The Power Hour Past News
in History - Friday - September 28, 2012
1781 - During the Revolutionary War, American forces began the siege on
1787 - The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the
United States to the state legislatures for their approval.
1850 - U.S. President Millard Fillmore named Brigham Young the first
governor of the Utah territory. In 1857, U.S. President James Buchanan
removed Young from the position.
1915 - The British defeated the Turks in Mesopotamia at Kut-el-Amara.
1918 - U.S.A. Spanish Flu Epidemic - Philadelphia was the hardest hit
city in the United States. After the Liberty Loan parade on September
28, thousands of people became infected causing the death of 12,000 in
1924 - The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army
planes when they landed in Seattle, WA. The trip took 175 days.
1939 - During World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed upon a
plan on the division of Poland.
1946 - Vets learn To Fly / GI Bill Of Rights - An ever increasing number
of returning World War II vets learned to fly under the legislation
provided by the GI Bill of Rights, with thousands across the country
gaining private pilot licenses.
1950 - The United Nations admitted Indonesia.
1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The
game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1961 - "Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV.
1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.
1967 - The first mayor of Washington, DC, Walter Washington, took
1972 - Communist China and Japan agreed to re-establish diplomatic
1978 - Heavy fighting occurred in Lebanon between Syrian peacekeeping
troops and Lebanese Christian militiamen.
1991 - In response to U.S. President Bush's reduction of U.S. nuclear
arms Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised to reciprocate.
1995 - Yasser Arafat of the PLO and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
signed an accord that transferred control of the West Bank.
1997 - The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was
held in New York City, NY. The official debut of the DVD format was
2000 - The U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486
in the United States. The pill is used to induce an abortion.
2004 - The U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Secret Service introduced
the first newly redesigned $50 bill.
France public debt exceeds 90% of GDP
Press TV - New figures show that France’s public sector debt has soared
to over 90 percent of the crisis-hit country’s economic output at the
end of the second quarter of 2012.
VIDEO: Mass arrests in Chile after police teargas student protest
hangthebankers.com - At least 20 people have been arrested as thousands
of students clashed with riot police in Santiago, Chile after a rally in
support of education reform turned violent.... Earlier, thousands of
high school and university students had come together to march in
support of educational reform, asking Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera
to consider their demands ahead of 2013′s national budget consolidation.
World Health Organization mulling global cigarette tax
freebeacon.com - The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a
global excise tax of up to 70 percent on cigarettes at an upcoming
November conference, raising concerns among free market tax policy
analysts about fiscal sovereignty and bureaucratic mission creep.
EU to Lower GM Rules in Face of Study Showing Immense Harm
Gaia Health - The EU’s rules on genetically modified crops are about to
be weakened, allowing the concept of ‘substantial equivalence’ to become
the standard, thus allowing virtually any GM crop to be approved
virtually automatically.... There will be no Parliamentary scrutiny of
the proposed loosening of regulations. The EU Commission, acting as a
dictator, intends to hold closed-door sessions about the changes
sometime during the next few weeks. They do not even intend to let the
public know when they’ll be held!
Putin blames West for global chaos
RT - "Our partners just can't stop,” Putin said at a meeting with
representatives of one of Russia's regions. “They have already created
chaos in many territories, and now they are continuing the same policy
in other countries, including Syria." Commenting on the "Arab Spring"
and the ongoing Syrian conflict, he said: "Our position is to help carry
out changes for the better in all countries but not to try to force on
them – especially by armed force – what we consider to be right.”
Spain announces harshest budget reforms
RT - Spain has announced its plan for drastic economic reform, and a
tight 2013 budget, where cutting spending rather than lifting taxes will
be the focus. The Spanish government is set to pass 43 new laws to
reform the economy within the next six months. The new budget entails
58% spending cuts and 42% increased taxes.
German Catholics will be denied Holy Communion or a religious burial if
they refuse to pay church tax
Daily Mail - Germany's Catholic Church will deny worshippers the right
to Holy Communion and religious burials if people do not pay a special
church tax. A newly-enforced German bishops' decree says anyone failing
to pay the tax - an extra 8% of their income tax bill - will no longer
be considered a Catholic. All people in Germany must pay this tax if
they want to worship in either Catholic or protestant churches, or
Banks bamboozle politicians and public to hold back reforms and protect
bonuses, Bank of England official says
thisismoney.co.uk - A senior Bank of England official last night accused
bankers of ‘propagating myths’ and ‘exploiting fear’ to hold back
much-needed reform and protect their bonuses. Robert Jenkins said
‘formidable’ bank lobby groups are still managing to ‘bewitch’ and
‘bamboozle’ politicians five years on from the financial crisis.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Politicized, Militarized Homeland Security Department Unveils
New Panzer Division
Reaganite Republican- To the list of recent unsettling
developments at DHS and other federal agencies -such as FEMA
camp expansions, massive DHS ammo buys, a creepy new biometric
surveillance system just being rolled-out by the FBI, and drones
buzzing our backyards with cameras- we can now add the
appearance across the country of not just heavily-armored
military grade Humvees, but 'GLS' armored personnel carriers (APC's)
such as in the picture above - 2500 of them to be exact.
Tragedy of US police training by Israeli companies
Veterans Today - During the Bush administration,
Israeli-American dual citizen and Director of Homeland Security
Chertoff mandated that American police forces be trained by
Israeli groups in crowd control, counter-terrorism and
intelligence gathering. Since that time, shootings of unarmed
civilians has gone up 500%, attacks on legal political protests
by police have become a scandal and huge stockpiles of
ammunition and military heavy weaponry have been distributed to
law enforcement groups in every region of America, both local
and federally controlled.
YouTube: PM Netanyahu meets New York City Mayor Michael
September 27, 2012 - Mayor Bloomberg Meets with Benjamin
Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel at the Gracie Mansion, Upper
East Side, Manhattan.
VIDEO: As Israeli PM Netanyahu Discusses Iran’s Nukes, Let’s Not
Forget His Lies About Iraq’s WMD’s
thebilzerianreport.com - In the video, Netanyahu tells Congress,
“There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is
working and is advancing to the development of nuclear weapons.
No question whatsoever…. Two decades ago it was possible to
thwart Saddam’s nuclear ambitions by bombing a single
instillation, but today nothing less than dismantling his regime
Netanyahu draws "red line" on Iran's nuclear program
Reuters - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his
"red line" for Iran's nuclear program on Thursday despite a U.S.
refusal to set an ultimatum, saying Tehran will be on the brink
of a nuclear weapon in less than a year. By citing a time frame
in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu - who has
clashed with President Barack Obama over the urgency of military
action against Iran - appeared to suggest no Israeli attack was
imminent before the November 6 U.S. presidential election.
* Related Video:
Netanyahu Brings Visual Aid "Bomb Drawing"...
MeK supporters attack Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman in New
York - No arrests were made
Press TV - Mehmanparast and several other Iranian officials were
walking to their hotel when they were surrounded and assaulted
by supporters of the anti-Iran MKO terrorists on Wednesday. New
York City police and the US security forces made no arrests as
the attackers physically abused members of the Iranian
delegation accompanying Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in
his visit to the United States to address the 67th session of
the UN General Assembly. The US is responsible for the security
of all diplomatic delegations attending the UN meetings as the
host to the world body.
Reality Check: Muslim Protests Have Nothing To Do With A Youtube
xrepublic.tv - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the U.N.
call for banning blasphemy and whether it is based on a false
A Culture of Delusion
Paul Craig Roberts - A writer’s greatest disappointments are
readers who have knee-jerk responses. Not all readers, of
course. Some readers are thoughtful and supportive. Others
express thanks for opening their eyes. But the majority are
happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are
unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear....
Rationally, it makes no sense for readers to think that a writer
who would lie to them about one thing would tell them the truth
about another. But as long as they hear what they want to hear,
it is the truth. If they don’t want to hear it, it is a lie.
VIDEO: US brands Julian Assange and WikiLeaks ‘enemies of the
RT - Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been declared enemies of
the United States. Declassified US Air Force
counter-intelligence documents reveal that military personnel
contacting WikiLeaks may face execution for "communicating with
the enemy." The documents, which have been released under
American Freedom of Information laws and published by WikiLeaks,
were originally classified as secret and not releasable to
NAPOLITANO: The Arab Spring has become Western Winter
Washington Times - Let them run their own governments. Is the
Arab Middle East ready for democracy? We know how the past two
American presidents have answered this. The revised stated
purpose behind President George W. Bush’s invasions of
Afghanistan and Iraq was to build a new world order by forcing
democracy on populations to whom it was truly alien. The
original stated purpose for invading Afghanistan was to destroy
the folks who provided shelter to the 9/11 attackers...
VIDEO: LRAD Sonic Weapons To Be Deployed “Throughout” America
Paul Joseph Watson - The U.S. Air National Guard has purchased
half a million dollars worth of portable LRAD acoustic systems,
which are commonly used by police to quell protests and civil
unrest, ensuring that the sonic weapons will be deployed
“throughout” America during upcoming national emergencies and
other crises. The video above demonstrates how the portable LRAD
works even at 200 feet high and amidst the noise of a
helicopter. LRAD Corporation has received an order worth $550,00
from the Air National Guard to ship LRAD 100X devices this
Ames, Iowa City Council Votes to Ban Gun Sales in Homes
AmesTrib.com - The Ames City Council unanimously voted 6-0 to
add firearm sales to the list of prohibited home occupations at
its meeting Tuesday night. The proposed change to the city’s
zoning ordinance still must go through two more passages before
it becomes enacted.
VIDEO: Bizarre TSA “Freeze” Security Drill Caught on Camera
Paul Joseph Watson - The TSA’s bizarre new policy where it
orders travelers who have already passed security to “freeze” on
command has been caught on camera, with the clip illustrating
once more how the federal agency has implemented a series of
ludicrous policies that seemingly have no other purpose than to
act as an obedience test for the traveling public.
VIDEO: ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA
ABC News - In the latest apparent case of what have been
hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an
iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport
was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer
last seen handling it. Confronted two weeks later by ABC News,
the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez, at first denied having the
missing iPad, but ultimately turned it over after blaming his
wife for taking it from the airport.
Homeless children in shelters on the rise in NYC but many are
From The Trenches - Almost 20,000 children are spending the
night in homeless shelters inNew York City, according to new
data, an increase of 24% since July 2011. The Coalition for the
Homeless, which published the figures, said the number of
children in shelters would be even higher were it not for the
fact that 65% of homeless families seeking admission to shelters
are being turned away.
VIDEO: 50 Countries Label Genetically Engineered Foods – When
Will Americans have the Right to Know and Choose?
Dr Mercola - Polls show Proposition 37 is overwhelmingly
popular; about 65 percent for, compared to 20 percent against,
with 15 percent still undecided. Nationally, over 90 percent of
those polled say they want the FDA to require labeling of
genetically engineered foods and ingredients.
VIDEO: California Voters Need to Know!
Alliance for Natural Health - The Right to Know campaign has
produced a powerful TV commercial that reminds voters we can’t
trust corporations who pretend to be concerned about our health
and safety.... Through strategic placement of these ads in key
parts of California, we can spread the message to California
voters who need to know!
Soros donates $1.5 million to pro-Obama super PACs
Washington Post - George Soros, the liberal billionaire investor
who has largely laid low during the 2012 elections, announced
$1.5 million in pledged donations Thursday to a trio of super
PACs backing President Obama and congressional Democrats, PAC
VIDEO: America’s Electoral System Is Mathematically GUARANTEED
to Produce Bad Results
washingtonsblog.com - Our System Forces a Two Party Race,
Lacking Popular Representation. The Founding Fathers warned
against a two-party system. But the current election process
guarantees a two-party system: The electoral college can also
severely skew the outcome. For example, it is possible for a
presidential candidate to win even though 78% of the American
public votes against him...
VIDEO: Banks fail to repel cyber threat
LA Times - Attacks that have tied up bank websites show U.S.
financial institutions' vulnerability to electronic terrorism. A
group identifying itself as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters
attacked the websites of Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp and Bank of
America. The strikes left customers temporarily unable to access
their checking accounts, mortgages and other services.
VIDEO: Santelli: "GDP Numbers Are Depressing"
Daily Bail - Rick Santelli on CNBC says that the economic
indicacators that came out this morning are "Depressingly Weak"
(September 27, 2012).
VIDEO: CNN Money: Don’t Put Your Retirement Savings into the
‘Risky Bet’ Known as Gold!
silverdoctors.com - CNN Money has released a special
recommending retirees avoid investing their retirement funds in
gold, which is ‘far too volatile‘. CNN says ‘gold isn’t a place
to put money you can’t afford to take a loss on‘ and concludes
by stating ‘Bottom line- we can’t wholeheartedly recommend gold
for your retirement savings. If you really feel that you must
put some of your retirement savings into gold, make it a small
bet‘. So let’s get this straight: holding physical wealth is a
‘bet’, but purchasing government, state, and municipal bonds
ahead of the looming fiscal cliff is a sound investment
VIDEO: Donald Trump Screams: "We're Just Printing Money!" On
CNBC While Fed President Richard Fisher Is Sitting Right There
As A Guest Host
Daily Bail - The Donald was on Squawk Box last week while Dallas
Fed President and QE3 dissident Richard Fisher was serving as
guest host, which makes for pretty hilarious discussion as The
Hairdo annihlates the Fed and Bernanke for endless printing, all
while Fisher smiles.
Oh, the irony! ‘Smart grid’ control software maker gets hacked
Activist Post - In an incredibly ironic piece of news, Telvent,
the company behind a control system designed to be used in
concert with the so-called “smart grid,” recently announced that
their network had been breached by hackers who “accessed project
files related to a control system used in portions of the
electrical grid,” according to Threat Level.... The network
wasn’t only breached; the hackers also were able to install
malicious software on the company’s network.
Video: Sinkhole evacuees can collect assistance funds
wafb.com - Texas Brine says evacuees in Assumption Parish can
receive assistance funds Thursday in the parish hall of St.
Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Pierre Part.... Officials
say the sinkhole in Assumption Parish has swallowed up more
trees and part of a road built to expedite cleanup activities as
it continues to expand. Officials at the Assumption Parish
Police Jury said Wednesday there was a 30 foot-by-50 foot slough
into the southeast side of the hole overnight. The bog had never
sloughed in that area before, officials say.
Bleaching agent used in foamed plastics like yoga mats and shoe
soles found in McDonald's McRib sandwich
(NaturalNews) According to the restaurant's website, here are
just three of the 70 chemicals and ingredients the sandwich
contains: azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80.
"These components are in small enough quantities to be
innocuous. But it's still a little disconcerting to know that,
for example, azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching agent that is
most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in
gym mats and the soles of shoes, is found in the McRib bun,"
How the Flu Vaccine Causes Narcolepsy
Gaia Health - You’ve heard that a swine flu vaccine causes
narcolepsy, but do you know why? Here’s the explanation of what
is causing it and why it’s happening. The worst part, though, is
that narcolepsy is likely just the beginning.
VIDEO: Rhodiola rosea: Nature’s antidepressant
Fox News - Rhodiola rosea, also known as Golden Root or Arctic
Root, derives from Siberia and Northwestern China. I have
studied the herb in both places, have seen it harvested in the
wild, and have also taken an extract of this herb regularly for
years, to ward off fatigue from a heavy travel schedule. Found
on the training tables of athletes across northern Asia,
Rhodiola rosea is considered an adaptogen – an agent that allows
a person to adapt to both physical and mental stress, while
improving energy, endurance and stamina. Related Natural News
VIDEO: N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To
Protest Obama Guidelines
CBS News - Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a
strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch
strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized
meals.... New federal guidelines stemming from first lady
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits
on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits.
The changes have also come at an increased cost.
Alzheimer's May be Caused by Poor Diet
Dr. Mercola - A growing body of research suggests there may be a
powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that
cause type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Brown University in
Providence, Rhode Island were able to induce many of the
characteristic brain changes seen with Alzheimer’s disease
(disorientation, confusion, inability to learn and remember) by
interfering with insulin signaling in their brains.
5 Foods NOT to Eat While Sick or Battling a Cold
Activist Post - While there are numerous sources out there for
natural cold remedies (garlic, ginger, hydration, etc.), it’s
also good to know which foods to avoid while sick or battling a
cold. By eliminating these foods, while hopefully consuming
immune-boosting foods, you can recover more quickly and reduce
the severity of your symptoms.
Five beliefs that are causing society to crumble
(NaturalNews) My recent conversation with Bruce Lipton on Mental
Health Exposed inspired me to ponder beliefs that contribute to
the decline of civilization. Imagine millions of individuals
acting on their individual versions of the following five
beliefs and you are not far from a world of greed, terror,
materialism and unnecessary suffering.
VIDEO: Netanyahu Steals Bomb Diagram From Boris and Natasha.....or Was
It From Donald Duck?
Kenny's Sideshow - The yahoo says it is Iran's plans but we know
better.... Donald Duck claims Bibi stole the plans from him.... [Must
see "It was the nuclear duck!!!" video.]
in History - Thursday - September 27, 2012
1779 - John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the
American Revolutionary War peace terms.
1825 - George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a
1928 - The U.S. announced that it would recognize the Nationalist
1938 - The League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in
1939 - After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the
Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during
World War II.
1940 - The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis was set up. The military and economic
pact was for 10 years between Germany, Italy and Japan.
1968 - The U.K.'s entry into the European Common Market was barred by
1973 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew said he would not resign after he
pled "no contest" to a charge of tax evasion. He did resign on October
1979 - The Department of Education became the 13th Cabinet in U.S.
history after the final approval from Congress.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved federal tax code changes that were the
most sweeping since World War II.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush eliminated all land-based
tactical nuclear arms and removed all short-range nuclear arms from
ships and submarines around the world. Bush then called on the Soviet
Union to do the same.
1994 - More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the
Contract with America. It was a 10-point platform they pledged to enact
if voters sent a GOP majority to the House.
1995 - The U.S. government unveiled the redesigned $100 bill. The bill
featured a larger, off-center portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
1998 - In Germany, Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder was elected
chancellor. The election ended 16 years of conservative rule.
2004 - North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that
North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into
nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a
deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear
war in northeast Asia. The U.S. State Department noted that the U.S. has
repeatedly said that the U.S. has no plans to attack North Korea.
China against unilateral bans on Iran
Press TV - "The Chinese side has long been opposed to any unilateral
sanctions on Iran," Xinhua quoted Hong as saying on Wednesday. He said
that sanctions will fail to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue and will
only further complicate the matter, which he said will not be to the
interest of regional peace and stability.
Spanish Military Threatens Treason As Catalonia Seeks Secession
Zero Hedge - "Do not play with the feelings of the Catalans" is the
totally unveiled threat after Catalonia's beggars-can-be-choosers demand
for an unconditional bailout fell on deaf ears. The traditionally
separatist-minded province has decided, according to ANSAmed, has
decided to pull a Greece - and escalate with a move to secession. A
resolution, on the right of the Catalan people to cut off ties with the
Spanish state, will be voted on Thursday by the regional parliament.
Have a break, have £10k! KitKat firm Nestle hides GPS chips in six bars
so they can track you down and hand over a briefcase full of cash
Daily Mail - Should you open one of them, the GPS will activate and send
a signal through to the company's control room. A team of 'commandos'
will then be despatched in a helicopter to your exact location within 24
hours and deliver you a briefcase containing £10,000 in cash. To promote
the campaign, Nestle has put up around 3,000 posters and produced a TV
advert. The commercial says they will 'scramble a crack team of highly
trained individuals' to locate the owner of the lucky chocolate.
Iran to US: Thanks for the Drones
BBC Iran has unveiled what it says is a new "indigenous" long-range
unmanned drone capable of flying over most of the Middle East, state
media report.... Last year, the Iranian authorities displayed a US drone
which they claimed to have brought down electronically. The US insisted
that Iran neither shot down the the RQ-170 Sentinel nor used electronic
warfare or cyber-technology to force it from the sky. They blamed a
Russia Suspends Import and Use of American GM Corn After Study Revealed
Daily Mail - Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM
corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ
damage. Separately, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has
ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a
French university. The decision by Russia could be followed by other
nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the
Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Plans Plant Flu Vaccine for China
Financial Post - A Canadian company has joined forces with cigarette
giant Philip Morris in an unusual project to sell flu vaccine to the
huge Chinese market, a potentially major step forward for the
controversial science of producing medicines in plants.... It brings the
innovative harvest of “molecular farming” a little closer to treating
patients after years of research-funding problems, failed startups and
warnings about medicine-producing plants accidentally contaminating food
Dangerous Typhoon Jelawat to Threaten Japan
AccuWeather.com Sept 26, 2012 - According to World Weather Expert Jason
Nicholls, "While Jelawat, a super typhoon as of Wednesday midday EDT,
Sept 26, 2012, is forecast to weaken the next few days, it is likely to
curve northward, then northeastward this weekend with direct, dangerous
impacts on Japan."
Antarctica Gains 2,400 Manhattans Of Ice Overnight
Real Science - Antarctica gained 140,000 km² of ice overnight, to reach
the sixth highest daily area ever recorded. Another day like today, and
tomorrow will break the all-time record for most sea ice ever measured
at either pole. Climate experts tell us that the poles are melting down
and that penguins are in danger of extinction due to missing ice.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Postal Service Prepares for Second Default in Two Months
nationaljournal.com - The U.S. Postal Service will default this
week on a $5.6 billion congressionally mandated obligation to
pre-fund retiree health benefits, marking the second time in two
months the cash-strapped agency has done this.
VIDEO: Ahmadinejad talks peace & justice as US boycotts address
RT - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eighth address to
the UN General Assembly was defined mostly by its absences: The
Syrian conflict and an infamous anti-Muslim film weren’t
mentioned, and the US delegation wasn’t present in the
chamber..... The US had called for a boycott of Ahmadinejad's
address on Wednesday, accusing the Iranian President of spouting
"paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against Israel." "It’s
particularly unfortunate that Mr. Ahmadinejad will have the
platform of the UN General Assembly on Yom Kippur, which is why
the United States has decided not to attend," a statement posted
by Erin Pelton, the spokesperson for the US Mission to the
United Nations, read.
YouTube; Ahmadinejad on 9/11: "In order to avenge the blood of
3000 people 1 MIL shouldn't give their lives"
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Piers Morgan.
VIDEO: Libyan president to NBC: Anti-Islam film had 'nothing to
do with' US Consulate attack
NBC News - In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Ann Curry,
President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was
in response to a movie produced in California and available on
YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that
the video had been available for months before that. "Reaction
should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months
earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September," he
said. "They chose this date, 11th of September to carry a
EPA Sued Over Illegal Experimentation on Human Subjects
Adan Salazar - The EPA, and Jackson in her official capacity,
are targeted in the lawsuit for knowingly “conducting
experiments on humans that involved exposing those persons to
toxic substances the Agency believes will cause death..." The
ATI’s lead counsel and director, David W. Schnare, contends that
“under EPA regulations and under EPA policy, this human
experimentation is strictly prohibited.” He also argues that the
experiment’s participants were not properly informed of the type
of pollution they would be inhaling, and that the study
researchers blatantly disregarded the known toxicity of PM2.5.
Federal Court Backtracks On TSA Body Scanner Ruling
Steve Watson - Allows agency to ignore court order to hold
public hearings until March 2013.... This means that by that
time a full 20 months will have passed since the original court
order, and almost four years will have elapsed since the agency
officially rubber stamped the deployment of the machines....
[The Electronic Privacy Information Center] EPIC noted that the
agency’s delay in acting poses risks to travelers, defies the
Court’s authority, and is flat out unlawful.
* Related Article:
New National Anti-TSA Campaign...
30 Examples of Why America Is No Longer a Free Country
Paul Joseph Watson - From people being harassed for paying by
cash or having a food garden, to Americans being arrested for
letting their children play outside – innumerable examples over
the past few months alone illustrate that the United States is
no longer a free country.
Chart: Confirming US Dumbification, Verbal SAT Scores Just Hit
Alexander Higgins - Confirming what was long feared, Americans
are becoming evermore stupefied in the midst of the most
advanced technological era in history.
VIDEO: FBI to Monitor Investigation Into Police Shooting That
Killed Double Amputee Wheelchair Man
KHOU.com - The FBI has joined the investigation into the weekend
shooting of an unarmed double amputee by a Houston police
officer. Officer Matthew Marin, a five-year-veteran, killed
Brian Claunch around 1:30 a.m. at a group home in the 4300 block
of Polk Street. A frantic caretaker called for help when Claunch
apparently got irate over a pack of cigarettes and a soda.
CNN Looking To Reality TV and Late-Night Talk Shows. Oh Joy.
Federal Jack - Nobody panic, but CNN may look very different in
just a few years time. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that
the long-stagnant network has begun a shift toward some of TV’s
more popular formats, including reality TV, and even late-night
talk shows for its personalities. The announcement arrives just
weeks after CNN’s prime time ratings fell to a 20-year low.
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Military Voters in Wisconsin Told to Submit Ballots a Week After
Breitbart - The Federal Voting Assistance Program website
published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning
military ballots in Wisconsin. Had this error not been
corrected, thousands of Wisconsin servicemen and women could
have been disenfranchised in this key swing state this November.
George Soros will control your votes in the up coming
itmakessenseblog.com - So do we sit by idly? – or take action.
Pick up the phone. Write a letter. Send a fax to your local
Congressperson or Senator. (NOTE: do not send e-mails; they are
not considered legitimate, because of spammers). In your
communication, demand action, by raising questions...
55% Of Small-Business Owners Would Not Start Company Today,
Washington Examiner - “There is far too much uncertainty, too
many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to
put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the
American people,” said Jay Thomas, president of the National
Association of Manufacturers, which commissioned the poll along
with the National Federation of Independent Businesses. “To fix
this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and
regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States
in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive
Quantitative Easing Did Not Work For The Weimar Republic Either
Economic Collapse - When the Weimar Republic first started
rapidly printing money everything seemed fine at first. Economic
activity was buzzing and unemployment was very low. But as the
following chart shows, when hyperinflation kicks in, it can
happen very quickly. By late 1922, the effects of all of the
money printing were really starting to hit the German economy….
Once you start printing money it is really, really hard to stop.
By late 1922, inflation was officially out of control.
VIDEO: The Derivatives Market Bomb = 1 Quadrillion Dollar = 20
Times The Global GDP
beforeitsnews.com - The Derivatives market was only 500 trillion
in 2008 when it almost blew up in all our faces. Now it is 3
times that size, what a monster balloon! when it blows no one
survives that has money in the banks or in the mattress. You
better start investing in silver and gold which is real money
Boomerang: Over 20 Million Adults Now Living With Their Parents;
Massive Increase Since 2007
Mac Slavo - The figures underscore the difficulty that millions
of young people have had in finding jobs and starting careers in
the U.S. following the longest recession since the Great
Depression. About a quarter of American adults between the ages
of 18 and 30 now live with parents, while intergenerational
households have reached the highest level in more than 50 years.
Average ATM Surcharge Reaches New High
CNBC News - An annual analysis of checking accounts from
Bankrate.com finds that the average A.T.M. surcharge — the fee
charged by the machine’s operator to a noncustomer — rose 4
percent to a new record of $2.50. This is the eighth consecutive
year that the average surcharge has increased.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Pepper-sprayed UC Davis students awarded $1 million
RT - Members of the UC Regents board agreed earlier this month
on a settlement to be split among the 21 demonstrators targeted
by a campus cop since removed from the force, but the final
amount was not disclosed until now. The Sacramento Bee reports
on Wednesday that the board had decided behind closed doors on a
figure of roughly $1 million.
VIDEO: Woman tased while being forcefully evicted from her home
kpho.com - Lilly Washington has been fighting her foreclosure
and was appealing the amount the court ordered her to pay to
stay in the home, but in the meantime she wasn't paying
anything. So MCSO deputies went to evict her from her Phoenix
home, but she wouldn't leave without a fight. The video is hard
to watch - Washington, from Romania, the mother of a soldier
overseas, getting tased during her eviction.
Disclosed: Each smart meter collector has 125sq mi range
takebackyourpower.net - On August 20, Oncor Electric (Texas)
confirmed before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, that
each smart meter collector transmits and covers an area of 125
square miles. This equals a whopping 80,000 acres. The signal
strength required for this coverage is considerably in excess of
the previous general understanding of collector signal strength.
As such, these findings are of serious concern with respect to
the health of the general public.
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New “No Smart Meter” letter Notice
VIDEO: Whole Foods knowingly engages in massive GMO deception,
says undercover video by 'Organic Spies'
(NaturalNews) The video features secret camera footage from a
dozen Whole Foods stores in the Los Angeles area, capturing
Whole Foods employees lying on camera about the genetically
engineered ingredients found in products sold at Whole Foods.
"It's against our policy to carry anything that's grown with
GMOs in it," says one employee, caught on camera. But according
to Organic Spies, anywhere from 20% - 30% of Whole Foods
products contain GMOs.
Type 2 diabetes breakthrough: Imbalance in gut bacteria likely
(NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) says the cause
is primarily excess body weight and weight physical inactivity.
But breakthrough research just published in the journal Nature
strongly indicates another, bottom line cause has been
discovered - an imbalance of "good" versus "bad" bacteria in the
intestinal tract appears to trigger type 2 diabetes.
Eating yogurt regularly found to help lower blood pressure
(NaturalNews) The benefits of consuming probiotic-rich yogurt
extend a whole lot further than just promoting digestive health,
according to a new study presented at a recent medical
conference in Washington, D.C. It turns out that people who
regularly eat yogurt as part of a healthy diet tend to have a
lower risk of developing high blood pressure, a condition that
can cause more serious problems like stroke, heart attack,
congestive heart failure, kidney damage, or blindness later on
down the road.
Nearly every major drug company convicted of criminal behavior
in three-year, $11 billion sweep
(NaturalNews) Over the past three years, nearly every major drug
company on the planet has been convicted of some kind of
criminal behavior, whether it is fudging drug safety data;
pushing drugs for off-label uses; bribing doctors and medical
professionals to prescribe dangerous drugs; or conducting
fraudulent clinical trials. Collectively, these companies have
been forced to pay roughly $11 billion in fines for these and
other crimes, which have apparently become a normal part of
their corporate operating procedures.
Dark Chocolate Relieves Stress and Lowers Blood Pressure
Green Med Info - Ask most women and they'll tell you that a good
dose of chocolate really takes the edge off. It’s not a joke.
Science confirms that eating dark chocolate helps relieve
emotional stress and also lowers blood pressure. A study
published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that
consuming 40 grams (about 1.4 ounces) of dark chocolate daily
for a period of two weeks reduced levels of the stress hormone
cortisol and catecholamines, the fight-or-flight hormones.
Organs taken from patients that doctors were pressured to
declare brain dead: suit
NY Post Sept 26, 2012 - The New York Organ Donor Network
pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead so
their body parts could be harvested — and even hired “coaches”
to train staffers how to be more persuasive, a bombshell lawsuit
charged yesterday. The federally funded nonprofit used a “quota”
system, and leaned heavily on the next of kin to sign consent
forms when patients were not registered as organ donors, the
suit charged. “They’re playing God,” said plaintiff Patrick
McMahon, 50, an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner
who claims he was fired as a transplant coordinator after just
four months for protesting the practice. The suit, filed in
Manhattan Supreme Court, cited four examples of improper organ
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Backyard Chicken Facts: 5 Things No One Told Us
Mother Earth News - Here are a few things this blogger learned
that might help you as you decide whether or not to get chickens
for your backyard.
A step-by-step plan for food self-sufficiency
Mother Earth News - Providing high-quality food for your family
year-round takes foresight and planning, plus healthy doses of
commitment and follow-through. Whether you grow as much of your
food as you can or you source it from local producers, the
guidelines here will help you decide how much to produce or
purchase. The charts linked to in “Plan How Much to Grow” later
in this article will also help you estimate how much space
you’ll need — both in your garden to grow the crops, and in your
home and pantry or root cellar to store preserved foods.
SATIRE: Paul Ryan Going Rogue, Calling Romney "The Stench"
Politico - Editor’s note: Some readers were confused that this Roger
Simon column was satire.... Though Ryan had already decided to
distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels
totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his
campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message”
and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and
will text him later.
in History - Wednesday - September 26, 2012
1777 - Philadelphia was occupied by British troops during the American
1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of
State. John Jay was appointed the first chief justice of the U.S. Samuel
Osgood was appointed the first Postmaster-General. Edmund Jennings
Randolph was appointed the first Attorney General.
1914 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission was established.
1918 - During World War I, the Meuse-Argonne offensive against the
Germans began. It was the final Allied offensive on the western front.
1950 - U.N. troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the
North Koreans during the Korean Conflict.
1955 - The New York Stock Exchange suffered its worst decline since 1929
when word was released concerning U.S. President Eisenhower's heart
1960 - The first televised debate between presidential candidates
Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago, IL.
1980 - The Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to end the
freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.
1981 - The Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, WA.
1984 - Britain and China initialed a draft agreement on the future of
Hong Kong when the Chinese take over ruling the British Colony.
1986 - William H. Rehnquist became chief justice of the U.S. Supreme
Court following the retirement of Warren Burger.
1993 - The eight people who had stayed in "Biosphere II" emerged from
their sealed off environment.
1995 - The warring factions of Bosnia agreed on guidelines for elections
and a future government.
1996 - Shannon Lucid returned to Earth after being in space for 188
days. she set a time record for a U.S. astronaut in space and in the
world for time spent by a woman in space.
2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Born-Alive Infants
Protection Act. The act states that an infant would be considered to
have been born alive if he or she is completely extracted or expelled
from the mother and breathes and has a beating heart and definite
movement of the voluntary muscles.
2000 - Slobodan Milosevic conceded that Vojislav Kostunica had won
Yugoslavia's presidential election and declared a runoff. The declared
runoff prompted mass protests.
2001 - In Kabul, Afghanistan, the abandoned U.S. Embassy was stormed by
protesters. It was the largest anti-Amercian protest since the terror
attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, on September 11.
2001 - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres announced plans to formalize a cease-fire and end a year of
fighting in the region.
Iranian TV reporter killed on air by Syrian rebel sniper in Damascus
RT - Iran’s Press TV claimed its Damascus correspondent was killed
Wednesday by a rebel sniper while reporting on bombings in the Syrian
capital. Two car bombs struck the Syrian Army’s command headquarters,
setting one of the buildings on fire. Maya Nasser, a 33 -year-old Syrian
national, was killed while reporting from the scene, Press TV said.
Hussein Murtada – Press TV’s Damascus bureau chief and head of the
Arabic-language Al-Alam TV network – was also reportedly injured in the
Twin blasts rock Damascus, deadly clashes reported inside army HQ
RT - Two large explosions shook the Syrian capital of Damascus,
reportedly targeting army command buildings in the heart of the city.
The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the bombings. Violent
clashes are now on inside the Army Headqurters building, leaving deaths
on both sides, AFP reported, quoting the human rights activists. Syrian
state TV alleged that "terrorists" were responsible for the twin
explosions in Umayad Square, where the Ministry of Defense is located.
‘UN Paralysis:’ Nations split over Syrian solution
RT - The volatile situation in Syria is the focal point of the UN
General Assembly meeting in New York, with renewed calls for President
Assad to step down and demands for selective international intervention
to stop the bloodshed.... French President Francois Hollande said that
the government of Bashar al-Assad has no future in the international
community, and called on the UN to immediately provide protection to
Syrian opposition groups and the territories they have managed to
“liberate” from Assad’s rule.
Shut down: Mass strike halts Greece, thousands protest in Athens
RT - The protest came after calls by the country’s two largest trade
unions, representing half of Greece’s workers, for a 24-hour general
strike. Flights and trains were suspended, shops were shuttered and the
hospitals were forced to rely on emergency staffing.... Greece recently
enacted a new round of spending cuts, totaling €11.5 billion ($15
billion). The austerity measures are a precondition for another rescue
loan from the European Central Bank; without the bailout, Greece could
face bankruptcy in a matter of weeks.
VIDEO: 'Democracy kidnapped!' Madrid police fire rubber bullets as
thousands surround Spanish Congress
RT - At least 60 people have been injured and 26 arrested as police used
batons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Authorities estimate
that about 6,000 people took part in Tuesday’s protest. Over 1,300 riot
police officers were deployed in the capital, which is more than a half
the country's riot police force.... The organizers of the protest dubbed
their movement ‘Surround Congress,’ and expressed hopes that thousands
would turn out. The protestors called themselves ‘indignants’ and
claimed that their democracy had been ‘kidnapped,’ calling for new
elections and rallies against the austerity measures enacted by Mariano
YouTube: US pushing for Iran war in hopes for regime change'
RT - The first day of the UN General Assembly in New York was quite
predictably marked by a boiling over of tension between Iran and Israel.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech at the gathering
to denounce Israel's alleged nuclear stockpiles and its occupation of
Palestine. The Iranian president's address to leaders and ministers from
over 100 countries prompted Israel's ambassador to walk out. Ahmadinejad
also implicitly accused the US of shielding Israel and paving the way
for a strike on Tehran.
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President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Rule of Law...
VIDEO: Israel Lobbyist suggests False Flag attack to spark war with Iran
Daily Paul - “I frankly think that crisis initiation is really tough,”
said Patrick Clawson, who also heads the Washington Institute’s Iran
Security Initiative, in response to a question about what would happen
if negotiations with Tehran fail. “And it’s very hard for me to see how
the United States … uh … President can get us to war with Iran.” As a
consequence, Clawson said he was led to conclude that “the traditional
way [that] America gets to war is what would be best for US interests.”
Guess Where These Beautiful Pictures Were Taken …
Washington Blog - See if you can guess in which European country all of
these beautiful pictures were taken... Actually, this is not Europe …
all of the photos were taken in Iran. Wait … what? How can that be? When
Americans think about Iran, they usually picture something like this...
Now Taiwan Is Also Claiming The Senkaku Islands: 70 Fishing Boats Set
Sail To Stake Claim
Zero Hedge - More than 70 boats from a fishing cooperative in
northeastern Taiwan set out Monday afternoon, hoisting banners claiming
that the islands belong to Taiwan, and that Taiwan’s sovereignty and
fishing rights must be protected. The cooperative is protesting Japan’s
purchase of 3 of the islands in the Senkaku chain from a private owner
earlier this month. The cooperative says the waters surrounding the
islands have long been a major Taiwanese fishing ground.
Promotes Male Castration as a Way to Live Longer
BBC - Castration had a huge effect on the lifespans of Korean men,
according to an analysis of hundreds of years of eunuch "family"
records. They lived up to 19 years longer than uncastrated men from the
same social class and even outlived members of the royal family. The
researchers believe the findings show male hormones shorten life
expectancy. The study is published in the journal Current Biology.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Senate Votes for Preemptive War with Iran
The Young Turks. - "On Saturday (Sept. 22) the U.S. Senate voted
90 to 1 to pass a non-binding resolution that would prevent Iran
from acquiring nuclear weapons. The lone senator voting against
the resolution was Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul the well-known
libertarian. Rand Paul argued that the resolution was de-facto a
declaration that the U.S. would wage a pre-emptive war...".* The
Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down on The Young Turks.
Romney's first project with Bain in 1977: Help propel Monsanto
(NaturalNews) Romney knew his first job at Bain was to propel an
evil company that was on the brink of failure. He knew
Monsanto's previous reputation and about all the litigation.
Romney also knew he would be rewarded financially in the biggest
way if he could pull the whole thing off, and he did. Romney
changed Monsanto's image over the years, from a scandal ridden
chemical giant to a seemingly "prestigious" Agri-business firm.
Meet Monsanto's number one lobbyist: Barack Obama
(NaturalNews) After the election, and during Obama's term as
president, people who had been working to label GMO food and
warn the public of its huge dangers were shocked to the core.
They saw Obama had been pulling a bait and switch. The new
president filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal
agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA
and the FDA...
American distrust in deceptive mainstream media hits an all-time
(NaturalNews) According to a recent Gallup survey, Americans'
distrust of the media hit a record high this year, "with 60
percent saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to
report the news fully, accurately, and fairly." That alarming
figure is the result of a trend seen worsening over the past few
years as more and more Americans became less and less trustful
of Big Media.
The U.S. military’s mysterious space drone preparing for another
launch, mission still unknown
Activist Post - The military is being quiet about their goals
for the OTV-3 [Orbital Test Vehicle] but based on the last
flight more than doubling the previous record, one can expect
this latest flight will be quite a long one. The X-37B unmanned
space vehicle costs an estimated one billion dollars, weighs in
at around 11,000 pounds, and measures 29 feet long and 15 feet
wide. While it is launched into space via rocket, it glides back
to Earth like a regular plane.
VIDEO: The Army’s Secret Cold War Experiments on St. Louisans
Adan Salazar - Folks in St. Louis woke up to disturbing news
this morning. If they hadn’t got the memo, their city was
apparently used as a secret Army experimentation laboratory
during the 50s and 60s where citizens were intentionally, but
unknowingly, infected with harmful biological agents. In an
exclusive KSDK.com investigation, sociologist Lisa
Martino-Taylor’s research revealed the truth behind what took
place in St. Louis and other cities where the Army conducted
chemical experimentation on unsuspecting citizens.
Privacy Expert: All Protesters Are Routinely Scanned and
‘Skimmed’ By Drones
Steve Watson - A prominent private investigator operating out of
New York and Texas has noted that anyone engaging in any large
scale protest, is now subjected to scanning by drones that skim
their personal information from their cell phones. In a talk
entited “Privacy is dead”, pi Steven Rambam told an audience of
hackers and privacy activists at HOPE 9 in New York recently
that the authorities have the capability to extract real-time
data on individuals by “surveying” their electronic devices, and
do so as a matter of routine.
You know you're a conspiracy theorist if...
libertyblitzkrieg.com - If you answered yes to more than five of
the above, you might be a conspiracy theorist. You also may be
on the government’s terror watch list. Be very alarmed and
report it to the authorities immediately should you discover
your neighbors engaged in such uncivilized thought.
YouTube: Was Rep. Paul Ryan For Defense Cuts Before He Was
Reality Check - Ben Swann Reality Check sits down 1 on 1 with
Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan to talk about defense cuts
and whether President Obama is really trying to gut the
Veterans retreating from President Obama
Politico- President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans,
but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief. The
Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families
— especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served in
Iraq and Afghanistan — would be part of their path to victory:
They’re a high turn-out demographic and concentrated in
battleground states, with nearly 1 million each in North
Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and 1.6 million in Florida. But
recent polls make clear that the president’s campaign is losing
Madonna on Obama: 'We have a black Muslim in the White House'
RT - [Warning: Explicit language] Pop star Madonna endorsed US
President Barack Obama during a performance in Washington, DC.
And even if the Material Girl found herself only a few blocks
from the White House, she apparently has a few things to learn
about the commander-in-chief. In-between singing tunes to a sold
out crowd at the Verizon Center in downtown DC Monday night,
Madonna made a plea for concert goers to re-elect President
Obama during November’s election.
Rand Paul aids Romney and Ryan in Ohio
USA Today - Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., joined the pair on the road
Tuesday, and while he had planned to campaign for Romney, his
appearance on the trail couldn't have come at a better time. The
libertarian worldview that made him and his father -- Rep. Ron
Paul, R-Texas -- populist heroes was on full display in his
brief remarks before he introduced Romney and Ryan. Paul told
the crowd he was "mortified" by the fact that people in foreign
countries are on television burning the American flag and yet
still receive foreign aid.
YouTube: Proof that Romney actually said that
Romney on airplane windows.
QE4? The Big Wall Street Banks Are Already Complaining That QE3
Is Not Enough
Economic Collapse - QE3 has barely even started and some folks
on Wall Street are already clamoring for QE4. In fact, as you
will read below, one equity strategist at Morgan Stanley says
that he would not be "surprised" if the Federal Reserve
announced another new round of money printing by the end of the
year. But this is what tends to happen when a financial system
starts becoming addicted to easy money. There is always a deep
hunger for another "hit" of "currency meth".
The Fed’s US Land-Grab Hidden Within Purchase of Mortgage-Backed
Susanne Posel - Essentially, as the Fed buys the mortgage-backed
securities, the central bankers now own all those properties
which were bundled and securitized. The experts are still coming
to terms with how many homes, small business, small farms and
other lands were mixed-up into this Ponzi scheme. The actual
total numbers of victimized Americans are continuing to rise and
are currently unknown. However, it is clear that as this monster
grows, it will be the Federal Reserve at the helm, making sure
that more Americans are displaced and foreclosed on.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/24/12: Interest Rates
Interest Rates Are Prices by Ron Paul - One of the most enduring
myths in the United States is that this country has a free
market, when in reality, the market is merely the structural
shell of formerly free institutions. Government pulls the
strings behind the scenes. No better illustration of this can be
found than in the Federal Reserve's manipulation of interest
YouTube: What if money was no object?
Ask yourself. What would you do with your life if money was no
object? An amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
YouTube: Leaked NYPD Footage Shows Brutal Crackdown on
Liberty Lockdown: Raid on Zuccotti.
VIDEO: Officials: Salt dome cavern failed, disagree with seismic
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) - Assumption Parish officials said the
Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Texas Brine Cavern
No. 3 at the abandoned salt dome has failed. They said the
company's statement about, "some type of dense material has
fallen to the bottom of the cavern," confirms the failure, which
is what officials said they suspected had happened. The parish
disagrees with Texas Brine's preliminary conclusion the well was
damaged by "regional-scale seismic activity" (earthquakes).
YouTube: Bayou Corne, LA -- White House Petition for Federal
Published on Sep 24, 2012 by dutchsinse - This petition is
intended to bring NATIONAL FEDERAL resources to aid the people
of Louisiana, State / Local Governments, emergency managers, and
National Guard during the ongoing (and currently escalating)
sinkhole - salt dome situation in Bayou Corne, LA.
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Five best healthy foods for lowering your stress levels fast
(NaturalNews) Most of us would agree that life is a busy
endeavor, which can lead to lots of stress. And the busier we
get, the more stress we have to deal with. Fortunately, there is
a medicine-free way in which you can reduce a significant
portion of that stress, all from the comfort of your own kitchen
and dining room. Here are six excellent, healthy foods that can
help you lower your stress levels naturally.
Antibiotics infused into processed meats promotes growth of
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in
Denmark have published the result of a study in mBio, the
journal of the American Society for Microbiology that explains
how antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are
potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to
acidify the sausage and make it safe for consumption. Processed
meat manufacturers commonly infuse meats such as sausage with
lactic-acid producing bacteria to control fermentation and
increase acid content of the meat. In an effort to control
bacteria that may have existed in the original raw meat,
manufacturers also kill any beneficial bacteria, allowing
pathogenic bacteria strains to proliferate.
Grind your own flour
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) What if you could make a lifestyle
change that saves money, replaces a source of nutrient-deprived,
empty calories with a time-tested source of vitamins and
minerals, and inexpensively adds a major food group to your
preps, all at the same time? What if this lifestyle change was
easier than you think?
The top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto's
(NaturalNews) NaturalNews) By now, nearly everyone interested in
healthy living is aware of the recent research linking
Monsanto's GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increase risk of
premature death in both men and women. News of the research is
spreading like wildfire across the 'net, and support for
Proposition 37 -- which seeks to label GMOs in foods -- is
growing by the day. But the media has not yet reported on the
everyday foods being sold in grocery stores right now and made
with Monsanto's genetically modified corn (GM corn).
Serious Risks from PVC Flooring Revealed
Dr. Mercola - If your home contains soft, flexible plastic
flooring, such as vinyl or those padded play-mat floors for kids
(often used in day cares and kindergartens, too), there’s a good
chance it is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). One of the main
problems with PVC is that it contains phthalates, or
"plasticizers," which are a group of industrial chemicals used
to make plastics like PVC more flexible and resilient. They're
also one of the most pervasive endocrine disrupters so far
discovered. A new study conducted by Swedish researchers found
levels of certain phthalates were higher in the urine of babies
that had PVC flooring on their bedroom floor.
FDA System Approves Human Testing for Nonexistent Product and
Gaia Health - A sting nailed a company that Health and Human
Services had authorized to oversee human drug trials. The
absurdities in the application are belly laugh funny, but in
their rush to keep the money coming, they never noticed.
Anti-Diabetic Effects Found in Citrus Foods and Juices
Green Med Info - Researchers from China's State Agriculture
Ministry and Zhejiang University have determined that two
ingredients commonly found in many citrus fruits, naringin and
neohesperidin, will effectively reduce blood sugar.
The study tested the two citrus constituents using human liver
cells. The scientists found that the two natural compounds
increase the uptake of glucose among the cells.
'Gender bending' chemicals from household goods like plastic
packaging and make-up 'raise risk of miscarriages and Down's
Daily Mail - U.S. researchers claim even low-level exposure
through households goods while pregnant can interfere with the
formation of eggs in the developing foetus. It raises the
possibility these hormones, widely used in plastic bottles,
make-up and packaging, could be causing damage to future
Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe's
foodsafetynews.com Sep 24, 2012 - Now includes peanut and almond
butters sold nationwide. The New Mexico company whose peanut
butter has been linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak
issued a massive recall of products Monday. Sunland Inc. of
Portales, NM is recalling all of its almond butter and peanut
butter products manufactured since May of 2012 because they may
be contaminated with Salmonella Bredeney, a rare strain of
Salmonella that has caused at least 29 illnesses in 18 states
since June 11.
Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling
Convenient Long Distance Driving
Market Wire - The electricity used by the Supercharger comes
from a solar carport system provided by SolarCity, which results
in almost zero marginal energy cost after installation.
Combining these two factors, Tesla is able to provide Model S
owners free long distance travel indefinitely.
YouTube: Ain't no party like a cryptoparty: privacy goes viral
RT - Across the world, from Boston to Calgary, Oakland to Cairo,
people are getting together and learning the basics of digital
encryption. During a time when personal privacy is threatened by
cybersecurity bills and executives measures all in the name of
the war on terror, the government and even private third-parties
can easily pry at your online history. At homegrown
cryptoparties, though, people can come together and share the
tools that are necessary and the know-how that is needed to
protect one's own privacy online.
Researchers Manipulate Neurons in Worms' Brains and Take Control
of Their Behavior
Activist Post - A team of Harvard scientists have discovered how
to manipulate neurons in the brains of worms in order to take
control of their behavior. This literal mind control is achieved
through the use of precisely targeted lasers. So far researchers
have been able to take over an animal's brain, instruct it to
turn in any direction they choose, and even to implant false
sensory information, fooling the animal into thinking food was
nearby. When news of this reaches the mainstream media there is
no doubt that they will say that there is no intention in using
this on more complex life forms, however the researchers
themselves are already discussing just that.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Five ways small-scale organic farming can save agriculture from
America's 'greed for profit' system
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) All around the world, the push to
globalize the food supply by consolidating food production into
large-scale, corporatized agricultural systems controlled by a
select few is causing massive environmental destruction and
immense poverty. And the only way to truly turn things around is
to return to small-scale, independent, organic farming models in
which people, not corporations, control the food supply, and
grow quality food for their families and communities without
Here's what PFI thinks about Jerky Treats
Susan Thixton - From the trade publication Food Chemical News,
Nancy Cook of the Pet Food Institute thinks "the 2,200
complaints of pet illnesses has to be viewed in context of the
79 million dogs in the United States that are fed two meals a
day." In other words, Ms. Cook of PFI thinks we need to focus on
the numbers; not the dead pets. I wonder if Ms. Cook would dare
say that to a pet owner whose dog died after eating the jerky
Veterinary School opens animal obesity clinic
tuftsdaily.com - The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
early this month opened the country’s first animal obesity
clinic at its Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals
in North Grafton, Mass. Featuring three American College of
Veterinary Nutrition board-certified nutritionists, the Tufts
Obesity Clinic for Animals aims to help pet owners create weight
loss plans and balance nutrition for their cats and dogs.
How to Dance in the Rain
perrydisehill.com - When things in your life seem almost too
much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember
the mayonnaise jar and a large cup of coffee.
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective
nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a ...
in History - Tuesday - September 25, 2012
1775 - Ethan Allen was captured by the British during the American
Revolutionary War. He was leading the attack on Montreal.
1789 - The first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the
Constitution. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.
1847 - During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by General
Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey Mexico.
1890 - The Sequoia National Park was established as a U.S. National Park
in Central California.
1890 - Mormon President Wilford Woodruff issued a Manifesto in which the
practice of polygamy was renounced.
1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo,
CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.
1956 - A transatlantic telephone-cable system began operation between
Newfoundland and Scotland.
1957 - 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students were
escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock, AR. The
children had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly
1973 - The three crewmen of Skylab II landed in the Pacific Ocean after
being on the U.S. space laboratory for 59 days.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been
nominated the previous July by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1983 - A Soviet military officer, Stanislav Petrov, averted a potential
worldwide nuclear war. He declared a false alarm after a U.S. attack was
detected by a Soviet early warning system. It was later discovered the
alarms had been set off when the satellite warning system mistakenly
interpreted sunlight reflections off clouds as the presence of enemy
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to impose an air embargo against
Iraq. Cuba was the only dissenting vote.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council unanimously ordered a worldwide arms
embargo against Yugoslavia and all of its warring factions.
1992 - In Orlando, FL, a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory
Kingsley. He had sought a divorce from his biological parents.
1992 - The Mars Observer blasted off on a mission that cost $980
million. The probe has not been heard from since it reached Mars in
August of 1993.
1995 - Ross Perot announced that he would form the Independence Party.
2002 - U.S. forces landed in Ivory Coast to aid in the rescue foreigners
trapped in a school by fighting between government troops and rebel
troops. Rebels had attempted to take over the government on September
Iran threatens to attack US bases if war erupts
RT - Iranian officials say they aren't scared of Israel’s threats of a
military assault aimed at their rumored nuclear warhead program, but a
senior officer in Iran's Revolutionary Guard says such a strike would
warrant retaliation against US bases. Should Israel make good with its
warning of using military force to take down an Iranian nuke procurement
plan, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says that
the response will be costly for the United States military, even if
America does not endorse a unilateral strike on Iran.
Netanyahu Says Iran Close to Nuclear Weapon - Breaking News 20 Years Ago
Veterans Today - This deadly hoax has been repeated so often and so loud
that many Americans have been fooled into believing that it is true. All
of the world’s major intelligence agencies have unanimously stated that
Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and their research is
strictly In the area of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In fact
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has given a fatwa against nuclear weapons. For
those unfamiliar with the power structure in Iran, he is the real power
broker. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is mostly there for show.
His power is quite limited.
VIDEO: Explosions rock Damascus, injuries reported
RT - Multiple explosions rocked Damascus on Tuesday, injuring several
civilians according to conflicting reports. Al-Arabiya reported that a
huge blast hit the Palestine Branch of Syrian Intelligence earlier
Tuesday, claiming that several people, including high-ranking officers,
were killed. The Damascus Revolutionary Council and the Prophet’s
Grandchildren Brigades both claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Dangerous Banned Vaccine Repackaged and Given New Name
vactruth.com - Obviously not learning from the error of their ways, the
UK government has once again potentially put thousands of lives at risk
by re-introducing a banned, this time unlicensed vaccine onto the UK
market. In June 2012, the single mumps vaccine Medi-Mumps cultured on
dog kidney cells was advertised for use at a number of private clinics
as an alternative option to the MMR. It has since been discovered
however, that Medi-Mumps is in fact the banned, unlicensed vaccine
Pavivac. To cover this up, just like the MMR vaccine Pluserix, the
vaccine was repackaged and given a new name.
Obama promises to block Netanyahu's 'noise'
RT - US President Barack Obama said during a televised interview that
aired this weekend that he will block out “any noise” from Israel Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging America to intervene in an Iranian
nuclear program. Speaking to 60 Minutes, President Obama acknowledged
that the United States does indeed maintain friendly relations with
Israel, but suggested that he would not necessarily intervene in that
country’s issues if it wasn’t the best course of action for the American
people. The interview was conducted by Steve Kroft and carried by CBS
Loose Nuke Smugglers Caught With Uranium
ABC News - Seven individuals were reportedly arrested for allegedly
trafficking uranium and weapons in a breakaway region of Moldova. The
unnamed group had been detained last week in the separatist enclave of
Transnistria, according to Moldova’s interior ministry, Reuters
reported. The group had allegedly been involved in shipments of hand
grenades, Kalashnikov assault rifles, rocket propelled grenade
launchers, and even containers of uranium-235, which could be used to
produce a nuclear bomb. The ministry provided no further details about
the uranium shipment or its origin, according to Reuters.
Facebook Drops Face Recognition in Europe Amid Privacy Concerns
Epoch Times - Under fire from regulators, Facebook agreed to switch off
its face recognition feature for its users in the European Union, the
Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced in a press release Friday.
“This feature has already been turned off for new users in the EU and
templates for existing users will be deleted by 15 October,”
Commissioner Billy Hawkes said in the release.
Health Canada to review GM corn study, promises action
Postmedia News - "Should our review of this new study demonstrate a
risk, Health Canada will take appropriate actions to protect the health
and safety of Canadians," the department added.... Regulatory
authorities around the world, including Health Canada, require mandatory
chronic animal feeding studies involving rats before approving GM corn
and other GM foods, but none require full lifespan tests. Instead, the
tests usually consist of 90-day rat feeding trials conducted by the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Study: Only 2% of drone deaths militants
Press TV - The CIA's program of "targeted" drone killings in
Pakistan's tribal heartlands is politically counterproductive,
kills large numbers of civilians and undermines respect for
international law, according to a report by U.S. academics. The
study by Stanford and New York Universities' law schools, based
on interviews with victims, witnesses and experts, blames the
U.S. president, Barack Obama, for the escalation of "signature
strikes" where groups are selected merely through remote
"pattern of life" analysis.
Zombie attack' preparedness military training now being offered
in counter-terrorism program
(NaturalNews) Blasting hordes of attacking zombies to bits is
the stuff of fantasy movies and video games, right Apparently
not, according to recent reports which say that a
California-based security firm called the HALO Corp. will
incorporate training on how to fight the undead during a
counter-terrorism summit Oct. 29-Nov.2 that is expected to draw
1,000 participants from the military and law enforcement
agencies, as well as medical personnel and government workers,
NBC News reported.
YouTube: How the Few Control the Many
Monkey Experiment Most unusual results.
Unproductive Congress skips town until November
TBO.org - The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory
has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case
for voters to re-elect them. The Senate closed the Capitol not
long after sending President Barak Obama a spending bill that
will make sure the government won't shut down Oct. 1, the start
of the new budget year. The measure passed early Saturday by a
62-30 vote. Left behind for a postelection session is a pile of
unfinished business on the budget and taxes, farm policy and
legislation to save the Postal Service from insolvency.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano on the First Amendment, Censorship and
Fox News September 23, 2012.
US Marines Recommended for Trial for Urination Video
BBC - Two US Marines have been referred for trial by courts
martial for a video of troops urinating on Taliban corpses in
Afghanistan, the US military says. Staff sergeants Joseph
Chamblin and Edward Deptola are also charged with failure to
report or stop misconduct by junior Marines, including random
firing of weapons. Three other Marines were disciplined in
August for their role in the clip.
PHOTO: Robot tuna joins Homeland Security arsenal
TechNews Daily - Speedy tuna capable of swimming tirelessly in
the Earth’s oceans have inspired the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security to fund a lookalike robot for underwater patrols. The
“BIOSwimmer” robot features faithfully replicated fins and a
flexible tail to pull off quick maneuvers like the real-life
fish. Homeland Security made the choice to fund the robot made
by the Boston Engineering Corporation in Waltham, Mass., with an
eye toward missions such as exploring the flooded areas of
ships, inspecting oil tankers or patrolling U.S. harbors to
watch out for suspicious activity.
Court Rules Motorists Can Be Detained For Paying By Cash at Toll
Paul Joseph Watson - The Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals
has ruled that private contractors operating toll roads on
behalf of the state have the power to detain and store records
on motorists who pay by cash at toll booths – another example of
how using cash is increasingly being treated as a suspicious
activity. Having been held hostage by the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) and the private contractor in charge of
the state’s toll road, Faneuil, Inc. at a toll booth last year
for paying cash and refusing to have a report filled out on them
and their vehicle, Joel, Deborah and Robert Chandler filed suit.
More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes
Daily Mail - Suicide is the cause of more deaths than car
crashes, according to an alarming new study. The number of
people who commit suicide in the U.S. has drastically increased
while deaths from car accidents have dropped, making suicide the
leading cause of injury death. Suicides via falls or poisoning
have risen significantly and experts fear that there could be
many more unaccounted for, particularly in cases of overdose.
Have US officials agreed to 'clean routes' for Mexican drugs
(NaturalNews) In Chicago, Mexican Sinaloa drug-cartel member,
Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, sits in prison. He's waiting for
his October trial to begin, after three years of delays. DEA
agents arrested him in Mexico City in 2009, on drug-trafficking
charges. Why all the postponements? US national security issues
Spokane officers cleared in every case of excessive force since
Spokesman-Review - Internal affairs investigators for the
Spokane Police Department have sided with officers accused of
brutality and excessive force in every single complaint filed by
citizens over the past five years, a statistic that troubles
several community leaders, including the city’s new top cop.
Romney mocked for comment about jet windows
LA Times - During a Saturday fundraiser in Beverly Hills,
Calif., which took in $6 million, Mitt Romney expressed his
concerns over Ann Romney’s emergency landing on Friday. The
candidate cast doubt on the mechanical design of airplane
windows, in a general sense. “When you have a fire in an
aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you
can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the
aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they
don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous....”
Breitbart Writer Begs Libertarians To Vote Romney — Sorry, It
Ain’t Going To Work
mediaite.com - In a two-part column over at Breitbart’s Big
Government, Kurt Schlichter practically begs libertarians to
“support our Constitution” and vote for Mitt Romney this
November in order to avoid not only the “destruction of this
country” by way of a second Obama term, but also to avoid the
destruction of libertarianism by way of the Libertarian Party
becoming a pariah. The begging will not work, especially when it
comes with the usual platitudinous overtures to America and the
Constitution being at stake; and the suggestion that not
supporting Romney is to selfishly disregard of the Constitution
in the name of ideology. No matter how you dice the logic, a
committed Republican accusing libertarians of not supporting the
Constitution is nothing short of laughable.
VIDEO: Romney: "I used to think that becoming rich and becoming
famous would make me happy. Boy was I right."
Daily Paul - Mitt Romney is probably making a joke here, but
even then, it's in pretty poor taste, especially given his
reputation as Mr. Moneybags. Anyways, here's the clip from 2005.
House Bill (HR 5912) Passed: To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds
For Political Parties
Daily Paul - On C-SPAN today (9-19-12) a member of Congress
proposed a bill (HR 5912) which would do away with federal tax
dollars funding political conventions. Presently the RNC and DNC
get what are called "federal matching funds" of around 50
MILLIION dollars each to fund their fancy conventions (where
they can cheat). But they shouldn't get a penny as they are
PRIVATE organizations. And I'll bet the Libertarians or any
other 3rd party doesn't get funding like this with our tax
money. It's only the 2 major parties with the control over
New York State accused of $15bln fraud involving people with
RT - The State of New York has been accused of overbilling
Medicaid by billions of dollars by inflating reimbursement
payments to its institutions for the mentally disabled. Since
1990 New York has overcharged taxpayers by $15 billion, writes
the Wall Street Journal citing a report by the Republican-led
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are
Discovered In Manhattan
Zero Hedge - This morning, the NYPost reports that as had been
expected, in the aftermath of the realization that the sanctity
of the gold inventory on 47th Street just off Fifth Avenue has
been polluted, and dealers promptly check the purity of their
gold, at least ten more fake 10-ounce “gold bars” filled with
Tungsten have been discovered. The Post has learned as many as
10 fake gold bars — made up mostly of relatively worthless
tungsten — were sold recently to unsuspecting dealers in
Manhattan’s Midtown Diamond District.
Americans Are Literally Being Worked To Death
The Economic Collapse - Are you constantly tired and do you feel
incredibly stressed almost all the time? Well, that means that
there is a really good chance that you are a typical American
worker. Even though our incomes are going down, Americans are
spending more time at work than ever before. In fact, U.S.
workers spend more time at work than anyone else in the world.
But it was not always this way. Back in 1970, the average work
week for an American worker was about 35 hours. Today, it is up
to 46 hours.
Solyndra 2.0? Obama administration to give millions to solar
RT - SoloPower, a small solar power start-up company, is
eligible for a $197 million federal loan guarantee awarded under
the same government program that gave $535 million to the failed
panel maker Solyndra. While SoloPower has a business strategy
that the government hopes would make it a success, it has much
in common with Solyndra, which declared bankruptcy after taking
in about half a billion taxpayer dollars in loans.
Proof Smart Meters Are Being Used to Spy On Us
Intel Hub - This unethical breach of privacy was discovered on
the website of one of Australia’s largest electricity retailer,
Origin Energy. Electricity customers, who sign up for an online
service that provides the account holder with detailed
information about their electricity usage, are unwillingly
agreeing to share their private information with third parties.
A 496 word Privacy/Consent policy form explicitly states that
customers who wish to sign up for the service that provides them
with information about their electricity usage, must agree that
the following organisations have access to their private data...
House approves ‘Stop the War on Coal’ bill in last act before
The Hill - The legislation is a combination of five bills that
would overturn or prevent an array of regulations that
Republicans say would harm the coal industry and the economy.
Among other things, it would block the Environmental Protection
Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power
plants and other sources, and prevent rules on the storage and
disposal of coal ash and limit Clean Water Act rules. Related
video: Obama on building coal plants...
Senate votes to shield U.S. airlines from EU’s carbon scheme
Reuters - The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that
would shield U.S. airlines from paying for their carbon
emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to
back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers.
The European Commission has been enforcing its law since January
to make all airlines take part in its Emissions Trading Scheme
to combat global warming, prompting threats of a trade fight.
Eight-year-old girl battles ovarian cancer before ever hitting
puberty: Are vaccines, hormones, and GMOs to blame?
(NaturalNews) Ovarian cancer never used to be much of a threat
to young girls, especially girls who have not yet hit puberty
and whose ovaries are still developing. But today, an increasing
number of adolescent girls, including eight-year-old Natalie
Cosman of Manchester, Connecticut, face what doctors are now
calling ovarian germ cell tumors, or tumors that spawn
unexpectedly inside young girls' reproductive egg cells.
BPA causes obesity in children, new study shows
NaturalNews) Are the chemicals commonly found in thermal receipt
paper, aluminum cans, and plastic containers causing your
children to become overweight or obese? New research published
in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) seems
to suggest this may be the case, having found that children with
the highest levels of the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in
their blood are also the largest among their peers.
Harvard now ridiculously insists that fluoride only lowers IQ
levels outside the United States
(NaturalNews) A recent pro-fluoride article published by the
industry-backed Wichita Eagle petitions Wichitans, who will soon
vote on whether or not to fluoridate their local water supply,
not to oppose the city's upcoming fluoride measure based on the
Harvard study because the study's findings allegedly only apply
to Chinese children. The piece encourages Wichitans to
essentially ignore this and other science showing the dangers of
fluoride, or at least pretend as though none of it applies to
Receivers of flu vaccine more likely to catch H1N1 virus, new
(NaturalNews) New information has emerged concerning the Great
Swine Flu Hoax of 2009 and the mass vaccination hysteria that
accompanied it. As it turns out, the seasonal influenza vaccine
that was pushed on everyone as an added preventive measure
against H1N1 appears to have been responsible for actually
inducing more cases of H1N1 infection, this according to
shocking new data procured by an influenza expert at Canada's
B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
This Vitamin is a Natural Solution for Hospital-Bourne Superbug
Natural Society - The National Institutes of Health revealed
they had been battling an antibiotic-resistant “superbug”
infection at their hospital in Bathesda, Maryland since last
year. Hospitals seem to be doing everything to fight it, all to
no avail. But research shows something as simple as vitamin B3
could be the answer.... The work, which was published in the
Journal of Clinical Investigation, says that B3 is capable of
increasing immune function by 1,000. This means it helps the
body fight the infection naturally.
Painkillers cause severe headaches
(NaturalNews) According to doctors, up to one million people in
the UK have "completely preventable" headaches that can be quite
severe and are caused by taking too many painkillers. Doctors
have said some patients have become trapped in a "vicious cycle"
of taking such medications, which in turn has led to even more
headaches, the BBC reported. The information and warning come as
part of the first guidelines for treating headaches put out by
the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The
guidelines also recommended using acupuncture to treat headaches
in some circumstances.
NYC schools give out morning-after pills to students — without
NY Post - The Department of Education is giving morning-after
pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 high
schools, The Post has learned. School nurse offices stocked with
the contraceptives can dispense “Plan B” emergency contraception
and other oral or injectable birth control to girls without
telling their parents — unless parents opt out after getting a
school informational letter about the new program. CATCH —
Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health — is part of a
citywide attack against the epidemic of teen pregnancy, which
spurs many girls — most of them poor — to drop out of school.
Monsanto Launches Damage Control Over GMO/Cancer Study
Paul Joseph Watson - Biotech giant Monsanto has launched a
desperate damage control effort in the aftermath of a French
study which found that rats fed on Monsanto’s
genetically-engineered corn were far more likely to suffer
tumors, organ failure and premature death. Aside from the
details of the study, a wider question remains. If Monsanto and
other GMO giants are so confident in the safety of their
products and have no qualms about them being in the food supply,
why have they spent a combined total of over $19 million dollars
in an attempt to prevent Americans from knowing that their food
is genetically modified?
Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and
(NaturalNews) According to a new report from Brandeis
University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain
relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone),
Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for
more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine
Pharmacies Profit from Dangerous Flu Shot, Disrupt Medical
Natural Society - In 2011, Walgreen Co. brought 5.5 million
people through their doors for influenza vaccinations—and was
sure to give them coupons on the way out. Unfortunately, this
seemingly benign marketing campaign could have bigger, more
troublesome side effects. In addition to the ineffectiveness and
even danger of many vaccines, receiving them at a pharmacy as
opposed to a physician’s office disrupts medical record
continuity. “From a quality standpoint, this cuts down on the
continuity of care,” says Dr. Joel Shalowitz, medical group
president. “There becomes no way of knowing when someone is due
for a vaccination that they may need.”
Are prisoners better fed than our children?
Daily Mail - This infographic was posted on the site, comparing
the average daily offerings of jailhouses and elementary
schools. Both meals contain roughly the same number of calories
(around 1,400) but what's shocking is that prisoners are allowed
a greater serving of fruit and vegetables than growing children.
Study Reveals That 1 in 10 Teens Suffers from Liver Disease
Green Med Info - A shocking report shows that one in ten
American teens are now suffering from liver disease—a direct
result of the distortion and pollution of our food system that
allows fructose to be treated as if it's perfectly safe.... The
fact is that it's becoming more and more difficult to obtain a
healthy diet. Our society is now designed around the dictates of
Agribusiness. Go into any supermarket and you will see aisle
after aisle of prepared foods. If you read package ingredients,
it's horrifying to see that most of it contains massive amounts
of sugar, fructose, and artificial sweeteners—not to mention all
the other toxic ingredients.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Bob Tuskin: Get Those Gardens Ready
Intel Hub - Spread the Word! [The Soil Cube is available at the
Plant Garlic in the Fall for a Larger, Healthier Crop
Mother Earth News - If you’ve tried growing garlic and your
bulbs turned out small, it might be because you planted it in
spring. If you want full-sized bulbs bursting with great garlic
flavor, plant your garlic in the fall and harvest it the next
Best Pumpkin Varieties for Cooking
Mother Earth News - However you cook them, savory pumpkins and
squash offer loads of color, flavor and nutrition. We'll tell
you which pumpkin and squash varieties have excellent cooking
Ask Congress to limit Arsenic Levels in Pet Food Too!
Susan Thixton - Consumer Reports recently reported on their
analysis of numerous human foods with levels well beyond the EPA
(Environmental Protection Agency) established risk level.
Representatives of Congress have introduced a bill that will
limit the arsenic levels in human food, but there is no mention
regarding pet foods. Swift petsumer response is needed to make
certain pet food is not forgotten.
Pet Food Consumer Right to Know GMO
Susan Thixton - New research - a two year study - has linked
both an herbicide and genetically modified corn to "organ
damage, tumors and early death among rats." California will be
voting in November to require genetically engineered food
labeling - which WILL include pet food labels. Here's the new
research - more reasons for transparency in pet food.
in History - Monday - September 24, 2012
1789 - The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act
provided for an Attorney General and a lower federal courts.
1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on
Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold
market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.
1929 - The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt.
James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell
1955 - U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on
vacation in Denver, CO.
1957 - U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR,
to enforce school integration.
1960 - The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS
Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.
1963 - The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty that limited nuclear testing.
The treaty was between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union.
1968 - "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.
1995 - Three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended
with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.
1996 - The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the
world's other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
1998 - The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in
new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected
terrorists and terrorist groups.
UK, EU allies urge more Iran sanctions
Press TV - British Foreign Secretary William Hague and his French and
German counterparts have officially written to the European Union
foreign policy chief calling for tougher sanctions against Iran. The
three sent the letter to Catherine Ashton last week demanding more
anti-Iranian measures over the country’s civilian nuclear activities,
AFP quoted a diplomatic source as saying. The details of the measures
are not yet published but reports said EU foreign ministers will discuss
them in their October 15 meeting in Brussels.
Report: Libya attack a major blow to CIA
Press TV - A U.S. newspaper reports that the recent attack on the U.S.
Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador was a catastrophic
intelligence loss for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The New
York Times called the attack “a major setback” for the CIA because its
agents and contractors were among the Americans evacuated afterward.
“It’s a catastrophic intelligence loss,” said one American official who
has served in Libya and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because
the FBI is still investigating the attack. “We got our eyes poked out.”
Panic cash withdrawals in Spain drain banks; Greece-style economic
implosion now imminent
(NaturalNews) Spain appears poised to become the next Greece in the
ongoing European Union (EU) implosion, as Spaniards are withdrawing
record amounts of funds from Spanish banks to avoid a potential
insolvency situation. According to the New York Times (NYT), the
equivalent of $94 billion was withdrawn from Spanish banks in July, an
amount that equals seven percent of the country's overall economic
German business confidence falls
Press TV - Germany’s business confidence has fallen to the lowest level
since February 2010, amid the worsening financial crisis in the eurozone.
The Munich-based Ifo economic institute reported on Monday that its
business climate index for Germany fell to 101.4 in September from 102.3
in August, that is the lowest rate for a fifth consecutive month.
YouTube: As Italy Sentences 23 CIA Agents in Rendition Case, Obama
Refuses To Prosecute Over Torture
DemocracyNow.org. - Italy's High Court has upheld the sentences of 23
CIA operatives convicted of kidnapping a Muslim cleric under the U.S.
program of "extraordinary rendition." The cleric, Abu Omar, was seized
from the streets of Milan in 2003 and taken to U.S. bases in Italy and
Germany before being sent to Egypt, where he was tortured during a
four-year imprisonment. The Americans were all convicted in absentia
after the United States refused to hand them over. The ruling marks the
final appeal in the first trial anywhere in the world involving the
CIA's practice of rendering terror suspects to countries that allow
SARS II? Public health officials on alert after new virus detected
RT - World Health Organization (WHO) officials are on alert after two
confirmed cases and one suspected case of a new virus from the same
family as SARS appeared in Saudi Arabia last week. Doctors are watching
for any sign the disease may spread. The cases involve a coronavirus
(named for the corona, or halo, visible around the virus under a
microscope) that causes severe pneumonia and kidney failure in patients.
One of the confirmed cases is a 49 year-old man in intensive care in a
London hospital after being evacuated by air-ambulance to Britain from
Qatar on September 11. The other two confirmed cases have already died.
UK hospitals on the verge of collapse as socialized medicine fails
(NaturalNews) If you want to get a good look at the future of healthcare
in America, compliments of the "Affordable Care Act," the monstrosity
reform law known not-so-affectionately known as Obamacare, look across
the Atlantic to Great Britain. Because of that law, our system is set to
become nearly as socialized a system of medicine as is the system in
England, where top doctors are now predicting that a number of hospitals
there are "on the brink of crisis," the BBC is reporting.
UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps
Blacklisted News Sept 20, 2012 - According to the UN’s press release,
Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations
conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in
small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that
highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to
preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.....
[Interesting note] Representatives of Israel and the United States said
they wished to disassociate themselves from preambular paragraph 11 of
the Programme of Action, relating to the right to self-determination of
people under foreign occupation.
Iran may launch pre-emptive strike on Israel, conflict could grow into
WWIII - senior commander
RT - An Iranian military official has warned that military conflict
between Iran and Israel could “turn into World War III.” He added that
if Israel “is putting the final touches on attacking Iran,” a preemptive
strike against Tel Aviv would ensue. Israel “cannot imagine” the force
of Iran’s response if Tel Aviv attacks it, Brigadier General Amir Ali
Hajizadeh told Iran’s Arabic-language television network. “It will
sustain heavy damage and that will be a prelude to its obliteration,” he
said. Hajizadeh added that Iran does not see this happening at the
moment because he does not believe that Israel will conduct an attack
without its strongest ally – the United States.
Mystery surrounds attack on Benghazi’s US consulate
france24.com - Amid contradictory accounts of whether the deadly attack
on the US consulate in Benghazi was spontaneous or premeditated,
alarming new details have emerged on the September 11 assault, which
killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. According
to senior Libyan officials, as well as militia sources and witnesses on
the ground, last week’s seemingly carefully planned assault occurred in
two stages at two different sites in the eastern Libyan port city.
Private city in Honduras will have minimal taxes, government
Fox News - Small government and free-market capitalism are about to get
put to the test in Honduras, where the government has agreed to let an
investment group build an experimental city with no taxes on income,
capital gains or sales. Proponents say the tiny, as-yet unnamed town
will become a Central American beacon of job creation and investment, by
combining secure property rights with minimal government interference.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Rand Paul Speech on Ending Foreign Aid
Daily Paul - Could this be Rand Paul's defining moment? Whatever
your previous thoughts on Rand were, you need to watch this
speech. ...opening line as a preview to the rest of the speech:
"I'm going to tell you the story today of a love affair. It's a
story that's... a steamy one, a story of illicit behavior. Of
treachery and of gluttony. It's a story that involves intrigue
and deception. It's a story of unintended consequences, and it's
a story of anger and violence... It is the story of American
Rand Paul stands alone against Senate's 'preemptive war'
resolution for Iran
RT - The US Senate voted 90-1 early Saturday on a non-binding
resolution to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons....
The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to
stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure.
Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy
that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable
Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear
'Long overdue': 55 names of unfairly imprisoned US Guantanamo
RT - It has been three years since the US government approved a
list of Guantanamo Bay detainees for release. On Friday, the
names of those 55 inmates who had been authorized for transfer
were made public.... There are now 167 detainees being held
overall, and the 55-name list only includes those of detainees
approved for transfer.... Each captive held at the facility
costs taxpayers approximately $800,000 per annum – more than 30
times the cost of keeping a captive on US soil, according to the
Miami Herald 2011 report.
Ex-Blackwater to teach US spies survival skills
RT - The Pentagon has awarded Academi, the security company
previously known as Blackwater, part of a $20 billion five year
contract to train military intelligence agents. It comes despite
the firm earlier being fined by a US court for illegal arms
VIDEO: Genetically Modified Soldiers DARPA: The Mutant Wars
ExperimentalVaccines.org - DARPA has recently released some of
the details to the genes they are manipulating and their
expected expression and possible application. Here is a list of
the current experimentations that have been conducted in secrecy
on soldiers in the United States military or at least some of
the recent confession from the military industrial
YouTube: Layman's Guide To Jury Nullification
Liberty Pen - The last stand against tyranny can take place in
the jury box. The legislative branch may pass unconstitutional
laws and the judiciary branch may uphold them. However, the
individual citizen has the last say in the jury box. Learn your
rights as a juror. Most likely, you will not be told about them
in the courtroom.
Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House
ABC News - A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while
his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on
the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty
information from a drug informant contributed to the death of
John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next
door. The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old
Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay.
City has Difficulty Hiring Police Officers Due to Psychological
Intel Hub - In Port Allen Louisiana the police department is
understaffed because the company who provides their insurance is
requiring all new applicants to undergo a psychological
examination in order to determine if they are mentally stable
enough for the job. Instead of taking this as an opportunity to
bring more qualified people into their organization, the police
department is claiming that there is something wrong with the
test and that it must be scrapped for something that will lower
the barrier to entry.
Houston cop shoots, kills wheelchair-bound double amputee
RT - A police officer in Houston has shot and killed a double
amputee in a wheelchair after the man threatened his partner
with what turned out to be a pen. The shooting happened in a
group home, the owner of which called the police saying the man
was causing a disturbance. Another officer opened fire, saying
was forced to take action, "fearing for his partner's safety and
his own safety", after the man refused to calm down and remain
still, police told AP.
Eco-Fascists Push Agenda 21 Mega-Cities to Replace Growing
Cities and Rural Areas
Intel Hub - A new study published claims that as urbanization
continues, there will be a decline of biodiversity and the
man-made impact on global warming will increase.
Globalist-supported scientists are suggesting that humanity
would be better off living in densely populated centers. “We
certainly don’t want them strolling about the entire
countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living
closely [together].” Urban areas are expected to expand by 1.2
million square miles by 2030.
Smiling For Your Drivers License May Confuse Facial Recognition
Intel Hub - It was recently reported by CBS that Motor Vehicle
Administration employees in some states are even being trained
to prevent people from smiling while getting their picture taken
for their license, because that may confuse facial recognition
software. According to spokeswoman Elyse Coffey there are many
different factors that can cause glitches and false
identifications with facial recognition software.
Take the Test to See If You Might Be Considered a “Potential
Terrorist” By Government Officials
Washington's Blog - There have been so many anti-terrorism laws
passed since 9/11 that it is hard to keep up on what kinds of
things might get one on a “list” of suspected bad guys. We’ve
prepared this quick checklist so you can see if you might be
doing something which might get hassled.
VIDEO: Gary Johnson ‘Will Protect Our Gun Rights’
Liberty Crier - Unlike the other two presidential candidates,
Gary Johnson, two-term governor, respects the Second Amendment.
He believes the Second Amendment means what it says: that
Americans have the right to keep and bear arms. Be Libertarian
with Gary Johnson for one election. Together, we’ll protect our
Second Amendment rights, our First Amendment rights, and all the
other rights now being trampled by the people we elected to
defend them. We The People are ready to LIVE FREE.
Three House Republicans Won’t Endorse Romney
The Hill - A handful of Republican lawmakers are declining to
endorse Mitt Romney for president. The main holdouts are Reps.
Ron Paul (Texas), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Justin Amash (Mich.).
Both Jones and Amash endorsed Paul’s 2012 bid for the White
House. All three legislators have clear differences with
Romney’s policy on the war in Afghanistan, wanting troops to
come home now, as opposed to 2014. One other GOP congressman,
Rep. Morgan Griffith (Va.), supports Romney, but has stopped
short of endorsing him.
Birther tries to remove Obama from Kansas voting ballot
RT - [Orly] Taitz, who works as a California dentist and a
lawyer, claims that Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent and
that the president is using a fake Social Security number from
Connecticut. Taitz says that as a result of forging his US
citizenship documents and committing identity theft, he should
not be eligible to run for president again, the Huffington Post
reports. The Kansas state Objections Board ruled on Monday to
drop the lawsuit to consider removing Obama from the ballot, but
Kansas District Court Judge Larry Hendricks scheduled an Oct. 3
court hearing to overturn the board’s decision.
Libertarians File Antitrust Suit Against Democrats, Republicans
& Commission on Presidential Debates
Daily Paul - Sept. 21, 2012, Saint Paul, Minn. — Libertarian
presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign today filed an
anti-trust lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
Central District of California challenging Johnson’s exclusion
from upcoming debates sponsored by the Commission on
Presidential Debates. The Commission announced earlier Friday
that invitations to the debates were being extended only to Mitt
Romney and Barack Obama.
Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored In The Presidential Campaign
ThinkProgress - The media focus on political minutiae in the
presidential campaign can often crowd out the substantive issues
that the winner will have to deal with once taking office. And
while the candidates themselves occasionally talk about these
issues, there’s a number of critical concerns that get no
attention, including some of the worst problems (in terms of the
harm they cause to people’s lives) in the United States and the
YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 9/24/12: How the Federal
Reserve Distorts the Marketplace
Full transcript coming soon!
21 Facts About America's Decaying Infrastructure That Will Blow
Activist Post - While the Obama administration is spending more
than half a million dollars to figure out why chimpanzees throw
poop, our national infrastructure is literally falling apart all
around us. Once upon a time nobody else on the planet could
match our infrastructure, and now we are in the process of
becoming a joke to the rest of the world. The following are 21
facts about America's failing infrastructure that will blow your
Vet Claims He Was Drugged and Kidnapped by Superiors For
Courthouse News - An Iraq war veteran claims in court that his
superiors drugged and kidnapped him to keep him from telling the
press about Abu Ghraib prison abuses - and that Saddam Hussein's
still-missing WMDs were made in the U.S.A. Those are just two of
the disturbing claims Frank Ford makes in a federal complaint,
which mirrors a lawsuit he filed earlier this year in Sacramento
Superior Court. His attorney said the state complaint will be
dismissed soon, in favor of the federal case.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
YouTube: No Charges For Pepper-Spray Cop
RT - A police officer from the University of California at Davis
will not face charges for dousing students and alumni with
pepper spay during a campus protest last November. RT’s Liz Wahl
has the details to the story.
VIDEO: Migrating North Pole Contributing to Severe Weather?
Activist Post - This video does an excellent job of explaining
how this anomaly may fit in to the bigger picture of our
shifting climate vs. the limited human-centric, 200-year-long
version that gets politicized: With the Earth's magnetic North
Pole shifting by 40 miles per year, this event is already
causing airports to adjust their runways. It is bound to change
prevailing winds, ocean currents and many other factors involved
in maintaining a stable and predictable climate.
FDA Looking to Ban B6 Supplements, Give Boost to Big Pharma
Activist Post - Vitamin B6, naturally present in a variety of
foods, is necessary for proper nerve function, protein
synthesis, regulating blood sugar, and producing antibodies and
hemoglobin. In other words, it’s pretty important stuff. But,
while many people get their B6 through supplements, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration is looking to make things a lot
more difficult—by slowly taking all forms of B6 supplements off
the market so Big Pharma can make millions off of prescriptions
Will The GMO-Breast Cancer Link Be Pink-Washed Away?
Activist Post - With Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) less
than two weeks away, the latest bombshell GMO/Roundup study
produced by a French research team, and presently making
international headlines, is well-timed. The researchers found,
in the first long-term GM corn and Roundup feeding study of its
kind, that female rats, exposed to concentrations well below
official safety limits, developed massive, progressive mammary
tumors which either lead to premature death, or required
euthanasia due to their great suffering.
MSM is a breast cancer miracle cure and so much more
(NaturalNews) Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic,
sulfur-containing natural compound without any toxicity that has
now been shown in a recent study to inhibit breast cancer
growth. This includes suppressing the dreaded triple-negative
breast cancer. Scientists demonstrated that MSM substantially
decreased the viability of human breast cancer cells in a
dose-dependent manner. The higher the dose, the higher the
benefits. The study showed reduced expression of breast cancer
in just 30 days.
Scientists call resveratrol a 'miracle molecule'
(NaturalNews) A recent study presented at the National Meeting &
Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has found that
resveratrol, a nutrient compound found in grape skins,
blueberries, and red wine, can improve motor coordination and
help prevent falls among the elderly. And in presenting the
findings, researchers dubbed resveratrol a "miracle molecule,"
presumably because of its many other known health benefits.
VIDEO: GMO Global Alert - The Truth Has Been Revealed
Activist Post - As you will see in the video below, the results
collected during a study that focused on determining the
potential harm done to animals and humans from consuming GMO
corn NK603 are worthy of the outrage and concern we are finally
witnessing on a mass scale. The most telling discovery is that
rats fed GMO had a 600% increase in death over the control
group. Experts across the spectrum have weighed in to discuss
these shocking findings.
The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed;
Monsanto halted from threatening humanity
(NaturalNews) The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any
legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human
consumption. The only people still clinging to the outmoded myth
that "GMOs are safe" are scientific mercenaries with financial
ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry. GMOs are an
anti-human technology. They threaten the continuation of life on
our planet. They are a far worse threat than terrorism, or even
the threat of nuclear war. Related Article:
Renewed boycott - List of Corporations fighting GMO labeling...
Sign the petition to retract the junk science attack on organics
(NaturalNews) The recent attack on organic food by researchers
from Stanford University has sent shock waves of confusion
throughout society, which is why NaturalNews.com has decided to
partner with NaturalSociety.com to officially set the record
straight. The two groups have established a new petition at
Change.org that seeks to have the infamous Stanford study
officially retracted, as it is truly nothing more than a heap of
"junk" science built on lies and fraud.
VIDEO: Religious Exemptions to Vaccines are Life or Death Rights
Activist Post - Over many years, the media and corporations have
mounted a concerted effort to demean religious faith and to
portray certain religious groups as dangerous to modern society.
Darwin and evolution are often the means, pitting "modern
science" against "religious dogma." The problem is that
"science" has become the pawn of the corporations. People are
recognizing that very keenly as they watch the endless lies by
Monsanto about genetically engineered food be exposed.
What are the Top 10 Prescription Drugs? Protest on Prescription
Drug Take-back and Disposal Day
Activist Post - Every year U.S. citizens are prescribed billions
of prescription drugs, some of which are never taken for various
reasons or expire and need to be disposed of properly. Flushing
prescription or OTC drugs down toilets is not a safe disposal
method, as those drugs then contaminate drinking water
VIDEO: Foundational Lifestyle Strategies to Maintain Healthy
Dr. Mercola - As explained by Dr. Rosedale, insulin stores
magnesium, which relaxes your muscles, but if your insulin
receptors are blunted and your cells grow resistant to insulin,
you can't store magnesium. It simply passes out of your body
through urination. If your magnesium level is too low, your
blood vessels will constrict, which will raise your blood
pressure and decrease your energy level. I actually wrote my
first medical review paper on this in 1985.
Vitamin D, calcium found to save lives among elderly
(NaturalNews) To gain the most benefits from vitamin D, it is
important to also supplement with its various synergistic
co-factors, which include magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin A, zinc,
and boron. According to the Vitamin D Council, these co-factors
are absolutely vital for achieving maximum results from vitamin
D, including optimal biosynthesis of this life-giving nutrient.
A daily dose of chocolate is shown to help prevent stroke in men
(NaturalNews) A wealth of scientific evidence continues to
demonstrate the powerful health benefits of consuming a wide
variety of polyphenols from natural foods. In past studies,
resveratrol, curcumin and grape seed extract have been shown to
help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and
dementia as these amazing compounds alter genetic expression to
improve cellular metabolism and improve critical biomarkers.
Island with Healthiest People Over 99 Offers 8 Secrets to a Long
and Happy Life
Activist Post - Tucked away in the Aegean Sea is a small, rocky
island called Ikaria, where residents on average reach the age
of 90. Here are a few island secrets of longevity researchers
have picked up after years of studying the dreamy getaway.
Speak up: US law enforcement to use Russian software to store
millions of voices
RT - ‘Voice Grid Nation’ is a system that uses advanced
algorithms to match identities to voices. Brought to the US by
Russia’s Speech Technology Center, it claims to be capable of
allowing police, federal agencies and other law enforcement
personnel to build up a huge database containing up to several
million voices. When authorities intercept a call they’ve deemed
‘hinky’, the recording is entered into the VoiceGrid program,
which (probably) buzzes and whirrs and spits out a match. In
five seconds, the program can scan through 10,000 voices, and it
only needs 3 seconds for speech analysis.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Minnesota farmer cleared in milk case
Star Tribune - A soft-spoken Minnesota farmer was cleared of
violating state laws for distributing raw milk Thursday, a
verdict advocates for such foods called their first major legal
victory. After a three-day trial and more than four hours of
deliberation, a Hennepin County jury found Alvin Schlangen not
guilty of three misdemeanor counts of selling unpasteurized
milk, operating without a food license and handling adulterated
or misbranded food.
Plastic Coated Pet Food Kibble?
Susan Thixton - Hill's Pet Nutrition has announced they are
reformulating their pet foods, but don't get too hopeful. A
newly approved patent acquired by Hill's might be adding plastic
(low density polyethylene) to pet foods real soon.... This
patent...invention is "a method for increasing the shelf
life...or protects the composition from bacterial growth..."
"For example these include a dry pet food comprising kibbles,
bits, any other discrete materials, solid treat, supplements and
the like, and even "chunks" in a chunk and gravy wet diet
assuming the film can be properly applied to the chunk in the
food processing and remain stable in the liquid environment of
Susan Thixton - Why hasn't AAFCO addressed the toxicity of
menadione? Why is industry still telling pet food consumers
Menadione is safe? One little paragraph from Linus Pauling
Institute at Oregon State University should be read by AAFCO,
FDA and all pet food manufacturers that use this toxic
ingredient.... The Material Safety Data sheet on Menadione-sodium
bisulfite states: "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs,
liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the
substance can produce target organs damage."
Recall Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks
Susan Thixton - Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is
voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY 6 COUNT 5 INCH
AMERICAN BEEF BULLY STICKS product because it may be
contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that
eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella
poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if
they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact
with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Today in History -
Friday - September 21, 2012 - National POW/MIA Recognition
Please take a few minutes out of your day to remember the veterans that
are still prisoners of war or missing in action. We still have one POW
in Afghanistan since 2009. His name is Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, United States
Army (dob 28 March 1986) of Hailey, Idaho. Sergeant Bergdahl was
captured in Afghanistan on 30 June 2009 by a Taliban allied Afghan
insurgent group called the Haqqani Network.
Please remember him, his family and all those who still remain
unaccounted for in your prayers.
1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for
the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America.
1897 - The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
editorial. It was in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia
1931 - Britain went off the gold standard.
1931 - Japanese forces began occupying China's northeast territory of
1949 - Communist leaders proclaimed The People's Republic of China.
1961 - Antonio Abertondo swam the English Channel (in both directions)
in 24 hours and 25 minutes.
1964 - Malta gained independence from Britain.
1966 - The Soviet probe Zond 5 returned to Earth. The spacecraft
completed the first unmanned round-trip flight to the moon.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become 56th
Secretary of State. He was the first naturalized citizen to hold the
office of Secretary of State.
1981 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first
female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1981 - Belize gained full independence from Great Britain.
1982 - Amin Gemayel was elected president of Lebanon. He was the brother
of Bashir Gemayel who was the president-elect when he was assassinated.
1984 - General Motors and the United Auto Workers union reached an
agreement that would end the previous six days of spot strikes.
1985 - North and South Korea opened their borders for their family
1993 - Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin announced that he was ousting
the Communist-dominated Congress. The action was effectively seizing all
1996 - The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit
1996 - John F. Kennedy Jr. married Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony
on Cumberland Island, GA.
Iran Admits It Deceived the West Over Nuclear Program
Times of Israel - Iran deliberately provided false information about its
nuclear program to Western investigators and the International Atomic
Energy Agency, a senior Iranian official has confirmed. In an interview
published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat on Thursday, Iranian Vice
President Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, who is also the head of the Atomic
Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that misleading facts were used
to protect his country’s nuclear program and to disguise some of the
technical advances it has made.
Last of 33000 surge troops leave Afghanistan
Press TV - The last of the 33,000 U.S. soldiers that President Barack
Obama sent to Afghanistan nearly three years ago as part of a military
surge have left the country, U.S. defense officials said. The
withdrawal, which began in July, follows an unprecedented number of NATO
soldiers being shot dead by their Afghan colleagues -- 51 so far this
year -- and comes as anti-Western protests sweep Muslim countries.
VIDEO: Air strike on Syrian gas station kills at least 30
RT - An air strike in the Syrian province of Raqqa hit a gas station,
killing and injuring at least 100 people, according to reports.... This
latest escalation of violence in the 18-month uprising came as the Dutch
Foreign Minister hosted a "Friends of Syria" meeting in The Hague to
refine sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
VIDEO: Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee involved in consulate attack,
intelligence sources say
Daily Mail - A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is
believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi,
Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was
revealed on Wednesday. Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was reportedly once Osama
bin Laden's driver, was let out of the US military detention center in
Cuba in 2007 and turned over to the government of Muammar Gaddafi on the
condition he be kept behind bars.
Israeli strike on Iran may wreck Arab treaties: U.S. officials
Raw Story - Egypt and Jordan could annul their peace treaties with
Israel if it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran, US officials
have warned the Jewish state, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.
Quoting a high-level Israeli official, Yediot Aharonot said Washington
had warned the Jewish state that Arab leaders would not be able to
control an angry public backlash if Israel were to mount an attack on
VIDEO: Pakistani protesters try to siege US embassy, clash with police
RT - Pakistani police have fired teargas and used batons to repel over
1,000 protesters trying to march on the US Embassy in Islamabad.
Official Mohammed Iqbal says the protesters are mainly students.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Cavuto: Foreign Aid Leads to More Trouble
Fox News Sep 20, 2012 - Republican lawmaker wants to end flow of
US dollars overseas.
Senate Committee Hypes Iranian Quds Force Threat to America
Kurt Nimmo - Citing a widely debunked “terror plot” against the
Saudi ambassador to the United States, officials claim Iran’s
“extremist militias and their proxies” pose a “threat beyond the
immediate [Middle East] region,” including the U.S. homeland,
the Washington Times reports.
PRESENTING: The Most Corrupt Members Of Congress
Business Insider - Every year, Citizens for Responsibility and
Ethics in Washington (CREW) releases a list of the most corrupt
members of Congress. The list, which has come under fire from
conservatives for being too left-leaning, is based on a
combination campaign finance violations, flagrant rules
violations, credible allegations of corruption and other
YouTube: The Story of Your Enslavement
We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history
of human enslavement - up to and including your own.
Senate Committee Hypes Iranian Quds Force Threat to America
Kurt Nimmo - Citing a widely debunked “terror plot” against the
Saudi ambassador to the United States, officials claim Iran’s
“extremist militias and their proxies” pose a “threat beyond the
immediate [Middle East] region,” including the U.S. homeland,
the Washington Times reports.
YouTube: AMERICA - WAIT FOR WHAT, WAIT UNTIL WHEN - Israeli
This is the TV commercial featuring Netanyahu now airing in the
US to urge America to go to war with Iran immediately.
Judge Andrew Napolitano resigns from the CATO Board!
lewrockwell.com - Could it be because of the neocon-like
warmongering and Republican establishment politics? Or that all
board members and top execs are personally liable under DC law
if the shenanigans, on which the kibosh has definitely not been
Big Sis: Obama Ready to Sign Surveillance Grid Executive Order
Kurt Nimmo Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano told a Senate
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on
Wednesday that a blatantly unconstitutional Obama administration
executive order is “still being drafted in the inter-agency
process” and “is close to completion depending on a few issues
that need to be resolved at the highest levels.” The latest
Obama EO – he has issued 135 thus far – is a response to the
failure of a cybersecurity bill to pass in the Senate.
DOJ-Funded Training Manual Lists Bumper Stickers as Terrorism
Paul Joseph Watson - A leaked training manual used in the State
and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program for law
enforcement and funded by the Department of Justice lists
political bumper stickers expressing opposition to the United
Nations and support for the bill of rights as indications of
Penn State Taps 9/11 Victim Fund Vet to Settle Sanduksy Claims
NBC Philadelphia - Penn State plans to bring in the man who ran
the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major compensation programs
as it attempts to settle claims by Jerry Sandusky’s child
molestation victims. Plaintiff’s attorney Jeff Anderson says a
lawyer for the university notified him in recent days that it
will be aided by lawyer Ken Feinberg. Feinberg and university
spokesman Dave La Torre are declining to comment.... Feinberg
was also involved in distributing BP oil disaster and Virginia
Tech shooting victims’ funds.
DNA tests confirm Martin didn't grip Zimmerman's gun
RT - Forensic tests found that the only DNA identified on the
handgun that killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February was
that of a Florida neighborhood watch coordinator, 28-year-old
VIDEO: Reality Check: Is What Mitt Romney Said About the 47%
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the hidden video
capturing Mitt Romney saying 47% of Americans don’t pay federal
taxes… is he right?
Pawlenty quits as Romney campaign co-chair
yahoo.com - Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's
presidential campaign on Thursday to become one of Wall Street's
top lobbyists in Washington. Pawlenty, a former governor of
Minnesota, will lead the Financial Services Roundtable. The move
came with Romney's campaign struggling to find its stride with
just seven weeks left before Election Day.
YouTube: Why Don't People Care about Their Freedoms? Interview
with David Seaman
RT - Abby Interviews outspoken journalist, and US Congressional
Candidate, David Seaman, about the slow erosion of civil
liberties in America.
Obama store sells Obamerican flag
American Thinker - I am shocked that the
Obama store would sell a version of the American flag with
the fifty stars replaced by the campaign's iconic [light blue] O
with flowing [orange] stripes across the bottom. But for 35
bucks you can get a "Screen print designed by Ross Bruggink and
Dan Olson of Studio MPLS.
Rand Paul Holds Up Funding Bill Over Aid
WSJ - The U.S. Senate easily overcame an initial procedural
hurdle on a $500 billion bill to fund the federal government for
six months, but the legislation is being held up by a lone
Republican lawmaker who wants a vote on a measure cutting aid to
Pakistan, Egypt and Libya.
Income Inequality Is Worse Now Than It Was During Slavery
Business Insider - Here's a finding that would have made for
great occupy sign last year: American income inequality may be
more severe today than it was way back in 1774 -- even if you
factor in slavery. That stat's not actually as crazy (or
demoralizing) as it sounds, but it might upend some of the old
wisdom about our country's economic heritage. The conclusion
comes to us from an newly updated study by professors Peter
Lindert of the University of California - Davis and Jeffrey
Williamson of Harvard.
BANKERS MANIFESTO 1917/1934
CNNiReport - Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. revealed the
Bankers Manifesto of 1892 to the U.S. Congress somewhere between
1907 and 1917. BANKERS MANIFESTO We (the bankers) must proceed
with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of
people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence
will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the
popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can
declare our designs without fear of any organized resistance.
Fed’s Dual Mandate on the Table in Wake of QE3
Market Watch - Two top Federal Reserve officials who opposed the
latest round of Fed asset purchases have waded into tricky
political waters by suggesting that lawmakers could tie the
Fed’s hands if they wanted to block more asset purchases.
VIDEO: Massive Lay-offs Coming to Wall Street
Infowars.com - Meredith Whitney, analyst and founder of Meredith
Whitney Advisory Group LLC, discusses expectations for more Wall
Street layoffs and investing in financials. She speaks on
Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Army doctors unable to diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
Press TV - After more than a decade of war, the U.S. military
cannot precisely diagnose concussion-related brain injuries
resulting from the bomb blasts that are the most common cause of
combat casualties. The mechanism of the injury -- how the shock
of blast can cause lingering headaches, dizziness, memory loss
and insomnia -- is not understood either, according to the
Pentagon's top expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Without a
precise diagnosis or understanding of the injury, the treatment
offered by the Pentagon consists mainly of rest and reassurance.
EPA's four-gallon minimum mandate
The Hill - The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked.
The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at
certain gas stations.... If the government has the power to
mandate a minimum amount of gas we can buy, what else can they
mandate? The EPA’s first-ever mandated purchase requirement
appears to have been conceived outside the normal regulatory
process, making this unprecedented government overreach even
"Genetic Roulette" documentary shatters the myth of GMO safety
-- for a few days only, watch it for free
(NaturalNews) According to the new documentary Genetic Roulette,
"...physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The
same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock,
and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise... In
the wake of the startling findings that GM corn causes massive
tumors, liver damage and shortened life spans in rats, it is
vital now more than ever to educate friends and family about the
dangers of GM food. Genetic Roulette couldn't have arrived at a
Monsanto, pesticide companies have now spent more than $19
million to kill Prop. 37
(NaturalNews) The latest campaign finance disclosure records
released by California's Secretary of State reveal that the most
evil corporation in the world, Monsanto, has forked over another
$2.89 million to kill Proposition 37.... Along with Monsanto's
latest contributions were similar contributions by the other
five of the "Big Six" pesticide firms -- DuPont, Bayer, Dow,
BASF, and Syngenta -- which together gave more than $2.6 million
to the No on 37 campaign as part of their most recent
contributions. To date, the "Big Six" have collectively
contributed nearly $20 million to keep Californians in the dark
Natural Products Association allows GMOs in its Certified
(NaturalNews) The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has
launched a national alert on behalf of consumers asking the
Natural Products Association (NPA) to amend its certification
process for its NPA Natural Seal to exclude any and all
genetically modified ingredients.
Vitamin C and beta-carotene help protect against Alzheimer's
(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's dementia strikes fear in millions of
aging individuals, as this memory robbing disease strikes one in
eight older Americans and more than half over the age of 80.
Pharmaceutical companies have lined up in an attempt to find a
synthetic pill that will prevent or treat this condition.
Despite spending billions of dollars on research, all attempts
have proven fruitless in a desperate attempt to profit from the
suffering of millions around the globe. Yet the true key to
prevention may be in the bounty of natural fruits and vegetables
so deficient in the typical western diet.
Fluoride toxicity - Protect yourself with selenium
(NaturalNews) Excess fluoride may increase your risk for 23
different cancers, lower your child's IQ and school performance
and increase oxidative stress throughout your body. But new
research has shown that the mineral selenium plays a key role in
detoxifying excess fluoride, restoring the body's antioxidant
capacity and even speeding the elimination of fluoride from the
Levels of Arsenic in Rice Skyrocket, FDA Urged to Set Standards
Natural Society - A year after consumer groups pressured the
Food and Drug Administration to define standards for arsenic in
apple juice, they are now forming a similar push for rice. A new
study shows unsettlingly high levels of arsenic—a carcinogenic
element that appears in inorganic and organic form—in rice grown
in southern states, but the FDA is discouraging panic. Still,
arsenic in rice is scaring consumers everywhere.
Did You Know Vitamin D Absorption Could be Blocked by Stress?
Natural Society - Stress is something we all live with. Whether
it’s the short term adrenaline drop that happens when a car
accident is averted or the chronic stress that accompanies
financial, professional, or relationship problems—we all deal
with it to one extent or another. Needless to say, this stress,
particularly the chronic kind, has many negative side effects.
Scientists have recently added another—decreased vitamin D
YouTube: Experts Discuss the Findings of the Roundup/GM Cancer
The Grocer Channel - The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a
genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours,
multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, a new study
has revealed. Its results are published in The Food & Chemical
Toxicology Journal in New York. Here, experts discuss the
significance of the findings.
VIDEO: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In
Huffington Post - A pair of scientists at California Pacific
Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound
derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of
aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the
disease forever. “It took us about 20 years of research to
figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Pierre Desprez,
one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington
Post. “We want to get started with trials as soon as possible.”
New Diet Drug Trades Brain Damage for Minimal Weight Loss
Gaia Health - The latest entry into the prescription weight-loss
drug market, Qsymia®, is a combination of two dangerous drugs,
one of which, topiramate (Topamax brand name), is known to cause
brain damage. Perhaps it’s worth that risk in the population for
which it was originally designed: epileptics. However, taking
topiramate as a diet aid means taking the gamble that a little
weight loss won’t also result in nerve damage, vision damage,
nervousness, speech damage, inability to concentrate, loss of
control over body movements, or any of many other indications of
Survival Healthcare: 5 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical
Activist Post - Something not frequently addressed within the
survival and prepping world is the importance of good health and
medical self-care. What I am referring to is the importance of
having the physical and mental wellness capacity to give you the
stamina to to withstand adverse conditions, perhaps with minimal
shelter, minimal water, minimal food stores, and minimal health
DHS enlists citizen spies via new smartphone app
Press TV - "The Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC)
now offers a mobile app to report suspicious activities in
real-time by attaching a photo, sending location information, or
entering details about suspicious vehicles or persons. In
addition, users can choose to make their report anonymously or
can include contact information for follow-up by law
enforcement," reports DailyFinance.com.
Secretive TrapWire company's affiliations revealed
RT - Just discovered documentation concerning the TrapWire
secret surveillance system suggests that the San Diego-based
Cubic Corporation did have a direct connection with the program,
despite repeated attempts to dismiss allegations of their
Grid News - “Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or
worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from
appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what
we don’t have. It’s so simple—yet so hard for the human mind to
Today in History -
Thursday - September 20, 2012
1870 - The Papal States came under the control of Italian troops,
leading to the unification of Italy.
1881 - Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. President
James A. Garfield had died the day before.
1884 - The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA.
1921 - KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started a daily radio newscast. It was
one of the first in the U.S.
1962 - James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at
the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was
1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet
expedition to the moon in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
1977 - The first of the "boat people" arrived in San Francisco from
Southeast Asia under a new U.S. resettlement program.
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S., France, and
Italy were going to send peacekeeping troops back to Beirut.
1988 - The United Nations opened it 43rd General Assembly.
1989 - F.W. de Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa.
1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors left for Iraq in a renewed search for
Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
1992 - French voters approved the Maastricht Treaty.
1995 - AT&T announced that it would be splitting into three companies.
The three companies were AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and NCR Corp.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to drop the national
speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits.
Israel Launches Deadly Air Strikes On Gaza
Liberty Crier - GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a vehicle
killed three Palestinian security officials in theHamas-Islamist ruled
Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian medics and Hamas said. The Israeli
military confirmed it had launched an air strike in Gaza but had no
Syrian forces kill 100 Afghan insurgents in Aleppo
Press TV - On Thursday, the Syrian forces also arrested about 100 armed
men near the capital, Damascus. Many insurgents were killed during
clashes with the Syrian troops in Aleppo’s Maysaloon district on
Wednesday. The Syrian army also seized large amounts of weapons and
ammunition, including Israel-made bombs.
Brazil Angered By QE3: ‘Financial Tsunami Is Start Of New Currency War’
Liberty Crier - PARIS, Sept 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) — The latest
round of United States quantitative easing will create many problems for
emerging countries and Brazil will take action to keep its currency Real
from rising in value, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on
Tuesday. Speaking to journalists after a meeting in Paris with his
French counterpart Pierre Moscovici, Mantega voiced concerns that
further monetary stimulus would lower the value of the dollar and in
turn hurt Brazilian competitiveness in export markets.
Leading Muslim Scholar Calls for United Nations to Criminalize Speech
Kurt Nimmo - Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, an influential Muslim scholar
and a professor at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, has
called for the United Nations to end free speech. The UN Human Rights
Committee has declared the right to free speech and expression may be
subjected to restrictions that are “strictly necessary and
New Video Shows Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels Burning U.S. Flag
Paul Joseph Watson - Why is the White House funding extremists who hate
America? The video again serves to illustrate the disconnect between the
Obama administration’s decision to send millions in taxpayer money to
help extremists who hate America in their bid to overthrow President
VIDEO: Lagarde: IMF Considering 'Extension' For Greece Bailout
Daily Bail - The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde said
Greece may get more time to make the cuts demanded of it in return for
bailouts: "The review process is underway and just began a week ago, so
I think it's really premature to already pass judgement on the timing
issue. Greece has already produced a huge effort, but will have to
continue to do so. There are various ways to adjust - time is one that
needs to be considered as an option."
Fire Tornadoes Ripped Through Australia's Outback Last Week
yahoo.com - Just 300 metres away was a 30-metre high fire swirl which
"sounded like a fighter jet", despite there being no wind in the area. A
fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of
warm, rising air comes into contact - or causes - a fire on the ground.
These fire whirls are known to last for around two minutes on the very
rare occasions they take place.... In 1923, a fire whirl emerged during
Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake and killed 38,000 people in just 15
France Launches Major Investigation Into GMOs Following Tumor Study
Natural Society - Following the release of a peer-reviewed piece of
research linking the consumption of Monsanto’s Roundup-containing GMO
crops to tumors and organ damage, the French government is now calling
for a health agency investigation. Seeking to analyze the research and
potentially ask European authorities to protect human health and abandon
the use of GMO crops, France’s Agriculture Minister and others are now
sounding the alarm.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: This will blow your mind!! Outrageous Government
Patriot Action Network - UNBELIEVABLE! This will blow your mind.
Boy do we need some real oversight and reform. Watch this .50
second video and please share!! Obama and admin need to go! Rep.
Chaffetz hears the testimony of John F. Sopko, Special Inspector
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction at the hearing "SIGAR
Report: Document Destruction and Millions of Dollars Unaccounted
for at the Department of Defense. Part II."
CIA sued over drone killings
RT - The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the CIA to
court for the agency’s refusal to comply with a FOIA request to
hand over documents about the Obama administration’s “targeted
killing” drone program. The CIA claims its drone program is
“secret,” even though President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon
Panetta and senior government officials have publicly spoken
about the program. In May, the New York Times found that
President Obama personally oversees a drone “kill list,” using
the weapon to target and kill terrorists abroad and often cause
fatalities to bystanders near the target. But the CIA considers
all military-age males killed in a strike zone to be
“combatants,” the Times found.
VIDEO: No Recession Here! - U.S. Arms Sales Set Global Record
Daily Bail - New record of $66.3 billion. The U.S. war machine
rolls on. On a global basis, U.S. companies are responsible for
80% of all arms sales. Fear is good business, especially for the
war machine. According to a recent Congressional Research
Service report, within the last year the U.S. has tripled
weapons sales to $66.3 billion, more than half of which went to
allied Gulf states.
DHS Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - Following controversy over its purchase of
around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the
Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation
for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which
are designated to be used by snipers. A series of new
solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps website show that the DHS
is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of .223 rifle
ammunition over the next four years, as well as 176,000 rounds
of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds
in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets.
YouTube: Reality Check: Afghan Attacks on U.S. Soldiers
“trending” in the Wrong Direction
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the situation in
Afghanistan is trending in the wrong direction and what
President Obama says about these so called "Green on Blue"
Fast and Furious report: Justice Department at fault in
Press TV - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog on
Wednesday referred 14 employees, including senior official Lanny
Breuer, for possible internal discipline in connection with a
botched gun probe in Arizona.
Ex-Military Leaders Call Junk Food “National Security Threat”
Paul Joseph Watson - With one in four military age males in the
United States deemed too fat to join the Army, retired generals
and admirals are coming together under the banner of Mission:
Readiness, a “nonpartisan national security organization” run by
the Council for a Strong America, which recently received half a
million dollars in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates
VIDEO: UC Professor Eyes Permanent Sterilant To Cull US
Jurriaan Maessen - During a speech earlier this year given by
University of California-Riverside professor Richard Cardullo,
the cottonseed derivative Gossypol is being proposed as an
adequate sterilant to bring down the birthrate in the United
States. Stating that the substance’s permanent sterilization
effects on males is already being considered for widespread use
in China and many third world countries, Cardullo calls it “an
option” for use within the United States.
VIDEO: ‘Israel lobby plays major role in US elections’
Press TV - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
has issued an official statement of “thanks” to President Obama
and the Congressional leadership, praising them for
“unshakeable” commitment to Israel. “APAC is one of the most
powerful lobbies in the United States and part of its power in
the past has come from the fact that most Americans were not
even aware that it existed,” Weir said in an interview on
Wednesday. “Even today many people are surprisingly unaware of
this extremely powerful lobby that lobbies on behalf of Israel,”
Libertarian candidate calls for withdrawing from Middle East
LA Times - Little-known presidential candidate Gary Johnson gave
an answer that would create a media firestorm if delivered by
Barack Obama or Mitt Romney: the United States should get out of
the Middle East. Johnson, a Libertarian who is on 47 state
ballots and fighting petition challenges in the other three,
including Pennsylvania, suggested that the U.S. presence in the
Middle East is abetting unrest in the region.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano Exposes Secrets of the Fed on Fox
Judge Napolitano agrees with George Will that the Fed has become
the 4th branch of government, unelected and no oversight over
incredible powers. Arguing that it is neither federal nor a
reserve, the Judge noted that the job of the Fed is to make the
president — no matter who the president may be — look good.
YouTube: Reality Check: What is QE3? And What It Means For The
Ben Swann Reality Check explains QE3 and what it means for you.
Paul Subcommittee to Examine Federal Reserve Interest Rate
Policy - Friday, 9/21
Daily Paul - Congressman Ron Paul, Chairman of the Domestic
Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, announced today
that the subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the effects
of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy on the American
people. The hearing, entitled “The Price of Money: Consequences
of the Federal Reserve’s Zero Interest Rate Policy,” will be
held on Friday, September 21st, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2128 of the
Rayburn House Office Building.
Bubble: Who Caused it. Who Called it. What’s Next - Official
thebubblefilm.com - Coming in Fall 2012, The Bubble asks the
experts who predicted the current recession, “What happened and
why?” Diving deep into the true causes of the financial crisis,
renowned economists, investors and business leaders explain what
America is facing if we don't learn from our past mistakes. The
film poses the question: “Is the economy really improving or are
we just blowing up another Bubble?”
VIDEO: George Will: 'Bernanke Is Becoming The 4th Branch Of
Daily Bail - From Sunday, George Will on QE3, Bernanke and the
Fed: "Quantitative easing is the government printing money. It's
part of not mission creep, but mission gallop on part of the
Fed, which is on its way to becoming the fourth branch of
government, accountable to no one and restrained by nothing, as
far as I can tell, in fiscal and monetary policy."
Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
The earlier estimate found 4 million people would be affected in
2016, when the penalty is fully in effect. The difference — 2
million people— represents a 50 percent increase.... Obama
pledged not to raise taxes on individuals making less than
$200,000 a year and couples making less than $250,000. And the
budget office analysis found that nearly 80 percent of those
who'll face the penalty would be making up to or less than five
times the federal poverty level. Currently that would work out
to $55,850 or less for an individual and $115,250 or less for a
family of four. Average penalty: about $1,200 in 2016.
House passes new Buffett Rule
Washington Times - The House on Wednesday passed Republicans'
own version of the Buffett Rule, which allows wealthy Americans
to voluntarily pony up to reduce the deficit.... "If Warren
Buffett and others like him truly feel they're not paying enough
in taxes, they can use the Buffett Rule Act to put their money
where their mouth is and voluntarily send in more to pay down
the national debt, rather than changing the entire tax code to
inflict more job-killing tax hikes on hard-working Americans,"
said Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who wrote the
Tungsten-Filled 10 Oz Gold Bar Found In The Middle Of
Manhattan's Jewelry District
Zero Hedge - Myfoxny reported that a 10-ounce gold bar costing
nearly $18,000 turned out to be a counterfeit. The discovery was
made by the dealer Ibrahim Fadl, who bought the PAMP bar in
question from a merchant who has sold him real gold before. "But
he heard counterfeit gold bars were going around, so he drilled
into several of his gold bars worth $100,000 and saw gray
tungsten -- not gold. The bar was filled with tungsten, which
weighs nearly the same as gold but costs just over a dollar an
VA, DOD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 – The Department of Veterans Affairs
and the Department of Defense today announced they are investing
more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and
treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic
Veterans jobs bill killed in Senate
Press TV - Senate Republicans blocked legislation Wednesday that
would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting
veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and
bolstering local police and fire departments. Republicans said
the spending authorized in the bill violated limits that
Congress agreed to last year. Democrats fell two votes shy of
the 60-vote majority needed to waive the objection, forcing the
legislation back to committee.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO/ PHOTOS: Violent Arrests And Police Attacks On
Photographers At Occupy Anniversary
Daily Bail -Thousands of protesters took to the streets of New
York to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall
Street movement. In this clip a photo journalist attempting to
document the arrest of two protesters in New York is shoved to
the ground by members of the NYPD.
Dear Bankers: Thanks for Wrecking Our Lives ...
NY Times - Called Occupy the Boardroom, the site invited people
across the country to write detailed letters to the executives
and directors of banks. The site’s developers promised to
deliver them as e-mail and in person. The more than 8,000
letters that resulted (to Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo,
Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) supply some insight
into the way different Americans experienced the financial
crisis and recession since 2007.
Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley faulted for $73 billion residential
mortgage-backed securities servicing
Bloomberg - A law firm that won an $8.5 billion settlement from
Bank of America Corp. (BAC) tied to faulty mortgage bonds said
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) and Morgan Stanley (MS) failed to
service $73 billion of similar securities, creating a default.
Spring Hill man pleads guilty to fabricating thousands of
foreclosure inspection reports
Tampa Bay Times - Counce’s Brooksville company contracted with
lenders to regularly inspect properties in foreclosure
throughout the state. By 2009, Counce was sending as many as
100,000 inspection reports each month to Bank of America,
receiving about $6.50 for each. Bank of America then billed the
federal entities that owned or insured the mortgages. At one
point, Counce was making as much as $1 million per month. The
problem: Half of those reports were fabricated. Now,
investigators say, Counce owes taxpayers more than $12 million
and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Majority Of U.S. Homeowners Paying At Least 5% Interest On
Consumerist - While interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate
mortgages have been hovering around the 4% mark for around a
year -- and 15-year fixed loans have dipped below 3% in recent
months -- nearly 7 out of 10 American homeowners are still
paying at least 5% interest on their home loans.
Information For Chemtrail Skeptics
Dan Bidondi - I would like anyone, believer or non-believer, to
download this PDF file called HR 2977 The Space & Preservation
Act of 2001. In this document the United States Government
openly admits the existence of Chemtrails and weather control
weapons; also, to boot, Mass Mind Control Weapons and Techtronic
Laser Weapons. Please download this Bill and print out for your
records.... Still not convinced?? What if I told you that there
are patents for these very such things. This was released on
December 5th, 2010 Spraying the Skies: 1975 U.S. Patent for
Powder Contrail Generation with patents dating back all the way
to March 1st, 1927.
Sufficient sleep is essential to fuel weight loss efforts
(NaturalNews) Canadian researchers publishing the Canadian
Medical Association Journal have released the result of a study
showing that adequate sleep is an important part of a weight
loss plan and should be added to the recommended mix of diet and
exercise. In addition to lowering caloric intake and increasing
physical activity, the research team led by Dr. Jean-Phillippe
Chaput of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research
Institute in Ottawa has provided sufficient evidence to show
that inadequate sleep is an independent risk factor for
overweight and obesity.
Infographic: Carbs Are Killing You: Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You
massivehealth.com - A few conclusions: Eating fat doesn’t
actually make us fat. It’s the insulin cycle, triggered by
eating carbohydrates. The easily-digestible carbs like refined
flour, soda, and potatoes are the worst offenders. For
weight-loss, a low-carb diet is a lot more effective than a
low-fat, high-carb one.
The most common lifestyle habits that create disease
(NaturalNews) Are you influenced by cultural bias and
(unhealthy) modern lifestyle habits? For example, why do women
wear bras? Are we lying "too flat" in our beds at night? Medical
researchers suggest that these habits have the ability to
promote sickness and disease. But, as we accept responsibility
for our own health, and shift away from unhealthy behaviors - we
can enjoy life disease-free.
How to make fool-proof, healthy mayonnaise
(NaturalNews) If you've made the switch to a natural foods
lifestyle, chances are you've experienced a few failed attempts
at making your own homemade mayonnaise. Mayo is a challenging
recipe to master because standard recipes are based upon the
delicate process of emulsifying raw eggs with oil. This must be
done with precision, lest you end up with a runny egg smoothie
instead of spreadable mayonnaise in the end. However, by using
an immersion blender and substituting flax seed for the raw egg,
you can avoid this delicate step and rest assured that you'll
never botch another batch of homemade mayo again. [No time to
Try Wilderness Family Naturals mayonnaise from the Power Mall.]
New GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow tumors, 70% of
females die early
(NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and
consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer
caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ
damage, and premature death.... The study has been deemed “the
most thorough research ever published into the health effects of
GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the
horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the
internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over
the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so
large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs
may be the new thalidomide.
VIDEO: Neurosurgeon Shows How Low Levels of Radiation Such As
Wi-Fi, Smart Meters And Cell Phones Cause The Blood Brain
Barrier To Leak
preventdisease.com - Since he began his line of research in
1988, Dr. Leif Salford and his colleagues at Lund University
Hospital in Sweden has exposed over 1,600 experimental animals
to low-level radiation. Their results were consistent and
worrisome: radiation, including that from cell phones, caused
the blood-brain barrier--the brain's first line of defense
against infections and toxic chemicals--to leak.
The Evidence-Based Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits
Green Med Info - Fruits elicit not only joy in the eating of
them -- incidentally, the word fruit stems from the Latin word
frui, meaning "to enjoy, use" -- but they also nourish and
protect the body with powerful, built-in medicinal activity.
Fruits are, of course, by design a "perfect food," intended to
entice animals to consume them in order to help disseminate
Supreme Court to rule on legality of wiretapping through FISA
RT - The fight to stop the government's sweeping surveillance of
emails and phone calls will go all the way to the Supreme Court.
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the warrantless
wiretapping provisions included under the FISA Amendment Acts.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
“Lettuce Bot” Rolls Through Crops, Terminates Weeds It Visually
singularityhub.com - Lettuce Bot is a robotic terminator,
targeting and selectively killing weeds on sight with 98 percent
accuracy. It works by first differentiating weed from lettuce
through its vision algorithms and then a trailing component
either slices the weed down, injects a minimal dose of
herbicide, or hits it with potent fertilizer. The fertilizer
offers the best of both worlds in that it is concentrated enough
to burn the weed’s roots but not so much to kill the lettuce —
plus it provides extra nutrients to the soil.
FDA: We Can’t Prove Chinese Jerky Killed Hundreds Of Dogs, But
Maybe Avoid It Anyway
Consumerist - "Imported Chinese jerky?" you might be saying.
"Who would buy their pet any food from a country whose safety
standards would shock Upton Sinclair?" Lots of well-meaning
Americans are feeding their dogs and cats imported treats. Every
year, the United States imports 86 million pounds of pet food
products from China. Some of that food is jerky that's packaged
and sold under brand names you may recognize: Waggin' Train
(Purina), Canyon Creek (Purina), and Milo's Kitchen (Del Monte)
are the most common.
Today in History -
Wednesday - September 19, 2012
1777 - The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the
1796 - U.S. President Washington's farewell address was published.
1893 - In New Zealand, the Electoral Act 1893 was consented to giving
all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1955 - Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the
"Producer's Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV.
1955 - Argentina President Juan Peron was ousted after a revolt by the
army and navy.
1957 - The U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test
took place in the Nevada desert.
1959 - Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to
security reasons. Khrushchev reacted angrily.
1960 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United
Nations, checked out of the Shelburne Hotel angrily after a dispute with
1983 - Lebanese army units defending Souk el-Gharb were supported in
their effort by two U.S. Navy ships off Beirut.
1984 - China and Britain completed a draft agreement transferring Hong
Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
1986 - U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental
drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.
1988 - Israel successfully launched the Horizon-I test satellite.
1990 - Iraq began confiscating foreign assets of countries that were
imposing sanctions against the Iraqi government.
1992 - The U.N. Security Council recommended suspending Yugoslavia due
to its role in the Bosnian civil war.
1994 - U.S. troops entered Haiti peacefully to enforce the return of
exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
1995 - The U.S. Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
1995 - The commander of American forces in Japan and the U.S. ambassador
apologized for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three U.S.
1996 - The government of Guatemala and leftist rebels signed a peace
treaty to end their long war.
2002 - In Ivory Coast, around 750 rebel soldiers attempted to overthrow
the government. U.S. troops landed on September 25th to help move
foreigners, including Americans, to safer areas.
VIDEO: Anti-US protests rage on, Clinton pledges ‘aggressive steps’ to
RT - Palestinians and Pakistanis voiced their fury in the latest wave of
violent protests against an infamous anti-Muslim film. In response to
the rising tensions Hillary Clinton promised aggressive steps to ensure
the safety of US embassies.
France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
france24.com - France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies
across the Muslim world on Friday after French weekly Charlie Hebdo
published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, amid growing unrest
over an anti-Islamic film that has left dozens dead.
Chinese General: Prepare for Combat with Japan
freebeacon.com - China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual
public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for
combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and
anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.
Russia Closes USAID Office
The Moscow Times - The United States will close the Russia office of the
U.S. Agency for International Development at the request of the Russian
government, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday, sparking fears from
some aid recipients that they won't survive. But U.S. officials insisted
that they would find new ways to promote democracy and civil society
without a USAID office here.
Growing gulf: Iran deploys Russian made sub as tensions rise
RT - Days after the US and 30 other nations began naval exercises in the
Persian Gulf; Tehran has announced it is sending a Russian submarine to
bolster its forces in the area.... The country’s Supreme leader,
Ayatollah Khameni, who has command of all military affairs, said that
Iran has no intention of attacking another nation. “The armed forces
should be upgraded in such a way that no one will be able to violate the
reinforced fortress of Iran,” Khameni said Tuesday whilst visiting a
naval base in the northern Iranian port of Noshar.
VIDEO: U.S. Embassy in Beirut Destroys Classified Documents, Prepares
Kurt Nimmo - Diplomats are under orders to destroy classified documents
at the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, according to a State Department
status report made public on Monday. The move signals that the State
Department is concerned that protesters will breach security at the
embassy in Lebanon like they did in Libya where diplomat Chris Stevens
and other embassy staff were killed.
Syrian Army Spotted Testing Chemical Arms Firing Units, Magazine Reports
Jerusalem Post - The Syrian military is understood to have late last
month test-fired a number of chemical weapon delivery munitions,
witnesses told Der Spiegel for a Monday report. Five or six unfilled
munitions designed to carry toxic warfare agents were discharged by
airplanes and tanks at Diraiham, which is not far from a large chemical
arms laboratory at Safira, the German news magazine reported.
Syrian Activist Arrested By Secret Police Merely For Having
Livestreaming App Installed On His Phone
techdirt.com - Police and security forces around the world -- and that
includes in the West -- hate being recorded when they're overstepping
the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to
challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress. But
there's one thing worse than being recorded, and that's being
livestreamed: even the most nimble authorities can't confiscate the
recording from its creator, since it's already been uploaded for the
world to see.
halts aid to Egypt over protests
Press TV - Anti-American protests that started in Cairo and spread
across the Muslim world have stalled negotiations to provide crucial
U.S. economic assistance to Egypt, U.S. officials said Monday. The
violent demonstrations sparked by an anti-Islam video, and Egypt's
initially clumsy response, have temporarily halted talks about a
proposed $1 billion in debt relief and other aid to Egypt, according to
several U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they
were not authorized to speak to the news media.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Chicago teachers end strike
Press TV - Chicago school teachers voted Tuesday to end a
high-profile strike that affected hundreds of thousands of
children and sparked an acrimonious stand-off with Mayor Rahm
Emanuel, officials said.
37 reasons why California's Prop. 37 MUST pass
(NaturalNews) In fewer than two months, Californians will have
the unique opportunity to vote YES on Proposition 37, a ballot
measure that will require retail food items made with or
containing genetically-modified (GM) ingredients to be labeled
as such. And in the face of concerted opposition to GMO labeling
by Monsanto and the corporate food industry, which would rather
keep the presence of GMOs in your food a secret, it is important
that voters are aware of why passing a law requiring mandatory
GMO labeling is crucial to food freedom.
YouTube: The Conspiracy - Official Movie Trailer
Plot: A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific
turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous
FEMA Concentration Camp in Hawaii?
Intel Hub - I received an email awhile back from an acquaintance
who works for the State of Hawaii on Oahu.... The email stated
that the photo shows a FEMA concentration camp and that I should
watch the documentary “Camp FEMA” and I would see. I originally
blew it off as not worth my time looking into but then later I
saw something that mentioned Senator Dan Akaka (D) from Hawaii
as being on the Senate committee overseeing FEMA. That reminded
me of the email I had received earlier and if Senator Akaka was
on the FEMA oversight committee it would be natural for him to
get his own FEMA camp.
Federal Judge Reinstates Unconstitutional NDAA (National
Defense Authorization Act)
Kurt Nimmo - Late Monday night a federal judge in New York,
Raymond Lohier, granted the Obama administration an “emergency”
stay that temporarily blocks a ruling by U.S. District Judge
Katherine Forrest last week blocking the NDAA (National Defense
Authorization Act). “Lohier offered no explanation or rationale
for the temporary stay. However, the Justice Department has
asked the appeals court to block the injunction,” Politico
reported late last night. The Obama administration characterized
the ruling by Forrest as unconstitutional.
Congress to cut 9/11 first responders' benefits
RT - Only days after a national health care act was expanded to
provide coverage to September 11 first responders that have been
diagnosed with cancer in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the
future of the federal plan is now up in the air.... On the
anniversary of the attacks only one week ago, the government
added around 50 different types of cancers to the list of
diseases covered under the act that now bears Zadroga’s name,
but the automatic budget cuts expected to occur next year are
expected to drastically defund the program and leave survivors
once more scrambling to pay for medical bills and routine cancer
screenings, which would otherwise be covered under the bill.
Pentagon slams F-35 manufacturer
peaking at the Air Force Association's annual conference outside
of Washington, DC on Monday, Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan had
harsh words to describe the bond between the Pentagon and
Lockheed Martin Corp, the DoD contractor that continues to
encounter one roadblock after another as it works towards
developing the military’s most advanced fighter jet ever.
According to one recent estimate, the F-35 project will cost the
United States $1.5 trillion by the time it is all done. To
Bogdan, the Pentagon’s association with the aircraft
manufacturer is making matters abhorrent.
VIDEO: Ron Paul for Texas Governor?
Infowars.com - Here is an idea — Let’s draft Ron Paul for Texas
Governor. Texas is almost its own country anyway. David Ortiz
hits the streets of Austin to find out what its citizens think
of Governor Paul.
The Federal Reserve Is Destroying Social Security And The
Retirement Plans Of Millions Of Americans
Activist Post - By law, the Social Security trust fund must be
invested in U.S. government securities. But thanks to the low
interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve, the average
interest rate on those securities just keeps dropping and
dropping. The trustees of the Social Security system had
projected that the Social Security trust fund would be
completely gone by 2033, but because of the Fed policy of
keeping interest rates exceptionally low for the foreseeable
future it is now being projected by some analysts that Social
Security will be bankrupt by 2023.
Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
moneynews.com - Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the
last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping
their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has
been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is
dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of
“disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American
companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft
Foods.... With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer
spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’
future prospects is worrisome.
Food Prices + Hunger Index = Riots, Civil Wars and Revolutions
financialsense.com - For every 10 percent increase in global
food prices there is a 100 percent increase in anti-government
protests, according to a recent report from the International
Monetary Fund. Looking at recent price increases in global ag
commodities — up about 20 percent so far this year — it’s no
wonder there are Arab Fall flare ups (this time directed at
America) breaking out across the globe. According to the IMF, a
20 percent increase in foodstuffs should triple the levels of
unrest, and that seems to be precisely what’s happening.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Takes On The Fed on Fox and Friends:
‘Not Federal, Not A Reserve,’ And Designed To ‘Make Pres. Look
Daily Paul - The Judge is on Fox and Friends of all places
talking about none other than the federal reserve! They let him
say everything he believes about the bank and the hosts sat
there and agreed with him! I believe we are having a MAJOR
influence on this country that we are just starting to see.
The Federal Reserve Has Been Given Police Powers, Glock 22s and
Alternet.org - By mid morning on Monday, September 17, as Occupy
Wall Street protesters marched around the perimeter of the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, all signs that an FRPD
(Federal Reserve Police Department) existed had disappeared. The
FRPD patrol cars and law enforcement officers had been replaced
by NYPD patrol cars and officers. That decision may have been
made to keep from drawing attention to a mushrooming new
domestic police force that most Americans do not know exists.
‘QE-Infinity’ Will Push Gold Up to $2,400: Pro
CNBC News - In one of the most bullish gold calls since the
Federal Reserve announced a new round of easing last week, one
strategist sees a 36 percent jump in the metal’s price, to
$2,400 an ounce, by the end of 2014.... “Given the new
open-ended nature of QE3, the upward pressure on gold prices
should continue until employment is strong enough to require a
change in policy,” Blanch [a global investment strategist with
Bank of America Merrill Lynch] added. “In our view, this is
unlikely to happen until the end of 2014.”
Feds ignore rules and use stimulus cash to buy Chinese solar
Washington Times - Government officials blame unfair competition
from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra,
but such concerns didn’t stop the federal government from
breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop
a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman
and several agencies.
American Airlines to lay off 11k employees
Press TV - American Airlines is sending layoff warning notices
to more than 11,000 employees, although a spokesman says the
company expects job losses to be closer to 4,400. The notices
went out to mechanics and ground workers whose jobs will be
affected as American Airlines goes through a bankruptcy
restructuring. American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks says
fewer than 40% of those getting notices are expected to lose
The Fed Now Owns Your Foreclosed Property Under QE3 Purchases of
Intel Hub - n ABC’s “This Week”, George Will, columnist for the
propaganda news outlet Washington Post, spoke out against
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and his decision to
instill QE3 which is essentially, “the government printing
Find out how chemtrails adversely affect your health
(NaturalNews) When the denial of chemtrails is resolved,
concerns of their content and their effects are raised. Two
metals are consistently discovered worldwide in chemtrail
analyses: barium and aluminum. They're formed as nanoparticles
easily breathed in by mammals and absorbed by plant life.
VIDEO: Bayou Corne residents still evacuated around sink hole
wafb.com - Work at the site of a giant sink hole in southeast
Louisiana has once again come to a halt. This time the stoppage
was caused by tremors in the area. This is not good news for
residents near the sink hole. It could be months before Bayou
Corne residents who were evacuated last month are allowed to
return home. The mini earthquakes that came ahead of the sink
hole in Assumption Parish are back.
Eat berries to prevent age-related memory loss
(NaturalNews) Recent research published in Annals of Neurology
and lead by Elizabeth Devore and her team of researchers at
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston showed that women who eat
more berries have a slower rate of age-related memory loss than
those who do not.
10 More Amazing Things About Our Bodies
Dr. Mercola - Your body truly is amazing, and we’ve only
scratched the surface as far as discovering all of the mysteries
of its extremely complex capabilities and inner workings. The
featured article highlighted 10 particularly noteworthy facts
you may not be aware of, but which are utterly fascinating about
VIDEO: Makes You a Sitting Duck for a Heart Attack, But Millions
Dr. Mercola - When a heart attack hits, it does so suddenly and
without warning. But it's often preceded by this condition the
CDC refers to as the second greatest public health risk. The
problem is 14 million people in the U.S. don't know they suffer
from it... do you?
Dental Composites for Kids: Even Worse Than Mercury Amalgam?
Activist Post - Research published in the journal Pediatrics
indicates that some dental composites -- long promoted as
overall safer than mercury-based amalgams -- are having a
significant negative impact on the psychosocial functioning of
children. In fact, bisphenol-A based dental restorations were
found to be worse than mercury-based amalgams when it came to
learning impairment and behavioral issues.
Chemical Widely Used in Antibacterial Hand Soaps May Impair
worldtruth.tv - Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical widely used
in hand soaps and other personal-care products, hinders muscle
contractions at a cellular level, slows swimming in fish and
reduces muscular strength in mice, according to researchers at
the University of California, Davis, and the University of
Colorado. The findings appear online in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America....
In “test tube” experiments, triclosan impaired the ability of
isolated heart muscle cells and skeletal muscle fibers to
contract. Specifically, the team evaluated the effects of
triclosan on molecular channels in muscle cells that control the
flow of calcium ions, creating muscle contractions.
New pooping medication approved by the FDA
(NaturalNews) For most lazy Americans it is easier to pop a
pooping pill than to change the diet or exercise. They would
rather pay to poop now and manage the side-effects later than
change harmful lifestyle habits. This is why the FDA just
approved the drug linaclotide, AKA Linzess (jokingly dubbed
laziness), recently for the treatment of chronic idiopathic
constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
(IBS-C). But if you really want healthy bowel movements don't
rush out to demand this medication from your pill-pushing doc.
Natural solutions for people with candida
(NaturalHealth365) Friendly bacteria are absolutely essential
for control of the bacteria, yeast and other parasites that
populate the intestinal track. In healthy intestines, there are
approximately two to three pounds of friendly flora residing in
the gut. The major purpose of good bacteria is to produce lactic
acid, and a natural form of antibiotic which sterilize and
prevent the overgrowth of most negative microorganisms.
Ulcerative colitis patients threatened by a new drug
(NaturalHealth365) The possible risk to taking Humira will
likely outweigh the benefits. Humira is a Tumor Necrosis Factor
(TNF) blocker, which can lower the ability of your immune system
to fight infections. TNF promotes the inflammatory response,
which is associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid
arthritis, crohn’s disease and psoriasis. By using a TNF blocker
such as Humira – the side effects related to their usage
includes lymphoma, infections, congestive heart failure, a
lupus-like syndrome, tuberculosis and infections caused by
viruses, fungi or bacteria that spread through the body. Can you
believe this (deadly) drug is legal in the United States?
Vitamin D Shown to be Helpful in Treatment of TB
Natural Society - Tuberculosis (TB) isn’t a disease of the
past—it’s very much present today. In 2010, it killed an
estimated 1.4 million people worldwide, and infected 8.8
million. But promising research shows that sunlight may play an
important role in fighting the infectious disease and help in
the treatment of TB.
VIDEO: Fluoride sold as pesticide; Chinese factories export to
U.S. cities for water fluoridation
tv.naturalnews.com - Fluoride warning! Much of the fluoride
dumped into U.S. water is imported from chemical factories in
China. Those factories warn that fluoride is TOXIC to human
health. Fluoride is sold as a PESTICIDE, a nuclear industry
chemical and more. SCARY information!
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
4 Ways to Stop a Monarch Butterfly Collapse
Organic Gardening - The majestic monarch butterfly is in
desperate need of your help. Once a common sighting in backyard
gardens, the orange-and-black butterfly known for its long
migration to its overwintering grounds in Mexico is now on the
brink of collapse. Chemical farming practices, overdevelopment,
climate change, and illegal logging are all blamed for the
demise of the milkweed-dependent butterfly. Luckily, there’s a
lot you can do to help.
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Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek
Relieve Stress by Spending Time with Animals
Organic Gardening - A pet prescription can remedy all sorts of
problems, says animal expert Arden Moore. Spending time around
animals, such as going bird watching, enjoying the company of a
therapy dog, or even playing with your pet spider can be
beneficial to your well-being.
Today in History -
Tuesday - September 18, 2012
1759 - The French formally surrendered Quebec to the British.
1763 - It was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had
been built in the United States. The instrument was named the spinet and
was made by John Harris.
1789 - Alexander Hamilton negotiated and secured the first loan for the
United States. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was repaid on June 8, 1790 at
the sum of $191,608.81.
1793 - U.S. President George Washington laid the actual cornerstone of
the U.S. Capitol.
1810 - Chile declared its independence from Spain.
1850 - The Fugitive Slave Act was declared by the U.S. Congress. The act
allowed slave owners to claim slaves that had escaped into other states.
1851 - The first issue of "The New York Times" was published.
1895 - Daniel David Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment.
1927 - Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System made its debut with its
network broadcast over 16 radio stations. The name was later changed to
1947 - The U.S. Air Force was established as a separate military branch
by the National Security Act.
1981 - A museum honoring former U.S. President Ford was dedicated in
Grand Rapids, MI.
1984 - The 39th session of the U.N. General Assembly was opened with an
appeal to the U.S. and Soviet Union to resume arms negotiations.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush said that he would send warplanes
to escort U.N. helicopters that were searching for hidden Iraqi weapons
if it became necessary.
1994 - Haiti's military leaders agreed to depart on October 15th. This
action averted a U.S.-led invasion to force them out of power.
1997 - Ted Turner, U.S. Media magnate, announced that over the next ten
years he would give $1 billion to the United Nations.
1998 - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to release to videotape
of President Clinton's grand jury testimony from August 17.
1998 - The FDA approved a once-a-day easier-to-swallow medication for
VIDEO: U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans
CBS News - The strategy for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan
depends on training Afghan soldiers and police to protect the country
themselves, but on Monday the U.S. military suspended most joint field
operations with Afghan forces because so many Americans are being killed
by the men they are training.
China, Japan heading towards war, says US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta
theaustralian.com - Speaking to reporters before arriving in Tokyo on a
trip to Asia, Mr Panetta appealed for restraint amid mounting tensions
over territorial rights in the East China Sea and the South China Sea.
"I am concerned that when these countries engage in provocations of one
kind or another over these various islands, that it raises the
possibility that a misjudgment on one side or the other could result in
violence, and could result in conflict," Mr Panetta said, when asked
about a clash between Japan and China. "And that conflict would then
have the potential of expanding."
Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in six-seven months: Netanyahu
(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday
that Iran was just six to seven months away from the brink of being able
to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President
Barack Obama set a "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst
U.S.-Israeli rift in decades.
Netanyahu in 1992: Iran close to having nuclear bomb
JuanCole.com - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trapped in
reflection theory.... 1992: Israeli member of parliament Binyamin
Netanyahu predicts that Iran was “3 to 5 years” from having a nuclear
weapon. 1992: Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres predicts an Iranian
nuclear warhead by 1999 to French TV. 1995: The New York Times quotes US
and Israeli officials saying that Iran would have the bomb by 2000.
1998: Donald Rumsfeld tells Congress that Iran could have an
intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US by 2003.
Turkey Allows al-Qaeda to Move Over Border into Syria
Kurt Nimmo - U.S. NATO, and the Gulf State despots actively funding
al-Qaeda in Syria. Syria’s Foreign Ministry has written a letter to the
U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon accusing
neighboring Turkey of allowing thousands of al-Qaeda and “Takfiri and
Wahhabi terrorists” to cross the border to “kill innocent Syrians, blow
up their properties and spread chaos and destruction.”
Syria army clears Aleppo strategic district of al-Midan of insurgents
Damascus says the army has managed to clear Aleppo’s strategic district
of al-Midan of armed groups fighting against the government. There are
reports of clashes between government troops and insurgents in several
other Aleppo districts.
to close Bangkok embassy
Press TV - The United States said Monday it would close its embassy in
Bangkok in response to a planned protest by “several hundred people”
over an anti-Islam film. The consulate, on a main road in the business
district at the heart of the Thai capital, will close at noon Tuesday
and “non-essential personnel will be sent home,” according to a
statement posted on the embassy website.
Ex-envoy to Israel: US will go to war with Iran in 2013
YNet News - Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk predicts that
the United States will go to war with Iran as early as 2013. “I’m afraid
that 2013 is going to be a year in which we’re going to have a military
confrontation with Iran,” he said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the
Nation.” During the interview, Indyk pointed out that the time has not
come, yet, for the US to take military action. “Iran doesn’t have a
nuclear weapon. While there’s still time, there’s not a lot of time,” he
A World On The Verge Of War?
Zero Hedge - Here is a summary of where the world stands.
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops
Natural Society - In another massive victory against Monsanto and the
spread of genetically modified crops, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc
Ayraul has announced that the nation will be maintaining a key ban on
the only remaining GMO currently allowed in Europe.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the Muslim riots
An impassioned Brian Lilley tells us what we already know: that
the mainstream media is lying when they report that the
mohammadan riots are a response to the film "The Innocence of
‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker was a federal informant
RT - A court transcript obtained by the Smoking Gun shows that,
as recently as 2010, Mr. Nakoula was identified as a federal
informant, a title that his attorneys hoped would help in his
case when he went before sentencing that year over an earlier
conviction for check fraud.
White House demands military prisons for Americans under NDAA
RT - The White House has asked the US Second Circuit Court of
Appeals to place an emergency stay on a ruling made last week by
a federal judge so that the president’s power to indefinitely
detain Americans without charge is reaffirmed immediately. On
Wednesday, September 12... Judge Forrest ruled that a clause
that gives the government the power to arrest US citizens
suspected of maintaining alliances with terrorists and hold them
without due process violated the Constitution and that the White
House would be stripped of that ability immediately.
Is DHS Preparing for False Flag Attack on American Shopping
Susanne Posel - In Virginia and Indiana, Simon Property, owner
of 393 properties worldwide, including the Town Center at Aurora
(the shopping mall located near the Century 16 Theater in
Colorado where the Batman shooting took place) will partner with
DHS and Janet Napolitano to participate in the See Something,
Say Something campaign which turns average American citizens
SHADE the Motion Picture - Trailer 2 (Official Version)
Activist Post - SHADE the Motion Picture is a groundbreaking
high quality documentary project that will fully expose the
global depopulation agenda. The film will include numerous
interviews from experts and victims as well as 100% exclusive
and NEW information proving the agenda. Needless to say, this is
not simply another "truther" documentary.
US to lodge WTO charges against China
Press TV - One of the administration's complaints accuses China
of putting U.S. manufacturers at a disadvantage by illegally
subsidizing exports of automobiles and automobile parts, a
senior administration official said. The other advances a WTO
complaint the administration launched in July that accuses China
of imposing unfair duties on some $3 billion in U.S. auto
exports. That Obama will highlight Monday's action during a
campaign trip to Ohio is a carefully crafted White House
decision. The notion of unfair Chinese trade practices has
particular resonance in the industrial Midwest, a region where
Obama and Romney are battling for votes.
US, Japan to expand shared missile system
Press TV - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that
U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second missile
system in Japan. The exact location of the installation has not
yet been determined. It will be in the south, officials said,
but not in Okinawa. Officials stressed that the radar system is
aimed at protecting the region against the threat from North
Korea missiles and is not directed at China.
YouTube: US arms sales spike to record levels, Gulf leading
RT - The world may be terrified of a potential war with Iran,
but for arms producers - tensions fear is good business. So it
is for the Unites States. According to a recent Congressional
Research Service report, within just one year the US has tripled
its arms sales and half of what US sold last year went to Gulf
Year Old Charged With Attempting To Use Weapon Of Mass
Destruction! Supplied By The FBI
September 15, 2012 KING 5 News.
New Hampshire Jury Nullifies its First Felony Marijuana Case
yahoo.com - A major victory is scored for jury nullification
with the acquittal of felony marijuana charges – and it’s all
thanks to a “straight-laced little old lady” juror and
participant of the Free State Project.
Messengers for Liberty - Brand New Film on the Liberty Movement
Sweeping the Nation - Ron Paul Revolution Rolls On!
Underground Documentaries - “Messengers for Liberty” is a six
hour documentary series about the grassroots liberty movement
growing in America today. Learn why these grassroots patriots
are speaking out and why liberty has transformed their lives.
Join us on this documentary journey to explore these founding
principles that once made America free and prosperous. Episode 1
chronicles the rise of the Ron Paul Revolution and it’s role in
taking back America from the police state, socialist,
inflationist, war-mongering political establishment that has
controlled America for many decades.
VIDEO: Ron Paul At Liberty Political Action Conference
Daily Paul Ron Paul's speech at the Liberty Political Action
YouTube: Tom Woods Unloads on Jesse Benton and John Tate
Tom Woods unloads how he feels about Jesse Benton & John Tate -
interviewed by Mark Edge of Free Talk Live.
YouTube: Jesse Ventura on The View 9/17/2012
Aired on 09/17/12 - Jesse Ventura, author of Democrips and
Rebloodlicans, talks to the ladies about voting for the third
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/17/12: Unintended
Consequences of Bad Foreign Policy
The attack on the US consulate in Libya and the killing of the
US Ambassador and several aides is another tragic example of how
our interventionist foreign policy undermines our national
security. The more the US tries to control the rest of the
world, either by democracy promotion, aid to foreign
governments, or by bombs, the more events spin out of control
into chaos, unintended consequences, and blowback.
Tuesday, 9/18: Gary Johnson Rally with Judge Napolitano and
Daily Paul - Gary Johnson Rally sponsored by the New York
University Libertarians coming up Tuesday, September 18, 2012 —
12:00pm until 2:00pm EDT. Speaking along with Gary Johnson will
be Jesse Ventura Judge Andrew Napolitano and others.
October surprise to Carterize Obama
Webster Tarpley - The film in question was obviously designed as
a provocation and nothing else.... Persuasive evidence
suggests... we are dealing with an ambitious international
intelligence operation aimed at creating an October Surprise (a
few weeks early) to shock world and US public opinion for the
purpose of discrediting and “Carterizing” the current tenant of
the White House, and installing Netanyahu’s friend Mitt Romney
in his place.
How QE3 Will Make The Wealthy Even Wealthier While Causing
Living Standards To Fall For The Rest Of Us
Economic Collapse - This time the Federal Reserve is focused on
buying mortgage-backed securities. Yes, the same financial
garbage that helped cause the last crisis. The Fed plans to
gobble up tens of billions of dollars of that trash every month
from now on.... So this is going to be a huge windfall for some
people, and that does not include us. Not a single penny of this
40 billion dollars a month will go directly into our hands. The
theory is that it will “filter down” to us eventually.
In Prosecutors, Debt Collectors Find a Partner. Government Allow
Creditors to Use Their Stationary
Ny Times - [The letters] bear the seal and signature of the
local district attorney’s office. But there is a catch: the
letters are from debt-collection companies, which the
prosecutors allow to use their letterhead. In return, the
companies try to collect not only the unpaid check, but also
high fees from debtors for a class on budgeting and financial
responsibility, some of which goes back to the district
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: New faces join OWS in second phase’
Press TV - “There are a lot of old faces that are coming back
and a lot of new faces, people that have never been on the
streets before”, said Amin Hussain in a phone interview with the
U.S. Desk on Sunday.... On Sunday, the Daily Mail reported that
at least 51 protesters were arrested in New York as hundreds of
protesters clashed with the NYPD marching through Lower
Manhattan, the birthplace of the movement. According to
occupyarrests.com, at least 7,435 protesters have been arrested
in 120 different cities around the U.S. as of September 15,
* Related Article:
NY police seize 35 OWS marchers
U.S.A. Privatizes National Forests
Courthouse News - The U.S. Forest Service lets private companies
charge people for using undeveloped public lands, in violation
of federal law, an Oregon nonprofit claims in Federal Court.
Lead plaintiff BARK clams the Forest Service's grants to
concessionaires violates the Federal Lands Recreation
Even Slightly Elevated Blood Sugar Decreases Brain Size
Natural Society - New research published in this month’s issues
of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of
Neurology, finds that people with elevated blood sugar levels
that fall even on the higher end of the normal range are at a
greater risk for brain shrinkage related to diseases like
TSA naked body scanners could prove extra harmful to women with
(NaturalNews) According to the fresh data, women with BRCA who
are exposed to diagnostic scans that emit ionizing radiation --
this includes naked body scanners at the airport -- have a
significantly heightened risk of developing cancer. Dr. Flora E.
van Leeuwen, Ph.D., from the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI)
in Amsterdam and her colleagues evaluated a series of data on
cancer rates with respect to diagnostic scans like mammograms
that blast women's chests with ionizing radiation, and found
that any diagnostic use of radiation before age 30 increases
breast cancer risk by 90 percent among carriers of BRCA1 and
Plant phytonutrients shown to alter genes that halt cancer
(NaturalNews) A research team from Washington State University
has published the result of a study in the journal, Cancer and
Metastasis Reviews to explain how more than 40 plant-based
compounds have been identified that can turn on genes known to
slow the spread of cancer. This is an especially significant
finding because the spread of cancer is most often what makes
the disease fatal. The authors note that this study reinforces a
rapidly growing body of research showing that diet, nutrients
and plant-based chemicals are opening many new avenues of attack
against this dreaded killer disease.
Omega-3 fats from dietary sources lower risk of developing
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Columbia University Medical
Center in New York have published the result of their work
demonstrating the close relationship between Omega-3 fats, blood
saturation levels of amyloid proteins and risk of developing
Alzheimer's disease in the prestigious journal, Neurology. The
study confirms that lower blood levels of a protein related to
Alzheimer's disease (amyloid-beta plaque) can protect against
memory problems, mild cognitive decline, and progression to
Alzheimer's disease in many cases.
Powerful Healing Properties of 5 Common Household Organic Spices
Natural Society - It’s a wonder people spend billions of dollars
on woefully ineffective and even harmful pharmaceuticals when
our own spice racks contain so much natural healing power. And
now, many recent studies back the millennia-old claims that
spices have powerful healing properties. Here are 5 organic
spices possessing amazing healing properties to bolster your
well-being and protect you from illness and disease.
Acrylamide Increases Women's Breast Cancer Risk
Green Med Info - Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society
Research Center in Copenhagen have determined that acrylamide
consumption – found with higher amounts in fried and grilled
foods - significantly increases the risk of breast cancer among
US accused of creating three more computer super-viruses
RT - Two independent teams of researchers studying the Flame
computer virus believe that the maker of the malware — all but
certain to be the United States — has architected three
additional programs to conduct clandestine cyberwar or
espionage. Both Symantec Corp of the United States and Kaspersky
Lab of Russia acknowledged on Monday that their research of
Flame has led them to believe that whoever had a role in
creating that virus has also put their efforts behind three
other similar programs.
White House doesn’t address privacy concerns in cybersecurity
executive order draft
RT - A copy of the cybersecurity executive order currently being
written by the Obama administration has been leaked to the Web,
and the contents do little to calm the fears of those who
suspected their privacy concerns wouldn’t be considered.
Grid News - Being different is difficult. People look at you,
judge you, and question your motives and actions. They may
ridicule you and never be able to understand some of the choices
you make. Some people are so afraid of being different that they
continually focus on ways to blend in and be ‘normal’. But, who
defines normal? And how do we know that their definition of
normal is the right one?
NYT publishes cartoon video depicting Obamney
The Gregory Brothers present a video game-inspired musical mash-up of
President Obama and Mitt Romney's speeches from the recent nominating
Today in History - Monday - September 17, 2012
Happy Constitution Day!!!
1778 - The United States signed its first treaty with a Native American
tribe, the Delaware Nation.
1787 - The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by
delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
1796 - U.S. President George Washington's Farewell Address was read
before the U.S. Congress.
1862 - The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War.
More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel advance
was ended with heavy losses to both armies.
1911 - The first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P.
Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, CA.
1920 - The American Professional Football Association was formed in
Canton, OH. It was the precursor to the National Football League (NFL).
1930 - Construction on Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, began in
Black Canyon, near Las Vegas, NV.
1937 - At Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln's face was dedicated.
1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on
1944 - Operation "Market Garden" was launched by Allied paratroopers
during World War II. The landing point was behind German lines in the
1947 - The first U.S. Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, was
sworn in to office.
1953 - The Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA, successfully
separated Siamese twins. Carolyn Anne and Catherine Anne Mouton were
connected at the waist when born.
1962 - U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil A. Armstrong
and eight others as new astronauts.
1976 - NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, CA.
1984 - 9,706 immigrants became naturalized citizens when they were sworn
in by U.S. Vice-President George Bush in Miami, FL. It was the largest
group to become U.S. citizens.
1988 - Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril declared himself president of Haiti after
President Henri Hamphy was ousted.
1991 - The United Nations General Assembly opened its 46th session. The
new members were Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North and South Korea,
Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.
1992 - Lawrence Walsh called a halt to his probe of the Iran-Contra
scandal. The investigation had lasted 5 1/2 years.
1995 - Hong Kong held its last legislative election before being taken
over by China in 1997.
1997 - Northern Ireland's main Protestant party joined in peace talks.
It was the first time that all of the major players had come together.
1998 - The United States government offered a reward for the capture of
Haroun Fazil for his role in the U.S. bombing in Kenya on August 7,
1998 - The U.S. announced a plan that would compensate victims in the
Kenya and Tanzania U.S. Embassy bombings on August 7, 1998.
4 US soldiers die in weekend 'insider' attacks in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan police officer turned his gun on
NATO troops at a remote checkpoint in the south of the country before
dawn Sunday, killing four American troops, according to Afghan and
international officials. It was the third attack by Afghan forces or
insurgents disguised in military uniforms against international forces
in as many days, killing eight troops in all.
VIDEO: Video Purports To Show US Ambassador Dragged From Benghazi
Breitbart - Various tipsters have offered differing interpretations of
what they hear and witness on this video.... The validity of the video
and the accuracy of the description of the events it depicts are still
under investigation, but through Twitter and Facebook the video has
already taken a life of its own.
There is no U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or any U.S. Representative of any
sort in Benghazi Libya
(WARNING: Explicit language) Jim Stone - Here is the link to the
Department of State web site, with a complete list of All U.S.
embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions world wide.
http://www.usembassy.gov There is one in Libya, obviously in
Tripoli. And I will state right now that I have that Embassy page saved
and captured, in case someone decides to bury this by faking Benghazi in
for a while.
Man saved by vitamin C to lead protest at corrupt Auckland Hospital
(NaturalNews) A New Zealand dairy farmer who overcame life-threatening
pneumonia using intravenous vitamin C injections is staging a protest at
the hospital that wanted to kill him rather than administer the
unconventional treatment. On September 15 from 12-2 p.m., Allan Smith
will protest Auckland Hospital's continued refusal to recognize
intravenous vitamin C injections as a legitimate treatment protocol for
serious illness, despite the fact that peer-reviewed science has
repeatedly proven its efficacy.
Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an
London Telegraph - An armada of US and British naval power is massing in
the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive
strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme. Battleships,
aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are
converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an
unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of
war.... The exercise is being showcased as the biggest air defence war
game in the Islamic Republic’s history, and will be its most visible
response yet to the prospect of an Israeli military strike.
Pentagon prepares to drop the hammer on anti-US Muslim riots?
RT - The US has deployed military teams to respond to unrest in 17 or 18
locations in Muslim nations that are of strategic interest to
Pentagon.... Panetta did not offer further details on the statement, but
the magazine quoted a US defense official who confirmed that the
Pentagon has deployed 100 Marines to Libya, Tripoli and Yemen, and is
also considering whether to send 50 soldiers to Sudan.
closes consular services in Yemen
Press TV - The U.S. embassy in Yemen has suspended all consular services
for two weeks, the mission said in a statement on its website, after
four people were killed in violent anti-American protests in Sanaa. The
statement, published Saturday, said the embassy will be "closed for all
consular services through September 29," warning citizens of the
"potential" for protests near the mission.
VIDEO: Australian police tear gas anti-US demonstrators in Sydney
RT - Hundreds of demonstrators threw projectiles at officers outside the
US consulate in Sydney, shouting “Down, down USA,” AFP reported.
Protesters waved banners calling for the beheading of those who insulted
the Prophet Mohammed, news outlet the Australian reported.
Porn director pegged as man who shot now-infamous anti-Islam film
RT - According to the cast and crew of "The Innocence of Muslims," the
man previously thought to have directed it – Nakoula Basseley Nakoula –
was just the producer. The moviemaker, it turns out, is known for his
work in soft-core porn.
* Related Article:
Alleged creator of infamous anti-Muslim film questioned...
American killed in Libya was on State Department intelligence operation
RT - One of the four Americans killed in Libya earlier this week when an
American diplomatic mission was stormed on September 11 had been
deployed by the US State Department on an intelligence gathering
operation to find and destroy dangerous weapons.... Glen Doherty, a
42-year-old former Navy SEAL, told ABC News only one month before his
death that he had been contracted by the State Department to travel
overseas in an effort to locate and eliminate MANPADS shoulder-fired
VIDEO: Mass protest in Spain against ‘authoritarian’ austerity
RT - Some 50,000 protesters converged in waves in the center of the
Spanish capital, blowing whistles and waving banners that read, “they
are destroying the country, we must stop them.” Representatives from
over 230 civic and professional organizations also turned out to express
anger at the new measures, amid cries of “lies!” and “enough!”... The
Spanish government’s austerity measures will cut an estimated 102
billion euros ($126.5 billion) from the budget, and are to be introduced
before 2014 with the aim of reducing the country’s deficit and avoiding
an EU bailout.
Patient dies after surgeon takes lunch break during kidney operation
(NaturalNews) A Swedish man who last year was admitted to the hospital
to have a tumor removed from his kidney is now dead, not because of the
tumor or the procedure, but because his anesthetist and nurse decided to
take their lunch breaks right in the middle of the operation. Sweden's
The Local reports that the 72-year-old man was left alone with no
attending physicians while at Skaraborg Hospital in Lidkoping, during
which time he was deprived of oxygen for at least eight minutes before
suffering irreversible brain damage.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Obama Administration Refuses To Tell Judge If NDAA is
Being Illegally Enforced
Reality Check Obama Administration Refuses To Tell Judge If NDAA
is Being Illegally Enforced.
Costliest nuke arsenal overhaul in US
Press TV - The U.S. government plans to undertake the costliest
modernization of its nuclear arsenal in history, The Washington
Post reported. The newspaper said there is no official price
estimate for the effort to upgrade and maintain the 5,113
warheads in the inventory, replace old delivery systems and
renovate the aging nuclear facilities. But a study this summer
by the Stimson Center, a Washington think-tank, estimated costs
would be at least $352 billion over the coming decade, the
More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS. Who are the
Activist Post - First on the agenda is the .223 rifle
ammunition. Just a measly 40 million rounds in the first year,
and another 160 million rounds in the following four years.
200,00 million rounds in total. You know, just enough to make
you cringe thinking that some government office that is not
military has more ammunition than you do. The .223 caliber round
is a decent hunting round, but those are not the rounds to be
concerned about. The .308 rounds should have you a bit
concerned. Quite a bit concerned.
Texas Posse Hunting for Halliburton’s Missing Radioactive Device
Bloomberg Sep 14, 2012 - FBI officials working with the Texas
Department of Transportation questioned three employees who were
unable to locate the device this week after it went missing on a
130-mile (209-kilometer) route from Pecos to Odessa, according
to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission incident report today.... A
National Guard unit based in Austin sent a three-person team
with detection gear yesterday to assist local officials, said
Amy Cook, a spokeswoman for the Guard.
TV Networks Will Be Asked to Boost ObamaCare In Plots of Their
newsbusters.org - Hollywood, an industry whose major players
have been supportive of President Obama and his agenda, will be
tapped. Plans are being discussed to pitch a reality television
show about “the trials and tribulations of families living
without medical coverage,” according to the Ogilvy plan. The
exchange will also seek to have prime-time television shows,
like “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Univision telenovelas,
weave the health care law into their plots.
Producer of ‘Pink Slime’ Textured Beef Suing ABC and ABC News
Washington Post - The largest U.S. producer of “pink slime” —
once widely found in fast-food burgers, supermarkets and the
federal school lunch program — filed a defamation lawsuit
Thursday against the network, claiming it went on a campaign
that cost Beef Products $400 million. Anchor Diane Sawyer and
reporters Jim Avila and David Kerley are also named as
Mom Arrested For Letting Child Play Outside
Courthouse News Service - Police falsely arrested a mother for
“child endangerment” after a neighbor reported that she had
abandoned her children by letting them ride scooters in the
street, the mom claims in court. Tammy Cooper sued her neighbor
Shelley Fuller, the city of La Porte Police Department and one
unidentified officer, in Federal Court.
YouTube: Ron Paul Live At LPAC On The Jerry Doyle Show
Sep 14, 2012 - Ron Paul stopped by for a few minutes to talk
with Jerry Doyle at LPAC.
Jesse Benton Responds: Why I joined Mitch McConnell’s team
Daily Paul - By Jesse Benton - Of course, as a budding young
politico, I had followed Sen. McConnell for more than a decade.
I respected his achievements and understood his importance, but
it was that day that I was first allowed an inside look at the
man who led my party in the United States Senate...
Bad Omen: Egan-Jones Slashes U.S. Credit Rating in Response to
Kurt Nimmo - Fed has long-term plan to devalue the dollar and
impoverish the American people. On Friday, the independent and
nationally recognized statistical rating organization lowered
“the U.S. government to ‘AA-’ from ‘AA,’ citing its opinion that
quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S.
economy and the country’s credit quality,” CNBC reported.
VIDEO: Marc Faber: "Fed Will Destroy The World"
Daily Paul - "Everything will collapse" is the consequence
Gloom, Boom, & Doom's Marc Faber sees from the Fed's latest
'stimulus' (and the fallacy and misconception of how
money-printing can help employment). In a wondrously clarifying
interview on Bloomberg TV this morning, Faber explained why he
was 'happy', since "the asset values of his holdings will go up"
but as a responsible citizen he is worried because "the monetary
policies of the US will destroy the world."
US banks subject of probe
Federal and state authorities are investigating a handful of
major American banks for failing to monitor cash transactions in
and out of their branches, a lapse that may have enabled drug
dealers and criminals to launder tainted money, according to
officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. These
officials say they are beginning one of the most aggressive
crackdowns on money-laundering in decades, intended to send a
signal to the nation’s biggest banks that weak compliance is
US austerity targets would include $129 million for embassy
RT - The White House budget office announced Friday that 2013's
automatic spending cuts will slash $109 billion from federal
spending – including $129 million annually that goes to embassy
protection. Unless Congress implements a plan to reduce the
deficit by $1.2 trillion in the next ten years, automatic
spending cuts will slash federal government funds on January 2 –
affecting US affairs abroad and at home.
Sequester would cut $11 billion from Medicare
The Hill - The Obama administration released its highly
anticipated report Friday on the effects of sequestration — a
blunt-force budget-cutting tool that Congress created when it
raised the country's debt ceiling. The sequester would make deep
cuts to defense spending as well as domestic programs. Medicare
payments to doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers
would take an across-the-board 2 percent cut. That would come
out to roughly $11 billion, according to the administration's
Ron Paul Stands up for Free Speech in 410 to 3 Vote as House
Passes Stolen Valor Act
policymic.com - Ron Paul will no doubt receive criticism for his
vote Thursday against the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a
federal crime to lie about having served in the U.S. military in
order to “obtain something of value.” A previous version enacted
into law was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, after
justices deemed the law too vague and all-encompassing. So in
response, Congress has recalibrated the legislation to address
the court’s concerns, and the new Stolen Valor Act passed the
House of Representatives by a vote of 410 to 3. Voting with Paul
against the bill were Democrat George Miller of California and
Republican Justin Amash of Michigan.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Twitter hands over Occupy protester’s tweets to NY judge
RT - Twitter has delivered prosecutors in New York with a record
of tweets sent by one of its users arrested last year during an
Occupy Wall Street protest after being threatened in court with
hefty fines if they didn’t comply.... On behalf of both Harris
and Twitter, attorneys for the defense fought unsuccessfully to
protect the tweets from being handed over. Last month, the
social networking site filed an appeal to the order, arguing,
“Twitter users own their Tweets and should have the right to
fight invalid government requests.”
VIDEO: 'Housing at risk if debt not addressed’
Press TV - If the Unites States fails to manage the national
debt crisis, the housing market could be hit again by a second
wave of low prices, says Philadelphia-based Dave Lindorff.
Investigative Journalist and Founder of This can't be happening.
“If the Congress … can’t resolve the issues of dealing with the
debt, then there would be a massive cut automatically … in the
federal budget which would kick the country back into recession,
according to the most economists,” he told the U.S. Desk on
Power Company to Customer: Smart Meter or No Power at All
Intel Hub - Nevada Energy Sends Three Armed Men to Disconnect
Woman’s Power After She ‘Opts Out’. A woman living near Las
Vegas has been living without power for more than a month
because the electric utility, Nevada Energy, refuses to give its
customers the choice to retain an analog style electrical meter.
Deer-killing virus spreading across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says
a viral disease has spread to deer populations across much of
Nebraska. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease spreads from deer to
deer by the bite of a small insect known as a midge. Game and
Parks says the virus is suspected in the reported deaths of more
than 2,200 Nebraska deer this year.
VIDEO: Rare Spider Found in Texas Shuts Down $15M Construction
Fox News - Donat said the construction project near Highway 151
and Wiseman Road, which began in April, will be put on hold
indefinitely as U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials and the Federal
Highway Administration consider ways to proceed. The project
became subject to the Endangered Species Act once the rare
spider was discovered, he said.
Six of the best foods for diabetics
(NaturalNews) There are two forms of diabetes: Type one and type
two. Both types involve imbalanced blood sugar and insulin
issues. Insulin is the hormone that helps convert glucose into
the cellular energy that's needed for the cells to metabolize
All Natural Stevia Plant: A Scrutinized Solution for Diabetes
Natural Society - If you’re a diabetic, then you've experienced
how hard life can be knowing that the sweetest cake or cookie
could dramatically harm you. But there is a new solution to the
potentially deadly desire. An all natural sweetener, Stevia, is
shown to not only be an alternative sweetener for diabetics.
An Apple A Day
(NaturalNews) If organically grown, all the vital health
benefits are located right under the skin of the apple. If
conventionally grown all the detrimental pesticides, herbicides
and cancer causing sulfites are located right under the skin of
the apple. So, should you choose to eat a conventionally grown
apple, you must peel the skin off the apple first and just eat
the flesh of the apple, which contains very little nutritional
value. Personally, I would rather not choose to eat a
conventionally grown apple.
Proven to kill cancer cells without destroying your immune
(NaturalNews) An alternative to chemotherapy can be found in
natural compounds that can kill cancer cells without destroying
the healthy cells that are essential for recovery. It is an
effect called "selective cytotoxicity." The result is a
targeted, intelligent cancer treatment that doesn't hinder the
body's ability to fight cancer. One particular compound is found
in pineapple stems, called bromelain. A study published in the
Journal Planta Medica discovered that bromelain treated cancer
in an animal study better than the chemotherapy drug
5-fluorauracil. The effect of bromelian was superior to that of
5-fluorouracil by approximately 263 percent, compared to the
Big Pharma pushes doctors to overprescribe drugs, study finds
(NaturalNews) Consider these statistics: almost half of all
Americans are currently diagnosed with a chronic condition and
40 percent of those older than 60 taking five or more
medications. Is it really possible that many people in the U.S.
have illnesses that need to be treated with multiple drugs? This
question obviously raises issues about the nature of the
relationship between the expanding definition of chronic illness
and the explosion of prescription drug use in the U.S. -- issues
Michigan State University anthropologist Linda M. Hunt, PhD.,
decided to research.
The government's demonic strategy against parents of autistic
(NaturalNews) VICP was created in 1988, through an agreement
between the US government and pharmaceutical companies, to
funnel all law suits for damage away from those companies, and
into a bureaucratic maze of government madness, where the
parents' chances of compensation are minimal, where the deck is
most assuredly stacked against them.... "If your vaccine-damaged
child has been diagnosed with any of the following medical
conditions, you may be able to win financial support. If not,
you're out of luck." Autism isn't on the list. Here is the
Ancient Egyptian scrolls document natural herbs and holistic
medicine that saved lives and cured disease
(NaturalNews) Herbs played a huge role in Egyptian medicine.
Proof comes from burial sites, tombs and underground temples
where archeologists have found extensive sets of medical
documents and scrolls, including the Ebers Papyrus, the Edwin
Smith Papyrus, the Hearst Papyrus, and the London Medical
Papyrus, which contained the earliest documented awareness of
tumors. The most famous plant - medicine "encyclopedia" is the
Ebers Papyrus, a 110 page scroll which rolls out to be about 20
Cholesterol: It’s All Good
Green Med Info - You’ve heard it repeatedly: there are two kinds
of cholesterol: the good high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the
“bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now a researcher at Texas
A&M University has come to the defense of LDL and says that even
it may not be so bad after all. In fact, the more you have in
your blood, the better you're able to build muscle during
VIDEO: The Mosquito Wars: West Nile Virus Nano Vaccine Patch
Activist Post - The mainstream prestitutes are working overtime
helping big pharma prepare the masses for a new type of product
that will surely be coming to a future near you. The West Nile
Virus is currently being pushed in the public lexicon for one
purpose and one purpose only “product placement”... Say hello to
the West Nile Virus vaccine micro patch being developed out of
9 Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Stretch Marks
Natural Society - Up to 90% of women develop stretch marks to
some degree during the course of pregnancy, although stretch
marks commonly occur on thighs and the butt as well. It isn't
terribly easy to get rid of stretch marks, but a number of home
remedies for stretch marks do exist that will lessen their
Your Hearing Loss may be a Result of Common Painkillers
Activist Post - Women taking household painkillers like
ibuprofin and acetaminophen (found in many pain relievers) may
experience hearing loss over time, according to researchers at
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The environmental benefits of grass-fed, pasture-rotated cattle
(NaturalNews) Ever since the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
blamed livestock for 18% of the world's man-made greenhouse-gas
emissions in a 2006 report, the globalists, always looking to use the
environmental movement as a power-grabbing scheme, have used the report
to further their war against eating meat. They play 'good-cop' against
the giant factory-farming operations whose practices actually do harm to
the environment and the health of consumers who eat their antibiotic and
hormone laden fare - always posturing but never really doing anything of
value. Meanwhile, the real solution remains largely ignored.
Today in History - Friday - September 14, 2012
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of a
misdemeanor charge. Two weeks earlier Burr had been found innocent of
1812 - Moscow was set on fire by Russians after Napoleon Bonaparte's
1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem
originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the
British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The
song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.
1847 - U.S. forces took control of Mexico City under the leadership of
General Winfield Scott.
1899 - In New York City, Henry Bliss became the first automobile
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted
by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42, succeeded
1938 - The VS-300 made its first flight. The craft was based on the
helicopter technology patented by Igor Sikorsky.
1940 - The Selective Service Act was passed by the U.S. Congress
providing the first peacetime draft in the United States.
1948 - In New York, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of
the United Nations' world headquarters.
1959 - Luna II, a Soviet space probe, became the first man-made object
on the moon when it crashed on the surface.
1975 - Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first
1983 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 416-0 in a resolution
condemning the Soviet Union for the shooting down of a Korean jet on
1998 - Israel announced that they had successfully tested its Arrow-2
missile defense system. The system successfully destroyed a simulated
1999 - Disney World closed down for the first time in its 28-year
history. The closure was due to Hurricane Floyd heading for Florida.
2001 - The FBI released the names of the 19 suspected hijackers that had
taken part in the September 11 terror attacks on the U.S.
US terror drone attack kills 4 Afghans
Press TV - At least four people have been killed in a fresh US
assassination drone attack in the eastern Afghanistan province of
Laghman. Washington claims that its terror drone strikes target
militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of
the attacks. The United Nations has called the attacks targeted killings
that flout international law.
Pakistanis stage three protests against anti-Islam film
Press TV - Reports indicate that at least three demonstrations are
currently underway in Pakistan, protesting against a blasphemous US-made
anti-Islam movie. The American film in which the prophet of Islam
Mohammad (PBUH) has been insulted, sparked outrage throughout the Muslim
World from Africa all the way to the Far East. Muslims have become
infuriated at the United States for allowing the production of the
sacrilegious video. The film is blatantly intended to depict Islam as an
Reports: Marines Not Permitted Live Ammo
freebeacon.com - Pentagon denies reports on Marine blogs that U.S.
embassy did not authorize service members to carry ammo.... Pentagon Lt.
Col. Chris Hughes told the outlet: “The ambassador and RSO (Regional
Security Officer) have been completely and appropriately engaged with
the security situation. No restrictions on weapons or weapons status
have been imposed. This information comes from the Det Commander at
AMEMB (American Embassy) Cairo.” The statement came in response to
reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were
not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition.
US envoy leaves Cairo amid protests
Press TV - The US ambassador to Egypt has left Cairo amid raging
protests in the north African nation against the anti-Islam movie
produced by an Israeli-American in the United States.
Guatemala volcano erupts outside tourist center, officials order 33,000
Washington Post - A long-simmering volcano exploded with a series of
powerful eruptions outside one of Guatemala’s most famous tourist
attractions on Thursday, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two miles
(three kilometers) high, spewing rivers of lava down its flanks and
prompting evacuation orders for more than 33,000 people from surrounding
Iran strike must be bigger than Afghan/Iraqi ops combined - report
Only a US operation bigger than the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan
combined can stop Iran from its alleged pursuit of a nuclear bomb, a new
military report said. Such action, however, risks igniting all-out war
in the Middle East.... The AP received an advance copy of the document,
set to be released on Thursday, and reported that the analysis assessed
the risks of a possible invasion of Iran, but provided no overall
conclusion or recommended course of action.
US Taxpayers Spend More on Israeli Defense Than Israeli Taxpayers, Says
Former IDF Official
antiwar.com - In an apparent reference to the public spat between the
United States and Israel, former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told
the Calcalist conference on Tuesday that preserving strong ties with the
United States is an Israeli security necessity. “We must preserve ties
with the United States. I believe this is a security necessity,” he
said. In the past three years, he noted, US taxpayers have contributed
more to the Israeli defense budget than Israeli taxpayers.
VIDEO: Is Muhammad Movie a Contrived Fraud?
Paul Joseph Watson - The movie itself – or the 14 minutes of it which
have been released – is also highly suspect. Actors involved in filming
were told “they were appearing in a film about the life of a generic
Egyptian 2,000 years ago.” Following the attack on the U.S. Consulate in
Benghazi, all 80 cast members put out a joint statement stating that
they were misled by the producer.
* Related RT Article:
Law enforcement confirms convicted fraudster behind anti-Muslim movie
‘US, Zionists prime anti-Islam suspects’
Press TV - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali
Khamenei has slammed the antagonistic policies of Zionism and the US as
the root cause of the recent production of an American movie desecrating
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Ayatollah Khamenei issued a message on Thursday
following the anti-Islam move. The full text of the message follows...
IMF official sees third bailout for Greece
Market Watch - "Greece will require additional financing, which may take
the form either of Official Sector Involvement or of additional loans,
hopefully on more favorable terms," Thanos Catsambas, an alternate
executive director, who represents Greece at the IMF's board, said in an
Chinese ships breach Japan’s naval border
RT - Six Chinese ships have entered Japanese waters near a group of
disputed islets claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo, refusing to follow
the Japanese coast guard's orders to vacate its territorial waters....
This is the latest in a series of diplomatic rows between China and
Japan centered on control of the Senkaku, or Diaoyu in Mandarin,
Germany under fire over US nukes
Press TV - The German opposition parties have expressed outrage that in
addition to putting off plans to have the atomic weapons removed, the
Berlin government has agreed to modernize them. Social Democratic Party
criticized the ruling Christian Democrats of Chancellor Angela Merkel
for keeping and planning to modernize the nukes in the European Union’s
most populated state.
Big Brother or Peeping Tom? UK Installs CCTV in School Bathrooms,
RT - Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and
changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey
reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s
findings.... A total of 825 cameras were installed in the bathrooms and
changing rooms of 207 different schools across England, Scotland and
Wales, according to data provided by more than 2,000 schools. It remains
unclear where in the bathrooms and changing rooms the cameras are
located, who watches the footage and whether any pupils were recorded
US and China Caught Secretly Testing GMO Rice on Children
Anthony Gucciardi - Instead of putting genetically modified foods
through proper trials as consumers have been demanding for years, it
appears the United States Department of Agriculture in alliance with the
Chinese government have instead chosen to secretly test their latest GMO
rice on young Chinese children. What’s particularly interesting is the
fact that the agencies decided they even needed to test the rice, after
claiming that GMO rice and all other GM creations are virtually
identical to natural foods
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Reality Check: Does Libya Attack Change U.S. Foreign
Policy Moving Forward?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at whether past failures in
Libya will alter U.S. plans for Syria.
New York City officially limits super-sized sodas
Raw Story - The New York City Health Board on Thursday imposed a
limited ban on super-sized soda drinks that Mayor Michael
Bloomberg blames for fueling an obesity crisis. The ban, hotly
opposed by soft drinks manufacturers but hailed by health
campaigners, was first proposed by Bloomberg and Thursday’s
formal approval was not considered a surprise.
House Votes to Kill Fourth Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to
extend amendments added in 2008 to the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s
Amendments Act (FAA) in essence reduces the Fourth Amendment to
a nullity. The unconstitutional extension passed by a vote of
301 to 118. 111 Democrats and seven Republicans voted no. The
amendments allow the government to electronically intercept
domestic phone calls, emails and other communications without
going to a court and obtaining a search warrant.
Texas 4th graders forced to draw 9/11 attacks
Press TV - According to KDBC, the fourth graders were told
specifically to "draw the boom clouds, the planes hitting the
towers, and people jumping out of windows." That's something
that kids should get in trouble for drawing," parent Ivie
Gremillion told KFOX-TV. "That's people being murdered,
committing suicide." Student drawings portrayed the
heart-wrenching images, some with speech bubbles saying, "help,"
"I love you" and "one way ticket to heaven." Gremillion tells
KFOX-TV that the classroom teacher also told her students that
"the Afghans did this because they hate all of us and want to
kill all of us."
Detained in America
Daily Paul - “Am I being detained?” Powerful words. I was on a
Greyhound this morning after a 12 hour trip and was really
looking forward to getting off the bus. As we pulled up to the
terminal, my final destination, I saw a couple of uniformed
figures headed toward the bus. The driver announced we should
all keep our seats. One guy in some kind of security service
uniform and a city cop climbed on and said that in an effort to
curb drugs and money smuggling they wanted us to get off one by
one, set down our carry-ons and step away while they let a dog
sniff it. Then they asked if there any questions.
YouTube: Ron Paul 'Open-Ended Fed Policy Isn't Going to Work'
Fox News - 9/13/12 - Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on the Federal
Reserve's actions to help boost the economy.
VIDEO: Ron Paul: We're Creating New Money Out of Thin Air
Bloomberg TV - Texas Representative Ron Paul discusses his
reaction to Federal stimuli.
What If November Changes Nothing?
Andrew P. Napolitano - What if the principal parties’ candidates
for president really agree more than they disagree? What if they
both support the authority of the federal government to spy on
Americans without search warrants? What if they both support
confining foreigners, uncharged and untried, in Guantanamo Bay?
What if they both believe the president can arrest without
charge and confine without trial any American he hates or fears?
What if they both believe in secret courts...
PHOTOS: TSA Checkpoint At Mitt Romney Political Event
Paul Joseph Watson - Photos sent to us via email show TSA
screeners rifling through personal possessions at a Mitt Romney
political event, including one ludicrous image of a TSA officer
checking inside a baseball cap, illustrating again how the
federal agency has expanded not only outside of the airport but
outside of transportation entirely.
VIDEO: Republicrats Exploit Elderly Dem Delegate Who Lamely
Kurt Nimmo - During the DNC, New York delegate Julia Rodriguez
said she’d like to kill Romney. Rodriguez, who is originally
from Puerto Rico, is obviously not a threat to Romney.... Glenn
Beck’s website made a big deal about it. The video posted below
became an immediate classic for polarized Republicans who
enthusiastically engage in the ongoing and apparently endless
left versus right political charade that claims a difference
between Democrats and Republicans. Of course, there is very
little difference, not that you could tell if you read The Blaze
or watch MSNBC.
QE3: Helicopter Ben Bernanke Unleashes An All-Out Attack On The
Economic Collapse - In the coming months, hundreds of billions
of dollars that the Federal Reserve has zapped into existence
out of nothing will be injected into our financial system. So
what will happen to all of this new money? If banks and
financial institutions use that money to make loans then it
could have somewhat of a positive impact on the economy in the
short-term. However, the truth is that it isn't as if banks are
hurting for cash to loan out. In fact, right now banks are
already sitting on $1.6 trillion in excess reserves. Just like
with the first two rounds of quantitative easing, a lot of the
money from QE3 will likely end up being put on the shelf.
Gold Sees Surge as Fed Announces ‘Unlimited QE’
Infowars.com - After holding steady at above $1,700 this past
week, gold’s price per ounce has surged close to $40 in response
to the announcement of QE3, which allows the Federal Reserve to
buy up “$85 billion in new assets, including $40 billion
mortgage-backed securities every month until the end of the
YouTube: Federal Reserve Braces for Nationwide Protests Sept 22
Reality Report - Americans have had enough of the Federal
Reserve with its Backroom Bailouts and devaluing of the US
Dollar. This September 22 Americans directly affected by the
FED's polices will stage Rallies for Sound Money for the 4th
straight year. Find your group at
Tax Returns Prepared Through IRS's Volunteer Assistance Program
had 51% Error Rate
Taxprof Blog - The accuracy rates of tax returns prepared for
our auditors at IRS Volunteer Program sites increased from 39%
in the 2011 Filing Season to 49% in the 2012 Filing Season.
Three of 16 tax topics tested contributed the most errors—the
deductions for Educator Expenses, IRA contributions, and small
Are experimental vaccines for soldiers causing premature aging?
(NaturalNews) The research is preliminary and the results
inconclusive, but scientists believe several factors are related
to repeated exposure to combat conditions could be causing
premature aging among many of our nation's veterans, though some
believe the cause could be much more sinister.
$1.5B lawsuit: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant isn't secure
poughkeepsiejournal.com - Indian Point’s new perimeter security
system crashes regularly and the nuclear power plant routinely
fails anti-terrorism drills, a security lieutenant at the plant
claims in a $1.52 billion lawsuit. Clifton “Skip” Travis Jr. is
suing plant owner Entergy, claiming that its emphasis on profits
over security led to the installation of the new monitoring
system without adequate training. He said he has been kept out
of work for months because of his criticism of the company’s
handling of security issues, including complaints to state and
Quakes increasing near sinkhole
assumptionla.com - There has been reported increased seismic
activity in the Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou area. This activity is
not the sharp tremors that were occurring prior to the
development of the sinkhole; however, indications show (through
monitors set up by USGS) that seismic activity has been
occurring NW of the sinkhole and it’s unknown at this time what
this may mean. USGS is continuously monitoring this activity.
Green tea catechins shown to shrink cancerous tumors in humans
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Strathclyde in
Scotland, publishing in the journal Nanomedicine have determined
that EGCG extracted from green tea could be a powerful weapon in
treatments for tackling cancer. The scientists developed a
proprietary method for delivering the natural compound directly
to tumor cells and found that nearly two-thirds of the tumors it
was delivered to either shrank or disappeared within one month.
The treatment displayed no side effects to normal tissues.
What vitamins to buy; stop throwing your money away
(NaturalNews) Do you currently buy your vitamins at the local
grocery store, bulk club store, pharmacy, etc? More than likely,
you are not getting what you paid for and are doing more harm
than good. What to avoid: Beware of the term "other
ingredients," these can include: talc, dyes, sodium benzoate,
methylcellulose, carnauba wax, silicon/titanium dioxide, animal
parts, and artificial ingredients.
Micronutrient deficiencies can cause DNA damage
NaturalNews) All of us, identical twins excepted, are
genetically unique. Of course, everyone's genes encode all the
proteins needed for life, but the sum total of all our
biochemical processes varies considerably from person to person.
One of the consequences of this genetically determined
biochemical individuality is that different people have
quantitatively different needs for the nutritionally important
minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, etc.
Chemical exposure from common household products linked to heart
disease, study finds
(NaturalNews) They cannot be seen with the naked eye, and most
people do not even know they exist. But perfluorinated chemicals
are hiding in all sorts of common consumer products, from the
pans you cook with and the clothes you wear, to the paper
products you write on and the foods you eat. And a new study
published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has found
that such chemicals may be linked to causing cardiovascular
disease (CVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning Rates Household Cleaners A-to-F
How many of these vaccine facts do you know?
(NaturalNews) The following series of quotes from authors only
begins to cover the territory of vaccine damage, deception, and
failure. It is nevertheless the start of a history which has
been hidden from the public by corporate media, whose ties to
pharmaceutical interests are infamous.
Antibiotics for Strep Throat Completely Worthless for at Least
70% of Cases
Natural Society - Antibiotics, however, do not target viruses,
which cause the majority of sore throats. What we’re finding is
that antibiotics for strep throat are worthless majority of the
time, and this is only from a mainstream medical perspective....
Rather than relying on harmful antibiotics for strep throat,
consider natural remedies for sore throat or
strep throat treatment. People have been using solutions
like garlic, vitamin C, cayenne pepper, and honey for
generations to prevent and treat strep throat. Perhaps the most
effective home remedy for strep is
apple cider vinegar.
Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer's
Green Med Info - Could the active ingredient in marijuana,
responsible for its characteristic "high," help turn the tide
against the accelerating Alzheimer's epidemic? A remarkable
study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology in 2006,
found that this long vilified plant may contain a compound with
not one, but two therapeutic properties ideal for addressing
both the surface symptom (memory problems) and root cause (brain
plaque) of Alzheimer’s disease.
Hep B Vaccine Causes Liver Disease: Science Shows How
Green Med Info - The science is definitive: The Hepatitis B
vaccine is not only associated with liver disease, it causes it.
The specific harm done is known, clearly documented. Low doses
of the hepatitis B vaccine with aluminum adjuvant results in
loss of mitochondrial integrity, cell death, and apoptosis,
particularly in liver cells.
Chinese-made laptops’ latest feature: Pre-installed viruses
RT - By the time you switch on your fresh-out-of-the-box laptop
for the first time, it may already be infected with dangerous
malware that can either harm you or turn your computer into a
pawn in a criminal cyberwar. This accidental discovery was made
by Microsoft’s digital crimes unit during an investigation into
Chinese computer manufacturers, many of whom are illegally
installing its Windows operating system onto their hardware.
Purina's Inedible Animal Food
Susan Thixton - Pictures speak a thousand words. The following
pictures were provided by one of you wonderful pet food
consumers out there - from a recent trip to Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Right from the Purina plant, "Inedible Animal Food."... To be
fair, all 'inedible' products are not diseased animal parts.
Parts of a slaughtered animal that are not commonly consumed by
humans - such as internal organs (but including intestines)
could also be considered inedible. But significantly important,
federal regulations do not require these types of inedible
products to be "plainly marked inedible". Only diseased animals
or filth contaminated products must be "plainly marked
Aftermath of the AVMA Policy
Susan Thixton - The dust is settling and what we can see is not
pretty. Here is the beginning of the fallout from the AVMA
Policy against the feeding of raw pet food. Irradiation. The
revised AVMA policy pushes the point to "destroy pathogenic
organisms". The policy specifically mentions irradiation.
Free Bees: 9-11's a Lie (Music Video)
Poll: In order to trick the US into war with Iran, Israel will ...
WRH - Reader's comment: *what, no all of the above selection ?
Today in History - Thursday - September 13, 2012
1759 - The French were defeated by the British on the Plains of Abraham
in the final French and Indian War.
1788 - The Constitutional Convention decided that the first federal
election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day
George Washington was elected as the first president of the United
States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national
1789 - The United States Government took out its first loan.
1847 - U.S. forces took the hill Chapultepec during the Mexican-American
1862 - During the American Civil War General Lee's Order No. 191 was
found by federal soldiers in Maryland.
1922 - In El Azizia, Libya, the highest shade temperature was recorded
at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
1943 - Chiang Kai-shek became the president of China.
1948 - The School of Performing Arts opened in New York City. It was the
first public school to specialize in performing arts.
1948 - Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate and became
the first woman to serve in both houses of the U.S. Congress.
1949 - The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed.
1959 - The Soviet Union's Luna 2 became the first space probe to reach
the moon. It was launched the day before.
1971 - In New York, National Guardsmen stormed the Attica Correctional
Facility and put an end to the four-day revolt. A total of 43 people
were killed in the final assault. A committee was organized to
investigate the riot on September 30, 1971.
1977 - The first diesel automobiles were introduced by General Motors.
1981 - U.S. Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig said the U.S. had
physical evidence that Russia and its allies used poisonous biological
weapons in Laos, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
1993 - Israel and Palestine signed their first major agreement.
Palestine was granted limited self-government in the Gaza Strip and in
1994 - U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a $30 billion crime bill into
1998 - The New York Times closed its Web site after hackers added
2001 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the
prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States on September
11, 2001. Limited commercial flights resumed in the U.S. for the first
time in two days.
The Libyans loved him!!! - Suspicious death of Stevens?
US deploying warships to Libyan coast
RT - American officials have said that the Pentagon is sending two
warships toward the coast of Libya, the Associated Press reports.
Earlier, the US announced it was sending 50 Marines to Libya to
reinforce security at American diplomatic facilities. The move comes in
the aftermath of an attack on US the consulate in the eastern city of
Benghazi that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three members of his
staff. The USS Laboon moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and
the USS McFaul is en route to arrive to its destination within days.
New clashes outside US Embassy in Cairo
RT - Egyptian security forces have used tear gas on a raging crowd of
demonstrators near the US Embassy in Cairo. Several dozen people have
reportedly been injured as the police dispersed the stone-throwing
demonstrators. Riot police have managed to push a group of several
hundred protesters back in Cairo's side streets near the embassy.
VIDEO: Marines Sent to Libya After Murder of Ambassador
Fox News - A team of about 50 Marines has been dispatched to Libya and
two Navy guided missile destroyers are being deployed off the cost,
after attacks Tuesday on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi left four
Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador, military officials told
Fox News. Officials said a Marine "fast team" is being sent from the
U.S. Naval base in Rota, Spain. They are expected to go to Tripoli.
According to a U.S. official, there are no U.S. personnel left at the
consulate in Benghazi which was attacked.
YouTube refuses to take down video that caused murder of US ambassador
RT - Even after the killing of an American ambassador in Libya, YouTube
refused to take down the video that enraged Muslims around the world.
Instead it blocked access to the 14-minute clip in the two countries
where American embassies were attacked. Due to an executive decision by
YouTube, Internet users in Egypt and Libya will be unable to access the
video that sparked public outrage in those countries over claims that it
insulted the prophet Muhammad, AP reports.
Officials believe embassy attack in Libya was coordinated
wtop.com - Intelligence experts and U.S. government officials are
starting to view the attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris
Stevens and three others in Benghazi as a coordinated attack.... Several
developments seem to support the possibility. The incident does not
appear to be a random mob scene, but rather an opportunity that
militants seized, sources say. The attackers used a rocket-propelled
grenade, a weapon not traditionally carried by protesters, but commonly
used by terrorists.
VIDEO: Al Qaeda Releases New Video of American Hostage
ABC News - Al Qaeda has released a new video of American hostage Warren
Weinstein delivering a personal message to Israeli Prime Minister
Benyamin Netanyahu. In the video, Weinstein, 71, believed to be held in
the tribal regions along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, appears
healthy and calm, speaking in a soft, controlled manner.
Apple Corp. Allows Forced “One-Child” Pregnancy Screening of Its
Employees in China
New American - The Communist Chinese policy of birth control by coerced
abortions to reduce the birth rate of couples to one child is a very
real and grim fact. LifeSiteNews recently reported the story of Chen
Guangcheng, a dissident who escaped from China and is shining the
spotlight on Apple Corporation, whose employees at factories in China
are compelled to undergo monthly pregnancy tests.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US group issues warning on Iran attack
Press TV - A bipartisan group of ambassadors, retired generals
and foreign policy experts is warning against a U.S. or Israeli
attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. In a paper and letter to be
released Thursday, the group argues that an attack could only
delay Iran's development of a nuclear weapon for up to four
years if it decides to have one. The group includes retired
Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former National Security advisor
Brent Scowcroft and former deputy Secretary of State Richard
Armitage, who served in Republican administrations.
VIDEO: Federal Judge Issues Permanant Injunction Against NDAA
iroots.org 9/12/12 - Today, Judge Forrest permanently enjoined
(prevented) enforcement of a portion of the National Defense
Authorization Act, stating that the law “impermissibly impinges
on guaranteed First Amendment rights and lacks sufficient
definitional structure and protections to meet the requirements
of due process.”
Secret body scanners with 50 times more radiation than airport
x-ray scanners to be rolled out
(NaturalNews) A growing number of Americans are already outraged
over the government's use of high-powered, ultra-revealing and
potentially dangerous backscatter x-ray machines at a growing
number of the nation's airports, and as bad as that problem is,
it's about to get a whole lot worse unless Congress intervenes
to stop the madness.
VIDEO: Citizen-Journalist Confronts Militarized Cops
Students were not told that militarized cops would be conducting
a “live shooter” drill at Chaminade University in Cincinnati on
Wednesday. A citizen journalist concerned about the brazen
in-your-face “training” confronted the cops and demanded
VIDEO: Congress Smacks Down TSA
Steve Watson - Orders agency to reduce patdowns, use private
security screeners, and address scanner health concerns. The
report, prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security,
says that the TSA must become a “leaner, smarter organization,”
and concedes that the agency’s insensitivity and obsession with
defending unpopular airport screening procedures is impeding
No Freedoms in Post 9/11 America? | Big Brother Watch
RT - 11 years after the 9/11 Abby breaks down the systematic
erosion of our civil liberties through legislation passed in a
post 9/11 America.
VIDEO: The Last Word on Voting
Corbett Report - Just like the Olympic games, every four years
the presidential election comes around to distract and entertain
the masses, and, just like the Olympic games, the proceedings
are accompanied by much pomp, ceremony and pageantry and almost
nothing at all of substance. The three-ring circus that is the
race for the White House plays itself out with a tawdry
LIVE Stream: “Liberty Political Action Conference” with Ron Paul
as the featured speaker – from Chantilly, Virginia – Sept.
Liberty Crier - Live On Location TV & GCN Present a Live Webcast
from the Liberty Political Action Conference. The webcast will
be for the full three days of the conference and will include
many prominent members of Congress and the Liberty Movement.
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Cavuto -Time for U.S. to End Foreign Aid?
Daily Paul - Fox News September 12, 2012.
Products Made to Fail and Break
Off The Grid News - If you haven’t heard of this conspiracy to
rip your hard-earned dollars out of your pocket over and over
again, that may be because business gave it a fancy name. The
term “Planned Obsolescence” refers to the practice of
intentionally designing goods to fail and break after a set time
period of “acceptable life” once purchased. Instead of being
dismissed as a lousy idea and a way to cheat consumers, is it
any surprise that it was embraced by businesses everywhere?
You’ll see it most often in the following products...
Federal Reserve expected to announce QE3 Thursday
RT - Following months of persistent rumors, economy experts
across America predict that the US Federal Reserve will finally
announce plans for a third round of quantitative easing, or QE3,
800k US homeowners forced into foreclosure
Press TV - As a result of banks' disorganization and
understaffing - particularly at the peak of the crisis in 2009
and 2010 - homeowners were often forced to run a gauntlet of
confusion, delays, and errors when seeking a mortgage
modification. But while evidence of these problems was
pervasive, it was always hard to quantify the damage. Just how
many more people could have qualified under the administration's
mortgage modification program if the banks had done a better
job? In other words, how many people have been pushed toward
Deadly PECO smart meter burns up side of a house - And it's not
(NaturalNews) The fire reported from an overheating smart meter
was one of several reported in Pennsylvania. This last one would
have burned the house down if the owner hadn't been alerted by
his smoke alarm in time to call the fire department. And there
have been several more serious and minor smart meter fires
reported from other states, Canada, and Australia. A former AMI
engineer in Alabama was fired because he wouldn't keep quiet
about smart meters that weren't properly tested. They were
deficient and tended to overheat. Instead, the temperature
readings of 200 degrees Fahrenheit signaled to computers were
dismissed as faulty readings.
GMO alert: Eating GM wheat may destroy your liver, warn
(NaturalNews) [Jack] Heinemann [of the University of Canterbury
in Australia.] has published an eye-opening report that details
this warning and calls for rigorous scientific testing on
animals before this crop is ever consumed by humans. The enzyme
suppressor in the wheat, he says, might also attack a human
enzyme that produces glycogen. Consumers who eat genetically
modified wheat would end up contaminating their bodies with this
enzyme-destroying wheat, causing their own livers to be unable
to produce glycogen, a hormone molecule that helps the body
regulate blood sugar metabolism. This, in turn, would lead to
Scientists discover green tea boosts brain cell production, aids
(NaturalNews) If you think drinking green tea seems to make your
thinking more clear, you probably aren't imagining it. Research
just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food
Research reveals natural properties of green tea actually affect
the generation of new brain cells linked to improved memory and
spatial learning. This adds to the growing list of documented
green tea benefits which include building stronger bones and
potentially fighting prostate cancer.
6 Super-Foods that Fight Cancer and Prevent Cancer
Natural Society - Prevention is key with natural health
solutions, although we firmly believe that anyone can beat
cancer with nutrition. It is said that at least half of all
cancer cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes such as
diet, which also just so happens to be one of the best methods
Aspartame: Safety Approved In 90 Nations, But Damages Brain
Green Med Info - As far back as 1996, folks were writing about
the potential link between aspartame and increasing brain tumor
rates. Indeed, its intrinsic neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity
has been confirmed in the biomedical literature. And yet,
aspartame has been approved for use in thousands of consumer
products in over 90 countries, and is still being consumed by
millions worldwide on a daily basis – despite the fact that over
40 adverse health effects of aspartame have been documented.
White House leaks draft of CISPA-like cybersecurity executive
RT - The Associated Press has obtained a draft of what they
describe as the cybersecurity executive order that has long been
rumored as on the way but only recently confirmed by White House
insiders. Last week, officials within the Obama administration
acknowledged that the president was planning to release a
directive to expedite protection of America’s cyber
infrastructure, and now the AP says they have come into
possession with a copy of it.
GoDaddy outage was caused by router snafu, not DDoS attack
arstechnica.com - GoDaddy's statement marks the second time this
week that unverified and anonymous hacking claims have been
debunked. On Monday, a Florida-based publisher said it was the
source of a leak of one million iPhone and iPad universal device
IDs. The revelation that the numbers were lifted from a
compromised database contradicted claims made by people who
identified themselves as members of the AntiSec hacking crew.
These anonymous individuals said the UDIDs were lifted from an
FBI laptop they had hacked.
New iPhone Opts Out of Cashless Society
Kurt Nimmo - The new iPhone that debuted today will not have
cashless society chip despite a market trend in that direction.
Prior to today’s release, it was expected that the popular
smartphone would adopt a standard for NFC allowing cashless
credit card payment.
Appeals court orders woman to pay $222k in file sharing case
RT - On Tuesday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals sided
against Thomas-Rasset in a six-year-old court case that pertains
to a collection of recordings that Ms. Thomas-Rasset allegedly
made available to others online using a now-defunct file-sharing
peer-to-peer program called Kazaa. The court accused the
defendant guilty of copyright infringement back in 2006, but
siting that the eventual sentence handed down was too harsh,
attorneys have argued their case for the five years since.
Neuroscientists Successfully Control Dreams of Rats, Humans
io9.com - Researchers working at MIT have successfully
manipulated the content of a rat’s dream by replaying an audio
cue that was associated with the previous day’s events, namely
running through a maze (what else). The breakthrough furthers
our understanding of how memory gets consolidated during sleep —
but it also holds potential for the prospect of “dream
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Open consultation process to determine raw milk product category
rules starting soon
(NaturalNews) Environmental product declarations (EPDs) are
specific, detailed reports that track the environmental
footprint of a product. They provide a standardized way of
assessing a product's life cycle to track its complete impact on
the environment, from cradle to grave (or resource extraction to
disposal, i.e. greenhouse gas emissions, ozone depletion or
Dow Brings Back An Agent Orange Ingredient for New GM Plants
Activist Post - History is repeating itself before our eyes. Dow
Chemicals and Monsanto, joined at the karmic hip, both
manufactured Agent Orange for use in Vietnam, and both are
notorious for minimizing the adverse health effects associated
with exposure to the agent. Neither corporation learned from its
mistakes, largely because the US government underwrote the risk
of using the chemical, and therefore shielded them from the bulk
of the legal and financial fallout.
Repurpose an Old Camper Top
Mother Earth News - Your old camper top can easily be converted
into housing for chickens, young goats, dogs or other small
Breeder's Choice Pet Food Recalls AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal &
Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula
Susan Thixton - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 11, 2012 -
Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing
batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice
Adult Dog Formula due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
91 ways to inner peace in the next minute
NaturalNews) This week's episode of Mental Heath Exposed is a
discussion about a recent blog post I wrote that lists 91 ways
to get to inner peace quickly. Here are some examples from the
complete list of how to get inner peace in the next minute:
16 Clever Uses for Binder Clips
Tree Hugger - I've always believed that one could fix just about
anything with duct tape, olive oil, safety pins, and a Sharpie.
Add binder clips to the mix and the emergency hack kit is pretty
Today in History - Wednesday - September 12, 2012
1814 - During
the War of 1812, the Battle of North Point was fought in Maryland.
1873 - The first practical typewriter was sold to customers.
1878 - Patent litigation involving the Bell Telephone Company against
Western Union Telegraph Company and Elisha Gray began. The issues were
over various telephone patents.
1914 - The first battle of Marne ended when the allied forces stopped
the German offensive in France.
1916 - Adelina and August Van Buren finished the first successful
transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They
started in New York City on July 5, 1916.
1918 - During World War I, At the Battle of St. Mihiel, U.S. Army
personnel operate tanks for the first time. The tanks were French-built.
1922 - The Episcopal Church removed the word "Obey" from the bride's
section of wedding vows.
1938 - In a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the
Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.
1940 - The Lascaux paintings were discovered in France. The cave
paintings were 17,000 years old and were some of the best examples of
art from the Paleolithic period.
1943 - During World War II, Benito Mussolini was taken by German
paratroopers from the Italian government that was holding him.
1944 - U.S. Army troops entered Germany, near Trier, for the first time
during World War II.
1953 - U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
1953 - Nikita Krushchev was elected as the first secretary of the
Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1954 - "Lassie" made its television debut on CBS. The last show aired on
September 12, 1971.
1974 - Violence occurred on the opening day of classes in Boston, MA,
due opposition to court-ordered school "busing."
1974 - Emperor Haile Selassie was taken out of power by Ethiopia's
military after ruling for 58 years.
1991 - The space shuttle Discovery took off on a mission to deploy an
observatory that was to study the Earth's ozone layer.
1992 - Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman in
space. She was the payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.
Also onboard were Mission Specialist N. Jan Davis and Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Mark C. Lee. They were the first married couple to
fly together in space. And, Mamoru Mohri became the first Japanese
person to fly into space.
2009 - Steve Jobs announced that Apple's iTunes had 88% of the legal
U.S. music download market.
US Ambassador, 3 Others Killed in Libya
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after
protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad
stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.
* Related Article:
US envoy killed in Libya consulate attack - Press TV - The US
ambassador to Libya and three other Americans have been killed in an
attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. A
Libyan official has confirmed that the US envoy has been killed. The
attack occurred on Tuesday night after a group of people held a
demonstration to protest against an anti-Islam movie made in the United
States. Witnesses said the protesters attacked and set fire to the
consulate building while gunmen and security forces clashed.
Rocket-propelled grenades were also fired at the US consulate.
Netanyahu denied meeting with Obama after lashing out at US
RT - The White House has shot-down a request from Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with US President Barack Obama later this
month, a rejection that comes right after an unusually hostile statement
directed towards the United States.
GM mosquito trial results in Cayman prove ineffective in tackling dengue
Activist Post - "This poor quality paper pours cold water on the idea
that Oxitec's GM mosquitoes will be an effective way to tackle dengue"
said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK. "Staff would be better
employed using the well-established public health approach of removing
mosquito breeding sites rather than in placing GM mosquito pupae at
intervals across a site.... It is hard to see how Oxitec can justify
commercial releases of its GM mosquitoes based on such poor data."
Financial alert: Germany's Constitutional Court decision either means a
rapid Eurozone financial collapse, or inevitable hyperinflation
(NaturalNews) The financial collapse of the Eurozone may be upon us.
This Wednesday, September 12, the Federal Constitutional Court of
Germany must decide whether it is legal for Germany to participate in
the financial bailouts of other nations in the Eurozone. The court has
been inundated with tens of thousands of petitions (not just petition
signers, but tens of thousands of individual petitions) demanding the
court say NO to the bailouts and stop draining Germany's economy to
rescue the failed debt spending of other nations.
VIDEO: Israel desperate, US not in position to do anything about Iran'
RT - Israel has urged the U.S. to set up definite 'red lines' over the
actions of Iran which - if crossed - would lead to an aggressive
response, including an American-led attack. Washington has so far asked
Israel to cool down its rhetoric on the issue to give talks and
sanctions a chance. RT talks to writer and journalist Afshin Rattansi.
VIDEO: Palestinians Protesting Economic Stagnation Clash With Police
RT - Thousands of Palestinians clashed with police in protests over the
economic stagnation caused by strict Israeli trade controls and a
decline in Western aid. Officers fired tear gas and beat back protesters
who had blocked roads with burning tires. In this year’s largest display
yet of public discontent with the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians
across the West Bank voiced their unhappiness with recently implemented
Cairo protesters scale U.S. Embassy wall, remove flag
USA Today - Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy
in Cairo today and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they
say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad.... Iran's FARS news agency
says the film is the work of a group of "extremist" members of the
Egyptian Coptic Church in the United States.
Dead Gitmo detainee was cleared for release in 2009
NBC News - The Guantanamo detainee found dead in his prison cell last
weekend had been cleared for release three years ago by an Obama
administration task force that concluded that his detention was no
longer necessary, NBC News has learned. The disclosure that the
detainee, Adnan Farham Abdul Latif, a 32-year-old Yemeni citizen, had
been approved for repatriation could raise new questions about the
handling of his case and those of scores of others held in Gitmo who
also have been cleared for release. Instead, the detainees remain stuck
in legal limbo in the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists with no
prospect for getting out any time soon.
'Canada tuition fees outstrip incomes’
Press TV - A new report released by the Canadian Center for Policy
Alternatives (CCPA) indicated that the average tuition and compulsory
fees for undergraduates have risen three times the inflation rate since
1990.... “Instead of reducing tuition fees, the majority of provincial
governments have chosen to provide after-the-fact assistance such as
debt relief, tax credits, or zero interest,” added Shaker. “While this
can provide some modest relief for students who qualify, it does not
help with the upfront costs: you can’t pay your university bill with a
French president proposes strategic food stockpile
Press TV - French President Francois Hollande has proposed the creation
of strategic stockpiles of agricultural produce in an attempt to stave
off drastic price hikes on international markets.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Flashback: Four Star General Wesley Clark: America's
Foreign Policy Coup After 9/11 - Destroy 7 Countries in 5 years
Retired four-star general Wesley Clark analyzes the course of
U.S. foreign policy in the wake of September 11, 2001. The
'policy coup' meant that seven countries were to be invaded and
blessed with regime change by the United States. The countries
were (are): Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and the
big prize they're still after, Iran. Iran, with its wealth of
resources and potential market of over 70 million persons.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Why are we fighting Al Qaeda and
supporting them at the same time?
On this anniversary of September 11th, we don't just look back
at what took place 11 years ago today but what the last decade
has meant for the United States, including our on-going war with
Congressional Report Explores History of Military’s Use on U.S.
California Watch - No indication was given as to why the most
recent report on the Posse Comitatus Act was requested, but
members of Congress often seek in-depth legal backgrounds to
prepare them for committee hearings and crafting new
FBI Promised “Martyrdom Payments” to Clueless Jihad Patsy
Kurt Nimmo - One of the latest patsies in the government’s
largely invented war against drastically over-hyped terrorism,
Moroccan immigrant Amine El-Khalifi, was promised “martyrdom
payments” of up to $1,000 a month if he agreed to suicide bomb
the U.S. capitol.... ” He pleaded guilty in June and will
“serve” at least 25 years in prison for the mistake of believing
FBI agents were jihadists and that a building in the district of
corporate fascist criminals could actually be bombed. Government
buildings are usually attacked by the government, not deluded
Gun Grab: Obama Justice Department Ends Due Process
Washington Times - In a final rule published last week, the
Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and
administratively forfeit property involved in
controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab
firearms and other property from someone who has never been
convicted or even charged with any crime.... Law enforcement
agencies love civil forfeiture because it’s extremely lucrative.
The Department of Justice’s Assets Forfeiture Fund had $2.8
billion in booty in 2011, according to a January audit.
Ron Paul’s Political Director Jesse Benton Quits Campaign for
reason.com - Benton said this in his public resignation letter
to Campaign for Liberty president, and Paul 2012's official
campaign manager, John Tate. After much soul searching, I have
decided that my passion lies in direct electoral politics, and I
plan to work on campaigns rather than resume my work in
Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets
Navy Times - On the last night of the Democratic National
Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay
tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of
four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message. But
there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are
VIDEO: 16-Year-Old Questioned by FBI Over Pro-Ron Paul
Paul Joseph Watson - In another shocking example of how the
federal government is repositioning itself as a secret police
force to target political dissidents, a 16-year-old boy was
questioned by FBI agents over a You Tube video he created for a
school project which highlighted how America was slipping into a
Congressman took family on $30k trip to Scotland to attend a
wedding - and billed it to his campaign
Daily Mail - U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1st Dist. from New Jersey)
splashed out more than $30,000 to attend the wedding of an
unnamed donor - an expense that was vetted by his wife who
serves as a volunteer compliance officer for the politician. The
House Committee on Ethics ruled in early September there is
'substantial reason to believe' Andrews inappropriately used
campaign funds for the family trip and the Committee will extend
their investigation to fully review the matter.
China And Russia Are Ruthlessly Cutting The Legs Out From Under
The U.S. Dollar
The Economic Collapse - The mainstream media in the United
States is almost totally ignoring one of the most important
trends in global economics. This trend is going to cause the
value of the U.S. dollar to fall dramatically and it is going to
cause the cost of living in the United States to go way up.
Jailed Banker Who Helped Crack UBS Gets $104 Million Payout
CNBC News - Attorneys for jailed former Swiss banker Bradley
Birkenfeld announced Tuesday that the IRS will pay him $104
million as a whistleblower reward for information he turned over
to the US government.... Under the IRS whistleblower program
which was revamped in 2006, informants are entitled to a
percentage of the dollars recovered by the US government when
fraud is exposed.... This decision is expected to send a message
to other potential informants that there is money, potentially
big money, in turning to the government.
Sebelius Touts New Strategy to Prevent Suicide
Adan Salazar - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius announced the launch of a new initiative intended to
tackle the growing problem of suicides among Americans and the
widely muffled rate of army suicides.... Gen. Ray Odierno told
USA Today suicide is now the most common form of death in the
Army. In July, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed his
grief to congress, stating, “That is an epidemic…Something’s
Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, improves vascular function to
lower heart attack and stroke risk
(NaturalNews) Increased blood pressure, even before clinically
diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for
cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5
millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a
fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent
of US adults have high blood pressure or hypertension that
places them at much higher risk for disease progression.
The Common Cold Treated as Fearful: Vaccine Is Coming
Gaia Health - It’s obviously madness to consider yet another
vaccine for anyone, let alone newborns. Yet, that’s precisely
what’s in the works: a vaccination for the common cold, which is
being treated as a devastating disease and the cause of asthma.
Are your body care products safe enough to "eat"?
(NaturalNews) You are what you eat... either through your mouth
or your skin. The average person is exposed to over 126 toxic
chemicals per day through their body care products alone. There
are over 10,000 chemicals used in the personal care products and
only 13 percent of these have been tested for safety.
The $3 billion Human Genome Project was supposed to find the
root causes of all diseases, but turned out to be a scientific
(NaturalNews) "To ferret out the genetic roots of common
diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's and then generate
treatments" was the true goal of the 10-year, $3 billion human
genome project, or was it? Geneticists who were paid a very
pretty penny to study the genetics of disease are claiming they
are "back to square one" in knowing where to look for the roots
of these diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. But are
any of them really diseases at all?
Fluorine Poison Is Rampant in Pharmaceuticals
Gaia Health - Fluorine is a poison with no place in any living
metabolism. Yet, it’s commonplace in pharmaceuticals. (Includes
a list of drugs with fluorine.) Fluorine is a poison. It has no
place in the metabolism of humans, animals, or plants. It
destroys bones and teeth, and wreaks havoc on all body systems.
Fluorine is one of the most pervasive elements in pharmaceutical
Natural pain relievers beat Big Pharma drugs
(NaturalNews) Dutch researchers found the same recovery rate of
drug takers versus placebos. It is the water that you drink that
does the job. Not the liver-toxic-internal bleeding-hearing
loss-impotence-problems-Tylenol. Drinking water and staying
hydrated alleviates pain time and time again as dehydration
causes histamines to react in areas of pain in the body. One of
Big Pharma's biggest dirty secrets is that most medications are
in fact, antihistamines that treat the localized symptoms of
pain - but not the cause.
CBS star reporter spanks 'Dr. Vaccine' Dr. Paul Offit and is now
(NaturalNews) In the summer of 2008, Sharyl Atkisson did a
report for the CBS Evening News. Aktisson indicated Dr. Paul
Offit had conflicts of interest. Offit is famous for saying
that, theoretically, a baby should be able to tolerate 10,000
vaccines. Offit is considered the leading advocate for childhood
vaccines in America, and he wants all religious and
philosophical exemptions from vaccines outlawed.
The “Compassionate Use” Rule: Now There’s a Ray of Hope for
ANH - FDA routinely denies terminally ill people the right to
experimental drugs or treatments. Tell Congress to support the
bill that can change all that! HR 6342, the Compassionate
Freedom of Choice Act of 2012, has been officially introduced by
Rep. Ron Paul.... The bill is currently in the House Energy and
Commerce Committee. Civil rights attorney Jonathan Emord has
written a stinging article that appeared in USA Today Magazine
discussing the case of nineteen-year-old Abigail Burroughs, a
college student with a rare cancer of the head and neck.
VIDEO: DARPA unveils robotic mule
yahoo.com - Today, the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) released an exciting and unusual video
of its latest robotic creation: a mule-like device that
gracefully and quietly walks over rugged terrain.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Aurora Dairy, Walmart, Costco, Target and Others Said to Have
Cornucopia - What has been billed the largest scandal in the
history of the organic industry has now resulted in a court
settlement on behalf of consumers against Aurora Dairy, a giant
factory farm operator with industrial-scale operations in
Colorado and Texas. Aurora has agreed to pay plaintiffs in a
class-action consumer fraud lawsuit $7.5 million to end
litigation involving fraudulent marketing claims concerning
organic milk. Aurora and its major customers, supermarket chains
selling private-label organic milk, were accused of
misrepresenting the authenticity of their products.
Today in History - Tuesday - September 11, 2012
1609 - Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered
Manhattan Island and the Hudson River.
1776 - A Peace Conference was held between British General Howe and
three representatives of the Continental Congress (Benjamin Franklin,
John Adams and Edward Rutledge). The conference failed and the American
war for independence continued for seven years.
1777 - American forces, under General George Washington, were forced to
retreat at the Battle of Brandywine Creek by British forces under
William Howe. The Stars and Stripes (American flag) were carried for the
first time in the battle.
1786 - The Convention of Annapolis opened with the aim of revising the
articles of the confederation.
1789 - Alexander Hamilton was appointed by U.S. President George
Washington to be the first secretary of the treasury.
1814 - The U.S. fleet defeated a squadron of British ships in the Battle
of Lake Champlain, VT.
1842 - 1,400 Mexican troops captured San Antonio, TX. The Mexicans
retreated with prisoners.
1897 - A ten-week strike of coal workers in Pennsylvania, WV, and Ohio
came to an end. The workers won and eight-hour workday, semi-monthly
pay, and company stores were abolished.
1904 - The U.S. battleship Connecticut was launched in New York.
1910 - In Hollywood, the first commercially successful electric bus line
1926 - In Honolulu Harbor, HI, the Aloha Tower was dedicated.
1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D.
Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam
is now called Hoover Dam.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to attack any
German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters. The U.S. had
not officially entered World War II at this time.
1941 - In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon
1952 - Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve
with an artificial valve made of plastic.
1954 - The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC.
Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner.
1959 - The U.S. Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation of food
1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrived in South Vietnam and
was stationed at An Khe.
1990 - U.S. President Bush vowed "Saddam Hussein will fail" while
addressing Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis. In the speech Bush spoke
of an objective of a new world order - "freer from the threat of terror,
stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that thousands of
troops would be drawn out of Cuba.
1997 - Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of
union with England.
1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S.
Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
1999 - The Wall Street Journal reported that Bayer Corp. had quit
putting a wad of cotton in their bottles of aspirin. Bayer had actually
stopped the practice earlier in the year.
2001 - In the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were
intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which
collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY. One airliner hit the
Pentagon in Washington, DC. Another airliner crashed into a field in
Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.
Another Al Qaeda Boogie Man Brought Back From The Dead And Killed Off
Steve Watson - At yet another politically expedient juncture for the
White House, a top Al Qaeda commander is said to have been killed in
Yemen by a missile fired from a drone. Just a few days after news broke
that yet another US drone strike had killed 13 Yemeni civilians,
including three women, we now learn that, according to senior Yemeni
Defense Ministry officials, al Qaeda’s “No. 2 leader” in Yemen, Saeed
al-Shihri, has been slain. “A senior official at the Yemeni president’s
office confirmed the attack, but said DNA tests have yet to establish
reports the AP.
UN Propaganda Asset Angelina Jolie Treks to Syrian Refugee Camp
Kurt Nimmo - CFR member, United Nations propaganda asset and “special
envoy” Angelina Jolie has been sent to Jordan to bring attention to the
squalid conditions at the Zaatari refugee camp. “UNHCR spokesman Ali
Bebe says the Hollywood star arrived Monday and is to visit Jordan’s
first tent city for Syrian refugees on Tuesday morning,” the Associated
US-led night raid kills 1, inures child in Afghanistan
Press TV - At least one Afghan civilian has been killed and a child
injured in a night raid carried out by US-led troops in Afghanistan’s
eastern Nangarhar Province.
China sends ships to disputed islands
Press TV - China has deployed two patrol ships to the disputed islands
in the East China Sea immediately after the Japanese government
announced it has purchased the islands from their private Japanese
owner.... The move came after Japan's public broadcaster NHK announced
that the sales contract to buy the three uninhabited islands, known as
Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from the private owner was signed
on Tuesday morning. China's Foreign Ministry on Monday warned that
Beijing would not “sit back and watch its territorial sovereignty
Euro Bailout Fund Faces New Court Challenge in Germany
Spiegel Online - The German government is convinced that the
Constitutional Court will this week clear the path for the permanent
euro bailout fund to go into operation. But now it faces a new
challenge: A major German critic of the government's euro rescue
policies is suing over the European Central Bank's bond-buying plans.
‘Spain to reject bailouts dictating cuts’
Press TV - The 57-year-old leader stressed that his government has not
decided to ask for another economic bailout from the European Union,
saying that the EU partners should set reasonable conditions for any
potential financial aid. Despite the country’s rising economic woes,
Rajoy said that old-age pensions would not be affected by the
government’s future decision. "If there is one area I won't touch, it is
pensions because the pensioner is the most fragile person," he said.
Rockefellers Preside Over Creation Of Global Journalist Group To
“Advance Reporting On Religion”
Jurriaan Maessen - The stated goal of the newly created International
Association of Religion Journalists? In the words of the steering
committee’s chair Maria-Paz Lopez: to help journalists write “with
accuracy, fairness and balance” on all religious matters.... What
excellent coincidence that the Rockefeller Foundation came along to
preside over the creation of this global group, ensuring a flying start.
Or is it? In the course of many decades several arms of the Rockefeller
corpus have went out of their way to somehow co-opt religion, hoping to
bring the flocks towards accepting climate change as being man-made.
GRAPHIC VIDEO: 20 Syrian soldiers executed in Aleppo
RT - Two amateur videos were posted on YouTube on Monday showing what
appear to be images of 20 dead Syrian soldiers, blindfolded and
handcuffed. They were reportedly executed by rebel fighters in the
northern city of Aleppo.... It was not possible to verify the
authenticity of the video.
US hands over control of Bagram prison to Afghan government
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai hailed the move in a ceremony
on Monday, but there are still unresolved issues as the US still wants
to have control over some of the prisoners in the detention center. The
measure comes six months after Washington and Kabul signed a deal in
which the US consented to give control of the Bagram Detention Center in
the northeastern province of Parwan to Afghan forces. The transfer of
more than 600 detainees, still in custody of the US forces, is among the
* Related Article:
warned over Afghan sovereignty
US loses $450 mln worth of fuel in Afghanistan
RT - The US-led NATO command, which trains the Afghan army, is under
investigation for shredding records of fuel purchases for the Afghans
totaling nearly $475 million. The training command does not know whether
the fuel it delivers to the Afghans is used or stored, Reuters reports.
Some officials are concerned that some of the fuel could have been lost,
stolen or diverted to the insurgency. Accountability for the fuel is
especially important, since the $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to
the Afghan army will be taken over by the Kabul government in less than
Drone strikes help Qaeda recruit more
Press TV - A CNN report on a U.S. drone strike last week in Yemen quoted
an activist as saying that the anti-U.S. sentiment in the Asian country
would cause more people to join militant groups. “I would not be
surprised if a hundred tribesmen joined the lines of al Qaeda as a
result of the latest drone mistake,” said Nasr Abdullah, an activist in
the district of the attack. “This part of Yemen takes revenge very
VIDEO: President of Italy’s Supreme Court to Refer 9/11 Crimes To
International Criminal Court
Washington’s Blog - Judge Imposimato announced that he is going to
recommend that the International Criminal Court hold a criminal trial
into 9/11. Imposimato noted that the International Criminal Court was
set up to protect the world from criminal acts of war, and that it is
the perfect judicial body to hear such a case.
Greece submits new austerity package
Press TV - "We have submitted the 11.5-billion (package) to the troika.
A discussion and an evaluation are taking place," Stournaras said in
Athens on Monday, AFP reported. The package reportedly includes slashing
pensions by 3.5 billion euros, health cuts worth 1.47 billion euros as
well as a 517-million-euro reduction in defence spending.
Nuke rebuke: One killed as Indian nuclear protests ignite (PHOTOS)
RT -- One demonstrator has been killed as Indian police fired in the air
after anti-nuclear protesters blocked a highway near the country's
largest nuclear power project – which is set to start within weeks.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered near the Kudankulam nuclear power
plant, in Southern India, to protest the launch.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Government’s Secret Army: Foreign Troops to be Deployed After
Martial Law is Declared
Activist Post - The US Air Force document entitled Psychological
Operations published in 1999 explained how for the purpose of
hiding in plain sight, psy-ops are a “low-cost, high-impact” way
of conducting military operations without having to deal with
questions by the American public. The control of “selected
information” being leaked out to the public through mainstream
media, press conferences and other designated outlets has
ensured that the targeted audience will support the governmental
campaign out of ignorance.
Declassified documents prove U.S. covered up Soviet massacre of
22,000 Polish officers
Activist Post - U.S. Army documents which were
recently declassified prove beyond any reasonable doubt that
the United States helped cover up the slaughter of 22,000 polish
officers in 1940 at the hands of Soviet troops. Declassified
documents have revealed many disturbing facts in the past
including the reality of the
MK-ULTRA program, plans to stage false-flag attacks on
Americans, plans to
use food as a weapon against growing populations and much
Federal government may finally recognize 9/11 cancer link, say
attorneys of survivors
NJ.com -The report cited two attorneys — Michael Barasch and
Noah Kushlefsky — who represent thousands of first responders
and residents. The attorneys said legislative aides involved in
drafting the new regulations and Victim Compensation Fund
staffers told them that about 50 cancers would be included.
"There's new scientific evidence," Barasch told the Post, "that
dust is what is now linked to not only the respiratory
illnesses, but all these cancers." The new regulations would
finally allow cancer victims to be compensated, the Post
Worst Congress ever back to Washington to avoid government
RT - As US lawmakers return to work on Monday after a five-week
recess, they will push aside big issues to once again try to
avert a government shutdown before Sept. 30, thereby holding off
on issues that could trigger another recession. This Congress is
one of the most unpopular and unproductive in modern history,
reaching an all-time low approval rating of 10 percent, Gallup
found. Few tasks will get done between now and the November 6
election as lawmakers return to their home districts to campaign
for their seats, Reuters reports.
Eric Holder Urged To Oppose Marijuana Ballots By Ex-DEA Heads
Huffington Post - Nine former heads of the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday to
take a stand against possible legalization of recreational
marijuana in three western states, saying silence would convey
acceptance. The former officials said in a letter sent on Friday
that legalization would pose a direct conflict with federal law,
indicating there would be a clash between the states and the
federal government on the issue.
Will Defecting from the GOP Help Ron Paul's Supporters Take It
Robin Koerner's blog - I recently polled the 13,000-strong
community of Blue Republicans, all Ron Paul supporters, to find
out for whom they intended to vote for President. An
overwhelming 66% said they would be voting for Gary Johnson –
the Libertarian candidate who shall be the only candidate other
than Obama and Romney on the ballot in every state (absent yet
more GOP mafia tactics). Sixteen (16) percent will be writing in
Ron Paul, even though most don’t expect their vote to be
counted, and Romney will attract the votes of a negligible 6%.
(Margin of error +/-4%.)
JP Morgan and Citigroup reconsider executive bonuses
RT - JP Morgan Chase & Co may pay smaller bonuses for its top
management while Citigroup is also rethinking executive pay
structure in a bid to please investors after several tactical
blunders this year. JP Morgan, the biggest US bank, has lost at
least $5.8 billion in failed derivative trades. It may cut 2012
bonuses including for its CEO James Dimon, the Wall Street
Journal reported, citing people close to the institution.
US debt collectors cash in on $1 trillion in student loans
RT - Most US college students hope to land a good job with a
high salary after graduation. But for some the reality is very
different. Many find themselves faced with insurmountable debt –
and a loan industry that’s happy to cash in on their
misfortune.... Around 5.9 million people nationwide have fallen
at least 12 months behind in their payments. This number has
grown by a third in the last five years, according to a State
Higher Education Finance survey.
Number of children in NY City's homeless shelters hits 19,000
NY Daily News - “Not since the grim days of the Great Depression
has New York City had 20,000 children sleeping homeless each
night,” said Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst with the
Coalition for the Homeless.... “Since just May, more than 2,000
children have become homeless,” said Ralph da Costa Nunez, CEO
of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. “If
the trend continues, we will surely see more than 20,000
children living in shelters by Christmas — a gift that nobody
Insight: GM's Volt: The ugly math of low sales, high costs
Reuters - Nearly two years after the introduction of the
path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as
$49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided
to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts. Cheap
Volt lease offers meant to drive more customers to Chevy
showrooms this summer may have pushed that loss even higher.
There are some Americans paying just $5,050 to drive around for
two years in a vehicle that cost as much as $89,000 to produce.
Daily fasting and timing of meals can prevent diabetes and
(NaturalNews) Ancient wisdom posits that calories in equal
calories out when trying to lose weight and prevent disease.
There is a wealth of new scientific research to suggest that all
calories are not the same when metabolized through digestion,
and more importantly the timing of meals as well as the time
between each meal may hold the key to obesity and the incidence
Five steps to boosting your thyroid function almost immediately
(NaturalNews) The thyroid is considered the master gland for
regulating the endocrine (hormones) system by most health
practitioners. If it is not producing enough of its hormone to
influence other areas the condition is hypothyroidism. Too much
thyroid production creates hyperthyroidism.
Jabs and more jabs - Combined 'anti-heroin' and HIV vaccine
supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse
(NaturalNews) A doctor at the Walter Reed Army Institute of
Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland, the same locale
where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) coordinates
its own tyrannous operations, has been awarded a $5 million
grant to complete the development of a combination "anti-heroin"
and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine, the latest in a
long lineup of vaccines that is now emerging for practically
every known condition and predisposition.
True history: The AMA (American Medical Association) was built
on racketeering and the pocketing of 'non-profit' profits
(NaturalNews) The year is 1847. Physicians in America are not
enjoying competing with inexpensive, natural remedies, which are
offered by Indians and skilled midwives. These are remedies
which are very effective but are not profitable, nor patentable,
so the physicians get together to form an alliance called the
AMA, the American Medical Association. Only "regulars" were
allowed to join this new, prestigious organization, which
strictly excluded herbalists, homeopaths and Indian doctors.
Alzheimer’s Is Diabetes of the Brain: Diet & Vaccination
Gaia Health - The now-traditional belief that Alzheimer’s
disease is caused by a buildup of plaques on the brain has
always been deficient for one simple reason: It completely
ignores why those plaques build up. We now have good information
that documents the reason for it. Alzheimer’s shares its genesis
with diabetes. It’s a derangement of the body’s ability to
process or produce insulin. Alzheimer’s is a third type of
diabetes: type 3.
Infographic: What to Eat, When to Eat – Fruit and Vegetables in
Natural Society - Want to eat healthy food, support local and
organic farmers, and save money? You can do all that—by eating
with the seasons. Small, family-run farms are more likely to be
organic and use sustainable farming practices than large-scale
operations, and seasonal produce tends to be cheaper at local
grocers and markets than fruits and veggies shipped halfway
around the world.
Magnify the Nutritional Potency of Greens by Eating Microgreens!
Natural Society - A recent study published in the Journal of
Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that as good as
vegetables are for you, very young vegetables—referred to as
microgreens—are even better. Researchers say that these greens
are extremely potent and beneficial for your health, containing
all the goodness of a grown veggie in as little as one
Bombshell: 18 people died of the flu, not 36,000 as claimed by
Jon Rappoport - In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal
(online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which
spelled out the delusion and created tremors throughout the
halls of the CDC. Here is a quote from Doshi’s report:
“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took
62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to
pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus
positively identified.”... Pneumonia has a number of causes. But
even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 were
traced directly to a flu virus. Therefore, the CDC could not
say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of the flu in
Army Wants Tiny Suicidal Drone to Kill From 6 Miles Away
Wired - Killer drones just keep getting smaller. The Army wants
to know how prepared its defense-industry partners are to build
what it calls a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System.” It’s
for when the Army needs someone dead from up to six miles away
in 30 minutes or less.... An operator should be able to carry
the future Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, already
given the acronym LMAMS in a backpack and be able to set it up
to fly within two minutes.
VIDEO: Millions of GoDaddy sites taken offline by hackers
RT - GoDaddy.com, the largest domain name registrar on the Web,
has been taken offline, and a self-proclaimed member of the
Anonymous hacktivism collective is taking responsibility. The
administrators of GoDaddy confirmed on Monday that they were
suffering from technical issues, which the website TechCrunch
reports to be impacting a multitude of websites and their
affiliated email accounts that are hosted through the service.
Although the company has not discussed the specifics yet, a
self-described member of Anonymous says that he or she is
responsible, a claim that has not been verified yet.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Corn: No Food Has Ever Been So Debased & Caused So Much Harm
Gaia Health - Corn is a grain that’s been sold as a vegetable,
is subsidized by the government, is in the vast majority of
pseudo foods sold in supermarkets and fast food joints, and is
doing untold harm to people’s health. It’s not that corn is,
itself, so inherently terrible. It’s that corn is processed in
so many ways and put in so many foods that it’s destroying the
health of people, the environment, and economies. Biofuel is a
disastrous concept, sold primarily to sell corn. It results in
the use of arable land for fuel instead of food, and it costs
six times as much energy to produce than it provides. Here’s a
terrific infographic on corn by LearnStuff.
Cop Claims He Was Only Issuing Tickets To Dead People To Keep Up
With Nonexistent Quotas
Consumerist - He was already writing more than 125 to 150,
reports the New York Post, but he says in a lawsuit filed this
week against the NYPD that he was told to amp up that effort.
“Specifically, [the cop] was told that he needed to start
issuing more summonses for red-light and seat-belt violations”
and was warned he would be moved “if he did not issue the
increased number of summonses,” the suit says. Instead of
handing out tickets to people who didn't deserve them, the cop
figured he could just issue summonses to dead people because
hey, they can't complain.
Today in History - Monday - September 10, 2012
1794 - America's first non-denominational college was charted. Blount
College later became the University of Tennessee.
1813 - The first defeat of British naval squadron occurred in the Battle
of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The leader of the U.S. fleet sent
the famous message "We have met the enemy, and they are ours" to U.S.
General William Henry Harrison.
1846 - Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
1862 - Rabbi Jacob Frankel became the first Jewish Army chaplain.
1897 - British police arrest George Smith for drunken driving. It was
the first DWI.
1913 - The Lincoln Highway opened. It was the first paved coast-to-coast
highway in the U.S.
1919 - New York City welcomed home 25,000 soldiers and General John J.
Pershing who had served in the First Division during World War I.
1919 - Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye.
Austria recognized the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia
1921 - The Ayus Autobahn in Germany opened near Berlin. The road is
known for its nonexistent speed limit.
1939 - Canada declared war on Germany.
1940 - In Britain, Buckingham Palace was hit by German bomb.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing as
part of the U.S. wartime effort.
1943 - German forces began their occupation of Rome during World War II.
1948 - Mildred "Axis Sally" Gillars was indicted for treason in
Washington, DC. Gillars was a Nazi radio propagandist during World War
II. She was convicted and spent 12 years in prison.
1951 - Britain began an economic boycott of Iran.
1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."
1955 - "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.
1956 - Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia.
1963 - Twenty black students entered public schools in Alabama at the
end of a standoff between federal authorities and Alabama governor
George C. Wallace.
1979 - U.S. President Carter granted clemency to four Puerto Rican
nationalists who had been imprisoned for an attack on the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1954 and an attempted assassination of U.S. President
Truman in 1950.
1984 - The FCC changed a rule to allow broadcasters to own 12 AM and 12
FM radio stations. The previous limit was 7 of each.
1989 - Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German refugees and
visitors to immigrate to West Germany.
1990 - Iran agreed to resume full diplomatic ties with past enemy Iraq.
1990 - Iraq's Saddam Hussein offered free oil to developing nations in
an attempt to win their support during the Gulf War Crisis.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton met with members of his Cabinet to
apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the
wake of the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky.
1998 - Northwest Airlines announced an agreement with pilots, ending a
nearly two-week walkout.
2002 - Florida tested its new elections system. The test resulted in
polling stations opening late and problems occurred with touch screen
2002 - The "September 11: Bearing Witness to History" exhibit opened at
the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
2002 - Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.
Bomb targets Assad forces, 27 killed
RT - A bomb rocked the flashpoint Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday,
killing up to 27 people and leaving dozens wounded. A rebel group
claimed responsibly for the attack, saying it was targeting government
troops. The state-run SANA news agency reported that a “terrorist
bombing” hit al-Malab neighborhood in Aleppo, killing 27 civilians and
injuring 64. The attack took place near the local al-Hayat Hospital,
according to the regional governor.
'Foreign Islamists seek to turn Syria into Sharia state'
RT - The co-founder of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders,
Jacques Beres, discovered some interesting information while treating
Syrian rebels in the besieged city of Aleppo. According to Beres, 60 per
cent of his patients during his two week service in Syria were rebels–
and about half of those were foreign. He says the fighters aren’t
focused on the fall of the Assad regime. Instead, they have their eyes
on a different kind of prize – implementing Sharia law throughout the
'US sends troops, jet fighters to Yemen'
Press TV - According to some Yemeni media, about 4,000 American troops,
a number of F-16 jet fighters, Lockheed C-5 Galaxy military transport
aircraft and Apache helicopters have been stationed in al-Anad Air Base
in Lahij province. The deployment of the American forces and military
hardware to Yemen has changed the Arab country to one of the biggest US
military bases in the Middle East, the reports say.
Bomb explosion kills 10 in NW Pakistan
Press TV - At least 10 people, mostly Shia Muslims, have been killed
after a powerful bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern Parachinar
town close to the Afghan border. Parachinar is the main town in Kurram
tribal region, which is considered a main base for the Tehrik-e Taliban
Pakistan. Pakistan's pro-Taliban militants have launched a violent
campaign against the Shia Muslims over the past years.
‘US doesn’t need UN to oust Assad’ - Clinton
RT - Hillary Clinton threatens the US and “like-minded states” might
pursue regime change in Syria in circumvention of the UN if the new
resolution on Syria is “toothless”. Russia’s Foreign Minister believes
the conflict is still solvable diplomatically. Having conducted talks
with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that the Russian
position is steadfast: foreign intervention in Syria is intolerable.
Controversial British plan to ‘divide and rule’ Afghanistan
RT - A Tory MP proposes hacking up Afghanistan into separate “kingdoms”,
each ruled by a foreign power, and to include members of the Taliban.
The plan is the brainchild of conservative MP and Foreign Office aide
Tobias Ellwood, a former army captain in the Royal Green Jackets, and is
already under discussion in London and Washington, according to a report
which was seen by the British newspaper The Independent on Sunday.
VIDEO: 'Something Really Wrong': Tens of Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up
on Lake Erie Shore
Common Dreams - “There was a significant number of fish, tens of
thousands,” Kate Jordan of Ontario's environment ministry told the
Toronto Star. The Toronto Star adds that the 25-mile are of the dead
fish along the lake's Ontario shore extends "from west of the fishing
village of Port Stanley in Elgin County to the village of Morpeth in
Chatham-Kent or just east of Rondeau.
Nuclear Strike On Iran Needed To Take Out Facilities: Report
Alexander Higgins - Yesterday Business Insider alerted us to a detailed
researched report released by Washington D.C. foreign policy think tank
the Center For Strategic & International Studies. The report examines
the various military strike scenarios for taking out Iran’s civilian
nuclear power program. The report addresses 3 scenarios in detail: an
Israeli airstrike, an Israeli nuclear strike and a US military strike
launched in cooperation with Gulf States.
PHOTOS: Anti-Austerity Anger: Greeks take to streets in light of new
RT - Thousands have taken to the streets throughout Greece to protest
the drastic budget cuts proposed by the government. In Athens some 2,000
pensioners marched through the city to protest newly introduced pension
cuts. It was announced that those who earn more than 1,000 euros a month
will have 10 percent of their pensions axed. This is despite a 25 per
cent cut over the last two years.
VIDEO: Synchronized Drone Swarm Takes Flight in Austrian Sky
Activist Post - The largest swarm of synchronized drones to date was
organized by Ars Electronica Futurelab to take flight in the evening
skies of Linz, Austria. The fleet of 49 quadrocopters demonstrated a
pixel presentation of changing lights and formations.... Do you think
that the demonstration video below is "creative and beautiful," as noted
by one technology writer? Or do you think it is a creepy indication of a
near-future of autonomous drone swarms with deadly intentions of a
Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery
IB Times - A stretch of China’s Yangtze River has mysteriously turned
red around the city of Chongquin. Officials are investigating the
river’s transformation, as nobody is quite sure what caused it. The
river began turning the color of a nice marinara sauce on Thursday. The
Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
The affected area of the river — reportedly turned “the color of tomato
juice” is generally in the vicinity of the industrial city of Chongquin,
although red sections of the river have been reported elsewhere, as
Series of Earthquakes Jolt SW China, Killing at Least 64, Damaging
Washington Post - Twin earthquakes and a spate of aftershocks struck
southwestern China on Friday, toppling thousands of houses and sending
boulders cascading across roads. At least 67 people were killed and
hundreds injured in the remote mountainous area, and more than 100,000
residents were evacuated.
VIDEO: Nicaragua volcano awakens, 3,000 to be evacuated
RT - "This activity could affect some 500 families totaling 3,000
people, so we decided to evacuate them," said Guillermo Gonzalez,
executive director of the government's disaster agency. Nicaragua's
geological institute confirmed it had detected "strong activity" coming
from the epicenter.
China probes 'gutter oil in medicine' claims
BBC - Chinese officials have told pharmaceutical firms to check their
suppliers after claims that some have used "gutter oil" to make
antibiotics, state-run media report. Officials are looking into firms
that reportedly use the cheaper gutter oil rather than the more
expensive soy bean oil in the production process. Gutter oil is
reprocessed kitchen waste dredged from restaurant drains. It has been
part of a series of recent food safety scandals in China.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Lists His Five Criteria for Death by Drone
New American - From his interview with Ben Swann, host of Fox
19’s Reality Check, to his sit-down with CNN’s chief White House
correspondent Jessica Yellin, the kill-list compiler-in-chief is
gradually exposing details of the principles he purportedly
follows before targeting someone for assassination. The
president may assume that there is little reason to try hiding
something that is being publicized daily — except in the
VIDEO: 37 people who protest at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse
against the use of drones are arrested Friday
syracuse.com - The arrests followed a rally outside the air base
where more than 150 people had gathered to protest the MQ-9
Reaper drones, and U.S. military involvement in Iraq,
Afghanistan and Libya. Friday’s rally culminated a week of
walks, talks and dinners that brought people from around New
York State and the U.S., organized by the Upstate Coalition to
Ground the Drones and End the Wars.
VIDEO: POLICE STATE: Man Investigated for Buying Ammunition
offgridsurvival.com - Brian Loftus, a commercial fisherman and
Oathkeeper, went to a local gun store to purchase a few boxes of
ammunition for the range. Later that evening he got a phone call
from the State Police. They wanted to talk to him because of his
“large purchase amount of ammunition.” Loftus, told the State
Police that he had no criminal record and no reason to be
suspected of anything. The police responded by telling him that
they “know his record was clean”, because they had already
pulled it and checked him out prior to the call.
Major teacher strike in Chicago: Thousands to hit streets
RT - Twenty-nine thousand teachers and staff in Chicago will
strike for the first time in 25 years on Monday. As some 350,000
students are left behind, parents worry over their children’s
safety without proper supervision in potentially dangerous
areas. After more than 100 meetings and over 400 hours in
negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) declared they
would strike after 11th-hour talks failed late Sunday night.
Although both sides claimed to have made strides towards
reaching an agreement, CTU President Karen Lewis said there were
still issues upon which the two sides could not reach a
FBI and DHS Preparing False Flag Attack Claim Domestic
Terrorists Building IEDs
Activist Post - On September 27th, in Springfield, Illinois, the
Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will
conduct a presentation on improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
This demonstration is an extension of the FBI’s National
Improvised Explosive Familiarization (NIEF) initiative “designed
to raise awareness of the use of common chemicals to produce
VIDEO: The Scariest Thing about Living in the United States
Economic Policy Journal - It is not the Federal Reserve and high
price inflation----though that is very serious. It is the
growing capability of the U.S. government to monitor all our
activities and record them for future reference. As the country
gets more totalitarian, more and more people will get caught in
the web. Brandon Raub was an early example. Down the road there
may not be a Rutherford Institute to leap to the defense of
others---and, indeed, a defense might even be ignored.
New York Police Department Opens Offices Internationally
End the Lie - In what just might be one of the strangest recent
news stories, Israeli news outlets are reporting that the New
York Police Department (NYPD) is opening a branch in Kfar Saba,
a city in the Sharon region of the Central District of
Israel.... The Times of Israel reports, “the prestigious police
force was looking to cooperate on a daily basis with the Israel
Police, one of the main police forces worldwide with which NYPD
has strong ties.”
* Related RT Video:
NYPD Opens Offices Internationally...
FBI Launches $1 Billion Face Recognition Project
New Scientist - The Next Generation Identification programme
will include a nationwide database of criminal faces and other
biometrics.... It will form part of the bureau's long-awaited,
$1 billion Next Generation Identification (NGI) programme, which
will also add biometrics such as iris scans, DNA analysis and
voice identification to the toolkit. A handful of states began
uploading their photos as part of a pilot programme this
February and it is expected to be rolled out nationwide by 2014.
In addition to scanning mugshots for a match, FBI officials have
indicated that they are keen to track a suspect by picking out
their face in a crowd.
VIDEO: Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence
By Donald Sensing - Dr. Barbara Bellar Candidate for Illinois
State Senate, District 18 sums up Obamacare in one sentence.
(Transcript included.) Funny!
YouTube: Reality Check: DNC Runs Over Delegates With Scripted
Ben Swann Reality Check looks at how the DNC scripted a vote to
change the party's platform one week after the Republican
leadership did the same thing at the RNC.
Obama campaign in debt after DNC goes $15 million over budget
RT - The Democratic National Convention went US$15 million over
its budget, being forced to borrow money. The miscalculation
could hinder President Obama’s re-election bid, as his campaign
may have to pick up the bill.
YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 9/10/12: The U.S. is a
Republic, NOT a Democracy!
Published on Sep 9, 2012.
After disastrous US job report, QE3 expected next week
RT - The percentage of able-bodied Americans searching for jobs
has hit a 30-year-low, and Wall Street now expects the US
Federal Reserve to announce a new round of quantitative easing
as early as next week. The US Labor Department released their
workforce statistics for August 2012 on Friday, and the figures
are far from what economists had expected.
Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’—119,000 Fewer
Employed in August Than July
CNS News - The number of Americans whom the U.S. Department of
Labor counted as “not in the civilian labor force” in August hit
record high of 88,921,000.
Gold Jumps 3.1% on Week as Silver Soars 7.1%, US Bullion Coins
CoinNews.net - Gold rallied to a more than six-month high at
above $1,740 an ounce after Friday’s disappointing U.S. jobs
report fueled Fed stimulus bets. Jumping 2.0% on the day, gold
prices spurred ahead 3.1% on the week. "Gold is going through
the roof because this negative data makes QE3 more likely now,"
Reuters quoted Daniel Briesemann, commodities analyst at
Commerzbank in Frankfurt.
VIDEO: Catherine Austin Fitts: "They're Going to Depopulate or
Bankrupt the Rest of Us"
usawatchdog.com - She says our leaders are “. . . doing a number
of things that are going to depopulate or bankrupt the rest of
us.” Why are people so ill-informed? Fitts says it’s because,
“Corporate media is lying to you and wasting your time.” She
also says, “Were going through a period of great change, and the
pace is going to accelerate.” And, “Gold will be at the center
of a new currency that will emerge.”
Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They
“Belong to the U.S. Government”
Mac Slavo - Last week, Judge Legrome Davis of the Eastern
District Court of Pennsylvania, affirmed that decision, saying
“the coins in question were not lawfully removed from the United
States Mint.” Barry Berke, an attorney for the Langbords, told
ABCNews.com, “This is a case that raises many novel legal
questions, including the limits on the government’s power to
confiscate property. The Langbord family will be filing an
appeal and looks forward to addressing these important issues
before the 3rd Circuit.”
Does Explosion in Food Stamp Spending Contribute to Higher Food
Activist Post - As food prices are already skyrocketing from the
pressures of record droughts, biofuel mandates, commodity
speculation, and good old fashioned currency debasement, there
is certainly enough blame to go around. But should government
spending on food stamps be added to this list of culprits? A new
report from last week showed food stamps hit another record of
46.7 million recipients in June, an increase of 173,000 from the
previous month. That's nearly 1 in 7 Americans now dependent on
government food aid.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Anti-Monsanto Project to Shutdown Monsanto in Davis on September
12160.info - Local activist groups and Occupy movements plan to
shutdown the Davis Monsanto plant once again, as part of the
international shutdown Monsanto action, on Monday, September
17th at 6:00 a.m. at the corporation’s facility at 1920 5th
Street in Davis. Guest speakers will include Cindy Sheehan and
Al Rojas. Sandra McDougle and the Fresh Juice Party will perform
original songs for the action. Education, music, art and food
will be provided.
VIDEO: WELLS FARGO Loses All Of Retired Couple's Possessions
After Mistakenly Foreclosing Home
CBS News - The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms
lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly
foreclosed their residence. A crew broke into Alvin and Pat
Tjosaas’ desert home and took everything after being directed by
Wells Fargo to secure the structure. The couple, however, didn’t
have a mortgage on the home. Alvin said the deputy sheriff said,
“Good news, we know who took (your possessions)…Wells Fargo. Bad
news, your stuff is all gone.” All the married couple has now
are three generations of memories.
VIDEO: Massive Tsunami Debris Field Only 800 Miles Off The Coast
Of Washington State
Democratic Underground - Anchor: The worst is yet to come.
Experts say northwest waters could be jammed with tsunami debris
as soon as next month. 500,000 tons of it. Curtis Ebbesmeyer,
Retired Oceanographer. “It’s going to be a terrible thing if it
does start coming ashore… Just so enormous that we just… it’s
going to take everybody.” Anchor: He says the debris is now 800
miles off our shores. He’s hearing from fishermen who’s had
school buses and houses tear up nets. State relying on
volunteers to pick up what they can.
CDC’s zombie apocalypse propaganda
(NaturalNews) The CDC has released a new zombie apocalypse
preparedness campaign, and at one level, it almost begins to be
useful. The "Preparedness 101 Zombie Apocalypse" novella is
viewable online, connecting with the public through a pop
culture theme -- zombies -- that has experienced a strong
resurgence over the last few years....
Here's the cover of the novella. Related NY Daily News
Deadly thalidomide STILL being used as chemo drug despite
deformed babies and horrific birth defects
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) It has been more than 50 years now
since German drug giant Grunenthal unleashed for medical use the
infamous horror drug known as thalidomide in 1957. The
controversial morning sickness medication was quickly withdrawn
worldwide in 1961 after it was discovered that thousands of
babies whose mothers were exposed to it lost their limbs,
developed other serious birth defects, or died. But despite its
incredible dangers, thalidomide is still in use today as a
chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.
Warning! Mammography may be dangerous to women at high breast
(NaturalNews) Women with a family history of breast cancer are
often encouraged to be tested to see if they carry a mutation in
the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes which control the suppression of breast
and ovarian cancer. If they do carry a mutated gene, they are
often encouraged to have mammograms at far younger-than-normal
ages to catch any malignancy early. This common practice ignores
the obvious, however -- not every woman with the gene mutation
develops cancer so some environmental factor or factors are
implicated in "switching on" the gene. And the radiation from
mammograms may be one of those factors that can actually trigger
breast cancer in these high risk women.
Forget Prozac - Try probiotics to ease anxiety, curb depression
and elevate mood
(NaturalNews) Could eating yogurt be a replacement for
antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so.
Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of
probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing
brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced
GABA is a safe alternative to dangerous psychiatric drugs -- it
calms the nervous system, promotes tranquil sleep, minimizes
anxiety and alleviates depression. This is good news for over 50
million people around the world who use antidepressants.
Unraveling food industry lies - Your salmon and meat are
artificially dyed to look more appealing
(NaturalNews) It turns out that 95 percent of the Atlantic
salmon sold in stores is farm-raised, and that the vast majority
of this farmed salmon is artificially dyed to look more similar
to wild salmon. Pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche is a major
producers of pink dyes specifically used in farmed salmon
pellets, also known as processed salmon food, which obviously
turns salmon flesh more pink.
Seven ways that taking ginger can spice up your health
(NaturalNews) Cultivated and used medicinally for thousands of
years all around the world, ginger root is a powerful medicinal
herb that offers a variety of unique health benefits. When taken
regularly in therapeutic doses, ginger root can effectively cure
nausea; promote healthy digestion; boost immunity; treat asthma;
improve cardiovascular function and heart health; relieve pain;
and even prevent and cure chronic disease by quelling
Trick or treat? Eating pumpkin is a treat for everything from
your eyeballs to your weekly weigh-in
(NaturalNews) An indigenous vegetable native to North America,
pumpkins not only play a roll as jack-o-lanterns on Halloween
and fillings for Thanksgiving pies -- they also provide a wide
range of healthy benefits, making them a perfect food to
incorporate into your daily diet.
Six foods for a happy belly
(NaturalNews) What is a happy belly? Well, an unhappy belly will
produce flatulence, bloating, nausea, cramps, and so called
heartburn. You should be able to digest foods without any
hassles, providing you don't overeat. That's a happy belly.
Life-long vegans show no sign of anticipated deficiencies
(NaturalNews) (Natural News) A study of the bone health of long
term vegan women showed density that surprised many western
physicians. Comparing the bones of over two hundred vegan and
non-vegan women, researchers were caught off-guard by the
finding almost identical density levels, despite the vegan
womens' intake of substantially lower amounts of calcium and
Solutions for gout
(NaturalNews) NaturalNews) Gout is a very painful form of
arthritis that usually attacks the big toe and can spread to the
insteps, ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers or elbows. Gout
occurs when an excessive buildup of uric acid in the body forms
painful crystals in the joints. These uric acid crystals deposit
in the articular cartilage of joints, tendons and surrounding
tissues causing inflammation. Uric acid deposits can form under
the skin (called tophi) and even some kidney stones are formed
from uric acid crystals.
290% Increased Risk of Brain Tumor After 10 Years of Cellphone
Natural Society - In a newly-released study conducted at the
Örebro Hospita in Sweden, it was revealed that 10 years of
cellphone use resulted in an average 290% increased risk of
brain tumor development.
Study Finds BPA Actually Changes Your Brain
Natural Society - Researchers at North Carolina State University
found that bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure in early life stages can
actually cause gene expression changes. These effects are seen
in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which can lead to
increased levels of anxiety. What may surprise you is that
soy—which has been accused of mimicking estrogen, as has
BPA—prevented the behavioral changes.
Obama Plans Executive Order to Force Cybersecurity Boondoggle On
Kurt Nimmo - Obama plans to violate the Constitution again and
issue yet another executive order. The latest EO would create a
government program protecting vital computer networks from cyber
attacks, according to Bloomberg. The Department of Homeland
Security would establish cybersecurity standards that companies
could “voluntarily adopt to better protect banks,
telecommunication networks and the U.S. power grid from
VIDEO: University researchers develop a technique to remotely
End the Lie - Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU)
have made a quite major step forward in developing a technique
which leverages an electronic interface to remotely control
cockroaches. While this is supposedly to be used for positive
purposes, namely, to find survivors in a building destroyed by
an earthquake, I think it is quite obvious that this is not the
only thing it could be used for.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Nearly all conventional food crops grown with fluoride-laced
water, then sprayed with more fluoride
(NaturalNews) The average American today is exposed to a whole
lot more fluoride than he or she is probably aware. Conventional
produce, it turns out, is one of the most prevalent sources of
fluoride exposure besides fluoridated water, as conventional
crops are not only irrigated with fluoride-laced water in many
cases, but also sprayed with pesticide and herbicide chemicals
that have been blended with fluoride, and later processed once
again with fluoridated water.
Gardening company faces $12.5 million penalty for adding poison
to bird food
RT - The US law and garden products company, Scotts Miracle Gro,
the world’s largest marketer of residential pesticides, is
facing $12.5 million in fines for violating numerous federal
pesticide laws and for adding illegal toxins to wild bird food.
The company pleaded guilty to distributing pesticides with
misleading and unapproved labels, distributing unregistered
pesticides and falsifying pesticide registrations – but the most
disturbing was its use of toxic insecticide in its bird food
products, including Storcide II and Actellic 5E.
Fall in Love With Spinach
Mother Earth News - By planting spinach at the end of summer,
you'll get your crop off to a running start and have it mature
to its luscious best during the cool, golden days of fall.
Tomato Tastings, Fall Garden Starts, and Getting Ready for
Mother Earth News - One of our favorite bloggers, Ira Wallace,
talks about what's going on her garden this month — and shares
tips that will help in your fall gardens, too.
Overweight Pets - 90% increase in 5 years!
Susan Thixton - Banfield Animal Hospital recently published a
State of Pet Health report. The most significant fact stated in
this report is regarding pet obesity. Banfield reports a 90%
increase in overweight cats and a 37% increase in overweight
dogs just in the last five years.
New Purina Be Happy Pet Food - Maybe not so happy
Susan Thixton - This new pet food - Be Happy - is a product of
Purina Pet Foods. The Be Happy website states "For us, pets are
the true happiness heroes. When we watch a dog chase his tail or
a cat soak up the sun, we remember that there’s more good in the
world than not, if you just know where to sniff it out! That’s
why we created new Be Happy pet food to spread our pets’
instinctual happiness...." I couldn't agree more that pets are
instinctually happy. However I'm not sure how a pet food can
actually "spread" happiness.
Today in History - Friday - September 7, 2012
1812 - Napoleon defeated the Russian army of Alexander I at the battle
1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference
to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the NY
1822 - Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.
1888 - Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an
1901 - The Boxer Rebellion began in China ending the Peace of Beijing.
1921 - Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss
America in Atlantic City, NJ.
1927 - Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through
purely electronic means by using an image dissector.
1940 - London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany
during World War II.
1942 - During World War II, the Russian army counter attacked the German
troops outside the city of Stalingrad.
1963 - The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in
1977 - The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter
and General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The treaties called for the U.S. to
turn over control of the canal's waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
1983 - In Ireland, voters approved a constitutional amendment that
1984 - American Express Co. issued the first of its Platinum charge
1986 - President Augusto Pinochet survived an assassination attempt made
1986 - Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead the
Anglican Church in southern Africa.
1989 - Legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate that prohibited
discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public
accommodations, transportation and communications.
1995 - U.S. Senator Bob Packwood announced that he would resign after 27
years in the Senate.
1999 - Viacom Inc. announced that it had plans to buy CBS Corp.
Syria insurgents shell Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus
Press TV - Syrian insurgents have shelled a Palestinian refugee camp in
Syria’s capital city, Damascus, as the foreign-sponsored unrest
continues in the Arab country. Many people, including large numbers of
security forces, have been killed in the turmoil that began in Syria in
March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are
the driving force behind the unrest and deadly violence, but the
opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
VIDEO: Syrian rebels claim to have blown up hospital in Homs
Telegraph - Amateur video purported to be filmed in Homs shows a huge
explosion which Syrian fighters say was at a hospital that was being
used by government forces. The rebel in the video can be heard saying:
"Al Frouq brigade blew up the National hospital, which used to be for
people, but now is being used by Assad's forces." The video cannot be
independently verified because of foreign reporting restrictions in
US and Israel Use Propaganda and Proxy War in Syria to Pave Path Toward
Activist Post - Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood member and current
president of Egypt, warned Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down
“before it’s too late”. At a meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in
Cairo, Egypt, Morsi stated that he would not tolerate non-Arab influence
in his country. He had harsh words for the “non-aligned movement” that
he claims has taken over in Iran and gave his full support of the
CIA-sponsored terrorist group, the Free Syrian Army, who are waging a
proxy war in Syria on behalf of the US and Israel.
Estonian paper uses Buchenwald victims for slimming pills ad
RT - Exhausted concentration camp torture victims – that is what happy
owners of new slim bodies will look like, according to an Estonian
newspaper. The paper illustrated an ad for slimming pills with a gloomy
photo of prisoners. The cynical inscription near the World War II
concentration camp victims. said: “One, Two, Three… Dr Mengele slimming
pills work wonders for you!” Below read: “There were no thickset people
in Buchenwald!”... While the pill advertisers have not provided any
comments on their choice, the advertisement has already caused outrage
within the country.
Fuji time bomb: Volcano to erupt under pressure
RT - Japanese scientists predict Mt. Fuji will blow due to new tectonic
pressures that are higher than when the volcano last erupted more than
300 years ago. Estimates say the eruption will affect more than 400,000
people and cost over $30 billion. The National Research Institute for
Earth Science and Disaster Prevention has issued a warning that Japan’s
9.0 magnitude undersea quake last year, plus an aftershock four days
later near Mt. Fuji, has created large pressure on the volcano’s magma
chamber, which could lead to an eruption.
Syrian Army swoops on insurgents in Homs, Hama
Press TV - The Syrian Army has swooped on foreign-backed insurgents in
the western flashpoint cities of Homs and Hama, killing a large number
of militants holed up there... On Thursday, Syrian government troops
also rendered ineffective large supplies of arms, ammunition, and
explosives, held by the insurgents in their hideouts.
Tehran NAM Summit dealt humiliating blow to enemies: Leader
Press TV - “With their stupidity, the enemies of the Iranian nation
turned this summit into a diplomatic war against the Islamic Republic of
Iran, which resulted in humiliating defeat for them,” Ayatollah Khamenei
said in an address to the members of the Assembly of Experts on
Thursday. The Leader added that the “successful” hosting of the NAM
Summit in Tehran is an example of the favorable intellectual system
which Iran has offered to the world.
Gaza town mourns after Israel shelling
Press TV - Palestinians massively take to the streets of the Beit Hanoun
town in the besieged Gaza Strip in funeral processions for three people,
killed in Israeli shelling. The trio was killed after an Israeli tank
fired a Flechette shell at a group of Palestinians in the town on
Thursday. Several others were also injured in the attack, which was
confirmed by the Tel Aviv regime.
Human Rights Watch: CIA torture cover-up in Libya revealed
RT - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed new evidence of a US torture
cover-up... The new report uses as sources documents seized after the
fall of Gaddafi’s regime at the Libyan intelligence headquarters. They
reveal previously-unknown instances of waterboarding by the CIA that
took place nine years ago in Afghanistan. Original documents and
correspondence are attached to the report and show organized cooperation
between the US, UK and other Western countries with Gaddafi’s regime.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al
Qaeda Led to 9/11
Washington's Blog - If you assume that this is ancient history,
remember that: The U.S. supported the opposition which overthrew
Libya’s Gadaffi was mainly Al Qaeda … and they now appear to be
in control of Libya (and are instrumental in fighting in Syria).
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are currently supporting Al Qaeda
terrorists in Syria... And funds terrorist groups within Iran.
Delusional reality: Everything peddled by politicians, media,
banks and television is a fiction
(NaturalNews) The "War on Terror" is a complete fabrication.
There is no terrorism other than what the government creates in
order to sell its agenda of a police state takeover.... The
CDC's war on West Nile virus is also a complete fabrication.
There is no real West Nile virus threat. (Read
article here) The odds of being killed by West Nile are,
much like with "terrorism," even lower than the odds of being
killed by a bee sting. The "economic recovery" of America is a
fairy tale. Over the last few days, the federal debt reached a
jaw-dropping $16 trillion...
YouTube: Atlas Shrugged, Part II: Official Trailer
Atlas Shrugged Part II in theaters October 12, 2012.
VIDEO: Colorado Public Television Presents 9/11: Explosive
Evidence – Experts Speak Out
cpt12.org - Over 40 experts in high-rise architecture,
structural engineering, metallurgy, chemistry, physics,
explosives, and controlled demolition share their professional
expertise and insights about the events of 9/11. Additionally, 8
psychological experts discuss why proving controlled demolition
of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers can be so difficult
for individuals to accept. Premiere Date: 08/18/2012.
VIDEO: Pentagon Robot Can Run Faster Than Usain Bolt
Steve Watson - In its ongoing quest to develop a robot that can
chase down human prey, The Department of Defense now has a robot
that can run faster than the fastest human on the planet. The
quadruped robot, dubbed the CHEETAH, by developers Boston
Dynamics Inc, recently set a new record as the fastest moving
robot in the world by running at a speed of 28.3 miles per
hour.... Last month it was revealed that Boston Dynamics has
also been contracted by DARPA to develop and build humanoid
robots that can act intelligently without supervision, in a deal
worth $10.9 million.
Government Hypes Airport Hoax After TSA Liquid Testing Video
Kurt Nimmo - A few days after a video revealing the latest TSA
outrage went viral on the internet – agents testing drinks after
passengers had gone through intrusive pat-downs and porno
scanning – a sensationalistic event mysteriously unfolded: the
TSA reported a “suspicious item” on a plane in Philadelphia that
required a “law enforcement situation” and hysterical news
Business is Booming for Smith & Wesson
Kurt Nimmo - Zero Hedge posted the chart below. It shows a
steady increase in firearms sales, especially after the election
of Obama. This is good news for the Second Amendment and bad
news for all the gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg, Chuckie
Schumer, and supposed “conservative” Bill Kristol. “I think
there is more support for some moderate forms of gun control,”
Kristol said in July. “Good luck with that, Bill,” another
panelist more in tune with reality responded.
YouTube: Sheriff Deputy Pistol Whips 19 Year Old – Gun
BRENTWOOD, Md. - A Cottage City 19-year-old spent nearly 4
months in jail after Corporal Donald Taylor claimed Ryan Dorm
assaulted him and the gun went off as Taylor struggled with him.
The surveillance video is from a business on Perry Street near
Rhode Island Avenue in the Brentwood area. Attorney Jimmy Bell,
who represents Dorm, says the video shows Taylor out-and-out
"lied" when he wrote up a report supporting assault charges
against his client.... Taylor has been indicted and faces a
trial in November. Bell has filed a $10 million dollar civil
lawsuit in the case.
VIDEO: Comcast Balks At Refunding $6,300 To Customer Who Forgot
Consumerist -The customer, who happens to be 86 years old and a
25-year customer of Comcast, says that when he went online to
pay his bill of $64.53, he accidentally omitted the decimal
point and entered $6453... The man tells WKRG-TV..."I called the
bank, and they said it had already been processed," he says,
"there was nothing they could do." His daughter attempted to
talk some sense into Comcast but all the company said it could
do for the long-time customer was to use the credit for future
bills, meaning the man wouldn't have to worry about another
cable bill until the age of 94.
* Related Article:
Cable Company Promises $6K Refund after News 5 Report
YouTube: Reality Check: DNC Runs Over Delegates With Scripted
Ben Swann Reality Check looks at how the DNC scripted a vote to
change the party's platform one week after the Republican
leadership did the same thing at the RNC.
Doug Wead says Ron Paul could STILL run in 2016
Daily Paul - Seriously, he's not being facetious: Is Ron Paul
too old? Not for me. Konrad Andenauer , Germanys greatest leader
of the last two centuries was in power at age 87. Michelangelo
began painting the Sistine Chapel at age 71, he was still at it
when he died at age 89. The Biblical account of Moses has him
beginning his long journey, leading the Israelis from slavery,
at age 80. Let Ron Paul lead us out of slavery at age 80. Here’s
a toast to Ron Paul, 2016.
Doug Weed: Post Ron Paul: Where do we go now?
VIDEO: Ben Swann On The Jerry Doyle Show: Dems Have A Ron Paul
Moment; "The Two Party System Is So Flawed."
Daily Paul - Ben Swann was on The Jerry Doyle Show today talking
about the "Ron Paul Moment" at the DNC. Hard to believe (yet not
so hard to believe) that we would see an almost identical
example of how the "votes" are scripted and pre-determined.
Jerry and Ben also talk about how FOX News is trying to make an
issue of what happened at the DNC while completely ignoring how
the SAME IDENTICAL THING happened at the RNC. Ridiculous!
VIDEO: Dem Chairman says Christians "Want Jews to Die and
americanthinker.com - This man has been identified as Mark Alan
Siegel, the Palm Beach County Democrat Chairman. Think about
that for a minute... This is Democrat Party Leadership!
8 Ways to Improve Society When You Opt Out of Voting and
Intel Hub - It should be obvious by now that this system is not
only inherently corrupt, but is also failing miserably... So
what do we do? How do we solve these problems? Do we look to
authority? Do we put someone in charge? Of course not! How has
that been working out for us all along? Not so well, right? Yet
when I suggest that everyone needs give up on voting and take
matters into their own hands in their own personal lives, people
always seem to get the impression that I am suggesting they “do
YouTube: Ron Paul Lecture - "The Great Enabler: The Rise of the
Federal Reserve and the Growth of Government"
Congressman Paul explains in this lecture the Federal Reserve's
role as the enabler of big government. Through purchases of
government debt, the Fed allows the government to spend beyond
its means and contributes to the growth of the welfare-warfare
state. If leviathan government is to be countered, understanding
monetary policy and the fundamental role it plays in the
relentless growth of government is a necessary first step.
VIDEO: Jim Rogers: If you aren't worried about 2013, "Get
Daily Paul - Mr Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum Fund with
George Soros, believes that America's central bank is secretly
printing money to avoid "getting egg on their face again" after
previous attempts to kickstart the faltering economy with $2
trillion of QE failed.
VIDEO: Bipartisan budget cuts, genocide of US population:
Press TV - “This is a bipartisan effort in favor of Wall Street
and really to inflict, I call it ‘genocidal budget cuts’ on the
American people,” said Webster Griffin Tarpley in a Wednesday
interview [interview starts at the 4:30 minute mark]. Tarpley
argued that the traditional method to boost recovery is to
inject credit into the banking system; however, “The problem is
that we have zombie banks that are all bankrupt. They are all
wards of the US Federal Government.” The remarks come as the
latest figures by the US Treasury indicate the America’s
national debt has swelled to more than USD 16 trillion.
Louisiana Looks for ‘Smoking Gun’ to Link Isaac Tar Balls to
Gulf Oil Disaster
Guardian - Government agencies and environmental groups this
week reported weathered oil in areas which took the brunt of
last week’s hurricane – and which were also heavily damaged by
the 4.9m barrel gusher from BP’s leaking oil well. “I’d say
there is a smoking gun,” Garrett Graves, the coastal adviser to
Louisiana’s governor Bobby Jindal, told news organisations.
“It’s an area that experienced heavy oiling during the spill.”
State officials shut down commercial fishing and all shrimping
in a 13-mile stretch from Port Fourchon to Caminada Pass, after
observing tar mats and high concentration of tar balls on
VIDEO: 1980 NBC News Clip on “Contrails” That Can Change the
Weather on Purpose
INtel Hub - “No one is trying to make clouds now using jet
engines, but this study suggests that jet travel is
inadvertently making our days more cloudy and some day, weather
researchers may be able to use jets on purpose to change our
weather. Roger O’Neil, NBC News, Champaign, Illinois.”
Busted! Co-author of Stanford study that bashed organics found
to have deep ties to Big Tobacco's anti-science propaganda
(NaturalNews) Over the last several days, the mainstream media
has fallen for an elaborate scientific hoax that sought to
destroy the credibility of organic foods by claiming they are
"no healthier" than conventional foods (grown with pesticides
and GMOs). NaturalNews has learned one of the key co-authors of
the study, Dr. Ingram Olkin, has a deep history as an
"anti-science" propagandist working for Big Tobacco. Stanford
University has also been found to have deep financial ties to
Cargill, a powerful proponent of genetically engineered foods
and an enemy of GMO labeling Proposition 37.
Do you buy organic food? New York Times writer calls you a
delusional cult member suckered into a 'fable'
(NaturalNews) The assault on the organic industry is in full
swing today, and it's an attack not merely on the industry
itself but an attack on your sanity. If you "believe" in organic
foods and non-GMOs, you are about to be labeled a delusional
conspiracy theorist. How do I know that? Because the lying
mainstream media is rolling out the idea that organics are a
"fable," a fairy tale myth. In one of the most idiotic,
corporate-serving editorials I've ever seen, New York Times
columnist Roger Cohen starts off with the title, "The Organic
Fable." He then goes on to call organics a false "ideology,"
sort of a like a pseudoscientific cult.
End your battle with bloating: Eat these four foods daily
(NaturalNews) Overall, the very best way to avoid the bloats is
to stay away from the food items that cause it the most - soda,
alcohol (beer especially), and overtly greasy, overly salty and
extra fatty meals, which tend to slow the stomach and intestines
from emptying, says Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., a.k.a Dr. Gourmet,
the medical director of Tulane University's School of Medicine.
If you are planning to over-indulge; however, be proactive: Eat
certain flat-belly foods in the days leading up to your planned
feast. Dr. Harlan, and other experts, have picked four of them
for you, based on the latest research.
Chewy granola bars - A homemade treat to feel good about
(NaturalNews) Granola bars are a convenient on-the-go snack.
Unfortunately, typical store-bought varieties are loaded with
corn syrup, soybean oil, coloring and flavoring agents and
preservatives. If you prefer to eat foods that are grown in
nature, rather than created in a lab, try making your own bars
with the recipe included here.
Mead Johnson & Co. sued over claims that its infant formula
'supports baby's immune system'
(NaturalNews) The class action suit, filed in late August in
U.S. District Court in California, said that formula maker Mead
Johnson and Co. "falsely and misleadingly" claimed its Enfamil
product lines "contain prebiotics that provide immunity-related
health benefits for babies and young children."
US warns of possible worldwide epidemic triggered by deadly
RT - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has
issued a health alert after a lung disease caused by the
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome killed two American males and
sickened four others. Health officials believe that an outbreak
spread by mice at Yosemite Park outside of San Francisco is the
culprit and that as many as 10,000 people around the world are
thought be at risk of developing symptoms, which include
headache, fever, muscle aches, shortness of breath and coughing,
as well as, in some cases, death.
Vitamin D ‘Fails’ to Lower Cholesterol: So?
Gaia Health - A completely useless, frankly stupid, study shows
that Vitamin D ‘fails’ to lower cholesterol – but the idea that
it would lower cholesterol never made sense in the first place,
which the researchers should have known.... First, we should
ask: Why would anyone expect that taking Vitamin D would lower
cholesterol? What kind of pseudo science would bother with such
an investigation? It seems that the researchers don’t understand
a basic bit of cholesterol and Vitamin D metabolism. Cholesterol
is required to manufacture Vitamin D. So, if Vitamin D is
provided in a pill form, why would anyone expect cholesterol
levels to be affected? It makes no sense.
Why Did the FDA Approve a Generic Version of this Dangerous
Dr. Mercola - Actos – the brand name for a drug used to treat
type 2 diabetes – is presently embroiled in thousands of
lawsuits alleging that the drug causes severe side effects
including heart failure, macular edema and bladder cancer....
The FDA addressed the heart failure and bladder cancer
possibilities with a recommendation that doctors carefully
monitor patients taking the new generic version... however, what
the new generic drug really does is expose even more people to
this drug class’ unacceptable, and sometimes deadly, side
effects – to treat a disease that responds very well to dietary
and exercise changes!
Foreign DNA, Other Substances from Vaccinations Found in Sick,
Disabled and Dying Children
Weekly Blitz.net - This week an important paper by Leslie Carol
Botha hit the Internet by storm. This revolutionary paper titled
Unveiling the Culprit – Is Foreign DNA Contamination the
Autistic Villain behind Biologic Vaccine Injuries, is one of
the first papers to discuss various foreign DNA fragments being
discovered in sick, disabled and dying children after they have
received various childhood vaccinations.
$83,046 For A 3 Hour Hospital Visit - Why Are Hospital Bills So
Economic Collapse - All the financial progress that you have
made in recent years can literally be wiped out in just a matter
of hours. For example, you are about to read about an Arizona
woman that was recently charged $83,046 for a 3 hour hospital
visit. How in the world is anyone supposed to pay a bill like
that?... If you have time,
read this tragic story where one man was charged $11,000 and
all he had was a case of bad indigestion. Nothing was even wrong
with him and now his family is going to have to declare
bankruptcy.... It has been estimated that hospitals in the
United States overcharge their patients by about 10 billion
dollars every single year.
Obama administration: cellphone location data is not
Activist Post - In a federal court Tuesday, the Obama
administration claimed that Americans have absolutely no
“reasonable expectation of privacy” concerning cellphone
location data, thus enabling law enforcement to acquire detailed
records of a user’s movements without even obtaining probable
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
EPA pulls toxic apple pesticide. Finally!
panna.org - EPA made an important and long-awaited announcement
Thursday when it banned future sales of the highly neurotoxic
apple pesticide azinphos-methyl (AZM), also known as Guthion.
This is particularly good news for rural families, farmworkers
and children headed back to school. Guthion residues are found
on over 30% of U.S. apples.
Most Suppressed Inventions Ever
usahitman.com - Here is a list of 18 inspiring inventions that
never had the chance …
Potty Training Your Kids At The Restaurant Table Might Possibly
Upset Nearby Diners
Consumerist - Whatever you might think of mom's breastfeeding
their young children in public, there are generally laws
protecting those women. The same can't be said for potty
training your kids in the middle of a restaurant. "I noticed
that this lady was having her two — she had two twins, two
little girls about 2-and-a-half years old, sitting on what I
thought were booster seats," one witness to a public potty
training tells KSL-TV in Utah. But she soon discovered that
those booster seats were actually kiddie toilets.
Today in History - Thursday - September 6, 2012
1876 - The Southern Pacific rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco
1899 - Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk.
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded (he
died 8 days later) by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz, an American anarchist,
was executed the following October.
1909 - Robert Peary, American explorer, sent word that he had reached
the North Pole. He had reached his goal five months earlier.
1939 - South Africa declared war on Germany.
1941 - Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of
David with the word "Jew" inscribed. It only applied to Jews over the
age of 6.
1944 - During World War II, the British government relaxed blackout
restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard.
1959 - The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation.
1975 - Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York
for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.
1990 - Iraq warned that anyone trying to flee the country without
permission would be put in prison for life.
1991 - The State Council of the Soviet Union recognized the independence
of the Baltic states.
1991 - The name St. Petersburg was restored to Russia's second largest
city. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The name has been
changed to Petrograd (1914) and to Leningrad (1924).
1992 - A 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted
1993 - Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced they were
merging. Volvo eventually canceled the deal the following December.
1995 - U.S. Senator Bob Packwood was expelled by the Senate Ethics
2000 - The U.N. Millennium Summit began in New York. It was the largest
gathering of world leaders in history with more than 150 present.
2001 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was seeking a
lesser antitrust penalty and would not attempt to break up Microsoft.
2002 - In New York, the U.S. Congress convened at Federal Hall for a
rare special session. The session was held in New York to express the
nation's mourning for the loss on September 11, 2001 and unity in the
war against terrorism.
West must change Syria stance: Putin
Press TV - Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Western
governments to “reassess” their position on Syria, criticizing them for
relying on terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda to overthrow the Syrian
government.... Putin said that dialogue among all parties in Syria is
the only way to resolve the crisis. “To us, the most important thing is
to end the violence, to force all the sides in the conflict… to sit down
at the negotiating table, determine the future and ensure the security
of all the participants of the domestic political process.” “Only then
move on to these practical steps about the internal organization of the
country itself,” he added.
Syrian troops take town on refugee flight route
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian troops have recaptured from rebels a
town on the border with Jordan used as a transit point by refugees
fleeing the country's civil war. he Britain-based Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights and local activist Mohammed Abu Houran say hundreds of
Syrian soldiers backed by 20 tanks assaulted Tel Chehab on Thursday
morning. Rebels fought back but were pushed out.
Yemenis protest US drone strike killing 13 civilians
Press TV - Hundreds of Yemenis including youth activists on Monday
rallied in the southeastern province of Hadramout against U.S. drone
strikes in the country, demanding the government take action to halt the
killing of civilians in botched air raids.... The protesters staged a
massive demonstration in Hadramout, chanting slogans and displaying
placards with anti-U.S. statements to protest the botched U.S. drone
strike targeting al-Qaeda, witnesses and local residents said on
condition of anonymity.
France providing aid to rebel-held areas of Syria - reports
RT - France has started providing direct aid and money to
rebel-controlled areas of Syria and is even considering supplying
anti-aircraft weapons to the opposition, a diplomatic source has said.
The aid began being supplied last Friday, to five local authorities in
so called “liberated zones” located in three provinces – Deir al-Zor,
Aleppo and Idlib, the source said on condition of anonymity. Last week,
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius promised that such aid was in the
VIDEO: INTERPOL: Judge Orders Extradition And Arrest Of Former U.S.
Treasury Undersecretary David Mulford
Daily Bail - A judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of Credit
Suisse executive and former U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Mulford
because he failed to testify over a 2001 Argentine debt swap, the state
news agency reported on Monday. Federal Judge Marcelo Martinez de Giorgi
will ask Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant seeking
Mulford's extradition for questioning over the bond exchange carried out
by the government in an unsuccessful bid to avoid default.
VIDEO: Three Tons of Food Looted From Grocery Stores In Spain As
Mac Slavo - Social safety nets across the continent are visibly under
stress and breaking down, so much so that unemployed Spaniards have
begun raiding supermarkets in order to put food on the table. As
recently as last month the people of Cadiz and Sevilla, which have a
reported unemployment rate of 32%, joined together to loot local grocery
stores of three tons of food – some of which was distributed to local
Powerful quake hits Costa Rica, two dead
Reuters - A powerful earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, killing
at least two people, sparking landslides, knocking down buildings, and
briefly triggering a tsunami warning.... The Red Cross said two people
died in Guanacaste, the northwestern province at the epicenter of the
7.6 magnitude quake, which split open tarmac roads, cracked gravestones
and sent books tumbling off library shelves.
A virus that kills cancer: the cure that's waiting in the cold
Telegraph - Sitting in a refrigerator in a Swedish laboratory is what
promises to be a cheap and effective cancer treatment. So why are the
trials to bring it to market not going ahead? 'Not "eliminates"! Not
"invented", no!' interrupts Professor Magnus Essand, panicked, when I
Skype him to ask about this explosive achievement. 'Our results are only
in the lab so far, not in humans, and many treatments that work in the
lab can turn out to be not so effective in humans. However, adenovirus
serotype 5 is a common virus in which we have achieved transcriptional
targeting by replacing an endogenous viral promoter sequence by…'
Fertility fears for hundreds of women after removable contraceptive
implants go 'missing' inside their bodies
Daily Mail - Hundreds of women have had their fertility put in jeopardy
after a popular contraceptive implant was apparently 'lost' in their
bodies. The problem with the Implanon device could also force hundreds
more to delay their dreams of motherhood. The implant, which is used by
hundreds of thousands of women in the UK, is the size of a matchstick
and is inserted under the skin of the upper arm, in a procedure that
needs to be carried out by a trained doctor.... Implanon’s manufacturer
MSD, a subsidiary of global pharmaceutical giant Merck, has now replaced
it with an updated product called Nexplanon, which has a new pre-loaded
applicator and contains barium so it can be detected by X-ray or CT
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Soldier hit with mallet at Ft. Bragg Army base, suffers
seizure in hazing incident
Press TV - A soldier from Michigan who was struck with a large,
wooden mallet at his Army base in North Carolina was seriously
injured, his father said, expressing anger and shock that the
incident was allowed to occur. Ken Roach of Battle Creek said
his son, Sgt. Phillip Roach, was hurt at Fort Bragg during what
the Army later called an unauthorized "hazing" event to mark his
promotion to sergeant. The 22-year-old knocked his head on the
cement after getting hit, causing a seizure and head wound that
required six staples, his father said.
LAPD Now Arresting Photographers
Linda West - Despite legal battles raging over 10 years and a
noticeable lack of terrorist activity in that time, the LAPD is
moving ahead as the first police department in the U.S. to
implement Special Order 1, a policy which will allow the police
to detain and arrest you if you are taking photos or videotaping
certain buildings deemed by them as “suspicious activity”. The
problem being of course – what exactly is considered suspicious
TV stations to start using military drones
RT - The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to have
guidelines for domestic drone use set in stone by 2015, and by
the end of the decade some agencies say that as many as 30,000
UAVs will be up in the air at any time. On the heels of the
armed forces and law enforcement agencies, though, the news
gathering industry — professional journalists — are examining
what benefits they could reap by watching breaking events unfold
from the sky without risking life and limb for the sake of a
story, or that one phenomenal photo.
American Airlines Disallows Boarding of 16-year-old with Down
Adan Salazar - On Sunday, the Vanderhorst family arrived at
Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey where they
tried to board an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles. Their
trip was brought to an abrupt halt after the pilot declared
their son a “security threat.” Joan and Robert Vanderhorst’s
16-year-old son Bede has Down’s Syndrome, a disease categorized
by a severe degree of intellectual disability. According to
American Airlines, the boy posed a “safety” risk to himself and
others because he was “excitable and running around.”
American, United Face Trial Over 9-11 Towers Destruction
Business Week - AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and United
Continental Holdings Inc. lost a bid to avoid a federal trial
over negligence claims tied to the hijacking of jetliners used
in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed about 3,000
people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. World Trade
Center Properties LLC, which owned the twin skyscrapers in lower
Manhattan destroyed in the attacks, sued the airlines in 2008
alleging negligence against the carriers for allowing terrorists
to board and hijack the planes that were flown into the
buildings. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan
yesterday said a trial is required.
YouTube: Peter Schiff 'Undercover' At The DNC (Video)/
Democrats: Let's Ban Profits!
Posing as an anti-business crusader, Peter Schiff found a number
of DNC delegates and attendees who support explicitly outlawing
VIDEO: Ron Paul Rides Off Into the Sunset (Literally)
Daily Paul - After
Dr. Paul's appearance on the Jay Leno show, 9-4-2012.
Board puts Virgil Goode on Virginia ballot despite GOP challenge
Washington Examiner - Constitution Party presidential candidate
Virgil Goode is officially -- for now -- on the presidential
ballot in Virginia, a battleground state where he has deep roots
and poses a real threat to Republican Mitt Romney....
Republicans successfully pushed the Constitution Party off the
ballot in Pennsylvania, another swing state and the home of
Goode's running mate. "It's ludicrous," Goode said. "It's a huge
effort to squelch anyone who doesn't toe the Romney line."
Roger Villere Elected RNC Vice Chairman
Daily Paul - I don't know if many recognise this name. He is the
LaGOP leader that would NOT give up his leadership position when
the delegates voted him out. He is responsible for the LaGOP Ron
Paul supporters to turn their chairs around. He is the leader
that called in the police because the Ron Paul delegates may be
violent. He is the one responsible for the police injuring two
Ron Paul delegates that were voted to be the leaders.... will
never vote for Romney, but now with this man in a leadership
position for the RNC, I will not vote Republican, and I have
been a Republican for 40 years.
How are the Senate races shaping up?
Daily Paul - Here is a map (From Rasmussen) that shows how the
senate races are going. Are the republicans going to take
control? A tough road ahead. Who are the Liberty candidates
running this election? Time to start to pay attention.
Democrats change platform to add God, Jerusalem
AP - The embarrassing reversal was compounded by chaos and
uncertainty on the convention floor, requiring three votes
before a ruling that the amendments had been approved. Many in
the audience booed the decision. The episode exposed tensions on
Israel within the party, put Democrats on the defensive and
created a public relations spectacle as Obama arrived in the
convention city to claim his party's nomination for a second
Democratic Party bosses override grass roots over Jerusalem
Examiner - The Democratic Party bosses suspended the convention
rules today in order to propose an amendment to the party
platform. The bosses were not happy that the rank and file
included language in the 2012 platform that did not
unambiguously state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
They were also concerned that the word "God" was removed.
Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position...
DNC Convention arena at capacity, doors shut
Washington Post - Convention-goers who left the Time Warner
Cable Arena are now unable to get back in, because the hall is
at capacity — 24,000 people. A huge crowd has gathered outside
the arena doors, where fire marshals are turning people away....
Hundreds of delegates, journalists locked out of arena.
Man Listed As “Terrorist” Over Traffic Violation
Paul Joseph Watson - Activist James Ian Tyson was listed as a
terrorist over a traffic violation in a deliberate effort by
police to prevent him organizing a protest at the Democratic
National Convention taking place in Charlotte this week....
Charlotte resident Tyson was arrested on Sunday morning as he
was driving to a protest just days before the start of the DNC
with his initial bond set at a huge $10,000 dollars. Although
the reason for the arrest was not known until today, prosecutors
were keen to keep Tyson locked up for the duration of the DNC,
according to Tyson’s lawyer. Tyson spent 36 hours in jail, 24 of
which were in a tiny cell.
Half of America in poverty? The facts say It's true
Press TV - Recent reports suggest that almost 50% of Americans
are in poverty or at a "low income" level. The claim is based on
a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that includes
health care, transportation, and other essential living expenses
in the poverty calculation. The concept of "low income" is
controversial. It has been defined as earnings between 100 and
199 percent of the poverty level, a claim which, if true, would
place every American family making $50,000 or less at a
Gold hits five-month high amid predictions of $1,800 by year-end
Telegraph - With share prices continuing to slide and negative
real returns on bank and building society deposits, gold’s
historic attractions sparkle amid the credit crisis gloom.
Philip Klapwijk, global head of metals analytics at Thomson
Reuters GFMS, said the consultancy remains firmly bullish, with
the price expected to clear the $1,800 mark before year-end.
Some Of The Really Bad Things That Could Happen If You Do Not
Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse
The Economic Collapse - Most people just assume that since
things have always been a certain way that they will always be
that way in the future. Most people just have blind faith that
the people running our government and our financial system know
exactly what they are doing and that they are doing their best
to take care of us. In fact, once upon a time I was fully
convinced of that.
Veterans bike across America
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Five military veterans from the
Long Road Home Project, who have made it their mission to bike
more than 4,200 miles across the country, made a stop here,
Sept. 4-6. The Long Road Home Project was started by Casey
Miller as a way to help veterans with their transitions back to
civilian life. While the LRHP's overall goal is to ride to heal
war wounds and raise money to help war veterans, each
participant rides with an individual purpose as well.
Lejeune Water Victim Speaks Out
A million Marines, sailors and their families drank, bathed,
brushed their teeth, cooked, swam and washed their cars,
clothes, dishes and pets in bad water at Lejeune for decades.
Spina bifida. Asperger's syndrome. Tourette's. Bipolar disorder.
Organic brain dysfunction. These are just a few of the diseases
William McMurray Jr. suffers from, ailments he says his doctors
couldn't explain for the first 20 years of his life -- until
they learned of water contamination aboard Camp Lejeune.
Cost of Chemtrail Program Put At $5 Billion a Year
Paul Joseph Watson - U.S. scientists writing in the journal
Environmental Research Letters concluded that “Planes or
airships could carry sun-dimming materials high into the
atmosphere for an affordable price tag of below $5 billion a
year as a way to slow climate change,” reports Reuters, a
process characterized as “both feasible and affordable.” The
cost of using specially adapted aircraft able to operate at high
altitudes as a delivery system to disperse sulphur particles was
put at $1 to $2 billion a year. Using “giant guns or rockets”
would be more expensive.
Asthma drug may stunt growth permanently
An inhaled drug, budesonide and is marketed under several brand
names, including Rhinocort and Pulmicort, commonly used to treat
children with asthma cuts about half an inch off their height
permanently, researchers reported on Monday.
Reverse diabetes in 21 days or less - naturally
(NaturalNews) If your doctor says "you're diabetic" and "you can
eat anything you want - as long as you take your insulin" - then
it's time to find another doctor. Why? Because any physician
that ignores the opportunity to help patients change their
lifestyle - as a way of overcoming disease - is (only) a sick
care provider. What you really need is a health care provider
that teaches you about the underlying causes of diabetes.
Omega-3 Fats, Antioxidants, and More for a Macular Degeneration
Natural Society - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the
leading cause of blindness in older adults. To-date, there is no
revealed treatment that can reverse the damage done by this
disease, but certain dietary tips can help to reduce or delay
the chances of serious vision loss.
Avoid store-bought salad dressings with this quick and easy
(NaturalNews) Most commercial brands contain soybean or canola
oil, sugar or corn syrup, preservatives, thickening agents and
stabilizers - and sometimes ingredients like "natural flavor" or
"yeast extract," which can disguise MSG. It's easy to make your
own dressings at home, so you can control the quality of your
ingredients. Try this Italian dressing recipe made from extra
virgin olive oil, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw honey
and a few other ingredients from your spice rack.
95 percent of American parents sacrifice their young children to
the vaccine industry
(NaturalNews) According to a new report issued by the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 93.2 percent
of all incoming kindergarteners for the 2011-12 school year were
vaccinated with the recommended two doses of chickenpox vaccine,
while more than 95 percent were vaccinated for diphtheria,
tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, and the
combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the
latter of which is implicated in causing autism.
Mandatory Chemotherapy for Children with Cancer?
Natural Society - Most people have some second or even
first-hand experience with cancer. Fortunately, if diagnosed
with cancer, we all get a say in how our illness is treated.
Right? That’s what the one family of an 8-year old girl thought
as doctors tried to force chemotherapy on their young and
vibrant child. They were wrong.
Food handler courses target raw milk
(NaturalNews) As if raw milk wasn't being targeted enough; upon
receiving a Food Handlers Card you will be "taught" how
horrendous raw milk products are... It is of course typical for
the FDA to leave out statistics... The FDA goes on to state how
between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United
States became sick from drinking raw milk or eating cheese made
from raw milk. Of course the FDA failed to mention the Jalisco
cheese incident in 1985 where there were 48 deaths: 20 fetuses,
10 neonates, and 18 non-pregnant adults due to eating cheese
from pasteurized milk. This was all within a period of only
How LOW Cholesterol Can Harm Your Health
Green Med Info - In a world gone mad with anti-cholesterol
anxiety, and where gobbling down pharmaceuticals designed to
poison the body into no longer synthesizing it is somehow
considered sane behavior, it is refreshing to look at some of
the research on the health benefits of cholesterol, or
conversely, the dangers of low cholesterol.
White Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Stroke Risk
Green Med Info - Apples of course have a reputation for keeping
the doctor away and now research finds that both apples and
pears may keep strokes away. How do they do it? A Dutch study
published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
found that the white flesh of fruits and vegetables may protect
against stroke. Previous studies had linked high consumption of
fruits and vegetables in general with lower stroke risk. But
this was the first time researchers looked at the color of
fruits and vegetables. And it seems to matter.
Vaccination Causes Diabetes
Gaia Health - The research on vaccinations and diabetes leaves
little room to doubt that vaccinations are a major factor behind
the massive epidemic of diabetes in children and adults. Parents
must ask if they want their children at risk of shortened lives
full of bad health. Dr. JB (Bart) Classen has done serious
research into the association between vaccinations and diabetes.
He has found a clear link between vaccinations and types 1 and 2
diabetes, along with evidence demonstrating that the two types
of diabetes tend to result in different populations. Dr. Classen
Law-enforcement Agencies Eager for Web-surveillance Tools
Homeland Security Newswire - Private technology firms are
pitching software capable of analyzing large swaths of the
Internet to local law enforcement looking for ways to stop the
next mass shooting or domestic terrorist event before it
happens; police departments hope the software will help them
detect online information from terrorists, traffickers,
pedophiles, and rioters.... Privacy advocates are not happy with
the news, as they fear these tools could affect users who happen
to be in the wrong space at the wrong time.
Today in History - Wednesday - September 5, 2012
1774 - The first session of the U.S. Continental Congress convenes in
Philadelphia. The delegates drafted a declaration of rights and
grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton
Randolph as the first president of the Continental Congress.
1793 - In France, the "Reign of Terror" began. The National Convention
enacted measures to repress the French Revolutionary activities.
1836 - Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of
1877 - Sioux chief Crazy Horse was killed by the bayonet of a U.S.
soldier. The chief allegedly resisted confinement to a jail cell.
1881 - The American Red Cross provided relief for disaster for the first
time. The disaster was the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan.
1901 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues was
formed in Chicago, IL. It was the first organized baseball league.
1905 - The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed by Russia and Japan to end
the Russo-Japanese War. The settlement was mediated by U.S. President
Theodore Roosevelt in New Hampshire.
1914 - Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional player in the
1914 - The Battle of the Marne began. The Germans, British and French
fought for six days killing half a million people.
1917 - Federal raids were carried out in 24 cities on International
Workers of the World (IWW) headquarters. The raids were prompted by
suspected anti-war activities within the labor organization.
1930 - Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New
York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City all in reverse gear.
The trip took 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A.
1939 - The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.
1945 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was arrested. D'Aquino was suspected of being
the wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose". She served six years and
was later pardoned by U.S. President Ford.
1961 - The U.S. government made airline hijacking a federal offense.
1977 - The U.S. launched Voyager .
1983 - U.S. President Reagan denounced the Soviet Union for shooting
down a Korean Air Lines. Reagan demanded that the Soviet Union pay
reparations for the act that killed 269 people.
1984 - The space shuttle Discovery landed after its maiden voyage.
1985 - Rioting in South Africa spilled into white neighborhoods for the
1986 - NASA launched DOD-1.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged for a Holy War against the
West and former allies.
1991 - Soviet lawmakers created an interim government to usher in the
confederation after dissolving the U.S.S.R. The new name the Union of
Sovereign States was taken.
1992 - A General Motors Corporation strike ended with a new agreement
being approved. Nearly 43,000 workers were on strike.
1995 - France set off an underground nuclear blast in the South Pacific.
2003 - In London, magician David Blaine entered a clear plastic box and
then suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River. He
remained there until October 19 surviving only on water.
Two US-led soldiers killed in helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan
Press TV - At least two US-led NATO soldiers have been killed after
their helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, military officials say.
The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of
combating terrorism. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but
years into the invasion, insecurity continue to rise across the country
despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in the war-weary
US downgrades anti-missile drills with Israel; sends CIA’s Petraeus
instead to ease tensions
RT - Only days after the United States announced that it will be scaling
down its role in a joint-missile exercise with Israel scheduled for
later this year, the US has sent CIA Director David Petraeus overseas to
handle damage control. Petraeus, the 59-year-old former commander of the
International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, arrived in
Israel on Monday to deal with what the Jewish state’s Debka news agency
calls the “flames of discord” that have been fanned feverishly in recent
days thanks to the latest news on a missile drill slated for next month.
Iran plans to deploy warships off US coast
RT - Iran says it will counter US presence in its waters by sending
ships to the international waters off the US coast, says Iranian Navy
chief Admiral Sayyari. No specifics were mentioned, but during an
interview broadcast on state TV, Sayyari said the plans were aimed for
“the next few years.”
VIDEO: U.S. Reveals Plan to Bomb Iran’s Civilian Power Grid
Kurt Nimmo - The United States is ready to violate international law and
attack Iran’s civilian population if the country does not halt its
nuclear program, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The U.S. is
“reluctantly” considering additional covert action against Iran,
according to the Christian Science Monitor. The plan calls for air
strikes on power plants and other sites “that could impact Iranian
civilian populations.” Under the Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague,
IV), drafted October 18, 1907, it is illegal to bomb civilian
infrastructure and the Nuremberg Principles state that “devastation not
justified by military necessity” is a war crime.
Drone strike kills 13 civilians
RT - Members of the Yemeni government tells reporters that an unmanned
aerial vehicle operated remotely by the United States military executed
more than a dozen civilians, including three women, near the town of
Rada in al-Baitha province on Sunday. "This was one of the very few
times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we
hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region," a senior
Yemeni Defense Ministry official says to CNN this week on condition of
Spaniards Pull Out Their Cash and Get Out of Spain
CNBC News - The continued exodus of money and people from Spain could be
a warning to European policy makers that bailing out the country — a
step now widely expected — may not stem the panic as long as the Spanish
economy remains in a funk. It was a lesson learned in Greece, where
despite successive European bailouts, about a third of deposits have
been withdrawn from its banks since 2009, as the public worried that
Athens might have to return to the drachma.
18 Indications That Europe Has Become An Economic Black Hole
Economic Collapse - When the U.S. financial system started coming apart
at the seams it sparked a devastating worldwide recession which was felt
in every corner of the globe. If the European financial system implodes,
the consequences could be even worse.
Russia ‘Attacks’ Clouds to Clear Sky for City Day Celebration
Adan Salazar - According to Pravda, the city carried out an airborne
“attack” on bothersome clouds with 10 aircraft specially equipped to
deliver CO2 (in the form of dry ice), liquid nitrogen and a powdered
cement reagent called “cement m-500.” In what is being reported as a
“meteorological defense,” the Russian government spent 64 million rubles
($20 million) to “dissipate” clouds in Moscow in preparation for
Moscow’s “birthday” celebration.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Reality Check: 1 on 1 With President Obama, How Does He
Justify A Kill List?
Ben Swann Reality Check talks one on one with President Obama
and asks about the so called Presidential Kill List.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano on Nullification and the
Constitutional Powers of States
Published on Aug 30, 2012 by TenthAmendmentCenter. "The power
that the States gave to the Federal Government - they can take
back. They can even Nullify!" This is an excerpt of his lecture
on "What Ever Happened to the Constitution?"
Full video here. Recorded 29 July 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.
SEALs 'pulled off duty' over Bin Laden raid book
RT - US Navy SEALs have reportedly been taken off active duty as
a consequence of the leaked firsthand account “No Easy Day”
about the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan which
resulted in his death. The entire command of SEAL Team Six,
which carried out the operation, has likely been told to stand
down temporarily, according to former SEAL Brandon Webb.
10 Signs That You're Fully Awake
Activist Post - Isn't it obvious that there is a significant
global awakening happening? Just as the Mayans predicted so many
years ago, the apocalypse would become apparent in 2012. But
many misinterpret the apocalypse to be the end of the world,
when in fact it actually means an "un-covering, a revelation of
40 Signs That We Have Seriously Messed Up The Next Generation Of
Michael Snyder - What in the world have we done to our kids? If
you spend much time with them, you quickly realize that the next
generation of Americans is woefully unprepared to deal with the
VIDEO: Ron Paul On Jay Leno: ‘Time To Prepare For 2016′
Sep 4, 2012.
VIDEO: What’s Next for the Liberty Movement?
Tom Woods - I created this page as a place where those of us who
believe in the message of Ron Paul can discuss what we’re all up
to and what we should do in the future. It accompanies this
video... What are your thoughts? Please share them here. And I
hope to see you at LibertyFest on October 13, 2012, where we’re
going to take up this very issue.
Republicans Cross the Rubicon by Paul Craig Roberts
paulcraigroberts.org - The operative question was obvious: How
can the American people trust the Republicans with the awesome
power of the executive branch when the Republican Party just
finished demonstrating for all to see its Stalinist qualities by
crushing the anti-war, anti-police state wing of its party?
VIDEO: Delegate Texas-Romney Rule Change Backlash at RNC
Daily Paul - Santorum supporter speaks up on behalf of liberty -
The people want a voice... even a Santorum supporter would say
that that's the last straw with Romney due to his power-grabbing
behavior too. It's good to see that Ron Paul supporters are not
the only ones outraged by this.
Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater
outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena
Daily Mail - Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of
President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a
partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor
arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
DNC recycles 4-year-old promises for Obama’s 2012 platform
RT - In the latest draft, the DNC says they are in the middle of
“substantially reducing the population at Guantánamo Bay,” and
insists, “we remain committed to working with all branches of
government to close the prison altogether because it is
inconsistent with our national security interests and our
values.” Only four years earlier, however, the committee was
much clearer with its goals. Back then, reveals the 2008 party
platform, the Democrats vowed, “We will close the detention camp
in Guantanamo Bay, the location of so many of the worst
constitutional abuses in recent years.”
COUNTDOWN TO IOWA
The Daily - Forget this year's presidential race. The 2016 Iowa
caucuses already are under way. With no Democratic
standard-bearer waiting in the wings regardless of whether
President Obama wins a second term, Iowa Democrats are once
against basking in their first-in-the-nation status. A slew of
potential presidential candidates are addressing Iowa delegates
during events at the party's national convention here. And
they'll surely be ready with the flattery.
US competitiveness ranking down again
Press TV - The United States has slipped further down a global
ranking of the world's most competitive economies, according to
a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey released on Wednesday. The
world's largest economy, which was placed 5th last year, fell
two positions to the 7th spot - marking its fourth year of
Three Times As Many Americans Enter Poverty As Find Jobs
Zero Hedge - Indicatively, the 173,600 increase in Food stamps
recipients in June was three times greater than Americans
finding jobs (64,000, most of which part-time) according to the
BLS. Finally, a new record was also breached for American
households on food stamps, which now hit 22.4 million, an
increase of 106,298 households. The average benefit per
household decline once more, this time to $276.5. Not an all
time low, but just above it.
VIDEO: 92-Year-Old WWII Vet Exercises His Rights to Bear Arms to
Defend His Property
The Blaze - A 92-year-old World War II veteran shot and killed a
suspected robber who attempted to break into his Kentucky home
Monday morning. Two other men believed to be involved in the
botched home invasion are lucky to have escaped with their lives
and are now behind bars,
AUDIO: Federal Cuts Threaten Live Taps At Military Funerals
CBS News - When you go to a military funeral at Calverton
National Cemetery or Pinelawn National Cemetery on Long Island,
you expect to hear Taps performed live. However, with federal
funding being cut, they may have to switch to a recording as
opposed to a live tribute. A group of business owners, along
with the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, have teamed up
to set up a fund to keep Taps live. “When you take away the
human element and basically turn it into a recording what you’re
doing is dehumanizing and taking away the last drop of respect
this country can give its veterans,” said Jeff Clyman, president
of the American Airpower Museum.
US mortgage rates down
Press TV - Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the
rate on the 30-year loan declined to 3.59 percent, down from
3.66 percent last week, according to AP. Five weeks ago, the
rate fell to 3.49 percent, the lowest since long-term mortgages
began in the 1950s.
YouTube: Government criminalizes rainwater collection from your
own property - outrageous assault on freedom
Published on Sep 2, 2012 by TheHealthRanger - America is rapidly
devolving into a collectivist / socialist / communist police
state, where the government controls all natural resources and
private property, while individual citizens have no liberties or
UPDATE: Assumption Parish Sinkhole
Assumptionla - Three new bubbling spots have been identified and
confirmed; in Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou, and Triche Canal. DEQ
will pull samples to investigate and the spots will be
monitored. Once lab results are available, they will be posted.
No on 37' campaign against GMO labeling exposed as complete
(NaturalNews) As Californians gear up to head to the polls on
November 6 in support of Proposition 37 and food labeling
transparency, the biotechnology industry and its corporate
allies are desperately trying, in any way possible, to convince
the public with their crafty No on 37 campaign that family
farmers, taxpayers, ordinary consumers, and others are against
the mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
But upon further digging, it turns out that the entire No on 37
campaign is nothing but an elaborate front group fraud hatched
by Monsanto and other "Frankenfood" giants to appear as though
it is some kind of grassroots movement fighting against a
"deceptive food labeling scheme.
Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug
(NaturalNews) While the pharmaceutical industry is busy trying
to conjure up new drugs to tackle the antibiotic-resistant
"superbug" epidemic, a recent study published in the Journal of
Clinical Investigation explains how simple vitamin B3, also
known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively
thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections
without the need for drugs.
VIDEO: Debunked: Ridiculous Study Claims Organic Same as
Natural Society - The latest study to demonize foods free of GMO
ingredients and mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup
ultimately once again fails to accurately address key aspects of
the conventional verses organic debate and even falls short of
properly addressing the limited scope of concerns it does
attempt to analyze. You can see even from the comments on many
of the mainstream reports that readers quickly saw through the
eroneous ‘organic is the same as conventional’ headlines and
began highlighting the many inaccuracies of the research.
Achieving Simple Weight Loss with Oregano Oil
Natural Society - Looking to lose weight? New research shows
that oregano oil could be a promising solution to help reduce
the chances of obesity and weight gain. According to Wellness
Resources, the study involved feeding mice a high fat diet to
induce obesity. But, the mice who were also given oregano oil
saw a smaller weight gain than those who weren’t.
Why My Doctor Hates Obamacare
The Week - Lawmakers in D.C. may truly be committed to improving
America’s health-care system. But according to actual
physicians, our leaders are going about it all wrong.... Here is
a sampling of what my own internist, who has taken care of
thousands of patients over the past 20 years, shared with me...
Find out if your Apple device was among the 12 million units
hacked and tracked by the FBI
Several hours ago, the latest hacker group to gain prominence,
AntiSec, a subset of Anonymous, disclosed that it had obtained
the confidential user data contained in some some 12 million
Apple units after hacking an FBI Dell Vostro notebook
Homeland Security’s domain seizures worries Congress
CNET - In a letter (pdf) sent last week to Attorney General Eric
Holder and Secretary Janet Napolitano, three members of the
House Judiciary Committee aired their unease. “We are concerned
about your Departments’ seizure of domain names under Operation
In Our Sites, launched in November 2010,” the letter said. “Our
concern centers on your Department’s methods, and the process
given, when seizing the domain names of websites whose actions
and content are presumed to be lawful, protected speech.”
Anonymous FBI laptop hack nets 12 million Apple iOS users' data
RT - “During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro
notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl
from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office
Evidence Response Team was breached using the
AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java,” boasts the hacking
group. AntiSec’s archive lists 1,000,001 profiles including user
names, devices names, cell phone numbers and addresses. The data
was originally picked from Apple iOS devices, namely iPhones,
iPads and iPods.
Apple Granted Patent To Disable Cameras According To Location
Steve Watson - Apple was granted a patent [U.S. Patent No.
8,254,902] last week that will enable it to wirelessly disable
the camera on iphones in certain locations, sparking fears that
such techniques could be used to prevent citizens from
communicating with each other or taking video during protests or
events such as political conventions and gatherings.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
USDA Offers the Biotech Industry Blanket Immunity for
Contaminating Organic Crops
Alliance for Natural Health - USDA calls it “coexistence,” but
it’s just a way for GMO farmers to harm whomever they
like—without consequence.... The AC21 [USDA’s Advisory Committee
on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture] is currently
working on a draft report for discussion. The recommendation the
committee seems to be heading toward is an insurance program
that non-GE farmers have to buy into that would compensate them
in case their crops were contaminated by GE materials. This
proposal, concocted solely to let GMO producers off the hook, is
troubling for many reasons.
Thomas Jefferson, ‘Founding Foodie’
NY Times - In 1811, Jefferson wrote of the garden to a friend:
“I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my
position, it should have been on a rich spot on earth, well
watered, and near a good market for the productions of a garden.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the
earth, and no culture comparable to that of a garden.”
Allergies Genetic or Induced?
truthaboutpetfood.com - Lets start with Glutens. Dogs and cats
are carnivores. They lack the digestive enzyme amylase required
to break down glutens. These components are found in grains
including rice, corn, oats, and wheat. When undigested food
enters the digestive track, it can trigger an inflammatory
response in the gut lining. You need to consider the fact that
seventy percent of your pets immunity begins with the state of
the digestive system.
The #1 Reason Cats are Surrendered to Shelters
Dr. Becker - The technical name for this behavior problem is
Feline Inappropriate Elimination. Learn what is often behind a
change in kitty's bathroom habits.
YouTube: This Heartwarming Video Will Restore Your Faith in
An inspirational Video.
Today in History - Tuesday - September 4, 2012
1781 - Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers.
1825 - New York Governor Clinton ceremoniously emptied a barrel of Lake
Erie water in the Atlantic Ocean to consummate the "Marriage of the
Waters" of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic.
1833 - Barney Flaherty answered an ad in "The New York Sun" and became
the first newsboy/paperboy at the age of 10.
1885 - The Exchange Buffet opened in New York City. It was the first
self-service cafeteria in the U.S.
1886 - Geronimo, and the Apache Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton
Canyon in Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.
1888 - George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his
roll-film camera. The camera took 100 exposures per roll.
1894 - A strike in New York City by 12,000 tailors took place to protest
1899 - An 8.3 earthquake hit Yakutat Bar, AK.
1917 - The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first
fatalities in World War I.
1944 - During World War II, British troops entered the city of Antwerp,
1951 - The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the
U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace
Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York City, NY.
1957 - The Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus
to keep nine black students from going into Little Rock's Central High
1957 - The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel. The car was so
unpopular that it was taken off the market only two years.
1967 - Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he
had undergone "brainwashing" by U.S. officials while visiting Vietnam in
1981 - The Soviet Union began war games with about 100,000 troops on the
1983 - U.S. officials announced there had been an American plane,
used for reconnaissance, in the vicinity of the Korean Air Lines flight
that was shot down.
1989 - A reconnaissance satellite was released by the Air Force's Titan
3 rocket. The Titan 3 set over 200 satellites into space between
1964 and 1989.
1993 - Pope John Paul II started his first visit to the former Soviet
1995 - The Fourth World Conference on Women was opened in Beijing. There
were over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
1998 - In Mexico, bankers stopped approving personal loans and
1998 - The International Monetary Fund approved a $257 million loan for
1998 - While in Ireland, U.S. President Clinton said the words "I'm
sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and
described his behavior as indefensible.
2003 - Keegan Reilly, 22, became the first paraplegic climber to reach
the peak of Japan's Mount Fuji.
‘Iran must steer clear of US interests in Gulf’
ynetnews.com - The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two
European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the
country’s nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking
American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported
France warns of 'massive' response if Syria uses chemical weapons
RT - The West will retaliate harshly if the Syrian army deploys chemical
weapons, France’s foreign minister said Monday. Damascus vowed not to
use its chemical arsenal against its own people, but left the option
open in the event of a foreign invasion. The Syrian army is believed to
possess stockpiles of nerve agents and mustard gas, and the Scud
missiles capable of delivering them. If Damascus chose to use their
biological or chemical weapons, “our response … would be massive and
blistering,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday
during an interview with RMC radio.
Moody’s cuts EU outlook to ‘negative’
RT - "The negative outlook on the EU's long-term ratings reflects the
negative outlook on the Aaa ratings of the member states with large
contributions to the EU budget: Germany, France, the UK and the
Netherlands, which together account for around 45 per cent of the EU's
budget revenue," Moody’s said in a statement on Monday.
US rattles saber against Iran in attempt to stall Israeli strike
RT - The US announced it will take further indirect action against Iran
in an effort to delay a possible Israeli strike against the country.
Washington’s plans to halt Iran’s embattled nuclear program include
military exercises in the Persian Gulf. In addition to increasing US
naval activity in the region, Washington is also preparing to intensify
economic sanctions against Iran’s oil industry, the New York Times
Official: Iran would take action if US attacked Syria
ynetnews.com - Iran would take action if the United States were to carry
out an act of "stupidity" and attack Syria, an Iranian military official
was quoted as saying on Saturday, but the comments later disappeared
from the state-linked agency website. Iran has steadfastly supported
Syrian President Bashar Assad in his bid to suppress an uprising which
both Tehran and Damascus see as a proxy war by Israel and Western states
to extend their influence in the Middle East.
Al-Qaeda Leader Strikes Deal With U.S., Saudis To Send 5,000 Fighters to
Paul Joseph Watson - Tariq al-Fadhli, jihadist leader of the Southern
Yemen insurgency and a man personally trained by Bin Laden, has
successfully negotiated with U.S. and Saudi officials to send 5,000
jihadist fighters via Turkey to aid Syrian rebels in the attempted
overthrow of President Bashar Al-Assad,
AlAlam. The report was also
VIDEO: Hands off Syria! Frankfurt protests against military intervention
RT - The UN Security Council's push for a human corridor in Syria, which
critics say could bring military intervention, has sparked protests in
Germany. About 1,000 people gathered in Frankfurt demanding an end to
foreign meddling in the Syrian conflict.... “We are here to expose the
lies about Syria that are being shown to the rest of the world,” one of
the protesters told RT. “The dead that are being shown were killed by
terrorists and blamed on Assad. They are sponsored by NATO, the US,
Turkey and Qatar.”
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi performs dramatic U-turn telling
audience in Iran that he supported military intervention in Syria
Independent Aug 30, 2012 - Mr Morsi told the meeting of 120 countries at
the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran that the crisis in Syria was a
“responsibility on all our shoulders” and that regional players should
confront the “oppressive regime” President Assad.
US Sends 200 Marines To Guatemala To Fight Drug War
Business Insider - A team of 200 U.S. Marines have begun patrolling
Guatemala’s western coast in an unprecedented operation to combat drug
trafficking in Central America, the AP reports.
Thousands swamp Bahrain highway in first legal 'Freedom and Democracy'
demo in weeks
RT - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded a major
highway in Bahrain for the first sanctioned opposition rally in months.
They called on the government to release a prominent human rights
activist and demanded greater freedom.
Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for
RT - Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had
planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of burning a Koran,
allegedly to frame her. Witnesses say the cleric tore pages from the
Koran and planted them in the girl’s bag. Imam Khalid Chishti had
previously presented police with evidence that Rimsha Masih – a
Christian girl believed to be 11 to 14 years old who may also be
mentally disabled – had committed blasphemy by burning pages of the
Koran. He was arrested on Sunday after witnesses claimed he had
falsified the evidence.
Argentine tax agents to track all credit card buys
AP - Argentina just made it more expensive for its people to use credit
cards outside the country, and more dangerous for cardholders who aren't
paying all the taxes they should. One measure published in Friday's
official bulletin adds a 15 percent tax every time people make a
purchase outside the country using a card issued by an Argentine bank.
Another requires the banks to report every credit card purchase, home or
abroad, to the tax agency.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Five facts that put America to shame
Press TV - "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled
masses...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" These words,
from poet Emma Lazarus, were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty
over 100 years ago. Today the golden door has a lock on it, paid
for with record profits from the health care, education, and
VIDEO: NASA shells out award for 'ninja star' supersonic plane
RT - NASA has awarded a $100,000 grant for the development of a
‘ninja star-shaped’ plane capable of supersonic travel. The
groundbreaking aircraft is capable of turning at 90
degree-angles mid-flight, transforming it into a supersonic jet.
FEMA Needs Another 1 Million MRE’s Today, Over 19 Million
Ordered in Last Month
Intel Hub - Due to Hurricane Isaac’s landfall and subsequent
stalling, the Department of Homeland Security finds that they
need 1,100,000 low sodium MRE’s to cope with the sudden demand.
And they literally need them TODAY! The shipment date is set for
1 September 2012.... However, in the past 30 days, FEMA has
already requested MRE’s three times, for a total of 19,123,704
meals. Solicitation Numbers
VIDEO: Anti-Obama Artist Debuts 'Obamanation' Interactive
Fox News - Artist Jon McNaughton explains the interactive
painting he has created with 60 symbols that detail the
“Obamanation” of the Barack Obama Presidency. He urges everyone
head over to his website to view the painting and click on
the interactive links embedded in the symbols within the
Where’s the Evidence Proving TSA’s Backscatter Scanners are
Dr. Mercola - At the end of last year, the EU banned all
scanning that expose the public to ionizing radiation, even if
the exposure is miniscule. No verifiable, independent scientific
testing of the safety of the backscatter scanners has been made,
and some scientists believe the high quality images produced
cannot possibly be obtained with the low levels of radiation
described, and that the actual level may be 45 times higher than
what the manufacture is claiming.
Self-Driving Cars Approved by California Legislature
CNBC News - If signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Padilla's bill
would legally allow autonomous vehicles on the road and charge
the state's Department of Motor Vehicles with determining the
standards for self-driving cars, rules which current do not
exist under the present vehicle code.... Despite the bill's
widespread political support, some quarters have voiced
reservations, particularly over what happens if driverless cars
crash and lawsuits are filed. "This does not protect adequately
the manufacturers for liability concerns," Alliance of
Automobile Manufacturers spokesman Dan Gage told the Mercury
LAPD launches investigation into death of woman allegedly kicked
in genitals by officer
EndtheLie.com - The video camera in a patrol car captured a
scuffle between officers of the Los Angeles Police Department
(LAPD) and 35-year-old mother Alesia Thomas on July 22. During
the altercation Thomas allegedly sustained a genital kick in the
process of forcing her in the back of the patrol car, after
which she died of suffocation.
Ron Paul on Jay Leno 9/4/12
Daily Paul - So Ron Paul didn't lose the Republican nomination,
it was stolen. Ron Paul never conceded his delegates or endorsed
Romney, and as the media presses his "loss" of the Republican
nomination, he will appear in front of millions on September
4th, 2012 [show
link]. He is getting more attention for his steadfastness to
principles than he ever has in his life at this moment...
Big Event to show Ron Paul in person your support for him to
keep up the fight - today (Tuesday) 1 PM - Outside the Jay Leno
VIDEO: Doug Wead: Zero Chance of Ron Paul Running Third Party
Daily Paul -
In response to this thread.
YouTube: Doug Wead: Romney Threatened Ron Paul With PR A-Bomb
Ron Paul's Senior 2012 Campaign Adviser Doug Wead gives
WeAreChange an exclusive interview about the Ron Paul RNC
delegate controversy, criticism of Jesse Benton, and the real
reason Ron Paul didn't attack Mitt Romney during the campaign.
VIDEO: Daily Show Exclusive: Michael Steele on RNC Treatment of
Daily Paul - "What the Republican National Committee did to Ron
Paul was the height of rudeness and stupidity for this reason:
Why would you alienate an individual who has the ability to
attract a new generation of voters, who are already skeptical of
your institution but are willing to at least listen through the
vehicle of this individual and the words that he is saying? Why
would you alienate them, get on the floor and not let them
speak? Not have his name go up on the board and see the number
of electoral votes that he receives? This is crazy! ... They are
afraid of that which they cannot control."
Kennedy interviews Ron Paul on Stossel's Show
Daily Paul - August 31, 2012 - After the convention John
Stossel's show had 'Kennedy's View of the at RNC'. There's a
little interview with Ron from the day he stopped by to see his
Watch the video here.
VIDEO; Colorado Delegate Speaks out on Morton Blackwell's
Minority Report Blocked from Entering the Green Zone
Daily Paul -Tea Party Tribune, August 29, 2012 - Delegate from
Colorado Jeremy Strand paid the Watchdog Wire Radio booth a
visit today with some breaking developments inside the RNC's
power grab through their new rules changes regarding
YouTube: Bullets Planted in Luggage of Ron Paul Delegate at 2012
Published on Sep 1, 2012 by matlarson10.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/3/12
The Doomed Dollar and the Case For a Stable Currency
US companies brace for an exit from the Euro by Greece
Press TV - Even as Greece desperately tries to avoid defaulting
on its debt, American companies are preparing for what was once
unthinkable: that Greece could soon be forced to leave the euro
zone. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has looked into filling
trucks with cash and sending them over the Greek border so
clients can continue to pay local employees and suppliers in the
event money is unavailable. Ford has configured its computer
systems so they will be able to immediately handle a new Greek
When the price of shedding student debt is hopelessness
NY Times - It isn’t easy to stand up in an open courtroom and
bear witness to the abject wretchedness of your financial
situation, but by the time Doug Wallace Jr. was 31 years old, he
didn’t have much left to lose by trying. Diabetes had rendered
him legally blind and unemployed just a few years after
graduating from Eastern Kentucky University. He filed for
bankruptcy protection and quickly got rid of thousands of
dollars of medical and other debt. But his $89,000 in student
loans were another story.
VIDEO: First Audit Results In The Federal Reserve’s Nearly 100
Year History Were Posted Today, They Are Startling!
12160.info - $16,000,000,000,000.00 had been secretly given out
to US banks and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from
France to Scotland. From the period between December 2007 and
June 2010, the Federal Reserve had secretly bailed out many of
the world’s banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal
Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an
all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has
been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest.
Bernanke Defends Bond Purchases in Signal of More Fed Easing
Bloomberg - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, with a
little more than a year left in his second term, defended the
effectiveness of unconventional monetary policies such as bond
purchases and signaled he would soon deploy them again to attack
Republican Platform Calls for Value-added Tax Scheme
Kurt Nimmo - “The 2012 Republican Platform calls for a complete
overhaul of the federal tax system. No surprise there. But then
it endorses a value-added tax or national sales tax as one
possible solution to the nation’s budget problems. This is
shocking,” writes Jim McTague for Barron’s. In order to sell
this, the Republicans say they will only move to institute a
value added tax – a tax that confiscates money at all stages of
the production process – but only if the Sixteenth Amendment is
House panel probing stimulus cash for MSNBC ads
Washington Times - A House panel is calling on the U.S.
Department of Labor to turn over all records involving a
half-million dollar contract funded through President Obama’s
$831 billion stimulus program that paid for more than 100
commercials on MSNBC touting a “green jobs” initiative.... But
spending reports showed that no jobs were created through the
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic
RT - The march drew people protesting against a variety of
causes in addition to corporate collusion with the US
government. Along with slogans like "Capitalism is holding back
the human race," and "Bail out people, not banks," protesters
were bearing signs saying “No war on Iran” and “Obama murders
children with drones.” About 100 police officers walked
alongside the protesters, with a helicopter hovering above the
crowd. They carried wooden batons, plastic hand ties and gas
masks, but did not use them as the event went smoothly.
Austin police infiltrated Occupy Austin
Statesman - Officers also had role in making possible illegal
device used in Houston protest. The officers also may have
crossed a fine line in undercover police work: They helped plan
and manufacture devices - often called "lockboxes" - that
allowed Occupy members to tie themselves together during a
protest in Houston, according to interviews and court records.
The use of the devices, which makes it harder for police to
break up human chains, resulted in Houston police filing felony
charges against seven protesters who had attempted to block a
port entrance in Houston on Dec. 12.
Bombshell: Feds slam BP in key court filing, admit pollution
from 2010 spill continues to ravage Gulf
Stuart Smith - The papers filed late last week by the U.S.
Justice Department’s top environmental lawyers and New Orleans
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charge that BP’s effort to show the
fairness of a proposed $7.8 billion settlement with thousands of
Gulf Coast residents and businesses harmed by the spill is
instead larded with falsehoods. The federal government’s 37-page
objection to BP’s legal claims blast the oil giant’s “culture of
corporate recklessness” that led to the Deepwater Horizon
Isaac shuts 72% of Gulf oil output
Press TV - About 72 percent of the Gulf of Mexico’s daily crude
oil output is still shut because of Hurricane Isaac, the U.S.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. The agency
said the daily equivalent of about 986,698 barrels a day of oil
production was offline, while about 56 percent of the Gulf’s
daily natural gas output was shuttered as of [September 2] 12:30
p.m. New York time, down from 65 percent the previous day.
VIDEO: Isaac kills seven, cities still underwater after storm
RT - The number of fatalities caused by Isaac between Louisiana
and Mississippi has risen to seven. Victims include a man killed
in a restaurant fire, two killed in traffic accidents, a woman
whose car got smashed by a falling tree, and a man who fell from
a tree, AP reported. A man and woman from Braithwaite, south of
New Orleans, were also found dead after being unable to leave
their home during immense flooding. Dozens of residents had to
be rescued as heavy rains soaked the surrounding area, putting
many towns under water.
US insurance firms unlikely to cover $1 billion in home damage
after record-breaking drought
RT - Thousands of US homes are in critical disrepair as the
country continues to suffer from this summer’s record-breaking
drought. And the damages are unlikely to be paid by insurance
companies. As moisture is sucked away from the ground, houses
are shifting, cracking and racking up huge repair bills for
surprised homeowners – bills that insurance companies rarely
ever cover. Some repairs have topped $100,000, causing some
homeowners to plunge into financial catastrophe as they try to
make ends meet.
Coconut oil can combat tooth decay, study suggests
CBC News - Researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology in
Ireland have found that digested
coconut oil inhibits the growth of common bacteria that
cause tooth decay and could be an effective alternative to
chemical additives in dental hygiene products.
13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil
Activist Post - While
coconut oil has dragged itself out of the muck of vast
misrepresentation over the past few years, it still rarely gets
the appreciation it truly deserves. Not just a "good" saturated
coconut oil is an exceptional healing agent as well,
with loads of useful health applications.
Are stress and high cortisol depleting your vitamin D?
(NaturalNews) According to recent studies reported by the Body
Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can
disrupt your body's vitamin D3 uptake. If cortisol is produced
by chronic stress that can't be acted upon by running or
fighting for your life, the cortisol builds up in your body.
This is the situation with many of us who try to suppress
chronic low level stress and carry on with what many consider
"normal" life. Here's another factor according to the report:
Normally, cortisol production decreases from midnight to 4 a.m.
Staying up past midnight creates an irregular cortisol
production pattern that may result in increased cortisol in your
body as it tries to compensate. That's not good news for us
Mental Disabilities in Children Double After Just One General
Gaia Health - Children who are given general anesthesia just one
time before the age of three are nearly 2-1/2 times more likely
to suffer from verbal disability and 1-3/4 times more likely to
be deficient in intelligence.
VIDEO: The Truth About Most Vitamins and Supplements
Natural Society - Synthetic vitamins like artificial vitamin A
have actually been linked to birth defects, while food-based
vitamin A is a beneficial substance at the right levels.
Peer-reviewed medical research has also linked synthetic vitamin
E to 8 associated diseases including cancer and DNA damage. But
what about the natural form? Mainstream sources like CNN
dishonestly reported that ‘vitamin E’ is causing cancer without
actually specifying that it was the synthetic version studied.
As a result, certain vitamins have been demonized incorrectly by
these misleading studies.
EPA changes rules to allow more toxic cleaning chemicals in
(NaturalNews) Recently, the EPA made a ruling on the use of a
chemical that's used for a variety of products, including
sanitizing cleaners for facilities of food industry providers
and restaurants. The chemical will show up in processed
foods.... An August 22, 2012 Courthouse News edition contained a
short article entitled "More Ammonia Now Allowed in Processed
Food." It was a reference to the EPA's latest revision for
limits using Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium in the carbonate or
bicarbonate form (DDACB). Focus on ammonia.
Health Basics - What exactly is a raw food diet?
(NaturalNews) Most Americans have "hot meals" two out of every
three sit downs per day, and usually that food itself has
already been cooked, maybe at very high temperatures, and then
processed, and finally loaded with preservatives and artificial
ingredients. Even organic food which is cooked at over 118
degrees will most likely kill the nutrients, but there are some
Your biological terrain is deranged by grains
(NaturalNews) A major cause of chronic degenerative disease is a
deranged biological terrain. We need to identify the specific
foods that disrupt the biological terrain - and the foods that
heal it. Foods that disrupt the biological terrain diminish the
negative charge of the red blood cells. In essence, although
they taste good to many people, these foods accelerate the
process of rotting, or the composting of Western civilization.
Just how beneficial is a gluten-free diet for those without
(NaturalNews) Wheat has been genetically morphed into a high
glycemic index (GI) food that spikes your blood sugar as bad as
or worse than sugar. This morphing was done over decades of
cross breeding compatible plants, not by laboratory GMO freaks.
Even worse than its high GI is the fact that those wheat kernels
and other grains contain a type of protein called gluten. It's a
sticky sort of protein that's useful for binding. According to
naturopath Glen Depke, it appears that the old wheat was three
percent gluten, and now it is 50 percent. This hybrid was
created to make better textured breads and pastries and produce
a higher crop yield.
Bionic eyes about to become reality: Installation of high-tech
eyeball to cost $115,000
(NaturalNews) After years of theorizing, delays and non-human
trials, a type of bionic eye implant is set to hit the market,
first in Europe but then, hopefully soon, in the United States.
The implants are said to be capable of completely restoring
sight to blind patients, but only if their blindness was caused
by a faulty retina, as in macular degeneration (suffered by
millions of elderly people), diabetic retinopathy or any other
degenerative eye disease.
Walmart Is Testing A Scan And Go iPhone App That Could One Day
Business Insider - The test was put together by Walmart Labs.
The app let employees scan items on their phones but not pay on
the devices. Instead the app transferred all scanned items to a
self-checkout kiosk. But Walmart has said it's working on a
mobile payment network with other retailers that could rival
current solutions like
Google Wallet.... Walmart's US stores spend about
$12 millions on cashier wages per second, so an app like
this could save the company a lot of money.
VIDEO: The Cashless Grid Is Here: Google Wallet Aims to Make
Leather Wallet Obsolete
Aaron Dykes - The digital platform is phasing in I.D.
verification, including digital driver’s licenses, along with a
slew of features meant to appeal to consumer convenience,
including downloadable coupons, loyalty cards, and e-tickets–
putting totally digital, cashless systems closer than ever. With
verified identity credentials, users could check in for flights,
download virtual boarding passes and even prove who they are,
all while phasing out the need for physical documents and even
Google gets patent for software that can intelligently identify
any object on the planet
Daily Mail - The patent describes technology that can scan a
video - for instance the thousands of hours uploaded to YouTube
each day - and then pick out landmarks, objects and context,
helping it to tag and categorise it.... Nick Pickles, director
of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch,
said: 'Yet again this looks like users losing control of what
happens to their data. 'If information about your location is
instantly added to photos, not only does it alert people to
where you are it means Google can associate your identity with
even more information, like where you’ve visited and whether you
Have You Found Your Treasure Yet?
Activist Post - "Wherever your heart is, that is where you'll
find your treasure." -- Paulo Coelho - A great majority of
people never find their treasure mainly because they don't
listen to their hearts. Instead they are guided by false fears
that their mind tricks them to believe are real. These fears are
what trap us into a life not of our choosing. A life that
usually leads to misery. Ask yourself, how would I spend my days
if I already had all the money I ever needed? Or, what would be
your dream occupation? This is your Personal Legend where you
will find your treasure.
Today in History - Monday - September 3, 2012
1783 - The Revolutionary War between the U.S. and Great Britain
ended with the Treaty of Paris.
1833 - The first successful penny newspaper in the U.S., "The
New York Sun," was launched by Benjamin H. Day.
1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on his way
to freedom from being a slave.
1895 - The first professional football game was played in
Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic
1939 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio
broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied forces during World War
1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time
after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and
Harriet" ended after 14 years.
1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam
under a new constitution.
1967 - In Sweden, motorists stopped driving on the left side of
the road and began driving on the right side.
1976 - The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned
spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's
1981 - Egypt arrested more than 1,500 opponents of the
1989 - The U.S. began shipping military aircraft and weapons,
worth $65 million, to Columbia in its fight against drug lords.
1994 - Russia and China announced that they would no longer be
targeting nuclear missiles or using force against each other.
We will not support possible unilateral Israeli attack on Iran: US
(PressTV) Amid Israel's war rhetoric against Iran, the United States has
sent a message to the Islamic Republic, stating that Washington would
not support Tel Aviv in case of any possible unilateral strike on Iran's
Iran developing advanced defense system to surpass Russian S-300
(Press TV) A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has
started to produce an air defense system that will be more advanced than
the Russian S-300.
Damascus open to plans to resolve unrest if sovereignty respected
(Press TV) The Syrian government says it welcomes any initiative to end
the months-long violence in the country, as long as the country's
sovereignty is respected.
Israel threatens to demolish 'illegal' Bedouin school
(RT) Israel has threatened to demolish a Bedouin encampment in the West
Bank that contains a school, claiming that the community was built
without appropriate permits and was hindering the development of new
Mass killer's messages: Breivik's correspondences hit Norwegian book
(RT) A book containing over 7,000 emails sent and received by Anders
Breivik was released Monday by a Norwegian publisher. The
correspondences show how the extremist prepared for his July 2011
attacks, which left 77 people dead.
Russian missile chief claims shield-penetrating ICBM ready by 2018
(RT)Russia will begin production six years from now of a new heavy ICBM
that can better penetrate the US missile defense system in Europe, the
head of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces said.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon threats won't delay Bin Laden kill mission book's
(RT) The publisher of a book purporting to chronicle an insider
account of the Navy SEAL operation to raid Osama Bin Laden's
Pakistan compound will begin sales on Tuesday, ignoring the
Pentagon's legal threats against the author.
How to Break the Back of Corporate "Intellectual" Domination
(Activist Post) Boycott corporations monopolizing, misguiding,
and destroying human civilization.
Movies, music, and TV created by huge monopolizing media cartels
like Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, Fox, Paramount, as well as
software companies like Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Autodesk,
and many others, belong to a consortium of corporate-financier
interests driving the "intellectual property" crusade and many
of its unpopular creations, including SOPA, ACTA, and a campaign
of jailing grannies and college kids for simply sharing
information deemed "property" of these corporations.
FEMA requests even more emergency food
(Activist Post) On the 31st of August, 2012, FEMA requested 1.1
Million low sodium MRE's to help with the demands from Hurricane
Isaac. They needed to be shipped on September 1st. On September
1st, at 10:18 PM ET, FEMA transmitted another solicitation for
MRE's. This time, the standard "Commercial Meal" MRE for those
not on a restricted diet.
10 Signs That You're Fully Awake
(Activist Post) Isn't it obvious that there is a significant
global awakening happening? Just as the Mayans predicted so many
years ago, the apocalypse would become apparent in 2012. But
many misinterpret the apocalypse to be the end of the world,
when in fact it actually means an "un-covering, a revelation of
Corrupt USDA conspired to funnel hundreds of millions in
taxpayer money to beef industry lobbyists
(NaturalNews) It may be hard to associate "corruption" with a
U.S. government agency (insert dripping sarcasm here), but it's
true: Sometimes those stewards of our tax dollars don't spend
them very wisely.
DNC security rules raise fears of unconstitutional police
(RT) As the Democratic National Convention nears, people in
Charlotte could face arrest for carrying water bottles, socks,
markers, and other seemingly unthreatening items, triggering
worries over free speech violations and warrantless searches.
Video: New! Ron Paul Delegates speak out against RNC Corruption
From The Daily Paul
Mass GOP Lawyer Vincent DeVito Assaults Woman at RNC
(Daily Paul) Last Tuesday August 28, 2012, MassGOP Legal Counsel
Vincent DeVito assaulted a woman during the Rules Committee
Meeting at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
GOP is Trying to Quash Grassroots Movement, Ron Paul Supporters
(Daily Paul) The Republican National Convention may be over, but
Minnesota's delegates sure left an impression. So much so, in
fact, that some of those delegates are deeply concerned-in the
wake of their continued support of Ron Paul as a nominee,
instead of Mitt Romney-that the Republican Party is quietly
working to render powerless all future delegates who express
independence from the party line.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention
(RT) Hundreds of people have taken part in the March on Wall
Street South event in Charlotte, carrying banners, banging drums
and chanting slogans against corporate greed. The protest ahead
of the Democratic National Convention proceeded peacefully.
5 Meat-Free Recipes for Labor Day
(Care2) Not only is Labor Day a national holiday synonymous with
cookouts, it also marks the second biggest diet day of the year.
There's one way for you to stick to your New Year's Resolution,
or avoid the necessity of a fall weight loss resolution, if you
mind your plate this weekend. Be smart about what you serve or
eat and your waistline will come away from the weekend
unscathed. The easiest way to do that? Go vegetarian! That's
right, on one of the biggest burger weekends of the year we're
saying go green with your diet. You can make one heck of a
delicious cookout affair with vegetarian recipes just as
satisfying as any piece of meat ever wanted to be. We can help
you get started with our favorite vegetarian cookout recipes!
Mandatory Chemotherapy for Children with Cancer?
Most people have some second or even first-hand experience with
cancer. Whether you've watched a loved one struggle, or if you
are a survivor yourself, you know how difficult the battle can
Are stress and high cortisol depleting your vitamin D?
(Natural News) According to recent studies reported by the Body
Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can
disrupt your body's vitamin D3 uptake.
Baby boomers - Why detoxifying toxins from your early years
could save your life
(Natural News) Prescription drug abuse is currently on the rise
among all age groups, but particularly among the aging "baby
boomer" generation born between 1946 and 1964. Millions of
people from this generation who are now in their 50s and 60s are
beginning to suffer the health consequences...
Obesity accelerates cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) As obesity rates continue to soar among all age
groups in the U.S. and most other countries, the incidence of
chronic diseases spawned by excess abdominal fat follows on a
parallel course. Medical scientists have repeatedly confirmed
that risk for heart disease, diabetes...
10 Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs & Cats
A growing epidemic amongst our pets, recognizing and spreading
awareness about diabetes in dogs and cats is vital to helping
pet owners spot and treat the disorder early.
All-Around Non-Toxic Flea Control
Let's face it. Fleas are the WORST, but applying pesticides to
our pampered pooches doesn't make us howl with excitement
either. In an attempt to find non-toxic flea control remedies,
Care2 staff stumbled upon this amazing technique that kills
fleas fast without toxic chemicals. While citrus peel extract
(d-limonene) works well for dogs, cats can't tolerate it, so
this is an especially great choice.