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Today In History - Wednesday - August 31, 2011
1886 - 110 people were killed when an earthquake struck Charleston, SC.
1920 - The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired. The station was 8MK in Detroit, MI.
1954 - 70 people were killed when Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern coast of the U.S.
1964 - California officially became the most populated state in America.
1965 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
1980 - Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.
1981 - In Ramstein, West Germany, a bomb exploded at the U.S. Air Force European headquarters. Brigadier Gen. J. D. Moore and 19 others were injured.
1986 - The Admiral Nakhimov, a Soviet passenger ship, collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea. 448 people were killed when both ships sank.
1989 - Great Britain's Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announced that they were separating. The marriage was 16 years old.
1990 - U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar met with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to try and negotiate a solution to the crisis in the Persian Gulf.
1990 - East and West Germany signed a treaty that meant the harmonizing of political and legal systems.
1991 - Uzbekistan and Kirghiziz declared their independence from the Soviet Union. They were the 9th and 10th republics to announce their plans to secede.
1992 - Randy Weaver, a white separatist, surrendered to authorities after an 11 day siege at his cabin in Naples, ID.
1993 - Russia withdrew its last soldiers from Lithuania.
1994 - A cease-fire was declared by the Irish Republican Army after 25 years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.
1994 - Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltics after a half-century.
1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.
1997 - Princess Diana of Wales died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and their chauffeur were also killed.
1998 - A ballistic missile was fired over Japan by North Korea. The missile landed in stages in the waters around Japan. There was no known target.
1998 - U.S. embassies in Ghana and Togo were closed indefinitely because of security threats.
1998 - "Titanic" became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million.

World News

Russian bailiffs search BP's office in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian bailiffs searched BP PlC's Moscow office on Wednesday because of a minority shareholder's lawsuit, the company said, calling the action an illegal raid....

Libyans celebrate Muslim holiday, Gadhafi ouster
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyans on Wednesday wept over the graves of those killed in their six-month war against Moammar Gadhafi, then celebrated their newfound freedom with morning prayers and joyous chants in the capital's main square - bittersweet rituals marking the start of a major Muslim holiday....

Shooting suspect admits killing US airmen
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian confessed Wednesday to killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport, saying in emotional testimony at the opening of his trial that he had been influenced by radical Islamic propaganda online....

Report: Israel Sends 2 Warships to Egyptian Border
Military sources tell AP Israeli Navy sent additional warships to maritime border with Egypt following intelligence indicating viable terror threat.

YouTube: Israelis stock up on stun grenades to ‘welcome’ Palestine state
Russia Today - The Israeli Defence Force is reportedly preparing settlers for the mass uprising of Palestinians, expected after the UN votes on a Palestinian statehood in September.

YouTube: War for Africa: 'Libya key to new US bases, cheap labor & resources'
Russia Today - The rebels in Libya have rejected the possibility of staging talks with Muammar Gaddafi. The National Transitional Council says they want to see him in jail - and not at the negotiating table. Middle East expert Dan Glazebrook says NATO is using the rebels to make Libya a failed state.

Libya rebels pledge assault on Gadhafi stronghold
ABU GRAYN, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebels pledged Tuesday to launch an assault within days on Moammar Gadhafi's hometown, the ousted strongman's last major bastion of support....

VIDEO: United Nations Tries to Save Face On Libya Occupation
Kurt Nimmo - The al-Qaeda vision for Libya was so stark and authoritarian that the globalists at the United Nations had to step in and save face.

August deadliest month ever for US in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country.

Fruit and vegetables rot as hunger stalks India
SOLAN, India (AP) -- Sunil Sharma, a young tomato farmer in northern India, must navigate decripit roads, corrupt policemen and blazing heat to deliver his produce in an unrefrigerated truck to New Delhi's wholesale vegetable market....

A story missing from our media: Iceland's on-going revolution
An Italian radio program's story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.

Murdoch expands internal inquiry of UK papers
(Reuters) - Lawyers for Rupert Murdoch's News International are conducting a broad inquiry into reporting practices at all of the company's UK newspapers, according to sources who have been briefed on the probe.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Class action suit says Florida Highway Patrol illegally tickets motorists who warn others about speed traps
When the Florida Highway Patrol pulls someone over on the highway, it's usually because they were speeding. However, in some cases motorists are being pulled over for flashing lights on and off to warn drivers coming from the other direction that there was speed trap ahead.

YouTube: ED ASNER - Architects & Engineers - Solving the Mystery of WTC 7
This is AE911Truth's new 9/11 documentary on the mysterious destruction of World Trade Center Building #7, WTC 7 on 9/11/01. Join actor, Ed Asner and Architect Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers as they narrate an unfolding story that decimates the official account...

Panel: Widespread waste and fraud in war spending
WASHINGTON (AP) - As much as $60 billion in U.S. tax dollars has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade due to lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and corruption

Pentagon under fire over war contracts
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon has wasted more than $30 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan due to shoddy management and a lack of competition, an independent inquiry said.

Ron Paul: Mission Accomplished in Libya?
Even as a major hurricane hit America's eastern seaboard, the administration is determined to expand the war in Libya while threatening the regime in Syria. Is there any limit to government's appetite to create more problems for our nation and economy?

VIDEO: Obama’s job czar expert at creating foreign jobs
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Tuesday that it’s time for the head of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to resign or be fired because he’s sending jobs to China.

Kenneth Melson, acting ATF chief, steps down
The man who led the controversial Fast and Furious anti-gun-trafficking operation will step down as the interim head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department announced Tuesday as it named a new acting director for the agency.

CIA censors 9/11 book
One former FBI agent is finding out firsthand that freedom of speech isn’t something guaranteed to every American. Colleagues at the CIA are keeping him from printing some of his own personal accounts in an upcoming book about the 9/11 attacks.

White House Issues Guides on Sept. 11 Observances
WASHINGTON — The White House has issued detailed guidelines to government officials on how to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, with instructions to honor the memory of those who died on American soil but also to recall that Al Qaeda...

Airlifts planned to supply cut-off Vt. towns
NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont began mobilizing National Guard helicopters to airlift food, water and supplies Tuesday to small towns cut off by flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Irene.... Related video.

Glenn Beck, Fresh from Israel, Proclaims Irene is 'Blessing'
The Washington Post reports radio personality Glenn Beck has declared Hurricane Irene is a "blessing." He touts the strong storm lashing the East Coast of the United States as a harbinger to warn Americans...

Top NASA climate scientist arrested at White House
One of the nation's foremost experts on climate change was arrested outside the White House on Monday morning after he joined a protest against a planned Canadian tar sands pipeline.

Michelle Obama’s Gibson guitar gift
Michelle Obama gave Carla Bruni-Sarkozy a Gibson guitar with a fretboard made of the material...

VIDEO: Superintendent Cuts Salary to Help Community
ABC News - Larry Powell voluntarily lowered his salary to save his district money.

'Unschooling' Gaining Popularity, Allows Children Alternative Learning Tools
School's never out for 14-year-old Zoe Bentley. Nor is it ever in. The perky teen from Tucson, Ariz., explores what she likes, when she likes as deeply as she chooses every day of the year. As an "unschooler," Zoe is untethered from the demands of traditional, compulsory education.

30 Signs That America Has Become A Horrible Place For Children
What in the world has happened to the United States? Once upon a time the U.S. was one of the best places in the world to raise a child, but today it is an absolutely horrible place for children.

Wisconsin town bars Republicans from labor day parade
WASHINGTON -- A group of Wisconsin union officials has voted to ban Republican politicians from a local Labor Day parade, underscoring how partisan the state has become in the wake of this year's clashes over collective bargaining rights.


VIDEO: Obama The National Debt Hypocrite - Caught On Tape
On the 2008 campaign trail, Obama blames Bush for adding $4 trillion to the national debt, calling it 'irresponsible and unpatriotic'.

Advancing U.S.-Canada Economic, Energy and Security Integration
Much has been made about the secretive nature and lack of transparency surrounding efforts by the U.S. and Canada to create a North American security perimeter. With several high-level meetings in the last month, not to mention all the behind the scenes negotiations...

Cosco's Contract Dispute Could Hurt The Entire Shipping Industry
Chinese state-controlled shipping company China Cosco Holdings Cp. has been locked in multiple disputes after it withheld payments on contracts. The disputes have stem from Cosco's unwillingness to pay long-term contract rates...

Market crash 'could hit within weeks', warn bankers
The Telegraph - Insurance on the debt of several major European banks has now hit historic levels, higher even than those recorded during financial crisis caused by the US financial group's implosion nearly three years ago.

Liberty Dollars may be subject to seizure
Aug. 29, 2011 - Liberty Dollars held by collectors may be subject to seizure as contraband by federal law enforcement, officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Secret Service said...

Housing Market

FDIC Objects to BofA $8.5B Mortgage-Bond Accord
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. objected to Bank of America Corp. (BAC)’s proposed $8.5 billion mortgage-bond settlement with investors, joining investors and states that are challenging the agreement.

New York Lawmakers Criticize Schneiderman’s Removal From Foreclosure Panel
New York lawmakers sent a letter to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller saying they were “troubled” by the removal of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from an executive committee of state officials negotiating a nationwide foreclosure settlement with U.S. banks.

Who owns the deed?
The Ohio Supreme Court is getting ready to take on what some are calling the biggest issue in state foreclosure law in a century.

OUTRAGEOUS | How Chase Ruined Lives of People Who Paid Off Their Mortgages
Once you read the allegations in the cases included in this post, I strongly suspect you will agree that the “ruining lives” in the headline is not an exaggeration. And as important, these two cases, with very similar fact sets, also suggest that these abuses are not mere “mistakes”.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Scientists: Oil fouling Gulf matches Deepwater Horizon well (photo gallery)
Scientific analysis has confirmed that oil bubbling up above BP’s sealed Deepwater Horizon well in recent days is a chemical match for the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that spewed into the Gulf last summer.

Nuclear Panel Expanding Team to Check for Quake Damage
WASHINGTON — The earthquake last Tuesday in Virginia may have produced stronger shaking at the North Anna nuclear plant than the reactors were designed to withstand, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent additional inspectors to determine what steps are needed...

Aftershocks continue after Aug. 23 Va. earthquake
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast on Aug. 23 continues to produce aftershocks. At least 18 aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.5 to as little as 2.0 followed...

Fukushima radioactive caesium leaks 'equal 168 Hiroshimas'
(NaturalNews) Japan's government recently estimated that the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster thus far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs. Caesium-137 is a radioactive isotope of caesium which is formed...

US Energy Department panel endorses shale fracking, suggests pumping ground with millions of gallons of chemical water will help save environment
(NaturalNews) Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," for the purpose of extracting natural gas from the earth involves flooding it with millions of gallons of chemical-laden water, a practice that by all estimates is damaging the environment...

Exxon Wins Prized Access to Arctic With Russia Deal
ExxonMobil on Tuesday struck an agreement to explore for oil in a Russian sector of the Arctic Ocean that is opening for drilling, in a deal that could grow to $500 billion over time.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: The Last Heart Attack
CNN - In this hour-long CNN documentary, Sanjay Gupta investigates whether diet and the latest diagnostic tests are enough to prevent every heart attack. During the medical journey of discovery, Dr. Gupta talks to former President Clinton, cutting edge doctors and puts his own heart under the microscope as he offers practical advice and hard science to shows how we could have...The Last Heart Attack.

Scientists announce amazing findings: chocolate offers huge protection from heart disease and stroke
(NaturalNews) All regular readers of NaturalNews know that researchers have discovered chocolate (especially the organic, not junked up with additives and sugar type) contains phytochemicals which appear to promote good health. But no one has had much...

Proposed Medicare, Medicaid Cuts may Force Docs to Stop Seeing Patients
US lawmakers have for sometime now been struggling with facts and figures on how to cut federal spending by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years.

Be aware of the dangers of mammography
Women all around America and other industrialized nations are told that regular mammograms are the best approach for early breast cancer detection. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that looks to find tumorous growths that are otherwise...

Mind-Altering Microbes: Probiotic Bacteria May Lessen Anxiety and Depression
ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2011) — Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat anxiety and depression-related disorders according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kill candida overgrowth with these nine powerful herbs
Whether you are battling full-blown candida overgrowth or simply want to prevent future infections from occurring, herbs are a powerful tool for naturally keeping candida at bay. Here`s a list of nine highly effective herbal remedies for...

Scientists discover natural substance fights superbugs and food poisoning -- coriander oil
(NaturalNews) Mainstream medicine has lots of statistics about two types of serious and even deadly illnesses -- foodborne diseases and antibiotic resistant infections, also known as superbugs -- but not many ways to treat them successfully. That may soon...

New Study Links Pesticide Exposure to Prostate Cancer
(Beyond Pesticides, August 30, 2011) A new study finds that older men living in California’s Central Valley are more likely to develop prostate cancer if they were exposed to certain agricultural pesticides than those who were not exposed.

NaturalNews exposes secret vaccine industry ties and military involvement with Institute of Medicine, reveals fatal conflicts of interest at IoM
(NaturalNews) The Institute of Medicine is suddenly in the news following the release of its vaccine "adverse events" research which found that MMR vaccines actually cause measles, seizures and anaphylactic shock. The old media predictably distorted the...

Science & Technology

The TV That Watches You
A television due out soon can tell websites and online advertisers which shows you're watching, making Web pages more intelligent.

AP IMPACT: Automation in the air dulls pilot skill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Safety and industry officials worry that there will be more deadly airline accidents traced to pilots who have lost their hands-on instincts as planes become ever more reliant on automation to navigate crowded skies....

Pakistan Officially Bans All Encryption Online
This was rumored about a month ago, but now reports are coming out that the Pakistani government has issued orders to all ISPs in the country, telling them to block any user from using any "technology that would allow them to privately browse the internet."

Google Confirms It Aims to Own Your Online ID
Amid a furor over Google+'s ban on pseudonymity and anonymity, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt just admitted the company intends to be an 'identity service"

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Apple Scab Fungus More Resistant to Pesticides
Beyond Pesticides - Scientists say the fungus that causes apple scab appears to be growing more resistant to pesticides routinely used to control the fungus, worsening the threat of outbreaks in commercial orchards.

Monsanto Superweeds Choke Midwest – Won’t Die
Monsanto used its wiles for over 15 years to make sure that its seeds and products are the ones that farmers use exclusively. Monstrosity made sure that it appeared to be a bargain – farmers couldn’t resist the “innovation” of RoundUp resistant crops.

National Public Radio underwritten by Monsanto?
(NaturalNews) There was a strong reaction recently observed over public radio stations touting Monsanto and running Monsanto's promotional ads. Technically, it wasn't NPR (National Public Radio) as most assumed, but a program called Marketplace that is...


Home Depot Tells Me I'll Be Able To Return Unused Generator, Changes Mind After Hurricane
Hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe's stand to rake in a nice pile of cash from hurricane-related sales. And according to one Consumerist reader, his local Home Depot intends on keeping as much of that cash as possible by not making good on its pre-storm promises.


YouTube:  Surfin´ Bulldog (Beach Boys - Surfin´ USA)
Tillman (Bulldog) knows how to enjoy his life!

Today In History - Tuesday - August 30, 2011
1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army.
1806 - New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time.
1862 - The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.
1928 - The Independence of India League was established in India.
1941 - During World War II, the Nazis severed the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.
1945 - General Douglas MacArthur set up Allied occupation headquarters in Japan.
1951 - The Philippines and the United States signed a defense pact.
1956 - In Louisiana, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened.
1960 - A partial blockade was imposed on West Berlin by East Germany.
1963 - The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation.
1965 - Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.
1979 - Hurricane David hit the Caribbean island of Dominica. The hurricane took 1,100 lives through the Caribbean and the eastern U.S. seaboard.
1982 - P.L.O. leader Yasir Arafat left Beirut for Greece.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.
1984 - The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
1989 - Leona Helmsley was found guilty of income tax evasion by a New York federal jury.
1991 - The Soviet republic of Azerbaijan declared its independence.
1993 - On CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered.
1994 - Rosa Parks was robbed and beaten by Joseph Skipper. Parks was known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, which sparked the civil rights movement.
1994 - The largest U.S. defense contractor was created when the Lockheed and Martin Marietta corporations agreed to a merger.
1996 - An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed when the nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.
1999 - The residents of East Timor overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia. The U.N. announced the result on September 4.

World News

Gadhafi's family fled to Algeria
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's wife and other relatives fled to Algeria Monday, the Algerian foreign ministry said. The Algerian government said Gadhafi's wife, daughter, two of his sons and their children entered the neighboring country on Monday. It did not say...

Al-Qaeda Army Seizes Control of Tripoli
Paul Joseph Watson | Militants led by terrorist kingpin who fought against U.S. troops in Afghanistan occupy Gaddafi compounds.

UN warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain
ROME (AP) -- The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia....

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Nebraska nuclear plant no longer in flood emergency
The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant that was entirely surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters earlier this summer officially ended its flood emergency Monday afternoon, utility officials said. But the power plant about 20 miles north of Omaha will remain shut down until repairs are made and regulators approve restarting the facility, Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said.

VIDEO: Pentagon Beta Tests Tighter Military Control of Disaster Response
Kurt Nimmo - The Pentagon is exploiting Hurricane Irene in an effort further militarize disaster response. Fox News reported today that the Pentagon is using the overstated hurricane to minimize civilian participation in emergency situations.

Jury finds naval officer guilty in 9/11 fraud case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A retired naval officer honored for his valor during the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon was found guilty Monday of defrauding the victims' compensation fund by exaggerating his injuries...

Barack Obama's uncle has been arrested and held as illegal immigrant
The arrest ends a mystery over the fate of a relative that the US President wrote in his memoir had moved to America from Kenya in the 1960s, although the circumstances of his discovery may now prove to be an embarrassment for the White House.

Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional....

Appeals Court: Arresting Guy For Filming Cops Was A Clear Violation Of Both 1st & 4th Amendments
While this case isn't over yet, it's still a huge victory for those arrested by police for filming them in action. It suggests such people can bring charges against the police for civil rights violations in taking away their First Amendment rights. A tremendous ruling all around.

15-yr-old gets up to 6 years for 7-cent robbery
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A 15-year-old Syracuse boy will spend the next two to six years in juvenile detention and the rest of his life as a felon as a result of his sentencing today for a robbery that netted him and an accomplice seven cents.

Ron Paul Close 2nd in GA Straw Poll
Almost won AGAIN!

WWII Vet Discusses Service Medals, VA Woes And Exercise And Diet Regimen
Intel Hub - OKLAHOMA CITY – When 90-year-old Raymond Duncan was told that he wasn’t in harms way while serving as a crew chief for a B-17 bomber with the 487th Bomb Group called “Heavenly Body” and based at RAF Lavenham in England, he said he laughed.

Federal gestapo illegally raid Gibson Guitar factories, arbitrarily confiscate millions of dollars worth of wood used to make instruments
(NaturalNews) Due process under the law and assumed innocence before being proven guilty are two concepts that are apparently no longer applicable in the United States of America, at least as far as the federal government is concerned. For the second...


Obama picks labor expert Krueger as top economist
(Reuters) Aug 29, 2011 - President Barack Obama, under pressure to spur job growth, said on Monday he had chosen Princeton labor economist Alan Krueger to become the top White House economist and that he will offer a jobs plan next week.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Still Hasn't Paid Back Taxes
Yes, Uncle Warren, savior of Bank of America, poster-grandpa of tax hikes on the rich, has been less than forthcoming with back taxes owed to the IRS.

Bank of America sells half of its China bank stake
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America Corp. is selling half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. to raise cash and shore up its capital base....

Irene likely to lead to higher insurance premiums
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The $7 billion in estimated losses from Hurricane Irene will compound the vast damage caused by weather in the United States this year. Yet despite billions they've paid out for floods, tornadoes and earthquakes, big insurance companies can expect another profitable year....

Housing Market

Contracts to buy homes fell 1.3 percent in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell in July, further evidence that the depressed housing market remains a drag on the economy....

CONGRESSIONAL VIDEO - Elizabeth Warren Testifies On JPMorgan's Illegal Military Foreclosures
Dr. Warren testifies before Congress - July 14, 2011.

Energy & Environment

Radioactive cesium in San Francisco Bay Area milk close to exceeding EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level
UCB Milk Sampling Results: The following are results for milk samples obtained from a Bay Area organic dairy where the farmers are encouraged to feed their cows local grass. We have detected I-131, Cs-134, and Cs-137 and are tracking their levels.

Quake-hit Virginia nuclear reactors “in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety”
Data shows quake may have exceeded design basis.

New Storm Track: Not Again?!

Mount Etna's eruption intensifies in Italy
ROME (AP) -- Mount Etna is spewing out ash and shooting spectacular bursts of lava high into the air as the eruption on the island of Sicily intensifies....

Cantor: House to Focus on Eliminating Regulations
Republicans will focus on limiting government regulations, including environmental and labor rules, that are creating “burdens to job creators,” U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said. The agenda for the rest of the year will include repealing or scaling back Environmental Protection Agency rules...

Mild Hurricane Has Politicos Ranting—While Oil and Nuclear Disasters Are Ignored
Lab tests confirm that BP's Macondo Well is again gushing. The area around Fukushima is uninhabitable—a no-go zone. And politicians foam at the mouth about a mild hurricane?


Collard Greens: What's New and Beneficial About Collard Greens
The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability...

NaturalNews exposes secret vaccine industry ties and military involvement with Institute of Medicine, reveals fatal conflicts of interest at IoM
(NaturalNews) The Institute of Medicine is suddenly in the news following the release of its vaccine "adverse events" research which found that MMR vaccines actually cause measles, seizures and anaphylactic shock. The old media predictably distorted the...

Gut Biota Never Recover from Antibiotic Use: Loss Extends to Future Generations
Evidence shows the mass antibiotics experiment is devastating our children's health. It may be the reason so many struggle for breath and can't assimilate food properly.

CCHR exposes list of psycho-pharma front groups
(NaturalNews) A highly effective public relations technique is the "third party technique" of creating front groups to endorse or promote the need of any service or product. The first party is the original group or client that would benefit more from...

Natural amino acid leucine may help burn fat and keep muscle tissue strong during intense exercise
(NaturalNews) Researchers studying some of the toughest exercisers around -- folks who climb the highest peak on Earth, Mt. Everest -- have come up with evidence that the amino acid leucine may help people burn fat during times when they can't eat (such...

Approaching the Collapse: Don't Panic, Go Organic
(NaturalNews) So-called "business as usual" is neither sustainable, nor even possible, for much longer. Out-of-control energy corporations, Wall Street, the Pentagon, agribusiness/biotech corporations, and indentured politicians have driven us to the...

Processed red meat consumption doubles the risk of developing diabetes
Health-minded adults have been wary of excessive red meat consumption, and most avoid any type of processed meats due to the highly carcinogenic nitrite content. Additives used to add taste, cure and prolong shelf life of classic foods such...

Ease back pain naturally through inversion therapy
These days, a large portion of the population suffers with some form of back pain. While conventional doctors are quick to recommend operations to repair damage and relieve pain that has been sustained by the discs between the vertebrae...

Science & Technology

DHS “Cyber Security” Propaganda for College Students
Kurt Nimmo - Federal government plans to indoctrinate college students to internet dangers hyped by corporate media.

NASA: Space station may be evacuated by late November
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station if last week's Russian launch accident prevents new crews from flying there this fall....

Google To TV Industry: Adapt Or Die
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a lecture to the U.K. TV industry in Scotland last week, and his basic message was adapt or die.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Drought, high demand makes hay hard to find
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A scorching drought in the southern Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers to make a difficult choice between paying high prices or selling their cattle....

Monsanto's Roundup May End Bananas - And They're Merely the Canary in the Mine—Bananas are dying. They're killed by a fungus, one known to be caused by glyphosate, which is used on bananas. But the loss of bananas may be only the tip of the disaster.


"3 Steps to Manifesting Your Ideal Life"
Whether it's money, love, health, or anything else, the principles are the same. In mystical terms, the Law of Attraction specifies that you will attract to yourself those experiences that match your beliefs. In the words of quantum physics...

Today In History - Monday - August 29, 2011
1886 - In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey.
1907 - The Quebec Bridge collapsed killing 75 workers. The bridge was being built across the St. Lawrence River above Quebec City.
1944 - During the continuing celebration of the liberation of France from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris.
1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for Japan to officially accept the surrender of the Japanese.
1949 - At the University of Illinois, a nuclear device was used for the first time to treat cancer patients.
1957 - Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
1962 - The lower level of the George Washington Bridge opened.
1965 - Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space.
1967 - The final episode of "The Fugitive" aired.
1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon was ordered by Judge John Sirica to turn over the Watergate tapes. Nixon refused and appealed the order.
1983 - Two U.S. marines were killed in Lebanon by the militia group Amal when they fired mortar shells at the Beirut airport.
1983 - The anchor of the USS Monitor, from the U.S. Civil War, was retrieved by divers.
1984 - A B-1 bomber prototype crashed in the Mojave Desert killing one crew member and injuring two others.
1989 - Seven bombs exploded in Medillin and Bogota, Columbia. Police blamed drug traffickers.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview, declared that America could not defeat Iraq.
1991 - The Communist Party in the Soviet Union had its bank accounts frozen and activities were suspended because of the Party's role in the failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev.
1991 - The republics of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to stay in the Soviet Union.
1992 - The U.N. Security Council agreed to send troops to Somalia to guard the shipments of food.
1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.
1997 - Hooded men killed more than 300 people in an Algerian farm village in the worst carnage since an Islamic insurgency began.
1998 - Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike after their union rejected a last-minute company offer.
2001 - In Dallas, TX, George Rivas was sentenced to death for the murder of a police office during a robbery. Rivas was the leader of a group of prison escapees referred to as the Texas 7.
2004 - India test-launched a nuclear-capable missile able to carry a one-ton warhead. The weapon had a range of 1,560 miles.

World News

Japan PM resigning amid sinking public confidence
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced Friday he is resigning after almost 15 months in office, amid plunging approval ratings over his government's handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis.

U.S. to Accelerate Hunt for Libya’s Missiles
Bloomberg - A small number of Soviet-made SA-7 anti-aircraft missiles from Qaddafi’s arsenal have reached the black market in Mali, where al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is active.

Libya rebels reject regime offer to talk
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebels on Sunday rejected an offer by Moammar Gadhafi to negotiate and said they have captured the eastern town of Bin Jawwad, forcing regime loyalists to flee after days of fighting....

As expected, widespread racist murders in Libya at the hands of rebel forces revealed
The mainstream media is already engaging in widespread damage control in an attempt to mitigate the fallout of the reality of the situation in Libya and the withering NATO-sponsored narrative of post-Gaddafi Libya.

The British descent into total tyranny takes another step forward
After the riots in London and throughout the UK I was quick to report on the full spectrum push against democracy and freedom from all sectors of the British government, including Prime Minister David Cameron.

Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide
As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties--the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime--is back on the agenda. Canada and Australia are using the Treaty to introduce new invasive, online surveillance laws...

MAP - Food Inflation Riots Around The World
The first map is a disturbing illustration of food and inflation riots around the globe in 2011...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Head of Portland gold firm indicted for fraud
The head of a Portland gold and silver investment company was indicted on 13 counts of mail fraud, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Friday. Lawrence H. Heim, 72, of Tigard, owned and operated U.S. Gold & Silver Investments, Inc., which was based in Portland. He also ran a website and radio show for the company, which advertised the sale of gold and silver coins.

Va. Army officer sought in 4 slayings found dead in Pa.
An Army officer suspected of killing four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia was found dead in a wooded area Sunday after a manhunt during Tropical Storm Irene's winds and drenching rains paralyzed residents in the Philadelphia suburb.

Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid
Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: "Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights... Related article here.

Massachusetts State Police Shutdown Twelve-Year-Old’s Green Tea Stand
This may be the first case of state police shutting down a kid’s green-tea stand, but the list of lemonade stands being closed down by various government agencies is long and growing.

Hurricane Irene: At least 10 dead and two million without power
London Telegraph - Residents of Quogue, New York, who refused to leave their homes were visited by firemen and made to write their social security number on their arms in marker pen, in case they were later discovered dead.

Obama takes charge at hurricane command center
US President Barack Obama warned Saturday the US east coast was in for a "long 72 hours" as he led his government's response to Hurricane Irene at a disaster command center in Washington.

Ron Paul: No FEMA response necessary
GILFORD, N.H. -- After a lunch speech today, Ron Paul slammed the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and said that no national response to Hurricane Irene is necessary.

YouTube: Neil Cavuto To Ron Paul "You're a Genius" Calls Paul A "Rock Star" !
Airing Date Aug.26, 2011. In the latter half of this segment Neil boasts how many times he’s had Ron Paul on his show. He (understandably) does not want to be lumped into the “mainstream media is not fair to Ron Paul” crowd.

Arizona shooting suspect's condition worsens
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man accused in the Arizona shooting rampage kept himself awake for 50 hours straight after an appeals court stopped forced medication. He walked in circles until he developed sores and then declined antibiotics...

U.S. sued over Michelle's secretive 'family outing'
Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit over the federal government's refusal to disclose how much taxpayers spent to send Michelle Obama on a "family outing" that included a safari in Africa.

White House: Obama ending vacation due to Irene
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- Urging everyone in Hurricane Irene's path to get ready, President Barack Obama decided to cut his vacation short...

Gun Rights Suspended under A State of Emergency in North Carolina?
North Carolina Law Suspends Gun Rights during a Declared State of Emergency.

Time Magazine: Ron Paul Can’t Get Any Respect
Texas Congressman Ron Paul is running within 2 points of Barack Obama in this week’s Gallup poll. In a Rasmussen survey, he trails by 1 point. He’s rising against his primary rivals and raking in money, netting $1.8 million...

YouTube: Architects & Engineers - Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 -
This is AE911Truth's new 9/11 documentary on the mysterious destruction of World Trade Center Building #7, WTC 7 on 9/11/01. Join actor, Ed Asner and Architect Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers as they narrate an unfolding story that decimates the official account...

What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations
Citizens United. This is the 2010 Supreme Court case that shocked America, influenced an election, and reversed over 100 years of campaign finance laws. In this case, corporations were declared as people...


Central Bankers Urge Governments on Expansion
Central bankers gathered at an annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this weekend had a message for political leaders: monetary policy alone can’t keep the global expansion going.

Biden Says Business Pressure May Have Affected Change in S&P's Leadership
Vice President Joe Biden said pressure from U.S. businesses that suffered as a result of the first downgrade of U.S. debt may have influenced Standard & Poor’s decision to replace its president.

Comments by Lagarde, Trichet at Jackson Hole
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (Reuters) - Following are comments by European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at a Federal Reserve conference on Saturday...

Hurricane Irene to deliver blow to economy
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Hurricane Irene roars toward the East Coast -- home to some of the country's most densely populated cities and costliest waterfront real estate -- experts are forecasting a multibillion-dollar disaster...

Bernanke's Jackson Hole Speech - Full Text & Highlights
Bernanke punts all discussion of QE3 and other efforts at monetary stimulus until the Sep. 20 FOMC meeting. This was what we expected after boldy proclaiming in June that the Fed was finished with quantitative easing.

VIDEO: Anonymous Announces Wall Street Occupation - Sep. 17
Anonymous has now joined forces with AdBusters in calling for a non-violent occupation of Wall Street beginning on September 17th.

Marc Faber: Don’t store your gold in the United States
As usual, the CNBC hosts were completely dumbfounded. Phoning in from Sao Paulo, Brazil, investment guru Marc Faber was a guest on CNBC last week, once again telling the unvarnished truth about the state of the world economy and bankrupt western nations.

Silver Shield’s Final Warning
One year ago was the beginning of silver’s breathtaking run to almost $50 an ounce, a 178% return. Even today, despite the massive paper attack in May and the last two days, we are still up 104% year over year.

Housing Market

White House may back proposal to refinance mortgages says report
The Obama administration is working on proposals to prop up the weak housing market and may back a plan to refinance government-backed mortgages at today's lower interest rates, the New York Times said, citing two people briefed on the discussions.

Energy & Environment

Gore: Global warming skeptics are this generation's racists
One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, or so says former Vice President Al Gore.

VIDEO: Nuclear Plant Under ‘Unusual Event’, Aluminum Siding Hits Calvert Cliffs
‘Unusual Event’ at Maryland nuke plant: Large piece from building hits main transformer, triggers reactor shutdown — Emergency response plan in use

6 Strange Anomalies With The Virginia Earthquake
My first thought upon hearing the news of the rare 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia this week was that it was not a natural occurrence. After all, no one has ever felt or even heard of such a powerful temblor happening in this area...

Idaho fire prompts evacuation of nuclear facility
(Reuters) - Firefighters struggled on Thursday to control a fast-growing 28,000-acre wildfire raging within several miles of spent nuclear fuel stored at a U.S. Energy Department lab in the high desert of eastern Idaho.

State Dept. report favors US-Canada oil pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department on Friday removed a major roadblock to a planned $7 billion oil pipeline from western Canada to the Texas coast in a report that says the project is unlikely to cause significant environmental problems during construction or operation....

The BBC steadfastly avoids the facts about the wind farm scam
In a sane world, no one would dream of building power sources whose cost is 22 times greater than that of vastly more efficient competitors. But the Government feels compelled to do just this because...

Japanese government moves to monitor online discussions about Fukushima
While the government defends its new monitoring program of online postings concerning the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to stem the spread of "inaccurate" information, critics say it harkens back to Big Brother.

VIDEO: Scientists: Oil fouling Gulf matches Deepwater Horizon well (photo gallery)
Scientific analysis has confirmed that oil bubbling up above BP’s sealed Deepwater Horizon well in recent days is a chemical match for the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that spewed into the Gulf last summer.


Institute of Medicine adverse reactions report admits MMR vaccines cause measles, seizures, anaphylaxis and other health problems
(NaturalNews) The Institute of Medicine, which has long functioned as a front group for the pharmaceutical industry and receives tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from drug companies and global elitists (like Bill Gates, Ted Turner, etc.)...

Resveratrol, grape seed extract help prevent skin cancer
(NaturalNews) Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have made a fascinating discovery about the synergistic effects of certain fruit and vegetable compounds on preventing skin cancer. Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant...

VIDEO: Benefits of Chaga Mushrooms
The Chaga mushroom was completely unknown in the western world, until Russian author and later Nobel laureate, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn introduced it to the world in his novel Cancer Ward, whose protagonist is cured of cancer with the help of medicinal Chaga mushrooms. Cancer Ward is thought to be autobiographical, as Solzhenitsyn suffered from cancer himself.

Activated charcoal is considered to be medicine’s most powerful adsorbent and as such, it readily works to adsorb many toxins, poisons and heavy metals from the body...

Tonight is Very Special! Thank You Daily Paul!
After the two months of Vitamin "C" IV, he went back to the hospital to be checked again for the cancer. In SHOCK, the doctors had to rerun and rerun tests because they could not believe what the results were (Note: He did not tell them what he did) . NO MORE CANCER.....

Oncologists are Confused
(NaturalNews) Let's just cut to the chase when it comes to defining cancer. It's a situation where everything is going wrong, where things are getting out of control. It's a condition of spoilage and decay that eventually leads to death if not brought...

New hope for Alzheimer's disease: scientists find way to make brain-saving compound found in rare moss
(NaturalNews) Big Pharma has come up with a host of side effect laden, expensive drugs to supposedly treat Alzheimer's disease (AD). So far, the prescription meds work only a little or not at all -- and for just a short time. But while mainstream medicine...

Avoid aluminum - Locate the unexpected sources of aluminum in products
Senile dementia is the term given to many different diseases producing dementia. Over half of all dementia cases are sufferers of Alzheimer's disease. Protect yourself as best you can by avoiding products containing aluminum. Memory loss...

The epidemic of medical child abuse - and what can be done about it
(NaturalNews) The primary purpose of this article is to encourage a stronger commitment from doctors and parents to consider using safer medical care for infants and children FIRST before resorting to more dangerous treatments. One would hope and assume...

Soldiers’ Suicide Risk Linked to Omega-3 Lack
Landmark study links low blood levels of omega-3 DHA to higher suicide risk among U.S. military personnel.

Antioxidant-rich spices counter high-fat foods
Scientists at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study to investigate how spices, such as cinnamon, oregano, basil and turmeric, can influence the blood levels of unhealthy fats. Published in the prestigious Journal Of...

Mexican Papayas Detained at the Border
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration closed the American border to Mexican papaya on Thursday because too many -- 15.6 percent sampled between May 12 and August 18 -- tested positive for Salmonella.

Science & Technology

Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide
As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties--the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime--is back on the agenda. Canada and Australia are using the Treaty to introduce new invasive, online surveillance laws...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

EDIBLE PETALS: Beauty for your garden and your table
Gardening even on a small scale can be very therapuetic and growing edible flowers is a great way to introduce kids to both gardening and natural foods at the same time.

NaturalNews exclusive: FDA wages secret war on raw milk farmers using KGB-style spying and infiltration techniques
(NaturalNews) After weeks of investigation, NaturalNews can now reveal that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is waging a clandestine war on raw milk dairy farmers through a network of government spies who are coached on infiltration and social engineering...


Pet Owners file Lawsuit against Pfizer
Pfizer lawsuit: Pet owners file complaint over Rimadyl, animal drug they say killed their dog.

Today In History - Friday - August 26, 2011
1842 - The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to start on July 1st.
1847 - Liberia was proclaimed as an independent republic.
1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.
1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri at the end of World War II.
1957 - It was announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully tested by the Soviet Union.
1957 - The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled out.
1981 - The U.S. claimed that North Korea fired an antiaircraft missile at a U.S. Surveillance plane while it was over South Korea.
1987 - The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX. The company that had sold its products door to door for 81 years.
1990 - In Gainesville, FL, two slain college students were found in their apartment. Three more bodies would be found in the few days that followed.
1990 - The 55 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait left Baghdad by car and headed for the Turkish border.
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised that national elections would be held.
1992 - A mistrial was declared in the Iran-Contra cover-up trial of CIA spy Clair George.
1992 - A "no-fly zone" was imposed on the southern 1/3 of Iraq. The move by the U.S., France and Britain was aimed at protecting Iraqi Shiite Muslims.
1996 - Barbara Jewell asked U.S. President Clinton to clear her son's name in connection with the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. Richard Jewell was later cleared by the Justice Department.
1998 - The U.S. government announced that they were investigating Microsoft in an attempt to discover if they "bullied" Intel into delaying new technology.
1998 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a review of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1998 - Sudan filed a criminal lawsuit against U.S. President Clinton and the United States for the bombing of the El-Shifa Pharmaceutical Industries Company. The Sudanese claimed that the plant was strictly civilian.

World News

Explosion hits UN building in Nigeria's capital
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - A large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Friday, flattening one wing of the building and killing several people. A U.N. official in Geneva called it a bomb attack. "I saw scattered bodies," said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. "Many people are dead."

US says UN OKs deal to release Libyan funds
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. and South Africa reached a deal Thursday that will release $1.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets in American banks which the U.S. is earmarking for the cash-strapped rebels fighting to oust Moammar Gadhafi....

UK: NATO forces helping rebels in hunt for Gadhafi
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's defense secretary says NATO intelligence and reconnaissance assets are being used in the hunt to track down Moammar Gadhafi....

Libya: NATO Humiliation Increasing per Airstrike
Each NATO warplane that passes over Libya's coast and releases its ordnance upon the city of Tripoli is a glaring reminder that not only have the NATO-backed rebels failed to take the city, but the fighting there is...

Globalists Want Boots On The Ground In Libya
Making Libya “stable” for Fortune 500 corporations, offshore banks and megalithic oil companies.

YouTube: Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed
Russia Today -Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to...

Chilean Workers React to Decades of Globalism
Kurt Nimmo | “Chicago Boys” imported Wall Street globalist policies that increased unemployment and poverty.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Time Magazine: Ron Paul "The Prophet"
Twilight descends in new Hampshire as an old man climbs onto his soapbox. LIBERTY: TOO BIG TO FAIL reads a banner hanging in the jam-packed tent. He is hardly a commanding figure, but a thousand people chant his name and lean in to listen...

Hurricane Irene's effects begin being felt in NC
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Irene's main thrust was still a day away from North Carolina but heightened waves began hitting the state's Outer Banks early Friday as the storm continued trudging toward the East Coast. Swells from Irene

As hurricane Irene heads for New York City, are you prepared?
(NaturalNews) This is a NaturalNews preparedness alert. Hurricane Irene is now headed directly toward New York City, where it could arrive on Sunday in an event now being described as "the worst effects from a hurricane in the region in 50 years." ...

Troops photograph every Arlington grave
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Night after night this summer, troops from the Army's historic Old Guard have left their immaculately pressed dress blues, white gloves and shiny black boots at home to slip into Arlington National Cemetery in T-shirts and flip-flops to photograph each and every grave with an iPhone.

NY GOP candidate: 9/11 volunteers shouldn’t be covered by health bill
(RAW STORY) The Republican vying for the congressional seat left vacant by former...

Jeb Bush being urged to run for president by father, brother
(RAW STORY) Former White House secretary and Fox commentator Dana Perino stated on Wednesday morning that Jed Bush is being urged to become the third Bush in the White House.

McCain, Calling for Revolts around the World, said "It is all great and the fire of uprisings should move on to other countries.”
John McCain is encouraging Uprisings in countries around the world for Democracy. He thinks the people of China and Russia may want to get in the act.

Campaign to end US aid to Israel expands to San Francisco cable cars
A new series of ads calling for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel now greets commuters, tourists, students, and shoppers traveling on the San Francisco Bay Area's public transit systems.

The strange crusade: Glenn Beck's Holy Land mission
He was too right-wing for Fox TV, or at least for the 400 advertisers who told the network earlier this year they no longer wanted their commercials on his now-cancelled talk show. He provoked international outrage...

The Obamas spend millions on vacations
It looks as if all of that change Obama was talking about is adding up. A report released while the president is on his Martha’s Vineyard vacation says that the first lady is blowing millions of dollars on lavish trips on America’s dime.

Report: Cheney says he advised Bush to bomb Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney writes in his new memoir that President George W. Bush rejected his advice in 2007 to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria....

VIDEO: CIA Is Operating Inside The New York Police Department
August 24, 2011 CURRENT TV Keith Olbermann. (And How Many Other Police Departments?)

De-Classified Document Admits Lee Harvey Oswald Was CIA
(FEDERALJACK) Back in 2004 a government document was de-classified that proves Lee Harvey Oswald was trained by the CIA.

United Cabin Crew Thinks Books About Old Airplanes Signify A Security Threat
Last week, folk singer and aviation enthusiast Vance Gilbert thought he'd pass the time on his United Airlines flight from Boston to Washington, DC, by perusing some books about old aircraft. This was apparently enough to set off alarm bells among the flight crew...

VIDEO: Radio Host Chris Geo Arrested By Homeland Security
Intel Hub August 25, 2011 - Radio Talk Show Host & Truther Chris Geo was arrested recently arrested by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at a FEMA checkpoint in Colorado. Chris Geo begins speaking 1:29 minutes into the video.

VIDEO: What is this, Arizona? Activists BANNED from Austin City Hall
Recently Austin Texas Mayor Lee Leffingwell installed new rules for citizen communication that says a person can’t speak on more that three agenda items per session. Many Austin activists are outraged...

Toy ‘buyback’ shows utter incompetence of gungrabbers at reducing violence
(David Codrea) The City of Newark held a toy gun “buyback” on Monday, WABC...


Gold bounces back after big plunge
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gold prices recovered from earlier losses Thursday to close modestly higher after a major sell-off Wednesday. Gold futures for December delivery rose $5.90 to settle at $1,763.20 an ounce.

4 Reasons Gold Will Rise, Sooner Than Later
The big price drop Wednesday in the price of gold is not the beginning of a trend, say analysts, just a pause in a bull market that has a lot farther to run, for at least four reasons.

VIDEO: Fed's annual meet kicks off in Jackson Hole
Investors are hoping to hear more clues on whether Ben Bernanke and the Fed will open the liquidity flood gates again, at the first day of the annual Jackson Hole gathering. Weekly initial jobless claims data is also expected Thursday, as well as earnings reports in the retail and food sectors.

Housing Market

Iowa AG Tom Miller Removes NY AG Eric Schneiderman From Foreclosure Fraud Executive Committee
NY AG Fights Back After Being Kicked Off Mortgage Fraud Investigation.
Energy & Environment.

Energy & Environment

Irene: New York City, Mid-Atlantic Put on High Alert
Hurricane Irene is now on a path that could take it dangerously close to, if not over, the mid-Atlantic coastline and New York City on Sunday, posing a serious danger to millions of people. Irene could be "once-in-50-year" hurricane for the Northeast.

Hurricane Irene gusting to 150 mph, NOAA forecast shows eye coming ashore at Connecticut nuke plant by Sunday evening (08-25-2011)
(ENENEWS) Hurricane Irene Continues Its Assault on the Bahamas, Accuweather, August 24, 2011: Hurricane Irene continues to grow in size and intensity and will bring dangerous conditions over 100 miles away from the storm’s center.


'Cancer risk' of perfumed products that go in your tumble-dryer as chemicals are found in air from vents
Scented laundry products could be releasing cancer-causing chemicals when clothes are tumble-dried, research suggests.

New clothing tests show hormone-disrupting chemicals in global brands
Beijing - Manila, 23 August 2011 - The latest research into toxic water pollution released today by Greenpeace International reveals the presence of nonylphenol ethoxylates (1) in clothing items bearing the logos of 14 global brands (2), including Adidas, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch.

FDA draft guidance to cripple natural products sector and health freedom, decimate supplement innovation
(NaturalNews) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on a mission to seize control of the dietary supplement industry, and cripple it from being able to freely innovate and market potent, effective health products to consumers. In fact, as we...

"It's Not All in Your Mind"
Many people who appear to have life under control are simply great actors. Underneath they live with inner tension, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, paranoia, racing thoughts, ongoing anger, and bone weary fatigue. While many look to psychotherapy or prescription drugs...

Naturally boost energy and mental concentration
The months of August and September frequently bring about an increased work and activity load for many students, adults and parents. Energy levels and mental concentration may lag during this time. People from all walks of life can benefit...

How to read your own blood tests for optimal health
(NaturalNews) Are you one of the many people that have the challenge of never being able to identify what your true health issues are, so you try your best to treat yourself through guesswork, without knowing for sure? With the help of Dr. Williams...

Understand the reason why aluminum is in our vaccines (Opinion)
Vaccines are one of the most sensitive topics in the health care debate. Many people swear by them and credit vaccines with putting an end to childhood infectious diseases. Others are strongly concerned about the growing number of vaccines...

Do not fall for the calcium hoax
The big lie pertains mostly to calcium supplementation. Calcium from raw whole foods is beneficial and necessary. But all those processed foods fortified with calcium or supplements high in elemental* calcium are likely to do more harm than...

Treat cancer with the natural remedies in Insulin Potentiation Therapy
A study in a 2004 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology revealed that the combined five-year survival rate for all types of cancer using full-dose chemotherapy and radiation is only 2.5 percent, but pharmaceutical interests have prevented...

Science & Technology

Hospital patients now being microchipped with "electronic tattoos"
(NaturalNews) Being microchipped is now being spun as a method of protecting the health of hospital patients. To help mask the practice of this bodily invasion with a trendy, high-tech appearance, microchipping sensors are being referred to as "electronic...

Apple's magic enthralls Main Street., Wall Street
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's easy to forget now, but Apple's magnetism was once confined to a cult-like following of geeks seduced by the elegance and simplicity of the company's computers....

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

“Smoking Gun” Documents Show Science Ignored in Approval of Cancer-Causing Strawberry Pesticide
Newly released documents show that a Schwarzenegger political appointee within the state agency that approved the cancer-causing strawberry pesticide methyl iodide favored the input of the chemical’s manufacturer, Arysta LifeScience, over the recommendations of its own scientists.

Monsanto GM Corn in Peril: Beetle develops Bt-resistance
Nature herself may be the best opponent of genetically modified crops and pesticides. Not only plants, but insects are also developing resistance.

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 - Identify industrial hemp
Despite the proliferation of hemp products entering the green marketplace these days, there is still confusion among some consumers about the differences between industrial hemp and cannabis that's grown for recreational and medicinal marijuana...


Squirrel blamed for flag thefts from Ohio memorial
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Ohio have discovered that small flags being swiped from a police memorial were being squirreled away....

Today In History - Thursday - August 25, 2011
1814 - The U.S. Library of Congress was destroyed by British forces.
1840 - Joseph Gibbons received a patent for the seeding machine.
1875 - Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. Took about 22 hours.
1902 - "Al-Hoda" began publication in New York City making it the first Arabic daily newspaper in the U.S.
1916 - The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
1920 - The first airplane to fly from New York to Alaska arrived in Nome.
1921 - The U.S. signed a peace treaty with Germany.
1941 - Soviet and British troops invaded Iran. This was in reaction to the Shah's refusal to reduce the number of German residents.
1941 - Allied forces invaded Iran. Within four days the Soviet Union and England controlled Iran.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill appropriating funds for construction of the Pentagon.
1944 - Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces ending four years of German occupation.
1944 - Romania declared war on Germany.
1950 - U.S. President Truman ordered the seizure of U.S. railroads to avert a strike.
1978 - The Turin shroud believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ went on display for the first time in 45 years.
1981 - The U.S. Voyager 2 sent back pictures and data about Saturn. The craft came within 63,000 miles of the planet.
1983 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed a $10 billion grain pact.
1988 - Iran and Iraq began talks in Geneva after ending their eight years of war.
1990 - Military action was authorized by the United Nations to enforce the trade embargo that had been placed on Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait.
1993 - Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman was indicted by a federal grand jury for terrorist activities, one of which was the World Trade Center bombing.
1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to an $11.3 billion settlement with the state of Florida.
1998 - A High Court judge sentenced 16 civilians to be hanged for their role in a coup in Sierra Leone in May of 1998. The restored government had treason cases against 40 more civilians and 38 soldiers.
1998 - Seven Cuban-Americans were indicted by federal grand jury in Puerto Rico on charges of conspiracy to murder Cuban President Fidel Castro.

World News

China's military buildup has made impressive gains that pushed the Communist Party-controlled People’s Liberation Army closer to matching modern militaries, according to the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress made public Wednesday.

NATO Gives Al-Qaeda Access to Deadly Weapons Stockpile
Organization declared terrorist group by State Department to become political force in post-Gaddafi regime

Congressman Kucinich: NATO must account for Libyan deaths
WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker fiercely opposed to NATO's role in the Libya conflict called Tuesday for the alliance's military chiefs to be held to account under international law for the deaths of Libyan civilians.

Chinese oil giant ends ops in Libya, Syria: report
China's largest oil and gas producer has shut down six major projects in war-torn Libya, Syria and other restive nations because of political instability, state media said Tuesday.

Order: Kill non-mainstream reporters in Libya, What U.S. is hiding
Targeted Killings of non-mainstream reporters in Libya ordered: Attempts to bury truth.

In Israel, Steny Hoyer promises, US financial crisis won’t cut our aid package by a dime
The current economic crisis in the US will have no impact on US financial assistance to Israel, US Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) said Wednesday.

EU Angered as Iran Allows Access to IAEA Inspectors
As Russian negotiators continue with the efforts to restart the P5+1 talks, Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran allowed an IAEA team, including the top inspector, full access to their nuclear sites.

China criticises foreign pressure on Syria
BEIJING Aug 23 (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry on Tuesday decried foreign pressure on Syria following calls from the United States and Europe for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, saying the country's future should be decided internally.

US Fears Gadhafi Could Unleash Chemical, Nuclear WMD on Rebels, NATO
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one can be sure who controls the Libyan government's weapons stockpiles, a stew of deadly chemicals, raw nuclear material and some 30,000 shoulder-fired rockets that officials fear could fall into terrorists' hands in the chaos of Moammar Gadhafi's downfall or afterward.

China says U.N. should lead efforts in post-war Libya
The United Nations should lead post-war efforts in Libya, China's Foreign Minister told the U.N. chief, adding that Beijing was willing to help rebuild the north African country.

Even the mainstream media is now admitting “waves of disinformation” in Libya
Recently I covered the constant disinformation published by a Syrian “journalist” and editor of the American-funded anti-Syrian propaganda network out of London, England, Barada TV. This blatant (and admitted) politicized disinformation was just the beginning.

The Strange Calm Over Tripoli
The large gold framed portrait of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi that adorned the wall behind the reception desk of my hotel since it opened many years ago has vanished. Also gone are the 72 green flags that flew on the white poles. It’s not polite to inquire of the skeleton staff about who removed these items...

An unmanned freighter launched to the International Space Station (ISS) has been lost.
The Russian space agency has confirmed the Progress M-12M cargo ship was not placed in the correct orbit by its rocket and fell back to Earth.

Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat
The Philippines has turned to second-hand U.S. hardware: A decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter was formally unveiled Tuesday in Manila port as the most modern vessel in the dilapidated Philippine fleet. Vietnam, meanwhile, received its second, brand new Russian-made guided missile cruiser in the Cam Ranh naval port on Monday, state media reported.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Martin Luther King memorial made in China
It is perhaps a fitting tribute to racial co-operation. However, the decision to outsource to China the carving of a new national memorial to Martin Luther King has raised eyebrows in the United States.

Big Brother Bloomberg Bans Clergy From 9/11 Ceremony
Religious leaders are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reverse course and offer clergy a role in the ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Arizona Democrats ‘furious’ at special-ed teacher considering a run against Giffords
Anthony Prowell teaches at Liberty Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona. Until recently, he’s dedicated most of his time to educating special needs students. These days, he’s become a local villain for his candidacy to represent Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.

Ron Paul Left Out of Public Policy Polling August 23rd National President Poll

Video: "Ron Paul Picks Up Steam Despite Minimal Media Coverage"
KHOU 11 News Houston 8/24/2011 – Congressman Ron Paul is no stranger to presidential campaigns. But his signature is all over this one.

FBI’s 15,000 Strong Army Of Agent Provocateurs Terrorize America To Legitimize The “Lone Wolf” Fear Tactic
Politicalfailblog August 23, 2011 An effort by the FBI to stop terrorist attacks...

US Government Asset Seizures On The Rise
In the United States, there are hundreds of regulations which authorize dozens federal agencies to confiscate private property– homes, cars, bank accounts, gold, company shares, and even personal effects. Ironically, most Americans still think that they live in a country where you’re innocent until proven guilty. Nothing could be further from the truth...

With CIA help, NYPD moves covertly in Muslim areas
Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the New York Police Department has become one of the nation's most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies, targeting ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Future TSA: Track All 'Daily Travels To Work, Grocery Stores & Social Events'
While the TSA can't explain why invasive patdowns without probable cause are legal, that isn't stopping TSA from future plans to track all your daily travels, anywhere you go, from work, to stores, or even when you go out to play.

TSA finalizes air cargo screening mandate
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Tuesday that it had implemented the final part of the 9/11 Commission’s requirement for air cargo screening; under Tuesday's finalized rule, air cargo companies may apply to become a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) -- CCSFs carry out a TSA-approved security program offsite and transport it to the airport securely without the need for rescreening.

Quake calls to mind terrorism as 9/11 approaches
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shaking ground and swaying buildings sent panicked people rushing for exits, pouring into streets or diving under desks. For some in Washington and New York and elsewhere along the East Coast, their first thoughts turned to terrorism - not nature....

14 Conspiracy Theories That The Media Now Admits Are Conspiracy Facts
How many times have you heard the mainstream media dismiss certain points of view as "conspiracy theories"? It seems as though one of the easiest ways to brush something off is to label it as something that only "conspiracy theorists" would believe.

VIDEO: Ohio Congressman Has Cops Confiscate Cameras At Town Hall Meeting
Hoping to prevent an embarrassing Youtube video from making the rounds, Republican Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio ordered police to confiscate cameras from people attending a town hall meeting Monday night.

YouTube: More People Die from the Drug War than the Drug Itself
Ron Paul speaking at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Mexican trucks cited for 1 million violations since 2007
Trucks transport roughly $275 billion worth of goods -- or 70 percent of the total -- that pass between the United States and Mexico annually; the trucks from Mexico, however, often fail to meet U.S. safety standards


Stocks stage afternoon rally; Gold plunges $104
NEW YORK (AP) Aug 24, 2011 -- A late afternoon surge pushed stocks higher for the third day straight. The Dow Jones industrial average finished with a gain of 144 points Wednesday, but only after veering much of the day from gains to losses and back again....

SHOCK CLAIM: 49% of all babies born receive federally funded food supplements
As many as 17 million children nationwide are struggling with what is known as food insecurity.

Illinois Loses Most Jobs in Nation
Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

Housing Market

Mortgage purchase applications at 15-year low: MBA
The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, fell 2.4 percent in the week ended August 19.

Energy & Environment

Pentagon Quake Nightmare: Fukushima on the Mississippi
In May, the federal government simulated an earthquake so massive, it killed 100,000 Midwesterners instantly, and forced more than 7 million people out of their homes. At the time, National Level Exercise 11 went largely unnoticed; the scenario seemed too far-fetched...

5 things the media isn’t telling you about human activity and earthquakes
Shortly before midnight Mountain Time on August 23, the largest earthquake in Colorado in more than a century, with a magnitude of 5.3, sent tremors as far away as Kansas. Some twelve hours later... Related article here

UPDATE: Irene in Bahamas and headed to northeast U.S.
Irene will have significant effects to the Bahamas, eastern North Carolina, and up through the northeast U.S. Irene is currently a major category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph...

USGS Warns: May Have Been A Foreshock
"What the concern is, of course, is that this is a foreshock. If it's a foreshock, then the worst is yet to come," McNutt told The Washington Post. If it was only a foreshock, a much greater earthquake may be experienced anytime within the new few hours to days to weeks.

VIDEO: Post Quake, West Coast Teases East On Social Networks
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Soon after the lunch plates stopped rattling and books stopped thumping to the floor, shaken easterners could hear another sound from Tuesday’s magnitude-5.8 quake: snickering emanating from the opposite side of the continent.

Did Fracking Cause the Virginia Earthquake?
Braxton County West Virginia (160 miles from Mineral) has experienced a rash of freak earthquakes (eight in 2010) since fracking operations started there several years ago. According to geologists fracking also caused an outbreak of thousands of minor earthquakes in Arkansas...

Quake raises safety concerns as nuclear plant shut
(Reuters) - The largest earthquake to hit the East Coast of the United States in 67 years raised concerns on Tuesday about the safety of the country's nuclear power plants.

Strong East Coast quake highly unusual: scientist
In the East, she said, "There's no driving engine in terms of the two plates sliding past each other ... so that's why it's much more unusual."

Study links El Nino climate to civil wars, unrest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have found another thing to blame on the climate demon El Nino: civil strife within poor tropical countries....


Autistic Girl Stolen from Her Father and Forcibly Drugged by the Canadian Government
Since being grabbed, Ayn has been placed on three different antipsychotics. She and her father are just one example of families devastated by this racket.

17 Surprising Sources of BPA and How to Avoid Them
Cutting BPA out altogether is easier said than done if you want to use any modern products whatsoever, but you can significantly lower your exposure – as long as you know exactly where this chemical is lurking.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, most widely used to aid the mind and body in adapting to stress. It is indigenous to India, used and studied by Ayurvedic practitioners for centuries. Ashwagandha helps its users to remain calm during times...

ConAgra Sued Over GMO '100% Natural' Cooking Oils
If you use Wesson brand cooking oils, you may be able to join a class action against food giant ConAgra for deceptively marketing the products as natural.These days it's hard to walk down a supermarket aisle without bumping into a...

Naturally improve your sleep by avoiding blue light
In order to fall asleep, the human body produces melatonin, a hormone created in the pineal gland. Melatonin allows the body to relax enough to sleep, allowing it to follow the natural circadian rhythm. However, some environmental factors...

Pregnant women now being dosed with toxic chemotherapy drugs
(NaturalNews) In the world of medicine, the toxicity of chemotherapy drugs is widely known. They make your hair fall out, after all, and that's on top of the muscle wasting, vomiting and overall health deterioration that chemo drugs admittedly produce...

Science & Technology

Google Said to Reach $500 Million Settlement With Government
Regulators will announce Wednesday that Google will pay $500 million to settle government charges that it has illegally shown ads for online pharmacies that operate outside the law, according to two people briefed on the investigation.

Federal Investigators Clear Climate Scientist, Again
The Inspector General of the National Science Foundation has closed its investigation into climatologist Michael Mann after failing to find any evidence of misconduct

Smart cloths Antenna-equipped garments here
To make communications devices more reliable, researchers are working on incorporating radio antennas directly into clothing, using plastic film and metallic thread; the new antenna design has a range four times larger than that of a conventional antenna worn on the body -- one that is used by American soldiers today.

Don’t Like the Competition Talking about Science? No Problem, Just Take ’Em to Court
It isn’t just the FDA that wants to censor science in America. Three major plastic bag manufacturers are suing eco-friendly ChicoBag simply for citing scientific facts and statistics.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

New Federal Regulations Crack Down on Goat Herding...
The Obama administration is setting new workplace regulations to assist foreign workers who fill goat herding positions in the U.S. , including employee-paid cell phones and comfy beds.

Scientists respond to overuse of agricultural chemicals by genetically engineering crops to produce their own fertilizer
(NaturalNews) A couple of researchers from the University of Alberta (U-A) in Canada say they have come up with a novel new way to eventually end the practice of having to apply environmentally-harmful fertilizer chemicals to commercial crops. Unfortunately...

Test Finds Too Much Juice in CA Dairy Cow
A dairy operation in Tipton, CA was using too much of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory animal drug known as flunixin and could not pass a residue test. Flunixin is effective in reducing pain, fever and inflammation in animals, and the over-the-counter drug... In the warning letter, FDA asked Double M Jerseys to respond with its plans for correcting the violations.


A humane society director warns that dogs addicted to Prozac become unadoptable
I’m not surprised that the pet-loving population is not warned about Prozac. I just took a call from a woman last week whose dog was biting the kids and of course, the dog was on Prozac...

Egg Waste Pet Food Ingredients
More waste being converted into pet food ingredients, this time egg waste. A Canadian newspaper brags that an "egg-processing plant is converting egg 'waste' into high-protein pet food products."


Satire: East Coast earthquake rocks nation's capitol, halting dollar printing presses
August 24 - A 5.9-strong earthquake rocked the East Coast today, with aftershocks felt from New York to Florida. Official buildings throughout Washington D.C. were evacuated, emptying the nation's capitol of bureaucrats...

Today In History - Wednesday - August 24, 2011
1814 - Washington, DC, was invaded by British forces that set fire to the White House and Capitol.
1853 - The first convention of the American Pharmaceutical Association was held.
1867 - Johns Hopkins died. The railroad millionaire left $7.5 million in his will for the founding of a new medical school in his name.
1891 - Thomas Edison applied patents for the kinetoscope and kinetograph (U.S. Pats. 493,426 and 589,168).
1912 - A four-pound limit was set for parcels sent through the U.S. Post Office mail system.
1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark, NJ, took about 19 hours.
1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went into effect. The agreement was that an attack against on one of the parties would be considered "an attack against them all."
1954 - The Communist Party was virtually outlawed in the U.S. when the Communist Control Act went into effect.
1968 - France became the 5th thermonuclear power when they exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1981 - Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.
1986 - Frontier Airlines shut down. Thousands of people were left stranded.
1987 - Sergeant Clayton Lonetree was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a military jury for giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union.
1989 - Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling on baseball.
1989 - "Total war" was declared by Columbian drug lords on their government.
1990 - Iraqi troops surrounded foreign missions in Kuwait.
1990 - Irish hostage Brian Keenan was released. He had been held in Lebanon for 1,597 days.
1991 - Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the head of the Communist Party.
1992 - Hurricane Andrew hit southern Florida causing 55 deaths in the Bahamas, Florida, and Louisiana.
1998 - U.S. officials cited a soil sample as part of the evidence that a Sudan plant was producing precursors to the VX nerve gas. And, therefore made it a target for U.S. missiles on August 20, 1998.
2001 - The remains of nine American servicemen killed in the Korean War were returned to the U.S. The bodies were found about 60 miles north of Pyongyang. It was estimated that it would be a year before the identity of the soldiers would be known.
2004 - Salim Ahmed Hamdan was formally charged in the first U.S. military tribunal since World War II. Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former chauffer, was charged with conspiracy as an al-Qaida member to commit war crimes, including murder.
2005 - The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto's status was changed due to the IAU's new rules for an object qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three rules because it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly round shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps the orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.

World News

NY court dismisses sex case; Strauss-Kahn free
NEW YORK (AP) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn became a free man Tuesday when a judge ended the sexual assault case against him at the request of prosecutors...

Libyan rebels storm seat of Gadhafi's power
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Hundreds of Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday after five hours of intense fighting around it. They beat and killed some of those who defended it,

Russian says he spoke with Gadhafi by phone
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian head of the World Chess Federation said he spoke Tuesday with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and that he remains in Tripoli and "wants to defend his country."...

Chinese oil giant ends ops in Libya, Syria: report
China's largest oil and gas producer has shut down six major projects in war-torn Libya, Syria and other restive nations because of political instability, state media said Tuesday.

Intelligence Outfit: Foreign Special Forces Behind Tripoli Showdown
British, French, Jordanian, Qatari military crack forces are behind compound siege.

Britain's phone-hacking scandal sizzles on
LONDON (AP) -- It's the crisis that just won't go away....

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Rasmussen Poll: Ron Paul 38% vs. Obama 39%
The president and the maverick are running almost dead even in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup.

Social Security 'kills' 14,000 Americans per year
(CNN) - Advancements in technology have failed to end a distressing pattern where people still alive are declared dead in the eyes of Social Security and have their monthly checks cut off.

Our President's factual list of historic accomplishments!
President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts...

States may get second chance at insurance exchange
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Obama administration says states that have not adopted their own insurance exchanges may get a second chance to avoid one run by the U.S. government....

Illegal Deportation Policy Provokes Congressional, Former Border Patrol Agents' Opposition
NAFBPO is demanding that the new policy be “rescinded immediately,” saying, “if the Obama administration chooses not to do so, we urge Congress to act quickly to rein in this failure of constitutional duty and limit its negative impacts upon the country.”

FCC finally kills off fairness doctrine
8/22/11- The FCC gave the coup de grace to the fairness doctrine Monday as the commission axed more than 80 media industry rules.

VIDEO: Tased From Above! New Robot Copter To Begin Patrolling Our Skies
Forget the idea that weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are only for military operations in wars fought in far off lands. Soon they’ll begin setting their sights on criminals within our borders. And they’ll be packing heat...

National Monument Made in China
On Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was unveiled in its rightful place on the National Mall. But like so many other things in our country, the construction of the memorial was outsourced to China.


Quake sensors removed around Virginia nuke plant due to budget cuts
U.S. nuclear officials said that the North Anna Power Station, which has two nuclear reactors, had lost offsite power and was using diesel generators to maintain cooling operations after an 5.9 earthquake hit the region.

OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: Do You Realize That The Government Is Still Paying Banks Not To Lend…?
The Federal Reserve is deliberately sabotaging the economy by paying banks billions of dollars not to lend over $1.6 trillion in cash they have on hand.

Moody’s Cuts Japan’s Government Credit Rating From Aa2 to Aa3, Yets Says Outlook Stable
The rating downgrade is prompted by large budget deficits and the build-up in Japanese government debt since the 2009 global recession.k

VIDEO: Gerald Celente: Gold is the wisest asset
RT - Stocks have been on a roller coaster ride for the past few weeks and this leave many wondering where to put their money.

Now Republicans Want To RAISE Taxes: May Block Payroll Tax Cut Extension That Obama Says Could Save 1 Million Jobs
The Associated Press reports that congressional Republicans are considering allowing the payroll tax cut to expire at the end of the year...

China Still Leading the World
August 23, 2011 - China continues to grow as the United States continues to shrink. The only way to alter the course is to end the $300-400 billion annual subsidy that the American people contribute to China via our trade deficit each year.

Housing Market

Woman, 70, and terminally ill husband face losing their home for paying the mortgage too early
Plea for help: The Burlington's contacted Bank of America president Brian Moynihan and Rep. Gus Bilirakis in an effort to cancel the foreclosure action.

New home sales on pace for worst year in history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes fell for the third straight month in July, a sign that housing remains a drag on the economy. If the current pace continues, 2011 would be the worst year...

Energy & Environment

Quake raises safety concerns as nuclear plant shut
(Reuters) - The largest earthquake to hit the East Coast of the United States in 67 years raised concerns on Tuesday about the safety of the country's nuclear power plants.

Strong East Coast quake highly unusual: scientist
In the East, she said, "There's no driving engine in terms of the two plates sliding past each other ... so that's why it's much more unusual."

UPDATE: Irene weakens but remains big threat to US
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - People stocked up on food, boarded windows and gassed up their cars Tuesday as Hurricane Irene threatened to become the most powerful storm to hit the East Coast in seven years.

Photos And Videos Of Massive Oil Slick Found At BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf Spill Site
After BP Denied Claims Oil Was Leaking From The Macondo Well A Flyover Reveals A New Massive Slick In The Gulf Coming From The Site Of Last Year’s Disaster.

Quake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported....

Virginia nuclear units shut by quake
(Reuters) - Two nuclear reactors in Virginia operated by Dominion Resources' were shut due to an earthquake which was reported near the plant site on Tuesday, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Colorado- the largest quake in 40 years
August 23, 2011 – COLORADO – Southern Colorado was rattled by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake Monday evening near Trinidad. That quake was overshadowed by a much stronger 5.3 magnitude earthquake which struck near the same region.

Hurricane Irene marks 1st big US threat in years
MIAMI (AP) -- Officials and residents from Florida to the Carolinas stocked up on supplies, dusted off evacuation plans and readied for the worst as Irene, the first hurricane to threaten the U.S. in three years...

New Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, as Contamination Spreads in Japan and Worldwide
August 21, 2011 - Newly released neutron data from three University of California San Diego scientists confirms Fairewinds' April analysis that the nuclear core at Fukushima Daiichi turned on and off after TEPCO claimed its reactors had been shutdown.


Beyond Pesticides’ Back to School Checklist
(Beyond Pesticides, August 23, 2011) It’s that time of the year again for kids to return to the classroom. For others it’s their first time meeting new friends, new teachers in a new school. However, children may face unexpected dangers from antibacterial chemicals and other pesticides used in and around schools.

Hip implant complaints surge, even as the dangers are studied.
The federal government has received a surge in complaints in recent months about failed hip replacements. Some patients have suffered crippling injuries caused by tiny particles of cobalt and chromium that the metal devices shed as they wear.

Discover the amazing health benefits of chocolate
One of the most sought after foods in modern society is chocolate. This ancient food source has been used in many cultures and has been revered for its outstanding taste and surprising health benefits. Unfortunately, most industrialized countries...

Many vaccines contain polysorbate 80 which can cause anaphylactic shock
(NaturalNews) Add anaphylactic shock to the long list of disastrous effects of vaccinations. A recent article in identifies the potentially fatal allergic reaction as one of the consequences of polysorbate 80, a chemical found in many vaccines...

Pregnant Women and Strokes
(NaturalNews) We have known for a while that increasingly, children are having strokes, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In a study of over 200 children who had suffered a stroke, nearly 80 per cent were found to...

Science & Technology

Exclusive: Privacy lawsuit targets comScore
(Reuters) - Online data tracking service comScore Inc siphons confidential information including passwords, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers from unsuspecting users, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Did you feel that? Cell networks clogged by calls
The earthquake that shook the East Coast is also causing connection problems for cell phone customers....

$103M to expand broadband Internet in rural US
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America

New data spill shows risk of online health records
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see....

Medical science may use genetically modified pigs to grow human replacement organs
(NaturalNews) There are too many heavily funded, highly praised scientists who think they can outwit nature and play God. A recent medical science development in Japan is leading the way to using animals for creating organs to be transplanted into humans...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

US Food Supplies
Last week on the George Noory show I said that "we’ll be fighting in the streets for food long before we’re buried in ice." (I say the same thing in Not by Fire but by Ice.) I just received an email from a reader that sums it up better than I did...

Today In History - Tuesday - August 23, 2011
1839 - Hong Kong was taken by the British in a war with China.
1877 - The Texas outlaw Wes Hardin was captured in near Pensacola, FL.
1902 - Fannie Merrit Farmer opened her cooking school, Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, in Boston, MA.
1904 - Hard D. Weed patented the grip-tread tire chain for cars.
1914 - Tsingtao, China, was bombarded as Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.
1939 - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.
1944 - During World War II, Romanian prime minister Ion Antonescue was dismissed. Soon after the country would abandon the Axis and join the Allies.
1944 - Marseilles was captured by Allied troops during World War II.
1947 - Margaret Truman, U.S. President Truman's daughter, gave her first public performance as a singer. The event was at the Hollywood Bowl.
1982 - The parliament of Lebanon elected Bashir Bemayel president. He was assassinated three weeks later.
1983 - The U.S. announced that it was nearly ready for a test flight of an anti-satellite missile.
1990 - President Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with a group of Western detainees that he referred to as "guests." He told the group that they were being held "to prevent the scourge of war."
1992 - Hurricane Andrew hit the Bahamas with 120 mile per hour winds.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton imposed limits on peddling cigarettes to children.
1998 - Kathryn Schoonover was arrested when she was caught stuffing envelopes with cyanide and preparing to send them to people around the U.S.
2000 - Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on CBS' "Survivor." Hatch won $1,000,000 for his stay on an island in the South China Sea.
2001 - California Congressman Gary Condit gave an interview to ABC's Connie Chung. Condit denied involvement in Chandra Levy's disappearance and avoided directly answering questions about whether they had an affair.

Breaking News!!!!

Capitol, Pentagon Evacuated After Earthquake Hits Washington, DC
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the memorials and monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing.

World News

Hurricane Irene Slams Puerto Rico; Could Hit US
Puerto Ricans awoke to flooded and debris-strewn streets Monday following the overnight passage of Hurricane Irene, which next took aim at the Dominican Republic on a path that could take the storm to the U.S. by the end of the week.

Qaddafi Site Is Focus of Tripoli Combat
The crackle of gunfire and the rumble of explosions spread across Tripoli in renewed fighting on Tuesday, and Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi remained at large hours after his son Seif al-Islam made a surprise appearance at a hotel with foreign journalists, taunting the rebels and urging loyalist forces to resist.

Fresh fighting erupts between Libya rebels, regime
Fresh fighting has erupted in Tripoli hours after Moammar Gadhafi's son turned up free to thwart rebel claims he had been captured and to rally supporters.
Rebels and forces loyal to the Libyan leader waged fierce street battles Tuesday, a day after opposition fighters swept into the capital with relative ease, claiming to have most of it under their control.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Mo. National Guard soldiers to deploy to Qutar
Soldiers from southeast Missouri will be deployed to Qutar in September. More than 450 soldiers with the Missouri National Guard under the command of the 175th Military Police Battalion and Lt. Col. Sharon Martin will be deployed. The unit will spend a year in Qatar providing security for military bases and personnel.

Houston breaks record for 100-degree days in year
The National Weather Service says the city has had 33 days at or above 100 degrees this year. That is one more than in in record-setting 1980. The intense heat combined with a lack of rain has most of Texas battling one of the most severe droughts on record.

US Military Intervention in Libya Cost At Least $896 Million
The cost of U.S. military intervention in Libya has cost American taxpayers an estimated $896 million through July 31, the Pentagon said today. The price tag includes the amounts for daily military operations, munitions used in the operation and humanitarian assistance for the Libyan people.

9/11 First Responders to be Excluded From 10th Anniversary Ceremony
They were the first ones on the scene when the World Trade Center towers fell on September 11, 2001, but ten years later, the first responders are being told that they will not be invited to take part in this year’s tenth anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero.

Gunman opens fire at Philadelphia basketball game, 6 hurt
Six spectators were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire at half-time of an adult basketball league game in Philadelphia on Monday, and one person was in critical condition, police said.

Tainted pet-food settlement checks distributed
The lawsuits against primarily Menu Foods Inc., the Canadian manufacturer of about 100 of the tainted product lines, grew into the largest wave of animal litigation ever in the American legal system. An estimated 20,000 are finally receiving checks from the $24 million settlement approved by a federal judge in Camden in 2008 and made final last year by an appeals panel.


Economists see no 2nd recession, no real recovery
Another recession isn't likely over the next 12 months. Neither is any meaningful improvement in the economy. That's the picture that emerges from an Associated Press survey of leading economists who have grown more pessimistic in recent weeks. They say high unemployment and weak consumer spending will hold back the U.S. economy into 2012

Energy & Environment

Halliburton Exec Takes Swig Of Fracking Fluid
At the conference in Denver, Halliburton Co. CEO Dave Lesar talked about addressing public concerns about fracking, which extracts natural gas by blasting a mix of water, chemicals and usually sand underground. Attendees say he raised a container of Halliburton's new fracking fluid made from chemicals sourced from the food industry, said he'd show how safe it was, then had a fellow executive drink it.


Doctors, Nurses Use Alternative Medicine More than Other Workers
According to a new study, 76 percent of healthcare workers say they use CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), compared with 63 percent of the general working public.

ALS Cause Discovered, Say Researchers
ALS cause research conducted by Northwestern University has determined that brain and spinal cord neurons’ inability to repair itself is what ties all three kinds of ALS together, reported USA Today. ALS is the acronym for the paralyzing disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that affects patient’s ability to walk, talk, breathe and swallow.

Vaccination records keep kids out of classrooms
More than 100 new 7th graders reported to the cafeteria instead of the classroom yesterday at Spring Branch Middle School in Houston as the new school year started. The issue: shot records. In particular, proof was needed that the kids had gotten a dose of the meningococcal vaccine.
 ** Related Article: Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

$100,000 price tag for treatment with new cancer drug
The price of Seattle Genetics Inc's blood cancer drug Adcetris could top $100,000 for a course of treatment, becoming the latest cancer medicine to come at a high cost. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday gave its nod to Adcetris, the first drug specifically indicated for anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and the first one approved for Hodgkin's lymphoma since 1977.


While waiting to watch Obama live on Fox News online, it was knocked off the air
This is what appeared on the screen. Hummmmm - gee is this isn't proof that Leon Panetta is using ops at Fox News then I don't know what will!

Science & Technology

Apple suppliers building cheaper, 8GB iPhone
Asian suppliers to Apple Inc have begun manufacturing a lower-priced version of its hot-selling iPhone 4 with a smaller 8 gigabyte flash drive, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

$103M to expand broadband Internet in rural US
Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven't been reached by the high-speed service or are underserved, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

Today In History - Monday - August 22, 2011
1770 - Australia was claimed under the British crown when Captain James Cook landed there.
1775 - The American colonies were proclaimed to be in a state of open rebellion by England's King George III.
1846 - The U.S. annexed New Mexico.
1851 - The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
1865 - A patent for liquid soap was received by William Sheppard.
1902 - In Hartford, CT, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the first president of the United States to ride in an automobile.
1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ began to manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, sold for $200.
1910 - Japan formally annexed Korea.
1911 - It was announced that Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" had been stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. It reappeared two years later in Italy.
1932 - The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) began its first TV broadcast in England.
1941 - Nazi troops reached the outskirts of Leningrad during World War II.
1968 - Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
1972 - Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia was asked to withdraw from the 20th Olympic Summer Games.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S. President Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year.
1984 - The last Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in New Stanton, PA.
1989 - Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers, was shot to death in Oakland, CA. Tyrone Robinson was later convicted and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the killing.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed an order for calling reservists to aid in the build up of troops in the Persian Gulf.
1990 - The U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait would not be closed under President Saddam Hussein's demand.
1991 - It was announced by Yugoslavia that a truce ordered on August 7th with Croatia had collapsed.
1991 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev returned to Moscow after the collapse of the hard-liners' coup. On the same day he purged the men that had tried to oust him.
1992 - In Rostock, Germany, neo-Nazi violence broke out against foreigners.
1995 - Congressman Mel Reynolds of Illinois was convicted in Chicago of criminal sexual assault, sexual abuse, child pornography and obstruction of justice for having sex with a former campaign worker who had been underage at the time.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed legislation that ended guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work from recipients.
1998 - Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.
2000 - It was announced that all 118 crewmembers aboard the Kursk submarine were dead. The Russian vessel had sunk on August 4.

World News

Afghanistan and Iraq withdrawal deadlines to be extended, again
It is strange how right after a group of Taliban fighters were allegedly able to take out a Special Forces Chinook with a shoulder-mounted rocket; support is quickly rallied to justify keeping troops in Afghanistan until “at least” 2024, according to The Daily Telegraph.

America's tiffs with Israel are purely superficial
Earlier this month, the United States was expressing “concern” over renewed Israeli housing construction in the West Bank including the approval of 1,600 settler homes.

Independent Reports Indicate At Least 1300 Civilians Killed, 5000 Wounded In Last Day In Libya
The Intel Hub August 21, 2011 This report comes directly from sources within Libya this morning:
Today 1300 innocent unarmed civilians were killed and 5000 wounded in Tripoli alone in the last 11 hours. Constant bombings and 3 Apache Gunships nonstop firing of their mini-cannons.

Tripoli falls to Libyan rebels
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli Sunday and met little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenders melted away and his 42-year rule rapidly crumbled. The euphoric fighters celebrated with residents of the capital in Green Square, the symbolic heart of the fading regime.

"Zero hour" for Gaddafi as besieged Tripoli rises up
(Reuters) - Explosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli through the night as opponents of Muammar Gaddafi rose up in the capital, declaring a final push to topple the Libyan leader after a six-month war reached the city's outskirts.

Strauss-Kahn Prosecutor Seen Dropping Charges
Aug 21, 2011 - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will ask a judge to dismiss sexual-assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn because they’d be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, former prosecutors predict.

Putin Denounces American Parasite While Russia Increases Treasuries 1,600%
For Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the U.S. is a “parasite” because its rising debt weighs on the global economy. For his government, the same debt is the safest possible investment.

US drone attack 'kills four Pakistan militants'
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) - A US drone strike in a restive Pakistani tribal area on Friday killed at least four militants, local security officials said.

12 Signs That We Are Getting Dangerously Close To War With Syria
Are you ready for another war? Now that Barack Obama and most of the other major leaders of the western world are publicly calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, we are getting dangerously close to war with Syria.

Researchers To Present Exclusive, “Disturbing” Interviews With 9/11 Pentagon Witnesses in Toronto on Anniversary
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, American researchers will appear live at The Royal cinema in Toronto to present exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses to the act of mass murder which took place at the Pentagon that day.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Journalists Assualted, Activists Arrested As Children Defy Police, Purchase Lemonade At Capitol
The Intel Hub By Alexander Higgins And Alex Thomas August 21, 2011 Activist protesting...

Ron Paul Birthday Money Bomb Raises over $1.7 Million! Due to a cyber attack on causing difficulties in donating during the final hours of the moneybomb, The Ron Paul campaign has extended the moneybomb... Amazing 1776 screenshot!

Ron Paul Takes New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll With 45% of Vote
JACKSON, Texas — It’s been a good week for Ron Paul: a statistical tie at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa last Saturday, a thousand New Hampshire voters at the Concord, New Hampshire office opening Wednesday night, and today, a resounding victory in the New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll in New Castle.

Ron Paul: “They’re Setting The Stage For Violence In This Country”
Presidential candidate responds to question about detention camps for civil unrest.

Social Security disability on verge of insolvency
WASHINGTON (AP) - Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can't find new ones in an economy that has shed nearly 7 million jobs.

Air Force raids local gun store in Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV)- We're learning more on why the U.S. Air Force raided a local gun store Friday. They say it wasn't guns they were looking for.

GM says bankruptcy excuses it from repairs
NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.

FLASHBACK: Obama guaranteed warranties
3/30/2009 - In a bid to boost flagging auto sales, the federal government will pay for any warranty repairs on a General Motors or Chrysler vehicle if either company can't because of financial problems or a bankruptcy filing, President Barack Obama said on Monday.

Barack Obama Cannot Get Congress To Pass Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants So Now He Is Just Going To Ram It Down Our Throats
Any Way That He Can
Illegal immigration costs our economy billions upon billions of dollars. Illegal immigrants pay next to nothing in taxes, but they have no problem receiving tens of billions of dollars worth of free education benefits, free health care benefits, free housing assistance and free food stamp benefits.

Wall St. gave millions to ‘super committee’ members
In total, the twelve members appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction got nearly $64.5 million from special interests groups over the past decade, with legal firms donating about $31.5 million and Wall Street firms donating about $11.2 million.

New York Cops Prepare For Civil Unrest
In the aftermath of last week’s riots in the United Kingdom, the NYPD has held a “mobilization exercise” to train police to prepare for civil unrest in the United States, while also launching a program designed to spot signs of potential trouble via social networking websites.

Granny Can Sue U.S. for Calling Her a Terrorist
A Texas grandmother can push ahead with her emotional-distress complaint alleging that a Navy recruiter added her name to Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list, a federal judge ruled.

Police take first forced blood draw
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne police are believed to be the first in the state to forcibly take a person's blood via court order under the state's new DUI law.

12-year-old Indiana boy jailed for 30 years
Paul Henry Gingerich is serving a prison sentence for the shooting that killed a friend’s step-father. Even though he didn’t pull the trigger — or know that he was going to be a part of the murder plot — Gingerich was sentenced to 30 years in jail.

Donald Trump’s candidacy received 3x more coverage than Ron Paul’s candidacy
A report found that Trump was featured in 94 campaign stories and only 27 campaign stories for Paul.

Obama 2012 team would prefer to run against Rick Perry
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry has at least some supporters in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago -- President Barack Obama's re-election team.

Housing Market

REVEALED: Wall St Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Fed's SECRET Loans
Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) were the reigning champions of finance in 2006 as home prices peaked, leading the 10 biggest U.S. banks and brokerage firms to their best year ever with $104 billion of profits.


Gov't Pays Ranchers $112M to Protect Bird
( – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is paying $112 million in tax money to farmers and ranchers in 11 Western states to restore the habitat of the Sage Grouse...

Understand History To Understand The Current Markets
Bob Chapman | Every professional has their own method of analyzing markets, finance and economies, and some do well coming up with the direction of social and political issues as well.

Gold touches $1,881
Aug. 19, 2011 6:24AM EDT - Gold reached new heights Friday, soaring as high as $1,881 an ounce, as investors anxious about the uncertain global economy snapped up the precious metal.

Thousands Camp Out for Job Fair as Jobless Rate Rises
Thousands of unemployed waited overnight, camping out in their business suits and office heels and braving the tormenting heat in Atlanta to stand in line for a job fair Thursday. Authorities treated 20 people for heat exhaustion as they struggled to keep the line moving and get people moved inside.

S&P and the Bilderbergers: All Part of the Plan?
Ellen Brown: What just happened in the stock market? Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose or fell by at least 400 points for four straight days, a stock market first.

Energy & Environment

Over the next 18 months, the Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a flurry of new rules to curb pollution from coal-fired power plants. Mercury, smog, ozone, greenhouse gases, water intake, coal ash—it’s all getting regulated. And, not surprisingly, some lawmakers are grumbling.

BP's Gusher May Be Gushing Again. If So, It Cannot Be Stopped
As they say, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck—a well-oiled one, as in Hunziker's redesigned BP logo.

VIDEO: ALERT!!! 178 X Background Radiation in Saint Louis Rain
8/20/11 - This data may be indicative of a RECENT SIGNIFICANT radiological event in Fukushima. The reading was taken at approximately 10:20am on 8/20/11 in Saint Louis Missouri from a vehicle that had driven approximately 4 miles through the trailing edges of a thunderstorm.

Texas authorities actively hid evidence of radiation in drinking water
(NaturalNews) TV station KHOU of Texas, reported a cover up conspiracy regarding radioactive levels in Texas drinking water in May 2011. The cover up efforts were known as high as the Texas governor Rick Perry's office and allowed to continue. In a small...

TX prepares for rolling blackouts
The head of the Texas Public Utility Commission expressed concern Friday that a new federal air quality rule, set to take effect Jan. 1, will cause disruptions in electric service.

Finnish physicist = Fukushima theory , HAARP, Earthquakes, and radiation
This video is the one I spoke of on Project Camelot last night… Finnish scientist describing the Fukushima theory…. large holes underneath the plant IMPACTED by the blasts, which occured after the large 9.0 earthquake, which itself was caused by the use of HAARP...

Dutchsinse on Project Camelot
Listen before it is removed from YouTube. Find out why... Project Camelot interviews dutchsinse. Very enlightening, covers HAARP, BP Oil, weather wars, secret space, dead animals, MIB hit men, UFOs, Blue Beam, Dogon tribe, 2012, DUMBs, seed vault, elite, earthchanges, you name it. If you want to catch up to wants going on, this pretty much covers it all.

YouTube: Magnitude 6.8 quake jolts Japan off Fukushima, tsunami advisory
Aug. 19, 2011 A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted northeastern Japan off Fukushima...

YouTube: Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation found in Tokyo
Russia Today - Workers at Japan's Fukushima plant say the ground under the facility is cracking and radioactive steam is escaping through the fissures.

Mystery Crack Sucks 300 Gallons Per Second from Lake
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — About 30 feet below the pristine lower Blue Lakes water, where he should still be somewhat visible from the surface, Patrick Trabert couldn't see a foot in front of him.

Another dust storm envelops Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) -- A giant wall of dust rolled through the Phoenix area on Thursday for the third time since early July - turning the sky brown, creating dangerous driving conditions and delaying some airline flights.

Huge fish spurs call to 're-reverse' Chicago River
CHICAGO (AP) -- The city was in a predicament. By the late 1800s, the slow-moving Chicago River had become a cesspool of sewage and factory pollution oozing into Lake Michigan, the source of drinking water for the bustling metropolis....

Global warming fraud: Iconic polar bear on melting ice cap a hoax
(NaturalNews) Images of periled polar bears sinking into arctic seas because of melting polar ice caps have become an iconic symbol of the devastating consequences of so-called global warming. But a new government investigation into the supposed science...

Science & Technology

Hackers crack Purdue University server
Hackers illegally accessed a server containing the personal information, including Social Security numbers and course records, of more than 7,000 former Purdue University students. The West Lafayette, Ind., school sent letters on Monday (Aug. 15) notifying 7,093 students that their personal information may have been compromised by the hack, Indiana's Journal and Courier reported.


Learn the truth - The erroneous beliefs about calcium bentonite clay
Before healing clays became so popular, there was very little information on the internet regarding these all-natural, drug-free, alternative healing modalities. Since the popularity of Calcium Bentonite Clays have increased, misconceptions...

WASHINGTON — Federal officials and lawmakers, along with the drug industry and doctors’ groups, are rushing to find remedies for critical shortages of drugs to treat a number of life-threatening illnesses, including bacterial infection and several forms of cancer.

Be aware of the dangers of A1 beta casein
Dairy products are one of the most common foods consumed around the world. Some cultures survive on diets consisting of up to 80% raw cow, goat, &/or sheep milk. In the western world, however, dairy has become one of the most inflammatory...

Vitamin Water exposed as sugar water in Food Investigations video
(NaturalNews) In a new Food Investigations video entitled, "The Vitamin Water Deception," the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center ( takes aim at the misleading marketing and high sugar content of Vitamin Water (a Coca-Col

Academics who lend their names to Big Pharma ghostwriting schemes should be charged with fraud, say university professors
(NaturalNews) A college student who pays his friend to write a paper for him is guilty of plagiarism -- and if he is caught, he could receive a failing grade or even be expelled from school. But when drug companies secretly pay doctors or academics to...

Top five ingredients to avoid in deodorant
Deodorant is an essential toiletry that most Americans have in their medicine cabinet today. Many are still unaware of the hidden dangers in the active ingredients of modern day deodorant. They continue to use these potentially hazardous...

No bones about it: Eating dried plums helps prevent fractures and osteoporosis
When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women — and people of all ages, actually — a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums.

50% of Rats Given this Died -- Why is it On Your Dinner Plate?
Evidence now clearly shows that glyphosate is devastating crops, animal and human health around the world, even when the exposure is restricted to residues leftover in the soil. Clearly, its presence in air and rain water can only add to its destructive force.

Stop obsessive compulsive behaviors with inositol
Obsessive compulsions have been linked to specific imbalances in biochemicals in the body, and certain supplements like inositol have been shown to offer great help. Inositol is a viable solution for those who want to overcome their obsessive...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

The Obama administration love affair with GMOs is selling America down the river to agricultural ruin
(NaturalNews) The freedom to grow one's own food is a foundational pillar of civilization, and one that absolutely must persist if humanity itself is to exist. But this freedom is rapidly disintegrating in the US, as multinational corporations like Monsanto...

Farmers speak out: GMOs are a trap that Monsanto is using to take over agriculture
(NaturalNews) Most Americans have no idea just how pervasive genetically-modified organisms (GMO) have become throughout the food supply. Predatory marketing practices...

Biotech industry at war over GMOs; millions of dollars funneled to lawmakers
(NaturalNews) A meeting among several key executives and CEOs of organic food producers, distributors, and retailers was held in Anaheim, CA in March, 2011. It was part of the Natural Products Expo West. The meeting focused...

Drought Costs Texas Farms Record $5.2 Billion
LUBBOCK, Texas — The blistering drought in Texas has caused an estimated $5.2 billion in crop and livestock losses so far this agricultural season, a record figure likely to rise further, state officials said Wednesday.

A Refrigerator that Runs Without Electricity
One modern day genius, mindful of this basic need to preserve food, has solved the problem for many. Mohammed Bah Abba, a Nigerian teacher, invented the ‘device’ — a refrigerator that doesn’t require electricity!

Food Swaps
I’m not talking about farmers’ markets or Community-Supported-Agriculture (CSA) delivery services, which are generally based on money-exchange. What I’m talking about is a small group of people getting together to regularly trade what they grow, hunt, gather or make in...


Silent Monks Singing Halleluia
Creative high schools students give a great rendition of Halleluia!

Today In History - Friday - August 19, 2011
1812 - "Old Ironsides" (the USS Constitution) won a battle against the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia.
1848 - The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald.
1856 - The process of processing condensed milk was patented by Gail Borden.
1919 - Afghanistan gained independence from Britain.
1929 - "Amos and Andy," the radio comedy program, made its debut on NBC starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.
1934 - Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer.
1940 - The new Civil Aeronautics Administration awarded honorary license #1 to Orville Wright.
1942 - About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France. They suffered about 50 percent casualties.
1955 - Severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Diane, in the Northeast United States, claimed 200 lives.
1960 - Two dogs were launched in a satellite into Earth's orbit by the Soviet Union.
1981 - Two Libyan SU-22s were shot down by two U.S. Navy F-14 fighters in the Gulf of Sidra.
1986 - 20 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Tehran. Iran initially accused "American agents", however they later executed an "Iraqi agent."
1991 - Soviet hard-liners announced that President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to power two days later.
1995 - Three U.S. diplomats were killed in an accident in their armored vehicle in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1996 - A judge sentenced former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker to four years probation for his Whitewater crimes.
1998 - The first piece of the 351 foot bronze statue of Christopher Columbus arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. g
1999 - In Belgrade, thousands of Serbs attended a rally to demand the resignation of Yugoslavia's President Slobodan Milosevic.
2002 - A Russian military helicopter crashed after being shot by rebels in Chechnya. 119 people were killed.
2004 - Google Inc. stock began selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The initial price was set at $85 and ended the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded.

World News

Magnitude 6.8 quake jolts Japan off Fukushima, no damage
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted northeastern Japan off Fukushima prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, although no damage was reported and a tsunami advisory for the area was lifted after no waves were sighted.

Gaddafi reportedly “gravely ill” and ready to leave Libya
As Libyan rebels continue advancing on the capital Tripoli, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who has been struggling to stay in power since March, is reported to be "gravely ill."

Assailants launch multiple attacks in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Assailants armed with heavy weapons, guns and explosives launched three attacks in quick succession in southern Israel near the border with Egypt's Sinai
Peninsula on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding about a dozen more, officials said....

Afghan official: 21 people killed by roadside bomb
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A roadside bomb killed at least 21 passengers traveling on a minibus Thursday in western Afghanistan, another example of civilians being caught in the crossfire of the fighting between Taliban insurgents and the U.S.-led coalition....

Police make new arrest in UK phone hacking inquiry
LONDON (AP) -- British police made a new arrest Thursday in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal, amid fresh scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch's media empire after newly disclosed documents appeared to contradict testimony his son and top aide gave to U.K. lawmakers....

VIDEO: Cops kill 3 as farmers protest water project, land seizure near Mumbai
On August 9, police shot nine farmers, killing three, who were part of a mass protest against a water pipeline project in Baur Village, 50 miles east of Mumbai, India. Police also smashed cars, fired tear gas and threw rocks at farmers as they fled the violence. This was all caught on video:

The United States Of Europe: A Proposed “Economic Government” Would Integrate Europe To A Degree Not Seen Since The Roman Empire
The integration of Europe is about to go to another level. As the European debt crisis deepens, there are cries all over the EU for full economic integration in Europe.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Disability system leaves troops in 'vast unknown'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lanier has entered what he calls the "vast unknown." A combat veteran and father to four daughters, he can't remain in the military because of a serious back injury earned in Iraq....

Obama to deport illegals by ‘priority’
Bowing to pressure from immigrant rights activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria...

NASA REPORT: Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilizations
Rising greenhouse emissions may tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report for Nasa.

Oklahoma Ex-Marine Sparks Nationwide Manhunt
DUNCAN, Oklahoma -- An ex-marine and Oklahoma militia man sparks a nationwide manhunt. Law enforcement leaders say they're afraid he is heavily armed and will do something drastic.

Police Chief Confirms Detaining Photographers
Editor’s note: Long Beach cops to decide what is art and what is terrorism.
Police Chief Jim McDonnell has confirmed that detaining photographers for taking pictures “with no apparent esthetic value” is within Long Beach Police Department policy.

VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi Heckled At Town Hall Over Debt Bill: "Sell-Out"
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled several times at a town hall meeting in response to her vote for the "Satan sandwich" debt ceiling bill in Oakland, California.

VIDEO: 1,000 Show for NH Campaign HQ Opening!
On a Wednesday evening with about 24 hours notice! Time, NHPR, WMUR, Concord Monitor, and New England Cable News are there to cover the event as well.

Biden, Chinese VP call for improved relations
BEIJING (AP) -- Stressing the importance of personal ties, Vice President Joseph Biden sat down Thursday with his Chinese counterpart and the country's leader-in-waiting for talks that will focus largely on U.S. economic woes....

New DHS rules cancel deportations
The Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care.

Big Sis Continues To Hide Details On Mobile Body Scanners
DHS has paid contractors “millions of dollars on mobile body scanner technology that could be used at railways, stadiums, and elsewhere” on crowds of moving people.

President of Communist Supporting Union Organization at Union Protest: "We Are In a Class War."
The links between Unions or Union related organizations and the Communist Party USA here in St. Louis seem to grow everyday.

Russell Means diagnosed with terminal cancer
PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA – The man the Los Angeles Times once described as the “most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse,” is steeling himself for the fight of his life. And Means intends to put up a good fight in the remaining few months his doctors have prognosticated [or predicted] he has left. More about Russell Means here.

Housing Market

Home sales dropped 3.5 pct. in July, hit 2011 low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who bought previously occupied homes fell in July for the third time in four months. This year is on pace to be the worst in 14 years for home sales, as more Americans worry that the economy could slip back into another recession....

Poor Housing Market Reflects Poor Job Market
A healthy economy and strong home sales go hand in hand, and July marked the third decline in home sales in four months. Sales of previously occupied homes dropped 3.5 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.67 million homes.


Asian stocks sink on fresh fears of US recession
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets were sharply lower Friday amid signs of a possible U.S. recession and renewed worries over the health of Europe's banks.

Slowdown Fears Slam U.S. Stocks
The markets roiled again, following the release of domestic economic data, including a negative reading from the Philly Fed index. As recession fears reared its head, investors fled markets, WSJ's Colin Barr reports.

Morgan Stanley cuts global growth forecasts
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley slashed its global growth forecast for 2011 and 2012, saying the U.S. and the euro zone were "dangerously close to a recession," and criticized policymakers in Washington and Europe for not acting more decisively to contain the sovereign debt crisis.

Skyrocketing prices ignite a gold rush
Welcome to the new American gold rush. The price of gold is on a remarkable run, setting a record seemingly every other day. Stomach-churning volatility in the stock market this month has only made investors covet gold more.

Coca-Cola to invest $4 billion more in China starting 2012
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Coca-Cola , the world's largest soft drinks producer said on Thursday it will invest $4 billion more in China over the next three years starting from 2012.

New Unemployment Claims Top 400,000 Again
Making it the 18th week in the past 19 that claims topped 400,000.

YouTube: US streets full of formerly middle class
Russia Today America - The world is now seeing the economic uncertainty of the U.S. but for many Americans, it has been apparent for quite some time. Economic despair has been spreading across our nation...

VIDEO: Record numbers of homeless people in Portland, ME
(NECN: Amy Sinclair, Portland, ME) - More families than ever are struggling to get by. Shelter workers in Maine’s largest city are scrambling to accommodate record numbers of homeless people this summer.

One in five American children now living in poverty according to new report
Washington's economic woes are seen throughout Nevada, where the nation's highest unemployment and foreclosure rates have combined to devastate families and empty neighbourhoods and construction yards. Related article here.

Energy & Environment

BREAKING NEWS: Governor 'very concerned' as radioactive hydrogen leaks from nuclear power plant in Connecticut
A radioactive form of hydrogen has leaked from a U.S nuclear plant into soil and groundwater has reached the nearby Connecticut River, according to health officials.

China Finds 100,000 SQ Miles of Radiation In Pacific Ocean Up 300 Times Higher Than Normal
China has reported that the radioactive contamination in the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is far wider than the areas released by the Japanese government.

NRC: ‘Special Inspection’ Underway At Nuclear Plant Near Miami Because Of Cooling System Failure And ‘Potential Generic Concern’
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff began a special inspection at FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant today to assess the circumstances surrounding the brief loss of the intake cooling water function at one of the plant’s two nuclear units.

YouTube: Japan using Fukushima people as human Guinea Pigs
Believe it or not, this was on 60 Minutes not long ago...

US Government Considered Evacuation of 90,000 US Citizens in Tokyo
I also remember back in March that the US investment bank Goldman Sachs flew in high-ranking executives to Tokyo, and told the US employees there in no uncertain terms that they were to stay put in Tokyo, or they would lose their jobs.

YouTube: Simi Valley Nuclear Disaster
History Channel: Simi Valley California was the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history in 1959, and the amounts of radiation leaked to the environment and atomosphere were more than 240 times that of the accident at 3-Mile Island. 13 fuel rods melted with no containment.

APNewsBreak: BP investigates new sheen in Gulf
LONDON (AP) -- Oil giant BP is investigating a new sheen in the Gulf of Mexico with a remote-controlled mini-sub but says there is no immediate indication it was the result of a new oil spill....

West Texas town teeters on drying up in drought
ROBERT LEE, Texas (AP) -- Ranchers in pickup trucks here stop to ladle up puddles of street water after underground pipes crack, and wilting trees are quenched with dirty bathwater hauled from tubs to front yards. An April storm teased Robert Lee, but instead of rain, a lightning strike started a wildfire that chewed up 169,000 drought-starved acres....

Science & Technology

Dattoos would be the ultimate user/machine interface
The DNA Tattoo, or Dattoo, could include printable input/output tools such as a camera, microphone, or laser-loudspeaker – it would be up to the user, as would the Dattoo’s aesthetics. Most intriguingly, it would capture its wearer’s DNA, to ensure an intimate user/machine relationship.

CBO Says PROTECT IP Will Cost Taxpayers Over $10 Million Per Year To Censor The Internet
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), who tries to estimate the cost to taxpayers of all new laws proposed by Congress has put out its report on the PROTECT IP Act, noting that it will cost taxpayers $47 million (pdf) from 2012 to 2016.

Meet Verizon's Newest Security Force: Blackwater
I have just confirmed with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1104 that Blackwater is indeed being contracted by Verizon for security purposes.

IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain
It terms the machines built with these chips "cognitive computers", claiming that they are able to learn through experience, find patterns, generate ideas and understand the outcomes.


Two Grams of this Household Spice Lowered Blood Sugar by a Whopping 62 mg/dl
The popular spice cumin has a long history of medicinal use. It has been used to treat various symptoms including diarrhea, flatulence, gynecological, and respiratory diseases. But a new study looked at a different effect of cumin...

FDA’s New Border Fees Set the Stage For Massive Increase In Food Costs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) examines only 2% of the shipments entering the U.S. market under its jurisdiction, including imported foods. Starting October 1, 2011, under the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA will beginning charging food importers a fee (based upon an hourly rate) for any “re-examination”...

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg pushing to eliminate conflict of interest laws, allow paid drug company shills to fill advisory positions
(NaturalNews) At a time when drug industry corruption is reaching a pinnacle of public exposure, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actually proposing eliminating one of the few pseudo-effective measures in place that restricts the agency from...

What the Pharmaceutical Industry Does NOT Want You to Know About Healing
Western medicine has made numerous advances in healthcare – especially in areas such as diagnosis, trauma care and surgery. At the same time, there are many other areas where it is limited to simply treating illness with drugs.

Flu vaccinations pushed for Maryland hospitals
Maryland hospitals have become more aggressive in recent years about vaccinating workers for the flu, public health officials are pushing for stricter programs to halt the spread of the flu virus.

Recover from prostate cancer by changing your diet
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men in the United States over the age 50. According to the American Cancer Society, 32,050 men in the United States die from the disease each year. But, prostate cancer doesn't have...

UPDATE: 3 die of rare brain infection from amoeba in water
ATLANTA (AP) -- Two children and a young man have died this summer from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in water, health officials say....

Study: Only 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases pay
ATLANTA (AP) -- Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades....

After 15-year court battle, Pfizer reluctantly compensates Nigerian families whose loved ones injured, killed by illegal drug experiment
(NaturalNews) The families of children who were permanently injured or killed in an illegal 1996 Pfizer drug trial in Nigeria are finally starting to get the promised financial compensation for their losses, according to a recent report by BBC News...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Raw milk is so healthy it needs to be attacked by the sickness industry
(NaturalNews) The raw milk raids have been peaking, and so has internet media coverage of the FDA's food tyranny. Much of Health Ranger Mike Adam's intense days long coverage of the outrageous Rawsome Food Club raid has...

Interview with Sally Fallon from the Weston A Price Foundation
(NaturalNews)I spoke with Sally Fallon the day after the Rawesome Foods raid, where Victoria Bloch, a representative of the Weston A. Price Foundation, was arrested ...

Obama tells farmer no need to worry about government over-regulation of agriculture
(NaturalNews) During a town hall meeting yesterday, when an Illinois farmer told President Obama he was concerned about upcoming regulations regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act and would rather be farming than "filling out forms and permits,"...

Taiwan Refuses More U.S. Beef for Drug Residues
Taiwan's Department of Health (DOH) announced last week it has once again detected residues of lean-promoting drug ractopamine in beef products imported from the U.S., according to Focus Taiwan News Channel.Public health authorities at the DOH keep statistics on ractopamine... Related article here.

'Bumblebees disappearing in US'
According to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the number of the four species has decreased 96 percent and their range shrunk by as much as 87 percent.

Why Not Start a Survival Garden with Straw Bales?
When it comes to survival gardening, think outside the row. One of the things I like about gardening is there are so many ways to do it.

Today In History - Thursday - August 18, 2011
1735 - The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time.
1840 - The American Society of Dental Surgeons was founded in New York City, NY.
1846 - Gen. Stephen W. Kearney and his U.S. forces captured Santa Fe, NM.
1894 - The Bureau of Immigration was established by the U.S. Congress.
1914 - The "Proclamation of Neutrality" was issued by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It was aimed at keeping the U.S. out of World War I.
1916 - Abraham Lincoln's, the 16th president of the U.S., birthplace was made into a national shrine.
1919 - The "Anti-Cigarette League of America" was formed in Chicago IL.
1920 - Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment guaranteed the right of all American women to vote.
1937 - The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston, MA. The station went on the air two years later.
1938 - The Thousand Islands Bridge was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The bridge connects the U.S. and Canada.
1940 - Canada and the U.S. established a joint defense plan against the possible enemy attacks during World War II.
1963 - James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi. He was the first black man to accomplish this feat.
1966 - The first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit were sent back to the U.S. 
1990 - The first shots were fired by the U.S. in the Persian Gulf Crisis when a U.S. frigate fired rounds across the bow of an Iraqi oil tanker.
1991 - An unsuccessful coup was attempted in against President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The Soviet hard-liners were responsible. Gorbechev and his family were effectively imprisoned for three days while vacationing in Crimea.
1997 - Beth Ann Hogan became the first coed in the Virginia Military Institute's 158-year history.
1998 - Mrs. Field's Original Cookies announced that they would acquire the Great American Cookie Co.
2004 - Donald Trump unveiled his board game (TRUMP the Game) where players bid on real estate, buy big ticket items and make billion-dollar deals.

World News

Venezuela to nationalise gold industry
President Hugo Chávez said on Wednesday that he will nationalise Venezuela’s gold industry in a bid to stamp out illegal mining and boost international reserves.

Libyan rebels battle for last oil refinery
ZAWIYA, Libya (AP) -- Dozens of opposition fighters surrounded Libya's last functioning oil refinery Wednesday and laid siege to about 100 government troops, part of a push which brought them closer to seizing this strategic western city....

Needed Food Aid for Starving Somalis Being Stolen – Again
Sorely needed food such as grain and canned foods along with other supplies are reported to have been stolen and sold elsewhere. According to both the Somali government and the United Nations World Food Program...

Globalist United Kingdom Banks Fund The Deadly Cluster-Bomb Industry
The UK’s Independent reveals that some of the world’s largest banks are reaping huge profits by funding the controversial deadly cluster-Bomb industry.

London police charge 1,000th person in riots probe
LONDON (AP) -- London police force say more than 1,000 people have now been charged in the unrest that rocked the capital for four days, as human rights groups reiterated concerns that the sentences being handed out nationwide are disproportionate....

New letters bring scandal closer to Rupert Murdoch
LONDON (AP) -- Rupert Murdoch is back on the hot seat of Britain's phone hacking scandal after new documents appeared to contradict the testimony of his son and his former right-hand man....

Chavez: Venezuela recalling $11B in gold reserves
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez announced Wednesday he is nationalizing Venezuela's gold mining industry and intends to bring home $11 billion in gold reserves currently held in U.S. and European banks....

U.S. News, Politics & Government

AP sources: US call for Assad departure imminent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say the Obama administration is ready to make an explicit call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power and has notified Arab and European allies that an announcement is imminent....

Obama returns to Washington, leaves for vacation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is back in Washington after spending three days touring small, Midwestern towns by bus. But he isn't staying long....

Emergency drill being conducted today in West Virginia area counties
Offices of Emergency Management and emergency personnel in Randolph, Upshur, Tucker, Barbour, Lewis, Pendleton, Gilmer, Braxton and Webster counties are conducting a drill today to prepare for a potential mass migration in the event of a disaster.

VIDEO: Big Sis’ Latest Terrorists: More White Americans
Despite causing controversy last month with a video that portrayed white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security has released yet another PSA that depicts an attempt to bomb a subway station not by Al-Qaeda Muslims, but well-dressed white people.

Air Force discharging sergeant who doubts Obama
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Air Force said Wednesday it is discharging a hero of the so-called birther movement who refused to report to duty in Germany for a few days earlier this month because he doubts President Barack Obama's citizenship.

Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama
During a sometimes-raucous session of what's being called the "For the People" Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn't put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters. But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said...

Secret Service gets two hi-tech buses
For President Obama’s latest three-day tour of the Midwest, the Secret Service will be using two new armored buses to provide better security. In the past, the Secret Service would lease buses...

New Low of 26% Approve of Obama on the Economy
Ratings on Afghanistan and foreign affairs have also declined

Obama to give major jobs speech ... after vacation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under fire in a nation desperate for jobs, President Barack Obama will soon announce a broad package of tax cuts, construction work and help for the millions of Americans who have been unemployed for months, a White House official said Wednesday.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Perspective
Few are aware that NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) has rendered us uncompetitive in the world economy, has destroyed our industrial base, caused us to outsource most of our production, and killed most of our manufacturing jobs.

Manufacturing Opposition: How America Supports Our So-Called Enemies – Part One
To some people, the concept of “full spectrum dominance” is completely foreign. To the upper echelons of the government of the United States, it is a tactic utilized on a regular basis.

Super Congress Member Becerra a Member of Socialist Caucus (Along With 69 Other Democrats in Congress)
This is a list released by the American Socialist Party in October, 2009 listing the current members of the Socialist Party of America Caucus who are members of Congress. (H/T to Before It’s News and Conservative Byte.)

VIDEO: Reason Magazine Attacks Ron Paul
FOX Business News August 17, 2011

YouTube: Hot New TV Ad for Ron Paul "The One"

Still No Arrests Made 3 Months After SWAT Team Murdered US Marine In Cold Blood
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said no one has been arrested because an ongoing homicide investigation tied to this case is “much bigger.”

'Fast and Furious' a Prelude to Gun Registration?
Questions over federal weapons-to-Mexico operation on rise.

Loughner team focuses on mental illness in family
PHOENIX (AP) -- The defense team for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage has interviewed at least one of their client's relatives and sought records on other family members as part of an effort to show that his family has a history of mental illness....

Housing Market

US Inquiry Eyes S&P Ratings of Mortgages
The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, according to two people interviewed by the government and another briefed on such interviews.


Stock futures fall after another growth worry
NEW YORK - Stock index futures sank as a gloomy forecast on global growth and continuing worries about the European debt crisis shook up investors ahead of data on jobless claims and consumer prices.

Taxed Into Oblivion
In the United States today, we are being taxed into oblivion, yet it is being done so stealthily that most Americans don't even realize what is happening.

Soaring Swiss Franc means it now costs $8.30 for American tourist to buy a cup of coffee in Zurich
Switzerland was considering imposing an exchange rate target to prevent its goods becoming prohibitively expensive as the franc reached $1.28 in today's exchange rate.

VIDEO: Surprising reason why grocery prices are up
(CBS News) BEIJING - The booming economy in China has increased the country's appetite for oil - that is well known. But what you might not know is prosperity has also increased China's appetite for another commodity - meat. Related article here.

The swirl of La Niña is taking aim at crops in Brazil, Argentina
After the U.S. Agriculture Department reduced estimates earlier this month of stockpiles for corn and inventories for soybeans, Brazil and Argentina endured added pressure to make up for that shortfall.

Energy & Environment

Health officials say a radioactive form of hydrogen that leaked from a Vermont nuclear plant into soil and groundwater has reached the nearby Connecticut River. State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen said Wednesday water samples from the shoreline near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant last month tested positive for small amounts of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that’s been linked to cancer when ingested in large amounts.

U.S. cities prepare to adapt to climate change
Nearly 600 local governments, representing one-fourth of the U.S. population, have signed on.

NASA to Provide New Information on Solar Flare Activity
Increasing solar activity and the threat that coronal mass ejections (CME) pose to Earth has prompted NASA to convene a news briefing at its Headquarter building in Washington on Thursday afternoon.

700 Water Main Breaks in Houston – a Day due to HOT, DRY weather conditions
It's not just hot and dry in Houston, the city's also losing water at an alarming rate due to water main breaks — 700 a day, the mayor said Tuesday.

Smelly Surprises Lurk Beneath Missouri River Flood
OMAHA, Neb. — When the Missouri River's floodwaters recede this fall, piles of debris, silt and some smelly surprises will be revealed.

Where's That Radioactive Sulfur Now? Possibly In Your Pants
Forbes August 16, 2011 - When the news broke yesterday that a previously unreported type of fallout from Fukushima—radioactive sulfur—had reached the United States in late March, nearly all mainstream media reports made the claim that it poses no threat to the health of Americans. But none of them explained where the radioactive sulfur went.

TEPCO’s Darkest Secret – A Weak Earthquake Caused The Nuclear Meltdown Not The Tsunami
A relatively weak 6.4 magnitude earthquake caused the Fukushima nuclear meltdown – not the Tsunami – which raises red flags about the safety of nuclear reactors around the world.

YouTube: Cracked Fukushima: Radioactive steam escapes danger zone
Russia Today Aug 17, 2011 - “Very serious and alarming”: Workers say ground under Fukushima plant is cracking and radioactive steam is coming up — Melted cores may be moving out of buildings.

Science & Technology

Lockheed Martin shows tiny surveillance UAV
Weighing less than half a pound, Samarai demonstrated vertical takeoff and landing, stable hover, and on-board video streaming.

Face-mapping app for smartphone searching
Researchers at Rice University have developed a clever smartphone app that may never actually be used by anyone anyway. The app, when combined with a centralized server, combs people’s cell phones looking to find photos that have a face in them that match what someone is looking for.


Amazing Food Facts: Red grapes produce resveratrol as a defense against fungal invasion
(NaturalNews) You may have heard of resveratrol, a miracle antioxidant found in grape skins (and many other foods) that's linked to a lower risk of heart disease and enhanced longevity.

Cancer Still a Mystery to Establishment Medical Science
Quite a few people make quite a lot of money by insisting on complicating the subject of cancer. Medical scientists continue to explore the far reaches of cell physiology in their still deeply frustrated attempt to understand cancer.

New research: Moving for just 15 minutes a day can save your life
(NaturalNews) Imagine a Big Pharma prescription that will slash your risk of dying by 14 percent and give you at least an extra three years of life. How much you would be willing to pay for it?

VIDEO: Medical Doctor Treatments Kill
Dr. Peter Glidden states that medical treatment is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

3 die of rare brain infection from amoeba in water
News that a 9-year-old Virginia boy died recently of a brain infection linked to a water-borne "brain-eating amoeba" is bound to raise concern as water-lovers look for ways to cool off in the dog days of summer. Two children and a young man have died this summer from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in water, health officials say.

Juicing provides an answer to the health problems of the world
(NaturalNews) There's a certain logic to the science of drugs in that the active ingredient is often derived from plants. But there the logic ends, begging the question: Why don't we just eat the plants?

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

For first time, more corn used for ethanol than livestock
For the first time ever, more of the corn crop may go into gas tanks than into the stomachs of cattle and poultry destined for kitchen tables.

Crops Damaged by Hail Frustrate Farmers
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Hail has had some pretty devastating effects for crops. One farmer said portions of his corn crop in Tippecanoe County have been defoliated by 80%.

Many GMOs are virtually unregulated due to technicalities in current federal law
(NaturalNews) The continual onslaught of new genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is a major environmental and human health concern, as not a single approved GMO currently in use has ever been proven, without a doubt, to be safe -- and none of the newest GMOs have been proven safe, either.


Health Ranger announces new artist name, publishes song and music video: We're Doin' Alright
August 17 - Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has launched his first song and music video under his new artist name: Amethios. The first song, "We're Doin' Alright," is about overcoming challenges, breaking out of conformity...

Today In History - Wednesday - August 17, 2011
1790 - The capital city of the U.S. moved to Philadelphia from New York City.
1859 - A hot air balloon was used to carry mail for the first time. John Wise left Lafayette, IN for New York City with 100 letters.
1863 - Federal batteries and ships bombarded Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC, harbor during the Civil War.
1896 - The Klondike gold rush was set off by George Carmack discovering gold on Rabbit Creek in Alaska.
1903 - Joseph Pulitzer donated a million dollars to Columbia University. This started the Pulitzer Prizes in his name.
1915 - Charles F. Kettering patented the electric, automobile self-starter.
1945 - The nationalists of Indonesia declared their independence from the Netherlands.
1961 - The Communist East German government completed the construction of the Berlin Wall.
1969 - Hurricane Camille hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast killing 248 people.
1982 - The U.S. Senate approved an immigration bill that granted permanent resident status to illegal aliens who had arrived in the United States before 1977.
1985 - A year-long strike began when 1,400 Geo. A. Hormel and Co. meat packers walked off the job.
1987 - Rudolph Hess died after apparently committing suicide. Hess was the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle.
1987 - Charles Glass, American journalist, escaped his kidnappers and was rescued after being held for 62 days in Lebanon.
1993 - Jack Kevorkian was charged in Wayne County, MI with assisting in the suicide of Thomas Hyde. Kevorkian was later acquitted.
1996 - A military cargo plane crashed in Wyoming killing eight crewmembers and a Secret Service employee. The plane was carrying gear for U.S. President Clinton.
1996 - Ross Perot was announced to be the Reform Party's presidential candidate. It was the party's first-ever candidate.
1998 - The FBI announced that it was questioning a suspect concerning the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya on August 7th, 1998.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton admitted to having an improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.
1998 - NationsBank and BankAmerica merge to create the largest U.S. bank.
1999 - More than 15,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Turkey.
2002 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the Charles M. Schulz Museum opened to the public.

World News

Across the globe, families of 9/11 victims mourn
In a Lithuanian cemetery, a world away from ground zero, the twin towers still stand. Vladimir Gavriushin lays white roses near the 6-foot granite replicas of the World Trade Center's skyscrapers, a memorial he built to honor his daughter Yelena, one of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11....

Syria Nears Tipping Point
The situation in Syria may be approaching the tipping point as state suppression against unarmed protesters has ...

Report: 1 in 3 Pakistan Drone Strikes and 1 in 7 of all CIA Drone Strikes Kills a Child
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified credible reports of 168 children killed in seven years of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas. These children would account for 44% of the minimum figure of 385 civilians reported killed by the attacks.

Swiss Ponder Unthinkable as World’s Chaos Turns Franc Economy Upside Down
Switzerland, the nation that hasn’t gone to war with a foreign power since Napoleon, is reluctantly debating a generational taboo: ceding monetary independence to win a battle over its runaway currency.

Dutch Government gives Stolen Libyan Money to World Health Organization
The Dutch government has given € 1,000,000.00 ($ 1,425,000.00) in frozen Libyan assets belonging to Gaddafi and Libya to the World Health Organization (WHO) to "grant humanitarian aid" to the rebels in Benghazi and other rebel occupied areas in Libya.

India Mass Arrests 3,000 Supporters Of Arrested Anti-Corruption Crusader Engaged In Peaceful Protests
India mass arrests over 3,000 supporters of an anti-corruption crusader, Anna Hazare, who was arrested in Delhi which resulted in an outpouring of anger.

David Cameron Declares War On His Own People, Promises A British Police State
It is sad to say that the United Kingdom is heading down the road of tyranny to be a complete police state like the United States and Prime Minister David Cameron has announced just that today.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

White House salary increases
White House 'cost of living' raises. (Better sit down before you read this) Well here you go folks - outrageous salary increases at the WH.

Obama frets over 'lone wolf' attack as Sept 11 looms
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday played down prospects for a spectacular Al-Qaeda attack 10 years after the September 11th strikes, saying he worried more now about solitary extremists.

Pentagon: Army improperly tested body armor plates
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and cannot be certain that 5 million pieces of the critical battlefield equipment meet the standards to protect U.S. troops...

OBama Minus 23 In Rasmussen Poll
Obama slipped to minus 23 in the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index.

Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for ‘Migrants’ Won’t Check Immigration Status
HHS announced it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law.

YouTube: Tea Party Activists Confront Obama In Iowa
Tea party activists confronted Barack Obama in Decorah, Iowa tonight during one of his stops on his Magical Mysery Tour. The tea party activists asked Obama about Joe Biden's comments that tea partiers were "terrorists."

Ron Paul Exploding
Dr. Paul is reaching a tipping point which no one can ignore– emerging as the frontrunner in the GOP 2012 primary.

Disapproval of Congress Hits All Time High of 84%
Americans are more upset with political leadership than ever.

VIDEO: Bachmann Takes $1.1 M From Taxpayers But Claims Unemployment Benefits Are Unaffordable
While she has been in Congress, Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus have been living the high life on your tax dollars. Marcus Bachmann’s clinic has taken $137,000 in Medicaid funds and an additional $24,000 in federal and state funds. This is in addition to the...

Vet ID holders cannot vote?
Local Democrats are up in arms about a controversial voter ID bill that would exclude veterans’ identification cards from the short list of photo IDs required to cast a vote in Texas. Ann McGeehan, director of the Secretary of State’s elections division, said last week at a seminar in Austin that photo ID cards issued...

VIDEO: Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A "Stimulus"
I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it's also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.

Shocker: Proof of AFL-CIO, SEIU and Democratic PAC Funds Are Going to the Communist Party USA
Ever wonder how the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), an organization that was initially started, run and funded by the U.S.S.R. up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, is still able to get funding for...

Big Brother 2.0: 10 New Ways That The Government Will Be Spying On You And Controlling Your Behavior
Are you ready for Big Brother 2.0? If you think that the hundreds of ways that the government watches, monitors, tracks and controls us now are bad, just wait until you see what is coming.

Pentagon’s DARPA under investigation
The Pentagon announced this week that the Inspector General will be conducting an audit over the millions of dollars worth of deals that the Department of Defense has cut during the last years with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Texas Appeals Court: Motorists Have No Right To Potentially Exculpatory Dashcam Footage
Drivers have no recourse if police say the tape from a dashboard-mounted video camera is not available, according to a ruling Wednesday from the Texas Court of Appeals.


Market in Death Cross Mode: Stay on the Sidelines Says Louise Yamada
A Death Cross occurs when the 50-day moving average (MA) falls beneath the longer term, 200-day MA. This technical indicator is getting a lot of buzz of late, both because it has a very cool name and it's been a relatively reliable indicator of a failing market.

Standard & Poor's faces investigation over 'possible insider trading' over downgrade of U.S. debt
A shock investigation of possible insider trading at Standard & Poor's has reportedly begun, with the country still reeling from the rating agency's historic downgrade of U.S. debt.

Global food prices near 3-year highs
Washington - Global food prices held near three-year highs in July and stocks were low, piling on pressure on the world's poor, the World Bank said on Monday.

State to stop tests for bacteria at 58 beaches statewide
To save more than $500,000 a year, Florida health officials will stop weekly tests for bacteria at 58 beaches statewide, including Patrick Air Force Base.

16 Statistics Which Prove That The American People Are Absolutely Seething With Anger
According to a whole host of polls and surveys, the American people are incredibly angry right now. The American people are hopping mad at the government, the American people are hopping mad about the economy...

Now That U.S. Government Debt Has Been Downgraded, The Rest Of The World Is Calling Even Louder For A New Global Currency
Right now, the global financial system is still based on the U.S. dollar to a very large degree. But dissatisfaction with the status quo is growing around the world.

Housing Market

92% of Foreclosures in New York Lack Proper Documents -- Banks Booting People Without Proof?
The incentive then became to sell more mortgages: since home-buying isn't like buying shoes or coffee, you have to find new customers. Those new customers came in the form of more financially unstable borrowers, and the loans they were sold often had to rely on some tricks to get them into houses in the first place.

Goldman Sued For More Than $100 Million Over Securities It Allegedly Called "Lemons" And "Dogs"
The suit filed by the Allstate Insurance claims Goldman knew $123 million in securities it sold the insurer were junk.

Obama wants government to keep big mortgage role
President Obama has directed a small team of advisers to develop a proposal that would keep the government playing a major role in the nation’s mortgage market...

Energy & Environment

US: Pearl River fish kill puts fear in residents-"Every species of fish here is dead"
Pearl River County, Mississippi-For the past few days a surge of dead fish has been the scene for folks living along the Pearl River. Residents in Picayune have also been effected by the scare.

VIDEO: Shell cry over spilt oil
­RT - August 16,2011 - The global oil and gas company Shell estimated on Monday that 54,600 gallons of oil have spilled into the North Sea from its oil rig off the Scottish coast.

China's State Oceanic Administration: Wider Ocean Contamination Than Japanese Government Has Admitted
China sent a survey ship and taking seawater samples off the coast of Fukushima back in June and July. The State Oceanic Administration now says the contamination of the Pacific Ocean may extend as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles) off the coast of Fukushima...

YouTube: America's Nuclear Nightmare
The Young Turks, August 12, 2011 - Censored? Host reveals MSNBC staff told him to stop saying people should not believe the government about Fukushima and should evacuate.

YouTube: Highest Yet: Rain near Toronto, Canada measures 20,000 CPM per square meter - “Crazy hot”
I've noticed that the worse the storm, the more extreme the weather, the higher the counts...

Households may be powered off remotely by power companies
Australia: HOUSEHOLDS could have their televisions, air conditioners and fridges switched off remotely by power companies during peak times under plans to rein in the insatiable demand for electricity.

SMART METERS: No Federal Mandate
THERE IS NO FEDERAL SECURITY MANDATE FOR SMART METERS, according to George W. Arnold the national coordinator for smart-grid interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce is said not to be involved in regulations but is only tasked with promoting standards among industries.

Science & Technology

South Koreans sue Apple over iPhone user information
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A group of some 27,000 South Koreans is suing Apple for $26 million for what they claim are privacy violations from the collection of iPhone user location information....

Wikipedia’s Cover-Up – An Assault On Geoengineering Facts
Intel Hub - The latest assault against truth comes from Wikipedia – one more disinformation campaign? A search for Chemtrails generates Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory — how nice of them (Wikipedia).

Climate Craziness of the Week: Anthropogenic Girthic Warming
I would not have believed the claim if I hadn’t read it here. So the idea is that everybody should lose ten kilos the result of which would be a drop in greenhouse emissions that would be the equivalent of 0.2% of the CO(2) emitted globally in 2007 (49.560Mt). Good luck pulling that off.

The trees are the enemies of Gaea!!
Well, that would seem to be the upshot of recent research indicating that accelerating tropical forest growth could lead to even more carbon entering the atmosphere, which would mean…

Cheap radiation detector made of PET resin developed
Researchers develop a revolutionary radiation-sensitive plastic with a performance superior to plastic scintillators used for measuring radiation; the discovery will enable a major reduction in production costs


Painkillers can raise blood pressure
When used frequently, painkillers like aspirin and paracetamol can raise blood pressure, say US researchers.

Risperdal drug maker faces $1B in lawsuits, yet mother charged for refusing use on child
(NaturalNews) What irony. Detroit mother, Maryanne Godboldo, was just charged with child neglect for refusing to obey a Child Protective Services order to give her daughter Risperdal, a powerful psychoactive drug. Meanwhile federal and multiple state...

Senator Durbin’s Credibility Problem
The Washington Times recently printed an opinion piece discussing the threat nutritional supplements are facing from the FDA and Sen. Durbin’s bill. The senator’s response makes one wonder if he has read his own bill.

Confessions of a Cancer Industry Insider
Twenty Year Veteran: “This is a multi-billion dollar per year industry and a “cure” would put a lot of people out of work.”

Poison is in your perfume
(NaturalNews) As lovely as your favorite fragrance may smell, there's a good chance that it's a toxic chemical concoction of poisons. The ingredients used to make perfume and cologne don't stop at natural spices and pure essential oils (no matter what those romantic commercials on your TV may imply). The list often includes formaldehyde, toluene, methylene chloride...

Study: 80 percent of antidepressant prescriptions are written for people without psychiatric conditions
(NaturalNews) There is a reason why antidepressants have become the third most commonly prescribed class of medications in the US, and it has nothing to do with their supposed efficacy (antidepressants do not actually work). According to a recent study...

Prozac for Pets
Now Fido can have the same violent and psychotic breaks from SSRIs as humans. The FDA has approved a reformulated version of the much-prescribed SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) Prozac, but this one is just for dogs.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Factory Foods Cause 70 pct of all foodborne illnesses; Dairy safest
With all the milk raids over the past few years, you wouldn’t think that dairy is the safest type of food in the U.S., or that factory foods cause 70% of all foodborne illnesses – but that’s just what a new study by the University of Florida reveals.

Proof that the FDA's assault on raw milk has nothing to do with consumer safety
(NaturalNews) An astonishing two-thirds of all fresh chicken meat sold in grocery stores today is contaminated with salmonella...

Ron Paul and the FDA
Ron Paul often says, he is not running for dictator. He is running for president. He lives and breathes the US Constitution. These are just his ideas. Congress would have to pass legislation to make them law and so the American people would have to agree.

Atlanta Grows Lettuce in Freight Boxes Near Runway as Urban Farms Blossom
Designer lettuce will soon bud under the flight path of the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta. An orchard is taking the place of a parking lot in Davenport, Iowa. And homeowners near downtown Denver are turning lawns over to farmers...


Weirdest Day Of Fishing Ever!
I've heard of salmon jumping into boats but...


Stewart: ‘How did Ron Paul become the 13th floor in a hotel?’
August 15, 2011 - Jon Stewart certainly didn’t grasp for satire straws when displaying his feelings on the Ames Straw Poll and the Republican Presidential candidates.

Today In History - Tuesday - August 16, 2011
1812 - Detroit fell to Indian and British troops in the War of 1812.
1829 - The "Siamese twins," Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston, MA. They had come to the Western world to be exhibited. They were 18 years old and joined at the waist.
1858 - A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to U.S. President Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln prohibited the Union states from trading with the states of the Confederacy.
1920 - The only fatality to occur in a major league baseball history happened. Ray Chapman (Cleveland Indians) was hit in the head with a fastball from Carl Mays of the New York Yankees.
1923 - Carnegie Steel Corporation put into place the eight-hour workday for its employees.
1937 - Harvard University became the first school to have graduate courses in traffic engineering and administration.
1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.
1960 - Cyprus was granted independence by Britain.
1978 - Xerox was fined for excluding Smith-Corona Mfg. from the copier market. The fine was $25.6 million.
1984 - John DeLorean was acquitted on eight counts of a $24 million dollar cocaine conspiracy indictment.
1984 - The U.S. Jaycees voted to admit women to full membership in the organization.
1987 - 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed. The only survivor was four-year old Cecelia Cichan.
1995 - Voters in Bermuda rejected independence from Great Britain.
1999 - In Russia, Vladimir V. Putin was confirmed as prime minister by the lower house of parliament.

World News

US says new Israeli settlements 'deeply troubling
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States said Monday that Israel's decision to build nearly 300 new homes in the occupied West Bank is "deeply troubling," and contradict efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.

Col Gaddafi fires scud missile at rebel territory as Nato braces itself for final violent showdown
Col Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan government appeared to be preparing for a last violent final showdown after it emerged that his beleaguered regime had fired a Scud missile at rebel territory as opposition forces closed in on Tripoli.

Think Tank Calls For Selling U.N. Votes In Move To Stop Palestinians From Obtaining Statehood
Intel Hub - A recent think tank document suggests that the United States “sell” it’s foreign aid for secure votes in United Nations initiatives.

Libyan rebels try to isolate Tripoli, Gadhafi
ZAWIYA, Libya (AP) - Libya's rebels threatened to isolate Tripoli by blocking key supply routes and cutting oil pipelines on Monday after a dramatic weekend advance put them in the strongest position since the 6-month-old civil war began...

UN: Palestinians flee refugee camp in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- More than 5,000 Palestinian refugees have fled a camp in the besieged Syrian city of Latakia after President Bashar Assad's forces shelled the city during a broad military assault to root out dissent, the U.N. said Monday....

Iran nuclear plant 'to link to grid this month'
Iran's first nuclear power plant, built by Russia, will be connected to the national grid in late August, atomic chief Fereydoon Abbasi Davani told the Arabic-language network Al-Alam on Sunday.

Bombs tear through 17 Iraqi cities, 63 killed
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A relentless barrage of bombings killed 63 people Monday...

Mass convoy to make 'real' voices heard
Australia: What began as a truckies protest against the carbon tax has grown into a mass alliance of those outside the urban elites who feel they have lost their voice.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

In the interest of transparency and knowing where our tax dollars are spent, I thought it would be important to list every name of every junketeer so their constituents can know that their member is on the pro-Israel gravy train. Here are the 33 I’ve discovered so far...

Concerned About Security, Luetkemeyer in Israel to Meet with Israeli, Middle East Experts
WASHINGTON, D.C. _ U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) is in Israel this week with congressional colleagues, led by Minoroty Whip Eric Cantor, to learn more about our nation’s strategic relationship with Israel...

Feds Send Terrorist Hand-out to Military Surplus Stores
The feds are at it again. Now they want military surplus store owners and employees to rat out their customers. The hand-out below was distributed in Colorado.

Supersoldier 2020 will have exoskeleton, robot helpers, pathogen immunity, some doctor assisted regeneration
The new Captain America movie is out this weekend, so we take a look at the actual developments and research for enhancing soldiers in real-life. Related links here, here and here (click on 'source' in this article for more info).

FBI wants businesses watching for customers paying with cash
Just days after the White House announced a community-based approach to combating terrorism in the United States, the FBI and other agencies are asking managers of surplus stores to spy on their customers, watching whether they pay in cash, make "extreme" religious statements or purchase products such as waterproof matches.

Detroit Patrols Could Double After Deadly Day
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says he expects more officers to be on the streets after a 24-hour period packed with gun violence that left six people dead and nine wounded around the city.

Radical overhaul of military retirement eyed
The military retirement system has long been considered untouchable - along with Social Security and Medicare. But in these days of soaring deficits, it seems everything is a potential target for budget cutters.

$2.2 million for Secret Service's new armored buses
The Secret Service has revealed to Talking Points Memo that the government has purchased two armored buses for use by President Barack Obama and Republican candidates in the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond.

Biden to sell debt ceiling deal during trip to China, Japan
Biden will travel to top lender China on Wednesday and to Japan, the second-biggest holder of U.S. bonds, on Aug. 22.

Dire State of of America's Children
A new Children's Defense Fund (CDF) report shows the dire state of children in America today. Titled, "The State of America's Children: 2011," it can be accessed in full through the following link... Focusing mainly on 2008 - 2010, it ranked America among industrialized countries "investing in and protecting children" as follows...

Do-it-yourself battlefield medicine saves lives
CHICAGO (AP) -- When Army Ranger Leroy Petry's hand was blown off by a grenade as he was saving his comrades in battle, he knew just what to do. He used his remaining hand to twist a tourniquet around his arm to avoid bleeding to death....

Ron Paul remains media poison
Political - I admit I do not fully understand Ron Paul and his beliefs. But I do understand when a guy gets shafted, and Ron Paul just got shafted. Related article here.

Ron Paul Campaign Announces ‘Women for Ron Paul’ Nationwide Coalition
The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today the national “Women for Ron Paul” coalition to energize women voters of all professions, interests and points of view.

Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision
Updated Monday, 2 p.m. CST: Perry spoke to Des Moines-based WHO radio and was asked about his HPV executive order: “That particular issue is one that I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on. I listened to the legislature, they said that was not going to occur, and I agreed with their decision. I don’t always get it right, but I darn sure listen.”

Graphic 9/11 Coloring Book Tells Kids 'Truth' About Terrorism
First, they brought you a tea party coloring book. Now the publisher is back with more fun for the whole family. Just in time for the 10th anniversary of September 11, Really Big Coloring Books, Inc., has released "We Shall Never Forget 9/11"...

21 Books The Ruling Elite Doesn't Want You to Read
The sole purpose of COINTELPRO was to destroy individuals and groups perceived as threats to the status quo in the United States. COINTELPRO was “officially” ended in 1971—although it never really ended. After the 911 attacks, the government went at it again...


'Doomsday' defense cuts loom large for select 12
The potential for $500 billion more in defense cuts could force the Pentagon to cancel or scale back multibillion-dollar weapons programs. That could translate into significant layoffs in a fragile economy, generate millions less in tax revenues for local governments and upend lucrative company contracts with foreign nations.

Special interests gave millions to budget panel
The newly appointed members -- six Democrats and six Republicans -- have received more than $3 million total during the past five years in donations from political committees with ties to defense contractors, health care providers and labor unions.

Criminalizing poverty: During economic crisis, new laws crack down on America's poor, homeless
The number of laws criminalizing poverty increased during the recession as the housing and homelessness crisis in America worsened.

Student Loan Debt Climbs
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s quarterly report on debt and credit, U.S. households had $11.42 trillion in debt outstanding in the second quarter.

Why is George Soros selling gold and buying farmland?
(NaturalNews) Food prices are skyrocketing all across the globe, and there's no end in sight. The United Nations says food inflation is currently at 30% a year, and the fast-eroding value of the dollar is causing food prices to appear even higher.

Housing Market

The Ten Housing Markets That Will Collapse This Year
The real estate market is already in the deepest depression in modern U.S. history. If you think it can’t get any worse, think again. In several cities, the real estate market is about to drop even more. Home values in many of those cities, such as Las Vegas, have already collapsed as unemployment has shot higher. And with no hope of quick recovery, housing prices are expected to continue to fall.

Banks Seek Liability Shield for Future Home Mortgages
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is finalizing a proposal to entice banks to offer straightforward loans — without interest-only payments and excessive fees — by providing a legal shield. The question is whether to give banks full protection...

Fannie Mae promises to keep families in homes, but instead pressures banks to foreclose
"Preventing foreclosures is a top priority for Fannie Mae," Terence Edwards, an executive vice president, told the panel. "Foreclosures hurt families and destabilize communities." But confidential documents obtained by the Free Press show that Fannie Mae has pushed an agenda at odds with those public assurances.

Energy & Environment

"Loud bang" at FPL nuclear plant near Miami
Florida Power & Light employees heard a "loud bang" Thursday at the utility's Turkey Point nuclear plant 24 miles south of Miami when a large valve carrying water unexpectedly closed...

California Researchers Detect Radioactive Release From Fukushima Plant
California scientists witnessed a spike in radioactive airborne material in March following the meltdown of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, a study showed.

YouTube: 8/15/2011 -- CONFIRMED ! SMOKE and STEAM coming out from the ground in south California
This 100% validates the plume activity we saw 3 weeks ago to the north east of Los Angeles, and all the way up the west coast ... exactly what I thought it would look like.. steam venting like a very large fumerole, but on a MASSIVE scale all the way up the west coast.

Japan Prepares for Its First Import of Radioactive Waste Since Earthquake
The vessel Pacific Grebe set sail Aug. 3 to Japan from Britain with more than 30 metric tons of radioactive waste on board. The cargo, Japanese spent fuel reprocessed in the U.K., is returning sealed in ...

Science & Technology

Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of the Android mobile-phone software, agreed to buy smartphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in its biggest deal, gaining mobile patents and expanding in the hardware business.

Group seeks Amazon boycott over sales tax fight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer stops resisting a California law that requires more online retailers to charge a state sales tax....

Scientist wants to make 'bulletproof people' using spider silk
Here's a story straight out of science fiction: the Netherlands' Jalila Essaidi is exploring ways to develop bulletproof skin for humans, and is turning to the milk from genetically modified "spider goats" to do it. Yep!


FDA Says: "So What?!!...We Must Depopulate
When Michael Delaney of the FDA called Dr. Betty Martini at 2:45 AM she was amazed. She confronted Delaney, and demanded: "FDA hasn’t answered my 'Imminent Health Hazard' petition on aspartame, and people are sick and dying all over the world.” Delaney replied with a shocking admission of a government cover-up of its covert clandestine Depopulation Agenda, and brazenly exclaimed: "So What?!! We have to Depopulate!!"

Cancer Research For 10 Yrs Useless: Fraud, Says Mayo Clinic
JAMA’s editor calls fraudulent medical research a ‘scar on the moral body of science’. But it’s really just part of an entire system of fraud in medicine. Medical science is rampant with fraud. At the Mayo Clinic, ten years of research that appeared to be leading towards harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is worthless...

Babies forced onto formula feeding because of IV fluids given to their mothers
(NaturalNews) Breastfeeding has long been known to be one of the most important ways mothers can protect the health of their baby. According to the American College of Pediatrics, breastfeeding slashes the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) during...

Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves
A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that...

Our Apple Juice Is From China & Laced With Arsenic
Did you know that most of our imported fruit juices, mainly apple, come from China? Sometimes juice companies like Mott’s and Nestle’s Juicy-Juice will have the countries of origin (including China) stamped or listed on the back of the packages. Even Veryfine brand claims to be an American classic, using Washington apples…from China.

Relieve joint and muscle pain, maintain healthy bone density with high doses of vitamin D
(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment has found that taking high doses of vitamin D can help relieve the joint and muscle pain caused by taking aromatase inhibitor drugs for breast cancer. The...

Patient advocates appeal federal decision to deny medical cannabis to millions of Americans
(NaturalNews) Last month, after patient advocates had filed a lawsuit to compel the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to answer a ...

Hazardous chemicals found in your personal care products
These days it seems to be the norm for people to be odor-free and perspiration-free and to boast flawless skin and looks. This is often made possible with the use of a host of so-called personal `care` products. Chemical ingredients found...

Lutein lowers oxidized LDL cholesterol levels and can prevent atherosclerosis
Lutein has long been known as a powerful nutritional agent useful for protecting vision in aging adults and for protecting against the sight-robbing condition known as macular degeneration. New research published in The Journal of Nutrition...

How to get rid of chemtrail and other toxins
Chemtrails, pollution, food additives and pharmaceuticals poison us daily with heavy metals, pesticides and other pollutants. Humans are caught in a vacuum of pollutants, attacking from above and below. Defeating, removing these harmful substances...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

AUDIO: Health Ranger interviews Mark McAfee from about raw milk and FDA raids
(NaturalNews) Mark McAfee is the celebrated founder and operator of Organic Pastures (, one of the largest and most successful raw milk producers in America.

379-year-old NH farm unsold but gets new farmers
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- It's a good season for the beloved sweet corn on the 379-year-old Tuttle Farm. It also looks good for the crops that weren't there a year ago, produced by a group of visiting young farmers - eggplant, peppers, pumpkins and sunflowers....


Plants that are Toxic to Cats
Below is a list of common houseplants that can be harmful or fatal depending on the quantity swallowed. Also, remember that cats who chew plants are exposed to any chemical pesticides or fertilizers...

Today In History - Monday - August 15, 2011
1848 - The dental chair was patented by M. Waldo Hanchett.
1877 - Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, "hello" would be a more appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the telephone.
1911 - The product Crisco was introduced by Procter & Gamble Company.
1914 - The Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
1918 - Diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia were severed.
1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
1944 - The Allied forces of World War II landed in southern France.
1945 - The Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.
1947 - India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British about 200 years.
1948 - The Republic of Korea was proclaimed.
1961 - East German workers began construction of the Berlin Wall.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, rents and prices.
1974 - President Park Chung-hee, of South Korea, escaped an assassination attempt. His wife was killed in the attempt.
1987 - $100 million in damage was done in the Chicago area when 13 1/2 inches of rain fell.
1992 - Vietnam blamed Hollywood for creating the "myth" concerning the issue of U.S. servicemen still being held prisoner in Indochina.
1994 - The U.S. Social Security Administration became an independent government agency. It had been a part of the Department of Health and Human Services agency.
1996 - Frederick Martin Davidson shot and killed three engineering professors. He was later convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison.
1997 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to prosecute FBI officials in connection with the deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho. The investigation dealt with an alleged cover-up.
2000 - A group of 100 people from North Korea arrived in South Korea for temporary reunions with relatives they had not seen for half a century. A
2001 - Chandra Levy's parents appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live." They discussed Levy's disappearance on April 30, 2001.
2001 - Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own. They had discovered two planets orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.

World News

9 troops die in two days in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Insurgent attacks have killed nine NATO service members in the past two days in Afghanistan...

Pakistan let China see crashed U.S. "stealth" copter
(Reuters) - Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown U.S. "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May...

Glenn Beck arrives in Israel ahead of ‘megaevent’
American conservative pundit Glenn Beck arrived in Israel on Sunday morning to prepare for his “megaevent,” planned for next week. As a part of his preparations, Beck will meet with a number of Israeli politicians... Related video here.

Mass rallies in Yemen demand president step down
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis poured into the streets of major cities and towns across the country on Friday...

Syrians call for Assad's death; 14 killed
BEIRUT (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters shouted for President Bashar Assad's death Friday in a dramatic escalation of their rage and frustration...

Evidence of U.S. Effort to Arm Syrian Opposition Emerges
On August 6, a Lebanese newspaper, The Daily Star, reported three men were charged by Lebanon’s Military Prosecutor General with smuggling weapons into Syria.

French General: NATO Attack On Syria “Feasible”
Former French General Jean Rannou has outlined the technicalities of a NATO attack on Syria as a bid to topple Bashar al-Assad’s regime moves closer despite the ongoing failure of NATO’s campaign in Libya to defeat Muammar Gaddafi.

Guillotine display stuns Rothschild's 'tent city'
French Revolution symbol becomes main attraction at Tel Aviv's protest center, as rallies continue to spread across country. Protest leaders say Beersheba to hold next mass rally.

Italy delivers tough austerity measures
ROME, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced a painful mix of tax increases and spending cuts on Friday to meet European Central Bank demands for action on shoring up Italy's strained public finances.

London police say nearly 700 charged over riots
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of extra police officers were stationed on Britain's streets Friday...

French growth sputters to a halt in 2nd quarter
PARIS (AP) -- The French government was put under further pressure to cut deeper into spending after figures Friday showed growth in Europe's second biggest economy ground to a halt in the spring...

INFOWARS SPECIAL REPORT: Globalists’ Extermination List Exposed
In a Special Infowars Report, researcher Aaron Dykes exposes the global population database apparatus used by eugenicists to target populations for reduced births, soft kill and extermination.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

'Kids for cash' judge gets 28 years in Pennsylvania bribery case
Mark Ciavarella Jr took $1m in bribes from the builder of two detention centres in return for filling them with juvenile offenders.

Terrorism Update: FBI Targets Preppers and Preparedness Supplies In Latest Bulletin
If you’ve been preparing for emergencies, disasters, or economic collapse there’s a strong likelihood that you’ve been added to a watch list somewhere. Hard to believe? Read More...

The Iowa Straw Poll Mystery
Intel Hub - Where are the 218 unaccounted for votes?

YouTube: CNN and Politico OPENLY ADMIT they are IGNORING Ron Paul
I could not believe the honesty here in this clip, flat out saying the media is conspiring to ignore Ron after his grand Ames showing.

Reuters Edits Iowa Poll Reality According to Globalist Agenda
Often cited as a reliable, reputable news source, Reuters is in actuality nothing more than another den of duplicity bought and paid for by the corporate financiers ruling/ruining Western civilization.

Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time
New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

The Obamacare Court Fight is About Liberty Itself
If the mandate is upheld by the Supreme Court – or if one of the conservative justices drops dead before this is considered the middle of next year – be afraid of an unprecedentedly empowered federal government. Be very afraid.

Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, based in Chicago, upheld a decision by a federal judge in Illinois to allow the lawsuit to proceed despite...

SAN FRANCISCO - BART Police Shut Down Cell Towers to Block Demonstration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - To some, BART's tactic drew comparisons to those of former president of Egypt to squelch protests demanding an end to his authoritarian rule. Authorities there cut Internet and cellphone services in the country for days earlier this year.

Iowa Straw Poll: Ron Paul within 1% of 1st!
Remember that Iowa is Michele Bachmann's home State and a 152 vote difference is a MAJOR victory for Ron Paul!

Army suicides hit record in July
he U.S. Army suffered a record 32 suicides in July, the most since it began releasing monthly figures in 2009.

Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare mandate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law suffered a setback Friday when a U.S. appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty. Related article here.

Obama Readies Citizen Spies For Action
Intel Hub - I think at this point it is fair to say that the name “Barack Obama” has become irrevocably synonymous with the phrase “Brownshirts”, and with very good reason.

The Problem With Israel: Washington’s Acquiescence And The Media’s Complicity
Intel Hub - Over coming weeks 81 Congressmen, a whopping 20% of the entire House of Representatives, will be spending their time off not with their constituents but instead in a foreign nation on a trip sponsored by a powerful lobbying group.

The Israel Factor: The Republican presidential candidates
Who does our panel think is the best Republican presidential candidate for Israel?

APNewsBreak: Some unions to skip 2012 convention
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About a dozen trade unions plan to sit out the 2012 Democratic convention because they're angry that it's being held in a right-to-work state and frustrated that Democrats haven't done enough to create jobs.

Thousands line up for free dental services in Woodstock
The two-day clinic at First Baptist Church of Woodstock on Hwy. 92 is being sponsored by the Georgia Dental Association and its Foundation for Oral Health.

Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo found in neglect for refusing to medicate daughter with psychiatric drugs
(NaturalNews) Detroit mom Maryanne Godboldo, who was subjected to an armed SWAT team assault on her home during an attempted kidnapping by Child Protective Services, has been found in neglect today by a Wayne County juvenile court. The jury...


10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever
The frustration among our young people is palpable. Most of them feel entitled to "the American Dream" and they feel like the system has failed them. Unfortunately, many of them are already turning to violence. But the economic riots and the civil unrest that we have already seen are nothing compared to what is coming. Americans are angry, and as the economy continues to collapse that anger is going to reach unprecedented heights.

VIDEO: John Boehner Says In Order To Pay For The Wars, We Need To Raise The Social Security Retirement Age To 70
According to the source, Boehner said the following: Ensuring there's enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country's entitlement system, Boehner said. He said he'd favor increasing the Social Security retirement age to 70...

Va, Fla sue NY bank over pension funds
Both lawsuits accuse the bank of overcharging those pension funds on foreign currency transactions.

Average Teen Unemployment Rate in D.C. is 50.1%, Analysis Shows
An analysis based on U.S. Census Bureau data by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) shows that the average unemployment rate for teens ages 16 to 19 in the District of Columbia was 50.1 percent as of June 2011.

Abandoning the gold standard was a seminal moment, and one we're now all paying for
After trust evaporated in gold and silver coinage, we had the gold standard and then the Bretton Woods system and now, today, fiat money – but the routine is painfully familiar. The main difference with fiat money is that whereas under the gold standard it was all too obvious when politicians were spending beyond their means (they would simply run out of gold reserves), these days it is slightly more difficult to tell quite how close the system is to breakage.

Energy & Environment

Fukushima update: Radiation danger continues
(NaturalNews) Five months ago today, the nuclear crisis began in Fukushima, and the government began lying about the threat and the dangers to its people. Now they are beginning to build a gigantic tent over reactor number one. We do not have any information...

From NCAR an “unexpected new result” – “Arctic ice… likely to expand as it is to contract”
BOULDER—Although Arctic sea ice appears fated to melt away as the climate continues to warm, the ice may temporarily stabilize or somewhat expand at times over the next few decades, new research indicates.

What you need to know about fracking
Environmental Working Group: Natural gas drilling enjoys many exemptions from the federal Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts, as well as hazardous waste laws. Lack of effective oversight is an increasingly critical problem for nearby communities...

Science & Technology

New material dramatically increases explosive force of weapons
A revolutionary material that will replace steel in warhead casings will bring added lethality and increase the likelihood of a hit on an enemy target; by combining several metals...

Statistics helps calculate uncertainty of aging U.S. nukes
How do you test a not-so-young nuclear stockpile for the effects of age when you cannot detonate any for the sake of finding out?


90 Year-Old Powerful Natural Cancer Therapy You've Probably Never Heard Of
Some of you may have heard of the Gerson Therapy, but the vast majority have not. In fact, most alternative cancer treatments are belittled, discredited or completely ignored by the mainstream press and public health agencies.

Oh Horrors!—Bag Lunches May Be Dangerous!
Cold food that's left at room temperature warms up. Shocking! The lunch you bring from home may-might-could be dangerous. Run! Run for the hills! The boogie man might getcha!

Major Yeast Infection Drug Causes Birth Defects: Natural Remedies Better
The FDA admits Diflucan causes birth defects. Don't worry. Natural fungal treatments are often more effective and always safer.

More than 2,000 vaccinated against hepatitis A in N.C.
County health officials have vaccinated approximately 2,000 people who might have been exposed to hepatitis A while dining at an Olive Garden in Fayetteville, N.C.

Pharma now pushing for 20 new vaccines in next decade
(NaturalNews) The mainstream media is extremely one sided with its vaccine reporting. It is a PR outlet for the pharmaceutical industry, especially when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry's sacred cow - vaccines. A recent example is a BBC item...

New drug may fight all types of viral infection
A team of American researchers has developed a drug capable of fighting nearly any type of viral infection.

Antibody that acts against 30 strains of influenza discovered
American scientists searching for a universal influenza treatment recently discovered an antibody that acts against 30 of the 36 known strains of the illness.

Study: Grape compound may provide natural protection against skin cancer
(NaturalNews) If you spend a lot of time in the sun, and are looking for a way to help naturally protect your skin from potential damage caused by sun exposure, new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry just might...

Whole Paycheck and Organic Food Deserts: The Challenge
(NaturalNews) After decades of grassroots public education, battles to safeguard standards, and hard work, organic food and farming has become the fastest growing sector of U.S. agriculture. Organics have surged in popularity to become a $30 billion dollar...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

NaturalNews publishes names of government agents who masterminded Rawesome Foods raid
(NaturalNews) The Rawesome Foods raid that took place August 3, 2011, is being publicly described by many as an act of "government terrorism" against innocents...

Anonymous Call to New Animal Abuse Hotline Leads to Raid on Colorado Woman’s Rabbit Farm
An anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline tip led animal control officers from the Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Office to descend upon Bell’s one-acre farm at about 10:30 that morning and, before the day was over, remove nearly 200 rabbits from the property.

Raw Milk Rover animation depicts raw milk victory against FDA
(NaturalNews) A new animation created by Mike Adams and released by NaturalNews depicts a happy dog achieving a unique victory over FDA tyrants who conduct armed raids on raw milk farmers and merchants. Scripted and voiced by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger...

VIDEO: Allotments Lead to "Staggering" 51% Fall in Anti-social Behaviour
Two years on, the allotments are thriving, and local police are amazed to find that anti-social behaviour has fallen by over 50% in the area.

Monsanto preys on popularity of omega-3s by developing GMO soybean that produces fake fish oil
(NaturalNews) Leave it to Monsanto to take a good thing and corrupt it for financial gain. According to a recent report in Forbes, the multinational biotechnology-slash-agriculture-manipulating monolith has developed a new genetically-modified...


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Pet Food Ingredients to Question
Thanks to non-enforcement of federal food safety laws, pet food is provided the privilege to include...shall I say...less than optimal ingredients.


MUST SEE BUST: Mortgage Bankers Association 'Strategic Default' Exposed By Jon Stewart (Daily Show Video)
The Mortgage Bankers Association strategically defaults, walks away from the commercial loan on their headquarters after shaming and ridiculing homeowners who do the same.

YouTube; Static Dog
Funny video of what static electricity does to a long haired dog.

Today In History - Friday - August 12, 2011
1851 - Isaac Singer was issued a patent on the double-headed sewing machine.
1865 - Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by Joseph Lister.
1867 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him when he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
1877 - Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording.
1879 - The first National Archery Association tournament took place in Chicago, IL.
1898 - Hawaii was annexed by the U.S. Hawaii was later given territorial status and was given Statehood in 1959.
1898 - The Spanish-American War was ended with the signing of the peace protocol. The U.S. acquired Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
1937 - Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the "Rudy Vallee Show" on NBC.
1944 - Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was killed with his co-pilot when their Navy plane exploded over England. Joseph Kennedy was the oldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
1953 - The Soviet Union secretly tested its first hydrogen bomb.
1960 - The balloon satellite Echo One was launched by the U.S. from Cape Canaveral, FL. It was the first communications satellite.
1962 - The Soviet Union launched Pavel Popovich into orbit. Popovich and Andrian Nikolayev, who was launch a day before, both landed on August 15.
1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test.
1981 - IBM unveiled its first PC.
1985 - A Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain killing 520 people.
1986 - It was announced by NASA that they had selected a new rocket design for the space shuttle. The move was made in an effort at correcting the flaws that were believed to have been responsible for the Challenger disaster.
1990 - The first U.S. casualty occurred during the Persian Gulf crisis when Air Force Staff Sergeant John Campisi died after being hit by a military truck.
1992 - The U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement had been created after 14 months of negotiations.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed a relief package for the flooded areas of the Midwest United States.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton lifted the ban on rehiring air traffic controllers that had been fired for going on strike in 1981.
1998 - Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion as restitution to World War II Holocaust victims.

World News

Bomb kills five U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan
(Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed five American troops in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said, less than a week after American forces suffered their worst single loss...

YouTube: Pentagon Changes It's Story on death of SEAL Team 6
CNN News - Number SEALs killed changes from 22 To 17.

Obama Is Implementing Plans For War Throughout the Middle East Created 10 Years Ago by the Neocon
The U.S. has dramatically ratcheted up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad, slapping new sanctions on key companies Wednesday as White House press secretary Jay Carney said the leader is guilty of “heinous actions” and the country would be better off without him. Related video.

Gallup: Muslim Americans Give Obama 80 Percent Approval, Highest of Major Religions
( -- Eighty percent of Muslim Americans approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president, according to a newly released survey conducted by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center,...

Insurance Giants Will Use Taxpayers to Bailout Cost from UK Riots
Following any disaster, be it man-made, or ‘Act of God’, there will be many losers, but there will also be some big winners. Some people might be surprised by who is who in this story.

UK Riots: Gov’t Mulls Kill Switch For Twitter & Facebook, Army On Streets
Twitter itself has refused to close down accounts that police claim belong to suspected rioters. The company said that it felt information should “continue to flow” and that securing “freedom of expression” was essential.

Amazon Disarms Brits By Banning Self-Defense Items
Following calls by politicians, media and the police for Brits not to buy baseball bats and engage in what was disparagingly termed “vigilantism,” Amazon UK has followed suit by banning self-defense items from its online store...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Who won the Republican Presidential Debate?
Houston picks Ron Paul!!

All Of Ron Paul's Questions & Answers at Iowa GOP Debate 8/11/11
Airing Date Aug.11, 2011

Ron Paul Wins Online Straw Poll
DES MOINES, IA - Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll, capturing a commanding 44% of the over 6,000 votes cast in an online poll sponsored by Iowa Congressman Tom Latham's campaign.

Post Office proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of healthcare plan
SEATTLE — The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its workforce by 20 percent and to withdraw from the federal health and retirement plans because it believes it could provide benefits at a lower cost.

YouTube: Pentagon Changes It's Story on death of SEAL Team 6
Number SEALs killed changes from 22 To 17.

Feds Send Terrorist Hand-out to Military Surplus Stores
The feds are at it again. Now they want military surplus store owners and employees to rat out their customers. The hand-out below was distributed in Colorado.

Trial Delayed For 8 Alleged Militia Members
Eight people are charged with conspiring to commit rebellion against the government and other crimes.

VIDEO: Obama Lies 7 Times In Under 2 Minutes!
"We decided to take a quick trip around the 'Net to see if we could find a video that gives some examples of the kind of lies Dr. Krieg credits to Mr. Obama. Lo and behold it didn't take too long to come up with a vast selection from which to choose and we decided this one from his previous presidential campaign might suffice."

VIDEO: 'Preppers’ stock up on guns’n'gear as financial doom loom
Russian Times - - RT’s Anastasia Churkina met some Americans, who are ready for the worst.

Corporate Media Puzzled by U.S. Martial Law Plans in Wake of Brit Riots
Back in late 2010, the Army Corps of Engineers inadvertently posted information about Northcom’s CONPLAN 3502, included within information about a FEMA-simulated earthquake drill called National Level Exercise 2011. CONPLAN 3502 surfaced again this week as the Brits scrambled to confront riots sweeping their country. Related article here.

5 Reasons Why American Riots Will Be The Worst In The World
Intel Hub - When the dollar collapses, all American illusions will collapse with it. Deep denial will turn into deep anger. The violence I expect in the other 3 areas on the list and all urban areas in the US, will make all other global riots pale in comparison.

VIDEO: West Allis Police release timeline detailing incidents at State Fair
FOX 6 - The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department released 911 audio from the opening night of State Fair. These tapes display the graphic details of the attacks, some of which were racially motivated. We also spoke with someone who could put that part of the story in perspective.

CAPTURED - Mitt Romney Has Raised More Campaign Cash From Lobbyists Than All Other GOP Candidates Combined
WASHINGTON -- While other GOP presidential candidates race to win Saturday's Ames Straw Poll, Mitt Romney is quietly racking up support among Washington power brokers and heavyweights in the Republican party. His early lead in fundraising with lobbyists...

VIDEO: Romney: 'Corporations Are People'
Romney Heckled at Iowa State Fair for Calling Corporations Human Beings


Tent Cities
Living homeless in a tent last year, I learned up close and personal that I was more fortunate than many.

CHICAGOLAND: State can no longer afford to bury dead poor
The state of Illinois has reached a new level of broke. Come Monday, it won't have enough cash to bury its indigent dead.

J.P. Morgan's Food Stamp Monopoly: The More Americans That Fall Into Poverty The More Money Jamie Dimon Makes
J.P. Morgan is getting rich off of poverty. JP Morgan is paid for each case that it handles, so that means that the more Americans that go on food stamps, the more profits JP Morgan makes. Yes, you read that correctly.

VIDEO: Meet Maurice Johnson - Homeless And Unemployed With A Masters In Physics From Dartmouth, EE From Purdue
He is now jobless and living in a homeless shelter, but actively seeking employment.

The collapse: Celente predicted it would happen. It’s happening!
On June 13th, Trends Journal subscribers and the global media received this Trend Alert®: “Collapse It’s Coming! Are You Ready?” In that Trend Alert®, Gerald Celente accurately predicted that a global economic collapse was imminent. “The economy is on the threshold of calamity …

The next massive debt bubble to crush the economy
10 charts examining the upcoming implosion of the student loan market. $1 trillion in student loans and defaults sharply increasing.

The Price Of A Big Mac Meal Is Now $17.19 In Zurich
Sovereign Man | Just a quick thought on a ridiculously volatile day.

Housing Market

Bank Of America's Backdoor Bailout - Dumping Mortgage Trash Onto Taxpayers Via Fannie Mae
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The official bailout of the financial system may be over, but the government is apparently far from finished propping up big banks, as evidenced by the news that Bank of America has struck a deal to dump a bunch of near-worthless home loans on U.S. taxpayers.

Half of 7 million California home owners are baby boomers. Who will they sell to in the future?
What is happening today is merely a realization of the obvious; the large bailouts were simply a redistribution of wealth to protect the crony banks that were heavily invested in the real estate market. That game is largely over and many painful years later...

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Cloud falls out of sky onto ground in UAE
The amazing falling cloud that stopped a bemused motorist who filmed it in marvel. Part of the cloud moulds through a fence which it got stuck in. He posed with the cloud when it got stuck in the fence and even stuck his hand into it. Any better explanations?! Only in UAE.

Towing icebergs to provide fresh water for parched regions
A third of the world's population -- more than two billion people -- lives without access to clean drinking water, and studies show that the situation will only get worse; a French innovator has an idea: towing icebergs from the Greenland...

Japan tsunami broke off 'two Manhattans' of Antactic ice
The icebergs began separating from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf about 18 hours after the 9.0 earthquake that caused the tsunamis, and floating off into the Ross Sea. The ice hadn't moved in at least 46 years prior to the event, according to NASA.

Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe
Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears...

Citizen group wants radiation tests done in Canada
A Vancouver woman wants Canadian governments held more accountable for protecting public health in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. In an August 8 interview at the Georgia Straight office, Isabel Budke pointed out that citizens and nongovernmental organizations can exert a great deal more pressure on Health Canada ...

Science & Technology

Rioters have 'lower levels' of brain chemical that keeps impulsive behavior under control
Researchers from the University of Cardiff uncovered a link between impulsiveness and levels of the neurotransmitter GABA in a key brain region. Those with low levels tended to be more aggressive and to respond rashly to 'urges'.

Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses
A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.

Test of hypersonic aircraft fails over Pacific Ocean
A test flight of an experimental aircraft capable of speeding through air at 20 times the speed of sound ended prematurely Thursday morning when the arrowhead-shaped plane failed and stopped sending back real-time data to engineers and scientists who were moderating the mission.

Storing CO2 underground to extract electricity
A team of scientists, led by the Berkeley Lab, hopes to become the first in the world to produce electricity from the Earth's heat using CO2...


Cargill Has a History of Meat Recalls
Cargill's massive recall of ground turkey products last week was not the first time the industry giant had to call back potentially contaminated meat from the marketplace.Here is a brief list of some of the past recalls and associated outbreaks...

Survival Medicine and Food
(NaturalNews) Things are going to come at us fast and furious now so it's time to prepare for the worst. The world is on the edge of panic so I am telling people in this essay what to stock up on in terms of emergency medical supplies as well as survival...

Royal Jelly Powder acts as a brain food
(NaturalNews) Despite the fact that royal jelly is recognized as a brain food, it remains that this natural remedy has much more to offer than increased brain function. As a substance that contains many B vitamins (especially Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid), trace minerals, and antibacterial proteins, royal jelly provides a natural boost of overall well-being.

Many medical journals have no policies regarding conflicts of interest in published research studies
(NaturalNews) The clinical trial analysis and research studies published in some medical journals -- and that are used directly by doctors to diagnose and treat patients -- could be posited in biased language due to secret financial ties to drug or medical...

Is Gary Harvey Being Held Hostage for His Bank Account?
Intel Hub - For six years, Gary Harvey has been minimally conscious on a drug regimen at cash-strapped St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. While his bank account empties he has undergone 31 surgeries in the past two years, according to his wife...

Heat-Related Skin Infections On The Rise
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - For Karrell Johnson of Dallas, a painful brush with a carbuncle started as a seemingly benign knot on his back.

Eight reasons why you should include beets in your diet
(NaturalNews) Beets are often ignored by shoppers, even if they are available all year round. Perhaps you're one of those who pass by the beet section looking for other veggies.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Doctor Confronts D.A. Over Rawesome Raid
A letter to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in Response to the Seizure and Destruction of Milk and other natural, unprocessed foods.

Truth advocates push for GMO labeling initiative to be placed on 2012 California ballot
(NaturalNews) Advocates for truth in food labeling will be working diligently this fall to gather enough signatures to get an initiative placed on the 2012 California electoral ballot that, if passed, will mandate that genetically-modified organisms ...

VIDEO: Vanishing of the Bees - Trailer
Beyond Pesticides: Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this international crisis is explored in the award-winning film Vanishing of the Bees.

Boulder County To Decide on Potential GMO Ban
A citizen advisory council in Boulder County, Colorado is preparing to decide on whether or not to recommend that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be banned from county lands.


Gaddafi's Condoleezza Rice Photo Album Found At Tripoli Compound
Among the many bizarre items uncovered as Libyan rebels ransacked Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound: an album filled with photos of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Tips to protect your dog when temperatures soar
(NaturalNews)There has been precious little rain or other relief and plenty of alerts advising us to stay indoors as much as possible. High heat can be dangerous and even deadly - and that goes for our pets too.

Today In History - Thursday - August 11, 2011
1860 - The first successful silver mill in America began operations. The mill was in Virginia City, NV.
1909 - The American ship Arapahoe became the first to ever use the SOS distress signal off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC.
1924 - Newsreel pictures were taken of U.S. presidential candidates for the first time.
1934 - Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay, received federal prisoners for the first time.
1942 - During World War II, Pierre Laval publicly announced "the hour of liberation for France is the hour when Germany wins the war."
1945 - The Allies informed Japan that they would determine Emperor Hirohito's future status after Japan's surrender.
1951 - The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1.
1954 - Seven years of fighting came to an end in Indochina. A formal peace was in place for the French and the Communist Vietminh.
1965 - Riots and looting took place in the Watts section of Los Angeles, CA. During the week that followed 34 people were killed. In addition, over 1,000 were injured, 3,000 were arrested and over $40 million in damage was done.
1975 - The U.S. vetoed the proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to the United Nations. The Security Counsel had already refused to consider South Korea's application.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was preparing for his weekly radio broadcast when, during testing of the microphone, the President said of the Soviet Union, "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
1990 - Egyptian and Moroccan troops joined U.S. forces in Saudia Arabia to help protect from a possible Iraqi attack.
1991 - Edward Tracey, an American, was released by Shiite Muslim kidnappers. He had been held for nearly five years. Jerome Leyraud was also released. Leyraud, a Frenchman, had been kidnapped three days earlier.
1991 - The space shuttle Atlantis ended its nine-day journey by landing safely.
1992 - In Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America opened. It was the largest shopping mall in the United States.
1994 - A U.S. federal jury awarded $286.8 million to about 10,000 commercial fishermen for losses as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1995 - All U.S. nuclear tests were banned by President Clinton.
1995 - A federal investigation was opened concerning the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge, ID, in 1992. The investigation was to find out whether FBI officials approved a "shoot on sight" order.
1997 - U.S. President Clinton made the first use of the line-item veto approved by Congress, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills.
2002 - US Airways announced that it had filed for bankruptcy.
2003 - Charles Taylor, President of Liberia, flew into exile after ceding power to his vice president, Moses Blah.
2003 - In Kabul, NATO took command of the 5,000-strong peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.

World News

U.S. Says Strike Kills Taliban Who Downed Copter
WASHINGTON – An American airstrike has killed the Taliban fighters believed responsible for shooting down a Chinook helicopter, killing 38 people including 30 American military personnel, the senior commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.

Commandos criticize call for SEALs
Some in the special operations community are privately criticizing the wisdom of Saturday’s failed rescue mission in Afghanistan, saying commanders should have sent...

US asks China to explain why it needs aircraft carrier
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States said Wednesday it would like China to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier amid broader US concerns about Beijing's lack of transparency over its military aims.

Political dysfunction fuels Italy financial crisis
MILAN (AP) -- As international anxiety mounted this summer over Italy's staggering national debt, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his finance minister were embroiled in their own troubles....

Gadhafi son, reported killed, appears on Libyan TV
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libyan state television broadcast images Wednesday of a man it said was Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son in an attempt to refute rebel claims that he had been killed in a NATO airstrike.

AP Sources: US to tell Assad that he must go
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is preparing to explicitly demand the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad and hit his regime with tough new sanctions, U.S. officials said Tuesday as the State Department signaled for the first time that American efforts to engage the government are finally over....

Afghan president: Courts cannot change election
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's president issued a decree Wednesday stating that the country's courts do not have the power to alter election results, a move appeared...

Why police were so soft on London looters
They had apparently been told to try and contain any violence but not to haul away offenders who would instead be identified through video footage later, according to The Times.

Knee Jerk Calls For Army On London Streets To “Shoot Looters On Sight”
The riots in London and now elsewhere in the UK are being used by some as an excuse to call for a full on police state crackdown complete with curfews, martial law and the army roaming the streets killing people.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama under fire for giving Hurt Locker director access to Navy SEALs to make Bin Laden film
Hollywood is looking to shed light on the top-secret commandos who killed the world’s top terrorist, and the White House is helping, one congressman says. The U.S.'s top brass is reportedly giving filmmakers the inside scoop to all things Navy SEAL for a movie about the squad who took out Osama bin Laden.

81 Congressmen to Visit Israel in Coming Weeks
Why are we reading about this in the Jerusalem Post and not the NYTimes or the Wall Street Journal? Eighty-one congressmen, or about 20 percent of the US House of Representatives, will visit Israel over the next three weeks during Congress’s summer recess, with the first group of 26 Democrats scheduled to arrive on Monday.

US lawmaker urges Palestinians to drop UN bid
AFP - A leading US Democrat on Wednesday said that Congress was united in its opposition to a Palestinian bid for UN membership and called for a speedy resumption of peace talks with Israel.

Obama marks Ramadan with Iftar dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is hosting an Iftar dinner Wednesday evening to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

FAA probing News Corp.'s use of drones
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With the newsgathering techniques of its sister publications in Britain under fire, News Corp. is facing a probe into the use of drones by its U.S.-based digital publication... Related videos here.

DHS Funds Real-time Spy Cams on SF Buses
The Department of Homeland Security will fund an effort by San Francisco to install real-time video cameras on 358 city buses, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The existing system, installed a decade ago, stores footage on tape located on each vehicle.

Ariz. governor on deadline for immigration appeal
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer faces a Wednesday deadline for asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept her appeal of a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law....

Wisconsin recall elections: Republicans win enough seats to keep majority in Senate
After tens of millions of dollars spent by outside interest groups, dozens of attack ads and exhaustive get-out-the-vote efforts, Democrats on Tuesday fell short of their goal of taking control of the state Senate and stopping the agenda of Gov. Scott Walker.

Iowa straw poll part circus, part politics
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- There's a hefty dose of circus mixed with deadly serious politics in the Iowa Republican straw poll...

Perry seeking to change dynamics of GOP race
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Though he's not officially a candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's visits this weekend to three important presidential nominating states threaten to overshadow any lift his would-be rivals hope to gain from a big week in Iowa....

Paul Lashes Out at Fellow Texan Perry
At a townhall style meeting in Mason City Iowa, Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron asked Texas Rep. Ron Paul about fellow Lonestar Republican Rick Perry's potential entrance into the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

‘Gun Owners for Ron Paul’ rolled out
The presidential campaign for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul continues to roll out constituency support groups, their latest being an organized effort to pull Second Amendment advocates toward the candidate.


Gold shoots past record $1,800 an ounce
AP 8/10/11 - The price of gold surpassed $1,800 an ounce Wednesday for the first time as investors pulled their money out of stocks and snapped up precious metals contracts.

Ron Paul: "Gold Is Not A Bubble"
"What's happening today and what I see is such a serious thing is I think what we're dealing with is the end of the dollar reserve standard. That's a worldwide phenomenon. It's not just for the United States,.."

U.S. Mint halts sales of gold collector coins
MIAMI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A spike in gold prices prompted the U.S. Mint to suspend the online sale of gold collector coins on Tuesday for the first time in recent memory, a mint spokesman said.

Treasury sells 10-year notes at record low rate
NEW YORK (AP) -- A stampede by investors into Treasurys is helping the U.S. government borrow at record low rates....

Stocks Tumble at Open Amid Economic Fears
The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined sharply, wiping out the previous session's 429-point rally.

Housing Market

Gov't considers turning foreclosures into rentals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration may turn thousands of government-owned foreclosures into rental properties to help boost falling home prices.

Energy & Environment

Gas shortages hit parts of Canada
CANADA August 10, 2011- Drivers looking to fuel up at Toronto gas stations Tuesday found the pumps dry — a phenomenon that some experts say will become more familiar in the future. Supply is also running low in the north-eastern United States. Gas is normally readily available, but has been difficult to obtain, Parent said.

New Eruption Starts At Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano
One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes has started erupting, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO).

Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo
ABC News (Australia) August 9, 2011- Japan is considering the possibility of creating a back-up capital city in case a major natural disaster, like the March 11 earthquake, strikes Tokyo.

Science & Technology

Apple briefly passes Exxon as most valuable US co.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil on Tuesday as the nation's most valuable company....

Hacker group vows to 'kill Facebook'
(CNN) - Members of the shadowy collective known for its politically motivated Web hacks and attacks are targeting Facebook for what they claim to be the social-networking giant's misuse of personal information. Related article and video here.

Hong Kong exchange trading disrupted as hackers target website
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Other targets have been the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the International Olympic Committee; and an array of companies from defense contractors to high-tech enterprises.

Sperm-less mosquitoes could slow malaria
In an effort to potentially control the population of malaria-spreading mosquitoes, scientists have recently developed male mosquitoes that do not produce sperm.

Scientist warns of new breed of European ‘super-mice’ resistant to poisons
German and Spanish mice have rapidly evolved the trait by breeding with an Algerian species from which they have been separate for over a million years.


E. coli Illnesses Linked To Tainted Michigan Meat
A public health alert has been issued after cases of E. coli illness have been linked to ground beef from a Michigan meat processor.

Government Knew About Bacteria in Turkey
Federal officials said they turned up a dangerous form of salmonella at a Cargill Inc. turkey plant last year, and then four times this year at stores selling the Cargill turkey, but didn't move for a recall until an outbreak killed one person and sickened 77 others.

Walgreen Co. begins offering this season's flu vaccine
Walgreen Co., the largest drugstore chain in the United States, announced Monday that it is now offering seasonal flu vaccinations at all of its stores during clinic and pharmacy hours.

U.N. planning measles vaccination campaign in Ethiopia
Health officials from the United Nations plan to assist in the vaccination of all children between the ages of six months to 15 years against the measles in Ethiopia’s Kobe refugee camp.

FDA lowers approval age for meningococcal vaccine
The CDC reported the change in the Aug. 5 issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The FDA lowered the age range to include individuals aged two through 55 years, MD News reports.

Dieting Forces Brain To Cannibalize
Modern dieting misinformation abounds: “Eat few calories! No fat! Tiny portions! Less food!” All of which might be all right if people were actually getting loads of nutrition, which is why this writer refers to current dieting fads altogether as “The Starvation Diet.”

Not knowing the difference between folate and folic acid can harm you
Folic acid and folate are terms used interchangeably as though they are the same. They are not. Folate is a naturally occurring vitamin known as B9. Folate contains all the related isomers needed for B9 to fully benefit health. Folic...

Vitamin K is the missing link to prevent arterial hardening and cognitive decline
Vitamin K is a critical nutrient widely known for its ability to promote normal blood clotting. A wealth of new information demonstrates that this vitamin in its multiple forms can provide a powerful anti-inflammatory shield to protect against...

Try this solution for a restful night sleep
Good sleep is a gift from god. How beautiful it is to wake up refreshed after a sound eight hours of sleep. The day can be tackled full of energy, with an awake and ready mind. Quite the opposite occurs after a sleepless night. How awful...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Record of $9,000 in cash stolen from James Stewart found in warrant paperwork mysteriously left at his house by government agents
(NaturalNews) Two days ago, NaturalNews reported that a witness on the scene from the Rawesome Foods raid saw agents take $9,000 in cash from James Stewart

Timeline of FDA raids on raw milk farmers, dietary supplement makers and natural medicine practitioners
(NaturalNews) The US Food and Drug Administration has a long history of conducting armed, SWAT-style raids on farmers, cancer treatment pioneers and dietary supplement manufacturers. This list, compiled by the editors of NaturalNews, reveals only some..

First they came for the raw milk, and I didn't speak out because I drank no raw milk…
(NaturalNews) The FDA raids on raw milk farmers have outraged the U.S. public, and an increasing number of people are becoming aware of the overreaching regulatory tyranny of this rogue government agency. But not enough members of the public are yet taking...

USDA Has New Scheme to Trace Animal Disease
With an annual cost estimated at $14.5 million, the new animal disease traceability scheme will rely on state and tribal governments, apply only to animals sold across state lines, and will be flexible...


8 Reasons Raw Foodies Are Dangerous Extremists (Satire)
This week, the U.S. government, working closely with local authorities, heroically raided and arrested raw-food terror kingpin James Stewart in Venice, California. Stewart, who runs the private healthfood cartel...

Today In History - Wednesday - August 10, 2011
1821 - Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union.
1856 - In Louisiana, a hurricane came ashore and killed about 400 people.
1859 - In Boston, MA, the first milk inspectors were appointed.
1885 - The first electric streetcar, to be used commercially, was operated in Baltimore, MD, by Leo Daft.
1914 - Austria-Hungary invaded Russia.
1921 - Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio.
1927 - Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated. The individual faces of the presidents were dedicated later.
1944 - U.S. forces defeated the remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
1945 - The day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced they would surrender.
1949 - In the U.S., the National Military Establishment had its name changed to the Department of Defense.
1969 - Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered. Members of the Charles Manson cult committed the crimes one day after the killing of Sharon Tate and four other people.
1977 - The "Son of Sam," David Berkowitz, was arrested in Yonkers, NY. Berkowitz, a postal employee, had shot and killed six people and wounded seven others.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan signed a measure that provided $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned by the U.S. government during World War II.
1993 - A massive deficit-reduction bill was signed into law by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1994 - In Germany, three men were arrested after being caught smuggling plutonium into the country.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton claimed presidential immunity when he asked a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Corbin Jones.
1995 - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged with 11 counts in the Oklahoma City bombing.
1995 - Michael Fortier pled guilty in a plea-bargain agreement. The agreement required that he testify for the prosecution in the Oklahoma City Federal building bombing trial.
1995 - Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced that she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
2003 - Ekaterina Dmitriev and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko were married. Malenchenko was about 240 miles above the earth in the international space station. It was the first-ever marriage from space.
2006 - In Great Britain, 24 people were arrested for their roles in a plot to blow up airliners traveling between Britain and the United States. In Pakistan, 7 people were arrested for their roles in the same plot.

World News

Official: Afghan police clash with NATO troops
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Firefights broke out between NATO forces and Afghan police in two parts of Afghanistan overnight, with four Afghan officers killed in one of the incidents, officials said Wednesday....

Swelling list of demands fuels Israel protests
What started out as a protest against housing costs has morphed into calls for a sweeping overhaul of Israel’s economy and society: the protesters want a new taxation system (lower indirect taxes, higher direct taxes), free education...

NATO Envoy: Military Planning Against Iran and Syria is Underway
According to Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s envoy to NATO, it’s not just Israel and the Pentagon that are getting ready to expand the middle east theater...

Iraq haunts plans for post-Gaddafi Libya
The 70-page plan, obtained by London's The Times, charts the first months after the fall of the Gaddafi regime. The document was drawn up by the National Transition Council in Benghazi with Western help.

US officers oppose releasing names of dead troops
The chief of the secretive US special operations command has lobbied against the release of names of American commandos killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.

Obama Headed To Dover To View Returning Bodies Of SEALs Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Assuming the grimmest role of his office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday privately honored fallen forces returning home from war, this time the troops killed in a helicopter attack that claimed more American lives than any other strike of the Afghanistan war.

Photos of the Fallen: Americans shot down in Afghanistan
Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

US transfers Libyan embassy to rebels
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States said Tuesday it has transferred the Libyan embassy in Washington to the National Transitional Council, which Washington has recognized as Libya's de facto government.

Gadhafi Officials: NATO Bombs Kill 85 Civilians
In what could be the single deadliest NATO attack since the Western war on Libya’s Gadhafi regime began in May, 85 civilians were killed in a cluster of farmhouses in Majar, according to Libyan officials. The village is about 90 miles east of the capital, Tripoli. A Gadhafi spokesman said 33 children, 32 women, and 20 men were killed in the attack.

Economic Uncertainty Leading to Global Unrest
Here's a look at what's happening around the world and how economic downturns are bringing protestors into the streets.

The Rioting Underclass: Product of a Diseased Culture
The riots that have gripped London and swept other major cities in the UK are the product of a diseased culture that leads to violence and mayhem which ultimately only serves to benefit the ruling elite in its bid to eviscerate the middle class by manipulating them to demand their own enslavement.

YouTube: 'Banker puppet govt + police brutality + betrayed youth = London riots'
RT Aug 9, 2011 - Officers in London have been given permission to use rubber bullets to disperse crowds. A top Metropolitan Police official said they're not afraid to use any tactic necessary. But investigative journalist Tony Gosling believes the force is in big trouble.

UK Riots: Government Prepares Troops, Martial Law
Following numerous reports of failures on behalf of police to arrest looters or adequately respond to the riots in London that are now sweeping across the entire UK, curfews and troops on the streets are now being readied as authorities prepare to enforce martial law to quell massive civil unrest.

BlackBerry Website Hacked as Company Pledges to Help Cops Find Brit Rioters
British officialdom is poised to blame social media for riots in London and other cities in the country.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Mexican Military Helicopters Flying Over Laredo, Texas
These maneuvers were allegedly part of a Mexican military operation known as ‘Lince Norte’ (Northern Lynx), in which the military killed over 30 members of Los Zetas, including the local leader and ‘accountant’ Jorge de la Peña, aka. ‘El Pompín.’

VIDEO: Dr. Mary’s Monkey: The Link Between Polio Vaccines, Cancer, & JFK’s Murder
Inoculating millions of trusting schoolchildren with polio vaccines contaminated by monkey viruses has triggered an epidemic of soft tissue cancers and the desperate effort to develop an anti-cancer vaccine was secretly turned into a cancer causing bio-weapon project.

International Hearings on 9/11 to begin in Toronto in September
Sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, the first four days of these hearings will take place at Toronto's Ryerson University between September 8 and 11, 2011. During these proceedings, which will be broadcasted live via the Internet, various expert witnesses will present evidence into the case.

Kansas returns health insurance exchange grant
WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Kansas became on Tuesday the second U.S. state to return a large federal grant meant to help it create a prototype health insurance exchange as part of the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul.

8 Years In Prison for a Harmless Prank? Handcuffed for Doodling? The Increasing Criminalization of Students
August 8, 2011 - A few months back, 18-year-old Tyell Morton was enjoying his senior year at Rushville High in Indiana. Today, he faces the prospect of being labeled a felon for the rest of his life for a harmless senior prank.

Paul Predicted Straw Poll Winner at Iowa Republican
Accurately predicting what will happen at the Ames Straw Poll is much more difficult than predicting the outcome of a traditional primary or general election contest. My opinions on how each candidate will perform...

YouTube: Two Veterans Share Their Support For Ron Paul
YouTube channel Veterans for Ron Paul: Navy veteran, Johnathan Schaeffer and Air Force vet, John Jones explain why they support Ron Paul.


Fed's low rates pledge supports global stocks
LONDON (AP) -- A pledge by the Federal Reserve to keep extremely low interest rates for another couple of years has calmed investors' jitters, sending stock markets around the world higher Wednesday....

Safety Stocks: Three Ways to Profit From Market Mayhem
Indeed, with so much bad news and chaos, there's never been a better time to stock up on the essentials - gold, guns, and cheap food. These are the things people turn to when the going gets tough - and the companies that provide these bare necessities shine the brightest when everything else seems to be falling apart.

Obama's S & P speech slammed by economists
"As I listened to Obama, I couldn't tell whether this was a campaign speech or a press briefing on about a national crisis. He seemed to be talking like a Washington outsider who's running against the current administration," said political strategist Mike Baker.

VIDEO: Rick Santelli Tees Off On Obama's Failed Leadership: "We Have a Spending Problem, If Not For The Tea Party, The U.S. Would Be Rated Triple-B"
CNBC Aug. 8, 2011 - Santelli goes to war with Steve Liesman. A must see from Monday afternoon after Obama's miserable press conference sent stock indexes plummeting.

JP Morgan: Inflation to Trigger $2,500 Gold Price
Commodity analysts at JP Morgan are predicting the price of gold may hit $2,500 or higher per ounce by the end of the year, the Financial Post reported on Monday.

Oil settles at lowest since September
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Crude prices settled 2.5% lower and under $80 a barrel on Tuesday as investors remained concerned about prospects for the world economy and an equities selloff added to such worries.

Fed: Low rates to stay through at least mid-2013
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve on Tuesday expressed much more concern about the economic outlook and said it would hold interest rates at ultra-low levels “at least” through mid-2013, the first time it’s put a timeframe on the duration.

Goldman Sachs Sued by U.S. Over Securities Sold to Failed Credit Unions
The NCUA said in a statement that it seeks damages of more than $491 million from Goldman Sachs. The complaint, filed today in federal court in Los Angeles...

US Government Monitoring Facebook for Federal Reserve Protests
YouTube: On June 22nd Xander and I decided to hold a last minute End The Fed rally on Wall St. When we got there about 40 police were waiting for us.

Who 'made $10bn on 10/1 bet that U.S. credit rating would be downgraded'?
A mystery investor or hedge fund reportedly made a bet of almost $1billion at odds of 10/1 last month that the U.S. would lose its AAA credit rating. Now questions are being asked of whether the trader had inside information before placing the $850million bet in the futures market, or if the bet happened at all.

YouTube: JP Morgan Ordered to Pay $35M in Big-Rigging Case
FinancialNewsOnline Jul 7, 2011- JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) was ordered to pay $35M to settle allegations in a big-rigging case.

YouTube: Dylan Ratigan Show: Is the stock market rigged?
Dylan Ratigan--October 11, 2010—Sen. Ted Kaufman talks about why new government rules are necessary for high frequency trading.

Housing Market

Delaware Objects to Bank of America’s $8.5 Billion Mortgage-Bond Accord
Bank of America Corp.’s $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage-bond investors drew more state opposition, as Delaware joined New York in challenging the deal.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Undersea volcano eruption found off Oregon Coast
NEWPORT, OR (KPTV) - Oregon State University scientists say they've discovered an eruption of an undersea volcano about 250 miles off the Oregon Coast.

Nationwide TV in Japan: Toxicity of plutonium “not very different than salt” — “So safe you can drink it”
Transcript: "See, we've been duped. Plutonium is not dangerous! We'd better ask these three to drink it up to prove it's not dangerous. Then we will feel safe, won't we? Please doctors, would you do it for us?"

YouTube: Japan Ignored Own Fukushima Radiation Forecasts
An Associated Press investigation has found that Japanese government officials ignored radiation forecasts from their own monitoring system, failing to keep residents near a crippled nuclear plant from a predicted plume.

Obama announces fuel standards for big vehicles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama....

Science & Technology

VIDEO: The Weaponization of Sound
This scientist/inventor obviously doesn't realize what he's handed to the monstrous corporate military moguls. Below is how those sound canons mounted on police riot vehicles work, how they can "whisper" messages in your ears, spy on your conversations and even...

Beachball-like observation UAV developed
A beach ball-size drone can fly down narrow alleys, hover on the spot, take off vertically, bounce along the ground like a soccer ball -- all the time transmitting live images from a video camera; it can travel above traffic or spy on a target through a window...

Sun Unleashes Largest Solar Flare in Years
An extremely powerful solar flare, the largest in over four years, rocked the sun early Tuesday (Aug. 9), but is unlikely to wreak any serious havoc here on Earth, scientists say.


Audio: Health Ranger says stay positive during hard times
In this unique audio recording from August 9, 2011, the Health Ranger tells people to stay positive during challenging times. This audio also features a few clips from his upcoming new song, "Doin' Alright."

Can My Doctor Get Into Big Legal Trouble by Offering Natural Health Treatments?
Alliance for Natural Health - A reader asks an important question about the laws threatening integrative doctors. We lay it all out.

Blood Loss From Hospital Tests May Cause Anemia in Patients, Study Finds
Patients who enter hospitals due to heart attacks may be leaving with anemia caused by laboratory tests that draw too much blood, raising their risk of declining health and death, a study found.

Use natural ways to screen excess UV rays
(NaturalNews) Sesame oil has actually been identified as one of the best natural materials with sun blocking capabilities. Sesame oil is obtained from the pressing of sesame seeds, and it has many therapeutic properties for the skin. It not only moisturizes and soothes dry skin, but it also blocks up to 30% of the sun's UV rays.

Formaldehyde listed as a carcinogen, Styrene a possibility
(NaturalNews) In April the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration warned that some popular long-term hair straightening products contain high levels of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde, along with Styrene and six other chemicals, were added recently...

Boy or girl? A simple test raises ethical concerns
CHICAGO (AP) -- Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found....

China: 2,000 Arrested in Food Safety Crackdown
China's latest food safety crackdown, which focused on the rampant use of illegal and often dangerous food additives, resulted in 2,000 arrests and 4,900 business shut downs, official state media announced last week.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

CA: Herdshare Dairy & Goat Owners File Suit Against CDFA
August 9, 2011 - The suit, filed July 22 in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, asks for a declaration by the court that Gerbode, Skiwski and Sullivan have the inalienable right to purchase, own, possess and use a goat, that they have the inalienable right to consume the raw milk produced by their goat....

Listeria Test Prompts Organic Spinach Recall
A California market chain is recalling bags of organic baby spinach after a random sample tested by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) showed that one bag was positive...

Did Deer Cause Oregon's Strawberry Outbreak?
So far, health investigators think deer may be to blame for the E. coli contamination. Deer tracks and deer feces were observed in several strawberry fields at the suspect farm, according to health investigators.


You're under arrest for weapons of mass nutrition!
CounterThink cartoon on the Rawesome Foods raid.

Raw Milk Police Lineup
CounterThink cartoon

Today In History - Tuesday - August 9, 2011
1831 - The first steam locomotive began its first trip between Schenectady and Albany, NY.
1842 - The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which solved a border dispute.
1848 - Martin Van Buren was nominated for president by the Free-Soil Party in Buffalo, NY.
1892 - Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph.
1910 - A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing machine.
1930 - Betty Boop had her beginning in "Dizzy Dishes" created by Max Fleischer.
1944 - The Forest Service and Wartime Advertising Council created "Smokey the Bear."
1945 - The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered August 14.
1945 - The first network television broadcast occurred in Washington, DC. The program announced the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.
1965 - Singapore proclaimed its independence from the Malaysian Federation.
1969 - Sharon Tate and four other people were found murdered at Tate's residence in Los Angeles, CA. Charles Manson and several members of his cult were later convicted of the crime.
1973 - The U.S. Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair filed suit against President Richard Nixon.
1974 - U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S.
1985 - Arthur J. Walker, a retired Navy officer, was found guilty of seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union.
1996 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as president of Russia for the second time.
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin and his entire cabinet for the fourth time in 17 months.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced he would support federal funding for limited medical research on embryonic stem cells.
2001 - In Jerusalem, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside a pizzeria. The lunchtime bombing killed 15 and wounded about 90 others.
2004 - Trump Hotel and Casion Resorts announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

World News

Iran says U.S. 'will be taught the mother of all lessons'
Editorial warns of pending cyber attack on electrical grid. Iran is planning to retaliate against the United States for the sabotage against its nuclear program, according to an editorial...

100 Million Chinese Cut Ties With the Communist Party
For the past seven years, a peaceful movement has been steadily growing—a movement that encourages Chinese people to renounce all affiliations with the Communist Party.

London Rioters: Not “Protesters,” Just Criminals and Thug-Wannabes Making The Police Look Good
The people rioting in London are not “protesters” or “revolutionaries,” unless that is you think political change springs from thieving 40 inch TVs from Tesco...

300,000 Israelis pour into streets for unprecedented protests
Israelis poured into streets across the Jewish state in unprecedented numbers, with police counting over a quarter of a million people joining protests calling for sweeping economic reforms.

Food Riot Fears Strike Japan After Rice Trading Halted Due To Radiation Contamination
Fears of food riots strike Japan after rice trading is halted due to a 40% price spike triggered by massive hoarding of the remaining radiation free rice supply.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Skips Congress on No Child Law
Aug 8, 2011 - President Barack Obama’s administration will bypass Congress to override the nation’s main public-education law, granting waivers to states if they agree to his schools agenda.

States Can't Opt Out of Secure Communities Program
The Obama administration has notified 39 Governors that they cannot exempt their states from the controversial Secure Communities Program, a fingerprinting program promoted as a way to identify and deport dangerous criminals.

Feds warn court: don't leak about NSA wiretapping
The Justice Department is warning a federal appeals court not to disclose classified information about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs during upcoming arguments on a lawsuit challenging the NSA's effort.

County limits free speech to 3'x3' space ... in woods
A Michigan woman is suing her county over limiting her petition gathering to a 3-by-3-foot square of ground in a 135-acre park, a restriction one attorney said is in the running for the title of the "most unconstitutional [free] speech zone ever."

Rick Perry to make intentions clear Saturday
It's uncertain whether Saturday will mark a formal declaration, but Perry's decision to disclose his intentions the same day as the Ames straw poll — and then hours later make his first trip to New Hampshire — will send shock waves through the race and upend whatever results come out of the straw poll.

Media alters video, makes young boy's innocent comments appear violent, dangerous
(NaturalNews) The mainstream media's penchant for perjury has reached a new low, when local CBS affiliate in Chicago WBBM blatantly altered an interview with a young boy to make it look like he was prone to violence.


Dow Skids 600, Worst Day Since Credit Crisis
CNBC | The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 634.76 points.

S&P Downgrades Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Others
Standard & Poor's downgraded the ratings of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Monday, citing their reliance on U.S. government.

Berkshire, Other Insurers Get ‘Negative’ Tag from S&P
After Standard & Poor’s bit an appendage from the U.S.’s credit rating, the credit-rating firm is smelling blood in the water at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

NPR: A National Debt Of $14 Trillion? Try $211 Trillion!
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, President Reagan’s senior economic adviser, explains to NPR why the real national debt is not $14 trillion but a whopping $211 trillion.

It's not just economics: S&P's political judgment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The S&P downgrade was more of a statement on the toxic political landscape in Washington than a comment on the nation's ability to pay its bills. But S&P has its own checkered history...

Missing money from city coffers leads to Oakridge plan B: Ask citizens for a loan
OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Oakridge is facing a serious cash shortage after its bank statement showed the City had $420,000 less than planned...

Michigan cuts food stamps for 30,000 college students, saving $75 million per year
Michigan has removed about 30,000 college students from its food assistance program since it began enforcing federal guidelines this spring.

Housing Market

Housing recovery slips out of sight
Any glimmer of hope that the housing market will stage a recovery in the upcoming months has vanished, thanks to the recent spate of bad economic news that has been making headlines over the past several weeks.

Energy & Environment

Kemp, Texas Runs Out Of Water
Water conservation has been turned up a notch in one North Texas community: The water has been cut off.
Kemp Mayor Donald Kile says water was turned off to residents Sunday for 48 hours.

Neb. mine find to challenge China’s dominance of vital rare minerals
Elk Creek, Neb. (population 112), may not be so tiny much longer. Reports suggest that the southeastern Nebraska hamlet may be sitting on the world’s largest untapped deposit of “rare earth” minerals, which have proved to be indispensable to a slew of high-tech and military applications...

Texas drought likely into 2012 as La Niña re-emerges
Dallas - Facing record-setting high temperatures with each passing day, Texas received more bad news this week as reports indicate La Niña will reform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, suggesting the state's devastating drought is likely to extend well into 2012.

Texas drought will harm wildlife habitat for years
As the state struggles with the worst one-year drought in its history, entire ecosystems, from the smallest insects to the largest predators, are struggling for survival.

Drought forces Texas town to recycle sewage water
Big Spring - The drought in Texas which has left the state parched and desperate for new water sources has one town moving forward with the construction of a water reclamation plant that will turn the city's wastewater into drinking water.

YouTube: U.S. still being hit with Fukushima radiation
Aug 6, 2011 - Oklahoma City rain at 1.62 microsieverts per hour — “Dangerous Radiation Background”.

VIDEO: Lethal Levels of Radiation at Fukushima: What Are the Implications?
Aug 4, 2011 - TEPCO has discovered locations on the Fukushima plant site with lethal levels of external gamma radiation. Fairewinds takes a close look at how this radiation might have been deposited and how similar radioactive material would have been released offsite.

Japan Nationwide Soil Testing Project has begun!
This project is the first unified investigation on the diffusion of radioactive particles in the metropolitan area including Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, and Ibaraki prefectures, whereas the national and local governments are separately performing their investigations.

The Great Hiroshima Cover-up
August 3, 2011 - In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Japan sixty-six years ago this week, and then for decades afterward, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. This included vivid color footage shot by U.S. military crews and black-and-white Japanese newsreel film.

NOAA: Solar Storms Could Debilitate Earth this Decade
Nuclear plants would also be negatively affected as supplying power systems with enough fuel despite main power grids being offline for years would be a grave problem...

Science & Technology

45,000 Verizon landline workers strike
NEW YORK (AP) - Stalled contract negotiations led thousands of workers in Verizon Communication Inc.'s wireline division to go on strike Sunday, potentially affecting landline operations as well as installation of services like FiOS, its fiber-optic television and Internet lines.


Federal judge dismisses Similac lawsuit, bug-contaminated baby formula assumed 'wholesome' and 'nutritious'
(NaturalNews) August 8 - Last September, Abbott Laboratories recalled more than five million containers of its Similac baby formula because they may have been contaminated with beetles or beetle larvae...

Lethal Outbreak in Oregon Linked to Strawberries
One person in Oregon has been killed and at least nine others -- and possibly as many as 16 -- have been sickened in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to fresh strawberries from a farm in Newberg.Oregon Public...

Man suffering cardiac arrest on plane offered sandwich
Stockholm - A 63-year old man who suffered cardiac arrest on a Ryanair flight from London to Stockholm was offered a sandwich and soda by the plane's crew. The crew also insisted that the man pay for it.

YouTube: Hollywood scaring you into buying vaccines (or preps you for a biological attack)?
Official Contagion Trailer to be released September 9, 2011. Following the uncontrollable spread of a lethal airborne virus, the movie revolves around the attempt to slow the pandemic and the increasing panic raging through society.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

With Debt Deal, Food Safety Modernization Act Funding Uncertain
The debt deal struck by leaders in Washington last week has food policy insiders worried about the future of food safety funding at both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Old media refuses to cover Rawesome Foods raid, avoids printing raw milk phrase
(NaturalNews) August 8 - It is perhaps the biggest story of the year in terms of fundamental food rights, and yet with very few exceptions, old media (traditional newspapers and news outlets) has outright refused to even cover the story...

Government raids, terrorizes Christian health ministry for not complying with unlawful demands
(NaturalNews) August 8 - Speaking the truth about the curative properties of natural foods and herbs is considered illegal by the U.S. government. The "land of the free" simply does not tolerate freedom of health speech that goes against...

GMOs failing across America - Farmer to Farmer film reveals disastrous failure
(NaturalNews) August 8 - The mainstream media reports almost nothing about the downside of GMO farming. Only the propaganda of creating more agricultural abundance cheaply is broadcasted. A short video documentary "Farmer to Farmer...

Food, Inc. encore PBS broadcast on Tues. Aug. 9; live chat follows
PBS is rebroadcasting Food, Inc. on Tuesday, August 9 and is kicking off its new Food site. Check local listings here.

The best Rawesome Foods videos: Mark McAfee, Lela Buttery, Alex Jones, Troy Casey, Robert Scott Bell and more
(NaturalNews) August 8 - Here's a collection of the best videos we've posted so far on the Rawesome Foods raid.



Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Lyndon B Johnson killed JFK and had affair with movie star'
Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal.


On the lighter side - Obama's Message

Today In History - Monday - August 8, 2011
1876 - Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The mimeograph was a "method of preparing autographic stencils for printing."
1899 - The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall.
1911 - The number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives was established at 435.
1940 - The German Luftwaffe began a series of daylight air raids on Great Britain.
1942 - Six Nazi saboteurs were executed in Washington after conviction. Two others were cooperative and received life in prison.
1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President Truman.
1945 - During World War II, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan.
1953 - The U.S. and South Korea initiated a mutual security pact.
1956 - Japan launched an oil tanker that was 780 feet long and weighed 84,730 tons. It was the largest oil tanker in the world.
1963 - The "Great Train Robbery" took place in Britain. A gang of 15 thieves stole 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
1966 - Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon announced that he would resign the following day.
1985 - Near Frankfurt, outside the Rhein-Mein U.S. air base, a bomb exploded killing two Americans. The bomb was blamed on the Red Army Faction.
1986 - A car bomb exploded in Beirut, the third in 12 days, killing 17 people.
1988 - It was announced that a cease-fire between Iraq and Iran had begun.
1989 - The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, FL. The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.
1990 - American forces began positioning in Saudia Arabia.
1991 - John McCarthy, a British TV producer was released by his Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than five years.
1991 - The slain bodies of former Iranian Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhriar and his chief of staff were found.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council approved North and South Korea for membership.
1993 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed in Somalia when a land mine detonated underneath their vehicle.
1994 - The first road link between Israel and Jordan opened.
1994 - Representatives from China and Taiwan signed a cooperation agreement.
1995 - Saddam Hussein's two eldest daughters, their husbands, and several senior army officers defected.
2000 - The submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from ocean bottom after 136 years. The sub had been lost during an attack on the U.S.S. Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a warship.

World News

America's black day: Bin Laden hit team troops shot out of sky by Taliban
August 6, 2011 - More than 20 US Navy Seals from the elite unit that killed Osama Bin Laden have died after their helicopter was shot down by insurgents in Afghanistan. They were among 31 American Special Forces troops and seven Afghan soldiers who were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade destroyed their Chinook helicopter.

Seal Team 6 Crash Was An Inside Job
August 7, 2011 - This is reportedly the largest one day loss of troops in the 10 year war in Afghanistan and it just happens to be Seal Team 6. So now we are to buy that the men who took out OBL died in a helicopter crash months after pulling off the raid. Our inside sources told us months ago that all the Seals on the helicopter that crashed in the so called OBL raid died, yet the Obama admin says none were killed..

Iran's FM hopes for release of 2 Americans
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's foreign minister said Saturday he hoped that a final court verdict will lead to the release of two American men who have been held for two years...

State Department urges Americans to leave Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department on Friday urged Americans in Syria to leave the country immediately and advised those who remain in the country to restrict their movements...

London police deploy extra officers after rioting
A peaceful protest against the killing of the 29-year-old man in north London's Tottenham area degenerated into a Saturday night rampage...

Russian Envoy: NATO Is Planning Attacks on Syria, Iran
Even as it finds itself still embroiled in Libya, NATO is preparing to launch a military assault on Syria in order to create a beachhead for a future attack on Iran, claims Russia’s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin.

YouTube: Wesley Clark ( US 4 Star General ) US will attack 7 countries in 5 years
Flashback: In an interview with Amy Goodman on March 2, 2007, U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.

Libyan rebels: NATO airstrike kills Gadhafi's son
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's rebels said Friday they have reports that Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son, who commands one of the regime's strongest military brigades, was killed in a NATO airstrike in the western town of Zlitan.

Italy demands NATO probe regarding immigrants
ROME (AP) -- Italy has called on NATO to investigate reports that an alliance warship failed to come to the rescue of a boat stranded off Libya for nearly a week and that scores of migrants aboard may have died for lack of food and water....

Switzerland pays price for fiscal sanity
GENEVA (AP)—Switzerland has a balanced budget, low unemployment and a strong currency. On the face of things, the pristine Alpine nation has much to be proud of amid the economic turmoil in surrounding Europe and the United States.

YouTube: Train Running Through Market
Every morning, at the exact same time, a train runs through a market north of Bangkok. The vendors are given a one minute warning, and after the train passes, they promptly get back to work. Watch how the train runs over the food placed by the tracks.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The birth certificate please! Subpoena to be delivered
Attorney, doc experts to show up at Hawaii Department of Health with court document

Quartzsite Police Chief Calls Oath Keepers and Tea Party “Terrorists” and Reports them to the FBI
According to two confirmed eye witnesses, Quartzite Chief of Police Jeff Gilbert referred to the Oath Keepers and other groups as “terrorists” during a public meeting.

Army to trim war tours to 9 months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aided by the shrinking troop requirements for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is cutting the current yearlong deployment tours to nine months for most of its units beginning next January....

Perry prayer rally puts 2012 prospect in spotlight
Perry says the event is not political but rather aimed at rallying the nation to a Christian unity during difficult times, but he will be reaching thousands of religious conservatives, many of whom vote in Republican primaries...

CA man's death in fight with police stirs protest
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Public outrage over the death of a homeless man after a violent confrontation with police shows no sign of diminishing as questions are raised about how well officers in this California city and elsewhere are trained to deal with the mentally ill.

More Americans than ever are aware of Congressional malfeasance; disapproval at all-time high
A whopping 14% of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling themselves, while an incredible 82% of Americans realize that our so-called representatives are not doing their jobs properly.

VIDEO: John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the media has the responsibility to not give equal time or credence to the Tea Party's views:

TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs
Security Tells Woman Isulin Vial Was An Explosives Risk. A Denver couple has filed a formal complaint with the Transportation Security Administration after a pregnant woman's insulin and ice packs were confiscated by screeners at Denver International Airport.

TSA staff at LAX undergoing transgender training
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Transportation Security Administration managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men's restroom.

Public Guardian to Expand Powers to Seize Assets
AB 1288, which is now in front of the California Legislature, would expand the timeframe in which the Public Guardian’s office could take control of an elder’s assets, prior to filing for conservatorship over that individual. Related article here.

Va. Beach ponders approving homeless 'tent city'
City staff are exploring authorizing a "tent city," a move that would make the Beach the first community in the state to sanction a homeless encampment - if the City Council approves the idea.

Judge delays Anthony probation status decision
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A judge deciding whether Casey Anthony has to return to Florida to serve probation for check fraud ended a hearing Friday without a ruling, calling the case "a mess."...


AP source: G-7 to discuss central bank action
BRUSSELS (AP) Aug. 6, 2011 -- Financial officials from the Group of Seven industrialized nations will discuss how to coordinate action between their countries' central banks, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday, following several days of market panic and a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating...

China calls for new global reserve currency
RT Aug. 6, 2011 -- China, the US’s biggest creditor, reacted to the downgrade of America’s credit rating by saying it showed that US should “cure its addiction to debts” and called for a new stable global reserve currency instead of the dollar.

S&P downgrades US credit rating
WASHINGTON (AP) Aug. 6, 2011 - Republicans and Democrats quickly doled out blame to each other for the first-ever downgrade in the nation's sterling credit rating, an expected but unsettling move that further clouds prospects for the recovery of the fragile U.S. economy.

VIDEO: S&P Debt Chief Warns Agency Might Downgrade U.S. Rating AGAIN
Aug. 7, 2011 - David Beers On Fox with Chris Wallace

Kerry blames the tea party for credit downgrade
August 7, 2011- Sen. John Kerry: “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

How JP Morgan Took Over All Kentucky’s Financial Services, And Why You Should Be Scared
AlterNet - One of the major players in the global financial crisis is now in charge of all financial transactions in an entire state. Could this spread?

Senator Paul Calls for Treasury Secretary Geithner to Resign
WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 7, 2011 - Sen. Rand Paul today issued a statement calling for the resignation of U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner from his cabinet post, effective immediately...

Flashback: IMF Calls For New Global Currency To Replace Dollar
Feb 11, 2011 ... As a measure to combat these imbalances, he [Dominique Strauss-Kahn], said that the SDR (Special Drawing Right) should begin replacing the dollar as the global reserve currency. Notice the only 2 in the front row who are not waving...

Flashback: USA must stop resisting dollar decline, global currency and NWO - Soros
April 1, 2011 - In the video you are about to see, George Soros talks about "the creation of a New World Order", he discusses the need for a "managed decline" of the U.S. dollar and he talks at length of the global need for a true world currency. See the video here.

6 Steps by the IMF for a One-World Currency
July 18, 2011 - The IMF will never achieve its goal of complete centralized administration of the global economy without a common supranational currency unit. And, a supranational currency unit cannot exist while the dollar remains in its current position. Thus, for the IMF to succeed, the dollar must be removed.

Faber: Brace for a Global 'Reboot' and a War
Markets could rebound after Thursday's global market sell-off, but investors should see any bounce as a selling opportunity, as the world economy rolls towards total collapse...

Dow Bloodbath Could Herald “Great Depression”
New York Times today all but admits that America has entered a double dip recession following yesterday’s 512 point Dow plunge, while others go further, warning of a new Great Depression as markets continue to plummet today.

Obama targets 'millionaires' - 0.1% of American taxpayers
People and households earning $1 million or more annually made up just 0.1 percent, or just over 235,000, of the 140 million tax returns filed in 2009, and just 8,274 returns were filed by people making $10 million or more.

US buys most expensive drones ever
RT - With $14 trillion in the hole and a slew of wars seemingly no one wants America to be in, what better way for the United States to spend their money by putting $23 billion into spy planes?

Beneath Jobs Report Surface Lies Some Ugly Truths
As is usually the case, there is far more than meets the eye to the Labor Department’s report that the economy added 117,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 9.1 percent.

Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

New Fee to Bank Cash
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. on Thursday took the extraordinary step of telling large clients it will charge them to hold cash.

1981 Film Rollover - Global Financial Armageddon: "Sell Everything You've Got And Pray"
Two very interesting 1981 film clips that are appropriate for today.

Housing Market

EXCLUSIVE: 14 Charged in $60 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
The 14 alleged members of the mortgage fraud ring include real estate attorneys, title closers, appraisers and straw buyers. They were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud charges.

FANNIE MAE seeks $5.1 billion more from taxpayers
WASHINGTON - Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae said it would ask for an additional $5.1 billion from taxpayers as a weaker housing market causes continued losses on loans made prior to 2009.

Energy & Environment

Lab Tests Confirm High Levels of Aluminum Falling From Skies Over Alachua County Florida
Intel Hub - On December 23, 2010 I made a brief presentation to the Alachua County Commission with concerns about the Geoengineering and “Chemtrails” in the skies over Gainesville and Alachua County. The Commission responded immediately with a suggestion that I present the full issue to the County’s Environmental Protection Advisory Committee...

Powerful typhoon bears down on China's east coast
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 200,000 coastal residents in eastern China have evacuated and thousands of ships were called back to shore Saturday as Typhoon Muifa bore down on the country...

Brutal Texas Heat, Drought May Continue into September
According to Expert Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, "I foresee most of Texas dealing with 100-degree high temperatures through at least Aug. 22."

US opens ways for Shell drilling in Arctic Ocean
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials have granted Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell conditional approval to begin drilling exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean from next year, in a move swiftly slammed by conservationists as "inexcusable."

UN slams Shell as Nigeria needs biggest ever oil clean-up.
A U.N. report has criticized Shell and the Nigerian government for contributing to 50 years of pollution in a region of the Niger Delta which it says needs the world's largest ever oil clean-up, costing an initial $1 billion and taking up to 30 years.

Science & Technology

YouTube: Weather manipulation via frequency = Explanation on Scalar Squares and HAARP rings
8/5/2011 - In depth look at HAARP / Frequency / Weather modification: Specifically, the scalar square and HAARP rings we have been seeing...

Artificial rain eases drought in SW China
Workers with the meteorological authority in Qingzhen city, Southwest China's Guizhou province, prepare rockets, which contain chemicals that spur precipitation...


Centering meditation
(NaturalNews) Through meditation and prayer we can shape our own self worth; we can deliberately shape our consciousness into something that not only we can enjoy but also those around us find beautiful, attractive and interesting.

Increasing muscle mass, not just losing weight, will help prevent diabetes
(NaturalNews) If you want to avoid developing type-2 diabetes, you may need to do more than eat better and lose weight.

Look to nature - Overcome depression with the best anti-depressant
Numerous studies and years of extensive research suggest a natural herb known as St. John's wort not only treats the symptoms of depression, but also can chase those blues (and anti-depressants) away for good, with little to no side-effects...

Lentils and Kidney Beans Prevent Bowel Cancer
'Eating pulses, brown rice, green vegetables and dried fruit could cut the risk of bowel cancer. People who consume pulses such as kidney beans or lentils at least three times a week reduce their risk of developing polyps...'

Try gallstone flushing before gallbladder removal
Five hundred to seven hundred thousand people have a cholecystectomy, which is the removal of the gallbladder, every year in America. They may do so believing that all their gallstone-related troubles will be gone after the surgery. What...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Rawesome Foods founder to be prosecuted under special environmental crimes unit in LA
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 4 - NaturalNews is now being told that the LA County District Attorney will not be prosecuting James Stewart and the other "conspirators" who were arrested yesterday for selling raw milk. Instead, a special "environmental crimes" prosecutor will reportedly be prosecuting the case, which now consists of 13 criminal charges, some of which are felony crimes.

Government agents stole $9,000 in cash during Rawesome Foods raid, says witness
(NaturalNews) August 8 - A witness on the scene during the Rawesome Foods raid has publicly stated that an agent of the Specialized Surveillance & Enforcement Bureau of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health stole $9,000...

Interview with Gary Cox, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, about Rawesome Foods raid
(NaturalNews) August 7 - I've just completed an interview with Gary Cox, an attorney with the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (, which provides legal assistance to help protect raw dairy farmers from overzealous government...

Setting the record straight: Why Rawesome Foods does not need a license - a Civil Rights issue
(NaturalNews) August 7 - There's a tremendous amount of disinformation being put out on the internet about the Rawesome Foods raid, even by people who should know better. The most common complaint against Rawesome Foods is: Why don't...

Monsanto to Sell Biotech Sweet Corn for U.S. Consumers
Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s biggest vegetable seed maker, said it will begin selling genetically modified sweet corn in the U.S. this year, the first product it has developed for the consumer market.

NaturalNews publishes Rawesome Foods raid search warrant; reveals government agents violated search guidelines
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 3 - The recent act of government-sponsored terrorism against Rawesome Foods in Venice, California was authorized by a woman named Michelle LeCavalier. She signed the warrant which stated that she believed there...

Rawesome Foods small victory: James Stewart bail reduced to $30,000, Victoria Bloch released from jail
(NaturalNews) August 4 - Keep up the great work, NaturalNews readers! In the hours following the public protests and global attention being paid to the Rawesome Food raids, an LA County Judge reduced James Stewart's bail from $123,000...

Audio Interview: Lela Buttery speaks out from the front lines of the Rawesome Foods raid
(NaturalNews) In the aftermath of the Rawesome Foods raid on August 3rd , Lela Buttery is speaking out about what happened at the raid and in the following hours and days at the LA County Courthouse.

Join the social media revolt against government raids on raw milk
(NaturalNews) In conjunction with the Weston A. Price Foundation and the creators of the Farmageddon movie, NaturalNews is spearheading an online social media revolt against the FDA's insidious assaults on raw milk and raw dairy farms. You can join in the revolution by tweeting the hash mark terms #rawesome and #Farmageddon as you post links to the stories, interviews and videos surrounding this case.

Rawesome Foods founder to be prosecuted under special environmental crimes unit in LA
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 4 - NaturalNews is now being told that the LA County District Attorney will not be prosecuting James Stewart and the other "conspirators" who were arrested yesterday for selling raw milk. Instead, a special "environmental crimes" prosecutor will reportedly be prosecuting the case, which now consists of 13 criminal charges, some of which are felony crimes.

Post-raid video features interviews of Rawesome Foods members; sense of dismay over police state destruction of natural food
After the raid, Troy leapt into action with his video camera to interview people who were protesting outside Rawesome Foods, including Mariel Hemingway (, one of the most outspoken celebrity supporters of healthy living and wholesome foods.

Ron Paul Introduces Bill To Protect Raw Milk Sellers
On May 11, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, introduced H.R. 1830, the Unpasteurized Milk Bill, which would end the FDA’s ban and permit the sale of raw milk across state lines.

Ron Paul Campaign Announces ‘Farmers for Ron Paul’ Coalition
ANKENY, Iowa– The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign today announced the national “Farmers for Ron Paul” coalition to energize voters in America’s unrivaled agricultural sector.

How the private Seed Savers Exchange sold out its members to Monsanto
For three years, Amy Goldman (Chair of the Board of the Seed Savers Exchange) and Cary Fowler (Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust) have been depositing portions of Seed Savers Members’ Seed Collection into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the far north of Norway.


'Mike Tawse Original" Thought For The Day
"If you have a story of hope, or of survival and achievement, then share it whenever you can. The greatest miracle of your life could be the miracle of hope for someone else."

Today In History - Friday - August 5, 2011
1833 - The village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was approximately 250.
1861 - The U.S. federal government levied its first income tax. The tax was 3% of all incomes over $800. The wartime measure was rescinded in 1872.
1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Adm. David G. Farragut were led into Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1884 - On Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.
1914 - The electric traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1944 - Polish insurgents liberated a German labor camp in Warsaw. 348 Jewish prisoners were freed.
1953 - During the Korean conflict prisoners were exchanged at Panmunjom. The exchange was labeled Operation Big Switch.
1962 - Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home. The "probable suicide" was caused by an overdose of sleeping pills. Monroe was 36 years old.
1964 - U.S. aircraft bombed North Vietnam after North Vietnamese boats attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1969 - The Mariner 7, a U.S. space probe, passed by Mars. Photographs and scientific data were sent back to Earth.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon said that he expected to be impeached. Nixon had ordered the investigation into the Watergate break-in to halt.
1981 - The U.S. federal government started firing striking air traffic controllers.
1989 - In Honduras, five Central American presidents began meeting to discuss the timetable for the dismantling of the Nicaraguan Contra bases.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush angrily denounced the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
1991 - An investigation was formally launched by Democratic congressional leaders to find out if the release of American hostages was delayed until after the Reagan-Bush presidential election.
1991 - Iraq admitted to misleading U.N. inspectors about secret biological weapons.
1998 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein began not cooperating with U.N. weapons inspectors.
2002 - The U.S. closed its consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. The consulate was closed after local authorities removed large concrete blocks and reopened the road in front of the building to normal traffic.

World News

EU urges bailout changes as stocks, euro tumble
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Mounting worries that Italy and Spain won't be able to repay their debts badly pummeled stocks Thursday and piled pressure on the 17-nation eurozone to overhaul its crisis strategy....

VIDEO: Tarpley on Syria: Beware of fraud and fabrications!
RT August 4, 2011 - Despite backing the united statement on Syria, the U.S. is now calling for new, tougher sanctions against Damascus. Assad’s regime is already under a set of American and EU penalties. Investigative journalist Webster Tarpley told RT, the West wants a Syrian regime change to cement its influence in the Arab world.

VIDEO: Max Keiser: 'Italy's 2400 Tons Of Gold Are The Real Target Of IMF Terrorists'
RT - Italy has the third-largest gold stockpile in the EU behind France and Germany.

'Can't Afford Tuition? Sell an Organ!' Says Scottish Academic
A high-level doctor is advocating that students be 'allowed' to pay for their education by selling their organs.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

All F-35 and F-22s grounded
Over 200 of the most expensive aircrafts in the world are used by the US Military, but fleets of war planes owned by the Air Force are sitting on the sidelines, despite costing billions of dollars. All 20 of the F-35 aircrafts in a fleet manufactured by Lockheed Martin were grounded after the factory’s Joint Program Office (JPO) identified a failure in the plane’s electrical system while conducting tests on the ground.

Afghanistan War: Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives
The little truck was used by the troops to run ahead of them on patrols and look for roadside bombs. Fessenden has had it since 2007, when Ernie and Kevin Guy, the owner of the Everything Hobby shop in Rochester, rigged it with a wireless video camera and shipped it to him. Last week, it paid off. Chris Fessenden said he had loaned the truck to a group of fellow soldiers, who used it to check the road ahead of them on a patrol. It got tangled in a trip wire connected to what Fessenden guesses could have been 500 lbs. of explosives. The bomb went off. The six soldiers controlling the truck from their Humvee were unhurt. Read More...

Report warns Amtrak vulnerable
A new report by the DHS Inspector General warns that Amtrak is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, despite the $1 billion that has already been spent to bolster security; the inspector general found that DHS officials did not ensure that the money was being spent efficiently securing Amtrak's most vulnerable stations resulting in security gaps.

U.S. soldiers dangerously over-medicated with antipsychotic drugs
As if American soldiers sent to fight America's undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven't suffered enough, now it turns out many are being prescribed powerful, side-effect laden drugs to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These Big Pharma mind altering concoctions are ineffective and can be downright dangerous.

VIDEO: Court Slaps Quartzsite with Order to Stop Firing Cops
Quartzsite, Arizona August 3, 2011 - The La Paz County Superior Court's temporary restraining order against the town of Quartzsite went into effect Wednesday.

YouTube: LEMONADE FREEDOM DAY - August 20 2011
We are suggesting that everyone who has children, who believe in this message, to go outside and set up lemonade stands all across the country. Even if you don't have children, go out and buy some lemonade from a local child's lemonade stand. More info here.

Judge allows American to sue Rumsfeld over torture
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq to sue former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld personally for damages....

TSA Provides Poor Oversight of Airport Worker Credentialing, IG Says
An airport worker with three active badges providing access to secure areas of three different US airports listed three different places of birth on his applications for those badges: the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United States.

Va. Tech locked down for hours over report of gun
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A report of a possible gunman at Virginia Tech on Thursday set off the longest, most extensive lockdown and search on campus since the bloodbath four years ago that led the university to overhaul its emergency procedures....

Low Flying Helicopters Over Boston For Military Exercise As Military Movements Continue To Increase
Intel Hub - On August 3rd, a concerned citizen filmed multiple army helicopters taking part in a military exercise directly over the city of Boston. That’s right, rather then train away from civilian populations, the Army is actively involved in drills that simulate them operating against U.S. citizens.

Do not Count on the NRA to Defend Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms
The NRA is a Trojan Horse group that does more to hurt gun rights than help. They are behind the UN Small Arms treaty convention and denying the veterans the right to keep and bear arms.

Documents: Feds Allegedly Allowed Sinaloa Cartel To Move Cocaine Into U.S. For Information
This is just more proof in a long line of evidence that proves that the U.S. government is actively involved in the drug trade.

Our Commando War in 120 Countries: Uncovering the Military's Secret Operations In the Obama Era
American secret commandos are carrying out raids in 70 countries--just today. By the end of the year, the number will probably be close to 120.

Our Troops versus Our Eco-System
The US Department of Defense (DoD)—the interventionist institution formerly known as the War Department—is the biggest polluter on Planet Earth, for example, releasing more hazardous waste than the five largest US chemical companies combined.

Congress reaches deal to end FAA shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders struck a deal on Thursday to resolve a partisan dispute and end a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has halted airport projects and threatened thousands of jobs.

Obama hits campaign trail with Chicago fundraisers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Trying to make up for lost time, President Barack Obama plunged back into his re-election campaign Wednesday, urging supporters not to be discouraged by the frustrating debt negotiations that consumed Washington and kept him from raising money for his 2012 bid....

Ron Paul Campaign Announces National “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul”
August 04, 2011 LAKE JACKSON, Texas - Coalition unites school choice advocates for Paul. The 2012 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign today announced the national “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul” coalition to energize voters who value educational choice.


Military money on chopping block in austere time
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon got nearly everything it asked for during a decade of two wars shadowed by the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the rise of al-Qaida. No more.

VIDEO: Obama: "We're Not Even Halfway There Yet"
"It's been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together...

Stocks Sink 4%, Dow Plummets 450; Vix Surges
Stocks accelerated their selloff ahead of the close Thursday with all three major averages falling into negative territory for the year as investors were rattled over an intensifying global economic slowdown and ahead of the widely-followed monthly unemployment report.

Global stock sell-off accelerates
Thursday 19.15 BST. Global equities fell by the most in two years and crude oil has given up six months of gains as investors shun risk and pile into perceived safe havens amid growing concerns about global growth.

$230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are Afraid Of Violence From Below
As inequality in the US grows, the ultra-rich are pouring their spare cash not just into private jets, but into private security. Think there's a connection?

The U.S. Government Could Take 14% of Your Wealth. Overnight
Imagine losing 14% of your wealth overnight - doing absolutely nothing at all. You didn't invest in the wrong stock. Buy the wrong piece of real estate. Or gamble on the wrong outcome. You just went to sleep... And now your $300,000 bank account is worth $258,000 (and there's nothing the FDIC can do to help you). Your small business you grew from nothing to a million dollars is worth $860,000. In fact, everything you own is worth 14% less. And everything you buy from now on - including food, clothes, or anything else - costs 14% more. Sound impossible? It's not. It already happened - in the United Kingdom.

Housing Market

The 15 Cities Still Getting Crushed By Foreclosures
One in every 111 homes across America received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Energy & Environment

US forecasters see busy rest of hurricane season
MIAMI (AP) -- Exceptionally high ocean temperatures and atmospheric conditions that support hurricane development will keep the Atlantic and Caribbean on track for an above-average storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday....

Mysterious orange goo washes up in Alaska village
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a mysterious orange-colored substance has washed up on the shores of a remote village in northwest Alaska.

Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe brings big radiation spikes to B.C.
Vancouver: August 4, 2011 - Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, says that while radiation coming from Fukushima will lead to higher cancer rates in Canadian, the risk posed to individuals is very small. Related article here.

Heat waves pushes Texas power grid into red zone
(Reuters) - The Texas power grid operator has scrambled this week to meet soaring electricity demand in the face of a brutal heat wave, and residents of the second most populous U.S. state are one power plant shut-down away from rolling blackouts.

Science & Technology

69% Say It’s Likely Scientists Have Falsified Global Warming Research
The debate over global warming has intensified in recent weeks after a new NASA study was interpreted by skeptics to reveal that global warming is not man-made. While a majority of Americans nationwide continue to...


Aspartame has been Renamed and is Now Being Marketed as a Natural Sweetener
Artificial sweeteners especially aspartame has gotten a bad rap over the years, most likely due to studies showing they cause cancer. But not to worry Ajinomoto the company that makes Aspartame has changed the name to AminoSweet.

Government Data Proves Raw Milk is Safe
Data gleaned from U.S. government websites and government-sanctioned reports on foodborne illnesses show that the risk of contracting foodborne illness by consuming raw milk is much smaller than the risk of becoming ill from other foods...

Repulsed by raw: FDA, CDC lies about unpasteurized milk
(NaturalNews) Raw milk is inherently dangerous, and the only way to make it safe for human consumption is to pasteurize it -- this popular mantra, in one form or another, is one that you may have heard someone say in response...

Medicare prescription premiums won't rise in 2012
The Obama administration had good news for seniors Thursday: The average monthly premium for Medicare's popular prescription program won't go up next year.

Study: Healthy eating is privilege of the rich
SEATTLE (AP) -- A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier....

Health law windfall for Massachusetts hospitals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hospitals in Massachusetts will reap an annual windfall of $275 million due to a loophole enshrined in the new health care law.

New tick-borne bacterium found in upper Midwest
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers in Minnesota have discovered a new bacterium carried by deer ticks that has caused flu-like symptoms in at least 25 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Rawesome Foods small victory: James Stewart bail reduced to $30,000, Victoria Bloch released from jail
(NaturalNews) August 4 - Keep up the great work, NaturalNews readers! In the hours following the public protests and global attention being paid to the Rawesome Food raids, an LA County Judge reduced James Stewart's bail from $123,000...

Tucker Adkins Dairy Asks FDA for Reputation Back
Test Results Vindicate Raw Milk and Dairy Farm. "How do we get our reputation back?" That's what Tommy and Carolyn Adkins of Tucker Adkins Dairy were asking after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged last week that raw milk suspected of harboring...

Criminalizing Organic and Home Growers
H. R. 875 Food Safety Administration Full Text!

Rawesome Foods founder to be prosecuted under special environmental crimes unit in LA
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 4 - NaturalNews is now being told that the LA County District Attorney will not be prosecuting James Stewart and the other "conspirators" who were arrested yesterday for selling raw milk. Instead, a special "environmental crimes" prosecutor will reportedly be prosecuting the case, which now consists of 13 criminal charges, some of which are felony crimes.

In time of accelerating economic collapse, the police state targets health food buying clubs rather than real criminals
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 4 - One of the most astounding elements of yesterday's SWAT-style armed raid on Rawesome Foods in Venice, California is the simple fact that both California and the U.S. government are completely and utterly bankrupt...

Post-raid video features interviews of Rawesome Foods members; sense of dismay over police state destruction of natural food
After the raid, Troy leapt into action with his video camera to interview people who were protesting outside Rawesome Foods, including Mariel Hemingway
(, one of the most outspoken celebrity supporters of healthy living and wholesome foods.

YouTube: Train Running Through Market
Every morning, at the exact same time, a train runs through a market north of Bangkok. The vendors are given a one minute warning, and after the train passes, they promptly get back to work. Watch how the train runs over the food placed by the tracks.


Some of the paint jobs cost $15,000 and had to be repeated every 3 months as the cat's hair grows out. Must be nice to have $60,000 a year just to keep your cat painted!!

Satirical Mints Poking Fun at President Obama Yanked From Tennessee Bookstore
The University of Tennessee bookstore in Knoxville has decided to stop selling packages of breath mints poking fun at President Obama after a Democratic lawmaker complained.


Smartest Dog Ever: The Anti-Obama Dog (Comedy Genius)
Classic line from the owner: "He'll send you a stumulus check."

Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit (Hilarious Clip & It's A Real Product You Can Send To Friends)
Order the Obama BS Removal Kit to send anonymously to friends & family.

Today In History - Thursday - August 4, 2011
1753 - George Washington became a Master Mason.
1790 - The Revenue Cutter Service was formed. This U.S. naval task force was the beginning of the U.S. Coast Guard.
1821 - "The Saturday Evening Post" was published for the first time as a weekly.
1914 - Britain declared war on Germany in World War I. The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality.
1922 - The death of Alexander Graham Bell, two days earlier, was recognized by AT&T and the Bell Systems by shutting down all of its switchboards and switching stations. The shutdown affected 13 million phones.
1944 - Nazi police raided a house in Amsterdam and arrested eight people. Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was one of the people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death.
1949 - An earthquake in Ecuador destroyed 50 towns and killed more than 6000 people.
1954 - The uranium rush began in Saskatchewan, Canada.
1972 - Arthur Bremer was found guilty of shooting George Wallace, the governor of Alabama. Bremer was sentenced to 63 years in prison.
1977 - U.S. President Carter signed the measure that established the Department of Energy.
1987 - The Fairness Doctrine was rescinded by the Federal Communications Commission. The doctrine had required that radio and TV stations present controversial issues in a balanced fashion.
1987 - A new 22-cent U.S. stamp honoring noted author William Faulkner, went on sale in Oxford, MS. Faulkner had been fired as postmaster of that same post office in 1924.
1988 - U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi of New York was sentenced to prison. The conviction included charges of extortion, tax evasion, and acceptance of bribes in relation to the Wedtech scandal. Biaggi was paroled in 1990.
1989 - Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani offered to assist end the hostage crisis in Lebanon.
1990 - The European Community imposed an embargo on oil from Iraq and Kuwait. This was done to protest the Iraqi invasion of the oil-rich Kuwait.
1993 - Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell, Los Angeles police officers were sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for violating Rodney King's civil rights.
1994 - Yugoslavia withdrew its support for Bosnian Serbs. The border between Yugoslavia and Serb-held Bosnia was sealed.
1997 - Teamsters began a 15-day strike against UPS (United Parcel Service). The strikers eventually won an increase in full-time positions and defeated a proposed reorganization of the companies pension plan.
2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il pardoned two American journalists, who had been arrested and imprisoned for illegal entry earlier in the year.

World News

Survey: Somalia heads terrorism risk, South Sudan in top 5
(Reuters) - Somalia is most at risk from terrorist attack, followed by Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan and the new nation of South Sudan, according to a ranking by global analysts Maplecroft.

Switzerland Desperately Tries To Control Its Currency
Swiss authorities are attempting to control the escalating value of the Swiss Franc, reports The Guardian.

Mubarak Denies All Charges Against Him
Incarcerated within a court cage, the former Egyptian president lying on a stretcher denied all the charges before the judge.

REVEALED: 72 Organizations Targeted In The Biggest Cyber Attack In History
Looks like China is behind it.

Sweating over scan - new airport body scanner doesn't like perspiration
The second person to use the new machine, part of a $6 million trial, triggered the alarm three times. Security staff blamed the passenger's armpits for upsetting the machine.

The Weird Story Of The Swedish Man Who Tried To Build A Nuclear Reactor In His Kitchen
The 31-year-old tells the paper that he was able to buy radioactive waste from foreign companies and picked apart the components in a smoke detector...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

USDA announces recall of 36M lbs of ground turkey .
The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a death in California and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses. Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast.

City Defends Closing Kids' Lemonade Stands
CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Police in Coralville shut down at least three lemonade stands run by children over RAGBRAI weekend, according to KCRG TV.

Report warns Amtrak vulnerable
A new report by the DHS Inspector General warns that Amtrak is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, despite the $1 billion that has already been spent to bolster security...

60% Of Car Seats Contain Toxic Chemicals
A Michigan-based study found dangerous chemicals in a range of child car seats sold in Michigan. The Ecology Center tested over 150 infant, convertible, and booster car seats sold in Michigan and found that while some are virtually free of the most dangerous chemicals, others are saturated.

U.S. Air Force Pulls 'Jesus Loves Nukes' Training
"The Air Force has suspended decades-old Bible-centric ethics training intended to make Christian officers comfortable with the possible use of nuclear weapons." "The "ethics" training—imparted by USAF chaplains—uses many passages of the Old and New Testament to justify the use of atomic weapons to obliterate innocent populations (aka the enemy).

Multiple Military Train Convoys Filmed In Oregon As Domestic Troop Movements Continue To Skyrocket Amid Super Congress Tyranny
The Intel Hub August 2, 2011 In the last month and a half, The Intel Hub has received hundreds of credible tips from citizens who witnessed and or photographed domestic military/foreign movements within The United States.

White House explores options on FAA shutdown
(Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it was looking at ways to end a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has halted airport construction projects employing thousands of people and extended the summer's political battles.

U.S. seriously probing News Corp 9/11 hacking report
(Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder will reassure families of September 11 victims when he meets them later this month that the Justice Department is seriously investigating allegations that News Corp reporters tried to hack victims' phones.

Tea Party groups see Medicare overhaul chance
(Reuters) - With Medicare at the top of lawmakers' fall agenda, Tea Party movement leaders hope to ignite support for Republican plans to transform the popular federal healthcare program for the elderly.

Pentagon Plan to Monitor Activists On Facebook and Twitter
The New York Times and the Washington Post have posted articles detailing a plan by the Pentagon to detect and track popular ideas on social networks.

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance
Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.

The 10 Worst Things About Rick Perry (And Why It Would Be Really Bad If He Runs for President)
Rick Perry hasn't officially declared his candidacy, but ads are already on the air in Iowa. Here's why you should be worried he might run for president.

Oath Keepers To Muster Quartzsite Arizona August 27 2011
The purpose of this Muster is to support the courageous stand against alleged corruption within that town’s Police Department by ten police officers of the Quartzsite, Arizona Police Department. The ten officers are currently under “administrative leave”, and at least two of them have had their employment in Quartzsite Police Department terminated.


"Sudden And Unexpected" Burst Of Downsizing Causes Layoffs To Explode Nearly 60% In July
July was a HUGE month for layoffs according to a survey from Challenger.

Gold to hit $2,000 before year end
Gold at $2,000? I didn’t used to think so – but now I am not so sure. In fact, I’m almost convinced it will happen before the year is out.

Is This a Great Environment for Gold Stocks?
At the same time, with the government cutting back spending, the Federal Reserve is likely to try and save the day again. Their dollar-abusing ways could go straight to benefiting gold and gold stocks, even as the rest of the market stays stuck in a slump.

US borrowing tops 100% of GDP: Treasury
US debt shot up $238 billion to reach 100 percent of gross domestic project after the government's debt ceiling was lifted, Treasury figures showed Wednesday.

Commodities to Withstand Slower Growth, Buy Gold, JPMorgan Tells Investors
Gold may jump to a record $1,800 an ounce by yearend, while copper revisits $10,000 per metric ton, Colin P. Fenton and Matthew Lehmann wrote in a report yesterday. The global copper market “is tight as demand continues to outstrip supplies...

China Wastes No Time in U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade
While Standard & Poor's mulls over a U.S. credit rating downgrade, China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. wasted no time cutting its U.S. debt outlook, signaling Asia's lack of faith in the declining U.S. dollar. Dagong yesterday (Wednesday) cut its U.S. credit rating to A from A+ with a "negative" outlook. The agency said the U.S. debt deal failed to correct the country's budget issues, and the $2.4 trillion debt-ceiling increase will further erode the country's ability to reduce debt in coming years.

Stocks Stage Huge Turn Around, As The QE3 Talk Begins For Real
People have been speculating about the prospects for QE3 since before QE2 even got off the ground. And with the recovery sputtering and stocks plummeting, the drumbeat has gotten even louder.

China Joins Russia in Blasting U.S. Borrowing
China, the largest foreign investor in U.S. government securities, joined Russia in criticizing American policy makers for failing to ensure borrowing is reined in after a stopgap deal to raise the nation’s debt limit.

Analysis: Obama and Bernanke out of ammo to boost jobs, growth
(Reuters) - The United States has a jobs problem and there's not a lot President Barack Obama or Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can do about it.

Lieberman: We have to cut Social Security to pay for fighting 'the Islamist extremists'
In a sane world, when Sens. Joe Lieberman and Tom Coburn came together to create some grand policy solution, they'd get a pat on the head and be ignored. Unfortunately, no matter how truly disastrous their ideas are, they are being embraced.

Barton Biggs: Buy Stocks Aggressively, And Get Ready For A "Different Kind Of QE3"
On The Fed, he expects a "different QE3": Buying mortgages and also single-family homes!

11 Big Things Worrying Hedge Funder John Burbank
Passport Capital’s John Burbank is one of the better macro thinkers out there today. In a recent client letter (via Distressed Debt Investing) he described what he believes are the greatest risks in the markets today.

Housing Market

Bank of America Said to Be Seeking Separate Home Mortgage Foreclosure Deal
Bank of America Corp. (BAC) has held settlement negotiations with some states over home foreclosures separately from talks with a larger group of state and federal officials, two people familiar with the matter said.

The 20 year financial depression in American real estate. Why housing will remain a poor investment well into 2020
20 million Americans are out of work, working part-time but wanting full-time gigs, or have dropped out of the labor force yet the economy is fine. The public needs to ask, “the economy is fine for what group of people?” The housing market is locking in a lost decade when it comes to values. How will the fragile psychology of people change when home prices enter a 20 year bear market?

Energy & Environment

Massive Tar Sands Pipeline Protest to Hit White House this Month
If you have even a fleeting passion for the environment, you probably already know what a monstrosity Canada's tar sands are. It's been dubbed the "most environmentally destructive project on Earth".

Southeast crabs show high PSP toxin levels
State officials say processors obtaining crab from North Lynn Canal, including Chilkat Inlet, Chilkoot Inlet and Lutak Inlet, must eviscerate them. They also say crabs obtained in that area cannot be sold whole until further notice.

Science and salmon
Eight senators from salmon-fishing states warn the Food and Drug Administration against spending money to study whether genetically modified salmon are safe. There's plenty to debate, but squelching scientific inquiry isn't the answer.

Science & Technology

In China, Apple Is "Like The Communist Party"
Apple conquered China at least in part by learning to think like the Communist Party, writes Foreign Policy in a story.


9 Sun Protective Foods
When we consume many of these plant-derived antioxidants, these natural agents provide protection to the cells of our bodies, including skin cells. By eating certain foods, especially those that are brightly colored...

TAKE ACTION! The FDA’s Scheme to Reclassify Nutrients as Drugs
The FDA and Senator Durbin’s latest attack against the dietary supplement industry should leave consumers for natural health options at affordable prices up in arms. This attack will target some of the most popular...

Scientists find new superbug strain of salmonella
(Reuters) - Scientists have identified an emerging "superbug" strain of salmonella that is highly resistant to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, often used for severe salmonella infections, and say they fear it may spread around the world.

America's Most Depressed, Unhealthy And Lethargic City Is Huntington, West Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- About one in three residents living in the Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio metropolitan area (32.1%) say they have been diagnosed with depression by a doctor or nurse

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

BREAKING NEWS: Multi-agency armed raid hits Rawesome Foods, Healthy Family Farms for selling raw milk and cheese
(NaturalNews) A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted this morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff's Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).

NaturalNews publishes Rawesome Foods raid search warrant; reveals government agents violated search guidelines
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 3 - The recent act of government-sponsored terrorism against Rawesome Foods in Venice, California was authorized by a woman named Michelle LeCavalier. She signed the warrant which stated that she believed there...

Photos from Rawesome Foods raid prove government agents illegally stole entire inventory of buyer's club
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
August 4 - NaturalNews is now publishing some of the very first photos taken in the aftermath of the Rawesome Food raids, which involved a multi-agency raid against Rawesome Foods for selling unpasteurized milk and raw...

Massive public protest announced against government-sponsored terrorism of Rawesome Foods in California
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 3 - As promised, a massive public protest is now being announced to give the members of the public an opportunity to voice their outrage against today's arrest of three raw foods advocates who are all being charged...

Trio of Los Angeles raw food advocates reportedly charged with raw milk conspiracy (update 1)
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 3 - The raid on Rawesome Foods by a combined force of agents from the FDA, LA County Dept of Agriculture, CDC and the LA County Sheriff's office wasn't the only SWAT-style armed raid that took place today. Sharon...

Rawesome Food raid videos begin to emerge from the scene where federal terrorists vandalized raw milk business
By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor August 3 - From the SWAT-style armed raid on the raw milk buying club known as Rawesome Foods, clandestine video footage is starting to emerge. Although the footage is shaky and low quality (from a cell phone), it shows...

Ron Paul Introduces Bill To Protect Raw Milk Sellers
On May 11, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, introduced H.R. 1830, the Unpasteurized Milk Bill, which would end the FDA’s ban and permit the sale of raw milk across state lines.

Ron Paul Campaign Announces ‘Farmers for Ron Paul’ Coalition
ANKENY, Iowa– The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign today announced the national “Farmers for Ron Paul” coalition to energize voters in America’s unrivaled agricultural sector.

US to propose ammonium nitrate regulations
Ammonium nitrate is one of the most common farm fertilizers in the world... As it's proposed, the "Ammonium Nitrate Security Program" would require those who purchase, sell or transfer at least 25 pounds of the chemical in the U.S. to register with the government so that they may be screened against U.S. terror watch lists...


South African 'Lion King' Is Like One Of The Pride
Animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, has struck up a remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa. Sky's Africa Correspondent Emma Hurd reports. More here.

Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time
This 15 minute video is from 1976 and shows a tribe in Papua New Guinea encountering white people for the first time. The reactions going from fear to wonder to curiosity to joy are incredible to behold.


VIDEO: How To Clear ALL The Crooks Out Of Washington In Less Than 30 Seconds - Guaranteed!
Some lunchtime humor.

Today In History - Wednesday - August 3, 2011
1750 - Christopher Dock completed the first book of teaching methods. It was titled "A Simple and Thoroughly Prepared School Management."
1880 - The American Canoe Association was formed at Lake George, NY.
1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. was founded.
1914 - Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.
1923 - Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the U.S. after the sudden death of President Harding.
1933 - The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of $2.75.
1936 - The U.S. State Department advised Americans to leave Spain due to the Spanish Civil War.
1943 - Gen. George S. Patton verbally abused and slapped a private. Later, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered him to apologize for the incident.
1956 - Bedloe's Island had its name changed to Liberty Island.
1988 - The Iran-Contra hearings ended. No ties were made between U.S. President Reagan and the Nicaraguan Rebels.
1988 - The Soviet Union released Mathias Rust. He had been taken into custody on May 28, 1987 for landing a plane in Moscow's Red Square.
1989 - Hashemi Rafsanjani was sworn in as the president of Iran.
1990 - Thousands of Iraqi troops pushed within a few miles of the border of Saudi Arabia. This heightened world concerns that the invasion of Kuwait could spread.
1992 - The U.S. Senate voted to restrict and eventually end the testing of nuclear weapons.
1992 - Russia and Ukraine agreed to put the Black Sea Fleet under joint command. The agreement was to last for three years.
1994 - Arkansas executed three prisoners. It was the first time in 32 years.
1995 - Eyad Ismoil was flown from Jordan to the U.S. to face charges that he had driven the van that blew up in New York's World Trade Center.
2004 - In New York, the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public. The site had been closed since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
2004 - NASA launched the spacecraft Messenger. The 6 1/2 year journey was planned to arrive at the planet Mercury in March 2011.
2009 - Bolivia became the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.

World News

Europe on brink of ‘Major Financial Collapse’ says Guggenheim CIO
Europe is a “train wreck” and on the “brink of a major financial crisis,” Scott Minerd, CIO of the fixed-income firm Guggenheim Partners, told CNBC Tuesday. “The way Europe is operating right now, it’s what I called recently ‘cognitive dissonance,’” Minerd said, or “basically doing the same thing thinking they’re going to get a different outcome.

War to go on even if NATO bombing ends: Gaddafi camp
TRIPOLI/ZLITAN, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's camp has vowed to push on with its war against rebels whether or not NATO stops its bombing campaign, leaving little room for diplomacy to end the five-month conflict.

Madsen Cites Mossad in Norway Terror
State-sponsored terrorism is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica as the “systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective [and] is employed by governments — or more often by factions within governments — against that government’s citizens, against factions within the government, or against foreign governments or groups.”

UN inches towards censuring Syria
Assad forces' crackdown on protesters continues as security council considers condemning violence

The Truth Behind Syria's Unrest
"Mostly Unarmed" Means Armed.

7/7 survivors end battle for public inquiry into bombings
Lawyer says clients drop bid as successful challenge against government unlikely and to avoid 'further unnecessary distress'

Hamburg rejects Facebook facial recognition
The Hamburg data protection authority on Tuesday ruled that Facebook’s facial recognition feature, which attempts to identify people in photos uploaded to the site, violates German privacy laws.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

76 illnesses linked to ground turkey
The government is scrambling to find the source of a salmonella outbreak likely linked to ground turkey that has killed one and sickened dozens more.

NASA confirms part of space shuttle Columbia found in Texas lake
NASA confirms that an object found in drought-stricken Lake Nacogdoches is from space shuttle Columbia.

Woodpecker-Saving Girl's Mother Gets Fined $500
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- Eleven-year-old aspiring veterinarian, Skylar Capo, sprang into action the second she learned that a baby woodpecker in her Dad's backyard was about to be eaten by the family cat.

Oklahoma woman battles against REAL ID
An Oklahoma woman has sparked a federal controversy after she refused to renew her driver's license; in February Beach was pulled over by law enforcement officials in Norman, Oklahoma and ticketed for driving with an expired license and she is now fighting that ticket as part of a larger campaign against REAL ID.

FBI Needs Constitutional Law 101, Not "Islam 101"
Last week, Wired’s Spencer Ackerman reported on a FBI document released through an ACLU document request that the agency uses to train new recruits on best practices for “successful interviews/interrogations with individuals from the M.E. [Middle East].” As Ackerman concludes, the training document “presents much information that has nothing to do with crime and everything to do with constitutionally-protected religious practice and social behavior.”

CIA's Alleged Human Guinea Pigs Can't Sue
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge granted the CIA's request to be dismissed from a case in which U.S. veterans say the government used them as human guinea pigs in Cold War-era drug experiments. The veterans can't sue the CIA because they can't prove they took "secrecy oaths," U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled.

Federal judge: CIA not in contempt for destroying interrogation tapes
New York (CNN) -- A federal judge on Monday rejected arguments that the CIA should be held in contempt for destroying videotapes allegedly showing the torture of detainees during interrogations.

YouTube: Ron Paul: What if the American People Woke Up?
Ron Paul: I have a few questions for my colleagues. What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others...

Justice Department Sues Alabama Over Controversial Immigration Law
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Alabama's new controversial immigration law, essentially fighting Alabama on grounds similar to its legal battle with Arizona over that state's controversial law.

VIDEO: DEA agents traumatize family during raid on wrong house
“As soon as I opened the door, somebody grabbed me and took me outside and put me on the grass,” Ramsey Tossa told Fox 2′s Alexis Wiley. “The first thing I thought was they were terrorists who want to kill me because I served in Iraq.”


Opponents Of Debt Hike to be Barred From “Super Congress”
Senators who voted against the debt ceiling hike will be barred from being on the panel of the unconstitutional “Super Congress,” as the Washington elite ensures all roadblocks to crippling tax increases and other planned assaults on the constitution are removed.

Former Comptroller General: “Sudden And Very Painful” Economic Collapse Is Coming
The United States is just three years away from becoming Greece.

Gerald Celente: “Economic Martial Law Will Be Declared”
In his latest quarterly Trends Journal (Summer 2011), Gerald Celente provides us another “history of the future,” in which he discusses global economic, monetary, and political events as they happen and what their consequences will be for months, years and decades to come.

House Roll Call: How they voted on debt-limit bill
The 269-161 roll call Monday by which the House passed the compromise bill to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default.

Pentagon lands extra $50 billion out of debt deal
Out of a bill that was supposed to cut government spending and waste wherever it is found, lawmakers managed to cobble together an additional $50 billion for the U.S. Defense Department's budget, using an accounting trick to disguise the move.

Gold soars to record on poor U.S. outlook, debt worry
Aug 2 - (Reuters) - Gold surged over 2 percent to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors sought a safe haven from sliding stock markets, a sputtering economy and a potential downgrade of the top-notch U.S. credit rating.

The Obama market: A 265 point collapse
Deja vu all over again as Obama and Reid talk taxes, shared sacrifice and QE3!

U.S. Faces First Downgrade on Debt, Slowdown: Moody’s
Moody’s Investors Service said the U.S. credit rating may be downgraded for the first time on concern that fiscal discipline may ease, further debt reduction measures won’t be adopted and the economy may weaken.

Rep. Paul introduces bill to cancel $1.6T in debt held by Federal Reserve
Paul has argued for the last few weeks that the idea represents a quick way to make the growing fiscal crisis more manageable. Under his bill, H.R. 2768, the $1.6 trillion that the Treasury owes to the Federal Reserve would disappear.

Solving Problems the American Way
No one in the world is more in love with getting deeply into debt than the United States government. Europe and Japan are not far behind in what has become a one-way street into the hell of deep debt. This hell comes only after one has enjoyed what the debt at first buys and brings to our individual and then collective lives. Bob Chapman writes...

Ron Paul Sounds Alarm on “Disturbing” Super Congress
Congressman Ron Paul warns that the all-powerful new “Super Congress” created by the vote on the debt ceiling will be used to fast-track tax increases while concentrating more power over the nation’s purse strings in the hands of the Washington elite.

YouTube: Timeline of Government Growth
The creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 was the actual beginning of the "debt".

YouTube: China Agency To Lower U.S. Credit Rating
China's only independent credit agency set to downgrade U.S. credit rating again. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

Housing Market

A 96-Year-Old's Mortgage Fraud Nightmare
Lillie Mae Washington may have been conned into an outrageous mortgage by a firm that had its license revoked. Ocwen Financial wants to evict her anyway.

Why Are Banks Bulldozing Foreclosures?
The motivation here is pretty straightforward. They get out of ongoing maintenance costs and taxes that they would have to pay as long as the property remains on the market. But the even better news is that the banks can often write-off these properties as a result.

Energy & Environment

Vermont finds contaminated fish as nuclear debate rages
NEW YORK, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Vermont health regulators said on Tuesday they found a fish containing radioactive material in the Connecticut River near Entergy's (ETR.N) Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant which could be another setback for Entergy to keep it running.

End Times? Texas Lake Turns Blood-Red
The color has some apocalypse believers suggesting that OC Fisher is an early sign of the end of the world, but Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody look is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water.

World Largest Wildfire Finally Put Out: Las Conchas Blaze 100% Contained
It’s official. The largest recorded wildfire in New Mexico history is now completely out. Forest fire officials on Tuesday (Aug. 2) announced in their incident report that the Las Conchas fire is 100 percent contained after welcome rain greatly assisted firefighting efforts.

World's driest desert hit by snow, rain
July came and went with major storms that together dumped more than five times the annual average of rain and snow on parts of the world's driest desert.

Environmental board OK’s hearings to overturn NM’s “cap and trade” rules
Just eight months after the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) passed a landmark “cap and trade” agreement and seven months after it passed a regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the EIB on Monday (Aug. 1) unanimously approved a number of motions calling for hearings to repeal those regulations.

Fatal Radiation Levels At Fukushima Now 'Off The Scale'
LETHAL LEVELS OF radiation have been discovered in areas of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant almost five months after it was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami.

New EPA-approved DuPont herbicide linked to widespread killing of trees, authorities unconcerned
(NaturalNews) The DuPont chemical company recently received approval from the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for its new herbicide Imprelis (aminocyclopyrachlor), which has been alleged as an "environmentally friendly" alternative to other herbicides...

Science & Technology

Biggest-ever series of cyber attacks uncovered, UN hit
Security experts have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organizations including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world.

Google acquires facial biometric company
Google already uses many of the PittPatt’s technology in its products including Image Search, YouTube, Picasa, and Goggles. The move is contradictory to Google’s previous actions and statements as the company developed and then later abandoned facial biometric technology due to privacy concerns.


Ten reasons why leafy greens are the power players on any plate
The famous cartoon character of the 1930's, Popeye the sailor man, would frequently find himself being handily beaten by his nemesis, Bluto. In those dark and desperate moments, Popeye would heartily devour several cans of spinach and subsequently...

Could Microwaves Be Associated With Children's Asthma?
Exposure to electromagnetic fields has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer and immune system and reproductive abnormalities, and now the latest research adds another concern to the list: childhood asthma.

Law experts speak out - academics who "guest author" medical journal articles guilty of fraud
(NaturalNews) Back in 2008, Mike Adams sounded an alarm about something the mainstream media seemed to know little about -- Big Pharma companies had long been paying in-house writers to ghostwrite scientific research articles then paying (Adams called...

Melatonin is the super sleep hormone
(NaturalNews) Healthy sleep cycles are one of the greatest practices to maximize health and optimize daily performance. Melatonin is a super hormone that is produced in the body and helps initiate the sleep cycle.

VIDEO: Channel 5 WEWS Introduces Sleep Aid Glasses
Cleveland's WEWS Channel 5 Consumer Reporter Angie Lau introduces LowBlueLights Sleep Glasses to the market as she interviews Dr. Richard Hansler. Since this 2007 segment aired, sales of glasses have soared into the thousands as insomnia sufferers continue to discover the great benefits that can be gained by using our innovative sleep glasses and other natural sleep products.

NDI Draft Guidance is a Big, Fat Gift to Big Pharma
Want to let the drug industry take your favorite supplements off the market, patent them, and sell them back to you—by doctor’s prescription only—for 10 or 100 (or even more) times what you’re paying now?

Think Healthy, Eat Healthy: Scientists Show Link Between Attention and Self-Control
You're trying to decide what to eat for dinner. Should it be the chicken and broccoli? The super-sized fast-food burger? Skip it entirely and just get some Rocky Road? Making that choice, it turns out, is a complex neurological exercise. But, according to researchers...

Nation’s Health Care Bill To Nearly Double By 2020
The federal health law, which will expand coverage to 30 million currently uninsured Americans, will have little effect on the nation's rising health spending in the next decade, a government report said today.

Industry-funded study flawed: ADHD, stimulant drugs linked to heart disease and death, says doctor
(NaturalNews) A major study recently published in the journal Pediatrics -- and republished by countless other medical and mass media sources -- made the bold claim that stimulant drugs like those used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

Control anxiety and mood swings naturally with correct diet and minerals
Anxiety manifests itself differently in people, but symptoms may include a lack of energy, mental confusion, dizziness, fears or irritability. Eating the correct foods and taking certain supplements have aided many sufferers to combat anxiety...

Five lies self-made victims tell themselves
(NaturalNews) It's a harsh title and at the risk of sounding harsher still, I should say that self-made victims go well beyond telling themselves the following lies. They tell themselves with the passion of a preacher. They feel them with such conviction...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides 'trespass' and contaminate their fields
Minnesota's Star Tribune has reported that the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that a large organic farm surrounded by chemical-laden conventional farms can seek damages for lost crops, as well as lost profits, caused by the illegal trespassing of pesticides and herbicides on its property.


Rate your priest on new Website
Reuters Oddly Enough - You can rate your restaurant meal, your make-up, your teacher online and now in Germany your priest.

Today In History - Tuesday - August 2, 2011
1776 - Members of the Continental Congress began adding their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.
1791 - Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint patent for their nail-making machine.
1824 - In New York City, Fifth Avenue was opened.
1858 - In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes were installed along streets.
1861 - The United States Congress passed the first income tax. The revenues were intended for the war effort against the South. The tax was never enacted.
1876 - "Wild Bill" Hickok was killed (shot from behind) while playing poker in Deadwood, SD. Jack McCall was later hanged for the shooting.
1892 - Charles A. Wheeler patented the first escalator.
1934 - German President Paul von Hindenburg died. His successor was Adolf Hitler.
1938 - Bright yellow baseballs were used in a major league baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cardinals. It was hoped that the balls would be easier to see.
1939 - Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging the U.S. to have an atomic weapons research program.
1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act. The act prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns.
1943 - The U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, sank after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. The boat was under the command of Lt. John F. Kennedy.
1964 - The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1974 - John Dean was sentenced to 1-4 years in prison for his involvement in the Watergate cover-up.
1983 - U.S. House of Representatives approved a law that designated the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagon on November 2.
1988 - U.S. military investigators concluded that "crew errors" were the cause of the shooting down of an Iranian passenger jet on July 3, 1988.
1990 - Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices by exceeding production quotas set by OPEC.
1995 - China ordered the expulsion of two U.S. Air Force officers. The two were said to have been caught spying on military sights.
1999 - In eastern India, at least 278 people were killed when two trains collided at a station.

World News

The Missing Security Tapes From The World Trade Center
So why should the world care? At this point, it is most critical for Americans to stop politicians in Washington from using 9/11 for grandstanding and personal ambitions. The War on Terrorism has perpetrated a fraud on all of us.

Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley: ‘NATO declares international anarchy’
Press TV talks with Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, an author and historian to discuss the latest developments in Libya.

Libya: What America's Media Won't Report
America's media staunchly back all US imperial wars, regurgitating officials lies as truths. Moreover, they never explain their illegality or daily crimes of war and against humanity against civilians, as well as non-military related infrastructure and other sites.

Western-funded groups continue to destabilize Syria
Today there are, yet again, unverified reports from so-called activist groups clashing with Syrian security forces and anti-government protestors. According to activists and human rights groups, the number is either “at least 100 civilians” or “at least 80 people” depending on which source you refer to.

UK Police Tells Public To Report Anti-Government Beliefs As Terrorism
The London Metropolitan Police is encouraging businesses and the general public to immediately report anyone who holds anti-government political beliefs to the authorities as terrorists, calling on people to become volunteer informants as the state prepares for widespread social unrest.

Suspected Norway gunman demanded government's resignation during interrogation
OSLO -- Self-confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik said Norway's government must resign and the country's king abdicate the throne before he would discuss the details of his bombing and shooting spree, public broadcaster NRK reported. Breivik...

Chinese Nuclear Accident Alleged
A nuclear submarine in the port of Dalian in northern China has suffered an accident and is leaking radiation, according to a former Japanese fighter pilot-turned-blogger.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

64 Percent of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Happened on Obama’s Watch
( - At least 1,019 U.S. troops have died in and around Afghanistan since President Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, according to’s count, which runs through July 31, 2011.

Rupert Murdoch given $27M no-bid contract from state Department of Education
More than a dozen private firms wanted to work on a project like the one the state Education Department is set to award to a Rupert Murdoch-owned company in a $27 million no-bid contract.

Under cover of debt crisis, Senate looks to extend telco spying immunity
Legislation which changed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to give U.S. telecoms immunity from prosecution for participating in legally-ambiguous spying programs, isn't set to expire until 2012 -- but one group of U.S. Senators appears to see opportunity in crisis.

Congress to decide whether Super Congress could impose gun control
August 1, 2011 - Gun owner registration … bans on semi-automatic firearms … adoption of a UN gun control treaty -- all of these issues could very well be decided over the next 24 hours.

Obama Launches Gun Grab
This new mandate by the ATF– imposed without law via executive policy– clearly undermines the 2nd Amendment by conditioning the public that buying guns is illicit.


House OKs debt bill, Giffords brings down House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Crisis legislation to yank the nation past the threat of a historic financial default sped through the House Monday night, breaking weeks of deadlock. The rare moment of cooperation turned celebratory when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords strode in for the first time since she was shot in the head nearly seven months ago.

The Tent City of New Jersey: Desperate victims of the economic slump forced to live in makeshift homes in forest
In scenes reminiscent of the Great Depression these are the ramshackle homes of the desperate and destitute U.S. families who have set up their own 'Tent City' only an hour from Manhattan.

Predicting the Year-End Price of Gold
Many gold investors know that the price tends to be soft in the summer and then rise in the fall. While gold has powered to record highs this summer, I can demonstrate that in spite of this atypical pattern, $1,800 gold sometime this autumn is a very reasonable target.

Bank of Korea buys gold as dollar, euro lose clout
South Korea spent more than a billion dollars in its first gold purchase in more than a decade, as uncertainty about global growth and sovereign debt push central banks around the world to diversify foreign reserves. A brittle global economic recovery and precarious debt conditions in the United States and Europe have boosted the safe-haven appeal of gold, lifting bullion to a record high on Friday.

VIDEO: Council Of 13 To Rule America
August 1, 2011 - Freedom dies not with a bang, but a bureaucratic whimper.

Our Collpase is Assured........
Charlie McGrath from Wide Awake News talks on the coming economic collapse.

Jim Cramer accuses Obama of creating ‘tremendous fear’ and ‘panic’
After explaining all of the terrible things that would happen if the U.S. debt ceiling was not raised, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Sunday that all the “fear” and “panic” had actually been caused by President Barack Obama.

Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy
(Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.

$2.4 Trillion Would Be Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History
( - The bill to increase the federal debt limit that has been put before Congress today would increase that limit by up to $2.4 trillion, which would be the largest increase in the debt limit in U.S. history by a margin of half a trillion dollars...

Biden: Tea partiers like 'terrorists'
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit.

Super Congress Getting Even More Super Powers In Debt Deal
Under the new proposal, if the new legislative body, made up of six Democrats and six Republicans from both chambers, doesn’t come up with a bill that cuts at least $1.5 trillion by Thanksgiving, entitlement programs will automatically be slashed.

Middle classes to be hit by tax increase by the back door: Obama and Boehner face furious backlash
President Barack Obama awoke today to furious reaction to his last-minute debt deal, with experts slamming the agreement as a cruel means of hitting middle classes with tax hikes 'through the back door'.

Stocks Slide After Weak Manufacturing News
Stocks turned lower, erasing an early rally Monday after ISM manufacturing index hit its lowest level since July 2009 and amid worries the nation's rating may still be downgraded despite a debt deal.

Bank posts $11.5 billion profit, announces 30,000 job cuts
(Reuters) - HSBC will shed 30,000 jobs as it retreats from countries where it is struggling to compete, Europe's biggest bank said on Monday after it reported a surprise rise in first-half profit.

Bulldoze: The New Way To Foreclose
Increasingly, it appears banks are turning to demolition teams instead of realtors to rid them of their least valuable repossessed homes. Last month, Bank of American announced plans to demolish 100 foreclosed homes in the Cleveland area. The land is then going to be donated back to the local government authorities.

Energy & Environment

Biofuels and Tequila: Agave May Make a Suitable Ethanol Crop
Grab the lime and salt! Tequila may soon offer more than just delicious frozen margaritas. Researchers find that the agave plant, used to distill the famous Mexican spirit, may also serve as a biofuel crop to produce ethanol. "Agave has a huge advantage, as it can grow in marginal or desert land, not on arable land," and therefore would not displace food crops, says Oliver Inderwildi, at the University of Oxford.

YouTube: Smart Meters – You don’t have to get one!
Use the letter below to forbid smart meter installation (or modify the letter to demand the meter be removed)...

While we pride ourselves as a nation of clean water consumers and Environmental Protection Agency supporters, most Americans don’t know the half of what they drink.

Is HAARP Weather Mod Causing the Texas Drought?
If you follow dutchsince's posts on youtube you'll know the weather is being manipulated on a daily basis. Not only that, but the real weather situations are under-reported on a regular basis, such as the true size and scope of tectonic activity, including... More info here.

VIDEO: Russian scientists to explore link between Sun and natural disasters
MOSCOW - Some scientists believe bursts of solar activity cause natural disasters on our planet, but until now the star has been too difficult to reach or explore in any detail. Some Russian researchers think they have the solution.

Earthquake activity below El Hierro (volcano), Canary Islands, Spain
Recently El Hierro volcano of the Canary Islands has been experiencing a seismic swarm beneath it, which as of yesterday reached to over 700 events.

Science & Technology

New Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects from Human View
ScienceDaily - For the first time, scientists have devised an invisibility cloak material that hides objects from detection using light that is visible to humans. The authors acknowledge funding from the U.S. Army...

Mind-blowing: Today’s mind-controlled, mind-reading technologies
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but for the past few years, researchers have tapped into brain waves to control everything from video games to wheelchairs. They are beginning to use computers to decipher our thoughts, too.


Health Dept approves free birth control
WASHINGTON – Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

Big Pharma looks to capitalize on success of vitamin D by turning it into a 'drug' for kidney disease
(NaturalNews) Biopharmaceutical giant Rockwell Medical recently announced that it has acquired a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic, injectable form of vitamin D called Calcitriol, that it openly refers to as a "drug."

The cheapest, fastest, easiest way to detoxify the whole body, look younger and be healthier
(NaturalNews) Some years back I heard Bernard Jensen, one of our country's great nutritionists and author of over 50 books, tell the story of Samson, "the Saxon Giant." Samson was a weight lifter and wrestler who was brought to the United States by Florenz...

MSG hidden in variety of foods and contributing to illness
Despite common perception, the toxic food additive MSG is everywhere - not just in Chinese food! This taste enhancer is actually hidden under dozens of ingredient names in all sorts of processed foods, restaurant foods, beverages...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment
(NaturalNews) The proliferation of superweeds -- weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup formula -- continues to rise.

Today In History - Monday - August 1, 2011
1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded.
1834 - Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an emancipation bill.
1873 - Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car. The design was done for San Francisco, CA.
1876 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States.
1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.
1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later became the U.S. Air Force.
1914 - Germany declared war on Russia at the beginning of World War I.
1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.
1944 - In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.
1946 - In the U.S., the Atomic Energy Commission was established.
1953 - The first aluminum-faced building was completed. It was the first of this type in America.
1956 - The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.
1957 - The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was created by the United States and Canada.
1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened.
1975 - The Helsinki accords pledged the signatory nations to respect human rights.
1995 - Westinghouse Electric Corporation announced a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.
1998 - The U.S. books and music chain Borders opens its first European outlet with a 40,000-square-foot store on London's Oxford Street.
2006 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro turned over absolute power when he gave his brother Raul authority while he underwent an intestinal surgery.

World News

U.S. report justifies keeping troops in Iraq, points fingers at Iran
A conveniently timed report has emerged, months before the United States is supposed to pull 47,000 American troops out of Iraq. However, some officials in Iraq claim the report is exaggerated and that it is “not as bad as the report says it is.”

U.S. invests millions in effort to boost Obama's image in Israel
JERUSALEM — The United States has been pumping millions of dollars into Israel to help overcome the Jewish state's distrust of President Barack Obama.

James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers on Friday demanded that James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted
with a statement from two former executives....

A week later, Norway mourns 77 victims of massacre
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway began burying the dead on Friday, a week after an anti-Muslim extremist killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage. Mourners of all ages
vowed they would not let the massacre threaten their nation's openness and democracy....

Norway to fly last Libya mission
Norway will fly its last combat mission in Libya on Saturday, two days before the official end of its role in the Nato-led air war, an alliance official told AFP.

Nigeria parents risk jail for skipping polio drops
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Parents who do not allow their children to be vaccinated against polio now risk jail time for defying a government order aimed at ensuring that the disease is eradicated from Africa's most populous nation, authorities said Friday....

AP Exclusive: Insanity ruling not likely in Norway
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- It's unlikely that the right-wing extremist who admitted killing dozens in Norway last week will be declared legally insane because he appears to have been in control of his actions.

Iraq is MORE dangerous now than a year ago after resurgence in violence by Shi'ite militias
In his quarterly review to Congress, a top government adviser accused the U.S. military of glossing over the issue, just months before soldiers are due to leave the country.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Exclusive: ATF Intimidates Gun Owners With Home Visits
Even as it finds itself embroiled in a scandal that saw weapons being deliberately sent to criminal gangs in Mexico, the ATF has issued a letter ordering firearms dealers in border states to report sales of two or more semi-automatic rifles, and is following it up by harassing gun owners with intimidating home visits as well as threatening gun dealers to spy on their customers.

Cancer-stricken WTC worker gets $0 settlement check
The 51-year-old Queens man, who suffered sinus problems and then throat cancer after months of removing toxic debris from the World Financial Center, was relieved to get a check in the mail for his court settlement with Merrill Lynch, whose offices he had cleaned. But he was stunned when he saw the amount: $0.00.

Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental
The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. - the agency also pays him rent. Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency...

Quartzsite Town Council Broke Open Meeting Law, Says AG Horne
Phoenix, Arizona - July 29. 2011 - On Friday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne took the rare move to release some information about its investigation of incidents in Quartzsite, saying it's a "matter of unusual public interest."

Exposed: Secret Presidential Chemtrail Budget Uncovered, Congress Exceeds Billions To Spray Populace Like Roaches
Geoengineering has now been defined as: “the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change.” – The Royal Society 2009. Recently, the question has been asked, What In the World Are They Spraying? The documentary with the same name answers many of those questions. The question the world is now asking is “Who in the World Is Spraying Us?”

FEMA, Reagan Aides and the Secret Government
From 1982 to 1984, [Oliver] North assisted FEMA, the U.S. government’s chief national crisis-management unit, in revising contingency plans for dealing with nuclear war, insurrection or massive military mobilization.

Belvidere School District adopts random drug testing for middle school students
Belvidere School District students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades have more to worry about than finishing their summer reading before the start of school.

Think Metal Theft Can’t Happen To You?
One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States is metal theft. Copper, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel and scrap iron have become the desired target of thieves looking to make a quick buck. An increase in demand for these metals from Asian markets such as China and India has created a thriving international scrap trade, resulting in much higher prices.

VIDEO: Former Intel Chief: Call Off The Drone War (And Maybe the Whole War on Terror)
ASPEN, Colorado — Ground the U.S. drone war in Pakistan. Rethink the idea of spending billions of dollars to pursue al-Qaida. Forget chasing terrorists in Yemen and Somalia, unless the local governments are willing to join in the hunt. Blair mentioned that 17 Americans have been killed on U.S. soil by terrorists since 9/11 — 14 of them in the Ft. Hood massacre...

Pentagon to Use Genetic Code to Identify Perfect Soldier?
A report issued by a defense science advisory panel suggests that the Pentagon may begin collecting DNA from military personnel to identify the genome sequence that defines a good soldier.

CIA and FBI Tried to Get U.S. Lawyer to Betray Arab Clients
Federal agents from the FBI and CIA/FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force tried to get a distinguished international lawyer to inform on his Arab and Muslim clients in violation of their Constitutional rights to attorney-client privilege, this reporter has learned. When the lawyer refused, he said the FBI placed him on a "terrorist watch list."

Bush to Be in NYC to Mark 10th Anniversary of 9/11
The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include former President George W. Bush and a chance for victims' families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Related article here.


US leaders reach debt deal
After weeks of partisan wrangling, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached a deal Sunday night to raise the government's debt ceiling while cutting spending by about $2.4 trillion, avoiding a government default but setting the stage for months more of stormy debates over how Washington taxes and spends.

CHART SHOCK: The REAL Unemployment Rate Is 22%
It remains above 22% with the June update. Details from John William's Shadow Stats.

House passes Boehner debt ceiling plan; focus shifts to Senate
Washington (CNN) July 29, 2011 7:18 p.m. EDT -- The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday narrowly passed Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's the debt ceiling and slash government spending, sending the measure to Senate Democrats who have promised to immediately defeat it.

The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner
July 29, 2011 - Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes:

Rule: ‘Martial Law’ – Obama To Use Dictatorial Powers To Raise Debt Ceiling If Need Be
The Intel Hub Shepard Ambellas July 29. 2011 The U.S. debt is totally out of control — now sitting at $14.3 Trillion, raising the debt ceiling will only buy a little more time until a massive crash takes place and total chaos ensues (economic and physical), a total fall of the republic. The agenda seems to be to push for raising the debt limit ceiling...

Improving Mexican economy draws undocumented immigrants home from California
There are fewer undocumented immigrants in California – and the Sacramento region – because many are now finding the American dream south of the border. Mexico's unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent, compared with 9.4 percent joblessness in the United States.

OBAMACARE TAX: Medical Device Maker to Eliminate 1,200 Jobs
Boston Scientific Corp. said yesterday that it plans to eliminate 1,200 to 1,400 jobs worldwide during the next 2 1/2 years to free money for new investments, the Natick medical device maker’s second major round of cuts since last year.

Obama takes debt battle to TWITTER, loses more than 33,000 followers
Many members of the Twitterati took to the social media platform to voice their annoyance over the barrage of partisan tweets. A search for “@BarackObama unfollow” turned up scores of irritated posts.

Obama’s Final Loophole: The “Catastrophic Emergency” Clause?
Politico’s Ben White has pointed out something interesting, namely that while the 14th Amendment may or may not be practical under the current situation (especially not without a full blown constitutional crisis), one potential loophole that Obama may have comes from none other than former president Bush...

VIDEO: Gerald Celente: 'Deal or no debt deal, the debt still exists'
Summary: The debt standoff continues and still lawmakers cannot come to terms on a deal. August 2nd is the day that the US is supposed to default and many are concerned on how this will affect the US's AAA rating. Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal, tells us the numbers don't lie.

VIDEO: Rand Paul to John McCain: "I'd rather be a hobbit than a troll"
Rand Paul with Judge Napolitano. The “Lord of the Rings” metaphors crept into the debt-limit fight on Thursday, as tea-party heroes fired back at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who mocked members of the conservative grassroots movement as “tea-party hobbits.”

The U.S. Treasury has less cash on hand than Apple Inc.
Since Apple takes in more money than it spends and the U.S. government does the opposite, the company by now has considerably more cash on hand than Uncle Sam.

Fannie Mae to retroactively charge mortgage servicers for foreclosure delays
The government-sponsored enterprise sent an alert to servicers in the first quarter of 2011, saying it would issue fees going forward. But last week, under guidance from its regulator the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie alerted servicers it would levy fines for actions taken – or in this case not taken – in 2010.

Energy & Environment

Scientists Study Future Megathrust Earthquake In Pacific Northwest
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, USA, and British Columbia, Canada, could be among the hardest hit locations in the event of a future megathrust earthquake along the Pacific coast.

Cuba to drill for oil 70 miles from Florida coast - with 'second-tier' equipment
Sometime over the next three months, if all goes according to plan, Cuban workers on a Chinese-built, Spanish-owned rig will start drilling for oil in the mile-deep waters just off the north coast of Cuba, 70 miles from the Florida Keys. If the drill hits a major oil deposit—and all geologic signs indicate it will—the discovery will unleash a cascade of developments with profound political, environmental, and economic consequences.

South Dakota Dam Set To Burst Officials Warn
The Intel Hub Shepard Ambellas July 30, 2011 There is the potential for disaster as rising flood waters threaten to burst the White Lake Dam in Marshall County, SD. Emergency Management Officials fear...

Nuclear plant will wait to reopen
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) July 28, 2011 - The NRC must approve of the plan for inspections and repairs at Fort Calhoun, which remains under a low-level emergency status called a “notification of unusual event” because of the flooding. NRC officials promised to closely monitor the efforts to ensure the plant is safe and doesn’t represent a threat to the public.

Dramatic Video of Japan Tsunami
April 17, 2011 - We've seen a lot of of the tragic Japan , but this clip is the most horrifying yet. Entitled "South Sanriku -- Tsunami seen from Shizugawa High School," it's shot from high ground, but toward the end of the video you can see panicked residents running for their lives.

Science & Technology

Unbelievable Events in Antarctica
We only believe what we see with our own eyes and then even then, if we do not want to see something, we will not see it even if it’s there. Lately I have been taking virtual journeys down to the Antarctic Circle to the Neumayer Station, which has a 24/7 video cam set up and it is really hard to believe one’s eyes at what has been seen all the way down there in the underbelly of the world.

UPDATE: Al Gore’s “drowned polar bear” AIT source under investigation
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The recent suspension of Alaska wildlife biologist Charles Monnett is unrelated both to an article that he wrote about presumably drowned Arctic polar bears and to his scientific work, a federal official said Friday.

Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged
Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ “incognito” functions.


Ecstasy As Treatment for PTSD from Sexual Trauma and War? New Research Shows Very Promising Results
MDMA is gaining serious traction as a treatment option for soldiers and civilians suffering from crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ecstasy is gaining serious

Who Owns Your Genes? The Case Continues…
Today, a divided appellate court upheld patents on two human genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The ruling partially reverses a landmark decision by a federal district court in March 2010 that concluded that human genes cannot be patented.

The Flavor Of Your OJ Is A Chemically-Induced Mirage
There's a dirty secret in your glass of orange juice. Even though it says "not from concentrate," it probably sat in a large vat for up to year with all the oxygen was removed from it. This allows it to be preserved and dispensed all year-round. Taking out all the O2 also gets rid of all the flavor. So the juice makers have to add the flavors back...

Visiting a hospital far riskier than flying in an airplane
(NaturalNews) They say that flying is the safest way to travel, but who would have thought that it is even safer than visiting a hospital?
Yes it is, according to ...

Lavender Effective Against Drug Resistant Staph Infection, MRSA
Lavender has long been noted for its calming effects, but its benefits go far beyond that. It fights fungal infections and drug resistant bacteria with 100% effectiveness.

Niacin is a booster rocket for detoxification
There are several approaches for detoxifying yourself from heavy metals and other toxic materials. Enemas, chelating agents, fasting, and sauna are all open to one's preference. But there is a booster rocket to accelerate any detox method...

Keeping your colon clean
(NaturalNews) It is unfortunate that American doctors have contended for decades that the number of bowel movements an individual has is unrelated to health. They have convinced most of us that they are correct. Most people think that they are not constipated...

Guide to Pesticides in Produce - EWG releases new edition
Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, has released its latest edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The guide helps supermarket shoppers make healthier...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Agenda 21 Coming To A Farm Near You As Federal Government Moves To Ban Family Farms
The U.S. Department of Transportation in an Agenda 21 style order, has moved to essentially ban a large part of family farms. For hundreds of years family farms have been passed from generation to generation and it has been a way of life for younger family members to learn and work on their farms. New rules being prepared in Washington could change that forever.

Missouri law includes vegetables in definition of garbage feeding
Eric and Joanna Reuter at Chert Hollow Farm wanted to feed their pigs organic vegetable and fresh whey, but a state statute deems that to be illegal.

GMOs killing off Monarch butterflies, report finds
(NaturalNews) You have likely seen them dancing through the air and gracing the petals and leaves of various plants and shrubs. But a new study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity says that the popular Monarch butterfly,...


The National Debt Road Trip (Video Warning: Not For The Faint-Hearted Nor Those Who Prefer To Hide From The Truth)
Humorous, but also informative.


New hotel towels to be electronically tagged with traceable microchips
The days of hotel guests helping themselves to towels and robes when they check out could be a thing of the past as high tech gets in to the linen.

Dog Rabies Vaccine Fox News Investigation
The FOX 9 Investigators went undercover to find out if some clinics are taking financial advantage of pet owners by being vague about vaccines. For more information on pet vaccines click here.




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