in History - Friday - November 30, 2012
1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles
in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.
1804 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of
political bias. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.
1838 - Three days after the French occupation of Vera Cruz Mexico
declared war on France.
1853 - During the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed
the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope.
1936 - London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. The
structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.
1939 - The Russo-Finnish War began when 20 divisions of Soviet troops
1949 - Chinese Communists captured Chungking.
1954 - In Sylacauga, AL, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite
crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8½-pounds.
1966 - The former British colony of Barbados became independent.
1967 - Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announced their engagement.
1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears'
Brian Piccolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.
1981 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva that
were aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.
1986 - "Time" magazine published an interview with U.S. President
Reagan. In the article, Reagan described fired national security staffer
Oliver North as a "national hero."
1989 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat was refused a visa to enter the United
States in order to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill
required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background
checks of prospective buyers.
1995 - President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit
1998 - The Deutsche Bank AG announced that it would acquire Bankers
Trust Corp. for $10.1 billion creating the world's largest financial
2001 - In Seattle, WA, Gary Leon Ridgeway was arrested for four of the
Green River serial killings. He was pled innocent on December 18, 2001.
2004 - In Stockholm, Sweden, the Carl Larsson painting "Boenskoerd"
("Bean Harvest") was sold at auction for $730,000. The work had been in
a private collection for more than a century. The Larsson work "Vid
Kattegatt" ("By Kattegatt") sold for $640,000 at the same auction.
VIDEO: 'New Palestine status to help move peace talks forward’ -
Russia’s UN envoy
RT - UN move to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status is a strong
gesture of support to the Palestinians which could help end the
stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia’s UN Ambassador
Vitaly Churkin told RT.
Egypt approves new constitution
Press TV - Egypt’s Constituent Assembly has approved the final draft of
the country’s first constitution after the ouster of autocratic ruler
Hosni Mubarak.... The final draft will be sent to President Mohamed
Morsi for approval on Friday, who is expected to submit it for a popular
referendum.... The panel upheld Islamic principles as the main source of
legislation in the country. “Islam is the state religion, and the Arabic
language is its official language. The principles of Islamic sharia are
the main source of legislation,” an agreed clause read.
VIDEO: Brace yourselves: Arab Winter is coming (Op-Ed)
RT - Egypt is erupting once again. Syria is in flames. Libya is broken
and leaderless and Tunisia’s ‘new’ government is struggling to reinvent
its country. Protests are once again the order of the day. Is this proof
the Arab Spring has failed? Rarely do ‘revolutions’ fade away unnoticed.
But what is unfolding across the Arab world is nothing short of a
disaster. Hope for real change has been violently replaced with despair
Germany gives green light to €44bn package to Greece
RT - Germany’s lawmakers have agreed to forgive some of its loans to
Greece. Fears that the country’s default would hurt the whole EU bloc
overshadowed an almost a €17bn price tag for Germany.... This money will
come out of the pockets of German taxpayers, which could become toxic
for the current Chancellor in her election bid.
VIDEO: UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood
RT - The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’
diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state,” thus implicitly
recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition
from the US and Israel. Addressing the General Assembly on Thursday
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the historic vote was the last
chance to save the two-state solution. He also told the meeting that it
“is being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine.”
NAM freshly backs Iran nuclear energy program
Press TV - The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has reaffirmed its support for
Iran’s nuclear energy program in a statement read out to the UN nuclear
watchdog’s Board of Governors.... The movement noted that the ongoing
Western-led dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program needs to be
resolved diplomatically and within the framework of the IAEA. The
movement noted that every nation is entitled to use nuclear technology
for peaceful purposes.
Syria shuts off internet access across the country
Guardian - Syrian officials shut down nationwide internet access on
Thursday and closed Damascus airport as rebels mounted offensives nearby
and tried to advance on the capital from four directions. Phone networks
were also crippled in much of the country, causing fear and confusion on
both sides and fuelling claims that a new rebel push was gaining
EU rejects French report linking GM maize to cancer
france24.com - The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected
Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to
cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards."
"Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Seralini et
al. mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards," the European
Food Safety Authority said in a statement. "Consequently it is not
possible to draw valid conclusions about the occurrence of tumours in
the rats tested," the agency said.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Proposed Senate sanctions against Iran target country’s media
Press TV - The new sanctions, introduced by two U.S. senators,
will blacklist the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)
and its head. The new measures will also block all the IRIB
assets and prevent others from doing business with it. Critics
say the new measures clearly violate the principles of the
freedom of speech.
US vows to boost Israel’s Iron Dome
Press TV - The US defense chief has vowed to continue enhancing
the Israeli regime’s so-called Iron Dome missile shield which
proved ineffective in face of Palestinians’ retaliatory rocket
in the recent war on the Gaza Strip.
Nuclear Christmas, false flag in America to blame on Iran
Press TV - This scenario was the basis of the television show
“Jericho” several years ago. However, this time there are real
culprits and real motivations, both the overthrow of the
government of the United States and the naming of Iran as a
“scapegoat.” The plot has been tracked to groups within the
Pentagon, several government agencies and wealthy and powerful
extremist backers of Netanyahu and, in particular, the “Gulf
Cartel” operating from Mexico that has penetrated nearly all
levels of government, law enforcement and the military across
the country. Using surprisingly direct language, President Obama
has officially confirmed this conspiracy.
Senate debate on indefinite detention; Feinstein amendment
passes 67-29, but...
Daily Paul - The Senate finished debating the Feinstein
amendment on indefinite detention. The amendment passed 67-29;
however, many Senators, including McCain and Graham, voted for
the amendment because they made the argument that the amendment
authorizes indefinite detention.
VIDEO: McCain, Lévy Openly Conspire Against World Peace
Activist Post - A recent event held by the Neo-Conservative
Foreign Policy Initiative, featured a "conversation" with
Senator John McCain and self-proclaimed "philosopher"
Bernard-Henri Lévy. Both men played a pivotal role in arranging
and promoting the arming, funding, and diplomatic recognition of
terrorists in Libya who have now overrun much of the country,
committed wide-scale atrocities, and have left a US Ambassador
dead and a US consulate burnt to the ground. Despite this, they
now openly seek to repeat their "success" in Syria.
Corporate Media Uses False Graph to Sell Iran Nuke Threat
Activist Post - A diagram recently "leaked" was breathlessly
stated by The Associated Press as an indication that Iran is
working on the development of a nuclear weapon that would be
triple the size of what was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
Fortunately, before this claim could even get off the ground, it
has been shot down as a "million-fold error" by researchers at
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. According to them, it is
nothing short of "slipshod analysis" or an "amateurish hoax."
And this is coming from the very same group of scientists that
developed atomic weapons as part of The Manhattan Project.
Judicial Watch Obtains Records Detailing Assassination of U.S.
Born Terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi by a U.S. Drone
Judicialwatch.org - The heavily redacted documents received in
response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by
Judicial Watch on September 30, 2011, confirm the killing of al-Aulaqi
and show that the known terrorist had been in custody. The
following are highlights from the records...
Six years, tens of millions of dollars and Philadelphia’s fusion
center still isn’t operational
Activist Post - After six years and tens of millions of dollars
already sunk into the project, a fusion center in South
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is still not even to the point of
being declared “operational.”
California Marijuana Decriminalization Drops Youth Crime Rate To
Record Low: Study
Huffington Post - Between 2010 and 2011, California experienced
a drastic 20 percent decrease in juvenile crime--bringing the
underage crime rate to the lowest level since the state started
keeping records in 1954. According to a recently released study,
much of that improvement can be credited to the
decriminalization of marijuana.
Illinois Senate Defeats Governor’s Sneaky Attempt to Ban Assault
Kurt Nimmo - In Obama’s home state, Illinois, governor Pat Quinn
attempted to circumvent the legislature and impose an assault
weapons ban on Wednesday. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, a
Republican from Okawville, led an override that defeated the
governor. “Today is a good day for the Second Amendment in
Illinois. We have scored a victory against short-sighted Chicago
anti-gun policies,” Luechtefeld said, the Illinois Review
reported on Wednesday. “The Governor overstepped his reach when
he decided to rewrite this Senate bill and impose an assault
weapons ban without the measure first being heard by the
Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich take on White House over legality
of drone strikes
Daily Caller - If passed by Congress, their “resolution of
inquiry” would require Attorney General Eric Holder to “transmit
to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the
date of the adoption of this resolution, any documents and legal
memoranda in the Attorney General’s possession relating to the
practice of targeted killing of United States citizens and
VIDEO: Rand Paul's Right-to-Trial Speech 11/28/12
Daily Paul - On the Senate floor in support of Feinstein-Lee
Amendment to NDAA 2013.
YouTube: Rep. John Duncan Jr, Pays Tribute to Ron Paul on House
Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. hailed his friend Ron Paul as a
defender of the Constitution and freedom in a retirement tribute
on the floor of the House on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
VIDEO: Ron Paul’s exit interview with the Washington Post
Washington Post - Wed Nov 28 2012 - The retiring congressman
gives his list of the most damaging special interests in
Washington and explains why he didn’t run as an independent for
president in 2012.
VIDEO: 9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Names, Connections Details
Daily Paul - What an actual investigation into the events of
9-11 would look like. This is one of the most compelling videos
I have seen, even addressing an issue that I have brought up
repeatedly: Destroying evidence from a crime scene is a crime,
and we all watched that crime scene get dismantled before the
NYPD officer photographed giving boots to barefoot homeless man
melts icy hearts online
Yahoo! News - On Nov.14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo, who was
on counterterrorism duty in Times Square, saw the older homeless
man without shoes sitting on 42nd Street. DePrimo, 25, left and
then returned with a pair of $100 boots he bought at a nearby
Skechers store. "It was freezing out, and you could see the
blisters on the man's feet," DePrimo, a three-year veteran of
the department who lives with his parents on Long Island, told
the New York Times. "I had two pairs of socks, and I was still
VIDEO: 'First Amendment Cop’ Becomes Internet Icon
Paul Joseph Watson - Sheriff Stan Lenic, the cop who stood up
for the First Amendment by refusing to impede the free speech
rights of activists at Albany International Airport, has become
an Internet icon, with messages of support flooding in to the
Albany County Sheriff’s Office and Lenic being honored with a
commendation.... “That’s a little overwhelming. I mean, I was
doing my job I felt I was doing the right thing protecting
people’s First Amendment rights,” Lenic told NewsChannel 13.
McConnell 'Burst Into Laughter' as Geithner Outlined Obama's
weeklystandard.com - Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican
leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury
Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for
averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass
Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his
one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending
cuts.... Geithner suggested $1.6 trillion in tax increases,
McConnell says, but showed “minimal or no interest” in spending
US starts $10bn nuke upgrade despite budget cuts
Press TV - The Pentagon is facing its worst cash crunch in more
than a decade, with potential cuts of up to a half-trillion
dollars over the next decade if Congress doesn’t act soon. Yet
the U.S. military still somehow found the money on Tuesday to
put down a payment on a $10 billion upgrade of its nuclear
weapons in Europe. The $178 million, three-year contract with
Boeing is for a prototype “tail kit” for the B61 nuclear weapon.
The fins and control systems will be similar to the ones on
today’s conventional, GPS-guided bombs, potentially making this
enhanced version of the B61 the most accurate weapon of mass
NYC fast food restaurants in historic strike
Press TV - Fast food workers across New York City hit the
streets Thursday in a strike against the $200 billion fast food
industry, which workers charge pays wages so low that many
struggle to meet their basic needs The workers who are employed
within one of the world's most expensive cities and work in
several restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King,
Wendy’s, Domino’s and Taco Bell, have been organizing with
groups such as Fast Food Forward and many other organizations to
fight for livable wages and for the right to unionize.
‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Put Millions of Taxpayers Into ‘AMT Shock’
CNBC News - One of the key questions lurking in the "fiscal
cliff" talks — though well below the public's radar — is what
happens to the alternative minimum tax, or AMT. Implemented in
1969 to make sure upper-income Americans pay their share of
taxes, the AMT has increasingly snared more middle-income
Americans over the years because it was never indexed for
State lawmaker says “dissolving Detroit” should be an option
michiganradio.org - Detroit is at a political impasse that could
lead to a financial collapse next month. Now, one state
legislator is saying Lansing should consider “all its
options”—including possibly dissolving the city as a
municipality. The idea of dissolving Detroit—and effectively
merging it with Wayne County—has popped up occasionally in some
business and political circles recently. But mid-Michigan
senator Rick Jones is the first official to publicly discuss
that as an option.
VIDEO: Hostess Executive Bonuses: Judge approves Hostess bonus
payout plan; 19 Hostess senior executives in line for up to
$1.8M in bonuses
Huffington Post - The company says the incentive pay is needed
to retain the 19 corporate officers and "high-level managers"
during the liquidation process, which could take about a year.
Two of those executives would be eligible for additional rewards
depending on how efficiently they carry out the liquidation. The
bonuses would be in addition to their regular pay.... The
bonuses do not include pay for CEO Gregory Rayburn, who was
brought on as a restructuring expert earlier this year. Rayburn
is being paid $125,000 a month.
Is The End Near For Mortgage-Interest Deductions?
Consumerist - One of the benefits to homeownership has long been
the ability to deduct any interest paid on your mortgage on your
federal tax return. But with the so-called fiscal cliff looming
in the new year, some folks in Washington are considering
putting the deduction on the chopping block — or at least on a
diet.... The White House-appointed Simpson-Bowles fiscal
commission has already suggested capping the mortgage amount at
$500,000 (it’s currently $1 million) and not allowing taxpayers
to deduct interest payments for mortgages on second homes or
equity lines of credit. Some say the interest deductions are a
luxury that mostly benefit wealthy homeowners with large
Government Documents Link Global Warming to Advanced Military
Climate Modification Technology
Intel Hub - It’s unacceptable that the UN/IPCC continue to push
CO2 as the cause for climate change but refuse to acknowledge
the military has been actively engaged in Climate Warming
Weapons Technologies for more than twenty 20 years.... This set
of documents from 1966 reveals a network of government agencies
in perpetual and secret collaboration with each other and the
military to Modify the Global climate.
Heal autism, depression and autoimmune disorders with a GAPS
(NaturalNews) The Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) is not
for the faint of heart. It requires patience and dedication, not
to mention time -- up to three years. But for those suffering
from asthma, food intolerance and allergy, developmental delays,
depression or a spectrum of digestive disorders, it can be a
miracle. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, creator of the diet,
believes that all disease begins with a compromised gut and if
the digestive tract is healed, so is health.
Baby can suffer if mom has low vitamin C intake during pregnancy
(NaturalNews) University of Copenhagen scientists have found
that maternal vitamin C deficiency can have significant effects
on the baby's brain development, which cannot be corrected with
after birth vitamin C supplementation. This new research brings
further evidence that the mother's diet is crucial in shaping
the health of her offspring.
Study finds in Lou Gehrig's disease that hope is associated with
willingness to follow nutrient-dense diet
(NaturalNews) A new research study published in the journal
Frontiers in Psychology sheds light on the relationships between
hate, resentment and hope in persons afflicted with Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease"). The
relationship of these factors to willingness to extend longevity
through nutritional self-care was also examined. ALS is a
progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons
Files reveal FDA took 684 days to issue warning to deadly
(NaturalNews) According to recently uncovered documents, the New
England Compounding Center (NECC) sent a letter to the FDA back
in 2007 reprimanding the agency for taking nearly two years to
follow up with inspections that first began back in 1999, and
were later re-initiated in 2004. According to the letter, the
FDA failed to both clarify and address any of the issues it had
with NECC and its products in a timely manner.
Statin Drugs Linked To Worsening Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
Green Med Info - New research flies in the face of a new theory
that statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol, may be of value in
those suffering from osteoarthritis. To the contrary, statin
drugs are likely contributing to the epidemic of knee
osteoarthritis in exposed populations.
VIDEO: Morgellons Syndrome And What You Can Do About It
Activist Post - As many of us now know, a vast amount of
airplanes are currently spraying most of the Earth’s population
with aluminum, barium, strontium, etc. Less discussed components
of the spray programs include lab-created synthetic life-forms
and other biological materials such as red blood cells, fungus,
and self-replicating nano-fibers. Massive and diverse
geo-engineering operations are indeed occurring. Moreover, a
peculiar syndrome called Morgellons has emerged and has now been
linked to these eugenics/transhumanist operations.
Your Couch May Be Killing You
motherjones.com - A new study in the journal Environmental
Science and Technology found that 85 percent of the sofas
researchers tested contained flame-retardant chemicals that have
been identified as carcinogens and potential neurotoxins. The
stats were even worse for newer couches—those made after 2005:
93 percent of those contained chemicals that were either
confirmed toxic or had not yet been tested adequately enough to
know if they pose a risk. The chemicals accounted for as much as
11 percent of the weight of the foam in the cushions, they
Privacy up for vote: Senate considers new electronic
RT - Members of the US Senate are expected to vote this week on
a bill that would finally require law enforcement to obtain a
warrant before accessing personal emails and other digital
messages stored on the cloud.
in History - Thursday - November 29, 2012
1864 - The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led
by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and
Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to
1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy
football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.
1929 - The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S.
Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.
1939 - The USSR broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to a
1945 - The monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic
1947 - The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the
division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
1963 - U.S. President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren
to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
1967 - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he
was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World
1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul
Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.
1981 - Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa
Catalina Island, CA, at the age 43.
1987 - A Korean jetliner disappeared off Burma, with 115 people aboard.
1987 - Cuban detainees released 26 hostages they'd been holding for more
than a week at the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, LA.
1988 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the rights of criminal
defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve
potentially vital evidence.
1989 - In Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's
40-year monopoly on power.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if
Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign
January 15, 1991.
1994 - The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs
1994 - Fighter jets attacked the capital of Chechnya and its airport
only hours after Russian President Boris Yeltsin demanded the breakaway
republic end its civil war.
1996 - A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic
to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. The
sentence was the first international war crimes sentence since World War
1998 - Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other
2004 - The French government announced plans to build the Louvre II in
northern France. The 236,808 square foot museum was the planned home for
500-600 works from the Louvre's reserves.
UN prepares to vote on Palestinian status
RT - The Palestine Authority expects broad support of the enhanced
status amongst the international community, with the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO) is claiming more than 130 countries now
grant the Palestinians the rank of a sovereign state. The new title
would allow Palestine access to the International Criminal Court,
something that Israel is bitterly opposed to, fearing a possible
investigation into war crimes committed by the Jewish state.
Additionally, it is concerned that the Palestinian Authority may pursue
this avenue to reclaim occupied territories.
Israel allies to abstain in Palestine vote
Press TV - Germany and the Czech Republic have announced they will
abstain in a vote on the upgrading of the status of Palestine at the UN,
while they were largely expected to vote against the bid.
Australian PM under fire for stance on Palestine UN upgrade
Press TV - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has come under heavy
pressure from Jewish and pro-Israeli groups after announcing that
Canberra would abstain from a vote for the upgrading of the status of
Palestine at the UN.
Qatar arms Syria militants with antiaircraft missiles: Report
Press TV - According to a report published by the Washington Post on
Thursday, US Middle Eastern intelligence officials said the militants
had acquired “as many as 40 shoulder-fired missile systems in recent
weeks,” and “at least some” of the weaponry was provided by Qatar.
Turkey rejects US, EU sanctions on Iran
Press TV - “The US sanctions stand for the US,” Caglayan said at a
Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON)
meeting held in Istanbul on Wednesday. “We have multilateral
international agreements. These deals, which we are a party to, are
binding for us. The statements by the EU are not binding since we are
not a member [of the bloc],” Caglayan added. He said that any fresh US
move to cut gold trade with Iran would not affect Turkey.
200 wounded as Tunisian security forces use tear gas, shotguns against
RT - More than 200 people were wounded as clashes between Tunisian
security forces and thousands of protesters in the impoverished town of
Siliana raged on for the second straight day, medical sources say. One
reporter was also injured by shotgun fire.... Many protesters called for
local officials to step down, citing chronic mismanagement of
development funds in the poor farming region. Siliana, which lies 75
miles south of the capital Tunis on the edge of the Sahara desert, saw
investment plummet by 44.5 percent from January to October on a
Israeli troops wound 5 Palestinians
Press TV - According to Palestinian medical sources, four people have
been injured near the al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza and a
fifth person was wounded in the north of the besieged enclave. Israel
has not yet confirmed any casualties but says the troops responded to
attempts by Gazans to breach a fence. Meanwhile, Islam Shahwan, a
spokesman for the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has reported
yet another Israeli violation of the cease-fire. In a new violation of
the cease-fire, the Zionist enemy arrested nine citizens and sunk
several boats in the sea off the northern Gaza Strip," Shahwan announced
in a statement.
Nobel peace laureates call for boycott of Israel over war on Gaza Strip
Press TV - A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, prominent artists, and
activists urged an international military boycott of Israel in a letter
published on Wednesday . “Horrified at the latest round of Israeli
aggression against the 1.5 million Palestinians in the besieged and
occupied Gaza Strip and conscious of the impunity that has enabled this
new chapter in Israel's decades-old violations of international law and
Palestinian rights, we believe there is an urgent need for international
action towards a mandatory, comprehensive military embargo against
Israel,” the letter read.
Morsi to address nation on constitutional declaration
Press TV - An unnamed presidential source told Reuters that Morsi will
appear “on state TV on Thursday evening and will speak about the
constitutional decree and why it was issued as well as the events that
Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi decrees
Yahoo! News - Egypt's two highest appeals courts suspended their work
Wednesday to protest presidential decrees that gave the country's
Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television
reported. Judges of the Cassation Court decided in an emergency meeting
that they will not return to work until Morsi rescinds his decrees,
according to state TV. The country's lower appeals court also decided
Wednesday to stop work nationwide.
Brzezinski to US: Stop following Israel on Iran like a stupid mule
Press TV - Leading US strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski – unofficial dean
of the realist school of American foreign policy experts – has drawn an
unflattering picture of US-Israel relations. In a speech to the National
Iranian American Council, Brzezinksi said: “I don’t think there is an
implicit obligation for the United States to follow like a stupid mule
whatever the Israelis do. If they decide to start a war, simply on the
assumption that we’ll automatically be drawn into it, I think it is the
obligation of friendship to say, ‘you’re not going to be making national
decision for us.’ I think that the United States has the right to have
its own national security policy.”
Egypt sentences 8 Christians to death over controversial anti-Islam
RT - An Egyptian court has sentenced eight Christians to death over the
release of the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims”, which
triggered violent protests across the Muslim world in September.
Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
Telegraph - It is believed that rich Britons moved abroad or took steps
to avoid paying the new levy by reducing their taxable incomes. George
Osborne, the Chancellor, announced in the Budget earlier this year that
the 50p top rate will be reduced to 45p from next April.
Pilotless Passenger Planes to Take First Test Flights over UK
Yahoo! News - A few days from now, a Jetstream aircraft will take off
from an airfield in Warton, Lancashire - and then the pilots will take
their hands off the controls. The flight, from British Aerospace's
airfield, will be the first of 20 unmanned flights over UK airspace. The
pilots will be racks of computers which can steer the aircraft by
themselves. There will be human pilots on board - but the computers take
the controls will sense weather and other aircraft using cameras, and
hopefully steer out of the way.
VIDEO: Giant 100-meter sarcophagus constructed at Chernobyl nuclear
RT - The milestone first stage of the new sarcophagus for Chernobyl’s
nuclear power station has been completed. The unique construction to
safely contain the radioactive emissions of Chernobyl for the next 100
years will be ready by October 2015. The unprecedented new shelter will
be 108m high (equivalent to a 30-story apartment building), 257m wide,
and 150m long (almost two football fields). The approximate weight of
the structure will be 29,000 tons.
China planning 'huge fracking industry'
Guardian - If fracking takes off in China as planned, it will likely
exacerbate the nation's existing water crisis. "Most of the nation's
shale gas lies in areas plagued by water shortages," the report says.
With about 20 percent of the world's population and only 6 percent of
the world's water resources, China is one of the least water-secure
countries in the world. Its water shortages are made worse by pollution:
According to the Ministry of Water Resources about 40 percent of China's
rivers were so polluted they were deemed unfit for drinking, while about
300 million rural residents lack access to safe drinking water each
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US weighs bolder effort to intervene in Syria’s conflict
Press TV - The Obama administration, hoping that the conflict in
Syria has reached a turning point, is considering deeper
intervention to help push President Bashar al-Assad from power,
according to government officials involved in the discussions.
While no decisions have been made, the administration is
considering several alternatives, including directly providing
arms to some opposition fighters. The most urgent decision,
likely to come next week, is whether NATO should deploy
surface-to-air missiles in Turkey, ostensibly to protect that
country from Syrian missiles that could carry chemical weapons.
TSA Claims It Is Above Congressional Oversight
Steve Watson - The TSA has refused to attend a House
Transportation hearing this week, with agency head John Pistole
personally refusing to appear and declaring that the
Congressional Committee has “no jurisdiction over the TSA”. The
hearing, schedule for Thursday, will be held by the Subcommittee
on Aviation, a part of the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee (TIC). It is titled HOW BEST TO IMPROVE
OUR NATION’S AIRPORT PASSENGER SECURITY SYSTEM THROUGH COMMON
VIDEO: Parents Outraged that Elementary School Uses Padded
Solitary Confinement Cell to Punish Students
Intel Hub - Government schools have been children’s prisons for
a very long time, but in recent years with metal detectors and
on guard police officers it has gotten even more blatant. At one
Elementary school in Longview, WA the administrators have even
installed a solitary confinement cell that they use to punish
students, even throwing special needs children into the cell
NDAA 2013: Will Congress kill indefinite detention without trial
RT - Americans might once again be guaranteed the right to
trial: a clause in the most recent draft of next year’s defense
spending bill ensures that United States citizens aren’t
stripped of their right to habeas corpus. Lawmakers have
included provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act
for Fiscal Year 2013 that relieves those worried with how last
year’s bill allows for the indefinite detention of Americans
Fast and furious suspects sentenced
upi.com - Prison sentences have been handed to two more suspects
involved in the Fast and Furious gun-walking case, U.S.
prosecutors in California said. Sean Christopher Steward was
sentenced to 108 months in federal prison and Jacob Anthony
Montelongo drew a sentence of 41 months, KNXV-TV, Phoenix,
reported Tuesday. The U.S. attorney's office said both men
Inmate: James Holmes Told Me He Was ‘Programmed’ To Kill by
Paul Joseph Watson - After failing to interest the Arapahoe
County District Attorney’s Office in his account of what
happened, 38-year-old Steven Unruh has now gone public. Unruh
was booked into the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention
Facility just hours before the ‘Batman’ massacre unfolded and
says that he was still in the booking area when Holmes was
brought in.... “He says that Holmes told him “he felt like he
was in a video game” during the shooting, that “he wasn’t on his
meds” and “nobody would help him.” He says Holmes also mentioned
NLP — presumably, neuro-linguistic programming, a much-scorned
and outmoded approach to psychotherapy — and claimed to have
been “programmed” to kill by an evil therapist.”
Corrections Corporation of America Used in Drug Sweeps of Public
prwatch.org - An unsettling trend appears to be underway in
Arizona: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement
operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent
years as the result of its cozy relationship with the for-profit
prison industry. Such controversies have included the role of
private prison corporations in SB 1070 and similar
anti-immigrant legislation disseminated in other states; a 2010
private prison escape that resulted in two murders and a
nationwide manhunt; and a failed bid to privatize nearly the
entire Arizona prison system.
Sidestepping State Court Hearing, School Officials File for
Removal to Federal Court in Case of High Schooler Forced to Wear
“Smart ID” Tracking Badge
Rutherford Institute - Texas officials have filed a motion to
have the case removed from state court to federal court.
Attorneys for the Rutherford Institute were scheduled to appear
before the Bexar County District Court on November 28, 2012 at
9AM CST in favor of a preliminary injunction against John Jay
High School to stop them from essentially expelling Andrea
Hernandez for her refusal to wear a name badge signifying
participation in the school district’s new “Student Locator
VIDEO: Shock Video: Cop Protects First Amendment
Paul Joseph Watson - A shocking video has emerged of a police
officer who abides by the oath he swore to uphold the
constitution by defending the free speech rights of activists
who were targeted by airport officials during the opt out and
Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ
Fox News - A painting that features President Obama posed as
Jesus Christ crucified on is on display at a community college
art gallery in Boston.... The painting is called “Truth” – and
shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of
thorns rests on his head. It was originally supposed to debut
nearly four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. But that
event was cancelled due to public outrage. “I always regretted
cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First
Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,”
D’Antuono told Fox News. “We should celebrate the fact that we
live in a country where we are given the freedom to express
VIDEO: Rand Paul On Potential 2016 Presidential Bid: GOP In
Danger Of ‘Becoming A Dinosaur’
mediaite.com - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN with anchor
Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday where he candidly opened up about his
interest in a presidential bid in the future. Paul said that the
Republican party is in danger of becoming “a dinosaur” which is
unable to compete in national elections. Paul’s prescription for
needed changes that the GOP should adopt includes a more
libertarian approach to foreign policy, the war on drugs and
Is it FAIR to Tax the Rich out of Business?
Intel Hub - In a caustic political environment that marks the
rich to pay higher taxes because of their inordinate incomes,
the outlook for a growing economy diminishes. The argument that
well capitalized commercial enterprise owners provide the bulk
of the small business jobs is well established. Certainly, not
every proprietor is wealthy. On the contrary, many if not most
employers struggle to meet their payroll. Even so, the political
hysteria to raise the top rates stares directly into the eyes of
every wageworker with the prospects of joining the unemployment
VIDEO: Grayson: Walmart is ‘the largest recipient of public aid
in the country’
Raw Story - Representative-elect Alan Grayson (D-FL) said Monday
that he will put mega-retailer Walmart squarely in his sights
during the next Congress for the company’s liberal use of public
assistance programs to supplement their workers’ wages. Speaking
to Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Monday’s episode of “The Young
Turks,” Grayson called Walmart “the largest recipient of public
aid in the country,” saying their low wages force workers to
take food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid just to get
Economic Totalitarianism and the Fiscal Cliff
Kurt Nimmo - In an article titled We’re Heading For Economic
Dictatorship, Janet Daley of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of
Canada breaks down the economic totalitarianism we now face as
the so-called “double-dip recession” rears its ugly head. Daley
describes how economies manipulated by central banks ultimately
terminate in redistributive socialism designed to loot the
producers and impose a grinding austerity across the board.
The Giant Currency Superstorm That Is Coming To The Shores Of
America When The Dollar Dies
Economic Collapse - Most Americans don’t realize that there are
far more dollars in use in the rest of the world than in the
United States itself.... For decades we have been exporting
gigantic quantities of our currency. So what would happen if
that process suddenly reversed and massive piles of dollars
started coming back into the country?... Unfortunately, there
are lots of signs that the rest of the world is accelerating
their move away from the U.S. dollar. The following are just a
Thanksgiving week spending in US down from a year ago
Press TV - Even as the nation's retailers heavily promoted early
sales on Thanksgiving Day, consumers' self-reported spending
averaged $54 over the three days ending on Thanksgiving this
year, compared with $67 in 2011. Black Friday weekend also
showed a substantial spending decline in 2012, to $84 from $103
a year ago.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Army veteran injured during Occupy protest sues police
Press TV - An Army veteran who was clubbed by Oakland police
during an Occupy protest, and later underwent surgery for a
lacerated spleen, has sued the Alameda County sheriff's office
for allegedly denying him medical care and mocking him during 18
painful hours in a county jail. After Kayvan Sabeghi was
arrested and jailed in November 2011, sheriff's deputies ignored
his complaints even as he lay on the floor vomiting, unable to
move and begging for help, his lawyers said in a suit filed in
Alameda County Superior Court last month.
BP Banned From US Government Contracts
Sky News - The ban stemmed from the British oil giant's conduct
regarding the blowout at its Deepwater Horizon rig which killed
11 workers in April 2010. It comes after the company agreed to
plead guilty to charges over its part in the largest
environmental disaster in US history, and to admit lying to
Congress about the amount of oil that was spilling from the
Macondo well. "EPA is taking this action due to BP's lack of
business integrity as demonstrated by the company's conduct with
regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill,
and response," the agency said.
Glucosamine protects against cancer, heart disease, and death
from all causes in new landmark study
(NaturalNews) The benefits of glucosamine now appear to extend
far beyond joint health: latest results from a large cohort
study show that glucosamine users had 18 percent less risk of
death from all causes, including 13 percent less risk of cancer
death and a stunning 41 percent less risk of death from
respiratory diseases, compared to non-users during the follow-up
period of the study.
Use apple cider vinegar rinses for super shiny, soft hair
(NaturalNews) The pH of apple cider vinegar is highly
complementary to the pH of our hair on the other hand. It helps
to restore the pH equilibrium and therefore the health and
vitality of our hair by sealing rather than opening the cuticle.
This is why ACV has gained such a reputation for helping rev up
shine. Since it helps the cuticle lay flatter, the hair reflects
the light much better for a shinier appearance.
Crouching Garnish, Hidden SuperFood: The Secret Life of Kale
Green Med Info - Could kale, a less domesticated, disheveled
form of cabbage, really be one of the most potent healing foods
in existence today? Few foods commonly available at the produce
stand today are as beneficial to your health as kale.... Its
nutritional density, in fact, is virtually unparalleled among
green leafy vegetables. So, let's get a better sense of all that
kale has to offer by looking at the nutrition facts basics of
only one cup of raw kale...
Study: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causing Diabetes, US Citizen
Eats 55 Lbs Per Year
Natural Society - Published in the journal known as Global
Health, scientific researchers examined the effects of HFCS on a
country-wide level. Taking a look at 43 different countries in
their report, they found that around 50% of the nations actually
had virtually no HFCS within the food supply. The United States,
however, was consuming dozens of times more than many countries
with the average US citizen consuming 55 pounds of high-fructose
corn syrup per year.
Fail: Big Tobacco Court-Ordered To Tell Only Half The Truth
Green Med Info - With the latest order by a U.S. judge to force
tobacco firms to admit they lied about the dangers of smoking
hitting international headlines, it is easy to forget that big
tobacco did not only lie, but knowingly allowed millions of
smokers to suffer and die from radioisotope-contaminated tobacco
poisoning with their full knowledge and consent.
VIDEO: Reality Check: New Cybersecurity Means Feds Can Read Your
Email Without A Warrant?
Liberty Crier - How private is your email? There are reports
that a new cyber security bill could mean law enforcement could
soon go through you email even if they don’t have a warrant. Ben
Swann investigates whether these reports are true and what they
might mean for you.
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail...
New Law Criminalizing Online Student Speech Takes Effect Dec. 1
aclu.org - The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
opposes the law because it is too broad, threatens to chill
students’ free speech, sets a bad precedent by telling students
it’s wrong to criticize government officials, and could saddle
students as young as 16 with up to 60 days in jail or a $1,000
fine for a wide range of acts that do not merit a criminal
punishment. The law would even criminalize true statements by
prohibiting online statements “whether true or false, (emphasis
added) intending to immediately provoke, and that is likely to
provoke, any third party to stalk or harass a school employee.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Feds Take 47% Crop from Raisin Farmers
Tis the season to give thanks. And for the last 80 years, the
federal government has required raisin producers to “give
thanks” for the privilege of selling their raisins nationally by
requiring them to fork over up to half of their raisins – for
free. A lawsuit raising a constitutional challenge to the
program has now made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case
is Horne v. Department of Agriculture.... The program has its
origins in Great Depression efforts to fix the prices of
agricultural crops. Don’t care much for raisins? Similar
programs cover a variety of other agricultural products, such as
walnuts, almonds, prunes, tart cherries – and cranberries!
Zone-By-Zone To-Do List for December
Organic Gardening - It's true what they say: Time flies. It's
hard to believe that we're on the doorstep of December already.
While the calendar year is just about over, we can be sure that
our gardens are eternal and spring is a mere season away.
There's always a little more work to do in the garden, so here's
your to-do list for December.
Organic Gardening - Frigid weather outside can slow the
decomposition process, but you can maintain an essential core of
heat, which indicates that crucial microbial activity is
occurring inside the pile. "The outside layer of the pile will
be ambient temperature," says Mark Van Horn, a researcher at the
University of California-Davis, "but if things are right, the
inside of the pile will be hot." These hints from the experts we
spoke to will help keep your compost cooking through winter in
See your house in a Snow Globe
There's no place like home for the holidays!
in History - Wednesday - November 28, 2012
1919 - American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of
the British Parliament.
1922 - Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public
exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt
7200" over New York's Times Square.
1925 - The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.
1934 - The U.S. bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was killed by FBI
agents near Barrington, IL.
1942 - 491 people died in a fire that destroyed the Coconut Grove in
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map
out strategy concerning World War II.
1953 - New York City began 11 days without newspapers due to a strike of
1958 - The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic within
the French community.
1963 - U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be
renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name
was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.
1964 - The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on
a course set for Mars.
1978 - The Iranian government banned religious marches.
1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 flying to the South Pole crashed in
Antarctica killing all 257 people aboard.
1983 - The space shuttle Columbia took off with the STS-9 Spacelab in
its cargo bay.
1987 - A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean.
All 159 people aboard were killed.
1989 - Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived in New York after
escaping her homeland through Hungary.
1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain.
1992 - In Bosnia-Herzegovina, 137 tons of food and supplies were to be
delivered to the isolated town of Srebrenica.
1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed to death
in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.
1994 - Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership.
1995 - U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended
the federal 55 mph speed limit.
2010 - WikiLeaks released to the public more than 250,000 U.S.
diplomatic cables. About 100,000 were marked "secret" or "confidential."
Senate works on new package of Iran sanctions
Reuters - New sanctions aimed at reducing global trade with Iran in the
energy, shipping and metals sectors may soon be considered by the U.S.
Senate as part of an annual defense policy bill, senators and aides said
on Tuesday.... These new sanctions apply to foreign banks, threatening
to ban them from the U.S. financial system unless they cut their
dealings with Iran.... The sanctions would end "Turkey's game of gold
for natural gas," a senior Senate aide said, referring to reports that
Turkey has been paying for natural gas with gold due to sanctions rules.
At least 34 people killed in twin blasts in Damascus
RT - Twin “terrorist” car bomb blasts have rocked the Syrian capital
Damascus, killing at least 34 people according to the Syrian Interior
Ministry, as quoted by Syrian State Television.
Spain's Bankia to lay off 28% of staff by 2015
Press TV - Spain’s nationalized Bankia says it is planning to cut 6,000
jobs and lay off about 28 percent of its staff by 2015 after a Brussels
meeting approved 36-billion-euro restructuring plan.
World Health Organization Claims that Fukushima Meltdown Will Not
Increase Cancer Cases
Intel Hub - The World Health Organization has issued a report claiming
that there will not be an increase in cancer patients over the next few
years, as a result of the Fukushima Disaster. The report is said to rely
on data from the Chernobyl disaster, when even mainstream sources will
admit that the radiation emitted from Chernobyl is still increasing
cancer risks across Europe to this day.
VIDEO: 100,000 Egyptians protest as ‘Pharaoh’ Morsi digs heels in over
RT - Egypt’s ministry of interior reported on Tuesday 348
“troublemakers” had been arrested following street battles between
police and protesters. Around 216 policemen were reportedly injured in
the clashes. Liberal and secular demonstrators, as well as those loyal
to former president Hosni Mubarak, have been staging sit-in protests on
the square since Friday to demand President Mohamed Morsi revoke recent
decrees granting him sweeping powers.
Palestinian workers forced off buses by Israeli police
RT - Police in Israel have allegedly begun ordering Palestinian workers
off buses and are considering adding Palestinian only bus routes between
the West Bank and central Israel at the request of Israeli settlers.
Some settlers in the West Bank believe Palestinians using the same buses
as them pose a security risk, even though they have legal work permits
allowing them to travel to work in Israel. Most of the Palestinians
ordered off the buses were laborers working near Tel Aviv, according to
UN human rights resolution against Iran is politicized: ambassador
Press TV - Ambassador Mohammad Khazaei made the remarks at the 45th
meeting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York on
Tuesday. He said the resolution was drafted “out of the urgencies and
exigencies of Canadian internal politics… to advance its self-centered
political interests.” The Iranian ambassador stated that the
Western-backed resolution “directs the environment towards further
polarization and politicization of human rights in the UN,” and added
that the resolution only serves “the short-sighted political interests
of a few countries.”
At least 29 dead, scores injured in string of Iraq car bombings (PHOTOS)
RT - At least 29 people have been killed and 126 others wounded after
eight car bombs hit Shiite and Kurdish areas across Iraq. The car bombs
rocked the northern city of Kirkuk, as well as several sites inside and
outside Baghdad. One of the three blasts in Kirkuk destroyed the local
offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and all of them targeted two
Kurdish residential areas in the center of the oil-rich city. Five
people, including a Kurdish security guard, were killed and 58 others
wounded, police sources told AP.
VIDEO: Bomb 'em into peace! British lord suggests dropping neutron bomb
on Afghan-Pakistani border
RT - British ex-Defense Minister, Lord Gilbert, has threatened militants
in Afghanistan and Pakistan with a neutron bomb. The UK could create
“cordons sanitaire along various borders where people are causing
trouble", he said. Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but
nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and
Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them,"
Lord Gilbert said unveiling his plan to the House of Lords.... The
remarks came in the midst of a Thursday debate over eliminating nukes
across the world.
Greeks protest austerity deal with lenders
Press TV - After 12 hours of negotiations at their third meeting in
three weeks, eurozone finance ministers and International Monetary Fund
officials agreed early on Tuesday to cut Greece’s debts by 40 billion
euros ($52 billion) that paved the way for releasing the next tranche of
bailout loans -- 43.7 billion euros.
Spain health workers protest austerity
Press TV - Tuesday’s demonstration was part of a second day of a public
health workers strike in the capital against the forthcoming
privatization of many hospitals and health centers. The protesters were
holding anti-austerity flags as they marched in Madrid. "Privatization
cannot happen. They cannot privatize something that belongs to all of us
and that we already pay for with our taxes," said Doctor Conchita
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Vote on United Nations Disability Treaty Imminent: Calls Needed!
hslda.org - On Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid (NV) stated that the Senate would begin consideration of
the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities. A vote could be as early as Thursday, November
29.... If the CRPD is ratified, Article 7 of this treaty would
establish the “best interests of the child” legal standard. This
would override the traditional fundamental right of parents to
direct the education and upbringing of their child with special
Noted Gun Rights Activist Warns Obama May Skirt Congress and
Kurt Nimmo - Second Amendment activist John Snyder writes on his
blog today that confidential sources have told him that the
Obama administration may attempt to skirt Congress and outlaw
semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding
devices under Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun
Control Act of 1968. “Under this scenario, semiautomatics and
high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great
difficulty and at great expense by America’s estimated 100
million law-abiding firearms owners,” Snyder explains.
Cops across America tell federal government to end marijuana
(NaturalNews) The group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
(LEAP), which describes itself as an organization composed of
current and former law enforcement and criminal justice
officials opposed to existing drug policies, has sent a letter
to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Department of
Justice (DOJ) petitioning him to hold the Obama administration
responsible for its earlier campaign promise to respect
individual state laws pertaining to marijuana use.
US clashes with France over supporting Palestinian bid for UN
Press TV - The United States has strongly opposed to France’s
intention to vote for the Palestinian non-member status at the
United Nations later this week. "We obviously disagree with our
oldest ally on this issue. They know that we disagree with
them," AFP quoted State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland
as saying on Tuesday. "But it's their sovereign decision to
make, how to proceed," she added. Nuland noted that if a vote
goes ahead as planned in the UN General Assembly this week, the
United States will vote against the Palestinian request, which
Washington regards as "a mistake."
Push to step up domestic use of drones
SFGate - The drone makers have sought congressional help to
speed their entry into a domestic market valued in the billions.
The 60-member House of Representatives' "drone caucus" -
officially, the House Unmanned Systems Caucus - has helped push
that agenda. And over the past four years, caucus members have
drawn nearly $8 million in drone-related campaign
contributions... The Federal Aviation Administration has been
flooded with applications from police departments, universities,
private corporations and even the celebrity gossip site TMZ, all
seeking to use drones...
* Related Article:
TMZ: We're NOT Keeping Up with the DRONESES
Black Friday Gun Sales Hit New Record High
Paul Joseph Watson - Fueled by fears that the Obama
administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term,
the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a
20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166
checks.... Gun sales were so brisk that the FBI’s Instant
Background Check center was overwhelmed with the volume of
requests and crashed on two separate occasions. Some even saw
the outages as an insidious way of providing “anti-gunners a
clue about how to suspend the Second Amendment.”
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano This Week: TriHealth Firings, and His
New Book. (Mentions Ron Paul)
Daily Paul - Judge Napolitano on the Tom Sullivan Show and
Varney & Company.
Feds Shut Down Organic Peanut Processing Plant; First Case Under
Food Safety Modernization Act
Activist Post - This was the FDA’s first use of its registration
suspension authority, under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
This new authority enables the agency to take this action when
food manufactured, processed, packed, received, or held by a
facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse
health consequences or death to humans or animals, and other
conditions are met. (Source) One wonders, however, at the
selectivity of the FDA in its choices of targets. For example,
the pharmaceutical company Baxter last year recalled 300,000
doses of Preflucel influenza vaccine due to what it says is an
excessive number of adverse events. This was not the first
problem with Baxter, however. According to LifeGen.de.
US middle class' net worth lowest in decades
RT - A new report shows that the gap between the rich and the
poor in the US is significantly wider than it used to be, with
the annual median wage falling to $26,364 in 2010 while the
high-earners increased their wealth by 71 percent. The New York
University report found that in 2010, the median net worth in
the US reached its lowest point since 1969 at $57,000. Conducted
by Professor Edward Wolff, who has studied Americans’ net worth
since 1983, the report provided some surprising revelations
about the extent of the income inequality.
VIDEO: Peter Schiff On Capital Account ~ Why Hyperinflation May
Not Happen At All!
Liberty Crier - Peter Schiff speaks to his predictions of
inflation and whether they have materialized. Peter offers that
while international bank schemes and changes to the methods of
measuring inflation may hide or offset inflation for now, at
some point the growing debt becomes too large and the charade of
solvency comes to an end.
The Scariest Chart Of The Quarter: Student Debt Bubble
Officially Pops As 90+ Day Delinquency Rate Goes Parabolic
Zero Hedge - We have already discussed the student loan bubble,
and its popping previously, most extensively in this article.
Today, we get the Q3 consumer credit breakdown update courtesy
of the NY Fed's quarterly credit breakdown. And it is quite
ghastly. As of September 30, Federal (not total, just Federal)
rose to a gargantuan $956 billion, an increase of $42 billion in
the quarter - the biggest quarterly update since 2006.
YouTube: "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads" Austin
Petersen on RT
RT - Libertarian Commentator and Director of Production for
FreedomWorks Austin Petersen debates whether or not the United
States should invest $2T in infrastructure or whether we should
privatize our public transportation systems.
Hungry For The Holidays: 20 Facts About Hunger In America That
Will Blow Your Mind
Economic Collapse - All over America there are millions of
people that will be missing meals and going hungry this holiday
season. Even as much of the country indulges in the yearly
ritual of unbridled consumerism that we refer to as "the holiday
season", more families in the United States than ever before
will be dealing with not having enough food to eat.
VIDEO: “Event” has occurred at giant sinkhole — Surface appears
covered in thick black oil
ENENews - An event occurred at the sinkhole around 11:30 pm
today [Nov 27th] which is being considered as a “burp”.
Vegetative debris and hydrocarbons came up from below the
sinkhole. A few trees in the southwest corner did fall in
however most of the debris came from below the sinkhole. Texas
Brine removed all crews from the sinkhole and is checking the
boom surrounding the area to make sure everything is in tact.
Long Island Power Authority Sends Estimated Bills To Customers
Who Went Weeks Without Electricity
Consumerist - Following Hurricane Sandy’s stroll through the
area, many people on New York’s Long Island were left without
electricity for weeks. But that didn’t stop the Long Island
Power Authority from generating estimated bills for an entire
month’s worth of power usage.
Resveratrol found to be essential element in the fight against
(NaturalNews) A research team from the University of Missouri,
publishing in the journal Cancer Science, has discovered that
resveratrol can make prostate tumor cells more susceptible to
apoptosis (natural cell death), increasing the chances of a full
recovery from all types of prostate cancer, including aggressive
tumors. The scientists determined that prostate tumor cells
contain very low levels of two proteins, perforin and granzyme
B, which function together to kill cancerous cells.
VIDEO: 3 ways to avoid surgery and eliminate pain
(NaturalHealth365) Modern society has been brainwashed into
believing that toxic drugs and risky surgical procedures are the
only way to alleviate pain. But, the truth is, there are
literally dozens of highly-effective, natural ways to eliminate
pain fast without harming the body. Given the proper tools – the
human body has tremendous power to heal itself.
Eliminate bladder infections without antibiotics
(NaturalNews) Contrary to conventional medical wisdom,
antibiotics are not the first treatment of choice for urinary
tract infections. Antibiotics should only be used as a last
resort in treating bodily inflammation and infection.
Understand how to manage the most common respiratory infection -
the cold, naturally!
(NaturalNews)Over the counter cold medications do not cure
colds, they just suppress the symptoms. It is; therefore,
prudent to know that going out to buy typical cold medications,
anti-bacterial soaps or drugs like antibiotics, is generally a
waste of money and further damage to health. The best thing we
can do to manage, alleviate or decrease the chances of a cold is
work on boosting our immune system - and not just when a cold
strikes, but year round.
Health Benefits of Fiber: Why It Matters and Where to Find It
Natural Society - We all know dietary fiber to help make us
‘regular’, and prevent constipation. But there are a number of
other benefits. As for insoluble fiber (the kind that doesn’t
dissolve in water and instead creates a kind of gel), the
benefits are that of a healthier digestive system. This is the
fiber that “cleans you out”, so to speak, and keeps you regular.
Soluble fiber, on the other hand, is known to reduce blood
cholesterol and normalize blood sugar.
World's Oldest Twinkie Has Barely Aged in 36 Years
treehugger.com - Way back in 1976, George Stevens Academy
science professor Roger Bennatti was leading a class discussion
about the prevalence of chemical preservatives in processed
foods when one of his students offered forth a Twinkie leftover
from lunch to be used as an example. Little could Bennatti have
realized then, but this lesson would mark the beginnings of an
informal experiment that would outlast his career.
Texas Medical Board’s Lawsuit against CAM Cancer Pioneer
anh-usa.org - The state’s attack on Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski is
finally over. And some states are even passing laws that protect
integrative physicians. As we reported last November, Stanislaw
Burzynski, MD, PhD, is a physician and biochemist practicing in
Texas who developed (with his own money) a nontoxic
gene-targeted cancer therapy called antineoplastons. This
therapy has been shown to help cure some of the most “incurable”
forms of terminal cancer.
VIDEO: Proof that our thoughts create reality
(NaturalHealth365) Do you believe that your thoughts can create
a physical reality? It’s often said that we have about 60,000
thoughts per day and that most of those thoughts are damaging to
our health.,,, According to Lousie Hay, “what we think about
ourselves becomes the truth for us. Every thought we think is
creating our future”. I’m not so sure about any “future” ideas –
but I am certain that thoughts and feelings do effect every
(present) moment that we experience.
Behind a dangerous new Alzheimer’s test approved by the FDA is a
new drug by the same company
anh-usa.org - The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a
new test from Eli Lilly & Co that detects the presence of
proteins in the brain that have been connected to Alzheimer’s
disease. The test uses a $1,600-per-dose radioactive chemical
called Amyvid... The chemical is then detected using a PET scan,
a brain imaging technique.... Not coincidentally, we think, Eli
Lilly has developed a new drug to go along with their new test.
It’s called solanezumab, and it’s currently undergoing clinical
Number Of Drugs You Shouldn’t Mix With Grapefruit Climbs From 17
BBC - The fruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping
the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver.
The researchers who first identified the link said the number of
drugs that became dangerous with grapefruit was increasing
rapidly. They were writing in the Canadian Medical Association
Journal. The team at the Lawson Health Research Institute in
Canada said the number of drugs which had serious side effects
with grapefruit had gone from 17 in 2008 to 43 in 2012. They
include some drugs for a range of conditions including blood
pressure, cancer and cholesterol-lowering statins and those
taken to suppress the immune system after an organ transplant.
Why You Should Care About Codex: Separating Fact from Fiction
anh-usa.org - The Alliance for Natural Health USA has been
selected to represent US consumers at the international Codex
Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU),
which will meet December 3–7 in Germany....
Here are some of our concerns—and things we hope to help
change by taking an active role in Codex discussions now and in
Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age
LA Times - Stalking is part of the curriculum in the Cyber
Corps, an unusual two-year program at the University of Tulsa
that teaches students how to spy in cyberspace, the latest
frontier in espionage.... It may sound like a Jason Bourne
movie, but the little-known program has funneled most of its
graduates to the CIA and the Pentagon‘s National Security
Agency, which conducts America’s digital spying. Other graduates
have taken positions with the FBI, NASA and the Department of
No charge, no jury, no trial: Feds seize 100+ websites they
claim to be selling pirated goods
(NaturalNews) Without due process and without giving the owners
of the websites any opportunity to defend themselves whatsoever,
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, along with
like-minded European counterparts, have seized control of 132
Internet sites for allegedly selling phony merchandise in what
was described as a "coordinated crackdown" timed to coincide
with the present holiday shopping season.
10-year-old girl's laptop confiscated after copyright offense
NBC News - Police in Helsinki seized the laptop of a young girl
during a search of her family's home last week, according to her
father. The alleged offense? Using the popular BitTorrent
website The Pirate Bay to download a single album.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Maine farmers get a second chance to win court war with Monsanto
(NaturalNews) The suit was filed by the Organic Seed Growers and
Trade Association, an agricultural group based in Washington,
Maine, against St. Louis-based Monsanto and is slated to be
heard Jan. 10, 2013, at the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.,
court documents said. The organic seed growers association, as
well as 82 additional plaintiffs, sued Monsanto in March 2011 in
federal district court in New York over the validity of a number
of patents the agri-giant holds for genetically modified crops,
the Bangor Daily News reported recently.
DuPont Sends in Former Cops to Enforce Seed Patents: Commodities
Bloomberg - DuPont Co, the world’s second- biggest seed company,
is sending dozens of former police officers across North America
to prevent a practice generations of farmers once took for
granted. The provider of the best-selling genetically modified
soybean seed is looking for evidence of farmers illegally saving
them from harvests for replanting next season, which is not
allowed under sales contracts. The Wilmington, Delaware-based
company is inspecting Canadian fields and will begin in the U.S.
next year, said Randy Schlatter, a DuPont senior manager.
Seven key ways organic farming is superior to industrial
(NaturalNews) A 30 year side-by-side study published by the
Rodale Institute found that organic farming out performed
industrial farming in the areas of yield, profits, energy usage
and greenhouse gasses. In fact, there are seven fundamental ways
that organic farming outperforms industrial systems.
in History - Tuesday - November 27, 2012
1701 - Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the
1779 - The College of Pennsylvania became the University of
Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.
1839 - The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston.
1889 - Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an
automobile through Central Park in New York City.
1901 - The Army War College was established in Washington, DC.
1910 - New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
1951 - Hosea Richardson became the first black horse racing jockey to be
licensed in Florida.
1963 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a
joint session of Congress.
1970 - Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was attacked at the
Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1973 - The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president
after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.
1978 - San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey
Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan
White, a former supervisor.
1985 - The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord
giving Dublin a consulting role in the governing of British-ruled
1989 - 107 people were killed when a bomb destroyed a Colombian jetliner
minutes after the plane had taken off from Bogota's international
airport. Police blamed the incident on drug traffickers.
1991 - The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led
the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in
1992 - In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow
President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.
New pillar of defense: Israel successfully test fires David's Sling
RT - Israel has successfully test fired the David’s Sling missile
defense system, bringing the country’s multi-pillared air interception
capabilities one step closer to the potential to intercept all enemy
fire, the country’s military has announced. The David’s Sling battery,
stationed at an undisclosed desert location in Southern Israel, fired
and destroyed the incoming missile with a two-stage interceptor.
VIDEO: Supporters of Israel Seek to Ban Hamas from Social Media
Activist Post - Social networks have become an influential part of the
information battlefield, especially during uprisings and armed
conflicts. In the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza
strip, many suggest it was the first war started on Twitter and some
even dubbed it the "World's First Social Media War." Much to Israel's
dismay, overwhelming military force cannot win a social media war. The
sympathy for Palestinians in Gaza far outnumbered the support for Israel
on Twitter and elsewhere.
VIDEO: Egypt protests continue as ‘Pharaoh’ Morsi digs heels in over
RT - Reports say police are already using teargas against protesters in
Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday. Activists have been camping out since
President Morsi’s controversial move to gain more power and vow only to
stop once Morsi reverses the decree. Meanwhile, former presidential
candidate Hamdeen Sabahy has launched a movement called the Popular
Current and has joined several other opposition leaders to denounce the
Africa’s “Resource Wars” Assume Epidemic Proportions
globalresearch.ca - Although sparked by a tribal and clan feud, the
ongoing bloodshed in that Central African country is actually a war for
mineral resources. This week, the rebels seized Goma, the biggest city
in the mineral-reach eastern part of Congo, and are poised to fight on
with government troops and UN forces unable, so far, to check their
advance. The rebels, who call themselves the March 23 Movement, or M23,
are widely believed to enjoy clandestine support from neighboring Rwanda
and Uganda struggling for access to Congo’s mineral wealth.
OECD slashes growth forecasts for US, eurozone, Japan
Press TV - The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD) has slashed its forecasts for growth for the US, the eurozone and
Japan, warning that the EU debt crisis is now the “greatest threat to
the world economy.”
Yasser Arafat’s body exhumed: Poison probe ahead of UN vote
RT - The remains of Yasser Arafat have been exhumed as experts try to
ascertain whether the Palestinian leader was poisoned. The probe comes
less than a week after the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel and
precedes a UN vote on Palestine’s nation status. Traces of a radioactive
substance were found of Arafat’s effects in July, adding impetus to the
theory he was murdered.
US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014
france24.com - The administration of President Barack Obama aims to keep
around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in
that country end in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported late Sunday.
Citing unnamed senior US officials, the newspaper said the plan was in
line with recommendations presented by General John Allen, commander of
US and international forces in Afghanistan, who has proposed a force
between 6,000 and 15,000 US troops.
Source: Deutsche Bank Fulfilled Recent Gold Repatriation Request With
Tungsten Salted Gold
silverdoctors.com - An Austrian banking source has reportedly claimed
that Deutsche Bank ‘fulfilled’ one gold repatriation in recent years
with the help of Tungsten and further claims that the tungsten salted
gold bars have turned up in Asia.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Ben Swann: "No Country Would Tolerate Missiles From
Outside Borders" U.S. Hypocrisy?
Ben Swann takes a look at the statement last week by President
Obama that "No country would tolerate missiles being fired from
outside their borders". We compare the numbers on U.S drone
strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.
VIDEO REPORT: Generals Strike Gold In Private Defense Industry
Daily Bail - The revolving door between the Pentagon and the
private sector. The report (below) and short video, released in
partnership with Brave New Foundation, reveal the extent of the
Pentagon’s revolving door, in which retired high-ranking
generals and admirals cash in on their years of military
experience by taking lucrative jobs with the defense industry.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/26/12: How to End the
Tragedy in Gaza
As of late Friday the ceasefire in Gaza seems to be holding, if
tentatively. While we should be pleased that this round of
fighting appears temporarily on hold, we must realize that
without changes in US foreign policy it is only a matter of time
before the killing begins again....
Pentagon Boss Announces Expansion of Drone and Commando War in
Kurt Nimmo - Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said
during a speech last week at the Center for a New American
Security that the drone and commando war waged by the United
States will intensify and expand outside the declared combat
zone over the next few years.
VIDEO: Fox ends Benghazi interview after expert guest calls them
“wing of the Republican party”
americablog.com - Author Tom Ricks was just on Fox to talk about
Benghazi. According to Politico, Ricks “writes a blog for
Foreign Policy magazine and is a best-selling author of books
such as ‘Fiasco’ and ‘The Generals’.” Fox apparently didn’t like
what Ricks had to say.
Supreme Court Upholds Right to Film Police, Even in Illinois
Aaron Dykes - The state of Illinois has some of the harshest
“eavesdropping” laws on the books, and those statutes have been
frequently abused to prosecute individuals for filming police
actions in public in numerous cases. Now, a fresh Supreme Court
decision has declared this to be a violation of the First
Amendment, refusing to hear an appeal from Cook County officials
to allow prosecution of those recording cops, and instead
upholding a lower court decision that resulted from an ACLU
FERC Chairman Dubs .22 Rifles Terrorist Weapons
Kurt Nimmo The chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission has provided aspiring terrorists with an idea – use a
.22 rifle to take out power transformers. “There are ways that a
very few number of actors with very rudimentary equipment could
take down large portions of our grid,” FERC Chairman Jon
Wellinghoff said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast in
Washington last Friday. “I don’t think we have the level of
physical security we need.” A would-be al-Qaeda miscreant “could
get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle” could take down the power
grid, Wellinghoff warned.
The Case of the Confidential Confetti: Private police records
dropped over crowd at Macy’s parade
RT - A New York police department is in trouble after its
confidential documents were used as confetti in the city’s
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Crowds standing alongside the
signature floats and balloons during one of America’s biggest
annual spectacles were bemused when confetti that turned out to
be badly-shredded official records began landing on their
clothes. More disturbingly, some of the recovered pieces
appeared to be fragments of police reports, and private staff
records – including those listing undercover officers.
Exclusive: Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House
nationalreview.com - Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday
with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel
on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a
potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the
hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions
about his political future.
Morgan Stanley’s Doom Scenario: Major Recession in 2013
CNBC News - The global economy is likely to be stuck in the
“twilight zone” of sluggish growth in 2013, Morgan Stanley has
warned, but if policymakers fail to act, it could get a lot
worse. The bank’s economics team forecasts a full-blown
recession next year, under a pessimistic scenario, with global
gross domestic product (GDP) likely to plunge 2 percent. “More
than ever, the economic outlook hinges upon the actions taken or
not taken by governments and central banks,” Morgan Stanley said
in a report.
VIDEO: Mary Schapiro Will Step Down As SEC Chairman
Bloomberg - Mary Schapiro will step down next month as U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, turning over the
reins to Commissioner Elisse Walter in a move industry observers
say will bring little change at the agency. Schapiro, 57, who
took the SEC’s top job in 2009 as it reeled amid public rebukes
for failing to rein in Wall Street abuses, will leave the post
Dec. 14, the agency said in a statement today. President Barack
Obama named Walter to succeed Schapiro as the SEC navigates a
flood of mandates from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and pursues
efforts to overhaul regulation of money-market mutual funds and
Black Friday: Treasury Borrowed $211.69 Per U.S. Household on
Day After Thanksgiving
CNS News - At the close of business last Wednesday, according to
the Treasury, the national debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. On
Thanksgiving, the Treasury took the day off and did no
borrowing. But on Friday, the Treasury increased the debt of the
United States to $16,307,488,943,564.23. That was a one-day
increase of $24,327,048,384.38.
World’s Richest Family Takes $180 Million More From Americans
addictinginfo.org - The Wal-Mart heirs, who make up the world’s
richest family by far, are expected to collectively dodge as
much as $180.6 million in federal income taxes, thanks to
aggressive pursuit of tax benefits set to expire Dec. 31, 2012.
In a move that received little attention due to the Black Friday
Strike coverage, the Wal-Mart board announced Nov. 19 that it
will rush payment of its quarterly dividend, giving shareholders
their bonuses on Dec. 27, instead of Jan. 2 as previously
scheduled, reports the New York Times. The date change means the
Walton family (who together own 48% of Wal-Mart) and other
shareholders will claim those earnings at the current dividends
tax rate of 15%.
Warren Buffet wants 30% minimal tax for the wealthy
RT - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is calling for higher
taxes on the richest Americans, urging Congress to compromise
and cut spending while also mandating a minimum 30 to 35 percent
tax on the incomes of millionaires. In a New York Times opinion
article, Buffett on Monday stressed the need to raise taxes on
all those making more than $500,000 annually. He also ridiculed
the idea that investors would refrain from capitalizing if
capital gains taxes increased.
Struggling homeowners face double whammy
Press TV - Beginning on Jan. 1, people who lose their home to
foreclosure will be required to pay federal taxes on any unpaid
mortgage the bank can't recoup through an auction. The same will
be true for homeowners whose loan principal is reduced by a
mortgage modification, with the wiped-out loan being treated as
YouTube: 80-90% of our diseases are the result of our lifestyles
Dr. Emmett Miller speaks about our current Health Care issues
and problems and how the USA ended up with a failing system.
80-90% of our diseases are the result of our lifestyles, how we
handle stress and how we treat other people. If we address these
issues (stress, anxiety, relationships) 80-90% of our illnesses
would disappear. Sadly, the Health Care System in the USA treats
the symptoms of the imbalances.
Green tea shown to block carbohydrate breakdown to prevent blood
(NaturalNews) Rapidly changing levels of blood glucose as a
response to eating a high carbohydrate meal is now widely
recognized as a trigger for many chronic illnesses ranging from
heart disease to cancer, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes.
Researchers have uncovered a host of naturally occurring
compounds that slow the release of glucose from carbohydrates
after consumption, or help to usher sugar into our cells where
it is used for energy metabolism. Chromium is a mineral that is
essential for proper glucose utilization, and resveratrol has
been shown to improve insulin signaling to help prevent
Bee pollen: One of the world's most perfect superfoods
(NaturalNews) One of the most unique substances on the planet,
bee pollen, probably doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
This superfood possesses all of the nutrients essential to
sustain human life, with a breakdown of 55 percent
carbohydrates, 35 percent protein, three percent vitamins and
minerals, two percent fatty acids and five percent other
Doctors: Prescribe Emergency Contraception for All Girls Under
Natural Society - The American Academy of Pediatrics has a
surprising bit in its new policy statement: doctors should
prescribe underage teens emergency contraceptive pills. What do
4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths Reported to VAERS After Flu Shot
Given to Pregnant Women
vactruth.com - Documentation received from the National
Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) states that between 2009 and
2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations have increased
Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) fetal death
reports by 4,250 percent in pregnant women. Eileen Dannemann,
NCOW’s director, made abundantly clear that despite these
figures being known to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine containing mercury
(Thimerosal) has once again been recommended to pregnant women
as a safe vaccination this season.
Dr. C H Hassell - Candida albicans is a troublesome yeast that
can grow on the skin, in any body cavity, within cells, between
cells, or free in intracellular spaces, or in the intestine. It
grows best when fed simple sugars. These sugars can come either
directly from sugars or from breakdown of starches. We often
don't think of foods like fruits or juices as sweet, but the
simple sugars from these foods can feed yeast just as
effectively as a candy bar. There are other surprises.
Watchdog warns of risks of mixing popular statin with heart
(NaturalNews) Simvastatin is the most frequently prescribed
statin in the UK and the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products
Regulatory Authority) is concerned that mixing Simvastatin with
Amlodipine or Diltiazem, which are used to treat high blood
pressure, may cause muscle breakdown leading to kidney failure
as these symptoms occur more regularly when the drugs were taken
at the same time.
Prevent Low Bone Density Naturally with Vitamin C
Natural Society - The PLoS ONE journal has recently published
results of a study conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai
School of Medicine with regards to vitamin C and osteoporosis.
Elderly men and women are at the greatest risk of bone fracture
due to a decrease in bone strength and researchers at Mount
Sinai feel that vitamin C could play an active role in
maintaining bone strength and preventing fractures caused by
Yes – You ARE What You Eat
Activist Post - The assault has been revved up in the recent
past with MSGs (monosodium glutamates – of whatever name they
call it, and there's a list a mile long), HFCS (high fructose
corn syrup), Artificial Sweeteners, GMO (genetically modified
organisms), Canola Oil, Hydrogenated Oils and emasculating Soy
products among the worst, as well as fluoride in the water. Do
some research yourself on these, but here are the highlights of
what we have learned..
Will The Peak Of The Solar Cycle In 2013 Produce Technology
Crippling Solar Super Storms?
Activist Post - Scientists expect solar activity to really kick
into high gear once we get into 2013. Just check out what Dr.
Matthew Penn of the National Solar Observatory in Arizona said
earlier this year… Because the sun is becoming more active, it
will have an impact on millions of people. Sunspots can cause
the biggest and most damaging space storms that occur. During
the next two years, we are expecting the number of sunspots
visible on the sun to reach a maximum. We know that sunspots are
the source of a lot of space weather and solar storms, so we
expect a larger number of solar storms here at the Earth.
Use of Biometric Identification Technology to Reduce Fraud in
the Food Stamp Program: Final Report
usda.gov - Biometric identification technology provides
automated methods to identify a person based on physical
characteristics—such as fingerprints, hand shape, and
characteristics of the eyes and face—as well as behavioral
characteristics—including signatures and voice patterns.
Although used in law enforcement and defense for several years,
it has recently been used in civilian applications and shows
some promise to reduce the number of duplicate cases in the Food
Stamp Program (FSP) and other assistance programs.
Palm scanners get thumbs up in schools, hospitals
US Today - At schools in Pinellas County, Fla., students aren't
paying for lunch with cash or a card, but with a wave of their
hand over a palm scanner.... Palm-scanning technology is popping
up nationwide as a bona fide biometric tracker of identities,
and it appears poised to make the jump from schools and
hospitals to other sectors of the economy including ATM usage
and retail. It also has applications as a secure identifier for
5 Reasons Pets Are Good for Your Health
organicgardening.com - “There’s something about the animal
kingdom that possesses the ability for us to enjoy life a little
better,” says Moore, author of more than 20 pet books and radio
host of Oh Behave, an online Pet Life Radio show. Read on for
five reasons to include some animal time in your day.
Black Friday Blues? 40 Ideas for the Prepper Gift Giver
Activist Post - Congratulations - you had a great Thanksgiving!
And you didn't cave to the pressure to freeze in the cold night,
suspend empathy and stampede your fellow man, pregnant woman*,
child, old lady, disabled veteran, for overpriced made-in-China
in History - Monday - November 26, 2012
1716 - The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in
1789 - U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the
adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
1825 - The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at
Union College in Schenectady, NY.
1832 - Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter peered into the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing
the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt
had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the
third Thursday of November.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline
rationing to begin December 1.
1943 - The HMS Rohna became the first ship to be sunk by a guided
missile. The German missile attack led to the death of 1,015 U.S.
1949 - India's Constituent Assembly adopted the country's constitution
The country became republic within the British Commonwealth two months
1950 - China entered the Korean conflict forcing UN forces to retreat.
1965 - France became the third country to enter space when it launched
its first satellite the Diamant-A.
1973 - Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she was responsible
for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was U.S.
President Nixon's personal secretary.
1975 - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in
Sacramento, CA, for trying to assassinate U.S. President Ford on
1979 - The International Olympic Committee voted to re-admit China after
a 21-year absence.
1983 - A Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London's Heathrow Airport was robbed
by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly $40
million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only
two men were convicted in the heist.
1985 - The rights to Richard Nixon's autobiography were acquired by
Random House for $3,000,000.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan appointed a commission headed by former
Sen. John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff after
the Iran-Contra affair.
1988 - The U.S. denied an entry visa to PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, who
was seeking permission to travel to New York to address the U.N. General
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Iraqi Foreign
Minister Tariq Aziz at the Kremlin to demand that Iraq withdraw from
1992 - The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had
volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income. She also took
her children off the public payroll.
1997 - The U.S. and North Korea held high-level discussions at the State
Department for the first time.
1998 - British Prime Minister Toney Blair made a speech to the Irish
Parliament. It was a first time event for a British Prime Minister.
2003 - The U.N. atomic agency adopted a resolution that censured Iran
for past nuclear cover-ups and warning that it would be policed to put
to rest suspicions that the country had a weapons agenda.
Thousands of Afghans protest Israeli offensive on Gaza
RT - Several thousand Afghan students in the country’s east demonstrated
against Israel’s recent attack on Gaza, blocking roads and burning
Israeli and US flags. Demonstrators shut down one of the region’s main
highways to the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar
province. Protesters also set fire to Israeli and American flags, as
well as a Christian cross. The protest comes days after a ceasefire was
announced between Israel and Hamas.
‘Turkey, Israel held wartime talks’
Press TV - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discloses that
Turkey and Israel talked during the Tel Aviv regime’s recent war on
Gaza, despite Ankara’s having frozen diplomatic ties with the regime in
New Syria opposition chief backed bin Laden, is Shell lobbyist: Analyst
Press TV interviews Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, an author and
historian.... “He (Khatib) is of course a secret member of the Muslim
Brotherhood controlled by Saudi Arabia, and he’s somebody who was a big
admirer of bin Laden in the early 90s. He got into trouble for
supporting bin Laden against [former Syrian President] Hafez Assad back
20 years ago,” he said. “In reality, al-Khatib is an executive for Shell
Oil. He’s a lobbyist for Shell Oil. Not just Shell Oil but specifically
the headquarters branch of Royal Dutch Shell which is a British-Dutch
corporation,” Tarpley pointed out.
Jabs for babies: Pig virus-contaminated vaccine for stomach virus to be
administered to small infants in UK
(NaturalNews) The push is on to get as many newborn babies as possible
vaccinated for rotavirus in the U.K., as health officials unveil a new
vaccine program that they claim will reduce hospital admissions for the
stomach bug. BBC News reports that the U.K. Department of Health will
begin administering the oral drop-based vaccine Rotarix, which is
manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to children beginning in
September 2013, even though the controversial vaccine has previously
been found to harbor viral fragments of a swine virus known as porcine
circovirus 1, or PCV1.
Netanyahu agreed to ceasefire after Obama promised US troops in Sinai
RT - Israel and Palestine are momentarily at a ceasefire, but the
potential reasoning behind the recess could have some real international
implications. Israel’s Debka reports that the pause in fighting comes
after the US promised to send troops to Sinai. According to Debka, US
troops will soon be en route to the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian territory
in North Africa that’s framed by the Suez Canal on the West and Israel
on the East. In its northeast most point, Sinai is but a stone’s throw
from Palestinian-controlled Gaza, and according to Debka, Hamas fighters
there have been relying on Iranian arms smugglers to supply them with
weaponry by way of Egypt.
Israel may strike at ship allegedly carrying Iranian rockets to Gaza
RT - Israel has reportedly vowed to destroy rockets and other weapons
being sent to Gaza by Iran. Tel Aviv issued this threat despite a recent
ceasefire following eight days of bitter conflict between Gaza and
Black Sea Fleet Moves to Evacuate Russian Nationals from Gaza
Kurt Nimmo |- In a move revealing the hostilities in Gaza may be far
from over, Russia has sent a detachment of ships from the Black Sea
Fleet to the coast of the Gaza Strip to evacuate Russians if the
conflict escalates.... Israel has imposed a maritime blockade of the
Gaza Strip and it is unclear how the Russians would evacuate their
nationals if they decided to do so.
Palestinian Authority rejects calls to postpone statehood bid
RT - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he intends on pressing
forward with a statehood bid at the United Nations next week. He has
turned down requests from the US, Britain, Germany and France to delay
the bid. Abbas will formally request that the UN General Assembly
upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) status from observer to
nonmember state on November 29. The Assembly will be asked to vote on
Morsi calls power extension 'temporary' as Egyptians swarm streets in
RT - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has stressed the “temporary
nature” of a controversial decree issued Thursday extending his powers
beyond oversight by any body. In an official statement, Morsi said he
wants to begin dialogue with political forces. "This declaration is
deemed necessary in order to hold accountable those responsible for the
corruption, as well as other crimes, during the previous regime and the
transitional period," the statement said.
Monsanto Co. seeks to take over Mexico’s heartland with GM maize
Digital Journal - If their requests are approved by outgoing president
Felipe Calderón, Monsanto Co. and DuPont will be planting 2,500,000
hectares (more than 6 million acres) of transgenic or GM maize in the
heartland of Mexico. According to ETC Group, the consequences will be
devastating for the heart of the center of origin and diversity for
maize, and also globally.
‘United Nations Wants to Use Drones’
Weekly Standard - "The United Nations wants to use drones for the first
time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,
where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels," says the report,
quoting U.N. officials.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Russia to perform survey flight over US
Press TV - Russian Defense Ministry has announced that the
country’s military inspectors will begin a survey flight this
week above the United States under the international Treaty on
Open Skies. The experts will conduct the flight over the US
territory in a Tupolev Tu-154 M/LK-1 aircraft between November
25 and December 3, RIA Novosti news agency reported. The
surveillance flight will start from the Travis Air Force Base in
California, and its maximum range will be 4,250 kilometers
US cancels Mideast nuclear conference
Press TV - The U.S. has called off a major international
conference on establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in
the Middle East, claiming turmoil in the region prevents action
on the issue. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said
in a statement released Friday that the U.S. supports the goal
of banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East, but that conflict
in Israel-Palestine and, ironically, Iran’s supposed defiance on
the nuclear issue, required it be canceled. The real reason, of
course, that the U.S. canceled the conference is because Israel
- the only country in the Middle East with nuclear weapons -
refuses to give up its regional monopoly on nukes.
Killing by the books: Obama to produce manual to govern drone
RT - US President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the creation of
a new rulebook on when it is ‘legal’ to use drones for targeted
killings. Obama reportedly feared that drones would be abused in
a potential new administration after the November elections. Two
anonymous Obama administration officials claimed that explicit
rules were being developed to establish clear standards and
procedures for when “lethal action is acceptable,” the New York
Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US
The Hill - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is bringing a new — and more
aggressive — approach to a longstanding debate over the Defense
authorization bill, threatening to filibuster the bill to get a
vote on his amendment limiting indefinite detention.
Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance
New American - In order to sweeten the pot of federalization,
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving gifts of
expensive gadgets to local police forces. Cops in North Jersey,
for example, were showered with gifts from their would-be
overseers. As reported by The Record.... The web of surveillance
being woven by the Department of Homeland Security among local
law enforcement agencies is part of the secretive effort known
as the Buffer Zone Protection Program.... Local police who
participate in the program will have access to a shockingly
broad array of personal information of citizens.
10 Freest States For Homeschooling
Activist Post - What could be more natural than educating our
own children? Everyone can agree on that. Where people differ is
who has the responsibility to educate our children?
YouTube: Is 1984 Now?
Senator Rand Paul - George Orwell's dystopian novel continues to
come true in too many ways.
YouTube: Sheriff Mack State Sovereignty Rendered Express Preview
This is an excerpt from a seminar that was presented by the
Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association....
San Diego-based urine drug testing company accused of fraud,
mafia-style tactics of intimidation
(NaturalNews) In just 20 years' time, the number of
prescriptions written for pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. has
skyrocketed more than six-fold, which has consequently driven up
demand for urine drug testing services by doctors trying to
monitor their patients' drug intake habits. But with this boom
in the urine drug testing industry has come a wave of fraud and
corruption allegations, including a recent case involving San
Diego, California-based Millennium Laboratories, which is said
to be one of the largest urine drug testing companies in the
Infographic: Are The Feds Preparing For Civil War?
Daily Paul - Is the government preparing to put down widespread
civil strife or uprising? After four years of economic woe, and
an all-time low approval rating for congress, many Americans are
asking this question. With a government that's seemingly out of
control, conspiracy theories are popping up about what's
"really" going on - and there's more truth to these theories
than you might think. Get the facts before it's too late and see
what you should be concerned about.
Government Tells NJ Hurricane Victims to Demolish Their Homes
Immediately or pay $2,000 Per Week
Intel Hub - According to a local newspaper: “This weekend, Joe
Biden visited this oceanfront community in Ocean County, but
local residents, some who saw their homes for the first time,
were also greeted by demolition notices.... It went on to say
the structure would be demolished by November 30, 2012, just 17
days from the notice. The order allowed the residents to request
a hearing, but also threatened by fines of up to $2,000 per week
if they did not comply with the order and fix their homes before
Fed Court Rules Hobby Lobby Must Pay for Morning After Pill
Kurt Nimmo -The Green family that owns Hobby Lobby will be
socked with a $1.3 million daily fine beginning January 1 if
they refuse to provide the coverage. The store has 13,000
full-time employees at 500 stores in 41 states and provides its
own health insurance. The Christian family-owned and biblically
founded arts and crafts company asked the 10th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals to block enforcement of the law.
VIDEO: Take this job and shove it: Fed-up Bangor TV anchors quit
bangordailynews.com - Michaels said there were numerous things
that contributed to their decisions. “It’s a culmination of
ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and
basically involved upper management practices that we both
strongly disagreed with,” she explained. “It’s a little
complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced
news, politically, in general.”
Obama seeks corporate money for inauguration
Press TV - President Obama is officially considering corporate
sponsors to back his second inaugural ceremony, citing worries
that his base of donors are tapped out after floating upwards of
$1 billion for his reelection - and pondering openly,
officially, accepting cash from the most notorious 1% of the 1%
in order to pay for the extravagant inaugural pageant that will
follow the private swearing in ceremony for a president they
have always controlled.
Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid
Breitbart - Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County
(CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support
staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.
VIDEO: When The Economy Collapses In The USA, The People Go
Steve Watson - In Greece, with the economy collapsing, the
people attempt to push through barricades where their political
leaders are meeting: In the US, with the economy collapsing, the
people attempt to push through barricades at Victoria’s Secret
to buy panties: In Spain, with the economy collapsing, the
people take to the streets in desperation, where clashes with
police break out over austerity cuts: In the US, with the
economy collapsing, the people take to Walmart, where clashes
with police break out over cut price deals on plastic cell
phones... Need I go on? Didn’t think so.
VIDEO: Are Black Friday Riots A Preview Of The Civil Unrest That
Is Coming When Society Breaks Down?
Economic Collapse - If Americans will trample one another just
to save a few dollars on a television, what will they do when
society breaks down and the survival of their families is at
stake? Once in a while an event comes along that gives us a peek
into what life could be like when the thin veneer of
civilization that we all take for granted is stripped away.
U.S. food banks raise alarm as drought dents government supplies
(Reuters) - The worst U.S. drought in more than half a century
has weakened the safety net for the 50 million Americans who
struggle to get enough to eat, and the nation's food banks are
raising the alarm as the holiday season gets into full swing.
Sandy-Ravaged New Jersey Families Face $6,933 Tax Hike in Fiscal
CNS News - Families in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged New Jersey will
face the highest tax increase as a percentage of their income –
6.82% or about $6,933 more in taxes — if Congress does not reach
an agreement on the fiscal cliff tax issues during the lame-duck
session, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation.
Fewest Vets in Congress Since 1940s
US Today - In 2013, just 19% of the 535 combined members in the
U.S. House and Senate will have active-duty military service on
their resume, down from a peak in 1977 when 80% of lawmakers
boasted military service. In the current Congress, 22% are
military veterans. The transition from the draft to an
all-volunteer military in 1973 is a driving force of the
decline, but veterans and their advocates say they face more
challenges running for office in the modern era of political
Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit
ABC News - The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used
shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early
VIDEO: Naval Undersea Warfare Testing to Destroy Sea-life and
Habitats Ultimately Effecting Our Food Supplies
Intel Hub - Rosalind Peterson of the
AgricultureDefenseCoalition.org gives an important presentation
on undersea naval warfare testing programs and their effects on
our oceans, sea-life and more.... In 2012 new expansions have
been made to some of the ranges including in an around the Gulf
of Mexico, in and around Florida, and Maine. Another plan would
encompass the Hawaiian Islands all the way to California,
essentially making it into a massive testing ground for undersea
warfare. A third range will also be added effecting more
undersea habitats and marine life alike causing major concern
VIDEO: 30 Years of Breast Screening: 1.3 Million Wrongly Treated
Activist Post - The breast cancer industry's holy grail (that
mammography is the primary weapon in the war against breast
cancer) has been disproved. In fact, mammography appears to have
CREATED 1.3 million cases of breast cancer in the U.S.
population that were not there.
Common Sleep Mistakes Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health, and
Increase Risk of Migraines and Dementia
Dr. Mercola - There are many reasons for not getting a good
night's sleep. Unfortunately, most people tend to reach for a
sleeping pill instead of doing the work to figure out what's got
them tossing and turning. The featured article lists1 10 common
sleep mistakes you can address without drugs. Here are five of
10 Spices, Herbs That Aid Weight Loss
Dr. Mercola - Add intense flavors to your food while supporting
your body's ideal weight with these 10 delicious herbs and
Hot chocolate - Food of the gods! The soulful, superfood that's
good for you and deliciously sinful
(NaturalNews) If you're addicted to chocolate, it's because your
body knows a good thing. The healthy benefits from chocolate are
derived from high levels of antioxidants that increase nitric
oxide levels in the blood vessels, enhancing circulation.
Additionally, chocolate reduces blood pressure, heart disease
and stroke, protects the retina, enhances moods, stops coughing,
increases blood flow to the brain, prevents diabetes and
protects skin against UV damage.
Bad air could be destroying your brainpower
(NaturalNews) Now, new research recently presented in San Diego
at The Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 65th Annual
Scientific Meeting shows the air you breathe could be damaging
your brain. Living in areas of high air pollution can lead to
decreased cognitive function in older adults, according to the
study which analyzed data from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the Health and Retirement Study.
Five essential steps toward having a healthier, greener
(NaturalNews) Whatever amount of time we spend indoors should be
as clean and chemical free as possible. Even toxic chemical
fumes we don't contact physically or consume can leak into your
indoor air. There are several ways to create a healthy, green
Belly Fat and Sex Hormones: What's the Link?
Natural Society - In both men and women, too much estrogen
(estrogen dominance) can lead to fat accumulation. In a sort of
cyclical manner, too much belly fat in men increases estrogen
production, making the situation worse. Both men and women with
excess estrogen will also experience memory loss, lack of
motivation, depression, and low libido. You can balance your
estrogen levels with green tea and turmeric, according to Dr.
Oz. Getting plenty of fiber will also help your body get rid of
the excess hormone. Try chia seeds or ground flax seeds for
additional Omega-3 intake.
Low vitamin D increases risk of bladder cancer up to 600 percent
(NaturalNews) The vitamin D3 secret for preventing cancer is
seeping into the mainstream media (MSM). But it's still a long
way from getting the publicity that Koman for the Cure and their
ilk promote as revenue producing, worthless cancer prevention
Starchy, processed carbohydrate diet linked with colon cancer
(NaturalNews)Many prior studies have concluded that colon cancer
risk can be reduced by adhering to a low glycemic diet void of
hydrogenated fats and low heat cooking methods. Researchers from
the Dana Faber Cancer Institute have determined that colon
cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and
carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence
of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of
Pain Control: 5 Natural Pain Relievers
Natural Society - If you want to skip the costly and
questionable pain medication, you can; try these 5 natural pain
relievers for pain control. See what works.
Apple Skin 6x More Powerful than Flesh for Healthy Blood
Natural Society - According to researchers from Nova Scotia,
apple peels are up to 6 times more effective than the inner area
of an apple at inhibiting high blood pressure. They tested the
flavonoids of apple peels on something called ACE—an enzyme
responsible for hypertension. It was significantly more
effective than the flesh of the apple in inhibiting the ACE. The
reason for its multiplied effectiveness—the peels of an apple
have six times more flavonoids than the flesh.
Healthcare Workers Fired for Refusing to Get Flu Vaccinations
nky.cincinnati.com - Health system TriHealth had a message for
150 employees Wednesday: We really mean it this time. The 150
workers who didn’t get the required flu shots by the Nov. 16
deadline received termination notices the day before
Thanksgiving. To keep their jobs, they need a flu shot by Dec.
Four power herbs that banish female gynecological issues
(NaturalNews) Yes, women are complicated. That much is obvious.
By both natural design and the acknowledgement of even
prehistoric, mythological culture, the life-bearing ways of the
female human creature are both intricate and mysterious. But did
you ever wonder why it seems women are always more susceptible
to biological vulnerability?
Armed Drones to Patrol Highways by 2025
Paul Joseph Watson - High-tech machines would disable suspect’s
car via remote electromagnetic pulse. Autonomous vehicles and
flying drones that would disable a suspect’s car remotely with
an electromagnetic pulse are set to patrol highways by 2025
according to a number of concept vehciles designed by major
manufacturers such as Honda, BMW and General Motors.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Vaccines Profoundly Threaten Sustainable Ag
foodfreedomgroup.com - The sustainable ag community knows that a
massive lying campaign was instrumental in stopping the GMO-labeling
campaign. But how many are aware of the biotech industry’s even
larger campaign around vaccines? There, the government itself
has taken a hand, and HHS has actually requested that media
10 Ways to use your dehydrator and store food for long-term
(NaturalNews) Food Dehydrators are so awesome to have in your
kitchen. There are so many healthy treats you can make for your
family that normally would be pricey in a store or they contain
non-organic foods with preservatives. The dehydrator allows the
food to retain 100 percent of its nutritional value of vitamins,
enzymes and nutrients. Instead of letting food go to waste,
dehydrate and store. Dried foods can be stored in air-tight
containers for long-term storage.
Carolina Prime Pet Inc. Announces Recall Of Priority Total Pet
Care All Natural Bullstrips
Susan Thixton - Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and
distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling the
following product: Priority Total Pet Care All Natural
Bullstrips in a 5-count package.
One Store, Maybe Just One Day
Susan Thixton - But it is still good news. On my Black Friday
for Pets trip to Walmart in Oldsmar, FL today the manager agreed
to remove all jerky treats from China from store shelves. Three
employees were busy removing them as we left the store.
Thanksgiving habits can increase your prosperity
(NaturalHealth365) When was the last time you said “thank you”
to someone you love? These words are so simple yet profound in
their ability to completely change someone’s life. If you’re
looking for true prosperity and wealth – just give thanks and
see what happens. Many personal development experts suggest that
an attitude of gratitude (on a daily basis) raises your
vibrational state and helps you manifest your deepest desires. I
think successfully living a natural life, free of dis-ease,
starts with a healthy mindset grounded in love and gratitude.
in History - Friday - November 23, 2012
1765 - Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act.
1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais
1890 - Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of
10 when her father William III died.
1936 - The first edition of "Life" was published.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and
Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the
1945 - The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.
1961 - The Dominican Republic changed the name of its capital from
Ciudad Trujillo to Santo Domingo.
1971 - The People's Republic of China was seated in the United Nations
1980 - In southern Italy, approximately 4,800 people were killed in a
series of earthquakes.
1983 - The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In
response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF)
talks in Geneva.
1985 - Larry Wu-tai Chin, a retired CIA analyst, was arrested and
accused of spying for China. He committed suicide a year after his
1985 - Gunmen hijacked an Egyptian jetliner en route from Athens to
Cairo. The plane was forced to land in Malta.
1991 - Yugoslavia's rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th
of the Balkan civil war.
1994 - 111 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a stampede
after Indian police baton-charged tribal protesters in the western city
1998 - The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It
was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating
1998 - A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county's effort to block
pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.
2010 - North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island.
‘Latest conflict deepened Gaza humanitarian crisis’
RT - There is a crisis in almost every aspect of life in Gaza, and
Palestinians will never have decent living conditions unless the
blockade is lifted, Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and
Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, told RT.
Egypt's Constitutional Court looking to impeach Morsi says reports
RT - Egypt's Constitutional Court is reportedly considering the
possibility of impeaching President Mohamed Morsi for violating his oath
and undermining the country's constitutional foundations.
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Morsi declares expanded powers...
'Direct assault on sovereignty'? EU resolution forces members to beef up
RT - The European Parliament has voted through a resolution calling for
national militaries to ramp up their might. The EU believes economic
downfall must not become a pretext to give up defense and security
Swiss mull slashing 'fat-cat' salaries
thelocal.ch - The Swiss will vote on an initiative in March that could
put an end to the big pay hikes of top managers at publicly-listed
companies in the country.... A “yes” to the initiative would instantly
thrust Switzerland into the international spotlight as one of a handful
of countries taking concrete steps to rein in rocketing executive pay.
“This is not a Swiss issue,” Thomas Minder, a small businessman in
Schaffhausen and a senator, tells The Local. “All over the world,
there’s the same discussion.”
Sharia police state? Saudi husbands can track wives’ travels
RT - Saudi Arabia introduced an electronic tracking system that alerts
men by text message when their wife is leaving the country, even if they
are traveling together. The system was swiftly condemned by activists
and Twitter users. Saudi women – banned in the country from driving,
denied the right to travel without their husband’s consent and required
to wear a veil from head to toe – are now to be monitored by a new
electronic system that tracks cross-border movement, AFP reported.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama speaks to Netanyahu, Morsi, hails cease-fire
USA Today - The President commended the Prime Minister for
agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal -- which the
President recommended the Prime Minster do -- while reiterating
that Israel maintains the right to defend itself. "The President
said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by
a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its
security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons
and explosives into Gaza. "The President said that he was
committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other
US-Israel missile defense programs."
Obama to Hold ‘Private’ Swear-in Ceremony for Second
Intel Hub - One month from now on January 20, 2013, President
Obama will be required by law to be sworn-in for his second
presidential term by noon. However, something mysterious is
happening again with the ceremony raising the eyebrows of some.
Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, a private ceremony will be
held signifying the possibility of fraud as the “public”
ceremony will be held the following day.
No US sailor saw Bin Laden’s alleged burial
Press TV- More than a year after Navy SEALs supposedly killed
former CIA asset Osama bin Laden, a FOIA by the Associated Press
has produced emails revealing that no American sailors aboard
the USS Carl Vinton witnessed the terrorist’s burial at sea.
VIDEO: High-Tech Guard Tower To Spy on Buffalo Residents
Paul Joseph Watson - Downtown Buffalo residents were shocked
yesterday to see that a high-tech police guard tower had been
erected to spy on Thanksgiving revelers using the same
technology deployed against illegal aliens on the border.
VIDEO: Two dead, dozens hurt after 100+ vehicle pileup in Texas
RT - Two people have died and over 50 have been injured as more
than 100 vehicles piled up on a foggy interstate highway in
southeastern Texas on Thanksgiving Day.... The massive accident
happened on highway I-10, on the eastbound side, around 8 am
local time. At least seven tractor trailers were involved, some
of them carrying hazardous materials, but they are not leaking,
local officials said.
LAPD plans major presence for Black Friday
latimes.com - Helicopters will buzz above some shopping centers,
and below, a cavalry of LAPD officers will patrol on bikes and
horses. From store rooftops, officers will scan the crowds below
looking for unruly behavior. Electronic signs near stores will
warn customers about becoming victims of theft as they navigate
the mass of humanity looking for bargains. The deployments are
part of a new strategy by the LAPD to deal with the retail
roller derby that comes after Thanksgiving. In addition to
stationing officers around shopping centers, the LAPD has been
visiting stores across the city this week, talking to managers
about the psychology of the frantic shopper.
VIDEO: Walmart Enlists Armed Guards Ahead of Black Friday
Adan Salazar - According to the Northridge-Chatsworth Patch,
“There will be 27 additional security guards, four of them
armed, when the holiday shopping surge begins at the Porter
Ranch Walmart on Thanksgiving night.”... Florida’s Boca Raton
Police Department is also on high alert for Black Friday
criminal activity, going one step further by issuing a call for
citizens to spy and snitch on each other in efforts to curtail
an expected pandemonium of “thievery and thuggery.”
Homeland Security Has Spent $430 Million on Radios Its Employees
Don’t Know How to Use
propublica.org - Getting the agencies responsible for national
security to communicate better was one of the main reasons the
Department of Homeland Security was created after the Sept. 11,
2001, terrorist attacks. But according to a recent report from
the department’s inspector general, one aspect of this mission
remains far from accomplished. DHS has spent $430 million over
the past nine years to provide radios tuned to a common, secure
channel to 123,000 employees across the country. Problem is, no
one seems to know how to use them.
TSA abuse: 17,000 and counting
Press TV - 17,000 formal complaints have been filed about TSA
"enhanced" pat-downs since 2009, according to a news report by
Scott MacFarlane of WSBTV Channel 2, Atlanta. This is after a
Congressman, Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, reported that his
17-year-old niece was exposed during a pat-down. Since this is a
Congressman, there is now a federal investigation underway. Once
again, it pays to have friends in high places
The American Red Double Cross
rense.com - My name is Dr. Leonard Horowitz. What I am about to
share with you is deeply disturbing, yet potentially
life-saving. The American Red Cross is not what it appears to
be. . . . And I urge you to continue reading so that you learn
what the ARC really represents.
Related video here.
Nurse Refused To Draw Blood From A DWI Suspect Because Officer
Didn't Have Court Order, She Got Handcuffed
NBC News - A Selma police officer has been suspended with pay
after being accused of handcuffing a nursing supervisor at a
Johnston County hospital over the weekend. Selma police
investigators said Wednesday that officer Travis Abbott took a
suspected drunken driver to the Johnston Medical Center
emergency room in Smithfield around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to have
blood drawn. According to a 911 call, Abbott handcuffed the
nurse when she refused to draw blood because Abbott didn’t have
a court order.
Judge Grants Reprieve To Student Expelled For Refusing To Wear
Tracking Device Badge
CNS News - Andrea Hernandez won’t have to leave her high school
for refusing to wear a badge designed to track her every move
there – yet – her attorneys announced today.
VIDEO: Officer who wrote a public urination ticket over
3-year-old in front yard fired
NewsOK - A police officer who wrote a $2,500 ticket to a mother
on a public urination complaint against her 3-year-old son has
been fired, City Manager Jim Crosby said Tuesday.
Is a Carbon Tax a Done Deal for the US?
caseyresearch.com - We know Obamarama is going to tax the rich,
but I bet many didn't think he would weasel in the carbon tax as
quickly as he is going to now. A Romney win would have been
bullish for coal producers in the US – but Romney lost, and now
so has coal, at least in the near term. The biggest winner from
Obamarama? Natural gas. Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) is now supporting
Obama in bringing a carbon tax to the US. Why would Exxon – and
other big energy companies – join forces to bring on the carbon
tax? The answer is simple: profits
San Francisco Supervisors Approve 220 Square Foot Apartments
CBS San Francisco - San Francisco’s building code got downsized
Tuesday with the Board of Supervisor’s approval of a pilot
program that will build efficiency units, or apartments with
reduced square footage requirements. The legislation, introduced
by Supervisor Scott Wiener, was touted as a way to address the
housing crisis in San Francisco where one bedroom apartments and
studios can run up to $3,000 per month in rent.
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Don’t Think The US Military Is Concerned With The Climate? Think
zengardner.com - There are still a great many people that can’t
bring themselves to imagine that the mighty US military would
have much if any concern with the state of global climate. Many
that can not even begin to believe that the same US military
would be actively involved with ongoing climate modification
“Manhattan Projects” (global geoengineering programs, SAG and
SRM). The glaring reality is that climate change, and the
manipulation of the global climate system, are a top priority
for the US military.
Potent “Superfoods” That Can Improve Your Health and Increase
Dr. Mercola - Replacing processed foods with “superfoods” may
help you shed weight more effortlessly, while promoting optimal
health and longevity. 10 potent “superfoods” include wild-caught
salmon, broccoli, spinach, berries, green tea, avocados, bone
broth, fermented vegetables, coconut oil, and macadamia nuts.
Eat your cruciferous veggies
(NaturalNews) First and foremost, cruciferous veggies contain
lots of cancer-crushing compounds like isothiocyanates (ITCs).
So, a simple thing like eating these guys raw can protect one
from bladder cancer. Out of a random test of 1,400 people, the
ones that ate the most ITCs in their diet were less prone to
developing bladder cancer, with seniors and smokers getting
the best protection.
Avoid these six foods that could trigger acid reflux and IBS
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux or heartburn is a fairly common
digestive problems that is annoying and uncomfortable, but not
serious unless it becomes chronic. Then it's called GERD (Gastroesophageal
reflux disease), which gets to the point of seriously irritating
Natural remedies for a sore throat
(NaturalNews) It is almost inevitable that as soon as the
weather turns cold, noses start running and people start
coughing. Both bacterial infections such as strep throat and
viral infections like the flu can cause sore throats.
Thankfully, viral infections do not respond to antibiotics so
people have to turn to natural remedies. There are many ways to
speed healing of a sore throat without putting harmful
substances into your body.
Google maps say yes, eyes say no: Scientists fail to find
mysterious Pacific island
RT - A largish Pacific island that appears on Google and iOS
Maps, Bing and other online services has been declared not to
exist by team of Australian scientists who spent more than three
weeks looking for it. The Times Atlas of the World labels it as
“Sable Island.” If it did exist, it would be located in French
in History - Thursday - November 22, 2012
1718 - English pirate Edward Teach (a.k.a. "Blackbeard") was killed
during a battle off the coast of North Carolina. British soldiers
cornered him aboard his ship and killed him. He was shot and stabbed
more than 25 times.
1906 - The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted
the SOS distress signal.
1935 - The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA, when
the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft
was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.
1942 - During World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad began.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the
measures for defeating Japan.
1963 - U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a
motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also
seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as
the 36th U.S. President.
1967 - The U.N. Security Council approved resolution 242. The resolution
called for Israel to withdraw from territories it had captured in 1967
and called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist.
1972 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon lifted a ban on American travel
to Cuba. The ban had been put in place on February 8, 1963.
1974 - The U.N. General Assembly gave the Palestine Liberation
Organization observer status.
1977 - Regular passenger service on the Concorde began between New York
1983 - The Bundestag approved NATO's plan to deploy new U.S. nuclear
missiles in West Germany.
1985 - Anne Henderson-Pollard was taken into custody a day after her
husband Jonathon Jay Pollard was arrested for spying for Israel.
1985 - 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States. It was
the largest swearing-in ceremony.
1986 - An Iranian surface-to-surface missile hit a residential area in
the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, wounding 20 civilians.
1986 - Attorney Generel Meese's office discovered a memo in Colonel
Oliver North's office that included an amount of money to be sent to the
Contras from the profits of weapons sales to Iran.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush, his wife, Barbara, and other
congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in
1990 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced she would
1993 - Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free
1994 - In northwest Bosnia, Serb fighters set villages on fire in
response to a retaliatory air strikes by NATO.
1998 - CBS's "60 Minutes" aired a tape of Jack Kevorkian giving lethal
drugs in an assisted suicide of a terminally ill patient. Kevorkian was
later sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder.
2005 - Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's first female chancellor.
VIDEO: Egypt announces Hamas-Israel ceasefire, Netanyahu office confirms
RT - Egypt's foreign minister announced Wednesday that a ceasefire would
begin in Gaza at 19:00 GMT. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
confirmed that a deal had been reached.... The deal stipulates that
Israel “stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip – land sea and air,
including incursions and targeting of individuals,” while “all
Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip
against Israel, including rocket attacks and all attacks along the
United Nations Moves to Impose International Treaties On States
Kurt Nimmo - The United Nations has declared Colorado and Washington in
violation of international treaties following ballot initiatives that
have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The President of the
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced
“grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United
States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by
adults in the states of Colorado and Washington, and in some cities in
the states of Michigan and Vermont,” according to an INCB press release.
YouTube: The International Banking Cartel Exposed
Press TV - A look at the International Banking Cartel led by the Bank
for International Settlement (in Basel, Switzerland) known as the bank
of central banks (58 central banks) and The US Federal reserve System.
Also a look at banking tycoons: from the Rothschild family in Europe to
JP Morgan and others in the US. How banks not only control governments
but also appoint politicians through huge campaign donations.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Thanksgiving… Without the Propaganda
Intel Hub - That time of year is upon us again, when Americans
will play along with traditions that have been largely corrupted
by an establishment who seeks to propagate a dehumanizing
culture of lies. Those may seem like strong words to describe
one of your favorite times of the year, but just bear with me
for a minute. I’m not suggesting that we do away with
Thanksgiving altogether, or any other holiday for that matter.
These are tough times that we are living in and having a day to
relax and spend with loved ones is one of the most positive
things that we can do.
VIDEO: Rand Paul: Relax Marijuana Penalties, Allow States To
Determine Pot Policy
Huffington Post - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued to field
questions this week about a possible entrance into the 2016
Republican presidential mix, reinforcing his views that legal
penalties for marijuana offenses should be reduced and that
states should be responsible for crafting their own laws
regarding the plant.
Obama's Gun Ban List Is Out: “Here It Is, Folks, And It Is Bad
rense.com - Here it is, folks, and it is bad news. The framework
for legislation is always laid, and the Democrats have the votes
to pass anything they want to impose upon us. They really do not
believe you need anything more than a brick to defend your home
and family. Look at the list and see how many you own. Remember,
it is registration, then confiscation. It has happened in the
UK, in Australia, in Europe, in China, and what they have found
is that for some reason the criminals do not turn in their
weapons, but will know that you did.
Cameras Inside Mannequins Spying on Shoppers
Paul Joseph Watson - Just when you thought it was impossible for
surveillance to get any creepier, a company has announced it has
created mannequins with cameras installed inside that can be
used to spy on shoppers and record their conversations – and
that they’ve already been rolled out at numerous fashion stores
across the world.
VIDEO: Father Blames TSA For Incident Which Left Baby Bleeding
Paul Joseph Watson - A man is attempting to file a lawsuit
against the TSA after claiming his baby ended up face down on
the floor bleeding as a result of TSA workers breaking his son’s
cradle carrier at Newark Liberty Airport.
VIDEO: Fox Pundit Jokes Food Stamps Could Be A Diet Plan
thinkprogress.org - Fox Business kicked off Thanksgiving eve
with a joke about food stamps. Discussing Newark, New Jersey
Mayor Cory Booker’s challenge to live on food stamps for one
week, Fox pundit Andrea Tantaros said that living on a $133
monthly allowance for food would make her look “fabulous.”
Meanwhile, a record number of Americans actually rely on this
budget, for less than $1.50 per meal.
YouTube: Why is There Corn in Your Coke?
Coke is made with corn syrup, not real sugar. Why is this?
According to Professor Diana Thomas, part of the reason is
because government policies artificially raise the price of
Black Friday protesters to take on Walmart this week
Press TV - Large groups of labor and community workers are
preparing to hold a Black Friday protest at several Walmart
locations across the state this Friday, including the Walpole
branch of the store, according to an announcement from Jobs with
Justice. Meanwhile, Walmart has asked the National Labor
Relations Board to halt any protests by the United Food and
Commercial Workers International Union trying to disrupt its
business this Black Friday week, according to Framingham Patch.
Black Friday Madness: Tent Cities Set Up to Buy Consumer Crap
Activist Post - They don't call it Black Friday Madness for
nothing. Once again, as in years past, America will go wild and
demonstrate the worst of humanity; including fights, near riots,
knocking down children, and full-on degeneracy -- all in search
of America's Holy Grail: a good deal.
Chase the Common Cold away with Kiwifruit
Natural Society - There is no denying it, cold and flu season is
here, and drugstores are busy with cold sufferers seeking relief
from symptoms. However, there may be an easier and more natural
way to kick the common cold. In our go-go society everyone wants
quick relief, and one little green fruit may be just the answer
Cranberries stop bacteria and promote natural healing
(NaturalHealth365) There are many plant compounds that offer
natural healing benefits. For example, scientific research
reveals that consuming whole cranberries can provide
bacteria-blocking results to prevent urinary tract infections;
ulcers, gum disease – even prevent and reverse cancer.... The
phytonutrients in cranberries are phenolic acids,
proanthocyanidins, antocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids –
all known for their ability to fight cancer. These benefits
extend to cancers of the breast, colon, lung and prostate.
Breast Cancer Risk Jumps Significantly from Working in Toxic
Natural Society - Work environments can be toxic in a variety of
ways, but not all of them lead to endocrine disruption and
cancer. A Canadian case led by British researchers labeled
certain jobs as having raised risks of employees developing
breast cancer. Researchers concluding that 10 years in the
aforementioned professions significantly raised the risk of
breast cancer development.
84-Year-Old Who Wanted To Walk To Get MRI Next Door Charged For
$3,000 Ambulance Ride
Consumerist - Ask someone if they’d rather walk 75 yards for
free or maybe get pushed in a wheelchair and most everyone is
going to say they’d rather do that than shell out $3,000 for an
ambulance ride. An 84-year-old man says he doesn’t quite get why
nurses told him he had to take an ambulance from the hospital to
the medical offices next door to get an MRI.
US special forces look to develop large calibre subsonic bullets
wired.co.uk - In its latest round of small-business
solicitations, the Pentagon's Special Operations Command, or
SOCOM, is seeking out subsonic ammunition. The reason, according
to the solicitation, is to " provide superior covert and stealth
capabilities" for not only the military, but police forces and
the Department of Homeland Security. In theory, and for rifles
in the 5.56, 7.62 and .338 calibres, the bullets will travel at
low enough velocities to avoid breaking the sound barrier, thus
creating no "crack" noise. Breaking the sound barrier also
pretty much negates the use of a sound suppressor, or
Countdown to Judgment Day
Melissa Melton - Human Rights Watch released a 50-page report
this week aimed at governments titled, “Losing Humanity: The
Case Against Killer Robots.” In it, the human rights
organization calls for a ban on any future fully autonomous
weaponized killing machines because they lack human qualities
such as empathy and are unable to meet the basic principles of
international humanitarian law for accountability on human
casualties. That technology may be less science fiction fantasy
and more reality than people realize, with militaries heavily
invested in creating such robots for those exact purposes.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Monsanto insurance: USDA tells farmers to pay for avoiding
troubles with agro-giant
RT - The United State Department of Agriculture has finalized a
report to address concerns from farmers who fear they’ll be next
on an ever-expanding list of defendants sued by biotech giants
Monsanto, but those worries aren’t about to end.
10 Best Herbs for Indoors
Organic Gardening - You can
grow herbs indoors this winter and add that just-picked
taste to your meals, even when snow is drifting up against the
kitchen window. You don't even need special lights—herbs fare
just fine in a bright window. Here are the best herbs for
growing on windowsills and the smart techniques you need to keep
them happy and healthy until you can plant outside again...
in History - Wednesday - November 21, 2012
1783 - The first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The
pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis
d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5½ miles over Paris.
1789 - North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S.
1877 - Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.
1922 - Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to
serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
1929 - Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first art exhibit.
1934 - The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from
San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.
1942 - The Alaska highway across Canada was formally opened.
1953 - British Natural History Museum authorities announced that
"Piltdown Man" was a hoax.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against
1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived
in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of
Texas that would end in Dallas.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt,
announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House
tape recordings related to the Watergate case.
1979 - The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was attacked by a mob
that set the building afire and killed two Americans.
1980 - An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in to find out "who shot
J.R." on the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas. Kristin was the character
that fired the gun. (Texas)
1980 - 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las
1985 - Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard was
arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He was later
sentenced to life in prison.
1986 - U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an inquiry of
the Iran arms sales.
1987 - An eight-day siege began at a detention center in Oakdale, LA, as
Cuban detainees seized the facility and took hostages.
1989 - The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live
for the first time.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the
District of Columbia the 51st state.
1994 - NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was
being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian "safe area" of Bihac.
1995 - France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test
site in the South Pacific.
1995 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 5,000-mark
(5,023.55) for the first time.
1999 - China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space
capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.
2000 - The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to keep the
presidential recounts going.
2001 - Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in computers,
software, training and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools
in the U.S. The offer was intended as part of a deal to settle most of
the company's private antitrust lawsuits.
2002 - NATO invited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania,
Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
Afghans protest Israeli war on Gaza
Press TV - On Wednesday, a large number of Afghan university students,
professors and local officials took to the streets in the province of
Nangarhar, chanting slogans against the Tel Aviv regime and expressing
solidarity with the families of the Palestinian victims of the attacks.
Torching flags of the Israeli regime, the demonstrators also strongly
condemned Tel Aviv’s aggression against the coastal Palestinian enclave
and denounced Washington’s support for the deadly airstrikes.... Over
135 Gazans, including women and children, have been killed and more than
1,100 others have been injured in over 1,450 Israeli attacks on the
besieged Palestinian territory since November 14.
Netanyahu postpones ground operation in Gaza for 24 hours says reports
RT - Israel’s PM has reportedly pushed back by 24 hours an IDF ground
invasion into Gaza, RT’s Middle East bureau chief said. The announcement
precedes a series of critical international negotiations pushing for a
ceasefire between the two sides. The postponement of the military ground
offensive coincides with UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s peace talks in Cairo,
which lobbied for an immediate ceasefire. Ban is expected to arrive in
Jerusalem on Tuesday before traveling into Gaza to assess the
humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territory.
Hamas Shouldn’t Fire Rockets … But Israel Has Violated HUNDREDS of UN
Washington’s Blog - Pulitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges
points out that Israel has broken nearly a hundred UN Security Council
resolutions regarding Gaza alone: The continued presence of Israeli
occupation forces defies nearly a hundred U.N. Security Council
resolutions calling for them to withdraw. The Israeli blockade of Gaza,
established in June 2007, is a brutal form of collective punishment that
violates Article 33 of the Fourth 1949 Geneva Convention, which set up
rules for the “Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.” Here is a
brief sampling of UN Security Council resolutions against Israel...
Note: We have not been able to find a single UN resolution against
Exposed: UN agency rips IDF for video alleging militants use its Gaza
schools to launch rockets
RT - A UN relief agency has shot down allegations levied by the IDF via
an animated film posted on their official YouTube channel saying Hamas
used UN schools and facilities to fire rockets at Israel. The United
Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
(UNRWA) issued a statement Tuesday expressing its “concern” for the use
of footage which wrongly suggested the agency’s complicity in “terrorist
activities” targeting Israel. The agency also took issue with "the
unauthorised use of its logo in computer-generated material."
Report: French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy's computers
The Hill - The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into
the French presidential office earlier this year, the French
cyberwarfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine
l'Express. The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of
several close advisers to then-president Nicolas Sarkozy – including
Chief of Staff Xavier Musca – were compromised in May by a computer
virus that bears the hallmarks of Flame, which was allegedly created by
a U.S.-Israeli team to target Iran's nuclear program. Anonymous French
officials pointed the finger at the United States.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Blowback: Did Israel Help To Create Hamas?
Ben Swann takes a look at how Hamas was encouraged by the
Israeli government before becoming Israel’s enemy.
VIDEO: PressTV: Ron Paul Calls Israeli Aggression In Gaza An
Liberty Crier - Ron Paul speaks out against Israeli aggression
in Gaza calling the military onslaught an “atrocious massacre“.
Paul states that Israel would be more amenable to peace if they
did not have U.S. Military might to back up their aggression.
Feds Bust Four Clueless al-Qaeda Wannabes for Talking About
Kurt Nimmo - he FBI has offered the public yet another bit of
war on terror theater with the arrest of four young men in
California. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the media the
men were arrested for claiming they had planned to join al-Qaeda
and the Taliban and bomb government facilities and public
YouTube: VILE HYPOCRISY EXPOSED by reporter doing his job
Rare reporter dares to challenge, even on ISRAEL, U.S. foreign
policy hypocrisy. See transcript below.
TSA Threat To Opt Out Journalist: ‘We Know Who You Are’
Intel Hub - The TSA has publicly slammed a journalist who opted
out of an x-ray body scan and then reported that her genitals
were groped by an agent who refused to provide her name and even
wore her TSA badge UPSIDE DOWN to avoid being identified. As we
reported yesterday, talk radio host Amy Alkon related the recent
incident at JFK airport, during which she was threatened with
arrest by a TSA supervisor who also refused to identify himself.
Homeland Security Promotes Welfare To New Immigrants In
Government ‘Welcome’ Materials
Daily Caller - Ask not what you can do for your country, but
what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to USA.gov,” a
website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as
the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic
information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a
prominent section for new immigrants about how to access
government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status,
length of time in the United States, and income, you may be
eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.
Shocking truth about retired generals revealed
RT - Nearly three quarters of high-ranking US generals cash in
on their military experience by working for defense contractors
after retiring, often still advising the Department of Defense
and creating a potential bias in the government.
VIDEO: Sources: Office of the DNI cut "al Qaeda" reference from
Benghazi talking points, and CIA, FBI signed off
CBS News - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director
of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al
Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points
given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack
- with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or
State Department did not make those changes.
YouTube: Rand Paul single-handedly tries to stop NDAA
RT - Just days before Thanksgiving, the US Senate was planning
on taking a vote on the National Defense Authorization Act, but
there has been a slight delay. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has
proposed an amendment halting the vote. In it, Paul reaffirms
the sixth amendment guaranteeing a fair a speedy trial to all
Americans which has been threatened by the NDAA. Brian Doherty,
senior editor for Reason.Com, give us his take on the latest
Homeland Security Wants to More Than Double Its Predator Drone
Fleet Inside the US, Despite Safety and Privacy Concerns
EFF - Despite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress
that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens—and a
report from its own Inspector General recommending to stop
buying them—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has
indicated it wants to more than double its fleet of Predator
drones used to fly surveillance missions inside the United
States. Yesterday, California Watch reported that DHS signed a
contract that could be worth as much as $443 million with
General Atomics for the purchase up to fourteen additional
Predator drones to fly near the border of Mexico and Canada.
Congress would still need to appropriate the funds, but if they
did, DHS' drone fleet would increase to twenty-four.
FEMA may house Sandy survivors in stackable dwelling units in
New York and New Jersey
gsnmagazine.com - The agency has issued a “sources sought”
notice looking for information from potential suppliers of
“modular, ‘stackable’ housing unit designs appropriate for local
weather, efficient use of limited ground space, and efficient
installation (including utilities and stairways),” explains the
notice.... In an earlier version of the notice, FEMA referred to
“Interim/Permanent Housing,” but in a later version of the same
notice, the word “Permanent” was conspicuously eliminated. As
FEMA put it: “The occurrence of ‘Permanent’ is deleted.”
Cancer Victim Forced To Go Through TSA Body Scanner Despite
Paul Joseph Watson - Infowars has received multiple accounts of
travelers saying they were told by TSA screeners that they were
mandated to go through the body scanners, despite the fact that
Americans have a legal right to opt out and be subjected to an
“enhanced pat down” instead. “I was in the New Orleans airport
and asked to opt-out. They made me go through the x-ray AND I
had to go through a pat-down. I’m sure that is in violation of
the TSA policy. I was reduced to tears,” writes Lynn Baker.
Indiana home explosion investigated as homicide
AP - We are turning this into a criminal homicide
investigation," [Homeland Security Director Gary] Coons said
after meeting with residents, the first public acknowledgement
by investigators of a possible criminal element to the Nov. 10
explosion. Search warrants have been executed and officials are
now looking for a white van that was seen in the subdivision on
the day of the blast, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said.
Federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for
information in the case.
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Indianapolis Explosion: Did it come from the sky?
Bernanke warns of threats to recovery
Press TV - The U.S. central bank chief said Tuesday that
concerns about the so-called “fiscal cliff” are weighing on the
economy as the prospect of some $600-billion in combined tax
increases and spending cuts hinders business investment now. The
uncertainty has become a headwind for the still-struggling U.S.
recovery. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders say
they are committed to an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff,
and negotiations are expected to dominate Washington for most of
December, if not longer. Mr. Bernanke called on lawmakers to act
sooner rather than later.
Detroit council rejects condition for cash infusion
Press TV - Detroit will not receive $10 million in bond funding
that was set to be released Tuesday now that the City Council
has rejected a legal contract that was required for release of
the money, Mayor Dave Bing said. Bing made the announcement
after the Detroit City Council on Tuesday afternoon rejected a
contract to hire the outside law firm Miller Canfield to handle
parts of the city's reform agenda. The contract was a key
component in meeting the so-called "milestone agreement" reached
last week between Bing and the state to get $30 million in cash
flowing into the city.
55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America
This Holiday Season
Economic Collapse - This is the time of the year when Americans
run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their
shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers
in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages.
By doing this, the American people are actively participating in
the destruction of the U.S. economy. You see, buying products
that are made in America is not just a matter of national pride.
It is a matter of national survival.
More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year
Than Ever Before
The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income
families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a
person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal....
This Thanksgiving, 42.2 million Americans will be on food
stamps, according to the Economic Policy Institute. This is
roughly the size of the populations of California and
Connecticut combined. Not surprisingly, feeding millions of
Americans isn't cheap. The cost of the SNAP program last year
reached $72 billion, the highest to date, according to the
Congressional Budget Office.
Former executive guilty of robo-signing
Press TV - In a landmark robo-signing case, a former executive
of a Jacksonville mortgage-processing giant faces up to five
years in prison after pleading guilty to orchestrating years of
fraudulent foreclosure documents, according to a plea deal filed
Tuesday in Jacksonville federal court. Lorraine Brown, who
headed a Georgia processing firm, DocX, that earned tens of
millions of dollars off the foreclosure crisis, admitted to
coaching employees to falsify signatures in order to speed up
foreclosures and boost the firm's profits.
Beware, diabetics: Airport scanners damage insulin pumps
(NaturalNews) The full-body scanners now in use at many U.S.
airports can damage insulin pumps and continuous glucose
monitoring (CGM) devices, according to an article published in
the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
Magnesium reduces the risk of colon and pancreatic cancers in
(NaturalNews) The role of magnesium in cancer is quickly gaining
interest among researchers because of recent studies showing
protective effects against multiple cancers. The most recent
studies have shown that every additional 100 mg of magnesium
daily may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent,
and of pancreatic cancer by 21 percent.
Healing arthritis the Gerson way
(NaturalNews) In her book, Healing Arthritis the Gerson Way,
Charlotte Gerson explains that healing begins with recognizing
and overcoming deficiency and toxicity. This is why Dr. Gerson
found that nearly all degenerative diseases, including cancer,
respond positively to a vegetarian, salt-free nutrition. The
body needs an abundance of real nutrients and to be cleansed of
the poisons in our modern food supply and environment. This is
the path to healing according to Gerson.
Doctors billing Medicare for patients' unneeded, expensive tests
(NaturalNews) A new study just published in Online First by
Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication,
concludes that diagnostic tests are frequently repeated on
Medicare beneficiaries when there's absolutely no compelling
medical reason. It seems obvious the only other explanation is
for physicians to make more money by billing Medicare numerous
times for repeated tests for the same patients.
Sweet Potatoes and Maple Syrup: A Healthy Pairing
Green Med Info - According to a researcher at the University of
Rhode Island maple syrup has more than 20 antioxidant compounds
that may have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic
properties. The researchers believe that because the sap is just
under the bark which is exposed to sunlight, maple syrup
contains phenolics, the anti-oxidants also found in olive oil
and berries. It has long been understood that pure maple syrup
is rich in minerals and an excellent source of manganese and
zinc. Manganese is a trace mineral with a long list of health
benefits, including maintaining healthy bones and nerves,
synthesizing cholesterol, maintaining normal blood sugar levels
and promoting healthy thyroid function.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of
Existence In America
blacklistednews.com - An entire way of life is rapidly dying
right in front of our eyes. The family farm is being
systematically wiped out of existence in America, and big
agribusiness and the federal government both have blood all over
their hands. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
the number of farms in the United States has fallen from about
6.8 million in 1935 to only about 2 million today. That doesn't
mean that there is less farming going on. U.S. farms are
producing more than ever. But what it does mean is that farming
is increasingly becoming dominated by the big boys. The rules of
the game have been tilted in favor of big agribusiness so
dramatically that most small farmers find that they simply
cannot compete anymore.
Exceptionally grave damage: NSA refuses to declassify Obama’s
RT - The National Security Agency has shot down a Freedom of
Information Act request for details about an elusive
presidential order that may allow the government to deploy the
military within the United States for the supposed sake of
cybersecurity. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
reports on Tuesday that their recent FOIA request for
information about a
top-secret memo signed last month by US President Barack
Obama has been rejected [PDF].
Now attorneys for EPIC say they plan to file an appeal to get to
the bottom of Presidential Policy Directive 20.
Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP as the
Next Round of Negotiations Approach
EFF - The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
agreement negotiations will take place from December 3-12 in
Auckland, New Zealand, and it will be done with the same level
of secrecy as the last 14 rounds. And like all of the previous
rounds of talks, it will take place in a luxury venue, only this
time in a high-end casino, that itself is embroiled in its own
controversy over corrupt dealings.
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
cnet.com - A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans'
e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government
agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current
law, CNET has learned. Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic
chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has dramatically
reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement
concerns, according to three individuals who have been
negotiating with Leahy's staff over the changes. A vote on his
bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans'
e-mail, is scheduled for next week.
VIDEO: Magnetic Pole Shifting Happening Now
It's not wandering. It's shifting. But is it reversing?
Will a physical axis shift follow?
Published by Truth Never Told
in History - Tuesday - November 20, 2012
1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1818 - Simon Bolivar formally declared Venezuela independent of Spain.
1873 - Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and Pest were
united to form the capital of Hungary.
1901 - The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the
Panama Canal by the U.S.
1910 - Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa
and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
1945 - 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal
in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of
Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey.
1959 - Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and
Sweden met to create the European Free Trade Association.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its
missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the
1967 - The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC,
went past 200 million.
1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of
the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.
1970 - The majority in U.N. General Assembly voted to give China a seat,
but two-thirds majority required for admission was not met.
1975 - After nearly 40 years of absolute rule, Spain's General Francisco
1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to
address Israel's parliament.
1983 - An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV
movie "The Day After." The movie depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.
1986 - Dr. Halfdan Maher, the director of the World Health Organization,
announced the first coordinated global effort to fight the disease AIDS.
1988 - Egypt and China announced that they would recognize the
Palestinian state proclaimed by the Palestine National Council.
1990 - Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into the
country of Kuwait.
1990 - The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after
completing a secret military mission.
1992 - A fire seriously damaged the northwest side of Windsor Castle in
1993 - The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation
1994 - The Angolan government and rebels signed a treaty in Zambia to
end 19 years of war.
1998 - Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven.
Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy
bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the
1998 - Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health
claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up
billboard advertising of cigarettes.
2001 - The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the
Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was
held on what would have been Kennedy's 76th birthday.
Israel-Hamas 'Open War': LIVE UPDATES
RT - The latests Israeli air strikes have killed a further six people in
Gaza, pushing the death toll up to 116. Over 920 Gazans have been
injured so far in Israel's 'Pillar of Defense' military campaign.
Israel calls up 68,000 army reservists
Press TV - The Israeli regime has called up about 68,000 army reservists
for a possible ground invasion into the Gaza Strip as Tel Aviv continues
deadly airstrikes on the besieged coastal enclave.
Israeli authors sign petition for truce
Press TV - Some 100 prominent Israelis, including authors and artists
signed a petition called “We have to talk” and called for direct
negotiations between Tel Aviv and Hamas. The petition calls for a
long-term ceasefire and for talks, either directly or through an
international mediator, “because the residents of the South, like the
people of Gaza, have the right to look up to the sky with hope and not
with fear.” Well-known authors and artists, including Amos Oz, Yoram
Kaniuk, Yehoshua Sobol, David Ofek, Ohad Naharin and Yuval Ben-Ami are
among the 100 celebrated figures who signed the petition.
Bloodlust in Israel: 'Flatten Gaza, send it back to Middle Ages, they
need to die!'
RT - While Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) official Nabil
Sheath expressed hope Sunday night that negotiations would continue,
very different noises were coming out of Israel. Interior Minister Eli
Yishai said Operation Pillar of Defense would continue and likely be
expanded, a reference to the possibility that a ground offensive has
already been given the go-ahead. The war in Gaza “must be so painful and
difficult that the terror groups will not think twice but a hundred
times before they fire missiles against Israel again,” it was reported
in The Israel National News.
Israeli embassy attacked in Denmark
Press TV - Pro-Palestinian protesters have attacked the Israeli embassy
in Denmark's Copenhagen, expressing their anger at Israel’s ongoing
attacks on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
VIDEO: Sanctions: More Deadly Than The Atomic Bomb?
Liberty Crier - Comparing the effects of sanctions vs nuclear bombs.
Contrasting the fatalities of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to those
of the sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990s. “Genocide masquerading as
policy” as one congressman put it. Should the US do the same to Iran?
Are sanctions a legitimate ‘diplomatic tool’ to avert war?
British doctor gives wrong vaccines to children for more than three
years, hundreds of children now face health risk
(NaturalNews) Hundreds of parents living in the Barnsley area of the
U.K. were shocked to learn recently that their young children had been
improperly vaccinated with the wrong vaccines, some more than three
years prior to being notified about the serious blunder. The U.K.'s
Daily Mail reports that the unidentified doctor responsible for the
mix-up administered the botched vaccines to at least 221 children, all
of whom are now being offered "replacement" vaccines to supposedly make
up for this monumental medical error.
Russia: US blocks bid to stop attack on Gaza
Press TV - Russia's U.N. ambassador on Monday expressed frustration that
the Security Council has remained silent about the escalating violence
in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Morocco
circulated a proposed press statement last Thursday but foot-dragging by
one council member meant it "is still bogged down. Churkin said, "To me,
it looks like a filibuster attempt.".
VIDEO: Israeli missiles hit Gaza media center for 2nd time, top militant
RT - The Al-Sharouk compound, which houses many media offices in Gaza,
has been targeted once again in an Israeli airstrike. Islamic Jihad says
one of its top leaders was killed in the attack.... Islamic Jihad says
one of its top militant leaders, Ramiz Harb was killed in the strike on
Monday. Harb is a leading figure Islamic Jihad's militant wing, the Al
Quds Brigades. The IDF described Harb as a chief propagandist for the
U.S. sends warships in case evacuation needed
kmbc.com - Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the
eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed
to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two
U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an
extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not
currently planning for one.... But the decision to send the ships even
if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing
concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed.
Gaza update: death toll rises, family blown up by Israeli missile,
hacking spree by Anonymous grows, Hamas holds to aggressive stance
Activist Post - The horrific events in Gaza have continued unabated
since I wrote my last news roundup on the subject. No matter your
position on the conflict, the situation is hardly acceptable. An entire
family in Gaza was killed by an Israeli missile, reportedly due to
technical error, resulting in the deaths of Ibrahim, 2, Yusef, 4, Jamal,
6, and Sara, 7, all children of Mohamed El Dallo, a man whom the
Telegraph called a “rumored Hamas member.”
President Obama Gives Pakistan And Yemen Permission To Attack United
mediaite.com - Sunday morning in Thailand, President Barack Obama
exchanged the usual pleasantries and gave the usual declarations to the
press... When asked about the ongoing (and growing) Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, the president gave a full-throated defense of Israel’s
decision to launch military strikes on Gaza in return for Palestinian
rocket attacks. But Reason‘s Mike Riggs noticed something particularly
hilarious/sad about the president’s remarks: Obama accidentally
satirized himself and American foreign policy with a few unwittingly
ironic lines (emphasis mine).
Dollar collapse: 7 of 10 Asian countries turn to yuan
veteransnewsnow.com - The Peterson Institute for International
Economics, or PIIE, said in its latest research that China has moved
closer to its long-term goal for the renminbi to become a global reserve
currency. Since the global financial crisis, the report said, more and
more nations, especially emerging economies, see the yuan as the main
reference currency when setting their exchange rate. And now seven out
of 10 economies in the region — including South Korea, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand — track the renminbi more closely than
they do the US dollar.
Uruguay Law Introduced in Congress To Allow Marijuana Production
Huffington Post - The draft law would instead create a National Cannabis
Institute with the power to license individuals and companies to produce
and sell marijuana for recreational, medicinal or industrial uses. It
would foster marijuana growing clubs to provide the weed to their
members. And most significantly, it would allow anyone to grow a limited
amount of marijuana in their own homes, and possess marijuana for their
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Clinton to visit Israel amid Gaza war
Press TV - Clinton, who was in Cambodia to take part in the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting, will
leave Phnom Penh for al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Tuesday to meet
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss the Gaza
war, said deputy US national security advisor Ben Rhodes.
"Secretary Clinton will emphasize the US interest in a peaceful
outcome that protects and enhances Israel's security and
regional security," Rhodes said.
House GOP urges Obama not to nominate Rice
Press TV - Nearly 100 U.S. House Republicans urged President
Obama not to consider nominating U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Susan Rice as secretary of state In a letter, the Republicans
said Rice's credibility was gravely harmed by her account of the
Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in
which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three diplomatic
employees died, The Hill reported.
YouTube: Will Judge Napolitano Run for President in 2016
Robert Wenzel of Economic Policy Journal - Judge Napolitano
talks to Wenzel about his new book, Theodore and Woodrow. Find
out how these presidents were instrumental in Americans losing
many of their freedoms. In addition, the Judge tells Wenzel if
he will run for president in 2016. He also discusses why the
potential for civil unrest and a totalitarian state are a very
Marine Corps get first F-35, but with no weapons or the right
RT - Lockheed Martin has started to send F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter jets to the Marine Corps, but the finishing touches on
the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition ever are still
years away.... So far the F-35 program has set the Pentagon back
$395.7 billion, or 70 percent more than they initially planned
on spending. But while a finished product is still years down
the road, the primitive model being touted around the Yuma base
is apparently being used to show that the strikers will soon be
ready, hell or high water. In the meantime, though, there isn’t
much they can do with the craft.
California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once
RT - Imagine the police taking a picture: any picture of a
person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a
second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon
millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored
on the cloud. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition
technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening.
Hunters Shoot Drone Out Of Sky: “Octocopter” Was Owned By Animal
beforeitsnews.com - Nearly 6 months ago, Judge Andrew Napolitano
went on record saying that the 1st American to shoot down a
drone would be an instant hero. I get the feeling that this was
not exactly what he was talking about, but a drone has been shot
down nonetheless. Police are investigating an incident at a
Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting
grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather
than a living and breathing one.
Read more here.
VIDEO: Student Expelled for Refusing Location Tracking RFID
Aaron Dykes - After months of protesting a policy requiring high
school students to wear an RFID-enabled ID badge around their
necks at all times, Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily
withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio effective
November 26th, according to a letter sent by the district that
has now been made public.
Holiday Travel Tips from the TSA: Cakes and Pies ‘are subject to
Adan Salazar - The TSA is on high alert for any suspicious
turkey complements this Thanksgiving holiday, and in alleged
efforts to expedite travelers they’ve released a
list of prohibited items and
holiday travel tips.
YouTube: Body Scanners Will Lead to the NWO
The most threatening thing about body scanners is not radiation,
or naked images but biometric data storage. Which will help
create a cashless society.
Democrats win last undecided House races
Press TV - Democrats claimed victory Monday in the final
undecided House races of the 2012 election, as President Barack
Obama's party picked up a total of eight seats to narrow the
Republican majority. Two closely watched races in California saw
Republicans Dan Lungren and Brian Bilbray concede defeat to
Democratic challengers at the weekend, while Arizona's Ron
Barber, an ex-aide to Democrat Gabrielle Giffords who resigned
this year after being wounded in a shooting, claimed victory to
hold his seat.
Republicans Wimp Out, Fail to Oppose Democrat Plan to Tax Wealth
Kurt Nimmo - Congress is currently in discussions with the Obama
administration about enacting a new round of taxes to pay for
profligate government spending. The increase will fall on the
“rich,” defined by the government as anybody who earns more than
$250,000 a year. Democrats are all for taxing the so-called
rich, while Republicans favor going after entitlements in order
to confront the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Republicans, however,
have agreed to not “explicitly reject the suggestion they accept
a Senate-passed bill that would allow tax rates to rise on top
earners,” in other words the last remaining producers of wealth
in the United States.
Obamacare forces Denny's restaurants to cut workers' hours, add
five percent surcharge to customers
(NaturalNews) One of those business leaders is John Metz, a
Florida-based restaurateur who owns and operates 40 Denny's
family-style eateries as well as the Hurricane Grill & Wings
franchise. He said recently he plans to add a five percent
surcharge to customers' meals in order to pay for Obamacare's
required health mandates. He also said he will have to cut back
on employees' hours. It's not that he wants to see his customers
and employees suffer, mind you. "Although it may sound
terrible," he says it's his "only alternative" if he wants to
keep his business afloat.
Ten Numbers The Rich Would Like Fudged
nationofchange.org - The numbers reveal the deadening effects of
inequality in our country, and confirm that tax avoidance,
rather than a lack of middle-class initiative, is the cause.
‘Shadow Banking’ Still Thrives, System Hits $67 Trillion
Reuters - The shadow banking system - blamed for aggravating the
financial crisis - grew to a new high of $67 trillion globally
last year, a top regulatory group said, calling for tighter
control of the sector. A report by the Financial Stability Board
(FSB) on Sunday appeared to confirm fears among policymakers
that the so-called shadow banking system of non-bank
intermediaries continues to harbour risks to the financial
VIDEO: Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity
(CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Friday
that Congress should stop placing legal limits on the amount of
money the government can borrow and effectively lift the debt
limit to infinity. On Bloomberg TV, “Political Capital” host Al
Hunt asked Geithner if he believes “we ought to just eliminate
the debt ceiling.”
Thousands Of LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve
CBS Los Angeles - A coalition of Southland labor and community
leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX
contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their
contract with the airport earlier this year. ...AVSG left more
than 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when
it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.... As
many as 1,000 airport workers and union supporters are expected
to march on Century Boulevard just as an estimated 1.8 million
passengers are expected to travel through LAX over the holiday
End the Fed rally this weekend!
Daily Paul - Adam Kokesh and Christina Tobin will be in Little
Rock, Arkansas on the 24th for the
Arkansas End the Fed rally.
TWINKIES ARE SAVED! Hostess And Bakers Union Agree To Mediation
Business Insider - Twinkies have been saved — for now. Hostess
and the Bakers Union have agreed to mediation, preventing a
shutdown, CNBC reports. There are 18,500 jobs at stake. 5,000 of
the workers are members of the Bakers Union.
New Meningitis B Vaccine Uses New Adjuvant Not Proven Safe
Gaia Health - A new vaccine by Novartis, Bexsero, has just been
approved by the FDA and is already headed for vaccine schedules
in the US and UK, planned for children as young as two months.
Bexsero contains new adjuvants that may carry dangers equivalent
to Freund’s adjuvant, which is used to create autoimmune
disorders in lab animals. The new adjuvant, called OMV Por A, is
not being named as an adjuvant by Novartis. It is, instead,
referred to as an antigen, as documented in a combination press
release/advertisement by Norvartis. Why? Why would Novartis
label an ingredient as an antigen—when its function is
demonstrably as an antigen?
Worker Could be Punished Over Flu Shot
Dr. Mercola - An employee of Mercy Hospital in West St. Louis
County, Missouri recently spoke with CNN about her frustrations
surrounding their flu shot policy. Employees are required to get
a flu shot, or they will become ineligible for a raise in 2013,
as well as face corrective action in the form of a written
warning. Despite being happy with her job otherwise, this
particular employee noted well-founded fears over proven adverse
reactions linked to the shot, and feels her personal freedoms
are being violated.
New Health Ranger video exposes the truth about MSG, mercury and
formaldehyde in vaccines
(NaturalNews) Did you know the CDC openly admits that all the
following chemicals are intentionally added to vaccines?
Formaldehyde, aluminum, MSG (monosodium glutamate) and mercury.
Each of these toxic substances is well known to cause
neurological damage, and the amounts added to vaccines are far
beyond mere "trace" levels....
Click here to watch the video on TV.naturalnews.com.
Scientists discover new way Big Pharma drugs create dangerous
(NaturalNews) Scientists have assumed that antibiotic resistance
is developed inside animals who are routinely fed
antibiotic-laced food. But now Washington State University (WSU)
researchers have found another way the massive use of the
pharmaceutical industry's antibiotics can spur on the growth of
potentially dangerous superbugs. Here's the dangerous "recipe"
for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to WSU scientists:
Mix cow dung and soil, then add urine infused with metabolized
antibiotic. The urine destroys normal E. coli in the dung-soil
mixture. And that's when the trouble begins.
Antibiotic-resistant E. coli, a dangerous superbug, will survive
in the soil and then recolonize in a cow's gut through pasture,
forage or bedding.
Miss America Contender Latest to Surgically Remove Breasts to
Natural Society - Following in the footsteps of women like
Sharon Osbourne and others, a 24-year-old Miss America
contestant who is set to represent Washington D.C. has announced
that she will be removing both of her breasts through double
masectomy in order to ‘prevent’ breast cancer that killed her
Five-hour energy drinks linked to death, convulsions and
(NaturalNews) Researchers continue to discover more evidence
that all of those energy drinks, which are pushed by
high-profile athletes, sports companies and the mainstream
media, are not just bad for you, they are downright dangerous.
5 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux
Natural Society - Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans suffer
from acid reflux, but if you are aware of the numerous natural
remedies for acid reflux, you will not suffer.
7 Ways to Detox Pesticides from Your Body
Natural Society - We can buy organic, grow our food, and use
fancy water filtration, but we are still exposed to these modern
chemicals on a daily basis. The key to minimizing the effects of
pesticides come through both minimizing our exposure, but also
through detoxification and preventing their effects on our
bodies. So, how can you detox from pesticide exposure? Here are
7 tips on how to detox pesticides.
Fermented Vegetables and Fennel are More Effective Than Calcium
to Prevent Bone Loss
Dr.Mercola - Many are under the mistaken impression that a
prescription drug combined with megadose calcium supplements is
the answer to strong and healthy bones. In reality, as new
research has once again revealed, nature has provided some of
the best substances for preventing bone loss right in the foods
you eat. Fermented vegetables using special starter culture
designed to optimize vitamin K2 is one of your best strategies
for maintaining healthy bones and preventing bone loss, in
combination with vitamin D.
4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling
Natural Society - Whether you’re flying out of state for the
holidays or making a long drive the last business conference of
the year, you’re likely dreading the possibility of putting on
pounds or developing the sniffles in your travels. There are
plenty of precautions to take while on the move to ensure you
maintain the kind of health you work so hard for in your usual
element. Here are the basics.
Tips for Making Your Thanksgiving Dinner as Healthy as Possible
Dr.Mercola - For a healthful Thanksgiving dinner, opt for
organic pasture-raised turkey, organic vegetables, and organic
potatoes. Items best forgone include stuffing and bread, while
canned cranberry sauce can be replaced with fresh, raw
cranberries, and simmered bone broth is a healthy replacement
for gravy.... My own dessert creation, a chocolate candy recipe
is included, which is chockfull of healthy fats and
antioxidants, while containing virtually no sugar.
VIDEO: Gene Predicts Time Of Death Down To Hour, Study Suggests
Huffington Post - In an study published in the November 2012
issue of the Annals of Neurology scientists studying the body's
biological clock (a.k.a. the circadian rhythm) report the
discovery of gene variant that not only determines the
likelihood of your being a morning person, but also predicts,
with unsettling accuracy, your likely time of death.
in History - Monday - November 19, 2012
1850 - The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn
Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he
dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield
1893 - The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday
New York World.
1895 - The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.
1919 - The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a vote of
55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority was needed for
1942 - During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter
offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
1954 - Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the
Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
1959 - Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's
second landing on the moon.
1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to
set foot in Israel on an official visit.
1981 - U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met
for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1990 - NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
1993 - The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime
1994 - The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb
forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
1997 - In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was
only the second known case where all seven were born alive.
1998 - The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
1999 - In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after adopting a
new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was criticized for its
military campaign against Chechnya's separatist movement.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air
security bill in U.S. history.
2002 - The oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off
northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons of fuel oil
when it ruptured November 13th and was towed about 150 miles out to sea.
2002 - The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424
2003 - Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the
September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were
unveiled. One design would be built at the site of the World Trade
Deadly mistake: IDF wipes out Palestinian family due to technical error
RT - "Israel has killed a family of eleven people this evening, and
many, many more. If Israel wants to stop its aggression, then we can
talk. But before then, how could we consider any deal?" Salama Maroof, a
senior Hamas spokesman told the Daily Telegraph. IDF said the source of
the error was either a failure to laser-paint the correct target or that
one of the munitions in the strike misfired, Haaretz newspaper reported.
The Israeli military is investigating the incident.
Israel gives Hamas 36-hours ultimatum before starting major offensive
RT - Israel has demanded that Hamas cease firing rockets into Israel for
a period of “several years” and that they stop the smuggling of weapons
into Gaza. The conditions are part of a six-part proposal put forward by
the Israeli government at negotiations with Hamas in Cairo. In addition,
the proposal asked that Israel be allowed to hunt down terrorists in the
event of an attack or if it obtains information on an imminent attack.
Hamas’ official Moussa Abu Marzuk said Hamas would not accept the
creation of an Israeli "security belt" in eastern Gaza.
Russian FM calls for Israel-Hamas ceasefire following attacks on Gaza
RT - Russia’s Foreign Ministry has urged an immediate ceasefire between
the IDF and Palestinian militants to avoid more fatalities. Moscow
promised to engage the UN and the Middle-East quartet to normalize the
situation around the Gaza Strip. Moscow labeled rocket strikes on
Israeli territory unacceptable, while calling Israeli strikes on Gaza
Israel-Hamas 'Open War': LIVE UPDATES
Russia Today's up to the minute live updates.
YouTube: Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
RT - Israeli bombs are hitting refugee camps in Gaza, killing four
children, as Israel claims it's ready to 'significantly expand' the
assault. In all, the death toll in the bombardment has risen to at least
50 Palestinians since Wednesday. Hamas has been retaliating against the
attacks with rocket fire, killing three Israelis over the same period.
Its most recent strikes hit the south of Israel and also targeted Tel
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‘Israel knowingly targeted the media’...
VIDEO: Israel Blocks Tel-Aviv with ‘Iron Dome’
Jerusalem Post - According to Israel Radio, over 70 rockets have fallen
on the South on the fourth day of Operation Pillar of Defense. The Iron
Dome rocket defense system intercepted 25 of the rockets..... On Friday
evening Defense Minister Ehud Barak received Cabinet approval for the
IDF's request to increase the maximum number of reservists it could
enlist to 75,000 ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation.
VIDEO: Bombing press: Israeli strike on Gaza media center injures at
RT - An Israeli airstrike on a media compound has injured at least six
journalists, Palestinian medical authorities say. Among the outlets
damaged are local, Italian, German, Lebanese and Kuwaiti channels. RT's
office in Gaza was affected too.... Two buildings of a media center in
Gaza City were targeted by Israeli warplanes early on Sunday in a series
of strikes. Witnesses reported that the journalists had evacuated after
an initial attack, which was followed by at least two more hits. The
buildings were heavily damaged.
The REAL Reason for the Assault In Gaza?
Washington's Blog - We noted yesterday that many speculate that the
timing of the war in Gaza is because it is (1) after the U.S. elections
and before the Israeli elections or (2) part of the run-up to a war with
Iran. A third reason is also quite possible. Asia News reported last
month: The debate on U.N. recognition of Palestine will be held in
mid-November. This was announced two days ago by Vuk Jeremic, President
of the U.N. General Assembly. “The leaders of the Palestinian National
Authority (PNA) are going to engage in extensive discussions”, said
Jeremic, “coming to a conclusion as to what they want to do some time in
500 Egyptian activists cross into Gaza in show of solidarity
Press TV - About 500 Egyptian activists have crossed into the besieged
Gaza Strip in a move to express their solidarity with the Palestinians
amid a new wave of violent Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave....
The visit, also aimed at delivering medical supplies to those wounded in
the deadly attacks, took place on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.
Rockets landing in Israel's Eshkol fired from Sinai: reports
Press TV - An Israeli army official said the regime launched an
investigation into the possibility of rockets being fired from Egypt
toward the occupied lands. Israel suspects that the rockets that hit
Eshkol late on Friday were fired from Sinai. On Wednesday, four rockets
landed in an Israeli settlement located near the Egyptian border.
Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk reported Friday that an Egyptian militant
group in Sinai Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the launching of
Turkey premier visits Egypt on Gaza
Press TV - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in
Egypt to discuss the Israeli regime’s deadly aerial assault on the
besieged Gaza Strip with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi.
Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials
RT - The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the
Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and
personal emails of 5,000 officials. The message said: "It has come to
our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings
about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel
and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring
countries."... The group also said "Israeli Gov. this is/will turn into
Oops! Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members
ABC News - In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out
a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC'd
the names of everyone on his mailing list.... The list, made up of more
than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes
an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan
legislator, several academics and activists, an ... Afghan consultative
committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan
warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind
several attacks against coalition troops.
Thousands of Spanish police officers march against austerity (PHOTOS)
RT - Around 5,000 Spanish police officers marched through the streets of
Madrid on Saturday to protest government austerity measures, including
frozen pensions and the elimination of their Christmas bonuses. Officers
travelled from across Spain to take part in the demonstration which was
called by the nation’s main policing union.
Banks may shrink for good as layoffs near 160,000
LONDON (Reuters) - Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts
since early last year and with more layoffs to come as the industry
restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as
redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. A Reuters analysis
of job cuts announced by 29 major banks showed the layoffs were much
bigger in Europe than in Asia or the United States. That is a particular
blow to Britain where the finance industry makes up roughly 10 percent
of the economy.
More than 10,000 protest in Ireland over woman’s death from denied
RT - Thousands marched through Dublin in protest over archaic Irish
abortion laws that led to the death of an Indian woman who asked to
terminate her pregnancy, but was denied that right because of hospital’s
“Catholic” beliefs. Thirty-one-year-old Savita Halappanavar died on
October 28, following severe pain and the likelihood of miscarriage at
17 weeks into her pregnancy. Savita reportedly came to a Galway hospital
seeking an abortion several times, but was denied. Later, she had a
miscarriage and died from septicemia, or blood poisoning.
One Million Robots: Our Replacements Have Arrived
Activist Post - Foxconn is a Chinese electronics manufacturer of mobile
devices and gaming consoles. The company has been the target of negative
news lately about work conditions that have led to mutiny and suicides.
They are a supplier of Apple, Kindle, Xbox 360 and others... Now it
seems that Foxconn would like to replace these troublesome humans
demanding rights and fair pay with robots.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/19/12
If a People Cannot Secede, They Are Not Free.
Retiring Ron Paul To Take His Case For Liberty To College
The Hill - In an interview with The Hill, the Texas Republican
clearly indicated that he isn’t ready for the rocking chair. The
77-year-old physician-politician said, “I'm excited about
spending more time on college campuses, not less. College
campuses will still be on my agenda. That's where the action is.
"He added, “The young people don't like the debt they are
inheriting, the violation of their civil liberties. They don't
like the war and it's a fertile field. The people up here sort
of ignore them."
TSA opt-out movement starts Today
Examiner - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will
face some push-back during the big Thanksgiving travel week, as
part of the Alex-Jones-ordered “Opt Out and Film Week.” From
Nov. 19 through Nov. 26, Jones is encouraging travelers to
refuse to go through the radiation-laden body scanners. They
should also film the invasive body pat-down that will likely
ensue if they decide to opt-out.
Be Aware on the Roads: Nationwide Checkpoints and Speed Traps
Planned For Week of Thanksgiving
Intel Hub - News reports for almost every town in the country
are warning of DUI checkpoints, speed traps and an increase in
police activity for the whole week surrounding the thanksgiving
holiday. Most police departments depend on holidays to generate
extra revenue and there will be overtime crews out there with
the specific intention of pulling over average, nonviolent
people to give them tickets.
Petraeus lied to Congress: Lawmakers say general’s remarks
contradict earlier testimony
RT - Retired US Army General David Petraeus testified before
Congress this week about the storming of a US consulate building
in Benghazi, contradicting previous statements made by the
since-resigned CIA chief. Friday morning’s closed-door session
was void of the normal media presence as lawmakers on Capitol
Hill grilled Gen. Petraeus for further information about the
assault in Libya two months ago that left four Americans dead,
including the country’s ambassador.
Benghazi, Not Petraeus Affair
NY Times - Instead, the focus of both hearings was the attack on
the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two months
ago that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three
other Americans. Mr. Petraeus said that classified intelligence
showed that the deadly raid on the diplomatic mission was a
terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the
suspected role of specific Qaeda affiliates to avoid tipping off
the terrorist groups.
Congress Hears Expert Testimony About Combat Drone Program
kucinich.house.gov Nov 16 - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
today hosted a Congressional briefing to examine the United
States’ policy regarding the use of armed drones. U.S. drone
strikes are estimated to have killed thousands of people. In
Pakistan have killed an estimated 3,378 people; in Yemen such
strikes are estimated to have killed as many as 1,952 people.
Drone strikes in Somalia have killed as many as 170 people....
See video of the full event here.
Ron Paul's 32 Questions
lewrockwell.com - This is extracted from his Farewell to
VIDEO: Montana Man Facing 80 Years In Prison On Federal Charges
Over Medical Marijuana
NY Times - Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize
marijuana for adult use, regardless of medical condition. But
these states cannot stop the federal government from enforcing
its own laws.... Consider the case of Chris Williams, the
subject of this Op-Doc video, who opened a marijuana grow house
in Montana after the state legalized medical cannabis. Mr.
Williams was eventually arrested by federal agents despite
Montana’s medical marijuana law, and he may spend the rest of
his life behind bars. While Jerry Sandusky got a 30-year minimum
sentence for raping young boys, Mr. Williams is looking at a
mandatory minimum of more than 80 years for marijuana charges
and for possessing firearms during a drug-trafficking offense.
Red Cross Spends $181,000 On Soho Grand Hotel Rooms For Sandy
Relief Workers (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - The American Red Cross has come under fire for
its slow response to certain areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy,
and now critics have a new complaint against the relief
organization: It’s paying $181,000 for volunteers to stay at a
swanky downtown Manhattan hotel. The Red Cross, which has raised
$131 million in Sandy relief as of Tuesday, recently fired back
at critics, calling its disaster response effort “near
flawless.” But struggling Sandy survivors allege Red Cross
volunteers aren’t visible in their towns, and many have said
they don’t understand where the organization's dollars could be
Let’s Get the Boycott Rolling Against Companies That Fought Prop
37—Please Sign the Pledge
ANH - We’ll continue to build on the momentum, and roll up our
sleeves to get the proposition back on the ballot when we have
another chance in 2014. But until then, there’s something we all
can do: continue to boycott the companies that fought against
your right to have your food properly labeled!... Don’t let
these companies get away with trying to eliminate your freedom
of choice! See our
full list of companies and brands that donated to defeat
* Related Article:
White House Petition to Label GMOs...
Homeless People in Nevada City Must Now Get a Permit to Sleep in
Public, in the Woods or in Their Own Cars
Intel Hub - Police in Nevada City are now forcing homeless
people to get a permit so they can sleep anywhere on public
land, in the woods, or even in their own cars.... The new law
will fall under a “no camping” ordinance and there has been no
indication as to how the permits will be distributed. However,
it has been said that a vast majority of the towns homeless wont
be given permits, with actually less than a dozen permits being
handed out in total.
FBI Rushes Into Home of Maryland Family and Shoots at Unarmed 18
Year Old Girl
Intel Hub - This Thursday morning in District Heights, Maryland,
an FBI swat team rushed into the home of an average, innocent
family and shot at an unarmed, 18 year old girl.... The family
and the whole neighborhood is stunned and traumatized by the
attack, and the FBI has given no explanation aside from saying
that they were “exercising a search warrant” The girls mother is
still demanding answers, “They tried to kill her,” she said.
“They tried to kill my daughter.”
YouTube: Ben Swann: Did 2012 Republicans Blow It On State's
Published on Nov 14, 2012 by Ben Swann - Ben Swann takes a look
at why the Republican Party did so poorly in the 2012 election.
The first of several videos begins with a look at the
inconsistency of the GOP on state's rights.
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Fox: The Real Issue Is that the Country Is
Liberty Crier - Ron Paul talks about the dangers of current
spending levels and suggests the need to make serious changes
like cutting spending, changing foreign policy, changing
monetary policy and the entitlement system. Dr. Paul also states
that President Obama is not admitting the truth of the
seriousness of debt.
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Stossel: 'Hard to divvy up loot when there's
none left' - Nov 15
Daily Paul - Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on the current state of
the economy and whether the administration can make corrections
in the next four years.
VIDEO: Ben Swann - Will community banks disappear?
Daily Paul - (FOX19) - With all the talk of the fiscal cliff,
there is one major issue that is being overlooked. Something
called TAG is set to expire at the end of the year and if it
does it will have a big effect on how you bank. Ben investigates
what this means for you on Reality Check.
View the Reality Check/Simply Money Fiscal Cliff Cheat Sheet
FHA projected to exhaust reserves, could need bailout
LA Times - The Federal Housing Administration, which has played
a crucial role in stabilizing the housing market, said it ended
September with $16.3 billion in projected losses -- a possible
prelude to a taxpayer bailout. The precarious financial
situation could force the FHA, which has been self-funded
through mortgage insurance premiums since it was created during
the Great Depression, to tap the U.S. Treasury to stay afloat.
The agency said a determination on whether it needs a bailout
won't come until next year.
Despite $15.9b loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay
Washington Times - Despite nearly $16 billion in annual losses
announced by the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday, all but one of
the top five executives for the nation's mail service had an
overall compensation increase this year, records show....
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, for instance, earned a base
salary of $276,840, but even without a bonus or incentive
payout, his overall compensation came to $512,093, compared with
$384,229 in 2011, according to regulatory filings.
Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRA’s & 401k’s
nationalseniorscouncil.org - A recent hearing sponsored by the
Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama
Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension
system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including
IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.... "This hearing was set
up to explore why Americans are not saving as much for their
retirement as they could," explains National Seniors Council
National Director Robert Crone, "However, it is clear that this
is the first step towards a government takeover. It feels just
like the beginning of the debate over health care and we all
know how that ended up."
Hostess going out of business; nearly 18,000 to be laid off
myfoxdfw.com - The shuttering of Hostess means the loss of about
18,500 jobs. Hostess said employees at its 33 factories were
sent home and operations suspended Friday. Its roughly 500
bakery outlet stores will stay open for several days to sell
remaining products. Related article: Boxes of Twinkies, Ho Hos
go for $100 and more on eBay...
United Airlines sued for leaving paralyzed Marine vet soaked in
RT - A disabled US war veteran was pushed from his wheelchair
and soaked in his own urine after United Airlines employees
refused to help the man to his seat on the plane. The retired
Marine has filed a lawsuit for the treatment and injuries he
sustained. Sgt. Joseph Smith, 42, is an Afghanistan War veteran
and Paralympian who became paralyzed during his fourth
deployment. Bound to a wheelchair, the disabled vet needed
assistance while making a connecting flight to Colorado at the
Chicago O’Hare Airport. The man was on his way to train for the
New Madrid Under Gas Attack? 6 New Madrid Explosions in a Month
beforeitsnews.com - Is the New Madrid fault zone under methane
gas attack from the Louisiana Sinkhole and the Gulf of Mexico?
According to the Examiner’s Deborah Dupre, natural methane gas
leaks in Louisiana now number 28... Meanwhile, we’ve had at
least 6 mysterious explosions within the last month within the
New Madrid fault zone from Louisiana through Northern Indiana
and a continuing cover-up in Louisiana over what is really
going. In the video at the bottom of the story, we learn from an
official that it ‘could go a lot further’ and that ‘a lot of
information has yet to come out’.
Outrageous false claim: Frankenscientists say purple medicinal
'GMO' tomatoes can beat cancer
(NaturalNews) An outrageous new propaganda campaign currently
making the rounds in the mainstream media, and headed by
researchers with a vested interest in seeing the new mutant
tomato succeed, claims that genetically-modified (GM) tomatoes
are key to eliminating heart disease globally, even though there
are already plenty of nature-made fruits and vegetables,
including other varieties of tomatoes, that naturally perform
this and many other medicinal functions.
Lack of vitamin C could permanently damage unborn babies' brains
(NaturalNews) The research team, led by Professor Jens
Lykkesfeldt, noted that a lack of
vitamin C isn't unusual, either. In fact, population studies
reveal between 10 and 20 percent of all adults in the developed
world suffer from vitamin C deficiency. "Even marginal vitamin C
deficiency in the mother stunts the fetal hippocampus, the
important memory center, by 10 to 15 percent, preventing the
brain from optimal development," Lykkesfeldt said in a statement
to the media.
Public Health Proposal Considers Mandatory ‘Smokers License’
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A public health proposal suggests that
tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a
“smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes. In
this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco
control advocates debate the merits of the smoker’s license.
Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, proposes
that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license
in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying
US drug shortages leave dying patients without medicine
RT - More than 100 drugs were put on the shortage list this
year, prompting Congressional hearings and leading to an
executive order by President Barack Obama, which forces drug
companies to publicize their shortages. Health care workers have
had no other option than to ration some medicines, giving it
only to patients that need it most. Paul Davis, the chief of a
rural ambulance squad in Ohio, told the New York Times that he
was unable to give morphine to a woman with a broken leg because
he was saving his last pills for patients he thought needed it
more. Elsewhere, desperate health care workers are treating
patients with expired drugs and less effective medicine.
VIDEO: Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare
reason.com - The major cause of exploding U.S. heath care costs
is the third-party payer system, a text-book concept in which A
buys goods or services from B that are paid for by C. Because
private insurance companies or the government generally pick up
most of the tab for medical services, patients don’t have the
normal incentive to seek out value.
Oil of oregano eliminates inflammation and pain
(NaturalHealth365) Do you suffer from skin infections, digestive
problems or upper respiratory inflammation? Wild-crafted,
oil of oregano is simply one of the best natural treatments
on the planet. This herbal extract delivers powerful antiviral,
antibacterial and anti-fungal health benefits.... Upper
respiratory infections can be caused by a number of agents
including bacteria, viruses, allergies, asthma and inhaled
pollutants. The symptoms overlap and include chest congestion,
difficulty breathing and irritated lungs, nose and throat. These
symptoms are quite uncomfortable and many cough and cold
medications do nothing to remedy the situation.
Handful of Berries a Week Could Delay Memory Loss for 2 1/2
Natural Society - New research suggests that consuming a handful
of berries a week will delay age-related memory loss for up to 2
1/2 years. The study, conducted by Elizabeth Devore, Sc.D and
her team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in
Boston, has yielded results that definitively identify berries,
such as blueberries and strawberries, as a delicious
preventative measure to be taken against declining cognitive
Ancient Chia Seeds Reduce Modern Heart Disease Risk
Green Med Info - Canadian scientists were intrigued by chia
seeds because they are rich in fiber, alpha-linolenic acid and
minerals, and wanted to explore their heart health benefits. In
a 12-week study of the health effects of chia for diabetes,
researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto fed 21 patients
about 37 grams of either chia seeds or wheat bran.... At the end
of the study they found that eating the chia seeds had reduced
systolic blood pressure, C-reactive protein and vonWillebrand
factor (all risk factors for heart disease). Chia was also found
to double blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid and
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), both essential omega 3 fatty acids
with proven heart health benefits.
VIDEO: How Fitness Protects Aging Brains
Dr. Mercola - Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic
proportions in the United States. Consider these troubling
statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association.... If you develop
Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a far greater problem than just memory
loss — it can kill you. And it makes every other medical problem
much more difficult to treat. Although many will claim
Alzheimer’s is not preventable, there ARE measures you can take
that will lower your odds of developing age-related cognitive
decline or, worst case scenario, full on dementia.
Flame Retardants in Soda and Furniture Lower IQ, Slows
Natural Society - University of California Berkley researchers
say that children have a greater risk of experiencing
neurodevelopmental delays in early childhood if exposed to flame
retardant compounds—even while in the womb. Unfortunately, flame
retardants may be more widespread than you think.
Boots on the ground: Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow
military deployment within the US
RT - According to persons close to the White House who have seen
the order and spoke with the [Washington] Post, Presidential
Policy Directive 20 (PP20) aims to “finalize new rules of
engagement that would guide commanders when and how the military
can go outside government networks to prevent a cyberattack that
could cause significant destruction or casualties.” Attorneys
with EPIC are now demanding that they see this secret order to
find out what exactly that could mean, citing the possibility of
putting boots on the ground in the United States if the
government argues it’s imperative for cybersecurity.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
WA farmers block federal drones and Agenda 21
Activist Post - As an Okanogan County Farm Bureau member, I am
personally very excited about the new policies that were passed.
The issues facing Okanogan County today can all be tied back to
Agenda 21 at some level - whether it be land acquisitions,
wolves, or salmon recovery," said Pamela Leslie. She also noted
that, "Drones are of great concern as well. Drones are being
used around the country to spy on farmers and ranchers, as well
as average citizens. By adopting these new policies, the
Washington State Farm Bureau has sent a strong message that will
aid Okanogan County in our grassroots movement to fight this
kind of tyranny."
VIDEO: Ranchers, farmers brace for 'death tax' impact
Fox News - Rancher Kevin Kester works dawn to dusk, drives a
12-year-old pick-up truck and earns less than a typical
bureaucrat in Washington D.C., yet the federal government
considers him rich enough to pay the estate tax -- also known as
the "death tax."... Two decades ago, Kester paid the IRS $2
million when he inherited a 22,000-acre cattle ranch from his
grandfather. Come January, the tax burden on his children will
be more than $13 million.
VIDEO: Turmeric Provides Benefits to Both Humans and Animals
Dr. Becker - Most dogs and cats readily accept a little
seasoning on their meals. I have also found that all my pets,
including my birds, do fine with the fresh root grated over
their food. If you want to increase the amount of
biologically available curcumin in your pet’s diet, you’ll need
to go with a supplement. I recommend you look for a
organic turmeric product and consider giving cats about 100
milligrams twice a day. Small to medium-sized dogs can be given
250 milligrams twice a day, and large to giant breeds should get
500 milligrams two to three times a day.
FDA’s Dr. Dan McChesney tells us the FDA receives 40 complaints
per week related to jerky treats imported from China
Susan Thixton - A recent statement from FDA’s Dr. Dan McChesney
tells us the FDA receives 40 complaints per week – on a slow
week – of sick or dying pets related to the jerky treats
imported from China. Further,
the article that quotes Dr. McChesney seems to say pet
owners are simply over reacting about jerky treats imported from
China; and as well states journalists and pet bloggers are
in History - Friday - November 16, 2012
1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during the American
1864 - Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March
to the Sea" during the U.S. Civil War.
1885 - Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason.
1907 - Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.
1915 - Coca-Cola had its prototype for a contoured bottle patented. The
bottle made its commercial debut the next year.
1933 - The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic
relations for the first time.
1966 - Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial of
charges he had murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.
1969 - The U.S. Army announced that several had been charged with
massacre and the subsequent cover-up in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam
March 16, 1968.
1973 - Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from
Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been
developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.
1985 - Colonel Oliver North was put in charge of the shipment of HAWK
anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
1988 - Estonia's parliament declared that the Baltic republic
"sovereign," but stopped short of complete independence.
1997 - China released Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident from jail
for medical reasons. He had been incarcerated for almost 18 years.
1998 - It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the
North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that union members could file
discrimination lawsuits against employers even when labor contracts
2000 - Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit
2004 - A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10
times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.
Israeli Defense Minister Approves Summons of 30,000 Soldiers for Gaza
Operation says Report
Intel Hub - Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai said the army was in the
process of expanding the Gaza operation. “The defense minister approved
a few minutes ago, based on the army’s request, the recruitment of
another 30,000 soldiers. We will determine how many of them will be
called in…all options are on the table,” he said. Some of those called
up would be dispatched to replace existing units in their routine
duties. According to Mordechai, the army plans to continue its attacks
on “terror targets” in Gaza until the operation’s goals are met. He
added that it was “far too early to talk about a ceasefire.”
Israel Approved Killing of Hamas Commander Amid Talks on Long-Term Truce
Global Research - Just hours before Israel assassinated Hamas commander
Ahmed Jabari on Tuesday, he received the draft proposal of a permanent
truce agreement with Israel. But Israel approved the airstrike anyways,
choosing escalation over resolution. Israeli peace activist Gershon
Baskin, who helped negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit and maintained
contacts with Hamas leaders, said the truce agreement included protocols
for maintaining a cease-fire in the case of cross-border violence
between Israel and Gaza. Baskin told Haaretz that senior officials in
Israel knew about the pending truce agreement, but nevertheless approved
the assassination, presumably knowing it would terminate the truce and
escalate the conflict with Gaza.
Bye-bye $105 billion: UK bank bailout money may be gone for good
RT - The US$105 billion of British taxpayer money used to bail out the
Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds at the peak of the banking crisis may
never be recouped, a parliamentary committee report warns. The state
owns more than 80 per cent of RBS and 40 per cent of Lloyds after
injecting 65.8 billion pounds ($105 billion) of capital into the two in
2008 to help the institutions survive. It plans to return the money by
selling the banks back to the private sector.
Munich: Biggest Power Outage in 20 Years
Intel Hub - The largest power outage in 20 years affected nearly 450,000
customers in Munich today as elevators and subways were halted for at
least 10 minutes according to reports. All the traffic lights in the
city were out as people locally described the scene as “total chaos”.
According to CONUS sources of mine within the nuclear industry, massive
solar flares have recently been tripping main turbine breakers in
several reactor facilities in the US. It is not being disclosed to the
public that solar flares are the apparent cause.
UN Orders Pakistan to Implement Population Control Policies to Limit
Intel Hub - The UN has ordered the government of Pakistan to focus on
limiting their population by putting state policies into effect that are
said to limit population growth. In official reports speakers at the UN
have focused on the issue of distributing free birth control, which is
definetly one of the most humane means of limiting population when
compared with the more sinister eugenics programs that have been
documented in the past.
HPV vaccine to be foisted on low-income girls in underdeveloped
(NaturalNews) Since the vaccine typically costs upwards of $400 for the
full series of shots, it is simply unaffordable for the millions of
young girls living in countries where an entire month's wages for the
average family barely cover this amount. So groups like the Global
Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), a brainchild of the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, are now having to come up with creative
subsidization programs to achieve their ultimate goal of vaccinating
every child on the planet.
More vaccines please; we're British!
(NaturalNews) In the UK, the Department of Health has announced that all
children will receive a vaccination for Rotavirus beginning in September
2013; bringing the number of vaccines administered by the age of one to
a staggering 24. Rotavirus causes diarrhea, vomiting and intestinal pain
in babies and young children. The disease affects up to 140,000 children
a year in the UK and whilst the virus has a mortality rate of up to 50
percent in under-developed countries, fatalities are very rare in the
Explosion, air raid sirens heard in Tel Aviv for first time since Gulf
RT - A rocket has hit Tel Aviv. The sound of an explosion and air raid
sirens were heard throughout the city. There are no reports of injuries
or damage. It was the second rocket to land in the greater Tel Aviv area
on Thursday.... The news comes shortly after a rocket from Gaza hit
Rishon LeZion, a city located just nine miles from Tel Aviv.
Egypt PM to visit Gaza in support of Hamas against Israel
(Reuters) - Egypt's prime minister prepared to visit the Gaza Strip on
Friday in an unprecedented display of solidarity with Hamas militants
embroiled in a new escalation of conflict with Israel that risks
spiraling into all-out war.
Bilderberg Group Quietly Meets in Italy
Activist Post - Various newspapers from all across Italy are reporting
that around 80 members of the Bilderberg Group, particularly the
Bilderberg Steering Committee, have been called to Rome for a
semi-secret meeting to discuss the unfolding events of the engineered
crisis.... According to Italian website, DagoSpia.com, the attendees
list appears as follows...
Fighting tax evasion: Russia and US to share information on bank
RT - Russia and the US are reportedly going to sign an account
information sharing agreement by 2013. The step is expected to improve
international tax compliance under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance
Act (FATCA). FATCA requires foreign financial institutions to report on
the accounts of US taxpayers to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In
order to enforce FATCA outside the country, the US has been signing
information-sharing agreements with other countries, allowing US
financial institutions to share account information with other countries
about their own citizens as well.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Aurora massacre suspect misses court appearance
Press TV - Colorado movie massacre suspect James Holmes missed a
Thursday court appearance after injuring himself in a series of
"half-hearted" suicide attempts.... An attorney for the accused
mass murderer provided no details about Holmes' health, saying
only that his condition "renders him unable to be present in
court," according to legal papers. Holmes' mental health remains
a key issue in the case, although the defense has not determined
if it [will] argue that Holmes was temporarily insane when he
allegedly killed the 12 people and injured 58 more in the
Aurora, Colo. moviehouse.
Rand Paul Slaps Hold on Defense Bill
rollcall.com - Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is holding up
consideration of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill over
an amendment he plans to offer that would require a jury trial
for Americans detained in terrorism investigations. A Paul
spokeswoman said the senator wants “an agreement in principle to
get a vote” on the amendment, which would likely produce some
fireworks on the floor. Paul’s demand for a vote comes as Senate
Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Arizona Sen.
John McCain, the top Republican on the panel, are working behind
the scenes to limit debate on the sprawling policy measure (S
3254) to ensure it receives floor time during the lame-duck
Fight for liberty! Join the TSA Opt-Out and Film Week Nov 19th -
NaturalNews) As more and more Americans log onto the White House
website and sign the electronic petitions seeking to allow their
state to secede from the nation, other citizen movements are
afoot to empower the people in this time of growing unrest. One
such movement, sponsored by InfoWars.com, is called the
"National Opt-Out and Film Campaign," and it seeks to give
"thanks for the First Amendment, by getting back in the faces of
those who are attempting to abuse their authority to silence
free speech and in turn conceal flagrant abuses of our rights
and our basic dignity."
Police Taser Homeowner For Trying To Save Burning House With
miamiherald.com - It was close enough to touch. It was burning
down his neighbor's house. It was creeping toward Jensen's own
fence 10 feet away, and he started spraying the fire with his
hose. Police ordered Jensen to get back, and he complied. But
after a few minutes passed without firefighters arriving, a
frustrated Jensen stepped forward and leaned down to grab the
skinny gray garden hose once again. That's when he heard the
order. "Hit 'em! Take him down! Tase him!" Related video: Police
New US commander in Afghanistan pledges to stay past Obama’s
RT - The incoming top commander in charge of the United States’
military efforts in Afghanistan made remarks to Congress on
Thursday that suggest he sees a US presence extending overseas
well past US President Barack Obama’s deadline of 2014. Gen.
Joseph Dunford told members of the Senate this week that he
envisions the US continuing its operations in Afghanistan
indefinitely, dismissing the president’s long-standing promise
to end America’s lengthiest war during the next two years.
Petraeus denies giving up classified information to mistress
RT - Kyra Phillips of CNN’s HLN network says she has spoken with
Gen. Petraeus since he went public about his extramarital affair
on Friday last week and that the now resigned chief of the
Central Intelligence Agency insists he “has never passed
classified information to Paula Broadwell.” "He said this has
nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify,” Phillips
relayed to CNN in an interview where she recalled her recent
talks with Gen. Petraeus. “He will testify," she said.
VIDEO: Ron Paul on C-SPAN's Washington Journal
C-Span Nov 15 2012 - Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses
the latest developments Libya as well as negotiations in
Congress regarding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax
increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails
reach a new budget agreement. Representative Paul is a member of
the foreign affairs committee, which held a hearing on Benghazi.
Ron Paul Warns About Perils of War as Middle East Tilts Toward
Kurt Nimmo - During his farewell speech last night, Rep. Ron
Paul said “our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in
many wars that we have no business being in” and these seemingly
endless conflicts are waged without congressional approval and
“with no complaints from the American people” who have endured
more than a decade of perpetual war. “Because it’s the
government that initiates force, most people accept it as being
legitimate,” Paul said.
TSA Vendor Accused of Faking Body Scan Software
Paul Joseph Watson - One of the vendors that provides the TSA
with x-ray body scanning machines has been accused of faking
tests of software which was supposed to eliminate naked images
of passengers passing through the devices. Rapiscan “may have
attempted to defraud the government by knowingly manipulating an
operational test,” Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the
House Transportation Security Subcommittee, said in a letter to
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole Nov.
13. Rogers said his committee received a tip about the faked
tests,” reports Bloomberg.
American Airlines employee suspended after DHS put him on
no-flight list with no apparent reason
RT - After ending up on the US government’s no-fly list under
suspicion of terrorism, an American Airlines employee had to
stop going to work after being with the airline for 13 years.
The no-fly list sent the now-unemployed man spiraling into debt.
Luis Montano ended up on the Transportation Security
Administration’s (TSA) no-fly list in August and has struggled
financially ever since. The American Airlines employee was told
to “go home” after the government prohibited him from boarding a
plane. As an airline employee labeled as a potential terrorist,
the man could not fulfill the duties that his job demanded. “[I
was] in shock,” Montano said. “Just like, I couldn’t understand
how you can just be put on a list for no reason, haven’t been
contacted by the government.”
EPA Planes Surveil Austin’s Formula 1 Race for Pollutants… and
Aaron Dykes - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is
deploying a fleet of aerial surveillance planes over the skies
of Austin, Texas ahead of the Formula 1 race being held this
weekend. Under the auspices of catching a dirty bomb, and
keeping up with clean air standards, the big brother apparatus
is now deploying event-specific surveillance.
VIDEO: Hurricane Victims Develop Toxic Cough
MyFoxNY.com - Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News says migraines and
respiratory problems could be signs of toxic exposure. The
city's Department of Health says recent testing shows outdoor
air quality is good. But officials warn about indoor air
quality. Airborne toxins could come from mold in a flooded
basement. We saw mold covering the walls of one basement. Health
officials warn people to wear gloves and masks when cleaning out
the debris. Both my photographer and I started getting dizzy; we
were down in the basement for just a few minutes.
Pentagon wants to know: 'Did Jesus die for Klingons too?'
washingtontimes.com - From a workshop on whether Jesus'
salvation would apply to aliens to determining the color of the
feathers on a 150-million-year-old creature deemed the Earth's
first bird, the Pentagon has spent money on some questionable
projects, according to Sen. Tom Coburn. At a time when many
Republicans argue the Defense Department cannot afford new
spending cuts, Mr. Coburn, Congress's top waste-watcher,
released a report Thursday arguing that in fact the Pentagon is
awash in billions of dollars of non-security spending that
should be cut.
After GMO Labeling Shot Down, Citizens Start Labeling Products
Activist Post - Activists and concerned citizens around the
world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their
right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond
upset. And if the government will not side with the 90 plus
percentage of consumers who are in favor of GMO labeling, then
they’re going to do it themselves. As it turns out, many are
doing just that through the ‘DIY’ GMO labeling campaign known as
‘The Label It Yourself Campaign’. Sporting a skull with
cornstalks for crossbones, the DIY labels inform customers as to
whether or not a product ‘may’ include GMO ingredients or most
Ron Paul Revolution: GOP’s last best hope
washingtontimes.com - Some argue that Ron Paul was never
relevant, that he was simply a gadfly who never accomplished
anything legislatively. Others, myself included, argue that
maybe, just maybe, the Ron Paul Revolution is the last best hope
for saving the GOP from oblivion.
Mitt Romney Blames Election Loss on “Gifts” to Minorities; GOP’s
Image Further Tarnished
Liberty Crier - “Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too
long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or
wrong.” Richard Armour Mitt Romney, in the wake of his
embarrassing defeat, committed yet another major faux pas,
telling his donors that Obama won the election because he gave
“gifts” to specific groups of donors, particularly minority
groups, with an emphasis on Latino voters, blacks, and young
Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH
Breitbart - The Department of Labor has announced that new
jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week
after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of
439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the
election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as
low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached
the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the
news seems far less rosy.
The Economic Illusion Laid Bare
Activist Post - If you are waiting for the economic collapse,
you're too late – it's already happened. And it's TWCTM (Those
Who Control the Money) who did it. They pulled the rug right out
from under themselves. We are living in a world of complete
economic fantasy, using numbers that are unfathomable,
unconscionable, and un-repayable.
Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout
clickorlando.com - A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to
stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest
holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store.... On
Black Friday, the organizations expect 1,000 protests, both at
stores and online. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the number of
workers who are raising concerns is very small and don't
represent the views of the vast majority of its workforce of 1.3
million. But labor experts say that even a small number of
workers could make an impact.
Target faces ‘Black Thursday’ backlash from shareholders
marketwatch.com - Though shoppers have been grousing for the
past couple of years about how Black Friday keeps creeping into
Thanksgiving Day, it’s shareholders who are giving Target grief
over the decision to kick off its sales at 9 p.m on the holiday.
VIDEO: Largest Criminal Penalty In U.S. History Levied Against
Activist Post - Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf
oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a
third with lying to federal investigators, according to
indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it
was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government
over the disaster. (Source) As the video report below
highlights, the $4.5 billion appears to be only the beginning of
financial penalties. If properly fined under The Clean Water
Act, the company could be hit with up to $21 billion in
Obama Vows to Take Personal Charge of Climate Change in Second
Guardian - Obama, speaking in the first White House press
conference since his re-election, acknowledged his first term
had made only limited progress on climate change. But he
promised to remain personally engaged in getting Republicans and
Democrats to agree on a course of action.“So what I am going to
be doing over the next several weeks, the next several months,
is having a conversation – a wide-ranging conversation – with
scientists, engineers and elected officials to find out what
more we can do to make short term progress,” he said.
VIDEO: Does Al Gore Think He’s Captain Planet?
Melissa Melton - Right on time, Al Gore premiered another
24-hour online global warming scarefest last night entitled, “24
Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report” aiming to promote
“climate reality.” It would seem the U.S. carbon tax is alive
and well and, if climate change alarmist Gore and his globalist
friends have their way, it’s coming soon to a bank account near
you. Gore’s latest “24 Hours of Reality” fearmongering stunt
came complete with a faux commercial featuring a weatherman
forecasting obscenity-laced imaginary 110-degree temperatures
and skyrocketing grocery prices due to global warming.
Global-warming Scientist Sues Detractors, Defames Self
New American - Controversial climatologist Michael Mann is suing
global-warming skeptics for defamation, while earning their
ridicule with false claims of having received the Nobel Peace
Prize. Mann's suit is against the Competitive Enterprise
Institute (CEI) and National Review, Inc. (NRI) for comparing
him to retired football coach and convicted serial child
molester Jerry Sandusky.
Avandia Makers Hit With Another $90 Million Settlement
Consumerist - Pharma biggie GlaxoSmithKline has already been
slapped upside the head with a $3 billion settlement with the
federal government regarding the marketing of, among others, the
once-popular diabetes drug Avandia. Today, the attorneys general
of 37 states rubbed a bit of salt in the wound with a $90
million settlement of their own.
VIDEO: How the Sugar Industry Hoodwinked You about the Dangers
of Sugar, Using Big Tobacco Tactics
Dr. Mercola - For 40 years, the priority of the sugar industry
has been to cast doubt on studies suggesting sugar can make you
ill and obese. Meanwhile, according to some estimates the US
health system spends about $150 billion a year on sugar-related
diseases. To protect business, the industry has bought
scientists and hired powerful lobbyists to ensure sugar would
not be subject to legislative restriction. Since 1970, obesity
rates in the United States have more than doubled and diabetes
has tripled. In order to make any appreciable dent in the
current trend, severe sugar and fructose restriction is an
Man prescribed Big Pharma combo drug for IBS gets leukemia
instead of relief
(NaturalNews) Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia
(TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic
diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral
neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of
cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been
generally accepted that patients will never be completely free
from the condition regardless of the therapy. TN is oftentimes
misdiagnosed as atypical facial pain, temporomandibular
disorders, headaches, and toothaches. The problem with this is
that the treatment options are quite different depending on the
The suicide disease - Trigeminal neuralgia
(NaturalNews) Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia
(TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic
diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral
neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of
cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been
generally accepted that patients will never be completely free
from the condition regardless of the therapy. TN is oftentimes
misdiagnosed as atypical facial pain, temporomandibular
disorders, headaches, and toothaches. The problem with this is
that the treatment options are quite different depending on the
Health Basics: When is organic still GMO?
(NaturalNews) Even though some food is labeled organic, the
seeds may still have come from a GMO source; like if a small to
mid-size farmer buys seeds or plants, such as tomatoes, from a
Home Depot or Lowe's, and then plantsthem in organic soil and
does not use pesticide,they arestill GMO, butthey don'tget
labeled as such. Who knows this? How do you avoid it? Did you
know bees will fly 50 miles, cross-pollinating from one farm to
another by carrying mutated genes from corporate GMO farms to
Cholesterol Lowing Statins Found To Damage Peripheral Nerves
Green Med Info - The neurotoxicity of statin drugs are back in
the news. Following on the heels of the FDA decision earlier
this year to require statin drugs manufacturers to add "memory
loss" as a side effect of this chemical class, a new study in
published in the Journal of Diabetes reveals a clear association
between statin use and peripheral neuropathy in a US population
40 years of age and older. The study found "The prevalence of
peripheral neuropathy was significantly higher among those who
used statins compared to those who did not (23.5% vs. 13.5%; p <
0.01)," which is a 75% increase in relative risk.
VIDEO: Cures To Autism Do Exist
preventdisease.com - Far too many medical professionals swiftly
encourage the route of standard (yet outdated) medications for
autism and ignore the abundance of science and research that
currently supports effective recovery protocols. Such protocols
do lead to cures for many children with autistic spectrum
disorders (ASDs) and as healers, we must embrace them at all
levels if we're to ever unleash reliable methods of treatment to
the over one million children with autism.
U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On,
Promises of Transparency Already Broken
EFF - The "Copyright Alert System" – an elaborate combination of
surveillance, warnings, punishments, and "education" directed at
customers of most major U.S. Internet service providers – is
poised to launch in the next few weeks, as has been widely
reported. The problems with it are legion. Big media companies
are launching a massive peer-to-peer surveillance scheme to
snoop on subscribers. Based on the results of that snooping,
ISPs will be serving as Hollywood’s private enforcement arm,
without the checks and balances public enforcement requires.
VIDEO: Abandoned dog stays in family's carport 3 years
in History - Thursday - November 15, 2012
1777 - The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation,
precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known
as Pikes Peak.
1867 - The first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City.
1901 - Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid.
1902 - Anarchist Gennaro Rubin failed in his attempt to murder King
Leopold II of Belgium.
1920 - The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva,
1926 - The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network
of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour
1939 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1940 - The first 75,000 men were called to Armed Forces duty under
1965 - The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur,
Kazakhstan. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to
reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus.
1966 - The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A.
Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic
1969 - In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters staged a
peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.
1985 - Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official
consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.
1986 - A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicted American Eugene
Hasenfus of charges related to his role in delivering arms to Contra
rebels. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and was pardoned a month
1986 - Ivan F. Boesky, reputed to be the highest-paid person on Wall
Street, faced penalties of $100 million for insider stock trading. It
was the highest penalty ever imposed by the SEC.
1988 - The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of the PLO,
proclaimed the establishment of an independent Palestinian state at the
close of a four-day conference in Algiers.
1993 - A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months
in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Fisher was serving a
prison sentence for shooting and wounding Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo.
2000 - Three police officers from the Rampart division of the Los
Angeles police department were convicted on several counts of conspiracy
to obstruct justice. One other officer was acquitted. The case was the
first major case against the anti-gang unit.
2005 - In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first person to
undergo a partial face transplant. She had been attacked by a dog
earlier in the year.
US backs Israel’s ‘right to defense’ amid global condemnation
RT - Israel’s offensive on Gaza has drawn sharp condemnation around the
world, particularly from the online community. The US, however, has
advocated Israel’s right to defend itself from terrorists, while the UN
reached an impasse in negotiations. Egypt, which withdrew its ambassador
from Israel following the latter’s announcement that it would intensify
its military campaign, ordered an emergency UN meeting to discuss the
escalating conflict. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr warned
that further aggression from Israel could have “negative repercussions
on the security and stability of the region.”
Israel kills 15 Palestinians in 24 hours
Press TV - On Thursday, three Palestinians were killed in the latest
round of the airstrikes in the southern city of Khan Yunis while two
others were killed in the northern region of the coastal enclave. Ten
people were killed during the violence on Wednesday and more than 100
others sustained injuries. Also on Thursday, three Israelis were killed
when Palestinian rockets hit a house in the southern town of Kiryat
Malachi. The Tel Aviv regime has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
as well as the ministers for military and foreign affairs the authority
to decide on expanding the offensive against Gaza.
YouTube: IDF on 'Pillar of Defense': Israel needs no justification to
RT - Israel has launched a deadly military offensive against Gaza, with
fighter jets and warships attacking the occupied territory. The
operation began with the airstrike assassination of the military leader
of Hamas. The Palestinian group pledged to open the gates of hell in
retaliation. Israel Defense Force spokesperson Lt Col Avital Leibovich
has told RT that Israel doesn't need justification for its military
operation against Hamas.
AsiaSat takes Iranian channels off air
Press TV - The satellite provider says the decision to stop providing
services to all Iranian channels is in line with a US law recently
signed by President Barack Obama. On Friday, Obama renewed America's
33-year-old state of emergency against Iran, which gives the president
the power to impose sanctions and take other measures in case of an
“unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign
policy and economy” of the United States. According to the new sanction
regime, American companies are banned from doing business with Iran.
VIDEO: 'We have no future!' EU anger unites millions in protest
RT - Massive anti-austerity strikes and protests swept across Europe as
millions took to the streets to express their frustration over rising
unemployment and dire economic prospects. Many rallies ended with
violent clashes with police. Workers marched in 23 countries across
Europe to mark the European Day of Action and Solidarity. General
strikes had been called in Spain and Portugal, paralyzing public
services and international flights, in Belgium and France transport
links were partially disrupted by strikes and demonstrations, in Italy
and Greece thousands of workers and students marched through the
streets. Other EU countries, such as Germany, Austria and Poland, saw
well attended union-led rallies.
United Nations wants control of web kill switch
News.com.au - Experts claim that Australians could see political and
religious websites disappear if the Federal Government backs a plan to
hand control over the internet to the UN’s International
Telecommunications Union (ITU). A draft of the proposal, formulated in
secret and only recently posted on the ITU website for public perusal,
reveal that if accepted, the changes would allow government restriction
or blocking of information disseminated via the internet and create a
global regime of monitoring internet communications – including the
demand that those who send and receive information identify themselves.
BBC’s Ministry of Climate Propaganda Exposed as Secret Panel of
“Experts” is Revealed
Intel Hub - Recently information has come to light that may explain why
mainstream media sources have this sort of one sided view on the issue.
In the case of the BBC they got all of their information from a panel of
apparent scientific experts, whose identities were kept secret for
years. Now their identifies have been revealed and it seems that not
only was the panel one sided, but it was also filled with mostly
government, corporate, and media types who have an obvious stake in how
the issue is presented. Many of the actual scientists listed as being
involved were exposed as frauds in the Climategate scandal that broke a
few years ago.... The names on the list are as follows...
Israel launches fresh airstrike on northern Gaza Strip
Press TV - Israeli forces have launched a fresh airstrike on the
northern Gaza Strip as Tel Aviv intensifies its attacks on the blockaded
Palestinian enclave. The strike occurred late on Wednesday night,
shortly after the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam
Brigades, said they had fired a homemade missile into Tel Aviv. At least
ten Palestinians, including senior Hamas commander Ahmed al-Ja’bari,
were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip on
Wednesday.... Two children and a woman are also among the victims of
Israel’s deadly raids, which the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine
described as a declaration of war.
VIDEO: Gaza under Israeli attack: LIVE UPDATES
RT - Worldwide protests are being planned to protest Israeli strikes in
Gaza. People in the US, the UK, Israel and many European countries plan
to gather to show their concern over escalating violence in the Middle
Egypt recalls ambassador from Israel after airstrikes against Gaza
Press TV - On Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ordered to
"recall Egypt's ambassador to Israel," the president’s spokesman Yasser
Ali said in a statement broadcast on state television. "President
Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in which a number
of martyrs and sons of the Palestinian people were killed," Ali added.
"On this basis he has recalled the Egyptian ambassador from Israel; has
ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an
emergency meeting at the Security Council," the statement said.
Damascus slams opposition meeting in Qatar as 'declaration of war'
Press TV - Miqad said on Wednesday that since the four-day meeting in
the Qatari capital, Doha, rejected any dialogue with the Damascus
government to end the crisis and instead called for the continuation of
fighting inside the country, it amounts to "declaration of war."... He
also described the so-called National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary
and Opposition Forces a foreign-backed structure formed to destroy
VIDEO: U.S. Africa Command Blames al-Qaeda for Benghazi Attack
Kurt Nimmo - Gen. Carter Ham, who heads up the United States Africa
Command, told reporters in Paris on Wednesday that a number of the
attackers on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 were from
al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. Ham added, however, that the
attack was not necessarily “an AQIM-planned or organized or led
activity.” More significantly, the general talked about possible
military intervention in Mali. According to the establishment media, the
landlocked country in West Africa is overrun by AQIM terrorists who
threaten to destabilize the region following a coup d’état staged by
Tuareg rebels and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad
following the NATO orchestrated overthrow of Libya.
VIDEO: Italy street clashes: Arrests and violence mar general strike
RT - Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters have taken to the
streets of Italy as part of a general strike gripping the EU. Injuries,
arrests, and violent clashes between protesters and riot police have
marred rallies throughout the country. Rome descended into chaos as
thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators violently confronted riot
police throughout the city. At least 50 people have been arrested as the
city’s central thoroughfares have been choked off, bringing the central
Rome to a standstill.
Radioactive tea leaves found over 1,000 km from Fukushima — 80 Bq/kg
detected in Western Japan; Gov’t limit is 10 Bq/kg
ENENews - Combined Cesium-134 and -137 in Samples of Tea Leaves:
Saitama: 120 becquerels per kilogram (Bq / kg), Kagoshima: 80 Bq/kg in.,
Shizuoka: 40 Bq/kg in. Kyodo, April 5, 2012: “The new government limit
for tea [is]10 becquerels per kilogram”.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Ron Paul Farewell Speech
Daily Paul Nov 14, 2012 - Dr. Paul gave his "Farewell to
Congress" speech on the House floor/C-SPAN today. The speech is
over, but it is
now archived on C-SPAN.
See here for the Full Text of Ron Paul's Farewell Address.
Paula Broadwell: Did Neocon Honeypot Take Down Petraeus?
Kurt Nimmo - If we look at the background of Paula Broadwell,
the biographer and alleged mistress of former CIA boss David
Petraeus, we see connections to the neocon network. Broadwell,
née Krantz, is linked to Norwegian shipping magnate and former
banker Jan Henrik Jebsen, who is in turn linked to key neocons,
including Scooter Libby, Conrad Black, Douglas Feith, Richard
Perle, and Michael Ledeen at the Hudson Institute, a premier
neocon think-tank funded by the likes of the Scaife Foundations
and General Electric, Monsanto, and other transnational
corporations. “Hudson operates inside Israel, where it pushes
the far-rightist views of the most extreme elements in Israeli
Petraeus will testify on Capitol Hill about Benghazi attacks
NY Daily News - Petraeus, who stepped down as director of the
CIA last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, had
been slated to testify to lawmakers Thursday. His sudden
departure from the spy agency prompted acting CIA Director Mike
Morrell to agree to testify in Petraeus’ place. But Petraeus
will sit down with lawmakers to share details from the attack,
Sen. Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence
Committee, said Wednesday. "He is very willing and interested in
talking to the committee,’’ she told the Associated Press.
VIDEO: Krauthammer: White House Attempted to Blackmail Petraeus
newsbusters.org - Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on
Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get
the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S.
consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the
administration’s position on the matter. Appearing on Fox News's
Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on
Election Day" (video follows with transcript and commentary).
YouTube: Kucinich Calls for General Petraeus to Testify Before
Congress About 9/11/12 Events in Benghazi
Published on Nov 13, 2012 by D J Kucinich - "We put together a
bi-partisan Congressional coalition to try to stop the war in
Libya. That four Americans, including our ambassador, were
killed confirmed our worst fears - - that American power was
being used to open the door for jihadists, creating more
instability in the region. Congress still doesn't know why our
people in Libya were left vulnerable. We still don't know why
the U.S. military was not sent to their defense...."
VIDEO: Michael Hastings Tears Petraeus Career to Shreds on Piers
Daily Paul - Gen. Mark Kimmit, Michael Hastings and Lt Col Rick
Francona talking Petraeus on Piers Morgan Nov. 12th 2012. "What
policymakers believe to have taken place in any particular case
is what matters — more than what actually occurred." - General
David Petraeus (1987 Princeton dissertation)
YouTube: Ben Swann: Do States Actually Have The Right To Secede?
Published on Nov 13, 2012 by Ben Swann - Ben Swann takes a look
at the more than 30 petitions on the White House blog We The
People asking that their state be allowed to peacefully secede
from the United States. Related video: Dr. Paul on Secession
White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures,
Daily Caller - Less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite
petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the
United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough
signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama
administration. By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000
digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions
covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of
requests lodged with the White House’s“ We the People” online
petition system. A petition from Vermont, where talk of
secession is a regular feature of political life, was the final
9 Lawmakers Want To Charge U.S. Officials Who Implement
jsonline.com - As [Wisconsin] Gov. Scott Walker contemplates
whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare,
he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with
nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any
federal officials who try to implement the health care law.
Eight of the nine Republicans also have gone on record saying
they also want to write a law that would see airport screeners
charged with sexual assault if they conduct overly invasive
pat-downs of passengers going through security.
Legislators in Rhode Island and Maine To Introduce Recreational
Marijuana Legalization Bills
Daily Paul Nov 14,2012 - Rhode Island Rep. Edith Ajello and
Maine Rep. Diane Russell will hold a conference call tomorrow
with the Marijuana Policy Project to announce the legislation.
MPP says that "similar proposals will be submitted in at least
two other states — Vermont and Massachusetts."
Reps. Ron Paul & Barney Frank to Obama: Leave pot smokers alone
The Hill - Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.)
wrote to Obama Wednesday asking his administration not to
prosecute residents of Colorado and Washington, where voters
just passed ballot measures to legalize the drug. "We believe
that respecting the wishes of the electorates of Colorado and
Washington and allowing responsible state authorities to carry
out those wishes will provide valuable information in an
important national debate," the members wrote.
Join The State Fight To Nullify Obamacare!
Liberty Crier - We refuse to comply with the unconstitutional
demands of the Federal government! Tell your state legislators
that we refuse to recognize unconstitutional Federal laws, and
that we will not be forced by the Federal government to buy a
good or service from a company! Click on your state (below),
sign the petition and direct your state legislators to nullify
forced national mandates. It’s time to NULLIFY Obamacare NOW!
12,691 total petition signers as of 11/14/2012.
VIDEO: US federal government neglecting Sandy victims
Press TV - “I’m just hearing nightmare stories from everybody
who just had flood insurance. They don’t want to cover anything.
It’s a shame to say this, but [we would] probably be better off
with the house totally burnt down than just flood,” Tom Hammil,
a New York resident, told Press TV. Many people are struggling,
as they have not yet received financial assistance from the US
government-issued federal flood insurance or from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Terrorist Implications Of Food Trucks
rutherford.org - Public Intelligence recently posted a
Powerpoint presentation from the NYC fire department (FDNY)
discussing the unique safety issues mobile food trucks present.
Along with some actual concerns (many food trucks use propane
and/or gasoline-powered generators to cook; some *gasp* aren't
properly licensed food vendors), the presenter decided to toss
in some DHS speculation on yet another way terrorists might be
killing us in the near future. That's right. Instead of serving
up a quick hot meal, these food trucks will be serving up death,
and lots of it! Under the heading "Terrorist Implications," the
FDNY lists the exact reasons we should be concerned, most of
which begin with the word "high."
VIDEO: Gun Store Reports 400% Surge In Sales After Obama
Paul Joseph Watson - Gun shop owners are reporting a spike in
sales of up to 400 per cent in the aftermath of President
Obama’s re-election, with some celebrating all time one day
record sales, as fears over a lame duck administration
eviscerating second amendment rights continue to dominate. Buds
Gun shop in Lexington sells around 600 guns on a normal day but
that figure leapt to 2,000 the day after Obama beat Romney.
VIDEO: Another Indiana explosion destroys home
wane.com - No one was injured. The couple who lived in the home
was at the property, but were inside a garage when the explosion
happened."It took the home off its foundation," Albion Fire
Captain John Urso said. "That could tell you right there that
type of explosion to take a house off its foundation had to be
pretty substantial."... Urso said firefighters had the propane
gas and the utilities shut off to prevent any other damage, but
his crews never had to battle a fire.
5-year-old Sydney Stewart caused fatal 2010 helicopter crash
when she kicked controls after billionaire dad allowed her to
sit on his lap in co-pilot seat says
The National Transportation Safety Board reviewed the crash that
killed Services Group of America founder and owner Thomas J.
Stewart, 64, for nearly three years before releasing its final
probable cause report this week. The report's conclusion was
immediately challenged by the lawyer for the pilot's family, who
has blamed a faulty rotor blade for the crash, and by Stewart's
company."That's their interpretation, and it does not comport
with what our experienced investigators believe happened," said
Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney who specializes in
aviation accidents. Robb has sued Eurocopter and others involved
in repairing one of the helicopter's blades after a previous
mishap. He said he believes the repair was faulty and the blade
came apart in flight, causing the crash.
Prop 37: The top 7 reasons not to believe the vote-count
(NaturalNews) Apparently, the CA secretary of state's office has
been getting hit by a lot of calls. People are asking them about
the ongoing Prop 37 vote-count. As of last night, there were
still 2,304,250 votes uncounted. I received a call from Shannan
Velayas, who works in media relations at the California
Secretary of State's office. She left a message, emphasizing
several points. Among them: The vote-count is open and
transparent, and anyone from the public can observe it. This
fact has been used by reporters and "experts" to assure the
public that an election can't be stolen. They're absolutely
YouTube: Ron Paul: Raising Taxes Doesn’t Necessarily Increase
Fox Business 11/14/2012 - Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on efforts
to avoid the fiscal cliff on Fox Business Network's After the
VIDEO: Ben Swann Reality Check: What Is The Fiscal Cliff?
Liberty Crier - Little was said about the fiscal cliff before
the election and today you hear the term everywhere. What
exactly is the fiscal cliff? How can it be avoided? Should it be
Click here to review Reality Check’s personal tax cheat
sheet mentioned on the video.
VIDEO: Workers pay 'same' tax rate as the rich
Press TV - Despite the common misconception that wealthy
Americans pay more taxes, average, low income workers in the
U.S. actually pay about the same percentage in taxes as the very
rich, says Paul Buchheit, founder of "Us Against Greed" in
Chicago. “An average low income person in the United States pays
just about the same percentage as the very richest person, and
actually when we get up in the multi millionaires, the
billionaires, their tax rates come down because they’re paying
much less [in taxes] because of capital gain,” Buchheit said by
phone on Monday.
US foreclosures edge up in October
Press TV - The overall decrease put the combined number of
reported default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank
repossessions at 186,455. While that is 3 percent above the
number in September it is still 19 percent lower than October
2011. The increase comes after the level fell in September to
the lowest total since July 2007. "We continued to see vastly
different foreclosure trends across the country in October,
depending primarily on how each state's foreclosing
infrastructure was able to handle the high volume of delinquent
loans during the worst of the foreclosure crisis in 2010," said
Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac.
AUDIO: Sinkhole Geologist: Deeper oil and gas deposits may be
coming up from below Big Hum reservoir
ENENews - Geologist Gary Hecox: Nobody in the world has ever
faced a situation like this... We have a large area of gas
accumulation... It’s very difficult right now to determine the
gas production horizons that are feeding the gas problem we’ve
got. In addition based on the geology it may not be just the Big
Hum, there may be deeper horizons that are contributing gas.
Resveratrol could be key to curing aggressive prostate cancer
(NaturalNews) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine,
grape skins, blueberries, pomegranates and several other plants,
has been found to benefit health in a myriad of ways. For
example, as Natural News previously reported, scientists have
found evidence showing it prevents heart disease, helps keep
weight under control, normalizes cholesterol levels and may
prevent diabetes and even help treat neurodegenerative diseases
such as dementia. Now, a University of Missouri (MU) scientist
has uncovered ways resveratrol might be used to create a cure
for even the most aggressive prostate cancers.
The big sellout -- Majority of organic companies owned by mega
(NaturalNews) Sadly, only a few truly independent organic
companies remain. Examples include: Eden, Nature's Path,
Cedarlane and Organic Valley. For a full list, click here. With
the failure of Prop. 37, American consumers cannot rely on the
government for food transparency or safety. It is up to us. By
purchasing produce from local organic farms, supporting
independent organic companies and boycotting 'Big Organic,' we
can make a difference by casting votes with our dollars and our
GMOs - Take them back to the store!
(NaturalNews) So you want to be healthy? You go to your doctor
and he tells you to take fish oil and vitamin D. Then you open
the Natural News email and discover the benefits of vitamin C
and many other great vitamins, minerals and supplements and take
them also. It may surprise you to find that there are GMOs
hidden in a majority of the supplements out there like GMO soy
additives and GMO corn derived vitamin C, vitamin B12 and
others. Even health foods are rife with GMOs, like GMO corn
derived xylitol, and almost all gluten free products. In fact,
any foods or supplements that do not bear the GMO-free label are
highly suspect.... Here is a partial list of hidden GMO products
that show up in everyday foods...
Omega-3 fatty acid intake improves your memory
(NaturalNews) A University of Pittsburgh research team recently
published results in the journal PLOSOne regarding omega-3's
ability to improve memory. A major difference from other memory
studies was their subjects were young, 18 to 25, non-smoking men
and women from all walks of life with no evidence or background
of mental issues or drug use.... The lead researcher, neuro-scientist
Bita Moghaddam commented: "Before seeing this data, I would have
said it was impossible to move young healthy individuals above
their cognitive best. We found that members of this population
can enhance their working memory performance even further,
despite their already being at the top of their cognitive game."
Melanoma Risk May Be Genetic for Redheads
Dr. Mercola - People with red hair, very fair skin, freckles and
a genetically-based inability to tan have the highest risk of
developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Conventionally, this has been blamed on the fact that people
with fair skin have less pigment (melanin) in their skin, which
means they have less “natural sunscreen” against ultraviolet
(UV) radiation from the sun. Therefore, the conventional dogma
is that the sun is more damaging to redheads with fair skin, and
this increases their skin cancer risk.
Poor exercise habits increase your risk for spinal injuries
(NaturalNews) Originally, yoga was created to help bring
together the body and mind. Through a series of natural
movements and meditation - we develop greater inner strength and
flexibility. So why are so many people suffering with
Cleanse your system of parasites naturally
(NaturalNews) It is estimated that about 50 percent of Americans
have an abundance of parasitic organisms in their gut. Parasites
enter the human body through the air we breathe, the food we eat
and the water we drink.... There are thousands of different
types of parasites that are common to humans. Protozoa consist
of a single cell and multiply in enormous numbers inside the
human intestine. The most commonly found protozoic parasites are
giardia, neospora, amoebae, toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidium and
sarcocystis.... Some of the most common symptoms associated with
intestinal parasites include diarrhea, gas, bloating, flu-like
symptoms, nausea, rashes, joint pain, chronic fatigue and
Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive
RT - Pres. Obama has autographed an executive order outlining
protocol and procedures for the US military to take in the name
of preventing cyberattacks from foreign countries, the
Washington Post reports, once and for all providing instructions
from the Oval Office on how to manage the hush-hush assaults
against opposing nation-states that have all been confirmed by
the White House while at the same time defending America from
any possible harm from abroad.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: City of Orlando allows man to keep front yard vegetable
clickorlando.com - College Park man's garden will continue to
grow in his front yard after the city of Orlando was inundated
with emails following a Local 6 story that generated national
headlines. The city of Orlando received hundreds of emails that
focused on Jason Helvingston's 25-foot-by-25-foot front yard
vegetable garden in College Park. And now, the city has decided
not to pursue a violation against him. Instead, city officials
said they're trying to work out a solution, which could result
in a change in the city's landscaping codes.
in History - Wednesday - November 14, 2012
1832 - The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The
vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.
1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the
1881 - Charles J. Guiteau's trial began for the assassination of U.S.
President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.
1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an
attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg
by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by
finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11
1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio
1935 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine
Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The
Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Philippines to be completely
independent by July 4, 1946.
1940 - During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the
English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked.
1968 - Yale University announced it was going co-educational.
1969 - Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1969 - During the Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur Hochmuth,
commander of the Third Marine Division, became the first general to be
killed in Vietnam by enemy fire.
1972 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000
(1,003.16) level for the first time.
1973 - Britain's Princess Anne married a commoner, Capt. Mark Phillips,
in Westminster Abbey. They divorced in 1992, and Princess Anne
1979 - U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United
States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American
hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.
1983 - The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles
had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid protests.
1988 - Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
1989 - The U.S. Navy ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down in the
wake of a recent string of serious accidents.
1991 - After 13 years in exile Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk
returned to his homeland.
1994 - U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the
first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside
1995 - The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing
national parks and museums while most government offices operated with
Explosion near RT Baghdad bureau: Employees in lockdown
RT - A car bomb has struck the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, close to RT’s
Arabic channel offices, with police confining employees to the building.
A wave of blasts has swept Iraq on the eve of the Islamic New Year,
killing more than 20 people. The explosion that has killed at least one
was caused by a car bomb detonated by the Meridian Palestine hotel,
shattering the windows and damaging the surrounding area, report RT
correspondents. The attack targeted security manager Qassim al-Nuri’s
convoy, report Baghdad police.
62 people arrested in Spain as mass protests sweep across Europe
RT - Sixty-two people have been arrested and 38 injured, including three
officers, as Spanish police react swiftly to reports of property damage
and disorderly behavior while mass protests that began in Spain continue
to roll out across the EU.
Mega strike hits Europe: LIVE UPDATES
RT - Demonstrators march during a protest on a day of mobilisation
against austerity measures by workers in southern Europe on November 14,
2012 in Rome.
VIDEO: NATO Will Defend Turkey in Conflict with Syria, Says Chief
NBC News - NATO will defend alliance member Turkey, which struck back
after mortar rounds fired from Syria landed inside its border, the
alliance's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a meeting in
Prague on Monday. "NATO as an organization will do what it takes to
protect and defend Turkey, our ally. We have all plans in place to make
sure that we can protect and defend Turkey and hopefully that way also
deter so that attacks on Turkey will not take place," he said.
VIDEO: France recognizes Syrian opposition coalition
RT - France is the first of the European countries to fully recognize
the Syrian opposition coalition as the "sole legitimate representative"
of the Syrian people. Meanwhile the US calls it “a legitimate
representative" but is yet to fully recognize it.... On Sunday in Doha,
Syrian opposition groups finally agreed to create a new leadership body
united against President Bashar Assad. The coalition emerged after days
of talks sponsored by foreign governments pushing for regime change in
the embattled nation.
VIDEO: Arab League divided over support of nascent Syrian coalition
RT - The Arab League fell short of unanimous support for the new Syrian
opposition coalition. The body still lacks full recognition, some Arab
nations reluctant to back the uprising against President Assad, whom
they still view as a legitimate ruler. Arab foreign ministers showed the
support of the nascent National Coalition of the Syrian Powers of
Revolution and Opposition (NCSPRO) at a meeting in Cairo on Monday
US drone over Iran: Senseless provocation draped in lies
Press TV - The short of it is clear. Any nation that is attacked can
pursue the attackers until they enter the territory or airspace of a
neutral nation. However, any nation that would supply bases used for
violating another nation’s sovereignty using “platforms” that are
typically armed is not neutral. Thus, International Law is clear on
this: According to “The Right of Hot Pursuit in International Law,”
Second Edition, by Nicholas M. Poulantzas, any nation that has its
sovereignty violated by one of three classes of forces, naval, air or
ground, is free to pursue those forces and destroy them up to the time
they enter proven neutral safe havens. Then other, diplomatic, methods
nears decision on post-2014 Afghan presence
Press TV - In the coming weeks, the U.S. will make a decision on the
number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after the planned drawdown in
2014, Reuters reports. "My hope is that we'll be able to complete this
process in the next few weeks," says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
"I'm confident that we'll be able to get to the right number that we're
going to need for the post-2014 enduring presence." Any remaining troops
will be involved in counter terror missions and Afghan troop training.
EU budget talks collapse
Press TV - Talks on the 2013 European Union budget have collapsed due to
the European Parliament’s refusal to start negotiations until several
governments pay nine billion euros of unpaid bills from 2012.
Italy charges S&P and Fitch with market rigging
RT - Italian prosecutors have filed charges of market manipulation
against seven officials of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) and Fitch ratings
agencies as a part of a probe into the downgrades of Italy last year.
"We have filed charges against Standard & Poor's and Fitch," confirmed
Michele Ruggiero, Prosecutor of the town of Trani in Southern Italy.
Police in Trani have dropped allegations against two employees of the
Moody's agency which had been previously the subject of an
investigation, he said.
Spain unions call for general strike
Press TV - Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in
the general strike that will be held on Wednesday across the European
country. The move marks the second such protest against the premier’s
government since it took power last December.
Japan lawmakers strike deal to avoid fiscal deficit
RT - Japan’s policymakers are struggling to fix finances ahead of
parliamentary elections as the ruling party and the opposition agreed to
pass a deficit funding bill in parliament in order to avoid its version
of a 'fiscal cliff'.... The agreement calls for the authorization of
deficit-financing bonds for the current fiscal year ending in March, the
three upcoming years. The measure is crucial to borrow some US$480
billion and fund roughly 40% of this fiscal year's budget. The bill
would pass in the lower house Thursday and is expected to come to the
upper house by the end of the month.
Palestinians begin work to open Yasser Arafat's grave
Telegraph - Arafat died in a military hospital near Paris on November
11, 2004 and with French experts unable to say what had killed him. Many
Palestinians are convinced he was poisoned by Israel. French prosecutors
opened a murder inquiry in August after Al-Jazeera television broadcast
an investigation in which Swiss experts said they had found high levels
of radioactive polonium on Arafat's personal effects. At the weekend,
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Russia would also be helping the
investigation, although he did not specify in what role.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Paula Broadwell's Father: 'This Is About Something Else
Entirely, And The Truth Will Come Out'
Business Insider - Paula Broadwell's father Paul Krantz gave the
New York Daily News a strange, cryptic quote this afternoon
outside his home in Bismarck, N.D. “This is about something else
entirely, and the truth will come out,” he told the Daily News.
“There is a lot more that is going to come out ... You wait and
see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye.”
Supreme Court to Rule on Police Access to DNA Samples For
Activist Post - Supreme Court Justices are currently meeting in
private for the purpose of deciding whether or not to hear a
highly important genetic privacy case regarding the possibility
that government authority extends to taking DNA samples from
anyone arrested for “serious” crimes. If the court rules in
favor of the prosecutors who wish for greater access to DNA
samples, convictions will not be necessary to require DNA from
PHOTO: Occupy Sandy Feeds FEMA Workers
Intel Hub - The Occupy Boston Facebook page has verified a
picture that has been going around on the internet, where
members of Occupy Sandy can be seen feeding FEMA workers out of
the back of a truck. According to reports this picture was
actually taken somewhere in New York.
Gas Rationing Ends in New Jersey
Intel Hub - The odd-even gas rationing program implemented on
November 3rd in wake of the super storm Sandy has now came to an
end. Governor Chris Christie has announced that there is now a
plentiful supply of fuel in the region. However, residents of
Long Island and NYC are not as lucky as rationing is still in
US soldier could face death over massacre
Press TV - At a Tuesday preliminary hearing army prosecutors
asked an investigative officer to suggest the death penalty for
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for "heinous and despicable crimes."...
Fellow soldiers testified that Bales returned to the base alone,
covered in blood, and made incriminating statements like, "I
thought I was doing the right thing." Bales faces 16 counts of
premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. He has
yet to enter a plea and did not testify at the hearing. His
attorneys say he has post-traumatic stress disorder.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano ‘What Were FBI Agents Doing Monitoring
Petraeus’ Private Emails’
Fox News Insider -- Judge Napolitano weighs in on the Petraeus
Pentagon to be sued for censoring intelligence officer’s book
RT - A former intelligence officer with the Department of
Defense has been given the go-ahead by a federal judge to sue
the Pentagon and the CIA for censoring his best-selling account
of the war in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer can follow
through with his plans to take his former employers to court, US
District Judge Rosemary Collyer decided this week, ruling
against the government’s arguments that the author of "Operation
Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of
Afghanistan and the Path to Victory” had no standing to sue.
Citizens from 34 States Petition the White House to Secede from
Adan Salazar - Citizens from 14 additional states have opened up
petitions on the White House’s “We the People” petition
submission site – the government’s “new, easy way for Americans
to make their voice heard in our government” – asking to allow
“peaceful withdrawal” from the continental United States, a
staggering increase from the 20 states reported yesterday.
White House to respond after 70,000 demand secession of Texas
RT - Houston, we have a problem: more than 70,000 people have
signed a petition on the website of the White House asking for
Texas to secede from the United States. Less than a day after RT
first reported that a petition demanding the secession of The
Lone Star State from the US was on track to cross the 25,000
signature threshold to warrant an official response, the tally
of people requesting the speedy removal of Texas from the United
States tripled, going from 21,777 signees to 72,861 in under 24
W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for
Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede
weeklystandard.com - A White House petition gathering force
calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who
signs a petition in favor of a state's secession. "Mr.
President, please sign an executive order such that each
American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede
from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be
peacefully deported," the full petition reads.... As of this
writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more signatures
are needed for the issue to be addressed by the White House.
The Rand Paul Evolution: Rand Paul calls for 'path to
citizenship' for illegals
Politico - In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return
to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his
party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick
Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences
for pot possession. He wants to carve a compromise immigration
plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal
immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to
conservatives. And he believes his ideas — along with pushing
for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas —
could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting
blocs that handed Democrats big wins in the West Coast, the
Northeast and along the Great Lakes.
San Diego Residents Face 6 Years In Prison For Washing Their Car
Paul Joseph Watson - ...Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean
Water Act would turn the most mundane of activities into a
criminal offense.... “Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners
may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they
are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing
sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the The
regulations will be enforced with the aid of a 24-hour telephone
snitch line which residents of San Diego, south Orange and
southwest Riverside counties can use to report on their
neighbors for violating the new code.
19,605 to zero is statistical proof of outright vote fraud in
2012 presidential election
(NaturalNews) In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election,
there were scattered concerns from across the political spectrum
that vote fraud could occur in some sections of the country.
While many of those fears did not come to fruition, based on
final vote tallies in some polling districts, it's hard to
fathom that some form of fraud did not occur.
Yes on 37 says vote-fraud accusations are 'disrupting the
(NaturalNews) An email sent to one person from a significant
member of the YES ON 37 campaign thinks I'm getting in the way.
"I find John's [sic] article to be disrupting to the healing
that has to take place." That's the quote. Healing? You're
VIDEO: Stocks Tumble as Congressman Predicts Economic Riots in
Kurt Nimmo - Stocks tumbled again on fears of the rapidly
approaching fiscal cliff in the United States and a failure by
eurozone finance ministers and the IMF to decide how Greece will
resolve its sovereign debt and pay off the banksters at Société
Générale, Deutsche Bank, Eurobank, and other loan sharking
institutions. “This morning the reasons du jour started out with
Europe and the kerfuffle over Greece and then you have the
fiscal cliff,” Michael Holland, chairman of New York-based
Holland & Co., told Bloomberg News.
Marc Faber: Prepare for an Epic Market Meltdown
CNBC - The markets are going to go into meltdown soon, so expect
stocks to lose 20 percent of their value, Marc Faber, author of
the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Tuesday. “I don’t
think markets are going down because of Greece, I don’t think
markets are going down because of the ‘fiscal cliff’ — because
there won’t be a ‘fiscal cliff,’ ” Faber told CNBC’s “Squawk
Box.” “The market is going down because corporate profits will
begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next
year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from
the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least
20 percent, in my view.”
Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'
CNBC - Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes,
many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes
before the end of the year. Wealth advisors say that with
capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15
percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax,
estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save
millions in taxes.
Labor Fight Could Kill Off Twinkies, Wonder Bread
fox8.com - Twinkie-maker Hostess Brands said Monday that it
could go into liquidation if its bakers continue striking in
protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court. The
company announced Monday that it was closing bakeries in
Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati in response to the strike,
cutting 627 jobs in total. The bakers’ strike, which began last
week, continued Monday at around 24 of Hostess’ 36 plants, and
Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said the firm could close more bakeries
or even move into liquidation if workers don’t return to their
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Occupy LA, labor unions protest corporate control in US
Press TV - The protesters are targeting downtown LA, where the
headquarters of Bank of America and Wells Fargo are located.
Activists argue that large tax breaks for wealthy corporations
such as Wells Fargo increase pressure on local communities,
making public services such as healthcare unaffordable for the
working class. Reports indicate that Wells Fargo has profits of
more than USD 50 billion and federal tax breaks of USD 18
Flu shots are medical procedures that come with deadly risks
(NaturalNews) New data presented at IDWeek 2012 shows a small
mortality risk the flu poses for healthy children. Considering
that 30 percent of all flu vaccines can come with adverse
reactions and according to the CDC, six percent of those will be
"serious" events - including death - we are long past the point
of diminishing return. Of course, their overall Big Pharma
findings support the usual public rhetoric that encourages
families to line up and bare their arms en-mass for a shot to
prove that they take the flu virus seriously every year.
Forget the flu shot: Fight the flu naturally by not blowing your
(NaturalNews) A study conducted at the University of Virginia
used CT scans on people while coughing, sneezing and blowing
their nose. They discovered that people who sneeze or cough
experience little to no pressure in their nasal cavities.
However, people who blew their nose caused pressure that
propelled mucus backwards into their sinuses every time. The
lead researcher said that the mucus traveling back into the
sinuses could result in further infection. Instead of nose
blowing, people should wipe their noses.
Bayer Buys Schiff for $1.2 Billion
Dr. Mercola - Drug giant Bayer HealthCare LLC will be acquiring
Schiff Nutrition International, a leading nutritional supplement
company, for $1.2 billion in a deal that is expected to close by
year’s end. Not only do drug companies stand to gain revenue by
buying up supplement makers – they’re essentially getting rid of
their competition so they can control the ENTIRE supplement
industry. If our supplement industry is captured by
pharmaceutical corporations, you can expect legislation that
will force you to obtain a prescription for natural remedies.
This sort of restriction places the drug industry in complete
control of supplements, both in terms of access and price, which
is the LAST thing you should want if you value natural,
non-pharmaceutical healthcare options.
Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis,
significantly speed recovery time
(NaturalNews) Exposing your skin daily to natural sunlight or
regularly supplementing with high doses of vitamin D3 can
effectively shorten the duration of tuberculosis infection. This
is the finding of a new study recently published in the journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which reveals
once again that vitamin D plays a critical role in disease
treatment and prevention.
(NaturalNews) Anemia is a symptom caused by a myriad of
conditions. These conditions include iron deficiency, vitamin
B12 deficiency, vitamin C deficiency, Vitamin E deficiency,
vitamin B6 deficiency, and thyroid disorders, for openers.
American Academy of Pediatrics says pesticides aren't bad for
babies - Eat more!
(NaturalNews) The duplicitous report by AAP, which reads as
though it was written by the chemical industry, concedes that
organic produce has significantly lower pesticide levels than
conventional produce, and that this variance could be
significant for childhood health outcomes. And yet in the same
breath, the report concludes that since there is supposedly no
"direct evidence" that consuming a solely organic diet leads to
better health outcomes than a mixed or conventional diet, the
jury is still out as to whether or not pesticides are truly
dangerous for children.
Having a 'harmless' ultrasound? Beware of serious infections
(NaturalNews) While some people have raised questions about the
high-frequency sounds damaging fetuses, now there is another
concern. It turns out that reports are accumulating that show
the clear, water-based conducting gel that's applied to the skin
so the transducer will slide easily can be contaminated with
bacteria that can cause life-threatening illnesses.
'Tis the season for dry skin
(NaturalNews) Eating healthy fats can also be a beneficial
combatant against dry skin. Also known as essential fatty acids,
healthy fats can readily be found in fish such as salmon,
mackerel, and tuna. Vitamins A, E, and D can also be of great
assistance during cold months. Vitamin A is found in veggies
like carrots, yams, and green, leafy vegetables, while vitamin E
is common in raw, unsalted seeds and nuts. The body naturally
produces vitamin D when skin is in sunlight, but during winter,
other sources can be found like sweet potatoes, fish, and eggs.
Forget Natural Alternatives, Scientists Now Using Illegal Meth
to Treat Flu
Natural Society - It is no satire, scientists based out of
Taiwan have conducted research on the effects of methamphetamine
on the flu and are now reporting that it does indeed exhibit
flu-fighting properties. Granted the scientists are not
recommending that the pure form of meth be utilized in the
treatment of the flu, but instead they actually plan on taking
further time and research to figure out which parts of the meth
are responsible for the effects. This is beyond ridiculous when
considering that there is already a bountiful amount of research
showing the significant anti-flu capabilities of natural
substances like whole foods and vitamin D.
Simple Steps to Kick the Sugar Habit – Fast!
Natural Society - The good news for anyone suffering from an
addiction to sugar is that the withdrawal symptoms fade fast. By
changing diet to eliminate refined sugar and include natural,
raw sugars, the body can easily recover. Whole grain bread with
raw honey can replace processed ‘goodies’ such as doughnuts or
other sugary treats. Raw honey is a natural, healthful sugar
that is processed by the digestive system easily. Honey can
cause a blood glucose spike, but not as dramatic as refined
sugar, nor does the brain react as it does to ‘table sugar’.
(Here are some awesome health benefits of honey you won’t want
to miss). It will take about one week to kill the cravings –
during this time, always use natural, raw natural sugar sources
in place of refined sugar like honey or
U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda
Intel Hub - In a move that received little attention, both
countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan.
Cyber threats know no national borders which has made the issue
an important security concern. A fully integrated North American
security perimeter would be entrusted with preventing and
responding to any such attacks. One of the key priorities
identified in the November 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan is
cybersecurity.... Merging cyber threat strategies would force
Canada to further bring its security practices in line with
American ones and under the reach of the Department of Homeland
New Google Transparency Report Says Government Surveillance and
Censorship is on the Rise
Intel Hub - The numbers that they give in the new transparency
reports are alarming, but even Google admits that they only
represent a small portion of what is taking place, because they
only know about the government spying that is going on through
their networks, with their knowledge. According to the report:
“This is the sixth time we’ve released this data, and one trend
has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise. As you
can see from the graph below, government demands for user data
have increased steadily since we first launched the Transparency
Report. In the first half of 2012, there were 20,938 inquiries
from government entities around the world. Those requests were
for information about 34,614 accounts.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Why American & European Fruits And Vegetables Have No Flavor
Gaia Health -The main reason is actually a scientific one. It
turns out that fruits and vegetables that ripen more
consistently are also flavorless. In the wild, tomatoes ripen
inconsistently. There is an evolution/natural selection pressure
that favors this because inconsistent ripening allows the
tomatoes a greater chance to be eaten by birds and animals,
thereby allowing for those seeds to spread and germinate.
However, there is a genetic mutation that allows uniform
ripening that affects a percentage of tomatoes, and this genetic
change also happens to make the tomatoes less nutritious and
flavorful. The full explanation on this mutation is found in
Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes..
in History - Tuesday - November 13, 2012
1775 - During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said,
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and
1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and
called it the "frankfurter."
1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is
best known for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and
1909 - 250 miners were killed in a fire and explosion at the St. Paul
Mine at Cherry, IL.
1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between
New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
1933 - In Austin, MN, the first sit-down labor strike in America took
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering
the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial
segregation on public buses.
1971 - The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to
orbit another planet, Mars.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1984 - A libel suit against Time, Inc. by former Israeli Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon went to trial in New York.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S.
had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the
shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to
1994 - In San Francisco, CA, a heavily armed gunman traded fire with
police, hitting two police officers, a paramedic and another person
before being killed.
1994 - Sweden voted to join the European Union.
1995 - Seven people, including five Americans are killed in a car bomb
attack at a U.S. military headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1997 - Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors that were U.S. citizens.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the
North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President
1998 - U.S. President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000,
without an apology or admission of guilt, to throw out her sexual
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that
would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with
connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September
11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had
taken such action.
2009 - NASA announced that water had been discoved on the moon. The
discovery came from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater
Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).
VIDEO: Israel fires at two Syrian mortar batteries, reports ‘direct hit’
RT - The Israeli military has fired tanks shells into Syria for the
second consecutive day after a stray mortar round landed in the
Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF fired “towards the source of
the fire” and confirmed “direct hits.” The Israel Defense Force (IDF)
tanks fired on two Syrian mortar shell batteries in response to the
errant mortar shell that landed near an IDF outpost in Hazeka on Monday.
The retaliatory strike comes a day after a similar incident compelled
the Israeli military to fire a single Tamuz anti-tank missile into
Israel threatens to close cash tap if Palestinians seek UN recognition
haaretz.com - Israel will stop collecting tax revenues for the
Palestinian Authority and not hand over any money if President Mahmoud
Abbas continues to seek observer state membership of the United Nations,
Israel's finance minister said on Saturday.... On Wednesday, the
Western-backed Palestinian Authority circulated a draft resolution to UN
member states that calls for upgrading its UN status to that of observer
state, despite objections by the United States and Israel.
Egyptian jihadist calls for destruction of Sphinx, Pyramids
alarabiya.net - An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to
the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza
Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha
statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an
Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for
advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” “All
Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such
idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,”
he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private
channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences.
Argentine Judge Freezes Chevron Assets To Pay $19 Billion Ecuador Fine
corpwatch.org - Adrian Elcuj Miranda, a judge in Buenos Aires, has
ordered the seizure of Chevron’s assets in Argentina, to force the
company to pay a $19 billion penalty for polluting the Amazon in
Ecuador. The plaintiffs are seeking similar legal action in Brazil,
Canada, Colombia and other countries.
Spanish bank halts foreclosures after evicted woman's suicide
Press TV - "The president of Kutxabank, Mario Fernandez, has instructed
that the entity should immediately halt all mortgage-related eviction
procedures until the new related regulations are known," the bank said
in a statement released on Saturday. This decision comes as Amaia Egana
jumped to death from her fourth-floor balcony in Basque city of
Barakaldo on Friday as a judicial commission from the local court walked
into her apartment to foreclose on her.
YouTube: The Economic Collapse of Greece
Published on Aug 19, 2012 - Visualization of the article " The Financial
Collapse Of Greece: The Canary In The Coal Mine For The Global Economy?
" Text by the Economic Collapse website. Designed, animated and narrated
U.S. News, Politics & Government
When former CIA chief David Petraeus enraged the Israel lobby
electronicintifada.net - What Foxman and other Israel lobbyists
understood correctly was that Petraeus was articulating a view
that is increasingly common within the US establishment, but is
an absolute taboo when it comes to stating it publicly: that US
“interests” and Israeli “interests” are not identical, and that
Israel might be a strategic burden, rather than an asset to the
VIDEO: Petraeus mistress reveals real motive behind Benghazi
RT - The fallout from former CIA head David Petraeus’
resignation might be more significant than first thought: as all
eyes turn to the ex-intelligence chief’s mistress, it’s apparent
that she may have been privy to what really happened in
Now many states want to secede from U.S.
WND - Since WND first reported that residents in the state of
Louisiana were petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in
over 20 more states have filed requests with the White House to
peaceably break from the union. Furthermore, the Louisiana
petition has topped 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the
threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to
respond. And for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray,
the signature count now tops 25,000.... Joining Louisiana now
are Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia,
Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New
Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky,
Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.
Round 2: Texas Bill Would Ban Invasive TSA Pat Downs
Paul Joseph Watson - A new bill introduced today by Rep. David
Simpson (R-Longview) would criminalize invasive TSA pat downs in
Texas... The Texas Travel Freedom Act, House Bill 80, would ban
the very procedure that has caused rancor across the country,
namely any pat down that, “touches the anus, breast, buttocks,
or sexual organ of the other person, including touching through
clothing.” The bill would also make it an offense for a TSA
screener, or indeed any federal employee, to remove, “A child
younger than 18 years of age from the physical custody or
control of a parent or guardian of the child or a person
standing in the stead of a parent or guardian of the child.”
VIDEO: Woman Describes Shocking Sexual Abuse At Hands of TSA
Paul Joseph Watson - 58-year-old Maggie Buckenmayer was going
through a TSA checkpoint in Birmingham, Alabama when her
harrowing encounter began. As expected given that she has
implants in her knees, Buckenmayer set off the metal detector
and was then subjected to an “extremely invasive” pat down which
included a woman TSA screener groping Buckenmayer’s “female body
Mark Simmons, Rochester, NY Cop who Shot 13-Year Old Suicidal
Girl, Promoted to Lieutenant
copblock.org - On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Rochester, NY
Police Sgt. Mark Simmons will be promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant. Emails, texts and messages on facebook went out
congratulating Simmons on his promotion. And, once again the
Rochester, NY Police department, and current RPD Chief James
Sheppard, continue a long practiced ‘Good ol’ boys club’ way of
rewarding problem officers with promotions.
Louisiana voters choose gun rights
humanevents.com - Kudos to Louisianans who on Nov. 6
overwhelmingly voted for Proposition Two, an amendment to their
state’s constitution that solidifies the Second Amendment in the
state of Louisiana. The new law says that “the right to keep and
bear arms is a fundamental right” and would require courts to
apply “the highest standard” of law when and if state
municipalities enact laws that act in violation of the second
amendment. Critics say this measure will open the door to a
flood of appeals to the courts by criminals who will seek to
overturn convictions and gain access to firearms. They also
suggest that the new law will lead to a reversal of gun
restrictions that are now in place, such as at schools,
courthouses and churches.
Washington County Bans GMO Cultivation
treehugger.com - One very interesting ballot initiative we
missed: Examiner reports San Juan County, Washington passed
Initiative Measure No. 2012-4, making it illegal to "propagate,
cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms
which have been genetically modified."Exceptions are allowed for
GMO cultivation for research and health care use. The initiative
does not prohibit the sale of products containing GMO
ingredients, nor require labeling of those products made with
YouTube: Neocon Bill Kristol Admits Ron Paul Supporters Are the
Future of The GOP
Fox News Nov 12, 2012.
Judge Napolitano: Four More Years for the Unwitting
FoxNews.com - Only in America can a president who inherits a
deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects
of that recession worse get re-elected. Only in America can a
president who wants the bureaucrats who can't run the Post
Office to micromanage the administration of every American's
health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who
kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or
convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a
president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer
than four years, plans to repay none of it and promises to
borrow another $5 trillion in his second term get re-elected.
What's going on here?
US Manufacturers Have Three Million Available Jobs To Fill
Donna Anderson - According to Brian Pitts, the “60 Minutes”
correspondent covering last night’s story, the idea that
American manufacturers have all taken their jobs out of the
country is an exaggeration. There are still plenty of
manufacturing plants here in the states. Right now, Pitts says,
there are more than 3 million job openings in the US, and as
many as 500,000 of those jobs aren’t being filled because
employers can’t find qualified workers.
43 Natural Alternatives for Cystic Fibrosis
Green Med Info - Many individuals with cystic fibrosis have
difficulty with lung infections developing into pneumonia,
especially Pseudomonas. Many plant materials are being
researched for their therapeutic value for our immune and lung
health. Here are 43 natural substances that have been researched
to possibly improve the lung status of people with cystic
Beans Consumption Helps Reduce Blood Pressure, Heart Disease
Natural Society - Eating a cup of legumes a day can lower blood
pressure in individuals with Type 2 diabetes, thereby reducing
their risk of heart disease, according to new research published
in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. All participants
showed improved levels of blood fat, blood glucose, and
hemoglobin A1C levels. Those who ate legumes, however, also
experienced healthier levels of blood pressure.
Citrus Fruit and Green Tea Combination Amplifies Cancer
Protection, Study Finds
Natural Society - A study carried out in Japan has once again
shown the cancer-fighting properties of citrus fruit. The study
found that those who were eating the fruit had significantly
lower risk of getting a number of cancers, but this was also
true of green tea consumers. Interestingly and more importantly,
daily citrus consumption provided significant protection when
combined with green tea consumption.
Skype rats out alleged WikiLeaks supporter without waiting for
RT - Say goodbye to online service providers protecting the
identities of their users. With just a bit of begging, a
Texas-based intelligence firm succeeded in convincing Skype to
send over sensitive account data pertaining to a teenage
Not Better: What you and your vet need to know about
Dogs Naturally - Do you trust that your vet really understands
the dangers of vaccines and how the core vaccines likely last
for the life of your dog? The fact is, most vets don't know this
and the result is your dog could be getting unnecessary
vaccines. The best way to ensure your pet isn't harmed by
unnecessary vaccines is to read the attached article which
summarizes the research showing just how long the core vaccines
last. What you see might surprise you.
YouTube: Dissecting Group Think
I would not discuss it in terms quite so flattering, but this is how it
works.... Transcript: If you've learned a lot about leadership and
making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to finish,
in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons...
in History - Monday - November 12, 2012
1859 - The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at
Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the designer of the
garment that is named after him.
1892 - William "Pudge" Heffelfinger became the first professional
football player when he was paid a $500 bonus for helping the Allegheny
Athletic Association beat the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
1915 - Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first
American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1918 - Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent republics.
1927 - Joseph Stalin became the ruler of the Soviet Union. Leon Trotsky
was expelled from the Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power.
1933 - In Philadelphia, the first Sunday football game was played.
1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between
Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1944 - During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off
the coast of Norway.
1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange
National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1948 - The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo
and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.
1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed
after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
1964 - Paula Murphy set the female land speed record 226.37 MPH.
1979 - U.S. President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran
in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in
Tehran, Iran on November 4.
1980 - The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn
while transmitting data back to Earth.
1984 - Space shuttle astronauts Dale Gardner and Joe Allen snared the
Palapa B-2 satellite in history's first space salvage.
1985 - In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to life in
prison for his role in a spy ring run by his brother, John A. Walker Jr.
1987 - The American Medical Association issued a policy statement that
said it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely
because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.
1991 - In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director.
1995 - The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with
the Russian space station Mir.
1997 - The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq for
constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors.
1997 - Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing
of the World Trade Center.
2001 - American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after take off
from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300 crashed into the
Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260 people aboard were killed.
2001 - It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken the Kabul,
Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Norther Alliance at this point
was reported to have control over most of the northern areas of
'Iran ready to help reconstruct Iraq’
Press TV - Iran’s Vice President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou
has expressed the country’s readiness to participate in the
reconstruction of Iraq. “Given its great capabilities in various areas,
the Islamic Republic of Iran can stand by the Iraqi officials in the
country’s reconstruction and progress,” Saeedlou said in a meeting with
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Rosh Nori Shawis in
Arbil on Monday. Saeedlou also called for the further expansion of
economic and political ties between the Islamic Republic and Iraq.
Fierce fighting on Turkish-Syrian border risks igniting broader conflict
RT - Syrian shelling and airstrikes targeting rebel positions on the
Turkish border have killed at least 12 people. NATO vowed to “do what it
takes to defend Turkey” as fighting on the Turkish-Syrian border risks
sparking a broader regional conflagration. A Syrian fighter jet
reportedly bombed the rebel-held position three times on Monday, killing
more than a dozen people in the frontier town of Ras al-Ayn, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said. A Turkish official told AP on
condition of anonymity that 70 people injured in the airstrike had been
brought to Turkey for treatment, where eight more of them died. Turkish
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in Rome the jet did not
cross his country’s border, though Turkey would have responded if it
EU talks on banking union to expose divisions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Shoring up Europe's banking sector and strengthening
oversight of economic policies topped the agenda of a meeting Tuesday of
the European Union's 27 finance ministers that was expected to expose
divisions among the continent's powers. Weakness in the banking sector
and inadequate monitoring of national budgets were prime causes of
Europe's three-year financial crisis. Fixing those areas is crucial not
only to ending the current crisis but also preventing a repeat.
Thousands of doctors protest in Paris
Press TV - Thousands of doctors have held a demonstration in Paris to
protest insufficient salaries and working conditions as the
second-largest economy in the eurozone continues to grapple with
economic woes.... Reports say that France is heading for a recession at
the end of the current year.
Army, IRGC begin joint maneuver in eastern Iran
Press TV - A massive seven-day joint maneuver involving Iran’s Army and
the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has begun in the eastern
parts of the country.... According to IRIB news, F-4, F-5, F-7, F-14,
Mirage and Sukhoi fighter jets as well as refueling aircraft will also
be deployed in the maneuver.... Iran has held several major defense
drills in recent months amid threats made and accusations leveled
against the country's peaceful nuclear program by the US and its allies.
Britain could intervene in Syria within months - top UK general
RT - The UK’s most senior general said on a BBC interview Sunday that
Britain had in place contingency plans for a “very limited” response in
the case of a worsening humanitarian situation in Syria within the next
few months. The admission from Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir
David Richards is the most serious warning yet that Britain is preparing
for some kind of military involvement in Syria. It seems that British
policy has now shifted from trying to support and organize the disparate
rebel groups to considering full-blown military action.
Israel fires 'warning shots' at Syria over Golan Heights mortar strike
RT - Israel has fired warning shots into Syria after mortars launched
from Syrian territory hit an Israeli base in the Golan Heights. It is
the first time Israel has fired into Syrian territory since the 1973
war. The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said the missile was fired as a
warning shot after an errant mortar fired from Syria hit the military
Israel threatens to escalate attacks against Palestinians in Gaza
Press TV - Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak said on
Sunday that Tel Aviv had been weighing multiple options to punish
Palestinians. "During the last two days, the IDF (Israel military), upon
my instruction, has been evaluating the host of options for harsher
responses against Hamas and the other... organizations in Gaza," Barak
said. "We will strike with an ever-growing intensity," he threatened.
VIDEO: Assad: Erdogan thinks he's Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman
RT - In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that
the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians
and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria
with imperial ambitions. Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats
as enemies – from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein. He accused
Western countries of aiming to turn him into their next enemy.
Greek parliament passes harsh 2013 austerity budget despite public
Press TV - The passage of the bill was a pre-condition for Athens to
unlock a 31.5 billion euro (40 billion dollars) tranche of bailout funds
from its three international creditors -- the European Union, the
International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank.... Ahead of
the vote, around 15,000 anti-austerity protesters filled the streets
leading to the parliament building in Athens to voice their anger at the
fresh cuts in public spending and wages.
Evicted Spaniard's suicide brings thousands to the streets
RT -Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Basque Spanish
city of Barakaldo to condemn the suicide of an evictee as well as to
protest against further foreclosures. Fifty-three-year-old Amaia Egaña
jumped four floors to her death as bailiffs prepared to kick her out
after she failed to stay current on her mortgage payments. She is the
second person in less than three weeks to commit suicide in the face of
an impending eviction. Organizers of the Stop Eviction march called for
immediate action by Madrid to end foreclosures, blaming the suicide on
Spain's economic hardship.
Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus
RT - America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s
hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron
say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected
their systems as well.
Bill Gates Malaria Vaccine Flops In African Trials
Activist Post - In what may prove to be a minor public relations setback
for vaccine pushers like Bill Gates and GlaxoSmithKline, the much touted
Mosquirix malaria vaccine recently rolled out in Africa has been
officially demonstrated to be only 30% effective in babies....
Nevertheless, GSK has announced that it will not be giving up in the
attempt to develop Mosquirix into a more “effective” vaccine, and will
be working with governments and international groups in order to fund
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the Millions with No Risk
Activist Post - Thus far, millions mosquitoes were released in various
locations; Cayman Islands, Malaysia, and Brazil. Now, the GM mosquito
creator Oxitec may release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes
in the fields of crops, including olives, citrus fruits, cabbage,
tomatoes, and cotton. A UK-based company, Oxitec is the maker of all
genetically modified insects. The company’s goal is to create a global
market, where GM insects will be released around the world in order to
take over natural insect populations.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Petraeus Gagged? 'Scandal timing may mean political
RT - The resignation of the director of the CIA and one of
America's most decorated military commanders David Petraeus has
dominated headlines and air-time in American media recently. But
while his extramarital affair's been in the spotlight, the real
cause for concern are the ramifications for the country as a
whole. For more RT talks to James Corbett - editor of The
General Petraeus: “The Spy Who Loved Him”
Jon Rappoport - It’s absurd to think the FBI just found out
about CIA Director Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell, his
biographer. The timing is too convenient. The FBI knew about the
affair some time ago and, under strict orders, kept their mouths
shut until just after Election Day. If they hadn’t, the scandal
would have blown up during Obama’s campaign run.
General Allen probed for link to Petraeus scandal
Press TV - In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex
scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American
commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under
investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a
woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula
Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital
Obama is considering replacing Leon Panetta with John Kerry
Press TV - President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F.
Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of
an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that
will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director
David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of
secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar
with the transition planning said that nomination will almost
certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United
6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90
Days--Average 68 per Day
CNS News – It’s Friday morning [Nov 9th], and so far today, the
Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and
notifications on its reguations.gov website.... The thousands of
entries run the gamut from meeting notifications to fee
schedules to actual rules and proposed rule changes.
New Jersey: Old General Motors Plant Being Converted to an
Active FEMA Camp Now
Intel Hub - According to local reports, near the Linden Airport
north of Woodbridge a massive FEMA camp is being constructed in
plain sight as military guards and officials downplay the
activity as normal. Inside the camps perimeter there are water
tanker trucks, tents, building supplies, and portable
shower/sanitation facilities causing concern to say the least.
It was reported by the Woodbridge Patch that a few of the guards
admitted the new construction on the site was indeed a FEMA
Election mandate in hand, Obama readies more Iran sanctions
RT - The US State Department and Treasury announced on Thursday
that the sanctions are aimed at senior Iranian officials and
several related entities. US State Department spokesperson
Victoria Nuland said they are “responsible for the abuses
carried out against their own citizens.” The US State Department
and Treasury announced on Thursday that the sanctions are aimed
at senior Iranian officials and several related entities. US
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said they are
“responsible for the abuses carried out against their own
VIDEO: David Petraeus resigns as CIA director
Washington Post - CIA Director David H. Petraeus resigned Friday
and admitted to having an extramarital affair, bringing a
surprisingly abrupt end to his brief tenure at the spy agency as
well as his decorated career in national security. Petraeus, a
retired four-star U.S. Army general once considered a potential
presidential candidate, met with President Obama on Thursday and
said he was prepared to step down because of the affair. Obama
accepted the resignation in a phone call to Petraeus on Friday,
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VIDEO: Petraeus Was Slated to Testify on Benghazi Next Week
Breitbart - Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next
week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris
Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Bret Baier of Fox News just
tweeted, "With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he
will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be 'stunned'
by the announcement."... The two figures most linked to the
disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and
Petraeus, are gone. The figure most linked with Fast and
Furious, Eric Holder, will be gone. The figure most linked to
the administration’s economic failures, Secretary of the
Treasury Tim Geithner, will be gone. Only Obama remains. He ran
out the clock on his scandals, and now throws anyone associated
with them overboard.
* Related Video/Article:
Sen. Graham: "Essential" for Petraeus to testify at Benghazi
Clinton Refuses to Testify on Benghazi, Cites Scheduling
Business Week - While the State Department responded that
Clinton will be traveling abroad next week, the invitation to
the Nov. 15 hearing signaled a post-election renewal of a
politically charged debate over the attack resulted in the death
of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Other State Department officials plan to provide closed- door
briefings for lawmakers, including a session with the Senate
intelligence committee on Nov. 15, department spokeswoman
Victoria Nuland told reporters today.
VIDEO: Petraeus Resignation is About Putting Arms and Men in
Kurt Nimmo - The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus is
not about an extramarital affair with his biographer, reserve
Army officer Paula Broadwell. It’s about U.S. policy in the
Middle East, the ongoing “color revolutions,” and specifically
the operation underway to arm al-Qaeda, the FSA in Syria, and
overthrow the al-Assad regime.
* Related Article:
Congress to investigate whether Petraeus scandal was a political
The Man Who Tracked Down Bin Laden Reported To Be New Head Of
Business Insider - With David Petraeus stepping down as CIA
Director after reports of an extra-marital affair, we’re seeing
reports that Mike Morell, currently deputy C.I.A. director, will
take the job on an interim basis. Morell’s official bio is here,
but it doesn’t mention one key thing — his role in tracking
Osama bin Laden. In a Vanity Fair article about the decision to
kill bin Laden, Mark Bowdon described Morell as “the head of the
C.I.A.’s bin Laden team”.
US may soon scrap Cold War trade restrictions on Russia
The US Congress may soon end Cold War-era trade sanctions by
voting to give companies greater access to Russia’s developing
market. Republican leaders had previously blocked the issue from
going to a vote, despite Russia’s accession into the WTO. The
House Rules Committee is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss the
establishment of “permanent normal trade relations” with Russia,
paving the way for a vote at the end of this week.
220 marijuana cases dismissed in King, Pierce counties
Seattle Times - King and Pierce County prosecutors are
dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases in response
to Tuesday’s vote to decriminalize small amounts of pot....
Satterberg said he expected federal authorities to seek an
injunction to block implementation of I-502′s state licensing
scheme for marijuana retailers and growers. “I think it’s the
kind of issue the U.S. Supreme Court will have a final word on,”
said [King County Prosecutor Dan] Satterberg, calling it an “an
important state’s rights issue.”
Ron Paul Won't Go Quietly
usnews.com - Americans haven't heard the last of libertarian
icon Ron Paul. The former Republican presidential candidate, who
inspired the most passionate followers of anyone in the 2012
race, says he will continue spreading the word about the need
for less government, lower taxes, and fewer U.S. military
* Related Video:
Ron Paul on the Alex Jones Show
Airport screeners ratify first-ever union contract with TSA
nj.com/ - The nation’s 44,000 newly unionized airport screeners
have ratified their first-ever collective bargaining agreement,
giving them more say in what they wear on the job, the shifts
they work and the time off they take, whether they can change
from part-time to full-time work or back, their union announced
TSA uniform perks more expensive than Marine Corps
Washington Examiner - TSA employees will see their uniform
allowances nearly double to $446 per year,” the House
Transportation Committee noted in a press release on the TSA’s
new collective bargaining agreement. “By comparison, a combat
Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400.
The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an
estimated $9.63 million annually.”
FEMA Camp ‘Freedom’ Houses over 800 Citizens in Oceanport as New
York Opens Prison for Displaced Individuals
Intel Hub - No media is allowed into “Camp Freedom” as the
government is afraid the truth will reach the masses. City and
government buses have been converted to transport displaced
civilians and emergency workers into the camp as a major snow
squall and bad weather continue to plague the region. Martial
law is still in effect. Military, FEMA and the Red Cross are on
scene inside the camp perimeter. The third world conditions at
“Camp Freedom” are despicable to say the least as residents have
VIDEO: Illinois County Looks to Balance Budget Through Gun Tax
Activist Post - In a new tax scheme covered in the video below,
gun buyers in Cook County, IL will have to pay an additional $25
per purchase in what is of course being dubbed "the violence
tax." Citing a massive 25% spike in gun-related violence in the
Chicago area, the county feels that this new tax "properly
reflects the values and priorities" of the administration.
15 ‘Citizens’ Petition to Secede from the United States
Intel Hub - The news that 15 States have filed petitions to
secede from the United States is not exactly accurate.... These
petitions to secede have been created by individuals who have
taken the action many have been contemplating for some time.
Some states have passed various Acts that warn the Federal
Government not to take any further action in certain areas, but
to my knowledge, no State of the United States has officially
declared or requested to secede from the United States – yet.
Ten Health Ranger predictions about December 2012 and the first
half of 2013
(NaturalNews) Obama's re-election has set a number of things in
motion behind closed doors that are about to emerge before the
Summer of 2013. If anything, Obama's victory has accelerated the
timeline of financial collapse that's now a foregone conclusion
for the United States of America. Here's what I see unfolding
between now and mid-2013 (or before other dates as stated
Yes on 37 refuses to challenge vote fraud!
(NaturalNews) In an email sent out on Nov. 9, the PR people for
37 wrote: "They [the leaders of YES ON 37] assume these
[millions of uncounted] ballots won't be in our favor. For this
reason the campaign does not want to get involved in the
pressuring for counting the remaining votes."... In that email,
we learn the brilliant reasoning behind this abject projection
of a defeat. Buckle up: "Our understanding of the situation is
that the campaign believes these [millions of uncounted votes]
are early ballots that were sent in during the beginning stages
of the barrage of opposition commercials [by NO ON 37]. These
ballots tended vote against Prop 37. They assume the ballots
won't be in our favor."
Vote fraud: who destroyed Prop 37 on election night?
(NaturalNews) Yesterday, by consulting four of the 57 county
registrars in the state, I found 1.6 million votes still
unprocessed. That was chicken feed. An updated report, as of
noon today, November 9, posted at the California Secretary of
State's website, indicates that, for all of California, a
boggling 3.3 million votes remain uncounted. So who called the
shots? Who made the early and grossly premature projection on
election night? Who told all the media outlets that Prop 37 had
been defeated? I suspected it was Edison Media Research, an
outfit that works for the National Election Pool (NEP). NEP is a
media consortium that supplies election-night information to the
press. This morning I spoke with a representative of Edison, who
told me they didn't make the projection on Prop 37. If true,
that leaves Associated Press (AP) as the leading suspect.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Were Military Absentee Ballots Lost That
Could Have Changed Election?
Liberty Crier - (FOX19) - As with any election, there are a
number of theories as to why things went the way they did. We
have been hearing from a number of people who have been telling
us that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots might
have been missed. Enough to overturn the election? Is it true?
VIDEO: What You Probably Haven’t Heard About Citizens United
Liberty Crier - In early 2008, a group called Citizens United
sought to air commercials for their documentary that was highly
critical of then-Senator Hillary Clinton. This appeared to
violate federal election rules that prohibited corporations and
unions from broadcasting “electioneering communications” within
60 days of an election. Citizens United sued the Federal
Election Commission and ultimately won a landmark Supreme Court
case that expanded corporations’ right to political speech.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Abolish All Price
Controls: Let the Free Market Function!
Nov 11, 2012.
Companies Plan Massive Layoffs As Obamacare Becomes A Reality
freedomworks.org - Last night's victory for the President marks
the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a
what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also
means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new
or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123
billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion
medical device tax, all the way down to the $600 million
executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly
unbearable tax burden on the economy. Who will pay? The
middle-class workforce, of course.
VIDEO: Chicago's First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated
With Hiring Process
CBS News - More than 3,000 people showed up for the 55 posted
job openings, but city hiring rules require all applications be
filed online, so many of those who attended left frustrated at
having to stand in line for hours, without being able to
actually apply for a job.
YouTube: Congress To Cut Benefits For Veterans?
RT - Over the centuries men and women have served in the US
military and on November 11, America honors their sacrifice and
bravery. But among the federal holiday, Congress plans on
cutting defense spending, but will those cuts harm veterans who
have served this country? Michael Prysner, veteran and founder
of March Forward, joins us with more on Congress' plan to cut
Across US, Veterans Day commemorations under way
AP - Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of
Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The
holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on
Monday. It's the first such day honoring the men and women who
served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in
Veterans: We Honor Those Who Die, We Neglect Those Who Survive
Veterans Today - It is sad and tragic that our nation did not
give much care and attention to the mental status of the many
who came back really damaged by the wars. Damage that is perhaps
equally permanent likes the loss of limps. Many of the returning
GIs ended on skid row in Chicago, in Los Angeles, New York,
Detroit and even many in small towns America. Neither the
administration this one or past ones or the Veteran Affairs took
the mental illness suffered by returning GI’s as a serious
illness equal to the physical injuries suffered and must be
treated if returning GIs were to become productive.
On any night, 76,000 veterans are homeless
Press TV - Veterans who eat at St. Anthony's Foundation in San
Francisco receive a gift bag complete with a new pair of shoes
on Veterans Day, officials say. "The heartbreaking reality is
that 20 percent of the nearly 3,000 meals we serve daily at St.
Anthony's are served to veterans," Stenger said in a statement.
St. Anthony's and the Veterans Administration provide help to
veterans who face extreme isolation and services to help them
rebuild their lives, Stenger said.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Occupy Wall Street Takes to Agorism and Starts a
Intel Hub - Members of Occupy Wall Street have recently started
an effort called “Rolling Jubilee” and the stated mission on
their website is to: “buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but
instead of collecting it, we abolish it. We cannot buy specific
individuals’ debt – instead, we help liberate debtors at random
through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective
Anger mounts as over 100,000 remain without power post-Sandy
RT - Residents of the northeastern US lashed out at a local
utility company for its inability to restore power or provide
information some two weeks after the region was hit by the
deadly Hurricane Sandy. More than 120,000 New York and New
Jersey residents remain without power as the Long Island Power
Authority (LIPA) has failed to repair the grid connecting tens
of thousands of homes and businesses to power.
25,000 ask to get out of Gulf spill settlement
fuelfix.com - About 79,000 Gulf Coast residents have filed
damage claims under a proposed settlement with BP over the 2010
oil spill, but 25,000 others want out of the deal, the claims
administrator told a federal judge Thursday. BP and a steering
committee of plaintiffs’ lawyers who negotiated the proposed
settlement earlier this year defended it against objections that
it’s unfair, and U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier also voiced
skepticism about those complaints. BP attorney Rick Godfrey
reaffirmed the British oil giant’s commitment to the deal
despite the possibility that those who opt out may sue the
Temporarily closed San Onofre nuclear plant will start operating
without safety hearing
RT - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an independent agency of
the federal government, has denied an environmental group’s
request to force the San Onofre nuclear power plant to undergo
judicial-style hearings before it can restart. The power plant
was shut down nine months ago as a result of defective
replacement steam generators. Con Edison, the company that runs
the plant, has created a proposed plan to restart one of the two
nuclear reactor units. But the group Friends of the Earth has
accused the company of “radical design changes” that should be
subject to a license amendment process. Con Edison has not
obtained license amendments for most of the design changes.
Obama Shuts Down 1.6M Acres to Oil Shale Development
Breitbart - Just two days after President Obama’s re-election,
the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6
million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land
had originally been slated for drilling under President George
Asthma inhalers with tracking devices: The future of American
Big Brother healthcare
(NaturalNews) Big Brother is finding new and inventive ways to
keep track of you these days, thanks to an explosion in
technology, and that now includes the healthcare industry, once
considered a bastion of privacy. According to Wired magazine, a
new "smart" asthma inhaler, which is designed to work in
conjunction with a computer suite, allows health professions to
track when a patient is having an asthma attack - including
tracking the location of the patient when the attack is
occurring. The suite, called Asthmapolis and which is being sold
to consumers as a safety feature (sound familiar?), is supposed
to help both patients and healthcare providers alike "better
monitor the behavior of asthma," Wired reported.
Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks
(NaturalNews) Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly diseases
out there. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among
U.S. women -- an astounding 14,000 out of 23,000 diagnosed each
year, die. Ovarian cancer tends to be aggressive and generally
has very few symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage.
Fortunately, several natural remedies have proven to be
exceptionally useful in both preventing and curing this silent
killer. Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and flaxseed are all
remarkably effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells and
tumors -- hindering proliferation and increasing survival rates
The importance of beta carotene
(NaturalNews) First and foremost beta carotenes are one of the
many brightly compounds called carotenoids that make foods red,
yellow, and orange. Also, those red or orange colored
hydrocarbons found in carrots and other vegetables change into
vitamin A in the body, which helps regulate the growth of cells
and control immune system reactions. The cells that are affected
most by vitamin A live in your digestive tract, in organs like
7UP Being Sued for Antioxidant Claims
Natural Society - Misinformation aggravates us all, and
unfortunately the food industry is rife with it. One Californian
man, however, is holding a soda manufacturer legally culpable
for false claims about its supposedly antioxidant sodas,
including diet Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and
Pomegranate Antioxidant 7UP flavors. The nonprofit Center for
Science in the Public Interest is co-counsel in the lawsuit,
which was filed Thursday.
Sky-high levels of radioactivity in fish from Fukushima means
inedible seafood for at least a decade
(NaturalNews) Scientists were shocked to learn recently that
levels of ionizing radiation in sea life living off the eastern
coast of Japan are still exceptionally high following the
devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region back
in March 2011. And according to a new paper published in the
journal Science, which draws on a myriad of data collected by
the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF),
the discovery could mean that seafood from Japan will be
inedible for at least the next decade.
Pass on the Edible Deodorant - Try These 10 Internal Deodorants
Activist Post - Deo Perfume Candy promises its rose and geraniol
ingredients will make you waft roses while you sweat. Unfazed,
chemist George Preti said “'the wonderful smell known as body
odor' depends on the chemical composition of a person’s skin
secretions and the type of bacteria feeding on them." And he has
a great point. But, the candy is hitting a truthful chord - that
odor comes from the inside, why not battle them there instead of
external masking? Unfortunately, it only emits a fragrance and
doesn't eradicate odor-ausing problems. It contains, among other
questionable ingredients, sugar (which indirectly causes odor!)
and the sugar-free kind has nerve-toxin Aspartame, made from GM
bacteria and linked to cancer, brain damage and so much more.
Treat and minimize IBS symptoms with these natural remedies
(NaturalNews) Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as
"IBS," is a condition that afflicts millions of Americans in
large part because of our highly processed low fiber diets. It
is an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition that is
marked by bloating, gas and a feeling of never quite being fully
relieved after bowel movements.
Chia seeds are the ultimate survival food for long-term storage
(NaturalNews) It's easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just
by shopping at the grocery store, of course: Canned soup, bread,
peanut butter and even salted nuts are all readily available as
long as you don't wait until the last days before a storm hits
to buy some supplies. But what if you're looking for food that
keeps you alive during a long duration grid failure or natural
disaster? What if you need to feed yourself and your family for
30 days or longer without a single trip to the grocery store?
Crust formed on overcooked foods can triple the risk of heart
(NaturalNews) Be careful the next time you order that hamburger
and fries cooked on an open grill or over flames. Not only do
you have to be especially cautious of hydrogenated and trans
fats infused during cooking, but the crust formed on these
foods, and many others, from grilling, charbroiling or frying
boosts pre-formed anti-glycation end products (AGEs) that are
shown to dramatically raise the risk of heart disease,
especially in diabetics.
7 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Home
Dr. Mercola - When it comes to cancer, you probably want to do
what you can to avoid it. But how do you do that when it seems
like everything around you poses a cancer risk? Here are seven
important steps to removing the most obvious cancer risks from
Women left at the mercy of untested prescription drugs as most
drugs are only tested on men
(NaturalNews) Whilst doctors whine on about the dangers of
alternative medicine, they has admitted that trials of major
drugs are only carried out on men. This has led to up to one
million women being admitted to hospitals every year with side
effects from nausea and high blood pressure, to life threatening
conditions. Some drugs tested for males have been prescribed to
pregnant women without the drugs being approved for this
Natural medicine therapies significantly benefit arthritis
(NaturalNews) A new study published in the November issue of the
Journal of Clinical Nursing found that almost 25 percent of
patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
used a procedure known as complementary and alternative therapy
(CAT) to help them better manage their condition.
Documentary Reveals How the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry
Conspire to Maintain a Failing Business Model
Dr. Mercola - Did you know that while the United States makes up
only five percent of the world's population, we consume over 50
percent of all the world's pharmaceutical drugs? This sobering
statistic and much more is revealed in Jeff Hays' documentary
film, Doctored. The primary focus of the film is on the
chiropractic profession and its long-standing struggle to be
recognized as authentic health professionals. In the 1980's,
chiropractors were still by and large viewed as quacks whose
treatments were unscientific and potentially dangerous. Worse
yet, chiropractors were also derided as 'cultists' at a time
when Charles Manson and his cult followers wrought terror in
California, and Jim Jones persuaded his followers to drink the
Kool-Aid spiked with deadly poison.
Five amazing and unusual uses for algae - From healing your gut
to fueling your car
(NaturalNews) The simple, single celled algae that comprise
superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, marine plankton, or
blue-green algae (which some now consider a bacteria) are
self-feeding photosynthetic (needing sunlight) organisms that
grow in lakes, man-made pools, and the ocean.
Cocoa butter is not just for chocolate anymore - Discover the
healthy secrets behind this sensuous food
(NaturalNews) Need another reason to love the cacao bean? As it
turns out, cocoa butter has its own set of health enhancing
properties apart from cocoa. External use of the butter clears
everything from psoriasis to dermatitis to eczema, while
conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart
disease and cancer respond well to internal use. Cocoa butter is
also nutrient dense -- supplying antioxidants, vitamins,
minerals and beneficial fats. Frequently used in skin care
products, this heavenly butter is also great for cooking,
smoothies and raw food creations.
The Dark Side of Science - new video examines horrors of science
pursued without ethics
(NaturalNews) When I began to investigate the horrors that have
been committed against humanity in the last century or so, I was
aghast to realize how many of them had been pursued in the name
of "science." DDT chemicals? "Scientific." Agent Orange? ...
Watch my new video, The Dark Side of Science, to see yet
more consequences of the scientific dictatorship that now
'Proof of Heaven' documents existence of afterlife, multiverse,
intelligent life beyond Earth, multidimensional realities
NaturalNews) There's a secret that's much bigger than politics,
health freedom, science or even the entire history of the human
race. That secret remains entirely unacknowledged -- even
condemned -- by the scientific community, and yet it is the
single most important secret about everything that is. Yes,
YouTube: Ben Swann explains who funded SOPA and PIPA internet
Ben Swann Reality Check explains the money trail behind SOPA and
PIPA and why the national media won't talk about these bills.
VIDEO: Mile High mystery: UFO sightings in sky over Denver
kdvr.com - Strange objects caught on camera flying over the city
and nobody can explain it. We first learned about these
sightings when a metro area man, who does not want to be
identified brought us his home video. He captured the images on
his digital camera from a hilltop in Federal Heights looking
south toward downtown Denver. He said, “The flying objects
appear around noon or 1:00 p.m. at least a couple of times a
week.” The strangest part is they are flying too fast to see
with the naked eye, but when we slowed down the video, several
Researchers Shocked by Mushroom Study Results
Dr. Becker - In a study conducted at the University of
Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and published
recently in an open-access article in the journal Evidence-Based
Complementary and Alternative Medicine1, dogs with
hemangiosarcoma -- an aggressive, malignant cancer that develops
in the cells of blood vessels – were given a compound derived
from a type of mushroom, Coriolus versicolor. According to
researchers, the patients given this compound had the longest
survival times ever reported for dogs with this form of cancer.
Every vote counts: Woman blames husband for Obama win, runs him
over with car
Daily Caller - Here is one way to win an argument with your
spouse: run him/her over with a car. An Arizona woman was
apparently so enraged that her husband didn’t vote in last
week’s presidential election that she ran him over with her
Jeep. Holly Solomon, 28, and her husband, Daniel, reportedly got
into a heated vehicular argument about the outcome of the
presidential race in a parking lot Saturday, according to ABC
affiliate KNXV-TV15 in Phoenix. Holly apparently believed that
Daniel’s failure to exercise his right to vote had caused
President Barack Obama to win re-election, and thought that a
second Obama term would be bad for their family, according to
local news sources.
VIDEO: The Little Bridge That Could
americandigest.org - The Durham train trestle has stood its ground for
the last 100 years. This fact doesn't deter some drivers from
challenging the bridge about once a month. All of them fail.
in History - Friday - November 9, 2012
1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands.
1872 - A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the
progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S.
1918 - Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. He then
fled to the Netherlands.
1923 - In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German troops that
were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening
before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian
government leaders at gunpoint.
1935 - United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor
leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.
1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish
businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over
25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or
"Night of Broken Glass."
1961 - Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record
speed of 4,093 mph.
1961 - The Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) eliminated its
"Caucasians only" rule.
1965 - The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts
of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2
1967 - A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted
off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.
1979 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously called upon Iran
to release all American hostages "without delay." Militants, mostly
students had taken 63 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran,
Iran, on November 4.
1981 - U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a 3-week Rapid Deployment
Force exercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman were also involved in the
1984 - A bronze statue titled "Three Servicemen," by Frederick Hart, was
unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
1989 - Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens
to travel freely to West Germany.
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-aggression
treaty with Germany.
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London, appealed for
assistance in rescheduling his country's debt, and asked British
businesses to invest.
1998 - A federal judge in New York approved the richest antitrust
settlement in U.S. history. A leading brokerage firm was ordered to pay
$1.03 billion to investors who had sued over price-rigging of Nasdaq
2004 - U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened Pennsylvania
Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.
UN warns of escalating humanitarian need in Syria
AP - The United Nations is warning that the number of people inside
Syria needing humanitarian aid could rise sharply from 2.5 million now
to 4 million by early next year if the civil war grinds on at its
current deadly pace. John Ging, operations director for the U.N.
humanitarian office, said the U.N. is also projecting that a failure to
end the fighting will lead to an increase in the number of Syrians
fleeing to neighboring countries, from almost 400,000 at present to
around 700,000 in early 2013.
Japan to seek defense talks with US
AP - Japan's defense minister says Tokyo is seeking talks with the
United States to update their mutual defense guidelines and expressed
concern over China's increasingly assertive maritime policies. Defense
Minister Satoshi Morimoto told reporters Friday he would like to see the
talks begin next month and cover a wide range of issues, including a
review of what measures the countries could take in emergencies. He
cited concerns over China's growing naval power, along with terrorism
Argentineans hold largest anti-government demos in decade
Press TV - Demonstrators in Argentina are infuriated by the rising
inflation, violent crime, high-profile corruption and reports that
Fernandez could push through changes to the country’s constitution in an
attempt to run for a third term in office.
UK’s Cameron to push for end of arms embargo for Syrian rebels – report
RT - British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to push for an end of
the 2011 EU arms embargo on all sides of the Syrian conflict, a report
shows, in order to help the opposition and force Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad out of office. Cameron also allegedly wants to exert more
pressure on the US in this regard, Downing Street sources told The
Guardian. If Cameron is successful in his bid, it could allow the UK to
supply arms directly to the Syrian rebels.
Assad Vows to Remain in Syria
VOA News.com - President Assad told Russia Today TV that he has no
intention of leaving Syria, despite recent comments by British Prime
Minister David Cameron that a deal could be arranged for him to go into
exile. "I'm not a puppet, I was not made by the West to go to the West
or any other country. I'm Syrian, I'm made in Syria and I have to live
in Syria and die in Syria," he said. Assad also said that his country is
the "last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region," and
that he did not expect any Western intervention in his country, because
it would have a "domino effect" across the world.
VIDEO: U.S. says Iranian jets fired at U.S. drone over Gulf
Washington Times - Two Iranian fighter jets pursued and fired at a U.S.
predator drone on Nov. 1, but failed to take it down, the Pentagon
confirmed Thursday. The unmanned surveillance aircraft returned to base
unharmed, a Defense Department spokesman said. The drone was in
international airspace, about 16 miles off the coast of Iran, Pentagon
spokesman George Little told reporters Thursday. Iranian airspace
extends only 12 miles off its coastline.
We don't take Americans on trust’ - Rogozin on AMD
RT - Moscow does not trust Washington’s statements that the US missile
defense system in Europe is not aimed against Russia, says Russian
Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin. However, Russia expects that after his
re-election, US President Barack Obama will show more flexibility and
take into account Russian and other country’s opinions on the
configuration of the American-backed NATO defense shield. “At least we
hope so,” Rogozin said at a Moscow conference on nuclear disarmament on
Greek government defies protests to approve more austerity
Reuters - Lawmakers approved the spending cuts, tax hikes and measures
making it easier to hire and fire workers after nearly 100,000 Greeks
waving flags and chanting “Fight! They’re drinking our blood!” descended
on Syntagma Square in central Athens. Despite the abstention of their
junior ruling partner the Democratic Left, Prime Minister Antonis
Samaras’s New Democracy Party and its Socialist PASOK allies passed the
500-odd page bill shortly after midnight.
VIDEO: CIA Allegedly Using Drug Money to Overthrow Ecuador President
Matías Rojas - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using drug money
to fund Rafael Correa’s opposition in the coming 2013 Ecuadorian
elections, intelligence sources have revealed to Chilean independent
media. The accusations do not stand alone. In October, former UK
diplomat Craig Murray said that the CIA had tripled its budget to
destabilize the government of Ecuador.... [President Rafael] Correa
reaffirmed information that appeared in an article written by Chilean
independent media outlet Panoramas News, revealing that the CIA and DEA
stations in Chile were running a narcotics trafficking network through
that country with the full knowledge of Chilean authorities and police.
Mexico to reconsider joint policies with U.S. amid new state marijuana
Washington Times - A top aide to Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Pena
Nieto says votes to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in
Colorado and Washington state will force the Mexican government to
rethink its efforts at trying to halt marijuana smuggling across the
Thyroid abnormalities found in 43% of Fukushima kids declared ‘ok’ by
ENENews - Ian Thomas Ash has been producing a serial documentary series
on life after the Fukushima disaster. In his most recent filming he has
been interviewing parents in Fukushima City and Date City. What he found
is astonishing. Children with considerable thyroid abnormalities, some
were declared “ok” by the Health Survey only to find out otherwise when
they obtained a second opinion from a doctor. That is for those lucky
enough to obtain a second opinion, some were denied treatment by doctors
after the central government ordered them to stop examining patients for
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Source: 7 Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach
AP - A senior defense official says seven members of the
secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the
mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for
allegedly disclosing classified information. The official, who
discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because of the
sensitive nature of the case, says the seven received what the
military calls "nonjudicial" punishment on Wednesday. They are
alleged to have provided the information to the maker of a video
Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General
CBS News - Holder told law school students at the University of
Baltimore School of Law that he does not know if he will stay in
his job. “That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying
to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I
contribute in a second term?”
* Related Article:
Napolitano floated for attorney general
Odd-Even Gas Rationing System Coming To New York City, Long
CBS News - New York City and Long Island are following in New
Jersey’s footsteps in instituting an odd-even gas rationing
system. In an effort to ease long lines associated with the the
fuel crunch taking place in New York City, Mayor Michael
Bloomberg announced a rationing system will go into effect on
Calif. city plans to provide transgender surgeries
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco is preparing to become the
first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex
reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents. The
city's Health Commission voted Tuesday to create a comprehensive
program for treating transgender people experiencing mental
distress because of the mismatch between their bodies and their
VIDEO: Piedmont Mom Gets $2,500 Ticket After Son, 3, Urinates In
news9.com - A 3 year old gets his mom in trouble with the law
when he gets a ticket from police. Now the little boy's mother
will have to pay thousands of dollars for what the toddler did
in their own front yard. Dillan is being potty trained. His
mother says he wasn't playing outside and wasn't near the
facilities, so he unzipped. News 9 was told before he could pee,
a Piedmont police officer stopped him. It's a bathroom break
that cost mom $2,500.
FEMA Office on Staten Island Closes ‘due to weather’
NY Post - Looks as if FEMA is just a fair- weather friend.
Yesterday’s nor’easter proved too much for the Federal Emergency
Management Agency’s aid location in Tottenville, SI — which hung
a sign reading “Closed due to weather” as the wintery storm blew
into town. Ten FEMA centers in the area reportedly suspended
operations because of the storm, although the location with the
sign at the Mount Loretto Community Center did open at noon.
FEMA trailers head to Sandy-ravaged communities
govexec.com - The agency is deploying the mobile homes, which
became ubiquitous on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in
2005, to give people displaced by the storm another temporary
housing option, said FEMA chief Craig Fugate... The agency also
is providing rental assistance to disaster victims, which can be
used for apartments, hotels or motels.... While the mobile homes
can provide immediate and relatively safe shelter for victims,
they also were criticized after Katrina for having hazardous
levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen linked to numerous
health problems, including breathing difficulties. This past
spring, a federal judge approved a $42.6 million settlement in a
class action lawsuit against companies that provided trailers to
FEMA to house victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Kucinich Announces Congressional Briefing on U.S. Combat Drone
kucinich.house.gov - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today
released the following video criticizing the lack of oversight
in the United States’ combat drones program. Kucinich also
announced plans to hold a Congressional briefing on the drone
program on November 16, 2012. See the video here. “The
Washington Post recently published a three part series on the
plans of the Obama Administration to institutionalize the
practice of targeted killing by unmanned drones abroad.
According to previous and current Administration officials who
were interviewed, the institutionalization and expansion of the
drone program means that we have only reached ‘the midpoint of
what was once known as the global war on terrorism.’
Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body
Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly
Paul Joseph Watson - The shock results emphasize the level of
indignity Americans are willing to tolerate in order to travel.
They also highlight how the TSA’s reputation has remained
largely intact despite a series of scandals and widespread
criticism from innumerable public figures. However, on other
fronts the poll provides good news for those concerned with how
liberties are being lost in the name of stopping terrorism. For
example, a clear majority (65%) of American adults feel that TSA
pat down policies that in some cases involve TSA agents touching
travelers’ genitals are unacceptable. Related article/video: New
National Anti-TSA Campaign...
Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders
Forbes - Travelers leaving or entering the United States have
long had to declare aggregated cash and other monetary
instruments exceeding $10,000. Now, under a proposed amendment
to the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement
Network) will also require travelers to declare the value of
prepaid cards that they are carrying, known now as “tangible
prepaid access devices.”
Did Prop 37 really lose or was it vote fraud?
(NaturalNews) As of 2:30PM today, Thursday, November 8th, two
days after the election, many votes in California remain
uncounted. I tried to find out how many. It turns out that the
Secretary of State of CA, responsible for elections in the
state, doesn't know. I was told all counties in California have
been asked, not ordered, to report in with those figures. It's
voluntary. So I picked out a few of the biggest counties and
called their voter registrar offices. Here are the boggling
results... In just those four counties, 1.6 million votes remain
uncounted. The California Secretary of State's website indicates
that Prop 37 is behind by 559,776 votes.
Voters make North Dakota first state in nation to protect right
to farm in constitution
startribune.com - Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North
Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their
state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching
effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals
are raised. The amendment approved Tuesday guarantees the right
of farmers to engage in "modern" agriculture and bars any law
limiting their right "to employ agricultural technology, modern
livestock production and ranching practices."
Three Michigan Cities Quietly Decriminalize Marijuana Too
Activist Post - After a monumental Election Day that saw two
states, Colorado and Washington, legalize marijuana, few people
paid attention to similar measure that passed in three large
Michigan cities. Detroit's Proposal M, which allows people 21
and older to possess one ounce or less of marijuana on private
property, passed overwhelmingly with a 65% to 35% victory
(115,346 to 61,317 votes).... Two other towns in Michigan, Grand
Rapids (2nd biggest city in MI) and Flint (7th biggest city in
MI), also voted in favor of marijuana decriminalization.
The Ron Paul Effect: How the GOP Threw the Election By
Disenfranchising Ron Paul Supporters
policymic.com - By disenfranchising Ron Paul supporters, Mitt
Romney won the primary but lost the election. New analysis
reveals that in no less than five states, Romney’s margin of
loss to President Obama in the general election was less than
the number of votes received by Ron Paul in that state’s
VIDEO: In Colorado Pot legalization got 50,000 more votes than
MSNBC News November 07, 2012.
Jesse Jackson Jr. wins House race without leaving rehab
RT - On Election Day, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. sat in a Minnesota
hospital being treated for depression and bipolar disorder,
where he had been for five months. Despite his absence, the
congressman was re-elected to his position without even
Another united state: Puerto Rico votes for statehood
RT - While Americans voted in the general election, Puerto
Ricans went to the polls to choose statehood or the status quo
before answering a follow-up question to specify their will.
Nearly 54 percent sought to change the territory’s 114-year
relationship with the US. Only four percent of the islanders
voted for complete independence, while 31 percent hoped for
sovereign free association and 65 percent favored joining the
US. This election marks the first time that a majority of Puerto
Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum.
Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division
CNBC - Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense
division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management
jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and
consolidate several business units to cut costs.... Boeing, the
Pentagon's second-largest supplier, said the changes were the
latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced
the company's costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the
U.S. Continues Descent Toward Third World Status; Loses Top 10
Position Among Most Prosperous Countries
Activist Post - The United States is exhibiting every sign of
becoming a Third World country, as evidenced by its failings in
10 key areas, and for the first time it has dropped from a
top-ten position in the 2012 Legatum Institute's Prosperity
Index, as covered in the video below. Perhaps most
significantly, its Economy fell to 20th -- Malaysia and Thailand
are 15th and 18th respectively. Equally as troubling is Safety &
Security which came in at 27th. Personal Freedom at 14th was on
par with Uruguay and Costa Rica; and only 16 places above
RON PAUL: Election shows U.S. 'far gone
Washington Times - "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff,"
the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop"
program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next
5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at
Bloomberg TV.Mr. Paul, who is retiring after 12 terms in the
House, said voters on Tuesday rejected Mitt Romney because he
had opposed the government bailout of General Motors and
Chrysler. "The people in the Midwest voted against him: 'Oh, we
have to be taken care of!' So that vote was sort of like what we
are laughing at in Greece," Mr. Paul said.
VIDEO: Harry Reid on Hiking Debt Limit to $18.794T: ‘We’ll Raise
CNS News - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on
Wednesday that if the $16.394 trillion current legal limit on
the federal government’s debt must be raised in the next few
months by another $2.4 trillion, “We’ll raise it.” That would
set the debt limit at $18.794 trillion. During a Capitol Hill
press conference on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked: “Senator Reid,
the Treasury Department said last week that we will hit the debt
ceiling again near the end of the year. Are you prepared—will
you support—” “I think the debt ceiling will come after the
first of the year,” Reid said. “But please everyone accept this:
They tried it before—they, the Republicans.”
Voters Reject Medicare Cuts Flat Out, Prefer Tax Hikes To Reduce
Huffington Post - Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security should
be off the table as congressional leaders attempt to broker a
deal to avoid the sequester that kicks in Jan. 1, according to a
new survey from Democracy Corps and the Campaign for America's
Future. The survey by two progressive groups found that voters
support an approach to the country's economic woes that includes
protecting entitlement benefits as well as raising taxes on the
wealthiest earners and bolstering investments to aid long-term
VIDEO: Sheriff: Giant Louisiana sinkhole may expand beyond
control — Professor: It could be a ‘significant’ event
ENENews - Sheriff [Mike] Waguespack says the worst-case scenario
is another sinkhole could form or the current one could expand
beyond control. Professor Kinsland says that’s a possibility.
Oil Companies to Pay NH $35m for Groundwater Contamination
Nashua Telegraph - Attorney General Michael Delaney announced
Thursday that a lawsuit filed against Shell Oil Company and
Sunoco, Inc., in Merrimack County Superior Court in 2003 had
been settled when the companies admitted selling gasoline
containing MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) knowing that it
would contaminate ground water supplies, Delaney said. The
lawsuit, which is still set to move forward early next year
against other companies, alleges that the companies knew the gas
presented “unique hazards,” specifically that MTBE travels more
than other gas and is harder to clean up, Delaney said.
Mass. pharmacy chief fired over Meningitis
Press TV - Massachusetts has fired the director of its Board of
Pharmacy for failing to follow up on a complaint against the New
England Compounding Center-the facility behind the recent
meningitis outbreak. Colorado's pharmacy board had complained
that the center was illegally selling medicine to Colorado
hospitals without prescriptions, and demanded it be shut down,
the Wall Street Journal explains.
Too Funny to Laugh? Pepsi’s New ‘Weight Loss’ Soda
Natural Society - Wouldn’t it be great if there was a healthy
soda that would keep your body from absorbing the fat in a
deliciously oil-drenched dinner? Pepsi and Suntory, the sole
bottler and distributor of Pepsi goods in Japan, have
collaborated to bring just that—a “healthy soda”—to the island
country beginning November 13th of this year. Yes, PepsiCo, the
mega corporation that has contributed millions of dollars to go
against GMO labeling bill Proposition 37, is claiming to offer
the world a healthful beverage. Except not. While it is true
that Pepsi Special contains an indigestible form of dextrin that
makes it difficult for the body to absorb fat, both Pepsi and
Suntory are missing the point: fat isn’t the sole enemy to our
The Hidden Dangers of Root Canals You Don’t Know About
Natural Society - A root canal essentially removes the live pulp
from a tooth and replaces it with a synthetic material. This
stops the tooth from appearing to rot away, it does away with
the internal damage that could be causing a toothache, the
damage from an untreated cavity. But, while your dentist would
have you think the root canal solves your problems—it really
isn’t that simple. In addition to the central root of the tooth,
where the dentist removes the tissue during a root canal, there
are thousands of tiny side canals that aren’t touched by your
doctor. When the root is removed, the nerves in these side
canals die. They rot. They fester and become a breeding ground
for bacteria and infection. Research has proven this to be the
Four ways to use pumpkin as a healing superfood
(NaturalNews) Because of its rich supply of vital nutrients,
pumpkin is gaining popularity as a health food. Packed with
everything from protein and fiber, to antioxidants and essential
vitamins and minerals - including manganese, magnesium,
potassium and iron - pumpkin has an answer for almost all that
ails you. Blood sugar imbalance? Eat more pumpkin. Bone support?
Have some pumpkin pulp. Arthritis? More pumpkin, please!
Enlarged prostrate? Try some pumpkin seed oil. Inflammation?
There's a pumpkin for that! And the list goes on...
Fact Sheet on the Dangers of Antipsychotic Medications & The
levinperconti.com - Recently the National Consumer Voice for
Quality Long-Term Care created a fact sheet that provides a
helpful overview of a very acute problem in senior care: the
overuse of antipsychotic medications. The problem is
particularly troubling when used to control senior's with
cognitive conditions like dementia. The overuse is an example of
nursing homes choosing the easy road without promoting the
health and well-being of each individual senior resident in
their care.... The harm caused by this overuse is real. For
example, one study found that those taking antipsychotics were
300% more likely to suffer a stroke. That is on top of the
incresed risk of death which prompted the FDA warning.
DARPA wants to equip soldiers with Android phones for 'Predator
RT - This new “Predator vision” would help soldiers in darkness,
smoke and combat. The new technology has been developed by the
Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and appears
promising due to its low cost. For only $3,300 per soldier, the
military could be equipped with technology so advanced that it
can detect friends and enemies in any weather or visibility
condition, night or day. The Pixel Network for Dynamic
Visualization program (PIXNET) would provide “battlefield
awareness and threat detection and identification,” according to
a DARPA press release.
Newfound 'super-Earth' could support life
RT - Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable
planet – and it’s at least seven times the mass of Earth. Dwarf
star HD 40307g hosts a system of six planets, and one of those
is believed have the potential to support human life.... It's
located a mere 44 light-years from Earth. And although that may
seem like a far distance, it’s actually just around the corner –
cosmically speaking. It’s so close that researchers say
telescopes on Earth may be able to image it directly.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
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VIDEO: 3 Inspiring Examples of Urban Agriculture
Activist Post - Urban agriculture is a practical way of
empowering everyday persons on a journey to regain some control
over their food supply. From individuals using vacant lots, to
neighborhood efforts to create shared gardens, to city-wide
projects, urban farming is rightfully receiving attention around
VIDEO: Another Front Yard Garden Deemed Illegal
Aaron Dykes - The City of Orlando is demanding that Jason
Helvingston eradicate the vegetable garden planted in his front
yard so that it can meet their code, which WKMG Local 6 says
requires a “finished appearance,” in other words, a plain lawn
covered in ordinary grass. It is a matter of perceived property
value versus that of property rights, the latter of which is
clearly under attack. Helvingston hasn’t given up. He told the
city, ‘You’ll take my house before you take my vegetable
Mother Earth News - An introduction to the basics of growing and
using medicinal plants, including new uses for some familiar
What To Store in a Root Cellar
Mother Earth News - Organic Gardening - A handy chart for
in History - Thursday - November 8, 2012
1793 - The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for the first
1805 - The "Corps of Discovery" reached the Pacific Ocean. The
expedition was lead by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The journey
had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of exploring the Louisiana
1880 - French actress Sarah Bernhardt made her American stage debut in
"Adrienne Lecouvreur" in New York City.
1887 - Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting dentist died
from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, CO.
1889 - Montana became the 41st U.S. state.
1942 - The U.S. invaded Morocco and Algeria.
1942 - During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and British
forces landed in French North Africa.
1950 - During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle took place
as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.
1966 - Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first
African-American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote.
1966 - Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
1979 - The program, "The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage", premiered
on ABC-TV. The show was planned to be temporary, but it evolved into
"Nightline" in March of 1980.
1979 - U.S. Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Mac Mathias (R-MD)
introduced legislation to provide a site on the National Mall for the
building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1980 - Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California
announced that they had discovered a 15th moon orbiting the planet
1985 - A letter signed by four American hostages in Lebanon was
delivered to The Associated Press in Beirut. The letter, contained pleas
from Terry Anderson, Rev. Lawrence Jenco, David Jacobsen and Thomas
Sutherland to President Reagan to negotiate a release.
1986 - Vyacheslav M. Molotov died at age 96. During World War II,
Molotov ordered the mass production of bottles filled with flammable
liquid later called the "Molotov cocktail."
1987 - A bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded in
Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, at a ceremony honoring Britain's war
dead. Eleven people were killed.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered more troop deployments in
the Persian Gulf, adding about 150,000 soldiers to the multi-national
force fighting against Iraq.
1991 - The European Community and Canada imposed economic sanctions on
Yugoslavia in an attempt to stop the Balkan civil war.
1997 - Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the
Three Gorges Dam.
2000 - In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the
2000 U.S. presidential election.
2000 - Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his final report
that absolved the government of wrongdoing in the 1993 siege of the
Branch Davidian compound in Texas.
Bomb kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan
Press TV - “Ten civilians, including four women and a child were killed
in a roadside bomb attack as they were going to attend a wedding party
in Musa Qala district of Helmand province,” said the provincial
governor’s spokesman Ahmad Zeerak on Thursday. Meanwhile, three Afghan
policemen were killed and four others wounded in a bomb attack near a
checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar on the same day. No
group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Taliban
militants have almost regularly been blamed for such attacks over the
Turkey seeks NATO deployment of Patriot missiles on Syria border
RT - Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu says NATO is preparing
to deploy patriot missiles to bolster defenses on its border with Syria.
The surface-to-air missiles will be able to shoot down aircraft up to
160 kilometers away.
Netanyahu repentant as Obama elected
Press TV - Netanyahu had at times confronted Obama or even tried to
undermine him by making direct relations with the Republican-dominated,
Israel-friendly Congress and during the election campaigning, had driven
Obama into a tight corner by challenging his positions about Iran's
nuclear energy program and the recent developments in the Arab world. On
Wednesday, however, the primer invited the US ambassador to Tel Aviv to
his office to give his painful congratulations and issued a statement
describing the bond between the US and Israel as “rock solid.” He also
instructed his Likud Party leaders to omit any criticism of Obama in
their congratulatory messages.
Iran criticizes West electoral system
Press TV - Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized the
electoral systems in the United States and Europe, saying elections have
turned into a battleground for the capitalists. “Elections, which are a
major manifestation of the people’s will, have turned into the scene for
the propaganda campaign of the capitalists and huge expenses and many
independent, decent and efficient figures do not get the chance to
participate in [their countries’] ruling,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech
on the opening day of the 5th Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia on
One-quarter of Spain and Greece workers without work as unemployment and
debt continue to skyrocket
(NaturalNews) As bad as the U.S. economy has gotten, things are worse in
Spain and Greece, as the entitlement-heavy economies of both nations
further implode, relegating tens of millions of their citizens to what
could become a generation of abject poverty. The unemployment rate in
both countries stands at about 25 percent, a figure that in and of
itself is bad enough, but one that becomes even more daunting when you
learn that fully 50 percent of younger workers in these nations are
jobless, The Atlantic reported recently. Jobless youth tend to create
3 killed as blasts rock pro-Assad district in Damascus near presidential
RT - A string of explosions rocked the area near the presidential palace
in the Syrian capital, and were reportedly followed by mortar strikes
and gunfire. The attack killed three people and wounded six others, SANA
news agency reported.... Syrian state television said the attack was
carried out by mortar bombs and caused casualties, but gave no further
details, Khaleej Times reported.
VIDEO: Cameron Urges Re-elected Obama to Put Syria Intervention Front
Kurt Nimmo - Now that Obama has secured another four years in the White
House, the British prime minister David Cameron is poised to tell him
that his top priority should be intervention in Syria. Cameron said that
“with a newly-elected American president, we have got to do more to help
this part of the world, to help Syria achieve transition.” He said now
that the election is over, more must be done to “shape the opposition”
and work with al-Qaeda and topple the Syrian regime.
The state of Israel will not capitulate before President Obama
KleinOnline - Danon, a Knesset member from Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party, was reacting to the reelection of Obama.
Danon told KleinOnline: “Obama’s victory demonstrates that the state of
Israel must take care of its own interests. We cannot rely on anyone but
ourselves. Obama has hurt the United States by his naïve leadership in
foreign policy, which prefers the Arab world over the Western world,
along with Israel. The state of Israel will not capitulate before Obama.
VIDEO: Chaos in Athens: Greece in for new round of austerity as protests
RT - A new Greek austerity package has passed with the majority of votes
in favor. The vote came as thousands gathered in Athens to protest the
new round of cuts. Clashes flared up as police used tear gas and water
cannons to disperse the crowd. A hundred and fifty-three
parliamentarians voted in favor of the new cuts, which the ‘Troika’
demanded in exchange for a new round of EU bailout funds.
Rescuers search for crew of sunken Russian gold ore cargo ship
RT - Rescue teams are continuing to sweep the area where a cargo ship
carrying around 700 tons of gold ore sank last month. The ship was found
by scuba divers in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia’s Far East.
At least 39 dead in 7.4 Guatemala quake
RT - At least 39 people have been killed and hundreds remain missing
after a powerful earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala,
where a tsunami warning has now been issued. About 125,000 people were
without power as a result of the quake. The death toll is feared to rise
as survivors report widespread landslides and people trapped under the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Government Backs UN Arms Treaty and Bombs Yemen Hours After
Intel Hub - Within hours of the announcement that Obama was
reelected, the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee was
taking measures to reopen the UN arms treaty talks which would
regulate the sale of firearms at a global level. As for the
president himself, he was ordering drone strikes in Yemen.
Turn Them Over: Feinstein Moves To Ban ALL Assault Rifles, High
Capacity Magazines, and Pistol Grips
Mac Slavo - The agenda no longer needs to be hidden from public
view. With President Obama winning another term and democrats
taking control of the Senate, the move to fundamentally change
America from within has begun – with a vengeance.... What is
being proposed by Feinstein is the most significant attack on
the second amendment in history. It would essentially ban
thousands of firearms and require gun owners to turn them over
to the Federal government.
VIDEO: Will Obama Fulfill his 2007 Promise to Label GMOs?
Natural Society - With the passing of election day 2012, massive
awareness was spread throughout the country thanks to the
California GMO labeling bill known as Proposition 37. While the
bill did not pass through California legislation due to the many
dirty tactics employed by the ‘No on 37′ campaign such as
falsely using FDA backing and even sending out fake voting
flyers, it has truly invigorated the discussion on proper GMO
labeling. Labeling that was promised back in 2007 by the newly
re-elected Barack Obama.
New York University asks students to plot detailed terrorist
attacks, complete with targets, funding and operatives
(NaturalNews) A New York University (NYU) professor has landed
herself in the national spotlight after several of her students
spoke out about a controversial class assignment that involved
plotting the details of a realistic terrorist attack. As
reported by The New York Post, Professor Marie-Helen Maras, who
teaches a graduate-level course at NYU on transnational
terrorism, instructed her students not only to devise a
hypothetical terrorist attack scenario as part of course
requirements, but also to calculate funding, targets, and
various other real-life logistics that would be needed to
actually carry out such an attack in real life.
53 House Members Demand of Obama: Were Pre-9/11/12 Benghazi
Bombings in Presidential Daily Briefs?
CNS News - Fifty-three House members are demanding to know
whether the April 6, 2012 and June 6, 2012 bomb-attacks on the
U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya were immediately included in
the President’s Daily Brief. These bombing attacks occurred
before the fatal Sept. 11 terrorist attack that killed U.S.
ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans.... The letter
was sent to Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and
signed by 53 House members on Nov. 2.
DEA Responds to Legal Weed in Colorado and Washington:
"Enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged"
reason.com - Despite the passage of ballot initiatives in
Washington and Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana, "the
Drug Enforcement Administration’s enforcement of the Controlled
Substances Act remains unchanged," a DEA spokesperson told
Reason this morning. "In enacting the Controlled Substances Act,
Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled
substance. The Department of Justice is reviewing the ballot
initiatives and we have no additional comment at this time."
tenthamendmentcenter.com - In ten states – Colorado, Montana,
Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida,
Massachusetts and Alabama – voters had a chance to resist DC and
approve ballot initiatives which would nullify unconstitutional
federal acts. Six of them passed. And here’s a brief rundown of
California Voters Approve Higher Taxes
WSJ - In approving a ballot measure sought by Gov. Jerry Brown
to raise taxes for several years, Californians took a step
toward improving the state's fiscal situation and avoiding
education cuts. According to the California Secretary of State's
website, 53.9% of voters backed the measure, Proposition 30,
while 46.1% voted against it, with all votes counted except for
provisional and some mailed-in ballots. The approval is a
significant victory for Mr. Brown, a Democrat, who has staked
his governorship on a campaign to raise taxes to ease the
effects of the state's budget crunch.
VIDEO: Chris Matthews Hails Hurricane Sandy For Aiding Obama
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite the fact that it has killed over
100 people and left many areas of the east coast devastated,
MSNBC host Chris Matthews sunk to a new low last night when he
hailed Hurricane Sandy for helping Obama win re-election,
crassly remarking, “I’m so glad we had that storm last week.”
GOP in Deep Trouble, Ron Paul Looking Good
Lew Rockwell Blog - It’s not beyond the realm of possibility
that the GOP may actually show sign of disintegration in the
next several years. The GOP has ceased to present any sort of
actual alternative, and worse yet, it can’t run a winning
candidate. Once that happens, the coalition that makes up your
political party will begin to fall apart. The Ron Paul movement
is a big winner here. The GOP told the libertarians in the party
to get lost, and the GOP paid for it. Interestingly, both Iowa
and Nevada, where Ron Paul supporters gained control of the
state party, both went to Obama after the Romney campaign
actively fought to disenfranchise Ron Paul supporters. I guess
the GOP got what it wanted there.
Several ‘Ron Paul Republicans’ win closely contested House races
Daily Caller - Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul will retire from
Congress next year after serving for 12 terms, but several
Republicans influenced by the iconic libertarian-leaning
lawmaker will be arriving to take his place.
New York Post Cover: ‘Hail O’Caesar
Infowars.com - NY Post depicts Obama as a dictator.
VIDEO: MARC FABER: Obama Is A Disaster, The Stock Market Should
Have Fallen 50%, And You Should Buy Yourself A Machine Gun
Investment Watch Blog - Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom Boom,
& Doom Report, told Bloomberg Television’s Trish Regan and Adam
Johnson on “Street Smart” today that “Mr. Obama is a disaster
for business and a disaster for the United States” and that he
“thought that the market on his reelection should be down at
least 50%.” Faber also said “I doubt [Obama] will stay at the
presidency for another four years. I think there will be so many
scandals” and that investors should “buy themselves a machine
Dow Jones Industrial Average Celebrates "Four More Years" With
Biggest Drop In A Year
Zero Hedge - It seems like only last night everyone was
celebrating more hope, if not much change. Now comes the
hangover. The Dow Jones intraday drop is now 2.23% (and rising),
greater than the biggest drop so far in 2012 record on June 1.
The last time the market plunged as much: literally one year
ago, or November 9, 2011. Sadly, it appears that one can't have
their Dow Jones Industrial Average and redistribute it too.
VIDEO: Gun Stocks Surge After Obama Re-Election
Kurt Nimmo - On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average has
plummeted by over 200 points, gun stocks have bucked the trend
and are surging as fears over an Obama lame duck second term
eviscerating second amendment rights take hold. Both Smith &
Wesson and Ruger saw their stock price shoot up this morning
when virtually everyone else was in the red.
ATM Guilt: Your Paper Receipt is Destroying the Earth
Aaron Dykes - When you pay a $2, $3, $4 or even $5 fee to
retrieve your money from one of the hundreds of thousands of ATM
machines located across the country, you apparently haven’t
sacrificed enough to the banks that run the globe. Now, at many
of those cash dispensaries, the user is asked to do just a bit
more. By simply skipping your paper receipt — and record of the
one-sided relationship with your financial institution — you
could help save the earth by reducing your carbon footprint. Not
just in general, but in specific, calculated terms. This
terminal in Texas asked if I’d like to reduce .49g of carbon
output by trusting the bank to keep the records and save a tree
Drought Impact Expected to Hit Groceries in January
The Gazette - Look for higher prices at the grocery store as
soon as January as the impact of this year’s record drought that
slashed corn and soybean yields is felt by consumers. Prices for
corn and soybeans are higher than a year ago, with corn prices
23 percent higher and soybean prices 20 percent higher. The
increase in corn prices will affect farmers’ feed prices for
their livestock, and that will trickle down to consumers in the
form of higher meat prices at the supermarket.
VIDEO: Nor'easter snow falls atop Sandy destruction; new power
NBC News - Snow fell on the tops of damaged homes and debris
piles in parts of the New York City area as a nor'easter moved
in Wednesday, causing new power outages ahead of gusts that
could reach 60 mph overnight. By Wednesday afternoon, the winds
had caused some 75,000 new power outages in the Mid-Atlantic and
Northeast, the U.S. Energy Department stated. That brought the
total number to 715,000, most of those remaining from Superstorm
Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey on Oct. 29.
Heart disease danger: Vast majority of patients given wrong drug
(NaturalNews) The new study, just released at the American Heart
Association Scientific Sessions 2012 in Los Angeles, suggests
that vast numbers (in all, about 75 percent) of heart disease
patients taking two common blood-thinning drugs appear to be
receiving the wrong dosage levels. So why is this a problem?
Because at too small of a dose, the drugs don't prevent clots
(and comes with side effects which can include stomach pain,
nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, vision changes and seizures). And
at too high levels, the Big Pharma meds can cause
life-threatening internal bleeding.
Probiotic twice a day zaps 'bad' cholesterol, could prevent
(NaturalNews) According to Mitchell L. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., lead
author of the study and a research assistant in the faculty of
medicine at McGill University in Montreal, taking twice daily
doses of a probiotic lowered key cholesterol-bearing molecules
in the blood, caused "bad" cholesterol level (the kind that
clogs arteries) to plunge and made the total cholesterol count
healthier. This is a particularly important study for mainstream
medicine to be aware of because of two reasons. First, it
involved a double blind study in humans. And second, it shows
that a natural substance can do something Big Pharma's side
effect-ridden statins can't do -- lower "bad" cholesterol
without potential harm.
How Much Sleep do You Need?
Natural Society - How much sleep do you need? There’s little
consensus on how much sleep we should get each night—and there’s
good reason for this. Each person has different sleep needs.
Some people operate at their best after 9 hours while others
seem to only need 5 hours each night. But, what is really the
optimal amount of sleep for the average person?
Can When You Eat Affect Your Health?
Dr. Mercola - New research suggests that when you eat could be
just as important as what you eat … and possibly even more so.
Mice that fasted for 16 hours a day stayed lean and healthy even
when fed a high-calorie diet; their mouse counterparts that had
access to food day and night became obese and showed blood sugar
and liver problems despite eating the same number of calories.
Other research suggests fasting triggers a variety of
health-promoting hormonal and metabolic changes similar to those
that occur when you exercise, offering protection against
Omega-3 fats shown to improve cognition and memory in young
(NaturalNews) In a landmark study, researchers from the
University of Pittsburgh have published the results of a study
in the journal PLoS ONE that demonstrates how omega-3 essential
fatty acids such as those found in foods like wild fish and
grass-fed livestock are necessary for human body functioning,
and improve the working memory and level of cognition in
healthy, young adults. The study's authors determined that
healthy, young adults, aged 18 to 25 can improve their working
memory even further by increasing their omega-3 fatty acid
Marine Corp Intelligence officer struck by lightning, raped,
broke every bone in her body, recovered naturally!
(NaturalNews) Sarah's message is one of hope. She encourages her
audiences to see obstacles as opportunities, turn tragedy into
triumph, and be healthy in order to heal. This is her mission
through her site, http://sempersarah.com, and what she shares on
this, the November 7, 2012 episode of Mental Health Exposed....
Sarah stayed the course, insisted on her right to fair treatment
with knowledgeable doctors and, at last, found it. What an
amazing difference competent mental health professionals can
make! Listen to Sarah's story. With only natural intervention,
psychotherapy, yoga and nutrition, Sarah made a full recovery.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Oregon court temporarily halts GM canola plantings after
determining crop will cause 'irreparable harm' to important
(NaturalNews) Efforts by the biotechnology industry to begin
planting genetically-modified (GM) canola, also known as
rapeseed, in Oregon's prized Willamette Valley have been
thwarted, at least temporarily, thanks to persistent opposition
from farmers and farmer advocacy groups. The Oregonian reports
that the Oregon Court of Appeals has temporarily halted a ruling
by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) that would have
allowed plantings of the controversial crop at the borders of
the highly-protected Willamette Valley as soon as this fall.
Make money doing what you love!
Mother Earth News - Home-based businesses in the town, suburbs
or on the farm can be just as lucrative as office or factory
jobs. Whether you are interested in gardening, crafts, DIY
projects or personal service jobs, home based businesses offer
the freedom to work from home at your own pace and to be your
in History - Wednesday - November 7, 2012
1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William
Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).
1837 - In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was shot to
death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while trying to protect his
printing shop from a third destruction.
1874 - The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an
elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly.
1895 - The last spike was driven into Canada's first transcontinental
railway in the mountains of British Columbia.
1916 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the
1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional
government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
1918 - During World War I, a false report through the United Press
announced that an armistice had been signed.
1929 - The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public.
1933 - Voters in Pennsylvania eliminated sports from Pennsylvanian "Blue
1944 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first person to
win a fourth term as president.
1963 - Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black
player to be named the American League's Most Valuable Player.
1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials.
1967 - Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor Cleveland, OH,
becoming the first black mayor of a major city.
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1967 - The U.S. Selective Service Commission announced that college
students arrested in anti-war demonstrations would lose their draft
1973 - New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on
Little League baseball teams.
1973 - The U.S. Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of the War
Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without
1983 - A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol. No one was injured.
1985 - The Colombian army stormed the country's Palace of Justice. The
siege claimed the lives of 100 people, including 11 Supreme Court
Justices. The Palace had been seized by leftist guerrillas belonging to
the April 19 Movement.
1989 - L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, becoming
the first elected African-American state governor in U.S. history.
1989 - David Dinkins was elected and become New York City's first
1991 - Pro- and anti-Communists rallies took place in Moscow on the 74th
anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
1995 - In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men admitted to the
rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl.
1999 - Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to
win four straight tournaments.
2000 - Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the 1st president's wife
to win public office. The state of New York elected her to the U.S.
2001 - After a 16-month stoppage the Concorde resumed flying
Turkey seeks NATO deployment of Patriot missiles on Syria border
RT - Turkey will make an official request to its NATO partners to deploy
Patriot missiles along its border with Syria. The surface-to-air
missiles will be able to shoot down aircraft up to 160 kilometers away.
Turkey will make an official request to its NATO partners to deploy
Patriot missiles along its border with Syria. The surface-to-air
missiles will be able to shoot down aircraft up to 160 kilometers away.
The possibility of enforcing a no-fly zone in Syria, where rebel
fighters would be protected from attacks by the government’s air force,
has been on the table for some time despite NATO’s reluctance to
intervene in the Syrian conflict without a mandate from the UN Security
Bahrain revokes citizenship of opposition members
RT - The government of Bahrain revoked the citizenship of 31 activists
for threats to state security, the interior ministry said. The
announcement coincided with the arrests of four suspects connected to
Monday bombings in which two people died.... Bahrain also announced on
Tuesday that it detained four suspects in connection to the five
bombings that killed two people in the capital of Manama. The Bahraini
chief of public security accused Shiite Hezbollah militants from Lebanon
of perpetrating the attacks.
Al-Qaida leader urges Muslims to fight in Somalia
Huffington Post - Al-Qaida's leader is urging Muslims to join militants
in Somalia in the battle against African Union troops, which he says
have been boosted by U.S. support. Ayman Al-Zawahri says Somalia's
al-Qaida branch, al-Shabab, should use guerrilla tactics and suicide
bombings to wage jihad, or holy war.... In his seven-minute audio
message posted late Tuesday on militant websites, al-Zawahri says the
loss of Kismayo came after "clear, direct and flagrant support from the
Syrian suffering: ‘Rebels armed with US-made missiles’
RT - Syrian opposition groups are receiving American-made weapons from
abroad, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated. Lavrov also
sharply denied reports that Moscow is supplying the Assad government
with weapon of mass destruction. “We have verified information that
there are more than 50 stingers in Syria now,” Lavrov told a press
conference in Amman, Jordan, referring to a type of surface-to-air
Netanyahu Says Iran Nuclear Program to End If Re-Elected
Bloomberg - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces
national elections in January, said the Iranian nuclear program would
cease to exist by the end of his next term, should he be re-elected....
The Israeli leader said that the point of his increasing pressure to
stop the Iranian nuclear program is “to show the world powers that
Israel is serious and that this isn’t just for show.” Netanyahu called
early elections last month and the poll has been set for Jan. 22.
'Iran to build oil pipeline to Afghanistan'
IRIB - The Iranian deputy oil minister says the Islamic Republic and
Afghanistan have agreed to build a pipeline in order to facilitate the
exports of Iran’s oil products to its eastern neighbor.... According to
the contract, Iran is expected to export products including gasoil, jet
fuel and gasoline to Afghanistan.... Iran holds the world's
third-largest proven oil reserves and the second-largest natural gas
Turkey begins trial of ex-Israeli military chiefs over 2010 flotilla
Press TV - The trial started in Istanbul's Seventh High Criminal Court
on Tuesday. At least nine Turkish activists were killed after Israeli
commandos attacked Mavi Marmara in international waters in May 2010. The
incident led to a major rift in Ankara-Tel Aviv relations. The court
will hear testimony from those who were aboard the aid flotilla and a
total of 490 people, including activists and journalists, are expected
to give evidence. If the four, including Israel's former Chief of Staff
Gabi Ashkenazi, are convicted, the court could issue a warrant for their
arrest. Israel, however, has called the trial a "unilateral political
act with no judicial credibility".
Greece Grinds to Halt Amid Mass Austerity Strike
RT - A far-reaching national strike against new austerity measures has
left Greece paralyzed. Thousands marched in the streets of Athens
Tuesday in protest against measures that unions say will sink the
country’s already-flagging economy. The 48-hour strikes have brought
most of the country to a standstill, shutting down public transport,
schools and air traffic control. Hospitals are also working with
skeleton crews. Broadcasts and publications were halted until further
notice as journalists joined the nationwide strike. “About 10,000 people
on Syntagma square right now. More arriving. All peaceful,” RT
correspondent Peter Oliver wrote on Twitter.
Taxman admits Government powerless to force multinationals to declare
Independent - The Government is powerless to stop large multi-national
companies like Starbucks and Google from paying almost no tax on their
profits in this country, Britain’s most senior tax official admitted
today.... But within minutes of making the admission the Chancellor
George Osborne announced that he was working with Germany in a concerted
international attempt to address multinational tax evasion.... Next week
senior executives from the coffee chain Starbucks are due to face MPs on
the Public Administration Committee to explain why they have only paid
£8.5 million in Corporation Tax despite in the last decade despite
racking up £3bn in sales in the UK. Officials from Apple and Google may
also be called to give evidence to the Committee.
France to give businesses $25 billion tax break
ajc.com - France's government has promised €20 billion ($25 billion) in
tax credits to businesses as part of a "competitiveness pact" that it
hopes will spark innovation and lower unemployment - but falls short of
calls in a recent report for a "shock" to the economy. The announcement
of the plan Tuesday came a day after a government-commissioned report —
by Louis Gallois, former head of Airbus parent EADS — said the country's
ailing economy needed a big kick to stay globally competitive.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
SO LONG LOUGHNER: A life sentence for a framed patsy
thegovernmentrag.com - Jared Lee Loughner will be sentenced
after accepting a guilty plea bargain on November 8th, 2012 for
the alleged Tucson Safeway shooting rampage that took place on
January 8th, 2011.... But, wait a minute, back it up! Could
Jared Lee Loughner actually be an innocent man? After
investigating this case just a couple of months shy of two
years, it is apparent that Loughner’s attorney, Judy Clarke has
no interest in investigating this case. Has Clarke failed to
adequately investigate or prepare for Jared Lee Loughner’s
trial? Why would Jared take a plea when all the evidence points
to a well-prepared and pre-meditated psy-op, which used Loughner
as a patsy scapegoat?
DynCorp Wins Big Pentagon Contract Despite “Unsatisfactory”
All Gov - DynCorp of West Virginia, one of the largest military
contractors in Afghanistan, was awarded a $72.8 million contract
to train pilots for the Air Force about one week after the
special inspector general for reconstruction called the
company’s earlier work at the Kunduz army base “unsatisfactory.”
Inviting Criminals Across the Border
Washington Times - Come Jan. 2, 2013, 3,400 Border Patrol
agents, 932 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special
agents, and 802 ICE deportation and removal officers are going
to lose their jobs. Unless President Obama forces Congress to
break the gridlock on budget decisions, the layoffs are
certain.... Illegal alien crossings more than doubled in
September over August in the Arizona border area where agent
Brian Terry was killed with a gun from the botched “Fast and
Furious” gun-walking operation almost two years ago.
Obama Re-Elected in Landslide: Projected Results
Infowars.com - President Barack Obama has been re-elected in a
virtual landslide, according to projected reports appearing
across the mainstream media. Current calculations give Obama 303
electoral votes, and Romney 206. With four more years and no
elections to be concerned about, Obama is cut loose from all
accountability and free to pursue his agenda in full.
Regardless, it is a win for the establishment which bought both
candidates from the start. Both Romney and Obama have fronted
for big bailout interests, the offshoring of American jobs, a
free-for-all for GMO interests, more wars and draconian policies
like the NDAA and, of course, expanded federal power.
10 dire consequences of Obama's re-election victory
(NaturalNews) What does an Obama re-election mean for the next
four years in America? Now that he's in his second and last
term, of course, Obama no longer needs to restrain his actions
according to popularity. He can simply unleash any desirable
executive order and rule by decree, bypassing Congress as he has
frequently promised to do. This puts America in a very dangerous
situation, given Obama's well-demonstrated desire to destroy
freedom and liberty in America.
VIDEO: Republicans Keep Control of House
nationaljournal.com - With 42 states closed, Democrats haven't
gained the 25 seats they would need to gain control of that
chamber. House Speaker John Boehner will likely continue his
role, pending Republican leadership elections next week.
Proposition 37 appears to have failed in California, but GMO
labeling awareness achieves victory
(NaturalNews) Proposition 37 appears to have failed at the
ballot box in California, according to the California Secretary
of State ballot measures results. The GMO labeling ballot
measure, which would have required food companies to label the
GM content of foods, was defeated with the use of over $45
million in fraudulent advertising and dirty tricks funded by
Monsanto, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, General Mills, DuPont,
Bayer and other food and pesticide companies.
Official: Colorado and Washington vote to become first US states
to legalize marijuana
RT - Marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington for
recreational use, and possibly in Oregon as well.... The measure
won by a close six-point margin, 53% in favor to 47% opposed.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was an ardent opponent to
the legalizaiton of recreational marijuana use, and reacted to
the decision in the following statement: “The voters have spoken
and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated
process, but we intend to follow through.... Proponents of the
initiative argued that pot is safer than alcohol, and that the
legal sale of marijuana could rake in $45 to 100 billion in tax
revenue, according to Bloomberg. The government will also save
an estimated $14 billion in cannabis-related costs in fighting
the war on drugs.
Judge Napolitano: Potential Legal Issues Over Voting In Some
Fox News Nov 6, 2012 - Judge Napolitano weighs in.
Ron Paul on the Lack of a Difference Between Obama And Romney -
Fox Business 11/06/2012
Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on the subjects that weren't addressed
in the Presidential election.
Ron Paul: The Victor Today Will Be The Status Quo - CNN
Congressman and former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul says
why he isn't giving either candidate his endorsement.
UN poll-watchers 'amazed' US doesn't require ID's to vote
foreignpolicy.com - The most often noted difference between
American elections among the visitors was that in most U.S.
states, voters need no identification. Voters can also vote by
mail, sometimes online, and there's often no way to know if one
person has voted several times under different names, unlike in
some Arab countries, where voters ink their fingers when casting
their ballots. The international visitors also noted that
there's no police at U.S. polling stations. In foreign
countries, police at polling places are viewed as signs of
security; in the United States they are sometimes seen as
Election Day Legal Fights Began With Pennsylvania ID Ban
People outside a polling place near Pittsburgh were barred by a
Pennsylvania judge from asking prospective voters for ID, one of
several legal disputes in states where the final tallies may
decide today's presidential election. In Columbus, Ohio, a Green
Party candidate for one of the state's 16 seats in the U.S.
House of Representatives lost a bid for a court order blocking
the use of electronic voting machines there that he claimed were
susceptible to tampering.
Fox News Glitch? Website shows millions of votes by mistake
before polls close
Aaron Dykes - Screenshots poured in from several listeners of
elections results posted at FoxNews.com, apparently by mistake,
with millions more votes than any source has yet reported, all
hours before any polls closed. Instead of the hundreds of
thousands of votes registered at the time of publishing (6:20 pm
Central) at Fox, CNN, NBC and others, this glitch post at Fox
News showed some 42 million votes for Obama and 32 million votes
for Romney, under the “It’s a Wrap: Campaigning Done, Romney,
Obama Await the Verdict,” again long before polls closed. The
unconfirmed numbers showed Obama well ahead in the erroneous
popular vote count.
YouTube: 2012 Voting Machines Altering Votes
I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed
it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again,
this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software
developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode....
* Related Article:
Hacking voting machines...
VIDEO: How I Hacked An Electronic Voting Machine
popsci.com - What do you need to rig an election? A basic
knowledge of electronics and $30 worth of RadioShack gear,
professional hacker Roger Johnston reveals.... It’s called a
man-in-the-middle attack. It’s a classic attack on security
devices. You implant a microprocessor or some other electronic
device into the voting machine, and that lets you control the
voting and turn cheating on and off. We’re basically interfering
with transmitting the voter’s intent.
YouTube: Programmer under oath admits computers rig elections
Published on Apr 18, 2011 by 91177info - Software programmer
says US elections are rigged and that US Representatives tried
to pay him to rig their election vote counts.
VIDEO: Central Florida's early voting strong despite bomb scare
orlandosentinel.com - A bomb scare may have delayed voters for
more than four hours in Winter Park, but most Central Florida
voters cast ballots without much trouble Saturday — the last day
of early voting. The bomb squad blew up two suspicious items — a
bag of garbage and a soft-sided lunch cooler containing
unspecified electronics — outside the Winter Park Library on
Saturday afternoon, suspending early voting and irritating
scores of would-be voters.
While US votes for president, Puerto Rico may secede from
RT - The Atlantic Ocean island of Puerto Rico is home to around
4 million people, but some say their relationship with the
United States isn’t what it should be... Currently, the US
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is subject to American jurisdiction
and sovereignty, as well the rule of whatever president is
elected by the rest of the country — voters on the island,
however, can’t have a say in that contest. Pending the results
of a vote on Election Day, though, that could change. Puerto
Ricans going to the polls on November 6 aren’t opting for a
president, but rather whether or not they should ask to join the
union as the fifty-first state.
Mitt Romney speaking about Mormon faith
Press TV - The clip, which according to news reports comes from
a 2007 conversation the typically reserved GOP presidential
candidate had with a conservative Iowa radio talk show host,
shows Romney engaging in a theological discussion that touches
on subjects ranging from abortion to the second coming of
Dollar Falls as Obama Win Paves Way for Monetary Easing
Bloomberg - The dollar dropped the most in a week against the
euro on speculation Barack Obama’s re-election as president will
boost chances the U.S. will maintain monetary stimulus policies
that tend to weaken the greenback. The U.S. currency fell versus
all except two of its 16 major peers as Obama defeated
Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who disagrees with current
Federal Reserve policy. Obama now faces the so-called fiscal
cliff, $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts due to be
implemented in 2013.
Why governments are always 'broke' - Comprehensive annual
financial reports revealed
(NaturalNews) The CAFR, which is never spoken of in the
mainstream media, details how not just billions, but even
trillion of dollars have been secretly stolen by governments on
all levels by hiding the money in "slush funds." They then claim
to be broke and in a deficit to force families and individuals
to have to cut back on spending and work two, three or even four
jobs to make ends meet and thus forcing an unjustified and
needless tax burden onto the people. An example of this... If a
government has $10 billion available, they only allocate $1
billion into the budget and once that money is spent, they claim
that they are broke. There is no more money in the budget and
they must raise taxes or take some other action to "save money."
This scam has been going on for decades.
Suzuki to Exit U.S. Car Market After Almost Three Decades
Bloomberg - Suzuki will stop the sale of new automobiles in the
U.S., though it will continue offering motorcycles, all-terrain
vehicles and boat motors, the Hamamatsu, Japan-based carmaker
said in a statement today. The company’s U.S. distributor filed
for bankruptcy protection in Santa Ana, California as part of
Treasury Quietly Warns: ‘Expect Debt Limit to Be Reached Near
End of 2012′
CNS News - The U.S. Treasury quietly warned at the end of a
statement issued last Wednesday that it expects the federal
government to hit its legal debt limit before the end of this
year--which means before the new Congress is seated--and that
"extraordinary measures" will be needed before then to keep the
government fully funded into the early part of 2013.
'U.S. Per Person Debt Now 35 Percent Higher than that of Greece'
weeklystandard.com - "According to estimates from the
International Monetary Fund, America’s total government debt
will be $16.8 trillion by the end of the calendar year, compared
to $441 billion for Greece," the Republican side of the Senate
Budget Committee explains. "On a per person basis, that means
U.S. debt is $53,400 for every man, woman, and child, compared
to $39,400 for every man, woman, and child in Greece. The
disparity between per capita debt in the U.S. and Greece has
grown 40 percent (roughly $8,400) since 2011.
High Blood Pressure Could Cause Your Brain to Age Faster
Natural Society - Researchers found that young people
approaching middle age with high blood pressure—even mild levels
for which doctors don’t intervene—experience accelerated brain
aging. This could be because high blood pressure makes arteries
stiffer over time, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease by
49% and cerebrovascular disease—like ischemic stroke—by 62%....
In addition to a poor diet and exercise regimen, lack of sleep
can also raise blood pressure, so play with your schedule to
allow for adequate amounts of rest. If you want to lower blood
pressure naturally, you’re in luck; there are many
home remedies for high blood pressure that can be found in
your own kitchen (or at least at the grocery store).
GMOs - Suspected culprit in devastating 'fiber disease'
(NaturalNews) Along with bug-like crawling sensations,
Morgellons disease causes other alarming symptoms: extreme
chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, short-term memory loss and
impaired thought processing; attention deficit, bipolar and
obsessive-compulsive disorders. Severe depression and a
propensity toward suicide are also common.... Morgellons is
primarily found in the United States -- mainly California, Texas
and Florida. All three states just happen to be the predominant
U.S. growers of genetically modified Bt cotton. Over 10,000
families who felt they had at least one family member with the
disease registered with the Morgellons Research Foundation. 24
percent of registered families were clustered in the San
Francisco Bay area.
Washington County students carry devices to help CDC monitor
spread of flu
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Students will wear the motes, the size
of a beeper and weighing 3 ounces, on lanyards around their
necks today, Tuesday and during the school day Wednesday.
Researchers will collect the motes before school is dismissed.
Powered by batteries, motes send out a signal that will detect
another mote when they get close to each other, and the
encounter is electronically recorded. Data collected from motes
should give researchers a comprehensive picture of how often
children interact. The Social Mixing And Respiratory
Transmission in Schools, or SMART, study is funded by a $700,000
grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Monsanto wants to kill your herbs with chemicals
(NaturalHealth365) Most people think of dandelions as a weed to
be killed with toxic chemicals. But, truth be told, this ancient
herb has been prized for its medicinal qualities and culinary
uses throughout history. So, the big question is, why hasn’t
conventional medicine embraced this powerful (natural)
substance? (hint: power and control). Imagine a miracle herb
that can help prevent, even reverse liver dis-ease. In addition,
dandelion greens can act as a tonic and gentile diuretic; help
dissolve kidney stones; improve gastro-intestinal health; assist
in weight management; relieve constipation and diarrhea; lower
blood pressure plus much more.
First robot rollout to 'assist' the elderly
(NaturalNews) It can be a difficult decision as to what step to
take next when our older loved ones begin needing assistance in
their daily lives, but a recent study from the Georgia Institute
of Technology may make the choice easier. The idea of adding a
robot to someone's household might seem far-fetched or
futuristic to some, but after this study, it's clear that robots
could soon be computerized family members.
7 Technologies That Will Make It Easier for the Next President
to Hunt and Kill You
Wired - Robotic assassination campaigns directed from the Oval
Office. Cyber espionage programs launched at the president's
behest. Surveillance on an industrial scale. The White House
already has an incredible amount of power to monitor and take
out individuals around the globe. But a new wave of
technologies, just coming online, could give those powers a
substantial upgrade.... The current crop of sensors, munitions,
control algorithms, and data storage facilities have helped make
the targeted killing of American adversaries an almost routine
affair. Nearly 3,000 people have been slain in the past decade
by American drones, for instance. The process will only get
easier, as these tools of war become more compact, more
powerful, and more precise.
in History - Tuesday - November 6, 2012
1789 - Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic
bishop in the United States of America.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the
1861 - Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the Confederacy
in the U.S.
1869 - The first official intercollegiate football game was played in
New Brunswick, NJ.
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian
miners in South Africa.
1935 - Edwin H. Armstrong announced his development of FM broadcasting.
1952 - The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the
1962 - The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution that condemned
South Africa's racist apartheid policies. The resolution also called for
all member states to terminate military and economic relations with
1965 - The Freedom Flights program began which would allow 250,000
Cubans to come to the United States by 1971.
1967 - Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, OH. The show was on
the air for 29 years.
1975 - King Hassan II of Morocco launches the Green March, a mass
migration of 300,000 unarmed Moroccans, that march into the Western
1977 - 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst, sending a wall
of water through the campus of Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia.
1983 - U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over northern and
central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents to cooperate in locating
any Grenadian army or Cuban resisters to the U.S. led invasion.
1984 - For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange
remained open during a presidential election day.
1985 - Leftist guerrillas belonging to Columbia's April 19 Movement
seized control of the Palace of Justice in Bogota.
1986 - Former Navy radioman John Walker Jr., was sentenced in Baltimore
to life imprisonment. Walker had admitted to being the head of a family
1986 - U.S. intelligence sources confirmed a story run by the Lebanese
magazine Ash Shiraa that reported the U.S. had been secretly selling
arms to Iran in an effort to secure the release of seven American
1989 - In the hopes of freeing U.S. hostages held in Iran, the U.S.
announced that it would unfreeze $567 million in Iranian assets that had
been held since 1979.
1991 - Kuwait celebrated the dousing of the last of the oil fires
ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
1998 - The Islamic militant group Hamas exploded a car bomb killing the
two attackers and injuring 21 civilians.
1999 - Australian voters rejected a referendum to drop Britain's queen
as their head of state.
2001 - In London, the "Lest We Forget" exhibit opened at the National
Memorial Arboretum. Fred Seiker was the creator of the 24 watercolors.
Seiker was a prisoner of war that had been forced to build the Burma
Railroad, the "railway of death," for the Japanese during World War II.
2001 - In Madrid, Spain, a car bomb injured about 60 people. The bomb
was blamed on Basque separatists.
2001 - Ten people were executed in Beijing, China. The state newspaper
of China said that all of the people executed were robbers and killers
Korean peninsula teeters on brink of war – Pyongyang
RT - War between North and South Korea could break out at any moment, an
ambassador from Pyongyang told the UN. He accused Seoul of instigating
conflict and ‘increased hostilities’ towards Pyongyang. Ri Tong-il,
North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, said in an address that “no one
knows when war will break out” between the two antagonistic nations.
“The situation on the peninsula is on the brink of explosion,” Ri said,
adding that North Korea is a nuclear state not subject to the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which he condemned as “blindly”
supportive of the US.
No AU troops to Mali, Morsi says
Press TV - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says he is opposed to any
military intervention in Mali and has called for a diplomatic solution
to the crisis in the West African country.
Report reveals Japanese nuclear safety experts received large sums of
money from nuclear industry
Activist Post - While the “profoundly man-made disaster” at the
Fukushima nuclear power plant continues unabated with independent
experts continually blocked from gaining access, it has now been
revealed that the six members of a Japanese government team drafting the
new nuclear reactor safety standards have received tens of thousands of
dollars from the nuclear industry.
Russian nuclear attack sub detected near East Coast
freebeacon.com - A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised
within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is
continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States,
defense officials said. The submarine was identified by its NATO
designation as a Russian Seirra-2 class submarine believed to be based
with Russia’s Northern Fleet. It was the first time that class of
Russian submarine had been detected near a U.S. coast, said officials
who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of
anti-submarine warfare efforts.
VIDEO: Car bomb in Syria kills at least 50 soldiers – activists
RT - At least 50 soldiers and pro-government militiamen have been killed
in a massive suicide car bombing, in the central province of Hama in
Syria, activists allege. Two separate attacks in Damascus reportedly
killed several civilians, injuring many. In Hama up to a ton of
explosives was used in the blast that took place near a military
checkpoint, RT`s Paula Slier reports. Reports suggest that an al-Qaeda
inspired militant group is behind the blast.
Kuwait cops use teargas, stun grenades against mass protest
RT - Kuwaiti police used stun grenades, smoke bombs and teargas to
disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for greater democracy in the
country. The rally came as the emir was meeting with the representatives
of the opposition. Earlier the authorities announced they would not give
permission for the demonstration and vowed to use force if needed to
prevent the rally.
Is Eutelsat CEO an Israeli?
Press TV - “Eutelsat is a person, not a company. Eutelsat says it is
European, but it is actually Israeli. French sounding ‘Michel de Rosen’
runs Eutelsat, an Israeli citizen, company with Israeli stockholders, a
company long dictated to by extremist groups within Israel, the militant
ultra-nationalists of the Likudist regime of Netanyahu,” [US
intelligence analyst] Gordon Duff, told Press TV. He described the
company as one of the Israeli-owned “chokepoints” which are created to
“make sure all communication, all progress, all privacy is subject to
what is allowed.”
Big fat Greek strike: MPs and govt say no escaping austerity
RT - Debt-ridden Greece enters yet another week of anti-austerity
protests. The country risks coming to a standstill as the parliament
votes on a fresh austerity package of cost cuts and tax hikes for a new
cash injection from its international creditors. A 24-hour strike
starting Monday is expected to unite hospital doctors, journalists,
Metro, taxi and train drivers and other transport workers, reports RT's
Peter Oliver from Athens. Working unions of Greece are starting a
general strike on Tuesday and are expected to continue it through
Wednesday and even to the weekend, when the parliament is expected to
vote for the 2013 budget.
Pharmacists in Valencia region stage strike over unpaid bills
Press TV - Two thirds of the 2,200 pharmacies in the Valencia region
joined Monday’s strike to draw attention to the "dramatic situation that
pharmacies in Valencia are suffering," AFP quoted a spokesman for the
regional College of Pharmacists as saying. The spokesman noted that the
regional government owed the pharmacies 450 million euros ($575 million)
for the medicine they dispensed under the public health system between
May and September, adding that up to five hundred pharmacies in the
region would face closure if the money is not paid.
YouTube: Banking with a human face: 'Bank on Dave' for people in UK
RT - Banking malpractice, excessive risk taking and bonuses paid for out
of taxpayer bailouts. It's little wonder that people's patience with
their banks has run out. But if not the global financial giants, where
you entrust your hard-earned cash? RT's Laura Smith meets one British
man, who thinks, he's got the answer.
UK: Girls of 13 given birth control jab at school without parents’
Telegraph - School nurses have given implants or jabs to girls aged
between 13 and 16 more than 900 times in the past two years, a survey by
The Daily Telegraph has found. Girls aged 13 have been given
contraceptive jabs and implants on more than 20 occasions. A further
7,400 girls aged 15 and under have been given contraceptive injections
or implants at family planning clinics. Under the patient
confidentiality rules, nurses are banned from seeking the permission of
parents beforehand, or even informing them afterwards, without the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
NYC marathon runners ignore cancellation and donate to Sandy
Rt - The ING New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the
devastation from Hurricane Sandy, but the participants weren’t
having it - nearly 2,000 runners ignored the cancellation,
showing up and running 26.2 miles (42.2 km) anyway.... Some New
Yorkers expressed anger that the marathon was still taking
place, against the wishes of city officials. “There’s no
marathon! Go home!” one man yelled from his car as runners
passed the waterfront. But hard feelings were few as the
kindness of the athletes drew more of the attention. Runners
gave away flashlights, batteries, sweatshirts, food, and donated
VIDEO: The Politics of Fear in America: A Nation at War with
Liberty Crier - Turn on the TV or flip open the newspaper on any
given day, and you will find yourself accosted by reports of
government corruption, corporate malfeasance, militarized police
and marauding SWAT teams. Yet even more dangerous than these
violations of our basic rights is the language they are couched
in—the language of fear. And, as John Whitehead says in this
week’s vodcast, the only thing which will improve our present
condition is the taming of our fear.
VIDEO: Proof: Obama Refused to Call Benghazi 'Terror,' CBS
Breitbart - In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS
News quietly released proof--two days before the election, far
too late to reach the media and the public--that President
Barack Obama lied to the public about the Benghazi attack, as
well as about his later claim to have called the attack
"terrorism" from the beginning.
US citizen stuck in Qatar after being added to no-fly list
RT - A Muslim-American male who grew up in the United States
says he’s barred from traveling home to visit his sickly mother
because he’s been placed on a federal no-fly list, even after
serving 10 years in US Air Force. Saadiq Long, 43, wants to
travel to his hometown in the state of Oklahoma to visit his
ailing mom, but for now he’s stuck in the Arabian Peninsula
nation of Qatar.... Now as he prepares for his second attempt to
fly home to see his family, Long is asking questions to hope
find out why he’s been banned from boarding a plane bound to the
US without ever being accused of a crime.
Marines begin Hurricane Sandy relief work in Queens and Staten
NY Post - Armed with high-powered water pumps and sophisticated
surveying equipment, the Leathernecks, aided by Navy sailors,
began their attack on floodwaters from Rockaway Beach in Queens
to Midland Beach on Staten Island.... Marine engineers did a
block-by-block assessment of Staten Island’s Father Capodanno
Boulevard to determine the manpower and equipment required for
today, when 50 to 100 more corps members are expected to come
ashore. Meanwhile, Marines and Navy sailors were hard at work
with hammers and hacksaws, doing any construction and cleanup
After Sandy, Bloomberg refused National Guard’s help because
they have guns
RT - As New York City was just starting to assess the damage
from Superstorm Sandy last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg
dismissed asking the National Guard for extra help because “The
NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”... The
mayor made the remarks on November 1 after Brooklyn Borough
President Marty Markowitz said the city needed more help from
the US National Guard following a frankenstorm that left much of
the city powerless and eventually caused the deaths of over 100
people across 10 states.
FEMA demands 3 star hotel while hurricane victims are homeless
fbo.gov - Hotel Requirements: Due to the hours members are
expected to work during the meeting days the location must be
near various restaurant locations. Generally three-star or
higher rated hotels or executive stays can best meet the
program's event planning needed as well as have the experience
in serving, hosting and accommodating high profile government
employees and executives. The request is for approximately 45
rooms effective November 5, 2012 thru November 30, 2012 with the
option to extend performance in quantities of room.
Sandy Price Gouging Probed: $7 Loaf of Bread, $10 Box of Matches
NBC News - More than 400 possible cases of price gouging of
gasoline and other essentials, including a $10 box of matches
and $7 loaf of bread, have been reported in New York before and
after Sandy.... In one report, the cost of a bag of potatoes
jumped to $7, up from $3 before the storm hit. The cost of the
box of matches appears more than three times the usual cost, and
the loaf of bread is more than double the usual cost.
Baltimore announces city-wide surveillance roll out that records
passenger conversations on city buses
(NaturalNews) According to the Baltimore Sun, city officials
have now authorized the recording of private conversations on
public buses “to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer
service.” Marked with signs to alert passengers that open mics
are picking up every word they say, the first 10 buses with the
new surveillance equipment began operation towards the end of
October. Eventually, officials say they will expand the program
to 340 buses, or about half the fleet, by next summer.
Business fined $4,000 over missing trashcan lid
timesdispatch.com - The offending can — or "waste receptacle,"
in the words of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's
official citation — was "not covered." What's more, "the
receptacle was full." It "could be smelled." There were — brace
yourself — "flies fl[y]ing in and around the receptacle." And to
crown all, "management engaged in aggravated conduct
constituting more than ordinary negligence" by allowing this
"condition to exist." The horror. Buckingham Slate has racked up
other fines, too — such as a $70,000 fine imposed because one of
its trucks had an inoperable horn. Perhaps regulators were
following the approach advocated by Al Armendariz, the former
EPA official who said enforcers should "crucify" offenders to
"make an example" of them, which would then make others "easy to
VIDEO: Nearly 100 dogs shot by Atlanta metro police since 2010
wsbtv.com - A Channel 2 Action News investigation found nearly
100 cases of local officers shooting dogs within the past two
years.The investigation looked into the heartbreaking
circumstances when a police officer kills a family pet --
probably one of the most difficult scenarios for a pet owner and
YouTube: Third Party Presidential Debate - Gary Johnson vs Jill
RT - After the first Third-Party presidential debate in late
October, RT is proud to host the final round of debates on
November 5. Just one day away from Election Day, Gary Johnson
and Jill Stein go head-to-head over foreign policy.
58 percent of eligible US voters boycott presidential election
Press TV - At least 58 percent of eligible voters in the United
States have decided not to participate in the US presidential
election, arguing that their votes will have no effect on their
future, a report says.
This is it! YES on 37 needs your vote: Help defeat GMOs and
Monsanto at the ballot box
(NaturalNews) It's coming down to the wire on Proposition 37.
After weeks of spending a million dollars a day broadcast
outright lies, the Monsant-funded "No on 37" campaign has
managed to crush the early lead of the YES campaign, making the
ballot measure a very close race. If you live in California,
your YES vote on Proposition 37 is urgently needed, or the GMO
labeling ballot measure may not pass at all.
GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military
voters in time
The Hill - One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn
(R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob
Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over
delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas. Mail
redirection in the military can take between 14 to 50 days,
meaning a ballot could reach the voter possibly more than a
month after ballots have to be mailed back in order to be
counted. The Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) identified
problems with the system after the 2010 election, but hasn’t
Ohio election overseer tries to trash provisional ballots
RT - Days before the election in an important swing state, the
Ohio Secretary of State laid out a directive that all
provisional ballots incorrectly filled out should be trashed.
This could alter the election results and is in violation of
Ohio state law. Provisional ballots are used to record votes
when a voter’s eligibility has not yet been approved – for
example, when the voter’s registration information is outdated
or contains inaccuracies. These ballots are counted once the
voter’s eligibility is verified – often 7-10 days after Election
Day, and used only if the race is so tight that the additional
votes could be the deciding factors of the election. Such
ballots are most important in swing states where the
presidential contenders receive nearly an equal number of votes.
NBC accidentally shows Romney 'winning'
Politico - Seems a test-page for tomorrow night's results has
Trillions of Dollars of Securities May Have Been Destroyed by
Zero Hedge - The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp (DTCC) holds
trillions of dollars of stock certificates in trust for their
owners, through its subsidiary Cede & Co. DTCC subsidiary Deriv/SERV
also clears substantial volumes of derivatives such as credit
default swaps. The international headquarters for DTCC and its
Cede & Co. and Deriv/SERV subsidiaries is located at 55 Water
Street in Manhattan, and the vault storing trillions in stock
certificates and other instruments was apparently flooded by
HSBC fears U.S. money laundering fines to top $1.5 billion
Reuters - A U.S. fine for anti-money laundering rule breaches
could cost HSBC significantly more than $1.5 billion and is
likely to lead to criminal charges, Europe’s biggest bank said
on Monday. HSBC said the U.S. investigation had damaged the
bank’s reputation and forced it to set aside a further $800
million to cover a potential fine for breaches in anti-money
laundering controls in Mexico, adding to $700 million put aside
in July. “It could be significantly higher,” Chief Executive
Stuart Gulliver told reporters on a conference call, saying the
latest provision was based on discussions with the various U.S.
authorities involved in the probe.
VIDEO: Navy Vet Claims She was Repeatedly Punched in Face by NC
Adan Salazar - Claiming the only thing she did wrong was advise
a friend of her rights, a North Carolina woman filed a complaint
with the Durham police department alleging she was shoved to the
floor then repeatedly punched in the face by a police officer
while at a friends’ home last Saturday. Stephanie Nickerson, 25,
a Navy veteran, says one moment she was telling a friend she had
the right to refuse a police search of her home, and the next
she was being held by heck on the floor getting punched in the
face and head by a Durham police officer.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Occupy Portland protesters maced by police
Portland police arrested and pepper-sprayed protesters who were
marching against austerity measures on Saturday. The police,
dressed in riot gear with several officers on horseback, tackled
and sprayed several demonstrators who were carrying signs.
Around 300 protesters of the Portland Action Lab, an offshoot of
the city’s Occupy movement, had gathered in the Lloyd District
to march on issues ranging from healthcare reform to military
spending to public education. The protesters had not acquired a
permit to march and some did not know the route, which led to a
confrontation with police.
Nor'easter to Cause Flooding, Damage, More Power Outages
accuweather.com 11/6/12 - In addition to the heavy rain and the
potential for some snow for the interior, strong winds will once
again buffet the coast. Strong winds will quickly develop during
the day Wednesday and by the afternoon hours, winds will be
gusting to between 50 and 60 mph from eastern Long Island
through the New Jersey coast and parts of the Delmarva
Peninsula. By Wednesday evening, there can be a couple of
isolated wind gusts to near hurricane force on the eastern end
of Long Island. Farther inland, gusts to 40-50 mph will be felt
from Down East Maine through Worcester and Boston, Mass., Albany
and New York, N.Y., and Philadelphia, Pa.
Questions arise about shuttering of Kewaunee nuclear power
Wisconsin State Journal - Residents who live near the Kewaunee
Power Station with its 556-megawatt nuclear reactor still are
absorbing the recent news that the plant will shut down in May,
taking with it 655 jobs and leaving behind — possibly for
decades — scores of concrete canisters filled with spent nuclear
waste. The loss of the jobs as well as the hundreds of thousands
of dollars Dominion Resources pays locally in lieu of property
taxes is unsettling enough, local officials say. More
disturbing, they say, are the 42 containers of nuclear waste
that will remain sitting just off the shore of Lake Michigan.
Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys develop autism symptoms after
obtaining doses of popular vaccines
vanguardngr.com - The groundbreaking research findings presented
at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in
London, England, have revealed that young macaque monkeys given
the typical CDC-recommended vaccination schedule from the 1990s,
and in appropriate doses for the monkeys’ sizes and ages, tended
to develop autism symptoms. Their unvaccinated counterparts, on
the other hand, developed no such symptoms, which points to a
strong connection between vaccines and autism spectrum
Deadly antibacterial chemical triclosan found in human breast
milk, blood plasma
(NaturalNews) It can be easily identified as a stated ingredient
in many conventional brands of hand soap, toothpaste, shampoo,
and hand sanitizer, but a new report out of Europe reveals that
the deadly antibacterial chemical triclosan is also now showing
up in persistently high levels in lakes and waterways around the
world, as well as in human breast milk and blood plasma.
Hospital Errors Kill Well Over 180,000 Americans Annually – Why
are Super-Safe Supplements and Natural Health Under Attack?
Dr. Mercola - Consumer Reports has investigated hospital
safety,1 and the results show hospital ratings don't always
match public opinions. Some of the most well-known hospitals got
the worst ratings. Except for the Mayo Clinic's various
campuses, which have exceptionally good scores, others like Mass
General and Mount Sinai in New York, didn't rate as well as you
might expect. One hospital, Sacred Heart of Chicago, scoring an
abysmal 16 on a 100-point safety scale was ranked the most
dangerous in the country. A clinic in Billings, Montana scored
These five superfoods are scientifically proven to halt the
spread of breast cancer
(NaturalNews) Research out of the City of Hope Cancer Center
near Los Angeles, California, has determined that five specific
superfoods possess demonstrable cancer-fighting benefits -- and
the good news is that most of them are generally available
year-round at grocery stores nationwide. These superfoods
Sharon Osbourne Surgically Removes Breast to ‘Prevent’ Breast
Activist Post - Celebrity Sharon Osbourne, wife of the famous
Ozzy Osbourne, is the latest victim of a ridiculous mainstream
medical trend known as ‘preventative’ body part removal.
VIDEO: Anonymous Attacks Websites Ahead of Planned Threat to
Storm White House
Kurt Nimmo - The hacker collective Anonymous claims it has
released confidential customer information filched from PayPal’s
servers as part of its November 5th global day of protest in
honor of Guy Fawkes Day. PayPal disputes the claim. “We’re
investigating this but to date we have been unable to find any
evidence that validates this claim,” the global e-commerce
business said. Anonymous has also attacked
Lady Gaga’s fansite), ImageShack,
Symantec and the Australian government. The developer
website CrytoCC was also attacked.
Three Things Every Owner of an Older Dog Should Be Doing
Dr. Becker - Your aging dog needs your help to remain
well-nourished, physically and emotionally comfortable, and
mentally sharp in her "retirement years."
VIDEO: Remember Remember the 5th of November
Daily Paul - The Ron Paul Rabble: Political Pioneers: The three
major political movements of the day are Occupy Wall St,
Anonymous and the Tea Party. It might be hard to believe but the
concepts and imagery in all of these movements were pioneered by
Ron Paul Supporters in his 2007-2008 campaign. Ron Paul
supporters use of the movie V For Vendetta and the Tea Party
concept in particular, pre-date Occupy, Anonymous and the
current Tea Party. These ideas were then taken by the
establishment and split up, to cater to the fake left-right
in History - Monday - November 5, 2012
1844 - In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract
operation at the Zoological Garden.
1872 - In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to
vote in the presidential election. She never paid the fine.
1895 - George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an
automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.
1911 - Italy officially annexed Tripoli.
1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
1940 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term
1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
at the age of 29.
1956 - British and French forces began landing in Egypt during the Suez
Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days later.
1963 - Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse
aux Meadows, Newfoundland.
1974 - Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut. She was the
first woman in the U.S. to win a governorship without succeeding her
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust
limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los
1986 - The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of weapons to
1998 - Scientists published a genetic study that showed strong evidence
that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child (Eston Hemings) of his
slave, Sally Hemings. (for more information)
1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was shot to
death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His assassin, Egyptian El
Sayyid, was later convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in
prison for his part in the World Trade Center bombing.
1994 - Former U.S. President Reagan announced that he had Alzheimer's
1998 - In the U.S., Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked
President Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment
1998 - The U.N. announced that the Taliban militia had killed up to
5,000 civilians in a takeover of an Afghani town.
1999 - A 12-day conference on global warming, attended by delegates from
170 nations, ended in Bonn, Germany.
1999 - U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft
Corp. enjoyed "monopoly power".
2009 - At Fort Hood, near Killeen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13
people and wounded 30 others.
Threats against Iran, illegal: Algeria
Press TV - The Algerian ambassador to Tehran says the Israeli regime’s
war rhetoric against Iran and other regional countries is in flagrant
violation of international laws and the UN Charter. Sofiane Mimouni said
on Monday that according to the United Nations Charter, any threat
against a UN member state is “forbidden and unacceptable.” Mimouni said
his country continues to support Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear
technology, adding that the Islamic Republic has never violated the
nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
G-20 officials meet to discuss debt in Europe, US
AP - The two-day meeting of G-20 financial officials in Mexico City...
lacked key players such as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and
Brazilian finance chief Guido Mantega. Although recent financial talks
have focused on the debt crisis in Europe, especially in Greece and
Spain, some delegates in Mexico expressed concern over the fiscal
situation in Washington. Mexican finance minister Jose Antonio Meade
said that among the issues dealt with at this meeting will be "the
fiscal cliff" in the United States, where a package of spending cuts and
tax increases are set to take effect unless Congress acts by Jan. 1.
Greek gov't to present austerity bids
Press TV - The Greek government is set to present a new austerity
package to the country’s parliament in a move that will spark a fresh
wave of anti-austerity protests and strikes. The austerity package will
be presented by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, introducing spending
cuts and tax hikes worth 13.5 billion euros ($17 billion).... Union
leaders say the austerity measures will only deepen the country’s
VIDEO: Violent Syria video footage: UN warns of possible rebel war
RT - (GRAPHIC VIDEO) Video footage has emerged from Syria allegedly
showing rebel fighters beating and kicking surrendered soldiers before
shooting them dead. The UN says that if the killings are confirmed, the
acts constitute a war crime. The killings took place on Thursday, during
an assault by rebels in the northern town of Saraqeb – which has been
the scene of heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in past
weeks, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. However,
the video cannot be independently verified.
Syrian rebels capture oilfield near Iraqi border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels firing mortars and rocket-propelled
grenades captured an oilfield in the country's east on Sunday after
three days of fierce fighting with government troops protecting the
facility, activists said.
Iran suspends uranium enrichment; Gesture to boost Obama’s reelection
DebkaFile - Sources in Tehran put out word Sunday, Nov, 4, that Iran had
suddenly suspended 20-percent enrichment of uranium, stopping a short
step from building a nuclear device. The sources were not official.
However, an Iranian lawmaker on the majlis foreign affairs and national
security committee, Mohammad Hossein Asfari, was quoted as saying that
the move was a “goodwill” gesture, ahead of a new round of talks with
the US scheduled to take place after the presidential elections in two
days. He said if sanctions were not lifted in response for the
“softening” in Iran’s position, enrichment would be resumed.
People of Japan Protest US Occupation After Military Related Rapes and
Intel Hub - The most populated US military base in Japan is Okinawa, and
recently that has become the site of various protests over dangerous
weapons testing and attacks on a local women and children. According to
the Associated Press: “A U.S. airman is suspected of assaulting a young
boy Friday on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, authorities said.
The incident comes just two weeks after a curfew was imposed on all
52,000 U.S. troops in Japan after the arrest of two Navy sailors for
allegedly raping a local woman.
Canada, Switzerland cave to company pressures by lifting ban on
dangerous Novartis flu vaccines
(NaturalNews) Just days after declaring a ban on two influenza vaccines
manufactured by Swiss drug maker Novartis due to abnormal floating
particles, the nations of Canada and Switzerland have officially lifted
these bans at the request of the drug giant. According to Reuters,
Novartis procured company-funded testing allegedly showing that the
vaccines were still safe despite the abnormalities, which the two
countries accepted as solid enough evidence to once again begin
administering the questionable jabs.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Hypothermia warning issued to New Yorkers in wake of superstorm
RT - New York’s mayor issued a hypothermia warning as
temperatures plummet, endangering the lives of thousands still
without heating after Hurricane Sandy. He decried energy
companies for not restoring power quick enough in view of the
* Related Article/Video:
After The Flood Comes The Freeze: Nor’Easter Approaches...
Christie threatens ‘Disaster Control Act’ order to guarantee
nonunion utility workers can help restore NJ power
Daily Caller - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bristled at
reports Friday that an electricians’ union stood in the way of
some utility workers who wanted to help restore power to victims
of Hurricane Sandy. He would use his emergency-management
powers, he said, to guarantee that nonunion crews could help
restore his state’s electricity grid without interference.
New Jersey Contracted RFID Evacuee Tracking Tech Just Days
Before Sandy Formed
Aaron Dykes - A press release was published October 18, 2012
announcing that Radiant RFID, based in Austin, Texas, would
provide the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and
Preparedness (OHSP) with the RFID technology it has already used
during disasters in Texas and other locales, as during 2008′s
Missouri bank president pulls gun, nabs masked robber
KansasCity.com - Jerry Sage, executive director of the Kansas
City-based Missouri Independent Banking Association, said there
was no protocol for bankers regarding using a firearm, as
Thompson did on Tuesday. Sage’s group represents more than 200
community banks throughout the state of Missouri, including
Thompson’s bank. Thompson is past president of the association.
“We stress in our safety training that safety is the most
important thing,” Sage said. “He took it outside the bank so no
one was in jeopardy. If he pulls a gun and he has a permit, that
would certainly be his call.
KBR Ordered to Pay Troops $85 Million in Chromium Case
Bloomberg - KBR Inc. (KBR), the largest U.S. military
contractor, must pay 12 U.S. soldiers $85 million in noneconomic
and punitive damages for negligently exposing the troops to
toxic chromium dust at a company worksite in Iraq in 2003, a
federal court jury in Portland, Oregon, said.... “KBR is being
held accountable at last for putting profits above the welfare
of the soldiers,” Mike Doyle, the troops’ lawyer, said yesterday
in a phone interview. “This trial was the first time a jury has
seen what the company did to soldiers in the field.”
Think tank recommends big benefits cuts
Air Force Times - A new report by a liberal-leaning think tank
recommends a dramatic overhaul of military pay, retirement and
health care benefits as part of a $1 trillion cut in defense
spending over 10 years. The Center for American Progress calls
for capping pay raises, eliminating military health benefits for
many retirees who are covered by an employer-provided plan, and
reducing the value of military retired pay as well as making
retirees wait until age 60 to start receiving it.
Virginia Police Hold Training Seminar About Sovereign Citizens
Intel Hub - On December 5, 2012 the Virginia Office of the
Attorney General is hosting a seminar about Sovereign Citizens
for local law enforcement.... According to a press release
posted by the DCJS: “The Virginia Office of the Attorney General
(OAG), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal
Justice Services (DCJS), is pleased to announce a one day
training bringing together law enforcement and prosecutors from
jurisdictions across the Commonwealth to educate them about the
sovereign citizen movement. The sovereign citizen movement
involves individuals and groups who uniformly reject federal and
VIDEO: Woman Sues Pantego Police Over Burst Breast Implant
nbcdfw.com - A North Texas woman who says a Pantego police
officer caused her breast implants to rupture during an arrest
is suing the town. Rebecca Van Hooser said the officer threw her
against her car when he arrested her during a traffic stop on
Bowen Road. The Pantego officer pulled her over on a headlight
violation and arrested her after learning she had a warrant for
an unpaid speeding ticket.
YouTube: Ron Paul: FEMA Causes More Harm than Good - FBN's
Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), discusses whether the government is
need in recovery efforts after big storms.
VIDEO: FEMA Out of Water Until Monday
Breitbart - FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of
bottled water — or any other supplies, for that matter — stored
in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its
website. This was the case despite several days advance warning
of the impending storm. FEMA only began to solicit bids for
vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane
Sandy victims on Friday, sending out a solicitation request for
2.3 million gallons of bottled water at the FedBizOpps.gov
website. Bidding closed at 4:30 pm eastern.
FEMA Orders Two Million Meals for New Yorkers Starving after
Intel Hub - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through
the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA) has placed a
rush order of two million meals to be delivered to Floyd Bennett
New York Harbor Parks and Lakehurst New Jersey. The solicitation
was placed at 2:30 pm EST on 2 November 2012, with a response
time of no later than 8 pm on the same day.... However, in the
solicitation it is clear that more MRE’s may be ordered at the
same price and allowances have been made for a quote of 4
million meals to be delivered.the self-heating variety.... This
is not the first time that FEMA has made solicitations for flash
Public told to stay away from free government gas giveaway, to
make room for first responders
NY Post - Throngs of desperate people line up in cars and on
foot for free gas in the Jamaica neighborhood of the Queens.
More New Yorkers got power Saturday for the first time since
Superstorm Sandy struck the region, but frustrations mounted
over gasoline shortages as refueling sites turned into traffic
jams of horn-honking confusion. Gas rationing went into effect
in northern New Jersey, while crowds lined up at free fuel
distribution sites in New York's boroughs, where a limit of 10
gallons per person was imposed. New York officials then said
emergency vehicles had the priority over the public. Related
article/video: Gas Lines, Gouging...
New Jersey kicks out Sandy volunteers because they aren’t
RT - According to a report published late Thursday by WAFF News
out of Seaside Heights, crews coming to assist all the way from
Alabama’s Decatur Utilities were turned away because they aren’t
unionized, despite making the 800-mile jaunt to lend a hand.
VIDEO: Jersey Shore Declares Martial Law
Aaron Dykes - The boardwalk town of Seaside Heights, NJ, best
known for being the location where MTV’s Jersey Shore is filmed,
has declared martial law in the wake of damage from Sandy. 6
Action News, the ABC affiliate based out of Philadelphia,
reported that the fact, while showing the damage to rides and
attractions in the area. Several other nearby towns are also
under martial law, with the devastation to property and lives
not yet clear.
Bloomberg Diverts Food, Generators from Devastated Staten Island
to NYC Marathon
Breitbart - Considering all the volunteer help and NYPD
attention that's already being diverted to the Marathon, the
added sight of generators and food being channeled to the event
is probably going to strike some New Yorkers as a little
misplaced—we're thinking of the ones who are currently lined up
waiting for the National Guard to ration out MREs and bottles of
NYC Marathon canceled amid criticism
YouTube: Retired Police Captain demolishes the War on Drugs
LEAP co-founder, Peter Christ, appears on WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY
and takes on all aspects of our disastrous War on Drugs. Captain
Christ is vice-chair of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
* Related Article:
One Marijuana Arrest Every 42 Seconds in U.S.
Thieves discover Atlanta airport security loophole allowing them
to openly steal travelers' luggage
(NaturalNews) A major security loophole at Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport in Georgia is putting air
travelers at serious risk of having their luggage stolen by
calculating thieves. According to a thorough investigation
conducted by 11alive.com [video] in Atlanta, the airport's Delta
South terminal is severely lacking in proper security oversight,
which has already caused a string of baggage thefts that Delta
Airlines appears to be whitewashing as if they were merely
"lost" luggage incidents.
Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with
Impersonating Govt. Agencies
Activist Post - Misuse of a United States government seal can
lead to a $250,000 fine, twenty years in prison, and three years
of supervised release — unless you’re a campaign organization
funded by major corporations like Monsanto. In a move completely
ignored by the mainstream media (many of which have financial
ties to such corporations), the anti-GMO labeling No on 37
Committee paid for and disseminated a physical piece of direct
mail that not only entirely misused the FDA logo but even
sported a fabricated quote.
Free and Equal Elections Foundation Announces Political
Correspondents and Media for November 5 Presidential Debate
freeandequal.org - The debate will be held from 9:00 PM to 10:30
PM EST at RT America Studios in Washington, DC, broadcast live
worldwide. Political correspondent coverage will occur from 8:00
to 9:00 pm.
Submit your Questions for the debate!
VIDEO: Ben Swann Reality Check - 1/2 Hour Election Special
Daily Paul - Ben Swann discusses the presidential campaign in
Ohio, and holds a panel with Republican, Democrat, and
Libertarian representatives for undecided voters.
NJ residents displaced by storm can vote by email
AP - Officials announced Saturday that registered voters can
vote electronically. A resident must submit a mail-in ballot
application by fax or email to the local county clerk.... Lt.
Gov. Kim Guadagno says the effort will help alleviate pressure
on polling places Tuesday. New Jersey is using military trucks
in place of damaged polling places.
Sandy may deter storm victims from voting and extend US election
RT - Regions of the East Coast, left powerless by Hurricane
Sandy, could face lagging voter turnout that may affect the
results of the US presidential election. As states scramble to
gather voting resources, the election could be delayed by nearly
three weeks.... With power outages leaving polling stations
dysfunctional and susceptible to error, absentee ballots
arriving well past Election Day due to postal delays and early
voting cancellations making it harder for some to cast their
ballots, the lagging voter turnout in blue-state regions could
have a drastic impact on the election.
UN poll watchers - one from Kazakhstan, no less - to be in OKC
on Election Day
RedDirtReport.com - While we are not entirely certain where the
United Nations “poll watchers” will be, according to the “United
Nations Election Observer Deployment 2012” list, two
UN-sanctioned “poll watchers” will be observing elections here
in Oklahoma City. The two “poll watchers, according to the list
of 44 total, will be Sandra Gale of the United Kingdom and
Baurzhan Yermegiyayev of Kazakhstan. The other state Gale and
Yermegiyayev will be visiting is Missouri, at their state
capital city of Jefferson City. Other "poll watchers" are
fanning out across the country, and many Americans are taking
offense at this insult to American sovereignty.
Democrats Sue to Extend Florida’s Early Voting
NY Times - The lawsuit was filed after a stream of complaints
from voters who sometimes waited nearly seven hours to vote or
who did not vote at all because they could not wait for so long
to do so.
REPORT: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for
townhall.com - According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained
by voter integrity group True the Vote, three NAACP members
showed up to the 139 precinct location with 50 cases of bottled
water and began handing bottles out to people standing in line.
While wearing NAACP labeled clothing, members were "stirring the
crowd" and talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote
President Barack Obama.... “The NAACP basically ran this poll
location and the judges did nothing about it,” Rockford [a poll
Ohio recently installed untested, uncertified software patches
on ES&S voting machines in 39 counties, says liberal tabloid
Daily Paul -
This article appeared in a Columbus, Ohio liberal tabloid
newspaper accusing the Republican Secretary of State's office of
installing suspicious software patches on electronic voting
machines in 39 counties in the weeks before the November
election. The publication claims that the untested software
patches can enable a "man in the middle" attack because it runs
on networks through which votes are transmitted from county
boards of election to the Secretary of State's office.
Judge Napolitano: Should You Vote for President?
lewrockwell.com - Your vote is yours, and so long as your vote
is consistent with your conscience, it is impossible to waste
your vote. On the other hand, even a small step toward the free
market and away from the Obama years of central economic
planning would be at least a small improvement for every
American’s freedom. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a
single step. That is Romney’s best argument. I suspect it will
carry the day next Tuesday.
50 Major Similarities Between Obama and Romney
YouTube: Ya Gotta Vote!
A new song from Larken Rose.
Looking Beyond Election Day: Twelve Issues That Threaten To
Derail the Nation
lewrockwell.com - What follows is an overview of the major
issues that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, despite their
respective billion dollar war chests, have failed to mention
during their extensive campaign trail stumping and televised
debates. These are issues that aren’t going away anytime soon.
Indeed, unless we take a proactive approach to the problems that
loom large before us, especially as they relate to America’s
ongoing transformation into a police state, we may find that
they are here to stay.
Gun Sales Surge In Fear Of Obama Re-Election
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite a new law allowing carrying without
a permit, concealed-firearm permits in the fiercely independent
state of Wyoming in the last quarter have smashed records set in
previous years. “People are definitely scared of a president who
has voted when he was a senator against guns,” Anthony Bouchard,
director of the Wyoming Gun Owners Association in Cheyenne told
the Wyoming Star Tribune. “[If Obama gets re-elected] he’s in a
lame-duck session and he can do the things he wants to do.
That’s what we’re afraid of.”
Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation
weeklystandard.com - With the latest jobs report, it is now the
case that "Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater
Than Job Creation," according to statistics compiled by the
Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. "For Every
Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added
To Food Stamp Rolls."
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced a military appreciation
day for noon Sunday, November 18th against the Cincinnati
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VIDEO: Combat Cops Evict Homeowner in Colorado
Kurt Nimmo - Militarized cops in full combat gear were called to
evict a woman from her house in Idaho Springs, Colorado, on
October 30. “The homeowner facing eviction was apparently
underwater on her mortgage with US Bank. She says she told the
bank that all she was asking was for another 30 days in the home
before an eviction. She needed an extra month in order to find
another place to live, she said,” the PrivacySOS blog reported
on October 31.
Fearing Romney victory, EPA plans post election anti-coal
Washington Examiner - President Obama’s Environmental Protection
Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to
finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released
at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas
emission standards that would essentially ban all construction
of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA
resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent
and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s
greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700
Sewage, Bacteria, and Unknown Contaminants from Sandy May Soon
Activist Post - According to New Jersey Department of Health’s
state epidemiologist, Tina Tan, floodwaters can be a noxious
brew. “[They] potentially could contain mixtures of a variety of
chemicals such as pesticides, paint, gasoline…other things for
example that you might store in your garage or basement that
might actually get all flooded out.” Add bacteria like E. coli
from sewage treatment plants to the toxic stew, and it’s no
wonder public health officials are sounding the alarm.
Environmentalists blasted for 'underreporting' water toxins near
RT - Environmental officials in Pennsylvania have come under
fire for their tests on drinking water from a well near a
natural gas drilling site. The site’s owners have been taken to
court for allegedly poisoning residents. The documents were
released this week, as part of a lawsuit that 7 plaintiffs who
live near a hydraulic fracturing or fracking site, are serving
on the gas industry. Toxicology tests on the seven claimants,
who live within a mile of the drill and waste water site in
Amwell Township, Pennsylvania, found toluene, benzene and
arsenic in their bodies.
Curcumin holds prostate cancer in check by preventing metastasis
(NaturalNews) Most people with cancer die not because of the
primary tumor, but because the cancerous cells have traveled to
distant points throughout the body in a process known as
metastasis. Prostate cancer normally progresses very slowly, and
as long as it does not metastasize, it can be controlled through
diet and lifestyle modifications. Nature provides us with a
number of natural compounds that have proven effective in
controlling the division and replication of cancerous growths.
One of the most promising is curcumin, the anti-inflammatory,
bioactive extract from the curry spice, turmeric.
Eating more plant-based foods helps prevent aggressive prostate
(NaturalNews) Men who incorporate a higher overall ratio of
plant-based foods and herbs into their diets can help cut their
risk of developing aggressive prostate cancers by at least 25
percent compared to other men, suggests a new University of
South Carolina (USC) study.
New Failed Vax Study Proves Vaccine Antibody Theory Is False
Gaia Health - Vaccination theory is false, never proven but not
questioned. A failed new vaccine against MRSA, V710,
demonstrates this fact clearly. Increasing antibody titers, the
standard measure of a vaccine’s efficacy, is not the same as
"Veggie" Capsules May Be Far From "Natural"
Green Med Info - Lack of knowledge or misleading info? Daily
consumption of this semi-synthetic polymer and phthalate adds up
from common nutrients, "natural" supplements, eye solutions,
prescription meds, processed foods, construction materials and
other commercial products.
Making omega-3s work better
(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats make for better bodies in many ways.
They help protect heart, brain, joint, skin, immune, and vision
health. However, omega-3s are highly fragile and need protection
in their own right. Once oxidized, they're more harmful than
helpful.... A number of antioxidants can protect omega-3 fats
and LDL-cholesterol from oxidation, including carotenoids,
vitamin E, curcumin, capsaicin, quercetin, olive leaf extract,
green tea, chitin-glucan fiber, and polyphenolic compounds from
fruits and vegetables. Krill oil is an omega-3 that's naturally
protected by the carotenoid astaxanthin.
Seven affordable, nutrient-dense foods to stockpile for survival
(NaturalNews) To help make sure you are prepared for the
unknown, here are seven affordable, nutrient-dense foods that
are worth stocking up on for long-term survival...
Sorbitol causes premature cataracts, retinopathy, heavy weight
loss, and peripheral neuropathy
(NaturalNews) Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, was once widely
accepted as a sugar alternative for diabetics. It is also
produced in the body when glucose is metabolized. The dangers of
sorbitol; however, have been in medical literature for over two
decades. Today, there is increasing controversy over the merits
of this popular sweetener.... Diabetics and those counting
calories should give serious consideration to the dangers of not
only sorbitol, but all artificial sweeteners. Like many medical
interventions, sorbitol and artificial sweeteners were initially
recommended by diabetes organizations and MDs globally only to
be retracted as "dangerous" due to the inherent risks.
How to Treat Sciatica Using these 5 Herbal Remedies
Natural Society - If you're looking for how to treat sciatica
using natural solutions, you're in luck. Here are 5 herbal
remedies for sciatica and pain relief.
YouTube: Why Governments are Mandating Vaccinations
ExperimentalVaccines - Currently in the U.S. multiple state are
encroaching on people’s right to control what goes in their own
bodies by passing mandatory vaccination laws for both
educational and employment purposes. One of the national
pharmacy chains called CVS conducted a survey asking shoppers
whether or not they would be getting a flu vaccine shot this
year. With the results of the poll being that over 50% of the
consumers questioned stated they “would not” be getting the
annual flu shots.
‘Pinkwashing’ Reaches all-time High as Symbol of Corruption of
Breast Cancer Industry
(NaturalNews) An increasing number of women are growing
disillusioned with all the pink t-shirts, pink bracelets, pink
hats, pink buckets of KFC chicken, pink alcoholic malt
beverages, and other outlandish pink merchandise that has
ingrained itself into popular culture. They are also getting
tired of having the color pink thrown in their faces as a symbol
of disease, not to mention one that has been corporatized to
such an astounding degree that even professional sports players
now don pink towels and shoes during corporate-sponsored games.
VIDEO: Pentagon Wants Rescue Robots Built In Time For the Next
Activist Post - In the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy, the
Pentagon has requested that a team of “rescue robots” be
engineered in time for the next “natural disaster”. The DARPA
Robotics Challenge is putting out the call for a synthetic force
that can be designed for autonomous thought; yet mitigate the
risk to human life when preforming a rescue mission.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: David vs. Monsanto—The Story of How a Lone Farmer
Prevailed Against One of the Most Powerful Companies on the
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Superstorm Sandy leaves thousands of pets in need (PHOTOS)
RT - Some 15 million dogs, 14 million cats and 1.5 million
horses were in Hurricane Sandy's path, according to the American
Humane Association. Just hours before Superstorm Sandy hit New
York mayor, Michael Bloomberg announced that all the shelters in
the city are pet friendly and that some 70 pets had already
checked in. But since Sandy left there are thousands of pets in
need shelter as their homes have been destroyed or temporary
unable to be occupied.
VIDEO: A City Council To Pet Stores: You Can’t Sell Animals
Unless They’re Rescued
Liberty Crier - The once mighty city now teeters on the brink of
bankruptcy. It suffers from double-digit unemployment, awful
schools, ridiculously bad traffic, and ambulances that have a
deadly, decades-long habit of showing up late. Yet city
officials never fail to find new ways to rearrange the deck
chairs on the Titanic. The latest example: banning pet stores
from selling cats, dogs or rabbits that come from breeders. We
all want more pets to be adopted, but c’mon LA.
in History - Friday - November 2, 2012
1776 - During the American Revolutionary War, William Demont, became the
first traitor of the American Revolution when he deserted.
1783 - U.S. Gen. George Washington gave his "Farewell Address to the
Army" near Princeton, NJ.
1883 - Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an electrical
indicator using the Edison effect lamp (U.S. Pat. 307,031).
1889 - North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted into the union as the
39th and 40th states.
1895 - In Chicago, IL, the first gasoline powered car contest took place
1917 - British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed support for a
"national home" for the Jews of Palestine.
1920 - The first commercial radio station in the U.S., KDKA of
Pittsburgh, PA, began regular broadcasting.
1930 - The DuPont Company announced the first synthetic rubber. It was
1947 - Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane,
for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.
1948 - Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency.
The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the headline
"DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." The Truman victory surprised many polls and
1959 - Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on the NBC-TV program
"Twenty-One" admitted that he had been given questions and answers in
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy announced that the U.S.S.R. was
dismantling the missile sites in Cuba.
1963 - South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was assassinated in a
1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cubans to apply for
permanent residence in the U.S.
1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal
holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1985 - The South African government imposed severe restrictions on
television, radio and newspaper coverage of unrest by both local and
1986 - American hostage David Jacobson was released after being held in
Lebanon for 17 months by Shiite Muslims kidnappers.
1993 - The U.S. Senate called for full disclosure of Senator Bob
Packwood's diaries in a sexual harassment probe.
1993 - Christie Todd Whitman was elected the first woman governor of New
1995 - The U.S. expelled Daiwa Bank Ltd. for allegedly covering up $1.1
billion in trading losses.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton gave his first in-depth interview since
the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show
host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the network's "BET
Tonight with Tavis Smiley."
2003 - In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the
church's first openly gay bishop.
Militant attack kills US soldier in southern Afghanistan
Press TV - A U.S. soldier was killed following militants attack in
southern Afghanistan on Thursday. NATO-led International Security
Assistance Force following a statement announced, “A U.S.
Forces-Afghanistan service member died following an insurgent attack in
southern Afghanistan.” The source did not disclose further information
regarding the exact location of the incident and identity of the
VIDEO: Syrian opposition rejects US meddling
RT - Members of the Syrian opposition have given an icy response to
Washington’s calls to revamp the movement’s leadership, slamming it for
attempting to dictate its will on Syrians. On Wednesday, US Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton called for a re-shaping of the Syrian opposition's
leadership adding that the Obama administration was suggesting names and
organizations that should be included in the new leadership that may
emerge in the talks held next week in Qatar. “This direct tutelage and
these dictates are not acceptable to the Syrian people anymore,'' said
Zuhair Salem, the London-based spokesman for Syria's banned Muslim
Brotherhood opposition group, which is a part of the Syrian National
Council, AP reports.
US mission in Benghazi was CIA operation, report says
Press TV - The Wall Street Journal said in a report on Friday that of
the 30 US officials evacuated from Benghazi after the attack, only seven
worked for the State Department, highlighting that the mission was
mainly a CIA operation.... According to the Wall Street Journal, CIA
Director David Petraeus did not attend the ceremony held for the arrival
of the coffins of the victims in the US allegedly to hide the CIA
Greek journalist acquitted of breach of privacy for 'Lagarde list'
RT - Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis has been acquitted of breach of
privacy. He was arrested after publishing a list of 2,000 Greeks with
Swiss bank accounts in his Hot Doc magazine.... The Greek authorities
said that there was no evidence that names mentioned in the list,
businessmen, politicians and high-ranking officals, did actually break
the law. While the case was wrapping up, another journalist Spiros
Karatzaferis, was also arrested in Athens.
VIDEO: Mask avengers: Canadian protesters to show faces or get 10 years
RT - Canadian lawmakers weren’t exactly in the Halloween spirit when
they approved a new bill on Wednesday. The legislation makes it illegal
to wear masks during riots and protests. Guilty parties could face up to
10 years in prison.
It Begins: Ecuador Demands Repatriation Of One Third Of Its Gold
Zero Hedge - From Bloomberg: Ecuador’s government wants the nation’s
banks to repatriate about one third of their foreign holdings to support
national growth, the head of the country’s tax agency said.... Because
while Ecuador, with its 26.3 tonnes of gold, may be small in the grand
scheme of gold things, all it takes is for more and more banks to join
the bandwagon and demand delivery in kind from official repositories
(i.e., New York and London), and the myth that is the
overcollateralization of hard money by central banks will promptly come
to an abrupt, bitter and, likely, quite violent end.
Bulletin: German nuclear exit delivers economic, environmental benefits
phys.org - ...a special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,
published by SAGE, "The German Nuclear Exit," shows that the nuclear
shutdown and an accompanying move toward renewable energy are already
yielding measurable economic and environmental benefits, with one top
expert calling the German phase-out a probable game-changer for the
nuclear industry worldwide.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Secret Service bodyguard found dead in apparent suicide
Press TV - A US Secret Service agent assigned to President
Barack Obama's protective detail has been found dead in an
apparent suicide after coming under investigation for
misconduct. Rafael Prieto had been undergoing administrative
proceedings for having an unreported romantic relationship with
a foreign national, a law enforcement source told Reuters.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: ‘Free Market Can Allocate Resources
Better Than Government’
Liberty Crier - Judge Napolitano provides his analysis on gas
prices post Hurricane Sandy in the New York / New Jersey area,
and gives a detailed explanation on how free markets can resolve
the supply and demand of goods.
Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras
cnet.com - Police are allowed in some circumstances to install
hidden surveillance cameras on private property without
obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said yesterday. CNET
has learned that U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled
that it was reasonable for Drug Enforcement Administration
agents to enter rural property without permission -- and without
a warrant -- to install multiple "covert digital surveillance
cameras" in hopes of uncovering evidence that 30 to 40 marijuana
plants were being grown.
Iran Offers to Send Emergency Aid Crew to New York After
Intel Hub - In the wake of the destruction caused by hurricane
Sandy the people of Iran are reaching out in a variety of ways,
by offering help and emergency aid relief. Even the Red Crescent
Organization of Iran has offered to send an emergency response
team to help with the rescue and clean up effort. Mahmud
Mozaffar, the leader of the Red Crescent Organization told the
Fars News Agency that: “We are ready to help the flood-stricken
people of America.... If American authorities agree, we can send
our rescuers with equipment and tools to American cities in the
shortest period of time.”
NYC Official: Red Cross 'Absolute Disgrace'
politicker.com - At a press conference this morning on Staten
Island, a host of local officials, including Senators Chuck
Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, gathered to highlight the needs
of the hard-hit borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than
Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an
“absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving
‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead
for Help 3 Days After Sandy
ABC News - The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help
from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing
three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough. “We’re
going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!”
Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You
gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been
three days!” Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit
communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are
still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people
died on Staten Island because of the storm.
Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can’t Pay for
colorlines.com - Many of the low-income residents receive cash
and supplemental nutritional assistance from the state
electronically through what the New York State Office of
Temporary and Disability Assistance calls Electronic Benefit
Cards (EBT.) Recipients buying eligible foods are suppose to
swipe their EBT cards like any other credit card for their
purchases but since Hurricane Sandy hit, most Lower East Side
stores don’t have electricity to run credit card transactions
and are only accepting cash. Leaving many people on EBT with
empty wallets, empty refrigerators and no access to food.
Troopers have been deployed at all gas stations along the NJ
Turnpike in Sandy's wake
Fox News - Gasoline, in heavy demand for both cars and home
generators, had customers waiting in line for hours and losing
patience throughout the Garden State, as well as in New York,
and Connecticut.... Officials said more than half of all
gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New
Jersey have been shut down because they are either out of fuel
or don’t have power to operate pumps. In addition, pipelines and
refineries have been shut down due to storm damage. More than 80
percent of stations in New Jersey were unable to sell gasoline
as of Wednesday, according to the New Jersey Gasoline,
Convenience, Automotive Association.
Ben Swann Reality Check: Is the FBI making us safer breaking up
terror plots? 11/1/12
Daily Paul (FOX19) - Headlines were made by the FBI just a few
weeks ago when they thwarted an attempted terror attack on the
New York Federal Reserve. Ben is investigates the part of these
FBI stings you haven't heard about, how the arrests are made and
whether we are really safer as a result.
Police State: Growth Rate of Cops Exceeds Population Growth
Kurt Nimmo - The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a
report demonstrating the growth of police in the United States.
The survey was conducted with agencies that participated in the
2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the
results were released by the Justice Department this month.
Between 1992 and 2008 the numbers of police grew by 25 percent.
In 2008 there were 705,000 full-time sworn officers employed in
the United States. The number was 564,000 in 1992. This
represents an annual growth rate of 1.6 percent, which exceeds
the 1.2 percent population growth rate in the United States,
according to the survey.
Big Sis Loaning Out Military Style Drones To Sheriffs
Departments: Privacy Group Sues
Steve Watson - A privacy rights watchdog is suing the Department
of Homeland Security for information relating to the agency’s
practice of loaning out Predator drones to law enforcement
agencies in the US. The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to
obtain and make public details regarding the DHS’ granting
permission for domestic police departments to borrow and operate
the same type of drones that are used by the military in
Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Ex-Penn State President Charged with Perjury in Sandusky Case
Reuters - A grand jury has charged former Penn State President
Graham Spanier with participating in a "conspiracy of silence"
to cover up child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry
Sandusky, Pennsylvania's attorney general said on Thursday....
Two other officials, Athletic Director Tim Curley and retired
Vice President Gary Schultz, also face new charges of child
endangerment, criminal conspiracy and obstruction. They were
charged in November 2011 with failure to report suspected abuse
and perjury, and both have pleaded not guilty.
Republican National Committee alleges voting machine troubles in
Nevada, other swing states
rgj.com - Secretary of State Ross Miller called claims of voter
machine irregularities in Nevada by the Republican National
Committee “irresponsible and unfortunate” on Thursday. Miller, a
Democrat, was responding to a letter sent to his office and
election officials in five other states on Thursday in which the
RNC alleged voting machines cast ballots for President Barack
Obama, a Democrat, when the vote was intended for his Republican
challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Will The Electoral College Survive 2012?
theamericanconservative.com - An electoral-popular vote split is
still a real possibility. The presidential campaign is almost
over, but don’t expect it to end quietly. There’s a good chance
the outcome will resemble that of the 2000 election: a late
night, hanging chads or their equivalent, and perhaps even a
mismatch between the popular and electoral vote.
Owners Race to Sell Their Businesses by Year-End to Avoid 67%
Capital Gains Tax Increase
TaxProf Blog - Many business owners—mostly founders who could
gain a lot from a sale—are looking to close deals before next
year, when the maximum tax on investment income is scheduled to
rise from 15% currently to at least 23.8% on most capital gains,
at least for higher-income households. Many sellers intend to
convert their equity into retirement funds or just start anew.
American Hospital Association Sues U.S. Over Unpaid Medicare
Bloomberg - The American Hospital Association sued the U.S.
government for allegedly refusing to pay for “hundreds of
millions of dollars” in medically necessary care as required
under the Medicare Act. The organization said in a complaint
filed today in Washington that private auditors used by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services are revoking payments
made for in- patient treatment under one section of Medicare
even as that treatment qualifies as necessary under a different
part of the act.
Somebody Should Start The ‘Stuff Costs Too Much’ Party
Economic Collapse - Stuff costs too much. Seriously. Every time
I go to the grocery store these days, I am absolutely horrified
by the prices. I try not to buy anything that is not on sale,
but the problem is that I am discovering that the new sale
prices are the old regular prices. So now paying what used to be
"full price" is supposedly a "good deal". The other way that
they are trying to hide rising prices is by shrinking package
sizes.... A recent article by Benny Johnson detailed how the
prices of many of the things that we buy on a regular basis
absolutely soared between 2002 and 2012. Just check out these
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced a military appreciation
day for noon Sunday, November 18th against the Cincinnati
***Tickets will only be $25 for you!*** Tickets are sold on a
first come first serve basis.
$25 tickets are also available to these games: *Sunday, December
2nd – Carolina Panthers - *Sunday, December 23rd – Indianapolis
If you are interested, feel free to call me at Arrowhead at the
number below or shoot me a quick email.
Sam Dearth - SEASONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE - Phone -
816.920.4813 or e-mail SDEARTH@CHIEFS.NFL.COM
Cancer patient illegally evicted from home at gunpoint
Examiner - Thanks to the friendly people at Wells Fargo and the
Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), a 37-year-old woman
in a wheelchair who suffers from a rare, malignant and
metastatic form of breast cancer was illegally evicted from her
home at gunpoint.... Niko [Black] had legally declared
bankruptcy and had been fighting Wells Fargo in a civil suit
against eviction. She had owned her home for almost 20 years and
had lived there since she was a child. She never even had a
mortgage with Wells Fargo, and has entered into a civil suit
around the fraud they have perpetrated against her, fraud that
goes back many years.
Brace for round two: Powerful nor’easter winter storm bears down
on East Coast still reeling from Sandy’s devastation
Daily Mail - A powerful new storm system is preparing to batter
the East Coast next week, even as millions are still reeling
from the devastation left by Superstorm Sandy. The nor’easter
storm will bring snow and strong winter winds beginning Tuesday,
Election Day, until Thursday. Most of the severe weather will
hit northern New England – hundreds of miles north of where
Sandy made landfall.
Report: Wave took out 5 of 6 critical pumps that cool reactor at
NJ’s Salem nuke plant
simplyinfo.org 11/1/12 - We reported last night that the Salem
nuclear plant didn’t just suffer water intakes clogged with
debris from Hurricane Sandy but a wave also took out 5 of the 6
critical water pumps. These pumps pull water from the river to
cool the reactor. Five pumps were damaged, the operator was in
the process of repairing those pumps. The NRC has not reported
this incident to the public and there has been no update from
the initial report that Salem had an emergency shut down. The
NRC only mentioned the clogged intakes.
Six steps to take today to naturally prevent breast cancer
(NaturalNews) Take matters into your own hands and ignore the
preventative measures offered by the Koman Foundation types,
which actually function to snare you into the toxic and
lucrative cancer industry early. Here are six ways to away from
the mainstream cancer industry and protect yourself from breast
The key to early breast cancer detection may be found in a bra
(NaturalNews) Mammograms are a universally uncomfortable
experience, but this decades-old detection method may now take a
back seat thanks to new technology. Lifeline Biotechnologies has
licensed a "smart bra" to identify signs of breast cancer
earlier (and more pleasantly) than current medical practices.
5 Powerful Healing Properties of Garlic
Natural Society - I’ve written about garlic in the past,
specifically covering the many ways in which this common food
can protect against
cancer and infections. While significant (and extremely easy
to take advantage of), these are only a few of the key benefits
garlic has to offer. Here are the top 5 healing properties of
garlic that put many pharmaceutical drugs to shame...
Seven methods for creating the best digestion of your life
(NaturalNews) Dealing with the symptoms of chronic digestive
dysfunction can be discouraging for many people, especially when
unknown dietary and environmental triggers constantly seem to
create bloat, abdominal pain, gas, and other problems. But
correcting the issue can also be as simple as eating certain
foods while avoiding others, and learning to eat foods that
promote healthy floral balance in the gut.
Warning: Anti-Depressants Causing Birth Defects, Miscarriages
Natural Society - Tufts University School of Medicine’s Dr. Adam
Urato decries the practice of prescribing SSRIs to pregnant
women. “Study after study shows increased rates of newborn
complications in those babies who were exposed to SSRIs in-utero,”
he says. These complications include greater risk of autism,
lung and bowel diseases, and more. Selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most common form of anti-depressants,
many of which are prescribed to pregnant mothers by “general
practitioners, not psychiatrists,” according to Dr. Alice Domar
of Harvard Medical School.
How to help your baby recover from thrush naturally
(NaturalNews) Oral thrush is a condition in which the yeast-like
fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of the mouth.
The white 'cottage cheese-like' lumps are actually present on
the inside of the lips, cheeks and/or tongue. This fungus is
normally present in our bodies, but certain circumstances such
as stress, poor diet, a weakened immune system and/or use of
antibiotics may alter its balance, causing rapid reproduction
and a yeast infection to develop. For babies, thrush can also be
passed to them through their mother's nipples during
Johnson & Johnson Settles 845 Levaquin Lawsuits
Bloomberg - Johnson & Johnson settled lawsuits with about 845
plaintiffs who claimed the drugmaker didn’t properly warn of the
risks of tendon damage from its antibiotic Levaquin. The
settlements were disclosed in an Oct. 30 filing in federal court
in Minneapolis, where a judge is overseeing about 1,900 Levaquin
Court May Force Mentally Disabled Nevada Woman to Have Abortion
LifeNews.com - ...in Nevada, the life of an 11-week-old unborn
baby and the future of his or her 32-year-old mother hang in the
balance as a judge considers whether or not to order the woman
to undergo an abortion and sterilization against her will. Elisa
Bauer, who suffers from severe mental and physical disabilities
attributed to fetal alcohol syndrome, is currently in the final
weeks of her first trimester.... Elisa has epilepsy and is said
to have the mental and social capacity of a 6-year-old.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Urgent calling campaign launches today: Help is needed to to
free James Stewart and Sharon Palmer from unfair prosecution by
(NaturalNews) A new push back in the fight against government
corruption begins this week in California, as supporters of
Healthy Family Farms owner Sharon Palmer and former Rawesome
food club manager James Stewart launch an aggressive and urgent
calling campaign in hopes of seeing criminal charges against the
two dropped. The group is reaching out to all food rights and
civil rights advocates - and especially to those who have
already signed the "Free the Farmer" petition on Change.org (http://www.change.org)
- requesting that they place calls TODAY to key government
officials and demand an immediate investigation into what
appears to be prosecutorial misconduct on the part of the
Ventura County District Attorney's office.
SONG: I Will Survive - A Turkey's version....
YouTube: Sweet Revenge for a Broken Guitar
A musician named Dave Carroll recently had difficulty with United
Airlines. United apparently damaged his treasured Taylor guitar ($3500)
during a flight. Dave spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay
for damages caused by baggage handlers to his custom Taylor guitar.
During his final exchange with the United Customer Relations Manager, he
stated that he was left with no choice other than to create a music
video for youtube exposing their lack of cooperation. The Manager
responded: "Good luck with that one, pal."
in History - Thursday - November 1, 2012
1755 - At least 60,000 people were killed in Lisbon, Portugal by an
earthquake, its aftershocks and the ensuing tsunami.
1765 - The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the American
colonies. The act was repealed in March of 1766 on the same day that the
Parliament passed the Declaratory Acts which asserted that the British
government had free and total legislative power of the colonies.
1800 - U.S. President John Adams became the first president to live in
the White House when he moved in.
1848 - The first medical school for women, founded by Samuel Gregory,
opened in Boston, MA. The Boston Female Medical School later merged with
Boston University School of Medicine.
1861 - Gen. George B. McClellan was made the general-in-chief of the
American Union armies.
1864 - The U.S. Post Office started selling money orders. The money
orders provided a safe way to payments by mail.
1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological
observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph.
1879 - Thomas Edison executed his first patent application for a
high-resistance carbon filament (U.S. Pat. 223,898).
1904 - The Army War College in Washington, DC, enrolled the first class.
1911 - Italy used planes to drop bombs on the Tanguira oasis in Libya.
It was the first aerial bombing.
1950 - Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate U.S. President
Harry Truman. One of the men was killed when they tried to force their
way into Blair House in Washington, DC.
1952 - The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok
Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1968 - The movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-13 and
NC-17 went into effect.
1973 - Leon Jaworski was appointed the new Watergate special prosecutor
in the Watergate case.
1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged all Iranians to demonstrate on
November 4 and to expand their attacks against the U.S. and Israel. On
November 4, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took
63 Americans hostage.
1989 - Tens of thousands of refugees to fled to the West when East
Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia.
1989 - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced the end of a
cease-fire with the Contra rebels.
1993 - The European Community's treaty on European unity took effect.
1995 - In Dayton, OH, the Bosnian peace talks opened with the leaders of
Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present.
1998 - Nicaraguan Vice President Enrique Bolanos announced that between
1,000 and 1,500 people were buried in a 32-square mile area below the
slopes of the Casita volcano in northern Nicaragua by a mudslide caused
by Hurricane Mitch.
1998 - Iridium inaugurated the first handheld, global satellite phone
and paging system.
Blast kills 8 civilians in Damascus
Press TV - At least eight civilians have been killed and several others
injured after a bomb attack hit Sayeda Zainab district in the Syrian
capital, Damascus.... The blasts came despite a four-day ceasefire,
brokered by the UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi
for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), which went
into effect last Friday.
US wants Syrian opposition shakeup
RT - Speaking on Wednesday, Clinton said Washington was suggesting names
and organizations that should be included in the new leadership that may
emerge in the talks held next week in Qatari capital. The Secretary of
State was dismissive of the Syrian National Council (SNC) holding a
leading role. The move has been interpreted as a sign that the Obama
administration has grown disillusioned with the Paris-based group of
exiled regime opponents, for failing to gain support from rebel
Palestinians draw arms in Syrian civil conflict
RT - Palestinian refugees living in Syria are being drawn into the
ongoing civil war. With no end to the bloodshed, the half-million exiles
are abandoning their initial neutrality, taking sides in the conflict
with both rebels and government loyalists. On Wednesday Syrian rebel
from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced that they have armed an
all-Palestinian force called Liwa al-Asifah. It is located in the
Yarmouk camp and will mostly target the Palestinian pro-government
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC).
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Massive explosion rips oil tanker in Saudi Arabia, with at
least 22 killed, over 100 injured
RT - An oil truck tanker has exploded in Saudi Arabia, leaving at least
22 people dead over 110 injured. The vehicle is reported to have crashed
into a concrete flyover to the east of the Saudi capital Riyadh, with
the explosion occurring near one of the principal city’s transport
arteries, at a junction on Khurays Road.... No terrorist connections to
the blast are suspected, with police basing this on witness accounts.
Libyans: Al-Qaida handled ‘security’ at Tripoli embassy
WND - A secret document that has been obtained by former terrorist
turned peace advocate Walid Shoebat suggests the Obama administration
apparently approved assigning a member of al-Qaida to handle security at
the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. According to a report published today by
Shoebat, the confirmation comes from a letter dated Aug. 30, 2011, that
informs the al-Qaida member that he now has responsibility for security
in Tripoli, “to include all international embassies.”
Waves of anger: Japan tsunami victim aid spent on whalers, officials and
RT - A quarter of Japan’s tsunami relief fund has been spent on
unrelated projects, including renovating a government office and
subsiding whaling. The revelations have ignited outcry as more than
320,000 tsunami victims remain displaced.
PHOTOS: Other side of Sandy: Caribbean devastation
RT - Hurricane Sandy’s toll in the Caribbean amounts to at least 69
dead, thousands homeless and few funds available to rebuild. Yet, the
Caribbean carnage remains largely behind the scenes as media spotlight
focuses on the US. Sandy took the lives of 52 people in Haiti, 11 in
Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic, one in Jamaica
and one in Puerto Rico. In light of the difficulty to rebuild in some of
the impoverished areas of the Caribbean, especially Haiti, the United
Nations will be appealing for emergency aid.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Urgent Assistance Needed For Activist Post Contributor Alexander
Activist Post - We are sorry to report that we have received
word that Alexander Higgins - contributor to Activist Post and
owner of Alexander Higgins Blog - has been devastated by
Hurricane Sandy. Alex is a Coalition Against Nukes (C.A.N.)
member and one of the top Fukushima disaster bloggers. He has
been a powerful voice in alternative media, breaking many
stories and providing inciteful analysis. Here, in his own
words, he shares his heartbreaking update from his home in Brick
YouTube: Reflections on the Loss of Liberty | Andrew P.
The Louis E. Carabini Distinguished Lecture, presented at the
2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: "The Truth About War: A
Revisionist Approach". Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on
26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H.
Federal court approves use of hidden
surveillance cameras on private property without warrants
End the Lie - Yet again, a federal judge undermined the
Constitution in a wholly disturbing fashion... According to
CNET, U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled “that it was
reasonable for Drug Enforcement Administration agents to enter
rural property without permission — and without a warrant — to
install multiple “covert digital surveillance cameras” in hopes
of uncovering evidence that 30 to 40 marijuana [plants] were
YouTube: Policing for Profit: Feds try to take innocent elderly
couple's Mom-and-Pop motel
Institute for Justice - The most contentious civil forfeiture
fight in the nation will be the subject of a week-long trial
starting Monday, November 5, 2012, in Boston. Throughout the
week, the Institute for Justice, which represents the property
owners in the case, will expose the ugly practice of civil
forfeiture—where law enforcement agencies can pad their budgets
by taking property from innocent owners who have never been
convicted or even charged with a crime.
Oklahoma open carry law goes into effect Nov. 1
tulsaworld.com - More than 140,000 Oklahomans - about 3 percent
of the population - already have their concealed-carry permits,
and the new law will allow them to carry their handguns in the
open. Oklahoma becomes the 44th state to allow some form of open
carry. Minnesota was the most recent state to allow residents to
openly carry firearms. Before 2003 in Minnesota, carrying a
handgun in public was illegal, whether it was concealed or
openly carried, said Jim Franklin, executive director of the
Minnesota Sheriff's Association.
VIDEO: Brooklyn Residents In Fear Of Looters Pretending To Be
Steve Watson - Without power and already witnessing looting at
local stores, residents of Gerritsen Beach told WNBC reporter
Lynda Baquero that they are very wary of anyone claiming to be
emergency responders. “As much as we need the utility workers,
we don’t know if we can trust them or not.” one resident said.
FEMA acknowledges that during previous storms, scam artists have
posed as representatives of the agency in order to get inside
homes and businesses to rob them. Reports have begun to filter
in today of looters robbing homes while posing as Con Ed
YouTube: Rand Paul Open to 2016 Presidential Run
Sen. Rand Paul interviewed on C-SPAN 10/28/12. The 2016 question
is at 2:22 minute mark.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Could One Ohio County Decide The Entire
Liberty Crier - There has been a lot of talk over the past 24
hours about the possibility that next week’s Presidential
election could be moved because of super-storm Sandy. Ben Swann
of Reality Check is investigating whether that is easier said
than done, and who could ultimately make that decision.
VIDEO: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrested
RT - Jill Stein, a presidential candidate from the Green Party,
has been arrested in Texas while attempting to resupply
protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL
pipeline, according to anti-pipeline activists. The Tar Sands
Blockade activists said she was released soon after being taken
to the Wood County jail in Quitman, TX. “Dr. Jill Stein has been
released from Wood County Jail on a Class B Misdemeanor Criminal
Trespass charge,” they said on their website.
Ohio Voting machine swaps Obama for Romney
marionstar.com - Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at
the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot
for president, she noticed a problem. Upon selecting “Mitt
Romney” on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit
up. It took Stevens three tries before her selection was
Iowa warns international observers of arrest
Politico - Iowa has joined Texas in warning international
election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they
violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day.
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney
General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election
observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling
place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100
VIDEO: Oklahoma State Convention - Parking Lot Convention - Song
& Dance. Tribute to Parking Lot Patriots
Daily Paul - This song was written for the state convention
(parking lot convention), the dance was choreographed by some of
the Ron Paul delegates elected in the parking lot convention and
danced by Ron Paul supporters in Oklahoma. It's dedicated to all
the Parking Lot Patriots from that day :). The song is called
"Change" and it's sung by Hannah Young and danced by the Liberty
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Preparing for the Economic Collapse
Daily Paul- Published October 29, 2012.
US will hit its debt limit by the end of 2012 - Treasury
RT - The US will reach the federal debt limit “near the end of
2012,” the Treasury Department revealed along with plans to sell
$72 billion in notes and bonds next week to raise capital. But
the Treasury said it would keep borrowing under the current debt
limit of $16.39 trillion until Congress votes to increase the
debt ceiling. The nation's debt currently stands $16.16
trillion.... These measures include temporarily removing
investments from government employee pension funds to clear
space for other borrowing. The US Treasury is going to sell $32
billion in three-year notes, $24 billion in 10-year notes and
$16 billion in 30-year bonds at auction next week as part of the
effort to raise $288 billion during the third quarter.
Congressman Wants $12 Billion for FEMA and Sandy Added to
Kurt Nimmo - Democrat Chaka Fattah plans to introduce a bill in
the House of Representatives during a pro-forma session on
Friday. Fattah said the money should not be an offset to planned
spending cuts or new taxation. He said the government has always
provided money for disaster relief. The official government
figure for the national debt is around $16 trillion, a figure
that is wildly off the mark. “The true present value of future
obligations is $222 trillion,” writes Laurence Kotlikoff,
professor of economics at Boston University. “This is $700,000
per person. This is $1.9 million per household. This is what you
Under the Obamacare mandate provision, you must disclose your
personal health ID information to the IRS
Americans for Tax Reform - Starting in 2014, all Americans who
file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax
form. The new form requires disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal
identifying health information in order to determine compliance
with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Obamacare Exempts Millions: Prisoners, Illegals, Welfare
Washington Examiner - In just 14 months, Americans will be
required to prove that they have federally "qualified" health
insurance or face an Obamacare tax of $695 to $2,085. That is
unless you are in prison, below the poverty line, or are an
undocumented immigrant, according to the anti-tax group
Americans for Tax Reform. When added together, those three
groups total up to one-sixth of the nation's population of 314
million: 218,929 are in federal prisons, 12 million are illegals
and 42 million are below the poverty line and eligible for
welfare, though some fit into all three categories, according to
Pumping Gas Could Cost You $150 Before You Even Fill Up
Business Insider - It's not uncommon for credit card companies
to place a temporary charge on cards swiped at the pump, but
this story from GasBuddy.com's Patrick Dehan seemed too extreme
to be true: "I only needed to top off, so I bought just a couple
gallons of gasoline, left, and didn't think much of my $12
purchase. After looking at my credit card transactions online
later that afternoon I learned that the travel center in
question put a massive $151 hold on my credit card- all for $12
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Nov. 5: Move Your Money Out Day of Action
occupywallst.org - On November 5th, we invite everyone to come
together and hold the banks accountable for their greedy display
of democracy.... We must stand up to them and say "NO MORE"!! So
on this day before the elections, we encourage everyone to move
their money and move their debt from big banks into credit
unions and local community banks. Since November of last year,
over $100 million has been moved, and we hope to see another
$100 million moved on this day.
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The Move Your
Money Checklist: The 5 things you need to know...
HUD, big banks offer mortgage protection after Hurricane
housingwire.com - U.S. Housing and Urban Development will
provide support to the State of New York homeowners and
low-income renters forced from their homes during Hurricane
Sandy. HUD granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and
forbearance on foreclosures of FHA-insured mortgages.
U.S. District Court in Texas blocks MERS lawsuit
housingwire.com - Individual homeowners do not have standing to
sue Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems over county
recording fees, according to a decision from the U.S. District
Court for the Western District of Texas. The decision was passed
down in the Huml v. MERS case—another piece of litigation that
will define how seriously individual courts take claims that
MERS robbed local jurisdictions out of revenue by recording
mortgage assignments electronically without paying county
300,000 gallons of diesel spill into water near New Jersey
RT - A major oil spill has occurred in the strait separating
Staten Island, NYC and the state of New Jersey. The spill of
some 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel is apparently related to the
Superstorm Sandy aftermath. The Coast Guard said the incident
occurred in the Arthur Kill tidal strait as fuel leaked from the
Motiva oil tank facility, according to a report by NBC New York.
Some 200 people are working to contain the spill. It remains
unclear what caused it.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: After the storm: True scale of Sandy's devastation
across Eastern Seaboard emerges as death toll hits FIFTY and
damage set to top $50BILLION
Daily Mail - As the superstorm passed over the region, startling
before-and-after pictures revealed what was left of the East
Coast. At first glance, New Jersey's Mantoloking Bridge appeared
to be completely different highways - until it becomes clear
that just one solitary house was left standing.
As many as 50 Obama-backed green energy companies bankrupt or
Daily Caller - The October bankruptcy of solar company Satcon
Technology Corp. puts the number of bankrupt or troubled green
energy companies as high as 50, according to one estimate.
chefsara.com - It's been said that God first separated the salt
water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made
animals and fish... all before making a human. God made and
provided what we'd need before we were born. These foods are
best and more powerful when eaten raw. God left us a great clue
as to what foods help what part of our body!
Strengthen your immunity this cold and flu season with these
vitamins and herbs
(NaturalNews) The cold and flu season is right around the corner
so it's a good idea to get a head start on improving your
immunity before it hits. There are plenty of vitamins and
supplements that are currently known for possessing
immune-enhancing properties. After all, washing your hands
frequently and avoiding contaminated surfaces will only carry
you so far in preventing infection.
Drive-thru flu vaccines being administered for 'emergency
(NaturalNews) In the shadow of Halloween, local health
departments all across the country are holding creepy new
drive-thru flu shot clinics this year as part of a nationwide
"emergency preparedness drill" to see how quickly and
efficiently large numbers of people can be vaccinated.... he
ominous initiative, which some reports are openly describing as
a test run for future forced vaccinations of large numbers of
people, is taking place in Connecticut, Alabama, Georgia,
California, Kansas, Virginia, Arizona, and many other states.
“Fast Food is Good for Your Waistline” — Really?
Natural Society - The article, titled “Why Fast Food Could Be
Good for Your Waistline”, describes a made-up scenario where a
woman named Sharon made the wrong decision by avoiding
McDonald’s in an attempt to be healthy. What the author seems to
not realize, however, is that fast food is loaded with
destructive chemicals and ingredients, and is feeding the
continuously increasing rates of various health conditions. So,
what could possibly make fast food good weight loss aid? The
author shares the same belief as many others: that a calorie is
a calories, and the source or quality is of little importance.
Cystic Acne Cure
Healing from Home Remedies - 20 year old male with cystic acne..
had acne since 16 years old. Tried many things, but the most
wonderful thing happened when using turmeric. In a blender
7: The Magic Number of Fruits and Vegetables to Make You Happier
Natural Society - The health benefits of produce are undeniable.
We know they are good for you. And if you are a regular consumer
of fruits and vegetables, you also know that they don’t only
affect your physical health, but your mood. The magic number of
produce servings to create the best mental benefits: 7.
Meningitis Outbreak: 368 Cases, 29 Deaths
ABC News - Another person has died from a fungal meningitis
outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections, bringing the total
death toll to 29, health officials reported today. The U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the
tally of cases to 377. That’s 368 cases of fungal meningitis and
nine joint infections. Rhode Island became the 18th state
affected by the outbreak on Monday.
18 Major Internet Hubs Down Across North America
Before It's News - Across North America, 18 major internet hubs
are currently down. Though several of them are in the areas hit
by Hurricane Sandy, many others are not. What is going on here?
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Your November To-Do List, Zone by Zone
Organic Gardening - Before you know it, the holidays will be
upon us and we'll be talking about seed catalogs and planting
peas. But for now, one of the best ways to slow time down is to
spend time outside in the garden. Take a look at our
zone-by-zone list and make the most of the season.
Wellness Super 5 Mix Small Breed Adult Dog Food Recall
Susan Thixton - The following information was provided by
Wellness Pet Food... "We have discovered that a small amount of
our 12lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food only with the
“Best By” date of August 18, 2013 did not meet our high
standards. A small batch of the product with this specific date
code was found to be higher in moisture than our recipe calls
for. High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration
date, but poses no health risk.... Reports shared with
TruthaboutPetFood.com... An independent pet store owner had a
bag of Wellness Small Breed Adult Dog Food returned and it was
"worst bag of moldy dog food EVER!"
VIDEO: Little girl is tired
of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Aren't we all!