February 27, 2015 - Today in History:
1801 - The city of Washington, DC, was placed under congressional
1827 - New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration.
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 19th Amendment that guaranteed
women the right to vote.
1933 - The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire. The Nazis accused Communist for the fire.
1939 - The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified,
limiting U.S. Presidents to two terms.
1972 - The Shanghai Communique was issued by U.S. President Nixon and
Chinese Premier Chou En-lai.
1973 - The American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee in South
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved the telecast of its debates on a trial
1990 - The Exxon Corporation and Exxon Shipping were indicted on five
criminal counts in reference to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced live on television that
"Kuwait is liberated."
1997 - In Ireland, divorce became legal.
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.
Ukraine pays Gazprom $15mn for 24 hours worth of gas
RT - Ukraine’s Naftogaz has paid Gazprom $15 million for gas delivery.
At current levels, the prepayment covers one day's gas consumption and
will be spent by Tuesday, Gazprom spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov said.
‘100yrs to repair Gaza’: Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost
RT - Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn’t
stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that’s just the time
frame for essential projects. The NGO’s regional director calls the
situation “deplorable.” A statement was issued by the group on Thursday,
six months after the latest conflict, which saw Israel roll out
Operation Protective Edge. That brought about eight weeks of
bombardment, followed by a devastating ground assault.
Israel Floods Gaza Neighborhood with Rainwater
(WAFA) February 22, 2015– The Israeli authorities last night pumped
large amounts of rainwater into the Gaza Strip, causing tens of
neighboring homes to sink, according to witnesses and media sources.
Civil Defense said about 50 homes sank in the floods, while a number of
local residents in eastern Gaza areas were reported injured. There were
also reports of deaths of livestock and poultry. “The [Israeli] army
opened the floodgates of a canal leading to central Gaza, which resulted
in the removal of sand mounds along the border with Israel,” Gaza's
Civil Defense Directorate said in a statement.
Watchdog Rips AFP for False Report Claiming Israel Flooded Gaza Areas by
The Algemeiner - Media watchdog CAMERA has blasted the Agence France
Presse (AFP) news agency after it ran a story claiming that recent
flooding in Gaza was caused by the opening of dams by Israeli
Judge dismisses case against Argentine president over Jewish center
RT - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been cleared
of accusations made by state prosecutors that she conspired to cover up
Iran’s alleged role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish
center in 1994.
Royal Deceit? The Queen's Bank Under Investigation Over Tax Evasion
Sputnik News - British banking has been hit with another scandal with
the private arm of the taxpayer-funded Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
under investigation by German authorities over allegedly helping wealthy
customers evade paying taxes.
Violent arrests as hundreds rally over 43 missing students in Mexico
RT - Mexican police have violently arrested protesters rallying in the
country's capital. The demonstrators are demanding a thorough
investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in September.
Clashes between police and protesters broke out during the organized
demonstration on the five-month anniversary of the disappearance of the
students, who were attending a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa,
located in southwestern Guerrero state.
India follows Russia, ratifies $100 bn BRICS Bank
BRICS Post - After the Russian Parliament ratified it last week, the
Indian government has also cleared the establishment of the new $100
billion development bank and the $100 billion BRICS Contingent Reserve
Arrangement (CRA). The BRICS Bank launched last year will fund
infrastructure projects in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South
Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and
NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones
Kansas City Star - NATO's chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to
advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the
deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats
for Europe that require a more robust defense. Secretary-General Jens
Stoltenberg also told a news conference in Rome that the alliance plans
to bolster its surveillance of the region by using drones based at the
air station in Sigonella, Sicily, starting next year.
‘Jihadi John’ from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner
(Reuters) – Investigators believe that the “Jihadi John” masked fighter
who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is a British man named
Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said on Thursday. He was
born in Kuwait and comes from a prosperous family in London, where he
grew up and graduated with a computer programing degree, according to
the Washington Post.
UK: Call GM food something else to ease public fears, say MPs: Report
says label is 'lightning rod' for fears of designer crops
Daily Mail - The term ‘GM food’ should be abandoned, say politicians who
are calling for an extraordinary rebranding exercise. MPs on the science
and technology select committee has demanded a ‘reframing of the public
conversation’ about genetically modified food. In an inflammatory report
today, it says the GM label has become a ‘lightning rod’ for fears about
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Ron Paul Blames Psychotropic Drugs For “American Sniper” Murder
And Other Mass Shootings
Buzz Feed News - Former Congressman Ron Paul, the father of
potential presidential candidate Rand Paul, said Wednesday that
“American Sniper” Chris Kyle would be alive today if his killer
was not using psychotropic drugs. Paul has repeatedly linked or
blamed mass shootings on the use of psychotropic drugs.
IRS watchdog probing 'potential criminal activity' in Lerner
Politico - The IRS watchdog on Thursday night said it is probing
whether there could be criminal activity involving the way IRS
handled the lost-then-found emails of ex-official Lois Lerner,
but it cautioned lawmakers not to jump to conclusions, as the
investigation is ongoing.
Court Rules In Favor Of Whistleblower Cop Who Spoke Out Against
Buzz Feed News - Officer Craig Matthews had sued the city for
violating his First Amendment rights after he suffered
retaliation for speaking out against arrest quotas. A federal
judge had dismissed the lawsuit, but the U.S. Court of Appeals
decided to let the suit go on.
Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling
Washington Examiner - As promised, President Obama is using
executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting
the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style
semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by
sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing
to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately
driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers,
including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen
to urge Congress to stop the president.
AR-15 Ammo Not “Armor Piercing” According to Law, But ATF
Banning It Anyway
Kit Daniels - The ATF is trying to ban M855 AR-15 ammunition by
declaring it “armor piercing,” despite the ammo containing lead
which exempts it from the classification according to law. To be
considered “armor piercing” under 18 U.S.C. 921 (a)(17)(B), a
bullet must have an entirely metal core or have a jacket
weighting more than 25% of its weight, which wouldn’t include
M855 rounds because their bullets are partly lead.
2nd Amendment Watch: OH Supreme Court Says Gun Law Doesn’t Apply
Lions of Liberty - Last week the Ohio Supreme Court essentially
ruled that current gun laws should not be enforced equally
across the population. The decision reinforced a common belief
that police officers should not be held to the same standard as
the rest of society. The ruling made by the Ohio Supreme Court
held that a specification in a law, which provides stiffer
penalties for individuals using guns in the commission of a
crime, cannot be applied to a cop convicted of a criminal act
while on duty.
Shock Report: Domestic Black Sites Now Operational
Mac Slavo - We’ve previously warned that these are exactly the
kind of scenarios that would result from anti-terrorism
legislation like The Patriot Act and the National Defense
Authorization Act. On December 5th , ahead of
Congressional voting, Senator Rand Paul warned that the new
legislation would allow the government to detain American
citizens under terrorism laws without evidence, charge or trial.
Specifically, Paul cited the government’s own broad definitions
and characterizations for domestic terrorism or suspicious
activity as involving those who, among other things, own guns,
ammunition or store food.
Chicago Police Use Local News Media to Downplay Secret Torture
Activist Post - Amid controversy over the Chicago Police
Department’s off-the-books interrogation site, the Chicago
Sun-Times ran a piece fully exonerating the police department,
by basing the article entirely off statements made by the police
department. Don’t worry good citizens, the police have
investigated themselves in less than 24 hours and found they’ve
done nothing wrong.
Too Far? Teacher Caught Displaying a "Student Terrorist List"
Activist Post - Last week, a St. Pete high school teacher was
stuck in hot water over shaming students by placing their names
on a "student terrorist list" and posting it on the door. It is
unclear what was the motive for his actions. The teacher,
however, went so far as to give the blacklisted students Arabic
sounding alias names. While the teacher sounds like he might
have a screw loose - is he in reality doing what he was trained
Senior Citizen Held at Gunpoint, Forced to Remove Clothes in
Public, Jailed, for Driving Classic Car
Free Thought Project - Because of the negligent actions of the
Nevada Highway Patrol, a couple was humiliated, and their lives
threatened, for stealing a car they actually owned. Robin and
Beverly Bruins were out for a drive in their classic car, when
incompetent cops confused their license information and pulled
them over. “Driver! Remove your keys from the ignition and put
them on the roof now!” screams the trooper over his loud
Missouri governor candidate dead in apparent suicide
RT - Missouri auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich
has been found dead in an apparent suicide, according to local
media reports. Schweich, considered a leading Republican
contender for the party’s 2016 nomination for state governor,
died Thursday after being transported to a hospital in the wake
of a “medical situation” at his home.... "What we know at this
point suggests an apparent suicide," Clayton Police Chief Kevin
Murphy said on Thursday. However, he added that an autopsy and
investigation still need to be conducted.
CPAC–Palin Zeroes in on Obama Veteran Scandals: ‘We Demand That
the Vets Are First in Line’ Instead of Illegals
Breitbart - On Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
ripped the Obama administration for putting the needs of illegal
immigrants ahead of veterans who sacrificed to ensure the
nation’s freedoms. At the Conservative Political Action
Conference (CPAC), Palin referred to the Veterans
Administration’s wait-list scandal and said, “we can’t wait for
D.C. to fix their bureaucratic blunders.” Palin demanded that
veterans get vouchers to get treatment outside of the VA.
VIDEO: Treasury won't explain decision to make $3 billion in Obamacare
Washington Examiner - The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a
request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to
explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even
though Congress never authorized the spending through annual
FCC Approves ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan to Control Internet Access
Breitbart - The plan, which puts the Internet in the same
regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices
that are “unjust or unreasonable,” represents the biggest
regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades. The
goal is to prevent providers from slowing or blocking web
traffic, or creating paid fast lanes on the Internet, said FCC
Chairman Tom Wheeler. The 3-2 vote was expected to trigger
industry lawsuits that could take several years to resolve.
Still, consumer advocates cheered the regulations as a victory
for smaller Internet-based companies which feared they would
have to pay “tolls” to move their content.
VIDEO: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over: ‘TV As You Know It is Over’
Breitbart - Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban
predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up
impacting TV and “your TV as you know it is over” on Thursday’s
“Squawk Alley” on CNBC.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
California pays farmers to sustainably sequester carbon in soil
(NaturalNews) The solution to widespread environmental
destruction and perceived man-made climate change isn't to
arbitrarily restrict humans from using the world's natural
resources, but rather to alter the way humans use them. And a
new program in California is doing just that by rewarding
farmers who adopt clean, sustainable, organic farming and
rotational grazing practices that have been scientifically shown
to not only sequester carbon dioxide in the ground but also
naturally enrich soils.
3D print your own garden grow box: Texas inventor releases 3D
parts and instructions for self-watering grow systems
(Natural News) (Press release) Texas inventor and science lab
director Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") has publicly
launched 3D printable parts and instructions for making your own
self-watering float valve, the key component in non-electric
hydroponic grow systems.
Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of
a parking lot
The Verge - The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter
winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months
of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own
produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from
other states or other countries. But the creators of a new
initiative called Vertical Harvest — a multi-story greenhouse
built on the side of a parking lot — hope that one of the
world's few vertical farms can help feed the town with tomatoes,
herbs, and microgreens.
New Study Reveals Where To Go When Civilization Collapses: “Head
For The Hills”
Mac Slavo - Should the world as we know it ever fall apart as a
result of an economic collapse, a massive natural disaster,
cyber attack or widespread pandemic there will be millions of
people looking for food, clean water and other essential
VACCINE WAR IN AMERICA: Attempts to Legislate Mandatory Vaccines
all Across the U.S.
Health Impact News - The National Vaccine Information Center
brings us the latest legislative updates across the U.S. Please
register at their Advocacy Portal to stay abreast of legislative
battles in your own state, and follow their advice below on how
you can take action to protect your Constitutional rights. If
Americans do not resist and act now, the battle will be quickly
Medical fascism now unfolding in Michigan as judge considers
forced vaccination of children taken from their family
(NaturalNews) The four children are actually involved in a
Michigan Child Protection Services (CPS) case for reasons other
than vaccination issues. The parents have a history of drug and
alcohol abuse and domestic violence. Their car was searched
once, and crack pipes were found. There is no street drug worse
than crack.... But the family court attorney, H. Elliot Parnes,
upon discovering that none of the children have been vaccinated
for measles, is petitioning the family court judge in this case
to mandate that they all get the MMR vaccinations.
10 delicious herbal teas for holistic healing
(NaturalNews) Herbal teas have been used for millennia to treat
minor ailments such as colds and fever but are also highly
effective for treating and preventing everything from stomach
and respiratory problems to depression and sleep disorders.
Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This
Green Med Info - Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood
pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart
disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other
hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the
cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart
Common Food Additives Linked to Bowel Diseases and Metabolic
Syndrome, Study Shows
Ready Nutrition - A new study revealed some disturbing
information about common food additives called emulsifiers: they
may promote inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative
colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of
obesity-related conditions.... Emulsifiers are chemicals added
to many food products to improve texture and extend shelf life.
In experiments with mice, researchers found that emulsifiers can
change the species’ composition of gut bacteria and induce
intestinal inflammation. That inflammation is associated with
serious disorders and diseases, reports Science Daily...
9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Boosting the Immune System, Vision, and
Natural Society - Weighting in at about 4 ounces and resting at
about 3 inches long, the kiwifruit is known for it’s high
vitamin C content – containing more of the vitamin than even an
orange..... Kiwi is also a great ‘prebiotic’ food. Prebiotic
nutrients help to feed the probiotic bacteria in your gut (these
bacteria are essential for optimal health). This helps keep
digestive health in check while also helping to prevent a number
of health issues. Here are over 9 kiwi fruit benefits....
Report:100% of Corn in These Popular Chips is ‘Completely GMO’
As well as a popular weed killer chemical
Natural Society - Bad news: Frito-Lays SunChips have just tested
positive for weed killer and GMO ingredients. The chips are
marketed as a ‘healthy’ alternative to regular chips as a means
to lessen the chance of developing heart disease, but if your
dining on Round Up (glyphosate residues) and GM Bt toxins found
in most genetically modified corn, then ‘healthy’ as Frito-Lay
defines it takes on a new meaning.
Is Starbucks' Newly Offered Coconut Milk 'Fake'?
Natural Society - The mega-chain is hoping that the ‘certified
vegan’ coconut milk they offer will please clients who have
dairy intolerances, and can’t consume soy.... But some skeptics
are saying that Starbucks is pulling a fast one, and selling its
eager audience coconut milk that isn’t really coconut milk. It
isn’t just a watered down version of coconut milk, which most of
us wouldn’t be surprised to find out. The ‘coconut water’
Starbucks is reportedly using contains corn (possibly GMO),
multiple gums, and carrageenan – according to one researcher who
posted a picture “from a barista at Starbucks.”
What we Do Know about Beneful (Photo)
Susan Thixton - Beneful Dog Food is making big headlines right now, the
pet food is linked to thousands of pet deaths and illnesses and is
involved in a class action lawsuit. Much is unknown, but there are some
things we do know. Here is a close look at Beneful and some reminders of
complaints TruthaboutPetFood.com has received over the years linked to
this dog food.
Monsanto for President 2016! A genetically modified candidate to free us
from the Constitution
(NaturalNews) A new YouTube video lampooning the 2016 presidential race
"urges" Americans to vote for "Monsanto" for president, the global
biotech corporation responsible for the lion's share of the world's
genetically modified foods. "Hi, we're Monsanto...
February 26, 2015 - Today in History:
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act.
1870 - In New York City, the first pneumatic-powered subway line was
opened to the public.
1907 - The U.S. Congress raised their own pay to $7500.
1919 - In Arizona, the Grand Canyon was established as a National Park
with an act of the U.S. Congress.
1929 - U.S. President Coolidge signed a bill creating the Grand Teton
1930 - New York City installed traffic lights.
1933 - A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Crissy Field for the
Golden Gate Bridge.
1945 - In the U.S., a nationwide midnight curfew went into effect.
1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain
had developed an atomic bomb.
1987 - The Tower Commission rebuked U.S. President Reagan for failing to
control his national security staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra
1987 - The U.S.S.R. conducted its first nuclear weapons test after a
19-month moratorium period.
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announced on Baghdad Radio that
Iraqi troops were being withdrawn from Kuwait.
1993 - 6 people were killed and more than a 1000 injured when a van
exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in NYC.
The bomb had been built by Islamic extremists.
1998 - In Oregon, a health panel rules that taxpayers must help to pay
for doctor-assisted suicides.
2002 - In Rome, Italy, a bomb exploded near the Interior Ministry. No
injuries were reported.
2009 - The Pentagon reversed its 18-year policy of not allowing media
to cover returning war dead. The reversal allowed some media coverage
with family approval.
2012 - Trayon Martin, 17, was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., during an
altercation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said
he'd acted in self-defense. (Zimmerman is awaiting trial on a charge of
Report: Saudi Arabia Would Lend Israel Air Space for Strike on Iran
Blacklisted News - Saudi Arabian officials told European lawmakers
during private talks that they may be willing to cooperate with Israel
on the Iranian nuclear issue, and could even allow the Israeli Air Force
to use its air space for a possible air strike on Iranian nuclear
Russian Embassy Says Reuters Pakistan Bureau Chief Died of Asphyxiation
Sputnik News - Reuters' bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan,
Russian national Maria Golovnina, died of asphyxia, the causes of the
suffocation are being investigated, according to a spokesman for
Russia's Embassy in Islamabad Alexey Lipeyev.
Bitcoin revolution could be the next internet, says Bank of England
The Telegraph - The Bank of England has unveiled analysis of
cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that suggests electronic money could cause
a tectonic shift in the payments industry.
European court rules environmental groups can't legally oppose EU
institutions; only corporations get a say
(NaturalNews) In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice ruled
that environmental non-governmental organizations and other NGOs possess
no right to file actions with the court, meaning they cannot legally
oppose any European Union institution -- though profiteering global
corporations have had, and will continue to have, access to court.
Fukushima fishermen ‘absolutely shocked’ at TEPCO failing to report leak
for 10 months
RT - The operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant
has been strongly criticized for neglecting to report a radioactive leak
for 10 months, after it admitted to doing so because of an ongoing
investigation. On Tuesday it was revealed that a drainage ditch which
receives runoff water from the highly-contaminated roof of Sector 2 was
transporting water rich in cesium together with rain into the sea, and
that the leak had been discovered back in May.
Iran Televises Major Naval Drill Against Fake US Aircraft Carrier In
Zero Hedge - The nationally televised show of force by the country's
elite Revolutionary Guard comes just weeks ahead of a deadline for Iran
and world powers to forge a historic deal on the fate of the Islamic
Republic's nuclear program. Iranian live-fire war games are not
uncommon. But by simulating for the first time an attack on the ultimate
symbol of American naval power, hard-liners hoped to send a message that
Iran has no intention of backing down to the U.S. — whichever way talks
over its contested nuclear program go.
Russia to help Cyprus overcome crisis aftermath – Putin
RT - Russia will continue to help Cyprus to gets over its debt crisis
said President Putin after talks with Cyprus President Nicos
Anastasiades in the Kremlin. Moscow has already provided the country
with a €2.5 billion loan. "Russia will continue to provide assistance to
Cyprus in liquidating the aftermath of the debt crisis,” Vladimir Putin
said. Russia has already given Cyprus a €2.5 billion stabilization loan
on favorable terms, the president added.
Ukraine Enters Hyperinflation: Currency Trading Halted, "Soon We Will
Walk Around With Suitcases For Cash"
Zero Hedge - The Ukraine central bank tried to call a halt on Wednesday
by banning banks from buying foreign currency on behalf of their clients
for the rest of this week. Although banks could still trade with each
other, by mid-morning there were no registered trades at any rate,
leaving the currency in limbo. A construction worker exchanging dollars
at a kiosk in a grocery shop in return for a bag filled with thousands
of hryvnia, laughed and told shoppers: "Soon we will have to walk around
with suitcases for cash, like in the 1990s."
Putin slams Kiev’s gas cutoff to Donetsk
Press TV - Putin said Wednesday that cutting off gas supplies to the
people in Donetsk region, who have already been hit by huge plights such
as hunger and displacement, bears the hallmarks of genocide. “It's not
enough that there's already hunger there, and the OSCE (the Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe) has reported a humanitarian
catastrophe, but then to switch off their gas supplies too! What do you
call that? That already smacks of genocide,” Putin said during a meeting
with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades in Moscow.
Israel cuts off electricity to thousands of West Bank Palestinians
LA Times - Israel's electric company cut off power Monday to more than
700,000 Palestinians in two major West Bank cities and nearby villages,
and warned that more outages are coming if Palestinian officials don't
pay millions of dollars in outstanding debt. [...] Israel has frozen
more than $240 million in tax revenues it had collected on behalf of the
Palestinian Authority in the last two months, leaving an already
cash-strapped government unable to even pay full salaries for its
180,000 civil servants.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama: ‘Consequences’ for ICE Officials Who Don’t Follow
Weekly Standard - President Obama warned workers at the U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive
amnesty, or else. He made the comments in a town hall event on
immigration on MSNBC.
Top State Department Official Arrested and Charged With
Soliciting Sex From a Minor
Townhall - A senior State Department official has been arrested,
charged and booked to the Washington D.C. jail after allegedly
soliciting sex from a minor over the internet. The official,
Daniel Rosen, is in charge of counterterrorism operations.
Powerful “stingrays” used to go after 911 hangup, ATM burglary
Ars Technica - Newly released records show that Florida law
enforcement agencies have been using stingrays thousands of
times since at least 2007 to investigate crimes as small as a
911 hangup. They also seemingly obliquely refer to stingrays in
police reports as “electronic surveillance measures,” or even as
a “confidential informant.”
FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make
Wired - The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers
and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually
anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and
convenience of his or her own home. But first, those tools have
to get to customers’ homes. That’s going to be difficult for at
least one new machine with the potential to make homemade
firearms, because FedEx is refusing to deliver it.
Kerry Makes It Clear: Obama Wants Authority to Deploy Ground
Troops in Iraq and Syria
Common Dreams - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on
Tuesday that the Obama administration is, in fact, seeking
approval for the deployment of ground troops to participate in
combat operations against Islamic State forces. At a Senate
Appropriations Committee hearing on Tuesday, Kerry clarified the
administration's position for boots-on-the-ground soldiers
outlined in President Obama's proposed authorization for the use
of military force (AUMF), submitted to Congress earlier this
Secret Service conducting drone exercises in U.S. capital region
Washington Post - The Secret Service on Tuesday announced plans
for conducting drone exercises in the Washington, D.C., area,
but the agency provided few details about the program and
declined to answer basic questions about it. The agency’s brief
announcement, just two paragraphs and 76 words long, said
exercises will take place “in the coming days and weeks” in
“normally flight restricted areas.” It did not specify dates,
times or locations for the exercises.
Gutierrez: WH May Implement Executive Amnesty in 24 States That
Didn’t Join Lawsuit
Breitbart - A majority of states (26) joined the lawsuit that
led to a federal judge (Andrew Hanen) issuing an injunction
against Obama’s executive amnesty last week. The Obama
administration complied with the injunction, did not accept
applications for Obama’s executive amnesty, and asked Hanen for
a stay before it files an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of
Appeals. But the White House, according to Gutierrez, is
deciding whether it has the legal authority to launch its
executive amnesty program in the 24 other states and the
District of Columbia before the lawsuit is resolved.
Feds Threaten D.C. Officials with Prison If they Go Through with
Pot Legalization on Thursday
Free Thought Project - In a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel E.
Bowser, two Republican congressmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah),
chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,
and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the appropriations
subcommittee that handles D.C.’s budget, ominously warned not to
move forward with legalization in the District, claiming that to
do so would be a violation of federal law.
Minnesota State Senator Proposes A “None Of The Above” Option On
Star Tribune - If a Minnesota state senator gets his wish, a
faceless and nameless force would give political candidates
extra reason to sweat at election time. They'd have to compete
against "None of the Above," with the threat of a new election
featuring all-new candidates if that option prevails.... "This
would give people an opportunity to really make a strong
statement in rebuke of the present dynamic. It would be an
honest check on the two-party system," said the first-term
senator from Andover who at times has clashed openly with his
own party. "This gives people a chance to legitimately voice
Exclusive: FBI Tries to Flip Open Carry Activist After Arrest at
Mikael Thalen - An open carry activist and military veteran
speaking exclusively with Infowars says federal agents told him
to “be quiet” for a year or face federal charges after being
arrested by Department of Homeland Security agents at a
political rally in Spokane, Washington.
100 Reasons Why Janet Yellen Should Be Freaking Out About ''Audit the
Michael Snyder - Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of
Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve
for the first time since it was created. If the Fed is doing everything
correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed? What does she have to hide?
IRS will allow people to keep extra money from ObamaCare tax error
The Hill - People who received incorrect tax information from ObamaCare
will be allowed to keep the extra money in their refunds and will not
have to refile their taxes, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. The
Obama administration announced last week that 800,000 people signed up
for ObamaCare had received incorrect tax information. Most of those
people will be receiving a corrected form in the mail early next month,
and are being asked to delay filing their taxes until then.
H&R Block: Half of Obamacare Enrollees Owe the IRS
Breitbart - A release put out by the consumer tax preparation company
says that 53 percent of those signed up for insurance through Obamacare
received too much subsidy support during the year. As a result,
Obamacare consumers owe the IRS an average of $530, which is deducted
from any refund to which they were entitled.
Bad for Business: After NSA Hack China Stops Buying Major US Tech Brands
Sputnik News - China has been axing major US technology companies from
its government purchasing list in favor of local brands. Some analysts
believe fears over NSA spy technology could be to blame.
Researchers develop cloud-seeding drones to automatically manipulate
(NaturalNews) A team of meteorologists with Nevada's Desert Research
Institute in Reno are creating a "first-of-its-kind drone to take the
seeding process high in the sky," according to a recent report by CBS
San Francisco. The drones are expected to carry out "cloud seeding," a
practice that can reportedly generate 10 percent more rain during a
storm, a controversial operation that some say is toxic to humans and
Socialist Architect Behind FCC’s Net Neutrality: Let’s Eliminate
Kit Daniels - The FCC’s proposed “Net Neutrality” regulations
grew out of the work of a socialist professor who wants to take
control of the Internet out of private hands by declaring it a
“public utility.” The professor, Dr. Robert McChesney of the
University of Illinois, founded the socialist thinktank Free
Press in 2002, which receives funding from billionaire activist
VIDEO: Soros, Ford shovel $196 million to ‘net neutrality’
groups, staff to White House
Washington Examiner - Liberal philanthropist George Soros and
the Ford Foundation have lavished groups supporting the
administration’s “net neutrality” agenda, donating $196 million
and landing proponents on the White House staff, according to a
new report. And now, as the Federal Communications Commission
nears approving a type of government control over the Internet,
the groups are poised to declare victory in the years-long
fight, according to the report from MRC Business, an arm of the
conservative media watchdog, the Media Research Center.
If the FCC’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan is So Great, Why Can’t Anyone
Paul Joseph Watson - If the FCC’s plan to “protect” net
neutrality and reign in the power of greedy corporations is so
fantastic, then why haven’t its 332 pages been released for
public consumption? In a vote tomorrow [2/26/15], the Federal
Communications Commission is expected to reclassify the Internet
as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications
Act. Despite this mammoth change in the function of the web, no
Congressional debate took place, no bills were introduced and no
legislation was signed. The vast majority of Americans are
unaware that this is even taking place since the news networks
are offering scant coverage.
Why ‘Net Neutrality’ is a Trojan Horse For Obama’s Web Takeover
Stop the Obamanet - the government takeover of the Internet will
start this week phone #'s and emails here
Daily Paul - First there was Obamacare, we are now about to get
the Obamanet shoved down our throats. Call your senator and
house members and tell them to keep the Internet free, and no to
the Obamanet. Government control of the Internet will be a
disaster and will soon lead to government control of our speech
First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
The Guardian - A surgeon says full-body transplants could become
a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin,
Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to
a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the
operation are not far off. Canavero hopes to assemble a team to
explore the radical surgery in a project he is due to launch at
a meeting for neurological surgeons in Maryland this June.
MMR vaccines actually spread measles and cause permanent immune damage,
(NaturalNews) Dr. Robert Rowen was fortunate enough to have grown up
before the advent of MMR, emphasizing that he was "blessed" to have had
natural measles, as well as chickenpox, rubella, mumps and various other
conditions as a child.... If Dr. Rowen had been vaccinated with MMR like
most children are today, however, he may not have been so fortunate.
After the "plastic" immunity, as he calls it, wore off from the vaccine,
he would have had a much higher risk of developing and spreading measles
and other conditions as an adult, all of which tend to be far more
severe later in life.
Standing increases longevity and builds telomeres
(NaturalNews) Research has now shown that standing instead of sitting
can prevent telomere shortening. Circuit training is also recommended,
but actually the time you spend on your feet may be more important that
time spent exercising, as far as telomere length protection is
concerned. Researchers conclude that sitting down is a "new health
hazard of our time," and that exercise and standing up prevents telomere
Johnson & Johnson Loses Trial Over Risperdal And Male Breasts
WSJ - In a setback to Johnson & Johnson, a Philadelphia jury decided the
health care giant must pay $2.5 million in damages for failing to warn
that its Risperdal antipsychotic could cause gynecomastia, which is
abnormal development of breasts in males. The lawsuit was brought by the
family of an autistic boy who took the drug in 2002 and later developed
size 46 DD breasts, according to a lawyer for the family.
VIDEO: CRE Superbug Outbreaks Reveal The Lack Of Proper Sanitation in
Natural Society - One major media outlet recently reported that CRE
cases have now been identified in 42 states. The number of hospitals and
nursing homes which have experienced CRE outbreaks grows by the day. CRE
stands for Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae which “are
gram-negative bacteria that are nearly resistant to the carbapenem class
of antibiotics, considered the ‘drug of last resort’ for such
infections. Experts fear CRE as the new ‘superbug.’ The bacteria can
kill up to half of patients who get bloodstream infections. These
superbugs are referred to as “nightmare bacteria” even by the head of
the CDC, Tom Frieden.
February 25, 2015 - 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 U.S. Patent No. 138 (later 9430X) 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 gallon.
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
1948 - Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia.
1956 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin
in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow.
1972 - Germany gave a $5 million ransom to Arab terrorist who had
hijacked a jumbo jet.
1986 - Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines
after 20 years of rule after a tainted election.
1999 - William King was sentenced to death for the racial murder of
James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX. 2 other men were later convicted
for their involvement.
2005 - Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill)
serial killings in Wichita, KS. He later pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to 10 life prison terms.
Former NATO Intel Officer Blames US for Ukraine Crisis
Sputnik News - A former NATO intelligence analyst has said that the
crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 30 years when the United
States "deliberately sabotaged" relations between Europe and Russia. The
current crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 1986, when the
United States saw an opportunity to model itself as the new single world
superpower at the close of the Cold War and saw friendly Russian
overtures to Western Europe as a threat.
US armor paraded 300m from Russian border
RT - NATO member Estonia has held a military parade in border town of
Narva, just 300 meters from the Russian border. Tallinn is a long-time
critic of Moscow, which it accuses of having an aggressive policy
towards the Baltic nation. Tuesday’s military parade was dedicated to
Estonia's Independence Day. Chief military commander Lt. Gen. Riho
Terras headed the troops as President Toomas Hendrik Ilves reviewed
Facebook frontline: Kiev calls up 'online army' amid information war
RT - A day after Ukraine announced it is joining the information war by
creating an 'online army,' the Information Policy Ministry entered into
its first controversy. It has reportedly called on bloggers to create
accounts to spread information useful to Kiev. The ministry has begun
accepting applications from people wanting to join the online army. Once
users are registered, they reportedly receive instructions on how to
'True story!' MSM spins theory that Putin hijacked MH370 and landed it
RT - Anti-Russia propaganda over Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was bad
enough. Now one CNN aviation analyst is blaming Russia for the missing
MH370 plane as well – and the Western press is eating it up.... One of
the aviation experts consulted by CNN during the MH370 coverage has now
claimed that Russia hijacked the plane. In a lengthy feature for New
York magazine, Jeff Wise proposed a theory that MH370 was hijacked by
Vladimir Putin (who else?) and landed at the “slowly crumbling” Baikonur
Top Secret? Jordan Furious After Pentagon Reveals Anti-ISIL Training
Sputnik News - The Pentagon has altered records to try and cover up its
disclosure that one of its training camps to battle Islamic State
militants is located in Jordan – information Jordan had requested be
kept private. The slip happened last week as a Pentagon officer briefed
reporters on condition of anonymity. In an effort to hide the screw-up,
the Pentagon has since redacted any mention of the training camp from
its public records, the Washington Times reported.
E. Ukraine artillery withdrawal focus of FMs meeting – as Poroshenko
buys UAE weapons
RT - While the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine
were meeting in Paris to talk about the Eastern Ukraine peace
settlement, it was revealed that the Ukrainian president has struck a
deal on arms supplies from the UAE. The four ministers agreed on the
need for the ceasefire to be respected, as well as on the need to extend
the OSCE mission in Eastern Ukraine, reinforcing it with more funding,
personnel and equipment.
Western "Boots On The Ground" In Ukraine: Britain Sends 75 "Military
Advisers" To Combat "Russia-Backed Aggression"
Zero Hedge - In what we believe is the first touchdown of Western
'boots-on-the-ground' in Ukraine, Britain's David Cameron stated today
that British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine for the
first time in the next few weeks to provide advice and training to
government troops. As The Guardian reports, Britain would be “the
strongest pole in the tent”, and argued for tougher sanctions against
Moscow if Russian-backed militias in eastern Ukraine failed to observe
Turkey's Invasion Of Syria Shows Turkish Connection To ISIS; NATO Agenda
Brandon Turbeville - Turkey has now officially proven that Israel and
the United States are not the only nations that can brazenly violate the
sovereignty of other countries, Syria in particular, without fear of
reprisal due to NATO support and a blatant culture of aggression. The
Turkish invasion of Syrian soil on February 22 under the guise of
protecting and securing the tomb of Sulayman Shah is case in point.
Reports: ISIS Abducts 90 Assyrian Christians and Torches Churches
Breitbart - Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists have kidnapped dozens of
Christians in northern Syria. According to reports, some sources state
that as many as 90 were abducted from their homes near Tal Tamr.
Eurozone backs Greek reforms, enabling €172bn rescue extension
RT - Greece’s eurozone creditors have approved the reform plan it put
forward, which paves the way for the country's €172 billion bailout to
be extended until June. "National procedures for extension of the Greek
programme can begin," EU Euro Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said on
Twitter after a conference call Tuesday. Final approval will come from
the parliaments of several eurozone countries, the Eurogroup said.
Kiev cash-for-gas fail could cost EU its supply say Gazprom
RT - Russia will completely cut Ukraine off gas supplies in two days if
Kiev fails to pay for deliveries, which will create transit risks for
Europe, Gazprom has said. Ukraine has not paid for March deliveries and
is extracting all it can from the current paid supply, seriously risking
an early termination of the advance settlement and a supply cutoff,
Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller told journalists. The prepaid gas volumes
now stand at 219 million cubic meters.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate GOP looks for Plan B to avoid Homeland Security shutdown
RT - As the GOP searches for ways to avoid a shutdown of the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Senate Republicans have
proposed voting on a bill to fund the agency which does not void
President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden
The Guardian - The Chicago police department operates an
off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable
to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what
lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
Montana House Judiciary Committee pushes back against "Agenda
KXLF - Monday, Montana's House Judiciary Committee entered the
debate, endorsing a bill resisting Agenda 21 — disregarding
testimony describing the issue as a conspiracy theory tied to
Montana's anti-government militia movement. House Bill 583,
sponsored by MT Rep. Randall Pinocci (R-Sun River) passed the
committee on an 11-10 vote.
Secret TSA Program Quizzes Travelers Returning to U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - Activist Jonathan Corbett has lifted the
lid on a chilling and hitherto secret TSA program which mandates
that airlines operating outside of the U.S. conduct invasive
security interviews of travelers before allowing them to return
Nearly 80-Year-Old Grandma With Cupcakes Brutalized by School
Activist Post - A Clovis Unified school cop nearly succeeded in
killing Mary Poole last April in Clovis, California, near
Fresno. If people didn't know any better, they would be
compelled to conclude that death for Mary was the officer's
goal. She is now filing a suit for the gratuitous manhandling
that resulted from her attempt to bring treats for her
grandchildren to have after school. She had been their legal
guardian for a number of years.
Sheriff’s Deputy Spearheads Program to Aid Local Homeless
Mikael Thalen- A sheriff’s deputy in Spokane County, Washington,
is making headlines for spearheading a new program that allows
him to aid the homeless during his shift. According to KREM
News, Deputy Randy Watts began developing the idea after
encountering a homeless man found sleeping below a building last
month. “One of the instances I had a transient that was sleeping
underneath a closed business,” Watts said. “So someone called in
a suspicious person. We contact that person, there’s no law
enforcement action necessary so then we turn to what can we do
to help him.”
Markets Rally as Yellen Signals No Imminent Interest Hike
Sputnik News - On Tuesday, chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet
Yellen said the regulator would not review its policies till
mid-year, sending global stocks to new record highs amidst
exacerbating concerns of a slowdown of the world’s economy.
Why Does Maryland Have The Most Millionaires Per Capita? The
Answer Might Make You Angry
Economic Collapse - The fat cats in Washington D.C. are living
the high life, and they are doing it at your expense. Over the
past decade, there has been one area of the country which has
experienced a massive economic boom. Thanks to wildly out of
control government spending, the Washington D.C. region is
absolutely swimming in cash. In fact, at this point the state of
Maryland has the most millionaires per capita in the entire
nation and it isn’t even close.
Some Governors want to Cut Taxes for the Rich and Increase Taxes
for the Poor
AllGov - GOP Governors Paul LePage of Maine, John Kasich of
Ohio, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and several others are
considering raising so-called consumption taxes, such as those
imposed on sales of cigarettes, gasoline, even haircuts and
movie tickets, to generate more revenue for their state budgets.
At the same time, they want to slash income taxes, which would
benefit wealthy taxpayers the most.
Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill
Washington Post - President Obama vetoed a bill authorizing the
controversial Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, carrying out a
threat to reject one of the first measures the Republican-led
Congress sent to the president's desk.
TransCanada ‘Fully Committed’ to Building Keystone Despite Obama
Ex-FCC Chief “Shocked” by Feds’ Attempt to Regulate Internet
Paul Joseph Watson - Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell told
CNBC today that he was shocked by the federal agency’s rush to
regulate the Internet as a vote looms on a 332 page plan that
remains secret. "The order goes far beyond protecting net
neutrality which was the original purpose and in fact introduces
a new regulatory regime for the Internet,” said Powell, adding
“I think it’s fair to say we are shocked.” Powell downplayed
concerns made by net neutrality advocates about ISPs blocking or
throttling content, asserting, “They’ve never done any of the
things that net neutrality purports to be protecting.”
Spotify exec: We collect an ‘enormous amount of data on what
people are listening to, where, and in what context’
VentureBeat - The Internet radio service knows a great deal
about its users’ behavior thanks to ‘enormous’ amounts of data
it collects. And its free users are almost as profitable as its
premium users.... [Vice president of North American advertising
Brian] Benedik explained that thanks to the data it has on its
users, both from those who register directly through the service
and from those who sign in using Facebook Connect, it knows a
lot about users’ age, gender, and location. “All that
first-party data is wonderful,” he said. “We can follow a
listening from the desktop to” other devices.
Blind man describes joy at seeing wife for first time in decade
thanks to 'bionic eye'
The Telegraph - A blind man from Minnesota has described his joy
at seeing his wife for the first time in a decade after doctors
fitted him with a “bionic eye” implant. Video released by the
Mayo Clinic showed the surprise, excitement and delight spread
across Allen Zderad's face as he turned to his wife, Carmen,
after he put on the adapted sunglasses that operate with the
implant.... Mr Zderad’s new vision is far from normal as he only
sees flashes of black and white light shapes rather than colours,
features and finer detail.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
GMOs Are Destroying Heirloom Seeds and Our Food Security
Aaron Dykes - A report from Baker Creek Heirloom Rare Seed's
catalog explains how the genetic engineering of crops is having
real life consequences for business, as well as food security.
Just from the perspective of a medium sized business, Baker
Creek and its partners in the seed industry have lost literally
hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of GMO corn
contamination.... Those varieties, most of which were hand
passed down through countless generations, have now been lost –
forever, unless a clean source is found and recovered.
Taking birth control pills more than doubles brain tumor risk in
(NaturalNews) Danish researchers have discovered that taking a
birth control pill for over five years can more than double the
risk of developing a rare form of brain cancer, glioma. The
experts analyzed over 300 women who had been diagnosed with
glioma over the course of nine years, ultimately discovering
that the women who were using progestogen-only birth control
methods had a brain tumor risk that was 2.4 times higher than
that of the control group.
Nestle Drops Artificial Colors and Flavors – But Still Wants to
Own the Water
Natural Society - In what I’d consider a tactically-influenced
move, mega-food corporation Nestle has recently announced that
it would phase out artificial flavors and colors from some of
its candy bars by 2015. This move will make many consumers happy
as it seemingly hits a note of health-consciousness, but a
company who wants to control the world’s water supply probably
isn’t driven by consumer’s desires.
20 Things I Wish Vaccine Junkies Would Admit
Natural Blaze - Not all of the diseases we vaccinate children
for are serious or appropriate. Many of them are a matter of
inconvenience and some are for manufactured epidemics: Hep B,
HPV, chickenpox, flu. This isn’t to minimize the rare adult or
child death from chickenpox but that number is 1/40th of the
deaths from vaccine-induced SIDS....
The Scary Facts Most Parents Don’t Know About Vaccine Injury
VacTruth - Vaccine injures and adverse reactions are massively
under-reported, as admitted by the Centers for Disease Control.
Estimates show that only one to ten percent of vaccine injuries
and deaths are actually filed with the government. In the United
States, the government has created a database to keep track of
hundreds of kinds of reactions to vaccinations, including
fevers, soreness, seizures, swelling of the brain, arthritis,
Study: Fluoride Can Harm the Thyroid … Leading to Depression,
Fatigue and Weight Gain
Washington's Blog - Fluoride could be causing depression and
weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water
to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned. A study of 98
per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of
underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the
greatest fluoridation.... Indeed, doctors in Europe and South
America used to prescribe fluoride to reduce thyroid function in
patients with over-active thyroids. The doses prescribed were
around the same as are now added to many water supplies.
New Study: Soda Ingredient Poses Cancer Risk to Millions of
Paul Joseph Watson - A new study carried out by the Johns
Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) has found that
millions Americans who consume soda every day are putting
themselves at risk of developing cancer as a result of an
ingredient contained in many soft drinks. 4-Methylimidazole,
commonly known as 4-MEI, is a coloring used by soft drink makers
to give their beverages that distinctive dark hue. It can be
found in many popular soft drinks, including Pepsi, Coca-Cola
and Diet Cola.
School Lunch Program Promotes Obesity
Green Med Info - The Johns Hopkins researchers found that in
schools where the regulations have been implemented, meals
contained over 54% carbohydrates. The majority of those carbs
were processed. Many of the required foods like fruit consisted
of sugary canned fruit, fruit juices, and sugary flavored milk.
Those processed carbs are more easily converted to sugar and
raise insulin levels that can lead to weight gain.
7 Powerful Herbs That Dissolve Uric Acid Crystal Naturally
Natural News Blogs - Uric acid crystals can form within the body
from unusually high levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid
is one of the final products in the protein breakdown of purines
from foods. The body normally gets rid of excess circulating
uric acid through urine excretion. However, some people develop
hyperuricemia, where they retain high levels of uric acid that
The Importance of Organic Carpet Cleaners
Global Healing Center - Most of the popular brands of carpet
cleaners that are sold in stores can be quite harmful to us
because they are made with chemical solvents that are very
similar to the ones used by dry cleaners. The most common carpet
cleaners give off powerfully strong odors that can aggravate a
number of chronic respiratory conditions and allergies.
Don't Feed This to Your Puppy - Could Lead to Painful Hip
Dr. Becker - Being overweight or obese puts tremendous stress on
a dog’s frame, which often results in permanent damage to
tendons and ligaments. To maintain a good weight and be
optimally healthy, your dog should be fed a nutritionally
balanced, species-appropriate diet. Carbohydrate-based diets,
including those marketed as “weight management” or low fat, are
not appropriate nutrition for dogs. Not only do carbs put weight
on your pet, they also promote inflammation, which is the last
thing a dog with an inflammatory joint problem like arthritis
VIDEO: 27 Minutes of Truth You Won't See on Mainstream TV
Activist Post - On today's episode of Breaking The Set, Abby
Martin discusses several vital topics that would be
career-killers for so-called journalists on other news channels.
This video is 27 minutes of truth you won't see anywhere on
establishment media. Abby crushes warmongering lies by McCain
and Netanyahu, exposes how Hillary Clinton is owned by corporate
tyrants, she interviews Mike Papantonio on Big Pharma misconduct
and CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou. Great show!
February 24, 2015 - 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 first time.
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
1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns
for sporting use for the wartime effort.
1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.
1945 - During World War II, the Philippine capital of Manilla, was
liberated by U.S. soldiers.
1983 - A U.S. congressional commission released a report that condemned
the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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 years.
US arming Kiev would ‘explode’ situation in E. Ukraine – Russian Foreign
RT - If the US were to supply Ukraine with ammunition and weapons, it
would “explode the whole situation” in eastern Ukraine and Russia would
be forced to respond “appropriately,” Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister
Sergey Ryabkov said. It would be a major blow to the Minsk agreements
and would explode the whole situation,” TASS quoted Ryabkov as saying.
Moscow would not be able to remain indifferent “to such provocative
actions,” he added. “We’ll have to respond appropriately.”
Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL
Fars News - "The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense
Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and
have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the
committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the
Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of
Iraq. He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in
this regard. The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the
government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and
security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led
coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in
Despite US/Israel Demands, 'Isolated' Russia Offers Iran Advanced
Zero Hedge - With proxy wars mounting and "isolated" Russia ratifying
The BRICS Bank this week, we are sure Washington is preparing to
double-down on 'costs' (to Europeans) as Reuters reports, Russia has
offered Iran its latest Antey-2500 missiles (ironically after a deal to
supply less powerful S-300 missiles was dropped under Western pressure
in 2010). While the United States and Israel lobbied Russia to block the
missile sale, the head of Russian state defense conglomerate, Sergei
Chemezov, says, "as far as Iran is concerned, we offered Antey-2500
instead of S-300. They are thinking. No decision has been made yet."
Ten Banks, Including JPM, Goldman, Deutsche, Barclays, SocGen And UBS,
Probed For Gold Rigging
Zero Hedge - According to the WSJ, "prosecutors in the Justice
Department’s antitrust division are scrutinizing the price-setting
process for gold, silver, platinum and palladium in London, while the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission has opened a civil investigation,
these people said. The agencies have made initial requests for
information, including a subpoena from the CFTC to HSBC Holdings PLC
related to precious-metals trading, the bank said in its annual report
Monday. Who is involved in this latest gold-rigging scandal? Why
"Do As I Say, Not As I Do" HSBC's 'Reforming' CEO Sheltered Millions In
Swiss Bank Accounts
Zero Hedge - Amid new money-laundering allegations against HSBC's Swiss
arm, The Guardian reports that leaked files show that CEO Stuart
Gulliver sheltered US$7.6 million in a Swiss account through a
Saudi Newspaper Claims Islamic State May Get Libya’s Chemical Weapons
Kurt Nimmo - WMDs effectively drum up public consensus for war even when
they do not exist. More than a year ago The New York Times reported the
last of Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi’s chemical arms had been destroyed. The
U.S. and Libya “used a transportable oven technology to destroy hundreds
of bombs and artillery rounds filled with deadly mustard agent, which
American officials had feared could fall into the hands of terrorists,”
the newspaper reported on February 2, 2014.
The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the world of espionage
Al Jazeera - A digital leak to Al Jazeera of hundreds of secret
intelligence documents from the world's spy agencies has offered an
unprecedented insight into operational dealings of the shadowy and
highly politicised realm of global espionage. Over the coming days, Al
Jazeera's Investigative Unit is publishing The Spy Cables, in
collaboration with The Guardian newspaper. Spanning a period from 2006
until December 2014, they include detailed briefings and internal
analyses written by operatives of South Africa's State Security Agency (SSA).
Netanyahu Lied to UN about Iranian Nuclear Program, Mossad Files Show
US Government, Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push GMOs on Unwilling
Sustainable Pulse - US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation,
and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African
nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically
Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate Democrats Block DHS Funding Bill For A Fourth Time
Breitbart - Senate Democrats blocked debate on a Department of
Homeland Security funding bill for a fourth time on Monday. Last
month, the House passed a DHS appropriations bill that also
defunds President Obama’s executive amnesty. Senate Democrats
have prevented consideration of the bill because it contains
provisions blocking Obama’s actions.
“Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?” Last Time Homeland Security
Was Threatened with Budget Cuts, America Suffered a Terror
Mac Slavo - Threat advisories have been circulated about a
possible terror attack on the Mall of America in Minnesota. And
now the Somali-based al-Shabaab has announced plans to target
shopping centers in the UK, Canada and the United States. Is
there something in the works? Who knows… Secretary of the
Deparment of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has admitted that
there actually is no specific threat concerning malls anywhere
in the nation, but yet the fear has been sown. Nevertheless,
there may be a threat to America.
Where’s the Money? Vermont Auditor Reports Jonathan Gruber
Overbilled State by At Least $48,000, Calls in Attorney General
Breitbart - The auditor of the state of Vermont is raising
serious questions about Jonathan Gruber's billing practices. The
architect of ObamaCare may have pocked tens of thousands of
dollars he said he paid to research assistants.
Obama-Nominated Judge: New Illegal Immigrants Must Be Released
Daily Caller - A federal judge has ordered the federal
government to grant U.S. civil rights to illegals who are caught
at the border, and to release all migrants except for those who
may endanger Americans. The migrants “may have legitimate claims
to asylum … [and] their presence here may become permanent …
[so] that they are entitled to the protection of the Due Process
Clause, especially when it comes to deprivations of liberty,”
said the judge, who was nominated by President Barack Obama.
My Son is Dead Because the Concept of Borders Is Dead
Breitbart - A grieving Texas father told Breitbart Texas, “my
son is dead because the concept of borders is dead.” Spencer
Golvach was senselessly murdered by an illegal alien who had
been deported a number of times after being convicted of
committing crimes, including as law enforcement officers now
tell us, crimes of violence. Golvach was shot in the head on
January 31st while sitting in his car waiting for a stoplight to
change. Golvach’s father said he wants the “boomerang” of
deportation and illegal reentry into the country to be stopped.
Dozens of Cities Host “Welcoming Committees” For Illegals
Kit Daniels - The cities are partnering with a group called
“Welcoming America” which helps illegals find employment and
housing while “helping people who were born in this country
understand and appreciate their new neighbors.” On Monday, the
group worked with the Austin, Texas, Commission on Immigrant
Affairs to organize a “Welcoming City Summit” with speeches on
“executive action and the future potential of immigration
reform” and “career pathways for new Americans.”
Montana Law-Makers Propose Anti-Police-Militarization Bill
Free Thought Project - The legislation, introduced by Rep.
Nicholas Schwaderer, would put limit on the type of military
equipment that could be transferred to state and local police
under the federal 1033 program. In addition, the bill will audit
the current inventory and require a strict regiment of
oversight. Local and state police agencies would be barred from
receiving long-range acoustic devices (LRAD), grenade launchers,
explosives (including grenades and flash-bangs), silencers,
tanks, and armored or weaponized drones.
Cops Fire 18 Bullets at Innocent Man Suffering From Mental
Illness, Paralyzing Him
Courthouse News - Police needlessly shot and paralyzed a man who
experienced a mental breakdown after being taken off
anti-psychotic medication, a lawsuit claims. John “Jack”
Morrison Raines III sued two health care centers, their
employees and insurance companies, and three Conway, Ark. police
officers on behalf of John Morrison Raines IV. The complaint
alleges medical malpractice, excessive force and negligence.
Jack Raines says Counseling Associates Inc. abruptly stopped
John Raines’ Clozapine prescription without a replacement to
treat his schizophrenia.
Shock Video: Police Tase Elderly Man With His Hands Up
Paul Joseph Watson - The clip, which was filmed by a family on
their way to Key West, shows cops yelling at people inside the
vehicle before the elderly man exits the passenger side of the
car with his hands up.... The cop grabs the man’s arm and orders
him to get down on the ground. Seconds later, a second officer
shouts, “Let him go,” before unleashing 50,000 volts of
electricity via his taser gun, despite the fact that the man had
his hands up and was clearly being compliant.
Democrat Lawmakers on Verge of Scrapping Vermont Background
Breitbart - Leading Democrats in Vermont are close to scrapping
a proposed background check requirement for all private gun
sales in Vermont. The requirement is supported by Michael
Bloomberg and has come under added scrutiny after his gun
control group–Everytown for Gun Safety–was forced to apologize
to Crossfire Arms in Mount Holly for listing the gun store as an
“unlicensed” Vermont gun seller.
A loophole in immigration law is costing thousands of American jobs
LA Times - Imagine getting a layoff notice, then being ordered to train
your replacement. That's what has happened to hundreds of information
technology employees at Southern California Edison. Since last summer,
Edison, which serves nearly 14 million customers, has been firing its
domestic IT workers and replacing them with outsourced employees from
India. In doing so, the utility is exploiting a gaping loophole in
immigration law, which Congress has failed to close despite years of
warnings that it's costing thousands of American jobs.
14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For
The Coming Economic Crisis
Economic Collapse - When the coming economic crisis strikes, more than
half the country is going to be financially wiped out within weeks. At
this point, more than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to
paycheck, and a whopping 24 percent of the country has more credit card
debt than emergency savings.
Local bankers emerge as Fed ally in fight against audit bill
(Reuters) - Local bankers are joining the fight against a congressional
proposal to audit the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decisions, with more
expected to lobby against the bill if it gains traction in Washington.
Drones overhead in L.A.’s Valley are tracking mobile devices’ locations
VB - Since early February, several small drones flying around the San
Fernando Valley in Los Angeles have been determining mobile devices’
locations from Wi-Fi and cellular transmission signals. They are part of
an experiment by Singapore-based location marketing firm Adnear, which
has offices around the world. The firm told me that, to its knowledge,
this is the first time an adtech company has employed drones to collect
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015
Christina Sarich - “Non-GMO is More Profitable.” This is the rising
sentiment among farmers of the US as a confluence of factors urges them
to become pro-organic. From falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of
public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits,
higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay
for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing
his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.
75% of Air and Rain Samples Contain Monsanto’s Round Up
Christina Sarich - A new study proves just how invasive Monsanto’s best
selling chemicals are, revealing how herbicide toxins are appearing in
75% of rain and air samples. Take a deep breath. Thanks to the massive
use of herbicides across the planet, you likely just inhaled a dose of
Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Round Up – at least according to the
latest US Geological Survey published in the journal Enviromental
Toxicology and Chemistry.
The vaccine witch hunt is on: Arizona doctor under investigation
for not conforming
(NaturalNews) Dr. Jack Wolfson, is reportedly under
investigation by the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners
after he vocalized opposition to vaccines on national
television. The osteopathic physician and cardiologist became
like Daniel in the lion's den after appearing on CNN as a
counter-point to all the pro-vaccine propaganda currently in
circulation. Dr. Wolfson stood his ground even after being
baited into compromising his position on vaccines, landing him
as the latest target of the medical mafia's vociferous witch
hunt against any and all who resist its agenda.
How to kill Candida and balance gut flora in a week
(NaturalNews) People that suffer from an overabundance of yeast
like Candida, or any other type of fungal infection, need to cut
out sugars. This protocol has worked for many people, and it
works faster and better than any medication as long as the diet
is right, refined sugars are not ingested, and the body is not
filled with toxic pharmaceuticals. This includes vaccines.
Vaccinations have toxins in them that kill gut flora and weaken
the immune system.
Alabama Seizes 7 Children from Family After Child with Autism
Wandered to Neighbors
Health Impact News - An Alabama couple is afraid that they may
never get their children back. All 7 of their children were
taken by DHR (the state’s child protective services) after their
not-yet diagnosed child with autism began wandering off. It is
called “elopement” in the autism community, and is very common
in children diagnosed with autism, happening in 49% of these
kids, even in the best of homes and the most carefully guarded
of situations. It is scary, but experts say that it does not at
all reflect poor parenting.
Medical Tyranny in Action in Oregon: Doctor and Senator wants
Medical Freedom for herself, but Not Oregon Citizens
Health Impact News - As we have previously reported, the state
of Oregon wants to take away the right to informed consent and
vaccine choice and mandate vaccines for all children statewide.
The bill was introduced by Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, a State
Senator in Oregon who is also a medical doctor.
Almost 100 Percent Of Pregnant Women Test Positive For These
Four Groups Of Chemicals Including Some That Are Banned
Mae Chan - Four groups of chemicals are found in virtually 100
percent of all U.S. pregnant women, including some banned since
the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick
cookware, processed foods and personal care products. Not only
were the chemicals found in pregnant women tested but also in
amniotic fluid providing some of the best evidence to date of
The Toxic Terrain of the Airplane: 4 Steps to Traveling Clean
Green Med Info - Perhaps one of the biggest, unrecognized
sources of toxicity is travel. But the good news is there are
some simple things you can do to prevent harm.
February 23, 2015 - Today in History:
1792 - The Humane Society of Massachusetts was incorporated.
1836 - In San Antonio, TX, the siege of the Alamo began.
1839 - In Boston, MA, William F. Harnden organized the first express
service between Boston and New York City. It was the first express
service in the U.S.
1847 - Santa Anna was defeated at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico by
U.S. troops under Gen. Zachary.
1861 - U.S. President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in
Washington to take his office after an assassination attempt in
1861 - Texas became the 7th state to secede from the Union.
1870 - The state of Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.
1896 - The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
1904 - The U.S. acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10
1927 - The Federal Radio Commission began assigning frequencies, hours
of operation and power allocations for radio broadcasters. On July 1,
1934 the name was changed to the Federal Communications Commission
1945 - The 28th Regiment of the Fifth Marine Division of the U.S.
Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi. A photograph of these
Marines raising the American flag was taken.
1954 - The first mass vaccination of children against polio began in
1974 - The Symbionese Liberation Army demanded $4 million more for the
release of Patty Hearst. Hearst had been kidnapped on February 4th.
1991 - During the Persian Gulf War, ground forces crossed the border of
Saudi Arabia into the country of Iraq. Less than four days later the war
was over due to the surrender or withdraw of Iraqi forces.
1997 - Ali Hassan Abu Kamal, a Palestinian teacher, opened fire on the
86th-floor observation deck of New York City's Empire State Building. He
killed one person and wounded six more before killing himself.
1999 - White supremacist John William King was found guilty of
kidnapping and murdering James Byrd Jr. Byrd was dragged behind a truck
for two miles on a country road in Texas.
2005 - The New York, NY, city medical examiner's office announced that it
had exhausted all efforts to identify the remains of the people killed
at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, due to the limits of
DNA technology. About 1,600 people had been identified leaving more than
2011 - The Obama administration said it would no longer defend the
constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law banning
recognition of same-sex marriage.
France deploys aircraft carrier against ISIS in Iraq - ministry
RT - France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against
the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led
military campaign, French media report, citing government officials.
Interventionism Kills: Post-Coup Ukraine One Year Later
Ron Paul - It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup
overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not
only supported by US and EU governments — much of it was actually
planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it
is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its
current, seemingly hopeless situation.
Israel opens dams forcing hundreds of Gazans out of flooded houses says
RT - Over 80 houses have been flooded and hundreds of Palestinians
forced to evacuate after Israel reportedly opened the gates of several
dams on the border with the Gaza Strip, inundating the Gaza Valley in
waters up to 3 meters high.
Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar
RT - The documentary features a series of face-to-face meetings between
Berlin-based filmmaker Laura Poitras, who appeared to be on the US
Homeland Security “watch list” at one point, and the whistleblower
Snowden, who got in touch with Poitras last January when she was working
on a feature about surveillance in the post-9/11 era. "Every border you
cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial is in the hands of a
system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are not," Edward
Snowden warns in the documentary’s trailer.
Twisted new ISIS video shows 'Kurdish Peshmerga' fighters paraded in
cages through the streets and interviewed by their captors who hint
heavily that death awaits
Daily Mail - In the latest propaganda video from Islamic State, hostages
are paraded in cages through the packed streets of Iraq to cheers and
jeers. But in a cruel twist, the orange jumpsuit-clad prisoners are
interviewed by their captors - ahead of their presumably grim fate. The
nine-minute video allegedly shows 21 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, who are
paraded through the crowded streets of the Iraqi province of Kirkuk,
before being seemingly marched to their deaths. * Related:
Map that shows how terror group's tentacles now reach from Algeria to
Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank
RT - The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank
that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia,
Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of
the Western-led World Bank and the IMF. The New Development Bank is
expected to start fully functioning by the end of 2015, according to the
Russian Finance Ministry. Russia has agreed to provide $2 billion
dollars from the federal budget for the bank over the next seven years.
Greece Surrenders to Troika (Rejoins EU money men, SYRIZA campaign
pledges proved hollow)
Jack Blood - Instead of renouncing its odious debt and walking away,
Athens agreed to pay bankers first, maintain austerity, and let
long-suffering Greeks continue taking the hindmost… After weeks of
negotiations, Greece got what the Wall Street Journal called “a tenuous
agreement for a four-month extension of its bailout Friday removing
immediate concerns over a potential exit from Europe’s currency union
but setting the stage for more tense negotiations over the country’s
CIA Planted Doctored Blueprints of Iran Nuclear Program for U.N.
(Bloomberg) - International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in Vienna
will probably review intelligence they received about Iran as a result
of the revelations, said the two diplomats who are familiar with the
IAEA’s Iran file and asked not to be named because the details are
confidential. The CIA passed doctored blueprints for nuclear-weapon
components to Iran in February 2000, trial documents have shown.
Three-parent babies could risk the future of the human race, warn 55
Daily Express - The stern warning comes after MPs in Britain voted
overwhelmingly in favour of the controversial technique of mitochondrial
donation - which would allow children to be conceived with genetic
material from a trio of individuals. In a strongly worded letter to The
Times, the Italian Mps wrote that the legalisation of such a technique
“could have uncontrollable and unforeseeable consequences, affecting
future generations and modifying genetic heritage in an irreversible
way, inevitably affecting the human species as a whole”.
Fresh leak at Fukushima nuclear plant sees 70-fold radiation spike
RT - Another radioactive water leak in the sea has been detected at the
crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator TEPCO
announced. Contamination levels in the gutter reportedly spiked up 70
times over regular readings.... After the discovery, the gutter was
blocked to prevent leaks to the Pacific Ocean. Throughout Sunday,
contamination levels fell, but still measured 10 to 20 times more than
prior to the leak.
Top-secret military warning on Ebola biological weapon terror threat
The Guardian - Scientists at the top-secret military research unit at
Porton Down, Wiltshire, have been assessing the potential use of Ebola
as a bioterrorism weapon, according to confidential documents. A
three-page memo, marked ‘UK secret UK eyes only’, reveals that the unit,
where chemical, radiological and biological threats are analysed, was
tasked with evaluating whether terrorist organisations such as al-Qaida
and Islamic State (Isis) could use the deadly virus to attack western
U.S. News, Politics & Government
CAIR Praises DHS Report on Domestic ‘Right Wing’ Extremists
CNS News - Welcoming news that the Department of Homeland
Security is circulating an intelligence assessment on the threat
posed by “right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups,” the
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it’s now time
for security agencies to release a report on violence against
American Muslims and others of Middle Eastern or South Asian
John McCain: ‘I’m Ashamed Of My Country, I’m Ashamed Of My
President, I’m Ashamed Of Myself’
Daily Caller - Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said something on
CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday about the U.S.’s handling of the
ongoing standoff between Russia and Ukraine that surprised host
Bob Schieffer.... McCain was expressing his frustration with how
the U.S. and major European powers like France and Germany have
failed to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin’s advance on
Ukraine. “I believe that German chancellor and president of
France legitimized for the first time in 70 years the
dismemberment of a country in Europe. It’s shameful. Vladimir
Putin has not paid any price,” McCain said.
Obama’s New Pentagon Boss: We’re “Rethinking” the Occupation of
Kurt Nimmo - Obama’s recently confirmed Secretary of Defense,
Ashton Carter, a former Goldman Sachs adviser and member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, says the U.S. is “rethinking” its
troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Carter rendezvoused with U.S.
commanders, military and civilian leaders in Kabul on Saturday.
The meeting was unannounced. “We’re looking for success in
Afghanistan that is lasting,” he said ahead of a meeting with
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who says he wants the troop
America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years –
Washington's Blog - Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year
timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite
interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she
has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of
existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in
which the U.S. did not wage any wars.
FBI Director not Invited to Obama's Conference on Violent
AllGov - Obama administration officials said Comey wasn’t
invited because they didn’t want the conference to focus on law
enforcement. However law enforcement officials from other
countries, including Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s
Federal Security Service, the offspring of the KGB, did attend
the meeting in Washington.
Department Of Homeland Security Issues Warning After "Mall Of
America" Terror Threat
Zero Hedge - [...] the Department of Homeland Security, aka the
"Department of Fear", Jeh Johnson said that in a video the Al
Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Shabaab called for attacks on US
shopping malls, specifically citing the Minnesota mall, and that
the agency is taking this threat against the Mall of America
“very seriously” and that people should be “particularly
careful” when visiting the mall in Minnesota. It was unclear
just how being "careful" would protect one from ad hoc explosive
detonations and other mass murder event, but that's a bridge the
Department of Fear will cross when it gets to it.
35 things the media reported as FACTS that were later found to
be total lies
(NaturalNews) If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating
it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be
maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people
from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the
lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all
of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal
enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the
greatest enemy of the State.
6 Examples Of Modern-Day Orwellian 1984 Doublespeak
Paul A Philips - We can get some idea of those tell-tale signs
of deception by looking at the language of 'Orwellian
doublespeak' that's found its way into the modern-day
vernacular. It's definitely worth giving some serious
consideration but first allow me to explain with a little bit of
Cop Chains Innocent Man to Wall, Beats Him, Gouges Eyes After
Refusing to Confess to a Crime
Free Thought Project - In August of 2013 former detective
Rodolfo Gomez savagely beat Deron Love during an interrogation.
He was chained to the wall. Love, 27, was accused of killing his
7-month-old baby, a charge he would not confess to and one that
he would eventually beat. A year after being tortured by Gomez,
Love was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and
child neglect in the death of his infant son. Love’s innocence
was of no matter to Gomez who repeatedly compelled him to
‘Tiny houses’: California homelessness gets new $40 solution
RT - An Oakland artist is ingeniously battling homelessness in
Oakland, California: he builds small houses out of materials he
can find in the streets, with each edifice costing around forty
bucks. The tiny homes are made of pallets, bed boards, washing
machine doors, and other bizarre objects that catch Greg
Kloehn’s attention. Mr Kloehn first noticed that homeless people
built shelters from whatever they find in the street, and he
wanted to make a house like this.
Speaking Freely About Politics Can Cost You Your Job
NY Times - For private employees, who account for about 85
percent of the work force, the First Amendment’s guarantee
offers no protection from being fired for something you’ve said,
either in the workplace or outside of it, as on social media.
That’s because the amendment addresses actions by the government
to impede free speech, not by the private sector. And while
federal laws bar employers from firing workers because of such
variables as their race, religion and gender, there is no such
protection for political affiliation or activity.
IBM Watson Dehumanizing Veterans Care
Jefferey Jaxen - IBM, whose stock price has sunk to its lowest
in four years, has recently “announced a $1 billion investment
to establish the new Watson Group.” IBM’s Watson computer
processes large amounts of your information to make a better
decision for you. Watson is now embedded in the Department of
Veterans Affairs Data Center in Austin, Texas to “advise doctors
on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.” According to
their press release, the technology will “transform decision
making,” or said in a different way, if you are a Veteran in
need of care, IBM’s Watson will soon make the decision about
your health care for you.
Federal Reserve Insider Alan Greenspan Warns: There Will Be a
“Significant Market Event… Something Big Is Going To Happen”
Mac Slavo - Greenspan recently joined veteran resource analyst
Brien Lundin at the New Orleans Investment Conference to share
some of his thoughts. According to Lundin, the former Fed
chairman made it clear that the central bank is facing a serious
problem and one that will have significant ramifications in the
Superfish spyware: US urges Lenovo users to remove application
IB Times - The US Department of Homeland Security said the
Superfish programme in the laptops allows the installation of a
"non-unique trusted root certification authority (CA)
certificate, allowing an attacker to spoof HTTPS traffic". "All
browser-based encrypted traffic to the internet is intercepted,
decrypted, and re-encrypted to the user's browser by the
application – a classic man-in-the-middle attack," the agency
said in an alert. Lenovo pre-installed the spyware, which
intercepts users' web traffic to provide targeted
advertisements, on some of its PCs starting in September 2014.
GCHQ and NSA Collaborate to Steal the Keys to Your Cellphone
Activist Post - Anyone interested in privacy and security should
think twice about their cell phone dependence right now. That’s
because today, The Intercept revealed that British spy agency
GCHQ led successful efforts to hack into the internal networks
of Gemalto, “the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world,
stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of
cellphone communications” made on the world’s largest
telecommunications carriers, including “AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon,
Sprint and some 450 wireless network providers around the
Students object to online courses recording facial features,
Victor Skinner - Students at Rutgers University are balking at a
new biometric software used in online classes that requires them
to record their facial features, knuckles and photo ID.
ProctorTrack, implemented for online courses this year, requires
students to record their face, knuckle and personal
identification details to verify their identity. The software
then tracks students’ monitor, browser, webcam and microphone
activity during the session to prevent cheating on exams,
according to The Daily Targum – Rutgers’ student newspaper.
Find Out if You've Been Spied on—and Join the Fight for Privacy
EFF - Want to know if GCHQ spied on you? Now you can find out.
Privacy International (PI) has just launched a website that lets
anyone find out if their communications were intercepted by the
NSA and then shared with GCHQ. The website is the result of a
February 6 ruling by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).
Similar to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the
US, the IPT is a special court in the UK established by the
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) that deals with
issues of surveillance and human rights.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Documentary Reveals Shocking Extent of Government-Big Business
Collusion to Eradicate Freedom of Choice — FREE viewing through
Dr. Mercola - Milk is a perfect example of how your choices are
being limited today. Raw milk is banned in many states on the
basis of claims that it's unhealthy and may make you sick.... In
sharp contrast to the US, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria,
the Netherlands and Italy sell raw milk in vending machines. In
some cases, US standards for raw milk are even higher than
pasteurized milk. For example, California has among the highest
raw milk standards—farmers must meet or exceed pasteurized milk
standards, without pasteurizing. The vast majority of foodborne
illnesses in the US are actually linked to factory farmed and
highly processed foods, not raw foods.
VIDEO: Honey On Tap with This Automatic Beehive
Activist Post - It's the beekeepers dream, turn a tap right on
your beehive and watch pure fresh honey flow right out of your
FLOWhive and into your Jar! No mess no fuss and the bees are
hardly disturbed. This cool invention takes much of the work out
of beekeeping and honey preparation.
Build a Pantry for Pennies: 5 Frugal Shopping Strategies
Natural Blaze - The TG [The Tightwad Gazette] recommends
something called “The Pantry Principle.” It’s a process that
saves both time and money. The idea is to consistently stock up
on items at the lowest possible prices, creating a supply of
ingredients at rock-bottom cost. This means sometimes you have
to say no to preparing a meal just because it sounds good. You
have to discipline yourself to adhere to a whole new way of
shopping that does not supply just food for the week, but
replenishes your pantry, again, at the lowest possible prices
VIDEO: Shock Video! Gov. Caught Lying About Vaccine Dangers
In this marathon report anchored by a Feb 2014 Senate Hearing on
Vaccines featuring Senator and Dr. Anne Schuchat the director of
CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
They use this national platform to continue the hoax that
vaccines are perfectly safe and effective. Infowars Nighlty News
Director Rob Dew methodically covers the evidence that vaccines
are dangerous and the fact the vaccine manufacturers are not
liable for their toxic products and as a result you will never
see credible impartial studies.
Media parades dead children as victims of anti-vaxxers despite
medical facts contradicting the narrative
(NaturalNews) All across the media spectrum, images and stories
of dead children who supposedly met their early fate because
some people choose not to inject themselves or their children
with immune-damaging chemicals and aborted human fetal tissue
are being paraded around as "evidence" that medical freedom
needs to be completely abolished. Some of the latest media
reports include violent rants from "angry moms" who consider it
a privilege to be exposed to their vaccinated children.
Holistic Christian families now criminalized in America; parents
having to flee with children
(NaturalNews) The old adage "let's just agree to disagree" is no
longer a relevant concept when it comes to your personal medical
views. It seems that the new American normal is for the
government to literally mandate that you and your children
consume junk foods and pharmaceuticals and get vaccinated, or
else face harsh punishment, as evidenced by a string of recent
state interventions against families who made medical decisions
that differ from what's popular in the mainstream.
U.S. HHS is Going for More Vaccinations during Pregnancy,
Employer-enforced adult vaccination requirements, and, probably,
Faith-based groups to uptake vaccinations
Activist Post - The U.S. Health and Human Services published a
46-page draft proposal and notice in the Federal Register
recently regarding more mandated vaccines for adults, and
especially pregnant females; employer-enforced adult
vaccinations; and probably for getting faith-based groups to
uptake and not oppose vaccines/vaccinations.
200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate - FREE Research PDF
Green Med Info - The media, your pediatrician, politicians and
health authorities like the CDC and FDA claim that vaccines are
safe and effective. So why do hundreds of peer-reviewed studies
indicate the opposite is true? Read, download, and share this
document widely to provide the necessary evidence-based
counterbalance to the pro-vaccination propaganda that has
globally infected popular consciousness and discussion like an
Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some
Children Die from Vaccines
Health Impact News - We mandate more vaccines than any other
country. We also have the worst infant mortality rate of any
first, second, and even some third world countries. Most parents
or doctors (for that matter) do not start out "anti-vaccine",
their stance is changed once they have a child who is
permanently and profoundly damaged by a vaccine. They then
decide no more for that child and no more for their next
children. And they are correct in making that decision.
Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. - Scientifically No Polio Vaccine was
Health Impact News - While most believers in vaccines like to
point to polio as a disease that was eliminated by vaccines, the
history of polio and the polio vaccine paints a far different
picture than what most believe about polio and the polio vaccine
Drug warning: Popular antibiotics cause death and crippling side
(NaturalHealth365) A study published in The Journal of the
American Medical Association showed that risk of retinal
detachment and blindness was five times higher among people who
took fluoroquinolones; another study documented double the risk
of kidney problems among fluoroquinolones users. Be sure to ask
your doctor about possible side effects BEFORE taking any
medication. If you are not getting the information you need –
find a better physician.
Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds?
Natural Society - Most of the almonds sold in the U.S. have been
fumigated with propylene oxide, a chemical that even the CDC has
admitted causes cancer.... The stringent standards now in place
for almonds may protect a few people from salmonella, but it
guarantees chemical toxicity for the all the millions of people
eating almonds treated with PPO. The treatment imperative for
almonds is a tragedy in light of the many health benefits they
February 20, 2015 - Today in History:
1792 - U.S. President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act
thereby creating the U.S. Post Office.
1809 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government
was greater than that of any individual state.
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.
1880 - The American Bell Company was incorporated.
1931 - The U.S. Congress allowed California to build the Oakland Bay
1933 - The U.S. House of Representatives completed congressional action
on the amendment to repeal Prohibition.
1944 - "Big Week" began as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft
manufacturing centers during World War II.
1962 - John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three
times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the
Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
1965 - Ranger 8 crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of
pictures of its surface.
1998 - American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold
medalist in winter Olympics history when she won the ladies' figure
skating title at Nagano, Japan.
2001 - FBI Agent Robert Phillip Hanssen was arrested and charged with
spying for the Russians for 15 years.
2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed
the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a
pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for
Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
US, Iraq planning spring assault to retake Mosul from ISIS
RT - An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of 20,000 – 25,000 troops is
being prepared to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State
fighters this spring. The city was captured by militants last June, and
is the largest city in the self-declared caliphate. US Central Command
said on Thursday that at the time of this assault, planned for April or
May, it will support these troops with airstrikes on enemy positions
near Mosul. The city, which has a population of over 1 million, is
currently being held by an estimated 1,000 – 2,000 fighters belonging to
the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL).
VIDEO: Ukraine crisis moves to new front amid fears of Mariupol assault
The Telegraph - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, as fears
grew that pro-Russian forces could open a new front in spite of European
efforts to revive a shattered ceasefire. Ukrainian officials said the
Azov sea resort village of Shyrokyne, just a few miles from the
strategic sea port of Mariupol, has now become the "epicentre" of
fighting in the region.
Russia deploying next-gen Nebo-M radar complexes to counter NATO threat
RT - Russia has begun deploying the next generation of Nebo-M
anti-missile radar facility systems as part of a responsive measure to a
threat stemming from NATO anti-ballistic missile systems in Eastern
Grexit: Win for both EU and Greece?
RT - If, in the next 48 hours, Athens and Brussels fail to strike a
bailout deal, Greece could be forced to leave the eurozone, and that
might not be so bad after all. “I think at the end of the day, Greece
will leave, there will be a so-called Grexit. I think it will be good
for Greece, good for Europe because it will mean someone that takes a
loss,” Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, told RT.
Swiss currency shockwave a picnic compared to what's in store for the
U.S. dollar - Peter Schiff
(NaturalNews) Worried about its national currency, the franc, losing too
much of its value as both it and the euro fall against the U.S. dollar,
the Swiss government has recently removed a 2011 cap placed on the franc
against the euro to protect it from further losses amid rising global
Swiss police raid HSBC Geneva office in money laundering probe
RT - The Swiss subsidiary of HSBC was searched on Wednesday by officials
after prosecutors in Geneva said they are opening a money laundering
investigation into the bank’s alleged illegal tax activity. The premises
of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) were searched by authorities, AP reported,
and the investigation could possibly extend beyond the bank to any
clients participating in money laundering.
Pay to protest? Campaigners reject govt bid to ‘privatize dissent’
RT - Furious campaign groups across the UK have rejected the
government’s proposed ‘pay to protest’ measures, warning they will not
hire private companies to facilitate anti-government rallies.... The
Metropolitan Police said campaign groups organizing demonstrations will
now have to pay for related traffic management, including road closures,
stewards and barriers.
Drug Resistant Malaria May Spread Globally, Kill Millions
Sputnik News - A highly dangerous strain of malaria has spread through
South-East Asia and was found in Myanmar only 25km from the Indian
border. The experts report that this is the most deadly type of malaria.
The last outbreak of the disease occurred in the 1960s when the virus
was delivered from Myanmar to India and other countries, killing
millions of people. Scientists claim that the history may repeat and the
disease can have drastic consequences for human health worldwide.
Norwegian scientist says decaying Russian subs threaten 'Chernobyl in
The Telegraph - A scientist in Norway has warned of a "Chernobyl in slow
motion" as the result of decaying nuclear submarines off the Arctic
coast of neighbouring Russia. Nils Bøhmer, a nuclear physicist who heads
the Bellona environmental group, said that ageing subs and boats dumped
in the Barents and Kara Seas could begin to leak radioactive waste
within a decade.
3,000 ISIS infiltrators may enter Turkey, plan to attack diplomatic
targets says report
RT - Up to 3,000 trained jihadists are seeking to cross into Turkey from
Syria and Iraq, with intentions of striking diplomatic targets belonging
to anti-ISIS coalition partners, the Turkish intelligence service told
the police in an internal memo.... The agency, which refused to provide
additional information when contacted by Reuters, warned the police that
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists repelled from the
predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria, are now looking for ways
to cross the border.
It’s Germany vs. Greece, And The Very Survival Of The Eurozone Is At
Economic Collapse - Is this the beginning of the end for the eurozone?
On Thursday, Germany rejected a Greek request for a six-month loan
extension. The Germans insisted that the Greek proposal did not require
the Greeks to adhere to the austerity restrictions which previous
agreements had forced upon them. But Greek voters have already very
clearly rejected the status quo, and the new Greek government has stated
unequivocally that it will not be bound by the current bailout
U.S. News, Politics & Government
‘An ugly lie’: Obama rejects claim West is at war with Islam
RT - The world must reject the notion that the United States and
its western allies are at war with Islam, President Barack Obama
has said, putting the blame for extremism in the Middle East on
economic conditions, political grievances and propaganda.
US Army Allocates $591Mln for New Apache Helicopters - Pentagon
Sputnik News - The US Army has issued defense contractor Boeing
a $591 million contract for Apache attack helicopters, the US
Defense Department said in a statement.... The AH-64E Apache is
used for armed reconnaissance, close combat, mobile strike, and
vertical maneuver missions, the US Army said on its website.
Pentagon Refuses to Back Egyptian Bombing Of ISIS In Libya After
Breitbart - On Wednesday, a reporter asked Rear Adm. John Kirby,
the outgoing Pentagon press secretary, “Do you support Egypt’s
right to bomb ISIS TARGETS in the wake of the Christian Coptics
being killed?” “We aren’t taking a position here in the Pentagon
on these recent strikes by Egypt…we weren’t notified ahead of
time. We didn’t participate or support them in any way, and
we’re not taking a position on it,” said the press secretary in
New York Is Trying To Ban Butcher Knives and Machetes Now
Blacklisted News - The state has long since banned knives such
as switchblades and gravity knives, which have nevertheless been
normal sights among criminal circles in bigger New York cities.
But now, machetes and even butcher knives would be banned.
Anyone with a knife longer than 4 inches – even a simple kitchen
knife – would be in violation of an administrative code, and
would face up to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine. A machete
could lead to a year in jail.
Researcher Reaffirms: At Least 760,000 Defensive Gun Uses a Year
Breitbart - On February 17 Florida State University criminology
professor Gary Kleck responded to recent criticism of his past
studies on defensive gun uses (DGUs) by showing why the
criticism is wrong and why a minimum of 760,000 DGUs each year
is still a viable claim.
N.H. House Turns Bill to Reject Federal Militarization of Local
Police Into Study Committee
Activist Post - A bill that would prohibit state and local
officials from owning or using certain military equipment,
whether provided through the Department of Defense's 1033
program or other federal grants, was amended into a study
committee by the New Hampshire state House. The vote was
Woman Calls Cops For Help Against Intruders, Cops Show Up And
Shoot Her Dead
Steve Watson - As reported by WCC Charlotte, Betty Sexton, 43,
called 911 and asked police to come and remove two unwanted
guests who she said were no longer welcome in her home, but
would not leave.... When police arrived on the scene they found
Sexton holding an old musket gun, in an attempt to protect
herself. According to Sexton’s sister, her boyfriend told police
that the gun was not loaded or functioning, and when the cops
ordered her to put the weapon down, she cooperated. However,
Officer LaDoniqua Neely for some reason decided Sexton was a
deadly threat and shot her.
Innocent College Student Subject to Restraining Order for
Resembling Alleged Rapist
Mikael Thalen - An innocent male student was reportedly banned
from entering large areas of his liberal-arts school in Oregon
after a female classmate accused him of slightly resembling a
rapist she encountered months prior in another state. According
to Professor Janey Halley, who detailed the incident in an
article for the Harvard Law Review, the unnamed male student was
forced to abide by the restraining order despite being found
innocent during an extensive school investigation.
Arizona House Education Committee Votes to Dump Common Core
Breitbart - Several months after Arizona voters elected a state
schools superintendent who ran on an anti-Common Core platform,
a state House education committee has approved a measure to
ditch the Common Core standards and block the state Board of
Education’s ability to adopt new standards.
New rules on narcotic painkillers cause grief for veterans and
Washington Post - New federal rules that make it harder to get
narcotic painkillers are taking an unexpected toll on thousands
of veterans who depend on these prescription drugs to treat a
wide variety of ailments, such as missing limbs and
post-traumatic stress. The restrictions, adopted last summer by
the Drug Enforcement Administration to curb a national epidemic
of opioid abuse, are for the first time, in effect, forcing
veterans to return to the doctor every month to renew their
medication, although many were already struggling to get
appointments at overburdened VA health facilities.
Hyperinflation To Start in 2015: Economist Says Get Supplies :
“Gold, Silver, Canned Goods, Toilet Paper, Bottled Water…”
Mac Slavo - It’s impossible to predict when and how our economy
will finally reach a breaking point, but according to contrarian
Shadow Stats economist John Williams it’s coming one way or the
other.... Because, if and when hyperinflation starts people will
quickly realize that their dollars are worthless. And as we have
seen time and again, and most recently in Russia, when a
currency rapidly loses its value the public will have no option
but to panic buy everything that isn’t nailed down in an effort
to unload their diminishing purchasing power before their
currency is completely worthless.
Wal-Mart, under pressure, boosts minimum U.S. wage to $9 an hour
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would raise
entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24 percent increase from the
U.S. minimum wage that some employees now earn, succumbing to
longstanding pressure to pay its workforce more. The world's
largest retailer said the increases would cost it $1 billion and
impact 500,000 employees, or about 40 percent of its workforce,
although the hike falls short of what some labor groups have
been agitating for.
After Blizzard Closes Campus, Harvard Spends $800,000 to Combat
Kit Daniels - Harvard announced this morning it was funding
seven of its affiliates for their “projects focusing on climate
change” while also encouraging students to “prioritize academics
over extracurricular commitments” after the school cancelled
three days of classes in the past three weeks because of snow.
‘Unhackable’: Russian firm develops totally surveillance-proof
RT - Russia is entering the post-Snowden world with style. Its
own anti-surveillance smartphone prototype, equipped with the
latest in cutting-edge cybersecurity and intended for corporate
users, is currently being tested. This is not Russia’s first
foray into smartphones, with the dual-screen YotaPhone making
headlines recently with its second incarnation. However, the new
project will offer unparalleled, corporate-level securit, when
ready. The current version is a prototype and any photos are
kept in strict secret.
Why Can’t the Public See Obama’s Proposed 332 Page Internet
Weekly Standard - Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and
Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama
administrations current plan to regulate the internet — in
particular, Lee has called the regulation a government
“takeover” of the internet and says it amounts to a ”a massive
tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of
night without the American public really being made aware of
what is going on.”
VIDEO: JPMorgan Goes to War: The bank is building a new facility
near the NSA’s headquarters to attract new talent
Bloomberg - Convinced that it faces threats from governments in
China, Iran, and Russia, and that the U.S. government isn’t
doing enough to help, JPMorgan has built a vast security
operation and staffed it increasingly with ex-military officers.
If software looks like a brain and acts like a brain—will we
treat it like one?
Ars Technica - Long the domain of science fiction, researchers
are now working to create software that perfectly models human
and animal brains. With an approach known as whole brain
emulation (WBE), the idea is that if we can perfectly copy the
functional structure of the brain, we will create software
perfectly analogous to one.... Scientists hope to create
software that could theoretically experience everything we
experience: emotion, addiction, ambition, consciousness, and
Solicitation of Written Comments on the Draft National Adult
federalregister.gov - NVPO is soliciting public comment on the
draft NAIP from a variety of stakeholders, including the general
public, for consideration as they develop their final report to
the Secretary. It is anticipated that the draft NAIP, as revised
with consideration given to public comment and stakeholder
input, will be presented to the Secretary in the first quarter
Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years – What’s
Ella Jameson - The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath
Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger
tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic.
Deaths from prescription painkillers have more than tripled in
the last 20 years, while drug overdose is now the leading cause
of accidental death in the United States.
Vaccine horrors: Medical mutilation of innocent children exposed
in GRAPHIC photos of "safe" vaccines gone horribly wrong
(NaturalNews) Much like Brian Williams, vaccine promoters are
serial liars. They know vaccines harm many children (and even
kill some), yet they knowingly lie to the public by falsely
claiming vaccines cause no harm whatsoever. (They do this
willfully, in total violation of all medical ethics and
fundamental honesty with the public.)
Eating almonds can reduce heart disease risks, belly fat
(NaturalNews) Hold that muffin or danish and grab a handful of
almonds if you need a snack between meals. Maybe you won't feel
as satisfied afterward, but if you care about your heart health,
get used to it. A recent study published in the Journal of the
American Heart Association provided strong evidence that
incorporating almonds as snacks instead of pastries in an
otherwise healthy diet provides protection against heart
disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, a precursor to
A revolutionary way to make your own almond milk, oat milk, hemp
milk and soy milk for mere pennies
(NaturalNews) Nut milks are extremely popular among
health-conscious consumers, but the mass-produced nut milks sold
at the store all suffer from two critical problems in their
ingredients: carrageenan and calcium carbonate. Carrageenan is a
thickening agent that's increasingly concerning to many
consumers. Although I personally don't find it irritating, some
people say consuming it leads to bowel irritation or digestion
What Happens to Your Body When You’re Not Moving, and What to Do
Dr. Mercola - According to biological anthropologists, the
fossil record suggests that when early man traded their nomadic
hunter-gatherer lifestyles for a more settled one, it resulted
in a less dense bone structure. Prolonged sitting promotes
dozens of chronic diseases, including overweight and type 2
diabetes, even if you’re very fit. At bare minimum, avoid
sitting for more than 50 minutes out of every hour. Ideally,
limit sitting as much as possible, and incorporate
weight-bearing, gravity-driven exercises into your fitness
Report Finds We Are Eating ‘2,500 Tons of Fake Food’
Natural Society - Are you drinking beverages out of antifreeze
containers and chewing on horse meat in your pre-packaged
‘hamburgers?’ As it turns out, new evidence from an Interpol
investigation reveals that many ‘brand-name’ food items may
actually be comprised of some very different ingredients than
advertised. All in all, the food investigators seized a whopping
2,500 tons of fake food from within the food supply.
Research Unveils Key Mechanism in Resveratrol’s Healing
Natural Society - One of the most publicized nutrients in the
media is the stilbene known as resveratrol. This organic
compound has been found to cut down cardiovascular disease,
prevent certain cancers, help slow aging, and possibly aid in
weight control. It can even improve spinal bone density in men
with metabolic syndrome...
Cooked Eggs Deplete All Nutrients and Deactivate Proteins -
There's Only One Way To Benefit From Eggs
Natash Longo - For years, this misunderstood food -- low in
calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except
C, and nearly perfect in protein -- was once shunned for threats
to cholesterol intake. Eggs are also a great source of choline,
selenium, omega-3 and even iodine. But if you want to optimize
those nutrients, you must eat eggs raw.... The CDC and other
public health organizations advise you to thoroughly cook your
eggs to lower your risk of Salmonella, but as long as they're
pastured and organic, eating your eggs raw is completely safe.
Cornucopia's Organic Egg Scorecard
The Oldest Woman In Europe At 115 Years-Old, Credits Staying
Single and Eating Raw Eggs As The Key To Her Longevity
Meg Wagner - At 115 and three months, Italy's Emma Morano is the
oldest person in Europe and the fifth oldest in the world. She
eats two or three raw eggs a day and has stayed single for most
of her life. Today, she still lives alone. 'I didn't want to be
dominated by anyone,' she said.
Is Your Family's Health Being Traded For Profit? New BOUGHT
Documentary February 20th - March 6th Exposes Ugly Truth Behind
Vaccines, GMO's and Big Pharma...
The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a
multi-BILLION dollar enterprise... focused more on profits than
human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep "inside
the guts" of this despicable conspiracy... Featuring exclusive
interviews with the world's most acclaimed experts in research,
medicine, holistic care and natural health... Bought exposes the
hidden (and deadly) story behind it all. Watch the full BOUGHT
movie – FREE!
February 19, 2015 - 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,
1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the
military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.
1942 - Approximately 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city
1945 - During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
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 the hospital.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved a treaty outlawing genocide. The pact
had been submitted 37 years earlier for ratification.
1987 - A controversial, anti-smoking public service announcement aired
for the first time on television. Yul Brynner filmed the ad shortly
before dying of lung cancer. Brynner made it clear in the ad that he
would have died from cigarette smoking before ad aired.
2001 - The museum at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center was
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began using its thermal emission
imaging system to map Mars.
2004 - Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling was charged
with fraud, insider trading and other crimes in connection with the
energy trader's collapse. Skilling was later convicted and sentenced to
more than 24 years in prison.
2005 - The USS Jimmy Carter was commissioned at Groton, CT. It was the
last of the Seawolf class of attack submarines.
2008 - Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency. His brother Raul was
later named as his successor.
Greece Should Leave Eurozone – Former French President
Sputnik News - Former President of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing says
the entrance of Greece into the Eurozone in 2001 was clear mistake, and
now the country's economy can only recover if Greece abandons the Euro
and goes back to its own currency.
Poland to Pay $262,000 to Inmates Held, Tortured at Secret C.I.A. Prison
NY Times - Poland will abide by a European court ruling that ordered it
to pay a total of 262,000 in reparations to two former inmates of a
"black site" prison run by the C.I.A., the minister of foreign affairs
said on Wednesday.... The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July
that Poland had violated the rights of the two terrorism suspects by
handing them over to the C.I.A. in 2002 at a secret facility, which is
now closed, in northeast Poland. While there, the court said, the men
suffered "torture and inhuman or degrading treatment."
NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army
Brandon Turbeville - In a military victory that may very well rival the
liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA
officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so
doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city
from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist
death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the
beginning of the crisis.
Western Media Blames Separatists For Ceasefire Violation, Ignores Role
of Kiev Fascists
Brandon Turbeville - The fragile Ukraine peace deal constructed by
Russia with the help of France and Germany appears to be holding on by
the skin of its teeth as the shooting and shelling around Debaltseve
continued even after the deadline for enacting a total ceasefire came
and went Saturday night. Although virtually the entire country fell
abruptly silent at midnight, Debaltseve was still alight with gunfire
and artillery shelling. Almost immediately came claims from both the
separatists and the Kiev forces that the other side was responsible for
violating the ceasefire agreement.
Russia Dumps Most US Paper Ever As China Reduces Treasurys Holdings To
January 2013 Levels
Zero Hedge - Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has
begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was
this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there
was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record
20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86
billion in December - the lowest since June 2008.
Russia steps up oil supplies to Asia
RT - Gulf producers may find it a struggle to keep their share of the
global oil market as Russia is boosting crude exports to Asia after
upping supplies by 25 percent to China, Japan and South Korea in 2014.
Russia is the world’s third largest oil producer and has increased oil
supplies to Asia to 51 million metric tons in 2014. The share of the
Asian market rose to 8.7 percent last year from 7.2 percent in 2013,
Bloomberg reports citing government data.
IMF aid package pushes Ukraine gas prices up 280%
RT - Ukraine has agreed to increase the cost of gas to consumer by 280
percent, and 66 percent for heating, as part of the IMF terms for
getting extra financial aid, says Valery Gontareva the head of the
National Bank of Ukraine.... The tariff rises are part of the amendments
to the 2015 budget the government has had to introduce in order to
receive an $8.5 billion loan from the IMF by the end of the year.
Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries
AFP - Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating
contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday
as the food scare spreads. Manufacturer Patties Foods has recalled four
products including the Nanna's and Creative Gourmet brands of mixed
berries and Nanna's raspberries after infections in Victoria, Queensland
and New South Wales. They are all sold nationally in major supermarkets,
having been packed in China.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon identifies 1,200 moderate extremist Syrians for
Blacklisted News - The Pentagon said the US has identified 1,200
individuals to be vetted for a train and equip program to help
Syrian opposition fighters in the campaign against Daesh.
American Special Operations Forces in the Middle East Commander
Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata and his team have been working to
identify and screen members of moderate Syrian opposition groups
for the program. "There's about 1,200 people Gen. Nagata and his
team, with our interagency and international partners, have
identified as potential for the whole Syria train and equip
program," said Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.
UMass Amherst Reverses Controversial Ban on Iranian Students in
ABC News - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has
overturned a controversial ban that would have prohibited all
incoming Iranian students from participating in certain graduate
engineering and natural sciences programs.... The reversal comes
just days after the school announced the ban to comply with a
2012 federal law -- part of sanctions against Iran to prevent it
from acquiring nuclear weapons. The 2012 law denies visas for
Iranian students in the U.S. if they want to work in the energy
sector, nuclear science, nuclear engineering or related field in
White House Announces ‘Goal of Ensuring Climate Smart Citizenry’
CNS News - The White House Science and Technology Advisor, says
an initiative is underway “with the goal of ensuring a climate
smart citizenry in the United States.” “In December of last year
the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative was
launched--with the goal of ensuring a climate smart citizenry in
the United States,” Dr. John Holdren says in a White House video
released last week.
VIDEO: Wesley Clark: Our friends and allies funded ISIS to
Blacklisted News - He also warned about attacking “We’re going
to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and
then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off,
Mentally Ill Man Waves Broom, Cops Shoot Him Dead And Cuff Him
Steve Watson - A mother in Miami Gardens called police, asking
them to help her calm her mentally disturbed son. But when the
cops showed up, the man, 25, waved a broom at them so they shot
him multiple times, killing him.... When Hall’s mother attempted
to intervene, police turned their guns on her. “He [drew] his
gun and told us to get back or he’ll shoot us…my hands went up.”
she said. As the local news report details, police have had
previous run ins with Hall and knew that he was mentally ill.
2016 Hopeful Jeb Bush Backs Big Brother: Gov't Surveillance
“Keeps Us Safe”
Sputnik News - The former Florida governor was laying out the
framework for his foreign policy strategy — a major step in
building a presidential campaign — when he expressed disbelief
at the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the NSA spying
programs. “For the life of me, I don’t understand – the debate
has gotten off track, where we’re not understanding and
protecting,” he told the crowd of 800 or so at the Chicago
Council for Global Affairs.
Track The Massive Congestion At The Port Of Long Beach In Real
Zero Hedge - Things on the West Coast Ports are going from bad
to worse (for those who missed it read "Catastrophic Shutdown Of
America's Supply Chain" Begins: Stunning Photos Of West Coast
Port Congestion), and with no resolution in sight, it is now
beginning to cripple the US economy. Here is a brief summary,
courtesy of the WSJ, of how the near-strike is already impacting
various businesses across the US...
Housing Recovery? Weekly Mortgage Purchase Apps Drop Again, Down
66% From 2004
Zero Hedge - The housing and mortgage evangelists on CNBC and
Fox Business are going to have to rewrite their “2015 is going
to be a big year for housing!” meme. Nirvana it isn’t.
In 'Tragic' Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to
Common Dreams - In a blow to anti-fracking campaigners across
the state, the Ohio Supreme Court said this week that the
authority to regulate oil and gas drilling activities—and
therefore, to ban fracking within municipal borders—lies with
the state as opposed to cities, towns, or counties. As the Akron
Beacon Journal put it: "The decision takes local control of
drilling away from communities and supports the state as the
continued main overseer of drilling."
Explosion at Exxon Refinery In Southern California - Live Feed
Zero Hedge - It's not been a good week for oil safety in
America. Following the derailment earlier in the week, CBS now
reports an explosion at Exxon Mobil's Torrance, California
refinery (processes an average of 155,000 barrels of crude oil
per day) occurred at 850amPT... While dismissed as 'normal
flaring' to begin with, Exxon has confirmed it is not and
"shelter in place" has been ordered as ash is falling up to 3
Federal Government Demands Social Media Censorship
Kurt Nimmo - Congress and the White House are leaning on Twitter
to censor Islamic State posts on its network. Rep. Ted Poe,
R-Texas, the chair of a House foreign affairs subcommittee on
terrorism, has singled out Twitter for allowing supposed IS
operatives to recruit and propagandize on the social media
platform. “This is the way (the Islamic State) is recruiting —
they are getting people to leave their homelands and become
fighters,” Poe said. He added “there is frustration with Twitter
specifically” over its refusal to censor tweets the government
claims promotes terrorism.
Google warns of US government ‘hacking any facility’ in the
The Guardian - Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US
Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize
digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US
“government hacking of any facility” in the world.... The search
giant warns that under updated proposals, FBI agents would be
able to carry out covert raids on servers no matter where they
were situated, giving the US government unfettered global access
to vast amounts of private information.
VIDEO: Oregon mulls banning personal belief exemption for
CBS News - The measles outbreak is of particular concern in
Oregon, home to the highest rate of unvaccinated children in the
country. Parents have been warned to get their children
vaccinated by Wednesday or face expulsion from school. The state
of Oregon is making Jolynn Reynolds watch an educational video
before she can opt out of having her child vaccinated. Reynolds
is claiming a philosophical exemption, allowing her kids to go
to school without their required vaccinations.
Superbug linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital; 179 potentially
LA Times - Nearly 180 patients at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical
Center may have been exposed to potentially deadly bacteria from
contaminated medical scopes, and two deaths have already been
linked to the outbreak. The Times has learned that the two
people who died are among seven patients that UCLA found were
infected by the drug-resistant superbug known as CRE — a number
that may grow as more patients get tested. The outbreak is the
latest in a string of similar incidents across the country that
has top health officials scrambling for a solution.
Medical alert: Thyroid dysfunction increases your risk of heart
(NaturalNews) Over 100 years ago, a study showed that 'subclinical
hypothyroidism' was associated with a 260% increase in the
prevalence of heart disease. In fact, over the years, many other
studies have made the connection between thyroid disorders and
the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease.
It's NOT Just Vaccines!
Zen Honeycutt - This issue is dividing us..and threatens to
divide us even more with talk of state and federal mandates. I
hear, if pushed, federal mandates will cause families to not
just avoid people at birthday parties, many will leave the
country rather than vaccinate. Families will be torn apart,
possibly for the rest of their lives. The problem with this
issue is that no one in the media is talking about the whole
issue. The whole issue is not that vaccines are or are not
hurting our kids. That is only part of the issue.
Orthorexia Nervosa: Officials Declare 'Eating Healthy' A Mental
Jefferey Jaxen - As the people continue to walk away from the
broken medical and agricultural/food systems, like any abusive
relationship, the abuser will do anything to maintain their
waning control. Organic and non-GMO food markets have exploded
in the last five years so much so that any corporation wishing
to not follow the trend risks financial hardship or ruin. In
addition, pharmaceutical companies are feeling the strain as
less people want their toxic medications and crippling side
effects. In an attempt to curb this mass rush for the exits,
psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread
awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa”.
Cumin helps with weight loss
STEPin2 - Spices are truly nature’s medicine, and cumin is one
of the most potent of them all. It is packed with antioxidants
and may slow down the growth of breast and colon cancer cells.
Cumin is also great for the kidneys, strengthens the immune
system, and is a known sleep aid.
18 Ways To Ensure Your Stomach Acid pH Is Balanced
Natural News Blogs - Stomach acid is a very important first step
in digestion. With low stomach acid, it becomes difficult to
absorb B12 as well as Zinc. Having low stomach acid also means
that proteins will not be broken down properly which may in turn
cause trouble in your small intestine and possibly even get
absorbed whole into your bloodstream.
GMO Spider Venom Could Soon Be ‘The New Viagra’
Natural Society - Just when you thought you had heard everything
out there on the subject of GMOs and the latest creations of
mega biotech, a new level of modification makes even GMO apples
seem tame. Specifically, we are talking about the use of GMO
spider venom as an alternative to the highly popular erectile
disfunction drug Viagra.
Research Confirms Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals,
Green Med Info - New research is revealing something remarkable
about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating
body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the
elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals,
indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular
effort into doing more sweating.
Class Claims Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets
Courthouse News - Nestlé Purina's Beneful dog food has killed or
sickened thousands of dogs, a class action claims in Federal
Court. Lead plaintiff Frank Lucido claims defendant Nestle´
Purina Petcare Company has received more than 3,000 online
complaints about dogs becoming ill or dying after eating Beneful
in the past four years. He blames the problems on the presence
of propylene glycol, an automotive antifreeze component, and
grains with fungus that produce mycotoxins.
February 18, 2015 - Today in History:
1861 - In Montgomery, AL, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the
President of the Confederate States.
1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in
the U.S. for the first time.
1930 - The planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh. The discovery
was made as a result of photographs taken in January 1930.
1952 - Greece and Turkey became members of NATO.
1970 - The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to
incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
1972 - The California Supreme Court struck down the state's death
1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden "flight" sitting
on top of a Boeing 747.
1987 - Girl Scout executives decided to change the
color of the scout uniform from the traditional Girl Scout green to the
newer Girl Scout blue.
1998 - In Russia, money shortages resulted in the shutting down of three
plants that produced nuclear weapons.
1998 - In Nevada, two white separatists were arrested and accused of
plotting a bacterial attack on subways in New York City.
2001 - FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and accused of
spying for Russia for more than 15 years. He later pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
2003 - In South Korea, at least 120 people were killed when a man lit a
fire on a subway train.
the Pawn in the Evil Zionist Game - VIDEO ISIS Beheading
libyanwarthetruth.com - This horrific video was created to manifest an
agenda, an agenda that would eventually cause the US and other western
countries to have an excuse to come and take control of Libya. This was
the plan in 2011 but it failed by massive proportion because the
Zionists were under the illusion that they could control the radical
Islamists that they had joined hands with to control Libya. Anyone who
believes that you can arm and fund psychopathic killers and hope that
they will behave like sane people are crazy.
ISIS plans to invade Europe through Libya says report
RT - ISIS’ plans to conquer Europe via Libya have been revealed in
letters seen by an anti-terrorism group. Owing to its perfect location
on the continental doorstep, the terrorists plan to ferry fighters from
North Africa across the Mediterranean. The plans, analyzed by
anti-terrorism British think tank Quillum, outline a strategy to
illegally ferry fighters across the sea from Libya into southern Europe,
into ports such as Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, less than
300 miles (483km) away.
Obama to Give Jihadists the Ability to Order Airstrikes
Mikael Thalen - The Obama administration is preparing to equip the
so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. air
strikes despite the group’s admitted allegiance to the Islamic State.
Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) will be provided with radios to
call in strikes from American B-1B bombers as well as pickup trucks with
mounted machine guns as the president puts the final touches on plans to
train as many as 3,000 rebels in Jordan and Turkey by the end of 2015.
When It Comes To ISIS, Obama Is Utterly Clueless
Economic Collapse - [...] the Obama administration insists that the
reason that ISIS exists is because of a lack of “job opportunities” in
that area of the world. If we could just find enough good jobs for the
terrorists, apparently the entire problem of Islamic terror would just
fade away according to them. This kind of twisted politically correct
thinking is going to be one of the things that leads to the downfall of
Stocks In Holding Pattern With All Eyes On Draghi And Whether ECB Will
Pull Greek Liquidity
Zero Hedge - There was much confusion yesterday when algos went into a
buying frenzy on news that Greece would submit a request for a 6 month
loan extension, believing this means Greece has caved and will agree to
a bailout programme extension as well. Nothing could have been further
from the truth as we explained first moments after the headline struck,
and also as Reuters validated moments ago when it said that "Greece will
submit a request to the euro zone on Wednesday to extend a "loan
agreement" for up to six months but EU paymaster Germany says no such
deal is on offer and Athens must stick to the terms of its existing
Beijing's mayor declares city to be unlivable due to life-choking smog
(NaturalNews) What may appear to foreigners as a city swathed in fog on
a cold rainy day is really a Chinese city smothered in smog, a type of
air pollution so dangerous that some officials refer to the city as "unliveable,"
The Guardian reports.
In Battle against ISIS, U.S. Reverts to Not Counting Civilian Casualties
AllGov - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said U.S. and coalition strikes
have killed 6,000 ISIS fighters. “That no civilians could be among that
figure strikes observers and even military officials as all but
impossible,” wrote Yousef. Particularly with 2,300 strikes delivering
8,200 missiles. “Not only does it reinforce the view that the lives of
ordinary Iraqis and Syrians...do not matter, it flies in the face of the
military’s own recommendations," wrote Gregory and Edney-Browne.
Major New Bank Runs in Greece; More Emergency Funds Needed
EPJ - Greek lenders are urging central bank Governor Yannis Stournaras
to seek additional emergency cash as deposit outflows accelerate,
according to three people familiar with the situation, Bloomberg
reports. Deposit withdrawals picked up after talks between Greece and
its euro-area creditors on extending its bailout ended in acrimony in
Brussels Monday night, said the people, who asked not to be identified
because the information is private.
Moment of Brutal Honesty: Political Commentator Quits Over HSBC
Coverage, Accuses Telegraph Of "Fraud On Readers"
Zero Hedge - "The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Daily Telegraph is a
fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to
influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue,
democracy itself is in peril." Those are the words of the former chief
political commentator of The Telegraph, Peter Oborne, who resigned from
the paper and launched a blistering attack on the Telegraph, saying it
put bank’s interests before readers to save ad contract.
U.S. Waste Disposal in Afghanistan: Unused Incinerators and Open-Air
AllGov - SIGAR found serious mechanical problems with the costly
incinerators. One operating base received them from the contractor two
years late and requiring $1 million in repairs. The inspectors also
found the incinerators too expensive to use—some cost a million dollars
a year to operate. So commanders decided to continue to use the burn
pits to dispose of the 440 tons of waste produced each day, despite the
health risks of doing so—and despite being told by Congress to stop the
Forget Hacking - CIA Accuses Russia Of "Manipulating The World's
Zero Hedge - America appears to have found something else to blame the
Russians (or North Koreans) for... The Weather. As The Daily Mail
reports, CIA chiefs fear hostile nations are trying to manipulate the
world’s weather... seriously. So-called "geoengineering techniques"
range from cloud seeding, in which chemicals are sprayed by planes
trigger rainfall, to shooting mirrors into space to reflect sunlight and
cool the Earth.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought
CNS News - "The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since
2011. We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for
permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher
number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016,"
spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday. But at a hearing
of the House Homeland Security Committee last week, Chairman
Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said it would be a "huge mistake" to bring
refugees from Syria and Turkey into the United States where they
"could potentially be radicalized."
Former Breitbart Reporter Receiving Death Threats Over Revealing
Obama’s ‘Fake’ Past: “Ever seen a photo of a pregnant Michelle
Mac Slavo - Former Breitbart reporter and founder of GotNews.
com, Charles C. Johnson, claims he has never before seen
information that answers to why no one has seen photos of a
pregnant Michelle Obama, why Obama’s family photos are fakes,
and why his birth certificate is anything but authentic (but
says he was born in Hawaii not Kenya). But ‘serious’ death
threats are so far keeping Johnson quiet, according to a barrage
of recent Twitter posts.
A radical new idea for keeping tabs on police misconduct is
Business Insider - The largest organization of public defenders
in the country is building a “cop accountability” database,
aimed at helping defense attorneys question the credibility of
police officers in court. The database was created by the Legal
Aid Society, a New York–based nonprofit that represents an
average of 230,000 people per year with a staff of more than 650
lawyers. The ambition behind the project is to create a
clearinghouse for records of police misconduct — something the
NYPD itself does not make public — and to share it with defense
lawyers all over the city, including those who do not work for
Cops No-Knock Raid, Stomp Necks, Destroy Home – To Find Broken
Free Thought Project - The men allege that an officer asked them
how they were able to pay the rent on such an expensive home,
seemingly the only explanation as to why these men were
Holder Gives 90 Day Ultimatum To Bring "Financial Crisis" Cases
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, Attorney General Eric Holder
says he’s asked U.S. attorneys involved in residential
mortgage-backed securities cases to report in 90 days on whether
they can “develop cases against individuals,” Holder, speaking
at National Press Club in Washington, defends record on cases
against those involved in 2008 crisis. There’s “relatively small
universe” of firms vs. savings and loan crisis of 1980s and
1990s, he says Lack of more cases “is not for lack of trying”
Operation Choke-Point Is Worse Than We Thought
Zero Hedge - Operation Choke Point is an initiative of the DoJ
that was announced in 2013 which investigates bank interactions
with certain businesses believed to be at higher risk for fraud
and money laundering. When first disclosed it was heavily
criticized for bypassing due process with critics warning that
"it's a thinly veiled ideological attack on industries the Obama
administration doesn't like, such as gun sellers," and precious
metals dealers. However, as Mike Maloney explains, it is far
worse than that... "it violates the most fundamental principles
of the rule of law and accountable, transparent government."
72-Yr-Old Man Facing 10 Years in Prison for an Unloaded 18th
Century Antique Pistol
Activist Post - 72-year-old retired schoolteacher Gordon
VanGilder who is currently facing up to a decade in prison
because he was caught with an unloaded, antique flintlock pistol
from the mid-1700s in his car. It was found during a supposedly
unrelated routine traffic stop. “His attorney notes that
VanGilder is facing the same felony charge for his unloaded
mid-1700s firearm as he would be for a loaded .44 Magnum,”
according to NRA News.
VIDEO: Joyce Riley on The Alex Jones Show February 16 2015
Radio host Joyce Riley of the Power Hour covers the latest news
developments and how government officials have routinely buried
the real causes behind public health crises, including the
infamous Gulf War Syndrome.
JPMorgan tops list of risky banks -U.S. government study
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co bears the highest potential
hazard to the financial system, a study by a U.S. government
research agency showed, launching its first ranking of U.S.
banks with a numerical risk score. The bank had a "systemic risk
score" of 5.05 percent for 2013 in a group of 33 large U.S.
banks, the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research
said in the study.
NY Fed Report: Student Loan Debt Piles Up; Now at $1.16 Trillion
EPJ - While overall delinquency rates were unchanged at 4.3
percent in the fourth quarter, delinquency rates for auto loans
and student loans worsened, according to the New York Federal
Reserve. “Although we’ve seen an overall improvement in
delinquency rates since the Great Recession, the increasing
trend in student loan balances and delinquencies is concerning,”
said Donghoon Lee, research officer at the NY Fed. “Student loan
delinquencies and repayment problems appear to be reducing
borrowers’ ability to form their own households.
Recent Academy of Sciences Reports on Climate Change were
Partially Funded by CIA
AllGov - A voluminous scientific study on climate change and
man-made possibilities of altering it was funded by several
federal agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).The
CIA’s decision to partially fund the research left at least one
expert who participated in the study a little uneasy. Scientist
Alan Robock at Rutgers University told The Guardian the CIA’s
investment in the $630,000 study “makes me really worried who is
going to be in control” of efforts to stem the impact of climate
Who Rules West Virginia? Lawmakers Want to Weaken Clean Water
Protections One Year after Toxic Spill Ruined Drinking Water for
AllGov - Two bills would allow the operators of most chemical
storage tanks to avoid tougher new standards that were created
following the 2014 spill into the Elk River by a facility
operated by Freedom Industries. In the Senate, lawmakers are
reviewing a plan to eliminate drinking water protections for the
Kanwaha River, into which the Elk River flows. The same measure
would also get rid of the DEP’s policy of enforcing the state’s
drinking water standards on all rivers and streams across the
300,000 Without Power In South, Grocery Shelves Empty
Off the Grid News - More than 300,000 are without power across
the Southeast and store shelves empty of essentials after Winter
Storm Octavia coated areas with ice and dumped 18 inches of snow
in one Kentucky town. Electricity was out for 153,000 in
Georgia, 82,000 in South Carolina and 39,000 in North Carolina,
in addition to tens of thousands more in Arkansas, Tennessee and
Wi-fi "spy" Barbie records children's conversations - and could
be a target for hackers, say experts
Mirror Online - Grown-up technology recording your conversations
is one thing, but putting it in the hands of a child is quite
another. Toymaker Mattel has partnered with a San Francisco
startup called ToyTalk to develop "Hello Barbie" - an
internet-connected version of the popular doll that'll strike up
a real conversation with your little tykes.
Spy Program Revelations Could Damage US Companies Image
Sputnik News - Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project Director
claims that public trust in US technology companies will be
weakened by reports suggesting that the NSA embedded spyware on
computer hard drives around the world.
New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images
Tech Swarm - Researchers from the Ramón Llull University (Spain)
have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing
their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database.
In the future this could help to find people who have gone
missing after posting images on social networks, or even to
recognise locations of terrorist executions.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
"The Dark Side of the Strawberry": WWI enemy-killing gas now
being used on America's fruit
(NaturalNews) Berries, one of the most beneficial foods for
fighting off free radicals in the body, are sprayed with
substantially more pesticides than other produce. Strawberries,
in particular, are treated with extremely dangerous types of
chemical called fumigants, gasses that are blasted into the
soil, killing pests and weeds prior to planting.
The big measles lie: Eradication of measles happened BEFORE the
vaccine, not after
(NaturalNews) The general consensus among pro-vaxxers is that
vaccines save lives, and if it weren't for their existence,
infectious disease would be running rampant. But a closer look
at the data reveals that the death rates from conditions like
measles, scarlet fever, typhoid, whooping cough (pertussis) and
diphtheria were all in major decline prior to the advent of
their respective vaccines, the direct result of better nutrition
and sanitation practices.
Processed Fructose Is the Number One Driver of Obesity and
Dr. Mercola - Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the
Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, has
been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism. He was one of the
first to bring attention to the fact that processed fructose is
far worse, from a metabolic standpoint, than other sugars,
including refined sugar. Fructose is actually broken down very
much like alcohol, damaging your liver and causing mitochondrial
and metabolic dysfunction in the same way as ethanol and other
toxins. It also causes more severe metabolic dysfunction because
it's more readily metabolized into fat than any other sugar.
10 nutritional deficiencies that may cause depression
(NaturalNews) Do you ever wonder where you positive emotions
went? If your optimistic outlook on life has soured, then you
should know that - beyond psychological approaches - nutrition
plays a key role in maintaining your moods.
Probiotics cure peanut allergies in 80% of children and can
replace vaccines for immune system stimulation
(NaturalNews) Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most
important systems of the human body -- the commensal bacteria
colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These
various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs
and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here's
Homeland Security Stockpiling Billions of Dollars of
Health Impact News - The Department of Homeland Security,
created shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 2001,
has been authorized by Congress to purchase and stockpile
billions of dollars of experimental vaccines that are not
approved by the FDA, to use on American citizens during a time
of a “national emergency” as defined by the U.S. Government. The
Project Bioshield Act was enacted by Congress in 2004, and
signed into law by President George W. Bush. It appropriated
$5.6 billion to the Department of Homeland Security “for the
purchase of next generation countermeasures against anthrax and
smallpox as well as other CBRN agents.”
Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start
Health Impact News - This past Sunday (February 15, 2015) the
Sunday Express in the UK published a headline story stating that
Oxford professor Dr. Rory Collins, whose research had been used
to support putting millions of patients on statin drugs, was
reassessing the data behind those studies for possible drug side
effects they might have missed previously. According to the
Express: Although the original research looked at the effect of
statins on the heart and considered cancer risks it did not
examine other side effects.
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study
Natural Blaze - Researchers found that four of five widely used
formulas may overestimate people's risk of heart attack, stroke
or other related complications by as much as 154 percent in some
cases. That includes the most recently developed risk
calculator, unveiled alongside new treatment guidelines in 2013
by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart
How Pine Bark Extract Could Save Air Travelers Lives
Green Med Info - Modern air travel carries with it a wide range
of health risks, some of which are life-threatening. What can we
do to reduce these risks? This amazing plant substance may
provide the perfect answer...
8 True Benefits of Drinking Coffee You Didn’t Know About
Natural Society - If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee
is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at
Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky focused on the cardiovascular,
genetic, antioxidant and caffeine effects of coffee and found
that drinking the brew reduces the risk of mortality right
across the board. They also documented that coffee...
The Behind-The-Scenes Marketing Tricks That Make Food
Irresistible (Hint: You Can’t See It!)
Food Babe - We are being inundated with fake chemical scents
designed to get us to buy!... Using scents to sell more products
isn’t a new tactic by a long shot and is taken straight out of
Monsanto’s playbook, as demonstrated by this vintage 1947
Monsanto ad: “The principle of chemical attraction also defines
the path to hidden sales…Used for years to contribute sales
appeal to foods, candies, perfumes and cosmetics… Yes – Smells
Sell! If you wish to know more about this proved sales strategy
in your business, a contact with Monsanto may reward you with
the right chemical answers”.
Love Your Cat? Don't Let These Serious Symptoms Go Unnoticed
Dr. Becker - The pancreas performs two jobs vital to life: producing
insulin to balance blood sugar, and producing digestive enzymes.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that causes the organ to
malfunction. In symptomatic cats, the most common signs of pancreatitis
are lethargy and lack of appetite. Some kitties also show symptoms of a
tender abdomen, vomiting, and fever. The root causes of feline
pancreatitis are not well understood, but most kitties with the
condition also suffer from gastrointestinal tract inflammation, which
typically stems from a reaction to allergenic ingredients in processed
25 Powerful Images Of Animal
Love Can Teach Us So Much About Ourselves
Josh Richardson - We can learn so much about love and ourselves by
observing animals. Their interactions are a sure sign of that expression
through body language without verbal communication. One look at these
pictures is all it takes to appreciate not only the love between animals
of the same species, but also cross species.
February 17, 2015 - Today in History:
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
1865 - Columbia, SC, burned. The Confederates were evacuating and the
Union Forces were moving in.
1897 - The National Congress of Mothers was organized in Washington, DC,
by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst. It was the
forerunner of the National PTA.
1924 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 100-yard
freestyle. He did it with a time of 57-2/5 seconds in Miami, FL.
1933 - "Newsweek" was first published.
1933 - Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead three years after Chic
Young’s popular strip first debuted.
1934 - The first high school automobile driver’s education course was
introduced in State College, PA.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll began. U.S.
forces won the battle on February 22, 1944.
1947 - The Voice of America began broadcasting to the Soviet Union.
1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that congressional districts within
each state had to be approximately equal in population. (Westberry v.
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 director.
2009 - President Barack Obama signed a $757 billion economic stimulus
package into law..
Ukraine Sends List of Necessary Military Equipment to US – Kiev Official
Sputnik News - The Ukrainian Defense Ministry compiled a list of
necessary military equipment, including weapons, and sent it to the
United States, presidential adviser of the country Yuri Biryukov said
Tuesday.... The presidential adviser said that Ukraine also is
discussing the first tranche worth $350 million, with an extra billion
possible. The US side has not made the decision yet, but are not saying
no, Biryukov stressed.
NATO Military to Inspect Southern Russia for 'Military Activity'
Sputnik News - Head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s treaty control
department stated that Dutch military representatives will hold
inspections in Russia’s southern region of Rostov between February 17
and 20 to assess if there are any active military activities in the
Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko Agree on OSCE Steps to Monitor East Ukraine
Sputnik News - The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Germany have agreed
on concrete steps for the observers from the Organization for Security
and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor the situation in eastern
Ukraine, a German government representative was cited as saying by
Reuters on Tuesday.
Egypt's President Wants UN Mandate for Libya Intervention
Sputnik News - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has urged the
United Nations to draft a resolution mandating that an international
coalition intervene in Libya.
German TV channel under fire over fake ‘Russian tanks in Ukraine’
RT - A citizen’s media group has lodged a complaint against German
television channel ZDF for airing a photograph of Russian tanks in
eastern Ukraine, which in reality were Russian tanks on patrol in South
Ossetia in 2008. Just days after a US politician presented on the Senate
floor falsified images of Russian tanks purported to be taken in eastern
Ukraine, one of Germany’s largest broadcasters appears guilty of the
very same error.
Moscow-Based Security Firm Reveals What May Be The Biggest NSA “Backdoor
Zero Hedge - Since 2001, a group of hackers – dubbed the “Equation
Group” by researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab – have infected
computers in at least 42 countries (with Iran, Russia, Pakistan,
Afghanistan, India, and Syria most infected) with what Ars Technica
calls “superhuman technical feats” indicating “extraordinary skill and
Greece Rejects Bailout Deal – Deadline To Avoid Financial Chaos In
Europe Is March 1st
Economic Collapse - Europe is on the verge of a horrifying financial
meltdown, and there are only a few short weeks left to avert total
EU Leaders "Are Afraid The Syriza 'Virus' Will Spread Across Europe"
Zero Hedge - …Greek parliamentary spokesman for Syriza, Nikos Filis
notes "The wave of protests indicates a new beginning... And it scares
the dominant forces in Europe. Because Syriza virus can spread and in
their communities." And we suspect that is indeed the Eurogroup's
No deal: Greece-EU bailout talks break down, Athens given 1 week
RT - The eurozone has given Greece an ultimatum of one week to request
an extension of its bailout deal, as Athens turned down the offer
dubbing it “absurd” and “unreasonable”. Greece’s finance minister said
they were ready to sign - but something different.... Varoufakis said
that he was ready to agree a deal with creditors giving Athens up to six
months credit in return for putting major new budget policies on hold.
German Lawmaker Demands All Payments To Greece Be "Immediately Stopped"
Zero Hedge - Following the reported withdrawal of what Greece deemed as
an acceptable draft document to move forward - replaced by an "absurd,
unacceptable" draft by EU President Dijsselbloem - it appears the
Germans are none too happy. A senior lawmaker from Angela Merkel's
Christian Union bloc has demanded that following this 'rejection' of the
Eurogroup's plan, all payments to Greece should be immediately stopped.
The rift is clearly deepening on both sides...
Evacuation Starts in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture Following Tsunami Warning
Sputnik News - Japanese authorities are evacuating people in the coastal
areas of the Aomori Prefecture where a tsunami warning was issued
following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake, local media report, citing the
country's seismological service.
The quake was also felt in the Iwate prefecture, where a tsunami warning
was issued. Some tremor was reported in the Miyagi and Akita prefectures
and Japan's capital Tokyo. There have been no reports of casualties or
U.S. News, Politics & Government
TX Federal Court Orders Halt to Obama’s Amnesty
Breitbart - Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary
injunction halting the Executive Amnesty program announced last
year by President Barack Obama. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and
Attorney General Ken Paxton responded to the late night decision
by the judge.
Pentagon Deploys Boots on the Ground for ISIS War
Kurt Nimmo - Stars and Stripes reports more than 4,000 Fort
Carson soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team left Colorado
for Kuwait last week. The deployment reveals the Pentagon plans
to use tanks and armored vehicles in the war against ISIS, the
terrorist army it trained at a secret base in Jordan. “The unit
is Fort Carson’s heaviest force, armed with M1 tanks and Bradley
fighting vehicles. Many of its soldiers are veterans of one or
more of the brigade’s four combat tours in Iraq,” Stars and
USA Is The 16th Best Place To Be Born In The World
Zero Hedge - In 1988, America was the best place to be born in
the world. Based on The Economist Intelligence Unit's
quality-of-life index - which links the results of subjective
life-satisfaction surveys (how happy people say they are) to
objective determinants of the quality of life across countries -
USA was #1. Fast forward 25 years or so... and The United States
now ranks 16th, just above South Korea and just below Taiwan and
7 Children Kidnapped by State of Arkansas from Homeschool Family
to Remain in State Custody
Health Impact News - It will be at least “6 more weeks of
kidnapping” for the 7 homeschooled, homebirthed Stanley
children, according to their father. Hal and Michelle Stanley
were given no warning that their court hearing scheduled for
February 12 would be abruptly postponed until March 23. They say
they were not given any explanation as to why the hearing was
Man Released after Months in Jail for Possession of Vitamins
Mikael Thalen- The man, 31-year-old Joseph Burrell, was arrested
last November after police claimed that a vitamin powder found
in his vehicle was actually illegal amphetamines. Charged with
two counts of felony drug possession, Burrell was incarcerated
on $250,000 bail while the substance awaited final testing at
the state crime lab.... After spending weeks behind bars,
Burrell was quietly released only days before his trial. Man
Released after Months in Jail for Possession of Vitamins
Mother Asks Cop To Help Son Stay Out Of Trouble, Cop Chains Him
To A Pole, Beats, Electrocutes Him
Steve Watson - A mother in Richmond County, concerned that her
son was falling into bad company, asked a local Sheriff’s deputy
to help set the 12-year-old boy on a straight path by talking to
him. Instead, the cop opted to handcuff the child to a pole and
beat him senseless. Deputy Alton Walter has been fired and
arrested following the incident, during which he is also alleged
to have electrocuted the child with a taser.
Cops Have Killed Every 8 Hours in 2015, Sending At Least Three
People to Early Graves Per Day
Free Thought Project - As of February 15, only a month and a
half into 2015, there has been at least 136 individuals killed
by police in the United States since the first of the year. The
frighteningly high number averages out to three killed per day,
or someone killed every eight hours. While there is no
government-run database, Killed By Police has taken it upon
themselves to keep track, and are doing a fantastic job thus
VIDEO: VA ‘I CARE’ slogan slammed by veterans, employees as
mockery of reform
Washington Times - The embattled Veterans Affairs Department,
now ranked by a government watchdog as among the most troubled
federal agencies, is reminding employees in a memo why they
should care about their work.
Oil & gas firms off the hook for destruction of Louisiana coast
RT - A federal judge has ruled that multinational energy
corporations are not financially liable for erosion of
Louisiana’s wetlands, 1,900 square miles of which have been lost
since the 1930s. Industry admits to being responsible for 36
percent of that loss. US District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown
dismissed Friday a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the New
Orleans-based Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection
Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for
deterioration of the state’s coastal wetlands.
Climate regime change? CIA may fund weather research for new
weapon, scientist fears
RT - A US scientist spoke to RT saying he is worried
intelligence bodies could try to use the weather as a weapon. He
called on the CIA to open up and be more transparent, and wants
research to be conducted globally to limit the possibility of
hostile use. Professor Alan Robock is wary that US government
agencies are interested in funding climate change research to
see if new technologies could help to turn the weather into
CNN Promotes Microchip Brain Implants For Memory Loss
Activist Post - CNN reported that a team of US researchers are
suggesting that implantable brain chips could help people
restore their memory. The team expects to implant a “small
number” of human volunteers with brain chips in the very near
future. If the trials go well, the team hopes to start
implanting microchips into the brains of their patients within a
ten-year time period.
Obama Won’t Wait for CISPA, Signs Own Orwellian Cybersecurity
Activist Post - The president signed an executive order Saturday
after a speech at a ‘Cyber Security Summit’ at Stanford
University, while many were distracted with Valentine’s Day. The
ever-hated CISPA legislation has stalled in Congress thanks to
public outcry, but Obama has decided to act on his own.
FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Licenses to Anyone Paying $200 Fee
Breitbart - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled
its first commercial drone use regulation for unmanned aerial
vehicles under 55 pounds on Sunday, 46 days later than promised.
Not to be left out of the headlines, the White House issued a
Presidential Directive requiring federal agencies to begin
disclosing where they fly drones in the U.S. and what they do
with the blizzard of surveillance data they have been
AT&T charges $29 more for gigabit fiber that doesn't watch your
Ars Technica - AT&T's gigabit fiber-to-the-home service has just
arrived in Kansas City, and the price is the same as Google
Fiber—if you let AT&T track your Web browsing history. Just as
it did when launching its "GigaPower" service in Austin, Texas
in late 2013, AT&T offers different prices based on how
jealously users guard their privacy.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Cal High Speed Rail Confiscating Farms for Development Profits
Breitbart - With the project billions over budget, HSRA’s chair
has admitted the agency plans to make billions in profits by
confiscating farmland under eminent domain for real estate
development and advertising rights along the rail line....
Although government planners have called the prices they are
offering farmers as “fair value,” the vast majority of property
owners have bitterly called the offers pennies-on-the-dollar.
Over-the-counter medications eat your brain, say scientists
(NaturalNews) According to researchers from the University of
Washington, prolonged use of tricyclic antidepressants (to help
with depression), antihistamines (to treat allergies and hay
fever), antimuscarinics (to help urinary incontinence) and even
some sleep medications was linked to the onset of dementia.
Hay fever medications increase risk of Alzheimer's and dementia
(NaturalNews) A new study is linking commonly used medicines,
which include over-the-counter treatments, of ailments like hay
fever and insomnia to dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease.
Studies show the health benefits of frankincense and myrrh
(NaturalNews) Frankincense and myrrh have long been touted for
their healing abilities and protective powers.... Today, the
benefits of both continue to prove effective, including the
ability to heal certain cancers.
This Top Organic Brand Is Selling Out to a GMO Juggernaut
Natural Society - What’s the best way to squash your
competition? Buy them out. Applegate Farms, LLC really has no
good reason to sell out to a GMO-supporting mega-corporation.
They’ve been worth millions for years, and have gained success
in the organic food industry like few others. But money talks,
and the organic meat seller is in negotiations with industrial
food giant Hormel Foods Corp. to become part of its
Flaxseeds Protect Against Radiation Exposure
Green Med Info - We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation
and, shockingly, nearly half of our radiation exposure in the
U.S. comes from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans. The
balance comes from radiation in the earth, radon gas and
radiation from space. And many worry about fallout from
disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant
in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation? Eat your
VIDEO: Here’s What Happens When You Massage Your Hands According
To This Ancient Japanese Technique
Natural Blaze - Every finger has a role. Pressure on the thumb
eases nausea. Pressure on the finger relaxes your fears.
Pressure on the middle finger chills your temper. Pressure on
your ring finger fights off sadness. And finally, pressure on
the pinky finger eases your overall stress.... Give it a try
next time you’re feeling unbalanced.
Americans Sign Petition to Add “Soylent Green” to Michelle Obama School
Paul Joseph Watson - “Soylent green is people!” appears to be a movie
quote forgotten by many Americans given that some of them signed a
petition to have it added to the Michelle Obama school lunch program.
February 16, 2015 - Today in History:
1741 - Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, "The
General Magazine and Historical Chronicle".
1804 - A raid was led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn the U.S. Navy
frigate Philadelphia. The ship had been taken by pirates.
1857 - The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington,
DC. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the
deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College.
1862 - During the U.S. Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers
surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, TN.
1883 - "Ladies Home Journal" began publication.
1937 - Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for nylon. Carothers was a
research chemist for Du Pont.
1938 - The U.S. Federal Crop Insurance program was authorized.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. troops landed on the island of
Corregidor in the Philippines.
1946 - The first commercially designed helicopter was tested in
1959 - Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba after the overthrow of
President Fulgencio Batista.
1968 - In the U.S., the first 911 emergency telephone system was
inaugurated in Haleyville, AL
1989 - Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, announced that a bomb
hidden inside a radio-cassette player was the reason that Pan Am Flight
103 was brought down the previous December. All 259 people aboard and 11
on the ground were killed.
1999 - Testimony began in the Jasper, TX, trial of John William King. He
was charged with murder in the gruesome dragging death of James Byrd Jr.
King was later convicted and sentenced to death.
2002 - The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested after
dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds and scattered
around in the surrounding woods.
2011 - Bookstore chain Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2012 - A federal judge in Detroit ordered life in prison for Umar Farouk
Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who'd tried to blow up a packed Northwest
jetliner with a bomb concealed in his underwear.
Egyptian, Libyan airstrikes on ISIS targets in Libya after terrorists
behead 21 Copts
RT - Egypt’s Air Force has hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS)
positions in Derna, Libya, after the execution of 21 Christian Egyptians
by the terrorist group. Libyan forces loyal to the authorities have also
targeted the IS in the country, a commander said. Up to 50 militants
have been killed in the airstrikes on Libya, Egyptian state TV reported.
EU adds more Russians, eastern Ukrainians to sanctions list after
successful Minsk talks
RT - The European Union has expanded its anti-Russian sanctions list to
19 more people and nine entities. The EU blacklist now includes 151
citizens of Russia and Ukraine’s self-proclaimed eastern republics and
37 Russian companies.... Restrictive measures include the freezing of
the individuals’ assets in European Union countries and an EU-wide
travel ban. New sanctions defy common sense and prevent a resolution of
Ukrainian internal conflict, Russia’s Foreign Ministry commented.
Turkey Joins Growing List of Countries Closing Embassy in Yemen
Sputnik News - Turkey is suspending operations of its embassy in Sanaa,
Yemen after Houthi rebels seized power, the country's Foreign Ministry
Egypt eyes revenge after ISIS executes 21 Copts, releases video
RT - Egypt’s President Abdel el-Sisi said Cairo “reserves the right to
respond in any way” to the killing of 21 Copts by Islamic State
militants. The extremist group has released a graphic video showing the
beheadings of the Copts that were kidnapped in Libya. Sisi warned that
Cairo would choose the “necessary means and timing to avenge the
criminal killings” as he spoke on state television in the wake of the
surfaced footage of the brutal executions.
Copenhagen Police Kill Suspect Following Fatal Shootings at Cafe,
Sputnik News - According to the press release, the man was deemed
suspicious in relation to the shootings in a Copenhagen cafe Saturday
evening and synagogue early Sunday. The man opened fire at the officers,
who fatally shot him. "Police are investigating right now whether the
person could stand behind both shootings at Krudttonden and synagogue in
Krystalgade," the statement said.
Shocking audio of the moment a man opens fire on Copenhagen cafe
The Telegraph - Audio obtained by the BBC has captured the moment a
gunman attacked a cafe in the Danish Capital, Copenhagen, during a
debate on free speech. During the audio a woman can be heard talking
about free speech before gunshots interrupt her, chairs can then be
heard being moved as the gunshots continue.
Thousands Of Government Supporters Rally In Athens, Demand "Give Greece
Zero Hedge - In another 'odd' event for Europe's status quo, for the
second time in a week, tens of thousands of pro-government supporters
have taken to the infamous Syntagma Square in Athens to ensure Syriza
knows exactly what tomorrow's 'negotiations' are all about. With the
latest poll showing Syriza in an even more dominant position nationally
(45.4% vs ND's 18.4%) and Merkel's party looking like it will lose in a
landslide in Hamburg local election, it seems the people of Europe have
expressed their will.
VIDEO: Ukraine sends Senate old AP photos as proof of “Russian military
RT - The US Senate Arms Service committee is on the defensive after it’s
emerged that members of the Ukraine parliament presented them with
7-year-old pictures showing a current Russian 'military presence' in the
region. As Congress pushed for more military action, the photo’s were
being used as a justification of force on the part of the US. RT’s Lizze
China to film interrogations of suspects in push to halt police
RT - Chinese police will be required to film and record all
interrogations in criminal cases to increase transparency, Xinhua
reports. The new law states that the cross-examination process must be
carried out fairly and the rights of suspects are respected.
Report: Millions stolen from banks through sophisticated malware
Ars Technica - Hackers infiltrated over 100 banks in several countries,
stealing millions of dollars in possibly the largest bank theft the
world has seen, according to a report published by the New York Times on
Saturday. The Times said it received an advance copy of an upcoming
report by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that details how banks in Russia,
Japan, the United States, and other countries fell victim to malware
starting in late 2013 that allowed the hackers to watch video feeds,
view daily operations, and impersonate bank officials.
Icelanders Really Jailed Some Bankers Today
Grapevine - The former CEO of Kaupþing, former chairman of the board of
Kaupþing, former CEO of Kaupþing Luxembourg and former owner of 10% of
Kaupþing all got sentenced to prison today by the supreme court of
Iceland, reports Kjarninn.... In the court’s opinion, the four conspired
to conceal the fact that one of the investors in Kaupthing, Mohammad Bin
Khalifa Al-Thani, owned his 5.01% stake in the bank thanks to money lent
to him by the bank itself. Investigations into the four go back to the
Icelandic bank crash of autumn 2008.
Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital
(AP) - Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the
capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were
confirmed there, an official said Saturday.... Sierra Leone has seen
nearly 11,000 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases during the
worst Ebola outbreak in history, the most of any country, according to
the World Health Organization. Despite a drop in cases, transmission in
Sierra Leone remains widespread, with 76 new cases confirmed in the
previous week, WHO said Wednesday.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US ‘eyeing new air base’ in Iraq amid talk of major offensive on
RT - Washington is working to install a new air base in Iraq’s
Kurdistan to be used in a campaign against Islamic State (ISIS),
media report. This comes as the White House’s special envoy on
ISIS speaks of a ground operation in Iraq against the militants.
Ron Paul: Ukraine Coup Planned By Nato And EU
Zero Hedge - As Ron Paul recently exclaimed, the war
propagandists are very active and are winning over the support
of many unsuspecting American citizens. So we thought the
followingg 90 seconds of 'pure Paul' would provide a
refreshingly different perspective as he explains, "I'm not
pro-Russia, I'm not pro-Putin, I'm pro-facts." "The Ukraine coup
was planned by NATO and EU... The best thing we can do for
Ukraine is get the foreigners out."
VIDEO: Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to
vote in elections
Washington Times - President Obama’s temporary deportation
amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly
register and vote in elections, state elections officials
testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s
licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create
a major voting loophole.
Ca DMV Expanding to Accommodate Thousands of Illegal Aliens
Breitbart - Since the new California law kicked in on January 2
granting illegal immigrants the right to acquire drivers
licenses, the DMV has been overwhelmed, often times leaving
customers waiting on line for hours. The Orange County Register,
reported that customers are reporting long wait times lasting
hours even for those with appointments.
Border Patrol agents advised to release drunk drivers
(CBS5) - A training memo for federal agents who patrol Arizona
advises them they are under no obligation to detain an alcohol
impaired driver and they face no liability by allowing them to
continue driving.... Border Patrol agents are not certified
peace officers in Arizona, meaning they do not have the lawful
authority to arrest someone suspected of breaking state law.
Repeal Of Common Core Bill Unveiled
The Intelligencer - The West Virginia Senate has taken the first
step away from national Common Core education standards with a
bill to prohibit its use in state schools.... It would prohibit
the use of Common Core standards, remove the state from the
Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium and adopt pre-Common Core
standards used in Massachusetts. The bill also would restrict
the sharing of student data and establishes an Education
Standards Development Steering Commission to oversee the move
away from Common Core.
Bill to keep officers’ names secret after shootings moves
Tucson Sentinel - Despite objections from open-government and
civil rights activists, a state Senate committee advanced a bill
Wednesday that would allow law enforcement agencies to withhold
for 90 days the names of officers involved in deadly force
BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo
NRA-ILA - In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration
to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and
other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced
today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as
“armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use
of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions
and bypass Congress.
Bill Would Allow Concealed Weapons Across State Lines
The Hill - Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed
weapons around the country under new legislation introduced in
the Senate. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in
their home state to bring their firearms in any other state with
Why The Price Of Oil Is More Likely To Fall To 20 Rather Than Rise To 80
Economic Collapse - This is just the beginning of the oil crisis. Over
the past couple of weeks, the price of U.S. oil has rallied back above
50 dollars a barrel. In fact, as I write this, it is sitting at $52.93.
But this rally will not last. In fact, analysts at the big banks are
warning that we could soon see U.S. oil hit the $20 mark.
West Coast Ports Shut Down For Holiday Weekend: Supply Chain Halt
Threatens Havoc On Reeling Economy
Zero Hedge - A week ago, when we wrote "Catastrophic Shutdown Of
America's Supply Chain Looms" As West Coast Port Worker Talks Break
Down", few people noticed... Fast forward to today, when over the past
48 hours there has suddenly been a deluge of sellside reports, rushing
to bring attention to this topic, such as the following: West Coast port
disruptions likely to cloud outlooks as Q4 earnings approach-Goldman
Sachs, Port Slowdowns Intensifying, Risk Heightened Across Retail
Space-Credit Suisse, Further West Coast Port Disruption A Possibility -
Deutsche Bank, All's not quiet at the Western ports-Bank of America.
California Loses Earthquake Crown to Oklahoma
AllGov - The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) crunched
data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and counted 562
Oklahoma earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater, compared
to 180 in California. E&E Publishing looked at the same numbers
and counted 564, but who’s quibbling? Oklahoma, a state half the
size of California, only had 100 significant quakes the year
before, and that was a huge leap from previous years…CIR says
scientists lay the blame squarely on the oil and gas industry:
“Numerous studies agree that wastewater disposal from hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking, is a major factor in increasing seismic
Utility commissioner’s private emails reveal conspiracy
Take Back Your Power - Evidence has now been made public of
illegal actions and collusion between former California Public
Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey and utility PG&E,
as criminal investigations continue. Peevey knew – since 2010 –
that “smart” meters can cause physical harm. And he believed
PG&E should do something about it, albeit “quietly”. However,
instead of regulating the utility to ensure public safety, he
deferred his lawful duty to PG&E – the entity causing the
Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed
Go to Prison for File Sharing? That's What Hollywood Wants in the Secret
Activist Post - The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses
massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force
other TPP signatories to accept the United States' excessive copyright
terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking
the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to shorten them in the
future. It contains DRM anti-circumvention provisions that will make it
a crime to tinker with, hack, re-sell, preserve, and otherwise control
any number of digital files and devices that you own.
As Early as 2016, Robot Cops Will Be Patrolling Your Streets…….No,
Free Thought Project - By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall
police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets. The
Telebot, developed by Florida International University’s Discovery Lab,
has been field-tested and is undergoing final tune up. With a swiveling
head and dexterous fingers, the humanoid robot is controlled remotely by
a person wearing an Oculus Rift headset and motion-tracking vest, arm
bands, and gloves. The voice of the remote operator is transmitted
through the robot to the unfortunate citizen on the receiving end.
Contact lens with… inbuilt telescope to increase peripheral vision
3-fold in a wink
RT - A revolutionary new contact lens with a built in telescope could
help millions to regain their full sight. Just a wink of one’s eye is
enough to zoom in or turn the telescope off, which increases peripheral
vision three fold. The new technology is set to help sufferers of
age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can result in the loss of
vision in the center of the visual field. This makes it difficult to
read and recognize faces.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
First Wood Stoves … Now A Fireplace Ban?
Off the Grid News - Wood burning is already banned in parts of
Utah on low air quality days. Even EPA-approved stoves would
have been prohibited.... Periodic bans on fireplaces are already
in effect in places such as Southern California, where the Air
County Management District banned all wood burning in Los
Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino, on seven
days in January. One city has gone even further. All residents
of the city of Montreal will be required to remove wood-burning
stoves or fireplaces or replace them with gas-burning heaters by
2020, CTV News reported.
USDA Approves GMO Apples Despite Opposition from Apple Industry
Food & Water Watch - “Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture
approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered
Arctic Apples. These apples are engineered to resist browning
when sliced. The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000
comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of
Arctic Apples.... The U.S. Apple Association, Washington Apple
Commission and other grower groups have voiced their disapproval
due to the negative impact GMO apples could have on the apple
industry, and in 2013 Gerber and McDonald’s announced that they
would not use GMO apples in their products.
7 Incredible, Off-Grid Ways To Reuse Old Tea Bags
Off the Grid News - Like many natural items, you can re-purpose
tea bags in a variety of useful ways. Here is a list of ideas
you can try in and around your own home.
Top 10 protein-packed plants for survival and a healthy diet
(NaturalNews) The following list contains 10 protein-packed
plants for a healthy diet. This list may also come in handy in a
survival situation where a person's body may require various
Airlines Consider Requiring Proof Of Vaccination For Domestic
Examiner - Traveling by air may get even more complicated if a
reported plan by major carrier airlines requiring passengers to
be vaccinated comes to fruition. After the increasing problem of
unvaccinated individuals contracting and spreading communicable
diseases, airlines hope to be a stopgap solution to preventing
larger outbreaks. An inside source with the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) suggests that, “Multiple major carriers
have begun discussing requiring vaccination records for all
passengers before allowing them to board a flight.”
Merck MMR Vaccine Failed to Protect Thousands from Mumps
AllGov - Pharmaceutical giant Merck is being accused falsifying
data so it could sell a vaccine that wasn’t as effective as
advertised and didn’t work for thousands of individuals. Merck
is being sued by two virologists who say Merck knowingly faked
data about the effectiveness of the vaccine and still put it on
the market. Two former Merck employees said in 2010 that the
company infused a blood sample with animal antibodies to make it
look like the vaccine had elicited increased antibody
17 medical establishment journals blindly accept blatantly fake
(NaturalNews) In a humorous experiment that exposes published
"science" as a subjective mess of opinions and oftentimes
deliberate deceptions, a Harvard University medical doctor has
confirmed that almost anything can get published in a medical
journal for the right price.
Sugar Beets Make Hemoglobin
Dr. Mercola - Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that
carries oxygen throughout your body. While you might assume this
is a uniquely human protein, it’s actually found in plants, too,
including sugar beets. Researchers from Lund University in
Sweden, who note that hemoglobin from blood donations falls far
short of demands, hope that this plant hemoglobin, known as
leghemoglobin, may one day become a blood substitute capable of
Prelude to Mandatory Vaccines? Lawmakers introduce 'vaccines
save lives' resolution
The Hill - More than 90 members of Congress from both parties
introduced a resolution on Friday affirming that vaccines save
lives, amid a measles outbreak that has sparked a national
debate.... The resolution pushes back against fears that
vaccines could be harmful. It "recognizes that the lack of
vaccination can cause a true public health crisis, and that
there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause
life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or
Vaccination Bill Amended
The Intelligencer - Provisions granting religious exemptions to
childhood immunizations in West Virginia were stripped Tuesday
from legislation before the State Senate's Health and Human
Resources Committee as members worked to streamline the process
to obtain medical exemptions.... Children who aren't vaccinated
for such diseases as chicken pox, hepatitis-b, diphtheria,
polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and whooping cough are
not permitted to attend school.
Black Seed Oil: Protection In A Toxic World?
Green Med Info - Scientists have implicated environmental
chemicals in increasing cancer rates, plummeting fertility,
increases in obesity, respiratory illness, depression, autism,
attention deficit hyperactivity and fibromyalgia to name but a
few. Apart from isolating yourself to an organic commune and
existing purely on a raw vegan organic diet, is there anything
else you can do to protect your health?
Did You Know How Easy It Is to Make Natural Fruit Roll Ups?
Natural Blaze - The non-trademarked name for store-bought "fruit
roll ups" is fruit leather. Store-bought fruit snacks contain
artificial dyes, GMO corn syrup, GMO hydrogenated oils, natural
flavors (MSG?), monoglycerides and GMO dextrose (aka corn
sugar). Not exactly a fun way to enjoy fruit. Who knew it was so
easy to make at home? With two ingredients, a couple supplies
already in your kitchen, and a 3-hour hands-free wait, the whole
family can enjoy this guilt-free dessert.
Is Your Pet Sleeping on a Hotbed for Cancer?
Dr. Becker - Bile duct cancer, or biliary carcinoma, is a common type of
liver cancer in both cats and dogs, primarily seen in pets over the age
of 10. This type of cancer is very aggressive, with metastasis occurring
in 80 percent of patients. A suspected cause of biliary carcinoma is
environmental exposure to carcinogens, so it’s important to reduce your
pet’s exposure to food-borne carcinogens in kibble, fabrics or pet beds
treated with flame-retardants, and chemical pesticides/herbicides.
February 13, 2015 - Today in History:
1741 - "The American Magazine," the first magazine in the U.S., was
published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1880 - Thomas Edison observed what became known as the Edison Effect for
the first time.
1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was organized.
1935 - In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann
guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne
Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed for the crimes.
1945 - During World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from
the German army.
1945 - During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German
city of Dresden.
1960 - France detonated its first atomic bomb.
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.
1997 - Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery brought the Hubble
Space Telescope aboard for a tune up. The tune up allowed the telescope
to see further into the universe.
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.
2008 - Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in
testimony before Congress.
First Day After Minsk Agreement: Kiev Forces Resume Shelling of Donbas
Sputnik News - Ukrainian artillery resumed heavy shelling of Donetsk and
Luhansk early Friday in the immediate wake of the Minsk peace accords.
Ten people, including small children, were killed and scores injured in
Ukraine’s war-ravaged Donbas region early Friday as Ukrainian artillery
resumed its shelling of areas in and around Donetsk and Luhansk.
Kerry: US may roll back Russia sanctions if Minsk agreements enacted
RT - The US could lift Russia sanctions if the Minsk agreements are
fully implemented, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.
The White House praised the Minsk deal on Thursday, saying that it was a
"potentially significant step."
Where Will the US “Lethal Weapons” for Ukraine Actually End Up?
Global Research - The real suspense of the Ukrainian crisis centers on
the legalization of the US lethal weapons supply to Kiev “to protect it
against Russian aggression.” However, it is unclear precisely what sort
of weapons would be needed to give Kiev an advantage. In the war against
Novorossia, Kiev has been using small arms and armored vehicles,
multiple launch rocket systems, artillery, cluster and phosphorus
ammunition, tactical missiles and, until recently, aircraft (as of last
fall the militia had destroyed almost all of Ukraine’s airworthy
BBC airs Maidan fighter admitting he fired on police before Kiev
RT - Nearly a year after the massacre on Kiev's Maidan left over 50
dead, the BBC has aired footage of an opposition fighter who says he
fired at police in the early morning that day, bringing into question
the popular narrative that riot police fired first.
al-Baghdadi Taken by ISIS
Epoch Times - The city of al-Baghdadi in Iraq was taken by ISIS
militants on Thursday, a few miles from an air base with U.S. Marines,
according to Reuters. But a rumor that was being spread on social media
sites and several blogs said “300 Marines” were “trapped” at a nearby
base, and it said Iraqi officials lost contact with them. Another rumor
claimed that Ramadi city, located about 50 miles from al-Baghdadi was
also taken, but that hasn’t been confirmed either. Mainstream news
outlets have not reported on 300 Marines–or any U.S. soldiers in
Iraq–being “trapped” by ISIS, or the Islamic State, which is also known
Netherlands Shutters Embassy in Yemen As Tensions Mount
Sputnik News - Netherlands said Thursday it was temporarily closing its
diplomatic mission in the Yemeni capital Sanaa due to political tensions
and mounting insecurity in the volatile country, Turkey’s Anadolu news
agency reports from Amsterdam. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders told
MPs in a letter Thursday that the embassy staff had already been
evacuated.... Netherlands' decision to close its embassy in Sanaa
follows similar decisions by the missions of the United States, Britain,
France and Italy.
Peak Nothing: Goldman Sachs Advisor Says “Too Much Physical Oil” Could
Send Prices Plummetting
Mac Slavo - Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn says we could see so much
oil, there would be no way to physically store it all, resulting in
falling prices, at least in certain locational areas. Further
destabilization across the globe could, logically, follow.
Russia’s crisis ‘short-term’ – head of China’s leading rating agency
RT - The economy of Russia is self-sufficient and sanctions won’t kill
it, Guan Jianzhong Chairman of Dagong Global Credit told RT. Unlike most
Western economies that are suffering from a debt “bubble,” Russia’s
problems are caused by “outside hits.”
EU to restart gas talks with Russia, Ukraine
RT - The European Commission (EC) will resume energy talks with Russia
and Ukraine in hope of avoiding gas problems during the winter of 2015,
EC President Jean-Claude Juncker told journalists.
US Needs Increase Defense Cooperation Between US and Jordan - US
Sputnik News - Four US Representatives introduced a bipartisan bill in
the US House of Representatives to increase defense cooperation between
the United States and US ally Jordan in the fight against the Islamic
State (IS)... The bill would change the Arms Export Control Act by
placing Jordan on a list of US allies that Congress may sell military
gear quickly to in war situations, the statement read, and would also
create a memorandum of understanding to increase military cooperation
between the United States and Jordan.
US Senator Introduces Resolution Welcoming Netanyahu’s Congress Address
Sputnik News - US Senate Republican Majority Whip John Cornyn drafted a
resolution which welcomes the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak
to Congress about Iran’s nuclear program and the security threat
jihadist terrorists threat.
Big Sugar’s scandalous sweetheart deal with public health experts
RT - British public health experts issuing guidance on obesity receive
hundreds of thousands of pounds from the sugar industry, an
investigation has found. Funding from companies including Coca-Cola,
PepsiCo and Nestlé has flowed into scientific research bodies such as
the UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the
Medical Research Council (MRC) for over a decade.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Drops to 49th in World Press Freedom Rankings, Worst Since
Obama Became President
Intercept - Each year, Reporters Without Borders issues a
worldwide ranking of nations based on the extent to which they
protect or abridge press freedom. The group’s 2015 ranking was
released this morning, and the United States is ranked 49th.
That is the lowest ranking ever during the Obama presidency, and
the second-lowest ranking for the U.S. since the rankings began
in 2002 (in 2006, under Bush, the U.S. was ranked 53rd).
Officials in Missouri are SUING THEIR OWN RESIDENTS for Voting
Against Red Light Cameras
Blacklisted News - St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, and a
councilman from O’Fallon have filed a lawsuit against their OWN
CITIZENS. In November of last year, the citizens of St. Charles
County democratically expressed their anger with the use of red
light cameras in their town. Seventy-three percent of those who
went to the polls approved a measure to ban red light cameras.
However, the fat cat bureaucrats, apparently afraid of losing
the money generated from the rights-violating red light cameras,
don’t like that vote. They are now taking action to punish the
citizens for trying to undermine their perceived authority.
New Car, New Home, New Worries for Detroit Super-Commuter
Sputnik News - James Robertson - whose story inspired people to
donate over $350,000 and a new Ford Taurus — moved Tuesday to a
temporary residence with the help of police.... Robertson
confided in a friend that others in his boarding house had
threatened him for the money and that a friend in turn contacted
the police.... In response to those concerns, the police reached
out to a local businessman to ask about temporary
accommodations, free of charge, for Robertson. They helped him
move quickly to a location he was more comfortable in.
Bill Would Require Schools To Teach Students ‘Appropriate’ Way
To Interact With Police
Blacklisted News - A new bill would force schools to teach
students how they should interact with police officers. Under
the proposed legislation, Bill A4130, part of the Social Studies
curriculum for New Jersey schools would include a requirement to
learn “instructions” for students to speak to police in the ways
the State deemed “appropriate.” The Social Studies Core
Curriculum Content Standards would include “the role and
responsibilities of a law enforcement official in providing for
public safety” and “an individual’s responsibilities to comply
with a directive from a law enforcement official.”
Cop Shoots Child For Standing Next To Another Child Holding A
Steve Watson - A police officer in LA shot a 15-year-old kid who
was part of a group of kids playing with a toy gun in an ally,
the LA Times reports. The child who was shot wasn’t even holding
the toy, according to the report, and was just in the vicinity.
The police report notes that officers encountered the group and
drew their own firearms, ordering the boy to drop the weapon.
When he didn’t drop it, one of the officers opened fire,
striking the boy closest to him.
Indian Man Visits Family In Alabama, Cops Paralyze Him For
Walking Around Neighborhood
Steve Watson - A 57-year-old Indian man visiting his family in
Alabama has been left paralyzed after police bodyslammed him to
the ground in an exchange that occurred when the man went for a
stroll around the block. Sureshbhai Patel, a farmer from a small
town in India, was visiting his son, three years a US citizen,
to help look after his 17-month-old grandson. When he decided to
take a look around the neighborhood, someone called the cops and
reported Mr Patel, who has been approved as a permanent resident
of the United States, as a ‘suspicious’ person.
Veterans at risk: 6 key elements of suicide-prevention law
RT - US President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that
seeks to improve troop and veteran suicide-prevention programs
and create increased awareness around the issue of mental
health. Unanimously passed by Congress, the Clay Hunt Suicide
Prevention for American Veterans Act, named for a veteran who
took his own life in 2011, will seek to improve suicide
awareness and prevention programs among US troops and veterans.
Here are the key facts and figures about the bill....
IRS Apologizes for Seizing Hundreds of Small Business Bank
Sputnik News - The Internal Revenue Service, after much coercion
from Congress, issued an apology and announced it’s changing its
policies after taking punitive action against otherwise
law-abiding business owners who structured bank transactions to
avoid federal reporting requirements.
The "Catastrophic Shutdown Of America's Supply Chain" Begins:
Stunning Photos Of West Coast Port Congestion
Zero Hedge - One week ago, when previewing what may be the first
lockout of the West Coast Ports since 2002, we cited the Retail
Industry Leaders Association who, realizing that failure to
reach an agreement between the dockworker union and their
bosses, the Pacific Maritime Association representing port
management would lead to devastating consequences for the US
retail industry, had several very damning soundbites...
Futurist: Smart Meters Will Know What TV Show You’re Watching
Paul Joseph Watson - Global security futurist Marc Goodman warns
that smart meters may one day be able to detect what television
programs people are watching, another example of how the
‘Internet of Things’ threatens to jeopardize privacy. Goodman,
who has previously worked as an advisor to the FBI, the US
Secret Service and Interpol, told Singularity Hub’s Jason
Dorrier that the widespread implementation of the ‘Internet of
Things’ could lead to “catastrophic consequences,” such as cars
being remotely hacked and made to crash.
Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web
Wired - A new search engine being developed by Darpa aims to
shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and
relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others
track illegal activity. The project, dubbed Memex, has been in
the works for a year and is being developed by 17 different
contractor teams who are working with the military’s Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
VIDEO: Look What This No-Till Method is Doing for Cash Crop
Natural Blaze - The mini-documentary below, Under Cover Farmers,
follows three mid-scale farmers who stopped tilling their soil
and started planting diverse cover crops. The amazing results
were immediate. This no-till method reduces or eliminates the
need for irrigation, herbicides, and fertilizers for growers of
cash crops like corn, soybeans, and cotton. Carefully selected
cover crops mulch the cash crop which smothers potential weeds
and provides a blanket to keep the the soil beneath nice and
McDonald’s Gives Free Vaccines With Happy Meals In Texas
Anthony Gucciardi - Would you like a side of hepatitis A shot
with your Happy Meal? As it turns out, your child may just be
able to receive a number of significant vaccinations at your
local McDonald’s on behalf of the Department of Public Health.
How three naturopathic doctors cured cancer
(NaturalNews) First do no harm... Somehow this, the most basic
promise from physician to patient becomes lost and twisted in
the fight to cure cancer. Due to what is called medical
consensus, doctors are limited in their approach to fighting
this deadly disease.
Striking similarities between vaccines and GMOs: both are
untested and destroy life
(NaturalNews) The similarities between these two agents of
destruction are striking, yet the general public has been
manipulated into believing that both were created for our good.
How did this come to be? It all seems to stem from the widely
held misbelief that man is smarter than nature -- that nature is
somehow broken and in need of fixing through alterations and
Forbes writer accuses Consumer Reports of being "radical" for
revealing GMO ingredients
(NaturalNews) A recent issue of Consumer Reports (CR) discussing
the popularity of processed milk alternatives, and whether or
not people should drink them, has drawn the infamous pro-GMO
serpent Jon Entine from the depths. The Monsanto-affiliated
shill writer for Forbes spewed a real mouthful in a recent rant,
lamenting CR's decision to warn its readers about the possible
presence of genetically modified (GM) soybean derivatives in
commercial soy milk products.
Foods to avoid for living gluten free
(NaturalNews) Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which
the body reacts to the protein found in gluten in a unique way.
With most food allergies, people experience a reaction
immediately or within minutes of consuming the offending
substance. For those with celiac disease, a reaction occurs up
to 72 hours later and could be extreme or largely go unnoticed,
which can confuse and delay an accurate diagnosis.
Study shows regular exercise can grow vital regions of your
(NaturalNews) The importance of a nutrient-rich diet in
maintaining mental health has been well documented. What may be
understated is the value of physical exercise for preserving and
even improving brain function. As we age, the brain slowly loses
elasticity and as a result memory loss occurs and the risk for
Big Pharma Hustle: Chronic fatigue has finally been classified
as a disease in the US, and it has a new name
Science Alert - After years of tiptoeing around the illness,
chronic fatigue syndrome is now officially a disease with a
brand new name - and doctors no longer have a reason not to take
it seriously. A panel of medical experts in the US has
officially classified chronic fatigue syndrome as a disease that
needs to be dealt with seriously. And they’ve also renamed it to
mark the upgrade - it's now called ‘systemic exertion
intolerance disease’, or SEID for short.
Why Pharma Payments to Doctors Were So Hard to Parse
Pro Publica - You'd think drug and medical device makers would
know how to spell the names of their own products. But when
companies submitted data to the federal governmentlast year on
their payments to doctors, some got the product names wrong.
Forest Laboratories misspelled its depression drug, Fetzima, as
"Fetziima" 953 times — in more than one-third of all the reports
on the drug.
Children Taken Away from Christian Parents to Receive Forced
Health Impact News - In 1991, Philadelphia had a measles
outbreak that reportedly infected 1400 people. Nine children
reportedly died during this time, and seven of them reportedly
were from two “fundamentalist Christian churches” where most
members did not vaccinate their children. So during the media
frenzy surrounding the measles and the MMR combo vaccine that
includes measles, much like we are seeing today over the Disney
outbreak in California, public health officials stepped in and
convinced a court to allow them to take the children from their
parents and force them to be vaccinated...
Pennsylvania Researchers Discover Glyphosate Herbicide in Honey
and Soy Sauce
Sustainable Pulse - Researchers from Abraxis LLC and Boston
University have further confirmed that the world’s most used
herbicide – glyphosate – is widespread in food products around
the globe. The researchers tested honey, pancake and corn syrup,
soy sauce, soy milk and tofu purchased in the Philadelphia, US
Pain-Relieving Golden Milk Recipe – The Drink That Will Change
Natural News Blogs - Golden milk, an age-old Ayurvedic recipe,
combines the power of turmeric and black pepper to make one of
the strongest healing drinks on our planet. It works as a
natural painkiller (great for joint-related issues), detoxifies
the body, aids digestion, promotes healthy skin, boosts immune
system, and fights cancer.
5 Most Common Mistakes When Using Garlic as an Antibiotic
Natural News Blogs - Garlic can certainly elicit few tears from
your eyes, leave an unpleasant taste and smell in your mouth,
but this plant can surely supply your body with many important
nutrients too. However, it is important to understand how to use
garlic properly because you might miss the positive effects of
5 Reasons Why Microwave Oven Cooking Is Harming Your Health
Natural News Blogs - Because microwave ovens are so convenient
and energy efficient, as compared to conventional ovens, very
few homes or restaurants are without them. In general, people
believe that whatever a microwave oven does to foods cooked in
it doesn’t have any negative effect on either the food or them.
Of course, if microwave ovens were really harmful, our
government would never allow them on the market, would they?
The Chinese government issued a statement that US consumers are
“misguided by groundless suspicions” about jerky treats
Susan Thixton - A public statement from “the Pet Food Articles
Inspection and Quarantine Branch of China Entry and Exit Inspection and
Quarantine Association” complained that US pet store chains removed the
Chinese sourced jerky treats from store shelves. They stated: “there is
no direct evidence of a correlation between the pet snacks manufactured
in China and the disease and death of pets in USA”.
Reasons to ONLY Purchase your Pet Food from an Independent Pet Food
Susan Thixton - In most (not all) Independent Pet Food Stores – 100% of
the pet foods sold are made with human edible ingredients (food
ingredients not feed ingredients). Many will not carry a feed grade
ingredient pet food – if they wouldn’t feed it to their own pet, they
won’t sell it to you. At the risk of losing customers – many Independent
Pet Food Stores will not carry one pet food that contains any ingredient
sourced from China. I know several store owners that are completely
China free – food, treats, toys, beds.
This Common Condition Can Shave 2 1/2 Years Off Your Pet's Life - Yet
Many Are Completely Oblivious
Dr. Becker - The majority of US dogs (52.6%) are overweight or obese,
and now doggy sports clubs are popping up around the nation hoping to
help solve this dangerous (and lucrative) problem. If you have an
overweight or obese cat (like 57.6% of US kitties are), she’s not
February 12, 2015 - Today in History:
1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe.
1870 - In the Utah Territory, women gained the right to vote.
1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at
Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.
1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) was founded.
1915 - The cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington,
1918 - All theatres in New York City were shut down in an effort to
1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential
political speech on radio.
1973 - The State of Ohio went metric, becoming the first in the U.S. to
post metric distance signs.
1973 - American prisoners of war were released for the first time during
the Vietnam conflict.
1993 - In Liverpool, England, a 2-year-old boy, James Bulger, was lured
away from his mother at a shopping mall and beaten to death. Two
ten-year-old boys were responsible.
1998 - A U.S. federal judge declared that the presidential line-item
veto was unconstitutional.
1999 - U.S. President Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on two
impeachment articles. The charges were perjury and obstruction of
2001 - The space probe NEAR landed on the asteroid Eros. It was the
first time that any craft had landed on a small space rock.
2002 - Kenneth Lay, former Enron CEO, exercised his constitutional
rights and refused to testify to the U.S. Congress about the collapse of
2003 - The U.N. nuclear agency declared North Korea in violation of
international treaties. The complaint was sent to the Security Council.
2013 - North Korea conducted its third underground nuclear test.
Putin: Parties agreed on ceasefire starting February 15
RT - An agreement has been reached in Minsk to stop hostilities in
Ukraine from Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the media. “I
believe we agreed on a big deal. We agreed to a ceasefire starting at
00:00 on February 15,” he announced. The announcement comes after a
marathon negotiation in the Belarusian capital between the leaders of
Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany.
Heavy Artillery Withdrawal in Donbas Should Be Completed Within Two
Sputnik News - According to the Minsk deal, all foreign armed groups,
military equipment and mercenaries should leave Ukraine under the OSCE
control. Moreover, the document calls for disarming all illegal groups
in Ukraine. Heavy artillery withdrawal in Donbas is set to start soon
and will be completed within 14 days, the Minsk document reads.
IMF, Kiev Agree on New $17.5Bln Rescue Plan for Ukraine – Lagarde
Sputnik News - The program, which is a part of a $40-billion package for
Ukraine, still has to be approved by the IMF board, IMF managing
director Christine Lagarde said. If approved, it would be Ukraine’s
fourth IMF bailout in 10 years.
Greek bailout talks fail to make progress – as it happened
The Guardian - The new Greek government’s confrontation with its
Eurozone creditors over its campaign to relieve its staggering debt
burden while also relaxing the terms of five years of austerity resulted
in stalemate late on Wednesday. The first proper negotiations between
Greece and eurozone finance ministers failed to make any progress or
result in a joint statement. While no immediate agreement had been
expected, the emergency meeting had been tipped to produce a framework
for talks to be finessed over the next few days before a further meeting
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Invited to Visit China
Sputnik News - The news comes a day after a minister of the Greek new
government said the country may turn to China if the European Union
refuses to cooperate with the country to overhaul the bailout
commitments. Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was invited to visit
Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, media reported Wednesday.
US military to train Kiev troops fighting in E. Ukraine – US Army
RT - The US military will train Kiev troops fighting against militias in
southeast Ukraine, Ben Hodges, US Army Europe commander, said hours
before the start of “Normandy Four” talks dubbed a “last chance” for the
peaceful resolution of the conflict. The training, which is scheduled to
kick off in March, will see a battalion of American troops training
three battalions of Ukrainians, he said.
Yemen rebels seize US weapons, vehicles after embassy staff leave –
RT - Houthi rebels have reportedly seized all the US embassy’s vehicles
in Sanaa and the weapons of the Marines, who were guarding it, after the
American ambassador and diplomats left Yemen’s capital earlier
Wednesday. Over 20 vehicles were taken by the militants after the
Americans left for the airport... A top Sanaa airport official told CNN
that the Houthis also prevented the departing US Marines from taking
their weapons on the plane with them. Some of the weapons were seized by
the rebels, while the rest was handed over to random airport employees
by US troops, he added.
Canadians Sued The Bank Of Canada & Won. Mainstream Media & Government
Blacks Out Story
Collective Evolution - Recently, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won
yet another round of appeals set forth by the Bank of Canada in a case
involving two Canadians who filed an action in federal court to restore
The Bank of Canada to its original purpose and operations. This is a
very significant story but you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? The
mainstream media and government have blacked out the story for reasons
that appear to stem from fear of how the public will react to realizing
they’ve been systematically enslaved for decades.
* Related Video:
Bank Of Canada Lawsuit Press Conference
US Withdrawing Most Troops Fighting Ebola in West Africa
(AP) - The United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of its
troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House said
Tuesday, as the global health crisis recedes amid a sharp decline in
Ebola cases. Of the 2,800 troops the U.S. deployed, just 100 will remain
in West Africa after April 30, officials said. About 1,500 of those
troops have already returned home. Those staying in West Africa will
work with Liberia's military, regional partners and U.S. civilians to
continue fighting Ebola.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama's Force Authorization is a Blank Check for War Worldwide
Ron Paul - The president is requesting Congress to pass an
authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) resolution
against ISIS. Congress has not issued a similar resolution since
2002, when President Bush was given the authority to wage war
against Iraq. The purpose of this resolution is to give official
authority to the president to do the things that he has already
been doing for the past six years. Seems strange but this is
typical for Washington. President Obama’s claim is that he does
not need this authority.
Texas bill grants officials greater authority to enforce
Statesman - State officials would have greater authority to
control disease outbreaks, including isolating Texans at risk of
spreading Ebola or other infectious diseases, under proposed
legislation that has drawn bipartisan support. The bill,
unveiled at news conference Wednesday, closely tracks
recommendations from the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease
Preparedness and Response created in October when the nation’s
first Ebola case was diagnosed in Dallas.
School Principal Calls FBI After 8th Grader Throws ‘Made In
China’ Flag Out Of Window
Steve Watson - A school principal in New Mexico is attempting to
contact the government and have federal charges brought against
a 14-year-old student who threw a small American flag on a stick
out of a window. Robert Archuleta wants the boy expelled, and
presumably arrested, following the incident during which four
students were misbehaving, also throwing other items such as
workbooks out of the classroom window into snow.
Obama May Attack ISIS In Any Country He Chooses, Deploy Ground
Troops On A Whim, Delay Afghanistan Pull Out
Zero Hedge - The Nobel peace prize-winning president has been
busy today: not only did he already petition Congress earlier to
declare war on the Islamic State, a non-country which
technically doesn't exist, but now he plans to expands his "war
powers" to any other place in the world.... And not only that:
also according to Reuters, Obama is considering a request from
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to slow the pace of the withdrawal
of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a senior administration official
said on Wednesday.
When would an anti-war activist back arms sales? When he’s
Secretary of State
RINF - Secretary of State John Kerry has to be the worst
anti-war activist in recorded history. Is there a military
action - save one - that he hasn’t supported since he came to
national prominence as an anti-war activist in the early 1970s?
In the the past decade and a half alone, he’s voted for the war
in Iraq , strongly defended drone strikes , was the chief
advocate for the bombing of Syria in 2013, and was by far the
most hyperbolic cabinet member calling for a years-long,
multi-country war against ISIS.
Report: Military Implanting Microchips in Guantanamo Bay
Detainees Prior to Release
Kit Daniels - The government is implanting trackable microchips
into Guantanamo Bay detainees prior to their release using nano
technology first tested on U.S. troops, according to a Marine
and other high-level sources. In 2010, Saudi Arabia’s King
Abdullah asked the Obama administration to implant the
microchips into the detainees to track their movements upon
release, according to WikiLeaks, and now it appears the Pentagon
agreed to the request.
Filmmaker Was Documenting Abuses in CPS and Children Murdered
under State Custody Before He Died
Health Impact News - In 2009, Bill Bowen released a trailer for
a documentary film he was producing exposing the corruption
within Child Protection Services across the United States. The
film is called Innocence Destroyed.
Sen. Sessions Slams Obama Admin. Program To Transport Children
Of Amnestied Illegals To U.S.
Breitbart - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) expressed outrage Tuesday
at the recent Obama administration refugee program that allows
certain illegal immigrants granted amnesty to bring their
children living abroad to the United States.
Federal Judge Awards Illegal Alien Nearly $500K After Being Shot
by Border Patrol Agent
Breitbart - U.S. District Court Judge James Soto awarded an
illegal alien nearly $500,000 after he was shot in the back by a
Border Patrol Agent. The now imprisoned Border Patrol agent
claimed the immigrant threatened him with a rock. The judge
ruled against the government and ruled in favor of the illegal
L.A. Schools to Provide ‘Free’ Lawyers for Illegal Alien Kids
Breitbart - The Board of Education for the Los Angeles Unifies
School District (LAUSD) has a new plan to help illegal alien
students facing removal from the country: have the district’s
lawyers volunteer time to help the students fight deportation.
Texas Border School Paying Ex-Felon Lawyer $300,000 per Year –
Breitbart - The president of the Donna Independent School
District (ISD), Albert Sandoval, hired a convicted felon to be
general counsel for the district and agreed to pay him $300,000
per year in retainer fees plus $225 per hour for legal services.
The negotiating of the contract with Robert J. Salinas, and his
hiring was done without input from the school board.
Minnesota police chief warns against regulating license plate
readers, because ISIS
PrivacySOS - A Minnesota police chief has not-so-subtly warned
state legislators that stopping police from warrantlessly
tracking the movements of every motorist could play into ISIS'
hands. At a hearing on proposed state legislation that would
limit the amount of time police can keep license plate tracking
data on people suspected of no crime, Bloomington (population
86,000) police chief Jeff Potts told lawmakers,
Shock Video: Police Execute Man With His Hands Up
Paul Joseph Watson - The confrontation occurred last night at a
busy intersection in Pasco, Washington after officers responded
to reports of a disturbance at a nearby grocery store. The man
reportedly threw a rock at a passing vehicle. After a taser
round failed to apprehend the individual, he fled across the
street. Footage shows the man running away with his hands up. As
he turns around to face the officers he is shot numerous times.
CNBC Anchors Stunned: ‘There is No Economic Recovery' (Video)
Paul Joseph Watson - Investor Steve Ricchiuto stunned CNBC hosts when he
launched into a breathless rant about how there is no real economic
recovery and that the Federal Reserve’s forecasts are pie in the sky.
Ricchiuto, Managing Director of Mizuho Securities USA, left anchors
Simon Hobbs and Sara Eisen scrambling for words as he reeled off a
barrage of factors as to why there is no acceleration in economic
US Charges Iowa Widow Over How She Deposited Husband’s Cash
Des Moines Register - An Iowa widow is charged with a crime and had
nearly $19,000 seized from her bank after depositing her late husband’s
legally earned money in a way that evaded federal reporting
requirements. Janet Malone, 68, of Dubuque is facing civil and criminal
proceedings under a law intended to help investigators track large sums
of cash tied to criminal activity such as drug trafficking and
America reportedly helped clients avoid taxes
CNBC News - Bank of America used its government-backed U.S. banking unit
for years to finance controversial trades that helped clients avoid
taxes, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing internal documents and
people familiar with the matter.
Record number of Americans give up citizenship
CNBC News - According to the latest data from the Treasury Department ,
spotted by Andrew Mitchel at the International Tax Blog, a record 3,415
Americans renounced their citizenship in 2014. That was up from the
2,999 in 2013 and more than triple the number for 2012. While some may
see taxes as the main reason to flee, that's only part of the story. The
big policy change that's causing people to give up their American
citizenship is FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
Federal Election Commission to Consider Regulating Online
CNS News February 11, 2015 - The Federal Election Commission (FEC)
is holding a hearing today to receive public feedback on whether
it should create new rules regulating political speech,
including political speech on the Internet that one commissioner
warned could affect blogs, YouTube videos and even websites like
the Drudge Report.
Feds: Private Eyes Hacked Computers for Clients’ Lawsuits
Sputnik News - A pair of private investigators hired hackers to
infiltrate private computers to help clients who were involved
in lawsuits against rival companies, alleges an indictment
returned by a federal grand jury in California. In an indictment
revealed Wednesday, federal prosecutors accused five defendants
of orchestrating a plot to illegally forage in private
computers, hacking into e-mail and Skype accounts on behalf of
their clients, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Government wonders: What’s in your old emails?
McClatchy - Little known to most Americans, ambiguous language
in a communications law passed in 1986 extends Fourth Amendment
protections against unreasonable search and seizure only to
electronic communications sent or received fewer than 180 days
ago. The language, known as the “180-day rule,” allows
government officials to treat any emails, text messages or
documents stored on remote servers – popularly known as the
cloud – as “abandoned” and therefore accessible using
administrative subpoena power, a tactic that critics say
circumvents due process.
Stopping a Smart TV From Eavesdropping On You Could Be a Felony
Slate - [...] high-level users who want to take their smart TVs
apart to see how they work or to attempt to disable or modify
the underlying software—for example, to disable the
eavesdropping software, or make modifications to make captions
easier to read for the visually impaired—could face felony
charges under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Aluminum, Fluoride, and Glyphosate—A Toxic Trifecta Implicated in Autism
and Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Mercola - In fact, it's found in dozens of foods and products you
use every day including baking powder, coffee creamers, baked goods, and
processed foods. Odds are you are consuming 7-9 mg a day in your food
alone. Here's how to avoid this deadly, mind-altering toxin.
Make this natural antibiotic formula at home to treat any infection
(NaturalNews) Most Natural News readers know that there is rising
resistance to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Fewer know of the inherent
dangers of pharmaceutical antibiotics that are rarely publicized by
mainstream media (MSM). What's even less known are safe and effective
alternatives, especially the home-made variety.
Three proven ways to lose that stubborn belly fat
(NaturalNews) Everyone knows that being overweight can increase our risk
of serious health problems. However, most people don't realize that not
all fat distribution is equal. Accumulating fat under our arms and
thighs, for instance, is more of a cosmetic concern than a cause for
significant medical alarm.
Federal Bill Announced to Eliminate All Vaccine Exemptions for Head
Natural Blaze - The legislators’ bill entitled A Head Start on
Vaccinations Act would require all children enrolled in Head Start to
get all of the vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) according to the CDC’s timetable. There
would be no exemptions for religious or personnel beliefs.
New “21st Century Cures” Bill Gives More Power to Pharmaceutical
Health Impact News - The “21st Century Cures Act” is close to 400 pages
long. If enacted, it would dramatically alter the ways pharmaceutical
and medical device products are regulated in the US.... Although its
stated purpose is to modernize medicine, it is mostly focused on
streamlining the drug approval process and extending market exclusivity
(and therefore profits) for drugs. In other words, it basically throws
more money at an old system, while expecting things to change.
February 11, 2015 - Today in History:
1752 - The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very first hospital in
1808 - Judge Jesse Fell experimented by burning anthracite coal to keep
his house warm. He successfully showed how clean the coal burned and how
cheaply it could be used as a heating fuel.
1812 - The term "gerrymandering" had its beginning when the governor of
Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a redistricting law that favored
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.
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.
1972 - McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. and Life magazine canceled plans to
publish an autobiography of Howard Hughes. The work turned out to be
1975 - Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to head a major party in
Britain when she was elected leader of the Conservative Party.
1984 - The tenth Space Shuttle mission returned to Earth safely.
1990 - Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity.
1993 - Janet Reno was appointed to the position of attorney general by
U.S. President Clinton. She was the first female to hold the position.
2000 - The space shuttle Endeavor took off. The mission was to gather
information for the most detailed map of the earth ever made.
2006 - In Texas, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and
wounded a companion during a quail hunt.
2012 - Singer Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel room in Beverly
Hills, Calif., at age 48. (Her death was later ruled an accidental
drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors.)
‘Last chance’ Ukraine peace talks to start in Minsk
RT - Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are expected to
gather in Minsk, Belarus, for what is widely viewed as a last attempt to
stop the violence in Eastern Ukraine.... "There are a number of problems
which remain to be resolved ... but it is very likely to go ahead,"
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told France Inter radio. He added
that "it is really a last chance negotiation." Later it was confirmed by
the office of French President Francois Hollande that both he and German
Chancellor Angela Merkel were going to Minsk for the talks. The Kremlin
officially confirmed that President Vladimir Putin will participate in
Kiev Ready to Implement Martial Law if Conflict Escalates - Poroshenko
Sputnik News - “The government, the Verkhovna Rada (parliament), and I
are ready to move on to making a decision of implementing martial law
throughout the entire territory of Ukraine. I will not doubt the
decision if the aggressor’s irresponsible activities lead to the further
escalation of the conflict,” Poroshenko said during a government
meeting. “Unfortunately, we need to be ready for two variants: either
peace or defending the country,” Poroshenko added.
Pentagon deploys A-10 attack jets, 300 pilots to Germany amid Ukraine
RT -The US Air Force dispatched a dozen A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets
and about 300 airmen to Germany as part of a military exercise, which is
expected to involve NATO allies in Eastern Europe amid simmering
tensions over Ukraine. The Cold War-era aircraft, nicknamed the Warthog,
on Monday departed Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona for
Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Russia Warns U.S. Arming Ukraine Will Be Considered an Act of War
Kurt Nimmo - “If the U.S., following a request from the Ukrainian
government, starts supplying weapons to Kiev, it will violate a number
of international documents,” said Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent
Representative to the United Nations. “The U.S. has repeatedly chosen a
graded approach to rules of international law.” Churkin says the Russian
response depends on the result of the Minsk summit on Wednesday.
US House Proposes $1Bln in Lethal Aid, Military Assistance to Ukraine
Sputnik News - US House of Representatives introduced new legislation
authorizing military and lethal aid to Ukraine through 2017, according
to US Congress announcement. “The Secretary of Defense is authorized, in
coordination with the Secretary of State, to provide assistance,
including training equipment, lethal weapons of a defensive nature,
logistics support, supplies and services, and sustainment to the
military and national security forces of Ukraine, through September 30,
2017," Tuesday’s legislation read.
US Equipment to Ukraine to Remain Under Ukrainian Control – US Senator
Egypt to join Russia-led Eurasian free trade zone
RT - Egypt has established a free trade zone with the Russian-led
Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, and
Kazakhstan, president Sisi of Egypt announced at a joint news conference
with Russian President Vladimir Putin.... There was more than $4.5
billion of trade between Russia and Egypt in 2014, a more than 80
percent increase on the year before, said President Putin. Now it will
be easier for Egyptian products to reach the markets of Russia, Belarus,
Kazakhstan, and Armenia, and vice-versa.
Russia to help Egypt build ‘a whole new nuclear power industry’ – Putin
RT - Russia will contribute to building “a whole new nuclear power
industry” in Egypt, President Vladimir Putin has announced as the two
countries have signed a number of agreements after a meeting in
Cairo.... Russia would contribute not only to the construction of a
nuclear power plant, but also staff and scientific research, President
Tomorrow Greece Decides: Europe... Or Russia
Zero Hedge - "Greece's Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias is to visit
Moscow on Wednesday to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei
Lavrov, Russia's Interfax and TASS news agencies reported on Monday
citing a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry." In other words, at
precisely the same time as the FinMin is in Brussels discussing the
fate, or lack thereof, of Greece in the Eurozone, the new Greek foreign
miniser will be in the Kremlin, getting instant updates from Brussels
and perhaps discussing the fate of Greece in the Eurasian Economic
Union. Or put in the simplest of terms, tomorrow Greece will decide:
Europe, or Russia.
US to close embassy in Yemen after Houthi rebels seize control of Sana'a
The Guardian - The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen, amid
deteriorating security conditions after a rebel group seized control of
the capital, embassy employees and a US official in Washington said on
Tuesday.... The ambassador had informed them that Washington may ask the
Turkish or Algerian embassies in Sana’a to look after US interests in
the country while the embassy was closed.
US prosecutors weigh criminal charges against HSBC as Elizabeth Warren
turns up the heat
The Guardian - The US Department of Justice is considering bringing
criminal charges against HSBC and its executives as part of its
investigation into whether the bank’s Swiss subsidiary helped US clients
evade taxes. Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren called on prosecutors
to “come down hard” on HSBC if the bank is found to have colluded with
tax evaders on Tuesday.
Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial
China’s Solution To “Tyrannical” Billionaires Who Harm The Economy:
Zero Hedge - In some countries, the ‘solution’ the state chooses for its
ignominous billionaire class of inequality-garnering, economy-wrecking
individuals is to either a) turn one’s back for a brief enough moment as
to allow the tyrant to leave the country in search of a golden beach
upon which to lament how great a trade being long European bonds would
have been’ or b) enhance their wealth further on a quid pro quo basis.
In China, the ‘treatment’ for corrupt billionaires who love casinos,
cigars, and luxury cars is much simpler… execution.
Cs-134/137 density jumped up 17 × in groundwater of Reactor 3 seaside /
Potential leakage from underground wall
Fukushima Diary - The rapid increase in Cs-134/137 density strongly
suggests the possibility that contaminated water overflowed the
underground wall. However Tepco hasn’t even mentioned the wall in their
announcement. Also on their daily report, Tepco hasn’t updated this
highest level of the density either.
Inspectors Find 4,000 Errors at Japanese Nuclear Plant Near Fukushima
Sputnik News - Inspectors at a nuclear power plant not far from the
crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan have found more than 4,000
violations in the inspection records for one of their reactors. The
improper entries included monitoring equipment that didn’t exist and
writing down incorrect serial numbers on some equipment.
Ghanaian Government Sued over “Illegal” GM Crops Policy
Sustainable Pulse - Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) has filed a writ of
summons against the Ghanaian National Biosafety Committee (NBC) and the
Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture MoFA, with an application for
an interim injunction to restrain the recalcitrant defendants from any
release and commercialization of genetically modified cowpeas and rice
until the provisions of the Biosafety Act are expressly and fully
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama: 'We have to twist arms when countries don't do what we
need them to'
RT - President Barack Obama has said the reality of “American
leadership” at times entails “twisting the arms” of states which
“don’t do what we need them to do,” and that the US relied on
its military strength and other leverage to achieve its goals.
White House asking authorization for military to fight IS
(AP) - The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday to
authorize the Pentagon to fight Islamic State terrorists without
an "enduring offensive combat" role, an ambiguous phrase
designed to satisfy lawmakers with widely varying views on the
need for U.S. ground operations. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J,
describing the proposal to reporters, said President Barack
Obama would seek an authorization for the use of force that
would expire after three years. It would end the approval for
operations in Iraq that Congress passed in 2002.
Farcical 9/11 “Trial” Halted Again As It Is Revealed Translator
Is A CIA Torture Agent
Steve Watson - The trial of five detainees accused of aiding the
9/11 plot has been delayed once again after two of them claimed
that a translator they had been appointed as part of their
defense team was a CIA agent who worked at a secret torture
prison.... “My client relayed to me this morning that there is
somebody in this courtroom who was participating in his illegal
torture,” attorney Cheryl Bormann told Army Col. James L. Pohl,
who is overseeing the trial at Guantanamo Bay. Bormann further
told the court that the presence of the alleged CIA agent was
either “the biggest coincidence ever” or “part of the pattern of
the infiltration of defense teams” by the US Government.
Virginia House Votes 96-4 to Take Second Step Against NDAA
The 10th Amendment Center - Today, the Virginia House of
Delegates passed a bill to push back against federal indefinite
detention powers. The vote was 96-4.... For 2015, House Bill
2144 (HB2144), sponsored by Del. Benjamin L. Cline
(R-Rockbridge), takes things two steps beyond simply refusing to
cooperate with federal agents in the event of indefinite
detention in Virginia. It sets the stage to create the type of
leverage and attention D.C. would not want public if it refuses
to cooperate with the state of Virginia. This legislation would
require two things from the feds if it wants to detains,
pursuant to NDAA, any U.S. citizen in the state of Virginia....
Guess What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In
Value Like This?…
Economic Collapse - Over the past decade, there has been only
one other time when the value of the U.S. dollar has increased
by so much in such a short period of time. That was in mid-2008
– just before the greatest financial crash since the Great
Two Immigrants For Every New Job Since 2000
Daily Caller - The United States has accepted two new immigrants
for each additional job created since 2000, according to federal
data. The data shows that 18 million legal and illegal
immigrants settled in the United States from 2000 to 2015, while
only 9.3 million additional jobs were created, according to the
Center for Immigration Studies, which favors a reduced level of
Halliburton to cut thousands of jobs locally, globally
Houston Business Journal - Houston-based Halliburton Co. (NYSE:
HAL) confirmed it will cut anywhere from 5,000 to nearly 6,500
jobs companywide because of slumping oil prices and the
resulting decline in oil and gas exploration and production.
Why Bank Of America Is Stumped: Despite "Lower Gas Prices" US
Consumer Spending Has Plunged
Zero Hedge - "According to the University of Michigan survey,
consumers have not been this upbeat since January 2004, when the
economy was booming. The natural outcome should be for consumers
to splurge, hitting the malls and going out to restaurants. But
much to our surprise, the data suggest otherwise." - BofA...
This is how Bank of America explains its total confusion why the
US consumer so desperately refuses to follow the "recovery"
Second apparent murder-suicide hits JPMorgan
CNBC News - Another New York-area JPMorgan Chase employee is
dead in an apparent murder-suicide, but experts cautioned
against calling it a trend. The bodies of Michael and Iran Pars
Tabacchi—newlywed parents of a young boy—were discovered Friday
in Closter, New Jersey. Iran, the wife, was stabbed once and
strangled. The husband, Michael, died of a self-inflicted knife
wound, according to Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli.
Senator: Car hacks that control steering or steal driver data
way too easy
Ars Technica - Recently manufactured cars expose drivers to
hacking attacks that could cause collisions and steal sensitive
personal information, according to a report released Monday by a
US Senator. The majority of model-year 2014 cars offer
network-connected features that provide driving directions,
messaging, hands-free phone calls, safety monitoring, and
entertainment. But a lack of security defenses makes it possible
for those features to be remotely hijacked, potentially giving
attackers the ability to control critical functions such as
steering and braking, the 12-page report warned.
Will Google’s New Robot Be Used to Hunt “Non-Cooperative”
Paul Joseph Watson - A new robot designed for the US Army by
Google fits the criteria of a 2008 Pentagon request for the
development of a system which could detect and track
“non-cooperative” humans in “pursuit/evasion scenarios”.... The
New Scientist’s Paul Marks responded to the story by asking,
“How long before we see packs of droids hunting down pesky
demonstrators with paralysing weapons? Or could the packs even
be lethally armed?” Steve Wright, an expert on police and
military technologies from Leeds Metropolitan University, also
warned that such robots would eventually be armed. “The giveaway
here is the phrase ‘a non-cooperative human subject’.”
Choosing The Right Solid Fuel Stove
Daily Sheeple - If you go for a multi-fuel never burn wood and
coal at the same time. Even kiln dried wood has some moisture in
it. It releases that moisture when it burns. Coal releases
sulphur. Add the two together and you get sulphuric acid.
90% Of Big Pharma Spent More On Marketing Than Research In 2013
Anthony Gucciardi - Surely Big Pharma corporations are spending
their cash on research ‘for the cure’ and finding ways to
implement life-saving ingredients into their next formula,
right? As it turns out, 9 out of 10 Big Pharma companies
actually spent more on their sales and marketing than their
research and development. In the infographic below, checkout the
2013 spending habits of the top 10 Big Pharma corporations...
Read food labels before eating food? What about vaccine
(NaturalNews) If you are one of those people who reads most
labels on food products before you purchase and eat them, then
you are scanning for additives and ingredients that either you
are allergic to, are genetically modified, are processed, are
How turmeric kills cancer and how to optimize curcumin
(NaturalNews) Curcuminoids are the beneficial compounds within
turmeric. Specifically, curcumin, one of these specific
compounds, is considered to be the most potent, medicinally
powerful, cancer-killing component of turmeric.... The only
problem with curcumin is that our liver, in an effort to prevent
excessive drugs and supplements and such, inhibits most of the
absorption of curcumin (a process called glucuronidation), which
makes the compound much less effective than it could be. But
there are ways to increase the body's ability to absorb
Improve your sleep with these 5 easy tips
(NaturalNews) Studies at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach,
Florida, and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida,
used brain wave analysis to determine the five stages of sleep
and their relative importance. The five stages cycle through
every one to two hours, not over the eight or so hours one
sleeps as commonly understood. Two of them are vital for
recharging the immune system, and one is vital for unwinding
Toxic Home Syndrome causes heart disease, cancer - how polluted
is your home?
(NaturalNews) Many people may enjoy a well-balanced diet and
engage in physical activity to stay in shape, but the truth is,
that might not be enough to remain healthy. It turns out that
simply going about routine activities in the household may
jeopardize health; something called Toxic Home Syndrome is to
6 Reasons I Won't Give My Kids The Nasal Flu Vaccine
Green Med Info - Two of my daughters arrived home from primary
school last week with public health packages in their bags. It's
that time of year again, when nurses are out in force like army
recruitment officers, waging a war on deadly germs and rounding
up volunteers for vaccines.
Obesity Linked to Poor Sleep
Green Med Info - Are you sleeping poorly? Overweight too? Guess
what: They are linked. Research confirms that poor sleep habits
increase obesity incidence.... One might wonder why I am saying
"poor sleep" rather than simply "less sleep." The reason is
because other research has shown that long sleep duration is
also associated with obesity.
5 Indigestible Gum Ingredients Used in Processed Foods
Natural Society - It can seem laughable in today’s world when a
food manufacturer advertises his product as ‘Real Food.’ The
truth is that more and more of the grocery items we used to take
for granted as being real food are no longer so real. One of the
latest of many examples of this is the substitution of
indigestible gums for the healthy fats people have counted on
Antibacterial Soap Is So Dangerous, This U.S. State Just Banned
Natural Blaze - The governor of Minnesota has declared that any
products sold in the state must be free of the chemical known as
triclosan. Governor Mark Dayton signed a measure banning the
antibacterial chemical triclosan from products that are sold in
the state. Triclosan is found in tons of personal care products,
from body wash to dish soap to toothpaste to acne medication.
There are 2,000 products that contain triclosan, and more are on
Home detox - homemade all natural house cleaners
(NaturalNews) So, you've decided to get healthy. You're going
all the way. You've cleaned up your diet. You're exercising
regularly. What's left to do? You need to detox. But first, take
a good hard look at the chemicals you use on a daily basis and
get rid of them. Dump the toxic shampoo, conditioner, shaving
cream, after shave or perfume, soap, lotion, make-up - whatever
it is you put on your body and pretend your skin doesn't soak
right up like a sponge. Come on; face it. Whatever we put on our
skin is drawn right into our bloodstream.
Toxic chemicals found in Victoria’s Secret underwear may damage
(NaturalHealth365) Victoria’s Secret, one of the most-recognized
names in women’s lingerie, has been marketing panties and bras
made of fabric containing dangerous chemicals. It wasn’t until
pressured in a high-profile campaign by advocacy group
Greenpeace that the fashion giant vowed to change its ways.
Meanwhile, lingerie containing traces of deadly and harmful
chemicals continue to be purchased and worn by unsuspecting
February 10, 2015 - Today in History:
1897 - "The New York Times "began printing" All the news that's fit to
print" on their front page.
1934 - The first imperforated, ungummed sheets of postage stamps were
issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 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
1942 - The Normandie, the former French liner, capsized in NY
Harbor. The day before the ship had caught fire while it was being
fitted for the U.S. Navy.
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 presidential
1992 - Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree
Washington, Miss Black American contestant.
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.
2003 - Iraq agreed to allow U-2 surveillance flights over its territory,
meeting a key demand by U.N. inspectors searching for banned weapons;
President George W. Bush brushed aside Iraqi concessions as too little,
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 States.
2007 - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., kicked off his presidential campaign
with a speech at the state house in Springfield, Ill.
2007 - Gen. David Petraeus took charge of U.S. forces in Iraq.
2009 - A Russian and an American satellite collide over Siberia.
2011 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave
the country and instead handed his powers to his vice president.
Greece Has 'Plan B' If EU Does Not Offer New Debt Deal - Defense
Sputnik News - Greece's new Defense Minister told Greek television that
his country could seek borrowing opportunities elsewhere if the
country's creditors are unwilling to bend.... The minister noted that
Greece could seek funds from "the United States at best, it could be
Russia, it could be China or other countries."
Russian Weapons Vital to Greek Sovereignty – Defense Analyst
Sputnik News - In case of war or international incidents, reliance on
American weapons systems could undermine Greek sovereignty, says Greek
security analyst Ilias Iliopulos. "Any defense system that we receive
from the US could be destroyed or deactivated at a critical moment, such
as an imminent war with Turkey or the Imia incident," Iliopulos said,
referring to a 1995 crisis in the Aegean Sea in which a territorial
dispute over an island between Greece and Turkey nearly grew into an
armed conflict when both sides' militaries landed on it.
Payback time? Greek PM seeks reparations over Nazi occupation & war-time
RT - Tsipras, leader of the anti-austerity Syriza party, said Athens had
a “historical obligation” to claim from Germany billions of euros in
reparations for the physical and financial destruction committed during
Nazi Germany’s occupation of Greece… Tsipras claims Germany owes Greece
around €162 billion ($183 billion) - about half the country's debt load,
which is estimated at over €315 billion.
Germany rejects Greek claim for World War Two reparations
TODAYonline - The demand for compensation, revived by a previous Greek
government in 2013 but not pursued, was rejected outright by Sigmar
Gabriel, Germany's vice chancellor and economy minister. "The
probability is zero," said Gabriel, when asked if Germany would make
such payments to Greece, adding a treaty signed 25 years ago had wrapped
up all such claims.
Death count doubles: Red Cross retrieved 1,300+ fighters' bodies in
Afghanistan in 2014
RT - According to a statement from the International Committee of the
Red Cross (ICRC), the agency registered 1,372 deaths among combatants in
Afghanistan last year, compared to 620 in 2013. This number does not
include casualties among foreign mission staff, as they retrieve their
Old people auctioned off to care homes on the internet
Daily Mail - The elderly and disabled are being ‘put up for auction’ by
local councils on ‘eBay-style’ websites, with care firms then bidding to
offer them a bed. At least a dozen local authorities are listing
vulnerable people’s details – including their age and what care and
medication they need – before inviting bids from care homes in the area…
One council has boasted of reducing care costs by almost a fifth using
U.S. News, Politics & Government
CNN Slammed For Calling Ukrainian Army 'Pro-US Troops'
Sputnik News - CNN provided the social media with one of its
hottest topics for discussion: while reporting on talks between
President Obama and Chancellor Merkel on the Ukraine crisis, it
ran the title “Obama considers arming pro-US troops”, referring
to soldiers fighting in Ukraine; the social media quickly
spotted the gaffe and it went viral on the web.... CNN’s blunder
was immediately spotted by viewers – and went viral on Twitter;
it was hailed as a “Freudian slip” and one commented, "the mask
Ferguson sued for municipal fines & jailing those who can't pay
RT - Challenging municipal ticketing operations, lawsuits filed
against the St. Louis suburbs of Ferguson and Jennings allege
the mass of fines and jailings over minor offenses amount to a
“municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to
profit."... At issue is the practice, common in the St. Louis
area’s 90 municipalities, of jailing those who can’t afford
fines for low-level offenses, such as traffic violations.
Citizen Ballot Initiatives no Match for
AllGov - Of the $266 million given by the top 50 donors to
ballot measure groups in 2014, more than three-quarters came
from corporate interests. Most of that money went to defeat
citizen initiatives and it was well-spent—the corporations won
96% of the time, according to the Center for Public Integrity
Church Asks Followers to Submit to Government, Call 911 on
Mikael Thalen - A church hosting a law enforcement appreciation
sermon asked its followers to pledge their allegiance to
government this weekend, arguing that all state authorities
throughout history have been ordained by God. According to an
anonymous visitor of the Gold Creek Community Church in Mill
Creek, Washington, who provided exclusive photos to Infowars,
attendees were ordered to submit to the state without question.
Is Your Child a Terrorist? U.S. Government Questionnaire Rates
Families at Risk for Extremism
The Intercept - The document–and the rating system–is part of a
wider strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, which calls for
local community and religious leaders to work together with law
enforcement and other government agencies… The rating system,
part of a 36-page document dated May 2014 and titled “Countering
Violent Extremism: A Guide for Practitioners and Analysts,”
suggests that police, social workers and educators rate
individuals on a scale of one to five in categories such as:
“Expressions of Hopelessness, Futility,” “Talk of Harming Self
or Others,” and “Connection to Group Identity (Race,
Nationality, Religion, Ethnicity).”
Lawsuit: Cops Put Bag On Woman’s Head, Strap Her To Chair And
Choke Her To Draw Blood For DUI Test
Steve Watson - A woman is suing a host of parties after it
emerged that cops in Austin, Texas, forcibly took her blood for
a DUI test, in a scene that sounds more like something that
would occur at a Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Caroline Callaway
was arrested by a police officer after she refused to take a
breath test during a routine traffic stop. Ms Callaway was taken
directly to the Travis County jail where the shocking events
VIDEO: DHS Offers Undocumented Immigrants ‘Feedback’ Hotlines
For Exec. Amnesty
Breitbart - The Department of Homeland Security has set up
executive amnesty “feedback mechanisms” for undocumented
immigrants and interested parties. In a recent email to
“stakeholders,” DHS highlighted ways individuals can inquire
about executive amnesty or register complaints. “If you have
questions about the new DHS enforcement priorities, the expanded
deferred action programs or believe you are eligible for one of
the new initiatives, please use one of the following public
feedback mechanisms to have your questions answered or concerns
registered with DHS,” the email, dispatched late last week,
Army Awards Purple Heart to Fort Hood Terror Attack Victims
Breitbart - The secretary of the Army has announced his approval
for awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian equivalent, the
Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to
victims of the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas…
President Obama’s Pentagon refused to recognize the massacre as
an act of terror, referring to it as “workplace violence,”
WTI Oil Price to Plummet to $20 per Barrel in 2015 - Citigroup
Sputnik News - The price of WTI oil might drop to $20 per barrel
for a while in 2015, according to a research conducted by
Citigroup financial corporation. "It's impossible to call a
bottom point, which could, as a result of oversupply and the
economics of storage, fall well below $40 a barrel for WTI [West
Texas Intermediate], perhaps as low as the $20 range for a
while," Citigroup global head of commodity research Edward Morse
said, Bloomberg reported.
New Evidence that Half of America is Broke
Common Dreams - Half of our nation, by all reasonable estimates
of human need, is in poverty. The jubilant headlines above speak
for people whose view is distorted by growing financial wealth.
The argument for a barely surviving half of America has been
made before, but important new data is available to strengthen
The World's Best Known Global Shipping Index has Crashed To
Its Lowest Level Ever
Zero Hedge - Having fallen for 47 of the last 51 days, The
Baltic Dry Index (tracking the cost of shipping dry bulk from
iron ore to grains) has been collapsing in a well-documented
manner by Zero Hedge (though not the mainstream media). With
Cramer having told investors of its importance previously, it
will be hard to ignore the fact that, as of this morning, the
index of global shipping costs has never (ever) been lower at
554. We leave it to readers to decide what they think this means
(but we already know what it means for shippers and
California water aquifers injected with waste 2,500 times, new
RT - According to a report by the Associated Press, state
officials permitted oil and gas companies to dispose of waste
and other fluids into aquifers containing drinking and
irrigation water more than 2,500 times. Significantly, 46
percent of these permits were authorized within the last four
years – the same timeframe during which the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) warned California that regulators were
not sufficiently protecting underground water reserves in the
Legal Settlement Delivers Blow to Blanket of Secrecy over
Fracking Chemicals in Wyoming
AllGov - Drilling companies have fought far and wide to keep
secret the list of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. But
this effort has lost ground in Wyoming, where a lawsuit and
subsequent settlement (pdf) will make it more difficult for
frackers to withhold this information from the public… After a
protracted legal fight, the commission and Halliburton Energy
Services agreed to a deal with the plaintiffs, which included
the Center for Effective Government, in which companies will
have to “substantiate their trade secrets claims with more facts
Obama asks Germany "to give us the benefit of the doubt" on NSA spying
Ars Technica - President Barack Obama asked Germans to give the United
States the “benefit of the doubt” when it comes to snooping by the
National Security Agency. In a Monday joint press conference with
Chancellor Angela Merkel held at the White House on Monday, Obama said
he recognizes “the sensitivities around this issue.” … For her part,
Chancellor Merkel largely sidestepped the issue.
President Barack Obama’s secret,
332-page “Net Neutrality” Plan
Breitbart - Ajit Pai, the sole Republican Commissioner on the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a Tweet that President
Barack Obama’s secret, 332-page “Net Neutrality” document is a scheme
for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new
taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest,
equitable, and balanced content fairness.
Samsung Warns Not To Discuss Personal Info In Front Of TV
(TC) The potential privacy intrusion of voice-activated services is
massive. Samsung, which makes a series of Internet connected TVs, has a
following section on voice recognition… Please be aware that if your
spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that
information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third
party through your use of Voice Recognition.
DARPA Hacks GM's OnStar To Remote Control A Chevrolet Impala
Jalopnik - According to the report, which is scant on technical details,
DARPA engineers dialed in through the Impala's OnStar system,
transmitted a data packet that confused the internal computers, and then
planted a malicious bit of code that allowed it to reprogram control
systems on the ECU. That allowed them to do everything from turn on the
windshield wipers to honk the horn, and even control the throttle and
brakes, putting a hapless Lesley Stahl through a line of cones.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Tennessee Calls For Hemp Farmers
WSMV News - Tennessee is now accepting applications for people
who want a license to grow hemp. The Tennessee Department of
Agriculture put out the application for hemp licenses a few days
ago. It's been fielding questions ever since. "Our phone has
been ringing off the hook, so to say," said David Waddell with
the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. But so far, there
haven't been any takers.
The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have
Washington Post - Threatened animals like elephants, porpoises
and lions grab all the headlines, but what’s happening to
monarch butterflies is nothing short of a massacre. The U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service summed it up in just one grim
statistic on Monday: Since 1990, about 970 million have
vanished. It happened as farmers and homeowners sprayed
herbicides on milkweed plants, which serve as the butterflies’
nursery, food source and home.
Are Victims Coming Down with Measles - Or Something Else?
Barbara Loe Fisher - The U.S. has a population of more than 320
million people and 38 million people live in California, so it
is curious why a handful of measles cases prompted one
California newspaper to quickly place blame on parents making
informed vaccine choices, calling them "ignorant" and engaged in
a "self-absorbed rejection of science."
Why does Big Food put harmful chemicals in cereal in America but
(NaturalNews) The US has a unique system in place for regulating
food chemicals. It's been around since 1958, providing loop
holes for companies to sneak through. Initially designed to
provide oversight, this system has instead become a gateway for
welcoming an explosion of food chemicals, all disguised under
Measles Strains: How Many and What You Don't Know
Activist Post - Do you know that there are many more strains of
the measles virus than Baskin-Robbins has flavors of ice
cream?...According to a “Guest” commentator on Activist Post’s
article “Constitutional Attorney Talks About FDA Corruption”,
February 8, 2015, “The genotype in California is said to B3.
However we know they do lie so who really knows. The assumption
of the CDC and the vaccine makers is the A genotype will work
against or on ALL the genotypes that have been documented.”
Top 17 Vegan Sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Natural Blaze - Omega 3 fatty acids are the equivalent of
nutritional gold. That’s because they are nature’s
anti-inflammatory nutrients and are used in most chemical
functions in the body. While fatty fish is frequently considered
the best source of this essential fatty acid, it is not the only
5 indigestible ingredients used in common foods
Natural Society - It can seem laughable in today’s world when a
food manufacturer advertises his product as ‘Real Food.’ The
truth is that more and more of the grocery items we used to take
for granted as being real food are no longer so real. One of the
latest of many examples of this is the substitution of
indigestible gums for the healthy fats people have counted on
for eons. Why would a manufacturer deliberately add indigestible
gum to food?
81 Percent of Dollar Store Products Tested Contain Chemicals
Linked To Learning Disabilities, Cancer and Serious Illnesses
Prevent Disease - HealthyStuff, in collaboration with the
Campaign for Healthier Solutions, released a report today about
toxic chemicals found in Dollar store products. The report -- A
Day Late and a Dollar Short: Discount Retailers are Falling
Behind on Safer Chemicals – includes testing results for 164
dollar store products such as toys, jewelry, school supplies and
other household items, that found over 81% (133 of 164)
contained at least one hazardous chemical above levels of
Are You Too Generous for
Your Cat’s Own Good?
Dr. Becker - A shocking statistic all of us who love cats should be
aware of is that almost 60 percent of kitties in the U.S. are overweight
or obese. And it’s a sad fact that the problem is caused by cat
guardians through simple over-indulgence.... A shocking statistic all of
us who love cats should be aware of is that almost 60 percent of kitties
in the U.S. are overweight or obese. And it’s a sad fact that the
problem is caused by cat guardians through simple over-indulgence.
February 9, 2015 - Today in History:
1825 - The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams
president. No candidate had received a majority of electoral votes.
1861 - The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America
elected Jefferson Davis as its president.
1870 - The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The
bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS).
1884 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny executed a patent application for
a chemical recording stock quotation telegraph (U.S. Pat. 314,115).
1885 - The first Japanese arrived in Hawaii.
1932 - America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time
at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, NY.
1942 - The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to
coordinate military strategy during World War II.
1942 - Daylight-saving "War Time" went into effect in the U.S.
1943 - During World War II, the battle of Guadalcanal ended with an
American victory over Japanese forces.
1950 - U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that the State Department
was riddled with Communists. This was the beginning of "McCarthyism."
1969 - The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight.
1971 - The San Fernando Valley experienced the Sylmar earthquake that
registered 6.4 on the Richter Scale.
1971 - The Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after mankind's third
landing on the moon.
1975 - The Russian Soyuz 17 returned to Earth.
2009 - New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez admitted he took banned
substances from 2001 to 2003.
Huge explosion at Donetsk chemical plant, military ‘don’t know what they
RT - Windows were shattered and homes shaken in Donetsk after a huge
blast rocked the vicinity of a city chemical plant. A Ukrainian MP
praised pro-Kiev forces for hitting a target – but said they “don’t know
what they hit.” The powerful explosion took place at 10:50pm local time
on Sunday. Local militia reported that a military chemical plant DKZHI
was the target of Kiev’s artillery shelling.
Pen says Washington attempting to start ‘war in Europe’
RT - The leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le
Pen, has called Brussels “American lackeys” over the EU's Ukraine
policy. She further accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in
Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders. "European capitals do
not have the wisdom to refuse to be dependent on US positions on
Ukraine," Le Pen told French journalists on Sunday. "Regarding Ukraine,
we behave like American lackeys," she said, before warning that “the aim
of the Americans is to start a war in Europe to push NATO to the Russian
42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks — Governments from Around the World Admit
They Do It
Washington's Blog - There are many documented false flag attacks, where
a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its
enemy for political purposes.... In the following 42 instances,
officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously
proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing...
Greek FinMin Warns “Euro Will Collapse If Greece Exits”, Says Italy Is
Zero Hedge - From Reuters: “The euro is fragile, it’s like building a
castle of cards, if you take out the Greek card the others will
collapse.” [Greek Finance Minister ] Varoufakis said according to an
Italian transcript of the interview released by RAI ahead of broadcast.
The euro zone faces a risk of fragmentation and “de-construction” unless
it faces up to the fact that Greece, and not only Greece, is unable to
pay back its debt under the current terms, Varoufakis said.
A Day Of Reckoning For The Euro Has Arrived – 26 TRILLION In Currency
Derivatives At Risk
Economic Collapse - This is the month when the future of the eurozone
will be decided. This week, Greek leaders will meet with European
officials to discuss what comes next for Greece. The new prime minister
of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, has already stated that he will not accept an
extension of the current bailout. Officials from other eurozone
countries have already said that they expect Greece to fully honor the
terms of the current agreement. So basically we are watching a giant
game of financial “chicken” play out over in Europe, and a showdown is
Moscow & Cairo to drop USD, use national currencies in bilateral trade –
RT - Russia and Egypt might soon exclude the US dollar and use their
national currencies in the settlement of accounts in bilateral trade,
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to Egyptian media
ahead of his Monday visit to the country. The issue of abandoning the
dollar in trade is “being actively discussed,” Putin told Al-Ahram daily
newspaper ahead of his two-day trip to Egypt. The Russian president was
invited for a bilateral meeting by his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah
Moscow demands copies of ‘Russian soldiers IDs’ shown in Munich
RT - The Russian Foreign Ministry says Kiev is reluctant to hand over
copies of what it claims to be documents, proving Russian military
presence in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko showed the
audience at the Munich Security Conference several passports on
Saturday, saying they belonged to Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine.
“We asked the Ukrainian side to give us copies of the documents
containing last names, because such IDs, as were shown yesterday, could
easily be bought,” said Viktor Sorokin, director of the CIS
(Commonwealth of Independent States) department within the Russian
Foreign Ministry, as cited by RIA Novosti.
At Munich Conference, US Hawks Press for Military Escalation Towards
Common Dreams - At a security conference in Munich on Saturday, U.S.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) vigorously pressed for more western
military backing of Ukraine and escalation towards Russia, openly
clashing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and pointing towards a
deepening transatlantic rift over strategy. Addressing the conference on
Saturday, Merkel declared, "I cannot imagine any situation in which
improved equipment for the Ukrainian army leads to President Putin being
so impressed that he believes he will lose militarily. I have to put it
Yemen: Shiite Rebels Announce Takeover of Country
Common Dreams - Unrest continues in Yemen on Friday as Shiite Houthi
rebels announced a "constitutional declaration" and that they were
assuming control of the country. The group issued the statement in a
televised address from the Sunni majority country's capital of Sana'a. A
551-member Transitional National Council would be formed to replace the
parliament, and that body would appoint a 5-member council to assume the
presidential role during a "transitional period," according to their
Alan Greenspan: "Greece Will Leave The Eurozone" And "There Is No Way
That I Can Conceive Of The Euro Continuing"
Zero Hedge - Greece will leave the Eurozone. I don't see that it helps
Greece to be in the Euro, and I certainly don't see that it helps the
rest of the Eurozone. It's just a matter of time before everyone
recognizes that parting is the best strategy.... The problem is that
there there is no way that I can conceive of the euro of continuing."
Eurogroup Gives Greece 10 Day Ultimatum: Apply For Bailout Or Grexit
Zero Hedge - This means that Greece now has 10 days, or until the Monday
after next to decide whether it will stay in the Eurozone or Grexit.
Global Economy Will Shrink By $2.3 Trillion In 2015
Zero Hedge - The world is going to be about $2.37 trillion smaller in
2015 than most expected at the start of the year as a consequence of the
USD strengthening. This is not insignificant, as it represents 3.2% of
last year’s estimated global GDP. For perspective, that would be as if
an economy of the size between Brazil’s and the UK’s would have just
Polish Farmers Blockade Motorways Across Country
Natural Society - This week thousands of Polish family farmers from the
Solidarity trade union turned out to protest in over 50 locations across
the country... The farmers are vowing to continue the struggle until the
government agrees to enter talks with the union and commit to addressing
what they see as a crisis in Polish agriculture.... “We demand a legal
ban on GM crops in Poland. The value of Polish agriculture, unique in
Europe, is the unpolluted environment and high quality food production.
That's decisive concerning our competitiveness in global markets.”
Denmark Launches ‘Most Ambitious’ Organic Venture, to Double Organic
Farming by 2020
Natural Society - Over in Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and
Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most
ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country. Excitingly,
the new strategy involves doubling organic farming in order to serve
more organic food in the nation’s public institutions.
South Korea Overrun with GMO Contamination In 18 Regions
Natural Society - South Korea is on the top of the GMO export list for
animal feed, and while biotech promised that GM spills wouldn’t cause
harm to non-GM crops, a new study proves that South Korea is fraught
with genetically modified soy, and canola, which is already mixing with
non-GM plants to breed more toxic crops.... Choi Jun-ho, Chief of Policy
for the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement, says that the GM
canola seed spillage into nearby farms is already mixing with non-GM
cabbage varieties, and that they anticipate GM soy mixing with organic
glycine soja, causing enormous damage.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 2/09/15: Vaccine
Controversy Shows Why We Need Markets, Not Mandates
Ron Paul - Giving the government the power to override parental
decisions regarding vaccines will inevitably lead to further
restrictions on liberties. After all, if government can override
parental or personal health care decisions, then what area of
our lives is off-limits to government interference?
Pentagon dropped over $500,000 on Viagra last year
RT - The US Department of Defense (DoD) spent $504,816 on the
popular erectile dysfunction drug in 2014, according to
government contracts cited by the Washington Free Beacon. The
DoD awarded 60 contracts for the drug to Ohio-based
pharmaceutical distribution company Cardinal Health Inc. In
2013, the Pentagon spent some $425,000 to supply the pills to
troops, a huge lurch from the previous year, when the Department
spent a meager $8,000 on the drug. In addition to Viagra, the
Pentagon also ordered $3,505 worth of Levitra and $14,540 of
Cialis, both male enhancement drugs. The contracts are filed
under “troop support.”
Muslim Brotherhood Comes to the White House
Breitbart - The Obama White House has finally released the names
of the fourteen Muslim “leaders” who met with the President this
past week. Among the group — which included a comedian, along
with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left
wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly
close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.
REPORT: Obama’s Drone Bombings Have Killed More People Than
PJ Media - Controversy still swirls around Obama’s comments
during the National Prayer Breakfast this week, where he
chastised Christians for getting on their “high horse” over the
ongoing global jihad, invoking medieval abuses that occurred
hundreds of years ago during the Crusades and Inquisition. But
perhaps it is Obama who should avoid getting on his high horse,
since according to recently published statistics, Obama’s drone
campaign has killed more people during the six years of his
presidency than were killed the 350 years of the Spanish
Truth? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Truth
Paul Craig Roberts - Combatting terrorism is the excuse for
squandering a minimum of $6,000 billion dollars. What were the
terrorist events that serve as a basis for this expenditure?
There are five: 9/11, the London transport system bombings, the
Spanish train bombing, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the
French Charlie Hebdo rifle attack. In other words, 5 events in
14 years. The loss of life in all these events combined is
minuscule compared to the loss of life in the war on terror.
Even the deaths of our own soldiers is greater. Washington’s
wars against terror have caused more deaths of Americans than
the alleged terrorist events themselves.
NBC’s Brian Williams off air, under internal probe for fake Iraq
RT - NBC TV anchor Brian Williams chose to stay off air in the
wake of an internal probe he faces for embellishing a story
about taking fire while flying a chopper in Iraq in 2003. The
deceit was exposed by troops involved in the same airlift.
New Mexico Sheriff Issues Cease And Desist Letter To IRS
WJ - Sheriff Scott London of Eddy County, New Mexico, is taking
a bold stand in the name of Liberty against the IRS. Mr. Kent
Carter, a resident of Eddy County, is challenging the IRS’s
claim on his property in court as a pro se litigant. A pro se
litigant is someone who is representing himself, without
professional legal counsel. US District Judge Robert Brack
decided the original case in favor of the IRS.
Pennsylvania Township Posts Welcome Sign Defying Criminals and
Gun-Grabbers: “This Is Not A Gun Free Zone”
Old Thinker News - In Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Conoy
Township is sending a clear signal to criminals who would
victimize disarmed citizens. As reported by Lancaster Online,
The township is placing the signs on every road leading into the
area. The sings read: “This is not a gun free zone.” County
Township supervisor Stephen Mohr says that “You have to realize
that to most people in this township God, guns, family and
friends are the four most important things.”
Two Philadelphia Cops Run Over Man, Beat Him Senseless Then
Charge Him With Assault
Steve Watson - The cops pulled over 23-year-old Najee Rivera,
but the man, fearing for his life, drove off on the scooter,
prompting the cops to speed after him, crack him over the head
with a club, and drive into him, knocking him off the bike....
The officers now face charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple
Assault, Criminal Conspiracy, Recklessly Endangering Another
Person, Tampering with Public Records or Information, False
Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities, Obstructing
Administration of Law, and Official Oppression.
Officer With History of Inattentive Driving Runs Over 100-yr-old
Woman Who Was Taking a Daily Walk, No Charges for Cop
Filming Cops - She was taking a stroll through her neighborhood
in St. Paul as usual, but what happened next devastated her
family. Roza was using the aid of her walker to help her across
the street, when suddenly a police officer accelerated backwards
and struck Roza with the patrol car.... The question many have
is: didn’t Officer Goutlet look in her rear view mirror before
backing up? It turns out that Office Goulet has a history of
accidents on the job.
The skimpy, moldy, mysterious and downright gross Michelle O
lunches Congress should see
EAG News - As Congress readies to reauthorize Michelle Obama’s
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year, students and parents
continue to post photographic evidence of the program’s
Obama’s new repayment program comes with a record $22 billion
Politico - In obscure data tables buried deep in its 2016 budget
proposal, the Obama administration revealed this week that its
student loan program had a $21.8 billion shortfall last year,
apparently the largest ever recorded for any government credit
program. The main cause of the shortfall was President Barack
Obama’s recent efforts to provide relief for borrowers drowning
in student debt, reforms that have already begun to reduce loan
payments to the government.
Rand Paul Explains What The Dollar Is Backed By: "Used Car
Loans, Bad Home Loans, Distressed Assets And Derivatives"
Zero Hedge - Rand Paul has turned his focus to another staple of
the status quo - his father's arch-nemesis, The Fed. As WSJ
reports, Sen. Rand Paul unleashed a blistering attack on the
Federal Reserve in Iowa on Fridasy evening, calling for an audit
of the institution’s books and blaming it for fueling income
inequality. "Once upon a time, your dollar was as good as gold,"
he explained, adding "then for many decades, they said your
dollar was backed by the full faith and credit of government."
Do you know what it’s backed by now? "Used car loans, bad home
loans, distressed assets and derivatives."
‘Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code: Illegal Immigrants to Receive
Earned Income Tax Credit
Weekly Standard - A recent Homeland Security Committee hearing
on immigration revealed an alarming consequence of President
Obama’s executive amnesty—that illegal immigrants with deferred
status may be able to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Moreover, this person, who is here in the U.S. unlawfully, could
be able to file an amended tax return for up to the last three
tax years, possibly receiving upwards of $24,000 in tax credits.
VIDEO: Fed fires back at Rand Paul
The Hill - The Federal Reserve is lashing out at Sen. Rand
Paul’s plan to give Congress more oversight over the central
bank, a proposal that could gain traction in the new
Republican-led Congress. The Kentucky Republican reintroduced
his “Audit the Fed” legislation last month with 30 co-sponsors,
including other potential 2016 GOP hopefuls, Sens. Ted Cruz
(Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.).
'Game-Changing March for Climate' as Californians Rise Up
Common Dreams - Thousands of people from across California
kicked off a march through Oakland on Saturday to demand that
Governor Jerry Brown show "real climate leadership" by halting
all fracking and shifting to 100 percent renewable energy in the
state. The demonstration brought together more than 100
grassroots groups, from labor to indigenous to environmental
justice organizations, and is being billed as a a "game-changing
moment for the climate movement in California." Ahead of the
protest, organizers estimated it would exceed 10,000 people.
License Plate Scanners Also Taking Photos of Drivers and Passengers
Liberty Crier - The Drug Enforcement Administration is using its license
plate reader program not only to track drivers’ locations, but also to
photograph these drivers and their passengers, according to newly
disclosed records obtained by the ACLU via a Freedom of Information Act
request. One internal 2009 DEA communication stated clearly that the
license plate program can provide “the requester” with images that “may
include vehicle license plate numbers (front and/or rear), photos of
visible vehicle occupants [redacted] and a front and rear overall view
of the vehicle.”
How cities use licence-plate scanners to create vast databases
Anthem's stolen customer data not encrypted — Under federal law, health
insurance companies don't have to encrypt user data
CNET - Companies that follow sound security policy normally encrypt
certain customer data stored on their servers. Encrypting the data makes
it more difficult, but not impossible, for hackers to view or sell the
information they've stolen. But Anthem didn't follow such guidelines in
this regard. Why not? Under the federal Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPPA), health insurance companies are not required
to encrypt the data stored on their servers.
Anthem’s big data breach is already sparking lawsuits
Fortune - The lawsuits, which could eventually be consolidated with
other similar complaints in a class action, allege that Anthem did not
take appropriate measures to encrypt its customers’ data prior to the
We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines. And That’s a Very, Very
Wired - Clearpath is the first and, so far as we can tell, only robotics
company to pledge not to build killer robots. The decision, made last
year, was simple, says co-founder and CTO Ryan Gariepy, and in fact it’s
even helped the company recruit robot experts who’ve been drawn to
Clearpath’s unique ethical stance. That’s because ethical questions are
becoming a pressing matter for companies that build robotics systems.
You see, we’re already at the dawn of the age of killer robots. And
we’re completely unprepared for them.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
A Warning About Cinder Block or Concrete Masonry Gardens
John Summerly - Cinder block gardens have recently become very
popular, however a risk of heavy metal poisons from Fly Ash
within the concrete may pose a serious threat to the health of
an organic garden, leeching toxins into the soil and the plants
themselves.... The process of creating cement locks these
poisons into the blocks, but it is assumed that the blocks will
be sealed and waterproofed, but even that process is toxic.
These poisons will leech these materials into the soil and any
plants in proximity. They should only be used for areas
containing ornamental plantings only, and never for food crops.
Curcumin May Help Lower Your Inflammation
Dr. Mercola - Eight weeks of curcumin improved symptoms of metabolic
syndrome, including lowering inflammation and supporting better blood
Great Reasons to Eat More Sprouts
Dr. Mercola - Sprouts may offer some of the highest levels of nutrition
available, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes that
help protect against free radical damage. Many of the benefits of
sprouts relate to the fact that, in their initial phase of growth, the
plants contain more concentrated amounts of nutrients. Sunflower seed
and pea shoots are both typically about 30 times more nutritious than
organic vegetables, and are among the highest in protein.
How a McDonald's Sausage Burrito contains more than 100 ingredients -
including one chemical used in FIREWORKS
Daily Mail - A McDonald's Sausage Burrito certainly promises to fire you
up for the day, with more than 100 ingredients including one chemical
compound used in fireworks. A new behind-the-scenes video reveals that
although the liquid egg in the sandwich originates from a farm in
Michigan, it is mixed with twenty other components before flash frozen
and reheated at restaurants. Among the scrambled egg mix is
carboxymethyl cellulose - a binding compound found in denture adhesives
- and sodium benzoate, which is also used in fireworks to produce a
Doctors Warn Against Revival of ‘Measles Parties’
Breitbart - “CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure
of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children
at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread of the
outbreak,” Dr. Gil Chavez of the CDPH said in a statement reported by
CBS Los Angeles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
states, “Measles can be serious, especially for children younger than 5
years old. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the
brain), and death.”
How Vaccine Hysteria Could Spark Totalitarian Nightmare
Lee Hieb, M.D. - At the end of the day, the issue here is one of
freedom, and freedom is the freedom to choose – even if we make a bad
choice. The argument that I must vaccinate my children for the good of
the community is not only scientifically questionable, it is an
unethical precept. It is the argument all dictators and totalitarians
have used. “Comrade, you must work tirelessly for the good of the
collective. You must give up your money and property for the good of the
collective, and now … you must allow us to inject your children with
what we deem is good for the collective.” If American’s don’t stand up
against this, then we are lost. Because we have lost ownership of
ourselves. Our bodies are no longer solely ours – we and our children
are able to be commandeered for the “greater good.”
No Charges Filed, But 3-year Old Cancer Child Taken from Mother over
Health Impact News - A little boy recovering from a brain tumor has been
has been taken from his mother, in what some are calling a medical
kidnapping in Connecticut. After surviving a year of intensive
chemotherapy and radiation treatments, 3 year old Weston Lamarre was
declared to be in remission and cancer-free. But just two months later
Child Protective Services stepped in and took him away from the mother
who has stayed by his side every step of the way of their heartrending
journey. Now Wendy Lamarre is fighting to get her son back.
Parents Get $800K Over Warrantless Search and Removal of Homeschool Kids
Who Were Not Vaccinated
Health Impact News - The payment settles a civil rights lawsuit that
claimed the children were wrongfully removed from the parent’s San
Gabriel Valley residence four years ago. The children were returned four
Man Forced to Choose Between Son with Down Syndrome or Wife After Given
Natural Society - In what has evolved into a heart-breaking story
between a father, his wife, and his newborn son, a man named Samuel
Forrest was forced to choose between his wife and his new baby diagnosed
with Down Syndrome. Sadly, he had to make this decision because his
wife’s family was too ashamed of the newborn’s condition. Just hours
after the birth, his wife of 18 months gave him an ultimatum – the woman
he loved, or his newborn son.
12 Reasons to Drink Kefir – A Top Probiotic-Rich Drink
Natural Society - Just about every culture in the world endorses a
fermented food or drink for its health benefits, and has done so for
centuries. Kefir is often at the top of the list. It’s a creamy
drinkable yogurt-style fermented milk that in its unsweetened and
unflavored state resembles buttermilk in taste and consistency. Kefir is
made by fermenting milk with kefir grains composed of bacteria that
produce lactic acid, and yeast and polysaccharides.
General Mills Starts Pulling Preservatives After Assault From Food Babe
Observer News - If you’ve heard of the Vani “Food Babe” Hari, you’ll
remember her recent rise to nefarious national notoriety with her
campaign to expose the (allegedly) dirty truth about Pumpkin Spice
Lattes and their caramel coloring. Yesterday, the PSL truther and
general of the “Food Babe Army” launched an assault on General Mills and
Kellogg’s over a preservative called Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT). The
chemical keeps cereals like Rice Krispies fresh for longer on the shelf,
but has been banned in many parts of the world for having wreaked havoc
during animal testing.
Ice Cream Giant to Drop Milk with Monsanto’s rBST Growth Hormones
Natural Society - In the face of a health-conscious collective, ice
cream giant Breyers has decided to stop using milk from cows treated
with the controversial, artificial growth hormone rBST. This news makes
it even more apparent that a food awakening is happening as consumers
demand additive-free food.
February 6, 2015 - Today in History:
1788 - Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S.
1815 - The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad
charter to John Stevens.
1899 - The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty between the U.S. and
1911 - The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, AZ.
1933 - The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect.
The amendment moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and
congressional terms from March to January.
1959 - The U.S., for the first time, successfully test-fired a Titan
intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral.
1971 - NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had
brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the
surface of the moon.
1987 - President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old this day and became
the oldest U.S. President in history.
1998 - Washington National Airport was renamed for U.S. President Ronald
Reagan with the signing of a bill by U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - King Hussein of Jordan transferred full political power to his
oldest son the Crown Prince Abdullah.
1999 - Excerpts of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky's
videotaped testimony were shown at President Clinton's impeachment
2000 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared that she
was a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from the state of New York.
2001 - Ariel Sharon was elected Israeli prime minister.
2002 - A federal judge ordered John Walker Lindh to be held without bail
pending trial. Lindh was known as the "American Taliban."
2004 - An explosion ripped through a Moscow subway car during rush hour,
killing 41 people in a terrorist attack blamed on Chechen separatists.
Warplanes Reportedly Targeting ISIL Stronghold of Raqqa in Syria
Sputnik News - US-led coalition warplanes are delivering strikes on the
Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State.
Chinese Rating Agency Warns Coming Crisis Is Worse Than 2008, Blames US
Zero Hedge - The head of China’s Dagong Rating Agency, Guan Jianzhong,
had some very blunt words for the world’s investors and policymakers
overnight. As ITAR-TASS reports, Jianzhong warned , “the world economy
may slip into a new global financial crisis in the next few years… that
is even worse than in 2008.”
6000% Increase in Cancer Rates at Fukushima Site
Christina Sarich - As reports from individuals like Chieko Shiina, a
supporter of the Fukushima Collaborateive Clinic talk about exploding
rates of thyroid cancer in children, as well as an epidemic of leukemia,
heart attacks, and other health problems, the Abe-led government and US
continue to sweep the fall out of the Fukushima disaster under the rug.
‘Just the beginning’: Jordan sends dozens of fighter jets to strike ISIS
RT - Jordan has promised to strike the Islamic State with “everything we
have,” sending dozens of fighter jets to target the militant group’s
positions in retaliation to the brutal murder of a captured Jordanian
pilot.... Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Thursday told CNN
that his country was “upping the ante” and going after the Islamic State
(formerly ISIS / ISIL) militants “with everything that we have.”
30,000 troops, 6 rapid units: NATO increases military power in Eastern
RT - The NATO Response Force in Europe might increase to 30,000 troops,
more than double the current 13,000, said the alliance’s secretary
general after a defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels. Most of the
troops are set to be stationed near Russia’s borders.
Ukrainian parliament passes law allowing army deserters to be shot
RT - Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law which authorizes commanding
officers to use physical force against army defectors. It comes as the
latest military draft has seen a lack of enthusiasm on the part of
potential soldiers. Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday with 260 MPs
in favor - only 226 votes were needed to pass the law. The new article
22(1) added to the charter regulating service in the armed forces of
Ukraine states that commanders “have the right to personally use
physical force, special means, and weapons when in combat” against
soldiers who commit “criminal acts.”
‘Greece won’t be blackmailed’: Banks get additional €10bn to counter ECB
RT - Banks in Greece have been given the go ahead to access an
additional €10 billion in emergency funding from the Bank of Greece,
according to a government official. This is a push-back from Athens
demonstrating its intent to roll back austerity measures.... Emergency
Liquidity Assistance funds will be sourced from the Greek Central Bank.
Previously it was capped at €15 billion, and this has been raised to €25
Shocking Chart: The Global Economy Is About To Implode: ‘Inching closer
to… the lowest level ever’
Mac Slavo - The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is used by economists and stock
traders alike as a leading economic indicator because it predicts future
economic activity. The index tracks in US dollars and measures global
supply and demand for commodity shipments among bulk carriers... What
makes this particular measurement so distinct from others, according to
economic Howard Simmons, is that the BDI “is totally devoid of
speculative content” because “people don’t book freighters unless they
have cargo to move.”
Woman with learning disabilities ‘can be forcibly sterilized’ – UK judge
RT - Mr. Justice Cobb authorized health authorities and social services
to force entry into the woman’s home and use “necessary restraint” in
order to sterilize her. The ruling was made at a hearing in the Court of
Protection in London, where issues relating to sick and vulnerable
people are examined.... In a written judgment, Mr. Justice Cobb said the
decision to authorize compulsory sterilization was “exceptional.” He
declared because the woman lacked the mental capacity to make decisions
regarding contraception, “therapeutic sterilization” would be lawful and
in her best interests.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Brian Williams’ Lie Proves Why Mainstream Media Cannot Be
Kit Daniels - NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted he
wasn’t aboard a helicopter hit by RPGs during the invasion of
Iraq in 2003 despite spending years claiming otherwise,
highlighting why the establishment media cannot be trusted.
NYPD Has a Plan to Magically Turn Anyone It Wants Into a Felon
Gawker - On Wednesday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton urged
state legislators to consider increasing the penalty for
resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony. The change, he
argued, would help New Yorkers "get around this idea that you
can resist arrest. You can't." It would also give cops an easy
way to turn victims of their own worst impulses into the worst
class of criminal.
US House Minority Leader Hopes Netanyahu Will Not Address
Sputnik News - US House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu
to speak to Congress about Iran’s nuclear program and the
security threat jihadist terrorists pose. The visit, however,
falls two weeks before Israel’s elections on March 17. Pelosi
stressed that Iran’s nuclear program is an issue for the US
President Barack Obama to decide on, and added Netanyahu’s visit
“should not be a political arena two weeks before an election.”
White House Fails to Confirm Biden’s Attendance at Netanyahu’s
Sputnik News - White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said that
US Vice President Joe Biden had not yet scheduled to be present
at the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to
the US Congress about Iran’s nuclear program and the threat
posed by jihadist terrorists.
Universal Healthcare Advocates Renew Push Toward
Common Dreams - Single-payer advocates are celebrating the
reintroduction of the so-called 'Medicare-for-All' bill that
would replace the nation's byzantine healthcare system,
dominated by private health insurance companies, with a single,
streamlined public agency that would pay all medical claims for
the entire population, much like Medicare does for seniors
today. Lead sponsor Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich) put forth the
"Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act" (H.R. 676) on
Tuesday evening, along with 44 other House members.
6 Immediate Health Benefits Of Not Believing Mainstream Media
RINF - Truth seekers who long ago figured out that mainstream
media is all lies and staged news coordinated by central
intelligence (CIA) to manipulate the opinion of the masses, know
that living a life free of mainstream media news is extremely
fulfilling if not downright fun.
US Senators Call for Benefits to Vietnam Veterans Exposed to
Sputnik News - The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should
immediately provide full benefits to veterans exposed to the
chemical Agent Orange in contaminated C-123 aircraft during and
after the Vietnam War, a bi-partisan group of senators led by
senators Richard Burr and Jeff Merkley said in a letter to the
VA head Robert McDonald. “It is our desire to see that C-123
veterans, who suffer today because of service-related exposure
to Agent Orange receive the help they need,” the letter, issued
on Wednesday, said.
Defense Dept. Redefines Alcohol as a “Weapon” in Sexual Assault
AllGov - The U.S. military has a new weapon, one that it would
rather not see used by its personnel. Alcohol is now defined as
a weapon by the Department of Defense when it comes to cases of
sexual assault by members of the armed forces. The change came
about after outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered his
ahe U.S. mgency to review its alcohol polices in an effort to
reduce the number of rapes within the military. “
Cop Who Killed 95-Year-Old Over Refusal of Medical Treatment
Found Not Guilty
Paul Joseph Watson - The police officer who killed 95-year-old
World War II veteran John Wrana Jr. for refusing medical
treatment was acquitted yesterday of reckless conduct, the only
charge he had faced over the incident. Wrana was killed in June
2013 after refusing to undergo treatment for what staff at the
Park Forest Assisted Living Center said was a urinary tract
infection. After Wrana resisted paramedics who were trying to
take him to hospital, staff called the police. Mistaking a
shoehorn for a machete, cops raided Wrana’s room and fired a
taser at him, but the shot missed. Officer Craig Taylor then
fired five bean bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun at Wrana from
15 feet away.
Alaska to Cut Over 300 Government Jobs Due to Plunge in Oil
Sputnik News - Bill Walker, a new Governor of Alaska, proposed
to eliminate about 300 state positions in an effort to reduce
the size of the state’s government, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Only 44 Percent Of U.S. Adults Are Employed For 30 Or More Hours
Economic Collapse - Gallup regularly tracks the percentage of
U.S. adults that are employed for 30 or more hours per week, and
it is currently at 44.2 percent. It has been hovering between 42
percent and 45 percent since the end of 2009. This is extremely
low. As I discussed the other day, there are 8.69 million
Americans that are considered to be “officially unemployed” at
this point. But there are another 92.90 million Americans that
are considered to be “not in the labor force”.... Overall, there
are 101 million U.S. adults that do not have a job right now.
One in TEN Cell Phone Antenna Sites Violates Gov’t Limit on
Excessive EMF Radiation
Daily Sheeple - Did you know there are over 2.3 million cell
towers and antennas blanketing the United States right now?...
Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, a team of six
engineers evaluated more than 5,000 of these cites and found
that one in ten is violating the rules on excessive
radiation.... Oh, and apparently the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has only issued TWO — that’s two — citations to
cell carriers since adopting these limits nearly twenty years
ago way back in 1996.
Chinese Firm Moves into Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”
AllGov - A Chinese company with a history of environmental
problems in its home country is building a methanol plant in an
area of Louisiana where cancer rates and other health problems
are already high because of the activities of U.S. petrochemical
companies in the area. The methanol plant would be in St. James
Parish, which is 90% African-American, and whose residents say
they had no voice in the decision.
Faulting EPA, Green Leaders Warn Obama: Bees Running Out of Time
Common Dreams - In a letter destined for President Obama on
Thursday, eleven of the nation's top environmental and public
health advocacy groups, representing millions of Americans, are
demanding the administration take much stronger and swifter
action to end the perilous situation of the nation's most
prolific pollinators, most prominently the honey bee, caused by
the widespread use of neonicotinoids, a dangerous class of
Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch
butterflies - report
RT - Monsanto’s Roundup Ready system – a potent herbicide
combined with genetically-modified seeds that can withstand it –
has decimated the monarch butterfly’s only source of food in the
Midwest, putting it on the edge of extinction, according to a
New White House Petition Asks Military-Industrial Complex to
Stop “Broadcasting Radar Signals into People”
Daily Sheeple - “These frequencies are being broadcast to
peoples homes, bodies, work, to enable building penetrating
tomography, remote brain scans of high resolution, and as a
weapon, they will direct these frequencies into citizens
tissue/brains to assault, control, maim, and kill,” it reads…
Is This the Beginning of the End for Animal Testing?
AllGov - Animal testing could someday be replaced by advanced
microchips currently under development. A German research group
has created a “synthetic organism on a miniature chip” that can
simulate a human body for the purposes of testing new medicines.
If successful, it would eliminate the need to test new therapies
on animals, which are currently used at the early stages of drug
testing. Such a development “would be nothing short of a
revolution to the pharmaceutical industry,” said SingularityHub.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
USDA Inspectors Admit To Poop, Hair, Toenails In Factory Pork
Melissa Cronin - Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) has been trying out a new, faster way of inspecting
the slaughter of hogs, known as the The Hazard Analysis and Critical
Control Pont Inspection Models Project (HIMP)... The jarring affidavit
from Ferguson, who retired last year after 23 years as a meat inspector,
noted that at one plant 1,300 hogs were slaughtered per hour, compared
to 1,100 per hour before the program was implemented. The result?
Inspectors aren't stopping to remove defects — meaning meat contaminated
with hair, toenails and bile is likely getting shipped out to consumers.
"It's just nuts," he added.
Evidence emerges that measles outbreaks are deliberately
encouraged by Big Pharma to ignite vaccine hysteria
(NaturalNews) We now have new transcriptions from this document
filed with the United States government, which reveals shocking
details about the vaccine fraud witnessed firsthand by Big
Pharma's own scientists. The document is entitled United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Civil
action No. 10-4374. "Complaint for Violations of the Federal
False Claims Act."
Infographic: Vaccine Circular Logic
(NaturalNews) Vaccines are the only product that benefit from
reverse market logic: The greater their failure rate, the more
positive publicity and sales they receive.
Woman dies of sepsis after getting flu shot; CDC claims it as
flu death, urges public to get vaccinated
(NaturalNews) A Wisconsin radiology technician who was recently
forced by her employer to get a flu shot died just days later
after contracting sepsis, according to reports. Katie McQuestion,
a 26-year-old from Kenosha, reportedly took the jab in
compliance with her hospital's demands, resulting in a rapid
progression from good health to severe illness to gruesome
Measles vaccines kill more people than measles, CDC data proves
(NaturalNews) Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reveal that
nobody has died from measles in more than 10 years, while at
least 108 deaths reported in VAERS during the same time frame
have been linked to measles vaccines.
Even if You Exercise, Sitting Eight Hours a Day Significantly
Increases Your Risk of Dying From Any Cause
Dr. Mercola - Sitting for more than eight hours a day is
associated with a 90 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Those who sit the most have a 147 percent increased relative
risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who sit the
least; all-cause mortality is increased by 50 percent. Sitting
also increases lung cancer 54 percent; uterine cancer by 66
percent, and colon cancer by 30 percent.
Citrus essential oils help prevent liver cancer
(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal Archives of
Biochemistry and Biophysics suggests that the scent of
citronella can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, including
cancer of the liver. Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum,
say terpenes, a main component of essential oils, can prevent or
slow cancer cell growth.
Measles Outbreak: CA Senators Push Legislation to Force Parents
Sputnik News - In the midst of its worst measles outbreak in 20
years, two California state senators will push to repeal the
"personal belief exemption" that allows parents to opt out of
vaccinating their children against preventable diseases.
GOP Hero Ben Carson Supports Mandatory Vaccination
Brandon Turbeville - Carson, who is a neurosurgeon, recently
sounded off on the recent media-induced vaccine controversy.
Being a major part of the medical establishment and given the
thorough indoctrination medical doctors are given in medical
school by the pharmaceutical companies, it is not surprising
that he would look favorably upon the process of vaccination.
However, his comments on the process of mandatory vaccination
and the right of refusal is what should produce the shock.
VIDEO: Vaccine Inserts Say Recipients are Contagious for 28 Days
Experimental Vaccines - Kenny Valenzuela tries to break through
the pro-vaccine propaganda mind control matrix that is now
reaching red alert levels. So, let's go to the vaccine inserts
Woman Contracts Polio Virus ‘From Vaccinated Infant’
Natural Society - In 1977, one of attorney Walter Kyle’s first
ever vaccine injury cases involved a mother who acquired
paralytic polio from mutated Sabin live trivalent oral polio
vaccine [TOPV] viruses shed from her three-month-old infant’s
diapers. This case isn’t new by any means, but it shows just how
damaging vaccines can be, and why the US is trying to overturn
citizen’s rights to sue pharmaceutical companies for vaccine
The CDC called me yesterday; what they wanted to know may shock
Shepard Ambellas - I received a call from the Center for Disease
Control (CDC). It was a recorded message, a survey. They wanted
to know how many people, including children resided in my
household and how many of them were vaccinated....
* Related 2011 article:
CDC now calling U.S. households and demanding child immunization
records as part of vaccine surveillance and tracking program
Solving the MSG Problem with Magnesium
(NaturalNews) The concern about MSG and glumtames in the food
supply has hit a new all-time high since Codex Alimentarium
rules are being enforced. Codex, through the WHO and WTO (World
Trade Organization) creates the standards by which foods can be
Super Energy Kale Soup
Dr. Mercola - Eating kale and other cruciferous vegetables two
to three times a week or, even better, four to five times a
week, is an easy way to significantly boost your health. Just
one cup of kale will flood your body with disease-fighting
vitamins K, A, and C, along with respectable amounts of
manganese, copper, B vitamins, fiber, calcium, and potassium.
VIDEO: Measles, Back In The Days Before The Marketing Of The Vaccine
He's only got measles!
Must Watch: The Exploding Autoimmune Epidemic - Dr. Tent
Activist Post - Diverse Health Services presents Dr. Tent's April 2012
two-hour lecture; The Exploding Autoimmune Epidemic. Dr. Tent highlights
the hypocrisy contained within the mainstream medical establishment, as
well as the massive amount of corruption as health care and politics
intermingles at an ever greater rate. He thoroughly covers the history
of cancer, viruses, autoimmune diseases, vaccines, human
experimentation, bioweapons and more.
VIDEO: Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines - Movie - directed
by Gary Null
Gary Null - Silent Epidemic, by award winning film director Gary Null,
is the first documentary to investigate thoroughly the true medical
record and the historical evidence about vaccine marvels. Conventional
medicine has herald the invention of vaccines as a miracle of modern
science. It claims that vaccines have been proven to prevent and
eradicate infectious diseases. We are told that vaccines are safe and
effective, and that "herd immunity" can be achieved if a high percentage
of a population is vaccinated. However, does the science support these
claims and what are the untold consequences?
February 5, 2015 - Today in History:
1783 - Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.
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.
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.
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.
1999 - Mike Tyson was sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting two
people after a car accident on August 31, 1998. Tyson was also fined
$5,000, had to serve 2 years of probation, and had to perform 200 hours
of community service upon release.
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 Americans.
2003 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence to the
U.N. concerning Iraq's material breach of U.N. Resolution 1441.
Kremlin confirms Hollande, Merkel visit to discuss end to Ukraine civil
RT - The French president said he would travel to Kiev with the German
chancellor on Thursday, to find a peaceful solution to the intensifying
violence in the Ukrainian conflict. They are set to visit Moscow on the
second day of their trip on Friday.
It Is About To Get Ugly: Oil Is Crashing And So Is Greece
Economic Collapse - The price of oil collapsed by more than 8 percent on
Wednesday, and a decision by the European Central Bank has Greece at the
precipice of a complete and total financial meltdown.
Paul Craig Roberts – The New Greek Government May Be Assassinated
KWN - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts stunned King World News when he said that
the new Greek government may be assassinated because the stakes are so
high. ... “There is much more involved here with Greece than just the
interests of the creditor banks, who still want to be paid 100 cents on
the dollar. There is another strong interest and this is the interest of
the centralizing European Union government and the interest of the
European Central Bank as the policy-maker for all of the countries. So
they are using the Greek crisis to establish that ruling power
Canada’s Sands Oil Production Depends on Saudi Arabia, Not Keystone
Sputnik News - Former UN official David Livingston said the fate of the
Canadian tar sands oil production may not depend on the Keystone XL
pipeline, unlike possible Saudi Arabia’s intention to keep oil prices
low.... Livingston explained that Canada and Saudi Arabia are “quietly
locked in a very competitive battle for market share in the heavy oil
market,” particularly in the US Gulf Coast. “If the Saudis truly wish to
impair the long-term prospects for the oil sands, they could do so by
keeping the oil price at its current level for at least two years. This
would have an impact on future investment decisions arguably equal to or
greater than any decision on Keystone XL,” Livingston added.
'Historic' Vote As Wales Joins Scotland in Saying No to Fracking
Common Dreams - Just one week after Scotland announced its moratorium on
fracking, the Welsh government voted on Wednesday to block the toxic
method of shale gas extraction until it is proven safe from
environmental and public health standpoints.
Marines caught in ISIS video? MSM says ISIS wearing Marine fatigues
WALB News - The video of the terror group ISIS executing a Jordanian
pilot appeared to show militants wearing U.S. military-like uniforms.
The militants wore camouflage resembling a pattern licensed to the U.S.
Marine Corps. The footage, released Tuesday, showed the Jordanian pilot
being burned alive while confined in a cage.
Moussaoui Says Saudis Funded al-Qaeda, Says Nothing About U.S. Role in
Creating Terror Group
Kurt Nimmo - Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th September 11
hijacker, has fingered members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family as major
al-Qaeda donors. The New York Times reports the Saudis deny the
accusation and dismiss Moussaoui as mentally deranged. They say the
allegation was rejected by the 9/11 commission. Moussaoui made similar
claims in November. Despite the Saudi denial, there is plenty of
evidence Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Pakistan organized, funded
and trained the so-called “Afghan Arabs” that would ultimately become
al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Is The US Already Arming Kiev With Lethal Weapons?
Brandon Turbevilles - the Obama administration “mulls” the possibility
of arming the Ukrainian government’s fascist forces with “lethal”
weapons, recent reports have revealed that Kiev is intentionally
targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure in the Donetsk and
Lugansk regions of Eastern Ukraine. Other reports also suggest that the
debate over whether or not to provide lethal assistance to the Ukrainian
government was settled to the affirmative some time ago.
Leaked Audio Proves 2011 Libya War Rationale a Fraud
Voices of Liberty - Truth is the first casualty in war, but in Libya
it’s resurrecting. There was never any evidence to support President
Obama’s and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s claims to oust the
Muammar Gaddafi government in Libya. Just released audio tapes reveal
the hurry to war was all propaganda. Pentagon and Congressional
personnel privy to reality worked in secret to prevent the U.S.
intervention in Libya that lasted over seven months.
ECB Pulls The Trigger: Blocks Funding To Greece Via Debt Collateral -
Zero Hedge - What this means simply is that since Greek banks are now
unable to pledge Greek bonds as collateral and fund themselves, and
liquidity is about to evaporate, the ECB has effectively just given a
green light for Greek bank runs, as suddenly it has removed, both
mathematically but worse politically, a key support pillar from
underneath the already bailed out Greek banking system, (or merely a
negotiating move to let Greece see just what kind of chaos this will
create ahead of the big D-Day on Feb 25th when ELA could be withdrawn).
New Snowden Docs: Western Spy Agencies Rely on Hackers
Sputnik News - The US, UK and Canadian governments have been exploiting
the information stolen by the same hackers they vilify and aggressively
prosecute, according to documents leaked by National Security Agency
whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Jail for helping homeless? Norway MPs want to criminalize both begging
RT - Norwegian lawmakers are working on a bill to introduce a national
ban on begging in the streets and even want to extend it by proposing
jail for helping the homeless with money, food or shelter. According to
the draft of the law, begging in the streets will be punishable with
fines and even imprisonment for up to one year. This was the original
plan when the draft first emerged in June.
Iceland Decided To Do This With The Last McDonald’s Meal EVER Sold!
Natural Blaze - After spending over a year in Iceland’s National Museum,
the last McDonalds meal sold in the country will now be going on display
at the Bus Hostel in Reykjavik. The world-famous fast food chain shut
down its Iceland locations in 2009,and even after all this time the last
meal sold in the country has still not become rotten or moldy.
‘Ebola cases rise for first time in weeks’
Press TV - In the first weekly increase in new Ebola cases in 2015, the
United Nations health agency said on Wednesday that 124 new cases had
been registered in the three West African countries affected the most by
the virus. The organization said that Sierra Leone had registered 80 new
cases, Guinea 39, and Liberia five.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
'Less Lethal' Parachute Bullets Being Tested by Trigger-Happy
Common Dreams - Nearly six months after a white Ferguson police
officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, city
law enforcement has devised a dubious response to the sustained
protests that have swept this Missouri municipality. They are
calling it a "less lethal" gun attachment which purports to slow
a bullet when fired, so that it wounds a person, potentially
breaks a few ribs, but allegedly does not kill him or her.
US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Repeal, Replace
Sputnik News - The US House of Representatives passed a bill to
repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare by
recorded vote: 239 - 186.... The White House issued a statement
saying US President Barack Obama strongly opposes the bill and
would veto it.
California City Council Approves Armored SWAT Ambulance, Despite
Adan Salazar - “What do you need an ambulance for… in a tank?
Are we expecting to go to war?” Police in a Bay Area town will
soon be receiving an armored rescue vehicle amid opposition from
protesters who fear cops will misuse the gear.... The city
bought the vehicle with the help of a $200,000 grant from the
Department of Homeland Security, to which demonstrators gathered
outside of council chambers chanted, “Thanks, but no tanks.”
Man Sues TSA After Being Jailed on False Bomb Threat Charges
Mikael Thalen -The incident began in 2013 when Roger Vanderklok,
a 57-year-old architect and marathon runner, was flagged by TSA
during a security screening at the Philadelphia International
Airport. Vanderklok’s carry-on, which contained a
heart-monitoring watch and several PowerBars, was deemed
suspicious after going through the X-ray scanner. For the next
half-hour, TSA agents repeatedly searched Vanderklok’s
belongings, demanding to know if he possessed any “organic
matter.” Assuming organic matter to be fruits and vegetables
exclusively, Vanderklok answered no, angering TSA agents who
stated that PowerBars fell under the category.
School Cop Inflicts Brain Damage on One Kid, Punches One Who Cut
Activist Post - In January he pushed and punched a 13-year-old
in the face, knocking the kid to the floor, whom he believed had
cut in line in the cafeteria. He charged the student for
menacing and resisting arrest (!) and acted on it under lies.
The middle-schooler then had to be treated at Kosair Hospital.
He placed another student in a chokehold, cutting off blood flow
to the brain and inducing unconsciousness - just a few days
after the first incident. But, instead of calling for medical
help for the unconscious kid, Hardin placed him in handcuffs for
the rest of the day. This resulted in brain injury.
IRS Warns Of Delayed Refunds, Long Waits For Taxpayers &
Forbes - Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Koskinen
has advised employees that the budget cuts will result in
reduced services to taxpayers. In an email to employees sent
earlier today, Commissioner Koskinen advised that “realistically
we have no choice but to do less with less.” What does that mean
Chemtrail Source Material Finally Unveiled
Activist Post - For the last two decades the source material for
chemtrails has been a mystery. Finally, the apparent ‘perfect’
element base material of chemtrails sprayed from airplanes—both
government and commercial—that causes blanket clouds and
welsbach reflective materials in the atmosphere, has been
identified. It’s coal fly ash wastes from coal burning power
plants! Apparently, coal ash—both types—is difficult and
extremely expensive to dispose of, something like a billion
dollar problem per plant, according to the video.
Smart meter fire kills 74-year old man in Dallas, Texas
Take Back Your Power - A family believes an Oncor electrical
meter sparked a fire that killed a man in South Dallas Tuesday
night. Now, investigators are working with Oncor to see whether
that’s the cause.... The Public Utilities Commission says it has
not received safety complaints about smart meters before, but
smart meter installations were blamed for two house fires in
Arlington back in 2010.
Health insurer Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach
(Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc , which has nearly 40
million U.S. customers, said late on Wednesday that hackers had
breached one of its IT systems and stolen personal information
relating to current and former consumers and employees. The
information accessed during the "very sophisticated attack" did
include names, birthdays, social security numbers, street
addresses, email addresses and employment information, including
income data, the company said.
US Navy Unveils Firefighting Robot
Sputnik News - Researchers at Virginia Tech in cooperation with
the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research presented a firefighting
robot, capable of mobility aboard a ship, manipulating doors and
fire hoses, and equipped with sensors to see and navigate
New NSA Guidelines Allow Use of Intercepted Info Against US
Sputnik News - The government can use information in court about
US citizens obtained through the Foreign Surveillance
Intelligence Act (FISA) which ostensibly targets only
foreigners, according to an Obama administration report released
DHS is giving police departments social media surveillance
MassPrivateI - WA: A nearly $70,000 DHS social media monitoring
grant obtained by Benton County Emergency Management helped pay
for the social media intelligence software — the first of its
kind in the Tri-Cities. Variations of the software are used
nationwide.... The software gathers real-time and old posts from
around the area and organizes the data for officials to review.
They can track where a post came from and use keyword searches
to follow conversations on several sites. Police claim reviewing
social media sites is routinely part of the investigative
process and their hope is this will be another tool to track
Big brother is spying on you in parking lots and hotels
MassPrivateI - Newspapers like the Boston Globe, Monroe News and
Mercury News reported, a nationwide network of unmarked cars
armed with automated plate readers are hoovering up data from
cars in parking lots. License plate tracking companies like the
'Virtual Parking Manager' assert that collecting the data is
covered by the First Amendment, even when they make their data
pools available to law enforcement agencies.
FCC chairman proposes regulating Internet like phone service
(AP) - In an op-ed to Wired magazine posted online, Federal
Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said his plan
would regulate Internet service much like phone service or any
other public utility by applying Title II of the 1934
Communications Act. Wheeler said he would not use the new
regulations to tell broadband providers how much to charge
customers or to impose tariffs. Industry has fought against this
approach, contending that it would only be a matter of time
before the rules grow more stringent and discourage investment.
Coming to USA? China Will Force Users Of Web Services To
Register Their Real Name
TechCrunch - China began intensifying its crackdown on VPN
services last month, and now the country’s internet regulator
has turned its attention to domestic websites and services. New
regulations announced by the Cyberspace Administration of China
today require users of social media, websites, forums, and other
online services to register their real name and official ID from
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
GeneWatch Warns of Superbug Danger from GMO Insect Factories
Sustainable Pulse - In a new report published today, GeneWatch
UK publishes evidence that genetically modified (GM) insect
factories could spread antibiotic resistant bacteria into the
environment, posing a risk to human health.... UK company Oxitec
has developed GM mosquitoes and agricultural pests which are
bred using the common antibiotic tetracycline in their feed.
Prescription Painkillers Lack Evidence of Safety and
Effectiveness for Long-Term Use
Dr. Mercola - The excessive use of over-the-counter (OTC)
painkillers like acetaminophen is equally troublesome,
accounting for about 100,000 emergency room visits each year due
to overdosing. aking just 25 percent more than the daily
recommended dose of acetaminophen—the equivalent of just two
extra strength pills per day—can cause liver damage after just a
couple of weeks of daily use, and acetaminophen poisoning
accounts for nearly half of all acute liver failure cases in the
3 Whole Food Supplements that Go Beyond Multivitamins
Natural Society - There’s no denying that multivitamins can have
a positive effect on the human body (just make sure they
actually contain the vitamin, food, or herb advertised). But the
problem is that most multivitamins are a collection of isolated
nutrients selected and combined by the company making the
product. Many natural health authorities have pointed out that
when nature does the selecting and combining, the end product is
a whole food with a much better nutritional profile.
Another "shocker" from the American Cancer Society
(NaturalNews) On its website, the American Cancer Society lists
a number of breast cancer risk factors. When it comes to diet
and vitamin intake, however, the ACS labels evidence regarding
these factors as "unclear." Yet, the result IS clear: breast
cancer patients are not being empowered with the scientific
evidence linking nutrition to cancer prevention.
Left-Right Paradigm Warps Vaccine Debate
Activist Post - In the most intense barrage of propaganda
regarding vaccination yet, Hillary Clinton has fired the latest
salvo in the battle against those who have made the decision not
to vaccinate themselves or their children. Indeed, the battle
being waged now seems to be more about the freedom to make that
decision than it is about the science of vaccines.
Michigan CPS Seeking to Force Measles Vaccine on 4 Small Kids
Against Desire of Parents
Health Impact News - A judge will decide within days whether to
order four small children in an Oakland County family to be
immunized for measles, against the wishes of their parents, who
are fighting to retain rights to the children. Child protective
service workers were seeking to terminate the parental rights of
Brian and Amy Kenny of Highland Township, who have a long
history of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and child
neglect, when they learned the four children, ages 10 and under,
had not been inoculated against the measles.
Arizona Sued By Abused Foster Children!
Health Impact News - Arizona’s treatment of foster children is
so bad it actually puts kids at risk of greater harm, says a
federal class-action lawsuit filed today against the directors
of the Arizona Department of Child Safety and the Department of
Health Services. Ten foster children in Pima and Maricopa
counties are plaintiffs in the suit, which is packed with
details of Arizona children in state custody experiencing a
dizzying number of placements, separation from siblings,
deterioration in psychological health, and untreated physical
and mental health problems.
Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies For Tuberculosis
Adrienne Erin - Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is not simply an
old disease that killed Doc Holliday and plenty of people during
the early part of the 20th century. It afflicts 3 in 100,000
people today in the U.S., and today, we have more knowledge
about natural remedies and prevention than Doc Holliday did.
However, TB is still a serious disease that affects millions of
people worldwide, especially those in developing countries.
The Truth Spilled (Photos)
Susan Thixton - A semi-truck carrying "chopped dead fish" meant for cat
food overturned in Washington state. The picture posted speaks to the
many truths of pet food. Notice – this trailer, hauling this huge load
of scrap pieces of fish – is not refrigerated. Pet food (excuse me…pet
feed) regulations do not require raw materials to be transported or
warehoused under refrigeration or frozen. In other words – pet feed
ingredients such as meat or fish – could be spoiling/rotting for days
before it becomes a pet food (feed).
PETA Kills 88% of Pets In Its Care
Kit Daniels - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed at
least 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted in its care last year, in
contrast to “no kill” animal shelters which have adoption rates of over
90%. PETA took in 2,626 pets in 2014 but only found homes for 39, with
the rest either being killed within 24 hours or sent to kill
shelters.... “How much money did PETA take in last year from
unsuspecting donors who helped pay for this mass carnage? $51,933,001,”
pet advocate Nathan J. Winograd reported. “$50,449,023 in contributions,
$627,336 in merchandise sales, and $856,642 in interest and dividends.”
February 4, 2015 - 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 was established.
1861 - Delegates from six southern states met in Montgomery, AL, to form
the Confederate States of America.
1932 - The first Winter Olympics were held in the United States at Lake
1941 - The United Service Organizations (USO) was created.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a
conference at Yalta to outline plans for Germany's defeat.
1974 - Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the
Symbionese Liberation Army.
1976 - An earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras killed more than 22,000
1985 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan's defense budget called for a
tripling of the expenditure on the "Star Wars" research program.
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.
1999 - Warplanes from Israel attacked south Lebanon just after rockets
were fired toward Israel. No casualies were claimed on either side.
2003 - Yugoslavia was dissolved and replaced with a loose union of its
remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro.
2004 - The social networking website Facebook was launched.
Jordan executes 2 prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot to death
RT - Amman has executed two prisoners, including the Al-Qaeda would-be
suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, after promising a lethal response to
the brutal murder of a Jordanian pilot who had been captured by the
Islamic State. Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani identified the
second prisoner as Ziad al-Karbouli, AP reported, adding that both
executions took place early on Wednesday. The executions were carried
out by hanging, Reuters reported.
Was Jordanian pilot burned alive after sick Twitter campaign among ISIS
supporters to name his method of death?
UK Daily Mail - Thousands of ISIS supporters took to Twitter in the days
after Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured to suggest sick
methods of execution – including the two techniques that ultimately
resulted in his death, it emerged today. Kasasbeh was seen being burnt
alive before being run over by a bulldozer in a 22-minute-long video
released by the terror group yesterday, in which the level of barbarism
and brutality sunk to new lows, even by ISIS’ depraved standards.
BRICS bank legislation submitted to Russian parliament
RT - The Russian government has submitted a bill to parliament to ratify
the BRICS bank. The New Development Bank will have assets of $100
billion from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and rival the
World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The New Development Bank
agreement will come into force only after all five countries ratify the
Hundreds Try to Storm Ukrainian President's Office in Kiev
Sputnik News - The protesters demand access to the Ukrainian
administration’s conference room to make a TV statement. They also
allegedly called for the resignation of the Ukrainian security agencies'
chiefs, including the country's defense minister.
ISIS Burns Alive Jordanian Hostage Pilot; Offers Gold Reward For Death
Of More Coalition Pilots
Zero Hedge - ISIS released a video showing a Jordanian pilot captured by
the Islamic State extremist group being burned to death. According to
AP, which could not confirm tha authenticity of the video, the clip was
released on militant websites and bore the logo of the extremist group's
al-Furqan media service. The 20-minute-long video "featured the slick
production and graphics used in previous videos released by the group."
Jordan vows 'revenge' for ISIS execution of pilot hostage
RT - Jordan will execute failed suicide bomber Sajida Al-Rishawi "within
hours", as revenge for the ISIS killing of hostage pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh,
a security official told AFP. Earlier, Jordan offered to swap the two
prisoners. "The revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit
Jordan," army spokesman Colonel Mamdouh al Ameri said in a televised
statement as cited by Reuters, after a video surface of the pilot being
burned alive. A government spokesman promised a "strong, earth-shaking
and decisive" response to the execution.
US Coalition Conducts 14 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq
Sputnik News - The US-led coalition continued their onslaught against
Islamic State (IS) conducting five airstrikes against IS militants in
Syria and nine in Iraq between Monday and Tuesday, the US Central
Command said in a statement released Tuesday.
"This Is Effectively 'World War III'", Iraq Warns "All The World's
Capitals Are Under Threat From ISIS"
Zero Hedge - With nearly 1400 killed in Iraq in January alone (800 of
them civilians), Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told his
visiting Austrian counterpart today that "the fight against Islamic
State is effectively 'World War III' and that all the world's major
capitols are under threat."
Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: The Entire Oil Collapse Is All
About Crushing Russian Control Over Syria
Zero Hedge - And so the great chess game involving Saudi Arabia, Russia,
the United States, Qatar, Syria, ISIS, Ukraine, natural gas and lots and
lots of oil, is finally revealed.
Argentine President Arrest Warrant Discovered At Dead Prosecutor's Home
Zero Hedge - It would have provoked a crisis without precedents in
Argentina," exclaims a political analyst after, as The NYTimes reports,
a draft of a warrant for the arrest of President Cristina Fernández de
Kirchner - accusing her of trying to shield Iranian officials from
responsibility in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center - was found at
dead prosecutor Alberto Nisman's home. The new revelation has further
inflamed theories regarding the heightened tensions between him and the
government before he was found dead, as "it would have been a scandal on
a level previously unseen."
UK Gives Green Light to Combining DNA of Three Parents in Unborn Babies
Sputnik News - The lower house of the UK parliament voted by an
overwhelming majority on Tuesday to allow the use of a third-person DNA
to fix genetic disorders in unborn babies, making Britain the first
country to do so.
Every Second Child Born in Spain to Be Diagnosed With Cancer
Sputnik News - Every second person born in Spain will likely be
diagnosed with cancer, President of the Spanish Society of Medical
Oncology (SEOM) Pilar Garrido said Tuesday. Speaking at the ceremony
marking World Cancer day observed on February 4, Garrido said that over
227,000 new cases of cancer will be recorded in Spain in 2015.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama: ‘Deploying All Assets’ to Rescue American Woman Held by
Breitbart - President Barack Obama told the Today Show the
United States is working to release a 26-year-old American woman
from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). The terrorists captured the
woman on August 30. The family requested that the media not
release the woman’s identity. Authorities believe she is the
only American left with the Islamic State.
Obama Admin Grants Immunity To CDC Scientist That Fudged Vaccine
Report…Whistleblower Plans To Testify Before Congress
Daily Caller - The Obama administration has granted
whistleblower immunity to a federal government scientist that
claimed he intentionally omitted information in a study that
could have shown a race-based link between vaccines and
childhood diseases including autism. That scientist, still
employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is
working closely with a congressman’s office to tell his story to
lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Obama Responds to ISIS Burning Pilot Alive – by Promoting
Kit Daniels - After the Islamic State released a video Tuesday
showing ISIS militants lighting pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on fire
as he stood in a cage, Obama contrasted the death and
destruction of ISIS with the “benefits” of Obamacare, which he
claimed makes “people healthier” and “their lives better.”
St. Louis Police Threaten to Quit or Slowdown If Civilian
Daily Sheeple - St. Louis, MO– A bill to create a seven-member
civilian oversight board for the St. Louis Police Department is
looking like a sure bet to pass next month. The majority of the
Board of Aldermen and even Mayor Francis are attaching their
names to it.
Cops Burst Into 11 Year Old Girl’s Bedroom, Order Her To Floor
Steve Watson - Florida police officers let themselves into a
Groveland home last week, then ran into a young girl’s bedroom,
pointing guns at her and yelling at her to drop to the floor.
Jean Guirand, the girl’s father, is seeking justice after the
cops responded to a burglar alarm by entering a side door to the
property, making their way upstairs and into the child’s room
without identifying themselves.
Why I Skipped Super Bowl Sunday This Year — It’s Just a Football
The PPJ Gazette by Gary G. Kohls, MD - A surprising 50% of the
US population didn’t watch the 9 hours of TV coverage of Super
Bowl Sunday this year. I confess that I was one of them. And it
wasn’t the first time that I have intentionally skipped the
over-hyped, often tiresome Super Bowl extravaganza, reportedly
the day when there is more domestic abuse than any other day of
the year. I suppose such an act will be counted as heresy among
some of my friend, but so be it.
Report: The Gravy Train Is Over For Welfare Recipients: ‘Earn
Your Keep or Go Hungry’
Mac Slavo - In the State of Maine, it’s time for those who have
been collecting welfare and providing the taxpayers nothing in
return to get to work. A law passed in 2008 was put on hold
because of the recession and high unemployment, but the governor
has reinstated it and is now moving to force at least 6,000 of
the state’s welfare recipients to either get a job or go hungry.
Attempt to pay property taxes in $1 bills lands man in jail
Blacklisted News - According to the affidavit: The deputy was at
the Annex, 600 Scott Street, just after 2 p.m. when Wichita
County Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth asked Timothy Andrew
Norris, 27, to leave the tax office. Smyth accused Norris of
disrupting the operation and efficiency of the tax office by
attempting to pay $600-worth of property taxes with $1 bills.
The bills were said to be folded so tightly it “required tax
office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill.”
White House Predicts Record 3.176 Trillion in Tax Revenues...
CNS News- The data that the White House published with President
Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal yesterday indicate that the
federal deficit will increase by 20 percent during this fiscal
year (2015) even though the administration predicts the Treasury
will bring in record revenue during the year.
S&P to pay $1.4 billion settlement to end probe stemming from
RT - One of the world's biggest credit rating agencies has
agreed to pay United States prosecutors nearly $1.4 billion to
settle claims it defrauded investors ahead of the 2008 financial
crisis. Under the terms of the settlement acknowledged on
Tuesday this week, Wall Street giant Standard & Poor's will pay
a total of $1.375 billion in order to settle allegations that it
knowingly defrauded investors by manipulating interest rates
ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.
How Wall Street got snowed on weather derivatives
Fortune - A few years ago, the market for financial contracts
based on snowfall was, for lack of a better phrase, heating up.
More and more firms began popping up to sell the specialized
weather derivatives. Insurance firms hired traders who would
focus on buying and selling the contracts. The Chicago
Mercantile Exchange listed dozens of contracts based on snowfall
in numerous cities that could be traded like stocks, and were
expected to rise and fall daily based on the forecast. A number
of large Wall Street firms seemed interested in getting into the
Good Samaritans donate to Detroit man who walks 21 miles to work
RT - Unable to afford a car, Detroit resident James Robertson
walks a 21 mile round trip to his factory job each day. A local
man noticed his plight and began offering him rides. Now, an
online donation page has reeled in plenty of money for a car –
and more. As of 3:20 p.m. EST, the GoFundMe page ‘Help James
Robertson Get a Car’ had more than $222,000 in donations.
Mercury levels in Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna Increasing
Daily Sheeple - Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin
tuna are increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent or more per year,
according to a new University of Michigan-led study that
suggests rising atmospheric levels of the toxin are to blame.
US Issuing Licenses for Mineral Mining on Moon
Sputnik News - The United States government is taking a new and early
approach to spur commercial development of space. The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has started issuing companies licenses to own land
on the moon.... Under such license, the company that develops inflatable
space habitats, will have exclusive rights to a territory and related
areas on the moon, where it can set up an inflatable habitat and perform
mining and exploration.
Google is paying AdBlock to unblock their ads
Phandroid - If you’re a savvy internet user you’re probably using some
sort of ad blocker (though hopefully not on your favorite sites). The
most popular ad blocker is called AdBlock Plus, which boasts over 300
million downloads worldwide. That’s a lot of advertising dollars that
are going unseen by internet users. Google, along with Amazon, Microsoft
and Taboola, have decided to do something about it. The Financial Times
is reporting that these companies have paid AdBlock Plus to allow their
ads to pass through the blocking software.
Missouri company invents amazing survival moped that could help you bug
out on a gallon of gas
(NaturalNews) The Survival Bike is actually a moped designed to be, as
the MOTOPED website puts it, "a utilitarian, military-inspired
super-hauler," ideal for bugging out in style on two wheels. It has a
primary fuel tank and two auxiliary tanks which allow up to 500 miles of
travel without a fill-up.
7 must-have spices to stockpile for survival
(NaturalNews) Grumpy G of Prepography.com has prepared a list of
"must-have" spices which will add flavor to your post-apocalyptic
mealtimes while also providing health benefits that will keep you in top
condition during a prolonged crisis.
Survival Basics: The Six Enemies of Food Storage
Natural Blaze - With the rapid escalation of food prices, I want to
reintroduce you to the six enemies of food storage. They are important
to understand and, even if they are sometimes unavoidable, the six
enemies are good to keep in mind as you invest in food for your prepper
B vitamin deficiency will drive you insane - here's the best
(NaturalNews) If you do choose to supplement with B vitamins, it
is important to take a full B complex. Taking one or more B
vitamin over an extended period of time can cause deficiencies
in other B vitamins. Remember a healthy diet is one that
consists of 80% raw, fresh, organic produce - more vegetables
than fruits along with healthy omega 3 fats. To properly absorb
and assimilate B vitamins, you must have balanced healthy fats
in the body and a healthy gut that's not overrun with Candida.
Six preventable disorders America has manufactured, perpetuated
(NaturalNews) Cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's,
osteoporosis and heart disease barely even existed in the USA
100 years ago. Doctors were going broke. Natural remedies were
in full swing, including those used by herbal healers, the
American Indians, midwives and doctors who made house calls. So
much for that.
Libs Trash Sen. Rand Paul for Daring to Have Opinion About
Kurt Nimmo - Kentucky Senator and putative presidential
candidate Rand Paul has serious issues with the state telling
parents to vaccinate their kids.... “I have heard of many tragic
cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with
profound mental disorders after vaccines,” Rand Paul said in
during an interview. “But I think the parents should have some
input. The state doesn’t own your children.”
Fox Host on Mandatory Vaccines: “Some Things Require Big
Paul Joseph Watson - After both Rand Paul and Chris Christie
said that the government should not have the power to make
childhood vaccines mandatory, Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and
Bill O’Reilly agreed that the state should be able to force
parents into giving their kids shots, arguing “some things
require big brother”.
GNC, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens accused of selling adulterated
Washington Post - A warning to herbal supplement users: Those
store-brand ginkgo biloba tablets you bought may contain
mustard, wheat, radish and other substances decidedly non-herbal
in nature, but they’re not likely to contain any actual ginkgo
biloba. That’s according to an investigation by the New York
State attorney general’s office into store-brand supplements at
four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.
Pet Food - Funding Human Food Safety
Susan Thixton - What is another huge difference between human food and
pet food? Significant income earned by State Department of Agricultures
from pet food. Animal food manufacturers are required to register in
each state their products are sold in and pay fees per tonnage sold in
each state, human food doesn’t register and doesn’t pay a dime.... And
who ultimately pays these fees (end cost of the pet food)? Consumers.
One would think, that since pet food/animal feed registration and
licensing fees would make pet foods/animal feeds safer than human
Susan Thixton - The science to prove the risks to pets of various
mycotoxins is abundant. As well, there is science to prove a toxic
synergy occurs when multiple mycotoxins are present in a food. So why -
with all this science to base risk on - have authorities not established
regulatory limits for all mycotoxins and their cumulative effect on
February 3, 2015 - Today in History:
1690 - The first paper money in America was issued by the Massachusetts
colony. it was used to pay soldiers that were fighting in the war
1783 - Spain recognized the independence of the United States.
1809 - The territory of Illinois was created.
1815 - The world's first commercial cheese factory was established in
1862 - Thomas Edison printed the "Weekly Herald" and distributed it to
train passengers traveling between Port Huron and Detroit, MI. It was
the first time a newspaper had been printed on a train.
1900 - In Frankfort, KY, gubernatorial candidate William Goebels died
from an assasin's bullet wounds. On August 18, 1900, Ex-Sec. of State
Caleb Powers was found guilt of conspiracy to murder Gov. Goebels.
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.
1945 - Russia agreed to enter World War II against Japan.
1984 - Challenger 4 was launched as the tenth space shuttle mission.
2009 - Eric Holder was sworn in as attorney general. He was the first
African-American to hold the post.
2011 - Tens of thousands of protesters staged unprecedented
demonstrations against Yemen's autocratic president, Ali Abdullah Saleh,
a key U.S. ally in battling Islamic militants.
The Golden Age Of Black Ops: US Special Forces Have Already Deployed To
105 Nations This Year
Zero Hedge - During the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014,
U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries - roughly
70% of the nations on the planet - according to Lieutenant Colonel
Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with U.S. Special Operations
Command (SOCOM). And this year could be a record-breaker, just 66 days
into fiscal 2015 - America’s most elite troops had already set foot in
105 nations, approximately 80% of 2014’s total. Despite its massive
scale and scope, this secret global war across much of the planet is
unknown to most Americans…”We want to be everywhere,” said Votel at
Meet the 77th Battalion – The British Army is Mobilizing 1,500 “Facebook
Warriors” to Spread Disinformation
Michael Krieger - The British Army will revive one of the most
contentious special forces units of the second world war, the Chindits,
as a new generation of “Facebook” warriors who will wage complex and
covert information and subversion campaigns.
Greece FinMin: "No U-Turn" In Our Position; "Write-Off Can Occur In
Several Methods" Spokesman Adds
Zero Hedge - [...] a day after the FT report sent futures soaring and
has been responsible for the jump in European stocks this morning, the
Greek finance minister made it quite clear that, as has been happening
on pretty much every day since his ascent to power, he has been
misinterpreted and that as Bloomberg noted a little over na hour ago,
"there has been no "U-turn" on the Greek debt position, adding that "Our
promise is solid, debt will be rendered sustainable even if haircut
replaced with euphemisms, swaps" Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis
Varoufakis comments in Twitter post.
Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as 'Gift to All European
Common Dreams - An official with Greece's newly elected Syriza party may
have sounded the death knell for a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal that has
faced a mountain of opposition from civil society. The deal is the
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now facing its
eighth round of talks between negotiators this week in Brussels. The
TTIP, which would be the biggest trade deal ever, has been criticized as
a corporate-friendly deal that threatens food and environmental safety
under the guise of "harmonization" of regulations.
Russia Begins WMD Defense Drills in Armenia and Near Ukraine
Sputnik News - Large-scale exercises of Russian radiation, chemical, and
biological defense troops have started on seven firing ranges in
Russia's Southern Military Region, as well as the Crimean Peninsula and
Armenia, Russia's news agency RIA-Novosti reports.
US-Backed Syrian Rebels Join Jihadist Coalition
SputnikNews - A rebel group in Syria supported by the United States
joined an alliance of largely jihadist groups that includes the Islamic
Front, a coalition backed by Saudi Arabia. The Hazzm movement joined the
Jabhat al-Shamiyya, or Levant Front, after an increasing number of
attacks against them by al-Qaeda’s al-Nusrah Front.
Obama & Merkel to Discuss Arming Ukraine in Washington Next Week
Sputnik News - For months, the United States has been supplying
non-lethal aid to Ukrainian forces. But a number of officials have urged
for that support to include lethal assistance, and with German
Chancellor Merkel visiting Washington next week, those talks will be on
Pakistan test-fires N-capable missile
Press TV - Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenous
nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) with a range of 350
kilometers (nearly 220 miles)… The test-fire comes just two days after
India performed a similar operation testing its longest-range
nuclear-capable ballistic missile…
Murderous Marxist Tyrant Mugabe to Lead African Union
The New American - As if to highlight for humanity the danger of the
regional regimes proliferating across the world, ruthless Marxist
dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe — among the most brutal tyrants on a
planet packed with despots — was selected to serve as “chairman” of the
so-called African Union.
UK government feared terrorists would weaponise Ebola
The Guardian - The Ministry of Defence has released a heavily redacted
report, prepared in October, that identified three scenarios involving
the exploitation of Ebola for bioterrorism. Details of the first
scenario are entirely blacked out, as are most of those of the second,
which is described as “logistically and technically challenging for a
non-state group to undertake”.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
War Is the New Normal: Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars
Common Dreams - The U.S. military’s recourse to private
contractors has strengthened the profit motive for war-making
and prolonged wars as well. Unlike the citizen-soldiers of past
eras, the mobilized warrior corporations of America’s new
mercenary moment -- the Halliburton/KBRs (nearly $40 billion in
contracts for the Iraq War alone), the DynCorps ($4.1 billion to
train 150,000 Iraqi police), and the Blackwater/Xe/Academis
($1.3 billion in Iraq, along with boatloads of controversy) --
have no incentive to demobilize.
US AFRICOM Commander Calls for "Huge" Military Campaign in West
Global Research - The US should prepare for operations in at
least four West African countries as part of a “huge
international and multinational” response aimed at forces
affiliated with Boko Haram, Rodriguez said. AFRICOM is already
preparing an “across the board response to the threat,”
Quietly classifying US spending on Afghanistan
Al Jazeera - “Just recently, information our agency has publicly
reported on every quarter for the last six years was suddenly
classified," said John F Sopko, special inspector general for
Afghanistan reconstruction. "This left SIGAR, for the first time
ever, unable to publicly report to the American taxpayer on the
status of a large portion of their over $60bn investment."
Pentagon Requests $1.6Bln for Ballistic Missile Defense
Sputnik News - The US Defense Department is asking for $1.6
billion to test and develop its ground-based interceptor
ballistic missile defense system, according to department’s
program acquisition document. “Additional funding is sought
for…missile defense ground based interceptor reliability ($1.6
billion),” the document issued Monday said.
Proposed US Defense Budget Includes $10.6Bln for F-35 Joint
Sputnik News - The proposed $585 billion Defense Department
budget includes $10.6 billion in funding for the procurement of
57 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Navy
and Marines, a program acquisition document released by the
Defense Department (DOD) said.
President to unveil $4 trillion budget that busts spending
The Hill - President Obama on Monday will unveil a nearly $4
trillion budget for 2016 that offers a tax cut for the middle
class and a $478 billion infrastructure plan, as well as new
taxes on the wealthy and businesses… The budget busts through
ceilings on spending that were introduced in a 2011 budget deal
between President Obama and House Republicans. The increased
spending is likely to be rejected by Republicans now in control
of the House and Senate.
FBI Official: We Need to “Keep Fear Alive” to Justify Terror
Paul Joseph Watson - Appearing in a documentary about how the
FBI entraps and provocateurs terror suspects, former FBI
assistant director Thomas Fuentes admits that the federal agency
needs to “keep fear alive” in order to justify budget increases.
More evidence that ATF stings were aimed at the weak, mentally
challenged and drug-addicted
The Washington Post - In December 2013, the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel found that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF) was conducting ridiculous sting operations in
several cities in which agents preyed on people with mental
problems and low IQs…Now the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports
similar problems at the ATF outpost there.
Man Calls 911, Responding Officer Shoots and Kills Caller AND
The Daily Sheeple - On the night of December 29, 2014, Kevin
Davis’ girlfriend was stabbed during a dispute with a roommate.
Davis did what most people would do – he called the police for
help. It would be the last call he ever made.
How Many People are Killed by Police? Crowdsourcing Identifies
the Officer-Involved Killings Government Doesn't Count
AllGov - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collects a
lot of crime data from cities, counties and states, but does not
ask law enforcement who they are killing and why. While
governments get ready to possibly gather that information, the
website Killed by Police is attempting to fill the gap by
crowdsourcing the question through Facebook.
Barack Obama Says That What America Really Needs Is Lots More
Economic Collapse - Despite the fact that the U.S. national debt
is on pace to approximately double during his eight years in the
White House, he has just proposed a budget that would take
government spending to crazy new heights. When Barack Obama took
the oath of office, the U.S. national debt was 10.6 trillion
dollars. Today, it has surpassed the 18 trillion dollar mark.
And even though we are being told that “deficits are going
down”, the truth is that the U.S. national debt increased by
more than a trillion dollars in fiscal 2014. But that isn’t good
enough for Obama.
Report: Federal Government Issued Nearly 5.5 Million Work
Permits to Foreign Nationals Since 2009
National Review - More than 5.46 million foreign nationals have
received work permits from the federal government since 2009,
according to a new report from the Center for Immigration
Studies. Data uncovered from the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services agency reveal that approximately 982,000
work permits were given to illegal immigrants and other foreign
nationals unqualified for admission, most of whom crossed the
border without inspection.
Fed's "Solid" Expansion Called Into Question as Big Name
Retailers Stampede into Bankruptcy
Wall Street On Parade - It was just last Wednesday that the U.S.
central bank, the Federal Reserve, released its monetary policy
statement and reassured the markets that “economic activity has
been expanding at a solid pace” with “strong job gains.” … The
Fed statement also came on the heels of thousands of job cut
announcements by companies like American Express (4,000),
Schlumberger (9,000), IBM (at least 2,000), Baker Hughes
(7,000), and Coca Cola (1,600 to 1,800). What’s happening among
U.S. retailers is also not suggesting strong job gains.
Majority of Americans don't have Bank Balances that Exceed One
AllGov - Eighty percent of those in this country could live for
a month or less on the money available to them from checking and
savings accounts and cash at home, according to research by the
Pew Charitable Trusts. Even when counting the money that’s hard
to access, such as that in 401(k) retirement accounts or getting
more credit, the average household could replace only four
months’ worth of income.
SF Bookstore Survived 100% Rent Increase, Great Recession &
Competition from Amazon and eBooks, but Not $15 Minimum Wage
EPJ - Overall, Borderlands has managed to defeat every problem
that has come our way. At the beginning of 2014, the future of
the business looked, if not rosy, at least stable and very
positive. We were not in debt, sales were meeting expenses and
even allowing a small profit, and, perhaps most importantly, the
staff and procedures at both the bookstore and the cafe were
well established and working smoothly. So it fills us with
sorrow and horror to say that we will be closing very soon.
As California Water Resources Dwindle, New Fears Over Drilling
Common Dreams - With the blessing of California state
regulators, drilling companies have injected an untold amount of
toxic wastewater left over from fracking and other drilling
operations into aquifers, according to an investigation by the
San Francisco Chronicle published on Sunday. In October, it was
confirmed that nearly 3 billion gallons of oil industry
wastewater had been illegally dumped in aquifers through at
least nine disposal wells.
Uber Opening Robotics Research Facility In Pittsburgh To Build
TechCrunch - Driver-on-demand service Uber is building a
robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to “kickstart autonomous
taxi fleet development,” sources close to the decision have
confirmed to TechCrunch. They say the company has hired talent
from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, including
lead engineering and commercialization experts.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
How to Grow Buckets Full of Blueberries at Home
Natural Blaze - Do you love the taste and health benefits of
blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well
in a short amount of time and doesn’t require a lot of space
(and can even be grown in a container)? Have you tried growing
blueberries and had poor results? This post is for you! Learn
how to grow blueberries at home in your own backyard.
Merck vaccine scientist threatened with jail time for trying to
expose massive vaccine data manipulation and fraud
(NaturalNews) Former Merck virologist Stephen A Krahling tried
to go to the FDA with evidence of vaccine research fraud taking
place at Merck, but he was threatened with jail time by Merck's
own people, according to a False Claims Act document he and
another co-worker filed with the federal government. Merck
senior management not only threatened jail time if the scientist
exposed the fraud; they also attempted to pay him off with
promises of financial bonuses if he kept quiet, the documents
Dr. Rowen: Measles Spread by those Vaccinated
Health Impact News - Worried about measles? If you are
vaccinated, you should be. If you are my age, and were lucky
enough to get wild measles, you needn’t worry at all. Measles
has been quite stubborn to be wiped out. In China, in one
province, 99% of children are vaccinated but measles runs
strong. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure that
one out. Clearly measles vaccine doesn’t work as advertised.
Study finds vitamin D helps prevent and treat colon cancer
(NaturalNews) More details on the cancer-preventive benefits of
vitamin D have been revealed in a new study published in the
journal Gut. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
in Boston found that vitamin D plays a critical role in
supporting immune system function, including in the prevention
and treatment of colon cancer.
L-Glutamine Changes Gut Bacteria Leading To Weight Loss
Mae Chan - L-Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in
your muscles and it plays a key role in protein metabolism, and
the ability to secrete human growth hormone, which helps
metabolize body fat and support new muscle growth. Researchers
have now found that a daily L-glutamine dose of 30 grams per day
was associated with a significant reduction in the ratio of
specific biomarkers for obesity.
4 Spices That Stomp Out Inflammation Even in Ordinary, Routine
Dr. Mercola - Normal, everyday amounts of these 4 spices - not
megadoses as found in a pill - can dampen induced inflammatory
responses in white blood cells. Discover these 4 nutritional
gems plus the top 10 most potent list... Gladly, they all add
nutrients but no calories.
Blueberries Could Lower Your Blood Pressure: RCT Data
Dr. Mercola - Eating the equivalent of one cup of blueberries
daily may help your blood pressure levels, but if you overdo it,
this strategy could backfire.
- February 2, 2015 - Today in History: GROUNDHOG DAY - Sees his
Shadow - More Winter!
1653 - New Amsterdam, now known as New York City, was incorporated.
1848 - The Mexican War was ended with the signing of the Treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty turned over portions of land to the U.S.,
including Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California and parts
of Colorado and Wyoming. The U.S. gave Mexico $15,000,000 and assumed
responsibility of all claims against Mexico by American citizens. Texas
had already entered the U.S. on December 29, 1845.
1848 - The first shipload of Chinese emigrants arrived in San Francisco,
1878 - Greece declared war on Turkey.
1887 - The beginning of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA.
1897 - The Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg was destroyed by
fire. The new statehouse was dedicated nine years later on the same
1913 - Grand Central Terminal officially opened at 12:01 a.m. Even
though construction was not entirely complete more than 150,000 people
visited the new terminal on its opening day.
1935 - Leonard Keeler conducted the first test of the polygraph machine,
in Portage, WI.
1943 - During World War II, the rest of Nazi forces from the Battle of
Stalingrad surrendered to the Soviets. Stalingrad has since been renamed
1945 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill left for a summit in Yalta with Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
1962 - The 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years.
1980 - The situation known as "Abscam" began when reports surfaced that
the FBI had conducted a sting operation that targeted members of the
U.S. Congress. A phony Arab businessmen were used in the operation.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton introduced the first balanced budget in 30
2004 - It was reported that a white powder had been found in an office
of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. The CDC (Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention) later confirmed that the powder was the poison
2007 - The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has
begun, is "very likely" caused by humans and will be unstoppable for
2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as U.S. secretary of state.
NATO to deploy extra troops in 6 E. European member states
RT - NATO is expected to station additional soldiers in six member
states in Eastern Europe as part of its new anti-Russian strategy. The
units would be small, but involved in possible deployment of the
alliance’s future ‘rapid response’ force. The additional NATO troops
would be posted to the three Baltic states, Romania, Bulgaria and
Poland, NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday.
Iraq Receives Second Shipment of Russian Mi-28NE Attack Helicopters
Sputnik News - The Iraqi Army Air Corps has received a second shipment
of two Russian Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" attack helicopters, Iraq's
Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday.... According to the
Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade, in October 2012
Russia and Iraq concluded a contract to supply 28 Mi-35M and 15 Mi-28NE
attack helicopters to the country. The first shipment arrived in Iraq on
August 28, 2014.
Jordan seeks proof that Isis captive is alive as tributes are paid to
The Guardian - Jordan said an exhaustive trawl for proof that its downed
pilot was still alive had turned up nothing, as tributes were paid in
Japan to the journalist Kenji Goto who was apparently executed by the
jihadist group that captured both men. The fate of the captives has
gripped both countries for the past week, with the freedom of Goto – and
the life of the pilot, Muath Kasasbeh – tied to the release of a failed
female suicide bomber on death row in Jordan.
India successfully tests its most powerful intercontinental ballistic
RT- India’s nuclear deterrent forces have conducted a successful launch
of a new version of nation’s long-range Agni-5 ballistic missile. The
peculiarity of the new missile is that it is launched from a launch
canister mounted on a movable platform.... The Agni-5 is a three stage,
solid propellant ballistic missile about 17 meters long and two meters
in diameter. With an estimated launch weight of about 50 tons, the
missile has a payload capacity of over one ton and can carry a nuclear
warhead at a distance of over 5,000 kilometers.
Reports that China is building second aircraft carrier deleted from
The Guardian - Authorities in Changzhou said on a verified social media
account that “in 2015, our city will focus on promoting some major
programmes”, including Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group “winning the
contract for China’s second aircraft carrier”. The Changzhou Evening
News carried a similar report at the weekend, although both the
newspaper article and the post on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like
microblogging service, were deleted shortly after publication.
Thousands march through Madrid in support of Podemos
Daily Mail - Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Madrid
today in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, as it
becomes the latest European political organisation to gain widespread
support for its anti-austerity stance. Podemos ('We Can') supporters
from across Spain converged around the Cibeles fountain today before
packing the avenue leading to Puerta del Sol square in what was the
party's largest rally to date, as it hopes to emulate the success of
Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.
Gazprom gets highest investment grade from China’s biggest ratings
RT - China’s Dagong rating agency has given Russia’s Gazprom the highest
AAA credit rating with a long-term stable outlook. It says US and EU
sanctions won’t have a substantial effect on the creditworthiness of the
world’s largest gas producer.... "Obtaining such a credit rating by
Dagong will further expand the base of investors from the Asia-Pacific
region in debt instruments of Gazprom, including pension funds,
insurance companies, investment funds and banks, as well as increasing
the loyalty of Asian investors in the company," Gazprom said in a
Fiji compensates victims of 1950s UK nuclear tests
RT - Fiji’s prime minister said his island nation would compensate
soldiers exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests in the
Pacific more than 56 years ago.
‘Inhumane & contemptible’: ISIS beheads Japanese hostage Goto
RT - Islamic State militants have beheaded captive Japanese journalist
Kenji Goto, after Tokyo’s negotiations with IS reached a “deadlock.” The
gruesome video of the execution appears to be genuine, Japan said,
vowing justice for those responsible.... Japanese Defense Minister Gen
Nakatani said the video appears to be genuine. The comment comes after a
meeting of ministers, where Tokyo police representatives said the
footage had a “high degree of credibility.”
Terrorism Strikes Thailand: Ousted regime that vowed violent reprisals,
finally follows through
Tony Cartalucci - Two powerful bombs exploded in downtown Bangkok Sunday
night, just days after ousted prime minster Yingluck Shinawatra was
impeached from office amid threats from her political party that
violence would follow.
Europe Fractures: France "Prepared To Support Greece" In Debt
Zero Hedge - Despite Angela Merkel's insistence on numerous occasions
this past week that there will be "no debt renegotiations," it appears a
schism at the core of Europe is opening. As France24 reports, following
a meeting between France's finance minister Michel Sapin and Greece's
finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the press conference had a
considerably more amicable tone that Friday's Dijsselbloem dissing.
Greece: Left Wing Anti-Bankster Party Flips: Hires Bankster to Advise on
EPJ - This is a strange twist from the pre-election anti-bankster
posture of the Syriza party. The Greek government, now run by Syriza
officials, has hired US investment bank Lazard to advise it on its debt
negotiations with the troika of international lenders, the IMF, World
Bank and ECB.
Liberia to Begin First Mass Trial of Preventive Ebola Vaccine
Sputnik News - Scientists are planning to immunize 30,000 volunteers,
including health care staff, according to the BBC. A small amount of
virus will be injected into volunteers in order to trigger an immune
response. However, the efficiency of the vaccine has not been confirmed
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US considers providing arms to Ukraine as rebels step up
attacks, says report
The Guardian - President Barack Obama’s administration is
considering providing Ukrainian forces with defensive weapons
and equipment in the face of a rebel offensive that has
shattered a five-month truce, according to the New York Times.
The newspaper quoted US officials as saying secretary of state
John Kerry and US joint chiefs chairman Martin Dempsey were open
to discussions of the idea and that Nato military commander
General Philip Breedlove supported providing such lethal aid.
Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for
terrorist threat, dad says
Owen S. Good - A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended,
his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the
One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could
make a classmate disappear. Dad Jason Steward said he was told
his son’s claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.
NYPD Clarifies That New Counterterror Unit Won't Carry Machine
Guns At Protests
The Intercept - The New York City Police Department says it
won’t be carrying machine guns at protests, despite comments
Commissioner Bill Bratton made recently.
TSA to Require 'Real ID' with Background Checks for Domestic
Activist Post - The TSA recently announced they will require a
special driver's license to board domestic flights by 2016.
These 'Real IDs' will have already performed extensive
background checks on everyone who receives them and will feature
stars and other markings to indicate good behavior. No word on
markings for troublemakers.
Proposed W.Va. Law Would Fine Educators For Teaching About
Socialism Before American History
(Rebecca Klein) A proposed bill in West Virginia would require
students to learn about America’s founding before learning about
“social problems, economics, foreign affairs, the United
Nations, world government, socialism or communism.” Under the
bill, teachers who stray from this order could face fines.
Eleven West Virginia legislators sponsored the bill earlier this
month before it was referred to the Committee on Education and
State Department Discusses Banning Alternative Media Outlet
Activist Post - The US State Department has openly discussed
shutting down RT, the Russian news network. Assistant Secretary
of State Victoria Nuland was asked about the idea of shutting
the company down at a meeting at the Brookings Institution. She
said no, paying lip service to Freedom of Speech, but citing
RT’s limited reach as the real reason. The incident goes to
demonstrate exactly how much censorship exists in the United
Solutions Institute’s Online Activist Conference (ActCon) set
for Feb 7. Speakers include John Wells, Derrick Broze, Ben Swann
Muckraker News - The Solutions Institute (founded by Dan Johnson
of PANDA) is proud to host an activist online training
conference featuring over 15 experts from a variety of fields –
in a format designed to give you everything you need to take on
the world from the comfort of your home.
Cops Taser Family Man Again and Again, Up to 27 Times Until He
Went Limp and Died
Filming Cops - A left-behind family of a man killed by cops has
filed a wrongful death lawsuit against San Bernardino County for
excessive force. Dante Parker was electrocuted as many as 27
times as cops shot him repeatedly with a Taser gun, according to
the lawsuit... The Sheriff Department’s defense is that Dante
was “combative” with the officer, causing the officer to “fear
New York Cop Pulls Gun on Teens Having Snowball Fight
PINAC - [Profanity] Fearing for his life, a New York cop pulled
a gun on a group of teens having a snowball fight.... Fearing
for his life, a New York cop pulled a gun on a group of teens
having a snowball fight.
Q1 Earnings Are Set For The Biggest Drop Since 2012
Zero Hedge - This week marked a change in the aggregate
expectations of analysts from year-over-year growth in earnings
for Q1 2015 to now a year-over-year decline in earnings.
However, expectations for earnings growth for Q1 2015 have been
falling not only over the past few weeks, but also over the past
few months. On September 30, the estimated earnings growth rate
for Q1 2015 was 9.9%. By December 31, the estimated growth rate
had declined to 4.2%. Today, it stands at -1.6%.
Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980
(Bloomberg) -- The United Steelworkers union, which represents
employees at more than 200 U.S. oil refineries, terminals,
pipelines and chemical plants, began a strike at nine sites on
Sunday, the biggest walkout called since 1980.... The refineries
on strike can produce 1.82 million barrels of fuel a day, about
10 percent of total U.S. capacity, data compiled by Bloomberg
Obamacare Tax Mess: White House To Offer More Exemptions
NY Times - Obama administration officials and other supporters
of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing
season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that
they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with
complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in
2014 to pay for health insurance.
This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic
Economic Collapse - Did you know that the rate of homeownership
in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low? Did you know
that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade? For
the past couple of years, the economic optimists have been
telling us that the economy has been getting better. Well, if
the economy really has been getting better, why does the
homeownership rate keep going down?
WiFi BANNED in pre-school childcare facilities by French
Stop Smart Meters! - This week the French Parliament passed a
law addressing the serious issues of electromagnetic fields and
electromagnetic hypersensitivity. While the new law does not go
far enough, it is a bold move and the first of its kind in the
Study: BP oil spill left millions of gallons on Gulf floor
UPI - Oceanography Professor Jeff Chanton said the mystery oil
is located in the Gulf floor sediment, about 62 miles southeast
of the Mississippi Delta. The oil means there will be less
oxygen on the Gulf floor, making it difficult for bacteria to
attack and decompose it. "This is going to affect the Gulf for
years to come," Chanton said. "Fish will likely ingest
contaminants because worms ingest the sediment, and fish eat the
worms. It's a conduit for contamination into the food web."
Verizon partner won't stop using unkillable tracking cookies,
refuses to honor its own opt-out requests [Updated]
ExtremeTech - When news broke last year that Verizon had
deployed unremovable supercookies that could track its devices
anywhere online, the company swore up and down that no, it
didn’t use this information to third parties or use it in a
manner that would compromise web privacy. New information has
decisively demonstrated that these statements were untrue — and
that Verizon may be actively colluding with third-party
advertising agencies to enable this tracking.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Global Outrage Grows over Unregulated GM Trees
Natural Blaze - Groups from around the world have joined
together to denounce the US government for allowing the first
genetically modified tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with
no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their
risks to the public or the environment, and without regard to
overwhelming public opposition to genetically modified (GM)
trees. Loblolly pines are native across 14 states throughout the
US Southeast, and are grown in plantations around the world.
Their pollen is known to travel for hundreds of miles.
No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety Statement Published in
Sustainable Pulse - A statement signed by over 300 scientists
and legal experts to the effect that there is “No consensus” on
the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods has been
published in a peer-reviewed open access journal, Environmental
Sciences Europe. It now belongs to the body of open
peer-reviewed scientific literature and stands as a citable
Beware of these 6 common household items that cause cancer
(NaturalNews) Most people probably live under the assumption
that their place of dwelling is a safe haven from all the
dangers that lurk "out there." But little do they know that many
common household products contain deadly chemicals that are
known to cause cancer, reproductive harm, birth defects and
other health damage. Here's six of the most popular categories
to avoid for the safety of you and your family...
Health Basics: How do MSG, artificial sweeteners and gluten
cause fast weight gain?
(NaturalNews) There is no fast track to losing weight, but there
is a permanent way to achieve and maintain your ideal body
weight. The first and most important step involves eliminating
three major poisons that are commonly found in today's "Big
How to detoxify all the time
(NaturalNews) In its natural, healthy state, the body is
detoxifying at all times. Breathing, digesting healthy, clean
vegetables, using our muscles, or just being alive creates
toxins in the body that need to be expelled.
Walgreens employees "accidentally" administer flu vaccine to
nursing student without consent
(NaturalNews) A nursing student from Colorado learned the hard
way recently that subjecting herself to the vaccine brownshirts
at a local Walgreens pharmacy was an irreparable mistake,
resulting in her being injected with a flu vaccine without her
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about
(NaturalNews) The surest sign of a medical dictatorship is an
aggressively enforced blockade against intelligent questions.
Intelligent questions, after all, can destroy a medical police
state because they expose the fraud of it.
New White House Petition Calls for Higher Health Insurance Rates
for Families Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Children
Daily Sheeple - The irrational, media-driven measles fear has
been cranked up to eleven. Threats to jail, sue, publicly shame
and even KILL parents and wish death on the children of those
who choose not to vaccinate — and wishes that their children die
for not vaccinating (which makes no sense if you think about it,
hey let’s save kids with vaccines but kill the unvaccinated) —
are spewing out of sheep everywhere across the country at an
FLASHBACK: Measles Witch Hunt: Anti-Vax Parents Burned at the
Daily Sheeple - Stories about measles outbreaks in New York,
California, and Texas have been in the news lately, complete
with fear-inducing headlines and pro-vaccine propaganda.
Naturally, those who choose to opt out of vaccinations tend to
be blamed for outbreaks.
Cordyceps Helps COPD, Adrenal Fatigue, Cancer, Immune
Dysfunction and More
Natural Blaze - Cordyceps is considered to be one of the best
immune modulating and energy enhancing adaptogens in Chinese
herbalism. Because Cordyceps is such a powerful adaptogen, it
can assist the body in replenishing the deeper layers of
immunity located at the level of the bone marrow reserve. It’s
loaded with “immune supporting polysiaccharides, such as beta-glucans
and the antitumor inhibiting CO-1, plus the compound called
“cordycepin” is an immunoregulatory active ingredient of
Cordyceps sinensis, which is unique to Cordyceps.
The FDA Approves a New HPV Vaccine Containing Over Twice as Much
Natural Blaze - According to recent reports, the FDA has
approved yet another HPV vaccine, despite documented safety
issues and the new vaccine containing an exceptionally high
level of aluminum, a known neurotoxin.
Added fructose is a principal driver of type 2 diabetes, experts
Science Daily - Recent studies have shown that added sugars,
particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver
of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other
carbohydrates. Clinical experts challenge current dietary
guidelines that allow up to 25 percent of total daily calories
as added sugars, and propose drastic reductions in the amount of
added sugar, and especially added fructose, people consume.
Is Chick-fil-A food "better fast food?" Do the GMOs, trans fats,
additives and preservatives in virtually all the products say
Green Med Info - While virtually all products sold at Chick-fil-A
contain GMOs, trans fats, additives and preservatives, today
we're going to explore the ingredients in the waffle fries.
GMOs and Glyphosate Discovered in Kellogg’s Froot Loops
Sustainable Pulse - GMO Free USA today published the results of
independent lab testing which documented that Kellogg’s Froot
Loops cereal contains high levels of insecticide-producing
genetically engineered corn that is regulated by the EPA. Tests
also documented the presence of glyphosate at 0.12 mg/kg, the
main chemical ingredient of Roundup® weedkiller.
9 Things That Become Routine For Those That Put Their Health
Tammy McKenzie - Although it's different for everybody, most
people who are successful in their health and fitness follow a
specific formula. Many of them don't attribute their success to
routine because they're so passionate about being healthy. They
just do it and don't feel right if they don't.