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- March 30, 2015 - Today in History:
1814 - The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into Paris.
1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his
patient was anesthetized by ether.
1855 - About 5,000 "Border Ruffians" from western Missouri invaded the
territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery
legislature. It was the first election in Kansas.
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of
race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1870 - Texas was readmitted to the Union.
1903 - Revolutionary activity in the Dominican Republic brought U.S.
troops to Santo Domingo to protect American interests.
1905 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was chosen to mediate in the
Russo-Japanese peace talks.
1916 - Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.
1936 - Britain announced a naval construction program of 38 warships.
1944 - The U.S. fleet attacked Palau, near the Philippines.
1945 - The U.S.S.R. invaded Austria during World War II.
1946 - The Allies seized 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party
1950 - U.S. President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a
saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1972 - The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops
crossed into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern portion of
1975 - As the North Vietnamese forces moved toward Saigon South
Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets in desperation.
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington,
DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary
James Brady were also wounded.
1982 - The space shuttle Columbia completed its third and its longest
test flight after 8 days in space.
1984 - The U.S. ended its participation in the multinational peace force
2006 - American reporter Jill Carroll, a freelancer for The Christian
Science Monitor, was released after 82 days as a hostage in Iraq.
2009 - President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control
over the auto industry, rejecting GM and Chrysler's restructuring plans
and engineering the ouster of GM's chief executive, Rick Wagoner..
Retreat or be bombed, Yemeni rebels told
The Telegraph - Saudi-led bombing raids will continue in Yemen until
Shia insurgents who have taken control of swathes of the country
"withdraw and surrender their weapons", the Arab League said on Sunday.
Officials from Sunni Arab states, attending a summit in the Egyptian
city of Sharm el Sheikh, also announced plans to set up a joint reaction
force to tackle uprisings in the region.
Australia To Start Taxing Bank Deposits
Zero Hedge - According to Australia's ABC News, the "Federal Government
looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May
budget."Ironically, the idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor
in 2013 and was criticized by Tony Abbott at the time. Much has changed
in two years, and as ABC reports, assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
has indicated an announcement on the new tax could be made before the
Saudi Arabia-led Coalition Intensifies Airstrikes Against Houthis in
Sputnik News - A Saudi-Arabia led coalition intensified its airstrikes
against the Houthi rebels’ positions in Yemen, Sky News Arabia reported
Sunday. The coalition planes bombed Houthis’ positions in Al Hudaydah
governorate in the West of Yemen, close to the Al Hunaydah airport, and
in the Marib governorate in the centre of the country. The coalition
also targeted the Taiz governorate.
Arab League agrees to create joint Arab military force - Egypt's
RT - "The Arab leaders have decided to agree on the principle of a joint
Arab military force," Sisi said Sunday as the summit wrapped up. The
summit final communique called for "coordination, efforts and steps to
establish an unified Arab force" to intervene in countries such as
Yemen. The Egyptian leader said a high-level panel will work out the
structure and mechanism of the future force. The work is expected to
take four months.
What's REALLY Going On In Yemen
Washington's Blog - Confused about the war in Yemen? Here’s what’s
really going on. Yemen – previously called “Aden” – has one of the
oldest civilizations in the Middle East. But it has been racked with
violence for a long time…
Iran Deal Reached in Switzerland
Breitbart - The news agency Agence France-Presse reports from Lausanne,
Switzerland that Iran and the P5+1 powers (the five UN Security Council
permanent members, plus Germany) have reached “provisional agreement” on
the terms of nuclear deal. Though the terms were not released as the
news broke at roughly 9:15 a.m. EDT, the framework is thought to be
generous to Iran, as the U.S. and other western nations had caved on key
positions in the days leading up to a March 31 deadline.
Saudi Arabia says it won't rule out building nuclear weapons
The Independent - Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring
nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has
indicated.... The ambassador’s reticence to rule out a military nuclear
programme may reignite concerns that the autocratic monarchy has its eye
on a nuclear arsenal.
Russia 'to join China-led development bank'
Yahoo News - Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank
AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an
international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies… The
Beijing-backed AIIB, unveiled in October, is a multinational lender that
the United States perceives as a threat to the Washington-led World
Bank. It has proved highly successful with countries that are US allies,
however, with Britain, Germany, France, Italy and this week South Korea
all saying they intend to join the $50 billion (46 billion euro) bank.
Psychiatric medications found in home of Germanwings pilot Andreas
Lubitz, who underwent 18 months of psychiatric 'treatment'
(NaturalNews) Just as Natural News publicly predicted in a
widely-circulated article entitled Germanwings jetliner catastrophe: The
first antidepressant drug-induced mass murder of the skies?, psychiatric
drugs have now been located and identified by law enforcement
authorities searching the home of the murder-suicide co-pilot.
Germanwings plane crash: ‘People all over the world will know my name,’
Andreas Lubitz told ex-girlfriend
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The U.S. Is Now Putting Bounties On The Heads of Hackers
Activist Post - Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev was indicted ten
months ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on multiple federal
charges relating to cyber criminal activity. The only problem is
that the Department of Justice has no idea where he is. Since
then, the DOJ has employed an age-old technique that they are
hoping will entice someone to turn in the 31-year-old to US
authorities. They have placed a hefty bounty on his head. The
U.S. government is offering $3 million to anyone with
information that leads to the apprehension of the Russian.
US General Recommends ''Shielding'' Terrorists In Syria
Brandon Turbeville - In what should come as no surprise to
anyone who has followed the Syrian crisis, the top US commander
in the Middle East, General Lloyd Austin, has apparently
recommended that the US military “shield” the new death squad
terrorists being trained by the United States who are soon to be
deployed across the country. Gen. Austin told Congress on
Thursday that he was currently waiting on the White House's
response to his recommendation.
IRS Scandal Deja Vu: Hillary Clinton's Email Server "Wiped
Zero Hedge - The key question is when said server formatting
took place. This appears to have taken place after the first
production request had come in, which means that Clinton may
well be guilty of destruction of evidence. He said while it’s
“not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to
permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she
made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of
State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her
public record to the Department.”
Republicans Blast Hillary: "Not Even Nixon Destroyed The Tapes"
Video Shows Troops Training to Intern Citizens in Fort
Paul Joseph Watson - Martial law-style drill caught on camera.
Footage out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida shot earlier this week
shows military and law enforcement practicing the internment of
citizens during martial-law style training. The clip shows armed
troops arresting role players on the street before a column of
prisoners are marched towards a mock internment facility. Black
Hawk choppers are also seen whizzing between buildings.
Federal Judge Rules Municipal Police Can Never Be Considered
The New American - The judge found that the police officers who
took over Mitchell's home were not soldiers and that the Third
Amendment was written to protect individuals from "military
intrusion into a private home."... While Gordon may have been
correct in this ruling, his language is so broad that it may
actually set a dangerous precedent. As Ilya Somin explained in
the Washington Post: "The reasoning is very plausible and quite
possibly correct. But it may too readily conclude that
'municipal police' can never be considered soldiers for purposes
of the Amendment."
Did US Nerve Gas Poison Our Own Troops In First Gulf War?
Ben Swann - More than 200,000 of the 700,000 U.S. troops sent to
Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War were hit by nerve gas, a
fact the Department of Defense continues to deny and cover up.
But the effects of the nerve gas are undeniable, Newsweek
reports. Troops who were nearest the nerve gas are suffering at
non-trivial rates which seemingly can’t be chalked up to
randomness. A clear pattern is emerging. Medical experts are
recording cancer rates at two or three times above average for
the exposed troop population.
Santelli Stunned As Janet Yellen Admits "Cash Is Not A Store Of
Zero Hedge - Intended warning or unintended slip? After Alan
Greenspan's confessional admission that "Gold is a currency. It
is still, by all evidence, a premier currency. No fiat currency,
including the dollar, can match it," we found it remarkable that
during the Q&A after her speech today that Janet Yellen, when
asked about negative rates, admitted that "cash in not a very
convenient store of value," seemingly hinting at Bernanke's
helicopter and that there will be no deflation in The US ever...
Rick Santelli then sums it all up perfectly... "deflation is
clearly the boogeyman... and the only thing that will save the
Pew Researcher: Rate of Illegal Immigrant Males In Workforce 12
Percent Higher Than U.S.-Born Males
Breitbart - An illegal immigrant male residing in the United
States is more likely to be gainfully employed than a male who
is a legal immigrant or U.S.-born citizen, a senior demographer
at the Pew Research Center think tank told lawmakers.
"Electric Cars Are Doing More Harm Than Good" Professor Warns
Zero Hedge - "An electric car does not make you green... You’re
better off filling up at the pump," if you live in Canada.
According to a new study by professor Chris Kennedy, even if
every driver in Canada made the switch - from gas to electric -
the total emissions might not actually go down... since in
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, electric cars generate
more carbon pollution over their lifetimes than gas-powered
Blatant Fraud Discredits 43 Major Scientific Studies
Vocative - Some scientific researchers are rigging the peer
review process to speed up publication and defraud the
scientific community. This week, BioMed Central officially
retracted 43 papers published in its family of nearly 300
journals, covering topics from prostate cancer diagnostics to
repairing broken ankles.
AT&T’s plan to watch your Web browsing—and what you can do about
Ars Technica - Want to opt out? It could cost up to $744 extra
per year. If you have AT&T’s gigabit Internet service and wonder
why it seems so affordable, here's the reason—AT&T is boosting
profits by rerouting all your Web browsing to an in-house
traffic scanning platform, analyzing your Internet habits, then
using the results to deliver personalized ads to the websites
you visit, e-mail to your inbox, and junk mail to your front
A Glut of Texas ‘Pro-Vax’ Bills Threaten Vaccination Exemptions
Breitbart - Pro-vaccination legislative fever is sweeping the
nation faster than the recent measles and whooping cough
outbreaks combined. Texas is no exception. A glut of proposed
mandatory inoculation bills are moving through the 84th
Legislative session. These are bills that would threaten
existing vaccination exemptions.
Scientists in Canada Being Censored from Covering Dangers of
Aluminum in Vaccines
Health Impact News - The U.S. Government has a serious conflict
of interest when it comes to discussing vaccine safety, as they
are the largest purchaser of vaccines in the U.S. The CDC alone
purchases over $4 billion in vaccines every year. Outside the
U.S. the largest purchaser of vaccines is the United Nations,
primarily through UNICEF, and the World Health Organization
(WHO), funded primarily by pharmaceutical companies, is the
Government body approving the vaccines to be purchased and
distributed. Negative news regarding vaccine safety is,
therefore, vigorously opposed.
9 Drugs That Top the List of Dangerous Human Medications for Pets
Dr. Becker - While most conscientious pet owners are aware of poisons
and other potential hazards around the home, many don’t realize that
several very common over-the-counter and prescription human medications
can spell disaster for a beloved pet.
- March 27, 2015 - Today in History:
1794 - The U.S. Congress
authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1802 - The Treaty of Amiens was signed ending the French Revolutionary
1836 - In Goliad, TX, about 350 Texan prisoners, including their
commander James Fannin, were executed under orders from Gen. Antonio
López de Santa Anna. An estimated 30 Texans escaped execution.
1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which
later became the 14th amendment.
1884 - The first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to
1901 - Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by the U.S.
1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC.
The trees were a gift from Japan.
1933 - About 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York
1952 - The U.S. Eighth Army reached the 38th parallel in Korea, the
original dividing line between the two Koreas.
1976 - Washington, DC, opened its subway system.
2004 - NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7
(about 5,000 mph).
2009 - President Barack Obama launched a fresh effort to defeat al-Qaida
terrorists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, ordering in 4,000 more
Take a look
at this bottle of cranberry juice that a Power Hour Team member drank
last night. The empty bottle you can see the 'smudge' near the top, and
when the bottle was full still, he took a picture of it and what do you
think it looks like???
Germanwings’ Andreas Lubitz underwent psychiatric treatment says reports
RT - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately
bringing down the plane with 150 people on board, suffered depression
and underwent psychiatric treatment, German media report. Germanwings
co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately bringing down the
plane with 150 people on board, suffered depression and underwent
psychiatric treatment, German media report.
Police Claim to Find 'Significant Clue' at Home of Alps Plane Crash
Co-Pilot of Germanwings Airbus Was MUSLIM CONVERT …’Hero of Islamic
Gateway Pundit - According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German
PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam,
Andreas Lubitz. Translation from German: All evidence indicates that the
copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as
a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by
the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from
the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out
this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the
investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed
that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received
his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.
CIA Refuses to Share Updated Intelligence on MH17 Crash - US Journalist
Sputnik News - The US Central Intelligence Agency will not release an
updated assessment of the Malaysia MH17 flight crash because it would
exonerate the Russian government from involvement, US journalist Robert
Parry, known for helping expose the Iran-Contra affair, told Sputnik.
Greek bank deposits lowest in 10yrs as savers pull funds
RT - Deposits in Greek banks have declined by around €7.6 billon in
February as customers started pulling out their money with fears growing
the country may possibly exit the eurozone. Private and business
deposits dropped to €140.5 billion in February, which is the lowest
level in 10 years, data from the Bank of Greece showed Thursday,
according to Financial Times. The withdrawals were lower than in
January. About €20.4 billion was pulled out in the two months before
Athens reached an agreement with the Eurogroup to extend its €172
billion bailout until June.
Ukraine's Life-Saving IMF Deal in Jeopardy Over $3bln Default to Russia
Major power outage throughout northern Holland (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Large areas of the Netherlands have been left without electricity.
The north of the country has been mainly affected, with the Dutch
electricity network operator saying the outage has been caused by a
power grid overload. The capital Amsterdam has been hit, along with the
area around Schiphol Airport. Twitter has reported that some hospitals
in Amsterdam have been left without power, while the tram and metro
networks are also not running in the capital. Thousands of people have
been stuck on public transport because the doors will not open as they
are controlled electronically.
US Warships in Red Sea Ready to Respond in Yemen - CENTCOM
Sputnik News - Two United States warships stationed in the Red Sea are
ready to respond to the situation in Yemen as the US Department of
Defense closely monitors the Houthi uprising in the country, US Central
Command said on Thursday.
Yemen Ground Invasion By Saudi, Egyptian Troops Imminent
Zero Hedge - Moments ago AP reported that Egyptian military and security
officials told The Associated Press that the military intervention will
go further, with a ground assault into Yemen by Egyptian, Saudi and
other forces, planned once airstrikes have weakened the capabilities of
the rebels. "The assault will be by ground from Saudi Arabia and by
landings on Yemen's Red and Arabian Sea coasts. The aim is not to occupy
Yemen but to weaken the Houthis and their allies until they enter
negotiations for power-sharing, the officials said."
The World's Greatest Oil Chokepoints, And Why Yemen Matters
Zero Hedge - About half the world's oil production is moved by tankers
on fixed maritime routes, according to Reuters. The blockage of a
chokepoint, even temporarily, can lead to substantial increases in total
energy costs and thus, these checkpoints are crucial to global energy
security. While Hormuz remains the largest chokepoint (and along with
Bab el-Mandeb explains why Yemen matters so much), Malacca (as we noted
previously) is quickly becoming another area of potential problems.
Baghdad Troops Take Lead in Fight to Take Back Tikrit from ISIL -
Sputnik News - CENTCOM Commander General Lloyd Austin said Shia militia
fighters “have pulled back from that area” and 4,000 Iraqi army and
police forces are leading “clearing operations” in Tikrit. Austin
confirmed that the Iraqi government will be in charge of all forces in
the assault, a US condition for airstrikes against the terror group
there. It marks a reassertion of US influence in the offensive, the AFP
reported. Washington has been dismayed by the influence it says Iran has
had in the operation, citing Tehran’s supply of advice and artillery to
the Shia militias.
Russia warns NATO drills a 'problem' as US attack planes buzz Poland
RT - Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war
games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at
drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders
will have a negative long-term impact.... The military exercises are
supposed to come as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims at
“reassuring NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring
peace and stability in the region” following the recent developments in
Greece gets extra $1.1bn funding from ECB, has to prove trust
RT - The European Central Bank has increased the emergency funds
available to Greek lenders by $1.1 billion, in an attempt to keep Greece
in the eurozone. But, euroarea officials have told Greece they have zero
trust in its ability to deliver effective policy. The European Central
Bank on Wednesday increased the amount of money Greek banks can borrow
under its emergency lending program to $77.8 billion, Bloomberg
reported. The increase is the biggest this month since lenders lost
access to normal ECB funding lines in February. The EU is currently
holding back crucial financial aid as the European Commission has made
$2 billion of unused funds available to Greece to help the country avert
a cash crunch.
South Korea says to seek membership in China-backed AIIB
(Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it has decided to seek to be a
founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),
another key U.S. ally joining the China-led institution despite
Why Is Russia Building Massive Underground Bomb Shelters?
Zero Hedge - Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground
complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be
approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as
big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltway. Back in the 1990s,
the Clinton administration was deeply concerned about the construction
of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau mountain, but they could
never seem to get any straight answers from the Russians. The command
center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight
down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain.
Germanwings A320 plane crash: 'Explosion and smoke' before Airbus
plunged into French Alps
IBTimes - A helicopter pilot in the French Air Force based in Orange, 30
minutes away from the site of the crash, told IBTimes UK witnesses in
the crash investigation told him "they had heard an explosion and seen
smoke". While the French authorities have not confirmed these accounts,
the pilot confirms the French Air Force has received a number of
corroborating witness testimonies. The pilot also confirmed that debris
was found upstream from the crash site - which he said confirmed the
fact that the piece of fuselage had "been detached from the aircraft
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US proposes to let Iran operate fortified nuclear site says
RT - Washington is considering letting Iran operate hundreds of
centrifuges at a formerly secret bunker, in exchange for
limiting research at other sites, US officials taking part in
the nuclear talks in Geneva told AP. Instead of uranium, any
centrifuges permitted at the Fordo facility would work on
isotopes used in medicine, science or industry, the officials
said. In return, Iran would scale back the number of centrifuges
it currently operates at the Natanz facility, and accept
inspections and other restrictions.
9/11 Commission Report Instructs FBI to Step Up Fake Terror
Kurt Nimmo - Report appears as agency visits Capitol Hill to
defend an $8.48 billion budget request. On Wednesday the FBI
released a final report to the 9/11 Review Commission. “I am
pleased the Review Commission recognized the significant
progress we have made to build a threat-based,
intelligence-driven law enforcement and national security
organization,” said FBI Director James B. Comey.
DEA agents had 'sex parties' with prostitutes, watchdog says
Politico - Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration
reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug
cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report
released by the Justice Department on Thursday. In addition,
Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the
DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report
states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and
some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.
Topeka Police Implement New Policy: When a Cop Stops You, Hands
Must Go Up
The Free Thought Project - Drivers as well as their passengers
in Topeka Kansas will soon be subject to a new policy requiring
everyone to put their hands up during police stops.... However,
the implications regarding this practice are horrid, and many
residents are up in arms about being forced to be up in arms....
First of all, this “policy” was not approved by the taxpayers.
No citizens got to vote on its implementation, and it is going
to be enforced with potentially deadly force. Secondly, it
treats ALL parties stopped by police as criminals.
33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be
Shocked To Learn
Economic Collapse - This article includes some weird facts, some
fun facts, but also some very troubling facts. It has been said
that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and
hopefully as people enjoy reading the fun facts in this article
they will also take note of the more serious facts. If we are
ever going to change course as a nation, we need to come to
grips with just how far we have fallen. The following are 33
strange facts about America that most Americans would be shocked
Veterans Hurt by Chemical Weapons in Iraq Get Apology
NY Times - The under secretary of the Army on Wednesday
apologized for the military’s treatment of American service
members exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, and he announced
new steps to provide medical support to those with lingering
health effects and to recognize veterans who had been denied
awards. Under Secretary Brad R. Carson acknowledged that the
military had not followed its own policies for caring for troops
exposed to old and abandoned chemical munitions that had been
scattered around Iraq, and he vowed improvement.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
WHO Glyphosate Report Ends Thirty Year Cancer Cover Up
Sustainable Pulse - On February 11, 1985 the carcinogenic
potential of glyphosate was first considered by an EPA panel,
called the Toxicology Branch Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee, in
a consensus review dated March 4, 1985, then classified
glyphosate as a Class C Carcinogen. A Class C Carcinogen has
”Suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” according to the
EPA. This Class C classification was changed by the EPA six
years later to a Class E category which suggests “evidence of
non-carcinogenicity for humans”. Mysteriously this change in
glyphosate’s classification occurred during the same period that
Monsanto was developing its first Roundup-Ready (glyphosate-resistant)
11 Quick Reasons to Dislike DuPont as Much as Monsanto
Learn how to make all-natural acorn flour for self-reliance
(NaturalNews) If you're ready to enjoy a flavorful, healthy
flour that's a pleasant blend of sweet and nutty, then you'll
want to try making acorn flour. It's an easy, affordable habit
that not only makes meals more flavorful, but is also one that
puts you on the fast track toward self-reliance. And these days,
just about everyone knows that self-reliance is essential,
especially as society stands on the brink of collapse.
10 of The Most Functional Foods In The World Which Destroy
Dave Mihalovic - Many specific proteins, enzymes and coding
within our immune system may be activated to kill cancer cells.
There is no such thing as a cancer cell that cannot be defeated
by the human immune system. The difference between cancers that
grow and those that don't are what we put in our bodies to
prohibit their growth. Proteins can be rendered ineffective if
cells experience uncontrolled growth though damage or mutations
to DNA or if toxins through food and chemical pollution override
the immune system's natural function.
Ginger: The Enemy of Type 2 Diabetes
Green Med Info - Ginger has been studied to have value in over
150 health conditions with type 2 diabetes top of the list. With
anti-diabetic drugs linked to increased cardiovascular
mortality, natural alternatives are needed now more than
ever.... there are over 2100 published studies on the medicinal
properties of ginger in the scientific literature, and the
Greenmedinfo database contains evidence that it has value in
over 170 different health conditions, and has over 50 different
beneficial physiological effects
Couple Back to Court in Texas for ‘Animal Crush Videos’
Breitbart - A Houston couple will, once again, face federal trial for
making and distributing “animal crush videos” depicting the torture and
killing of animals after the Supreme Court of the United States declined
to accept appellate review. Federal District Court Judge Sim Lake
previously dismissed the charges against Ashley Nichole Richards and
Brent Justice -- calling the videos protected free speech. Related:
Worldwide campaign against animal crush videos at StopCrush.org
MP advocates tougher penalties for animal cruelty
RT - A Russian lawmaker has drafted a bill toughening the punishment for
cruelty to animals, citing requests from concerned citizens and groups
and also experts’ claims that those who are cruel to animals can become
dangerous to people. Oleg Lebedev of the Communist Party proposes an
increase in the minimum punishment for cruel treatment of animals (a
criminal offense in Russia) from the current fine of 80,000 rubles
(about US$1300) or the convict’s income over a six-month period up to
160,000 rubles ($2600) or one year’s income. The maximum punishment is
increased from six months to one year of detention.
- March 26, 2015 - Today in History:
1804 - The U.S. Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the
Mississippi to Louisiana.
1804 - The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana
and the Territory of Orleans.
1885 - Eastman Kodak (Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co.) produced the first
commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY.
1910 - The U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the 1907 Immigration Act
that barred criminals, paupers, anarchists and carriers of disease from
settling in the U.S.
1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended.
1951 - The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat
of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent
1982 - Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1983 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
1989 - The first free elections took place in the Soviet Union. Boris
Yeltsin was elected.
1998 - In the U.S., the Federal government endorses new HIV test that
yields instant results.
1998 - Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. pay a $3.15 million fine
for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal
1999 - In Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree
murder for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection and putting it
all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for "60 Minutes."
2007 - The design for the "Forever Stamp" was unveiled by the U.S.
Oil surges 6% on Saudi airstrikes in Yemen
RT - Brent and WTI added more than 4 percent after Saudi Arabia and its
allies launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi
rebels. Saudi Arabia is the biggest oil supplier in the region, and
southern Yemen is home to many LNG hubs. WTI shot up more than 6.43
percent to $52.38 per barrel, and Brent climbed to $59.71, a 59.72
percent increase at 11:00 am Moscow time. Saudi Arabia and nine allied
countries began airstrikes at 11 pm GMT, deploying a total of 70 fighter
Yemen rebels gained access to secret US files – report
RT - Houthi Shiite rebels obtained secret Yemeni intelligence documents
with details about US-backed counter-terrorism operations, including the
names and locations of informants, the Los Angeles Times reported citing
American officials. The documents were stolen when Houthi fighters took
over the office of Yemen’s National Security Bureau in the country's
capital Sanaa, which was closely cooperating with the CIA on various
anti-terror missions. US officials claim that some files were given to
Leaders of 16 Nations Expected at China BFA Annual Conference
Sputnik News - The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference
opening ceremony will be attended by 16 world leaders, including event
host Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the forum website. The
organizers expect more than 2,000 delegates from political, business,
academic and media circles to attend the event. Among them will be 80
officials and 65 heads of Fortune 500 companies.
US Starts Bombing ISIL-Held Tikrit After Iraqi Assault Stalls
Sputnik News - The US-led coalition began airstrikes in support of Iraqi
operations against Islamic State fighters in the city of Tikrit, the
Associated Press reported. A US official says the airstrikes began after
the Iraqi government requested US help. The official spoke on condition
of anonymity because the American attacks had not yet been officially
announced. An Associated Press reporter in Tikrit reported hearing
warplanes overhead late Wednesday, followed by multiple explosions.
Another Middle East War Breaks Out: US-Supported Saudi Arabia Begins
Bombing Yemen, Tanks Cross Border
Zero Hedge - Earlier today we reported that, on very short notice, Saudi
Arabia had moved heavy military equipment including artillery to areas
near its border with Yemen, "raising the risk that the Middle East’s top
oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict." In other
words, Saudi Arabia was preparing for war. Moments ago all these
warnings were borne out when Al-Arabiya reported that the latest
middle-east war is now official after Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf States
had launched a bombing campaign against Yemen.
US Hegemony, Dollar Dominance Are Officially Dead As China Scores
Overwhelming Victory In Bank Battle
Zero Hedge - The China-led development bank essentially marks an epochal
shift away from traditionally US-dominated multinational institutions
like the IMF and the ADB. Meanwhile, it also represents an implicit
attempt by the Chinese to usher in a kind of sino-Monroe Doctrine. The
more isolated the US becomes as it relates to the new venture, the more
transparent its motives seem. This was never about “standards” (the
original excuse for Washington’s opposition to the bank), but rather
about stifling Chinese ambition. "America seems to be confirming China’s
darkest fears: it has adopted a policy of containment that is wrong in
principle and has failed in practice," notes The Economist.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Corporate Suits
Against U.S. to Be Heard in Secret World Bank Tribunals
NY Times - An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama
would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for
actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their
business, according to a classified document. The Trans-Pacific
Partnership — a cornerstone of Mr. Obama’s remaining economic agenda —
would grant broad powers to multinational companies operating in North
America, South America and Asia. Under the accord, still under
negotiation but nearing completion, companies and investors would be
empowered to challenge regulations, rules, government actions and court
rulings — federal, state or local — before tribunals organized under the
World Bank or the United Nations.
Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France
NY Times - As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with
150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator
said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the
cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in. A
senior military official involved in the investigation described "very
smooth, very cool" conversation between the pilots during the early part
of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated
that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Admin Declassifies Top-Secret Doc Revealing Israel’s
Breitbart - The Pentagon has declassified a document that was
once labeled “top-secret,” which goes into sophisticated detail
about Israel’s nuclear weapons program. The document was
released quietly just prior to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress.
VIDEO: Clinton hit with racketeering lawsuit over emails
The Hill - Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch,
launched dozens of lawsuits against former President Bill
Clinton’s administration. The conservative group Freedom Watch
has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce
documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
ISIS Releases City ‘Kill List': Most Towns Included Make Sense
to No One
Daily Sheeple - In an ongoing bid to scare the public with
propaganda direct from our government’s own creation, it is
being publicized in the mainstream media that the Pentagon has
responded to what has been dubbed ISIS’s “kill list.”... Here’s
the list of cities by state (via News Channel 10 out of
Crackdown on Medicare Fraud Brought back $3.3 Billion in One
AllGov - Spearheaded by Attorney General Eric Holder and
then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the
HEAT program ramped up an 18-year effort by their two
departments to battle Medicare fraud. Of the $3.3 billion
recovered, $1.9 billion was funneled back into the Medicare
Trust Fund, $1.2 billion went to the U.S. Treasury, and $155
million to other agencies. Whistleblowers collected $370 million
of the funds for helping expose Medicare fraud.
New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in
Children and Report them to Police
The Free Thought Project -Texas State Representative Jason
Villalba (R-Dallas) is once again in the spotlight after
submitting yet another Orwellian proposal, H.B. 985.... Now with
H.B. 985, Villalba intends to give school officials the
authority to force psychological screenings of students that
teachers and staff diagnose as having mental health issues. Once
the process is set in motion by school officials, parents would
be forced to take their child to a mental health professional
within 30 days, under threat of suspension of the child from
Madness Coming To Gold Market: “There Are Thirty to Fifty Owners
For Each Ounce of Gold That’s Out There”
Mac Slavo - In London the price is based two factors: 1) the
“futures” market in New York. This is where people buy a
contract for future gold. Gold that may or may not exist today
but they are willing to purchase today and take “delivery” in
the future. 2) The other factor is a very small group of
banksters sitting around and determining what the price should
be.... The banks operating in these paper markets do so with
gold that they don’t own. They trade in paper receipts. The
reason that’s a problem is that there are anywhere from thirty
to fifty “owners” for every ounce of gold out there.
Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes
Ian Smith - Out of this total number, $1,141,622,621 is owed by
civilian employees, $602,698,872 by retired civilian employees,
and the remainder by active and retired military members....
Chaffetz is also the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee Chairman, and he will be holding markup hearings for
several bills this week, one of which is the Federal Employee
Tax Accountability Act of 2015 (S 303), a bill which would make
federal employees with seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible
to receive bonuses.
RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy
PCWorld - For years, RadioShack made a habit of collecting
customers’ contact information at checkout. Now, the bankrupt
retailer is putting that data on the auction block. A list of
RadioShack assets for sale includes more than 65 million
customer names and physical addresses, and 13 million email
addresses. Bloomberg reports that the asset sale may include
phone numbers and information on shopping habits as well.
The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial
Economic Collapse - Since the depths of the last recession, the
price of ground beef in the United States has doubled. Has your
paycheck doubled since then? Even though the Federal Reserve
insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the
government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has
been on an unprecedented run over the past six years. In early
2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering
near 2 dollars. In February, it hit a brand new all-time record
high of $4.238 per pound.
Fracking moratorium, strict liability standards bills pass in
RT - Both chambers of the Maryland legislature passed bills that
would rein in hydraulic fracturing in the state. The House of
Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on fracking, while the
Senate approved strict liability standards for oil and gas
drillers. The House voted 93-45, a two-thirds majority that fell
largely along party lines, for the temporary ban so that a
committee can study the implications for public health and
Google's open door: Firm's execs average 1 meeting a week at
White House says report
RT - Visitor logs for the executive mansion and Obama
administration emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal
suggest that employees of the search engine giant sat down with
the president’s team roughly 230 times during the last six
years, including a slew of meetings with White House and Federal
Trade Commission officials during the FTC’s antitrust
investigation of Google that concluded in January 2013....
Reports of the burgeoning “revolving door” between Silicon
Valley and Washington are legion: ex-execs from Google and
Twitter were named the nation’s chief technology officer and
deputy CTO, respectively, late last year, and just this week
Google alumni Jason Goldman was named the White House’s new
chief digital officer.
Facebook Reveals its Master Plan – Control All News Flow
Michael Krieger - The new proposal by Facebook carries another
risk for publishers: the loss of valuable consumer data. When
readers click on an article, an array of tracking tools allow
the host site to collect valuable information on who they are,
how often they visit and what else they have done on the web.
Mall security is using facial recognition to spy on everyone
MassPrivateI - Documents obtained by The Intercept proves mall
security guards are using fake Facebook accounts to monitor
activists, befriend them, and obtain their personal information
and photographs without their knowledge. Mall of America enters
EVERY visitor into Homeland Security terror reports.
Apple Patents ‘Tracking People’ in Real Time
Sputnik News - In a move gone largely unnoticed outside the tech
world, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to
telecommunications giant Apple that would make it easy to see
what your friends and family are up to – even minute by minute
if you like.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Small farmers will soon have to prove their crops are non-GMO to
be able to make that claim
Chicago Tribune - Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label,
House Republicans are proposing a new government certification
for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. The idea is
part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that
include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The
certification would be voluntary, says Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan.,
who is including the idea in legislation he plans to introduce
VACCINE INJURY: First the Gut, Then the Brain
Green Med Info - When we think about vaccine injuries such as
autism and epilepsy, we generally consider a direct assault on
the brain. But the reality may be far different where injury
begins in the gut, leading to brain damage. This article will
explore potential mechanisms of gut-brain injuries by
New GMO Wine Makes Promises Of No More Hangovers, But At What
Natasha Longo - Scientists at the University of Illinois have
engineered a genetically modified yeast to enhance fermentation
and eliminate byproducts that cause hangovers. The question is,
how will altering natural yeast in fermentation processes affect
the chemical constituents in wine once metabolized? Food
scientists have been looking to incorporate additives consisting
of a series of chelation compounds to wine to prevent it from
looking, smelling and tasting funky after oxidation. The problem
is, many of them are toxic to living cells. A new method of
modifying yeast may bypass additives altogether.
- March 25, 2015 - Today in History:
1776 - The Continental Congress authorized a medal for General George
1813 - The frigate USS Essex flew the first U.S. flag in battle in the
1865 - During the American Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort
Stedman in Virginia.
1879 - Japan invaded the kingdom of Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands, formerly a
vassal of China.
1905 - Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil
War were returned to the South.
1940 - The U.S. agreed to give Britain and France access to all American
1947 - John D. Rockefeller III presented a check for $8.5 million to the
United Nations for the purchase of land for the site of the U.N. center.
1953 - The USS Missouri fired on targets at Kojo, North Korea.
1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass
1960 - A guided missile was launched from a nuclear powered submarine
for the first time.
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital
in Montgomery, AL.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered emergency aid for the
Honduran army. U.S. helicopters took Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launched a major counter-offensive
to recapture key towns from Kurds in northern Iraq.
1994 - United States troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
1996 - An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen began at a ranch
near Jordan, MT.
1998 - A cancer patient was the first known to die under Oregon's
doctor-assisted suicide law.
2004 - The U.S. Senate voted (61-38) on the Unborn Victims of Violence
Act (H.R. 1997) to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during the
commission of a violent federal crime.
Goal of Promoting 'Democracy' in Ukraine? US Wants to Exploit Its
Sputnik News - When the United States speaks about promoting democracy
and human rights, Washington is in fact pursuing its economic interests
and rights to natural resources, with Ukraine being no exception, German
MP Sahra Wagenknecht told Sputnik in an exclusive interview. "It is
common knowledge that a son of US Vice President Joe Biden serves on the
board of directors of Ukraine's gas producer," the deputy chair of
Germany's Left Party said.
Tear gas, rubber bullets as police disperse Canadian students’
RT - Canadian police used tear gas and reportedly fired rubber bullets
and sound bombs at hundreds of students protesting austerity measures at
an anti-capitalist rally in Montreal. Thousands took to the streets on
Tuesday to protest sweeping education cuts.
Taiwan Seizes Japanese Food From Radiation Affected Areas
Sputnik News - The Food and Drug Administration found 283 items of
Japanese food with counterfeit labels, in Chinese language, in local
supermarkets in early February. However, the government did not order
the removal until March 19, the German news agency dpa reported on
Wednesday. The food products — including instant noodles, black tea,
coffee and sweets — were falsely covered with stickers purporting to
show manufacturing in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and even parts of the
United States, state-run Central News Agency said.
Ukraine Continues to Spend Billions on Arms Despite Debt Crisis
Sputnik News - According to forecasts of financial analysts, Ukraine is
unlikely to repay Russia its debt of $ 3 billion, while at the same time
it is planning to spend $ 3.8 billion on arms purchases, “Deutsche
Wirtschafts Nachrichten” reports. Since the beginning of the crisis,
Ukraine has received several loans from the IMF and the EU, but the
financial situation in the country remains fragile. The country is to
repay $ 15 billion debt over the next four years, including the debt for
Russia that is to be discharged by December 2015.
US accuses Israel of spying on nuclear talks with Iran
Guardian - The US has accused Israel of spying on international
negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme and using the intelligence
gathered to persuade Congress to undermine the talks, according to a
report on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal cited senior administration
officials as saying the Israeli espionage operation began soon after the
US opened up a secret channel of communications with Tehran in 2012,
aimed at resolving the decade-long standoff over Iran’s nuclear
America and Iran 'taking part in joint military operations in Iraq'
The Telegraph - The United States is taking part in joint military
operations with Iran, admitting it is providing aerial surveillance over
the current battle for Tikrit. The assault on Isil-held Tikrit, Saddam
Hussein’s home town in Iraq, has stalled in recent days after initial
Greece pledges full list of reforms within the week
The Guardian - Greece has pledged to pull together a comprehensive list
of reforms by the start of next week, in an attempt to unlock fresh
funds before Athens runs out of cash in April. Government spokesman
Gabriel Sakellaridis said on Tuesday that the programme demanded by
Greece’s increasingly impatient creditors would be finished within days.
Germanwings plane black box found as mystery surrounds Alps crash
The Guardian - French air investigators are urgently examining a black
box cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Germanwings Airbus A-320 to try
to solve the mystery of why the aircraft crashed into a mountain in the
southern Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Investigators are
puzzled as to why the crew did not send out a mayday or distress signal
as flight U49525 rapidly lost altitude for eight minutes, or why the
pilot did not change course to avoid smashing into a rocky ravine at
around 430mph (700kmh).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Lawmakers Ask to Boost Funding for US-Israel Missile Defense
Sputnik News - US Congressman Peter Roskam and Congresswoman
Grace Meng explained that the funding levels would address the
evolving threats posed by Israeli adversaries, including Hamas,
Hezbollah, and Iran as well as yield economic, technological and
military benefits to the United States.... "In a bipartisan
letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense,
Republicans Roskam and Meng requested $41.4 million in funding
for the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system, $286.9 million for
the David's Sling Weapon System, and $146.9 million for the
Arrow Weapon System," the statement published on Tuesday read.
House Revives Bill To Completely Repeal The Patriot Act,
Dismantle NSA Spying
Daily Caller - Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan and Kentucky
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie announced in a press release their
intention to reintroduce the Surveillance State Repeal Act — a
bill first introduced following the Snowden leaks in 2013 that
would completely repeal the Patriot Act and the 2008 FISA
Amendments Act, as well as introduce reforms to the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Obama Announces No Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2015
Common Dreams - Under the guise of a transfer of power, Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani's and U.S. President Barack Obama
announced on Tuesday new "flexibility" in the U.S. military's
drawdown plan in Afghanistan, scrapping previous pledges made to
reduce troop levels by the end of the year. During the joint
address, Obama said that none of the 9,8000 U.S. troops in
Afghanistan will be withdrawn in 2015—despite his initial pledge
to reduce troop levels to 5,500 during that time.
The Top 10 Companies and The People That Make Billions of
Dollars From War
Daily Sheeple - In their article titled Companies Profiting the
Most From War, Thomas C. Frohlich and Mark Lieberman listed the
10 companies profiting the most from war. To identify them, they
examined the companies with the most arms sales based on
information from the Stockholm International Peace Research
Still Not Ready? Pentagon Extends F-35 Software Flaws Testing
Sputnik News - Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bodgan said
software testing in December revealed problems with the jets’
ability to fuse data about threats on the ground when four F-35s
were flying at once. As a result, the aircraft had trouble
identifying the number of targets.... The Marine Corps, however,
still plans to declare its version of the F-35, which can take
off and land vertically like a helicopter, ready for initial
combat use in July.... The defense contractor’s
[Lockheed-Martin] sales are forecasted to fall slightly this
year from $45.4 billion in 2014, with 17% derived from the F-35,
according to a Wall Street journal report.
More States Added to ‘Jade Helm’ Military Exercise
Adan Salazar & Mikael Thalen - The US military has quietly added
more states to its eight-week Jade Helm joint training drill,
originally designated to take place in seven southwestern
states. Speaking of the exercise at the Brazos County
Commissioners Court in Texas last month, Jade Helm Operations
Planner and retired Green Beret Thomas Mead told an audience
that the drill, which will run from July 15 to September 15,
will now include the states Mississippi and Florida.
Why is this N.C. Senator Comparing Religious Vaccine Exemptions
to the Taliban?
Health Impact News - Three North Carolina State Senators
recently introduced a bill to repeal the state’s religious
exemptions to vaccines. Apparently Senator Jeff Tarte believes
that a “religious belief” can only be something officially
sanctioned by a religious organization, and not a personal
belief between an individual and their Creator, because Mr.
Tarte stated that they researched religious organizations’
beliefs on vaccines in writing their bill.... But where it gets
really interesting is when Mr. Tarte reveals which religious
groups they found in their research that were “officially”
opposed to vaccines: “Christian Scientists” and “the Taliban.”
Friend of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Pleads Guilty to
Sputnik News - Khairullozhon Matanov, a 23-year-old cab driver
and friend to the Tsarnaev brothers, appeared in federal court
Tuesday to plead guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI.
According to a deal with prosecutors, the charge carries a
30-month sentence minus time served. He will be sentenced in
June. Had Matanov gone to court, there is enough evidence to
convict him for a possible 20-year sentence.
Judge Nap on New Clinton Revelations: 'She Knew What She Was
Saying Was Untrue' (Video)
Fox News Insider - There are new revelations in the email
controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, with the New York Times reporting that Clinton emailed
with her top aides on their personal accounts.
Wisconsin Cops Will Now Forcibly Take DNA For ALL Misdemeanors
Steve Watson - In an precedent setting move, beginning April,
cops in Wisconsin will not only take DNA samples from felons,
but will collect and record samples for ALL criminal misdemeanor
convictions. A local Fox affiliate carries the story, noting
that the number of DNA samples collected each year is set to
increase to an estimated 60,000. Currently 10,000-12,000 samples
per year are taken from felons.
Hummelstown police officer charged with homicide
ABC News - A Hummelstown police officer has been charged with
criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a South Hanover
Township man last month. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed
Marsico said following a state police investigation, he
concluded 36-year-old Lisa Mearkle was not justified in using
deadly force when she shot 59-year-old David Kassick.... Mearkle
is a 14-year veteran of the Hummelstown Police Department. She
was arraigned before District Judge Lowell Witmer and initially
sent to Dauphin County Prison without bail, but was released
after bail was modified to $250,000. A preliminary hearing is
scheduled April 20.
Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With
Kraft, Creating 5th Largest Food Company In The World
Zero Hedge - Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage
of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving
biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free
balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself,
and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods
whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news
of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage
company in the US, and 5th largest in the world. And while the
resulting company will certainly be a food giant, here is the
rationale behind the deal and the punchline for American
workers: "significant synergy opportunities." Translation:
thousands of layoffs imminent.
Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know
Activist Post - Over the course of a year that my electric power
company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been
installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been
able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission
Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a
padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I
received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health,
safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to
install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and
not because I’ve not paid my bill!
Ford’s new car will force you to obey the speed limit
Engadget - Ford’s Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first
appear on the new Ford S-Max that’s launching in Europe that
could just change the way that we drive. A camera mounted on the
windshield scans the road signs on the sides of the highway and,
when the vehicle enters a 20mph zone, the system reduces the top
speed to match. Rather than controlling the speed with automatic
braking, the car limits its own velocity by adjusting the amount
of fuel being pushed to the engine.
Woman Imprisoned In Mental Hospital For 8 DAYS After Claiming
Obama Follows Her On Twitter
Steve Watson - Turns Out POTUS actually DOES follow her. In a
truly bizarre case, a woman was recently locked up in the
psychiatric ward of a Long Island hospital, and forced to
undergo medical procedures against her will for over a week,
after she told police that The President follows her on
Twitter.... When the ordeal was finally over, the hospital
forced Brock to sign a statement saying she had lied... At no
point did anyone, police or doctors, actually check her Twitter
account to verify her claim.... She was also charged with a bill
of $13,637.10 upon her release, all for being held against her
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance
Sustainable Pulse - While other substances such as aspirin have
been shown to change bacteria’s tolerance to antibiotics
herbicides have never been tested. The team at the University of
Canterbury investigated what happens to species of
disease-causing bacteria when they are exposed to common
herbicides such as Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D.... The effects
found are relevant wherever people or animals are exposed to
herbicides at the range of concentrations achieved where they
are applied. This may include, for example, farm animals and
pollinators in rural areas and potentially children and pets in
urban areas. The effects were detectable only at herbicide
concentrations that were above currently allowed residue levels
KOMU 8 viewers share reasoning behind vaccination opinions
KOMU 8 invited viewers to participate in a vaccination survey.
In the first several weeks the survey was open, there were more
than 500 responses, but after a prominent vaccine opponent
promoted the survey, the number jumped to more than 1600.
Initially, only one anti-vaccination person was willing to go on
camera and share her opinion - Joyce Riley, Versailles native
and host of the radio talk show "Power Hour". Riley said, "I
have educated myself on vaccines to where I say I will never
take another vaccine as long as I live." Riley told KOMU 8...
VIDEO: Joyce Riley interviewed by KOMU on the controversy
Beware of Organ Removal for "Cancer Prevention": Jolie's
Green Med Info - With Angelina Jolie's recent announcement that
she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because of both
a BRCA 'gene defect' and a history of breast and ovarian cancer
in her family, the idea that genes play a dominant role in
determining biological destiny and cancer risk is proliferating
in the mainstream media and popular consciousness uncontrollably
like a cancer.
Why Angelina Jolie Should Leave Her Ovaries Alone
External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Green Med Info - Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious
to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps
solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil
- also referred to as linseed oil.
- March 24, 2015 - Today in History:
1720 - In Paris, banking houses closed due to financial crisis.
1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American
colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1828 - The Philadelphia & Columbia Railway was authorized as the first
state owned railway.
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was formed.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at
Morehead City, NC.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill granting future
independence to the Philippines.
1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the
1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to
1988 - Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M.
Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pled
innocent to Iran-Contra charges.
1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of
oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.
1989 - The U.S. decided to send humanitarian aid to the Contras.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package
that made the most changes in social programs since the New Deal.
1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two young boys open fire at students from woods
near a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others
were injured. The two boys were 11 and 13 years old cousins.
1998 - A former FBI agent said papers found in James Earl Ray's car
supports a conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther
2014 - It was announced that the U.S. and its allies would exclude
Russia from the G8 meeting and boycott a planned summit in Sochi in
response to Russia's takeover of Crimea.
2012 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant at
a Virginia hospital
Israel, US ‘boycott’ UN session on Gaza conflict
RT - Israeli and American representatives were conspicuously absent from
the UN Human Rights Council session on the Palestinian territories on
Monday. The session aimed to look into the Gaza conflict which killed
2,200 people in 50 days in 2014.... Tel Aviv refused to comment as to
why its representatives did not take part. The US, however, said that
one of the points on the UN session agenda – concerning human rights
violations against the Palestinians – lacked legitimacy.
Japan's Pacific Rim Job: Build 250-Mile Anti-Tsunami Wall To Create Jobs
Zero Hedge - AP reports the latest cunning plan from the Japanese is to
build a Pacific-Rim-esque "massive, costly sea wall to fend off
tsunamis." The $6.8 billion, 250-mile-long, 41-foot-high concrete
barrier public works project is seen by some as a necessary evil, and by
others as a jail... Perhaps The UN's head of Disaster Risk Reduction
summed it up best - "There's a bit of an over-belief in technology as a
US Heightens Military Presence in Gulf as Iran Nuclear Deal Approaches
Sputnik News - As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1
nations come to a head, the US begins Eagle Resolve, a massive military
exercise in the Persian Gulf. With the support of regional allies, the
US moved nearly 3,000 military personnel, as well as "air, land, sea,
and special operations components," into the gulf on March 8. Taking
place just off the coast of Kuwait, the exercise will continue through
the end of the month, and is meant to improve the military’s response
time should an incident occur in the region.
Fighting The "War on Terror" By Banning Cash
Zero Hedge - Taking advantage of public anxiety in the wake of the
attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, France has taken the
first step. It seems the terrorists involved partially financed these
attacks by cash, as well as by consumer loans and the sale of
counterfeit goods… Despite the arrant absurdity of blaming cash and
financial privacy for these crimes, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
brazenly stated that it was necessary to "fight against the use of cash
and anonymity in the French economy." He then announced extreme and
despotic measures to further restrict the use of cash by French
residents and to spy on and pry into their financial affairs.
Director of Respiratory Protection System Company Warns ISIS Will Launch
Chemical Attack in London’s Tube
Kurt Nimmo - U.S. has linked use of chlorine gas to al-Assad government
in Syria. The managing director of a company that sells respiratory
protection system technology says the Islamic State will likely conduct
a chlorine gas attack at British sporting events or in the Tube,
London’s underground public rapid transit system. “I am convinced that
IS fighters are all being given training in chemical weapons and the
British ones, who are likely to be more educated, will all be targeted
in the hope they may return home,” said Colonel de Bretton-Gordon.
Sanctions vs. Profit: UK Gov't to Justify Arms Exports to Russia
Sputnik News - The UK government is due to respond to an inquiry by the
parliamentary Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) on the high
figures of arms sales to Russia despite an embargo imposed in 2014 over
the crisis in Ukraine, CAEC's media officer told Sputnik on Monday. On
March 20, CAEC released an annual report scrutinizing UK arms exports
and the policies of arms control. In particular, the report states that
the country granted Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) worth
more than 131.5 million pounds ($196 million) for arms exports to
Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report
RT - Chinese-made advanced weapons systems flooding the international
market over the next 10 years will cause instability, and make it a lot
harder for the US to intervene in other countries, Foreign Policy
magazine warned.... Chinese weapons systems are often much cheaper than
those of competing exporters. And while they’re not better than Russian
or US alternatives, they are often good enough,” the US magazine
wrote.... Cheap Chinese and Indian weapons are also likely to “disrupt
the global arms market,” leading to a drop in orders for the US, Russia
and the EU, the expert said.
Children Suffer Genetic Damage from Pesticides in Argentina GM Soy
Sustainable Pulse - The study compared 50 children living in the town of
Marcos Juárez (Córdoba) at different distances from pesticide-sprayed
areas with 25 children from the city of Río Cuarto (Córdoba), who were
considered not to be exposed to pesticides. Genetic damage in the group
of exposed children in Marcos Juárez was 44% higher than in the
unexposed children in Río Cuarto. The most commonly used pesticides in
the region are glyphosate, cypermethrin, and chlorpyrifos.
WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US House urges Obama to send arms to Ukraine
RT - The US House has passed a resolution calling on President
Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, despite the
fragile truce in the eastern part of the country. The
non-binding resolution was approved by an overwhelming majority
of 348-48. Sending weapons to the Kiev government would not mean
involvement in a new war for America, claimed US Rep. Eliot
Engel (D-N.Y.), a Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs
Committee, who sponsored the document. “The people of Ukraine
are not looking for American troops," Engel said. "They are just
looking for the weapons.”
US promises billions to fund Afghan military through 2017
RT - Officials have confirmed the US will continue to spend
about $4 billion a year to fund Afghanistan’s military for the
next two fiscal years. It is a sign of support for the
government in Kabul, which Washington views as more cooperative
than in the past. The pledge means continued US funding for
Afghan security forces at the peak level of 352,000 troops
through the end of fiscal year 2017, a financial commitment
costing about $4 billion a year, news agencies quoted US
officials following the day of talks with Afghan leadership at
“By Hook or By Crook”: Determined Obama Vows to Go Beyond
Executive Actions to Rule
Mac Slavo - Controversially, President Obama announced in a
speech that he was using the powers of the Executive Branch to
shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, to ban
ammunition for AR-15s, ban the importation and sale of AK-47s
and even to seize a broad range of assets including farms,
industry, infrastructure and food during a declared emergency.
He also used the power of his pen to delay implementation of his
own pet project, Obamacare. Just last week, Obama issued an
executive action requiring government agencies to reduce their
carbon emissions by a whopping 40% – with no input from Congress
and involvement with the public.
Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch
Who Pushed for Closer Ties to EU Revealed
Washington Blog - Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs.
Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received
at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation,
according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine.
It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a
pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of
the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties
between Ukraine and the European Union.
Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or
Paul Joseph Watson - Banks are already required to file
‘suspicious activity reports’ on their customers, with threats
of fines and even jail time for directors if financial
institutions don’t meet quotas. But as investor and financial
blogger Simon Black points out, last week, “A senior official
from the Justice Department spoke to a group of bankers about
the need for them to rat out their customers to the police.”
Assistant attorney general Leslie Caldwell gave a speech in
which he urged banks to “alert law enforcement authorities about
the problem” so that police can “seize the funds” or at least
“initiate an investigation”.
Why Did Ted Cruz Refuse to Disclose How Much His Wife-a VP at
Alternet - [...] a curious statement on Cruz's financial
disclosure shows that he may not be so opposed to the
establishment he rails against. See, Cruz's wife is a vice
president at Goldman Sachs, the megabank so close to the powers
in Washington that it is often jokingly referred to as
“Government Sachs.” Because spousal income is shared, it is
required for Members of Congress to list their spouse's
employment if it gives them over $1,000. They are not required
to list the exact income their spouse receives, but they are
certainly allowed to if they are willing to be that transparent.
Cruz was not.
Judge Nap: Here's Where Ted Cruz Is Not Following the
Fox News - The judge said he likes Cruz's views toward the
Constitution overall, except when it comes to the senator's
views on using U.S. military force overseas. "I think Ted Cruz
would probably join all the other Republicans but Rand Paul with
the idea that we should - to use Woodrow Wilson's phrase - make
the world safe for democracy, which means perpetual death and
perpetual war," said Napolitano, arguing that Paul would be the
only candidate who shares his views on only fighting "defensive"
wars where the nation is truly under an imminent threat.
Report Says Former IRS Employees Can Still Peruse Your Tax
Forbes - It sounds preposterous, but a new watchdog report says
former IRS employees still have access to IRS computer systems
long after they have no official business with the information.
The report is by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an
independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.... One
co-author of the report said the IRS horde of taxpayer data can
be used by identity thieves. The timing couldn’t be worse for
the IRS. The IRS is failing to secure its massive computer
systems, leaving private taxpayer data vulnerable to fraudsters
and hackers, the new report from the GAO reveals.
FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money
InsideClimate News - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is
making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change.
Starting next year, the agency will approve
disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors
approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.
This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the
Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take
no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their
states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds.
Greenpeace Founding Member: Climate Alarmism "Preposterous," CO2
Emissions Saving Lives
The New American - Patrick Moore is no newcomer to
environmentalism. Boasting a Ph.D. in ecology, he became a
founding member of Greenpeace in 1971 and has been a leader in
international environmentalism for more than four decades. And
now he has penned an article entitled “Why I am a Climate Change
Skeptic,” in which he says that while we’re told the “debate is
over” and the “science is settled,” there’s actually “no
scientific proof” of the Anthropogenic (man-caused) Global
EPA Wants to Monitor How Long Hotel Guests Spend in the Shower
Richard Billies - The agency is spending $15,000 to create a
wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest
uses to get them to “modify their behavior.”...“This device will
be designed to fit most new and existing hotel shower fixtures
and will wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a
central hotel accounting system.”... “This technology will
provide hotel guests with the ability to monitor their daily
water online or using a smartphone app and will assist hotel
guest in modifying their behavior to help conserve water,” the
grant said. The project was filed under “Water conservation,”
“Urban water planning,” and “Sustainable water management.”
NSA Bulk Surveillance Could Continue even if Legal Authority
Expires on June 1
AllGov - The provision of the USA Patriot Act that allows the
data collection, Section 215, is set to expire on June 1, and so
far, lawmakers haven’t adopted legislation extending this
authority. However, the Obama administration could continue the
NSA program by drafting a legal memo authorizing the secretive
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to in turn
approve the bulk collection effort until Congress does act.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Colorado House votes to end unique ban on rain barrels
(AP) - The bill allows homeowners to collect up to 110 gallons
in rain barrels. Colorado's rain-barrel ban is little known and
widely flouted, with rain barrels for sale at many
home-gardening stores and commonly used by home gardeners. But
the barrels technically violate Colorado water law, which says
that people don't own the water that runs on or through their
property. They can use the water, but they can't keep it.
Colorado's law banning rain barrels was amended in 2009 to allow
use by people with their own wells. But the change didn't apply
to municipal water users. The House approved the rain barrel
bill 45-20, sending it to the Senate.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Seeking to Ban
NBC - In a move sure to draw fire from homeowners, the Bay Area
Air Quality Management District wants to ban the sale of all
homes with wood-burning fireplaces. To rent or sell homes,
homeowners would have to replace their wood fireplaces with gas
ones. The ban would also extend to fireplaces in all new homes.
The new measure could take effect as soon as this November.
Gilead Warns After Hepatitis Patient on Heart Drug Dies
(Bloomberg) - Gilead Sciences Inc. said nine patients taking its
hepatitis C drugs Harvoni or Sovaldi along with the heart
treatment amiodarone developed abnormally slow heartbeats and
one died of cardiac arrest. Three required a pacemaker to be
Seven Inexpensive Superfoods That'll Make You Feel Incredible
Dr. Mercola - Once you're eating non-adulterated foods—foods
that are as close to their natural state as possible—then
basically everything you eat is a "superfood." You need
nutrients—all of them—and nutrients are found in abundance in
fresh, raw foods. Still, suggestions of specific items can be
helpful to steer you in the right direction, so to help you get
started, I've compiled two lists: one consisting of seven
every-day nutritional powerhouses, plus another one with seven
superfoods you may never have heard of—because eating healthy
doesn't have to be monotonously boring!
How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life
Dr. Mercola - “Mother” of vinegar, a cobweb-like amino
acid-based substance found in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar,
indicates your vinegar is of the best quality. Most
manufacturers pasteurize and filter their vinegar to prevent the
mother from forming, but the “murky” kind is best, especially if
you’re planning to consume it. Vinegar is not only useful for
cooking, it’s useful for health purposes, cleaning, garden care,
hygiene, and much more. In fact, a jug of vinegar is easily one
of the most economical and versatile remedies around. I
recommend keeping it in your home at all times…
- March 23, 2015 - Today in History:
1775 - American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me
liberty, or give me death!"
1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began
their return journey to the east.
1868 - The University of California was founded in Oakland, CA.
1889 - U.S. President Harrison opened Oklahoma for white colonization.
1903 - The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.
1903 - U.S. troops were sent to Honduras to protect the American
consulate during revolutionary activity.
1922 - The first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
1925 - The state of Tennessee enacted a law that made it a crime for a
teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that
was in contradiction to the Bible's account of man's creation.
1942 - During World War II, the U.S. government began evacuating
Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.
1951 - U.S. paratroopers descended from flying boxcars in a surprise
attack in Korea.
1957 - The U.S. Army sold the last of its homing pigeons.
1965 - America's first 2-person space flight took off from Cape
Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard. It
was the Gemini 3.
1972 - The U.S. called a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held
1983 - U.S. President Reagan first proposed development of technology to
intercept enemy missiles. The proposal became known as the Strategic
Defense Initiative and "Star Wars."
1990 - Former Exxon Valdez Capt. Joseph Hazelwood was ordered to help
clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the
1989 oil spill.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers
1998 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired his Cabinet.
2001 - Russia's orbiting Mir space station plunged into the South
Pacific after its 15-years of use.
2003 - A U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Iraq; 11 soldiers
were killed and seven were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
2008 - A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad, pushing the
overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care
2012 - The U.S. Army formally charged Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with 17
counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of 17 villagers, more than
half of them children, during a shooting rampage in southern
Global Oil Layoffs Exceed 100,000
(Bloomberg) - The outlook isn’t brightening. Citigroup Inc. said oil
could drop to “the $20 range” by April as oversupplies build. U.S. crude
rose 2.6 percent to $50.10 at 10:18 a.m. in New York. How long it will
take for the job carnage to stop is now the main question confronting
industry workers. Executives at companies including BP Plc and Royal
Dutch Shell Plc have announced spending cuts of more than $40 billion
and assured investors they’re ready to tighten further if the market
doesn’t recover significantly.
US evacuates 'special forces' in Yemen as rebels seize third largest
RT - Amid escalating violence that threatens to engulf the country,
Washington announced it would evacuate its remaining personnel from the
country, including about 100 special operations forces that had been
waging unmanned drone strikes against Al-Qaeda militants in the region.
The US pullout comes as Yemen officials said rebels from the Ansar Allah
movement had seized the country's third largest city, Taiz, in the south
UNASUR Demands End of US Sanctions on Venezuela
Sputnik News - The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which
includes twelve Latin American countries, demanded on Saturday that the
US government immediately lift sanctions against Venezuela… US President
Obama issued an executive order Monday imposing sanctions on members of
the Venezuelan military and intelligence services. Obama also invoked
his emergency powers to declare "a national emergency with respect to
the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and
foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in
Big Bank’s Analyst Worries That Iran Deal Could Depress Weapons Sales
The Intercept - The possibility of an Iran nuclear deal depressing
weapons sales was raised by Myles Walton, an analyst from Germany’s
Deutsche Bank, during a Lockheed earnings call this past January 27th.
Walton asked Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, if
an Iran agreement could “impede what you see as progress in foreign
military sales.” Financial industry analysts such as Walton use earnings
calls as an opportunity to ask publicly-traded corporations like
Lockheed about issues that might harm profitability.
At least 35 countries to join China-led Asian infrastructure bank -
(Reuters) - At least 35 countries will join the China-led Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by the deadline of March 31, the
bank's interim chief, Jin Liqun, said on Sunday. Currently, India,
Indonesia and New Zealand have expressed interest in joining the bank,
he told a conference in Beijing, following a request by Britain, France,
Italy and Luxembourg to become founding members. "By deadline, (we
believe) 35 countries, or more, will become founding members of the
bank," he said.
Fukishima Power Plant Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed
(The Pontiac Tribune) - TEPCO and the International Research Institute
for Nuclear Decomissioning (IRID) have been studying the interior of the
reactor using tomographic imagery to determine precisely where the fuel
is, or in this case isn’t, located. The xray-like images confirmed no
fuel remained in the building itself, likely having melted through the
floor into a holding unit below. “We presume that despite the meltdown,
the fuel is still in the containment vessel,” said Tomohisa Ito,
spokesman for IRID, “but we still need to directly check the situation
one day using remote-controlled robots.”
Ebola Returns to Liberia After Month-Long Pause
Sputnik News - A patient in the Liberian capital Monrovia has tested
positive for Ebola, dashing hopes that the West African country could be
declared Ebola-free by mid-April after weeks with no new cases, sources
said. "A woman has been confirmed as an Ebola patient… This is a new
case after we have gone more than 27 days without a single case. It is a
setback,” government spokesman Lewis Brown told the news agency AFP.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Marines tells troops to ‘check online footprint’ after ISIS
‘hit list’ goes online
RT - The US Marine Corps urged personnel to ‘check their online
footprint’ after the so-called Islamic State released the
alleged identities and addresses of 100 staff officials, calling
on adherents to kill them. "Vigilance and force protection
considerations remain a priority for commanders and their
personnel," US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell
said in a statement.
US Government Threatened Germany Over Aiding Snowden
Activist Post - Although previously speculated, the United
States did in fact strong arm at least one nation to prevent
them from offering Edward Snowden asylum or aiding him in
securing travel arrangements via their country, according to
Snowden associate Glenn Greenwald. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar
Gabriel stated this week that the United States threatened to
halt relaying all intelligence information with Berlin if they
assisted the NSA whistleblower in any way. “They told us they
would stop notifying us of plots and other intelligence
matters,” Gabriel said.
Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Criminalizes Entering Facility Of Opposite
Breitbart - A bill has been filed in Texas which would simplify
where one may lawfully use the W.C. It is designed to address
controversial city ordinances, as in Houston, which would open
bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities to all, regardless
of gender, gender identity, or gender expression. The bill
criminalizes entering a shower or toilet facility designated for
the opposite sex.
Facial Recognition ‘Biometrics’ Coming to California School
Breitbart - A California school district is about to launch a
first-of-its-kind facial recognition pilot program for K-6 aged
children. Select San Diego area elementary school children will
log into their iPads through a biometric system that is being
pitched as a time saver because youngsters will not have to
learn or remember manual online passwords anymore.
Homeland Security Chair: ISIS is already inside US
Legal Insurrection - ISIS terrorists are “here in the United
States,” according to House Homeland Security Chairman Michael
McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult”
for them to stage an attack. “Well, we have the foreign
fighters. There are about 30,000 of them, 5,000 with Western
passports according to the DNI, Clapper, 180 have returned or
gone to the region. And we have a — a number that I can’t
disclose publicly,” McCaul said on ABC. “They’re here in the
United States,” he continued.
Battle Over Constitutional Convention Rages in Texas
The New American - The controversial national effort to have
states call for an Article V Convention, which critics say could
put the existing Constitution at risk, is hard at work in Texas,
where the battle over a possible constitutional convention has
been raging in recent weeks. With multiple bills currently being
considered in the Texas legislature that could put the state on
record as calling for a con-con, conservative and
constitutionalist activists have also been working hard to
educate lawmakers on the dangers — as well as viable solutions
to rein in the increasingly lawless federal government in a
manner that would not jeopardize the Constitution.
New System for Police to “Detect Gunshots” Also Records Your
Daily Sheeple - It’s been almost a week since New York Police
Department deployed a new ShotSpotter gunshot detection system.
However, the innovation has raised privacy concerns among New
Yorkers while tracking loud bangs, the system records private
Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US
Motherboard - The three experiments involve new controversial
technologies like iris and face scanner kiosks, which CBP plans
to deploy at the Mexican border, and facial recognition
software... All three pilots are part of a broader Customs and
Border Protection (CBP) program to modernize screenings at
American entry and exit ports, including at the highly
politicized Mexican border, with the aid of new biometric
technologies. The program is known as Apex Air Entry and Exit
Re-Engineering (AEER) Project, according to the leaked slides.
Several States Considering Bills to Stop Federal Militarization
Sputnik News - Minnesota just became the latest state to
consider a bill that would stop the militarization of police
authorities in the state. For years, the federal government has
been giving military gear to local police but, as controversy
has swelled, some legislators are looking to stop the program… A
bill introduced by Sen. Branden Petersen in Minnesota would
prohibit state and local law enforcement from acquiring certain
military equipment. The bill targets 1033 directly.
VIDEO: Terrorizing Cop Points Gun At Innocent Man’s Head And
Says “We Shoot People”
Free Thought Project - Bowie, Maryland – Police officer
Jenchesky Santiago was indicted last week for holding his gun to
an innocent man’s head and threatening to shoot him. Santiago
was charged with first-degree assault and misconduct in office.
He has been suspended since last June when the incident was
reported, but has still been collecting a paycheck the entire
Michelle O Mandates Weighing Children in Daycare
Truth Revolt - In accordance with Michelle Obama’s Healthy
Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), the Department of Agriculture
published a proposal aimed at collecting weight measurements of
children in daycare, as well as what they are eating and their
level of physical activity while at home and under others’
care... In addition, staff at childcare facilities are
instructed to measure the height and weight of each child. It is
also requesting a "Child Food Diary" from the parents: one for a
typical "childcare day" as well as from a "non-childcare day."
Parents are also required to complete a parent interview.
Director Of VA "Candy Land" Facility Reassigned, But Not Fired
The Daily Caller - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced
it is reassigning the director of the VA medical center in
Tomah, Wis., which has recently been thrown into the spotlight
over allegations of excessive opioid prescription policies.
Mario DeSanctis hasn’t lost his job, and no reason has been
given for his reassignment. The VA is moving him to the Great
Lakes Health Care System, The Associates Press reported on March
Oil Industry Immediately Challenges First Federal Fracking Rules
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. drillers already reeling from a six-month
drop in oil prices denounced new U.S. fracking regulations as
costly and unnecessary, and quickly met them with a lawsuit.
After three years of debate, the U.S. Interior Department said
Friday that drillers on federal land must reveal the chemicals
they use, meet construction standards for wells and safely
dispose of contaminated water.
Chlorine use in sewage treatment could promote antibiotic
ScienceDaily - Chlorine, a disinfectant used in most wastewater
treatment plants, may be failing to eliminate pharmaceuticals
from wastes. As a result, trace levels get discharged from the
treatment plants into waterways. Now, scientists are reporting
that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new,
unknown antibiotics that could enter the environment,
potentially contributing to the problem of antibiotic
Genome-Altering Scientific Breakthrough Ignites Ethics Debate
Breitbart - In 2012, a protein called CRISPR-Cas9 that can
function as a sort of “DNA scissors”—snipping out unwanted
material and splicing in new material—was discovered in
microbes. Scientists believe the protein can be adapted to
remove disease-enabling mutations, replacing them with
“corrected” DNA strings. On Thursday, a group of 18 scientists
and ethicists issued a joint warning that the revolutionary new
genetic editing tool should be used cautiously when attempting
to fix human genetic pathologies, and urged against attempts at
modifying the human genome that could be passed on to offspring.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Antibiotic Use In Meat Is Soaring
Huffington Post - Soaring demand for meat across the world has
caused a major uptick in the amount of antimicrobial drugs in
pork, beef and poultry, according to a new study published in
the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. But
as bacon sales sizzle and China -- where pork is the favored
meat -- becomes wealthier, pig farmers around the world are
meeting demand by using about four times as much antibiotics per
pound of meat as cattle ranchers. Poultry is a close second.
Federal Government Prepares to Track Unvaccinated Adults
(Recommended adult immunization schedule)
Health Impact News - Public health officials have unveiled a new
plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion
campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations
to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination
schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). NVAC
has authored the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) and,
once finalized, the plan will be turned over to the Interagency
Adult Immunization Task Force (AIFT) to create an implementation
Turmeric's 'Smart Kill' Properties Put Chemo & Radiation To
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study published in the
journal Anticancer Research reveals that one of the world's most
extensively researched and promising natural compounds for
cancer treatment: the primary polyphenol in the ancient spice
turmeric known as curcumin, has the ability to selectively
target cancer stem cells, which are at the root of cancer
malignancy, while having little to no toxicity on normal stem
cells, which are essential for tissue regeneration and
- March 20, 2015 - Today in History:
1760 - The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.
1792 - In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approved the use of the
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life
Among the Lowly," was first published.
1865 - A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President Abraham
Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans and did not appear at
the Soldier’s Home near Washington, DC.
1886 - The first AC power plant in the U.S. began commercial operation.
1896 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens in the
wake of a revolution.
1922 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding ordered U.S. troops back from
1922 - The USS Langley was commissioned. It was the first aircraft
carrier for the U.S. Navy.
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect
the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1967 - Twiggy arrived in the U.S. for a one-week stay.
1969 - U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy called on the U.S. to close all bases
1976 - Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her role in
the hold up of a San Francisco Bank.
1980 - The U.S. made an appeal to the International Court concerning the
American Hostages in Iran.
1987 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AZT. The drug was
proven to slow the progress of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency
1990 - Imelda Marcos, widow of ex-Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos,
went on trial for racketeering, embezzlement and bribery.
1991 - The U.S. forgave $2 billion in loans to Poland.
1995 - In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others were
sickened when packages containing the nerve gas Sarin was released on
five separate subway trains. The terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult
1996 - In Los Angeles, Erik and Lyle Menendez were found guilty of
first-degree murder in the killing of their parents.
2002 - Arthur Andersen pled innocent to charges that it had shredded
documents and deleted computer files related to the energy company
2003 - U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
2004 - The U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at
Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
U.S. Loses Track of $500 Million Worth of Weapons in Yemen, Including
Drones, Helicopters and 1.2 Million Rounds of Ammo
AllGov - Gone with the collapse of Yemen’s government is half a billion
dollars worth of American military equipment and weapons provided to the
former regime. The Department of Defense says it can’t say for sure what
happened to $500 million in aid the U.S. military gave to Yemen after
Shiite Houthi rebels toppled the government. The assistance covers a
wide range of weaponry, aircraft and equipment—enough to equip a small
army of rebels.
Lavrov: Washington is pushing Kiev to military solution of Donbass
RT - The US is inciting Kiev to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine by
force, said the Russian foreign minister citing US support of the recent
Ukrainian law on the special self-governing status of Donbass, which
Moscow says undermines the Minsk-2 deal. “If Washington welcomes the
action, which undermines the Minsk agreements, then we can only conclude
that Washington is inciting Kiev to resolve the issue by military
means,” said Lavrov at a media conference in Moscow on Thursday.
US plans show of force with ‘Dragoon Ride’ through Eastern Europe
RT - The United States is planning a military exercise that will weave
its troops through Eastern Europe before they arrive at their home base
in Germany – a show of force intended to reinforce its commitment to the
US Paratroopers to Start Training Ukrainian National Guard in April
Sputnik News - The Pentagon will deploy about 300 United States Army
paratroopers to Western Ukraine next month to train six Ukrainian
National Guard companies and a headquarters team, the Pentagon
announced.... An exact date has not been finalized, but the training –
which was announced last August – had been due to start in mid-March; it
was delayed after leaders from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany
emerged from peace talks last month in Minsk with a second cease-fire
Future Russian army could deploy anywhere in the world – in 7 hours
RT - In the future, a fleet of heavy transport aircraft will reportedly
be capable of moving a strategic unit of 400 Armata tanks, with
ammunition, to anywhere in the world. And probably at hypersonic speed,
enabling Russia to mount a global military response.
"Disturbed" US Will Hold Syria Accountable For Chemical Weapons Attack,
Zero Hedge - Now, two days after reports surfaced that the Assad
government had once again decided to gas women and children and one day
after the Syrian military said it did no such thing because it “doesn’t
need to,” John Kerry wants you to know that the US will take whatever
measures are necessary to hold Assad accountable for what other people
say he might have done.
Amid "US Coup", Venezuela Takes Another $5 Billion Loan From China
Zero Hedge - China - which is already Venezuela's biggest creditor with
over $50 billion loaned since 2007 - as Reuters reports, is said to plan
on signing another $5bn loan to Venezuela for "wide-ranging" projects
like "mature oil fields."
Russia and China to open joint e-commerce platform in summer
RT - Russian online payment system Yandex. Money is to start processing
payments for China’s online platform TradeEase, which is aimed at
increasing cross-border trade between the two countries. The project is
expected to have a turnover of $830,000 in the first 3 months after it
starts in the summer.
Yummy mummy? ‘Placenta smoothie’ business on hold over public health
RT - A local council has ordered public health officials to investigate
a Wiltshire woman’s placenta-based food product business over fears that
it may not be safe for consumption. Kathryn Beale, 41, turns women’s
placentas into smoothies and pills at her home in Swindon, Wiltshire,
and says she maintains a high standard of hygiene throughout the
However, when Swindon Borough Council caught a whiff of the mother of
two’s activities, they went to court to apply for an emergency
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Federal Judge Rips Obama Admin Lawyer for Amnesty Deception: ‘I
Believed Your Word’ and You Made Me Look Like a Fool!
Breitbart -The U.S. Government lied to a federal judge,
misrepresented facts and illegally gave 100,081 illegal aliens
immigration status despite a pending lawsuit and an injunction.
That is the argument that attorneys representing Texas and more
than two dozen other states made. During the heated court
hearing Andrew Hanen, a U.S. District Court Judge, said that the
apparent violation had made him look like an idiot since he
initially believed the U.S. Government.
'8-Week Summer Special Ops Exercises Prep For End Game And
'Mastering The Human Domain'
All News Pipeline - From July 15th to September 15th of 2015,
the US Army's Green Berets, US Navy Seals, US Marines Special
Ops Command and US Air Force Special Ops Command will be taking
part in 'Jade Helm 15', 8 weeks of night time drills in 7 states
in the southwestern portion of America in which the states of
Texas and Utah are both labeled 'hostile' territory in the
'drills' as outlined in more detail in the US Army Special Ops
Command documents embedded below.
Emails sought of nearly a dozen U.S. State Department workers
(Reuters) - Congress has subpoenaed the emails of "close to a
dozen" people who worked in the State Department for Hillary
Clinton when she was secretary of state, the chairman of the
U.S. House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks
said on Thursday.
Fight video shows likely Ferguson shooter beat up by other
protester – NOT cops
BizPac Review - Video footage of demonstrators scuffling outside
the Ferguson Police Department the night two officers were shot
could hold a key to a case that’s already spurring charges of
police brutality and a coerced confession. And it virtually
proves those charges are lies.
ACLU v. TSA
ACLU - The ACLU and the NYCLU filed a Freedom of Information Act
lawsuit in March 2015 demanding documents relating to the TSA's
Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program.
As part of the program, thousands of “behavior detection”
officers scrutinize the behavior of travelers in airport
screening areas in an attempt to identify anyone who may pose a
US secret service wants to build fake White House to guard real
The Telegraph - Joseph Clancy, the director of the agency
charged with guarding the president, outlined plans for the $8
million (£5.54 million) replica to be erected at a training
facility in Maryland, 20 miles from the actual executive
mansion. He urged congressman to authorise the funds as he said
that secret service agents currently train in a car park that
lacks the layout of bushes and fountains of the White House
SF Cathedral Has Been Deterring Homeless by Drenching Them in
Activist Post - KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral,
the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has
installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping
in the cathedral’s doorways. The cathedral, at Geary and Gough,
is the home church of the Archbishop. There are four tall side
doors, with sheltered alcoves, that attract homeless people at
St. Paul schools give transgender students access to any
bathroom, locker room
EAG News - The people of Minnesota apparently don’t like it, and
the state may ban it, but the St. Paul school board adopted a
new policy Tuesday giving transgender students access to the
restroom and locker room facilities of their choice, regardless
of their biological gender.
Cops Brutally Beat Student Over ID Discrepancy
Steve Watson - A University of Virginia (UVA) student was
savagely beaten and arrested Wednesday by police officers
working with Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control, because there was a discrepancy with his ID. Martese
Johnson, an honor student at the university was charged with
“resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force,
and profane swearing or intoxication.” according to the
University newspaper The Cavalier Daily. However, the student
was not accused of possessing false identification.
5 year history of all major opinion polls.
Polling Report - In each poll, for five years, the economy and
jobs stayed at the top of the list of concerns. Credit: Fred
Lundgren CEO of KCAA-Radio
Gold Prices Will Hit Record On Surging Asian Demand, ANZ Says
Zero Hedge - "Under our central case, gold prices are likely to
rise gradually, eventually breaking through the USD2,000/oz
level within the next decade. This is the most likely outcome,
to which we assign a 45% probability," ANZ analysts say, in a
note explaining how a number of factors are converging to make
the outlook for gold particularly bullish.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Monsanto settles 7 lawsuits after 2013 GMO-wheat scare
RT - Agrochemical giant Monsanto has settled class action
lawsuits with farmers in seven states over genetically modified
wheat incident in 2013. Without any admission of liability the
company will pay some $350,000 in donations to agricultural
schools. The agricultural biotechnology corporation announced
donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools in Kansas,
Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The St. Louis based company also promised to reimburse a portion
of the costs associated with the case. Monsanto said it can’t
disclose how much that will cost.
Biotech Bans Anti-GMO Group from SXSW Food Supply Panel
Natural Society - It continues to be clear that the awakened
public will not so easily be brought down by the GMO industries.
However, at South by Southwest (SXSW), it appears that money
from GMO corporations talks as true debate is controlled and
censored. Katherine Paul, Associate Director of the Organic
Consumers Association (OCA), an organization dedicated to
protecting organic standards, has officially been censored from
The Can O' Tuna Argument - Synergistic Toxicity and Vaccine
Brian Rogers - Certainly if you are on the frontlines of the
vaccine debate you've heard the argument from pro vaxxers 'hey
well, y'know, a can of tuna has about the same amount of mercury
in it that a vaccine does.' Or about aluminum, 'a muffin has as
much aluminum as a vaccine containing aluminum'. It is a silly
argument but it shows you the mindset of some of these people
that don't question and research the very vaccine inserts or
information available to them before they are injected.
Attend the FREE Vaccine World Summit to learn about vaccine
issues from five esteemed doctors
(NaturalNews) Five renowned physicians are planning a cost-free
global online event to discuss a range of issues, legislation
and other facets of vaccinations. The event, appropriately named
the Vaccine World Summit, will feature presentations from
vaccine researchers, experts and medical professionals.
Vaccination registration system will destroy medical freedom,
mirroring gun registration
(NaturalNews) Leslie Manookian, writer and director of the
movie, "The Greater Good," wrote in a blog posted on the movie's
web site that the CDC has already tipped its hand.... "Federal
legislation already exists that allows Federal health officials
to forcibly vaccinate people against their will in the event a
flu pandemic is declared. ... CDC has openly stated that vaccine
registries are a tool to identify areas of 'undervaccination' so
that they can be addressed and brought into 'compliance,'" she
Research Discovers This Degenerative Disease to Develop in 20’s
Natural Society - Published in the journal Brain, the recent
report reveals how plaques begin to form early in life. While
amyloid is initially beneficial to our brains processes, the mis-formation
of these proteins in the bran in some individuals is what leads
to brain degeneration. The result is dementia and memory loss.
McDonald’s Antibiotic-Shift Sparks Deep Pressure for Chicken
Natural Society - Following McDonald’s’ announcement that it
intends on removing certain antibiotics from chicken products,
food providers are feeling even greater pressure to make similar
shifts. Influenced by the fast food giant’s decision, Tyson,
KFC, and even Costco are making moves to push antibiotics out of
- March 19, 2015 - Today in History:
1748 - The English Naturalization Act passed granting Jews right to
colonize in the U.S.
1775 - Poland & Prussia signed a trade agreement.
1822 - The city of Boston, MA, was incorporated.
1831 - The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of
New York City lost $245,000 in the robbery.
1865 - The Battle of Bentonville took place. The Confederates retreated
from Greenville, NC.
1900 - U.S. President McKinley asserted that there was a need for free
trade with Puerto Rico.
1908 - The state of Maryland barred Christian Scientists from practicing
without medical diplomas.
1918 - The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.
1918 - A German seaplane was shot down for the first time by an American
1931 - The state of Nevada legalized gambling.
1945 - About 800 people were killed as Japanese kamikaze planes attacked
the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan.
1977 - France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island.
1981 - During a test of the space shuttle Columbia two workers were
injured and one was killed.
1984 - A Mobile oil tanker spilled 200,000 gallons into the Columbia
1998 - The World Health Organization warned of tuberculosis epidemic
that could kill 70 million people in next two decades.
2002 - Operation Anaconda, the largest U.S.-led ground offensive since
the Gulf War, ended in eastern Afghanistan. During the operation, which
began on March 2, it was reported that at least 500 Taliban and al Qaeda
fighters were killed. Eleven allied troops were killed during the same
2003 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces had
launched a strike against "targets of military opportunity" in Iraq. The
attack, using cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs, were aimed at
Iraqi leaders thought to be near Baghdad.
2011 - The U.S. fired more than 100 cruise missiles from the sea while
French fighter jets targeted Moammar Gadhafi's forces from the air,
launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war
in support of an uprising.
U.S. to delay two Afghan base closings
(Reuters) - The U.S. military bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad are likely
to remain open beyond the end of 2015, a senior U.S. official said, as
Washington considers slowing its military pull-out from Afghanistan to
help the new government fight the Taliban. The anticipated policy
reversal reflects the U.S. embrace of Afghanistan's new and more
cooperative president, Ashraf Ghani, and a desire to avoid the kind of
collapse of local security forces that occurred in Iraq after the U.S.
Washington Warns of 'Policy Ramifications' for Netanyahu as Tensions
Sputnik News - On Wednesday, instead of congratulating Netanyahu on his
narrow victory in Israel’s national elections – as leaders from Canada
and Britain did – the Obama administration promised consequences for the
prime minister’s vow to prevent the establishment of an independent
US drone strike kills top Al-Shabaab leader
RT - The Pentagon said an American drone strike killed a key Al-Shabaab
operative responsible for coordinating the Somali militant group’s
intelligence and security operations, while also having been the
mastermind behind the Westgate Mall massacre
US warns Damascus against interfering with its ‘aerial assets’ in Syrian
RT - The Pentagon is yet to officially acknowledge the downing of a
surveillance drone over ISIS-free territory controlled by the Syrian
govt, but scarce details of the incident hint at US involvement going
beyond its self-mandated anti-ISIS plan in Syria.
Washington Retaliates: Shifts Anti-Missile Battery Into Poland, Begins
Zero Hedge - This week the U.S. Army deployed to Poland about 30
vehicles and 100 troops from the 5th Battalion/7th Air Defense Regiment,
based in Germany. The U.S. soldiers will train for several days with
Polish troops from the 37th Missile Squadron of Air Defense, the 38th
Support Squadron, and the 3rd Brigade of Air Defense Command. The
American forces will set up their Patriot air and missile defense assets
in Poland to demonstrate the U.S. Army’s capacity to deploy Patriot
systems rapidly within NATO territory.
Tunisia Attack Has Roots in NATO’s Destabilization of Libya
Paul Joseph Watson - Group likely to be behind siege was hired by U.S.
State Department to defend Benghazi consulate. The attack on a museum in
the capital of Tunisia has its roots in NATO’s destabilization of
neighboring Libya, during which terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda were
armed and funded in the effort to topple Colonel Gaddafi.
Here We Go Again: YouTube Clips Of Syrian "Chemical Attacks" Are Back -
Meet The Man Behind The Propaganda
Zero Hedge - US foreign policy is becoming so easy and predictable, even
Derek Zoolander can do it. Two weeks ago, when discussing the relentless
attempts to provoke, or at least greenlight another quasi war with
Syria's president Assad, we wrote "one can be confident that the ISIS
"campaign" will continue and get ever closer to Damascus until yet
another appropriately-framed YouTube clip appears and leads to another
war with Assad."
Greece adopts anti-poverty law in face of EU opposition
RT - The Greek parliament approved a “humanitarian crisis” bill
Wednesday, the first of a raft of social measures proposed by new Prime
Minister Alexis Tsipras, despite stiff opposition from the European
Commission, who called the law a “unilateral” action. The bill, which
adopted housing allowances and emergency food aid for the poorest
Greeks, was passed with support from conservative New Democracy
lawmakers, as the government snubbed efforts by the European Commission
to scupper it.... The bill also included a 100-installment payment
scheme for taxpayers to settle their debts with the state, which was
fingered by the commission as “fragmentary” action for solving Athens’
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Calls For Mandatory Voting
Kit Daniels - Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland on
Wednesday, the president pointed out that several countries such
as Australia already have compulsory voting in which citizens
are fined or even jailed for not voting in elections. “It would
be transformative if everybody voted,” Obama said. “That would
counteract [campaign] money more than anything.” “If everybody
voted, then it would completely change the political map in this
Army starts destroying largest US stockpile of chemical weapons
RT - The process of destroying America’s largest remaining
stockpile of chemical weapons began on Wednesday in Colorado,
more than a decade after the Defense Department approved the
destruction of 780,000 shells containing 2,600 tons of mustard
agent. It will take four years to destroy the inventory leftover
from World War II at Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado.
The work is being scheduled under the 1997 international treaty
banning all chemical weapons, and the material will be moved
from a storage bunker to an airtight structure. Depot spokesman
Thomas Schultz told AP that “managers don’t want to expose crews
or the containers to storms.”
State Dept. Finally Admits: No Record Hillary Clinton Signed
Standard Exit Form
Breitbart - Another piece of the puzzle fell into place in
Hillary Clinton’s ever-deepening email scandal, as the State
Department – following days of absolutely absurd foot-dragging –
finally admitted it can’t seem to find any record of her signed
Form OF-109. This is a crucial document signed by departing
State Department employees, testifying that all official records
have been turned over, including – but not limited to –
classified materials and emails. Since it is manifestly obvious
that Hillary Clinton didn’t turn over all such materials, her
signature on the OF-109 would have constituted perjury.
Border Agent: Patrol Punished For Reporting Large Groups Of
Steve Watson - A border patrol agent has testified that the
Department of Homeland Security is deliberately fudging data to
hoodwink the American public into believing that the border is
secure, when in reality it is overrun, with 60 percent of all
illegal crossers going uncaptured. I want to be crystal clear –
the border is not secure,” border agent Chris Cabrera told the
Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday.
Internal Audit Criticizes Border Patrol for not Testing Rail
Cargo from Canada and Mexico for Radiation
AllGov - A radiation isotope identifier is used by U.S. Customs
to determine if there are nuclear materials on trains and trucks
coming into the U.S. But out of 222 rail shipments requiring
such examination that went through six ports, 160 of the
shipments, or 72% of the total, were not checked. Customs agents
“may have failed to require examinations of rail shipments that
were at a higher risk to contain...weapons of mass destruction
[and] potential instruments of terrorism" from entering the U.S.
Texas Lawmaker Wants To Make It Illegal To Film Cops From Less
Than 25 Feet Away
Techdirt - Filed by Dallas State Representative Jason Villalba
(R), the bill prohibits anyone in public within 25 feet of
police to record them. The buffer is even greater at 100 feet,
for anyone recording video who is also carrying a gun. Only
accredited news organizations, like KENS5, would be allowed to
record without the buffer zone.
This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops To Deal With A
Mentally Disturbed Person
Steve Watson - The footage was made public by Geoff Henley,
attorney for the family, who told reporters that the footage
highlights how ill prepared cops are for dealing with mentally
ill people who need medical help. “When you’re dealing with
somebody who is mentally ill, you’re not supposed to agitate,”
Henley said. “You’re not supposed to move fast… you’re not
supposed to inflame.”
Banks to Soldiers: Thanks for Serving your Country; Now Give us
your Car…The Mandatory Arbitration Trick
AllGov - Those in the U.S. military are supposed to have some
protection from financial problems, such as auto repossession,
while serving. But many financial institutions, including some
that claim to have service members’ best interests at heart,
have gotten around federal restrictions by using binding
arbitration clauses in sales contracts that deny customers,
including members of the armed forces, the right to fight their
case in the court system and force them into hearings that are
stacked in favor of lenders.
10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before The
Last Economic Crisis
Economic Collapse - If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you
might not want to read this article. I am going to dispel the
notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and
I am going to show that we are much worse off than we were just
prior to the last economic crisis.
VIDEO: Fed Drops Patient Stance, Opening Door to June Rate
(Bloomberg) - The Federal Reserve opened the door to an
interest-rate increase as soon as June, while also indicating it
will go slow once it gets started. The new signals were
contained in a policy statement that ended an era by dropping an
assurance that the Fed will be “patient” in raising rates, and
in a fresh set of estimates that lowered the median for the
federal funds rate the end of 2015 to 0.625 percent compared
with 1.125 percent in December.
Hedge Fund Manager: Fed Repeating Mistakes of Great Depression
Sputnik News - The founder of a billion-dollar hedge fund
correctly predicted that the Federal Reserve would set itself up
to raise interest rates later this year – drawing another
alarming parallel between today’s economy and that of the Great
Depression.... The Fed raised rates eight years after the 1929
financial crisis, following accommodative monetary policy to
boost the economy, and it still ended up being too soon. The Dow
lost half of its value between 1937 and 1938.
Texas Bill Would Legalize Gold and Silver as Legal Tender
Tenth Amendment Center - Introduced by State Sen. Konni Burton
(R-10) on March 11, Senate Bill 1245 (SB1245) re-affirms gold
and silver as legal tender in the state of Texas on a voluntary
basis. Under the bill, individuals would be free to “use gold or
silver coin or gold or silver bullion as legal tender in this
state for the payment of any private or public debt.” This bill
would mark the first step toward currency competition. If sound
money is given a foothold in the marketplace against Federal
Reserve notes, the people would be able to choose the
time-tested stability of gold and silver over the central bank’s
rapidly-depreciating paper currency. The freedom of choice
expanded by SB1245 can allow Texas residents to secure the
purchasing power of their money.
New York county sheriff must give up stingray records, judge
Ars Technica - According to a judicial ruling issued Tuesday,
the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) in Northwestern New York
state must turn over a number of documents concerning its
purchase and use of stingrays. The 24-page order comes as the
result of a lawsuit brought by the New York Civil Liberties
Union (NYCLU) and marks a rare victory in favor of transparency
of "cell-site simulators," which are often shrouded in secrecy.
Underground Market Steals $12 Million In Bitcoins: “Going to The
Caribbean… Hope You Guys Understand”
Daily Sheeple - A user or users operating under the name Verto
and Kimble appear to be the culprits responsible for
transferring the funds out of the Evolution network. But the
story doesn’t end. The operators of Evolution did leave a note
for their users letting them know what happened to the money. As
you might expect, the $12 million in bitcoins that have been
disappeared will be shared among the former admins of Evolution,
with the operator of the site claiming he’s headed to the
Caribbean to enjoy his profits...
Hello Biometrics: Windows 10 to Add Facial Recognition, Iris
Scans and Fingerprint Reader
Activist Post - After several years of consumer complaints,
Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of
late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the
popular operating system. However, it appears that one feature
being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a
suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport.
It's all a part of the move toward a full-fledged Smart World
where YOU become the password in a matrix of online and
Largest solar storm for two years hits Earth and is so powerful
it pulls the aurora SOUTH
Daily Mail - A severe solar storm has smacked Earth with a
surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt, potentially affecting power
grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern
lights farther south, federal forecasters said. So far no damage
has been reported.... This storm ranks a 4, called severe, on
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 1-to-5
scale for geomagnetic effects. It is the strongest solar storm
to blast Earth since the fall of 2013. It's been nearly a decade
since a level 5 storm, termed extreme, has hit Earth.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
California Farmers Sell Water Instead of Planting Food
Breitbart - Rice farmers in northern California's Sacramento
Valley have found a new way to turn a profit in the
drought-ravaged state: selling a portion of their water supply
to thirsty southern Californians for a premium price. According
to NBC News, Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District (MWD)
is offering Sacramento Valley rice farmers $700 per acre-foot of
water, more than double the amount it paid for the same water in
2010 and a significant increase from the $500 it offered last
year. The offer is good–so good that many rice farmers say they
cannot afford to pass it up.
What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters
Karl Denninger - The goal here is to have something you can grab
in seconds and that will get you home (or to someone you trust,
if your home is destroyed) in a bad situation. Comfort is not a
factor and neither is the end of civilization, social order or
anything similar. These scenarios all presume the disaster is
local to you but that doesn’t make it any less real from your
point of view. They are the most-common scenarios and yet
they’re also the ones that most people who call themselves
“preppers” pay the least attention to.
Water Fluoridation Linked to Increased ADHD in Kids
thenewamerican.com - Millions of children and adolescents have
been diagnosed (and misdiagnosed) as having Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. A new study suggests that many
of them may suffer from symptoms labeled as ADHD that are the
result of fluoride that has been put in their tap water by
Laced with Toxins, But They Were Probably on Your Dinner Plate
Dr. Mercola - These 8 "worst of the worst" food ingredients can
wallop your health, linked to many chronic diseases, including
Parkinson's, cancer, liver cirrhosis, Alzheimer's, and more. But
they're probably on your dinner plate, unless you take great
care to avoid them.
Denied: Lawmakers Fighting to Hide GMO Ingredients Nationwide
Natural Society - Despite an overwhelming number of consumers
voicing their desire to know what's in their food, Idaho
lawmakers, as well as others, are taking steps toward making
sure that never happens. In the face of states introducing and
passing GMO labeling laws that would require the labeling of
genetically modified foods, these lawmakers are asking the
federal government to make sure there will never be any required
labeling, and that all labeling be voluntary.
McDonald’s Assaults Reporter Asking About McNugget Ingredients
Anthony Gucciardi - What does it take to get physically removed
from McDonald’s? Apparently, as I found out, all it takes is to
ask one of their employees about what’s actually inside their
McNuggets. It even resulted in a whopping 7 police officers at
the scene to ‘escort’ me off their property. All for asking
about the McNuggets (which I was never able to purchase)....
Here are just some of the ingredients found in fast food
10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Green Med Info - Could the long sought-after cure for type 1
diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating
body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that
- March 18, 2015 - Today in History:
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
1818 - The U.S. Congress approved the first pensions for government
1834 - The first railroad tunnel in the U.S. was completed. The work was
1874 - Hawaii signed a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the
islands to the U.S.
1911 - Theodore Roosevelt opened the Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. It was
the largest dam in the U.S. at the time.
1917 - The Germans sank the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and
the Illinois, without any warning.
1938 - Mexico took control of all foreign-owned oil properties on its
1942 - The third military draft began in the U.S. because of World War
1943 - American forces took Gafsa in Tunisia.
1945 - 1,250 U.S. bombers attacked Berlin.
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Miranda decision
concerning legal council for defendants.
1969 - U.S. President Nixon authorizes Operation Menue. It was the
‘secret’ bombing of Cambodia.
1971 - U.S. helicopters airlifted 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of
1975 - Saigon abandoned most of the Central Highlands of Vietnam to
1977 - Vietnam turned over an MIA to a U.S. delegation.
1981 - The U.S. disclosed that there were biological weapons tested in
Texas in 1966.
1986 - The U.S. Treasury Department announced that a clear, polyester
thread was to be woven into bills in an effort to thwart counterfeiters.
1987 - The U.S. performed nuclear tests at a Nevada test site.
2005 - Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed
Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. (The brain-damaged woman died 13 days
2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama confronted
America's racial divide with a speech in Philadelphia. It was prompted
by incendiary racial remarks made by Obama's African-American pastor,
the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed into law a $38 billion jobs bill
containing a modest mix of tax breaks and spending designed to encourage
the private sector to start hiring again.
2011 - President Barack Obama demanded that Moammar Gadhafi halt all
military attacks on civilians and said that if the Libyan leader did not
stand down, the United States would join other nations in launching
military action against him.
Iran, Hezbollah left off US terror threat listing
RT - Iran and Hezbollah were left out of an annual terrorism threat
assessment report offered in late February to the US Senate by Director
of National Intelligence James Clapper. Iran and Hezbollah had been
fixtures on the annual report before 2015. Iran’s efforts to fight Sunni
extremists, including the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as
ISIL or ISIS), were touted in the unclassified version of the Worldwide
Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, released recently.
Blockupy: ECB protesters clash with Frankfurt police, tear gas deployed
RT - Some 350 people have been detained at the Blockupy protest in
Frankfurt on the day the European Central Bank headquarters open in the
city. 70 police have been injured in clashes. Tear gas was used against
protesters, who pelted stones and torched cars. “Many protesters have
been injured as police used water cannons and tear gas,” representatives
of Blockupy movement told RIA Novosti. The protest is to go on into the
night. According to Deutsche Welle, protesters are now trying to storm
the new ECB building.
Greek protesters target police, torch cars in Athens demanding prison
RT - Protesters in Athens threw petrol bombs at police and set cars on
fire as they demanded the release of jailed political prisoners. They
also want the Syriza government to keep its promise to close down the
controversial high-security ‘Type C’ prisons.
Greek PM To Meet With Putin Amid Cash Crunch
Zero Hedge - News of an upcoming meeting between Tsipras and Putin comes
just days ahead of EU Summit and a €2 billion debt repayment, suggesting
Athens may be playing one of its few remaining cards.
UN Security Council: ISIS replacing Taliban in Afghanistan
RT - The Islamic State has infiltrated into Afghanistan and is
attempting to step into the Taliban's boots, acknowledged the UN
Security Council. Russia’s representative to the UN warns Central Asian
states could be the next stop for the Islamic extremists. The presence
of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters in the country
has been confirmed by the United Nations Assistance Mission in
Afghanistan (UNAMA). The UN envoy to Afghanistan acknowledged that the
IS could potentially unite minor Islamist groups in the country under a
Plane drops of ammunition helping to reinforce ISIS says reports
RT - The Islamic State is getting outside help, with plane drops
providing ammunition for the terrorist organization, according to an RT
Arabic report. Iraqi government soldiers also say this is a recurring
theme and the group is as strong as ever. The battle for Iraq’s Anbar
Province continues to rage, despite bombing campaigns from the US and
their coalition allies. Notwithstanding a big offensive to try and win
back territory lost to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)
last summer, local Iraqi government soldiers say the militant group is
still a potent force.
Supersonic strategic bombers heading to Crimea for drills – military
RT - Russia’s Air Force is deploying an unspecified number of strategic
nuclear-capable supersonic bombers to Crimea, according to a source. The
major drills also include deployment of tactical Iskander ballistic
missiles to the Kaliningrad exclave in Europe. Several Tu-22M3 (NATO
designation ‘Backfire’) variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and
maritime strike rocket aircraft are due to arrive to Crimea as part of
global training exercises for the Russian military in the European part
of the country.
US loses drone over Syria, which claims to have brought it down
The Guardian - The United States lost contact with an unarmed Predator
drone over Syria on Tuesday, US officials said, stopping short of
confirming the plane was taken down by Syrian air defences, as reported
by Syrian state media. “At this time, we have no information to
corroborate press reports that the aircraft was shot down,” a US defense
official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We are looking into
the incident and will provide more details when available.“
France & Germany to join China-led $50bn infrastructure bank, along with
RT - The finance ministries of France and Germany have confirmed they’ll
join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and Italy
is expected to soon. Joining the rival to the US-led World Bank is seen
as a setback for the Obama administration. ... The new China-led bank is
expected to challenge the Washington-based World Bank, so the US is
increasing pressure on its allies not to join the institution. The US’
concern is that the new investment bank might not have high standards of
governance and environmental and social safeguards. The new bank is
expected to challenge the Western dominance of the US-led World Bank and
IMF in global infrastructure projects, which experts believe will create
Standstill After Israeli Polls Close: Likud, Zionist Union Neck and Neck
Sputnik News - Israel’s Channel 1 and Channel 10 exit polls give
Netanyahu’s Likud party 27 seats, and Herzog’s Zionist Union party 27
seats in a 120-member Parliament. Meanwhile, Israel’s Channel 2 exit
poll gives Netanyahu’s Likud party 28 seats, and Herzog’s Zionist Union
party 27 seats in Parliament.... Final results are not expected until
early Wednesday morning.... Despite the deadlock, Netanyahu, on Twitter,
claimed a "great victory.”
Tens Of Thousands Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally In Tel Aviv
Four more American aid workers flown to US for Ebola observation
The Guardian - Four more American aid workers arrived back in the US on
Tuesday from west Africa to be monitored for Ebola, health officials
said. The latest arrivals bring to 16 the number of aid workers who have
returned in the last week from Sierra Leone. None of them have been
diagnosed with Ebola, but they will be isolated and monitored during the
next three weeks for signs of the disease.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Suspicious White House envelope tests positive for cyanide
RT - A suspicious envelope received by the White House earlier
this week has tested positive for cyanide, the US Secret Service
has confirmed, adding that another test will be conducted to
confirm the results. “On Monday 3/16/15, an envelope was
received at the White House Mail Screening Facility. Initial
Biological testing was negative; however, on 03/17/15, the
chemical testing returned a presumptive positive for cyanide,”
Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement. “The
sample was transported to another facility to confirm the
Bill to Pull Plug On NSA Introduced in Texas
Activist Post - The legislation would prohibit any political
subdivision in Texas from providing water or electricity to any
federal agency "involved in the routine surveillance or
collection and storage of bulk telephone or e-mail records or
related metadata concerning any citizen of the United States and
that claims the legal authority to collect and store the bulk
telephone or e-mail records or metadata concerning any citizen
of the United States without the citizen's consent or a search
warrant that describes the person, place, or thing to be
searched or seized."
New Bill Would Prohibit ATF Ban on Popular Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has introduced
legislation that will prohibit future ATF ammunition bans as the
fight over attempts to restrict the second amendment
intensifies. The Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act would
“prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives (ATF) from classifying M855 ammunition as
armor-piercing and from instituting any ban on the sale and
manufacture of ammunition that is intended, marketed, and sold
for rifle use.”
Bill Would Close Parental Rights Loophole Affecting Texas
Breitbart - It seems like such an anomaly that Texas
homeschoolers are still fighting for their rights in a state
that ranks among the best in the nation to homeschool. Yet, last
week, more than 250 homeschooled students and their parents
convened in Austin for the Texas Home School Coalition’s (THSC)
Capitol Days to lobby for legislation that will strengthen
parental rights, if passed, during the 84th Legislative session.
Oil Bonds Lose Investors $7 Billion in 10 Days
(Bloomberg) Oil prices have fallen more than 15 percent since
March 4 to a six-year low of $43.5, wiping out $7 billion of
market value of high-yield debt issued by energy companies.
Prices on $1.45 billion of notes sold less than two weeks ago by
Energy XXI Ltd., an oil producer that was being squeezed by its
lenders, have fallen by as much as 10 percent. Comstock
Resources Inc.’s $700 million of securities have declined by
more than 7 percent since March 6.
Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Takes Effect April 1 But is Already
Leading to Restaurant Closings and Job Losses
EPJ - As the implementation date for Seattle’s strict $15 per
hour minimum wage law approaches, the city is experiencing a
rising trend in restaurant closures. The tough new law goes into
effect April 1st.... The shut-downs have idled dozens of
low-wage workers, the very people advocates say the wage law is
supposed to help. Instead of delivering the promised “living
wage” of $15 an hour, economic realities created by the new law
have dropped the hourly wage for these workers to zero.
San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay with Cancer-Causing
Mikael Thalen - According to the lawsuit, Monsanto knowingly hid
the well-documented health issues linked to polychlorinated
biphenyls, commonly referred to as PCBs, in order to continue
using compounds such as Aroclor. “PCBs manufactured by Monsanto
have been found in Bay sediments and water and have been
identified in tissues of fish, lobsters, and other marine life
in the Bay,” the complaint reads. “PCB contamination in and
around the Bay affects all San Diegans and visitors who enjoy
the Bay, who reasonably would be disturbed by the presence of a
hazardous, banned substance in the sediment, water, and
‘Basically, they just fell out of the sky’: 2,000 snow geese
found dead in Idaho
Washington Post - About 2,000 snow geese migrating from Mexico
to their Alaskan nesting grounds were found dead in Idaho, the
state's Department of Fish and Game announced Monday. Although
testing is still in progress, officials believe that the deaths
are consistent with avian cholera.
Animal Diseases as Bioweapons
Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA
Washington Examiner - The Environmental Protection Agency has
its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency
announced that it is funding a University of California project
to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special
tray to catch them and a "catalytic" filtration system. The
$15,000 project has the "potential for global application," said
the school. The school said that the technology they will study
with the EPA grant is intended to reduce air pollution and cut
the health hazards to BBQ "pit masters" from propane-fueled
Judicial Committee Gives FBI The First OK It Needs To Hack Any
Computer, Anywhere On The Planet
Techdirt - A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a
rule change that will broaden the FBI's hacking authority
despite fears raised by Google that the amended language
represents a "monumental" constitutional concern. The Judicial
Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules voted 11-1 to
modify an arcane federal rule to allow judges more flexibility
in how they approve search warrants for electronic data,
according to a Justice Department spokesman.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Supreme Court May Dump Raisin Price Controls
Breitbart - In a brief filed on behalf of 33 self-identified
“independent raisin growers” against the Fresno-based Raisin
Administrative Committee challenging the co-op’s right to
control marketing of California raisins, growers object to a
supply management program that has the power to require them to
surrender part of their crops or pay a penalty in times of
surplus production. The independents call this an illegal
“taking,” and want the Court to ban the practice.
Small Raisin Farmers Stand Up to the USDA
New Texas Law Wants to Vaccinate Minor Children without Parental
Health Impact News - Children should not be vaccinated by any
health care provider for any reason without the voluntary,
informed consent of their parents. Period. HB 212, by Rep. Toni
Rose ((D), D-110, Dallas) circumvents federal and state parental
rights and consumer protection laws by allowing a minor child 14
years of age and older in the Texas Juvenile Justice System to
consent to vaccination on their own without their parent.
Is Missouri still trying to pass the Drug Monitoring Bill?
This act [SB 63] establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring
Act. The Department of Health and Senior Services is required to
establish and maintain a program to monitor the prescribing and
dispensing of all Schedule II through Schedule IV controlled
substances by all licensed professionals who prescribe or
dispense these substances in Missouri using an existing data
aggregation platform through the State Data Center within the
Office of Administration.... All submitted prescription
information shall be kept confidential with specified
Eating Flaxseed May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality By Up To 70%
Green Med Info - Scores of studies reveal the anticancer effects
of flaxseed. Researchers from the University of Toronto recently
reviewed the literature to answer questions about the compounds
found in flaxseed and how effective they are in reducing breast
cancer risk and tumor growth, and whether flaxseeds interact
beneficially with breast cancer drugs. They reviewed in vitro,
animal, observational, and clinical studies on flaxseed and
flaxseed oil, as well as lignans found in flaxseed.
Coca-Cola pays health experts to suggest soda as a healthy snack
RT - Several nutritionists and fitness experts suggested that
sipping on a mini can of Coke could be part of a healthy diet
during American Heart Month in February, but the Associated
Press reported Monday that Coca-Cola is working with health
experts in an attempt to promote its sugary beverage – one
that’s otherwise being criticized for contributing to America’s
obesity problem. The company would not reveal how much it paid
those who plugged its product, but it dismissed the behavior as
something all major brands do.
- March 17, 2015 - Today in History:
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first
time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the
North American colonies.
1776 - British forces evacuated Boston to Nova Scotia during the
1942 - Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the Allied
forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. bombed Vienna.
1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962 - Moscow asked the U.S. to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966 - A U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off
1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in
the My Lai massacre case.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon asked Congress to halt busing in order to
1973 - Twenty were killed in Cambodia when a bomb went off that was
meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the
"Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1989 - A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that
brought power outages over large regions of Canada.
1992 - White South Africans approved constitutional reforms to give
legal equality to blacks.
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical
benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.
1999 - The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members
in the wake of a bribery scandal.
2009 - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition.
2011 - The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to
protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if he wins
Washington Post - On the final day of his reelection campaign, Benjamin
Netanyahu said that as long as he serves as prime minister of Israel,
there will not be an independent Palestinian nation.... Netanyahu’s
assertion, made on camera to an Israeli news Web site, appeared to
reverse the prime minister’s previous declarations of support for a
sovereign Palestinian state.
Israeli elections: 4th term or end of Netanyahu era? Live Updates
Anti-terror censorship: France blocks 5 sites without court order
RT - Among the sites that are being restricted is al-Hayat Media Center,
accused of possible links with Islamic State militants, according to
Cazeneuve. The ministry also says it plans to target “dozens” of other
similar websites. Internet service providers have been given 24 hours to
take “all necessary measures to block the listing of these addresses”
under the new rules introduced in November last year.... Visitors to the
sites are now redirected to a page from the French Interior Ministry,
containing a warning graphic of a big red palm, reading “the
contents...incites terrorism or justifies terror acts.”
"Colossal Defeat" For Obama As Australia Joins China's Regional Bank
Zero Hedge - Having attacked its "closest ally" UK for "constant
accomodation" with China, we suspect President Obama will be greatly
displeased at yet another close-ally's decision to partner up with the
Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As The
Australian reports, "make no mistake," the decision by Australia's
Abbott government to sign on for negotiations to join China’s regional
bank, foreshadowed by Tony Abbott at the weekend, "represents a colossal
defeat for the Obama administration’s incompetent, distracted,
ham-fisted diplomacy in Asia." It seems de-dollarization continues...
Vladimir Putin reappears in public for first time in 10 days
The Telegraph - Russian president says life "would be boring without
gossip" as he attends meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday, after days
of rumours about his absence.... The Kremlin has repeated said that
Putin is in good health, maintaining that he has simply been conducting
meetings behind closed doors. That did not stop social media users from
speculating that Mr Putin has had a stroke, or is even dead.
International Media Hysterical Over Putin's Comment on Nuclear Readiness
Sputnik News - Leading western newspaper headlines have focused on
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments about Russia’s readiness to
place its nuclear forces on alert in the event an “unfavorable scenario”
had unfolded in Crimea, despite the United States and the United Kingdom
making similar statements before.
Iran Fighting ISIS – Is it Really a Problem?
Ron Paul - As Iran continues to take an active role in helping Iraq
fight ISIS, many US neocons are upset that the US military is not over
there on the ground doing the fighting. They want Americans believe that
only another US invasion of Iraq – and of Syria as well – can defeat
ISIS. But what is wrong with the countries of the region getting
together and deciding to cooperate on a common problem?
American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition
(AP) - An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while
volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to
critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said
Monday. An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while
volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to
critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The Lies End Now: "Most Transparent Administration Ever" Is No
More: White House To Delete Its FOIA Regulations
Zero Hedge - As reported moments ago, the White House is voiding
a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration
to the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (incidentally the
same act that discovered none of Hillary Clinton's "personal"
government-business emails since they were not even stored on
government property!) which as USA Today explains, makes
"official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject
requests for records to that office."
Suspect in Ferguson, Missouri shooting of police appears in
(Reuters) - The man accused of wounding two policemen during a
protest rally outside the Ferguso n, Missouri, police
headquarters last week appeared in court briefly on Monday and
did not enter a plea to charges that could bring up to life in
prison.... Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, has admitted to firing the
shots that wounded the officers early Thursday and told
authorities he was not shooting at police, Prosecuting Attorney
Robert McCulloch said on Sunday after announcing the arrest.
Chicago Police Threatening to Take Children From “Black Site”
Sputnik News - The Chicago Police Department (CPD) will resort
to threaten taking a suspect’s children if he or she does not
sign confessions that the police wants to have, former Chicago
“black site” detainee Saul Ayala told Sputnik. “They threatened
to take my kids if I wouldn’t sign the story they made up,”
Ayala said on Monday. The incident took place in 2005, Ayala
explained, as CPD officers pulled him out of a car and brought
him to the interrogation “black site” at Chicago’s Homan Square,
where he was denied access to a lawyer or to his family.
ACLU sues Obama administration over ‘kill list’ documents
RT - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the US
government in an effort to compel a court to release documents
detailing the Obama administration’s use of a secret, so-called
“kill list” containing potential drone strike targets. Filed
Monday in US District Court in Manhattan, the lawsuit asks the
Southern District of New York to order four government agencies,
including the Departments of Justice, Defense and State, to heed
Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the ACLU in 2013
concerning the administration’s “targeted killing” program.
Leftist Media Figures Rush to Defend Ferguson Cop Shooter
Paul Joseph Watson - Leftist media figures rushed to defend
Jeffrey Williams, the man who shot and seriously injured two
police officers in Ferguson last week, by claiming he was
mistreated by police and attempting to distance him from the
‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
Union Official Says ‘Corporate Greed’ Behind Push for H-1B Visas
Breitbart - A so-called "war on the American worker" has
intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being
spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California
Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of
American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT
workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to
work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S.
on an H-1B visa program.
American Millennials Score Poorly Against Other Nations in
The New American - A recently released report from the
Educational Testing Service (ETS) indicated that American
“millennials” (those born after 1980 who were 16–34 years of age
at the time of the study) scored near the bottom of the pack
among 23 countries evaluated for various skills… Despite having
the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous
American generation, these young adults on average demonstrate
relatively weak skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem
solving in technology-rich environments compared to their
Scandal-Plagued VA Hospital Still Making Vets Wait Months in
Breitbart - Despite claims made to Congress that the Los Angeles
Veterans Affairs (VA) facility makes patients wait only four
days for an appointment, internal documents from the facility
show that 12,700 appointments wound up taking over 90 days
before they actually occurred. Some new patients also had to
wait months: data from January 15 showed over 1,600 new patients
waited between 60 to 90 days.
US blows through $18trn debt limit
RT - On Monday, the US reached its legal debt limit of $18
trillion -more than the country’s entire GDP. Lawmakers will
either have to again lift it, or attempt to cap spending. As of
March 12, the US Treasury reported federal debt at
$18,114,324,000,000.00 in its daily treasury statement. This
figure is above the statutory debt limit, which was extended by
Congress through March 15 this year.
Bailout for Big Oil? US Quietly Announces Crude Buy-Up
Sputnik News - he Department of Energy said Friday it's
considering buying 5 million barrels of oil for the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in a move that could signal a government
plan to bolster an industry suffering from collapsing prices.
The price of oil has fallen precipitously — dropping nearly 60%
since June. And while the average American may be appreciating
relief at the pump provided by $45-a barrel crude, everyone from
the oil companies themselves to the Wall Street financiers that
lend to and trade on their business has been panicking over the
falling profitability of the industry.
Banks Say "Thanks for the Bailout," Now We'll Park our Profits
in Overseas Tax Havens
AllGov - Giant financial institutions that benefitted from
federal bailouts during the depths of the recession have repaid
the American people’s largesse by hiding profits overseas to
avoid paying their fair share of taxes. According to a report (pdf)
commissioned by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), four big
banks—Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and JPMorgan
Chase—which received massive amounts of money and loan
guarantees to keep them afloat in the wake of the financial
crisis, park large amounts of money in tax haven nations.
The Case Against New York as Home to Wall Street Regulation
Wall Street On Parade - There is now a movement in Congress to
strip the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of its regulatory
oversight of the biggest Wall Street banks. The movement has
roots among both Democrats and Republicans who are fed up with
the continuing unbridled abuses of the public trust by the
unruly hooligans on Wall Street and their timid regulator, the
New York Fed. The push for change is critically important for a
number of reasons. Major among them is the perception that New
York and its politicians are more concerned about what’s in the
best interests of New York residents and less about what’s best
for the country as a whole.
Boston University Economist Calls Out Congress on Enormous
TheNewAmerican - During his annual trek to Washington, D.C., to
lecture Congress on its spendthrift habits, Boston University
economist Laurence Kotlikoff took the gloves off this year. He
dressed down Senator Mike Enzi, chairman of the Senate Budget
Committee, along with the committee's members: Let me get right
to the point. Our country is broke. It’s not broke in 75 years
or 50 years or 25 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. Indeed,
it may well be in worse fiscal shape than any development
country, including Greece.
Bay Area Water Managers Take Home Massive Paychecks During
Breitbart - A new investigation into executive pay at the four
largest Bay Area water districts revealed that many of the
region's top water managers take home massive paychecks, despite
the onset of a fourth year of drought in California.... The
analysis of executive pay comes as three of the four water
districts consider customer rate hikes to combat falling revenue
due to decreased water usage. Just one district, Contra Costa
Water, will cut construction costs and dip into its own cash
reserves to avoid raising customer water rates.
US Oil Pipeline Industry Quietly Building Network That 'Dwarfs
Common Dreams - Despite public opposition that has so far
blocked the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the fossil
fuels industry has successfully—and quietly—expanded the
nation's domestic oil network by installing thousands of miles
of pipeline across the country, according to new reporting by
the Associated Press.
Senate Intelligence Committee Approves "a Surveillance Bill by
AllGov - The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved
the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which
would facilitate the sharing of information from private
companies to the government. The putative reason for the
legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it
will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to
the government… This isn’t the first time the committee has
passed a bill like this. Last summer, similar legislation was
moved to the full Senate, but it died because of concerns that
Google, Facebook and other companies would be forced to share
personal data with intelligence agencies.
Private Companies Continue To Amass Millions Of License Plate
Photos, Hold Onto The Data Forever
Techdirt - Vigilant's ALPR database currently houses more than 2
billion plate scans, with nearly 100 million more being added
every day by law enforcement agencies and repo companies. It
actually has two databases. One can be plugged into by law
enforcement. The other, housed by Vigilant-owned Digital
Recognition Network, can be accessed by certain members of the
public: car dealers, insurance companies, private detectives…
basically anyone willing to pay access fees and who can offer a
suitable justification for digging through a multi-billion plate
Compulsory Vaccination Bills: 110 bills Across 36 states (bills
included by state)
Natural Blaze - 110 Bills, 36 states (total list [document
download]) Sample bills...
Protecting Your Thyroid from Radiation with Natural Iodine
Natural Society - With radiation exposure from medical practices
such as mammograms, and cancer treatments, as well as that which
is being leaked from sites like Fukushima, it becomes more
important than ever to educate ourselves about natural ways to
protect against radiation exposure. Fortunately, iodine has been
shown to protect the important glands of the endocrine system
from radiation toxicity, namely the thyroid.
Hibiscus Leaves Inhibit Growth of Melanoma Cancer Cells
Mae Chan - Originally from Angola, hibiscus is now cultivated
throughout tropical and subtropical regions, especially in
Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China. The polyphenols
present in hibiscus leaves may inhibit growth of and destroy
melanoma cancer cells without damaging healthy human skin cells,
scientists from Taiwan have found.
The many health benefits of eating cilantro
STEPin2 - Cilantro, which is also known as coriander and Chinese
parsley, is a potent medicinal herb. It is often used in Mexican
cuisine to make guacamole and salsas. This herb is packed with
health benefits. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of
- March 16, 2015 - Today in History:
1802 - The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in
1836 - The Republic of Texas approved a constitution.
1882 - The U.S. Senate approved a treaty allowing the United States to
join the Red Cross.
1913 - The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania was launched at Newport
1915 - The Federal Trade Commission began operation.
1928 - The U.S. planned to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.
1945 - Iwo Jima was declared secure by the Allies. However, small
pockets of Japanese resistance still existed.
1968 - U.S. troops in Vietnam destroyed a village consisting mostly of
women and children. The event is known as the My-Lai massacre.
1984 - William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped
by gunmen. He died while in captivity.
1985 - Terry Anderson, an Associated Press newsman, was taken hostage in
Beirut. He was released in December 4, 1991.
1988 - Indictments were issued for Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Vice
Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council, and 2 others
for their involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
1994 - Tonya Harding pled guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to
hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy
Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur
1995 - NASA astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit
the Russian space station Mir.
2003 - Vice President Dick Cheney predicted on NBC's "Meet the Press"
that American troops would be "greeted as liberators" by the Iraqi
2003 - Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American, was killed when she was
run over by a bulldozer while trying to block Israeli troops from
demolishing a Palestinian home in Gaza.
2005 - A judge in Redwood City, Calif., sent Scott Peterson to death row
for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci.
Kerry says US wants to negotiate with Assad… State Dept denies
RT - The US secretary of state appeared to say on CBS News that America
has to negotiate with Syria’s president about a political transition in
the war-torn country. But later the State Department clarified that John
Kerry wasn’t referring to Bashar Assad. "But to get the Assad regime to
negotiate, we're going to have to make it clear to him that there is a
determination by everybody to seek that political outcome and change his
calculation about negotiating,” Kerry said on Sunday. Kerry added that
the US and some other countries were trying to restart talks on the
resolution of the conflict in Syria, which has now entered its fifth
Israeli FM Vows to Defeat Hamas in Gaza, Execute Extremists After
Sputnik News - The goal of Israel's Yisrael Beytenu party after the
upcoming general election is to end terrorism by defeating Hamas in the
Gaza Strip and executing extremists, the party's head, Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman told Sputnik in an interview on Monday. General
election in Israel is scheduled for March 17. According to the latest
polls, Lieberman's right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party, which currently
holds 13 seats, is expected to garner only 4-5 in the 120-strong
Putin in film on Crimea: US masterminds behind Ukraine coup, helped
RT - The Ukrainian armed coup was organized from Washington, Russian
President Vladimir Putin stated in an interview for a new documentary
aired Sunday. The Americans tried to hide behind the Europeans, but
Moscow saw through the trick, he added.
Russia to provide $13.75mn as part of first IMF loan for Ukraine –
RT - Russia will participate in financing the first tranche of IMF aid
to Ukraine in the amount of $13.75 million; the Bank of Russia will
deliver the payment on March 13, said Russian Finance Minister Anton
US Accuses Iraqi Military Of War Crimes, Continues To Support ISIS
Brandon Turbeville - With the recent and largely successful battle for
Tikrit conducted by the Iraqi security forces combating Western-backed
ISIS fighters who have controlled the city for some time, Iraq has once
again forced itself into the brief headlines of international media. Yet
the subsequent claims of war crimes committed by these security forces
have also found their way into the public discussion, most notably in
ISIS executes nine 'spies' for 'betraying the religion of Allah' in
second gruesome video to surface this week...
Daily Mail - SIS has executed another nine men for allegedly being spies
in an unknown location in the Middle East. Each man is forced to give
interview before their murder in which they admit to spying on the
terror group's location, movement and armament.
Ancient statues destroyed by ISIS fake, real ones safe
RT - The ancient statues that Islamic State militants smashed in Mosul
on camera last month have been proved to be exact replicas of precious
artifacts of Iraqi heritage. The real masterpieces of antiquity are said
to be in Baghdad. “They were copies. The originals are all here,”
Baghdad’s museum director told Germany’s Deutsche Welle… However,
Mosul’s exiled governor Atheel Nuafi, said that, while many of destroyed
items were not originals, but there were real ones demolished afterward.
Venezuela conducts military exercises, claiming US threat
(AP) - Soldiers rolled out shoulder-fired missiles, fighter planes and
armored trucks Saturday for the first of 10 days of military exercises
that the president of socialist-governed Venezuela says are needed to
protect against a looming threat from the U.S. As nearly 100,000 members
of the armed forces began conducting exercises across the country,
Venezuela's government got support from South American nations, which
criticized the U.S. for the way it imposed sanctions on Venezuelan
'Innocent mistake': UK’s nuclear weapons web data routed through Ukraine
RT - Sensitive data from around 170 major companies, including the UK’s
Atomic Weapons Establishment and Lockheed Martin, might have be
compromised after British Telecom web traffic was accidentally rerouted
through Ukraine. The hijacking of the companies took place over a
90-minute period Thursday, while many British Telecom customers
experienced diverted traffic for five days, starting from Saturday, Dyn,
Internet performance company, said in a report.
UK: Police condemned for using stop and search powers on 300 children
aged under five
Daily Mail - Nearly 300 children under the age of five have been stopped
and searched by police over the last five years, it has emerged.
Officers across the UK have been condemned for using their powers to
stop and search toddlers on suspicion of a host of offences including
drug or knife crime, possession of weapons and terrorism.... Police can
stop and search children under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act
1984, which states that there is no requirement for an adult to be
present during the search of under-10s.
'Freedom in jeopardy': Thousands rally across Canada against new
RT - Thousands of demonstrators have united across Canada to take action
against proposed anti-terrorism legislation known as Bill C-51, which
would expand the powers of police and the nation’s spy agency,
especially when it comes to detaining terror suspects.
Americans Evacuated From Sierra Leone After Possible Ebola Contact
NY Times - The first of a group of 10 American aid workers who may have
come into contact with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone were evacuated on
Saturday, American government and aid officials said. They will be the
largest group of Americans to have returned home over fears of exposure
to the virus since an outbreak in three West African countries was
declared last year.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Pentagon denies UN investigator chance to interview Guantánamo
The Guardian - Shortly after the Pentagon took a battery of pro-Guantánamo
US senators for a tour of its infamous detention center, it
confirmed that it will deny the United Nations’ torture
investigator interviews with Guantánamo Bay detainees. Juan
Méndez, the UN’s special rapporteur on preventing torture, “has
been invited to visit Guantánamo; however, he will not be
permitted to interview detainees”,Army Lieutenant Colonel Myles
Caggins, the Pentagon’s detentions spokesman, told the Guardian.
VIDEO: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 3/16/15: Iran Fighting
ISIS – Is it Really a Problem?
Ron Paul - As Iran continues to take an active role in helping
Iraq fight ISIS, many US neocons are upset that the US military
is not over there on the ground doing the fighting. They want
Americans believe that only another US invasion of Iraq – and of
Syria as well – can defeat ISIS. But what is wrong with the
countries of the region getting together and deciding to
cooperate on a common problem?
Obama Jokes: “If I did not love America, I wouldn’t have moved
here from Kenya”
The Hill - President Obama late Saturday joked about the
controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hilary
Clinton’s use of a private email account during a white-tie
dinner in Washington, D.C. According to a White House pool
report, Obama told guests at the Gridiron Club dinner that he
was once known as the young, tech-savvy candidate. But now,
“Hillary has a server in her house! I didn’t even know you could
have one of those. I am so far behind.”... And Obama’s response
to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) comment that he didn’t
love America drew big laughs.“If I did not love America, I
wouldn’t have moved here from Kenya,” Obama said.
Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for “Being Disruptive”
Filming Cops - The Powhatan Sheriff’s Department claims that it
started when the student was “disruptive” in the cafeteria. The
student was then taken to the assistant principal’s office,
where, they claim, the “disruptive” behavior continued. An armed
police officer stepped in and decided to try to place the
student in handcuffs, but the student reacted by trying to flee,
according to reports. That’s when the officer pointed his Taser
gun at the student and shot him as the student was running away
from the officer. The Sheriff’s Department claims that the child
“attacked” the officer while the officer was trying to restrain
his wrists, and the child was then charged with “felony assault
on an officer.”
Parents Outraged After Cop Charges 11-Yr-Old Child With
“Possession” for Having a Leaf that “Looked Like” Marijuana,
Kicked Out of School for a Year
Filming Cops - In another example of the glaring absurdity that
is the “War on Drugs,” a cop has charged a 6th grade child with
“possession” for having a leaf that merely looked like
marijuana. The parents of the boy state that he now suffers from
panic attacks and depression, and is seeing a psychiatrist,
after the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office engaged in what many
agree was malicious prosecution against the young boy.
VIDEO: Intelligence Officer: Every Single Terrorist Attack In
U.S Was a False Flag Attack … Or Egged On By the Government
Washington’s Blog - Robert David Steele – a 20-year Marine Corps
infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian
in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. Most terrorists are false
flag terrorists or are created by our own security services. In
the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had
has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the
FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders
against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism.
CNN Is Beating the Drums of War
Paul Craig Roberts - President George W. Bush’s national
security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam
Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result
in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such
threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all
American cities, and the national security advisor does not
How The CIA Gave Al-Qaeda $1 Million, And What That Money Was
Zero Hedge - As the US and key stakeholders in the Middle East
debate the best way to leverage the fight against ISIS in the
service of a larger geopolitical agenda, a NY Times piece out
today serves as a reminder (in case recent events haven’t made
it clear enough) of just how pervasive examples of Western
foreign policy blowback have become. As The Times reports, some
$1 million in cash funneled to the Afghan government by the CIA
ended up in the hands of al Qaeda who, after consulting with Bin
Laden, promptly used the money to purchase weapons.
Source: Senate panel probing possible Obama administration ties
to anti-Netanyahu effort
Fox News - A powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has
launched a bipartisan probe into an American nonprofit’s funding
of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
after the Obama administration’s State Department gave the
nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge of the
panel's activities told FoxNews.com.
Clintons Furious At Obama After Valerie Jarrett Linked To Email
Zero Hedge - For those who follow the endless soap opera of
domestic politics, the biggest story of the weekend, if so far
unsubstantiated, is the Post's report that the person behind
Hillary Clinton's shocking e-mail story leak, is none other than
Obama's personal advisor, Valeire Jarrett. "Obama senior adviser
Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press details of Hillary Clinton’s
use of a private e-mail address during her time as secretary of
Arrest Made in Shooting of Ferguson Police Officers
Breitbart - The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two
St. Louis-area officers had been at the protest outside of the
Ferguson Police Department earlier that night, authorities said
Sunday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said
20-year-old Jeffrey Williams told authorities he was firing at
someone with whom he was in a dispute, not at the police
officers. Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree
assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three
counts of armed criminal action.
UN Rips US For Being Only Nation To Sentence Kids To Life in
John Vibes - “The vast majority of states have taken note of the
international human rights requirements regarding life
imprisonment of children without the possibility of release,”
Juan Méndez of the United Nations said in a report published
this week. “Life sentences or sentences of an extreme length
have a disproportionate impact on children and cause physical
and psychological harm that amounts to cruel, inhuman or
degrading punishment,” the report states.
NASA Scientist Warns "California Has One Year Of Water Left"
Zero Hedge - Data from NASA satellites show that the total
amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river
basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water,
water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million
acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times
the capacity of Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir.
1.5 Million Pennsylvanians Live Within Half-Mile Evacuation Zone
of Rail Lines Carrying Volatile Crude Oil
AllGov - So many trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota
pass through Pennsylvania that an estimated 1.5 million
residents live in evacuation zones near rail lines. The 1.5
million Pennsylvanians represent 11.5% of the state population.
In addition, 550 K-12 schools, 37 hospitals and 61 nursing homes
are in evacuation zones, according to PublicSource reporters
Natasha Khan and Alexandra Kanik. The issue of oil shipments and
the risk of explosion from derailments were raised again when a
train carrying toxic Bakken oil went up in flames in neighboring
West Virginia on February 16.
Fracking will ruin sacred, preserved sites in the ‘American
cradle of civilization’ - lawsuit
RT - A Navajo advocacy group has asked a federal judge to halt
hydraulic fracking permits in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico,
claiming that drilling threatens a historic UNESCO heritage site
considered sacred by Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples. Diné
Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment and three other groups
have sued the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US
Department of Interior, calling on a federal judge to vacate the
130 fracking permits issued by the BLM and enjoin fracking
activity in the Mancos Shale of the San Juan Basin until the BLM
adheres to the National Environmental Policy Act and the
National Historic Preservation Act, according to Courthouse
Bankrupt Detroit Still Paying For Fluoride – Even During Water
Blacklisted News - As evidence and studies continue to mount
against public water fluoridation, cities that continue to do so
risk individual legal action for damages and human rights
violations for force-medicating. In Detroit, after becoming the
largest American city to file for bankruptcy, there is a move to
quickly begin water shutoffs to “protect the city’s budget.” Yet
there is still money to be found by the city to purchase
hydrofluorosilicic acid (fluoride) from private companies to add
to the water supply. In fact, it’s mandated by Detroit city
General Mills Sued for Dumping 15,000 Gallons of Cancer
Chemicals into Water
Natural Society - Unlike Pepsi Co, which recently got let loose
from a class action lawsuit concerning a carcinogen used in
soda, a class action lawsuit against the maker of Cheerios,
Yoplait yogurt, and Pillsbury cinnamon rolls was just certified
by a federal judge. Minneapolis residents claim that General
Mills polluted their air and water with more than 15,000 gallons
of carcinogenic solvents that have seeped into homes.
What will your next rental car know about you? Everything
Christopher Elliott - Hertz is rolling out a new NeverLost
navigation system later this year... Every car will receive of
the new consoles, which will let you video conference with a
representative if you have questions about your rental or if you
need to buy an upgrade. Yes, it still handles directions, but
Hertz will charge you for that feature when you activate it.
Your car sees everything. New cars will have upgraded tracking
technology that will go beyond following the exact GPS location
of each vehicle. It will also allow the company to “see” the
inside of each car and to remotely start and stop the vehicle.
An Autonomous Car Is Going Cross-Country for the First Time
Wired News - On March 22, an autonomous car will set out from
the Golden Gate Bridge toward New York for a 3,500-mile drive
that, if all goes according to plan, will push robo-cars much
closer to reality. Audi’s taken its self-driving car from
Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, Google’s racked up more than
700,000 autonomous miles, and Volvo’s preparing to put regular
people in its robot-controlled vehicles.
Superintendent Confirms Common Core's Pearson Spying on Kids'
Social Media Accounts
Breitbart - On Friday, Bob Braun, a former leading columnist for
The Star Ledger in New Jersey, posted on his blog and Facebook
page an email superintendent Elizabeth Jewett sent to colleagues
regarding Pearson’s monitoring of social media posts by students
in her district… According to Braun, he contacted Jewett by
email and found she had discovered “three instances in which
Pearson notified the state education department of the results
of its spying.”
Yahoo sees 'end to end' email encryption by year-end
Rob Lever - Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end to end
encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for
users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers… The
new security feature aims to allow non-technical people to use
encryption with the click of a button after an initial setup of
a few minutes. A test or beta version of the encryption software
is being released for developers, and it is expected to be
rolled out to users in the coming months.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Pallets make great garden planters - Here's how to make sure
they aren't leaching toxic chemicals
(NaturalNews) Currently, one of the most popular gardening
trends are small vertical gardens, typically made possible using
recycled wooden pallets. While an excellent, resourceful idea,
it's very important to verify your pallet's background before
planting flowers, herbs, succulents and other plants into it.
Make Your Own: 10 Herbal Tea Blends You Can Grow in Your Garden
Natural Society - From a sustainability standpoint, herbs are
one of the easiest plants to produce. Many of the herbs we grow
are perennials and will produce for many years. Drying herbs is
a great way to save money and use for cooking or to enjoy for
aromatherapy needs. That said, we haven’t completely put these
perennials to their full potential.
Elevated Sugar Intake Linked to Significantly Raised Risk of
Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease
Dr. Mercola - Added sugar, and processed fructose in particular,
is a primary driver of the metabolic dysfunction underlying
obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To prevent chronic disease
such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, WHO suggests
limiting your added sugar consumption to a maximum of five
percent of your daily calories. Studies have shown that those
who consume 25 percent or more of their daily calories as sugar
are twice as likely to die from heart disease as those who get
less than 7-10 percent of their calories from sugar.
A tasty way to help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and
(NaturalNews) Up until a few decades ago, blueberries didn't
have the superfood status they rightfully claim now. As a matter
of fact, they were considered lacking in nutrition. Since then,
serious testing and analysis have proven blueberries are truly
tasty, medicinal foods.
Are Proposed Forced Vaccination Laws Comparable to Eugenics
Forced Sterilization Laws in the U.S.?
Health Impact News - Constitutional attorney Jonthan Emord has
written an excellent commentary about current legislative
efforts to remove vaccine exemptions, and increase forced
vaccinations against people's wills. Emord writes: "The current
rush to revoke laws allowing conscientious dissent from
compulsory vaccination, including encumbering or revoking
grounds based on religious or medical grounds, are a return to a
very ugly era of elitism, one of gross intrusion into rights of
personal autonomy and liberty that left us only a few decades
WATCH: Time Lapse of Cannabis Eating Cancer Cells
Natural Blaze - [...] The SETH Group that showed compounds in
cannabis can stop the growth of human glioblastoma multiforma (GBM)
brain cancer cells. The SETH Group says "No chemotherapy can
match this nontoxic anti-cancer action." Even last year in 2012
a pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San
Francisco found THC stops metastasis in many kinds of aggressive
24,000 Chemicals may be Tainting Your Bottled Water
Natural Society - German researchers have discovered endocrine
disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in water bottles that could
adversely affect development and reproduction. In fact, there
are 24,520 suspect chemicals found to be present in 18 different
water bottle brands that could be wreaking your health.
Avoiding Gluten Good For More Than Just Celiacs, Study Confirms
Green Med Info - If listening to your body has lead you to
identify gluten as a health problem and you feel better after
removing it, a new study adds to an already extensive body of
research that the rapidly expanding gluten free movement is not
a fad as critics claim.
6 Amazing Seeds With Incredible Health Benefits
John Summerly - Health experts around the world recommend people
incorporate these 6 seeds in their diets. Whether you sprinkle
these over your breakfast cereal or have them as a health
boosting snack, you can't go wrong with seeds.
How One Dog with Only a Week to Live, Lived Almost Another Year
Fan Chan Cho, D.D.S. - Cappuccino, a Saint Bernard and former
Westminster Show competitor, was diagnosed at age 8 with severe
heart disease. Her veterinary cardiologist gave her less than a
week to live. Cappuccino’s family took her the very next day to
an integrative veterinarian who agreed her condition was grave,
but also prescribed a holistic medicine protocol. Thanks to the
holistic remedies that helped defend her kidneys and liver
against the toxic effects of her heart medication, Cappuccino
was able to have a good quality of life with her family for
another 10 months