in History - Thursday - February 28, 2013
1827 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad
incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.
1849 - Regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn arrived in
San Francisco for the first time. The SS California had left New York
Harbor on October 6, 1848. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.
1854 - The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50 slavery
opponents began the new political group.
1861 - The U.S. territory of Colorado was organized.
1883 - The first vaudeville theater opened.
1885 - AT&T was incorporated. The company was capitalized on only
$100,000 and provided long distance service for American Bell.
1900 - In South Africa, British troops relieved Ladysmith, which had
been under siege since November 2, 1899.
1911 - Thomas A. Edison, Inc. was organized.
1951 - A Senate committee issued a report that stated that there were at
least two major crime syndicates in the U.S.
1953 - In a Cambridge University laboratory, scientists James D. Watson
and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA.
1956 - A patent was issued to Forrester for a computer memory core.
1974 - The U.S. and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations after a
break of seven years.
1979 - Mr. Ed, the talking horse from the TV show "Mr. Ed", died.
1983 - "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television program in history
when the final episode aired.
1986 - Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm.
1993 - U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious
cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest the leader of the Branch
Davidians, David Koresh, on federal firearms charges. Four agents and
six Davidians were killed and a 51-day standoff followed.
1994 - NATO made its first military strike when U.S. F-16 fighters shot
down four Bosnian Serb warplanes in violation of a no-fly zone over
1995 - The Denver International Airport opened after a 16-month delay.
1998 - Serbian police began a campaign to wipe out "terrorist gangs" in
the Yugoslav province of Kosovo.
2001 - The Northwest region of the U.S., including the state of
Washington, was hit by an earthquake that measured 6.9 on the Richter
Scale. There were no deaths reported.
2002 - In Ahmadabad, India, Hindus set fire to homes in a Muslim
neighborhood. At least 55 people were killed in the attack.
US military training of militant gangs in Syria 'underway'
Press TV - Citing unnamed “senior administration officials,” the report
notes while the size and scope of the training mission and its location
are “not clear,” the offer of the direct “nonlethal” aid will officially
be announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry at a Rome Conference on
Thursday where US-backed anti-Damascus “opposition leaders” and allied
governments supporting President Assad’s downfall will be in attendance.
China fires back at hacking claims: ‘144,000 hacks a month, mostly from
RT - In a fresh round of cyberwarfare accusations, the Chinese Defense
Ministry said two of the country’s major military sites endured about
144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, two-thirds of which
originated in the United States.
Budget Buster: UK Defense Ministry slammed for wasting billions in
RT - Over £1 billion in public money was spent by the UK Ministry of
Defense (MOD) on unused equipment and spare parts between April 2009 and
March 2011, the Public Accounts Committee said. A further £3.4 billion
in gear was stored and went unused.
Multinational drug companies hold Greece hostage by denying shipments of
medicine; 90% supply reduction; citizens in near-panic
(NaturalNews) Pfizer, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and many other have
all reportedly joined in the partial embargo out of a fear that the
low-priced drugs sold to Greece would be intercepted and sold off to
buyers in other countries where drug prices are kept artificially high
due to Big Pharma's monopolistic practices.
Somalia forces, African Union troops seize strategic town of Burhakaba
Press TV - African Union (AU) troops along with Somali government forces
have taken control of the town of Burhakaba, a former stronghold of al-Shabab
Germany sells arms to Arab states to protect Israel
Press TV - Germany’s Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere says arms sales
to the Arab littoral states of the Persian Gulf is aimed at protecting
Israel. The German minister’s remarks come at a time when his country
has been strongly criticized for the dramatic increase in arms sales to
Arab states like Saudi Arabia, despite their poor human rights record.
De Maiziere added that defending Israel against Iran is more important
than the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.
European satellite provider BHS satellite provider to take al-Alam off
Press TV - The European satellite provider Eutelsat has forced another
satellite provider to pull the plug on Iran’s Arabic-language al-Alam
news network as part of its war on the freedom of speech. The BHS
satellite provider has said it is against the decision, but has no way
of opposing it.
Italian Voters Reject the European Union’s Austerity Measures
Global Research - Italian voters have unambiguously rejected the
politics of the Monti government and the European Union. This has
triggered panic and outrage in Europe’s capitals and unleashed ferocious
tremors on the international finance markets. Some 55 percent of the
electorate voted for parties that spoke out against the EU in their
Horsemeat scandal and global processed food suppliers linked to arms
(NaturalNews) The unfolding horse meat outrage currently engulfing
Europe has taken on a new, bizarre twist, according to investigators.
Key figures involved in the unfolding scandal have been linked to a
similar secretive network of companies that have ties to convicted
Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout.
Russia finds horsemeat in Austrian-made sausages
Press TV - "Tests on a shipment of Frankfurter sausages found the DNA of
horses, chicken, cattle and soya," Russia's agricultural watchdog
Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement on Wednesday.... Sausages were
labeled as having pork, fat and other ingredients with no reference to
horsemeat and chicken, according to a photo of the sausage pack in the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Air Force to Stealth Fighter Pilots: Get Used to Coughing Fits
Wired - The Air Force has some bad news for the pilots of its
F-22 Raptor stealth fighters: Your planes are going to make you
feel crappy and there’s not much anyone can do about it. And the
message to the maintainers of the radar-evading jet is even more
depressing. Any illness they feel from working around the Raptor
is apparently all in their heads, according to the Air Force.
VIDEO: DHS To Release 10,000 Illegals While Building New
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security plans
to release 10,000 illegal aliens from detention centers in
response to possible sequestration budget cuts, citing the
unaffordability of maintaining the jails, while simultaneously
building new detention centers for illegal aliens that cost tens
of millions of dollars.
Rep. Goodlatte Blasts Obama for Releasing Illegal Aliens to
‘Promote His Political Agenda on Sequestration’
CNS News - “It’s abhorrent that President Obama is releasing
criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda
on sequestration,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “By releasing
criminal immigrants onto the streets, the administration is
needlessly endangering American lives.
Sarah Palin: Feds ‘stockpiling bullets’ to use against us
Politico - “If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over
0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running up trillion
dollar annual deficits, then we’re done. Put a fork in us. We’re
finished. We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the
feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest,” Palin
wrote in a Facebook message Tuesday.
New York’s Seven Round Law Bans Most Firearms
Kurt Nimmo - New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms
Enforcement Act that passed in January will effectively outlaw
most firearms in the state. The law mandates a seven round
maximum capacity for ammunition magazines and there are
currently no manufacturers producing seven round magazines.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, no manufacturer plans
to start making them.
VIDEO: 3 More States Propose Bills to Resist Federal Gun Control
Activist Post - It has been the biggest week yet for states
introducing bills across the board to nullify federal tyranny.
The Tenth Amendment Center has highlighted progress toward
halting drone use in American skies, eliminating the "indefinite
detention" provision of the NDAA, promoting hemp freedom, and
nullification of Obamacare. Three states are also taking a stand
against federal restrictions being proposed for gun ownership:
Kentucky, Montana, and Alaska.
VIDEO: Armed Citizen Project: Why the Texas nonprofit is arming
Houston residents with free shotguns
current.com - Kyle Coplen, founder of the Armed Citizen Project,
based in Houston, Texas, explains why he’s raising money to give
free shotguns to single women and to people living in high-crime
areas. Coplen says, “It’s our hypothesis that criminals don’t
want to die in your hallway. Society should use that fear in
order to bring down crime rates.”
VIDEO: Eyewitness: Yes, The Nazis Did Confiscate Our Guns
Paul Joseph Watson - Austrian citizen Kitty Werthmann, an
eyewitness to Anschluss, Hitler’s annexation of Austria,
confounds recent efforts by gun control advocates to re-write
history, by re-affirming that the Nazis did indeed confiscate
guns belonging to ordinary citizens.
Indiana House Approves Welfare Drug Test Bill
Activist Post - The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted
overwhelmingly Monday to approve a "reasonable suspicion" drug
testing bill for welfare recipients. House Bill 1483 advanced to
the state Senate on a 78-17 vote.... The House approved the bill
despite a legislative staff financial analysis that showed the
state would spend $2.7 million on the program to possibly the
save the state $1.5 million in denied benefits.
$995 Billion Sequester Cut Actually A $110 Billion Spending
Forbes - The sequester has been advertised as “cutting”
discretionary spending over a ten year period by $995 billion.
After inflation adjustments and exempting more than a trillion
dollars of defense and non defense discretionary spending from
the sequester, the CBO projects (in its Table 1.1) discretionary
spending to increase by $110 billion over the decade. There is
no actual $995 billion cut after the CBO applies its magic
adjustments. Rather there is a $110 billion increase.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Praises Elizabeth Warren for Taking on
Ben Bernanke Over ‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano comments on Senator
Elizabeth Warren’s questions to Ben Bernanke about the banks and
the “too big to fail” argument.
YouTube: Ron Paul On The Lew Rockwell Show 2/27/13: The New Ron
Ron Paul talks with Lew Rockwell about government, war,
economics and the future.
Food shortages loom in US amid budget cuts
Press TV - Trade groups are warning of widespread shortages of
meat, poultry and eggs in the U.S. as the meat industry braces
for painful cuts that could cost it an estimated $10bn in lost
production and $400m in lost wages. The $2bn in automatic cuts
to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget would cause it to
furlough food inspectors for up to 15 days later this year at
the country’s more than 6,000 meat and poultry plants, according
to Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary.
Sequester: Senate GOP Ponders Ceding Power to President Obama!
Politico - Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans
are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in
across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority
to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings
under a plan to be filed by March 8.
All Of This Whining And Crying About The Sequester Shows Why
America Is Doomed
Economic Collapse - If we can't even cut federal spending by 2.4
percent without much of the country throwing an absolute hissy
fit, then what hope does America have? All of this whining and
crying about the sequester is absolutely disgraceful. The truth
is that even if the sequester goes into effect, the U.S.
government will still take in more money than ever before in
2013 and it will still spend more money than ever before in
VIDEO: Restaurant Owner Finds Dedicated Teen Walking 10 Snowy
Miles for Job Interview
The Blaze - “I’m thinking to myself, here’s a kid walking almost
10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at
minimum wage,” Bouvier [owner of Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun
Food] told Fox 59. “That’s the kind of story your parents used
to tell, my parents used to tell, up both ways in the snow.”
Flu vaccine warning and natural solutions
(NaturalNews) First of all, you should know that the flu vaccine
is based on "educated" guessing, not good science. In addition,
these flu shots are created by mixing various flu virus strains
(toxic germs) with formaldehyde, MSG, sodium chloride and
mercury. And, here's the kicker, these deadly vaccines are not
even adequately tested for effectiveness by government health
agencies. How irresponsible can you get?
Flu shots during pregnancy lead to 4,250 percent increase in
(NaturalNews) Based on information compiled from the official
government Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which
only accounts for less than 10 percent of all actual vaccine
injury cases, the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine
containing mercury was directly responsible for triggering the
4,250 percent fetal death increase, which was seen only during
the 2009 pandemic flu season. In the years before the vaccine's
administration, as well as in the years after, rates of
miscarriage and stillbirth were far lower, pointing to the
combined vaccine as the culprit.
Seven of the best raw foods to add to your diet now
(NaturalNews) The health benefits of eating certain foods raw
are numerous, as raw foods are essentially living foods that
contain live enzymes, undamaged nutrients, and alkaline-forming
compounds that help nourish and cleanse the body.
Tyson, Cargill among others now drugging your meat with Merck's
(NaturalNews) Merck scientists have introduced a new drug to the
meat industry - Zilmax. This drug bulks up cattle in the last
few weeks of their lives, bringing in more revenue for feedlot
owners. Four major meat companies now use Zilmax, including
Tyson Foods, JBS SA, Cargill, and National Beef Packing Co.
Reportedly, Cargill resisted Zilmax for years, but finally got
on board to keep up with the market.... The World Anti-Doping
Agency banned the drug for human consumption, so Merck
re-branded the drug Zilmax and started selling it to feedlots as
a growth stimulant.
Get rid of acne by ridding your diet of high glycemic foods and
(NaturalNews) A study published recently in the Journal of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found increasing evidence of
a connection between diet and acne, especially in the presence
of high glycemic load diets and dairy products. Researchers said
that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) could mitigate the problem
and "play an important role in acne treatment," according to a
EPA Allows Highly Toxic Endosulfan Residues on Imported Chinese
Beyond Pesticides - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) has announced its decision to allow residues of the cancer
causing insecticide endosulfan on imported Chinese teas until
July 31, 2016. Its decision to provide “additional time to
transition to an alternative to endosulfan” raises serious
concerns of further exposure to the toxic carcinogen for
farmworkers and consumers.
Study Boosts Link Between Flu Vaccine, Sleep Disorder
globalpost.com - A study in England has strengthened evidence
from Scandinavia that a vaccine used to prevent pandemic flu
boosted the risk of sleep disorder among teens and children,
doctors said on Tuesday.
How much data can police swipe from suspects' phones without a
warrant? (Hint: A lot)
zdnet.com - A court document submitted in connection with a
drugs investigation shows that even Web history, data files,
wireless networks and the user's custom dictionary are
downloaded when advanced forensic tools are connected to a
suspect's device. Also collected were the device's geo-location
points, including cell towers, allowing authorities to pinpoint
roughly where the device—and therefore the suspect—may have been
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Vanishing Honey Bee Colonies May Impact California’s Almond
Beyond Pesticides - Is 2013 the year colony collapse disorder (CCD)
begins impacting our food supply? According to the American Bee
Journal, almond growers in California may not have access to the
honey bee colonies necessary to pollinate this year’s crop....
The problem, Dr. Mussen explains, is due to heavy losses this
winter and less populous hives overall. Some beekeepers are
reporting astonishing winter losses upwards of 90 percent, and
in select cases complete colony loss.
Your March To-Do List, Zone by Zone
Organic Gardening - Regardless of your lion-to-lamb ratio,
there's still a lot of work to do in your garden this month, no
matter where you live. Some of us will be planting peas; others
hardening off tomato seedlings. Take a look at our Zone-by-Zone
To-Do List and see if you're overlooking something.
in History - Wednesday - February 27, 2013
1700 - The Pacific Island of New Britain was discovered.
1801 - The city of Washington, DC, was placed under congressional
1827 - New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration.
1867 - Dr. William G. Bonwill invented the dental mallet.
1883 - Oscar Hammerstein patented the first cigar-rolling machine.
1896 - The "Charlotte Observer" published a picture of an X-ray
photograph made by Dr. H.L. Smith. The photograph showed a perfect
picture of all the bones of a hand and a bullet that Smith had placed
between the third and fourth fingers in the palm.
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 19th Amendment that guaranteed
women the right to vote.
1933 - The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire. The Nazis accused Communist for the fire.
1939 - The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified,
limiting U.S. Presidents to two terms.
1972 - The Shanghai Communique was issued by U.S. President Nixon and
Chinese Premier Chou En-lai.
1973 - The American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee in South
1981 - Chrysler Corporation was granted an additional $400 million in
federal loan guarantees. Chrysler had posted a loss of $1.7 billion in
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved the telecast of its debates on a trial
1990 - The Exxon Corporation and Exxon Shipping were indicted on five
criminal counts in reference to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced live on television that
"Kuwait is liberated."
1997 - In Ireland, divorce became legal.
1998 - Britain's House of Lords agreed to give a monarch's first-born
daughter the same claim to the throne as any first-born son. This was
the end to 1,000 years of male preference.
1999 - Nigeria returned to civilian rule when Gen. Obasanjo became the
country's first elected president since August of 1983.
2002 - In Boston, twenty people working at Logan International Airport
were charged with lying to get their jobs or security badges.
France rejects talk of Mali withdrawal
Press TV - France has rejected any talk of pulling its troops out of
Mali in the near future, saying the troops are involved in "very violent
fighting" in the mountains of northern part of the African country.
troops attack Afghan hospital
Press TV - The latest information comes from the Swedish Committee for
Afghanistan (SCA), which has reported that U.S. troops once again
attacked one of their hospitals earlier this month, in the Wardak
Province, damaging the site and breaking equipment before eventually
Afghans protest US-led forces abuses
Press TV - The rally was held on Tuesday in the province of Wardak where
demonstrators chanted anti-US slogans. Anger is rising among Afghans
over the mistreatment of locals, the desecration of Islamic holy places,
and the killing of civilians by US-led foreign troops across the
war-torn country. The Afghans have held numerous protests against the
Will Italy Be The Spark That Sets Off Financial Armageddon In Europe?
Economic Collapse - Most people don't realize this, but Italy is
actually the third largest debtor in the entire world after the United
States and Japan. Italy currently has a debt to GDP ratio of more than
120 percent, and Italy has a bigger national debt than anyone else in
Europe does. That is why it is such a big deal that Italian voters have
just overwhelmingly rejected austerity.
Obama: “Window of Opportunity” for Iran Attack Opens in June
Kurt Nimmo - The Times of Israel reports that president Obama will tell
Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu during a visit next month that a
“window of opportunity” for a military strike on Iran will open in June
if current diplomatic efforts fail.
US State Department's "Syriasly" Campaign Reaches New Level of Absurdity
Activist Post - While the West and its Arab partners, the brutally
autocratic regimes of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are now admittedly
funneling heavy weapons to Al Qaeda's stronghold in Daraa, southern
Syria, the US State Department and its extensive network of faux NGOs
funded by the same corporate-financier interests that write its policy,
have rolled-out a front organization they call "Syriasly."
Australian government set to seize money from citizens bank accounts
HangTheBankers.com - After legislation was rushed through parliament,
the government will from May 31 be able to transfer all money from
accounts that have not been used for three years into their own
revenues. This will mean that accounts with anything from $1 upwards
that have not had any deposit or withdrawals in the past three years
will be transferred to the Australian Securities and Investment
Australia begins vaccinating boys for HPV
fiercevaccines.com - On Feb. 15, Australian boys began receiving
Gardasil as part of a $21 million program geared toward vaccinating 12-
and 13-year-olds. In subsequent months, 14- and 15-year-olds will get
the jab, too. More than 280,000 boys are eligible to get free Gardasil
injections this year.
Germany Set to Approve Fracking ‘with conditions’
AFP - Under a draft proposal by the economy and environment ministries,
fracking would be banned in areas where there are water reserves and
mineral springs. This is a concession to public opinion where there are
serious concerns about safety, as well as the environmental and health
effects of the technology.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Obama Tells America: “You Can’t Do Things by Yourself”
Infowars.com - Obama took his collectivist message of
disempowerment to a Canadian-based American factory on Tuesday.
During the speech he said, “You can’t do things by yourself.
That’s how our system works.” It was a follow-up on his last
mantra to impoverishment and helplessness: “You didn’t build
US Senate approves Hagel as secretary of defense
Press TV - The US Senate has approved former Republican Senator
Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next
secretary of defense. On Tuesday, the Senate voted 58 to 41 in
favor of President Barack Obama's nominee for the post.
Fifty-four Democrats and four Republicans -- Thad Cochran, Mike
Johanns, Richard C. Shelby and Rand Paul -- approved Hagel. All
41 no votes came from Republicans.
DHS To Lease $10 Million Firearms Facility
Paul Joseph Watson - While the second amendment is under assault
from gun control legislation across the country, the Department
of Homeland Security is gearing up to use some of the roughly 2
billion rounds of ammunition it has purchased over the last
year, by leasing a $10 million dollar firearms facility in
Senate Democrats Move to Pass Draconian Anti-Second Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - Democrats sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee
have signaled they are ready to start voting on Obama and
Feinstein’s anti-Second Amendment legislation.
VIDEO: City Wants Power to “Disarm Individuals” During Crisis
Paul Joseph Watson - Guntersville (Ala.) Mayor Leigh Dollar is
working with city officials to pass an ordinance that would give
police the power to “disarm individuals” during a disaster, a
chilling example of how the second amendment is being assaulted
via the back door. The new rule would allow authorities to
confiscate guns of “unruly” people during an extreme weather
event such as the April 2011 tornadoes or any other emergency.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Obama's Legal Justification For
Drones Is Hogwash
Fox News 2/26/2013 - Judge Andrew Napolitano joined Megyn Kelly
on America Live this afternoon to discuss the recent revelation
by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs that he was
told to never admit to the existence of the CIA drone program.
Louisiana: Homeless Can't Eat Deer Meat
townhall.com - The Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals would
rather the homeless go hungry than let them eat deer steaks
provided by generous hunters. That law has hunters across the
Sportsman’s Paradise outraged after health officials ordered a
rescue mission to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because
venison is not allowed to be served in homeless shelters.
VIDEO: Story of SEAL Team Six Member ‘The Shooter’ who killed
Osama Bin Laden to be made into a movie
Daily Mail - A movie based on the account of 'The Shooter' - the
man who claims to be the one who killed Osama bin Laden - is
allegedly in the works after his story was told last week in
9/11 victim's family attacks Zero Dark Thirty makers for using a
recording of their son's voice in movie without their permission
Daily Mail - Though the couple have used the recording in
testimony for the September 11 commission and it has been on TV
news reports, they say they never gave permission for it to be
used in the Oscar-winning film. Nor were they asked for the use
of this 'treasured remembrance'.
Austerity USA Begins March 1st: Bipartisan Project to Impoverish
the American People
Global Research - U.S. politicians have cried wolf over
austerity long enough for the public to ignore them. A perfect
time, then, for politicians to actually unleash the wolves.
Barring an unlikely last minute deal, here’s a short list of
some of the massive, national bi-partisan-created austerity
cuts, according to the New York Times...
Napolitano: 'Almost An Impeachable Offense' If Obama's Making
Spending Decisions 'To Hurt Us'
xrepublic.tv 2/26/13 - Can President Obama step in and end the
sequester standoff himself? Such was the question Fox & Friends
posed on Tuesday, bringing in Judge Andrew Napolitano to
discuss. Hitting the president for his doomsday scenarios
(should the cuts take effect in a few days), the hosts asked
whether Obama has the power to wrap up the crisis du jour.
Homeland Security Chief Threatens Terror Attacks if Budget Cuts
Aaron Dykes - Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano issued
veiled threats, claiming that automatic budget cuts, known as
sequestration, could trigger new terror attacks by reducing
operations funds and delaying processing times ahead of March 1,
when cuts begin.
US unemployment merits third round of money printing, says
Telegraph - The US needs more quantitative easing, despite the
improving economic outlook, because unemployment remains too
high, America’s central bank boss said, as he warned that
looming budget cuts could derail the recovery.
VIDEO: Fed Faces Explaining Billion-Dollar Losses in QE Exit
Bloomberg - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s efforts
to rescue the economy could result in more than a half trillion
dollars of paper losses on the central bank’s books if interest
rates rise abruptly from recent levels.
US Mint Sets All-Time Silver Eagle Sales Record for February-
Nearly 11 Million Sold in 2013!
silverdoctors.com - After smashing the all-time monthly sales
record in January by selling 7.5 million Silver Eagles (even
with production halted for half the month), silver eagle sales
have continued at a record setting clip.
Gold Confiscation Begins? Gold Krugerrands Stolen From Safety
Deposit Box by CIA
silverdoctors.com - A Steve Quayle reader has reported that the
2 dozen gold Krugerrands he kept stored in his safety deposit
box in a Cincinnati 5/3rd Bank have been confiscated, and that
the 5/3 Bank Manager informed him that a CIA agent was the
culprit who cleaned out his stash of phyzz- but that all fiat
dollars were left untouched in the box.
Sinkhole activities halt work nearby
The Advocate - Response operations at the 8.6-acre sinkhole in
Assumption Parish were halted Tuesday after seismic monitors
noted an increase in underground tremors that have been linked
with “burps” and edge collapses in the yawning slurry hole,
state regulators and parish officials said.
Suspicious Timing: Inaugural Contribution Linked to $8.3 Billion
Nuclear Loan Guarantee?
commondreams.org - A Southern Co. executive told an audience at
a Washington, D.C., conference last week that he is “newly
optimistic” about receiving an $8.3 billion loan guarantee to
build new nuclear reactors at a Georgia plant. The executive
vice president of nuclear development, Joseph Miller, said he
thinks the company can seal the deal by mid-year.
VIDEO: Deadly Hurricane-Force Storm Dumps Snow Across North,
Rages Across the Midwest and Leaves Thousands Without Power in
Texas and Oklahoma
Daily Mail - A potent winter storm that buried much of the Great
Plains and left at least three people dead moved into Chicago on
Tuesday.... Up to 10inches of snow fell in parts of New Mexico
and the foothills west of Denver saw up to two feet of snow....
Highways in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles and parts of
Kansas remained closed because of heavy and drifting snow.
American Foods Chockfull of Ingredients Banned in Other
Dr. Mercola - More than 3,000 food additives -- preservatives,
flavorings, colors and other ingredients -- are added to foods
in the United States. Many of these additives are banned in
other countries.... When reading product packages, here are some
of the most common food additives to watch out for...
Big Food Is Making Us Sick
Global Research - The Independent reports that small farmers are
being challenged by food companies are becoming insanely
concentrated:... Three companies now account for more than 40
per cent of global coffee sales, eight companies control the
supply of cocoa and chocolate, seven control 85 per cent of tea
production, five account for 75 per cent of the world banana
trade, and the largest six sugar traders account for about
two-thirds of world trade...
Food fraud alert! Pomegranate juice, olive oil, seafood and
spices are among the foods that aren’t always what they seem:
NY Daily News - The nonprofit U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention
released a new update to its Food Fraud Database on Wednesday
[Feb 20th], documenting instances of food fraud as reported by
the media and scientific journals. The USP added 800 new records
to its database, reflecting the years 2011-2012.... For the full
report and to search the Food Fraud Database, visit
Tonsil and Appendix Removal Linked to Early Heart Attack Risk
Natural Society - A Swedish study looked at all citizens of
Sweden below the age of 20 who had their tonsils removed (they
also looked at appendectomies).... When compared with those who
didn’t have their tonsils removed, the tonsillectomy patients
had an increased risk of early heart attack. For those who
didn’t have tonsils, the risk was increased 44%. (For those who
had their appendix removed, it was a 33% increase).
You’ve Been Lied to About the Fever
Natural Society - Here’s your shocker for the day: Fever is your
friend. Don’t kill the fever; fever kills the pathogens causing
the illness. High fevers even defeat viruses. Allow fever to
help you or your child get over the infection. Up to 104 degrees
Fahrenheit or 40 Centigrade/Celsius will not damage the brain,
as you may have been led to believe. There are exceptions, which
I’ll go into later.
Vaccine-induced strokes on the rise among young people
(NaturalNews) As it turns out, vaccines cause the body's natural
immune system to hyper-react to the injection of foreign
particle material, which prompts a massive release of white
blood cells. And these white blood cells, which are too large to
enter the bloodstream, surround capillaries and actually clog
and collapse them, leading to what are essentially
Most Earth species ‘still unknown’: Brazil expert
phys.org - The vast majority of the Earth’s estimated 13 million
species are still unknown and to describe them all would take up
to 2,000 years, according to a leading Brazilian scientist.
CDC Bioterror Labs Cited for Security Flaws in Audits
USA Today - Laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention have been repeatedly cited in private government
audits for failing to properly secure potential bioterror agents
such as anthrax and plague, and not training employees who work
with them, according to "restricted" government watchdog reports
obtained by USA TODAY.
Teenager spotted walking 10 MILES in the snow to interview for
A teen's luck appears to have changed after a chance encounter
with an Indiana restaurant owner during a 10-mile trek through
ice and snow for a minimum wage job interview.
YouTube: The People vs Winter
Ice-induced pavement pile-up's, out of control vehicles, winter fail
wipeouts and the usual death defiers.
Hy-Vee Dog Food Recall Prompts Toxic Mold Concerns In Drought-Hit U.S.
High levels of a dangerous toxin found in bagged dog food on a grocery
store shelf in Iowa have highlighted the prevalence of a problematic
mold in last year's U.S. corn crop, as state and federal officials work
on limiting the food safety concern.
in History - Tuesday - February 26, 2013
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of Elba. He then began
his second conquest of France.
1848 - The second French Republic was proclaimed.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act.
1870 - In New York City, the first pneumatic-powered subway line was
opened to the public.
1907 - The U.S. Congress raised their own pay to $7500.
1919 - In Arizona, the Grand Canyon was established as a National Park
with an act of the U.S. Congress.
1929 - U.S. President Coolidge signed a bill creating the Grand Teton
1930 - New York City installed traffic lights.
1933 - A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Crissy Field for the
Golden Gate Bridge.
1945 - In the U.S., a nationwide midnight curfew went into effect.
1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain
had developed an atomic bomb.
1986 - Corazon Aquino was inaugurated president of the Philippines. Long
time President Ferdinand Marcos went into exile.
1987 - The Tower Commission rebuked U.S. President Reagan for failing to
control his national security staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra
1987 - The U.S.S.R. conducted its first nuclear weapons test after a
19-month moratorium period.
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announced on Baghdad Radio that
Iraqi troops were being withdrawn from Kuwait.
1993 - Six people were killed and more than a thousand injured when a
van exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in New
York City. The bomb had been built by Islamic extremists.
1998 - A Texas jury rejected an $11 million lawsuit by Texas cattlemen
who blamed Oprah Winfrey for price drop after on-air comment about
1998 - In Oregon, a health panel rules that taxpayers must help to pay
for doctor-assisted suicides.
2001 - A U.N. tribunal convicted Bosnian Croat political leader Dario
Kordic and military commander Mario Cerkez of war crimes. They had
ordered the systematic murder and persecution of Muslim civilians during
the Bosnian war.
2009 - Former Serbian president Milan Milutinovic was acquitted by the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia regarding war
crimes during the Kosovo War.
2009 - The Pentagon reversed its 18-year policy of not allowing media to
cover returning war dead. The reversal allowed some media coverage with
Saudis supply militants in Syria with Croatian arms: Report
Press TV - Citing anonymous American and Western officials, The New York
Times newspaper reported on Monday that "the weapons began reaching
rebels in December via shipments shuttled through Jordan."
US senators call on EU to tighten Iran sanctions on eve of talks
Press TV - In a letter to President of the European Council Herman Van
Rompuy on Monday, 36 US senators urged the union to close “a significant
loophole in US-EU sanctions policy” in order to increase pressure on
Gaza rocket hits south Israel: Israel police
Press TV - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has hit southern Israel,
Israeli police said, in the first such move since the Tel Aviv regime’s
war on Gaza last November. he strike came after days of clashes between
Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank that
erupted over the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat, who died
in Israel’s Magiddo jail on Saturday because of extreme torture.
* Related Article:
Egypt raps Israel over prisoners torture
VIDEO: Mexican Farmers Protest the Entrance of GMO Corn
therealnews.com - This week, the United States Supreme Court is hearing
a symbolic case concerning a small farmer's lawsuit against agribusiness
giant Monsanto concerning their pesticide-resistant soybean seeds....
After years of trying to penetrate the Mexican market, Monsanto, Dupont,
and Dow had a breakthrough when outgoing Mexican president Felipe
Calderón granted them the right to cultivate GMO corn in various
northern Mexican states.
‘Dagger’ brigade readies for AFRICOM missions
army.mil - Some 4,000 Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Infantry Division, out of Fort Riley, Kan., are training for realignment
to U.S. Africa Command, expected later this year. The 2nd BCT, or
“Dagger” Brigade as it is known, will be the first brigade to be
regionally aligned to U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM. U.S. Pacific
Command has had units regionally align to its area of responsibility
with similar training at Fort Irwin earlier this year.
The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump: Ontario Power Generation’s Plan to Bury
Nuclear Waste on Shores of Lake Huron
Global Research - Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a multi-billion dollar
corporation wholly owned by the Province of Ontario, plans to build a
nuclear waste dump at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant site, Municipality
of Kincardine, Ontario “located approximately 1 km inland from the shore
of Lake Huron at the surface and more than 400 metres below the deepest
near-site point of Lake Huron.”
China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to
extreme pollution, exposure
(NaturalNews) On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning
the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and
superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's
own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the
severity of the problem.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
LAPD launches probe into alleged resale of weapons by SWAT
LA Times - The department is conducting the second investigation
into allegations that officers bought specially-made handguns
with an 'LAPD SWAT' insignia and resold them at a steep profit.
YouTube: Obama's Ex-Secret Service Agent: It's Not Gun
Control... Its People Control
Obama's Former Secret Service Agent Slams Gun Control on Fox &
Friends. This is a fascinating conversation between Tucker
Carlson and the originator of that statement, former Secret
Service agent Dan Boingino.
YouTube: Sheriff Warns of Second American Revolution over Gun
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. warns of a second
American Revolution if cops have to enforce extreme gun control
Bill Unveiled To Legalize Medical Pot
Politico - Flanked by more than 150 advocates from around the
country, Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer on Monday put forward
his legislation allowing states to legalize medical marijuana in
an effort to end the confusion surrounding federal pot policy.
Bloomberg’s Ban Prohibits 2-liter Soda With Your Pizza And Some
NY Post - Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on
March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for
hardworking families. Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke
with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s
birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite
nightclub. They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which
prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in
containers larger than 16 ounces.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Lobbyist Demands Approval For “Lethal”
Drones Within United States
Paul Joseph Watson - Testifying against a bill that would put
limits on the use of unmanned drones in Washington state,
industry lobbyist Paul Applewhite shocked a House Committee
hearing when he said that drones had been used for
“indiscriminate killings,” while arguing that the technology
should be approved for “lethal force” within the United States.
Federal court: No Second Amendment Guarantee For Concealed Carry
Denver Post - The Second Amendment's guarantee of a right to
bear arms does not extend to the right to carry a concealed
weapon in public, a federal appeals court in Denver has ruled.
Beretta Tells Maryland It Will Move Operation If Gun Law is
Kurt Nimmo - Beretta USA, the domestic division of the Italian
firearms manufacturer, recently informed Maryland it will move
operations out of the state if a law aimed at the Second
Amendment is enacted. “Enact such measures at your own risk,”
the company told lawmakers, according to Bizpac Review.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: DHS-Funded Drone Spies On Private Gun Sale
Paul Joseph Watson -The promotional video for a surveillance
drone now being purchased by law enforcement bodies across the
country with the aid of DHS funding shows a UAV spying on a
private gun sale, falsely depicting the scenario as a criminal
activity. It is important to emphasize that private firearms
sales without background checks are not illegal under current
law in the United States, although gun control advocates are
feverishly trying to change that with
Liberal astroturf group offering $9 to $11 per hour to join its
Daily Caller - The liberal organization Progressive USA Voters,
which is housed in the same progressive Denver office building
as a chapter of the infamous left-wing astroturf group Progress
Now, is offering an hourly wage of between $9 and $11 to join
its gun-control campaign in Chicago, according to a flyer that
was photographed and posted to Reddit Friday.
Pastor Plans Toy Gun Buyback Program
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - While St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is
raising funds for a gun buyback program, Pastor Rodney Francis
of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church wants to catch kids
before they even think about wielding a weapon.
“Sh*t, Just Ship It”: Felony Prosecution for Salmonella-Peanut
wired.com - A pretty extraordinary thing happened Thursday, here
in Georgia: A district court in the middle part of the state
unsealed a 76-count, 52-page indictment of former officials of
the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), charging them with
fraud and conspiracy for knowingly distributing peanut products
contaminated with Salmonella.
VIDEO: Santelli: "What If The Fed Did Less?"
Zero Hedge - "Things would be a lot different. The prevalence of
counter-factuals or 'coulda-shoulda-woulda's in mainstream
economics is stunningly biased to explaining "why we're still in
the doldrums outside of course of the stock market."
VIDEO: Pricing Gold in Dollars is a Fraudulent Measure the Fed
Needs You to Believe!
silverdoctors.com - In this excellent interview with the Sound
Money Campaign, gold & silver mining analyst Jay Taylor states
that The REAL Prices in the Monetary Metals Will Rise Again,
Despite Gold’s “Death Cross” and Bankster Manipulation, and that
pricing Gold in Dollars is a Fraudulent Measure The FED Needs
You to Believe.
Paper Bonds Are AAA Rated, But Physical Gold, Silver, & Oil Are
silverdoctors.com - Can a barrel of oil “default”? A bushel of
wheat? Gold or Silver? Of course not but these are, in today’s
upside down backwards world considered “risk assets”. How
whacked out have we become? Sovereign governments that just 20
years ago would have been taken out back to the financial
“disciplinary woodshed” are considered AAA rated or close to it,
but physical commodities are risk assets.
Rand Paul's plan for the Pentagon: Stop spending millions on
RT - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has some ideas to help dig
America out of debt, and for starters he thinks we should do
away with all of our dang goldfish research. “In the military
they have $5.2 million they spent on goldfish — studying
goldfish to see how democratic they were and if we could learn
about democracy from goldfish. I would give the president the
authority to go ahead and cut all $5 million in goldfish
studies,” Sen. Paul said during a Thursday broadcast.
127 corporations that want to "Fix the Debt" by gutting your
Charleston Voice - The CEOs of the following corporations don’t
think they have enough money — perhaps because they don’t have
it all. So they got together a little group called “Fix the
Debt” to cobble up some more. The source of their added wealth?
Your government retirement and medical insurance programs.
The Banks Show No Mercy: 10 Foreclosure Horror Stories That Will
Blow Your Mind
Michael Snyder - Over the past several years there has been case
after case where mortgage documents have “disappeared”, where
big banks have “manufactured” missing documents out of thin air
and there have even been cases where big banks have tried to
foreclose on homes that do not even have a mortgage. Once in a
while, the big banks get a small slap on the wrist, but nobody
ever really gets into much trouble for any of this.
VIDEO: Arizona highway 'sinkhole' is actually a whole mountain
The giant fissure in the ground swallowed two cars in Page,
Arizona, and caused 120 feet of highway to sink over 8 feet. But
geologists are now also worried that the road may be irreparable
for a long time because it appears that the whole side of the
mountain is sinking!
Tomatoes, dandelions, and hawthorn - why they trump Obamacare
(NaturalNews) The Affordable Care Act seems compassionate, but
its one size fits all philosophy suppresses real healthcare, the
kind found growing freely and more affordable - in nature.
The peppermint herb offers outstanding health benefits
(NaturalHealth365) The peppermint herb is considered by many
cultures to be a true “superfood”. Superfoods are foods and
herbs that have a unique concentration of nutrients that
synergize together to boost potential. These foods and herbs are
typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids,
anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids.
Vaccine News: AAP Opposes Ban on Thimerosal, While Study Finds
More Vaccines Equate to Increased Hospitalization and Death
Dr. Mercola - According to public health doctors and a medical
trade association representing U.S. pediatricians, poor children
in developing countries should continue to get vaccines
containing the mercury preservative, thimerosal, because
providing these children with mercury-free vaccines "would
devastate public health efforts in developing countries," the
New York Times reports.
Five ways juicing could help save your life
(NaturalNews) The short-term health benefits of juicing include
things like increased energy levels and digestive relief, while
the long-term health benefits include chronic illness prevention
of the type that could add both life to your years and years to
10 simple ways to prevent salmonella and other bacteria
(NaturalNews) Salmonella poisoning affects thousands of
individuals each year. The good news is that it can be
prevented. It is only a matter of proper hygiene and the
practice of food safety in the kitchen. Here is a list of ways
to prevent it...
Even 90% of French Wines Contaminated with Heavy Pesticides
Activist Post - Do you get headaches after a glass or two of
wine? Some blame sulfites, some blame fluoride, some blame
non-organic and they might have a point. So you would think
scrambling for the nectar of French vines would be a safe haven.
Even the French were surprised to find out just the opposite -
their overuse of pesticides and fungicides finally caught up
with them and could tarnish their national treasure.
Green Tea Shown to Protect against Digestive Cancer
Natural Society - Green tea may offer the solution (or at least
part of a solution) in the prevention of digestive cancers,
according to another study out of China. Older women were
analyzed for green tea consumption and cancer rates, and
scientists found those who drank the tea on a regular basis were
at a slightly lower risk for developing cancer of the colon,
throat, and stomach.
Black Tea Consumption Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk
Natural Society - More and more new cases of diabetes are being
reported while millions go undiagnosed. This is a very scary
truth in light of the fact that diabetes is a condition
affecting all organs in the body. And while there are a number
of solutions that can be utilized to help prevent and treat this
health condition, researchers have recently found yet another
one - black tea.
Seafood Freakshow: 59% Of Tuna Mislabeled, Fake Tuna Linked to
‘Anal Oil Leakage’
Natural Society - Do you enjoy the taste of tuna? If you
answered yes to that question, there’s a very large chance that
you actually enjoy the taste of many bizarre and exotic imposter
‘fake tuna’ fish types that have been peddled and mislabeled by
the seafood industry and restaurants alike — even a ‘snake
mackerel’ fish linked to side effects like anal oil leakage.
Who Needs SOPA? Media Giants Collude to Punish File Sharing
Activist Post 2/25/13 - The new Copyright Alert System(CAS),
often referred to as the "six strikes anti-piracy scheme" due to
its gradual increase of warnings and punishments, kicks off
today.... All of the big five Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
in America; Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner, and Verizon
are reportedly participating.
in History - Monday - February 25, 2013
1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S.
President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record.
1836 - Samuel Colt received a patent for a "revolving gun".
1901 - The United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan.
1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It
authorized a graduated income tax.
1919 - The state of NE became the first state to place a tax on
gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per gallon.
1928 - The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television
license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, DC.
1930 - The bank check photographing device was patented.
1933 - The first aircraft carrier, Ranger, was launched.
1948 - Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia.
1956 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin
in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow.
1972 - Germany gave a $5 million ransom to Arab terrorist who had
hijacked a jumbo jet.
1986 - Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines
after 20 years of rule after a tainted election.
1999 - William King was sentenced to death for the racial murder of
James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX. Two other men charged were later convicted
for their involvement.
1999 - In Moscow, China's Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and Russia's
President Boris Yeltsin discussed trade and other issues.
2000 - In Albany, NY, a jury acquitted four New York City police
officers of second-degree murder and lesser charges in the February 1999
shooting death of Amadou Diallo.
2005 - Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings in Wichita,
KS. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.
West Pours Arms into Syria as Al Qaeda Mass Slaughters Civilians
Activist Post - The Washington Post in particular, sets the tempo for
this coordinated propaganda campaign, claiming in their report, "In
Syria, new influx of weapons to rebels tilts the battle against Assad,"
that: A surge of rebel advances in Syria is being fueled at least in
part by an influx of heavy weaponry in a renewed effort by outside
powers to arm moderates in the Free Syrian Army, according to Arab and
Nato May Station up to 12,000 Troops in Post-2014 Afghanistan
AFP - US Pentagon spokesman George Little said Nato was considering
deployment of between 8,000 and 12,000 troops, including any US
contribution, but no final decision has yet been made. Reports of a US
presence of 8,000 to 12,000 troops “are not correct,” he said. President
Barack Obama “is still reviewing options and has not made a decision
about the size of a possible US presence after 2014,” he said, adding
that discussions will now continue with Nato allies and Afghanistan.
Terror Leader Arrested in Pakistan
ABC - Five days after a bombing in Pakistan claimed almost a 100 lives,
the co-founder of the terrorist organisation that claimed responsibility
for the deadly attack has been taken into custody. "We have arrested
Malik Ishaq and he's in jail," Ashfaq Gujar, a senior Pakistani police
official told ABC news. However, there is no specific terrorist charge
under which Ishaq has been arrested.
Russia calls for international intervention in Mali
Washington Times - Russia’s foreign ministry said the international
community must ramp up its efforts and stop the tide of violence from
rising in Mali. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for a more
coordinated global response, along with U.N. Special Envoy to Mali,
Romano Prodi, during a meeting in Moscow on Friday, the United
International Press reports.
Egypt vote could be 'road to total chaos': ElBaradei
AFP - Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei warned of chaos in
the troubled nation if parliamentary polls go ahead in April, as
protesters demonstrated in Cairo against Islamist President Mohamed
U.S. troops arrive in Niger to set up drone base
Washington Post - President Obama announced Friday that about 100 U.S.
troops have been deployed to the West African country of Niger, where
defense officials said they are setting up a drone base to spy on
al-Qaeda fighters in the Sahara. It was the latest step by the Pentagon
to increase its intelligence-gathering across Africa in response to what
officials see as a rising threat from militant groups.
A “Humanitarian War” Is an Oxymoron
Global Research - One hundred billion dollars has been spent on Afghan
reconstruction by the United States, yet nothing has improved for the
Afghan people. Two billion dollars a week has been spent for over a
decade to fight 55 Al-Qaeda operatives. The US continues to slaughter
civilians on a regular basis, yet Hamid Karzai has done nothing.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Robert Gibbs Told Not To Acknowledge Drone Program Exists
Huffington Post - Former White House press secretary Robert
Gibbs said Sunday that he was told not to "acknowledge" or
"discuss" the secret drone program when becoming the
government's top spokesman.
You Tube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 2/25/13: When They Came
for the Raw Milk Drinkers
Full transcript coming soon!
Communist Propaganda Poster: Comrades, Turn In Your Weapons!
Paul Joseph Watson - This 1918 Communist propaganda poster from
the Russian civil war serves as yet another reminder that
tyrannical regimes throughout history have always sought to
disarm their populations through gun control.
VIDEO: 'Day of Resistance’: Thousands of gun law protesters
rally across US
RT -Thousands of Second Amendment activists across the US took
part in a Day of Resistance against President Obama's gun
control measures, calling his plans unconstitutional. Words are
not all they’re prepared to use to protect their right to bear
White House to release talking point emails on Benghazi...
redflagnews.com - The Obama administration has agreed to provide
emails pertaining to the controversial CIA talking points which
critics say pushed an inaccurate picture of what happened during
the terror attack last September in Benghazi, a congressional
source tells Fox News.
Newtown seeks to deny newspapers access to death certificates
digitaljournal.com - The Clerk maintains that access to vital
records such as death and marriage certificates should be
limited to immediate family members or their representatives,
and has undertaken to change present law.
School Shooters Under the Influence of Psychiatric Drugs
cchrint.org - At least 31 school shootings and/or school-related
acts of violence have been committed by those taking or
withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 162 wounded and
72 killed (in other school shootings, information about their
drug use was never made public—neither confirming or refuting if
they were under the influence of prescribed drugs).
Call for Federal Investigation of Psychiatric Drugs...
DOJ Memo: Outlaw and Confiscate All Guns
Kurt Nimmo - The nine page “cursory summary” on current gun
control initiatives was not officially released by the Obama
administration. The DOJ memo (downloadable
here as a PDF) states the administration “believes that a
gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation,”
according to the NRA, and thinks universal background checks
“won’t work without requiring national gun registration.”
DHS Contractor Apologizes For Selling Shooting Targets of
Paul Joseph Watson - We apologize for the offensive nature of
our “No More Hesitation” products. These products have been
taken offline due to the opinions expressed by so many,
including members of the law enforcement community.... Although
the targets have been taken off the company’s website, it’s
unclear whether or not they have been removed from sale
Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?
Washington’s Blog - This post explains the liberties guaranteed
in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United
States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of
the loss of each right.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Growing National Divide Over Guns and Gun
Liberty Crier - (FOX19) – At no time in recent history has the
country been so dramatically divided over the issue of guns.
Unprecedented new laws are being proposed across the nation and
gun owners are taking very vocal stands. Ben Swann takes a look
at the growing divide.
VIDEO: The Pro Second Amendment Commercial Banned By Major Media
Mac Slavo -
Steve Vaus is a musician, writer, producer and Grammy award
winner who has worked with musical legends that include Willie
Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Kenny Loggins. In January,
responding to the latest assaults on our Second Amendment, Vaus
composed and produced “Come and Take It,” a ballad that takes
aim at those who would strip Americans of their right to bear
arms. The complete song can be heard in its entirety (free)
VIDEO: More Proof That News is Controlled by a Central Script
Activist Post - Conan O'Brien once again plucks several clips
from a wide variety of local news stations reading off the same
50 Signs That The U.S. Health Care System Is A Gigantic Money
Making Scam That Is About To Collapse
Economic Collapse - Unfortunately, this gigantic money making
scam has become so large that it threatens to collapse both the
U.S. health care system and the entire U.S. economy.
White House details sequestration cuts by state
USA Today - The White House kicked off a week of warnings about
the sequestration by issuing reports Sunday on how the looming
$85 billion in automatic budget cuts will affect each of the 50
Companies are dropping health coverage for spouses to cut costs
marketwatch.com - By denying coverage to spouses, employers not
only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went
into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year,
companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on their
plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014. And health law
guidelines proposed recently mandate coverage of employees’
dependent children (up to age 26), but husbands and wives are
YouTube: Bank Fraud in less than 10 minutes
This video's focus will be economics - a subject affecting
everyone, but understood by virtually no one. This is not an
VIDEO: Money, Banking, and The Federal Reserve System -
Liberty Crier - Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in
American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul,
Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary
film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered
of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.
Why the Military Should Give you a Home Inspection Today
spousebuzz.com - If there’s one thing I know about many
MilSpouses, it’s that we do NOT like the concept of the military
telling us what to do. Which is why the idea of “home
inspections” can really stick in our craws. The military?
Ordering us to let them look around our houses? I don’t think
so. They are already a part of SO much of our lives. Must they
come into our homes, too?
VIDEO: Federal Government Moves to Disarm Veterans
Kurt Nimmo - According to constitutional attorney Michael
Connelly, the government is now moving to strip veterans it
determines to be mentally incompetent of their Second Amendment
right to own a firearm. Connelly cites a letter “sent by the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps
thousands, of America’s heroes.” For a larger version of the
click here to download PDF from RedFag News.
Men say their breast cancer was caused by contaminated water at
Camp Lejeune - Rock Center with Brian Williams
msn.com - Mike Partain got the shock of his life five years ago
when he was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39. That
he got breast cancer at all is surprising. It's so rare that for
every 100 women who get it, just one man will.
VIDEO: Jury Nullification Activist Jailed 145 Days for
Activist Post - Army Vietnam Veteran, peaceful freedom activist,
and local small businessman, Mark Schimdter, has been jailed for
145 days by Judge Belvin Perry. Schmidter's sentence began
Thursday after he was found guilty for distributing jury
nullification info outside of Perry's self-imposed "free speech
zone." during the Casey Anthony trial.
YouTube: Homeowners Fight New Bank Bailouts
RT - One of America's biggest banks may be getting another
government bailout. This week it was revealed that the New York
Fed struck a secret deal with Bank of America over its toxic
mortgages. The deal spares the banking giant from billions of
dollars in legal claims. Victim's of B of A's banking practices,
are still losing their homes, but fighting to keep Wall Street
Obama Eyes Coal Plants, Moves Forward on Climate Change Without
U.S. News - President Barack Obama is tired of waiting for
Congress to move on legislation to reduce carbon emissions, and
his administration is poised to move forward on actions to do
just that—including a move that will effectively eliminate the
possibility of any new coal plant opening in the United States,
"Smart" water meters installed - so where have the birds gone?
takebackyourpower.net - Beginning in mid-December, the city
began installing new smart-water meters on homes all throughout
Rolling Hills. The meters send information to the city four
times a day to help monitor water usage without having to send
workers to check individual meters. By mid-January, the entire
Rolling Hills North neighborhood had been equipped with the new
meters. And the birds were gone.
Colorado's Secret energy lab spawns million dollar government
watchdog.org - If you live outside Colorado, you probably
haven’t heard of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL
for short. It’s the place where solar panels, windmills and corn
are deemed the energy source of the future and companies who
support such endeavors are courted. It’s also the place where
highly paid staff decide how to spend hundreds of millions in
VIDEO: Trial of BP Over Deepwater Horizon Set for Monday
Activist Post - According to the Times-Picayune, the difference
between “negligence” and “gross negligence” under the Clean
Water Act means the difference between a $4 billion fine and a
$17 billion fine. The editorial cites previous BP safety
violations, saying “The bottom line is simple: BP should pay the
highest penalties possible to undo the grievous damage it has
Flu shot not even 50% effective
Castanet.net - This year's flu vaccine provided little
protection to people 65 and older who got a shot, new data
released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reveal.
Think twice before eating that ham sandwich or triple meat
pizza! Toxins in processed meat cause serious food-borne
(NaturalNews) Unless you eat organic foods and prepare them at
home, you've probably purchased packaged, processed meats at
some time. Non-organic versions contain added preservatives,
chemicals and GMOs; and, many harbor bacterial toxins that harm
Watch out for these 10 hidden sources of gluten
(NaturalNews) Gluten intolerance is on the rise all across the
industrialized world, and those with a severe allergy to this
wheat-based protein already know how difficult it can be to
avoid, especially when eating out at restaurants. And to make
matters worse, there are also many hidden sources of gluten that
are not so obvious unless you know what to look for.
What do you get when you mix GMO tobacco with ammonia and
(NaturalNews) When you burn GM pesticide, insecticide, and
herbicide with ammonia, bleach and glass wool, you get a damaged
windpipe and toxic tar lodged around the tiny air sacs in your
lungs. Big Tobacco and the CDC don't tell you that.
Aspartame in Milk Without a Label? Big Dairy Petitions FDA For
Activist Post - Two powerful dairy organizations, The
International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National
Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are petitioning the Food and
Drug Administration to allow aspartame and other artificial
sweeteners to be added to milk and other dairy products without
FDA Gives Sole Herbal Product Rights to Big Pharma
Green Med Info - An extract from a South American tree known as
dragon's blood is now classed as a drug and the FDA has handed
sole rights to a single pharmaceutical corporation. The drug,
which is made by Salix Pharmaceuticals, will be sold by Napo
Pharmaceuticals of San Francisco under the brand name of Fulyzac.
The generic term for it is crofelemer. It will be sold as a
treatment for the diarrhea that's a common adverse effect of
harsh HIV drugs.
Research From 100+ Countries Proves Sunlight Prevents Cancer
Green Med Info -Indeed, a groundbreaking new meta-analysis on
the sunlight - vitamin D connection, published in the journal
Anticancer Research and based on data from over 100 countries,
found that "a strong inverse correlations with solar UVB for 15
types of cancer," with weaker, though still significant evidence
for the protective role of sunlight in 9 other cancers.
Over 315 of 450 Tested Plastic Containers Leach Hormone-Like
Natural Society - Out of 450 plastic containers tested, 315 were
found to leach hormone-like compounds in one study - even those
plastics claiming to be BPA-free.
Ditch the commercial sports drinks and artificial protein bars -
Try economical, nourishing and handmade varieties instead
(NaturalNews) The Chicago Tribune article, "Sports drinks: How
to make your own," offers several simple, inexpensive recipes
for recovery drinks. According to registered dietitian Dawn
Jackson Blatner, refueling beverages need three elements: water,
electrolytes and carbohydrates. Just make sure to use purified
water, organic ingredients and high quality Himalayan or Celtic
sea salt for maximum nutritional benefit.
Resveratrol in grapes and wine protects from deafness and
(NaturalNews) There's new hope for a natural way to prevent two
of the most dreaded conditions that most often hit elders -
hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease.
Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy and
io9.com - Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people
fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically
without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical
engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San
Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via
the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.
VIDEO: The Surprising Science of Happiness
Activist Post - Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness,
challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what
we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly
happy even when things don't go as planned.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Seed Giants Sue U.S. Farmers Over Genetically Modified Seed
Patents In Shocking Numbers: Report
Huffington Post - According to the report, Monsanto has alleged
seed patent infringement in 144 lawsuits against 410 farmers and
56 small farm businesses in at least 27 U.S. states as of
January of 2013. Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta together hold 53
percent of the global commercial seed market, which the report
says has led to price increases for seeds -- between 1995 and
2011, the average cost of planting one acre of soybeans rose 325
percent and corn seed prices went up 259 percent.
This is a Vaccine Your Dog Can - and Should - Do Without
Dr. Becker - One of my colleagues here at Mercola.com forwarded
an article to me recently from an online news site. The title is
“Dogs Also Need to Get Flu Vaccine.” The article is full of
misinformation, which is truly disturbing given the serious
More Problems for Evangers Pet Food Owner
Susan Thixton - This time, the Chicago Tribune is reporting Joel
Sher - owner of Evangers Pet Food - "allegedly offered $5,000 to
a witness in exchange for changing testimony in a case from 2010
where he is accused of ordering his company employees to divert
nearly $2 million worth gas and power lines to his store.
in History - Friday - February 22, 2013
1784 - "Empress of China", a U.S. merchant ship, left New York City for
the Far East.
1819 - Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
1855 - The U.S. Congress voted to appropriate $200,000 for continuance
of the work on the Washington Monument. The next morning the resolution
was tabled and it would be 21 years before the Congress would vote on
funds again. Work was continued by the Know-Nothing Party in charge of
1859 - U.S. President Buchanan approved the Act of February 22, 1859,
which incorporated the Washington National Monument Society "for the
purpose of completing the erection now in progress of a great National
Monument to the memory of Washington at the seat of the Federal
1860 - Organized baseball’s first game was played in San Francisco, CA.
1865 - In the U.S., Tennessee adopted a new constitution that abolished
1879 - In Utica, NY, Frank W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10-cent
1885 - The Washington Monument was officially dedicated in Washington,
DC. It opened to the public in 1889.
1923 - The first successful chinchilla farm opened in Los Angeles, CA.
It was the first farm of its kind in the U.S.
1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential
radio broadcast from the White House.
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin became the first woman to win a U.S.
thoroughbred horse race.
1973 - The U.S. and Communist China agreed to establish liaison offices.
1984 - The U.S. Census Bureau statistics showed the state of Alaska was
the fastest growing state of the decade with an increase in population
of 19.2 percent.
1994 - The U.S. Justice Department charged Aldrich Ames and his wife
with selling national secrets to the Soviet Union. Ames was later
convicted to life in prison. Ames' wife received a 5-year prison term.
1997 - Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut and colleagues announced that an
adult sheep had been successfully cloned. Dolly was actually born on
July 5, 1996. Dolly was the first mammal to have been successfully
cloned from an adult cell.
2002 - In the Philippines, An MH-47E Chinook helicopter crashed into the
ocean. All 10 men aboard were killed.
‘Syria militants attack Hezbollah’
Press TV - The armed militant groups in Syria say they have started to
attack the positions of Hezbollah resistance movement in neighboring
Lebanon since February 21.
UNESCO grants peace prize to Hollande amid French-led Mali war
Press TV - The UN cultural agency, UNESCO, has granted a peace prize to
the French president for his “valuable contribution to peace and
stability in Africa,” amid the ongoing French-led war in the African
country of Mali.
French-led troops, fighters clash in Mali
Press TV - According to a military source, the French-led forces engaged
in fierce combat with the fighters in Mali’s northern city of Gao on
Thursday. At least three fighters were reportedly killed in the battles,
which involved heavy artillery fire.
UK fuel bills to skyrocket on ‘green’ wave
RT - Moreover, 10% of coal and oil-fired power plants are due to close
next month in order to meet new green regulations coming into force in
April. Alistair Buchanan warned large power cuts are 300 times more
likely to occur by 2015, as reported by Daily Mail. A new carbon tax
means older power plants must install expensive technology to reduce
emissions or shut down by 2015. This will see one in ten plants closing
at the end of March and more are likely to follow, according to the
Israel awards US oil firm license to drill in Golan Heights
Press TV - The Israeli regime has awarded a US energy company a license
to drill for oil on Syria’s occupied Golan Heights. Industry sources
said on Thursday that Genie Energy won the license following reports
last year that Tel Aviv had decided to allow oil and gas exploration on
VIDEO: Russia, Arab League back diplomatic solution for Syria
Press TV - Russia and the Arab League have reached an agreement to
co-operate on finding a solution to the Syrian crisis. It was the result
of the first session of the Russian-Arab co-operation Forum in Moscow,
attended by Foreign Ministers from Russia, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait and
UK may divert billions in foreign aid to military
RT - David Cameron announced on Wednesday that he was ‘very open’ to the
idea of channeling billions of pounds from the UK’s foreign aid budget
in to military defense and ‘peacekeeping’ operations, in an attempt to
avoid further defense cuts.
Killing the Dollar: G20 & IMF Push for Global Fed, Global Currency
12160.info - While headline stories about averting the dangers of an
international “currency war” dominated news coverage of the recently
concluded G20 meeting in Moscow, the real unreported story is that the
global gathering of central bankers and finance ministers is pushing
forward with their plan for “supersizing” the International Monetary
Fund. The end goal is to transform the IMF into a global Federal
Mission to transport 23,000 liters of bomb-grade uranium from Canada to
RT - Up to 76 truckloads of radioactive waste could soon be crossing
into the US from Canada, local media reveal. Relocating the
weapons-grade uranium (HEU) in liquid form would be the first operation
of its kind, and is set to cost $60 million.. It is the first time such
an operation to transport the substance in liquid form has taken place,
prompting concern from both sides of the border.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Army Begins Receiving Chem-bio Shelters
UPI.com - The first of more than 100 chemical biological
protective shelters have been delivered to the U.S. Army by
Smiths Detection under a $40 million contract. The
self-contained, mobile shelters provide 400 square feet of
protective, sterile work space for medical personnel to perform
preventative and emergency care in the field. The shelters can
also be used in homeland security operations following natural
VIDEO: Have Any More Gun Makers Stopped Selling To Anti-Gun
States? Lots More!
The Blaze - Last Friday TheBlaze reported on a growing list of
gun manufacturers and retailers who had stopped selling to law
enforcement in states that were enacting stringent new gun laws.
Since that report, the initial list (seen below) has changed.
Ammo Prices Have Doubled Since December At 'America's Largest
CNS News - A box containing 500 rounds of .22LR was selling for
approximately $20/box back in December. Today, Mr. Hyatt [owner
of Hyatt Gun Shop] tells me he is selling the same box for $49.
This represents a 145 percent increase in price.
National “Day of Resistance” Rally Planned for Saturday, Feb 23
Infowars.com - In the spirit of protest and in efforts to retain
the Second Amendment a nationwide “Day of Resistance” has been
organized for Saturday, February 23,
California Gun Confiscation Program Heralded As Model For Nation
Huffington Post - The program, which takes guns away from
criminals and the mentally ill, is being heralded as a model for
the nation. Individuals who legally purchased guns but are now
disqualified are identified by analysts who match gun sales back
to 1996 with databases listing criminal convictions, restraining
orders and mental health detentions, UPI reports. Over the past
five years, agents conducting twice-weekly sweeps have
confiscated more than 10,000 guns.
Obama to receive Israel’s presidential medal of honor
Raw Story - Barack Obama will become the first serving US
president to receive Israel’s presidential medal, from his
Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on a visit to the Jewish state
next month, Peres’s office said on Monday. “President Obama has
made a unique and meaningful contribution to strengthening the
state of Israel and the security of its people,” it said in a
Iran Nuke Fantasy Gets Boost From Gallup Poll
Kurt Nimmo - It looks like years of non-stop propaganda may soon
bear fruit. According to a recent Gallup poll, a staggering 99
percent of Americans believe Iran’s nuclear program is a threat
to the United States.
White House Tactic for C.I.A. Bid Holds Back Drone Memos
NY Times - The White House is refusing to share fully with
Congress the legal opinions that justify targeted killings,
while maneuvering to make sure its stance does not do anything
to endanger the confirmation of John O. Brennan as C.I.A.
US senator says drones death toll is 4700
London Telegraph - The toll from hundreds of drone-launched
missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda militants in
Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere has remained a mystery, as US
officials refuse to publicly discuss any details of the covert
campaign. But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch
supporter of the drone raids, openly cited a number that exceeds
some independent estimates of the death toll.
Debate Begins Over Use Of Drones In Oklahoma Skies
NewsOn6.com - State Representative Paul Wesselhoft of Moore is
against it. He has introduced legislation that would require law
enforcement to get a warrant before they could use one in
Oklahoma. In a statement Wesselhoft says, "We have to keep in
mind that these technologies have the very real potential to
seriously erode privacy rights."
Citizens Applaud Defeat of Firearms Ban in Massachusetts
Kurt Nimmo - A majority of people attending a town hall meeting
in Westford, Massachusetts, responded to the withdrawal of an
assault weapons ban by city government with thunderous applause
and a standing ovation. Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen
Robert Jeffries was surprised by the reaction. “I thought there
would be a [negative] reaction,” he told WBZ-TV in Boston.
Pennsylvania Survivalist Arrested in New Jersey on Weapons
Adan Salazar - Efforts to demonize preppers are in full swing as
one Philadelphia area survivalist can attest.
VIDEO: This Local Gun Ad Was Banned By Comcast — A New
The Blaze - Comcast, which recently acquired NBC Universal, has
quietly decided to remove advertisements promoting firearms from
its cable network, and gun retailers aren’t happy about it.
VIDEO: Larry Pratt GOA’s reactions to gun control legislation -
12160.info - Larry Pratt talked about Gun Owners of America’s
reactions to gun control legislation proposed by President Obama
and Congress. Other topics included his group’s history, and
differences between Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle
Association. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic
Mark Warner talked about some of the guns sold in his store.
“100% certain”: 9/11 author was killed in black ops hit
Veterans Today - After a week-long on-site investigation, former
National Security Agency officer Wayne Madsen is “100% certain”
that 9/11 investigator and author Philip Marshall and his two
children were killed in a black ops hit. Madsen’s conclusion is
that the cover story – an alleged murder-suicide – is
VIDEO: New Tax Codes Causing Delays In Filing 2012 Returns
CBS13 News - The New Year’s Day fiscal cliff vote that reworked
tax codes created such an IRS paperwork problem that there are
still dozens of forms not even available yet, including federal
forms for general business credits, mortgage interest credits
and energy efficient home credits.
Stocks Plunge as Fed Members Admit Endless Bond Buying Will Not
Kurt Nimmo - The Fed is currently tossing around billions of
fiat dollars every month in a scheme it insists will remedy the
economy and put an end to massive unemployment. In January, the
privately owned Fed said it would continue to buy $85 billion in
bonds every month. The program has resulted in a sharp rise in
bond prices. Meanwhile, word of dissension at the Fed sent the
stock market tumbling.
The Big Dogs On Wall Street Are Starting To Get Very Nervous
Economic Collapse - Why are some of the biggest names in the
corporate world unloading stock like there is no tomorrow, and
why are some of the most prominent investors on Wall Street
loudly warning about the possibility of a market crash? Should
we be alarmed that the big dogs on Wall Street are starting to
get very nervous? ... But it isn't just the number of stock
sales that is alarming. Some of these insider transactions are
absolutely huge. Just check out these numbers...
YouTube: All Wars Are Bankers' Wars
Michael Rivero - I know many people have a great deal of
difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no
other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations,
so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the
US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign
nations. There is ample precedent for this.... The written
version is here.
VIDEO: Emails From Dexia Lawsuit Show JPMorgan Committed
Widespread Mortgage Fraud
Daily Bail - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has tried his best
to suggest that the financial crisis was someone else's fault.
But a batch of court documents released this week undermine this
claim, indicating that the bank knew the mortgage investments it
sold were seriously flawed.
Trouble For The Next Three Days: ‘Q’ Targets 30 Million, Bears
Down On Midwest, Severe T-Storms, Tornados In Deep South…Heads
InvestmentWatch - In all, about 800,000 square miles in 18
states were under some form of watch or warning Wednesday
related to a major storm pouring out of California and into the
Central Plains and the Midwest, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller
PHOTOS: Four months after Hurricane Sandy, Jersey Shore still a
12160.info - It has been nearly four months since the storm
commonly known as Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey’s shoreline.
And even though Sandy was not, in fact, a hurricane by the time
it ripped into the Jersey Shore, the damage it caused was
widespread and severe.
VIDEO: Proof of Pepco's lies about "smart" meter radiation data
takebackyourpower.net - Earlier this week, Washington DC-based
WUSA-9 News documented and demonstrated the boldface lies of
utility company Pepco. In fact, what the video shows as a
reading – 761 milliwatts/m2 of microwave energy – is 761 times
the Building Biology (Baubiologie) threshold for “extreme
Researchers have discovered a stunning new process that takes
the energy from coal without burning it -- and removes virtually
all of the pollution
Refreshing News - Dawei Wang, a research associate and one of
the group's team leaders, says the technology's potential
benefits go beyond the environment: "The plant could really
promote our energy independence. Not only can we use America's
natural resources such as Ohio coal, but we can keep our air
clean and spur the economy with jobs."
Biofuel rush is wiping out unique American grasslands
NewScientist - Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly of South
Dakota State University in Brookings analyzed satellite images
of five states in the western corn belt. They found that 530,000
hectares of grassland disappeared under blankets of maize and
soya beans between 2006 and 2011.... The trend is being driven
by rising demand for the crops, partly through incentives to use
them as fuels instead of food.
Doctors warn about medical tests, treatments you don't need
NBC News - You don’t need an MRI for lower back pain. You don’t
need antibiotics for a sinus infection. And you don’t need to be
screened for osteoporosis, either, if you’re under 65. Seventeen
of the top medical specialty groups, representing pediatricians,
ear, nose and throat specialists, family doctors and others
released their latest list of common tests, treatments and
procedures that people don’t need.
MSG and aspartame are the two leading causes of central nervous
system damage in the United States
(NaturalNews) Excitotoxins, as they are appropriately named, are
supposed to enhance flavor and excite your taste buds, but this
"class" of chemicals overstimulate neuron receptors, which are
what allow brain cells to communicate with each other. This
causes a firing of impulses at such a rapid rate that they
become completely exhausted, and several hours later, these
depleted neurons die.
Naturally detox your body with these six power foods
(NaturalNews) Here are six "power" foods with known detox
benefits that may help you and your family steer clear of
chronic pain, disease, and other toxin-induced health
50 ways to love your liver: Home remedies to detox and keep the
life in your liver
(NaturalNews) Your liver is your body's primary organ of
detoxification; when it's not well, neither are you. The human
liver filters drugs, nutrients and toxins from the body,
produces bile to help digest fats, and removes toxic bilirubin
from the blood. Home remedies, foods and alternative treatments
keep your liver happy and keep your body healthy.
California pharmacy floods population with free antibiotics,
promoting deadly superbugs
(NaturalNews) Antibiotic-resistant superbugs kill 48,000
Americans each year -- roughly the same number of American
soldiers who died in the entire Vietnam War. This data was
published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and the data is
from 2006. It's certainly much worse today, and the health care
costs related to superbug infections surpasses $8 billion a
11 Herbs Used As Traditional Acne Remedies
Green Med Info - There are several herbal and folk remedies
available for curing acne or pimple. This article deals with 11
important herbs and formulations based on tribal's traditional
Over-the-Counter NSAID Kills, But Docs & Regulators Ignore
Gaia Health - Diclofenac has long been known to be a killer,
every bit as dangerous as Vioxx, which may have killed half a
million people in the US alone. But diclofenac isn’t only a
prescription drug. It’s sold over-the-counter. Yet doctors keep
prescribing it and regulators do nothing to control or even warn
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
7 Tips to Help You Prepare for Hard Times
Activist Post - Today I would like to share a list of tips for
preparing for unthinkable hard times. It is a quick and dirty
list – things that come to mind here and now in the present
The Honest Kitchen Voluntarily Recalls
Susan Thixton - The Honest Kitchen today announced that it is
voluntarily recalling five lots of its Verve, Zeal and Thrive
pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and
sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail
order and online after August 2012 because they have the
potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No other Honest
Kitchen batches, production dates or products are affected.
Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls
Susan Thixton - Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily
recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products
because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
in History - Thursday - February 21, 2013
1804 - The first self-propelled locomotive on rails was demonstrated in
1842 - John J. Greenough patented the sewing machine.
1848 - The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich
1866 - Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental
school. The school was the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati.
1874 - The Oakland Daily Tribune began publication.
1878 - The first telephone directories issued in the U.S. were
distributed to residents in New Haven, CT. It was a single page of only
1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun began in France. The
battle ended on December 18, 1916 with a French victory over Germany.
1925 - The first issue of "The New Yorker" was published.
1947 - Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical
Society of America in New York City. It was the first camera to take,
develop and print a picture on photo paper all in about 60 seconds. The
photos were black and white. The camera went on sale the following year.
1965 - Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City at the age of 39 by
assassins identified as Black Muslims.
1973 - Israeli fighter planes shot down a Libyan Airlines jet over the
Sinai Desert. More than 100 people were killed.
1975 - Former U.S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White
House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2
to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.
1988 - In Baton Rouge, LA, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to his
congregation that he was guilty of an unspecified sin. He announced that
he was leaving the pulpit temporarily. Swaggart had been linked to an
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called Ayatollah Khomeini's death
warrant against "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie "deeply offensive
to the norms of civilized behavior."
2000 - David Letterman returned to his Late Night show about five weeks
after having an emergency quintuple heart bypass operation.
US bill calls for diplomatic ties with Iran
Press TV - The Democrats in the US House of Representatives have
introduced a bill that would demand the government establish a
diplomatic envoy to Iran in an attempt to deal with Tehran’s nuclear
energy program. A sponsor of the legislation, Representative Barbara Lee
(D-CA), said the government must end its "no contact" policy with Iran,
which currently bars Iranian and US officials from holding direct talks,
The Hill reported.
Pakistan risks US, UN sanctions over gas deal with Iran
Press TV - The United States has threatened Pakistan with stringent US
and UN sanctions if it goes through the multi-billion-dollar
Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project. “Washington has made it clear
that it will impose economic sanctions on Islamabad if it begins to buy
gas from Iran. Besides, the UN mandated sanctions on any trade with the
oil-rich country,” the Wall Street Journal said in a report.
S Sudan violated human rights: AI
Press TV - Amnesty International has called on South Sudan to
investigate killings and human rights violations by the government in
the country. On Wednesday, the group issued a report saying that the
government arrested scores of opposition figures without issuing arrest
warrants, and that those arrested were not given the right to have
access to lawyers.
‘France uses Israeli-made drones in Mali’
Press TV - A report reveals that France has used Israeli-made armed
unmanned assassination drones in Mali, as the French-led war in the West
African country enters its seven weeks.
'Keep your so-called workers': US CEO lashes out at France over plant
RT - A US tire CEO has told France to ‘keep its so-called workers’ and
their ‘three hour work days’ after the government approached him with an
offer to take over a struggling tire plant. The spat began after France
approached the firm about potentially taking over a struggling Goodyear
tire factory in the northern city of Amiens.
After Bulgarian Protests, Prime Minister Resigns
NY Times - Prime Minister Boiko Borisov of Bulgaria submitted his
government’s resignation on Wednesday after a tumultuous week of public
anger over rising electricity prices, corruption and worsening living
standards that ignited mass protests nationwide and led to bloody
clashes with the police on Tuesday night.
Carbon Markets In Death Spiral As Deutsche Bank Quits
Daily Bail - Deutsche Bank is understood to have pulled the plug on its
carbon trading desk, but will continue to operate in the European power
and gas markets. The bank is believed to be in the process of winding
down its emissions trading operations, the bulk of which operates in
‘Land Grabbing’: Foreign Investors Buy Up Third World Farmland
spiegel.de - "Land grabbing" amounts to a new form of colonialism that
often runs counter to the interests of locals. A number of developing
nations have sold or leased much of their farmland to foreign investors.
The list is led by Liberia, whose arable land is 100 percent under
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Maine Police Being Trained that Christians, Constitutionalists
May Be "Domestic Terrorists"
mainemediaresources.com - A new unit study, No. 1.12.0 allegedly
being taught at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA),
entitled “Sovereign Citizens” and labeled as Restricted to Law
Enforcement, seems to be teaching Maine’s police officers that
anyone who believes in the superiority of the Lord God over man
and man’s government, or those who espouse the belief that the
Constitution and Bill of Rights are the Supreme Law of the land,
are classified as “Sovereign Citizens” and should be considered
potential domestic terrorists.
Minnesota town's police force to move to schools
RT - Jordan, Minnesota, a town of 5,500, is thought to be the
first school in the country to take such a response to the Sandy
Hook massacre, Minnesota's Star Tribune reports. The plan, which
is estimated to cost only $20,000, calls for the town's schools
to remodel their entrances so that all who enter must pass a
police checkpoint. Officers will be stationed by the front door.
Yale will train US Special Forces in interrogation techniques
using immigrants as guinea pigs
RT - Yale University is planning to train US Special Forces to
detect lies by practicing on immigrants. The program strives to
provide soldiers with such interview tactics by practicing on
“someone they can’t necessarily identify with”.
California Democrat Introduces Bill to Tax Concealed Carry
Kurt Nimmo - Rep. Linda Sánchez, a California Democrat with a
history of attacks on the Second Amendment, introduced
H.R. 793 last week. The proposed legislation calls for an
excise tax on concealed carry and a federal buyback program. It
is co-sponsored by a number of Democrats in the House, including
the notorious gun-grabber Rosa DeLauro.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Oklahoma guns exempted from federal rules
in bill OK'd by House panel
NewsOK - Guns and ammunition manufactured and kept in Oklahoma
would not be subject to federal laws or regulations under a bill
that a House panel approved Wednesday.... Another bill that
sailed through the committee would allow private schools to
develop their own rules and regulations on whether teachers and
school visitors could be armed.
Company Behind Shooting Targets of Children Received $2 Million
Paul Joseph Watson - The company behind controversial shooting
targets that include images of children, pregnant women and
elderly gun owners received almost $2 million dollars in
contracts from the Department of Homeland Security.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Law Enforcement “Requested” Shooting
Targets of Pregnant Women
Paul Joseph Watson - As you can hear in the YouTube clip above,
Blaine Cooper enquired about the company’s “no hesitation”
targets, which also feature children, elderly gun owners and
mothers in playgrounds, and was told that the target showing a
pregnant woman was a “requested law enforcement target for
Napolitano: Will States' Nullification Of Federal Gun Control
Laws Hold Up In Court?
xrepublic.tv 2/20/13 - This afternoon on America Live, Judge
Andrew Napolitano weighed in on the push by nine states to pass
laws to block the federal government from restricting gun
ownership. State lawmakers are anticipating some sort of gun
control legislation to be passed at the federal level, possibly
an assault weapons ban. The proposals argue that guns made and
kept within a state's borders should not be federally regulated.
Gun Control through Liability Insurance: You Need at least $1
Million to Own a Gun
xrepublic.tv - Bill S2353 will require all gun owners in NY to
obtain and "continuously maintain" insurance coverage of at
least $1 million, or they will suffer "immediate revocation of
such owner's registration, license and any other privilege to
own" a firearm.... It is estimated that the required $1 million
liability policy would cost a holder $1600-2000 annually. If the
bill is passed, gun owners will have 30 days to get the
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Police Use of Drug-Sniffing
Dogs to Carry Out Warrantless Searches During Traffic Stops
rutherford.org - The Rutherford Institute had asked the U.S.
Supreme Court to declare the practice of using drug detection
dogs as the sole basis for warrantless searches unconstitutional
under the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable
searches and seizures. Published scientific studies show that
drug dog alerts are wrong as much as 56% of the time, and are
heavily influenced by the biases of the dog’s handler.
Petty Misdemeanors Would Trigger Asset Forfeiture in New Hawaii
ij.org - Under Hawaii state law, petty misdemeanors are usually
punished by up to 30 days in jail and/or $1,000 in fines. But if
SB 1342 passes, petty misdemeanors would join murder and theft
as offenses that are subject to property forfeiture.
FDA Ignores Skeletal Malformations, Other Dangers of GMO
tbyil.com - At hearings on the GMO salmon many are referring to
as “Frankenfish, the FDA noted evidence of abnormalities that
had been detected in the fish, including "“increased frequency
of skeletal malformations, increased prevalence of jaw erosions
and multi-systemic inflammation”. While such findings would seem
to be cause for alarm, the FDA instead dismissed the
VIDEO: Reality Check: Are Sequestration Cuts As Big As Congress
And White House Are Making Them Out To Be?
Liberty Crier - (FOX19) – Wednesday, the Pentagon informed
Congress that if automatic spending cuts are allowed to take
effect on March 1st, 800,000 workers will be furloughed. And
that is just the beginning. But are these cuts as big as
Congress and the White House are making them sound?
20 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The
Economic Collapse - So what will the rest of 2013 bring?
Hopefully the economy will remain stable for as long as
possible, but right now things do not look particularly
promising. The following are 20 signs that the U.S. economy is
heading for big trouble in the months ahead...
Fed Minutes MOPE: Fed Threatens to End QE; Gold & Silver
Vertical Smash in Progress
silverdoctors.com - As expected here at SD, the latest Fed
minutes are pure propaganda claiming the Fed may end QE soon as
the economy is recovering more quickly than expected. This is as
even Walmart’s sales are crashing. Cue the anticipated smash in
gold and silver. and….Gold & silver dropping vertically as
Pentagon informs Congress of plans to furlough 800K civilians
The Hill - The Pentagon notified Congress on Wednesday it will
be furloughing its civilian workforce of 800,000 employees if
sequestration goes into effect March 1. Defense officials have
warned lawmakers that sequestration will devastate the military
and lead to a hollow force, but the civilian furloughs will be
one of the first major impacts felt by the across-the-board cuts
It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk
NY Times - The college degree is becoming the new high school
diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one,
for getting even the lowest-level job.... Economists have
referred to this phenomenon as “degree inflation,” and it has
been steadily infiltrating America’s job market.
Zombie foreclosures: Borrowers hit with debts that won't die
CNN Money - In these "zombie foreclosures," borrowers move out
after their bank schedules a foreclosure auction only to learn
months or years later that the auction never took place or the
bank never transferred the deed. That means the borrower still
technically owns the house and is on the hook for property
taxes, fees and homeowners' association dues.
VIDEO: Senate Committee Hearing On Bayou Corne Sinkhole
ENENews - The Advocate, Feb. 19, 2013: Gary Hecox, a geologist
with CB&I, said the cavern still is collapsing. “The thing the
committee needs to understand, the collapse is still ongoing
today. The collapse is not finished. The seismic events that
we’re monitoring demonstrate quite conclusively that the cavern
is still collapsing.” -Gary Hecox.
Uncontrolled gas flow continues from well in Gulf of Mexico —
Trying to stop it from moving underground
ENENews - Drilling specialists have been pumping heavy fluids
into a gas well 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in a bid to
halt natural gas moving among underground formations at the
site. The intervention is taking place roughly two weeks after
workers detected a kick, or uncontrolled flow of fluid, at the
Apache Corp. well on Feb. 4.
How to heal yourself physically and emotionally with essential
(NaturalNews) The mystery surrounding
essential oils and their therapeutic value in both physical
and emotional healing is truly astonishing, as these 100 percent
natural plant and herb extracts have been shown to be highly
effective medicines when taken internally, applied topically,
and of course, inhaled aromatically.
Another reason to drink green tea - Greatly reduce your risk of
(NaturalNews) Perhaps there is no beverage studied for health
benefits more than green tea. It has been established as having
anti-aging properties, promoting cardiovascular health,
protecting against diabetes, reversing chronic fatigue syndrome,
and exhibiting anti-cancer properties.
The single most important nutrient for mental health
(NaturalNews) Did you know that a lack of omega-3's in the diet
can cause irrational (even violent) behavior? Yet, conventional
medicine and dumbed down news reporters remain clueless to the
scientific data which suggests that most mental health issues
are associated to nutritional deficiencies.
The truth behind broccoli - Health benefits and possible risk
(NaturalNews) Broccoli is considered to be one of the most
nutritious vegetables that can offer numerous health benefits.
This is the main reason why there is a huge increase in the
number of people who tend to include this on their daily diet.
But everyone should be aware of the fact that maximizing the
health benefits of this vegetable is very possible if they take
just the right amount of it and cook it the right way.
Insulin Doubles Death Rate in Type 2 Diabetics: Study
Activist Post - A new study clearly documents that the standard
treatment for type 2 diabetes is a killer, resulting in more
than double the deaths. The treatment justification has always
been based on irrelevant criteria—just as it is with most
The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth
preventdisease.com - They come in all different sizes, shapes
and colors. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin
of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed
and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals,
proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. If you're looking
for a high quality, nutritious and filling snack, seeds are
tough to beat.
Action Alert: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: A New Cancer Risk
in Your Home
ANH - Action Alert! The Energy Independence and Security Act of
2007 (EISA) mandates the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs,
and favors energy-efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL)
bulbs. Sounds good—until you realize that CFL bulbs contain
mercury, and mercury poses a significant cancer risk. A new
study shows that CFL bulbs also emit high levels of ultraviolet
radiation—specifically, UVC and UVA rays.
Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll
Make Your Head Spin
Intel Hub - A new bill proposed in the Illinois State Senate
looks to completely wipe out any form of anonymity on the
internet by requiring that the operators of basically any
website on the entire internet take down any comment that isn’t
attached to an IP, address, and real name-verified poster.
Anonymous thrown into China-US cyberwar scandal
RT - Members of the Anonymous movement including alleged
ringleader-turned-informant Hector “Sabu” Monsegur may have
played a crucial role in helping cybersecurity experts narrow in
on the Chinese hackers profiled in a highly touted report
released this week.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Supreme Court Backs “Mon-ster-santo” against 75 year-old Farmer
in Ridiculous Seed-Monopoly Case
Intel Hub - Tuesday, the Supreme Court “heard” the case of
Bowman V. Monsanto Co., in which the mega-powerful food and
chemical company is suing a small-time Indiana farmer whose only
“crime” was looking for a cheaper source of seed outside of
Monsanto’s federally backed monopoly.
Build and Stock a Pantry
Mother Earth News - A solid, well-stocked pantry ensures food
and drink throughout any emergency. Design, build and fill a
pantry with enough food to get your family through blizzards,
hurricanes or just day-to-day life.
29 Reasons to Use Coffee Filters for Survival
Activist Post - Coffee filters are ubiquitous. They are
inexpensive, light weight and readily available. Heck, you can
purchase coffee filters at the Dollar store, Amazon, Costco, the
corner grocery and even on EBay.
in History - Wednesday - February 20, 2013
1792 - U.S. President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act
thereby creating the U.S. Post Office.
1809 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government
was greater than that of any individual state.
1839 - The U.S. Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
1872 - Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine that manufactured
1872 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City. 1872 -
Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley patented the toothpick manufacturing
1873 - The University of California got its first Medical School.
1880 - The American Bell Company was incorporated.
1901 - The first territorial legislature of Hawaii convened.
1931 - The U.S. Congress allowed California to build the Oakland Bay
1933 - The U.S. House of Representatives completed congressional action
on the amendment to repeal Prohibition.
1944 - "Big Week" began as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft
manufacturing centers during World War II.
1962 - John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three
times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the
Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
1965 - Ranger 8 crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of
pictures of its surface.
1987 - A bomb exploded in a computer store in Salt Lake City, UT. The
blast was blamed on the Unabomber.
1993 - Two ten-year-old boys were charged by police in Liverpool,
England, in the abduction and death of a toddler. The two boys were
1998 - American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold
medalist in winter Olympics history when she won the ladies' figure
skating title at Nagano, Japan.
2001 - FBI Agent Robert Phillip Hanssen was arrested and charged with
spying for the Russians for 15 years.
2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed
the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a
pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for
Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
Germany to send 330 troopers to Mali
Press TV - Berlin announced the decision on Tuesday and said the troops
are tasked with training the Malian army as well as providing logistics
and transport for French and West African soldiers. Meanwhile according
to a statement by government spokesman Steffen Seibert, the German
mission will not be allowed to participate in fighting.
North Korea threatens South with "final destruction"
Reuters - North Korea threatened South Korea with "final destruction"
during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on
Tuesday, saying it could take further steps after a nuclear test last
Greece to see nationwide strike
Press TV - The strike is organized for Wednesday by private sector union
the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and public sector
union the Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY), representing together
about 2.5 million workers. "The (strike) is our answer to the dead-end
policies that have squeezed the life out of workers, impoverished
society and plunged the economy into recession and crisis," said GSEE.
'Spare bedroom tax' on unoccupied council house rooms could force
pensioners to move into smaller homes
thisismoney.co.uk - The measures, which are part of the new universal
credit scheme, will mean that those with a spare bedroom will be
penalised.... The plans are aimed at those renting council housing or
housing association properties and not those in private properties. The
changes are an attempt to encourage those who have spare bedrooms to
Global Warfare: US Deploying Troops to 35 African Countries
Global Research December 25, 2012 - 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.
Al Qaeda: The Database By Pierre-Henri Bunel
* Global Research Editor's Note - This article originally published by
Global Research in 2005 sheds light on the nature of Al Qaeda, an
intelligence construct used by Washington to destabilize and destroy
sovereign countries, while sustaining the illusion of an outside enemy,
which threatens the security of the Western World.
Iran: Death Sentences for Fraud
NY Times - An Iranian court on Monday confirmed the death sentences for
four people convicted of participating in a $2.6 billion embezzlement
scheme, the biggest fraud in Iran’s history. The four bankers and
businessmen, including Mahafarid Amirkhosravi, the chief executive of
the Arya Investment Group, were convicted of “disturbing the country’s
economic system through collusion and corruption in the banking
network.” They cannot appeal the court’s decision.
Netanyahu: Palestinian State Must Be Totally Demilitarized
antiwar.com - Speaking at the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that any Palestinian state
would have to accept total demilitarization, and would have to endorse
Israel’s “Jewish” status.
VIDEO: Mexico is Asking the U.S. Senate for a Registry of U.S. Gun
The Blaze - Mexican lawmakers will ask the U.S. Senate to create a
registry of all commercialized firearms in border states, which includes
California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Mexico says it will make it
easier to trace guns used in violent attacks.
Nestle drawn into Europe's horsemeat scandal
marketwatch.com - Nestle SA, the world's largest food company, is the
latest firm to be drawn into Europe's horsemeat scandal after tests
found traces of horse DNA in two of its products. Nestle late Monday
said it was removing two chilled pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli
and Beef Tortellini, from shelves in Italy and Spain immediately, and
will also withdraw a frozen meat product for catering businesses.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Takes On NYC’s Plan To Round Up Mentally
Ill People Who Are Not Taking Court-Ordered Medication
Liberty Crier - In December, New York City police said a man was
pushed off a Times Square subway platform by a mentally ill
homeless person, who was later arrested. The man died when he
was struck by the oncoming train. Now, the NYPD is taking a more
proactive approach to trying to prevent future crimes by people
who are not receiving court-ordered mental health treatment.
Mo. House Bill Makes Proposing Gun Control Illegal
CBS News - Rep. Mike Leara said Tuesday that he considers his
bill a statement of principle. It would make lawmakers guilty of
a felony punishable by up to four years in prison if they
introduce legislation restricting gun rights.
DHS Supplier Provides Shooting Targets of American Gun Owners
Paul Joseph Watson - A provider of “realistic” shooting targets
to the Department of Homeland Security and other federal
agencies has created a line of “non-traditional threat” targets
that include pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds and elderly
American gun owners.
Insane Batch of New Jersey Bills Adds Knife Ban to Gun Free
Killing Zone Bill
ammoland.com - A bill [one of 24 anti second amendment bills]
working its way very rapidly through the New Jersey legislature
has just been amended without a hearing to include “any
dangerous knife” to proposed enhanced “weapons free zones,”
creating a dangerous trap for the unwary citizen that could
result in fines and jail time for possession of common pocket
knives or utility knives within those “zones.”
VIDEO: Laura Ingraham Responds After Colorado Dem Lawmaker Says
Women Use Call Boxes, Whistles to Protect Themselves
Fox News - “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe
zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t
know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you
feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s
been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble
when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you
pop … pop a round at somebody,” said Salazar.
Police Claim Lanza in “Direct Competition” with Norwegian
Kurt Nimmo - On Tuesday, CBS News reported that police in
Connecticut say the suspected shooter, Adam Lanza, “was in
direct competition with Norwegian mass-shooter Anders Breivik”
and “was motivated by violent video games and a goal of killing
more ‘easiest targets’ than the 77 people killed by Breivik near
Oslo in July 2011.”
Virginia Beach Pizza Shop Offers Discounts for Gun-owners
Adan Salazar - According to their website, the All Around Pizza
and Deli shop in Virginia Beach is offering a 15 percent
discount for customers who “show us you carry openly or show us
a concealed weapons permit.” Pizza shop owner Jay Laze, speaking
of the success of his deal, told The Virginian-Pilot, “it’s been
VIDEO: Full Disclosure: Does CIA Director Nominee John Brennan
Not Believe in “Absolute Human Rights”
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann of Full Disclosure takes a look at CIA
Director nominee John Brennan’s statements from the past about
absolute human rights and his current role in coordinating U.S.
‘Lonely’ Terrorist Behind 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Files
Lawsuit to Get Out of Solitary Confinement
Daily Mail - Ramzi Yousef, 45, has been imprisoned since his
capture in Pakistan in 1995 – two years after he killed six
people and injured 1,000 others after detonating explosives
beneath the North Tower. Since the September 11 attacks, the
45-year-old Pakistani national has been in solitary confinement
in a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell at the federal ADX supermax prison
in Colorado, known as ‘the Alcatraz of the Rockies.
USDA/Mexican Consulates to Immigrants: Don’t Worry, Food Stamps
Won’t Affect Citizenship Chances
Daily Caller - The USDA addresses those fears in Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp, brochures it
distributes to Mexican consulates as part of its “partnership”
with the Mexican government “to help educate eligible Mexican
nationals living in the United States about available nutrition
VIDEO/ARTICLE: New Bill Would Allow Horse Meat Processing
newson6.com - At the capitol, a new bill would allow meat
processing facilities to open in Oklahoma to pack and ship horse
meat overseas. And it would be for human consumption. It's meant
to cut the number of abused and neglected horses across the
state, but horse lovers are protesting the controversial
No exams on Wiccan, Pagan holidays at University of Missouri?
Fox News - The university’s latest “Guide to Religions: Major
Holidays and Suggested Accommodations” — designed to help
faculty know when and when not to schedule exams and other
student activities — lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and
events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It's all part
of the school's effort to include everyone's beliefs, although
some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe
belief systems is a bit much.
What's Obama cutting? Funds for EMP recovery
WND - Just as the threat peaks for an electromagnetic pulse hit
on the United States – either from a solar flare or an enemy
attack – the mandatory federal spending cuts signed into law by
President Obama call for less spending for disaster relief,
according to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Sources say the initial
$85 billion in automatic cuts for fiscal year 2013 could include
$1 billion in disaster relief funds administered by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
Money Is A Form Of Social Control And Most Americans Are Debt
Economic Collapse - Is America really "the land of the free"?
Most people think of money as simply a medium of exchange that
makes economic transactions more convenient, but the truth is
that it is much more than that. Money is also a form of social
control. Just think about it. What did you do this morning?
NEWSREEL: Riots During The Great Depression
Daily Bail - Newsreel footage of rioting across the U.S. during
the great depression.
VIDEO: Worker dies at U.S. nuclear plant — Same day local news
airs investigation into “alarming pattern” of safety violations
ENENews - NewsNet5 (ABC Cleveland), Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:04p ET:
The Perry Nuclear Generating Station near Cleveland is under
intense scrutiny by Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors,
who have uncovered a pattern of safety violations inside the
Utilities Race to Protect Electric Grid From Cyber Attack - The
WSJ - Kenneth DeFontes, president and CEO of Baltimore Gas &
Electric Co., warned lawmakers that cyber threats to the
electric grid are fast evolving and demand “constant vigilance
and close collaboration” among industry and government officials
“ before a disaster strikes.”
Children's Motrin causes seven-year-old to go blind and lose 90
percent of skin
(NaturalNews) A Plymouth, Mass., teen could be awarded as much
as $109 million after losing most of her skin and her vision
following a massive allergic reaction to Children's Motrin when
she was seven years old.
New cancer 'wonder' drugs trigger cancer spread to bones
(NaturalNews) Most cancer drugs are used to hopefully kill
tumors and keep malignancies from spreading. Unfortunately, new
research from the Washington University School of Medicine in
St. Louis raises serious concerns that Big Pharma's highly
touted class of cancer drugs known as IAP antagonists actually
increases the risk of tumors spreading to bone.
Extra-caffeinated soda and chemical sweeteners for breakfast?
PepsiCo introduces 'Kickstart' soda for people who absolutely
(NaturalNews) Ah, there's nothing like a heavy dose of caffeine,
corn syrup and highly acidic phosphoric acid in the morning. And
bringing it to you is none other than PepsiCo, the company that
habitually uses aspartame, MSG and GMOs across its product line.
Apparently drinking an aspartame-laced, caffeine-spiked soda for
lunch and dinner isn't enough: PepsiCo wants to own your
Help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's with these five foods
(NaturalNews) According to the figures, some 20 million
Americans either suffer themselves from Alzheimer's disease or
some other form of dementia, or have a family member who does.
And as the current generation of "baby boomers" ages into its
senior years, this figure is only expected to increase
dramatically. But there are a number of dietary interventions
you can begin taking right now to help minimize your risk of
developing this horrid condition.
11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Catches Fire While In Hospital
(CBS Seattle) Investigators believe the combination of hand
sanitizer and static electricity may be to blame, according to
The Oregonian.... Stephen Lane told investigators that his
daughter used hand sanitizer the day she caught fire after
painting a wooden box and creating static electricity on her bed
Yale study links common chemicals to osteoarthritis
(NaturalNews) A new study just published in Environmental Health
Perspectives, is the first to look at the associations between
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS),
and osteoarthritis. This is a potentially huge discovery because
these chemicals, (when referred to together, known as PFCs) are
widespread in the environment and known to contaminate humans
Learning and behavior improves with chiropractic care
(NaturalHealth365) If you’re looking to enhance your learning
and behavior – you may want to consider visiting a chiropractor.
It’s actually quite simple – when you improve spinal health –
you will reduce pain; encourage the muscles and joints to
perform better plus enhance brain function!
Saffron cures macular degeneration
(NaturalNews) Thus far, ophthalmology has little to offer as a
remedy for macular degeneration. But ophthalmologists do
recommend taking leutin and astaxanthin to slow ARMD's progress
or possibly reverse it slightly. However, recent human clinical
research in Italy and Australia has discovered a
non-pharmaceutical approach that proved efficacious for
improving eyesight with macular degeneration sufferers safely.
It is a little pricey though. It's the spice known as saffron.
Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids – 6 Natural Treatments
Natural Society - Did you know that an estimated 50% of the
United States population will experience hemorrhoids by age
50?... But you'll be happy to know that there are many effective
home remedies for hemorrhoids and numerous prevention tips.
The truth about diet soda and diabetes: Diet soda increases the
risk of diabetes
(NaturalNews) Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst
drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain
loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks
a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most
dreaded diseases of our time.
Top 12 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition
riseearth.com - There is a lot of misinformation circling around
in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in
this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the
VIDEO: Terrifying Video Demonstrates Bug-Sized Lethal Drones
Being Developed By U.S. Air Force
mediaite.com- Looks like we have the makings of a new arms race
at hand. The winner will develop the tiniest lethal drone
capable of blending into a crowded cityscape.
Pentagon acknowledges Chinese cyberthreat
China is a clear cyberthreat to the United States, acknowledged
Pentagon spokesman George Little, in the wake of a new report
linking the Chinese military to massive amounts of stolen data
from over 100 different targets, most of which are based in the
U.S.... Internet security company Mandiant says in a new report
it traced 141 major hacking attempts to a People's Liberation
Army building in Shanghai, 115 of which targeted U.S. companies
or organizations. Click here to read the report
in History - Tuesday - February 19, 2013
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama. He
was later tried and acquitted on charges of treason.
1846 - The formal transfer of government between Texas and the United
States took place. Texas had officially become a state on December 29,
1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player (the phonograph).
1881 - Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcoholic
1922 - Ed Wynn became the first big-name, vaudeville talent to sign on
as a radio talent.
1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the
military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.
1942 - Approximately 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city
1945 - During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo
1953 - The State of Georgia approved the first literature censorship
board in the U.S. Newspapers were excluded from the new legislation.
1959 - Cyprus was granted its independence with the signing of an
agreement with Britain, Turkey and Greece.
1963 - The Soviet Union informed U.S. President Kennedy it would
withdraw "several thousand" of its troops in Cuba.
1981 - Ford Motor Company announced its loss of $1.5 billion.
1985 - William Schroeder became the first artificial-heart patient to
leave the confines of the hospital.
1985 - Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved a treaty outlawing genocide. The pact
had been submitted 37 years earlier for ratification.
1986 - The Soviet Union launched the Mir space station.
1987 - A controversial, anti-smoking public service announcement aired
for the first time on television. Yul Brynner filmed the ad shortly
before dying of lung cancer. Brynner made it clear in the ad that he
would have died from cigarette smoking before ad aired.
2001 - The museum at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center was
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began using its thermal emission
imaging system to map Mars.
2004 - Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling was charged
with fraud, insider trading and other crimes in connection with the
energy trader's collapse. Skilling was
later convicted and sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.
2005 - The USS Jimmy Carter was commissioned at Groton, CT. It was the
last of the Seawolf class of attack submarines.
2008 - Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency. His brother Raul was
later named as his successor.
Russia deploys 4 warships near Syria
Press TV - "Even though the tasks of the warships has not been
announced, it can be assumed that given the development of the situation
in the region their main job will be taking part in a possible
evacuation of Russian citizens from Syria," the source said, according
to the Russian news agency. Also on Tuesday, Russian Emergencies
Ministry said it sent two planes to the Syrian port city of Latakia to
transfer 46 tons of humanitarian aid for civilians in the Arab country.
Iran denies presence in North Korea test
Press TV - “The source of the report is not valid,” Mehmanparast said
during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. On February 12, North
Korea announced that it had successfully carried out its third
underground nuclear test, which involved a “miniaturized” device.
Following the announcement, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV news channel
reportedly claimed that an Iranian expert had been present at the site
of nuclear test.
‘2,754 Afghan civilians killed in 2012’
Press TV - A UN report says a total of 2,754 Afghan civilians have been
killed in war-torn Afghanistan in 2012, taking the toll to 14,728 since
2007. In its annual report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed
Conflict, which was published on Tuesday, the UN said militant-laid
improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were responsible for 81 percent of
civilian casualties, while eight percent were caused by Afghan and
US-led forces. The other 11 percent could not be attributed to either
party, it said.
West Bank protesters rally for release of deteriorating prisoners
RT - Thousands demonstrated in Palestine’s two largest cities in support
of hunger strikers in Israeli jails. Protesters called on the EU to take
action to demand better treatment of the weakening prisoners and back
* Related Article:
'800 Palestinians go on hunger strike'
'US to play active military role in Mali’
Press TV - "There is the hope that there will be additional support from
the United States in these and other areas, but... American law
prohibits direct assistance to the Malian military following the coup,"
Senator Christopher Coons, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations
subcommittee on Africa, told journalists in the Malian capital, Bamako,
'Afghan security forces kill 21 Taliban'
Press TV - The ministry announced in a statement on Monday that “Afghan
National Police (ANP) in partnership with army and the NATO-led
coalition forces conducted nine cleanup operations in nine provinces,
killing 21 armed Taliban (militants) ... and detaining 21 other armed
suspects over the last 24 hours.”
EU approves military mission in Mali
Press TV - The European Union (EU) has formally given the go-ahead to
the launch of a 500-strong military mission in Mali to support France in
its war on the West African country.
UAE signs $1.42bn defense deals
Press TV - The United Arab Emirates has signed 17 defense contracts to
purchase military equipment worth USD1.4 billion including US
manufactured Predator drones.
British Royal Navy to send frigate to Libya to boost defense sales
RT - Amid an undeclared arms race among European defense contractors to
reequip Libya’s armed forces, Britain is sending a Royal Navy war ship
to Tripoli to act as a floating show room for security firms. A British
government agency, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), is organizing an arms
fair on a Royal Navy frigate, which will dock in Tripoli, Libya at the
beginning of April.
Chevrolet SS Banned in Israel Over Nazi Related Name
autoevolution.com - Recently unveiled at the Daytona International
Speedway, Chevrolet's brand new 2014 SS high-performance sedan will not
be imported to Israel because of its nazi related name. Though it sounds
plain ridiculous, the SS moniker, used by Chevy to shorten its "Super
Sport" name, was connected by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial with the
feared World War 2 German paramilitary unit Schutzstaffel (also known as
Bhutan To Be First Country to Go 100% Organic
Natural Society - If there was ever a nation that could see the purpose
behind organic, sustainable farming, it would be a nation that is
composed mostly of farmers. Such a place does exist, and it soon may be
the first nation to go 100% organic, paving the way for others to do the
same on a global scale.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing in Home Inspections of Gun Owners
blacklistednews.com - Washington State Democrats have sponsored
Senate Bill 5737, which has a little provision that
apparently was to go unnoticed that would have said that police
have a right to search a private citizen’s home once per year if
they own certain types of firearms.
Police in Washington Town Set to Roll Out Federally-funded Crime
Examiner - Police in Tacoma, Wash. will soon be receiving
federally-funded cloud-based crime prediction software known as
PREDPOL, short for predictive policing. The program consists of
a mathematical algorithm similar to the one used to predict
earthquakes that will use five years’ worth of past crime data
and sociological information about criminal behavior to predict
where and when a future crime will likely take place, down to a
VIDEO: Colorado House Passes Four Hotly Debated Gun-Control
Huffington Post - Limits on the size of ammunition magazines and
universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday,
during a second day of emotional debates that has drawn
attention from the White House as lawmakers try to address
recent mass shootings.
Group Of Gun Makers Now Refusing To Sell Arms To Law Enforcement
in NY And Other Restricting States
The Blaze - This story has been updated to add two additional
gun makers and sellers to the list of those no longer
patronizing law enforcement in states that do not support the
US is major recipient of humanitarian aid from UAE
RT - In an attempt to sway Americans’ low and undecided opinions
about the United Arab Emirates, the UAE is providing millions of
dollars of foreign aid to the US to rebuild schools and donate
to nonprofits in storm-ravaged regions. While the US is the
largest provider of foreign aid, the UAE is writing checks for
the US to help out where its own government does not provide
enough assistance, the Washington Post reports.
Reinstate Military Draft Bill Introduced to Include All Women
Activist Post - Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) wants all Americans
to serve their government, including women. On Friday he
introduced one bill that would reinstate the draft and another
that would require all women to register for Selective Service
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Barack Obama Openly Hints At Desire To
Kill Citizens With Drones Inside America…
theulstermanreport.com - In a very oddly worded public response
to a question posed to him during an online interview, Barack
Obama dances around the topic of using military drones to kill
Americans inside of the United States. Watch the following
response and as you do, keeping in mind at no point does
President Obama simply say NO we would never do that…
Feds Buying Enough Bullets for '24 Year War'
From the Trenches - Federal, non-military agencies, noted radio
host Mark Levin last week, have purchased enough ammunition
recently [1.6 billion] to not only shoot every American five
times, but also engage in a prolonged, domestic war.... “To
provide some perspective,” Levin noted, “experts estimate that
at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around
5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of
Homeland Security] is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.
Louisiana Gun Rights Petition Gets 3,000 Signatures in One Day:
nola.com - State Rep. Jeff Thompson, “We don’t need a whole lot
of new laws to deal with gun control. We need to enforce the
laws we have on the books now.”
Report: Border Patrol Wrongly Arrested Hundreds in N.Y.
USA Today U.S. Border Patrol agents in western New York have
been rewarded with cash bonuses and Home Depot gift cards in an
incentive program that has grown at the same time as has an
overly aggressive enforcement culture, a new study states.
Mississippi finally ratifies ban on slavery
RT - The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which
outlaws slavery, was passed 150 years ago. But the state of
Mississippi never ratified it – until the movie ‘Lincoln’ led to
the discovery of the missing paperwork.... It wasn’t until 1995
that the state voted to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment, long
after all other states had voted to do so. But even though
lawmakers unanimously voted for the resolution, the paperwork
was never submitted and the amendment failed to become official.
Ten Year Old Arrested For Toy Gun Has Probation Officer, Lawyers
And Second Court Date
Steve Watson - A ten year old Virginia boy who was arrested
earlier this month for taking a plastic toy gun to school is
facing a potentially permanent criminal record over the
VIDEO: TSA threatens to pat down my 3 year old daughter
Daily Paul - Specifically BECAUSE she is in a wheelchair. At one
point she is crying "I don't want to go to Disney World!" The
moral of this video is that you can and SHOULD stand up to the
Treasury Releases Results of NY Fed Gold Audit, Inadvertently
Reveals US Gold Stores Are Only 466 Tons!
silverdoctors.com - Why is this so significant? As anyone with a
simple calculator can discover, the Treasury department has just
inadvertently admitted that rather than the official 8,133.5
tons the Treasury reports as the US’ official gold reserves, the
Treasury’s actual physical gold stores at the NY Fed are a
measly 466.57 tons! No wonder it will take the Bundesbank 7
years to repatriate 300 tons!
Abolish The Income Tax: You Won’t Believe Who Is Getting Away
With Paying Zero Taxes While The Middle Class Gets Hammered
Economic Collapse - The numbers that you are about to see are
for 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined. For "taxes paid", please note
that for 29 of the corporations a negative number is given. That
means that the net tax liability for 2008 through 2010 was
actually less than zero. After seeing these numbers, is there
anyone out there that is still willing to claim that our tax
system is "fair"?...
The Offshore Outsourcing of American Jobs: A Greater Threat Than
Global Research - Prior to the advent of offshore outsourcing,
US employees were shielded against low wage foreign labor.
Americans worked with more capital and better technology, and
their higher productivity protected their higher wages.
Outsourcing forces Americans to “compete head-to-head with
foreign workers” by “undermining US workers’ primary competitive
advantage over foreign workers: their physical presence in the
US” and “by providing those overseas workers with the same
Made In China
xrepublic.tv - This a short clip from a four part series on
China hosted by Ted Koppel. The series is called The People's
Republic of Capitalism. The common complaint that the Chinese
are taking jobs away from American workers is in many cases
Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Bailout
NY Times - Late last Wednesday, the New York Fed said in a court
filing that in July it had released Bank of America from all
legal claims arising from losses in some mortgage-backed
securities the Fed received when the government bailed out the
American International Group in 2008. One surprise in the
filing, which was part of a case brought by A.I.G., was that the
New York Fed let Bank of America off the hook even as A.I.G. was
seeking to recover $7 billion in losses on those very mortgage
Robo-Signing Fraud Case Is Settled
NY Times - The mortgage servicing company Lender Processing
Services agreed to pay $35 million to resolve a federal criminal
investigation into foreclosure fraud, the Justice Department
said on Friday. The settlement resolves allegations over the
company’s involvement in what the government called a six-year
scheme to prepare and file more than 1 million fraudulently
signed and notarized mortgage documents in property recorders’
offices nationwide from 2003 to 2009.
VIDEO: Oregon senator heading to Hanford to get answers about
king5.com - Governor Jay Inslee will meet this week with U.S.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu to discuss the leak at Hanford. The
radioactive leak at the nuclear reservation in Eastern
Washington will also be addressed by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden,
who will be at Hanford to make an announcement Tuesday.
New 3D Mammography Significantly Increases Radiation Exposure,
and Your Risk of Radiation-Induced Cancer
Dr. Mercola - Not only does [3D] tomosynthesis still require
mechanical compression, it actually exposes you to even HIGHER
doses of radiation than a standard mammogram! They also still
recommend you continue to receive your traditional 2D mammogram,
further multiplying radiation exposure. What kind of insanity is
at play here, really? This is not progress in “the war on
Stress, Magnesium and Disease
Green Med Info - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that
about 60% of adults in the United States do not consume the
estimated average requirement for magnesium. What they don't
tell us is that this 60% is based on minimum daily estimates set
by the Department of Agriculture are set terribly low, so
actually the number is much higher.
Beauty Tip: Use Almonds to Promote Skin and Hair Health
Natural Society - Almonds are rich in antioxidants. These
protect the cells from damage by free radicals or oxidative
stress. In other words, they help maintain the integrity and
health of your cells (not just those you can’t see). In this
manner, almonds may help promote firm and healthy skin by
preventing the breakdown of collagen, among other things. In
addition, almonds are loaded with magnesium.
Dietary secrets for autistic children
(NaturalNews) To all the parents out there who are serious about
curing their children's autism, and who are willing to commit to
going the extra mile to see that their children get the
nutrients they need to see real progress, here are some helpful
dietary and lifestyle strategies that may prove beneficial in
providing relief and healing for your child...
Anonymous dumps US State Dept database
scmagazine.com - Anonymous claims to have hacked the United
States' State Department website and captured a database, which
has now been published on the Internet. The data dump by the
hacktivists contains the names and email addresses of State
Department consular and careers staffers and in some cases,
their phone numbers and date of birth.
Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining
Natural Society - Despite our advancements over the last tens or
even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are
losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally
unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr.
Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a
race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But human
intelligence is suffering for other reasons as well.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Supreme Court to Hear Monsanto Seed Patent Case Today
foodsafetynews.com - Today, the Supreme Court will hear a patent
case that’s been billed as the one to determine who owns the
rights to seeds in the ground: the farmer who planted them on
his land, or the company that invested resources in designing
and selling them.
VIDEO: Building Communities From the Food Up
Activist Post - Politicians like to talk a lot about community
building; it is a surefire appeal to emotion that we are all in
this together and can work toward prosperity from the ground up.
Naturally, the fine print is filled with government-run programs
which are bloated with extra costs, special interests, and
guaranteed to fail by their structural inefficiency.
VIDEO: What if money did not matter?
Tragedy and Hope - What if money did not matter? - Narrated by
in History - Monday - February 18, 2013
1735 - The first opera performed in America. The work was "Flora" (or
"Hob in the Well") was presented in Charleston, SC.
1841 - The first continuous filibuster in the U.S. Senate began. It
lasted until March 11th.
1861 - In Montgomery, AL, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the
President of the Confederate States.
1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in
the U.S. for the first time.
1930 - The planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. The discovery
was made as a result of photographs taken in January 1930.
1932 - Sonja Henie won her 6th world women’s figure skating title in
1952 - Greece and Turkey became members of NATO.
1970 - The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to
incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
1972 - The California Supreme Court struck down the state's death
1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden "flight" sitting
on top of a Boeing 747.
1987 - The executives of the Girl Scout movement decided to change the
color of the scout uniform from the traditional Girl Scout green to the
newer Girl Scout blue.
1998 - In Russia, money shortages resulted in the shutting down of three
plants that produced nuclear weapons.
1998 - In Nevada, two white separatists were arrested and accused of
plotting a bacterial attack on subways in New York City.
2000 - The U.S. Commerce Department reported a deficit in trade goods
and services of $271.3 billion for 1999. It was the largest
calendar-year trade gap in U.S. history.
2001 - NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was killed in a crash during
the Daytona 500 race.
2001 - FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and accused of
spying for Russia for more than 15 years. He later pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
2003 - In South Korea, at least 120 people were killed when a man lit a
fire on a subway train.
‘French, Mali troops seize Bourem town’
Press TV - French and Malian troops have seized Mali’s town of Bourem,
after they launched operations against fighters, France's military
Libya arrests 4 foreigners on suspicion of being missionaries
Press TV - Libya has arrested four foreigners in the major city of
Benghazi on suspicion of proselytizing and distributing Christian
literature. The four suspects from South Africa, Egypt, South Korea and
the other one with both a Swedish and American nationality were accused
of printing and distributing bible pamphlets in the city, Libyan police
spokesman Hussein bin Hamid said on Saturday.
Double standard: UK exports arms to Sri Lanka despite widespread rights
RT - Iberia is canceling 415 flights over the next 5 days – 39 percent
of its regular domestic and international traffic. Some 800 more flights
by other airlines will also have to be grounded.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Iberia mega-strike: Over 1,200 flights grounded in
RT - Hundreds of flights were grounded in Spain as workers of air giant
Iberia began a five-day strike in the biggest walkout in company’s
history. The strike is estimated to cost the Spanish economy 10 million
euros a day, the Transport Ministry said.
Pope Benedict resigns: sex abuse survivors hope move eases prosecution
Guardian - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (Snap), an
organisation of 12,000 members worldwide, claim Benedict is personally
responsible for widespread abuse within the church because he chose to
protect its reputation over the safety of children. US lawyers who are
currently suing the pontiff and other high-ranking Holy See officials
for systematically concealing sexual crimes around the world, said his
resignation may lead to more international prosecutions.
Pope's butler Paolo Gabriele faces prison term for stealing letters
Guardian - The pope's butler could face up to six years in jail after a
Vatican judge sent him to trial on Monday for leaking papal
correspondence containing embarrassing allegations of corruption at the
tiny Vatican state.
Pakistan bombing death toll hits 81
Press TV - The death toll from a bomb attack targeting Shia Muslims in a
market in Pakistan has climbed to 81, with many of the severely wounded
dying overnight.... Pakistani police official Fayyaz Saumbal said over
160 people were also wounded.
YouTube: Bitter Medicine: Sanctions hit life-saving drugs in Iran
RT - Despite the concerns of Israel, the U.S. and its Western allies,
Iran denies it's developing atomic arms under the cover of a civilian
nuclear program. Meanwhile, the severe international sanctions are
hitting the lives of everyday Iranians in need of medicine, as RT's
Maria Finoshina has found out.
Thousands of Egyptians hold demonstration in Port Said
Press TV - Thousands of Egyptians have rallied in the city of Port Said
to demand justice for those killed in clashes with police forces.The
rally took place on Sunday in the port city where protesters closed down
government offices, factories, schools and banks. They also blocked a
main railway route to make their demands heard. According to witnesses
some 3000 people participated in the demonstration.
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'Egypt police arrest 60 in anti-govt. protest'
‘Congo peace deal to be signed Feb. 24'
Press TV - A delayed UN-mediated peace agreement meant to end the
interminable cycles of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of
Congo will be signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on February
24, the United Nations says.
Iceland rises further into investment grade status
Guardian - Fitch said Iceland's debts had been upgraded to BBB...
Reykjavik's meteoric recovery comes after its 300,000 residents were
told they would be locked out of the world's financial markets for
decades after they refused to rescue a group of bankrupt banks in 2008.
Unlike Ireland, Portugal and Spain, the Icelandic government let the
country's banks become insolvent rather than spend tens of billions of
pounds on bailout funds.
Mexican government forces sterilization on nine-year-old mother
(NaturalNews) Because Mexican law prohibits anyone under the age of 15
from having sex, even if they give consent, the hospital decided that
young Dafne still needed to be sterilized, presumably for her own
India: Organic Rice Farmer’s Yield Puts Conventional Ag & GM to Shame
Gaia Health - Using absolutely no machines, a farmer in India has
produced a rice crop so large that it puts all modern methods and their
claims to complete shame. Sumant Kumar has produced 22.4 tons of rice on
a single hectare, about 2½ acres, of land.
Quake cluster hits Pacific Ring of Fire
Press TV - A number of quakes ranging from 5.0 to 6.2 on the Richter
scale have struck the Pacific Ring of Fire. On Saturday, two quakes
struck the Philippines and earthquakes also occurred in New Zealand, the
Santa Cruz Islands, Kuril Islands, and Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island,
U.S. News, Politics & Government
DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety” Drones
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security is
advancing its plan to use surveillance drones for “public
safety” applications, announcing last week that it had received
a deluge of “excellent” responses from potential vendors and was
set to carry out more tests of the technology.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 2/18/13: Dangerous
Drones: Extra-Judicial Killing is the Opposite of Justice
Full transcript coming soon!
Daniel Ellsberg says Obama should be impeached over NDAA
(NaturalNews) In an interview with Democracy Now, an extreme
left-wing advocacy group, he says he has become a plaintiff in a
federal lawsuit aimed at having a provision of the 2012 National
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allowing permanent detention of
American citizens without ever being charged with a crime struck
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"Systematic Assault on Constitution"
VIDEO: CA Police Chief: Guns Are Not a Defensive Weapon
Activist Post - CA Police Chief Ken James says that the idea
that guns are a defensive weapon is a myth.
Destruction of unsold Girl Scout cookies sparks debate in
CBS News - A video report released Thursday by CBS Los Angeles
shows more than 13,000 boxes of leftover Girl Scout cookies
being trashed, leading some to question why the perfectly fine
treats were not donated to people in need. The footage shows a
tractor crushing thousands of boxes of the beloved treats in a
Riverside, Calilf., warehouse last May.
YouTube: Reality Check Special (Part 1 & 2): Drones HD
Ben Swann's Reality Check 2/15/13.
Obama pushes gun control in personal speech in old Chicago
The Hill - President Obama on Friday underlined his call for
Congress to allow a vote on gun control by traveling to Chicago,
his hometown and the city with the second-highest murder rate in
Arkansas Houses passes bill on concealed guns on college
Reuters - Faculty and staff members in Arkansas would be allowed
to carry concealed handguns on the state's college campuses
under a measure approved on Friday by state representatives that
also has the backing of Governor Mike Beebe.
Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This is a Society Preparing
Mac Slavo - FBI background check statistics indicate that, over
the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5
seconds... The following guns and ammo industry report indicates
that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer in the country
is running at 100% capacity, with many so far behind that
they’ve stopped taking new orders altogether.
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Shortages of ammunition
Many Suburban Cops Allowed To Work "Half Drunk"
NBC News - Many suburban departments actually have clauses in
their union contracts which prevent any kind of discipline for
officers with substantial amounts of alcohol in their systems --
even those nearing the state definition of legally drunk, an
investigation by the Better Government Association and NBC
Idaho, Arizona Schools Go Into Full Prison Mode
lewrockwell.com - Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea told KTVB news
that the youngster had been seen “jogging out of the school,
then back into the school with what [staff members thought] was
an axe.” After the “resource officer” called for a lockdown,
police arrived “seconds” later, set up a perimeter, and deployed
“search teams” to confront the “suspect” – an innocent teen who
had brought the shovel to serve as a prop in a classroom
TN Cops Harass Old Lady After Mistaking Buckeye Bumper Sticker
for Pot Leaf Bumper Sticker
Reason.com - Last week, the former president of the Dallas-Fort
Worth Ohio State Alumni Club was pulled over in Tennessee while
driving from her mother-in-law's funeral in Ohio back to Texas.
The reason? Tennessee police mistook the Buckeyes sticker on her
ride for a pot leaf sticker, and thought it meant she was
trafficking drugs (because people do that).
VIDEO: As a gesture of goodwill, Carnival is offering a full
refund for the cruise, plus a voucher for a future trip and
market Place - But that's probably not going to make everyone
happy. So what about those passengers who are thinking about
lawyering up? Julian Bray, a cruise industry analyst, has some
advice. “If they care to take a look at their booking document,
the cruise line has got itself covered for just about
everything,” Bray says.
Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America
Economic Collapse - When I was growing up, Sears, J.C. Penney,
Best Buy and RadioShack were all considered to be unstoppable
retail powerhouses. But now it is being projected that all of
them will close hundreds of stores before the end of 2013. Even
Wal-Mart is running into problems. A recent internal Wal-Mart
memo that was leaked to Bloomberg described February sales as a
The race to debase and the outlook for gold
Forbes - What a debacle! The G7 issues a rare statement on
exchange rates that is intended to calm growing fears of an
international currency war. Then they immediately turn around
and start bickering amongst themselves about what it really
Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break
Business Week - Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion
in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will
probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a
federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14
statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.
Wal-Mart Executives Sweat Slow February Start in E-Mails
Bloomberg - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had the worst sales start to a
month in seven years as payroll-tax increases hit shoppers
already battling a slow economy, according to internal e-mails
obtained by Bloomberg News.
New medal for drone pilots outranks Bronze Star
Marine Corps News - The new medal will rank just below the
Distinguished Flying Cross. It will have precedence over — and
be worn on a uniform above — the Bronze Star with Valor device,
a medal awarded to troops for specific heroic acts performed
under fire in combat.
US sees ‘biggest-ever’ climate protest over Keystone XL pipeline
RT - Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets
of Washington, DC, on Sunday to protest the controversial
Keystone XL project, which would see an oil pipeline run across
the US Midwest. The march’s organizers, environmental movement
350.org, estimated that 40,000 people from 30 states took part
in the ‘Forward on Climate’ rally, described as the biggest
climate march in US history; police have not yet provided an
Nuclear Storage Tank In Hanford, Washington Is Leaking
Business Insider - On Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy said
liquid levels are decreasing in one of 177 underground tanks at
the site. Monitoring wells near the tank have not detected
higher radiation levels, but Inslee said the leak could be in
the range of 150 gallons to 300 gallons over the course of a
year and poses a potential long-term threat to groundwater and
Scientists are fighting roadblocks...
At Hanford, 1,000 workers would face 6 weeks unpaid time if
federal cuts happen
Tri-City Herald - Hanford would place more than 1,000 workers on
unpaid leave for about six weeks if the automatic federal budget
cuts known as "sequestration" occur March 1, according to a
report by the House Appropriations Committee Democrats.... The
Savannah River, S.C., site would furlough more than 1,000
workers for about four months, the report said. About 4,000 to
5,000 workers across the nation would be affected.
Smoke at Hanford tank farm prompts evacuation
Tri-City Herald February 13, 2013 - The Hanford C Tank Farm was
evacuated Tuesday when smoke was seen near an exhauster about 3
p.m. Chemical vapors vented from underground tanks holding
radioactive waste go into exhausters to help filters keep
particulates from the tanks from being vented into the air.
Federal law: Every living American can be arrested right now for
felony possession of drugs made in their own brains
(NaturalNews) If you are reading this, you are guilty of felony
possession of a Schedule I controlled substance. This is not a
joke.... Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, sometimes called the
"spirit molecule" because of its ability to allow humans to
transcend states of consciousness. U.S. federal code, defines
Schedule I drugs as: "Unless specifically excepted or unless
listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or
preparation, which contains any quantity of the following
U.S. ranks first in healthcare spending but last in life
(NaturalNews) A report recently issued by the National Research
Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reveals that
the U.S. spends up to 250 percent more on healthcare than most
other developed nations, and yet has the lowest life expectancy
rate among all these same nations.
VIDEO: Aspartame Pathway
Dr. Mercola - The longest-ever human aspartame study, spanning
22 years, found a clear association between aspartame
consumption and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and leukemia in men;
leukemia was also associated with diet soda intake in both
Does Your Diet Influence How Well You Sleep?
Dr. Mercola - Too little sleep is known to impact your eating
habits, appetite, weight gain and other metabolic functions, but
little is known about whether different diets play a role in how
well you sleep. A new study evaluated the diets and sleep
patterns of more than 4,500 people and found distinct dietary
patterns among short and long sleepers.
Walnuts Can Help You Beat Stress
Green Med Info - If you're feeling stressed out or you know that
you're in for a bad day, you might want to eat a handful of
walnuts to relieve the pressure. According to one study by
researchers at Penn State University, a diet rich in walnuts and
walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress.
4 Herbs for Anxiety and Stress Reduction
Natural Society - Stress affects us all in one way or another.
It can come from external sources like finances, work and
relationships, or internal sources like disease and poor health
in general. But, no matter what the cause, there are numerous
ways of coping with stress and preventing the worst of its
Merck Study Pushes Antidepressant Use with Vaccines
Melissa Melton - A new study published in the journal Clinical
Infectious Diseases actually claims taking antidepressants will
increase vaccine effectiveness.... So, let’s get this straight:
it isn’t the ineffectual vaccines themselves we should be
concerned with, it’s the fact that, if we get depressed, we all
need to take antidepressant medications in order to make our
vaccines work better?
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Hundreds sue Kentucky hospital over heart procedures
USA Today - Marshall, 67, who lives in London, became the first
of nearly 400 people to sue the London hospital and 11
cardiologists, including Patil, claiming they conspired to
perform unnecessary, risky and often painful heart procedures to
unjustly enrich themselves.
What's That Stuff You're Eating For Breakfast?
Green Med Info - Several years ago I spoke with a food scientist
at one of the major organic cereal companies. He told me what I
already suspected — boxed breakfast cereals, even if "healthier"
are just dead foods. He said that they are cooked, baked and
fried — to death — until there is no nutritional value. Knowing
this, they infuse a powdered chemical into the cereal that
contains a host of synthetic vitamins and minerals.
Why You Should Avoid Low-Fat Cheese and Milk
Natural Society - If you thought you were doing your body
justice by reaching for the low-fat cheese or milk, you may want
to think again. While dietitians and others recommend low- and
no-fat varieties, more experts are starting to realize why
full-fat milk, cheese, and dairy as a whole should be chosen. If
you want to lose weight and be healthy, skip the skim and reach
for full-fat varieties of foods instead, especially dairy.
9 Lifelong Secrets From a 90-year-old Veteran
Activist Post - Grandpa is a good soul who overcame tremendous
hardship and is alive and well to this day despite some recent
medical issues he's happily recovering from. We'll call him
Fred. We've studied him forever to figure out the secrets to his
long happy life. Some will sound like common sense; and some you
may never have heard of or correlated with longer life.
Russian 'meteor' was actually a tiny asteroid, NASA says
LA Times - Scientists believe the object originated from the
asteroid belt, a vast collection of debris orbiting between Mars
and Jupiter... The fact that the asteroid hit on the same day
that the world was anticipating the close flyby of a larger
asteroid, 2012 DA14, was an extraordinary coincidence.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Guerrilla surveillance camera destruction
hits the U.S.
Salon - The anti-surveillance project quickly spread throughout
Germany, to Finland, Greece and hit the U.S. West Coast this
month. A group identifying itself as “the Barefoot Bandit
Brigade” released a statement claiming to have “removed and
destroyed 17 security cameras throughout the Puget Sound
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farm theme boosts enrollment in rural Kansas school
Reuters - The first clue is a sign "Fresh Eggs for Sale" in
front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field
and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning. This
is not your ordinary elementary school. It is the Walton Rural
Life Center, a kindergarten-through-fourth grade charter school
in rural Kansas that uses agriculture to teach students about
math, science, economics - and responsibility.
* Related Video:
The Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center
Nature’s Variety Issues Voluntary Recall
Susan Thixton - Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary
recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula
with a “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This action is being
taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags
and could cause a potential choking risk to pets.
in History - Friday - February 15, 2013
1758 - Mustard was advertised for the first time in America.
1764 - The city of St. Louis was established.
1799 - Printed ballots were authorized for use in elections in the state
1879 - U.S. President Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys
to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1898 - The USS Maine sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor for unknown
reasons. More than 260 crew members were killed.
1900 - The British threaten to use natives in their war with the Boers.
1903 - Morris and Rose Michtom, Russian immigrants, introduced the first
teddy bear in America.
1933 - U.S. President-elect Franklin Roosevelt escaped an assignation
attempt in Miami. Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in the
1942 - During World War II, Singapore surrendered to the Japanese.
1961 - A Boeing 707 crashed in Belgium killing 73 people.
1965 - Canada displayed its new red and white maple leaf flag. The flag
was to replace the old Red Ensign standard.
1982 - During a storm, the Ocean Ranger, a drilling rig, sank off the
coast of Newfoundland. 84 men were killed.
1989 - After nine years of intervention, the Soviet Union announced that
the remainder of its troops had left Afghanistan.
1995 - The FBI arrested Kevin Mitnick and charged him with cracking
security in some of the nation's most protected computers. He served
five years in jail.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush approved Nevada's Yucca Mountain as
a site for long-term disposal of radioactive nuclear waste
Report: US drones killed 894 in North Waziristan
Press TV - n the past five years, 147 distinct U.S. attacks have killed
894 people, including 35 women and 24 children. The vast majority of the
other victims were local tribesmen, with only 46 foreigners among the
slain, and not all of them confirmed to be militants. Well over 200
people, again overwhelmingly civilians, were wounded in the attacks.
Israeli troops attack Palestinian protesters in West Bank
Press TV - Scores of people have been injured after Israeli troops
clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Ofer prison in the West
Bank. The protesters called for the immediate release of a Palestinian
prisoner who is on a hunger strike.
Iran commander assassinated in Syria
Telegraph - A senior commander of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary
Guards was assassinated as he travelled from Damascus, authorities said
on Thursday, in a development that spotlights the country's role in the
Syrian civil war.
VIDEO: Prisoner X: Israel's Selective Secrecy and Media's Selective
Activist Post - Israel's Mossad, quite like its CIA counterpart, is
virtually immune from criminal actions such as assassinations,
kidnapping, torture, secret arrests and convictions without due process,
ad infinitum. Democracy was no protection for an Australian citizen who
has become one of the most publicized cases of the extreme secrecy and
media intimidation surrounding a prisoner that Israel would have
preferred to deny ever existed. Ben Zygier was recruited by Mossad and
eventually became "Prisoner X."
Turkey targets Syria with shells says report
Press TV - Turkish artillery has pounded Syria after a shell fired from
the crisis-hit country landed near a town in southern Turkey, Turkish
Central Banks Buy the Most Gold Since 1964
247wallst.com - Worldwide gold demand in 2012 was another record high of
$236.4 billion in the World Gold Council’s latest report. This was up 6%
in value terms in the fourth quarter to $66.2 billion, the highest
fourth quarter on record. Global gold demand in the fourth quarter of
2012 was up 4% to 1,195.9 tonnes.
VIDEO: Asteroid Day Arrives: Massive Meteor Strike Confirmed in Russia
Activist Post - A large meteor was spotted blazing through the sky over
Russia today. A Russian Interior Spokesman confirmed that a space rock
did indeed crash to earth near the city of Chelyabinsk in the Ural
Mountains where over 400 injuries were reported.... It's unclear whether
the meteor that hit Russia is related to this flyby, but it seems likely
since meteor showers are falling the exact same day.
Pakistani Disapproval of U.S. Leadership Soars in 2012
gallup.com February 14, 2013 - With President Barack Obama's first term
characterized by strained relations between Pakistan and the U.S., more
than nine in 10 Pakistanis (92%) disapprove of U.S. leadership and 4%
approve, the lowest approval rating Pakistanis have ever given.... These
findings are based on a survey conducted from Sept. 30-Oct. 16, 2012, in
Pope Benedict to seek immunity and protection from Italian President
Giorgio Napolitano on February 23
itccs.org - Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, has scheduled a meeting
with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for Saturday, February 23 to
discuss securing protection and immunity from prosecution from the
Italian government, according to Italian media sources.
Vet Drug ‘found in UK meat exports’
The Sun - DANGEROUS vets’ drug “bute” was found in horse meat processed
in Britain, it emerged last night. The Food Standards Agency is expected
to reveal today that the painkiller was picked up at some UK
slaughterhouses that kill nearly 9,500 horses each year. There are fears
the contaminated meat may have entered the British food chain after
first being exported overseas.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate Republicans block vote on Hagel nomination
Washington Post - Falling one vote shy of the 60 needed to move
forward on the nomination, the Hagel filibuster brought stark
condemnations from President Obama and Senate Democrats for its
precedent-setting nature -- the first time a defense secretary
nominee had been filibustered. The setback came during what many
believe is a critical period for the Pentagon as it winds down
troops from Afghanistan and implements costly budget cuts.
YouTube: Rand Paul to Block Brennan Confirmation
Fox News Feb. 14th.
FAA to begin UAS test site competition by March
gsnmagazine.com - The Federal Aviation Administration will
launch its competition for test sites for unmanned aircraft
systems by the beginning of March, said the agency’s head of
unmanned systems integration.... The sites are expected to
generate millions in revenue and create thousands of jobs in
each location that’s ultimately chosen. Twenty-six states,
including those as diverse as, Hawaii, North Dakota, Nevada,
Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia, have expressed interest in hosting
one of the test sites.
VIDEO: Colorado Senate president reacts to marijuana smell in
Capitol: ‘Please douse all the doobies’
The Raw Story - The strong odor of marijuana wafted through the
Colorado capitol building on Wednesday morning, and was
apparently so pungent that the state senate’s president asked
members over the intercom to “please douse all the doobies in
the area.” Video of state Sen. John Morse’s (D) comment was
lifted from the chamber’s recordings by ABC 7 News Denver
reporter Anica Padilla. It’s not clear who in the Capitol had
the marijuana, or whether any was being smoked nearby.
VIDEO: Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From
CBS Denver - The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora
sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students
of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to
see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation.
Homeless man returns diamond ring dropped into his change cup
RT - Billy Ray Harris, a homeless man who was begging for change
in Kansas City, Mo., usually ends up with a plastic cup full of
pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. But last Friday, the man
found an enormous engagement ring in his cup, about an hour
after a woman had dumped in the change from her unzipped wallet,
Stranded Carnival 'Triumph' cruise ship transformed into
floating prison as company refuses to evacuate passengers barely
surviving in filth and raw sewage
(NaturalNews) The stranded Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of
Mexico has tragically proven to be quite an experiment in human
behavior.... Here's why all this matters: A city is a lot like a
cruise ship. It relies on outside inputs to keep its inhabitants
alive. Without the power grid, every city in the world becomes
much like this "sewage adventure" Carnival Cruise ship known as
"Triumph." Without food, every society quickly devolves into
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Police Ludicrously Claim Dorner Cabin Fire
Was Not Intentional
Paul Joseph Watson - The San Bernardino Sheriff’s office is
ludicrously claiming that the cabin fire which killed
Christopher Dorner was not started intentionally, despite
numerous references to a plan to “burn down” the building that
were heard on police scanners during the standoff. “It was not
on purpose. We didn’t intentionally burn down that cabin to get
Mr Dorner out,” San Bernardino sheriff’s department spokesman
John McMahon told reporters last night.
YouTube: Chris Dorner Was Executed - Fire Set by Police
StormCloudsGathering - Dead men tell no tales.. We will probably
never know the full story of the Dorner case. There isn't going
to be a legitimate investigation, the mainstream media isn't
going to do any real journalism, but most importantly Dorner
isn't going to get to give his side of the story, because dead
men tell no tales.
Missouri Democrats Call for Gun Confiscation
Kurt Nimmo - Democrats Rory Ellinger and Jill Schupp have
House Bill 545, a law that with the stroke of a pen will
turn thousands of law-abiding Missourians into class C felons.
It will ban the possession, sale, transfer or manufacture of
semi-automatic rifles and magazines capable of holding more than
ten rounds. The law is in effect de facto confiscation demanding
the “surrender” of firearms to the government.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Supporters and opponents of NY SAFE Act
rally in Albany
cnycentral.com - More than 2,000 people were on lawn in front of
the Capitol to protest the NY SAFE Act. Others we inside the
Capitol to show their support for the legislation.... Organizer
Stewart Rhodes led the crowd in a chant, "We will not comply."
* Related Video:
2nd Amendment NYS Gun Rights Rally
23% of America Is Illiterate
Zero Hedge - Following on the heels of the
dumbing down of the State of the Union speech we noted
yesterday, we thought a simple visualization of just how
stunningly poor our nation's reading skills really are would be
useful. One in five Americans lacks the basic reading skills
beyond a 4th grade level - are you one of them?
Texas DMV Sells Personal Information To Hundreds Of Companies;
Drivers Not Allowed To Opt-Out
techdirt.com - The Texas DMV claims its "top priority" is
protecting drivers' information, but that hardly seems to be the
case when it's pulling in $2.1 million a year selling it off.
To Go: Plastic-Foam Containers, if the Mayor Gets His Way
Bloomberg.com - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose regulatory
lance has slain fatty foods, supersize sodas, and smoking in
parks, is now targeting plastic foam, the much-derided polymer
that environmentalists have long tried to restrict.
Rahm Emanuel May Be Toying With 2016 Presidential Run
Daily Beast - Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel might
make a go for 2016, two well-connected Democrats tell Lloyd
Grove—as long as Hillary doesn’t. And the potty-mouthed Chicago
mayor could win.
Bankrupt Alabama county OK's debt deal with European bank
Reuters - Officials in Alabama's bankrupt Jefferson County
approved a deal on Thursday with European Depfa Bank Plc to cut
interest charges on about $162 million of the county's school
debt.... Home to Birmingham, Alabama's biggest city, Jefferson
County was primarily driven into what is the biggest bankruptcy
ever by a U.S. local government by massive sewer-system debt now
estimated at $3.2 billion.
Taxpayers foot bill for 2nd Obama vacation in 2013
Press TV - Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his
second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air
Force One for a Presidents’ Day Weekend excursion to West Palm
Beach, Florida. Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet
to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after
presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union
speech as the guardian of the middle class.
VIDEO: Ron Paul: Trade War & Economic Collapse Coming
silverdoctors.com - Paul informs the Bloomberg host that the
loss in purchasing power from currency devaluation in a currency
war devastates the middle class... Paul also states that one day
soon people around the world will reject all fiat currencies,
and we will move into an age where people want to buy hard
assets, and that this has already started with real estate,
gold, & silver.
*RAID! 90 Million Ounces of Paper Silver Dumped to Smash Silver
silverdoctors.com - Another day another waterfall decline for
silver as the metal just dropped 70 vertically to $30.37 as 90
million ounces of paper silver were dumped on the market as the
cartel attempts to induce a $20 handle for silver. *Update: 2nd
wave in progress as cartel pushes for $29 handle in silver, 4
year uptrend line since 2008 at $30.50 has been broken to the
Judge Napolitano on Houston Proposal to Track Gold Sellers
xrepublic.tv - 'What Is It About Guns and Gold... '
VIDEO: You Think Jobs Are Scarce Now, Raise the Minimum Wage and
Watch What Happens
Activist Post - President Obama proposed raising the national
minimum wage to $9/hour during his State of the Union address
drawing cheers from the left. Unfortunately they have little
understanding of economics. Forced minimum wages will destroy or
offshore many more jobs in America.
Veterans Administration again accused of covering up the causes
of ‘Gulf War Syndrome’
The Raw Story - The federal Institute of Medicine to much
fanfare recently reported that “preliminary data” suggest that
veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from the
same disease — commonly called Gulf War Syndrome or Illness —
that has plagued veterans of Desert Storm for over two decades.
VIDEO: Shocking Announcement About Chemtrails in the Mainstream
Activist Post Forum - It's not shocking to those of us who have
witnessed this on a daily basis and fought tooth and nail with
all the naysayers and debunkers on these threads.
Six facts you need to know about eating oils and fats
(NaturalNews) One of the most widely misunderstood food groups
today, oils and fats can be both crucial and detrimental to your
health, depending on what type they are and how they are
Hormonal birth control increases risk of diabetes
(NaturalNews) Some hormonal birth control methods may increase
the risk of diabetes in overweight but otherwise healthy women,
according to a study conducted by researchers from the
University of Southern California and published in the journal
MSG: Many Secrets Guarded (opinion)
(NaturalNews) By now, most of us are aware of the fact that MSG
has two purposes: to give a food that has absolutely no flavor,
flavor and to increase the shelf life of a useless product that
ultimately will increase the profits of the highly reputable
company using it.... The big food companies are not stupid. They
know that people are becoming more and more aware of MSG and its
many euphemisms so they try to "disguise" it as best they can.
Let's take a look at some of their secrets.
Shaken Baby Syndrome often just a cover story for children who
are brain damaged by vaccines
(NaturalNews) "Many infants who suffer the so-called 'shaken
baby syndrome' may be victims of undiagnosed vaccine damage,"
adds Dr. Scheibner. "Ever since mass vaccination of infants
began, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic and
other injuries started filling pages of medical journals."
NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid
nasa.gov - NASA Television will provide commentary starting at
11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close,
but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14.
NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting
our home planet from them. This flyby will provide a unique
opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: ‘Once Gov't Starts Interfering With
the Internet, People Will Think Twice About What They Write’
"You can say whatever you want (on the internet) to whomever you
want, whenever you want, however you want and the government
can't regulate you, the government can't punish you and you
don't need the government's permission. That's terrific, because
if the government enters in this, soon you will need their
permission, they will punish you, they will restrict you and
they will know what's going on," said Napolitano.
Bionic Eye Implant Approved by U.S. for Rare Disease
Bloomberg - Adults going blind because of a rare eye disease may
regain the ability to do daily tasks, such as navigating a
sidewalk or detecting sunlight, from the first implanted
artificial retina to win U.S. regulatory approval.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
DOT Regs Targeting Horse Owners
truthfarmer.com - The Regulations are NOT new. They seem new
because we simply went on our merry way before and never thought
about them. But when our friends started getting pulled over and
cited and told to get US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT)
numbers, they kind of got our attention.
in History - Thursday - February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
1778 - The Stars and Stripes was carried to a foreign port, in France,
for the first time. It was aboard the American ship Ranger.
1803 - Moses Coats received a patent on the apple parer.
1849 - The first photograph of a U.S. President, while in office, was
taken by Matthew Brady in New York City. President James Polk was the
1859 - Oregon became the 33rd member of the Union.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell filed an application for a patent for the
telephone. It was officially issued on March 7, 1876.
1889 - In Los Angeles, CA, oranges began their first trip to the east.
1899 - The U.S. Congress approved voting machines for use in federal
1900 - Russia imposed tighter imperial control over Finland in response
to an international petition for Finland's freedom.
1900 - In South Africa, British Gen. Roberts invaded Orange Free State
with 20,000 troops.
1903 - The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor was established.
1912 - The first diesel engine submarine was commissioned in Groton, CT.
1912 - Arizona was admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
1920 - The League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago. The first
president of the organization was Maude Wood Park.
1929 - The "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL.
Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone were killed.
1932 - The U.S. won the first bobsled competition at the Winter Olympic
Games at Lake Placid, NY.
1945 - Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador joined the United Nations.
1962 - U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave a tour of the White House
1968 - The fourth Madison Square Gardens opened.
1979 - Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in
Kabul by Muslim extremists. He was killed in a shootout between his
abductors and police.
1980 - Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the "CBS Evening
1983 - A 6-year-old boy became the first person to receive a heart and
liver transplants in the same operation.
1985 - Cable News Network (CNN) reporter Jeremy Levin was freed. He had
been being held in Lebanon by extremists.
1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman
Rushdie because of his novel "The Satanic Verses."
1989 - The first satellite of the Global Positioning System was placed
into orbit around Earth.
1989 - Union Carbide agreed to pay $470 million to the government of
India. The court-ordered settlement was a result of the 1984 Bhopal gas
1997 - Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery began a series of
spacewalks that were required to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope.
1998 - U.S. authorities officially announced that Eric Rudolph was a
suspect in a bombing of an abortion clinic in Alabama.
2002 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Shays-Meehan bill.
The bill, if passed by the U.S. Senate, would ban millions of
unregulated money that goes to the national political parties.
Israeli tanks enter northern Gaza
Press TV - Israeli tanks and bulldozers have reportedly entered the town
of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opening fire near farmers.
Russia is sending firearms to Mali
Press TV - The head of Russia’s arms export agency says Moscow has
delivered a consignment of arms to Mali and may send more weapons amid
the ongoing French-led war on the African country. Anatoly Isaikin, the
director of Rosoboronexport, said on Wednesday, “We have provided
firearms, and the last delivery was made two weeks ago. Negotiations are
under way over smaller additional supplies.”
New Sars Like Virus Can Spread Person to Person Says UK Scientists
Intel Hub - Following the news a couple of days ago that there has been
a second fatality from a coronavirus similar to the one that causes SARS
(Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) UK scientists believe they have
evidence that the condition can be passed from human to human.
European Union Will Test Beef in 27 Countries for Horsemeat
foodsafetynews.com - After a meeting with health ministers from European
Union nations, EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg gained support for DNA
testing of meat products throughout the continent. “The tests will be on
DNA in meat products in all member states,” Borg said after the
ministerial meeting in Brussels over Europe’s expanding horsemeat
‘Canada will remain zombie-free’ – Canadian FM
RT - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was faced with a
question in Parliament on whether Canada is ready to fend off a US
zombie invasion, real or not. He glibly replied that Canada would never
become a “safe haven for zombies.” The bizarre exchange took place in
Parliament after NDP MP Pat Martin asked Foreign Minister Baird whether
the Canadian government is working with the US “to develop an
international zombie strategy so that a zombie invasion does not turn
into a zombie apocalypse?”
Nearly 450 British military drones lost in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Guardian - Almost 450 drones operated by the British military have
crashed, broken down or been lost in action during operations in
Afghanistan and Iraq over the last five years, figures reveal.... "The
drone industry constantly talks up the supposed economic benefits of
unmanned drones, but it is the civil liberties and safety implications
that need real attention," said Chris Cole, who set up watchdog website
Drone Wars UK.
Egypt Floods Gaza Tunnels to Cut Palestinian Lifeline
Reuters - Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the
border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them
down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The network of tunnels is
a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30 percent of all
goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by
Israel for more than seven years.
‘Egypt concerned for Palestine prisoners’
Press TV - Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr has expressed
grave "concern" over the "deteriorating" health of hunger-striking
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, calling on the international
community to intervene.
NASA alert: Middle East loses freshwater reserves size of Dead Sea in 7
RT - The Middle East is headed towards a water shortage crisis, as NASA
satellites show that reserves the size of the Dead Sea have been
depleted in just seven years, largely due to well-drilling.
Newly-obtained results show that 144 cubic kilometres of freshwater – a
volume nearly equivalent to that of the Dead Sea or Lake Tahoe – had
been removed from the ground in the area that encompasses Turkey, Iran,
Iraq and Syria between 2003 and 2009.
VIDEO: Body Removal & Transport Orders: Canada
Before It's News - According to documents from the Ministry of Justice
in BC, Canada, body removal and transport orders are being 'tendered' as
outlined below... Keep an eye out on these locations listed below, the
closing bid date for one is March 1st, merely 18 days away. They request
to receive their 'goods' by May 1st, 2013.
US: Body Removal and Transport Services Solicitation 5/17/12
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Wash. state bill would make almost all gun owners criminals
examiner.com - Washington state Sens. Ed Murray (D), Jeanne
Kohl-Welles (D) and Adam Kline (D) have introduced new gun
control legislation that goes far above and beyond what anyone
would consider a simple sales ban.... This legislation is
similar to a bill introduced by California Sen. Diane Feinstein
(D) whose legislation would ban over 120 specifically named
Olympic Arms to New York State – Take Your Business Elsewhere
(AmmoLand) - Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with
the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of
such governmental entity within the State of New York –
henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an
apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the
How many wallets with ID cards in them did Dorner own?
Melissa Melton - Media reported Dorner’s ID found two days ago,
now ID found again in burned out cabin next to charred remains.
Just like the suspected 9/11 terrorist’s explosion-proof
passport that was found magically intact amid the ground zero
rubble, the mainstream media is now reporting that suspected cop
killer Christopher Dorner’s wallet and identification card were
found beside charred remains in the burned out Big Bear cabin
where police cornered him yesterday.
VIDEO: Daniel Ellsberg on the NDAA Lawsuit & "We Are A Part of A
Death Squad Country"
Daily Paul - Daniel Ellsberg speaks at the press conference
after the hearing for the second circuit court of appeals in the
NDAA lawsuit, Hedges v Obama. He speaks about what is happening
in the lawsuit, the erosion of the Bill of Rights and Bradley
Indiana, South Carolina Anti-NDAA Bills Fly Through Committee
Activist Post - “Anti-NDAA” legislation has now passed senate
committees in both Indiana and South Carolina.
YouTube: Ron Paul Reacts to State of the Union Address
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul reacted to President
Obama's State of the Union address with John Stossel on Fox
VIDEO: Obama’s SOTU: Government Needs to Indoctrinate Children
at an Earlier Age
Kurt Nimmo - During his State of the Union address last night,
Obama called for universal preschool education.... The plan
builds on Head Start and state pre-K programs that target
low-income children. It will dish out government largess to
middle-income families to entice participation. “The objective
clearly is to get as many children into the clutches of the
state educational system as early as possible,” Michael Tennant
wrote on Sunday.
Ron Paul and Charles Goyette Launch New National Daily Radio
Daily Paul - Courtside Entertainment Group announced today that
former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul will make
his national radio and podcast debut March 18, 2013.
VIDEO: TSA Breaks World Renowned Cellist’s $20,000 Bow
Adan Salazar - World renowned cellist Alban Gerhardt, a German
musician who has performed with the Berlin and London
Philharmonic Orchestras respectively, was traveling through
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on his way to a
performance in Madison, Wisconsin when he discovered that his
bow had been damaged.
Bill Gates Dodges Questions on Why He Owns 500,000 Shares of
Natural Society - We recently asked Bill Gates why he owns
500,000 shares of Monsanto stock and supports slave-labor-linked
Cargill. The Q&A is public, but he gave no response.
Hawaii Legalize Marijuana Bill Killed in Committee
Activist Post - Hawaii House Bill 699 legalizing the Personal
Use of Marijuana; Licenses to Cultivate, Manufacture, Test, or
Sell Marijuana, was killed by the Judiciary Committee today
citing that "there is not enough support to pass the bill in the
House."... The committee's decision was whether to put the
measure to a vote in the House or not. They claimed that since
there was not enough support to pass it, why even have a vote.
Hence, the bill was dropped and blocked from a broader vote.
Two Awful Anniversaries: Income Tax and Federal Reserve
Forbes - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the federal
income tax (February) and the Federal Reserve System (December),
both of which today are doing immeasurable harm. And,
thankfully, both will be undergoing enormous changes.
VIDEO: Is The Government Preparing To Confiscate Our Gold?
Liberty Crier - The government wants to know if you are selling
gold or silver. Why?
Vilsack: With Sequester, USDA Would Have “No Choice” But to
Furlough Food Safety Inspectors
foodsafetynews.com - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the
White House have caused quite a stir in food and agriculture
circles by warning that budget sequestration could lead to a
two-week furlough of federal meat inspectors, which would
effectively halt American meat and poultry processing.
Even The Federal Reserve's Own Governors Are Warning Its
Policies Could Be Creating A Disaster, Banks And Investors Are
Poised For Losses
InvestmentWatch - A Federal Reserve governor is joining those
warning that junk-debt investors are poised for losses, while
his institution’s policies spur them to keep buying the debt.
VIDEO: Jack Lew Asked About Million Dollar Citigroup Bonus
Daily Bail - Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew appeared before
the Senate Finance Committee for his confirmation hearing on
Feds Now Letting Big Banks Review Their Own Foreclosures For
Consumerist - According to a new DealBook report, in an effort
to expedite the distribution of billions of dollars in relief to
people who were wronged by a faulty foreclosure process, the
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has done away with the
requirement of an independent, third-party review.
New York town bans fracking discussions
RT - The small New York town of Sanford has enraged
environmental groups by prohibiting all discussion of natural
gas drilling at town board meetings and is now facing a lawsuit
for violating free speech rights. Those opposed to hydraulic
fracturing or “fracking” have been unable to discuss their
environmental concerns since the ban was implemented in
VIDEO: La. Sinkhole: Apocalyptic Sounds Heard & Caught On Video
– Data Being Censored
Before It's News - What are the loud banging noises caught on
these 2 videos by a Louisiana resident living very close to the
Louisiana Sinkhole? Listen to them, they sound very mechanical
to me, like a pile driver or another type of earth boring
machinery. Check out the third video, below these two, of the
mysterious Clintonville booms last year; don't they sound nearly
the exact same to you? Meanwhile, data from the CERI Helicorder
displays from Bayou Corne and near the sinkhole today has been
censored; check it out below.
Ayurvedic Herb Improves Memory, Cognition and Alzheimer's
Green Med Info - Several recent studies have confirmed what
Ayurvedic practitioners have known for thousands of years: That
a special Ayurvedic herb increases memory and cognition, and may
well treat dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Treat PTSD in adults and children with natural remedies,
homeopathy and herbs
NaturalNews) PTSD is not new, being known by other names such as
battle fatigue, shell shock, survivor's guilt, and traumatic
neurosis. Regardless of it's name, the disorder is defined by a
set of symptoms such as hypervigilance, being easily startled,
anxiety, irritability, cognitive dysfunction, anger, mood
changes, fearfulness, numbness, inability to experience joy or
pleasure, loss of memory and avoiding areas associated with the
trauma. Natural remedies can help ease symptoms and support an
individual through their healing process to recovery.
Weight Loss Tip: Chew Your Food and Eat Slowly
Natural Society - While it has been known for some time that
eating too quickly puts tremendous strain on the digestive
system, are you really eating as slowly as recommended? One
study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and
Metabolism reminds us of how eating slowly can be an extremely
simple weight-loss solution.
Benefits of Sage as an Herb and Spice: Grow Your Own Medicine
Natural Society - Sage is an herb used throughout history
medicinally and spiritually. Luckily, growing sage and using it
as a spice or tea is super easy and fun.
VIDEO: A solar 'superstorm' is coming and we'll only get
Independent - A solar "superstorm" could knock out Earth's
communications satellites, cause dangerous power surges in the
national grid and disrupt crucial navigation aids and aircraft
avionics, a major report has found.
Obama Placed Embargo on Press Over Secret Cyber Security
Steve Watson - Buzz Feed reported today that Obama secretly
signed a long awaited executive order on Cyber Security, then
issued an embargo to all news organisations NOT to cover the
Zombie law: CISPA cyber bill resurrected from the dead
RT - The two US lawmakers responsible for last year’s failed
cybersecurity bill known as CISPA are reintroducing the act, and
renewed interest from Washington means it might have a fighting
chance this time at being signed into law.... Obama signed an
executive order to establish the framework needed to protect the
country’s critical and wired infrastructure in lieu of Congress’
inability to do so on their own part, whether through CISPA or
by other means.
Pentagon inks deal for smartphone tool that scans your face,
Wired - In a few years, the soldier, marine or special operator
out on patrol might be able to record the facial features or
iris signature of a suspicious person all from his or her
smartphone — and at a distance, too. The Defense Department has
awarded a $3 million research contract to California-based
AOptix to examine its “Smart Mobile Identity” biometrics
identification package, Danger Room has learned.
NY lawmaker seeks total ban on 3D printing of firearm parts,
even before technology emerges
(NaturalNews) Gun banners in Washington aren't satisfied with
preventing you from taking full advantage of your Second
Amendment rights regarding firearms and associated accessories
that are already obtainable: They also want to ban future guns
and gun gear as well.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Texas forces raw milk dairy to pour 700 gallons of perfectly
good milk down the drain
(NaturalNews) Raiding small dairy farms for selling raw milk has
become an active form of state terrorism throughout North
America. The farms are usually small and the farmers are not
well off. Yet they're often shut down with short or no notice
and forced to destroy or give up their raw dairy products for
the enforcing agency to destroy.
Valentine Greeting from Doug Brethower:
Seth's Blog: Open, generous and connected
Shatner on Gun Control
vimeo.com - Bill Shatner discusses the practical application of gun
in History - Wednesday - February 13, 2013
1741 - "The American Magazine," the first magazine in the U.S., was
published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1875 - Mrs. Edna Kanouse gave birth to America’s first quintuplets. All
five of the baby boys died within two weeks.
1889 - Norman Coleman became the first U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
1900 - The Anglo-German accord of 1899 was ratified by Reichstag, in
which Britain renounced rights in Samoa in favor of Germany and the U.S.
1914 - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (known
as ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The society was founded to
protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1920 - The League of Nations recognized the continued neutrality of
1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was organized.
1935 - In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann
guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne
Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed for the crimes.
1945 - During World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from
the German army.
1945 - During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German
city of Dresden.
1960 - France detonated its first atomic bomb.
1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure
skating title at Lake Placid, NY.
1971 - South Vietnamese troops invaded Laos. They were backed by U.S.
air and artillery support.
1985 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high of
1297.92 after it topped the 1300 mark earlier in the trading session.
1991 - Hundreds of Iraqis were killed by two laser-guided bombs that
destroyed an underground facility in Baghdad. U.S. officials identified
the facility as a military installation, but Iraqi officials said it was
a bomb shelter.
1997 - Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery brought the Hubble
Space Telescope aboard for a tune up. The tune up allowed the telescope
to see further into the universe.
1997 - The Dow Jones industrial average passed the 7,000 mark for the
first time. The day ended at 7,022.44.
1999 - A bomb exploded just outside a government-owned bank in southern
Kosovo. Nine people were killed.
2002 - In Alexandria, VA, John Walker Lindh pled innocent to a 10-count
federal indictment. He was charged with conspiring to kill Americans and
aiding Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
2002 - Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary
knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
2008 - Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in
testimony before Congress.
US-led airstrike kills 10 Afghan civilians
Press TV - Local officials said on Wednesday that the attack in eastern
Kunar Province claimed the lives of "five children, four women and a
man.” A spokesman for the US-led NATO forces said they have launched an
investigation into the report. Afghans have become increasingly outraged
at the seemingly endless number of deadly assaults by US-led forces in
the country over the past months. The killings have been the main source
of friction between Kabul and Washington.
HRW raps Israel for Gaza war violations
Press TV - “Israeli forces too often conducted airstrikes that killed
Palestinian civilians and destroyed homes in Gaza without apparent legal
justification,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director at the
HRW. The international right organization’s field investigations into
the attacks found no evidence of Palestinian fighters, weaponry, or
other apparent military objectives at the time of the attack.
VIDEO: France war worsens life for Malians
Malians in the northern part of the country complain that they have been
neglected by authorities as they are in the grip of severe shortage of
food, water and medical supplies.... The war has left thousands of
'Militants destroy Syria infrastructure'
Press TV - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says foreign-backed
militants fighting against the government are systematically destroying
the country’s infrastructure.... Since the beginning of unrest in Syria,
militants have attacked and damaged many industrial and public
infrastructures, including facilities providing electricity which have
caused power cuts. Repeated terrorist attacks on oil and gas pipelines
have also resulted in fuel shortage in Syria.
Head Of Italy’s Second Largest Industrial Conglomerate Arrested
Zero Hedge - Just when you thought you had heard it all – from Spanish
politicians to Italian bankers – along comes the CEO of Italy’s
Finmeccanica. Giuseppe Orsi has been arrested for his alleged
involvement in a bribery to ensure the Italian aerospace company got the
order for Indian military helicopters in 2010.
Petrogold: Are Russia And China Hoarding Gold Because They Plan To Kill
Economic Collapse - Since the 1970s, the U.S. dollar has been the
currency that the international community has used to trade oil around
the globe. This has created an overwhelming demand for U.S. dollars and
U.S. debt. But what happens when the rest of the globe starts rejecting
the increasingly unstable U.S. dollar and figures out that gold can be
used as a currency in international trade?
Now will there be two Popes? Rome in turmoil over claim Benedict will
stay on to 'advise' his successor
Daily Mail - The unprecedented scenario became apparent as the Vatican
was gripped by confusion over what name and title Benedict will have
when he retires. There was also deep concern over what role he may play
after he has stepped down and his successor assumes authority over the
Roman Catholic flock.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
LAPD pulls 'Waco' on Christopher Dorner; orders media to stand
down before burning Dorner alive to silence him forever
(NaturalNews) The LAPD has pulled a Waco. Barely two hours after
ordering the media to remove their helicopters from the area and
cut all live feeds, the LAPD managed to set fire to the cabin
occupied by Christopher Dorner and burn him alive inside it,
according to media reports.... "...tear gas was fired into the
house before the fire broke out," reports the Los Angeles CBS
affiliate. This is the same sort of tactic that was used to burn
down the Branch Davidian community in Waco, Texas in 1993.
VIDEO: Christopher Dorner's Body NOT Found, Despite Reports
Liberty Crier - LAPD told reporters that no body has been
identified in the cabin in which Christopher Dorner was believed
to have been hiding, following a shootout and fire. “No body has
been located yet,” Commander Andrew Smith said, telling
reporters that the building was still too hot for investigators
to enter. “That burned cabin has not even been entered by
investigators yet,” Smith said. “We are still on a holding
pattern to search that.” Earlier reports had indicated that a
body had been identified.
YouTube: Reality Check: Should LAPD Get To Decide If Chris
Dorner Is Taken Dead Or Alive?
Quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner is believed to be
dead tonight after being holed up inside a cabin in Big Bear,
California. A fire broke out after police broke the windows to
the cabin and fired tear gas into the building. A gunshot was
also fired around that time....
California cop killer is huge fan of Piers Morgan, Obama and gun
(NaturalNews) What is far less known; however, are several
details contained in his manifesto that reporters and editors
don't want to discuss and don't want you to know because it
would be embarrassing for their idol in Washington, D.C. One
such tantalizing detail is that Dorner, who is African-American,
is a huge fan of President Obama and first lady Michelle
Report: Realistic Urban Training is DHS and DOD “Conducting
Mac Slavo - Just a couple years ago we reported that the U.S.
military was involved in war gaming scenarios that included
training for such things as large scale economic collapse and
civil unrest. Photos from the training exercises showed
simulated situations that included protesters holding up “We
Need Food Now” signs. It was a clear sign that the government is
preparing for just such an event, and that they were training
military personnel to respond in the capacity of a domestic
Medal Of Honor Recipient Declines Obama’s State Of The Union
Daily Caller - Former Army Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha said
Tuesday that he has declined President Barack Obama’s invitation
to attend the State of the Union speech, which was scheduled for
the day after Obama awarded him the nation’s highest military
YouTube: Rand Paul on the President’s State of the Union Address
VIDEO: Police Discuss Setting Dorner Cabin On Fire On Scanners,
Scanner Traffic Silenced Say Listeners
Before It's News - Police scanners and media streams going down
were reported during the Chris Dorner shootout today. Some
believe there was possible 4G jamming on site. Scanner traffic:
Cops torch cabin where Chris Dorner was hiding. Scanner
recording of Cop Killer Christopher Dorner from
SDSaxMan. Listen to the actual conversation between the
police as they plan and burn the cabin down.
VIDEO: Fort Hood Hero Says Obama ‘Betrayed’ Her, Other Victims
ABC News - Three years after the White House arranged a hero's
welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood
police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting
there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he
made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.
YouTube: Ben Swann; Military Brass Required to Fire on American
Citizens? Dr. Jim Garrow Answers Your Questions
Ben Swann Full Disclosure conducts a one on one interview with
Dr. Jim Garrow who claims the Obama administration is weeding
out top military brass who are unwilling to fire upon Americans.
Ben talks with Dr. Garrow and asks viewers questions.
Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural
townhall.com - He's gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their
pay and apparently, doesn't trust them either. David Codrea over
at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in
President Obama's second inaugural parade recently were caring
rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.
LaRue Tactical to restrict law enforcement sales in response to
gun control laws
guns.com - LaRue Tactical has issued a statement on their
Facebook page describing their new policy, that they will limit
what products are available to state and local law enforcement
to what is legal to own for all other citizens. This is a direct
response to many proposed state and local laws.
Top Economic Advisers Forecast War and Unrest
Washington’s Blog - We’re already at war in numerous countries
all over the world. But top economic advisers warn that economic
factors could lead to a new world war.
The Silver Chart Predicting $200 Silver by 2018: Silver’s
Parabolic Up-trend Channel Suggests Massive Silver Move is
silverdoctors.com - Today’s chart of the day examines silver’s
12 year logarithmic parabolic up-trend chart that began in 2001.
Silver is just now approaching it’s parabolic up-trend line for
the first time since 2009, and only 2nd time since 2002.
Fed Has Bought More US Debt in 2013 Than Treasury Has Issued!
silverdoctors.com - The next time you hear propaganda from Fed
officials or the financial MSM that the Fed will end QE by the
end of 2013, please recall this startling statistic: thus far in
2013, the Fed has increased its Treasury bond holdings by $51.1
billion, while the official US debt has increased by only $47.2
billion over the same period.
Bill to allow North Va counties to impose 1% income tax without
public vote passes Va. Senate
Washington Post - This income taxing authority actually already
exists in Virginia law, with one important condition: It must be
approved by a public referendum. The new law would eliminate
that referendum, allowing a new income tax to be imposed simply
by the local city council or board of supervisors passing a new
VIDEO: Anti-Smart Meter Activists Fill City Council Meeting, Say
City Broke Its Own Laws Arresting Two Women
The Blaze - In a phone interview with TheBlaze Thursday one of
the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness leaders, Tom Glass, said it
isn’t even really about smart meters anymore. “This has little
to do with smart meters now,” Glass said. “This is about an
overbearing government.” Video footage of the meeting shows
Glass addressing the city council, saying that the women —
Jennifer Stahl and Malia “Kim” Bendis who were arrested Jan. 23
– were not only within their rights to film public employees
conducting official duties but that their property rights were
violated according to the city’s own code.
Assumption sinkhole gets bigger Tuesday
theadvocate.com - Parish officials reported roughly 5,000 square
feet of land sloughed off into the sinkhole Tuesday morning and
that by Tuesday afternoon, the land-loss had grown to an
estimated 7,500 square feet, said John Boudreaux, director of
the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security.
Major Eastern Snowstorm Potential This Weekend
AccuWeather - A storm has a chance to take a sharp enough left
turn up the East Coast this weekend, perhaps affecting the U.S.
and neighboring Canada. The storm would be part of a series of
potentially major weather events through the end of February.
Part of the system that could produce a major storm along the
East Coast this weekend (Feb. 16 and 17, 2013) was still over
the northern part of the Pacific Ocean to start the week.
Imported seafood is full of chemicals, drugs and feces - yet the
FDA inspects hardly any of it
(NaturalNews) Most imported seafood, including shrimp, is from
large fish farms in Asia, including China, Thailand, Indonesia
and Vietnam. There are also seafood or fish farms in Canada,
Mexico, and South America that export to the U.S. and others
Prostate cancer treatment increases risk of fracture, death
(NaturalNews) Men who undergo a hormone deprivation treatment
for prostate cancer are significantly more likely to suffer from
fractures, and many of the men who suffer from fractures are
significantly more likely to die, according a study conducted by
researchers from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School and published in the journal BJU
Confirmed: Heart Problems Linked to SSRI Antidepressants
Dr. Mercola - New research published in the journal BMJ has
added further support for this warning after finding that Celexa
and other antidepressants, including Lexapro and Elavil, may
extend the electrical activity in your heart (known as a QT
interval), potentially leading to abnormal heart rhythms, which
in turn can lead to dizziness, fainting or even sudden death.
Low vitamin D levels proven to be deadly, increase mortality
(NaturalNews) Published in the journal Arteriosclerosis,
Thrombosis Vascular, Biology, the study found that individuals
with the lowest vitamin D levels have a significantly higher
risk of developing ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction
(MI), or fatal ischemic heart disease and MI, or dying an early
death, compared to individuals with the highest vitamin D
VIDEO: Publication Bias—the Hidden Systematic Flaw in Medicine
that Can Threaten Your Life
Dr. Mercola - Half of all clinical trials ever completed on the
medical treatments currently in use have never been published in
the medical literature. Trials with positive results for the
test treatment are about twice as likely to be published, and
this applies to both academic research and industry studies
Seven signs you might have food sensitivities - and what to do
(NaturalNews) It is estimated that as many as 15 million
Americans, six million of whom are young children, have food
allergies that exhibit obvious and sometimes life-threatening
symptoms upon exposure. But countless millions of others -- the
Food Intolerance Institute of Australia says up to 75 percent of
all people -- have food sensitivities that oftentimes go
undetected, as symptoms can be mild, sporadic, or even varying,
which makes identifying the culprit or culprits difficult and
Saying "I Love You" With Chocolate Just Got Better
Green Med Info - Valentine's Day, the holiday traditionally
associated with love, is most notably celebrated with chocolate.
For the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke
pleasure, though the body's physical response is likely due to
one or more of the cacao bean's more than 380 known chemicals.
The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural
Waking Times - Prescriptions for pain, cholesterol reduction,
high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, antacids, antipsychotics,
diabetes and antibiotics make up 100% of the most prescribed
drugs. Make a commitment to yourself right now and start
incorporating some of these amazing foods into your diet with no
consequence of side effects. When you accept this, you will get
off prescription medications for good.
A Natural, Inexpensive, Easily Accessible, Safer Treatment for
ANH - Not if pharmacists have their way! Action Alert!
Pharmacists Planning Service (PPS), a “public health, consumer,
and pharmacy education” nonprofit, is petitioning the FDA to
change the designation of St. John’s Wort from “herbal dietary
supplement status” to “behind pharmacy counter status” (BPCS)—a
designation that requires pharmacist consultation—citing
dangerous side effects and drug interactions.
Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies from heart attack
Alleman is the second unofficial spokesman to die in the
restaurant's nearly two-year history in Las Vegas. In March
2011, Blair River — known as the Grill's "Gentle Giant" — died
of flu-related pneumonia, Basso said at the time. The 575-pound
spokesman was just 29. Since then, the Heart Attack Grill had a
spate of health-related incidents that seem to live up to the
restaurant's fated name.
You’re Paying Every Month for the Obama Phone Boondoggle
Kurt Nimmo - If you have a wireless or landline phone, you’re
paying for millions of people to get a free phone. The cost is
deducted from your monthly bill. The average deduction is around
$2.50 per month. Last year the FCC determined a staggering 41%
of more than six million subscribers participating in the “free
phone” program either couldn’t demonstrate their eligibility or
didn’t bother to respond when asked for certification.
YouTube: Ron Paul has NOT gone to the UN to strong-arm
And it's time to stop this claim and issue an apology!
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Heirloom Seed Banks Come to Public Libraries
Activist Post - NPR recently reported on an interesting new
heirloom seeds being checked out like books through public
libraries. The program which has expanded to over 12 public
libraries works something like this: Local gardeners save seeds
from their most successful plants and donate them to the
library. Library members can then 'check out' the seeds to plant
in their gardens on the promise to then save seeds from the best
plants and return them to the library.
“Big Farma” Still Trying to Hide Dirty Secrets
ANH - Five states have introduced seven different “Ag-Gag bills”
to silence people who try to expose CAFO practices.... It’s not
just that these bills trample the First Amendment. It’s that
these bills are designed to keep the filthy, profoundly
unsanitary conditions at factory farms—CAFOs, or Confined Animal
Feeding Operations—from being exposed to the public.... The
current spate of bills are not novel: ten states introduced
similar legislation in 2011–12, and bills were passed in Iowa,
Missouri, and Utah.
in History - Tuesday - February 12, 2013
1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe.
1870 - In the Utah Territory, women gained the right to vote.
1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask.
1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at
Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.
1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) was founded.
1912 - China's boy emperor Hsuan T'ung announced that he was abdicating,
ending the Manchu Ch'ing dynasty. Subsequently, the Republic of China
1915 - The cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington,
1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential
political speech on radio.
1971 - James Cash (J.C.) Penney died at the age of 95. The company
closed for business for one-half day as a memorial to the company's
1973 - The State of Ohio went metric, becoming the first in the U.S. to
post metric distance signs.
1973 - American prisoners of war were released for the first time during
the Vietnam conflict.
1993 - In Liverpool, England, a 2-year-old boy, James Bulger, was lured
away from his mother at a shopping mall and beaten to death. Two
ten-year-old boys were responsible.
1998 - A U.S. federal judge declared that the presidential line-item
veto was unconstitutional.
1999 - U.S. President Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on two
impeachment articles. The charges were perjury and obstruction of
2001 - The space probe NEAR landed on the asteroid Eros. It was the
first time that any craft had landed on a small space rock.
2002 - Kenneth Lay, former Enron CEO, exercised his constitutional
rights and refused to testify to the U.S. Congress about the collapse of
2002 - The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic began
at the U.N. tribunal in The Hague. Milosevic was accused of war crimes
during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
2002 - Pakistan charged three men in connection with the kidnapping of
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi.
2003 - The U.N. nuclear agency declared North Korea in violation of
international treaties. The complaint was sent to the Security Council.
US-led nightraid kills 12 in Afghanistan
Press TV - At least 12 Afghan people have been killed in a nightraid
carried out by the US-led forces in eastern Afghanistan.
At least 13 killed, 33 wounded in bomb blast near Turkish-Syrian border
endthelie.com - At least 13 people have been killed and 33 others
wounded in a bomb blast near the Turkish-Syrian border. The blast
occurred near the Turkish town of Reyhanli, at the Cilvegozu border
gate. A Turkish government official has confirmed that the explosion
originated from a vehicle, and was not a mortar round. “There was an
explosion in the no-man’s zone. It was not a mortar attack. It was very
strong,” a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Mali reluctant to accept UN peacekeepers: UN
Press TV - Jan Eliasson, the deputy secretary general of the United
Nations, said on Monday that the Malian government was hesitant to allow
UN peacekeepers to be deployed in the country, despite a growing
convergence on the need for such an operation among the five permanent
members of the Security Council and the Economic Community of West
French-led forces search homes in Mali
Press TV - French-led troops have conducted house-to-house searches for
local fighters in Mali’s northern city of Gao after they seized the
strategic city. Reports say that some of the fighters hid among the
population after French and Malian forces took control of the city on
N. Korea confirms 'successful' 3rd nuclear test - state media
RT - The seismic event detected in North Korea was the result of a third
nuclear test, Pyongyang has confirmed. Seoul estimated the yield of the
suspected nuclear device at 6 to 7 kilotons.... Pyongyang says the move
was part of an effort to protect its national security and sovereignty,
citing US opposition to the recent North Korean space launch.
US plans drones for ‘new Asia threat’
Press TV - Pentagon’s new focus on Asia would demand “a new mix of
drones and other aircraft” since nations in the region are better
capable of detecting and shooting down American assassination and spying
drones, AP reports Tuesday citing senior US military commanders. The
plan, however, will not affect CIA’s terror drone strikes in Pakistan,
Yemen and elsewhere.
US, Israel wage war against Press TV
Press TV - This week, the US government, as part of unilateral sanctions
against Iran, censored Press TV, removing it from satellite broadcast
across all of North America. The reason they gave is insane. They claim
to have silenced Press TV, an Iranian based broadcast service, in order
to “prevent censorship.”
China overtakes US as world’s largest trading country
RT - According to various estimates, China has the world’s biggest new
car market, is the biggest energy user, and holds the largest foreign
currency reserves. China became the world’s biggest exporter in 2009,
and its GDP growth rate has averaged 9.9% a year since the 1970s. In
2011 China’s GDP growth rate stood at 9.20%, compared to 1.80% in the US
during the same year.
Russia introduces lie-detector tests for police applicants
RT - Following a string of scandals, the interior minister has ordered
that anyone who wants to join the police in Russia should undergo a
polygraph test for illegal drug use.... The test should detect possible
abuse of alcohol, illegal drugs or any psychotropic substances.
According to the procedure, the applicant receives the questions before
the actual test and reserves the right to stop the questioning at any
moment. The test results are classified and remain in archives for six
Deadly and mysterious coronavirus detected in the UK for second time
RT - The 10th global case of the potentially fatal coronavirus was found
in northern England. A patient is in intensive care suffering from the
SARS-like infection, which has killed five so far, and sparked a global
alert last September.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Presidential Memorandum: "Unforeseen emergency exists that
requires immediate military assistance to Chad and France"
whitehouse.gov - I hereby determine that an unforeseen emergency
exists that requires immediate military assistance to Chad and
France in their efforts to secure Mali from terrorists and
violent extremists. I further determine that these requirements
cannot be met under the authority of the Arms Export Control Act
or any other provision of law. I, therefore, direct the drawdown
of up to $50 million in defense services of the Department of
Defense for these purposes and under the authorities of section
506(a)(1) of the Act.
GUN BAN COVER-UP: If the semi-auto firearm has anything to grip
it by, it is banned... | by Alan Korwin
redflagnews.com - I've just finished reading the 122 pages of
Diane Feinstein's latest "gun-control" bill, Senate Bill S.150,
and was surprised to find some important things missing. Even
more surprising was one small item briefly mentioned on page 13
that has not been reported in any "news" coverage I have seen.
It's a whopper -- it invalidates her entire list of guns, and
I've written ten books on this topic, I know what I'm saying! --
but first, here's what's missing...
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano on the Unusual Circumstances Surrounding
the Manhunt for Christopher Dorner
Daily Paul - Judge Napolitano on the Unusual Circumstances
Surrounding the Manhunt for Christopher Dorner. Fox News |
February 11, 2013.
LAPD literally trying to execute Christopher Dorner while
endangering LA citizens with random 'shoot to kill' gunfire
(NaturalNews) I've never seen a police force look as pathetic
and weak as the LAPD does right now. The entire police force has
been thrust into a state of complete terror by the actions of
one police officer named Christopher Dorner who allegedly has
gone on a cop-killing rampage. According to The Telegraph,
"Around 50 LAPD officers and their families remain under
protection at their homes amid fears Dorner would come out of
hiding to target them..."
Senator Rand Paul to Deliver Tea Party Response to SOTU
Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political
action committee, will host the Tea Party response to President
Obama’s State of the Union Address directly following the
Republican response by Senator Marco Rubio. Senator Rand Paul
will deliver the Tea Party response at the National Press Club
in Washington, D.C.... The Tea Party response will be streaming
Congress Prepares to Kill 6th Amendment with Secret “Drone
Kurt Nimmo - Feinstein has proposed “legislation to ensure that
drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with our
values, and the proposal to create an analogue of the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court to review the conduct of such
strikes,” in other words a secret tribunal that will hand down
kill orders for Americans the government believes are “suspected
Obamacare Amendment Forbids Gun and Ammo Registration
Breitbart - Good news -- it has become known that hidden deep
within the massive 2800-page bill called Obamacare there is a
Senate Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. It
seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the
throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
and Barack Obama overlooked
Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c. According to
reports, that amendment says the government cannot use doctors
to collect "any information relating to the lawful ownership or
possession of a firearm or ammunition."
VIDEO: Flags Flown Upside Down In Florida Gun Control Protests
Steve Watson - Residents in West Palm Beach, Florida are flying
US flags upside down outside their businesses and properties in
protest of strict gun control proposals by the Obama
School Board Wants To Take Copyrights Away From Students And
Donna Anderson - A proposal under consideration by a school
board in Upper Marlboro, MD, is intended to protect the privacy
rights of the school district but it may end up stifling
creativity. If it passes, Prince George County Board of
Education will own the copyright on all work done by students
and teachers, regardless of where that work was performed or for
Man Sues TSA For $5 Million Following Peanut Butter Arrest
Steve Watson - 24 hours in a cell for joking about sandwich
spread. Frank Hannibal, 50, was detained and dragged from
LaGuardia Airport recently by police after a run-in with TSA
agents over the jar of gourmet sandwich spread. “The liquid oil
that separated from the peanut butter had them baffled,”
Hannibal told the New York Daily News. Hannibal then commented
to his wife and children that “They’re looking to confiscate my
explosives,” as TSA agents inspected the 16-ounce jar of “Crazy
Richards” chunky peanut butter.
Gas prices hit a historic high
csmonitor.com - A combination of high crude prices, refinery
shutdowns, and early speculation has sent gas prices soaring to
seasonal highs earlier than usual this year, with no signs of
prices at the pump falling until spring, according to recent
City hikes taxes on Sandy-hit houses
NY Post - The city is claiming that property values have
actually shot up for many homes in Manhattan Beach and it’s
going ahead with hefty tax hikes for the houses devastated by
the October superstorm, shocked property owners told The Post.
Homeowners in other neighborhoods hit by Sandy, including Coney
Island, the Rockaways and parts of Staten Island, also said
they’ve received increases.
Show This To Anyone That Believes That “Things Are Getting
Better” In America
Economic Collapse - As a result of our very foolish short-term
thinking, we have now run up a national debt of 16.4 trillion
dollars. It is the largest debt in the history of the world, and
it has gotten more than 23 times larger since Jimmy Carter first
entered the White House. The chart that you see below is a
recipe for national financial suicide... When Barack Obama first
entered the White House, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70
percent. Today, it is up to 103 percent.
Gold Sellers in Houston Must Submit to Fingerprints and Mugshots
Kurt Nimmo Last week the Houston City Council passed an
ordinance requiring people who sell precious metals to be
fingerprinted and photographed. According to KTRK-TV, the
ordinance is “meant to help track down criminals who try to
resell stolen valuables.
Meet The 31 Corporations and Banks That Dodged $128 Billion in
politicususa.com - Sen. Bernie Sanders released a report today
directly taking on the Business Roundtable, by outing 31 banks
and corporations who have dodged $128 billion in taxes.
Esquire article wrongly claims SEAL who killed bin Laden is
Stars and Stripes - The story details the life of the Navy SEAL
after the successful raid to take out the No. 1 terrorist, and
it asserts that once the SEAL got out of the military he was
left to fend for himself. Nothing. No pension, no health care,
and no protection for himself or his family.” Except the claim
about health care is wrong.
YouTube: 70,000 US Service Personnel Exposed To Radiation:
Operation Tomodachi 3/11
Operation Tomodachi was a humanitarian mission conducted in
Japan after the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster
that began March 11th, 2011 and lasted 80 days. 70,000 US
servicemen & women from the Navy, Airforce, Army & Marines
delivered food, blankets & water in areas of devastation. What
they didn't know was the severity of radiation exposure they
received since TEPCO refused to acknowledge the extent of what
was happening at the Fukushima plant.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Unintended Consequences
of a Violent Foreign Policy
Ron Paul: "Last year more US troops died by suicide than died in
combat in Afghanistan. More than 20 percent of military
personnel deployed to combat will develop post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD). Some 32 percent of US soldiers reported
depression after deployments. More than 20 percent of
active-duty military are on potentially dangerous psychotropic
Pilgrim nuclear plant loses power again
boston.com - Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth once
again lost power Sunday, after having it restored for several
hours following an offsite outage Friday night. Three diesel
generators are now providing back-up power to the facility’s
safety systems, said Carol Wightman, a spokeswoman for Entergy
Corp., the Louisiana company that owns Pilgrim.
Another Harvard doctor warns about Wi-Fi in schools (Autism &
EMF: 550 published citations)
takebackyourpower.net - EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can
exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and
remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic
function. This will make it harder for some children to learn,
particularly those who are already having problems in the first
Beat chronic depression and stress with Co-Q10
(NaturalNews) It's well known that Co-Q10 or Coenzyme Q10 is
beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart or even restoring
health to an ailing heart. There are also other benefits from
Co-Q10 which will be explained later in this article.
Cleanse the liver to improve health
(NaturalNews) Cleansing is important. It is so important that
there are several organs that are responsible for keeping the
body cleansed. Chief among these organs is the liver.
Responsible for the regulation of our metabolism and purifying
our blood, the liver plays a key role in our overall health.
Scientists Point Out Corruption in Vaccine's Promotion
Green Med Info - Using Merck's Gardasil vaccine as a case in
point, an investigation documents Big Pharma's near-total
control of governmental health agency decisions and the utter
lack of concern by the decision makers. However, some scientists
are speaking out, and here's what they have to say.
Vaccine Propaganda Heats Up—The Latest Scandals You Need to Be
Dr. Mercola - Three recent studies severely challenge the claim
that the flu vaccine will protect you against the flu. A
multicenter study by researchers in eight European countries
indicated that overall vaccine effectiveness against influenza
A/H3N2 in the first months of the season was 38%, but after
mid-February, it dropped to -1%. Norwegian researchers blame
vitamin D deficiency for the latest flu epidemic in the
VIDEO: Safety of Flame Retardants in Question
Dr. Mercola - The average U.S. home contains multiple sources of
toxic flame-retardant chemicals (polybrominated diphenyl ethers,
or PBDEs)... They outgas into your home regularly and are
commonly found in household dust, where they are inhaled. PBDEs
are also found in various foods, including wild and farm-raised
fish and the most "pure" food of all, breast milk.
Iodine Protects Against Fluoride Toxicity
Green Med Info - There is growing evidence that Americans would
have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and
fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine.
A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased
consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has
created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America.
Insulin Doubles Death Rate in Type 2 Diabetics: Study
Gaia Health - A new study clearly documents that the standard
treatment for type 2 diabetes is a killer, resulting in more
than double the deaths. The treatment justification has always
been based on irrelevant criteria—just as it is with most
Over 9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Boosting the Immune System, Vision,
and Heart Health
Natural Society - Did you know that this fruit also offers
numerous health benefits? It's time to experience all of the
kiwi fruit benefits that the fruit has to offer. Here are over 9
Green Tea and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation, Enhance Bone Health
Natural Society - Some recent research suggests that the
benefits of green tea can be augmented when the tea is paired
with another Eastern practice—tai chi.
Home Remedies for Ringworm - 6 Natural Ringworm Treatments
Natural Society - Ringworm, also known as tinea, is a health
issue characterized by a red, itchy, unattractive ring that
appears on the body. The issue is actually a contagious fungal
infection (has nothing to do with worms)... While ringworm
treatments most often consist of creams and ointments found at
your local pharmacy, there are indeed a number of natural home
remedies for ringworm which people have been utilizing for
Ron Paul Files Request to Seize RonPaul.com Website
Intel Hub - Retired Congressman Ron Paul is no longer a public
figure and, now that he’s back in the free market, has filed a
complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization, an
agency of the United Nations, against web sites using his name
to promote goods, services and newsletters. Related video: Fox
News: Ron Paul Has No Legal Right...
6 Military Grade Solutions For Keeping Your Data Safe
Activist Post - Whether you work for a three-letter government
agency or on top of a roof pounding nails, we all have sensitive
information that we want to keep away from prying eyes. These
days our most private data is stored on computer hard drives,
from passwords to credit card details to sensitive documents and
Sources: Obama to issue cybersecurity order on Wednesday
The Hill - The highly anticipated directive from President Obama
is expected to be released at a briefing Wednesday morning at
the U.S. Department of Commerce... The executive order would
establish a voluntary program in which companies operating
critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity best
practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Country’s Largest Raw Milk Supplier Sues FDA for Ban on
foodriotradio.com - Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures – the
largest raw milk dairy in the country, based out of Fresno,
California – has had enough and is taking the FDA to court....
He wants to sell his fine product to stores in Arizona, where
people have been demanding it. It’s natural – really natural,
unlike the naturally labeled “stuff” in commercial grocery
stores – wholesome and safe.
in History - Monday - February 11, 2013
1752 - The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very first hospital in
1808 - Judge Jesse Fell experimented by burning anthracite coal to keep
his house warm. He successfully showed how clean the coal burned and how
cheaply it could be used as a heating fuel.
1812 - The term "gerrymandering" had its beginning when the governor of
Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a redistricting law that favored
1929 - The Lateran Treaty was signed. Italy now recognized the
independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
1936 - Pumping began the process to build San Francisco's Treasure
1937 - General Motors agreed to recognize the United Automobile Workers
Union, which ended the current sit-down strike against them.
1943 - General Dwight David Eisenhower was selected to command the
allied armies in Europe. (Today in World War II History)
1945 - During World War II, the Yalta Agreement was signed by U.S.
President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
and Soviet leader Josef Stalin. (Today in World War II History)
1958 - Ruth Carol Taylor was the first black woman to become a
stewardess by making her initial flight.
1972 - McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. and Life magazine canceled plans to
publish an autobiography of Howard Hughes. The work turned out to be
1975 - Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to head a major party in
Britain when she was elected leader of the Conservative Party.
1979 - Nine days after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran
(after 15 years in exile) power was seized by his followers.
1982 - France nationalized five groups of major industries and 39 banks.
1984 - The tenth Space Shuttle mission returned to Earth safely.
1989 - Rev. Barbara C. Harris became the first woman to be consecrated
as a bishop in the Episcopal Church.
1990 - Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity.
1993 - Janet Reno was appointed to the position of attorney general by
U.S. President Clinton. She was the first female to hold the position.
2000 - The space shuttle Endeavor took off. The mission was to gather
information for the most detailed map of the earth ever made.
2006 - In Texas, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and
wounded a companion during a quail hunt.
2009 - John Dingell of Michigan became the longest serving member of the
U.S. House of Representatives. He had more than 53 years of service.
VIDEO: Russia Deploys EMP / Bunker-Buster Missiles in its Western
InvestmentWatch - Russia’s 20th Army incorporated in the Western
Military District will be supplied with Iskander-M tactical missile
systems and other modern weapons.... Iskander can carry 480kg of
conventional warheads including HE fragmentation, submunition,
penetration, fuel-air explosive and electro-magnetic pulse. The minimum
firing range of the missile is 50km and the maximum is 280km.
French copter bombs Mali’s Gao
Press TV - A French combat helicopter has bombarded an area in Mali’s
northern city of Gao, where fighters have been clashing with French-led
forces since February 9.
Iran to open world’s largest refining unit
Press TV - Iran's deputy oil minister has announced that despite the
illegal US-led sanctions against Tehran, the Islamic Republic will soon
inaugurate the world’s largest oil refining unit with the capacity of
purifying over 90, 000 barrels of oil per day.
Pope Benedict XVI resigns
Telegraph - Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign on February
28th, saying he no longer had the strength to fulfill the duties of his
office. The 85-year-old Pope announced his decision in Latin during a
meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning.
Donkey meat scandal likely in UK
Press TV - Amid worsening horse meat scandal in Britain that has forced
the country’s food standard agency to test all beef products for the
presence of horse meat, worries are now being raised that meat suppliers
could be also feeding people with donkey meat.
Australian government caught spraying highly-dangerous, illegal
chemicals on fragile wetlands
(NaturalNews) Australia is often reputed as having one of the most
effective regulatory systems in the world for ensuring the safe use of
chemicals. But it recently came to our attention that a regional
government body in the state of Queensland has decided to develop its
own endocrine-disrupting herbicide solution, which it is now spraying
across large swaths of the area's coastal region to target an invasive
weed species, that is also poisoning plants, animals and potentially
US ambassador claims France payed $17 million in ransom to Islamists
RT - A former US ambassador claims that France shoveled out $17 million
to free a group of hostages held in Mali, only to have the money up in
the hands of al-Qaeda militants and significantly strengthen the
terrorist group. And the hostages were never freed.
YouTube: Syrian militants train child soldiers'
Press TV - New video footage has surfaced online showing the
foreign-sponsored militants in Syria recruiting dozens of children and
teenagers. The video, which was posted on the internet recently, shows
the commander of a US-backed group in the northern province of Aleppo
saying when the children arrive, they are children, but when they leave,
they become killing machines.
Press TV, iFilm taken off air in US, Canada
Press TV - In another flagrant violation of freedom of speech, Iranian
channels Press TV and iFilm have been removed from the Galaxy 19
satellite platform. The satellite platform provided broadcast services
to the viewers of the 24-hour English-language Iranian news channel,
Press TV, and the film channel, iFilm, in the United States and Canada.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'Lift the Burden': Tens of thousands march against
austerity in Ireland
RT - The Irish Congress of Trade Unions,which organized the rallies,
claimed more than 100,000 people attended, with some 60,000 marching in
Dublin. Demonstrators also protested in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo
This Before And After Image Of Afghanistan Is Hard To Believe
Business Insider - This image of Afghanistan might be hard to wrap your
head around, but it’s totally accurate. Prior to three-plus decades of
war, Afghanistan, and Kabul in particular, had a pretty solid setup, one
that westerners would often visit.
France, UK promise punishment in horsemeat scandal
Press TV - French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon announced on
Saturday that investigations have traced the horsemeat to Romania, but
there were also links with French, Dutch and Cypriot companies as well
as a factory in Luxembourg.
Canadian businesses lobby for the right to infect peoples' computers
with viruses and rootkits
boingboing.net - A coalition of Canadian industry groups, including the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Marketing Association, the
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and the Entertainment
Software Association of Canada, are demanding legalized spyware for
private enforcement purposes. The demand comes as part of a review of
anti-spam and spyware legislation in Canada.
7.0 magnitude quake in Colombia: USGS
AFP - A 7.0 magnitude quake shook southern Colombia Saturday and was
felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador, authorities said. ...located 11
kilometers (7 miles) southwest of Pasto, Colombia, a city of 400,000
people at the foot of the Galeras volcano, according to the US
* Related Article:
Stan's Earthquake / Volcanic Forecasts
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Christopher Dorner has become the first human target for
remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil
Express - They believe burly, heavily-armed Christopher Dorner
is holed-up in the wilderness of California’s snow-capped San
Bernardino mountains 80 miles east of Los Angeles.... The use of
drones was later confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol
spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed agents have been prepared
for Dorner to make a dash for the Mexican border since his
The Housing Police Are Getting Teeth From ObamaCare
Real Estate Bloggers - Obamacare has opened the door for the
government to get inside your home. With a new push
incorporating multiple agencies of the federal government,
including the White House Council on Environmental Quality,
Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban
Development, the Surgeon General, and Energy Department, there
is a push to create a unified plan for regulating and inspecting
the homes in the United States.
* Related Article:
All Americans 'Must Have 'Healthy Housing'
VIDEO: Dr. Benjamin Carson Teaches Obama About American Liberty
Liberty Crier - A unique speech delivered at this mornings
National Prayer Breakfast in President Barack Obama’s presence.
Carson suggested that political correctness is a “dangerous”
threat to free speech and encouraged Americans to share their
views without hesitation. Carson also included his ideas on the
national debt, deficits, taxation and health care; he explains
his personal position on each matter.
* Related Video:
Carson Tells Hannity Why He Spoke Out...
VIDEO: California Announces Semi-auto Confiscation Plan
Kurt Nimmo - Democrats in control of the state Legislature
unveiled ten proposals they boasted will make California the
most restrictive state in the nation for possessing legally
purchased firearms.... The new law would outlaw all
semiautomatic weapons in the state and force gun owners to load
bullets one at a time. CBS News reports that authorities also
want to make prohibitions apply to current gun owners, thus
resulting in confiscation.
30-Year CIA Vet Talks False Flag At Brookings Institution
Jurriaan Maessen - In a recent article published on the website
of the Brookings Institution, 30 year CIA veteran and current
Brookings senior fellow, Bruce Riedel talks false flag ops in
relation to Algerian counter-terrorism units. In his article
Algeria a Complex Ally in War Against al Qaeda, Riedel gives a
description of the Algerian counter-terrorism unit DRS and its
Marbury v. Madison - US Supreme Court Decision that any law that
violates the Constitution is automatically void
law.cornell.edu - Thus, the particular phraseology of the
Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the
principle, supposed to be essential to all written
Constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void,
and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that
The Fema Camp Bill is Back!
BlackListedNews.com - The latest iteration of this bill has been
introduced as House Resolution 390 otherwise known as the
National Emergency Centers Establishment Act. This bill would
authorize not fewer than 6 military installations as sites for
the establishment of national emergency centers to be run by
FEMA under the command of the Secretary of Homeland Security.
DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices
Wired - The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights
watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders
may have their electronics seized and the contents of those
devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of
FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map?
EFF - The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a
new drone authorization list. This list, released in response to
EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, includes law
enforcement agencies and universities across the country,
and—for the first time—an Indian tribal agency.
Pennsylvania troopers to use blood, not breath, to determine if
drivers are under influence
triblive.com - State troopers will use blood, not breath, to
determine whether drivers are under the influence of alcohol,
because the state Superior Court is scrutinizing a county
judge's ruling that questions the accuracy of breath tests.
New Bill Seeks to Severely Restrict Homeschooling in South
Activist Post - According to an email alert sent out by the Home
School Legal Defense Association, a new bill is being introduced
in the South Carolina State House of Representatives that would
threaten the ability of South Carolinians to effectively and
legally homeschool their children as well as further reducing
choice in terms of which homeschooling option is selected.
Hawaii: First time a state legislature instead of voters defies
federal marijuana prohibition laws
Activist Post - The bill HB 699, Personal Use of Marijuana;
Licenses to Cultivate, Manufacture, Test, or Sell Marijuana, was
introduced on January 24th of this year and is modeled after the
measures passed in Colorado and Washington.... The Judiciary
Committee of the Hawaii State House is set to vote on the bill
on February 12th sending in to a full vote in the House.
Navy: Lincoln refueling and overhaul delayed citing "lack of
usni.org -- The delay in the RCOH for the Lincoln translates
into a carrier that will be undeployable for the foreseeable
future. It is ‘not possible to restore,’ the carrier to active
service without the $3.3 billion overhaul, [Navy spokesperson]
Hillson said. Under the current Continuing Resolution (CR), the
Navy is $1.5 billion short on its accounts.
YouTube: Ron Paul: Currency Devaluation Is `Dangerous'
Bloomberg 2/8/2013 - Former Congressman Ron Paul, a Texas
Republican, talks about governments' strategy of devaluing their
currency to gain an advantage in trade. The yen jumped the most
in almost two years against the dollar after Japanese Finance
Minister Taro Aso said the pace of its recent slide has been to
rapid. Paul speaks with Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's
US Air Force veteran added to no-fly list after visiting sickly
RT - A 10-year veteran of the US Air Force is once again unable
to return to his home after being mysteriously added to a
federal no-fly list for a second time.
Arkansas law jails tenants who don’t pay their rent
Raw Story - Under a state law in Arkansas, renters can be
imprisoned for failing to pay their rent. According to a report
by Human Rights Watch, titled “Pay the Rent or Face Arrest:
Abusive Impacts of Arkansas’s Criminal Evictions Law,” hundreds
of tenants each year are taken to court, fined and jailed under
the state’s “failure to vacate” law.
VIDEO: Dozens injured, roofs ripped off homes, as tornado tears
through Mississippi, Alabama
RT - The disaster damaged mainly the city of Hattiesburg,
including its university campus, with 10 people injured in the
surrounding Forrest County. The university released a statement
saying no one was hurt, but that it was under a state of
Northeast digs out from blizzard; new storm brews in Plains
Reuters - The Northeast started digging itself out after a
blizzard dumped up to 40 inches of snow with hurricane force
winds, killing at least nine people and leaving hundreds of
thousands without power. By early Sunday, utility companies were
reporting roughly 350,000 customers still without electricity
across a nine-state region... Air traffic began to return to
normal Sunday after some 5,800 flights were canceled Friday and
Saturday, according to Flightaware, a flight tracking service.
Mass. nuclear power plant loses power, shuts down during
snowstorm; NRC monitoring
Washington Post - The NRC says the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant
in Plymouth experienced an automatic shutdown at around 9:15
p.m. Friday after losing off-site power. Spokesman Neil Sheehan
says the plant has declared an unusual event, which is the
lowest level of emergency classification.
Duke Energy to Seek $1.65 billion from Florida customers for its
Bloomberg - Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. utility owner,
will permanently shut its Crystal River nuclear power plant in
Florida after deciding the risks and costs associated with
repairing it outweighed the benefits. Duke will seek $1.65
billion from Florida customers for its failed investments in the
reactor, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company said in a
filing today. The cost recovery can begin in 2017 and last 20
years under a settlement approved by state regulators last year.
Maine “Smart Meter” Opponents File Expert Testimony in Supreme
takebackyourpower.net - In Maine’s ongoing PUC investigation
into the safety of smart meters, opponents turned up the heat
this week on Central Maine Power (CMP). Complainants in the case
filed their comprehensive expert and lay witness testimony with
the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The submissions
detail biological and health effects from radiofrequency or
microwave radiation (RF) and smart meters.
Evergreen Aviation Admits to Chemtrail Contracts with USAF
aircrap.org - Evergreen Aviation, one of the worlds largest
private aviation companies admits to weather modification
service. On their own website in the Markets section for their
New Super Tanker they state Weather modification among other
interesting service markets.
Surprising Health Hazards Associated with an All-Fruit Diet
Dr. Mercola - Fruits are loaded with healthy antioxidants,
vitamins and minerals, which is why eating them in moderation is
fine for healthy people.... Fructose, a simple sugar found in
fruit, is preferentially metabolized to fat in your liver, and
eating large amounts has been linked to negative metabolic and
endocrine effects. So eating very large amounts – or worse,
nothing but fruit – can logically increase your risk of a number
of health conditions, from insulin and leptin resistance to
Researchers dumbfounded by Philadelphia's increase in Type I
diabetics under the age of five
(NaturalNews) Parents, listen up. It was announced on February
3, 2013 that between 1985 and 2005, researchers took a registry
of young patients in Philadelphia and found a staggering
increase, 70 percent in fact, in children under five having Type
I diabetes. This is according to the work presented in the
journal Diabetes Care. This is similar to findings across the
United States and in Europe.
Magnesium: Helping people achieve better health
(NaturalNews) Around 50 percent of the magnesium in the body can
be found in the bones while the remaining 50 percent is present
within the cells of organs and tissues. A deficiency of this
essential mineral triggers a lot of problems including those
that affect digestion and sleep quality, and high blood pressure
or hypertension. Among the major signs that a person is already
suffering from magnesium deficiency are the following...
Researchers: Mini-Fast Prevents Alzheimer's
Newsmax.com - An easy, relatively painless 12-hour fast several
times a week may be a key to preventing Alzheimer's disease — or
at least delaying the onset of symptoms.... A recent study from
the National Institute on Aging found that fasting one or two
days a week eases the symptoms of those suffering from
Alzheimer's, and other studies have shown that fasting increases
life span as well as being protective of the brain.
Boost Your Workout with Beet Juice
Green Med Info - How would you like to be able to work out
longer and use less effort to get the same benefits? Oh, and
without resorting to Lance Armstrong's strategies? It's
possible, according to research finding that juicing beets can
enhance the performance of elite athletes.
Five green foods with exceptional healing power
(NaturalNews) The phytonutrients content of green foods possess
a synergistic effect that not even synthetic drugs and
supplements combined can match. Among the most widely recognized
green foods with excellent healing powers are broccoli, spinach,
guava, green tea and cabbage.
Over 12 Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds and Sesame Oil
Natural Society - Once you learn of the health benefits of
sesame seeds and sesame oil, you may just find yourself stocking
up on this ancient condiment.
Deep fried foods increase risk of developing aggressive prostate
cancer by one-third
(NaturalNews) A new research study conducted at the Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA has found that
regular consumption of deep fried foods is associated with an
increased risk of prostate cancer. Publishing in The Prostate,
scientists determined the effect appears to be slightly stronger
with regard to more aggressive forms of the disease.
VIDEO: Health: Mysterious Disease Discovered Locally, Strikes
Mainly Young Women
CBS Philly – It’s a mysterious, newly discovered disease that
strikes mainly young women, and it’s often misdiagnosed. Doctors
who discovered it, here in Philadelphia, say it’s like your
brain is on fire.... Turns out, Susannah and Emily weren’t
mentally ill. They both had an auto immune disease called Anti-NMDA
Receptor Encephalitis, when antibodies attack the brain, causing
Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure Passes NJ Assembly
CBS New York - The Death with Dignity Act would allow terminally
ill patients to be prescribed medication that would end their
lives. Under the measure, the lethal medication would only be
made available to patients who are told by two doctors that they
have six months or less to live.
Cyber War Against Alternative Media Underway? Cyber Attacks
Spread to KWN
silverdoctors.com - Cyber malware attacks targeting alternative
news sites such as SGTReport and BeforeItsNews have spread to
KWN today, with multiple reports that visiting the KWN website
has resulted in the user’s system immediately receiving a trojan
virus resulting in Blue Screen of Death.
CISPA’s back: Hacking, online espionage resurrect cybersecurity
RT - The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (CISPA)
will be reintroduced before the US House next week following a
spate of cyber espionage and hacking attacks. Civil liberties
advocates have criticized the bill for violating privacy laws.
The House Intelligence Committee’s Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)
and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) will attempt
to breathe new life into CISPA on Wednesday.
Philadelphia Courts Begin Using Computer Forecasts to Predict
Future Criminal Behavior, Determine Jail Time
CBS News - “It’s not an automatic sentencing project or anything
like that,” she explains. “We’re just looking for additional
sources of information in hopes that we get the sentencing
right.” Berk, the Penn professor, says the process is not
perfect but he believes it will be better than current court
Asteroid to pass closer to Earth than TV satellites
Guardian - The celestial visitor, known as 2012 DA14, was
discovered last year by a group of amateur astronomers in Spain.
The asteroid is about the size of an Olympic swimming pool at 46
metres (150ft) in diameter and is projected to come as close as
17,100 miles (27,520km) from Earth during its approach on 15
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Victory! South Carolina upholds freedom of residents to buy,
sell raw milk
(NaturalNews) We are excited to report that food freedom has won
out in South Carolina, where a factory farm front group recently
tried, but failed, to stamp out longstanding state laws that
recognize the freedom of individuals to buy and sell raw milk
throughout the Palmetto State.
75-year-old soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach U.S.
Raw Story - Bowman and Monsanto’s opposing legal teams will face
off in front of America’s most powerful legal body, weighing in
on a case that deals with one of the most fundamental questions
of modern industrial farming: who controls the rights to the
seeds planted in the ground.
China is in negotiations with FDA (not confirmed) to raise the
acceptable limits of antibiotic residues found in pet treats
Susan Thixton - This insider told me Nestle Purina and Del Monte
is – right now – “negotiating with FDA to raise the acceptable
limits of antibiotic residues in pet foods and pet treats.” I
was told the reasoning behind these negotiations was to make the
recalled and withdrawn jerky treats imported from China
available for retail sale again. Please note – this information
is not confirmed by FDA.
21 minutes a year to save your marriage
(NaturalNews) A simple seven-minute writing exercise performed
three times a year prevented married couples from losing
affection for each other over time, researchers from
Northwestern University found in a study published in the
journal Psychological Science.
Alien abductions linked to disappearing workforce
Washington Times - "Since we can't blame it on the economy, the
only conceivable explanation is that someone is taking people
out of the labor market by force," said Malcolm Lenivie, noted
economist for the DC-based Center for Keynesian Economics. "The
President has spent $6 trillion in stimulus packages and all our
studies indicate that his plan is working, so something else
must be at play."
in History - Friday - February 8, 2013
1861 - The Confederate States of America was formed.
1861 - A Cheyenne delegation and some Arapaho leaders accepted a new
settlement (Treaty of Fort Wise) with the U.S. Federal government. The
deal ceded most of their land but secured a 600-square mile reservation
and annuity payments.
1896 - The Western Conference was formed by representatives of
Midwestern universities. The group changed its name to the Big 10
1904 - The Russo-Japanese War began with Japan attacking Russian forces
1910 - William D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America.
1918 - "The Stars and Stripes" newspaper was published for the first
1922 - The White House began using radio after U.S. President Harding
had it installed.
1952 - Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne. Her father,
George VI, had died on February 6.
1963 - The Kennedy administration prohibited travel to Cuba and made
financial and commercial transactions with Cuba illegal for U.S.
1963 - Lamar Hunt, owner of the American Football League franchise in
Dallas, TX, moved the operation to Kansas City. The new team was named
1969 - The last issue of the "Saturday Evening Post" was published. It
was revived in 1971 as a quarterly publication and later a 6 times a
1971 - The Nasdaq stock-market index debuted.
1973 - U.S. Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to
investigate the Watergate scandal.
1974 - The three-man crew of the Skylab space station returned to Earth
after 84 days.
1978 - The U.S. Senate deliberations were broadcast on radio for the
first time. The subject was the Panama Canal treaties.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced a plan to re-introduce
1993 - General Motors sued NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" had rigged
two car-truck crashes to show that some GM pickups were prone to fires
after certain types of crashes. The suit was settled the following day
Breaking: 12 Israeli jets violate Lebanon airspace
Press TV - Lebanese army sources report that 12 Israeli fighter jets
have violated the country’s airspace.
Israel Forcibly Injected African Immigrants with Birth Control, Report
Forbes - This weekend, a report revealing that African women immigrating
to Israel were subjected to mandatory contraceptive injections,
effectively amounting to forced (if temporary) sterilization made global
France is not responsible for civilian deaths in Mali strikes – Defense
RT - France cannot be held responsible for the deaths of civilians in
Mali, a representative of the Ministry of Defense told RT. France denies
reports of civilian casualties in military airstrikes, stating it has no
evidence to support the claims. Amnesty International has called on the
French government to conduct a probe into reports of civilian deaths
during the Mali campaign, which began on January 11. The organization
claim at least five civilians, including a woman and her three children
were killed during an offensive on the town of Konna.
Suicide bomber blows himself up near Mali soldiers, first attack of its
RT - A suicide bomber has blown himself up near Malian security troops
in the central town of Gao, reports AFP. It’s the first suicide bombing
on Malian troops since beginning their campaign with the French to wrest
Mali’s north from Islamist militants. The suicide bomber approached a
group of Malian troops on a motorbike before detonating his explosives
and injuring one soldier, reported AFP, citing military sources.
Eight Dead in Solomon Islands After Quake, Agency Says
Bloomberg - Eight people were killed when a tsunami triggered by a
magnitude 8.0 off-shore earthquake hit the Solomon Islands yesterday,
according to the aid organization World Vision. More than 70
aftershocks, including a magnitude 7.0 quake, followed the main temblor
which struck yesterday at 12:12 p.m. local time, 81 kilometers (50
miles) west of Lata, at a depth of 5.8 kilometers, according to the U.S.
YouTube: 'Globalizing Torture': 54 countries helped CIA to kidnap,
detain & torture
RT - At least 54 countries including Syria, Iran, Sweden, Iceland, and
UK offered CIA "covert support" to detain, transport, interrogate and
torture suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, according to a
new report -
Read more here.
Watch: Greeks Fight For Food: “I Never Imagined That I Would End Up
Mac Slavo - Not long ago Greeks were enjoying high paid salaries, early
retirements, excess cash, and seemingly never ending economic growth.
Today, just a short time after a financial collapse that rocked global
financial markets, Europe’s darling has turned into a frightening
example of what happens when governments and their people take on more
debt than they can ever hope to repay.
Millions call for Spain PM resignation
Press TV - Millions of people have pressed for the resignation of
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over accusations of political fund
embezzlement.... The poll found that 77 percent of people believe Rajoy
can no longer run the country and 54 percent have asked for a general
Australia Bans Kids From Blowing Out Birthday Candles On Cake At
CBS News - “To prevent the spread of germs when the child blows out the
candles, parents should either provide a separate cupcake, with a candle
if they wish, for the birthday child and (either) enough cupcakes for
all the other children … (or) a large cake that can be cut and shared,”
the new guideline stated, according to the Herald Sun.
Tests reveal Findus frozen beef lasagnes contain 'more than 60 per cent
Independent - Findus beef lasagne ready meals were up to 100 per cent
made from horse meat, Government food officials revealed tonight. Some
of the popular frozen meals contained entirely horse and not beef, the
Food Standards Agency (FSA) confirmed as it disclosed the latest
flagrant breech of food rules.... While saying there was no evidence the
unlabelled meat was unsafe, the FSA has ordered it be tested for traces
of an equine drug which is harmful to humans, phenylbutazone, or 'bute'.
All Dogs Will Now be Microchipped, UK Government Says
CBS News - All dogs in England will have to be fitted with microchips by
2016, authorities said, meaning that canines across the country will be
chasing cars with a tiny circuit embedded in the back of their necks....
Owners who refuse to fit their dogs with chips face fines of up to 500
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol
Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four
Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:
Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock
prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details,
including knowledge of what resources were available to help the
Americans under siege, "up to us."
Anti-war protesters interrupt CIA nominee Senate hearing
Press TV - Protesters opposed to US assassination drone attacks
have interrupted a US Senate hearing on the nomination for John
Brennan, President Barack Obama's choice to be the next director
of the CIA. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), the
chairperson of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ordered the
proceedings be halted temporarily on Thursday after protesters
repeatedly prevented Brennan from speaking.
VIDEO: LAPD Whistleblower Targeting Suspected Corrupt Cops for
Adan Salazar - Former LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner,
33, is in the middle of a brutal retribution campaign against
what he says are lying, racist and criminal members of the LAPD
and their Board of Rights, according to a so-called manifesto
allegedly posted to Facebook by the ex-officer.
VIDEO: Christopher Dorner’s (Cop On Cop Killer) Manifesto
(Disturbing Content and Language)
Liberty Crier - EX LAPD Police Officer Wanted Irvine Double
MURDER Christopher Dorner also Murdered Cops COP KILLER.
Approaching the existential cliff: 17 denial statements made by
the sleeping masses
(NaturalNews) People who are awake these days have reason to be
gravely concerned. Although there may still hope to be had,
there are sobering signs of a looming "existential cliff." The
existential cliff is the point at which the human race cannot
recover from damage done by the human race - or its elitist
DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security is set
to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add
to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the
course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked
concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.
A solicitation posted yesterday on the Fed Bid website details
how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.
VIDEO: LAPD, Torrance Police Shot At Innocent People In Frenzied
Hunt For Former Cop Christopher Dorner
Huffington Post - Police officers shot innocent people during
the frenzied manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former cop
suspected of murdering 3 people and shooting several more....
Officers from the Hollywood division of the LAPD shot two people
who turned out to have no connection to Dorner's crimes. They
were transported to the hospital with gunshot injuries. The
second incident occurred 25 minutes later and involved Torrance
police. While shots were fired, there were no reported injuries.
Alaska: lots of guns, few homicides
12160.org - Alaska homicide rate dropping. And yet, the Alaska
homicide rate for 2011, the latest year for which figures are
available, was 4 per 100,000 people. That's significantly lower
than the 6.4 per 100,000 people for New York City... and about a
fifth of the homicide rate for Chicago (19.4 per 100,000), a
city with stringent gun control that has been labeled the
world's "Deadliest Global City."
NJ Can Limit Gun Owners to One Purchase or Sale a Month
courthousenews.com - The 3rd Circuit upheld New Jersey's
so-called One Gun Law, which prohibits the purchase or sale of
more than one handgun per person per month, including BB and air
YouTube: Judge Napolitano on Obama's Drone Strike Policy: 'This
Is the Power Claimed by Kings and Tyrants'
Judge Andrew Napolitano, saying on Fox Business Network earlier
today that the Justice Department has "resisted in every forum"
attempts to gain access to the legal opinions that the drone
policy is based on.
YouTube: Reality Check: President Obama's Rules for
Assassinating U.S. Citizens
President Obama told Ben Swann about this kill list in a face to
face interview last September.
Texas “Anti Drone” Laws Would be Toughest in USA
Radio.WAOI.com - State Rep. Lance Gooden has introduced a
measure which would outlaw the use of drones by individuals, or
state or federal law enforcement.... Gooden says his measure is
being introduced now, rather than five years from now when
drones will become more ubiquitous, because now is the time to
come up with laws, before there is a 'drone lobby' which will be
out in force to protect the drone industry.
Washington State Prepares to Take on TSA
Examiner - “The conversation concerning the unconscionable and
unconstitutional ‘grope and feel’ policies of the federal
government in airport, bus, and train station security
checkpoints around the country is long overdue,” said Rep. Jason
Overstreet, the primary sponsor of the bill.
VIDEO: Unusual no trespassing sign raising eyebrows in
keprtv.com - A no-trespassing sign posted across the street from
a local middle school is raising eyebrows in Bellingham, but
police say it is completely legal. The sign, which was posted on
private property across from Fairhaven Middle School, warns
"semi-literate thieves" that four different types of guns are on
site four days a week.
U.S. to Consider Importing Chicken From China Again, This Time
poisonedpets.com - U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors are
headed to China to inspect Chinese poultry processing facilities
to verify Chinese claims that several of its chicken processing
and slaughter plants meet U.S. food safety standards – a move
that could lead to a reversal of a ban on chicken sales to the
Jim Sinclair: Bite The Emotional Restraint Bullet- Gold is Ready
to Launch to $3,500!
silverdoctors.com - Jim Sinclair, the man who called the top of
the last gold bull market nearly to the day, and who predicted
gold would achieve $1650 during this bull run over a decade ago
(while the metal was trading under $300/oz) sent an email alert
to subscribers today regarding the latest gold futures market
raid by the bullion bank cartel.
Watch The Financial Markets In Europe
Economic Collapse - The global financial system is more
integrated today than it ever has been before, and if there is a
major stock market crash in Europe it is going to deeply affect
the United States and the rest of the globe as well.
Mortgage Lenders Have Easy, Ongoing Access To Your Info In
Equifax’s Scary-Huge Database
Consumerist - Much of the controversy surrounding The Work
Number, Equifax’s employment-verification database that contains
sensitive information on salaries for around 1/3 of the U.S.
workforce, has dealt with debt collectors’ access to the data.
But lenders can get at your reports just by claiming they have
Winter storm update: Massive nor'easter could drop 36 inches in
csmonitor.com - The latest winter storm update for the
nor'easter barreling toward Boston shows 18 to 24 inches of
snow, with some spots getting more. Winds could hit 65 m.p.h.
with a storm surge of five feet.
VIDEO: Storm panic hits: BofA warns 'Get Cash,' FEMA sees
Washington Examiner - In what may be the first full digital
storm panic, federal, state and business officials worried about
the snow headed for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have taken to
Twitter warn that a potential disaster is coming.
Former Target Store Manager to Oversee Nation's Nuclear Security
motherjones.com - The weekly trade publication Nuclear Weapons &
Materials Monitor reported last week that the NNSA has named as
its acting head of nuclear security Steve Asher, a retired Air
Force colonel who less than four years ago was working as a
"team leader" at a Target store in Spokane, Washington. Prior to
that, he commanded a missile base in Montana that flunked a
nuclear security test within five months of his departure.
BP says ‘substantially overstated’ claims could push cost for
Gulf spill over $90 billion
RT - The Gulf of Mexico disaster might cost BP more than
expected as new claims more than double the $42.2 billion set
aside to deal with the matter. BP says the additional claims are
“substantially overstated”. The new claims amount to $34bn, and
could prove to be another hard blow to BP’s profits which were
reduced by nearly half in 2012 after the company had to pay
fines for the disaster by selling assets.
How to beat recurring UTIs without prescription drugs
(NaturalNews) For many UTI patients, a combination of dietary
changes and supplementation, not more drugs, is what is actually
needed to achieve real relief from this persistent and
oftentimes painful condition. Here are seven alternative ways to
fight back against recurring UTIs without the need for even more
Best foods to halt chronic arthritis pain
(NaturalNews) Using pharmaceutical drugs, whether prescribed or
over-the-counter (OTC), for reducing chronic arthritic pain may
seem like the only solution at first. But over time, health
damaging side effects accrue even if unnoticed at first.There
are foods that reduce inflammatory pain in addition to a
plethora of natural herbal remedies.
Early birds are healthier and happier than night owls, study
(NaturalNews) Several peer-reviewed studies have established
that night owls tend to be more creative and independent-minded
than early birds - a phenomenon that scientists have linked to
the adaptation of living 'outside the norm.' However, according
to scientists at the University of Toronto, early birds have the
biggest reason to celebrate: Morning people tend to be healthier
and far more content with their lives than evening people.
Confirmed: The More Mammograms You Get The More Harm They Do
Green Med Info - A new study published in the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute has found that more frequent
mammography results in dramatically increased rates of false
positives and unnecessary biopsies.... Another "invisible"
problem is the fact that the so-called "low-energy" radiation
wavelengths used in breast mammography are far more carcinogenic
than "high energy" waves to which they are compared. This means
that x-ray mammography is planting the seeds of future
radiation-induced breast cancer into millions of women, all in
the name of "prevention" and "awareness."
4 Herbs for Sciatica Pain Treatment
Natural Society - Generally, those who suffer from sciatica can
find some measure of relief in stretching, frequently changing
positions, and exercise. Many, however, turn to non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for sciatica pain treatment.
Unfortunately, when they opt for these pills, they are assuming
numerous risks in an an effort to rid themselves of their
sciatica. Fortunately, there are alternatives.
Rosemary Health Benefits: Growing Your Own Medicine
Natural Society - Rosemary is a staple in any well-stocked
kitchen. Meat-eaters say it’s great for rubs and everyone knows
how good it is with garlic on roasted potatoes. But like thyme
and mint, this herb has benefits that go far beyond culinary.
Rosemary has a wealth of healing properties and you can grow it
yourself. Here's some essential information on rosemary health
benefits and how growing rosemary at home can be one of the
easiest things to do. Enjoy!
Government Tracks Your DNA Without Your Consent
Gaia Health - Our children are in the Brave New World. Their DNA
is already being taken at birth and stored in state’s databases.
Muddled excuses are used to take this most intimate of
identifiers, but that suggestion is absurd, as they can be
diagnosed without DNA. It’s being done for government
databases.... Although the baby’s name is not supposed to be
kept with the DNA samples, that begs the question of how parents
are informed when their children are found to have genetic
diseases. And who really believes that such information is kept
Arizona Politician Parodied By Fake Twitter Accounts Pushes Bill
To Make Online Impersonation A Felony
techdirt.com - As noted by the Citizen Media Law Project,
Arizona State Representative Michelle Ugenti has proposed a bill
that would make it a class 5 felony to impersonate someone
online "with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate or
threaten." That last part, obviously, limits the purely
parodical accounts, but the definitions of those words could be
quite broad, and the risk of an overly broad interpretation is
in History - Thursday - February 7, 2013
1795 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
1818 - "Academician" began publication in New York City.
1877 - The first Guernsey Cattle Club was organized in New York City.
1904 - In Baltimore, a fire raged for about 30 hours and destroyed over
1913 - The Turks lost 5,000 men in a battle with the Bulgarian army in
1922 - DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace offered 5,000 copies of "Reader's
Digest" magazine for the first time.
1936 - The U.S. Vice President’s flag was established by executive
1943 - The U.S. government announced that shoe rationing would go into
effect in two days.
1944 - During World War II, the Germans launched a counteroffensive at
1962 - The U.S. government banned all Cuban imports and re-export of
U.S. products to Cuba from other countries.
1974 - The nation of Grenada gained independence from Britain.
1977 - Russia launched Soyuz 24.
1984 - Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L.
Stewart made the first untethered space walk.
1985 - "Sports Illustrated" released its annual swimsuit edition. It was
the largest regular edition in the magazine’s history at 218 pages.
1985 - "New York, New York" became the official anthem of the Big Apple.
1986 - Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country.
28 years of family rule ended.
1991 - The Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti's first
democratically elected president.
1999 - King Hussein of Jordan died. His son was sworn in as king four
hours after the announcement that his father had died.
2001 - Robert Pickett, 47, fired several shots at the White House near
the South Lawn. He was subdued after being shot in the knee. No one else
was hurt in the incident.
2003 - Nootka Sound, Sandra Bohn was cited for petting a killer whale
under the federal Fisheries Act. She was later fined $74.
France wants UN peacekeepers replace AFISMA in Mali
Press TV - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday,
“From the moment that security is assured, we can envisage without
changing the structures that it can be placed under the framework of UN
US killed 100s of Afghan kids since 2008
Press TV - A new UN report says the US forces in Afghanistan have killed
hundreds of children during their military operations in the war-torn
country since 2008. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the
Child on Wednesday also expressed deep concern at the arrest and
detention of Afghan children by US-led forces.
‘You’re holding a gun against Iran’: Tehran rejects direct talks with US
RT -Iran’s supreme leader has refused a US offer for one-to-one talks
over Tehran’s supposed nuclear weapons program.... Referencing the
crippling financial penalties that have been championed by the US to
allay Tehran’s supposed nuclear weapon ambitions, he slammed Washington
for “holding a gun against Iran saying you want to talk.”
EU General Court orders removal of sanctions on Iran Bank Saderat
Press TV - The European Union's (EU) General Court has ordered the bloc
to lift sanctions against the Iranian state-owned Bank Saderat. The
Court ordered removal of Bank Saderat sanctions on Wednesday saying that
the EU has failed to provide evidence that the Bank is involved in
Iran's nuclear energy program The EU has two months to appeal the
UK government plans to track ALL web use: MI5 to install 'black box' spy
devices to monitor British internet traffic
Daily Mail - The spy network will rely on a technology known as Deep
Packet Inspection to log data from communications ranging from online
services like Facebook and Twitter, Skype calls with family members and
visits to pornographic websites.... But civil liberties and privacy
campaigners have reacted with outrage, saying that the technology will
give the government a greater surveillance capability than has ever been
Strange Massive Fish Kill in Iceland (PHOTOS)
weather.com - Thousands of dead herring have been found in
Kolgrafafjordur fjord for the second time this winter, raising concerns
about Iceland's fishery. Morgunbladid newspaper estimated the value of
the 10,000 tons of fish found dead this week $9.8 million. An even
larger number of fish died in December.
New US sanctions against Iran boost crude prices
Press Tv - Oil prices have jumped following new US sanctions against
Iran, with Europe's benchmark Brent rising to $116.73 per barrel.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Iran exhibits evidence of US drone decoding
RT - Iran for the first time showcased supposed evidence it has managed
to access some of the data stored on a US ‘Sentinel’ drone it captured
back in December 2011. The claims are based on aerial footage aired by
an Iranian TV channel.
KFC Takes Profit Hit After Investigation Finds Poultry Excessively
Pumped with Antibiotics
The Sun - Parent company Yum Brands – which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco
Bell – has been hit with a drop in profits in the wake of the food
safety scare. And last month, local media reported that one of China's
largest suppliers to McDonald's and KFC had bought sick chicken from
farms then sold them to the food outlets.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama to give Congress classified docs on targeted killings of
RT - Amid growing public controversy over the Obama
administration’s targeted killings of Americans, the White House
has ordered the Justice Department to provide two congressional
committees with classified documents justifying the policy. The
move by President Barack Obama comes after a group of US
senators requested on Monday the legal justification for the
killings of US citizens suspected – not convicted or even
charged – of terrorism with drone strikes.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: New York’s Gun-grabber Governor Compared
to Hitler and Mussolini
Kurt Nimmo - New York state Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin has
taken flak for comparing governor Andrew Cuomo to Hitler and
Mussolini due to the methods used to ram through a draconian gun
law in the state. “We’re told basically to shut up and vote, and
that’s what this is all about,” McLaughlin said during a news
conference. “Just don’t question it, just vote. That’s basically
the message here. If that’s not dictatorial, I don’t know what
VIDEO: Joe Biden Admits Gun Control Will Not Stop Mass Shootings
Or Save Lives
Liberty Crier - Joe Biden was caught on camera in Washington
saying that new gun control laws will not prevent another mass
shooting or lower the number of gun deaths. Yet the President
and Biden are telling us that we MUST pass gun control to save
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Newtown Mother Exposing Sandy Hook
Corruption at Public Hearing
Intel Hub - In a strange twist of events, Susan McGuinness
Getzinger (a local resident) has come forward regarding shady
actions in the Connecticut school system.... The woman calls out
the 3 top administrators of the Newtown School District and
mentions a law firms involvement.
Parents: 8-year-old daughter with Down syndrome duct taped at
Indianapolis-area elementary school
newsforage.com - One Indianapolis-area family is demanding
answers after their 8-year-old daughter, who has Down syndrome,
came home from school with her feet duct taped. Nate Searcy said
his daughter, Shaylyn, returned from Westlake Elementary School
in Wayne Township with duct tape wrapped around both of her
VIDEO: US silences national witness who debunked official 9/11
Press TV - The US has tried to silence a national hero’s
eyewitness account of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the
World Trade Center in New York City, Press TV reports.
“Actually, there was an initial explosion in the basement
seconds before the plane hit. I spoke about it - they didn’t
want me to talk about it,” said William Rodriguez, a janitor
working for 20 years in the North Tower of the World Trade
Sandy Hook: Law Enforcement Officials Now Admit Possibility of
Intel Hub - New information has now been brought forth by
Connecticut State Attorney Stephen Sedensky, suggesting that
records pertaining to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
have been sealed to possibly hide the identity of witnesses from
multiple shooter suspects and that they should not be unsealed
anytime soon. Officials fear the safety of witnesses.
It’s A Trap! Ron Paul Warns Of McCain Immigration Plan
Intel Hub - The former Congressman and presidential candidate
warned that the proposed McCain/Schumer immigration “reform”
plan, as it exists now, would usher in warrantless surveillance
of US citizens using drones, a de facto mandatory national ID
system barring those without it from working legally, increased
federal database information on US citizens, and the further
erosion of our core civil rights under the guise of keeping our
economy “safe” from a mostly non-existent wave of illegal
Hidden Obamacare Secret: “RFID Chip Implants” Mandatory for All
by March 23, 2013
beforeitsnews.com - Republican Congressman Ron Paul from Texas,
states on his website: "Buried deep within the over 1,000 pages
of the massive US Health Care Bill (PDF) in a “non-discussed”
section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521— National Medical Device
Registry... this new law, when fully implemented, provides the
framework for making the United States the first Nation in the
World to require each and every one of its citizens to have
implanted in them a radio-frequency identification
February 8th 2013: Peaceful demonstration at every state capital
for our 2nd amendment rights
oathkeepers.org - Oath Keepers Founder, Stewart Rhodes, will
speak at the gun rights rally in Providence RI ~ On Friday Feb
8th 10:00 AM, at the Capital. Attend a rally in your state!
Rhode Islanders will join thousands of other Americans in a
nationwide event being held at every state capital, on Friday,
10 a.m. (local time) to show support for our right to keep and
bear arms. Oath Keepers are encouraged to attend any rallies
held in their state.
Oppose Joe Manchin’s Veterans Gun Ban and National Gun Registry
GOA - Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner’s best friend” on
November 5 — the day before his reelection to a six-year term
let him to pull a great big “gotcha” on those West Virginians
who were tricked into believing his representations. But make no
mistake about it: Joe Manchin’s draft would impose a gun ban on
veterans and would set up the framework for a national gun
Lawmakers propose liability insurance for U.S. gun owners
Reuters - Lawmakers eager to reduce gun violence in their states
are proposing mandatory liability insurance for American firearm
owners as a new way to limit deaths and injuries.... California
on Tuesday became at least the fourth state to have a liability
insurance bill introduced, following Massachusetts, Maryland and
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Public packs heats at City Council
meeting; gun ban is repealed
Q13 Fox News - More than 150 people, many wearing guns on their
hips or shouldering rifles, showed up at an Oak Harbor City
Council meeting Tuesday night to call for the resignation of a
councilman opposed to guns in the council chambers and in
support of Second Amendment rights.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Gun-rights advocates swarm Annapolis to
fight O’Malley’s gun control bill
Washington Times - Hundreds of gun-rights supporters who
gathered Wednesday in Annapolis are now lined up to testify
against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would
ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license
before purchasing handguns.... The Senate Judicial Proceedings
Committee hearing began at 1 p.m. and was expected to stretch to
at least 9 p.m., as more than 400 people were signed up to
testify as of 3 p.m.
Hawaii: Deeply Flawed Mental Health Bill SB 932 to be Heard
AmmoLand - Under this proposed legislation, Hawaiians would be
subject to warrantless entry into their homes, warrantless
seizure of their firearms and other weapons based solely on a
mere “report” by a so-called “mental health professional.”...
The bill defines them as: “a psychologist, psychiatrist,
physician, social worker, or counselor.”
Judge Napolitano: DOJ Memo Claims Govt Can Kill US Citizens
"Nowhere Justifiable Under Constitution"
Fox News Feb 5, 2013.
6th Graders Asked to Design “Communist” Flag
Paul Joseph Watson - Creators of CSCOPE, an electronic
curriculum management system used in over 70 per cent of school
districts in Texas, were confronted by witnesses and members of
the Senate Education Committee during a hearing last week in
Austin, who complained that the material included in the program
was “anti-Christian at best and openly socialist at worst.” One
lesson plan involved students being set the task of designing
symbols for communist flags.
VIDEO: 2nd Grader Suspended For Trying To Save The World
Activist Post - The following incident takes this propaganda to
a new level by punishing children not just for toy weapons or
paper weapons, but for IMAGINARY weapons! Public schools are now
in the business of dominating free expression and extinguishing
not just behaviors, but ideas. It truly is an Orwellian
VIDEO: Special Report: Illuminati Super Bowl Ritual Revealed
prisonplanet.tv - The top story on Yahoo News the day after this
year's super bowl was, "Did Beyonce flash an illuminati sign?"
next to a photograph of her making a pyramid with her hands.
Melissa Melton's special report considers the evidence that
these super bowl half-time shows have a much darker subliminal
mass conditioning agenda.
House votes 253-167 to require balanced budget date from Obama
patriotupdate.com - The Republican-led House passed legislation
Wednesday that would force President Obama to estimate when the
federal budget will balance again — and outline the steps he
proposes to eliminate the budget deficit. The Require a PLAN Act
is part of a new Republican attempt to force Obama and the
Democratic Senate to engage in efforts to cut the deficit.
US Postal Service to End Saturday Mail Delivery Beginning in
Politico - The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on
Saturdays in early August in an effort to cut costs for the
financially struggling government agency. As USPS continues to
struggle to get its financial house in order, they say they’ll
save $2 billion annually — this following its default last
summer on an estimated $11 billion debt.
Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week
AccuWeather -Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring
colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some
areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet
Resveratrol could cure blindness
(NaturalNews) The cure for age-related macular degeneration and
blindness could be as simple as taking a natural supplement
extract derived from common grape skins. A recent review that
the medical establishment refuses to publish has revealed that a
unique and proprietary nutraceutical extract containing
resveratrol could hold the key to literally curing age-related
blindness, as hundreds of patients with macular degeneration
have already experienced substantial and even full healing in
recent months as a result of taking it.
The biggest threats to memory and brain power
(NaturalNews) A poor lifestyle will lead to chronic brain
inflammation; poor blood circulation and, eventually, brain
damage. The $64,000 question is "what are the biggest threats to
brain health?" Once you have the answer - it's easy to avoid
chronic (unwanted) stress and health problems. The brain is
extremely sensitive to the negative effects of inflammation. So,
if you want to improve your brain power - reduce inflammation
throughout the body with these great tips below.
Study suggests chicken pox vaccine responsible for triggering
nationwide shingles epidemic
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) For the past several years, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been
actively promoting the shingles vaccine as the solution to what
some experts say is a building shingles epidemic. But a new
study published in the German medical journal Der Hautarzt, or
"The Dermatologist" in English, has revealed that the childhood
vaccine for chicken pox, a common viral disease related to
shingles, may actually be directly responsible for triggering
The cancer industry's war on cancer cures
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) After Rick Simpson's efforts to
introduce his hemp oil to the Canadian Health system were
denied, even after proving it had cured many of his town's
cancer patients free of charge, he realized the cancer industry
doesn't want a cure. Now, he's in exile in Amsterdam because he
refused to stop helping his neighbors free of charge and he
refuses to deny the effectiveness of his hemp oil for cancer.
Vaccines from Abortion: The Hidden Truth
know-vaccines.org - For over thirty years pharmaceutical
companies have been quietly producing vaccines using the remains
of aborted babies, a fact that was deliberately hidden from the
general public for decades. But as the grisly details emerged
through several pro-life publications, a growing number of
parents and physicians were both shocked and deeply disturbed to
discover the truth surrounding these vaccines — and rightfully
so! What follows is just the tip of the iceberg!
Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law
Washington Times - CBO said that this year's tax cuts have
changed the incentives for businesses and made it less
attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do
so. Instead, they'll choose to pay a penalty to the government,
totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.
The Health Benefits of Clary Sage Essential Oil
Natural Society - Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is a short-lived
perennial native to the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. But
for those of us who don’t live in those regions or who don’t
have a green thumb, the plant is usually seen in its essential
oil form. The clary sage oil has a wealth of benefits and is one
even the budding aromatherapy user should consider adding to
Improve Immune Function and Blood Sugar Regulation with Zinc
Natural Society - Research has indicated that zinc, a powerful
trace element responsible for more than 300 enzyme functions,
can counteract the negative effects of diabetes mellitus.
According to study results, zinc improves glycemic control in
both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Zinc naturally encourages
insulin secretion and may help improve blood glucose levels. But
zinc may play a role for additionally, lesser known reasons as
Mass. shuts 11 pharmacies amid meningitis inspections
USA Today - State officials have ordered 11 pharmacies to
completely or partially shut down their operations after a
series of unannounced inspections prompted by a deadly
nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Nearly Half of All US Farms Now Have Superweeds
motherjones.com - So where do farmers go from here? Well,
Monsanto and its peers would like them to try out "next
generation" herbicide-resistant seeds—that is, crops engineered
to resist not just Roundup, but also other, more toxic
herbicides, like 2,4-D and Dicamba. Trouble is, such an
escalation in the chemical war on weeds will likely only lead to
more prolific, and more super, superweeds, along with a sharp
increase in herbicide use.
Take Action: EPA Poised to Repeat Missteps, Set to Register
Pesticide Toxic to Bees
Beyond Pesticides - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) has proposed to register a new insecticide, sulfoxaflor,
which the agency has classified as “very highly toxic” to honey
bees. Despite efforts underway in Europe to protect bee
populations, and continued warnings from beekeepers, EPA is
poised to allow another chemical toxic to bees into the
environment without proper field studies evaluating long-term
effects to bee colonies and with label statements that are
impractical and unenforceable.
in History - Wednesday - February 6, 2013
1778 - The US gained official recognition from France as the two nations
signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in
1788 - Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S.
1815 - The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad
charter to John Stevens.
1899 - The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty between the U.S. and
1900 - The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace conference decree that
created in international arbitration court at The Hague.
1900 - U.S. President McKinley appointed W.H. Taft as commissioner to
report on the Philippines.
1911 - The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, AZ.
1932 - Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic
1933 - The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect.
The amendment moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and
congressional terms from March to January.
1952 - Britain's King George VI died. His daughter, Elizabeth II,
1959 - The U.S., for the first time, successfully test-fired a Titan
intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral.
1971 - NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had
brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the
surface of the moon.
1985 - The French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted its first new
product in 123 years. The new items - water with a twist of lemon, lime
1987 - President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old this day and became
the oldest U.S. President in history.
1998 - Washington National Airport was renamed for U.S. President Ronald
Reagan with the signing of a bill by U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - King Hussein of Jordan transferred full political power to his
oldest son the Crown Prince Abdullah.
1999 - Excerpts of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky's
videotaped testimony were shown at President Clinton's impeachment
1999 - Heavy fighting resumed along the common border between Ethiopia
2000 - In Finland, Foreign Minister Tarja Halonen became the first woman
to be elected president.
2000 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared that she
was a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from the state of New York.
2001 - Ariel Sharon was elected Israeli prime minister.
2002 - A federal judge ordered John Walker Lindh to be held without bail
pending trial. Lindh was known as the "American Taliban."
France vows to continue war in Mali
Press TV - The French defense minister has vowed to hunt down local
fighters in Mali as the France-led war continues in the West African
nation. Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that the fighters in Mali
are still resisting despite an intensified offensive by French-led
forces in the African country.
YouTube: Nigel Farage: EU is Increasingly About War
Nigel Farage speaks out against French leading Europe into war in Mali.
Transcript included below.
Japan condemns China radar lock
Press TV - Japan's prime minister has described a move by a Chinese
frigate to put a radar lock on a Japanese navy ship as "dangerous," amid
bilateral tensions over a group of disputed islands in the East China
Huge victory against fluoride in Australia
(NaturalNews) The Liberal National Party (LNP) government of the
Australian state of Queensland has not only cut $14 million of funding
that had previously been used for fluoridation, but has also decided to
allow local councils to decide for themselves whether or not to
fluoridate, a move that has already prompted the northern city of Cairns
to end its water fluoridation program.
Chinese frigate targets Japanese guard ship near disputed islands
RT - A Chinese frigate has locked weapon-targeting radar on a Japanese
guard vessel in the area of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea,
said Japan’s Defense Ministry. The islands are the subject of a
territorial row between Beijing and Tokyo. he incident occurred at the
end of January, but took time to confirm. Japan's Foreign Ministry sent
a formal protest to China on Tuesday in connection with the incident.
Mini Drones: UK Army Deploys Tiny Helicopters
Sky News - British troops are using a nano drone just 10cm long and
weighing 16 grams on the front line in Afghanistan to provide vital
information on the ground. They are the first to use the
state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay
reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices'
handlers in the battlefield.
VIDEO: Robots Replace Waiters in China
Paul Joseph Watson - Forget manufacturing – robots are now replacing
humans in the service industry. In the short term the drive to the
singularity will make humans almost obsolete in the workplace. In the
long term, according to top futurists, the elite may empower robots to
exterminate us altogether.
VIDEO: America Next? Vigilante Militias Patrol Mexico
Paul Joseph Watson - Armed vigilante militias are now patrolling towns
in Mexico as a response to the government’s failure to provide
protection from criminal drug gangs. How far away is America from a
Major 8.0 quake hits Solomon Islands, destruction reported
RT - A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands in
the South Pacific on Wednesday, reportedly flattening villages and
prompting a “potentially destructive” tsunami wave.... It was shortly
followed by two strong aftershocks – one rated at magnitude 6.4 and
another at 6.6. A tsunami wave measuring 0.9 meters reportedly hit the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Author and Former Intelligence Contract Pilot Accused in
Kurt Nimmo - If we believe Boing Boing and local California
news, Philip Marshall was a “conspiracy theorist” who killed his
teenage son and daughter, the family dog, and then himself.
US Marine Questions Narrative Behind Chris Kyle Murder
Paul Joseph Watson - An active duty US Marine has contacted
Infowars to express doubts about the narrative behind the death
of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, alleging that the man charged
with his murder, Eddie Ray Routh, may not have suffered from
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Imminent Muslim Terror Threat Debunked by New Study
Activist Post - According to a study conducted by the Triangle
Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security which was released
Friday, February 1, 2013, the original post-9/11 threat of
Muslim terrorism that was used to justify the dismantling of the
Constitution and the evisceration of civil liberties is exactly
what many researchers and activists have been pointing out for
years – virtually nonexistent.
‘We The People of New York’ To Take on Gov Cuomo & NY SAFE ACT
AmmoLand - WE THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, an offspring of We The
People Congress, are taking unprecedented steps through our NEW
www.wethepeopleofny.org to bring a critical mass of our
citizens together to get organized.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: The 2013 Mercedes Super Bowl Commercial
and its Occult Message
vigilantcitizen.com - The ad is based on the Faustian concept of
selling one’s soul for fame and riches, a favorite of the
Illuminati industry. In less than 2 minutes, the ad manages to
pack some telling symbolism and some realness about the
Police Chief Deploys Officers With Assault Rifles To Stop & ID
Everyone; Says Local Crime Stats Give Him Probable Cause
techdirt.com - Apparently, "slowly becoming" a police state
isn't fast enough for the police department of Paragould,
Arkansas. In response to an increase in crime, the Paragould PD
will be deploying armed officers into high crime areas, clad in
SWAT gear, to check IDs on any residents they happen to
Charlottesville, Va Becomes First US City To Ban Government Spy
Steve Watson - Yesterday we brought you news on the efforts of
the House of Delegates and the Senate in Virginia to bring about
a two year moratorium on the use of surveillance drones by
government and law enforcement agencies. Today we learn that
Charlottesville, Va has passed legislation to outlaw the use of
drones, making it the first US city to do so.
YouTube: Is The NYPD’s “Protect & Serve” Policy A Thing Of The
WeAreChange recently got the opportunity to meet and Interview
Joe Lozito, the selfless hero who put his life on the line to
stop a serial killer. The story is only magnified when Joe finds
out, that while being stabbed by the serial killer, the NYPD was
standing by watching everything unfold from the safety of the
conductors door. Currently in a legal suit, the NYPD and City of
NY is arguing that the NYPD has NO duty to protect its own
Ron Paul Quotes Jesus, Conservatives Outraged
Lew Rockwell Blog - Remember that time Ron Paul used the Golden
Rule to explain his foreign policy? Conservatives booed him for
that. So who can be surprised that conservatives, including Rand
Paul, have been falling all over themselves to condemn Ron Paul
for quoting Jesus -in correct context, by the way - to note that
the violence wrought by over a decade of nonstop war in America
leads to tragedy on the home front?
Sen. Graham: I Have an AR-15 at Home, I Haven’t Hurt Anybody
AmmoLand - During the Jan. 30 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee
hearing on gun violence,
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said pointedly, “I have an AR-15
at home and I haven’t hurt anybody.” He said this after
explaining that he supports private ownership of magazines that
hold more than 10 rounds: making it clear that a mother at home
with her children might need far more than the 5 or 6 bullets a
revolver holds to defend herself and her family.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Arizona student suspended over picture of
abc15.com - Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High
School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on
his school-issued computer. A teacher noticed it and turned him
in. The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag.
8,830,026: Americans on Disability Hits New Record for 192nd
CNS News - The number of American workers collecting federal
disability payments climbed to yet another record high of
8,830,026 in January, up from 8,827,795 in December, according
to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
US Congress to request details of foreign account holders with
RT - The news follows US demands for details of foreign
nationals’ accounts abroad. Labeled ‘part of a crackdown on tax
evasion’, the US will potentially have access to the details of
millions of foreign customers who hold accounts with
America-based branches, according to Reuters. The move is
expected to face strong resistance from the banking industry.
The Chickens Come Home to Roost for Standard & Poor's
Forbes - The U.S. Justice Department announced plans to file
civil fraud charges against Standard & Poor’s (S&P) relating to
the atrocious ratings that Standard & Poor’s gave to toxic
subprime mortgage-backed securities. (It is unclear whether
their cohorts at Moody’s and Fitch will be targeted by
prosecutors as well.)
Virginia Wants to Mint Its Own Coins
Newser - One state legislator wants the state to mint its own
coins in case the US dollar collapses. It may sound
pie-in-the-sky, but Virginia’s House of Delegates agreed
yesterday to set up a $17,000 panel to explore the move, reports
the Washington Post. The Virginian-Pilot sees the measure by
Republican Bob Marshall as a “conservative shout-out,” but
Marshall insists he’s serious.
Supreme Court Snubs Citizens Whose Social Security Will Be
Confiscated If They Refuse Government Health Care
cato.org - Despite having paid thousands of dollars each in
Social Security and Medicare taxes during their working
lives—for which they never sought reimbursement—the five
plaintiffs were told by officials at the Social Security
Administration and Department of Health and Human Services that
they had to forfeit all of their Social Security benefits if
they wished to withdraw from (or not enroll in) Medicare.
Nearly Half Of American Families Live On The Edge Of Financial
Business Insider - A sobering new report by the Corporation for
Enterprise Development shows nearly half of U.S. households
(132.1 million people) don’t have enough savings to weather
emergencies, or finance long-term needs like college tuition,
health care and housing.
Globalist Funded Think Tank Says Poverty Will Save Planet
Kurt Nimmo - The Center for Economic Policy and Research,
described as a liberal think tank, has produced a study claiming
less work will save the planet from global warming. Economist
David Rosnick, who produced the analysis, says the world should
adopt a “more European” work schedule as a way to reduce carbon
Half A Dozen Retailers Expected To Close Stores In 2013
seekingalpha.com - Among these are names very familiar to the
American consumer. Retailers such as Best Buy, Sears, Office
Depot, Barnes & Noble, RadioShack and even Gamestop have seen
declines in sales and seek to re-think their retail strategies
Amazon Coins: Retail Giant Announces Its Own Currency
Huffington Post - Amazon has announced its own currency. For now
it's limited to Amazon's app store used with its Kindle tablets.
But there is also speculation the system could extend to other
areas of the company's shopping empire.
SMART METERS: ACTION NEEDED TODAY - Deadline - Wed. Feb. 6, 2013
Today is the last day to take action! Smart Meters are going up
whether you like them or not...this is your chance to let the
FCC how you feel about Smart Meters!
Back Your Power Official Trailer - The "Smart Meter" Agenda
VIDEO: DTE Smart Meters Making some Metro Detroiters Ill
WXYZ.com - There are new electric meters being installed on
homes in metro Detroit and they're causing controversy. They are
called smart meters and they use electromagnetic frequency to
send DTE information about power use. This gets rid of the need
for meter readers and notifies the power company about
outages.... However, some say the EMF from the meters is making
Allow a Smart Meter in Your Home—or Face Arrest!
ANH - Action Alert! In New Hampshire and Virginia, there is
legislation pending that would require customer consent before
installing a smart meter; a bill in Maine would eliminate the
opt-out fee. If you live in one of these states, we have a
special, targeted action alert on these bills. If you live in
any state that has no opt-out law, or an opt-out law for a fee,
please contact your legislators today and demand that opting out
of the smart meter be free of any fees. Please take action
Give your heart a valentine: Pretty, red Hawthorn berries boost
(NaturalNews) There is a health craze that is good for the heart
and it's called the red Hawthorn berries. Hawthorn berries (Crateagus
oxycanthus) boosts cardiac health aside from preventing cardiac
arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and
angina. Having been used for hundreds of years or as far back as
the first century, Hawthorn berries have proven to be the
leading herb when it comes to heart problems and blood
Five blood tests to consider in 2013
(NaturalNews) Blood tests are often the best and quickest way to
assess our health and to help us stay motivated. Even the
healthiest among us have "chinks in our armor" and can benefit
from these objective lab tests. There are many tests available
to those looking for a health tune up. Here are five of the
tests that I usually recommend.
What time you eat matters more than how much you eat, study
(NaturalNews) In trying to gain or maintain a healthy weight,
how much you eat may actually matter less than the timing of
your meals, according to a surprising study conducted by
researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts University,
the University of Murcia, and published in the International
Journal of Obesity.
Can Cinnamon Oil Fight This Winter's Microbial Assault?
Green Med Info - French researchers in 2008 showed that at
concentrations of 10 percent or less, cinnamon oil (essential
oil) was effective against Staphylococcus, E. coli and several
antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Essential oils are the
life blood of plants, and very powerful. The health benefits of
cinnamon oil range from stimulating the digestive to preventing
viral and bacterial growth. Cinnamon oil is derived from the
bark and leaves of the cinnamon plant, known botanically as
Maryland cell phone tracking bill in motion
RT - Officials may gain access to intimate knowledge of the
whereabouts of cell users in Maryland. Phone records could be
handed over without a search warrant if a new bill passes. A
civil liberties group has labeled the proposal ‘invasive’. The
American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has criticized
government plans to allow law enforcement officials automatic
access to these records, testifying against the intrusive
tracking bill, House Bill 377 , on Tuesday.
Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize
privacy and freak out the feds
slate.com - For the past few months, some of the world’s leading
cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about
a pioneering new invention. Today, they’ve decided it’s time to
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Facebook Is Said to Create Mobile
Bloomberg - Facebook already records the GPS coordinates of
users when they post status updates or photos from their phones,
or check in to a venue. With the new app, the company would go a
step further by tracking user whereabouts in the “background” of
Apple’s mobile operating system, even when other programs are
running or the phone isn’t in use, one person said.
in History - Tuesday - February 5, 2013
1783 - Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.
1846 - "The Oregon Spectator", based in Oregon City, became the first
newspaper published on the Pacific coast.
1885 - Congo State was established under Leopold II of Belgium, as a
1881 - Phoenix, AZ, was incorporated.
1900 - The U.S. and Britain signed the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, which gave
the U.S. the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not the right
1917 - Mexico's constitution was adopted.
1917 - The U.S. Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 (Asiatic
Barred Zone Act) with an overwhelming majority. The action overrode
President Woodrow Wilson's December 14, 1916 veto.
1931 - Maxine Dunlap became the first woman licensed as a glider pilot.
1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt proposed enlarging the U.S. Supreme
Court. The plan failed.
1958 - Gamel Abdel Nasser was formally nominated to become the first
president of the United Arab Republic.
1962 - French President Charles De Gaulle called for Algeria's
1982 - Great Britain imposed economic sanctions against Poland and
Russia in protest against martial law in Poland.
1987 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 2,200-point for
the first time. The market closed at 2201.49.
1988 - A pair of indictments were unsealed in Florida, accusing Panama's
military leader, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, of bribery and drug
1997 - Switzerland's "Big Three" banks announced they would create a $71
million fund for Holocaust victims and their families.
1997 - Investment bank Morgan Stanley announced a $10 billion merger
with Dean Witter.
2003 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence to the
U.N. concerning Iraq's material breach of U.N. Resolution 1441.
Czech plans to join French war on Mali
Press TV - Czech Foreign Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister Karel
Schwarzenberg said on Monday that by joining the French war in Mali, his
country seeks to prove that it “is a reliable ally that can help the
army of Mali.”
USAF support for French war detailed
Press TV - "As of Sunday (February 3), US Air Force C-17s had completed
30 flights transporting approximately 610 personnel and 760 tons of
equipment and supplies. This effort began on January 21," Major Rob
Firman said late Monday. "Since aerial refueling began January 27, the
US Air Force has flown nine missions and offloaded 360,000 pounds of
fuel to French aircraft," he added.
French troops protecting Niger mine: Fight for security in Africa or..?
RT - French troops have been called to protect one of Niger's biggest
uranium mines as security fears spike. Analyst John Laughland tells RT,
that France taking the military lead in Mali and coming to Niger might
be a sign of a continent-size interest.
Iran’s president arrives in Egypt
Press TV - Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in the
Egyptian capital, Cairo, to attend the 12th summit of the Organization
of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).... During his visit, Ahmadinejad will meet
with Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb and the heads of several
Egyptian media. He is also expected to hold talks with acting
Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas.
6 Afghan civilians killed in US-led raid
Press TV - At least six Afghan civilians have been killed in a military
operation carried out by US-led troopers in Afghanistan's western
province of Herat, local officials say... Shindand district's
legislator, Toor Mohammad Zarifi said on Tuesday that all of the six
victims were women and children.
Argentina freezes prices to break inflation spiral
myfoxny.com - Argentina announced a two-month price freeze on
supermarket products Monday in an effort to break spiraling inflation.
The price freeze applies to every product in all of the nation's largest
supermarkets — a group including Walmart, Carrefour, Coto, Jumbo, Disco
and other large chains.
Mali: French troops leave Timbuktu as focus turns north
Telegraph - Five hundred French soldiers left Timbuktu on Monday,
beginning a staged withdrawal from a city in northern Mali they wrested
from al-Qaeda's control only a week ago. Barely 48 hours after President
Francois Hollande received a rapturous welcome in Timbuktu, the
departure of the "Groupe Tactique Inter-Armes" raised fears of a
precipitate French retreat.
Two Russians among hostages released by Syrian rebels
RT - Syrian rebels have freed several hostages, including two Russians
and an Italian, in exchange for their fellow fighters, the Russian
Foreign Ministry said.... The three were taken prisoner on December 12,
2012, while traveling from the Syrian city of Homs to the port of Tartus.
All three hostages were workers with the Hmisho Steel Company.
Egypt's culture minister resigns
Press TV - Egyptian Culture Minister Mohammed Saber Arab has resigned in
protest over the police crackdown on protesters over the past week.
UK Doctors Forced to Hand Over Confidential Records
Daily Mail - GPs are to be forced to hand over confidential records on
all their patients’ drinking habits, waist sizes and illnesses. The
files will be stored in a giant information bank that privacy
campaigners say represents the ‘biggest data grab in NHS history’. They
warned the move would end patient confidentiality and hand personal
information to third parties.
EU Prepares to Ban Three Pesticides Harmful to Bees
ENS-Newswire - Three pesticides that harm bees will be banned from
application to flowering crops in Europe as of July 1, under new
proposals issued by the European Commission. “This hugely significant EU
proposal promises a first, important step on the road to turning around
the decline on our bees,” said Friends of the Earth UK, which has been
campaigning for a ban on these pesticides.
PHOTOS: Mexicans Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands
WSJ- Villagers in and around Ayulta have risen up in armed revolt
against criminal groups and state and federal authorities.
GMO Giant Monsanto Joins Big Business Coalition for UN Agenda 21
New American - Corporate giant Monsanto... has officially joined the
World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a group of powerful
interests including major banks and Big Oil backing the United Nations
“Agenda 21” scheme for so-called “sustainable development.” Critics,
however, expressed alarm over the announcement, saying the global
“sustainability” push is really a transparent plot to centralize power
in the UN and enrich special interests at the expense of private
property rights, national sovereignty, and individual liberty.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate Bill S.150 Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 bill prohibits the sale,
manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 of the most
commonly-owned military-style assault weapons. It bans an
additional group of assault weapons that can accept a detachable
ammunition magazine and have one or more military
characteristics. In addition, the bill bans large-capacity
magazines and other ammunition feeding devices that hold more
than 10 rounds of ammunition.
EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone
strikes on Americans
NBC News - The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC
News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one
of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial
polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against
al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens,
such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged
al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were
U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government
nor charged with any crimes.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Are All Those Guns and Ammunition for
Obama’s Civilian National Security Force?
Mac Slavo - Speculation abounds surrounding the 2 billion rounds
of ammunition purchased by the Department of Homeland Security
and other national alphabet agencies in recent years.... One
frightening theory could explain what the President and his
national security apparatus are up to.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Second Amendment Was Written To
Protect Right To Shoot Tyrants Not Skeet Shooting
Judge Napolitano discusses the Second Amendment and President
Obama's push for gun control on Fox Business Network's The Tom
VIDEO: Piers Morgan Vs. Ted Nugent On Gun Control
Liberty Crier - Piers Morgan vs. Ted Nugent on gun control CNN
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Death By Doctor vs. Death By Firearms
Activist Post - If this government was truly sincere about
making the country safer, they would be corralling and
controlling the reckless and negligent
medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex. The present medical
statistics demonstrate that death by doctor dwarfs death by
gunfire as the following chart demonstrates.
Maryland county school board to own all students’ work with
Raw Story - A county school board in Maryland has proposed a
copyright policy that would allow it to take ownership of all
work produced by students and faculty — even work created off
campus during personal time.
Marines to Invade South Carolina
Kurt Nimmo - Marines and sailors will invade Jasper County,
South Carolina, this week, The Island Packet reported on Sunday.
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will train in the town of
Ridgeland, the county seat, in preparation for “deployment to
Mediterranean and African shores,” 2nd Lt. Gerard R. Farao told
Virginia Close To Banning Government Spy Drones
Steve Watson - Legislation to stave off the use of drones by law
enforcement and government agencies in Virginia has advanced in
the State Senate, as well as the House, bringing closer a
two-year moratorium on the unmanned craft.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Newtown Father Gives Gun Rights Lesson to
Activist Post - In a similar vein as the impassioned speech
given by Suzanna Gratia-Hupp in the wake of her parents murder
by a gun-wielding madman, Newtown resident Bill Stevens
absolutely owns Congress in the following video where he asks
the same question: Want to know why people need guns?
Gun Storage Ban Upheld in Massachusetts Courts
Courthouse News - Massachusetts can require gun owners to either
lock their firearms or render them inoperable to unauthorized
users, the state's high court ruled.
VIDEO: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead: 5-Year-Old Hostage Rescued In
Huffington Post - At a hastily organized roadside press
conference near the crime scene, FBI agent Steve Richardson said
negotiations had deteriorated over the last 24 hours. He said
they entered the bunker shortly after 3 p.m. fearing the child
was "in imminent danger," because they'd seen Dykes carrying a
firearm. The boy, identified only as Ethan, was transported to a
hospital, state Rep. Steve Clouse told CNN. He appeared
physically unharmed, according to reports.
9/11 Hero Firefighter Dies From Rare Lung Disease Contracted
from WTC Dust
Daily Mail - A hero firefighter who bravely served on September
11th alongside hundreds of other first responders has died of a
rare lung condition, and was laid to rest yesterday. FDNY Lt
Martin Fullam contracted polymyositis in 2005, and had also
suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, which left him breathless and
exhausted after the simplest of tasks. The late firefighter, 56,
was one of the men carrying fatally wounded FDNY Chaplain Mychal
Judge through the still-smoking rubble on 9/11.
Janet Napolitano for President?
Washington Post - So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t
run in 2016? It is hard to imagine the presidential field
without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is
quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and
there is reason to take her seriously.
S&P says U.S. to file civil lawsuit over ratings
Reuters - Standard & Poor's said it expects to be the target of
a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its mortgage
bond ratings, the first federal enforcement action against a
credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the
recent financial crisis.
A Gold Production Cliff Could Be Coming In 2017
Business Insider - Cash flow has stalled for the world's major
gold producers despite high gold prices, which probably means
we're heading for a gold production cliff, according to National
Bank Financial. That means higher prices.... Moreover, the
prospect for a material supply contraction also bodes well for
higher gold prices or, at least, solid underpinning. Here's the
chart — the decline is set to begin around 2017.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Murdered Navy SEAL Was Obama Gun Control
Paul Joseph Watson - Murdered Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, gunned down
at point-blank range in Texas this past weekend, was emerging as
a prominent gun control critic – working to place armed guards
in schools in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre. In one
of his last interviews just two weeks before his death, Kyle
told Guns.com that he was against Obama’s gun control agenda,
warning that any attempt to confiscate firearms could end
Energy's Latest Battleground: Fracking For Uranium
Forbes - No tour of Uranium Energy Corp.’s processing plant in
Hobson, Tex. is complete until CEO Amir Adnani pries the top off
a big black steel drum and invites you to peer inside. There,
filled nearly to the brim, is an orange-yellow powder that UEC
mined out of the South Texas countryside. It’s uranium oxide,
U3O8, otherwise known as yellowcake. This is the stuff that
atomic bombs and nuclear reactor fuel are made from.
Report shows UN admitting solar activity may play significant
role in global warming
Fox News - A leaked report by a United Nations’ group dedicated
to climate studies says that heat from the sun may play a larger
role than previously thought. “[Results] do suggest the
possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the
stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have
suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on
climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from
the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Arizona Sues U.S. EPA Over Coal Power Plant Emissions
Reuters - Arizona challenged in federal court U.S. environmental
regulators efforts to force Arizona power companies to spend up
to $1 billion to install pollution control equipment at three
coal plants to reduce haze in the region’s national parks.
Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement last
week the emission control measures proposed by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would not affect health or
be reduce emissions visible to the human eye.
Officials: Increased seismic activity reported near giant
ENENews - It has been reported to us, by Dr. Steve Horton, that
there has been an above normal recording of seismic activity
within the last few days. Should additional details or
information regarding this situation become available, they will
A Pinch of Fluoride in Salt?
Gaia Health - Are you adding fluoride to your toxic intake when
you use salt? In several major European countries, India, and
Japan, salt fluoridation is routine. Of course, the usual excuse
is that it’s good for teeth, but that claim is highly
questionable. While topical treatment may be beneficial,
ingestion offers no benefit, and fluoride is highly toxic. In
spite of its known toxicity, many countries are now requiring
that salt be fluoridated, and most of the others are not far
Five natural ways to cure bad breath through diet
(NaturalNews) For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum
is their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. But
this approach often fails to address the root causes of bad
breath, which for many people includes dietary deficiency.
The Tamiflu Deception
Gaia Health - Tamiflu is chemotherapy that’s now given to
babies. How can it be justified when it produces next-to-no
benefit, produces and worsens symptoms it supposedly prevents,
and even causes brain swelling and death? As David points out,
its maker, Roche, hid Tamiflu’s adverse effects.
4 Fast Food Ingredients Way Worse than Horsemeat
Natural Society - Burger King recently admitted to using
horsemeat in their burgers, but here are 4 known fast food
ingredients that are way worse than horsemeat.
US draws up battle plan to stave off digital attack cyberstrikes
The Independent - The US could launch pre-emptive cyber strikes
against countries it suspects of threatening its interests with
a digital attack, under a new set of secret guidelines to
safeguard the nation’s computer systems. The rules – the
country’s first on how it defends or retaliates against digital
attacks – are expected to be approved in coming weeks, and are
likely to be kept under wraps, much like the policies governing
the country’s controversial drone programme.
Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs
On The Internet
Activist Post - It has been estimated that there are now
approximately 3 million preppers in the United States, and
Doomsday Preppers is currently the highest rated show on the
National Geographic channel. In fact, you could be living next
to a prepper and never even know it.
SPOOF: Lanny Breuer On Wall Street Fraud
Daily Bail - This is hilarious. A deleted scene from
PBS Frontline's The Untouchables.
in History - Monday - February 4, 2013
1783 - Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its
former colonies, the United States of America.
1789 - Electors unanimously chose George Washington to be the first
president of the United States.
1824 - J.W. Goodrich introduced rubber galoshes to the public.
1847 - In Maryland, the first U.S. Telegraph Company was established.
1861 - Delegates from six southern states met in Montgomery, AL, to form
the Confederate States of America.
1865 - The Hawaiian Board of Education was formed.
1895 - The Van Buren Street Bridge opened in Chicago, IL.
1904 - The Russo-Japanese War began after Japan laid siege to Port
1932 - The first Winter Olympics were held in the United States at Lake
1936 - Radium E. became the first radioactive substance to be produced
1941 - The United Service Organizations (USO) was created.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a
conference at Yalta to outline plans for Germany's defeat.
1964 - The Administrator of General Services announced that the 24th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had been ratified. It banned the poll
1974 - Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the
Symbionese Liberation Army.
1976 - An earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras killed more than 22,000
1985 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan's defense budget called for a
tripling of the expenditure on the "Star Wars" research program.
1993 - Russian scientists unfurled a giant mirror in orbit and flashed a
beam of sunlight across Europe during the night. Observers saw it only
as a momentary flash.
1997 - A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death
of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman's parents
were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages.
1997 - Two Israeli troop-carrying helicopters collided on their way to
Lebanon, all 73 soldiers and airmen aboard were killed.
1997 - President Milosevic of Serbia apparently surrendered to the will
of his people, ordering his government to recognize opposition victories
in local elections held in November 1996.
1998 - In northeast Afghanistan, at least 5,000 people were killed in an
earthquake that measured 6.1 on the Richter Scale.
1999 - Warplanes from Israel attacked south Lebanon just after rockets
were fired toward Israel. No casualies were claimed on either side.
2000 - Austrian President Thomas Klestil swore in a coalition government
that included Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party. European Union
sanctions were a result of the action.
2003 - Yugoslavia was formally dissolved by lawmakers. The country was
replaced with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and
US delivers F-16 warplanes to Egypt
Press TV - The United States has delivered four F-16 warplanes to Egypt
as part of Washington’s annual military aid to Cairo. The move was
interpreted by Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a
growing military cooperation between Cairo and Washington.... The
delivery, however, provoked criticism inside the US Congress with
Kentucky Republican Senator Ran Paul calling the action a “huge
Opinion Poll: 'Mali resources behind French-led war'
Press TV - The opinion poll found that 63 percent (10,843 respondents)
of the 17,287 respondents believe the main motive behind the France-led
war in Mali is untapped resources of the West African country.
‘Israelis plan buffer zone in Syria’
Press TV - The Israeli military's northern command allegedly harbors
plan to establish a “buffer zone” inside Syria towards the alleged aim
of fending off militant attacks.
Israeli forces abduct 25 Palestinians in West Bank
Press TV - Many of the inmates are under so-called administrative
detention. The administrative detention, often implemented by the
Israeli regime against the Palestinian population, is a sort of
imprisonment without trial or charge, allowing regime forces to make
arrests without formal charges for up to six months. However, the
detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.
US, South Korea begin three-day joint naval drill
Press TV - The United States and South Korea have launched a three-day
joint naval drill amid heightening tensions in the Korean Peninsula....
The joint drill comes a few days after North Korea threatened to carry
out a nuclear test despite a new round of UN sanctions against its
December rocket launch. Pyongyang said the test was the “demand of
French troops have allegedly launched airstrikes around Kidal and
Tessalit in Mali's far north
Press TV - French planes carried out the assaults from Saturday night
into the early hours of Sunday, according to French army Col. Thierry
Burkhard, The Associated Press reported. This comes after French
President Francois Hollande, who arrived in Mali on Saturday for a
one-day visit, told thousands of Malians in the capital, Bamako, that
French troops would stay in Mali as long as necessary.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Syrian TV shows 'aftermath' footage, Israel
implicitly admits to airstrike
RT - Syrian TV has broadcast images of what it said was the aftermath of
an Israeli airstrike on a research facility near Damascus. Israel has
implicitly admitted it was behind the raid, which allegedly targeted a
weapons convoy headed to Lebanon.
Obama green light for Israel to strike Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah military
DEBKAfile - The air raid over the Jamraya military complex near Damascus
Wednesday, Jan. 30, attributed to Israel by Western sources was
Israeli’s first assault on the Syrian-Hizballah military compact forged
between Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah. That was the real strategic
import of the operation, which took place with the approval of US
President Barack Obama, DEBKAfile’s military sources report.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Gladio Lives: Provocateur Marxist Group Bombs U.S.
Embassy in Turkey
Kurt Nimmo - U.S. officials would like to blame al-Qaeda for Friday’s
suicide bombing at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, but the country’s
prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has placed blame squarely on the
Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP/C.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: 7 Big Defense Companies With Big Transparency
Wired - This week, Transparency International released its summary of
corruption in the defense world, and broke down which countries scored
an "F" on the watchdog's rankings for openness. The group has also been
going after specific vendors of death and destruction that haven't been
upfront about measures to stop corruption.... Here are seven of the
Iceland kicks out the FBI when they arrived to investigate Wikileaks
Iceland Review - A group of FBI agents arrived in Iceland in August
2011, requesting collaboration with Icelandic police authorities to
investigate Wikileaks, as revealed by Wikileaks spokesperson Kristinn
Hrafnsson on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós last night.... “According to
my information, he demanded that these agents pack their bags, embark
the plane and leave the country,” Kristinn added. “I know that this was
later discussed within the government, which formally objected to U.S.
Zimbabwe Is Down to Its Last $217
The country's finance minister admitted as much in a press conference on
Tuesday. "Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 [left] in
government coffers," Tendai Biti told reporters. "The government
finances are in paralysis state at the present moment. We are failing to
meet our targets."... "We will be approaching the international
community," Biti said. You'll never guess who's most likely to come to
Hint: They're big fans of rare minerals.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Reality Check Special: Benghazi, 4 months later
Liberty Crier - (FOX19) – Benghazi: Four months later, in a
Reality Check Special. We take a look at Hillary Clinton’s
testimony before Congress. How she has claimed to have taken
“responsibility” for security failures but has avoided “blame.”
What President Obama tells Ben about the U.S. funding Al Qaeda
in Libya and Syria. And something called “Blow-back”…
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Immigration "Reform" is
a Bad Deal for All of Us
Full transcript coming soon!
VIDEO: MSM Compilation: Sheriffs Stand Against Gun Control
Liberty Crier - Video clips from different mainstream media
interviews with Sheriffs from across the nation who have
publicly vowed to oppose any new gun laws/violations of the
United States Constitution. Our Sheriffs need to hear from us to
understand we support them in ALL instances where they support
the constitution and stand strong against our corrupted
Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws
boston.com - Massachusetts has a national reputation as a
bastion of gun control, but crimes and injuries related to
firearms have risen — sometimes dramatically — since the state
passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998.
Jesse Jackson pushes new 'Occupy' plan: Have Homeland Security
occupy Chicago with armed TSA agents
(NaturalNews) Don't say we didn't warn ya, but now the
long-anticipated plan for armed TSA agents to patrol U.S. cities
has been invoked by none other than Jesse Jackson. Today he
called on President Obama to unleash "Homeland Security" on the
streets of Chicago, a city racked by murders and violence even
though it has the strictest gun laws in the country.
VIDEO: Gun-grabbers Run Ad During Super Bowl
Infowars.com Mayor Bloomberg and his coalition of officials
opposed to Americans exercising their Second Amendment right
will run the following ad during the third quarter of today’s
Super Bowl: The ad will only run in Washington, D.C.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Department of Homeland Security Targets
Gun Collector in New Mexico
Kurt Nimmo - Federal Homeland Security Investigation agents
raided the home of Robert Adams on Thursday and seized 548
handguns and 317 rifles from the collector. They also raided his
business and took an additional 599 handguns. KRQE reports that
Adams did not violate any laws and was not charged with any
Detroit high school coach with concealed weapons permit shoots 2
attackers outside school
Denver Channel - Police sources in Detroit say that a women's
basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School
shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball
players to their cars in the school parking lot Friday night.
MSNBC Urges Viewers to Boycott Gun Manufacturers
Paul Joseph Watson - The irony of MSNBC telling viewers to
boycott investments in gun manufacturers is chillingly ironic
given the fact that the network is is part-owned by one of
Obama’s biggest campaign contributors, General Electric, which
also just happens to be
one of the biggest arms manufacturers on the planet.
The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse to Register
Mac Slavo - ...according toThe New American: I’ve heard from
hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and
that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of
thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said
President Brian Olesen with American Shooters Supply, among the
biggest gun dealers in the state, in an interview with the New
YouTube: Non-Compliance Resistance Evident at Buffalo vs New
York State Q & A Forum on the Arms Bill
Residents of Erie County, New York overflow the State's Q & A
forum concerning the unconstitutional NY Safe Act arms bill. The
passion and anger from the people is evident of Erie County
resistance.... Questions asked by Western New Yorkers covered:
non-compliance, penalties, jury nullification, 2nd Amendment
profiling into domestic terrorists, government tyranny, police,
sheriff, and more.
A shortened video here.
VIDEO: 231 Sheriffs and 4 State Sheriffs Associations Saying
‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control
CSPOA.org - The following is a list of sheriffs and state
sheriff’s associations from who have vowed to uphold and defend
the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures.
I applaud these public servants for their courage and
* Related Video:
Sheriffs Protecting our 2nd Amendment Rights
VIDEO: Engineer Files Law Suit Against NY Street Body Scanners
Steve Watson - Machines violate Fourth Amendment, and can
“unzip” DNA according to studies. An engineer who exposed
fundamental flaws in the TSA’s body scanners and eventually sued
the agency, has now filed suit against the City of New York for
proposals to use the scanners on the streets.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: McCain and Schumer Move to Force Americans
to Use Biometric ID for Employment
Kurt Nimmo - A Trojan Horse that will add capability to the
national surveillance and security state. Senators John McCain
(R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Thursday they back a
plan to force all Americans to use a biometric Social Security
card as part of a “comprehensive immigration reform” scheme that
will be used to legalize millions of illegal aliens.
Machine Gun Stolen, Undercover Agents’ Names Exposed After
Botched ATF Sting — Now Lawmakers Demand Answers
The Blaze - For 10 months, ATF agents in Milwaukee ran a
storefront operation meant to bust criminals for gun and drug
violations. But the operation inside the phony store “Fearless
Distributing” didn’t take down any major drug dealers or gang
members — instead, the store was robbed of $35,000 worth of
merchandise, an agent’s machine gun was stolen, and a document
with the names and phone numbers of undercover agents was left
behind after the operation was shut down, the Milwaukee Journal
Bankrupt, Decaying And Nearly Dead: 24 Facts About The City Of
Detroit That Will Shock You
Economic Collapse - Between December 2000 and December 2010, 48
percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost. When
you are a manufacturing area, and you lose half of your
manufacturing jobs over the course of a single decade, of course
things are going to get really, really bad.
Retirement Savings Accounts Draw U.S. Consumer Bureau Attention
Bloomberg - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is
weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans
manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings,
a move that would be the agency’s first foray into consumer
investments. “That’s one of the things we’ve been exploring and
are interested in in terms of whether and what authority we
have,” bureau director Richard Cordray said in an interview.
Tom Coud: "Everybody In The Industry Knows The US Doesn’t Have
dollarcollapse.com - Tom Cloud: Germany’s gold repatriation is
obviously a game changer. They got all their gold back from
France right away. But the US government put them off for 7
years, probably by offering them some kind of premium to take
their gold back slowly. More gold, Treasuries, no one knows what
exactly but clearly it was a big inducement. It’s also clear
that Germany won’t be the last country to bring its gold home.
Flasback: SWAT rampage destroys Iraq vet's home over guns
Washington Times May 28, 2012 - The police arrested the veteran
of the Iraq war and searched his house without a warrant, not to
protect the public from a terrorist or stop a crime in progress,
but to rouse a sleeping man the police thought might have an
unregistered gun in his home.
YouTube: Disabled Gulf War Veteran’s Inspirational
Arthur's story is highlighted from the beginning, in the
upcoming documentary, INSPIRED: The Movie. Meet Arthur Boorman,
a disabled veteran of the Gulf War struggling for 15 years.
Arthur was told by his doctors that he won’t be able to walk on
his own ever again. But with the help of DDP Yoga, he rewrote
his life! Watch this astonishing video to learn more…
* Related Video:
Arthur's Transformation (Extended Cut (9:21 minutes).
Iraq war veteran charged in Texas shooting that killed
author/ex-Navy SEAL Kyle, his friend
Washington Post - A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with
murdering former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris
Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were
at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday.... Kyle, a
decorated veteran, wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper:
The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military
History,” detailing his 150-plus kills of insurgents from 1999
to 2009. Kyle said in his book that Iraqi insurgents had put a
bounty on his head. According to promotional information from
book publisher William Morrow, Kyle deployed to Iraq four times.
FCC: "We need comments about RF radiation by this Wednesday,
takebackyourpower.net - The last time the FCC invited public
comment was July 2009. At that time, comments were dominated by
industry and corporate interests, discouraging the FCC from
further tightening RF radiation guidelines.... Please take a few
minutes to document your concerns regarding any aspects of RF
radiation you are concerned about (such as needless additional
RF radiation and electrosmog from "smart meters" when better
technological options are available, or inadequate safety
standards for wireless cell phones).
ADHD diagnosis rate jumps dramatically in 10 years
(NaturalNews)ADHD is officially classified as a neurobehavioral
disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, ADHD affects between four and 12 percent of all
school-aged children in the United States, making it one of the
most common childhood disorders.... The implications of the
controversy are significant: treatment of children with ADHD
runs between $36 billion and $52 billion per year in the United
Treat carpal tunnel successfully with acupuncture
(NaturalNews) Acupuncture, which works on the energy (chi)
distribution along the body's mapped out meridians, has been
used for centuries for both optimizing good health and reversing
bad health, acute or chronic. Lately, acupuncture has been used
successfully for healing maladies from sports injuries.
Eating hot food from melamine plates increases risk of kidney
(NaturalNews) According to a new study by researchers at the
Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan; however, melamine
tableware releases toxic quantities of kidney stone-forming
melamine when exposed to high temperatures - such as when
they're holding hot food.
Finally - A truly simple way to improve mood and boost energy
(NaturalNews) Fortunately, a study conducted by researchers from
the University of Otago and published in the British Journal of
Health Psychology has found that simply eating a few more
servings of fruits and vegetables each day can make you calmer,
happier and more energetic.
Vicodin leaves trail of dead patients in its wake
(NaturalNews) A federal advisory panel whose purpose it is to
guide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in
establishing drug labeling and marketing policy has urged the
agency to step up its labeling requirements for the popular
painkiller Vicodin (hydrocodone) following a trail of dead
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System
Natural Society - Here are 5 ways to supercharge and strengthen
your immune system. It’s flu season, so it's time to protect
yourself and keep feeling 100 percent.
Boost overall health by eating reishi mushrooms
(NaturalNews) Reishi mushrooms are currently enjoying extreme
popularity because of their reported health benefits. This type
of mushroom has antiviral, analgesic, anti-diabetic,
cardiovascular, anti-parasetic and antifungal properties that
make it more beneficial for those who are aiming to improve
their overall health.
Olive Oil Could Help Prevent Breast Cancer Naturally
Natural Society - Spanish scientists have discovered that a
little olive oil added to meals may ward off breast cancer by
inhibiting tumor growth and also destroying the actual tumor.
This research joins volumes of other studies that have
demonstrated olive oil’s ability to fight off heart disease,
lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of diabetes, reduce the
risk of rheumatoid arthritis and fight obesity.
VIDEO: Shocking Revelation: US Health Care System Wastes More
Money than the Entire Pentagon Budget Annually
Dr. Mercola - A review of U.S. healthcare expenses by the
Institutes of Medicine1 has revealed that 30 cents of every
dollar spent on medical care is wasted, adding up to $750
billion annually. The report identifies six major areas of
waste: Unnecessary services; inefficient delivery of care;
excess administrative costs; inflated prices; prevention
failures; and fraud.
Antidepressants for Pregnancy Women: "Large Scale Human
Natural Society - It’s a “large scale human experiment,” said
Dr. Adam Urato, the assistant professor of maternal-fetal
medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He says drug
companies have overstated the benefits of these drugs, while
sugarcoating the risks—all in the name of the almighty dollar.
Not only do these drugs increase the risk of a premature birth,
but also miscarriage, and even autism. These facts have been
demonstrated again and again. Around 40 studies have linked
SSRIs and premature birth.
REM sleep disorder may lead to untimely death of brain cells,
causing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other diseases
(NaturalNews) The clinical consequences of untreated sleep
disorders are devastating. Serious medical conditions including
(but not limited to) high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke,
ADHD, sexual dysfunction, decreased mental functions, car
accidents, growth retardation in children, crowded or
mal-aligned teeth (too small of a mouth or no room for the
teeth) all can lead to a decreased quality of life.
VIDEO: INDECT: Big Brother's Full Spectrum Surveillance Project
Activist Post - The core of INDECT is real-time behavioral
analysis and mapping which ultimately could produce an algorithm
of likely future behavior. It is the amalgamation of all of the
pieces that have so far been introduced: video surveillance
footage, biometric information, web-based data, drones, GPS,
police databases and more. The project aims to correct the flaws
contained in these disparate systems and offer seamless data
integration across platforms in order to instantly determine
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell In Favor of Hemp
Liberty Crier - Sen. McConnell’s statement of support for hemp
production in Kentucky is a major boost for Commissioner Comer’s
legislation in the Kentucky General Assembly. Senate Bill 50
will be heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Feb. 11,
2013. In unprecedented bipartisan cooperation, U.S.
Representatives John Yarmuth (D-KY 3rd District) and Thomas
Massie (R-KY 4th) are confirmed to testify alongside U.S.
Senator Rand Paul in support of the bill.
VIDEO: The Worst Horror of Pet Food Confirmed in Spain
Susan Thixton - The use of euthanized pets in pet food has been
suspect for years. Now, Spain is in the middle of a full
investigation that will finally prove the absolute worst horrors
of pet food. It has been stated many of the pet foods involved
"have international presence and some are among the most
prominent of the animal feed industry."
California passes sweeping new 'animal abuse' laws that give
government massive new powers over animal ownership
(NaturalNews) If you live in California and own pets or
livestock, you could soon be criminalized as an animal abuser
for things like letting your livestock roam on pasture or
transferring ownership of rare-breed animals in a parking lot.
Two new laws recently passed under the auspices of animal
protection actually threaten to eliminate animal ownership
throughout the state, as they re-categorize normal animal
rearing methods as acts of abuse worthy of criminal fines and
unwarranted seizure of said animals.
VIDEO: Indian Blanket Auction - You won't believe this story
Daily Paul - This man lost half of his leg and thought he might
sell an old Indian blanket that he inherited from his family.
Watch the auction! This is a wonderful 'rags-to-riches' story!
Watch the guy’s face while the bidding starts to go up.
in History - Friday - February 1, 2013
1788 - Isaac Briggs and William Longstreet patented the steamboat.
1790 - The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York
1793 - France declared war on Britain and Holland.
1861 - Texas voted to secede from the Union.
1862 - "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," by Julia Ward Howe was first
published in the "Atlantic Monthly."
1884 - The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
1898 - The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, CT, issued the first
automobile insurance policy. Dr. Truman Martin of Buffalo, NY, paid
$11.25 for the policy, which gave him $5,000 in liability coverage.
1900 - Eastman Kodak Co. introduced the $1 Brownie box camera.
1913 - Grand Central Terminal (also known as Grand Central Station)
opened in New York City, NY. It was the largest train station in the
1920 - The first armored car was introduced.
1930 - The Times published its first crossword puzzle.
1951 - The first telecast of an atomic explosion took place.
1951 - The first X-ray moving picture process was demonstrated.
1958 - The United Arab Republic was formed by a union of Egypt and
Syria. It was broken 1961.
1960 - Four black college students began a sit-in protest at a lunch
counter in Greensboro, NC. They had been refused service.
1968 - During the Vietnam War, South Vietnamese National Police Chief
Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol
shot to the head. The scene was captured in a news photograph.
1979 - Patty Hearst was released from prison after serving 22 months of
a seven-year sentence for bank robbery. Her sentence had been commuted
by U.S. President Carter.
1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was welcomed in Tehran as he ended
nearly 15 years of exile.
1991 - A USAir jetliner crashed atop a commuter plane at Los Angeles
International Airport. 35 people were killed.
1994 - Jeff Gillooly pled guilty in Portland, OR, for his role in the
attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Gillooly, Tonya Harding's
ex-husband, struck a plea bargain under which he confessed to
racketeering charges in exchange for testimony implicating Harding.
1996 - Visa and MasterCard announced security measures that would make
it safe to shop on the Internet.
1999 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave a deposition that
was videotaped for senators weighing impeachment charges against U.S.
2001 - Three Scottish judges found Abdel Basset al-Mergrahi guilty of
the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people. The
court said that Megrahi was a member of the Libyan intelligence service.
Al-Amin Khalifa, who had been co-accused, was acquitted and freed.
2003 - NASA's space shuttle Columbia exploded while re-entering the
Earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed.
Explosion rocks US Embassy in Ankara , two reportedly killed
RT - An explosion has struck the US Embassy in Ankara, local media
reports. There are conflicting reports that a suicide bomber carried out
the attack. Two were reportedly killed, and several more injured.
Turkish media reports that two security guards working at the embassy
were killed in the blast.
Israeli jets in 'mission' over Lebanon
Press TV - Israeli warplanes have entered the Lebanese airspace and
conducted 'imaging missions' in the country, according to Lebanese and
Israeli media.... The flights violate the United Nations Security
Council Resolution 1701, a measure the Israeli regime has frequently
breached since its endorsement in 2006.
Lebanon slams Israeli attack in Syria
Press TV - Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has denounced the Israeli
attack on a research center in Syria, accusing the Tel Aviv regime of
using the turmoil in the Arab country to carry out its ‘aggressive....
Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour also called for a firm stance by
Arab countries to confront the Israeli assault.
Diplomat: Real Target of Israeli Attack Was Syrian Base
Paul Joseph Watson - A western diplomat has told the Iraqi daily Azzaman
that the real target of Israel’s attack on Syria was a facility housing
3,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and that reports about a weapons
convoy on its way to Lebanon being hit were merely a diversion.... It
now appears the Syrian version of events has been vindicated after a
western diplomat told
daily Azzaman that eight guided missiles were used to hit a
scientific research facility in Jamraya.
High Military Alert Across Middle East Following Israeli Attack Inside
Kurt Nimmo - Military forces in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan have raised
their alert levels following an Israeli attack inside Syria on
Wednesday. The Arabic-language daily Lebanese newspaper Addiyar reports
that Syria has moved troops to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, the
Lebanese Army has reinforced its southern outposts and Jordan has
positioned troops on the Jordan River border with Israel, according to
The Voice of Russia.
Syria files UN complaint over Israeli airstrike, Iran warns of ‘serious
RT - Syria has filed an official complaint to the United Nations over an
Israeli airstrike on a military research center near Damascus. The move
followed a threat from Iran that Israel would face “serious
consequences” for the attack.
Netanyahu Tells America It’s Now Or Never
Business Insider - According to a Maariv report, when speaking to a
visiting delegation from the American Jewish Committee, Israeli
President Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was simply not strong
enough to force a halt to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. In order to
halt the program, Bibi said, the U.S. would have to strike, and they
must do so this year.
Human Rights Watch calls for Mali probe
Press TV - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an investigation into
the alleged reprisal killings by French-backed Malian troops as the
French war in the West African country of Mali will enter its fourth
week.... The UN Security Council is considering plans to deploy
peacekeepers to assist the French.
North Korea imposes martial law, orders troops to ‘be ready for war’
RT - North Korea has allegedly been placed under martial law and its
ruler Kim Jong-un has ordered the army to “prepare for war”, a South
Korean daily claims. The North Korean leader issued a series of orders
to his top defense and security officials on Saturday to conclude
preparations for a new nuclear test, the Seoul based Korea JoongAng
Daily alleges citing an unnamed source.
$7.3 million camp for Afghan police found nearly empty: inspectors
Reuters - A $7.3 million base camp built to house 175 Afghan Border
Police was sitting virtually empty two months after it was handed over
to Afghan authorities, and some equipment like wood-burning stoves had
been dismantled, U.S. inspectors reported on Tuesday.
Pakistan censors release of US drama about Osama bin Laden
RT - Movie distributors and TV stations in Pakistan won't be screening
the Oscar-nominated US drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden to avoid
offending local sensibilities and provoke outrage in the conservative
country. The unofficial censorship has also prompted by local cable
distributors blocking the screening of the hit US dramas "Homeland" and
"Last Resort", on the grounds they are against the national interest,
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Panetta to testify on Benghazi
The Hill - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will testify before
the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack on the U.S.
facility in Benghazi, Libya, an aide confirmed to The Hill.
'VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'US a police state, Obama consciously
allows torture' – CIA veteran John Kiriakou
RT - Kiriakou is now awaiting a summons to start a prison
sentence. One of the first to confirm the existence of
Washington's waterboarding program, he was sentenced last week
to two-and-a-half years in jail for revealing the name of an
undercover agent. But even if he had another chance, he would
have done the same thing again, Kiriakou told RT.
California Democrats Announce 9 Gun Control Bills
kiem-tv.com - AB 48 (Asm. Nancy Skinner, D- Berkeley) Requires
reporting of ammunition sales, requires licensing of ammunition
dealers, and establishes other controls on ammunition sales
similar to current controls on firearms sales. "When we have
safeguards in place for purchasing guns, why is it so much
easier to buy bullets--the very thing that makes a gun deadly?"
Assemblymember Skinner asked. "It is easier today to buy bullets
than to buy alcohol, cigarettes or some cold medicines."
Sandy Hook: Mainstream Article Posted Day of Shooting Reveals
Details of Second Suspect and Motive
Intel Hub - A very interesting article has been found with some
of the missing pieces of the puzzle intwined into it regarding
the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place on
December 14, 2012. The article originally posted by the Daily
Mail the morning of the shooting was discovered to have been
pulled and redirected, as reported previously by theintelhub.com.
Rand Paul to bring new fight against TSA
RT - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is continuing his fight against the
government-controlled TSA and has introduced bills to privatize
the agency and establish a passenger bill of rights.
VIDEO: No Obama, Americans Aren't Committed to Aiding Terrorists
Activist Post - On Tuesday President Obama announced more aid to
Syrian rebels to the tune of $155 million, bringing the total
amount sent so far to $365 million. The statement from Obama's
White House reads "The relief we send doesn’t say “Made in
America,” but make no mistake—our aid reflects the commitment of
the American people." Which Americans?
Army Invades Galveston, Texas
Infowars - On Wednesday the residents of Galveston, Texas,
endured what folks in Houston and Miami did earlier this
week.... “We were invited by the city of Galveston to conduct
joint training exercises to enhance the effectiveness of both
services in order to better protect the residents of Galveston,”
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noggle, an Army spokesman based at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina, told the newspaper.
Judge Napolitano: Stricter Gun Control Is Part of the
Progressive Ideology to 'Tell Us How to Live'
xrepublic.tv - Napolitano explained that he does not believe
President Obama's plans for stricter gun laws will make it
through Congress "because he effectively wants to punish the
law-abiding" because of the horrific actions of a few
67 Percent of Texas Republicans Want Obama Impeached
Newsbusters - If Democrats are serious about trying to turn
Texas blue, they should get a gander at a just-released poll of
Lone Star State voters that found 67 percent of Republican
respondents support the impeachment of President Obama. Of
greater concern for liberals: the
poll was conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Super Bowl Fans to Face Mandatory TSA Pat
Paul Joseph Watson - “Fans can expect to pass through metal
detectors and a pat-down search. After the pat-down search, fans
will be asked to unzip any coats. All bags will be x-rayed,”
said NFL Chief Security Officer Jeffrey Miller. Attendees will
also be, “watched, sniffed and pawed as they enter the
Superdome,” reports CBS Baltimore.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Alabama Kidnapper being Characterized as
Infowars - According to the New York Times, a sheriff’s office
investigator told the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that
stand-off suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes is “a Vietnam veteran
suffering from post-traumatic stress who “did not trust the
government.”” News and gossip site Gawker ran the headline,
“Hostage-Taking ‘Doomsday Prepper’ Passes 30th Hour of Bunker
Standoff with Cops” and said that the situation is made all the
worse “since Dykes is a survivalist,” because “his bunker is
well-stocked with food and other necessary items.”
Six-Year-Old Girl Expelled For Bringing Plastic Toy Gun To Show
Steve Watson - Schools all over the country are weeding out the
terrorists. The deadly rise of extremism in America continues as
yet another child has been expelled from school for wielding a
toy gun. WLTX news reports that six-year-old Naomi McKinney
brought a small transparent plastic toy gun to school for a show
and tell, causing her teachers to freak out.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Rockhurst High School drug testing policy
sends ripple through city
kshb.com - The new drug testing policy at one local high school
has sent a ripple through Kansas City. Starting with the
2013-2014 school year, Rockhurst High School will be collecting
hair samples from students for random drug testing – and
participation is mandatory.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Violent Test Questions At Florida High
School Upset Parents
Huffington Post - According to WTSP, the Fivay High School
teacher in Hudson, Fla., assigned test questions like: "A 50 kg
student has a momentum of 500 kg m/s as the teacher launches him
toward the wall, what is the velocity of the student heading
toward the wall?" "A northbound car with a velocity of 100 m/s
ran over a baby with a momentum of 800 kg m/s, what is the mass
of the car?"
Eight Retailers That Will Close the Most Stores
247wallst.com - Take a look at the list....
Obama Shuts Down Jobs Council
Breitbart - Congratulations, America! In a clear sign that
unemployment is no longer a priority or concern for President
Obama, The white house has announced that the
Obama jobs council has been shut down as of Thursday, January 31.
15 Signs That You Better Get Prepared For The Obama Recession Of
Economic Collapse - Personally, I would very much prefer for
2013 to be a year of peace and prosperity for America. But at
this point there appears to be a great deal of downward momentum
for the economy. The following are 15 signs that you better get
prepared for the Obama recession of 2013...
VIDEO/ARTICLE: The National Debt: A Short History Of
Daily Bail - Talk Is Cheap, Overspending Is Not. In 1986 our
debt was $2.1 trillion and Washington was making promises to
rein in our excessive spending. Twenty-seven years later
Washington is still making promises, but the only differences we
see are a $16.5 trillion debt and better picture quality on
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obamacare ‘Glitch’ Allows Some Families To
Be Priced Out Of Health Insurance
Huffington Post - IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix
the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had
hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer
coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to
get financial assistance from the government to buy private
health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected
* Related Article:
IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family
Study: 22 veterans kill themselves a day
Press TV - Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill
themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the
Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to
two-year study by a VA researcher. The VA study indicates that
more than two-thirds of the veterans who commit suicide are 50
or older, suggesting that the increase in veterans’ suicides is
not primarily driven by those returning from the wars in Iraq
Decorated Combat Veteran arrested in New York: Charged with 5
felonies for possession AR magazines
offgridsurvival.com - In the latest attack on the American
people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with
five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for
having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle....
According to Haddad’s brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought
these magazines were legally made before the New York Assault
Weapons Ban. When Nathan Haddad was arrested the
new ban had not even been fully enacted yet.
With no way to process it, US will bury 70,000 tons of nuclear
RT - With two decades to go before it can reprocess spent
nuclear fuel, the US will have to bury nearly 70,000 tons of it,
a research lab reports. It comes after Congress and the Obama
administration defunded a planned nuclear waste repository in
U.S. spring crop season jeopardized as drought persists
"It's not a pretty picture," said climatologist Mark Svoboda of
the University of Nebraska's Drought Mitigation Center.... The
drought that last year ranked as the worst in roughly 50 years
is still entrenched in the nation's mid-section. This month was
considered the worst January in terms of drought over the 13
years that a consortium of federal and state climatology experts
have been monitoring drought levels and issuing regular "Drought
Monitor" reports, said Svoboda.
Craiglist job posting: Earn $20 pretending to hate wind energy
Grist - From
Craigslist: Our firm needs 100 volunteers to attend and
participate in a rally in front of the British Consulate/Embassy
in Midtown Manhattan on the East Side on Wednesday, January 30,
2013 at 12 noon. The event is being held in order to protest
wind turbines that are being built in Scotland and England. Your
participation will be to ONLY stand next to or behind the
speakers and elected officials/celebrities that will be speaking
at the rally.
Stop coughing with these nine remedies - Control coughs from
flu, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and COPD
(NaturalNews) Coughing always involves some type of irritation
in the upper respiratory tract. It may be associated with a case
of the flu, sinusitis, congestion, post nasal drip, or
pneumonia. Additionally, coughing may be the result of chronic
Reduce widespread inflammation in your body with these foods
(NaturalNews) A primary cause of chronic illness for many people
is systemic inflammation, and particularly the kind that goes
unaddressed or even mostly unnoticed until it eventually
progresses into a full-blown chronic disease.
Beta carotene may protect from genetic Type II diabetes
(NaturalNews) A genetic predisposition to Type II diabetes is
found among more than half of the U.S. population. But if this
form of the disease "runs" in your family, you can lower your
risk by losing weight and exercising. However, Stanford
Careless prostate cancer surgeons leave 16 surgical objects in
patient's body resulting in death
(NaturalNews) A German family is seeking damages of more than
$100,000 from an unnamed hospital they say negligently left
surgical tools inside the body of a close family member who was
treated for prostate cancer. According to an Associated Press...
Nine lessons for living longer from the people who've lived the
(NaturalNews) What if you could add 10 years - 10 good years -
to your life? And better yet: Who already lives longer than
expected? What do they do differently than everyone else?
Seroquel: Is It Worth the Risk of Going Blind?
Gaia Health - Would you take Seroquel if you knew you’d be
risking your eyes? Nancy tells her story of Seroquel withdrawal,
of the devastating toll it’s taken on her life … of how it stoke
her sight. This is the truth of a drug now given out so casually
that it’s used as a sleep aid, like a prescription Sominex.
Tetanus Vaccine Causes New Disease: New Vaccines Worse?
Gaia Health - The tetanus vaccine causes a new disease known
both as Hughes syndrome and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
It’s an autoimmune condition that can attack any part of the
body, though is best noted for heart attacks and killing
fetuses. It’s likely that APS will become more common with the
new generation of vaccine adjuvants now being produced.
Where Are The Bodies?
Green Med Info - The new annual report of the American
Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from
multiple vitamins; zero deaths from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin
B-6, vitamin D, or vitamin E. Two people are alleged to have
died from vitamin supplements in the year 2011, according to
AAPCC's interpretation of the most recent information collected
by the U.S. National Poison Data System. One death was allegedly
because of vitamin C; the other supposedly because of "Other
All data stored on cloud computing services can be accessed by
US government without a warrant
Activist Post - This is all reportedly being done under the
recently reauthorized Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
and has led British Members of Parliament to call on the British
government to not only end the use of cloud computing but also
stop sharing intelligence services with the U.S, according to
Pet Tortoise Found Alive and Well After 30 Years in Storeroom
Care2 - Thirty years ago, a family in Rio Janeiro, the Almeidas,
concluded that Manuela, their red-footed tortoise, had escaped
through a door left open by workers renovating the house. But
just this week, Leandro Almeida was more than startled to
discover that Manuela was
very much alive, having lived for three decades in an