Today in History - Thursday - May 31, 2012
1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress.
1859 - The Philadelphia Athletics were formally organized to play
the game of Town Ball.
1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation. The name Big Ben
initially referred to the bell inside the tower but later came to
the refer to the tower.
1879 - New York's Madison Square Garden opened.
1880 - The first U.S. national bicycle society was formed in
Newport, RI. It was known as the League of American Wheelman.
1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal."
1889 - In Johnstown, PA, more than 2,200 people died after the South
Fork Dam collapsed.
1900 - U.S. troops arrived in Peking to help put down the Boxer
1902 - The Boer War ended between the Boers of South Africa and
Great Britain with the Treaty of Vereeniging.
1907 - The first taxis arrived in New York City. They were the first
in the United States.
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) held its first conference.
1910 - The Union of South Africa was founded.
1913 - The 17th Amendment went into effect. It provided for popular
election of U.S. senators.
1926 - Frank Lockhart won the 14th Indy 500. He averaged 95.9 mph.
1927 - Ford Motor Company produced the last "Tin Lizzie" in order to
begin production of the Model A.
1929 - In Beverly, MA, the first U.S. born reindeer were born.
1941 - The first issue of the still popular "Parade: The Weekly
Picture Newspaper" went on sale.
1947 - Communists seized control of Hungary.
1955 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered that all states must end
racial segregation "with all deliberate speed."
1961 - South Africa became an independent republic.
1962 - Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a Gestapo
official and was executed for his actions in the Nazi Holocaust.
1970 - An earthquake in Peru killed tens of thousands of people.
1974 - Israel and Syria signed an agreement on the Golan Heights.
1977 - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was finished after 3 years of
1994 - The U.S. announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear
missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.
2003 - In North Carolina, Eric Robert Rudolph was captured. He had
been on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for five years for several
bombings including the 1996 Olympic bombing.
China condemns U.S. gun ownership as human rights violation
Examiner - A report issued by the State Council Information Office of
the People's Republic of China has included U.S. gun ownership among a
list of human rights violations, Law Enforcement Examiner Jim Kouri
reported yesterday. "The Human Rights Record of the United States in
2011" was published last Friday on the PRC’s Consulate General in New
Investors flee Spain as financial crisis spirals
AFP - Spain battled to contain fears of financial collapse Wednesday,
scrambling to fund a major banking rescue as its debt risk premium
rocketed to a euro-era record. The interest rate on Spain's 10-year
bonds shot to 6.703 percent -- unsustainable over the longer term -- as
the nation fought to avoid being the next victim of the eurozone crisis.
VIDEO: CNN – Massive Anti-Govt Protests In Japan Over Fukushima Lies
Alexander Higgins - The latest outrage is over the government’s refusal
to stop burning radioactive debris to deal with problems such as massive
amounts of radioactive sludge building up in Japan’s sewage systems. The
burning of radioactive debris has led to an ash cloud of nuclear
radiation blanketing of Easter Japan with radiation. But as the video
shows, the outrage isn’t just about the radioactive debris but is due
the “Japan people feeling they have been kept in the dark about the true
extent of the damage from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown” and after a
year of lie after lie.
Russia will veto military intervention in Syria at UNSC - Foreign
RT - Russia is firmly dedicated not to let pass an initiative of foreign
military intervention into Syria in the UN Security Council. “We always
said we’re strongly against any kind of external interference into the
Syrian conflict, because it would only worsen the situation and bring
unpredictable consequences for Syria and the whole region,” Russia’s
Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told Interfax. He also said that
Russia is opposing the convention of a new UN Security Council meeting
on Syria in the near future.
How a U.S. Radar Station in the Negev Affects a Potential Israel-Iran
Time.com - The small, rectangular-shaped portable radar peeking around a
concrete blast wall is so advanced it can see over the horizon, and so
sensitive it can spot a softball tossed in the air from 2,900 miles
away. (Tehran is a mere 1,000 miles away to the northwest.) On Mt. Keren,
the X-band radar is indeed pointed northwest, toward Iran, where it
could detect a Shahab-3 missile launched toward Israel just seconds into
its flight — and six to seven minutes earlier than Israel would know
from its own radar, called Green Pine.
Iranian oil industry was target of world's nastiest cyber worm
Brisbane Times - A cyber attack that targeted Iran's oil ministry and
main export terminal was caused by the most sophisticated computer worm
yet developed, experts have said. The virus appears to have been
directed primarily at a small number of organisations and individuals in
Iran, the West Bank, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. This will
inevitably raise suspicions that Israel or the US were involved in some
United Nations to issue warning against 'world's most powerful computer
virus' over fears it could cripple entire countries
Daily Mail - Dubbed 'Flame', the Trojan bug worms its way into computer
systems and reportedly turns infected machines into listening devices.
It can activate a computer's audio system to eavesdrop on Skype calls or
office chatter, take screenshots or log keystrokes and even suck
information from Bluetooth-enabled phones left nearby.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Bilderberg 2012: Itinerary and Radio Appearances
Intel Hub - As you may already know we will be covering the
Bilderberg meeting and protests in Chantilly Virginia (Westfields
Marriott) Between Thursday, May 31st and Sunday June 2nd. The
Intel Hub will be providing LIVE updates and streaming video
footage on our U-Stream channel, as well as uploading content
fresh to YouTube and providing real-time updates on
theintelhub.com’s main page and the Bilderberg 2012 page.
Source: Bilderberg Planning Fake Bomb Threat
Paul Joseph Watson - Bilderberg’s security apparatus is planning
to announce a fake bomb threat as an excuse to widen the
exclusion perimeter around the Westfields Marriott hotel and
keep protesters and journalists away from arriving attendees,
according to our source close to the secretive organization....
In addition, other provocateur actions are being planned to
demonize protesters and beef security around the confab.
Forbes Calls Out Media, Govt For Lying About Safety Of
Alexander Higgins - Forbes calls out the Government and Industry
officials downplay the effects of low doses of radiation and
reporters for being complicit in hiding the truth from the
public... Perhaps the most important article verified to the
public that the US government quietly switch from a radiation
standard that allowed 1 cancer death per million people over to
another standard which allowed one cancer per 2,200 people and 1
cancer dearth per 4,200 people. This was done for a variety of
reasons and allowed the government to continue to assert the
radiation was below safety levels and were “no cause for
YouTube: Illinois rep EXPLODES on the House floor!
A state representative blew his top Tuesday on the floor of the
Illinois State House of Representatives, flinging a copy of a
new pension reform proposal into the air and telling his stoic
colleagues that they "should be ashamed" of themselves. "I'm
sick of it!" state Rep. Mike Bost yelled, saying the bill was
too long for lawmakers to read before voting on it.
Chris Christie is a hit on Israel trip
Politico - Chris Christie’s credentials for making the vice
presidential short-list grew this week. The New Jersey governor
just completed his first swing through Israel, meeting with
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres,
touring areas of the region and getting a quick course in an
area that has dominated the foreign-policy discussion in recent
New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drink to Fight
NY Times - The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire
menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food
franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to
pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of
sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of
a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would
be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could
take effect as soon as next March.
Doomsday Prepper Sentenced to 21 Months In Prison For
Stockpiling “Destructive Devices” After Insider Rats Him Out
SHTFplan.com - OpSec, or Operational Security, is an important
rule to follow for those who have chosen to prepare for
emergencies by stockpiling food, self defense armaments and
disaster supplies. It’s simple, really. Don’t talk about your
preparedness supplies unless it is with trusted people with whom
you will be working if a worst case scenario comes to pass.
Otherwise, if the world around you collapses and your neighbors
and acquaintances know you have supplies, guess who they will
turn to for help. If you deny them help when they come asking,
and they have no place else to turn, you can be relatively
certain they will do everything in their power to get at your
larder – and that means collaborating with those who would do
Agenda 21 To Be Discussed at Bilderberg Confab
Paul Joseph Watson - The attendance of Alberta Premier and
global warming alarmist Alison Redford at this year’s Bilderberg
conference, during which she will discuss “ecological
challenges,” confirms that Agenda 21 and the bid to re-brand the
stuttering climate change power grab... Redford’s advocacy for
more controls on carbon emissions is directly in line with the
Obama administration’s war against America’s coal industry and
the wider Bilderberg agenda for a “post-industrial revolution,”
where energy use will be severely restricted in the name of
saving the earth, leading to plummeting living standards.
Latest News and Live Video from Bilderberg 2012
First Dedicated Program Exposing Bilderberg Airs on Britain’s
Infowars.com journalist Patrick Henningsen and Guardian
correspondent Charlie Skelton cover the upcoming clandestine
meeting of the Bilderberg Group for the first time on British
TV, appearing on Edge Media’s “On The Edge” talk show which
aired live on SKY Channel 200, on May 17, 2012.
U.S. Drone Policy: Standing Near Terrorists Makes You A
Huffington Post - Obama, Becker and Shane write, was angry when
informed that the first drone strike after he took office had
killed innocent Pakistanis. But one of the measures the
administration embraced to prevent future innocent casualties
was to embrace a method of counting combatants that would rope
in more innocents. "It in effect counts all military-age males
in a strike zone as combatants, according to several
administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence
posthumously proving them innocent,"
TSA’s $1 billion program to ‘read’ fliers’ expressions comes
under fire after failing to catch any bad guys
The Daily - The nation’s airport security agency has 3,000
employees at 161 airports nationwide trained to identify
terrorists simply by reading faces and body language — a glance
in a certain direction, a nervous gesture. American taxpayers
have paid dearly for what the TSA called its Screening
Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT program: More than
$1 billion at 161 airports.
Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents
Should Spank Their Children
The American Dream - Do you believe that parents should be able
to spank their children? Do you ever express that opinion to
others? If so, then you could be sent to prison. Sadly, that is
exactly what happened to one pastor up in Wisconsin recently. A
minister named Philip Caminiti was sentenced to 2 years in
prison for simply teaching that parents should spank their
children when they misbehave. Please note that Caminiti was not
accused of spanking anyone or of physically hurting anyone. He
was put in prison simply for his speech.
Volunteers Needed ASAP in South Dakota
Daily Paul - We NEED volunteers ASAP in South Dakota! We need
people to make calls and canvass in the Sioux Falls area. If you
live elsewhere, please contact us anyway and we will find work
for you to do. *EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED (room, food, gas, etc).
As for any money-related questions, please just ask me!
Texas Needs 88 More "At-Large-Delegates" to National Convention:
Deadline May 31
Daily Paul - Even IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY A DELEGATE to the
State Convention... IF you are NOT a CD DELEGATE, you CAN APPLY
FOR THESE SLOTS!!!... You simply need to have affiliated
yourself with the Texas Republican party.
Nothing Adds up in Ron Paul's Home Distirict With Election
Results. Did the GOP Cheat?
Lone Star - You decide. Here are the links to the election
results for 2008, 2010 and 2012 in Brazoria County Texas.
GOP Seeks to Disenfranchise Ron Paul Supporters in Massachusetts
Daily Paul - “It’s hilarious that they would fight this hard for
these (Romney) delegates,” he said. “It’s not going to change
the outcome.” OH YES IT WILL! Dozens of Ron Paul backers showed
up at a state Republican Party meeting last night to protest
what they say is a manipulation of power aimed at decreasing
their influence at the party’s national convention. A 14-member
GOP committee charged with allocating delegates to the
convention held a closed meeting at the Holiday Inn to discuss
whether three delegates and three alternates selected at the
Fifth Congressional District caucus should be invalidated.
Jack Hunter: How Ron Paul Is Injecting Principle Into The GOP
Ron Paul 2012 - This column by Ron Paul activist and delegate
Craig Westover in Minnesota’s Star Tribune is a response to
accusations that our movement is somehow “fringe” and
meaningless. Anybody who truly believes this simply hasn’t been
paying attention to American politics for the last four years.
Westover makes interesting comparisons, to both religious
conservatives and the gay rights movement, and finishes by
explaining how we’re injecting genuine limited government
principles into the Republican Party.
Ron Paul Shamelessly Ripped in LA Times as Stupid
LibertyVlogger.com - While the Los Angeles Times has neglected
to cover the huge outpouring of support Californians have shown
for Texas Congressman Ron Paul across the state, it has found it
necessary to denigrate Ron Paul in a recent childish article. In
places ranging from Chico, to UCLA, to Berkley, Paul has drawn
crowds ranging from a few thousand to an estimated 10,000
Californians coming out to hear Ron Paul speak. The Los Angeles
Times has been virtually silent on this topic, yet when Lisa
Mascaro and her editors came across a study on speaking styles
in Congress, they decided it appropriate to use that information
smear Congressman Paul.
Mass Illegal Immigration Voter Fraud in Florida… and the Feds
Minuteman PAC - According to state records, Florida election
officials have determined that massive voter fraud is taking
place and that as many as 180,000 non-residents are registered
to vote in the sunshine state, and it only came to the attention
of state election officials early last year when the state’s DMV
turned over a large data-set containing the population’s
residency information.... Florida’s Motor Voter Act of 1993
(which most states have some form of!) PROHIBITED even asking
immigration status when an individual filled out their voter
registration form while FAILING to require proof of citizenship!
MILLER: SWAT rampage destroys Iraq vet's home over guns
Washington Times - While Army Sgt. Matthew Corrigan was sound
asleep inside his Northwest D.C. home, the Metropolitan Police
Department (MPD) was preparing to launch a full-scale invasion
of his home. SWAT and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams
spent four hours readying the assault on the English basement
apartment in the middle of the snowstorm of the century. (This
is part two of a four part series on Sgt. Corrigan's case.
Click here to read the first story.)
Occupy Wall Street Protest
YouTube: New Face of Terror: FBI creates bogeyman out of Occupy
RT - From disorganised slackers to terrorists - the Occupy
movement has seen its media image go from bad to worse over its
nine months of existence. Protesters now even face accusations
that they pose a threat not just to Corporate America, but to
the country as a whole. But activists say it's all just
scaremongering to stifle the movement.
Rockefeller and Rothschild Merge Financial Operations in America
Infowars.com - Globalist kingpin David Rockefeller and top
bankster Lord Jacob Rothschild will merge operations, according
to the Financial Times: RIT Capital Partners is to buy a 37 per
cent stake in the Rockefeller’s wealth advisory and asset
management group for an undisclosed sum, giving Lord
Rothschild’s London-listed trust a much sought-after foothold in
Report: Banks Make It Really Difficult To Take Your Business
Consumerist - Outrage over fees assessed by banks on checking
accounts and other unfair practices has led to consumers
attempting to leave their institutions in droves. But as a new
report by Consumers Union points out, bank's throw up a myriad
of obstacles that can confuse consumers who are trying to switch
California 9/11 fund raided to plug deficits, finance other
AP - After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers
sought a way to channel the patriotic fervor and use it to help
victims’ families and law enforcement. Their answer: specialty
memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, “We Will
Never Forget.” Part of the money raised through the sale of the
plates was to fund scholarships for the children of California
residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority — 85
percent — was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts.
VIDEO: How to Really Measure Inflation
RunRonPaul.com - Did you know that if you kept all your savings
in silver and then purchased goods and services today, that
prices have actually deflated over the past several decades? But
if you’ve used dollars over this same time period the prices of
goods and services have actually gone up. Confused? This video
helps to explain.
When The Derivatives Market Crashes (And It Will) U.S. Taxpayers
Will Be On The Hook
BushStole04.com - Apparently they believe that if anything in
the financial world goes wrong that U.S. taxpayers should be the
ones to clean up the mess. But will we really have enough money
to bail everyone out when the derivatives market crashes? Today,
the 9 largest banks in the United States have a total of more
than 200 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. That is
approximately 3 times the size of the entire global economy. The
U.S. government is already nearly 16 trillion dollars in debt.
How in the world can we afford to keep bailing out the huge
messes that Wall Street makes?
Class Action Suit Against Citibank for not Responding to RESPA
Letters sent by Homeowners.
By sending the RESPA letter the banks are required to answer all
the questions you have to your lender regarding your loan. Of
course they can not answer all of them due to the Fraud they
commit with mortgages. Many times people get back letters from
the banks with some of the information but then a note saying
"other information is privileged information."... I can not
impress enough that people need to send out the RESPA letter
that I have on the page no matter where you are with your
mortgage, behind or not.
Magnesium and Diabetes | This Mineral Could Halt Diabetes
Natural Society - There is actually a magnesium and diabetes
connection, with research showing that magnesium may play an
integral role in helping prevent type 2 diabetes. A study led by
Dr. Ka from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has
found a surprising relationship between magnesium and type 2
diabetes. The study discovered that individuals who ingested the
highest amount of magnesium from foods and vitamin supplements
slashed their risk of diabetes more so than those who consumed
it in lower amounts.
Fenugreek: nature's aphrodisiac
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Fenugreek, who's name means "ram's
horn clover," is an herb that has been used by many cultures for
its medicinal properties. It has been shown to be effective in
treating everything from loss of appetite to digestive disorders
to diabetes. However, it is particularly noted for its ability
to improve sexual performance in men. Researchers are not
entirely sure how it works, but it is thought to increase male
hormones by releasing saponins. Saponins are phytochemicals
found in many plants that carry an abundance of health benefits.
How to Improve Your Eyesight – 4 Natural Ways to Enhance Vision
Natural Society - Our eyes require a number of key nutrients to
properly function. Without proper intake of these nutrients,
some of the other implemented techniques on how to improve your
eyesight may not suffice, and poor vision may follow. For
sharper vision, incorporate these dietary powerhouses into your
daily nutritional regimen.
Disturbing trend: family doctors giving out anti-depressants
(NaturalNews) A study published in the journal Health Affairs
analyzes trends between the years 1996-2007 and suggests that
many Americans have come to expect mental health care from their
family doctor. Ten percent of doctor visits in the U.S. result
in a prescription for anti-depressant or medication, not to
mention anti-anxiety medication, another popular fix. Worse,
less than half of those millions and millions of people were
screened for a mental health disorder. In other words, doctors
are giving out these drugs without taking the time to make a
diagnosis. Related article:
Prescription anxiety drug abuse tied to rising number of
Overdosed: Over 25% of Kids on Prescription Drugs
Activist Post - A report released by Medco Health Solutions
Inc., the biggest U.S. pharmacy-benefit manager, shows that over
25% of children and teens are involved with taking prescription
medications – although that number may have risen over the past
couple years. Based on the company’s data from 2009, 7% of U.S.
children are on a shocking two or more drugs. Despite the
alarming amount of children being fed prescription medication,
many of these drugs were intended or tested for only adult use.
Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood obesity
(NaturalNews) A recent study of vitamin D levels in pregnant
women has revealed a remarkable finding. Children born to women
with a lower vitamin D level during pregnancy have increased
body fat later in childhood compared to those children whose
mothers have a higher vitamin D level.
Health benefits of breastfeeding are real - Here's the
(NaturalNews) The cover of Time Magazine last week had a picture
of a woman nursing her three-year-old child to raise awareness
of breastfeeding and get people talking about it. It worked,
perhaps better than they anticipated. The tactic was employed
and completely justified because breastfeeding rates in America
are very low, due to our weird American hang-ups that can't
reconcile the dual purposes of breasts. As Dr. Sears said, the
real purpose of the human breast is for nurturing a child, not
selling cars and beer.
'Likejacking': Spammers Hit Social Media
Business Week - Spammers create as many as 40 percent of the
accounts on social-media sites, according to Risher. About 8
percent of messages sent via social pages are spam,
approximately twice the volume of six months ago, he says.
Spammers use the sharing features on social sites to spread
their messages. Click on a spammer’s link on Facebook (FB), and
it may ask you to “like” or “share” a page, or to allow an app
to gain access to your profile.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Exposed: Monsanto planted GM alfalfa before USDA approved it,
federal agency knew all along
(NaturalNews) A little more than a year ago, the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) made the disastrous decision to deregulate
Monsanto's Roundup-Ready alfalfa, even though the agency's sham
of an environmental impact report failed to prove that GM
alfalfa is at all safe or necessary. It has now come to light
that Monsanto released GM alfalfa into the wild years before it
was initially deregulated in 2005 -- and the USDA was apparently
fully aware of this, but did nothing about it.
Big Food's 9 dirty secrets you should know about
(NaturalNews) Last year, Big Ag and the food industry in general
had successfully lobbied legislation in some states to prohibit
undercover photos and videos from being taken of factory farming
livestock scenarios and disallowed mainstream media outlets from
receiving and displaying those photos or videos. Fortunately,
the outcry from many different sources, including mainstream
Why Give Antibiotics When This Natural Supplement Works Just as
Dr. Becker - Holistic veterinarians and knowledgeable pet owners
have long understood the healing and health maintenance
properties of probiotics. However, the traditional veterinary
community has lagged far behind in accepting probiotics as a
beneficial treatment for a variety of gastrointestinal and other
Today in History - Wednesday - May 30, 2012
1783 - The first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by
Benjamin Towner called "The Pennsylvania Evening Post"
1814 - The First Treaty of Paris was declared, which returned France
to its 1792 borders.
1848 - W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
1854 - The U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.
1868 - Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the
1879 - William Vanderbilt renamed New York City's Gilmore’s Garden
to Madison Square Garden.
1883 - Twelve people were trampled to death in New York City in a
stampede when a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of
1889 - The brassiere was invented.
1896 - The first automobile accident occurred in New York City.
1912 - The U.S. Marines were sent to Nicaragua to protect American
1913 - The First Balkan War ended.
1921 - The U.S. Navy transferred the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the
Department of the Interior.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1943 - American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the
Japanese during World War II.
1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean
conflicts were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1967 - The state of Biafra seceded from Nigeria and Civil war
1971 - Mariner 9, the American deep space probe blasted off on a
journey to Mars.
1981 - In Chittagong, Bangladesh, President Ziaur Rahman was
1982 - Spain became the 16th NATO member. Spain was the first
country to enter the Western alliance since West Germany in 1955.
1983 - Peru's President Fernando Belaunde Terry declared a state of
emergency and suspended civil rights after bombings by leftist
1989 - The "Goddess of Democracy" statue (33 feet height) was
erected in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
1996 - Britain's Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson were
granted an uncontested decree ending their 10-year marriage.
1997 - Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, NJ, of raping
and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder
inspired "Megan's Law," requiring that communities be notified when
sex offenders move in.
1998 - A powerful earthquake hit northern Afghanistan killing up to
2003 - Peter Jennings was sworn in as a U.S. citizen.
Anger over Lagarde's tax-free salary
The Independent - The IMF chief Christine Lagarde was accused of
hypocrisy yesterday after it emerged that she pays no income tax – just
days after blaming the Greeks for causing their financial peril by
dodging their own bills. The managing director of the International
Monetary Fund is paid a salary of $467,940 (£298,675), automatically
increased every year according to inflation. On top of that she receives
an allowance of $83,760 – payable without "justification" – and
additional expenses for entertainment, making her total package worth
more than the amount received by US President Barack Obama according to
reports last night.
US troops imitate invasion of Iran with Arab allies
RT - Around 12,000 troops from more than 19 nations are wrapping up a
massive military training drill in the Middle East.... Speaking of a
drill assumed to be a mockup of a raid on Syria, Major General. Awni el-Edwan,
Chief of staff of the Jordanian Operations and Training Armed Forces,
says, “The exercise is not connected to any real world event,” reports
CNN. “This has nothing to do with Syria. We respect the sovereignty of
Syria. There is no tension between the Syrians and us. Our objectives
are clear.” Others, however, say that the intentions of the Eager Lion
2012 drills are obvious.
American Commandos On the Ground in North Korea?
Activist Post - In yet another effort of the United States to expand its
sphere of influence as well as possibly trigger a nuclear war, it has
been reported that American Special Forces commandos, alongside South
Korean Special Forces have been parachuting into North Korea under the
guise of gathering intelligence about the North’s underground military
Dead on arrival? Dutch Parliament kills ACTA before EU vote
RT - Lawmakers in Holland have voted to strike down the international
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), slammed by many as a free
speech and information access choker. Dutch MPs have also ruled the
government will never sign any such agreement.
UN Creates New, More Powerful Global Environmental Agency
Occupy Corporatism - The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) will be
promoted to “specialized agency” with a new title, UN Environment
Organization (UNEO). The UNEO will prop up the Sustainable Development
division of the UN. The same agency that disseminates Agenda 21 policies
to governments will be centralized into a global agency with powerful
Japan and China to start direct currency trading on Friday
Japan Today - Japan and China will start direct currency trading this
week, Tokyo said Tuesday, the first time Beijing has let a major unit
other than the dollar swap with the yuan. The move, which will scrap the
greenback as an intermediary unit, comes as China introduces measures as
part of a long-term goal of internationalizing its currency to rival the
Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive, successfully ban
bee-killing GM corn
(NaturalNews) A significant health freedom victory has taken place in
the European nation of Poland, where all plantings of Monsanto's MON810,
a genetically-modified (GM) variety of maize (corn) that produces its
own built-in Bt insecticide in every kernel, have been officially
banned. The decision comes after thousands of protesters recently took
to the streets in demonstration of the undeniable fact that both MON810
and the chemicals applied to it are at least partially responsible for
causing Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the worldwide phenomenon in
which entire swarms of honey bees disappear or turn up dead.
Obama opens door to Africa for Monsanto
(NaturalNews)Last week President Barack Obama announced a plan that puts
Monsanto, as well as other large argi-businesses, in charge of
increasing food supplies to malnourished regions in Africa. The Grow
Africa Partnership is a part of the Obama administration's plan to end
hunger in Africa. While $3 billion dollars in commitments have already
been secured by Monsanto and its peers, the local organic farmers in
Africa have largely been left out of the program.
VIDEO: Broadcast on Fukushima: “If anything happens, this is not just
about the end of Japan, probably start of the end of the world”
ENENews - Shin-ichi Sano, Author: The world had not choice but to pay
attention. People have said that we must gather expertises from around
the world in order to solve the current problem. Regarding Fukushima,
this has to happen, don’t you think? Indeed. As you say, there is no
time for silly arguments. If anything happens, this is not just about
the end of Japan, probably start of the end of the world. I would like
them to realize that we are in such crisis situation.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Talks About Obama’s “Kill List” -
‘Congress Should Do Something About It’
FOX News - On today’s Studio B, Judge Napolitano broke down the
New York Times’ release of President Obama’s so-called “kill
list.” He expressed discomfort at Obama’s newly revealed list of
alleged Al Qaeda suspects, saying, “Look, Thomas Jefferson and
James Madison would be turning in their graves if they thought
that the Constitution that they brought forth permitted the
president to become a killer.”
Congress Is Forcing The Army To Buy 33 Battle Tanks It Doesn't
Business Insider - The Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC) has
just approved its $631.4 billion version of a bill to authorize
the new defense budget. And the M1A1 Abrams — a main battle tank
made by General Dynamics — is on the shopping list.... the
Senate committee wants to authorize $91 million for 33 new M1
Abrams tanks. The House agrees. But the Army says it doesn't
have any use for them.
US reportedly plans to arm Italy’s drones
WSJ - The Obama administration plans to arm Italy's fleet of
Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales
of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other allies,
according to lawmakers and others familiar with the matter. The
sale would make Italy the first foreign country besides Britain
to fly U.S. drones armed with missiles and laser-guided bombs.
U.S. officials said Italy intends initially to deploy the armed
drones in Afghanistan.
17-Year-Old Girl Included On Obama’s Secret ‘Kill List’
Paul Joseph Watson - President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional
secret ‘kill list’ includes a 17-year-old girl along with
several American citizens, according to a New York Times
report.... “In the USA, it is illegal to impose executions on
people under 18, something that most Democrats would support, I
suppose. Yet, their vaunted president, Barack Obama, has
declared that a 17-year-old girl is to be gunned down if
American spies can find her,”
writes Bill Anderson.
20 Signs That Society Is Breaking Down And That America Has Been
Overrun By Psychos
American Dream - In order for a society to function
successfully, people need to be able to trust one another.
Unfortunately, we are rapidly getting to the point where it is
very difficult to trust anyone and society is breaking down.
Just think about it. Do you trust most politicians? Do you trust
most lawyers? Do you trust most bankers? Do you trust the
police? As you will read about below, even doctors are going
absolutely bonkers these days. So if the “upper crust” of
society cannot even be trusted, then what about everyone else?
VIDEO: Pro-life group’s hidden camera footage shows complicity
in ‘sex-selective’ abortions
Daily Caller - “In this video, what is astounding is that
Rebecca, the Planned Parenthood counselor, starts arranging with
the actor about how to get a late-term abortion,” Rose said. “To
wait until her pregnancy is so developed that — and using
Medicaid for this, using the state to pay for the ultrasound to
determine the gender, and then to do a late term abortion if it
was a little girl.”
VIDEO: Ben Swann: Mitt Romney Did Not Win The Nomination
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at whether Mitt Romney has
won the Republican nomination with his primary win in Texas.
Ron Paul Still On Top In Military Donations
Liberty Crier - For Ron Paul’s strict adherence to the
Constitution, his non-interventionist foreign policy and for the
fact that he is the only veteran running for president, veterans
have overwhelmingly supported Ron Paul’s candidacy during the
past year. See the graphic....
Texas Primary Results
Washington State Convention - May 30-June 2 - Open Thread
Daily Paul - The Washington state convention convenes tomorrow
and adjourns on Friday. 40 delegates are being elected, 30 by
congressional district and 10 at-large. Make sure you attend if
you are a delegate or alternate, you may be seated!
VIDEO: Reality Check: Republican Party Winning The Battle But
Losing The War?
FOX19 - With the Texas primary now behind us, many reports from
across the media landscape are announcing that Mitt Romney has
secured the Republican nomination. But is that entirely true? If
it is, why is the Republican leadership imploding in a number of
YouTube: Hey Banksters: We Are Fully Awake
Memorial Day 2012: To the International Banksters, We the people
know your crimes. We mourn the fallen heroes you took from us
through your contrived wars. But we celebrate the heroes who are
still with us. Heroes like Dr. Ron Paul who have the courage to
stand against you. And like Dr. Paul, we the people stand
against you - We stand for Liberty. We are fully awake. Voice
Over: Mike Rivero.
Follow The Money Trail: An Analysis Of The Top Donors For Each
From the Trenches - A Short Analysis of the Top Donors for each
Presidential Candidate. NOTE: These are individual donors, and
don’t include super-PACS. When you make a political donation,
you have to state what company you work for, and that is how
this is compiled. These are not the companies themselves
donating, but the individuals who work for those companies.
VIDEO: President Romney, Secretary of State Lieberman and War
Kurt Nimmo - Obama or Romney? Both will attack Iran after the
election. “The world is not safe,” Romney told veterans in San
Diego. He said “social needs” must be sacrificed on the altar of
war and never ending military spending. It is the duty of
Americans “to commit to preserve America as the strongest
military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power
anywhere in the world.
It's none of the government's business!
WND - The use of nosy questionnaires by the public schools has
been a bone of contention between schools and parents for years,
but New Jersey recently came up with a question that has parents
up in arms. Third-graders were asked on a standardized test to
reveal a secret about their lives and explain why it is hard to
keep.... It’s not just school kids who are the victims of nosy
questionnaires. The U.S. government has zeroed in on 250,000
Americans and demanded that they answer nearly a hundred nosy
questions about their living and work arrangements and habits.
This is called the American Community Survey questionnaire, and
the cover letter states ominously, “You are required by U.S. law
to respond to this survey.” Here are some of the questions...
Teardrops Of Blood
Title song from:
"Homeless In America".
Meet Bill: The 91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge
ThinkProgress - Three weeks ago, Bill received a letter from
Broward County Florida stating “[Y]ou are not a U.S. Citizen”
and therefore, ineligible to vote. He was given the option of
requesting “a hearing with the Supervisor of Elections, for the
purpose of providing proof that you are a United States
citizens” or forfeit his right to vote. This decorated World War
II veteran is just one of hundreds of fully eligible U.S.
citizens being targeted by Governor Scott’s massive voter purge
just prior to this year’s election, according to data obtained
from Florida election officials by ThinkProgress.
Fukushima, Washington Hides ‘Black Swan’ of Economic Collapse
Beacon Equity - Due to increasing reports of nuclear
contamination found in pollen across the U.S. West Coast, babies
with elevated becquerel levels of nearly 10 times normal
(presumably from mother’s milk), and a statistically unusual
number of children with flu-like symptoms who won’t respond to
conventional medical protocol, the truth about Fukushima could
easily break out into a national panic significant enough to
trigger an economic collapse of the U.S. economy and dollar,
according to [Nuked Radio host Christina] Consolo.
YouTube: Churches rush in to fill food stamp gap!
Published on May 29, 2012 by WRHappened. The food stamp money
does not last all the way through the month. So children go to
school hungry! Here is how two churches here in Hawaii are
trying to bridge the gap.
3 Years After Taxpayer Bailout, Bank of America Ships Jobs
Mother Jones - Bank of America, which last fall announced plans
to lay off 30,000 workers, is about to go on a hiring
spree—overseas. America's second-largest bank is relocating its
business-support operations to the Philippines, according to a
high-ranking Filipino government official recently quoted in the
Filipino press. The move, which includes a portion of the bank's
customer service unit, comes less than three years after Bank of
America received a $45 billion federal bailout.
City law freezes foreclosures in Washington DC
housingwire.com - The Washington, D.C. foreclosure system
remains frozen 18 months after the city council passed a law
that made it possible to void a future filing.... In D.C.,
[Ricardo] Lasso [a real estate attorney] said the way the
ordinance is written, homeowners could void a foreclosure based
on even the slightest errors. "One of the most amazing things is
you can void the foreclosure if the notice is mailed using the
wrong envelope. They have a required type of envelope. If you
don't use the right color, that is enough ground to make the
foreclosure voidable," Lasso said. "That's just an example."
Factory Farms Produce 100 Times More Waste than U.S. Population
Activist Post - If you thought you were a major contributor to
pollution, just wait until you hear this. Factory farms produce
100 times more waste than every single person in the United
States combined. The amount of waste produced by these factories
is in such mass quantities that it is virtually impossible to
clean up properly. Much of this waste is dumped into the water
supply, drastically increasing overall water pollution as well
as contributing to the pollution found in drinking water.
Groundwater Depletion Threatens Food Security in California,
AUSTIN, Texas — The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to
rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture,
according to a new study by researchers at The University of
Texas at Austin and elsewhere.
Bilderberg’s Syngenta Settles After Contaminating U.S. Water
Aaron Dykes The Swiss-based GMO company Syngenta settled a class
action lawsuit for some $105 million over the dangers posed by
its gender-bending herbicide Atrazine. Water utilities in the
U.S. Midwest sued over alleged contamination resulting from
Syngenta’s weed killer Atrazine, which leaked into systems and
potentially affected the drinking supply of some 52 million
Americans in more than 2,000 water districts, according to the
Wall Street Journal.... Competitor to Monsanto, Syngenta’s CEO
Martin Taylor (and former Barclays Bank CEO) is a frequently and
typically annual attendee at Bilderberg conferences.
Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US
Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried
radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled
nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles
away -- the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to
carry radioactivity such a distance. "We were frankly kind of
startled," said Nicholas Fisher, one of the researchers
reporting the findings online Monday in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences. The levels of radioactive cesium
were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the
California coast in previous years.
Black tea lowers deadly triglyceride levels by forty percent to
slash heart disease risk
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the US and Scotland have released
the details of a study published in the journal Preventive
Medicine that shows consumption of three cups of black tea daily
can lower dangerous blood fat triglycerides by 36% and the
predictive LDL to HDL cholesterol ratio by 17 percent,
significantly improving cardiovascular health. The study authors
noted "Moderate intake of black tea improves the levels of
independent risk factors of cardiovascular disease and
antioxidant defenses in plasma."
FDA tests Adya Clarity, confirms high level of aluminum,
multiple label violations
(NaturalNews) NaturalNews has once again confirmed that the US
Food and Drug Administration is, indeed, investigating Adya,
Inc. The FDA even directed its Detroit office to obtain a sample
of the Adya Clarity product which was then sent to its Seattle
laboratory to undergo lab tests and a label review. We can now
reveal that the FDA confirmed the high aluminum content in Adya
Clarity and has concluded that Adya Clarity has numerous label
violations that have already attracted regulatory attention at
4 Natural Liver Cleansing Foods
Natural Society - Often assaulted with toxic substances like
high-fructose corn syrup, which can ‘overburden’ the liver and
subsequently lead to complications, it is very likely that your
liver has experienced at least some degree of damage due to
dietary and environmental factors. In fact, the only way to
avoid the buildup of toxins in the liver would be to eat a
nearly perfect diet free of additives, fillers, modified
ingredients, or chemicals — virtually the opposite of the
average American diet, which critically lacks any liver
cleansing foods. Thankfully, it is very possible to repair your
liver naturally and help release excessive toxin buildup through
the power of healing foods.
Turmeric Among Natural Cures for Sinus Infection
Natural Society - According to CDC statistics, it is estimated
that 29.8 million adults suffered from sinus infection, or
sinusitis in 2010. This infection of the sinuses causes
individuals to experience trouble breathing, and can often be
painful. Luckily, there are a number of natural cures for sinus
infection, with turmeric being one of them. Turmeric is an
amazing spice widely used for it’s medicinal and healing
properties, and has been shown to treat an array of health
conditions thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and
Media Continues Skin Cancer Scare by Vilifying Natural Sunlight,
Activist Post - What is one of the biggest threats to health
today according to the mainstream media? It’s not the fact that
mercury is present in a wide majority of the processed food
supply, or even the fact that excessive amounts of radioactive
waste is now admitted to have heavily contaminated the Pacific
Ocean. No, the number one villain according to the mainstream
media is natural sunlight — the very same sunlight that
generates vitamin D upon coming into contact with your skin.
Vitamin D 'may help slow ageing'.
Before vaccinating your children, demand your doctor sign this
(NaturalNews) Building upon an earlier template originally
developed by Ken Anderson from MakeMeYounger.com,
PreventDisease.com has come up with an ingenious waiver form
called the Physician's Warranty of Vaccine Safety that every
parent needs to read and consider before even thinking about
vaccinating a child. If vaccines are abundantly safe for young
children, as we are all repeatedly told, then no doctor should
have a problem signing a Physician's Warranty of Vaccine Safety
declaring a number of things to be true, or not true, about
The Health Benefits of Strawberries
Natural Society - For starters, strawberries are quite rich in
fiber. Fiber enables digestion to work properly, which is
essential for proper immune function. After all, your gut health
has been repeatedly linked to everything from obesity to mental
illness. In addition, fiber can also reduce overeating and lead
to healthy fat loss. In addition, strawberries contain
beneficial chemicals known as phenols. These phenols have a
variety of effects on the body, including their ability to
induce the production of antioxidants in the body.
The superfood power of goji berries
(NaturalNews) Goji berries have all 18 amino acids as well as
mega doses of vitamin A (beta carotene), B1, B2, B6 and vitamin
E. Goji berries contain more vitamin C by weight than any other
food on Earth. Goji berries also contain more iron than spinach
as well as 21 other key trace minerals. Goji's are extremely
rich in the unique phytonutrient anti-oxidants lutein and
zeaxanthin, which are some of the most important nutrients for
healthy eyes and nervous system.
Security backdoor found in China-made US military chip
Information Age - A microchip used by the US military and
manufactured in China contains a secret “backdoor” that means it
can be shut off or reprogrammed without the user knowing,
according to researchers at Cambridge University’s Computing
YouTube: CyberTerrrorism Fear Mongering Eroding Online Privacy
RT -The looming threat of cyberterrorism is being ramped up by
the day-from government officials to mainstream media
pundits-who say that cyberterror will soon outweigh terrorism as
the number one security threat facing the United States.
Google now gets 250k copyright takedown requests EACH WEEK
The Register - Google's updated Transparency Report said that
Microsoft is responsible for issuing the largest number of
takedown requests from a single organization. It asked for
543,378 individual links to be removed from Google's search
results in the past month and nearly two million in the past
year. The British Recorded Music Industry (BPI), which
represents many major recording companies, made 190,621 last
month and 923,880 in total over the past year.
Today in History - Tuesday - May 29, 2012
1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony.
1790 - Rhode Island became the last of the original thirteen
colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1827 - The first nautical school opened in Nantucket, MA, under the
name Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin’s Lancasterian School.
1848 - Wisconsin became the 30th state to join the United States.
1849 - A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln.
1910 - An airplane raced a train from Albany, NY, to New York City.
The airplane pilot Glenn Curtiss won the $10,000 prize.
1911 - The first running of the Indianapolis 500 took place.
1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis
Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot
while on the job.
1916 - The official flag of the president of the United States was
1916 - U.S. forces invaded Dominican Republic and remained until
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was a
sport, not subject to antitrust laws.
1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, DC. to
demand cash bonuses they were not scheduled to receive for another
1951 - C.F. Blair became the first man to fly over the North Pole in
single engine plane.
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to
reach the top of Mount Everest.
1962 - Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major
league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.
1973 - Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon agreed to turn over 1,200 pages of
edited Watergate transcripts.
1981 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
1986 - Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William
McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were being diverted
to the Contras.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet
Union in Moscow.
1988 - NBC aired "To Heal A Nation," the story of Jan Scruggs'
effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1990 - Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic
by the Russian parliament.
1995 - The last 3 bodies were recovered from the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the
International Space Station.
2000 - Fiji's military took control of the nation and declared
martial law following a coup attempt by indigenous Fijians in
2001 - In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted
of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. The crimes included the
1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224
2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey
Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Joins US-Euro-Israeli Chorus for War in Syria
Activist Post - One would expect allegedly "outspoken" critics of the US
and Israel to represent the antithesis of any joint US-Israeli foreign
policy, especially when it involves mass-murdering large numbers of
fellow Arabs to expand Western hegemony across the Middle East. Yet the
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has done the exact opposite, after a long
campaign of feigned anti-American, anti-Israel propaganda during the
Egyptian presidential run-up, the Muslim Brotherhood has joined US,
European, and Israeli calls for an "international" intervention in
Hundreds Die as US-Backed Yemen Offensive Escalates
antiwar.com - The fighting in the Abyan Province continues to escalate
over the weekend, with Yemen’s military claiming “at least 62 militants”
killed on Saturday alone, bringing the week-long toll to several
hundred. Everyone slain has been officially labeled “al-Qaeda” by
Yemen’s Defense Ministry, though in many cases they have been bombarding
densely populated areas.
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers
Wired - A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly
found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part
of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation. The
malware, discovered by Russia-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, is an
espionage toolkit that has been infecting targeted systems in Iran,
Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, the Israeli Occupied Territories and other
countries in the Middle East and North Africa for at least two years.
18,000 years in jail: Turkish court charges Israeli officers over Gaza
RT - A Turkish judicial panel has unanimously approved demands for a
sentence of combined 18,000 years behind bars for IDF ex-chief of staff
and other officials responsible for the murders of activists on the Mavi
Marmara cruise ship in 2010. The Istanbul court has formally pressed
charges against four senior officers of the Israeli Defense Forces who
commanded the operation against the Gaza flotilla two years ago. Nine
passengers of a Turkish ship were killed as they tried to bring aid to
Gaza, the subject of an Israeli military blockade.
'Black Out, Speak Out:' Canadian internet campaign targets
RT - A sweeping omnibus bill introduced last month to the Canadian
parliament has been harshly condemned as “undemocratic.” Over 13,000
websites across Canada are planning to protest with a June 4 blackout to
highlight their cause. Bill C-38 – otherwise known as the “Jobs, Growth
and Long-Term Prosperity Act” – is a 425-page document that has been
described by critics as “a statutory juggernaut.” What was submitted as
a budget bill to the Canadian House of Commons will introduce, amend or
repeal nearly 70 federal laws.
Powerful earthquake strikes Italy
RT - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Italy 51 kilometers
north-east of the city of Parma at a depth of 9.6 kilometers. Twitter
reports say the quake was felt throughout the north and buildings and
schools have been evacuated. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed in the
initial quake which was followed by several aftershocks.
BBC Caught In Syria Massacre Propaganda Hoax
Paul Joseph Watson - The British media has been caught yet again with
its pants down in the effort to sell a NATO-led attack on Syria, with
the revelation that BBC News used a years-old photo of dead Iraqi
children to depict victims of an alleged government assault on the town
of Houla.... The caption used by the BBC to describe the image stated
that the picture was provided by an activist and “believed to show the
bodies of children in Houla awaiting burial”. After the “mistake” was
exposed, the BBC changed their original article but did not issue a
VIDEO: Panetta Says U.S. Now Ready to Attack Iran
Kurt Nimmo - On Sunday U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the
United States is “ready from a military perspective’’ to attack Iran
under the guise of preventing it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Panetta’s comments arrive after the U.S. and members of the United
Nations Security Council held talks in Baghdad on Iran’s supposed
nuclear threat. “I think it was a complete failure, in terms of
content,” an Iranian diplomat told McClatchy on Friday. “The more they
talk, the worse it gets.”
Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear Over Plant in Japan
NY Times - The worries picked up new traction in recent days after the
operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, said it
had found a slight bulge in one of the walls of the reactor building,
stoking fears over the building’s safety. To try to quell such worries,
the government sent the environment and nuclear minister to the plant on
Saturday, where he climbed a makeshift staircase in protective garb to
look at the structure supporting the pool, which he said appeared sound.
RFID Locator Chips Embedded In School Uniforms Keep Track Of Students In
Huffington Post - Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city
are using uniforms embedded with locator chips that help alert parents
if they're cutting classes, the city's education secretary said
Thursday. Twenty thousand students in 25 of Vitoria da Conquista's 213
public schools started using T-shirts with chips earlier this week,
secretary Coriolano Moraes said by telephone. By 2013, all of the city's
43,000 public school students, aged 4 to 14, will be using the
chip-embedded T-shirts, he added.
Sinister truth about Google spies: Street View cars stole information
from British households but executives 'covered it up' for years
Daily Mail - They downloaded emails, text messages, photographs and
documents from wi-fi networks as they photographed virtually every
British road. It is two years since Google first admitted stealing
fragments of personal data, but claimed it was a ‘mistake’. Now the full
scale of its activities has emerged amid accusations of a cover-up after
US regulators found a senior manager was warned as early as 2007 that
the information was being captured as its cars trawled the country but
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Where’s the lawman to run Obama out of town?
WND - The U.K.’s Lord Christopher Monckton, known
internationally for his climate-change skepticism, is calling on
those still skeptical about Barack Obama’s eligibility to be
president to put their money where their mouth is and back
Arpaio’s ongoing Cold Case Posse investigation into the current
occupant of the Oval Office.
Chicago police want their money for working during NATO Summit
RT - The Fraternal Order of Police has now filed a grievance
against the city’s management because Chicago administrators
show no sign of compensating police officers on duty during the
demonstration with overtime, despite some cops working a week
straight on the clock.
Senate panel backs $631 billion in defense spending
Reuters - The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a defense
policy bill that would authorize a base Pentagon budget of
$525.8 billion along with $88.2 billion for the Afghanistan war
and other overseas operations. The panel also authorized $17.3
billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons programs. The
measure - the National Defense Authorization Act - is expected
to go to the full Senate in June at the earliest. After passage
there, it would have to be reconciled with the version approved
last week by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives
before going to Obama for his signature. Related article:
The Disturbing, Ludicrous Legislation...
United States Continuing to Overspend on Police, Despite
Decreasing Crime Rates
Justice Policy Institute - Rethinking the Blues: How we police
in the U.S. and at what cost, highlights the negative effects of
over-policing by detailing how law enforcement efforts
contribute to a criminal justice system that disconnects people
from their communities, fills prisons and jails, and costs
taxpayers billions. The report also highlights both alternatives
to improve public safety and examples of effective community
VIDEO: Bilderberg 2012: Itinerary and Radio Appearances
Intel Hub - The Intel Hub will be providing LIVE updates and
streaming video footage on our U-Stream channel, as well as
uploading content fresh to YouTube and providing real-time
updates on theintelhub.com’s main page and the Bilderberg 2012
ATF to accept public comments prior to outlawing shotguns
Greeley Gazette - The ATF completed a study regarding the
importability of certain shotguns. The basis for a possible ban
is based on a loosely defined “Sporting Purpose” test. Using the
vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic
shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a
magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds.
Other characteristics determined to be “military” by the ATF can
also be used as a basis for a ban.... The ATF is currently
allowing public comments on the study until the end of the
month. Those wishing to express concerns about the study can
send an email to
U.S. steps up deportation efforts for criminal immigrants
LA Times - Immigration and Customs Enforcement increases the
number of agents responsible for finding and deporting illegal
immigrants with criminal records. Critics, including some within
the agency, denounce the push as a political stunt.
Catholic Priest Removed Over Sex Abuse Allegations is Now a TSA
Intel Hub - Harkins now supervises the security checkpoint
between Terminals D and E in Philadelphia International
Airport.... CBS 3 of Philadelphia’s so-called “I-Team” has
uncovered that Harkins – who now holds what they call “a
sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport” –
was a Catholic priest at churches in South New Jersey until
2002. The Diocese of Camden removed him from the position after
they determined that he sexually abused two young girls and a
new lawsuit filed by a third woman alleges that she was also
victimized by Harkins.
Win South Dakota Ron Paul Moneybomb
On June 5th, 2012, registered Republicans in South Dakota will
vote in the Republican presidential primary. Recently, the
official Ron Paul campaign announced it will fully channel its
financial resources and staff to delegate and convention
operations instead of upcoming primary states, like South
Dakota. Consequently, it's up to grassroots supporters of Dr.
Paul and his message, to carry the torch and deliver a strong
showing on June 5th.
446 delegates at stake in 1 week
Daily Paul - We can take the state conventions on June 2nd if we
are organized.... On June 5th we need the focus to be on
delegates! We need poll volunteers to blanket the states.
FREE Candidate Comparison Sheet Handout "Honest Ron" Paul vs
YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk
Ron Paul's weekly update May 28, 2012: The Egregious Ex-Patriot
Act Has No Place in a Free Society.
Poll: 93% Have A Favorable Opinion Of Ron Paul
Political - The mainstream media continue to discount Ron Paul
as a factor in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination, even
though he and his supporters could become contenders when the
convention meets in August. Based on our poll results, 93% of
voters (comprised of high percentages of Democrats, Republicans
and Independents) believe he is qualified to serve as the next
president. Additionally, 79% think he made the right decision to
join the race for the Republican nomination.
Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama (?)
U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting
mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for
president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a
four-percentage-point edge. NOTE: They purposely left out Ron
YouTube: Ron Paul Versus Multiple Mitt Romney
YouTube: Lawyers Have Confirmed What We Knew The Whole Time! All
Delegates Are Unbound!
Published on May 25, 2012 by Mat Larson.
YouTube: Ron Paul – Ignore, Laugh, Fight, Winning 2012
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight
you , then you win”. First they black you out (Fox News), then
they humiliate you (Mox News), then they fight you (Everyone),
then you win (Ron Paul).
YouTube: Remember: An alternative view of Memorial Day
War machine smoke: Nearly half new US vets seek disability
RT - More US soldiers than ever are surviving oversees
deployments, but the injuries sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq
mean 45 per cent of the new vets are seeking disability
benefits. In the long run the compensation may cost Americans up
to $1 trillion. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced
some 1.6 million veterans – 720,000 of them (45 per cent) are
now seeking service-related compensation. Each one of them
claims an average of eight to nine ailments.
US veterans face financial ruin waiting for benefits from
(NaturalNews) We depend on them to protect our country, our
lives, our freedom, our way of life. So why does our government
continue to shortchange our veterans by chronically underfunding
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), especially at a time
when our vets need the VA the most?
New shelter helps rising number of homeless female veterans
Washington Post - Officially, homeless female veterans number
3,328, a figure that doubled from 2006 to 2010, according to an
estimate from the Government Accountability Office. The GAO says
the data are incomplete and that the number is probably higher.
Many of these homeless women are mothers, middle-aged or
suffering from a disability.
Veteran Soldiers Become Novice Farmers
organicgardening.com - Soldiers returning from overseas to the
economic stalemate at home are finding solace and jobs on farms
across the country, thanks to the nonprofit
Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC).... More than 130 veterans
and active-duty service members have contacted the coalition,
and about 30 are already on farms or in the process of starting
their own farms.
CA CAFR shows $600 billion tax surplus, 1% criminals cover-up,
Washington's Blog - Clint Richardson details California’s
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to reveal $577
billion in Californian taxpayers’ investments. This public
evidence makes Governor Brown’s claim of a ~$16 billion budget
deficit with no option than “austerity” a criminal lie of
omission. This is similar if the governor claimed the public
checking account didn’t have enough money for our children’s
schools while he covered-up a savings account with over 30 times
the claimed shortage.
Google Trends: Fear Of Bank Runs Hits All Time High For
Paul Joseph Watson - According to the latest figures out of
Google Trends, Americans have been searching for the term “bank
run” in record numbers in recent days, outstripping the level of
concern displayed following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in
2008.... Financial experts have predicted that the failure of
300-500 U.S. banks would absorb all of the FDIC’s insurance
funds. This is why there is a genuine fear that the FDIC is
completely incapable of containing a run on the banks.
Many hospitals, doctors offer cash discount for medical bills
LA Times - ‘The lowest price is usually available only if
patients don’t use their health insurance. In one case, blood
tests that cost an insured patient $415 would have been $95 in
cash.’ A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a
CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But
because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California,
her share was much less: $2,336.... If she hadn't used her
insurance, her bill would have been even lower, just $1,054.
CNN: All 15 bluefin tuna samples off California had Fukushima
ENENews - Tissue samples taken from 15 bluefin caught in August,
five months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, all
contained reactor byproducts cesium-134 and cesium-137 at levels
that produced radiation about 3% higher than natural background
sources... "There were fish born around the time of the
accident, and those are the ones showing up in California right
now," he said. "Those have been, for the most part, swimming
around in those contaminated waters their whole lives."
Scientists Recommend Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs to Treat
Activist Post - Scientists are claiming that according to their
extensive research, which consisted of analyzing thousands of
different drugs to determine if they possessed anti-cancer
effects, it is Thiroridazine -- a “last resort” drug for
schizophrenics -- that is now purported to kill cancer stem
cells. Thioridazine is expected to be used to select and
eradicate cancer stem cells that are found in leukemia and
several other cancers such as breast, blood, brain, prostate,
ovarian, lung and gastrointestinal.
McDonald’s Rejects Anti-Obesity Campaign, ‘Proud’ of
Activist Post - After shareholders proposed altering the
McDonald’s menu to help cut down on climbing obesity rates,
particularly childhood obesity rates, it was quickly rejected by
both the corporate board and retiring Chief Executive Jim
10 common weeds that can heal you
thereadystore.com - This is a great graphic on how weeds – found
in your own yard – can be used to help heal sicknesses, burns,
sores and other ailments.
Eating Aluminum: Is It As Safe As Our Regulators Say?
GreenMedInfo - While there is no known physiologic need or
positive biological role for aluminum in the human body, the FDA
is perfectly content with the population it is charged with
protecting eating it as a "food grade" additive. Technically,
there are 8 forms of aluminum the government considers benign
enough to receive GRAS, or Generally Recognized As Safe, status
- a designation which basically exempts the substance from
adequate safety testing.... Thankfully, when absolute avoidance
is not possible, there are a few natural substances that have
been demonstrated to have protective effects against aluminum
Five things you can do to guard against Alzheimers
(NaturalNews) A study led by Dr. Patricia Boyle of Rush
University Center in Chicago has concluded that people with
greater life purpose maintained cognitive ability better than
those who weren't leading a purposeful life.
Stoned To Death: Calcium Supplements Proven To Kill
GreenMedInfo - New research published this week in the journal
Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on
calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the
British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27%
increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of
elemental calcium a day.... The reality is that the habit of
consuming inorganic, elemental calcium simply does not make
Here's why kale is called the 'beef' of a plant-based diet
(NaturalNews) While there's no official definition of the term
superfood, the generally implied idea is a fruit or vegetable
that is particularly nutritious and beneficial to your overall
health and wellness, with high phytonutrient content. By that
definition, kale should have a spot in the top ten. If you want
to be healthy, there's no avoiding the leafy green vegetables,
and kale is one of the most nourishing. It is a good source of
calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, iron, folic
acid, amino acids, antioxidant flavonoids, and lutein. It is
easy to prepare, versatile, and delicious....
7 GMO Products I Bet You Are Still Using
alittlebitofgreen.com - Since corn is one of the top 5 GM crops
keeping her safe naturally keeps us away from a lot of GM food
and products. What’s scary is the weird and unexpected places
that have corn.
Is your couch giving you cancer?
(NaturalNews) You may not be aware of it, but hidden in your
clothing, furniture and even electronics are toxic flame
retardant chemicals that are increasingly being linked to
neurological damage, endocrine disruption and cancer. And in a
fascinating investigative series, Chicago Tribune reporters
uncover the dirty secrets behind why these toxic chemicals
continue to be used in consumer products -- despite their
extreme toxicity -- and what you can do to help avoid them....
You can view the full report here.
Announcing the Morgellons Research Study
Activist Post Forum - Carnicom Institute is embarking on a first
of its kind study of the Morgellons condition. Through the
systematic collection of physiological data, this study aims to
identify measurable characteristics of this illness. Carnicom
Institute is currently seeking individuals who are willing to
participate in this study. Those participating in the study will
be the source of the data that is needed for our research.
House to Consider Handing Over Internet Regulation to United
Kurt Nimmo - China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members
are backing a proposal to hand over regulation of the internet
to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The
House of Representatives will vote on the measure this week. It
is reported that the legislation faces an uphill battle. The
proposal would give the United Nations control over
cybersecurity, data privacy, technical standards and the web
Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't
want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork',
'cloud' and 'Mexico')
Daily Mail - The Department of Homeland Security has been forced
to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor
social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist
or other threats against the U.S.... Released under a freedom of
information request, the information sheds new light on how
government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet
searching for domestic and external threats.
TV Networks Say You're Breaking The Law When You Skip
EFF - Television networks are having a busy month trying to
stamp out new TV-watching technology, including telling a court
that skipping a commercial while watching a recorded show is
illegal. Yesterday, Fox, NBC, and CBS all sued Dish Network over
its digital video recorder with automatic commercial-skipping.
The same networks, plus ABC, Univision, and PBS, are gearing up
for a May 30 hearing in their cases against Aereo, a New York
startup bringing local broadcast TV to the Internet.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Ten reasons dehydration is a great tool to preserve and store
(NaturalNews) There are three basic ways to preserve food for
the winter or even for a 'rainy day' - freezing, canning, and
dehydrating. There are great benefits to each, but for someone
wishing to really boost their preparedness, dehydration is hard
ACTION ALERT: Bees are still dying. Urge Congress to step up!
Beyond Pesticides - We joined beekeepers and partners in filing
a legal petition that calls on EPA to suspend registration the
bee-killing pesticide clothianidin. Tell Congress to act!
VIDEO: If Your Dog is Coughing or Gagging, This Could Be Why
Dr. Becker - Ordinarily, occasional coughing and gagging sounds
aren't of grave concern. But if your dog's trachea is
collapsing, quick action is required.
Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
Global Research TV - From the award-winning documentary,
"Playing For Change: Peace Through Music", comes the first of
many "songs around the world" being released independently.
Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians
around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled
Today in History - Monday - May 28, 2012
1774 - The First Continental Congress convened in Virginia.
1805 - Napoleon was crowned in Milan, Italy.
1863 - The first black regiment left Boston to fight in the U.S.
1926 - Portuguese General da Costa took over in a coup.
1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to
Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to
1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a button in
Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the
newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.
1940 - During World War II, Belgium surrendered to Germany.
1961 - Amnesty International, a human rights organization, was
1976 - The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was signed, limiting
any nuclear explosion - regardless of its purpose - to a yield of
1985 - David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital
in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers. Freed 17
1987 - Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a
private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air
defenses. He was released August 3, 1988.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton's former business partners in the
Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud.
1998 - Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts. The
U.S., Japan and other nations imposed economic sanctions. Pakistani
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said "Today, we have settled the score
1998 - Dr. Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside of our solar
system with the use of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
1999 - In Milan, Italy, Leonardo de Vinci's "The Last Supper" was
put back on display after 22 years of restoration work.
2002 - Russia became a limited partner in NATO with the creation of
the NATO-Russia Council.
In Honor Of Memorial Day, The Power Hour Will Be Closed Monday,
May 28, 2012. News will resume as normal on Tuesday.
Memorial Day offers us a special opportunity to
spend time remembering loved ones no longer with us....
Today in History - Friday - May 25, 2012
1787 - The Constitutional convention opened in Philadelphia with George
1844 - The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry.
1844 - The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent from Washington, DC, to
Baltimore, MD, appeared in the Baltimore "Patriot."
1911 - President of Mexico, Porfolio Diaz, resigned his office.
1925 - John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian theory in
1927 - Ford Motor Company announced that the Model A would replace the
1946 - Jordan gained independence from Britain.
1953 - In Nevada, the first atomic cannon was fired.
1961 - America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy to work toward
putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
1963 - The Organization of African Unity was founded, in Addis Ababa,
1968 - The Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion
Memorial in St. Louis, MO, was dedicated.
1970 - Boeing Computer Services was founded.
1977 - An opinion piece by Vietnam verteran Jan Scruggs appeared in "The
Washington Post." The article called for a national memorial to "remind
an ungrateful nation of what it has done to its sons" that had served in
the Vietnam War.
1979 - An American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago's
O'Hare International Airport. 275 people were killed.
1985 - Bangladesh was hit with a hurricane and tidal wave that killed
more than 11,000 people.
1986 - Approximately 7 million Americans participated in "Hands Across
1997 - In Sierra Leone a military coup overthrew the popularly elected
President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. He was replaced with Major Johnny Paul
1997 - U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond became the longest-serving senator in
U.S. history (41 years and 10 months).
1997 - Poland adopted a constitution that removed all traces of
1999 - A report by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on
U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the
People's Republic of China concluded that China had "stolen design
information on the U.S. most-advanced thermonuclear weapons" and that
China's penetration of U.S. weapons laboratories "spans at least the
past several decades and almost certainly continues today."
2001 - Erik Weihenmeyer, 32, of Golder, CO, became the first blind
climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2001 - Sherman Bull, 64, of New Canaan, CT, became the oldest climber to
reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2006 - In Houston, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey
Skilling were convicted of conspiracy and fraud for the downfall of
2008 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landed in the arctic plains of Mars.
2009 - North Korea announced that it had conducted a second successful
nuclear test in the province of North Hamgyong. The United Nations
Security Council condemned the reported test.
West African growth forecast slips on new crises: IMF
Reuters- A robust growth forecast for the West African Economic and
Monetary Union will likely be dampened by new political turmoil in the
region despite a post-war revival in Ivory Coast, a top International
Monetary Fund official said on Thursday.
Israel takes back promise to Obama not to attack Iran before the
RT - The Debka news agency quotes sources from America’s capital that
say Israel has withdrawn its earlier promise to avoid striking Iran
before the upcoming US presidential election this fall. The reason,
reports Debka, heavily revolves around President Obama’s refusal to side
with Israel’s demands in dealing with the rumored emerging threat of a
nuclear program in Iran.
No money for you! US punishes Pakistan for sentencing doctor who helped
catch bin Laden
RT - A day after Pakistan sentenced a doctor who helped catch Osama bin
Laden to 33 years in prison, the US Senate retaliated – by docking $1
million for every year of the sentence from their Pakistan aid budget.
The Senate Appropriations Committee already decided to slash the
assistance budget to its oft-unreliable ally by 58% from last year, when
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham proposed a symbolic and costly
Undercover US agents brought down our new Superjet: Russia’s
extraordinary claim about crash which killed 45
Daily Mail - Spy sources in Moscow today made the astonishing claim that
a US undercover operation may have sabotaged a new Russian Superjet
plane that crashed in Indonesia two weeks ago. The aircraft was on a
demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it slammed
into a mountain killing all 45 passengers and crew. 'We are
investigating the theory that it was industrial sabotage,' a GRU
military intelligence source said.
South Korea Warns North Korea of ‘Grave Consequences’ if North Tests
Korea Herald - South Korea on Thursday warned North Korea of "grave
consequences" and new international sanctions if the North goes ahead
with a nuclear test, with Seoul officials assuming that Pyongyang is
technically ready to conduct a third nuclear test.
“5 Day Bank Holiday” To Prepare For Collapse of Euro
Paul Joseph Watson - In an article for the Financial Times entitled, We
must break up the failing euro, former Bilderberg attendee Sir Martin
Jacomb concedes that all efforts to rescue the euro have been in vain,
calling for “all 17 members to decide at once to revert to national
currencies.”... Jacomb, former chairman of Canary Wharf Group, argues
that a “five day bank holiday” should be imposed to allow financial
markets to absorb the shock of the collapse of the euro.
VIDEO: UN Says Radiation Levels are Safe, Despite Empirical Data on
Activist Post - First the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
claimed that their research confirms Japanese milk and vegetables are
safe for human consumption. They reported that radiation levels are
below cancer-causing levels.... In opposition to WHO and IAEA’s claims
are countless real world observational and empirical scientific data
from a plethora of independent scientist and experts that assert the
fallout from Fukushima has devastated not only the nation of Japan, but
poisoned the entire planet.
B.C. law requires animal disease outbreak reports be kept secret under
threat of massive fines
Daily Brew - We've all seen this TV scenario: Investigators are racing
to track down the source of a deadly virus, or maybe a terrorist nuclear
device, threatening a big city.... Freedom of information advocates are
criticizing provisions of the province's new Animal Health Act which
forbids anyone, including journalists, from reporting an animal disease
Blatant Corruption Exposed as EU Blocks France’s Ban on Monsanto’s GMO
Anthony Gucciardi - the European Union has decided to step in and
re-secure Monsanto’s presence in the country... This should come as no
surprise when considering the fact that the United States ambassador to
France, a business partner to George W. Bush, stated back in 2007 that
nations who did not accept Monsanto’s GMO crops will be ‘penalized’. In
fact, ambassador Craig Stapleton went as far as to say that the nations
should be threatened with
military-styled trade wars.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Reward for Obama documents grows to $20,000
Daily Caller - There’s a growing interest in President Barack
Obama’s obscured youth, his college education and his Chicago
career — and now the financial incentive for people to provide
interesting documentation has doubled to $20,000.
America’s newest cause of racial outrage: pizza
The Dallas, Texas-based Pizza Patrón chain will offer free pies
on June 5 at all 104 of their nation-wide outlets. Yes, there is
a catch, and while it might not seem all that strange to some,
angry Americans are boycotting the eatery over the promotion.
Pizza Patrón plans to give away 80,000 pies during the three
hour window of the promotion, extending freebies to anyone that
orders in Spanish.
10 Ways to Stop Being a Slave and Bring Down the Pyramids of
Activist Post - There are very real conspiracies in the world,
and those conspiracies are always conducted by people "in the
know" against those who are ignorant or naive of backroom
What If We Have Only Memories of Freedom?
Judge Andrew Napolitano: What if Memorial Day reminds us of
times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right
under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more
fulfilling than the reality of the present?
Democrats revolt against Obama over TPP
RT - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced legislation on
Wednesday that specifically targets the Obama administration by
demanding that the White House open up on details about the
proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive, international
trade agreement that, if passed, would greatly affect consumers
from coast-to-coast. The lawmaker isn’t alone in his opposition
against the administration, either — more than 60 House
Democrats and at least one Republican have objected to
provisions of the TPP, and more are expected to line up as
details are made public.
The Globalization of U.S. Special Operations Forces
IPS - It was recently reported that U.S. Special Operations
Command (SOCOM) commander Adm. Bill McRaven and Deputy Director
of Operations Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland want to establish a
worldwide network linking special operations forces (SOF) of
allied and partner nations to combat terrorism. If created, the
network would comprise regional security coordination centres,
organised and structured similarly to NATO SOF headquarters in
VIDEO: Black Helicopters, Special Forces Train for RNC Police
Kurt Nimmo - In Tampa on Wednesday, spectators watched as black
helicopters and Special Operations Forces conducted a military
drill in preparation for the RNC in August.... The mock battle
was part of Building the Global SOF Partnership conference
attended by delegates from 96 countries around the world,
including Canada, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Thailand, Norway,
Poland and Jordan.
Spying and profiling Muslims in New Jersey is apparently fine
RT - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa finished his
probe into a lengthy scandal involving the NYPD on Thursday and
determined that the Big Apple’s boys in blue committed no
wrongdoing by traveling across state lines and conducting
clandestine surveillance of Muslims at venues that included
community centers, places of worship and restaurants.
45 Signs That China Is Colonizing America
Michael Snyder (American Dream) - Just because you were once the
most powerful nation on earth does not mean that you will always
be the most powerful nation on earth. Every single year,
hundreds of billions of dollars leaves the United States and
goes to China.... We send them our money and then they use it to
buy us. With each passing day China’s ownership over America
grows, and it is frightening to think about where all of this
Death row guinea pigs: Missouri uses untested drug for
RT - Missouri has chosen propofol – the drug that killed Michael
Jackson – as its instrument for future lethal injections.
Opponents say the drug has not been properly tested, and may
cause suffering or even unsuccessful executions.
ATF Requests Records Of Gun Owners In Alaska
Paul Joseph Watson - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF) agents have been visiting gun shops in Alaska
and asking for records of firearms sales, stoking fears that the
federal agency is building a list of gun owners in the state....
It is illegal for the ATF to remove any material from a gun shop
unless it is part of a criminal investigation. The requests for
records have lead some to question whether the “ATF will create
some sort of list or database of gun owners,” states the report.
Accused 9/11 planners want Obama, Bush to testify at Guantanamo
Miami Herald - Defense attorneys seeking to derail the trial of
five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks are
asking a military judge to order President Barack Obama and
former president George W. Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, South
Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Attorney General Eric Holder
to testify at the Guantánamo war court.
VIDEO Police Stealing Bail Money?!
RT - Imagine someone you know being arrested and
scrapingtogether all the money you can find in order to get them
out on bail then bringingthat money to the police station, where
they call in the Drug Task Force. It\'sthen confiscated because
they say there is a presence of narcotics on the billsand you go
home empty handed. This is what\'s happening based on civil
assetforfeiture laws, which often serve to fill the coffers of
local policedepartments. Radley Balko, senior writer and
investigative reporter for theHuffington Post explains.
Californian cops to be fired for beating homeless man to death
RT - More than a year after they beat a disabled homeless man to
death, three California police officers are expected to be fired
from the force soon over their role in the killing of Kelly
Thomas. Cpl. Jay Cicinelli and Officers Manuel Anthony Ramos and
Joe Wolfe of the Fullerton Police Department all received
letters this week from their superiors explaining the force’s
intent to terminate their roles. They have ten days to respond
with an appeal or else their titles will be revoked.
YouTube: Watch and Learn: What America Has Become
Ron Paul; Is this America? Great speeches by Ron Paul, Adam
Kokesh, and Andrew Napolitano. Is this the America we've known
and loved? Is this the America we want to raise our children in?
One candidate defies the status quo and will bring peace,
prosperity, and freedom back to America. You know his name.
VIDEO: Massachusetts GOP Denies The Will Of The People; Rules
Provisional Ballots Won't Be Counted
Daily Paul - The Massachusetts GOP has indicated that they
intend to throw out provisional ballots cast by legally
registered Republicans during the April 28th state wide caucus.
The party printed these ballots, gave very precise and lengthy
instructions on how they would be handled, and now they are
throwing these votes away. Most likely these votes would have a
positive effect on the Liberty candidates, so it is in their
best interest to throw out these ballots. Some of the voters
effected by this spent over 5 hours to cast their votes, only to
see them thrown away.
Liberty Jam (Ron Paulstock) - May 26, 2012 Atlanta Georgia
Daily Paul -
Liberty Jam is a fundraising event for the sponsorship of
RonPaulStock. Saturday May 26th from 11am until 6pm. The
event venue is Matildas’s Cottage in Alpharetta, GA
UPDATE: Massachusetts GOP Denies The Will Of The People; Rules
Provisional Ballots Won't Be Counted
Daily Paul - The Massachusetts GOP has indicated that they
intend to throw out provisional ballots cast by legally
registered Republicans during the April 28th state wide caucus.
YouTube: Why Is Pro-Life Mitt Romney Taking Money From Morning
After Pill Maker?
Ben Swann takes a look at Republican Presidential candidate Mitt
Romney taking money from Morning After Pill maker at a Miami
Country singer Tim McGraw will be giving away 25 homes –
mortgage-free – to military members this summer
AP - Tim McGraw will be saluting veterans in a big way while on
tour this summer. The country music superstar is giving away 25
mortgage-free houses - one for each stop on his upcoming
"Brothers of the Sun" tour with Kenny Chesney - to wounded or
needy service members. McGraw will kick off the campaign with a
Memorial Day concert for military members at New York City's
Beacon Theatre during Fleet Week.
VIDEO: John Huston film about WWII soldiers that Army suppressed
washingtonpost.com - More than 65 years after it was suppressed
by the Army, a powerful and controversial John Huston
There Be Light] about soldiers suffering from the
psychological wounds of war has been restored by the National
Archives... The film is striking for its potential relevance for
a new generation of veterans returning from Iraq and
Afghanistan, showing soldiers struggling to cope with what was
then commonly called shell shock, and more formally labeled
psychoneurosis, but is now known as
post-traumatic stress disorder.
VIDEO: Ben Swann vs. Obama's AfPak Lies, & Covers Vets' "Medals
over the Fence" Protest @ Chicago NATO Summit!
Daily Paul - Reality Check: 10 More Years and 100 BILLION
Dollars An "End" To Afghanistan War. Ben Swann takes a look at
the NATO summit in Chicago where President Obama announced plans
to keep forces in Afghanistan until at least 2024.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Occupy the REAL 1% (closer to 0.01%) -> In the year 2012, Truth
Exposed Radio, WeAreChange San Antonio, and FunkMasterFive are
uniting activist groups from around the world to finally expose
the Bilderberg Group in Chantilly, Virginia, May 31 until June
Half of Detroit’s Streetlights May Go Out as City Shrinks
Bloomberg - As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are
broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an
appointed board, can’t afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing’s
plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million to upgrade
and reduce the number of streetlights to 46,000. Maintenance
would be contracted out, saving the city $10 million a year.
Good News! Durbin Attack on Supplements Fails Again
The NHF closely followed and lobbied against the Durbin
amendment. Both Senators Harkin and Hatch opposed the Durbin
amendment, pointing out that his contention that supplements
should be regulated like drugs violated all of the provisions of
the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)
and was neither needed nor wanted. The Durbin amendment was
supported by the Consumer Union and Center for Science in the
Public Interest, both quack anti-supplement groups lobbying
6 Budget-Conscious Ways to Purchase Organic Foods
George Mateljan Foundation - As many people scrutinize their
finances, it's important to not overlook one of our most
important investments, our health. Eating healthfully can play
an integral role in long-term health--let alone the level of
energy and vitality we feel in the present--so it's important to
not give up healthy eating for fear that it costs too much to do
Natural mosquito repellents
(NaturalNews) Mosquitoes are attracted to several things. If we
can reduce or even eliminate some of these things, we can
greatly reduce the incidences of mosquito bites.
Natural ways to purify the air indoors
(NaturalNews) People spend around 90 percent of their lives
indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Unfortunately, indoor air quality is sometimes two to five times
more polluted than the air outside. Poor air quality in the home
and office can result in people developing health conditions
like Sick Building Syndrome. Indoor air quality can be improved
with natural methods for air purification, such as using plants
and crystals as air purifiers.
USDA to mask sodium benzoate preservative with new
'anti-microbial' label to trick consumers
(NaturalNews) Kraft Foods Global, Inc. and a food chemical
company known as Kemin Food Technologies, Inc. have both
propositioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Food
Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in recent years to approve
the use of propionic acid and salt solutions in various new food
applications, including in raw meat and poultry products,
sausages, hot dogs, soups, stews, salads, and brine injections.
Fukushima radiation cover-up continues - here's how to protect
(NaturalNews) What must we do? Forget trying to influence
governments, the nuclear power industry and military industrial
complex, or the mainstream media. They have circled their vested
interest wagons, denied the dangers, and ignored the solutions.
We have to take radiation protection upon ourselves.
VIDEO: Nurse refuses student inhaler during asthma attack
Click Orlando - Volusia County School officials stand by a
Deltona High School nurse's decision to refuse a student his
inhaler during an asthma attack, citing a lack of a parent's
signature on a medical release form. "It's like something out of
a horror film. The person just sits there and watches you die,"
said Michael Rudi, 17. "She sat there, looked at me and she did
Revolt Against Vaccines Leads to Mass Exodus From Texas Colleges
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - The ACC administrator told
Alex Jones that some 10,000 students have refused to enroll
because of their refusal to take inoculations. Although waivers
for religious or personal objections are available, the ACC
source said students were being given the impression that the
inoculations are compulsory.... When students are asked why they
are dropping out or failing to enroll, huge numbers of them are
citing the institution’s aggressive vaccination policy.
Google Releases New Copyright Transparency Report
EFF - Today, Google expanded its transparency reports program
today by releasing a detailed report of content removal requests
from copyright holders. The new copyright report joins its
semi-annual government takedown transparency report, and covers
more than 95% of the copyright takedown requests it has received
for Search results since July 2011.
Mass Government Surveillance Dragnet Goes Into Overdrive
Steve Watson - Firstly, the FBI is about to launch a huge new
surveillance unit that will have the ability to monitor all
internet and wireless communications, including internet Skype
conversations. The incredibly Orwellian titled Domestic
Communications Assistance Center, will “assist” local, state,
and federal law enforcement agencies in spying on the American
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: City Tells Man He Can Build Tomato Garden, Then Decides
It's Against The Law
Consumerist - A Massachusetts man says that when he decided to
build a large tomato-growing structure in his front yard, he
checked with the city who said it was going to be fine. Then as
soon as the hanging garden went up, the city said it had to come
Rally to Save Nick's Organic Farm and Brickyard Educational Farm
The fight to Save Nick's Organic Farm, and use the land for
agro-education is not over! The Montgomery County Executive
wants to bulldoze the educational farm and turn it into parking
lots and private pay for-play soccer fields.... On May 30th, at
5pm we will be holding a rally in Rockville to show our support
for Nick's Organic Farm, Brickyard Educational Farm, and
government transparency in Montgomery County.
VIDEO: US Senator Rand Paul offers surprise amendment to rein in
(NaturalNews) US Senator Rand Paul - who many agree represents
the best hope for the restoration of liberty in America - has
introduced an amendment to a key FDA funding bill that seeks to
sharply rein in the FDA's power. It would disarm the FDA and
make the agency stop using guns against the American people; it
would halt the FDA's armed raids on raw milk farmers; it would
also stop the FDA's outrageous and longstanding censorship of
truthful health claims of dietary supplements and medicinal
herbs. Related article: 15 senators supported the amendment. Not
a single one is a Democrat.
FDA Still Not Sure Why Chinese Jerky Made 1,000 Dogs Sick
Consumerist - Many dog owners claim that these treats have made
their pets ill with problems ranging from diarrhea to kidney
failure, and many animals have died. The Food and Drug
Administration continues to investigate, even sending inspectors
to the production facilities in China, but can't determine what
causes the illnesses. The treat makers, which include pet food
industry big names like Nestle Purina and Del Monte, won't admit
fault, but have given money to some pet owners if they drop
Today in History - Thursday - May 24, 2012
1738 - The Methodist Church was established.
1798 - Believing that a French invasion of Ireland was imminent, Irish
nationalists rose up against the British occupation.
1830 - The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service.
1844 - Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first telegraph line.
The first message was sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, MD.
1863 - Bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attacked a U.S.
Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri.
1881 - About 200 people died when the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria
sank near London, Ontario.
1883 - After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to
1913 - The U.S. Department of Labor entered into its first strike
mediation. The dispute was between the Railroad Clerks of the New York,
New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
1930 - Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to
1931 - B&O Railroad began service with the 1st passenger train to have
air conditioning throughout. The run was between NY City and Washington,
1941 - The HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the
North Atlantic. Only three people survived.
1954 - The first moving sidewalk in a railroad station was opened in
Jersey City, NJ.
1958 - United Press International was formed through a merger of the
United Press and the International News Service.
1961 - The Freedom Riders were arrested in Jackson, Mississippi.
1976 - Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to
1980 - The International Court of Justice issued a final decision
calling for the release of the hostages taken at the U.S. embassy in
Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979.
1983 - The Brooklyn Bridge's 100th birthday was celebrated.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had the
right to deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminate.
1994 - The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World Trade
Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1999 - 39 miners were killed in an underground gas explosion in the
2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved permanent normal trade
relations with China. China was not happy about some of the human rights
conditions that had been attached by the U.S. lawmakers.
2000 - A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington brought in
$26.5 million. The amount set a new record, which had just been set the
previous month by Republicans for Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
2001 - Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit
of Mount Everest.
Breakdown or breakthrough? Iran nuclear talks hit a snag
Time.com - Nobody was expecting a breakthrough at Wednesday's nuclear
talks in Baghdad, but most weren't expecting a breakdown, either.
Indeed, predictions were that Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain,
France, Germany, Russia and China) would engage on more detailed
proposals for concrete, reciprocal confidence building measures, and
then adjourn by day's end having scheduled a new round of talks in a few
US unveils new tactics to tackle Al Qaeda propaganda
RT - Hacking is a vital tool to fight extremist propaganda, US State
Secretary Hillary Clinton has revealed. Washington has replaced Al Qaeda
material on Yemeni tribal websites with information on damage the terror
group has done to Yemeni civilians.
Israeli Night of Broken Glass: Africans attacked in Tel Aviv
anti-migrant demo (PHOTOS)
RT - Thousands of Israelis, including high-profile politicians, attended
an anti-African demonstration in Tel Aviv. The rally turned violent,
with attacks on Africans and grocery shop windows being smashed. The
gathering, which took place in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood, targeted
the influx of African asylum seekers and was organized by Michael Ben
Ari, a Knesset member from the National Union party, along with
far-right activists Itamar Ben-Guir and Baruch Marzel, Israeli newspaper
Let the Munich 11 Rest in Peace
Activist Post - Latest PR stunt aims at fueling fear and anger - will
inevitably lead to more deaths on both sides. Israeli Deputy Foreign
Minister Danny Ayalon has been leading the charge online advocating a
"moment of silence" (Twitter hash tag #JustOneMinute ) at the London
2012 Summer Olympics for 11 Israeli athletes tragically slain in Munich,
Germany during the 1972 Olympic Games.
VIDEO: Richmond, Canada, Passes Ban on Genetically Engineered Crops
Vancouver Sun - Richmond council has passed a motion banning Genetically
Modified shrubs, plants, and food crops from being grown in city. Under
the motions passed, Richmond will seek stronger labelling requirements
and integrate education and awareness of the issues raised by GMOs into
the city's public outreach programs.
Deal or no deal, Iran may be bombed – Israeli minister
RT - A military strike against Iranian facilities is not out of the
question, even though Tehran has reached agreement on a probe with the
UN’s nuclear watchdog, says Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.... The
minister told Army Radio that "a nuclear Iran is intolerable and no
options should be taken off the table," referring to the use of force.
He said the only way Israel could see Iran develop its civilian nuclear
industry is if it shuts down all of its uranium enrichment sites and
uses imported fuel.
Russia test fires AMD-piercing strategic missile
RT - The Russian military have successfully launched a top secret
advanced intercontinental ballistic missile. It is designed to counter
the American antimissile shield currently being deployed in several
regions.... The main purpose of the launch was to confirm feasibility of
the design approaches incorporated into the missile, spokesman for the
Forces Colonel Vadim Koval told journalists.
Syria says sanctions have cost country $4 billion
AP - Syria's oil minister acknowledged the heavy toll international
sanctions have taken on the country's oil sector, saying Wednesday that
they had sucked about $4 billion from the economy. Sufian Allaw said the
sanctions levied by the United States and the European Union to put
pressure on President Bashar Assad were to blame for the shortages that
have left Syrians across the country standing in long lines to pay
inflated prices for cooking gas and other products.
YouTube: UKIP Nigel Farage – Break up the euro and restore human dignity
May 22, 2012 - UK Independence party leader Nigel Farge says Greece will
be destroyed if she does not leave the Eurozone.
Greek banks to get $23 billion from bailout fund
AP - Greece's four biggest commercial banks will receive an (EURO)18
billion ($23 billion) cash infusion from the European bailout fund. The
recapitalization comes amid political uncertainty in the debt-stricken
country after inconclusive May 6 elections saw a rise in support for
anti-bailout parties and cast doubt over whether Greece's future use of
the euro currency.
VIDEO: War-Gaming Greek Euro Exit Shows Hazards in 46-Hour Weekend
Bloomberg - Greece may have only a 46-hour window of opportunity should
it need to plot a route out of the euro. That’s how much time the
country’s leaders would probably have to enact any departure from the
single currency while global markets are largely closed, from the end of
trading in New York on a Friday to Monday’s market opening in
Wellington, New Zealand, based on a synthesis of euro-exit scenarios
from 21 economists, analysts and academics.
VIDEO: Eco-Fascism Bares Its Teeth: Global Warming Alarmist Wants to
Paul Joseph Watson - Global warming alarmist Elizabeth Moon’s call for
all babies to be forcibly implanted with a microchip to ensure that
“anonymity would be impossible”... “It would be imprinted on everyone at
birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is,” she said, adding
that the elimination of anonymity would enable people to be identified
in both combat and non-combat operations. Moon’s proposal sounds like
something out of Nazi concentration camps, where prisoners were tattooed
with five digit Hollerith numbers to identify them using a punch card
system developed by IBM.
VIDEO: Mark of the Beast: Bilderberg Pushes Mandatory Internet ID for
Aaron Dykes - The European Union is now moving to create a mandatory
electronic ID system for all EU citizens that would be implemented
across Europe to standardize business both online and in person,
authenticating users via a common ‘electronic signature.’ A single
authenticating ID would guard access to the Internet, online data and
most commerce. It is nothing short of an attempt to phase in a Mark of
the Beast system, and a prominent Bilderberg attendee is behind the
French ban of Monsanto GM maize rejected by EU
Guardian - France's attempt to ban the planting of a Monsanto strain of
genetically modified maize was rejected by the EU's food safety body on
Monday. In response to scientific evidence submitted by France backing
its bid to ban the GM maize, the European Food Safety Authority ruled
that "there is no specific scientific evidence, in terms of risk to
human and animal health or the environment" to support a ban.
Headlines or Headstones: Mexico journalists face dire choice
The Monitor - The constant threats of retaliation, attacks and
manipulation of the media by organized crime have created an environment
similar to working in a designated war zone, said Celeste Gonzalez, an
assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Center for Latin
American Studies at the University of Arizona. Gonzalez said the only
difference between reporting in Mexico and a designated war zone is the
lack of rules of engagement and operational procedures.
Japan Quake Aftershock Tally Exceeds 5,000
ouramazingplanet.com - So far, 5,229 aftershocks have rattled the
tectonic boundary that ruptured off the coast of Japan's Tohoku region
in March 2011.... The Sunday (May 20) quake is listed as both magnitude
6.0 and 6.4. If it proves to be the latter, it would be the largest
aftershock since March 14, when a magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Arpaio not giving up on Obama birth certificate
azfamily.com May 23, 2012 - A certified letter from officials in
Hawaii has apparently not ended the birther battle in Arizona.
Related article/video here.
Coming Soon: Cop Drones Bearing “Non-lethal” Rubber Bullets and
Kurt Nimmo - Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel of the Montgomery
County Sheriff’s Office in Texas told The Daily that his
department is considering using rubber bullets and tear gas on
its drone. “Those are things that law enforcement utilizes day
in and day out and in certain situations it might be
advantageous to have this type of system on the UAV (unmanned
aerial vehicle),” McDaniel told The Daily.
Related article here.
US nuclear sub ablaze in Portsmouth shipyard
RT - Six fire crew members were injured while trying to quell a
massive blaze that engulfed the nuclear-powered submarine USS
Miami. The sub was being serviced at a shipyard in New
Hampshire, just next to the city of Portsmouth.... The sub’s
reactor in the rear part of the vessel was not affected and no
radiation leak was detected, authorities insist. It was not
operating at the time the fire started.
VIDEO: Special ops practice for terrorists in Tampa
Tampa Bay Online - Two drills are taking place in Tampa this
week. One practices what to do if a hurricane sweeps up
Hillsborough Bay; the other is a response to a scenario in which
terrorists kidnap Mayor Bob Buckhorn.... The exercise is
designed to gauge the response of special operations forces from
the United States and nine other nations in a hostage rescue in
which Buckhorn is the hostage.
Related videos here.
Confirmed: Fox News makes people dumb
RT - Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University conducted a
study last year that yielded some inarguably unsurprising
information about Fox News’ viewership. At the time, researchers
concluded that, based off of a study that sampled residents of
New Jersey, people that only watch Fox News are less informed on
current events than people that don’t watch cable news at all.
Now only months later, the school’s researchers have published
their finding of a similar study that calls on a sample of
participants from coast-to-coast and, according to the results,
confirm that their earlier report wasn’t a fluke.
VIDEO: How To Buy A Politician
How do politicians (both Republicans and Democrats) cash in
after they leave office? How does this legalized bribery corrupt
the American government? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks
down examples showing of the influence of money on our political
'Pro-choice' Americans at record low, poll finds
ABC - The percent of Americans who identify as "pro-choice"
regarding legalized abortion is at a new low of 41 percent,
according to a newly released Gallup poll. The figure is one
percent lower than the previous all-time low registered by
Gallup, which was in May 2009.
VIDEO: Media Blackout As Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination
Alexander Higgins - John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism
advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream
media... Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program
calling it moral and ethical and just. According to reports from
the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in
choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids and
Obama has delegated him the sole authority to designate people
for assassination under the United States top-secret
assassination program. RT video report.
YouTube: 10 More Years and Another 100 Billion For Afghanistan
Is An Exit Strategy?
Reality Check: Ben Swann takes a look at the NATO summit in
Chicago where President Obama announced plans to keep forces in
Afghanistan until at least 2024.
American Heart Association: Tasers can cause death
USA Today - About 16,000 agencies internationally use Tasers,
and officials have credited it with helping to reduce fatal
police incidents. But the American Heart Association's premier
journal, Circulation, published an article online Monday that
examined eight cases involving the TASER X26 ECD. Seven of the
people died. Dr. Douglas Zipes, of Indiana University's Krannert
Institute of Cardiology, found that a shock from the Taser "can
cause cardiac electric capture and provoke cardiac arrest" as a
result of an abnormally rapid heart rate and uncontrolled,
YouTube: Is Your Congress member Smarter Than a 10th Grader?
RT - If you have ever wondered if Congress is run by children,
your hunch apparently isn't far off. A recent study by the
Sunlight Foundation showed that the speech complexity of the
average Congressperson is at a tenth grade level.
Unsurprisingly, the drop in rhetorical ability seems to mirror
the decline in Congress' approval rating.
The Ron Paul Revolution Scored A Big Win In Kentucky
runronpaul.com - The main story out of last night’s Kentucky
primaries has been the Bluegrass State’s apparent distaste for
President Barack Obama. But the really interesting results of
the night were at the House level, where Rand Paul protégé
Thomas Massie scored a landslide victory over his
Establishment-backed opponents in the Republican primary for
Kentucky’s 4th District Congressional seat.
YouTube: Ron Paul - Suddenly Seems Electable
Obama almost loses Democratic primaries
RT - Even though US President Barack Obama has no real
competition in the Democratic primaries leading up to Election
Day, the commander-in-chief has still managed to embarrass his
party by barely winning in several state elections.
Ben Swann Update on Affidavit: Do NOT sign!
Daily Paul - From Ben Swann's Facebook page: Massachusetts RNC
delegates.. do not sign any affidavit! I posted last night a
letter that has gone out reportedly to Massachusetts delegates
requiring that they sign an affidavit stating that they will
vote for Romney at the RNC or risk "the pain and penalty of
perjury." This is a VERY serious issue. Massachusetts delegates
need not take this lightly. I was emailed these quotes by Alison
Wright. These are comments by Jerry Davis at Lawyers for Ron
Paul: "1. "It IS ILLEGAL TO FORCE ANYONE TO VOTE ANY CERTAIN
Washington Times: Ron Paul has already won
Strangely, in spite of the success of Paul’s strategy in
accumulating delegates, many pundits insist that Paul remains a
nonfactor. These same pundits continue to claim that electorally
Ron Paul cannot win the Republican nomination, and while the
media miss the mark by discounting Paul as a contender, they
miss the truly “big story” of the 2012 election. That is, that
Ron Paul, mobilizing both young and old with his message of
liberty tempered by personal responsibility, and government
power tempered by accountability, has already won far more than
Video: Ted Anderson, Owner of GCN & Midas Gold, is a Minnesota
Delegate to Tampa!
Published on May 22, 2012 by RTAmerica - Ron Paul took the
Republican Party Convention in Minnesota by storm. Paul was able
tosnag 12 of the 13 delegates bringing his total to 32 of the
states 40 GOP delegates. This marks a huge win for the Texas
congressman and his supports, but can he keep it up? Ted
Anderson, president of GCNLive.com, gives us some insight on why
he voted Paul.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Police captain to be punished over OWS support?
RT - Retired Captain Ray Lewis served within the ranks of the
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department for nearly a
quarter of a century. Now he is at odds against the force’s
higher ups, however, over his role with Occupy Wall Street.
Facebook Banks Said to Make $100 Million on Stabilizing Stock
Bloomberg - The gains will be shared by all banks on the IPO
syndicate, said the person, who declined to be identified
because the process was private. Morgan Stanley (MS) will use
some of the gains to reimburse clients who lost money because of
glitches in trade execution, the person said.
Mayor Bloomberg immigrant plan to save cities
NY Post - Ratcheting up his controversial proposal for
revitalizing America’s cities, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday
suggested that the federal government “deliberately force” large
municipalities to take in immigrants as the only hope for
salvaging their battered economies. The mayor also criticized
President Obama for deporting more immigrants “than the last
four or five presidents put together.”
Were 500 MILLION Ounces of Paper Silver Just Dumped on the COMEX
in 1 Hour?
silverdoctors.com - Capitulation, or the Apex of manipulation?
NetDania’s 1 hour silver chart indicates 105,231 silver
contracts were dumped on the market this morning between 9am and
10am EST, as silver was smashed a dollar from $28 to $27....
This is either capitulation/panic selling in the face of the EUR/USD
gapping down on Euro contagion fears, or more likely, the most
blatant manipulative raid to date…even more than the infamous
February 29th Leap Day Massacre!
NYT: Lyme Disease to Blame for JPM’s CIO Derivatives Losses
silverdoctors.com - So let’s get this straight. The New York
Times would like its readers to believe that JP Morgan only lost
$2 $3 $5 $7 $31.5 billion in tail risk derivative hedges in
early 2012 because CIO head Ina Drew was out of the office in
2010 with Lyme disease!?! Surely it couldn’t have anything to do
with the financial weapon of mass destruction itself, the
unregulated credit default swap?
States Move to Squeeze Motorists with More Toll Roads
Kurt Nimmo - Toll road franchises in Texas and Indiana are owned
by Cintra, a Spanish company that is one of the largest private
developers of transport infrastructure in the world. Goldman
Sachs earns tens of millions of dollars on Indiana’s toll roads
and also advises states on how to privatize their public highway
infrastructure.... Instead of cutting budgets and reducing the
size of government in order to pay for maintaining necessary
public infrastructure, state governments have turned to
squeezing more money out of beleaguered motorists.
Massive tsunami debris clean-up operation begins on Alaskan
island... and there's 1.5MILLION TONS still to arrive on North
Daily Mail - An 'unprecedented' clean-up operation has been
launched in Alaska after it became swamped by debris from last
year's devastating Japanese tsunami. Workers plan to spend 12
days clearing the beach on Montague Island, which is covered in
items... And they can expect to repeat this process in the
future because an estimated 1.5 million tons of flotsam and
jetsam is yet complete the 3,500-mile journey to Alaska and
elsewhere in North America.
Glutamine: The ultimate healing supplement
(NaturalNews) he healing powers of glutamine are vast and
understated. This completely safe and natural amino acid
supplement has been studied for the past 15 years for its unique
and compelling healing properties. It is now clear to
researchers that glutamine is key in healing the body from
certain diseases and ailments.
Arsenic in your chicken: Guess who is defending its use?
(NaturalNews) According to Dr. Michael Greger, MD, the NIH, and
the USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service, there are "alarmingly
high levels of arsenic contamination in the flesh of broiler
chickens," exceeding the EPA upper limit for arsenic in water by
6 - 9 times.... But thanks to the Pfizer drug Roxarsone, it's in
our chicken and pig feed, along with the resulting fertilizer,
and is bound to end up on your plate one way or another. The
European Union banned Roxarsone in 1999, recognizing the public
health risks of the drug. So, why is it still used in the USA?
Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by
offspring through unlimited generations
(NaturalNews) Groundbreaking new science reveals that the
harmful effects of exposure to synthetic chemicals are passed
from generation to generation via "epigenetics," causing
measurable damage to future generations even if those offspring
are never exposed to the original chemical. The phenomenon of
"Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance" (ETI) has now been
demonstrated in live animals, and if the implications of this
research are fully understood, it would force human civilization
to radically rethink its widespread use of synthetic chemicals
in agriculture, medicine, food, construction materials, personal
care products and elsewhere.
Coca-Cola dodges federal false advertising claim on its
so-called "pomegranate" juice
(NaturalNews) Beverage giant Coca-Cola was recently able to
dodge a federal claim of false advertising on one of its
"pomegranate" drinks - but just barely. Minute Maid, which is a
subsidiary of Coca-Cola, can continue to label one of its drinks
"Pomegranate Blueberry," even though it is almost entirely made
of apple and grape juices, and contains a paltry 0.3 percent
pomegranate juice and 0.2 percent blueberry juice.
How to properly use manuka honey (and where to find it)
(NaturalNews) Throughout history, honey has played an important
role in cultures around the world not only as a food, but also
as a medicine. And manuka honey in particular, which is derived
from the nectar collected by honey bees that forage the manuka
bushes... contains unique antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal,
anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, stomach-healing,
wound-repairing, and overall health-promoting properties that
make it an amazing "superfood" worthy of further investigation.
‘Scientists’ Say Eating Organic Food Makes You a Jerk
Activist Post - Do you eat real, organic food? If you do, you
must be a jerk, according to a new ridiculous 'scientific' study
that most likely has financial ties to factory farm corporations
and junkfood makers across the planet.... Now spanning the
mainstream media headlines, the ‘scientists’ use the fact that
those who eat organic are ‘stingier with their volunteering’
time as one of the reasons as to why it could ‘make you a jerk’.
Does Organic Food Make People Insufferable?
Food Safety News - A Loyola University psychological scientist
is hung up on the moods people get into because of what they
eat.The researcher is now saying that people with a taste for
organics are more likely to be insufferable.... The idea that
organic food could negatively influence the moods of people
consuming it is new. KEZT-TV took the idea to its Eugene, OR
viewers, most of whom found the idea preposterous.
Killing ourselves softly: studies support food-depression link
(NaturalNews) In 2012, scientists from the University of Las
Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada studied
almost 9,000 participants who had never before been diagnosed
with depression. The half-year study, published in the journal
Public Health Nutrition, clearly revealed that people who ate
fast foods, fried foods and commercially baked pastry products
were 51 percent more likely to develop depression compared to
those that didn't.
Whole Foods Adds Creepy Warning Stickers To Their Raw Juices
GreenMedInfo - I sat down to an already half-consumed glass of
raw vegetable juice, only to discover the following warning
sticker staring back at me, declaring in CDC-speak that I had
just engaged in highly risky, if not downright dangerous
behavior: "WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and,
therefore, may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious
illness in children, the elderly and persons with weakened
immune systems." ~ Whole Foods Market
New York Bill Outlaws Internet Political Speech
Kurt Nimmo - Jim Conte, a New York Republican, has declared
himself an enemy of the First Amendment and the Constitution. He
is pushing the so-called Internet Protection Act, legislation
that would make it illegal to post anonymously on the internet
under the guise of protecting children who are victims of “cyber
bullying.”... In addition to banning bully speech and speech
critical of business, Conte’s bill will make it a crime to post
“mean-spirited and baseless political attacks.” If passed, the
legislation will produce a massive chilling effect on political
speech in the state.
VIDEO: Planet Infowars: Rallying Point for the Resistance!
Paul Joseph Watson - We are delighted to officially announce the
launch of Planet Infowars... Unlike Facebook, Google+ and
Twitter, which represent little more than vast snooping
databases and NSA fronts, we are committed to preserving your
privacy and will never sell your information or divulge any of
your details to any third party – government or corporation.
Cross-browser worm spreads via Facebook, security experts warn
InfoWorld - Malware writers have used Crossrider, a
cross-browser extension development framework, to build a
click-fraud worm that spreads on Facebook, security researchers
from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab said on Monday. Crossrider is
(application programming interface) for building Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome and Internet Explorer extensions.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
permaculture.com - The benefits of integrating flowering plants
into a vegetable garden are numerous: they attract bees and
other insects to pollinate and predate on common pests, fragrant
flowers and flowering herbs help confuse and repel some harmful
insect pests, and an exceptionally diverse range of flowers that
can be harvested for pot-pourri, herb teas, aromatherapy, cut
flowers and also for food.
Small dairies go under as milk prices sink again
AP - The farm closures are likely to continue with milk prices
expected to keep falling this summer. "It's a dying business,"
said Ron Wright, owner of Wrights Auction Service in Derby. He
expects to do twice as many auctions this spring as last - eight
to 10 auctions in Vermont and one in New York. The U.S. had been
gradually losing dairy farms for decades, but then milk prices
plummeted during the recession and fuel costs soared in 2009.
Vermont lost 52 dairies that year, while Wisconsin lost 519.
Today in History - Wednesday - May 23, 2012
1701 - In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after being convicted
of murder and piracy.
1785 - Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had invented
1788 - South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify U.S.
1827 - The first nursery school in the U.S. was established in New York
1873 - Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established. The
organization's name was changed to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in
1879 - The first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State
1895 - The New York Public Library was created with an agreement that
combined the city's existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
1900 - Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African
American to receive the Medal of Honor, 37 years after the Battle of
1901 - American forces captured Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo.
1908 - Part of the Great White Fleet arrived in Puget Sound, WA.
1915 - During World War I, Italy joined the Allies as they declared war
1922 - "Daylight Saving Time" was debated in the first debate ever to be
heard on radio in Washington, DC.
1926 - The French captured the Moroccan Rif capital.
1934 - In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were
ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers.
1945 - In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi
Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned by the Allied forces.
1949 - The Republic of West Germany was established.
1960 - Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1981 - In Barcelona, Spain, gunmen seized control of the Central Bank
and took 200 hostages.
1985 - Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison for
trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1992 - In Lisbon, Portugal , the U.S. and four former Soviet republics
signed an agreement to implement the START missile reduction treaty that
had been agreed to by the Soviet Union before it was dissolved.
1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was
1998 - British Protestants and Irish Catholics of Northern Ireland
approved a peace accord.
1999 - In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when he fell 90
feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.
1999 - Gerry Bloch, at age 81, became the oldest climber to scale El
Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He broke his own record that he set
in 1986 when he was 68 years old.
Debka: Obama secretly approved shipment of anti-tank arms to Syria
RT - Military sources speaking with Israel’s Debka news agency report
that the administration of US President Barack Obama has cut a deal with
foreign intelligence that involves equipping Syrian rebels with modern
anti-tank missiles. After 14 months of ongoing battles between the
country’s leader, Bashar al-Assad, and opposition to his regime,
suddenly the rebel forces are responding with weaponry reportedly sent
with the blessing of President Obama.
US missiles 'kill four in Pakistan'
AFP - US missiles killed four militants in a Taliban stronghold of
Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, amid increasing strains with the
West over a six-month blockade on NATO supplies into Afghanistan. A
drone targeted a compound near Miranshah, the main town of the tribal
district where Pakistan has resisted US pressure to launch a sweeping
offensive against militants fighting US troops in neighbouring
Saudis pledge $3.25 billion in aid to Qaeda-hit Yemen
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, concerned that chaos in Yemen is creating an
al Qaeda base on its doorstep, pledged $3.25 billion in aid to its
neighbor at a donor group meeting two days after more than 90 Yemeni
soldiers were killed in a suicide attack.
VIDEO: Millions in the streets: Spain protests cuts to education
RT - The majority of Spain's educational institutions have closed as
teachers and students take to the streets to defend their rights. The
government has cut billions of euros from educational sector expenses.
The strike is taking place on all levels, from elementary schools to
universities in all but three of Spain's 17 regions. As many as a
million teachers and seven million students are expected to take part in
Cut interest rates even further IMF tells Osborne: And if that doesn't
work, start to make tax cuts, says finance chief
Daily Mail -THE head of the world’s economic watchdog yesterday
delivered an extraordinary call for the Bank of England to cut interest
rates even further as British households were warned the income squeeze
will last for another 18 months.
9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race
Washington Times An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist
attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy is the
front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows.
Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim
Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote
in a survey released Monday by the Washington-based Brookings
Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens
EurActiv - Neelie Kroes [Editor's Note: Bilderberg attendee], the EU’s
Digital Agenda Commissioner, will present by the beginning of June a new
legislative proposal which aims “to facilitate cross-border electronic
transactions” through the adoption of harmonised e-signatures,
e-identities and electronic authentication services (eIAS) across EU
member states, according to an internal document seen by EurActiv.
WHO Will Use Polio Vaccines to Depopulate Underdeveloped Nations
Susanne Posel - The World Health Organization (WHO) will declare polio a
global health emergency this week.... WHO asserts that in 2011 the
disease was reported to be running rampant throughout Pakistan,
Afghanistan and Nigeria, with 650 cases around the world.... WHO is
seeking to secure $1billion to add to their existing funds. They will
bring this topic to the attention of ministers of health at the World
Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland this week.... They also suggest
that officials from polio-free countries have officials at airports to
administer vaccinations to people at arriving from affected nations.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Could you be sued for texting with a driver? Experts say,
Could you be blamed for a car crash because you sent a text
message? A New Jersey judge will decide later this week if the
sender of a text message might be partially liable for a
horrific auto accident that occurred because the driver was
reading that message on his cell phone and drifted into oncoming
VIDEO: Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for 'Electronic
The al Qaeda video calls upon the "covert mujahidin" to launch
cyber attacks against the U.S. networks of both government and
critical infrastructure, including the electric grid. The video
was obtained by the FBI last year, and released today by the
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
"This is the clearest evidence we've seen that al Qaeda and
other terrorist groups want to attack the cyber systems of our
critical infrastructure," Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said in a
Hawaii verifies Obama birth records to Arizona
The Ticket - The state of Hawaii said it has provided
verification of the president's birth to Arizona's secretary of
state, who claimed he needed proof of Obama's citizenship before
he could place his name on the November ballot. Joshua Wisch,
special assistant to Hawaii Attorney General David Louie, told
The Associated Press that the matter is now resolved.
NDAA 2013: Congress approves domestic deceptive propaganda
RT - An amendment tagged on the National Defense Authorization
Act for Fiscal Year 2013 would allow for the United States
government to create and distribute pro-American propaganda
within the country’s own borders under the alleged purpose of
putting al-Qaeda’s attempts at persuading the world against
Western ideals on ice. Former US representatives went out of
there way to ensure their citizens that they’d be excluded from
government-created media blasts, but two lawmakers currently
serving the country are looking to change all that.
Unmanned spy planes are being launched from 63 locations in 20
states - Is there one near you?
(NaturalNews) Following what has been described as a "landmark"
Freedom of Information Act request, the federal government has
been forced to reveal that unmanned spy drones are being
launched from 63 sites in 20 states. Further, some of the drones
are of a make and model that has been used overseas to target
insurgents and terrorists with missiles, the government's
information revealed.... At the same time, the EFF complaint
disclosed, about 300 more state and local police departments
have applications pending before the FAA to use drones they have
already bought (many with federal - i.e., taxpayer - funds, no
VIDEO: Pennsylvania Constable to Sign Resolution Opposing the
NDAA and Patriot Act
Activist Post - Pennsylvania State Constable Ed Quiggle, Jr.,
the elected Constable for the City of Sunbury’s 9th Ward, will
sign a resolution in opposition to the National Defense
Authorization Act of 2012, also known as the NDAA, on Saturday,
May 26th, 2012 at 10 a.m., in Cameron Park directly across the
street from the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury,
Pennsylvania. The NDAA authorizes the federal government to
arrest and indefinitely detain Americans and legal aliens
without charge or trial.
Texas high school teaches Nazi oppression by making students
wear red arm bands, treated like Jewish prisoners
(NaturalNews) A former student at Perryton High School in
Perryton, Texas, has filed a lawsuit against the school's
district for injuries he allegedly suffered during a
teacher-mandated reenactment of the Holocaust. According to the
suit, Andrew Yara, now 19, suffered a partially dislocated hip,
dehydration, and a series of seizures after being forced to
carry around several heavy student on his back as part of the
bizarre education experiment.
Thousands walk to mark year since tornado hit Joplin, Missouri
(Reuters) - An estimated 5,000 people participated on Tuesday in
a "walk of unity" to Joplin, Missouri, along the path of a
deadly tornado that tore through the city one year ago, killing
161 people.... The walk was intended to underscore how Joplin's
50,000 residents came together with some 130,000 volunteers from
many other communities to rebuild the city.
Cops confiscate cash on Tennessee highways
RT -A New Jersey man was recently pulled over for speeding in
the state of Tennessee. Although George Reby drove off without
be charged with a crime, he was instantly $22,000 poorer....
Reby was traveling across state lines with 20 grand in cash
because he was looking to purchase an automobile he saw on the
online auction site eBay. That cash was in his possession when
Officer Larry Bates of the Monterey Police Department pulled him
over for speeding. According to the cop, having the money just
didn’t seem right.
Senate Dems back increase in air travel fee to close funding
shortfall at TSA
The Hill - The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday moved
forward with legislation to increase airline passenger security
fees, beating back a GOP attempt to keep them at current levels.
The 2013 Homeland Security appropriations bill would increase
one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 in order to close a
budget shortfall at the Transportation Security Administration.
VIDEO: 'Hologram' to greet and guide travelers at N.Y. airports
Fox News - A female "avatar" -- in the form of a life-size
hologram type of image -- will soon begin greeting and guiding
people at special kiosks at the New York area's three
airports.... She was designed to improve customer service, Port
Authority officials said -- and she does not need lunch or
bathroom breaks or overtime pay. The machines are being rented
on a trial basis for about $180,000 for six months. It it part
of a larger initiatvie to help travelers at the airports.
Hawaii Five-O: Sheriff Joe Sends Detectives to Honolulu
WND - In a major development in his probe of Barack Obama’s
eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 presidential ballot, Maricopa
County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched his lead Cold Case
Posse investigator and a deputy detective to Hawaii. The mission
to Obama’s purported birthplace comes as the Hawaii Department
of Health continues to resist efforts by Arizona Secretary of
State Ken Bennett to verify that the Honolulu agency has a valid
birth certificate on file for Obama.
Bilderberg 2012 List Of Participants Revealed?
Intel Hub - Here is a list of Bilderberg Participants 2012
floating around on the web. I was unable to trace back the
source to this list, so I have no idea if it is accurate. What
stands out from this particular list is a plethora of Obama
administration officials and American business kingpins. Also a
formidable delegation from Spain, Italy and-significantly:
Turkey (as a non-EU member Turkey is doing stunningly well. Is
Bilderberg trying to sweet talk the Turks into joining?).
Another curious lapse seems to be the absence of David
Rockefeller’s name on the list- a lapse you wouldn’t expect in a
Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
Guardian - The US military is developing software that will let
it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online
personas to influence internet conversations and spread
pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been
awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom),
which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and
Central Asia, to develop what is described as an “online persona
management service” that will allow one US serviceman or woman
to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the
Kucinich: "NATO Talks a Sham: War in Afghanistan is Not Ending"
Huffington Post - "Today, NATO leaders are meeting in Chicago to
discuss the future of Afghanistan. The talks are being billed as
discussions of plans to end the war. The war in Afghanistan is
not ending. These talks are simply about financing the next
phase of the war."
US Congressman Introduces Visa Waiver for Israelis
israelnationalnews.com - US Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA)
introduced legislation on Friday that would no longer require
Israelis to obtain visas to visit the United States for tourism
or business purposes.... “Israel is our closest friend and
democratic ally in the Middle East,” Sherman said in a
statement. “Adding Israel to the Visa Waiver Program will boost
business, tourism, and job creation here in the U.S. and enhance
cultural ties between our two nations.”
Constitutional victory: Controversial NDAA provisions blocked,
at least temporarily, by federal judge
(NaturalNews) In a rare display of constitutional patriotism by
a government authority, an Obama-appointed federal judge has put
an indefinite block on the egregious National Defense
Authorization Act (NDAA). According to Bloomberg, U.S. District
Judge Katherine Forrest of Manhattan, N.Y., ruled in favor of
plaintiffs who earlier had sued the Obama administration over
the bill's unconstitutional arrest and detainment provisions,
which provide no protection for American citizens.
Pistole: TSA Gropers Being Trained To Feel For Crotch Bombs
Steve Watson - Although reports today suggest that the TSA is
looking to move away from physical pat downs, owing to public
backlash, TSA head John Pistole admitted recently that screeners
are being trained to pay specific attention to the crotches of
travelers moving through airport security.
VIDEO: Ron Paul Revolution – I Hung My Head
VIDEO: Mitt Romney is not the guy. Ron Paul 2012 — Ron Paul is
Note: According to Ben Swann all delegates are 100% unbound and
can vote for whichever candidate they like at any time.
Ron Paul Supporters Submit Challenge to Oklahoma GOP State
Attorneys representing grassroots supporters of presidential
candidate Ron Paul delivered a letter, dated Tuesday, May 22nd
to Oklahoma GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell challenging the, "the
legitimacy and legality of the purported selection of at-large
delegates, and alternates to the Republican National Convention
at the May 12, 2012 Oklahoma Republican Party Convention." The
letter contends that the election of the State Republican
Executive Committee’s national delegate slate is void because
convention chairman Marc Nuttle failed to conduct the vote by
roll call ballot as required in party rules.
MA delegates asked to sign affidavit that they will vote for
Romney on first ballot
Daily Paul - Massachusetts delegates to the RNC in Tampa have
received a letter and affidavit that they are being asked to
sign and return, affirming that, under the pain and penalty of
perjury, they will vote for Mitt Romney in the first round of
YouTube: Maddow: Ron Paul wins Minnesota and brings in money for
struggling state GOP
MSNBC May 22, 2012.
YouTube: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Discusses ‘Ron Paul’s
Rand Paul and Brian Doherty (author of author of Ron Paul’s
rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired) spoke about
the Ron Paul’s Revolution at The Cato Institute.
YouTube: End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless
The official trailer to the documentary "End of the Road: How
Money Became Worthless.
The film can be viewed here.
Conflict of Interest: Jamie Dimon is CEO of JPMorgan and Fed
Activist Post - Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a
serving member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank. Dimon
was given his seat on the Fed’s board in 2007. He has enjoyed
his position throughout the financial crisis that his and
several other mega-banks have caused through irresponsible
behavior on the global stock market. Dimon is not the only
banking executive to serve two masters.
Double trouble at JP Morgan: trader's losses could exceed $7bn
Independent - The crisis at JP Morgan escalated yesterday as it
emerged its trading losses in London could rise to as much as
$7bn (£4.5bn) and the US bank cancelled a share buyback.
Wall Street Bankers Secretly Scammed Facebook IPO Buyers
Alexander Higgins - Reuters revealed that Wall Street Banks
scammed the public when the secretly cut their revenue estimates
for Facebook during the IPO roadshow and only let their most
lucrative retail investors know about the cuts. By withholding
the information from the public, millions of mom and pop retail
investors were set up for a blood bath, and as quoted from the
Seven foods that will naturally cleanse your liver
(NaturalNews) The primary way in which your body expels toxins
is via the liver, which detoxifies and cleanses your body by
continuously filtering the blood of poisons that enter it
through the digestive tract, the skin, and the respiratory
system. But when your liver becomes overworked as a result of
stress or excessive exposure to toxins, your entire system can
be thrown off balance, and your health severely compromised.
Scientists Discover Natural Celery Ingredient Apigenin Can Halt
Natural Society - Researchers recently unveiled amazing new
research that shows an ingredient known as apigenin — found in
celery and other produce — is a cheap way of stopping breast
cancer in its tracks. The sad part? The researchers even admit
in their write-up that it will be virtually impossible to
receive funding for further research because the pharmaceutical
companies cannot profit from it! That’s right, the scientists
actually come out and say that due to the convenient and
inexpensive nature of this cancer-fighting substance, big pharma
cannot make any money off of it. As a result, the research will
most likely be halted.
VIDEO: Gerson Therapy and Cancer: Live foods = live bodies
Food Freedom News - Some swear by raw, just-picked, live foods,
which makes sense considering we evolved and eventually thrived
with these natural plants and animals; not chemicals and
pesticides and fungicides and dead, factory foods.
Pneumonia Vaccine Shown to Actually Increase Bacterial
Infections It Is Supposed to Prevent
Dr. Mercola - These bacterial infections are becoming
increasingly drug-resistant and therefore harder and harder to
treat, which is why the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
recently issued new treatment guidelines for sinusitis.
Alarmingly, however, buried on page 16 of their report is the
acknowledgement that certain hard-to-treat bacterial infections
in children are on the rise because of the widespread use of the
conjugated pneumococcal vaccines!
The Drug Shock of the Year - FDA Approved, But Beware
Dr. Mercola - In a dramatic move that shows that the U.S. FDA is
softening its stand on bio-pharmed treatments, the agency has
approved the country's first genetically modified plant intended
for the treatment of a human disease. An Israeli firm grew human
disease enzymes in carrot cells, and produced a treatment for
Gaucher disease that they say shows improvement comparable to a
treatment derived from hamster cells. The drug goes by the name
Using mobile devices could give you 'smartphone face' with
(NaturalNews) Spending too much time staring at your mobile
phone, reading from your "tablet" mobile device, or working on
your laptop could cause you to develop "smartphone face," a
condition that some medical experts say is becoming increasingly
more prevalent in the digital age. A recent report in the U.K.'s
Daily Mail explains that more people than ever are now having
their skin tightened and chins tucked in order to fix the sag
caused by using too much technology.
Medicinal herb ginger helps protect against the effect of
(NaturalNews) Traditional healers often use ginger to treat
ailments ranging from nausea to arthritis pain. Recent studies
highlight another use for ginger, the amelioration of the impact
of parabens, a chemical widely used in the food and beverage
industry and as a preservative in personal care products, drugs,
and cosmetics. Parabens have been in the news recently thanks to
studies which show the vast majority of Americans show signs of
exposure. If ginger does indeed reduce parabens' impact that
gives it increased importance as a significant natural health
VIDEO: Feds Fine Utah School for Soda Machine, Declare Snickers
Kurt Nimmo - A school in Utah was recently fined $15,000 by the
federal government for the crime of selling soda to students
during lunch. The school used the money made from the sale of
soda to fund school programs.... It is OK to sell Gatorade and
“Snickers and Milkyway bars because they have nuts and they’re
nutritious. You can’t sell licorice, but you can sell
ice-cream,” [Davis High Principal] Burton said.
FDA accused of mass homicide of one million Americans each
(NaturalNews) On a webpage entitled Why Learn about Adverse Drug
Reactions (ADR)?, the FDA admits that 100,000 people die every
single year as a result of taking FDA-approved pharmaceutical
drugs. Citing figures from three different published studies,
the figures also reveal that two million people a year suffer
from serious ADRs, which include things like stroke, heart
attack, and permanent neurological damage.
You can view the FDA page here!
Senator: CISPA creates a Cyber Industrial Complex
RT - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) condemned the supporters of the
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) from
Capitol Hill on Monday, blaming the bill’s backers for approving
legislation that he suggests would do little to thwart cyber
terrorism that instead would alienate Americans by being far-too
encompassing and poorly architected.
The cost of downloading: Supreme Court says $675,000 fine
remains for sharing 30 songs
RT - A 29-year-old Rhode Island man is expected to pay $675,000
for the unauthorized downloading of 30 songs after the Supreme
Court said on Monday that they will not weigh in on one of the
record industry’s longest-running copyright infringement cases.
Joel Tenenbaum of Providence, RI will now go back to court to
continue his fight against a penalty that a District Court judge
once called “unconstitutionally” excessive.
Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
Guardian - The US military is developing software that will let
it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online
personas to influence internet conversations and spread
pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been
awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom),
which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and
Central Asia, to develop what is described as an “online persona
management service” that will allow one US serviceman or woman
to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the
How To Communicate If The US Govt Shuts Down The Internet
Alexander Higgins - A list of ways to stay connected to the
outside world, which could become a life and death issue, in the
event access to the internet is shut down. Editor’s Note: Beyond
the government shutting down the Internet, many more events can
cut off internet access to millions such as natural disasters
and cyber attacks. In such situations, being able to communicate
with the outside world could become a matter of life and death.
For that reason, be sure to print this out and save a hard copy
because if your Internet does go down you are not going to be
able to access this story.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Louie Schwartzberg: The beauty of pollination
Food Freedom News - “Pollination is vital to life on Earth, but
largely unseen by the human eye.” Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg
shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with
gorgeous high-speed images from his film Wings of Life: A love
story that feeds the earth, inspired by the vanishing of one of
nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.... “Bees are like
the canary in the coal mine. Once they disappear, so do we. It
reminds us that we are a part of nature—and not separate from
Exposure to common agricultural fungicide shown to influence rat
behavior for generations
Activist Post - A new study in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences shows that pregnant rats exposed to the
common agricultural fungicide vinclozolin pass on the damage to
their descendants. While the co-author stated that the purpose
of the study was to investigate potential phenomena which are
caused by exposure to the chemical, not to assess the risk
humans face... For those who are unfamiliar, vinclozolin – sold
under brand names Ronilan, Curalan, Vorlan and Touche – is used
to fight various diseases which target crops, such as molds,
rots, blights and is even regularly used on golf courses.
Today in History - Tuesday - May 22, 2012
1761 - In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in
1819 - The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic
1841 - Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.
1849 - Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.
1872 - The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners.
1882 - The U.S. formally recognized Korea.
1892 - Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invented the toothpaste tube.
1900 - The Associated Press was incorporated as a non-profit news
cooperative in New York.
1908 - The Wright brothers registered their flying machine for a U.S.
1939 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military alliance
between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact of Steel."
1947 - The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to
appropriate military and economic aid Turkey and Greece.
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered on PBS.
1969 - A lunar module of Apollo 10 flew within nine miles of the moon's
surface. The event was a rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit
Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
1990 - In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merged to become a
single state known as the Republic of Yemen.
1990 - Microsoft released Windows 3.0.
1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He
had been host for 30 years.
1997 - Kelly Flinn, the U.S. Air Force's first female bomber pilot
certified for combat, accepted a general discharge. She thereby avoided
court-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobeying an order.
1998 - Bolivia was hit with a series of powerful earthquakes. At least
18 were killed. The quakes ranged in magnitude from 5.9 to 6.8.
1998 - New information came to light about the June 1996 bombing that
killed 19 American airmen. The information indicated that Saudi citizens
had been responsible and not Iranians as once believed.
1998 - A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be
compelled to testify before a grand jury in Monica Lewinsky
investigation concerning U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - Voters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland turned out
to cast ballots giving approval to a Northern Ireland peace accord.
2002 - Chandra Levy's remains were found in Washington, DC's Rock Creek
Park. She was last seen on April 30, 2001. California Congressman Gary
Condit was questioned in the case due to his relationship with Levy.
2002 - In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby
Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that killed four
2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam became the
first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. She ended the day at
UN nuclear chief says deal with Iran reached
RT - The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency says he has reached a deal
with Iran on probing suspected work on nuclear weapons and adds that the
agreement will "be signed quite soon. " Yukiya Amano says some details
still need to be worked out. But he tells reporters that Iranian
officials say that those will not stand in the way of signing the deal,
North Korea to boost nuclear deterrent after U.S. pressure
(Reuters) - North Korea vowed on Tuesday to bolster its nuclear
deterrent in response to diplomatic pressure from Washington over a
recent failed rocket launch. The United States, backed by the United
Nations Security Council, has warned North Korea that it will face more
sanctions if it undertakes what would be its third nuclear test.
China says Pentagon hypes Chinese military threat
AP - The annual Pentagon report to Congress on China's military always
draws strenuous objections from Beijing. This year's report — which
outlined a Chinese military modernization effort that is gaining
momentum — comes as both Washington and Beijing are encouraging their
militaries to built trust and improve communications. Chinese Defense
Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said the Pentagon report exaggerates
Chinese defense capabilities, falsely accuses China of launching
cyber-attacks and plays up a military edge over rival Taiwan to boost
U.S. weapon s
VIDEO: Obama: U.S. can’t wait for Afghanistan to be 'perfect'
The Ticket - President Obama acknowledged "risks" in his decision to
withdraw U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 but said
war-weary Americans can't wait for that strife-torn country to be
"perfect." "I don't think that there is ever going to be an optimal
point where we say, this is all done, this is perfect, this is just the
way we wanted it and now we can wrap up all our equipment and go home,"
Obama said at a press conference at the end of a two-day NATO summit in
his hometown of Chicago.
The Netherlands Passes Net Neutrality Legislation
EFF.org - New legislation in the Netherlands makes it the first country
in Europe to establish a legal framework supporting net neutrality. In
addition to the net neutrality provisions, the law contains language
that restricts when ISPs can wiretap their users, and limits the
circumstances under which ISPs can cut off a subscriber’s Internet
Obama says Yemen now a hub for foreign terrorists
AP - President Barack Obama says the United States is very worried about
al-Qaida terrorism and extremism in Yemen. Obama says Yemen is drawing
foreign terrorists who once might have gone to Pakistan's border area,
where insurgents gather to fight NATO forces in Afghanistan. A suicide
bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal Monday in Yemen's
capital, killing 96 soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks in the city
in years. Al-Qaida's Yemen branch claimed responsibility for the attack.
Violence in Syria spills over into Lebanon
AP - Syria's war barreled over the border with an angry, raucous funeral
Monday for an anti-Syrian cleric whose killing set off a night of deadly
street battles in Beirut and raised fears that Lebanon is getting drawn
into the chaos afflicting its neighbor.
VIDEO: European missile defense shield up and running – NATO
RT - The European missile shield is up and running, says NATO
Secretary-General Fogh Rasmussen, who announced its “interim capability”
to shoot down incoming missiles. Earlier Russia voiced strong concern
over the issue.
10,000 Montreal Students Defy Anti-Protest Law Bill 78
Intel Hub - Up to 10,000 people attended a massive rally and march
against Quebec’s emergency (close to martial law) bill 78 which was
passed in 24 hours and severely limits the right to protest. Critics
throughout the world have claimed that the new rules infringe on civil
rights and are a step towards martial law. An article published on
theintelhub.com by Andrew Gavin Marshall described the events leading up
the passing of the emergency law and what the law actually does.
Unsafe Immunization Practices: Creating a Silent Epidemic in Developing
(NaturalNews) According to the World Health Organization, immunization
providers are responsible for 1.3 million early deaths each year in
emerging countries, due to using needles and syringes multiple times
without sterilizing them. But, it doesn't stop there. Approximately 21.7
million people every year who line up for vaccines and other injections
with these unsterilized needles and syringes are being infected with
Hepatitis B. An additional 2 million are infected with Hepatitis C, and
still another 250,000 receive HIV infections.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Is your doctor on this list?
How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors. Look under the State
and then for your doctors name.
Judge in 9/11 Case at Guantanamo Weighs Splitting up Defendants
and Holding Multiple Trials
NY Daily News.com - A special US military tribunal at Guantanamo
is weighing whether to hold separate trials for five accused
plotters of the September 11 attacks, a defense lawyer said. The
men, who are being held at Guantanamo Bay, were formally charged
earlier this month with crimes that include murder and
terrorism. They face the death penalty if convicted for their
roles in the Al-Qaeda attacks that claimed 2,976 lives in New
York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
As The Elite Fences Itself In, Kissinger Announces Order Out Of
Jurriaan Maessen - In a recent statement Henry Kissinger
admitted that social upheaval and mass civil unrest are to be
used as a means of merging the US into an “international
system”. “The United States has to be part of an international
system that we create domestically”, he told The Harvard Crimson
in the beginning of this month.
Video: Chicago: Establishment Creates Police State Theater for
NATO War Council
Kurt Nimmo - Despite establishment media hype predicting a
repeat of the violence at the 1968 Democratic convention, the
anti-NATO protests in Chicago have so far been largely
non-violent. Chicago cops tried to create a riot but not much
came of it.... Chicago and the federal government squandered
millions of tax payer dollars on a not-so secret “command
center” to keep a watchful electronic eye on Americans
exercising the First Amendment.
Chicago Braces for Final Day of Anti-NATO Protest, March on
CBS - Chicago braced for more demonstrations Monday, with
protesters marching to Boeing Corp. headquarters, a day after
police clashed with a group of demonstrators at the end of a
march protesting the NATO Summit. CBS Station WBBM correspondent
Marissa Bailey reports the demonstration outside Boeing's
headquarters on N. Riverside Plaza in the West Loop will protest
the defense contractor building aircraft and missiles for the
U.S. military. The protesters say Boeing is a "war machine that
produces war machines."
US catholics sue Obama over contraception mandate
RT - Catholic groups in the US are suing the Obama
administration over a law obliging employers to provide workers
with birth control coverage. Religious institutions argue that
the bill forces them to violate Catholic doctrine or face steep
fines. Around 43 Catholic institutions across eight states have
filed lawsuits against the regulations which are part of the
Obama administration’s healthcare reform law.
Bomb threat forces evacuation at Utah spy site, FBI says
(Reuters) - A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a National
Security Agency facility under construction in Utah on Monday
but investigators found nothing suspicious, an FBI spokeswoman
said. The site for the spy agency is being built at Camp
Williams, a military base just south of Salt Lake City. The Army
Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project. FBI spokeswoman
Deborah Bertram declined to say how the threat was received but
said it led to an evacuation at the site.
NSA under fire: Supreme Court to review legality of warrantless
wiretapping of Americans
RT - The US Supreme Court decided on Monday this week that they
will consider a case that challenges the powers for the federal
government established in the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a
legislation that allows authorities a wide breadth when getting
away with snooping into private conversation in the name of
VIDEO: CNN Anchor on NATO protest to police: The whole world is
watching, does anybody deserve this?
After going through previous media blackouts on police overreach
and brutality during Occupy protests, it’s an optimistic sign to
hear a reporter in shock over the beatings of protesters at the
NATO summit by authorities. CNN’s Don Lemon calls them out.
VIDEO: Teacher Yells At Student: Criminal Offense to Criticize
Intel Hub - An audio recording of an exchange between a teacher
and a student at North Rowan High School in North Carolina
serves as a reminder that the school system is becoming a
training ground for teaching kids to be subservient to the state
while indoctrinating them into thinking that the First Amendment
doesn’t exist. The clip features a conversation in which teacher
Tanya Dixon-Neely tells students that it is a criminal offense
to criticize Barack Obama and that they could be “arrested” for
Innocent Americans spent at least 10,000 years in jail
RT - The US Constitution guarantees a fair trial, but the number
of Americans that will argue otherwise is incredible. At least
2,000 people have been sentenced to prison for crimes in the
last 23 years, only to eventually be exonerated by the court.
Rise For Liberty Money Bomb Raises Over $800,000
Daily Paul - $800,000 and rising!
The Biggest Prize, California: Select Your Precincts to Mail
Daily Paul - LibertyUSApac.org is stepping up to the challenge
to help Ron Paul win in California by mailing Ron Paul Super
Brochures. They have a strategy to win delegates.
Old Neocon War Horse Cheney to Hold Fund-raiser for Mittens
Kurt Nimmo - Mitt Romney wants a warmonger and war criminal as
his vice president –
somebody just like Dick Cheney [video].... In short, Romney
is attempting to draw in the neocons and their supporters.
Democrats may have a field day linking Romney to the Bush-era
warmongers, but then they would be hypocrites to do so – Obama
has continued Bush’s legacy and has expanded the phony war on
terror, including partaking in the unconstitutional invasion of
Libya with NATO that resulted in the murder of around 30,000
people in the north African nation.
VIDEO: Ron "Paul Fest" Gains More Celebrities! Country Stars
Burns and Poe Make Huge Announcement!
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60 Min Peter Thiel: Ron Paul Worth Every Cent of Investment
CBS 60 Minutes 5/20/2012 - Paypal Co-Founder / Entrepreneur
Peter Thiel explains why investing 2.5 million in Ron Paul is
VIDEO: 'Life over war': US veterans return medals at NATO summit
msnbc.com - Dozens of anti-war veterans tossed their medals onto
a Chicago street Sunday near where NATO began its two-day
summit, calling them “representations of hate,” “lies” and
“cheap tokens,” and with some making emotional pleas for
forgiveness from the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. With many
dressed in military fatigues, they had filed through the streets
in formation, chanting "N-A-T-O, NATO has got to go," and “No
NATO, no war, we don't work for you no more,” leading about
2,000 protesters on a 2.5-mile march.
U.S. lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders
(Reuters) - China can now bypass Wall Street when buying U.S.
government debt and go straight to the U.S. Treasury, in what is
the Treasury's first-ever direct relationship with a foreign
government, according to documents viewed by Reuters.
VIDEO: Bankers Under Fire as Facebook Slips 11%
WSJ - Facebook shares skidded on their second day on the market,
leaving some investors in the red and raising questions about
whether the company and its lead banker, Morgan Stanley, botched
Related article here.
Gas Spending Around the World
Memorial Day signals the start of the summer driving season, a
time when many Americans ditch the hassle of airport security
and opt to get in their cars and drive. But don't let the recent
drop in gas prices fool you — with the rise in summer travel and
an increased demand for gasoline, history shows that gas prices
will likely spike right before the holiday weekend. Mention high
gas prices and many Americans will admit to feeling the pinch at
the pump, but how do we compare to the rest of the world?
Wells Fargo Has Blood on Its Hands: Desperate Man Commits
Suicide After Shocking Foreclosure Mistreatment
AlterNet - The quick version of this terrible story is that
Norman and Oriane Rousseau of Newbury Park, California were
scammed into a predatory mortgage. But they made their payments
anyway, always paying with a cashier’s check in person at the
same branch. Then one day the bank misapplied their payment and
said they still owed the money. This started a long, nasty
process that led to the bank evicting the Rousseaus from their
WWF Calls For Immediate EcoAusterity
Intel Hub - “If all of humanity lived like an average resident
of Indonesia, only two-thirds of the planet’s biocapacity would
be used; if everyone lived like an average Argentinean, humanity
would demand more than half an additional planet; and if
everyone lived like an average resident of the USA, a total of
four Earths would be required to regenerate humanity’s annual
demand on nature.” — World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet
Report 2012 (emphasis added)
The top five superfoods to always keep stocked in your pantry
(NaturalNews) What is a superfood? While there is no specific
definition for the term, a superfood is generally recognized by
a few characteristics: high nutritional density and low
calories, high fiber, high in omega-3 fatty acids, lots of
antioxidant activity, and rich with phytochemicals that have the
potential to prevent or even reverse disease.
Best home remedies and natural treatments for poison ivy
(NaturalNews) As summer approaches, most people spend more time
outdoors; and with that comes the chance of developing a poison
ivy allergy. Oils from these devilish weeds are highly noxious,
causing a long list of poison ivy allergy symptoms....
Fortunately, nature has not only cursed us with these weeds, but
also provided a list of home remedies for allergic reactions to
poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
Natural Antibiotic, Digestive Aid | Powerful Oregano Oil
Natural Society - According to scientists from the Department of
Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center,
oregano oil could actually be a ‘new’ and ‘safe’
antimicrobial agent that could serve to replace big pharma’s
drugs. Based on their research and the findings of the other
scientists, the team agreed that oregano oil could be the
natural and logical solution.
CDC Targeting Baby Boomers for Mass Vaccination Agenda
Activist Post - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) has drafted a recommendation that ALL Baby Boomers (people
born between 1945 and 1965) be tested for the hepatitis C virus
and subsequently vaccinated. The CDC estimates 800,000 people
are infected and being vaccinated could save 120,000 lives. The
Baby Boomers are being targeted because of the rampant drug use
in the '80s with needles, as well as blood transfusions that
were in great use during the '90s; before blood screening was
What is the Average American Diet? – Infographic
Activist Post - With the average American consuming 24 lbs of
artificial sweeteners, 29 lbs of french fries, and over 600 lbs
of dairy per year, the average American is in a state of crisis.
The average American diet is heavily responsible for the
escalating obesity rates and is ultimately contributing to the
development of illness and diseases.
Findings from Flawed Study Used To Discredit
Life Extention - Back in 1983, commercial companies bragged in
their advertising about how much iron their multivitamins
contained. Despite our repeated warnings, very few commercial
supplement companies removed iron from their multivitamin
formulas as the public perception was that supplemental iron was
beneficial. The result of this misconception was that
individuals using commercial supplements were obtaining
miniscule quantities of antioxidants to protect against free
radicals, while simultaneously ingesting large amounts of iron
(and sometimes copper) that are known free radical generators.
Final advice: Panel against routine prostate test
AP - Healthy men shouldn't get routine prostate cancer
screenings, says updated advice from a government panel that
found the PSA blood tests do more harm than good. Despite
strenuous protests from urologists, the U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force is sticking by a contentious proposal it made last
fall. A final guideline published Monday says there's little if
any evidence that PSA testing saves lives - while too many men
suffer impotence, incontinence, heart attacks, occasionally even
death from treatment of tiny tumors that never would have killed
Marijuana Oil Helps 3-Year-Old Son Beat Cancer, Dad Says
Natural Society - What would you do if your 3-year old son was
stricken with brain cancer? Most parents wouldn’t think twice
about bringing their child to a mainstream doctor, only to
undergo modern-day cancer ‘treatments’ such as chemotherapy.
This is what one father, Mike Hyde, from Montana did when his 3
year old was diagnosed with brain cancer, but the father doesn’t
attribute his sons victory against cancer with the use of
chemotherapy or any other mainstream treatment; the dad actually
says marijuana oil is what made the young boy beat cancer.
Fascinating documentary exposes cancer industry's death agenda:
Cut Poison Burn
(NaturalNews) In the sobering documentary Cut Poison Burn,
filmmaker Wayne Chesler brings to light the sinister nature of
the multi-billion dollar cancer industry, its suppression of any
real pursuit of a cure, and its stranglehold on medicine that
restricts individuals from choosing their own personalized,
alternative forms of treatment....Watch the trailer here.
Monday Mail Mayhem: Anonymous leaks 1.7 GB of Justice Dept data
RT - The Anonymous hacker group posted 1.7 gigabytes of data on
The Pirate Bay. The group says it obtained by hacking into the
Justice Department Statistics website. The department also
acknowledged that its web server had been breached. A message
accompanying the torrent uploaded by user AnonymousLeaks on The
Pirate Bay states that the intention of the action is to “end
the corruption that exists, and to truly make those who are
being oppressed free.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Not so organic - USDA accused of conspiracy with agribusiness
RT - The Cornucopia Institute from the state of Wisconsin is
calling out the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in their
latest report by saying that the governmental panel that
determines what is and isn’t considered “organic” is stacked
with federal insiders with an alternative agenda. According to
the findings in The Organic Watergate paper released this week,
the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has taken a
turn for the worse in recent years, hiring staffers in bed with
corporate entities that aren’t as concerned with protecting
consumers as they are with making a buck.
Big Ag, Monsanto take over research universities and turn them
into pro-industry propaganda machines
(NaturalNews) Tom Philpott from Mother Jones dissects a recent
Food & Water Watch (FWW) report in which it is openly disclosed
that corporate agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry have
basically bought out agricultural research education as we know
it. Colleges and universities that once received the bulk of
their research funding from the federal government now receive
it from Monsanto, DuPont, and others, and their research efforts
New technology can detect as little as 0.1 percent GMO
contamination in crops, food
(NaturalNews) What this all means for the general public is
that, should mandatory GM labeling laws eventually be passed in
your state or, in a best-case scenario nationwide, scanning food
and crops for GM contaminants will be simple and and
highly-effective. The technology will also allow farmers to
detect the presence of GM contamination in their fields, which
could make it a lot easier for farmers to sue Monsanto and other
GMO giants for trespassing.
Monsanto’s Mass ‘Super Weeds’ Force a Return to Sustainable
Activist Post - The super resistant weeds threaten not only
independent family farmers and major agricultural businesses
alike, but also the future of food production. Experts are now
calling for a radical change in farming practices, with
time-tested traditional methods being the ultimate goal.
The Top 50 Excuses For Not Prepping
American Dream -
The number of preppers in the United States today is
steadily increasing, but the vast majority of people out there
still see no reason to start getting ready for "the end of the
world as we know it". Most people just assume that things will
always somehow get better or that they will somehow be immune to
whatever calamities are heading our way. Most people always seem
to have a "good excuse" for why they do not need to prepare.
Today in History - Monday - May 21, 2012
1819 - Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City. They were
originally known as "swift walkers."
1832 - In the U.S., the Democratic Party held its first national
1840 - New Zealand was declared a British colony.
1856 - Lawrence, Kansas was captured by pro-slavery forces.
1863 - The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, LA, began.
1881 - The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton.
1881 - The United States Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York
1906 - Louis H. Perlman received his patent for the demountable
1922 - The cartoon, "On the Road to Moscow," by Rollin Kirby won a
Pulitzer Prize. It was the first cartoon awarded the Pulitzer.
1927 - Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane
flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The trip began May 20.
1929 - The first automatic electric stock quotation board was used by
Sutro and Company of New York City.
1934 - Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the U.S. to fingerprint
all of its citizens.
1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.
1945 - Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married.
1956 - The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb in the Pacific
Ocean over Bikini Atoll.
1961 - Governor Patterson declared martial law in Montgomery, AL.
1968 - The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard,
was last heard from. The remains of the sub were later found on the
ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
1970 - The National Guard was mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio
1982 - The British landed in the Falkland Islands and fighting began.
1991 - In Madras, India, the former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi was
killed by a bouquet of flowers that contained a bomb.
1998 - An expelled student, Kipland Kinkel, in Springfield, OR, killed 2
people and wounded 25 others with a semi-automatic rifle. Police also
discovered that the boy had killed his parents before the rampage.
1998 - Microsoft and Sega announced that they are collaborating on a
home video game system.
1998 - In Miami, FL, five abortion clinics were hit by an butyric
Bin Laden died of natural causes says Former CIA agent
A former agent of the CIA has revealed that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin
Laden has died of natural causes five years before the US announced his
US warns North Korea against another nuke test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The top U.S. envoy for North Korea warned
Pyongyang on Monday that any nuclear test would be a serious
miscalculation that would unify the world in seeking swift, tough
UN nuclear chief in Iran on key mission
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of the U.N. nuclear agency arrived Monday
in Tehran on a key mission that could lead to the resumption of probes
by the watchdog on whether Iran has secretly worked on an atomic weapon.
It would also strength the Islamic Republic's negotiating hand in
crucial nuclear talks with six world powers later this week in Baghdad.
UK troops may stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 says official
RT - Plans for a compete Western pullout from Afghanistan seem to be
drifting with Britain saying a small number of its soldiers may remain
in the country beyond the 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline.
Syrian opposition gets shoulder-fired missiles
WND - There remains frustration in trying to track down up to 20,000
missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the bunkers
during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi,
according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now that they have
disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens of millions of
dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been turned in.
G8 Confab Calls for Action Against Iran, North Korea
Kurt Nimmo - During the G8 confab at Camp David this weekend, the “major
industrial nations” called for turning up the heat on North Korea and
Iran in response to their nuclear programs.
VIDEO: G8 summit ends with artificial ‘hopetimism’
RT - The annual G8 summit is over, with no tangible result in saving
Europe from financial crisis.... Charlie McGrath, the founder of Wide
Awake News, told RT.... “We keep talking about Greece over and over and
over again for the last several years. But the problem is not just
Greece, Greece is a relatively small economy,” McGrath warned. “The
problem is the European debt load period, and nobody is addressing the
real problem which is these banks that have loaded up the debt on all
Spy-Butterfly: Israel developing insect drone for indoor surveillance
RT - The future is here and this is not a butterfly on your wall, as
Israeli drones are getting tiny. Their latest project – a
butterfly-shaped drone weighing just 20 grams - the smallest in its
range so far – can gather intelligence inside buildings.
Big pharma 'research' suggests all people over 50 should take statins
every day for life
(NaturalNews) Big pharma propaganda has reached a new height in the UK
this week, with the release of a new study that appears to show the
benefits of taking statins. The report goes on to claim that everyone
over 50 years of age should be taking the drug on a daily basis, for the
rest of their lives.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. soliders forced to wear U.N. logo? - Appeal explains
Clinton's secret executive order
WND - In the 1990s, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly wrote a
moving description of the plight of U.S. Army Specialist E-4
Michael G. New, a medic in the Third Infantry Division who was
drummed out of the military because he refused to wear the
uniform of the United Nations. “When American soldiers were
killed over Iraq,” she wrote, “Vice President Al Gore told the
widows and orphans of those men that ‘they died in the service
of the United Nations.’ That wasn’t a slip of the tongue; his
words reveal the Clinton administration’s plan to use our armed
forces as U.N. mercenaries all over the world at the whim of
Lou Dobbs mystified by Obama-birth ‘taboo’
WND - Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs says he’s mystified by an
apparent “taboo” Republicans and the national media have as they
continue to bury any question or news story probing the
eligibility of Barack Obama to be president of the United
Life in Occupied Chicago
Activist Post - Secret Service agents, NORTHCOM and National
Guard forces, as well as thousands of state and local police
seem everywhere.... Residents were advised to hunker down and
stay out of harm's way as best as possible. For many, it's not
easy. More on a city under siege below.
Obama Order Backing Yemen Dictator Threatens Free Speech,
New American - President Obama is under fire after passing a
so-called “Executive Order” threatening anyone, including
American citizens, who interferes even “indirectly” with the
transition to power of the new U.S. government-backed dictator
of Yemen. Analysts expressed concern that the measure could be
an attack on the First Amendment protection of free speech
rights, suggesting that journalists and activists who oppose the
Yemeni regime might find themselves targeted by the
administration’s newly super-charged terror war.
MBTA to Spread Dead Bacteria on Red Line in Bio-Terror Test
Beacon Hill, MA Patch - In order to test sensors that detect
biological agents that terror groups could release into subway
systems, Homeland Security and the T plan to release dead
bacteria at three Red Line stops during off-hours.
Army Convoy Heading Towards NATO Summit As Chicago Law
Enforcement Prepares For War With Protesters
Intel Hub - With the city of Chicago investing at least a
million dollars in riot control equipment and warning the Red
Cross of possible evacuations, things are sure to get extremely
hairy. Top that off with recently spotted army vehicles headed
towards Chicago and you have a recipe for an extremely violent
VIDEO: Over 1,000 join 2nd day of anti-NATO protests in Chicago
RT - More than a thousand protesters have flooded downtown
Chicago on the second day of demonstrations against the upcoming
NATO summit. A few skirmishes took place with police using
batons on activists. This comes as about 2,500 people attended a
rally at a downtown plaza on Friday. However, the biggest
demonstrations are expected to take place on Sunday when the
NATO summit kicks off.
VIDEO: Nurses lead thousands in Chicago anti-NATO march (PHOTOS)
RT - Thousands of protesters took to Chicago’s streets ahead of
the NATO summit due to kick off there on Sunday. National Nurses
United teamed up with trade unions and the Occupy movement to
form a mass rally in the Windy City. The NNU members demanded a
Robin Hood tax to be introduced on banks’ financial
transactions. That demand was rather a supplement to the protest
against proposals to cut back nurses pensions.
VIDEO: Kucinich Anti-Drone Amendment Struck Down
Fox News - Three other amendments were rejected earlier in the
day by voice vote, from: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio),
prohibits the Joint Special Operations Command from conducting
drone strikes against targets whose identity is not known or is
based solely on patterns of behavior (aka "signature"
strikes).... The Kucinich-Conyers legislation flies directly in
the face of the Obama administration's decision to execute those
types of airstrikes, particularly against suspected terror
targets in Yemen.
VIDEO: 6-foot-long, 100-pound missile falls off Apache
helicopter near Texas homes
Activist Post - In Killeen, Texas, a training missile – which is
actually never meant to leave the helicopter – fell off an
Apache helicopter flying out of the Fort Hood military base. I
wish I could say that this was the only example of the military
doing things which seem nothing short of imbecilic, but that is
far from the case. Watch the below video about the Navy spending
another $262 million on drones that don’t work if you need
GOP House leaders increase pressure on Holder to comply with
Fox News - [Rep. Darrel Issa, chairman of the chamber's
investigative committee] wants to put Holder in contempt of
Congress for failing to comply with the October 2011 subpoena
issued for the documents. House members say Holder has provided
only select information, while the administration argues Holder
has provided what is required for the congressional
4-year-old Texas girl taken from parents and heavily drugged by
Child Protective Services
RT -The parents of a 4-year-old girl are outraged after their
daughter was placed under the care of Child Protective Services
and then heavily medicated with psychotropic drugs.... Rachel,
at only three years old, was hooked on Risperdal, a drug used to
treat Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar disorder. Sadly, she isn’t the
only one either. A report from ABC News published in November
2011 reveals that around one-fourth of foster children examined
by the Government Accountability Office were prescribed at least
one psychiatric drugs, with thousands of youngsters forced to
take doses higher than what the FDA approves.
The US government is collecting DNA from kids, whether or not
they are involved in criminal activity
(NaturalNews) Documents recently released by the U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in response to a
Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Electronic
Freedom Foundation (EFF), show that the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) is considering collecting DNA samples from
children 14 and up, and is even considering collecting samples
from kids younger than that.
VIDEO: 2nd Grader Kicked Out of School for ‘Black Face’ MLK
KRDO - A second-grader at Meridian Ranch Elementary school in
Colorado Springs was pulled out of class on Wednesday for
painting his face black. Sean King dressed up as Martin Luther
King, Jr. for a class project. “It was wax museum day for the
second-graders and each one dressed up as a historical figure
they were assigned,” said Sean’s mother, Michelle King-Roca.
Ron Paul Decisively Wins Minnesota and Carries Delegates in
Multiple Other States
Supporters of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul
have propelled him to an historic win in Minnesota this weekend,
with delegate gains having occurred in multiple other states as
well. The recent achievements affirm Paul’s delegate-attainment
strategy, and support the notion that he and his platform will
be featured prominently at the Republican National Convention in
Tampa this August.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5/21/12
On Indefinite Detention: The Tyranny Continues.
Rise For Liberty Money Bomb Rolls On!
Video/Audio: Ron Paul rocks Minnesota GOP Convention
Ron Paul full speech at 2012 Minnesota Republican State
Conference 5-18-12. (Over 2100 delegates present.)
Ron Paul Picks Up National Delegates
Michigan Standard - Ron Paul has been picking up delegates in
state after state, and Michigan was no different. Although the
totals are not yet confirmed it looks like Ron Paul picked up 8
of the 30 voting delegates from Michigan for the national
convention in Tampa. Additionally, at least one non-voting
delegate and 11 alternates are Ron Paul supporters as well.
Should I Vote For Ron Paul 2012? Complete Guide to Ron Paul's
Stance on Every Issue
PolicyMic - In order to do my part to help understand not just
Paul, but libertarian philosophy in general, I put together a
brief summary of where Paul stands on specific political issues
taken from his speeches and writings.
Reality Check: Liberty Movement Taking Over GOP Part 1
Ben Swann takes a look at the hidden story that the Grand Old
Party is becoming a whole new party. Why Rep. Ron Paul may only
be a messenger of a movement that has already scored major
victories this primary season.
Ron Paul co-sponsors Obama Impeachment Bill
Examiner - Hoping to soon pass committee and make it to the
house is HCR 107, a bill threatening the possibility of the
impeachment of the President of the United States for high
crimes and misdemeanors, now thrust into the spotlight.
VIDEO: Arizona's Secretary Of State Threatens To Keep President
Obama Off The Ballot
Business Insider- Talking Points Memo this morning pointed to
this interview yesterday between Arizona conservative radio host
and Secretary of State Ken Bennett. In the interview, Bennett
said it would be "possible" that he keeps President Obama off
the Arizona ballot in November unless he receives "confirmation"
from the state of Hawaii that Barack Obama was born there.
Lung Disease Following Deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan
rtmagazine.com - Concern for deployment-related lung disease is
on the rise, as more US troops and civilian contractors are
reporting prolonged and unexplained respiratory symptoms after
returning from southwest Asia. Several exposures of concern have
been identified, including burn pit emissions, desert dusts, and
industrial fires and emissions.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Chicago Police Hold Occupy Activists on State Terrorism
Charges With Dubious Evidence
Common Dreams - The City of Chicago has filed charges against
three Occupy activists, Jared Chase, Brent Beterly, and Brian
Jacob Church, including possession of explosives or incendiary
devices, material support for terrorism, and conspiracy. While
police say the suspects had Molotov cocktail-making equipment,
the National Lawyers Guild says they only had beer-making
equipment and cell phones.
JPMorgan's Potential Trading Loss Just Keeps Spiraling Higher
Business Insider - When JPMorgan first announced that its CIO
office had blundered into a huge trading loss, the number was
pegged at $2 billion, though the company said it could go
Then the loss was reported to be $3 billion. And now.... $5
billion or more?
Chinese company to buy US movie theater chain AMC
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese conglomerate announced Monday it will
buy a major U.S. cinema chain, AMC Entertainment Holdings, for
$2.6 billion in China's biggest corporate takeover in the United
States to date.
U.S. Liquidating its Best Companies
Economy in Crisis - A country that produces nothing produces no
wealth. The companies within a country are that country’s wealth
producers. We allow our companies to be snatched up by foreign
competitors on the open stock market. Over 16,000 of our best
wealth producing companies have been auctioned off, and the U.S.
has no authoritative government agency prohibiting the Great
“Free” Trade Makes the Rich Even Richer
Economy in Crisis - Gordon Lafer, a political science professor
at Oregon University wrote in The Hill, “The minority that
supports the NAFTA model, however, includes the country’s most
powerful corporate lobbies. The strongest advocates of ‘free
trade’ are the Chamber of Commerce and multinational
corporations such as GE, which sent tens of thousands of jobs
overseas and built a profitable business helping others do
Related video: The Corruption Within.
Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly
destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving
Monsanto's Roundup kills bees
(NaturalNews) An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade's
worth of expertise about how to successfully raise organic,
chemical-free bees is the latest victim of flagrant government
tyranny. According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence "Terry"
Ingram of Apple River, Ill., owner of Apple Creek Apiaries,
recently had his bees and beehives stolen from him by the
Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA), as well as more than
15 years' worth of research proving Monsanto's Roundup to be the
cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) destroyed.
Bayer will stop at nothing to make a profit… when will they be
redicecreations.com - As many as 50% to 90% of the bee
populations have simply vanished. This is a big deal. Bees are a
keystone species – they are vital to the food chain on our
planet. An international study of 115 food crops grown in over
200 countries showed that 75% of crops are pollinated by
animals, especially by bees. At first it was believed that only
honeybees were affected, but then bumblebee populations began to
decline. ...it has now been proven that the bee deaths are
actually the result of poisoning from two known pesticides
called clothianidin and imidacloprid –manufactured by Bayer.
Should the FDA approve Big Pharma marketing drug treatments to
(NaturalNews) This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) will consider allowing an anti-HIV drug to be promoted to
otherwise healthy, HIV-free people as a purely preventative
measure for the first time. If approved, Gilead Sciences will be
able to market Truvada to anyone who might be considered "at
risk" for contracting the disease based on lifestyle and other
factors... Under the new guidelines, doctors would begin openly
touting this therapy as a glorified prophylactic to people who
do not have HIV based on fear they might contract it someday
(and all at the low price of just $14,000 a year).
Astragalus, the unsung cancer fighter
(NaturalNews) Astragalus is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb
that has been around for over 4,000 years. Astragalus is an
adaptogenic, nontoxic herb and plant extract that helps the body
resist the damaging effects of stress while restoring normal
physiological function. Astragalus aids adrenal function,
digestion, metabolism, combats fatigue and increases stamina.
Astragalus is very effective in helping people with AIDS and has
even proven to have an anti-tumor effect and can increase the
efficacy of chemotherapy.
Try these natural foods and herbs for treating upset stomach,
(NaturalNews) If you are one of the millions of people that
suffers from a stomach ulcer, or even if you just occasionally
get an upset stomach after eating, there is hope beyond simply
taking antacids or other pharmaceutical drugs, all of which
merely address the symptoms of the problem rather than the
cause. Instead, you may want to try incorporating one or more of
these all-natural, stomach-healing foods and herbs into your
everyday diet for lasting, curative relief.
Medical Board of California bullies couple into shutting down
colon hydrotherapy practice, entire profession now at risk
(NaturalNews) For more than a decade, Shea and her husband
Stephen have been helping patients cleanse their colons
naturally without chemicals or drugs using simple water, a
practice that is fully legal for non-licensed practitioners in
the state of California under the provisions of SB 577, Section
2053.6. But because many colon hydrotherapists like Shea and
Stephen operate unlicensed and outside the mainstream medical
paradigm, the Medical Board of California... appears to have
decided to launch a witch hunt to destroy the practice,
beginning with the Bairds.
Spicy Food Beats Dangerous Weight Loss Surgery
Natural Society - Published in the journal Digestive Diseases
and Sciences, the authors revealed that caspaicin could be a
natural method of combating obesity that is nearly as effective
as intensive surgeries — and with far less complications and
risks.... Spicy foods could even prevent the leading cause of
death (heart disease), according to powerful research from the
Chinese University of Hong Kong.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Damages Learning Abilities, Memory
Natural Society - High-fructose corn syrup, a ubiquitous
ingredient present in processed foods and sugary beverages
across the globe, is a well-known health destroyer. Now,
scientists have revealed that the substance may also be damaging
the brain functions of consumers worldwide. In fact, the
official release goes as far to say that high-fructose corn
syrup can make you ‘stupid’.
Gluten sensitivity in mothers linked to mental health issues for
(NaturalNews) Children born to women with gluten sensitivity may
be at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other
psychiatric diseases later in life, according to a study
conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Johns
Hopkins Children's Center and published in the American Journal
Facebook sued for $15 billion over subscriber tracking
Press TV - Facebook users in California have filed a lawsuit
against the social network seeking damages for invasion of their
privacy and improper tracking. The suit consolidates 21 related
cases filed in more than a dozen states in 2011 and early 2012
alleging that Facebook tracked internet use of its members even
after they logged out of their accounts. Lawyers in the suit
seek up to USD 10,000 for each Facebook user, or more than $15
City of Chicago under attack… by hackers
RT - A group linked to the hacktivist collective Anonymous
claims to have taken down the Chicago police department website
as authorities are looking into whether the City of Chicago
website was also hit in the cyber strike.
VIDEO: Major CISPA opponent steps down, jeopardizing White
House’s veto ‘promise’
RT - The House-approved legislation that would erode Internet
privacy for Americans might have just bypassed a major hurdle.
The White House official who publically condemned CISPA has
suddenly stepped down as Obama’s cybersecurity coordinator.
VIDEO: Google’s New Search Tool to Use CIA and World Bank as
Sources for ‘Facts’
Infowars - Instead of using the typical search strength of a
particular answer, this new feature will draw “facts” from
places like Wikipedia for historical information, CIA World
Factbook for geopolitical answers, the World Bank for economic
facts, Freebase for information about people and other
predetermined sources. This move by Google seems eerily similar
to Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in that search results or “answers
and facts” will no longer be gathered based on the algorithmic
popularity of content, but rather selected by Google.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
BARRELS OF FUN: Grow Potatoes in a Barrel
Mother Earth News - Believe it or not, you can grow potatoes
using simple supplies such as sawdust and an old garbage can.
We'll show you how.
Enlist Beneficial Insects for Natural Pest Control
Mother Earth News - Grow the right flowers to attract these Top
10 beneficial insects to your garden to minimize damage from
aphids, caterpillars, flea beetles and other pests.
VIDEO: Pet Owners Say Cat’s Cancer Caused By Vaccine
KRDO.com - A family pet is dying of cancer, and the owners say
their veterinarians told them the tumor was likely caused by a
vaccination.... Her cat, Hozart, has a large open tumor just
above his tail, the same spot where the cat was vaccinated in
Montana years ago.... Anthony said the cat was vaccinated for
rabies, distemper and feline leukemia. Since Hozart developed
the tumor, the family has learned that the leukemia vaccine
isn't necessary for in-door cats like Hozart, and that it
carries one of the highest risks of any animal vaccine for
causing cancerous tumors.
VIDEO: Forget Everything Bad You've Been Told about Essential
Oils for Pets
Dr Becker - Dr. Melissa Shelton is a holistic DVM who has
pioneered the use of essential oils to treat animals in her
practice – with really outstanding results. Dr. Shelton’s
interest in essential oils began very gradually, but ultimately
became her passion. She considers the importance of oils to heal
pets second only to a solid nutritional foundation.
Another Diamond Product Recalled
Susan Thixton - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary
recall to include its Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog
Lamb & Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011
due to potential exposure to Salmonella. No illnesses have been
reported. Update: A second Diamond Pet Food manufacturing plant
has now had a product recalled due to Salmonella.
Today in History - Friday - May 18, 2012
1792 - Russian troops invaded Poland.
1798 - The first Secretary of the U.S. Navy was appointed. He was
1802 - Great Britain declared war on Napoleon's France.
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed emperor by the French Senate.
1828 - Battle of Las Piedras ended the conflict between Uruguay and
1917 - The U.S. Congress passed the Selective Service act, which called
up soldiers to fight in World War I.
1931 - Japanese pilot Seiji Yoshihara crashed his plane in the Pacific
Ocean while trying to be the first to cross the ocean nonstop. He was
picked up seven hours later by a passing ship.
1933 - The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.
1934 - The U.S. Congress approved an act, known as the "Lindberg Act,"
that called for the death penalty in interstate kidnapping cases.
1949 - Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America was incorporated
1951 - The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.
1974 - India became the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.
1980 - Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state. 57 people were
killed and 3 billion in damage was done.
1983 - The U.S. Senate revised immigration laws and gave millions of
illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program.
1994 - Israel's three decades of occupation in the Gaza Strip ended as
Israeli troops completed their withdrawal and Palestinian authorities
1998 - The U.S. federal government and 20 states filed a sweeping
antitrust case against Microsoft Corp., saying the computer software
company had a "choke hold" on competitors which denied consumer choices
by controlling 90% of the software market.
1998 - U.S. federal officials arrested more than 130 people and seized
$35 million. This was the end to an investigation of money laundering
being done by a dozen Mexican banks and two drug-smuggling cartels.
Iran Ships Oil On Behalf Of Syria
An oil tanker belonging to Iran's state-owned shipping line has been
switching flags and using multiple companies to transport crude from
Syria to Iran, illustrating how Tehran is helping to sidestep
international efforts to choke the finances of Bashar al-Assad, Syrian
president. Documents obtained by the Financial Times show the vessel,
operated by the Islamic Republic International Shipping Lines, sailed
from Syria to the Gulf of Oman and then Iran, using different flags and
Cameron to tell Merkel she is the only person who can save the euro
David Cameron will today press the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to
come to the rescue of Greece and other ailing European economies or risk
the collapse of the single currency.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama hosts key world leaders at Camp David
While the two-day summit will be overshadowed by the follow-on
NATO conference in Chicago for 61 visiting heads of state -- a
summit that will help determine the future course of Afghanistan
-- the more intimate G8 get-together is a major event on Obama's
Arpaio reacts to latest Obama-Kenya connection
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose special investigative
unit already has found probable cause that Barack Obama’s Hawaii
birth certificate is a forgery, says the discovery of a 1991
literary brochure listing Obama’s birthplace as Kenya “puts more
smoke out there.”
Fighter Jets In Skies Over Chicago On Friday Morning Before NATO
The U.S. North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command Region
fighters–including Air Force KC-135 tankers, Air Force F-16s,
and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters–will be visible on
Friday morning, beginning around 9 a.m.
Chicago braces for major protests as NATO summit looms
As world leaders gather for the NATO summit in Chicago this
weekend, they will be welcomed by thousands of protesters with a
litany of complaints. Chief among them: Stop spending money on
war and use it to rebuild recession-hit communities instead.
Some downtown Chicago businesses are taking extra steps for
security, including boarding up ahead of expected anti-NATO
Veterans For Peace Calls for an End to NATO
Veterans for Peace works for the abolition of war, and while
that process will take many steps, one that should be taken
immediately is the dissolution of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization. Read More...
Nuclear power regulators call for fewer immediate evacuations in
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the nation’s
nuclear power regulators quietly overhauled community emergency
planning for nuclear accidents for the first time in more than
three decades, requiring fewer exercises for major accidents and
recommending that fewer people be evacuated right away.
House OKs continued war in Afghanistan
The House endorsed the continued war in Afghanistan on Thursday
despite acknowledgment from Republicans and Democrats that the
American people are war-weary after more than a decade of
conflict. By a vote of 303-113, lawmakers rejected an amendment
that would have swiftly ended combat operations in Afghanistan
by limiting funds only to the "safe and orderly withdrawal of
U.S. troops and military contractors from Afghanistan."
Fraud charges for former financial advisory chief
A federal grand jury indicted a former chairman of a national
financial planning association with fraud on Thursday for
funneling more than $46 million of his clients' money into risky
ventures he co-founded. Mark Spangler, a former chairman of the
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA),
diverted the funds, which clients expected to be invested in
publicly traded instruments, into his technology ventures
instead, the Department of Justice said.
Buffett Buys 63 Newspapers for $142 Million
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is boosting its bet on
the newspaper industry, with a deal to buy the majority of Media
General Inc's papers for $142 million in cash, making him one of
the largest publishers in the United States.
Obama wants tough rules after JPMorgan loss says report
Obama said this week the huge loss illustrated the need for Wall
Street reform and warned that the same kind of error at a less
stable bank may have required government intervention.
Delegate From Arizona Marko Trickovic Spills Beans On Blatant
Fraud @ State Convention
With the amount of corruption that the GOP establishment is
filled with, they're surely going to get their BLOWBACK. They're
asking for it very badly.
Nearly $2 million in guns, combat gear sold to gangs
A wide-reaching investigation by military and civilian
authorities has uncovered a criminal conspiracy within the Armed
Forces to steal and sell nearly $2 million in guns and combat
gear to gangs in the U.S. and foreign countries including China,
military officials have confirmed.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Busloads of Occupy Protesters Head to Chicago
More protesters, mostly from the Occupy movement, are making
their way to Chicago. Groups from New York City, Los Angeles,
Washington D.C. and Portland boarded buses Wednesday morning and
settled in for the long haul. The groups streamed their trips
online along the way, spreading the word about the Occupy
movement and their Chicago plans. On a bus from L.A., riders
described Occupy as "a new kind of lifestyle" and speculated
close to 900 supporters ultimately would converge.
NYPD loses face and first Occupy Wall Street trial
This case could have been a slam dunk for the NYPD, had it not
been for one thing: the video showing police claims of
disorderly conduct during an OWS protest to be completely
untrue. Hundreds have been arrested during the Occupy Wall
Street protests, but photographer Alexander Arbuckle’s case was
the first to go to trial – and after just two days, the
Manhattan Criminal Court found him not guilty.
IRS 1099 Gold Reporting - Private Gold? - Private Silver
Answers to such questions "When I sell my gold bullion or silver
bullion, is it a private transaction, or is it reported to the
Asia stocks tumble as Spain joins worry list
Many major Asian indexes fall 2% or more!
U.S. forecasters bracing for hot summer
The forecast for June through August calls for
warmer-than-normal weather for about three-quarters of the
nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said
120 Uses for Coconut Oil - Even More of the Simple, the Strange,
and the Downright Odd
Salmonella-linked sushi toll climbs to 316 in 26 states
The outbreak has been widespread, with people sickened in 26
states as well as the District of Columbia, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, 304 people
have been diagnosed the rare salmonella Bareilly strain, while
another 12 have become ill with salmonella Nchanga, the CDC
The end of Modern Medicine has arrived, according to the WHO
The day is coming when the host of antibiotics doctors currently
use to fight off bacterial infections won't work anymore,
leaving the world's population vulnerable to everything from
scratches on your knee to disease, according to the United
Nation's (UN) World Health...
Italian court rules MMR vaccine did trigger autism
An Italian court has ruled there is a link between the MMR
vaccine and autism. In what may be a ground-breaking decision,
the Italian Court of Rimini has ruled that causation between an
MMR vaccine and the resulting autism in a young child “has been
Comcast trying out Internet usage pricing, dropping caps
Comcast said Thursday it will introduce a trial for usage-based
billing for its Internet subscribers in a move seen to pre-empt
more complaints the cable company favors its own Web video
service over rivals. Usage-based pricing would allow Comcast to
charge its customers for the amount of data they use with a
utility meter rather than pay a flat fee like they do today.
Currently, that flat fee is priced on Internet speed and also
features a 250 GB data cap each month.
On the lighter side: If bumper stickers reflected the way people really
Today in History - Thursday - May 17, 2012
1756 - Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian
1792 - The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24
1814 - Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden. Norway's constitution, which
provided a limited monarchy, was signed.
1875 - The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.
1877 - The first telephone switchboard burglar alarm was installed by
Edwin T. Holmes.
1881 - Frederick Douglass was appointed recorder of deeds for
1926 - The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires was damaged by bombs that were
believed set by sympathizers of Sacco and Vanzetti.
1932 - The U.S. Congress changed the name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico."
1939 - The first fashion to be shown on television was broadcast in New
York from the Ritz-Carleton Hotel.
1940 - Germany occupied Brussels, Belgium and began the invasion of
1946 - U.S. President Truman seized control of the nation's railroads,
delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.
1948 - The Soviet Union recognized the new state of Israel.
1954 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration
in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling declared that
racially segregated schools were inherently unequal.
1973 - The U.S. Senate Watergate Committee began its hearings.
1980 - Rioting erupted in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood after an
all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of
fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie. Eight people
were killed in the rioting.
1987 - An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the
Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors. Iraq and the United States
called the attack a mistake.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood
notification when sex offenders move in. Megan's Law was named for
7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and killed in 1994.
2000 - Thomas E. Blanton Jr. and David Luker surrendered to police in
Birmingham, AL. The two former Ku Klux Klan members were arrested on
charges from the bombing of a church in 1963 that killed four young
2000 - Austria, the U.S. and six other countries agreed on the broad
outline of a plan that would compensate Nazi-Era forced labor.
2000 - It was announced that Terra Networks SA and Lycos would be
merging with the new name to be Terra Lycos. Terra made the deal happen
with the purchase of $12.5 billion in stock.
2001 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp based on Charles M.
Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip.
2006 - The U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany was sunk about 24 miles off
Pensacola Beach. It was the first vessel sunk under a Navy program to
dispose of old warships by turning them into diving attractions. It was
the largest man-made reef at the time of the sinking.
2007 - Trains crossed the border dividing North and South Korea for the
first time since 1953.
Yemen army pushing into south al-Qaida stronghold
Yemeni military officials say troops fighting al-Qaida in the south have
forced the militants to retreat but that the push in a major southern
city is going slowly.
It's make or break time for the euro says Cameron in chilling warning as
Bank chief says eurozone is tearing itself apart
David Cameron today expressed grave doubts about the survival of the
euro amid fears that a collapse could drag Britain into a decade-long
U.S. News, Politics & Government
2 US Navy ships collide in Pacific; no injuries
The midmorning accident between the amphibious assault vessel
USS Essex and the oiler USNS Yukon occurred about 120 miles off
the coast of Southern California as the Essex was approaching
the Yukon to be refueled, said Cmdr. Charlie Brown, a spokesman
for the 3rd Fleet.
Judge Napolitano: First Patriot To Shoot Down A Government Spy
Drone Will Be A Hero
Judge Andrew Napolitano has warned Congress not to act “like
potted plants” regarding the increased use of unmanned
surveillance drones without warrants over US skies by military,
government, and law enforcement agencies. Echoing the recent
comments of his Fox News colleague Charles Krauthammer,
Napolitano also said that “The first American patriot that
shoots down one of these drones that comes too close to his
children in his backyard will be an American hero.” The federal
government is rolling out new rules on the use of the unmanned
drones this week, with the Federal Aviation Administration
announcing procedures will “streamline” the process through
which government agencies, including local law enforcement,
receive licenses to operate the aircraft.
Wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. found dead at NY home
Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, was
found dead on Wednesday at her home in a New York City suburb,
an officer at the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office
said. She was 52.
Here Are 87 Congress Members Claiming to Want Out of Afghanistan
California food police gone wild: LA County health enforcers
conduct door-to-door raw milk confiscation operations
In a bombshell revelation of the depth of the food police state
that now exists in LA County, California, NaturalNews has
learned that the LA County health department has unleashed
door-to-door raw milk confiscation teams to threaten and
intimidate raw dairy customers into surrendering raw milk
products they legally purchased and own.
NY Judge blocks portion of NDAA
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a part of the
National Defense Authorization Act that opponents claim could
subject them to indefinite military detention for activities
including news reporting and political activism. U.S. District
Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan today ruled in favor of a
group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama,
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department,
claiming a provision of the act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts
them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed
White House under fire for adding Obama policy plugs to past
The Obama team went into the pages of U.S. presidents dating
back to Calvin Coolidge to add friendly looking "Did you know?"
fact boxes to the end of their bios. Those additions were used
to plug a host of Obama administration initiatives, ranging from
the health care overhaul to the so-called "Buffett Rule" to his
Wednesday, Obama Took t First Major Step to Ban All Firearms in
By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama
administration can use the US State Department to bypass the
normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government
signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be
subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These
are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations
such as the United Nationsand individuals such as George Soros
and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to
lead to the complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.
FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads
Skechers USA Inc. will pay $40 million to settle charges by the
Federal Trade Commission that the footwear company made
unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose
weight and strengthen their butt, leg and stomach muscles.
Kardashian, Burke and other celebrities endorsed the shoes in
Putting Patient Privacy at Risk
The shift to electronic health records, information exchanges
and data mining promises to improve patient care, but often it's
happening without our knowledge, and consumer watchdogs fear our
medical histories could fall into the wrong hands.
Regular Patrol Cops To Get "Ballistic Shields" In Florida
Arming general patrol officers with bullet and
projectile-repellent shields is another indication that law
enforcement bodies across the country are preparing for
potential civil dislocation.
Judge: Slice 10 Commandments to just 6
Are the Ten Commandments about to become the Six Commandments?
Ron Paul's "Rise For Liberty" Money Bomb Now!
Ron Paul delegates in Maine pledge to fight on
In Maine, where the Texas congressman has built a fervent base
of supporters, at least 20 of the state’s 24 delegates to the
Republican National Convention will carry Paul banners. Many of
those delegates told the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday the
libertarian-leaning candidate’s Monday announcement has been
widely misconstrued as a declaration he is ending his campaign.
'Ron Paul Campaign Will Train Delegates To Behave Themselves'
Ron delegates must not look askance at the Ronmeyites and other
official criminals at the Tampa convention: it will be a
police-state hellhole, especially for anyone with libertarian
sympathies. The swarming cops, SS, DHS, FBI, CIA, et al. will be
looking for the chance to taser and cage Paulians. Trained agent
provocateurs will seek to cause incidents.
Army Launches Review of PTSD Diagnoses
Army leaders said Wednesday they are launching a sweeping,
independent review of how the service evaluates soldiers with
possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent
complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly overturned.
The Army said it will review the diagnoses at all of its medical
facilities going back to October 2001.
The Bank Runs In Greece Will Soon Be Followed By Bank Runs In
Other European Nations
The bank runs that we are watching right now in Greece are
shocking, but they are only just the beginning. Since May 6th,
nearly one billion dollars has been withdrawn from Greek banks.
Foreclosures Plunge to Five-Year Low in U.S. Recovery: Mortgages
Foreclosure filings in the U.S. fell to a five-year low last
month as lenders sought to avoid seizing property and a housing
recovery showed signs of taking hold.
Hawaii first state to ban plastic bags at checkout
"This is groundbreaking. By signing this environmentally
friendly bill, Honolulu joined our neighbor island counties,"
Carlisle said. "Hawaii has become the only state in the United
States where every county has plastic bag legislation."
Action Alert: California legislature passes AB 2109, making it
more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccines for their
The medical establishment in California is quietly waging war
against parental rights with a new legislative bill that will
make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccines for
their children. According to reports, the California State
Assembly recently voted 44-19 to pass AB 2109, a bill that, if
signed into law, will require that all parents who choose to opt
their children out of vaccines for personal reasons obtain a
signed waiver from a doctor of "health care practitioner"
stating that they participated in an indoctrination session
about the supposed health risks of not vaccinating.
Resveratrol and Curcumin Can Help Treat Cancer
A number of natural products and compounds have been shown to
act as effective chemosensitizers. Two of the most promising are
curcumin, which I'll address here. Last year,
several interesting studies were published on these two
products, pertaining to their value in the treatment of cancer.
Coffee lovers less likely to die, study finds
Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get
them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour
another cup. That’s according to the largest-ever study of the
link between coffee consumption and mortality, which suggests
that latte lovers actually may be less likely to die.
Annular Solar Eclipse 2012: Visible in West on Sunday
If you live along a narrow band across the southwestern United
States, Sunday afternoon will bring the rare treat of an annular
solar eclipse — a ring of sunlight as the new moon, passing
between Earth and the sun, blocks most, but not all, of the
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Factory Farms Use 30 Million Pounds of Antibiotics a Year (and
You're Eating Some of It)
For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) compiled and released the amount of antibiotics used in
animals raised for people to eat, and the amount is even higher
than previous estimates from environmental advocacy groups. The
FDA concludes that in 2009 alone, farmers used nearly 30 million
pounds of antibiotics.
5 Healthy, Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
Pampering your pet can be healthy with these healthy, homemade
Today in History - Wednesday - May 16, 2012
1866 - The U.S. Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to be minted.
1868 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate
impeachment, by one vote.
1881 - In Germany the first electric tram for the public started
1888 - The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was
demonstrated by Emile Berliner.
1888 - The capitol of Texas was dedicated in Austin.
1910 - The U.S. Bureau of Mines was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1914 - The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in
Kansas City, Kansas.
1920 - Joan of Arc was canonized in Rome.
1929 - The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.
1946 - Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder.
1948 - The body of CBS News correspondent George Polk was found in
Solonika Bay in Greece. It had been a week after he'd disappeared.
1960 - A Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to the American U-2 spy
1960 - Theodore Maiman, at Hughes Research Laboratory in California,
demonstrated the first working laser.
1963 - After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned to Earth, ending
1969 - Venus 5, a Russian spacecraft, landed on the planet Venus.
1971 - U.S. postage for a one-ounce first class stamp was increased from
6 to 8 cents.
1975 - Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the
summit of Mount Everest.
1988 - A report released by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop declared
that nicotine was addictive in similar was as heroin and cocaine.
1988 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police do not have to have a
search warrant to search discarded garbage.
1991 - Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address
the U.S. Congress.
1992 - The Endeavour space shuttle landed safely after its maiden
1996 - Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda, the nation's top Navy officer, died
from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after some of his military awards
were called into question.
2000 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated to run for
U.S. Senator in New York. She was the first U.S. first lady to run for
2003 - Adam Rich was placed on three years probation after he pled no
contest to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and being
under the influence of a controlled substance. He was also ordered to
take part ina 60-day treatment program and pay about $1,200 in fines.
30,000 off-duty police officers march through central London in protest
at cuts FIRINGS
Cuts to the police budget outlined in the government's spending review
will mean 10,190 fewer police officers in England and Wales within two
years, according to research by the Labour party released in 2011. The
figure was based on the government's spending review, which has set
police budget cuts at 20 per cent by 2014-15.
Greece to conduct new elections
Papoulias said a meeting will be held Wednesday on forming a caretaker
government before the elections, expected to be conducted by mid-June,
The Wall Street Journal reported. The country's five largest political
parties failed to reach agreement to end the deadlock.
EU force hits Somali pirate targets on land
The European Union's anti-piracy force on Tuesday attacked pirate bases
along the Somali coast for the first time, using helicopters to destroy
Hollande sworn in as new French president
Francois Hollande was sworn in as France's first Socialist president in
17 years in a brief ceremony on Tuesday ahead of a dash to Berlin to
challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel's austerity prescription for
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama worth at least $2.6 million
According to financial disclosure forms released Tuesday by the
White House, President Obama has at least $2.6 million in assets
and earned hundreds of thousands from book royalties and
investments last year.
What Mitt Romney Is Really Worth
there’s no denying that in terms of total dollars a President
Romney would be the wealthiest White House occupant ever, and
would be even wealthier had he not set aside a trust, now worth
$100 million, for his 5 boys. So just how rich is he?
Supplemented by a dozen interviews – from local real estate
experts to private equity partners – we get a detailed look at
the current state of Mitt’s money, pinpointing his net worth at
Virgin Atlantic introduces cell phone service on flights between
New York and London
Passengers on certain Virgin Atlantic flights are now able to
use their cell phones to make and receive phone calls at 35,000
feet, the airline announced Tuesday. Initially, the service —
which utilizes a satellite connection — will only be available
for customers of European cell phone providers O2 and Vodafone
and U.S. carrier T-Mobile.
Army Opens Jobs in Combat Battalions to Women
The policy change announced earlier this year is being tested at
nine brigades, including one at Fort Campbell, before going
Army-wide. It opens thousands of jobs to female soldiers by
loosening restrictions meant to keep them away from the
battlefield. Experience on the ground in the past decade showed
women were fighting and dying alongside male soldiers anyway.
Americans train Ugandans for Somalia mission
American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons
learned from Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union
soldiers to fight Somalia’s most powerful insurgent group, al-Shabab.
James Cartwright Calls For Deep Cuts In Nuclear Arms
A report by the Global Zero U.S. Nuclear Policy Commission,
headed by former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
James "Hoss" Cartwright, urged "an urgent and transformational
change in U.S. nuclear force structure, strategy and posture"
over the next 10 years. It recommended reducing the U.S. nuclear
arsenal to 900 warheads from nearly 5,000 currently, a reduction
it said would cut spending on nuclear weapons programs by as
much as $100 billion over the next decade.
House Panel Proposes Adding $874 Million for Weapons
The largest amounts that the House Appropriations Defense
subcommittee added in producing a $102.4 billion procurement
request were $562.4 million to buy 11 additional Boeing Co. (BA)
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets and $447 million to buy
seven more Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) C-130J transport planes,
according to the defense panel’s report obtained today.
Panetta restricts F-22 flights due to oxygen system complaints
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the Air Force to
restrict flights of its new F-22 stealth fighters because of
continuing problems with the aircraft's oxygen system.
JPMorgan’s Dimon Confronts Angry Shareholders
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase won a shareholder endorsement of his
pay package Tuesday and kept his title of chairman of the board,
five days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at the
bank. Most ballots were cast before CEO Jamie Dimon revealed the
Illegal immigrant used stolen ID to work as airport security
supervisor for 20 years
If you needed any more proof that the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) is doing absolutely nothing to keep
Americans safe – since there is, in reality, no terrorist threat
whatsoever – aside from the constant “mistakes” and allowing
airport employees to work without background checks, now you
TSA Insists on Patting Down Kissinger
A Nobel Peace Prize is no guarantee that you can sail through
airport security without being subjected to an embarrassing full
pat-down — ask Henry Kissinger. The 88-year-old had to get out
of his wheelchair for a “full Monty” pat down as he passed
through New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Friday on his way to
Toronto, the Washington Post reports.
Ex-CIA chief: There are more foreign spies in U.S. now than
during Cold War
Hank Crumpton, a former deputy director of the CIA's
Counter-Terrorism Center who led the U.S. response to 9/11, told
"60 Minutes" that China, in particular, is operating a robust
shadow network under the noses of American intelligence agents.
Romney wins primaries in Nebraska, Oregon
Mitt Romney on Tuesday won GOP presidential primaries in Oregon
and Nebraska, putting the former Massachusetts governor ever
closer toward officially clinching the Republican presidential
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Ron Paul to Attend Minnesota State GOP Convention
2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will attend the
Minnesota state Republican convention, addressing attendees live
and in person as part of his far-reaching delegate-attainment
strategy. The 12-term Congressman from Texas will attend the
convention in St. Cloud on Friday, May 18thbeginning at 6:00
George W. Bush Gives Four-Word Endorsement of Romney
President George W. Bush gave a four-word endorsement to Mitt
Romney on Tuesday — as he disappeared inside an elevator. The
43rd commander-in-chief was followed by an ABC News team after
giving a speech on human rights in Washington. And as he entered
the elevator he gave the news organization the words it wanted
to hear. “I’m for Mitt Romney,” he said as the doors closed
Patient Died at New York VA Hospital After Alarm Was Ignored
Registered nurses at a Manhattan Veterans Affairs hospital
failed to notice a patient had become disconnected from a
cardiac monitor until after his heart had stopped and he could
not be revived, according to a report Monday from the VA
inspector general .
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Did the White House Direct the Police Crackdown on Occupy?
Documents Show How White House and Democrats Worked to Protect
the Banks Against Protests.
Why A Greek Exit From The Euro Would Mean The End Of The
The truth is that it really is naive to think that a Greek exit
from the euro can be "managed" and that business will go on as
usual afterwards. If Greece leaves the euro it will set a very
The Bank Runs In Greece Will Soon Be Followed By Bank Runs In
Other European Nations
The bank runs that we are watching right now in Greece are
shocking, but they are only just the beginning. Since May 6th,
nearly one billion dollars has been withdrawn from Greek banks.
JPMorgan Chase Has Lost $20 Billion On Its Bad Trade, Taking
Into Account Share Price
By now you may have heard that JPMorgan Chase lost $2 billion on
a bad trade. Multiply that by 10, and you're starting to get a
better idea of how much it has really lost. That's because the
share price of the biggest U.S. bank by assets has tumbled by
more than 11 percent since it announced the trading loss,
shaving about $17.5 billion from its market value. JPMorgan
shares were down another 2 percent on Monday, following a 9
percent tumble on Friday.
As One JPMorgan Trader Sold Risky Contracts, Another One Bought
Even as a trader for JPMorgan in London was selling piles of
insurance on corporate debt, figuring that the economy was on
the upswing, a mutual fund elsewhere at the bank was taking the
other side of the bet.
Walgreen's Brochure: Click here to see the brochure Walgreens is
mailing to small businesses to entice them to make flu shots a
Make Mincemeat of Cancer Cells With This Breakthrough Spice
Story at-a-glance: The antioxidant resveratrol and
curcumin (the active substance of the spice
turmeric) both show promise as natural chemosensitizers—substances
that can help overcome resistance to chemotherapy drugs Both
nutrients have a wide spectrum of anti-cancer actions and
Which fruits and vegetables are naturally the most detoxifying?
Detoxing in our incredibly polluted environment is not an
occasional endeavor. In order to maintain a healthy immune
system with a slightly alkaline pH, we need to consider constant
slow detoxing to counter the "slow kill" from the...
Large hospitals spread MRSA superbug
The antibiotic resistant bacteria, MRSA (methicin-resistant
staphlococcus aureus) which first appeared more than 50 years
ago, is now being increasingly used as an indicator for the
quality of hygiene in hospitals.
Testing a Drug That May Stop Alzheimer’s Before It Starts
In a clinical trial that could lead to treatments that prevent
Alzheimer’s disease, people who are genetically guaranteed to
suffer from the disease years from now — but who do not yet have
any symptoms — will for the first time be given a drug intended
to stop them from developing it, federal officials announced
Philosophical Exemption To Vaccination Saved in Vermont! (by
Barbara Loe Fisher)
NVIC staff and volunteers have helped citizens in Vermont and
California take a stand in the historic state-based fight
against Big Pharma, medical trade associations and government
health lobbyists pressuring legislators to eliminate the legal
right to exercise personal belief exemptions to vaccination in
America. Personal belief exemptions include those for sincerely
held religious, conscientious and philosophical beliefs.
Use thyme as a natural cure for acne
The healing and antiseptic attributes of the herb thyme, the
alcohol base used for the tincture adds more antiseptic
qualities. The tincture can be applied with a cotton ball,
gauze, or sprayed on from a mist spray bottle.
Are Fruit Roll-Ups 'made with real fruit'? Lawsuit will decide
General Mills Inc must defend a lawsuit that claims the food
company deceived consumers into believing its Fruit Roll-Ups and
Fruit by the Foot snacks are made with real fruit. The federal
lawsuit is one of many accusing food companies of advertising
products as being healthier than they are.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Safe Product for a Spider-Free Home
You can make your home a spider-free zone by dusting crevices,
corners, and the spaces under beds and furniture with
diatomaceous earth (DE), a natural mineral dust that dries
out spiders within days after they come into contact with the
sharp prehistoric particles. In addition to spiders, you can use
DE to control roaches, carpenter ants, and even centipedes that
come inside your house.
Today in History - Tuesday - May 15, 2012
1702 - The War of Spanish Succession began.
1768 - Under the Treaty of Versailles, France purchased Corsica from
1849 - Neapolitan troops entered Palermo, and were in possession of
1862 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1911 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil
Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1916 - U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.
1918 - Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and
Washington, DC, began under the direction of the Post Office Department,
which later became the U.S. Postal Service.
1930 - Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess.
1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S.
1942 - Gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 3 gallons a
week for nonessential vehicles.
1948 - Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and
Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence.
1951 - AT&T became the first corporation to have one million
1957 - Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in
the Pacific Ocean.
1958 - Sputnik III, the first space laboratory, was launched in the
1963 - The last Project Mercury space flight was launched.
1970 - U.S. President Nixon appointed America's first two female
1970 - Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students
at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police
opened fire during student protests.
1972 - Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer in
Laurel, MD while campaigning for the U.S. presidency. Wallace was
paralyzed by the shot.
1975 - The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was recaptured from Cambodia's
1980 - The first transcontinental balloon crossing of the United States
1988 - The Soviet Union began their withdrawal of its 115,000 troops
from Afghanistan. Soviet forces had been there for more than eight
1990 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" was sold for $82.5
million. The sale set a new world record.
1997 - The Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to deliver
urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to
Russia's orbiting Mir station.
1999 - The Russian parliament was unable a attain enough votes to
impeach President Boris Yeltsin.
Organ harvesting changes in China will be tough to realize
In China, black market organs are often removed from donors in makeshift
clinics or "Most of the organs here come from executed prisoners,"....In
China, overwhelming demand for organs and little supply has given rise
to underground networks that deal in organs and transplants. Doctors who
oppose a new system "must be trying to protect their own interests to
profit from the involvement of the courts and armed police," Huang Jiefu
told the South China Morning Post newspaper.
Iran hangs ‘Israel spy’ over nuclear scientist killing
Iran has hanged a man it said was an agent for Israeli intelligence
agency Mossad whom it convicted of killing one of its nuclear scientists
in 2010, Iranian state media reported on Tuesday.
VIDEO: Japan Physicians: 1 million will develop cancer and die from
Fukushima radiation, using expert’s figures
According to Dr. John Gofman, the author of ‘Radiation and Human Health’
when these figures are converted to the population of Japan, then
approximately 1 million people will develop cancer and die.
Senior Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul
Gunmen shot dead a top Afghan peace negotiator in the capital Kabul on
Sunday, police said, dealing another blow to the country's attempts to
negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban.
Quake downs walls, cuts power in northern Chile
An earthquake has shaken down walls and knocked out electricity in parts
of far-northern Chile. No injuries have been reported, though. The U.S.
Geological Survey calculates the magnitude as 6.2 and says it was
centered about 41 miles (66 kilometers) east-northeast of Tacna, Peru.
It occurred at 6 a.m. local time (6 a.m. EDT; 1000 GMT)
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Adopts UN Codex Alimentarius to Collaborate With Drug
The US government will assist the pharmaceutical corporations in
finding prescription drugs to treat new diseases. The focus of
this collaboration will identify new uses for drugs that have
already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
House Votes This Week to Tie Obama's Hands on Iran
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives is slated to vote on a
resolution designed to tie the president's hands on Iran policy.
The resolution, which is coming up under an expedited House
procedure, was the centerpiece of AIPAC's recent conference.
Feinstein: Get Ready for More Aggressive Molestation at the
An influential Democrat senator from California, who chairs the
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Diane Feinstein, wants
more sexual molestation at America’s airports. photoSenator
Feinstein said “it’s very important that TSA keeps up its
efforts” to sexually molest the public. Appearing on Fox News
over the weekend, Feinstein criticized Americans for complaining
about hands down the pants groping by the government. She said
“it’s very important that TSA keeps up its efforts” despite the
fact the “public has not been terribly sympathetic” to an
endless parade of fake terror threats — the most recent
admittedly perpetuated by the CIA — that are used to violate
their privacy in the most intimate way.
Louisiana is the world's prison capital
The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of
its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the
world. Louisiana's incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran's,
seven times China's and 10 times Germany's.
5 wildfires consume 6,000 acres in Arizona
The fires seared nearly 3,100 acres in the Tonto National
Forest,The Arizona Republic in Phoenix reported Monday. A fire
that burned about 600 acres in the Bradshaw Mountains destroyed
three buildings and forced officials to evacuate Crown King,
fire officials said.
Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread across northern Arizona
Russia, US start first joint anti-terror war games on American
Russia and the US are holding their first ever joint anti-terror
military exercises on American territory. A group of Russian
paratroopers has taken off to Fort Carson military base, located
in the US state of Colorado. At the end of May the exercises
will enter the “active” stage with combat training, in the
course of which participants are supposed to find, seize and
destroy a large base of international “terrorists”.
Americans train Ugandans for Somalia mission
American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons
learned from Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union
soldiers to fight Somalia’s most powerful insurgent group, al-Shabab.
Yahoo's Scott Thompson reportedly diagnosed with cancer
Yahoo's ex-CEO Scott Thompson has been diagnosed with thyroid
cancer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Yahoo
announced Sunday that Thompson would be stepping down from the
Internet pioneer, effective immediately. Yahoo didn't give a
reason, saying in a press release only that Thompson has "left
the company." But the Wall Street Journal reported that one of
the people familiar with the matter said the cancer diagnosis
was at least part of the reason for Thompson's departure.
Anonymous: 'We have access to every classified database in the
Businesses have suggested it. The government has all but
confirmed it. And according to one alleged member, they both
might very well be right. A hacker tied to Anonymous says the
loose-knit collective may be the most powerful organization on
More than 700 National Guard troops to train in central NY
New York National Guard officials say more than 700 soldiers and
airmen from New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Virgin Islands are coming together this week at the State
Preparedness Center in Oriskany (aw-RIHS'-kuh-nee), near Utica.
Hefty salaries, perks for union leaders raise eyebrows
First-class travel, six-figure salaries and plum jobs for family
members. Life is good at the top. Read More...
Post Office Hour Reductions, Called a "Win-Win," Feel More Like
Last week, the post office announced that rather than close
thousands of rural post offices around the country to cut costs
and reduce a ballooning deficit, it would drastically reduce
hours at many of those locations. Some, in fact, would now be
open for as little as two hours a day.
Trayvon Martin's mom gets 8 months paid leave in donations
The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin will be able to take
about eight months of paid leave after her fellow Miami-Dade
County employees donated some of their vacation time, according
to reports. Sybrina Fulton, a 23-year veteran of the Miami-Dade
County housing authority, received $40,825 of donated vacation
time, The Miami Herald reported.
Symbolic court finds Bush guilty of war crimes
In a unanimous vote on Saturday the symbolic Malaysian war
crimes tribunal, part of an initiative by former Malaysian
premier Mahathir Mohamad, found the former US President guilty
of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Seven of his former
political associates, including former Vice President Dick
Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, were also
found guilty of war crimes and torture.
Texting While Walking Banned in New Jersey Town
Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin
issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught
texting while walking.
Ron Paul has NOT Suspended His Campaign
Note: WILL BE focusing on winning delegates in caucus states ...
Rest assured, he is not dropping out!!!
Doug Wead “We are not out, We are Up!” The fight has just begun!
Doug Wead Senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign joins
Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Doug Wead ‘We are not
out, We are Up!’ The fight has just begun!’ to discuss today’s
email from the Ron Paul campaign and the media spin that Ron
Paul has ended his campaign. Doug also explains the reasons for
the campaign allocating resources to win this primary election
with the delegate strategy and the need for help to fight the
corruption state by state. Read Doug Wead’s article discussed in
this interview here.
Ron Paul News: Special Message from Ron Paul
Moving forward, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in
primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any
hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we
simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to
make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard,
particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections,
where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your
Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in
primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted —
essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican
2012 Real Time Map - The Real 2012 Delegate Count for the
Republican Primaries & Caucuses
Updated as of May 14, 2012
PTSD definition change could impact veterans
Pending changes in the diagnosis of post traumatic stress
disorder could have wide-ranging implications for veterans. Some
of the changes include removing subjective criteria such as fear
and expanding definitions of traumatic events. The introduction
of the DSM draft this month also coincides with a movement to
change post traumatic stress from a disorder to an injury.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Minnesota Police Under Fire For Testing Drugs On Occupy
It’s the CIA’s famed MK Ultra mind control drug program all over
again, but this time the drug experiments are being conducted on
teenage volunteers who are dropped off at the local Occupy
protest after being drugged up by the cops.
Occupiers get ready for anti-NATO protests in Chicago
The Occupy movement blasted U.S. military policy Sunday at a
meeting to plan its response to next weekend's NATO summit in
Chicago. Speakers told the crowd at a warehouse near Chicago's
Chinatown district that the United States and NATO supported
policies that hurt working-class folks in developing nations.
8 Shocking New Forecasts for 2012 and Beyond — Money and Markets
What are the consequences? Will the world’s most powerful
central banks crank up the printing presses? How much? And when?
Euro Officials Begin to Weigh Greek Exit as Euro Weakens (Update
Greece’s possible exit from the euro moved to the center of
Europe’s financial-crisis debate, rattling markets as
authorities in Athens struggled to form a government.
Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage; States With Highest,
Quick: What's the national minimum wage? If you're, say, one of
three Republican candidates running in Missouri's U.S. Senate
primary, you might be hard-pressed to remember it. (It's $7.25)
But if you're one of about 173,000 people living in Missouri,
you can probably rattle it off the top of your head. That's the
number of people in Missouri-- enough signatures to put the
measure on the November ballot--who signed a petition to raise
the state's minimum wage from the national average per hour to
$8.25 in 2013, and provide for cost-of-living adjustments in the
Shock Hits with Fannie Mae Profit
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae reported a profit for the first time
since it was taken over in a forced government seizure four
years ago. The first quarter profit may be a shock to bankers
who depend on the mortgage financier, but does little to replace
the $116 billion the government has spent to bail the lender
No Recovery Yet for the U.S. Housing Market; Report by Top
Financial Newsletter Profit Confidential
“More people are deciding to rent instead of buy in the U.S.
housing market,” says Lombardi. “Banks are not lending out to
people, mortgages are hard to get,” says Lombardi. “Secondly,
real disposable incomes are not rising at all for people to
justify entering the housing market.” Lombardi believes the
average American is not feeling wealthy; they feel they are just
getting by. Plus, “A third reason is that the record $1.0
trillion in student loans will restrict many first-time home
buyers from getting a mortgage, because they already have too
much debt,” says Lombardi.
Seven Years Later Depleted Uranium Plagues Fallujah
Today, Fallujah is known as a place where large numbers of
children are born with deformities and many people there die
from rare cancers. Now, new reports have linked the causes to
depleted uranium munitions and white phosphorous shells that
were used by U.S. forces during the brutal siege of the city in
Have a Nice Colonoscopy: New Test Eliminates Probing, Laxative
A new type of "virtual colonoscopy" that uses CT scans to
construct images of the colon, as well as to virtually "clean"
the organ, was just as effective as a standard colonoscopy in
finding colon polyps 1 centimeter or larger in size, a new study
Top food choices for avoiding and beating cancer
The right food choices can greatly increase the odds of beating
cancer. Fortunately, nature offers a multitude of foods which
have great cancer fighting and immune boosting properties. Read
some of which are the very best!
Gross Ingredients In Processed Foods
"In general, I think most consumers will be shocked to find out
what's really in their food," Bruce Bradley, food industry
veteran and food blogger, tells The Huffington Post, "and even
the savviest label readers may not truly understand what they're
eating." Click through the slideshow of gross-sounding food
ingredients, then tell us in the comments which surprised you
Myth busted: Vaccinations are not immunizations
There is only one kind of immunity and that is natural immunity
which is achieved by battling the infectious diseases itself.
Vaccination is merely the artificial triggering of temporary
responses to manmade pathogens. Vaccines are both harmful and
dangerous and are leading to generations of humans with no
natural defenses to disease.
Beat Fibromyalgia naturally
Fibromyalgia is a chronic inflammatory condition consisting of
muscular and joint pain and fatigue. Three to five percent of
the population suffers with this condition with over 80% being
women. Read More...
Marijuana could ease symptoms of MS sufferers
Spasticity is a symptom of MS that can cause muscle spasms,
exaggerated reflexes and trouble walking, and a new study
suggests that smoking marijuana could ease these often painful
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
American Farmers: An Endangered Species
The decreasing population of American farmers means less
diversity of crops, vacated rural communities, and reduced food
security. In short, we don’t have enough people becoming
farmers, and we’re starting to import food to fill the gap. And
yet few people are debating our flagging national food security
with the fervor expressed about oil imports or manufacturing
jobs shipped overseas.
On a lighter side: 18 seriously cute animal photos
Cats and dogs can live together — with some help
Dogs who are exposed to cats during their primary socialization
period, from about two to nine weeks of age, are more likely to
be relaxed around cats in their adult life.
Dog walking like a human will make you smile
Not content to scramble around on all fours like other less
sophisticated canines, this little pooch takes the human
approach and strolls along on its hind legs.
Today in History - Monday - May 14, 2012
1787 - Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to
draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 - The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1804 - William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A
few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The
group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."
1811 - Paraguay gained independence from Spain.
1853 - Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
1862 - The chronograph was patented by Adolphe Nicole.
1874 - McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first
college football game to charge admission.
1878 - The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.
1879 - Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of
1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was
performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of
George Washington was unveiled.
1897 - Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless
1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time
for the games to be played in the U.S.
1913 - The Rockefeller Foundation was created by John D. Rockefeller
with a gift of $100,000,000.
1940 - The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany.
1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act
of the U.S. Congress.
1948 - Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State
of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end.
1955 - The Warsaw Pact, a Easter European mutual-defense treaty, was
signed in Poland by eight communist bloc countries including the Soviet
1961 - A bus carrying Freedom Riders was bombed and burned in Alabama.
1973 - Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S.
manned space station.
1975 - U.S. forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and
recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. All 40 crew members were
released safely by Cambodia. About 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in the
1980 - U.S. President Carter inaugurated the Department of Health and
1992 - Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev addressed members of
the U.S. Congress, appealing to them to pass a bill to aid the people of
the former Soviet Union.
1998 - The Associated Press marked its 150th anniversary.
1999 - North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had
been killed during the Korean War.
EPA Grossly Misrepresents The Toxicity Of Corexit Used In Gulf Of Mexico
(Activist Post) - Quite incredibly, the EPA issued a positive report on
May 1, 2012 regarding the safety and toxicity of various dispersants
used in the BP Gulf Oil Spill. Included in this assessment was the use
Joseph Kony Top Commander Captured in Central Africa
A senior commander in the rebel army of the world’s most wanted warlord
is now in custody, according to Ugandan military officials.The officials
told The Associated Press they captured Joseph Kony’s top military
strategist, Ceasar Acellam, Saturday in a brief gun battle in central
State election deals blow to Germany's Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have suffered heavy losses in
an election in Germany's most populous state. Support for the Christian
Democrats dropped from 35% to 26% in North Rhine-Westphalia, with the
Social Democrats set to return to power with the Greens. It is the
Christian Democrats' worst result in the state. Analysts say many voters
rejected Mrs Merkel's tough line on fiscal discipline as a cure for
AP Exclusive: Drawing focuses on Iran's nuke work
A drawing based on information from inside an Iranian military site
shows an explosives containment chamber of the type needed for nuclear
arms-related tests that U.N. inspectors suspect Tehran has conducted
there. Iran denies such testing and has neither confirmed nor denied the
existence of such a chamber. The computer-generated drawing was provided
to The Associated Press by an official of a country tracking Iran's
nuclear program who said it proves the structure exists, despite
Tehran's refusal to acknowledge it.
Dozens of Bodies Found on Mexico Highway, Official Says
Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found Sunday dumped on
a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the
U.S. border in what appeared to be the latest blow in an escalating war
of intimidation among drug gangs.
YouTube: Lords of the Rings: Olympic paranoia targets protests
RT - As London prepares for the Olympics, bureaucrats and law-makers
have been busy too - enacting a range of rules and regulations.
Draconian measures are already excluding some people from the country,
while a number of residents have been banned from the games -simply
because they've objected to the construction of Olympic facilities near
their homes. RT's Laura Smith has more.
Related article here.
S&P report: A $46 trillion perfect credit storm may be brewing
Reuters May 10, 2012 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services estimates the
funding needs of nonfinancial corporations in the eurozone, U.K., U.S.,
China, and Japan at $43 trillion to $46 trillion over the next five
years. This includes $30 trillion of debt that will require refinancing
and $13 trillion to $16 trillion of new money needed to spur growth,
according to a report that the credit rating agency published earlier
VIDEO: Beekeepers Win Ban on Monsanto’s GMOs in Poland
DefendFreedom - Monsanto’s Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to
produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in
Poland following protests by beekeepers who showed the corn was killing
honeybees. Poland is the first country to formally acknowledge the link
between Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn and the Colony Collapse
Disorder (CCD) that’s been devastating bees around the world.
Reactor No. 3 at highest temperature of year — Now over 60ºC
ENENews May 10, 2012 - Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
VIDEO: Gundersen: I’m telling my friends on West Coast of US to watch
Unit No. 4 like a hawk — Wake up everyday and make sure it’s standing…
have a plan to move somewhere
ENENews - Mike Adams talks with Arnie
Gundersen, the chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds
Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive. Mr. Gundersen
continues to warn about the cataclysmic potential of the damaged
Fukushima nuclear plant and is now warning about serious problems at the
San Onofre nuclear plant in San Diego.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Why Is The Obama Administration Allowing China To Buy Up U.S.
Oil And Gas Deposits?
If we are trying to become independent of foreign oil, then why
is the Obama administration allowing the Chinese government to
buy up U.S. oil and gas deposits worth billions of dollars? This
makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. The United States
desperately needs to maintain control over its own domestic
energy resources so that we can end our addiction to foreign
U.S. drone strikes kill 10 suspected militants in Yemen
Two apparent U.S. drone attacks killed at least 10 suspected al
Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen on Saturday, while Yemeni
government forces killed 15 others in a new offensive against
insurgents, local and military officials said.
Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies
The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it
commissioned a study to determine how much it cost to produce
all those studies.
'First Gay President': Newsweek marks Obama's landmark
announcement with controversial cover
In a gutsy move, Newsweek has released the cover of their next
issue, on the cover of which they depict President Obama with a
rainbow halo and the title of 'The First Gay President'. The
news-magazine, which hits stands today, is using the shock
factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two
President to draw attention to itself.
The Cover Up Is Going Down! Hi-Res Image Of An Alien Spaceship
Leaked On NASA Server
In My Opionion they are the best evidence of an extraterrestrial
spaceship caught during a NASA mission, EVER. If you think I'm
speculating or jumping to conclusions, just watch this video and
obviously I highly recommend the download of the original
pictures to further and deeper investigation.
Corruption flows freely along U.S.-Mexico border
From a small hill at a state park here, the border town of
Palomas, Mexico, can be made out through the desert haze. It
lies four miles to the south, but the corruption that roils
Palomas and the rest of Northern Mexico may as well be a block
away. Read More...
List of nuclear accidents from 1940 to present
US Supreme Court: Citizens must be permitted to use handguns for
self-defense: Treaties Do Not Supercede The Second Amendment!
Shortfall in California’s Budget Swells to $16 Billion
The state budget shortfall in California has increased
dramatically in the last six months, forcing state officials to
assemble a series of new spending cuts that are likely to mean
further reductions to schools, health care and other social
programs already battered by nearly five years of budget
retrenchment, state officials announced on Saturday.
A Chinese Company Might Soon Own a Lot of U.S. Movie Theaters
AMC Entertainment, which owns the second-largest movie theater
chain in North America, is in talks to sell the company or a
significant stake in it to the Wanda Group, one of China’s
largest theater owners, according to people briefed on the
On May 10th Obama Signed another Executive Order
From the Trenches - Premier Obama has signed yet another
executive order, this one is Identifying and Reducing Regulatory
Burdens, that when coupled with his Executive Order Promoting
International Regulatory Cooperation and Executive Order
Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong
Communities, opens a direct path to bring United Nations
regulations to the grass roots of our body politic.
Court allows NSA and Google to keep their ties secret
RT - A federal appeals court has refused to force the US
National Security Agency to explain any involvement it has had
with Web giant Google, citing that a revelation could threaten
the entire United States government. Friday’s decision out of US
Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
reinforced a lower court’s earlier ruling that the NSA does not
have to submit to Freedom of Information Act requests for
materials involving any relationship that the federal agency has
with the Google search engine and its related entities, such as
Navy Moving Ahead With Effort to Put Lasers on Ships
Defense.org - After decades and decades of research and
experimenting, the time has finally come to add deadly lasers to
U.S. Navy ships’ arsenals, the sea service has decided. That’s
right, the Office of Naval Research is moving forward with a
plan to arm ships with solid state lasers capable of taking out
small enemy vessels that could be used in swarming attacks or
suicide bombing mission against American warships.
Garbage Truck Drivers, Landscapers Snoop for Cops
Infowars.com - The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) in Florida is
using a trust fund to train garbage truck drivers and
landscapers to spot crime in the neighborhoods where they work.
The program is called Operation B.O.L.O., which trains people to
be on the lookout for crime as they go about their daily tasks.
“When an employee reports something suspicious, on-duty BSO
deputies will drive to the scene. If the information leads to an
arrest, the employee gets a reward of up to $100,” reports the
ICE ignores MA governor’s objections, implements Secure
Activist Post - In yet another example of the federal government
trampling on state’s rights – a battle which has recently
surfaced most visibly in the fight against states’ legal medical
marijuana programs which has turned into a war on the patients
themselves and even their children – U.S. Immigrations and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that they will
completely ignore Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick’s
objections and implement the so-called Secure Communities
85 shots: US cops use more ammo per man than Germans per year
RT - Eighty-five shots: That’s the total number of bullets
German police used in all of 2011, Der Spiegel reports. But what
does it say when US cops use as much ammo to bring down one man
as German cops need to keep the peace nationwide?... Last month,
Los Angeles Police killed a 19-year-old man after unloading over
90 shots on him following a high-speed chase down an area
freeway. The same month, New York police fired at a suspected
murderer 84 times.
Open-Carry Firearms Bill Headed to OK Governor
AP - A bill to allow Oklahomans who receive a concealed carry
permit to openly carry holstered firearms is heading to Gov.
Mary Fallin. The Senate voted 33-10 on Thursday to approve the
bill over the objections of some Democrats who say it could pose
problems for law enforcement officers. The bill now heads to
Gov. Mary Fallin, who has indicated her support of an open carry
law. If she signs it, the bill will become effective Nov. 1.
Trayvon Martin's mother in Bloomberg gun-control video
Reuters - The mother of Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin
appears in a Mother's Day gun control video produced by an
advocacy group led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg....
Florida, which has some of the most lenient gun laws in the
nation, enacted the self-defense measure in 2005, which provides
people wide latitude to use deadly force if they fear bodily
harm. The law is now in effect in more than 20 states....
Florida, like many other states, has long held citizens have the
right to defend themselves in their own homes, a legal precedent
known as the castle doctrine.
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Ron Paul stuns in Arizona, upset win is game changer!
Citizens and journalists on the floor had no trouble discerning
that Ron Paul forces had seized the day and if the vote is fair,
he will likely win the majority of delegates from Arizona to the
Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Idaho Ron Paul Supporters Plan to Take Control of State
The plan as it’s been revealed is for the Paul camp to use state
party rules to their advantage and wrest control of the GOP
state convention in June through the accumulation of delegates
in the little-publicized precinct committee meetings to be held
statewide on May 15.
After complaints about "illegal" activity, Ron Paul faction
takes GOP convention to parking lot
Ron Paul supporters flooded the Embassy Suites parking lot in
Norman at the conclusion of the OK GOP state convention. The
rump convention was formed because of alleged "illegalities"
related to proper procedure not being followed.
GOP Establishment makes a mockery of the democratic process in
The GOP in Oklahoma has some explaining to do. As of this
writing, the GOP convention in Oklahoma is being continued in
the parking lot because the temporary chair ended the convention
illegitimately before a roll call for delegate selection could
Ron Paul Supporters Chased by Mitt Romney at Oklahoma Republican
From early in the day, old guard Republicans refused to conduct
the official meeting according to established Republican Party
rules. Party officials adjourned the convention without
concluding scheduled party business and without the support of
the delegates in attendance. Under parliamentary procedure, the
chairman presiding over the meeting is present to keep order as
opposed to leading the meeting according to a personal agenda.
Meet The Women Of The Ron Paul Revolution
Behind the scenes, a growing number of women — and millennial
women in particular — are taking arms in the Ron Paul
Revolution, as grassroots organizers, party activists,
anti-Establishment political operatives, and elected
Romney Takes Swipe at Ron Paul’s Budget Blueprint
New American - Paul has proposed slashing $1 trillion from the
federal deficit in his first year in office and balancing the
budget in three years. He has argued that much of this deficit
reduction could be achieved by ending America’s overseas
military operations, closing foreign bases, and bringing the
troops home. Romney, however, will have none of it, reports the
YouTube: Did FOX News Subliminally Endorse Ron Paul?
Published on May 11, 2012 by matlarson10 - Fox News interviews
Americans Disenfranchised through Illegal Votes
From the Trenches - It has been discovered in matching driver
license records to voter registration records in the State of
Florida that so far almost 2,700 people who are in the United
States legally, but who aren’t citizens, have registered to
vote. This act is a felony. The Obama insurgency has attacked
every state wherein legislation has been passed for Voter ID.
Every time one of the opponents of these laws comes forward, he
or she asserts that the degree of voter fraud is so minute as to
Will Mitt Romney Be Invalidated?
Ron Paul News - The Republican National Committee shall not,
without the prior written and filed approval of all members of
the Republican National Committee from the state involved,
contribute money or in-kind aid to any candidate for any public
or party office except the nominee of the Republican Party or a
candidate who is unopposed in the Republican primary after the
filing deadline for that office."... Meaning any state where
Romney and the RNC have worked together, without the written and
filed prior approval of ALL GOP State Committee members of that
state, IS INVALID. He cannot be recognized by the RNC as the
nominee of those states.
YouTube: Spain for Ron Paul
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Occupy protesters plan to march without permits,
target Boeing at NATO summit
Chicago Tribune - Occupy Chicago will join with fellow
demonstrators in the large formal marches planned for next
weekend's NATO summit but also plan their own protests,
including one aimed at Boeing Co., organizers say. Occupy joined
with other protest leaders to outline 10 days of "direct
action," starting with free bus rides from other cities,
participation in a series of rallies and protest, culminating in
a march downtown by thousands of locals and visitors that
Sunday, May 20.
Report says 230,000 unemployed losing benefits over weekend
More than 230,000 unemployed workers will lose their jobless
benefits this weekend as portions of federal programs expire
across several states. The latest batch of cuts affects 236,300
unemployed people in eight states — California (11%), Texas (7%)
Pennsylvania (7.5%), Florida (9%), Illinois (8.8%) North
Carolina (9.7%) Colorado (7.8%) and Connecticut (7.7%) — half of
which have jobless rates above the 8.1 percent national average
posted in April.
The draconian hidden penalty on student loans
If you default on your payments, the federal government may hit
you with a 25% sledge-hammer. And it's entirely legal.
Three JPMorgan Execs Expected To Leave This Week Following $2
Billion Trading Loss
Those high-ranking execs expected to leave include Ina Drew, a
30-year veteran of the bank who was head of risk management;
Achilles Macris, who was the head of the desk that made the
trades; and Javier Martin-Artajo, a managing director and trader
on Macris' team, according the WSJ's sources. According to the
newspaper's sources, credit derivatives trader Bruno Iksil, who
became the so-called "London Whale" for his huge positions, is
also likely to leave.
UK: Occupy Tents Pitched Outside Bank Of England
Eleven people have been arrested after anti-capitalism
protesters from the Occupy movement pitched tents outside the
Bank of England.
They have been given a deadline to leave the site and are
currently considering whether to defy the police orders. The
protest by some 300 demonstrators in the City of London with
banners saying "Bank of England is the St Paul's of Money" and
"A Line of Tents Guards Our Future" started with a rally yards
away from the Stock Exchange near St Paul's Cathedral.
grows of Greece leaving euro
Euro zone central bankers have talked publicly for the first
time of managing a possible Greek exit from Europe’s monetary
union as stalemate in Athens talks on a coalition government
raises the prospect that Greece will renege on the terms of its
Three Chinese banks expanding in U.S.
The Federal Reserve gave three state-owned Chinese banks its
stamp of approval Thursday to expand their presence in the
Lawmakers stay largely silent over Chinese takeover of US bank
U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal
regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13
bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they
think American banks have much to gain.
Greece's deputy prime minister has said the country will run out
of money in six weeks unless it honours its bitterly-disputed EU
Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Telegraph, Theodoros Pangalos
said he was "very much afraid of what is going to happen" after
Greek voters rejected the deal in elections last
GOP plan cuts food stamps, healthcare to protect Pentagon
Press Tv May 11, 2012 - Moving to protect the Pentagon,
Republicans controlling the House of Representatives are
pressing for cuts to food stamps, health care and pensions for
federal workers as an alternative to an automatic 10 percent cut
to the military next year. The measure includes changes to the
food stamp program that would remove almost 2 million recipients
through tighter enforcement of eligibility rules and would cut
back a 2009 benefit increase, costing a family of four $57 a
month... The chamber on Friday passed, 218-199...
Jobless Americans to lose unemployment benefits
CNN - More than 200,000 long-term jobless Americans will lose
their unemployment checks this week, when eight states roll off
the federal extended benefits program. Nearly half of them live
in California, and the rest reside in Florida, Illinois, North
Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas.... The
issue of supporting the long-term unemployed, who number 5.1
million or 41% of the jobless, has split policy makers and
economists. Some argue that these costly benefits need to end to
spur people to find work. But others say the economy is still
too weak to roll up the safety net.
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER Rally and Protest Planned to Greet PG&E
Shareholders Next Week
Intel Hub - Voge Smith, who started a petition demanding that
PG&E drop the opt out fees, will attend and present her
petition- which is expected to have over 3000 signatures by
Monday. Stop Smart Meters! will also present a list of nearly
400 people who are pledging to refuse to pay the fees....
Protest will be held at PG&E Headquarters 77 Beale St. in San
Francisco 9am Monday May 14th - More details:
Secret documents prove global cover-up of continued Fukushima
A Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request filed by Friends of
the Earth (FoE), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and
the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) has unearthed
a shocking series of new evidence proving a deliberate, global
cover-up of the true severity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
disaster. And the unfortunate reality is that the mainstream
media continues to blatantly ignore this colossal scandal.
Necrotizing Fasciitis In the News
Aimee Copeland was riding a homemade zip line near the Little
Tallapoosa River May 1 when the line snapped, causing a fall
that cut open her left calf. Doctors at a nearby hospital
cleaned and closed the gash with 22 staples, but bacteria that
burrowed deep into the wound caused necrotizing fasciitis, a
rare but deadly infection that claimed her leg one week ago.
Necrotizing Fasciitis In the News
Learn more about Necrotizing soft tissue infection
Wikipedia: Necrotizing Fasciitis
Scopolamine: The most dangerous drug in the world: 'Devil's
Breath' chemical from Colombia can block free will, wipe memory
and even kill
A hazardous drug that eliminates free will and can wipe the
memory of its victims is currently being dealt on the streets of
Colombia. The drug is called scopolamine, but is colloquially
known as ‘The Devil’s Breath,' and is derived from a particular
type of tree common to South America.
Is The Food We Eat Killing Us?
Today, Americans are consuming far more sugar and high fructose
corn syrup than ever before, and this has many health
professionals very alarmed. (Thanks, Jimm)!
Sun exposure lowers cancer risk
A study that correlated exposure to sunlight with cancer risk
found that people exposed to more sunlight had a significantly
lower risk of many types of cancer (Lin, 2012).
The Toxin So Dangerous It's Causing Catastrophic Birth Defects
Roundup Ready soy is now being cultivated on a massive scale
across the globe, along with the exponentially increasing use of
the herbicide Roundup. Monsanto's "Roundup Ready"
soy beans are genetically modified to survive otherwise lethal
doses of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's
Herbs for common pregnancy symptoms: Gestational diabetes
(NaturalNews) Being poked, prodded, weighed, measured, and
evaluated is part of being pregnant in the 21st century. Each
woman and each pregnancy is different, so keep that in mind when
you're being told about all those tests that are available, that
may or may not have conclusive results. (Also remember they are
not free - meaning, they are making a profit.) One test you
should take though, is the urinalysis. What they are looking for
is sugar in your urine, which can indicate gestational diabetes.
‘Probable link’ between packaging coating and cancer, say
foodqualitynews.com - A chemical used to make oil and
grease-repellent coatings for food packaging by DuPont has a
‘probable link’ to kidney and testicular cancer, according to an
independent science panel.
Chemicals in household items are 'causing huge increase in
cancer, obesity and falling fertility'
Daily Mail - Chemicals found in household products may be
causing significant increases in cancers, diabetes, obesity and
falling fertility, the European Environment Agency has warned.
Among the everyday items containing endocrine disrupting
chemicals (EDCs), which affect the hormone system, are food,
cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The chemicals, which can leach
out into food and be absorbed by the body, are also causing an
increased number of neurological development problems in both
humans and animals, it is claimed.
Blood Clot Risk Higher in Non-Oral Contraceptives
ABC News - Women who use non-oral hormonal contraceptives, like
patches and vaginal rings, may be at higher risk of blood clots
than those who take oral forms of birth control, according to a
new Danish study published in the journal BMJ.
Alzheimer's research fraud case set for trial
Reuters - Two Harvard teaching hospitals and a prominent
Alzheimer's disease researcher accused of using falsified data
to obtain a government research grant are set to stand trial
after a federal appeals court said this week that a lower court
erred when it dismissed the case. The lawsuit accuses Marilyn
Albert, a former professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical
School, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she was
conducting research, of submitting a grant application based on
FDA delays rules meant to ease sunscreen confusion
AP - Sunscreen confusion won't be over before summer after all.
The government is bowing to industry requests for more time to
make clear how much protection their lotions really offer. The
Food and Drug Administration ordered changes to sunscreens last
summer but gave their makers a year - until this June - to get
revised bottles on the shelf.
General Mills Must Defend Claim That Fruit Roll-Ups Are "Made
With Real Fruit"
Consumerist - Among the allegations made by the plaintiff in the
case is that General Mills is deceiving consumers by advertising
and marketing Fruit Roll-Ups as "made with real fruit." For
example, says the plaintiff, the strawberry variety of the snack
contains no strawberries but rather "pears from concentrate,"
corn syrup, dried corn syrup, sugar and partially hydrogenated
'Ghost town' being built in US to test new technologies
BBC - A 'ghost town' is being built in America to test out the
latest technologies such as renewable energies and terrorism
security systems. It'll look just like a city with roads, houses
and buildings - but no one will live there.... It's being built
in Lea County, New Mexico, and will cost around £600 million.
Big tech company Pegasus Global Holdings is behind the
project.... Work is due to begin on the town at the end of June.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Increasing Predator-Friendly Land Can Help Farmers Reduce Costs
Having natural habitat in farming areas that supports ladybugs
could help increase their abundance in crops where they control
pests and help farmers reduce their costs, says a Michigan State
University study. Read More...
Pig Blood Safer than Fresh Milk?
Farm Wars- Evidently, drinking fresh milk straight from the mom
is supposed to be unhealthy for calves because it is
unpasteurized.... Merricks recommends its milk replacer as an
economical and safer alternative. However, it just so happens
that Merricks uses pig blood to produce its pasteurized calf
milk replacer.... Think about it – unpasteurized milk not
healthy for the animal babies that consume it naturally from
their mothers, pig blood good. Just how twisted has our society
become that we accept this? As for the calves? Why, let them eat
pig blood. After all, that is the “healthy” alternative.
Minnesota moms threatened with criminal charges for distributing
fresh food from local farms
(NaturalNews) The following announcement has been issued by the
Raw Milk Freedom Riders. A call to action for Monday, May 14th
is also included below. The Minnesota government is taking its
cue from California and declaring war on fresh milk, threatening
to throw moms in jail for providing fresh food to infants and
Mad moms to food police: We'll eat what we want
Moms in Minnesota are preparing to defy state dictates over when
and how they can access food supplies for their families, with a
rally scheduled Monday to coincide with the beginning of the
trial of the manager of a farm buying club, according to the
Farm Food Freedom Coalition.
VIDEO: Hogocaust? Farmers forced to slaughter healthy swine or
face jail time
RT - For many folks living in Marion and surrounding towns,
local farms are their livelihood.... "This is the way that
people have raised pigs forever," says Mark Baker. He has been
raising pigs for 15 years.... "They've already shut this
business down. I cannot sell these animals live, and this is
half of what my income is," says Baker. It’s a fight for their
livelihood; a way of life Baker’s now battling to keep in court.
Radioactive man? Milford resident pulled over by state police
Mike Apatow, of Milford, poses at Stratford Fire Station,
Company 2, in Stratford, Conn. May 10th, 2012, where he works as
firefighter. Apatow, who had a radioactive stress test
Wednesday, was pulled over later in the day, in Newtown, by a
state police trooper after a radioactivity detector in the
trooper's car was set off when Apatow passed. The detectors are
used to help identify potential terror threats. Apatow was not
on duty at the time.
Today in History - Friday - May 11, 2012
1792 - The Columbia River was discovered by Captain Robert Gray.
1812 - British prime Minster Spencer Perceval was shot by a bankrupt
banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.
1816 - The American Bible Society was formed in New York City.
1857 - Indian mutineers seized Delhi from the British.
1858 - Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
1860 - Giuseppe Garibaldi landed at Marsala, Sicily.
1894 - Workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company in Illinois went on
1910 - Glacier National Park in Montana was established.
1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1934 - A severe two-day dust storm stripped the topsoil from the great
plains of the U.S. and created a "Dust Bowl." The storm was one of many.
1944 - A major offensive was launched by the allied forces in central
1947 - The creation of the tubeless tire was announced by the B.F.
1949 - Siam changed its name to Thailand.
1960 - Israeli soldiers captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.
1985 - More than 50 people died when a flash fire swept a soccer stadium
in Bradford, England.
1995 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was extended indefinitely.
The treaty limited the spread of nuclear material for military purposes.
1996 - An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff
from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades. All 110 on board
1997 - Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever
multi-game match. He lost to IBM's chess computer Deep Blue. It was the
first time a computer had beat a world-champion player.
1998 - India conducted its first underground nuclear tests, three of
them, in 24 years. The tests were in violation of a global ban on
1998 - A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single
currency. The coin is known as the euro.
2001 - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his decision to
approve a 30-day delay of the execution of convicted Oklahoma City
bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh had been scheduled to be executed on May
16, 2001. The delay was because the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) had failed to disclose thousands of documents to McVeigh's defense
U.S. Concerned Netanyahu, Mofaz May Attack Iran
israelnationalnews.com - The United States is worried that Shaul Mofaz
and his Kadima party’s joining a unity government with Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran's nuclear
facilities at any given moment, according to a report on Channel 10 News
Loving the bomb: NATO to splurge billions on nuclear weapons overhaul
RT - The US is planning to spend $4 billion to upgrade NATO’s Western
Eruopean nuclear arsenal. The “unnecessary and expensive” initiative is
likely to stir new animosity with Russia, a report says.
VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Admit Terrorist Bombing Campaign
LD Report May 10, 2012 - Perhaps in an attempt to soften coming
revelations that Syria's opposition will be increasingly armed and
backed by the West for a final military push to divide and destroy a
sovereign Syria, Reuters released a report titled, "Outgunned
Syria Rebels Make Shift to Bombs." The report admits that the Syrian
rebels, depicted so-far as hapless pro-democracy protesters, are now
turning to bombing tactics.
Syrian War - The Prequel: 2007 New Yorker Article Exposed
US-Israeli-Saudi Conspiracy to Overthrow Assad
Activist Post - A reader recently pointed out this confirmed
2007 New Yorker article titled, "The Redirection: Is the
Administration's new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on
terrorism?" Written by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh, it covers
everything from admissions that the US, Saudis, and Israelis are working
together, despite the Saudis and their Sunni proxies' attempts to
portray themselves as "anti-Israeli," to admissions that the US is
funding a region-wide network of militants and terrorists, many of whom
have literally trained at Al Qaeda camps.
Soros Tides Foundation Under Investigation for Funding Foreign Radicals
Activist Post - George Soros is currently under investigation by the
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for funding foreign radicals for nefarious
endeavors. The Tides Foundation, a Soros charity, is accused of being a
“clearinghouse for foreign donors that want to donate here but do not
have Canadian charitable status.”
Cesium in Fukushima Prefecture 122 Times Higher than in Belarus
Kurt Nimmo - Soil samples were analyzed by the Minamisoma government and
found to be 122 times more contaminated than the mandatory evacuation
zone in Belarus north of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Cesium causes
cancer of the liver, kidneys, pancreas and other organs. It is
particularly dangerous when it is in the soil and ends up in food.
12.6 Billion-Dollar Bailout for Fukushima Operator TEPCO
NY Times - Japan is ready to nationalize Tokyo Electric Power, the
operator of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, under a 1
trillion yen ($12.5 billion) bailout plan that was approved on
Turkey ups Iran oil imports despite sanctions
RT - Turkey has sharply increased its oil imports from Iran. According
to Turkey's Statistical Institute, the country imported well over a
million tons of Iranian crude this March - the highest monthly purchase
since last July. However, new U.S. sanctions are now harming relations
between Ankara and Tehran. RT talks to political analyst Chris Bambery
New suspicions: Did Iran organize a clean-up at suspected nuclear site?
RT - Freshly released satellite imagery shows “unusual activity” at
Iran’s Parchin military base, which the West fears is used for nuclear
experiments. But is the imagery sufficient evidence for claims of a
clean-up operation? The photos, taken last month by the Institute for
Science and International Security (ISIS), show a stream of water
flowing out of a building suspected of containing an explosive chamber
for nuclear tests.... The new developments at the site “raise concerns
that Iran may have been washing inside the building,” claims the ISIS.
Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile
AFP - Pakistan carried out a successful test firing of a short-range
nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Thursday, the military said. The
launch of the Hatf III, which has a range of up to 290 kilometres (200
miles) and can also carry conventional warheads, came at the end of a
field training exercise, a military statement said. Two weeks ago
Pakistan test-fired an intermediate range ballistic missile, seen as a
response to arch-rival India's launch of its new long-range Agni V,
capable of hitting targets anywhere in China.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: At least 55 killed in twin blasts at Damascus intel
compound, terrorists blamed
RT - At least 55 people have been killed and 372 others injured by two
powerful blasts in the Syrian capital on Thursday morning. The car bombs
detonated near a military intelligence building. The blasts happened in
quick succession during the morning rush hour, just as employees were
arriving to work. An initial small explosion was followed by a much
larger blast allegedly targeted at paramedics and security forces
arriving at the scene, AP reports.
Activists mount court challenge against US drone attacks
Press TV - The lawyers informed that for the first time a court was
approached questioning the role of government of Pakistan in these
attacks. Addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club,
Foundation for Fundamental Rights (FFR) Legal Director Shahzad Akbar
announced that two petitions have been filed to the Peshawar High Court
(PHC) against the Federation of Pakistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Ministry of Defense.
VIDEO: British public sector rises up as 200,000 strike against cuts and
As many as 200,000 angry public sector workers staged a day of protest
on Thursday, taking to the streets of London to voice their disgust at
proposed government cuts. Among the demonstrators were civil servants,
lecturers, health workers, Ministry of Defence staff, and immigration
officers – fueled by ministers' vows to press ahead with the
controversial reforms, made clear in yesterday's Queen's Speech.
VIDEO: Farage: We Face The Prospect Of Mass Civil Unrest In Europe
Paul Joseph Watson - MEP Nigel Farage gave a rousing speech in the
European Parliament yesterday during which he warned that the actions of
the EU were setting the stage for the re-emergence of National Socialism
and that the continent faced the prospect of mass civil unrest.
Korean court sentences US soldier to six years
Press TV - The Seoul Central District Court found Private Kevin
Robinson, 21, guilty of raping the girl, then aged 17, at her home in
the city in September, a court spokeswoman said. Crimes by the 28,500
U.S. troops based in South Korea are a sensitive subject in the country,
even though many see their presence as necessary to deter an attack by
India drugs inquiry could prompt new U.S. scrutiny
Reuters - Global drugmakers could face new U.S. scrutiny after a report
from lawmakers in India alleged abuses in that country's drug approval
process, lawyers familiar with such investigations said. An Indian
parliamentary panel on Wednesday said officials of India's drug
regulator had been colluding with pharmaceutical companies to speed up
approval procedures, allowing some drugs that are not permitted in other
countries to go on sale.
Earliest Mayan calendar shows no hint of 'world end'
AFP - The earliest known Mayan calendar has been found in an ancient
house in Guatemala and it offers no hint that the world's end is
imminent, researchers said Thursday.... "For the first time we get to
see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be
official record keeper of a Maya community," [archaeologist] Saturno
said. "The ancient Maya predicted the world would continue, that 7,000
years from now, things would be exactly like this," he added.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio responds to federal lawsuit
DOJ announces plans to file complaint over alleged racial
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Arizona lawman remains steadfast despite lawsuit threat
VIDEO: It’s not just the Red Cross preparing for an evacuation
of Chicago during NATO summit
Activist Post - The local Chicago CBS affiliate recently
reported that Benedictine University has been contacted by the
American Red Cross chapter in DuPage County to set up emergency
shelters. This is being done in order to prepare for a potential
evacuation of Chicago during the NATO summit, and the Lisle
campus of Benedictine University has been instructed to plan for
up to 1,000 evacuees.
VIDEO: 'FEMA Coffins' Being Moved Northbound On Georgia Highway
5-8-2012; Are They Being Transferred To Chicago?
Vatic Project - This is being pieced together from two different
sites, I am putting up a written description the driver of a car
gave of seeing the truck and how they reacted to each other. It
was so interesting, that I decided simply to copy the text here
verbatim to read. He was driving in a car that was passing the
truck as you can see below, took the photo, and here is what he
had to say...
US military school taught soldiers to wage a "total war" against
RT - When the Defense Department wasn’t blowing billions on
failed machinery and weapons of war, the Pentagon was paying a
US Army lieutenant colonel to indoctrinate servicemen with the
notion that the entire Islam religion should be eradicated
CIA launches massive hunt for a mole within its ranks
RT - The United States’ top spy chief, retired Lieutenant
General James Clapper, is asking for an internal investigation
of the CIA. Clapper’s official title is the director of national
intelligence — and he doesn’t take it lightly. Now the
uncovering of a clandestine CIA operation involving the
installation of double agents inside the ranks of al-Qaeda by
the mainstream media over the weekend has left Lt. Gen. Clapper
demanding answers about a possible mole within the ranks of
America’s supposedly top-secret spy agency.
VIDEO: TSA Toddler Terror: Family Marched Off Plane;
18-Month-Old On No Fly List
Steve Watson - TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale Airport ordered a
family to get off a plane they had already boarded, saying that
their eighteen-month-old child was on a no fly list as a terror
suspect. The child’s parents said they believe they were flagged
up and ordered to leave the JetBlue flight because they and
their daughter are of Middle Eastern descent.
TSA Blasted over Security Equipment Spending
MSNBC - The report blasted the TSA for purchasing more explosive
trace detectors (ETD) than necessary in order to receive a bulk
discount and for warehousing 35 percent of security equipment
for more than one year, among other claims. The total value of
equipment in storage is an estimated $184 million. The excessive
number of ETD machines, which cost $30,000 each, amounted to
nearly $44 million. The delay in deploying stored screening
equipment resulted in depreciation estimated at $23 million.
VIDEO: Cop Accused of Kicking Pregnant Woman in Stomach
Dekalb County News - A DeKalb County police officer [Jerad
Wheeler] is under criminal investigation after being accused of
kicking a woman who was almost nine months pregnant.... Two
other complaints about use of force have been filed against
Wheeler, including when he allegedly shot a family's dog after
responding to the wrong address, the report said.
Poll: Only 27% of Americans back US-led Afghan war
Press TV - The poll found that far fewer people than last year
think the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. troops increased
the threat of terrorism against Americans. Overall, 27 percent
say the al-Qaida leader's death resulted in an increased terror
threat, 31 percent believe his death decreased the threat of
terrorism and 38 percent say it has had no effect. The poll was
conducted before the revelation this week of a recent al-Qaida
plot to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner with an underwear bomb.
VIDEO: Tennessee Football Coach fired for making Obama song.
He'll make more money when this song becomes a big hit than he
would teaching school
Tennessee middle school assistant football coach, age 26, fired
for a song he wrote and played! This could be the next number
one hit country song. It's the best effort yet at encapsulating
the outrage at the oversteps of this government in an
entertaining song. Apparently, the guy was fired over the song
because some parents complained.
The Real Reason for O-Bomb-Ya’s Flipflop on Gay Marriage
LRC Blog - The network news reported this morning that the Obama
campaign received over $1 million in new donations in the first
90 minutes after announcing the president's "support" for gay
marriage. It's all win-win for the prez. He doesn't have to
actually do anything to promote gay marriage and thereby incur
the wrath (and lose the votes) of those who are opposed to it,
especially a majority of the African-American community. At the
same time he can collect millions from easily-duped, naive, and
affluent gay people.
YouTube: The Jones Plantation
One cannot change reality by changing the words you use to
describe reality. Look beneath the rhetoric, and glimpse the
VIDEO: BREAKING NEWS: Benn Swann claims ALL DELEGATES UNBOUND at
YouTube: Ron Paul on Gay Marriage: None of the State's Business
Published on May 10, 2012 by RonPaulcom.
YouTube: Tom Woods in Exclusive Interview With Ron Paul’s Better
Half, Carol Paul
The Peter Schiff Show with guest host Tom Woods May 10th 2012.
Mitt Romney’s Cousins Are Hitting The Campaign Trail – To
Support Ron Paul
Business Insider - In a press release this afternoon, Paul
campaign spokesman Gary Howard announced that the Romney
relatives – “indeed those related to fellow Presidential
candidate Mitt Romney” -will all stump for Paul at Idaho
caucuses on Super Tuesday.
YouTube: Ron Paul Update
Message from Ron Paul.
URGENT: Please donate to the Missouri Delegate Chipin- some
Delegates having a hard time getting to the GOP State
Daily Paul - Everyone, we are the Greene County, MO for Ron Paul
2012 campaign group, we are also the host Ron Paul campaign for
the upcoming Missouri State Republican Convention in June. The
convention is situated here in Springfield, MO (Greene County).
Very important Missouri delegates will be UNBOUND! We are
starting a Chipin for some of our delegates that do not have the
financial means to make it from other parts of the state, some
as far as 5 and 6 hours away.
Ron Paul Is Our "August Surprise"
Published on May 9, 2012 by
VIDEO: Austin Lotto Winner Uses Jackpot to Create Ad Exposing
Agenda 21 Councilman
Infowars - With the local election looming, Austin is taking
notice of some of the real issue candidates running in the race,
but not for the reasons you might expect. KUT News rounded up
what it called “The Five Weirdest Austin Election Commercials.”
But while most were odd for catching awkward acting moments or
cheesy scripted lines, a video supporting Laura Pressley for
Place 2 City Council was labeled “weird” because it was made by
a unique individual making an effort.
Romney & Son Investigated For 8 Billion Ponzi Scheme
Daily Paul - Mitt Romney and his son Tagg Romney have been
implicated in a 8.5 billion dollar ponzi scheme with Wall Street
investors Allen Stanford and James M. Davis.The pair are not
cleared including their three partners in a court document
verified, ongoing legal proceeding involving selling fraudulent
CD’s to potential investors. ABC news link here.
Family of slain black man demands prosecution
Press TV - The family of Kenneth Chamberlain, a Marine veteran
shot dead by police in his home, say they hope federal
prosecutors will indict and prosecute the officer who killed
him. U.S. attorneys are currently reviewing the death of
Chamberlain, an ailing 68-year-old African American who was
killed by a white police officer last year in White Plains, New
84-year-old Man Stops Home Invasion with Korean War Gun
WPXI Pittsburgh - According to police, Raymond Hills, 25, fled
from the Elizabeth Township home just after 4:30 a.m. when
84-year-old Fred Ricciutti shot him with the German Luger he
used in the Korean War. "I said 'Halt, who's there?'" said
Ricciutti. "I'm thinking, friend or foe, he shouldn't be there
that time of day.".... Authorities said they don't plan on
filing any charges against Ricciutti.
Millions Of Illegal Immigrants Are Using A Massive Scam To Get
Bigger Tax Refunds Than You Are
American Dream - Did you know that illegal immigrants all over
the United States are using a massive scam to receive tax
refunds from the federal government that are often in excess of
$10,000? It is estimated that 2 million illegal immigrants are
filing fraudulent tax returns each year and that they are
pulling in more than 4 billion dollars in tax refunds every year
that they are not entitled to.
VIDEO: 'Free Trade regime harms working Texans’
Press TV - International trade ministers and corporate lobbyists
are descending on Texas from May 8-18 for a critical trade
summit aimed at rushing the secretive new Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement toward completion. Bob
Cash, Director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition spoke to Press
TV's U.S. Desk on Wednesday about what his group planned to do.
High cost of execution: $700mn in California
Press TV - For California to execute the more than 700 murderers
on death row, the state would have to spend about $700 million
to do so, according to the Bay Area News Group. The review of
capital punishment cases revealed just how costly, and time
consuming, state executions have become. Since reinstating the
death penalty in 1978, the state has executed only 13 prisoners,
due to lengthy appeals in state and federal courts that can drag
on for years if not decades.
JPMorgan Reports $2 Billion Loss on Synthetic Positions
silverdoctors.com -JPMorgan has just reported a $2 billion loss
on synthetic credit securities (can you say Greek credit default
swaps?). JPM is plunging in after-hours trading, down nearly 6%.
VIDEO: Will ‘Operation Medicine Delivery’ Lead to Forced
Adan Salazar - The federal government is using Operation
Medicine Delivery to
gauge the public’s response to receiving medication from a
postal worker, but what’s their real purpose? Are they
acclimating the public to receive medications from anyone who
says so? Could this eventually lead to forced door-to-door
Or, as Kurt Nimmo writes, is this just a feeble attempt to
keep the bogus war on terror alive?
Natural sunburn remedies and cures for minor burns
If you have a head to toe sunburn fill the tub with lukewarm
water and add 2 cups of
apple cider vinegar. Soak for at least 10 to 20 minutes.
Don't have access to a tub? Saturate a cloth with undiluted
cider vinegar and use as a compress.... Vinegar reduces the pain
and swelling, disinfects and reduces the possibility of
Whooping cough epidemic declared in Wash. state
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's worst outbreak of whooping
cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an
epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to
get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious
disease could spike much higher.
Australia Ends Free Whooping Cough Vaccines for Adults: Doesn’t
Gaia Health - In a bow to reality, Australia has just ended free
pertussis vaccines for adults. The idea of cocooning—protecting
babies from diseases by vaccinating adults—simply hasn’t borne
out. When they finally tried to find evidence in support of
cocooning, it turned out not to be there.
Americans consume EIGHTY percent of the world's pain pills as
prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes
Daily Mail - Americans consume 80 percent of the world's supply
of painkillers -- more than 110 tons of pure, addictive opiates
every year -- as the country's prescription drug abuse epidemic
explodes. That's enough drugs to give every single American 64
Percocets or Vicodin. And pain pill prescriptions continue to
surge, up 600 percent in ten year, thanks to doctors who are
more and more willing to hand out drugs to patients who are
FDA Seeks Prescription Drug Vending Machine
Natural Society - Would you purchase prescription drugs from a
vending machine? Thanks to a new move by the FDA to allow the
public to diagnose themselves with conditions and purchase the
appropriate pharmaceuticals from a vending machine, it may
become a reality. By simply visiting a ‘drug kiosk’ in a mall or
drug store, you may soon be able to buy drugs that treat health
conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma,
New Update: Only 4 mg of This May Help You Maintain Youthfulness
By Dr. Mercola - Even if you've never heard of astaxanthin, a
carotenoid derived from the microalgae Haematoccous pluvialis,
you've surely seen it. This is the compound that makes salmon,
crabs, lobsters, shrimp and flamingos, which eat the algae, red
or pink. It also happens to be emerging as one of the world's
most powerful antioxidants, with diverse health benefits that
run the gamut from protection against oxidative stress to
slowing age-related functional decline.
Microsoft returning Windows to 'the digital dark ages'?
Fox News - Mozilla, the developer group behind the popular
Firefox browser, argued Wednesday night that Firefox is being
banned from certain versions of Windows 8, the forthcoming
tablet-centric OS from Microsoft -- returning Windows users to
the dark ages before competition.
VIDEO: Pedophilia Groups Invade Facebook
Infowars.com - Chelsea Schilling of World Net Daily covers
Facebook’s selective censorship and their inability to stop
pedophilia groups. Read the WND article here.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
FundRAISER St, Louis - Dinner Featuring First-Hand Farm Raid
Stories and Farmageddon Film
May 19, 2012 | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.
This FundRAISER dinner is held the evening of the 1st Weston A.
Price Foundation Regional Conference. We encourage you to attend
the conference too, to learn more about the benefits of nutrient
dense foods from Sally Fallon Morell, Kaayla Daniels, Ph.D.,
Sarah Pope and others.
Brickyard Educational Farm and Nick's Organic Farm - Rally May
The Montgomery County Executive wants to bulldoze the
educational farm and turn it into parking lots and private
pay-for-play soccer fields. We still have a few different
chances to save Nick's Organic Farm. We are pursuing litigation
that could nullify the County's lease. In addition, the MSI
sub-lease now has to pass through a mandatory referral process,
where the Department of Parks and Planning will evaluate whether
the roads in Potomac could accommodate this change, and whether
the use of private soccer fits with the master plan.
Our President in Uniform
The military legacy of our last 12 American presidents, from
Harry S. Truman to Barak H. Obama, proudly wearing their service
Today in History - Thursday - May 10, 2012
1840 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith moved his band of followers to
Illinois to escape the hostilities they had experienced in Missouri.
1865 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union
troops near Irvinville, GA.
1869 - Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory,
UT. A golden spike was driven in at the celebration of the first
transcontinental railroad in the U.S.
1872 - Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for the U.S.
1876 - Richard Wagner’s "Centennial Inaugural March" was heard for the
first time at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA.
1898 - A vending machine law was enacted in Omaha, NE. It cost $5,000
for a permit.
1908 - The first Mother's Day observance took place during a church
service in Grafton, West Virginia.
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Federal Bureau of
1933 - The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.
1940 - Germany invaded Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
1941 - England's House of Commons was destroyed by a German air raid.
1941 - Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, parachuted into Scotland on
what he claimed was a peace mission.
1942 - U.S. forces in the Philippines began to surrender to the
1943 - U.S. troops invaded Attu in the Aleutian Islands to expel the
1960 - The U.S.S. Triton completed the first circumnavigation of the
globe under water. The trip started on February 16.
1968 - Preliminary Vietnam peace talks began in Paris.
1986 - Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to
fly with the Blue Angels team.
1994 - The state of Illinois executed convicted serial killer John Wayne
Gacy for the murders of 33 young men and boys.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black
1999 - China broke off talks on human rights with the U.S. in response
to NATO's accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia.
2001 - Boeing Co. announced that it would be moving its headquarters to
2001 - In Ghana, 121 people were killed in a stampede at a soccer game.
2002 - Robert Hanssen was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for
parole. Hanssen, an FBI agent, had sold U.S. secrets to Moscow for $1.4
million in cash and diamonds.
2002 - Taiwan test fired a locally made Sky Bow II surface-to-air
missile for the first time. They also fired three U.S.-made Hawk
2002 - Dr. Pepper announced that it would be introducing a new flavor,
Red Fusion, for the first time in 117 years.
2011 - It was announced that Microsoft had closed a deal to purchase the
internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion.
VIDEO: Bombs not biggest al-Qaida airline danger
This week on Around the World, Christiane Amanpour speaks with David
Ignatius of the Washington Post to discuss the foiled Al-Qaida terror
plot targeting an overseas jetliner and the country of origin of the
plot, Yemen. Yemen is one of the regions poorest countries and al-Qaida
has taken advantage of their political unrest to gain influence and set
up a home base of operations. This is where bomb builder Ibrahim Al-Asiri
has set up shop, working to to construct an undetectable bomb to take
down airplanes heading towards the United States.
Damascus blasts kill 40, injure 170: Syrian TV
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two large explosions killed 40 people in Damascus on
Thursday, state media said, destroying dozens of cars on a highway and
damaging an intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's
crackdown on a 14-month-old uprising. Syrian television blamed
"terrorists" for the morning rush-hour blasts, which were the deadliest
to hit the capital since the revolt began.
Putin tells Obama he’ll skip G8 summit
In a telephone conversation with Obama, Putin cited "his
responsibilities to finalize Cabinet appointments in the new Russian
government" in declining the invitation to join leaders of the world's
richest nations at Camp David May 18-19. The White House announcement
came after a war of words between Washington and Moscow over a Russian
security crackdown on demonstrations in the aftermath of Putin's
election as president.
Sony reports record annual loss of $5.7 billion
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. racked up a record annual loss of 457 billion
yen ($5.7 billion) in its fourth straight year of red ink as the
once-glorious maker of the Walkman and PlayStation struggles toward a
turnaround under a new president.
McAfee antivirus developer arrested by Belizean government on false
charges while researching natural herbs for drug-resistant bacteria
(NaturalNews) John McAfee, founder of McAfee Associates, one of the
first software companies to develop anti-virus software for personal
computers, was recently arrested and had his house raided by military
police in Belize. According to reports, an armed unit known as the "Gang
Suppression Unit" (GSU) busted down the doors of McAfee's home,
ransacked his property, shot and killed his dog, handcuffed his 12
employees, and took him to jail, all on false charges.
VIDEO: Brookings Announces Next Move in Syria: War
Tony Cartalucci - By the US policy think-tank Brookings Institution’s
own admission, the Kofi Annan six-point peace plan in Syria was merely a
ploy to buy time to reorganize NATO’s ineffective terrorist proxies and
provide them the pretext necessary for establishing NATO protected safe
havens from which to carry out their terrorism from. In fact, Brookings
actually stated in a recent report, “Assessing Options for Regime
Change” (emphasis added):
Corporations Descend on Africa to Securitize Natural Resources for
Activist Post - An $11 million dollar project funded by the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation and the Coca-Cola Corporation are employing
50,000 Kenyan and Ugandan smallholders to produce fruit for Minute Maid,
a subsidiary for Coca-Cola. Mutli-national corporations are descending
on Africa to utilize their land in the hopes that crop yields will boost
their profit margins.... “Africa is now the last frontier in terms of
arable land,” said James Nyoro, the Rockefeller Foundation’s managing
director for Africa.
Warning over 'busybodies' given legal right to fine and demand
information as numbers surge
Daily Mail UK - Thousands of civilians are part of a growing busybody
army with police-style powers to fine and to demand personal
information. Civil liberties group the Manifesto Club yesterday warned
that the ‘extremely dangerous trend’ is resulting in police powers being
handed out ‘like sweets’. There were 1,406 official ‘snoopers’ in 2008
but their ranks – which include traffic marshals, private security
guards and street wardens – have swollen to 2,647.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Al-Qaida bombmaker designs bombs to hide in computers, pets
ABC News - The bombmaker behind the foiled plot on U.S-bound
planes is a master technician with ingenious plans for hiding
hard-to-detect bombs inside cameras, computers and even
household pets. Again and again, Ibrahim al-Asiri has created
bombs that get past security screening -- the underwear bomb
targeting a Detroit-bound jet in 2009, bombs hidden in printer
cartridges set to explode over Chicago, even a bomb hidden in
the body of a younger brother who was sent on a suicide mission
against a Saudi official.
Justice Dept. plans to sue Arizona sheriff Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities have said they plan to sue
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of
civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of
Latinos. The U.S. Justice Department has been seeking an
agreement requiring Arpaio's office to train officers in how to
make constitutional traffic stops, collect data on people
arrested in traffic stops and reach out to Latinos to assure
them that the department is there to also protect them.
Fed clears China's first US bank takeover
AFP - The United States on Wednesday opened its banking market
to ICBC, China's biggest bank, for the first time clearing a
takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company.
Just days after high-level US-China economic talks in Beijing,
the Federal Reserve approved an application from Industrial and
Commercial Bank of China to buy a majority stake in the US
subsidiary of Bank of East Asia. The transaction will make ICBC
the first Chinese state-controlled bank to acquire retail bank
branches in the United States.
VIDEO: Supreme Court: ‘law’ repugnant to the Constitution is
Activist Post - A useful place for Americans to stand is with
the US Supreme Court in one of its most cited decisions that
concluded anything passed as law in obvious violation of the US
Constitution is not law, but void. Void as a legal term means
the alleged “law” has zero legal force; that “void things are as
no things.”... A 3-minute video asks police, military, and other
law enforcement: When you signed-up to serve the US
Constitution, was your Oath sincere?
Freedom-killing bill has just become law in USA - say hello to
'No Speech Zones'
(NaturalNews) For those of you who still believe the U.S.
Constitution's First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech,
your faith is about to be shattered by a new law that likely
will lead to, in essence, "no speech zones."... The measure,
called the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement
Act, was signed into law by President Obama March 8 after it
passed in the Senate following minor modifications made in the
Michigan Town Near Ohio could become “China City”
economyincrisis.org - The southeastern Michigan city of Milan, a
40-minute or so commute to Toledo or Detroit industrial centers,
might become the new home for a 200-acre or larger “China City”
that would house Chinese business people. Milan, a city of 6,000
surrounded by farm fields, is the locale for an unusual deal in
the industrial heartland as the rocky relationship continues
between the People’s Republic of China and the United States.
YouTube: Joyce Riley Interviews Kurt Haskell on the infamous
"Underwear Bomber" incident
ATTORNEY KURT HASKELL provides an update since originally
reporting on his eye-witness account of the now infamous
'Underwear Bomber' incident, where governmental agencies still
have NOT told the whole truth to the American public. Plus a
special announcement from Kurt Haskell.
Navy Wants Ultraviolet Cloaking Device for Jet Fighters
Wired News - The U.S. military is already investing tens of
billions of dollars to make its jet fighters less visible to
radars and infrared sensors. Now the Pentagon wants the defense
industry to come up with a system that can cloak fighters from
another telltale type of radiation: ultraviolet energy from the
VIDEO: F-22 Fighter Pilots Battle Mysterious ‘Raptor Cough’
ABC News - As the Air Force searches desperately for the source
of a mysterious and potentially deadly oxygen system problem in
its $79 billion fleet of F-22 Raptor fighter jets, it is also
investigating why the jets’ pilots are coughing so often after
missions that the pilots have taken to calling it the “Raptor
cough.” For decades pilots in fighter jets have been contending
with temporary fits of coughing after executing extreme
maneuvers in the air, due to a known condition called
acceleration atelectasis, but an Air Force spokesperson told ABC
News that the coughing appears to be more prevalent in F-22
Coast Guard's newest ship filled with holes
RT - What is 418-feet long, costs millions to build and can move
a crew of 110 men across the ocean at a speed of 28 knots? Until
last month, the answer was the US Coast Guard’s newest security
cutter, the Stratton. That all changed in April, however, when
sailors onboard the brand new, 6-month old boat spotted a hole
in the ship’s hull. And then another. And then another. And then
another. ...engineers are docking the ship so that they can
figure out how to fix four holes on the Stratton and also deal
with an epidemic of oxidation that is causing spots of rust to
ravage the boat.
VIDEO: U.S. military conducts ‘realistic urban training’
exercise in Miami
Activist Post - Miami residents were startled to hear the sound
of low-flying military helicopters and explosions emanating from
the abandoned Grand Bay Hotel in the early hours of Tuesday
morning. It turns out that the United States military was
conducting a “realistic urban training” exercise involving some
100 soldiers organized by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
Army Admits Re-Education Camp Manual “Not Intended For Public
Paul Joseph Watson - Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs director
Tiffany Wood has provided the first official response to the
shocking U.S. Army document that outlines the implementation of
re-education camps, admitting that the manual was “not intended
for public release” and claiming that its provisions only apply
outside the United States, a contention completely disproved by
the language contained in the document itself.... This means
that either hackers have obtained access to a secure military
website and downloaded the manual or it was leaked by a military
employee concerned about the content of the document.
‘Trayvon Amendment’ Would Deny Federal Funds to States that
Washington Times - Florida's law, which allows residents to use
force in response to an attack without first having to retreat,
has come under scrutiny after the nationally-polarizing death of
teenager Trayvon Martin. George Zimmermann, a neighborhood watch
volunteer, has been charged with murder in the case.
VIDEO: Federal official: CIA’s source was bomber himself in
(NECN/NBC News: Steve Handelsman) – It was a huge revelation
Tuesday in Washington: federal officials say the terrorist bomb
plot, revealed Monday, was disrupted because the CIA had a
source inside al-Qaida in Yemen, who was the bomber himself.
VIDEO: I-TEAM: Canseco's 'aggressive' pat-down shown in TSA
SAN ANTONIO - It happens to thousands of travelers every day,
but when Congressman “Quico Canseco was patted down last month
at the San Antonio International Airport; he said a TSA agent
crossed the line.
YouTube: Joyce Riley Interviews Charlie Daniels for "Behold A
Pale Horse" America's Last Chance
Published on May 2, 2012 by Joyce Riley The Power Hour - Retired
Three Star GENERAL BOYKIN, actor MARK COLLINS, Hollywood film
industry veteran CHUCK UNTERSEE & the one and only Charlie
Daniels join The Power Hour LIVE this morning to introduce the
new documentary they are a part of "Behold A pale Horse"
America's Last Chance.
24 Facts That Prove That America Is A Nation Of Slobs
The American Dream - What would our founders say if they could
see us now? Americans like to believe that the rest of the world
looks up to us, but the truth is that the rest of the world is
laughing at us.... So what is the solution? Well, just like any
addict, the first thing that we need to do is to admit that
there is a problem. Until we admit how dramatically we have
fallen, we are never going to be ready to make the changes that
are necessary. And yes, we have fallen a long, long way as a
House overturns school bake sale ban
Boston Herald - State lawmakers overturned a controversial ban
on school bake sales this afternoon after a fierce public outcry
over school nutrition guidelines that also prohibited pizza,
white bread and 2 percent milk. “That is the stupidest thing
I’ve seen in my career,” state Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord),
moments after the House unanimously voted to ease the statewide
cupcake crackdown. “Talk about hitting the nerve of government
reaching far into people’s lives.”
Ron Paul Rise For Liberty Money Bomb May 17th
Pledge today to the Rise For Liberty Money Bomb! Spread this
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VIDEO: Texas Is Up! Super Brochures! Mail Now!
Daily Paul - We are going into the last innings of a very close
game. And we need a home run in Texas. And it is up to us to
make the big play.
'It will lead to war' - Ron Paul fights to end military aid for
RT -Presidential hopeful Ron Paul has condemned a plan being
considered in the United States House of Representatives that
would allow for the US to continue aiding in the defense of
Israel by equipping the Jewish state’s military with added
weaponry. From Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Congressman Ron
Paul (R-Texas) attacked the contents of an act currently up for
discussion that, if passed, would reestablish America’s major
role in Israeli affairs. Rep Paul fears, however, that it would
do more harm than good for all nations involved.
The Real GOP Delegate Map The Media Won’t Show You
Alexander Higgins - In reality, Ron Paul has won the 5 states
(actually he is winning 11 states now) needed to secure a spot
at the GOP national convention but you won’ see those 5 states
listed as wins on any corporate media list of delegate counts.
Texas INMATE gets 40 per cent of votes against Obama in West
Daily Mail - Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts
of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting
four out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential
primary. The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont
Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at
the University of New Mexico in 1999. With 93 per cent of
precincts reporting, Obama was receiving just under 60 per cent
of the vote to Judd's 40 per cent.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Railing Against Wall Street Bailouts, Then
Taking Campaign Contributions From Those Firms?
Daily Paul - (FOX19) - Political candidates who get elected
demanding reform but then take money from those they have been
railing against. We all know that it happens. And yet a new
report out by Bloomberg shows how some Tea party- backed
candidates have been doing just that. But are they alone?
Billionaire Soros Uses Money to Ensure Obama is Re-elected
Activist Post - George Soros, billionaire financier, will be
giving $2 million dollars to support President Barack Obama’s
re-election campaign through outlets such as America Votes and
American Bridge 21st Century.
Mitt Romney arrested for disorderly conduct
RT - According to a nearly two-decade old Boston Globe article
that has been unearthed by Buzzfeed, at one time the
presidential hopeful wasn’t the stiff, white bread, robot-like
humanoid he comes off as today. In fact, Romney even had a run
in with the law during the wild 1980s that ended with the future
governor of Massachusetts being hauled off to a police station
VIDEO: Austin Steals Elderly Veteran’s House for Crime of Having
Kurt Nimmo - The city of Austin, Texas, was looking for an
excuse to steal Joe Del Rio’s modest home. It found one – it
insisted he had a “bunker” beneath the house. Actually, it was a
fallout shelter built during the Cold War, something millions of
encouraged to build by the federal government, beginning in
1961 under the Community Fallout Shelter Program.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Bank Of America Protests Begin At Shareholder Meeting
Huffington Post - Activists from Occupy Wall Street, the
environmental movement and labor unions, along with victims of
home foreclosures, have begun massive demonstrations at Bank of
America's shareholder meeting in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday
VIDEO: NYPD White Shirt Strikes Protestor In Throat With Baton
For NO REASON
Alexander Higgins - This CNN iReport shows an NYPD white shirt
striking an Occupy Wall Street Protestor in the throat with his
baton for no reason then arresting two random protestors for no
VIDEO: It's All Your Money: Taxpayers may be on hook for US
Postal Service losses
FOX NEWS - The USPS is losing up to $25 million dollars a day.
Until now, taxpayers have not been on the hook for its mounting
losses, but that could be about to change. A bill recently
approved by the Senate would appropriate $34 billion in federal
NY Post - And you thought you got rid of them when they left
office. Taxpayers paid almost $3.7 million last year for the
expenses of ex-presidents, including $119,000 in phone bills,
$123,000 for travel, $76,000 for postage and $1.2 million in
rent, according to government figures.
Corexit chemical dispersant used by BP during Gulf oil disaster
linked to horrific human injuries
(NaturalNews) A man who is now a paraplegic and who is also
going blind has filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum (BP)
and its related companies; Halliburton; Transocean; NALCO;
ConocoPhilips and several other companies involved with the
Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that began on April 20, 2010, in
the Gulf of Mexico. According to the suit, BP officials lied
about the safety of Corexit, an oil dispersant sprayed
throughout the Gulf, which resulted in serious and permanent
injuries for a dive team that helped with cleanup efforts.
Choose DIY to Save Big on Solar Panels for Your Home!
Mother Earth News - Have you been thinking about installing
solar panels for your home, but been discouraged because the
cost is too high? Here in Montana, my family and I saved 40
percent on the cost of a solar electric system by buying a kit
and doing the installation ourselves.
Zeolites: the natural detoxifyer
(NaturalNews) Zeolite is a naturally forming microporous,
aluminosilicate mineral combination that is found in rock
deposits around the world. Zeolite comes from the Greek word for
'boiling stones' as they emit steam when heated. Zeolites have a
very strong affinity for pulling out toxic debris from water,
clothing, and within the body. Zeolites are considered one of
nature's finest detoxifying elements.
Garlic more effective than antibiotics against food poisoning
(NaturalNews) If you feel ill because of food poisoning you may
not feel like eating it, but garlic has been proven to be more
effective than antibiotics in fighting the effects of food
poisoning bugs. The active compound, diallyl sulphide, is able
to breach the membranes on many bacteria that make them harder
Beware the dangers of natural hair dyes that contain PPD
(NaturalNews) Many henna hair dyes on the market masquerade as
"Natural" or "Pure Henna". These so-called henna products are
sometimes laced with toxic ingredients and heavy metals. While
adverse reactions are usually dismissed as sensitivity on the
part an individual, the fact remains that an ingredient known as
PPD, or Para-Phenylenediamine, is the poisonous chemical that is
found in many of these "natural" hair dyes. It is also found in
fabric dyes, cosmetics, printing and photocopying inks and photo
developing chemicals, and is responsible for severe and even
Chinese herbs prevent hair loss & stimulate natural hair
restoration without the need for baldness drugs
(NaturalNews) Chinese herbs have been used for centuries on
their own and in conjunction with other alternative therapies
such as acupuncture, acupressure and Ayurveda to prevent hair
loss, re-grow hair and restore natural pigment to gray hair.
Hair loss has many causes, such as the genetic male pattern
baldness and diseases affecting glands and hormones. Lack of
circulation to the scalp and vitamin deficiencies play a major
role in hair health.
Beating Cancer with Nutrition – Turmeric Slows Spread of Breast
Natural Society - Curcumin has been found to possess properties
that reduce the expression of these deadly molecules within
cancer cells, and can potentially slow the spread of breast
cancer. Of course this isn’t the only time turmeric and curcumin
have been shown to battle and prevent cancer. Researchers at
UCLA found that curcumin — a natural phenol and primary compound
of turmeric — exhibits cancer-blocking properties powerful
enough to block cancer growth. In addition, curcumin has
previously been found to reduce tumors by 81% in more than 9
studies, which also gives credence to the natural anti-cancer
health benefits of turmeric and curcumin intake.
Probiotics Destroy Toxic Chemicals In Our Gut For Us
greenmedinfo.com - It is an awesome fact of nature that we have
trillions of organisms within our body – containing completely
foreign DNA -- some of which break down toxic chemicals that we
humans have created to kill other things, but are now killing
us, e.g. pesticides. Who are these strange helpers?
VIDEO: Hundreds Of Flight Attendants Fall Ill With Hair Falling
Alexander Higgins - It is just making news now but since last
year Alaskan Airplane flight attendants started mysteriously
getting ill with symptoms that include itchy rashes and hair
falling out of their heads. The official story is “toxic
uniforms” are to blame, but as I previously reported wild life
in Alaska is also suffering from mysterious die -offs with polar
bears losing their fur and skin lesions and many forms of
wild-life becoming mysteriously ill.... Then If you haven’t seen
it check out this video of the radiation... recorded during a
flight from Michigan to Georgia which is much further from
Sunscreen Causes Cancer? What You May Not Know About Sunscreen
Natural Society - Studies conducted indicate the dangers of
certain chemical compounds within sunscreen could be causing a
variety of skin damaging ailments, especially when reacting with
the sun’s intensive heat. Though the FDA had supervised and
funded the studies showing key ingredients related to vitamin A
as carcinogenic, they knowingly prevented the information from
being released to the public whatsoever – up until recently. The
synthetic vitamin A compound found in many sunscreen brands
contain retinol and retinyl palmitate, both found to react
negatively in the sunlight, becoming toxic to the system.
Amendment to NDAA Would Give Military 'Clandestine Operation'
Authority in Cyberspace
Activist Post - Congress is set to introduce an amendment that
would grant even more power to the military for offensive
operations in cyberspace. As Mike Masnick highlights in his
article for TechDirt, the applicable section currently gives
authority to the president, whereas the amendment would give the
entire Department of Defense the same authority... The current
text of the NDAA reads as follows...
YouTube: FBI wants access to your Facebook
RT - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is on a mission to
wiretap the Internet. With more people communicating through the
Internet, traditional land-line communication is slowly becoming
obsolete. The FBI is seeking to have websites alter their codes
to gain access to users' personal information, but the notion
has posed a challenge and could cause a "going dark problem."
David Seaman, journalist and host of the DL Show, joins us with
his take on the FBI's request.
Twitter hacked? Thousands of passwords posted on file sharing
RT - The passwords for up to 35,000 Twitter accounts were posted
on the online file sharing website Pastebin.com. Twitter said it
would be trying to figure out how the user names and passwords
ended up posted on the portal.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Minnesota Moms to Disobey Ag Officials
Farm Food Freedom Coalition - Minneapolis, MN-Several Minnesota
mothers who organize community access to local fresh farm foods
plan to risk criminal charges by openly and publicly defying
warnings from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The
MDA has threatened several mothers, conducted investigations
against them and sent them warning letters that if they continue
helping provide fresh food to their friends and neighbors, they
will be subject to criminal charges and prosecution. The MDA
alleges the Mothers are violating food-handling regulations.
Food Safety News VIDEO: Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella Outbreak
According to the FDA, pets with Salmonella infection may appear
lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will
only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If your
pet shows signs of Salmonella infection, contact your
Complete list of recalled pet food products.
Today in History - Wednesday - May 9, 2012
1825 - The Chatham Theatre opened in New York City. It was the first
gas-lit theater in America.
1901 - In Australia, the Duke of Cornwall and York declared the First
Commonwealth Parliament open.
1915 - German and French forces fought the Battle of Artois.
1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to
fly an airplane over the North Pole.
1930 - A starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race for the
1936 - Fascist Italy took Addis Abba and annexed Ethiopia.
1936 - The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went
on sale in New York City.
1941 - The German submarine U-110 was captured at sea by Britain's Royal
1945 - U.S. officials announced that the midnight entertainment curfew
was being lifted immediately.
1955 - West Germany joined NATO.
1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an
oral birth-control pill for the first time.
1962 - A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee began formal hearings on the Nixon
1980 - A Liberian freighter hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa
Bay in Florida. 35 motorists were killed and a 1,400-foot section of the
1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black
1996 - In video testimony to a courtroom in Little Rock, AR, U.S.
President Clinton insisted that he had nothing to do with a $300,000
loan in the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.
2002 - In Bethlehem, West Bank, a deal was reached that would end the
38-day standoff at the Church of the Nativity. Thirteen suspected
militants were to be deported to several different countries. The
standoff had begun on April 2, 2002.
2002 - In Kaspiisk, Russia, 39 people were killed and at least 130 were
injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded during a holiday parade.
2002 - In Bahrain, people were allowed to vote for representatives for
the first time in nearly 30 years. Women were allowed to vote for the
first time in the country's history.
Blast targets Syrian military; 6 soldiers wounded
DARAA, Syria (AP) -- A roadside bomb struck a Syrian military truck
Wednesday, wounding six soldiers just seconds after a convoy carrying
the head of the U.N. observer mission passed by.
Pentagon Defends Buying Russian-Made Arms from Exporter Supplying Syria
Bloomberg - The Pentagon must pay Russia’s state- run arms trader to
provide helicopters for Afghanistan’s air force even though the company
also been has supplying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with weapons to
kill his own people, according to the Defense Department’s top policy
U.S. Millionaires Told Go Away as Tax Evasion Rule Looms
Bloomberg - That’s what some of the world’s largest wealth-management
firms are saying ahead of Washington’s implementation of the Foreign
Account Tax Compliance Act, known as Fatca, which seeks to prevent tax
evasion by Americans with offshore accounts. HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA),
Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of Singapore Ltd. and DBS Group Holdings Ltd.
(DBS) all say they have turned away business.
approves $1b for Israel's missile system
Press TV -The total appropriation is the highest ever approved for the
four programs, and reflects U.S. Representatives' consistent support for
Israel. The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee is due to vote on
the draft bill on Tuesday, which will include $948,736,000 for Israel's
missile defense programs for the 2013 fiscal year, which begins in
October. This money is separate from the $3.1 billion in annual military
aid for Israel for 2013. If the proposal passes, Israel will receive a
record total of $4 billion in military aid in the next fiscal year.
Related article/video here.
VIDEO: 'Up to140 civilians killed for every militant in Afghanistan’
Press TV - According to research by well-renowned American philosopher
James Fetzer, as many as 140 innocent civilians were being killed for
every militant targeted in Afghanistan. “From the point of view of
Afghan people, every time an innocent civilian is taken out, about 10
others join the resistance to the American occupation,” Fetzer told
Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday.
VIDEO: Afghan tension: ‘US military, CIA out of control’
RT - Afghan president Hamid Karzai has warned that the strategic pact
with the US will be meaningless if the US continues killing Afghan
civilians. Political analyst Ahmed Quraishi told RT that Karzai is
learning the hard way he cannot trust US forces.
India tells US that Iran is an important oil source
Press TV - Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna told a joint news
conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that
Iran "remains an important source of oil for us." India, which depends
on Iran for 12 percent of its imports, has insisted it would not join
U.S. and European-led sanctions to reduce Tehran’s oil revenues. The
U.S. has been urging India and other countries to slash oil imports from
Iran to step up pressure on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear program.
Greece sinks deeper into crisis, chance of govt fades
(Reuters) - Greece sank deeper into crisis on Tuesday when the Leftist
candidate for prime minister set conditions for a new coalition which
the biggest party said would destroy the country.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Diabetic Girl’s $10,000 Insulin Pump Ruined By Radiation
From TSA Body Scanner
Steve Watson - A sixteen year old diabetic girl was forced to
walk through a TSA body scanner by screeners while wearing an
insulin pump, resulting in the expensive equipment being broken,
and putting her health in jeopardy. Savannah Barry, who suffers
from type one diabetes, meaning she has to wear an insulin pump
at all times, says that TSA screeners spoke to her rudely and
displayed complete ignorance with regards to her medical
USAF Drones May Conduct “Incidental” Domestic Surveillance
Secrecy News - The Air Force policy was restated in a newly
reissued instruction on oversight of Air Force intelligence.
“Air Force Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations, exercise
and training missions will not conduct nonconsensual
surveillance on specifically identified US persons, unless
expressly approved by the Secretary of Defense, consistent with
US law and regulations,” the
instruction stated. On the other hand, “Collected imagery
may incidentally include US persons or private property without
After The Government Microchips Our Soldiers, How Long Will It
Be Before They Want To Put A Microchip In YOU
The American Dream | What would you do if someday the government
made it mandatory for everyone to receive an implantable
microchip for identification purposes?... In the United States
today, millions of dogs and cats have been microchipped,
thousands of elderly Americans with Alzheimer’s disease have
been microchipped, and the U.S. military is developing “medical
devices” that contain microchips to monitor the health of
soldiers. Once the government has microchips implanted in all of
our soldiers, how long will it be before they want to put a
microchip in all government employees for the sake of national
VIDEO: Activist Interrupts War Propaganda 'What About the
Innocent People WE Are Killing With OUR Drone Strikes?'
Activist Post - Peace Activist Medea Benjamin of
interrupted White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan
during a press conference about the progress of the war in
Afghanistan last week. When Brennan was espousing the notion
that Al Qaeda's image is badly tarnished around the Muslim world
because he claims they're killing mostly "innocent men, women
and children," Benjamin stood up and challenged him.
EPA scientist who warned of caustic dust from Ground Zero wins
Guardian - A government scientist sacked for exposing the
dangers to firefighters from the caustic air at Ground Zero in
the days after 9/11 got her job back on Monday. A federal court
ordered that Cate Jenkins, a chemist at the Environmental
Protection Agency, be reinstated to her job with back pay.
Would-be underwear bomber worked with CIA; helped foil plot
RT - The man hired by al-Qaeda to bomb a US airliner was a CIA
informant, who provided the organization with the explosive
device himself. However, American officials still fear a raft of
new attacks on the country’s airplanes. The man worked for the
US and Saudi intelligence services, The New York Times quoted US
and Yemeni officials as saying. The man was reported to have
left Yemen, where he had been recruited by the Yemeni branch of
al-Qaeda to carry out the suicide bombing.
After Americans become outraged with TSA, CIA announces airplane
RT - American officials say they uncovered an al-Qaeda-made bomb
that could have successfully passed through TSA’s security
checkpoints — but only days after a leading US lawmaker launched
a campaign to abolish that very agency.
VIDEO: CIA Bomb Plot: Get Ready for New Intrusive Airport
Kurt Nimmo - A suspicious bomb plot supposedly derailed by the
CIA will be used to usher in new and more intrusive “security”
measures at airports in America.
VIDEO: What not to wear during the NATO summit
chicagobusiness.com - Workers at some Chicago office towers are
being encouraged to dress down to avoid being targeted by
protesters during the meeting of world leaders May 20 and 21....
Tenants in the office building at 1 E. Wacker Drive received a
memo encouraging them to stay away from wearing suits, urging
workers to “look like a protester.”
Border Patrol Unveils First New Strategy in 8 years, Cracks Down
on Mexico’s Revolving Door
Daily Mail - The new approach - outlined in a 32-page document
that took more than two years to develop - uses buzzwords like
'risk-based' and 'intelligence-driven' to describe a more
nuanced, targeted response to constantly evolving threats....
U.S Border Patrol chief Mike Fisher said he would rule out more
fences but, 'It's not going to be part of our mantra.' Fisher
said the agency is moving more toward mobile surveillance like
unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters.
VIDEO: Preliminary Hearing In Kelly Thomas Death Case Continues
CBS - (Warning disturbing video.) The chief of surgical trauma
at UC Irvine Medical Center took the stand Tuesday as the
preliminary hearing in the Kelly Thomas death case continued for
its second day. Prosecutors say Fullerton police officers Manuel
Ramos and Jay Cicinelli confronted 37-year-old Thomas on the
evening of July 5th about some car break-ins and after a few
contentious exchanges, beat him mercilessly into
May 8 GOP Primaries: Indiana, West Virginia, North Carolina
Stop looking at the primary, that isn't what really matters
here. Ron Paul is not losing
Daily Paul - We have been through this, forget the primaries
(straw polls). Winning delegates at the convention is all that
matters, if you have been paying attention. Forget the media
when they say Romney has this locked up and forget what they are
reporting as the delegate count. The delegates decide the
nominee folks, and we are winning the majority of delegates all
over the country.
YouTube: Ron Paul Interview with Larry Kudlow
CNBC May 8, 2012. Why Ron Paul will not endorse Mitt Romney...
Rasmussen poll included Ron Paul as a third party candidate (?).
WARNING: Romney Campaign Is Paying People To Gather Information
About State Delegates
Daily Paul - Ron Paul Forums: According to a MI RP campaign
staffer, the campaign: "...received word that Romney's campaign
is paying people to gather information about the state delegates
and identify the "troublemakers" (i.e., you and me) so be
careful not to share your information or political affiliations
with strangers." Watch for this in other states as well. This is
especially important if you are a delegate.
VIDEO: MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show: Ron Paul Dominates Delegates in
Daily Paul - The MSM still at the propaganda, which is actually
helping us. They keep stating that Romney will be the nominee,
that means Romney people will not show up, GREAT!
VIDEO: Surprise! Fox News: Ron Paul is much bigger than people
Daily Paul - They seem so surprised about Ron Paul winning
delegates but at the same time comment on how organized he is
and how Romney Has NO organization!
Carl Bunce, NV RP Campaign Mgr's Speech at Convention, Ron's
Speech & Our Interview w/Carol Paul!
Daily Paul - Did we ever think there would be a day when we'd
hear a speech like this from OUR guy, at the state convention
Romney Super PAC accepts funds from federal contractors
Press TV - The contributions, reported by the Restore Our Future
political action committee over a nine-month stretch ending in
February, came from firms in fields such as energy, engineering
and health care. They represent businesses with federal
contracts totaling more than $244 million, according to
government records. The ban on political giving by such
contractors has existed since the 1940s. Even so, several of the
donors stand by their contributions.
VIDEO: IRS forms show charity's money isn't going to disabled
CNN - A national charity that vows to help disabled veterans and
their families has spent tens of millions on marketing services,
all the while doling out massive amounts of candy, hand
sanitizer bottles and many other unnecessary items to veteran
aid groups, according to a CNN investigation. The
National Foundation... received about $55.9 million in
donations since it began operations in 2007, according to
publicly available IRS 990 forms. Yet according to the DVNF's
tax filings with the IRS, almost none of that money has wound up
in the hands of American veterans.
Obama's DOJ And Wall Street: Too Big For Jail?
Forbes - Over the past three years, the Department of Justice
has filed criminal charges against hundreds of ordinary
Americans for financial fraud. But no one from the largest banks
and firms on Wall Street have been similarly charged for events
leading up to the financial crisis. Could that be because those
banks are clients of the firms from which top DOJ officials
VIDEO: House Lawmakers Consider Federal Reserve System
C-Span 3 May 8, 2012 - Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) chaired a House
Financial Services Subcommittee hearing on six legislative
proposals that either reform or suggest abolishing the Federal
Reserve System. According to the Committee, calls for reforming
aspects of the Federal Reserve System have existed since the
agency's creation in 1913. However, the committee states, "with
the onset of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and during the
prolonged recession, calls for reform have escalated."
VIDEO: Ridiculous Claim: Fed Policy Not To Blame For Rising Food
and Gas Prices; The Dollar Hasn’t Gone Down
Mac Slavo - Government mouthpiece and well known Keynesian
economist Paul Krugman makes the case for monetary easing and
Fed intervention by claiming that the rising cost of food and
gas has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve or the free money
they’ve dished out to banks, both foreign and domestic, to the
tunes of not billions, but tens of trillions of dollars.
Bank of America initiates home loan modification offers
AP - The lender said Tuesday it has begun mailing out letters to
customers who may qualify to have their home loans reduced as
part of a multistate settlement over alleged foreclosure abuses.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based company estimates that more than
200,000 of its customers could potentially be in line for a
reduction in the principal balance on their mortgage.
Over 1300 Tubes Damaged at Ailing San Onofre nuke plant...
ABC News - More than 1,300 tubes that carry radioactive water
inside the San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California are
so damaged that they will be taken out of service, the utility
that runs the plant said Tuesday. The figures released by
Southern California Edison are the latest disclosure in a probe
of equipment problems that have kept the coastal plant sidelined
for more than three months.
Pfizer and Merck under investigation for colluding with Obama
Administration on health care overhaul
(NaturalNews) Most Americans have no idea what truly went on
behind closed doors during the crafting and illegitimate passing
of Obamacare, also known as the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act. But a congressional investigation currently
underway is seeking to unearth the dirty details, including how
drug giants like Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. greased the
financial wheels to make sure their pharmaceuticals received
preferential treatment as part of the health care overhaul.
Use these 5 powerful herbs to boost your immune system
(NaturalNews) It's good to know more about simple herbs to
protect us against infections as well as cure us from infections
and disease. Some herbs can be consumed directly; some need to
be made into teas or tinctures, while others are offered as
essential oils or in capsules as supplements. Here are five
choices linked to articles explaining in greater detail.
The top eight anti-aging foods available right now
(NaturalNews) Here are the top 8 foods with powerful anti-aging
properties that are built to better our health and appearance
while also encouraging longevity. They should be added to your
arsenal of daily health-promoting tools in order to keep you
looking and feeling great no matter how many years you've got
under your belt.
Resveratrol vindicated for anti-aging benefits and prevention of
(NaturalNews) Resveratrol has been a popular buzz word around
the alternative health community for more than a decade, touted
for its anti-aging properties and potent antioxidant and
anti-inflammatory actions at the cellular level.
Pineapple's bromelain enzyme provides amazing health benefits
(NaturalNews) You've probably heard of an enzyme found in
pineapple called Bromelain. This enzyme is often used by itself
as a supplement to aid in various ailments and boost general
health. It is also added to natural digestion aids, anti
inflammatory remedies, and general health supplements. There are
also quite a few additional health benefits that may be lesser
known than its most common uses. It has been linked to better
heart and circulatory health, improvement in asthma and other
breathing conditions and improved immunity.
Vitamin D reduces major medical risks in the eldery if taken in
(NaturalNews) Most NaturalNews readers know some of the health
values of vitamin D3, which go well beyond the accepted bone
health quality. But how much is enough and how little is not
enough is a controversial subject. Adding to the confusion is
some concern of how much would lead to excessive vitamin D3
intake to produce the rare event of vitamin D toxicity.
Study: Children who grow up on family farms and drink raw milk
have fewer allergies, autoimmune disorders
(NaturalNews) Growing up on a family-scale farm and drinking raw
cow's milk are two important elements that promote robust
childhood immune development. These are the findings of a recent
study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology, which found that farm-raised children generally tend
to have less allergies, asthma and other autoimmune problems
compared to children raised away from farm environments.
FDA review favors first drug for HIV prevention
AP - A pill that has long been used to treat HIV has moved one
step closer to becoming the first drug approved to prevent
healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes
AIDS.... FDA reviewers on Tuesday said that patients must be
diligent about taking the pill every day if using it as a
preventative measure. Adherence to the medication was less than
perfect in clinical trials, and reviewers said that patients in
the real world may forget to take their medication even more
than those in clinical studies.
Drop the moneybomb on Monsanto - join the global fundraiser for
victory on GMO labeling
(NaturalNews) Between May 1 and May 26, a broad coalition of
food, farm, health, public interest, and environmental groups
across the country, joined by leading organic food companies,
will attempt to raise one million dollars to support the
California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, a
citizens' ballot initiative.
Scientists Trigger Insulin Release in Lab Mice Using Radio Waves
Red Ice Creations - Some laboratory mice were given specially
engineered insuling-producing genes. These genes were then
remotely activated using radio waves. This could mean a whole
new field of medical procedures in which we turn genes on and
off at will.... Admittedly, while the treatment itself is
totally non-invasive, the researchers did first have to inject
some nanoparticles onto the mice’s cells in order to affect
VIDEO: Reddit Founder Slams Facebook Support For CISPA
Paul Joseph Watson - In an interview with CNN, Reddit founder
Alexis Ohanian said he would refuse to buy Facebook stock
because of the company’s appalling attitude to privacy and its
support for the CISPA bill.... Reddit joins Mozilla as the only
other major tech company to decry CISPA, with firms like
Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Symantec, AT&T and
Verizon all backing the bill.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The federal government is spending $4
million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers.
Currently, fewer than a quarter of the nation's roughly 7,100
farmers markets are set up to use the Electronic Benefit
Transfer system, or food stamps. But Kathleen Merrigan, deputy
secretary of agriculture, said she hopes these grants will bring
another 4,000 of those outlets on line with the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program.
Solid Gold Pet Food Recall
Susan Thixton - Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., El
Cajon, California, announced a voluntary recall of one batch of
WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold
WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of
December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date
code. Solid Gold is voluntarily recalling the products below,
distributed in the United States and Canada.
Is Pet Food History Repeating Itself?
Susan Thixton - Though we might not be provided with a full
explanation as to how/why so many brands of pet food were
recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, we can look
back into recent pet food recall history for some disturbing
Today in History - Tuesday - May 8, 2012
1794 - The United States Post Office was established.
1846 - On May 13 President Polk declared war on Mexico
1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1879 - George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
1886 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be
1904 - U.S. Marines landed in Tangier to protect the Belgian legation.
1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the
second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
1919 - The first transatlantic flight took-off by a navy seaplane.
1933 - Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in
1939 - Clay Puett's electric starting gate was used for the first time.
1943 - The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the
1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended
1958 - President Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little
Rock as Ernest Green became the 1st black to graduate from an Arkansas
1960 - Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union resumed.
1961 - New Yorkers selected a new name for their new National League
baseball franchise. They chose the Mets.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
1970 - Construction workers broke up an anti-war protest on New York
City's Wall Street.
1973 - Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of
Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1978 - David R. Berkowitz, known as the "Son of Sam," pled guilty to six
1984 - The Soviet Union announced that they would not participate in the
1984 Summer Olympics Games in Los Angeles.
1985 - "New Coke" was released to the public on the 99th anniversary of
1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated from
areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.
1998 - A pipe burst leaving a million residents without water in
Malaysia's capital area. This added to four days of shortages that 2
million already faced.
1999 - The first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military
In surprise deal, Israeli leader cancels election
AP - In a stunning reversal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called
off early elections Tuesday after reaching an agreement to bring
Israel's main opposition party into the government, a move that puts a
more moderate face on his hawkish coalition.
UPDATE: US airstrikes kill at least 14 civilians
RT - The US military is taking the blame for an airstrike in Afghanistan
over the weekend that left at least six civilians dead — one mother and
U.S. hostage urges Obama to meet al Qaeda demands
An American aid worker abducted by al Qaeda in Pakistan last year has
pleaded with U.S. President Barack Obama to meet his captors' demands
for the release of prisoners in order to save his life, in a
video released by the militant group's media arm. In the short clip
posted on Islamist Internet forums, Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped
in the central Pakistani city of Lahore last August, appealed to Obama
to "accept and respond to the mujahideen (holy warriors)".
VIDEO: Hillary Clinton visits India as New Delhi ‘faces dilemma’
RT - Hillary Clinton is visiting India in the hope of persuading the
country to halt oil imports from Iran or face sanctions itself. RT
discussed the subject with Neil Padukone, an expert in geopolitics at
the Takshashila Institute.... India buys almost 80 per cent of Iranian
crude, but has vowed to curtail its import of Iranian oil by 20 per
cent, officials reported. For India, Iranian oil imports currently make
up approximately 10 per cent of total oil imports, but that number is
set to fall to seven per cent next year.
Spain to spend billions on bank rescue
AFP - Spain will swoop in with public money this week to clean up huge
bad loans at the nation's fourth-biggest listed bank, Bankia, the
government said Monday. As news emerged of the impending rescue of
Bankia, created in 2010 from a merger of seven savings banks, its
executive chairman Rodrigo Rato announced his resignation.
CIA thwarts al-Qaida underwear bomb plot
AP - The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen
to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new
design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin
Laden, The Associated Press has learned. The plot involved an upgrade of
the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over
Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also designed to be used in
a passenger's underwear, but this time al-Qaida developed a more refined
detonation system, U.S. officials said.
U.S. Confirms Airstrike Wrongly Killed 6 Afghan Family Members
NY Times - The attack, which took place Friday night, was first revealed
publicly by the governor of Helmand Province, Muhammad Gulab Mangal, on
Monday. His spokesman, Dawoud Ahmadi, said that after an investigation
they had determined that a family home in Sangin district had been
attacked by mistake in the American airstrike, which was called in to
respond to a Taliban attack.
US secretly frees high-level Afghan militants as bargaining chip says
RT - News has emerged that in order to reach a truce in the most restive
Afghan provinces, the US has secretly released several dozen
high-ranking Afghan militants. In exchange the US gets vague hopes that
the militants will not take up arms again. The secret “strategic
release” program is not a part of the US global plan to reach a peace
deal with the Taliban. It is only intended to create some immediate
tactical gains in particular regions where NATO is unable to ensure
security, the Washington Post reports, citing several US officials who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
US selling combat drones to undisclosed countries
RT - The American Independent reports that Texas’ Vanguard Defense
Industries, a US Defense Department contractor that outfits the Pentagon
with unmanned aerial drones, has inked agreements with several overseas
governments. According to the Independent, Vanguard is expected to see
most of their profits in the next year occur from selling airships to
foreign nations. Just exactly who is on the receiving end — and to the
tune of how many crafts — remains a mystery.
VIDEO: New French President Wants To End The Dollar Era, Will Clash With
Alexander Higgins - The just elected president of france is destined to
clash with the US and wants to end the era of the US dollar rule of
global markets. Francois Hollande has defeated Nicolas Sarkozy in the
French presidential runoff, making him the latest EU leader to be swept
aside by the crippling debt crisis. Among the first steps the
President-elect is planning, is to push back against German-led
austerity measures. Chancellor Angela Merkel has already invited
Hollande to Berlin for talks.
Canadian Government Moves to Outlaw Masks at Demos
Kurt Nimmo - It may soon be a crime to wear a mask in Canada. The Harper
government supports a bill proposed by Conservative backbencher Blake
Richards that would slam protesters in prison for five years if they
wear a mask during a demonstration. Richards said the bill will give the
police more power to prevent property damage. “I think it strengthens
the right for peaceful protest. It’s only when individuals engage in
criminal activity or become violent where this law would apply.”
Powdered Human Baby Flesh Filled Pills Discovered by Customs Officials,
Daily Mail May 7, 2012 - Thousands of pills filled with powdered human
flesh have been discovered by customs officials in South Korea, it was
revealed today. The capsules are in demand because they are viewed as
being a medicinal ‘cure-all’. The grim trade is being run from China
where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies
when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: State’s junk food ban could take bite out of school
Boston Herald - Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby
cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will
be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new
no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the
blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.
Admin drafted memo to shield Obama if Osama Bin Laden raid
Washington Free Beacon - The Obama Administration drafted a
“highly lawyered” memo to shield the president from blame if the
mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden failed, former
Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity of Fox News
Friday. According to Mukasey, the memo would have pinned the
blame on Navy Admiral William McRaven, who was commander of
Joint Special Operations Command at the time of the raid.
Re-Education Camp Manual Includes Rules On Isolating Political
Paul Joseph Watson - On page 284, the manual (PDF)
describes how “Malcontents, rabble-rousers, trained agitators,
and political officers who may attempt to organize resistance or
create disturbances within the I/R facility,” are to be confined
“in isolated enclosures to deny them access to the general
population.” The document also makes clear that the internment
facility is not only a re-education camp but also a forced labor
Exclusive: Arizona – Two Carloads of Shooters Escape, Survivor
Veterans Today - For days, news service around the world have
been reporting on the suicide/murder of “Neo-Nazi Extremist” J.T.
Ready in Arizona. Even the FBI told our reporters this afternoon
that they had no witnesses and that Ready was being investigated
as a “Nazi.” Now we learn that, if we are to accept the FBI as
truthful, local law enforcement kept a live witness hidden away,
not just from the news but from the Federal authorities that
controlled the crime scene, kept the witness sequestered and let
the killers, as few as 2, as many as 6, leave the country,
dispose of evidence, whatever needed to make this mass murder a
Related article here.
News Gathering HD Cameras Installed in Tucson, AZ
Activist Post - In a move that signifies a private surveillance
war between news networks, Arizona station KVOA has installed a
network of remote-controlled, high-definition cameras around
Tucson, AZ to "scan the streets for pretty much whatever's out
there." The system, named Skynet... went online April 25th. It
is unknown how many cameras have been put in place to observe
the public, or how much was invested to do so, but it is an
investment that management feels is a good one in order to gain
instant access to potential news, as opposed to physically
sending out reporters, or using helicopters.
Music Video: Ron Paul Music YouTube by MTV's Aimee Allen
Don't tell Paul's supporters the primary is over
AP - Don't tell Ron Paul the Republican primary is over. He's
too busy mucking up Mitt Romney's efforts to accumulate enough
convention delegates to officially claim the GOP nomination for
president. Paul's supporters won control of state GOP
conventions in Maine and Nevada last weekend, stripping Romney
of delegates in Maine but graciously letting him keep the ones
he won in Nevada's February caucuses. Next up: Republican state
conventions in Minnesota, Missouri, Louisiana and Iowa.
VIDEO: FOX: Ron Paul Dominating State Conventions 5/7/12
Daily Paul -May 7, 2012.
May 8 GOP Primaries: Indiana, West Virginia, North Carolina
Daily Paul - Post your news, observations and insights in the
comments. The results will be posted here here.
Republican Executive Committee Member Calls for Resignation of
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Daily Paul - Due to an alleged violation of the national GOP's
Rule # 11 (bans favoritism of one candidate while more than one
candidate exists), an Executive Committee member within the GOP
calls for the resignation of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
VIDEO: The Romney / Paul Campaign Managers Face Off
Daily Paul - This was a great interview on the eve of the Nevada
caucuses. Note the deference being shown by Romney's man to Dr
Paul - definitely a fear factor at play here despite his
bravado.... Jon Ralston (host) to Carl Bunce: "What are you
trying to achieve here? Romney is going to be the nominee.
Don''t you know that!"
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5/7/12
Mr. President, the Time to Leave Afghanistan is NOW!
VIDEO: Ron Paul Unofficial Ad Destroys the Entire Establishment
abovetopsecret.com - How can we NOT agree with this man!
Georgia opens a prison for veterans
RT - Officials from the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office
recently held a press conference to discuss once of the
department’s newest endeavors and they believe that it is the
first of its kind in the country. Tucked in a corner of the
county jail in rural Georgia is a dormitory specifically
reserved to house inmates that have fought for America....Never
mind the Veterans Affairs bureaus and commonplace community
centers that are constructed across the country. Authorities in
Georgia have noticed an alarming number of US vets being
convicted of crimes after returning home and are hoping that the
best way to handle the influx of inmates is by grouping them
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Occupy groups in Texas plan May 12 rally
Press TV - Dave Cortez, head of the Occupy Austin bank action
committee in Austin, Texas, says they are joining forces with
other Occupy groups on May 12 to "shine a light" on the
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and to make sure it is
transparent and accountable. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),
also known as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership
Agreement, is a multilateral free trade agreement that aims to
further liberalize the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.
Related article/video:‘TPP negotiations are being held in secret
behind closed doors’.
Washington Targets OWS
Activist Post - Last October, Obama told ABC News: The most
important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership
letting people know that we understand their struggles and we
are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which
hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is
rewarded.... At the same time, FBI, Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), and Secret Service agents were working
cooperatively with local authorities to infiltrate, disrupt,
subvert, and destroy the movement in cities nationwide.
Dozens of Police Evict Georgia Family at Gunpoint at 3am
The eviction came as Frazer, 63, who lost her husband and then
job in 2009, had been challenging the foreclosure in county and
federal courts by seeking to restructure the terms of a
delinquent mortgage. However, the latest holder of her loan,
Investors One Corporation—the fourth company that bought her
mortgage in an eight-month period—allowed the eviction to
proceed even thought it was "negotiating" new loan terms with
her attorney one day before the police raid.
Panetta: Climate Change is Compromising National Security
Activist Post - At the Environmental Defense Fund, Panetta
lamented the need for humanitarian assistance and disaster
relief, as well as the toll that global warming is having on the
US national security. The Defense Department is now championing
the advance of clean energy initiatives. 'The area of climate
change has a dramatic impact on national security,' Panetta
said. 'Rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the
polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters
all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster
Most polar ice ever recorded
Daily Mail - From Real Science: “1979 was the peak year for
Arctic ice, yet 2012 has more ice around Greenland and Alaska
than 1979 did.” Same date satellite data seems to show that
Iceland and everywhere else is iced over this year when they
were feeling a little green 33 years ago.
Sky-high Electric Bills Courtesy of Obama EPA’s War on Coal
New American - If Congress doesn’t act to rein in the EPA’s
all-out war on coal, we will all be paying much higher
electrical rates — and higher prices for just about everything
else, since virtually everything we eat, drink, wear, and use
requires energy for production and transportation.... For
businesses that are struggling to remain viable in this ongoing
recession, energy costs are critical and even a slight uptick in
rates can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
VIDEO/MAP: Caldicott: Fukushima radiation will be reaching you
quite soon on US West Coast
ENENews May 5, 2012.
Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030
USA Today - The new projection, released here Monday, warns that
42% of Americans may end up obese by 2030, and 11% could be
severely obese, adding billions of dollars to health care costs.
FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over
(NaturalNews) The Washington Times reports that a new four-page
proposal made by the FDA suggests that cholesterol (statins),
diabetes, and asthma drugs, among others, be made available
over-the-counter (OTC) to patients without a prescription. And
what is the reason for this? According to the agency, too many
patients are not getting their prescriptions filled, and many
would-be patients are not going in to receive the treatments
that their medical overlords feel they should be receiving.
Feds charge more than 100 individuals, including doctors, in
$452 million Medicare fraud sweep
(NaturalNews) The government-run healthcare programs Medicare
and Medicaid are wrought with fraud, a fact that was once again
made apparent in the latest string of busts carried out by the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). According to Reuters, 107
individuals -- many of whom are doctors and nurses -- were
recently arrested and charged for roughly $452 million worth of
Four different approaches for preventing and healing vaccine
(NaturalNews) This article is intended to jump start you on the
right research path for vaccine injury solutions. There are no
quick fix formulas. But the interventions referenced in this
article have proven track records. Check out what makes sense.
Home Remedies for Warts
Natural Society - Here are some tested and proven home remedies
for warts to get rid of warts the natural way.
A vegan diet offers relief from inflammatory disease and reduces
heart disease risk
(NaturalNews) The claims of the anti-inflammatory properties of
various berries and dark leafy greens have been purported for
decades, but the main cause of an ever-increasing list of
chronic illnesses continues to be inflammation. While at first
glance the shared territory between diseases may not be
apparent, the correlation is so strong that the physicians can
use a diagnosis of arthritis as a risk factor predicting
cardiovascular disease. Minimizing inflammation is a matter of
Wild tomatillo weed compounds may help fight cancer, study finds
(NaturalNews) A multidisciplinary research team from the
University of Kansas (KU) has made a pioneering discovery in the
realm of natural, plant-based cancer treatments. Preliminary
findings published in the Journal of Natural Products (JNP)
reveal that wild tomatillo (Physalis longifolia), a weed
commonly found throughout the midwestern Great Plains and in
other areas of North America, possesses at least 14 unique
anti-cancer compounds that could one day change the way doctors
approach cancer treatment.
Four great reasons to eat organic, grass-fed beef
(NaturalNews) Vegetarians and vegans can put up quite the
convincing argument when it comes to what they are passionate
about - not eating meat. Several have even appeared on this
site. With all due respect to them, in the interest of fairness
there is another side to the story. Humans are omnivores
designed to use both animals and plants as food. Entirely
removing one or the other can not only be detrimental to human
health, but, if done on a mass scale, could even have
Natural Alternatives | Turmeric for Acne
Natural Society - Many have attested to the effectiveness of
turmeric against acne. Since acne problems are caused by
bacteria living on the surface of the skin, turmeric can be of
great help. Turmeric has strong anti-bacterial properties which
help not only in killing the bacteria, but reducing the swelling
and redness of the skin. It can also help the area cool down and
How (Hormone-Mimicking) Chemicals Affect Us
NY Times - Philip Landrigan, a professor of pediatrics at Mount
Sinai School of Medicine, says that a congenital defect called
hypospadias — a misplacement of the urethra — is now twice as
common among newborn boys as it used to be. He suspects
endocrine disruptors, so called because they can wreak havoc
with the endocrine system that governs hormones.
FDA Approves Drug Therapy Created from GM Plants
occupycorporatism.com - This marks the continued relationship
between genetic engineers and Big Pharma.... Elelyso is a
treatment for Gaucher disease. This condition arises from a lack
of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase. It affects the liver, spleen,
lungs, bone marrow and brain. Israeli engineers at the Protalix
Biotherapeutics have successfully grown this enzyme in a
laboratory from carrot cells. They found that the human enzyme
encoded the proteins into the engineered cells. Clinical trials
Vaccine Rights Win Big in Vermont
Advocates for vaccine choice rights delivered a humiliating
defeat to the vaccine industry in Vermont this week with the
defeat of S 199, a bill that would have eliminated the right of
Vermont parents to refuse mandatory vaccines to attend school
for “philosophical” reasons. A coalition of citizens and health
rights organizations stopped the very well funded effort by the
vaccine industry in the first full-scale attempt to repeal a
state’s philosophical exemption law. And this victory is bound
to resonate in the statehouses were similar efforts are under
Human race being terminated by 'scientific suicide'
(NaturalNews) This is, without question, the most important
article I've ever penned, because it discusses the idea that the
human race is being destroyed in the name of science. Stopping
these "scientists" from destroying our world and our
civilization must become our top priority if we hope to survive.
The entire Northern hemisphere is now imminently threatened by a
massive, "global killer" radiation release from failing
Fukushima reactor No. 4.
Space weather expert has ominous forecast
L.A. Times - A massive explosion on the sun's surface has
triggered the largest solar radiation storm since 2005, hurling
charged particles at Earth.... Much of the planet's electronic
equipment, as well as orbiting satellites, have been built to
withstand these periodic geomagnetic storms. But the world is
still not prepared for a truly damaging solar storm, Hapgood
argues in a recent commentary published in the journal Nature.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: The Generous Garden feeds the needy in SC
Food Freedom News - The Generous Garden Project started in April
2011 and in its first year, it grew and distributed 32,000 lbs
of produce, the equivalent of over 21,000 meals. Bo’s plans are
to continue expanding their yield while not compromising the
quality of their produce. His hope is that the concept could be
taken to other cities across the country, bringing the benefits
of fresh produce and a communal love of gardening to communities
just like Greenville.
Study: Toxic Chemicals Found in Gardening Tools
CNN - Researchers for the Ecology Center, a nonprofit
environmental group tested nearly 200 common garden products and
found two-thirds of them contained significant levels of one or
more toxic chemicals they ranked of "high concern." The data was
published on the website
HealthyStuff.org. In garden hoses, gloves, kneeling pads and
a variety of tools like shovels and trowels researchers found a
number of toxins including lead, phthalates and bisphenol A or
BPA.... They are considered endocrine disrupters which interfere
with the body's hormone function and some studies have linked
them to adverse developmental issues and birth defects.
Dog food salmonella recall expanded in U.S., Canada
Reuters - Diamond Pet Foods has expanded a recall of its dry dog
food, taking precautionary steps after several of its brands
were linked to an outbreak of a rare strain of salmonella
poisoning that infected at least 14 people in nine states. The
company said it was now pulling a total of nine brands of its
dry dog food from the shelves.
It's a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth
Reuters - In a major new climate finding, researchers have
calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough
methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot,
wet Mesozoic era.... This gas is enough of a factor in modern
global warming that scientists have worked to figure out how
much methane is emitted by cows, sheep and other plant-eating
The reports of dinosaurs dying of farts are greatly exaggerated
scienceblogs.com - No, dinosaurs did not fart themselves to
death. This is what happens when you get your
information from Fox News.
Today in History - Monday - May 7, 2012
1763 - Indian chief Pontiac began all out war on the British in New
1789 - The first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York
1800 - The U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory into two parts.
The western part became the Indiana Territory and the eastern section
remained the Northwest Territory.
1847 - The AMA (American Medical Association) was organized in
1912 - Columbia University approved final plans for awarding the
Pulitzer Prize in several categories.
1912 - The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College
1915 - The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine.
1,198 people were killed.
1926 - A U.S. report showed that one-third of the nation's exports were
1940 - Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister.
1942 - In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies
attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the first time in the
history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing
1943 - The last major German strongholds in North Africa, Tunis and
Bizerte, fell to Allied forces.
1945 - Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It
would take effect the next day.
1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded. The
company was later renamed Sony.
1951 - Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by
the International Olympic Committee.
1954 - French Colonial Forces surrendered to the Vietminh at Dien Bien
Phu after 55 days of fighting.
1954 - The United States and the United Kingdom rejected the Soviet
Union's bid to join NATO.
1958 - Howard Johnson set an aircraft altitude record in F-104.
1960 - Leonid Brezhnev became president of the Soviet Union.
1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.
1984 - A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent
Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they
had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the
1992 - A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S.
Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was ratified as the 27th
1997 - A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland
provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II.
Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen.
Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
1998 - Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler Corp. for close to $40 billion. It
was the largest industrial merger on record.
1998 - Residents of London voted to elect their own mayor for the first
time in history. The vote would take place in May 2000.
1999 - In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens were killed and
20 were wounded when a NATO plane mistakenly bombed the Chinese embassy.
1999 - In Guinea-Bissau, the government of President João Bernardo
Vieira was ousted in a military coup.
2000 - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin named First Deputy Premier
Mikhail Kasyanov as premier.
2003 - In Washington, DC, General Motors Corp. delivered six fuel cell
vehicles to Capitol Hill for lawmakers and others to test drive during
the next two years.
Al-Qaida surprise attack kills 20 Yemeni soldiers
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Al-Qaida militants staged a surprise attack Monday
on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 25
just hours after a U.S. drone strike killed a senior figure in the
terror network wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS
Cole in Yemen. It was not immediately clear if the pre-dawn attack on
the military base in the southern Abyan province was in retaliation for
the death of Fahd al-Quso, a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most
Iraq court rules to release Hezbollah prisoner
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi court on Monday declared a Hezbollah commander
accused of killing U.S. solders in Iraq in 2007 not guilty for lack of
evidence and ruled that he be set free.
Socialist Francois Hollande wins French presidency
BBC - French socialist Francois Hollande has won a clear victory in the
country's presidential election. Mr Hollande - who polled just under 52%
of votes in Sunday's run-off - spoke of his pride at becoming president.
Admitting defeat, centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy wished "good
luck" to Mr Hollande. Analysts say the vote has wide implications for
the whole eurozone. Mr Hollande has vowed to rework a deal on government
debt in member countries.
Related Daily Mail article here.
Stocks, Metals Decline on French Elections as Euro Drops
Bloomberg - Stocks (MXWD) fell, dragging the MSCI All- Country World
index to a three-month low, while Treasuries rose and the Dollar Index
advanced for a sixth day after French Socialist Francois Hollande was
elected president and Greek voters picked anti-bailout parties.
Oil drops below $98 on US demand, Europe votes
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Oil slid below $98 a barrel Monday in Asia, bringing
its fall over three trading days to about 7 percent, as a slowdown in
U.S. hiring and election results in Europe dimmed expectations of
stronger economic growth.
Putin sworn in as Russia's president for 6 years
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in a brief Kremlin
ceremony on Monday, while on the streets outside thousands of helmeted
riot police prevented hundreds of demonstrators from protesting his
return to the presidency.
In hot water: Iran slams Google for keeping Persian Gulf off the map
RT - Iran has criticized Google for leaving the body of water separating
it from the Arabian Peninsula nameless on its online map service, saying
it could hurt the Internet giant's credibility. "Google fabricating lies
will not have any outcome but for its users to lose trust in the data
the company provides," Iran’s deputy minister of culture, Bahman Dorri,
told the country’s IRNA news agency. "The efforts of the (global)
arrogance and its Arab allies to remove the name of the Persian Gulf
will result in its name becoming more durable," he added.
India Moving Ahead With Universal Biometric ID Program Despite Growing
Activist Post - The system consists of fingerprints, iris scans, and
facial photographs - information which will be attached to a Unique
Identification Number to be referenced when combined with the
traditional methods of identification and included on the chip-enhanced
National ID card.
Cairo Clashes: 2 killed, Hundreds Injured, and 170 Arrested
Telegraph - On the day Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak turned 84,
hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the
troops for the first time, a shift for groups that previously had
largely stayed out of direct confrontation with the ruling military.
VIDEO: Greek Election: Anti-austerity Parties Make Significant Gains
Kurt Nimmo - Corporate media attempts to portray New Democracy and other
parties as nationalist and racist. In fact, New Democracy and other
so-called nationalist parties are gaining momentum because the
socialists in power handed the country over to international banksters
who are determined to impose crushing austerity on the people of Greece
and rob them of their national treasure. How best to tarnish the
opposition? Call them racists.
Unmanned Poison Drones Are The Latest Threat To This Summer’s Olympic
Business Insider - In a meeting meant to calm residents fear about
hosting missiles on their rooftops during the Olympic games, Lieutenant
Colonel Brian Fahy told Londoners it’s possible that drones laden with
biological weapons may be used in an attack during the upcoming
games.... Fahy told The Daily Mail: "An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
can be put in a backpack. They come in all sorts of sizes and it's
feasible they could be filled with something noxious and flown by remote
Japan nuclear power-free as last reactor shuts down
Vancouver Sun - Japanese utility Hokkaido Electric Power Co began
shutting the country's last active nuclear reactor on Saturday... for
the first time since 1970. Trade Minister Yukio Edano and three other
ministers have been trying to win the support of communities to
reactivate two idled reactors at Kansai Electric Power's Ohi nuclear
plant to help ease expected power shortages of nearly 20 per cent in
coming hot-weather months.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Air Force cover-up? Family of deceased pilot cries foul
RT - The US Defense Department says they have "clear and
convincing evidence" that pilot Jeff Haney caused the crash of a
stealth F-22 Raptor jet in 2010 that ended his life. His family,
however, suggests that the Pentagon isn’t providing the
truth.... Despite the tragedy, the Air Force has continued
missions with their $77.4 billion fleet of Raptors, and has done
little to address the incident that ended Captain Haney’s life.
After they were forced to ground their bevy of planes hosted at
the same Alaska air base only two months ago for similar
problems with the oxygen system, investigators have still been
unable to figure out why pilots are experiencing issues while
onboard the craft
Pentagon’s code of conduct: Blow a whistle, face reprisals
RT - Reporting misconduct or waste of money may get you punished
if you serve in the US military. And if you complain about
unlawful reprisals, DoD’s unit meant to protect whistleblowers
is likely to turn a blind eye on it, an internal report shows.
The document dated May 2011 says officials of the Department of
Defense’s Office of Inspector General (IG) systematically
disregarded Pentagon’s own rules, which are meant to protect
whistleblowers, reports The Washington Post. It was obtained by
the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit watchdog group,
under the Freedom of Information Act.
Is Obama Negotiating A Treaty That Would Essentially Ban All
“Buy American” Laws?
The Economic Collapse - 69 members of the U.S. House of
Representatives have sent Barack Obama a letter expressing their
concern that a new international treaty currently being
negotiated would essentially ban all “Buy American” laws. This
new treaty is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it is
going to be one of the biggest “free trade” agreements in
history. Critics are referring to it as the “NAFTA of the
Pacific“, and it would likely cost the U.S. economy even more
jobs than NAFTA did.
Federal court to consider legality of NYPD's "stop and frisk
RT - A federal lawsuit filed against the New York Police
Department all the way back in 2008 has cleared some serious
legal hurdles, the UK’s Guardian reports, and now it look as
though the court will consider if the NYPD can continue to stop
people on the streets of the Big Apple and subject them to
random searches can continue.
“We are Preparing for Massive Civil War,” Says DHS Informant
In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private
investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told
him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing
for “massive civil war” in America.... Hagmann goes on to say
that his sources tell him the concerns of the DHS stem from a
collapse of the U.S. dollar and the hyperinflation a collapse in
the value of the world’s primary reserve currency implies to a
nation of 311 million Americans, who, for the significant
portion of the population, is armed.
VIDEO: Obama Mentor Wanted Americans Put In Re-Education Camps
Paul Joseph Watson - In light of a newly uncovered U.S. Army
document that outlines plans for prisoners, including U.S.
citizens, to be re-educated in detention camps, it’s worth
reminding ourselves of the fact that Barack Obama’s political
mentor, Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, once called
for precisely the same thing.
Fast and Furious II: Obama Considers Making it Easier to Sell
AllGov - President Barack Obama has proposed easing export
controls on firearms in an effort to help American manufacturers
boost their sales. But officials within the administration have
objected to the controversial plan, which some say could result
in another “Fast and Furious” mess, or worse.
The US Military Wants To ‘Microchip’ Troops
Business Insider - DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create
nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield....
opponents, Katherine Albrecht, co-author of Spychips says “It’s
never going to happen that the government at gunpoint says,
‘You’re going to have a tracking chip. It’s always in
VIDEO: Chicago Security Plan Shuts Down Roads, South Loop For
NATO Summit Weekend
CBS News - A large security zone around McCormick Place will be
off limits to Chicagoans, and the Museum Campus, Lake Shore
Drive and several major expressways and streets will be shut
down before or during the NATO Summit, under a plan revealed on
Friday.... Metra and South Shore commuters will be able to ride
the trains that run under McCormick Place. They may be subject
to TSA-style pat downs and screenings and they can expect delays
for security sweeps.
Related article here.
UN expert calls for U.S. return of native lands
Agence France-Presse -The UN special rapporteur on the rights of
indigenous peoples has called on the United States to mitigate
the "sense of loss" among the Native American community by
restoring some tribal lands. The expert, James Anaya, made the
comments after a 12-day tour of the United States, during which
he met with tribal leaders in the capital as well as in the
states of Arizona, Alaska, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota and
Arizona bans funding to Planned Parenthood
Reuters - Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday
signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned
Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office
said in a statement. The Republican-backed Whole Woman's Health
Funding Priority Act cuts off funding for family planning and
health services delivered by Planned Parenthood clinics and
other organizations offering abortions. "By signing this measure
into law I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the
use of taxpayer funds for abortion," Brewer said in a statement.
US Congressman advocates meditation, mindfulness as solution to
(NaturalNews) In his new book A Mindful Nation, Representative
Tim Ryan of Ohio's 17th District advocates a practice known as
"mindful meditation," which he has long suggested could fix the
social ills of our day, including chronic stress and illness.
Drawing from concepts found in the Buddhist religion, mindful
meditation involves refocusing the mind to eliminate stress and
promote positive thinking.
Ron Paul Delegate Majority Map for County, District and State
This map shows locations of Ron Paul delegate victories (county,
district and state) in states across the nation. Click on the
(red) state for a related news article or use the links below.
VIDEO: Ron Paul Speaks to 7,000 at Texas Capitol 5/6/12
Daily Paul - Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and other candidates speak to
a crowd of 7,000 organized by the Tea Party Express at the Texas
State Capitol on 5/6/12. Rand Paul mentioned that Harry Reid
told him a few days ago that the Tea Party is dead...LOL!
Related article/photos here.
Breaking! The Patriots of Nevada Deliver. Ron Paul delegates Win
25 of 28 Seats to Republican National Convention!
Daily Paul - Included in those seats are the new national
committee man and committee woman, both liberty lovers and
supporters of Ron Paul.
Paul Wins Nevada and Maine Despite Sabotage Effort by
Kurt Nimmo - “It was a major symbolic coup for Paul supporters
and a bit of a letdown for Mitt Romney, the presumptive
Republican presidential nominee. Ironically, Romney’s brother,
Scott Romney, was scheduled to deliver the convention’s keynote
address on Saturday evening,” the Bangor Daily News reported on
Saturday.... Paul supporters have also taken control of the
party in Iowa and made huge gains in Nevada. Both states are
critical swing states. Nevada has the fourth largest Mormon
population in the country. Mitt Romney is a Mormon.
Related article/photos here.
YouTube: BREAKING NEWS: Possible Election Fraud In Nevada GOP
Published on May 5, 2012 by matlarson10.
VIDEO: Romney campaign passing out Fake Ron Paul’s slates plus
rules were not being upheld at NV GOP Convention
News 4 - The fear of the contentious convention came true!
VIDEO: Epic Ben Swann / Reality Check: This Primary Contest Has
Only Just Started!
Daily Paul May 4, 2012 - From Ben Swann WXIX facebook:
"Tonight's Reality Check will be epic. I am going to show you
how the RNC is breaking its own rules by giving money to the
Romney campaign... Plus, something you won't see anywhere else.
Why all these "bound" delegates from across the country may NOT
be bound at all. How the race for the Republican nomination is
barely getting started. Tonight!"
YouTube: RNC Cheats Ron Paul And "the Unit Rule" Unbinds All
In response to Ben Swann Reality Check on May 4th on the the RNC
Link to RNC Rule Book here.
VIDEO: Corporate Media Lies About Attendance at Ron Paul UC
Infowars.com - The first video below reports that more than
5,000 people attended a rally at UC Davis rally, but a local
television station claimed only a couple hundred showed up.
Obama Launches Campaign in Empty Arena
Breitbart.com - Barack Obama launched his campaign in
unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the
largest college in the crucial swing state. A photo posted to
twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams
reveals sparse attendance.... Obama organizers even had people
move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project
a larger crowd on television.
There is Hope and Recovery after Disaster Strikes
Welcome to Trauma Recovery International. We are the world's
leading resource for DRUG-FREE recovery from Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder for combat veterans and victims of catastrophic
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Arrests Exceed 7,000 As the Occupy's Movement's Spring Plans
Unfold Across the Nation
Huffington Post - St. Petersburg, FL -- With the May Day arrests
of at least 116 people at Occupy protests around the country,
there have now been a minimum of 7,106 Occupy arrests [Listed
here] in 114 cities across the United States since the
Occupy movement began in New York on September 17, 2011.
GOP plan boosts Pentagon, cuts social programs
AP - The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to
food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels
to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January.
The reductions, while controversial, are but a fraction of what
Republicans called for in the broader, nonbinding budget plan
they passed in March. Totaling a little more than $300 billion
over a decade, the new cuts are aimed less at tackling $1
trillion-plus government deficits and more at preventing cuts to
troop levels and military modernization.
There Are 100 Million Working Age Americans That Do Not Have
Economic Collapse - The unemployment crisis in America is much
worse than you are being told. Did you know that there are 100
million working age Americans that do not get up in the morning
and go to work? No wonder why it seems like there are so many
people that do not have jobs! According to the federal
government, there are 12.6 million working age Americans that
are considered to be "officially" unemployed, but there are
another 87.8 million working age Americans that are not working
Study: CEO pay now 200 times more than a worker
Press TV - Compensation for chief executives at American
companies grew 15 percent in 2011 after a 28 percent rise in
2010, part of a larger trend that has seen CEO pay skyrocket
over the last three decades. Workers, on the other hand, have
been left behind.
Ron Paul to return for hearing on ending Federal Reserve
The Hill - Paul chairs the Financial Services subcommittee on
Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology, and will hear testimony
on Tuesday morning from two members of Congress and several
economists at his hearing titled, "The Federal Reserve System:
Mend it or End It?"
VIDEO: EPA’s Plans for Implementing UN’s Agenda 21
New American - One of the most successful grassroots campaigns
during the past year has been the
Stop Agenda 21 movement both at the local level and state
level. However, we haven't heard as much about Agenda 21
implementation at the national level.
New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within
ProPublica - A new study has raised fresh concerns about the
safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that
fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward
drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have
previously predicted. More than 5,000 wells were drilled in the
Marcellus between mid-2009 and mid-2010, according to the study,
which was published in the journal Ground Water  two weeks
ago. Operators inject up to 4 million gallons of fluid, under
more than 10,000 pounds of pressure, to drill and frack each
US Wants ‘Fracking’ on Federal Lands to Disclose Chemicals
MSNBC "This administration’s energy strategy is an all-out
effort to boost American production of every available source of
energy," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
said in a statement. "As we continue to offer millions of
acres of America’s public lands for oil and gas development, it
is critical that the public have full confidence that the right
safety and environmental protections are in place."
Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys given standard doses of popular
vaccines develop autism symptoms
(NaturalNews) If vaccines play absolutely no role in the
development of childhood autism, a claim made by many medical
authorities today, then why are some of the most popular
vaccines commonly administered to children demonstrably causing
autism in animal primates? This is the question many people are
now asking after a recent study conducted by scientists at the
University of Pittsburgh (UP) in Pennsylvania revealed that many
of the infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines
as part of the new research developed autism symptoms.
Breast cancer is rare in men, but they fare worse
CHICAGO (AP) -- Men rarely get breast cancer, but those who do
often don't survive as long as women, largely because they don't
even realize they can get it and are slow to recognize the
warning signs, researchers say.
CDC links eye infections to troubled Fla. pharmacy
MIAMI (AP) -- Federal health officials confirmed 33 cases of a
rare fungal eye infection across seven states on Thursday,
stemming from products mixed in a Florida pharmacy that also
mixed supplements that killed 21 elite polo horses in 2009.
Powdered coffee 'creamer' isn't food, it's processed chemicals
(NaturalNews) Every day, millions of Americans add powdered
coffee "creamer" products to their morning cups of joe because
they falsely believe that these substances are somehow healthier
than real cream. But little do they know that most coffee
creamer products contain no actual cream, or food for that
matter, as they are really nothing more than a crafty blend of
Auricular (ear) Acupuncture proves effective in addiction and
(NaturalNews) In 1972, a Hong Kong neurosurgeon, Dr. H. L. Wen,
discovered that the acupuncture he used on a surgical patient
for analgesic purposes also diminished the patient's opium
withdrawal and cravings. Dr. Wen was using auricular or ear
acupuncture, where needle points are routinely used for
diminishing pain throughout the rest of the body.
This Popular Drug Creates Over 60,000 New Diabetics Each Year
Dr. Mercola - One in four Americans aged 45 and older take
statin drugs to lower cholesterol and supposedly "prevent heart
disease." That amounts to 32 million Americans or, as Peter
Wehrwein pointed out in the Harvard Health Letter, the
equivalent of the entire populations of Florida and Illinois
combined.i If you're one of these millions, or if you're
considering starting a statin prescription anytime soon, you
should know that there are serious risks involved with taking
these drugs, a fact that even the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is now acknowledging.
Are your imperfect relationships a disease? Psychiatry thinks so
(NaturalNews) The ever-expanding list of so-called psychiatric
conditions included in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) may soon include
"relational disorders," or mental illnesses supposedly
attributed to two or more people involved in a relationship
together. According to the official definition, relational
disorders are "persistent and painful patterns of feelings,
behavior, and perceptions involving two or more partners in an
important personal relationship." A married couple, for
instance, that continually fights would constitute a relational
disorder, as would a troubled parent-child relationship.
19 Vegetables that Burn Calories
Natural Society - Is it true that food could really be a
beneficial factor in the weight loss process? To most people,
the concept of eating to lose weight is a bit ridiculous, but
strangely enough, it is indeed true that it can be done. Here
are 19 vegetables that burn calories and fat simply by eating
Learn how to make your own kombucha tea at home
(NaturalNews) Kombucha tea, a detoxifying, immune-boosting,
probiotic "superfood" beverage that ancient Chinese cultures
often referred to as the "immortal health elixir" has taken the
Western world by storm today. And while health food stores and
many supermarkets now carry bottled kombucha tea that can run as
much as $4 a pop or more, it is actually quite easy to make your
own kombucha tea at home for just pennies on the dollar.
Regular physical activity and active lifestyle lower risk of
developing Alzheimer's disease
(NaturalNews) Scientific studies have previously demonstrated
that many lifestyle factors as well as diet can have a major
impact on genetic expression that either promotes or inhibits
the development of Alzheimer's dementia. Recent studies have
demonstrated that insulin signaling and resistance in the brain
result in the formation of amyloid protein tangles that are a
hallmark of disease progression.
9 out of 10 Parents Fail at Reading Nutrition Labels
Natural Society - A study conducted by the British Heart
Foundation (BHF) found that nine out of ten mothers failed at
reading nutrition labels, and did not understand the nutrition
information on children's foods.
Chief executive of GAVI wants to 'immunize every kid on earth'
(NaturalNews) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed group
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) is on a
mission to forcibly vaccinate every single child on the planet
against every single known "preventable disease." And the
group's CEO, Seth Berkley, believes he can actually make this
happen with enough cash, political force, and distribution
systems in place.
Fast food diet increases risk of depression by more than fifty
(NaturalNews) The food we eat today will provide the structural
network for the cellular matrix that we need to support basic
metabolism, cellular regeneration and repair. This is especially
pronounced in brain neurons, as grey matter is largely composed
of the omega-3 fats, DHA and EPA. When we don't provide these
basic building blocks, especially in the early formative years,
the body is forced to use inferior fats such as those provided
by hydrogenation, most frequently found in fast and processed
Feds seized music blog for a year — without any proof of
RT - Even without passing new legislation regulating what
Americans can and can’t do on the Web, recently unsealed court
records reveal that federal authorities took down a music
website for one year without ever filing charges.
Anonymous: CIA, Interpol websites 'tango down
RT - The global hacktivst group known as Anonymous claims to
have brought down the CIA and Interpol websites on Sunday. The
attack is attributed to @AnonsTurkey, with the group using the
twitter handle to say they are "hacking the world to save the
planet".... The CIA website took several hours to get back
online, while the Department of Homeland Security went back up
online in a matter of minutes.
FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites – now
CNET - In meetings with industry representatives, the White
House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the
dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the
Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap
Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned. The
FBI general counsel's office has drafted a proposed law that the
bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that
social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant
messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their
products are wiretap-friendly.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Agriculture cooperatives could end hunger while boosting
socio-economic development in impoverished regions
(NaturalNews) A world-wide study was initiated by the United
Nations (UN) a few years ago to investigate solutions for world
hunger as our population increases. This contradicts the efforts
of certain elites who create humanitarian covers for their
agenda of radically decreasing the population with unworkable
and toxic large-scale agricultural programs.... The report's
coordinator, Olivier De Schutter, presented this press release
that received scant attention: "We won't solve hunger and stop
climate change with industrial farming on large plantations. The
solution lies in supporting small-scale farmers [and to]
contribute to rural development. Each region must be able to
Distributor States Canidae, Natural Balance, and one Wellness
Susan Thixton May 4, 2012 - The following information was just
forwarded to me from an Independent Pet Store - from their
Distributor, Phillips Feed and Pet Supply. As of this posting,
this information has not been confirmed on the respective pet
food company's websites. This was from a major pet food
distributor, forwarded to me by a caring Independent Pet Food
Retailer. I assume this information will become public soon, and
will be posted as soon as I have it.
CDC Links Diamond Pet Food to Human Salmonella Outbreak
Susan Thixton May 4, 2012 - The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
reports numerous varieties of pet foods manufactured at the
Gaston, SC Diamond Pet Food facility have been linked to
fourteen human Salmonella infections in nine states. Five people
were hospitalized.... Human illness, now linked to the Diamond
manufactured pet foods began in October, 2011. Yet the recall -
voluntary recall - did not occur until April, 2012.
Updated Notice Includes Kirkland and Taste of the Wild Recall
Susan Thixton May 4, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary
Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella
Today in History - Friday - May 4, 2012
1776 - Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before
the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
1795 - Thousands of rioters entered jails in Lyons, France, and massacre
99 Jacobin prisoners.
1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte disembarked at Portoferraio on the island of
Elba in the Mediterranean.
1863 - The Battle of Chancellorsville ended when the Union Army
1886 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone.
It was the first practical phonograph.
1905 - Belmont Park opened in suburban Long Island. It opened as the
largest race track in the world.
1916 - Germany agreed to limit its submarine warfare after a demand from
U.S. President Wilson.
1930 - Mahatma Gandhi was arrested by the British.
1932 - Al Capone entered the Atlanta Penitentiary federal prison for
1942 - The Battle of the Coral Sea commenced as American and Japanese
carriers launched their attacks at each other.
1942 - The United States began food rationing.
1946 - A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended.
Five people were killed.
1954 - The first intercollegiate court tennis match was played in the
U.S. It was between Yale and Princeton.
1961 - Thirteen civil rights activists, dubbed "Freedom Riders," began a
bus trip through the South.
1970 - The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an
anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University. Four students were
killed and nine others were wounded.
1979 - Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman prime minister.
1981 - The Federal Reserve Board raised its discount rate to 14%.
1989 - Oliver North, a former White House aide was convicted of
shredding documents and two other crimes. He was acquitted of nine other
charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. The three convictions were
later overturned on appeal.
1994 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat
signed a historic accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule
in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1998 - Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus
30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, CA. The sentence was under a
plea agreement that spared Kaczynski the death penalty.
1999 - Several severe tornadoes hit the Midwest U.S. overnight. At least
45 people were killed.
1999 - Manuel Babbitt was executed for killing Leah Schendel in 1980.
Babbitt had received a purple heart for his injuries in Vietnam while on
2000 - Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.
2010 - Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for $106.5
China says blind dissident can apply to study abroad
(Reuters) China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could
apply to study abroad, suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic
crisis that has soured relations between Beijing and Washington. But
some sounded a note of caution over expectations of any quick way out
for Chen, who is being kept in a Beijing hospital, with China's leaders
worried that appearing to be soft could embolden other challengers to
Communist Party rule ahead of a power handover late this year.
Spread of chemical weapons feared in Syria
(Reuters) - With an uprising in Syria loosening the grip of president
Bashar al-Assad, world powers are worried that he could lose control of
a secret stockpile of chemical weapons, giving militants access to
deadly poison gas. Syria is one of just eight states - along with its
arch foe Israel and nearby Egypt - that have not joined the 1997
Chemical Weapons Convention, which means the world's chemical weapons
watchdog has no jurisdiction to intervene there.
Clinton says U.S. willing to work with North Korea if it reforms
(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the
United States was willing to work with North Korea if it changed its
ways, and also said more pressure should be brought to bear on Sudan and
Suicide bomber kills 20 in northwest Pakistan
(Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 20 people and wounded at
least 45 on Friday in an attack on a police checkpoint in northwest
Pakistan, casting doubt on official assertions that security offensives
have weakened militants. The bomber struck near a crowded market in
Bajaur, one of the unruly Pashtun tribal regions near the Afghan border
where the military has mounted offensives in recent years against the al
Qaeda-linked Pakistani Taliban, the biggest security threat to the
Al-Qaida memo to Bin Laden warns of 'cunning methods' of US news
Guardian - Al-Qaida spokesman Adam Gadahn a fan of 60 Minutes but said
Fox News 'lacks neutrality' and CBS is 'close to being unbiased'. Adam
Gadahn wrote that MSNBC 'may be good and neutral a bit', but he changed
his mind when it fired Keith Olbermann.
VIDEO: Al Qaeda Magazine Calls for Firebomb Campaign in US
ABC News - Terror Alert: Forest Fires as Al Qaeda Weapon? The men who
launched al Qaeda's English-language magazine may have died in a U.S.
missile strike last fall, but "Inspire" magazine lives on without them
-- and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering
detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed
explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs.
US military-industrial giant KBR in bidding to privatize British police
NewsCore - Hailed as the largest police privatization scheme in the UK,
it has been suggested the private companies who win the contract will be
tasked to perform several police functions -- including patrols,
detention and criminal investigation. KBR, a former subsidiary of the
Halliburton group, has attracted its share of criticism over the large
contracts it won with the US government during the recent wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq. The corporation also helped to build the
Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
Japan switches off last nuclear power plant; will it cope?
TOKYO (Reuters)- The shutdown leaves Japan without nuclear power for the
first time since 1970 and has put electricity producers on the
defensive. Public opposition to nuclear power could become more deeply
entrenched if non-nuclear generation proves enough to meet Japan's needs
in the peak-demand summer months.
VIDEO: Nuclear Dangers: Mankind’s Most Desperate Hour
Intel Hub - Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a 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 is a close-up look into the insanity of the main
governments of the world over the last 67 years.
VIDEO: Obama spokesman on Syria ceasefire: We may have to ‘admit defeat’
Yahoo - The White House on Thursday angrily denounced a bloody overnight
raid on Aleppo University by Syrian troops, and warned that it may soon
be time for the world to "admit defeat"... "If the regime's
intransigence continues, the international community is going to have to
admit defeat and work to address the serious threat to peace and
stability being perpetrated by the Assad regime" via the U.N. Security
Council or the ad-hoc "Friends of Syria" group of countries, said
spokesman Jay Carney.
Documents show tense al Qaeda-Iran relationship
Reuters - The documents suggest that the relationship between al-Qaeda
and Iran was antagonistic, dominated by indirect negotiations over the
release of jihadis and their families detained in Iran," said Lieutenant
Colonel Liam Collins, director of the Combating Terrorism Center at the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a co-author of an analysis of
the confiscated documents published by the center on Thursday. Some U.S.
critics of Iran have suggested that Iran's relationship with al Qaeda
was less hostile, or even cooperative at times.
Israeli military to keep tabs on Facebook, Twitter
RT - Israel’s chief military censor Col. Sima Vaknin-Gil said the system
will keep tabs on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, Haaretz
reports. The system will also monitor blogs and traditional news sites.
Relying on pre-determined key words, Gil told the Digit 2012 conference
the system will zoom in on information once difficult to obtain.
Journalists being killed at `astonishing pace'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without
Borders condemned the "astonishing pace" at which journalists are being
attacked and murdered - 67 killed in 2011 and 22 more deaths since the
beginning of the year.... According to the New York-based Committee to
Protect Journalists, 179 journalists were detained in 2011, a 20 percent
increase over 2010 and the highest level since 1990, Ban said.
UK: Anger at Poole school's "suicide lessons"
Daily Echo - Jennene Garnett says teaching teens about such sensitive
issues is inappropriate and that daughter Jasmine Bird, 15, came home
distressed when she found out about their next religious studies topic.
The 38-year-old mum-of-two’s fears grew when other parents said their
youngsters were shown different ways to commit suicide.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Army Orders $266 Million Worth of Ammo Amid Re- Education
Camp Claims and Martial Law Drills on the Streets of America
Intel Hub - ATK, the company now infamous for supplying upwards
of 750 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition to
the Department of Homeland Security, has just secured a $266
million dollar contract to supply ammunition to the U.S. Army.
“Alliant Techsystems Inc. ( ATK) has entered into an Indefinite
Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (“IDIQ”) contract worth $266
million with the U.S. Army. Per the contract, the company will
supply small caliber ammunition, including 5.56mm, 7.62mm and
Rand Paul Launches Campaign to End TSA
Paul Joseph Watson - Senator Rand Paul has issued a press
release in which he vows to lead the charge to “end the TSA” and
put a stop to the needless and humiliating groping of toddlers
and grandmothers. “It’s time to END the TSA and get the
government’s hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of
groping toddlers and grandmothers,” says Paul in the statement.
The accompanying article sent out to Campaign for Liberty
members encourages recipients
to sign a petition in support of Rand Paul’s ‘End the TSA’
One in five Americans believes the world is coming to an end;
many point to 2012 prophecies
(NaturalNews) Even I was surprised at the results of a recent
Ipsos Global Public Affairs poll of over 16,000 people around
the world. The poll, underwritten by Reuters, sought to
determine the percentage of people who believe the world is
coming to an end in their own lifetime. Astonishingly, the two
countries with the highest percentage of people who believe in
such a thing were Turkey and the USA.
NATO Summit : Chicago Hospitals perform
Radioactive Dirty Bomb Attack Drills
NY Post - At least 10 Chicago hospitals performed drills this
week, including Evanston Hospital, simulating a radioactive
dirty bomb explosion. "We want to make sure that, as we're
getting close to the NATO Summit, that our staff are ready and
trained and able to take care of our community," NorthShore
University HealthSystem's Brigham Temple said. Related video
Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps
Paul Joseph Watson - The document makes it clear that the
policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support
to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for
designated law enforcement and other activities,” including
“man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents
in the U.S. and its territories.”
Related RT video report here.
Gov't seeks more than 1,700 secret warrants
wtop.com - The Justice Department made 1,745 requests to a
secret court for authority to wiretap or search for evidence in
terrorism and espionage investigations last year....The Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court, which meets in secret to hear
classified evidence from government attorneys, did not reject
any of the requests, though judges did require modifications to
30 requests. It was an increase over 2010, when the department
made 1,579 requests.
FCC urged to revoke Fox News' license
RT - The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
(CREW) sent a letter to the FCC this week demanding that the
federal agency that oversees America’s airwaves suspend the more
than two dozen licenses issued to News Corp. that permits them
to publish content to Fox affiliates from coast-to-coast. Citing
a recent review by Great Britain’s House of Commons Culture,
Media and Sport Committee, CREW insists that the condemnation
out of the UK is enough reason to come down on News Corp.
16 Signs That People Are Becoming Stupider
The American Dream - Most people seem content to let their
televisions do their thinking for them. Way too many people have
a blank look in their eyes as if they aren’t even fully there.
But when people are not thinking clearly, they tend to act very
foolishly. From the very top of our society to the very bottom,
people are doing some really stupid things. The following are 16
signs that people are becoming stupider….
L.A. program offers healthcare for illegal restaurant workers
LA Times - The pilot program, believed to be the first of its
kind in the nation, offers preventive and primary care to
low-wage, uninsured workers in the restaurant industry. Legal
immigrants and other restaurant workers who don't meet the
criteria or cannot afford coverage under the healthcare law are
YouTube: Fox News Tells The SHOCKING Truth About Ron Paul, ON
Go Ron Paul!
What’s Ron Paul up to?
(CBS News) Mitt Romney is largely accepted as the presumptive
Republican presidential nominee, but he’s not the only candidate
left in the race. Texas Rep. Ron Paul continues his quest for
delegates. The three-time presidential candidate is committed to
staying in the race until the Republican Party’s convention in
Tampa at the end of August.
VIDEO: Officials Frantic Over Ron Paul Supporters Seizing
Control Of GOP
Steve Watson - GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul continues to
fill stadiums and attract thousands of people to his campaign
events, while the establishment is once again becoming concerned
about the effect Paul’s success will have on the national
convention in Florida. Paul drew a crowd of over 4000 people at
the California State University at Fullerton campus yesterday at
the school’s Titan Stadium. Enthusiastic supporters were queuing
around the block to get into the stadium, as the following video
captured by one attendee highlights:
RNC might block entire Nevada delegation over Ron Paul delegate
The Hill - The Republican National Committee is warning the
Nevada GOP that if supporters of Ron Paul are allowed to take
too many slots for the national convention, the party may opt
against seating the state's entire delegation.... The RNC is
concerned that the Paul campaign will game the state-level
convention this weekend that selects delegates to the national
convention. While Mitt Romney should be awarded 20 of the
state's 28 delegates, based on his dominating win in the state's
primary, it's possible that Paul supporters could exploit their
strength in the Nevada GOP to get named to some of those
Grand jury clears cop who shot unarmed Marine vet in his home
Press TV - There will be no trial for Officer Anthony Carelli,
who shot Marine veteran Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. during a tense
confrontation last November. "After due deliberation on the
evidence presented in this matter, the grand jury found that
there was no reasonable cause to vote an indictment," said
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, who added
that the case was "a tragedy on many levels."
Homeowners Association Sues Returning Army Vet Over Backyard
CBS News - The Spring Lake Homeowner’s Association has filed a
lawsuit against Bill Fry, an Army National Guard captain who
just recently returned from Afghanistan after serving overseas
for a year, and his wife, Candi Fry, for not getting approval to
put up the swing set.... Candi Fry says they got permission to
build the $1,200 swing set for their children in their backyard
last year, but the homeowner’s association claims that is not
The 86 million invisible unemployed
CNN News - While it's true that the unemployment rate is
falling, that doesn't include the millions of nonworking adults
who aren't even looking for a job anymore. And hiring isn't
strong enough to keep up with population growth. As a result,
the labor force is now at its smallest size since the 1980s when
compared to the broader working age population.
Americans flee banks for home safes
smartmoney.com - In an era marked by financial turbulence, it's
probably not surprising that safes have become a popular
commodity, with some manufacturers, retailers and installers
reporting sales increases of as much as 40 percent from a few
years ago. But the bigger eyebrow-raiser is what has happened to
those iconic gray-steel boxes of yore: They've undergone an
extreme makeover -- or several of them.
Wind farms lift the temperature in their region
phys.org - Wind turbines can modify the local climate by warming
the atmosphere, according to a study that revealed an increase
in temperature of 0.72 degrees over a region of Texas where four
large wind farms have been built.
Michigan proposes eliminating dietetic and nutrition licensing,
allowing freedom of health speech
(NaturalNews) Last summer, Michigan's Occupational Licensing
Advisory Rules Committee (ARC) decided to evaluate every
licensed occupation recognized by the state of Michigan to
determine whether or not the current regulatory requirements for
each one are appropriate. What the committee ended up finding
was that current regulations regarding dietetic and nutrition
licensing, which provision that only licensed professionals can
give nutrition advice, does not serve the public interest and
should be eliminated.
Dangerous glass fibers in cigarettes worsen lung damage for
(NaturalNews) Shocking new research reveals that a specific type
of lung cancer many smokers develop comes from tiny tears in
their lung tissue caused by microscopic glass fibers, also known
as glass wool, found in many conventional cigarette filters.
These rips in the epithelial (soft) tissue fuel the development
of tumors and cancerous cells due to the constant overload of
toxins, namely pesticides, nicotine and ammonia, contained in
commercial cigarette smoke.
Health basics: Why homeopathy is rapidly gaining acceptance and
(NaturalNews) In the USA, the Government makes money off of the
masses being sick, instead of the other way around, like in
Canada or the United Kingdom, where there is national
healthcare, and the doctors get paid bonuses for healing
patients. Homeopathy is a 200 year young system of medicine
which has a proven clinical record and is used by tens of
millions worldwide. It is becoming the core method of treatment
for the public health care systems in Europe, Asia, and South
VIDEO: Selenium for Cancer
Healing-from-home-remedies.com - Selenium is anti-viral,
anti-cancer, a great immune system stimulator and can even detox
the body of heavy metals. When purchasing look for "whole food
selenium" as this is the form your body can best utilize. The
best food source of selenium is brazil nuts. You can recieve 200
mcgs of selenium in just 3 brazil nuts! They say we should get
at least 200 - 400 mcg's daily, more if you are fighting cancer.
Amazing information in these videos!
U.S. to partner with Big Pharma for drug discovery
(Reuters) - The U.S. government will help drug companies find
treatments for a host of diseases through a new collaboration in
which researchers will test experimental drugs provided by
manufacturers. The National Institutes of Health said on
Thursday that Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca Plc and Eli Lilly and Co
have agreed to make 24 compounds available for a pilot phase of
the project, the biggest of its kind ever launched in the United
Feds to put up $1.9B for Oregon health overhaul
AP - The Obama administration is buying into an ambitious health
care initiative in Oregon, announcing Thursday it has
tentatively agreed to chip in $1.9 billion over five years to
help get the program off the ground. The Obama administration is
buying into an ambitious health care initiative in Oregon,
announcing Thursday it has tentatively agreed to chip in $1.9
billion over five years to help get the program off the ground.
VIDEO: Grow Your Own Organs
ABC News - Different from the controversial embryonic stem cell
treatment, Dr. Nelson's team took a biopsy from Bill's Bicep and
are in the process of turning those cells into his own beating
cardiac tissue; tissue that will beat at the same rate as the
heart in his chest.
'He had no symptoms at all': Investigation underway after lab
worker dies hours after handling meningitis bacteria
Daily Mail - The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
worker who has not been identified died about 17 hours after
first reporting feeling unwell after leaving work Friday, the
San Jose Mercury News reports. 'He left the lab around 5 pm,' Dr
Harry Lampiris, chief of the VA Hospital's infectious diseases
division told the paper. 'He had no symptoms at all.' Over 70
people received precautionary vaccinations after a 25-year-old
laboratory worker died hours after handling a meningitis
Students To Be Spied On, Censored With School Issued Laptops
Steve Watson - Students in Portland, Maine are to be issued
laptops that will track their activity and actively block
certain websites including social media sites. Internet
filtering software will be downloaded automatically onto the
computers when students boot them up at school, reports the
Kennebec Journal. However, the restraints will stay in place
even when the students are working from home or other non-school
premises, including outside of normal school hours.
First of 2 papers on lab-made bird flu published
AP - Four months ago the U.S. government sought to block
publication of two studies about how scientists created an
easily spread form of bird flu. Now a revised version of one
paper is seeing the light of day with the government's blessing.
The revision appears online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
It's the near-conclusion to a drama that pit efforts to learn
how to thwart a global flu epidemic against concerns about
helping terrorists create bioweapons. The second paper, which is
more controversial because it involves what appears to be a more
dangerous virus, is expected to be published later in the
VIDEO: New Frontier of Censorship: Copyrighting People
Paul Joseph Watson - An astounding new frontier of Internet
censorship has been launched by Google-owned You Tube to
copyright audio and visual characteristics of individual people,
meaning third party companies could claim copyright ownership of
content that doesn’t even belong to them if it features an
individual person who has signed a partnership agreement with
that company.... Despite the fact that the bill was shot down,
Google is already implementing SOPA-style policies under this
framework of copyrighting individuals.
Facebook Now Administering Organ Donor Status for its Members
Washington Post - Facebook has added a unique feature to its
social network: you can now tell the world — or just your family
members.... Immediate reaction on Facebook and Twitter has been
mostly positive, though some have said they are hesitant to
share such a personal decision over a social network.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Where Oh Where Has Common Sense Gone? (Communism Anyone?)
kellythekitchenkop.com - The other day I was helping our son
with social studies homework and came across this line in his
chapter about China: “In a Communist system, the government owns
most businesses and land and controls all areas of life. China’s
new Communist government began by taking over control of the
economy. The government seized all private farms and organized
them into large, state-run farms.” Sadly, it reminded me of
what’s happening right here in my home state.
VIDEO: Computer Glitch Summons 1,200 Residents To Jury Duty,
Causing Massive Traffic Jam
CBS News - There was a lot of confusion and frustration from
about 1,200 people who were all summoned to show up for jury
duty at the Placer County Courthouse at the same time Tuesday
morning, only to find out it was all a mistake.
Today in History - Thursday - May 3, 2012
1802 - Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.
1855 - Macon B. Allen became the first African American to be admitted
to the Bar in Massachusetts.
1859 - France declared war on Austria.
1888 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Works.
1921 - West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua and stayed until 1933.
1933 - The U.S. Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first
time when Nellie Ross took the position.
1937 - Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind."
1944 - Wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended in the U.S.
1944 - Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first
synthetic quinine at Harvard University.
1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale
of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally
1952 - The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
1968 - After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retook Dai Do
complex in Vietnam. They found that the North Vietnamese had evacuated
1971 - Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in
1971 - National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.
1971 - James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King's assassin, was caught in a
1986 - In NASA's first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket
lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff. Safety officers
destroyed it by remote control.
1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had
used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities.
1992 - Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. The
riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of police
officers in the beating of Rodney King.
1997 - The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending an
armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The group asserts the
independence of Texas from the U.S.
1999 - Mark Manes, at age 22, was arrested for supplying a gun to Eric
Harris and Dylan Kleibold, who later killed 13 people at Columbine High
School in Colorado.
1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the
2000 - The trial of two Libyans accused of killing 270 people in the
bombing of Pan Am flight 103 (over Lockerbie) opened.
2006 - In Alexandria, VA, Al-Quaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was
given a sentence of life in prison for his role in the terrorist attack
on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
Russian military raise the ante on missile defense
AP - Russia's top military officer has threatened to deal a pre-emptive
strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if
Washington goes ahead with its controversial missile defense plan.
President Dmitry Medvedev said last year Russia will retaliate
militarily if it does not reach agreement with the United States and
NATO. Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov on Thursday went further,
raising the ante in the missile defense controversy. "A decision to use
destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens,"
he said Related
Russia Today article here.
China activist appeals to Obama to get him to US
AFP - Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng appealed to US President Barack
Obama to help get him and his family out of China, saying he feared for
his life just hours after leaving the US embassy in Beijing.... He also
accused US embassy officials of pushing him hard to leave the safety of
the embassy on Wednesday where he had sought refuge for six days after
fleeing his home in the eastern province of Shandong.
Activist’s fate puts US-China relations at risk
RT - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s talks to strengthen China-US
ties have been marred by a dissident’s predicament. The Chinese activist
has sought US asylum, but it remains to be seen if the US will risk
damning relations by granting the request. Recent events involving
prominent activist Chen Guangcheng have cast a shadow over Hillary
Clinton’s diplomatic visit to China this week. The blind dissident had
been granted refuge in the US embassy in Beijing for almost a week,
drawing the Chinese government’s ire and the statement that the US
overstepped the mark by interfering.
Royal Society Believes Depopulation Will Save the Environment
Activist Post - The global Elite have many different clubs they frequent
where they discuss plans to achieve their plan for global governance.
One of these is the Royal Society, a 350-year-old establishment
comprised of global Elitists who are promoting the hoax of man-made
climate change which masks their depopulation agenda....They have
published a report on their website entitled
People and the Planet.
YouTube: Massive Mobilization: Israel brings out reserve border
RT - Israel's strengthening its southern and northern borders, deploying
at least 22 battalions of troops to protect the country from the growing
tension with Egypt and the ongoing conflict in Syria. Israeli generals
say they're on alert from the threat of terror attack ahead of Egyptian
presidential elections as well as Syrian turmoil.
Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks
RT- US Central Command (CENTCOM) believes it can destroy or
significantly degrade Iran's conventional armed forces in about three
weeks using air and sea strikes, a defense source told The Washington
Post. “We plan for any eventuality we can and provide options to the
president,” Army Lt. Col. T.G. Taylor, a spokesman at CENTCOM told the
newspaper. “We take our guidance from the secretary of defense and from
our civilian bosses in [Washington] DC. So any kind of guidance they
give us, that’s what we go off of [sic].”
YouTube: Ex-Blackwater mercs in Syria ‘backed by US’
RT - The opposition fighters in Syria might be getting help from a
different source - in the form of training from the US private security
firm, formerly known as the notorious Blackwater group. Security circles
reportedly confirmed the information which was released earlier by
Wikileaks - that the company is sending mercenaries from Iraq into
Greece Rises From The Ashes, No Longer In Default S&P Says
Forbes S&P has raised its credit rating for the Hellenic Republic,
Greece’s official name, to CCC from SD (selective default). While the
country’s debt is still considered junk, S&P noted the successful
completion of the private sector involvement meant Greece is no longer
in default, despite the fact that nonparticipating creditor debt might
remain unpaid. Untendered bonds will keep their D (default) rating until
the next principal payment on May 15.
UN Ambassador: “No Exaggeration – Fate Of The World Depends On Fukushima
Alexander Higgins - Japanese Ambassador Murata is joining in the growing
chorus which include
US Senators who are warning the he problem at Fukushima nuclear
reactor 4 is the single greatest short-term threat to humanity and has
the potential to destroy our world and civilization as we know it. The
Ambassador puts it very bluntly saying the warnings about reactor 4′s
threat to end human civilization are no exaggeration. He is joining
forces with human rights groups from around the globe in calling for the
UN to step in and end the crisis in Fukushima...
Cesium exceeding new limit detected in 51 food items in nine prefectures
Japan Times May 2, 2012 - Radioactive cesium was detected in 51 food
products from nine prefectures in excess of a new government-set limit
in the first month since it was introduced April 1, according to data
released by the health ministry Tuesday. The limit was exceeded in 337
cases, or 2.4 percent of 13,867 food samples examined by the Health,
Labor and Welfare Ministry. Cesium exceeding the previous allowable
limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram was detected in 55 cases, while the
new limit of 100 becquerels was exceeded in 282 cases.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Signs Executive Order Declaring International Law for the
This dictate is designed to standardize regulations between the
United States and it’s so called trading partners. What is a
regulation? A law. So what is actually being attempted here is a
standardization of international law. It is an absolute
violation of the Constitution for the United States to legislate
our law outside of our borders.
Read the executive order here.
Bin Laden’s last words to be posted online
The Lookout - The Army's Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S.
Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., is releasing a selection
of documents seized in last year's raid on the al-Qaida leader's
Pakistan compound. The documents will be
online on the center's Web site on Thursday at 9 am ET.
Neocon Think Tank Cites Cleveland Bust to Push Police State
Kurt Nimmo - The Heritage Foundation has come out in favor of
the FBI’s “counterterrorism” strategy of arranging fake terror
attacks. On the day after the FBI convinced a gaggle of
“anarchists” to blow up a Cleveland bridge with an inoperable
bomb provided by one of its agents provocateurs, the “New Right”
think tank funded by CIA asset Richard Mellon Scaife and beer
magnate Joe Coors posted an article supporting this dubious
Related RT article here.
Treasure Hunter Fears Assassination Over Search For Bin Laden’s
Paul Joseph Watson - A California treasure hunter who believes
he has located the spot where the U.S. Navy allegedly dumped the
body of Osama Bin Laden says he wants to try and discover the
corpse and subject it to DNA testing because he doesn’t believe
the Obama administration’s official story about the death of the
VIDEO: No-Fly Zone To Be Enforced By Shoot-To-Kill Order During
CHICAGO (CBS) — A new report reveals plans to keep residents and
dignitaries safe during the NATO Summit include a no-fly zone,
with a shoot-to-kill mandate for those who break the ban. As CBS
2’s Susanna Song reports, the government is warning small plane
pilots that if they enter the no-fly zone during the summit,
they may be shot down.... It will be enforced for May 19 to May
From Communism Day to Government Loyalty Day
Kurt Nimmo - On May 1, Obama issued a presidential proclamation.
He officially changed May 1 – otherwise known as Communism Day
after it was hijacked by the Soviet Union for propaganda
purposes – to Loyalty Day, or rather loyalty and sacrifice to
government day. It is odd that Obama would reaffirm our
allegiance to the Constitution when he has violated it
VIDEO: New College Students Being Targeted For US #NDAA Drone
Alexander Higgins - Across America, several universities are
adding drones degrees to their curriculum.... The Federal
Aviation Administration has already approved 25 universities to
fly drones in its airspace, and Amie Stepanovich, a member of
the National Security Council for the Electronic Privacy
Information Center (EPIC) reports more.
Why? - 21 Unanswered Questions That They Don't Want You To Look
American Dream - We live during a time of great deception, and
the lies are going to get even bigger and even more bold in the
years to come. If we don't know why we believe what we believe,
then we are in danger of falling for just about anything.
YouTube: Exposed: Military Internment/Resettlement Operations
Published on May 2, 2012 by EndtheLie.com. Document download
Survey: Third of US wouldn't pass citizenship test
Press TV - The survey was carried out by the Center for Study of
the American Dream at Xavier University. The survey of more than
1,000 voting-age Americans asked respondents 10 random questions
from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
civics exam, which is administered as part of the immigration
process, finding that 35 percent answered five or less questions
correctly. Here are some questions that gave respondents the
VIDEO: Seattle officer threatens to make up evidence after
arrest of innocent men
KOMO 4 - Both men said they suffered facial bruises and swelling
after one was kicked and the other man-handled into the pavement
while being arrested. But then listen to what an officer says on
an audio recording after he takes the two to holding cells:
"Well, you're going to jail for robbery that's all." You then
hear Franklin ask, "for robbery?" And the officer responds,
"Yeah, I'm gonna make stuff up."
Ron Paul beats Obama 49-41 in Montana. Among independents, he
Public Policy Polling - Romney leads Obama 48-43, down from a
50-40 advantage when PPP last polled the [Montana] in November.
Worse for Romney is that his soon-to-be-vanquished intraparty
foe Ron Paul actually leads Obama by eight points (49-41). Obama
is able to keep it relatively close here because he basically
ties Romney with the plurality independents, while Paul leads by
Ron Paul in California
Daily Paul - All the Ron Paul California campaign news and
videos posted here.
TX Woman gets over 5000 signatures for Texas Presidential Debate
(Mitt Romney & Ron Paul?)
texasgopvote.com - The petition was to try to persuade Mitt
Romney to come to a Texas Republican Presidential Debate. The
petition is titled "Potential Nominees, attend the GOP Debate
(Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012)"
VIDEO: Ben Swann Reality Check Half Hour Special – Delegates
Fox 19 - Ben looks back at the fight for delegates in the
Republican primary and looks forward as he interviews 2 Ron Paul
delegates, 1 from Maine and the other from Alaska.
VIDEO: Newt Gingrich Officially Suspends Campaign and Endorses
Helps Ron Paul? Video explains why it could.
Link for News Source here.
Newt Gingrich $4 Million in Debt; Staffers and Creditors Fume
Newt Gingrich ends his White House dream today with his
political committee facing a mountain of debts -- owing about $4
million to scores of businesses and campaign workers around the
country who fear they will never get paid.
Obama holds more re-election fundraisers than previous five
Daily Mail - Barack Obama has already held more re-election
fundraising events than every elected president since Richard
VIDEO: Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity
Raw Story - The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it
had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is
accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that
funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican
Occupy Wall Street Protest
NYPD Raids Activists’ Homes Before May Day Protests
gawker.com - A day before Occupy Wall Street hopes to shut down
New York and cities across the country in massive May Day
protests, the NYPD visited at least three activist homes in New
York and interrogated residents about plans for tomorrow's
protest.... "The intention behind this I'm sure is to try to
create fear and silence dissent," said Marina Sitrin, a lawyer
and member of Occupy Wall Street's legal working group, "and to
keep people from coming out into the streets."
VIDEO: PBS Frontline Details US Financial Fraud - 'Money, Power,
& Wall Street'
Alexander Higgins - Concluding the PBS Frontline Money, Power, &
Wall Street mini-series, the remaining episodes below take us
from the market lows to the current euphoric highs.
States To Use Gold and Silver as Legal Tender
Activist Post - As America slips into monetary oblivion, some
states are turning to the US Constitutional right and desiring
to use alternative currencies – preparing for the
hyper-inflation that Bernanke is currently creating. Minnesota,
Tennessee, Iowa, South Carolina and Georgia are awaiting
approval from their respective governments to create a separate
currency. This number is up from 2011, when just 3 states were
brave enough to attempt this constitutional right.
95 Percent Of The Jobs Lost During The Recession Were Middle
The Economic Collapse - Sadly, the limited number of jobs that
have been added since the end of the last recession have mostly
been low income jobs. A higher percentage of Americans are
working low income jobs than ever before, and the cost of living
continues to rise at a very brisk pace. This is causing an
erosion of the middle class unlike anything we have ever seen in
Lawsuit: HOA Guards Threatened Tenants With Tasers Over
Consumerist - According to the lawsuit filed this week in the
Superior Court of California in Sacramento, the guards entered
the building without permission around 3 a.m. and began a
"military style raid of plaintiffs' residence.".... What these
men didn't know is that, following the foreclosure, the bank had
filed an unlawful detainer action against the tenants in order
to evict them. It had never been served to anyone in the condo,
so they were never given the chance to challenge the action in
No jab, no education: New CA law requires middle schoolers to
provide proof of Tdap vaccination in order to receive education
(NaturalNews) A new amendment to California's Health and Safety
Code as it relates to vaccinations will take effect this fall
for the 2012-2013 school year, and will require all incoming
seventh graders, as well as eighth and twelfth graders for the
first year, to get a Tdap booster vaccination for pertussis
(whooping cough) before being admitted to school.
Chemist declares fluoride to be 'one of the greatest public
health threats of modern times'
(NaturalNews) Ingesting artificial fluoride chemicals does not
prevent tooth decay, but rather destroys your insides and leads
to the development of cancer and other illnesses. These are the
disturbing findings of an assessment recently compiled by
award-winning chemist, author, and founder of
ThePeoplesChemist.com, Shane Ellison.
Five hidden health dangers around the house
(NaturalNews) You may already know about toxic cleaning
chemicals and flame retardants, but did you know about the five
following common household poisons?
Pesticide Exposure Found to Lower Intelligence
Natural Society - The study, published in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, observed pregnant mothers in New
York who were exposed to a pesticide known as chlorpyrifos (CPF).
Banned in 2001 from household use, the chemical is still used
worldwide in agriculture. That’s right, this is a chemical that
is not permitted to be used in your home, though it is perfectly
fine to spray on your food. What the researchers found was that
women who had higher levels of CPF had children with
”significant abnormalities” in brain structure compared to
mothers with lower exposure levels.
Artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers are dangerous
(NaturalNews) Due to our society's love of sugar, scientists
have been able to synthetically produce artificial sweeteners
and flavor enhancers. These artificial sweeteners give us the
same pleasure as sugar without the calories and dangerous
effects on insulin signaling and triglyceride formation. This
includes aspartame, acefultame potassium, monosodium glutamate,
sucralose and many others. Unfortunately, these artificial
sweeteners and flavor enhancers break down into highly toxic
chemical agents that damage important regions of the body.
Benefits of Almonds
Natural Society - Many commercially produced products for health
and beauty often brag about the use of almond milk, oil and
butter as an ingredient. There are many health benefits
associated with almonds which should be recognized. Check them
Connecticut House approves medical marijuana bill
(NaturalNews) With a nearly two-to-one approval ratio,
Connecticut House Bill 5389, which would legalize at the state
level small amounts of medical marijuana for patients in need,
has been passed by the Connecticut State House of
Representatives. And if passed by the State Senate, Governor
Dannel Malloy has indicated he will sign H.B. 5389 into law,
which would make Connecticut the 17th U.S. state to legalize
Breast-feeding could contribute to baby gut-health, new study
(NaturalNews) In yet another scientific reason for mothers to
strongly consider breast-feeding their newborns, a new study in
the journal Genome Biology finds that babies who are fed
breast-milk had a wider range of gut bacteria than formula-fed
babies. A link was also found between the diversity of bacteria
in the babies' guts and the activation of certain immunity
17 Fruit that Burn More Calories than they Contain
Natural Society - Could food really be our ally in burning
calories? To the majority of people that just doesn't sound
possible. Eating to lose weight? There are many foods out there
that aren't only healthy for you, but also aid in weight loss
simply by consuming them.
Statins are in conflict with one of the most important
heart-healthy habits: exercise. The more you exercise while
taking statins, the more likely you’ll suffer fatal effects
Gaia Health - One of the best things you can do to decrease the
risk of heart disease is exercise. However, for people taking
statins, exercise can be dangerous. Statins are known to have
cytotoxic effects. Those poisonous effects are multiplied with
exercise, and can even lead to death.
At least four years in the making: Draft FDA guidelines on
nanotechnology in food and cosmetics
iatp.org - On April 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) released for public comment two draft guidance to industry
documents, about 25 pages each, on the use of nanotechnology in
food and cosmetics products respectively.
Tech Giant Warns CISPA Is “Alarming” Threat to Privacy
Paul Joseph Watson - Tech giant Mozilla has publicly slammed the
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) which
passed the House last week, labeling the legislation an
“alarming” threat to privacy.... Not only would CISPA mandate
ISPs to share Internet data of users with government
“notwithstanding any other provision of law,” it also empowers
the Department of Homeland Security to monitor the
communications of the federal courts and Congress, and intercept
tax returns sent to the IRS.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Letter Shows Monsanto Planted GMOs Before USDA Approval
Activist Post - Did Monsanto actually plant genetically modified
alfalfa before it was deregulated by the USDA? There is some
shocking evidence that, until recently, was withheld from the
public showing that Monsanto’s genetically altered alfalfa may
have been set free in 2003 — a full two years or more before it
was deregulated in 2005.
Scientists Urge GM Campaigners to Call Off Protest
Telegraph - Scientists spoke out after activists calling
themselves "Take the Flour Back" called for members of the
public to join them in a mass "decontamination" of the trial
site at Rothamsted, Herts on May 27. The experiment is aimed at
genetically engineering wheat so that it releases a chemical
signal which aphids use to warn each other of imminent danger,
thereby scaring the pests away.
VIDEO: Spring Is Here!
Each flower is filmed for two days and photos are collated
within 7 minutes to get this effect.
Today in History - Wednesday - May 2, 2012
1808 - The citizens of
Madrid rose up against Napoleon.
1813 - Napoleon defeated a Russian and Prussian army at Grossgorschen.
1863 - Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded by his
own men in the battle of Chancellorsville, VA. He died 8 days later.
1865 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson offered $100,000 reward for the
capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1885 - The magazine "Good Housekeeping" was first published.
1887 - Hannibal W. Goodwin applied for a patent on celluloid
photographic film. This is the film from which movies are shown.
1890 - The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1919 - The first U.S. air passenger service started.
1922 - WBAP-AM began broadcasting in north Texas.
1926 - In India, Hindu women gained the right to seek elected office.
1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to put down a revolt and to
protect U.S. interests. They did not depart until 1933.
1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on NBC Radio.
1933 - Hitler banned trade unions in Germany.
1941 - Hostilities broke out between British forces in Iraq and that
country’s pro-German faction.
1941 - The Federal Communications Commission agreed to let regular
scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations begin on July 1,
1941. This was the start of network television.
1945 - Russians took Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house
fighting. The Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and
parts of Austria.
1946 - Prisoners revolted at California's Alcatraz prison.
1965 - The "Early Bird" satellite was used to transmit television
pictures across the Atlantic.
1970 - Student anti-war protesters at Ohio's Kent State University burn
down the campus ROTC building. The National Guard took control of the
1974 - Former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the
Maryland Court of Appeals.
1993 - Authorities said that they had recovered the remains of David
Koresh from the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, TX.
1994 - Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South Africa's first
1999 - In Panama, Mireya Moscoso de Grubar, of the Armulfista Party, was
VIDEO: Explosions hit Kabul following Obama visit
RT - The Afghan capital Kabul was hit by at least five explosions on
Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of at least seven people. The
attacks, claimed by the Taliban, came shortly after US President Obama’s
surprise visit to sign a strategic agreement.
Israeli military: No one responsible for deaths of 21 Palestinian
Israel’s military has closed an investigation into the deaths of 21
Palestinian civilians in Gaza in 2009, finding no one responsible for
the shelling. It also ruled the accident was not a war crime and the
civilians were not targeted deliberately. The Military Advocate General
wrote to the country’s Human Rights Group B'Tselem on Tuesday that the
Military Police had closed the long-lasting probe. "The investigation
completely disproved any claim about deliberate harm to civilians, as
well as haste and recklessness about possible harm to civilians, or
criminal negligence," Israeli media quoted Major Dorit Tuval as writing.
IMF still waiting on Egyptian economic plan
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A senior International Monetary Fund
official said Wednesday the fund remains willing to consider a
much-needed $3.2 billion aid package for Egypt but is waiting for
sufficient consensus from political leaders in Cairo. The IMF wants
Egypt's interim military-backed government and elected officials to put
together a comprehensive economic recovery plan before it agrees to
Euro area unemployment hits record high
LONDON (AP) -- Record high unemployment for the 17 countries that use
the euro is set to increase the pressure on Europe's leaders to switch
from a focus on austerity to a pro-growth strategy to stop the region
from moving deeper into recession. Unemployment across the 17-member
eurozone rose by 169,000 in March, official figures showed Wednesday,
taking the rate up to 10.9 percent in March - its highest level since
the euro was launched in 1999.
Aerial protestor strikes at French nuclear site
PARIS (AP) -- Greenpeace and energy officials say an environmental
activist was arrested after dropping a billowing smoke bomb onto the
roof of a French nuclear reactor from a motorized paraglider.
VIDEO: 'We are in Third World War - an economic war. And the weapon is
RT - The Occupy Wall Street movement staged a day of protests in the US
on May Day. Meanwhile RT spoke to an Occupy London activist who said the
group is only gaining momentum as more people understand they are being
robbed by their governments. The Occupy Wall Street movement staged a
day of protests in the US on May Day. Meanwhile RT spoke to an Occupy
London activist who said the group is only gaining momentum as more
people understand they are being robbed by their governments.
Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai
Afghanistan (AP) - In a swift and secretive trip to the war zone,
President Barack Obama signed an agreement Tuesday night vowing
long-term ties with Afghanistan after America's combat forces come
home.... The deal does not commit the United States to any specific
troop presence or spending. But it does allow the U.S. to potentially
keep troops in Afghanistan after the war ends for two specific purposes:
continued training of Afghan forces and targeted operations against al-Qaida.
The terror group is present in neighboring Pakistan but has only a
nominal presence inside Afghanistan. Related video/artice here.
Nuke rebuke: China urges ‘drastic’ nuclear cuts from Russia and USA
RT - China is actively pushing the nuclear disarmament process forward,
calling for the US and Russia, between them possessing the majority of
the world's nuclear warheads, to “make drastic reductions in their
Obama’s Watch: 39 Months, 69 Percent of Afghan War Casualties
According to CNSNews.com’s comprehensive database on Afghan war
casualties, at least 1,275 of the 1,844 U.S. troops killed in Operation
Enduring Freedom have been killed since Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama
was inaugurated as president.
Six jet attack missile sites across London during Olympic Games
This is London - London will be ringed by six missile sites to guard
against a 9/11-style suicide jet attack during the Olympics.... The
weapons travel at three times the speed of sound with a range of
3.4 miles. General Sir Nick Parker, in charge of Olympic operations,
said: “We are practising for the worst-case scenario, not the most
likely scenario but we believe that it is prudent to be prepared. It is
sensible to prepare for the worst.”
Chen's escape shames officials, but breaks no law
BEIJING (AP) -- Dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng was being held under
house arrest illegally, activists say, and his only offense in escaping
may have been to embarrass local officials bent on punishing him for
exposing forced abortions.
Doctors slam mothers who refuse vaccines
London Independent | Doctors fighting to deliver life-saving vaccines to
the developing world have criticised British mothers who refuse to
vaccinate their children... The Global Alliance for Vaccines and
Immunisation (GAVI)-funded project means the pneumococcal and rotavirus
vaccines will be given to every child born in Ghana from now on. It
comes as UK medics face sustained opposition to child vaccination, amid
fears of side effects and mistrust of the pharmaceutical industry.
Canadians Make a Racket About Mysterious 'Hum' Coming from US Side of
WSJ - The so-called Windsor hum, described as a low-frequency rumbling
sound, has rattled windows and knocked objects off shelves in this
border community just across the Detroit River from the Motor City....
Windsor residents have blamed the hum for causing illness, whipping dogs
into frenzies, keeping cats housebound and sending goldfish to the
surface in backyard ponds.... Even weirder, Americans can't seem to hear
U.S. News, Politics & Government
New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer to a North American
Union and a One World Economic System
Activist Post - The American people need to understand that
Barack Obama is constantly looking for ways to integrate the
United States more deeply with the rest of the world. The
globalization of the world economy has accelerated under Obama,
and this latest executive order represents a fundamental change
in U.S. economic policy. Now federal regulators will be required
to "harmonize" their work with the international community. The
following is how this new executive order was assessed in a
recent Businessweek article....
Ghraib mistake? US student drinks urine to survive prison
RT - A San Diego college student was left in a cell for five
days without food, water or access to a toilet by federal drug
agents. He says he drank his own urine to stay alive, and even
tried to etch a message to his mother in his own arm.... The
agency has no explanation to the case. A DEA official told NBC
San Diego on Sunday, before Chong's name had been released, that
the man was locked up four days, not five “DEA plans to
thoroughly review both the events and detention procedures on
April 21st and after,'' their statement says.
US pilots refuse to fly $143m stealth fighter because of 'lack
of oxygen in cockpit'
Daily Mail May 1, 2012 - Pilots have asked not to the fly the
latest F-22 model because of fears of blacking out over lack of
oxygen despite it being one of world's most advanced... The
nation's F-22 fighter jets were grounded for four months last
year after pilots complained of experiencing a lack of oxygen
that can cause dizziness and blackouts. Air Force officials said
they have taken steps against the problem, but still haven't
pinpointed what's causing the hypoxia - when the body doesn't
receive enough oxygen.
VIDEO: Top ICE figure pleads guilty in brazen, $500G scam
Fox News - ICE employees traveled to Washington, D.C., on
business, but instead of staying at a hotel, they stayed with
Woosley. Rollerson allegedly created false receipts from hotels
like the local Marriott, while Woosley approved their fraudulent
expense reports and charged each employee a kick-back fee for
half the amount.
VIDEO: DHS To Release Bacteria In Boston Subway System
Paul Joseph Watson -...the Department of Homeland Security
claims that a bacteria it plans to release in the Boston subway
later this year to test biological sensors is harmless to
healthy people. “Federal officials say they test the subway
sensors by releasing dead bacteria called B-subtilis. They say
it is used in food supplements, has been rigorously tested and
has no adverse health effects for low exposure in healthy
people,” reports CBS News. What effect the tests will have on
unhealthy people or those exposed to higher doses is unknown.
NYC man convicted in thwarted subway bomb plot
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York man was convicted Tuesday of
plotting an aborted suicide mission against New York City
subways in 2009 - a case that featured the first-time testimony
from admitted homegrown terrorists about al-Qaida's fixation
with pulling off another attack on American soil.
Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Highway Checkpoints Illegal
Paul Joseph Watson - Warrantless checkpoints in the city of
Liberty, Kentucky that were used by authorities to interrogate
drivers who refused to display a sticker in their vehicle have
been ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Residents who refused to buy the $10 dollar sticker were
targeted after city officials ordered police to set up
roadblocks. Those displaying the sticker were allowed through
but refusniks were interrogated and had their vehicles searched,
a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.
YouTube: Ron Paul WINNING State Delegate Majorities/Massive
Turnout at Rallies
Ron Paul is winning a majority of delegates in many states, up
to 10 or more states this month! But you won't hear that on Fox
or CNN. Neither will they tell you that Ron Paul has been
invigorating liberty supporters by the thousands at his massive
rallies. Join the Revolution! Spread the word! Now is the time
for action if you care about the welfare of your country and its
at Ron Paul 2012 and get
SCHEDULE: Ron Paul Returns to California for Multiday Campaign
Ron Paul 2012 - The congressman’s visit will take place from
Tuesday to Friday, May 1st to 4th, inclusive. Dr. Paul will hold
a private fundraiser on the night of his arrival, and the
remainder of the visit will be a mix of media avails,
fundraising luncheons, and on-campus town hall meetings. Public
events will be held at Cal State – Fullerton, UC – Davis, and UC
– San Diego. The latter events are free and open to the public.
Due to the anticipated large crowds, online registration is
offered and strongly encouraged.
VIDEO: YouTube Sends Hundreds of Ron Paul Videos to Memory Hole
Kurt Nimmo - Google property YouTube has closed down a popular
Ron Paul channel after “multiple third-party notifications of
copyright infringement,” most notably establishment media tool
CNBC. Most of the videos scrubbed from YouTube were not CNBC
property. The effort to reduce Ron Paul’s presence on YouTube
follows the deliberate under-coverage of the Paul campaign by
the establishment media during the 2012 primaries. Daily Paul
related article and
Kurt Haskell for U.S. Congress - Michigan's 7th District
Daily Reporter - Newport attorney Kurt Haskell has announced he
will seek the Democratic nomination for the 7th District
congressional seat now held by Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton.
Haskell, 41, has not previously run for or held elective office.
He has begun collecting nominating petition signatures and
expects to have enough signatures to qualify in a week, Haskell
Click here to visit Kurt Haskell's campaign site.
Video interview here.
YouTube: FOX-35 TV interviews Veteran For Peace on Osama bin
TV interview did last year regarding the supposed killing of
Osama bin Laden
Wyoming Veteran Threatened by Police at VA for Giving Out
Political DVDs and Literature
Intel Hub - A normal 63 year old veteran who would never have
expected a confrontation with the VA Police was threatened with
loosing his VA benefits after handing out political documentary
DVD’s and biblical literature at the Sheridan VA Median Center.
Richard Thorne, a Wyoming veteran that runs his own YouTube
channel with 340 subscribers and 227,958 video views was
recently passing out Alex Jone’s Infowars business cards, DVDS,
and even bible tracts to other veterans during his visit to the
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Clashes in Oakland: Police use tear gas and batons
RT - According to witnesses police arrested at least two
protesters and used tasers against them. Police ordered
protesters out of the street after firing the tear gas and
flash-bang grenades. However the arrests didn't stop protesters.
They continued marching through the streets of Oakland chanting
anti-capitalism slogans. Among them was Iraq war veteran Scott
Olsen, who gained international attention when he was shot with
a beanbag by an Oakland police officer at a protest last year.
This time the former Marine, who suffered a brain injury in the
Oct. 25 protest, wore a black helmet to protect his head.
VIDEO: OWS Take Note: FBI Arrests “Anarchists” in Cleveland Bomb
Kurt Nimmo - Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, have arrested five
self described anarchists in an alleged plot to blow up the
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Brecksville Station and a bridge
by remote detonation using C-4 plastic explosives. Anarchists
supposedly plotted to blow up this bridge in Ohio.... The
government is attempting to portray the movement as violent and
terrorist. It is doing this because efforts by the establishment
to domesticate the movement have largely failed.
Related article here.
Occupy Bilderberg 2012
Intel Hub - The infamous and elusive Bilderberg club has decided
to bring their annual meeting back to the United States... This
year, May 31st through June 3rd they are returning to Chantilly,
Virginia where they had their conference back in 2008. Even then
a record number of people traveled from all over the world to
protest this secretive meeting of aristocrats... The oil
cartels, banking interests, heads of state and even a majority
of the major corporations who are on board with CISPA will be
represented at this meeting. If there was ever a chance to point
out every head on the hydra in one protest, this is it.
Corruption of Andrew Wordes case deepens: City of Roswell
bullies original mortgage holder into selling note to phony
(NaturalNews) New details have emerged in the tragic case of
Andrew Wordes, who died recently in his home after enduring more
than four years of abuse and bullying from the City of Roswell
in Georgia. Thanks to continued investigation of the case by
Maggie West Bean of Examiner.com, it is now coming to light that
Roswell officials may have put immense pressure on Mr. Wordes'
original mortgage holder to sell the mortgage note on his home,
only to have it end up in the possession of a phony trust
company that appears to not even exist.
Chart: Student Debt Load Matches Silver Price Increase by 500%
Since Start of Century
Silver Vigilante - As the student debt burden has exploded in
this 21st century, the “century of change,” silver has increased
its price level by a similar percentage. With student debt
continuing to spiral, the silver price rise seems determined to
persist. In the coming years, as this student debt transforms
the life of the college grad in his and her professional
dealings and personal lives, interest in silver as a hedge
against austerity will increase.
YouTube: USGS censors / wipes Wyoming 4.0M FRACKING earthquake
off the map
dutchsinse - 4.0 magnitude earthquake in SW Wyoming is rather
sizable for the area .. surprised they deleted this one quite
frankly... even for the USGS.
VIDEO: BP Whistleblowers - Over a Dozen of Them Assassinated,
Missing or Kidnapped in Last 2 Years
newworldorderreport.com - As Thomas Botch says in the comments
at Facebook, "To many high profile people (successful and
educated with little reason to die from risky behavior) all
"croak" in "too short a time period" to be "statistically
normal." Don't you agree?"
Almost Seven Million Migrating Birds Perish at Communication
Towers in North America Each Year
Science Daily - The birds are killed by the 84,000 communication
towers that dot North America and can rise nearly 2,000 feet
into the sky, according to the authors of "An Estimate of Avian
Mortality at Communication Towers in the United States and
Use herbs to kill the bacteria that causes urinary tract
(NaturalNews) A urinary tract infection is almost exclusively
caused by bacteria that travel to the bladder through the
urethra, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The bacteria clings to the urethra's opening and multiplies.
Sometimes, bacteria travels to the kidneys, but this is rare.
The most common culprit is Escherichia coli (E. coli), according
to New Mexico State University.
Detoxify heavy metals and soothe chronic inflammation with
cilantro, a powerful 'superherb'
(NaturalNews) The anti-inflammatory and detoxification power of
cilantro, a medicinal herb whose seeds are known as coriander,
is greatly underrated and largely unknown in Western culture
today. But if you suffer from a chronic inflammatory disease,
which can manifest itself as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder,
heart disease, brain fog, fatigue, and irritable bowel syndrome,
and a number of other debilitating illnesses, then cilantro just
might be the natural solution for you.
5 huge health benefits of sweet potatoes
(NaturalNews) Sweet potatoes, also commonly labeled as yams, are
an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep
orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important
components to the diet. Their health and weight management
benefits far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary
white and yellow fleshed potatoes.
FDA Breaks Promise on Proposed New Supplement Rules
ANH - FDA promised not to enforce the NDI guidance until it was
final. Last Friday, they broke that promise. The specific
provision that FDA has decided to enforce is the one that says
synthetic botanicals will no longer be considered New Dietary
Ingredients and must never be sold as supplements, only as
drugs. Last Friday, FDA issued a press release and sent warning
letters to ten companies who sell supplements containing DMAA (dimethylamylamine),
which is advertised to increase energy, concentration, and
metabolism. The manufacturer says DMAA is derived from the Asian
geranium—specifically, geranium oil.
Pepsi Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors
| LifeNews.com - After months of pro-life protests and
opposition, PepsiCo has indicated it will alter its contract
with biotech firm Senomyx Inc., which uses cells from a baby
killed in an abortion to conduct flavor testing.
FDA Allows Corporations to 'Recondition' Old Food
Activist Post - In order to save money, some corporations will
repackage older food into new packaging and resell it. One
public school lunch supplier tried this with moldy apple sauce
re-canned and was reprimanded to never try that “stunt” again.
USDA to issue new guidelines limiting amount of sugar, salt, and
fat in foods sold at public schools
(NaturalNews) Pressure from consumer and non-profit groups to
eliminate all forms of "junk" food from public school lunch
rooms across America has led the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) to pursue drastic new food restriction measures that are
set to be enacted this summer. According to Reuters, the USDA is
poised to ban chips, soda pop, candy bars, and many other
sugary, salty, high-fat foods from not only school cafeterias,
but also from campus vending machines.
Albuquerque, NM, 32nd largest US city, ends water fluoridation
(NaturalNews) A major health victory has been achieved in New
Mexico where officials in the state's largest city, Albuquerque,
have made the historic decision to stop artificially
fluoridating the municipal water supply.
GMO alert: top 10 genetically modified foods to avoid eating
(NaturalNews) Due to lack of labeling, Americans are still left
at a loss as to whether or not what is on the table is
genetically modified. This lack of information makes the
avoiding and tracking of GM foods an exercise in futility. Below
are just some of the food products popularly identified to be
Slideshow: Best And Worst Nuts For Your Health
Huffington Post - Here's a look at the pros and cons of
different nuts, as well as the best and worst products on
supermarket shelves today.
Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples
AP - Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her
tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of
methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug
withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic
prescribed for her mother to fight addiction to powerful
Aluminum in Vaccines Found to be Deadly for Children and Adults
Patrick Gallagher - Recently, a report from the Journal of Trace
Elements in Medicine and Biology found that aluminum hydroxide,
the main metal-based adjuvant present in vaccines, as well as a
supplemental aid, may be causing an aluminum overdose at the
point of vaccine injection.
Blood test 'could detect breast cancer years in advance'
Telegraph - Researchers have identified a 'genetic switch',
carried by one in five women, that doubles their risk of
developing breast cancer. Experts described the breakthrough by
scientists at Imperial College London as "exciting" and said
signs of the disease could be detected "many decades in
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Human genes engineered into experimental GMO rice being grown in
(NaturalNews) Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or
comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for
genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice
tainted with actual human genes. The only known GMO with inbred
human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by
biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience is currently being
grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas -- and possibly
elsewhere -- and most people have no idea about it.
Buffalo, NY, among the first cities to allow urban agriculture
(NaturalNews) A growing number of residents who, as the Buffalo
News reports, "a taste for local food, a passion for living
sustainably and a devotion to ensuring everyone has access to
healthy, affordable food," have started urban farms in several
once-empty lots on both the city's East and West Sides. And this
growing season, the level of city farming is reaching new
Susan Thixton - Just when you think you've seen it all, heard it
all in regards to the FDA...you have something fall into your
lap that just beats all. This would be one of those things.
Guess what the FDA is testing Chinese imported jerky treats
for?.... In the midst of pet deaths and illnesses believed to be
linked to jerky treats, the FDA posts a subcontractor request to
test the treats for fat, fiber, glycerol, protein, ash, and
moisture? Not toxins known to cause kidney damage, but for
information that an ingredient list and guaranteed analysis
Today in History - Tuesday - May 1, 2012
1707 - England, Wales
and Scotland were united to form Great Britain.
1805 - The state of Virginia passed a law requiring all freed slaves to
leave the state, or risk either imprisonment or deportation.
1863 - In Virginia, the Battle of Chancellorsville began. General Robert
E. Lee's forces began fighting with Union troops under General Joseph
Hooker. Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded by
his own soldiers in this battle. (May 1-4)
1867 - Reconstruction in the South began with black voter registration.
1877 - U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes withdrew all Federal troops
from the South, ending Reconstruction.
1883 - William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) had his first Wild West Show.
1884 - The construction of the first American 10-story building began in
1898 - The U.S. Navy under Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet at Manila
Bay in the Philippines.
1905 - In New York, radium was tested as a cure for cancer.
1915 - A German submarine sank the U.S. ship Gulflight.
1927 - Adolf Hitler held his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
1931 - The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened.
It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the
1934 - The Philippine legislature accepted a U.S. proposal for
1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an act of neutrality,
keeping the United States out of World War II.
1945 - Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escaped from
the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advanced on Berlin.
1945 - Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeded Hitler as leader of the Third
Reich. This was one day after Hitler committed suicide.
1948 - The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was
1960 - Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet
Union. Powers was taken prisoner.
1961 - Fidel Castro announced there would be no more elections in Cuba.
1968 - In the second day of battle, U.S. Marines, with the support of
naval fire, continue their attack on a North Vietnamese Division at Dai
1970 - Students at Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, OH, in
protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.
1971 - The National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) went into service.
It was established by the U.S. Congress to run the nation's intercity
1986 - The Tass News Agency reported the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
1992 - On the third day of the Los Angeles riots resulting from the
Rodney King beating trial. King appeared in public to appeal for calm,
he asked, "Can we all get along?"
1998 - Arrow Air was fined $5 million for using spare parts that lacked
federal approval in the U.S.
1999 - On Mount Everest, a group of U.S. mountain climbers discovered
the body of George Mallory. Mallory had died in June of 1924 while
trying to become the first person to reach the summit of Everest. At the
time of the discovery it was unclear whether or not Mallory had actually
reached the summit.
2001 - In Washington, DC, Chandra Levy disappeared. She was an intern at
the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. California Representative Gary Condit was
named in the investigation. Her body was found on May 22, 2002 in Rock
US deploys F-22 fighter jets to UAE
AFP - The United States has deployed sophisticated F-22 fighter jets to
the United Arab Emirates amid deepening tensions between Iran and its
pro-US neighbors, officials said Monday. The US officials, speaking on
condition of anonymity, would not say how many F-22s would be sent to
the Al-Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates. Military officers
tend to avoid publicly discussing details of operations at the US air
Clinton heads to China and into dissident drama
Reuters - Dissident Chen Guangcheng, according to one of his helpers,
will demand to stay in China and press on with his campaign for reform,
adding to tension between Beijing and Washington that poses risks for
both governments as well as to relations between the world's two biggest
Both governments have scrupulously avoided official comment on the Chen
case and neither has confirmed that he is under U.S. protection in
Brazil to boost military presence to protect Amazon
Raw Story - Brazil will boost its military presence in the Amazon region
to protect its huge natural resources from any external threat, Defense
Minister Celso Amorim told the Senate. “The commitment to the defense of
the Amazon is fundamental. Navy, Air Force, all services will boost
their presence in the Amazon in the next few years,” he said without
giving further details.
Labor rallies: May Day celebrations around the world (LIVE UPDATES)
RT May 1, 2012.
YouTube: Lebanon seizes 150 tons of Libyan arms en route to Syrian
RT - As the violence in Syria continues unabated, neighbouring Lebanon
has seized a shipment of smuggled weapons, destined for Syrian rebels.
The sea-bound cache apparently came from Libya, which is backing the
opponents of President Assad. Franklin Lamb, director of the NGO,
Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace talks to RT. He thinks the
latest arms smuggling effort was an attempt at regime change.
The hunt for Kony: US troops chill out in the bush
RT - Six months ago the US sent an elite unit to hunt down guerrilla
leader Joseph Kony. They've not met Kony’s forces yet – they mostly stay
holed up in their camps. But they are trying their best to collect local
rumors that could help Ugandan troops. The 100 American troops on
location rarely leave the safety of their camps, which are shielded by
barbed wire and surveillance systems. They already have five such
heavily-guarded camps in the region – in South Sudan, Congo, the Central
African Republic, and two in Uganda.
Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Disruption of Status Quo May 1
Bloomberg - Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a
spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a
general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have
sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and
Sydney, among hundreds of cities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Google 'aware of data scoop'
Google's harvesting of emails, passwords and other sensitive personal
information from unsuspecting households in Australia and around the
world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer, as the
company long maintained, but a program that supervisors knew about,
according to new details from the full text of a regulatory report.
Australian tycoon to build Titanic 2.0: Who will dare to buy a ticket?
RT - One of Australia’s richest men has unveiled plans to launch a
Titanic replica in 2016 and promised the ship won’t repeat the fate of
her predecessor. Clive Palmer is not obsessed with prejudices but will
he find passengers free from superstitions?
No treatment for smokers or the obese: Doctors back measures to deny
procedures for those with unhealthier lifestyles
Daily Mail - More than half of doctors across the UK have backed
controversial measures to withhold treatment to smokers and the obese.
According to a new survey around 54 per cent of those who took part said
the NHS should have the right to deny non-emergency treatments to those
who fail to lose weight or kick their smoking habits.
Amazing Photos Show What the World Really Eats
Anthony Gucciardi - What do you and your family eat each week? You may
be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively
‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the
United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of
their nutritional program, families from nations like Bhutan survive off
of traditional base food items like vegetables and grains. It is easy to
see why disease rates are skyrocketing in many developed countries,
where nutrition is not held to a very high regard.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
White House: U.S. drone killings legal to combat threats
Reuters - The U.S. campaign of drone strikes to kill militants
in other countries is legal under international law, President
Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser insisted on Monday in a
rare public admission and justification of the controversial
tactic. John Brennan's speech, on the eve of the one-year
anniversary of the U.S. killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin
Laden in a raid in Pakistan, was remarkable in that U.S.
officials in public rarely discuss the drone program, which has
for years been considered a covert CIA operation.
VIDEO: Officials Fear Terrorists With Body Bombs on US-Bound
ABC News - With the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death
looming, American and European authorities told ABC News today
that they fear al Qaeda may soon try to explode U.S.-bound
aircraft with explosives hidden inside the bodies of terrorists.
As a result, security at several airports in the U.K. and
elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East has been substantially
stepped up, with a focus on U.S. carriers.
Ex-CIA official says tapes destroyed to prevent al Qaeda
Reuters - Jose Rodriguez said it took a "few hours" to destroy
92 videotapes showing his CIA colleagues using harsh
interrogation techniques - including waterboarding - on al Qaeda
leaders such as September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
But the former director of the CIA's National Clandestine
Service told Reuters on Monday that he ordered the tapes
destroyed to protect his colleagues from possible retaliation by
Banks Get White Powder Envelopes, but Tests Show They're
ABC News - Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent
through the mail to at least seven locations in Manhattan,
primarily Wells Fargo banks, police officials said. "This is a
reminder that you are not in control," said a message that
arrived with the envelopes. "Just in case you needed some
incentive to stop working we have a little surprise for you.
Think fast you have seconds."
VIDEO: RFK assassination witness tells CNN: There was a second
CNN - As a federal court prepares to rule on a challenge to
Sirhan Sirhan's conviction in the Robert F. Kennedy
assassination, a long overlooked witness to the murder is
telling her story: She heard two guns firing during the 1968
shooting and authorities altered her account of the crime.
YouTube: Pills for war thrills: 110k US troops on prescribed
RT - Thousands of US soldiers are going into battle fueled by
all sorts of prescription medications, be they amphetamines,
antidepressants, sedatives or others. Largely unmonitored
consumption of drugs can lead to aberrant behavior and mental
disorders. Over 110,000 American service personnel took
prescribed medications in 2011 to battle through everyday
Lockheed Martin strike to make F-35 even more expensive
RT - When all is said and done, the cost of the United States'
F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross
domestic product of Spain. But will it be worth the decades of
research and $1.5 trillion price tag? Even with the Pentagon
expecting to take another seven years to complete a working
fleet of the fighter jets, the status of the program has already
spawned reviews that include words like “calamity” and “huge
disappointment.” Now things come very soon be getting even
costlier as the thousands of workers responsible for the
aircraft have walked off the job.
Ocean to auction block: Real Bond villain stealth ship yours for
The Sea Shadow is a unique top-secret stealth ship that cost the
US government $195 million. Now, you can buy it in an online
auction for $100,000. But you won’t be able to take it for a
spin – the ship is to be broken down into scrap metal.
Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I
NY Times - THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal
terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A
would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the
Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles
at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and
a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the
Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts. But all
these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover
agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy
missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and
rudimentary training. Suspects naïvely played their parts until
they were arrested.
Milwaukee Red Cross Prepared for Evacuees if NATO Summit
TMJ 4 News - Spokeswoman Barbara Behling told Newsradio 620
WTMJ's Jay Sorgi that if an incident happens during the NATO
summit that leads to an evacuation of at least part of the city
of Chicago, Milwaukee's Red Cross will be ready with beds, food
and doctors ready for evacuees. "It's like any situation where
there would be an evacuation," said Behling. She says they
prepare often to take people in from the Chicago area if a
disaster happens there.
VIDEO: Rise of the Global Police State
Activist Post - The data being collected by the NSA, FBI and DHS
is being converted to technological weapons against the American
public. This surveillance will undoubtedly be used as criminal
evidence for trial. The inception of the NSA-GCHQ ECHELON system
with the immensely profitable Surveillance Industrial Complex
has become a technologically advanced interception system, as
journalist Nicky Hager predicted in 1996.
Why Hasn't the Revolution Already Happened?
Activist Post - Calls to embrace civil resistance and to depose
the tyrants who hold mankind in a state of slavery are largely
ignored. Why? As the tremors of change fill the air and shake
the ground with increasing regularity, human reactions seem
increasingly polarised. One set of responses is to hunker down,
avert the eyes, close the ears and try to pretend that
everything's pretty much okay. Another is to express increasing
alarm and increasing fear about where it is all leading: the
“Did you see? Did you read? Did you hear?” syndrome. It is to
all our misfortunes that that these two reactions to the current
state of play on our planet remain the predominant response.
Human Colony Collapse Disorder: The Top 10 Countdown To Our Own
Activist Post - Misdirected environmentalism continues to paint
humanity as the enemy of itself simply through the natural
exhalation of carbon dioxide. However, there are many other more
demonstrable ways indicating that humanity is not heading toward
a flourishing, healthy future.
City of Las Cruces Shuts Off Water, Sewer for Photo Ticket
thenewspaper.com - With more and more vehicle owners simply
deciding refuse to pay red light camera and speed camera
tickets, private, for-profit companies and municipalities are
growing increasingly desperate. America's second-largest city
shut down its photo ticketing program last year largely because
residents who could not afford the $500 citations did not pay
them. On Monday, Las Cruces, New Mexico announced it would shut
off the utilities of city residents who refused to pay Redflex
Traffic Systems, the Australian company that owns and operates
Pair of 5.8 Earthquakes Strike Near Fukushima
Lalate News - A Japan earthquake today 2012 has struck near
Fukushima. The coast of Honshu, Japan was the scene of two
strong earthquakes today April 30, 2012. No reports of injuries
have yet to be detailed by local news. Honshu earthquake
activity has continued this year, seemingly uninterrupted. But
today, two quakes struck the region, both registering 5.8
magnitude, USGS reports to news.
YouTube: Japan 'Cloud' Update - Petro-Chem or Radioactive = West
Coast Arrival Now
dutchsinse - Whether it is a petro-chemical cloud or a cloud of
vaporized barrels of depleted Uranium... its now on the doorstep
of the northwest coast of North America.
Related article/video here.
Canadians Track Japanese Tsunami Debris, But Won't
Systematically Test Salmon for Radiation
straight.com - Earlier this month, Straight reporter Carlito
Pablo wrote an article noting that the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency has no plans to systematically test next year's wild
salmon for radioactivity. These fish travel through the same
waters as the flotsam and jetsam coming from Japan, where a
devastating nuclear accident crippled the Fukushima power plant.
VIDEO: Economy Face Off: Ron Paul vs Paul Krugman
April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Nobel-prize winning economist Paul
Krugman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul talk
about inflation, monetary policy and the role of the Federal
Reserve. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart."
Ron & Rand Paul to Hold Major Tea Party Rally in Austin, Texas
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron
Paul announced today that he and his son, U.S. Senator Rand Paul
of Kentucky, will hold a major tea party rally in Austin, Texas.
The rally, which is free and open to the public, will take place
on the South Steps of the Texas State Capitol on Sunday, May 6th
beginning at 2:00 p.m. To RSVP for the event, please see below.
UPDATE: Let’s Win Arkansas: Anonymous Donor Pledges $2500!
Daily Paul - Great news: I have a guarantee of $2,500 to use for
SB mailings in Arkansas. The money kicks in WHEN we match it. My
donors are FIRED-UP by our results in LA. Let’s show them what
we can do and match their funds quickly. More could be coming!!
Romney's Former Lt. Governor Loses Delegate Bid In Massachusetts
buzzfeed.com - Mitt Romney's former Lieutenant Governor, Kerry
Healey, lost her delegate bid to a Ron Paul supporter at the
Massachusetts Republican convention Saturday, an alarming sign
about Romney's organization in his old home state. With the
nomination in hand, Romney had put together a slate of Mass.
delegates to represent him at the Republican National Convention
in Tampa — but a surge of libertarian activists at the
convention resulted in the defeat of many of Romney's picks.
More than half of the 27 delegate slots went to Paul supporters,
the Globe reports. One of the casualties was Healey, who remains
a top Romney supporter.
Ron Paul quote from the Wisconsin rally
YouTube: Ron Paul Sweeps Louisiana - Interview With Doug Wead -
The Robert Scott Bell Show
Actually, Ron Paul Is Secretly Winning A Lot More Delegates Than
You Think "Mitt Romney may have all but locked up the Republican
nomination with his victories in the East Coast primaries this
week, but Ron Paul and his army of acolytes aren't ready to give
up the fight just yet." The fun is just beginning! Doug Wead
returns to The RSB Show to reveal all the news that the old
media will not!
YouTube: RNC/DNC Cities Will be Police States
RT - The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are
still about seven plus months away, but the cities are already
gearing up for the crowds, each working with a $50 million
federal grant for security. While there are usually protests at
the conventions, this year just might be a lot bigger thanks to
the Occupy movement. But is turning the cities into mini police
states really the best way to prepare for the crowds? AlterNet's
Rania Khalek discusses.
VIDEO: Anti-Fluoride Activist Runs for Austin City Council
Infowars - Alex talks with Laura Pressley, PhD., in-studio.
Laura is running for Austin City Council. She is the co-founder
of an Austin, Texas based company that provides clean, pure,
fluoride-free and chemical-free drinking water. Pressley worked
in the semiconductor industry and has been involved in a number
of volunteer activities, including serving on several Austin
YouTube: Steve Forbes on Ron Paul's Monetary Policy
C-Span - Steve Forbes says other candidates should listen to Ron
Paul monetary policy.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
May Day eve quickly turns ugly in San Francisco
Atlantic Wire - Various witness accounts say a group of between
50 and 100 people moved down Valencia St. smashing windows,
throwing paint balls, and even attacking an unsuspecting police
station. The cops were apparently not prepared to make mass
arrests and were slow to respond to the chaos, though it quickly
'Occupy' Promises 'Biggest Shut Down The City Of New York Has
Ever Seen,' Blockade Of San Fran
CNS News - “If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge
declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in
solidarity with these striking workers and the international
call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of
capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation
District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of
pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of
transportation from Marin to San Francisco,” went the statement
on the website
May Day’s Radical History: What Occupy Is Fighting for This May
Alter Net - Occupy actions planned on May Day are tied to the
generations-long movement for the eight-hour day, to immigrant
workers, to police brutality and repression of the labor
What is America’s Economic Breaking Point?
Mac Slavo - If there exists a single factor that can put enough
pressure on the whole of the American economy and force it to
crumble under its own weight, it’s the price the average
American pays for gas. Extreme up-side gas price swings have
preceded seven of the last eight American recessions, most
recently in the summer of 2008 when drivers were forced to pay
an all time high in excess of $4.50 per gallon at the pumps.
What followed this spike – caused in part by tightening
supplies, rising demand, easy money and a health dose of
financial propaganda – was nothing short of the most severe
financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression.
What Do California And Detroit Have In Common?
The American Dream - When most people think of the economic
decline that is happening in America, most of them think of
states like California and cities like Detroit. In both cases,
unemployment is rampant, government finances are a mess, and
businesses and families are both leaving in droves.
Lawsuit for ALL Homeowners against the Fraud Of Banks and Money
Laundering has begun! Every single homeowner has a right to
start one themselves too! This is a Class Action!
Spire Law Group, LLP -- on behalf of home owners across the
Country -- has filed a mass tort action in the Supreme Court of
New York. The case further alleges that through these obscure
foreign companies, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo
Bank, Citibank, Citigroup, One West Bank, and numerous other
federally chartered banks stole hundreds of millions of dollars
of home owners' money during the last decade and then laundered
it through offshore companies. All United States home owners may
have the right to bring a lawsuit of this kind if they paid
money to a national bank servicer during the years 2003 through
VIDEO: Foreclosed Homes Destroyed By Previous Owners
Huffington Post - WTEV reports on a foreclosed mansion in
Jacksonville, Fla. in which the previous owners have apparently
ripped out the home's cabinets, light fixtures and appliances.
With millions of Americans still facing foreclosure, the
phenomenon of homeowners ransacking their houses on their way
out may only continue. In Florida, one in every 336 housing
units received a foreclosure filing in March, according to
Radioactive kelp is California’s “most under-reported story”
LA Daily News - Fish eat kelp; so do small crustaceans near the
bottom of the food chain that themselves are later consumed by
larger fish that sometimes become food for humans. The
largely-neglected news story is that it's been somewhat
radioactive off-and-on for months and it concentrates Iodine 131
isotopes at levels 10,000 times higher than what's in the
surrounding water. Despite absorbing radioactive iodine
isotopes, the California kelp is still not "hot" enough to
endanger diners -- at least so far as is now known. But lobsters
and some species of fish like mullet concentrate and retain
radioactivity, which would increase with any newly "hot"
Tons of Suspected Japan Tsunami Debris Wash Ashore in Alaska
KTUU-TV - Tons of debris suspected to have washed into the
Pacific Ocean during the March 2011 Japan tsunami, are showing
up on Alaska's coastline. On Kayak Island, roughly 60 miles
southeast of Cordova, hundreds of buoys, thousands of bottles,
countless fuel cans, shoes, chunks of building insulation, and
other household items litter the beach for miles. It's even
worse on Montague Island, according to Chris Pallister,
president of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, a non-profit group which
cleans up beaches each spring and summer.
YouTube: Why Nuclear Power Plants are a bad idea
ARNIE GUNDERSEN, Nuclear Expert: The way to shut a [nuclear
plant] down is to be a capitalist. The price of these things is
so astronomical that Wall Street won’t buy them. If we can stop
the federal subsidies we can stop the new nukes. The way to stop
this process is to think like a capitalist.
Ion, hologram, and magnetic bracelets - Don't waste your money!
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) It seems every mall across America
has a stand with some young salesmen trying to sell a colorful
bracelet that supposedly has an "ionic charge" or "magnetic
hologram" that will give you better balance, healing, pain
relief or whatever they may claim. These salesmen demonstrate to
the consumer a weakness of theirs, usually balance or strength,
then will have the consumer put on the bracelet and perform the
same test. Magic! Suddenly balance is 100 percent and strength
is through the roof! Sadly this is not the truth. Although these
fancy bracelets are worn by celebrities and athletes, they have
no effect on your body, unless you believe they do.
The Hidden Reason You Get Flabby (Not Calories or Lack of
Diet myths abound in the health industry, but one of the biggest
myths of all is the idea that a calorie is a calorie, no matter
where you get it from, or what the chemical or nutritional
makeup of it is.... Now, a new video, the “Skinny on Obesity”,
presents a chilling awakening on weight, weight gain, and
chronic diseases like dementia, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty
liver disease.... Your body actually treats sugar in the same
way it treats alcohol and other toxins. This is in large part
how sugars can damage your liver and other organs, and why Dr.
Lustig refers to sugar as a toxin.
Pharma, Utilities and Big Ag Lead Lobbying in 2012
OpenSecrets.org - Pharmaceuticals, utilities and big agriculture
have led the lobbying charge so far this year, according to
preliminary figures from latest lobbying disclosures. The
pharmaceutical industry as a whole spent $69.6 million on
lobbying in the first three months alone, while electrical
utilities spent $43.3 million. The agricultural services
industry - which includes heavy hitters like Monsanto, the
American Farm Bureau and Archer Daniels Midland - spent far
less, only about $12.9 million, but that represented a 48
percent increase over its lobbying in the final three months of
Use raw honey for health, skin, hair, and more
(NaturalNews) Raw honey is more than just a natural sweetener.
Honey has a variety of uses in your beauty regimen and for
medicinal purposes. Raw honey, which is not pasteurized or
refined, can be especially useful because of its nutritional
properties. Although you may have heard about the benefits of
raw honey, you might be surprised at some of the creative ways
it can be used.
Six natural remedies for acid reflux
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn, is caused
when digestive acids flow up from the stomach and into the
esophagus. The esophagus, located in the heart region of the
chest, becomes irritated with a burning sensation. There are
lesser known symptoms other than heartburn for acid reflux as
well: gas, bloating, flatulence and even apparently unrelated
symptoms such as chronic dry coughing, sour or bitter mouth
between meals, trouble swallowing, hoarseness, and wheezing....
Over the counter (OTC) or prescribed medications lead to other
problems, of course. So here are a few suggestions for natural
The anti-aging effects of cucumbers
(NaturalNews) Cucumbers are in the same botanical family as
melons and squashes. They are considered one of the absolute
best foods for the health of the skin, joints, liver, and
kidneys. They are also a natural energy tonic with their rich
array of phytonutrients and electrolytes. Cucumbers are loaded
with the mineral silica, which is an essential component for
healthy connective tissue (muscles, ligaments, cartilage, bone,
& skin). It is also full of ionic potassium, magnesium, and
vitamin C which give it a powerful alkalizing effect within the
body. Additionally, cucumbers are particularly rich in fluids
that hydrate the skin, joints, and tissues.
Alternative treatments dissolve cataracts, prevent their return,
and help to avoid surgery
(NaturalNews) Surgery is usually the only option offered by
conventional medicine to people with cataracts; however, there
are alternative treatments that may dissolve cataracts
preventing their return.
Is the Fiberglass in Your Attic or Walls Causing Cancer?
Dr. Mercola - Fiberglass, also known as fibrous glass or glass
wool, is a man-made fiber used to insulate homes, furnace
filters, pipes, appliances and more; it’s also used for sound
control in airplanes and automobiles, and in certain curtains,
roofing material and plastics.
Borg Tea Party Voted to Kill Fourth
Kurt Nimmo - Last week’s passage of CISPA in the House was
helped along by the so-called House Tea Party Caucus. In
reality, this caucus is nothing more than a gaggle of
state-worshiping and war-mongering Republicans who hate the
Constitution as much as their colleagues in crime on the other
side of the aisle hate it, but for different
reasons....According to math completed by Patrick Cahalan, “88%
of the overall GOP members (casting a vote) voted yea, 23% of
the Dems (casting a vote) voted yea, and 71% of the Tea Party
(casting a vote) voted yea (Paul and Pence didn’t cast a vote).”
Profiled By The TSA? There's An App For That
The mobile app is called FlyRights. Travelers who suspect they
have been profiled take out their smartphone, tap a finger on
the app and answer about a dozen questions. Then they hit
"submit" and an official complaint is filed immediately with the
Transportation Security Administration. The app is the work of
civil rights groups led by The Sikh Coalition. Amardeep Singh,
co-founder of the Coalition, says the idea came from Sikh
entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley who felt they were being stopped
unfairly at airports, too often.... The app has already been
tested with the TSA. Amardeep hopes the app will encourage more
people to file complaints so that there is more accurate data on
Your card details are 'stolen out of thin air': Information
could be 'robbed by radiowave' thanks to new contactless
Daily Mail - Millions of credit and debit card users could be
‘robbed by radiowave’ because of new contactless technology
being brought in by banks. Almost 20million shoppers are now
able to buy goods by simply waving their card in front of a
reader at the tills, even if it is still in a wallet or a purse.
But industry experts have warned that the information emitted by
the cards can be stolen by fraudsters using handheld receptors
that cost as little as £7 on the internet.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
FDA refuses to ban antibiotics in livestock, resorts to
voluntary phase out that will be ignored by industry
(NaturalNews) In a desperate attempt to avoid implementing an
actual ban on the non-therapeutic use of antibiotic drugs in
factory animal feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has once again made it abundantly clear that it favors corporate
interests over public health. In a recent announcement, the FDA
publicly petitioned the factory food industry to voluntarily
stop using antibiotics, claiming that this hands-off,
non-regulatory approach will somehow be more effective at
curbing antibiotic overuse than a mandatory ban would be.
Where are raw milk sales still legal in the USA?
(NaturalNews) More and more health conscious consumers are
becoming aware of the value of raw milk and raw milk products in
lieu of pasteurized milk and milk products. As a matter of fact,
pasteurized milk products lack nutrition and are dangerous,
while raw milk handled with care is a very healthy food.
Climate craziness of the week – global warming blamed for
increase In Major League home runs
wattsupwiththat.com - We’d normally save this sort of thing for
McCarve’d Up (which will be back next week after being
pre-empted for NFL draft coverage) but Tim McCarver said one of
the stupidest things ever spoken on a television broadcast
today, blaming global warming for “making the air thin” and thus
leading to a rise in home runs.