green for
Finding Christmas in Simple Things
Mother Earth News - Take time this Christmas to focus on the
joyful, smaller details that surround the holiday season.
Traditions such as collecting pine boughs and following
grandma’s hand-written recipes provide the opportunity to create
beauty from the ordinary. Remember to take the time to
appreciate the chatter and laughter, the undercurrent of a
magical stillness, and the wonderfully full feeling of being
close to each other, close to the earth, and close to those gone
Jerky Treats - One Dog Death per Day
Susan Thixton - The most recent numbers of pet death and illness
linked to the jerky treats imported from China.Details of our
phone conference meeting with the FDA.... The FDA provided us
with the following updated numbers of adverse event reports
received related to the jerky treats… From January 1, 2012 to
December 17, 2012 (less than 12 months) 1,872 Reports have been
received by FDA related to the jerky treats. Within these 1,872
reports – a total of 2,245 dogs suffered a reaction, 6 cats
suffered a reaction. 383 dogs died, 1 cat died.
End of the world countdown clock
timeanddate.com - Scientists and historians have refuted the
claims that the end of the Mayan Calendar means the end of the
world. Many argue that the Mayans had a cyclical sense of time,
such that the end of the calendar merely signifies the end of
one period, and the start of another, just like our modern day
calendars. In fact, most experts say that the Mayans did not
have anything to say about the end of the world, an apocalypse
on December 21, 2012, or the Winter Solstice. A little music
to set the mood:
It's the End of the World As We Know It
Do not press 'The End of the World'... or keep pressing if you dare!
in History - Thursday - December 20, 2012
1803 - The United States Senate ratified a treaty that included the
Louisiana Territories from France for $15 million. The transfer was
completed with formal ceremonies in New Orleans.
1820 - The state of Missouri enacted legislation to tax bachelors
between the ages of 21-50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year.
1860 - South Carolina became the first state to secede from the American
1880 - New York's Broadway became known as the "Great White Way" when it
was lighted by electricity.
1928 - Mail delivery by dog sled began in Lewiston, ME.
1933 - The film "Flying Down to Rio" was first shown in New York.
1946 - The Frank Capra film "It's A Wonderful Life" had a preview
showing for charity at New York City's Globe Theatre, a day before its
"official" world premiere. James Stewart and Donna Reed star in the
1946 - In Indochina (Vietnam), full-scale guerrilla warfare between
Vietnam partisans and French troops began.
1963 - The Berlin Wall was opened for the first time to West Berliners.
It was only for the holiday season. It closed again on January 6, 1964.
1987 - More than 3,000 people were killed when the Dona Paz, a
Philippine passenger ship, collided with the tanker Vector off Mindoro
island, setting off a double explosion.
1989 - General Noriega, Panama's former dictator, was overthrown by a
United States invasion force invited by the new civilian government. The
project was known as Operation Just Cause.
1994 - Ivan Lendl retired after a 17-year tennis career.
1995 - An American Airlines Boeing 757 en route to Cali, Colombia,
crashed into a mountain, killing all but four of the 163 people aboard.
1998 - In Houston, TX, a 27-year-old woman gave birth to the only known
living set of octuplets.
1999 - The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples were
entitled to the same benefits as wedded couples of the
1999 - Sovereignty over the colony of Macao was transferred from
Portugal to China.
2001 - The U.S. Congress passed a $20 billion package to finance the war
against terrorism taking place in Afghanistan.
2001 - Argentina's President Fernando De la Rua resigned after two years
2001 - The first British peacekeepers arrived in Afghanistan to help the
nation heal after decades of war.
War or prosperity? UK announces higher price tag for Afghan war while
cutting vital social services
RT - The UK has revealed that the cost of its involvement in the war in
Afghanistan has reached $27.6 billion, and may end up being as much as
$32.5 billion. Meanwhile, the UK continues to slash domestic social
services to reduce its budget deficit. UK Prime Minister David Cameron
said that Britain has no plans to abandon Afghanistan: “We will be
contributing £70m [US$113 million] a year to help pay for the Afghan
National Security Forces.”
Iran urges support for 6-point Syria plan
Press TV - “Iran presented the new six-point plan to end the Syrian
crisis and, in this plan, it invited [the sides] to put an end to any
violence while insisting on dialogue as the only solution to the crisis
in Syria,” Roknabadi said in a meeting with newly elected Greek Orthodox
Patriarch Bishop Youhanna Yazigi in Beirut on Thursday. He reaffirmed
Iran’s stance on the necessity to promote stability and restore unity in
Lebanon and emphasized that internal conflicts among regional nations
would guarantee the Israeli regime’s interests.
S&P upgrades Greece’s credit rating
RT - Amid the continuing downward economic spiral, Standard & Poor's
ratings agency has upgraded Greece’s credit grade to a B-, the highest
since June 2011, although the bonds are still at junk status. The
backing of the Eurozone countries to keep Greece afloat and Athens’
determination to pursue harsh austerity measures in the face of popular
rejection has prompted the agency to increase country’s credit
worthiness by six notches with a stable outlook.
Belgium looks at euthanasia for minors, Alzheimer's sufferers
france24.com - Belgium is considering a significant change to its
decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's
sufferers to seek permission to die. The proposed changes to the law
were submitted to parliament Tuesday by the Socialist party and are
likely to be approved by other parties, although no date has yet been
put forward for a parliamentary debate.
Madrid threatens to block Barcelona’s ‘illegal’ independence bid
RT - Madrid has warned Catalonia that it has the sufficient means to
block the fugitive region’s “illegal” plans for a self-determination
referendum, as two Catalan political giants unite to pursue their battle
for independence. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria
announced Wednesday that the country's central government believes the
vote would be unconstitutional, saying, “our legislation has many
mechanisms to stop any illegality."
VIDEO: Wal-Mart Bribery Investigation Reveals Damning Evidence
Activist Post - Following on the heels of a former Wal-Mart executive
exposing a widespread bribery campaign inside Mexico orchestrated to
"gain market dominance," additional details have been provided in a
recently released New York Times investigation. The former executive had
been in charge of obtaining permits for Wal-Mart's subsidiary Wal-Mart
de Mexico. He led investigators to a paper trail which showed that the
price to skirt zoning regulations to construct their outlets and do
business was ultimately $24 million dollars; next to nothing compared to
its now $380 billion annual revenue in that country.
Defiant Netanyahu vows more settlements in East al-Quds
Press TV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to push
ahead with settlement expansions in occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem)
despite mounting international condemnation. “We are going to build in
Jerusalem for all its residents, this is something that has been done by
all previous governments and this is something that my government will
continue to do,” a defiant Netanyahu said in a meeting with foreign
ambassadors on Wednesday.
Russians in Syria are ‘legitimate targets’ - key opposition group member
RT - Russians are legitimate targets for military attacks in Syria, a
member of the Syria’s National Opposition Coalition said. The Coalition
is recognized by the US and a number of its allies as the only
legitimate representative of the Syrian people. "Russia, like Iran,
supports the Assad regime with weapons and ammunition, as well as in the
political arena, so the citizens of these countries are legitimate
targets for militants in Syria," Haitham al-Maleh, a member of the
National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces told
‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Killed
CBS News - A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug
cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched
“Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports. Authorities had said
that Maria Susana Flores Gamez was likely used as a human shield and
that an automatic rifle had been found near her body after the Nov. 23
shootout. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tells CBS News that the Justice
Department did not notify Congress that a Fast and Furious firearm was
found at the scene in Sinaloa.
Exxon Deal Brings Iraq, Kurdistan to Brink of Civil War
antiwar.com - Exxon Mobil has signed a pact with the KRG to drill in oil
fields along the nebulous line of control between the two sides, near
Kirkuk and the Maliki government insists it controls this region, in
theory though clearly not in practice. “The prime minister has been
clear: If Exxon lays a finger on this territory, they will face the
Iraqi army,” noted MP Sami Alaskary, a close aide of Maliki, adding that
“we will go to war, for oil and for Iraqi sovereignty.”
UBS traders charged, bank fined $1.5 billion in Libor scandal
Reuters - Earlier on Wednesday, the Swiss bank admitted to fraud and
bribery in connection with efforts to rig the interest rates and agreed
to pay $1.5 billion (922.9 million pounds) in fines to regulators in the
United States, UK and Switzerland.... In settling with U.S., UK and
Swiss authorities, UBS not only paid one of the largest fines ever
imposed on a bank, its Japanese subsidiary pleaded guilty to one U.S.
criminal count of fraud relating to manipulation of benchmark rates,
including the yen Libor.
French psychiatrist sentenced after patient commits murder
(Reuters) - A French psychiatrist whose patient hacked an elderly man to
death was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday in a groundbreaking
case that could affect the way patients are treated. A court in
Marseilles said Daniele Canarelli, 58, had committed a "grave error" by
failing to recognize the public danger posed by Joel Gaillard, her
patient of four years.... Defense lawyers said the ruling would have
serious repercussions for treatment of the mentally ill. "If a
psychiatrist lives in fear of being sentenced, it will have very real
consequences and probably lead to harsher treatment of patients," said
Canarelli's lawyer, Sylvain Pontier.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
State Department resignations follow Benghazi report
fox6now.com - Three State Department officials, including two
who oversaw security decisions at the diplomatic outpost in
Benghazi, Libya, resigned in the wake of a review of security
failures there, senior State Department officials told CNN
Wednesday.... Despite all the criticism, the board found that no
U.S. government employee had engaged in misconduct or ignored
responsibilities, and it did not recommend that any individual
be disciplined. Eric Boswell, assistant secretary of diplomatic
security, and Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary of state
for international programs, submitted their resignations, a
senior official said. A third official in the Near East Affairs
bureau also resigned, the official said.
VIDEO: Father of Sandy Hook Victim Asks ‘Read the Card?’ Seconds
Before Tear-jerking Press Conference
Infowars.com - As unexplained factors in the tragic Sandy Hook
school shooting continue to surface, independent researchers
have pointed to an odd clip where Robbie Parker, father of slain
6-year-old Emilie Parker, asks if he should read off of a card,
and is told that he should, during a press conference that took
place the day after Friday’s shooting. The Huffington Post
described Parker’s heartfelt statement as “fighting back tears
and struggling to catch his breath,” though he can be seen
cracking a smile and brief laugh just before approaching the
microphone. The full press conference can be
viewed here. Is the establishment media trying to steer the
YouTube: Full Disclosure: Is There A Connection Between Libor
Scandal and School Shootings?
Ben Swann takes a look at reports in alternative media that the
fathers of Adam Lanza, the alleged Sandy Hook shooter and James
Holmes, the alleged Colorado theater shooter were both supposed
to testify in the Libor scandal.
VIDEO: Paul Craig Roberts: You Can’t Have A Police State And An
Armed Population, They’re Going To Take Our Guns Away
Liberty Crier - An RT reporter tries to force Paul Craig Roberts
into her gun control narrative and miserably fails. Paul argues
that if the government can’t keep people from drinking alcohol
and can’t keep people from taking drugs, it can’t keep people
from owning guns. The only thing gun control will accomplish is
an increase in the crime rate and a more docile population for
the government to manipulate.
VIDEO: Former Seattle Police Chief Demands Repeal of Second
Kurt Nimmo - Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper believe
the Second Amendment should be removed from the Bill of Rights
and replaced with legislation “that makes sense for today’s
world, not the world that existed at the time of the drafting of
the Constitution and certainly the Bill of Rights.” Mr.
Stamper’s comment underscores widespread ignorance of the
Constitution and its philosophical underpinnings.
Obama appoints Biden to take charge on gun control
RT - US President Barack Obama has chosen Vice President Joe
Biden, a long-time gun control advocate, to lead an initiative
to tackle gun violence on a policy level, which might involve
reinstating an updated version of a ban on assault weapons. The
president promised to use “whatever power this office holds” to
protect America’s children after last Friday’s shooting in
Newtown, Conn., which might mean reinstating a ban on assault
VIDEO: Obama Targets Gun Shows
Kurt Nimmo - During a news conference on Wednesday, Obama said
that a “majority of Americans support laws requiring background
checks before all gun purchases so that criminals can’t take
advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who
won’t take the responsibility of doing a background check at
all.” This is a direct reference to gun shows. Under the Firearm
Owners Protection Act of 1986, individuals “not engaged in the
business” of selling firearms are not required to conduct
background checks on buyers or maintain records of sale. For
gun-grabbers, this law is known as the “gun show loophole.”
Gun sales surge after Connecticut massacre
Fox News - The prospect of a renewed assault weapons ban in the
wake of the Connecticut school massacre has set of a round of
buying, as thousands of Americans head to their local gun store
to secure the popular AR-15 -- the model used by the school
gunman -- before potential government prohibitions on their
Guns Out of Stock at Wal-Mart as Magazine Prices Surge on
Bloomberg - Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on
Wal- Mart’s website showed them to be out of stock at stores in
five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama....
Wal-Mart has about 10 modern sporting rifles, the gun industry’s
term for firearms that look like an M-16 military rifle, listed
on its website. The retailer removed a description and picture
of the Bushmaster AR-15, which was the model used in Newtown,
after the shootings.
VIDEO: Person of the Year: President Barack Obama: “Architect of
the New America”
Mac Slavo - One of the most prestigious awards that can be
bestowed upon a member of the elite is Time Magazine’s Person of
the Year. This year, the award goes to the “Architect of a New
America”, none other than Barack Obama. The President joins such
notable figures and social architects as Adolf Hitler (1938),
Joseph Stalin (1939, 1942), Nikita Khrushchev (1957), Richard
Nixon (1971, 1972), Henry Kissinger (1972), The Endangered Earth
(1988), Ted Turner (1991), Bill Clinton (1992, 1998), George
Bush (2000, 2004), Vladimir Putin (2007), and Ben Bernanke
Read the cover story [Time.com]
NDAA 2013 - Indefinite detention without trial is back
RT - Lawmakers in Washington have stripped an amendment from
next year’s National Defense Authorization Act that could have
kept the government from indefinitely detaining US citizens
without charge or trial. Senate Armed Services Committee
Chairman Carl Levin (D-Michigan) told reporters on Tuesday that
an amendment to the 2013 defense spending bill approved only two
weeks earlier had been removed. That amendment, authored by Sen.
Dianne Feinstein (D-California), was pitched as a solution to a
clause in the current NDAA that allows for the indefinite
detention of US citizens without due process or habeas corpus.
New Mobile Pre-Crime Technology Marketed to U.S. - Developed by
Activist Post - Disturbingly, this system aims to go beyond
supposed terrorist threat detection, and claims to be able to
aid in establishing connections to crimes after they are
committed - not only on the wider international stage, but also
within the halls of private business: The system can also be
utilized by law enforcement after a crime has taken place to
determine a suspect's association to a particular criminal
action or organization. Private sector security companies
similarly utilize Cogito to detect intent to harm an employer's
interests, among employees, management or job applicants
‘Citizen Drone Warfare’: Hobbyist explores a frightening
Washington Post -Less than a month ago, rumors that celebrity
news and gossip website TMZ was interested in obtaining a
paparazzi drone prompted privacy concerns and public debate
about the appropriate personal and commercial uses of unmanned
aerial vehicles. Now, a new online video poses a more troubling
question: What if civilian drones are equipped to shoot more
than just pictures?
YouTube video: Citizen Drone Warfare
Government report: 'TSA's main concern isn't safety, it's
RT - Despite the constant criticism, the Transportation Security
Administration stopped a program that would give airports the
option of having private employees conduct security screenings.
These employees would have greater workplace flexibility and be
held to higher standards, thereby improving customer service.
TSA was given the power to decide which locations could
participate, but between 2002 and 2011 it only allowed 16 out of
440 commercial US airports to hire these employees. TSA
Administrator John S. Pistole terminated the program last year,
returning full power of airport security to his agency by
eliminating the competition.
YouTube: Ben Swann Reality Check: Are calls for stricter gun
laws really about guns?
In the days after the Connecticut school shooting, there has
been a lot of talk about the need for gun control laws to be
more strict across the nation. This is a highly charged issue.
Some say stricter laws would protect the innocent. Others say it
would do nothing but take guns away from law abiding citizens.
YouTube: Piers Morgan resorts to name calling after losing Gun
Control debate !!!
Piers Morgan resorts to childish name calling after horribly
losing a gun control debate with the Larry Pratt who is the
executive director of the Gun Owners of America.
VIDEO: Michigan governor vetoes bill allowing concealed weapons
in public places
CNN - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would
have allowed concealed pistol license holders who undergo
additional training to carry concealed pistols in schools and
other public places, his office said Tuesday in a statement.
Snyder rejected the bill because it did not provide an
opportunity for public places -- such as schools, day care
centers and hospitals -- to exempt themselves from the
provision, the statement said.
Tennessee Considers Training And Arming Schoolteachers To
Protect Against Shootings
TPM - A member of the Republican-controlled legislature plans
during its upcoming session to introduce a bill that would allow
the state to pay for secretly armed teachers in classrooms so,
the sponsor told TPM, potential shooters don’t know who has a
gun and who doesn’t.
My Personal Pledge of Resistance Against Any Attemp to Disarm Us
by Means of an “Assault Weapons Ban”
Oath Keepers - We need to call a spade a spade and teach our
fellow citizens that taking away military style semi-autos is
disarmament. And we need to throw down the gauntlet and take a
hard stand against it, right now. When we, as Oath Keepers,
pledged to not obey any orders to disarm the American people,
this is what we meant. Any attempt to disarm the people of any
arms currently in their possession is illegitimate and must be
nullified, refused, disobeyed, and resisted. And so, in response
to this obvious assault on our right to keep and bear arms (as
in military arms), I feel compelled to make the following
Freedom Firearms for sale, gun stocks drop
Examiner - An investment group has decided to sell Freedom
Firearms Company because it no longer wants to be in the gun
business. Cerberus Capital Management on Tuesday announced it is
selling the company in the wake of Friday’s shootings at Sandy
Nook School in Newton, Conn. The gun company is being sold, the
investment company said, because it has no interest in "being
drawn into the national debate that is more properly pursued by
those with the formal charter and public responsibility to do
so." Among the company’s investment advisors is former Vice
President Dan Quayle, who serves as chairman of Cerberus Global
Exclusive: Cops, detectives, FBI agents, U.S. soldiers tell
Natural News they will not enforce gun confiscation orders
(NaturalNews) In the wake of the recent Sandy Hook shooting, I
reached out to my contacts in law enforcement, military and
(retired) FBI over the last three days, asking three simple
questions... I posed these questions to one ex-FBI agent, one
retired Sheriff's deputy, two active duty city police
detectives, one retired former police captain of a major U.S.
city, two U.S. Army veterans and one USMC veteran, discharged
several years ago after two tours in Afghanistan during which he
sustained a severe personal injury. For obvious reasons, none of
them wish to be identified by name, but their answers below
speak to their credibility and authenticity. Here are their
YouTube: Psychiatry: The True Shadow Government
It takes corrupt minds to establish a Federal Reserve, to
execute a Holocaust, to forward racism propaganda from past to
present, to call for mandatory mental screening and mass
psychiatric "medicating" of a society. All the while, running
the show through mass-media-mind-programming geared towards
unawareness and quite frankly... slavery.... This video is a
chapter from the full length video Psychiatry: An Industry of
Death produced by CCHR is the worlds leading watchdog on mental
health. Please also visit http://www.cchr.org to find out what
you can do to help stop this madness.
YouTube: The TRUE SOURCE of RANDOM & MASS SHOOTINGS and VIOLENCE
This video highlights the link between psychiatric drugs and
acts of senseless violence, including nearly all recent
mass-shootings and school shootings.
VIDEO: Female US cop caught on tape giving two women body cavity
search during routine traffic stop... and 'using the SAME gloves
Daily Mail - Two Texas women are suing after state troopers
subjected them to a humiliating and invasive 'roadside body
cavity search' that was caught on video. Female trooper Kellie
Helleson is seen in the footage aggressively searching the
private parts of Angel Dobbs, 38, and her niece, Ashley Dobbs,
24, in front of passing cars. The women, who claim the trooper
used the same rubber glove for both of them, were initially
stopped by Helleson's colleague David Farrell on State Highway
161 near Irving after he saw one of them throw a cigarette butt
out the window.
YouTube: Thousands Remain Displaced From Sandy Without Heat and
The Real News - Residents desperate for government assistance
for rebuilding and mold remediation seven weeks after Sandy.
INFOGRAPHIC: Uncovering The Federal Reserve
BestAccountingPractices.net - Is the Fed still doing its job
today? What secrets are being kept from us and how are the Fed’s
ations impacting our economy? Some say the Fed was meant to
create a balanced economy, while others argue its purpose was to
inorganically manipulate free enterprise, rescusing banks that
we’d be better off without.
Complaints Against The Fed...
VIDEO: David Walker: "There Is No Party Of Fiscal Responsibility
Daily Bail - The original budgetary truth teller. David Walker
is the former Comptroller General of the United States (the
nation's top independent accountant) and is the current
President of the non-partisan Comeback America Initiative.
Walker wrote a deficit op-ed for Reuters yesterday... Dallas Fed
President Richard Fisher calculated that the government's
unfunded liability for Social Security and Medicare alone comes
to a staggering $99.2 trillion, or $330,000 for every man,
woman, and child in the United States. It's an impossible
figure, but still on the low side compared to this estimate of
$222 trillion published at Bloomberg.
15 Signs That The Ring Of Fire Is Waking Up As We Head Into 2013
Activist Post - While most of the world has been focused on
other things, the Ring of Fire has been quietly waking up. Over
the past couple of months, there has been a steady string of
noteworthy volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have occurred
along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. But because none of
them have happened near a highly populated area, we really
haven’t heard much about them in the news.... The following are
15 signs that the Ring of Fire is waking up as we head into
First major snow storm sweeps across midwestern US states
Press TV - Weather forecasters cautioned on Thursday that heavy
snowfalls, accompanied by strong winds, would likely generate
blizzard conditions for road travelers from the central state of
Kansas to Wisconsin in the north, AP reported. According to the
report, state of Nebraska's largest school district has already
canceled classes due to a heavy snowfall over Wednesday night,
with many school districts following suit across neighboring
Iowa, where drivers were warned to keep off the roads starting
Wednesday evening because of snowy road conditions.
VIDEO: Newest Blockbuster Diabetes Drug Can Increase Your Risk
Dr. Mercola - Acknowledged side effects of Januvia and Janumet,
include anaphylaxis and acute pancreatitis—both of which can be
lethal. Anaphylaxis is in fact such a grave hazard with this
drug that it actually carries a black box warning for lactic
acidosis: “If acidosis is suspected, discontinue Janumet and
hospitalize the patient immediately.” This new class of drugs
inhibit the enzyme DPP-4 which also happens to be a tumor
suppressor. Studies have shown that when you suppress DPP-4
(which is precisely what these drugs do), cancer cells are
allowed to proliferate.
Replenish ‘Good’ Bacteria to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Natural Society - A urinary tract infection, also known as
cystitis, is a painful bacterial condition that can begin
anywhere in the urinary system. Women are far more likely to
develop a urinary tract infection than men. Infections, caused
by a lack of vaginal lactobacilli (good bacteria), often reoccur
and must be treated repeatedly. But replacing diminished
lactobacilli may help keep urinary tract infections at bay.
Vitamin D Deficiencies Linked to Muscle Injuries and Alzheimer’s
Natural Society - Research has found even more links between
between vitamin D deficiency and compromised health. The
researchers concluded that lower than normal vitamin D levels
can lead to muscle-related injuries in athletes and the
eradication of plaque build-up on the brain associated with
10-point model for a mental health system that works
(NaturalNews) The mental health system in America is an
embarrassing failure. Here is an outline of principles upon
which a new one might be based.
Glass Half-Full or Glass Half-Empty: Defeating Negative Thoughts
Natural Society - Many times when we tell someone or even
ourselves that we should think positively, we do not really
consider the impact that this has on our mental and physical
health. Everyone experiences life changes and events that
produce stress and negativity – perhaps a job loss, a
relationship struggle, a health issue or even a natural
disaster. It is easy to fall into a dark hole and develop very
damaging thoughts. According to the American Psychological
Association, people with greater resilience handle negative
thought and stressful situations better than those who are not
able to adapt in times of crisis.
VIDEO: Elderly Abuse: Cruel Mental Health Programs
cchr.org - Such extensive abuse of the elderly is not the result
of medical incompetence. In fact, medical literature clearly
cautions against prescribing tranquilizers to the elderly
because of the numerous dangerous side effects. The abuse is the
result of psychiatry maneuvering itself into an authoritative
position over aged care. From there, psychiatry has broadly
perpetrated the tragic but lucrative hoax that aging is a mental
disorder requiring extensive and expensive psychiatric services.
Turmeric Extract Puts Drugs For Knee Osteoarthritis To Shame
Green Med Info - The latest human study to clinically confirm
turmeric's medicinal value was published in the Indonesian
Journal of Internal Medicine in April, 2012 and found the
curcuminoid extract of turmeric was able to reduce inflammation
in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
Fanapt - Novartis Pharma Prescribing Information PDF.
Psychiatric Disorders: Frequent – restlessness, aggression,
delusion; Infrequent – hostility, libido decreased, paranoia,
anorgasmia, confusional state, mania, catatonia, mood swings,
panic attack, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa,
delirium, polydipsia psychogenic, impulse-control disorder,
in History - Wednesday - December 19, 2012
1732 - Benjamin Franklin began publishing "Poor Richard's Almanac."
1776 - Thomas Paine published his first "American Crisis" essay.
1777 - General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge, PA, to camp for the winter.
1842 - Hawaii's independence was recognized by the U.S.
1843 - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in
1871 - Corrugated paper was patented by Albert L. Jones.
1903 - The Williamsburg Bridge opened in New York City. It opened as the
largest suspension bridge on Earth and remained the largest until 1924.
It was also the first major suspension bridge to use steel towers to
support the main cable.
1907 - A coalmine explosion in Jacobs Creek, PA, killed 239 workers.
1959 - Walter Williams died in Houston, TX, at the age of 117. He was
said to be the last surviving veteran of the U.S. Civil War.
1972 - Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, ending the Apollo program
of manned lunar landings.
1984 - Britain and China signed an accord returning Hong Kong to Chinese
sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
1986 - The Soviet Union announced it had freed dissident Andrei Sakharov
from internal exile, and pardoned his wife, Yelena Bonner.
1986 - Independent counsel Lawrence Walsh was appointed to investigate
the Iran-Contra issue.
1989 - U.S. troops invaded Panama to overthrow the regime of General
1996 - The school board of Oakland, CA, voted to recognize Black
English, also known as "ebonics." The board later reversed its stance.
1998 - U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of
perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.
1998 - A four-day bombing of Iraq by British and American forces ended.
2000 - The U.N. Security Council voted to impose sanctions on
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers unless they closed all terrorist training
camps and surrender U.S. embassy bombing suspect Osama bin Laden.
2003 - Images for the new design for the Freedom Tower at the World
Trade Center site were released. It slopes into a spire that reaches
2008 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed a $17.4 billion rescue
package of loans for ailing auto makers General Motors and Chrysler.
Ottawa orders Canadian scientific journals not to publish Iranian
Press TV - In a recent move, the Canadian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing
Research refused to publish an article by an Iranian assistant professor
despite the earlier acceptance of the article. The journal argued that
it "will not be permitted to publish" the article as previously stated,
citing the political and non-academic reasons. It said that Ottawa had
closed down its mission in Tehran for what it called the “civil rights
abuse of the citizens of Iran” and “the threat to the security of
Canadian personnel and Israel.”
Israeli death squads involved in Sandy Hook bloodbath: Intelligence
Press TV Dec 18, 2012 - Today, Michael Harris, former Republican
candidate for governor of Arizona and GOP campaign finance chairman, in
an internationally televised news broadcast, cited “Israeli revenge” in,
what he called, “the terrorist attack in Connecticut.” Harris cited
Israeli “rage” against the US and against President Barack Obama. By
“Israel,” we mean “Netanyahu.” The mission was to teach America a
lesson, knowing that “America would take the punishment, keep “quiet,”
and let a ‘fall guy’ take the blame.”
* Press TV Video:
The Zionist-controlled Western media fueling culture of violence: Mike
US will not support UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements:
Press TV - The United States has criticized Israel for its plans to
build more settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories but
says it will not throw its weight behind a UN resolution condemning the
illegal Israeli settlements.
US drastically expanding military presence in the Philippines
Press TV - The US will significantly increase its military presence in
the Philippines – an announcement that has angered China, whose
Communist Party chief urged his military to prepare for a struggle and
whose state-run media have criticized the agreement. The US announced in
2011 that it would increase joint training exercises and ship visits to
the Philippines in order to counter China’s growing influence in the
region. These visits have been welcomed by Philippine President Benigno
S. Aquino III.
China arrests over 500 members of pseudo-Christian Mayan Apocalypse sect
RT - If the end of the world does indeed happen on December 21, some of
the people predicting it will meet it in a prison cell: Chinese
authorities have arrested more than 500 members of a doomsday cult in a
nationwide crackdown. The underground group ‘Almighty God’ – which
unofficial sources claim may have several hundred thousand members –
held unsanctioned meetings for its followers, distributed warning
leaflets and spread doomsday predictions through social media and text
Watch What Happens When Guns Are Banned In Australia And The UK
Liberty Crier - “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only
those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such
laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants;
they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed
man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” ~Thomas
Health Canada Plans to Treat Marijuana Like Other Medicines
CBC News - A proposal released by Health Canada would treat medical
marijuana more like medicine and effectively commercialize its
production and distribution.... Essentially, the new system will create
licensed grow-ops that people could shop at, provided they have a
prescription from their doctor. The regulations would allow for a
regulated commercial market of licensed producers.
Families hit after supermarkets hike ‘budget’ food prices by as much as
110% in one year
Daily Mail - Families relying on supermarket budget ranges to make ends
meet are suffering some of the steepest food price hikes, research
reveals. The big supermarket chains have increased the price of more
than 40 per cent of their own-label budget lines in the past year. And
compared with items in other ranges, the mark-up is far higher – often
more than 20 per cent.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Sandy Hook Police Scanner 911 Call Reveals 3 Shooters
One Dead Inside - 2 seen outside
VIDEO: Raw Film CT Police Search Woods After Shooting- 2 More
CENSORED FACTS: Two Newtown Shooters Were Captured Alive
$13mn wasted on Afghan project
Press TV - The United States hires a private contractor to
complete a major infrastructure reconstruction project in a war
zone, yet when the equipment goes unused and the project
unfinished, the contractor is paid millions -- in full --
Top Online Gun Retailer Suspends Sales of Firearms: “Effective
Mac Slavo - Online retailer Cheaper Than Dirt!, one of the
world’s largest sporting goods stores and a top online gun
distributor, has suspended sales of firearms as of Tuesday.
According to an alert posted on its Facebook and Twitter
accounts, the “temporary” suspension is effective immediately as
the company reviews its policies and promotions related to
online gun sales.... Within minutes of the newCheaperThanDirt!
policies being put into place, hundreds of comments criticizing
the company’s move began flowing on social networks...
Numerous school massacres stopped by gun owners who wielded
their weapons in defense of children
(NaturalNews) We here at Natural News believe the mainstream
media, which so often overlooks these kinds of stories because
they don't fit into the statist government worldview held by the
majority of news editors, has done a disservice to the public by
ignoring these acts of selflessness and heroism. With that in
mind, we bring just some of the most recent high-profile
incidents - including what could have been additional school
massacres - that were stopped by law-abiding citizens using
their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and others.
The Antipsychotic Prescribed To Adam Lanza Has A Troubled
History All Its Own
Business Insider - New York Magazine wrote a piece about shooter
Adam Lanza's supposed "aspergers" syndrome as a "red herring"
meant to distract from the real problem (guns, of course, the
subject goes without mentioning). Inside the piece though they
report Adam Lanza's uncle said the boy was prescribed Fanapt, a
controversial anti-psychotic medicine. Fanapt was the subject of
a Bloomberg report when it passed regulators, after previously
getting the "nonapproval" stamp. Why wasn't it approved, you
Discovery Channel To Cancel Two More Gun Shows
Paul Joseph Watson - Following its decision to cancel the hit
gun show American Guns in response to the Connecticut school
massacre, the Discovery Channel has signaled that two more
firearms-based programs are set to be axed.
Anonymous Senator Uses “Secret Hold”: Blocks FBI’s Immediate
Response To Violent Crimes Bill
Donna Anderson - Currently, the FBI has no authority to directly
assist investigations where there is no immediate evidence of
violations of federal law, such as mass killings at schools,
non-federal office buildings, theaters and shopping malls.... If
passed, HR.2076, the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes
Act of 2011, would enable the FBI to become involved immediately
upon the request of state and local law enforcement officials.
The bill also defines “mass killings” as three or more killings
in a single incident and would raise funding limits for the FBI
for deployment of tactical response, command and control, and
other crisis-management assets.
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Perry Backs Teachers Packing Heat
Adan Salazar - Compounding a mild pro-gun rant with a
declaration to consider a 2016 presidential run, Texas Governor
Rick Perry affirmed his commitment to the Second Amendment by
encouraging allowing all teachers in the state of Texas to carry
guns on campus at a Tea Party event Monday.
Mass Shooter Adam Lanza 'Spent Hours Playing Call Of Duty'
Business Insider - It has emerged that Lanza spent his time in
the basement of the family’s four-bedroom home in Newtown
playing video games, such as Call of Duty and obsessing over
guns and military equipment, according to an interview in The
Sun with plumber Peter Wlasuk. Call Of Duty is controversial
because of its violent content. The Advertising Standards
Authority in the UK banned daytime advertising of the game
earlier this year.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Pulls Semi-automatics as Attack Against
Second Amendment Intensifies
Kurt Nimmo - So intense is the push to deny firearms to
law-abiding American citizens, a large sporting goods store has
suspended the sale of semi-automatic weapons across the nation.
Dick’s Sporting Goods announced the move today as it sends “our
deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy”
in Newtown, Connecticut. According to CNN, Dick’s has also
removed the “modern sporting rifles” page from its website. The
firearms used in the Sandy Hook massacre were not purchased at
After the massacre: Major firm sells stake in rifle makers
Bushmaster while gun sales surge
RT - The private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management cut its
ties with the gun manufacturer, which has been thriving
financially. Private equity firms usually make long-term
investments in a company, but Cerberus took a radical step by
selling its investment in the Freedom Group, since the gun
manufacturer produced the .223 Bushmaster rifle used in last
week’s school massacre.
SWAT cops to ask for IDs from everyone in Arkansas town
RT - At a town hall meeting on Thursday, Mayor Mike Gaskill and
Police Chief Todd Stovall endorsed a plan to send cops dressed
in full-fledged SWAT gear and equipped with AR-15s into downtown
Paragould starting in 2013. The militarized police force will be
tasked with trying to control a crime rate that has made
Paragould an increasingly dangerous place to live in recent
years.... n order to bring crime down, residents of Paragould
may soon have to endure police officers brandishing
semi-automatic assault riddles on the regular. What’s more,
Stovall says, is he intends to have the cops collecting
identification from everyone and anyone in an attempt to
discourage criminal activity.
No Clear Link Between Cancer and 9/11 Debris, Study Finds
NY Times - Six months after the federal government added cancer
to the list of sicknesses covered by the $4.3 billion World
Trade Center fund, a New York City health department study has
found no clear link between cancer and the dust, debris and
fumes released by the burning wreckage of the twin towers....
The prevalence of three cancers — multiple myeloma, prostate and
thyroid — was significantly higher, but only in rescue and
recovery workers and not in the rest of the exposed population.
But since the number of actual cases was small and the subjects
of the study may have been screened more frequently for cancer
than other people on average, the researchers noted that it was
too early to draw any correlation to time spent at ground zero.
YouTube: Rebel Yell: 700,000 Americans sign secession petitions
to White House
RT - Hundreds of thousands of Americans say they want to break
away from Washington. Residents across the land, have signed
internet petitions, saying they don't want to be part of the
United States anymore. Marina Portnaya has the story.
The 'fiscal cliff' facade: It's about the spending, stupid
(NaturalNews) The mandated spending cuts and expected tax hikes
are likely to put a damper on an already struggling economy, to
be sure. But even if Congress and the president do nothing and
allow the cliff to be breached and taxes go up - as they are
expected to anyway, in addition to the expiration of the
Bush-era cuts - the country's debt will still continue to grow.
And that's the real issue. The U.S. government has a debt
problem because it has a spending problem - not a revenue
What In The World Are Barack Obama And John Boehner Thinking?
Economic Collapse - Both are seeking about a trillion dollars of
spending cuts and about a trillion dollars of new "revenue", but
they don't see eye to eye on how to get there. But overall, they
are both definitely playing in the same ballpark. And those
numbers certainly do sound impressive until you realize that
they are talking about a time span of ten years. Personally, I
would love to see federal spending cut by a trillion dollars
this year. But that will never happen. A trillion dollars over
the course of a decade breaks down to about 100 billion dollars
Oil sheen at BP disaster site a mystery
Press TV - The Coast Guard and BP both said the recent
inspections confirmed that the company's Macondo well, which
blew out in April 2010 and spawned the nation's worst offshore
oil spill, remains secure and isn't leaking oil. Relief wells
that were drilled in 2010 to stop the gusher also were found to
be secure during the four-day survey, BP said. However,
investigators collected samples of a white, cloudy substance
that appeared to be coming from several areas on the overturned
rig on the sea floor. Lab tests were planned on the samples of
the substance, which isn't believed to be oil.
Natural compound in broccoli, cruciferous vegetables can treat
(NaturalNews) Hidden inside every stalk of broccoli and every
floret of cauliflower is a substance so powerful at preventing
and treating cancer that not even the drug industry is capable
of matching its efficacy, both in terms of safety and potency.
And researchers are still continuing to uncover the amazing
medicinal power of sulforaphane, a therapeutic compound found in
cruciferous vegetables that most recently was discovered to
prevent and treat leukemia.
Severe, acute kidney injuries in humans double due to GMO foods?
(NaturalNews) Severe, acute kidney injuries have doubled over
the last decade and continue to rise by 10 percent a year
according to a hot new study out of the University of
California, San Francisco. Raymond K. Hsu, MD, a UCSF
nephrologist who led the research said "That was a staggering
revelation of how increasingly common and how life-threatening
acute kidney injury has become over the past decade in the
United States." Of course, doctors are clueless and cannot
account for the rise in acute kidney injury.
Support healthy thyroid function with your voice
(NaturalHealth365) Did you know a healthy thyroid gland depends
on the sound of your voice? It’s true – every time you speak you
stimulate your thyroid gland. That’s because of the anatomical
relationship between the thyroid and the voice box, or larynx.
EU Quashes Free Speech in Health Claims
ANH - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) evaluated 2,037
health claims—that is, statements that a nutrient or food
contributes to or has a positive impact on a particular health
condition—and authorized the use of only 241 of them. Most of
the ones accepted were related to structure or function claims,
such as “calcium contributes to normal muscle function.”... How
will this new European regime of banning and forbidding affect
American citizens? Potentially quite a lot. The EU is doing what
the FDA wants to do and would do if it could.
Facebook Suspends Account For Questioning Official Narrative on
Paul Joseph Watson - Facebook is suspending user accounts that
question the official narrative behind the Sandy Hook school
massacre, following a warning by Connecticut State Police
spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance that “misinformation” posted on
social media sites could result in prosecution. An image posted
in the aftermath of the shootings that questioned whether “a
clumsy 20-year-old autistic kid” could have pulled off the
murders of 26 people was deleted and the user’s account hit with
a three day suspension. “I was informed the reason for this
punishment was the result of a meme I had shared,” writes the
Instagram’s ‘suicide note’: Company to sell users’ photos
RT - Imagine seeing the most private moment of your life
displayed in an ad campaign without notification or financial
on January 16, this could become a new marketing reality.
Instagram’s new policy allows the popular photo sharing app to
use submitted photos, names and text for marketing purposes....
New York-based photographer Clayton Cubbit wrote on his account
that the new policy is “Instagram's suicide note,” referring to
an allegedly widespread desire among users to quit the popular
app because of the proposed changes.
VIDEO: How your phone could be able to smell, hear and taste by
2018: IBM reveals its vision for the future of technology
Daily Mail - IBM has revealed its predictions for the computer
we will all be using in 2018 - and it believes they will have
all five senses, and will communicate with us in radically
different ways. 'Infrared and haptic technologies will enable a
smart phone's touchscreen technology and vibration capabilities
to simulate the physical sensation of touching something,' the
Primate Hand and Foot discovered at a Rendering Facility
Susan Thixton - Thanks to one of you great petsumers out there,
we have learned of a news story regarding a Louisiana rendering
facility. This time, a “severed hand and foot of a primate” was
found at Reigel By-Products (Louisiana Proteins). Reigel
By-Products is described as “a chicken processing plant” in a
lawsuit from 2007 (resulting from the death of an employee at
the plant). The same legal document explains the plant
“processes animal by-products into meal-like substance which is
used in the manufacture of animal feed.” So how did body parts
of a primate end up at a chicken processing plant?
in History - Tuesday - December 18, 2012
1787 - New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S.
1865 - Slavery was abolished in the United States with the 13th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution being ratified.
1898 - A new automobile speed record was set at 39 mph (63 kph).
1903 - The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in perpetuity' by the U.S.
for an annual rent.
1912 - The discovery of the Piltdown Man in East Sussex was announced.
It was proved to be a hoax in 1953.
1915 - U.S. President Wilson, widowed the year before, married Edith
Bolling Galt at her Washington home.
1916 - During World War I, after 10 months of fighting the French
defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
1917 - The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by
the U.S. Congress.
1935 - A $1 silver certificate was issued for the first time in the U.S.
1936 - Su-Lin, the first giant panda to come to the U.S. from China,
arrived in San Francisco, CA. The bear was sold to the Brookfield Zoo
1940 - Adolf Hitler signed a secret directive ordering preparations for
a Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Operation "Barbarossa" was launched
in June 1941.
1944 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of
Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably loyal Americans of
Japanese ancestry could not be detained.
1950 - NATO foreign ministers approved plans to defend Western Europe,
including the use of nuclear weapons, if necessary.
1956 - Japan was admitted to the United Nations.
1972 - The United States began the heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
during the Vietnam War. The attack ended 12 days later.
1973 - The IRA launched its Christmas bombing campaign in London.
1979 - The sound barrier was broken on land for the first time by
Stanley Barrett when he drove at 739.6 mph.
1987 - Ivan F. Boesky was sentenced to three years in prison for
plotting Wall Street's biggest insider-trading scandal. Served about two
1996 - Despite a U.N. truce, factional fighting in the Somali capital of
Mogadishu, broke out in which at least 300 fighters and civilians were
1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives began the debate on the four
articles of impeachment concerning U.S. President Bill Clinton. It was
only the second time in U.S. history that process had begun.
1998 - Russia recalled its U.S. ambassador in protest of the U.S.
attacks on Iraq.
1998 - South Carolina proceeded with the U.S.' 500th execution since
capital punishment was restored.
2001 - A fire damaged New York City's St. John Cathedral. The cathedral
is the largest in the United States.
2009 - General Motors announced that it would shut down its Saab brand.
2009 - A Paris court ruled that Google was breaking French law with its
policy of digitizing books and fined the company a $14,300-a-day fine
until it rids its search engine of the literary extracts.
2010 - James Cameron's movie "Avatar" was released in the United States.
On January 26, the movie became the highest-grossing film worldwide.
Russia: No blue helmets should enter Syria
Press TV - Russia has opposed any possible deployment of United Nations
peacekeepers in Syria. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov
has been cited as saying, “There is neither peace [in Syria] for
peacekeepers to keep, nor truce for them to monitor.” The UN has been
reportedly planning to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers inside Syria. The
Russian official has stated that “there is no clear separation line
between the conflicting sides” in Syria.
Militants may get chemical arms: Syria
Press TV - On Monday, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja’afari said
in letters to the UN Security Council and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
that the foreign-backed militants could use chemical weapons against
Syrians and shift the blame to the government, the Associated Press
reported. Damascus is "genuinely worried" that Syria’s enemies could
provide chemical weapons to armed groups "and then claim they had been
used by the Syrian government," he said.
Moscow fires warning shot across bow of US naval-based ABM
RT - A top Russian official says a US missile defense system near
Russia’s border is strategically destabilizing and may prompt an arms
race. Speaking on the threat of mobile, naval-based elements of the US
missile defense system “suddenly appearing” on Russia’s coastline,
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said such an event would trigger
“the harshest reaction from Russia."
'Iran to mass produce host of drones'
Press TV - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says
the country is planning the design and mass production of a wide range
of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). “We will use every opportunity to
design all kinds of drones,” the Iranian defense minister said on
Israel steps closer to 1,500 new settlements in East Jerusalem
RT - Israel’s Interior Ministry committee has approved the construction
of 1,500 houses on disputed territories in Jerusalem, amid UN
condemnation. The approval follows the Palestinians UN status being
Italian technician, two Russian workers kidnapped in Syria
RT - The Russian embassy in Syria has officially confirmed that two
Russian citizens have been kidnapped in the coastal city of Latakia. An
Italian engineer has also been abducted, according to Italian
officials.... So far no one has claimed responsibility for the abduction
Bulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence – report
RT - Bulgaria has asked the United States to place a permanent military
force in the country aimed at strengthening security in the region and
increasing their military cooperation, local media reports. Bulgarian
Defense Minister Anu Anguelov has discussed the opening of a US military
base in Novo Selo, near Sliven, with officials of the Pentagon in early
December, reports Dneven Trud daily newspaper citing sources in the
Bulgarian military. Nothing has yet been set in ink, but if the deal is
to go through, it could double the American troop numbers in the
country, according to the report.
UN steps up patrols in eastern Congo
Press TV - The spokesperson for the UN Department of Peacekeeping
Operations (DPKO), Kieran Dwyer, told the UN News Center on Monday that
the peacekeepers received reports of M23 rebels moving into some
positions around Goma, the capital of North Kivu province.
CIA 'tortured and sodomised' terror suspect, human rights court rules
Guardian - CIA agents tortured a German citizen, sodomising, shackling,
and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on, the European
court of human rights said in a historic judgment released on Thursday.
In a unanimous ruling, it also found Macedonia guilty of torturing,
abusing, and secretly imprisoning Khaled el-Masri, a German of Lebanese
origin allegedly linked to terrorist organisations.
New wiper virus targets Iranian computers
RT - Iran has been subjected to another attack by a virus capable of
wiping the data on infected PCs. Antivirus experts suggest the virus has
been active for at least two months and expect the next attack to take
place during January, 2013. Iran's Maher Computer Emergency Response
Team Coordination Center has issued a warning, cautioning that the new
malware continuously erases data from the hard disk drives, despite the
simplicity of design and functionality, as it slips into the PC without
being detected by the antivirus and anti-malware programs.
Scientists in China Fired For Secretly Testing GMO Rice on Children
TheDailyMeal - Three scientists in China were fired for ethics
violations last week, months after a Greenpeace report accused them of
secretly testing genetically modified rice on schoolchildren. The tests
were conducted four years ago on 25 students between the ages of six and
eight at a primary school in Hunan province, Shanghaiist reports. For
their lunches, the children were given genetically modified “golden
rice,” which had been nutritionally enhanced to address vitamin A
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Top Ten Legal Drugs Linked to Violence
When people consider the connections between drugs and violence,
what typically comes to mind are illegal drugs like crack
cocaine. However, certain medications — most notably, some
antidepressants like Prozac — have also been linked to increase
risk for violent, even homicidal behavior.
CBI Deals With Massive Influx Of Potential Gun Buyers
CBS News - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it received
4,154 requests for background checks from potential buyers on
Saturday. That was so many the CBI couldn’t process them all and
the backlog grew to nearly 18 hours. The Unit could only process
3,001 checks on Saturday. Extra staff was brought in over the
weekend and workers are still trying to clear the backlog.
St. Louis County Police Chief Recommends Arming School Personnel
CBS News - St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it is
time to talk about arming civilian school personnel following
Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, comparing it to
arming airline pilots after September 11, 2001. “I see it no
differently,” he said. “Pilots have been armed now for many many
years, we’ve not had another hijacking and the issue is, for the
bad guy, he doesn’t know which airplane he’s getting on, if the
pilot is armed or not.”
Fla. state representative Dennis Baxley favors ending ban on
guns in schools
News-JournalOnline.com - "We need to be more realistic at
looking at this policy. In our zealousness to protect people
from harm we've created all these gun-free zones and what we've
inadvertently done is we've made them a target," he said. "A
helpless target is exactly what a deranged person is looking for
where they cannot be stopped."
22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With
Young Men In America
Economic Collapse - When are we finally going to admit that we
have a very serious problem with this generation of young men in
America? We have failed them so dramatically that it is hard to
put it into words. We have raised an entire generation of young
males that don't know how to be men, and many of them feel
completely lost. Sometimes they feel so lost that they "snap" in
very destructive ways. Adam Lanza and James Holmes are two names
that come to mind. Why is it that mass murderers are almost
always young men?
VIDEO: U.S. Gov't Asks Federal Judge to Dismiss Cases of
Americans Killed by Drones
Activist Post - As a clear sign of what can be expected, the
U.S. government has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit
brought by the families of three Americans killed by drone
strikes in Yemen. If federal courts rule that these cases are
without merit, it will set a dangerous precedent that only the
executive branch of government can decide which Americans have a
constitutional right to due process, while further enhancing a
framework where the government will decide who is fit to be
mourned and who should be forgotten.
Oath Keepers to Provide Teachers With Free Firearms and
Oath Keepers - This initiative is in response to the recent
tragic mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in
Newtown, Connecticut. The volunteer instructors will be drawn
from the member rolls of Oath Keepers in each state. Those
instructors will be paired up with any teachers and school staff
in the same state who contact Oath Keepers and request
instruction. The organization pledges to keep their identity
confidential, but will also offer group lessons or to come to
the school to teach the staff on-site.
Texas School District Will Let Teachers Carry Guns
Fox News - A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the
nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to
pack heat when classes begin later this month. Trustees at the
Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy
change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to
deter and protect against school shootings, provided the
gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.
VIDEO: Americans Turn In Guns After School Massacre
Paul Joseph Watson - Law-abiding Americans across the country
are turning in their guns as part of police buyback programs in
response to the school massacre in Connecticut – a shocking
illustration of how citizens are choosing to disarm themselves
without the need for gun control legislation. Citizens in
Brooklyn, San Francisco, Oakland, Evanston, Ill, and Baltimore
all lined up around the block to sell their guns back to police
as a gesture in response to the Sandy Hook shooting on Friday.
VIDEO: 'Dark Knight Rises’ Scene Eerily Shows “Sandy Hook”
Written on Map
infowars.com - Bizarre evidence that the Sandy Hook massacre in
Connecticut may have been staged has surfaced in the form of
YouTube videos which point out the words “Sandy Hook” were
written on a map that appeared in the most recent Dark Knight
movie, a startling revelation given the deluge of mysterious
coincidences already plaguing the movie.
Discovery Channel Cancels Hit Gun Show After School Massacre
Paul Joseph Watson - Following a flood of complaints to the
show’s official Facebook page in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook
school shooting, the Discovery Channel has announced that the
hit reality show American Guns will not return for a third
season. “This comes as something of a surprise given its growing
popularity,” reports Fox News. “The show had a 50 percent
ratings increase for its second season premiere, and one of its
stars, Renee Wyatt, recently said she would “definitely” be
interested in returning for season three.”
South Carolina Lawmakers Propose 5-Year Jail Sentence for
usnews.com - South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley last week
pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would
criminalize implementation of President Barack Obama's 2010
healthcare reform law. If his bill becomes law, any state
official caught enforcing the healthcare law would be guilty of
a misdemeanor and "must be fined not more than one thousand
dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
Number of homeless students hits new record: Over 1 million
RT - The number of homeless students in America topped one
million for the first time last year as a result of the economic
recession, a number that has risen 57 percent since 2007. The US
Department of Education found that of these 1,065,794 children,
many lived in abandoned homes, cheap hotels, stations, church
basements and hospitals. Some spent their time sleeping over at
the houses of various friends whenever they could. Others fell
victim to drugs and sexual abuse, in some cases trading sexual
acts for food, clothing and shelter or selling illegal drugs.
VIDEO: Controversial Interview Exposes 5 Signs Stocks Will
Collapse in 2013
moneynews.com - “After putting $803,436 in Obama’s re-election
campaign, a media giant attempted to keep Americans from seeing
the video by banning it from their sites,” stated Aaron DeHoog,
the financial publisher who is unapologetic for the release of
controversial footage that has gained international attention.
The video DeHoog is referring to is a stunning interview with
famed economist Robert Wiedemer, author of the New York Times
best-selling book Aftershock.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 12/17/12: Right-to-Work
is Good for Business, Labor, and Liberty
Many observers were surprised when Michigan, historically a
stronghold of union power, became the nation's 24th "Right to
Work" state. The backlash from November's unsuccessful attempt
to pass a referendum forbidding the state from adopting a right
to work law was a major factor in Michigan's rejection of
compulsory unionism. The need for drastic action to improve
Michigan's economy, which is suffering from years of big
government policies, also influenced many Michigan legislators
to support right to work....
VIDEO: Ron Paul On Stossel
Daily Paul - The real fiscal cliff.
Renters At Risk In Foreclosure Crisis Rely On Short-Term Federal
Huffington Post - A key law that has prevented millions of
low-income tenants from becoming homeless is set to expire at
the end of the 113th Congress, kicking off what experts warn
could be a new wave of evictions. Homelessness is up 16 percent
among families in major cities since the beginning of the
foreclosure crisis, according to a report from the U.S.
Conference of Mayors, and the number of renters affected by
foreclosure has tripled in the past three years.... In 2009, the
Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) granted renters the
right to stay in their homes until the end of their lease or, if
they have no lease, for a minimum of 90 days.
Chemtrails, Aerosol Geoengineering and Bioengineering: A Massive
Biological Experiment of Unknown Purpose
Global Research - The materials disbursed in stratospheric
aerosol geoengineering operations contain a combination of
ionizable metallic salts, filaments, gel-type materials, and
crystals. These are the longstanding and deeply interrogated
observations of independent environmental research scientist
Clifford Carnicom given on a December 10 conference call
organized by GlobalSkywatch.com director Russ Tanner.
Doctors fight ban on mercury in vaccines
Washington Times - In a move likely to stoke an already raging
debate over the safety of the vaccines routinely given to
children, America’s largest organization for pediatricians is
strongly objecting to a proposal by the United Nations to ban a
mercury-containing preservative from the world’s vaccine supply.
Neurological disorder MMF found to be caused by vaccines:
(NaturalNews) It is a little-known condition that can trigger
persistent and debilitating symptoms similar to those associated
with multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyalgia, but is also one
that the medical profession at large is still unwilling to
acknowledge. And yet emerging research continues to show that
macrophagic myofasciitis, or MMF, is a very real condition
brought about as a direct result of vaccines that contain
aluminum adjuvants, which become lodged in muscle tissue and
lead to severe neurological damage and other problems.
Announcing Vaccine Bombshell: Leaked Confidential Document
Exposes 36 Infants Dead After This Vaccine
Activist Post - A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently
leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a
total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine,
Infanrix Hexa.  According to the website Initiative Citoyenne
 who reported the news, the 1271 page document revealed that
GlaxoSmithKline received a total of 1,742 reports of adverse
reactions between October 23, 2009, and October 22, 2011,
including 503 serious adverse reactions and 36 deaths.
Alzheimer's drug trial test used for 20 years appears worthless
(NaturalNews) Research led by Plymouth University Peninsula
Schools of Medicine and Dentistry concludes the cognitive test
used in Alzheimer's drug trials is flawed. It's so flawed, in
fact, that it doesn't track changes in the early stages of
memory robbing Alzheimer's disease. Why is this so
extraordinarily important? Because data from this key stage is
necessary to show whether or not a new drug works.The test in
question is the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale Cognitive
Behavior Section (ADAS Cog).
Six signs you are vitamin C deficient
(NaturalNews) The common disease directly attributed to vitamin
C deficiency is scurvy. Scurvy creates a malaise of fatigue and
lethargy, affects bone and muscle strength, and stifles the
Infant formula kills infants through cytotoxicity
(NaturalNews) Infant formula has been implicated as possibly a
major causes of death in premature newborns, in a study
conducted by researchers from the University of California-San
Diego (UCSD) and published in the journal Pediatric Research.
Support EPA Efforts to Ban Dangerous Rodent Poisons
Beyond Pesticides - Certain pesticide manufacturers are getting
ready to block EPA’s attempts to cancel certain rodent poisons
that are known to be hazardous to children and wildlife,
including endangered species. After more than a decade of
research and review, and an unacceptably high number of
poisoning incidents, EPA has acknowledged that certain active
ingredients are too dangerous to remain on the market, and is
now requiring all remaining over-the-counter rodent control
products to be in secured, tamper-resistant bait stations to
reduce the incidents of accidental exposure to children.
YouTube: Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic
Drugging - Documentary
This video provides the facts about psychotropic drugs and the
huge profits they create for the pharmaceutical industry. These
drugs are not safe and have not been on the market long enough
to provide sufficient long term studies regarding their effects.
These drugs do cause addiction, however most "doctors" would
call this dependence because you do not have to take an
increasing dose over time. They are completely fine with you
being addicted to the same amount of any given drug on a daily
basis. Over half of the people that commit suicide in the United
States are prescribed to psychotropic drugs. (Ex: Paxil (Paroxetine),
Zoloft (Sertraline), Prozac, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), Effexor,
Seroquil, Ultram (Tramadol), etc.)
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Nation’s Largest Raw Milk Dairy Sues FDA Over Interstate Ban
thedailymeal.com - The raw milk debate, which seemed to have
died down in the past couple months, has just been resparked;
Organic Pastures, the largest raw milk dairy in the nation, has
filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures' owner, claims that the FDA has
turned its back on a petition McAcfee filed in 2008, asking the
FDA to re-evaluate its current law of banning sales of raw milk
across state lines.
in History - Monday - December 17, 2012
1777 - France recognized American independence.
1791 - A traffic regulation in New York City established the first
street to go "One Way."
1903 - The first successful gasoline-powered airplane flight took place
near Kitty Hawk, NC. Orville and Wilbur Wright made the flight.
1939 - The German pocket battleship Graf Spee was scuttled by its crew,
bringing the World War II Battle of the Rio de la Plata off Uruguay to
1944 - The U.S. Army announced the end of its policy of excluding
Japanese-Americans from the West Coast which ensured that
Japanese-Americans were released from detention camps.
1953 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to approve
RCA’s color television specifications.
1957 - The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas
intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
1973 - Thirty-one people were killed at Rome airport when Arab guerillas
hijacked a German airliner.
1975 - Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on
the life of U.S. President Ford.
1976 - WTCG-TV, Atlanta, GA, changed its call letters to WTBS, and was
uplinked via satellite. The station became the first commercial TV
station to cover the entire U.S.
1986 - Davina Thompson became the world's first recipient of a heart,
lungs, and liver transplant.
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the
North American Free Trade Agreement.
1992 - Israel deported over 400 Palestinians to Lebanese territory in an
unprecedented mass expulsion of suspected militants.
1997 - U.S. President Clinton signed the No Electronic Theft Act. The
act removed protection from individuals who claimed that they took no
direct financial gains from stealing copyrighted works and downloading
them from the Internet.
1998 - U.S. House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston admitted he'd had
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush ordered the Pentagon to have ready
for use within two years a system for protecting American territory,
troops and allies from ballistic missile attacks.
2002 - The insurance and finance company Conseco Inc. filed for Chapter
11 protection. It was the third-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
2002 - Congo's government, opposition parties and rebels signed a peace
agreement that ended four years of civil war.
2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law the largest
overhaul of U.S. intelligence gathering in 50 years. The bill aimed to
tighten borders and aviation security. It also created a federal
counterterrorism center and a new intelligence director.
Libya declares emergency law in southern regions
RT - Libya has temporarily shut down its borders with its southern
neighbors and declared emergency law in seven southern regions citing
mounting unrest there. This comes as Tripoli struggles to bring the
entire country under its full control.
Treasure flight: Afghan’s baffling gold exodus
RT - Afghanistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, has reportedly
seen travelers taking large quantities of gold out of the country,
mostly to Dubai. Heroin money laundering and sanctions evasions by Iran
are the rumored causes. The surge in gold trafficking began this past
summer, the New York Times reported. Passengers carry bags full of gold
on commercial flights leaving Kabul, most of them to Dubai. One
passenger reportedly boarded a morning flight in mid-October with 37
kilograms of gold bars. The load was worth more than $1.5 million. Over
the last two weeks of October, more than 250 kg of gold – worth $14
million – left the country through the airport.
300k more UK families face fuel poverty
Press TV - The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) has warned that
300,000 more homes can be pushed into fuel poverty this Christmas
compared to last year. The warning comes as soaring energy prices have
added almost seven percent to average annual fuel bills recently....
Pensioners constitute nearly half of Britain’s fuel poor families.
Moreover, a third of fuel poor households have people as their members
with a disability or illness while a fifth have a child aged five or
Turkey owes NATO for Patriot missiles
Press TV - NATO expects Ankara to play an “important role” in the
Western military alliance’s mission in Afghanistan in return for the
deployment of Patriot missiles along Turkey's border with Syria.
VIDEO: Syria militants recruit children
Press TV - New footage has emerged showing foreign-backed militants in
Syria recruiting children and reportedly sending them to the frontlines
to fight the government forces... According to the video, the terrorist
Free Syrian Army is forcing children as young as 12 to join their ranks
to carry out attacks. The footage also shows children being forced to
dig their own graves before joining militants.
Blast hits Palestinian camp in Syria
Press TV - An explosion has targeted the Palestinian al-Yarmouk refugee
camp in the Syrian capital city, Damascus, as government forces continue
battling foreign-sponsored militants.
Israel attacks Press TV crew in Gaza
Press TV - Press TV correspondent Ashraf Shannon said Israeli forces
fired on the farmers and Press TV crew near the border fence in the Khan
Yunis area. Shannon said, “Israel troops were standing 200 to 250 meters
away from us, and it was clear that we were journalists, standing right
behind the farmers."
Iran offers condolences to US families
Press TV - The following is the full text of Ahmadinejad’s condolence
message released on Sunday: “I received, with great sorrow, the news
about the unfortunate incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the
State of Connecticut which led to the deaths of 20 innocent American
children and seven teachers...."
Afghan President: 'Foreign troops must leave Afghanistan’
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on US and NATO
troops to immediately leave the country, saying security transition to
local forces should take place as soon as possible... "We are working to
make this transition of security happen sooner. We want all the foreign
forces to come out of the villages and go to their bases so the Afghan
forces can carry out the security," said Karzai during a Saturday
conference on Afghan foreign policy strategy in Kabul. "I'm completely
sure that the withdrawal of international forces in 2014 will give us
more opportunity to provide more security,” he added.
Egypt backs Islamist constitution in first round vote – unofficial
RT - Unofficial results say Egypt has backed the controversial sharia-based
constitution in the first round of voting. Voters got behind the
document by a narrow margin of 56.5 percent amid opposition allegations
of fraud. The new draft constitution was backed by 56.5% of Egyptians
and rejected by 43.5%, Al-Ahram reported Sunday. Egypt's capital Cairo
has reportedly voted against the constitution. The percentage given by
the media is just preliminary, however, as not all of the votes have
been counted. Ninety eight percent of the ballots have been processed,
however, the Muslim Brotherhood said. The unofficial estimate of voters
turnout was 33%, Egyptian media reported.
German parliament approves Patriot missiles, 400 troops for Turkey
Press TV - German MPs of the lower house of parliament voted 461-86 on
Friday to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and
400 troops in Turkey along the Syrian border, Reuters reported.
According to a NATO official, who spoke on condition of anonymity
because the Western alliance’s regulations do not allow him to speak on
the record, each Patriot battery has an average of 12 missile launchers.
Internet Remains Unregulated After UN Treaty Blocked
Guardian - The US was first to declare its opposition to the draft
treaty. "It is with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities
that I have to announce that the United States must communicate that it
is unable to sign the agreement in its current form," Terry Kramer, head
of the US delegation, told the conference, after what had looked like a
final draft was approved.... The US was joined in its opposition by the
UK, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Kenya, the
Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar and Sweden.
Italy's public debt hits record high
Press TV - The Italian central bank says the country’s public debt has
risen to an all-time high of over two trillion euros as the eurozone
struggles to overcome a deepening financial crisis.
France bans contested chemical BPA in food packaging
NY Daily News - The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of
bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and
nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers
in 2015.... It became a concern following evidence in lab animals of a
toxic effect on the brain and nervous system. Some studies have found a
link between exposure to BPA and coronary heart disease and reproductive
Mentally challenged man stabs 22 schoolchildren in China
Press TV - The attack took place on Friday at the entrance to the
Chenpeng Village Primary School in Guangshan county. “Twenty-two
elementary school students were stabbed, so was an adult villager,” AFP
quoted a police spokesman from Guangshan as saying.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Cached Photo of Sandy Hook children practicing their evacuation
drill day just days before massacre
* Related Link:
Murdered Principal's Haunting Pictures of Sandy Hook children
practicing their evacuation drill day just days before massacre
YouTube: Connecticut Police Spokesman Newtown Will Prosecute
Independant Journalist Whistleblowers
YouTube: Sandy Hook Elem: 3 Shooters (A CLOSE LOOK)
YouTube: Connecticut Police Spokesman Newtown Will Prosecute
Independent Journalist Whistleblowers
Drone Operator asks “Did we Just Kill a Kid”, Commander Tells
him it Was Just a Dog with 2 Legs
Intel Hub - Bryant and his coworkers sat in front of 14 computer
monitors and four keyboards. When Bryant pressed a button in New
Mexico, someone died on the other side of the world. The report
goes on to explain one of the circumstances that finally crossed
the line and really made him realize the kind of murderous
activity that he was taking part in. Deeper into the article the
horrific details of this encounter are revealed...
VIDEO: Report: Congress To Move Against Guns: “It Will Ban the
Sale, the Transfer, the Importation and the Possession”
Intel Hub - Come January 1, 2013, Feinstein will introduce new
legislation that would ban assault rifles similar to the bill
she championed in California. “I’m going to introduce in the
Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House — a
bill to ban assault weapons,” Feinstein said on NBC’s Meet the
Press. “It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and
the possession, not retroactively, but prospectively.” “The
purpose of this bill is to get… weapons of war off the streets.”
Ex-US official: Arm school employees
Press TV - In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that
claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett
said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain
employees to prevent attacks. "Let's remember the good things
here: the heroism of those teachers and that principal," Bennett
said on "Meet the Press." "And I'm not so sure -- and I'm sure
I'll get mail for this -- I'm not so sure I wouldn't want one
person in a school armed, ready for this kind of thing."
Newtown murders: astonishing Hunger Games 'coincidence,' and
killer's mother now a Doomsday Prepper?
(NaturalNews) CBS News gives us this sizzling report: (Source):
the CBS Evening News, broadcast (on network TV) Sat. 12-15-2012.
Segment begins at 7 minute point in online version of the TV
broadcast.... Here is John Miller's punch line: "We spoke to
another relative who also said she was worried about the defense
of her home if there was a collapse of the economy [on screen -
close up casual photo of Mrs. Lanza]. She wanted to have weapons
on hand to defend them which of course only underscores the
irony that those were the guns used by her own child to kill her
and so many others."
The Federal Government is Guilty Accomplice in School Shooting
in Newtown Connecticut
Oath Keepers - This shooting is yet another tragic example of
the failed, grotesque insistence on helpless victim zones where
any crazed gunman can be assured of a large number of disarmed,
undefended, helpless victims, all crammed into one place, where
he can kill many children before an armed defender arrives from
elsewhere.... And in this case, all of the teachers and staff
were willfully disarmed by the Federal Government, by force of
law and threat of prison, to ensure that they would be disarmed
and incapable of saving the lives of the children entrusted to
VIDEO: Obama Wipes Away Fake Tears
Kurt Nimmo - In a performance that would assuredly not win him
an Oscar, Obama pretended to wipe away tears today during a news
conference following the school massacre in Connecticut. His
staged homage to the young victims rings especially hollow
considering the fact the Obama administration shipped weapons to
murderous drug cartels in Mexico under the Justice Department’s
Fast & Furious operation and he has authorized the CIA to uses
its killer drones to slaughter innocents in Pakistan. The cartel
war bankrolled by transnational banks has so far resulted in
60,000 deaths with more than 10,000 people missing.
* Related Article/Video:
Celebrities Demand Outrageous Gun Laws...
Newtown school shooting story already being changed by the media
(NaturalNews) One of the most important red flags of a staged
shooting is a second gunman, indicating the shooting was
coordinated and planned.... Eyewitness reports of a second
shooter now being "scrubbed" from the news. As the story of this
shooting was first breaking, the news was reporting a second
gunman. FoxNews reported that this second gunman was "led out of
the woods by officers" and then questioned. The original source
of this report was the Connecticut Post....
VIDEO: Bloomberg Demands Obama Take “Executive Action” Against
Kurt Nimmo - New York mayor and noted gun-grabber Michael
Bloomberg went on Meet the Press today and told Obama he should
skirt Congress and the Constitution and take executive action
against firearms owners in the United States.
* Related Article:
Feinstein Vows to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill
Piers Morgan Wants to Eviscerate the 2nd Amendment
Melissa Melton -Not only does Piers Morgan apparently want to
straight up take away people’s guns, but he has a multi-step
plan for exactly how America should be disarmed. The host of
CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight went on an anti-gun Tweet rant
following the mass shooting in a Connecticut school that left 28
people, including 20 children, dead earlier this morning.
VIDEO: Man With Concealed Carry Permit Stopped Mall Shooting
kgw.com - Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was
at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a
masked man opened fire....
Real Or Fake? “I’m Going to Kill Myself on Friday and it Will
Make the News”
Paul Joseph Watson - Was an Internet messageboard post made on
Wednesday night by a user who threatened to kill himself on
Friday morning and “make the news” made by Connecticut school
shooter Adam Lanza, or is it a Photoshopped fake? The post,
which according to the screenshot appeared on the 4Chan website
at 22:18 on Wednesday night and was made by a user called ‘iKTatjYX’.
The post stated, “I’m going to kill myself on Friday and it will
make the news, be watching at 9am.” Under the message is a
disturbing [GRAPHIC] image of the dead bodies of Columbine
school shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
Gun control petition to White House gets large and immediate
The Hill - A petition urging the Obama administration to
“produce legislation that limits access to guns” has more than
25,000 signatures just hours after its inception.
YouTube: Fox News 2006 Report: Antidepressants: School Shooters
The evidence is in. A small percentage of those taking
antidepressants will become homicidal and/or suicidal. But a
small percentage of 30,000,000 is more than hundreds of
thousands of people in the U.S. alone! Though most of those
people manage to get off the medications before acting on strong
violent impulses, that's a lot of lives placed in jeopardy. And
even if not common, too often, the result is tragic....
SSRI-Induced Akathisia's Link To Suicide and Violence
lawyersandsettlements.com August 18, 2007 - Akathisia is but one
in a long list of side effects that SSRI makers were able to
keep hidden, as they settled thousands of lawsuits out of court,
by obtaining court orders to seal documents produced in
litigation. For instance, a 1984 Eli Lilly document showed
akathisia occurred in at least 1% of patients long before Prozac
was approved. In a paper entitled, "Suicides and Homicides in
Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft: Why They Keep
Happening - And Why They Will Continue," Dr Jay Cohen points out
that, as soon SSRI's arrived on the market in the late 1980s,
reports of sudden, unexpected suicides and homicides by patients
taking the drugs began to come in.
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Is It the Drugs, the Doctors, or the Drug Companies?
In a move likely to raise pro-Israel hackles, Obama reportedly
set to nominate Hagel as defense chief
timesofisrael.com - The Obama administration is expected to
select former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to succeed Leon
Panetta as the United States secretary of defense, Bloomberg
News reported on Thursday, citing sources in Washington. The
nomination of Hagel would likely worry Israel supporters, who
have criticized the former Republican senator for what they see
as a chilly stance toward the Jewish state.
VIDEO: Clinton Slips, Falls, Skips Out on Benghazi Hearing
Kurt Nimmo - It looks like Madame Secretary of State Clinton
will not be compelled to tell the American people what she knows
about what happened in Benghazi on September 11. “Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this
past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion
after fainting, the State Department said Saturday,” the
Associated Press reports today.
Report: John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of
NY Daily News - President Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry
(D-Mass.) to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State,
according to a report.... The White House has not confirmed the
selection. It is widely known that Kerry was interested in the
job, and the former presidential nominee emerged as the clear
favorite after another contender, UN Ambassador Susan Rice,
withdrew from consideration last week.
Obama quietly releases Gitmo report amid news of Conn. shooting
Daily Caller - The White House released a required report on its
anti-jihad operations Friday, showing the administration is
holding 166 suspected terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
detention camp, despite President Barack Obama’s 2008 promise to
close the facility permanently.
YouTube: Zero Dark Propaganda - Breaking the Set
RT - Abby Martin takes a look at films that glorify war by
highlighting the recent film 'Zero Dark Thirty' as an example of
an over-sensationalized historical narrative. LIKE Breaking the
* Related Article:
CIA hagiography, pernicious propaganda
VIDEO: Jimmy Carter: Marijuana Legalization Is Smart,
Imprisonment For Possession Is Out Of Control
Liberty Crier - Former President Jimmy Carter gave a
full-throated endorsement of state efforts to legalize marijuana
during an appearance at a CNN forum aired on Tuesday. Carter,
who as president supported an era of marijuana decriminalization
in the mid-1970s, told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux that he was “in
favor” of states that were taking steps to legalize the drug.
Strip Search Of 10-Year-Old Prompts Complaint Against Elementary
CBS News - The parents of a 10-year old Union elementary school
student have filed a complaint against the school for
strip-searching their son to find an allegedly stolen $20
bill.... However, another teacher came into the office at the
same time and said that the money had “miraculously” been found
on the floor of the cafeteria. Holmes defended her actions after
the fact, telling WRAL-TV, “Any staff member who has ever worked
with me knows that I care for my students and that even when I
have to discipline them, I love them.”
TSA calls bomb specialist on wheelchair-bound 12-year-old girl
RT - TSA detained a 12-year-old wheelchair-bound girl for nearly
an hour at the DFW International Airport after they found
explosive residue on her hands. TSA left the mortified girl in
tears, but refused to let her mother get close enough to comfort
US judge prompts outrage after saying: ‘If she didn’t want sex,
her body should have just shut down’ in rape case, and reducing
sentence of attacker by ten years (Independent)
Independent - Judge Derek Johnson's comments, which echo those
of outgoing U.S. representative Todd Akin, who used the phrase
'legitimate rape' and said women who are the victims of rape
rarely get pregnant, have drawn widespread condemnation. The
states Commission on Judicial Performance has also attacked the
the judge for taking ten years off the recommended sentence for
the rapist in the case, imposing a six-year sentence instead.
9/11 ‘truthers’ now in charge of Missouri highway
RT - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has
accepted paperwork completed by the St. Louis 9/11 Questions
Meetup Group, a collective of locals who say they are “concerned
about the many disturbing aspects” of the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001.... Beginning soon, a portion of state road
will be fitted with signs advertising the group in exchange for
their cooperation in picking up litter.
* Related Article:
Georgia KKK want their own highway
Rand Paul insists he'll be on ballot for Senate in 2016
courier-journal.com - Paul told reporters after a speech to
Lexington business leaders on Friday that he has formed a
re-election committee and that he intends to be on the ballot
for Senate, though he still didn't rule out running for
president. "I'm really not going to equivocate on whether I'm
running for Senate or not," Paul said. "That will happen." As
far as a presidential bid, Paul said "it will probably be two
years before we have a serious discussion" about that.
YouTube: HSBC Couldn't Track $60 Trillion in Suspicious
The Young Turks - HSBC was able to track Eliot Spitzer's 3
deposits to a holding account for an escort service. But they
couldn't track $60 trillion in suspicious activity transfers
from drug cartels and al-Qaeda that benefited them? Could it be
because Spitzer was investigating the banks? Cenk Uygur breaks
down the financial hypocrisy.
* Related Video/Article:
HSBC: Too Big to Jail
QE 4: Folks, This Ain’t Normal – What You Need To Know About The
Fed’s Latest Move
Zero Hedge - If you had stopped me on the street a few years ago
and asked me what I thought would have happened in the stock,
bond, foreign currency, and commodity markets on the day the Fed
announced an $85 billion per month thin-air money printing
program directed at government bonds, I never would have
predicted what has actually come to pass.
We Are Witnessing The Death Of Small Business In America
Economic Collapse - The United States was once known as "the
land of opportunity", but now that is fundamentally changing. At
this point we truly do have a "crisis of entrepreneurship" in
this country, and that is a huge reason why America is in
decline. We are witnessing the slow death of the small business
in America, and that is incredibly bad news for all of us.
Landmark climate change report leaked online
Guardian - A little-known US-based climate sceptic called Alex
Rawls, who had been accepted by the IPCC to be one of the
report's 800 expert reviewers, admitted to leaking the document.
In a statement posted online, he sought to justify the leak:
"The addition of one single sentence [discussing the influence
of cosmic rays on the earth's climate] demands the release of
the whole. That sentence is an astounding bit of honesty, a
killing admission that completely undercuts the main premise and
the main conclusion of the full report, revealing the
fundamental dishonesty of the whole."
YouTube: Local Man Says Cloud Seeding in CA and UT is Stealing
Monday, Powderhorn announced opening day is being pushed back,
which has many people wondering, where is the snow? John
Stevens, a local economist, says Utah and California are
stealing it.... Cloud seeding is intentional weather
modification, where different substances are sent into the air
to force precipitation from clouds or cut down on fog. Stevens
said the ground-based generators in California and Utah are
having a big effect on Colorado, hurting our rivers, water
levels and drying out the clouds.
Is Your Diet Making You Moody?
Green Med Info - How many people do you know who are on a
low-fat, high carbohydrate diet? How many people do you know who
are on antidepressants? Is there a link? Julia Ross, a clinical
psychologist and author of The Mood Cure, sees a connection
between the skyrocketing rates of depression and the diet
obsession in this country. Statistics show: we are 100 times
more depressed than we were in 1900; fully 50% of Americans over
the age of 14 are experiencing "significant debilitating
depression and/or anxiety;" and in the past two decades
antidepressants have become the third largest class of
10 reasons to try a juice cleanse
(NaturalNews) Juicing is an essential part of creating health.
Whether done as part of a fast or routinely within your weekly
food consumption, it may provide more cleansing and nutrients
than heavy supplement dosing. And it's cheaper.
Five powerful herbal tinctures to boost your immune system
(NaturalNews) Some of the most powerful healing and
immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found
growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the
world -- and many of them have yet to be fully realized for
their therapeutic potential. Still, there are plenty of herbs we
do already know about that have demonstrable,
scientifically-proven health benefits you can begin taking
advantage of today. Here are five such herbal tinctures you and
your family can take for their powerful immune-boosting
Newborn Seized Because Mom Questioned Necessity of Vaccination
momaroo.com - This is what you get for questioning the
"authority" and for having the audacity to have your own voice
in medical decisions for your children: a social worker takes
custody of an hours old newborn, while still in the hospital,
and prevents her mother from seeing her other than to nurse her
every 3 hours. All because she asked too many questions. Yeah.
It happened. At Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
5 Natural Dietary Remedies for Dry Skin
Natural Society - Like other skin conditions including eczema
and wrinkles, dry skin is often best treated from the inside
out. That is to say, you can find numerous remedies for dry skin
right in your kitchen. There are several foods that can help you
combat dry winter skin. Including these in your winter diet will
help maintain moisture throughout the colder months...
Common Chemical Linked to Asthma, Allergies and Neurological
Natural Society - Studies have examined the effects of
phthalates — an industrial chemical commonly found in plastics
worldwide — on the human body. With an emphasis on reproductive
health and the health of young children, the studies offer
shocking conclusions. There were consistent indications that
phthalates may increase the risk of developing both allergies
and asthma in children, and even cause neurological,
reproductive, metabolic and social problems.
Fix Your Digestion Problems: 5 Best and Worst Foods for
Natural Society - So much depends upon the human gut. It is
after all the organ that determines if—and how—what we eat fuels
the other organs. That’s why we need it to be in optimal health
and fix any digestion problems now rather than later.
Top 10 Packaged Foods You Shouldn't Buy
Dr. Mercola - Grist Magazine started me off on this list by
providing the first five packaged foods that are completely
unnecessary, as making them at home is not only simple, but far
healthier and more inexpensive. I added five more to Jane
Mountain's list, for a total of 10.
U.S. Banks Warned of Cyberattack on Accounts
Washington Times - The U.S. financial services industry has
issued a warning that a Russian cyber-gangster is preparing to
rob American banks and their customers of millions of dollars.
In addition, the computer security firm McAfee has reported that
the cyber-criminal, who calls himself “Thief-in-Law,” already
has infected the hundreds of computers of unwitting American
customers in preparation to steal their bank account data.
in History - Friday - December 14, 2012
1798 - David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt
1799 - The first president of the United States, George Washington, died
at the age 67.
1819 - Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state.
1896 - Gen. James H. Doolittle, who led the first air raid on Japan
during World War II, was born.
1900 - Professor Max Planck of Berlin University revealed his
revolutionary Quantum Theory.
1903 - Orville Wright made the first attempt at powered flight. The
engine stalled during take-off and the plane was damaged in the attempt.
Three days later, after repairs were made, the modern aviation age was
born when the plane stayed aloft for 12 seconds and flew 102 feet.
1911 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach
the South Pole. He reached it 35 days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott.
1918 - For the first time in Britain women (over 30) voted in a General
1939 - The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations.
1945 - Josef Kramer, known as "the beast of Belsen," and 10 others were
executed in Hamelin for the crimes they committed at the Belsen and
Auschwitz Nazi concentration camps.
1946 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to establish the United Nation's
headquarters in New York City.
1959 - Archbishop Makarios was elected Cyprus' first president.
1962 - The U.S. space probe Mariner II approached Venus. It transmitted
information about the planet's atmosphere and surface temperature.
1975 - Six South Moluccan terrorists surrendered to police after holding
23 people hostage for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen.
1981 - Israel annexed the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in war in
1983 - The U.S. battleship New Jersey fired on Syrian positions in
Lebanon for the first time after American F-14 reconnaissance flights
were fired on.
1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.
1986 - The experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and
Jeana Yeager, took off from California on the first non-stop,
non-refueled flight around the world. The trip took nine days to
1993 - A judge in Colorado struck down the state's voter-approved
Amendment Two prohibiting gay rights laws, calling it unconstitutional.
1995 - The presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia signed
the Dayton Accords to end fighting in Bosnia.
1995 - AIDS patient Jeff Getty received the first-ever bone-marrow
transplant from a baboon.
1997 - Iran's newest president, Mohammad Khatami, called for a dialogue
with the people of the United States. The preceding Iranian leaders had
reviled the U.S. as "The Great Satan."
1997 - Cuban President Fidel Castro declared Christmas 1997 an official
holiday to ensure the success of Pope John Paul II's upcoming visit to
1998 - Hundreds of Palestinian leaders renounced a call for the
destruction of Israel.
1999 - U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a $5.2 billion
fund for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers.
2000 - It was announced that American businessman Edmond Pope would be
released from a Russian prison for humanitarian reasons. Pope had been
sentenced to 20 years in prison after his conviction on espionage
2001 - European Union leaders agreed to dispatch 3,000-4,000 troops to
join an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
2001 - The first commercial export, since 1963, of U.S. food to Cuba
began. The 24,000 metric tons for corn were being sent to replenish what
was lost when Hurricane Michelle struck on November 4.
Israeli soldiers assault two Reuters cameramen
(Reuters) - Israeli soldiers punched two Reuters cameramen and forced
them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in
front of them, leaving one of them needing hospital treatment. Israel's
military said on Thursday it took the allegations seriously, but offered
no explanation for the assault that occurred on Wednesday evening in the
heart of Hebron.
Iraq blast kills 2 Iranians, injures 20
Press TV - At least two Iranians have been killed and 20 others wounded
in four roadside bombs in the Iraqi city of Samarra, north of the
capital, Baghdad. The explosions took place on Friday after the bus
carrying the Iranian pilgrims hit the bombs. An official from Iran's
Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Massoud Akhavan told IRNA on Friday
that the two victims of the terrorist attack were both women.
Greeks earning 42,000 Euros to be taxed at top rate under plan
myfoxny.com - Under the new guidelines, the 42 percent top tax rate and
earnings threshold replaces the previous level of 45 percent for incomes
above €100,000 ($130,770). The new rate is part of a simplification of
the country's tax rules. There are currently eight tax bands ranging
from 18 percent to 45 percent. These will be replaced by three tax
rates: 22 percent, 32 percent and 42 percent.
YouTube: Farage: Eurozone leaders behaving like drug addicts and
Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP),
Co-President of the 'Europe of Freedom and Democracy' (EFD) Group in the
Taliban say they killed 8 US-led forces
Press TV - Taliban militants claim they have killed at least eight
US-led troopers in a car bomb attack that targeted a convoy belonging to
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) outside the
Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan.
VIDEO: 5 wounded as Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops
RT - Five Palestinians have been injured after clashes with Israeli
troops as thousands of Palestinian protestors marched through Hebron in
the West Bank Thursday, during a funeral being held for a teenager who
was killed by Israeli troops Wednesday.
VIDEO: Tehran and IAEA lock horns over inspecting Parchin facility
RT - The IAEA delegation holding talks in Tehran hopes to finally
inspect the Parchin military base, where Iran has allegedly tested
elements of its nuclear program. Tehran has refused all previous
attempts by the IAEA to get inside the compound. The top item on the
agenda for the UN nuclear watchdog’s delegation that arrived in Tehran
for talks early Thursday is getting access to the Parchin military base
southeast of Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
suspects that once it was used as a military testing ground for
components needed to make a nuclear weapon.
VIDEO: Chinese General Threatens “Third World War” To Protect Iran
Before It's News - According to NDTV, a Chinese news station based
outside the country, in regard to recent speculation that Iran would be
the target of a US-Israeli military assault, Major General Zhang
Zhaozhong commented that, “China will not hesitate to protect Iran even
with a third world war,” remarks described as “puzzling to some”.
YouTube: The Road to World War 3
We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to
see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at
the big picture and connect the dots. This video examines the history of
the dollar, its relation to oil, and the real motives behind the wars of
the past two decades.
China-Japan exchange diplomatic blows after Chinese 'airspace violation'
RT - The Japanese Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying a Chinese
state aircraft had strayed into airspace over the disputed archipelago,
prompting the scrambling of eight F-15 fighters. Japanese spokesman,
Osamu Fujimori branded the incident as “extremely deplorable” and said
that Chinese ships had also been spotted violating Japanese territory
earlier on Thursday. The Chinese ambassador in Tokyo has been formally
summoned to account for the apparent violation and hear the Japanese
Eurozone greenlights more bailout funds for Greece
RT - Eurozone finance ministers have approved the release of another €34
billion aid package to Greece after weeks of painful negotiations and
amid widespread public discontent at the effect of austerity on the
Greek people and economy.... This comes despite the apparent failure of
a bond-buyback operation which left the country in need of further
financial assistance. It is hoped that this latest loan will prevent
Greece from going bankrupt, which could potentially trigger turmoil in
the financial markets.
Battle over Internet: US web authority challenged - report
RT - Several countries including Russia, China and Saudi Arabia are
reportedly seeking to reduce US dominance over the Internet. If
successful the move will empower governments to silently eliminate
troublesome websites. A UN group is challenging US dominance over the
key parts of the Internet, which is reportedly reflected in a proposal
put through at the Worldwide Conference on International
Telecommunications in Dubai.
Tweeters 'could be military targets'
theage.com.au - Social media users whose use tweets and online posts to
comment on a military operation could be regarded as legitimate military
targets. Australian army Land Warfare Studies Centre analyst Chloe
Diggins on Thursday said a recent social media war between Israel and
Hamas raised complex ethical questions about who was a combatant and
therefore a legitimate military target. A key question was whether such
comments constituted an act of war. "If that's the case, this might mean
that those using social media in support of military operations are now
legitimate targets," she wrote in a blog for the Australian Strategic
Seismic fears: UK govt reverses ban on fracking
RT - The UK has lifted a ban on the gas extraction technique known as
fracking amidst activist outcry. Fracking was prohibited a year ago
after it caused two minor quakes, but lawmakers maintain new safety
measures reduce the risk of seismic activity. The move concerns the
company Cuadrilla, who want to exploit shale gas reserves in the
northern county of Lancashire. The company was forced to put a halt to
gas extraction back in 2011 after fracking caused two minor earthquakes
in the North of Great Britain.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US orders sending Patriot missiles to Turkey
Press TV - The United States plans to deploy Patriot missile
batteries and about 400 troops to Turkey following the
announcement of a similar move by Germany. US Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta has signed orders to authorize the plan, the New
York Times reported on Friday. Washington will provide two out
of six Patriot missile batteries, while Germany and the
Netherlands will each contribute two.
VIDEO: Will antiwar orgs get behind HCR 107 to prevent war on
Veterans Today - After a year’s worth of bloodshed in Libya and
simultaneous drum-beating for invading Syria in the same manner,
H.Con.Res. 107 was introduced on March 7, 2012 by Rep. Walter
Jones (R-NC) threatening impeachment of the President if he were
to take the U.S. to war without a proper authorization by
Congress. Even with the imminent threat of a U.S./NATO military
invasion of Syria … which could come any day now before the new
Congress is sworn in next month after the holidays … there is
little, if no mention of the Republican Congressman’s HCR 107
from the “left-only-need-apply” national antiwar organizations,
let alone any public endorsements or calls for Congress to
support and enact the resolution.
US Senate bill to make Europe less energy dependent on Russia
RT - The US seeks to lift limitations on its LNG deliveries to
Europe and strengthen competition in European energy markets.
It’s to break the EU’s dependence on Russian gas, as “the
Russians overplayed their hand”, says US Senator Richard G.
Counterterrorism Center to Examine Government Files of U.S.
Citizens for Possible Criminal Behavior
cryptogon - Through Freedom of Information Act requests and
interviews with officials at numerous agencies, The Wall Street
Journal has reconstructed the clash over the counterterrorism
program within the administration of President Barack Obama....
The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism
Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for
possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to
suspect them.... Now, NCTC can copy entire government
databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of
Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others.
VIDEO: Second Amendment Opponents Regroup as Dust Settles
Following Illinois Concealed Carry Ruling
Kurt Nimmo - Gun rights opponents in Illinois on Wednesday said
they will continue their fight to rollback the Second Amendment
after the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled
that a ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional. Gun-grabbers
in Chicago demanded state Attorney General Lisa Madigan appeal
YouTube: Wal-Mart security kills another alleged shoplifter
RT - Last Friday in Houston, Texas, a woman was shot at a
Wal-Mart for allegedly shop lifting. Shelly Frey was shot and
killed by a security guard on duty at the store and this isn’t
the first time Wal-Mart security has murdered an allegedly
shoplifter. The retail giant has received its fair share of bad
publicity, but what does this latest incident mean for Wal-Mart?
Rachel Kurzius joins RT with how Wal-Mart has been able to
overcome scandal after scandal.
YouTube: Ex-FBI Agent Reveals What to Do If The Police Get in
Mike Adams talks Dale Carson, a trial lawyer, former FBI agent,
police officer, detective, SWAT team member, undercover
operative and private investigator who now defends clients
against unfair charges. He is the author of Arrest-Proof
Yourself, which is required reading for anyone wanting to avoid
unnecessary interactions with the law.
VIDEO: FEMA trailers sitting uninhabited, victims want answers
ABC News - There are mobile homes, already built, winterized and
ready to go, up to a thousand, but no one is living inside of
them. Nobody in a position of power seems to want them, but some
of those facing months of rebuilding, do.... "We don't need FEMA
trailers. We are focusing on getting people back in their
homes," Mayor Bloomberg said. Instead of trailers, Mayor
Bloomberg is relying on his program called Rapid Repairs to get
people back into their homes quickly.... The Mayor's resistance
to trailers is solidly supported by FEMA which insists they
wouldn't work here.
VIDEO: A Deadline Looms for Your Tax Preparer
Liberty Crier - As part of a sweeping new licensing scheme, the
IRS won’t let tax preparers continue to prepare your tax returns
in 2013 unless they first get a special permission slip from the
government by paying for and completing 15 hours of continuing
education by the end of this year. They will also have to pass
an IRS-mandated exam by the end of next year. These new
regulations threaten the livelihoods of as many as 350,000 tax
return preparers, many of them independent mom-and-pop
businesses, and could waste up to 5 million man hours. But the
IRS says it will not extend the deadline.
Food stamps increase by over 600,000 in last month of data
mybudget360.com - The food stamp figures are stunning because
they show in the last two months food stamp usage has
skyrocketed by over 1,000,000. In the last month of data
observation, food stamp usage increased by more than 600,000.
Keep in mind to qualify for food stamps you have to carefully
demonstrate that you are earning very little and technically are
classified as being in poverty. So what does it say that our
nation now has 47.7 million Americans on food stamps?
55 Reasons Why California Is The Worst State In America
Economic Collapse - Why in the world would anyone want to live
in the state of California at this point? The entire state is
rapidly becoming a bright, shining example of everything that is
wrong with America. It is so sad to watch our most populated
state implode right in front of our eyes.
FDIC Guarantee Program Set to Expire After Senate Block
Bloomberg - The TAG program, introduced in the wake of the 2008
credit crisis, guarantees $1.5 trillion in non-interest bearing
accounts above the FDIC’s general limit of $250,000. An initial
extension is set to end Dec. 31.... The TAG program, which
provided unlimited backing for accounts used for payrolls and
other business expenses, was opposed by Republicans as a
bailout-era program that shouldn’t be extended. Community
bankers sought the extension as a way to keep accounts from
being moved to bigger banks or money-market mutual funds.
Two scientific studies link Gulf War Illnesses to U.S. bombing
of Iraqi ammo dump that released toxic sarin gas
dallasnews.com - A Dallas epidemiologist and a military
intelligence expert have published scientific studies that
attribute Gulf War Illness to a Jan. 18, 1991, U.S. bombing raid
on an Iraqi ammunition dump. The studies concluded that a plume
of sarin gas, a toxic nerve agent, rose from the dump and was
carried by the wind to contaminate thousands of U.S. troops.
6.4-magnitude quake reported off the coast of Baja: Several
10news.com - 6.4-magnitude quake shook the coast of Baja, Calif.
Friday. No tsunami warning has been issued. The earthquake was
centered off of the coast of Baja, Calif. and struck at about 2:
36 a.m. The location of the earthquake is about 171 miles from
Coronado, Calif. It is unclear whether the quake caused damage.
However, several aftershocks have been reported ranging from a
4.1 to a 6.1-magnitude earthquakes. These quakes were all
reported before 3 a.m.
Related dutchsinse video here.
$41.5 Million Dollar EPA Investigation Finds High Levels of
Radiation in California
Intel Hub - In 2009, the Department of Energy and governmental
stimulus funds brought $41.5 million dollars to the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct an
investigation into claims that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
and surrounding area is contaminated with radiation. As a result
of that investigation, the EPA has now deemed that the land
toxic and contaminated with high levels of radiation.
YouTube: What's a Food Industry to Do?
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff - I'd been asked by the food industry to give
this talk at an industry breakfast, but 3 days prior to the
event they got cold feet and dis-invited me. The good news is,
the internet's a much larger audience than a room full of food
industry folks who likely wouldn't have cared much about what I
had to say in the first place. So here's my take on what the
food industry can do, why they're not going to do it, and what
we can do about it.
Herbal Healing: 4 Little-Known Herbs and their Uses for Health
Natural Society - You might know that Echinacea is good for
fighting a cold, chamomile can help you relax, and that
dandelion is great for detoxification (and if you didn’t, now
you do). But, there is a world of healing herbs and plants that
we don’t commonly hear about. These herbs might not get as much
air-time as the more common powerhouses, but they have wonderful
benefits worthy of note. Here are 4 little-known herbs and their
uses for health.
Body Care Products Loaded with Mercury and Toxins
Natural Society - t’s not just about what we eat or what pills
we pop; human health is also affected by what we put on our
bodies. Our skin is capable of absorbing a great deal of
anything we slather on it. In the case of users of mainstream
cosmetics and personal care products, that means we regularly
soak up cancer-linked sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates
associated with reproductive disorders, and mercury. Some
products, like skin whitening cream, have been spotted with up
to 300,000 parts per million of mercury, a known poison.
Dementia risk linked to feelings of loneliness, not lack of
(NaturalNews) Studies have linked factors such as living alone
or a lack of social connections to an increased risk of
dementia. But according to a study published in the Journal of
Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, it is actually feelings
of loneliness, rather than any of these objective external
factors, that are associated with greater risk.
VIDEO: Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy
CBN TV - Researchers say the ketones found in coconut oil have
slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease in some people and
may actually prevent it. [Note: Do not microwave coconut oil
(shown in the video). It will destroy all it's good nutrients.]
Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a
mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5
(NaturalNews) The industry of modern psychiatry has officially
gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human
being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience,
excitement -- is now being classified as a "mental disorder"
demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of
course). The new, upcoming DSM-5 "psychiatry bible," expected to
be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a
medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the
'Aspirin ups risk of cancer' - survey
Daily Mail - Women who take aspirin regularly for 20 years have
an increased chance of developing pancreatic cancer, according
to a survey of 90,000 females. Scientists studied thousands of
American women, finding that those who took two or more tablets
each week for two decades had a 58% increased chance of
developing the disease. The risk of developing pancreatic cancer
increased as the dose got bigger up to 86% higher for those who
took the drug twice a day.
Mom Loses Suit Over Daughter's H1N1 Vaccine
Courthouse News - A mother who says public health officials in
St. Lawrence County immunized her young daughter without her
consent cannot sue, a New York appeals court ruled. Upon
declaration of a public health emergency, the federal Public
Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act pre-empts state tort
claims, according to the six-page ruling from the Third Judicial
Department of Appellate Division.
VIDEO: Are they being a bit premature? Nasa releases Mayan
apocalypse video 10 days early
Independent - Nasa has released a video ahead of schedule
tackling the 'myths' surrounding the belief the world will end
on December 21st. The video, which was clearly intended for
release the day after the 21st, begins: "December 22, 2012. If
you're watching this video, it means one thing. The world didn't
end yesterday." It goes on to attempt to debunk the ideas
surrounding the so-called 'Mayan prophecies', saying the date is
based on a misconception.
Security Hole in Samsung Smart TVs Could Allow Remote Spying
securityledger.com - In an e-mail exchange with Security Ledger,
the Malta-based firm said that the previously unknown (“zero
day”) hole affects Samsung Smart TVs running the latest version
of the company’s Linux-based firmware. It could give an attacker
the ability to access any file available on the remote device,
as well as external devices (such as USB drives) connected to
the TV. And, in a Orwellian twist, the hole could be used to
access cameras and microphones attached to the Smart TVs, giving
remote attacker the ability to spy on those viewing a
Interesting Look at Pet Food Ingredients
Susan Thixton - Ever wonder what the ingredients would look like
if you made a commercial pet food at home? So did Rodney Habib.
Here's his picture, posted on Facebook of the ingredients - in
order and weight - of a typical commercial pet food. Very
in History - Thursday - December 13, 2012
1636 - The United States National Guard was created when militia
regiments were organized by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay
1642 - New Zealand was discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman.
1809 - The first abdominal surgical procedure was performed in Danville,
KY, on Jane Todd Crawford. The operation was performed without an
1862 - In America, an estimated 11,000 Northern soldiers were killed or
wounded when Union forces were defeated by Confederates under General
Robert E. Lee, at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
1884 - Percy Everitt received a patent for the first coin-operated
1913 - The Federal Reserve System was established.
1918 - U.S. President Wilson arrived in France, becoming the first chief
executive to visit a European country while holding office.
1921 - Britain, France, Japan and the United States signed the Pacific
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged
in a Japanese kamikaze suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the
1964 - In El Paso, TX, President Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo
Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion that diverted the Rio Grande River,
reshaping the U.S.-Mexican border. This ended a century-old border
1978 - The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony U.S.
dollar. The coin began circulation the following July.
1981 - Authorities in Poland imposed martial law in an attempt to
crackdown on the Solidarity labor movement. Martial law ended formally
1982 - The Sentry Armored Car Company in New York discovered that $11
million had been stolen from its headquarters overnight. It was the
biggest cash theft in U.S. history.
1988 - PLO chairman Yasser Arafat addressed the U.N. General Assembly in
Geneva, where it had reconvened after the United States had refused to
grant Arafat a visa to visit New York.
1991 - Five Central Asian republics of the Soviet Union agreed to join
the new Commonwealth of Independent States.
1991 - North Korea and South Korea signed a historic non-aggression
1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people must receive a hearing
before property linked to illegal drug sales can be seized.
1993 - The European Community ratified a treaty creating the European
Economic Area (EEA), to go into effect January 1, 1994.
1998 - Puerto Rican voters rejected U.S. statehood in a non-binding
2000 - U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the 2000 Presidential
election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush. The Florida electoral votes were
won by only 537 votes, which decided the election. The election had been
contested up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which said that the Florida
recount (supported by the Florida Supreme Court) was unconstitutional.
2001 - The U.S. government released a video tape that showed Osama bin
Laden and others discussing their knowledge of the terrorist attacks on
the United States on September 11, 2001.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush served formal notice to Russia that
the United States was withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile
2001 - Israel severed all contact with Yasser Arafat. Israel also
launched air strikes and sent troops into Palestine in response to a bus
ambush that killed 10 Israelis.
2001 - Gunmen stormed the Indian Parliament and killed seven people and
injured 18. Security forces killed the attackers during a 90-minute
‘US trains Syria militants in Jordan’
Press TV - Press TV - US-based National Public Radio (NPR) reported on
Wednesday that “Jordanian authorities, along with their US and British
counterparts” had organized training for the militants. One of the
militants, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he attended a
training course in Jordan and that the training was “not led by
uniformed Western soldiers, but rather by men in plainclothes who spoke
several different dialects of Arabic.” “This suggests the trainers may
have been private contractors, who are sometimes used by the US for
training and assembly of sophisticated weaponry,” the report said.
Car bombing kills 16 in Qatana, southwest of Syrian capital
Press TV - The Syrian state media reported on Thursday morning that a
deadly car bombing rocked the city of Qatana, southwest of Damascus,
killing at least 16 people. Reports further indicated that the
explosion, which targeted a military housing compound near an elementary
school, was carried out by the foreign-backed militants fighting against
the Syrian government.
VIDEO: North Korean satellite 'tumbling out of control,' US officials
NBC News - The object that North Korea sent into space on Wednesday
appears to be “tumbling out of control” as it orbits the earth, U.S.
officials told NBC News. The officials said that it is indeed some kind
of space vehicle, but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly
what the satellite is supposed to do.
Japan scrambles F-15 jets over disputed island
Press TV - Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told
reporters on Thursday that F-15 planes were mobilized after Chinese
aircraft entered the airspace just after 11 a.m. local time (0200 GMT)
over the disputed islands, known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in
Japan. Over the past two months, Chinese ships have moved in and out of
waters around the islands. However, the Japanese Defense Ministry said
the airspace intrusion was the first ever by China.
VIDEO: Syrian opposition urges US to 're-examine' blacklisting of
RT - The leader of Syria’s new opposition group, the National Coalition,
says Washington “must reconsider” its decision to blacklist one of the
alliance’s members. It comes as the US agrees to accept the coalition as
Syria's official opposition group. Washington has branded the jihadist
Al-Nusra Front as a terrorist organization, saying it is trying to
hijack the Syrian uprising on behalf of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. US officials
say the group has claimed responsibility for carrying out nearly 600
attacks that have killed numerous Syrians during the country’s 20-month
uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Syrian rebels set to execute Ukrainian journalist
RT - NGOs are urging Syrian rebels to release a Ukrainian journalist,
Anhar Kochneva, who is set to be executed Thursday. Meanwhile the group
behind the kidnapping warned it would now target all Russians,
Ukrainians and Iranians on Syrian soil. The Committee to Protect
Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute and
Reporters Without Borders issued a joint statement expressing deep
concern about Kochneva’s life and urging the leadership of the Free
Syrian Army and of the Syrian Opposition Coalition to ensure that the
journalist is safe and set free.
Syria Fires Scud Missiles at Insurgents, U.S. Says
NY Times - President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have resorted to firing
ballistic missiles at rebel fighters inside Syria, Obama administration
officials said Wednesday, escalating a nearly two-year-old civil war as
the government struggles to slow the momentum of a gaining insurgency.
Administration officials said that over the last week, Assad forces for
the first time had fired at least six Soviet-designed Scud missiles that
carry warheads in the latest bid to push back rebels who have
consistently chipped away at the government’s military superiority.
IDF to begin giving its medics chemical weapons antidote
timesofisrael.com - The IDF has acquired tens of thousands of doses of a
drug used to combat nerve agent chemical poisoning and will distribute
them to all combat medics in the coming months, according to a report in
the new issue of the army’s Bamahane weekly magazine. The drug,
diazepam, is an anti-convulsant, halting seizures caused by nerve agents
such as VX and sarin. Until now, the IDF supplied all medics with
atropine, a drug that counters attacks on the respiratory system, but
diazepam, which protects the central nervous system, was available only
in intravenous form and was distributed only to rear echelon battalion
Israeli FM: Israel to Keep Seizing Palestinian Tax Money for Months
antiwar.com - As part of his Hanukkah speech, Israeli Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman vowed to see the Israeli government continue to seize
the entirety of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenue for at least the
next four months, and possibly much longer.
North Korean rocket launch condemned
RT - Pyongyang claimed the Unha-3 rocket successfully delivered a
scientific satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 into orbit. The UN Security
Council has condemned North Korea’s rocket launch in a short statement
following an emergency meeting, saying that “an appropriate response” is
now being considered. North Korea will face “consequences” for the
launch, a US spokesman warned. The White House called the rocket launch
a “highly provocative act that threatens regional security” earlier this
German police raids Deutsche Bank offices in tax fraud probe
Police has searched several offices of Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche
Bank AG, in connection with a carbon credit tax evasion case. The Bank’s
Co-CEO Fitscheand and CFO Krause are currently under investigation. Five
hundred police officers raided Deutsche Bank offices and other private
residences in Frankfurt, Berlin and Duesseldorf on Wednesday. Five
arrest warrants for bank employees were issued following the major
Frankfurt office raid, in which the building was surrounded by more than
20 police cars.
VIDEO: Margaret Thatcher: Defining Socialism
Liberty Crier - These brief exchanges took place during Margaret
Thatcher’s last speech in the House of Commons on 22 November 1990.
While socialist cry foul when wealth gaps widen between the upper and
lower classes they fail to ask the question if everyone is better off
than they were ten years ago (in terms of purchasing power, standard of
TEPCO unable to locate source of leak in Fukushima reactor
asahi.com - The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is
grappling to locate the source of a leak of highly radioactive water in
the crippled No. 2 reactor, and will continue trying to pinpoint the
cause next week.... Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it was unable to
identify the source of the leak when the robot inspected one of the
eight vent pipes that connect the chamber with the containment vessel on
Dec. 11. TEPCO suspects the radioactive water is leaking from fractures
near the pressure suppression chamber.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Oregon Mall Shooter Jacob Roberts Quit His Job, Seemed
'Numb' Before Attack
ABC News - In the days before he stole a semiautomatic weapon
and stormed into an Oregon shopping mall, killing two people in
a shooting spree, Jacob Roberts quit his job, sold his
belongings and began to seem "numb" to those closest to him.
Roberts' ex-girlfriend, Hannah Patricia Sansburn, 20, told ABC
News today that the man who donned a hockey mask and opened fire
on Christmas shoppers was typically happy and liked to joke
around, but abruptly changed in the week before the shooting.
Soldiers As Lab Rats
American Conservative - Apropos Lewis Lapham’s article yesterday
about government efforts to keep people from taking drugs, Raffi
Khatchadourian has a memorable New Yorker piece about the Army
giving them to people. Specifically the Edgewood Arsenal
experiments in which soldiers were routinely dosed, in pursuit
of a chemical weapon that could incapacitate but not kill, with
substances like LSD and a particularly nasty-sounding
dissociative referred to as BZ. The experiments have been under
intense scrutiny due to a forthcoming lawsuit on behalf of the
US Torture Victim Takes Case to International Human Rights
Activist Post - The American Civil Liberties Union and Yale Law
School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic today
filed a petition against the United States with the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) for the
unlawful detention and torture of José Padilla, a U.S. citizen,
whom the United States detained and interrogated for four years.
Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons
(Reuters) - The number of active concealed weapons licenses in
Florida, already home to more owners of such registered weapons
than any other U.S. state, is expected to reach the 1 million
mark next week, a state official said on Wednesday. Applications
for the permits in the state of 19.1 million people have doubled
since 2007. Only 0.3 percent of the more than 2 million total
permits issued since 1987 have been revoked, said Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. "Floridians who are
obtaining these licenses are obtaining them for the right reason
and are using them in an appropriate way," Putnam said
Obama approved F-16 fighter jets as gift to
RT - Despite instability due to the new Islamic government in
Egypt, the US is sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt
as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package. The first four
Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets are set to arrive in Egypt on
Jan. 22, an unnamed source told Fox News. Although Egypt already
has more than 200 such planes and the latest delivery fulfills
an order placed two years ago when former President Hosni
Mubarak was still in power, the protests and widespread
instability in Egypt have caused some to wonder if providing
jets at this time is a bad idea.
New House Letter Calling on Obama to Punish Palestinians
peacenow.org - The letter, which is circulating House-wide for
cosponsors, calls on President Obama close the PLO office in
Washington, to call the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem back to
Washington for consultations, and to use "every means at our
disposal to ensure that this General Assembly vote does not
serve as a precedent for elevating the PLO in other UN bodies or
international forums." The letter notes that this includes
"reaffirming our commitment to maintaining and enforcing U.S
laws that require withholding U.S. contributions from any
international forum that grants membership to the PLO....
full text of the letter is available here.
Media Ignores Bombing of Social Security Building
Paul Joseph Watson - Apart from local media outlets in Phoenix,
the mainstream press has virtually ignored what would normally
be considered a major story in light of constant fearmongering
about terror threats – the bombing of a Social Security
Administration building in Casa Grande just two weeks ago....
The reason why the story has received such scant coverage is
most likely the fact that the alleged terrorist blamed for
carrying out the attack – Abdullatif Aldosary – is an Iraqi
refugee who helped the United States in the uprising against
Saddam Hussein in 1991.
YouTube: Ben Swann: Republican State Senator Thinks "Nullifiers"
Should Be Hanged and Shot?
Ben Swann takes a look at claims by a Florida State Senator and
what he thinks of those who believe in nullification.
Full Disclosure: Ben Swann Launches New Facebook Page
Liberty Crier - Television News Anchor Ben Swann recently
announced the launch of a new Facebook page. The new Facebook
page re-brands the Reality Check star under a new name, “Full
Disclosure”. You can support Ben Swann by
liking his new
Facebook page here.
VIDEO: Court Finds ‘Choose Life’ License Plate Scheme
Liberty Crier - U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on
Friday that North Carolina’s plan to offer a specialty “Choose
Life” license plate to drivers without offering an alternative
plate supporting reproductive freedom was unconstitutional and
that the state cannot therefore produce or distribute the
“Choose Life” plate. In the court’s ruling, Judge Fox concluded,
“the State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the
absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint
discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.”
Electroshock Torture Handcuffs Now Patented
(NaturalNews) A U.S. patent has been uncovered that describes
electronic handcuffs capable of delivering torturous
electroshocks, “gas injections” and injectable “chemical
restraints” to prisoners who wear them. The cuffs can be
remote-controlled by prison guards, cops or MPs to deliver
stronger or weaker electroshocks as desired… or even chemical
VIDEO: Woman Brutally Tased By Police For Trying To Buy iPhones
Steve Watson - A Chinese woman living in Massachusetts was tased
repeatedly by police at a mall after store owners called police
when she attempted to buy more than one iPhone as gifts for her
family. WMUR news reports that 44-year-old Xiaojie Li was
visiting the mall in Nashua, New Hampshire, last week to buy
christmas presents, but ran into trouble at the Apple store. Li,
who cannot speak English very well, was confused when workers
refused to allow her to buy more than two iPhones. According to
her daughter, Li recorded video of other customers buying
multiple iPhones, prompting Apple staff to ask her to leave.
VIDEO: Cop Tucks $100 Bill into Broke Driver’s Ticket
CBS Dallas - A traffic stop in Plano ended like unlike any
you’ve ever heard about before. It started when Hayden Carlo was
pulled over for an expired registration sticker. Carlo says he’s
been struggling to support his wife and two small children. “You
get paid, pay your bills, and there’s your money. It’s gone.”He
told the officer he had no excuse for the expired sticker. I
said ‘there’s no explanation for why I haven’t done it, except I
don’t have the money.’ I said ‘it was either feed my kids or get
my registration done.”
YouTube: Why I Hate School But Love Education
As the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about
education rages on, the topic - somewhat ironically, often poses
more questions than it provides answers. But what is the value
of mainstream schooling? Why is it that some of the most high
profile and successful figures within the Western world openly
admit to never having completed any form of higher learning?...
Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum
Telegraph - American literature classics are to be replaced by
insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by
2014. A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50
states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books
studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the
workplace. Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by
"informational texts" approved by the Common Core State
Standards. Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended
Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection
Agency, and the Invasive Plant Inventory, by California's
Invasive Plant Council.
Test results show American schoolchildren lag behind Asian,
European peers in math, science
globalpost.com - American schoolchildren lag behind their peers
in several Asian and European countries in math and science,
global test results show.... The United States ranked 11th in
fourth-grade math, 9th in eighth-grade math, 7th in fourth-grade
science and 10th in eighth-grade science, the WSJ reported....
Gerry Wheeler, interim executive director of the National
Science Teachers Association, said the results showed US
students had “made small strides” but the country “can and must
UC Berkeley offers scholarships to illegal immigrants
RT - The University of California at Berkeley is using $1
million to fund scholarships for nearly 200 illegal immigrants,
which is the largest single gift for this type of scholarship
any American university has ever given out. Most of the
scholarship recipients will be children of immigrants who
crossed the border illegally and have grown up in the United
States. Such children are currently ineligible for federal
grants, loans or work-study positions, making it financially
difficult for them to enroll in college.
Obama’s Swearing-in Will be Open-press
Politico - The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced
that President Obama's official swearing-in will be open to the
press, allaying the concerns of those in the White House press
corps who had feared restricted access.
Fed’s New Money Printing Scheme Will Ensure Long-term
Kurt Nimmo - Citing fictitious unemployment numbers, Federal
Reserve boss Ben Bernanke announced today that the Fed will
spend $45 billion a month to “sustain an aggressive drive” to
force long-term interest rates to zero and keep them there
“until unemployment drops below 6.5 percent.” The Fed said it
will direct the money into long-term Treasurys to replace an
expiring bond-purchase program known as Operation Twist and
further increase its “investment portfolio,” now reaching a
whopping $3 trillion.
Profiting From a Child’s Illiteracy
NY Times - THIS is what poverty sometimes looks like in America:
parents here in Appalachian hill country pulling their children
out of literacy classes. Moms and dads fear that if kids learn
to read, they are less likely to qualify for a monthly check for
having an intellectual disability. Many people in hillside
mobile homes here are poor and desperate, and a $698 monthly
check per child from the Supplemental Security Income program
goes a long way — and those checks continue until the child
Twinkie CEO Admits Company Took Employees Pensions and Put It
Toward Executive Pay
AlterNet - The company is in the process of complete liquidation
and 18,000 unionized workers are set to lose their jobs. More
troubling – they could lose their pensions. According to a
report by the Wall Street Journal , Hostess’ CEO, Gregory
Rayburn, essentially admitted that his company stole employee
pension money and put it toward CEO and senior executive pay
(aka “operations”). While this isn't technically illegal, it's
another sleazy theft by Hostess executives - who've paid
themselves handsomely while running their company into the
Bristol Palin’s Failed Reality Show Received $354,348 In
Taxpayer Dollars From Alaska
thinkprogress.org - The continuing move of the entire Palin
family into reality television careers is an amusing downfall
story, but it took a serious turn today with the news that the
state of Alaska had provided $354,348 in subsidies to Bristol
Palin’s most recent venture into the genre, her Lifetime show
Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp, which had such dreadful ratings
it was yanked from its slot after two episodes.
Sorry Protesters: Your Jobs Are Being Sent To China And They
Aren’t Coming Back
Economic Collapse - The funny thing is that the workers that are
out there protesting these union bills actually voted for the
politicians that are killing their jobs. Both parties are
married to the one world economic system and the “free trade”
agenda, and Barack Obama has been one of the worst offenders. He
has been pushing for more “free trade agreements” throughout the
past four years, and yet union workers continue to support him
VIDEO: TIME LAPSE: Job Losses In The Great Recession
Daily Bail - Geography of the great recession. Watch jobs
disappear from the U.S. economy. Chart runs from January 2007 --
one year before the start of the recession -- to the most recent
video update in April 2011. UPDATE:
CHART SHOCK: The REAL
Unemployment Rate Is 22%...
VIDEO: Industrial Residue From Receding Sandy Flood Waters
Raise Concerns for Residents
PBS - New York's waterways, like the Gowanus Canal, are home to
major industry and major pollution. For homes and businesses
near the coast, flooding from Hurricane Sandy left greasy
residue and worries about long term risks and effects. Special
correspondent Rick Karr reports on how officials are testing to
check for safety concerns.
Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the
Nation’s Underground Water Supply
opednews.com - Federal officials have given energy and mining
companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500
places across the country, releasing toxic material into
underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the
nation's drinking water. In many cases, the Environmental
Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions
in Western states now stricken by drought and increasingly
desperate for water. EPA records show that portions of at least
100 drinking water aquifers have been written off because
exemptions have allowed them to be used as dumping grounds.
Vitamin K intake cuts risk of diabetes in the elderly by 50
(NaturalNews) Fortunately, there are a handful of natural
compounds that help negate the deadly effects of excess sugar.
Vitamin K is one such agent, as it is shown to lower the risk of
developing diabetes in an elderly cohort by more than 50
percent. Researchers publishing in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition have determined that individuals with the
highest circulating levels of vitamin K1 have a total diabetes
risk reduction of 51 percent as compared to those with the
Zinc—One of the Best Supplements to Help Fight Cold and Flu
Dr. Mercola - Zinc is a constituent of at least 3,000 different
proteins in your body and a component of more than 200 different
enzymes. In fact, zinc is involved in more enzymatic reactions
in your body than any other mineral. Zinc increases your
production of white blood cells and helps them fight infection
more effectively. It also increases killer cells that combat
cancer, helps your immune system release more antibodies, and
supports wound healing. Mild zinc deficiency is relatively
common, especially in infants and children, pregnant or
breast-feeding women, elderly, people with poor gastrointestinal
absorption or bowel disease like Crohn's disease, and for those
eating vegetarian or vegan diets. A number of factors contribute
to the overall problem of zinc deficiency....
Daily coffee consumption lowers diabetes risk
NaturalNews) People who drink three to four cups of coffee each
day have a lower risk of developing Type II diabetes, according
to a research summary published by the Institute for Scientific
Information on Coffee (ISIC). The report summarizes the key
findings of recent research into the connection between coffee
consumption and diabetes risk, as presented at a session of the
2012 World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its
Healthy Hot Dogs? Hot Dogs and Processed Meats as Bad as
Natural Society - Are you a smoker? How about a hot dog eater?
According to a national medical group, hot dogs are just as
detrimental as cigarettes to your health. The D.C. -based
alternative health group called the Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine ran a $2,750 billboard that read “Warning:
Hot dogs can wreck your health.” But it's true; healthful hot
dogs may not exist, along with healthful processed meat.
Diet drug poisons kidneys, hampers cancer drugs
(NaturalNews) The popular weight loss drug orlistat, marketed
under names including Alli and Xenical, is highly toxic to the
kidneys and liver, and may interact dangerously with other
drugs, according to a study conducted by a researcher from the
University of Rhode Island and funded by the National Institutes
Tamoxifen: Praised As "Life Saving" But Still Causing Cancer
Activist Post - Many of the drugs used to treat breast cancer
today are probable or known cancer-causing agents. Tamoxifen,
for instance, is classified by the World Health Organization as
a "human carcinogen," but recent news headlines praised extended
use of this drug for "saving lives." It is obvious that the
mainstream media has swallowed the tamoxifen-flavored Kool-Aid
... will you?
Warning: 3 Fast Food Ingredient Secrets
Natural Society - While many of us live a largely sedentary
lifestyle, the United States remains a highly mobile society,
addicted to the road and high-speed, demanding daily
schedules—hence, our addiction to fast food. The convenience of
this food, however, comes at a high price belying its reputation
as the food of the masses. The ingredients in these foods,
unfortunately, make the exchange little more than murder.
Ketogenic Diet - New Discovery Sheds Light on Protecting Cells
Natural Society - In past eras, the ketogenic diet was used to
treat epilepsy and control seizures, requiring periods of
fasting to produce what we now know as ketones, a by-product of
metabolism. One ketone body, β-hydroxybutyrate (βOHB), was found
by Gladstone scientist to protect cells from the oxidative
stress cells experience when toxins—from our environment as well
as from our own cellular activity—build up in the body.
How We Are All Eating Questionable Nanotechnology
Natural Society - What few tests have been conducted on the
effects of nanoparticle ingestion have found inconclusive or
outright negative results (despite the original “good” intention
of putting nanotechnology in food, which included nutrient
delivery). To the contrary, one Cornell study published in
Nature has found that chickens fed nanoparticles with their feed
experienced varied iron absorption (blocked or improved,
depending on dosage) and intestinal villi changes. Even Dr.
Gretchen Mahler, Ph.D., of the study says that “the human
response, especially the more subtle effects related to chronic
exposure, is not always known.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Let Them Eat Grass - The Food Freedom Revolution - First 8
minutes of a new documentary
TV.Natural News - Do you feel and think that governments have
the right to deprive us of our Constitutional right to grow,
have and eat healthy food? Do you agree that they can force you
and me to eat toxically-produced pseudo food that will
eventually collect in our bodies and cause disease in most of
us? We at Right To Choose Healthy Food work hard to preserve our
Constitutional rights to healthy food. We do what we can to stop
government actors including politicians and judges in the
pockets of big agriculture and the processed-food industries
from eliminating family farmers. The Vernon Hershberger family
YouTube: An 8-Year-Old Earl Scruggs
Another bedroom practice of Earl Scruggs's Flint Hill Special.
Brothers Jonny Mizzone age 8 on banjo, Robbie Mizzone age 12 on
fiddle, and Tommy Mizzone age 13 on guitar.
in History - Wednesday - December 12, 2012
1787 - Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S.
1792 - In Vienna, 22-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven received one of his
first lessons in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn.
1800 - Washington, DC, was established as the capital of the United
1870 - Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black
lawmaker to be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
1899 - George Grant patented the wooden golf tee.
1900 - Charles M. Schwab formed the United States Steel Corporation.
1901 - The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic was picked up near
St. John's Newfoundland, by inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
1912 - The Mother's Day International Association was incorporated with
the purpose of furthering meaningful observations of Mother's Day.
1917 - Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town in Nebraska. The farm
village was for wayward boys. In 1979 it was opened to girls.
1925 - The "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opened in San Luis
1937 - Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat "Panay" on China's
Yangtze River. Japan apologized for the attack, and paid $2.2 million in
1951 - The U.S. Navy Department announced that the world's first nuclear
powered submarine would become the sixth ship to bear the name Nautilus.
1955 - It was announced that the Ford Foundation gave $500,000,000 to
private hospitals, colleges and medical schools.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to a charge of trying to kill U.S.
President Ford in San Francisco the previous September.
1983 - Car bombs were set off in front of the French and U.S. embassies
in Kuwait City. Shiite extremists were responsible for the five deaths
and 86 wounded. Total of five bombs went off in different locations.
1985 - 248 American soldiers and eight crewmembers were killed when an
Arrow Air charter crashed in Gander, Newfoundland after takeoff.
1989 - Britain forcibly removed 51 Vietnamese from Hong Kong and
returned them to their homeland.
1994 - The Brazilian Supreme Court acquitted former President Fernando
Collor de Mello of corruption charges that had forced him to resign in
1995 - The U.S. Senate stopped a constitutional amendment giving
Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of desecration
against the American flag.
1997 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered Microsoft to sell its
Internet browser separately from its Windows operating system to prevent
it from building a monopoly of Web access programs.
1998 - The House Judiciary Committee rejected censure, and approved the
final article of impeachment against U.S. President Clinton. The case
was submitted to the full House for a verdict.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court found that the recount ordered by the
Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was
unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the election to
Texas Gov. George W. Bush the next day.
2000 - Timothy McVeigh, over the objections of his lawyers, abandoned
his final round of appeals and asked that his execution be set within
120 days. McVeigh was convicted of the April 1995 truck bombing of the
Alfred P. Murrah Fedal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, that killed 168
and injured 500.
2000 - The Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodriguez to a record breaking
10-year, $252 million contract. The contract amount broke all major
league baseball records and all professional sports records.
2001 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would
implement minimum federal election standards and provide funding to help
states modernize their voting systems.
2002 - North Korea announced that it would reactivate a nuclear power
plant that U.S. officials believed was being used to develop weapons.
Secret Meeting in London: Plotting to Wage War on Syria without UN
globalresearch.ca - Today’s (London) Independent cover story reports
the: “plan for (the) international coalition to provide air and naval
support, plus military training for the opposition”, commenting that
:“Western intervention is now deemed necessary as civil war has reached
‘tipping point’ “ and of course: “Britain, France and US agree ‘no boots
on the ground.’
Russia slams US for recognizing Syrian opposition
Press TV - Russia lashed out at the United States on Wednesday for
recognizing an opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of
the Syrian people, saying it ran against agreements to seek political
transition in the Middle Eastern nation. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
said he was surprised by the move and that it appeared the United States
was betting on "armed victory" of the opposition over Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad's government. "This contradicts the agreements set in
the Geneva communique that proposes the start of all-Syrian dialogue
between the representatives named by the government on the one side and
the opposition on the other," Lavrov said.
Rivals to talk unity as Egypt shakes in referendum fever
RT - The Egyptian military are to hold unity talks between political
rivals to discuss ways of calming tensions in the country. President
Mohamed Morsi is pushing for a controversial referendum vote despite a
judicial boycott and opposition rallies. The unity talks on Wednesday
evening will not to touch upon politics or the contentious referendum on
a recent draft constitution, the country's top brass says. Morsi and his
supporters said they would attend the meeting. Leading members of
Egypt's opposition, including Mohamed ElBaradei, Amr Moussa, and Hamdeen
Sabahy, will also take part in the talks.
VIDEO: Egyptian protesters break through barricades outside Morsi’s
RT - Protesters have breached barricades outside Egyptian President
Mohamed Morsi’s palace as both supporters and opponents of the president
gather throughout Cairo for rival rallies over a disputed draft
constitution.... At the same time, up to ten thousand of President
Morsi’s supporters also gathered in front of Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque in
Cairo's Heliopolis, some four kilometers away from the presidential
palace and a rallying spot for anti-Morsi protesters. Protesters
cheering for the constitution blocked off one of the two roads near
where the mosque is located.
France urges foreign military intervention in Mali after PM arrest
RT - France has urged rapid foreign military intervention in Mali after
the country's prime minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, was arrested and
ordered to resign. Mali's president is expected to name a new prime
minister later Tuesday. Diarra addressed the nation on television hours
after soldiers loyal to Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who led a recent coup,
arrested him. The soldiers ordered Diarra to resign because he "doesn't
get along" with Sanogo, a spokesman for the military junta told AP.
North Korea launches long-range missile
RT - North Korea launched a long-range rocket Wednesday morning despite
international opposition and growing tensions in the region. The missile
reportedly crashed into the Pacific. South Korea’s president has called
an emergency meeting over the issue. The launch was confirmed by
officials at South Korean Defense Ministry and its Joint Chiefs of
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Syrian Rebels Pledge Allegiance to Al-Qaeda Group That Killed
Paul Joseph Watson - A new petition posted on the ‘We The
People’ section of the WhiteHouse.gov website demands that the
Obama administration cease all funding and support for
terrorists and extremist rebels in Syria, as news emerges of 29
different Syrian rebel groups pledging allegiance to the
Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front, a group responsible for killing
U.S. troops in Iraq and one that is currently the primary
fighting force in the NATO-backed bid to topple President Bashar
'More than one shooter' on scene at Oregon mall - Reports
legitgov.org - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon shopping mall
outside of Portland on Tuesday and multiple people were believed
to have been shot and wounded, authorities said. The gunman
remained at large at the Clackamas Town Center near the Portland
suburb of Happy Valley, said Steve Campbell, spokesman for the
city. "There is an active shooter at the Clackamas Town Center,"
* Related Article/Video:
Three people dead in Oregon mall shooting spree, including
Sex charges rock Purpose Driven ‘healthy church’
WND - Pastor Dale Lee McFarland was an up-and-coming star in the
“Purpose Driven Church” movement, having left his position as a
Microsoft executive to launch a thriving megachurch in Arizona
and travel the world with evangelical superstar Rick Warren to
train others in the methods of “The Purpose Driven Life.”
McFarland’s congregation, Radiant Church in Surprise, Ariz., had
even boasted of receiving the Church Health Award from Purpose
Driven Ministries and had grown to be one of the largest
Assemblies of God churches in the country. But earlier this
year, a couple in the church filed a lawsuit, Courthouse News
reports, alleging McFarland told the wife to have sex with him
with “God’s approval” and divorce her husband.
US officially designates key Syrian opposition group as al-Qaeda
RT - The US Department of State has declared the Syrian rebel
group al-Nusra Front a terrorist organization, despite the
group’s success in effectively fighting the Assad regime and
protecting rebel strongholds. The rebel group was blacklisted
for alleged links it has to Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). US officials
have expressed concern that al-Qaeda loyalists and radical
Islamists are planning on taking control of the opposition
movement and influencing the post-Assad political state if the
Israel spends $647 million to load up on US munitions following
RT - The Pentagon has approved a deal to supply 6,900 precision
bomb kits to replenish Israel’s weapons stockpiles, diminished
by the recent war against Hamas in Gaza. The contract is valued
at $647 million. “The United States is committed to the security
of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist
Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense
capability,” the Pentagon said in a statement. The deal is
expected to sail through formal approval by legislators.
Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Still Need Assistance
NY Times - As President Obama considers how quickly to withdraw
the remaining 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan and turn
over the war to Afghan security forces, a bleak new Pentagon
report has found that only one of the Afghan National Army’s 23
brigades is able to operate independently without air or other
military support from the United States and NATO partners.
Senate kills Pentagon's 'alternative CIA'
RT - The US Senate Armed Services Committee has halted the
Pentagon’s request to send overseas more spies from the DoD’s
Defense Intelligence Agency. In a surprise addition made last
week to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
2013, or NDAA, members of the Senate added a provision to the
annual Pentagon spending bill that disrupts recently announced
plans to put clandestine officers from the Department of
Defense’s DIA overseas.
VIDEO: U.S. appeals court strikes down state's concealed-carry
NBC Chicago - The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary
citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling
issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put
their own version of the law in place. In a 2-1 decision that is
a major victory for the National Rifle Association, the U.S.
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state’s ban on
carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional.... David Sigale,
an attorney who represented the Second Amendment Foundation in
the lawsuit, called the decision by the appeals court in Chicago
VIDEO: Four WV homes gone Tuesday after a massive explosion
12160.info - Four homes went up in flames and collapsed in
charred heaps Tuesday after a natural gas line exploded in an
inferno that raged for at least an hour, melting guardrails and
pavement on a swath of Interstate 77. Five other homes had
extensive external damage, and several people were treated for
smoke inhalation, but authorities said there were no fatalities
and all residents had been accounted for.... Guardrails melted,
utility poles burned, an ordinarily reflective green interstate
sign was burned down to white metal and the blast blew a huge
hole in the road, throwing dirt, rocks and debris across the
interstate. "Even the hillside was on fire," [Gov.]Tomblin
said.... Federal and state investigators are now trying to
determine the cause.
Obamacare just raised your health care premium by $63
hotair.com - Among the regulations being rushed out the door by
the Department of Health and Human Services 32 months after
Obamacare passed is a requirement that every plan in America be
subject to a $63 fee. That $63 is part of a fund to subsidize
people with pre-existing conditions, who are more expensive to
cover but whose costs must be transferred to healthier
individuals in the new system.... But don’t worry. It’s
temporary. The fee starts at $63 in 2014 and it gets lower every
year until it’s phased out in 2017 because, obviously, people
with pre-existing conditions will stop costing more money after
10 Signs We Live in a False Economy
Activist Post - It's time to admit that we live in a false
economy. Smoke and mirrors are used to make us believe the
economy is real, but it's all an elaborate illusion.
12,000 hold demo against anti-union state law in Michigan
Press TV - On Tuesday, demonstrators gathered inside and outside
the state Capitol building in Lansing before the Republican-led
House passed the bill that would ban workplace rules that make
union membership a condition of employment for government
workers.... Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will now sign the
so-called “right-to-work” bill into law on Wednesday that would
make Michigan the 24th state with “right-to-work” laws, which
prohibit unions from establishing a "closed shop" requiring
employees to join unions and contribute dues.
National Intelligence Council Report: Only Globalization Will
Save the Future
Activist Post - In a new report entitled “Global Trends 2030:
Alternative Worlds”, the National Intelligence Council (NIC)
says that due to global economic changes, shifting in
investments and the sudden rise of other nations to buck the US
as the world’s superpower, the balance of “megatrends” in
sovereign countries is transforming the world. Intelligence
agencies in the US consulted with private corporations,
academia, think-tanks, those of political influence and leaders
in 14 countries; as well as the European Union. Global dominance
is leaving American shores for other world leaders to come and
claim their possible rise to power
FedEx Overcharged Customers for Years, Sealed E-Mail Says
Bloomberg - FedEx Corp. (FDX) has been “systematically
overcharging” customers by billing businesses and government
offices at higher residential rates, a company sales executive
said in an internal e-mail unsealed in a lawsuit.... The e-mails
were unsealed yesterday in a class-action, or group, lawsuit
claiming FedEx Corp. and FedEx Corporate Services Inc.
overcharged commercial and government customers as much as $3
each for millions of packages delivered. The plaintiffs, who
claim violations of federal civil racketeering laws, seek three
times the amount of the alleged overcharges in their lawsuit.
15 Signs That The Economy Is Rapidly Getting Worse As We Head
Economic Collapse - How can the mainstream media claim that the
U.S. economy is "improving" when it is painfully obvious to
anyone with a brain that the middle class is being absolutely
Epidemiologist Confirms Serious Outbreak of Chicken Pox, 97
Percent Who Were Vaccinated
wakingtimes.com - A county in the western part of Indiana is the
site of the nation’s largest current chickenpox outbreak,
according to news reports. An epidemiologist has confirmed that
out of the cases analyzed, 97 percent of the children were
vaccinated. “Vigo County usually has less than 10 cases a year;
however, since the end of September, Vigo County has reported 84
cases which would meet the definition of an unusual occurrence
of disease,” Dr. Joan Duwve, M.D., of the Indiana State
Department of Health, told the Tribune-Star.... To cover-up the
wild increase for the disease, public health officials are
blaming one unvaccinated child as the cause despite 97 percent
of vaccinated children contracting chicken pox. More than 85
percent of those vaccinated received FULL VACCINATIONS.
Low-level pesticide exposure damages cognitive ability
(NaturalNews) Even low-level exposure to a widely used group of
pesticides can produce long-term damage to cognitive abilities,
according to a study conducted by researchers from University
College London and the Open University and published...
Hypoglycemia is controllable
(NaturalNews) Hypoglycemia is probably one of the most
widespread disorders in America and the civilized nations today.
It is not a disease as such, but rather a symptom that arises
from a wide range of hormonal abnormalities and imbalances
reflecting the irregular function of many glands and organs.
Federal court says free speech protection applies to Big Pharma
drugs, but not nutritional supplements
(NaturalNews) Even low-level exposure to a widely used group of
pesticides can produce long-term damage to cognitive abilities,
according to a study conducted by researchers from University
College London and the Open University and published in the
journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology.
Five superfoods that will heal your gut
(NaturalNews) The root of good and bad health resides in the
gut. This is a centuries old maxim of both Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) and India's Ayurvedic medical practices. Over the
last few decades, renegade MD's, holistic practitioners,
chiropractors, and alternative health nutritionists have
realized this basic truth as well. This ancient health maxim has
even been determined to affect mental health, where the gut is
tagged as a second brain.
Brew up a wealth of healthful benefit with chai tea
(NaturalNews) Chai is unique in its complexity of flavor and
nutritional bounty. Cinnamon, ginger, clove and anise are the
main spicy stars of the tea, although variations can be found it
different regions throughout India. Each spice carries its own
distinctive health enriching qualities....
The ultimate diet and cancer prevention program has arrived
(NaturalHealth365) Ancient wisdom and medicine can offer many
cancer solutions. Let’s look at a cuisine that’s been popular in
South India for the last 5,000 years – the Ayurvedic tradition.
They use a seasoning blend that is composed of herbs, spices,
and vegetables and referred to as “masala”. You’re probably well
aware of the taste of hot curry powder. A basic masala is made
with turmeric, peppercorns, cumin seeds, chili pods, mustard,
fenugreek, coriander seeds, and curry leaves. Turmeric, which is
a ginger-like root, contains within it a very powerful coloring
agent that will stain almost anything yellow – it’s called
Codex Committee: “You Can’t Tell People that Food Prevents
Alliance for Natural Health - As we discussed last week, ANH-USA
attended the international Codex Committee on Nutrition and
Foods for Special Dietary Uses, which met last week in Germany.
Our executive director, Gretchen DuBeau, reports that the
committee made a number of decisions that may well affect
natural health in the US.... One of the most significant
outcomes from this meeting would have the effect of squelching
free speech even further. In relation to principles underlying
food fortification for the prevention of diet-related illness,
the committee members emphasized that language indicating that
food prevents disease is forbidden and they are opposed to
claims that may “mislead”—even if the claim is true.
Strep Throat Treatment - How to Treat Strep Throat Naturally
Natural Society - Want to know how to treat strep throat
naturally? Most people use antibiotics for strep throat
treatment, but natural solutions do exist.
Lemon peels help fight cancer
(NaturalHealth365) Lemons peels have an enormous amount of
health benefits, including the ability to boost your immune
system; lower cholesterol and, even, help to prevent cancer.
Often overlooked, lemon peels offer anti-microbial protection
against bacterial (and fungal) infections – helping the body to
eliminate internal parasites and worms.
VIDEO: Anti-GMO Consumers Won't Forgive Cheerios - Cheerios
Activist Post - It's been over a week since Cheerios had to
remove a Pinterest App that actually exposed them for containing
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), being pro-GMO and for
*General Mills' funding over $1 million to "No on Proposition
37." Consumers are still slamming Cheerios' Facebook page in
their "Recent Posts by Others" section. Actually, thousands of
angry comments are now visible on the "face" of their page as
well their other sections for comments. But that's not all...
You can now get sent to court for sharing a link
Refreshing News Blog - You now can get hauled into federal court
in the United States for sharing a link in a chat room,
apparently. Barrett Brown, the journalist covering
Anonymous-related activities for news outlets like The Guardian,
was charged late Friday with 12 charges including linking,
identity theft and fraud related to the Stratfor Global
Nano-Tech Gone Wild: Bill Gates Funds Development of Cloth That
Delivers Contraceptive and HIV Drugs
wakingtimes.com - A University of Washington team has developed
a platform they say simultaneously offers contraception and
prevents HIV. Electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized
fibers can dissolve to release drugs, providing a platform for
cheap medical use. The research was published this week in the
Public Library of Science’s open-access journal PLoS One. The
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last month awarded the UW
researchers almost $1 million to pursue the technology.
Mozilla rallies for opposition against secret Internet treaty
RT - Mozilla, the makers of the highly successful Firefox Web
browser for Macs, PCs and smart phones, have come out to condemn
a top-secret meeting in Dubai this week that could lead to
changes with how the world is wired to the Internet. The details
of the closed-door discussions being held between members of the
United Nation’s World Conference on International
Telecommunications (WCIT) this week in the United Arab Emirates
remains a secret, and that’s exactly why Mozilla is speaking up.
Monsanto.com Targeted by Internet Hackers Known as 'Anonymous'
Natural Society - Anonymous, a group who has temporarily shut
down FBI and Justice Department websites, have targeted biotech
company website Monsanto.com in the past.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Big Agriculture creating new generation of antibiotic-resistant
(NaturalNews) A group of Canadian and French scientists have
uncovered more evidence that prolific use of antibiotics in
animal agriculture is contributing to the development of
drug-resistant "superbugs," in a study published in Journal of
Environmental Quality and funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada.... Now, researchers have found a species of bacteria
that eats antibiotics for food. "I think it's kind of a game
changer in terms of how we think about our environment and
antibiotic resistance," Topp said.
Essential Oils for Controlling Insect Pests
Green Med Info - Research into the effectiveness of plant
essential oils as botanical pesticides continues and is being
confirmed. Several products have been formulated and
commercialized. In the US, these products bypass the regulatory
control of scheduled poisons or registered pesticides as they
are considered food safe products.
in History - Tuesday - December 11, 2012
1792 - France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention, which had
replaced the National Assembly, to face charges of treason. He was
convicted and condemned and was sent to the guillotine the following
1816 - Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th American state.
1844 - Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to have a tooth
extracted after receiving an anesthetic for the dental procedure.
Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, was the anesthetic.
1872 - Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became America's first black
governor when he took office as acting governor of Louisiana.
1928 - In Buenos Aires, police thwarted an attempt on the life of
President-elect Herbert Hoover.
1930 - The Bank of the United States in New York failed.
1937 - The Fascist Council in Rome, withdrew Italy from the League of
1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. The U.S. in
turn declared war on the two countries.
1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) was established by the U.N. General Assembly. The fund provides
relief to children in countries devastated by war.
1961 - The first direct American military support for South Vietnam
occurred when a U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived
1967 - The prototype of the Concorde was shown for the first time in
1973 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Czech Prime Minister
Lubomir Strougal formally nullified the 1938 Munich pact when they
signed a treaty sanctioning Hitler's seizure of Czechoslovakia's
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law legislation creating
$1.6 billion environmental "superfund" that would be used to pay for
cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.
1985 - General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3
billion. Also included in the deal was NBC Radio and Television.
1991 - Salman Rushdie, under an Islamic death sentence for blasphemy,
made his first public appearance since 1989 in New York, at a dinner
marking the 200th anniversary of the First Amendment (which guarantees
freedom of speech in the U.S.).
1994 - The world's largest free trade zone was created when leaders of
34 Western Hemisphere nations signed a free-trade declaration known as
"The Miami Process."
1997 - More than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in
Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth's "greenhouse gases."
1998 - The Mars Climate Orbiter blasted off on a nine-month journey to
the Red Planet. However, the probe disappeared in September of 1999,
apparently destroyed because scientists had failed to convert English
measures to metric values.
1998 - Majority Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee pushed
through three articles of impeachment against U.S. President Clinton.
2001 - U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft announced the first federal
indictment directly related to the terrorist attacks on the United
States on September 11,
2001 - It was announced that U.S. President George W. Bush would
withdraw the U.S. from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with
2001 - Federal agents seized computers in 27 U.S. cities as part of
"Operation Buccaneer." The raids were used to gain evidence against an
international software piracy ring.
Israel Used Depleted Uranium Munitions During Gaza Offensive
Richard Silverstein - I'm beginning to read reports from Gaza that
indicate that the IDF may've used depleted uranium munitions during its
recent assault. A local journalist writes in Electronic Intifada about
the grotesque forms of some of the victims' wounds. He (incorrectly, I
believe) associates them with chemical weapons like white phosphorus...
Israel behind bogus Iran nuclear data leak says reports
RT - Israel may be behind a series of leaks implicating Iran in nuclear
weapons experiments, Western diplomats say, stressing that in doing so
Tel Aviv could have compromised the ongoing UN investigation into
Tehran's nuclear activities and ambitions. In its efforts to raise
international pressure on Tehran, Israel supposedly carried out leaks of
several documents from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
investigation, The Guardian reported on Monday citing Western diplomats.
Iran launches 2nd phase of largest Mideast combined cycle power plant
Press TV - Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has inaugurated the
second phase of the largest combined cycle power plant in the Middle
East.... The plant will provide 50 percent of the electricity needs of
the three Iranian provinces of Tehran, Qom and Alborz.
Ecuador may consider political asylum for Syria’s Assad
RT - After granting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum,
Ecuador may consider doing the same for embattled Syrian President
Bashar Assad and his inner circle, if he asks for it. Speaking to
Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa
said, “Any person who requests asylum in Ecuador, we will consider as a
human being whose basic rights we must respect.” “We would analyze such
a request with all responsibility,” he added.
Google parks $10 billion in Bermuda, avoiding $2 billion in taxes
RT - Google reportedly avoided another $2 billion in taxes thanks to
outsourced banking, which has already dubbed "immoral" and an
"embarrassment" in media as austerity budgets reshape Europeans' lives.
The California-based Internet giant shifted $9.8 billion in revenues
into a no-tax Bermuda company, cutting its overall income tax rate
almost by half, Bloomberg cites the company's subsidiary financials as
showing. Information disclosed on the increase in Google’s revenues
routed to Bermuda could add fuel to the outrage spreading across Europe
and the US over corporate tax dodging, the agency reports.
Israel tanks, bulldozers enter Gaza in 1st post-truce incursion
Press TV - Local sources reported on Monday that the Israeli army tanks
and bulldozers launched the brief intrusion into the eastern city of
Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. The Tel Aviv regime’s recent incursion of
the coastal enclave comes for the first time after an Egypt-mediated
cease-fire put an end to Israel’s deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip on
November 21. Israeli military has already breached the truce deal on
VIDEO: Syria Government: USA May Be Trying To Frame Us Over Chemical
Steve Watson - The Syrian regime has written to the UN, warning that it
believes the US may attempt to frame it by alleging that it has used
chemical weapons on so called “rebels”, as well as innocent civilians.
“The U.S. administration has consistently worked over the past year to
launch a campaign of allegations on the possibility that Syria could use
chemical weapons during the current crisis,” a letter penned to U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the Syrian Foreign Ministry states. The
letter was one of a series sent to the UN head according to the
state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.
Russia’s Lower House to consider US citizens’ blacklist
RT - Russian State Duma is due to approve the draft law targeting US
citizens involved in Human Rights violations, which is seen as a
response to the so called ‘Magnitsky Bill’ approved by the Senate last
week. The document was developed jointly by all the parliamentary
parties and it could be approved at the first reading as early as
Tuesday. The current version does not contain a list of particular
names, but simply provides for sanctions against US citizens who had
violated the rights of Russians, in particular adopted Russian children.
US detained hundreds of Afghan teenagers
RT - The US military said it has captured more than 200 Afghan
juveniles, whose average age is 16, and held them prisoner for about one
year without charging them for any crimes. A report to the UN Committee
on the Rights of the Child said that more than 200 detainees under the
age of 18 were held at a military prison at the Detention Facility in
Parwan for being characterized as “enemy combatants”. The teens had not
been charged with any crimes, but were each held for an average of one
year for the sole purpose of preventing “a combatant from returning to
the battlefield”, the report said.
US military facing fresh questions over targeting of children in
Guardian - The US military is facing fresh questions over its targeting
policy in Afghanistan after a senior army officer suggested that troops
were on the lookout for "children with potential hostile intent". In
comments which legal experts and campaigners described as "deeply
troubling", army Lt Col Marion Carrington told the Marine Corp Times
that children, as well as "military-age males", had been identified as a
potential threat because some were being used by the Taliban to assist
in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
German security personnel strike hits airports nationwide
RT - Thousands of passengers were affected by a short-notice strike at
ten airports across Germany, as 1,000 security staff demand better
working conditions. The action started on Monday morning and lasted for
several hours. The strike, organized by the trade union ver.di, which
represents about 15,000 security personnel at German airports, brought
disruption to daily operations. "We're aiming to hit the employers,
which is why the strike was called on short notice," Deutsche Welle’s
website quotes ver.di’s spokesman Christoph Schmitz as saying.
Japan may scrap nuclear plant sited over active seismic fault
straitstimes.com - Geologists said on Monday a Japanese nuclear plant
may be sited over an active seismic fault, indicating that it will
probably be scrapped. All five experts tasked by the Nuclear Regulation
Authority (NRA) with investigating the tectonic situation underneath
Tsuruga plant in Fukui prefecture said it showed signs of geologically
recent movement. Under government guidelines, atomic installations
cannot be sited on a fault - the meeting place of two or more of the
plates that make up the earth's crust - if it is still classed as
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting
Insiders plans to destroy America
Next-gen US drone: now equipped with ‘death ray’ laser
RT - The next generation of military drones, unveiled by a
leading US manufacturer, will not just carry a limited supply of
rockets – but will likely be fitted with an ultra-light laser,
capable of repeatedly destroying objects at the speed of
light.... Over the past four years, the Defense Advance Research
Project Agency (DARPA) has given contractor General Atomics over
$60 million to develop and then scale HELLADS – a powerful 150
kW ray with a difference.
Too fat to serve: US army gives tons of overweight soldiers the
RT - Fifteen times more troops were discharged from the US Army
this year due to obesity than five years prior. With scores of
recruits unfit to serve due to the extra pounds, the country’s
top brass have deemed it a national security concern. The
American Army is discharging servicemen in an attempt to cut its
budget, and the first to be given their walking papers are those
who have failed fitness tests because of obesity. During the
last 10 months alone, 1,625 troops were dismissed from the US
army due to being overweight, the Washington Post reported.
Powerful new film coming soon: American Empire
When American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness premiered
in October at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, it received instant
accolades as "the most controversial movie of the year...and
quite possibly the decade" from Screen Daily. The movie critic
magazine went on to describe the film as "a gripping provocative
analysis of the current state of the U.S.," and a production
that "clearly and concisely presents unpalatable facts."
US Air Force developing stealth drones in secret says report
Press TV - The U.S. Air Force is on track to expand its
multi-million dollar drone fleet with evidence emerging that new
stealth drones are under development by Lockheed Martin and
Northrop Grumman on classified funds. Bill Sweetman of the
Aviation Week & Space Technology has gathered evidence of new
stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that would potentially
be armed. This new generation of drones, if successfully
engineered, will pale the widely-used Predator and Reaper drones
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 12/10/12: The Secret
Military Expands: A More Deadly and Disturbing Phase in the War
Earlier this month we learned that the Obama Administration is
significantly expanding the number of covert Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA) agents overseas. From just a few
hundred DIA agents overseas today, the administration intends to
eventually deploy some 1,600 covert agents. The nature of their
work will also shift, away from intelligence collection and more
toward covert actions. This move signals a major change in how
the administration intends to conduct military and paramilitary
operations overseas. Unfortunately it is not a shift toward
peace, but rather to an even more deadly and disturbing phase in
the "war on terror."
10 Reasons Why It’s Not The End of the World As We Know It
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - Despite the fact that there
are innumerable genuine crises and real economic problems all
over the world for which people should be making serious
preparations, manufactured hysteria surrounding supposed Mayan
prophecies about the end of the world on December 21 has
dominated the headlines and stoked panic amongst significant
numbers of people. Here are ten reasons that suggest December
21st will not herald the end of the world as we know it.
US indicts HSBC in money-laundering case
Press TV - State and federal authorities decided against
indicting HSBC in a money-laundering case over concerns that
criminal charges could jeopardize one of the world’s largest
banks and ultimately destabilize the global financial system.
Instead, authorities on Tuesday are expected to announce a
record $1.9 billion settlement with the bank, according to law
enforcement officials briefed on the matter. The bank, which is
based in Britain, faces accusations that it transferred billions
of dollars for Iran and enabled Mexican drug cartels to move
money illegally through its American subsidiaries.
Defense contractors seek fiscal cliff relief, budget-busting tax
breaks at same time
Press TV - The dangers of sequestration are by now well
understood, with more than 2 million jobs hanging in the balance
and the Joint Chiefs warning of severe damage to America's
security,".... Less understood is the role the industry has
played in pushing the country to the economic precipice. For
years, these companies have lobbied for -- and won -- lucrative
tax breaks that have cost the government billions of dollars.
Even now, their lobbyists are pushing for an extension of a
break that allows some companies to avoid paying taxes on some
income earned overseas.
Rick Santelli: Heads Up Middle Class! "All They're After Isn't
Fixing The Economy, It's Your Bucks"
CNBC News Dec 10, 2012.
Californians could face ‘double taxation’ with state, federal
Daily Caller - Last month, environmentalists cheered as
California launched a cap-and-trade program, but talks of a
federal carbon tax raised concerns about double taxation. The
San Francisco Chronicle reports that while the chances of a
federal tax on carbon emissions being adopted are still remote,
California state officials are worried enough to have started
discussing the prospect.
Toothpaste Containing 5,000% More IQ-Crushing Fluoride than
Water - Doctor Recommended
Natural Society - Fluoride exposure at typical water
fluoridation levels is known to decrease IQ across the board and
leading medical heads have confirmed it is fueling cancer and
other disease as well, but what about fluoride levels around
5,000 times that found in most drinking water? With one of the
most popular doctor recommended ‘extra fluoride’ toothpaste
brands by Colgate, you get a massive sodium fluoride blast of
5,000 PPM — around a 5,000 times increase from the average water
fluoridation levels of .07 to 1 PPM.
Health Benefits of Thyme: Medicinal Uses of a Favorite Herb
Natural Society - The aromatic thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) plant is
a perennial and woody shrub harnessing square stems and
attractive flowers. A member of the mint family, thyme is an
herb that originates in the Mediterranean basin and has a number
of varieties, each with its own distinctive oil composition.
Thyme is a powerful herb, popular in aromatherapy – so it must
be used with caution and care. Do know, though, that the health
benefits of thyme are very real.
Ginkgo biloba treats Alzheimer's symptoms and improves mental
function in healthy individuals
(NaturalNews) Various studies and clinical trials have been
conducted testing the efficacy of ginkgo as a treatment for
Alzheimer's disease. Although it can be difficult to quantify
the effects of any form of treatment on a diseases like
Alzheimer's or dementia, ginkgo has proven to be useful....
Ginkgo may also be effective in treating and improving other
conditions including intermittent claudication, tinnitus,
macular degeneration, glaucoma and erectile dysfunction.
Antidepressant Use and Breast Cancer: Exploring a New Threat
Natural Society - Research has found a suspicious link between
the use of anti-depressant medication and some very unpleasant
side effects including headaches, stomach aches, nervousness,
increased risk of miscarriage, autism and suicidal thoughts. But
that’s not all. With results from 61 different studies,
researchers are once again pointing a finger at
anti-depressants. This time, they are saying that women who take
a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant
are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Antidepressant Paxil linked to man's suicide, jury awards $1.5
million in malpractice case
(NaturalNews) The family of a 51-year-old father, teacher, and
basketball coach who committed suicide back in 2009 has been
awarded $1.5 million in a landmark malpractice case that
highlights the incredible dangers associated with antidepressant
drugs. As reported by The Post Standard, a Supreme Court jury in
New York recently found that Joseph Mazella had been improperly
and negligently prescribed a deadly combination of the
antidepressant drug Paxil (paroxetine) and the antipsychotic
drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) by his physician, Dr. William Beals,
which triggered a rapid mental downfall that led to Joseph
eventually taking his own life.
5 Strange (but True) Health Tips
Natural Society - Big Pharma and conventional medicine have made
us accustomed to reaching for an over-the-counter drug when we
experience an itch or ache. Nature’s medicine cabinet, however,
is bursting with healthier and less expensive remedies. Here are
5 strange but true health tips you might not know about.
New Neurological Disorder Is Caused by Common Vaccine Adjuvant
Gaia Health - A new neurological disease, which is almost
certainly caused by aluminum adjuvants in vaccines, is
characterized by severe muscle and joint pain, inflammation with
fever, and debilitating fatigue. Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF),
which is similar to, but diagnostically distinct from,
fibromyalgia was first identified in 1993. Because adjuvant
aluminum is the probable cause of MMF, some researchers have
suggested that it may also be the cause of fibromyalgia.
Research Shows Muscle Building Slashes Diabetes Risk
Natural Society - Researchers at UCLA investigated the
relationship between the comparison of muscle mass to overall
body weight and the impact that this had on insulin resistance.
With controls in place for age, race and other factors, the
study indicated that insulin resistance was cut by 11% and the
risk of type-2 diabetes by 12% for each 10% increase in the
skeletal muscle index (the ratio of muscle mass to total body
weight). These findings demonstrate the necessity of considering
muscle mass along with other risk factors such as waist
circumference and body mass index when considering overall
Ginger Relieves Muscle Pain from Your Workout
Green Med Info - Many a mother has given her child ginger ale
for an upset stomach. It makes sense because for thousands of
years, ginger has been used as a medicine in the treatment of
nausea. But ginger has many more medicinal properties. One study
recently published in The Journal of Pain, finds that daily
doses of ginger are effective for relieving muscle pain
following strenuous exercise.
Cell Phone To See Through Walls, Everyone Can Be A Secret Agent
Before It's News - Soon there may be a cellphone that can see
though walls and into other objects as Caltech engineers have
made tiny, low-cost terahertz imager chips that could be
incorporated into cellphone cameras.... Sound far-fetched? In
fact it is a real possibility, thanks to tiny inexpensive
silicon microchips developed by a pair of electrical engineers
at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The chips
generate and radiate high-frequency electromagnetic waves,
called terahertz (THz) waves, that fall into a largely untapped
region of the electromagnetic spectrum—between microwaves and
far-infrared radiation—and that can penetrate a host of
materials without the ionizing damage of X-rays.
Space militarization: Coming to a galaxy near you
RT - The United States is moving toward the militarization of
space and this will change the face of war in the near future,
an academician with the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences
has warned.... The US has published tactical guidelines over the
past three years on the use of force in outer space, while
systems that may be used as orbiting weapons are undergoing
rigorous test flights, said Yuri Zaitsev, Academic Advisor with
the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains
Scientific American - The physical connection between mother and
fetus is provided by the placenta, an organ, built of cells from
both the mother and fetus, which serves as a conduit for the
exchange of nutrients, gasses, and wastes. Cells may migrate
through the placenta between the mother and the fetus, taking up
residence in many organs of the body including the lung, thyroid
muscle, liver, heart, kidney and skin. These may have a broad
range of impacts, from tissue repair and cancer prevention to
sparking immune disorders.
Claudia’s Cuisine Voluntary Product Withdrawal
Susan Thixton - Claudia’s Cuisine has issued a voluntary product
withdrawal on Dog Candy Fruit Hound Cake (7.5oz) and Dog Candy
Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5oz). No other products have been
impacted. These products are being voluntarily withdrawn due to
the potential to contain mold.,,, Note: This dog treat is sold
at Petsmart. I could find no notice on the Petsmart website of
the recall, however Petsmart did send it out to their email
VIDEO: How to Recognize Reverse Sneezing in Your Pet
Dr. Becker - To the untrained eye, this harmless respiratory
event can mimic a life-threatening condition... Learn to tell
the difference between an episode of reverse sneezing and a
serious health concern.
in History - Monday - December 10, 2012
1817 - Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th American state.
1869 - Women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory.
1898 - A treaty was signed in Paris that officially ended the
Spanish-American War. Also, Cuba became independent of Spain.
1901 - The first Nobel prizes were awarded.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the
1931 - Jane Addams became a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she
was the first American woman to do so.
1941 - Japan invaded the Philippines.
1941 - The Royal Naval battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk
by Japanese aircraft in the Battle of Malaya.
1948 - The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal
Declaration on Human Rights.
1953 - Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy" magazine with an
investment of $7,600.
1958 - The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the U.S.
when 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami on a National Airlines
1964 - In Oslo, Norway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel
Peace Prize. He was the youngest person to receive the award.
1982 - The Law of the Sea Convention was signed by 118 countries in
Montego Bay, Jamaica. 23 nations and the U.S. were excluded.
1990 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Norplant, a
long-acting contraceptive implant.
1993 - The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor deployed the repaired
Hubble Space Telescope into Earth's orbit.
1994 - Advertising executive Thomas Mosser of North Caldwell, NJ, was
killed by a mail bomb that was blamed on the Unabomber.
1994 - Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel
Peace Prize. They pledged to pursue their mission of healing the Middle
1995 - The first U.S. Marines arrived in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo
to join NATO soldiers sent to enforce peace in the former Yugoslavia.
1996 - South Africa's President Mandela signed into law a new democratic
constitution, completing the country's transition from white-minority
rule to a non-racial democracy.
1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space
station 250 miles above the Earth's surface.
1998 - The Palestinian leadership scrapped constitutional clauses that
rejected Israel's existence.
1999 - After three years under suspicion of being a spy for China,
computer scientist Wen Ho Lee was arrested. He was charged with removing
secrets from the Los Alamos weapons lab. Lee later pled guilty to one
count of downloading restricted data to tape and was freed. The other 58
counts were dropped.
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld new restrictions on political
advertising in the weeks before an election. The court did strike down
two provisions of the new law that involved a ban on political
contributions from those too young to vote and a limitation on some
party spending. (McConnell v. FEC, 02-1674)2003 - The U.S. barred firms
based in certain countries, opponents of the Iraq war, from bidding on
Iraqi reconstruction projects. The ban did not prevent companies from
2007 - Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as Argentina's first elected
History of Iran: Arming Iraq: A Chronology of U.S. Involvement
Iran Chamber Society - What follows is an accurate chronology of United
States involvement in the arming of Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war
1980-88. It is a powerful indictment of the president Bush
administration attempt to sell war as a component of his war on
terrorism. It reveals US ambitions in Iraq to be just another chapter in
the attempt to regain a foothold in the Mideast following the fall of
the Shah of Iran.
Flashback: U.S. Military Sales to Iraq Raise Concerns
NY Times Dec 28, 2011 - The Obama administration is moving ahead with
the sale of nearly $11 billion worth of arms and training for the Iraqi
military despite concerns that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is
seeking to consolidate authority, create a one-party Shiite-dominated
state and abandon the American-backed power-sharing government.
‘Russia rejects foreign plans for Syria’
Press TV - The Russian foreign ministry, in a statement released on
Monday, said Moscow rejects "attempts to force prepared recipes for
socio-political development" on the Middle Eastern nation, Reuters
reported. The statement added that Russia calls for an end to fighting
and the start of talks between the Damascus government and Syrian
opposition parties. On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
expressed Moscow’s strong opposition to repetition of the Libyan
scenario in Syria, stressing that the Kremlin will not allow such a
thing to happen again.
All data on US RQ-170 drone decoded: Iranian commander
Press TV - Senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh
says all data on the US RQ-170 drone previously captured by Iran has
been decoded by the Islamic Republic.
Navy sends 2 more warships for N. Korean missile launch
Washington Times - The Navy has positioned two more warships in the
Pacific to monitor North Korea’s upcoming long-range missile launch. The
guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and the guided-missile
cruiser USS Shiloh have joined the USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald,
both guided-missile destroyers, to monitor the launch, a Navy official
US commando killed in Afghanistan rescue mission...
Breitbart - A US special forces commando was killed during a mission in
Afghanistan that succeeded in rescuing a kidnapped American doctor, the
White House said Sunday.... The US soldiers killed seven Taliban
insurgents in the pre-dawn raid Sunday, launched when intelligence
showed that the hostage, Dilip Joseph, was in "imminent danger of injury
or death", NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a
3,000 US troops secretly return to Iraq via Kuwait
Press TV - Over 3,000 US troops have secretly returned to Iraq via
Kuwait for missions pertaining to the recent developments in Syria and
northern Iraq, Press TV reports. According to our correspondent, the US
troops have secretly entered Iraq in multiple stages and are mostly
stationed at Balad military garrison in Salahuddin province and al-Asad
air base in al-Anbar province. Reports say the troops include US Army
officers and almost 17,000 more are set to secretly return to Iraq via
the same route.
VIDEO: Why Oh Why Israel?
Tim King Salem-News.com - (WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES) What possible reason
exists to justify the gaping hole Israel left in Gaza's heart? How can
pounding people into burning pools of twisted torture and grief be an
answer? What on earth justifies this violence?... Israel's aggression
toward the people of Gaza and the U.S. blessing of it proves that we are
no longer fit to continue, we might as well give up.... Tim King has
more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television
news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is
Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering
the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war
in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and
Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim
embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
VIDEO: 'Killing Palestinians is popular in Israel around election time'
RT - In an Egypt-brokered truce, both Israel and Hamas claimed victory.
But who exactly is the winner, and was Israel’s operation a success, in
a broader sense? For that, RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze talks with former
assistant US Secretary of Defense and former US ambassador to Saudi
Arabia Chas Freeman.
Egyptian opposition formally rejects constitutional referendum
RT - The Egyptian opposition has rejected a constitutional referendum
set for December 15, saying it would fail to represent all Egyptians. It
comes after President Mohamed Morsi rescinded a decree granting himself
sweeping powers. "The National Salvation Front (NSF) rejects the
referendum to be held on December 15," the powerful opposition
coalition's spokesman Hussein Abdel Ghani told a news conference. "We
are against this process from start to finish."
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Morsi to Relinquish Expanded Powers...
Report: DOD drafting plans to strike Syrian chemical weapon targets
The Hill - Senior U.S. defense officials are drafting plans for a
potential preemptive strike against government forces loyal to Syrian
President Bashar Assad, prompted by concerns over the country's chemical
weapon stockpiles. While information on the specific status of those
weapons remains extremely fluid, recent U.S. intelligence showed Assad's
forces outfitting air-to-ground bombs with sarin gas at two airfields in
Syria, according to CNN.
‘NATO plans Syria attack via Turkey’
Press TV - An Iranian lawmaker says deploying patriot missiles on the
Turkish-Syrian border is a prelude to NATO's military intervention in
Syria via Turkey. “By deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey, NATO is
trying to bring the developments in Syria under its control,” member of
the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad-Saleh
Jokar said Sunday. The lawmaker added that claiming the missiles are
there to protect Turkey from a possible Syrian attack is a propaganda
campaign aimed at legitimizing the deployment of the missiles.
Experts skeptical Syria is preparing to use its chemical arsenal
miamiherald.com - “I’m skeptical about sarin being prepared or artillery
shells being filled. I’ve just seen too much in the past with satellite
photography making assumptions about chemical weapons, most infamously
in Iraq,” said Greg Thielmann, a senior fellow at the Arms Control
Association in Washington and an early skeptic of U.S.... “Even if we
could see them being filled, how do we know how they intend to use
them?” Thielmann added. “There’s no threat made by Assad of using them,
and we’ve made our threats to a sufficient level that he could expect
something pretty nasty if he did.”
UK claims to have evidence Assad may use chemical weapons
RT - The UK has joined the US in claiming Syria's government may soon
use chemical weapons on its own people. The Syrian government has warned
of the potential danger of these weapons falling into the hands of
Four killed in US drone attack in Pakistan
Press TV - At least four people have been killed in U.S. drone attack in
Pakistan after targeting the country’s tribal region. Local officials
say the American unmanned aircraft fired four missiles at a compound in
North Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghan border. Pakistani
officials have condemned the U.S. for violating the country’s
sovereignty. Meanwhile, Washington claims that the attacks target
militants despite the fact that evidence shows most of the victims are
Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile
Telegraph - The Japanese government has ordered its military to shoot
down the missile that is expected to be launched by North Korea as early
as Monday.... Three Japanese destroyers equipped with the advanced Aegis
detect-and-destroy weapons system have been deployed in the Sea of
Japan. The US has also stationed warships in the area to monitor the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Gives OK For Black Box Data Recorders to Be Installed in
Activist Post - With complete disregard for driver privacy, the
Obama administration gave their consent to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) to mandate black box event
data recorders (EDR) be installed in all new cars in the US. The
NHTSA says that by September 2014 all car and light trucks will
be equipped with EDRs that will silently “record the actions of
drivers and the responses of their vehicles in a continuous
Chinese Group Buys 80% of AIG Plane Unit for $4.2 Billion
Bloomberg - A Chinese group agreed to buy 80.1 percent of
American International Group Inc. (AIG)’s plane-leasing unit for
$4.23 billion in the nation’s largest acquisition of a U.S.
company.... The acquisition gives the group control of the
world’s second-largest aircraft lessor as rising travel in China
and Asia spurs demand for planes. AIG, which counts the U.S.
government as its largest investor, is selling the Los Angeles-
based unit as Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche focuses
on insurance operations and works to reduce debt.
$700,000 In Gold Goes Missing from Pfizer Pharmaceutical Lab
Intel Hub - Pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer, known for such
drugs as Viagra, has reported that about $700,000 in gold dust
has come up missing at its Chesterfield, Missouri lab. According
to police, Pfizer is unsure of how the gold went missing,
prompting them to contact police to help determine whether it
was lost or stolen.... Pfizer did not want to comment on how it
Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack report: U.S. lawmaker
Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify
on a report expected to be released next week on the deadly
attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, a top
Republican lawmaker said on Friday.
Pentagon prepares military operation in Mali
RT - According to testimonies from officials speaking to the
Post, both the Pentagon and State Department will assist
opposition to the terrorists by training, equipping and
transporting troops to tackle what Sen. Christopher A. Coons
(D-Delaware) has called “the largest territory controlled by
Islamic extremists in the world.” Speaking on the record,
though, the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary for Africa
tells the paper that US influence might not end there.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Is Sports Writer Jason Whitlock Correct To
Call “The NRA The New KKK”?
(FOX19) Earlier this week, a sports writer by the name of Jason
Whitlock made headlines when he blamed a lack of gun control for
the death of Kansas City Chiefs’ player, Jevon Belchers, who
killed himself and the mother of his child on Saturday. A day
later, Whitlock called the National Rifleman’s Association ‘the
new KKK’. Ben Swann of Reality Check takes a look at the NRA and
KKK’s history together.
Smith & Wesson Announces 48% Surge In Gun Sales
Paul Joseph Watson - With gun control becoming part of the
national debate over the last week in the aftermath of NBC
Sports anchor Bob Costas’ comments, Smith & Wesson have
announced a 48% surge in firearms sales and a quarterly profit
of $21.2 million dollars. “Net sales from continuing operations
for the second quarter were a record $136.6 million, up 48.0%
from the second quarter last year,” states a press release by
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. The $21.2 million profit
compares to a $1.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.
YouTube: Officer Michael Reichert admits to planting drugs or
drug scents on cars
Public Service Announcement & Traveler Warning for anyone
driving through Southern Illinois: While testifying under oath,
Officer Michael Reichert admits to planting drugs or drug scents
on cars in hotel parking lots for K9 "training" without
notifying the owners. He then lets unsuspecting motorists drive
away with drug scents still on their vehicles. Drug sniffing K9s
can detect drug odors for hours, if not days after being
Student's parents file lawsuit after boy strip-searched in
RT - Chicago Public Schools are facing a lawsuit after a
15-year-old boy said he was strip-searched at a high school
while a security guard allegedly touched his genitals in search
of drugs. The boy came home crying, embarrassed and distraught
that he was stripped naked in front of two security guards, a
Chicago police officer and a female assistant principal....
After finding no sign of drugs, the officers left him alone. But
the 15-year-old came home crying and was traumatized from the
incident. The boy suffers from an emotional disorder and a
learning disability, and the incident affected him drastically.
New Evidence of Voting Fraud with Prop 37 Initiative to Label
Intel Hub - Now, as the Dec 14 deadline for the turn in of the
votes approaches, more evidence of voter fraud is coming to
light. According to Food Democracy Now: “Right now the votes for
Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods are still being
counted. On Tuesday morning, Dec 4th, Prop 37 hit 6,004,628
votes on the California Secretary of State’s website, but this
tally was quickly reversed within an hour of being publicized by
Food Democracy Now!
Group Plans to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano for President in
thenewamerican.com - Next week, Revolution PAC will reportedly
announce the formation of a committee to draft Judge Andrew
Napolitano to run as a Republican in 2016 for president.
Notably, Ron Paul once named Napolitano as the man he would
choose as a running mate. According to a story published by
Forbes, as well as an announcement on their own website, the
Revolution PAC committee will initiate its Draft-the-Judge
Campaign by circulating nationwide a petition to gather
signatures to demonstrate the level of grassroots support within
the liberty movement to put His Honor at the top of the ticket.
Press fear Obama private swearing in
Politico - The White House Correspondents Association is
strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access
to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20,
following indications from inauguration committee officials that
the event could potentially be closed to the press.
YouTube: Prison labor booms in US as low-cost inmates bring
RT - US breeds a Chinese-style inmate labor scheme on its own
soil. Both state and some of the biggest private companies are
now enjoying the fruits of a cheap and readily available work
force, with tens of millions of dollars spent by private prisons
to keep their jails full.
Dollar's Decline Catches Up With U.S. Mint
thenewamerican.com - Within days of each other, two
announcements concerning the future of U.S. currency appeared in
the popular press, and each avoided any mention whatsoever of
the primary driver of the changes. First was the announcement on
November 26 from Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner that
the U.S. Mint will begin removing pennies and nickels from
circulation starting the first of the year, supposedly because
they’re too expensive to make.... Two days later CNN reported
that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) called for the
United States to stop printing one-dollar bills and switch
instead to one-dollar coins. The GAO claimed that such a move
could actually make the government some money....
CBO: Feds Borrowing $4.8 billion Per Day in FY 2013, So Far
CNS News - The federal government ran a deficit of $292 billion
for the first two months of fiscal year 2013 – October and
November 2012 – amounting to $4.8 billion of borrowed money each
VIDEO: War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure
CNN News - Here we are, four decades after Richard Nixon
declared the war on drugs in 1971 and $1 trillion spent since
then. What do we have to show for it? The U.S. has the largest
prison population in the world, with about 2.3 million behind
bars. More than half a million of those people are incarcerated
for a drug law violation.... In the United States, if illegal
drugs were taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and
tobacco, they would yield $46.7 billion in tax revenue.
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BBC TV: Richard Branson and Ethan Nadelmann Discuss Failed Drug
Show This To Anyone That Believes That Taxes Are Too Low
Economic Collapse - Most people just focus on income tax rates
and they forget about the dozens of other ways that they are
bleeding us dry. It really is kind of like “death by a thousand
cuts”, and of course the middle class gets hit the hardest....
The following are 44 more taxes that at least some average
Americans are paying now or will be paying soon other than
federal, state and local income taxes…
VIDEO: Reality Check: Is Speaker Boehner Pushing Conservatives
Out Of Budget And Finance Committee Seats?
(FOX19) – Speaker of the House John Boehner just removed 4 of
the most fiscally conservative Congressmen in Washington from
finance and budget committees. Is the Republican establishment
pushing out fiscal conservatives?
Ron Paul warns Republicans not to further anger their base
thedaily.com - Ron Paul has a message for his fellow House
Republicans trying to tame the Tea Party: Don’t. You’ll only
make them angrier. Paul is sounding the warning after GOP
leaders booted four Tea Party supporters off the Budget and
Financial Services committees in hopes of advancing a deal with
Democrats that would keep the country from going off the fiscal
cliff.... “They’re going to punish freshmen legislators? If
you’re looking for dissension, then you’re going to get it,”
Paul told The Daily. “These congressmen will never cave. They’re
going to get the support of the people … They will become
Could two platinum coins solve the debt-ceiling crisis?
Washington Post - Thanks to an odd loophole in current law, the
U.S. Treasury is technically allowed to mint as many coins made
of platinum as it wants and can assign them whatever value it
pleases. Under this scenario, the U.S. Mint would produce (say)
a pair of trillion-dollar platinum coins. The president orders
the coins to be deposited at the Federal Reserve. The Fed then
moves this money into Treasury’s accounts. And just like that,
Treasury suddenly has an extra $2 trillion to pay off its
obligations for the next two years — without needing to issue
new debt. The ceiling is no longer an issue. the platinum coin
option really legal? Apparently so. It was discussed during the
2011 debt-ceiling crisis by Jack Balkin, a law professor at Yale
Gov Turns Up the Heat On Circulating Liberty Dollar Coins
Liberty Crier - This is an email from Bernard von NotHaus who is
the Monetary Architect and Editor of the Liberty Dollar: Dear
Liberty Dollar Supporters! Some years ago, news reporter Simon
Constable joked that you should hide your Liberty Dollars
because the feds are coming after them! Unfortunately, the
Secret Service just took an alarmingly big step in that
direction. I just received the message below that was sent to an
E-Bay seller who had all his NORFED Liberty Dollar (NORFED)
removed from his site...
VIDEO: Police Called When Crowd Signing Up For Housing List Gets
'Out Of Control'
10tv.com - Columbus Police sprayed Mace on several people in a
crowd that had gathered to sign up for a list to get subsidized
housing at a northwest Columbus apartment complex. Police said
the crowd started to gather Friday night for the Saturday
morning event at The Heritage apartment complex on Gatewood Road
near Sunbury Road in northeast Columbus.
AUDIO: Positive Fracking Study Was Funded By Gas Company
npr.org - The fracking study is now a black eye to the
University of Texas after an independent review of national
experts found it scientifically unsound and tainted by conflicts
of interest.... The original fracking study concluded that
hydraulic fracturing was safe, the danger of water contamination
low and suggestions to the contrary mostly media bias. But then
it was reported this summer that Professor Groat sat on the
board of a natural gas drilling company and received more than a
million and a half dollars in compensation. That information was
not disclosed in Groat's report.
Live longer and better with these five immortality herbs
(NaturalNews) A great number of the most effective herbs are
known as adaptogens, which assist the body in its natural task
of maintaining homeostasis - the delicate state of balance
necessary to survival and healing. A body out of balance is
considered to be in "negative homeostasis," a condition in which
the restorative (anabolic) and degenerative (catabolic) systems
of the body may not function properly,eventually leading to
experience symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia,
weight fluctuation and impaired libido.
Got high cholesterol? Try taking probiotics
(NaturalNews) More than 40 million Americans struggle with high
cholesterol, which for many people is a direct result of either
chronic inflammation caused by poor diet, or an autoimmune
condition that is preventing the proper assimilation and use of
cholesterol in cells and tissue throughout the body. A new study
out of Spain; however, has found that taking probiotics can
actually help regulate high cholesterol and bring it back down
to normal, healthy levels.
The ten worst ways your children are being poisoned right now:
vaccines, food, video games and more
(NaturalNews) Modern children are being poisoned like never
before in the history of human civilization. No wonder the rate
of autism in America has skyrocketed to 1 in 88 children over
the last few decades, putting autism squarely in the "epidemic"
Four things you need to know about cancer and Candida
(NaturalNews) Cancer and candida are apparently closely related.
Some even claim Candida causes cancer, while others say they
both originate and thrive in the same low pH, high acidic
environment, possibly with a symbiotic relationship.... Here are
four major areas to keep in mind about candida and cancer...
Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health
(NaturalNews) Too many acid-forming foods can have dire
consequences for our health, with "acidosis" being a common
diagnosis in diabetics, for example. This is because when the
nutrients required to maintain this slightly alkaline state
cannot be obtained from food, the body will instead draw from
its own stores, like the bones or other vital tissues - damaging
its ability to repair itself and detoxify heavy metals, thereby
making a person more vulnerable to fatigue and illness.
Carrageenan: Linked to Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Colon
Cornucopia - Research links the controversial food ingredient
carrageenan to serious gastrointestinal inflammation and colon
cancer. Yet it is still found in many foods, including some
certified organic foods. At the USDA’s National Organic
Standards Board meeting in May 2012, Dr. Joanne Tobacman, a
physician-scientist at the University of Illinois School of
Medicine and the nation’s foremost independent expert on
carrageenan, presented her research and urged the NOSB to remove
carrageenan from organic foods.
Five reasons you should try the Gerson cancer cures
(NaturalNews) If you suffer from a debilitating health condition
such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes, or know someone who
does, it might be worth your while to check out the Gerson Diet.
Nutritional Value of Food at Risk: Fruits and Vegetables Now
Natural Society - The amount of nutrients found in fruits and
vegetables has diminished greatly over the years. One apple
today may carry half the amount of nutrients as an apple
produced 50 years ago. Although it is still very true that
everybody should be consuming many fruits and vegetables on a
daily basis (preferably organic), the sad truth is that we would
need to consume many times more of them in order to get the
nutrients we need.
VIDEO: How Coconut Oil Might Combat Tooth Decay
Dr. Mercola - Coconut oil is a powerful inhibitor of a large
variety of pathogenic organisms, from viruses to bacteria to
protozoa, largely due to its naturally high lauric acid content.
Researchers in Ireland found that coconut oil treated with
enzymes, in a process similar to digestion, strongly inhibits
Streptococcus bacteria, which are common inhabitants in your
mouth that can lead to plaque buildup, cavities, and gum disease
Microwave Test – an eye opener
usahitman.com - Microwaves don’t work different ways on
different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave
suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the
molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes
friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance.
It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and
generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that
are not found in nature.
Lockheed Martin Unveils ADAM, Another Directed Energy Weapon For
Activist Post - The Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system is
Lockheed Martin’s newest laser weapon that tracks targeted
improvised rocket or unmanned aerial craft using a beam control
and software to destroy identified enemy fire at a range just
short of a mile. ADAM is ground-based, transportable and
self-contained. It can use external radar to detect drones and
engage enemy missiles within seconds of a locked-in object. Once
ADAM declares “a valid aim point, it fires the laser on the
target long enough to negate the rocket” or drone.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: "Tell the Orwellians at Verizon to Go
Take a Hike"
Judge Andrew Napolitano on Verizon filing a patent that allows
them to eavesdrop on your living room using cameras and
VIDEO: Text messages direct to your contact lens
Telegraph - Ghent University's centre of microsystems technology
has developed a spherical curved LCD display which can be
embedded in contact lenses and handle projected images using
wireless technology.... Unlike previous contact lens displays,
which are limited to a few small pixels to make up an image, the
new technology allows the whole curved surface of the lens to be
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee
npr.org - Corn farmers champion corn. Anything that might eat
corn, hurt corn, bother corn, is killed. Their corn is bred to
fight pests. The ground is sprayed. The stalks are sprayed
again.... Yet, 100 years ago, these same fields, these prairies,
were home to 300 species of plants, 60 mammals, 300 birds,
hundreds and hundreds of insects. This soil was the richest, the
loamiest in the state. And now, in these patches, there is
almost literally nothing but one kind of living thing. We've
erased everything else. We need to feed our planet, of course.
But we also need the teeny creatures that drive all life on
The Dirt on Peak Fertilizer: What You Need to Know about Big Ag
Waking Times - Thanks to aggressive farming techniques by
factory farms, our soil is becoming depleted of necessary
nutrients. Very soon (and sooner than we’d like), it may be
difficult to grow much of anything.
Hickory Nuts: The 'Inside' Story
Mother Earth News - Learn how to collect wild hickory nuts,
which tools work best to crack them, and time-tested ways to
cook and serve the meaty nuggets waiting inside.
Obamacare May Hike Your Pet’s Health Care Bills
The Foundry - According to a rule published Friday by the
Internal Revenue Service, some medical devices used in
veterinary practices will be hit by Obamacare’s 2.3 percent
device tax. Many of their manufacturers are expected to hike
prices, meaning higher veterinary costs for the nation’s pet
in History - Friday - December 7, 2012
1787 - Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution
becoming the first of the United States.
1796 - John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United
1836 - Martin Van Buren was elected the eighth president of the United
1925 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard
freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to
play "Tarzan" in several movies.
1926 - The gas operated refrigerator was patented by The Electrolux
1941 - Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was
attacked by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes. The attack resulted in the
U.S. entering into World War II.
1946 - A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta killed 119 people. It was
America's worst hotel fire disaster. The hotel founder, W. Frank
Winecoff, was also killed in the fire.
1971 - Libya announced the nationalization of British Petroleum's
1972 - Apollo 17 was launched at Cape Canaveral. It was the last U.S.
1982 - Charlie Brooks Junior, a convicted murderer, became the first
prisoner in the U.S. to be executed by injection, at a prison in
1983 - Madrid, Spain, an Aviaco DC-9 collided on a runway with an Iberia
Air Lines Boeing 727 that was accelerating for takeoff. The collision
resulted in the death of all 42 people aboard the DC-9 and 51 on the
1987 - Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for
the first time. He had come to the U.S. for a Washington summit with
U.S. President Reagan.
1988 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced the reduction of
the number of Soviet military troops by half a million.
1989 - East Germany's Communist Party agreed to cooperate with the plan
for free elections and a revised constitution.
1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Mississippi abortion law which,
required women to get counseling and then wait 24 hours before
terminating their pregnancies.
1993 - Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary revealed that the U.S. government
had conducted more than 200 nuclear weapons tests in secret in Nevada.
1996 - The space shuttle Columbia returned from the longest-ever shuttle
flight of 17 days, 15 hours and 54 minutes.
1998 - The U.N. evacuated 14 peacekeepers that were trapped by fighting
between army and rebel forces in central Angola.
1998 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent
counsel investigation of President Clinton over 1996 campaign financing.
1999 - A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a former convict in the 1995
disappearance of atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
2002 - In Amsterdam, Netherlands, two Van Gogh paintings were stolen
from the Van Gogh Museum. The two works were "View of the Sea st
Scheveningen" and "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen."
On July 26, 2004, two men were convicted for the crime and were
sentenced to at least four years in prison each.
2002 - In Mymensingh, Bangladesh, four theaters were bombed within 30
minutes of each other. At least 15 people were killed and over 200 were
2003 - A 12-inch by 26-inch painting of a river landscape and sailing
vessel by Martin Johnson Heade was sold at auction for $1 million. The
painting was found in the attic of a suburban Boston home where it had
been stored for more than 60 years.
VIDEO: 'No dialogue’: Egyptian opposition refuses negotiations with
RT - The Egyptian opposition has refused to negotiate with embattled
President Mohamed Morsi. Activists called for mass rallies to be held on
Friday to protest the newly written constitution that will be put to a
vote next week.
2,145 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001: Pentagon
Press TV - The New York Times reported on Thursday that the Pentagon had
identified 2,145 soldiers who have been killed since the invasion of
Afghanistan. The US media say nearly two-thirds of the fatalities
occurred during the Obama administration, which saw the deployment of
33,000 additional troops to Afghanistan after 2009 to increase the
number of the US forces to over 100,000.
US conducts atomic test amid global urge for nuclear disarmament
Press TV - The US has conducted a nuclear test in Nevada to examine the
effectiveness of its atomic weapons stockpile amid the growing global
urge for nuclear disarmament. The US Energy Department announced that
the Wednesday nuclear test was aimed at providing “crucial information
to maintain the safety and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear
weapons.” The subcritical experiment, known as Pollux, was conducted by
the staff from the Nevada National Security Site, Los Alamos National
Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.
* Related Article:
Hiroshima mayor condemns US nuclear test
North Korea only one week away from long-range rocket that can reach
(NaturalNews) A prominent South Korean news agency is reporting that
North Korea is only one week away from having a long-range rocket
capable of reaching California. "North Korea is believed to have
completed the installation of a long-range rocket capable of reaching
California. "North Korea is believed to have completed the installation
of a long-range rocket on the launch pad" at the Dongchang-ri base in
the country's northwest,
reports Yonhap News Agency in South Korea.
VIDEO: Flash floods and toxic cloud cause havoc in Argentinean capital
RT - The worst flooding in over a half-century and a toxic cloud caused
by a pesticide container fire have wreaked chaos in Buenos Aires.
Neighborhoods were left underwater by torrential rains amid evacuations
due to toxic fumes released by the fire.
VIDEO: Tsunami hits Japan’s Miyagi prefecture after powerful 7.3 quake
RT - Following a 7.3-magnitude quake, a meter-high tsunami struck
Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, where the tsunami that triggered the
Fukushima nuclear plant crisis hit last year. Authorities reported no
damage, radiation levels at Fukushima remain stable. The earthquake hit
245 kilometers off Japan’s eastern coast at a depth of around 35
kilometers. The tremor prompted a tsunami warning on the Miyagi
prefecture, where last year’s devastating quake triggered a tsunami and
multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.... An
aftershock of 6.2-magnitude struck the eastern coast just minutes after
the initial quake.
Costa Rica now battling Monsanto over GMO corn
(NaturalNews) With the exception of about 1,000 acres of land that have
been devoted to the cultivation of transgenic crops for research
purposes -- these include cotton, soy beans, bananas, and pineapples --
the Central American nation of Costa Rica, which is known for its
bio-diverse agricultural heritage and stunning landscape, is essentially
free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its native food supply.
VIDEO: Morsi: ‘I won’t tolerate anyone working to overthrow a legitimate
RT - The Egyptian president has addressed the nation, accusing the
foreign-funded opposition of trying to incite violence against his
legitimacy. Following the speech, hundreds of protesters stormed and
torched the Muslim Brotherhood's Cairo HQ. The president’s speech, which
was aimed at restoring stability in the country, has ignited a new
escalation in violence.... “I separate the legitimate opposition from
the vandals who committed violence,” Morsi told the nation. “The
opposition thinks Article 6 is a problem. I won’t insist on keeping it,
and anyway, the decree ends after the referendum.” Morsi said he will
form a new assembly to write the constitution if the current draft is
rejected by the referendum.
US to declare leading Syrian opposition group foreign terrorist
RT - The US may soon name the Syrian rebel al-Nusra Front, one of the
strongest among the opposition, a foreign terrorist group. The
designation is likely to complicate the opposition’s fight against
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The US Department of State has been
collecting evidence against the group for several months to classify the
Islamic radicals as a foreign terrorist organization. Officials believe
the designation will come before the Friends of Syria meeting, which is
scheduled for Dec. 12 in Morocco.
US ramps up threats in 'psychological' war on Assad
RT - American media are reporting extensively that the Syrian president
is getting ready to use chemical weapons on his own people, raising
concerns that Washington could be planning a strike on Damascus with the
chemical threat as a pretext. Reports that Syrian President Bashar
Assad’s regime is preparing to use its chemical weapons at home have
created a storm in the US media.
conference to approve world wide snooping 'hit by hackers'
RT - A United Nation conference in Dubai has been disrupted by a
suspected hacking group after the UN agreed to adopt a new Internet
standard that allows governments and corporations to spy on people. The
World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) has convened
in Dubai to debate changes to a wide-ranging communications treaty, and
in particular, plans for deep-packet inspections which would allow for
The United Nations has said it is working towards adopting the strategy
worldwide, infuriating bloggers and Internet experts.
Deutsche Bank Hid $12 Billion In Losses To Avoid A Government Bail-Out
Zero Hedge - Forget the perfectly anticipated Greek (selective) default.
This is the real deal. The FT just released a blockbuster that Europe's
most important and significant bank, Deutsche Bank, hid $12 billion in
losses during the financial crisis, helping the bank avoid a government
bail-out, according to three former bank employees who filed complaints
to US regulators. US regulators, whose chief of enforcement currently
was none other than the General Counsel of Deutsche Bank at the time!
Vaccine myths unraveling: 600 percent increase in number of parents
refusing vaccinations for their children (Australia)
(NaturalNews) So many Australian parents are taking charge of their
children's health and making informed vaccination decisions, in fact,
the Australian government is now working feverishly to dissuade and
re-indoctrinate them back into the vaccine fold. According to 3AW 693
News Talk in Australia, the Australian Medical Association, along with
the Academy of Science, has published a 20-page propaganda pamphlet that
attempts to discard all the opposing science against vaccines as "common
myths," and instead reassure everyone that vaccines are perfectly safe.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
LA activists rally against fundraiser for Israeli army
Press TV - Pro-Palestinian demonstrators staged a rally outside
the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles to protest against a
fundraiser for the Israeli army.... Demonstrators said the
fundraisers for the Israeli army help Tel Aviv continue
“committing atrocities” against the Palestinian people.
US Senate approves 'Magnitsky Act', ties it to Cold War era
trade law's repeal
RT - The US Senate has passed by an overwhelming majority a new
bill normalizing trading relations with the Russian Federation,
while at the same time critisizing its former adversary's human
Obamacare creator leaves White House job for lobbying role with
RT - A key figure involved in designing the president’s
signature health insurance mandate referred to as Obamacare has
left her role at the White House to work for one of the very
companies profiting off the bill she helped create. Elizabeth
Fowler will be leaving her role as the special assistant to the
president for healthcare and economic policy at the National
Economic Council and joining pharmaceutical giants Jonson &
VIDEO: "Doomsday Prepper” Raided By Police, FBI After
Paul Joseph Watson - A “doomsday prepper” in a rural area of
Maryland became a target for police and the FBI after he told an
undercover cop that he was “very irritated” about Barack Obama’s
re-election, sparking an investigation that eventually led to
46-year-old Terry Porter being thrown in prison and having his
home raided by 150 armed officers.
Anti-Second Amendment Democrat Arrested With Gun at Chicago’s
Kurt Nimmo - The arrest yesterday of Illinois Democrat Donne
Trotter by TSA agents for attempting to bring a .25-caliber
Beretta pistol on an airplane at Chicago’s O’Hare International
Airport demonstrates the hypocrisy of the anti-Second Amendment
crowd. Trotter is charged with one count of attempting to board
an airplane with a weapon, a Class 4 felony. Donne Trotter is a
long-time gun-grabber. He opposed concealed carry
legislation in the state and worked to outlaw so-called assault
They Can Do That?! 10 Outrageous Tactics Cops Get Away With
AlterNet - Talk to someone who has never dealt with the cops
about police behaving badly, and he or she will inevitably say,
“But they can’t do that! Can they?” The question of what the
cops can or can’t do is natural enough for someone who never
deals with cops, especially if their inexperience is due to
class and/or race privilege. But a public defender would
describe that question as naïve. In short, the cops can do
almost anything they want, and often the most maddening tactics
are actually completely legal.
VIDEO: Milwaukee Cop Who Punched Handcuffed Woman in Face
Reinstated Thanks to Police Bill of Rights
reason.com - Milwaukee Cop Richard Schoen was fired in May of
this year after his superiors saw a dashboard-camera video that
shows Schoen climbing into the backseat of his cruiser to
repeatedly punch a handcuffed woman in the face. He’s now
getting his job back despite the objections of Milwaukee’s
police chief and mayor.
Seniors decry ban on Christmas tree in their complex in Newhall
Daily News - Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are
protesting an order from management to remove their beloved
Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told,
it's a religious symbol. On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners
Group Inc. sent a memo to staff at The Willows senior apartment
building demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs
in communal areas.The company has owned The Willows for four
years, but this is the first time it's given such a directive to
Obama's Public 'Inauguration' Just for Show, Likely to Cost
Taxpayers Over $100 Million
weeklystandard.com - The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday
that activities will last three days: a day of service on
Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public
swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday." That means, the public
"inauguration" is just a show, while the actual inauguration
will again be behind closed doors (just as it was last go
around). What's the show going to cost? If the cost of recent
past inaugurations are any indication, well over $100 million.
Gary Franchi’s Revolution PAC Raised More Than $1.2 Million And
Spent Just $172,000 To Help Ron Paul
Liberty Crier - Revolution PAC raised $1.2 million by pitching
itself as a booster for Texas Representative Ron Paul’s run for
president. Under the direction of Gary Franchi, the group spent
$1 million, 83 percent of its cash, on administrative expenses,
including about $153,000 for himself and his companies. A $1,766
monthly fee for “office rent” went to a Franchi company whose
address is a mailbox at a Northbrook, Illinois, UPS Store.
Franchi said in an interview there is a physical location for
the companies, declining to give its address “for privacy
VIDEO: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes And Then Let
Them Own It!
realclearpolitics.com - SEN. RAND PAUL: I have yet another
thought on how we can fix this. Why don't we let the Democrats
pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes,
all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise
taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the
Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them
own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the
economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which
party to blame, the party of high taxes. Let's don't be the
party of just almost as high taxes.
Ten Months to Launch “Obamacare”––Get Ready for Some Startling
Health Policy and Marketplace Review - On average, expect a 30%
to 40% increase in the baseline cost of individual health
insurance to account for the new premium taxes, reinsurance
costs, benefit mandate increases, and underwriting reforms.
Those increases can come in the form of outright price increases
or bigger deductibles and co-pays. In states with the least
mandates or for health insurance companies with the tightest
underwriting now, the increase could be a lot more.
VIDEO: Odd Danske Bank Commercial “A New Normal” Tells You What
is Normal in the NWO
12160.info - Until February 2012, Danske Bank was owned by elite
financier Peter Straarup who is a member of the Trilateral
Commission (created by David Rockefeller) and of the Bilderberg
group. The bank’s latest commercial entitled “A New Normal
Demands New Standards” is quite odd, not to say deeply
disturbing and upsetting. It basically shows a bunch of things
that are supposedly considered “the new normal”…And most of
these things…not good.
Thousands of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in
Daily Mail - Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified
mosquitoes are awaiting federal approval for release into the
Florida Keys as part of an experiment aimed at reducing the risk
of dengue fever. Mosquito control officials have requested the
Food and Drug Administration's sign off on the experiment that
would be the first of its kind in the U.S. Some residents of the
tourist town of Key West worry though on how much research has
been done to determine the risks of releasing genetically
modified mosquitoes on the Keys' fragile ecosystem.
VIDEO: Doctors in Hawaii finding uranium in patients’ urine —
Residents demanding action
ENENews - Jim Albertini, of Malu ‘Aina said “DOH action is
needed to investigate what’s causing uranium showing up in Big
island resident’s urine. Is it uranium weapons that have been
fired at [the Pohakuloa Training Area] or something else? Three
MDs and a Naturopathic doctor have patients who have tested high
for uranium in urine, including levels exceeding three times the
upper expected limit.”
FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human
(NaturalNews) Rather than actually take the time to address the
root causes of meat and poultry contamination, which more often
than not are a direct result of outrageously unsanitary factory
farming practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has instead decided to simply up the doses of radiation that
industrial food producers are allowed to blast on their filthy,
contaminated meat products.
Five ways astragalus helps your body heal itself
(NaturalNews) With a healing reputation in Eastern medicine
that's already thousands of years old, the astragalus herb,
renowned for its ability to deeply strengthen the immune system,
is becoming even more widely used in Western treatments as well.
10 habits for highly effective sleep
(NaturalNews) Poor sleep is a very serious threat to an
individual's health. Poor sleeping habits lead to altered
hormone balances and circadian rhythms. This process accelerates
the aging process and speeds up the development of degenerative
diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's
and osteoarthritis among others.
8 quotes from a cancer surgeon that will set your hair on fire
(NaturalNews) His name is Marty Makary. He's a cancer surgeon
and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the
School of Public Health. Propublica's Marshall Allen interviewed
him about patient harm, in conjunction with an ongoing
propublica investigation. Keep in mind that these quotes are
coming from a mainstream doctor who is inside the system and who
believes in the system. That makes Makary's statements all the
Synthetic Nutrients in Organic Foods? USDA Seeks Public Comment
Cornucopia - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
is seeking public comment on a rule that would continue its
policy of allowing the indiscriminate and illegal addition of
synthetic nutrients to organic foods.
YouTube: Raleigh City Council Response to Toxic Fluoride:
1st of the two part video from last night's Council meeting.
Corey Sturmer and Rocco Piserchia get things started,
questioning fluoridation and Agenda21, respectively. It gets
even more charged and the finale finds the council actually
toasting, "cheers," to the toxic compounds they put in the
Part 2 video: Katie Haberman and Marcus Hill questioning the
Council's decision to poison people. The Council's reply?
Disabled daughter dies just hours after state takes her from mom
Miami Herald - March 2011, state child protection investigators
took 14-year-old Marie from her mother, Doris Freyre, claiming
Doris' own disabilities made it almost impossible for her to
care for Marie, who suffered from seizures and severe cerebral
palsy. But a Tampa judge signed an order that Marie be returned
to her mother, with in-home nursing care around the clock.
Florida health care administrators refused to pay for it,
although in-home care can be demonstrably cheaper than care in
an institution. Child welfare workers ignored the order
House approves resolution to keep Internet control out of UN
The Hill - The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a Senate
resolution introduced by Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) that calls on the U.S. government to oppose
United Nations control of the Internet. The 397-0 vote is meant
to send a signal to countries meeting at a U.N. conference on
telecommunications this week. Participants are meeting to update
an international telecom treaty, but critics warn that many
countries’ proposals could allow U.N. regulation of the
An internet sales tax amendment was not added to the 2013 NDAA
before it passed
Examiner - The Senate unanimously passed the 2013 National
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Tuesday by a vote of 98-0. The
$650 billion military funding bill almost included an internet
sales tax amendment. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Mike Enzi
(R-WY), and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), proposed a version of
the Marketplace Fairness Act as an amendment to the NDAA. On
Tuesday, online resellers across the globe heaved a collective
sigh of relief, as the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act
amendment was not added to the NDAA.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
YouTube: Dangers of Monsanto's Dicamba Soybean
There are currently 13 new genetically engineered crops pending
USDA approval, the most threatening of which may be Monsanto's
Dicamba Soybean. Farmers like Indiana's Troy Roush urge USDA
Secretary Vilsack to stop the unchecked flood of these seeds
from entering the market.
Jerky Treat Don't Feed Warning from FDA
Susan Thixton - But it is not what you think. The FDA just
specifically stated "Don't feed certain Nature's Deli Chicken
Jerky Dog treats - Product may be contaminated with Salmonella".
But FDA has never once stated 'Don't feed Jerky Treats from
China because we are receiving 40+ complaints a week of sick and
dying pets'. Something is wrong with this picture.
The Nickel Pincher: Grow Your Own Pet Treats!
rodale.com - Everyone enjoys a dinner made from freshly
harvested backyard-garden ingredients, and that includes your
four-legged family members. Why should they be relegated to a
diet that comes entirely from a bag or a can? Catnip, fresh
vegetables, and even grass make great additions to your pets'
diets and are extremely easy to grow.
VIDEO: Dogs Trained to Drive
Susan Thixton - Two videos of shelter dogs in New Zealand being
trained to drive a car. No kidding!
Pizza Hut perfume: Yes, it's real
csmonitor.com - Pizza Hut perfume, which started out as a joke,
is now being produced in limited quantities in Canada. The Pizza
Hut perfume 'boasts top notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed
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Bacon Shaving Cream: Just Slather Your Face With Pork And Call
It A Day
YouTube: Jack Webb meets Obama
Webb. President Obama explains why congress should pass a law that
61% of us don't want.
in History - Thursday - December 6, 2012
1774 - Austria became the first nation to introduce a state education
1790 - The U.S. Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.
1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The
amendment abolished slavery in the U.S.
1876 - The city of Anaheim was incorporated for a second time.
1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone, with a recording
of himself reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb.
1883 - "Ladies' Home Journal" was published for the first time.
1884 - The construction of the Washington Monument was completed by Army
engineers. The project took 34 years.
1889 - Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans. He was the first and only
president of the Confederate States of America.
1907 - In Monongah, WV, 361 people were killed in America's worst mine
1923 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge became the first president to give
a presidential address that was broadcast on radio.
1947 - Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by U.S.
1957 - America's first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed
when the satellite blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL.
1973 - Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the vice-president of the United
States after vice-president Spiro Agnew resigned.
1985 - Congressional negotiators reached an agreement on a
deficit-cutting proposal that later became the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
1989 - The worst mass shooting in Canadian history occurred when a man
gunned down 14 women at the University of Montreal's school of
engineering. The man then killed himself.
1990 - Iraq announced that it would release all its 2,000 foreign
1992 - Germany's primary political parties agreed to tighten postwar
1993 - Former priest James R. Porter was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in
prison. Porter had admitted molesting 28 children in the 1960s.
1994 - Orange County, CA, filed for bankruptcy protection due to
investment losses of about $2 billion. The county is one of the richest
in the U.S. and became to largest municipality to file for bankruptcy.
1998 - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour connected the first
two building blocks of the international space station in the shuttle
2002 - Officials released the detailed plans for a $4.7 million memorial
commemorating Princess Diana. The large oval fountain was planned to be
constructed in London's Hyde Park.
Israel Used Depleted Uranium Munitions During Gaza Offensive
Richard Silverstein - I’m beginning to read reports from Gaza that
indicate that the IDF may’ve used depleted uranium munitions during its
recent assault. A local journalist writes in Electronic Intifada about
the grotesque forms of some of the victims’ wounds. He (incorrectly, I
believe) associates them with chemical weapons like white phosphorus...
The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet
RT - Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications
Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the
Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. At a
conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided to adopt the
Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection, a top-secret proposal by way
of China that will allow telecom companies across the world to more
easily dig through data passed across the Web.
‘Colombia in chaos’: Anti-govt mass protests hit 20 cities
RT - Thousands of Colombians marched in 20 cities across the country to
protest President Santos’ political agenda. They condemned the
government for negotiating with the rebel militant group FARC rather
than addressing domestic issues. Protesters marched in various locations
in the Colombian capital, banging pots and pans in what is known as a ‘cacerolazo.’
Simultaneous demonstrations were held in 21 cities across the country.
The protesters decried recent government negotiations with Colombian
rebel militant group FARC, pointing to a recent rise in terrorist
attacks and general lack of security in Colombia.
Europeans outraged over the US using Patriot Act for worldwide spying
RT - Researchers from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands
have condemned the United States for allowing the controversial Patriot
Act to bypass foreign laws and let Americans intercept data from persons
internationally. In a just published study, Cloud Computing in Higher
Education and Research Institutions and the USA Patriot Act, researchers
from the school’s Institute for Information Law say that legislation
enacted to allegedly protect the security of US citizens has in the
process eroded privacy protections on a global scale.
26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System
Business Insider - Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years
ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top for the
international rankings for education systems. So how do they do it? It's
simple—by going against the evaluation-driven, centralized model that
much of the Western world uses.
PA Says Israeli Housing Decision is 'End of Peace Process'
israelnationalnews.com - Former chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat, a
senior aide to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, declared
Wednesday that Israel's decision to build in the area between Jerusalem
and Maale Adumim meant the “end of the peace process.” IIsraelis
wondered what peace process he was talking about, as negotiations were
broken off by Mahmoud Abbas despite the ten-month buiding freeze Israel
imposed on itself.
VIDEO: Morsi advisors resign amidst reports of killings in Cairo
RT - Four people have reportedly been killed as clashes between
supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president continue in Cairo. The
escalating violence forced four top officials to resign, including the
chief of the constitutional committee. Zaghloul El-Balshi, the general
secretary of the supreme committee on the constitutional referendum,
announced his resignation in a televised interview Wednesday night. “I
will not participate in a referendum that spilled Egyptian blood,” he
said as cited by Ahram Online daily. “I call on Morsi to cancel the
constitutional declaration immediately.”
Four killed in Lebanon clashes
RT - Four people have been killed, and dozens injured in two days of
fighting in the Lebanese city of Tripoli as gunmen with rivaling
alliances in neighboring Syria’s 21-month-old conflict faced off. The
fighting in Lebanon’s port city was sparked by the reported killings
last week of 21 Lebanese from Tripoli and one Palestinian in the Syrian
town of Tal-Kalakh, near that country's border with Turkey.
One dead, scores injured as Bangladeshi police use live ammunition on
RT - At least one person has been killed and scores injured and detained
by police as a protest organized by Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party
turned violent, with police reportedly using live ammunition against the
rioters. The strike was organized by Jamaat e Islami in protest against
the trials of the organization's leaders, who are charged with war
crimes allegedly committed during the country’s 1971 liberation war.
During the nationwide protests, rioters have set some 20 cars on fire,
including one at the US Embassy in Dhaka.
Japan deploys Patriot missiles to combat North Korean rocket threat
RT - The Japanese Navy has delivered surface-to-air missile systems in
order to battle a perceived threat arising from the planned North Korean
rocket launch, Kyodo news announced. Two Patriot Advanced Capability-3
batteries have arrived to the island of Ishigaki, some 400 kilometers
southwest of Okinawa, on board the JDS Kunisaki. Patriots will also be
deployed on Okinawa. Japan's armed forces have been placed on standby
ahead of the planned North Korean missile launch.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Michigan House passes bill blocking NDAA detention
tenthamendmentcenter.com - A bill condemning detention
provisions written into the National Defense Authorization Act
and blocking any state cooperation with federal agents
attempting to detain people in Michigan without due process
unanimously passed the Michigan House Wednesday.
HB5768 declares, “no agency of this state, no political
subdivision of this state, no employee of an agency of this
state or a political subdivision of this state acting in his or
her official capacity, and no member of the Michigan national
guard on official state duty shall aid an agency of the armed
forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution,
or detention of any person pursuant to section 1021 of the
national defense authorization act…” It passed 107-0.
Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights
Activist Post - Today EFF posted several thousand pages of new
drone license records and a new map that tracks the location of
drone flights across the United States. These records, received
as a result of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit
against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), come from
state and local law enforcement agencies, universities and—for
the first time—three branches of the U.S. military: the Air
Force, Marine Corps, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research
The U.S. Senate rejects the UN Convention on Disability Rights
Activist Post - The vote -- 61 to 38 -- divided closely on party
lines, with Republicans calling the vote a victory for national
sovereignty and parental rights.... While many were calling this
a defeat for the internationalists and the NWO, I must question
if this may be a knee-jerk response to a more complex situation.
The fact is that the U.S. has launched a covert war against its
elderly and disabled. The battlefield is convening every weekday
in guardianship courts across the country, where demographic
targeting of some of our most vulnerable citizens is happening
on a regular basis.
Sheriff’s ‘Crowd Control’ Spy Drone Suspended After Privacy
Steve Watson - A county Sheriff’s department in California that
planned to buy and operate a surveillance drone has been forced
to suspend the idea, and possibly scrap it altogether after
privacy advocates fought tooth and nail in opposition. The
Oakland Tribune reports that the American Civil Liberties Union
stepped in earlier this week to prevent the Alameda County
Sheriff’s office from acquiring the drone using grant money from
the California Emergency Management Agency.
Riot act read to school censoring 1st grader's poem
WND - A school district in North Carolina has been given a
deadline to affirm that it will not censor a student’s speech,
or a legal team assembled by the Alliance Defending Freedom will
seek a “remedy” to the problem. The issue arose several days ago
when the school district told a first-grade student that a poem
commemorating her grandfathers’ military service could not
include the word “God,” because one member of the community
didn’t like it.
Thousands of US troops arrive near Syrian shore on USS
RT - The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds
eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the
Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating
US preparation for a potential ground intervention. While the
Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led
military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now
ready to launch such action “within days” if Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the
opposition, the Times reports.
VIDEO: Bob Costas: Young Men Can’t Own Guns “Without Something
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - During an appearance on
MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Bob Costas
attempted to prop up his ludicrous claim that young men can’t
own guns “without something bad happening,” by asserting that
athletes have never used a gun in a positive context, a claim
which is easily debunked.
Senate to vote on Federal Land Seizure Act Thursday
gunowners.org - Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) -- who is “F” rated by
Gun Owners of America -- is pushing a “hunting” bill that
authorizes the Obama administration almost unlimited power to
seize private lands for “environmental” purposes. Anti-gun
Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled Tester’s bill for a
vote, and it will probably take place on Thursday. ACTION: It is
imperative that gun owners contact their Senators and ask them
to OPPOSE S. 3525.
Click Here to tell them that the modest conservation
gains allowed in the bill are totally offset by giving unelected
bureaucrats the authority to steal land from hunters and private
VIDEO: Dennis Kucinich on DIA: "Big Brother Getting Fat On Tax
Dollars! While We Have Less Freedom!"
Daily Paul - Looks like Dennis has taken a few steps down the
YouTube: NYPD officer on the rights of the public to film
Retired NYPD detective Graham Weatherspoon talked to Luke
Rudkowski about filming the police and some of the historic
moments he was apart of in his life. Graham Weatherspoon is the
spokesperson for 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care. The
event was filmed at a recent Police Reform Organizing Project
(PROP) event in Harlem NY.
Taser International sued by man left with brain damage after
RT - Taser International is being forced to defend itself in
court this week after a man filed a lawsuit against the
electroshock gun company, claiming he went into cardiac arrest
as a result of being shot in the chest by a Taser.... Taser
International cautions law enforcement on the potential risks
involved with shooting a person’s chest. But these warnings are
new: on the day Fahy was shot with a Taser, no such warnings
existed. Lawyers are expected to debate on whether such warnings
would have made a difference on that December night.
VIDEO: New York City Hits Sandy Victims With ‘Failure To
Maintain’ Property Citation
CBS News - Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul
after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s
own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after
Superstorm Sandy. Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to
clean up from the hurricane. They have branches through their
roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they
recently received a citation notice from the city.... The
Department of Buildings said the citation is a mere formality.
It’s a way to keep track of all downed trees. But for people in
this neighborhood…it’s a permanent mark on their property that
they want removed from the records.
Tim Geithner: Obama 'absolutely' prepared to go over fiscal
Press TV - During an interview with CNBC, Geithner was asked if
the White House was willing to dive off the cliff if Republicans
don’t accept a deal that raises tax rates for those making more
than $250,000. “Oh, absolutely," he responded. "Again, there's
no prospect in an agreement that doesn't involve the rates going
up on the top 2 percent of the wealthiest." Geithner’s comments
offer the strongest indication that Obama would accept the
automatic spending cuts and tax rate increases that kick in if
an agreement is not reached before the Dec. 31 deadline.
U.S. is Only Developed County where Younger Generation will
Receive Less Education than their Parents
allgov.com - A new report from the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD) says the United States is now
the only major economy in the world where the younger generation
will not surpass the preceding generation in terms of
schooling.... Today, only about 20% of young adults will reach a
higher level of education than their parents, a rate that’s
among the lowest rates in the developed world, according to the
OECD. Schleicher says that a major problem in the U.S. is that
the skyrocketing cost of going to college has created a barrier
for many young Americans who do not come from wealthy families.
VIDEO: CNBC: Dennis Gartman's Warning: Don't Buy Gold Coins
Daily Bail - Mark-up on coins should be 2%, not 30-40%. "I think
you've got the public piling into gold, which happens, and we
have to be careful because when the public comes into something,
the pros tend to think, 'Well, that's the end of the move.' And
the last time we saw gold coin sales of this consequence was
actually in 2008, and gold moved from $900 an ounce, almost
relentlessly, to $1,700 an ounce." "I will counsel people to be
careful when buying gold coins because the markup on gold coins
can be preposterous, stupid, egregious, silly. The last time
this happened, gold took off on the upside. It didn't top out."
It's Official, More Than A Million U.S. Gulf War Troops Dead and
libertyforlife.com - According to an official Department of
Veterans Affairs Gulf war Information Systems Report dated
August 2007, more than THREE AND A HALF MILLION U.S. troops who
took part in the Gulf War since 1990 are dead or disabled. On
page 7 of the official report under the title Compensation and
Pension Statistics August 2007, on line six of the chart the
total Veterans who have been granted "Claims Granted Service
Connection" is 1,201,104 Gulf War Veterans. A total of 1,603,743
claims have been filed (line 3).
Sales of homes facing foreclosure rise
Press TV - Sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the
rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes. Foreclosure
tracker RealtyTrac Inc. says 193,059 U.S. homes in some stage of
foreclosure or owned by banks were sold in the third quarter.
That’s an increase of 21 percent from the previous three months,
but a decline of 3 percent from a year earlier. In the third
quarter, sales of homes already in the foreclosure process
jumped 22 percent compared to the previous quarter and a year
earlier, foreclosure tracker RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.
Corn gene mutation?
Never seen corn kernels growing under critter flesh before?
Scientists still learning from Deepwater Horizon disaster
www.tampabay.com - Monday's studies did find that a lot of the
scientific work done in haste during the spill turned out to be
right, including a controversial pie chart showing where the oil
had gone. According to the chart, "a quarter of the oil is still
unaccounted for," Murawski [University of South Florida marine
science professor] said. "But we know where it is." Some of it
remains on the bottom of the gulf, buried under a few
centimeters of debris and likely to be stirred up again by the
creatures that like to burrow in the ocean bottom, he said. Some
remains in the marshes of Barataria Bay, La., where research has
shown the oil may be causing sickness and death among dolphins.
And along parts of the gulf beaches, there's a strip of "tar
pavement" just beneath the sand, Murawski said.
Is Butter Bad for You? The Real Benefits of Real Butter
Natural Society - Is butter really bad for you? Butter has been
replaced my margarine, but we now know that margarine is
actually much WORSE for you than butter. Here are the facts.
Natural lemon extract is cytotoxic to breast cancer cells
(NaturalNews) A new study has shown for the first time how
limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus
fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This
sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast
cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit
consumption may lower breast cancer risk.
Four ways to know if GMOs are making you fatter
(NaturalNews) Besides what we already know about the dangers of
consuming genetically modified foods, these "frankenfoods" now
appear to play a key role in the current obesity pandemic....
Through food, beverages and drinking water alone, the average
American consumes between 10 and 13 different pesticides every
single day. And with nine of the 10 most common pesticides being
known endocrine disruptors, the origins of this fatter, sicker
population may be less of a mystery than conventional spin
doctors might like us to think. A person experiencing weight
gain in conjunction with any of the following lifestyle patterns
or behaviors can be sure the destructive forces of GMOs are hard
at work in their own bodies...
Mexico hit by diabetes epidemic as processed American foods take
(NaturalNews) As the U.S. trade deficit continues to soar, the
one thing America has been successful at exporting is its fast
food industry, and with it, all of the health problems it
Increase your energy by supporting your thyroid and adrenals
(NaturalNews) Millions of people have thyroid and adrenal
problems and don't even know it. A closer look at the thyroid
reveals that this tiny little gland (located in the neck) is so
powerful - it only needs to produce one teaspoon of thyroid
hormone to drive the metabolic rate of every cell in your body.
Thyroid disorders or adrenal fatigue can increase your risk for
anxiety, depression, hair loss, heart disease, obesity plus much
more.... A tired body and mind is not normal. Don't settle for
less than you deserve - here's a simple, 4-step plan to reclaim
Five ways fish oil protects your heart and body
(NaturalNews) There are a number of scientifically-proven
reasons why supplementing with high-quality fish oil is an
important part of a healthy diet. Your brain, joints, muscles,
heart, and skin all rely on the omega-3 fatty acids and other
nutrients in fish oil to function as they should -- without
these nutrients, your body is much more prone to disease,
degradation, and ultimately death. Here are five specific ways
that fish oil helps prevent disease and promote lasting health
Seven tips for staying sane, healthy and stress-free during the
(NaturalNews) Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the other end-of-year
holidays that people commonly celebrate are meant to be a joyous
time of gathering together with friends and family, enjoying
delicious food, and exchanging gifts. But along with all these
festivities can come a whole lot of busyness, stress, and
fatigue, which can take a huge toll on your health and
well-being. Here are seven simple ways to keep your body healthy
and rejuvenated during this busy holiday season, and avoid the
typical holiday pitfalls that leave most people feeling worn out
Magnesium's Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined
Green Med Info - Research relevant to magnesium has been
accumulating for the past 40 years at a steady rate of
approximately 2,000 new studies a year. Our database project has
indexed well over 100 health benefits of magnesium thus far. For
the sake of brevity, we will address seven key therapeutic
applications for magnesium as follows...
Common Heart Drug Kills 41% More Often than Not Taking It
Gaia Health - For decades, the standard medical treatment for
irregular heartbeat has been digitalis, now usually sold under
the generic name of digoxin. It’s a killer, and no other term
comes close to describing its effects. It kills 41% more people
who take it than those who do not. Whether the patient-victims
have diagnosed heart disease or not, and whether they’re male or
female makes no difference. If you take digitalis, you’re 41%
more likely to die.
VIDEO: DARPA Sponsored Company Unveils Drones That Can Fly
Through Doors And Windows
Steve Watson - A company that uses underlying technology
sponsored by DAPRA, the military’s tech research arm, has
developed a drone that can can fly through doors and windows and
relay back high resolution surveillance video indefinitely and
without a break in signal.
Hundreds of complaints about dog food
WOIA News - A San Antonio woman believes a popular kind of dog
food she gave to her two dogs made them so sick, she had to put
them down. Other dog owners across the nation are making similar
claims, too. The particular dog food the woman called us about
is the canned Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice meal for
seniors. The woman says she gave it to her older dog first and
then to her younger dog. Within weeks, they were both dead.
Evangers Pet Food Troubles
Susan Thixton - Last year the FDA issued a Warning Letter to
Evangers Pet Food, no close out of this investigation has been
issued (the FDA is still investigating). Now I’ve been made
aware of another concern for this pet food manufacturer; a
judgment that appears to have cost them significant fines.
in History - Wednesday - December 5, 2012
1776 - In Williamsburg, VA, at the College of William and Mary the first
scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized.
1797 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris to command forces for the
invasion of England.
1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte left his army as they were retreating from
1848 - U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming
the fact that gold had been discovered in California.
1904 - The Russian fleet was destroyed by the Japanese at Port Arthur,
during the Russo-Japanese War.
1913 - Britain outlawed the sending of arms to Ireland.
1932 - German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa making it
possible for him to travel to the U.S.
1933 - Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to
ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1936 - The Soviet Union adopted a new Constitution under a Supreme
1944 - During World War II, Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.
1945 - The so-called "Lost Squadron" disappeared. The five U.S. Navy
Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy flyers began a training mission at the
Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They were never heard from again.
1951 - The first push button-controlled garage opened in Washington, DC.
1955 - The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial
Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO.
1956 - British and French forces began a withdrawal from Egypt during
the Suez War.
1962 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to cooperate in the peaceful
uses of outer space.
1978 - The American space probe Pioneer Venus I, orbiting Venus, began
beaming back its first information and picture of the planet.
1984 - Iran's official news agency quoted the hijackers of a Kuwaiti
jetliner parked at Tehran airport as saying they would blow up the plane
unless Kuwait released 14 imprisoned extremists.
1985 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 for the first
1988 - Jim Bakker and former aide Richard Dortch were indicted by a
federal grand jury in North Carolina on fraud and conspiracy charges.
1989 - Israeli soldiers killed five heavily armed Arab guerrillas who
crossed the border from Egypt. The guerrillas were allegedly going to
launch a terrorist attack commemorating the anniversary of the
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin kept the power to appoint Cabinet
ministers, defeating a constitutional amendment that would have put his
team of reformers under the control of Russia's Congress.
1998 - James P. Hoffa became the head of the Teamsters union, 23 years
after his father was the head. His father disappeared and was presumed
2001 - In Germany, Afghan leaders signed a pact to create a temporary
administration for post-Taliban Afghanistan. Two women were included in
the cabinet structure. Hamid Karzai and his Cabinet were planned to take
over power in Afghanistan on December 22.
Serb ambassador to NATO dies after reportedly jumping from a Brussels
RT - Serbia’s ambassador to NATO, Branislav Milinkovic has leapt to his
death from a parking lot in a Brussels airport. Police have launched a
probe to find out the motives behind the apparent suicide that came amid
Serb talks with NATO officials.... Milinkovic was at the Brussels
airport to receive Serbian Deputy Foreign Minister Zoran Vujicm, who was
due in the Belgian capital for NATO talks along with other officials.
After the delegation arrived, they walked through the parking lot to
their cars, and Milinkovic suddenly broke from the group, walked over to
the barrier and jumped, an anonymous official said.
‘Syria is not Libya’ - Lavrov
RT - The Russian Foreign Ministry has told its NATO partners that it
hopes there will be no attempts at military intervention in Syria.
Lavrov advanced Russia’s firm position on Syria after a meeting of the
Russia-NATO Council in Brussels on Tuesday.... Moscow, which is pushing
for a diplomatic resolution of the Syrian conflict, has regularly met
with both the Syrian rebel opposition as well as those who are loyal to
Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose rule has been fiercely challenged
by a 20-month political uprising.
Palestinians to sue Israel at ICC over settlement expansion
Press TV - Nabil Sha’at, a senior member of the Palestinian Authority,
said on Tuesday that Palestinians would file a complaint at the ICC if
the Israeli regime sticks to its recent plan to build thousands more
settler units in East al-Quds and the West Bank, including in the
controversial E1 area. “By continuing these war crimes of settlement
activities on our lands and stealing our money, Israel is pushing and
forcing us to go to the ICC,” Sha’at said.
Israel rejects UN call for nuclear transparency
RT - Israel has rebuffed a UN call to adhere to the Nuclear Non
Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and open itself to international inspectors,
calling the suggestion a "meaningless mechanical vote" of a body that
“lost all its credibility regarding Israel.”
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood calls for pro-Morsi demonstration
Press TV - Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called for a demonstration in
support of President Mohamed Morsi outside the presidential palace in
the capital Cairo, on Wednesday.
VIDEO: Morsi returns to palace as protesters block entrance
RT - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has returned to his palace, but
some 200 protesters are still blocking one of the entrances. The
president was forced to flee his residence on Tuesday when protesters
clashed with police.
NATO votes to deploy Patriot missiles on Turkey-Syria border
RT - NATO foreign ministers have voted to approve Ankara’s request for
Patriot missiles to be deployed on the Turkey-Syria border. Ankara
requested the deployment over fears that Syria could attack with
missiles and chemical weapons. The Patriots can be used to intercept
missiles and planes. Officials from the 28-member alliance meeting in
Brussels have said that the US-made missiles will be for purely
Syrian rebels kill 29 students in attack on school near Damascus
RT - A mortar attack by Syrian rebels on a school near Damascus has
reportedly killed 29 students and a teacher, local SANA news agency
reported.... Although the attack was confirmed by the Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights, the identity of the attackers remains unknown. Syria's
state news agency reported that an unspecified group of rebels shelled
the school. “They were killed by a mortar launched by terrorists,” the
broadcaster said, referring to the rebels fighting the pro-government
VIDEO: Morsi flees as angry crowd storms Cairo palace in clash with riot
RT - Egyptian riot police have fired tear gas at protesters
demonstrating against President Mohamed Morsi near the presidential
palace in Cairo. At least 18 people have been injured in the clashes,
which forced Morsi flee his residence. Presidential sources say Morsi
left the palace as the crowd started getting out of control. Protesters
broke through police lines and barbed wire barricades in front of the
presidential palace, with riot police responding with tear gas.
Iran aims biological warheads at Israel
WND - Iran has 170 ballistic missiles aimed at Tel Aviv, many with
biological warheads, WND has learned. According to a source who served
in Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and who recently defected, the Islamic
regime has armed hundreds of its ballistic missiles with biological
warheads, and 170 of them are targeting Tel Aviv from underground
missile silos. The Islamic regime ruling Iran has prepared for the total
destruction of Israel, he said.
‘Iran will take legal action against US’
Press TV - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday
that the US ScanEagle drone, which had been captured by the Islamic
Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) upon entering the country’s airspace over
Persian Gulf waters, would be used as evidence against the US at
international courts, IRNA reported. “We had formally protested such
actions by the US and had announced that we would defend our borders by
any means possible,” Salehi said.
VIDEO: Iran Shows Off Downed U.S. Spy Drone
Kurt Nimmo - “The U.S. drone, which was conducting a reconnaissance
flight and gathering data over the Persian Gulf in the past few days,
was captured by the Guard’s navy air defense unit as soon as it entered
Iranian airspace. Such drones usually take off from large warships,”
said Gen. Ali Fadavi, navy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The U.S.
Navy disputed the claim and said all its unmanned aircraft in the region
were “fully accounted for,” according to CBS News. Iranian television
showed footage of a Boeing-designed ScanEagle, described as a low-cost,
long-endurance autonomous unmanned vehicle (see video above).
‘Scum villages’: Amsterdam to exile lawbreakers to prison camps
RT - Amsterdam residents with a record of harassing their neighbors will
be exiled, the city’s mayor announced. After being forced out, they will
live under police supervision in special container housing units with
only basic amenities. Authorities in the Dutch capital have formed a
task force to identify the worst offenders behind the 13,000 complaints
of antisocial behavior the city receives annually, Amsterdam-based daily
Het Parool reported. Those charged who defy a compulsory six-month
course in the camps will face eviction and homelessness. Amsterdam Mayor
Eberhard van der Laan has allocated an estimated 1.3 million euro to the
project, which he argued will protect law-abiding residents from being
forced to move by unruly neighbors.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Arrest of Activist Artist Protesting Drones Highlights NYPD
Activist Post - Attia, a former veteran of the war in Iraq as a
geo-spatial analyst ... designed a series of fake ads that
co-opted city display cases; his posters depicted drone
surveillance and bombings with the statement, "Drones:
Protection When You Least Expect It." Attia has been charged
with 56 counts of possession of a forged instrument and grand
larceny possession of stolen property. An additional charge,
which could carry the most severe penalty with years in jail,
concerns an unloaded .22 pistol that was found under his bed at
the site of his arrest. Attia claims that the gun is a
Senate approves $631bn defense budget
Press TV - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Pentagon's
2013 budget on Tuesday, despite a political impasse over debt
reduction that could see huge cuts to military spending next
year. After months of negotiations, lawmakers voted 98-0 to
approve the $631 billion National Defense Authorization Act for
Fiscal Year 2013, which actually began on October 1. The bill
must be reconciled with a version passed earlier this year in
the House of Representatives before going to President Barack
Obama's desk for signature, although the White House has
threatened to veto the act.
Bloomberg wants Hillary Clinton to succeed him
RT - Rather than enter the 2016 presidential race, New York City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg encouraged Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton to instead run for his position in 2013.
TSA Seeks Permission to Conduct “Security Assessments” on
Paul Joseph Watson - The TSA is seeking permission from the
Office of Management and Budget to conduct “security
assessments” on highways as well as at 140 other public
transportation hubs, including bus depots and train stations.
The request was buried amidst a deluge of jargon and published
in the Federal Register on November 30. If approved, it would
allow the TSA to to “conduct transportation security-related
assessments during site visits with security and operating
officials of surface transportation entities.”
TSA creating all new watch list for Americans
RT - Being absent from a federal no-fly list might not mean you
won’t be hassled the next time you enter an US airport. The
Transportation and Security Administration is constructing a new
list of known “low risk” passengers. According to the November
19 Federal Register newsletter put out by the US government, the
TSA is trying to put together a new roster of airport patrons
who may be a cause for concern but not necessarily dangerous
enough to be added to the no-fly list that contains suspected
terrorists and other persons of interest.
Deputy Police Chief Calls For “Permanent” DWI Checkpoints In
Paul Joseph Watson - A deputy police chief in South Texas wants
to set up “permanent” DWI checkpoints in order to “save lives,”
raising the possibility that Texans could be forced to show
their papers, submit to breathalyzer tests, or even be mandated
to have blood drawn whenever they drive down the street.... Jim
Harrington of the Texas Civil Rights Project opposed the idea,
saying sobriety checkpoints allow for police abuse of power. The
measure is expected to be debated by legislators in January.
Breaking: Does New Photo Prove Trayvon Martin Killing Was
Infowars - A newly released color photo showing injuries
sustained by George Zimmerman during his altercation with
Trayvon Martin, which ended up with Zimmerman shooting the
17-year-old dead, could prove that the killing was an act of
self-defense and that media coverage of the story was an
exercise in manufactured race-baiting.
US households already went off their fiscal cliff and breached
their debt ceiling – US quickly approaching another debt ceiling
limit aligning with the fiscal cliff
mybudget360.com - Few people realize that the debt ceiling is
aligning right on track with the fiscal cliff. Total public
outstanding debt is now at $16.369 trillion and is only $63
billion away from breaching the limit.... An interesting
parallel is looking at US households. Instead of adjusting to
lower incomes in the 1990s and 2000s, US households decided to
go into massive debt. Yet that access to debt has now been
breached. In essence, US households hit their own debt ceiling
and fiscal cliff...
Federal Reserve Buying 90% of New Bonds
silverdoctors.com - According to JPMorgan (who would know since
as a primary dealer, they flip treasury take-downs to the Fed
roughly 30 minutes after issuance for a handsome profit), the
Federal Reserve is currently absorbing approximately 90% of new
dollar-denominated fixed-income assets.... That’s right, even
the financial MSM is now admitting that the Fed is now nearly
entirely monetizing the US deficit outright. This is why QE4
will be announced next Wednesday (which has already been fully
priced in thanks to multiple leaks from the Chicago Fed’s Evans
as well as Bernanke last week) and why the Fed will ramp up
outright purchases to $85 billion a month ($1.02 Trillion/yr)
when operation Twist ends- there are simply no remaining buyers
of US debt.
YouTube: Ben Swann - The Jerry Doyle Show - John Boehner Purges
Dissent need not apply in the House Finance Committee. John
Boehner has bounced a number of Republicans who have voted
against party leadership reminding us of the moves made at the
RNC to silence the Ron Paul delegates. Ben Swann joins Jerry in
talking about it....
Hostess CEO Cuts Worker Pay, But Leaves Own Salary Untouched
thinkprogress.org - After failed Twinkies-maker Hostess filed
for bankruptcy in November, acting chief executive Gregory
Rayburn imposed an 8 percent across-the-board pay cut on the
company’s workers. Despite those cuts, Rayburn, who took the
company over after its second bankruptcy filing in March, will
not be subject to the pay cut because he is not technically a
New Bill Would Take Income-Based Student Loan Payments Straight
From Your Paycheck
Consumerist - Student Loan debt in the U.S. recently crossed the
$1 trillion mark, with a good chunk of that owed to the U.S.
government. In an attempt to streamline the whole process, a
soon-to-be-introduced bill would replace the current system of
debt collection with automatic payroll deductions tied to the
borrower’s income. Similar systems are already in place in the
U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, and Wisconsin Representative
Tom Petri plans to introduce the idea to Congress as soon as
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Kick Off The Holidays With Yearly
Moratorium On Foreclosures
Consumerist - For three years in a row, we’ve been able to take
note of a particularly heartwarming act by two of the country’s
largest mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Just as the
two companies did in 2011 and 2010, they announced today that
they’ll suspend all bank repossessions of homes starting Dec. 19
and Dec. 17, respectively, running through January 2, 2013. That
simple act could help homeowners ensure they can stay home for
VIDEO: The Global Warming Distracting You From The Real Issues
GMOs, Depleted Uranium, Nuclear Plants
xrepublic.tv - Mark De Witt explains how corporations and
politicians highjacked global warming to cash in on your tax $.
In a mean time the real threats are ignored.
VIDEO: Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Charge Federal Regulators
With Favoring Secrecy Over Safety
Huffington Post - Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are
precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined
government and military service.... Now both men are also
reluctant whistleblowers, stepping out publicly to accuse the
NRC of being both disconcertingly sluggish and inappropriately
secretive about severe -- and in one case, potentially
catastrophic -- flood risks at nuclear plants that sit
downstream from large dams.
Colorado officials question link of fracking-waste disposal to
Denver Post - Some 330 fracking wastewater disposal wells have
been drilled around Colorado. Drilling companies inject huge
volumes of the brine water and chemical waste generated by
hydraulic fracturing. "This is a societal risk you need to be
considering," said U.S. Geological Survey scientist Justin
Rubinstein, co-author of a report to be presented this week at
an American Geophysical Union gathering. A USGS team based in
Menlo Park, Calif., found that the quake in Colorado and a
damaging 5.6-magnitude quake in Oklahoma both were induced by
disposal of fracking waste underground.
FDA allows criminal drug company to market generic Lipitor drug
containing tiny shards of glass
(NaturalNews) For the second time in fewer than four months,
India-based drug giant Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a
formal recall on its drug atorvastatin calcium, which is a
generic version of the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor.
According to reports, the company, which has been the subject of
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigations since
2006 because of fraud, publicly released more than 40 lots of
the tainted drug, which this time was found to contain tiny
pieces of glass.
Toxic amounts of aluminum found in infant formulas
(NaturalNews) Although the unacceptably excessive presence of
aluminum in infant formulas has been scientifically documented
and proven since the late 1990s and the manufacturing companies
are sufficiently warned and very well aware of the health
problems it causes, it looks like commercial infant formulas
still contain too much of this neurotoxic element.
Olsen Twins Designer Bag Linked with Medication Sells for $55k
Natural Society - What’s more trendy than Ritalin, Celebrex, and
Zoloft? In our Big Pharma culture where pharmaceutical drugs are
not just the norm but fully embraced as badges to display to the
public, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with one
designer to create a ‘designer’ bag laced with major Big Pharma
prescription pills. And for a mere $55,000, the Olsen twins
designer bag can be your own.... More important than the
outrageous prices, however, is what the new bag design reveals
about our culture. Pharmaceutical drugs have now entered the
realm of fashion, with anti-depressant drugs becoming trendy and
unique as a result of Big Pharma marketing and the mainstream
3 of the Most Potent Healing Foods
Natural Society - “Everything you eat is either fighting disease
or fueling it.” We know foods have the potential to be healing.
What you eat can either harm your health or make it better. And
nowhere is that more true than with medicinal foods like garlic,
turmeric, and ginger. All three of these foods have amazing
flavor and incredible benefits. They can help prevent disease
and even cure certain illnesses and complaints. These three
represent the trinity of healing foods.
Ginger root is a miracle cure for prostate cancer
(NaturalNews)The British Journal of Nutrition published the
results of an American study recently in which ginger extract (zingiber
officinale) actually killed human prostate cancer cells while
healthy prostate cells did not die. The results occurred at a
daily dose of 100 mg of ginger extract per kg of body weight
(based on a man weighing 150 pounds this equals about 550 mg
extract per day). In eight weeks, the ginger extract slashed
prostate tumor growth in half. The researchers have estimated
that 100 grams of fresh ginger eaten daily will offer the same
Higher vitamin D intake linked with cognitive performance and
Alzheimer's disease risk in women
(NaturalNews) A research team from the Angers University
Hospital in France has released the results of a study in the
Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and
Medical Sciences that demonstrates how vitamin D may be a vital
component for the cognitive health of women as they age. In the
study, scientists provide evidence to demonstrate that higher
vitamin D dietary intake is associated with a lower risk of
developing Alzheimer's disease.
Pesticide-Chemical in Tap Water Linked to Increase in Food
Natural Society - Using government data, researchers at the
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology sought out to
find the potential link between pesticides and food allergies.
They were particularly interested in dichlorophenols, a class of
chemical compounds encompassing the well-known herbicide used in
Agent Orange, 2,4-D. For their research, they measured the
presence of dichlorophenols in urine to find any connection....
The researchers found that dichlorophenol-containing pesticides
may be partly to blame for the rising cases of food allergies.
The lead author of the study, Elina Jerschow, notes that these
pesticides can ‘weaken food tolerance’ and subsequently lead to
food allergies. The chemical is also added to chlorinate tap
From Tomb To Table: Cumin's Health Benefit's Rediscovered
Green Med Info - This enchanting spice, found in Egyptian tombs
and on Greek tables, alike, has been the subject of renewed
scientific interest in the past few decades. It was recently
tested to be superior to a popular antidiabetic drug in an
experimental model of diabetes.... New research now indicates
that these ancient "culinary" uses, once considered primarily
aesthetic in nature, may have served more fundamental medicinal
roles in these cultures. How do we know this? Modern scientific
investigation has revealed that cumin has a broad range of
potential healing properties that, when properly applied, could
alleviate human suffering.... There are at least 10 other
potential medicinal properties of cumin now confirmed in the
How to get targeted ads on your TV? Try a camera in your set-top
arstechnica.com - Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR that can
watch and listen to the goings-on in your living room. In the
application, the company proposes to use the technology to serve
targeted ads appropriate to whatever you’re doing in the, uh,
privacy of your own home—fighting, cuddling, or hanging out with
Movie Studios Ask Google To Censor Their Own Films, Facebook and
torrentfreak.com - In what is by far the greatest DMCA mess
we’ve ever witnessed, several major movie studios have seemingly
asked Google to take down legitimate copies of their own films.
Through an agent the studios further requested the search engine
to remove their official Facebook pages and Wikipedia entries,
as well as movie reviews in prominent newspapers. Has the world
gone mad or…?
Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans' text messages
CNET News - AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless
providers would be required to record and store information
about Americans' private text messages for at least two years,
according to a proposal that police have submitted to the U.S.
CNET has learned a constellation of law enforcement groups has
asked the U.S. Senate to require that wireless companies retain
that information, warning that the lack of a current federal
requirement "can hinder law enforcement investigations."
VIDEO: 'Everyone in US under virtual surveillance' - NSA
RT - The FBI has the e-mails of nearly all US citizens,
including congressional members, according to NSA whistleblower
William Binney. Speaking to RT he warned that the government can
use information against anyone it wants.
in History - Tuesday - December 4, 2012
1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces
Tavern in New York.
1791 - Britain's Observer newspaper was first published.
1812 - Peter Gaillard patented the power mower.
1867 - The National Grange of Husbandry was founded.
1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the
Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson became the first chief executive to
travel to Europe while in office.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of
the Works Progress Administration. The program had been created in order
to provide jobs during the Great Depression.
1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time
during World War II.
1945 - The U.S. Senate approved American participation in the United
1965 - The U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman
and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on board.
1973 - Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter.
1978 - Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first woman mayor when
she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been murdered.
1979 - For the second time, the United Nations Security Council voted
unanimously to urge Iran to free American hostages that had been taken
on November 4.
1980 - The bodies of four American nuns slain in El Salvador two days
earlier were unearthed. Five national guardsmen were later convicted of
1983 - U.S. jet fighters struck Syrian anti-aircraft positions in
Lebanon in retaliation for attacks directed at American reconnaissance
planes. Navy Lt. Robert O. Goodman Jr. was shot down and captured by
1984 - A five-day hijack drama began as four men seized a Kuwaiti
airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it to land in Tehran. Two
American passengers were killed by the hijackers.
1986 - Both U.S. houses of Congress moved to establish special
committees to conduct their own investigations of the Iran-Contra
1987 - Cuban inmates at a federal prison in Atlanta freed their 89
hostages, peacefully ending an 11-day uprising.
1988 - The government of Argentina announced that hundreds of heavily
armed soldiers had ended a four-day military revolt.
1990 - Iraq promised to release 3,300 Soviet citizens it was holding.
1991 - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson was released after
nearly seven years in captivity in Lebanon.
1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered American troops to lead a
mercy mission to Somalia.
1993 - The Angolan government and its UNITA guerrilla foes formally
adopted terms for a truce. The conflict was killing an estimated 1,000
people per day.
1994 - Bosnian Serbs released 53 out of about 400 UN peacekeepers they
were holding as insurance against further NATO airstrikes.
2001 - O.J. Simpson's home in Florida was raided by the FBI in an
ongoing two year international investigation into drug trafficking,
satellite service pilfering and money laundering. Some satellite
equipment was taken from Simpson's home and no drugs were found.
UN resolution calls for Israeli nuclear transparency
Press TV - The UN passes a resolution, calling on the Israeli regime to
quickly open its nuclear program to inspection and join the nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) “without further delay.” The 193-member
UN General Assembly on Monday passed the resolution 174 to six with six
abstentions, urging Tel Aviv to allow the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) to have access to its nuclear facilities. Only the US,
Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau voted against the
resolution that reflects international concern about suspicious Israeli
nuclear activities. Israel, the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the
Middle East, is widely known to have between 200 and 400 nuclear
Tehran claims capture of US spy drone in Iranian airspace
RT - Tehran has claimed it captured a US spy drone in the Persian Gulf
after the unmanned aircraft entered Iranian airspace, Iran’s Press TV
reported. The drone was identified as a US-made ScanEagle. The drone was
allegedly gathering intelligence on Iran, and was detected after flying
over the Persian Gulf for the past two days. The Islamic Revolution
Guard Corps Navy captured the drone after the aircraft violated Iranian
airspace, naval chief Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said.
Militants assassinate journalist in Syrian capital: Syria TV
Press TV - The foreign-backed militants in Syria have assassinated a
journalist in the Syrian capital, Damascus, the Syrian TV reports.
Monsanto to receive huge government bailout from European Union
(NaturalNews) After unloading tens of millions of dollars to defeat the
historic California Proposition 37 to label genetically-modified
organisms (GMOs), biotechnology abomination Monsanto is now set to
receive a multi-million dollar bailout from the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a London-based financial group
connected to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
to cover a slew of financial losses incurred by the evil corporation
Israeli settlers occupy 5-story house in Palestinian area of East
RT - Israeli settlers have occupied a five-story house in a Palestinian
area of East Jerusalem, allegedly in an effort to establish a new
settlement. It comes as the international community condemns Tel Aviv’s
plan to build new settlements in the area. Peace Now, an organization
which calls itself the “leading voice of Israeli public pressure for
peace,” has condemned the move in a statement.
U.N. pulls nonessential international staff from Syria
The United Nations has ordered all of its non-essential international
staff to leave Syria, saying Monday that the escalating violence in the
civil war-struck country is making it harder and more risky for
humanitarian workers to do their jobs. The U.N. also plans to reduce
some of its field work in the Arab state.... The U.N. also has decided
to halt field trips into Syria from the capital Damascus by its
international staff except in certain emergency cases.
Pentagon relies on Iran in fighting for soldiers' health in Afghanistan
RT - The US military has grown increasingly dependent on the antivenin
to treat bites by Oxus cobras, which is a highly venomous snake whose
bite can completely paralyze its victim in less than an hour. In most
cases, those who are left untreated after such a cobra bite do not
survive. The antivenin is also used to treat bites by Haly’s pit vipers
and other snakes that are found in southwest Asia.... With $35,650 spent
on the antivenin vials since January 2011, the US has been a significant
customer for the Iranian institute, mainly because suppliers are few.
US boosts number of spy drone flights over Iran
RT - The Wall Street Journal alleges this week that the US has ramped-up
its number of spy drone missions over the Bushehr nuclear reactor ever
since fuel rods were unexpectedly discharged from the facility in
October, just two months after the facility became fully operational.
Egypt draft constitution gets oversight from Supreme Judicial Council
RT - Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council has agreed to oversee referendum
on draft constitution following the country’s highest court open-ended
strike, thus overriding calls for a boycott. The highest judicial
authority agreed that it would delegate its judges to monitor the
constitutional referendum, which is slated on December 15. Mohamed
Gadallah, Morsi’s legal adviser, estimates that up to 10,000 people may
be needed to supervise the vote.
UBS near a deal over Libor rigging
RT - Swiss bank UBS AG is reportedly close to settling an investigation
by US and British authorities over alleged Libor rate manipulation and
could pay a more than $450 million fine. Currently the bank is in
discussions with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the US
Justice Department and Britain's Financial Services Authority over the
issue, the New York Times reported citing officials close to the matter.
Duma Warns Russian TV Over End of World Hype
RIA Novosti - A group of Russian politicians have urged national TV
networks to show restraint in broadcasting material suggesting the end
of the world is nigh, a deputy from Russia's LDPR party said on
Monday.... Their letter warned TV stations that excessive media hype
about the "end of the world" could have negative effects on some
people's mental and emotional state, and also stressed that thousands of
conmen, pseudo-wizards, self-styled "visionaries" and "snake-oil
salesmen" are exploiting it to prey on the gullible. The letter called
for the media to run special announcements stating that talk of any
upcoming apocalypse is clearly unscientific.
Norway ringing in thorium nuclear New Year with Westinghouse at the
smartplanet.com - A privately held Norwegian company will start burning
thorium fuel in a conventional test reactor owned by Norway’s government
with help from U.S.-based nuclear giant Westinghouse, the company
revealed here recently. The four-year test at Norway’s government owned
Halden reactor could help thorium inch closer to replacing uranium as a
possible safer and more effective nuclear power source. Many people
believe that thorium is superior because it leaves less long- lived
dangerous waste, makes it far more difficult to fashion bombs, runs more
efficiently, and can be made meltdown proof.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
New Yorker Editor: “Hillary Clinton Is Running For President”
Paul Joseph Watson - [New Yorker Magazine editor David] Remnick
made the observation after attending the annual Saban Forum in
Washington, D.C. this past weekend, a meeting of highly
influential members of the Israeli political class, including
Avigdor Lieberman and Ehud Olmert. Former President Bill Clinton
was also in attendance. “Hillary Clinton is running for
President,” wrote Remnick, adding, “Everyone had a theory of
which they were one hundred percent certain."
YouTube: Sec. of State Hillary Clinton Needs Taxpayer Money for
Ben Swann takes a look at statements by Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton about the need for more money to put out the
American governments message.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Bob Costas Has 'No Basis' for
Bringing Gun Control Into the Jovan Belcher Tragedy
On FBN's Varney & Co. this morning, Judge Andrew Napolitano
weighed in on the issue, saying that Costas and Whitlock have
"no basis" for the conclusion that Belcher and Perkins would
still be alive if he did not have access to a gun. "We all use
steak knives to help us enjoy our meals, but they can also be a
dangerous weapon. So is the government going to ban them?
They're far more easily attainable than guns," said Napolitano.
GMO company DuPont Pioneer bribing third-grade students with
(NaturalNews) Biotechnology giant Pioneer Hi-Bred, which is
owned by chemical giant DuPont, has made a strategic inroad into
public education in Hawaii. According to The Garden Island, this
key purveyor of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) has
developed a partnership with Eleele Elementary School (EES) in
Eleele, Hawaii, where the company has apparently been given free
reign to subtly indoctrinate the school's students into GMO
dogma while bribing them with so-called "seed" money.
Cheerios Removes App During Fury of Anti-GMO Backlash
Activist Post - Just a few days ago, Cheerios (General Mills)
released an app on Facebook asking 'fans' to gratefully show
what Cheerios means to them. Users could write their own
sentiments by placing Cheerios' iconic black font over a yellow
template, complete with little cheerios for periods and dots.
The app was yanked after only one day when their Facebook page
(and photo album associated with the app) was flooded with a
torrent of anti-GMO messages from angry consumers.
US Senate bans Russia arms exports
Press TV - The US Senate has unanimously approved a motion to
bar the Pentagon from purchasing any kind of military items from
Russia’s major arms exporter Rosoboronexport over the firm’s
weapons sales to Syria. The amendment to the National Defense
Authorization Act authored by Republican Senator John Cornyn
needs to be approved by the Congress. The amendment, however,
clearly stipulates that the ban can be overturned if “the
Secretary of Defense determines that such a waiver is in the
national security interests of the United States with respect to
the capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces.”
VIDEO: From sci-fi to reality: The computer-blitzing drone that
can cripple a nation's electronics at the touch of a button
Daily Mail - Now scientists have turned fantasy into reality by
developing a missile that targets buildings with microwaves that
disable computers but don’t harm people. Aircraft manufacturer
Boeing successfully tested the weapon on a one-hour flight
during which it knocked out the computers of an entire military
compound in the Utah desert. It is thought the missile could
penetrate the bunkers and caves believed to be hiding Iran’s
suspected nuclear facilities. But experts have warned that, in
the wrong hands, the technology could be used to bring Western
cities such as London to their knees.
Sen. Schumer Inaugurated Latest Anti-gun Frenzy When He Moved to
Take Firearms from Veterans
Kurt Nimmo - Prior to the anti-Second Amendment commentary of
Bob Costas and Kansas City sports writer Jason Whitlock (who
compared the NRA to the KKK), notorious gun-grabber Charles
Schumer made a move in the Senate to deny veterans the right to
own firearms. Schumer raised a stink last week after Sen. Tom
Coburn, R-Okla., prepared to amend a $631 billion defense bill
and prevent the Veterans Affairs Department from adding the
names of veterans the government designates as mentally
incompetent and unable to handle their finances into the
National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Entire Louisiana Town Evacuated After Authorities Discover 6
Million Pounds of Improperly Stored Explosives
theblaze.com - A town in northwest Louisiana has been turned on
its head after authorities discovered a staggering 6 million
pounds of improperly stored explosives that, according to the
Associated Press, is sometimes used in howitzers and other
artillery. Boxes and small barrels of the M6 artillery
propellant were found both outdoors and crammed into
unauthorized buildings leased by Explo Systems Inc. at Camp
Minden, a former Louisiana Army Ammunitions Plant, state police
superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said Sunday. About 800 of the
residents of nearby Doyline voluntarily left on Friday, and
police have continued to evacuate residents as they contain the
Veteran Journalist Describes “Sexual Assault”, “Rape” At Hands
Steve Watson - A prominent journalist of over 20 years has
written a scathing piece describing her treatment at the hands
of the TSA last week, saying she feels “violated and raped”....
“The search involved highly invasive groping and probing of my
private areas.” Kaplan writes. “As part of the procedure, which
took five to six minutes, the TSA agent reached into my skirt,
exploring front to back.”... “I am horrified and disgusted by
the experience – a clear example of absolute abuse of absolute
power.” Kaplan states.
YouTube: Police unload 137 bullets into UNARMED suspects after
pursuit; 2 dead
EAST CLEVELAND, OH -- Two unarmed suspects were slain by police
officers after a 25-minute pursuit. At the conclusion of the
chase, which may have included up to 50 police vehicles, 13
officers drew their weapons and unloaded at least 137 rounds in
to the suspects' Chevy Malibu. No weapons were found, and there
was no evidence of return fire. The police were so violent and
so reckless that they even shot up their own cruisers with
VIDEO: Wichita Cops Indiscriminately Fire Tear Gas on 1,000
Intel Hub - This past Thanksgiving weekend in Wichita, Kansas
police indiscriminately fired tear gas on over 1,000 nightclub
patrons. The story is just now finally beginning to surface in
the media, thanks to viral videos that were posted to YouTube.
According to reports, there was an ongoing feud between the
business and the city, who was trying to force the night club
out to make way for expensive hotels.
Homeless Man Given Boots By NYC Police Officer Chooses To Go
npr.org - The Times says the man is Hillman, who has lived on
the streets of the city for most of the past decade. And
Hillman, who the Times writes "was by turns aggrieved, grateful
and taken aback by all the attention that had come his way,"
tells the newspaper that he's walking around barefoot again
because the boots are too valuable to wear all of the time. "I
could lose my life," he says. Someone might kill him for the
footwear. According to the Times, Hillman says he's an Army
veteran and has a "worn veteran's identification card that
confirmed his service." That connection to the military isn't
mentioned in a story from the New York Post, which found some of
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IRS aims to clarify investment income tax under healthcare law
Reuters - The Internal Revenue Service has released [159 pages
of] new rules for investment income taxes on capital gains and
dividends earned by high-income individuals that passed Congress
as part of the 2010 healthcare reform law. The 3.8 percent
surtax on investment income, meant to help pay for healthcare,
goes into effect in 2013. It is the first surtax to be applied
to capital gains and dividend income. The tax affects only
individuals with more than $200,000 in modified adjusted gross
income (MAGI), and married couples filing jointly with more than
$250,000 of MAGI.
Billions Wasted On Faulty Obamacare Digital Health Record
Judicial Watch - In a classic example of how government blows
through your tax dollars, billions have been squandered on a
faulty electronic medical records system that operates with no
oversight and continues receiving big wads of cash from Uncle
Sam. It gets better; by the time it’s all said and done—in about
four more years according to government estimates—American
taxpayers will have been fleeced $6.6 billion! It’s all part of
the Obama Administration’s hostile takeover of the nation’s
Obama Supporters - So how am I doing so far to start off my
nesaranews.blogspot.com - Here is a partial list of U.S.
companies that have eliminated jobs SINCE the November
VIDEO: Not So Safe Deposit Boxes States Seize Citizens' Property
to Balance Their Budgets ABC News
12160.info - This says it all!!!! States Seize/Steal Citizens
Private Property To Balance Budgets.
'Bleak future for US business owners'
Press TV - Concerning the next 12 months, 21 percent of the
questioned believed that their company will need to layoff
staff, 30 percent anticipate “poor” cash flow and 28 percent
expect to be in a “poor” financial position. All of these
results were the highest percent ever recorded for this Gallup
poll since the start in August 2003. Thirty-four percent of the
owners expected their capital spending would decrease over the
next 12 months making it a record high since July of 2010.
Is This Why Americans Have Lost The Drive To “Earn” More
Zero Hedge - In the recent past we noted the somewhat startling
reality that “the single mom is better off earning gross income
of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn
gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of
$57,045.” While mathematics is our tool – as opposed to the
mathemagics of some of the more politically biased media who did
not like our message – the painful reality in America is that:
for increasingly more Americans it is now more lucrative – in
the form of actual disposable income – to sit, do nothing, and
collect various welfare entitlements, than to work.
Vietnam veterans sue US military
Press TV - The military has failed to correct the wrongful
discharges of thousands of Vietnam veterans suffering from
post-traumatic stress disorder, an advocacy group says in a
federal lawsuit. Vietnam Veterans of America on Monday joined a
proposed class action lawsuit in Hartford against the Army, Navy
and Air Force. The lawsuit, filed last year by a veteran, says
the Vietnam veterans suffered PTSD before it was recognized and
were discharged under other-than-honorable conditions that made
them ineligible for disability compensation and other benefits.
The lawsuit says the military has refused to review or upgrade
the discharge statuses of thousands of Vietnam War-era veterans
with service-related PTSD.
Why Is the Media Ignoring the Mass Sinkholes Popping Up Around
Natural Society - It’s a hot issue on forums, some social
networking sectors, and certain alternative talk radio programs.
Sure, it has come up in some mainstream reports here and there,
but there are virtually no in-depth pieces tying everything
together. And they often fail to mention the scale of these
sinkholes, behemoth anomalies that can swallow up 100 foot
trees, houses, with the latest Ohio sinkhole devouring 4
football fields of land. Events that are sending residents
scrambling. A more serious issue, even beyond the dangers posed
by these radiation-leaking sinkholes, is how man-made processes
like fracking and excessive drilling are changing the planet on
a larger scale.
Sinkhole company fined $100,000. for failing to protect citizens
- National Human Rights
Examiner.com - Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James
Welsh announced Saturday that his Office has fined Texas Brine
LLC $100,000. for failure to comply with three orders in his
November 12 directive to the company that were given to protect
citizens and the environment.
San Onofre nuclear plant may have been sabotaged
RT - Officials at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in
California are investigating why they found coolant mixed with
oil in their safety equipment. Investigators are now trying to
determine if the incident was an act of sabotage by an employee.
The Southern California Edison’s San Onofre nuclear power plant
has often fallen under scrutiny for creating dangerous
conditions that some have worried could result in California’s
Fukushima. The plant was shut down over radioactive leaks in
January, but has since drafted a reopening plan without
undergoing a safety hearing.
VIDEO: Drake's Bay Oyster Co. Put Out of Business by Agenda 21
Activist Post - This is a sad story exposing the brand of
contrived science that is the defining M.O. of U.N. Agenda 21
Sustainable Development; this time putting Drake's Bay Oyster
Co. -- an 80-year-old company -- located in the Point Reyes
Estuary just north of San Fransisco out of business.... This
particular act of tyranny regarding Drake's Bay Oyster Co. will
do much detriment to Point Reyes' local economy in terms of
their livelihood, tourism and a culture; a way of life carried
on for many generations. These operations are orchestrated and
engineered to serve globalist ends in communities across our
country. Coercions pursuant to the Wildlands Network Project
which calls for humans being restricted to designated areas, and
the vast majority of North America "rewilded".
Secret information about Alzheimer's drug used for greedy
(NaturalNews) Here's another blow to the idea that doctors and
scientists are only using their research findings to help
patients. It turns out there's a way to make money off drug
research that doesn't even involve marketing the drugs. Although
it's illegal, it's obviously a tempting way for some greedy
folks unencumbered with ethics to make big bucks behind the
scenes --- just take drug research info that hasn't been made
public and secretly share this insider information with stock
Researchers uncover vital details to explain how vitamin D
(NaturalNews) It is an undisputed, scientifically validated fact
that vitamin D helps to prevent many chronic conditions ranging
from heart disease to diabetes, stroke and dementia. Some of the
most compelling work has shown that the prohormone can cut the
risk associated with certain forms of cancer by as much as 78
Conventional Food may Soon be Sterilized with 'Microwave Zap'
Natural Society - Using the ‘recent emergence’ of salmonella and
E.coli in food as a scapegoat, the corporation known as MicroZap
is seeking to make its way into the food supply with its new
‘microwave zap’ technique. The technique effectively hits food
with a super high level of microwave radiation, killing all
living bacteria (including good bacteria that is necessary for
digestion and proper overall function). The company says that by
using ‘MicroZap’ technology, food can be ‘sterilized’ and
mold-free for 60 days. Food that is zapped will not rot, as the
food is completely ‘wiped clean’.
Outsmart the winter blues with these five herbs
(NaturalNews) The winter blues, blahs, or SAD (seasonal
affective disorder) is from confinement under constantly
overcast winter skies or long, arctic nights. Then there is a
condition known as "cabin fever" or agitation and anxiety from
confinement while snowed in.
Consuming pomegranate juice regularly improves heart health
(NaturalNews) Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants such as
polyphenols, tannins, and anthocyanins. The health benefits of
pomegranate juice have been compared to that of red wine, purple
grape juice, and black tea.
19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu
Mother Earth News - We all know the signs of a cold or flu
settling in, about to derail us — however temporarily — from our
day-to-day lives. If your first thought when cold or flu
symptoms arise is to reach for an over-the-counter formula,
consider this: In the United States, we spend billions every
year trying to knock out these maladies, but most of that money
goes to treatments that only suppress symptoms and do little to
spur healing. With the following preventive measures and simple,
natural cold and flu remedies, you can save money, take control
of your health, and trim your time spent feeling under the
weather this cold and flu season.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Missouri Farmers Fight Rise In Hay Thefts
CBS News - As if it’s not bad enough that Missouri farmers are
trying to survive the worst drought in decades, now many of them
are facing a new problem that’s costing them big bucks. Missouri
Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst says thieves are actually
targeting those big bundles of hay that are left out in fields
prior to being harvested, hauling them off and selling the
valuable commodity.... This trend is happening in farm states
across the country, so much so that some are now putting global
positioning trackers inside their bales, in case they’re stolen.
Tell Congress to Dump the Monsanto Rider
Center for Food Safety- The biotech industry has quietly
inserted a dangerous policy rider into the Agriculture
Appropriations bill now being considered in Congress. Though
wrapped in a “farmer-friendly” package, this “farmer assurance
provision” is simply a biotech industry ploy to continue to
plant GE crops even when a court of law has found they were
approved illegally. The provision undermines USDA’s oversight of
GE crops, interferes with the U.S. judicial review process, and
could be unconstitutional. It is also completely unnecessary and
serves only to offer “assurance” to biotech companies like
Monsanto, not farmers.
Safe, Fun & Healthy Holidays for Cats
care2.com - The holidays bring with them decorations, gifts,
good foods, and lots of activity as people visit friends and
family to spread the good cheer. But to our cats these things
translate into new “toys” to play with that may not be entirely
safe, foods that probably shouldn’t be shared, and strange
people coming into our territory. What can you do to help make
the holidays safer and more enjoyable for your cat?
25 Ways to Reuse Junk Mail
care2.com - During the holiday months, it feels like my postman
delivers tons of holiday catalogs and offers – more than during
any other time of year. If you’re watching the junk mail stack
up, try some of these junk mail crafts! Of course, the best way
to reduce the impact from all of that junk mail is to
stop getting it in the first place. There are a few ways
that you can curb the junk mail...
6 Signs Your Marriage Could Fail
care2.com - Maintaining a marriage requires intentionality. Just
like other relationships, if your marriage doesn’t receive the
necessary time and attention, it will deteriorate. Couples tend
to enter marriages with great expectations, bringing both their
own histories of hurt and unmet needs. The unspoken expectation
that your partner will finally love you the way you desire to be
loved is often a setup for failure.
in History - Monday - December 3, 2012
1818 - Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the union.
1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States.
1833 - Oberlin College in Ohio opened as the first truly coeducational
school of higher education in the United States.
1835 - In Rhode Island, the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company
issued the first fire insurance policy.
1917 - The Quebec Bridge opened for traffic after almost 20 years of
planning and construction. The bridge suffered partial collapses in 1907
(August 29) and 1916 (September 11).
1931 - Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time.
1967 - In Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr.
Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis
Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.
1980 - U.S. Representatives Frank Thompson, Jr. (D-NJ) and John Murphy
(D-NY) were convicted on Abscam charges.
1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center removed the
respirator of Barney Clark. The retired dentist had become the world's
first recipient of a permanent artificial heart only one day before.
1983 - 3-foot-high concrete barriers were installed at two White House
1987 - U.S. President Reagan said there was a good chance of progress
toward a treaty on long-range weapons with Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
1988 - In South Africa, 11 black funeral mourners were slain in Natal
Province in an attack blamed on security forces.
1991 - After nearly five years, Shiite Muslim radicals in Lebanon
released American hostage Allen Sutten.
1992 - The UN Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-led military
mission to help starving Somalians.
1992 - The Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at La Coruna, Spain and
spilled 21.5 million gallons of crude oil.
1993 - Britain's Princess Diana announced she would be limiting her
public appearances because she was tired of the media's intrusions into
1993 - Angola's government and its rebel enemies agreed to a cease-fire
in their 18-year war.
1994 - Rebel Serbs in Bosnia failed to keep a pledge to release hundreds
of UN peacekeepers.
1994 - AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser died at the age 47. She and her
two children were infected with HIV because of a blood transfusion.
1995 - Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan was arrested for his
role in a 1979 coup.
1997 - In Ottawa, Canada, more than 120 countries were represented to
sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land
mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.
1997 - South Korea received $55 billion from the International Monetary
Fund to bailout its economy.
1999 - Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the Atlantic
Ocean alone. It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of
Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
1999 - The World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded a four-day meeting
in Seattle, WA, without setting an agenda for a new round of trade
talks. The meeting was met with fierce protests by various groups.
1999 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost
radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander as it entered Mars' atmosphere.
The spacecraft was unmanned.
France, UK summon Israeli ambassadors over settlement controversy
RT - International criticism has been mounting against Israeli plans to
build new settlements. The UK and France summoned their Israeli
ambassadors to get clarification and show disapproval amid reports of
recalls. Other countries also spoke out. International reaction against
Israel has been heated. Britain is considering a strong reaction to
Israel’s plans and has summoned Israeli ambassador for talks over
planned settlements, asking for clarification on the issue.... France
and Sweden also consulted their ambassadors to Israel to decide on
measures to show their disapproval.
Turkey scrambles jets as Syrian warplanes bomb border region
RT - The Turkish Air Force scrambled F-16 jets fighter jets along its
border with Syria after Syrian warplanes attacked rebel positions on
their side of the border. The Syrian forces were targeting the
rebel-controlled town of Ras al-Ain, reports the Lebanese newspaper
Daily Star, citing Turkish security sources. The rebels captured the
locations about a month ago. The source said the Turkish planes came
from the base in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
VIDEO: At least 15 people dead and dozens wounded in car bomb blast in
RT - At least 15 people are reported to be dead and dozens injured in an
explosion that rocked the Hamra district of Homs, Syria. The blast
happened near the Mosque of Omar and a nearby stadium.... Homs has been
a frequent battleground during the 20 month uprising against President
Environmental risk: UK protests over fears of fracking ban lift
RT - Campaigners protested in London against fracking, a controversial
practice of shale gas extraction, amid reports that the UK is to lift
the temporary ban on the method. Critics cite the environmental risks
the practice poses, including earthquakes.
Almost half of Fukushima children now have thyroid disorders from
radiation poisoning, officials blame 'too much seafood'
(NaturalNews) Thousands of Japanese children from Fukushima and the
nearby areas have been diagnosed with cysts and nodules on their thyroid
glands. So far, 41.1 percent of 57,000 tested have shown these early
warnings of potential thyroid cancer. Even worse, four out of five
Fukushima evacuees have been observed with developing thyroid
abnormalities. It's not just iodide isotopes with their relatively short
radioactive half-lives that can penetrate thyroid glands, cesium-37
isotopes with longer half-lives can too.
the shocking truth about radioactive half-life.
VIDEO: Suicide bombers attack US base in Afghanistan
Telegraph - A spokesman for the Nato-led International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan says that a suicide attack on a
major US base in Jalalabad had killed at least one other person.
Israel to build 3,000 settler units after Palestinians’ UN bid
Press TV - The measure came just hours after UN General Assembly voted
overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestine’s status from "observer entity" to
"observer non-member state," despite strong opposition from Israel and
the US.... Analysts believe that Palestinians may well have been
expecting this Israeli move since Tel Aviv sped up construction of
Jewish settlements in occupied territories last November to punish the
Palestinians for winning the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, membership.
Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
Netanyahu brushes off world condemnation of settlement plans
Reuters - "We will carry on building in Jerusalem and in all the places
that are on the map of Israel's strategic interests," a defiant
Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting. In another blow to the
Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Israel announced it was
withholding Palestinian tax revenues this month worth about $100
million. Israel said the reason for the move was a Palestinian debt of
$200 million to the Israeli Electric Corporation, an obligation that has
existed for some time.
Turkey requested Nato missile defences over Syria chemical weapons fears
Guardian - A request by Turkey for Nato Patriot missile defences to be
deployed on its territory followed intelligence that the Syrian
government was contemplating the use of missiles, possibly with chemical
warheads, Turkish officials have told the Guardian. The officials said
they had credible evidence that if the Syrian government's aerial
bombardment against opposition-held areas failed to hold the rebels
back, Bashar al-Assad's regime might resort to missiles and chemical
weapons in a desperate last effort to survive.
Bomb explosion rips through Press TV vehicles in Syria
Press TV - A bomb attack has ripped through six vehicles, including an
SNG truck, belonging to Press TV and al-Alam television networks in the
Syrian capital Damascus, security sources report.
Intelligence Asset Anonymous Declares Cyber War on Syria
Kurt Nimmo - In a press release issued on Thursday, the shadowy group
admitted it “has been working with Syrian activists for well over a
year.”... The press release promises “take-downs, defacements, data
dumps, E-Mail bombs and black fax attacks” and says it will begin its
attack by targeting the website of the Syrian Embassy in China.... The
rhetoric used by Anonymous in the press release posted on the opensource
online pastebin site AnonPaste is reminiscent of the propaganda used by
the U.S. government and its NATO allies.
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Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider”
canadafreepress.com - Every politician, whether it’s a congressman
senator, diplomat, or their spokespeople and the media are lying to the
American public every time they call the location of the attack a
consulate. It was not. There was absolutely no diplomatic consulate in
Benghazi. None. Words are important here. They can create a wrong image,
an incorrect picture of what was really going on. The property where our
Ambassador and other Americans were murdered was a rented villa
consisting of a primary residence with a couple of outbuildings behind
the actual house. The reason they’re still calling it a consulate is to
subtly divert any questions about our activities there.
U.S. overseeing mysterious construction project in Israel
Washington Post - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise
construction of a five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense
Forces complex, oddly named “Site 911,” at an Israeli Air Force base
near Tel Aviv. Expected to take more than two years to build, at a cost
of up to $100 million, the facility is to have classrooms on Level 1, an
auditorium on Level 3, a laboratory, shock-resistant doors, protection
from nonionizing radiation and very tight security. Clearances will be
required for all construction workers, guards will be at the fence and
barriers will separate it from the rest of the base. Only U.S.
construction firms are being allowed to bid on the contract and
proposals are due Dec. 3, according to the latest Corps of Engineers
Army shuts down for Christmas
thesundaytimes.co.uk - In a move that former military commanders say is
unprecedented, a leaked memo from a general says all military and
civilian personnel in land forces — amounting to 110,000 men and women —
are to take “block leave” for 25 days from December 14 until January 7.
The decision means all army barracks, Territorial Army buildings and
other military sites in Britain will close for almost four weeks to
provide “an opportunity for utility savings”.
The actual military directive
Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals
how children are put on end-of-life plan
Daily Mail - Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to
die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now,
end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have
involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal
the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on
young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
Experts call for mental illness screening for children
Reuters - Leading mental health experts are calling for school children
to be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression and have
devised a test that reliably identifies those at high risk. The test can
be done on a computer and could be used to alert doctors and
psychologists to intervene early, said Barbara Sahakian a professor of
clinical neuropsychology at Britain's Cambridge University.
New Studies Reconfirm That UNDER-Population Could be a Future Problem
Intel Hub - “A new Pew Research Center study shows that U.S. births have
fallen to their lowest rate on record—63.2 per 1,000 women of
childbearing age–a development that will delight population control
zealots but is nothing to celebrate. “Over the long term, nations tend
to see their birthrates decline as they become more prosperous, a trend
that can threaten that prosperity,” reports Miriam Jordan in today’s
Wall Street Journal. “When low fertility is coupled with low mortality,
the result is an aging society with a high proportion of elderly people
and relatively fewer workers to support them, a situation that Japan and
many European countries face.”
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: NBC uses NFL murder-suicide tragedy to make plea for gun
Daily Caller - During halftime of NBC’s coverage of the
Philadelphia Eagles versus the Dallas Cowboys, NBC Sports
analyst Bob Costas made a plea for gun control during his weekly
commentary on “Sunday Night Football.” Responding to the weekend
murder-suicide by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher,
Costas relied on a column by writer Jason Whitlock, formerly of
the Kansas City Star, to make a gun-control argument.
Pentagon plans major expansion of spy program
Washington Post - When the expansion is complete, the DIA is
expected to have as many as 1,600 “collectors” in positions
around the world, an unprecedented total for an agency whose
presence abroad numbered in the triple digits in recent
years.... Among the Pentagon’s top intelligence priorities,
officials said, are Islamist militant groups in Africa, weapons
transfers by North Korea and Iran, and military modernization
underway in China.
Anti-Drone Activists Could Get 7 Years for 'Irritating' US Air
commondreams.org - A local judge in upstate New York has signed
an order of protection for a US Air Force colonel that could
make it a crime, punishable by up to seven years in prison, for
anti-drone activists to continue their weekly peace vigil
outside or near the gates of the Hancock Air National Guard base
there. How will they know if they've broken the rules of the
order? Apparently, if one specific military officer at the base
finds their protest or direct actions 'irritating' personally.
VIDEO: Seismic Evidence Implies Controlled Demolition on 9/11
washingtonsblog.com - André Rousseau is a Doctor of Geophysics
and Geology, a former researcher in the French National Center
of Scientific Research (CNRS), who has published 50 papers on
the relationships between the characteristics of progressive
mechanical waves and geology. Dr. Rousseau is an expert on
measurement of acoustic waves. Rousseau says that the seismic
waves measured on September 11th proves that the 3 buildings
were brought down by controlled demolition. Specifically, in a
new scientific article published by the
Journal of 9/11 Studies, Rosseau writes...
VIDEO: City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock
Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing
CBS Los Angeles - The city attorney of San Bernardino is under
scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load
their guns” during a city council meeting. The official
explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public
safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.
City Attorney Jim Penman said he doesn’t regret what he said.
“You should say what you mean and mean what you say,” Penman
said.... The city of San Bernardino has seen a 50 percent
increase in murders this year compared to 2011.
VIDEO: Cop Flips Crippled Woman’s Car for Driving Two MPH Over
Adan Salazar - When you’re being pulled over for a simple
infraction like speeding, you don’t expect police to push your
car off the road forcing it to flip, but that’s exactly what
happened to a Florida woman last month.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Government Spending
Will Send Us Over The Fiscal Cliff
Ron Paul's weekly update published Dec 2, 2012.
Sen. Hatch: Obama fiscal proposal ‘classic bait and switch’
The Hill - "What [Obama] proposed this week was a classic bait
and switch on the American people—a tax increase double the size
of what he campaigned on, billions of dollars in new stimulus
spending and an unlimited, unchecked authority to borrow from
the Chinese," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said in Saturday's
weekly GOP address.
The Chart That Keeps Ben Bernanke Up At Night
Zero Hedge - What changed in the last 30 days? Did the world
just wake up to the idea that the only way out of this quagmire
is a twisted currency war that appears to have re-ignited thanks
to Abe's efforts? Something appears to have snapped in the
American psyche as the last 30 days have seen the largest
physical gold sales on record.
VIDEO: Reality Check: The Money In Your Pocket Is Worth Less
Than The Cost To Produce It?
(FOX19) – You can put this one in the file labeled, “Only in
Washington”. Did you know that the cost to produce some of the
money in your pocket actually costs more than the value of the
Our Collapsing Economy and Currency
Paul Craig Roberts - Washington’s response to the fiscal cliff
is austerity: spending cuts and tax increases. The Republicans
say they will vote for the Democrats’ tax increases if the
Democrats vote for the Republican’s assault on the social safety
net. What bipartisan compromise means is a double-barreled dose
34 Signs That America Is In Decline
Economic Collapse - This article will mainly focus on the
economic decline of America, but much could also be said about
our social, political, moral and spiritual decline as well. We
are simply not the same country that we used to be.
10 Ways to Prepare Your Community for Economic Collapse
Activist Post - It's one thing to prep for yourself, but if the
economic collapse is sustained for a long period of time, it
will take a tribe to survive as comfortably as possible. The
bigger your extended survival group the easier it will be, and
if you can encourage your greater community to move more toward
self-reliance the better off you all will be.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Mayor Bloomberg Orders Raid on Occupy Sandy Disaster Relief
Intel Hub - In the response to hurricane Sandy, Occupy Wall
Street supporters have shown that voluntary, decentralized
mutual aid is far more effective than government programs and
agencies like FEMA. At one point,
pictures were taken of occupy sandy volunteers feeding FEMA
workers who couldn’t even find supplies for themselves. Now,
super villain mayor Bloomberg in New York is thanking them for
their service to the community by ordering a raid and eviction
on a shelter that they have helped set up and have been using as
a base of operations.
Major “smart grid” conference call: Mon Dec 3, 4pm EST / 1pm PST
takebackyourpower.net - A new report called “Getting Smarter
About the Smart Grid” was published this week by the National
Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.
Written by smart grid technology expert, Timothy Schoechle, PhD,
the report says billions of dollars of taxpayer dollars have
been misspent by the federal government in subsidizing new
utility meters known as ‘smart meters’.
View and download full report... Join the Media & Community
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Massachusetts city announces: turn in your guns, get a free flu
(NaturalNews) So here's how it works: You locate a firearm that
might protect you from violent crime or even a runaway criminal
government someday, and you bring it to the police department.
Then they destroy your gun and in return for this, they assault
you with mercury-laced vaccines and call it "even." Hmmm... gee,
sounds like a bargain if you're a brain-dead zombie. Me think
guns bad, vaccines good, must destroy guns... take vaccine
shots... watch TV... drink fluoride. Government GOOD!...
Twenty-one questions for Dr. Oz: Organics-bashing TV doc given
opportunity to respond to criticism (opinion)
(NaturalNews) Dr. Oz's recently article in TIME Magazine --
entitled "The anti-snob diet" -- has created something of a
firestorm across the internet.... You can't actually read the
original article, as TIME Magazine doesn't publish it online. So
you'll have to pick up a copy of the December 3rd issue of TIME
in order to read the full text of the article. But I assure you
that Dr. Oz has put his name on an article in TIME that contains
the quotations I'm citing here.
Groundbreaking new diet promises to prevent cancer
(NaturalNews) Plant foods trump animal products and processed
foods. Animal foods present specific risks in relation to
cancer. The saturated fat in meat, dairy and eggs encourages
higher levels of circulating sex hormones such as testosterone
and estrogen, in turn contributing to cancers such as
estrogen-dependent breast cancer. Animal foods also raise levels
of insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1, which is linked to
greater cancer risk overall. Amazingly, vegetarians enjoy a 40
percent reduced risk of cancer.
Detox tips for overindulgence during the holidays
(NaturalNews) With all the delicious foods to choose from during
the holidays, and in spite of our best efforts to keep food
indulgences to a minimum, there are times when we find that it's
nearly impossible to resist an extra helping of treats. To deal
with our temporary lack of constraint that can produce an upset
tummy, here are some natural and inexpensive remedies to jump
start your digestive system back into high gear.
Curcumin's ability to wage war on cancer stem cells further
verified by research
(NaturalNews) Promising new research has demonstrated once again
that the ingredient
curcumin, which is the principal curcuminoid of the widely
used Indian spice turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a
major cancer fighter, this time proving effective against
esophageal cancer. According to researchers at the University of
Kansas' Cancer Center and Medical Center, study results indicate
that "curcumin inhibits the growth of esophageal cancer cell
lines," though how it works "is not well understood." The
results of the study are especially noteworthy given that
esophageal cancer is the eighth most common type of cancer in
the world and the sixth most lethal.
Curcumin inhibits telomerase and induces telomere shortening and
apoptosis in brain tumour cells
Green Med Info - Abstract: Though anti-tumour effects of
curcumin have been reported earlier, its mode of action and
telomerase inhibitory effects are not clearly determined in
brain tumour cells. In the present study, we demonstrate that
curcumin binds to cell surface membrane and infiltrates into
cytoplasm to initiate apoptotic events. Curcumin treatment has
resulted in higher cytotoxicity in the cells that express
telomerase enzyme, highlighting its potential as an anticancer
Six signs you might have gluten sensitivity and not know it
(NaturalNews) Recognition of gluten sensitivity and the
consequence of Celiac Disease if that sensitivity is ignored is
not so easy to determine early. Medical tests fail often enough,
turning up negative while people who are gluten intolerant
continue to suffer a plethora of symptoms.
Mycotoxins: The Hidden Hormone Danger In Our Food Supply
Green Med Info - Grains, once considered the foundation of the
USDA's food pyramid, have recently come under scrutiny due to
their purported evolutionary incompatibility (e.g. Paleodiet),
their co-option by biotech and agricultural corporations (e.g.
Monsanto's Franken-Corn), as well as the fact that they convert
to "sugar" within the body, to name but a few of a growing list
of concerns. But there may be a more underlying problem
affecting all grains, including both organic and conventional
varieties, that Nature herself produces, and it goes by the name
Vitamin D cuts cavities in half
(NaturalNews) A new review of multiple studies of dental caries,
or tooth decay, and vitamin D indicates the answer is yes. In
fact, studies of kids in many countries link vitamin D intake to
a whopping 50 percent reduction in cavities.
New study: Short-term aromatherapy with essential oils may
prevent heart disease
(NaturalNews) Traditional healers have often used natural scents
to calm, soothe and even treat patients. Now comes research from
mainstream scientists that shows the aromas from essential oils
actually do work to create physical benefits that can be
documented. The study, just published in the European Journal of
Preventive Cardiology, found that the essential oils used in
aromatherapy for stress relief may reduce the risk of
cardiovascular disease. That's because, with short-term
exposure, the smells have a beneficial effect on heart rate and
Lymphatic drainage massage: Take your health into your own hands
(NaturalNews) The lymphatic system is a vital bodily defense
against infection and disease. Lymphatic drainage massage is one
of the best things you can do to help your body help itself.
Here, we'll look at what the lymphatic system does and how
targeted massage can keep you healthy.
Nestle to Start Producing Herbal Remedies...With Big Pharma?
Natural Society - Nestlé will join hands with Chi-Med to form a
new group, Nutrition Science Partners (NSP) to research and
produce herbal remedies. Their first target is gastro-intestinal
wellbeing but could extend to even brain and metabolic health.
“Botanicals are the forefront in our view in the search for new
medicines,” said the Chi-Med chief. Nestlé seems to be
stretching their fingers into various types of trendy pies. This
is illustrated in their two-sided approach to genetically
modified ingredients in their foods, something not tolerated in
Europe but financially backed in North America.
Discover the ancient wisdom and modern science behind kidney
(NaturalNews) We usually don't think about the kidneys as long
as both are functioning properly. The kidneys are one of our
most important organs, filtering an incredible 200 quarts of
blood per day. When disease sets in, whether with kidney stones
or an infection, severe pain follows. And kidney stones can lead
to serious complications if they become lodged in the urinary
tract. This is reason enough to keep these organs zipping along.
Luckily, diet is extremely effective in preventing a painful
kidney wake-up call. As seen in How to keep your kidneys
healthy, happy and stone-free, some of the best foods for the
Why Are We Testing Newborns for Pot?
alternet.org - The science is alarmingly inconclusive, but the
punishment for mothers is severe.... False positive test results
for cannabis’ carboxy THC metabolite are relatively uncommon in
adult specimens. Among newborns’ specimens, however, false
positive results for alleged cannabis exposure are disturbingly
prevalent. In April, researchers at the University of North
Carolina reported in the journal Clinical Biochemistry that
various chemicals present in various baby wash products, such as
Johnson's Head-to-Toe Baby Wash and CVS Baby Wash, frequently
cross-react with the immunoassay test to cause false positive
results for carboxy THC.
Here We Go Again: Latest Draft Of White House Cybersecurity
'Executive Order' Is Leaked
techdirt.com - Back in September, we posted a leaked version of
a draft for a cybersecurity executive order that the White House
had been passing around, mainly to try to force Congress into
passing a cybersecurity law. With the last ditch attempt by
Senator Harry Reid to move that process forward failing, it took
exactly a week for the White House to revise its draft exec
order, and start passing it around on November 21st. And, today,
that new draft leaked as well. You can see the
full draft here.
VIDEO: Florida City warns of cell phone link to cancer
local10.com - The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to
know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A
newly-passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes
his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device. "A lot of
scientific data has to be done with it and the ordinance is kind
of generic but it makes people aware," said Pines mayor Frank
Ortis. Pines resident Jimmy Gonzalez had tumors removed in his
brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All
places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of
Scientists Find Television Viewing is Literally Killing You and
endalldisease.com - Hidden from you by the television companies
themselves, exists hundreds of scientific studies that show TV’s
devastating effects on your health, intelligence, happiness, and
even your life span. Extracted from the books Remotely
Controlled and The Plug-in Drug, here are some of the effects of
television viewing, every one of them backed by multiple
documented scientific studies...
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The plot against organics: Dr. Oz part of an organized,
well-funded P.R. propaganda campaign to destroy the organic
(NaturalNews) Dr. Oz's recent attack on organics has left a
large number of people shocked at his betrayal of the organic
consumer community. Yesterday, his Facebook page was being
absolutely inundated with posts from people calling him a
"betrayer" and asking why he would attack organics and start
promoting feedlot beef and food made with pesticides and GMO.