The Power Hour Past News
- January 31, 2014: - Today In History:
1865 - In America, General Robert E. Lee was named
general-in-chief of the Confederate armies.
1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It
was ratified by the necessary number of states on
December 6, 1865. The amendment abolished slavery
in the United States.
1876 - All Native American Indians were ordered to
move into reservations.
1893 - The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first
registered in the United States Patent Office.
1917 - Germany announced its policy of unrestricted
1940 - The first Social Security check was issued by
the U.S. Government.
1944 - During World War II, U.S. forces invaded
Kwajalein Atoll and other areas of the Japanese-held
1945 - Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S.
soldier since the U.S. Civil War to be executed for
1949 - The first TV daytime soap opera was broadcast
from NBC's station in Chicago, IL. It was "These Are
1950 - U.S. President Truman announced that he had
ordered development of the hydrogen bomb.
1958 - Explorer I was put into orbit around the
earth. It was the first U.S. earth satellite.
1971 - Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D.
Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard
Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.
1995 - U.S. President Clinton invoked presidential
emergency authority to provide a $20 billion loan to
Mexico to stabilize its economy.
2001 - A Scottish court in the Netherlands convicted
one Libyan and acquitted a second in the bombing of
Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that
occurred in 1988.
2006 - Samuel Alito was confirmed by the Senate and
sworn in as a Supreme Court justice.
2006 - The Senate approved Ben Bernanke as chairman
of the Federal Reserve.
2011 - Egypt's military promised not to fire on
peaceful protests and recognized "the legitimacy of
the people's demands."
US intel fear attack on American soil, while Syria spirals out of
RT - Intelligence reports say there is a threat of a terrorist attack on
US soil by an Al-Qaida-linked group based in Syria.
Syrian government ‘demolished thousands of homes’
BBC - The Syrian government has been "deliberately and unlawfully"
demolishing thousands of homes, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.
Satellite images appear to show large-scale demolitions with explosives
and bulldozers in opposition strongholds in Damascus and Hama in 2012
Report: Afghanistan cannot be trusted with US aid
RT - Despite some efforts to keep the findings private, a new report
released by a government watchdog group this week found that Afghanistan
cannot be trusted to properly spend the millions of dollars it receives
in aid from the United States.
Thailand: Thaksin Regime Turns on its Own Supporters
Land Destroyer Report - Regime sends “red shirt” enforcers to threaten
farmers and their families for protesting 6 months of unpaid subsidies –
smashing the myth of “rural support.”
TEPCO fears 3-cm hole in Fukushima reactor No.2
RT - The suppression pool of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit No. 2 reactor
may have a 3-centimeter hole in it, through which the highly radioactive
water might be leaking out, the plant operator said.
Rebels in Syria Claim Control of Resources
NY Times - Islamist rebels and extremist groups have seized control of
most of Syria’s oil and gas resources, a rare generator of cash in the
country’s war-battered economy, and are now using the proceeds to
underwrite their fights against one another as well as President Bashar
al-Assad, American officials say.
Deliver us from Kerry: Hardline Israelis rally against peace plan
RT - Thousands of Israeli Jewish hardliners gathered at the Western Wall
imploring God to throw a wrench in a peace plan proposed by US Secretary
of State John Kerry, which would see a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem
and other territorial compromises.
Attention fliers: Canada’s electronic spy agency is following you - new
RT - Documents released by US whistleblower Edward Snowden show the
Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) used airport Wi-Fi
to track passengers from around the world.
VIDEO: The Shocking Truth About Water Cannons
Activist Post - The London metropolitan police want to introduce water
cannons even though they cause "serious injury or even death". In 2
minutes we show the damage that water cannons can do and the threat they
present to peace and our democracy.
UK nuclear workers told to stay home as radioactivity rises
RT - Britain’s Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site has told
non-essential workers to stay home Friday due to the detection of
abnormally high levels of radiation. The radiation spike was detected by
one of the monitors at the north end of the partially decommissioned
Hundreds file lawsuit against makers of Fukushima nuclear plant
RT - About 1,400 people have filed a joint lawsuit against three
companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant,
saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Holder: Tsarnaev will face death penalty in Boston bombing case
RT - United States Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday
that the Department of Justice will seek the death penalty
against Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old ethic Chechen man
accused of being involved in last year’s deadly Boston Marathon
Govt. “Threat List” Names 8 Million Americans Who Will Be
Detained When Martial Law Is Imposed
tellmenow.com - The government has been compiling a list of
names since the 1980′s called “Main Core“. It contains the names
of people who it considers to be ‘threats’ and would be the
victims of having their constitutional rights ‘suspended’ in the
event of an emergency or if martial law is declared.
House GOP proposes legalizing immigrants
Politico - House Republicans are proposing to overhaul
immigration laws so undocumented immigrants can gain
legalization if they meet certain requirements, and if the
nation’s borders are certified as secure.
Immigration officials warn of amnesty ‘overload’
Washington Times - The officers who would be charged with
approving millions of applications from illegal immigrants for
legal status warned Congress this week that they can’t handle
the workload, and said the change would guarantee criminals and
others would be approved to remain in the country.
Chief of Police Harassed by Feds, Placed on Leave After Signing
Pledge to Uphold Constitution
Paul Joseph Watson - A police chief was detained and harassed by
federal agents while traveling to a constitutional convention
before returning home to be told he was being placed on
administrative leave and ordered to disband his police
department after signing a pledge to uphold the bill of rights.
Connecticut Gun Owners Revolt; Refuse to Register Firearms &
Daily Sheeple - Gun owners in Connecticut have revolted against
a new gun control law, with just 38,000 out of 2.4 million high
capacity magazines being registered with authorities.
TSA To Gun Show Attendees: Don’t Think You’re Getting On Board
With Bullet-Encased-In-Acrylic Keychains
Tim Cushing - The agency recently reminded people flying into
Vegas to attend the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade
Show (SHOT Show) that they'll need to be extra careful about
what souvenirs they want to bring home with them.
Officer Pulls Gun On Five Teens Over A Snowball, Lies About
(WABC) -- Surveillance video has been released of an off-duty
NYPD officer pulling out his gun during a snowball fight. "We're
innocent, we didn't do nothing wrong and he overreacted,"
18-year-old Ariel Lopez said.... They eventually faced charges
of attempted assault, menacing and criminal possession of a
weapon, the snowball.
James Clapper Suggests Journalists Could Be Edward Snowden's
Huffington Post - Director of National Intelligence James
Clapper urged former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and his
“accomplices” to return leaked documents during a hearing on
VIDEO: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional
basis for Obama's executive orders
BlackListed News - Senator Lee Questions Eric Holder on NSA meta
data collection and unilateral executive orders of questionable
California Legalized Selling Food Made At Home And Created Over
A Thousand Local Businesses
Forbes - A government official appears at a man’s door. The man
has been breaking the law: He has sold bread baked at home. This
isn’t a page from Kafka—it happened to Mark Stambler in Los
Clinton or Bush for President in 2016?
Kurt Nimmo - Interconnected political dynasties set to rule
indefinitely. Hillary Clinton has yet to announce she will run
for president. Despite this void a whopping 73 percent of
Democrats say they would vote for Clinton if she ran today,
according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted last
Currency devaluation ‘easy’ answer to emerging market crisis –
Saxo Bank chief
RT - The emerging market currency crisis is being propelled by
policymakers who are “seeking the easy answer” by devaluing
their currency, which is an unsustainable global model, Saxo
Bank CEO Steen Jacobsen told RT.
Justice Dept. says Bank of America should be fined $2.1 billion
for mortgage fraud
RT - The United States government is now seeking $2.1 billion in
fines from Bank of America for selling fraudulent loans that
precipitated the Great Recession, more than double the amount it
initially sought last year.
‘Massive chemtrail’ operations found to be dumping ‘fake
snow’ over Atlanta and parts of West Virginia?
Intellihub - Stop the press! A recent snow storm that blanked
Atlanta and parts of Virginia sending thousands of residents
into turmoil, causing nearly the entire city to come to a
standstill, may have been a false flag operation or beta test
carried out by diabolic factions of the U.S. government.
Roundup 'Weed Killer' Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In
Green Med Info - The coral reefs are dying and the seas are
increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup weed killer be
partially to blame?
'You were warned!' Al Roker and National Weather Service hit
back at politicians blaming bad forecasts for chaos in the South
Daily Mail - Weatherman Al Roker and the National Weather
Service hit back at politicians in the South who have pointed
the finger at inaccurate forecasts as the reason why authorities
were so ill-prepared for snowfall and icy conditions which led
to chaos on the roads.
'Gluten Brain': Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex
Green Med Info - Wheat consumption has been linked to
psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia for over 60 years, but
recent research indicates it could have to do with this popular
food cutting off blood flow to the brain.
Garlic Proven to Kill Brain Cancer Cells, Prevent Future Growth
Natural Society - Research has found that 3 compounds in garlic
are able to get through the blood brain barrier to induce cancer
cell death and prevent future cell growth.
10 Different Teas That Will Help Boost Your Metabolism and
Promote Weight Loss
Prevent Disease - It's about that time of year where we're fed
up of feeling the extra flab and ready to do something about it
besides going to the gym. One of the most underrated methods of
spiking our metabolism is through antioxidant rich teas. Some
teas are actually more than 90% more effective at helping the
body burn fat than coffee.
Discover the exceptional health advantages of white tea for
cancer, inflammation and more
(NaturalNews) According to the Pacific College of Oriental
Medicine, "the tea leaf stays so close to its natural state, the
benefit of white tea is that it contains more polyphenols, the
powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing
cells, than any other type of tea."
Oregano yeast infection remedy
STEPin2 - Oregano is very potent and provides antifungal,
antibacterial, and antiviral properties. So not only will it
help treat yeast, but it will help boost the immune system as
well. It’s a win-win!
New Health Ranger video explains why heavy metals are so
dangerous to human health
(NaturalNews) I've just posted an informative new video which
explains why heavy metals are so toxic to human health, with
details on how each heavy metal impacts particular organs in the
body.... n this video, you'll learn many astonishing facts about
where toxic heavy metals come from, which organs they tend to
target, and even how heavy metals can cause personality changes
Understanding the benefits of natural olive oil
(NaturalNews) The road to getting healthier can begin today, and
it can start by incorporating natural olive oil into one's diet.
In fact, let's go ahead and take a quick look at five healthy
benefits of natural and organic olive oil.
Cacao, red wine prevent type 2 diabetes: Research
(NaturalNews) New research suggests that red wine and cacao,
from which chocolate is made, can help prevent type 2
diabetes.... Researchers found that the flavonoids "protect
against the disease of glucose metabolism," the Financial Times
FDA audit finds mammography clinic wildly out of compliance with
its radiological equipment
(NaturalNews) If you or someone you know walks into a clinic to
receive an annual mammogram, do you automatically trust the
equipment to provide an accurate cancer reading? Many women are
subjected to this unnecessary radiation, only to be given given
false positive cancer readings.
Scientists Condemn Retraction of GMO Rat Tumor Study
Activist Post - A group of 41 scientists and biosafety experts
have signed a public statement condemning the retraction as an
apparent “act of scientific censorship” and demanding that the
journal reinstate the study, which they say contains findings of
potentially critical importance to public health.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Genetic Weapon Against Insects Raises Hope and Fear in Farming
NY Times - Scientists and biotechnology companies are developing
what could become the next powerful weapon in the war on pests —
one that harnesses a Nobel Prize-winning discovery to kill
insects and pathogens by disabling their genes.... But some
specialists fear that releasing gene-silencing agents into
fields could harm beneficial insects, especially among organisms
that have a common genetic makeup, and possibly even human
California Hens Are Flapping Their Wings Over This Act In
LA Times - Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who represents the top
egg-producing state, had persuaded the Republican-controlled
House to include in its farm bill a measure to prohibit a state
from interfering with another state’s production of agricultural
Exclusive: Feds threatening Michigan family farm with armed raid
(NaturalNews) Mark Baker, owner of Baker's Green Acres, told
Natural News in an interview that he was informed recently by a
former business associate that local state and federal
agriculture officials have been forbidden from contacting him
because he is potentially dangerous.
Zinc: You Call It a Trace Mineral, But It Could Be Fatal for
Dr. Becker - Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a
role in several important biologic processes. Zinc is abundant
in nature and exists in many forms. Unfortunately, ingestion of
some forms can lead to the creation of toxic zinc salts in the
acidic environment of the GI tract.
- January 30, 2014: - Today In History:
1798 - The first brawl in the U.S. House of
Representatives took place. Congressmen Matthew Lyon
and Roger Griswold fought on the House floor.
1844 - Richard Theodore Greener became the first
African American to graduate from Harvard
1847 - The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San
1862 - The U.S. Navy's first ironclad warship, the
"Monitor", was launched.
1933 - Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor.
1948 - Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma
Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.
1958 - The first two-way moving sidewalk was put in
service at Love Field in Dallas, TX. The length of
the walkway through the airport was 1,435 feet.
1964 - January 30 - The U.S. launched Ranger 6. The
unmanned spacecraft carried television cameras and
was intentionally crash-landed on the moon. The
cameras did not return any pictures to Earth.
1968 - The Tet Offensive began as Communist forces
launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese
1969 - The Beatles performed in public for the last
time in a 45-minute gig on the roof of their Apple
Records headquarters in London.
1972 - In Northern Ireland, British soldiers shot
and killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights
marchers. The day is known as "Bloody Sunday."
1979 - The civilian government of Iran announced it
had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to
return. He had been living in exile in France.
1989 - The U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan was
1995 - The U.N. Security Council authorized the
deployment of a 6,000-member U.N. peace-keeping
contingent to assume security responsibilities in
Haiti from U.S. forces.
2003 - Richard Reid, a British citizen and al-Qaida
follower, was sentenced to life in prison by a
federal judge in Boston for trying to blow up a
trans-Atlantic jetliner with explosives hidden in
2005 - Iraqis voted in their country's first free
election in a half-century.
2006 - Coretta Scott King, the widow of the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 78.
2007 - Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system
went on sale.
U.S. Intelligence Boss Predicts More Violence in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - Obama’s intelligence boss, James Clapper, set the stage on
Wednesday for further violence in Ukraine and a more robust response by
the United States.
Egypt to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial for ‘airing false news’
The Telegraph - Egypt's crackdown on press freedoms gathered pace on
Wednesday as the military-led government said it would put 20
journalists from the al-Jazeera television network on trial, including
two Britons. The announcement was made by Egyptian prosecutors, who said
that the Britons – along with an Australian and a Dutch national - stood
accused of "airing false news".
navy admits losing $5 million submarine
The Sun Daily - Japan admitted Wednesday that its navy lost a US$5
million unmanned submarine during a survey last year, with a nine-day
search of the ocean floor yielding nothing.
Summary of Israeli Violations of International Law in 2013
RINF - The year 2013 witnessed over 20,000 severe violations against the
occupied State of Palestine and its people, who have suffered a number
of violent attacks and incursions at the hands of Israel, the occupying
power. These violations include attacks by both Israeli authorities and
settlers, along with home demolitions, arbitrary arrests and the ongoing
construction of illegal settlements.
Norwegian MPs nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize
RT - Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two
Norwegian lawmakers, who say the NSA whistleblower contributed to
“transparency and global stability” by revealing the depth and
sophistication of the global surveillance apparatus.
Panama Public Warned over GM Mosquito Experiments
Sustainable Pulse - GeneWatch UK today warned that open releases of
millions of GM mosquitoes produced by UK company Oxitec should not take
place in Panama until members of the public have been fully informed
about the risks.
Is The US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than The Cold War?
Zero Hedge - The prominent realist international relations scholar John
Mearsheimer says there is a greater possibility of the U.S. and China
going to war in the future than there was of a Soviet-NATO general war
during the Cold War. In contrast to the Middle East, which he
characterizes as posing little threat to the United States, Mearsheimer
said that the U.S. will face a tremendous challenge in Asia should China
continue to rise economically.
World Bank Ex-Chief Economist Calls For End To Dollar As Reserve
Zero Hedge - Via China Daily, The World Bank's former chief economist
wants to replace the US dollar with a single global super-currency,
saying it will create a more stable global financial system. "The
dominance of the greenback is the root cause of global financial and
economic crises," Justin Yifu Lin told Bruegel, a Brussels-based
policy-research think tank. "The solution to this is to replace the
national currency with a global currency."
Puerto Rico’s Debt Bomb. Could Puerto Rico become “The New Greece” in
Global Research - Puerto Rico is heading towards a pivotal moment in
history. Standard & Poor’s (S&P), a US-based credit rating agency
located in New York City has decided to put the Government Development
Bank of Puerto Rico concerning the island’s debt “on watch” concerning
its credit rating according to a recent report conducted by Reuters
titled ‘S&P puts Puerto Rico’s ratings on watch for downgrade.’
VIDEO: Israel destroys an entire Palestinian village
Press TV - Israeli forces have razed down an entire Palestinian village
in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. According to
reports, the demolition took place in the village of Khirbat Jamal early
VIDEO: Israel finance minister warns of EU boycott ramifications
Press TV - Israel’s finance minister has warned that the European Union
is considering canceling its association agreement with Tel Aviv. Yair
Lapid said on Wednesday that canceling the association agreement with
the EU, “which we know is already on the table now,” would reduce
exports, cut the GDP and cause 1,400 layoffs.
VIDEO: Snowden faces MI6 assassination threat: NSA ex-officer
Press TV - Famous American whistleblower Edward Snowden faces
assassination attempts by the British foreign intelligence service, MI6,
a former security officer tells Press TV. Wayne Madsen, a former
National Security Agency (NSA) officer, said the threat has increased
after the failed attempts to kidnap Snowden, who gained fame due to his
revelations about NSA spying activities.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
NSA Hires Former DHS Official As “Civil
Liberties and Privacy Officer”
Kit Daniels - In other words, NSA hires its future scapegoat.
Instead of reading and understanding the Fourth Amendment, the
National Security Agency hired a former Homeland Security
employee today as its first “Civil Liberties and Privacy
Neocon Says Afghan Pullout Win for al-Qaeda
Kurt Nimmo - During his State of the Union, Obama said he will
end the decade-plus occupation of Afghanistan in 2014. This may
be another one of Obama’s illusory promises – remember you can
keep your doctor and closing down Gitmo? – but that didn’t stop
a key neocon from climbing up on his hobby horse and demanding
more tax money and American lives be flushed down a rat hole.
YouTube: SOTU Cory Remsburg Standing Ovation, Embarrassing For
Ben Swann talks about the standing ovation given to Army Ranger
Cory Remsburg during President Obama’s SOTU address. Swann
points out that Congress and President may be clapping for
Remsburg but are doing nothing to actually honor veterans.
32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State
Of The Union Address
Economic Collapse - Show this article to anyone that believes
that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama.
Congressman Left Obama’s SOTU Speech Early Because He “Could Not
Bear To Watch”
Ben Swann - Several Republican officials publicly expressed
dissatisfaction with President Obama’s State of the Union
address last night. But one congressman from Texas, Steve
Stockman, was so disgusted with Obama’s speech that he actually
5 Examples Of How Agenda 21 Is Increasing The Scope Of Its
Enslavement In America
Activist Post - Agenda 21 destroys people from all walks of
life. Its policies are draconian. Its unconstitutional dictates
are carried out with impunity. Agenda 21 seeks to destroy the
family by separating children from parents. Its allies are
destroying private property rights.
TSA: ‘Super Bowl Fans May Encounter VIPR Teams’
Adan Salazar - On its official blog site, the TSA announced it
will be conducting security, not only at the entrance to the
MetLife Stadium complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but at
“local transportation venues, including commercial and general
aviation facilities and mass transit” in the form of VIPR
Website Aims To Match Gun Owners, Gun-Friendly Businesses
Off the Grid News - Consumers will be able to identify
gun-friendly businesses and avoid gun-free zones in their towns
if a Virginia businessman gets his way. Bryan Crosswhite has
launched 2amendment.org, an online database of businesses that
allows customers to carry guns. iPhone and Android apps are in
Sleeping Elderly Woman Awakes to Police Dog Attack
Activist Post - Katharina Lambert, age 88, was sleeping in her
own home in San Bernardino, California. At around 11:30 p.m. on
Jan. 23rd, 2013, her silent burglar alarm allegedly went
active.... With no warrants, no pressing circumstances, no
announcement and no warning about a dog; three officers entered
her home and officer J. Echevarria released an attack dog that
quickly went to her bedroom.
Leaked! Food Lobby Threatens to Sue Any State that Tries to
(Truthstream Media) The Organic Consumers Association is
reporting that the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association — the mega
lobby group that represents 300+ companies and much more than
just grocery stores — is using a leaked talking points memo to
basically misinform and intimidate our legislators with threats
of lawsuits should they even attempt to back a GMO labeling law
in their state.
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Ben Swann: Federal Ban On GMO
28 Points Of Comparison Between 1970s America And America Today
– Which Do You Think Is Better?
Michael Snyder - If you could go back and live in America during
the 1970s would you do it? Has the United States become a better
place to live over the past 40 years or have things gotten
Government shuts down 11-year-old’s cupcake business
Daily Caller - A day after a local newspaper ran a story about
the young and ambitious Chloe Stirling, who operated a cupcake
business out of her parents’ kitchen, the local health
department came calling.
YouTube: Why Can't Chuck Get His Business Off the Ground?
Institute for Justice - The solution to America's jobs problem
lies not with budget-busting federally mandated "stimulus"
IRA Confiscation: It's Happening
Zero Hedge - Here’s the thing: according to the IRS, there is
well over $5 trillion in US individual retirement accounts. For
a government as bankrupt as Uncle Sam is, $5 trillion is
irresistible. They need that money.... And this MyRA program is
the critical first step to corralling your hard earned
retirement funds. At our event here in Chile last year, Jim
Rogers nailed this right on the head when he and Ron Paul told
our audience that the government would try to take your
retirement funds [video].
48,000 United States Afghan/Iraq Vets are homeless - They should
have an entire city dedicated to them
(NaturalNews) Did you know that the number of homeless (or on
the brink of being homeless) veterans who served in the Middle
East has tripled in just the past three years?
Navy Admiral Apparent Choice to Take Reins of NSA
Military.com - A Navy admiral is the apparent choice to be the
next chief of the troubled National Security Agency, which was
rocked by former analyst Edward Snowden's disclosures of its
secret surveillance programs that collect phone and Internet
data around the world and now faces enormous pressure to change
its ways. According to U.S. officials, Vice Adm. Mike Rogers, a
former intelligence director and currently the head of the
Navy's Cyber Command, will likely be nominated to replace Army
Gen. Keith Alexander. Rogers has long been considered the heir
apparent for the job, but Alexander's planned retirement in
mid-March has put added pressure on the White House to make the
decision and announcement soon. According to officials, Rogers
would also be nominated to take over U.S. Cyber Command.
The Insider Trading Behind the Housing Crash: Bilderberg-linked
(Truthstream Media.com) - Just ahead of the housing collapse
that triggered the economic collapse and jobless drift, this
man, Angelo Mozilo, then CEO at Countrywide, and Bilderberg
Steering Committee member James A. Johnson, then CEO of Fannie
Mae, were granting Congresspeople preferential “VIP” loans –
while Goldman Sachs (with James A. Johnson a board member) bet
on its collapse, and of the AIG insurance backing it.
17 California Towns Will Run Out of Water in the Next 60 to
The Daily Sheeple - Wells are starting to run dry and reservoir
levels are low as the state faces the worst drought in almost a
century. The number of vulnerable communities is expected to
increase over the coming weeks and months, and the list will be
updated weekly said Dave Mazzera, acting drinking water division
chief for the California Department of Public Health.
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Collapsing and It Could Affect the
Climate, Wipe Out Power Grids
Daily Mail - Deep within the Earth, a fierce molten core is
generating a magnetic field capable of defending our planet
against devastating solar winds. The protective field extends
thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects
everything from global communication to animal migration and
weather patterns. But this magnetic field, so important to life
on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years.
SURPRISE: You're Eating Fukushima Radiation and Bloody,
Cancerous Tumors in Fish Contaminated By Radiation
turnerradionetwork.com - According to the Local Environmental
Observers (LEO) Network in Hydaburg, Alaska, they have found
strange growths in the flesh or meat of salmon. "We were fishing
for cohos (silver salmon) at the mouth of the Hydaburg River
with line and reel." said Brian Holter, Jr. who said that eight
fish were filled up inside with strange growths that were either
white or pink in color. "On the outside the fish looked fine.
Snow, ice send South's flagship city reeling
(AP) - Thousands of Atlanta students stranded all night long in
their schools were reunited with their parents Wednesday, while
rescuers rushed to deliver blankets, food, gas and a ride home
to countless shivering motorists stopped cold by a storm that
paralyzed the business capital of the South with less than 3
inches of snow.
Turmeric Extract Strikes To The Root Cause of Cancer
Green Med Info - A new turmeric study published in Cancer
Letters is paving the way for a revolution in the way that we
both understand and treat cancer. Titled, "Targeting cancer stem
cells by curcumin and clinical applications," U.S. researchers
evaluated the primary polyphenol in the Indian spice known as
curcumin for its ability to target cancer stem cells (CSCs),
which are believed to be at the root cause of tumor formation
Massive Vaccine-Induced Fetal Death Coverup Exposed
Green Med Info - CDC Misleads Nations Ob/Gyns -Covering-up Of
The Most Massive Fetal Death Reports Associated With The
Influenza Vaccine in the History of Vaccine Adverse Events
Reporting System (VAERS)
Medicare Semantics Can Cost Seniors Big Bucks
Activist Post - Brian Williams and Kate Snow bring attention to,
and caution about, the use of certain words on hospital
admission forms. The words involved, which make a huge
difference as to who pays, are “Inpatient” and “Under
Dried Plums Slow Bone Loss in Aging
Green Med Info - Several recent studies have confirmed what
traditional oriental medicine has known for centuries – that
dried plums have the capacity to prevent and even reverse bone
loss that can occur in our later years.
5 Effective Ways to Detox the Air in Your Home
Natural Society - There are numerous products in your home that
could be contributing to the level of pollutants in the air you
breathe. By eliminating them or at least cutting back, you can
help make your environment a healthier one. Here are 5 ways to
reduce the level of low-quality air in the house.
Toxins in vaccines infiltrate the brain
(NaturalNews) The blood brain barrier prevents dangerous
substances and infections from entering the brain. If the
barrier is compromised, the brain is susceptible to any toxin or
bacteria circulating in the bloodstream. Toxic detergents
contained within vaccines can destroy the blood brain barrier
and then proceed to transport the poisons contained within
vaccines directly into the brain.
Boost your energy and immunity with astaxanthin
(NaturalNews) Astaxanthin is widely considered one of the most
powerful antioxidants on the planet. With well over 1,000
scientific papers, scientists have discovered how this
incredible carotenoid molecule can improve your energy; prevent
blindness and cellular inflammation - the root cause of chronic
Snake Bite Costs North Carolina Couple $89,000 Hospital Bill
time.com - The couple visited the emergency room in August to
receive treatment. The sticker shock comes as Americans continue
to battle high health care costs following the introduction of
the American Care Act.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farm Bill With $8.6 Billion in Food-Stamp Cuts Passes House
SFGate - The U.S. House passed and sent the Senate a
much-delayed bill to set agricultural policy for five years, as
a coalition of rural Republicans and urban Democrats overcame
objections about farm subsidies and food-stamp cuts.
February To-Do List, Zone by Zone
Organic Gardening - Forget the groundhog. For me, the real sign
that spring is on its way is whether I've started my onion
seeds. Here in Zone 6, spring is still nearly 2 months away, but
onions started now indoors under lights will be ready for
transplanting in mid-April. This handy zone-by-zone to-do list
will help you figure out what you could be doing gardenwise in
your neck of the woods.
Seed Starting Chart
Organic Gardening - Timing is everything. To start your seeds on
time, you need to know when in relation to the frost-free date
in spring to plant them.
West Virginians work to end raw milk prohibition in nation's
most restrictive state
(NaturalNews) Clean, unprocessed and full of beneficial
probiotics, raw milk is hard to come by in the state of West
Virginia, where burdensome prohibition laws bar the living food
from being sold, traded and even shared with friends and
neighbors due to misconceived perceptions about its safety.
News reporter: Unlike US Dollar gold is backed by NOTHING!
Daily Paul - This DUMBEST news reporter in the world says US
Dollar has more confidence in it, because it's backed by US govt
& 1 more year from now Federal Reserve will be around. And gold
is backed by NOTHING!!!!
VIDEO: The Real State of the Union: Here’s What
Obama SHOULD Have Said (Remix Parody)
The Daily Sheeple - What was the President really
trying to say in last night’s State of the Union
address? We think that this remix sums it up far
more accurately and succinctly than the actual
- January 29, 2014: - Today In History:
1802 - John Beckley became the first Librarian of
1820 - Britain's King George III died insane at
1850 - Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a
compromise bill on slavery that included the
admission of California into the Union as a free
1856 - Britain's highest military decoration, the
Victoria Cross, was founded by Queen Victoria.
1861 - In America, Kansas became the 34th state of
1886 - The first successful petrol-driven motorcar,
built by Karl Benz, was patented.
1916 - In World War I, Paris was bombed by German
zeppelins for the first time.
1979 - President Carter welcomed Chinese Vice
Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House. The visit
followed the establishment of diplomatic relations.
1990 - Joseph Hazelwood, the former skipper of the
Exxon Valdez, went on trial in Anchorage, AK, on
charges that stemmed from America's worst oil spill.
Hazelwood was later acquitted of all the major
charges and was convicted of a misdemeanor.
1996 - French President Jacques Chirac announced the
"definitive end" to nuclear testing.
1998 - A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in
Birmingham, AL, killing an off-duty policeman and
severely wounding a nurse. Eric Rudolph was charged
with this bombing and three other attacks in
1999 - Paris prosecutors announced the end of the
investigation into the accident that killed
Britain's Princess Diana.
1999 - The U.S. Senate delivered subpoenas for
Monica Lewinsky and two presidential advisers for
private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment
2001 - In Indonesia, thousands of student protesters
stormed the parliament property and demanded that
President Abdurrahman Wahid quit due to his alleged
involvement in two corruption scandals. Wahid
announced that he would not resign.
2009 - The Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod
Blagojevich from office.
UN Wants 10,000 Troops Sent to Africa
AFP - The UN Security Council on Tuesday gave European troops backing to
use force in Central African Republic amid a new international push to
end deadly chaos in the country. The United Nations believes at least
10,000 troops will eventually be needed to restore order, France’s UN
ambassador said after the latest UN Security Council initiative on the
Israelis urged to prepare for battlefields dominated by robots
spacedaily.com - Israel's military planners and high-tech defense
industry must accelerate development of robotic and unmanned systems
that will dominate the future battlefield, eliminating the need for
large armies with fighter jets, tanks and warships, a study recommends.
Russian Bank Halts All Cash Withdrawals
Zero Hedge - It would appear the fears of a global bank run are
spreading. From HSBC's limiting large cash withdrawals (for your own
good) to Lloyds ATMs going down, Bloomberg reports that 'My Bank' - one
of Russia's top 200 lenders by assets - has introduced a complete ban on
cash withdrawals until next week.
Argentina limits monthly dollar purchases to $2000
MarketWatch - Argentina's government on Monday limited monthly dollar
purchases by Argentines to $2,000, according to reports, just days after
it loosened restrictions in a move that sent the currency tumbling.
futures spike 150 pts after Turkish central bank raises interest rates
CNBC News - The Turkish central bank raised its overnight lending rate
to 12% from 7.75% and the overnight borrowing rate to 8% from 3.5% in a
surprisingly strong move to defend the country’s embattled currency.
Why Are Banking Executives In London Killing Themselves?
Economic Collapse - Bankers committing suicide by jumping from the
rooftops of their own banks is something that we think of when we think
of the Great Depression. Well, it just happened in London, England. A
vice president at JP Morgan's European headquarters in London plunged to
his death after jumping from the top of the 33rd floor.
Contraception key in climate change fight: Gore and Gates
CNBC News - Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill
Gates said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a
key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is
endangering the world.... Gore said Africa's population is expected to
surpass India's and China's by the mid-21st century and will be more
than both combined by the end of the century.
Scientists find DNA of first-ever bubonic plague, warn of new outbreaks
RT - Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded
bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated
strains of the disease that killed millions of Europeans in the Middle
Ages could break out in future, they warn.
Libyan, ex-rebel forces clash with Gaddafi remnants
Press TV - The fighting broke out on Tuesday when government
reinforcements wanted to dislodge militants from the positions they had
occupied in the southern city of Sebha, said al-Ferjani Akila, of the
Sebha Operations Center.
GCHQ chief to step down by year’s end following Snowden leaks
RT - The head of GCHQ, Britain's electronic intelligence agency, will
step down by year’s end, the Foreign Office said. Officials denied his
departure was linked to public outrage over mass surveillance
revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Let Banks Fail Is Iceland Mantra as 2% Joblessness in Sight
Bloomberg - Iceland let its banks fail in 2008 because they proved too
big to save. Now, the island is finding crisis-management decisions made
half a decade ago have put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent
unemployment into a realistic goal.
Fukushima ice wall: TEPCO drills freeze wells to stop contaminated
RT - The work on the wall due to start Wednesday at the Number 2 and
Number 3 reactors, Japanese TV station NHK reported. The program to
isolate groundwater is to cost some $320 million in construction plus
run costs and is scheduled to be complete by March 2015.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
$12 million 'Homeland Security' drone crashes into ocean
Fox News - A Homeland Security Department drone has crashed off
the coast of Southern California.... The $12 million
surveillance drone was one of 10 that Homeland Security uses to
patrol the border with Mexico. It was just one of two Predator B
drones equipped with radar specifically designed to be used over
Indiana House Committee Approves Anti-Drone Bill by a 6-1 Vote
Activist Post - Introduced by Rep. Eric Allan Koch (R-65), House
Bill 1009 (HB1009) “Prohibits the use of unmanned aerial
vehicles and tracking devices to conduct warrantless searches,”
with very limited exceptions.
519 Examples of Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, &
buzzready.tv - Some of the things on this list are major events
that should scare the daylights out of any true liberal who
cares about civil liberties…
FEMA Preparing For “Motor Coach Evacuation of the General
Paul Joseph Watson - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is
soliciting companies to provide operational support for a “motor
coach evacuation of the general population” of the United States
in response to a declared emergency or a natural disaster.
Authorities Want Remote Access To Californians’ Home CCTV Feeds
“For The Greater Good”
Steve Watson - A rather Orwellian council proposal in California
would see police able to remotely access the feeds from home
security cameras in San Jose, for the good of society. The idea,
forwarded by City Councilman Sam Liccardo, calls for citizens to
volunteer their own CCTV systems, registering them with local
law enforcement, so police can monitor whatever the cameras are
Police State Gets Ready for Super Bowl XLVIII
Kurt Nimmo - Super Bowl XLVIII is a level one national security
event declared by the Department of Homeland Security allowing
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 to kick in. The
directive means the federal government considers the game to be
a possible terrorist target and provides authority for the feds
to act as the lead in all security operations in New Jersey and
adjacent New York.
Commentary: Pete Seeger (1919-2014): He Changed the World One
Song at a Time
The Rutherford Institute - Pete Seeger, the 94-year-old
activist-singer-songwriter who tried to change the world with
every note he uttered, has died, and we are all the poorer for
CNN Poll: 67% Oppose Obama’s Executive Agenda
Paul Joseph Watson A CNN/ORC poll of viewers who watched last
night’s State of the Union address found that 67% oppose Barack
Obama’s plan to pursue his political agenda via executive
orders. During his speech last night, Obama unveiled a raft of
executive orders and also promised to enact gun control measures
“with or without Congress.”
Krauthammer: ‘When Obama repeated Guantanamo, you knew he’d sort
of run out of ideas’
Daily Caller - Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said
President Obama’s State of the Union address was full of so many
old chestnuts you could call it “The Chestnut Speech,”
explaining that, “When he repeated Guantanamo — which is a cause
he gave up on himself years ago — you knew he had run out of
Obama and the State of the Onion Address
Jon Rappoport - Apparently, the President had ingested some kind
of weird drug, because when he stepped to the podium he didn’t
look at the teleprompter. He just started talking.
New York Times Suffers Redaction Failure, Exposes Name Of NSA
Agent And Targeted Network In Uploaded PDF
techdirt.com - It appears as if the New York Times, in its
latest publication of leaked NSA documents, failed to properly
redact the PDF it uploaded, exposing the name of the NSA agent
who composed the presentation as well as the name of a targeted
US online education now considered forbidden service for
RT - A prominent US provider of free, online top university
courses – and one that prides itself on taking knowledge to the
third world – has now blocked students from Syria, Iran and a
few other countries on the grounds that they are under US
BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested For Alleged Money
Liberty Crier - Charles Shrem, who ran a New York-based Bitcoin
exchange, was arrested Monday and charged with engaging in a
money laundering scheme with a user of Silk Road, the notorious
deep web black market.
* Related Video:
Government’s War On Bitcoin
Obama Introduces MyRA: The "No Risk, Guaranteed Return"
Retirement Savings Bond
Zero Hedge - "Today, most workers don’t have a pension. A Social
Security check often isn’t enough on its own. And while the
stock market has doubled over the last five years, that doesn’t
help folks who don’t have 401ks. That’s why, tomorrow, I will
direct the Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to
start their own retirement savings: MyRA. It’s a new savings
bond that encourages folks to build a nest egg. MyRA guarantees
a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in." -
Marc Faber Warns “Insiders Are Selling Like Crazy… Short US
Stocks, Buy Treasuries & Gold”
Zero Hedge - Beginning by disavowing Mario Gabelli of any belief
that rising stock prices help 'most' people ("Fed data suggests
half the US population has seen a 40% drop in wealth since
2007"), Marc Faber discusses his increasingly imminent fears of
the markets in this recent Barron's interview.
As Drought Continues, Farmers Fear Feds Could Seize Water
CBS News - With no end in sight to California’s drought, farmers
in the San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize
water in the San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops. The
Fresno Bee says dropping reservoir levels across the state are
leading to struggles over water set aside via the Central Valley
Project, a federally-run network of reservoirs, pumping plants
YouTube: 1/28/2014 -- Earthquake Overview -- Plate Movement
across the US + New Madrid Uranium Facility
dutchsinse - Earthquake unrest currently on the rise. West
Pacific showing excessive activity over the past 7 days.. also,
movement showing along the edge of the North American Craton...
showing at man made pumping operations.. areas such as Southern
Colorado (near the New Mexico border), also North Central Texas,
and across the state of Oklahoma....
6 Reasons Calorie Counting Is Crazy
Green Med Info - Shifting our focus from calorie quantity to
food quality is easier said than done considering the constant
barrage of calorie myths we're hit with daily. To help you free
yourself from disproved calorie math, here are six of my
favorite common sense reasons calorie counting cannot be
required for long term health and fitness.
9 Shocking Dangers of Fluoride Exposure
globalhealingcenter.com - These next 9 shocking facts will make
you take a second look at your exposure to fluoride.
Anti-Inflammatory Power: Turmeric Extract Trumps Drugs for
Natural Society - studies would suggest, the spice turmeric is
one of the most healing foods in existence. From eradicating
cancer cells to dulling pain, it has a wide range of health
Beta-Blockers Killed 800,000 in 5 Years—“Good Medicine” or Mass
Dr. Mercola - European doctors may have caused as many as
800,000 deaths in five years by following a guideline to use
beta-blockers in non-cardiac surgery patients—a guideline based
largely on discredited science The discredited researcher, who
was fired for scientific misconduct in 2011, was also the
chairman of the committee that drafted the European treatment
Himalayan salt can help mineralize and detoxify the body
(NaturalNews) Salt is an essential nutrient that our bodies
require for transporting nutrients into and out of our cells,
regulating blood pressure, exchanging ions and much more.
However, not all salts are equal. Table salt, which has been
stripped of all its minerals except sodium and chloride, for
instance, will not have the same positive biological impact upon
our bodies as pure, unrefined salt that boasts a robust mineral
The Easy 3 Day Detox
Prevent Disease - While we luckily have organs of detoxification
that are meant for removing these harmful substances from our
bodies, they can only do so much! They need help and you can
give it to them!
7 Ways the FDA is Failing to Protect: Who Needs the FDA?
Natural Society - Some cynically refer to the FDA as the Fraud
and Death Administration. Harsh, but many see that name as an
accurate description. Here is why.
What your gray hair may be telling you
(NaturalNews) According to [Traditional Chinese Medicine] TCM,
the quality of blood and the health of the kidneys are reflected
in the strength, color and condition of hair. Foods that fortify
the blood and kidneys include chlorophyll, blackstrap molasses,
black sesame seeds, hijiki seaweed, nettles and, Ann Wigmore's
favorite, wheatgrass. TCM recommends the avoidance of excessive
dairy, meat and salt.
Pentagon Wants to Develop Electronics That Can Vaporize
defenseone.com - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
awarded BAE Systems Advanced Technologies a $4.5 million
contract last week to develop battlefield electronic systems
“capable of physically disappearing in a controlled, triggerable
If You Used This Secure Webmail Site, the FBI Has Your Inbox
Wired - While investigating a hosting company known for
sheltering child porn last year the FBI incidentally seized the
entire e-mail database of a popular anonymous webmail service
called TorMail. Now the FBI is tapping that vast trove of e-mail
in unrelated investigations.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Revolutionary “Cottage Food” Law Proposed in Virginia
Natural Blaze - A proposed cottage-food law in Virginia attempts
to go farther than any cottage-food law has gone before. If
passed, it would exempt virtually all homemade – or
small-farm-made – foods from regulation, provided the foods are
sold directly from producer to consumer, in face-to-face
Farmers in Cantaloupe Outbreak Sentenced to Probation, House
Food Safety News - A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the two
owners of the cantaloupe farm tied to a deadly Listeria outbreak
in 2011 to five years probation, six months home detention, and
$150,000 each in restitution fees to victims.
Farmer Reports: GMOs Causing Deformities, Birth Defects in
Natural Society - One Danish farmer's piglets were born with
spinal deformities, visible growths and abnormalities, and even
conjoined twins. He blames glyphosate and GMOs.
Before You Tidy Up After Your Pet, Consider This New Discovery
Dr. Becker - Recently, a study conducted at the University of
Michigan has shed more light on the question of why pet
ownership can provide children with well-functioning immune
systems. The answer lies in, of all things, dog dust.
- January 28, 2014: - Today In History:
1788 - The first British penal settlement was
founded at Botany Bay.
1871 - France surrendered in the Franco-Prussian
1878 - "The Yale News" was published for the first
time. It was the first, daily, collegiate newspaper
in the U.S.
1902 - The Carnegie Institution was established in
Washington, DC. It began with a gift of $10 million
from Andrew Carnegie.
1909 - The United States ended direct control over
1915 - The Coast Guard was created by an act of the
U.S. Congress to fight contraband trade and aid
distressed vessels at sea.
1935 - Iceland became the first country to introduce
1938 - The first ski tow started operation in
1945 - During World War II, Allied supplies began
reaching China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
1958 - Construction began on first private
thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
1973 - A cease-fire officially went into effect in
the Vietnam War.
1980 - Six Americans who had fled the U.S. embassy
in Tehran, Iran, on November 4, 1979, left Iran
using false Canadian diplomatic passports. The
Americans had been hidden at the Canadian embassy in
1982 - Italian anti-terrorism forces rescued U.S.
Brigadier General James L. Dozier. 42 days before he
had been kidnapped by the Red Brigades.
1986 - The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded
just after takeoff. All seven of its crewmembers
1994 - In Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge Stanley
Weisberg declared a mistrial in the case of Lyle
Menendez in the murder of his parents. Lyle, and his
brother Erik, were both retried later and were found
guilty. They were sentenced to life in prison
1999 - Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan, honoring a
personal request for mercy from Pope John Paul II,
spared a triple murderer from execution.
2003 - President George W. Bush said in his State of
the Union address that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
had sought uranium from Africa. (The claim was later
disputed by former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who had
been asked by the CIA to investigate.)
2009 - In a swift victory for President Barack
Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a
$819 billion stimulus bill.
2010 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke won
Senate confirmation for a second term.
CFR Calls On Obama to ‘Befriend ‘ Al-Qaeda Terrorist Group
Paul Joseph Watson - The Council on Foreign Relations, a highly
influential Washington DC think tank, has called on the Obama
administration to ‘befriend’ a terrorist group in Syria which has
pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and whose leader
helped plan the 9/11 attacks.
Pilots forced to transport tens of thousands of illegal Muslims to US
100percentfedup.com - State Rep. and Retired Commercial Pilot Both
Acknowledge Pilots Being Forced to Transport Tens of Thousands of
Illegal Muslims into the United States. "They taxied right past
immigration and those people [the passengers] were literally lead off
and escorted off the airplane and they would give them thousands of
dollars in their pockets.”
Thailand: Regime Assassinates Protest Leader on Eve of Sham Elections
(ATN) Regime gunmen assassinated celebrated NGO worker, activist, and
protest core leader Sutin Taratin Sunday, during a brazen broad-daylight
drive by shooting amid a melee between protesters and armed "red shirt"
regime enforcers. Protests were held across the country at polling
stations in opposition to advance voting. Forty-five out of fifty
polling stations were closed in Bangkok alone.
Israel Wants A United Nations of Cyberspace
Kurt Nimmo - During the CyberTech 2014 conference held in Israel on
Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed establishing “a kind
of UN of the Internet” led by the government of Israel.
Germany's Bundesbank calls for capital levy to avert government
(Reuters) - Germany's Bundesbank said on Monday that countries about to
go bankrupt should draw on the private wealth of their citizens through
a one-off capital levy before asking other states for help.
Ukraine borrows $2 billion from Moscow, signals bailout on track
(Reuters) - Ukraine is borrowing another $2 billion from Russia on the
same terms as a $3 billion Eurobond sold in December, in a sign that
Moscow is pushing on with a $15 billion bailout despite concern about
violence at anti-government protests in Kiev.
Gates Foundation/CFR Propaganda Against 'Anti-Vaccine' Movement
Green Med Info - The war against so-called 'vaccine preventable'
diseases has a new frontier: the internet, and most recently The Council
of Foreign Relations (CFR) has entered the fray with the publication of
an interactive map that it claims "visually plots global outbreaks of
measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that
are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines."
Dead Sea Life Covers 98% of Ocean Floor After Fukushima
Natural Society - Sea life in the Pacific Ocean is dying off at an
alarming rate, and the peak of all this death and destruction coincides
with a certain nuclear disaster that ironically occurred on the Pacific
coast of Japan. Still, scientists analyzing what’s referred to as “sea
snot” point their finger at global warming, refusing to even mention the
radiation from Fukushima.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden’s First Television Interview (ARD/Germany)
LeakSource - Edward Snowden chose Germany’s ARD to make his first
television interview since he blew the whistle on NSA’s global dragnet
and illegal surveillance. The 30-minute interview was made in strict
secrecy in an unspecified location in Russia, where Snowden is currently
living under temporary asylum.
CBS: Tepco says fuel removal even worse than Gundersen’s analogy
ENENews - CBS: Ono told us they have removed 15 percent of the fuel from
Reactor 4. But it will be far more difficult to retrieve fuel from three
reactors that melted down. Those are so radioactive that the technology
to dismantle them does not exist yet.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
DOJ Says Company That Vetted Snowden Faked 665,000 Background
techdirt.com - When we last checked in on USIS, the contracting
firm which large parts of the federal government and the
intelligence community used to conduct background checks on
employees (including Ed Snowden), we noted that it had been
caught falsifying reports and claiming to have interviewed dead
N.Y.’s Data Collection Program Tracks Students From Preschool to
Kit Daniels - Developed by the New York State Education
Department, funded by the federal government and promoted by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the P-20 data collection
program allows government entities to share and access records
for every student in the state with the overall goal of
monitoring individuals from childhood to death.
Sen. Schumer seeks $10 million to buy GPS devices to track
syracuse.com - The federal government would pay for GPS tracking
devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday
by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and named for a New York City boy
who wandered away from his school three months ago and was found
dead in a city river.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Every Week Should Be
School Choice Week
Ron Paul - National School Choice week takes place from January
26 to February 1, and during this week education freedom
activists around the country will be participating in events
highlighting the need for parental control of education....
Secret Audit Of Baltimore's Speed Cams Says Up To 70,000 Tickets
Were Issued In Error In 2012 Alone
techdirt.com - Consultant URS Corp. evaluated the camera system
as run by Xerox State and Local Solutions in 2012 and found an
error rate of more than 10 percent — 40 times higher than city
officials have claimed. The city got those findings last April
but never disclosed the high error rate, refusing calls by
members of the City Council to release the audit.
Christian Singer Walks Out on Grammys After ‘Satanic’
Paul Joseph Watson - Popular Christian gospel singer Natalie
Grant walked out of the Grammys after witnessing a series of
performances that even the mainstream entertainment media
admitted were occult in nature.
Can ‘Operation American Spring’ Avoid Being Co-opted?
21st Century Wire - For those who aren’t yet aware, ‘Operation
American Spring‘ is shaping up as a promising non-violent
peaceful protest, looking to sweep across the country this
coming May 16th, including a coordinated effort to converge on
the nation’s capital.
Oklahoma’s ‘Piers Morgan’ act would restore 2nd Amendment Rights
Ben Swann - According to Fox 25, a State Senator has filed
legislation that he says would ‘reaffirm Oklahomans’ Second
Amendment rights’ by not requiring law-abiding citizens to
obtain a gun license.... The bill is named after Piers Morgan,
one of the most vocal gun rights opponents on cable news. Morgan
responded to the bill tweeting, “UNBELIEVABLE.”
3rd Grade Government Homework: 'Good Citizens Do Not Argue'
BlackListed News - Heather Callaghan brings us a great example
of how the education system portrays "good citizens" as being
unquestioning obedient taxpayers.
Are We On The Verge Of A Massive Emerging Markets Currency
Economic Collapse - This time, the Federal Reserve has created a
truly global problem. A big chunk of the trillions of dollars
that it pumped into the financial system over the past several
years has flowed into emerging markets.
Is a Major Gold Scandal Going Mainstream?
Washington's Blog - Allegation that Central Banks Have
Rehypothecated, Leased or Outright Sold the Gold They Claim to
Have Is Gaining Momentum. We noted in 2012 that there are
serious questions as to whether the Fed and other central banks
really have the gold holdings which they claim. This story is
starting to go mainstream.
Poll: Less Government Good for Economy
Kurt Nimmo - The results of a Rasmussen Reports poll released
today reveals that most Americans think government involvement
in the economy increases income inequality. When “asked which
would do more to close the income gap in America, 59% choose
less government involvement in the economy over more government
Obama to Call for Business Tax Hike in SOTU Speech
atr.org - In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night,
President Obama will propose a net tax increase on American
employers. Dusting off a “corporate tax reform” plan from his
2012 campaign, the President will propose raising taxes on all
employers while cutting rates for only the largest companies.
Town Wants To Seize WWII Veteran’s Store … To Build A Store
Off the Grid News - A village government on Long Island is using
damage caused by Hurricane Sandy as a pretext for a flagrant
assault on private property rights. The Whitney family is
alleging that the Village of Saltaire, New York, has prevented
them from rebuilding their grocery store and is now trying to
use eminent domain to seize their property. The village
allegedly wants to build its own market on the site.
Army develops ‘Combat Gum’ to fight soldiers’ cavities in field
washingtontimes.com - Deployed? Don’t worry about the missed
dentist appointment. The Army has discovered – and over the
course of seven years, fine-tuned — a gum that helps the soldier
in the field fight plaque, cut cavities and clean teeth.
How Many Will Die in the New Madrid Earthquake?
Holly Deyo - Hough and USGS geophysicist Morgan Page in
Pasadena, Calif., analyzed past quakes in the New Madrid region
and used computer modeling to determine that the continuing
tremors are not related to the big quakes two centuries ago. "
'Our new results tell us that something is going on there, and
therefore a repeat of the 1811-1812 sequence is possible, Hough
said.' " Related:
Midwest Earthquake Risk Still Looms
Federal judge excuses Shell's pollution of Illinois town with
(NaturalNews) Roxana, a village of 1,550 people in southern
Illinois, now sits on many acres of benzene-contaminated soil,
including toxic groundwater that contains benzene levels 26,000
times greater than allowed by state law. Thanks to multiple
chemical spills from a Shell refinery in the last two decades,
this area contains levels of benzene hazardous to human health.
Vaccine Court Settlements Mostly for Flu Vaccines Damage
Natural Blaze - Something Big Pharma and vaccine apologists
probably don’t want the public knowing is what has been divulged
in a report from the U.S. Department of Justice dated December
available here: Adjudicated Settlements Reporting Period
8/16/13 – 11/15/13 made by what’s known as the U.S. “Vaccine
The Ultimate Killing Machine - GMOs
Natural Blaze - It looks the same — the bread, pies, sodas, even
corn on the cob. So much of what we eat every day looks just
like it did 20 years ago. But something profoundly different has
happened without our knowledge or consent. And according to
leading doctors, what we don’t know is already hurting us big
Whether Labeled Organic, Non-GMO or Conventional, Here Are 12
Reasons To Avoid Any Kind of Soy
Prevent Disease - Soy has become a major source of toxicity for
human beings, especially in the last three decades. Not only is
more than 99% of soy genetically modified, but sources labeled
organic or non-GMO are often exposed to the same problems as
Coconut flour: A nutritious, gluten-free substitute to processed
(NaturalNews) Coconut flour is a flour made from coconut solids
that have been ground into a very fine powder. It has a mild
coconut scent and flavor, which makes it suitable for
flour-based recipes that don't have other strongly-flavored
ingredients such as cocoa powder or spices. It is also quite
light and airy, making it especially suitable for baked goods
like muffins, pancakes and cakes.
Lemon: The quintessential cancer destroyer and all-around health
(NaturalNews) Jammed packed with nutrients, this upbeat fruit is
a cost-effective way to trim down, detoxify and boost vitality.
Lemons also conceal a little known health secret - that is, by
enjoying the entire fruit (juice, rind, pith and seeds), we can
strongly discourage cancer, bone loss, hypertension and more.
Fish oil found to cure brain-damaged kids
(NaturalNews)Its proven power to accelerate brain recovery in
kids after serious accidents has made it many people's favorite.
Most people are embracing its use with the hope that its
properties can help overcome some of the health problems that
have been facing them. The oil does more than just helping
children recover from serious brain problems. Alzheimer's,
psychosis, brain damage and many other health issues can be
cured by the oil.
Egyptian GM maize study shows toxic effects after just 91 days
(NaturalNews) A new study by Egyptian researchers has found that
Bt corn is not substantially equal to non-genetically modified
parent corn and is actually toxic to rats after barely three
NSA and GCHQ target 'leaky' phone apps like Angry Birds to scoop
The Guardian - The National Security Agency and its UK
counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take
advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular
Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information
across the internet, according to top secret documents.
More Gov’t Data Mining: EPA to Track Keywords About the Flu on
Activist Post - A new solicitation on the government’s Federal
Business Opportunities website involves a five-year
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study trolling Twitter
with algorithms for keywords about the stomach flu.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Common Crop Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae in the Hive
Activist Post - Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill
insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives,
according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers.
The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) -- an
inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide
additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae.
A Ban On Owning Farm Animals? Michigan Is Considering It
Off the Grid News - Keeping even one “farm animal” in
residential neighborhoods could soon be illegal in Michigan.
That’s because a proposed change to state regulations could
strip property owners of the right to keep and raise small
numbers of poultry or livestock.
Why That Bug-Out Bag Alone Won’t Save You In A Crisis
Off the Grid News - The big question to go with your bug-out bag
is: Where are you going? Leaving home to escape a disaster is a
serious decision. Unless you think it through and have a fully
integrated plan, you’re likely to end up being just one more
person stuck in a FEMA camp. I don’t know about you; but that’s
not something I want for myself and my family.
- January 27, 2014: - Today In History:
1870 - Kappa Alpha Theta, the first women’s
sorority, was founded at Indiana Asbury University
(now DePauw University) in Greencastle, IN.
1880 - Thomas Edison patented the electric
1888 - The National Geographic Society was founded
in Washington, DC.
1926 - John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated
a pictorial transmission machine called television.
1927 - United Independent Broadcasters Inc. started
a radio network with contracts with 16 stations. The
company later became Columbia Broadcasting System
1943 - During World War II, the first all American
air raid against Germany took place when about 50
bombers attacked Wilhlemshaven.
1944 - The Soviet Union announced that the two year
German siege of Leningrad had come to an end.
1945 - Soviet troops liberated the Nazi
concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in
1951 - In the U.S., atomic testing in the Nevada
desert began as an Air Force plane dropped a
one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats.
1967 - At Cape Kennedy, FL, astronauts Virgil I.
"Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee
died in a flash fire during a test aboard their
Apollo I spacecraft.
1973 - The Vietnam peace accords were signed in
1977 - The Vatican reaffirmed the Roman Catholic
Church's ban on female priests.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan greeted the 52 former
American hostages released by Iran at the White
1997 - It was revealed that French national museums
were holding nearly 2,000 works of art stolen from
Jews by the Nazis during World War II.
1998 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
appeared on NBC's "Today" show. She charged that the
allegations against her husband were the work of a
"vast right-wing conspiracy."
1999 - The U.S. Senate blocked dismissal of the
impeachment case against President Clinton and voted
for new testimony from Monica Lewinsky and two other
2010 - Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPad.
Syrian militants set conditions for Homs deal
Press TV - Foreign-sponsored militants in Syria have set conditions for
the implementation of a new deal reached at the Geneva 2 conference,
under which the government has agreed to let women and children leave
besieged districts of the city of Homs.
Kiev protesters seize Justice Ministry building after day of calm
RT - Protesters in Kiev seized the Justice Ministry building near
Independence Square on Sunday, following a day of calm. It comes one day
after rioters seiged a convention center in the capital where police
Fears of soaring tensions as police clash with protesters in Bahrain
RT - Unrest has gripped the Persian Gulf kingdom - which hosts the US
Navy's Fifth Fleet and participates in US-led military coalitions -
since February 2011, when an Arab Spring-inspired uprising launched by
the Shiite majority demanded reforms.
Report: Entire family of Kim Jong-un’s uncle executed in N. Korea
RT - All blood relatives of North Korea’s erstwhile number two, who was
executed a month ago, have apparently suffered the same fate, says the
S. Korean Yonhap news agency.
HSBC imposes restrictions on large cash withdrawals
BBC - Some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large
amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they
wanted it, the BBC has learnt.
China Halts Bank Cash Transfers
Forbes - The People’s Bank of China Bank of China, the central bank, has
just ordered commercial banks to halt cash transfers.... The specific
reason given—“system maintenance” at the central bank—is
preposterous.... A better explanation is that the country’s banking
system is running dry.
Russia, UK to sign arms agreement in spring - report
RT - After years of discord, London and Moscow are restoring military
cooperation and may even begin a bilateral arms trade later this year.
The deal enabling British and Russian arms industries to work together
on ‘unclassified’ issues is already drafted.
YouTube: Snowden New Interview U S Spying Mainly On Friendly Foreign
ABC News - NSA spying intel is used mostly not on terrorists but
anywhere there is big money not controlled by US banks such as Goldman
Sachs. CFR NSA cabal bank Goldman Sachs is responsible for bankrupting
the banks and economic institutions in Greece, Portugal and Spain. They
have gained economic control of Hyundai in South Korea and drained the
company of it hard earned profits.... Related article:
NSA is after industrial spying
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Prolonged cold blast worsens propane shortage across Midwest
nbcnews.com - America’s chronic cold is creating a significant
propane shortage across the Midwest — leading Wisconsin to
become the latest state to declare an energy emergency in
advance of more arctic air blasting eastward this week. Freezing
temperatures, snowfall and delayed flights are just some of what
an arctic air mass has brought the country. Some 14 million
Americans who rely on that type of fuel have been shelling out
more and more to heat their homes while the strong demand has
outpaced the already-low inventories, energy officials say.
281 Passengers Ill Aboard Royal Caribbean Ship
ABC News - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
say 281 passengers have fallen ill aboard a Royal Caribbean
The CDC said in a statement Friday that another 22 crew members
also are ill, with people reporting vomiting and diarrhea.
Authorities said it's not yet clear what is causing the illness.
The CDC said health officials will board the ship on Sunday
while it's docked in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Authorities said specimens are being collected and will be
55th Wing Command Chief is Relieved of Duty
Military.com - The 55th Wing Command Chief at Offutt Air Force,
Nebraska, was relieved of duty Monday, but Air Force officials
said privacy requirements prevented them from divulging why.
Chief Master Sgt. William W. Thomaston Jr. was transferred to a
non-supervisory position outside the wing after 55th Wing
commander Col. Gregory Guillot determined he was no longer able
to effectively perform his duties, said Ryan Hansen, an Air
Force spokesman at Offutt.
Five Years Of Obama Death Drones Has Snuffed Out 2400 Lives
Steve Watson - Eight times more strikes, six times more deaths
than under Bush.... The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in
London, a staunch critic of the semi-secret drone program, has
compiled a report to mark the milestone.
South Carolina House Votes to Restrict Drones, 100-0
Activist Post - Introduced in early 2013 by Reps. Hamilton,
Delleney, Taylor, Putnam and Loftis, House bill 3514 (H3514)
would prohibit the operation of drones by an agency of the state
unless it is “pursuant to a criminal warrant issued by a court
of competent jurisdiction.”
N.Y. mayor at closed AIPAC gala: Part of my job is to defend
haaretz.com - Mayor Bill de Blasio says 'there is no greater
ally on earth' than Israel, in speech to Israel lobby that did
not appear on public schedule.
Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be
CNS News - Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on
Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the
approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally
have “earned the right to be citizens.”
Blimplike surveillance craft set to deploy over Maryland
heighten privacy concerns
Washington Post - They will look like two giant white blimps
floating high above I-95 in Maryland, perhaps en route to a
football game somewhere along the bustling Eastern Seaboard. But
their mission will have nothing to do with sports and everything
to do with war.
Utah Is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes
Nation of Change - Earlier this month, Hawaii State
representative Tom Bower (D) began walking the streets of his
Waikiki district with a sledgehammer, and smashing shopping
carts used by homeless people. “Disgusted” by the city’s chronic
homelessness problem, Bower decided to take matters into his own
hands — literally. He also took to rousing homeless people if he
saw them sleeping at bus stops during the day.
Dallas City Council Expands Ban On First Amendment
Kit Daniels - The Dallas, Texas City Council recently expanded
an existing ordinance which bans anyone carrying a sign within
75 feet of a freeway to also prohibit anyone from peacefully
assembling on or near service roads, bridges and overpasses,
including individuals not holding signs and those the city
considers to be dressed provocatively.
All Day School? Chris Christie Weighs in on Schools Serving Kids
Daily Sheeple - Christie wants to establish an after-school
dinner program, starting with six inner-city schools. The New
Jersey Education Association showed support, but noted that
about a third of New Jersey’s school districts have already
“negotiated longer days and/or years.” Talk about total
indoctrination, total control.
Coca-Cola: Stolen laptops had personal information of 74,000
WSJ - Coca-Cola Co. said on Friday that personal information on
as many as 74,000 employees, contractors and suppliers were on
laptops that it said were temporarily stolen from its Atlanta
Ohio Police Department Using Fake Drug Checkpoints
El Paso Times - Police in the city of 19,000 recently posted
large yellow signs along Interstate 271 that warned drivers that
there was a drug checkpoint ahead, to be prepared to stop and
that there was a drug-sniffing police dog in use. There was no
such checkpoint, just police officers waiting to see if any
drivers would react suspiciously after seeing the signs.
Federal Government Forcing Employees 401K Funds Into Treasuries?
silverdoctors.com - If the official 2012 year end notification
an SD reader received from the TSP is any indication, it appears
that our prediction of forced movement of 401k, IRA, private &
public pension funds into US Treasury bonds may be closer than
Record One-Day Withdrawal of Gold From JP Morgan Drains 22% of
silverdoctors.com - In a surprising change from its inventory
build over the past few months, JP Morgan had the largest
one-day withdrawal of gold ever Friday. JP Morgan had 321,500
(exactly 10 metric tons) withdrawn from its Eligible category.
NY Federal Reserve Study: Unemployment Benefits Weaken Economy
freebeacon.com - The latest legislation, a 10-month extension
with budget offsets, was held up in the Senate on Thursday after
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) blocked Republicans from
University of Alaska Scientists: Fukushima Radiation May Be
Making Alaska Seals Sick
Washington’s Blog - American sailors on the USS Reagan got
really sick after having snowball fights with radioactive snow
blowing off of the coasts of Fukushima. University of Alaska
professors Doug Dasher, John Kelley, Gay Sheffield, and Raphaela
Stimmelmayr theorize that radioactive snow might have also
caused Alaska’s seals to become sick.
500% Radiation Increase of ‘No Concern’: Experts to Unveil
Radiation Levels in CA from Fukushima Fallout
Natural Society - An Assembly member from California wants more
transparency for citizens concerning the Fukushima fallout
hitting their shores. Bob Wieckowski is asking for the
Department of Public Health to post updated information about
the true radiation levels on California coastlines, requesting
that they be put in ‘layman’s’ terms to mitigate any concerns
about the true radiation exposure that many citizens and the
marine animals are being exposed to.
Next Polar Plunge Could Be Winter's Coldest
accuweather.com - The next blast of brutal cold will grip most
of the eastern two-thirds of the United States early this week
and could yield the lowest temperatures so far this winter in
Scientists predict radioactive cesium-137 from Fukushima to
reach North American coast soon
(NaturalNews) Fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant
disaster in northern Japan in March 2011 continues to mount, as
scientists now estimate that radioactive materials from the
contaminated site are likely to reach North American shores
later this year.
15 Plants and Herbs That Help Lungs, Heal Respiratory
Infections, Repair Pulmonary Damage
Natural Blaze - If you are resorting to conventional medicine to
address these infections with antibiotics, you are not only
adding to the problems associated with antibiotic resistance,
but you're also doing little to address the healing mechanisms
within your body to address the cause.
Monsanto’s Bt-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells
Natural Society - New research from Canada show that Bt toxins
in GMO crops are showing up in pregnant women, and low and
behold – they are killing human embryo cells.
Post follows suit and launches GMO-free Grape-Nuts
(NaturalNews) First Cheerios, now Grape-Nuts - shopping just got
easier for the GMO-free consumer as Post rolls out its revamped
version of the popular Original Grape-Nuts cereal, which unlike
Cheerios, will carry the Non-GMO verification seal.
Exposure to heavy metal tungsten increases chances of stroke
NaturalNews) A popular metal used in mobile phones, wedding
rings, light bulbs, computers and various other consumer
products has been linked in a new study to increasing the risk
Apple cider vinegar for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
STEPin2 - ACV is considered to be a potent remedy for illnesses
and overall health. This apple cider vinegar remedy is very
simple and will help kill the bacteria that causes UTI’s.
Herbal Remedies Superior to Antibiotics for Ear Infections
Natural Society - Research found that herbal drops of essential
oils of lavender, geranium, and cloves was as effective as
conventional treatments for ear infections.
Uses of colloidal silver
STEPin2 - As antibiotics have begun to receive a bad reputation,
supplements like colloidal silver have started gaining
popularity once again. In addition to its antimicrobial
properties, colloidal silver may provide antibacterial,
antifungal, and antiviral properties, making it a great remedy
for man conditions.
Idiocracy? The White House’s ‘Healthy’ Diet Plan for Kids,
Brought to You by Subway
Daily Sheeple - If you need any more proof that our government
is essentially a fascist vehicle for corporate interests, please
look no further than Michelle Obama partnering with the nation’s
second largest fast food chain Subway in a $41 million marketing
scheme to support Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign — a movement
supposedly designed to help eradicate childhood obesity.
Numerous studies validate chlorella's 'superfood' status
(NaturalNews) First and foremost, chlorella is densely packed
with large concentrations of vitamins and minerals. Spectral
analysis provided by Self's "NutritionData" shows that a 28 gram
(1 ounce) serving of dried chlorella contains 202 percent of our
recommended daily intake (RDI) of iron, 287 percent of our RDI
of vitamin A, 133 percent of our RDI of zinc, 33 percent of our
RDI of protein and large quantities of B vitamins, magnesium and
Curcumin protects against neurodegenerative effects of lead
(NaturalNews) A new study has found that the compound curcumin
can reduce memory deficits caused by a higher lead content in
Research shows that sugar could impair immunity by 50%
(NaturalNews) Studies previously published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Dental Survey revealed that
consuming 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of carbohydrates, such as
fructose, glucose, sucrose, pasteurized orange juice and honey,
inhibited the ability of white blood cells to engulf and destroy
harmful microorganisms and particles which were foreign to the
Mark of the Beast for your feast? Microchipped food texts you
when it spoils
(NaturalNews) Technology continues to improve our lives, but as
we've often reported here at Natural News, technology - the
Technology Age, for lack of a better term - is also a
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Michigan farmer faces $700,000 in fines for raising “wrong”
breed of pigs
policestateusa.com - After 2 long years, countless threats, and
harassment, Baker is finally scheduled to have his day in court.
The trial is set for March 11-14, 2014. This trial is an
opportunity for people to support a peaceful farmer from the
intrusion of feral pigs who work for the DNR. “If I don’t fight
this, then everyone’s freedom is at risk,” said Baker.
Your cat thinks you are a big, lazy mama cat
(NaturalNews) A new book by a prominent feline researcher who
has been studying cats for over 30 years reveals what many of us
have suspected about the true nature of cats: that they view us
humans as oversized, lazy mama cats and, perhaps not
surprisingly, generally view humans as something other than
Ozone Therapy: May Help Kill Cancer Cells and Prolong Your Pet's
Dr. Becker - Ozone therapy adds oxygen to tissue, which promotes
microcirculation. Bringing more oxygen into the body, especially
into areas that are inflamed, alleviates that inflammation. The
therapy can also reduce cancer cells, because cancer doesn’t
like oxygen and doesn’t thrive in an oxygenated environment.
- January 24, 2014: - Today In History:
1848 - James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at
Sutter's Mill in northern California. The discovery
led to the gold rush of '49.
1924 - The Russian city of St. Petersburg was
renamed Leningrad. The name has since been changed
back to St. Petersburg.
1935 - Krueger Brewing Company placed the first
canned beer on sale in Richmond, VA.
1943 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime
Minister Churchill concluded a wartime conference in
1952 - Vincent Massey was the first Canadian to be
appointed governor-general of Canada.
1965 - Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.
1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that
denied welfare benefits to people who had resided in
a state for less than a year.
1978 - A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite plunged
through Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated. The
radioactive debris was scattered over parts of
Canada's Northwest Territory.
1980 - The United States announced intentions to
sell arms to China.
1985 - Penny Harrington became the 1st woman police
chief in a major city, Portland, Oregon.
1986 - The Voyager 2 space probe flew past Uranus.
The probe came within 50,679 miles of the seventh
planet of the solar system.
1989 - Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was
put to death in Florida's electric chair for the
1978 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach.
1990 - Japan launched the first probe to be sent to
the Moon since 1976. A small satellite was placed in
1995 - The prosecution gave its opening statement at
the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Missouri law
that limited the contributions that individuals
could donate to a candidate during a single
2002 - The U.S. Congress began a hearing on the
collapse of Enron Corp.
2002 - John Walker Lindh appeared in court for the
first time concerning the charges that he conspired
to kill Americans abroad and aided terrorist groups.
Lindh had been taken into custody by U.S. Marines in
2003 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
began operations under Tom Ridge.
2004 - NASA's Opportunity rover landed on Mars three
weeks after its identical twin, Spirit.
2008 - French bank Societe Generale announced it had
uncovered a $7.14 billion fraud by a single futures
2011 - Jared Lee Loughner pleaded not guilty in
Phoenix to federal charges he'd tried to kill U.S.
Rep. Gabrielle Gifford and two of her aides in a
Tucson shooting rampage that had claimed six lives.
China owes US One Trillion?
conservativeactionalerts.com - You probably haven’t heard about the fact
that China owes billions to US — or the fact that they have refused to
pay what they owe. Many decades ago, China sold sovereign bonds
worldwide to investors in many nations. They sold tens of thousands of
these bonds on U.S. soil to American citizens on the recommendation of
our government, indicating it was a solid investment. Over the last
sixty years, China has refused to pay to these bondholders either the
principal or interest on these full faith and credit sovereign bonds.
This Is How Governments Abuse Privacy To Squash Dissent
Motherboard - Ukraine's protests, now under cellphone surveillance.
“Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass
disturbance.” That's a text message that thousands of Ukrainian
protesters spontaneously received on their cell phones today, as a new
law prohibiting public demonstrations went into effect.
Is The China Bank Run Beginning? Farmers Co-Op Unable To Pay Depositors
Zero Hedge - As China's CNR reports, depositors in some of Yancheng
City's largest farmers' co-operative mutual fund societies ("banks")
have been unable to withdraw "hundreds of millions" in deposits in the
last few weeks. "Everyone wants to borrow and no one wants to save,"
warned one 'salesperson', "and loan repayments are difficult to
recover." There is "no money" and the doors are locked.
20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic
Economic Collapse - We are not at a "global crisis" stage yet, but
things are getting worse with each passing day. For a while, I have felt
that 2014 would turn out to be a major "turning point" for the global
economy, and so far that is exactly what it is turning out to be. The
following are 20 early warning signs that we are rapidly approaching a
global economic meltdown...
Snowden Q&A: Indiscriminate mass surveillance is the biggest problem we
RT - For only the second time since he revealed himself to be the source
of leaked top-secret documents last June, former intelligence contractor
Edward Snowden answered questions from the public at large on Thursday.
Transcript from Q & A with Edward Snowden
Promising the muon: Scientists to map Fukushima nuclear hotspots with
RT - Japanese scientists say they have successfully completed a pilot
program that allows them to use cosmic rays to determine the location of
nuclear fuel inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
Canadians buying potassium iodide in bulk over fears of Fukushima
RT - Health officials in the coastal Canadian province of British
Columbia are cautioning residents not to try and qualm fears of
radioactive contamination by ingesting mass quantities of potassium
Syrian opposition refuses to meet govt face-to-face at Geneva 2 talks
RT - The Syrian opposition involved in the Geneva 2 peace talks said a
face-to-face meeting with President Bashar Assad’s representatives is
unlikely to happen. Formal discussions on how to alleviate the ferocious
civil war are set to begin on Friday.
Syrian Electronic Army hacks CNN accounts amid Geneva 2 talks
RT - Hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army broke into
CNN’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and one of the news channel’s blogs
on Thursday. The hacks occurred amid the Geneva 2 peace talks between
government and opposition representatives.
The World Economic Forum gets hijacked by climate alarmism
wattsupwiththat.com - Once upon a time, the meetings of the World
Economic Forum in Davos were gatherings of free-market economists and
entrepreneurs. Not any more. Predatory corporatism and pietistic
étatisme have moved in and captured the Davos event.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Army Continues Cover-Up of Secret Experimentation 65 Years Later
Adan Salazar - The D.O.D. and U.S. Army are attempting to delay
a court order that would force them to provide certain notice to
Vietnam veterans disclosing the extent to which they had
secretly been used as test subjects for experimentation during
the Cold War.
Arizona Bill to Thwart NSA Spying Officially Introduced
Activist Post - After being the first legislator in the country
to announce an intent to do so last fall, Ward along with nine
sponsors introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act on
Wednesday. SB1156 also garnered four co-sponsors, including
senate President Andy Biggs.
Airport Style Security Coming To Major League Ballparks By 2015
The Daily Heap - Major League Baseball announced a new mandate
Tuesday requiring all 30 teams in the league to implement
airport style security screenings for fans entering any MLB
ballpark by 2015.
Smith & Wesson to halt California sales over microstamping
Guns.com - Smith & Wesson announced late Wednesday that they
will no longer market new semi-automatic pistols in California
due to the state’s microstamping law.
Pat Down on Handcuffed Teen Ends In Ruptured Testicle
Activist Post - This article contains graphic content... Darrin
Manning, age 16, was walking with teammates to an after-school
basketball game in Philadelphia on January 7th when he was
stopped by police officers. "I didn't deserve to be wrongly
stopped. They didn't - they didn't tell me what I did," he said.
While handcuffed, Manning says a female officer assaulted him.
Shareholder Resolution Wants Monsanto to Disclose Financial
Risks from GMOs
Activist Post - A resolution re-filed by Harrington Investments,
Inc (HII) asked Monsanto’s Board of Directors to prepare a
report assessing the actual and potential financial risks posed
to their shareholders by GMO operations. Everything from the
cost of anti-GMO labeling campaigns to the devastating fallout
from revelations of crop contamination hitting farmers across
the globe and legal spending to aggressively pur"sue" small
farmers for patent infringement.
Air Force to review nuclear policies on the heels of multiple
RT - US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered an
independent, full-scale review of the American nuclear force and
assembled top military brass to discuss potential consequences.
The move is in response to multiple scandals involving nuclear
New Hampshire Rejects Right-to-Know GMO Labeling Bill
Blacklisted News - A bill that would have required the labeling
of all GMO food on store shelves in New Hampshire died in the
state's House of Representatives.
This is Why MSNBC Has Lost Half its Audience
Paul Joseph Watson - A viral video clip which shows an MSNBC
host interrupting a Congressman talking about shutting down NSA
spying to switch to “breaking news” of Justin Bieber’s court
appearance is a perfect illustration of why the mainstream media
Gun owners beware: DC man faces jail for having empty shotgun
Blacklisted News - A successful Washington, D.C. businessman
with a spotless criminal record is preparing to go to trial for
possessing a single, misfired and inoperable shotgun shell in
his own home.
Planet Hillary? More Like the Death Star
Kurt Nimmo - The twittersphere is burbling with the New York
Times’ latest shameless effort to get the Iron Maiden elected
come 2016. The bizarre cover, strangely reminiscent of George
Méliès’s Le Voyage dans la lune, posits a “possible”
presidential bid by the former Secretary of State.
Improper Ag Dept. payments top $6 billion despite efforts to
McClatchy - The Department of Agriculture reported more than $6
billion in improper payments last year, seeing its overall error
rate tick up during a time the Obama administration was
aggressively seeking to lower such mistakes, according to a
recently released audit.
Hacked CNN Reports "China Dumps A
Zero Hedge - It's one thing for the Comedy News Network formerly
known as CNN to announce the opposite verdict on Obamacare as
breaking news or that the TV studio formerly known as the NYSE
is under 3 feet of water (based on what it saw on Twitter). It's
something else entirely for it to report that China has declared
semi-hot war on the US (unless of course CNN is merely reporting
tomorrow's news today).
Frigid temperatures heat up home utility bills
USA Today - Revised EIA estimates from earlier this month peg
some home heating bills rising as much as 23.5% in the Midwest.
But even those estimates may be too low.
Hacked CNN Reports "China Dumps All US Bonds"
Zero Hedge - It's one thing for the Comedy News Network formerly
known as CNN to announce the opposite verdict on Obamacare as
breaking news or that the TV studio formerly known as the NYSE
is under 3 feet of water (based on what it saw on Twitter). It's
something else entirely for it to report that China has declared
semi-hot war on the US (unless of course CNN is merely reporting
tomorrow's news today).
California Is Experiencing Its Worst Drought in More Than a
CENTURY... With No Sign of It Ending Thanks to an Offshore High
Pressure 'Ridge' That Baffles Scientists
Daily Mail - California is experiencing its worst drought since
1895 with no signs of it abating due to a stubborn ridge of high
pressure that is lurking offshore and blocking typical winter
Temperatures In Alaska Are Warmer Than The Lower 48
CBS News - The average temperature for the Lower 48 states
midmorning Wednesday was a chilly 22 degrees. The average
temperature for the entire state of Alaska at the same time was
24 degrees, according to calculations by Weather Bell Analytics
meteorologist Ryan Maue.
Wheaties cereal found to contain so many metal fragments that
they can be levitated with magnets
(NaturalNews) Wheaties breakfast cereal, manufactured by General
Mills, has been found to contain so many microscopic fragments
of metal that individual flakes can be lifted and carried using
common magnets, a Natural News Forensic Food Lab investigation
has found and documented.
Consumer Reports finds soda contains too much carcinogenic
chemical without warning labels
Natural News Buzz - The chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI, is
often used in sodas, where it appears on ingredients labels as
"caramel coloring." But studies have shown that this chemical
used in many dark-colored beverages can cause cancer, leading
the state of California to limit manufacturers to 29 micrograms
of exposure to the compound per day for the average consumer.
Baby-murdering CDC conspired to bury evidence of vaccine-induced
(NaturalNews) The CDC is engaged in infanticide by colluding
with vaccine makers to hide the number of deaths caused by
vaccines, explains a new investigation by the Vaccine
Wheat Grass Reverses Cataract-Associated Cloudy Lenses
Natural Blaze - The idea that one can reverse aging, especially
in eye diseases like cataracts, is usually looked upon as an
unrealistic expectation. And yet research increasingly reveals
that dietary interventions can lead to remarkable improvements.
9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Everyday
Prevent Disease - Hugging helps the immune system, cures
depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It's invigorating,
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Whistleblower: Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations
Paul Joseph Watson - A whistleblower who privately informed
Google four months ago that their Chrome browser had the ability
to record conversations without the user’s knowledge has gone
public after the tech giant failed to fix the issue.
Creepy New Disney RFID Bracelet to Allow Park Mascots to Greet
Your Child By Name
truthstreammedia.com - When I saw that one of the new
capabilities of Disney’s ever-so-magical RFID bracelet program
was to allow the middle-aged guy with no background check who
dresses like Goofy and wonders the park greeting kids all day to
know people’s children by name, I thought this definitely
requires a report.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto Goes Organic?
Blacklisted News - Yes, you read that right, Monsanto is
concocting a line of trademarked organic vegetables.
Jerky treats from China are back on store shelves
Susan Thixton - Sickening news to share…more jerky treats from
China are back on store shelves. Waggin Train is back. Milo’s
Kitchen is back. Purina/Waggin Train meetings with FDA. And even
a connection of Waggin Train to Simmons Foods – the present
owner of former Menu Foods. This just keeps getting worse.
New FDA Warning Nothing Short of Miraculous, Considering the
Dr. Becker - The FDA is the latest organization to issue an
absurd warning to pet owners to avoid the “dangers” of raw pet
food. The basis for the warning is a two-year “study” the agency
conducted of 1,000 samples of pet food to check for bacteria
that causes foodborne illness.
- January 23, 2014: - Today In History:
1789 - Georgetown College was established as the
first Catholic college in the U.S. The school is in
1845 - The U.S. Congress decided all national
elections would be held on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November.
1849 - English-born Elizabeth Blackwell became the
first woman in America to receive medical degree. It
was from the Medical Institution of Geneva, NY.
1907 - Charles Curtis, of Kansas, began serving in
the United States Senate. He was the first American
Indian to become a U.S. Senator. He resigned in
March of 1929 to become U.S. President Herbert
Hoover’s Vice President.
1937 - In Moscow, seventeen people went on trial
during Josef Stalin's "Great Purge."
1943 - The British captured Tripoli from the
1960 - The U.S. Navy bathyscaphe Trieste descended
to a record depth of 35,820 feet (10,750 meters) in
the Pacific Ocean.
1964 - Ratification of the 24th Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution was completed. This amendment
eliminated the poll tax in federal elections.
1968 - North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo,
charging it had intruded into the nation's
territorial waters on a spying mission. The crew was
released 11 months later.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon announced that an accord
had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
1978 - Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of
damage to environment. They were the first country
to do so.
1991 - Allied forces in the Persian Gulf War
announced that they had achieved air superiority
after some 12,000 sorties.
2001 - A van used by the remaining two fugitives of
the "Texas 7" was recovered in Colorado Springs, CO.
A few hours later police surrounded a hotel where
the convicts were hiding. Patrick Murphy Jr. and
Donald Newbury were taken into custody the next
morning without incident.
2002 - Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was
abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, by a group demanding
the return of prisoners from the Afghan campaign.
(He was later killed.)
2002 - John Walker Lindh returned to the U.S. under
FBI custody. Lindh was charge with conspiring to
kill U.S. citizens, providing support to terrorists
and engaging in prohibited transactions with the
Taliban while a member of the al-Quaida terrorist
organization in Afghanistan.
2003 - North Korea announced that it would consider
sanctions an act of war for North Korea's
reinstatement of its nuclear program
2005 - Former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson died
at age 79.
Pentagon: Leave 10k troops in Afghanistan or remove them all
RT - The Pentagon has reportedly offered the White House an ultimatum
with regards to the future of the military’s involvement in Afghanistan:
Either leave 10,000 troops behind past the previously declared 2014
deadline or remove them altogether.
Israel says it stopped al-Qaeda attack on U.S. Embassy
USA Today - Israel’s internal security agency said Wednesday it arrested
three Palestinians for allegedly planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in
Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem International Convention Center and other
Snowden to give Q&A session on Thursday
voiceofrussia.com - Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden who
alerted the world to US dragnet surveillance programs will give his
first Q&A session on the official support webpage
on Thursday, January 23.
Swedes Rush To Dump Nanny State Healthcare For Private Insurance
lionsofliberty.com - More than half a million Swedes now have private
health insurance, showed a new review from industry organization Swedish
Insurance (Svensk Försäkring). In eight out of ten cases, the person’s
employer had offered them the private insurance deal.
Japan to freeze the ground at Fukushima to prevent contaminated water
Voice of Russia - In order to stop contaminated groundwater from leaking
at the Fukushima nuclear power station, the Japanese are planning to use
artificial permafrost there. They’re going to drill 30-metre-deep pipes
with liquid nitrogen. The construction of the huge underground fridge
will start soon and is scheduled to end next year.
Harvard Professor Warns of “Devastating” China-Japan War
Paul Joseph Watson - Russian study says U.S. could easily defeat Beijing
in nuclear conflict. Harvard Professor Ezra Vogel warned of the
devastating consequences of a potential war between China and Japan
during a conference in Beijing.
Ceasefire in Ukraine: Barricades doused out, violence an inch from
RT - A tense ceasefire was announced in Kiev on the fifth day of
violence, with radical protesters and riot police holding their
position. Opposition leaders are negotiating with the government, but
doubts remain that they will be able to stop the rioters.
Crisis in the Ukraine: USAID Support for Destabilization of Russia
Infowars.com - Editor’s note: Now that security forces in Ukraine are
allegedly shooting protestors, corporate media coverage in the United
States will focus on the violence and calls for President Viktor
Yanukovich to step aside. The situation in Ukraine, however, is not
entirely as the corporate media would have us believe.
Two Brits charged with Syria terrorism
Press TV - In a statement published on Wednesday, the police said Amal
Elwahabi and Nawal Msaad, both from Northwest London, were charged with
arranging funds to facilitate terrorism in the Arab country.
Iranian official on nuke deal: 'We did not agree to dismantle anything'
(CNN) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted
Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by
his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an
exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything."
VIDEO: CIA Agent
Baer On Report Israel Stopped Plot To Bomb U.S. Embassy
xrepublic.tv - "I don't think it's credible" CIA Agent Baer On Report
Israel Stopped Plot To Bomb U.S. Embassy.
Ecuador to urge US military withdrawal
Press TV - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has announced plans to call
for the withdrawal of some US military officers from the South American
country.... He described the number of American military personnel in
Ecuador as “inconceivable,” saying, "Unfortunately, these people have
been so infiltrated in all the sectors that what is scandalous appeared
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Tennessee Introduces Bill to Take on NSA Encryption-Breaking
Facility at Oak Ridge
Activist Post - The state-level effort to turn off water and
electricity to the National Security Agency (NSA) got a major
boost today as legislators in Tennessee introduced a bill to ban
the state from providing material support to the federal agency.
Study: U.S. States Ranked By Freedom
Ben Swann - The study states, “We score all 50 states on over
200 policies encompassing fiscal policy, regulatory policy, and
personal freedom. We weight public policies according to the
estimated costs that government restrictions on freedom impose
on their victims.”
Texas Cop Caught Handing Homeless Man Boots
Infowars.com - Another Texas police officer has been caught
red-handed perpetrating a selfless act of kindness. Unbeknownst
to him, Odessa Police Department Cpl. Jeremy Walsh was
photographed from inside a nearby restaurant getting friendly
with a homeless man.... “It seemed like the right thing to do,”
Cpl. Walsh told KWES. “I had something that somebody else needed
that I didn’t need.”
Whistleblower Snowden’s background security firm hit with fraud
RT - The US Justice Department charged the government's biggest
security background-checking agency of wasting millions of
dollars by filing over 660,000 flawed audits on people who would
eventually have access to state secrets.
Maine the Second State to Pass GMO Food Labeling Law
Fort Fairfield Journal - Maine consumers are one step closer to
learning which of the foods they shop for are polluted with
toxic, genetically modified organisms (GMO) with a new law
recently signed by Governor Paul LePage.
Fed’s Dirty Little Secret: “The Gold Isn’t There… Exists as
Mac Slavo - The whole system, it seems, is now operating on
IOU’s. Be it consumers, banks, the Fed or even the US
government, all of the US dollars being exchanged are nothing
but worthless pieces of paper, because given the lack of
transparency at the Fed, we have to assume that the physical
assets supposedly backing all this currency have already been
NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free
Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx
Showbiz 411 - In order to have that status, the NFL must be run
as a charitable foundation. In 2012, they gave away a meager
$2.3 million. Almost all of it–$2.1 million– went to the NFL
Hall of Fame. [NFL commissioner] Goodell made 15 times what the
group donated to other charities.
VIDEO: A 'tsunami' of store closings expected to hit retail
CNBC News - On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its
flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It's the latest of
about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since
2010. The news follows announcements earlier this month of
multiple store closings from major department stores J.C. Penney
Halliburton Manager Gets One Year Probation For Destroying
Evidence Of 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Business Insider - A former Halliburton manager was sentenced to
one year of probation on Tuesday for destroying evidence in the
aftermath of BP's fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which
claimed 11 lives.
FracTracker: Mapping impacts of the oil and gas industries
The FracTracker Alliance shares maps, data and analyses to
communicate impacts of the global oil and gas industry.
Second, undisclosed chemical leaked into W. Virginia water
RT - State and federal investigators looking into the West
Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 people across nine
counties without water for 11 days have learned that a second,
previously unknown chemical also leaked into the community.
Deep Freeze in Midwest, Northeast to Be Prolonged
accuweather.com - Bitterly cold air is again settling southward
from the Arctic into a large part of the Eastern states. Unlike
the outbreak from early January, this time the cold will have
more staying power.... The advancing cold will be severe enough
to bring life-threatening conditions, hypothermia and the risk
of frostbite to areas from the northern Plains to New England.
Six Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Were Buried So Big Pharma Could
truth-out.org - The FDA and Big Pharma contend that dangerous
side-effects in a prescription drug only emerge when it is used
by millions instead of the relatively small group of people in
clinical trials. But there is another reason the public ends up
15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory
Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage
Prevent Disease - Herbal remedies not only boost lung health,
but they can heal infections and even repair lung damage. Here
are 15 of the best herbs to boost lung health.
8 Foods that Speed Up Ageing While Promoting Sickness
Natural Society - Eating what’s quick, convenient, and tasty may
fit your lifestyle for now, but you may be subjecting yourself
to progressively worsening health. If you don’t shift to a
healthier diet, someday sooner rather than later you’ll be a
young person in an old person’s body, wondering what happened.
UV-Ray-Hit Mushrooms Provide More Vitamin D than Supplements,
Natural Society - While supplements are always an option, there
are actually many foods which are natural sources of vitamin D.
New research indicates mushrooms may be able to help, and that
hitting them with UV rays actually boosts their vitamin D
content just like it does in our own skin.
Man Finds Out By Mistake That His Positive Pregnancy Test Is An
Indicator of Testicular Cancer
Prevent Disease - A man was shocked to discover he had
testicular cancer after he took a pee-on-a-stick home pregnancy
test that was left in his medicine cabinet by a former
girlfriend. The positive pregnancy test was posted as a joke by
a female friend on Reddit.com, but savvy viewers were quick to
inform the woman that it could be a sign of testicular cancer,
and it was.
Shock: NBC’s Today Show Airs Report on Non-GMO Shopping
Storyleak - A surprising segment on NBC’s Today show gave tips
on how to avoid GMO foods while shopping last week, an issue
receiving increased mainstream coverage due to rising public
interest in healthy eating.
Melatonin can help lower your risk of prostate cancer
(NaturalNews) Recent research has pointed to a link between
prostate cancer and the sleep hormone melatonin. The study,
which included 928 Icelandic men, indicated that individuals who
have a higher level of melatonin are less likely to develop
Vitamin E May Offer Benefits for Patients with Alzheimer’s
Dr. Mercola - Alzheimer's will affect one in four Americans,
rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes!
However, losing your memory is not part of "normal"
aging—regardless of the severity—and the answer to "senior
moments" and more severe dementia is the same. These are
lifestyle-related conditions that are largely, if not entirely
preventable by a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Fried foods are more harmful than you think
(NaturalNews) Research carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center and published online in The Prostate in 2013
revealed that regular consumption of deep-fried foods, such as
doughnuts, fried chicken, fried fish and French fries, could
elevate the risk of prostate cancer.
Large number of cosmetic skin-lightening products contaminated
(NaturalNews) Infamous for poisoning the kidneys and brain,
mercury is a potent, silent destroyer of healthy cellular
function.... In a new report from the Loma Linda University
School of Medicine, hundreds of skin-lightening products from
around the world were found to contain extraordinary levels of
mercury that exceed FDA standards 10,000 to one!
Robots to Get Internet Cloud Brain: "Wikipedia For Robots"
Activist Post - The evolution of the humanoid robot is advancing
by baby steps, but is coming of age rather quickly; so much so,
that many experts see humans completely outsourced to robots by
2045 at the latest. The most recent development sought by the
European Union is even more startling: a cloud network where
robots can do their own research, communicate with one another,
and collectively increase their intelligence in a full
simulation of human interaction.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Raw Milk Could be legal again in Maryland
Ben Swann - A proposed Maryland bill would restore the right of
the states’ citizens to participate in cow shares, or cow
boarding, to obtain raw milk. Maryland citizens lost the right
to raw milk via cow shares in 2006, when the appointed director
of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
redefined the word “sale” to include agistments. A hearing on
the bill is scheduled for January 28 at 1:00pm at the Lowe House
Office Building in Annapolis.
Industrial agriculture has reached its 'peak,' say scientists;
time for a return to small-scale organics
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) discovered recently that yield expansion
rates for most major industrial food crops are plateauing or
even declining in many areas of the world, a fact that further
supports the case for a return to small-scale, diversified
agriculture grown organically.
U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages
Are Being Reported All Over America
Economic Collapse - If the extreme drought in the western half
of the country keeps going, the food supply problems that we are
experiencing right now are only going to be the tip of the
Crisis Reality: “Within an Hour the Stores Were Emptied”
Mac Slavo - When toxic chemicals spilled into the Elk River in
Charleston, West Virginia a couple of weeks ago we got another
glimpse into what the world might look like in the aftermath of
a major, widespread disaster.
University Launches Pet Program to Help Students Manage Stress
Dr. Becker - The "Pet Away Worry and Stress" (PAWS) program
kicked off recently at the University of Minnesota, where over
400 students stopped by on launch day to spend time with
specially trained dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a chicken.
- January 22, 2014: - Today In History:
1771 - The Falkland Islands were ceded to Britain by
1879 - James Shields began a term as a U.S. Senator
from MO. He had served Illinois and Minnesota. He
was the first Senator to serve 3 states.
1901 - Queen Victoria of England died after reigning
for nearly 64 years. Edward VII, her son, succeeded
1905 - Insurgent workers were fired on in St
Petersburg, Russia, resulting in "Bloody Sunday."
500 people were killed.
1917 - U.S. President Wilson pleaded for an end to
war in Europe, calling for "peace without victory."
America entered the war the following April.
1941 - Britain captured Tobruk from German forces.
1944 - Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy,
during World War II.
1947 - KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, CA, began
operation as the first commercial television station
west of the Mississippi River.
1957 - Suspected "Mad Bomber" was arrested in
Waterbury, CT. George P. Metesky was accused of
planting more than 30 explosive devices in NYC.
1957 - The Israeli army withdrew from the Sinai.
They had invaded Egypt on October 29, 1956.
1970 - The first regularly scheduled commercial
flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York City and
ended in London about 6 1/2 hours later.
1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws
that had been restricting abortions during the first
six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade)
1997 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright
as the first female secretary of state.
1998 - Theodore Kaczynski pled guilty to federal
charges for his role as the Unabomber. He agreed to
life in prison without parole.
2000 - Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers met privately
with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno as they
appealed for help in removing the boy from his
Florida relatives and reuniting him with his father
2002 - Lawyers suing Enron Corp. asked a court to
prevent further shredding of documents due to the
pending federal investigation.
2002 - AOL Time Warner filed suit against Microsoft
in federal court seeking damages for harm done to
AOL's Netscape Internet Browser when Microsoft began
giving away its competing browser.
2002 - Kmart Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
making it the largest retailer in history to seek
legal protection from its creditors.
2008 - Jose Padilla, once accused of plotting with
al-Qaida to blow up a radioactive "dirty bomb," was
sentenced by a U.S. federal judge in Miami to more
than 17 years in prison on terrorism conspiracy
2009 - President Barack Obama ordered the terrorist
detention center at Guantanamo Bay closed within a
year and banned harsh interrogation of terror
suspects. (The prison remains open.)
2010 - Conan O'Brien ended his brief tenure as host
of "The Tonight Show" after accepting a $45 million
buyout from NBC to leave the show after only seven
Warzone’: Open street battles in Kiev as rioters, police face-off
RT - Riot police brutally dispersed radical protesters from central Kiev
in the largest operation since the latest outbreak of violence. Almost
200 officers have been injured over four days of scuffles. Two people
were reportedly killed amid the crisis. Related:
Kiev mass riots timeline
Cynical New PR Stunt Greases Skids For “Humanitarian” Invasion of Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Following an influential think tank’s call for a
humanitarian “realpolitik” stunt to be pulled to weaken President
Assad’s position, a report has miraculously emerged just 24 hours before
the start of the ‘Geneva II’ conference which alleges systematic torture
and abuse by Assad’s regime.
5 Reasons The Latest Report On Syria War Crimes Might Not Be True
Activist Post - In a recently released and conveniently timed report,
complete with references to Nazi Germany and concentration camps,
efforts to ramp up support for a “tough line” against Syria at the
upcoming Geneva II conference and even possible military intervention,
are once again moving into high gear.
Snowden to ask Russian police for protection after US threats – lawyer
RT - NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, will ask Russian law enforcers
to protect him, his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, has said. The former NSA
contractor is concerned about his safety after seeing death threats
coming from the US.
World first: UK public university to accept bitcoin
RT - The University of Cumbria in northwest England has become the first
public university in the world to experiment with accepting bitcoin as
tuition payment. It follows a similar move made by a private university
in Cyprus at the end of last year.
If Pollution From China Affects The West Coast How Come Pollution From
Activist Post - A new report states that pollution from China is causing
smog on the West Coast of the USA. Now you’ll have to forgive my
confusion here but if we take Beijing as the starting point, the
distance to The West Coast is 6,266 miles. That’s a long way for
pollution to travel on the wind. It’s farther, for example, than the
5,363 miles the wind has to travel from Fukushima.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obamacare falling apart at the seams: Indiana moves to nullify
BenSwann - The state legislatures of Oklahoma, Georgia, South
Carolina, Tennessee and now Indiana have all taken steps to
nullify the federal healthcare law. Tenth Amendment Center
national communications director Mike Maharrey said that this
could create a formidable bloc, pulling the rug out from under
the already flailing federal act.
Obama’s Explanation For Low Approval Rating: Some Folks Don’t
Like Me Because I’m Black
Ben Swann - President Obama currently has an incredibly low
approval rating. According to a new Gallup poll, 53 percent of
Americans currently do not approve of him. But according to the
president, that is not due to the disastrous Obamacare rollout,
bleak job market, or constant violation of Americans’ privacy
from their own government. No — rather, it is because he is
Nearly 50 Million Abortions Have Been Performed in U.S. Since
Roe v. Wade Decision Legalized Abortion
CNS News - Statistics compiled over the past decade show that
the number of abortions in the United States has dropped
precipitously since the early 1980s, but the procedure still
remains a prevalent form of birth control in this country and
around the world.
FEMA Accelerates Preparations For Pandemic
Paul Joseph Watson - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is
looking for contractors to supply 40-yard size dumpsters along
with experts who can dispose of contaminated bio-medical waste
during a national emergency.
New West Virginia legislation would nullify federal gun laws
Ben Swann - House Bill 2832 (HB2832), the “Firearm Protection
Act”, explicitly prohibits all state public servants from
enforcing any “act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the
United States Government relating to a personal firearm, firearm
accessory, or ammunition” provided that the item in question
remains “exclusively within the borders of West Virginia.”
VIDEO: California Democrat Becomes Internet Joke After Anti-Gun
Storyleak - The anti-gun movement has given yet another reason
why you should disregard comments from self-described “experts”
on the alleged dangers of firearm ownership. California Sen.
Kevin de Leon recently made a fool of himself while attempting
to explain the most basic attributes of a firearm.
Utah Police Obtain Grenade Launchers, Riot Gear From Feds
Kit Daniels - Police departments across Utah have been receiving
surplus military gear well-suited for riot control, such as
grenade launchers and armored vehicles, through a U.S.
Department of Defense program that is far more prevalent than
what was previously known, according to recently released
Lawsuit: LA Cops Tased Man’s Genitals Until He Could “Smell His
Steve Watson - A lawsuit currently being heard in a federal
court reveals how LA sheriff’s deputies assaulted a young black
man who had done nothing wrong, tasering his genitals up to ten
times, enough for the flesh to begin to cook. wenty-six-year-old
Daniel Johnson is pursuing damages for excessive force, false
arrest, violations of the Constitution and civil rights,
battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
LAPD Cops Stood Down Minutes Before TSA Shooting
Paul Joseph Watson - Officers guarding area where Ciancia began
attack went AWOL. LAPD officers assigned to the area where Paul
Ciancia began his shooting spree targeting TSA agents at LAX
Airport stood down minutes before the attack began, leaving for
breaks without informing their dispatcher as required.
NSA ops 'walk in park' next to plans to track kids
WND - The spying on Americans by the National Security Agency
and the Internal Revenue Service’s attacks on conservative
groups are “like a walk in the park” compared to government
plans to track school children, says a prominent national
education researcher, analyst and Johns Hopkins-trained
JB Slear Asks: Is the Paper Ratio in Silver & Gold Much Wider
Than 100 to 1?
silverdoctors.com - Currency historian Andrew Gause has informed
me that one of his sources thinks the ratio of 100 pieces of
paper to every real contract of (1) Gold is being expanded and
could be up to as much as a 400 to 1 ratio.
Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013
CNS News - The USDA says that there were 23,052,388 households
on food stamps in the average month of fiscal 2013, an increase
of 722,675 from fiscal year 2012, when there were 22,329,713
households on food stamps in the average month.
Former West Virginia Miner: We've Been Dumping Those Chemicals
In The Water For Decades
Business Insider - When up to 7,500 gallons of toxic
4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into the Elk River
in West Virginia, leaving 300,000 people without tap water for
around a week, former miner Joe Stanley was well prepared. He
hadn’t been drinking the water for years.
Northeast getting slammed with cold, snow as winter storm
NBC News - The nation’s capital was at a standstill Tuesday
evening as snow continued falling at a rate of about an inch an
hour — while commuters across the Northeast struggled to get
home through blizzard-like conditions.
Plant Virus Makes Bizarre Kingdom Jump to Honeybees
Natural Blaze - Another explanation for Colony Collapse Disorder
and the rapid decline of honeybees follows a surprising
discovery involving a virus that typically infects the Plant
Kingdom - Tobacco Ringspot Virus (TRSV).
California schools to begin monitoring for Fukushima radiation
'arriving this year'
(NaturalNews) Two prominent academic and research institutions
in California are joining forces to conduct an in-depth study
into how radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power facility is affecting California's pristine kelp forests.
Superbugs are breeding, spreading drug-resistant genes at water
(NaturalNews) What role does the current overuse of antibiotics
play in encouraging the spread of new and invasive super bugs?
Why are water treatment facilities spreading super bugs even
after the water has been treated?
FDA Guidance for Industry: Distinguishing Liquid Dietary
Supplements from Beverages
ANH - Its purpose is to help dietary supplement and beverage
manufacturers determine whether a product in liquid form is
properly classified as a liquid dietary supplement or as a
beverage. Why does this matter? Each ingredient in a beverage
must specifically be approved by the FDA unless in the GRAS
(Generally Recognized as Safe) category. Reclassifying
supplements as beverages may in some cases give the FDA more
authority over their ingredients, and we could lose access to
some of them.
Study: Vaccine adjuvant aluminum hydroxide causes neurological
(NaturalNews) For years following the first Gulf War (1991),
scores of returning American and Western military personnel
suffered through a set of mysterious symptoms that doctors and
scientists eventually described as "Gulf War Syndrome" (GWS), if
for no other reason than because they simply could not identify
a core set of causes for a variety of different symptoms.
Some Laxatives Prove Deadly
Dr. Mercola - The FDA issued a warning about the use of saline
laxatives after 13 deaths, and 54 reports of adverse events,
were reported following their use. Saline laxatives that contain
the active ingredient sodium phosphate may lead to dehydration,
abnormal levels of electrolytes, kidney and heart problems, and
Who knew flavonoids from tea, berries and grapes protect against
(NaturalNews) A study team from Kings College London and the
University of East Anglia in the UK, publishing the results of
their work in the Journal of Nutrition has found that consuming
high levels of flavonoids, found in foods such as chocolate,
tea, berries and wine, may help protect against type II
diabetes, likely due to reduced insulin resistance and improved
Scientists shocked to discover that dogs accurately sense
Earth's magnetic field with precision
(NaturalNews) Not only can dogs sense the earth's magnetic
field, but they can actually use it to orient their bodies when
they relieve themselves, according to a study conducted by
researchers from the Czech University of Life Sciences and the
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
West Virginia moves to nullify federal hemp ban
Ben Swann - If passed, HB3011 would effectively nullify the
federal ban on hemp cultivation. The West Virginia House joins
many other states who are seeking to nullify the federal ban
this legislative season. H.B. 3011 has strong bipartisan
Organic food shortage hits US
My Fox New York - Organic and cage free eggs are becoming
popular to the point that that some major grocery chains are
reporting shortages. A New Jersey ShopRite recently posted a
sign saying the short supply was industry-wide and was due to
increased demand and limited availability.
- January 21, 2014: - Today In History:
1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was
published. It was the first American novel to be
published. The novel is also known as the "Triumph
of Nature Founded in Truth".
1793 - During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI
was executed on the guillotine. He had been
condemned for treason.
1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited
by Charles Dickens, was published.
1861 - The future president of the Confederacy,
Jefferson Davis of Mississippi, resigned from the
U.S. Senate. Four other Southerners also resigned.
1865 - An oil well was drilled by torpedoes for the
1915 - The first Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit,
1954 - The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It
was the first atomic-powered submarine.
1954 - The gas turbine automobile was introduced in
New York City.
1970 - The Boeing 747 made its first commercial
flight from New York to London for Pan American.
1977 - U.S. President Carter pardoned almost all
Vietnam War draft evaders.
1980 - Gold was valued at $850 an ounce.
1997 - Newt Gingrich was fined as the U.S. House of
Representatives voted for first time in history to
discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.
1998 - A former White House intern said on tape that
she had an affair with U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a ship
headed for Houston, TX, that had over 9,500 pounds
of cocaine aboard. It was one of the largest drug
busts in U.S. history.
2003 - It was announced by the U.S. Census Bureau
that estimates showed that the Hispanic population
had passed the black population for the first time.
Urgent Search for ‘Black Widow’ Suicide Bomber, May Be Already in Sochi
Yahoo News - Police in Sochi have launched an urgent search for a
possible female suicide bomber who may have already made it past the
ring of security set up for the Olympic Games.
U.S. warships deploy for Sochi Olympics
Washington Times - The United States will deploy at least two warships
into the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi, Russia, to respond to a
potential terror attack during the upcoming Olympics, top officials said
Soros Supported Protests Turn Violent in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - The protests in Ukraine organized by USAID, National
Endowment for Democracy (NED), Freedom House, George Soros’ Open Society
Institute and a host of public-private NGOs have turned violent.
U.S. Special Forces Train for Guerrilla War in North Korea
medium.com - Every year, the U.S. and South Korea team up for one of the
world’s largest military exercises. Thousands of troops backed by
fighter aircraft, strategic bombers and Navy warships plan for the
worst. But America’s elite Special Operations Forces are also
involved—planning for the day when they might be the first ones tasked
with stepping across the DMZ.
N.Korea Fortifies Border with China
chosun.com - North Korea has been building concrete machine-gun
pillboxes along the border with China since December as the Chinese
staged massive military drills in the area.
Expert: China Preparing to Target U.S. Aircraft Carriers
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite assurances by China’s defense ministry that
the new vehicle was not aimed at any particular country, Chinese
military expert Chen Hu told state media that the system, “can surely be
used against US carriers in any region around the globe” and that it was
“designed to strike large military targets including US aircraft
World's richest 85 people have as much as half of globe’s population
McClatchy - The world’s richest 85 people control the same amount of
wealth as half the world’s population, according to a report issued
Monday by the British-based anti-poverty charity Oxfam.
Iceland hooked on anti-depressants
Ice News - A new report released by the OECD has shown that Iceland is
the world’s biggest consumer of anti-depressants per capita. One in ten
Icelander now take medicine to cope with mental health anxieties.
Overall there has been a steady rise in the last decade, with many OECD
countries in Europe seeing the rise double since 2000.
China Exports Pollution to U.S., Study Finds
NY Times - Filthy emissions from China’s export industries are carried
across the Pacific Ocean and contribute to air pollution in the Western
United States, according to a paper published Monday by a prominent
American science journal.
Image published by embassy in Japan shows Fukushima melted fuel deep
ENENews - Radioactive Contaminated Water Leaks (Update) from the Embassy
of Switzerland in Japan, Science & Technology Office Tokyo (pdf),
The Black Widow and Russia’s Ring of Silly Putty
Kurt Nimmo - President Putin and Russia’s security forces have made a
big deal out their “ring of steel” in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where
the Winter Olympics will be held next month. Earlier this month, the
Russians announced they had dedicated $2 billion to their ring of steel
effort. It is the largest amount of money ever spent on security for an
UN withdraws Iran invitation to Syria talks
Press TV - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has rescinded
his invitation to Iran to participate in the forthcoming international
conference aimed at achieving a political solution to the Syrian crisis
under pressure from the United States.
Lawmakers accuse Snowden of being Russian spy
RT - Two of the top lawmakers within the United States intelligence
community say that Congress is now considering whether any officials in
the Russian government have influenced the actions of US National
Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
The $23 Trillion Credit Bubble In China Is Starting To Collapse – Global
Financial Crisis Next?
Economic Collapse - Since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the level
of private domestic credit in China has risen from $9 trillion to an
astounding $23 trillion. That is an increase of $14 trillion in just a
little bit more than 5 years. Much of that "hot money" has flowed into
stocks, bonds and real estate in the United States. So what do you think
is going to happen when that bubble collapses?
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Scolds the Mockingbird Media For NOT COVERING
the Benghazi Massacre & Remaining Questions
SGT Report - Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) challenges the press’
knowledge of the events surrounding the Benghazi Embassy attacks
on September 11, 2012.
California lawmakers cripple NSA with 4th Amendment Protection
Sott.net - The largest potential change could come from
California. There, lawmakers have introduced the Fourth
Amendment Protection Act. This will forbid the state from
supporting widespread domestic spying. This could include
shutting off water and electric supplies to federal buildings.
Military Drill Off Limits to Reporters
Activist Post - South Carolina’s Richland County Sheriff’s
Office has announced that it will be engaging in joint training
exercises on Monday and Tuesday with unidentified units from Ft.
Bragg. The exercises are scheduled to take place on Monday and
Tuesday and will run up to midnight on both days and will take
place largely in Lower Richland, near Eastover and Hopkins.
Obama Bypasses Congress to Halt Deportation of Children and
AllGov - Tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration
reform, President Barack Obama has used his executive powers to
halt deportations of many illegal immigrants.
America’s most popular prescription sleep medication linked to
RT - A new report describing the bizarre and dangerous side
effects of the sleep aid Ambien has once again raised questions
about one of the United States’ most popular prescription drugs.
Sebelius Uses MLK Day to Plug Obamacare
Adan Salazar - On this the 28th anniversary of arguably the most
revered civil rights leader, Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius is disgracefully tarnishing that memory by
using it to push the national health care-wealth confiscation
another Obamacare delay
CNBC News- Tax officials said they would not enforce the rule
this year because they had yet to issue regulations for
employers to follow. NYT reports.
NYC’s Finest Protect and Serve an 84 Year Old Man by Beating Him
Bloody for Jaywalking
Daily Sheeple - When an officer saw 84 year old Kang Wong cut
across the street, he sprang into action. The member of New
York’s Finest knew that you can’t just cross the street all
willy-nilly like that, no matter who you are. Being elderly is
no excuse for breaking the law.
City overrules its own assessors and lowers Google's real estate
taxes by $21 million
NY Daily News - City Finance Department brass overruled their
own property assessors twice during the past two years to lower
Internet giant Google’s real estate taxes by as much as $21
million, the Daily News has learned.
After the Collapse: Six Likely Events That Will Follow an
Mac Slavo - It’s not too difficult to understand that we are
well on our way to a paradigm shift in America; in fact we’re in
the midst of it right now. The writing is on the wall and can no
longer be ignored.
Dangerous Cold Heads Back to Midwest, Northeast
accuweather.com - The polar vortex is headed southward once
again, returning dangerously cold air to the Midwest and
Northeast in the upcoming days.
Propane shortage adds to winter woes
NBC News - As meteorologists on Monday added up to 10 inches of
snow to their frigid forecasts for the Northeast and Midwest
this week, the regions are struggling with a lack of the
essential resources residents need to keep warm.
Azle,Texas Residents Wage War On Fracking After 30 Earthquakes
CBS News - Organizers have named the bus trip “Shake the Ground
in Austin,” and they expect at least 50 people to show up for
the regularly scheduled Texas Railroad Commission meeting
Benefits Of Turmeric Tea
World Truth.TV - We all need a sweet treat from time to time and
this is my go to drink. It smells heavenly and is a great drink
either first thing in the morning or as a treat at the end of a
The amazing saga of a teenager who ran away from chemotherapy
and beat cancer naturally
(NaturalNews) Remember the story of a 16-year-boy who ran away
from his Massachusetts home in 1994 to avoid chemotherapy? His
name was Billy Best, and his story was a nationwide sensation
while he was in hiding. Now, he is very healthy and cancer-free,
back home working in a local health food store, consulting
parents of children who are pushed into chemo and participating
in medical school seminars on patient choice.
Tangerine Compounds Protect Against Long List of Chronic
Green Med Info - According to researchers from The University of
Western Ontario, tangerines contain a substance that not only
helps prevent obesity, but also protects against type 2
diabetes. This compound even combats atherosclerosis, the
underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes.
Vitamin D Improves Mood, Cognition and Pain Tolerance
Prevent Disease - Without the sunshine vitamin, few of us would
experience lives free of disease. Two new studies show that
increased levels of vitamin D not only reduce the risk of
developing cognitive impairments, but also improve widespread
Zinc protects brain cells from effects of copper toxicity
(NaturalNews) Easily absorbed in the stomach and small
intestines, excess copper can cross into the blood and affect
the kidneys, liver and brain. Too much of this metal being
unregulated can destroy brain cells. A study from the University
of Bremen, Germany, shows how the mineral zinc can protect the
brain from the toxic effects of unregulated copper.
YouTube: Ty Bollinger: Health Benefits Of Hemp
Fox News 1/18/14 - The Healthy You & Carol Alt Show interviews
Ty Bollinger on the benefits of hemp.
Heavy metal detox: Sharpen your mind, reduce cancer risk and
banish electromagnetic sensitivity with these tips
(NaturalNews) Suffering from brain-fog, irritability,
cardiovascular disease or depression? If so, you may be
contending with heavy metal poisoning. Present in contaminated
food, industrial and medical waste and beauty products as well
as environmental pollutants, heavy metals are a major part of
daily life and wreck havoc on our minds and well-being.
Man sells herbs proven to cure cancer, U.S. government jails
him, lists him on Interpol
(NaturalNews) Doing the right thing, even if it means healing
people with cancer, isn't always a good thing. In fact, it just
may land you some serious jail time and get you listed on
Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization), which
warns against and watches over big-time war criminals,
terrorists or the likes of mass murderers.
Aluminum intake leads to dementia; silica intake decreases risk
(NaturalNews) How much aluminum is in your drinking water? It's
hard to tell, but in a 15-year study on French elderly men and
women, regular consumption of tap water was associated with
aluminum toxicity and increased prevalence of dementia.
VIDEO: Secret ‘Minority Report’ Tech In All Post-2010 iPhones
Paul Joseph Watson - Apple recently announced that they had been
secretly installing Minority Report-style tracking technology in
all iPhones since the iPhone 4, which was released in 2010.
Hacking expert reveals how he cracked Obamacare site in under 4
Daily Caller - Kennedy said that gaining access to 70,000
personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took
no time at all, and required nothing more than a standard
browser to pull off.... "You can literally just open up your
browser, go to this, and extract all this information without
actually having to hack the website itself,” he added.
Security disaster: Starbucks app stores customers' passwords in
(NaturalNews) Now, according to Washington, D.C.-area radio
station WTOP, "The most-used mobile payment app in the United
States stored its users personal information in a way that could
have gotten a tech-savvy thief a lot of free coffee -- on you."
That would be Starbucks coffee.
What Your State Wants, According to Google Autocomplete
mashable.com - In the style of Tumblr user Gaysquib, we
conducted our own experiment and created a map of what each
state wants (according to Autocomplete).
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Cows Eat What?! 6 Surprising Things Fed to US Cows
Natural Society - For the most part, cattle in America are seen
not as animals or living, breathing entities, but as
commodities—products to be bought and sold for consumption. So,
in many cases, the mistreatment of these commodities doesn’t get
a second thought. Large-scale producers are interested in
raising the most profitable product for the lowest cost, and
this means feeding them some pretty strange stuff.
Six Things You Should Know How To Improvise
Daily Sheeple - In the technological world we live in it is very
easy to lose that capacity in a severe disaster. Our ability to
use technology to leverage our resources and make informed
decisions gives us a decided edge during disasters that improves
our chances of surviving. When disaster strikes our ability to
make certain things from scratch allows us to maintain some
capabilities and overcome the problems we face.
Monday - January 20, 2014: - Today In History:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1801 - John Marshall was appointed chief justice of
the United States.
1839 - Chile defeated a confederation of Peru and
Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay.
1841 - The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great
Britain. It returned to Chinese control in July
1887 - The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to
lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.
1891 - James Hogg took office as the first
native-born governor of Texas.
1937 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first
U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th.
The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
officially set the date for the swearing in of the
President and Vice President.
1942 - Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference,
during which they arrived at their "final solution"
that called for exterminating Europe's Jews.
1944 - The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs
1981 - Iran released 52 Americans that had been held
hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to
Algeria and then to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West
Germany. The release occurred minutes after the U.S.
presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald
1986 - The U.S. observed the first federal holiday
in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther
1987 - Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite was
kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon. He was there
attempting to negotiate the release of Western
hostages. He was not freed until November 1991.
1993 - Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd
president of the United States.
1996 - Yasser Arafat was elected president of the
Palestinian Authority and his supporters won two
thirds of the 80 seats in the Legislative Council.
1997 - Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his second
term as president of the United States.
1998 - American researchers announced that they had
cloned calves that may produce medicinal milk.
2000 - Greece and Turkey signed five accords aimed
to build confidence between the two nations.
2001 - George W. Bush took the oath of office as the
43rd president of the United States.
Iran invited to Geneva 2, Syrian opposition threatens to withdraw
RT - Iran has been officially invited to participate in the Geneva-2
Syria peace conference on January 22, UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon said. The
Syrian National Coalition has threatened to withdraw from the talks,
unless Iran’s invitation is revoked.
'US air raid killed 14 Afghan civilians'
Press TV - A fact-finding mission set up by the Afghan government said
on Sunday that at least 14 civilians, most of them women and children,
were killed in the US airstrike in Siahgird district of Parwan Province
on Wednesday. Initial reports had put the death toll at 8.
Terror 'Surprise' for Sochi Olympics? Purported Suicide Bombers' New
ABC News - Citing a new "surprise package" for Russia and Olympic
spectators, Islamist militants in the North Caucasus =Sunday launched a
new threat to the Sochi Olympics with a purported "martyrdom" video by
two suicide bombers who attacked a transit hub 400 miles away.
US studying plans to rescue Americans if terrorists strike Sochi
The Guardian - US military and intelligence officials have been studying
contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the Winter Olympics in
Sochi, south Russia, next month in the face of concerns about possible
terror attacks by militants.
North Korea’s Enormous Reserves of Minerals Could Be a Game-Changer
Time - According to a recent geological study, North Korea could hold
more than twice the known global deposits of rare earths — minerals used
in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions.
Turkish police fire water cannon at rally against ‘Internet censorship’
RT - The new legislation allows government ministers to block websites
deemed to infringe privacy, as well as force internet providers to
retain information on their users, for up to two years. The bill also
mandates ISPs to restrict access to proxy sites, making circumventing
the censorship nearly impossible.
Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit
RT - A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires
doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency
first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who
treat activists injured during protests.
China Blames Smuggled U.S. GMO Corn for Crop Failure
Natural Society - China has struggled to keep genetically modified foods
out of their country, rejecting and even incinerating US shipments of
corn by the boatload this year. But some of the seeds may have made
their way in regardless, and it’s these US-made seeds that are being
blamed for crop failure in the large eastern country.
Radiation at Fukushima well hits ‘record high’
RT - A record high level of beta rays released from radioactive
strontium-90 has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power
plant beneath the No. 2 reactor's well facing the ocean, according to
the facility’s operator.
Iran suspends 20% uranium enrichment as historic deal implemented
RT - Iran has fully suspended its 20-percent enrichment of uranium,
according to the country’s state TV, as the landmark nuclear deal
between Tehran and the six world powers comes into force.
"China Expected To Announce It Has More Than Doubled Its Gold Reserves",
Zero Hedge - “If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there
would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Cheng,
managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for
the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Industry powers with access to TPP plans lavish money on
RT - Operatives of top global corporations, which spend great
amounts of cash to lobby Congress, are also part of a small
group in the US outside the Obama administration that can access
working plans on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership
Obama Speech on NSA Reforms a Sad Joke, 4th Amendment
Destruction Now Sealed With Presidential Approval
The Daily Sheeple - Responding to widespread outcry after leaked
information provided by Edward Snowden brought NSA spying to the
mainstream, Obama outlined new rules on how telephone records
would be collected and used but left in place most of the
intelligence practices that have gutted the 4th amendment and
essentially turned the United States into a police state.
Obama Justifies NSA Spying: Paul Revere Did It First
Steve Watson - In a speech that was billed as an announcement of
“reforms” to the NSA’s mass spying practices, the president
argued that the US has a long history of defending liberty by
conducting surveillance. Obama even cited Paul Revere, in
remarks clearly designed to justify government spying on its own
Video and transcript of Obama's NSA speech
VIDEO: Judge Jeanine on the Truth and Consequences of the
Fox News JAN 19 2014 - We have been waiting for Benghazi justice
ever since September 11th 2012. And this week, a bi-partisan
Senate committee - Democrats joining Republicans - issued a
scathing report blaming Hillary Clinton’s State Department for
deaths that were preventable, and for the inadequate security
provided to her "friend,” Ambassador Chris Stevens and three
YouTube: 9/11 and flight 175: Wing behind distant building
truthin7minutes.com - This video demonstrates how the news media
faked the 9/11 terror plot... Update: Many commenters on this
video have (rightly) pointed out that this video has a whopper
of an error...
NY state senator says: psychological evaluation for all little
Activist Post - [Senate Bill] B 8186 requires all public
schoolchildren in NY to have two health examinations in
elementary grades and two in secondary grades. These exams must
include a psychological evaluation, which certifies “that the
child is mentally fit to permit attendance at [public] school.”
No certificate, no school.
Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook Was an Elaborate Hoax
Memory Hole - The New York Times, our nation’s newspaper of
record (which records the “official history” of the United
States), has reported that, with its “final report,” the
criminal investigation of Sandy Hook by the State of Connecticut
is over. Remarkably, the report does not even include the names,
the ages or the sex of the alleged victims of the shooting.
There is no actual identification of any of the dead.
Adam Kokesh receives two years probation and time served
Activist Post - Friday morning Anarchist activist Adam Kokesh
was sentenced to two years probation and given time served for 4
months served last summer and fall. This means Kokesh is
convicted of a felony and has lost his right to bear arms
VIDEO: How To Dodge A DUI Test And The Legality Of New Saliva
Liberty Crier - “You can refuse this swab, you can refuse a
breathalyzer, you can refuse to participate in a field sobriety
test, you can refuse to answer questions,” says criminal defense
attorney Mark Gallagher. “Now, law enforcement doesn’t like this
advice, but we do still have a constitution.”
How Did The Maryland Transportation Police Know An Unarmed Man
From Florida Was A Concealed Carry Gun Owner Before They Pulled
personalliberty.com - A Florida man was traveling South with his
family on the way home from a wedding in New Jersey when the
Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MTAP) began tailing
his Ford Expedition. After about 10 minutes, the police pulled
him over and told him they knew he owned a gun.
DHS Gave Muslim Brotherhood VIP Treatment, No TSA Pat Downs
Paul Joseph Watson - A newly released document obtained via a
Freedom of Information Act request confirms that the State
Department ordered the Department of Homeland Security to spare
members of the Muslim Brotherhood traveling to the US in 2012 a
TSA pat down or any kind of secondary screening.
Democrats Working Hard With IRS To Make Sure Tea Party Groups
Are Silenced In 2014 Midterms
patdollard.com - Excerpted from WSJ: President Obama and
Democrats have been at great pains to insist they knew nothing
about IRS targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofits before
the 2012 election. They’ve been at even greater pains this week
to ensure that the same conservative groups are silenced in the
Congress Just Authorized $1.1 Trillion in Spending…And Nobody
Read the Bill
The Daily Sheeple - On Capitol Hill on Thursday, CNSNews.com
asked Blumenauer: “The omnibus bill yesterday, it was 1,582
pages, did you have a chance to read all the pages before voting
on it?” Blumenauer laughed and said: “Nobody did!” “Nobody did?”
said the CNSNews.com reporter. “Nope,” said Blumenauer.
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 1/20/14: Warfare, Welfare, Wonder
Woman: Congress Spending Your Money
Ron Paul - Supporters of warfare, welfare, and Wonder Woman
cheered last week as Congress passed a one trillion dollar
"omnibus" appropriation bill. This legislation funds the
operations of government for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Wonder Woman fans can cheer that buried in the bill was a
$10,000 grant for a theater program to explore the comic book
Gold up 4th straight week, Deutsche quits gold price-setting
(Reuters) - Gold rose on Friday as weakness in U.S. equities,
strong fund buying and Asian physical demand lifted bullion to
its fourth consecutive weekly gain. The market was surprised by
news of Deustche Bank withdrawing from gold and silver benchmark
setting, or fixing, as German regulators investigate suspected
manipulation of precious metals prices by banks.
Arizona Introduces SB1096, Gold and Silver as Legal Tender
Tenth Amendment Center - Arizona may become the second state,
after Utah, to recognize gold and silver as legal tender
authorized for payments of debts and taxes.
Bank of America Is Actively Preparing For The Chinese January 31
Blacklisted News - It seems BofAML is now beginning to get
concerned, noting that over 60% of market participants expects
repo rates to rise if a trust product defaults and based on the
analysis below, they think there is a high probability for CEQ1
to default on 31 January, i.e. no full redemption of principal
and back-coupon on the day.
Local Chef Takes North Pacific Seafood Off Menu
keyt.com - "The way things are heading, we just feel strongly
that it is not safe, and I'm not going to consume the fish and
I'm definitely not going to provide it to my guests. I just
can't do that with a clear conscience," said Perez.
West Virginia Water Declared Safe...Sort of...Maybe...as the
60-mile Chemical Plume Heads to Ohio
Activist Post - Local hospitals have reported a spike of people
visiting the emergency room after the ban was lifted, most of
whom were suffering from what one hospital official called
“scary-looking rashes” after having a shower in the sort of safe
water.... The chemical, which is used in coal-processing,
spilled into the Elk River. The Elk feeds into the Ohio River
and a chemical plume that is 60 miles long is making its way
Company responsible for W. Virginia chemical spill files for
RT - Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the
methanol leak that contaminated the water supply in a West
Virginia town, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to
a new report.
Research Finds Black Seed Therapeutic For Aging Women
Green Med Info - Two new studies indicate that black seed (nigella
sativa) may provide a unique set of benefits to aging women by
protecting both against metabolic syndrome and accelerated bone
‘Mushrooms of Immortality’: Reishi Mushrooms an Ancient Medicine
for Modern Diseases
Natural Society - Researchers with Bellarmine University found
polysaccharides and saponins in reishi mushrooms that are able
to reduce cell proliferation (or multiplying) in cancerous
lungs. This is because the mushrooms compounds trigger apoptosis
or cell death, essentially targeting cancerous cells and
ensuring their demise.
This Is What Happens In Your Stomach When You Consume Packaged
Ramen Noodles With a Deadly Preservative
Prevent Disease - Ramen noodles contain Tertiary-butyl
hydroquinone (TBHQ), which is a byproduct of the petroleum
industry and food additive frequently to preserve cheap
processed foods... Small amounts of TBHQ may not kill you
(although death has occurred) or even make you feel immediately
sick, but it can have a long term effect on your health such as
weakening of organs and contributing to the onset of cancers and
2 Popular Foods May Turn Immune System Against Brain
Natural Blaze - A new study published in the open access journal
Nutrients titled, "The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat
and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to
Neuroimmune Reactivities," implicates two of the Western world's
most popular foods in various forms of immune-mediated brain
damage and dysfunction, including gluten ataxia and multiple
Maximizing Nutrition and Elimination of Heavy Metals Comes From
Blending, Not Juicing
Prevent disease - Juices essentially have no ability to bind
specific metals without some type of fiber to stick to them.
Despite some nutritional benefits of juicing, eliminating the
fiber renders juicing almost useless or with little to no
functional use in assisting in heavy metal elimination from the
UA transplant programs on indefinite hiatus
Kansas City Star - The University of Arizona Medical Center's
heart and lung transplant programs are on hiatus as the surgeon
who created them becomes increasingly entangled in litigation
with the hospital.
Target part of a broader cyber-attack, Russian hackers allegedly
RT - A US government classified memo has acknowledged that the
Christmas cyber-attack on Target Corp was part of a much broader
security breach of a number of US companies. The document
alleges that traces of Russian language were detected in the
Ice Core Analysis Shows Fastest Decline in Solar Activity for
The Daily Sheeple - Professor Mike Lockwood, a space environment
physicist at Reading University UK has studied ice cores going
back tens of thousands of years. He thinks there’s a very good
chance that the Sun is heading for an extremely quiet period.
Google to Introduce Smart Contact Lenses: The Era Of Cyborgs Has
Activist Post - The first smart contact lens, aimed at
diabetics, takes a glucose level reading every second from the
tears that wash over your eye when you blink, and transmits that
data wirelessly to a nearby device. Google doesn’t say what
device, but presumably a smartphone or Google Glass.
New Trendy RFID Bracelets Will Track Your Child’s Every Move
Activist Post - Because we’re living in that oh-so-trendy
technocratic age where everything needs to be traced and
tracked, why not chip your children with a trendy new RFID
Amazon Patents The Use Of Predictive Behavior Technology For
Activist Post - In case you were wondering if anyone but the NSA
is really interested in your data, Amazon has tacitly admitted
that it might know you better than you know yourself. Through a
system of "anticipatory shipping," Amazon plans to send products
to shipping hubs prior to actual purchases taking place.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
California Governor Declares Drought Emergency
The Organic Prepper - One reason that this should be alarming to
all Americans is the fact that a huge percentage of our fruit,
nuts, and vegetables come from California.... If you aren’t
producing a high percentage of your own food already, now is the
time to start if you hope to be able to afford fruits and
vegetables in the very near future.
Are Water Filters Effective Against The Chemical in the West
Virginia Water Supply?
Natural Blaze - This is one of those situations where you can’t
simply listen to “officials”. You have to use common sense and
make your own assessments.... Personally, I’d be hesitant to use
this water at all; but if I had no option, I would absolutely be
sure to filter it with my Berkey. If I did opt to filter the
water, I’d replace the filters promptly as well.
Vertical farms sprouting all over the world
newscientist.com - URBAN warehouses, derelict buildings and
high-rises are the last places you'd expect to find the seeds of
a green revolution. But from Singapore to Scranton,
Pennsylvania, "vertical farms" are promising a new,
environmentally friendly way to feed the rapidly swelling
populations of cities worldwide.
Rocks found in Natural Balance Cat Food Can?
Susan Thixton - Here is a picture – sent to me by a pet food
consumer – of what appears to be rocks/pebbles found in three
separate cases (all different lot numbers) of Natural Balance
This Seemingly Harmless Symptom Could Foretell a Deadly Disease
Dr. Becker - Most dogs suffer from this every so often, so you
might brush it off as harmless. But this could foretell a far
more serious health problem, such as heart disease, heartworm,
or cancer. How to know when your pet needs medical help.
Friday - January
17, 2014: - Today In
1773 - Captain Cook's Resolution became the first
ship to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1893 - Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown when a group
of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen
Liliuokalani to abdicate.
1900 - The U.S. took Wake Island where there was in
important cable link between Hawaii and Manila.
1900 - Yaqui Indians in Texas proclaimed their
independence from Mexico.
1905 - Remember Punchboards? They were
patented by a manufacturing firm in Chicago, IL.
1912 - English explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached
the South Pole. Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten
him there by one month. Scott and his party died
during the return trip.
1913 - All partner interests in 36 Golden Rule
Stores were consolidated and incorporated in Utah
into one company - the J.C. Penney Company.
1934 - Ferdinand Porsche submitted a design for a
people's car, a "Volkswagen," to the new German
1945 - Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw
during World War II.
1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared
in Hungary while in Soviet custody. Wallenberg was
credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews.
1946 - The United Nations Security Council held its
1961 - In his farewell address, U.S. President
Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the
1966 - A B-52 carrying four H-bombs collided with a
refueling tanker. The bombs were released and eight
crewmembers were killed.
1977 - Double murderer Gary Gilmore became the first
to be executed in the U.S. in a decade. The firing
squad took place at Utah State Prison.
1991 - Coalition airstrikes began against Iraq after
negotiations failed to get Iraq to retreat from the
country of Kuwait.
1994 - The Northridge earthquake rocked Los Angeles,
CA, registering a 6.7 on the Richter Scale. At least
61 people were killed and about $20 billion in
damage was caused.
1998 - President Clinton gave his deposition in the
Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against him.
He was the first U.S. President to testify as a
defendant in a criminal or civil lawsuit.
2000 - British pharmaceutical companies Glaxo
Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham agreed to a merger
that created the world's largest drug maker.
2001 - Director of Palestinian TV, Hisham Miki, was
killed at a restaurant when 3 masked gunmen walked
up to his table and shot him more than 10 times.
2001 - Faced with an electricity crisis, California
used rolling blackouts to cut off power to hundreds
of thousands of people.
China Mobilizes 100,000 Troops In Preparation For Korean Peninsula
Paul Joseph Watson - In what PLA sources are describing as an unusually
high figure, China has mobilized 100,000 troops to take part in a border
exercise as part of preparations for a Korean Peninsula crisis.
Syria chemical destruction plan to go ahead despite Italian port city
RT - Italy has approved its southern port of Gioia Tauro as the transfer
site for 560 tons of Syrian chemical weapons material to a US ship. The
decision has been met with a protest from the port’s mayor, who fears
the weapons are too dangerous for the city.
Metals, Currency Rigging Worse Than Libor, Bafin Chief Says
Bloomberg - Germany’s top financial regulator said possible manipulation
of currency rates and prices for precious metals is worse than the
Libor-rigging scandal, which has already led to fines of about $6
Economist: New debt writedowns would help Iceland growth
Ice News - Iceland’s banks must continue writing down household and
corporate debt to boost its economic recovery, a leading Reykjavik
University economics professor has said.
NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global
The Guardian - The National Security Agency has collected almost 200
million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract
data including location, contact networks and credit card details,
according to top-secret documents.
VIDEO: Israel condemns EU for summoning envoys
Press TV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the
European Union for summoning Israeli envoys over Tel Aviv’s decision to
expand illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian
Israel moves to ban the word ‘Nazi’ and other references to the Third
Reich other than for education purposes
Daily Mail - Israel has passed the first step on the road to more severe
banning of the use of Nazi symbols and offensive ideology. The ban would
stop the use of all Nazi symbols and expressing remorse for the fall of
the Nazi regime, and would make calling someone a Nazi illegal, with a
punishment of up to six months in prison and a fine of 100,000 shekels
Syria hands over plan for Aleppo ceasefire, readies for prisoner
RT - The Syrian government is ready to negotiate a ceasefire agreement
with opposition forces in the flashpoint city of Aleppo, Foreign
Minister Walid Moallem has said. A list of rebel prisoners has also been
drawn up in preparation for a proposed exchange.
Weapons Inspectors: Syrian Chemical Weapons Fired from REBEL-HELD
Washington’s Blog - The head of the UN weapons inspectors said that the
American case for Syrian government firing chemical weapons was weak,
because the rockets can only go 2 miles … but government-held territory
is much further away.
‘Humanity lost’: 84yo Canadian man with Alzheimer’s dies in UK border
RT - An 84-year-old Canadian man with Alzheimer’s disease died in
handcuffs in UK custody after being held for almost two weeks by border
police, a report has revealed. The UK Inspectorate of Prisons has
decried the incident as “shocking” and indicative of a lack of humanity.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon cuts order for Navy warship critics call 'unsurvivable'
RT - The Pentagon is cutting its order for Littoral class
warships for the US Navy to 32 from the original 52 due to
budget cuts and the poor performance of the vessel. One top
Pentagon official has said the ship was “not expected to be
survivable” in combat.
Congress Secretly Moves to Keep Drone Program Under CIA Control
Common Dreams - Snuck into the trillion dollar government
spending bill is a "classified" provision, introduced by
Congress, that blocks President Obama's bid to transfer control
of the drone program into Department of Defense control, Greg
Miller writing for the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
New Evidence Implicating Globalist Kissinger in War Crimes
Kurt Nimmo - Additional evidence has surfaced revealing
Kissinger’s role in Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War” against
labor organizers, students, journalists, nuns, pacifists and
other assorted dangerous terrorists. The United States
enthusiastically supported the regime in Buenos Aires while
least 9,000 people were disappeared, tortured and murdered.
Washington State Bill Would Turn Off Resources to NSA's Yakima
Activist Post - The state level campaign to turn off power and
electricity to the NSA got a big boost Wednesday. In a
bipartisan effort, Washington became first state with a physical
NSA location to consider the Fourth Amendment Protection Act,
designed to make life extremely difficult for the massive spy
Judge Rules No Fly List is Unconstitutional
Paul Joseph Watson - A judge has ruled that the U.S. government
must remove a Malaysian academic from the no fly list, rendering
the infamous policy unconstitutional.
VIDEO: Official: No One Knows How Many People Have Actually Paid
Weekly Standard - An official from the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services admitted at a House hearing today that no one
knows how many people have actually paid for Obamacare coverage:
"So we don't know at this point how many people have actually
paid for coverage?" asked a member of Congress. "That's right,"
the CMS official conceded.
A New Bill in Tennessee Could Nullify Federal Gun Control Laws
and Punish LEOs Who Try to Enforce Them
Daily Sheeple - The 2014 Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act is a
thing of beauty. Not only does it invalidate any federal gun law
that infringes upon a resident’s constitutional right to bear
arms, but it also mandate criminal penalties against anyone
attempting to enforce those federal laws.
Delaware Senate fails to revive gun control bill
thestate.com - An effort to revive a bill expanding the ability
of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health
issues from having guns failed Tuesday in the state Senate on
opening day of this year's legislative session.
Wyoming Senator Bruce Burns Wants To Reinstate Executions By
Activist Post - One of the most prominent politicians in the
state of Wyoming wants to brings back the option of executing
inmates by the means of firing squad. That is, only if the state
runs out of doses of lethal injections, which are apparently
harder than ever to obtain.
America’s Spies Want Edward Snowden Dead
BuzzFeed - “In a world where I would not be restricted from
killing an American, I personally would go and kill him myself,”
a current NSA analyst told BuzzFeed. “A lot of people share this
What Recovery? Sears And J.C. Penney Are DYING
Economic Collapse - Two of the largest retailers in America are
steamrolling toward bankruptcy. Sears and J.C. Penney are both
losing hundreds of millions of dollars each quarter, and both of
them appear to be caught in the grip of a death spiral from
which it will be impossible to escape.
Wisconsin Republicans propose 7-day work week at behest of
Raw Story - A pair of Republican legislators in Wisconsin are
circulating a draft of a bill that would allow a 7-day work week
for the state’s workers. According to the Stephen Points Journal
newspaper, the two lawmakers are floating the bill on behalf of
the state’s largest anti-union business lobby, Wisconsin
Manufacturers and Commerce.
Detroit bankruptcy judge blocks $165 million payment to banks
CNN News - The judge in the Detroit bankruptcy case struck down
a controversial proposed settlement in which the city would have
paid two big banks $165 million.
Feds Drop Bombshell On Veterans!
redflagnews.com - The Veterans Administration has deemed Mr.
Kirby “incompetent” because his wife takes care of their
finances. He has a good credit rating, he pays his taxes, he has
never been arrested in his life, yet the federal government says
will have to surrender his firearms and give up his Second
Amendment right due to the VA’s designation of “incompetent”.
His alleged incompetence is based on his own admission that he
does not take care of his own finances.
Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets homeless
USA Today - Nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were
either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them
off the streets during 2013, almost triple the number in 2011,
according to numbers released Thursday by the Department of
Why Obama Won’t Admit Fukushima Radiation is Poisoning
Americans…Connecting the Dots
Activist Post - We all know that the radiation from the stricken
Fukushima plant has spread around the globe and is poisoning
people worldwide. We all know that the West Coast of the United
States is being polluted with radioactive debris and that the
oceans, the beaches that border them, and even the air is
becoming more polluted by radioactivity as time goes on.
You have to ask yourself why the government won’t admit this.
Researchers find thousands of leaks in District’s aging system
of natural gas pipes
Washington Post - Researchers who conducted a street-by-street
survey of the District found nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks from
the city’s aging pipe system, including 12 in manholes where
methane had collected to potentially explosive levels, according
to a study published Thursday.
Wildfire near Los Angeles: Three people arrested, emergency
LA Times - Arson investigators were at the scene of a wildfire
near Los Angeles that exploded in size Thursday to more than
1,700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, authorities said.
12 Foods Most People Don't Know Are Dyed or Adulterated
Prevent Disease - Orange cheddar cheese comes to mind as one of
many foods people don't realize is dyed. While some food
coloring and adulterations are less harmful than others, many
exist as toxic threats in the food supply. Almost any food you
buy that is not its natural color has the potential of being
adulterated, even if purchased from a reputable grocery
Is Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Harmful for Teeth?
Green Med Info - Regarded as a legendary healing compound,
scientific evidence shows that hydrogen peroxide mouthwash and
bleaching is actually harmful for teeth and may cause tissue
irritation and teeth sensitivity and compromise long-term dental
Earthing - The ultimate healing technique?
(NaturalNews) The key factor that seems to be linked with
earthing is the reduction of inflammation. Since there are over
80 chronic diseases associated with inflammation, including
cancer and type 2 diabetes, earthing could be one of the
greatest "rediscoveries" of our time.
How Probiotics May Aid Your Weight Management
Dr. Mercola - Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune
system, and researchers are discovering that microbes of all
kinds play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health.
Filthy endoscopes linked to superbug outbreaks at hospitals
(NaturalNews) A new report published in Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report has found that filthy endoscopes, which are
inserted into the body during an endoscopy, were responsible for
infecting dozens of patients with a rare superbug known as
carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which produces an
enzyme known as New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM, that
renders antibiotics useless.
Nearly all gum and candy contain either toxic GMO corn syrup or
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Do you chew gum? Which kind - the
pesticide corn syrup kind or the nervous-wreck, sugar-free kind?
Do you like breath mints? Which kind - pesticide corn syrup or
agitated, sugar-free? How do you feel about food agents that are
toxins and cause nervous disorders? Do you feel that it is fair
that food companies can put just about anything they want in
products we consume?
California Department of Public Health publishes cosmetic
(NaturalNews) Well, "it's about time a state agency did
something worthwhile" might be an appropriate expression for the
California Department of Public Health's database website
disclosing harmful chemicals in cosmetic products. Mainstream
media outlets, such as the Bay Area's SF Gate and other online
sites, have promoted the new website.
Dietary intake of flame retardant chemical linked to increased
(NaturalNews) This study shows how these industrial chemicals
accumulate in the tissues of animals and humans, accelerating
weight gain, affecting blood sugar levels and leading to other
metabolic disorders like diabetes. In fact, this study shows how
a high-fat diet laced with brominated flame retardant chemicals
increases weight gain by 30 percent.
Research shows that bee pollen can improve skin, increase
fertility and more
(NaturalNews) According to Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, a Swedish
dermatologist who pioneered the use of bee products for skin
issues, bee pollen's high concentrations of nutrients provide
skin-boosting properties when applied topically: "[Bee pollen]
seems to prevent premature aging of the cells and stimulates
growth of new skin tissue," says Dr. Essen.
Creepiest SmartPhone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating
Daily Sheeple - Imagine for a moment, that you are at the
farmer's market on a Saturday morning, getting your veggies and
minding your own business. Suddenly, a creepy guy with a
comb-over approaches you. "Hey, there. I bet you like long walks
on the beach and strawberry margaritas, baby." What? you think.
How on earth did he know that?
For The First Time, Hackers Have Used A Refrigerator To Attack
Business Insider - Security researchers at Proofpoint have
uncovered the very first wide-scale hack that involved
television sets and at least one refrigerator. Yes, a fridge.
This is being hailed as the first home appliance "botnet" and
the first cyberattack from the Internet of Things.
Yes, Google Really Is Working On Smart Contact Lenses That Can
Monitor Your Body’s Health
Business Insider - The lens is being developed specifically to
help track blood glucose levels for diabetics, as an alternative
to the painful pricking-of-the-finger that diabetics must endure
today. And yes, Google is talking to the FDA about these lenses.
‘US telecoms seek to make internet enhanced form of cable TV’
RT - Telecoms will be able to pick winners and losers, decide
what content will be on now that the network neutrality rule has
been reversed by the court, Dan Gillmor, head of the Knight
center for digital media entrepreneurship, told RT.
4 Signs of an Impending Diabetic Pet Emergency
Dr. Becker - Owners of diabetic pets should watch for these
signs of an approaching health crisis. What to have on hand in
case of a true emergency, how to work with your vet, and how to
adequately monitor the situation to keep it under control at all
VIDEO: Adorable Husky Verbally ‘Says No’ When Told
to Go Into His Kennel
The Blaze - An adorable 11-month-old Husky — whose
name is actually “Blaze” — apparently has no desire
to go into his kennel. He is so adamantly against
the kennel, he’s learned how to “say no” verbally
and use his body weight to make sure he remains
Thursday - January
16, 2014: - Today In
1809 - The British defeated the French at the Battle
of Corunna, in the Peninsular War.
1883 - The United States Civil Service Commission
was established as the Pendleton Act went into
1900 - The U.S. Senate consented to the Anglo-German
treaty of 1899, by which the U.K. renounced rights
to the Samoan islands.
1920 - Prohibition went into effect in the U.S.
1944 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of
the Allied invasion force in London.
1979 - The Shah of Iran and his family fled Iran for
1982 - Britain and the Vatican resumed full
diplomatic relations after a break of over 400
1998 - Researchers announce that an altered gene
helped to defend against HIV.
1991 - The White House announced the start of
Operation Desert Storm. The operation was designed
to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
1992 - Officials of the government of El Salvador
and rebel leaders signed a pact in Mexico City
ending 12 years of civil war. At least 75,000 people
were killed during the fighting.
1998 - NASA officially announced that John Glenn
would fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery in
1998 - It was announced that Texas would receive
$15.3 billion in a tobacco industry settlement. The
payouts were planned to take place over 25 years.
1998 - Three federal judges secretly granted Kenneth
Starr authority to probe whether U.S. President
Clinton or Vernon Jordan urged Monica Lewinsky to
lie about her relationship with Clinton.
2002 - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced
that John Walker Lindh would be brought to the
United States to face trial. He was charged in U.S.
District Court in Alexandria, VA, with conspiracy to
kill U.S. citizens, providing support to terrorist
organizations, and engaging in prohibited
transactions with the Taliban of Afghanistan.
2002 - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted
sanctions against Osama bin Laden, his terror
network and the remnants of the Taliban. The
sanctions required that all nations impose arms
embargoes and freeze their finances.
2003 - The space shuttle Columbia and its crew of
seven blasted off from Cape Canaveral. (The shuttle
broke up during its return descent on Feb. 1,
killing everyone on board.)
2007 - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., launched his
successful bid for the White House.
Afghanistan accuses US of killing woman, 7 children in airstrike
RT - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the US
airstrike that killed 7 children and a woman in central Afghanistan on
Tuesday night, emphasizing that American troops once again acted against
all mutual agreements between the states.
UN climate chief: Communism is best to fight global warming
Daily Caller - United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said
that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming.
Communist China, she says, is the best model. China may be the world’s
top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution
problems of their own, but the country is “doing it right” when it comes
to fighting global warming says Figueres.
WikiLeaks releases long sought Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
WikiLeaks - Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft
text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter
and the corresponding Chairs' Report. The TPP transnational legal regime
would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global
GDP and one-third of world trade.
MIT study of Ghouta chemical attack challenges US intelligence
RT - A new MIT report is challenging the US claim that Assad forces used
chemical weapons in an attack last August, highlighting that the range
of the improvised rocket was way too short to have been launched from
govt controlled areas.
Kuwait Leads Aid Pledges For War-Ravaged Syria
RIA Novosti - Kuwait, the United States and other donor nations have so
far promised more than $1.2 billion of new funding to alleviate the
suffering of Syrians affected by their country's civil war at the start
of an international fundraising conference Wednesday that aid officials
hope will help cover billions of dollars needed this year.
Iran, Russia Ruffle US Feathers with Oil Swap Deal
oilprice.com - Reports are emerging that Iran and Russia are in talks
about a potential $1.5 billion oil-for-goods swap that could boost
Iranian oil exports, prompting harsh responses from Washington, which
says such a deal could trigger new US sanctions.
Ukraine Sanctions, Visa Restrictions ‘On the Table’ – US Official
(RIA Novosti) – The United States is open to imposing sanctions and visa
restrictions should Ukrainian authorities violently quash antigovernment
protests in the ex-Soviet nation, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday.
China confirms new hypersonic glide vehicle test-flight
RT - China confirmed conducting a test flight of a new hypersonic
missile delivery vehicle capable of delivering nuclear warheads with
record breaking speeds. The move is purely scientific and not targeted
at any country, said the Defense Ministry.
China grants gold import licenses to foreign banks for first time:
(Reuters) - China has granted licenses to import gold to two foreign
banks for the first time, sources said, as moves to open the world's
biggest physical bullion market gather pace. Allowing more banks to
import gold could increase the supply of the metal into the country,
easing local prices that are higher than in most Asian nations.
EU Parliament Votes against Labeling GM Pollen in Honey
Sustainable Pulse - The EU Parliament endorsed draft rules defining
pollen as a natural constituent of honey, rather than an ingredient, in
a vote on Wednesday. This means that GM pollen has to be labelled if it
makes up more than 0.9% of the honey, which never occurs.
Contaminated Japanese rivers unleash 'perennial supply' of radiation
into Pacific Ocean
(NaturalNews) A study published in the Elsevier journal Anthropocene
late last year has revealed that many of the rivers, streams and other
waterways located throughout coastal Japan have inadvertently become
delivery systems for transporting radioactive waste directly from the
stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility into the Pacific
TEPCO demands Fukushima workers return salary money
(NaturalNews) Many of the power plant workers and their families who
were evacuated after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and later
given compensation by the utility for their ongoing hardships, are now
being told that they have to return the money, according to new reports.
Pesticide-tainted food poisons over a thousand in Japan
(NaturalNews) Aqli Foods, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based company Maruha
Nichiro Holdings, Inc., which sells frozen seafood products in Japan,
North America and Europe, has sickened over 1,700 Japanese after the
company's products tested positive for pesticide levels 2.6 million
times the allowable limit.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
FEMA Seeking Contractors Who Can Supply Biohazard Disposal
Facilities, Tarps and Housing Units With 24-48 Hours Notice
Daily Sheeple - FEMA is seeking contractors who can supply
medical biohazard disposal capabilities and 40 yard dumpsters to
1,000 tent hospitals across the United States; all required on
24-48 hour notice. Issued on January 10th.... The request comes
on the heels of other requests that the medical supply industry
has received recently.
Obama Announces Plan to Rule by Executive Order
Kurt Nimmo - Obama has officially announced plans to trash the
Constitution and move forward with a socialist-corporatist
dictatorship without input from Congress or the American people.
He made the announcement Tuesday during a cabinet meeting.
North Dakota Man Sentenced to Jail In Controversial Drone-Arrest
U.S. News & World Report - Tuesday, Rodney Brossart, a North
Dakotan cattle rancher, was sentenced to three years in prison,
with all but six months suspended, for terrorizing police
officers who were trying to arrest him at his property in 2011.
The strange case garnered national attention because it was the
first time a law enforcement agency had used an unmanned aerial
vehicle to assist in carrying out an arrest.
The US Border Patrol 'Misplaced' the Records for 200 Predator
Motherboard - Late last year, we reported that the U.S. Border
Patrol had lent out its Predator drones 500 times over the past
three years. Scratch that, because “newly discovered” data shows
that it’s actually been 700 times.
NH House kills license plate scanner bill
boston.com - New Hampshire’s House voted Wednesday against
letting police use license plate scanners, siding with those who
argued the blanket surveillance infringed on innocent people’s
privacy. The House voted 214-135 to bar reconsidering the issue
in any form this year.
Congressman Looking To Introduce Bill To Stop TSA “Barking
Orders” At Public
Steve Watson - A Democratic Congressman is looking at the
possibility of introducing legislation that would make it law
for TSA employees to treat the public with respect and
politeness at transport hubs.
34 nuclear missile launch officers implicated in cheating
RT - The Air Force says 34 nuclear missile launch officers have
now been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped
of their security clearance, the AP reports. The allegations
come after some of the officers texted each other the answers to
a monthly test gauging their understanding of how nuclear
missiles are operated. Some may have known about the cheating,
but failed to report it.
Bill Kristol: It’s Sweet to Die for the State
Kurt Nimmo - Neocon big leaguer, William Kristol, has come out
with another doozy of an op-ed for the Weekly Standard, the
neocon redoubt Kristol edits that has consistently lost around a
million dollars a year since its inception in 1995.
H.I.V.-Positive Person, Told Otherwise, Is Being Sought
NY Times - For the last six weeks, Walter Reed National Military
Medical Center has been engaged in a highly unusual effort to
identify an individual who is H.I.V. positive but was wrongly
informed that he or she was H.I.V. negative after a mix-up of
blood samples taken at the hospital.
Vast Stretches Of Impoverished Appalachia Look Like They Have
Been Through A War
Economic Collapse - If you want to get an idea of where the rest
of America is heading, just take a trip through the western half
of West Virginia and the eastern half of Kentucky some time.
Once you leave the main highways, you will rapidly encounter
poverty on a level that is absolutely staggering.
Congress flips the switch on the fight over incandescent light
Denver Post - Just two weeks after new federal standards went
into effect that require stores to sell newer, more efficient
types of light bulbs, a Republican-written provision was
inserted in the budget agreement that would bring back the old
kind. The provision doesn't undo the 2007 law that required
incandescents be phased out... Instead, it would simply bar the
government from spending any money to enforce the law.
Helicopter Over Baltimore To Monitor Radiation
(WJZ) - Protecting Baltimore from a nuclear attack. Homeland
Security officials will conduct tests this week that could save
lives and they’ll be done from a helicopter flying extremely low
over the city. Officials will test for radiation so they can
respond more quickly in case of a nuclear or dirty bomb attack.
Discovery Channel: Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radiation!
Paul Joseph Watson - The Discovery Channel has posted a YouTube
video urging its viewers to ignore “trolls” and “fearmongerers”
and stop worrying about Fukushima radiation.
Scientists Baffled by Mass Sardine Die-Off on West Coast
Adan Salazar - Experts are baffled by a confirmed and unexpected
die-off of the West Coast’s sardine population, a mystery adding
to an already long list of devastating environmental mysteries
taking place in the wake of the Fukushima radiological disaster.
Single cinder block was used to contain toxic chemical prior to
mass W. Virginia spill
Daily Sheeple - State inspectors found that the company involved
in a major chemical spill in West Virginia had set up a simple
cinder block and one 50-pound bag of a safety absorbent powder,
according to the Charleston Gazette.
If Your Doctor Insists That Vaccines Are Safe, Then Have Them
Sign This Form
realfarmacy.com - If your doctor insists that vaccines are safe,
then they should have absolutely no problem in signing this form
so that you may archive it for your own records on the event of
an adverse reaction. (Source
Organic Turmeric Makes Pesticide-Grown Turmeric Look Repulsive
Activist Post - Another side-by-side comparison of organic vs.
conventional produce reveals much to be desired from foods grown
with pesticides. A vibrant and colorful specimen of organic
turmeric looks visibly healthier and richer than a dull, lumpy
and almost dead looking turmeric grown conventionally.
Why Every Woman Needs To Have a Gluten Antibody Test BEFORE
Green Med Info - It is becoming more well known that poor
digestion, leaky gut and dysbiosis can lead to health problems
outside of the GI tract. In several previous articles I have
discussed the effects of gluten on the brain as well as the
effects of gluten on the cardiovascular system. In addition to
these hazards, current research indicates a clear relationship
between a mother's sensitivity to gluten and the mental health
of her child.
Good Mood Foods: Don’t Worry be Happy
Natural News Blog - The old adage, “You are what you eat” is
becoming increasingly true. What we choose to eat and when we
eat it has a huge impact on how we feel. Here’s a fun list of
foods you should eat to improve your mood fast!
Sewage Sludge: Whole Foods Quietly Agrees To Drop Waste Grown
Activist Post - In December 2012, whistleblower Mario Ciasulli,
a semi-retired electrical engineer in North Carolina, put
pressure on Whole Foods to come clean about a fertilizer method
among their conventional produce suppliers. That is, using
sewage sludge, the "pink slime" of large produce farming.
Goji berries help to improve vision
(NaturalHealth365) If you suffer with AMD – there’s good news!
Eating foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin can prevent the loss
of macular pigment and could help delay, avert, or modify the
course of AMD. Studies show a direct link to the dietary intake
and increase in macular pigments because both lutein and
zeaxanthin are both entirely of dietary origin. Simply put, the
more you eat foods rich in these yellow pigments, the stronger
the protection for your eyes.
Spirulina truly is an exceptional food in every imaginable way
(NaturalNews) This is a one of a kind food that you should
immediately start adding to your diet as often as possible.
Spirulina is mainly found growing in the alkaline lakes of
Central and South America. It's now recognized as one of the
most nutritious foods in the world, as it contains all the
essential amino acids so important to maintain and enhance
health, including five of them that the human body cannot
generate on its own, as per a study conducted at Kansas
University back in 2005.
Renowned cryptographer believes his 'Blackphone' can stop the
The Verge - The Blackphone will run a "security-oriented"
version of Android named PrivatOS, which the companies say will
allow users to securely place and receive phone calls, text
messages, video chat, transfer and store files, and "anonymize
your activity" through a VPN.
Doomsday Clock One Minute Closer to a Global Apocalypse
The Daily Sheeple - The Doomsday Clock is a clockface with no
workings. Its time changes depending on how close to doomsday
the Earth is considered to be by a panel of experts. They assess
the dangers facing mankind and then decide where the hands of
the clock should be set. The news is published in The Bulletin
of the Atomic Scientists.
‘Sorry, Dave, I can’t let you do that’: Robots learn, network
RT - A World Wide Web for robots just got more real as
scientists ready to demo a project four years in the making: a
cloud-based hive mind for robots to upload and download
information and learn new tasks from each other, completely
independent of humans.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto says biotech wheat moves closer to market
(Reuters) - Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said
Wednesday it was making good progress on development of an
herbicide-tolerant wheat, pushing what would be the world's
first biotech wheat a step closer to market.
If it's this bad for employees, what's it doing to pets?
Susan Thixton - The Centers for Disease Control just released a
shocking report of the health risks to employees at a pet food
plant in Missouri. Mention of dangers in grains (aflatoxins),
flavor additives (diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedion), and pesticides
(phosphine) to employees certainly makes one wonder...if the
manufacturing of pet food is dangerous to employees, what does
eating the pet food do to our pets?
Wednesday - January
15, 2014: - Today In
1777 - The people of New Connecticut (now the state
of Vermont) declared their independence.
1844 - The University of Notre Dame received its
charter from the state of Indiana.
1870 - A cartoon by Thomas Nast titled "A Live
Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" appeared in "Harper's
Weekly." The cartoon used the donkey to symbolize
the Democratic Party for the first time.
1913 - The first telephone line between Berlin and
New York was inaugurated.
1936 - The first, all glass, windowless building was
completed in Toledo, OH. The building was the new
home of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company Lab.
1943 - The Pentagon was dedicated as the world's
largest office building just outside Washington, DC,
in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of
land and has 17 miles of corridors.
1953 - Harry S Truman became the first U.S.
President to use radio and television to give his
farewell as he left office.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon announced the suspension
of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam. He
cited progress in peace negotiations as the reason.
1986 - President Reagan signed legislation making
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a national
holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S.
Congress had permission to repeatedly extend
2004 - The NASA Spirit rover rolled onto the surface
2005 - A military court sentenced Army Specialist
Charles Graner Jr. to 10 years for physically and
sexually mistreating Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison.
2009 - US Airways Capt Chelsey Sullenberger guided a
jetliner disabled by a bird strike just after
takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport to a safe
landing in the Hudson River. All 155 people aboard
VIDEO: US to give $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt
Press TV - The United States is planning to give $1.5 billion in aid to
Egypt in order to show Washington’s support for the military-backed
referendum on a new constitution.
With Muslim Brotherhood crushed, Egypt sets sights on Hamas
(Reuters) - After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt's
military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas,
which runs the neighbouring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security
officials told Reuters.
Pentagon to sell Osprey aircraft to Israel
Press TV - The Pentagon plans to sell six Osprey aircraft to Israel in a
deal worth more than $1 billion. The Pentagon notified Congress on
Tuesday about the details of the long-planned deal, AFP reports.
Russia concerned at drug production in Afghanistan
Press TV - The Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) has voiced
concern over the growing drug production in Afghanistan, saying this
poses a direct threat to Russia.
VIDEO: 62 US organizations oppose Iran bill
Press TV - As an anti-Iran bill is gaining support in the US Senate,
more than 60 US organizations have delivered a joint letter to the upper
chamber urging senators to oppose the new Iran sanctions legislation.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Top secret Benghazi documents prove Obama administration 'knew
about terrorist attack within minutes'
Daily Mail - Newly declassified testimonies about what happened
among Pentagon officials the night of the Benghazi attack on
September 11, 2012 have been obtained by Fox News
Confirmed: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico’s Most Notorious
Business Insider - An investigation by El Universal found that
between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an
arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the
organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while
Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.
TSA to begin inspecting airliner repair shops
Detroit Free Press - The Transportation Security Administration
is gearing up to begin inspecting airplane shops all over the
world, an effort aimed at stopping potential sabotage and theft
of U.S. planes.
Nurses sue St. Thomas over strip searches for drug tests
wsmv.com - Four nurses say they were mortified after being
forced to remove all their clothing in front of supervisors and
co-workers just to submit a simple drug test. Now, each nurse is
suing St. Thomas for at least $75,000.
Retired Cop Accused of Murdering Man at Cinema for Texting
The Guardian - Authorities said Curtis Reeves, 71, and Chad
Oulson, 43, got into an argument before the screening of the
film Lone Survivor when Reeves asked Oulson to stop texting.
“Somebody throws popcorn. I’m not sure who threw the popcorn,”
said witness Charles Cummings. “And then bang, he was shot.”
Freedom executive Kennedy had felonies
The Charleston Gazette - Freedom Industries, the company
responsible for contaminating the water of 300,000 Kanawha
Valley residents, was founded by a two-time convicted felon,
benefited from the 2009 federal stimulus and at least two of its
executives have longstanding ties to the Charleston business
New York Safe Act fails to improve safety
mpnnow.com - Thousands of “Repeal The SAFE Act” signs have been
placed in patriots’ yards all over Upstate New York. Fifty-two
of New York’s 62 counties have passed resolutions in opposition
to the SAFE Act; 225 municipal governments have passed
resolutions in opposition; 19 law enforcement agencies and many
county sheriffs oppose the SAFE Act; as well as 17 sportsmen
organizations, e.g. the Wild Turkey Federation.
New Hampshire Says No to Common Core
Matt Cole - New Hampshire is rising in the fight against Common
Core, introducing a new bill for this year’s legislative season.
The state is another addition, pushing back against the federal
education takeover. Essentially, New Hampshire says no to Common
Core, by introducing a new House bill.
Ohio Refuses To Enforce REAL ID Standards
The New American - Privacy concerns have scuttled state plans to
meet all federal “Real ID” standards, which could result in Ohio
driver’s licenses not being accepted as sufficient
identification to board airplanes and enter federal buildings.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles decided about five months ago
to back off the Real ID compliance plan approved by the federal
Department of Homeland Security, but it never made a public
announcement about the change.
Woman Sexually Assaulted In LAPD Vehicle, Then Falls Out of
care2.com - Jane Doe was 27 in March 2013 when she alleges she
was groped by an LAPD officer in the course of an arrest, and
then allowed to fall from a moving vehicle, incurring serious
injuries that required multiple surgeries and extensive
hospitalization. She’s suing the LAPD for compensation in her
case, cracking open a horrific story of police brutality and
violence that’s exposing the need for close watching of an
already controversial police department.
Budget bill sets spending for everything from military pensions
to light bulbs
McClatchy - The 1,582-page, $1.1 trillion bill goes line by
line, listing how federal dollars will be spent between now and
Sept. 30. It’s one of the few times in recent years that
Congress has produced such a lengthy roster of priorities.
The Level Of Economic Freedom In The United States Is At An
Economic Collapse - Our economy is literally being suffocated to
death by millions of laws, rules and regulations and each year
brings a fresh tsunami of red tape. As you will see below, the
U.S. government issued more than 80,000 pages of brand new rules
and regulations last year on top of what we already had.
drops out of top 10 most economically free countries
WSJ - World economic freedom has reached record levels,
according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, released
Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.
But after seven straight years of decline, the U.S. has dropped
out of the top 10 most economically free countries.
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VIDEO: Identity Thieves Increasingly Target Tax Returns
CNBC News - Identity theft is already a serious problem—the No.
1 complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, and tax-related
identity theft is a growing part of this crime spree. In 2010,
about 15 percent of all identity theft complaints to the FTC
dealt with tax returns. In 2013, that jumped to 43 percent.
Lessons from the blood pressure-lowering drug Diovan scandal
japantimes.co.jp - Problems surrounding the blood
pressure-lowering drug Diovan have shed fresh light on opaque
and sometimes questionable ties between medical researchers and
pharmaceutical firms. More facts behind the alleged clinical
data falsification of the drug sold by Novartis Pharma K.K.
could be exposed through criminal investigation now that the
health ministry has filed an accusation with prosecutors against
the Japanese unit of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, saying that
the firm engaged in exaggerated advertisement of the drug,
generally known by the name Valsartan, using scientific papers
based on falsified data.
Record Numbers Line Up for Flu Shots as Media Hypes the Flu
Daily Sheeple -Twenty six people died in Dallas County, Texas.
Does that seem like a lot? Considering Dallas County is home to
2.454 million people, that means 0.001% of people have died from
the flu there. That ‘overwhelmed’ clinic in Plano wasn’t even
located in any of the counties where the flu deaths were
Wellness Junkies Will Inherit the Earth: Here’s How
Green Med Info - Let's imagine a likely scenario. A new superbug
appears and it is devastating. No antibiotics work. No vaccines
can be made in time. It is human vs. microbe. Who survives and
inherits the earth?
Recipe: Flu shot soup
STEPin2 - This is a potent flu shot soup that has survived the
age of time and goes back over 100 years. It is armed with
nature’s most powerful treasures. It will help you kill viruses
and recover faster.
What is Millet? 6 Reasons to Add it to Your Diet
globalhealingcenter.com - This tiny, gluten-free grain has been
a staple in Asia and India for nearly 10,000 years. It’s
available in a variety of sizes and colors (white, yellow, gray,
red). It may be roasted, cooked like rice, or prepared to a
creamy texture similar to mashed potatoes. Whichever way you
prefer it, millet is a healthy grain that offers many benefits.
Here are the top seven reasons to add it to your diet.
New Gov Initiative Will Combine Human DNA & Drug Development
occupycorporatism.com - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (RP) stated
that they are beginning a human genetics initiative with the
Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) to expand the use of human
genetics in defining disease and developing drug therapies.
Zilmax Banned for Its Dangers to Horses, but Allowed on Your
Dr. Mercola - Zilmax is already banned for use in horses due to
severe side effects, including muscle tremors and rapid heart
rates. According to previous research, Zilmax is about 125 times
more potent than ractopamine—a similar growth-promoting drug
that is banned in 160 countries due to its adverse health
effects in cattle.
One-third of children's lunch boxes contain toxic lead
(NaturalNews) "There is no safe blood lead level for kids,"
stated Mary Jean Brown, chief of the CDC's Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program, who warned against exposure to lead
particles in the minute dust that results from the break down of
the vinyl and lead combination found frequently in lunch boxes,
as well as other products.
Study: Roundup Ready GM soybeans accumulate poison more than
equivalent non-GM soybeans
(NaturalNews) GM soybeans contained an average of 3.3 mg/kg of
glyphosate residue and 5.7 mg/kg of AMPA residue. In 7 of 10
samples, these residues were found well in excess of the levels
proclaimed by Monsanto itself to be "extreme" and beyond typical
Key provision of net-neutrality law struck down by court
RT - Should internet service providers be allowed to restrict
access to websites and block certain content from customers
depending on how much they pay to be connected? On Tuesday, a
federal appeals court said yes.
Court Deals Blow to Anonymity and First Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that Yelp
users have no right to anonymity when they post negative
comments about a business online. The ruling was handed down
after the owner of a carpet-cleaning business said criticism
about his business was not posted by customers.
Record Growth For Privacy Search Engines In Wake Of NSA
Steve Watson - In 2013, the search engines StartPage.com and
Ixquick.com saw their traffic numbers double, with more than 5
million total daily searches, amounting to over 1.25 billion
searches for the year.... “Every time Edward Snowden shares a
new revelation about government spying, we get an influx of new
users,” said company spokesperson and privacy expert Dr.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
5 Ways To Homestead No Matter Your Yard Size
Off The Grid News - Homesteading means something different to
almost everyone. For some people it means, quite literally,
working a large piece of land. Others, a smaller piece of land.
For some, it’s self-sufficiency and total off-the-grid living.
And yet for just as many, homesteading is simply a frame of
mind, or a way of living.
To-Do List for January
Organic Gardening - Here is your zone-by-zone to-do list for the
month of January.
Starting Seeds Indoors
Organic Gardening - Starting seeds indoors will give you earlier
vegetables and flowers, and your cultivar choices will be
endless. The process of germination may seem complex, but the
act of seed planting is reassuringly simple. Just take it
step-by-step, and you’ll soon be presiding over a healthy crop
The Hidden Disease That Plagues Many Cats Over the Age of 8
Dr. Becker - If you’re owned by a cat, you may not realize it,
but your pet can develop severe high blood pressure, also called
hypertension. The condition is most commonly seen in senior and
geriatric cats. High blood pressure in felines is a serious
disease that usually occurs secondary to another illness like
kidney failure or hyperthyroidism. In fact, over 60 percent of
cats with renal failure and 90 percent of hyperthyroid kitties
are also hypertensive.
5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cancer-Free for Life
Dr. Becker - There are dog cancers that can kill your dog within
a year, even with treatment. Short of this new treatment, here
are 5 things you can do to help keep your beloved dog
cancer-free for life.
Tuesday - January
14, 2014: - Today In
1784 - The United States ratified a peace treaty
with England ending the Revolutionary War.
1878 - Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the
telephone for Britain's Queen Victoria.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became
the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while
in office. He flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco
where he met with British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill to discuss World War II.
1952 - NBC's "Today" show premiered.
1963 - George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of
1969 - An explosion aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier
Enterprise off Hawaii killed 25 crew members.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton and Russian President
Boris Yeltsin signed Kremlin accords to stop aiming
missiles at any nation and to dismantle the nuclear
arsenal of Ukraine.
1998 - Whitewater prosecutors questioned Hillary
Rodham Clinton at the White House for 10 minutes
about the gathering of FBI background files on past
Republican political appointees.
1999 - The impeachment trial of U.S. President
Clinton began in Washington, DC.
1999 - The U.S. proposed the lifting of the U.N.
ceilings on the sale of oil in Iraq. The restriction
being that the money be used to buy medicine and
food for the Iraqi people.
2000 - A U.N. tribunal sentenced five Bosnian Croats
to up to 25 years for the 1993 massacre of over 100
Muslims in a Bosnian village.
2004 - Former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow
pleaded guilty to conspiracy as he accepted a
10-year prison sentence.
2004 - President George W. Bush unveiled a plan to
send astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond.
2005 - Army Specialist Charles Graner Jr., the
reputed ringleader of a band of rogue guards at the
Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood,
Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. (He was later
sentenced to 10 years in prison.)
2005 - A European space probe sent back the first
detailed pictures of the frozen surface of Saturn's
2008 - Republican Bobby Jindal, the first elected
Indian-American governor in the United States, took
office in Louisiana.
Israel to pay $6 million compensation to anthrax vaccine trial subjects
RT - The Israeli government will pay out thousands of dollars in
compensation to 716 soldiers who took part in an anthrax vaccine trial
that ended in 2005. 92 of the servicemen sued the state, saying they
were forced into the study and suffered side effects.
‘Geneva-2 talks is an exercise in shadow fake diplomacy’
RT - Decisions on the Syrian issue will be taken behind closed doors,
and the main question will be "Who is behind the terrorists," Michel
Chossudovsky, Director of the Center for Research on Globalization, told
Army Partners With AFRICOM To Establish Special Operation Command
StratRisks - As part of the government efforts in the fight against
insurgency, the Nigerian Army has established a Special Operation Unit.
The unit, known as the Nigerian Army Special Operation Command, was
established with assistance of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM).
Neocons Call for U.S. Military Action Against Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Kurt Nimmo - In response to Salafist victories in Fallujah and across
Iraq’s al-Anbar province, James M. Dubik, a retired Army lieutenant
general, has called for direct U.S. involvement to take on the resurgent
Overseas Companies Fake Organic Certificates
Cornucopia - Some foreign suppliers of crops have been caught with
fraudulent organic certificates in recent years. Premium prices are
likely the motivation for the forgeries.... The companies seeking to use
the fraudulent certificates operated in Asia, Africa, South America,
Europe and the Middle East, but none have been uncovered in North
Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima
RT - One of the samples of the 37 black sea bream specimens caught some
37 kilometers south of the crippled power plant tested at 12,400
becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, making it 124 times
deadlier than the threshold considered safe for human consumption,
Japan's Fisheries Research Agency announced.
Captagon: the amphetamine fuelling Syria’s civil war
The Guardian - Separate investigations by the news agency Reuters and
Time magazine have found that the growing trade in Syrian-made Captagon
– an amphetamine widely consumed in the Middle East but almost unknown
elsewhere – generated revenues of millions of dollars inside the country
last year, some of which was almost certainly used to fund weapons,
while combatants on both sides are reportedly turning to the stimulant
to help them keep fighting.
Thailand: "Occupy Bangkok" Begins
Tony Cartalucci - The fourth, and largest mass mobilization yet by
protesters seeking to rid Thailand of unelected dictator Thaksin
Shinawatra and his proxy regime, has filled the streets of Bangkok with
hundreds of thousands of protesters, turning sections of the city's
roads into walking streets, campsites, stages, and protest areas.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon To Increase Intelligence, Cyber Warfare, Science
StratRisks - Part of the re-organization will include merging
the Pentagon’s ISR Task Force into an ISR Operations
Directorate, counterintelligence and security directorates have
been merged together and HUMINT, sensitive activities and
National Programs Directorates have been combined.
Get Ready for the Obamacare Bailout of Insurance Corporations
Kurt Nimmo - If Republicans in Congress are unable to muster the
forces required to repeal Obamacare – and there is a reasonable
chance they will not be able to do so with the current political
climate – the socialist scheme will be rescued by the American
Californians Sign Petition Allowing U.S. Troops to Commandeer
Steve Watson & Paul Watson - Illustrating once again how many
Americans’ knowledge of the Bill of Rights is virtually
non-existent, Californians signed a petition to repeal the Third
Amendment and allow U.S. troops to commandeer their homes. The
unbelievable footage was captured recently in California by
activist prankster Mark Dice, a regular Infowars contributor.
Texas dad sentenced to SIX MONTHS in jail over child support
payments he's already PAID after admin error bungled
Daily Mail - A Texas dad was sentenced to six months in jail in
a dispute over his child support payments - despite the fact
that he had paid his ex-wife all that he owed her. Clifford
Hall's child support payments are all caught up - he even paid
back $3,000 that he says were inadvertently withheld from his
ex-wife by his employer prior to the hearing.
Unelected Bureaucrats: Conduit for America’s Destruction
Activist Post - The EPA, FDA and scores of other Federal
agencies operate outside the confines of the US Constitution....
Let’s go over just a brief list of Federal agencies, and you
decide if these monstrosities have made our lives better.
NSA surveillance does little to prevent terrorism, says
The Verge - The report found that the NSA was responsible for
7.5 percent of counterterrorism investigations, and there was
only one case out of the 225 that was initiated by NSA evidence.
The case involved a cab driver named Basaaly Moalin who was
convicted of sending money to Somalian terrorist groups.
Kelly Thomas Verdict: Cops Now Have License to Murder
Paul Joseph Watson - The acquittal of two Fullerton, California
police officers in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless
man who was pummeled into a coma as he begged for his life,
underscores the fact that cops now have a license to murder.
Federal Law Would Make GMO Labeling Voluntary, Preempt State
Activist Post - Claiming they are merely seeking a “national
solution,” mega food corporations are pushing a federal GMO
labeling law. The problem is, the law would be voluntary and it
would preempt every state in this country from passing
legislation that isn’t, according to a draft obtained by
CFR Sweep at Fed: Obama Names Fischer, Brainard, Powell to Join
New American - Unremarked in any of the media coverage of the
appointments is the significant fact that all four of these
Obama nominations to one of the most powerful institutions on
the planet are not only members, but high-level operatives, of
the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the premier U.S. “think
tank” promoting world government for the past century.
Why Is Goldman Sachs Warning That The Stock Market Could Decline
By 10 Percent Or More?
Economic Collapse - Goldman Sachs has to know that when they
release a report like this that it will move the market. And
that is precisely what happened on Monday. U.S. stocks dropped
precipitously. So is Goldman Sachs just honestly trying to warn
their clients that stocks may have become overvalued at this
point, or is another agenda at work here?
DOE Plugs Energy Rating for Homes, Similar to MPG Rating for
CNS News - DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the
Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon
rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy
performance of their homes to other homes nationwide.
Researchers to Monitor State's Kelp Forest for Radioactive
Contamination from Fukushima
Manhattan Beach Patch - Traces of radioactive iodine from the
March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami and meltdown were detected
about a month later in kelp along the Orange County shoreline.
The ongoing study, dubbed Kelp Watch 2014, will examine samples
of Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp from along the California coast.
West Virginia chemical company facing tough questions after
NBC News - Weary West Virginians are feeling some relief after
officials on Monday began to lift a tap-water ban.... But as the
logistics are sorted out, tough questions to understand how the
water became poisoned — and whether the chemical company
responsible for the leak, Freedom Industries, broke the law on
how long it took to report its chemical spill in the Elk River —
must be adequately answered, lawmakers and activists told NBC
New Research Confirms Ayurvedic Spice Good For Prostate
Green Med Info - Biomedical researchers from Italy's
Chieti-Pescara University have confirmed what recent laboratory
research has found: That the Ayurvedic herb turmeric (Curcuma
longa) increases quality of life and reduces symptoms of
non-cancerous enlarged prostate also known as benign prostatic
7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs
Organic Gardening - Many Americans were raised on the theory
that eggs were loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol, and that
eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart
disease. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though. When
Wake Forest University researchers reviewed some of the top
scientific studies, they found no link between eating eggs and
halts robocalls aimed at senior citizens
CNBC News - A federal court has temporarily pulled the plug on a
nationwide telemarketing operation that used illegal robocalls
to trick seniors across the U.S. and Canada into buying medical
alert devices they had not ordered.
Omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk of mini-strokes and brain
abnormalities as we age by 40 percent
(NaturalNews) Strokes, mini-strokes or infarcts and vascular
dementia, along with heart disease, account for one in three
deaths each year. Expert analysis shows that nearly 200,000 of
these deaths are fully preventable by following simple lifestyle
modification steps that dramatically lower the risk of being
added to this statistical pool.
Even very low lead exposure causes children's reading scores to
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Maryland (UM)
in Baltimore recently found that children with blood lead levels
ranging between 5 and 9 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter) -- for
the past 25 years, the CDC has told the public that lead
exposure below 10 mcg/dL is safe -- scored a staggering 4.5
points lower on their reading scores than children exposed to 5
mcg/dL of lead or less.
Root canal procedure kills three-year-old girl in Hawaii
(NaturalNews) The family of a three-year-old child who died just
days after undergoing a series of "baby" root canals at a
Hawaii-based dental practice, which has since closed, is suing
for negligence and malpractice. Young Finley Boyle reportedly
suffered major brain damage and later died after being given
extreme doses of the sedative drugs Demerol (meperidine),
hydroxyzine and chloral hydrate by dental assistants who failed
to monitor the girl's vital signs for nearly half an hour.
Reddit, Mozilla, rights groups to protest online snooping in
memory of Aaron Swartz
RT -On February 11, a broad coalition of internet-involved
organizations will go online to protest massive electronic
surveillance by various governments. The action hopes to repeat
the successful beating of SOPA/PIPA bills in 2012.
Google's reach expands into your home more via $3.2 billion Nest
zdnet.com - Google said Monday that it will pay $3.2 billion in
cash for Nest, which makes smart thermostats and smoke alarms.
Rest assured that Google is hoping to plug smart homes together
with Android devices, its developer ecosystem and treasure trove
* Related Article:
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Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed
patents, ability to sue
RT - The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims
on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability
to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with
US 'superweeds' epidemic shines spotlight on GMOs
(AFP) - Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture
(USDA) announced it was considering the release of new
genetically-engineered seeds that are resistant to multiple
herbicides. But "weeds that can shrug off multiple other
herbicides are also on the rise," the study said. Nearly half
(49 percent) of all US farmers said they had "glyphosate
resistant weeds" on their farms in 2012, according to the most
recent review from agri-business market research firm Stratus.
How To Cold-Weather Compost
Organic Gardening - The sight of steam rising from a compost
pile on a cold winter day is sure to warm the heart of every
organic gardener. It's a sign that when spring comes, you'll
have a batch of fresh compost to use for getting seeds and
transplants off to a healthy start in your garden.
Monday - January
13, 2014: - Today In
1794 - U.S. President Washington approved a measure
adding 2 stars and 2 stripes to the American flag,
following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to
1900 - In Austria-Hungary, Emperor Franz Joseph
decreed that German would be the language of the
imperial army to combat Czech nationalism.
1906 - Hugh Gernsback, of the Electro Importing
Company, advertised radio receivers for sale for the
price of just $7.50 in "Scientific American"
1942 - Henry Ford patented the plastic automobile,
which allowed for a 30% decrease in car weight.
1966 - Robert Weaver became the 1st black Cabinet
member - he was appointed Secretary of Housing and
Urban Development by U.S. President Johnson.
1982 - An Air Florida 737 crashed into the capital's
14th Street Bridge after takeoff and fell into the
Potomac River. 78 people were killed.
1986 - "The Wall Street Journal" printed a real
picture on its front page. The journal had not done
this in nearly 10 years. The story was about artist,
O. Winston Link and featured one of his works.
1989 - Bernhard H. Goetz was sentenced to one year
in prison for possession of an unlicensed gun that
he used to shoot four youths he claimed were about
to rob him. He was freed the following September.
1990 - L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, the nation's
first elected black governor, took the oath of
office in Richmond.
1992 - Japan apologized for forcing tens of
thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for
Japanese soldiers during World War II.
2002 - Japan and Singapore signed a free trade pact
that would remove tariffs on almost all goods traded
between the two countries.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after
choking on a pretzel.
2009 - Ethiopian military forces began pulling out
of Somalia, where they had tried to maintain order
for nearly two years.
Black Hawk Down Deux: Obama secretly deploys ‘military advisers’ to
21st Century Wire -Jan 11, 2014 - Yesterday, we discovered that three
months ago, in October 2013, President Obama secretly sent his first
batch of ‘military advisers’ into the war-torn dysfunctional nation of
US withdraws diplomat after India demands expulsion
Press TV - On Sunday, the State Department confirmed that the
unidentified American diplomat has left New Delhi “at the request of the
government of India.”
US tested biological weapons in Japan’s Okinawa in the 60s – report
RT - The American army conducted experiments with biological weapons
aimed at destroying rice crops on the Japanese island of Okinawa in the
60s, Kyodo news agency reports. The alleged target of the tests was the
China and Southeast Asia region.
No GMO: UK to Conduct Absolutely No GMO Trials in 2014
Natural Society - The UK is celebrating a GM-free 2014 in UK fields.
This will be the first year since 2007 that no GMO trials will be
conducted and that none are expected.
EU To Ban Heirloom Seeds and Criminalize Unregistered Gardens
Activist Post - This new law creates new powers to classify and regulate
all plant life anywhere in Europe. “Plant Reproductive Material Law”
regulates all plants. It contains restrictions on vegetables and
woodland trees, as well as all other plants of any species. It will be
illegal to grow, reproduce, or trade any vegetable seed or tree that has
not been been tested and approved by the government, more specifically
the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”
VIDEO: The Black Flag Of al-Quaeda Raised Over Two Captured Iraqi Cities
RT - The black flag of Al-Qaeda was this week raised over two Iraq
cities which are now under the control of Jihadists bent on creating a
new Islamic nation. But the real blood-letting is yet to begin, warn
experts, as the Iraqi army and tribal militias mobilise, and prepare to
China Set to Seize South China Sea Island by Force
Paul Joseph Watson - Reports out of Chinese state media indicate that
Beijing is set to invade an island in the South China Sea “illegally
occupied” by US ally the Philippines, stoking concerns that the tension
filled region could explode.
Israeli police to investigate ‘expressions of joy’ at Sharon’s death
RT - The Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch
instructed police on Sunday to probe public placards that have appeared
proclaiming satisfaction and even joy at the death on Saturday of former
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Nicaragua To Start Construction On Canal, Rivalling Panama's, By
Economy Watch - Nicaragua will finally begin construction on a $40
billion inter-oceanic waterway – that will rival the Panama Canal in
scope and size – by the end of the year, said President Daniel Ortega on
Saturday, following an agreement with a Chinese company on the future
rights and management of the project.
Toll of U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation Continues to
Common Dreams - So many have come forward that the progress of their
federal class action lawsuit has been delayed. Bay area lawyer Charles
Bonner says a re-filing will wait until early February to accommodate a
constant influx of sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan
and other American ships.
Construction of Monsanto plant in north Argentina halted on
mercopress.com - A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled
that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting
work on the site.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Officer Jack McLamb Has Passed Away
Before It's News - We have just learned from
Republican Broadcasting that Jack passed away on Saturday
afternoon. We’re sure that Jack is now in a better world where
we know he’s in wonderful company.
VIDEO: Obama’s use of executive power faces reckoning at Supreme
The Hill - Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power
are at stake Monday as the Supreme Court considers whether
President Obama violated the Constitution during his first term.
Don't be Distracted by NJ Christie news - Pay Attention to TPP
RT - Abby Martin calls out the corporate media's coverage of
Chris Christie and 'Bridgegate' and discusses how this is
distracting from Congress sneaking through new legislation that
would give Obama authority to fast track the controversial Trans
U.S. Navy Mistakenly Emails Reporter Plans To Dodge FOIA
Huffington Post - The U.S. Navy has apologized for mistakenly
sending Washington television reporter Scott MacFarlane an
internal email plotting ways to dodge the reporter’s Freedom of
Information Act requests for documents related to September’s
Navy Yard mass shooting.
Common Core, Agenda 21, And Global Governance
Reality Blog - This lecture and power point explains how Common
Core is pure Agenda 21 and a gateway for privatization of the
entire school system. It shows a shocking in your face
conspiracy by the 50 State governors (National Governor’s
Association) and CCSSO to create, copyright, and then sell by
legal vote and enforcement Common Core State Standards to each
Senator Ted Cruz Criticizes Obama For Not Locking Up Marijuana
Users In Colorado
Raw Story - Voters in Colorado and Washington state voted to
legalize the recreational use of marijuana in 2013, but federal
law still prohibits the use of the drug. The Department of
Justice announced in August of 2013 that it would not target for
arrest adults who used marijuana in compliance with state laws.
Cruz said the Obama administration should continue imprisoning
people for using marijuana until federal law is changed.
EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes
Daily Caller - Have you heard the story of the residents of
Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were
members of the Wind River tribes — after the Environmental
Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River
Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and
angering state officials.
* Related Article:
Agenda 21 has started in Wyoming
Mainstream Media Blackout: Maine Second State to Pass GMO
Activist Post - These laws come with some pretty big caveats.
Even though two states have signed on, they still need three
more, and all states involved must be A) Northeastern states
with B) a combined total of 20 million people living in them for
the law to be official. Connecticut and Maine have a combined
population of about only five million.
Leaked Document Reveals Big Food Lobby's Plans to Preempt State
centerforfoodsafety.org - Grocery Manufacturers Association
pushing legislation after spending millions against state ballot
Gun owners’ self-defense bill moves forward in Florida
bizpacreview.com - A bill backed by the National Rifle
Association to protect Florida gun owners who display their
weapon or fire a warning shot to deter an attacker sailed
through the Senate Judiciary Committee on a unanimous vote
* Related Article:
University of Florida sued over campus gun ban
Another headache for New Jersey's Christie: class-action lawsuit
(Reuters) - A personal injury lawyer from Fort Lee, New Jersey,
filed the case in federal court on behalf of six local residents
who missed work or suffered other alleged damages due to the
traffic jam last September. Many more people could join the
plaintiffs if the court allows the case to become a class
People Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 91.8 Million;
Participation Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels
Zero Hedge - Curious why despite the huge miss in payrolls the
unemployment rate tumbled from 7.0% to 6.7%? The reason is
because in December the civilian labor force did what it usually
does in the New Normal: it dropped from 155.3 million to 154.9
million, which means the labor participation rate just dropped
to a fresh 35 year low, hitting levels not seen since 1978, at
62.8% down from 63.0%.
China leaves US behind as world’s top trader
RT - For the first time in centuries China has overtaken the US
as the world’s biggest trading nation, with total trade standing
at $4.16 trillion in 2013.... The US is scheduled to release its
full-year figures in February, but its trade for the first 11
months from January to November totaled just $3.57 trillion,
making China potentially the world’s biggest trader.
Banks Say No to Marijuana Money, Legal or Not
NY Times - Legal marijuana merchants like Mr. Kunkel — mainly
medical marijuana outlets but also, starting this year, shops
that sell recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington —
are grappling with a pressing predicament: Their businesses are
conducted almost entirely in cash because it is exceedingly
difficult for them to open and maintain bank accounts, and thus
accept credit cards.
Government Spent $224,863 On "Custom-Fit" Condoms
Zero Hedge - Money well-spent, we are sure some would suggest;
but when the National Institute of Health spends $224,863 to
test 95 "custom-fitted" condoms so every hard-working American
man can choose the one that fits 'just right', we suggest the
government is stretching the tax dollar a little too far.
River chemical spill in West Virginia larger than first believed
dallasnews.com - As hundreds of thousands of residents faced a
third day without water because of a chemical spill in a local
river, a water company executive said Saturday that it could be
days before it is safe for them to drink tap water again....
About 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, or MCHM,
spilled into the river, about 2,500 more than previously
estimated, said Mike Dorsey, chief of homeland security and
emergency response for the West Virginia Department of
US House passed bill ravaging toxic-waste law - on same day as
W. Virginia chemical spill
RT - As West Virginians were learning Thursday of a devastating
chemical spill in the Elk River that has rendered water
undrinkable for 300,000 people, the US House of Representatives
was busy gutting federal hazardous-waste cleanup law.
EPA Issues New Rule to Require Chemical Disclosures for Offshore
oilprice.com - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas
companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California
to disclose the chemicals they discharge into the ocean. Oil and
gas companies have been fracking offshore California for perhaps
as long as two decades, but they largely flew under the radar
BP loses bid over Gulf oil payouts
BBC - BP has lost an appeal to cancel the terms of its
multi-billion-dollar settlement with businesses over the 2010
Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. A US federal appeals court on
Saturday upheld the terms of the original 2012 settlement.
Forget the Flu Shot: Hand Washing and Elderberry Extract are
Natural Blaze - Don’t fall for the escalating propaganda that is
being propelled by a fear campaign. The flu vaccine is NOT the
best way to protect yourself against the H1N1 virus.
Researchers: Caffeine Enhances Memory
Natural Blaze - Michael Yassa, assistant professor of
psychological and brain sciences in the Krieger School of Arts
and Sciences at Johns Hopkins, and his team of scientists found
that caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in
humans. Their research, published by the journal Nature
Neuroscience, shows that caffeine enhances certain memories at
least up to 24 hours after it is consumed.
A short-term diet of junk food can irreversibly damage memory,
(NaturalNews) According to a new study by researchers at the
University of New South Wales in Australia, eating food that is
loaded with sugar and fat for just one week can have a
detrimental effect on the brain's cognitive ability.
Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar better than drugs: Study
(NaturalNews) Type 2 diabetes is definitely among the more
frustrating diseases, in that the conventional treatment model
requires constant needle pricks while providing no actual cure.
But a growing body of research suggests that regular
supplementation with cinnamon could help in thwarting the onset
of diabetes, and potentially even provide better relief than
mainstream therapies for already-diagnosed diabetics.
Why the Flu Virus Spreads More Easily in the Cold
Natural Society - A team of scientists at the National Institute
of Health has discovered that the flu virus’s outer covering is
more stable in cold temperatures. In the winter months it
hardens to a rubbery shell which could make it easier to pass
from one person to another, whereas in warm weather, or summer
and spring months, it melts into a liquid phase which makes the
virus susceptible to the elements.
Take control of your life: Don't Eat Cancer
(NaturalNews) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which most
Americans believe is in place to protect our food and guard our
health, has instead allowed more than 70,000 chemicals to
infiltrate our food supply. Many of these dangerous ingredients
are outright toxins, and until we stop eating them, we are
poisoning ourselves, undermining our health and allowing cancer
to enter our bodies.
History of Medicine
9gag.com - 2000 BC to the present day in eight lines.
'At least three' more major US retailers reportedly suffer data
The Verge - Target and Neiman Marcus could be the tip of the
iceberg, if a new Reuters report is correct. The organization
writes that at least three other US retailers also suffered data
breaches "using similar techniques" to the one that penetrated
Target last month.
The first phone company to publish a transparency report isn’t
AT&T or Verizon
credoaction.com - This week CREDO made headlines by becoming the
first telecom carrier to publicly report government requests for
private information about our subscribers.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Urban Gardening: Grow Anywhere!
Natural Blaze - Just because you live in an apartment, does not
mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown
garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can
help you achieve your homegrown produce dream.
How to Check for Seed Viability
Mother Earth News - Saving seeds is a great gardening habit, but
knowing whether they're still good can be a challenge. Our seed
viability test will help you get the most from your saved seeds
Use Cold Frames to Grow More Food
Mother Earth News - Get a jump start on your spring garden by
using cold frames to sprout seeds in a warm, protected enclosure
and protect tender seedlings from wind and frost.
Friday - January
10, 2014: - Today In
1861 - Florida seceded from the United States.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard
1901 - Oil was discovered at the Spindletop oil
field near Beaumont, TX.
1920 - The League of Nations ratified the Treaty of
Versailles, officially ending World War I with
1920 - The League of Nations held its first meeting
1943 - U.S. President Roosevelt sailed from Miami,
FL, to Trinidad thus becoming the first American
President to visit a foreign country during wartime.
1946 - The first meeting of the United Nations
General Assembly took place with 51 nations
1949 - Vinyl records were introduced by RCA (45 rpm)
and Columbia (33.3 rpm).
1978 - The Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts
aboard a Soyuz capsule for a redezvous with the
Salyut VI space laboratory.
1984 - The United States and the Vatican established
full diplomatic relations for the first time in more
than a century.
2001 - American Airlines agreed to acquire most of
TWA's assets for about $500 million. The deal
brought an end to the financially troubled TWA.
2002 - In France, the "Official Journal" reported
that all women could get the morning-after
contraception pill for free in pharmacies.
2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing
from the global nuclear arms control treaty and that
it had no plans to develop nuclear weapons.
2005 - CBS issued a damning independent review of
mistakes related to a "60 Minutes" report on
President George W. Bush's National Guard service.
2007 - President George W. Bush announced he would
send a "surge" of 21,500 U.S. forces to Iraq.
2011 - A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority
Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison for
his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate
money to Texas candidates in 2002. (DeLay remains
free on bond as he appeals.)
2012 - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the
New Hampshire Republican presidential primary.
Al Qaeda Now Controls More Territory In The Arab World Than Ever Before
Zero Hedge - In what can be described a truly ironic event and a major
failure for America's stated mission (because one can't help but wonder
at all the support various Al Qaeda cells have received from the US
and/or CIA) of eradicating the Al Qaeda scourge from the face of the
earth, we learn today that al Qaeda appears to control more territory in
the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.
Russia on alert after five bodies found with gunshot wounds
The Guardian - Russian security forces are on alert after the discovery
of an explosive device and at least five bodies with gunshot wounds in
the southern region of Stavropol.
74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased
CNS News - Seventy-four percent of the U.S. military personnel who have
given their lives serving in the Afghan War died after Feb. 17, 2009,
when President Barack Obama announced his first increase in the number
of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to CNSNews.com’s
database of U.S. casualties in the war.
India-US relations sink to new low over diplomat arrest and strip search
RT - Washington has put on hold an official visit to New Delhi, as India
orders the closure of the US Embassy club. The world’s two most populous
democracies with bilateral trade of $100 billion a year are witnessing
an escalation of their worst row in years.
China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners
The Telegraph - China appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle
hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who
were imprisoned in them without trial.
Japan plans to re-create meltdown to learn more about Fukushima crisis
RT - A team of nuclear scientists in Japan plan to deliberately melt a
nuclear fuel rod to model the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in
2011. The experiment aims to find out exactly what happened to the
plant’s three reactors.
VIDEO: Infighting among Takfiris intensifies across Syria says reports
Press TV - Infighting among rival Takfiri groups intensifies across
Syria with reports suggesting that al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have
gained the upper hand against the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) in
the north of the Arab country.
Russia vetoes anti-Syria UN statement
Press TV - According to the UN diplomats speaking on condition of
anonymity, Russia on Wednesday objected to a press statement drafted by
Britain to express “outrage” at alleged attacks by the Syrian army on
the country’s northern province of Aleppo, Reuters reported.
US warns Afghanistan against releasing 72 ‘dangerous criminals’
RT - In the latest blow to strained US-Afghan relations, President Hamid
Karzai has announced he plans to free dozens of prisoners that the US
says have committed crimes against Americans and are considered a
First Guantanamo panel verdict: Yemeni ‘forever prisoner’ recommended
RT - A Yemeni (allegedly one of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards), who spent
12 years at Guantanamo, previously deemed too dangerous for release, has
been cleared for transfer by a military panel, set up by Obama’s
administration to review detainee cases.
Sudanese Authorities Seize ‘Illegal’ GM Soybean Shipment
Sustainable Pulse - Sudanese authorities have seized a shipment of
genetically modified (GM) soybeans at Port Sudan harbour, stating that
it is currently ‘illegal’ to import GM foodstuffs into the country. It
has not been confirmed where the GM soybeans came from but according to
a Sustainable Pulse source in the country they are from the US.
Tasmania Extends Ban on GM Crops Indefinitely
Sustainable Pulse - In a victory for the GMO Free movement in Australia
the Tasmanian Government announced Thursday that it has extended the
state’s ban on genetically modified crops and animals indefinitely.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
No-Brainer Course In Derailing The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Activist Post - If you don't know what it is yet - that means
it's working. The secrecy, that is. But once Pandora's Box is
opened, there's no putting anything back. It will go down in
history as one of the worst, oppressive plagues to saturate the
Pentagon Agency Admits It Began Stockpiling Potassium Iodide Due
Kit Daniels - A federal bid notice reveals that a Pentagon
agency began stockpiling potassium iodide in 2012 due to its
concerns over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, shedding light on
why the Dept. of Health and Human Services is now ordering 14
million doses of iodide.
Indiana guardsman stopped for speeding in Madison County had 48
bombs, prosecutor says
The Columbus Dispatch - An Indiana National Guardsman was
arrested outside Columbus on New Year’s Day after a state
trooper found nearly 50 bombs and the blueprints for a Navy SEAL
training facility inside his car, the Madison County prosecutor
Texas Game Wardens Prepare for War
lewrockwell.com - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
has a newly minted SWAT team. To be sure, the agency maintains
that this “cadre of specialty teams” will focus on
search-and-rescue missions. However, the way Game Warden Cullen
Stakes is dressed in the photo above makes it pretty clear that
he’s not getting ready to rescue people who have been stranded
by floods, or have gotten lost in the woods.
NY Sheriffs Association to law enforcement: Don’t enforce SAFE
Act 7-round magazine limit
guns.com - Both the New York Sheriffs Association and Gov.
Andrew Cuomo agree, the federal judge’s ruling striking down the
SAFE Act’s 7-round magazine limit is binding, statewide.
Oklahoma Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Stop Ludicrous “Gun” Related
Suspensions In Schools
Steve Watson - An Oklahoma State representative introduced a
bill this week that would see protections put into place to
prevent schools from punishing students who bring with them
small toy guns, or objects resembling or depicting guns.
CO lawmaker: Arapahoe school shooting ‘validated’ the need for
guns.com - Colorado State Sen. Ted Harvey introduced a bill
which would allow teachers and other staff to carry concealed
guns on school property and, although the bill was introduced
before the Arapahoe High School shooting in Centennial,
Colorado, last month, Harvey claims that the introduction of yet
another tragedy only reiterates the need for armed staff in our
This picture is worth $678 million!
Political Commentator - Does this picture start to explain the
failure that is Obamacare and the corruption that is the Obama
Congress introduces Obama fast-track authority on global trade
pacts like TPP
Congressional leaders on the US trade policy have introduced
legislation that would grant President Barack Obama “fast-track
authority” to enact three looming global trade accords,
including the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
West Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Nullify ObamaCare, Would
Be A Felony To Enforce Its Provisions
Journal News - Delegate Eric Householder, R-Berkeley, plans to
introduce legislation during the 2014 session of the West
Virginia House of Delegates that could nullify the Affordable
Care Act in the state. If enacted, Householder's bill would
eliminate the ACA in West Virginia and make it a state felony to
attempt to enforce its provisions.
Where is the German Gold?
silverdoctors.com - Almost a year ago, the German government put
in a formal request to reclaim (repatriate) a portion of their
gold reserves held outside of Germany. Reports on the progress
of this initiative have raised quite a few questions. Now news
comes that, in the first year of the plan, Germany only received
back 37.5 metric tonnes of their gold. This is only 5% of the
total repatriation amount.
Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most Lawmakers are Worth $1
opensecrets.org - For the first time in history, most members of
Congress are millionaires, according to a new analysis of
personal financial disclosure data by the Center for Responsive
In 2013, Regulations Cost Americans $447 Million Each Day
Government Was Open
CNS News - Regulations that went into effect in 2013 cost
Americans $112 billion – or $447 million for each of the 251
days the federal government was open - according to a study by
the American Action Forum (AAF), which predicts that the
regulatory burden will increase to $143 billion in 2014.
“This Chart Is A True Representation Of The Employment Crisis In
Zero Hedge - It represents the official number of people working
or looking for work. It’s what the official unemployment rate
(U-3) is based on. If labor force participation drops – if for
whatever reason, millions of people are no longer counted as
part of the labor force, as is the case in the US – it’s a
troublesome indicator for the economy and the real employment
Tell Me Again, Why Did My Friends Die In Iraq?
Business Insider - The proof of how pointless the entire
endeavour was — if you even needed more — came Friday morning,
with a report from Liz Sly in the Washington Post.
White House Says Record Low Temperatures Caused by Global
Paul Joseph Watson - The White House has released a YouTube
video in which Obama science czar John P. Holdren dubiously
claims that the recent ‘polar vortex’ which has caused record
low temperatures across many areas of the United States is
caused by global warming.
HPV Cancers Rising In Spite of Vaccination
Natural Blaze - A new study by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) reveals that, despite increasing uptake of human
papillomavirus (HVP) vaccines, cancers linked to HPV rose in the
CDC Not Legally Required to Tell the Truth About Anything,
Natural Society - Did you know the ACOG and CDC are not legally
required to tell the truth about anything, including vaccines?
Just one downfall to America's health system.
Health benefits of turnips
STEPin2 - urnips are an excellent source of vitamin K and
omega-3 fatty acids, which are known as potent anti-inflammatory
agents. Chronic inflammation is known as a major risk factor for
serious diseases including heart disease, arthritis, and many
types of cancers.
20 Unusual Uses for Garlic
Stephanie Rogers - Pungent and powerful, garlic has dozens of
health and household uses.
Dude, That Isn’t Wax On Your Apple!
Reality Blog - Think that the label that says “organically
grown” has anything to do with the packaging, storage, and
transport of that product to stores? What if I told you that
cow, pig, and chicken collagen is now used in place of wax on
your fruits and vegetables, among many other things much worse
than you can probably imagine?
Plant 'milk' can be a probiotic alternative to conventional
(NaturalNews) Recently, a group of scientists from the
Polytechnic University of Valencia have demonstrated that
certain plant "milks" can be a potential substitute to
conventional animal-based yogurt. The group illustrated how
certain plant milks have the capability to support viable
colonies of probiotic bacteria.
California Hospital Sets Up Flu Tent
Fox News - The Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., has
set up a flu tent near its emergency room to treat patients, as
the highly infectious virus has become more widespread
throughout the region. So far, a total of 15 people have died in
California, according to ABC’s affiliate KGO.
Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body
Dr. Mercola - If you listen to public health agencies, you’ll
quickly hear the message that ‘the first and most important step
in protecting against the flu’ is yearly vaccination. But upon
what data is this strong recommendation based?
Doctors Prescribe Exercise as “Best Preventive Drug”
Dr. Mercola - One of the key health benefits of exercise is that
it helps normalize your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels by
optimizing insulin and leptin receptor sensitivity. This is
perhaps the most important factor for optimizing your overall
health and preventing chronic disease, and may explain why
exercise is such a potent preventive medicine.
Cadmium induces destruction of cells in the human eye
(NaturalNews) Lately there's been a lot of focus on cadmium
toxicity. It's not a toxic star like mercury, lead or aluminum,
but it's very toxic in it's own right. It's not usually in
vaccines or foods, but it's in cigarette smoke, first-hand and
second-hand. It's most pernicious when breathed in.
Five traditional foods that everyone should be eating for
(NaturalNews) Oftentimes, the most simple solution to avoiding
health problems can be found in the past - namely, time-honored
foods that are rooted in tradition and wisdom.
Hospitals price gouge 20-year-old man with massive overcharge on
(NaturalNews) A man who took his shocking $55,000 appendectomy
bill to Reddit has stirred significant controversy about the
outrageous costs of medical care in the present-day United
The Coronal Mass Ejection Has Hit earth
Daily Sheeple - The expected CME hit the earths magnetic field
at 20:00 UT and a strong geomagnetic storm is in progress. The
initial impact was weaker than expected considering the short
time it took to get here. This level of storm is two short of
the maximum which is classified by NOAA as ‘extreme’. NOAA has
announced the geomagnetic storm as a G3 event.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Scientists Predict Lack of Honey Bees Will Lead to a Food Crisis
Daily Sheeple - A lack of honey bees is causing a crisis in
agriculture with scientists confirming that there are not enough
bees to pollinate crops. The Department of Agriculture is
worried about the honey bees in the United States. Colony
Collapse Disorder has resulted in the loss of tens of millions
of bees country wide and has left scientists worrying about food
12 Ways to Homestead in Place
Natural Blaze - By my own definition, to “homestead in place”
means to take what you have – be it a downtown condo, an urban
apartment, a suburban tract home or a cottage home in a seaside
community – and pluck an assortment of traditional homesteading
activities and apply them to your unique environment.
If You MUST Vaccinate, Aim for This Body Part
Dr. Becker - It is estimated that from one to 10 cats out of
every 10,000 vaccinated will develop cancer at the vaccine
injection site, also known as vaccine-associated sarcoma (VAS).
A sarcoma is a type of cancer resulting from changes in
connective tissue cells. Feline vaccine-associated sarcoma is a
malignant tumor that is primarily associated with two vaccines:
the rabies vaccine, and the feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
Thursday - January
9, 2014: - Today In
1793 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first
successful balloon flight in the U.S.
1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt the
Younger introduced income tax, at two shillings
(10p) in the pound, to raise funds for the
1848 - The first commercial bank was established in
San Francisco, CA.
1861 - The state of Mississippi seceded from the
1894 - The New England Telephone and Telegraph
Company put the first battery-operated switchboard
into operation in Lexington, MA.
1929 - The Seeing Eye was incorporated in Nashville,
TN. The company's purpose was to train dogs to guide
1936 - The United States Army adopted the
1937 - The first issue of "Look" went on sale.
Within a month, "Look" became a biweekly magazine.
1951 - The United Nations headquarters officially
opened in New York City.
1969 - The supersonic aeroplane Concorde made its
first trial flight, at Bristol.
1972 - The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was destroyed
by fire in Hong Kong harbor.
1972 - British miners went on strike for the first
time since 1926.
1991 - U.S. secretary of state Baker and Iraqi
foreign minister Aziz met for 61/2 hours in Geneva,
but failed to reach any agreement that would
forestall war in the Persian Gulf.
1995 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Poliakov, 51,
completed his 366th day in outer space aboard the
Mir space station, breaking the record for the
longest continuous time spent in outer space.
2002 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it
was pursuing a criminal investigation of Enron Corp.
The company had filed for bankruptcy on December 2,
Dutch pension giant divests millions from Israeli banks involved in
RT - The largest Dutch pension fund company, PGGM, has reportedly chosen
to withdraw all its investments from the five largest Israeli banks,
whose branches are involved in financing construction in the settlements
in the West Bank.
Fifty US senators line up behind new Iran sanctions bill
jpost.com - Support among Senate members for new Iran sanctions bill has
doubled since the measure was introduced last month.
NAFTA Hurt Workers on Both Sides of the Border
newamericamedia.org - This week marks the 20th anniversary of the
implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
US Senators hesitate sending arms to Iraq fearing wider sectarian
RT - As top US lawmakers consider whether to provide Iraq with
helicopters and other arms to help battle Al-Qaeda, a number of
congressmen have said they are reluctant to authorize such a move over
concerns that PM Maliki may use them against his rivals.
Libya Warns: Oil Tankers At Closed Ports "Will Be Destroyed"
Zero Hedge - Armed groups, demanding autonomy for eastern Libya, have
invited foreign companies to buy oil from ports they have seized in
defiance of the central government in Tripoli.
Fukushima failure: Decontamination system stops functioning
RT - The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, TEPCO (Tokyo
Electric Power Company) has stopped using its systems to decontaminate
radioactive water at the facility, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.
Monsanto seed plant construction halted in Argentina
RT - labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the
construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on
the site. The three judge court ruled 2-1 in favor of the activists who
filed a legal appeal against Monsanto’s GMO seed plant on environmental
protection grounds in the municipality of Malvinas Argentinas, located
in central Cordoba Province.
France hands down data privacy fine to Google
RT - French data protection watchdog CNIL fined Google 150,000 euros
($204,000) for ignoring its three-month deadline to align its practice
of tracking and storing user information with the country’s law.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Record High Numbers Believe “No Matter How Bad Things Are,
Congress Will Make Them Worse”
Steve Watson - A new survey out of Rasmussen finds that a record
number of Americans believe that Congress will always find a way
to make things worse, no matter how terrible the country’s
Scary: Obama to Be 'President' Even When Term Ends
WND - Will President Obama be treated as if he’s still running
America even after his term expires? The answer is a guaranteed
yes, according to Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s most-listened-to
radio broadcaster. Obama’s announcement that he plans to
continue to reside in Washington, D.C., when his term ends was
mostly ignored during the Christmas news cycle.
VIDEO: John Stossel: Should CEO Salaries Be Regulated By
Liberty Crier - John Stossel discusses a new government proposal
to regulate CEO pay.
REPORT: High School Students Take "Conspiracy Theories" Class
Activist Post - The students over at Oxford High School in
Oxford, MA. are probably not familiar with the Common Core
curriculum. I mean, let's face it, when you were forced into
compulsory education did you really care THAT much about the
Obama Proposes Executive Orders For Backdoor Gun Confiscation
Storyleak - The Obama Administration announced two new executive
orders on gun control Friday, after countless other attempts to
erode Second Amendment rights failed to gain public support.
Idaho County Passes Resolution Calling On State to Nullify
Federal Gun Control
bonnercountydailybee.com - Bonner County commissioners
unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday calling on the governor
and state lawmakers enhance protections for the right to bear
106 NY City Cops And Firefighters Exposed In 9/11 Disability
elitedaily.com - More than 100 retired New York City cops and
firefighters who claimed to have psychiatric and medical
disorders due to their involvement in Ground Zero have been
arrested for disability fraud. According to NY Daily News, the
Manhattan District Attorney’s office spent more than two years
investigating the claims yet only needed to go on Facebook to
see some of the “disabled” workers riding motorcycles, flying
helicopters and even instructing martial arts.
Obamacare: Designed to Deny Seniors Healthcare
Kurt Nimmo - Obamacare is a Trojan horse designed to whittle
away the middle class with pernicious taxes. Especially hard hit
will be seniors and Baby Boomers.
Christie Faces Scandal on Traffic Jam Aides Ordered
NY Times - The mystery of who closed two lanes onto the George
Washington Bridge — turning the borough of Fort Lee, N.J., into
a parking lot for four days in September — exploded into a
full-bore political scandal for Gov. Chris Christie on
Wednesday. Emails and texts revealed that a top aide had ordered
the closings to punish the town’s mayor after he did not endorse
the governor for re-election.
In San Francisco, It’s Illegal To Store Your Own Stuff In Your
Liberty Crier - San Francisco is plagued with thousands of
scofflaws. Their crime? Storing anything that isn’t a car in
their garage. According to Chapter 6 of the San Francisco
Housing Code, “Private and public storage garages in apartment
houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of
automobiles.” Failing to comply with the law can lead to fines
of up to $500.
VIDEO: Ron Paul: Yellen The Worst Fed Chair Yet To Come
Liberty Crier - Ron Paul speaks out against the confirmation of
Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chairperson.
1930s-style debt defaults likely, says IMF research
CNBC News - Many advanced economies are likely to require
financial repression, outright debt restructuring, higher
inflation and a variety of capital controls, a new research
paper commissioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has
If You Are Waiting For An “Economic Collapse”, Just Look At What
Is Happening To Europe
Economic Collapse - The following are just a few of the
statistics that show that an "economic collapse" is happening in
Europe right now...
Wave of US Municipal Bankruptcies Caused by Wall Street
Predatory Interest Rates, not Pensions
Global Research - The political establishment and the media have
relentlessly promoted the myth that the crisis in Detroit and in
cities across the US is a product of overgenerous spending on
social services and benefits, with public employee pension
liabilities cited as the main culprit.
Saxo Bank CEO Warns of Collapse Into “Totalitarian” Society
Paul Joseph Watson - Saxo Bank CEO Lars Seier Christensen warns
that excessive government regulation, overtaxation and a coming
economic collapse are all setting the stage for a slide into an
overtly “totalitarian” society.
High Court rules for homeowners: Beware of dishonest bankers and
missoulian.com - In home foreclosure cases the banks have
contended that Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems is the
beneficiary. Now, in a 21-page opinion issued Nov. 25, 2013, the
Montana Supreme Court held that MERS is not the “beneficiary”
under Montana’s Small Tract Financing Act. The decision is now
the law in Montana.
The Effects of Nuclear Testing Since 1945 Shows Us What We Can
Expect From Fukushima
Daily Sheeple - There are 437 operative nuclear power plants
world wide, and another 68 under construction. A dozen more are
at the planning stage. Are we really so hungry for electricity
that we are willing to risk annihilation to get it?
YouTube: A visual history of nuclear weapons testing
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful,
undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions
which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the
Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and
concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This
leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past
decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear)....
Government, Media Cover Up Fukushima Radiation Wave Hitting US
Anthony Gucciardi - In fact, you must be a conspiracy theorist
if you fail to believe the official story that it was likely
red-painted utensils that led to a spike in documented radiation
levels along the California coast (yes, the government actually
offered this up an official answer).
YouTube: 1/8/2014 -- ☢ Seafood Radiation Test ☢ 42.8CPM from
Wild Alaskan Salmon
Dutchsinse - The radiation return from this Alaskan Salmon
Burger is just slightly higher than than tests done directly on
the Pacific Ocean... which returned about 35CPM....
BPA Increases Risk of Cancer in Human Prostate Tissue
Natural Blaze - Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer
found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and
paper receipts, can increase the risk for prostate cancer later
in life, according to a study from the University of Illinois at
Chicago published Jan. 7 online in the journal Endocrinology.
Thyroid Cancer Testing Leading to Unnecessary Thyroid Removals
Natural Society - There has been a surge of thyroid gland
surgeries or thyroidectomies for cancer concerns, but how many
were really necessary? Spoiler: not many. The ultrasound guided
fine needle biopsy is usually not conclusive about any small
tumors or growths found in the thyroid gland. These tests are
good at finding nodules in the thyroid, but inconclusive
regarding malignancy. Unnecessary thyroid removals is often the
Novartis Accused of Paying Kickbacks for Exjade Sales
Bloomberg - A Novartis AG (NOVN) unit was accused by the U.S.
and a group of states of paying kickbacks to a specialty
pharmacy to boost sales of Exjade, an iron-control drug that can
cause kidney and liver failure. U.S. District Judge Colleen
McMahon in Manhattan today unsealed a complaint filed against
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. by the U.S., 26 states and the
District of Columbia alleging that the drugmaker had paid
kickbacks to BioScrip Inc. (BIOS) to encourage patients to
Outbreak of 'nightmare bacteria' in Illinois stirs worry
Fox News - The outbreak, centered on a hospital in a Chicago
suburb, has infected 44 people in Illinois over the past year,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The bug,
known as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, bears a rare
enzyme that breaks down antibiotics.
Inflammation: Tame this silent killer with food-based solutions
(NaturalNews) The bane of health, chronic inflammation, is at
the root of most disease. Cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity,
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cardiovascular troubles and
periodontal issues are all influenced by an overactive
inflammatory response. Fortunately, we have a powerful ally
against inflammation residing in our kitchen. Through select
foods and dietary adjustments, we can subdue this unruly beast
and create a solid foundation for a healthy future.
How much pesticide does the average American consume in a day?
(NaturalNews) There is a cumulative effect from eating bug and
weed killer daily. No human being on the planet can deny that,
if you swallow a little bit of poison every day, your body will
break down and "die." So how much weed killer (RoundUp
herbicide) and bug killer (Bt corn) makes you a "dying pest"?
Coronary artery disease associated with copper and zinc
(NaturalNews) Zinc and copper are considered trace minerals,
which means that they're necessary for metabolic activity in
smaller amounts than macro minerals such as magnesium, potassium
and calcium. That doesn't negate the importance of trace
minerals, though, which also include iron, iodine and selenium.
MRI Agent Linked to Brain Abnormalities
Dr. Mercola - A commonly used contrast agent for enhanced MRIs
may persist in your body for longer than was previously thought
and cause you harm.
How Centenarians Explain Their Longevity
Dr. Mercola - Hundreds of centenarians have been interviewed
about what they believe explains their long life, and 10 key
themes have been identified. If you want to live to be 100,
there are four key nutrients important for overall brain health,
helping prevent dementia and cognitive decline: vitamin D, DHA,
folate, and magnesium.
A 'juicing' a day keeps the doctor away
(NaturalNews) One of the best things to do for health is daily
juicing of organic vegetables and fruits. The initial investment
in a juicer will pay off in daily detoxification and supplying
the body with healthy antioxidants and nutrients.
Proof that energy medicine works
(NaturalNews) The difference between energy and western medicine
is like night and day. Simply put, western medicine doesn't even
recognize the significant influence energy has over our
lives.... According to Dr. Wayne Dyer, here's something to think
about, "if you change the way you look at things, the things you
look at change." In other words, our thoughts and feelings have
a huge influence over our lives - physically and spiritually.
This is a main principle of energy medicine.
Canada's former Defense Minister's shocking claim: 'Aliens are
real and walk among us'
(NaturalNews) Area 51. UFOs. Strange signs in cornfields. And,
of course, aliens from space. They're all real, you see, and in
fact, there are aliens among us. At least, that's what one
former Canadian defense minister is saying, as reported by
RT:'Aliens could share more tech with us, if we warmonger less'
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
How Does Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Wind Up in Organic Meat?
Activist Post - Resistant bacteria is even found in
antibiotic-free meats. Now, multiple drug-resistant bacteria is
contaminating organic chicken - but how?... Dr. Greger describes
above some reasons why organic chicken is now tainted with
antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One reason is the sheer amount of
waste run-off from farms. But the information somewhat ends
Wednesday - January
8, 2014: - Today In
1790 - In the United States, George Washington
delivered the first State of the Union address.
1815 - The Battle of New Orleans began. The War of
1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with
the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The news of the
signing had not reached British troops in time to
prevent their attack on New Orleans.
1838 - Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph code he
had devised using dots and dashes as letters. The
code was the predecessor to Samuel Morse's code.
1853 - A bronze statue of Andrew Jackson on a horse
was unveiled in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC.
The statue was the work of Clark Mills.
1856 - Borax (hydrated sodium borate) was discovered
by Dr. John Veatch.
1877 - Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors
fought their final battle against the U.S. Cavalry
1900 - U.S. President McKinley placed Alaska under
1916 - During World War I, the final withdrawal of
Allied troops from Gallipoli took place.
1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announced his
Fourteen Points as the basis for peace upon the end
of World War I.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a "War
1973 - Secret peace talks between the United States
and North Vietnam resumed near Paris, France.
1973 - Trial opened in Washington, of 7 men accused
of bugging Democratic Party headquarters in the
Watergate apartment complex in Washington, DC.
1987 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed over
the 2000 mark for the first time at 2,002.25.
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush collapsed
during a state dinner in Tokyo. White House
officials said Bush was suffering from stomach flu.
1993 - Bosnian President Izetbegovic visited the
U.S. to plead his government's case for Western
military aid and intervention to halt Serbian
1994 - Tonya Harding won the ladies' U.S. Figure
Skating Championship in Detroit, MI, a day after
Nancy Kerrigan dropped out because of a clubbing
attack that injured her right knee. The U.S. Figure
Skating Association later took the title from
Harding because of her involvement in the attack.
1998 - Ramzi Yousef was sentenced to life in prison
for his role of mastermind behind the World Trade
Center bombing in New York.
1999 - The top two executives of Salt Lake City's
Olympic Organizing Committee resigned amid
disclosures that civic boosters had given cash to
members of the International Olympic Committee.
1999 - British Prime Minister Tony Blair concluded a
three-day visit to South Africa.
2009 - In Egypt, archeologists entered a 4,300 year
old pyramid and discovered the mummy of Queen
Back to Iraq? You Bet!
Lew Rockwell Blog - As usual, the interventionists who run the US
foreign policy establishment are drawing all the wrong conclusions from
the news that the former “al-Qaeda in Iraq” (now “al-Qaeda in Iraq and
Syria”) has set up shop in the notorious Fallujah. Sen. John McCain and
his sidekick, Sen. Lindsey Graham, issued a joint statement over the
weekend which unsurprisingly blamed the whole development on President
Obama’s decision to withdraw US forces form Iraq in 2011
U.S. Adding 800 Troops for South Korea Citing Rebalance
Bloomberg - The U.S. is sending 800 additional troops to South Korea
with upgraded equipment, the Pentagon said, citing the Obama
administration’s rebalance of forces to the Asia-Pacific region.
US NGO Uncovered in Ukraine Protests
Boiling Frogs Post - A copy of the pamphlet that was given out to
opposition protestors in Kiev has been obtained. It is a word-for-word
and picture-for-picture translation of the pamphlet used by US-financed
Canvas organizers in the 2011 Cairo Tahrir Square protests that toppled
Hosni Mubarak and opened the door to the US-backed Muslim
Brotherhood.The photo below is a side-by-side comparison:
VIDEO: Japan fighter jet chases Chinese plane
Press TV - Japan has dispatched an F-15 fighter jet to intercept a
Chinese plane flying near a chain of disputed islands claimed by both
Beijing and Tokyo.
Syrian Infighting May Be Pretext for Expanded Intervention
Tony Cartalucci - Geopolitical analyst Eric Draister on PressTV
explained what is behind recent infighting between foreign-funded
fighters battling along and within Syria's borders. It is suggested that
a new narrative is in the making, portraying "good terrorists" locked in
battle with "bad terrorists," thus providing a new context within which
the West can continue arming and funding terrorist groups waging war on
Syrian rebel leader urges truce as infighting Al-Qaeda factions trigger
RT - A leader of an Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel group in Syria has called
for a ceasefire with another Al-Qaeda-inspired movement, after
internecine clashes between various Islamist anti-government factions
resulted in hundreds of deaths in less than a week.
First batch of chemical weapons leaves Syria
RT - A US vessel, the cargo ship MV Cape Ray is prepared to set sail for
the coast of Italy, where it will receive the load to destroy in
international waters. The actual work could probably take 45 days under
ideal conditions, but the mission is now expected to last about 90 days
because of bad weather..
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Navy’s 757-Sized Drone Will Provide Big-Time Surveillance
Wired - A new drone with the mammoth wingspan of a Boeing 757 is
set to give the U.S. Navy some serious surveillance power.
Northrop Grumman and the Navy say they’ve just completed the
ninth flight trial of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS),
an improvement upon its predecessor in the Air Force, the Global
Florida Police Department unveils new armored vehicle
wptv.com - Police in Fort Pierce are now armed with a U.S.
military surplus battle wagon: a six wheel, 30-ton armored
vehicle worth $700,000 — that the agency got for $2,000. “If you
see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up,”
said Police Chief Sam Baldwin.
Carmakers keep data on drivers' locations
Detroit News - A government report finds that major automakers
are keeping information about where drivers have been —
collected from onboard navigation systems — for varying lengths
of time. Owners of those cars can’t demand that the information
be destroyed. And, says the U.S. senator requesting the
investigation, that raises questions about driver privacy.
You’re Footing The Bill For Michelle Obama’s Extravagant Hawaii
benswann.com - President Barack Obama and his two daughters
recently left Hawaii after Christmas break, but First Lady
Michelle Obama stayed put in paradise as an early birthday
present from her husband.
Government seizes and destroys 160-year-old historical
documents; genealogists and historians are outraged
benswann.com - Last summer, the Clerk of Court in Franklin
County, N.C., Patricia Chastain discovered documents dating back
to 1840 in their courthouse basement. After organizing a project
with the local historical society to reserve these valuable
documents, the government intervened. And now the documents have
been destroyed. Lost forever. Some records were ruined by the
mold, but most were completely viable.
National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Authorizes Cyber
Warfare Against American Citizens
Blacklisted News - The NDAA contains a number of highly
questionable sections that run contrary to the principles
articulated in the United States Constitution. Specifically,
language contained in the bill appears to authorize cyber
warfare operations against the American people.
MSNBC Pundit Calls On Obama to Govern by Decree
Paul Joseph Watson - MSNBC pundit Michael Eric Dyson has called
on Barack Obama to dispense with an “obstructionist Congress”
and instead pursue his agenda via an aggressive raft of
Drudge: I’ve Opted Out Of Obamacare For Life
Steve Watson - The creator of The Drudge Report, the biggest
news aggregator on the internet, shot out a tweet today
declaring that he would rather “pay the tax” than sign up for
Obamacare, stating that it is “monopoly money anyway.”
Shock Video: Border Agent Acknowledges Constitution At
Checkpoint Traffic Stop
Mikael Thalen - Amazingly, although almost every similar
encounter captured on film results in an irate agent demanding
compliance, the border agent never hesitates as he excitedly
praises the group for their decision.
Grocery Manufacturers Association pushing FDA to allow GMOs to
be labeled 'natural'
(NaturalNews) Not content with just hiding unlabeled genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) in the general food supply, the
biotechnology industry now wants to freely add GMOs to food
products bearing the "natural" label as well, according to new
China Gold Association President: US Intends To Suppress Gold To
Ensure Dollar’s Dominance
silverdoctors.com - Sun Zhaoxue, China Gold Association
President, and General Manager of the China National Gold Group
Corporation (China’s largest gold mining firm) has brought the
US manipulation of the gold market mainstream in China in a
speech at the Lujiazui Forum, an annual finance conference
attended by prominent Chinese economists...
Professor Denies West Coast Radiation Link to Fukushima
Paul Joseph Watson - A Berkeley nuclear engineering professor
has dismissed a viral video which appears to show unusually high
radiation readings on a beach in San Francisco, asserting it has
no link to the ongoing Fukushima crisis in Japan.
Arctic Cold Cuts Fuel Supplies as Refineries to Pipelines Freeze
Bloomberg - Record cold weather pummeled energy infrastructure
across the U.S., prompting gas pipeline operators to reduce
flows, fuel terminals to shut loading racks and refineries to
scale back production.
Executive Order: 'Excessively High Temperatures' 'Already'
Harming Public Health
CNS News - "Excessively high temperatures" are "already" harming
public health nationwide, Pres. Obama declared on Nov. 1, 2013,
two months before today's assault by record low temperatures. In
his executive order on climate change, Obama warned that too
much rain - and not enough rain - also dictated that executive
action against climate fluctuations...
BP, claiming fraud, wants to stop oil-spill payments
McClatchy -The Deepwater Horizon settlement agreement is in
turmoil, with BP attempting to stop the payments and saying
money shouldn’t have gone to an adult escort service, a global
nuclear consultant and others that haven’t proved the monster
2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them business.
Deadly cold snap in US shatters temperature records (Photos)
RT - Record freezing temperatures gripped the entire US,
including Hawaii, as a major winter storm hit the country. The
alarming weather brought ice and heavy snowfall caused by a
'polar vortex', bringing many cities to a standstill and killing
at least 21.
The Deadly Truth About Flu Vaccines and Pregnancy
Green Med Info - Why does the CDC claim a flu vaccine during
pregnancy is a safe and effective when even the H1N1 vaccine
insert clearly states this is not true?
Know Thyself: For Vitality, Transition To Living Foods
Green Med Info - If you are looking to get sick, destroy the
planet and lose your soul, the standard American diet is an
excellent choice. The alternative is a plant-based diet
emphasizing raw, living foods. It's sustainable, and it
revitalizes the body and mind. It will save your life.
Immune booster juice
STEPin2 - This is a great immune booster juice to make when you
feel you are coming down with a cold or flu, or simply need to
boost your immune system.
Deadly Chloramphenicol Laces Nutritional Supplements and More
Green Med Info - Enzymes manufactured by Advanced Enzymes in
Mumbai, India have been found to be contaminated with a deadly
antibiotic, resulting in one of the most widespread recalls of
products in history. To date, the FDA has issued no official
statement on the extent of U.S. contamination with this
Glaxo Says It Will Stop Paying Doctors to Promote Drugs
Dr. Mercola - Last month, Glaxo's chief executive Andrew Witty
announced the company would no longer pay health care
professionals to promote its products or the diseases they treat
to "audiences who can prescribe or influence prescribing." Also
set to be discontinued is the practice of paying for doctors to
attend medical conferences (a practice that is already banned in
the US but is still allowed in other countries).
Coming Soon: "On-Demand" Nano-Vaccines Funded by Bill Gates
Activist Post - According to a press release recently posted by
the University of Washington, a new type of vaccine may soon be
created that will allow for its immediate creation and
application. This new vaccine, however, will be formed by using
nanoparticles created from genetically engineered proteins.
Turmeric and myrhh protect against lead toxicity
(NaturalNews) Lead is a ubiquitous industrial chemical and a
potent neurotoxin. As such, lead toxicity remains a major public
health concern worldwide. Fortunately, research suggests that
turmeric root and myrrh can significantly mitigate lead's toxic
effects on the body.
The great health benefits of elderberry
(NaturalNews) Elderberry has a very high ORAC, or oxygen radical
absorbance capacity, score: over twice as much as blueberry and
cranberry. Elderberry also contains trace minerals and has more
vitamin C than oranges. Studies have shown that elderberry
supports brain health, improves immune coordination, protects
blood vessels and reduces cancer cell growth patterns in the
Study: Exposure to BPA Leads to Diseases Including Cancer
Activist Post - "We believe that BPA actually reprograms the
stem cells to be more sensitive to estrogen throughout life,
leading to a life-long increased susceptibility to diseases
including cancer." - Professor Gail Prins University of Chicago.
Detoxifying accumulated heavy metals and toxins with chlorella
(NaturalNews) With governments increasingly supporting the
relentless greed of multinational corporations, with no apparent
regard for people or the environment, we live in a toxic world
with potentially serious, often fatal health consequences. How
then can we flush out these toxins accumulating in the body,
which represent a serious and ever increasing health hazard?
Ageless Grandmother Gets Mistaken for Husband's Granddaughter
Natural Blaze - It is not mere agelessness that she desires. She
has a message about health that she feels must finally share
with the world. For around 27 years now, she has practiced raw-veganism,
but she takes it even one step further - by growing her own
fresh foods for juicing and eating.
Ex-DARPA Head Wants You to Swallow ID Microchips
Paul Joseph Watson - [Google executive Regina] Dugan, who is
Head of Advanced Technology at (Google-owned) Motorola, told an
audience at the All Things D11 Conference that the company was
working on a microchip inside a pill that users would swallow
daily in order obtain the “superpower” of having their entire
body act as a biological authentication system for cellphones,
cars, doors and other devices.
Sun Goes Wild: NOAA Issues Alert: Earth Directed X-Class Flare
Is On Its Way; Chance Of More
Mac Slavo - This morning The Daily Sheeple reported that the
biggest sun spot in recent history had been identified on the
sun and that it had moved into position facing earth. The spot
is so large that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration says it could swallow three earths.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Seed Starting Made Simple
Mother Earth News - Your seed orders have arrived and you’re
ready to plant. Knowing how to start your seeds inside will go a
long ways toward getting your garden started early.
Whole Foods to Privately Support Local Growers with $25 Million
Natural Blaze - If you are expanding a local growing or food
business, you might want to look to Whole Foods Market. Or, do
you wish to convert your farm to organic?... They announced last
Thursday that they have now committed $25 million in funding to
their Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP). Since 2007, they have
provided 184 loans to 155 companies. Funds are targeted to help
local growers, producers and food artisans.
Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits
Natural Blaze - Analysing data that followed people over a five
year period, the research has found that moving to a greener
area not only improves people's mental health, but that the
effect continues long after they have moved. The findings add to
evidence that suggests increasing green spaces in cities - such
as parks and gardens - could deliver substantial benefits to
The #1 Fear of Pet Owners and How They Cope
Dr. Becker - In 2013, an online pet prescription company called
PetCareRx conducted a survey of over 1,100 pet owners from 440
households “to discover how much the rising costs of pet
healthcare are affecting the lives and lifestyles of pet parents
in the United States.”
Tuesday - January
7, 2014: - Today In
1782 - The Bank of North America opened in
Philadelphia. It was the first commercial bank in
the United States.
1789 - Americans voted for the electors that would
choose George Washington to be the first U.S.
1904 - The distress signal "CQD" was established.
Two years later "SOS" became the radio distress
signal - it was quicker to send by wireless radio.
1926 - George Burns and Gracie Allen were married.
1927 - Transatlantic telephone service began between
New York and London. 31 calls were made on this
1927 - In Hinckley IL, the Harlem Globetrotters
played their first game.
1935 - French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval and
Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini signed the
1942 - The World War II siege of Bataan began.
1953 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced the
development of the hydrogen bomb.
1959 - The United States recognized Fidel Castro's
new government in Cuba.
1979 - Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian
capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed
legislation that authorized $1.5 billion in loans
for the bail out of Chrysler Corp.
1990 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the
public. The accelerated rate of "leaning" raised
fears for the safety of its visitors.
1996 - One of the biggest blizzards in U.S. history
hit the eastern states. More than 100 deaths were
later blamed on the severe weather.
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky
signed an affidavit denying that she had an affair
with U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - U.S. President Clinton went on trial before
the Senate. It was only the second time in U.S.
history that an impeached president had gone to
trial. Clinton was later acquitted of perjury and
obstruction of justice charges.
2009 - Russia shut off all gas supplies to Europe
through Ukraine. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
publicly endorsed the move and urged greater
international involvement in the energy dispute.
2010 - Apple's iPad was unveiled.
U.S. sends icebreaker to free Russian ship trapped in Antarctica — and
the Chinese vessel sent to rescue it
Rod McGuirk - Associated Press - A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker
left Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew
members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the frozen
continent’s eastern edge, officials said. Read More...
Iraq PM Maliki calls on Fallujah to expel Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents
RT - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki urged those in Fallujah Monday
to help expel Al-Qaeda-linked militants in the city ahead of a military
offensive government officials say could occur within days. Islamic
insurgents seized the city in recent days.
Canada is so cold residents are experiencing loud booms caused by 'frost
Daily Mail - Indeed, as temperatures drop overnight to around -4f around
the city hundreds of people are being startled by hearing large booms -
causing them to think their homes are being broken into or gunshots are
being fired. In fact, they are merely hearing the after-effects of the
frost quakes - or cryoseism - which are more commonly found on a glacier
in the polar regions.
Risk of supervolcano eruption big enough to ‘affect the world’ far
greater than thought, say scientists
The Independent - An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant
supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States has
revealed that an eruption is possible without any external trigger,
scientists said. Scientists previously believed many supervolcanic
eruptions needed earthquakes to break open the Earth’s crust so magma
could escape. But new research suggests that this can happen as a result
of the build-up of pressure.
TEPCO to siphon off radioactive water from tunnels under Fukushima plant
RT - The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi atomic plant
plans to start cleaning underground tunnels believed to be part of the
sources of radioactive materials poisoning the groundwater in the area.
Fukushima Workers Used Duct Tape to “Stop” Radiation Leaks
Kit Daniels - Yoshitatsu Uechi, 48, told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper
that he and his fellow workers were under such intense pressure to
perform “repairs” as quickly as possible on the devastated plant that
adhesive tape was used on critical equipment and that they even
neglected to apply rust inhibitor on the radioactive water tanks.
Pentagon puts Hellfire missile deliveries to Iraq on fast track
RT - Washington has decided to expedite delivery of missiles and
reconnaissance drones to Iraq. The move comes after the US said it would
not return to assist Baghdad's forces, despite the country plunging
deeper into a fight against Al-Qaeda-linked rebels.
VIDEO: US issues order against Turkish export to Iran
Press TV - In an inhumane move and overriding the United Nations, the US
has issued a rare order to a Turkish company to stop Boeing airplane
engine export to neighboring Iran, saying the export would violate US
sanctions on Tehran.
Water Privatization Overlooked as Factor in Egypt’s Revolt
Global Research - The American media focused mainly on internal
corruption and oppression [as causes of the Arab Spring revolution last
More Israel disclosures in Snowden’s trove of 'significant stories' –
RT - Glenn Greenwald, the investigative journalist who first published
Edward Snowden leaks, said that the NSA whistleblower still has "a huge
number of very significant stories to reveal," including those relating
and the dirty war fuelled by the west’s drive for clean energy
StratRisks - The west’s drive to reduce its carbon footprint cheaply is
fuelling a dirty war in Honduras, where US-backed security forces are
implicated in the murder, disappearance and intimidation of peasant
farmers involved in land disputes with local palm oil magnates.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Two States, and Counting, Seeking to Ban Data-Sharing with NSA
Activist Post - As federal judges and lawyers squabble over the
constitutionality of NSA data gathering, state legislators in
Kansas and Missouri have taken steps to thwart its practical
effect and protect the privacy of citizens in their states.
Peter King: NSA Should Monitor Congress in Case They’re ‘Talking
to an Al Qaeda Leader’
mediaite.com - Appearing on Fox News Channel on Sunday, Rep.
Peter King (R-NY) dismissed members of Congress calling for the
National Security Agency to reform its information gathering
practices. He insisted that even members of Congress should be
monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case
they are “talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.”
Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional
CNN - "The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands
of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a
gun. But on the other side of this case is another feature of
government: certain fundamental rights are protected by the
Constitution, put outside government's reach, including the
right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second
Amendment," wrote U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
Connecticut to Pay $1 Million to Promote Common Core
Breitbart - As the Common Core State Standards have become
increasingly controversial, the state of Connecticut is now
offering a $1 million contract to one of four public relations
companies that are vying to promote the new standards within the
Students Rejoice as USDA Ups the “Rations” Allowed by Michelle
Obama’s School Lunch Guidelines
Daily Sheeple - After a two year assault of complaints from
parents, school staff, and students, it became clear that the
First Lady was “out to lunch” when it came to satisfying hungry
schoolchildren. The USDA has finally agreed to relent and let
the incongruously named Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (teehee)
die. Cafeterias will now increase the “rations” allowed to
students, quelling hungry tummies everywhere.
"We don't have time for this": Officer Shoots and Kills Teen
Daily Sheeple - Wilsey told WECT that officers had his son down
on the ground after the teen was tased a few times and an
officer said, "We don't have time for this." That's when Wilsey
says one of the officers stepped between the two who were
holding Keith down and fired, killing his son...
Tennessee Supreme Court Overturns ID Roadblocks
thenewspaper.com - On Thursday, the Tennessee Supreme Court
unanimously found the use of roadblocks to check identification
papers, driving licenses and automobile registrations to be
Senate confirms Yellen, 1st woman to head Federal Reserve
McClatchy - The Senate voted 56-26 to confirm Yellen, who’s been
the vice chair of the Fed since 2010. Yellen, 67, will take the
helm after Chairman Ben Bernanke’s second four-year term ends
JP Morgan Pays $2 Billion to Avoid Prosecution for Its
Involvement In Madoff Ponzi Scheme
Washington's Blog - Bernie Madoff has said all along that JP
Morgan knew about – and knowingly profited from – his Ponzi
schemes. So JP Morgan has agreed to pay the government $2
billion to avoid investigation and prosecution. While this may
sound like a lot of money, it is spare sofa change for a big
bank like JP Morgan.
Pension freeze for 5,600 Detroit workers delayed
detroitnews.com - Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on Monday
temporarily halted a Dec. 31 freeze of pension benefits for
5,600 non-uniform employees to give retirees and labor unions
more time to negotiate in bankruptcy mediation sessions.
1,600 Applicants Flood MD Ice Cream Factory for 36 Jobs
Breitbart - Thanks to persistent unemployment and low
availability of low-skill jobs, Shenandoah Family Farms’ ice
cream plant in Hagerstown, Maryland has received over 1,600
applicants for a grand total of 36 jobs.
Gulf War Illness Tied to Cipro Antibiotics
Activist Post - In an article entitled, “New FDA warnings on
Cipro may tie into Gulf War Illness,” it was noted that the
August, 2013 update to the warning labels of all fluoroquinolone
antibiotics stating that PERMANENT peripheral neuropathy is a
possible adverse effect, prompted The Air Force Times to make
Missouri Snow Found to Contain Radiation DOUBLE Normal Amount
Paul Joseph Watson - Readings taken from snow blanketing St.
Louis, Missouri contains double the normal radiation amount,
once again stoking concerns that the ongoing Fukushima crisis is
now firmly impacting areas of America.... Normal background in
this area is approximately 30CPM,” writes YouTube user
DutchSinse, alongside a video documenting the readings.
Fracking caused hundreds of complaints about contaminated water
in 4 states
RT - Of the four states reviewed by the Associated Press –
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia – Pennsylvania was
found to have confirmed the most cases of contamination, with
more than 100 instances certified over the last five years.
On The Coldest Day In America In 20 Years, Here Are Al Gore’s
Stupidest Global Warming Quotes
Michael Snyder - What the United States and Canada are
experiencing right now is making global warming alarmists such
as Al Gore look quite foolish. The following are 10 of Al Gore’s
stupidest global warming quotes…
Global Warming High Priest Al Gore Closes All Alliance for
Climate Protection Field Offices, Lays Off 90% of Staff
Wake Up Call - Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory has
been dominant for the past three decades as absolute fact in the
public mind. In the last several years, however, cracks in the
fortress of "settled science" have appeared, and public opinion
has begun to shift. Increasingly, alarmist predictions have
failed to come to fruition.
10 Symptoms Of Radiation Sickness
Global Research Report - The nuclear emergency in Japan is
constantly on the increase. Dangerous stages of radiation are
leaking from the earthquake-damaged reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi
and occurrences are terrifying at other power plants. Those
working to contain the meltdowns or living close by are at the
biggest risk. Here is what radiation sickness looks like.
Unbelievable! FDA Violates Patient Privacy Laws to Bring Down
ANH- USA Today recently published a series of misleading
articles, vilifying Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a cancer pioneer
specializing in hard-to-treat cancers, who has saved many lives.
In the course of their otherwise reckless “reporting,” USA Today
inadvertently exposed the FDA’s violation of patient privacy
laws, destroying the reputation of a natural health
practitioner—specifically, the sharing of complete patient
records without consent.
How zinc levels affect your immune system
(NaturalNews) Zinc is a fundamental mineral and one of the most
common deficiencies in the world. Zinc is essential to human and
animal growth patterns and has an essential role in the
development of hormones and immune molecules. Zinc is one of the
best mineral supplements to boost and balance out a tired and
overstimulated immune system.
What you don't know about heavy metals and inflammation may be
silently killing you
(NaturalNews) With so much press about the dangers of
inflammation, many are already aware of its connection with a
range of serious illness. And yet, the fact that heavy metal
toxicity is at the root of inflammation oftentimes slips by
Five essential herbs for hemorrhoids
(NaturalNews) You don't have to deal with painful, itchy
hemorrhoids if you start adding the following five herbs to your
daily diet or supplement routine. In fact, these five essential
herbs may even allow you to avoid drastic hemorrhoid treatment
options, such as surgery, by healing your hemorrhoids from the
Garlic Kills Brain Cancer Cells Without Side Effects
Prevent Disease - Cancer cells have a high metabolism and
require much energy for rapid growth. Researchers reported in
the Journal Cancer that that garlic compounds produced reactive
oxygen species in brain cancer cells, essentially gorging them
to death with activation of multiple death cascades and blocking
pathways the proliferation of brain tumors.
5 Tips to Help You Avoid Health Risks of Dust Mite Allergens
Natural Blaze - Dust, although seemingly benign, can actually
cause quite an impressive list of health problems. Dust has been
tagged for a long time as an allergen. It makes most people
sneeze and causes congestion. It can also trigger more serious
symptoms, such as an asthma attack. Dust can irritate your skin
and even disrupt your sleep.
Ban Welcome, But Scientists Warn of Flame-Retardant’s Toxic
RINF - California’s new Technical Bulletin 117 removes a
decades-old requirement that flame retardants be included in the
filling of upholstered furniture which became the de-facto
standard despite widespread documentation that the chemicals
employed are linked to cancer, reproductive problems and lower
IQs in children—without actually slowing fires.
Music conspiracy to detune us from natural 432 Hz harmonics?
csglobe.com- Most music worldwide has been tuned to 440 hertz
since the International Standards Organization (ISO) endorsed it
in 1953. The recent rediscoveries of the vibratory / oscillatory
nature of the universe indicate that this contemporary
international concert pitch standard may generate an unhealthy
effect or anti-social behavior in the consciousness of human
Report: Girl Falls Asleep Up To 30 Times A Day After Getting Flu
CBS News - Australia’s News Limited reports Chloe Glasson began
suffering from narcolepsy four months after being injected with
Pandemrix, a vaccine to combat against swine flu, in November
2009. She is one of at least 100 people to suffer from the
sleeping disorder after getting vaccinated with Pandemrix.
AT&T Thumbs Nose at Net Neutrality With ‘Sponsored’ Bandwidth
Wired - AT&T announced a new scheme today that allows app-makers
and websites to pay for the bandwidth you consume using their
services — a move digital rights activists say breaches the
spirit of net neutrality.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You
Off The Grid - Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a
movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms
(GMO) because of simple economics.... The Modern Farmer article,
called The Post GMO-Economy, makes an excellent case for farmers
dumping GMO. Some of the interesting facts the magazine
McDonald's poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and
(NaturalNews) A new variety of genetically modified potato could
show up in Idaho as early as 2015. Nearly 13 years ago,
customers revolted against Monsanto's transgenic NewLeaf potato,
which contained synthetic bacteria to kill insect pests. Now, a
new company, J.R. Simplot Co., aims to bring back genetically
modified potatoes to the state and elsewhere.
Monday - January
6, 2014: - Today In
1759 - George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis
1838 - Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the
telegraph for the first time.
1900 - In India, it was reported that millions of
people were dying from starvation.
1900 - Off of South Africa, the British seized the
German steamer Herzog. The boat was released on
January 22, 1900.
1912 - New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state.
1930 - The first diesel-engine automobile trip was
completed after a run of 792 miles from
Indianapolis, IN, to New York City, NY.
1931 - Thomas Edison executed his last patent
1942 - The first commercial around-the-world airline
flight took place. Pan American Airlines was the
company that made history with the feat.
1945 - The Battle of the Bulge ended with 130,000
German and 77,000 Allied casualties.
1950 - Britain recognized the Communist government
1952 - "Peanuts" debuted in Sunday papers across the
1967 - U.S. and South Vietnamese forces launched a
major offensive, known as Operation "Deckhouse V",
in the Mekong River delta.
1994 - Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on
the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in
Detroit, MI. Four men were later sentenced to prison
for the attack, including Tonya Harding's
1998 - The spacecraft Lunar Prospect was launched
into orbit around the moon. The craft was crashed
into the moon, in an effort to find water under the
lunar surface, on July 31, 1999.
1999 - The 106th U.S. Congress opened. The first
item on the agenda was the impeachment proceedings
of U.S. President Bill Clinton. The trial was set to
begin January 7, 1999.
New Syria rebel alliance declares war on Al-Qaeda
NOW News - A newly formed Syrian rebel alliance has declared war on the
powerful Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)
and joined other opposition groups in battling the extremists.
Infighting kills 50 militants across Syria
PressTV - Infighting between foreign-backed militants across Syria has
killed at least 50 and injured dozens since Friday, a Britain-based
group says. The deaths came on day three of fighting that erupted when
militants attacked checkpoints and bases manned by al-Qaeda-linked
extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who have
recently captured key roads and checkpoints from their opponents.
U.S. State Department's solicitation for Corporate Mercenaries
Phantom Report - The U.S. Department of State, Office of Acquisition
Management (AQM), is issuing this Sources Sought Synopsis, as a means of
conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and
the resources to support this requirement for Africa’s Multifunctional
Peacekeeping Support Program, AFRICAP.
Kerry: We’ll help Iraq but won’t send in troops
CNN - Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem on Sunday during his visit to
the Middle East, Kerry said the United States is not contemplating a
return to the volatile nation.... “We are not, obviously, contemplating
returning. We’re not contemplating putting boots on the ground. This is
their fight, but we’re going to help them in their fight,” Kerry said,
noting that the United States plans to be in “close contact with all of
the Iraq political leaders” to determine how to help them.
Rescue saga: US ship heads to free two trapped icebreakers in Antarctic
RT - American vessel the Polar Star, the US Coast Guard's only active
heavy polar icebreaker, is heading to the Antarctic to rescue over 120
crewmembers aboard Russian and Chinese ships trapped in heavy sea ice.
130 ‘radioactive’ Japanese cars banned from entering Russia
RT - More than 130 used cars from Japan were denied access to Russia
last year as consumer watchdog agency Rospotrebnadzor remains concerned
about the contaminated water leaks at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear
U.S. troops prevented from helping even as al Qaeda overruns Iraqi
Washington Times - The U.S. has inserted 200 troops in Iraq since 2012,
but they cannot directly help the Iraqi military repel a surge of al
Qaeda fighters, even as the country succumbs to sectarian violence and
insurgents claim control of two key cities.
VIDEO: Al-Majed was top Saudi intelligence official: Reports
Press TV - Reports say Majed al-Majed, a senior al-Qaeda-linked figure
who recently died in Lebanon, was a high-ranking official of Saudi
Arabia’s intelligence service.
UK govt accused of indirectly arming Somali pirates
RT - An urgent review has been launched over why some 44,000 guns were
exported to East Africa in just 15 months. Government data shows that
among the weapons were 30,000 assault rifles, 2,536 pistols and 11,000
rifles which ended up in countries with poor human rights records like
Somalia, Egypt and Sri Lanka. Some of the weapons were also exported to
Russia and South Africa.
Dennis Rodman back in North Korea
The Guardian - Dennis Rodman has arrived back in North Korea, this time
bringing with him a team of former NBA players for an exhibition game on
Kim Jong-un's birthday.
Chinese hepatitis B vaccinations claim the life of a 12th infant victim
(NaturalNews) The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), along with
the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), had already
suspended use of BioKangtai's hepatitis B vaccines, and now the
inoculation, produced by a separate Chinese company, is believed to have
claimed the life of its 12th infant victim on December 27, 2013.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. waived laws to keep F-35 on track with China-made parts
(Reuters) - The Pentagon repeatedly waived laws banning
Chinese-built components on U.S. weapons in order to keep the
$392 billion Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program on track
in 2012 and 2013, even as U.S. officials were voicing concern
about China's espionage and military buildup.
Utah Gun Maker Turns Down $15M Deal With Pakistan
Newsmax - A Utah-based gun manufacturer has turned down a $15
million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles, citing
concerns they could eventually be used against U.S. troops. Mike
Davis, sales manager at Desert Tech, said the company was on a
short list for a contract with Pakistan, but spurned the
opportunity because of unrest in Pakistan and ethical concerns.
White House announces new executive actions on background checks
Daily Caller - The White House announced two new executive
actions Friday that would expand the government’s access to
mental health information during background checks on gun
buyers. The two new actions clarify what constitutes a mental
health problem that might prohibit gun ownership and allow
states more wiggle room in disclosing such personal medical
Secret court approves three more months of NSA phone snooping
Alternews - The secret court that oversees the nation’s
intelligence activities renewed its approval of the National
Security Agency’s telephone-records program on Friday, granting
the government a new three-month window to collect data on all
Americans’ phone calls.
NSA Statement Does Not Deny ‘Spying’ On Members Of Congress
The Guardian - The National Security Agency on Saturday released
a statement in answer to questions from a senator about whether
it “has spied, or is … currently spying, on members of Congress
or other American elected officials”, in which it did not deny
collecting communications from legislators of the US Congress to
whom it says it is accountable.
Calls for Snowden Clemency Grow in Media
AllGov - Major newspapers in the United States and the United
Kingdom have come out in support of Edward Snowden, calling on
President Barack Obama to go easy on the National Security
Agency whistleblower living in exile in Russia.
Napolitano: No clemency for Edward Snowden
The Hill - Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
said Friday that she “would not put clemency on the table” for
NSA leaker Edward Snowden. “I think Snowden has exacted quite a
bit of damage and did it in a way that violated the law,”
Napolitano said in an interview airing on "Meet the Press" this
VIDEO: Dr. Ron Paul on Obamacare: "This is what you get when the
government gets involved"
Activist Post - The administration is about 1 million signups
short of its goal, despite the new healthcare law going live.
Even worse, more people have lost their coverage than have even
enrolled. This ongoing fiasco leads Ron Paul to believe that
what has come to be known as Obamacare is actually a tax that
"will eventually end," for the reasons he states below.
Portion control — how the government plans to dictate what’s on
your dinner table in 2014
Fox News - Regardless of your choices, your food freedom — your
right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and
drink the foods you want — is under attack. Here are ten food
freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014.
Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants Show Up At DMV Offices To Obtain
Driver Authorization Cards
CBS Las Vegas - Thousands of Nevada immigrants showed up at
Department of Motor Vehicle offices Thursday to obtain driver
authorization cards under a new law that made the state the 11th
nationally to offer driving privileges to people in the country
U.S. Education Department's Student Debt Collector Accused of
AllGov - For two decades, the Educational Credit Management
Corporation (ECMC) has received millions of taxpayer dollars
from the U.S. Department of Education to hound former students
into paying their student loans—even when they’ve already paid
off their debt or run into financial troubles stemming from
serious health problems.
Colo. Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out
gun firm Magpul
Washington Times - Democrats came under heavy criticism Friday
for driving Magpul Industries out of Colorado by pushing an
aggressive gun-control agenda, a move that could cost the state
more than $80 million annually.
Idaho to take back control of privately run state prison
The Guardian - Idaho's governor says the corrections department
will take over operation of the largest privately run prison in
the state after more than a decade of mismanagement and other
problems at the facility.... Taxpayers currently pay CCA $29m
per year to operate the 2,080-bed prison south of Boise.
You Have the Right to Stay Out of Jail - infographic
online-paralegal-programs.com - You have rights, know them.
Americans Spent $7.45B in 3 Years Helping Other Countries Deal
With ‘Climate Change’
CNS News - That sum of $7.45 billion, which reached more than
120 countries through bilateral and multilateral channels, met
President Obama’s “commitment to provide our fair share” of a
collective pledge by developed nations to provide a total of
nearly $30 billion in “fast start finance” (FSF), the report
900 wealthiest Americans exempted from paying 2014 Social
Security past Jan. 2nd
RT - A small, elite group of US citizens has already met their
2014 financial obligation for Social Security two days into the
New Year, and will no longer be required to contribute any of
their income to the federal program.
The Fed Is Hiring: Lots Of Cops
Zero Hedge - Some may have forgotten, or not be aware, that the
Federal Reserve system has its own police force. Well, it does:
"The U.S. Federal Reserve Police is the law enforcement arm of
the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the
Three warning signs that a financial crash is imminent
Activist Post - For years, prophets of profit have warned us
that the next stock market crash “will be soon”, and that such a
crash will be utter catastrophic. Farber, Celente, et al., have
told us that such a crash will be epic and that life as we know
it will be forever changed. There are some that challenge their
assertions because of fondness for the Gold Market. Many take
their advice because they are conservative – play-it-safe
Billionaires Dumping Stocks
Newsmax - Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S.
stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming
rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in
dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson,
Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.
From the Pentagon to life in a van
Press TV - After a 30-year military career in which he earned
three graduate degrees, rose to the rank of colonel, and served
as an aide to Pentagon brass, Robert Freniere can guess what
people might say when they learn he's unemployed and lives out
of his van...
Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records
(AP) - The temperature predictions are startling: 25 below zero
in Fargo, N.D., minus 31 in International Falls, Minn., and 15
below in Indianapolis and Chicago. At those temperatures,
exposed skin can get frostbitten in minutes and hypothermia can
quickly set in because wind chills could hit 50, 60 or even 70
Health Officials: ‘No Concern’ Over 500% Increase In Radation
Levels On Cali. Beach
Mikael Thalen - Health officials in California are attempting to
brush off public concern after a viral Youtube video showed a
large increase in radiation levels on a Coastside beach last
Historic deep freeze across North America conclusively proves
global warming is getting worse, right?
(NaturalNews) Worshippers of the false science can invoke it to
explain any event whatsoever: hurricanes (or lack of
hurricanes), tornados (or lack of tornados), too much rainfall
or too little rainfall, high temperatures, low temperatures, and
basically any event that we used to simply call "weather."
'Life-threatening' cold weather hits US – live coverage
The Guardian - Midwest suffers lowest temperatures in two
decades, with cold to spread to northern and central US.
Germanium: Single Compound Kills 5 Types of Cancer, Often in
Natural Society - An incredible antioxidant, oxygen catalyst,
electrostimulant, and overall immune-booster, Germanium is a
health-boosting trace mineral found in many plants. It shows up
in nature as marine algae, bracket fungus, garlic, shiitake
mushrooms, ginseng, and aloe.
The Many Benefits of the Immune-Boosting Root Astragalus
Natural Society - Astragalus root has long been used by
Traditional Chinese Medicine as an overall body tonic. The root
can aid in heart disease, detoxifying, and much more.
Neanderthal Herb: Yarrow – Heals Wounds, Speeds Healing, Stops
Natural Society - Yarrow works to build heat in the body, and
can help fight infection by helping to break a fever. Drinking
yarrow tea can actually help the body rid itself of infection
naturally. Additionally, yarrow is so good at stopping excess
blood flow that it is often administered to those who suffer
from nose bleeds.
Hidden Scary Sushi Ingredients Exposed
Dr. Mercola - Obviously, if you order certain sushi rolls that
are deep-fried, you’re probably already aware that not
everything on the menu at your favorite Asian restaurant is
actually healthy. But what may come as a surprise – even to the
most health-conscious sushi lovers – are the potentially
dangerous ingredients hidden in even seemingly excellent choices
– like seaweed salad, wasabi, or sushi ginger.
Did You Know that Nasal Flu Vax Recipients Can Pass the Flu to
Everyone Around Them for Up to 21 Days?
The Organic Prepper - With all of the propaganda about how you
MUST be vaccinated in order to protect those around you, you’d
think that they would warn people who receive this vaccine that
they’ve just become the most contagious person in the room,
particularly if the person has been browbeaten into receiving
the vaccine to “protect” a loved one with a lowered immune
"Please, no more shock treatments!"
(NaturalNews) When I gave and supervised shock treatment or
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) during my psychiatric training,
patients expressed these desperate words to me - "Please, no
more shock treatments!" After two or three of the treatments,
they would stop expressing anything, and their shock "therapy"
would go on without complaint.
Neonicotinoid pesticides not just a threat to bees; humans also
(NaturalNews) A new report issued by the European Food Safety
Commission (EFSA) has found that a class of crop pesticides
previously linked to causing mass bee deaths is also inherently
harmful to humans. Researchers from the EFSA determined that
neonicotinoid pesticides -- acetamiprid and imidacloprid in
particular -- obstruct the normal development and function of
the human nervous system, as well as damage brain structures and
functions associated with learning and memory.
Suffer from joint pain? Try collagen
(NaturalNews) According to Medical News Today, collagen is one
of the most necessary amino acids in the body. About 30 percent
of the body's proteins are collagen-based. There are 28 forms of
collagen, each responsible for various processes in the body.
Although collagen is most famous for its skin-healing benefits,
collagen is essential for relieving joint pain as well.
How tomatoes help prevent cancer
(NaturalNews) A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the
best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies
have suggested that tomatoes in particular have a strong
cancer-preventing effect. People whose diets contain more
tomatoes have been shown to develop cancers at significantly
lower rates, particularly cancers of the breast and prostate.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
USDA goes forward with herbicide-resistant GMO seeds
RT - The commercial use of new herbicide-resistant,
genetically modified corn and soybean seeds moved
one step closer to reality on Friday when the United
States Department of Agriculture announced their
introduction in limited quantities. The new seeds
have been genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences
to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely
used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the
ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent
Friday - January
3, 2014: - Today In
1777 - The Battle of Princeton took place in the War
of Independence, in which George Washington defeated
the British forces, led by Cornwallis.
1823 - Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the
Mexican government and began colonization in the
region of the Brazos River in Texas.
1825 - The first engineering college in the U.S. ,
Rensselaer School, opened in Troy, NY. It is now
known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
1833 - Britain seized control of the Falkland
Islands in the South Atlantic. About 150 years
later, Argentina seized the islands from the
British, but Britain took them back after a 74-day
1925 - In Italy, Mussolini announced that he would
take dictatorial powers.
1938 - The March of Dimes was established by U.S.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The
organization fights poliomyelitis.
1947 - U.S. Congressional proceedings were televised
for the first time. Viewers in Washington,
Philadelphia and New York City saw some of the
opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress.
1953 - Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio,
became the first mother-son combination to serve at
the same time in the U.S. Congress.
1959 - In the U.S., Alaska became the 49th state.
1961 - The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with
1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicated Cuban prime
minister Fidel Castro.
1967 - Jack Ruby died in a Dallas, TX, hospital.
1988 - Margaret Thatcher became the longest-serving
British Prime Minister in the 20th century.
1990 - Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega
surrendered to U.S. forces, 10 days after taking
refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission.
1991 - The British government announced that seven
Iraqi diplomats, another embassy staff member and 67
other Iraqis were being expelled from Britain.
1993 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Russian
President Boris Yeltsin signed the second Strategic
Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Moscow.
2001 - The ATF charged the "Texas 7" with weapons
violations. An autopsy showed that Officer Aubrey
Hawkins, killed by the convicts, had been shot 11
times and run over with a vehicle.
2004 - NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars. The craft
was able to send back black and white images three
hours after landing.
Vladimir Putin visits site of Volgograd bombings and declares them an
The Telegraph - Vladimir Putin called Russia’s deadliest terrorist
attacks in three years “an abomination” during a New Year’s Day visit to
the site of the double suicide attacks that killed 34 in Volgograd.
Russia’s war on terror to remain within constitutional framework
RT - Several politicians are demanding a tougher response, following
deadly suicide attacks in Russia’s south, with a cancellation of the
moratorium on the death penalty, and total surveillance being among the
proposed anti-terrorist measures.
Libyan army arrests two Americans
Press TV - The Libyan army has arrested two Americans at its
headquarters in the northeastern city of Benghazi, security sources say.
Neither the identity of the men nabbed on Thursday nor why they were
captured was immediately clear, Reuters reported.
Al-Qaeda claims attacks in SW Yemen
Press TV - In a statement released on Thursday, al-Qaeda in the Arabian
Peninsula claimed responsibility for the bombings, saying, "Those
blessed operations against... the security (headquarters) in Aden are
only a warning message to this puppet government and its army of
'Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip'
Press TV - The Israeli military frequently bombs the besieged Gaza
Strip, claiming the attacks are being conducted for defensive purposes.
However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of
international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.
Thailand: CONFIRMED - "Men-in-Black" Gunmen Were Regime Police
(Tony Cartalucci) - Thai PBS reported in an article titled, "National
police chief admits men in black are police," that: National Police
Office commissioner Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew this morning admitted
that the men in black” on the roof-top of the Labor Ministry’s building
near the Thai-Japan youth centre in Din Daeng are police.
Anti-Communist Icon: America No Longer Leads the World
Paul Joseph Watson - During an interview with CNN, anti-Communist icon
and former Polish President Lech Walesa said that America no longer
leads the world and that President Obama has proven to be a dangerous
Japan's population falls 'by record 244,000' in 2013
BBC - Japan's government is trying to boost a stagnant economy in the
face of a shrinking population. Japan's population declined by a record
244,000 people in 2013, according to health ministry estimates.
Study: Dead sea creatures cover 98 percent of ocean floor off California
coast; up from 1 percent before Fukushima
(NaturalNews) Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research
Institute (MBARI) in California recently discovered that the number of
dead sea creatures blanketing the floor of the Pacific is higher than it
has ever been in the 24 years that monitoring has taken place, a
phenomenon that the data suggests is a direct consequence of nuclear
fallout from Fukushima.
VIDEO: Turkish governor blocks search of Syria-bound truck: Report
Press TV - The governor of Turkey’s southern province of Hatay has
prevented police from investigating a Syria-bound truck which was
reportedly carrying weapons.
Confirmed: 2013 deadliest for Iraq since 2008, UN estimates
RT - A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been
killed in violent attacks across Iraq in 2013, the United Nations
reports – the highest annual death toll in the war-torn country in five
Putin vows to annihilate 'terrorists'
Al Jazeera - President Vladimir Putin has pledged to annihilate
"terrorists" following two deadly bomb attacks in less than 24 hours in
the southern Russian city of Volgograd that raised security fears in the
run-up to the Winter Olympics.
IMF paper warns of 'savings tax' and mass write-offs as West's debt hits
The Telegraph - Much of the Western world will require defaults, a
savings tax and higher inflation to clear the way for recovery as debt
levels reach a 200-year high, according to a new report by the
International Monetary Fund.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obamacare: Health Secretary to Dictate How Doctors Practice
Kit Daniels - Despite President Obama’s claim that “you’re not
going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor,” a
little known provision of Obamacare gives the health secretary
broad authority to dictate how doctors practice medicine and
treat their patients.
Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out
Daily Mail - Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning
away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can't
determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.
Millions of Young Americans Refusing to Enroll in Obamacare
Kurt Nimmo - Poll after poll indicate young people are
disillusioned with Obamacare. In early December, a Harvard
University Institute of Politics poll found that 56% of
Americans between the ages of 18 to 29 reject Obamacare,
compared to a meager 39% who support the law. Moreover,
so-called millennial respondents believe the law will degrade
the quality of health care and significantly raise prices.
Feds Preparing For Violence Targeting Social Security Buildings?
Paul Joseph Watson - According to an announcement on the Federal
Business Opportunities website, the DHS awarded Paragon Systems,
Inc. a contract “not to exceed $58,620,338.99,” to provide
“Protective Security Officer (PSO) services in support of the
Social Security Administration (SSA) Wabash Street and Metro
West locations within Baltimore, MD.”
Federal Judge Rules that Border Patrol Does Not Need Reasonable
Suspicion to Confiscate Laptops and Phones
AllGov - The U.S. government can legally seize a person’s
laptop, cell phone and other electronic devices without any
reason of suspicion along the border, a federal judge ruled this
week.... It is important to note that the government’s policy on
border seizures covers an area within 100 miles of the actual
Judicial Watch's Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians of 2013
Breitbart - Judicial Watch (JW) has released its list of
Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2013, and
it’s bipartisan in nature. Not only are eight members of the
Obama Administration named, starting with Obama himself, but
also GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner and GOP Senator Saxby
SF Chinese Consulate fire set intentionally
SF Examiner - Federal officials said Thursday a fire at the
Chinese Consulate in San Francisco was ignited at the front of
the building, leading to an arson investigation and calls from
the Chinese government for better protection of diplomats in the
Gun re-registration begins in D.C., may lead to arrest and
Washington Times - For the first time in the United States, a
citizen who has legally registered a gun will have to submit to
a renewal process. The consequences of not knowing about this
new law or missing the specific 60-day window are dire. Starting
on Jan. 2, every single D.C. resident who has registered a
firearm since 1976 must go to police headquarters to pay a $48
fee and be photographed and fingerprinted.
The Minimum Wage Is Only an Issue Because of “Free Trade”
Economy In Crisis - The truth is our economy hasn’t supplied the
average American worker with well paying jobs. “Free trade”
agreements like NAFTA have decimated the American manufacturing
base, leaving many low-skill workers with nowhere to turn.
40 percent of jobless youth facing mental illness symptoms with
one-in-three contemplating suicide
Raw Story - Some jobless youngsters are facing “devastating”
symptoms of mental illness, with one in three having
comtemplated suicide, a leading youth charity said on Thursday.
The Prince’s Trust said 40 percent of jobless young people have
experienced symptoms of mental illness such as suicidal
thoughts, feelings of self-loathing and panic attacks.
New York Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Nor'easter
Zero Hedge - A day after the new NYC mayor was sworn in, it
looks like he will be busy digging his brand new city from under
"blizzardlike" conditions including 5-6 inches of snow, which it
seems are enough for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to
21 inches of snow as Mass. closes offices, threat of flooding in
RT - Almost 2 feet of snow had fallen in the town of Boxford,
just north of Boston, by Thursday night and 45 cm have been
recorded in other parts of the state, says the National Weather
Service. The service has already issued a blizzard warning for
Cape Cod, coastal areas north and south of Boston as well as in
some parts of Maine and Long Island.
Industry, not environmentalists, killed traditional bulbs
Washington Examiner - People often assume green regulations like
this represent the triumph of environmental activists trying to
save the planet. That’s rarely the case, and it wasn't here.
Light bulb manufacturers whole-heartedly supported the
efficiency standards. General Electric, Sylvania and Philips —
the three companies that dominated the bulb industry — all
backed the 2007 rule, while opposing proposals to explicitly
outlaw incandescent technology (thus leaving the door open for
American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Raw Milk
Natural Blaze - The assault on raw milk continues. As more and
more Americans find out about this whole, perfect food and
attempt to access it, industry titans are scrambling to quell
the rebellion. And the American Academy of Pediatrics is coming
to their aid, endorsing a nationwide ban. As of now, only 30
states are allowed to sell raw milk and raw milk products.
More than Oil: The Health Benefits of Olives
Natural Society - From heart protection to cancer prevention and
allergy relief, many people don’t know all of the wonderful
health benefits of olives.
Honey Heals Chronic Dandruff, Scaly, Itchy Scalp (Seborrheic
Green Med Info - Amazingly, something as simple as crude honey
has been found to alleviate an embarrassing scalp condition that
most body care products and drugs can't even make a dent in.
Data Goldmine: Walgreens, WalMart Offer Free Prescriptions to
Breitbart - In what you can interpret as either an act of
corporate altruism, corporate lobbying, or a mix of both, two
giant retailers -- Walmart and Walgreens -- have agreed to save
the Obama Administration from who knows how many horror-story
anecdotes by agreeing to fill 30 days of free prescriptions for
ObamaCare enrollees. The question is, though, what happens to
the data and patient information these retailers collect?
GMO victory? General Mills says Cheerios are non-GMO, but
they're made from oats in the first place
(NaturalNews) General Mills has now publicly announced that
original Cheerios cereal is non-GMO. This announcement, in which
General Mills also falsely claims that genetically modified
ingredients are "safe" -- as if this had been proven or
something... But Cheerios cereal is made from oats, and there's
no such thing as commercially-produced genetically modified
NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types
Washington Post - According to documents provided by former NSA
contractor Edward Snowden, the effort to build “a
cryptologically useful quantum computer” — a machine
exponentially faster than classical computers — is part of a
$79.7 million research program titled, “Penetrating Hard
Targets.” Much of the work is hosted under classified contracts
at a laboratory in College Park.
Facebook Sued Over Alleged Scanning of Private Messages
Bloomberg - Facebook Inc. (FB) was sued over allegations it
systematically intercepts its users private messages on the
social network and profits by sharing the data with advertisers
"Dog Toxins Chart"
Here's a wonderful (and free!) dog toxins chart to print and
post on your fridge. These are foods your kids might be likely
to share with the four-legged family member so please go over it
with them. (It might take a minute to load)
Del Monte wants to sue Chinese Jerky Manufacturer?
Susan Thixton - DelMonte - parent company of Milo's Kitchen
jerky pet treats - wanted to sue their Chinese jerky treat
supplier AFTER illegal drugs were found in the pet treats. What
responsibility does a manufacturer/importer of pet foods or pet
food ingredients hold?
Harmless Procedure to Owners, But Severe Torture to Cats
Dr. Becker - Declawing is more accurately described as
“de-toeing.” It isn’t a nail trim – it’s an amputation. And the
pain to the cat is categorized as “severe,” surpassing the pain
of neutering and even spaying. What most cat lovers don’t
realize is that the majority of declawed cats have at least one
complication resulting from the surgery, and over a third
develop behavior problems afterwards.
Keep Your Pet Away from Wild Mushrooms
Dr. Becker - Of the thousands of varieties of mushrooms in North
America, only about 100 are toxic to pets. The trick is
determining which are poisonous… and not even mushroom experts
can tell the difference in every instance.
Thursday - January 2, 2014: - Today In
1788 - Georgia became the 4th state to ratify the
1842 - In Fairmount, PA, the first wire suspension
bridge was opened to traffic.
1890 - Alice Sanger became the first female White
1892 - Ellis Island opened as America's first
federal immigration center. Annie Moore, at age 15,
became the first person to pass through.
1893 - The first commemorative postage stamps were
1900 - U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced
the Open Door Policy to prompt trade with China.
1900 - The Chicago Canal opened.
1921 - The first religious broadcast on radio was
heard on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA, as Dr. E.J.
Van Etten of Calvary Episcopal Church preached.
1935 - Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for the
kidnap-murder of Charles Lindberghs baby. Hauptmann
was found guilt and executed.
1942 - The Philippine capital of Manila was captured
by Japanese forces during World War II.
1960 - U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts
announced his candidacy for the Democratic
1968 - Fidel Castro announced petroleum and sugar
rationing in Cuba.
1971 - In the U.S., a federally imposed ban on
television cigarette advertisements went into
1974 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill
requiring all states to lower the maximum speed
limit to 55 MPH. The law was intended to conserve
gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed by Arab
oil-producing countries. Federal speed limits were
abolished in 1995.
1991 - Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as mayor of
Washington, DC. She was the first black woman to
head a city of that size and prominence.
1996 - AT&T announced that it would eliminate 40,000
jobs over three years.
1998 - Russia began circulating new rubles in effort
to keep inflation in check and promote confidence.
Volgograd Bombings: CIA’s Chechen Assets Attack Russia Ahead of Winter
Kurt Nimmo - Responsibility for deadly attacks in the Russian city of
Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, is being placed on Chechen rebel leader
Doku Umarov, who was declared dead by Chechen Republic head Ramzan
Kadyrov on December 18. Like many other phantom terrorists, including
the mercurial Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Umarov has risen from the grave
Central America migrants flee turf wars and corrupt states for refuge in
The Guardian - Extreme violence in Central America is sending a surge of
refugees fleeing north to Mexico where they are caught between official
indifference and yet more danger if they continue to the United States,
human rights activists say.
China in talks with Iran for more crude oil imports
Press TV - China is likely to buy more crude oil from Iran next year as
its state-run firm is negotiating a new contract that could largely
raise imports from the Islamic Republic.
Turkey seizes arms on Syria border
Press TV - The report said that three people were arrested in this
regard. They claimed that they were carrying aid on behalf of IHH
Humanitarian Relief Foundation. The Turkish NGO, however, has rejected
the allegations and called them “slanderous.”
Thailand: Next Anti-Regime Rally - January 13, 2014
Activist Post - In protest of unelected dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and
his proxy regime led by his own nepotist-appointed sister Yingluck
Shinawatra, anti-regime protesters plan to shut down Thailand's capital
of Bangkok starting on Monday, January 13, 2014.
Japan to alter self-defense military mode
Press TV - Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Japanese military
mode, constitutionally restrained only to “self-defense,” will be
modified by 2020, when Tokyo will be hosting Summer Olympics.
Humanitarian Aid Mission Provides Help to Haiti
Military.com - Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- A crew of Airmen from Altus Air
Force Base, Okla., delivered 136,000 pounds of humanitarian aid Dec. 19,
to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
VIDEO: China ‘manufacturing growth down in Dec. 2013’
Press TV - A new survey shows that the growth of China’s manufacturing
sector in December 2013 was at its slowest pace in three months as a
result of a drop in demand for Chinese goods.
Israel ‘committing terror’ in US
Press TV - Israeli lobbyists in the US Congress commit a form of
“political terrorism” by keeping a record of all American legislators
and planning to oppose those of them who do not vote for pro-Israeli
resolutions in the next elections, wrote Jim W. Dean in an article on
Press TV website on Wednesday.
YouTube: Fukushima Responders Starting To Get Sick
The Young Turks - "Within weeks of setting off a geiger counter and
scrubbing three layers of skin off his hands and arms, former Navy
quartermaster Maurice Enis recalled being pressured to sign away U.S.
government liability for any future health problems....
Plumes of mysterious steam rise from crippled nuclear reactor at
RT - Fresh plumes of most probably radioactive steam have been detected
rising from the reactor 3 building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear
plant, said the facility’s operator company.... The steam was first
spotted on December 19 for a short period of time, then again on
December 24, 25, 27, according to a report TEPCO published on its
Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 is not going to explode
fairewinds.org - Our research, and discussions with other scientists,
confirms that what we are seeing is a phenomenon that has been occurring
at the Daiichi site since the March 2011 accident.
Barclays “Accidentally” Makes 10 Years of Incriminating LIBOR Chat
silverdoctors.com - Barclays has been fined $3.75 million by FINRA for
“losing” over a decade of incriminating chat messages regarding Libor
manipulation. A $3.75 million wrist slap for erasing any incriminating
evidence of criminal fraud sounds like a pretty good deal to us, as we
suspect that the firm’s “loss” of 10 years worth of instant messaging
data likely kills any serious hopes of prosecution for LIBOR
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obamacare Results: Cancelled Plans Outnumber Enrollments
Activist Post - At least 4.7 MILLION people have LOST their
insurance coverage to date. As of yesterday, only 2 million
customers signed up for Obamacare via the state and federal
Conn. Gun Registration Photo Foreshadows Confiscation
Infowars.com - A photo depicting gun owners in Connecticut
waiting in line to register their firearms is sparking outrage,
with one Twitter user claiming the scene “Looks like Weimar
Chinese recycling tycoon says he wants to buy New York Times
(Reuters) - An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on
Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New
York Times Co.
And The Country Posing The Greatest Threat to Peace as 2013 Ends
CNS News - (CNSNews.com) – The past year witnessed bloodshed in
Syria and Iraq, turmoil in Egypt, anarchy in Central Africa,
threats by a nuclear-armed North Korea and Chinese military
posturing, but as 2013 ends a global poll finds that the country
seen as representing the greatest threat to peace today is ...
the United States.
US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide
Paul Joseph Watson - According to a solicitation posted on the
Federal Business Opportunities website, the DHHS asks
contractors to supply, “potassium iodide tablet, 65mg, unit dose
package of 20s; 700,000 packages (of 20s),” a total of 14
million tablets. The packages must be delivered on or before
February 1, 2014.
Justice Halts Obama Contraception Rule for Catholic Nuns
Bloomberg - The Obama administration was temporarily blocked by
a U.S. Supreme Court justice from forcing an order of Catholic
nuns to comply with a federal requirement to provide free
contraceptive coverage for employees.
On January 5, Illinois residents will be able to apply for a
concealed handgun license
Daily Sheeple - The cost of the concealed carry license, which
is valid for five years, is $150. Fees for associated required
training courses and finger-printing vary. State police say they
aren’t sure how many residents will submit an application, but
they estimate that it could be as many as 400,000.
YouTube: Life sentence without parole, for what is essentially
three marijuana charges
"Here I Am" is a documentary about Jeff Mizanskey, a man serving
a life sentence without parole, for what is essentially three
marijuana charges. This short documentary is an attempt to shed
light on one case of a non-violent criminal spending life behind
bars. The Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon knows about this case
and still has not done the right thing.
Professional musician’s flutes destroyed as ‘agricultural
products’ by US Customs
iroots.org - "I told them I had these instruments for many years
and flew with them in and out. There were 11 instruments in all.
They told me they were agricultural products and they had to be
destroyed. There was nothing I could do. The ney flute can be
made with bamboo. Is that agricultural?"
The Future of Drone Swarm "Awareness"
Activist Post - Drones are evolving along multiple developmental
lines. They have been officially welcomed by Congress into U.S.
skies, as an increasing number of cities are slated to become
commercial drone testing sites. This opens up the possibility
for drone delivery systems, as well as even more pervasive mass
The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael
gizmodo.com - Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12
years as New York City's mayor. No mayor in recent memory has
added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him
properly, here's a list of everything Bloomberg banned during
his time in office.
NYPD Testing ‘Smart’ Cars
Adan Salazar - Folks attending Super Bowl festivities in the Big
Apple next month will likely encounter the automobile-equivalent
of RoboCop – a souped-up cruiser being touted as the greatest
asset in the NYPD’s counter-terrorism arsenal. The NYPD’s new
“supersmart car” boasts infrared sensors, radiation detectors
and high-tech cameras capable of beaming live video feeds to
personnel at headquarters.
About 40,000 new laws, regulations and resolutions will take
effect across America next year
Daily Mail - From age-restricted tanning sessions to refunds on
'lemon' pets - these are some of the new laws set to take effect
across America in the new year.
Report: Cop Pepper-Sprays 13-Year-Old Boy
Kit Daniels - A Pennsylvania State Trooper is now on unpaid
leave after being charged with pepper spraying his girlfriend’s
13-year-old son. Police say that Trooper Ernest Boatright, 48,
fired pepper spray at the boy without warning after he found him
asleep in his bed rather than at school, as WTAE reported.
Church Ordered to Remove 'Support Our Troops' Sign
Military.com - California church has been ordered to remove a
"Support Our Troops" sign because it failed to obtain a proper
permit, officials said. Members of Simple Truth Church in Nevada
County, near Sacramento painted the simple message on a rundown
20-food-by-8-foot billboard on Highway 49.
"Nevada County is a very patriotic county, they love our
troops," the Rev. Jeff Alaways told KTXL-TV, Sacramento. County
officials said they took no umbrage with the patriotic message
-- but noted they had told church leaders they would not be
allowed to paint the sign without applying for a sign permit
The Great Italian Auto Bailout — Courtesy of U.S. Taxpayers
openmarket.org - At the beginning of 2014, Detroit may be
bankrupt, but they’re cheering the five-year-old U.S. auto
bailout in Italy. That’s because after being the beneficiary of
billions in U.S. taxpayer largesse, Fiat, the leading Italian
auto company, is going to buy its final stake in Chrysler from
that other big bailout recipient, the United Auto Workers (UAW).
How to Address Growing Poverty? More Confiscation by Government
Kurt Nimmo - CNN, home to the Army’s Fourth Psychological
Operations Group, admits the “war on poverty,” launched half a
century ago this month, is a dismal failure and more Americans
than ever are mired in poverty.
Congress is set to unveil a $1 trillion spending bill next week
The Hill - Aides say progress on the $1 trillion, 12-part
omnibus legislation has been better than expected at the
subcommittee level, and that their goal remains to pass the bill
through both chambers by Jan. 16 to prevent a government
How Will The Economy Improve In 2014 If Almost Everyone Has Less
Money To Spend?
Economic Collapse - Most Americans know that the U.S. economy is
heavily dependent on consumer spending. If average Americans are
not out there spending money, the economy tends not to do very
well. Unfortunately, retail sales during the holiday season
appear to be quite disappointing and the middle class continues
to deeply struggle.
36 Signs The Media Is Lying To You About How Radiation From
Fukushima Is Affecting The West Coast
Michael Snyder - The mainstream media continues to insist that
radiation levels in the Pacific and along the west coast are
perfectly safe. Are they lying to us? Evaluate the evidence
compiled below and come to your own conclusions…
36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body
oneradionetwork.com - By removing and eliminating toxins, then
feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help
protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain
optimum health. These foods will assist in boosting your
metabolism, optimizing digestion, while allowing you to lose
weight and fortify your immune system.
5 Harmful Additives in Bread
care2.com - Human hair, chicken feathers, and high-fructose corn
syrup—if you eat packaged bread from the supermarket, these
ingredients have likely been in it. In fact, plenty of packaged
breads sold in the United States contain ingredients that are
actually banned in lots of other parts of the world. Here are
five ingredients to look for at the store…and five reasons to
start making your own bread or visiting the local bakery
Doctors’ Financial Rewards from Administering Flu Shots
Natural Blaze - One MD, who also is a speaker for Merck,
Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Pasteur – all vaccine makers, says,
Giving influenza vaccine is also good for the financial health
of your practice. That candid remark, made in writing, came from
Richard Lander, MD, and was published in the article “Influenza
vaccination makes sense for everyone” on Healio Pediatrics
webpage about Infectious Diseases in Children.
How Love and Other Emotions are Mapped in the Body
Natural Blaze - Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily
states to cope with the challenges detected in the environment.
These sensations arising from the bodily changes are an
important feature of our emotional experiences. For example,
anxiety may be experienced as pain in the chest, whereas falling
in love may trigger warm, pleasurable sensations all over the
body. New research from Aalto University reveals, how emotions
are literally experienced through the body.
Broccoli Sprouts Have 50 Times the Anti-Cancer Properties of
Natural Society - Numerous studies have established broccoli as
an anti-cancer vegetable. But are broccoli sprouts an
anti-cancer improvement over regular broccoli? John Hopkins
researchers certainly thought so. From 1992 to 1997, a John
Hopkins research team searched for broccoli’s cancer fighting
4 Reasons to Start Adding Cucumbers to Your Juices and Smoothies
Natural Society - These vegetables are often overlooked as a
health food but are packed with potential benefits. The best
cucumbers of all are those you grow yourself, but a close second
are those grown locally and organically. Here are just a few
reasons you’ll want to make sure you have a good source of
cucumbers all the time.
Soft Killing The American People Using Toxic Food, Toxic Water
And Toxic Vaccines
RINF - Have you noticed that there has been an absolute
explosion in the number of people developing chronic illnesses,
heart disease, diabetes and cancer? If you are like most
Americans, you probably have quite a few family members and
friends that are seriously ill right now. Sadly, most Americans
have absolutely no idea why this is happening. Most of them just
assume that all of this sickness is just “normal”.
4.6 million Snapchat photo app usernames, phone numbers leaked
RT - Millions of US and Canadian users of popular photo sharing
app Snapchat had their phone numbers and usernames exposed
online after the data was captured by anonymous hackers. The
leak comes months after Snapchat was warned of a major security
The Complete Guide To How The NSA Hacked Everything
Zero Hedge - Two days ago we observed the latest disclosure in
the seemingly endless Snowden treasure trove of leaked NSA
files, when Spiegel released the broad details of the NSA's
Access Network Technology (ANT) catalog explaining how virtually
every hardware architecture in the world has been hacked by the
Apple Says It Knows Nothing About Your iPhone Spying On You
Kurt Nimmo - Thanks to the best technical minds your tax dollars
can buy, the NSA has come up with something called “DROPOUT
JEEP,” an application that can hijack your an iPhone’s SMS
messages, contacts, location, camera, and microphone. The hack
is really comprehensive, according to a leaked NSA doc acquired
by Der Spiegel...
VIDEO: Google’s Illuminati Themed New Year’s Eve
Paul Joseph Watson - To cap 2013, the tech giant has chosen an
Illuminati theme for its New Year’s Eve celebrations. A similar
theme was adopted for Sydney’s new year ceremony earlier today,
with the all seeing eye used to celebrate “one community” and
“one shared vision.”
Behold the Death Ray Drone Bot! Robot enthusiast creates a
terrifying mechanical spider that bursts balloons with real
Daily Mail - ‘This beast packs a potent 2W blue laser that fries
anything in it's path. It can walk around and shoot its death
ray at the touch of a button.’
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
New York City bulldozes community garden in dead of night
NY Post 12/29/13 - A developer bulldozed a beloved community
garden in Coney Island on Saturday to make way for an
amphitheater — uprooting 20 chickens on a decades-old plot that
survived Hurricane Sandy. Construction workers entered the
Boardwalk Garden under the cover of darkness and chucked tools
and wheelbarrows, along with farm fowl and a colony of feral
cats, activists say.
10 New Year's Resolutions That Every Prepper Should Make in 2014
Natural Blaze - Every year, people make a series of New Year’s
Resolutions that are usually forgotten by the time you flip the
page of the calendar over to February. This list starts with
some of the standard resolutions that everyone makes that are
particularly pertinent to preppers, and then contains some that
are unique to this community.
The Perfect Pet Food That Helps Break Down Tartar
Dr. Becker - Raw diets – even prepared, ground raw diets – help
control tartar. Raw ground bone is a gentle dental abrasive,
acting like fine sandpaper when chewed, which helps remove
debris stuck on teeth. The meat contains natural enzymes, and in
addition, raw food doesn’t stick to teeth, unlike starchy
kibble. Dry pet food is promoted as helping to keep teeth clean,
but it’s a myth.
January 1, 31, 2014:
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR LOYAL LISTENERS!