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Friday - October 31, 2014 - Today in History:

1864 - Nevada became the 36th state to join the U.S.
1868 - Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.
1940 - The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented Germany from invading Britain.
1941 - Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.
1941 - The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered World War II. More than 100 men were killed.
1952 - The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX, said he would never return to the U.S. At the time he was in Moscow, Russia.
1961 - In the Soviet Union, the body of Joseph Stalin was removed from Lenin's Tomb where it was on public display.
1968 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.
1969 - Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
1983 - The U.S. Defense Department released  that during the U.S. led invasion of Grenada, that a Navy plane had mistakenly bombed a civilian hospital.
1994 - 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72, plunged into a northern Indiana farm.
1998 - Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with U.N. arms inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the country's weapons of mass destruction stemming from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
1999 - Egypt Air Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, MA, killing all 217 people aboard.
2001 - Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a tentative agreement to settle the antitrust case against the software company.
2005 - President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

World News

US considers arming Iraqi tribes in IS fight
StratRisks - The U.S. will consider arming tribes in Iraq’s al-Anbar province with the precondition that the move is approved by the Iraqi government, Anadolu Agency reoprted reffering to the statement by the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Martin Dempsey said Iraqi security forces in the province are in defensive positions and would be unlikely be able to respond to a request for assistance from the Albu Nimr tribe, stranded by IS.

Putin: Russia to Resist Forced Confrontation, Ready for Fair Dialogue on All Issues
RIA Novosti - “I want to emphasize that Russia has no plans of being drawn into a confrontation that we are forcibly being tangled into. We are open to equal and respectful dialogue in all issues of the global and regional agenda. Our military doctrine carries a defensive character. It’s main task is to provide for the country’s sovereignty, for peace and tranquility of our citizens,” Putin said.

Putin To Western Elites: Play-Time Is Over
Zero Hedge - Regardless of what you think or don't think of Putin, this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946. In this speech, Putin abruptly changed the rules of the game. To sum it all up: play-time is over. Children, put away your toys. Now is the time for the adults to make decisions. Russia is ready for this; is the world? The Russian blogger chipstone summarized the most salient points from Putin speech as follows...

Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows
MarketWatch - In an unexpected move, the Bank of Japan’s policy board voted by a 5-to-4 margin to expand the pace of its quantitative easing, sending Tokyo stocks soaring and the Japanese yen falling sharply.
* Related: Plunging Yen Leads To 140% Surge In Bankruptcies

Malaysia Airlines Sued by Two Boys Over MH370 Mysterious Disappearance
RIA Novosti - Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued beleaguered carrier Malaysia Airlines and the government for negligence in disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the incident, AP reports. The suit was filed by lawyers on behalf of the two sons of Jee Jung Hang, a passenger of the ill-fated plane.

51 countries declare banking secrecy ‘obsolete’, sign pact in Berlin
RT - Finance ministers from over 51 countries signed an agreement in a step closer to ending the dark financial underworld of tax-evasion and money-laundering. Another 30 countries pledged to join by 2018. The deal is called the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement and will look to build a collective exchange of bank accounts, taxes, assets, and income held outside local tax jurisdictions.

Russia, Ukraine agree on gas supplies until March 2015
RT - Russia, Ukraine, and the European Commission have signed an agreement on gas supply and transit conditions until March 2015 during talks in Brussels.... Ukraine will be able to receive the needed volumes of Russian gas until the end of March based on a pre-payment plan at a price of $385 per 1,000 cubic meters, Oettinger said during the press conference.

Mystery drones breach airspace above French nulcear sites
TheTelegraph - Fears raised that France's 58 nuclear reactors are unsafe from airborne attack after unidentified drones manage to fly over seven sites.

Israel Recalls Ambassador to Sweden After Palestine Recognition: Reports
RIA Novosti - Ambassador Isaac Bachman "will remain in Jerusalem until further notice," Haaretz said, citing a Foreign Ministry official. According to the newspaper, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is considering permanently removing Bachman from his position in Stockholm.

Ebola News

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, Progress in Liberia
ABC News - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. International assistance is still desperately needed and the people of both countries must redouble efforts to stop the disease, which has infected more than 13,000 people and killed nearly 5,000, the officials said.

Quarantined Ebola nurse defies orders to stay at home and goes for a bike ride as police follow
Daily Mail - Nurse Kaci Hickox defied Maine's mandatory Ebola quarantine on Thursday and headed out for a bike ride with her boyfriend.... Miss Hickox broke her quarantine at 9am and took an ATV trail behind her home for the hour-long ride. A state trooper who had been stationed outside the house followed her in a police cruiser.... Maine police were monitoring her movements and public interactions but there was no court order to arrest the nurse.

Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away
The Hill - Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome. A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who planned to attend the conference this week, warning them to stay away if they’ve had potential Ebola exposure.

Delaware State monitoring 11 who returned from West Africa - State health officials said Wednesday 11 Delawareans who recently returned from Ebola-affected West African countries are being monitored by the Delaware Division of Public Health. These individuals are considered "low-risk," which means they did not come into contact with any Ebola-infected patients abroad.

California Sets State Ebola Quarantine Guidelines
Breitbart - The State of California issued its own set of Ebola quarantine guidelines on Wednesday, saying that only those who have had contact with infected people in West Africa will be required to undergo a 21-day quarantine upon their return to the state.

U.S. Government Orders 250,000 Hazmat Suits to be Sent to Dallas
Paul Joseph Watson - “I just learned we have been asked to ship 250,000 HAZMAT suits to Dallas, TX. for the US Government. Again this is happening today, we are pulling these suits for the US Government to Dallas, TX,” states the individual, who manages the drivers who work for the shipping company.

Former FDA Official: Larger Ebola Outbreaks Coming to American Cities
Paul Joseph Watson - Former FDA official Scott Gottlieb M.D. warns that larger and more frequent Ebola outbreaks will inevitably hit American cities in the near future and that hundreds of people could be forcibly quarantined by health authorities. In an op-ed for Forbes, Gottlieb, who previously served as Director of Medical Policy Development for the Food and Drug Administration, writes that the imminent onset of the flu season will make it harder to keep tabs on potential Ebola victims in the United States.

The Ebola covert op: 30 answers to “who benefits?”
Jon Rappoport - This is not a complete list of benefits from the Ebola op. However, it does cover a significant amount of territory. In no particular order...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

90 Pounds of Cocaine Found on Cargo Ship Owned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Father-in-Law
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnell’s life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail.

Pentagon spending hits five-year high amid anti-ISIS campaign
RT - The rate at which the United States economy grew last quarter has surpassed the expectations of experts, and a surge in military spending is said to be the culprit. On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that the country’s gross domestic product, or GDP, grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate for the third quarter of 2014, well beyond Bloomberg’s forecasted pace of only 3.0 percent.

Houston Mayor Rescinds Subpoenas of Pastors
Breitbart - Mayor Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, rescinded the subpoenas sent to five Houston area pastors. The subpoenas originally demanded all sermons and correspondence dealing with homosexuality, gender identity and the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

Feds to lock you out of almost 3 million acres no enjoying nature for you!
InvestmentWatch - Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources. As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise). Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs...

TSA Confiscates Sci-Fi Ray Gun Belt Buckle
Steve Watson - In their latest display of insanity, TSA agents at LAX airport confiscated a belt buckle from prominent videographer Sean Malone, telling him that the reason was it is “kind of shaped like a gun.”

ACLU Attorney Says Graphic Video of Officers Shooting Homeless Man Resembles “Firing Squad”
Ben Swann - After the Department of Justice cleared a group of Saginaw, MI police officers who had been accused of misconduct in the shooting death of Milton Hall, the ACLU of Michigan released dash cam footage of the killing which ACLU lawyer Mark Fancher likened to a "firing squad."

Election News

Caught on video: Husband of Democratic State Senator Charged With Stealing Election Signs
Ben Swann - On Wednesday, the Police in Middletown, Delaware issued an arrest warrant for Dana Long, the husband of Democratic Senator Bethany Hall-Long, on the charge of stealing campaign signs left on the roadway, such as the one featured in the video above that says, “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican.”

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland - An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

Economy & Business

From This Day Forward, We Will Watch How The Stock Market Performs Without The Fed’s Monetary Heroin
Economic Collapse - Mark this day on your calendars. The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549. From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal Reserve has been providing to it.

ODOT to roll out mileage fee plan test
KOIN 6 News - ODOT is moving ahead with the road use fee to replace the gasoline tax. As cars get more fuel efficient, gas tax revenue is going down, and the state is looking for better ways to pay for keeping the roads in good shape. Drivers pay 30-cents per gallon in gas taxes every time they stop to fill up. That adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars per year. But ODOT said that’s not enough to maintain the roads. The fee — 1.5 cents a mile — will roll out July 1, 2015 through 5,000 volunteer participants.

Gold Drops Below $1200 On Heavy Volume, Silver Freefalls To Feb 2010 Lows
Zero Hedge - Someone/something decided it was an opportune time to dump thousands of contracts of gold and silver futures this morning [10/30/2014] - clearly ignoring Alan Greenspan's advice. Gold ETF holdings are now back at levels first seen in April 2009. Gold's break below $1,200 likely brought some momentum chasers but Silver is in freefall, down over 5% and back to Feb 2010 lows. WTI Crude also broke below the crucial $81 level...

The Fed’s “Other” Taper: Printing Of New $100 Bills Tumbles By 85% In 2014
Zero Hedge - now appears that the Fed’s wanton money printing hit a brick wall in 2014, and together with the transitory end of QE earlier today, the Treasury’s literal printing of money also tumbled, with just 650 million of the brand new banknotes issued, an 85% plunge from the year before. In fact, the number of $100 bills printed in 2014 was the lowest amount of this higher denomination unleashed into broad circulation since 2004!

Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent - Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in government subsidies, and women having their premiums rise 44.9 percent, according to a report by HealthPocket scheduled for release Wednesday.... The premium increases for 30-year-olds were almost as high as for 23-year-olds — 73.4 percent for men and 35.

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges
CNS News - That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It's also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.... Here are some of the reasons why...

Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient
Peak Oil News - You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place.

Housing Market

Mortgage Purchase Applications Plunge To 19-Year Lows
Zero Hedge - Presented with little comment.. because realistically what is there to say about a so-called 'housing recovery' when the volume of applications for home purchases is the lowest since August 1995.

Veteran News

Israel knowingly attacked US military ship in 1967 – Al Jazeera investigation - The Day Israel Attacked America will broadcast October 31, 10pm EDT on Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera’s The Day Israel Attacked America reveals exclusive real time audio tape from Israeli jets on 8 June, proving that Israel identified the USS Liberty as American before its forces attacked the ship. The tapes, broadcast for the first time, shows Israeli forces further confirmed it as an American ship more than twenty minutes before firing a torpedo which killed 25 Americans.

Energy & Environment

Fed-Backed Study: How to Brainwash Public into Fearing “Climate Change” Like Ebola
Kit Daniels - The NSF awarded an $84,000 grant to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo yesterday to figure out how to make the public fear “climate change and overpopulation” as much as Ebola by analyzing how the public became concerned about a potential large-scale Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

Science & Technology

White House moves to 'kill off the password'
The Hill - Security alternatives to the password funded by the administration will start rolling out in six to 12 months, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel said Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce.... The White House has been trying to push people away from passwords since early 2011, when it launched the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The initiative funded public-private pilot programs working on secure password replacements.

Social Media Surveillance Expands as IBM Taps Twitter
Activist Post - It’s no secret Twitter’s data and analytics have been highly sought after — most likely because of numbers like these: 500 million tweets sent per day between more than 280 million active monthly users. Tech giant and consulting company IBM wants in on that information. IBM and Twitter announced a data and analytics partnership Wednesday to enhance what IBM calls “enterprise decisions.” ...the deal basically allows IBM unprecedented access to Twitter’s data, which IBM can then use to help its other clients learn more about their customers.

Lockheed Martin scientist on deathbed says aliens are real (VIDEO)
Aliens, some as old as 200 years, are real and have visited Earth, a former Lockheed Martin senior scientist has claimed. In his final moments, he provided “photo evidence” while sharing his personal experiences of UFOs and extraterrestrials.

194 Countries Agree to Regulate Synthetic Biology
Old-Thinker News - Unlike the older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology is seeking to create whole new organisms that do not exist on earth. FBI Agent Carmine Nigro told the an MIT conference earlier this year that “These technologies [synthetic biology] do not just pose a risk to individual buildings or cities, but if cleverly deployed, can reduce our population by significant percentages.”

FBI Quietly Seeks Broader Hacking Powers
Common Dreams - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed (pdf) an amendment to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, having to do with warrants for remote access to electronic data. The rule changes, according to the DOJ, would make it easier for law enforcement "to investigate and prosecute...crimes involving Internet anonymizing technologies," such as Tor.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Business Owner Says Monsanto Using Natural Agriculture Company Name to Push Agenda
Natural Society - Monsanto has swiped a trademarked name, BioAg, for its own chemical agricultural agenda, attempting to dominate the natural agricultural movement.


Judge Cuts Big Pharma Damages Award from $9 Billion to $36 Million over Diabetes Drug Lawsuit
Natural Society - A U.S. judge on Monday made a sweeping cut to a $9 billion punitive damages settlement, slicing it down to a trifling $36.8 million against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co and Eli Lilly & Co over their diabetes drug, Actos.

Turmeric Extract Improves Asthma Patients on Meds
Green Med Info - Bronchial asthma can be a life-threatening condition and even the medications used to treat it can be deadly. All the more reason why a new study on a turmeric extract safely improving the condition is so exciting.

The Natural Benefits of Ginger
Green Med Info - Ginger - It warms the body, flushes out toxins, boosts our immune system, energizes us and eases our nerves. What other natural health benefits can ginger do for us?

GMO Cholera Bacteria to Be Released in Australia, Canada, U.S.
Natural Society - The Australian Government Department of Health, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, has received an application for a license from PaxVax to release their modified cholera bacteria on the population via vaccines. Say what?

Weekend Viewing

The classic 1956 film version of Orwell’s 1984
Liberty Crier - From the YouTube description: The classic,1956 film version of Orwell’s,1984. Colorized and tinted to enhance the dark expressionism. Wikipedia says this was the least favored version of the film, but those who saw it when they were young can never forget it.

Thursday - October 30, 2014 - Today in History:

1735 - John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.
1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
1875 - The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote.
1893 - The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
1943 - In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security. The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a meeting in Teheran.
1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
1961 - The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of approximately 58 megatons.
1961 - The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order to remove Joseph Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb.
1972 - U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.
1998 - The terrorist who hijacked a Turkish Airlines plane and the 39 people on board was killed when anti-terrorist squads raided the plane.
2005 - Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

World News

Russian nuclear sub test-fires Bulava strategic missile (VIDEO)
RT - A Russian Borey-class nuclear submarine has successfully test-fired a Bulava strategic missile, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The ballistic missile was launched from a submerged position with all 16 rockets onboard the sub during the test.

Russian lawmaker asks Nobel Committee to strip Obama of Peace Prize
RT - A representative of the populist LDPR nationalist party claims in an official letter that the US President should be blamed for thousands of innocent people’s deaths and therefore cannot keep his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

Report: ISIS Decapitates 70 Assad Officers As Group Tried to Capture Idlib
Breitbart - Islamic State and al-Nusra Front jihadists were on the brink of capturing Syria’s second city as hundreds of militants assailed the newly appointed governor’s office in Idlib, the provincial capital, according to a news report.

Closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque a ‘declaration of war’ - Abbas
RT - The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both Jewish and Muslim worshipers will be prohibited from visiting the site “until further notice,” Israel’s public security minister said.

Sweden to recognize Palestinian state on Thursday - foreign ministry
RT - Sweden is to recognize the occupied state of Palestine officially on Thursday, according to its foreign ministry. The Scandinavian country will become the first major European state to recognize the territories occupied by Israel.... The idea was quickly met with criticism from the United States and Israel.

Leaked photos of Britain's Sellafield nuclear plant reveal 'massive radioactive release' threat
The Ecologist - Dilapidated nuclear waste storage ponds abandoned 40 years ago containing hundreds of tonnes of fuel rods pose an immediate danger to public safety, photographs sent to The Ecologist reveal. The fuel and sludge in the ponds could spontaneously ignite if exposed to air, spreading intense radiation over a wide area.
* Related: Britain's nuclear clean-up bill to soar by billions...

Nato reports rise in Russia military flights over Europe
BBC News - Nato has reported an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days. A Nato statement said four groups of aircraft, including Tu-95 Bear bombers and MiG-31 fighters, were tracked over seas and the Atlantic Ocean. Fighter aircraft from Norway, Britain, Portugal, Germany and Turkey were scrambled in response. Tensions between Russia and Nato states have soared over the Ukraine crisis.

Russian army beefs up Artic presence to be ready to 'meet unwelcome guests'
End the Lie - The massive buildup of facilities in Russia’s north is part of the country’s strategy to ensure control of the Arctic…“The plan involves the building of 13 airfields, one land test range for the Air Forces, 10 radar sites and direction centers,” said Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center, who took part in the session.

Egypt establishing buffer zone in Sinai following attacks
Press TV - Egypt has begun work on setting up a buffer zone along its border with the Gaza Strip following recent deadly attacks on Egyptian security forces in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula…The Sinai Peninsula has long been considered as a safe haven for gunmen who use the region as a base for their acts of terror. Since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s former president, on July 3 last year, gunmen have launched almost daily attacks in Sinai, killing members of security forces.

Coca-Cola Ordered to Shut Down Plant in India for Draining Water & Rampant Polluting
Natural Society - Coca-Cola has been ordered to shut down operations in a city in India for using too much water and violating pollution laws, but the company seeks to keep business running as usual. Just like its heavy funding against the GMO labeling campaigns here in the U.S., Coca Cola is proving itself to be a corporate behemoth with no care whatsoever for its customers.

Ebola News

U.S. State Dept. to transport foreign Ebola victims to U.S. hospitals for treatment
(NaturalNews) This has all come out in a four-page memo acquired by the Washington Times. "The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment," the Times reports. [1] " The memo even details the expected price per patient, with transportation costs at $200,000 and treatment at $300,000."

Nurse Who Treated Ebola Patients in West Africa Returns to Texas, Will Self-Quarantine
Breitbart - Early Wednesday morning, a nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone returned to her home in Texas. The nurse, whose name is being withheld for privacy reasons, showed no signs of the disease, but CDC protocols placed her at "some" risk due to her contact with the patients. She has agreed to voluntarily self-quarantine at her home while she waits for the Ebola incubation period to pass.

I will go to court to attain my freedom’ – Maine nurse rejects quarantine over Ebola
RT - Kaci Hickox, the nurse, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday this week that she will soon outright reject the state’s attempt to keep her isolated, despite the requests from officials who fear that allowing the woman out of a Fort Kent, ME residence could lead to an Ebola outbreak.

Is It About To Get Worse? Lakeland Hazmat Suit Orders Go Exponential, Surpass 1 Million
Zero Hedge - Lakeland surprised everyone, and especially those who are short the stock, when it released the following "Update on Business Activity Relating to Ebola Crisis" in which it announced that it has, by now, received a stunning 1 million Hazmat suit orders and rising exponentially.

US health officials desperately trying to get 20 hospitals ready to safely treat Ebola
(NaturalNews) The goal is to get at least 20 hospitals fully prepared to handle Ebola patients, according to Reuters, as well as figure out how to best treat patients without jeopardizing the safety of medical workers. This may require that certain patients not receive medical care under the new paradigm, as treating them could put some doctors and nurses at risk.

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off
AP - Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.

CDC Expands Ebola Risk Factors For Forcible Quarantine
Paul Joseph Watson - Previously the CDC outlined how, “Brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute close contact.” However, the new guidelines state that “brief proximity,” or “being in the same room for a brief period of time” with an Ebola victim now constitutes enough of a risk factor for consideration of mandatory quarantine.

The Ebola Story Doesn't Smell Right
Paul Craig Roberts - The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola…Stories that don’t make sense and that are not explained naturally arouse suspicions, such as: Are US soldiers being used to test ebola vaccines and cures, or more darkly are they being used to bring more ebola back to the US? I understand why people ask these questions. The fact that they will receive no investigative answer will deepen suspicions.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Fox News Lands Interview With SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden
Daily Caller - According to the press release, Fox’s Peter Doocy will interview the SEAL over the course of a two-part documentary, “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden.” The documentary will be featured on November 11th and 12th.

Don't touch debris! Antares explosion leaves highly toxic elements beyond hazard area
RT - The explosion late Tuesday of the Antares rocket, on a mission from Virginia to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, scattered toxic wreckage beyond a protected ‘hazard area’ that should be avoided, NASA has warned.

Retaliation”: Feds Launch New Land Grab Targeting Bundy Family
Paul Joseph Watson - On Sunday, the Bundy family posted a Facebook entry which asserted that, “the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people,” after it was announced that the feds intended to designate around 1.8 million acres of land around their Gold Butte range as critical to the environment.

Red Cross Paid $7.00 per Danish After Hurricane Sandy (and Then Threw Them Away)
EPJ - Pro Puublica is out with a report detailing the recent spectacular crony-like failures at the Red Cross. It follows the pattern we have seen recently with other government-related emergency organizations. It is very aggressive with propaganda efforts, but completely incompetent in delivering on its mandate...

Goodcop: Off-Duty Cop Finds $125,000 Cash in the Middle of the Road. Finds Owner, Returns it to Him - A man’s life savings has been recovered after an off-duty California Highway Patrol sergeant found over $125,000 in cash in the middle of a Concord roadway.... In a prepared statement, the sergeant said returning the money was simply “the right thing to do.” “I am paid to uphold the law and it’s my job to set the example whether I’m working or not,” the sergeant said. “I am happy to hear the rightful owner was identified and that the money has been returned”.

Elderly couple fined $80K, raided by police because of pallets in their yard
Police State USA - An elderly couple was traumatized when two dozen sheriff’s deputies swarmed their rural home, prepared to confiscate their property because of zoning ordinance violations.... Mr. Hoeppner runs a business in which he repairs both tractors and broken pallets.... The deputies literally drove Mr. Hoeppner to the bank and forced him to withdraw money from his retirement account to pay off the extortive court order. A total of 24 deputies participated in the raid, and brought their armored quarter-million-dollar Lenco Bearcat vehicle.

Insane Honolulu Cop Violently Attacks Innocent Bystanders
Liberty Crier - It’s jaw dropping video. A 54-second clip from inside a game room near Ala Moana on September 5 clearly shows a Honolulu Police officer assaulting two people. Officer Vince Morre walks in and within seconds, kicks a 25-year old man in the face.... The FBI is investigating for possible civil rights violations.

Officer Gloats and Reveals Why He is Free to Shoot Your Dogs
Activist Post - Officers Feel Free to Shoot Dogs; It's Not For Lack of Training... Although I only suspected, but could never provide concrete evidence for, the idea that officers are specifically trained and encouraged to shoot or kill pets (outside of SWAT raids where they are unfortunately always the first casualty) - a few incidents point in that direction.

Election News

VIDEO: The Creeping Horror of Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton 2016!
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton - Look what's coming to a 2016 presidential wannabe nightmare near you! It's a bread and circuses pretense of democracy starring evil American dynasty number one and evil American dynasty number two. Same stank, different election! Can anyone even tell the difference between these two globalists? This next vote won't even be between the lesser of two'll just be for straight evil, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Libertarians May Co-Nominate Rand Paul in 2016
U.S. News & World Report - Paul is unlikely to directly seek the third party’s support, but could win it anyhow through the work of eager activists like those who worked the campaigns of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul... A co-nomination from one of the nation’s most significant minor parties could help Paul - if he’s the Republican nominee - avoid losing hundreds of thousands of votes to an ideological ally. In some states, his name would appear twice on ballots.

Economy & Business

Federal Reserve ends quantitative easing bond-buying program
RT - The Federal Reserve has officially announced an end to its quantitative easing bond-buying program, but economists are split over whether the central bank’s decision will help or hinder post-recession recovery. As expected, the Fed said Wednesday afternoon that it’s third and most recent round of quantitative easing, QE3, would come to an end.

Hundreds of US workers in Los Angeles protest against Wall Street
Press TV - The protesters gathered in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles, where there are offices for major banks like Chase, BNY Mellon, and Wells Fargo. The demonstrators, mostly city workers and activists from the Fix LA Coalition, said they are angry with drastic cuts to their wages and benefits, while the big banks on Wall Street continue to make record profits.

Alan Greenspan: QE Failed To Help The Economy, The Unwind Will Be Painful, "Buy Gold"
Zero Hedge - "Gold is a good place to put money these days given its value as a currency outside of the policies conducted by governments." ... "I don’t think it’s possible" for the Fed to end its easy-money policies in a trouble-free manner. ... "Effective demand is dead in the water" and the effort to boost it via bond buying "has not worked."

Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year…
Economic Collapse - In 2014, approximately 70 percent of all Americans will participate in Halloween. It seems like with each passing year this dark holiday become even more popular, and before it is all said and done it is being projected that Americans will spend a whopping 7.4 billion dollars this time around... This year, the National Retail Federation is projecting that Americans will spend more than 600 billion dollars just on Christmas. That represents a huge chunk of our GDP as a nation.

Energy & Environment

Lawsuit: Quake standards altered at California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - The suit claims that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. last year changed a key element of the plant’s license related to seismic safety without allowing public input as required by law — or even notifying the public at all. The changes concern the strength of earthquakes that the plant, perched on a stretch of the Central California coast riddled with fault lines, can withstand.

Hawaii volcano about to consume its first home, with lava meters away
RT - The 1,000-degree red mass of molten rock threatening to destroy a Hawaiian town is now only meters away from reaching its first home, and now threatens dozens more as it reaches Pahoa’s commercial hub.

Science & Technology

Google Developing a Pill That Would Detect Cancer and Other Diseases
Wired - Google is attempting to develop a pill that would send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and other diseases.

Google expands its real-world surveillance system with Google Fit - The company has developed an application that allows Android smartphone owners to collect health-related information in one place. It’s called Google Fit, and besides challenging Apple’s HealthKit service, it also represents Google’s efforts to gather real-world data to complement the information it already has about the digital world.

Computer with human-like learning will program itself - DeepMind Technologies, a London-based artificial-intelligence firm acquired by Google this year, has revealed that it is designing computers that combine the way ordinary computers work with the way the human brain works. They call this hybrid device a Neural Turing Machine. The hope is it won't need programmers, and will instead program itself.

FBI agents cut internet access, pose as repairmen to perform warrantless search
Police State USA - To investigate a purported case of untaxed sports betting, federal agents turned off internet access to three luxury hotel suites then impersonated repair technicians to covertly get inside and collect evidence. The FBI contends that this ploy is sufficient “consent” to perform warrantless searches in private residences.

Police Infuriated About New “Cop Detecting” Device That Warns People When a Cop is Near - The Target Blu Eye system sells for about $1,600 in Europe, where the device is currently being sold. The type of frequencies that the system is trained to detect are only used by emergency vehicles in Europe. However, according to Fox News, Target Managing Director Jan Rijks said a version that will be compatible with emergency vehicles in the US is nearly ready for release, and could be released sometime in 2015.


Adrenal nutrition and natural remedies for adrenal fatigue
(NaturalNews) We are all aware of adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone that kicks in whenever we find ourselves facing a threat. But did you know adrenaline is only one of the many hormones produced by the adrenal glands?

Balancing These 10 Minerals Is Crucial To Your Health - Together, minerals make up a mere four percent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is critical to your health. Any imbalance or deficiency of the following minerals can result in illness until that balance is restored. It is nearly impossible to lack minerals with the right diet.

Holding This Common Item for Only Two Seconds Can Poison Your Body with BPA
Dr. Mercola - Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a powerful endocrine-disrupting chemical, can raise your risk for obesity, diabetes, and neurological effects. And when you touch this everyday object for as little two seconds with these two factors present, you can absorb 10 times as much BPA.... Recent research reveals that people who used hand sanitizer, touched a cash register receipt, and then ate French fries absorbed significantly elevated amounts of bisphenol-A (BPA) from the receipts.

Studies Find Chinese Herb Doubles Survival Rate of Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation
Natural Society - For those who will or have undergone radiation treatment, the Chinese herb astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) may prove to be a life saver. A large dose of astragalus daily works as a powerful adaptogen in the body. It contains both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, high levels of antioxidants, and an incredible ability to boost a weakened immune system.

Boosting Your Immune System: What NOT to Eat
Natural Blaze - If you consume processed foods on a regular basis, you’re forcing your immune system to work to protect you against the things you are ingesting, instead of fighting off viruses and germs.

Dangerous Lawsuit Threatens the Few Supplement Health Claims Currently Allowed
Alliance for Natural Health - A new lawsuit filed by a “consumer watchdog” group says most Americans are not vitamin deficient and don’t benefit from supplements. Huh?... This week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Bayer because of its “false claims on ads and labels” for its One A Day Vitamins. The group is asking for an injunction against specific marketing statements, and seeking refunds to consumers.

Wednesday - October 29, 2014 - Today in History:

1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was electrocuted.
1923 - Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal, later known as Kemal Ataturk.
1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.
1940 - The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S.
1945 - The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1956 - Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis.
1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein's regime liable for human rights abuses and war damages during its occupation of Kuwait.
1991 - Trade sanctions were imposed on Haiti by the U.S. to pressure the new leaders to restore the ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
2004 - Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped statement, directly admitted for the first time that he had ordered the Sept. 11 attacks.
2004 - European Union leaders signed the EU's first constitution.

World News

'If we don’t, who will?' Kurdish fighters smuggled across border to join Kobani struggle
RT - As the battle for Kobani continues to rage for a second month, Kurdish fighters have conceived a smuggling operation to get themselves into the city illegally from Turkey to confront the Islamic State militants swarming the Syrian border city.

Dead or alive? Fate of iconic Kurdish female fighter ‘beheaded by ISIS’ wrapped in mystery
RT - Reports about the beheading of a young female Kurdish warrior known as ‘Rehana’ who fought for Kobani and reportedly killed scores of jihadists have sparked controversy. Other reports by people who claim to have contacted her say she is alive.

Troops on London streets amid fears of terror attack
The Independent - Armed soldiers have been stationed in Whitehall amid fears that terrorists will try to attack ceremonial guards in the wake of the shooting in Canada. The soldiers, who are carrying assault rifles, have been deployed at the entrance to Horse Guards Parade, where thousands of tourists gather each day to witness the Changing of the Guard.

U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East
Breitbart - The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them. A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW).

Rampant financial crime in City of London eroding public trust - BoE
RT - LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) currently determines the cost of up to $350 trillion worth of global financial products. The 21st century has been littered with financial scandals, but the rigging of LIBOR by leading global banks has been dubbed the most flagrant in modern history. To date, approximately £4 billion worth of fines have been issued for the manipulation of core benchmark rates, while the City is expecting further fines for the rigging of currency markets to be publicly announced in November.

Ottawa Attack Expands NSA’s Surveillance Grid
Kurt Nimmo - The new law will allow CSIS to network with the U.S. National Security Agency’s “Five Eyes” global surveillance grid through the agency’s Canadian counterpart, the Communications Security Establishment Canada. Once enacted, the legislation will permit the organization to exchange information with the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

NGO Envisages Global One Child Policy, Pandemics to Solve Overpopulation
Paul Joseph Watson - The National Academy of Sciences has published a shocking report which envisages a Chinese-style global one child policy as the only means of reversing climate change and reducing global population to a “sustainable” number of 1-2 billion people.

Japan to reopen 1st nuclear plant after Fukushima disaster - despite volcano risks
RT - A local council has voted to re-open the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant on the outermost western coast of Japan, despite local opposition and meteorologists’ warnings, following tremors in a nearby volcano.

Ebola News

Big Pharma seeks legal immunity for damages from experimental Ebola vaccines
(NaturalNews) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CEO Andrew Witty told World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan that his corporation, which is currently leading the way in producing Ebola vaccines, shouldn't have to shoulder any of the burden of responsibility for their safety. Witty maintains, in other words, that GSK should be allowed full access to the financial benefits associated with selling Ebola vaccines to the public, but with absolutely none of the risk.

MIT study reveals how coughs can propel aerosolized particles 20 feet
(NaturalNews) New research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) affirms what many of us have been saying about Ebola all along -- basically, if the virus is real and spreading as claimed, part of this spread is occurring via micronized airborne transmission through things like coughs and sneezes. And MIT researchers found that these aerosolized particles can, in some cases, travel up to 20 feet.

Second Texas Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola Free, Coming Home
Breitbart – Texas second Ebola infected nurse, Amber Vinson, has been confirmed to be Ebola free and is returning home to Dallas. Vinson joins Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s Nina Pham as the only two people to both contract and recover from Ebola in the United States. All other Ebola patients in the U.S. contracted the virus while working in West Africa.

Ebola Can Survive for Months on Surfaces
Kurt Nimmo - The deadly virus can survive for more than seven weeks on certain surfaces according to research conducted by the UK’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory. Tests performed prior to the latest Ebola outbreak in 2010 showed the Zaire strain lived in samples in low temperatures on glass for nearly two months.

Insurance Companies Begin Writing ‘Ebola Exclusions’ into Policies
Natural Society - U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions. While it is estimated that expenditures to treat the original Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, were approximately $100,000 an hour (though he passed anyway), it looks like insurance companies won’t be footing the bill.

Ebola outbreak: Australia Shuts Borders While US ‘Works On New Guidelines’
Steve Watson - While the Obama administration continues to argue against travel restrictions on flights from Ebola ravaged areas, Australia has become the latest nation to shut it’s borders and freeze all visas from West African countries. The Australian immigration ministry is currently “not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries,” said its lead Minister, Scott Morrison, adding that the government is also suspending its humanitarian program.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

CSPOA Press Release: SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SHERIFF ROB MCMILLEN TO RESIGN - The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) has called for the resignation of Greene County, Illinois Sheriff Rob McMillen after he personally initiated an unsubstantiated felony charge against Luke Lamb, who is his opponent in the upcoming election. Lamb is campaigning as a “constitutional sheriff’s candidate” and is a member of CSPOA. The case, which involved alleged jury tampering, was resolved in court on October 24th, with a unanimous jury verdict of acquittal.

Guess How Many Bibles Have Arrived at the Office of the Houston Mayor After She Subpoenaed Pastors’ Sermons | Video
The - Houston Mayor Annise Parker has received a flood of Bibles — somewhere between 500 and 1,000 according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office — after the city subpoenaed the church sermons of five local faith leaders opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which the mayor signed in May.

Kerry: US to Intensify Law Enforcement, Intel Sharing With Canada to Counter Terrorism
RIA Novosti - "We will intensify our law enforcement, border protection and intel sharing [between the United States and Canada]," Kerry said during a press conference following a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. Kerry and Baird met to discuss security issues that the countries face after the recent shootings in Canada.

More Than 2 Million License Plates Scanned at Mall Of America in Past 90 Days - According to documents obtained via a public records request, Bloomington police operate twelve license plate readers at Mall of America. In the past 90 days, more than 2,275,000 cars have been scanned. Of those, more than 12,000 were "hits," meaning the license plate is tied to someone suspected of committing a crime.

Obama Increases Nuclear Weapons Production and Research
AllGov - The U.S. nuclear weapons complex is greatly expanding the production of fissile cores to levels not seen since the end of the Cold War three decades ago. The dramatic increase comes as part of a long-term billion-dollar effort to renew the nuclear arsenal under President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize largely because of his promise to greatly reduce the nation’s stockpile of these weapons—a promise he has not kept.

Less than 1% of Patriot Act’s “Sneak and Peek” Delayed Notice Warrants are Used against Terrorism
AllGov - Federal law enforcement has increasingly used a key provision of the Patriot Act to pry into people’s lives without having to tell them. This practice has been justified under the guise of counterterrorism, but government statistics show that less than 1% of all “sneak and peek” actions involve suspected terrorists.

Terror alert: US steps up security at govt buildings over attack threats
RT - The United States is beefing up security at thousands of government buildings around the country due to “continued public calls” for terrorist attacks, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Tuesday.... The move comes less than a week after a gunman in Ottawa, Canada, opened fire at the National War Memorial and the Parliament and fatally shot a Canadian soldier.

Ferguson police brace for new protests by spending thousands on riot gear
The Guardian - St Louis County police made the purchases amid concerns that hundreds of demonstrators will return to the streets if Darren Wilson, the officer who shot dead Michael Brown in August, is not indicted on criminal charges by a grand jury currently considering the case. A breakdown of the department’s spending since August on equipment intended for the policing of crowds and civil disobedience, which totals $172,669, was obtained by the Guardian from the county force.

Sheriff’s Office won’t participate in future ‘no refusal’ OVI checkpoints
Springfield News-Sun - Clark County’s sheriff said his department will not participate in another “no refusal” OVI checkpoint like the one held Friday because of the amount of negative feedback from the community. “If this is not a positive event then we need to find another way to do our job and create an environment of public safety, and I’m intending to do that,” Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said.

U.S. Postal Service spied on at least 50,000 people last year
Mass PrivateI - The surveillance program, officially called mail covers, is more than a century old. At the request of state or federal law enforcement agencies or the Postal Inspection Service, postal workers record names, return addresses and any other information from the outside of letters and packages before they are delivered to a person’s home. Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images.

Economy & Business

Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?
Economic Collapse - We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years. But of course this is not a new trend. As you will see in this article, the homeownership rate in the United States has been in a continual decline for more than 7 years. Obviously this is not a sign of a healthy economy.

Science & Technology

British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant
National Journal - It is well known that the NSA and GCHQ closely share intelligence data with one another, as part of a long-standing surveillance partnership. Some details of the agencies' spy pact were exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last year, including the existence of GCHQ's Tempora program, which taps into fiber-optic cables to scoop up online and telephone traffic across the Web for up to 30 days.

Russia ready to deliver US supplies to ISS after Antares rocket explodes
RT - Russia is prepared to ferry US supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Progress spacecraft to compensate for the loss of the Antares rocket. The private US space freighter suffered a failure seconds after launch.

ISS-bound rocket explodes on takeoff in Virginia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment to restock the International Space Station. The launch was supposed to be the third of eight planned Orbital missions to ferry gear and food to astronauts aboard the ISS. The rocket had some 5,000 pounds of food, supplies and science experiments, which all were engulfed in a fireball just above NASA’s Wallop’s Island facility.

What is happening to the sun? Giant sunspot on the solar surface spews out SIXTH massive flare in a week
Daily Mail - It is the third major flare in the last 48 hours, from the sunspot which is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter. Nasa said the activity confirms the areas as the largest active region seen on the sun in 24 years. ‘A giant active region on the sun erupted on Oct. 26, 2014, with its sixth substantial flare since Oct. 19,’ Nasa said.

World on a string: Breakthrough fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet
RT - Imagine downloading your favorite flick in 31 thousandths of a second. Such insane internet speeds are now a reality, with researchers rolling out a 255 terabits per second fiberoptic network which could transport the entire Internet on a single cable. The cable, the joint effort of Dutch and US scientists, is 2,550 times faster than the fastest single-fiber links in commercial operation today.

Microsoft Office bug lets hackers take over computers
End the Lie - A dangerous new security vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s Office software, threatening to hijack users of virtually every existing version of Windows…While PowerPoint is the only known program affected so far, it is still possible that Word and Excel documents are vulnerable. As for what this bug could enable hackers to do, the answer is pretty much everything...

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

17 Surprising Off-Grid Uses For Versatile Cornstarch
Off the Grid News - Cornstarch is a gluten-free alternative to flour thickeners for gravies, sauces, glazes, soups, casseroles and pies. Like so many other kitchen staples, however, cornstarch can be used for a variety of other purposes around your home. Here are some of our favorites:


American Meat Production Uses More Antibiotics Than Ever, Despite Growing Threat of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease in Consumers
Dr. Mercola - The US uses nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics each year to raise food animals. This accounts for about 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the US. The ramifications of this routine practice can be seen in hospital wards across the nation, as it is one, if not the primary driver of antibiotic-resistant disease in humans. According to CDC statistic, two million Americans are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and at least 23,000 of them die as a result of those infections.

How Grapefruit Juice Improves Your Metabolism, Blocks Weight Gain and Even Treats Disease As Well As Two Separate Drugs - Grapefruits can treat diabetes, fight cancer, heal stomach ulcers, reduce gum disease and even keep stroke and metabolic syndrome at bay as well as drugs. Now new research shows that the consumption of grapefruit juice may block weight gain by improving your metabolism.... Naringenin, an antioxidant which gives grapefruit its bitter taste, can do the same job as two separate drugs currently used to manage Type 2 diabetes.

How to Use Coconut and Almond Flour Together in Gluten Free Baking
Health Impact News - As gluten free diets have gained in popularity, almond and coconut flours have become trusty staples in many gluten free pantries.

Tea and citrus products could lower ovarian cancer risk
Natural Blaze - Tea and citrus fruits and juices are associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research published today reveals that women who consume foods containing flavonols and flavanones (both subclasses of dietary flavonoids) significantly decrease their risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.

Government Study: Flu Vaccine not Effective for Elderly – Death Rates Increased
Health Impact News - Reading the packet insert of the senior flu vaccine from last year reveals some other interesting data: there were 226 “serious” adverse events and 23 deaths out of only 3,833 participants in the drug trials developing the flu vaccine.


Older Man Who Eats Alone Goes Viral. When You Take a Close Look at What’s on the Table, You’ll See Why - Seeing someone eating alone at a fast-food restaurant isn’t necessarily an unusual sight, but what one woman snapped a picture of at an In-and-Out Burger has been shared more than 7,000 times within the past week. Learn why...

Tuesday - October 28, 2014 - Today in History:

1776 - The Battle of White Plains took place during the American Revolutionary War.
1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."
1904 - The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use fingerprinting.
1919 - The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1936 - The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary.
1940 - During World War II, Italy invaded Greece.
1962 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the U.S. that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
1965 - Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
1965 - The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was completed.
1976 - John D. Erlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Richard Nixon, entered a federal prison camp in Safford, AZ, to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related convictions.
1982 - Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev condemned the U.S. for arms buildup.
1983 - The U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution "deeply deploring" the ongoing U.S.-led invasion of Grenada.
1985 - John A. Walker Jr. and his son, Michael Lance Walker, pled guilty to charges of spying for the Soviet Union.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that all the troops there would be home by Christmas.
2005 - Vice President Dick Cheney's top adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, resigned after he was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in the CIA leak investigation. (Libby was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison. President George W. Bush commuted his sentence.)
2009 - Angela Merkel was sworn in for a second term as German chancellor.

World News

Gen. Allen: Assad not part of political outcome in Syria
Press TV - Gen. John Allen spoke to Asharq al-Awsat daily on Saturday about the US-led coalition’s strategy in Iraq and Syria, and their plans to train and equip the “moderate” Syrian militants. “The outcome that we seek in Syria is akin to the ISIS (ISIL) strategy that fits into a much larger regional strategy and that outcome is a political outcome that does not include Assad,” Allen said. “We want to make clear that we seek a political outcome in Syria without Assad being the ultimate outcome,” the general emphasized.

Libya terror camps thrive as looted arms pour into Salvador Triangle
StratRisks - Libya slid into chaos after veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed uprising three years ago. Weapons looted from his arsenal have made their way to the so-called ‘Salvador Triangle’, a no-man’s land formed by the porous borders of Libya, Algeria and Niger, experts say.... But since the uprising, the activity of rebels with links to Al Qaeda has flourished in the region, buoyed by the inability of the Libyan authorities to tame the armed groups.

Poland to move thousands of troops to border with Ukraine
RT - Warsaw has decided to relocate troops from the west of the country towards its eastern border due to “the biggest security crisis since the Cold War.” It is a major realignment of the military structure, Poland’s defense minister told the AP.

Cameron says will fight against EU’s €2.1bn demand
Press TV - It is not just about the scale of the money being demanded. It is also the timetable," Cameron said, adding, “The (European) commission admits it does not actually need this. So there is no pressing need for the money to be paid." The British prime minister went on to say that he would not permit the UK taxpayers’ money to be funneled into the EU.

MH17 prosecutor open to theory another plane shot down airliner: Der Spiegel
(Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview.

Ron Paul: Canada suffers for turning militaristic
Rt - Canada is quickly becoming an aggressive nation, former United States congressman Ron Paul warns in a recent dispatch, and will risk significant blowback if it continues to intervene in matters overseas.

Ebola news

CDC now admits Ebola can spread through the air up to 3 feet away
(NaturalNews) Now, after a pair of northeastern state governors imposed (and then rescinded) 21-day quarantines for anyone returning from assisting infected patients in West Africa, word comes from the CDC that the virus can, in fact, be spread to others up to 3 feet away. In a new Ebola-related post that appears to be splitting hairs between "airborne" and "droplet" spread, the health agency claimed...

Testing negative for Ebola is meaningless; the virus is not detectable for up to six weeks
(NaturalNews) A person who is carrying Ebola and replicating Ebola inside their own blood will test negative for Ebola for up to six weeks. The test won't show a positive result until the virus has replicated to a sufficient quantity to be detectable.

Restricting 80% of air travel from Ebola-afflicted countries would give world three extra weeks to contain epidemic, says report
(NaturalNews) Using the Global Epidemic and Mobility Model to simulate incidence and seeding events for the disease, a team of international scientists determined that barring even just 80 percent of air travel from the affected countries would add an extra three weeks to the amount of time that the world has to contain the epidemic.

Airport worker threatened with termination for wearing protective gear
(NaturalNews) The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a potential Ebola breeding ground, and some workers have considered taking extra precautions to prevent getting sick. One contractor wore a mask and gloves to work in mid-October, because he wanted to protect himself more proactively. Shockingly, a supervisor at the airport made the contractor remove his mask and gloves or be fired from the job.

Source: U.S. Soldiers NOT Under Strict Ebola Quarantine in Italy
Kit Daniels - U.S. soldiers returning from Ebola-struck Liberia are not under strict quarantine at an Army outpost in Vicenza, Italy, despite media reports to the contrary, according to a high-level source with knowledge on the subject.

5-year-old boy tested for Ebola in NYC after return from Africa
NY Post - The boy returned with his family from Guinea Saturday night and five members of the family were being quarantined inside their apartment, sources said.... The boy returned with his family from Guinea Saturday night and five members of the family were being quarantined inside their apartment, sources said.

Florida Joins NJ and NY with Required Ebola Quarantines
Truth Revolt - [Florida Governor Rick] Scott signed an executive order mandating twice-daily health evaluations of anyone who has come from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Four known individuals fall into that category in Florida, Scott said in a news release.

Christie predicts quarantine will be 'national policy'
Politico - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has no second thoughts about enacting a 21-day medical quarantine on medical workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

New York abandons Ebola quarantine after pressure from Obama; politics now driving all medical decisions
(NaturalNews) The first sensible idea we've seen yet on halting the spread of Ebola in America has just been shut down for political reasons. The State of New York has now reversed its mandatory Ebola quarantine rule under pressure from the CDC and White House which both seem fervently determined to see Ebola spread across the United States.

NJ Governor Christie Folds, Un-Quarantines “Symptom-Free” Nurse After 24 Hours
Zero Hedge - In a sudden reversal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state will release the quarantined American nurse who had been confined in a hospital isolation tent upon arrival from West Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis
NY Times - In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America, newly disclosed records and interviews show.

Wisconsin Sheriff Sends 24 Cops And Armored Vehicle To Collect Civil Judgement From 77 Y/O Because He Was Known To Be Argumentative
Liberty Crier - When officials in the tiny Town of Stettin in Marathon County went to collect a civil judgment from 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner this month, they sent 24 armed officers.
And an armored military vehicle.

NV Cops In Black Ski-Masks Swarm Uber Driver For 'Transporting People Without A License'
Blacklisted News - Hours after Uber launched their hugely popular and beloved ride-sharing service in Nevada, black ski-masked police responded by hunting down new Uber drivers and impounding their vehicles.... Government regulators accused the Uber drivers of "transporting people without a license," though Uber says they don't need a license as they're not operating a transportation company but merely facilitating ride sharing.

Feds identify suspected 'second leaker' for Snowden reporters
Yahoo News - The FBI has identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being the so-called "second leaker" who turned over sensitive documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list to a journalist closely associated with ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to law enforcement and intelligence sources who have been briefed on the case.

Nobel Peace Prize laureates call on Obama to release CIA torture report
RT - Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program, also known as the torture report

Amtrak: Purchasing Train Tickets With Cash is a “Suspicious Activity”
Paul Joseph Watson - A document entitled Guidelines for Amtrak Customer Service Employees, which was obtained by the ACLU after an FOIA request, lists a number of different behaviors that are “indicative of criminal activity” and should immediately be reported to law enforcement personnel by Amtrak ticket agents. Those behaviors include...

Economy & Business

Obamacare handed out 'billions in illegal tax credits and subsidies,' rules judge
(NaturalNews) Another federal court has ruled that taxing and spending provisions at the heart of the Affordable Care Act are illegal, dealing yet another blow to President Obama's signature piece of legislation. In a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Ronald White determined that an Internal Revenue Service rule that changed the Obamacare law and gave out billions in subsidies is "arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion."

Can't Find Any Inflation? Here's A Place To Start
Zero Hedge - Lately, there has been much anguished consternation, especially among the tenured US economics professors (primarily those who make 6-digits or more per year) and of course, the Federal Reserve … about the so-called complete disappearance and collapse in inflation. So to help these ivory tower-confined individuals in their holy grail to rediscover the inflation that is more than felt by the rest of America, here are two simple charts.

7 Things The Middle-Class Can't Afford Anymore
Zero Hedge - The middle class has certainly changed. We've ranked a list of things the middle class can no longer really afford. We're not talking about lavish luxuries, like private jets and yachts. The items on this list are a bit more basic, and some of them are even necessities.

Why The Fed Will End QE On Wednesday
Zero Hedge - This week we will find out the answer to whether the Federal Reserve will end its current quantitative easing program or not. Today is the last open market operation of the current program, and my bet is that it will be the last, for now. Here are my three reasons why I believe this to be the case.

Energy & Environment

BP Oil Spill Left Rhode Island-Sized 'Bathtub Ring' on Seafloor says study
NBC News - New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily "bathtub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island. The study by UC Santa Barbara’s David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. Valentine said the spill left other splotches containing even more oil.

Oregon ignored complaints for 6 years while timber company sprays residents with deadly herbicides
(NaturalNews) For decades, residents living alongside the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon have been victims of drift events, causing both immediate and long-term health effects, with some even losing beloved pets to chemicals sprayed recklessly near their homes without warning.

Science & Technology

An Ancient Virus Was Just Thawed and Used to Infect a Plant
Motherboard - The virus, eloquently called ancient caribou feces associated virus (aCFV), was discovered in a Canadian ice patch... Eric Delwart, a researcher at the Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco, thought that the virus could still potentially be used to infect plants, as it did in antiquity, so he made clones of the virus and introduced it to a tobacco plant in the lab. Turns out that, yes, indeed, the DNA was still in good enough shape to infect it.

ACLU Calls Tennessee School Policy to Search Devices and ‘Approve’ Kids’ Web Posts Unconstitutional
Wired - A school board in Tennessee is being accused of violating the constitutional rights of students over a policy that allows school officials to search any electronic devices students bring to campus and to monitor and control what students post on social media sites. The broadly written policy also allows schools to monitor any communications sent through or stored on school networks, which would essentially allow the school to read the content of stored and transmitted email.


Dr. Paul Offit trying to revoke all religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccination
(NaturalNews) Introducing Dr. Paul Offit, the conflicted top pediatrician and millionaire vaccine producer and promoter who claims that a baby can theoretically tolerate 10,000 vaccinations at once. And he wants to make sure that your kids get their share.... Offit is absolutely demanding that everyone be forced into taking all of them, especially children from age zero to six. Dr. Offit publicly claims that all vaccine exemptions are bogus and should not be allowed, and he's actively campaigning or lobbying to get rid of them.

Antiviral herbs, vitamins, and minerals
(NaturalNews) Flu season is upon us. Prevention is the key, but if a virus threatens your health, quick action with natural vitamins, supplements, and herbs can stop that virus in its tracks. How many of these herbs, vitamins, and anti-virals are on hand if you need them?

What’s the Number One Beverage Served in the Federal School Lunch Program?
Dr. Mercola - The USDA believes substituting sugar for healthy fat in milk is “worth it” to get kids to drink milk. Adding more sugar to kids’ diets while removing healthy saturated fat is a recipe for increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Magnesium Improves Metabolic Profile In Metabolically Obese, Normal-Weight Individuals
Green Med Info - Some normal weight individuals show obesity-related characteristics such as insulin resistance, elevated fasting blood sugar levels, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure. Although eating a high carbohydrate diet is linked to these findings, a new study shows that low magnesium status contributes to this disorder, and that magnesium supplementation can improve the metabolic profile in these subjects.

Eating Wheat & Cow's Milk Disrupt DNA Expression & Antioxidant Status
Green Med Info - A fascinating new study sheds much needed light on the topic of why a diet free of wheat gluten and the cow's milk protein known as casein have commonly been reported to have such a wide range of health benefits, particularly when it comes to gastrointestinal distress and neurological disorders...

10 Factors Affecting Your Metabolism - In spite of all the information and all the prescriptions offered by modern diets, people just keep getting fatter. This suggests that our knowledge about metabolism is missing something -- perhaps some of the old wisdom that kept hundreds of generations of people slender and strong.

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline
Natural Blaze - Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists.

Just 30 minutes of exercise has benefits for the brain
Natural Blaze - University of Adelaide neuroscientists have discovered that just one session of aerobic exercise is enough to spark positive changes in the brain that could lead to improved memory and coordination of motor skills.

Outrageous Homework Assignment Wants to Know What's In Parents' Medicine Cabinets
Natural Blaze - What would you do if your child came home with this homework assignment? That is what Onika Nugent was trying to figure out after seeing this homework assignment from her 8th grade son, given in a health class at Mapleton Jr. High in Utah.

Monday - October 27, 2014 - Today in History:

1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."
1795 - The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty."
1904 - The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.
1927 - The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York.
1938 - Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.
1962 - The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey. U.S. President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the agreement.
1994 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison population had exceeded one million for the first time in American history
2005 - White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives.
2005 - Surgeons in France performed the world's first partial face transplant on a woman who was mauled by a dog.
2008 - Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was convicted of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)

World News

Japan Holds Military Drills with Russia, US as Gesture of Balance
RIA Novosti - Japan is set to begin its joint military exercise with the US Army on its northernmost island of Hokkaido, the day after it started its maritime drills with Russia in the seas off Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.

25 EU banks fail ‘stress test’, exposing $31bn shortfall
RT - Nearly one in five leading European banks have failed the stress test conducted by the European Central Bank, which revealed a $31.2 billion (€24.6 billion) capital gap in 25 banks showing they’re not ready to withstand a three-year recession.

Kurdish, Iraqi troops up ante in fight against ISIS as US-led airstrikes continue
RT - Iraqi and Kurdish forces have made significant gains against Islamic State militants over the weekend, aided by coalition airstrikes. Kurds managed to take the Iraqi town of Zumar, while also repelling IS attacks on the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

German intel warns ISIS can shoot down passenger planes says report
RT - Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have modern portable air defense systems that are capable of shooting down a passenger plane, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported citing the country’s foreign intelligence agency.

21 Asian countries initiate new China-backed bank
Press TV - China along with 20 other nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new Beijing-backed infrastructure lender for Asia…Regional economic giant India and smaller but economically vibrant countries such as Singapore and Vietnam were among the signatories to the initiative in the absence of US allies - Japan, South Korea and Australia.

24 European banks fail financial health check
Press TV - The European Banking Authority (EBA) identified a 25-billion-euro ($32-billion) shortfall for the banks, saying that 14 of the lenders must act to raise more capital to be able to endure a series of economic shocks, including high levels of unemployment and low economic growth. The review, which was based on the banks' financial health at the end of 2013, examined 123 EU banks.

The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria. Oil Gas Pipeline War
Global Research - One of the weirdest anomalies of the recent NATO bombing campaign, allegedly against the ISIS or IS or ISIL or Daash, depending on your preference, is the fact that with major war raging in the world’s richest oil region, the price of crude oil has been dropping, dramatically so.

Britain’s 13yr stay in Afghanistan ends as US, UK hand over military bases
RT - The US’ and Britain’s military involvement in Afghanistan came to a symbolic end on Sunday. Operations in the country were officially ended, as they prepare to depart and handed over military bases to Afghan forces.

Hungarians revolt against Internet tax (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Furious with the government plan to impose tax on Internet data traffic, thousands of Hungarians rallied in front of the Economy Ministry in Budapest to protect the freedom of the internet from the “anti-democratic” measure.

Ebola News

Ebola quarantine nurse's ties to CDC scrubbed from web; was it a staged op to invoke opposition to quarantines?
(NaturalNews) Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media.... Kaci Hickox emerged in the center of this debate just yesterday when she complained of being "interrogated" and held in violation of her civil rights.
* Related: CNN video

As Ebola Cases Top 10,000, Obama Says America Can "Beat" The Deadly Virus
Zero Hedge - Following the sad death of its first Ebola case, Mali's President has said he will not close his nation's border with Guinea, because "the incident showed it was impossible to completely seal his country." Mali's neighbors, on the other hand, are shutting borders, as Mauritania tries not to become Africa's 7th Ebola-infected country.... But Americans should not worry... President Obama (and his new Czar) are "focused" on the fight against Ebola.

Ebola crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs...
Washington Post - The bioweapons program officially ended in 1991, but Ebola research continued in Defense Ministry laboratories, where it remains largely invisible despite years of appeals by U.S. officials to allow greater transparency. Now, at a time when the world is grappling with an unprecedented Ebola crisis, the wall of secrecy surrounding the labs looms still larger, arms-control experts say, feeding conspiracy theories and raising suspicions.

Big Pharma has owned Ebola vaccine for years; waiting for virus to kill enough people for it to be profitable
(NaturalNews) Nearly a decade ago, researchers from Canada and the U.S. collaborated on the development of a vaccine for Ebola, which they tested on monkeys. Based on these tests, the vaccine was found to be 100 percent effective, and the results were published in the well respected journal Nature Medicine.
* Related: Johnson & Johnson to have 1 Million Experimental Ebola Vaccines Ready in 2015

New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat
CBS News - Under the new rules, state officials will establish a risk level by considering the countries that people have visited and their level of possible exposure to Ebola. Under the new rules, state officials will establish a risk level by considering the countries that people have visited and their level of possible exposure to Ebola.

No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area
Washington Post - One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease.

NY Bellevue hospital staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives
New York Post - An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post. “The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.

NY police throw Ebola medical waste into public trash can
(NaturalNews) NYPD officers were videotaped throwing potentially infectious Ebola medical waste from Spencer's apartment into a public trash can. The episode was caught by cameramen working on behalf of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, which reported... Two New York City police officers who attended the Harlem apartment building of [Spencer] were observed afterward dumping their protective gear and caution tape in a garbage bin on the street.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Virginia Highway Completely Closed for Mysterious Convoy
The Daily Sheeple - The official story says Highways 64 in Virginia was shut down for “The World’s Largest Truck Convoy” to support the Special Olympics, the goal of which was to raise funds and awareness for the charity. If the goal was to raise awareness for the Special Olympics, why were local residents so taken aback by the mysterious convoy? Would anyone be surprised to learn that this was a cover for transporting something that officials wanted to hide from the public?

Search for answers after Washington state school rampage
Yahoo News - While police have not officially identified the gunman or discussed possible motives, family members told Reuters 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg was the shooter, and the two male victims were his cousins, Nate Hatch and Andrew Fryberg, ages 14 and 15…Female victims Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, remained in critical condition at a different hospital, officials said. The shooter carried a .40 caliber handgun which he fatally turned on himself.

Police to begin checking bags for explosives at CTA stations
Sun Times - Starting the week of Nov. 3, officers will ask “randomly selected” individuals if they are willing to have their bags screened before they pay to enter a station, police said in a statement Friday. If someone declines the screening, they will not be allowed to ride the train.

Leaked DHS Report: Foreign Suspected Terrorists Illegally Entered Canada -- from US!
Breitbart - The report lists several ethnic Somalis who have U.S. addresses and official Alien Registration Numbers issued by the U.S. government, who the report indicates are either included, or should be included, into the Terrorist Screening Database. The subjects’ addresses span from Southern California to Ohio.

Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress
Judicial Watch - Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media.

Chicago Cop Sentenced 3 years in prison After Breaking 89 Year-Old Man’s Hip
(TheAntiMedia) On December 12th 2013, an officer named David Barrett walked into a shell station at 10601 S. Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side of Chicago (Oak Lawn) and began yelling at the cashier because of some kind of problem with the gas pump. Then, an 89 year-old man named Vincent Detolve asked him to stop cursing obscenities, and the officer pushed him to the ground in response, breaking his hip and tearing his right rotator cuff.

White House Emergency Alert Interrupts TV Viewers Across America
Paul Joseph Watson - Americans watching television across the country were puzzled earlier today when an alert from the White House interrupted their viewing, told them to stand by for an emergency message and warned them not to use their phones.

MORE Americans Renounce Citizenship...
Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. The total number of published renouncers so far in 2014 is 2,353, putting this year on pace to exceed last year’s record total of 2,999, adds Mr. Mitchel.

Economy & Business

Mining CEO Proposes: Crush Market Manipulation By Halting Silver Sales: “Would Send Ripples To The Entire System”
Mac Slavo - In 2011 the price of silver topped $48 per ounce, but just a few years later we’ve seen it collapse to such levels that it is now becoming nearly impossible to for mining companies to get it out of the ground and make any sort of profit.Now, even the private mining sector is saying enough is enough.

Another Deutsche Banker And Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Commits Suicide
Zero Hedge - ...the banker suicides returned with a bang when none other than the hedge fund partner of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli entrepreneur, was found dead after jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. Just a few brief hours later... another Deutsche Bank veteran has committed suicide, and not just anyone but the bank's associate general counsel, 41 year old Calogero "Charlie" Gambino, who was found on the morning of Oct. 20, having also hung himself by the neck from a stairway banister...

"They Just Want The Money!" The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone
Zero Hedge - Using a law designed to catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an allegation that they have committed serious crimes. The government can take the money without ever filing a criminal complaint, and the owners are left to prove they are innocent. Many give up.

50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year
Economic Collapse - The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling. Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.

Hillary: "Business Does Not Create Jobs", Washington Does
Zero Hedge - “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said to a crowd in Boston, reminding everyone of her views on spending from the past, "The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it."

Senator Gives Wife's Lobbying Firm Backdoors Amendment to Ban Tesla: Letter to the Editor - The bill that Governor Snyder signed on Tuesday completely bans Tesla from doing business in our State. In fact, according to a press release issued by Tesla, the wording of this current bill could be interpreted as keeping Tesla from even talking about its electric car in Michigan. And who is responsible for this blatant big-government attack on industry competition...Senator Joe Hune (R-Hamburg, 22nd State Senate District.)

Energy & Environment

The World Awakens: America Sleeps – Chemtrails from Around the Globe, a Satellite View
Natural Society - If you need more of a reality check, consider the satellite pictures from East Russia, the tic-tac-toe of chemtrails across the Bering Sea, chemtrails in the Philippines, Northwest of Sweden, the Hawaiian Islands, and more. If you do some simple research of your own, you will find a plethora of video and satellite imagery pointing out cloud formations that are NOT clouds – they are aerosol spraying and weather modification.

Science & Technology

Biotech’s Bizarre World: 7 Genetically Modified Animals
Natural Society - When you read about the 7 genetically engineered animals that have been created in the last few decades, you might ask yourself – exactly what motivates the biotech industry? If they aren’t letting loose GMO mosquitoes and moths, or creating suicide seeds – here’s what they do...


Grapefruit juice protects against weight gain and diabetes
(NaturalNews) A new study conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that grapefruit juice could replace metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes; the fruit may also be helpful in preventing weight gain as well as decreasing blood glucose levels.

15 Best Fall Superfoods
Dr. Mercola - Add these health-boosting fall favorites to your meals for excellent nutrition and a warm taste of the season.

Broccoli-Sprout Compound May Improve Symptoms of Autism
Dr. Mercola - Sulforaphane is an organic sulfur compound found in cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, and arugula—but broccoli sprouts is the richest source. Sulforaphane has been shown to have antimicrobial properties. It also kills cancer stem cells, which slows tumor growth. As noted earlier, it also normalizes DNA methylation, which plays a role in a number of diseases, including hypertension, kidney function, gut health, and cancer.

Ozone Therapy: A Possible Answer to Ebola?
Dr. Mercola - Chlorine is being used overseas right now for Ebola to disinfect clothes and isolation suites, etc. But ozone actually disinfects 10 times faster than chlorine. It’s the most powerful natural oxidant in the world. Ozone also has the advantage of stimulating the immune system, and modulating it—either up or down depending on what your system requires.

GMOs may be to Blame for Spike in Kids Suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Natural Society - One of the largest studies to date conducted by researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH) Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has found a dramatic increase in inflammatory bowel conditions (IBD) in children in the U.S. in the last decade, likely due to eating GMOs.

Study: Smoking Cannnabis Causes Complete Remission of Crohn’s Disease in 45% of Patients
Liberty Crier - Crohn’s disease inflames the intestines of about 400,000-600,000 North Americans. In the study, published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, there were 21 people with Crohn’s Disease; half of which were given cigarettes with no active cannabinoids, and the other half given regular joints to smoke.... 45% of the people given two joints to smoke every day for eight weeks experienced a complete remission of their Crohn’s Disease.

The 12 Worst Hormone-Wrecking Chemicals and How to Help Avoid Them
Dr. Mercola - The Environmental Working Group recently released its "Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors," chemicals that build up in your body and ravage your hormones and organs, potentially leading to obesity, infertility, lower IQ, memory problems, diabetes, and cancer.

The many benefits of napping, including how long to snooze to reap the rewards
(NaturalNews) While most people are used to an extremely busy lifestyle that likely cuts into the amount of sleep that they get, what they may not be aware of is that lack of shut eye can seriously jeopardize their health.

Pet News

The Scary, No-Lump Signs That Can Mean Glandular Cancer
Dr. Becker - Luckily it's not a common cancer, but it's brutal when it does hit. The symptoms, which can be concerning when they're there, tend to come and go so you may not recognize it as cancer. If your pet shows any of these signs, here's what your vet will likely do.

Humor & Satire

Ten glaring Ebola contradictions told by government authorities who think we're all just stupid
(NaturalNews) New York Governor Cuomo began yesterday's Ebola press conference by gently waving his hand at reporters and uttering, "These are not the droids you're looking for." When that didn't work, he pulled out a pocket watch and let it swing back and forth like a pendulum, slowly repeating "Ebola is hard to catch. Ebola is hard to catch. You are feeling sleepy..."

Friday - October 24, 2014 - Today in History:

1795 - The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent when Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to U.S. President Lincoln.
1929 - In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the stock market. The day is known as "Black Thursday."
1931 - The upper level of the George Washington Bridge opened for traffic between New York and New Jersey.
1939 - Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.
1940 - In the U.S., the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.
1948 - The term "cold war" was used for the first time. It was in a speech by Bernard Baruch before the Senate War Investigating Committee.
1960 - All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was nationalized. The process of nationalizing all U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuban had begun on August 6, 1960.
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day.
1986 - Britain broke off relations with Syria after a Jordanian was convicted in an attempted bombing. The evidence in the trial led to the belief that Syria was involved in the attack on the Israeli jetliner.
2001 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that gave police the power to secretly search homes, tap all of a person's telephone conversation and track people's use of the Internet.
2002 - Authorities arrested Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo in connection with the Washington-area sniper attacks. (Malvo was later sentenced to life in prison; Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed.)
2003 - The era of supersonic jet travel came to an end as three British Airways Concordes landed at London's Heathrow Airport.
2005 - Civil rights activist Rosa Parks died at age 92.
2007 - Facebook Inc. sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million, spurning a competing offer from Google Inc.

World News

ISIS chlorine attack on security forces confirmed – Iraq officials
RT - Eleven Iraqi police officers were taken to hospital after an ISIS chemical weapons attack, with the Defense Ministry and doctors recently confirming the gas as chlorine. This marks the first officially documented militant attack with the chemical.

George Soros Slams Putin, Warns Of "Existential Threat" From Russia, Demands $20 Billion From IMF In "Russia War Effort"
Zero Hedge - If even George Soros is getting concerned and writing Op-Eds, then Putin must be truly winning. Here are the highlights from what the Open Society founder has to say about the "existential" Russian threat in a just released Op-Ed...

World Bank plans $63m aid for Gaza
Press TV - The financial aid is expected to be approved on October 30, Inger Andersen, the World Bank’s vice president for the Middle East and North Africa, said in an interview with Palestine’s Ma’an news agency on Thursday.

Argentine rights activists call for boycotting Israel
Press TV - The activists gathered in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, saying the Tel Aviv regime is using the activities as a cover-up for its crimes against Palestinians.... The activists also condemned the Argentine government for allowing pro-Israeli companies to operate in the country.

Ottawa gunman ‘privately-educated’ son of Canada immigration chief, acted alone
RT - Following the Canadian shooting attack which threw Ottawa into lockdown, a 32-year-old, Quebec-born male was identified as the sole perpetrator – and his mother was found to work at Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash
(Reuters) - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.

Russia to Resume Agriculture Imports From Ukraine if Receives Guarantees: Watchdog
RIA Novosti - "We need safe goods. If they [Ukrainian side] provide information that we have requested, then we could discuss the lifting of the ban," Alexey Alekseyenko, an assistant to the head of the watchdog said. "But they must present convincing guarantees that agricultural products would not be of unknown origin and not from third countries."

Canada's Harper pledges tougher security laws after attack
(Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament before being shot dead.... Harper pledged to speed up a plan already under way to bolster Canadian laws and police powers in the areas of "surveillance, detention and arrest."

Ottawa Shooting Suspect Not Known as Connected to Terrorists: Canadian Police
RIA Novosti - Canadian police had no information about Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's connection to any terrorist group before the Wednesday attack, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Bob Paulson said. "RCMP did not possess information that would reveal any national security related criminality. His criminal records indicated infractions related to drugs, violence and other criminal activities. I can confirm that Zehaf-Bibeau was not one of the 90 high-risk travelers that RCMP is currently investigating,"

Ebola News

NYC officials: Ebola patient rode the subway just hours before level-4 biohazard infection confirmed
(NaturalNews) Ebola is now confirmed in New York City. I've just finished watching the press conference with Cuomo, de Blasio and Mary Travi Bassett, and what I'm hearing from these people is extremely irresponsible to public safety.

Craig Spencer, Doctor in New York City, Is Sick With Ebola (Video/Map))
New York Times - Mayor Bill de Blasio said that a doctor admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday has tested positive for the Ebola virus, adding “there’s no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.”... The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation at the same time as investigators sought to retrace every step he had taken over the past several days.

Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola-Like Cases in U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - Exclusive: Patients being “disappeared” to prevent panic. A doctor has exclusively revealed to Infowars that health authorities are covering up Ebola cases in the United States and disappearing patients in an effort to avoid hysteria. James Lawrenzi, DO, who has two clinics in Garden City and Archie, Missouri, appeared on the Alex Jones Show today to warn that the true scale of the situation was being deliberately downplayed.

27% of Americans are now afraid to fly due to Ebola
(NaturalNews) Hyped-up Ebola fears have descended into the Western World, splattered all over the media and dripping like infectious blood through the minds of Americans.

Amber Vinson’s family says she is Ebola-free; CDC, hospital refuse to confirm
RT - Both Emory and the CDC said they were “not aware of” any test results, their respective spokespeople told the Dallas Morning News. “Healthcare provider will determine by diagnostic whether a patient is free of Ebola virus,” CDC spokesman Jason McDonald said via email. “We have criteria we ask medical staff to meet but the determination is made by medical care provider.”

Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit Sees 53 Percent Drop in ER Visits
Breitbart - According to the Associated Press, the other metrics for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have nosedived, as well. This includes 21% fewer daily patient visits and a 25% drop in revenue for the first 20 days of October.

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola - preliminary results
RT - A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola. symptoms.

Mali Detects First Ebola Case: Reports
RIA Novosti - The first Ebola case has been detected in Mali, BBC News Africa reported. A 2-year old girl who had recently arrived from Guinea was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, BBC reported Thursday. The adults who were in contact with the girl have also been quarantined.

No tours to N. Korea and all because of Ebola?
RT - Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea - concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media.

Ebola Threat Causes Chocolate Industry to Spend $600,000
Natural Society - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the largest chocolate suppliers have been donating money to keep the two largest chocolate-generating countries in Africa stay Ebola free, as they have been for the last two years.... Prices for their coveted chocolate bar ingredients have surged to 3.5 year highs due to fears of an Ebola outbreak on the Ivory Coast and Ghana, two countries responsible for over 60% of the world’s cocoa production.

Company Offers Marijuana Leaf, Ebola Hazmat Halloween Costumes for Children
Breitbart - An online costume retailer is stirring controversy with its provocative Halloween costume offerings, which include a marijuana leaf, a cigarette, and an Ebola Hazmat suit.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

FBI Report Warns of Potential Homegrown ISIS Attacks Against Law Enforcement in US
Breitbart - Federal authorities have warned US law enforcement of potential terror attacks against them from homegrown ISIS members or supporters, according to a leaked internal bulletin exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The leaked document is dated October, 2014 and was provided by a trusted federal agent who did so on the condition of anonymity.

FBI warns media that ISIS affiliate plans to kidnap journalists
RT - Reporters are now being warned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that extremists affiliated with the so-called Islamic State have been “tasked with kidnapping journalists,” according to the Washington Post. The FBI warned in a memo sent out Thursday that “credible information” obtained by the bureau suggests that an Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) splinter group intends on kidnapping journalists, considered by the extremists to be “desirable targets,” so that they could be taken to the swath of Syria controlled by the makeshift militia.

USCIS Official: Obama 'Absolutely' Headed Towards Executive Amnesty
Breitbart - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agents are often kept in the dark about decisions by the agency's top brass, but the president of its employee union says the writing on the wall: Obama is headed toward issuing a major executive amnesty.

True the Vote's Lawsuit Against IRS Gets Tossed by Federal Judge
Breitbart - The order alleged that the IRS had improperly delayed granting their application for 501(c)(3) status and targeted them as a conservative organization. The opinion, by Judge Reggie B. Walton, found that the IRS had taken sufficient "remedial steps to address the alleged behavior."

“No Refusal” Blood Draw Checkpoint Planned for Ohio
Paul Joseph Watson - “Every car will be checked to ensure that drivers are not impaired. If there is sufficient probable cause to believe that a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, law enforcement will seek a blood search warrant from a “neutral and detached magistrate,” reports ABC 22. The time and location of the checkpoint will not be released until hours before it is set to begin.

Protest Against Alleged Police Brutality Shuts down L.A.'s Downtown
Breitbart - Demonstrators marching against “Police brutality and police murder” marched through downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, creating traffic jams that brought vehicles to a halt.

Election News

This Leading Gubernatorial Candidate Would Seize Federal Lands
Off the Grid News - Federal control of lands has become an issue in this year’s election, as the man who could be Colorado’s next governor, Republican Bob Beauprez, wants the state to take control of most of the federally administered land within the state’s borders.

Illegal Aliens Registered to Vote in NC
Breitbart - With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

Economy & Business

Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year
Economic Collapse - Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices. Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates.... For example, the average price of ground beef has risen to a new record high of over $4.09 a pound. Over the past twelve months, that works out to a whopping 17 percent increase...

Energy & Environment

New GMO Corn Ethanol Will Ruin Your Car and Void Your Warranty
Natural Society - You already know that GMO corn ruins your body – but did you know that it may also soon be damaging your car? E15 GMO corn will ruin your engine if your car was made before 2012, warns AAA, and though the EPA has promoted this GMO fuel, numerous car manufacturers are saying that they won’t honor E15 GMO ethanol damage under warranties.

Science & Technology

Sunspot The Size of Jupiter Firing Off a Large Number of Flares
The Daily Sheeple - A massive sunspot, almost the size of Jupiter, is releasing large numbers of flares and NOAA warns that there is no sign of it slowing down. So far, due to its position on the sun disc, there have been no major effects here on Earth but NOAA warns that that could change over the coming days. Some HF radio blackouts have occurred, but they have been short-lived.

Hackers use Ebola outbreak to trick users into downloading malware
The Inquirer - Uncovered by security researchers at Trustwave, the malware was flagged when it appeared that criminals had crafted bogus WHO emails encouraging people to open a .RAR attachment to find out how they can protect themselves against Ebola.

Bluetooth spying beacons uncovered in LA & Chicago
Mass Privatel - Devices identical to those secretly planted in New York City phone booths have been installed in public spaces in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Bluetooth devices known as “beacons” were installed in bus benches in Los Angeles and train stations in Chicago.


EPA's Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective Against NorovirusIf you do a document search for 'CITRIC ACID' you will find two products listed. One is a citric acid + silver formula and the other one is a .6% citric acid solution. (Thanks Larry!)

Uber HEALTH Pilot Program Tests On-Demand Flu Shots in 3 Major Cities
NBC News - The shots will not take place in the cars. Instead users will be asked to identify a place to meet up with the nurses from the Passport Health and Pager program. No insurance card is required. Harvard professor John Brownstein whose group pitched Uber the project over the summer said it has "huge potential" to "deliver more convenience into delivery of care." The test can also provide a precedent for crisis situations, he said, where you "don't necessarily want people crowding and traversing cities to get access to vaccines."

Herbal remedies for Candida overgrowth
(NaturalNews) The first step in eliminating an overgrowth of candida is to stop feeding it. Sugar is your worst enemy. This means eliminating all forms of sugar including simple carbohydrates that the body turns into sugar as well as yeast and moldy foods. Also, avoid all allergens. You need your immune system focused on the task at hand, so don't challenge it with any foods or environmental substances that have caused you problems in the past.

Top foods to avoid and to eat when diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
(NaturalNews) According to the American College of Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, which results in racing heartbeats or ones that are arrhythmic, affects over 2.5 million Americans.... Symptoms vary, ranging from exhaustion to dizziness, and unfortunately, if not treated, blood clots, heart failure and stroke can occur.

Big Berkey beats ProPur gravity water filter for removal of heavy metals and toxic elements
(NaturalNews) When it comes to the removal of heavy metals and toxic elements from water, Big Berkey water filters easily beat ProPur, according to independent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs and published online today.

Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients
Green Med Info - A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

Tomato Juice - A Powerhouse of Liquid Nutrition That Prevents Disease Naturally - Just one serving a day of tomato-based foods can significantly lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. In fact, research has shown that tomatoes could be an 'effective alternative' to dangerous medications.

Thursday - October 23, 2014 - Today in History:

1864 - During the Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Sterling Price.
1910 - Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States.
1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY.
1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.
1942 - During World War II, the British began a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).
1962 - The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began overflights of Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon."
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat Communist China.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.
1978 - China and Japan formally ended four decades of hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications.
1989 - Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years of Soviet rule.
1995 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn Bosnia.
1998 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough in a land-for-peace West Bank accord.
1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.
2006 - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse..

World News

Ottawa gunman ‘identified’ as recent Muslim convert, high-risk traveler
RT - While the name of the Ottawa gunman is yet to be announced, a number of officials told numerous media that the shooter is believed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent Muslim convert, allegedly designated as a high-risk traveler.

32 civilians killed over month in US-led anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria – monitor
RT - At least 32 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in US-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, said a monitoring group. All in all, 553 people died in the month-long campaign against the extremists.

Ukraine's multibillion-dollar gas debt: Who pays?
RT - Ukraine plans to buy $770 million worth of gas (2 billion cubic meters) from Russia this winter to keep the heat on, but before that, they must pay off $1.45 billion in debt. The question is: who is going to pay the bill?

Ottawa in turmoil after shooting claims soldier's life
The Guardian - The Canadian capital, Ottawa, was thrown into turmoil on Wednesday when a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the national war memorial before storming into parliament, making it into the heart of the building before being killed by a ceremonial official.

Cops Train Guns on Journalists After Shooting in Canada
Paul Joseph Watson - “Police have locked down Parliament and Ottawa Police tactical officers have arrived, pointing guns at journalists and ordering them to the ground. Journalists were put into lockdown at the foyer in front of the House of Commons,” reports the Globe and Mail’s Josh Wingrove.

Censorship: RCMP Asks Public Not to Post Photos, Videos of Ottawa Shooting
Kit Daniels - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police asked the public not to post videos or photos relating to this morning’s shooting in Ottawa, Canada, as it was occurring, raising fears that officials were trying to censor news on the shooting near Canada’s Parliament.

Blackwater security guards convicted
The Guardian - Security guards for private US contractor guilty of manslaughter for notorious 2007 incident that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead.

Denmark's central bank to stop producing money
The Local - With more and more people paying with credit cards and their smartphones, Denmark’s central bank Nationalbanken says it no longer pays to print banknotes or mint coins. By the end of 2016, Nationalbanken plans to outsource all of its printing and minting services to an external supplier.

Prosecutors set to decide whether to indict Tepco execs over nuclear disaster
Japan Times - Prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives over their handling of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster, in a process that could drag the company into criminal court.

World’s Largest Ever GMO Safety Study Set for London Launch
Sustainable Pulse - On Wednesday Sustainable Pulse received a media advisory regarding the launch of a $ 25 Million international study on GMO and pesticide safety at The Farmers Club in London, UK on November 11.... It will answer the question: Is this GMO food and associated pesticide safe for human health?

Ebola News

9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola
NY Times - Nine people in Connecticut who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by local health authorities for symptoms... The people in question were not sick, the spokesman, William Gerrish, said, but were being watched under an order signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 7, declaring a public health emergency in the state.

VIDEO: Plane passengers hospitalized due to Ebola concerns
CBS News - An airline passenger was being evaluated at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey Tuesday due to Ebola concerns... Two others were hospitalized after getting off planes into Chicago. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson Carol Crawford said the Newark passenger was "identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola" during the enhanced screening process for those arriving in the U.S. from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Rwanda to begin screening U.S. air travelers for Ebola - what do they know that the CDC doesn't?
(NaturalNews) The government of the African nation of Rwanda, in the eastern part of the continent, is now mandating that all visitors from the United States and Spain self-monitor for signs of Ebola, as well as complete an extensive questionnaire and report their medical condition to authorities for the first 21 days of their visits, because the virus has now appeared in both countries.

They said I have Ebola’: Angry bus passengers attack Guinean woman in Rome
RT - A Guinean woman has been attacked in a bus in Rome by angry passengers who told her she was infected by Ebola and had to get off the bus, Italian media reports. She was taken to hospital suffering from multiple bruises.... A teenage girl who was on the bus with her friends saw Sompare and began accusing her of having the deadly virus. Then some of the teen’s relatives started beating the woman.

7 Clues to the Ebola Hoax
The Freedom Articles - The US Government and the Rockefeller-created WHO (World Health Organization), part of the Rockefeller-created UN (United Nations), are doing a grand job indeed of hoaxing it up right now when it comes to ebola.

Scientists: Humans are 'an infection' and Ebola is Earth's immune response to consume all the human 'meat'
(NaturalNews) If you haven't yet read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, a non-fiction book published in 1994, you're way behind the curve on the truth about Ebola. This book reveals all sorts of astonishing truths about Ebola which have since been buried or distorted by a modern-day government operating in total denial.

Graph: There can be no vaccine for Ebola given its mutation rate. - I wouldn't believe anyone about an effective Ebola vaccine. Like HIV and the Flu virus, the high mutation rate of this strain of Ebola makes vaccines impossible. The two graphs below summarizes how the present outbreak will not be remedied by some magical Ebola vaccine.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Nurses Against Forced Vaccination Nationwide Call to Action! - On November 1, Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines members will be marching and demonstrating peacefully in their home towns to protest firings, forced vaccination, loss of income, loss of privacy, etc. and informing private citizens of the truth about flu vaccines, and the truth about the 90% rule.
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Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square
CBS News - According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region. The city agency practiced rehearsing communications with the federal government and local law enforcement agencies in the Tri-State area.

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown
(Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.... He identified the intruder as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, and said he was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

Pennsylvania Democrats Angry They Can Now be Sued for Passing Illegal Gun Laws
Free Beacon - Pennsylvania Democrats are outraged after a bill was passed that allows gun rights groups like the NRA to sue localities for passing gun control measures that violate state law. Many such Democrats said a provision forcing localities that lose lawsuits to pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs is particularly objectionable.

California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else
The Federalist - A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.

Ferguson Protests Dwindle As Leaked Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Tried to Grab Cop’s Gun
Kurt Nimmo - Premise behind the protests in Ferguson now in jeopardy. The official autopsy on Michael Brown, the teen killed by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson on August 9, shows that Brown was shot at close range during “a significant altercation at the car.”

An Ohio medical doctor was assaulted and arrested at his own home on charges that would eventually be found to be false.
Free Thought Project - Dr. Randal Cox was hosting his terminally ill son’s 18th birthday when six police officers from two different precincts showed up to his door. When Dr. Cox opened the door he was attacked by the officers.... “Somebody grabbed me around the neck, they body slammed me then multiple people got on top of me then I started getting Tased,” said Cox.

Prison guard admits to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates, selling drugs in prison - No jail time
Free Thought Project -This week, James Johnson, a former Kentucky correctional officer, avoided jail time after he admitted to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates and supplying the prison with drugs.... On Monday, the 54-year-old was sentenced to seven years of probation, as a part of a plea deal for charges of sexual abuse, trafficking in a controlled substance and official misconduct.

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know
Economic Collapse - The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people. But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know...

Election News

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county
Fox News - Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

Economy & Business

VIDEO: Weird “Government” Website Predicts Total Collapse of America by 2025
Paul Joseph Watson - A weird website which some claim is linked to the U.S. government forecasts the total collapse of America by 2025. Related: The forecast for 209 countries in 2025

Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity
Paul Joseph Watson - The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

Demand for silver is up, supply is down – yet the price is falling - From October 1, 2013 through October 21, 2013 the U.S. Mint has sold 476,500 American Gold Eagles and 42,653,000 American Silver Eagles or 100 X more Silver Eagles than Gold Eagles, far exceeding the 2013-2014 gold silver ratio of about 62:1.... Admist this surging demand, the price of silver has fallen from a high of $32.23 in January 2013 an ounce to $17.50 in late October 2014. The price of silver is lower today than its 1979-80 average prices.

Coburn’s 2014 Wastebook: A $25 billion taxpayer loss
CNBC News - Over the last five years, Sen. Tom Coburn, the retiring senior Republican Senator from Oklahoma and notorious deficit hawk, has released a massive annual report ripping into the federal government's spending habits.

Waste Report: Dept. of Defense to Spend $1 Billion Destroying $16 Billion Worth of Ammo
Ben Swann - According to Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 Wastebook on wasteful federal spending, the Department of Defense is set to spend $1 billion destroying $16 billion worth of ammo that it no longer intends to use.

Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi
Bloomberg - Probes into allegations that traders rigged foreign-exchange benchmarks could cost banks as much as $41 billion to settle, Citigroup Inc. (C) analysts said.... Authorities around the world are scrutinizing allegations that dealers traded ahead of their clients and colluded to rig currency benchmarks. Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. could reach settlements with some banks as soon as next month, and prosecutors at the U.S. Justice Department plan to charge one by the end of the year, people with knowledge of the matter have said.

Housing Market

Who Really Owns Your Home?: Detroit Preparing to Foreclose on 142,000 Residents By 2016
The Daily Sheeple - 142,000 Detroiters—one-fifth of the city’s population—will be shown the door within the next year and a half. The city has yet to announce plans for accommodating those who get evicted.

Veteran News

If the Draft Ended 41 Years Ago, Why are Young Men Still Punished for not Registering?
AllGov - All men, with only a few exceptions, age 18 to 25 are mandated to register with the Selective Service System. Last year, 2.5 million individuals signed up, with the national compliance rate among 19-year-olds at 89%. Those who don’t sign up fail to do so either out of ignorance about the requirement or for other reasons. Those individuals are then barred from receiving federal financial aid or student loans. They also can’t receive job training funded by the federal government, or gain employment from certain public agencies.

Science & Technology

Obama Chip to PIN Exec Order Brought to You By Visa & MasterCard
Blacklisted News - President Obama has taken the reins in signing an executive order to implement the BuySecure Initiative (BSI) to “provide consumers with more tools to secure their financial future by assisting victims of identity theft, improving the Government’s payment security as a customer and a provider, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and the development of next-generation payment security tools.”

Apple’s Mac computers can automatically collect your location information
Washington Post - Apple has begun automatically collecting the locations of users and the queries they type when searching for files with the newest Mac operating system, a function that has provoked backlash for a company that portrays itself as a leader on privacy.


Celery may help kill cancer
(NaturalNews) If you need another reason to add more celery into your diet, researchers have now identified a compound in the vegetable that demonstrates anti-tumor activity. Effective against several types of cancer -- including those of the pancreas, ovaries, liver, small intestine, stomach, lung and breast -- apigenin has been shown in vitro to significantly inhibit cancer cell proliferation. Although this flavonoid is present in a variety of fruits and vegetables, celery is a particularly rich source of the compound.

The incredible health benefits of purslane, a common edible garden weed
(NaturalNews) Rather than pluck weeds from the lawn or the cracks of sidewalks, many people are instead eating them and enjoying a range of health benefits as a result.

Use of Aborted Human Cell Lines in Vaccines Linked to Rise in Autism
Health Impact News - Researchers from the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute recently published a study showing a correlation with the introduction of human fetal cell lines used as contaminants in childhood vaccines, and the rapid rise of autism... Many parents are probably not even aware that many childhood vaccines have these ingredients developed from aborted fetal cells. Here is a list of vaccines that contain fetal cell lines...

Research: Pineapple Enzyme Kills Cancer Without Killing You
Green Med Info - Could an extract of pineapple fruit be both safer and more effective than a blockbuster chemotherapy agent? Every once in a while a study pops up on the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic citation database known as MEDLINE that not only confirms the therapeutic relevance of natural substances in cancer treatment, but blows the conventional approach out of the water.

7 Ways to Feel Full Without Overeating
Natural Blaze - Many ingredients and whole foods are being shown to help curb appetite and keep consumers feeling fuller for longer periods of time. Here is a look at some of these satiety-promoting ingredients and foods.

Apple Cider Vinegar: a Great Way to Cleanse and Detox
Natural News Blog - For the health-conscious individual who wants a natural and inexpensive way to cleanse himself from head to toe, inside and out, apple cider vinegar is an outstanding addition to the daily diet and health regimen.

Wednesday - October 22, 2014 - Today in History:

1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.
1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1907 - The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing money from many New York banks.
1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.
1954 - The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1968 - Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.
1975 - Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads " "A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
1979 - The ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi was allowed into the U.S. for medical treatment.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law.
1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering.
1998 - The United Nations announced that over 2 million children had been killed in war as innocent victims since 1987.
1999 - The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to Sierra Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed in July.
2010 - The Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) for the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000.

World News

Syria wants Turkey, S Arabia, Qatar, Israel punished
Press TV - Syria's permanent ambassador to the United Nations has called on the world body to punish “the terrorist coalition of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel”. At a UN Security Council session on Tuesday, Bashar al-Jaafari said the coalition has been seeking to destroy Syria by fanning the flames of terrorism and shedding the blood of Syrian people.

US seeking military ties with Japan to counter China, Russia: Analyst
Press TV - “You see steadily an increase in Japanese militarism and Japanese collaboration with the US,” Joel Kovel said in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday. The United States is worried about an increasing collaboration between Russia and China, he added.

Boots On the Ground in Syria a Possibility if Republicans Take Senate Next Month
Kurt Nimmo - The move to send troops into Syria will be spearheaded by Arizona Sen. John McCain, a neocon who has long called for direct intervention in the country and removal of its leader, Bashar al-Assad. McCain is slotted to become chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in January. The committee exercises legislative oversight of the nation’s military, including the Department of Defense. Fellow war neocon Lindsey Graham also sits on the influential committee.

Obama Humiliated Again After Weapons Airdropped For Syrian Rebels End Up In ISIS Hands
Zero Hedge - The White House stated on CNN, "we feel very confident that, when we air drop support as we did into Kobani… we’ve been able to hit the target in terms of reaching the people we want to reach." Perhaps not all of them... Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kriby confirms the latest embarrassment for the administration...

How General Dynamics Just Got A $600 Million Check From Uncle Sam, Courtesy Of ISIS
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, the U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defense capability.

Russian bases to span entire Arctic border by end of 2014
RT - Russia will have military control of the entirety of its 6,200 km Arctic coastal zone by the end of 2014, just a year after Moscow announced its ambitious plan to build military presence in the region, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced.

Total CEO crash: Investigators say snowplow driver ‘drunk’, lawyer rejects claim
RT - Russian prosecutors claim the driver of the snowplow which crashed with Total CEO Christophe de Margerie’s jet was drunk. His lawyer, however, says he was completely sober, due to a heart condition preventing him from drinking. “My client is suffering from an acute heart condition; he does not drink at all and his relatives and friends can testify to that,” Aleksandr Karabanov, the lawyer, said.

Russia Adds A Record 1,200,000 Ounces Of Physical Gold To Their Reserves
ETF News - As evidenced by the Russian central bank, it appears that Russia has added another 1,200,000 ounces of physical gold to their reserves. Total Russian gold reserves now stand at 37,000,000 ounces, or 1049 tonnes.... It is no coincidence that the petrodollar system is losing ground and that countries like Russia and China keep on hoarding large amounts of gold. This trend could end up in a lost of trust in the US dollar leading the world reserve to collapse.

Greece Is In Full-Blown Stock Market Collapse
Business Insider - As if the world didn't have enough to be worried about (ISIS, Ebola, slowing China, Ukraine, slowing Germany, Fed tightening, etc.) now look what's back: Greece. And in a big way. The stock market is down over 9% on Wednesday, which is about as big as crashes come.

Ebola News

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Who Can Sue Over Ebola Exposure?
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses the legal aspects of possible Ebola-related lawsuits.

Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center
Breitbart - A designated space at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will additionally be utilized as a containment facility.... "In the event of another diagnosis this facility will allow us to act quickly to limit the virus’ reach and give patients the care they need in an environment where health care workers are specially trained and equipped to deal with the unique requirements of this disease.

Dallas hospital administrators ignored nurses' complaints about holes in protective gear while treating Ebola patients
(NaturalNews) One of the nurses who was present during the treatment of "patient zero" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has come forward with allegations of serious administrative failures that put workers at risk.

Ebola in Sierra Leone increasing to rate of more than 20 deaths per day
The Guardian - Government estimates confirm rise with 49 new cases at start of week across two Ebola zones in capital Freetown.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
(Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday.

Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola
The Guardian - An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday. A recent test showed Ashoka Mukpo's blood is negative for the virus, according to the Nebraska Medical Center. The test was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mukpo will be allowed to leave the hospital's biocontainment unit Wednesday.

TSA agent at Hopkins Airport patted down Ebola patient Amber Vinson - The TSA does confirm a routine pat-down by one of its agents on Amber Vinson at Hopkins Airport on Oct. 13, the day she traveled back to Dallas from Cleveland.... A source is telling Scott Taylor that TSA agent involved in the pat-down is now on paid leave.... The employee was instructed by CDC to self-monitor over the next few days, as a precautionary measure. TSA also has assigned its chief medical officer to our employee to provide additional support.

Louisiana Firefighter Claims Small Community Received 300 Body Bags for Ebola
Adan Salazar - “They gave us… we just ordered 5 Class A level suits, hazmat suits for Ebola,” the firefighter says to citizen journalist Michael DiBari. The firefighter proceeds to state that a sizable number of body bags had also been ordered, despite Denham springs having a minimal population of around 10 thousand people.... The firefighter also told DiBari he had received a certified letter from the NSA highlighting a “lone wolf” threat from the terror group ISIS.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos - The Obama administration has until early December to detail its reasons for withholding as many as 2,100 graphic photographs depicting US military torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge ordered on Tuesday.

Obama considers allowing torture overseas
RT - According to the New York Times, the Obama administration remains divided over what stance a Washington delegation will officially take at the UN-sponsored Committee Against Torture panel early next month in the Swiss city.

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos
RT -Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given the US Justice Department until December 12 to defend its rationale for withholding each photograph on an individual basis. Hellerstein will then deliver his ruling on the future fate of the photographs after he conducts a review of the government’s case.

New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'
Activist Post - While the NY Times denies the photographs showing John McCain and Baghdadi together, it freely admits that McCain met with the Free Syrian Army, itself a terrorist organization responsible for indiscriminate killings, imposition of sharia law, murders, rapes, cannibalism and more.

VIDEO: 33 Police Officers Fire 600 Bullets Into Car Knowing It Contained A Hostage, Killing Her
Liberty Crier -The attorney for the family of Misty Holt-Singh spoke at a press conference, questioning the police department’s actions.

US facing sanctions after defying WTO trade rules
RT - The United States could soon be facing sanctions as a result of a ruling handed down by the World Trade Organization this week concerning an American meat labeling law contested by officials in Mexico and Canada. On Monday, the WTO decided against the US and said the nation’s country-of-origin labeling law is in violation of international fair trade rules.

YouTube: CNN & BBC Busted! ISIS Is A Fake Threat
Shocking proof that crisis actors, green screens, CGI, and paid propagandist are being used to fake worldwide events in order to scare people into giving up liberties, go to war, and create a one world government.

The Most 'Distrusted' News Sources In America
Zero Hedge - You know there's a problem with the media when Al-Jazeera is trusted more than NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. As Pew research's Journalism Project shows in the following table, the study attempted to measure not just whether people had heard of a variety of news sources, but which ones they really trusted when it came time to get straight info about politics and governments.

Land Of The Free? 1 In 3 Americans Are On File With The FBI In The US Police State
Zero Hedge - Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.

October 22: National Protest Against The Police State
Activist Post - The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people
Al Jazeera - In the United States, 21 cities have restricted sharing food with homeless people through legislation or community pressure since January 2013, and about 10 other cities are in the process of doing so, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) said in a report released Monday.

Economy & Business

The Magic Number Is Revealed: It Costs Central Banks $200 Billion Per Quarter To Avoid A Market Crash
Zero Hedge - We have all seen it countless times before: visual confirmation that without the Fed's (and all other central banks') liquidity pump, the S&P would be about 70% lower than were it is now.

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage.

Veteran News

VA steers Gulf War illness panel from science - The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking new members who offer "fresh perspectives" for an advisory committee that researches illnesses tied to the first Gulf War.

Energy & Environment

BBC: Smart meters open to hack attack - In addition to having been retitled to something that shifts the finger-pointing in the direction of the ratepayer, this BBC article appears to include edited-in propaganda — for those who can read between lines.

Money Missing - Michael J. Murphy - It brings me great regret to inform you that all of the donated funds for “WHO in the World is Spraying?” are missing and the production for the film has not moved forward in any capacity.

Science & Technology

Protect Yourself from RFID: Frightening Tracking Tech
Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre - A creepy new spying technology called Radio Frequency Identification – known by its abbreviation RFID — is starting to show up on products you buy at stores like Walmart, and it could be used to track your every move.

32 Cities Want to Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks
Motherboard - More than two dozen cities in 19 states announced today that they're sick of big telecom skipping them over for internet infrastructure upgrades and would like to build gigabit fiber networks themselves and help other cities follow their lead.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

James Stewart speaks about being arrested and declared a terrorist for providing raw milk to health-conscious families
(NaturalNews) Rawesome Foods defendant James Stewart, who was prosecuted in California for daring to sell raw milk, talked recently about his treatment while in custody... In this video interview, Stewart also said he was "forced to do things" that he did not want to do and that, generally speaking, due to him being labeled as a "sovereign," he is now considered to be "a terrorist" by authorities.

53 organizations agree that USDA should not allow farmed fish at sea to be labeled “organic” - “It’s mind-boggling to think that USDA would seriously consider allowing fish farms at sea to be organic,” said Dr. Lisa J. Bunin, Center for Food Safety’s Organic Policy Director and the report’s co-author. “It’s absolutely impossible to control or monitor the wide range of substances, including toxic pollutants, that flow into and out of sea-based farms.”


Glyphosate and aluminum in vaccines associated with rise of autism epidemic
(NaturalNews) Besides vaccines, there appears to be another major culprit in the escalating autism epidemic: Roundup herbicide. Data compiled from multiple government sources reveals that the steadily rising epidemic of autism in the U.S. is directly correlated with the rising use of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup, on American crops.

Antibiotics linked to obesity in children
(NaturalNews) The study is only the latest to show a potential connection between excessive antibiotic use early in life and the later development of chronic health conditions. Researchers believe that these links may stem from the fact that early antibiotic use hampers the development of a healthy community of beneficial bacteria in the body, known as the microbiome.

Fluoridated water calcifies your arteries: study
(NaturalNews) A major promoter of heart disease in the U.S. today could be a chemical that the government has been intentionally dumping into the water supply for decades on the premise that it prevents tooth decay.

Top 5 Reasons to Add Cashews to Your Diet
Natural News Blog - Native to Brazil, cashew nuts come from the fruit of a cashew tree. Commonly called cashew nuts, they are actually the kidney-shaped seeds found on the bottom of the cashew apple. In Brazil and the Caribbean, natives widely regard cashews as a delicacy. Knowing the health benefits of cashews and other tree nuts, these nutty treats should become a part of your daily diet.

Top 5 kitchen items for home remedies & natural medicine
(NaturalNews) I remember the days when my medicine cabinet was filled with over the counter drugs along with prescription medications. Those days are gone. These are the top 5 kitchen items my family uses for first aid and health care.

How Candida makes you crave junk food
(NaturalNews) There is no doubt that your blood sugar has a lot to do with sugar cravings, but blood sugar is not the only metabolic process driving you. If you are living with an overabundance of Candida in your system, it wants to be fed. And it's preferred food is sugar. The relationship we have with Candida can create much stronger cravings for sugar and alcohol than blood sugar or other known factors.

School Inoculates Third Grader in ‘Vaccine Pilot Program’ Without Parental Permission
Mikael Thalen - A mother in Meridian, Idaho is speaking out after a school nurse administered a flu vaccine to her 8-year-old child without her permission. The West Ada School District, which is running a flu vaccination pilot program, allegedly vaccinated the third grader by mistake according to school administrators.

Medication frequently, unintentionally given incorrectly to young children
STEPin2 - According to researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 63,000 children under six years old experienced out-of-hospital medication errors every year between 2002-2012. One child is affected every 8 minutes, usually by a parent with good intentions or an unintentional error by a caregiver. The research was published in the journal Pediatrics. The most common medication errors in children happen in their home, another residence, and school. The most common medications are painkillers and fever-reducers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Natural Cure for Depression Silenced?
Natural Blaze - Depression affects over 25 million Americans a year. But did you know there is a highly effective natural treatment? Inositol – or Vitamin B8.

Pet News

Think Your Dog Has a Migraine?
Dr. Becker - This treatment for a Cocker Spaniel with migraine-like headaches was suggested last year in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. I'm troubled by the immediate use of powerful drugs (one medication given to the Cocker has a stunning 250+ adverse side effects in humans) before first exploring safer options.

Tuesday - October 21, 2014 - Today in History:

1797 - "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.
1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.
1917 - The first U.S. soldiers entered combat during World War I near Nancy, France.
1918 - Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
1925 - The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 29,620 people for prohibition (of alcohol) violations.
1927 - In New York City, construction began on the George Washington Bridge.
1944 - During World War II, the German city of Aachen was captured by U.S. troops.
1967 - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, in opposition to the Vietnam War.
1983 - The Pentagon reported that 2,000 Marines were headed to Grenada to protect and evacuate Americans living there.
1986 - The U.S. ordered 55 Soviet diplomats to leave. The action was in reaction to the Soviet Union expelling five American diplomats.
1991 - Jesse Turner, an American hostage in Lebanon, was released after nearly five years of being imprisoned.
1994 - North Korea and the U.S. signed an agreement requiring North Korea to halt its nuclear program and agree to inspections.
2003 - The U.S. Senate voted to ban what was known as partial birth abortions.
2003 - North Korea rejected U.S. President George W. Bush's offer of a written pledge not to attack in exchange for the communist nation agreeing to end its nuclear weapons program.
2003 - Invoking a hastily-passed law, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a feeding tube reinserted into Terry Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman at the center of a bitter right-to-die battle.

World News

Kiev govt used cluster munitions in populated zones in E. Ukraine – HRW
RT - The forces of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says Human Rights Watch. It adds that the use of this forbidden weaponry violates the laws of war.

Georgia planning to host NATO training center
Press TV - Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia.

America’s war on Afghan drugs fails, opium production peaks
RT - Despite Washington spending $7.6 billion on counter-narcotic initiatives in Afghanistan, 2013 witnessed a record surge in the amount of opium poppy cultivation, according to the US inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.

Russia supplying weapons to Iraq, Syria
World Bulletin News - Russia and the U.S. agree that ISIL must be fought, but they disagree about who should do the fighting. Russia is supplying the Assad regime in Syria, while the U.S and coalition forces are supplying weapons to forces battling to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"Anti-Petrodollar" CEO Of French Energy Giant Total Dies In Freak Plane Crash In Moscow
Zero Hedge - Three months ago, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars," as we noted here. Today, RT reports the dreadful news that he was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off. The airport issued a statement confirming "a criminal investigation has been opened into the violation of safety regulations," adding that along with 3 crewmembers on the plane, the snow-plough driver was also killed.

Ebola News

Obama’s Ebola Czar Thinks There’s Too Many People in Africa
Paul Joseph Watson - President Barack Obama’s new ‘Ebola Czar’ Ron Klain is an enthusiastic advocate of population control who thinks that there are too many people in Africa. Klain’s role in overseeing the United States’ response to a virus that has killed thousands of Africans and threatens to infect up to 10,000 a week by December 1st is somewhat disconcerting given his views on overpopulation.

Family of first Ebola victim in US released from quarantine
RT - The mandatory quarantine for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the US who died on October 8, has ended. With the release, Louise Troh, Duncan’s fiance who was held at a secret location in Dallas, expressed both relief and grief.

Anonymous Ebola Patient Released from Atlanta Hospital Where Texas Nurse Continues to Receive Care
Breitbart - Dallas, Texas nurse Amber Vinson continues to receive care at Emory University Hospital after contracting the deadly Ebola virus while an anonymous patient leaves the hospital, cleared of the disease and heading to an undisclosed location.

Media responds: 'Six reasons to panic' about Ebola in America
(NaturalNews) A growing segment of the mainstream media is now engaging in cognitive dissonance regarding the Ebola crisis, warning the public not to get in a fear frenzy over the disease even though this same media is responsible for stirring up such panic in the first place.

Ebola Toys Fly off the Shelves, Help to Fight Fearsome Disease: Manufacturer
RIA Novosti - A US firm, Connecticut-based GIANTmicrobes, has recently sold out thousands of plush Ebola toys, which are touted as a “uniquely contagious gift” that can help a person learn “all about a fearsome front page disease.”

US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn’t be weaponized - German High Government Official Seeks Washington’s Reassurance that the US did Not Weaponize the Species of Ebola that Germany Made Available to Washington. Washington has not provided the reassurance. By providing the virus to Washington prior to effective reassurances, Germany is complicit in the breakout of a bio-warfare grade of ebola, which has now spread to the US and Europe.

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free After 42 Days With No Cases
Patriot Rising - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

Pentagon Says Ebola Strike Team Does Not Violate Posse Comitatus
Kurt Nimmo - Pentagon press secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, on Monday dismissed constitutional concerns over the decision to deploy the military in response to the Ebola virus in the United States.

Beta-Lactam Antibiotics Cause Excessive Bleeding, Other ‘Ebola-Like’ Side Effects
Natural Society - It’s just like the pharmaceutical paradigm to get a drug passed through government agencies that causes ‘Ebola-like’ symptoms. This is the case with the latest Beta-Lactam antibiotics being used throughout third world countries. Beta-Lactam is being heralded as a new discovery. A new class of “Non-β-lactam Inhibitors of Penicillin-Binding Proteins with Gram-Positive Antibacterial Activity” that supposedly work by inhibiting cell wall synthesis by the bacterial organism.

Ebola: Nurses Union Demands Obama Become Medical Dictator
New American - Citing the threat of Ebola spreading further domestically, the largest labor union for registered nurses in the United States called on Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to commandeer hospitals and essentially declare himself to be medical dictator.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Libel or free speech? Woman posts sign ‘outing’ neighbor for owning a gun
Bizpac Review - Halleck, of Olmsted County, Minn., takes his two daughters to and from Harriet Bishop Elementary in Rochester every day, reported ABC News 6. Their safety, he says, is his No 1 concern. As part of keeping them safe, Halleck carries a concealed firearm with a legal permit.... Unfortunately for Halleck, one nosy neighbor, Kimberly Edson, decided it was her duty to un-conceal the weapon by placing a sign with Matthew’s picture on it across the street from the school.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American
Ron Paul 10/20/14 - Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal.

Politico Poll 64% Believe America Is ‘Out of Control’
Breitbart - "An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are 'out of control' and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms," reports Politico.

ISIS Cited as Michigan Village’s Police Push for Secrecy - Oakley has 290 residents. They also have over 100 police, for some reason. Those police are also, more or less entirely anonymous. Who those police are or what they are doing is a mystery, even to the village trustees, who say they don’t even have a proper list of their own of who all these people are, though they have been assured by the police chief that many of them have never even been to Oakley, and likely never will.

N.Y. Teachers Union Sues Over Common Core Confidentiality Agreement
The New American - The union also asserts that the confidentiality agreement teachers are forced to sign, which states they will not reveal items or answers to colleagues or students, is nothing more than a “gag order.” "Teachers must be free to protect their students and speak out when they have concerns about state tests," NYSUT President Karen Magee said. "Instead, they are under a 'gag order' to be silent — and that is hurting children."

Economy & Business

Is the oil price fall more than just a coincidence?
CNBC News - The recent drop in oil prices could be due to more than just lower demand, according to some analysts, who have suggested that the U.S. could be deliberately manipulating the market to hurt Russia at a time of geopolitical stress.

Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave
Washington Post - Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone.

Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
CounterPunch - For those readers who still think that the Fed doesn’t meddle in the markets: Think again. Friday’s stock surge had nothing to do with productivity, price, earnings, growth or any of the other so called fundamentals. It was all about manipulation; telling people what they want to hear, so they do exactly what you want them to do.

Leading Contrarian Economist: “We Are Coming In On The End Game Here”
Mac Slavo - It’s coming sooner rather than later suggests Williams in a recent interview... “I can’t give you good reason for why the stock market is as high as it is. The fact you are seeing this volatility means there are a lot of people who are very nervous about what is going on and where things are in the market. It is probably one of the great bubbles of all time. It most likely will collapse along the lines of the U.S. dollar in response to the reality of no economic recovery. . . . I can’t think of a more vulnerable market than what we are seeing here.”

Energy & Environment

Chemical contamination in environment, including pharmaceuticals, are 'growing at exponential rate'
(NaturalNews) The "innovative" and "challenging new compounds" created each day by commerce are threatening the planet in which we live, scientists say. More and more traces of pharmaceuticals are being discovered in our lakes, rivers and soil daily, and their effects are pretty much completely unknown.

'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
Common Dreams - The rupture of Sunoco Logistics' Mid-Valley pipeline near Mooringsport in Caddo Parish on Monday released an estimated 4,000 barrels of crude oil. That amount makes it one of this year's largest spills, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing federal records.

MAP: FEMA Is Buying Out Flood-Prone Homes, But Not Where You Might Expect
NPR - FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has been financing buyouts of properties for years. NPR analyzed the records of more than 7,000 buyouts totaling more than $417 million over the past decade. What we found is that it's not just coastal disasters that are driving the buyouts. Many of the top states receiving money are not on the coasts. Much of the money has gone toward knocking down inland properties.

New tracers can identify fracking fluids in the environment, scientists say
Natural Blaze - The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. “This gives us new forensic tools to detect if 'frac fluids' are escaping into our water supply and what risks, if any, they might pose,” said Duke University geochemist Avner Vengosh, who co-led the research.

Science & Technology

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked
USA Today - Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building... About 35% of the thefts were from website breaches, 22% were from cyberespionage, 14% occurred at the point of sale when someone bought something at a retail store, and 9% came when someone swiped a credit or debit card, the FBI said.

World's First Biometric Credit Card Will Arrive in 2015: Pay with Your Fingerprint
Activist Post - MasterCard is now partnering with a Norwegian company called Zwipe to introduce the first fully biometric credit card, which will dispense with a PIN and instead use a fingerprint sensor for verification.

Facebook demands DEA stop using fake profiles in investigations
RT - Facebook has written a letter to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, demanding it stop operating fake profile pages and cease all agency activities on the social network that involve impersonation of others during ongoing DEA investigations.

Google’s updated search engine cracks down on piracy websites
RT - The new version of Google’s search engine rolling out this week will “visibly affect” the way it presents and ranks piracy websites around the world.

NSA's Chief Technical Officer Cleared to Moonlight for Private Firm Founded by Former NSA Director Keith Alexander
AllGov - To say that Patrick Dowd has competing loyalties is putting it mildly. The chief technical officer for the National Security Agency (NSA) has taken a second job working for his old boss at a company engaged in the same kind of work as the spy agency. Former NSA Director Keith Alexander founded IronNet Cybersecurity upon his departure from the NSA in March.

OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're searching for
The Register - It's on by default – did you not read the small print?... Apple says it needs to see your queries so it can improve Spotlight's algorithms for suggesting things.

Bombshell: Nokia’s ex-Chief Technologist says mobile phones wrecked his health
Nokia’s former Technology Chief, Matti Niemelä, was involved in the development the world’s first mobile phones, but fell seriously ill himself from mobile-phone microwave radiation. In addition, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation may increase the risk of even MS.


Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea, A Medicinal Elixir For Winter Wellness
Natural News Blog - Take your morning warm lemon water ritual to a new level with the anti-inflammatory and detoxing powers of ginger and turmeric. This winter wellness elixir is packed with health promoting antioxidants which detoxify your liver and blood, and kick start digestion.

Flu prevention vegetable juice
STEPin2 - Juicing is a great way to get fresh organic foods in your diet. With the cold weather approaching, cold and flu season is just around the corner. This juice is packed with immune boosting vitamins and antioxidants that will help your body fight colds and flu.
* Related: Orange and lime flu shot juice

The 6 best reasons to drink pomegranate juice
Natural News Blog - Pomegranates are not only useful when you want to jazz up a green salad but the red seedy fruit is mostly revered for its medicinal properties.

Survey reveals huge differences in cost of organic foods from Whole Foods and other stores
(NaturalNews) A new survey conducted by Wolfe Research discloses the real cost difference between Whole Foods and other grocery stores. The so-called "premier research boutique" purchased 60 to 72 items from Whole Foods, comparing them with other U.S. grocers.

Soft Drink Consumption Will Age You As Fast As Smoking - 10 Reasons To Avoid Them - The message to stop smoking issued by public health officials has been nothing less than paramount, repetitive and consistent in the last several decades. What about soft drinks? Daily consumption of just a half-liter of soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study.

Magnesium Cuts Diabetes Risk
Natural Blaze - A Tufts study led by Adela Hruby, N10, MPH10, N13, found that healthy people with the highest magnesium intake were 37 percent less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin, common precursors to diabetes.

Beyond 'Pink': How To Decrease Breast Cancer Risk Naturally
Green Med Info - Here are four specific things that you can start addressing today to significantly lower your risk for breast cancer.

Pet News

Ban On Puppies: City Council To Limit Man’s Best Friend
(FOX Carolina) - The vote didn't come without debate. It started by a man who says his neighbor has about 40 dogs on her property now. .... After months of research, and knowing that Columbia and Clemson both have similar ordinances, only allowing 3 dogs, the council did approve the first reading, with a five to two vote, that would limit the number of dogs allowed at a home to five. Several spoke out about the ordinance, in support and opposition.

Monday - October 20, 2014 - Today in History:

1774 - The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment."
1803 - The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.
1818 - The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.
1903 - A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning a dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District of Alaska.
1935 - Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist Headquarters.
1942 - Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve in Germany.
1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.
1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
1957 - Walter Cronkite began hosting "The 20th Century." The show aired until January 4, 1970.
1979 - The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated.
1984 - The U.S. State Department reduced the number of Americans assigned to the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
1995 - Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific.
2003 - A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt.
2009 - European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.

World News

US sends lethal aid to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobani
RT - The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani, shortly after news of considerable gains made against the terrorists there.

After Ejecting Media, the UN's WHO Approves Global Tobacco Tax Scheme
The New American - The controversial measure demands that national governments around the world drastically increase taxes on cigarettes. More than a few analysts, though, suggested that the move was a mere stepping stone on the road toward global taxes paid directly to the dictator-dominated UN “health” agency or other self-styled global “authorities"...

US, Arab states train Syria militants: Top opposition cmdr.
Press TV - According to reports on Sunday, the unnamed commander from the so-called Free Syrian Army says the US and Saudi Arabia have been training Syrian militants from the beginning of the unrest in Syria back in 2011.

U.S.-led air strikes in Syria kill 10 civilians: monitor
Reuters - U.S-led forces which are bombing Islamic State militants in Syria killed ten civilians in two recent air strikes, a group monitoring the violence said on Saturday.

Only 84 of 2,379 US drone attacks victims in Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants – report
RT - CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since 2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,” only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report revealed.

No confirmation: Sweden denies ‘Russian sub hunt’ report as military search ongoing
RT - The Swedish military did not confirm allegations that “a damaged Russian submarine” is being hunted for in waters east of Stockholm, while adding that a search for a “foreign vessel” is ongoing. Moscow said none of its military vessels have been damaged.

Germany's intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia
RT - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public.

Ebola News

The Pentagon Will Use 30 Person "Quick-Strike Team" To Deal With Domestic Ebola Patients
Zero Hedge - was revealed that the U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick-strike team", which according to CNN is "equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday."

Cruise Ship Finally Docks, Health Worker Tests Negative for Ebola
Breitbart - A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.

ALERT: U.S. Army researchers at USAMRIID confirm Ebola variant was airborne in 1990
(NaturalNews) U.S. Army virologists working at USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) confirmed in 1990 that a strain of Ebola was airborne and could spread through air ducts, resembling the contagiousness of the flu.

Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic
London Guardian - Liberia accounts for more than half of all the official Ebola deaths, with a total of 2,458. Overall, the number of dead across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea has exceeded 4,500.

Mutant Ebola warning: Leading U.S. scientist warns deadly virus is already changing to become more contagious
UK Daily Mail - Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease believes the current Ebola outbreak may be caused by an infection that spreads more easily than it did before.... 'I have a field team in Monrovia. They are running [tests]. They are telling me that viral loads are coming up very quickly and really high, higher than they are used to seeing.

FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis
Zero Hedge - In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along.... The exercise, having been underway since 2013 is scheduled to continue to December 4th 2014.

Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment - Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll rises
(Reuters) - Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over his administration's handling of efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S. response to the virus.... “Leave it to President Obama to put a liberal political activist in charge of the administration’s Ebola response,” Representative John Fleming, a Louisiana medical doctor, said in a statement. "His so-called Ebola Czar will be someone with no medical background."

Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting–Which New Ebola Czar Skips!
Breitbart - President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows.

Obama: No Travel Ban, Not 'Cutting Off West Africa
Breitbart - In his weekly radio address for October 18, the President spoke to the mounting international Ebola crisis raging at home and abroad. While saying he had it all under control here in the US, Obama insisted that no travel bans were in the offing because he didn't want to "cut off" contact with West Africa. Related: Texas lawmakers to introduce Ebola travel ban legislation

U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
Daily Beast - As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus.
* Related: Troops Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission

Beating Ebola: Spanish nurse appears to be healed from deadly virus
RT - New tests revealed a negative result for the virus, according to a statement released by the Spanish government on Sunday. The patient’s treatments included a drip of human serum with antibodies from Ebola sufferers who had survived the disease, as well as other drugs which were not named. One of the unnamed drugs was reportedly the experimental anti-viral medicine favipiravir, El Mundo newspaper reported.

Carnival Magic returns to Texas after Belize and Mexico refuse to allow possible Ebola victim to disembark
The Telegraph - The government of Belize refused, saying: "The passenger never set foot in Belize. When even the smallest doubt remains, we will ensure the health and safety of the Belizean people." The ship then sailed on to Mexico, but authorities in the port of Cozumel also refused to allow her to reach the waiting airlift – and the vessel was not allowed into port.
* Related: US cruise ship refused permission to dock in Mexico

Fearing Ebola, some US communities take dramatic steps
(AFP) - As President Barack Obama on Saturday urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, US media had reports of communities taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons
Informationclearinghouse - Back in the 1990’s, journalists used to joke, “Of course we know Iraq has chemical weapons. We have the delivery receipts to prove it!”The joke turned out to be the exact truth. Read More...

AIDS: 'The Man Made Plague' - Absolute proof AIDS was made by the US Special Virus Cancer Program, distributed by the World Health Org., funded by the US Congress. Documentation , laws ...

Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List
NY Times - A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.

Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs
Breitbart - Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Salem teacher on paid leave after ripping girl's sweatshirt off in front of her classmates
The Daily Sheeple - Rue told KATU News that she thought she was having a panic attack as the teacher was confronting another student on an unrelated matter. Rue got up to leave the classroom and remove herself from the stressful situation and the teacher began grabbing her aggressively to keep her in the room.

Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle
NY Times - The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

Police Dept. Requests Facebook PASSWORD From Gun Permit Applicant
Kit Daniels - Request violates Constitution & Facebook’s Terms of Service.... “It is… a common practice to view social media as a means to identify and determine character of a pistol permit applicant, in addition to other investigatory methods,” the department’s spokesperson told the applicant. “Typically all we ask is that an applicant access their account during an interview.”

Election News

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people walk out
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

Veteran News

Turmeric Compounds Alleviate Chemical Weapons Injury
Green Med Info - Following closely in the wake of recent revelations that the U.S. government endangered their troops by hiding the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq, new research shows that turmeric extract may provide an ideal natural intervention to relieve the pain and suffering of sulfur mustard-injured patients.

U.S. Kept Quiet about '80s-Era Chemical Weapons it Helped Provide to Iraq ... Especially When American Soldiers Were Later Hurt by Them
AllGov - Due to the secrecy imposed by the U.S. government on the existence of these weapons, none of the troops wounded by the munitions, nor any military doctors, were told that chemical agents were the cause. Consequently, none of the soldiers were given proper treatment; in many cases they were not hospitalized and commanders’ requests that they be evacuated to the U.S. were denied.

Economy & Business

At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen
(Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year.

Housing Market

Einsteinian Insanity? FHFA Head Mel Watt Pushes Banks To Make Extreme Risk Home Loans
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, "a U.S. housing regulator plans new steps to encourage banks to lend to buyers with less than-perfect credit scores... Watt will also discuss an effort that would allow borrowers to put down as little as 3% of the purchase price." It’s for the good of the people right?

Welcome To Arcadia – The California Suburb Where Rich Chinese Stash Cash In McMansions
Zero Hedge - In fact, it is estimated that 24% of all foreign purchases of domestic real estate this year have come from China, up 72% from last year. In some California communities, 90% of real estate buyers are from China. Yes, 90%. Naturally, many of them are buying multi-million dollar homes in “all cash” transactions.

Energy & Environment

14 California communities now on verge of waterless-ness; mass migration out of California seems imminent
(NaturalNews) Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state's roughly 38 million residents will eventually be up a creek without a paddle -- or without a creek, for that matter. The latest media reports indicate that some 14 communities throughout the state are now on the verge of running completely dry, and many more could join them in the coming year if conditions remain as they are.

VIDEO: Stunning Scenes From California's Central Valley Drought
Zero Hedge - No matter what you have read or seen so far on California’s historic Central Valley drought, you probably haven’t been touched by it as much as you will be by the following video from the New Yorker. Terribly sad.

Science & Technology

FBI director wants access to encrypted Apple, Google user data, demands law ‘fix’
End the Lie - The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. “Deeply concerned” James Comey wants to push on Congress to “fix” laws to ensure police can still access private data.

Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you
Yahoo News - Here are nine signs that implantable tech is here now, growing rapidly, and that it will be part of your life (and your body) in the near future.

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks
Forbes - The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources close to the project say.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

California crop harvests plummet as drought takes toll on national food supply
(NaturalNews) The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation.

EPA Will be Targeted in Court for Approval of Toxic 2,4-D Enlist Duo
Natural Society - Sixty members of Congress signed a letter opposing the herbicide and GMO crops meant to be grown with the chemicals, as did 35 prominent doctors, scientists, and researchers. The well-known Dr. Oz has even asked Obama to stop the EPA’s approval of Enlist Duo. Over a million citizens have also voiced their opposition, with an additional quarter million contacting the White House in just the past 2 weeks.

Welcome to America’s Only Completely “Organic City”
Natural Blaze - Maharishi Vedic City sits in the middle of 2,200 acres of USDA certified organic farm land and almost a decade on is still the only city in America that has banned the sale of all non-organic food within the city limits, with strict Laws that apply to restaurants and shops.


Warning: A Massive Government Solicitation Could Cause a Shortage of Protective Clothing, Gloves, Masks
The Daily Sheeple - The National Institute of Health has placed a massive order for protective clothing and supplies that could make it impossible for you to procure your own gear. And by massive, I mean a year’s supply for employees of facilities across the country, replenished throughout the year no matter what happens, and taking priority over any personal orders.

10 Books That Could Actually Save Your Life
The Daily Sheeple - These days, you can never be too prepared. Here are The Daily Sheeple’s top picks for the best survival books around, in no particular order.


New Report Reveals Which Yogurts Are Healthy, and Which Are Best Avoided
Dr. Mercola - The Cornucopia Institute’s new Yogurt Report includes a handy scorecard to help you find truly healthy yogurt—a cultured food that can help you optimize your gut health. Most commercial yogurts are chockfull of sugar, processed fructose (high fructose corn syrup), and/or artificial sweeteners and flavors, which nourishes disease-causing microbes in your gut

Natural cures for athlete's foot
(NaturalNews) If the skin between your toes itches or burns and is red and scaling, you don't have to resort to over the counter ointments or sprays. There are many choices for natural remedies.

Natural cures for vaginal yeast infections
(NaturalNews) Vaginal yeast infections are almost always a symptom of systemic yeast. If you find a natural cure works and you soon have symptoms again, it's time rid yourself of Candida overgrowth.

Good News: Blushwood Berries Kill Cancer in 75% of Cases, Big Pharma Tackles Patent
Natural Society - The fruit from the Blushwood tree, which has very specific growing requirements and, thus far, has only been found to thrive in Far North Queensland in the middle of the Australian Rainforest, kills cancerous cells in three different ways - fast: “. . . it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body’s own immune system to clean up the mess that’s left behind.”

Procter & Gamble, Largest Personal Care Company, Won’t Remove Cancer-Causing Ingredients from Products
Natural Society - Procter & Gamble (P&G) – the company that makes everything from Luvs diapers to Tide, Bounty paper towels, and Nyquil, and also the biggest personal care product distributor in the U.S. – is attempting to ride the wave of breast cancer awareness as a way to tout its ‘interest in women’s health.’

Are ALL Superfoods Truly Super? (w/Infographic)
Natural Blaze - We came across the following infographic, which does an admirable job of keeping all of us honest. It's sure to rankle a few feathers, but it's always important to question the information we receive. We demand critical thinking when it comes to big pharma and corporate media, so we had best maintain it among ourselves.

Busted: Popular “Non-GMO” Tortilla Chips Found to Contain 75% GMOs
Natural Society - Consumer Reports says that Xochitl has been lying about their GMO content – and not just a little bit. We aren’t talking about trace amounts of GMO corn.... Despite the non-GMO claims by Xochitl (pronounced “so-cheel”) and their Totopos de Maiz original corn chips, the Consumer Reports investigation found that the non-organic (supposedly non-GMO) varieties of the chips contain over 75% GMO corn, after testing 6 different packages.

The Promising Cancer Treatment That's Forbidden in the US
Dr. Mercola - Astounding breakthroughs made 40 years ago have kept millions from this discovery that might have kept their cancer from spreading. Finally, this whistleblower is detailing the entire charade, with the hope of making it available for Americans who now have to leave the US to get it.

Friday - October 17, 2014 - Today in History:

1777 - American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
1888 - The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands.
1945 - Colonel Juan Peron became the dictator of Argentina after staging a coup in Buenos Aires.
1973 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-embargo against several countries including the U.S. and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.
1978 - U.S. President Carter signed a bill that restored full U.S. citizenship rights to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay area in California. The quake caused about 67 deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.
1994 - The Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace treaty that ended their 19 years of civil war.
2001 - Israel's tourism minister was killed. A radical Palestinian faction claimed that it had carried out the assassination to avenge the killing of its leader by Israel 2 months earlier.
2003 - In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug, known as memantine, to help people with Alzheimer's symptoms.
2007 - President George W. Bush, raising Beijing's ire, presented the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal and urged Chinese leaders to welcome the monk to Beijing.

World News

US works on military 'scenarios' near our borders - Russian defense minister
RT - The US is working on military ‘scenarios’ near Russia’s border, Russia's defense minister warned after his American counterpart said the US must be ready to deal with “a revisionist Russia” and its “modern and capable army on NATO’s doorstep.”

Kremlin: Milan Talks on Ukraine ‘difficult, full of disagreements’
RT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a breakthrough was not reached in Friday morning’s talks on Ukraine, Reuters reports.

Turkey offers to train, equip Syrian rebels in fight against ISIS
RT - Turkey is offering to help train and equip Syrian rebels on its own soil in order to help combat Islamic State militants, a Turkish minister announced Thursday. A report also claimed that Ankara has approved American drone flights from a key airbase.

Chinese Envoy Criticizes US Plans to Deploy Missile Defense System in South Korea
RIA Novosti - The deployment of a US advanced missile defense system in South Korea currently under consideration in Washington may trigger a strong negative reaction from North Korea, China's deputy chief envoy to the talks urged Friday.

Moscow refutes reports that Russia, US agreed to share intel on ISIS
RT - Russia has refuted media reports that Washington and Moscow have agreed to share intelligence on Islamic State terrorists. The news reports followed Wednesday talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

US tanks arrive in Latvia to ward off ‘perceived’ Russian threat (VIDEO)
RT - US tanks have arrived in Latvia as NATO flexes its muscles in an apparent show of strength towards Moscow. The machines are being deployed across the Baltic States and Poland over the next two weeks and will be used for training exercises.

Putin: If Ukraine siphons gas from pipeline, Russia will reduce Europe supplies
RT - Moscow will reduce gas supplies if Kiev starts siphoning deliveries destined for Europe, said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Serbia.

Ebola ready: Two students hospitalized in precautionary medical drills in Russia
RT - Two African students were taken to hospital in the Russian town of Oryol, some 350 km southwest of Moscow. They arrived in the capital’s airport and traveled to the town by bus. The Russian health watchdog later said it was part of drills.

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck
(AP) - Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis
(AP) - The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still hasn't reached over 750,000 people in need of food in West Africa as prices spiral and farms are abandoned.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Nurse #3? Dallas Nurse With Ebola Symptoms Stranded on Carnival Cruise “Tender” in Belize… 4633 People on Board
D.C. Clothesline - There is a developing situation in Belize. A person who is confirmed to be a nurse from a Dallas Hospital and one other person are currently stranded upon the ship’s “Tender.” This nurse is currently accompanied by another American. A Tender is a smaller vessel that can be used for a variety of tasks like transporting passengers to and from the mainland, transporting supplies, or for general service and maintenance needs of the ship.

CDC considers adding names of health workers monitored for Ebola to no-fly list
Fox News - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering adding the names of health care workers being monitored for the Ebola virus to the government's no-fly list, federal officials tell Fox News.
* Related: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

Are US biowarfare labs behind the Ebola epidemic?
(NaturalNews) There is growing speculation that the United States may be responsible for the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, specifically Liberia and Sierra Leone, which are two countries known to host US biological warfare labs. In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Francis Boyle, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, speculated that perhaps the virus might have been purposefully introduced as a way of testing and developing a bioweapon.

In October of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, writing for CBS News, exposed the fact that the CDC had stopped counting Swine Flu cases in the US
Jon Rappoport - “Well, they caught us lying about tens of thousands of Swine Flu cases. All the tests came back negative. So what do we do?” “Only one thing we can do. Tell a lie so huge it’ll paralyze the mind. People buy the biggest lies, right?” Right now, the CDC is saying: there was a sudden acceleration of death in West Africa, beyond anything caused by endemic grinding poverty, severe malnutrition, starvation, a decade-long war, lack of basic sanitation, industrial pollution, toxic vaccine campaigns.

How Does This Still Happen? Southern Oregon U. Students Not Allowed to Distribute Constitutions - Southern Oregon University administrators told students that they couldn't freely distribute copies of the Constitution out in the open, on public university property. Officials tried to usher the students indoors, to the preposterously unconstitutional "free speech zone" where political activity is deemed permissible.

Oath Upheld: Nashville Cops Refused Secret Service Request for Illegal Search of Obama Critic
Ben Swann - Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.

Juvenile detainees locked in controversial device ‘when verbal deescalation is not working’
Police State USA - Juvenile detention facilities across the state are coming under fire for using a disturbing restraint device that some are calling “torture.” The device is known as the “WRAP” system. According to state officials, the device is used to restrain minor detainees “when verbal deescalation is not working” — sometimes for hours on end.

Tennessee woman sent to jail over overgrown yard
Jackson Sun - Karen Holloway tells WVLT that the issue started in the summer, when the city sent a citation. She admits she didn't properly maintain her yard in Lenoir City in East Tennessee and says it had overgrown trees and bushes, but she says she didn't deserve jail time. She says she fell behind because of personal family issues.

Obama Readies Unconstitutional Executive Order to Send National Guard to Liberia
Kurt Nimmo - It is widely expected Obama will issue an unconstitutional executive order and send U.S. National Guard troops to Liberia “to help contain the Ebola outbreak there,” according to NBC News.... The reservists will be assigned to build 17 Ebola treatment centers with 100 beds apiece.

Doctor: U.S. Army Rejected Successful Ebola Drug 2 Weeks Before Outbreak
Paul Joseph Watson - A doctor claims that he developed a successful drug to combat Ebola with the U.S. Army at Ft. Detrick Maryland but that the research was inexplicably shut down two weeks before the first outbreak of the virus in West Africa.

Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"
Zero Hedge - "We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month.

911 emergency dispatchers instructed not to say 'Ebola' over radio
NY Post - City officials are so jittery about causing widespread Ebola panic that 911 dispatchers have been forbidden from dropping any “E”-bombs over the radios, The Post has learned. An FDNY memo instructs all personnel to use more vague terms when discussing the deadly disease, which is threatening to become a global pandemic.

Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have had symptoms almost a week ago - BEFORE she left Dallas for Ohio, went bridesmaid dress shopping, and flew BACK to Texas
Daily Mail - The CDC made the shocking announcement on Thursday, after Miss Vinson was revealed as the second medical worker in Dallas to contract Ebola from the U.S.'s 'patient zero' Thomas Duncan.

The Idiotic Explanation Why The "Idiot With The Clipboard" Was Unprotected
Zero Hedge - Phoenix Air has released a statement explaining why the now infamous non-HazMat-wearing 'clipboard man' seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected... and it will blow your mind.

CDC Director: Leave the Border Open, We Can Track Potential Ebola Patients
Kit Daniels - While rejecting calls to seal the border from West African travelers who were potentially exposed to Ebola, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden claimed officials can monitor such people as they travel into the U.S.

Photo: Dallas-Area Hospital Gives Nurse “Spaceballs” Style Helmet for Ebola
Kit Daniels - In response to Ebola, a hospital near Dallas, Texas, gave an emergency room nurse a huge “protective mask,” which looks like it came out of Dark Helmet’s closet, and apparently nothing else for the rest of her body. This photo emphasizes how hospitals and health workers are expected to treat Ebola without proper training or equipment, which will only increase the chances of a major pandemic.

Economy & Business

If the US Deficit is ‘only’ $483 Billion, why does the Government Have to Borrow $1.1 Trillion to Fill the Hole? - On Wednesday, the Treasury Department released its Monthly Treasury Statement for September and the fiscal year 2014. It’s the official account of how the US government arrives at its infamous deficit. And it was a doozie. Without giving it a second thought, the media gushed about the headline number, how good it looked, how the US government was getting its fiscal mess in order.

Energy & Environment

Polar vortex will likely make a return this winter, says Accuweather
Washington Post - “Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and February,” they write. “The polar vortex, the culprit responsible for several days of below-zero temperatures last year, will slip down into the region from time to time, delivering blasts of arctic air.”

Science & Technology

Stanford engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device
Tech Swarm - Stanford engineers are developing a way to send power – safely and wirelessly – to "smart chips" programmed to perform medical tasks and report back the results. Their approach involves beaming ultrasound at a tiny device inside the body designed to do three things: convert the incoming sound waves into electricity; process and execute medical commands; and report the completed activity via a tiny built-in radio antenna.

Parents May Be Liable for What Their Kids Post on Facebook, Court Rules
WSJ - Parents can be held liable for what their kids post on Facebook FB -0.80%, a Georgia appellate court ruled in a decision that lawyers said marked a legal precedent on the issue of parental responsibility over their children’s online activity.

Veteran News

Propaganda 101 – How the Pentagon is Trying to Rewrite Vietnam War History
Liberty Blitzkrieg - In case you weren’t aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Personally, it’s hard to get excited about commemorating an event that led to the death of over 58,000 American soldiers and more than a million Vietnamese, particularly since much of it was the direct result of well documented lies and deception, such as the Gulf of Tomkin incident.


What causes multiple sclerosis?
(NaturalNews) Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the central nervous system and normally occurs in early adulthood. It usually affects people between the ages of 20 and 40, with women being 2 times more likely to be diagnosed with MS than men. MS has been considered one of medicines least understood diseases, but recognizing the common causes can provide hope to all MS sufferers.

FDA Allows Chemo Drugs To Be Prescribed As Antibiotics
Natural Blaze - It is not appropriate to give people cell-destroying chemotherapy drugs when they don’t have cancer. That should be obvious. It shouldn’t even need to be said. But it’s happening every day when people are prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics –Cipro/ciprofloxacin, Levaquin/levofloxacin, Floxin/ofloxacin andAvelox/moxifloxacin – to treat ear, bladder, prostate, sinus and other infections. Fluoroquinolones are chemotherapy drugs.

Doctors warn that 80% of patients are contaminated with high levels of toxic mercury
(NaturalNews) Dental amalgam fillings and seafood are the two most common sources of mercury exposure, with the fillings containing up to 50% mercury and the rest a combination of silver, tin and copper.

Study of Gluten-Free Diet Reveals High Concentrations of Arsenic in Rice Products
Natural Blaze - Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance – arsenic – as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. The European Union is working to establish the maximum quantities of arsenic in these products.

Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life
Dr. Mercola - The more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be—that’s the new consensus among researchers. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) now lists inactivity as the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for nine percent of premature deaths.

Research says gratitude can reverse aging, stress and ill health
(NaturalNews) With all the doom and gloom in the world, it seems as though everywhere we turn, there's one crisis or another. And although it's crucial to be well-informed and prepared in these modern times, "consuming" a consistent diet of bad news takes a toll on health, happiness and even our rate of aging. In spite of this, we can apply straightforward action that counteracts the negative effects that we experience.

How Technology Has Made Global Polio Eradication Impossible
Green Med Info - Once the WHO's, CDC's & Bill & Melinda Gates foundation's pseudo-scientific global polio eradication is revealed for what it is, billions of folks around the world will wake up to the fact that biotechnology itself has transformed polio into a far greater threat to human health.

Broccoli Sprouts May Show Promise In Treating Autism - Results from clinical trials suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts -- and best known for claims that it can help prevent certain cancers -- may ease classic behavioral symptoms in those with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Pet News

Cat People vs. Dog People: Who's Smarter, Healthier, and More Outgoing?
Dr. Becker - Interestingly enough, there are proven differences between cat lovers and dog lovers, which I’ll share shortly. In terms of sheer numbers, more US households own dogs than cats (36.5% versus 30.4%, respectively, which would imply that the majority of pet owners are, in fact, dog people. That being said, cat people are a significant and proud group, and Vet Street recently called out six top reasons why.

The Truth Pet Food vs Human Food
Susan Thixton - In a clear attempt to mislead consumers, the Pet Food Institute (PFI – lobby organization that represents Big Pet Food) appears to tell readers that pet food is governed by more complex regulations than human food. It’s so wrong.





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