Friday - February
2014 - Today In History:
1827 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the
first railroad incorporated for commercial
transportation of people and freight.
1844 - Several people were killed aboard the USS
Princeton when a 12-inch gun exploded.
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
1861 - The U.S. territory of Colorado was organized.
1885 - AT&T was incorporated. The company was
capitalized on only $100,000 and provided long
distance service for American Bell.
1893 - Edward G. Acheson showed his patent for
1900 - In South Africa, British troops relieved
Ladysmith, which had been under siege since November
1951 - A Senate committee issued a report that
stated that there were at least two major crime
syndicates in the U.S.
1974 - The U.S. and Egypt re-established diplomatic
relations after a break of seven years.
1983 - "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television
program in history when the final episode aired.
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
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 central Bosnia.
2002 - In Ahmadabad, India, Hindus set fire to homes
in a Muslim neighborhood. At least 55 people were
killed in the attack.
2005 - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar
Karami, resigned amid large anti-Syria street
demonstrations in Beirut.
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Crimean parliament sacks regional government, approves referendum
RT - The Supreme Council of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea has
dismissed the regional government, electing a pro-Russian party leader
as its new chair. The MPs have also voted in favor of holding a
referendum to decide the future of Crimea on May 25.
Central Banker Appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a
coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime
minister of the country.
Yanukovich in Russia, to hold press-conference in Rostov-on-Don Friday -
RT - Viktor Yanukovich will hold a news conference in Russia's Rostov-on-Don
at 1700 local time (1300 GMT) on Friday, reports Itar-Tass citing
sources close to Ukraine's ousted president.
Russia Puts Fighter Jets on Combat Alert as Tensions Mount
Paul Joseph Watson - Russian fighter jets along the country’s western
border have been put on combat alert as tensions mount over fears that
Moscow is preparing to intervene militarily to protect its interests in
Syria's starving hordes: In a biblical picture of suffering, crowd
stretching for as far as the eye can see gathers amid the rubble of
Damascus for UN food hand-outs
Daily Mail - Hundreds of men, women and children fight to get to the
front of the queue as a refugee camp in Damascus receives food parcels
after being cut off for months.
VIDEO: ISIL extorts gold from Syrian Christians
Press TV - An al-Qaeda-linked militant group has called on Christians in
a Syrian city it controls to pay a levy in gold and curb displays of
their faith in return for protection.
VIDEO: International female delegation to visit Gaza
Press TV - A delegation of more than 100 women is planning to visit the
Israeli blockaded Gaza Strip to meet Palestinian women in the coastal
enclave on International Women's Day. The members of the delegation come
from countries such as France, Belgium, the United States and Ireland.
Rome Is On The Verge Of Detroit-Style Bankruptcy
Zero Hedge - WSJ reports, is "teetering on the brink of a Detroit-style
Rome, the eternal city, which survived two millennia of abuse from
everyone may be preparing to lay its arms at the hands of unprecedented
corruption, capital mismanagement and lies.
Armed 'self-defense squads' partially withdraw from Simferopol airport
RT - A few dozen armed men identified by airport officials as
“self-defense squads” are leaving the Simferopol airport in Crimea,
following their overnight raid of the airport terminal and their patrol
of the grounds outside that followed.
12 Signs That Russia Is Ready To Fight A War Over Crimea
Economic Collapse - Russia will never, ever give up Crimea without a
fight. Anyone that thinks otherwise is just being delusional. The
Russian Black Sea fleet's main base at Sevastopol is far too
Fukushima clean-up system hit by new problem – TEPCO
RT - The radioactive water clean-up system at the stricken Fukushima
plant was hit by another issue as its alarm went off. The warning
alerted that one of the two clean-up pumps had stopped functioning.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
DARPA going to war with bootleg electronics
RT - The United States Department of Defense is asking engineers
to develop a nearly microscopic-sized component that could be
used to help identify and combat counterfeit or otherwise
suspect electronic parts.
Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A
RT reports that the US Supreme Court has ruled that police may
search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection
of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the
First State Calls For Convention Limiting Federal Government
Off the Grid News - In a landmark move, Georgia’s House and
Senate have called for a constitutional convention to limit the
size and power of the federal government... Opponents believe it
could threaten the basic rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
“It’s open-ended, and it’s dangerous,” State Sen. Steve Thompson
(D-Marietta) said, according to The Macon Telegraph. Thompson
voted no on the resolution.
Tennessee Bill To Nullify Some Federal Roadside Checkpoints
Tenth Amendment Center - Tennessee state Rep. Jimmy Matlock
introduced HB1652 back in January. The bill would bar
“voluntary” roadblocks designed to collect blood, saliva or DNA.
It passed a House subcommittee Tuesday. Sen. Mike Bell filed a
companion bill (SB1485) in the Senate. It passed on Jan 27
unanimously by a 37-0 vote.
Boston Athletic Association Implements TSA Style New Rules for
Participants in This Year’s Marathon
Daily Sheeple - The Boston Athletic Association would make the
TSA proud with their list of new rules and regulations for this
year’s marathon. They stop short of full body searches, but just
What to Say If Stopped By a Cop
Activist Post - Cops are legally allowed to lie to you when you
are stopped. Know what to do. You have rights, use them.
California Police Unveil Armored Surveillance Vehicle
Mikael Thalen - Police in Modesto, California unveiled a newly
acquired surveillance vehicle this week which will video and
audio record local residents throughout the city. The Armadillo,
a refurbished armored truck, is equipped with four high
definition cameras, four wide-angle lens cameras and advanced
audio recording capabilities.
Obamacare: Now Appearing On Your Restaurant Bill
Zero Hedge - That the bulk of Americans (especially those 4+
million whose insurance policies have recently been cancelled as
a result of the ACA) have to pay more for healthcare as a result
of Obamacare, is now largely accepted and well-known. But did
you know that the cost of Obamacare is slowly metastasizing to
other places? Such as your restaurant bill.
Fed Doesn't Have Authority to Regulate Bitcoin, Yellen Says
National Journal - The Federal Reserve Board doesn't have the
authority to regulate bitcoin, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said
Thursday.... Yellen was responding to questioning from Sen. Joe
Manchin, D-W.Va., who sent the Fed and other banking regulators
a letter on Wednesday calling on them to ban—or at least
curb—the decentralized, virtual currency's use in the United
Fed Offers Public $90,000 for Ideas on How to Reduce Its $9
Billion Annual Travel Expenses
AllGov - The General Services Administration says it’s willing
to pay $90,000 for solutions to bringing down Washington’s
annual travel cost of $9 billion. Anyone with ideas can go to a
new GSA website, Travel Data Challenge, which is operated by the
agency’s Office of Governmentwide Policy.
Houston police kick out veteran with service dog from restaurant
RT - A Houston, Texas, police officer allegedly kicked a US Army
and Navy veteran out of a local restaurant for bringing in a
service dog on the grounds that he wasn’t actually blind.
V.A. Doctor Says She was Fired for Refusing to Prescribe Higher
Doses of Narcotic Painkillers
AllGov - A physician working at the Department of Veterans’
Affairs(VA) hospital in Missouri claims she was fired for
refusing to prescribe higher doses of addictive painkillers to
California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium
EcoWatch - California farmers, grappling with a record drought
that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Gov. Brown
(D-CA) to place a moratorium on the water-intensive extreme oil
and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or
GCHQ and NSA intercepted Yahoo users' private photographs
RT - British and American surveillance agencies teamed up to
develop a system that collected millions of images from the
webcams of unsuspecting and innocent internet users, new leaked
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
USDA to Spend $3 Million to Save Honeybees
Natural Society - Just this week, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture pronounced it would spend $3 million to help the
nations honeybees in the Upper Midwest as an act to reverse the
damage to bees and colony collapse disorder – linked largely to
he abundant use of neonicotinoids and glyphosate.
Your March To-Do List, Zone by Zone
Organic Gardening - With as much snow as we've gotten here in
Pennsylvania this year, it's hard to believe that the first day
of spring is a mere 3 weeks away. Will it be melted enough to
plant peas on St. Patrick's Day? Guess I'll have to wait and
see. But until then, there are some things we can do to get
ready for spring.
Health benefits of coconut sugar
STEPin2 - One of the great things about coconut
sugar is that in addition to being sweet, it is also
a good source of vitamins and minerals, unlike table
sugar. It is a good source of minerals such as
calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, potassium
and magnesium. It is also a good source of
10 Surprising Ways Apples Are Good for Your Health
Care2 - New research gives more reasons than ever to
plant apple trees and enjoy their delicious and
nutritious fruit. Here are ten surprising reasons to
sink your teeth into an apple today...
Magnesium consumption linked to lower risk of hip
(NaturalNews) A higher intake of magnesium may
reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to a
study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian
Institute of Public Health and published in the
Could polio or other vaccinations be behind the new
"polio-like" Illness outbreak in California?
(NaturalNews) According to reports, there are now
about 25 or more cases, and counting, of a new
"polio-like" outbreak in California children.
Disease control officials have yet to determine the
cause of the outbreak and they are looking for a new
virus. Perhaps one direction they should take a look
at is polio and other childhood vaccinations.
Insecticide Chemicals Found in Two-Thirds of
Americans and Homes Tested
AllGov - Furthermore, 99% of floor samples taken
from test homes and 65% of the study participants,
all in Northern California, had traces of
chlorpyrifos, a chemical banned for household use in
2001 because of the risks it poses to children’s
brain development. Chlorpyrifos are still allowed
for use on crops.
Azodicarbonamide yoga mat chemical confirmed in 500+
everyday foods and grocery items
(NaturalNews) Today, the Environmental Working Group
published a hard-hitting report providing yet more
evidence in support of exactly the point I've been
making. EWG researchers confirmed the presence of
azodicarbonamide, the "yoga mat chemical," in
hundreds of brand-name foods, including brands that
promote themselves as "healthy" or "natural." Food
brands found to contain the chemical include...
Hair colorants and the cancer connection - Protect
yourself with these natural alternatives
(NaturalNews) If you would like ditch standard hair
dyes, without having to sacrifice beautiful color,
Whole Living provides several alternatives. Using a
few key ingredients once a week, "[y]ou'll get
similar effects to using store-bought products, but
without the fragrances, dyes, or chemicals," states
Julie Gabriel, author of The Green Beauty Guide.
Thursday - February
2014 - Today In History:
1801 - The city of Washington, DC, was placed under
1827 - New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras
1883 - Oscar Hammerstein patented the first
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
1949 - Chaim Weizmann became the first Israeli
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 Dakota.
1981 - Chrysler Corporation was granted an
additional $400 million in federal loan guarantees.
Chrysler had posted a loss of $1.7 billion in 1980.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved the telecast of its
debates on a trial basis.
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.
Olusegun 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.
2010 - An 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami
killed 524 people in Chile caused $30 billion in
damage and left over 200,000 homeless.
Maidan protesters announce line-up of Ukrainian Cabinet, propose
Yatsenyuk for PM
RT - Protesters in Kiev’s Maidan have announced a new government line-up
and asked parliament to approve the candidatures. The Supreme Rada is
expected to vote on the new cabinet members on Thursday.
Putin orders ‘combat readiness’ tests for western, central Russian
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an urgent military
drill to test the combat readiness of the armed forces across western
and central Russia. The drill included troops dealing with mock security
and terrorist threats.
Russian military drill may be lead-in to Crimea occupation and Ukraine
DEBKAfile - There is no way that President Vladimir Putin will
relinquish Russian control of the Crimean peninsula and its military
bases there - or more particularly the big Black Sea naval base at
Sevastopol. This military stronghold is the key to Russia’s Middle East
policy. If it is imperiled, so too are Russia’s military posture in
Syria and its strategic understandings with Iran.
Kerry Promises Ukraine $1 Billion Bailout (Detroit, Not So Much)
Zero Hedge - Having threatened Russia that "any military move would be a
grave mistake" and sounding awefully like a "line" to be crossed, US
Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters that the US is ready to
bail out Ukraine...
Additional Marines sent to guard U.S. Embassy in Ukraine
marinecorpstimes.com - Members of the Marine Corps’ new Security
Augmentation Unit have been dispatched to shore up security at the U.S.
Embassy in Ukraine, as the country is on the brink of a meltdown
following weeks of violent unrest after a growing protests over
agreements made between the former president and Russian leaders.
Obama OKs nuke deal with Vietnam
The Hill - President Obama signed off Monday on a controversial civilian
nuclear deal with Vietnam. The cooperation agreement with the communist
nation allows the U.S. to sell nuclear fuel and technology to its former
foe. It aims to help guarantee Vietnams' energy independence as China
asserts a more prominent role in the region.
Russian flag over Crimea's parliament as people barricaded inside
RT - Local ethnic Russian ‘self-defense squads’ have taken control of
and raised Russian flags over the buildings of the Crimean parliament
and government in the region’s capital, Simferopol.
Yanukovich says he's still president, asks Russia to ensure his safety
RT - Viktor Yanukovich still considers himself the legitimate leader of
Ukraine and warns against an internal military conflict, according to a
statement. He also asks Russia to ensure his safety against the actions
of “extremists” that took power in Ukraine.
Poles to stage massive protest at embassy in defense of traditional
(NaturalNews) According to The Ecologist, the Polish government is right
now trying to enforce oppressive new sanitary standards for food
production that make it near-impossible for local food producers to grow
and sell their goods in local shops and restaurants, which they have
done for many years without issue.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Asks Court To Make NSA Database Even Bigger
Zero Hedge - The Obama administration has asked a special court
for approval to hold onto National Security Agency phone records
for a longer period–an unintended consequence of lawsuits
seeking to stop the phone-surveillance program.
Republicans recall Lois Lerner to testify on IRS targeting
Daily Caller - Republicans on Capitol Hill are not giving up on
getting testimony out of Lois Lerner, the disgraced IRS official
at the center of last year’s scandal over the agency’s targeting
of conservative groups for special review.
Supreme Court To Consider: Can Swat Teams Raid Gun Owners’
Off the Grid News - Does exercising your Second Amendment rights
mean that you automatically give up the Fourth Amendment
protections guaranteed by the Constitution? That is the exact
question one Texas man is asking the US Supreme Court to answer.
Pollster: Kiev-Style Revolt ‘Coming to America’
Paul Joseph Watson - Pollster and former presidential advisor
Pat Caddell warns that the rise of “soft oppression” and
corruption in the United States will facilitate a violent
Kiev-style uprising in the streets of America.
Officers Who Shot a Homeless Man 11 Times Over a Stolen Cup of
Coffee Won’t be Charged
From the Trenches - Saginaw, Michigan police officers who shot a
man 11 times, and fired a total of 47 bullets, have been given
the all clear by the U.S. Department of Justice.
For your hands only: Bond-style ‘smart gun’ controlled solely by
owner is now real
RT - Californians can now buy the first ever handgun that only
fires when operated by its owner – as wielded by Judge Dredd and
Here Is The FT’s Gold Price Manipulation Article That Was
Zero Hedge - Two days ago the FT released a clear, informative
and fact-based article, titled simply enough "Gold price rigging
fears put investors on alert" in which author Madison Marriage,
citing a report by the Fideres consultancy, revealed that global
gold prices may have been manipulated on 50 per cent of
occasions between January 2010 and December 2013.
Bitcoin advocates insist Mt. Gox collapse just a bump in the
road for digital currency
Reuters - The apparent collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange
Mt. Gox isn’t bothering Anthony Hope and others who have ditched
steady careers in government and finance to build bitcoin
companies – and who stand to lose money they have in Mt. Gox.
As bitcoin exchange MtGox collapses, man who predicted the crash
implores bitcoin holders to stop being suckered into a digital
(NaturalNews) The bitcoin infrastructure is subject to the whims
of just one person running MTGox who can arbitrarily decide to
shut it down whenever he thinks the market needs a "cooling
period." This is nearly equivalent to a financial dictatorship
where one person calls the shots.
Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange in Post-Vietnam
Activist Post - A new study shows higher exposure than
previously acknowledged. The Air Force and Department of
Veterans Affairs have previously denied benefits to these crew
35 million gallons of coal ash spilled into Dan River
RT - As much as 35 million gallons of coal ash and
arsenic-contaminated water spilled into North Carolina’s Dan
River due to a ruptured pipe at the Duke Energy power plant, a
team of researchers said Tuesday.
VIDEO: 13 workers test positive for radiation at New Mexico
nuclear waste site
Press TV - Thirteen workers at an underground nuclear waste site
in the US state of New Mexico were exposed to nuclear radiation
during a leak earlier this month, test results show.
Greenpeace co-founder tells US Senate Earth's geologic history
fundamentally contradicts CO2 climate fears
sott.net - Dr Patrick Moore was one of the co-founders of Green
NGO, Greenpeace, for several years Moore was chairman of
Greenpeace in Canada, until he became concerned at the political
direction Greenpeace was taking, and left the NGO.
Geoengineering could cause real global warming
(NaturalNews) Climate-change researchers at the University of
Washington (UW), in considering a range of mitigation scenarios,
say that the injection of sulfate particles into the earth's
atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from the planet's surface to
curb warming might pose a further threat if it is not maintained
indefinitely and additionally supported with strict restrictions
on greenhouse gas emissions.
Climategate: A Crime Against Humanity
What Really Happened - You are witness to one of the greatest
frauds perpetrated on the people of planet Earth, to trick them
out of their money and into obedience under the guise of the
fight against Human-Caused Global Warming (now rebranded "Human
Caused Climate Change" to explain away the icicles we were told
were not going to happen).
Wi-fi computer virus goes ‘airborne’ like common cold
RT - Researchers in Britain have shown for the first time how a
computer virus can spread through Wi-Fi “as efficiently as the
common cold spreads between humans.” The 'Chameleon’ Wi-Fi AP-AP
virus infiltrates dense networks and spreads at an alarming
California’s Smart Phone ‘Kill Switch’ Proposal Going
Steve Watson - Illinois lawmaker introduces identical
legislation. A lawmaker in Illinois has introduced a bill that
would mandate a ‘kill switch’ in all smart phones, potentially
allowing the authorities there to shut them down at will.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
31 Percent Of All Food In America Is Wasted – And Why That Is
About To End
Economic Collapse - Thanks to crippling drought in key growing
areas and other extremely bizarre weather patterns, a massive
food crisis is beginning to emerge all over the planet....
Approximately half of all produce grown in the United States
comes from the state of California, and right now California is
suffering through the worst stretch of drought on record. Food
prices are going to start soaring, and that is going to affect
the household budget of every family in America.
Cornucopia Institute files third legal complaint over alleged
violations at Horizon 'Organic' dairy factory farm
(NaturalNews) The nonprofit organic advocacy group the
Cornucopia Institute (CI) has filed its third legal complaint
with the National Organic Program (NOP) alleging serious
improprieties by Dean Foods, and specifically its WhiteWave
VIDEO: There Is No Free Lunch!
Liberty Crier - Why is it that some people think that if they
“need” something, they can simply steal from you?
Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of
Fatal Kidney Disease
Green Med Info - The mystery of what is causing
thousands to die each year from a fatal kidney
disease may now be solved, with evidence pointing to
the world's most heavily used herbicide Roundup (glyphosate)
as the primary culprit.
Lone Star Tick Bites Cause a Surge in Anaphylactic
Reactions To Red Meat
Daily Sheeple - If you have been bitten and
experience ANY unexpected symptoms after eating red
meat go to the nearest emergency medical facility
immediately. Anaphylaxis is a killer without prompt
medical treatment. If you have an EpiPen in the
house, even if it’s not yours, use it at the first
sign of facial swelling, it will most likely save
7 dangers of artificial sweeteners
STEPin2 - Artificial sweeteners have been the
subject of controversy for years, ever since
saccharin, the first no calorie sweetener was
discovered. Researchers are finding new health
concerns with these no calorie sweeteners. Let’s
take a look at seven potential dangers of artificial
Top 4 ways to reduce muscle and joint pain
(NaturalNews) It seems that nearly everyone is
dealing with some sort of muscle or joint pain. We
often blame it on getting old, too much physical
work or exercise, or other phantom factors that we
obviously don't understand. Regardless of our notion
of how it happened, we all really want it to go
away. Here are some simple solutions to start.
Coming soon: Radiation-free cancer screening for
(NaturalNews) The standard protocol for assessing
the extent or development of cancer is through the
usage of imaging machines like PET and CT scans, but
such machines can expose the patient to loads of
excessive radiation. Now, according to new research,
scientists have developed a whole-body imaging
technique for children suspected of having cancer
that could eliminate the exposure risk altogether.
So you say you're a vegetarian? Have you
(NaturalNews) Here's the deal: if you've been eating
cheeses labeled as having no rBST hormones and the
like, don't think for one minute that this means
those farm-grazing cuties have been spared. Time to
become familiar with the word, "rennet."
Taco Recipe Will Have You Rethinking What A Taco Is
preventdisease.com - Now that my dad has gone mostly
plant based for health reasons, he occasionally
feels like he misses meat. So I decided to make this
for him for dinner, and let me tell you, it rocks.
It’s tacos, but minus the meat, and minus the shell.
Sound a bit weird? Trust me it works.
Wednesday - February
2014 - Today In History:
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of
Elba. He then began his second conquest of France.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the National
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
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 National Park.
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 affair.
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
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.
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 allows some media coverage with family
Russian Troops Take Up Positions In Sevastopol As Ukraine Teeters On The
Brink Of Civil War
InvestmentWatch - Russian military vehicles have been photographed in
the main square of Sevastopol, and there are fears that Ukraine is about
to plunge into a very bloody civil war. The pro-Russian eastern half of
Ukraine is in a state of shock, and many living there are openly calling
on Russia to militarily intervene to protect them against the protest
groups that have seized power in Kiev.
Dr. Ironfist Rides Crest of State Department Spawned Euromaidan
Kurt Nimmo - Vitali Klitschko is a creature groomed by the U.S.
establishment. Earlier this month when Assistant Secretary of State for
European Affairs Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. Ambassador
to Ukraine, were caught on tape discussing who should run Ukraine,
Nuland cast aspersions on former boxer Vitali Klitschko.
Ukrainians Demand 2nd Amendment in New Constitution
Paul Joseph Watson - EU-friendly government unlikely to grant actual
freedoms. The question of how much the Ukrainian revolution was a grass
roots effort versus being driven by external influences will be put to
the test by a demand from some Ukrainian citizens that a right to bear
arms be included in the country’s new constitution.
Can Washington overthrow three governments at the same time?
Blacklisted News - Washington, which failed in 2011 to bomb Libya and
Syria simultaneously, is now engaged in a new demonstration of its
strength: organizing regime change in three states at the same time, in
different regions of the world: Syria (CentCom), Ukraine (EuCom) and
Venezuelan diplomats given 48 hours to leave US in tit-for-tat move
RT - The US has given three Venezuelan diplomats 48 hours to leave the
embassy in Washington DC, a week after three American consular officials
were expelled from Venezuela on the order of President Maduro.
Russia condemns rumored Saudi plans to arm Syrian rebels with anti-air
RT - The Russian foreign ministry has expressed “deep concern” at
reports from anonymous sources that Saudi Arabia is planning to supply
Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile launchers to
“turn the tide” in the three-year conflict.
Bank of England and Federal Reserve Knew About – and Encouraged –
Massive Interest Rate Manipulation by Big Banks
Washington's Blog - We noted in 2012 that bot the Bank of England and
Federal Reserve knew about the Libor interest rate rigging scandal by
the big banks. Newly-released minutes of the meeting of the Fed’s Open
Market Committee confirm that the Fed knew about the Libor interest rate
Russian Troops Take Up Positions In Sevastopol As Ukraine Teeters On The
Brink Of Civil War
thetruthwins.com - Russian military vehicles have been photographed in
the main square of Sevastopol, and there are fears that Ukraine is about
to plunge into a very bloody civil war. The pro-Russian eastern half of
Ukraine is in a state of shock, and many living there are openly calling
on Russia to militarily intervene to protect them against the protest
groups that have seized power in Kiev.
Ukraine Vows to Protect Bank Deposits as Government Vote Delayed
Bloomberg - Ukraine is weighing measures to stem cash withdrawals after
as much as 7 percent of deposits were taken from banks during last
week’s bloody uprising, underscoring the need for action to fend off a
Activist Predicts Ukraine-Style Uprising in China
Paul Joseph Watson - Exiled Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says that
Beijing should prepare for a Ukrainian-style uprising provoked by the
Communist country’s hardening crackdown on human rights.
New Reports: Possible Israeli Bombing On Lebanese-Syria Border
Activist Post - Reports are now being circulated by the Western media
outlets citing Lebanon’s National News Agency regarding an alleged
Israeli bombing of the Lebanese-Syrian border on Monday February 24,
U.S. News, Politics & Government
“Surrender Your Firearms,” Connecticut Tells Unregistered Gun
Kit Daniels - The State of Connecticut is now demanding that gun
owners across the state turn in all newly-banned, unregistered
firearms and magazines or face felony arrest.
Report: Cops Continued Beating Dead, Unarmed Suspect
Adan Salazar - The lawyer for a family whose patriarch died
after a one-sided confrontation with police says officers may
have continued beating the man even after he was already dead.
The attorney’s remarks come as outrageous new raw footage
documenting the last moments of the man’s life is released.
Honor Student Drives Dad's Car to School, Random Search Crushes
Scholarship Dreams and Results in Felony Charges
Daily Sheeple - In one of the most ridiculous examples of “zero
tolerance” yet, a high school honor student in Clarksville,
Tennessee has been so severely punished for a fishing knife
found in his father’s vehicle on school property that he may
lose his chance at a college scholarship.
New Senate Bill Proposes GE Labeling in California
ecowatch.com - The bill, if passed, would require GE food to be
labeled as genetically engineered, but food containing only some
GE ingredients could be labeled “Produced with Genetic
Engineering” or “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering.”
The bill prohibits punishment for failure to label GE foods if
less than 1 percent of the ingredients in packaged food is
genetically engineered or if the producer didn’t know they were
using – or didn’t intend to use – GE foods.
IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return
atr.org - President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today
quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips”
warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health
insurance – as defined by the federal government – or face a
“shared responsibility payment” when filing their tax returns in
The Collapse Of Bitcoin
Economic Collapse - Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has no
intrinsic value. The only thing giving bitcoin value is the
faith that people have in it, and now that faith has been
shattered. This week, the most prominent bitcoin exchange in the
entire world, Mt. Gox, totally collapsed.
Department of Veterans Affairs employees destroyed veterans’
medical records to cancel backlogged exam requests
Daily Caller - Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) destroyed veterans’ medical files in a systematic attempt
to eliminate backlogged veteran medical exam requests, a former
VA employee told The Daily Caller.
Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast
LiveScience - Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear
power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said
today at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences
Meeting in Honolulu.
The Mainstream Finally Admits the Planet is Cooling
The Daily Sheeple - A study by the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory has concluded that the solar cycle and volcanic
activity both have a cooling effect on the planet.
Colorado First State to Clamp Down on Fracking Methane Pollution
Bloomberg - Colorado regulators approved groundbreaking controls
on emissions from oil and natural gas operations after an
unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists
agreed on measures to counter worsening smog.
Dad May Join Two Moms for Disease-Free Designer Babies
Bloomberg - A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic
disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people,
instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing
ethical lines for designer babies. The process works by
replacing potentially variant DNA in the unfertilized eggs of a
hopeful mother with disease-free genes from a donor.
Dragonfly: World's Smallest Autonomous Drone Takes Flight
Activist Post - The mimicking of nature heralds a new focus in
the development of drones. While DARPA and their contractors
have been working on true nano surveillance with biological
components, it is the modeling of insects that is currently
being released to the public.
Microsoft turns bosses into the NSA - Because companies want to
be Big Brother too
TechEye - For a while now there has been a hole in the market
for autocratic bosses who love to spy on their employees. After
all they have looked at the US government looked at how they can
check everything that their citizens do and said "I want some of
that". Now the friendly software maker Microsoft is allowing
such bosses to set up a NSA spy network in their own companies.
The Dark Side of Cloud Computing (w/Infographic)
Activist Post - The graphic examines the history of Cloud
storage, the outages, and other areas that highlight the darker
side of this method of storage which need to be considered in
our era of bigger and bigger Big Data.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
5 New Solutions For Growing Healthy Produce Indoors
Natural Blaze - The following inventions offer an exciting way
to have fresh produce year-round ... right in your own kitchen,
while also presenting a potential reduction in overall cost.
New USDA GM Crops Report Includes Surprise Criticisms
Sustainable Pulse - Despite this criticism the ERS report was as
expected mostly very supportive of GM Crops and also contained
some worrying information for US citizens including: Researchers
have thousands of tests underway in U.S. fields for new crops.
As of September 2013, about 7,800 releases have been approved
for genetically engineered (GE) corn, more than 2,200 for GE
soybeans, more than 1,100 for GE cotton, and about 900 for GE
Cutting Salt May Increase Your Risk of Fatal Heart
Green Med Info - February is the federally declared
“American Heart Month.” With that comes a barrage of
advice about how to prevent heart disease, including
putting down the salt shaker. But where is the
science supporting that recommendation?
The Longterm Health Impact of Toxic Food Packaging
Natural Blaze - Researchers are slowly, surely and
quietly admitting the cumulative effects of handling
food packaging and eating its contents over the
years. What are they, and what can you do? Without
having to wear a biohazard suit, of course.
Largest, Longest Study on Mammograms Again Finds No
Dr. Mercola - Over the course of the study, the
death rate from breast cancer was virtually
identical between those who received an annual
mammogram, and those who did not. 22 percent of
screen detected invasive breast cancers were also
over-diagnosed, leading to unnecessary treatment.
Beware of the “new and improved” type of mammogram
called 3D tomosynthesis, as it exposes you to even
HIGHER doses of radiation than a standard mammogram.
Massachusetts judge orders sick girl abused by
medical system to be taken from family
(NaturalNews) CBS Boston and others report that
15-year-old Justina Pelletier, who for months has
been wasting away in a mental facility upon orders
from Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), will now be
placed into foster care rather than go home with her
parents following an outrageous ruling by a Boston
'Dementia Village' offers natural alternative to
soul-crushing nursing homes
(NaturalNews) A small village in the Netherlands
just outside of Amsterdam provides a home for people
with dementia, a place that doesn't confine them to
a small area or force them to live in sterile
hospital conditions. Residents need fewer
medications and are able to live in comfortable
apartments tailored to their individual style.
Studies show many health benefits from eating
(NaturalNews) Although the human body is made up of
10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream
medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill
off the bacteria that make up their body
indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and
Red clover improves blood flow, bone density and
alleviates menopause symptoms
(NaturalNews) They are a great source of important
nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, potassium,
niacin, thiamine and vitamin C. They are also
considered to be a reasonably high source of
isoflavones, providing very beneficial
phytoestrogens that tend to mimic women's estrogens
by helping to minimize the unpleasant effects caused
by menstruation and most importantly menopause.
Hyperthyroidism: The Growing Epidemic that Can Make
Your Cat Extra Hungry
Dr. Becker - Hyperthyroidism is epidemic in older
cats. Over 10 percent of kitties 10 years and older
have the disease. And a recent study points to a
likely contributing factor: the concentration of
iodine in commercial cat food.
Tuesday - February
2014 - Today In History:
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
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 Oregon became the first state to
place a tax on gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per
1928 - The Federal Radio Commission issued the first
U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins
Laboratories in Washington, DC.
1933 - The aircraft carrier Ranger was launched. It
was the first ship in the U.S. Navy to be designed
and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier.
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
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
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 4 NYC police
officers of 2nd-degree murder and lesser charges in
the Feb. 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.
What Is Happening In Ukraine Is Far More Important Than Most People
Economic Collapse - What the people of Ukraine are being put through is
absolutely horrible. They are caught in the middle of a massive tug of
war between the East and the West, and they are paying a great price for
it. Ultimately, Ukraine will end up either being dominated by Russia (a
bad outcome) or by the EU and the United States (another bad outcome).
Fake Photos Used to Vilify Venezuela
Latin American Bureau - Dozens of images are circulating at this moment
on social networks and in the media in different countries, as a way of
alleging that there is a 'cruel repression' by the security forces of
Venezuela against opposition demonstrations. Alba Ciudad has compiled
some of these images in order to challenge this campaign of lies against
Venezuela death toll rises to 13 as protests flare
Reuters - The demonstrations are the biggest challenge to President
Nicolas Maduro's 10-month-old government, though there is no sign they
could topple him or affect the OPEC member's oil shipments. Venezuela is
Latin America's biggest exporter of crude oil and has the world's
largest petroleum reserves.
Ron Paul: Leave Ukraine alone!
RT - Last week Ukraine saw its worst violence since the break-up of the
Soviet Union over 20 years ago. Protesters occupying the main square in
the capitol city, Kiev, clashed with police leaving many protesters and
police dead and many more wounded. It is an ongoing tragedy and it looks
like there is no end in sight.
In Ukraine uprising political groups once on the fringes are in the
The Independent - Independence Square was a victorious arena; the hated
enemy had been overthrown, his security forces driven from the streets;
the capital and half the country belonged to the revolution. The other
half, however, remains loyal to Viktor Yanukovych and the reckoning
which will unfold in the coming days is likely to show the alarming rise
in the power of paramilitaries.
Ukraine uprising: EU aims to woo new leadership with aid deal
The Independent - The European Union moved swiftly Sunday with offers of
financial support to shore up its ties with the emerging government in
Ukraine, but diplomats were keeping a wary eye on Moscow, which has
fought hard to maintain its hold over the former Soviet state.
Egypt's military-backed government resigns
Al Jazeera - Egypt's interim prime minister announced Monday the
resignation of his cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in
part to pave the way for the nation's military chief to leave his
defense minister's post to run for president.
US training Japanese forces to 'invade, retake island': Report
Press TV - In an indirect forewarning to China, the United States is
training Japanese troops during an annual training exercise to “invade
and retake an island captured by hostile forces.”
foreign minister makes rare visit to Iraq
StratRisks - Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has held talks in Baghdad
on issues ranging from trade to arming Iraq’s hard-pressed security
forces. It is the first such visit in over a decade.
Brazil presses EU for progress on undersea cable to circumvent US spying
RT - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pressed the EU to progress with
plans to install an undersea communications cable directly to Europe on
Monday. Rousseff is seeking to bypass the US following reports that the
NSA has been spying on top officials.
Mexican drug lord moves to block US extradition
Yahoo News - Mexico's powerful drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
sought Monday to prevent any extradition bid by the United States, where
he faces charges for smuggling massive amounts of cocaine.
GM crops: European scientists descend on Africa to promote biotech
The Guardian - Africa is expected to be the next target of GM food
companies, as European scientists and policymakers travel to Ethiopia to
boost the prospect of growing more of the controversial crops on the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Secret U.S. Government Watchlist Forces Company to Place Hold on
Paul Joseph Watson - A secret U.S. government watchlist is
forcing companies to place orders on hold, according to an
Australian named David Jones, whose name was flagged up as
suspicious when he tried to purchase computer parts.
Virginia counter-terror training by anti-Muslim activist sparks
The Guardian - A former FBI agent who believes that the Muslim
Brotherhood has infiltrated the US government and that John
Brennan, the director of the CIA, is a secret follower of Islam
is poised to begin three days of counter-terrorism training with
law enforcers in northern Virginia.
'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs
policeone.com - 'Swatting,' or making false 911 calls that
trigger heavy response by police, is a growing concern and is
becoming more common in other areas outside of Los Angeles, a
popular target of prank SWAT calls.
Bill to punish gun-seizing cops gets full senate support
kboi2.com - A bill to punish law enforcement officers who obey a
hypothetical federal mandate to seize the firearms of Idaho
citizens found no opposition on the Senate floor. Lawmakers
voted 34-0 in favor of the bill Wednesday, clearing its path to
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Second Amendment Cases
Kurt Nimmo - Three cases involving Second Amendment issues were
turned away from the Supreme Court on Monday. The cases
concerned the right of Americans to carry firearms outside their
homes for self-defense.
Piers Morgan Admits Gun Control Advocacy Led to Show Being Axed
Paul Joseph Watson - Decision sends clear message that Americans
are rejecting networks acting as state media mouthpieces.
Obama Seizes Control of Late Night TV
Paul Joseph Watson - The recent replacement of Jay Leno with
Obama cheerleader Jimmy Fallon is part of a White House coup
d’état to take control of late night television. With more and
more young Americans deserting news networks and getting their
information and opinions from late night comedy/discussion
shows, the establishment is moving into using the entertainment
industry as its primary conduit for state propaganda.
Gates Foundation Launches Giant Database on School Children
truthrevolt.org - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave
$100 million to fund a giant database to collect private
information of American school children starting in early
education and extending all the way through high school.
South Carolina City Implements Law Requiring $120 Permit To Feed
Zero Hedge - One impacted charity that was interviewed by
theFree Times, Food Not Bombs, has been serving food to the
homeless in Finlay Park every Sunday for 12 years. The group’s
organizer, Judith Turnipseed, noted that the group has an
impeccable track record and always tidies up after the meal. But
with the new crackdown, Food Not Bombs will have to pay at least
$120 per week for the right to feed the homeless.
Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead
Zero Hedge - The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The
Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and
member of a prominent local family died last week. Former
National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in
Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19.
Corporations Received 22,000% Return on Investment from Lobbying
Breitbart - In "Boomtown," a blockbuster one-hour investigative
special that aired Friday on Fox News' "Hannity," Peter
Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute
(GAI), and Steve Bannon, Breitbart News' Executive Chairman,
revealed a study discovered that for every dollar corporations
spent on lobbying in 2004, they received $220 in return.
House Prepares to Pass "Taxpayer Bill of Rights"
Forbes - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday
on a pair of bills which could accurately be called a kind of
“Taxpayer Bill of Rights.”
Proposal to Tax E-Cigarettes at 95% Will Hurt Washington State
atr.org - A bill before the Washington state Senate would
redefine "vapor products" like e-cigarettes as "tobacco
substitutes" and "tobacco products," subjecting them to a 95
percent state tax. Supporters of the bill have suggested this
will generate more than $40 million annually for the state.
More radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site
(AP) - More airborne radiation has been detected in southeastern
New Mexico from a leak at the nation's first underground nuclear
waste dump. The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday the
results are from samples collected last week at numerous air
monitoring stations at and around the Waste Isolation Pilot
Plant near Carlsbad.
How Small Reactor Fires Could Result in U.S. Nuclear Disasters
Worse Than Fukushima
Global Research - The Nuclear Information Resource and Service
and dozens of other organizations on Tuesday uncovered an
unpublished study by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
that suggests that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could
render up to 9,400 square miles uninhabitable, displacing more
than 4 million Americans.
Oil Spill Shuts New Orleans Port & Mississippi River
Zero Hedge - A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi near New
Orleans remained closed Monday after two vessels collided and
caused an oil spill on Saturday in foggy conditions about 30
miles west of New Orleans.
Western spy agencies build ‘cyber magicians’ to manipulate
RT - Secret units within the 'Five Eyes" global spying network
engage in covert online operations that aim to invade, deceive,
and control online communities and individuals through the
spread of false information and use of ingenious social-science
Cyber-Security Experts Ask If Apple “Flaw” Was Really NSA
Steve Watson - Following an admission by Apple that a “bug” in
its operating system had left devices open to potential hacking,
experts are questioning whether the security hole was
intentional, in order to allow the NSA backdoor access as part
of its mass spying program.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Livestock Vaccines OK for USDA Organic Production
Farm Wars - At present, the National List identifies all
vaccines, as a group, as synthetic substances allowed for use in
organic livestock production. Vaccines are not individually
listed on the National List, but rather are included on as a
group of synthetic substances termed “Biologics Vaccines,” that
may be used in organic livestock production.
Feds Withhold Water To California Farmers For First Time In 54
Daily Sheeple - Federal officials announced Friday that many
California farmers caught in the state’s drought can expect to
receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of
rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.
Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal
Off The Grid News - Living off the grid is illegal in Cape
Coral, Florida, according to a court ruling Thursday. Special
Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that the city’s codes allow
Robin Speronis to live without utility power but she is still
required to hook her home to the city’s water system. Her
alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin
Melatonin could help prevent growth of breast cancer
(NaturalNews) New research from Henry Ford Hospital
in Detroit suggests that breast cancer rates may be
increasing due to lack of melatonin production in
today's sleep deprived, light stimulated generation.
Fennel can help neutralize cancer and encourage
(NaturalNews) Fennel has been widely used to assist
the bodily functions of the kidneys, spleen, liver,
lungs and digestive system.
Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe
preventdisease.com - This apple smoothie gives you
the best of both worlds, high on vitamins,
antioxidants and great taste.
10 Reasons to Ignore Mainstream Medicine’s
“Conventional Wisdom” on Salt
Natural Society - Do you still think salt
consumption causes high blood pressure and heart
attacks? The taboo on salt has been challenged -
here is the truth about salt.
Brazil Nuts and Milk Found to Promote Better Sleep
Natural Society - The study looked at the health and
sleep habits of more than 4,500 American adults. The
researchers determined the selenium and potassium in
Brazil nuts, along with the calcium in a glass of
milk, could be just what the naturopath ordered.
Monday - February
2014 - Today In History:
1803 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the
final interpreter of all constitutional issues.
1857 - The first shipment of perforated postage
stamps was received by the U.S. Government.
1863 - Arizona was organized as a territory.
1866 - In Washington, DC, an American flag made
entirely of American bunting was displayed for the
1868 - The first parade to use floats occurred in
New Orleans at Mardi Gras.
1868 - The U.S. House of Representatives impeached
President Andrew Johnson due to his attempt to
dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The U.S.
Senate later acquitted Johnson.
1903 - In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an area was leased
to the U.S. for a naval base.
1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all
12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime
1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the
1945 - During World War II, the Philippine capital
of Manilla, was liberated by U.S. soldiers.
1981 - Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of
Britain's Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
1983 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above
the 1100 mark for the first time.
1983 - A U.S. congressional commission released a
report that condemned the internment of
Japanese-Americans during World War II.
1989 - Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini sentenced
Salman Rushdie to death for his novel "The Satanic
Verses". A bounty of one to three-million-dollars
was also put on Rushidie's head.
1989 - A United Airlines 747 jet rips open in flight
killing 9 people. The flight was from Honolulu to
1997 - The U.S. The Food and Drug Administration
named six brands of birth control as safe and
effective "morning-after" pills for preventing
1997 - Dick Enberg received a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame.
2006 - South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on
nearly all abortions.
2007 - The Virginia General Assembly passed a
resolution expressing "profound regret" for the
state's role in slavery.
2008 - Cuba's parliament named Raul Castro
president. His brother Fidel had ruled for nearly 50
‘I’m not leaving’: Yanukovich accuses opposition of coup d’etat, calls
on EU to fulfill obligations
RT February 22, 2014 - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has called
the latest developments in the country a coup d’etat, denying
speculations of his resignation. He also accused international mediators
of not fulfilling their obligations. Follow RT's Live Updates.
Ukrainian parliament appoints speaker as acting president
RT February 23, 2014 - The opposition-controlled Ukrainian parliament
has voted to appoint its freshly-elected Speaker Aleksandr Turchinov as
acting president. MPs supporting the move arguing that President
Yanukovich has de facto resigned his office.
Yanukovich wanted over mass killings in Ukraine, whereabouts unknown
RT February 24, 2014 - The new Ukrainian authorities have put missing
President Yanukovich on the wanted list on suspicion of involvement in
mass killings during the riots in Kiev. He was reportedly last seen at
his residence in Crimea.
Domino Effect: Ukraine Neighbor Belarus May Be Next
Kurt Nimmo - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko Sunday made a
point of stating that the Maidan revolution that has transformed Ukraine
will not be a factor in Belarus.
EU Offers Conditional “Aid” For Ukraine’s “Catastrophic, Pre-Default”
Zero Hedge - "There is no money in Ukraine's Treasury account,"
exclaimed 'Interim President' Oleksandr Turchynov to the Ukrainian
parliament; adding that the Ukraine economy is in a "catastrophic
Tymoshenko Promises to Deliver Ukraine to the Globalists
Kurt Nimmo - Plan to loot and further impoverish nation may now
commence. On Saturday, oligarch, embezzler, murder suspect and former
prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, released from a clinical hospital in
the eastern industrial city of Kharkiv, told the Euromaidan
revolutionaries in Kyviv’s Independence Square to stay the course.
Ambassador Rice Warns Moscow Not to Intervene in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - Obama’s UN ambassador said US will work with EU and IMF to
“restructure” Ukraine’s debt. Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations,
Susan Rice, has warned Russia not to send troops to Ukraine to protect
its assets in the country, including a naval base at Sevastopol on the
Venezuela revokes CNN journalists’ press credentials for ‘war
RT - Venezuela has revoked or denied press credentials for seven CNN
journalists working in the country for what President Nicolas Maduro
called “war propaganda” amid coverage of anti-government protests.
VIDEO: Venezuelan rival groups hold fresh rallies
Press TV - Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the
streets in another day of rallies to show their support or opposition to
the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Kerry's laughable remarks in Beijing
RT - US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks both laughable
and frightening after meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing on
Friday. Regarding China's maritime territory disputes with its Asian
neighbors, Kerry asked that China implement “a calmer, more rule-of-law
based, less confrontational regime.”
US investigates illegal military equipment shipments from Israel to Iran
The Telegraph - US Homeland Security says Israeli arms dealers have been
sending spare military jet parts to Iran in breach of sanctions.
Brazil will use robots to police the 2014 World Cup
Daily Caller - The Brazilian government has agreed to pay $7.2 million
to Massachusetts-based iRobot for 30 of its PackBot robots, according to
a Robohub report. The robots will be programmed to analyze
suspicious-looking objects in 12 cities hosting World Cup match-ups
across Brazil beginning in June.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Michigan Democrat Rep. Gary Peters threatens TV station licenses
over Obamacare ad
Washington Examiner - While Julie Boonstra of Dexter, Mich.,
struggles to survive leukemia, she now also has to cope with
being called a liar by the Democrat who wants to be her next
senator. And the campaign of Rep. Gary Peters is also going
after television stations airing ads in which her story is
featured, threatening their licenses.
The Routine Use of Fake Images and Video Footage by the Western
Global Research - This process of manipulating the truth and
presenting fake images is nothing new. When it is discovered,
CNN or the BBC will invariably apologize for having used the
“wrong image”, from the “wrong country” from its extensive
archives. The February anti-government riots in Venezuela were
“documented” by numerous fake images.
Freedom to discriminate? Controversial Arizona bill takes step
toward becoming law
RT - The Arizona state Senate approved legislation Wednesday
permitting businesses in the state to refuse service to
potential customers based on an owner’s religious beliefs,
infuriating equal rights advocates who claim the bill legalizes
YouTube: NY State Senator Proposes Bill Requiring Government
Mandated Parenting Classes
The State mandated parental reeducation camps classes, proposed
by Democrat Senator Ruben Diaz, would be prerequisite to your
child advancing to the next grade. Under the bill, employers
would also be required to provide a paid day of leave in order
for parents to attend the government instruction.
Liberal Politicians Launched the Idea of “Free Trade Agreements”
In the 1960s to Strip Nations of Sovereignty and Hand Power Over
to Global Corporations
Washington’s Blog - Liberals might assume that it is Republicans
who are cheerleaders for global corporations at the expense of
government. But, as shown below, liberal politicians have been
just as bad … or worse.
Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got
$1.8M in Funding
CNS News - The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American
newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs"
study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it.
FCC suspends controversial media study
Washington Examiner - Facing growing criticism over a plan to
question journalists in newsrooms around the country to assess
whether those journalists are meeting government-defined
"critical needs," the FCC on Friday announced that it is
suspending a pilot program until the entire project can be
redesigned. The pilot study was to have taken place in Columbia,
S.C., in the district of powerful Democratic Rep. James Clyburn,
whose daughter Mignon Clyburn is an FCC commissioner and an
advocate of the project.
Irresponsible lawmakers cause citizen revolt
gopusa.com - Reality is of little interest to Connecticut
politicians when they're intent on making a statement. They
thought that they could compel everyone to think as they do
about gun control by threatening those who disagree with a
felony. It didn't work. Faced with 300,000 potential offenders,
officials must decide whether to ignore the new law, or enforce
it by sending SWAT teams to raid the homes of anyone suspected
of owning the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15.
Gun production in US sets new record with 30 percent increase
RT - Gun makers in the United States produced a record number of
weapons in 2012, as new government data suggests Democratic
presidents may actually be a boon to firearms manufacturers.
FAA risks losing drone war
Politico - Thanks to falling prices, spotty enforcement and the
fact that it’s almost impossible to spot the devices being used,
the FAA is often powerless to halt the growing drone swarm.
10 Stories From The Cold, Hard Streets Of America That Will
Break Your Heart
Economic Collapse - If the economy is really "getting better",
then why have millions upon millions of formerly middle class
Americans been pushed to the point of utter despair?
WH: 'We Don't Want Deficit Reduction to Come at Expense of
CNS News - So much for deficit reduction. President Obama's
Fiscal Year 2015 budget, due out in March, will focus on
"investments" for "a stronger future," Obama's top economic
adviser said on Thursday. Savings will be "directed towards the
Despite Obama Promise, Stimulus Funds Blown on Beltway Dog Parks
atr.org - The White House hasn’t said much this week to
celebrate the five year anniversary of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act, and it is no wonder. While some projects
weren’t exactly “shovel ready,” two dog parks in tony DC
neighborhoods were deemed pooper-scooper ready, a violation of
President Obama’s promise in March 2009 to do “everything in our
power” to prevent stimulus money from going to dog parks.
Pat Tillman 2.0: Tale of Sgt. Peralta’s ‘Iraq War Heroism’ in
Fallujah Was Total Fiction
21st Century Wire - He was the Hispanic-American face of the
Iraq War. His death was tragedy for his colleagues, friends and
family. US Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta was killed during the
Battle of Fallujah in 2004, from a bullet to the head. This is a
fact, but what was added on top of this story… has now been
exposed as a total fiction.
Swat Team Search Leaves Lakewood Landlord With Hefty Repair Bill
king5.com - One look at Dan Neary’s property and you know
something’s not right. The garage door is off its hinges, all
the windows are broken and the back gate is lying on its side.
For this Army veteran, it’s like a flashback to his time at war.
“This is kind of like an assault I would do in Afghanistan or
Iraq,” said Neary.
American military banned from purchasing flags made in China
RT - Any American flag purchased by the US Defense Department
from now on will be legally required to have been made in the
EPA Wood-Stove Proposal Prompts Rural Backlash
Newsmax.com - A federal proposal to clean up the smoke wafting
from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural
residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close
the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold
winter days. Proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency would significantly reduce the amount of
particle pollution allowed from the smokestacks of new
residential wood-powered heaters.
Florida nuclear plant may be in trouble
Tampa Bay Times - More than 3,700 tubes that help cool a nuclear
reactor at Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie facility exhibit
wear. Most other similar plants have between zero and a few
hundred. Worst case: A tube bursts and spews radioactive fluid.
That's what happened at the San Onofre plant in California two
years ago. The plant shut down forever because it would have
cost too much to fix.
Major US Utility: “No Rational Basis” for Smart Meters
takebackyourpower.net - In a written submittal filed with the
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Northeast
Utilities was highly critical of a proposed state plan that
would require utilization of “advanced metering” or smart meters
within the state of Massachusetts as part of an electrical grid
Exxon CEO: Don't frack in my backyard
The CEO of ExxonMobil – the top producer of natural gas in the
US – has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a
water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near
his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
VIDEO: Look At What The Government Could Do With Your Cell Phone
Liberty Crier - As long as it is turned on, your mobile phone
registers its position with cell towers every few minutes,
whether the phone is being used or not.
Will This Watch-Controlled Smart Pistol Really Make Owning a Gun
gizmodo.com - Last week, a gun shop in California introduced a
new addition to its stock: A .22-caliber pistol that only works
when the user is wearing the accompanying RFID-enabled watch.
It's being heralded as the "iPhone of guns."
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Watch Out For “Agent Orange” Drift
Natural Blaze - If the USDA approves a new type of genetically
modified corn, then the herbicide “2,4-D” – half of the chemical
concoction found in Agent Orange – will shower US farms far and
wide.... Because of its ability to drift, 2,4-D is 400 times
more likely than Round-Up to cause damage to crops it wasn’t
Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air and Rain Samples, Gov.
Green Med Info - The GM farming system has made exposure to
Roundup herbicide a daily fact of our existence, and according
to the latest US Geological Survey study its probably in the air
you are breathing...
Turmeric's Heart-Saving Properties Confirmed In New
Green Med Info - A remarkable new study published in
the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry reveals the
immense value of the ancient spice
turmeric in the treatment of type 2 diabetes,
and the reversal of pathological states linked to
its most deadly complication: atherosclerotic heart
Herbal Extract Combination Reduces Osteoarthritis
Green Med Info - French hospital researchers have
confirmed that a combination of herbs together with
bromelain from pineapples can significantly reduce
joint pain from osteoarthritis. The researchers gave
a combination of two herbal extracts - Devil's claw
(Harpagophytum procumbens) and Turmeric (Curcuma
longa) – and bromelain – a enzyme complex from
pineapples – to 42 patients with osteoarthritis.
Intravenous Vitamin C - A Cancer Killer The FDA
Prevent Disease - No matter how high the
concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy
cells. Yet, through an array of enzymatic and
metabolic reactions, vitamin C has an impressive
ability to protect and treat and wide range of
diseases, including cancer. When something is this
effective at treating disease, the FDA will stop at
nothing to prevent public access.
How Avocado Can Help with Weight Management
Dr. Mercola - Avocados are rich in monounsaturated
fat that is easily burned for energy. They also
provide close to 20 essential health-boosting
nutrients, including potassium, vitamin E,
B-vitamins, and folic acid, and enable your body to
more efficiently absorb fat-soluble nutrients in
Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain
Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ Disease
(CBS) – The data is scary: Nearly half of water
faucets sampled across the United States tested
positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’
12 potentially life-threatening errors you're making
in food preparedness and survival strategies
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Although armed with good
intentions, most preppers and survivalists are
making critical errors -- perhaps fatal errors -- in
their food preparedness strategies.
Antidepressant Paxil, commonly precribed for
depressed cancer patients, increases risk of breast
(NaturalNews) New research suggests that one of the
more popular antidepressants, Paxil, may actually
contribute to the growth of cancerous tumors in
Top seven ways Big Food tricks you into eating
(NaturalNews) Most people know that fast food,
processed sugars, artificial sweeteners and vaccines
(injections containing MSG [monosodium glutamate],
aluminum, mercury and formaldehyde) cause cancer and
Alzheimer's disease, but many people overlook
questionable products that haven't been in the
newspapers, on TV doctor shows or in their favorite
5 reasons your digestive system isn't working
(NaturalNews) It seems nearly everyone has digestive
issues these days. Crohn's, IBS, colitis, celiac,
and dozens of other digestive disorders have made an
industry out of sugar free, gluten free, and dairy
free products. So why is it that those with
digestive issues can't often fully fix them and have
to follow a very strict diet or suffer the painful
California doctors refuse to perform back surgery on
man with Obamacare coverage
A new case from California involves a mechanic who
is being denied much needed back surgery. Hardly
able to walk, due to the pain, the man has been
searching for a surgeon who can accept him under his
new affordable care plan. But the insurance coverage
that he switched to under Obamacare is denying him
back surgery because he is "out of network."
Friday - February
2014 - Today In History:
1848 - The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl
Marx and Friedrich Engels.
1858 - The first electric burglar alarm was
installed in Boston, MA.
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 fifty names.
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
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
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 admitted prostitute.
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."
1999 - India's Prime Minister Atal Bihair Vajpayee
concluded two days of meeting with Pakistan's Prime
Minister Mohammad Nowaz Sharif.
2011 - Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi's
regime, with Libyan government officials at home and
abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a
major government building ablaze after clashes in
the capital of Tripoli.
Ukrainian parliament passes resolution to pull back troops from Kiev
RT - Amid a new spate of violence and bloodshed on Thursday, Ukrainian
parliament voted to halt counter-terrorism operations in the country and
pull back law enforcement from central Kiev. The resolution, though,
would not be signed until Friday.
100 Dead in Ukraine as US and EU Move to Impose Sanctions
Kurt Nimmo - Senators John McCain and Chris Murphy are working with
other members of Congress to get the United States more deeply involved
in the internal affairs of Ukraine.
Exposed: Ukrainian ‘Protesters’ Backed by Kony 2012-Style Scam
Paul Joseph Watson - As they seize weapons, take over government
buildings and fire on media outlets, the US-backed Ukrainian protesters
are being afforded legitimacy with the aid of a Kony 2012-style viral
video which triumphs the grass roots nature of the demonstrations yet is
linked to shadowy NGOs that have been directly involved in staging phony
‘color revolutions’ in the past.
Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War And Great Power Confrontation?
Paul Craig Roberts - People ask for solutions, but no solutions are
possible in a disinformed world. Populations almost everywhere are
dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation.
Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the
problems. For those few inclined to be messengers, it is largely a
Pharmaceutical Drug Trial Industry in Kenya
Natural Blaze - African continent countries are becoming “hot” drug
trial markets for Phase I, II, and III drug trials, especially Kenya and
South Africa. However, there are grave concerns about the safety,
effective regulations, and ethical standards of trials conducted by
international pharmaceutical companies.
Venezuela's President Maduro accuses Obama of fanning violence
RT - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused President Obama of
promoting ongoing protests in the country, and of backing members of the
opposition alleged to be behind violence.
New radioactive leak reported contained at Japan nuclear plant
VOA News - A new leak of highly radioactive water has been discovered at
Japan’s tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Plant operator
TEPCO said Thursday that 100 tons of contaminated water leaked from a
storage tank at the facility.
Study claims USS Reagan crew exposed to extremely high levels of
radiation near Fukushima
RT - A new report on the nuclear crisis that started to unfold in
Fukushima, Japan almost three years ago suggests that American troops
who assisted with disaster relief efforts were exposed to unheard of
radiation levels while on assignment.
Ukraine's President Yanukovich declares early elections, constitutional
RT - Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has announced early
presidential elections. He also said that the constitution of 2004,
which limits presidential powers, will be returned. This was one of the
main demands by the opposition.
The "Ukraine Situation" Explained In One Map
Zero Hedge - Sadly, everything you need to know about the crisis in
Ukraine in one worrisome map which summarizes all the relevant "red
lines." Given this - is there any doubt this will not end with peaceful
US downplays inciting remarks on China
Press TV - The US Department of Defense has played down remarks by a top
Navy intelligence officer who recently said he believed that China is
training its forces to become capable of carrying out a "short, sharp"
war with Japan in the East China Sea.
China Starts To Make A Power Move Against The U.S. Dollar
Economic Collapse - In order for our current level of debt-fueled
prosperity to continue, the rest of the world must continue to use our
dollars to trade with one another and must continue to buy our debt at
ridiculously low interest rates. Of course the number one foreign nation
that we depend on to participate in our system is China.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Missing Military-Industrial-Complex Money
batr.org - When Major General Smedley Butler made his case,"War
is a Racket" he did not pull any punches. "The normal profits of
a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and
sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits – ah! That is
another matter – twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and
even eighteen hundred per cent – the sky is the limit.
Minority Report Is Here: Chicago Residents Get Police Visit
Based on Pre-Crime Surveillance List
Activist Post - We are now at the point where "Minority Report"
is being used as a sound description of current technological
applications, even in mainstream news, which means that the
future is actually the present. Below you will find 10 signs
that we have now entered the world depicted in fiction.
Seattle Police To Use DHS-Funded Facial Recognition Program
Mikael Thalen - Set to be purchased next month, the software
will reportedly be used to scan and compare surveillance video
to the city’s mugshot database. With the city facing mounting
opposition for several other privacy issues, police were quick
to claim that the software would only be used when surveillance
video of a suspected crime was obtained.
Missouri Senate Votes to Nullify Federal Gun Control 23-10
Activist Post - A Missouri bill which seeks to nullify virtually
every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past,
present or future,” passed the Senate Thursday. SB613 would ban
the state from enforcing virtually all federal gun control
measures, and includes criminal charges for federal agents
attempting to violate the right to keep and bear arms in
Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather
CBS News - Even if voters approve the plan, it would face an
uphill battle in congress. “If the federal government approves
the proposed creation of six new states, all tax collections and
spending by the existing State of California would end, with its
assets and liabilities divided among the new states.
12 Dates Which Led to the Destruction of America
Dave Hodges - Recently, I have been seeing allegations of fear
monger, doom and gloom, etc., being thrown about at writers and
broadcasters who dare to identify the threats facing the
American people. Some people have gone so far as to engage in
abject denial (e.g. cognitive dissonance) so they can continue
to hide within their self-protected enclaves of mindless
entertainment as a means to perpetuate self-deception.
Missouri Republican: Common Core skeptics are paranoid lunatics,
should wear tin foil hats
Daily Caller - Skeptical that the national Common Core standards
will improve the quality of education in local schools? Then you
must be a lunatic conspiracy theorist — at least according to
Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair, a Republican, who set aside $8 —
yes, $8 — in a recent appropriations bill to buy tin foil hats
for opponents of the Common Core.
Tales from the TSA: Confiscating Aluminum Foil and Watching Out
for Solar Powered Bombs
Time - A former TSA agent on why we shouldn't get (so) mad at
the men and women working the security line, when it's their
bosses who send down the ridiculous orders.... The memo advised
the entire TSA workforce that terrorists were plotting to use
solar powered improvised explosive devices in order to harm
aviation interests. .
Bitcoin down another 87%, as exchange suffers new ‘security
RT - Bitcoin has lost another 87 percent of its dollar value,
dipping to below $100, as one of its key world exchanges Mt. Gox
started to face new “security problems,” that “pushed back
progress” in fixing technical issues that emerged two weeks ago.
The Rental Bubble Is Also Bursting
Zero Hedge - Even as the primary housing market was slowly circling the
drain, the one silver lining was that the US rental market, largely
dominated by several Wall Street investment firms, most notably
Blackstone, was doing relatively well. It was doing so well that equity
sponsors such as Blue Mountain couldn't wait to offload their prized
REIT property to the public, culminating with last August's IPO of
American Homes 4 Rent, the second-largest US homes-for-rent operator
Fish in Gulf of Mexico experience heart attacks due to oil contamination
(NaturalNews) Swimming majestically in the open seas, with eyes wide on
both sides of its face, the bluefin tuna gazes into... a curtain of
crude oil. When the 2010 BP oil spill contaminated the waters of the
Gulf of Mexico, beautiful wild fish like the bluefin tuna were forced to
face new challenges for survival
'Smart roads' would read license plates, use sensors
fastcompany.com - Tech giant Cisco thinks there's something to
all this talk of ”smart cities”--and that connecting roads or
license plate readers to the Internet is going to be big
business. In the latest installment of their ongoing expansion
into the Internet of Things, Cisco recently announced an
agreement with Swiss security firm AGT International to develop
smart traffic systems for cities around the world.
Intel CEO Refuses To Answer Questions On Whether NSA Can Access
Steve Watson - During a Q&A in which he’d promised to answer any
questions put to him, The CEO of computer chip company Intel
stayed silent when asked about NSA spying.
Coming Soon: Free Internet From Space
National Journal - If all goes according to plan, North Koreans
will soon have free, uncensored Internet provided by satellites
the size of toaster ovens. That’s part of a project called
Outernet, which hopes to launch hundreds of tiny
satellites—known as CubeSats—to provide Internet to every person
14 Questions to Ask Yourself in a Preparedness Pop Quiz
Backdoor Survival - When it comes to being prepared, is seems
that there are about a thousand things to take into
consideration. Well, maybe not a thousand but at least a hundred
Tahini Shown to Promote Heart Health Significantly
Natural Society - Research has found that raw and
unprocessed tahini could be a superior food-medicine
for preventing heart disease and the risk factors
associated with it. A recent study from the Archives
of Iranian Medicine reveals tahini as a possible
substitution for risky drugs like statins, drugs
prescribed for heart health and known to come with
potentially dangerous side effects.
Hemp Power Smoothie
Prevent Disease - Hemp is one of my favorite
proteins for many reasons. Most hemp protein powders
on the market have no fillers or additives and it
provides the 8 essential amino acids and fatty
acids. You’ll need much less hemp protein than other
types of proteins for equal benefit.
The Amazing Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt
Natural Blaze - Have you heard about the amazing
Himalayan crystal salt that comes directly from the
Himalayan Mountains? It is packed with some pretty
amazing benefits and is an amazing new staple to add
to your pantry. It is an absolutely wonderful
alternative to table salt, and soon I’ll explain
Why You Should Think Twice About Trying to Salvage
lifehacker.com - If you have a nice block of cheese
or load of bread and part of it is growing mold, you
might think it's okay to just slice off the moldy
bits and enjoy the rest. In some cases, that's
perfectly legit—but in others, it's a really bad
Woman heals her psoriasis with infection-fighting
properties of wild oregano oil
(NaturalNews) Dorothy Leibold had psoriasis for two
years but ever since taking P73 wild oregano oil,
she says she no longer has the skin condition. Her
advice is to take it regularly and to make sure to
take enough, which of course varies by an
MRSA could be wiped out with... OREGANO, say British
Daily Mail 11/24/08 - Tiny quantities of carvacrol,
a naturally occurring compound in oregano, were
found to be a more effective antimicrobial agent
than 18 pharmaceutical drugs, investigators
found.... It can sterilise septic water, kill
giardia, treat fungal infections such as candida and
rivals pharmaceutical antibiotics such as
streptomycin and penicillin in its ability to
eliminate microbes. Preliminary research into the
oil found that tiny doses are capable of wiping out
fungi and bacteria, including MRSA.
Cancer causing chemicals in personal care products
(NaturalHealth365) Today, fragrances are
approximately 95-100% synthetic. These synthetics
are derived from crude oil or turpentine oil. [...]
the other items, identified by an EPA study, include
numerous carcinogenic chemicals, neurotoxins,
respiratory irritants, solvents, hundreds of
unregulated petrochemicals, phthalates, hormone
disrupters and narcotics!
New high-tech glasses allow surgeons to 'see' cancer
(NaturalNews) The glasses give surgeons a unique
ability to distinguish diseased cells from normal
ones, which helps ensure that no stray cancerous
growth remains in the body during surgery, the
health website reported. The university said the
technology is so new that the glasses have yet to be
Smile! Here's the next 'smart' product
CNBC News - Procter & Gamble is bringing the dentist
into the bathroom with the world's first smartphone-connected
toothbrush, a device that gives personalized advice
to help people improve their brushing.
Many Men Risk Their Health by Taking Testosterone
When They Don’t Need It
Dr. Mercola - Recent research found that men aged 65
and older who took testosterone DOUBLED their risk
of having a heart attack within the first three
months of use.
If both parents have Alzheimer's, the disease may
show up in brain scans years before symptoms
(NaturalNews) Most people associate Alzheimer's
disease with older individuals, and indeed, being
diagnosed with the affliction generally does not
happen until later in life. But a new study, which
was published recently in the medical journal
Neurology, has found that people who are currently
dementia-free but whose parents have both been
diagnosed with Alzheimer's may begin to show signs
of the disease in brain scans decades before they
begin to show symptoms.
Report confirms importance of eating pale produce,
'a forgotten source of nutrients'
(NaturalNews) The report, "White Vegetables: A
Forgotten Source of Nutrients," outlines the
benefits of pale produce and suggests that Americans
consider incorporating more of them in their diets
to obtain the nutrients that are often overlooked in
favor of foods that have deeper hues.
Is Your Cat Stressed? It May Show Up as Feline
Dr. Becker - Feline lower urinary tract disease is
seen equally in male and female cats typically
between the ages of two and six, who use an indoor
litter box exclusively, are fed a dry food diet,
don’t get adequate exercise, are overweight, and who
are stressed by their environment. About half the
cats that experience one episode of FLUTD will have
Thursday - February
2014 - Today In History:
1792 - U.S. President George Washington signed the
Postal Service Act thereby creating the U.S. Post
1809 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the power of the
federal government was greater than that of any
1815 - The USS Constitution, under Captain Charles
Stewart fought the British ships Cyane and Levant.
The Constitution captures both, but lost the Levant
after encountering a British squadron. The
Constitution and the Cyane returned to New York
safely on May 15, 1815. The Cyane was purchased and
became the USS Cyane.
1872 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New
1873 - The University of California got its first
1880 - The American Bell Company was incorporated.
1931 - The U.S. Congress allowed California to build
the Oakland Bay Bridge.
1933 - The U.S. House of Representatives completed
congressional action on the amendment to repeal
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
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
2001 - FBI Agent Robert Phillip Hanssen was arrested
and charged with spying for the Russians for 15
2002 - In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire raced
through a train killing at least 370 people and
injuring at least 65.
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.
Obama Sets A New Red Line – This Time For Ukraine
Kit Daniels - Similar to his approach with Syria, President Obama
announced today that the Ukrainian government would face “consequences”
if it crosses “the line” in its response to the mayhem in Kiev.
Ukraine’s president, opposition agree to a truce
RT - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders agreed
to a truce following a meeting which focused on how to end the crisis in
Ukraine peacefully, the president’s press office confirmed.
Ukraine protests: EU calls for sanctions as 25 die in latest violence
The Telegraph - The European Union raised the spectre of sanctions
against Ukraine's leaders after the death toll from the latest outbreak
of street violence rose to 25, following a night of fighting in which
police made territorial advances in Kiev's Independence Square.
France, Germany to send troops to Mali
Press TV - France and Germany say they will deploy troops to Mali as
part of a joint military brigade in the West African country.
Israeli PM brands boycotters ‘anti-Semites,’ bent on ‘destruction of
RT - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the boycott
movement against Israel as anti-Semitism in a modern guise. Blasting the
initiative as an “outrage,” Netanyahu likened EU companies’ tactics to
the Nazi policy of embargoing Jewish businesses.
Despite Majority Opposition, GMO Corn Gets Green Light in Europe
Waking Times - Corporations, backed by influential lobbyists and western
governments, dealt major blows this month against activists who are
fighting to limit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Department of Homeland Security Terrorizes Americans With
Another Made Up Terrorist Threat
Blacklisted News - Once again we see the Department of Homeland
Security inventing another terrorist threat to scare people
while at the same time using it to justify their existence.
* Related Article:
Terror alert as British Airways cancels US flights
DHS Contracted To Purchase 704 Million Rounds of Ammo Over Next
CNS News - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is contracted
to purchase 704,390,250 rounds of ammunition over the next four
years, which is equal to a total of about 2,500 rounds per DHS
agent, according to a January 2014 Government Accountability
Office (GAO) report entitled Ammunition Purchases Have Declined
DHS cancels national license plate tracking plan
Washington Post - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on
Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license
plate tracking system after privacy advocates raised concern
about the initiative.
Fourth Georgia hospital closes due to Obamacare payment cuts
Daily Caller - The fourth Georgia hospital in two years is
closing its doors due to severe financial difficulties caused by
Obamacare’s payment cuts for emergency services.
Cops Taser Deaf Man Having Diabetic Attack
Steve Watson - Yet another case of police tasering a deaf person
who did not respond to verbal communication has emerged this
week. However, this time the man in question was also in the
midst of a diabetic episode.
Child Gunned Down by Cop for Answering Door Holding Wii
Libertarian Republic - A Euharlee police officer opened fire on
17-year-old Christopher Roupe while serving a warrant for
probation violation on the child’s father, claiming the boy
pointed a gun at her. But when neighbors ran up the home, they
instead found a Wii remote in the boy’s dead hands.
Sarasota man, 101, running for Congress
wfla.com - Sarasota man says he has the experience necessary to
earn a seat in Congress. At 101-years old, Joe Newman certainly
knows a thing or two, so the centenarian is launching a bid for
the U.S. House of Representatives. Newman is competing for
Florida's 16th Congressional District; fighting for Vern
29 Percent Of All U.S. Adults Under The Age Of 35 Are Living
With Their Parents
Economic Collapse - According to a stunning Gallup survey that
was recently released, nearly three out of every ten adults in
the United States under the age of 35 are still living at home
with Mom and Dad.
2 former Navy SEALs found dead on ‘Captain Phillips’ ship
Washington Times - Two security officers have been found dead
aboard the Maersk Alabama container ship, the same vessel
portrayed in the movie “Captain Phillips,” police said
New mortgage practices infuriate homeowners...again
CNBC News - Shoddy paperwork, erroneous fees and wrongful
evictions — the same abuses that dogged the nation's largest
banks and led to a $26 billion settlement with federal
authorities in 2012 — are now cropping up among the specialty
firms that collect mortgage payments, according to dozens of
foreclosure lawsuits and interviews with borrowers, federal and
state regulators and housing lawyers.
Bizarre Cluster Of Babies Born Without Parts Of Skull And Brain
– Hanford Or Fukushima?
RINF - Health experts are dumbfounded over a bizarre cluster of
birth defects in a three-county area in Yakima, Washington,
where babies are born anencephaly, meaning with missing parts of
the skulls and brains. As of January 2013, the CDC has
documented nearly two dozen cases in three years.
Whistleblower Fired After Voicing Safety Concerns at Hanford
RINF - The person responsible for overseeing the cleanup of the
former nuclear weapons site in Hanford, Washington—the most
contaminated in the United States—was fired on Tuesday after
blowing the whistle on the dangerous conditions at the facility.
California drought: Why farmers are 'exporting water' to China
BBC - While historic winter storms have battered much of the US,
California is suffering its worst drought on record. So why is
America's most valuable farming state using billions of gallons
of water to grow hay - specifically alfalfa - which is then
shipped to China?
Trading Water for Fuel is Fracking Crazy
EcoWatch - One of the most disturbing findings is that hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking, is using enormous amounts of water in
areas that can scarcely afford it. The report notes that close
to half the oil and gas wells recently fracked in the U.S. “are
in regions with high or extremely high water stress” and more
than 55 percent are in areas experiencing drought.
Rachel Maddow Devotes Large Portion of Show to Hazards of
EcoWatch - Yesterday, as reported on EcoWatch, the Center for
Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel
released an investigative report and short film on how volatile
organic compounds (VOCs) released during the fracking process
are polluting the air in South Texas, home of the Eagle Ford
11 Facts That Show Pro-Vaccine Propaganda In Action
Natural Blaze - Do pharmaceutical companies believe
in their product? They believe in money and power –
they answer only to their stock holders. If they
believed in their products, they wouldn’t require
legal protection from their product harming children
through Public Law 99-660 (the National Childhood
Vaccine Injury Act of 1986).
Vaccination by Force: Oregon Law Makes it Hard for
Parents to Refuse Vaccines
Natural Society - Due to a new law passed by Oregon
legislators, parents will have increasing difficulty
getting an immunization exemption for their
children. Starting next Monday, parents won’t be
able to refuse immunizations for diseases like
whopping cough, polio, diptheria, and hepatitis as
easily as they did in years prior, and pediatricians
are even supporting this malarchy of removing
parent’s rights concerning their children.
Genetically Modified DNA Transfers From Food to
Prevent Disease - The inclusion of genetically
modified (GM) plants in the human diet has raised
concerns about the transfer of transgenes from GM
plants to humans. Contrary to the claims by biotech
giants such as Monsanto, a report in PLOS One shows
that that meal-derived DNA fragments are large
enough to carry complete genes as they enter the
human circulatory system. In some of the human
samples studied the relative concentration of plant
DNA was higher than the human DNA.
An Apple A Day Helps Prevent Heart Disease In Just
Green Med Info - Folklore has always claimed an
apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now we also know
apples are fast-acting. Eating just one a day for a
month can get you significant cardiovascular
Wednesday - February 19,
2014 - Today In History:
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, 1845.
1864 - The Knights of Pythias was founded in
Washington, DC. A dozen members formed what became
Lodge No. 1.
1881 - Kansas became the first state to prohibit all
1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive
order giving the military the authority to relocate
and intern Japanese-Americans.
1945 - During World War II, about 30,000 U.S.
Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
1959 - Cyprus was granted its independence with the
signing of an agreement with Britain, Turkey and
1963 - The Soviet Union informed U.S. President
Kennedy it would withdraw "several thousand" of its
troops in Cuba.
1985 - William Schroeder became the first
artificial-heart patient to leave the confines of
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
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
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
2008 - Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency.
His brother Raul was later named as his successor.
2010 - The FBI concluded that Army scientist Bruce
Ivins acted alone in the 2001 anthrax mailings that
killed five people, and formally closed the case.
Syrians hold demo in support of army
Press TV - Thousands of Syrians have taken to the streets in support of
President Bashar al-Assad and the army, which is battling a
Shocking moment 500lb bomb is dropped on US soldiers by mistake
Metro - The American troops were reportedly engaged in combat with
Taliban forces in the Paktika province when a simultaneous airstrike was
called. However, the operation went dramatically wrong when the bomb was
dropped on a US army infantry outpost in error, according to military
website funker350. Amazingly, there were no casualties from the bungled
concerned by reports of Japan holding weapons-grade plutonium
StratRisks - China said it was “extremely concerned” by a report that
Japan has resisted returning to the United States more than 300kg of
mostly weapons-grade plutonium, the latest dispute between the two Asian
* Related Article:
Japan’s Plutonium Problem
Japan Prepares For War With China
Kit Daniels - Japan is now considering future weapon transfers to other
Asian countries as it builds alliances for a potential war with
China.... Although Japan and ASEAN discussed joint cooperation in
response to natural disasters and anti-terrorism, Japan’s Parliamentary
Vice Minister of Defense revealed that the true intent of the meeting
was to bolster defense against China’s “unilateral attempts to change
the status quo by force.”
Four killed in Thai clashes; PM to face charges over rice scheme
Reuters - In a day of tangled developments in Thailand’s long-running
political crisis, the country’s anti-corruption body announced it was
filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a
rice subsidy scheme that has fuelled middle-class opposition to her
Algeria invites Gazprom, Lukoil to jointly develop oil and gas
RT - Algeria, with Africa’s second biggest gas reserves, has asked
Russia’s Gazprom and Lukoil to tender for the joint development and
exploration of some of the 30 fields that make up a fifth of the
country, says Gazprom International.
China Sells Second-Largest Amount Of US Treasurys In December: And Guess
Who Comes To The Rescue
Zero Hedge - Chinese Treasury holdings plunged by the most in two years,
after China offloaded some $48 billion in paper, bringing its total to
only $1268.9 billion, down from $1316.7 billion, and back to a level
last seen in March 2013! This was the second largest dump by China in
history with the sole exception of December 2011.
Man Falls to Death From JPMorgan Building Roof in Hong Kong
Bloomberg - “A Chinese male in his thirties” was found in front of the
building at about 1:55 p.m. yesterday, Lee Kwok Wing, senior manager for
security and support services of building owner Hongkong Land Holdings
Ltd., said at the scene.
European Endgame: All Italians "Money Launderers Until Proven Innocent"
Activist Post - The news is pouring in: after .1% growth in the fourth
quarter of 2013, Italy's recovery has begun. (That 2012 $600 billion
dollar bailout clearly worked for Italy) But this .1% growth might not
be enough to put the minds of politicians at ease. Another less reported
Italian based event has taken place in the shadows.
US blames Ukrainian govt. for crisis, Moscow slams West for turning
‘blind eye’ on radicals
RT - An American diplomat has said that “the USA holds Yanukovich
responsible” for the escalation of crisis in the country. Russia
believes that this kind of stance actually encourages radicals on the
streets of Kiev to provoke violence.
Embattled Ukraine: Kiev’s vicious cycle of violence rages on LIVE
RT - Rioters and police in central Kiev are exchanging smoke and stun
grenades, as a fresh wave of violence is gripping the Ukrainian capital.
‘Ukraine is just a stepping stone in Europe’s global game’
RT- Protests in Ukraine would not have reached such violence if the
forces behind the unrest were not backed by powerful sponsors,
Christophe Hoerstal, a consultant to Germany's government, told RT. But
is proclaimed democracy in Ukraine really the main goal?
VIDEO: Ukrainian protesters with guns caught on tape
Live Leak - What the media won't show - rifles, pistols, etc..
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama's TPP negotiators received huge bonuses from big banks
RT - A controversial trade deal being touted by the White House
is expected to give American corporations broad new authority if
approved. Now according to newly released documents, big banks
gave millions to the execs that are now orchestrating the
Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in
aclj.org - The Obama Administration’s Federal Communication
Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in
newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to
intimidate and control the media.
Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Sues State Dept. For Putting Him
on Watch List
justiceonline.org - The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has
filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of U.S. military
veteran and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern against John Kerry,
in his capacity as the Secretary of State, and against officers
at George Washington University.
New Hampshire State Legislator Hopes To Push Back Against Police
Militarization With New Bill
techdirt.com - The proposed legislation is now in committee. If
it’s passed and signed into law by the governor, state and
municipal agencies in New Hampshire will be barred from buying
or even accepting free offers of “military style equipment” for
police use, except with the approval of the assembled citizenry
at a public town meeting.
CBO: Obama Minimum Wage Hike Could Kill 1 Million Jobs
atr.org - In the President’s weekly address, he again pushed for
a minimum-wage hike to $10.10 per hour, claiming that it “would
lift millions of Americans out of poverty.” He’s even gone as
far as to say that “there’s no solid evidence that a higher
minimum wage costs jobs.” But on Tuesday, the Congressional
Budget Office (CBO) published a report which sharply discredits
President Obama’s wishful thinking.
Billionaire Investor George Soros Bets $1.3 Billion on U.S.
Stock Market Crash
FTMDaily - The man who made $1 billion on a single trade
shorting the British Pound back in 1992 is now wagering that
U.S. stocks will experience a sharp correction in 2014.
After Pa. Gas Well Explosion, Chevron Hands Out Gift
Certificates For Free Pizza
Huffington Post - Less than a week after a natural gas well
caught fire and exploded in southwestern Pennsylvania, energy
giant Chevron has come under fire after sending out an apology
letter to local residents... with a voucher for a large pizza
and two-liter drink. The accident left one worker injured and
another is missing and presumed dead.
Obama Takes Executive Action On Fuel Efficiency For Big Trucks
Washington Examiner - President Obama will again bypass Congress
and take executive actions to promote his agenda on Tuesday -
this time by ordering the federal government to develop the next
round of greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-weight
trucks by March 2016.
Could a super collider end the world? Proposed upgrade could
create black holes and 'strange matter', warn experts
Daily Mail - While the experiment could help to answer questions
about how life started on Earth, critics, including the
Astronomer Royal, have warned that subatomic particles called
‘strangelets’ could be created accidentally. These particles
have the potential to start a chain reaction and change
everything into ‘strange matter,’ which Martin Rees said could
transform Earth into ‘an inert hyperdense sphere about one
hundred metres across’.
Couple Turns Tables On Lender’s Foreclosure Attempt
CBS Sacramento - The family nearly lost that home, but they won
it back from a pending foreclosure after suing their lender....
They’re one of a growing group of foreclosed California owners
taking their lenders to court following the foreclosure crisis.
Loans from the housing bubble were repackaged as securities and
sold on Wall Street. That put the true holders of the mortgage
debt in question.
Brain Injury: Pentagon Officials Should Have Their Own Heads
Alliance for Natural Health - Invasive brain implants? Anything
to put off considering safe and effective natural treatments for
our war veterans!... The latest news in this deplorable story is
that the Pentagon favors highly invasive brain implants: devices
embedded directly into the brain (with wires running through the
head and scalp as well as to an electrical-impulse device
inserted under the skin of the chest area), that record and
stimulate brain activity.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto “Goes Organic” and Wins “Sustainability Award”—Right!
Alliance for Natural Health - This isn’t a spoof.... Monsanto
was ranked 37th on overall sustainability, 5th among American
companies, and 5th globally in the materials industry by an
organization called Corporate Knights (CK), a media and
investment advisory company whose flagship magazine has one of
the world’s largest circulations and is published quarterly as
inserts in the Washington Post and the Globe and Mail (UK).
Washington State house votes to nullify federal hemp ban, 97-0
Tenth Amendment Center - Sponsored by Representative Matt Shea
(R), along with Christopher Hurst (D), Cary Condotta (R), Jeff
Holy (R), David Taylor (R) and Jason Overstreet (R), the Hemp
Freedom Act would “permit the development in Washington of an
industrial hemp industry,” effectively nullifying the de facto
federal prohibition on the farming and production of hemp crops
within the United States.
Will Codex and the Drug Companies Raid the Spice
Rack to Steal Your Eyesight?
Green Med Info - Are we seeing a worldwide power
grab on powerful molecules found in your spice rack,
turning them into drugs available only by
prescription or subject to unnecessary regulation?
How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits
Natural Blaze - Napping can be great! But sometimes
when you wake up after a nap, you feel groggy and
almost as if you are more tired now than you were
before taking the nap. Why does this happen?
According to Dr. Michael Breus “If you take it
longer than 30 minutes, you end up in deep sleep.
How to Save Yourself If You Choke Alone
Activist Post - Have you ever heard or spoken the
tired line of "single-dom" - but if I don't get
married, I might choke alone and die and no one will
ever find me in my apartment until weeks later...
But married people choke too - anyone can and they
might be alone.
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate
(NaturalNews) Groundbreaking new research on the
cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the
pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science
Translational Medicine. A team of researchers from
the University of Kansas reportedly tested the
effects of vitamin C given in high doses
intravenously on a group of human subjects and found
that it effectively eradicates cancer cells while
leaving healthy cells intact.
The many ways to use bentonite clay
(NaturalNews) A wide range of uses that range from
clay toothpastes to cancer treatments means that
healing clays such as
bentonite clay are being realized by many as a
useful addition to the first aid kit or medicine
Doctors worried as parents move to Colorado for
marijuana that aids kids with seizures
(AP) - The doctors were out of ideas to help
5-year-old Charlotte Figi. Suffering from a rare
genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal
seizures a week and nearly died several times. As a
last resort, her mother began calling medical
marijuana shops. Two years later, Charlotte is
largely seizure-free and able to walk, talk and feed
herself after taking oil infused with a special pot
FDA May Trim Some Of Those Lengthy Warnings In
Prescription Drug Ads
Consumerist - The FDA is now looking for you opinion
about whether it should look into trimming down all
that fine print.... The FDA says there is concern
(from whom — consumers or drug makers?) that “the
major statement is often too long, which may result
in reduced consumer comprehension, minimization of
important risk information and, potentially,
therapeutic noncompliance due to fear of side
California's Safe Cosmetics Program database fails
to deliver due to 'trade secrets' option
(NaturalNews) The program, which hit the net about a
month ago, tries to rein in the 60-billion-dollar
cosmetic industry, forcing transparency into the
marketplace. But some of the problems with this
large transparency project include an uncooperative
cosmetic industry, delayed participation in a
database system and information on chemicals that
hasn't been updated for years.
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat
chemical in their buns
(NaturalNews) Here is a list of 10 more food items
Top 4 reasons you are sick
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) We live in an age where
sickness is considered "normal". Allergies,
migraines, digestive disorders, poor sleep, lack of
energy, and muscle and joint pain are considered a
part of life, and not indicative of any serious
illness. How did we come to accept this as normal,
and how did we get so sick that we have completely
turned the paradigm of what is healthy completely
Tuesday - February 18,
2014 - Today In History:
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
1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
was published in the U.S. for the first time.
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 penalty.
1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise went on its
maiden "flight" sitting on top of a Boeing 747.
1987 - Executives of the Girl Scout movement decided
to change the color of the scout uniform from the
Girl Scout green to a newer Girl Scout blue.
1998 - In Russia, money shortages resulted in the
shutting down of three plants that produced nuclear
1998 - In Nevada, two white separatists were
arrested and accused of plotting a bacterial attack
on subways in New York City.
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.
2006 - American Shani Davis won the men's
1,000-meter speedskating in Turin. He was the first
black athlete to win an individual gold medal in
Winter Olympic history.
Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Fomenting Color Revolution Unrest
Kurt Nimmo - On Monday the successor of the late Hugo Chávez, Nicolás
Maduro, ordered the expulsion of three U.S. diplomats in retaliation for
working with anti-government activists in Venezuela. The expulsion order
coincided with a planned rally by the opposition.
US to use
Jordan as base for potential military intervention in Syrian
StratRisks - The United States is planning to use the Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan as a base for a potential military intervention in Syria to
topple Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and his regime, Western
diplomatic sources claimed.
US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters
Global Research - A number of confirmations have come in from readers
that Washington is fueling the violent protests in Ukraine with our
taxpayer dollars. Washington has no money for food stamps or to prevent
home foreclosures, but it has plenty of money with which to subvert
The North Korea Distraction
Kurt Nimmo - The United Nations wants to drag the Supreme Leader of
North Korea, Kim Jong-un, before the International Criminal Court.
No Foreign Drilling to be Allowed in Iran's Caspian Waters
oilprice.com - While foreign energy companies eagerly await the easing
of sanctions on Iran, there is one area of the country that will be
off-limits to them – Iran’s claimed Caspian waters.
Swiss freeze: EU retaliates as Bern rolls out immigration quotas
RT - Brussels has frozen research grants for Swiss universities worth
hundreds of millions of euros in retaliation after Switzerland voted to
cap the number of immigrants entering the country in a nationwide
Following a Wave of Banker Suicides, 3 Former Barclays Bankers Now
Charged in LIBOR Scandal
The Daily Sheeple - Three former Barclays bank employees have now been
charged with “conspiracy to defraud” in the continuing Libor scandal,
bringing the total to 13 people charged in America and the U.K. It has
been reported that three ex-ICAP brokers are next on the list for
helping traders manipulate interest rates.
First Nations call for radiation tests
North Shore News - B.C.'s grand chief and First Nation leaders on the
Sunshine Coast are supporting a call for Ottawa to "systematically and
properly" study the full impact of Fukushima radiation on the West Coast
Fresh riots in Kiev, violent clashes, tires burn downtown
RT - Ukrainian rioters are reigniting street clashes with police in the
capital Kiev, with opposition MPs attempting to paralyze the work of the
parliament. Protesters are stoning police, with law enforcement
responding with tear gas and stun grenades.
French law temporarily bans GM-maize planting while larger ban gains
RT - The French government issued a decree Monday forbidding farmers to
plant genetically-modified maize in the immediate future while the
government drafts a comprehensive law that will attempt to ban the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Blackmailed Congress Stalls Legislation Outlawing NSA
Kurt Nimmo - Congress refuses to act on NSA reform legislation
despite an overwhelming number of Americans expressing
opposition to the agency’s pervasive surveillance. Since October
bills in both the House and Senate have remained stuck in
respective Judiciary Committees. Aides say there is no
indication they will move forward anytime soon.
Oregon Community College Prepares Course In Drone Operations
Mikael Thalen - A course in drone piloting will likely be
available to students at the Central Oregon Community College
this fall, as schools across the country begin offering degrees
in unmanned aerial systems.
The Next GMO Battlegrounds: New York State & Maryland
Natural Society - Public hearings are about to be held in two
major cities of the US, just within earshot of mainstream media
and the politicians on Biotech’s payroll. Albany, New York and
Annapolis, Maryland are hosting these important debates in order
to sway Congress into making a choice about labeling GMOs.
VIDEO: Students FAIL To Name Any of The Bill Of Rights
Steve Watson - “Shame On You”: American youth has no clue about
their own freedoms. Highlighting how woefully out of touch with
US freedoms and rights the youth of America is, Students at UC
San Diego failed to name any of the Bill Of Rights when
questioned by activist Mark Dice during a recent campus visit.
YouTube: Tribute To Officer Jack McLamb - Patriot, Warrior
Jack McLamb has passed away. 11 January 2014 was his last day in
this life, and his first day in the next life....
President Obama to propose $45 million increase to protect
VN Daily - President Obama will propose an additional $45
million in his 2015 budget to improve global health, U.S.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said on
Arizona Passes Strongest Anti-NDAA Bill in America Out of
Liberty Crier - This legislation, drafted by the Patriot
Coalition, is the strongest in the nation as it explicitly
prohibits the laws of war from being used on non-soldiers in
Arizona, and Arizona citizens anywhere, and will punish any
person, including Federal or international agents, who attempts
to utilize those powers.
LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘Big Data’ solutions
Blacklisted News - For the first nine days of February, eight of
the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles
away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.
Corrupt judge sentenced to 30 years in prison for jailing
innocent children in 'kids for cash' scheme
(NaturalNews) A former county judge from Pennsylvania has been
sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for reportedly abusing
the criminal justice system by illegally jailing thousands of
innocent children for cash. Mark Ciavarella Jr. was recently
found guilty of accepting $1 million in bribes from the builders
of two private juvenile detention centers in Luzerne County,
which profited heavily from the many false convictions that
filled its cells with innocent kids.
Following the Bodies: "We Are at the Precipice of Something So
Big, It Will shake the Financial World"
Douglas J. Hagmann - One can chalk off the recent string of
banker suicides to coincidence, but what if there were more to
it? What if, for example, 39 year old Vice President of JP
Morgan Gabriel Magee, who emailed his girlfriend to tell her he
was “leaving the office and would see her shortly,” didn’t
actually throw himself off of a 33-story building in what police
claim was a “non-suspicious” fatal fall?
Ohio Bank Erroneously Files Many of Its Depositors for
StratRisks - Last week saw an uptick in the number of reported
IT problems, slip-ups, and complications. Among the more
mind-boggling was the revelation that Fifth Third National Bank
of Cincinnati informed its customers last week via a letter
that, “We inadvertently reported that you filed bankruptcy to
the following [four major U.S.] credit bureau reporting
Chase Imposes New Capital Controls on Cash Deposits
Paul Joseph Watson - JPMorgan Chase has irked its customers by
imposing new capital controls that mandate identification for
cash deposits and ban cash being deposited into another person’s
Capital One says it can show up at cardholders' homes,
LA Times - Credit card issuer Capital One isn't shy about
getting into customers' faces. The company recently sent a
contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by
any time it pleases. The update specifies that "we may contact
you in any manner we choose" and that such contacts can include
calls, emails, texts, faxes or a "personal visit."
Gov't Test Finds Radiation in California Cattle Feed - Beware
Milk and Beef from California
(TRN) - Government tests detected radiation from the Fukushima
nuclear disaster site, in cattle feed at California Dairy Farms.
California Department of Public Health deliberately tried to
conceal the danger, waited 9 months before sending sample to lab
for testing so as to allow radiation levels to decay; then
sat-on the report until now to keep citizens in the dark.
Request for an Investigation of Documented Weather Modification
Activist Post - My research to understand the reasons behind
these chemical dispersals over my house and city (through what
looks like jet contrail amplification) has led me to propose
that these jet-aerosol spraying events are a sub-project of a
global “geoengineering” program known as “solar radiation
management” which is being conducted through so-called
“stratospheric particle injections.”
New Evidence Exposes Gov. Kasich’s Role in PR Plan to Promote
Fracking in State Parks
EcoWatch - As reported Sunday, new evidence was released today
showing Ohio Gov. Kasich’s involvement in the communications
plan that detailed how the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
(ODNR) would “marginalize” opponents of fracking by teaming up
with “allied” corporations—including Halliburton, business
groups and media outlets—to promote this controversial drilling
technique in state parks.
A startup company works on a way to turn pain on, and off, with
a beam of light
Technology Review - Optogenetics is a breakthrough technology
that is giving scientists precise control over what animals
feel, how they behave, and even what they think.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto Buying Of Massive Farm Data Has Farmers Nervous
Off the Grid News - Monsanto, one of the largest biotech
companies in the world, is reportedly paying large sums of money
to garner massive amounts of data about farms. The agricultural
industry data mining is part of a “Smart Farms” effort which
could soon change the face of crop generation in the United
Pesticide Spraying May Spread Norovirus
Dr. Mercola - In seven of the eight pesticides tested, norovirus
persisted even two hours later. As reported by Environmental
Health Perspectives: "Farmers mix pesticides with water from
sources including wells, irrigation ditches, rivers, and lakes.
All these water sources have been known to harbor norovirus.
Until recently, no one had tested whether norovirus in
contaminated water remains infectious after pesticides are
Dehydrated Vs. Freeze Dried Food: What’s Best?
Off the Grid News - As many off-the-grid, homesteading, and
prepper families already know, canning produce and meat grown
and raised on the farm is a wonderfully inexpensive way to stock
up on food with a long shelf life. Dehydrated and freeze dried
food also have benefits, including a potentially far longer
shelf life than home canned food.
What is Human BioAcoustics?
Sharry Edwards - The state of your health is in the
sound of your voice. Frequencies and architectures
found in the human voice can be used to identify the
innate mathematical biomarkers that represent states
of health and wellness. Frequency-based medicine is
currently positioned at the top of today's
alternative health options.
2 Real Life Examples of Mistletoe Wiping out Cancer
Natural Society - Mistletoe extract has been used
numerous times to wipe out cancer from the body.
Here are 2 real-life examples of mistletoe beating
Study Reveals "Unavoidable" Danger of HPV Vaccines
Green Med Info - A new review published in
Autoimmunity Reviews titled, "On the relationship
between human papilloma virus vaccine and autoimmune
disease," is destined to reopen the controversy
surrounding numerous reports of HPV vaccine-induced
harm that have surfaced ever since their widespread
use, beginning with the FDA's 2006 approval of Merck
& Co.'s Gardasil.
38 Natural Alternatives for HIV
Green Med Info - Fortunately, natural substances are
being researched for their therapeutic value for our
immune health. "Superbugs" develop due to repeated,
frequent and multiple different antibiotic
prescriptions. Plant products have historically been
consumed and utilized for their anti-microbial and
holistic benefits. Here are 38 natural substances
which indicate potential benefit for people with
8 Different Coughs, Their Symptoms And What Each
Means For Your Health
Prevent Disease - Knowing which type of cough is
ailing you is the first step in addressing a
solution. Here are 8 types of coughs, their symptoms
and how to treat them.
The Roles of Iodine in the Body
Natural News Blog - This element – which our bodies
cannot make, meaning we need to derive it from food
– is perhaps best-known for its role in maintaining
thyroid function, which is an extremely important
task. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration to say that
iodine is needed for the healthy functioning of
practically every cell in our bodies. Let’s take a
closer look at those functions.
Nascent iodine tinctures found remarkably clean of
heavy metals: Health Ranger laboratory analysis
(NaturalNews) The latest heavy metals analysis by
the Health Ranger, editor of Natural News, shows
that all liquid iodine supplements tested were
remarkably clean of toxic heavy metals including
lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury.
Coconuts can improve brain function, boost
cardiovascular health and more
(NaturalNews) Coconuts are rich in medium-chain
triglycerides (MCTs), a type of dietary fat that is
known to trigger weight loss due to the speed with
which our bodies metabolize them.... The high
amounts of MCTs in coconuts have also been linked to
improved cardiovascular health.
Monday - February 17, 2014: - Today In
History: President's Day
1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an
electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron
Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr
became vice president.
1817 - The first gaslit streetlights appeared on the
streets of Baltimore, MD.
1865 - Columbia, SC, burned. The Confederates were
evacuating and the Union Forces were moving in.
1878 - In San Francisco, CA, the first large city
telephone exchange opened. It had only 18 phones.
1933 - "Newsweek" was first published.
1934 - The first high school automobile driver’s
education course was introduced in State College,
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Eniwetok
Atoll began. U.S. forces won the battle on February
1947 - The Voice of America began broadcasting to
the Soviet Union.
1992 - In Milwaukee, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer
was sentenced to life in prison. In November of
1994, he was beaten to death in prison.
1997 - Pepperdine University announced that Kenneth
Starr was leaving the Whitewater probe to take a
full-time job at the school. Starr reversed the
announcement four days later.
2005 - U.S. President George W. Bush named John
Negroponte as the first national intelligence
2008 - Kosovo declared itself a nation in defiance
of Serbia and Russia.
2009 - President Barack Obama signed a $757 billion
economic stimulus package into law.
Saudi Arabia to supply Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles says
RT - Frustrated by the deadlock of the second round of Geneva 2 talks,
Saudi Arabia has reportedly offered to supply the rebels with
anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile Russia has accused the US of once
again hijacking peace talks and pushing for regime change.
Syria blames US for failure of Geneva talks
PressTV - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has blamed the United
States for the failure of the second round of peace talks in Geneva.
Muallem made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with the state
media about the talks as the Syrian delegation was returning from
Switzerland to Damascus.
energy deal puts Russia in gas-rich Mediterranean
StratRisks - Syria’s new 25-year energy deal with Russia, a key ally of
embattled President Bashar Assad, could open the way for Moscow’s
eventual move into the gas-rich eastern Mediterranean — if the Damascus
regime survives the civil war that’s raged since March 2011.
US: Released Afghan prisoners could be targeted
(AP) - If any of the 65 Afghan militants who were released from a former
U.S. prison in Afghanistan return to the battlefield, they risk being
hunted down by U.S. forces, a Pentagon official suggested Friday.
Blast hits tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai near Israeli border
RT - An explosion has struck a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai near the
Israeli border. At least four people have been killed and 24 injured,
the country’s Interior Ministry said. The bomb was either placed under
the driver’s seat or fixed to the underside of the bus and detonated by
remote control as the vehicle neared the crossing into Israel.
Japan indicates US could bring nukes into its territory in case of
RT - Tokyo suggested that it would allow the US to bring nuclear weapons
into Japanese territory in the event of a serious threat to its
Lloyd's chief takes $2.8 million bonus in shares
RT - The CEO of Lloyds Bank, Antonio Horta-Osorio, will get his bonus
worth $2.8 million paid in shares vested in 2019.... Antonio Horta-Osorio
will get his reward on condition that the government will sell off a
half of its remaining 33 percent stake, acquired during the bail out of
the troubled bank, or if the share price will hold above 73.6 p - the
average price paid by the Government when the bank was rescued.
Germany to beef up counter-espionage against US, Western allies – report
RT - Following decades of a heavily subdued program, Germany is planning
to resume counter-espionage against both the US and other Western allies
in response to ongoing revelations surrounding NSA’s global surveillance
practices, Der Spiegel reports.
Brazil rations water in 140 cities amid worst drought in decades
RT - Over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during
the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the
country's leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once
every three days.
Obama pledges $1b in loan guarantees to Jordan
Washington Examiner - President Obama pledged $1 billion in loan
guarantees for Jordan, a Middle East ally that is dealing with a flood
of Syrian refugees who have crossed the border.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Army Builds ‘Fake City’ in Virginia to Practice Military
Paul Joseph Watson - The U.S. Army has built a 300 acre ‘fake
city’ complete with a sports stadium, bank, school, and an
underground subway in order to train for unspecified future
combat scenarios. The recently opened site is located in
Virginia and was built at a cost of $96 million dollars, taking
just two years to complete.
School Safety Expert Threatened for Questioning Official
Narrative of the Sandy Hook Massacre
Daily Sheeple - Wolfgang W. Halbig doesn’t believe anyone was
killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, and
he’s looking for some answers. So many answers, in fact, that he
was paid a visit by some police investigators telling him to
School Stages “Active Shooter Drill” With Blanks & Fake Blood
Intellihub - In some states, including Missouri, laws have been
put into place that require schools to conduct “active shooter
drills” to prepare for school shootings, sort of like a fire
drill prepares them for fire.
YouTube: Two false charges in Electra, Texas. Prosecutor tries
to add more at pretrial
I verbally objected to an unconstitutional search of my vehicle
in Electra, Texas. Police officers Matt Wood and Gary Ellis
maliciously responded by issuing me two false citations. I got a
copy of the dashboard-camera video at the pretrial hearing. It
showed all. City attorney Todd Greenwood demanded I give my copy
of the evidence back, and tried to have me arrested when I
Obama's Valentine's Day bachelor golf holiday marks 23rd
Washington Examiner - With another Presidents' Day bachelor
holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in
California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout
for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer's
tab for the first family's vacations has topped $2.4 million.
But that's just the start.
Are Bankers Being Killed Because They Know Too Much?
King World News - Today a brave and outspoken hedge fund manager
out of Hong Kong told King World News that what the world has
just witnessed is not the suicide of five bankers, but rather
five bankers that were killed because of their knowledge, and
therefore the threat that they would expose the criminal
activity of major banks.
15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Going To Start SOARING
Economic Collapse - Did you know that the U.S. state that
produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought
it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S.
cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951?
Just the other day, a CBS News article boldly declared that
"food prices soar as incomes stand still", but the truth is that
this is only just the beginning.
VIDEO: 2/14/2014 — 4.4M earthquake Strikes South Carolina —
Craton Edge Movement
Dutchsinse - Expected? Yes. See my video + post from Feb. 8,
2014 below, calling for the East Coast watch. This call for a
watch on the East coast was based upon the craton edge movement
to the West…… in Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming....
1 billon dollars to push their climate agenda
What's Up With That? - President Barack Obama will ask Congress
to set up a $1 billion Climate Resilience Fund in his proposed
budget next month. Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on
Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and
the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions,
including the proposed billion-dollar climate fund.
CBS Blames Global Warming for Bad Winter
Breitbart - During the February 13 broadcast of CBS This
Morning, host Charlie Rose and his guest turned to the topic of
this year's harsh winter, calling the extreme cold an example of
Radiation Leak in New Mexico: “We’ve never seen a level like we
Daily Sheeple - A nuclear waste facility near Carlsbad, New
Mexico is the site of an airborne radiation leak. The high
levels of particles were detected late Friday night at the Waste
Isolation Pilot Plant.
Google Wants to Require Smartphones For Sound-Based Passwords
Engadget - Google already asks for your phone number when you
sign up for a Google account, which allows your new account to
be personally identifiable and linked to other
government-collected data such as your phone records and
location history. Now Google wants to make this more
common-place to condition people into giving up their phone
numbers in order to even use the Internet.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
GMO Arctic Apple Gene Could Destroy North American Apple Trade &
Mom’s Apple Pie
Natural Society - Arctic Apples™ have their own take on what a
kanamycin resistant gene is, but this newly created GMO apple
could threaten all exports of apples – not just to the EU from
North America, but to China, Russia, Mexico, and Costa Rica due
to regulations rescinding GMO crops.
Self-organizing robot armies produced - and all thanks to
ingenious termite logic
RT - Harvard ‘brainiacs’ are at it again. Inspired by termites,
they have realized their dream of cheap, expendable,
self-organizing robots – a construction crew building complex
structures at a quick pace, and completely independent of
YouTube: The $55,000 Appendectomy: What Everyone Should Know
About Hospital Bills
David Belk MD - Hospital bills are largely works of fiction. In
this video I dissect a bill that recently went viral after being
posted on Reddit. I then use that example to lead into a
discussion about all of the financial transaction between
hospitals and insurance companies. Trust me, nothing in this
business is what it seems to be. Read more here.
Obamacare: Health Costs For Patients With Pre-Existing
Conditions Could Skyrocket
Fox News - People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely
those the president aimed to help with ObamaCare, could find
themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help
from the health care exchanges.
One Fifth of Obamacare Enrollees Have Not Paid Their 1st Premium
Daily Sheeple - Two days ago, the Department of Health and Human
Services reported that the number of Americans who have selected
an Obamacare plan has reached 3.3 million. Note the choice of
words, though – “selected” does not mean "enrolled".
Mental illness is the new normal
Activist Post - The strategy is as old as the hills. Show people
an extreme example of something, and thereby convince them to
accept a compromise. In this case, parade before the
public—along with assured pronouncements from “mental health
experts”—images of James Holmes, Aaron Alexis, Adam Lanza,
20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions Including The Gluten Free
Green Med Info - Fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by
chronic, body-wide pain, can be remedied with very simple
dietary changes, and natural supportive remedies that have been
clinically proven to have value.
The Health Benefits of Colloidal Silver
Natural News Blog - Colloidal silver’s greatest and best-known
health benefit is its ability to prevent fungal, viral, and
bacterial cultures from reproducing – whilst remaining
completely harmless and non-toxic to ourselves. Since these
cultures’ lifespans end once their ability to breed is removed,
colloidal silver effectively eliminates them from our bodies.
Grape Seeds Fight Bowel Cancer
Natural Blaze - University of Adelaide research has shown for
the first time that grape seed can aid the effectiveness of
chemotherapy in killing colon cancer cells as well as reducing
the chemotherapy's side effects.
Fragmented sleep may accelerate tumor growth
STEPin2 - Poor sleep does not only cause health problems, but
can make existing conditions or diseases even worse. Fragmented
sleep, or sleep with many awakenings can speed up the growth of
cancers, and reduce the immune systems ability to get rid of
cancers in their early stages, according to a recent study
published on January 21, 2014 in The journal of Cancer Research.
Cherries: Nature's Anti-inflammatory Sleep Aid
Green Med Info - New research is confirming that cherries are
more than just great-tasting. They are medicinal, able to reduce
inflammation and increase sleep quality.
Scientists Recruit Sick Patients to Test New GMO Purple Tomato
Natural Society - Biotech would like you to believe that their
new purple GMO tomato is some kind of ‘cure’ all for cancer
(even though several, non-patented natural plants already do
this job) even though nothing of the sort has been proven.
What’s worse, the scientific community is recruiting sick
individuals to test their new poison food.
Canola oil: The #1 hidden health 'danger' at the prepared food
(NaturalNews) Canola oil can have detrimental effects on your
health, especially the genetically modified (GM) canola that
Monsanto so conveniently manufacturers for the masses to
consume.... Take a quick look at the short-term and long-term
damage you could be doing to your body by consuming canola
Studies show that cooking causes lung cancer
(NaturalNews) What researchers have uncovered is that the way
the Chinese cook their food is a probable cause of the disease.
To be more specific the stir frying of food, and the fumes
released from that food while cooking, seems to be the reason
for the high lung cancer rates in Chinese women.... However
there is some evidence that the fumes released by Rapeseed
[canola] oil in particular may be of concern.
Why pot should be decriminalized but never smoked: question your
beliefs starting now
(NaturalNews) Supporting the decriminalization of pot does not
mean supporting its recreational consumption. Let's be honest
about pot's effects on people who smoke it regularly: first it
makes them dull, then apathetic, and finally stupid. With enough
repeated use, recreational pot use turns intelligent, productive
people into unmotivated stoners.
Exercise helps to prevent cancer, fight it, and ward off
(NaturalNews) Separate recent studies have underlined the
importance of exercise and physical activity in fighting cancer.
Importantly, the research showed that exercise not only helps
with cancer prevention, it also helps with improving the
prognosis of those already diagnosed with cancer, as well as
with boosting the life expectancy of cancer survivors who had
previously beaten the disease.
Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs
Dogington Post - Many diseases and ailments, like
yeast infections, smelly coats, hot spots, cuts that
have been infected, and even cracked paws, can all
be cured with just a jar of “virgin coconut oil.”...
Another area in which amazing results have been
attained is in prevention of parasitic infestations,
and apparently curing the problem in many instances.
- February 14, 2014: - Today In History: Happy
1778 - The Stars and Stripes was carried to a
foreign port, in France, for the first time. It was
aboard the American ship Ranger.
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.
1899 - The U.S. Congress approved voting machines
for use in federal elections.
1903 - The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor was
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.
1945 - Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador joined the
1983 - A 6-year-old boy became the first person to
receive a heart and liver transplants in the same
1985 - Cable News Network (CNN) reporter Jeremy
Levin was freed. He had been being held in Lebanon
1998 - U.S. authorities officially announced that
Eric Rudolph was a suspect in a bombing of an
abortion clinic in Alabama.
2003 - Dolly the sheep - the first mammal cloned
from an adult - was put to death at age 6 due to
premature aging and disease.
2005 - Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
2006 - Iran said it had resumed uranium enrichment,
prompting Russia and France to call on Tehran to
halt its work.
2008 - A former student shot five students to death
in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University
before committing suicide.
claims to foil military coup
StratRisks - Libya has foiled an attempt by a group of former army
officers and politicians to stage a military coup, Defense Minister
Abduallah al-Theni said.
Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced Redistribution
Zero Hedge - At first we thought Reuters had been punk'd in its article
titled "EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term
financing gap" which disclosed the latest leaked proposal by the
European Commission, but after several hours without a retraction, we
realized that the story is sadly true.
20 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Starting To Catch Fire
Economic Collapse - I know that most Americans tend to ignore what
happens in the rest of the world because they consider it to be
"irrelevant" to their daily lives, but the truth is that the massive
economic problems that are currently sweeping across Europe, Asia and
South America are going to be affecting all of us here in the U.S. very
‘SNC backers seek Syria rule change’
Press TV - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says supporters of
Syria’s foreign-backed opposition are using the Geneva talks to
implement “regime change” in the Arab country.
National Security Advisory Committee Accuses USAID of Scheming to Topple
StratRisks - The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) wants the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon officials from the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) to give information over
what it terms as “plans to topple the government using activists.”
VIDEO: NAM urges global nuclear disarmament
Press TV - Calling on world countries to respect international law and
meet their legal commitments, NAM also urged an immediate conference
attended by the leaders of world countries to discuss global
disarmament. It also urged the full implementation of a UN General
Assembly resolution on nuclear disarmament, which was passed last year.
300k more patients on NHS waiting list
Press TV - The number of patients on a waiting list for treatment at
Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) hospitals has risen by more than
300,000 under the coalition government, official figures show.
Belgium grants euthanasia right to terminally ill kids
RT - Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for
terminally ill children after the lower house of parliament passed the
law by a large majority Thursday.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Tracking Cell Phone SIM Cards Is Key to NSA Role in U.S. Drone
AllGov - Before the United States launches a drone strike on a
terrorist threat, it turns to the National Security Agency (NSA)
to locate the person, which often entails tracking the
terrorist’s cell phone and its memory (SIM) card.
Security Experts: TSA Scanners Wide Open To Hacking
Steve Watson - New revelations from security researchers outline
how much of the technology operated in airports by the TSA is
fundamentally flawed and can be fairly easily bypassed by anyone
with the intention of getting dangerous items through security
Oregon Police Give Nightclubs ID Scanners to Datamine Customers
Storyleak - Police in Multnomah County quietly suspended a new
data mining program this week after a local newspaper began
questioning its legality. For the last several weeks, police
have issued ID-scanning devices to clubs and bars all throughout
Portland’s Old Town neighborhood. The scanners not only captured
customers’ personal data, including names and photos, but
uploaded all the information to a police database.
Shoot, Kill 80 Year Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs
They Were Looking For
xrepublic.tv - When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six
gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones' MP-5 9mm submachine gun.
When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol
the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the
bedside table. Mallory had not fired of a single shot. The raid
turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.
Ex-cop acquitted of killing homeless man chased out of
restaurant by angry residents
RT - Although Ramos has been spared jail time, the rest of his
public life looks like it’s going to be more complicated, at
least in the short term. Ramos doesn’t live in Fullerton
anymore, but some time after his acquittal he found himself
visiting a local Denny’s restaurant in the area, and local
diners were not pleased to see him there.
New bill would require White House dinners to follow same as
school lunch guidelines
bizpacreview.com - Tuesday night’s glutton-fest of a White House
state dinner for French President François Hollande was the
perfect example of why U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has introduced
legislation that would require official White House meals to
follow the same USDA mandated guidelines for school lunch and
Ron Paul launches clemency petition for Edward Snowden
RT - Former Texas congressman Ron Paul has announced a petition
aiming to secure clemency for Edward Snowden, the National
Security Agency whistleblower who revealed extensive US
surveillance programs and ignited a national debate on
Candidate Obama: ‘I Will Reverse Biggest Problem of Executive
Abuse of Power’
Paul Joseph Watson - In light of President Obama’s repeated
assertions made in recent weeks that he will ignore Congress and
pursue his agenda via executive orders, this clip of candidate
Obama from 2008 is all the more prescient.
The Sky's the Limit: Debt Limit Suspended until March 2015
Daily Sheeple - On Tuesday morning, Boehner stunned Republicans
by announcing that he was dropping a package that would have
tied the debt ceiling increase to a repeal of cuts to military
retirement pensions that were approved in December and replacing
it with a “clean” debt ceiling increase. In other words, Boehner
is allowing the debt ceiling to be suspended without any
concessions from the Democrats.
Luxury Brand CEO To The Poor “Stop Whining… Or Move To China”
Zero Hedge - The following clip from CNBC of Nicole Miller’s CEO
Bud Konheim is absolutely disgusting. Then again, this simply
continues the recent trend of wealthy people coming on financial
outlets and telling the poor how they are supposed to feel.
Major Silk Road 2.0 hack costs bitcoin users millions of dollars
Users who had flocked to the reincarnation of the ‘dark web’
Silk Road marketplace were handed bad news on Thursday when site
administrators announced that they had been hacked by users who
made off with millions of bitcoin.
Losing your job because of Obamacare is actually good for you,
says Democrat lawmaker
(NaturalNews) The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has
announced that the equivalent of roughly 2 million full-time
American workers will vanish from the U.S. economy by 2017 as a
result of Obamacare, and one Democrat lawmaker from Minnesota
says this is a good thing, because "American work too much
Who Owns Organic Now? New Info Graphic Tracks the Corporate
Takeover of Organics…
Cornucopia Institute - In 1995 there were 81 independent organic
processing companies in the United States. A decade later, Big
Food had gobbled up all but 15 of them.
Fukushima fallout: sick US sailors file new $1bln lawsuit
A total of 79 American sailors of the USS Ronald Reagan, which
was stationed off Japanese coast at the time of the Fukushima
disaster and took an active part in the relief operation, have
filed a new class action suit demanding $1 billion in damages
for the horrible conditions they developed after being dosed
with radiation that swept over the ship following the nuclear
Illinois ComEd customers refusing smart meter will be charged
$21.53 a month
Chicago Tribune - "If customers make the decision to refuse a
(smart) meter now and incur monthly charges associated with this
choice it should be with full knowledge that this refusal is
simply deferring the inevitable," the Illinois Commerce
Commission said in its order.
Snow on the ground in FORTY-NINE states! Biggest storm of the
season pummels the Northeast
Daily Mail - There was snow on the ground in 49 states on
Thursday as the season's biggest winter storm pummeled the
Northeast, dumping a foot of snow on cities, knocking out power
to more than half a million residents and grounding thousands of
Cities consider switching from corrosive salt to natural beet
juice for de-icing roads
(NaturalNews) Information provided by the Missouri Department of
Transportation (MoDOT) on its website confirms this, explaining
that beet juice mixed with salt brine, or what some are calling
beet brine or "Beet Heat," is highly effective at melting ice
during extreme temperature lows, which means that it is more
effective than existing salt protocols that pollute soils and
New York City douses parks with toxic Roundup hundreds of times
Manufactured by Monsanto, Roundup is routinely doused on public
parks throughout New York City, sometimes hundreds of times
throughout the year, while few are aware of what is taking
place. Mother Jones' Anna Lenzer reported a couple of years ago
that, in 2011 alone, those who manage the Big Apple's parks
applied Roundup some 500 times throughout the year, the
equivalent of about 12 bathtubs full of undiluted chemicals.
Monopolizing the Internet: Comcast Gobbles Up Time Warner
Kurt Nimmo - Earlier today, Comcast, the largest mass media and
communications transnational corporation in the world, announced
it will absorb Time Warner, the world’s second largest media and
entertainment conglomerate. The “friendly” merger will “combine
the country’s top two cable providers into a colossus that could
reshape the U.S. pay TV and broadband industry if it clears
regulatory hurdles,” reports Reuters.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Serious: Monsanto GMOs Continue to Devastate Butterfly
Natural Society - Monarch colonies in the United States are now
close to extinction. We can thank over a million acres of Bt
corn and soy for that, and of course, the Bio Tech Giants,
including Monsanto. But this is what is happening. First the
bees. Then the butterflies. Then us.
EPA Approves Exemption for Bt Residues in Soy Foods From GMO
Cornucopia Institute - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
released a final rule on February 12 creating an exemption for
residue tolerance levels in soy foods and feed for the
biological pesticide Bt used in GMO crops. Similar exemptions
have already been approved for corn and cotton food and
4-H youth club partners with Monsanto: World's youths in danger
of pro-GMO indoctrination
(NaturalNews) Monsanto, considered by some to be the world's
most-hated corporation, has negotiated a partnership with 4-H, a
popular worldwide agricultural youth organization. 4-H has more
than six million members in 80 countries, anywhere from
elementary school age through high school. Monsanto boasted the
partnership by giving a shout-out to "National 4-H Week."
Turmeric Strikes at ‘Root Cause’ of Cancerous Tumor
Development, Study Finds
Natural Society - A new study published in the
journal Cancer Letters has taken a new look at the
active anti-cancer component in turmeric—curcumin—and
found that it can strike at the ‘root cause’ of
cancerous tumor formation.
New ADA Recommendation: Parents Should Use Fluoride
Toothpaste on 12-Month-Olds
Daily Sheeple - Now the ADA says all parents should
use fluoridated toothpaste on children under two,
and begin with one-year-olds. How a baby who might
not even have teeth or be able to walk will be able
to even remotely comprehend the directions to spit
and not swallow this potentially dangerous chemical
was not explained.
Green Tea May Have Brain Healing Properties
Green Med Info - New research reveals that green tea
could be a powerful brain healer by stimulating the
activity of a nerve growth factor known as BDNF.
Healthy Raw Collard Wraps
Prevent Disease - Perfect for any season, this makes
for a great healthy mid afternoon snack or even
lunch. And to get that perfect cut on the collard
wraps you should use a good quality chef knife.
After trying these once, you might wonder why you
would need bread sandwich ever again.
Is your “Self Talk” killing you?
Natural News Blog - One of the things people often
ask me is this: “If you could recommend one
“natural” thing for this (symptom, disease,
condition), what would it be?” The truth is—there is
no “one thing” that always works for that one thing.
But there is one thing that I know with absolute
certainty—after thirty years of studying,
researching, and teaching healing. You have to find
your personal truth.
New hemp oil could be a powerful cooking alternative
(NaturalNews) A recently developed hemp plant may
prove to provide the ideal cooking oil; watch out,
olive oil. The University of York reported that they
have developed a hemp plant that contains a
significantly higher quantity of oleic acid. The new
hemp oil not only offers a longer shelf life and a
higher heat tolerance but also has a very similar
fatty acid makeup to olive oil.
California-grown Lundberg rice shows near-zero heavy
metals; case closed on 'naturally occurring' excuse
for lead in rice products
(NaturalNews) Immediately after Natural News shocked
the natural products industry by revealing
significant levels of heavy metals in rice protein
products, several of the smaller manufacturers got
together to try to figure out how to counter
scientific facts with public relations spin.
Proven Ways to Calm Your Dog from Storms, Separation
Anxiety, and Other Phobias
Dr. Becker - Sadly, maladaptive stress responses are
a growing problem for companion dogs. These
fear-based conditions often take the form of
separation anxiety, storm and/or noise phobia, or
aggression. A chronic, prolonged fear response can
cause both physical and emotional disease in your
pet that can potentially shorten his life and
negatively impact quality of life.
- February 13, 2014: - Today In History:
1635 - The Boston Public Latin School was
established. It was the first public school building
in the United States.
1741 - "The American Magazine," the first magazine
in the U.S., was published in Philadelphia,
1920 - The League of Nations recognized the
continued neutrality of Switzerland.
1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was
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.
1955 - Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
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.
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.
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
2011 - Egypt's military leaders dissolved
parliament, suspended the constitution and promised
elections in moves cautiously welcomed by protesters
who'd helped topple President Hosni Mubarak.
2012 - Washington became the seventh state to
legalize same-sex marriage.
Venezuela coup? Gunfire, clashes as 3 dead in violent Caracas protest
RT - At least three people have died in violent protests in the
Venezuelan capital, officials have confirmed. President Nicolas Maduro
has condemned the unrest as an attempt at a coup d’état orchestrated by
extremist members of the political opposition.
EU Terrorizes Switzerland Over Vote to Limit Immigration
New American - The European Union is terrorizing voters in Switzerland
and threatening retaliation against the tiny nation, which is not in the
EU, after the Swiss voted on February 9 to limit immigration in a
Euro MPs drop anti-NSA amendment offering Snowden asylum protection
RT - The European Parliament has been thrown into disarray over an
amendment urging it to ensure the safety of Edward Snowden. The ex-NSA
contractor’s name was dropped from the draft, which now merely calls for
the protection of whistleblowers in general.
China and Russia to build world’s biggest thermal power plant
RT - China and Russia are to build the world’s biggest thermal power
plant with an 8 gigawatt capacity. The Erkovetskaya TPP project in
Russia’s Amur region could cost up to $24 billion, and will export
energy to China where domestic demand is high.
TEPCO Slammed By Regulator For "Incorrect" Fukushima Radiation Readings
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, Japan's nuclear regulator has
criticized TEPCO for incorrectly measuring radiation levels in
contaminated groundwater. The NRA blasted, "something like this cannot
happen ... This (data) is what becomes the basis of various decisions,
so they must do their utmost to avoid mistakes in measuring radiation."
VIDEO: Foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Syria have abducted tens of
Palestinian refugees in Damascus
Press TV -Anwar Raja, a spokesman for the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), said the kidnappings
happened overnight on Wednesday in an attack on the Yarmouk refugee camp
in the Syrian capital.
‘Defense capacity off-limits in Iran talks’
Press TV - A senior Iranian lawmaker has rejected US claims that Iran’s
defense capabilities would be part of the nuclear negotiations, saying
the nation’s missile program is not a threat to the region.
US 'all-options' talk a joke: Iran general
Press TV - US’s ‘all-options-on-the-table’ threats against Iran are a
joke, says a top Iranian general. The millions-strong rallies dismayed
Washington and the Israeli regime, said Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi,
a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed
VIDEO: Kabul defies US pressure, releases 65 Bagram inmates
Press TV - Kabul released the prisoners on Thursday, a day after the
United States voiced concern over the issue. Washington says the
prisoners are “dangerous individuals.”
VIDEO: CAR declares war on Christian militias
Press TV - Central African Republic (CAR) President Catherine Samba-Panza
says her government will "go to war" with Christian militias, who have
launched "ethnic cleansing" against Muslim citizens in the country.
Cracks found in floor near Fukushima radioactive water tanks
ajw.asahi.com - TEPCO detected up to 58 becquerels of radioactive cesium
and up to 2,100 becquerels of radioactive strontium per liter of melted
snow in the area. Freezing temperatures may have cracked the concrete,
the TEPCO officials added.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Only Two House Members Vote Against Meddling in Ukraine’s
Kurt Nimmo - On Tuesday evening a mere two members of the U.S.
House of Representatives voted against meddling in the internal
affairs of Ukraine. Reps. Walter Jones and Thomas Massie, both
Republicans, heeded the advice of George Washington, who advised
against foreign interventionism, and Thomas Jefferson, who urged
“peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations,
entangling alliances with none.”
'Rand Paul v. Barack Obama' lawsuit hits federal court with
Daily Mail - 'There's a huge and growing swell of protest in
this country,' Paul said during a Wednesday morning press
conference, 'of people who are outraged that their records would
be taken without suspicion, without a judge's warrant, and
FEMA Demands Deployable Homes That Can Serve As “Permanent
Housing” During Crisis
Kit Daniels - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking
to spend millions on manufactured homes that can be “quickly
built and deployed” to any state in America which also have “the
added potential to become permanent housing.”
Naked Ambition: TSA Wants New Generation Of Body Scanners
Steve Watson - They were expensive, they didn’t work on a
security level, they shredded privacy, and they carried
significant potential safety risks, yet that didn’t stop the TSA
from rolling out full body scanners without consulting Congress
or the public – now the agency wants to roll out more enhanced
versions of the imaging technology.
Homeland Security to Activate ‘National License Plate
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security is set
to activate a national license plate tracking system that will
be shared with law enforcement, allowing DHS officers to take
photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it
to a database which will include a “hot list” of “target
New Hampshire House Kills Anti-Gun Bill By A Two To One Vote
Liberty Crier - On Wednesday morning, the New Hampshire House of
Representatives killed anti-gun bill HB 1589 by a vote of more
than two to one. After the last general election, the New
Hampshire House switched from being 70 percent Republican
(normally pro-gun) to majority Democrat (normally anti-gun).
Hillary Clinton’s Unethical, Dishonest Behavior Should Be Fair
Game During Presidential Race
Kurt Nimmo - The Washington Wire column over at the Wall Street
Journal posted the results of a McClatchy-Marist poll today. In
a match-up between Hillary Clinton and any of her prospective
Republican challengers for the 2016 presidential race, voters
said they preferred Clinton. The only challenger was Wisconsin
Rep. Paul Ryan. Everybody else landed nearly 20 or more points
behind Clinton with the exception of Ryan and former Arkansas
Gov. Mike Huckabee.
YouTube: Hillary Clinton Exposed, Movie She Banned From Theaters
- Full Movie
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JP Morgan Executive Becomes 5th Banker to Die in Last 2 Weeks
Paul Joseph Watson - Two weeks after the suicide of a JP Morgan
banker who jumped to his death from the top of a building,
another of the firm’s employees has died, with 37-year-old Ryan
Henry Crane becoming the 5th banker fatality in just the last
few weeks alone.
Democrats Who Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline Own Shares in
freebeacon.com - Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline
have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the
company looking to build the pipeline, public records show. A
recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen
as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine
(D., Va.) remains opposed to its construction.
VIDEO: Ted Cruz: Fracking America Back to Greatness
Daily Paul - If this is the 'Future', we're doomed.
Nuclear Frack Dump Planned for New York
nofrackingway.us - New York is one of the few places where you
can 1) Dump Frack Goo onto roads as de-icer, 2) Dump frack
flowback into municipal water plants and 3) Dump radioactive
drill cuttings into municipal land fills – without having to
pay-off any local officials to look the other way – because the
state regulators have already been paid off.
California's water choice: Crops or fracking?
"The drought is a game changer on fracking," [California Rep.]
Levine said. "We have to decide what our most precious commodity
is—water or oil? This is the year to make the case that it's
FEMA Says NO to West Virginia's Grant Request for Water
Daily Sheeple - FEMA has been providing bottled water and other
assistance since the disaster, but state and local agencies have
spent millions of dollars to deal with the crisis. Tomblin [the
state's governor] asked FEMA for grant assistance to provide the
state with federal funding to reimburse it and the counties in
the water emergency area part of the costs of the response.
Winter storm blamed for nine deaths as snow system moves up east
The Guardian - The second wintry storm in two weeks to hit the
US south brought treacherous conditions to highways, forced
thousands of flight cancellations and knocked out electricity to
nearly a half-million homes and businesses.
More than 500 Lantern Fish & Deep Sea Squid Found Dead on Hawaii
Natural Society - Between 500 and 800 squid and lantern fish
were found dead in the Nawiliwili Harbor area of Hawaii on
January 27. Fukushima could be to blame.
Real-life Iron Man armor to be ready by June – US admiral
RT - In an attempt by fact to imitate fiction, the US military’s
“Iron Man” armor will take an important step towards reality in
June, when multiple prototypes will be revealed and tested.
It Doesn’t Take Much For People To Start Behaving Like Crazed
Economic Collapse - If an ice storm can cause this much panic in
our major cities, what will a real crisis look like?
FAIL: Another Mammography Study Finds They Don't Save Lives
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study published in the
British Medical Journal reveals regular mammogram screenings do
not reduce breast cancer death rates – the only true measure of
whether they benefit women who undergo them.
Fennel: Evidence-Based Drug Alternative for Menstrual Cramps
Green Med Info - Painful periods afflict millions of women, and
cause unnecessary suffering, absenteeism and a calculated $2
billion in economic consequences in the U.S. alone every year.
The standard of care is to use sometimes dangerous chemical
drugs. All the more reason why a return to natural medicine may
offer a much needed solution.
Iodine and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): What You Need to
GHC - What’s discussed much less is that, for women, the ovaries
contain the second highest concentration of iodine in her body
(behind the thyroid). Thus, it goes without saying that
maintaining normal iodine levels is a must for promoting the
health of the ovaries.
So much for healthcare 'reform' - Greedy Big Pharma pushing up
(NaturalNews) Despite the Affordable Care Act's promise of
controlling healthcare costs, the prices of many drugs are
quietly skyrocketing - doubling, tripling and, in some cases,
even quadrupling in price - but for some reason, no one seems to
Simple invention can seal a gunshot wound in just 15 seconds
(NaturalNews) It is being hailed as breakthrough technology and
something that would be especially useful for the military - yet
it is a concept so amazingly simple that you may wonder why
someone didn't develop it sooner.
More toxic rice? FDA recalls Uncle Ben's Infused Rice after
victims suffer skin rashes, headaches and nausea
(NaturalNews) Just days after Natural News revealed the presence
of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten in rice protein
products, the FDA has issued an urgent recall of Uncle Ben's
Infused Rice products sold to institutions like schools and
- February 12, 2014: - Today In History:
1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist
1870 - In the Utah Territory, women gained the right
1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball
1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North
America. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York
1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was
declared to be a national holiday.
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.
1915 - The cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial was
laid in Washington, DC.
1918 - All theatres in New York City were shut down
in an effort to conserve coal.
1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge made the first
presidential political speech on radio.
1934 - The Export-Import Bank was incorporated.
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.
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 justice.
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 Enron.
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.
2004 - Defying a California law, San Francisco
officials began performing weddings for same-sex
2004 - Mattel announced that "Barbie" and "Ken" were
breaking up. The dolls had met on the set of their
first television commercial together in 1961.
2009 - A commuter plane crashed into a suburban
Buffalo, N.Y., home, killing all 49 aboard and a
person in the house.
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- February 11, 2014: - Today In History:
1752 - The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very
first hospital in America.
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.
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)
1968 - The new 20,000 seat Madison Square Garden
officially opened in New York. This was the fourth
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.
1989 - Rev. Barbara C. Harris became the first woman
to be consecrated as a bishop in the Episcopal
1990 - Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in
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
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: EU ministers agree on military mission to CAR
Press TV - European Union foreign ministers have formally approved a
military mission to the Central African Republic (CAR), agreeing to send
about 500 troops to help French and African Union forces already there.
Pakistan anti-drone campaigner missing
Al Jazeera - Pakistani anti-drone campaigner, who was due to testify
before European parliaments, has gone missing in the city of Rawalpindi,
his lawyer said.
New Snowden Docs Confirm NSA's Role in Drone Killings
Activist Post - While the world is rightly concerned about the wholesale
dragnet spying of citizens across the planet, another program has
emerged which shows how "intelligence" gathered by the National Security
Agency (NSA) is being used in a lethal manner.
Consider Intervention in Bosnia if Tension Escalates
StratRisks - An eventual escalation of tension in Bosnia might result in
intervention of EU forces, a high official warned Sunday. Valentin Inzko,
High Representative of the international community in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, told Austrian media that the situation in the country will
be analyzed next Tuesday.
Eurocrat fury as Swiss 're-build walls' against EU immigration
RT - The EU has threatened to review all bilateral agreements with
Switzerland if Bern goes all the way and blocks immigrant inflow. On
Sunday Swiss voters narrowly approved the return of strict quotas for
immigrants from within the EU.
Suicide Bomb Trainer in Iraq Accidentally Blows Up His Class
New York Times - In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist
teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at
a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad unwittingly used a
belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration early
Monday for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, army and police officials said.
World’s first’ farmer trial over GM crop contamination begins in
RT - A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM
contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The
case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops
affect neighboring territories.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Drone Attack Controversy: Obama Administration Wrestling With
Whether To Target U.S. Terror Suspect
Huffington Post - An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida
is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S.
officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with
whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally
under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year.
‘Destroy them immediately’: Top US commander ordered purge of
bin Laden photos
RT - Eleven days after the 2011 US elite forces raid that
resulted in the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the
head of US special operations ordered the destruction of all
photos of the corpse or for them to be given to the CIA, new
Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism
mediatrackers.org - Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG)
training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a
mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with
“anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic
Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms
WSJ - You might think the question would be settled by now, but
the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second
Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside
Chicago School Officials Suspend 11-Year-Old Boy Under
'Dangerous Weapons' Policy for Voluntarily Turning in Non-Firing
rutherford.org - Criticizing Chicago school officials for being
overzealous, misguided and incapable of distinguishing between
an impotent toy and a dangerous weapon, The Rutherford Institute
has come to the defense of an 11-year-old boy who was suspended
from school after he voluntarily turned in a non-firing plastic
toy gun that had been forgotten in his jacket pocket.
“He’s Wearing a Diaper!”: TSA Agent Humiliates Cancer Victim
Paul Joseph Watson - A cancer victim who suffers from
incontinence was humiliated during an incident last week when a
TSA agent loudly announced “he’s wearing a diaper” to waiting
travelers, before laughing and subjecting the man to a strip
Mountain Man Back In Jail, Supporters Want to Arrest Judge
Activist Post - Natural living mountain man, Ernie Tertelgte of
Manhattan, Montana has become an Internet favorite for his
tenacious defense of sovereignty and strict adherence to
original court system procedures, even acting as his own
Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?
Ron Paul Institute - President Barack Obama’s state of the union
pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in
presidential usurpation of Congressional authority.
Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns has fallen by over 15
percent since December 2012
John Lott - According to a new count, the group’s membership has
gone from a high of 1,046 following the shootings at Newtown,
Conn.’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 to a low
today of 885. That’s a fast drop of 161 members.
Medicare paid millions in drug benefits to prisoners
Washington Times - Food stamps. Free meals. Cable TV.
Unemployment and disability benefits. And now prescription
drugs. It’s a good time to be in prison, where inmates are
mistakenly receiving tens of millions of dollars in benefits at
N.Y. Sen. Schumer presses FDA to ban bread chemical
Washington Times - Mr. Schumer launched a campaign Sunday for
the Food and Drug Administration to ban azodicarbonamide, a
chemical used mostly to put the rubber in rubbery products such
as yoga mats and shoe soles.
Health-Law Mandate Put Off Again
WSJ - The Treasury Department, in regulations outlining the
Affordable Care Act, said employers with 50 to 99 full-time
workers won't have to comply with the law's requirement to
provide insurance or pay a fee until 2016. Companies with more
workers could avoid some penalties in 2015 if they showed they
were offering coverage to at least 70% of full-time workers.
22 Facts About The Coming Demographic Tsunami That Could Destroy
Our Economy All By Itself
Economic Collapse - Today, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will
retire. This is going to happen day after day, month after
month, year after year until 2030. It is the greatest
demographic tsunami in the history of the United States, and we
are woefully unprepared for it.
Congress Works to Eliminate Bonuses for VA Execs
military.com - Congress appears poised to tighten oversight of
the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of the ever-present
backlog of claims and recent, high-profile medical errors, the
Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Poisoned, Vomiting, Hospitalized WV Children Close Schools.
Media Still Censors ‘Poison’ Word...
Red Flag News - Multiple West Virginia schools closed after
sending hundreds of poisoned students home, some vomiting and
dizzy, and at least child to the hospital this week, but
officials lifted the pregnant women water warning. After nearly
a month of at least 300,000 West Virginians’ daily exposure to
dangerous chemicals, media continues reporting a ”smell” is
making people, instead of the reality that a poison is injuring
and sickening people.
Exxon oil spill town 'deserted land', residents still getting
sick, forced to abandon homes
RT - Almost one year after ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst and
caused a major oil spill near Mayflower, Arkansas, officials say
the area is safe to live in. But locals are still suffering from
dizziness, headaches, and nausea – prompting many to move away.
NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to
mine the moon
The Verge - NASA is now working with private companies to take
the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources
like helium 3 and rare earth metals.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Catfish oversight, weather radios and a Christmas tree tax: Meet
the pork-filled $956 BILLION Farm Bill
Daily Mail - The federal government pays for a $15 million 'wool
trust fund,' runs a $170 million program to protect catfish
growers from overseas competition, sets aside $3 million to
promote Christmas trees, funds another $2 million to help
farmers sell more sheep, and plunks down $100 million
researching how to get Americans to buy more maple syrup. And
that spending is just three one-hundredths of one per cent of
the Farm Bill that President Barack Obama signed Friday in
Lawmakers won’t have to disclose the farm subsidies they receive
The Hill - A provision requiring members of Congress and the
administration to disclose what crop insurance subsidies they
receive was quietly dropped from the farm bill that the House
passed on Wednesday.
Be Prepared: 15 Items That Every Survival Kit Should Contain
Do It Yourself Report - A small amount of preparation can make
all the difference in a survival situation and help shift the
odds in your favour. How can you be prepared though if you don’t
know what lies around the next corner? The answer is to carry a
few basic items of equipment about you whenever you leave home.
Health benefits of chlorella
STEPin2 - Chlorella is an algae that is grown in fresh water.
The plant is used to make nutritional supplements and
medications. What makes chlorella so spectacular is that it is
such a simple life form, but packs so much nutrition. It is well
known for its ability to fight diseases including cancer. Let’s
look at the health benefits of chlorella.
Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally: The Anticancer Diet
Green Med Info - Here is my list of anticancer superfoods that
you can begin incorporating into your diet today for greater
health and vitality. I've included dozens of scientific
citations demonstrating the benefits of each of these
18 North Carolina patients may have been exposed to rare brain
(Reuters) - Eighteen neurological patients in North Carolina may
have been exposed to an incurable and fatal disorder similar to
"mad cow" disease while undergoing surgery at the Novant Health
Forsyth Medical Center because surgical instruments were
insufficiently sterilized, the hospital said on Monday.
Most unique, self-empowering health event of the year coming to
Branson, MO, April 3-5
(NaturalNews) In its second year, the Hungry 4 Health Gala and
Organic Festival is set to deliver life-changing information to
many people from different walks of life. People are already
planning to come from many states across the US and Mexico to be
a part of this growing event.
Cut Flowers—A Major Yet Little-Known Source of Toxic Pesticides
Dr. Mercola - With Valentine's Day just around the corner,
flowers are probably on most people's minds. But did you know
that the bouquet you're giving your sweetheart may be loaded
with pesticides?... Flower growers are actually among the
heaviest users of agricultural chemicals, including pesticides
that are suspected of being among the most toxic.
Xylitol: Uncovering the dark side of this popular sugar
(NaturalNews) Many of us who have jumped on the lower-carb
bandwagon have embraced xylitol as the darling of natural sugar
substitutes. And yet, questionable manufacturing processes and
the end product can be problematic - that is, a chemically
extracted sugar alcohol the body is unable to fully digest which
causes an uproar in the digestive tract. To make matters worse,
xylitol is frequently made from GMO corn and produced in China.
Cheap, synthetic astaxanthin derived from petrochemicals
flooding the natural products market beginning this month
(NaturalNews) Until now, all the astaxanthin sold for human
supplementation has been derived from algae grown in large
ponds. But now a new synthetic astaxanthin is entering the
market, and consumer won't be able to tell the difference
between the two because synthetic astaxanthin can be labeled
"astaxanthin" with no indicate that it was derived from
petroleum. Yes, that's where synthetic astaxanthin comes from:
Mercury banned as vaccine ingredient by Chilean lawmakers
(NaturalNews) Word has it in the U.S. medical community that
vaccines pushed by Big Pharma in our country no longer contain
thimerosal, but the Food and Drug Administration admitted in
2012 that the substance is actually still present in many batch
vaccines, including in the annual influenza vaccine that is now
administered to children as young as six months old.
Fruit flies can smell cancer tumors in humans
(NaturalNews) Fruit flies are able to smell the difference
between cancerous and healthy cells, and they can even tell the
difference between different strains of cancer, according to a
study conducted by researchers from the University of Konstanz
in Germany and the University La Sapienza in Italy and published
in the journal Scientific Report.
The pear truth: 7 reasons to eat more pears
(NaturalNews) While pears are rarely discussed, they do offer a
plethora of amazing health benefits like decreasing your chance
of heart disease, decreasing your chance of stroke, helping
increase your immune system and many more.
- February 10, 2014: - Today In History:
1763 - The Treaty of Paris ended the French and
Indian War. In the treaty France ceded Canada to
1863 - The fire extinguisher was patented by Alanson
1870 - The city of Anaheim was incorporated for the
1870 - The YWCA was founded in New York City.
1879 - The electric arc light was used for the first
1897 - "The New York Times" began printing "All the
news that's fit to print" on their front page.
1933 - The singing telegram was introduced by the
Postal Telegraph Company of New York City.
1935 - The Pennsylvania Railroad began passenger
service with its electric locomotive. The engine was
79-1/2 feet long and weighed 230 tons.
1942 - The Normandy, the former French liner,
capsized in New York Harbor. The day before the ship
caught fire as it was being fitted for the U.S.
1962 - The Soviet Union exchanged capture American
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for the Soviet spy
Rudolph Ivanovich Abel being held by the U.S.
1967 - The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
was ratified. The amendment required the appointment
of a vice-president when that office became vacant
and instituted new measures in the event of
1990 - South African President F.W. de Klerk
announced that black activist Nelson Mandela would
be released the next day after 27 years in
1997 - The U.S. Army suspended its top-ranking
enlisted soldier, Army Sgt. Major Gene McKinney
following allegations of sexual misconduct. McKinney
was convicted of obstruction of justice and
acquitted of 18 counts alleging sexual harassment of
six military women.
2005 - North Korea publicly announced for the first
time that it had nuclear arms. The country also
rejected attempts to restart disarmament talks in
the near future saying that it needed the weapons as
protection against an increasingly hostile United
2007 - Gen. David Petraeus took charge of U.S.
forces in Iraq
2009 - A Russian and an American satellite collide
2011 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused to
step down or leave the country and instead handed
his powers to his vice president.
Iran dispatches warships to US maritime border
RT - Ships from the Iranian army’s naval fleet are headed towards the
United States maritime borders as part of a longstanding protest against
US vessels in the Persian Gulf, Fars News Agency reports.
Syria: “There are Terrorists from 83 Countries, Armed and Funded by
Global Research - Syria Information Minister, Omran al-Zoubi said Saudi
Arabia’s decision that Saudi citizens who fight in conflicts outside the
Kingdom would face harsh punishment does not mean that the Kingdom will
stop funding and arming terrorist groups.
Shiite militias in Iraq begin to remobilize
Washington Post - In the latest sign of the escalating attacks, the
heads of three Sunnis were found Sunday in a market in northern
Salaheddin province, while six Shiites were shot dead in the province
after being questioned about their religious affiliation, officials
EU to force Britons to publish details of wills and property
The Telegraph - A European law is being drafted whose original aim was
to prevent corporate money-laundering. The objective, supported by the
UK, was to force companies to disclose on a register the money and other
assets held inside trusts or equivalent legal arrangements.
EU Rejects Mexican Honey Due to GMO Soybean Pollen
Natural Blaze - Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth
largest honey exporter in the world. A Smithsonian researcher and
colleagues helped rural farmers in Mexico to quantify the genetically
modified organism (GMO) soybean pollen in honey samples rejected for
sale in Germany. Their results will appear Feb. 7 in the online journal,
Two quakes strike near Fukushima
RT - Two magnitude-5 earthquakes struck off the coast of Japan’s
Fukushima prefecture, the site of the 2011 tsunami and earthquake that
killed more than 18,000 people and sparked the world’s worst nuclear
disaster since Chernobyl.
US to pump $300mn into Afghanistan to end ‘war economy’ says report
RT - Washington will announce on Monday a massive aid package to
Afghanistan, which it hopes will assist the war-torn country get back on
its feet after 12 years of playing host to foreign troops, Reuters has
UK ‘borrowed’ US drones to carry out unreported strikes in Afghanistan
RT - The UK has used American drones over 250 times to carry out
previously unreported attacks in Afghanistan, the MoD has admitted. The
reports prompted a sharp reaction from British rights groups who slammed
the lack of transparency in the UK military.
VIDEO: New US bans against Geneva deal spirit: Araqchi
Press TV - A senior Iranian diplomat says the latest US sanctions
against a number of companies and individuals for doing business with
the Islamic Republic are “against the spirit” of the landmark Geneva
Barclays account details for sale as 'gold mine' of up to 27,000 files
Daily Mail - In the worst case of data loss from a British High Street
bank, highly sensitive information, including customers’ earnings,
savings, mortgages, health issues and insurance policies, ended up in
the hands of unscrupulous brokers. The data ‘gold mine’ - also
containing passport and national insurance numbers - is worth millions
on the black market because it allowed unsuspecting individuals to be
targeted in investment scams.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon wants additional $4.5 bln to fix failed missile defense
RT - In a bid to beef up its missile defense systems, the United
States Department of Defense intends to request $4.5 billion in
additional spending over the next five years, according to a
report by Reuters.
Man Who Fled Communism Blasts Oregon Lawmakers For Gun Control
Storyleak - Manuel Martinez, who narrowly escaped Cuba in 1962
after being imprisoned for opposing Fidel Castro, passionately
defended the Second Amendment in front of Oregon’s Senate
Judiciary Committee, comparing the state’s attempts to pass gun
control to moves made by his former government.
Mayor: Nationwide Gun Confiscation Is Goal of Mayors Against
Kit Daniels - A current New York mayor has publicly announced
his decision to leave Mayors Against Illegal Guns because the
gun control group demands an all-out “confiscation of guns from
law-abiding citizens.” In an announcement published by his
city’s newspaper, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mayor John C. Tkazyik said
he quit the group after realizing it was simply a vehicle for
Michael Bloomberg to “promote his personal gun-control agenda.”
Rand Paul demands Dems return money raised by ‘sexual predator’
Washington Times - Sen. Rand Paul, who has been in a bit of a
tiff recently with the Clintons, says that any Democrat who has
raised campaign money with former President Clinton should
return the cash to protest his sexual behavior in the White
Related C-Span video.
Texas Grand Jury Rejects Murder Charges For Man Who Shot Deputy
During No-Knock Raid
informationliberation.com - In an astonishing ruling, a Texas
grand jury declined to press capital murder charges against a
man who shot and killed a law enforcement officer executing a
no-knock raid on his home. A Burleson County SWAT team raided
the man's home near Snook on December 19th of last year.
SWAT Uses Florida Woman’s Home Without Permission: “You All Need
To Leave, You Can’t Be In Your House.”
actionnewsjax.com - Deborah Franz feels violated. She claims the
SWAT team went into her southside home without her permission
during a standoff involving her neighbor Sunday afternoon.
Kentucky Police Set Up ‘Eating While Driving’ Checkpoints
Paul Joseph Watson - Instead of searching for actual criminals,
Kentucky State Police will be on the lookout for people who eat
while they drive as part of Operation RAID, which will include
checkpoints targeting “distracted drivers,” despite the fact
that eating while driving is not banned in Kentucky.
TSA Agents Interrogate Jewish Author For Reading Conservative
Paul Joseph Watson - Award winning Jewish author Phyllis Chesler
was questioned and had her bag searched at New York’s JFK
Airport as a result of a TSA agent’s suspicions over the fact
that she was reading a conservative newspaper.
Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama?
Paul Joseph Watson - The day after Jay Leno signed off on 22
years of hosting The Tonight Show, suspicions still abound as to
why he was canned despite still being on top of the ratings....
Did Comcast Corporation, which last year bought out General
Electric’s 49% stake in NBC and donated over $300,000 dollars to
Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, have anything to do with
221 Percent Increase In One Year? Why Are So Many People
Renouncing American Citizenship?
Economic Collapse - The number of Americans that renounced their
citizenship was 221 percent higher in 2013 than it was in 2012.
That is a staggering figure, and it is symptomatic of a larger
The New AR-15 Design Is Compliant With “SAFE Act” And Has Gun
Control Activists In A Tizzy
gunsnfreedom.com - Prototypes for the newly designed AR-15 are
hitting gun shops across New York, as gun shops and machinists
have designed a rifle that complies with the anti-gun law. At
least one gun shop has received a letter from state police
saying that the new AR-15 style rifles should be legal in the
state as long as they don’t have some of the features that the
4th Financial Services Executive Found Dead; "From
Self-Inflicted Nail-Gun Wounds"
Zero Hedge - The Denver Post reports Richard Talley, founder and
CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from
self-inflicted wounds - from a nail-gun. Talley's company was
under investigation from insurance regulators.
Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursday’s
Hearing — That’s When a GOP Rep. Showed He Wasn’t Having Any of
The Blaze - Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) dismissed a Tea Party
leader’s concerns over supposedly being targeted by the Internal
Revenue Service, prompting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to swoop in
with a revealing set of questions.
* Related Video:
Catherine Engelbrecht's Testimony...
Low-Wage Hours At New Low As Obamacare Fines Loom
Zero Hedge - Low-wage workers clocked the shortest workweek on
record in December - even shorter than at the depth of the
recession, new Labor Department data showed Friday. The figures
underscore concerns about the Obamacare employer insurance
mandate's impact on the work hours and incomes of low-wage
earners. Still, as Krugman told Colbert recently, he's "ok with
a little bit of wealth redistribution from people who have been
lucky to people who are unlucky."
US Treasury introduces ‘extraordinary measures’ as Feb. 27 debt
RT - The US Treasury on Friday was forced to enact ‘emergency
measures’ after spending its borrowed time and money. By month’s
end, Uncle Sam’s piggy bank will be down to just $50 billion, US
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress.
Judge sides with US servicemen used as guinea pigs in terrifying
Cold War experiment
RT - A federal judge has ruled the United States Army must
quickly inform veterans of any potentially harmful health
effects stemming from the secret medical and drug experiments
conducted on them during the Cold War.
Survey: Most Enlistees Don't Value Commissaries
Military.com - Most active duty troops, especially enlistees,
don't value the commissaries nearly as much as the government
pays to operate them, according to a survey by the Center for
Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Scientists Confirm Fukushima Radiation in California Kelp
Storyleak - Part of the ongoing “Kelp Watch 2014″ project,
government and academic institutions have begun receiving
results from samples of Bull Kelp and Giant Kelp collected along
the California coast. Despite attempts by the media to downplay
the ongoing disaster, the discovery has only confirmed the
continued build up of radiation in West Coast waters.
GMO Destruction: GMO Tobacco Virus Found to be Killing the
Natural Society - The study calls it the Tobacco Ring Virus (TRSV)
and points to it as a probable cause of CCD. It seems strange
that a virus could jump from plant to animal, but in the mad
science world of biotech, it isn’t uncommon. The really scary
part of the TRSV virus is that not only is it jumping from one
species to another, but it is moving up 6 levels in biological
hierarchy from the plant to animal kingdom.
The Internet Strikes Back Against the NSA on Feb. 11
Defense One - Thousands of civil-liberty and online-freedom
groups and websites will take to the digital streets next week
to wage a coordinated war against the National Security Agency’s
spying powers, a battle strike reminiscent of a virtual protest
that two years ago killed an online piracy bill.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
GMO Grass Set for Lawns Across US – No Regulation Needed
Sustainable Pulse - A little-noticed, almost nonchalant, article
in the Columbus Dispatch last week portends substantial
environmental and economic mischief. The article notes that
Scotts Company is going forward with plans to commercialize GMO
Kentucky bluegrass. Mentioned in passing was that this grass,
engineered for resistance to the herbicide glyphosate (AKA
Roundup), is not regulated by USDA, and that company employees
will begin planting the grass at their homes.
Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Mother Earth News - Starting seeds indoors under controlled
conditions, with no aggravation from weeds or weather, allows
you to get a prompt start on the season, whether you are sowing
onions in late winter, squash in summer or lettuce in early
fall. And where growing seasons are short, some crops require an
indoor head start to later reach maturity.
Dramatic Recovery In Parkinson’s Patient with Gluten Free Diet
Green Med Info - Could gluten's toxicity extend to the nervous
system, producing symptoms identical to classical Parkinson's
disease? A new case study adds to a growing body of research
indicating that wheat's neurotoxicity is greatly underestimated.
VIDEO: FDA Insists Bread Additive Removed By Subway Is Safe
wtsp.com - [University of South Florida microbiologist Jill
Roberts of USF Health] says Azodicarboamide has been extensively
tested around the world and studies that suggest it could cause
asthma or skin allergies where in those breathing the chemical,
not eating it.
Keep this in mind when they try to sell you a pandemic
Activist Post - “Seasonal flu? Pandemic flu? Meningitis?
Hepatitis? Whooping cough? Measles? Polio? Martian Traveler’s
Disease? Venusian Restless Leg? Gimme everything you’ve got.
Inject me! Protect me!” Here are few items to consider when the
pandemic professionals start grinding out media warnings.
A Modest Dose of Ginger Improves 8 Markers of Diabetes Type 2
Green Med Info - A promising new study published in the
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals
that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective
treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.
5 Things We Were Always Told Not To Consume, Yet Are Fantastic
For Our Health
Prevent Disease - The list of government recommendations on
healthy and unhealthy foods over the last several decades have
been as reliable as trying to pick the right numbers on a
lottery ticket. There are numerous examples of foods we were
told not to consume, but are now at the top of grocery lists
thanks to a savvy public who are no longer fooled by
irresponsible recommendations based on corporate greed.
Your Valentine's Day Candy May Be Filled With GMOs
Mother Earth News - Much of the Valentine's Day Candy sold by
Hersheys and Mars includes GMO-risk ingredients such as soy
lecithin, and cornstarch. Take a stand this year and say no to
GMOs in your Valentine's Day candy.
Study Confirms That Matters of the Heart Directly Influence The
Health of Your Heart
Prevent Disease - University of Utah researchers have shown that
the ways in which you are supported, can actually have
significant bearing on your overall cardiovascular health. The
findings announced by Psychological Science reveal that when
both partners perceive having mixed feelings about the support
they get from each other, each partner’s levels of coronary
artery calcification (CAC) tend to be particularly high.
Radioactive Fertilizer—The Surprising Primary Cause of Lung
Cancer in Smokers
Dr. Mercola - Research suggests that polonium-210, a radioactive
element that is also chemically toxic, causes the most lung
damage. Polonium is the only component of cigarette smoke shown
to produce cancer in laboratory animals. According to previous
research, smoking 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes per day can expose
your bronchial epithelium to a radiation dose equivalent to a
radiation dose to your skin from 300 chest x-rays per year
MSG Proven Highly Toxic: 1 Dose Causes Headache In Healthy
Natural Blaze - Found everywhere as an additive in your food,
new research has uncovered that this "flavor enhancer" is
extremely toxic, causing a battery of adverse health effects
within normal dietary ranges.
Discover the power of alpha lipoic acid for removing heavy
metals, taming diabetes and protecting against Alzheimer's
(NaturalNews) With diabetes, cardiovascular disease and
neurological disorders reaching epidemic proportions, natural
remedies that combat these health concerns are in high demand.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can help with these pressing issues and
more. This formidable antioxidant has also shown promise in
curbing osteoporosis, reducing the damage caused by stroke, as
well as preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease.
Goofy stories behind famous foods
(NaturalNews) Here at Natural News, our readers know that we are
all about healthy food choices (meaning organic and non-GMO, for
starters). Fresh, wholesome, pure and chemical-free. But that
doesn't mean that we weren't a bit mystified - and amused - by
some little-known facts about some of the world's most famous
Sweden doesn’t repeat unsafe and unnecessary
vaccines to pets!
Dr. Jordan - The Swedes love their families, their
children and even the ones with fur. The love showed
up in the pets living long lives in happy human
animal bond relationships. These pets live longer
and in more health because they are NOT vaccinated
into disease. Disease like cancer, autoimmune
disease, allergies, asthma, atopy, anaphylaxis and
eczema. Metal poisoning wasn’t taking place here.
Do You Make This Cancer-Inducing Pet Care Mistake?
Dr Becker - A recent study conducted by Tufts
University showed that exposure to lawn pesticides
raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma by as
much as 70 percent. Another study indicates that
exposure to herbicide-treated lawns has been
associated with a significantly higher bladder
cancer risk in dogs.... Some pet parents don’t
realize flea and tick preventives are actually
pesticides, and in fact, the “spot-on” form of these
products received an EPA warning five years ago.
- February 7, 2014: - Today In History:
1795 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
1818 - "Academician" began publication in New York
1922 - DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace offered 5,000
copies of "Reader's Digest" magazine for the first
1936 - The U.S. Vice President’s flag was
established by executive order.
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 Anzio, Italy.
1962 - The U.S. government banned all Cuban imports
and re-export of U.S. products to Cuba from other
1964 - the Beatles arrived in the United States for
the first time, giving rise to Beatlemania. (see
original news article)
1974 - The nation of Grenada gained independence
1977 - Russia launched Soyuz 24.
1984 - Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II
and Robert L. Stewart made the first untethered
1985 - "New York, New York" became the official
anthem of New York City.
1986 - Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude
Duvalier fled his country ending 28 years of family
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.
2011 - AOL Inc. announced the $315 million purchase
of The Huffington Post website.
2012 - A federal appeals court ruled California's
ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
New Chinese submarine patrol puts Hawaii, Alaska within nuke range says
RT - The Chinese are preparing to deploy submarines armed with nuclear
missiles that will patrol the northern Pacific Ocean and come within
range of at least two US states, according to a new report from the US
Reports: Sarin gas used by U.N.-backed Libyans
WND - Libyan hospital reports obtained by WND appear to support a claim
by a tribal leader from near Tripoli that the provisional government,
backed by the Obama administration, launched sarin gas attacks on its
citizens just weeks ago to stamp down a popular tribal uprising that is
gaining momentum under the Libyan Green Flag of Resistance.
Corporate Media Says Syrian Terrorists Threaten Jihad in Britain and
Kurt Nimmo - Group backed by NATO against Syria takes to Facebook,
states it has no intention of targeting Britain... An al-Qaeda linked
group in Syria is threatening to stage attacks in the United Kingdom
against public transport and financial centers. The group also allegedly
threatened the White House in the United States.
South Sudan soldiers photographed wearing UNICEF backpacks donated for
The Star - It makes for a stark image. Two disheveled rows of soldiers
with bright blue backpacks marked “UNICEF,” which were originally meant
for children. “We are of course extremely concerned to see this flagrant
abuse of UNICEF education materials by combatants,” UNICEF's spokeswoman
Sarah Crowe told Agence France-Presse.
World Bank to map Africa's natural resources
Business Standard - The World Bank plans to launch in July a $1 billion
plan to map Africa's natural resources with the aim of delineating more
clearly the continent's uncovered mineral wealth. The project, dubbed
the Billion Dollar Map, "will unlock the true worth of Africa's mineral
endowment," Tom Butler, mining specialist at the Bank's private finance
arm, the International Finance Corp, said yesterday.
DoD’s Lips Are Sealed on Secret Guantanamo Site
Courthouse News - A document that sheds light on the costs behind
Guantanamo Bay’s secret “Camp 7,” which houses the accused Sept. 11,
2001, conspirators, should remain classified, the Defense Department
told a federal judge.
Industrial Band Bills DoJ For Using Its Music as a Torture Device
Adan Salazar - Industrial band Skinny Puppy is billing the U.S. Justice
Department after finding out their tunes were used as a means of
torturing detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.
Argentine Banking System Archives Destroyed By Deadly Fire
Zero Hedge - While we are sure it is a very sad coincidence, on the day
when Argentina decrees limits on the FX positions banks can hold and the
Argentine Central Bank's reserves accounting is questioned publicly, a
massive fire - killing 9 people - has destroyed a warehouse archiving
banking system documents.
Turkish law lets government block websites and seize personal data
without a court order
The Verge - The Turkish government this week passed strict new
legislation that makes it easier for authorities to shut down websites
and access personal data, in what is widely seen as a move to strengthen
internet censorship and surveillance at a time of heightened political
Tape Reveals US Runs Ukraine Opposition
The Ron Paul Institute - In the latest debacle for the US State
Department and the Obama Administration, US Assistant Secretary of State
Victoria Nuland was caught on tape micro-managing Ukraine opposition
party strategies with US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. That the
Ukraine regime-change operation is to some degree being directed from
Washington can no longer be denied.
US will give money to Ukraine if Kiev makes necessary reforms - Nuland
RT - The United States is ready to provide financial support to Ukraine
if the country implements the necessary political reforms, senior US
diplomat Victoria Nuland said.
threatening to intervene militarily in Ukraine
StratRisks - A senior Kremlin aide accused the United States on Thursday
of arming Ukrainian “rebels” and, urging the Kiev government to put down
what he called an attempted coup, warned Russia could intervene to
maintain the security of its ex-Soviet neighbor.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: US successfully tests B-61 atomic bomb
Press TV - The US has successfully tested an updated version of
a B-61 atomic bomb in defiance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty, which calls for nuclear disarmament.
Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with
‘limited’ terror contact into US
The Daily Caller - The Obama administration has issued new
exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and
refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists
who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.
Rand Paul: Obama Turning US Into ‘Socialist Nightmare’
newsmax.com - “It’s hard to imagine exactly what his goal is
because when you talk to him one on one, he sounds reasonable
and like he’s not trying to transform America into some
socialist nightmare,” Paul, a Kentucky Republican, told “The
Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
In 19 Minutes, A Team Of Snipers Destroyed 17 Transformers At A
Power Station In California
Michael Snyder - When a real terrorist attack happens, sometimes
we don’t hear about it until months afterward (if we ever hear
about it at all). For example, did you know that a team of
snipers shot up a power station in California? The terrorists
destroyed 17 transformers and did so much damage that the power
station was shut down for a month. And it only took them 19
minutes of shooting to do it.
Cop Handcuffs Firefighter For Trying to Protect Crash Victims
Paul Joseph Watson - “We are stunned,” said Fire Engineer John
Hess, President of the Chula Vista Firefighters Union. “Our
Engineer parked his vehicle consistent with our standards and
training. We cannot imagine what possible explanation could be
given to justify this conduct by the CHP officer.
Mourning For America
The Daily Sheeple - All over this country, there are tens of
millions of Americans that still deeply love the United States
and that are deeply saddened by how far this nation has
fallen.... We have abandoned our values and the principles that
this nation was founded upon, and the consequences of doing this
are manifesting in our society in thousands of different ways.
School administrators throw food away, waste tax dollars, let
kids go hungry to make parents pay
(NaturalNews) A Utah elementary school made international
headlines recently after it was reported that administrators
there starved out about 40 students whose lunch funds were
lacking. According to The Salt Lake Tribune (SLT), cafeteria
workers at Uintah Elementary School were forced to seize and
toss the pizza lunches of dozens of students, offering them
instead a small piece of fruit and a carton of milk.
GMA Forms US Coalition to Destroy State GMO Labeling Bills
Sustainable Pulse - The US Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
announced Thursday the formation of one of the largest ever food
and biotech industry coalitions, in a press release that can be
seen below. The aim of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is
to force the US Congress to pass a Federal GMO Labeling Bill,
taking away the democratic right of the people of the US to vote
for GMO labeling in State votes.
Senate Fails to Pass Three-Month Extension of Jobless Aid
NY Times - he Senate failed to move forward on a three-month
extension of assistance for the long-term unemployed on
Thursday, leaving it unlikely that Congress would approve the
measure soon while undercutting a key aspect of President
Obama’s economic recovery plan.
82,000 tons of coal sludge spilling for days into NC river
threatens Virginia drinking water
Raw Story - Five days after coal ash began leaking into the Dan
River in North Carolina last weekend, Duke Energy still can’t
say if the mess will ever be cleaned up.
Canada River Loaded with Artificial Sweeteners, Flows Into Great
Natural Society - A new study indicates a Canadian river used
for drinking water contains the highest concentration of
artificial sweeteners in surface waters worldwide.
Blackouts Coming Under Obama EPA Regulations, Senator Warns
Off the Grid News - The Obama administration’s restrictions on
carbon dioxide emissions will lead to blackouts in the winter
months, US Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) is warning.
VIDEO: Winter Storm Nika: Pennsylvania Power Outages Could Last
TWC - More than 410,000 customers were still without power in
Pennsylvania Thursday evening after Winter Storm Nika brought
heavy snow, high winds and icy conditions. The number is down
from the height of the storm, when nearly 850,000 customers were
in the dark, but some utility companies were warning the
remaining outages could last for days.
You Won't Believe Where Silly Putty Is Hiding In Your Food
foodbabe.com - Dimethylpolysiloxane 101 (a.k.a. Silly Putty).
Dimethylsiloxane is commonly used in vinegary-smelling silicone
caulks, adhesives, and aquarium sealants, a component in
silicone grease and other silicone based lubricants, as well as
in defoaming agents, mold release agents, damping fluids, heat
transfer fluids, polishes, cosmetics, hair conditioners AND IN
Turmeric Smoothie - So Tasty You Won't Believe It Has One of the
Most Powerful Antioxidants In The World
Prevent Disease - If you wanted to create the perfect smoothie
with anti-cancerous properties, potent anti-inflammatories, as
well as anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal constituents,
look no further than adding turmeric. Although turmeric has a
lightly bitter taste, you won't even notice it in this delicious
recipe that will have you craving it daily.
Chamomile: A Natural Cancer Fighter and Sleep Promoter
Natural Society - It’s true that the chamomile plant is great
for promoting relaxation and deep sleep, but it’s also useful in
fighting anxiety, depression, and even cancer.
10 Popular Foods That Drain Energy and Add Extra Pounds
Dr. Mercola - Processed foods in particular are literally
designed to addict you and keep you eating more. At the same
time, even public health guidelines on nutrition are entirely
misguided – causing most people to shun healthful foods, like
saturated fats, in favor of grains (which most eat far too much
4 Tips for Ridding Your Kitchen of Toxins
Natural Society - Cleaning products may clean, but they work at
the cost of chemical contamination. Here are 4 tips for cleaning
without the health-compromising toxins.
Blue light can help fight fatigue and improve your alertness
(NaturalNews) If you feel fatigued and have trouble maintaining
focus at work, you aren't the only one. To help combat this, a
new study suggests that blue light (short wavelength) exposure
can immediately improve your performance and even your
alertness, thus decreasing workplace accidents and improving
The Dr. Oz Show: Information I Couldn’t Share
Dr. Mercola - Last week I went to New York to tape a segment
with Dr. Oz on multivitamins. It's scheduled to air on Monday,
February 10th.... It was only a ten minute segment so there
wasn't enough time to discuss the false and often repeated quote
stating that dietary supplements are unregulated.
Medical Nanobots Will Connect Brain to Cloud Computing - Ray
Activist Post - The Human Body Version 2.0 project features none
other than arch-Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil as its main
proponent. The goals have been openly stated for some time: In
the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical
and mental systems, already underway, will use nanobots to
augment and ultimately replace our organs.
Watchdog fail: PETA killed nearly 2,000 shelter animals in 2013
RT - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA), known
for its anti-fur campaigns, put down 1,792 stray cats and dogs
at its shelter last year alone. PETA defends its work, saying
euthanasia is sometimes the best option for animals.
Bizarre "Tom and Jerry Syndrome" in the UK - Could It Spread to
Dr. Becker - Cats from the UK are suddenly having seizures
presumably caused by simple environmental stimuli, now dubbed
the "Tom and Jerry Syndrome." But could they really be reacting
to another type of stimuli? If so, we could see it in the US,
EPA Sued Over Toxic Pesticides in Pet Flea Collars
ecowatch.com - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking a response to
NRDC’s petitions to ban two hazardous pesticides used in popular
pet flea treatment products.
Hilarious Video Exposes What ‘Natural’ Products
Natural Society - Millions have been duped by the
use of corporate language within the food products
industry — including myself before I became better
educated about what terms like ‘natural’ and
‘organic’ really mean.
This Micro Documentary is a Perfect GMO Crash Course
Activist Post - Andrew Detemer, age 16, has recently
released a perfect rundown of the issues concerning
genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food
- February 6, 2014: - Today In History:
1778 - The U.S. gained official recognition from
France as the two nations signed the Treaty of Amity
and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in Paris.
1788 - Massachusetts became the sixth state to
ratify the U.S. Constitution.
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 Spain.
1900 - The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace
conference decree that created in international
arbitration court at The Hague.
1911 - The first old-age home for pioneers opened in
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
1987 - President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old
this day and became the oldest U.S. President in
1998 - Washington National Airport was renamed for
U.S. President Ronald Reagan with the signing of a
bill by U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - Excerpts of former White House intern Monica
Lewinsky's videotaped testimony were shown at
President Clinton's impeachment trial.
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
2002 - A federal judge ordered John Walker Lindh to
be held without bail pending trial. Lindh was known
as the "American Taliban."
2004 - An explosion ripped through a Moscow subway
car during rush hour, killing 41 people in a
terrorist attack blamed on Chechen separatists.
Security pact snag: ‘Afghan government can’t afford to let the US lead
RT - The US’s bilateral security agreement is ready for signing, but
Karzai won’t sign. He wants to extract more concessions from the US, and
of course the Taliban is pushing Karzai from the other side, Frank
Ledwidge, former British military officer, told RT.
VIDEO: Gaza cancer patients on rise due to Israel weapons
Press TV - “Thousands of tons of unconventional weapons containing
carcinogenic agents were fired on Gaza in the last 14 years. Many of the
weapons used by the Israeli forces are internationally banned and
contain illegal substances that not only affect people but they also
have long-term effects on the environment,” said Health Ministry
Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra.
Over 1,000 Syrian refugees granted Russian asylum says official
RT - A total number of Syrians who have officially applied for refuge in
Russia is over 1,200, Vladimir Rucheikov said at gathering of the
Presidential Council for Human Rights. His agency makes decisions about
Syrian refugees mainly on humanitarian grounds, and he noted Syria is an
unsafe place to live in.
Switzerland turns down Greece’s wish to retroactively tax Greeks’ bank
keeptalkinggreece.com - Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
turned down the proposal of her Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras to
impose taxes on Greeks’ bank accounts and transfer the money to Athens.
Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb
ABC News - The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to
U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games
to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers, which some intelligence
indicates may actually hold ingredients that could be used to construct
a bomb aboard a plane, a senior U.S. official told ABC News.
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House
freebeacon.com - A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently
hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama,
prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization.
Obama IRS to Share Private Financial Data With Russia’s Putin
Blacklisted News - The U.S. Treasury’s effort to secure a pseudo-treaty
on data exchange with the Kremlin is part of the Foreign Account Tax
Compliance Act, or FATCA, a scheme passed in 2010 aiming to obliterate
privacy worldwide under the guise of collecting about an extra billion
dollars per year in revenue.
VIDEO: N Korea warns against South-US war games
Press TV - North Korea has warned that unless South Korea cancels
scheduled military drills with the US, it would reconsider plans with
Seoul to resume reunions for separated families.
In One Month, Everyone In Iceland Will Own Cryptocurrency
Motherboard - Each Icelandic citizen—all 330,000 of them—will receive
31.8 AUC [Auroracoin] through a digital transaction. Citizens all have a
national ID number available through a public database, which will be
used to verify their identity.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase
Kit Daniels - Post Office joins other federal agencies
stockpiling over two billion rounds of ammo.... On Jan. 31, the
USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on
the Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to
register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers for a
variety of cartridges.
Common Core Panelist Says “The Children Belong to All of Us”
Activist Post - Last Friday, a panel discussion at the Center
for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, was held to
promote Common Core and discuss those who oppose it.
Government Schools Common Core Indoctrination
batr.org - Over the last half century, the public school
establishment in America has achieved enormous results, if the
intention was to dumb down the population. The term public is
archaic, since the current age promotes an internationalist
interdependency culture, where the state defines institutional
roles and sanctions accepted standards.
Flashing Headlights to Warn of Speed Traps is Protected Speech,
The Daily Sheeple - Tony Rothert, an attorney with the ACLU,
explained the basis for that claim: “If you’re at the gas
station on the corner and someone says ‘hey be careful over
there, there’s a speed trap’, that’s protected speech. You can’t
be ticketed for that. This is no different.”
Cops Ordered to Return Over $1 Million Seized From Innocent
The Daily Sheeple - In 2012, Tara Mishra decided to invest over
one million dollars in a nightclub. Mishra gave the money to her
future business partners, a married couple, to transport from
California to New Jersey for her. The couple was pulled over for
speeding along the way. What should have been a standard traffic
stop completely turned Mishra’s life upside down.
Senior Congressman Attempts To Get FBI Director To Say
Investigative Journalism Is A Crime
Steve Watson - During a hearing on the NSA’s surveillance
program, Rogers, head of the House Intelligence Committee,
implied that London Guardian journalist Greenwald is engaged in
selling leaked documents to international press organizations.
Rogers then actively encouraged FBI Director James Comey to
agree with him that “fencing stolen material” is a crime.
New Gov’t Report: Obamacare to Cost 2 Million Jobs by 2017
The Daily Sheeple - In the latest in a string of lovely news
regarding the so-called Affordable Care Act otherwise known as
Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office has released a brand
new report concluding that 2 million jobs will be lost by 2017
because of the healthcare law.
28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Toward Extinction
Economic Collapse - The death of the middle class in America has
become so painfully obvious that now even the New York Times is
doing stories about it.
Millions of Americans Teetering on Edge of Financial Ruin
Kurt Nimmo - A poll conducted by NBC News and Marist paints a
bleak financial picture for millions of Americans. Nearly 20
percent, more than 40 million Americans, say they have a
difficult time making ends meet.
Struggling US Postal Service looks to bitcoin for new revenue
RT - The USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) led a webinar
last week on bitcoin and other digital currencies to “explore
the possibilities” of setting up bitcoin and other
digital-currency exchanges at post offices as a means of
boosting revenue. The event included representatives of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the
World Bank, among others, MainStreet reported.
Homeowners will pay price for JPMorgan's debt writeoff
CNBC News - Come tax time, JPMorgan Chase will be able to write
off the $1.5 billion in debt relief it must give homeowners to
satisfy the terms of a recent settlement. But the homeowners who
receive the help will have to treat it as taxable income,
resulting in whopping tax bills for many families who have just
lost their homes or only narrowly managed to keep them.
New Site Dedicated to Fukushima Radiation Protection
Activist Post - The Fukushima Radiation Protection site at:
http://www.fukushima-shield.info is designed to provide an
understanding of the risks posed to Americans by the ongoing
radiation crisis that began on March 11, 2011 at the Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The site also discusses
the many steps we can take now to help protect our health.
Fracking is draining water from US areas suffering major
shortages says report
RT - Some of the most drought-ravaged areas of the US are also
heavily targeted for oil and gas development using hydraulic
fracturing - a practice that exacerbates water shortages -
according to a new report.
Smart Grid Documentary Wins Award for "Transformational Film of
Activist Post - “This is a victory for a growing majority who
want to restore sanity to the roles played by technology and
government,” said Josh del Sol, producer and director of Take
Back Your Power. “The issues unveiled in our film leave viewers
rocked and inspired to see solutions. Winning this award means
people are ready for a positive transformation. ”
Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Belly Rumbling
HOLLY NOTE (standeyo.com): OK, somebody needs to wrap their head
around reality here. If you go to Yellowstone's seismic
listings, in the past week there have been 30 quakes. This is
somebody blowing smoke where there's no even a match. They are
MICROquakes, nearly too small to even register, certainly not
big enough to be felt. Stan and I have monitored earthquakes for
2 decades. This is entirely normal. A non-event. It if were
otherwise, we would put out a warning. This is nothing more than
swatting a fly compared to being invaded by aliens.
USGS: Not Unusual...
Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest
ABC News - Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in
yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular
sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures
in a petition drive.
Naringin (in Grapefruit) Reduces Cervical & Breast Cancer Tumors
by up to 75%
Studies show how people suffering from cancerous tumors due to
malnutrition and cachexia (high levels of inflammatory cytokines
in their cells which causes weakening or severe illness)
responded exceptionally well to treatment with naringin, a
compound found in grapefruit.
5 Facts About Farm-Raised Fish You Should Know
Natural Society - While fish from the ocean may be riddled with
pollution and radiation, farm-raised aren't great either. Here
are 5 things you should know about farm-raised fish.
Roundup Accumulates in GMO Food, Proving Its Lack of Safety
Green Med Info - An important new manuscript accepted for
publication in the journal Food Chemistry disproves the widely
held notion that GMO crops are 'substantially equivalent' to
their traditional counterparts; a notion which forms the basis
for national and international agencies – including the U.S.
FDA, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization and
the World Health Organization – declaring genetically modified
foods to be safe without having performed adequate health risk
Churches and Synagogues a Breeding Ground For Toxins, Allergens,
Irritants and Germs
Prevent Disease - Faith often trumps our modern obsession with
hygiene and let's face it, we can get sick in any public
location. However, worshipers often unknowingly rub
bacteria--including the kind found in fecal matter--on their own
faces. Researchers found that holy water samples from churches
and hospital chapels showed extremely high concentrations of
Melatonin could inhibit breast cancer growth says study
(NaturalNews) A recent study carried out by researchers from
Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Foundation for Research
Support of the State of Sao Paulo has revealed that melatonin, a
hormone which regulates the body's sleep-wake cycle, could help
slow the growth of certain types of breast cancer tumors.
Simple breath tests could detect lung cancer
(NaturalNews) A recent study has found that a basic breath test
could help indicate if a person has developed early-stage lung
US government using humans as guinea pigs in flu virus medical
(NaturalNews) The Associated Press (AP) reports that the
experiment, which is taking place at the U.S. National
Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland, will involve injecting
live viruses into the noses of human guinea pigs, who will then
receive $3,000 in compensation for their participation.
My, your field smells fishy: GM scientists try to grow fish oils
(NaturalNews) Springtime could bring rolling fields of
fish-infused flaxseed to Great Britain this year if genetic
manipulators are successful in convincing regulators to approve
this latest genetically modified (GM) monstrosity. The Telegraph
in the U.K. reports that GM flax could end up in outdoor soils
in as little as three months, the first step toward eventually
cultivating the "Frankenflax" commercially.
Is your toothpaste harming your health?
(NaturalNews) ...what many don't realize is that in our attempts
to fight off tooth decay and bad breath we may actually be using
dental products that not only don't live up to their promises
for healthier teeth, but that may also be hazardous to our
health. The common, questionable synthetic ingredients found in
many toothpastes include...
What if food ads had to list the side effects like prescription
drugs on TV?
(NaturalNews) It is as if we are living in total "idiocracy" -
that any human being would even consider any medication
advertised on television with all those crazy side effects, like
internal bleeding, loss of vision, coma, feelings of suicide and
death. It's literally insulting to intelligence, yet millions of
Americans still run to their doctors with health problems and
take whatever the doctor prescribes, without question, and then
wonder what went wrong.
New surveillance technology can track everyone in an area for
several hours at a time
Washington Post - As Americans have grown increasingly
comfortable with traditional surveillance cameras, a new, far
more powerful generation is being quietly deployed that can
track every vehicle and person across an area the size of a
small city, for several hours at a time.
Stalker’s Dream: Google Glass and Facial Recognition for the
Kurt Nimmo - Google Glass, the wearable computer with an optical
head-mounted display, just got a little creepier. It is an app
called NameTag and is billed as the “first real-time facial
recognition app for Google Glass.” According to the NameTag web
page, the app “will allow users of Google Glass to capture
images from their live video and scan them against photos from
social media and dating sites, including more than 450,000
registered sex offenders.”
Facial Recognition Glasses To Stop Crime -- Before It Happens?
CBS News - Soon, a Mountain View startup will begin selling 3-D
eyewear with technology so sophisticated, it could help crime
fighters stop crime before it happens.
Spy Agency Engaged In Internet “False Flag” Attacks
Washington's Blog - In another document taken from the NSA by
Snowden and obtained by NBC News, a JTRIG official said the
unit’s mission included computer network attacks, disruption,
“Active Covert Internet Operations,” and “Covert Technical
11 Tips for Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out
Natural Blaze - I can not say that I am an expert on the subject
but I can share some guidelines to follow when the power grid
goes down for more than a few hours.
You really CAN love your pet like a child: Bond
between dogs and their owners is 'similar to that of
a parent and baby'
Daily Mail - Domestic dogs have been closely
associated with humans for about 15,000 years and
canines are so well adapted to living with human
beings that in many cases the owner assumes the role
of the dog's main social partner, according to a new
- February 5, 2014: - Today In History:
1782 - The Spanish captured Minorca from the
1783 - Sweden recognized the independence of the
1846 - "The Oregon Spectator", based in Oregon City,
became the first newspaper published on the Pacific
1881 - Phoenix, AZ, was incorporated.
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.
1924 - The BBC time signals, or "pips", from
Greenwich Observatory were heard for the first time.
They are broadcast every hour.
1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt proposed enlarging
the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.
1952 - In New York City, four signs were installed
at 44th Street and Broadway in Times Square that
told pedestrians "don't walk."
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.
2002 - A federal grand jury indicted John Walker
Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," alleging
that he was trained by Osama bin Laden's network and
that he conspired with the Taliban to kill
2003 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
presented evidence to the U.N. concerning Iraq's
material breach of U.N. Resolution 1441.
Contractors flood into Iraq to give Al-Qaeda a run for the money
RT - The rapidly developing Al-Qaeda incursion is forcing the Iraqi
government not only to buy more American weapons and supplies, but also
to payroll an army of mercenaries and private contractors, previously
hired by the US Defense Department.
Syrian opposition, govt ready to move forward with Geneva 2 peace talks
RT - The Syrian National Coalition says it will take part in the second
round of Geneva 2 talks. Russia says the Syrian government expressed "no
doubts" that it will also attend, adding that it plans to send a
shipment of chemical agents out of the country.
Soros & Corporate Group Predicts Terrorism at Winter Olympics
Kurt Nimmo - Internationalist group believes threat may not come from
Muslim North Caucasus region. The International Crisis Group (IGC) is
predicting a terrorist attack in Sochi during the Winter Olympics. The
NGO has issued a report, “Too Far, Too Fast: Sochi, Tourism and Conflict
in the Caucasus,” analyzing the potential for violence at the games.
Rep. Rogers: Limit On Illegal Drone Kills Puts America at Risk
Kurt Nimmo - The chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike
Rogers, said Americans are in danger due to a reported limit on drone
strikes. Pakistan and Amnesty International call for end to drone
Europe exposed: over $3 trillion in emerging market loans
RT - The Fragile Five, BRICS and MINT are acronyms for countries like
Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, and China that are at the focus of the
emerging crisis. But Europe may be the most vulnerable, as banks have
more than $3.4 trillion in loans in shaky markets.
The Stock Market In Japan Is COLLAPSING
Economic Collapse - Did you see what just happened in Japan? The stock
market of the 3rd largest economy on the planet is imploding. On
Tuesday, the Nikkei fell by more than 610 points.
Thousands of Chechen, Saudi militants fight in Syria: Reports
Press TV - According to the reports, some 14,000 militants from Chechnya
have joined foreign-backed militant groups in Syria, making them the
first in the ranking of the countries the Syria militants originate
VIDEO: 4800 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel: official
Press TV - The Israeli regime is currently holding captive over 4800
Palestinians, including children and women, according to a Palestinian
Goldman to Fidelity Call for Calm After Global Stock Wipeout
Bloomberg - Panic is making an enemy of telephones for Catherine Yeung,
the director for equities at Fidelity Investment Management Ltd. in Hong
U.S. News, Politics & Government
First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th
Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying
Activist Post - On Monday, an Arizona state senate committee
became the first legislative body in the country to pass a bill
designed to thwart surveillance programs from the National
Security Agency (NSA).
Let’s Not Give Up Our Right to Name Names
AHA - Recently, we told you about newly proposed IRS rules that
would say what we are allowed to tell you and what not. To give
just one example, we would be forced to remove every single
reference to a candidate’s connection to any legislation from
our website sixty days before an election—giving incumbents a
free pass to introduce legislation with almost no public
Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps
could happen again
Washington Examiner - Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the
Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse
of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese
Americans during World War II.
Cops SWAT Innocent Family, Destroy Home Security Cameras To
Cover Up Evidence
Steve Watson - Armed militarized police in Iowa smashed their
way into the home of an innocent family last week and discovered
that they were being filmed on home security cameras. The
response paints a vivid picture, as one officer ripped a camera
from the wall, while another covered up a second camera to
prevent the raid being documented.
Wisconsin School Gets Kids to Snitch on Parents
Activist Post - The game is called “Cross the Line” and many
outraged parents believe that it does just that. A middle school
in Marinette, Wisconsin got a group of 5th-8th graders together
and organized a really fun game that asked students to step
forward to answer “yes” to a series of highly personal
You can’t celebrate America, school says
Fox News - Students and parents at a Colorado high school are
outraged after administrators turned down their request for a
spirit week day honoring America because it might offend
non-Americans.... The irony, said the students, is that they are
required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
House Intelligence Committee Floats Idea Of Jailing Journalists
Liberty Crier - A House Intelligence Committee Hearing looking
into worldwide threats to U.S. National security focused in on
Edward Snowden and the ongoing NSA disclosures. It was there
that Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) suggested that journalists
brokering the Snowden documents are breaking the law.
US Army faces massive recruiting fraud scandal
(AFP) - Criminal investigators suspect hundreds of US Army
soldiers exploited a recruitment program to receive illegal
kickbacks worth more than $29 million, lawmakers and officials
Harvard Economist Fears Starting “Bank Run” on BoA by
Withdrawing $1 Million
Paul Joseph Watson - Former Harvard Professor of Economics Terry
Burnham fears starting a “run” on Bank of America after he made
public his decision to withdraw $1 million dollars from his
checking account as a protest against Janet Yellen beginning her
term as Federal Reserve head this month.
A Rash of Deaths and a Missing Reporter – With Ties to Wall
Wall Street On Parade - In a span of four days last week, two
current executives and one recently retired top ranking
executive of major financial firms were found dead. Both media
and police have been quick to label the deaths as likely
suicides. Missing from the reports is the salient fact that all
three of the financial firms the executives worked for are under
investigation for potentially serious financial fraud.
Dell layoffs this week: 15,000 to be hit says report
zdnet.com - Dell's expected layoff programme is expected to
begin this week, and over 15,000 people may lose their jobs
worldwide. Insiders speaking to the Register say that the PC
giant's restructuring operation has resulted in cuts in every
department, "some of these have already been downsized and are
now being told to cut 15 per cent more heads."
Work Begins on Sub That Won't Hit Fleet Until 2030
Military.com - General Dynamics Electric Boat is working on a
five-year technology development contract worth up to $1.85
billion on the submarine that has come to be known simply as ORP.
These investments come at a time when the majority of the
defense industry is scaling back investments because of smaller
government defense budgets -- an interesting move during the
days of sequestration and reductions. Navy leaders have
announced plans to build 12 ORPs, with the first one slated to
enter service in the early 2030s.
Veterans who have VA-certified service dogs now can receive
unlimited access to veterinary care
veterinarynews.dvm360.com - The Department of Veteran Affairs
(VA), in conjunction with Trupanion, will launch the U.S.
Veteran Service Dog Program Jan. 27. The program will allow U.S.
veterans with certified service dogs unlimited access to
veterinary care. The program enables Trupanion to pay 100
percent of veterans’ certified service dogs’ veterinary bills.
Toxic carcinogens from tar sands oil production underestimated
RT - Production of crude oil in western Canada emits more
harmful carcinogens into the environment than official estimates
let on, according to a new study. The Keystone XL pipeline
would, if approved, move tar sands oil from Alberta through the
US to Texas.
Duke Energy plant reports coal-ash spill
charlotteobserver.com - Duke Energy said Monday that 50,000 to
82,000 tons of coal ash and up to 27 million gallons of water
were released from a pond at its retired power plant in Eden
into the Dan River, and were still flowing.
Doc Gives Obamacare Mega Smackdown: “We Choose Dignity and
Personal Service Over Disrespect”
Mac Slavo - We know that the new law is a horrific example of
government ineptitude and its unceasing intervention into every
aspect of our lives. But, after you read the following letter in
which Dr. Held adamantly opposes providing care under the new
mandates and refuses to do so on rational and moral grounds, one
can’t help but wonder how bad Obamacare must really be for our
Suicide Rates Will Skyrocket Due to Obamacare
Kit Daniels - Suicide rates in the U.S. will increase
dramatically as 2.5 million Americans lose their jobs in the
next 10 years due to Obamacare, following the current rise of
suicides in Spain where over 4.8 million are unemployed.
Extreme Anticancer Potential of Propolis
Green Med Info - In ancient herbal remedy, propolis has
impressive anticancer properties, which act on the molecular
level to reactivate protective genes, stop cancer growth and
The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods
Green Med Info - Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked
and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called
fermented. A place where many of the digestive challenges
associated with raw foods, e.g. enzyme inhibitors, antinutrients,
lectins, are overcome in favor of not just preserving their
benefits, but amplifying them.
15 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil
Care2 Healthy Living - You know that you can use coconut oil to
saute or bake, but did you know about these of surprising uses
for coconut oil?
Studies show that spirulina can help prevent cancer, boost brain
function and more
(NaturalNews) According to a 2004 study published in Biochemical
Pharmacology, spirulina contains a protein, C-phycocyanin, that
can significantly reduce the proliferation of cultured leukemia
cells by causing the cells to undergo apoptosis ("cell death").
How to cure pneumonia naturally with vitamin C
(NaturalNews) No matter the amount of antibiotics you use, it
will do nothing to cure the disease. Doctors give antibiotics
just in case there is any secondary infection caused by
MRSA the nghtmare bacteria target seniors
(NaturalNews) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, recently found that 4
percent of the hospitals in the United States harbored the
bacteria carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). This
family of bacteria naturally occurs in people's intestines. It
was also found in 18 percent of the nursing homes tested across
The benefits of an organic acid test
(NaturalNews) The organic acids test is a simple urine test that
looks at biomarkers from various metabolic pathways. These
biomarkers give an overview of several major systems in the body
and an analysis of nutritional deficiencies in the body. Many
functional medicine practitioners believe the organic acids test
to provide the most useful data for dollars spent of any
Long-Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Other Antacids Can
Cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Dr. Mercola - According to one recent study,1 long-term use of
proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium
(“the purple pill”)—drugs that suppress the amount of gastric
acid your stomach produces—is associated with vitamin B12
Are GMO-free Cheerios, Grape-Nuts a ploy by Grocery
Manufacturers Association to kill mandatory GMO labeling?
(NaturalNews) Since both companies have also indicated their
intention to keep adding GMOs to all their other cereal
formulas, it appears as though the whole charade is more of a
publicity stunt than a major shift of opinion about the
continued use of unlabeled GMOs in the food supply. One popular
health blogger believes that the GMA will use this voluntary
labeling initiative, as trite as it is, to argue against the
need for mandatory GMO labeling.
Shameless, disgraceful Garden of Life attacks Natural News for
publishing scientific facts about tungsten, lead and cadmium in
their RAW protein products
(NaturalNews) "Through a series of tantalizing reports and
videos this blogger has been trying to expose plant based
proteins, specifically disparaging organic, vegan and non-gmo
certifications," said a post on the official Garden of Life
Facebook page. It goes on to make thinly-veiled threats against
anyone who might pursue the truth further, saying, "[Our
supplier] will be aggressively pursuing this blogger and any who
repeat his misinformation."
California company builds 5-foot android robocops to control
RT - In a bid to make local communities safer and give local law
enforcement agencies more tools to fight crime, California-based
Knightscope recently unveiled a line of K5 robots that it
believes will “predict and prevent crime with an innovative
combination of hardware, software and social engagement.”
Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Tech Will Be Mandatory, say
IEEE - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA)
will soon propose rules for vehicle to vehicle (V2V)
communications on U.S. roads, it announced yesterday.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Senate passes farm bill, sends to Obama for
CNBC News - The U.S. Senate gave final congressional
approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm
bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands
federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to
farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama for
his expected signature.
The Farm Bill: Three Big Wins, but One Dangerous
AHA - Section 10015, which was slipped in behind
closed doors by Dow AgroScience’s lobbyists,
overturns an EPA ruling that pesticide residues must
be included in calculations of safe levels of
fluoride exposure. By removing pesticide residues
from the equation, this amendment almost guarantees
that Americans will be exposed to higher levels of
toxic fluoride, while thinking they’re consuming
California Drought: What Crops Will Be Hit First and
ABC News - Consumers can expect to see a shortage of
crops in some vegetables and fruit crops that they
would normally see in the grocery stores such as
broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, things like that."
Fields left unplanted will create a ripple effect on
the state's economy with fewer jobs for farm workers
and truck drivers. Related: California faces $5
California's Vital Role in Food Production
standeyo.com - Below are some of the top crops and
percentage of the nation's supply produced in
Vaccinations: Your Very Own Waiver
vitalanimal.com - Did you know that, even if you get
a postcard saying your animal’s rabies vaccination
is now due, that many times, you have an automatic
waiver in place that even your veterinarian may
overlook? It’s true. It’s called the label on every
drug and vaccine, including rabies vaccines.
States with Medical Exemptions and
Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver Form
- February 4, 2014: - Today In History:
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.
1847 - In Maryland, the first U.S. Telegraph Company
1861 - Delegates from six southern states met in
Montgomery, AL, to form the Confederate States of
1895 - The Van Buren Street Bridge opened in
1904 - The Russo-Japanese War began after Japan laid
siege to Port Arthur.
1932 - The first Winter Olympics were held in the
United States at Lake Placid, NY.
1941 - The United Service Organizations (USO) was
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.
1974 - Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped in
Berkeley, CA, by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1985 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan's defense budget
called for a tripling of the expenditure on the
"Star Wars" research program.
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.
2003 - Yugoslavia was formally dissolved by
lawmakers. The country was replaced with a loose
union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and
2004 - The social networking website Facebook was
The Taliban Is Tapped-Out
Zero Hedge - Afghanistan’s insurgents have endured hard times before,
but nothing quite like this. At first glance the war might seem to be
turning in their favor. Hundreds of Taliban foot soldiers - the heart
and soul of the armed struggle against the U.S.-backed Kabul government
- are running out of food, money and ammunition.
Cost of corruption across EU equals its annual budget - EU Commission
RT - Corruption in the EU costs the economy 120 billion euro per year -
equivalent to the EU’s annual budget, EU Home Affairs Commissioner
Cecilia Malmstroem said when presenting a new report, adding that “there
are no corruption-free zones in Europe.”
UN report urges govt food regulation to tackle global obesity epidemic
RT - A study by the UN health body finds that deregulated food markets
result in more people eating fast food and an increase in the obesity
epidemic. Governments could slow and even reverse the epidemic by
tighter control of the fast food market.
US cautions against Thai military coup
The Voice of Russia - The United States Monday warned against moves to
stage a military coup in Thailand and said it was "concerned that
political tensions" are challenging the Southeast Asian nation's
Thousands of Houthis protest against Yemen government
Press TV - Thousands of members of the Shia Houthi movement have held a
demonstration in the Yemeni capital, calling for the resignation of the
government. The protesters took to the streets of Sana’a on Monday,
demanding the ouster of those in power and the confiscation of their
wealth, saying they have corrupted the country.
US, EU mull aid package to Ukraine
Press TV - The United States and the European Union (EU) are holding
talks on drawing up a financial aid package to Ukraine, American and
European officials say.
NZ spy agency in illegal Kim Dotcom wiretap 'deletes key evidence' ahead
RT - Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom has accused the New
Zealand spy agency of getting rid of the information necessary for his
$6.9 million damages hearing.
Radioactive Cesium in Japan’s Food Chain
Global Research, - Almost all edibles tested in Japan contain
radioactive cesium, and it has now been verified that shiitake mushrooms
in Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture have tested above the statutory
limit for radioactive cesium. Thus, radioactive cesium has now spread
far beyond Fukushima Prefecture.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
America Spends More On Military Than the Other Top 10 Countries
PolicyMic- The U.S. (obviously) tops the chart with a recorded
682 billion dollars of annual military spending, or about 20% of
our total federal spending. That is a sizable sum. It's more
than the entire GDP of Norway last year. To give you even more
perspective, the U.S.' share of global military spending is more
than the rest of the top 10 combined.
Congress Took More Free Trips in 2013 Than in Any Year Since the
The website LegiStorm, which compiles congressional travel
records, said Monday that lawmakers and their staffs took a
combined 1,887 free trips last year for a total cost of almost
Fights Break Out As Nationwide Ammo Shortage Worsens
Off the Grid News - The ammunition shortage in the United States
has gotten so bad that fistfights have broken out over bullets.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Walmart stores are limiting customers
to three ammunition purchases a day.
Obama IRS Openly Prepares to Silence Conservative Grassroots
atr.org - As the 2014 Congressional elections loom over DC, the
IRS has proposed new rules which would muzzle hundreds of
grassroots groups. In a controversial move, the Internal Revenue
Service will redefine certain criteria for what defines a
501(c)(4) tax-exempt activity in order to eliminate their place
in the public square, and in the words of House Ways and Means
Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.), “[put] tea party groups out of
Superbowl 2014: 9/11 Truther and Independent Journalist Hacks
Ben Swann - According to NJ.com, Matthew Mills, an 30-year-old
independent journalist from Brooklyn, said his aim was just to
get close to MetLife Stadium — which had layers of security in
what’s supposed to be the most secure sporting event in the
United States — so he could conduct some fan interviews.
Cops Break Special Needs Teen’s Arm On School Bus – Family Suing
For $1 M
Ben Swann - Two cops attempted to convince the teen to get off
of the vehicle — the entire time, the teen remained on his seat,
unresponsive. In the video, one cop can be heard saying, “Either
you or one of us might get hurt and we don’t want to do that.”
After 30 minutes of asking the teen to get up, the cops used
force to remove him from the bus. The boy’s arm was broken in
The Dow Has Already Fallen More Than 1000 Points From The Peak
Of The Market
Economic Collapse - On Monday, the Dow was down another 326
points. Overall, the Dow has now fallen more than 1000 points
from the peak of the market (16,588.25) back in late December.
This is the first time that we have seen the Dow drop below its
200-day moving average in more than a year, and there are many
that believe that this is just the beginning of a major stock
US West Coast on high alert against tsunami-washed Japanese
RT - While winter storms have plunged temperatures across
various parts of the United States, the West Coast is bracing
itself for an altogether different – yet still very unwelcome –
set of seasonal hazards: invading marine life from Japan.
U.S. Navy Killing Marine Life With Sonar and Weapons Testing
Activist Post - Not only have whales been showing up dead with
dozens of pounds of toxic, plastic waste inside their stomachs,
the U.S Navy plans to raise the death toll by conducting
underwater testing of explosive weapons and sonar devices. Tests
will be and are taking place in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans,
including the Gulf of Mexico.
California: Before And After The Drought, And Why It's Only
Going To Get Worse
Zero Hedge - The three-year long drought plaguing the western
United States is only likely to get worse over the next year,
forecasters and climate scientists say, given a dismal snowpack
that has officials in many states worried. Despite a snowstorm
earlier this week, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains
stands at just 12 percent of the average level, the lowest
measurement in the half-century records have been kept.
Scientists Find That The Human Body Kills Spontaneous Cancers
Prevent Disease - It takes no more than 100 seconds for the
body's immune cells to identify and kill a cancer cell. Immune
cells undergo ‘spontaneous’ changes on a daily basis that could
lead to cancers if not for the diligent surveillance of our
immune system, Melbourne scientists have found.
NYC to MANDATE Flu Shots for Children Under 6
Natural Society - The initiative will take effect in only 30
days and will affect 150,000 children. Deputy Commissioner for
Disease Control Dr. Jay Varma says the shots could keep “as many
as about 20,000” kids from getting sick. But he doesn’t say
anything about the trade-offs.
37 Better Food Preservatives & AntiMicrobials than the Chemical
Crap “they” Put in Your Food
Natural Society - From basil to garlic, here are 37 better
preservatives and anti-microbials to look to instead of the
chemical cocktails being used by food manufacturers.
14 Alkaline Foods and Drinks for Optimal Health
Natural Society - Your body needs to be slightly alkaline for
optimal health, with a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. Here are 14
alkaline-promoting foods to keep you healthy.
Fenugreek - 6 Reasons Why This Herb and Spice Belongs In Your
Prevent Disease - Trigonella foenum in graecum (Fenugreek) is a
traditional herbal plant used to treat disorders like diabetes,
low lactation, respiratory ailments, wounds, inflammation,
gastrointestinal ailments, detoxification of heavy metals, pain,
colds and even cancer.
Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors
EWG - There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors
can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain
hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones;
turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone
signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with
essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating
in organs that produce hormones.
Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA
Natural Blaze - In one of the first studies to show a
significant association between BPA and cancer development,
University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have
found liver tumors in mice exposed to the chemical via their
mothers during gestation and nursing.
Four benefits of mustard that you may not know
(NaturalNews) The mustard plant comes from the genus of plants (Brassica)
that contains such potent and nutritious members as horseradish,
cress, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. This genus is
loaded with amazing plants that are great for your health.
Garden of Life RAW Protein products found to contain heavy
metals tungsten, lead and cadmium
NaturalNews) Natural News has confirmed, via three different
laboratories, the presence of significant levels of the heavy
metals tungsten, lead and cadmium in Garden of Life "beyond
organic" raw protein products. This has been confirmed across
multiple lots of Garden of Life Original, Vanilla and Chocolate
Cacao and Vanilla Spiced Chai. Tungsten has also been found and
confirmed in Garden of Life "Raw Fit" products.
Skip all cold breakfast cereals and replace with 'real food' for
a healthy start to your day
(NaturalNews) Breakfast cereals are a multi-billion dollar
industry. Unpublished studies have shown that rats eating the
boxes of cereals lived longer than those eating the cereal
itself. The large corporate food industry with its many
lobbyists have successfully kept all research on the dangers of
cold cereals out of published journals.
Obamacare blocks sick children from receiving specialty care
(NaturalNews) New local reports out of Washington State tell of
a very disheartening reality for children needing specialty
care. Sick children with preexisting conditions are now being
turned away by the ACA in Seattle. The president's generous
promise to take care of sick children previously denied care has
become a sham, a disgraceful lie.
How the CDC Transformed 21 Raw Milk Illnesses Into 20,000
Dr. Mercola - There were 21 reported illnesses linked to raw
milk in Minnesota from 2001 to 2010, but a new CDC study claims
more than 20,500 Minnesotans were actually sickened. If a person
was sickened by campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7 or salmonella
during the study period, and had drank raw milk in the week
before, the illness was blamed on raw milk (even though many
foods could have caused the illness)
Beat digestive problems with the FODMAP plan
(NaturalNews) Digestive disorders can be extremely embarrassing
and debilitating. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome,
small bacterial overgrowth and colitis are extremely common and
can be hard to get under control.
Facebook, Google, others unveil national security request
RT - Some of the most influential companies in Silicon Valley
have unveiled data regarding the national security requests they
have received from the US government, detailing how many
requests they receive, how many the company responds to, and
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Where to Find Local Food, Family Farms, Markets, & Co-ops
Natural Blaze - 20 Quick Resources to Find Local Food, Farms,
Markets, Stands, Co-ops and more!
Don't Let Your Pet Have Surgery for Scary Lumps Until Your Vet
Dr. Becker - Dr. Becker only advocates surgical removal of lumps
or bumps when there is potential for cancerous cells, or when
the mass is impinging on the animal’s comfort and quality of
life. In the case of benign masses that are not bothersome to
the pet, she believes the risk of anesthesia and surgery far
outweighs the benefit of having a lump-free pet.
- February 3, 2014: - Today In History:
1783 - Spain recognized the independence of the
1809 - The territory of Illinois was created.
1900 - In Frankfort, KY, gubernatorial candidate
William Goebels died from an assassin's bullet
wounds. On August 18, 1900, Ex-Sec. of State Caleb
Powers was found guilt of conspiracy to murder Gov.
1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
was ratified. It authorized the power to impose and
collect income tax.
1917 - The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with
Germany, which had announced a policy of
unrestricted submarine warfare.
1918 - The Twin Peaks Tunnel began service. It is
the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920
1927 - The Federal Radio Commission was created when
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill.
1945 - Russia agreed to enter World War II against
1951 - Dick Button won the U.S. figure skating title
for the sixth time.
1951 - The Tennessee Williams play, "The Rose
Tattoo", opened on Broadway in New York.
1966 - The first rocket-assisted controlled landing
on the Moon was made by the Soviet space vehicle
1969 - At the Palestinian National Congress in
Cairo, Yasser Arafat was appointed leader of the
1984 - Challenger 4 was launched as the tenth space
1988 - The U.S. House of Representatives handed
rejected U.S. President Reagan's request for at
least $36.25 million in aid to the Nicaraguan
1998 - Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker. She was the
first woman executed in the U.S. since 1984.
2009 - Eric Holder was sworn in as attorney general.
He was the first African-American to hold the post.
In-Depth - militants-landscape
dawn.com - Despite hundreds of attacks and the deaths of thousands of
Pakistanis, there is still a great deal of confusion about the number,
nature and end goals of the militant organizations operating in
Pakistan. For some, they remain figments of a fevered imagination. To
others they are proxies of foreign powers.
Israeli security minister slams Kerry over boycott threat, warns IDF may
RT - Intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz has lashed out against John
Kerry’s warning of a boycott if Israeli-Palestinian peace talks fail,
and said the IDF may invade Gaza if Hamas doesn’t end rocket attacks on
Russia threatens to quit START as US deploys Aegis destroyer to Spain
RT - The US has deployed a ballistic missile defense destroyer to Spain
to boost NATO’s anti-missile shield in Europe. The move, allegedly aimed
at curbing the Iranian threat, has sparked talks about Russia possibly
scrapping the START nuclear treaty.
Thailand: New York Times Defends Terrorist Regime & Sham Elections
Land Destroyer Report - In Thomas Fuller's New York Times piece titled,
"Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest," he claims: At least
six people were injured Saturday in a prolonged daylight gun battle
between protesters seeking to block the distribution of ballots in
Bangkok and would-be voters demanding that protesters cease their
attempts to obstruct national elections on Sunday.
I Am Steve Marsh: Global organic protection campaign faces trial
Activist Post - Steve Marsh’s organic canola fields in Western Australia
suffered 70% genetic contamination from a neighboring biotech farm that
sowed Monsanto seeds. As a result, he lost organic certification after
11 years, and his livelihood was destroyed.
countries; likely to face coup in 2014
StratRisks - Pakistan has been included in the list of 40 countries
having risks of coup in 2014 and residing on the 14th position released
by Jay Ulfelder, a famous political scientist who also blogs.
Abbas seeks NATO force in future Palestine
(UPI) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he proposed to
Secretary of State John Kerry a U.S.-led NATO force patrol a future
Palestinian state indefinitely. The proposed independent Palestine
alongside Israel would have no army of its own, only a police force,
Assad told the New York Times.
Iranian commander: We have targets within America
Daily Caller - A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted
Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States
from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic.
Surge 2.0: Africom General says more Marines could be based throughout
Military Times - Marine units that specialize in crisis response could
be based in Africa in coming years as military leaders work with host
nations that have shown interest in the U.S. posturing troops in their
countries, according to a top general in the region.
‘Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria’ Ignored
voiceofthepersecuted.wordpress.com - One of the worst Christian
massacres—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and
children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the
hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; and the U.S. government and
its “mainstream media” mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when
not actively trying to minimize matters).
Hillary Clinton calls on Senate not to impose more sanctions on Iran
Theguardian.com - Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and
Democratic presidential heir apparent, has urged her former Senate
colleagues not to pass new sanctions on Iran, even as she called the
Islamic Republic a “threat to global security”.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Attack Chopper Joins Snipers & Checkpoints at Super Bowl
Kurt Nimmo - The Super Bowl will provide a venue to acclimate
the American people to the presence of the military. The Defense
Department said on Friday it will play a major role – with air
defense, ground troops, a flyover and other contributions – at
the high profile event.
Obama says he’s open to taking executive action on immigration
The Hill - The president said if Congress can’t pass reform
legislation, he would explore all “available options” to
implement a “smart system” unilaterally. Related video.
Amnesty Will Cause Illegal Immigration To Explode
Kit Daniels - The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has
more than doubled since the last time Congress granted
immigration amnesty in 1986, a trend which will continue if
current amnesty proposals become law.
Department of Homeland Security Censors Report On Deadly Force
Kurt Nimmo - The Department of Homeland Security is attempting
to stifle debate on its agents using deadly force against rock
throwers on the border. According to The Center for
Investigative Reporting (CIR), a portion of a report issued by
the agency’s inspector general was redacted by DHS officials.
Medical Marijuana Users in Illinois to Forfeit Right to Bear
Natural Society - Illinois is allowing patients with over 41
medical conditions, including cancer and AIDS to legally smoke
pot, but a new plan proposed by state officials Tuesday will
require them to give up their Second Amendment rights – the
right to own a gun. They will also be fingerprinted, have a
background check run on them, and pay $150 a year for the right
to smoke up.
Twelve and Counting: Vermont Legislation Takes on NSA Spying
Activist Post - House Bill 732 (H732) would make it state policy
to “refuse to provide material support for or assist or in any
way participate in the collection of a person’s electronic data
or metadata by any federal agency or pursuant to any federal
law, rule, regulation, or order unless the data is collected
pursuant to a warrant that particularly describes the persons,
places, and things to be searched or seized.”
Obamacare Will Regulate Restaurant Menus?
Resistance Journals - According to the Food Marketing Institute,
which represents retail grocery chains, the current proposed
menu-labeling regulation would cost the industry $1 billion in
the first year of implementation with “no additional,
quantifiable benefit to supermarket customers, according to the
Food and Drug Administration's analysis.” This represents a
significant burden for an industry that operates on a profit
margin that averages 1 percent.
NJ gives NFL super tax break for Super Bowl, and pays for
The Star-Ledger - When New Jersey landed this year’s Super Bowl,
it gave the National Football League a major tax break. The
state agreed to suspend the sales tax on all tickets and parking
for today’s big game — a gift that will cost the state $8
million in lost revenues, officials said. And that’s not the
only cost the state is picking up.
NFL: Microcosm of the Corporate Class
U.S. Insurance Companies to Exclude all Coverage for Radiation
Turner Radio Network - Insurance Companies in the United States
have begun notifying customers they will no longer have ANY
coverage whatsoever for anything relating to nuclear energy
Third Banker Commits Suicide Within a Week
Paul Joseph Watson - “Mike Dueker, the chief economist at
Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway
that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state,
according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50,”
Bank of Oklahoma Disaster Drill to Disrupt Banking
cprpt.com - The drill will begin at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time
on Saturday, February 15 and run throughout Sunday, February
16.... This drill is part of our ongoing disaster preparedness
efforts to make sure that Bank of Oklahoma is ready to face the
worst of what nature has to offer.
Washington State Edges Closer to Taxing Drivers by the Mile
Adan Salazar - In a dizzying twist of logic, the Commission and
DOT blame the prevalence of fuel-efficient cars as the reason
the state now needs a per-mile tax, arguing that “the move to
cleaner, smarter vehicles must be accompanied by a change in the
way we pay for our roads.”
You Can Buy A House For One Dollar Or Less In Economically
Depressed Cities All Over America
Economic Collapse - Would you like to buy a house for one
dollar? If someone came up to you on the street and asked you
that question, you would probably respond by saying that it
sounds too good to be true. But this is actually happening in
economically-depressed cities all over America.
Debunked: Fake Snow, Burning Snow
metabunk.org - People all across the country have recently began
posting videos, and photo’s, of snow that will not melt. Some
people are even reporting that the snow has a strange odor, like
chemicals. Is the snow natural, or the result of a
Geo-Engineered or HARRP attack? What's happening here is...
California Water Officials Cut Delivery as Drought Grows
The Daily Sheeple - Officials in drought-stricken California
said that for the first time in state history, they won’t be
able to provide any water to contractors that supply two-thirds
of the population and a million acres of farmland.
Living near fracking sites increases infant birth defects says
RT - Although fracking already attracts controversy as an
allegedly bio-hazardous industry, a new study takes it up a
notch by showing that the practice can badly impact the health
of unborn children.
Keystone pipeline clears hurdle
CNBC News - The department report stops short of recommending
approval of the $7 billion pipeline, which has become a major
symbol of the political debate over climate change. But the
review gives Obama political cover if he chooses to endorse the
pipeline in spite of opposition from many Democrats and
Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the
Zero Hedge - Gas prices might go up, not down: Right now, a lot
of oil being produced in Canada and North Dakota has trouble
reaching the refineries and terminals on the Gulf. Since that
supply can’t be sold abroad, it reduces the competition for it
to Midwest refineries that can pay lower prices to get it.
Giving the Canadian oil access to the Gulf means the glut in the
Midwest goes away, making it more expensive for the region.
Fee planted in farm bill could increase costs of home heating
Washington Times - Congress‘ mammoth farm bill restores the
imposition of an extra fee on home heating oil, hitting
consumers in cold-weather states just as utility costs are
spiking. The fee — two-tenths of a cent on every gallon sold —
was tacked on to the end of the 959-page bill, which is winding
its way through Capitol Hill.
9 Surprising Health Benefits of Cabbage
care2.com - Cabbage is powerful. Ancient healers declared it
contained moon power because it grew in the moonlight. Modern
nutritional science understands its power comes from its high
sulfur and vitamin C content. Either way – it’s worth adding
this Powerfood to your weekly diet.
22 Cosmetics Companies File for ‘Trade Secret’ Status to Skirt
EcoWatch - Twenty-two companies have requested trade secret
status to avoid telling the public about toxic chemicals found
in nearly 1,500 cosmetic products included in the new California
Safe Cosmetics Program Database. The database was released
earlier this month as part of the state’s Safe Cosmetics Act,
which requires companies to report ingredients in their cosmetic
products that are considered carcinogens or reproductive toxins
under Proposition 65.
Infographic: The Benefits of Sage – A Super Healing Herb
Natural Society - Perhaps one of the most useful benefits of
sage is found in its anti-inflammatory properties. This means it
can be used to lessen the symptoms of everything from asthma to
arthritis. Because conditions like diabetes and blood pressure
are also linked to inflammation, adding sage to your cooking or
your tea could help your body counter these life-long and wholly
Recipe: Nature's Flu Shot
Prevent Disease - Nature has the ultimate flu shot with pure,
ultra immune boosting power that a vaccine can never match. This
recipe stimulates the immune system to such an extent, that
people often report results within as little as three hours.
Rising Food Allergies Triggered by GMO Ingredients In 80% of
Activist Post - Since genetically modified foods hit the market
in the 1990s, allergies have skyrocketed.
Chick-Fil-A Plans to Remove Dyes, High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Natural Society - When a food maker comes under fire for feeding
poisons to the masses, we should all join in to publicize the
criticism. Too often these food companies hide behind their
golden arches or PR folks and don’t address the health concerns
of the people. So, when the heat is on and they actually take
note, it doesn’t only signal a victory for health-foodies, but
motivation to keep fighting for greater change.
6 Gross Side Effects of Chewing Gum
Dr. Mercola - From its questionable ingredients to its impact on
your teeth and digestion, chewing gum belongs right in the trash
– not in your mouth.
Horsetail herb can potentially counter the damaging effects of
(NaturalNews) Its strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and
antimicrobial properties have all been well documented
throughout the years, but it is mainly its ability to repair and
solidify bone structures that has long retained the attention of
certain scientists. There is a belief that the horsetail herb
can adequately help overcome the damaging effects caused by
Pesticide toxicity vastly understated, claims new Séralini study
foodnavigator.com - "Adjuvants in pesticides are generally
declared as inerts, and for this reason they are not tested in
long-term regulatory experiments. It is thus very surprising
that they amplify up to 1000 times the toxicity of their active
principle in 100% of the cases where they are indicated to be
present by the manufacturer," said the study.
Google Patent Seeks to Transmit Your Cellphone Videos to Law
Paul Joseph Watson - Google has filed a patent for identifying
when a “mob” event takes place by detecting when a number of
cellphone videos or photos are taken at one particular location
with the intention of forwarding such information to law
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Paul Harvey's 1978 'So God Made a Farmer' Speech
The Atlantic - A Super Bowl advertisement for Ram Trucks
featuring excerpts from a Carter-era address to the Future
Farmers of America Convention struck a chord with its religious
imagery. A decades-old speech from a conservative radio
broadcaster who passed away in 2009 became a major topic of
chatter when it was condensed and delivered as the audio
backdrop for a Ram Trucks ad during the second half of the Super
It's All Chicken to Pet Food
Susan Thixton - What kind of chicken is in your pet food?
Emulsified chicken parts? DOA's? Condemned? Straight from the
mouth of a pet food ingredient supplier - the truth about pet