The Power Hour Past News
Tuesday - December
31, 2013: - Today In
1775 - The British repulsed an attack by Continental
Army Generals Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at
Quebec. Montgomery was killed in the battle.
1857 - Britain's Queen Victoria decided to make
Ottawa the capital of Canada.
1862 - U.S. President Lincoln signed an act
admitting West Virginia to the Union.
1879 - Thomas Edison gave his first public
demonstration of incandescent lighting to an
audience in Menlo Park, NJ.
1891 - New York's new Immigration Depot was opened
at Ellis Island, to provide improved facilities for
the massive numbers of arrivals.
1897 - Brooklyn, NY, spent its last day as a
separate entity before becoming part of New York
1923 - In London, the BBC first broadcast the chimes
of Big Ben.
1929 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played
"Auld Lang Syne" as a New Year's Eve song for the
1946 - U.S. President Truman officially proclaimed
the end of hostilities in World War II.
1955 - General Motors became the first U.S.
corporation to earn more than one billion dollars in
a single year.
1961 - In the U.S., the Marshall Plan expired after
distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.
1974 - Private U.S. citizens were allowed to buy and
own gold for the first time in more than 40 years.
1978 - Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for
the final time from the embassy flagpole in
Washington, DC. The event marked the end of
diplomatic relations with the U.S.
1979 - At year end oil prices were 88% higher than
at the start of 1979.
1997 - Michael Kennedy, 39-year-old son of the late
U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was killed in a skiing
accident on Aspen Mountain in Colorado.
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin resigned.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was designated acting
1999 - Five hijackers left the airport where they
had been holding 150 hostages on an Indian Airlines
plane. They left with two Islamic clerics that they
had demanded be freed from an Indian prison. The
plane had been hijacked during a flight from
Katmandu, Nepal to New Dehli on December 24.
1999 - Sarah Knauss died at the age of 119 years.
She was the world's oldest person. She was born
September 24, 1880.
Day After Saudi Arabia Gives Record $3 Billion To Lebanese Army,
Lebanese Troops Fire At Syrian Warplanes
Zero Hedge - It was only yesterday [12/29/13] that Saudi Arabia pledged
a record $3 billion to prop up Lebanon's armed forces, in what the WSJ
described as "a challenge to the Iranian-allied Hezbollah militia's
decades-long status as Lebanon's main power broker and security force.
‘You can’t hide from these things’ – Secret NSA spy programs exposed at
conference in Germany
RT - Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum revealed what he calls
“wrist-slitting depressing” details about the National Security Agency’s
spy programs at a computer conference in Germany on Monday where he
presented previously unpublished NSA files.... “Basically the NSA, they
want to be able to spy on you. And if they have ten different options
for spying on you that you know about, they have 13 ways of doing it and
they do all 13. So that’s a pretty scary thing,” he said.
says over 3 million hectares of land too polluted to farm
StratRisks - About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s
farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official said on
Monday, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of
rapid industrial growth.
Syria: Testimony of Adra Survivors. Atrocities Committed by US-NATO
Global Research - The survivors of Adra town narrated their accounts of
the terrorist crimes and massacres which were committed by the armed
terrorist groups against the innocent residents of the town.
‘Israel wants Palestine obliterated’
Press TV - The Israeli regime is obliterating Palestine through its
continued expansionist policies while the world turns a blind eye to the
plight of Palestinians, says a political analyst.
VIDEO: UK to tighten security of US facilities
Press TV - The British Ministry of Defense is to set new restrictions
aimed at tightening the security of US military facilities believed to
be carrying out spying and drone activities from inside the UK.
Greece to exit EU/IMF bailout deal in 2014
RT - Greece will exit its EU-IMF bailout agreement in 2014, as
scheduled, and will require no further loans, Greek Prime Minister
Antonis Samaras said on Monday.
Volcano erupts in Indonesia, affects 19k
Press TV - National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo
Nugroho said on Tuesday that Mount Sinabung, located on the island of
Sumatra, erupted nine times late on Monday and Tuesday morning, spewing
lava and clouds of gas up to 7,000 meter in the air. “On Monday night,
19,126 people fled their homes, and we expect that number to rise,”
1000s evacuated after El Salvador volcano erupts
Press TV - The eruption occurred on Sunday in the eastern part of the
country and produced a column of gas and ash about five kilometers
(three miles) into the air, forcing residents to leave the area.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Navy: Six Months of Repairs to Drone-Struck Ship Will Cost $30
USNI News - The U.S. Navy ship that was struck by an errant
target drone will need an estimated six-months of repairs
costing around $30 million, according to a statement from the
Navy provided to USNI News on Monday.... The collision of the
Northrop Grumman BQM-74 target drone with the ship was part of a
test of the Navy’s Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT)
for the installation of the Chancellorsville’s Baseline 9 Aegis
FAA announces locations for future drone testing sites
RT - Drones are coming to America – the Federal Aviation
Administration announced on Monday the six states chosen to
develop test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles. Alaska, Nevada,
New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia were chosen by the
FAA as the agency moves towards integrating commercial drones
into American skies.
Fast and Furious: FBI Now Linked to Murder of U.S. Border Agent
New American - According to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson, the criminals
responsible for murdering border agent Terry were actually
working for the two FBI operatives at the center of the Obama
administration’s deadly plot to arm Mexican drug cartels.
Psychiatrist who treated Adam Lanza surrendered his license just
months before the Newtown massacre and is now living in New
Daily Mail - The recently concluded investigation into Newtown
killer Adam Lanza revealed that a psychiatrist who treated him
as a teen has since surrendered his license. Dr. Paul Fox once
held licenses to practice in Connecticut and New York but in
2012 he gave them both up in the face of charges he may have
crossed a line in his relationship with a patient.
10 Predictions For 2014
Activist Post - As this year comes to a close it is once again
time to reflect, learn from events, and plan for a new year with
13 American Milestones For 2013
Zero Hedge - Here is a look at the highs and lows Americans
reached this year, according to Pew's data.
State trooper can't have gun while off duty due to mental health
Live Leak - Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael L. Keyes is in an
odd situation. When on duty, he can carry a gun. Yet while off
duty, he is barred by law from possessing any firearms, because
seven years ago he suffered from deep depression, repeatedly
tried to kill himself by taking drugs and was involuntarily
committed for mental health treatment.
Conn. Gun Owners Line Up to Register Guns by January 1
New American - Residents in Connecticut were confronted with the
reality that their constitutionally protected rights are not
inalienable as they stood in long lines to register their
firearms. The registration is mandated by the state’s new gun
law set to go into effect on January 1, 2014.
VIDEO: Israel boycott angers NY lawmakers
Press TV - Two New York legislators say they will introduce a
bill to strip state aid from universities that take part in a
recent movement to boycott Israeli academic centers.
St. Louis to Become DUI “No Refusal Zone” – Driver Blood Tests
Gateway Pundit - St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce
and St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch threatened
to bring libel charges against those who spoke out falsely
against Barack Obama. The Obama goon squads were formed. Now
this… City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is establishing a DUI
“no refusal zone” inside the city limits of St. Louis. Starting
today, drivers may face a blood test without consent if they are
suspected of driving under the influence.
Dog shot by police in Holly Hill recovering
Volusia County News - Richard Stotlar said Lady, which he
rescued more than a year ago, is now stitched up and in pain
after being shot three times about midnight Friday on Elsie
Avenue in Holly Hill. “I was sitting in there, watching TV, and
all of a sudden we hear three gunshots,” Stotlar said.
Is Monsanto Using 4-H to Brainwash Your Children About GMOs?
Dr. Mercola - Monsanto is boasting its partnership with 4-H
programs by giving a shout-out to “National 4-H Week.” This is
not the first time Monsanto has used its clever propaganda to
influence our nation’s youth. The Council for Biotechnology
Information widely circulated a Biotechnology Basics Activity
Book for kids, a disturbing and brightly colored obvious intent
to 'educate' the children.
Stunnning Chart: Today’s Stock Market is Eerily Reminiscent of
shtfplan.com - The trajectory of our stock markets over the last
eighteen months has been eerily reminiscent of markets back in
1929, right before the crash that led to a decade’s long
depression in America.
Socialist Economist Predicts Soros and Crew Will Fleece the Rich
Kurt Nimmo - In a video produced by the Soros operation
MoveOn.org, former Clintonista and “political economist” Robert
Reich urges the Democrat horde to throw the tea party
Republicans out of Congress next year and start anew the
Is America About To Reach A Breaking Point? Anger Grows As
Unemployment Benefits Get Cut
Economic Collapse - In America today, there are close to 50
million people living in poverty and there are more than 100
million people that get money from the federal government every
month. As the middle class disintegrates, poverty is climbing to
Businesses brace for 'serious cuts' as city enacts
highest-in-nation $15 minimum wage
Fox News - On Jan. 1, an estimated 1,600 hotel and
transportation workers in SeaTac, Wash., will see their pay jump
to $15 an hour, a 60 percent increase from the state's $9.32
minimum wage. While many workers look forward to the higher pay,
employers are looking for ways to absorb the big increase in
labor costs. Some plan on eliminating jobs.
Wells Fargo reaches $591 million settlement with Fannie Mae over
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co will pay a net $541 million to
Fannie Mae to settle claims over defective home loans,
completing the government-controlled mortgage company’s efforts
to have banks buy back troubled loans made before the financial
Fukushima Radiation Hits US West Coast
Liberty Voice - The meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant is nearing its third anniversary and the disaster
and radiation are still being felt around the globe, most
recently in the North American west coast where the hit is being
felt by Canadians, Mexicans and US citizens alike.
Researchers find 7,300-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in
Al Jazeera - Scientists have found a more than 7,300-square-mile
ring of land and water contaminated by mercury surrounding the
tar sands in Alberta, where energy companies are producing oil
and shipping it throughout Canada and the U.S.
Global Warming Scientists Still Trapped In Record-Level
Kit Daniels - The scientific ship currently trapped in Antarctic
ice is carrying a team of climate change scientists who keep
harping the dangers of “global warming” even after multiple
rescue ships failed in their attempts to save them.
Former MSNBC Host Told Not to Warn Public About Fukushima
Paul Joseph Watson - Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur was told not
to warn the public about the danger posed by the meltdown at the
Fukushima nuclear plant during his time as a host on the cable
Chia Seeds: The Food That Can Prevent Heart Disease and Diabetes
Natural Blaze - Chia seeds are high in protein. Vegetable
sources of protein can give your body a break from the often
high-fat content of animal foods. Eating
chia seeds will give you a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty
acids, along with important vitamins and minerals.
5 Easy Ways to Elevate Your ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels (HDL)
Natural Society - Cholesterol isn’t all bad though. It is a
necessary, vital fat which our body utilizes for numerous
functions. Some comes from what we eat and some is made by our
own body via the liver. High
HDL levels actually protect your heart against disease.
Ring In The New Year With a Healthy Dose of Asparagus
Green Med Info - If you're planning to ring in the New Year with
a few celebratory drinks, here's a tip for protecting yourself
from paying the hangover price on New Year's Day.... According
to researchers at the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju
National University in Korea, an extract of asparagus contains
amino acids and minerals that may protect your liver cells
against toxins from alcohol. With a better functioning liver,
you just may be able to avoid the dreaded New Year's Day
Artificial Fruit Drink Creates Its Own Cancer Causing By-Product
Activist Post - It’s been more than 20 years since the FDA and
beverage industry first learned that sodium benzoate and citric
acid or ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) can create the carcinogen
benzene while in the bottle together. The public was informed
just seven years ago, and yet, many makers of artificial fruit
drinks and sodas still frequently (and shamefully) use these
ingredients in this risky combination on the market today, or
with variant formulas like potassium benzoate, which has the
Daily Toxin Intake: Just How Many Toxins Are You Accumulating?
Natural Society - A new infographic called the Chemical Ape
discussed just some of these chemicals and the impact they have.
The United States in all its twisted glory is likely the most
toxic with an estimated 70,000 such chemicals in commercial use,
many of which are untested on humans so we don’t even know the
Medicare rules create a booming business in hospice care for
people who aren't dying
Washington Post - [...] over the past decade, the number of
“hospice survivors” in the United States has risen dramatically,
in part because hospice companies earn more by recruiting
patients who aren’t actually dying, a Washington Post
investigation has found. Healthier patients are more profitable
because they require fewer visits and stay enrolled longer.
Carrot juice again: Curing an older woman's pelvis fracture
(NaturalNews) If you had serious doubts about an earlier Natural
News story on how a woman cured her cancer with carrot juice, as
recommended to her by another who had done the same, here's
another carrot juice story that should blow your mind.
All the latest science links vitamin D deficiency with breast
(NaturalNews) The reason for this is that, like many other cells
in the body, breast tissue cells bear special surface receptors
that are designed to absorb vitamin D. When this pro-hormone
attaches itself to these receptors, it essentially instructs
breast cells how to behave, including how to divide and
replicate in a healthy manner. Conversely, this same mechanistic
action is believed to help protect breast cells against
How can CoQ10 make it easier to quit cigarettes?
(NaturalNews) Are you experiencing chronic fatigue, numbing dull
pains or decreases in mental functions? This is not just about
smokers and the elderly, as this addresses every human being
whose heart beats one million times in ten days. It's time to
consider natural solutions to seemingly "complex problems."
NSA can hack WiFi devices from eight miles away
engadget.com - The NSA may have the ability to intercept data
from around the world, but we now know that it has some
impressive (and intimidating) equipment for snooping on nearby
targets. Security guru Jacob Appelbaum told those at the Chaos
Communications Congress this weekend that the NSA's big box of
tools includes Nightstand, a custom device that can compromise
WiFi networks for the sake of inserting spy software.
Sun ‘flips upside down’ while reversing magnetic poles
RT - The sun has undergone a “complete field reversal,” with its
north and south poles changing places as it marks the midpoint
of Solar Cycle 24.... While it may seem like the event could
have catastrophic repercussions for the galaxy, its effects are
actually more subtle, mostly interfering with space
exploration.“Cosmic rays are a danger to astronauts and space
probes, and some researchers say they might affect the
cloudiness and climate of Earth,” said Phillips.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification
trueactivist.com - Plants grown indoors have a variety of
benefits. Not only are they the ultimate in functional
decorating, but some well-placed greenery can brighten a space,
purify the air, and also create a more relaxing, restful
ambiance. Studies have also proven that bringing lush greenery
indoors can help reduce stress levels, relieve tension, and even
help one heal faster.
Prepper Basics: Oxygen Absorbers
Natural Blaze - The very first item I purchased for my food
storage pantry was a 25-pound sack of pinto beans. Of course
back then, I thought I would simply store the big bag in the
garage and let it sit there until I needed it – you know, set it
and forget it. Luckily, I did my research and learned first and
foremost that beans indeed have a shelf life and will turn as
hard as rocks if not properly packaged and maintained in a cool,
moisture free environment. Who knew?
Monday - December
30, 2013: - Today In
1853 - The United States bought about 45,000 square
miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the
1903 - About 600 people died when fire broke out at
the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, IL.
1919 - Lincoln's Inn, in London, admitted the first
female bar student.
1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(USSR) was formed.
1927 - The first subway in the Orient was dedicated
in Tokyo, Japan.
1935 - Italian bombers destroyed a Sweedish Red
Cross unit in Ethiopia.
1936 - The United Auto Workers union staged its
first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in
1940 - California's first freeway was officially
opened. It was the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting
Los Angeles and Pasadena.
1947 - King Michael of Romania abdicated in favor of
a Communist Republic. He claimed he was forced from
1953 - The first color TV sets went on sale for
1954 - James Arness made his dramatic TV debut in
"The Chase". The "Gunsmoke" series didn’t begin for
Arness until the fall of 1955.
1972 - The United States halted its heavy bombing of
1993 - Israel and the Vatican established diplomatic
1996 - About 250,000 striking workers shut down
vital services across Israel in protests against
budget cuts proposed by Prime Minister Netanyahu.
1997 - More than 400 people were massacred in four
villages in the single worst incident during
tension rise, Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3 billion
StratRisks - Saudi Arabia is giving the Lebanese army $3 billion in aid,
Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman said on Sunday, calling it the
largest grant ever to the country’s armed forces. Some of the money was
likely to be spent on weapons from France, Suleiman indicated in a
Taliban back in the saddle in Afghanistan by 2017 - leaked intel report
RT - Any success the US and its allies have enjoyed in Afghanistan in
the past three years will be dramatically reduced by 2017, even if a US
military presence remains in the country, according to a US intelligence
Israel approves release of Palestinian prisoners, new housing tenders
RT - Israel has approved the release of a third group of Palestinian
prisoners as part of US-brokered peace talks. However, Tel Aviv is
expected to once again announce new housing tenders in West Bank
settlements, despite international criticism.
Caught On Tape: Suicide Bombing In Russia's Fifth Largest Train Station
Kills 15, One Month Ahead Of Sochi Games
Zero Hedge - A suicide bombing has killed at least 14 people and injured
over 40 in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, raising concerns
about terrorism just over a month before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter
Olympic Games. The train station attacked today is one of the five
largest in Russia and is a major transit point for much of southern
Federal Court Gives Go-Ahead for Africans to Sue Nestle in U.S. over
Slave Labor Claims
AllGov - Nestle is facing allegations that it used cocoa plantations in
Africa that employed slave labor.
Traditional Danish Pastries Threatened By EU Cinnamon Ban
The Telegraph - The proposed ban followed plans by Denmark's food safety
agency to implement EU regulations aimed at limiting the amount of
coumarin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical found in the most
commonly used type of cinnamon, cassia.
Earth Biggest Volcano Discovered
The Guardian - The biggest volcano on Earth has been discovered. In fact
it is around the size of the state of New Mexico. This monster is
underwater and has been named Tamu Massif. It was discovered
approximately 1,000 miles off the eastern coast of Japan.
Volgograd Bombings Follow Saudi Threat to Attack Russia
Paul Joseph Watson - Twin blasts targeting a train station and a trolley
bus in the city of Volgograd which killed at least 31 people follow a
threat by Saudi Arabia to attack Russia using Chechen terrorists if
Moscow did not withdraw its support for President Assad in Syria.
VIDEO: Volgograd trolley blast: Terror attack hits southern Russia day
after railway station bombing
RT - A terrorist attack in the Russian city of Volgograd has killed at
least 10 passengers on a trolley bus. The explosion comes a day after a
suicide bombing in the city which killed 17 people and injured scores of
YouTube: The Truthseeker: Leaked US Regime Change Manual, Admits
Ukraine's its 'Playbook' (E31)
RT - Openly pro-Nazi rioters ripping up paving stones for weapons and
driving bulldozers at people get sweets from America's Asst. Secretary
of State, the surprisingly long list of countries where the US attempts
regime change under cover of 'human rights'; and George Clooney becomes
the Pentagon's sexy new weapon....
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Ex-CIA analyst: NYT Benghazi article ‘an effort to revive
discredited theory’ of anti-Islam video
Daily Caller - A former CIA analyst poured cold water over the
New York Times’ new report suggesting al-Qaida was not involved
in the September 11, 2012 attack against American targets in
Benghazi, Libya — calling the article “an effort to revive this
discredited theory that the anti-Islam video was behind it.”
Don’t Let Other Countries Declare War For America
reason.com - The American people should know that pending right
now in Congress is a bipartisan bill that would virtually commit
the United States to go to war against Iran if Israel attacks
the Islamic Republic.
US judge rules NSA phone surveillance program is legal
RT - Judge Pauley admitted in a decision penned in the Southern
District of New York court that the NSA "vacuums up information
about virtually every telephone call to, from, or within the
United States," but that no evidence exists that the spy agency
abuses this program to spy on people without ties to terrorist
Missouri bill would gut Obamacare
Washington Times - Following the lead of South Carolina, where
lawmakers are fast-tracking House Bill 3101 in 2014, and
Georgia, where HB707 was recently introduced by Rep. Jason
Spencer, Missouri State Senator John T. Lamping (R-24) pre-filed
Senate Bill 546 (SB546) to update the Health Care Freedom Act
passed by Missouri voters in 2010. It passed that year with more
than 70% support.
MDs sue ObamaCare insurer over dropped doctors
NY Post - A group of New York doctors is suing insurance giant
UnitedHealthcare, charging that it booted doctors from its
network to avoid cost hikes imposed by ObamaCare. The company’s
decision to kick more than 2,000 docs from its Medicare
Advantage network threatens to harm elderly and disabled
patients, according to the filing in Brooklyn federal court.
LAPD deploys drug detection swab test at sobriety checkpoints
RT - The Los Angeles Police Department has announced plans to
ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug use,
beginning with a New Year’s Eve crackdown on intoxicated
drivers. Officials cited increased medical marijuana use as a
FBI urges police to watch for people with almanacs
SFGate - An FBI intelligence bulletin sent to law enforcement
agencies last week warned that "terrorist operatives may rely on
almanacs to assist with target selection and pre-operational
planning" because they include detailed information on bridges,
tunnels and other U.S. landmarks, officials said.
Mich. lawmaker wants to suspend driver’s licenses of kids absent
Fox News - State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced two
bills last week that would alert Michigan’s secretary of state –
who oversees the issuance of licenses – whenever a student’s
truancy gets so severe that his or her school refers the matter
to court. The student’s license would be suspended or withheld
for six months under the proposed law.
Hundreds Of Property Seizures Due To California Rail (That May
Not Be Built)
Off The Grid News - The biggest seizure of private property by
eminent domain in decades in the United States has started in
California. The state is planning to take hundreds of properties
— most of them in rural areas and small towns — to get land to
build a high speed rail system which would connect San Francisco
and Los Angeles.
I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what
really goes on
The Guardian - What the public needs to understand is that the
video provided by a drone is not usually clear enough to detect
someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with
limited cloud and perfect light. This makes it incredibly
difficult for the best analysts to identify if someone has
weapons for sure. One example comes to mind: "The feed is so
pixelated, what if it's a shovel, and not a weapon?" I felt this
confusion constantly, as did my fellow UAV analysts.
New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA
Activist Post - New Hampshire has now taken a critical step
toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279,
scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014....
While other states like Michigan have offered some opposition
contained in their legislation, many lack the thorough
resistance being proposed by the "Live Free or Die" state of New
Hampshire. The following analysis introduces the bill...
WABC Radio Suffers Meltdown On Air … As NSA Discussion Begins
Activist Post - Aaron Klein's radio program started suffering
‘technical problems’ during an interview with Larry Klayman, the
lawyer who won an injunction against the NSA’s bulk phone
records collection. “In my three years of broadcasting at WABC
we never had such a technological meltdown as we are having
today,” Klein said, according to the website WND.
VIDEO: Florida neighborhood bans kids from playing in street
Breitbart - After Advanced Management, the community's managing
company, prohibited children, for their own safety, from playing
on the one road passing through the 172-unit subdivision, the
family-oriented neighborhood is surprisingly quiet in the days
after Christmas, WTSP-TV, Tampa, reported Sunday.
I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what
really goes on
The Guardian - What the public needs to understand is that the
video provided by a drone is not usually clear enough to detect
someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with
limited cloud and perfect light. This makes it incredibly
difficult for the best analysts to identify if someone has
weapons for sure. One example comes to mind: "The feed is so
pixelated, what if it's a shovel, and not a weapon?" I felt this
confusion constantly, as did my fellow UAV analysts.
New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA
Activist Post - New Hampshire has now taken a critical step
toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279,
scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014....
While other states like Michigan have offered some opposition
contained in their legislation, many lack the thorough
resistance being proposed by the "Live Free or Die" state of New
Hampshire. The following analysis introduces the bill...
WABC Radio Suffers Meltdown On Air … As NSA Discussion Begins
Activist Post - Aaron Klein's radio program started suffering
‘technical problems’ during an interview with Larry Klayman, the
lawyer who won an injunction against the NSA’s bulk phone
records collection. “In my three years of broadcasting at WABC
we never had such a technological meltdown as we are having
today,” Klein said, according to the website WND.
VIDEO: Florida neighborhood bans kids from playing in street
Breitbart - After Advanced Management, the community's managing
company, prohibited children, for their own safety, from playing
on the one road passing through the 172-unit subdivision, the
family-oriented neighborhood is surprisingly quiet in the days
after Christmas, WTSP-TV, Tampa, reported Sunday.
DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility
Daily Caller - The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out
a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for
Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama.
Marc Faber’s 2014 Predictions
Zero Hedge - In an interview with Talking Numbers’ Brian
Sullivan, Faber offers what he thinks is next for the world in
Going Under: Over One Million Lose Unemployment Benefits – Will
Hit Five Million By End of 2014
Mac Slavo - Five millions Americans will be losing access to
what essentially amounts to their paycheck. And we’re not
talking about a $29 cut to food stamps. We’re talking about a
mortgage payment, a healthcare payment, and funds to pay for
essential utilities. All of it will be vaporized by the end of
the year. This will affect not just those five million people,
but their dependents as well, which amounts to at least an
additional 5 – 10 million people.
US Veterans Face Economic and Physical Hardship
Global Research - One in nine veterans is living at or below the
poverty line, and 13 percent of homeless people in the US have
been in the military.
Reported sexual assaults in US military jumped by 50% in 2013
RT - Data obtained by AP shows there were more than 5,000 sexual
assault reports during the 2013 fiscal year, which ended on
Sept. 30. By contrast, there were 3,374 incidents reported in
Underwater homeowners could face extra tax burden in 2014
Washington Post - A law that spared people who owe more than
their homes are worth from being saddled with extra taxes when
their banks provide mortgage relief is expiring next week.
Congress hasn’t extended it.
Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco! (Dec 2013)
Daily Sheeple - Background radiation is 30 CPM. Near the ocean
it’s 150 CPM. The fine mist coming from the ocean waves seems to
be what makes the Geiger Counter jump. More thorough readings
need to be done!... This shocking video was taken December 23rd
2013 with a quality Geiger Counter at Pacifica State Beach
(Surfers Beach), California.
‘High Alert’: Mystery illness killing bald eagles in Western
ENENews - Wildlife experts are on high alert as more bald eagles
are found suffering from a mysterious illness [...] It’s a very
big concern. Wildlife experts have never seen anything like this
before with bald eagles. […] Wildlife experts have never seen
bald eagles suffer like this before in Utah and scientists are
unsure of what is making them ill.
US govt’s wanton approval of harmful pesticides fueling ‘bee
holocaust’ - lawsuit
RT - In response to rapidly dwindling global honey bee
populations - vital in pollinating a third of the world’s crops
- environmental and food safety groups have sued the EPA for
approving bee-ravaging pesticides despite damning evidence of
Unprecedented declines in Alaska king salmon… related to impact
from Fukushima? No comment, says NOAA biologist
ENENews - [...] When asked about the potential impact Fukushima
may be having on king salmon stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and
elsewhere in the state, Orsi would not comment. “I’ve been told
to refer you to the (Environmental Protection Agency),” he said,
“Because I’m not an expert on the topic.” Calls and emails to
the EPA were not returned in time and digging on the federal
agency’s site revealed no current information on radiation from
the Fukushima disaster. The last posted monitoring results
occurred in June of 2011.
Turmeric Extract Found Superior To Blockbuster Drug for
Green Med Info - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful,
debilitating and even life threatening condition without many
known natural therapies proven effective. All that changed in
2012 when it was revealed a turmeric extract is superior to the
blockbluster drug Diclofenac sodium in relieving the condition
of those suffering with RA.
Average Prescription Drug Has 70 Side Effects
Off The Grid News - According to the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted
Medical Center, 70 percent of Americans take at least one
prescription drug, and more than half of these people take two.
The most commonly prescribed are antidepressants, antibiotics
New Research Once Again Disproving Doctor's Advice - The Risks
of Aspirin Outweigh The Benefits
Prevent Disease - The review, conducted by the research arm of
the NHS, said the dangers of bleeding in the brain and stomach
caused by aspirin exceed any benefit of the long standing
recommendation by millions of physicians worldwide. The
conclusion by researchers was to avoid taking the drug until
there was more evidence.
When Is The Best Time To Eat Fruit
Natural News Blog - We all think eating fruits means just buying
fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not
as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and *when* to
eat. What is the correct way of eating fruits?
What Are the Health Benefits of Carrots?
Dr. Mercola - Carrots are most widely known for their role in
vision health, but they actually offer body-wide benefits that
may surprise you.
Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of
Making Food from Scratch
Dr. Mercola - 90 percent of the genetic material in your body is
not yours but belongs to the bacteria that outnumber your cells
10 to 1. These bacteria have enormous influence on your
digestion, detoxification and immune system.
Studies show that reishi mushrooms fight cancer and diabetes
(NaturalNews) Reishi mushrooms have been used to treat countless
ailments in the Far East for over 2,000 years. They are
especially venerated in their native China, where they have
acquired the nickname "The Mushrooms of Immortality" due to
their extraordinary medicinal properties.
Schisandra berries and astragalus root work in synergy to heal
the liver - Study
(NaturalNews) The most amazing aspect of the liver is that it
can regenerate itself. Researchers are finding new ways to aid
the liver in this cellular regeneration process. Certain wild
and whole foods contain powerful phytonutrients that restore
liver cells. Research from the Second Military Medical
University, in Shanghai, China, found that schisandra berries
and astragalus root work together in synergy to powerfully
restore the liver.
NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install
The Verge - The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration
with the CIA and FBI, routinely and secretly intercepts shipping
deliveries for laptops or other computer accessories in order to
implant bugs before they reach their destinations. According to
Der Spiegel, the NSA's TAO group is able to divert shipping
deliveries to its own "secret workshops" in a method called
interdiction, where agents load malware onto the electronics or
install malicious hardware that can give US intelligence
agencies remote access.
Will Facebook Be The Next ID You Show The TSA?
socialbarrel.com - According to Mashable, Feinstein referenced
the following advisory on the TSA website: “Not having an ID,
does not necessarily mean a passenger will not be allowed to
fly. If passengers are willing to provide additional
information, TSA has other means of substantiating an
individual’s identity, like using publicly available databases.”
REPORT: Russian Mind Control Revealed
Activist Post - According to a new report out by Serge Kernbach,
from the Research Centre of Advanced Robotics and Environmental
Science in Stuttgart, Germany, he detailed just under 100 years
of Soviet studies and experiments on mind control, costing over
$1 billion dollars.
VIDEO: A Thin Sheet of Reality: The Universe as a Hologram
Activist Post - What we touch. What we smell. What we feel.
They’re all part of our reality. But what if life as we know it
reflects only one side of the full story? Some of the world’s
leading physicists think that this may be the case. They believe
that our reality is a projection—sort of like a hologram—of laws
and processes that exist on a thin surface surrounding us at the
edge of the universe.
10 Dehydrator Meals for Your Prepper Pantry
Natural Blaze - In an effort to have some “just-add-water” meals
planned for those emergencies that leave us with little to no
warning, I have been using my dehydrator like a mad woman and
have been dehydrating some of my families favorite meals.
Friday - December 27, 2013: - Today In
1831 - Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the
Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries
during the voyage helped him form the basis of his
theories on evolution.
1845 - Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia
for childbirth for the first time. The event was the
delivery of his own child in Jefferson, GA.
1945 - The World Bank was created with an agreement
signed by 28 nations.
1947 - The children's television program "Howdy
Doody," hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.
1951 - In Cincinnati, OH, an automobile, with a
steering wheel on the right side, became the 1st
vehicle of its kind to be used in service for mail
1965 - The BP oil rig Sea Gem capsized in the North
Sea, with the loss of 13 lives.
1978 - Spain adopted a new constitution and became a
democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
1992 - The U.S. shot down an Iraqi fighter jet
during what the Pentagon described as a
confrontation between a pair of Iraqi warplanes and
U.S. F-16 jets in U.N.-restricted airspace over
1996 - Muslim fundamentalist Taliban forces retook
the strategic air base of Bagram, solidifying their
buffer zone around Kabul, the Afghanistan capital.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush granted China
permanent normal trade status with the United
2002 - N. Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors
to leave the country and said that it would restart
a laboratory capable of producing plutonium for
2002 - Clonaid announced the birth of the first
cloned human baby. The baby had been born December
Houston Homeless Photos - 2013
Here are a few photos taken Christmas Day at 3500
Travis Street, Houston, Texas where Gary,
myself and 4 other Rolling Thunder TX2 members
helped hand out all the clothing and personal
hygiene items that was collected. I filled 88 quart
size zip lock bags with hand sanitizers, toothpaste,
toothbrushes, Q-Tips, Band-Aids, combs, Kleenex &
etc. along with all the warm clothing sent by The
Power Hour team. Everyone was so appreciative of all
they received....!!Hopefully I will be able to add a
few more photos to add to the ones I took when I
gather them from other folks.
Thank you again for all that The Power Hour and
the listeners did to help pull this off....!!!!! It
is so greatly appreciated!!!!
** To view the link to the new Kitchen at the U.S.
More UN troops due in South Sudan in 48 hours: UN
Press TV - Hilde Johnson, head of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS),
said on Thursday that she hoped to get the critical reinforcements of
military hardware and personnel for the UN's overtaxed mission in the
country, AFP reported.
Iron Dome deployed in Beersheba, Sderot and Ashdod
UPI.com - Preparing for a possible escalation in rocket fire from Gaza,
Israel deployed Iron Dome missile batteries near Beersheba, Sderot and
Ashdod, the army said.
US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq
RT - In an attempt to beat back gains by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, the
United States is moving “dozens” of Hellfire missiles and surveillance
drones into Iraq. According to a report by The New York Times, the
decision comes after Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki requested
help from US President Barack Obama during a meeting in Washington last
American abducted in Pakistan calls for U.S. help
Washington Times - A 72-year-old American development worker who was
kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to
President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release,
saying he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.”
Japan PM close to deal on controversial U.S. base on Okinawa
(Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday moved close
to winning approval from the island of Okinawa on a replacement for a
U.S. air base, a move that would resolve a nearly 20-year-old deadlock
that has strained ties with Washington.
Arab Monarchies: We Want to 'Bolster Friendship,' Trade with China
Breitbart - Riyadh and Beijing are cozying closer to each other this
holiday season, as the Gulf Cooperation Council announced this week it
has been in talks with China with the purpose of "bolstering friendship
and cooperation ties" with the nation.
More radioactive water leaks from Fukushima reactor
straight.com - The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported today [Dec 25, 2013]
that Tokyo Electric Power Corp. has revealed that "225 tons of
radioactive rainwater likely leaked from cracks in the barriers
surrounding storage tanks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power
plant". It appears to be the largest leak from the tank barriers since a
March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami devastated the facility.
Update: Okinawa governor approves relocation of US airbase within
RT - Okinawa officials approved the long-anticipated relocation of the
US Marines Corps’ Futenma Air Station on Friday, according to Japan's
defense ministry. The move settles decades of often heated negotiations
between Tokyo and Washington.
** Related video/article:
US base move angers Okinawans
VIDEO: Netanyahu threatens more attacks on Gaza
Press TV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened more
assaults on the Gaza Strip, as the Tel Aviv regime intensifies its
military operations against the besieged Palestinian territory.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House And
Threatening War With Iran
Huffington Post - As the United States finally puts a decade of
war behind it, a group of senators, including 15 Democrats, is
defying the White House and threatening to push the country into
a fresh war with Iran.
Federal Judge Bombshell: Obama Admin Aids/Abets Human
Susan Duclos - Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville, Texas
dropped a massive bombshell on the Obama administration saying
the admin’s immigration policies are “completing the criminal
mission” of human traffickers “who are violating the border
security of the United States” and assisting a “criminal
conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals.”
Record Disapproval of Congress and Obama
Kurt Nimmo - CNN is trying to spin a survey showing record
disapproval of Congress. The CNN/ORC International poll released
today indicates two-third of respondents believe the current
Congress is the worst in their lifetime. 73%, according to CNN,
say Congress “has so far done nothing to address the country’s
problems, with one in four disagreeing.”
New ObamaCare fees coming in 2014
NY Post - The cost of President Obama’s massive health-care law
will hit Americans in 2014 as new taxes pile up on their
insurance premiums and on their income-tax bills. Most insurers
aren’t advertising the ObamaCare taxes that are added on to
premiums, opting instead to discretely pass them on to customers
while quietly lobbying lawmakers for a break.
Who Owns Your Congressman? [Infographic]
masters-in-accounting.org - Politics is big business, with
millions spent each year trying to sway the electoral process.
Which industries, businesses and outside interests have donated
the most to which candidates?
Federal authorities charge white ‘knockout’ suspect with hate
Washington Times - Most knockout victims that have appeared in
news reports have been white, but the Justice Department said in
this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and
stepped in with federal charges.
Is The U.S. A Police State?
xrepublic.tv - C-SPAN Question: Is The U.S. A Police State?
72-year-old East Moline woman arrested for 2008 seat belt ticket
wqad.com - “They said, ‘You got a warrant.’ A warrant? A warrant
for what?” said Carol Fulscher, the woman arrested. “I never
would’ve imagined in a million years that they would’ve arrested
a 72-year-old woman,” said Jeanette Byrd, Carol’s daughter.
Fulscher, comfortably sitting on her couch at her home in East
Moline, was sitting in a jail cell Saturday night, December 21,
Kristin Tate: 15 Things Politicians Must Stop Saying In 2014
benswann.com - We should all be wary of almost everything career
politicians tell us. But when certain words come out of our
elected officials’ mouths, I really want to dry heave. Here are
15 overused bureaucratic terms and their politically-mutated
YouTube: Ron Paul: The Failure Of Government Is All Around Us
Air Date: Dec. 26th, 2013
Two states want their money back from the contractor that built
most of Healthcare.gov
The Verge - Vermont and Massachusetts are taking steps to get
their money back from CGI Federal, the government contractor
that built the health insurance marketplaces in those states as
well as the federal marketplace Healthcare.gov. State officials
say CGI Federal delivered the websites late and with defects,
reports the Boston Globe.
Be prepared: Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for
protection in collapse
Washington Examiner - A top financial advisor, worried that
Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is
increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is
recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that
includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.
The Stock Market Has Officially Entered Crazytown Territory
Economic Collapse - Stocks just keep going higher and higher,
and at this point what is happening in the stock market does not
bear any resemblance to what is going on in the overall economy
whatsoever. So how long can this irrational state of affairs
Local Courts Reviving ‘Debtors’ Prison’ For Overdue Fines, Fees
Fox News - More and more, courts are dragging people in for
fines and fees that have ballooned due to interest imposed on
the initial sums. Some owe money to the public defender's office
for the representation they received during their time in court.
Others incur hundreds of dollars in fees while they're
incarcerated -- for everything from toilet paper to the beds
inmates sleep on.
Professor admits faking AIDS vaccine to get $19M in grants
NY Post - An Iowa State University professor resigned after
admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a
vaccine for the AIDS virus.
WHO: Cancer risk rising around the world; Western medicine
(NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued
dire new predictions about the spread of cancer throughout the
world that prove the Western model of medicine to be a complete
failure. Within the next 10 years, the public health arm of the
United Nations claims, cancer rates will increase by more than
25 percent, with most of this growth expected to occur in
developing countries that have been heavily infiltrated by
Peel Garlic like Magic: This is so Easy!
Sandy Scherschligt - We all know that garlic is good for us. It
has been hailed for lowering cholesterol, reducing blood
pressure, balancing blood sugar, fighting viruses and fungus,
miracle cure for the cold and flu, and an immune booster. Nobody
likes to peel garlic and the ready to use jar variety costs a
fortune. So how do you get that garlic peeled in less than a
8 dairy-free calcium sources
STEPin2 - New research has shown that milk may not be as good
for you as popularly believed. Fortunately, there are other
sources to get daily calcium intake without consuming dairy.
Let’s take a look at 8 healthy dairy-free calcium sources.
Oregano oil keeps sunflower seeds fresh longer
(NaturalNews) Standing tall and emanating with bright yellow
petals, the sunflower looks to the light, holding its head of
seeds up high into midday. These seeds, high in vitamin E,
manganese, B1, B6 and magnesium, are also full of beneficial
polyunsaturated fats that aid the cardiovascular system.
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of
all-cause death by up to 20 percent
(NaturalNews) Researchers found that individuals who ate a
serving of tree nuts less than once a week had a 7 percent
reduction in mortality.... Those consuming a serving once a week
experienced an 11 percent reduction; two to four times per week,
a 13 percent reduction; five to six times per week, a 15 percent
reduction; and seven or more times a week, a 20 percent
reduction in death rate.
Enzymes: The spark of life (chi) and their role in health and
(NaturalNews) What are enzymes? Enzymes are vital proteins
within the body that are necessary for all of life's functions.
Without enzymes, we simply could not live. All metabolism and
metabolic processes that occur within the body require enzymes
for them to take place. Without them, we simply would cease to
Mouth Breathing During Exercise May Increase Your Risk for
Asthma and Cardiac Problems
Dr. Mercola - While breathing is a fundamentally natural
function of human beings, it can be negatively influenced by
many factors of modern living such as stress, sitting at a desk
all day, and excessive talking. In fact, about 80 percent of the
Western population breathes incorrectly.
Diet and Exercise May Impact Your Kidney Stone Risk
Dr. Mercola - In a study involving more than 84,000
postmenopausal women, it was found that those who exercised had
up to a 31 percent lower risk of kidney stones. The link
persisted even with only small amounts of physical activity.
Petition: Americans to Wall Street 'Scrooges': Give Your Bonus
Common Dreams - As the holidays recede and millions of Americans
look ahead to a year of slashed federal food aid and
discontinued unemployment benefits, Wall Street bankers are
preparing for a $92 billion windfall in end-of-the-year bonuses.
In what is being described as a win/win for the much maligned
banking industry, nearly 50,000 people are calling on those
bankers to donate that cash to the ten million Americans made
homeless by the housing crisis.
Workers find another crack near giant sinkhole
ksla.com - Work is once again on hold at the giant Louisiana
sinkhole after workers found another crack in the levee. The new
cracks are in the same spot where previous cracks were repaired
in the lowest part of the south berm near the massive sinkhole
in Assumption Parish. Authorities also report an increase in the
micro-earthquakes in the area.
Tens of thousands likely without power until Saturday; more snow
is on the way
NBC News - Tens of thousands in the Northeast, the Midwest and
eastern Canada who spent Christmas in the dark and cold after a
vicious ice storm are likely to be waiting until the weekend for
power — just as fresh snowfall is expected to complicate
restoration efforts, utility firms said Thursday.
5 Signs Your Pet Needs Immediate Veterinary Help
Dr. Becker - Unfortunately, part of being a pet parent means
dealing with unexpected crises involving your beloved dog’s or
cat’s health. Some problems can wait for an appointment with
your vet. Other situations, like these five, require you to take
immediate action – often to save your pet’s life.
Don’t Make This Tragic Mistake When Your Dog Misbehaves
Dr. Becker - Maybe you or someone you know received a dog for
Christmas (read here to learn why I don’t recommend giving pets
as gifts), or you’re planning to bring home a new furry family
member in the near future. If so, I can’t stress enough the
importance of positive (not punitive) behavior training and
outfitting your new pet with a safe collar and harness.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Researcher: Extensive Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Creating
Public Health Crisis
Natural Blaze - In a newly released paper published in the New
England Journal of Medicine, Hollis and co-author Ziana Ahmed
state that in the United States 80 per cent of the antibiotics
in the country are consumed in agriculture and aquaculture for
the purpose of increasing food production. This flood of
antibiotics released into the environment – sprayed on fruit
trees and fed to the likes of livestock, poultry and salmon,
among other uses – has led bacteria to evolve, Hollis writes.
Documentary: This Is What The World Would Look Like If Cell
Phone Radiation Was Visible
disclose.tv - It shocks many people to discover that less than 1
percent of the electromagnetic spectrum is visible to the human
eye. Think about that for a moment. Take the rainbow for
example, the existence of the rainbow depends on the conical
photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the
rainbow does not exist. If they cant conceive the idea of one in
their head, does it mean that rainbows dont exist?
Thursday - December 26, 2013: - Today In
1620 - The Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth,
MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as
1776 - The British suffered a major defeat in the
Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary
1865 - The coffee percolator was patented by James
1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium.
1917 - During World War I, the U.S. government took
over operation of the nation's railroads.
1941 - Winston Churchill became the first British
prime minister to address a joint meeting of the
1947 - Heavy snow blanketed the Northeast United
States, burying New York City under 25.8 inches of
snow in 16 hours. The severe weather was blamed for
about 80 deaths.
1956 - Fidel Castro attempted a secret landing in
Cuba to overthrow the Batista regime. All but 11 of
his supporters were killed.
1982 - The Man of the Year in "TIME" magazine was a
computer. It was the first time a non-human received
1996 - Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was
found beaten and strangled in the basement of her
family's home in Boulder, CO.
1998 - Iraq announced that it would fire on U.S. and
British warplanes that patrol the skies over
northern and southern Iraq.
2002 - The first cloned human baby was born. The
announcement was made the December 27 by Clonaid.
2004 - Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude
earthquake sent 500-mph waves across the Indian
Ocean and Bay of Bengal. The tsunami killed at least
283,000 people in a dozen countries, including Sri
Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand and India.
At least 37 dead in bombings in Baghdad’s Christian areas
RT - Bomb attacks at Christmas that targeted Christian areas of the
Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have left at least 37 people dead. The biggest
blast happened near a church after a Christmas service.
Egypt formally declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group
RT - The crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has
intensified, with the government formally listing the group as a
terrorist organization and accusing it of being behind a recent suicide
attack that killed 16 people.
Syria signs offshore oil and gas exploration deal with Russia
RT - Damascus has signed a major oil and gas deal with Russian company
Soyuzneftegaz which allows for offshore drilling, development, and
production to take place in Syria’s territorial waters for the very
VIDEO: US court: No right for Bagram prisoners
Press TV - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
ruled in a 44-page decision on Christmas Eve that habeas corpus
petitions filed by five prisoners who are held by the US military at the
Bagram prison in Afghanistan are “beyond the reach” of the US
Israel Lobby Launches Fierce Counterattack Against American Studies
Common Dreams - Israel lobby groups are marshaling their formidable
forces for a fierce counterattack against the American Studies
Association (ASA), including calls for repressive legislation, boycotts
and other measures to punish and silence solidarity with Palestinians.
North Korea Rushing Imminent War Preparations
Israel National News - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un further escalated
tensions of war on Wednesday, putting his army on notice for imminent
combat during an inspection of troops accompanied by North Korea's top 3
VIDEO: A Christmas
Message From Edward Snowden
vimeo.com - Because this message appears to be blocked in some place
here's another upload... Many thanks to Edward Snowden for his courage
and hard work to let the world know about our predicament. **
Mystery Oil Spill Turns Miles of Trinidad's Beaches Black
truth-out.org - Whether it is a case of sabotage or simply poor
management practices by the state-owned PETROTRIN, as the union claims,
a mysterious oil spill in south Trinidad is wreaking havoc on homes and
wildlife in the area.
Gone Fission: Fish caught near Fukushima may swim in food chain
RT - Japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches
- nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster polluted
surrounding land and waterways. They can't convince customers their fish
is safe - even though the authorities insist they're doing their level
best to show they've got a grip on the problem.
US sends Marines to Uganda to aid South Sudan evacuations
RT - A small team of US Marines was deployed to Uganda on Tuesday to
prepare for more evacuations of Americans from the escalating turmoil in
Israeli Air and Ground Assaults Pound Gaza
RINF - Israel slammed Gaza with a series of air and ground military
assaults on Tuesday, killing 3-year-old Palestinian girl Hala Abu
Sabikha and wounding at least nine in what appears to be the most severe
attack on this besieged home to 1.7 million people since an Israeli
offensive in November 2012.
Thai police officer killed in clashes with anti-government protesters
RT - Thai police say an officer has been killed during an
anti-government rally in the country’s capital, Bangkok. Police used
tear gas, rubber bullets on protesters who attempted to halt planning
for the February elections over the controversial security law.
Putin says new post-Soviet economic union ready for 2015 launch
Blacklisted News - The alliance would replace a much looser Eurasian
Customs Union that Russia formed with the two ex-Soviet nations in an
effort to build up a free trade rival to the 28-nation EU bloc.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Healthcare.gov can't verify Obama's identity
WND - The White House appears to have dropped a bombshell when
it explained to the press why White House staff in Washington
enrolled President Obama in Obamacare instead of Obama himself.
Officials said it was because HealthCare.gov could not verify
Local Man Denied Coverage Through Affordable Care Act for
FortWayneHomepage.net - We've all been told the Affordable Care
Act is supposed to help people that have pre-existing medical
conditions but now thanks to a loophole in the law, there are at
least 22 people in Indiana with kidney failure that are not
going to be able to get supplemental insurance coverage due to
their pre-existing condition.
Krauthammer: 'Huge Gov't Bailout' of Health Insurance Industry
at End of 2014
CNS News - "The insurers understand that they're going to be
completely ruined," Krauthammer said on "Fox News Sunday" with
Chris Wallace. "And what's going to happen as a result of this?
There's only one way out, a huge government bailout of the
insurers is waiting at the end of next year."
Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq
Matt Savoy - The increase in police brutality in this country is
a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of
people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of
soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.
GM doesn't owe $450 million in retiree benefits: U.S. judge
(Reuters) - In a 36-page decision, U.S. District Judge Avern
Cohn in Detroit said on Tuesday that the current GM did not
assume any obligation for the payment, which the automaker had
contracted to make two years before its June 2009 bankruptcy
It’s A Wonderful Life Report Censored
Infowars.com - Videos on Youtube are being taken down completely
because of mere accusations that they violate copyrights,
regardless if the copyright claim is completely unfounded and
bogus. This was a pure political move meant to censor our
powerful report exposing the truth on the fractional-reserve,
fiat banking system.
U.S. Postal Service Wins 6 Percent Increase to Cover Loss
Bloomberg - A first-class stamp will cost 49 cents, up from 46
cents, starting Jan. 26. Similar changes will apply to
magazines, bills and advertising mail. The increases of 4.3
percent approved yesterday are on top of 1.7 percent, an amount
equal to inflation, approved last month.
Smart Grid Technology, Now Spreading Across U.S., Will Raise
Energy Prices to Reduce Demand
CNS News - The Obama administration is spending billions of
dollars to modernize the nation’s power grid, with the goal of
changing the way Americans use energy. Your electric bill will
go way up, unless you allow the utility to control your energy
load at times of peak demand.
Evidence for Predicting Global Cooling for the Next Three
Global Research - Despite no global warming in 10 years and
recording setting cold in 2007-2008, the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climatic Change (IPCC) and computer modelers who believe that
CO2 is the cause of global warming still predict the Earth is in
store for catastrophic warming in this century.
'Merry Frackmess!': Elves Erect Gas Drilling Rig on Governor's
Common Dreams - If Illinois Gov. Quinn wants fracking in his
state, Santa thinks he should see what it's like to live next to
a fracking rig... "Fracking puts corporate interests above the
health and well-being of people and ecosystems, and that is
naughty!" the activist said.
Army: Don’t say Christmas
Fox News - That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of
soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a
soldier who attended a recent briefing. “It’s unbelievable that
the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said
Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal
firm representing the unidentified soldier.
Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage
Ovarian Cancer Cells
Green Med Info - Like the Magi, carrying myrrh, frankincense,
and gold, researchers from the University of Leicester have, for
the first time, demonstrated the potential of treating ovarian
cancer using the Christmas gift frankincense.
Mistletoe Extract Beats Chemotherapy Against Colon Cancer Cells
Green Med Info - According to the University of Adelaide in
Australia, a researcher there is experimenting with an extract
of mistletoe. The lab studies focus on whether mistletoe could
complement chemotherapy or replace chemotherapy as a treatment
for colon cancer.
Herb Salacia Oblonga Rivals Prescription Drugs in Treating
Natural Society - In one study, a dose of 1000 mg per day of
salacia oblonga was shown to decrease insulin and blood glucose
levels by 29% and 23%, respectively, but a smaller dose of 480
mg of the herb extract was also found to be very effective.
Know Your Berries
Prevent Disease - Our typical impression of berries revolves
around strawberries, raspberries and blackberries , however from
a botanical perspective, these are not berries at all. In fact,
according to world botanical and the scientific definition of a
berry, a banana is more of a berry than any of those above.
Boston-area pharmacy to settle $100 M for meningitis victims
upi.com - The bankrupt Boston-area pharmacy that allegedly made
tainted steroid injections which sickened hundreds and killed 64
will compensate victims, officials say.
Big Food Companies Push to Label Genetically Modified Products
AllGov - The Grocery Manufacturers Association has asked the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve their plan, which
would mean any food containing GMO corn, sugar and other such
ingredients could be sold as “natural.”
Antibiotic era ending - Antimicrobial pecan shell extract can
prevent Listeria contamination in organic meats
(NaturalNews) Good news is on the way for organic meat
production. As reported in the Journal of Food Science, pecan
shell extract could make a viable antimicrobial preservative for
organic meats. This discovery is brilliant and efficient.
Instead of being discarded, pecan shells could be collected and
used as a recyclable preservative.
The amazing health benefits of Brussels sprouts
(NaturalNews) Rich in essential vitamins - One serving of
Brussels sprouts (half a cup) supplies us with 20 essential
vitamins, including 48 milligrams of the important antioxidant
vitamin C, numerous B vitamins and 604 International Units of
Top five health benefits of bitter leaf
NaturalNews) Studies conducted at the University of Texas have
concluded that incorporating bitter leaf into your routine diet
could reduce risk factors for such health conditions as breast
cancer and type II diabetes.
The great central nervous system disruptors: MSG, aspartame and
(NaturalNews) Little do most people realize that food agents and
cigarettes create more than just an imbalance of the central
nervous system (CNS), they create anxiety, nervousness,
agitation and depression, and it's all what doctors often refer
to as "chemical imbalance."
Music publishers claim to own "Silent Night" & ripoff indie
Youtube singer; ContentID helps them do it
boingboing.net - [...] Youtube's notorious "Content ID" system
let some of the biggest music publishers in the world lay claim
to the copyright in Adam's video, on the basis that his
rendition of "Silent Night" belonged to them -- despite having
been composed in 1818 and being firmly in the public domain.
Once their claims had been laid, all the money his video
generated was diverted to them.
Computer Security Firm Accepted $10 Million Payoff to Give NSA
AllGov - RSA, a leader in encryption software used throughout
the technology industry, has been accused of having accepted $10
million from the National Security Agency (NSA) so the
government could gain a “backdoor” into computer networks using
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
"Sustainable Growth"? The Government Is Ripping Up Food Gardens
Activist Post - The government is ripping out gardens. To stop
this, people have to go to the root of the problem which is the
enforcement codes themselves. They are new, they're
international, and they're grossly unconstitutional. And why
not? They are part of Agenda 21 which is intended to end
33 Awesome DiY Projects for Preppers
The Daily Sheeple - Below you’ll find a slew (33 counts as a
slew, right?) of ideas to help you on your journey to
self-reliance and preparedness. Most will take only a few
minutes and minimal skills. Others require hours and sweat
equity. Doers of the Stuff don’t mind. It’s just what we do.
YouTube: The Obamacare 12 Days of Christmas
Americans now see, often first-hand, that Obamacare
is a disaster. From employee hours being cut, to
rising health insurance premiums, to losing doctors
and insurance plans, Obamacare is bad for the
Merry Christmas: Your Drone Spotting Guide is Now
Activist Post - A new concept introduced by an
Amsterdam-based designer is reminiscent of the
hilarious Joy Camp video below, where a group of
nature lovers are seen hiking with their drone
spotting app called CIA (SeeYa).
- December 25, 2013
Tuesday - December 24, 2013 - Today In
1814 - The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain
was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in
1818 - Franz Gruber of Oberndorf, Germany composed
the music for "Silent Night" to words written by
1851 - A fire devastated the Library of Congress in
Washington, DC, destroying about 35,000 volumes.
1865 - Several veterans of the Confederate Army
formed a private social club in Pulaski, TN, called
the Ku Klux Klan.
1914 - In World War I, the first air raid on Britain
was made when a German airplane dropped a bomb on
the grounds of a rectory in Dover.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt appointed
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of
Allied forces as part of Operation Overlord.
1944 - A German submarine torpedoed the Belgian
transport ship S.S. Leopoldville with 2,235 soldiers
aboard. About 800 American soldiers died. The
soldiers were crossing the English Channel to be
reinforcements at the battle that become known as
the Battle of the Bulge.
1948 - For the first time ever, a midnight Mass was
broadcast on television. It was held at St.
Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
1966 - Luna 13 landed on the moon.
1968 - The crew of the U.S. Navy ship, Pueblo, was
released by North Korea. The Captain of the Pueblo,
Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, and 82 of his crew were
held for 11 months after the ship was seized by
North Korea because of suspected spying by the
1968 - Three astronauts, James A. Lovell, William
Anders and Frank Borman, reached the moon. They
orbited the moon 10 times before coming back to
Earth. Seven months later man first landed on the
1989 - Ousted Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega took
refuge at the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Panama
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush pardoned
former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and five
others in the Iran-Contra scandal.
2000 - The "Texas 7," seven convicts that had
escaped a Texas prison, robbed a sports store in
Irving, TX. The suspects killed Officer Aubrey
Hawkins, stole $70,000, 25 weapons and clothing. The
men had escaped on December 13.
VIDEO: Syria facing major extremist offensive: Assad
Press TV - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country is being
confronted by a major offensive led by Takfiri extremists.
UN Investigator Undercuts New York Times on Syria. Assad Government not
Responsible for August 21 Chemical Attack
Global Research - Ake Sellstrom, the head of the United Nations mission
investigating chemical weapons use in Syria, agrees that the vector
analysis – at the heart of the New York Times’ indictment of the Syrian
government for the deadly Aug. 21 Sarin gas attack – doesn’t stand up to
Any More U.S. “Stabilization” and Africa Will Collapse
uruknet.com - Those who believe that the U.S. efforts in South Sudan do
not involve special forces on the ground and drones overhead no doubt
will have a nice Christmas waiting up to catch a glimpse of Santa.
Israel Demands US Stop Spying on Them
antiwar.com - It may sound strange given the seemingly endless series of
scandals involving Israeli spying on the US, but Israeli officials are
reacting to the latest reports of US spying with complete, inconsolable
West starting to realize they are aiding terrorists in Syria - Lavrov to
RT - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western politicians
have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s government might lead
to a worsening of the Syrian crisis. This shift in the attitude is due
to the rise of jihadists in Syria and the threat of the country turning
into a caliphate, he said in an interview with RT.
Al Qaeda Is Very Sorry for Attacking Yemeni Hospital
gawker.com - Al Qaeda can't stop apologizing. Five weeks after an
affiliate of the terror group sought forgiveness for cutting off the
wrong guy's head, the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda has apologized for an
assault on a Yemeni hospital during a terror attack two weeks ago that
left 52 people dead.
China to fund Pakistan power project
Press TV - China has pledged to grant a loan of USD 6.5 billion to
finance the construction of a major nuclear power project in Pakistan’s
port city of Karachi.... Pakistan has repeatedly asked the United States
to sign a nuclear supply agreement with Islamabad, like the one
Washington sealed with India in 2008; though the US has continuously
rejected the calls.
‘North Korea restarts Yongbyon facility’
Press TV - The US-Korea institute of Johns Hopkins University says
satellite imagery shows North Korea is making ‘wide-ranging, extensive’
efforts to re-launch the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center.
‘I already won’: Snowden is helping the NSA though it brands him a
RT - In an interview with the Washington Post, Snowden said that he had
“already won” because society has begun to address the issue of
government surveillance. “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the
mission’s already accomplished,” said the whistleblower. “Remember, I
didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to
determine if it should change itself.”
Almost Every Passenger On A Flight From Dubai To India Was Found
Carrying 1 Kilo Of Gold
Zero Hedge - ...Faced with curbs on gold imports and crash in
international prices leaving it cheaper in other countries, gold houses
and smugglers are turning to NRIs to bring in the yellow metal legally
after paying duty. Any NRI, who has stayed abroad for more than six
months, is allowed to bring in 1kg gold.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Administration Offers Flimsy Excuse for NSA Surveillance
Kurt Nimmo - On Sunday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice
told Leslie Stahl and 60 Minutes that the NSA did not lie to the
American people. The agency “inadvertently made false
representations” to the secret FISA court about illegally
collecting data on hundreds of millions of Americans, according
to Rice. She said the NSA has “discovered it and corrected it.”
NSA Panel Member Recommends Increased Data Collection
National Journal - Michael Morell, the former acting director of
the CIA and a member of President Obama's task force on
surveillance, said in an interview on Sunday that a
controversial telephone data-collection program conducted by the
National Security Agency should be expanded to include emails.
He also said the program, far from being unnecessary, could
prevent the next 9/11.
For Health Coverage Starting Jan. 1, Deadline Extended a Day
WSJ - Federal officials delayed the deadline to sign up for Jan.
1 coverage through the end of Christmas Eve. The deadline was
originally set for midnight on Dec. 23, but contractors managing
the site changed configurations to allow users to sign up for
the first wave of health-law coverage through Dec. 24, people
familiar with the matter said.
Wal-Mart “Robo-Doctor” Kiosk Promotes Obamacare
Kit Daniels - Thousands of self-service “robo-doctor” kiosks are
currently being installed inside Wal-Marts across America which
collect personal information and promote Obamacare through a
health screening loaded with advertisements.
Obama Family Christmas Card: No Mention of Christ or Christmas
Paul Joseph Watson - The Obama family Christmas card contains no
mention of Christ or Christmas in yet another example of how
politically correct sensitivities have eclipsed common sense.
The Genuine Conflict Being Ignored in the Duck Dynasty Debate
The Atlantic - An evangelical Christian points out that there
is, in fact, a tension between orthodox Christianity and
homosexuality. Saying otherwise robs American society of an
honest debate about how to reconcile sexual tolerance with
religious tolerance.... The message A&E’s decision sends is that
the network will not tolerate someone who conscientiously
objects to homosexuality on religious grounds.
US schools attempted to ban 49 books in 2013
RT - Censorship in American schools and libraries is on the rise
as more institutions attempt to ban books tackling racial and
sexual issues, as well as those written by minorities, according
to the anti-censorship group Kids’ Right to Read Project.
Food Behind Bars Isn’t Fit for Your Dog
uruknet.com - Aramark, often contracted to provide food to
prisoners at about a dollar a meal, is one of numerous
corporations, from phone companies to construction firms, that
have found our grotesque system of mass incarceration to be very
profitable. The bodies of the poor, when they are not captive,
are worth little to corporations. But bodies behind bars can
each generate $40,000 to $50,000 a year for corporate coffers.
The U.S. Prison Population - By The Numbers (w/Infographic)
Activist Post - It has been well documented that despite the
platitudes suggesting that the United States is the beacon of
freedom, it is actually the location with the most filled cages
of human beings. The capital of this Gulag is currently
Louisiana, where the incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran's,
seven times China's and 10 times Germany's.
TSA confiscates photographer’s blower because it could be filled
with gunpowder and used as a missile
RINF - In a photography forum, Surapon recounts the sad story of
how the TSA took away his Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster, a
blower for removing dust from equipment, at an airport in New
Christmas Toy Distribution in Pittsburgh Turns into a Mob Scene
The Daily Sheeple - In a true example of just how desperate
people have become this year, chaos erupted at a Pittsburgh
Salvation Army on Friday during Christmas toy distribution. It
became so dangerous that the staff was forced to halt the
handout and the police had to be called.
Army: Don’t say Christmas
Fox News - That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of
soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a
soldier who attended a recent briefing. “It’s unbelievable that
the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said
Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal
firm representing the unidentified soldier.
In 1965 Peanuts Creator Charles Shultz fought to keep the Christ
henrymakow.com - "A Charlie Brown Christmas: Linus' iconic
speech about the true meaning of Christmas was almost cut when
the animated movie's producers and creator Charles Schultz
clashed over the inclusion of religion. Schultz (left) wanted
the one-minute-long speech left in, but the producers thought it
would limit its audience and drive away advertisers."
15 Quotes About The Duck Dynasty Controversy That Every American
Michael Snyder - What is being done to Phil Robertson shows just
how far America has fallen. The thought police are waging an
all-out campaign to take down one of the biggest names in the
United States, and if they are successful none of us will ever
be safe again. We are becoming a nation that is governed by
bullying, intimidation and unwritten speech codes, and if you
happen to say the “wrong thing” you could lose everything.
Obama signs order for federal worker pay raises in 2014
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama, as signaled earlier in the
year, signed an executive order on Monday setting federal
civilian and military pay rates for 2014, and including the
first raise for civilian workers in four years.
13 Charts Of 13 Years For Christmas 2013
Zero Hedge - The following 13 charts of the last 13 years cover
everything from collapsing SAT scores to record high prices of
alcohol and from surging gun background checks to record high
food stamp recipients, this is not your great grandma's
the clock ticks, retail traffic continues slide
CNBC News - Brick-and-mortar retailers saw no signs of relief
last week, as store traffic in the final week before Christmas
posted the third straight week of double-digit declines,
according to the most recent report from ShopperTrak.
Missing POW's Remains Returned To His Widow 63 Years After His
LA Times - In the Korean War, he was assigned as a field medic,
Battery C, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry
Division, when he was taken prisoner by North Korean forces in
December 1950. He died in March 1951, it was learned later, but
his remains were only recently returned to the U.S. and
identified, said Bob Kurkjian, executive director of USO Greater
Los Angeles Area.
A Real Turn-off: Last Phase of Light Bulb Ban Takes Effect Jan.
New American - Beginning January 1, Edison’s classic
incandescent light bulb will essentially be banned in the
country that gave it birth — all to please environmental and
corporate lobbyists.... One-hundred-watt and 75-watt bulbs have
already disappeared, and in 2014, 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs are
set to vanish.
Susquehanna Valley nurse fired after refusing to get flu shot
wgal.com - Dreonna Breton spends her days with her 18-month-old
son, Westen. The 29-year-old, who is pregnant, lost the nursing
job she loved with Horizon Healthcare Services after refusing to
get a flu shot.
3 Great Supplements to Help You Fight and Prevent a Cold
Natural Society - Supplements could play a role in your battle
for wellness and flu prevention. Here are 3 great supplements
for fighting and preventing a cold and flu.
Peppermint provides surprising results for digestive problems,
physical performance and even weight loss
(NaturalNews) While most of its known benefits deal with stomach
and digestive issues, some of the latest research now suggests
that it may also be of assistance to curb cravings, ease tension
headaches, boost concentration and even enhance exercise
Acai berry - Six ways this superfood can change your health
(NaturalNews) Acai berry contains anthocyanins and antioxidants
- elements that have been linked to a slowing of the body's
aging process. Studies indicate that acai berry has 10 times
more antioxidants than grapes and fully twice as many as
blueberries, making it extremely beneficial for those of us
trying to thwart the aging process (and who wouldn't want to?).
Check out these healthy, gluten-free alternatives to white flour
(NaturalNews) It's not difficult to find research lamenting the
poor nutritional value of enriched white flour. Consuming this
omnipresent flour - which has been processed, bleached and
stripped of all its nutrients - has been repeatedly linked to
constipation, diabetes, cancer and more.
The Dangerous Chemicals Lurking in Your Laundry Soap
Activist Post - You wear your clothes every day and probably
take great pains to keep a number of different outfits ready for
any occasion. You’ve likely invested time and effort into making
sure your clothes fit properly and look good when you put them
on. It’s kind of odd then, that most of us pay little attention
to what we clean our clothes with.
Passive Smoking – Another Of The Nanny State’s Big Lies
Telegraph - Passive smoking doesn’t give you lung cancer. So
says a new report publicised by the American Cancer Institute
which will come as no surprise whatsoever to anyone with a shred
of integrity who has looked into the origins of the great
“environmental tobacco smoke” meme.
How TheWeek.com got swindled into pushing Big Pharma's
(NaturalNews) A recent hack-job "study" declaring all
multivitamins to be completely useless has been exposed as
nothing more than drug industry propaganda following the
revelation that not only were the vitamins used in the study
synthetic, but the study itself was backed and funded by Big
Ractopamine: The Meat Additive Banned Almost Everywhere But
Dr. Mercola - Beta-agonist drugs, as a class, have been used in
US cattle production since 2003. The drug is administered in the
days leading up to slaughter, and as much as 20 percent of it
can remain in the meat you buy. This is disconcerting when you
consider that the drug label warns: "Not for use in humans,” and
“individuals with cardiovascular disease should exercise special
caution to avoid exposure.”
The benefits of Probiotics
(NaturalNews) Basically, probiotics benefit us in two ways:
First, research has shown that probiotics assist the immune
system by preventing colds and flu while speeding up recovery
and preventing diseases like irritable bowel, allergies and
diarrhea.... Second, probiotics play a large part in keeping our
digestive tract healthy. Lifestyle, emotional stress, poor food
choices are just some of the many reasons that shift the balance
of the stomach health in favor of harmful bacteria.
Myrrh can have a positive effect on the whole body
(NaturalNews) Although well-known from the Bible, the sap used
to create myrrh often remains something of a mystery to the
majority of the public... In the modern world, myrrh is used in
a number of ways, from cleansing the body to avoiding illness,
because of the antiviral and fungicidal properties of the oil.
Myrrh is one of the best kept health secrets of our time.
Crazy Calculations Behind $652,000 File-Sharing Damages
torrentfreak.com - Earlier this week a torrent site user was hit
with a damages claim of $652,000 for uploading one movie to the
Internet. With the huge amount undoubtedly still ringing in the
28-year-old’s ears, questions are now being raised about how
this figure was arrived at. It’s an amazing process that shows
that sometimes copyright holders may as well just think of a
number, double it, multiply it by the day of the week and then
add it all to their dog’s age.
VIDEO: Of course, an orchestra of non-musicians and
musicians playing the wrong instruments is
twentytwowords.com - Founded in 1970 by a group of
students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England,
the Portsmouth Sinfonia was a grand experiment.
Their entrance requirement was unique indeed:
non-musicians were encouraged to join. Or if you
were an instrumentalist, you could join, but you had
to play a different instrument than what you were
trained to play.
- December 23, 2013 - Today In History:
1783 - George Washington returned home to Mount
Vernon, after the disbanding of his army following
the Revolutionary War.
1788 - Maryland voted to cede a 100-square-mile area
for the seat of the national government. About
two-thirds of the area became the District of
1880 - Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison
Electric Light Company of Europe.
1913 - The Federal Reserve Bill was signed into law
by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The act
established 12 Federal Reserve Banks.
1919 - The 1st ship used as an ambulance for the
transport patients was launched. The hospital ship
was named USS Relief and had 515 beds.
1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation began
daily news broadcasts.
1941 - During World War II, American forces on Wake
Island surrendered to the Japanese.
1942 - Bob Hope agreed to entertain U.S. airmen in
Alaska. It was the first of the traditional
1968 - Eighty-two crewmembers of the U.S.
intelligence ship Pueblo were released by North
Korea, 11 months after they had been captured.
1981 - NASA approved a plan to continue the Voyager
II spacecraft on a trajectory that would take it
within 66,000 miles of Uranus on July 24, 1986.
1986 - The experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first
non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling
as it landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in
1987 - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life
sentence for the attempted assassination of U.S.
President Ford in 1975, escaped from the Alderson
Federal Prison for Women in West Virginia. She was
recaptured two days later.
1990 - Elections in Yugoslavia ended, leaving four
of its six republics with non-Communist governments.
1997 - Terry Nichols was convicted by a Denver jury
on charges of conspiracy and involuntary
manslaughter in the 1995 federal building bombing in
Oklahoma City. The bomb killed 168 people.
1998 - Guerrillas in south Lebanon fired dozens of
rockets at northern Israel.
China planning 110,000-ton 'super aircraft carrier' to rival US naval
RT - Following Washington’s move to increase its military footprint in
Asia, China has declared it is building a nuclear-powered aircraft
carrier of a size to compete with the mightiest in the US naval fleet.
N.S.A. Dragnet Included Allies, Aid Groups and Business Elite
NY Times - Secret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of American
and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an
Israeli prime minister, heads of international aid organizations,
foreign energy companies and a European Union official involved in
antitrust battles with American technology businesses.
Snowden will help Germany investigate NSA spying if granted asylum –
RT - Edward Snowden is offering Germany his help with investigating NSA
spying activities on its soil, if Berlin grants him political asylum,
Stern reports, citing correspondence with the whistleblower.
Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the
Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined
Zero Hedge - Above-ground nuclear tests – which caused numerous cancers
to the “downwinders” – were covered up by the American, French and other
governments for decades.... But the amount of radiation pumped out by
Fukushima dwarfs the amount released by the nuclear tests.
TEPCO detects record radiation at Fukushima’s reactor 2, new leak
RT - TEPCO has found a record 1.9 million becquerels per liter of beta
ray-emitting radioactive substances at its No.2 reactor. Also
radioactive cesium was detected in deeper groundwater at No.4 unit’s
well, as fears grow of a new leak into the ocean.
Obama Tells Congress He ‘May Take Further Action’ in Turbulent South
CNS News - President Obama informed Congress Sunday that if necessary he
“may take further action” to protect U.S. citizens, personnel and
property, including the embassy, in South Sudan, where troops deployed
to evacuate Americans came under fire on Saturday.
South Sudan: US citizens evacuated from Bor
The Guardian - US evacuates its citizens from strategic city amid heavy
machine-gun fire, but Canadians, Britons and Kenyans trapped, UN
U.S. Furious With Israel After Sale of Advanced Military Technology to
algemeiner.com - The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Head of Defense Export
Control, Meir Shalit, resigned last week after the United States
expressed anger over a decision he made to sell sensitive military
equipment to China, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Sunday. At the
time, Shalit did not provide a reason for his resignation.
Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Partner in Terror Mohamed Morsi Linked to
Freedom Outpost - Recordings of phone conversations between former
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri
could soon be released in detail.
U.S. Will Spend $3.35M to 'Improve the Quality of Media Content'--In
CNS News - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is
planning to spend $3.35 million to “improve the quality of media content
and strengthen the media’s capacity to meet professional standards” in
Armenia, according to an agency request for applications (RFA).
Russia sends 75 combat vehicles to Syria to transport chemical weapons
RT - Russia has delivered 75 armored trucks to Syria, along with other
equipment that will be involved in the destruction of Syrian chemical
weapons arsenal, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported.
The Philippines is devastated as much by unfair debt as typhoon Haiyan
The Guardian - By Christmas Eve, the Philippines will have spent $1bn
(£0.6bn) paying foreign debts in the seven weeks since typhoon Haiyan
devastated much of the country. It will have spent a total of $8.4bn on
foreign debt in 2013, and faces a further $8.8bn in 2014.
GRIDEX III In Toronto
Conspiracy Cafe - Toronto was hit with a massive lightning strike in the
middle of the night that took out portions of the power grid. A friend
of one of my associates witnessed the strike. It was a giant red
lightning bolt. The lights shuddered after the strike. Then a giant
green lightning bolt hit and knocked everything out.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Bigger, Badder NDAA 2014 Quietly Passed the House and Senate –
and It Is On the Way to Obama’s Desk
The Daily Sheeple Dec 21, 2013 - Yesterday the 2014 National
Defense Authorization Act was fast-tracked through the Senate,
with no time for discussion or amendments. And you know, its
Christmastime, so they just passed it so that they could recess
for the holidays. The new version of the NDAA has already been
quietly passed by the House of Representatives.
White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance
NY Times - The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent
a federal judge in California from ruling on the
constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs
authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that
recent disclosures about National Security Agency spying were
not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would
jeopardize state secrets.
YouTube: Black Budget: US govt clueless about missing Pentagon
RT - The Pentagon has secured a 630 billion dollar budget for
next year, even though it's failed to even account for the money
it's received since 1996. A whopping 8.5 trillion dollars of
taxpayer cash have gone to defence programmes - none of which
has been audited. This black budget has sparked concerns over
potential fraud, as Gayane Chichakyan reports.
Obama Lifts Health Mandate for Those With Canceled Plans
Bloomberg - Hundreds of thousands of people whose health plans
are being canceled because their coverage doesn’t meet Obamacare
rules will be exempt next year from the U.S. mandate that all
Americans carry medical insurance.
White House Damage Control: Obamacare Repeal Will 'Cost too
Breitbart - Over the last several weeks the Obama White House
has been executing a media blitz meant to sell Obamacare to the
nation—again. As the final maneuver in that plan, the President
is releasing several reports on how Obamacare will affect the
states. His message: repealing Obamacare will just be too
Latest Obamacare Commercial Features 1/2 Naked Gay Men
benswann.com - The Obama administration has recently teamed up
with a campaign called #Out2Enroll, the brainchild of the
Sellers Dorsey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that focuses on
“improving the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender community,” according to their website.
School Sanitizes “Silent Night” By Removing All Religious Lyrics
benswann.com - At Ralph J. Osgood Intermediate School in Long
Island, New York, religious lines were removed from the
Christmas carol. A few of the axed lyrics were “Christ the
Savior is born,” “Holy infant so, tender and mild,” “round yon
virgin, mother and child” and “Jesus, Lord at thy birth.”
Judge Rules: Obama Social Security Card Fraud May Finally Get
Freedom Outpost - Judge Hollander in Maryland gives Attorney
Orly Taitz 21 days to file a second amended complaint and add
allegations in regards to an improper withholding by the Social
Security Administration of records of Harry Bounel, whose Social
security number is being illegally used by Barack Obama.
Judge Claims DHS Assisting Traffickers With Smuggled Children
Fox News - In a scathing order filed last week, U.S. District
Judge Andrew S. Hanen slammed the Obama administration for
assisting a "criminal conspiracy," rather than enforcing border
security laws. Hanen said the "dangerous" practice is
effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the
Mexican drug cartels, which run many of these operations.
Public, media barred from hearing on James Holmes’ sanity
AP - The public and the news media will be barred from a
pretrial hearing in the Colorado theater shooting case that will
include testimony from a psychiatrist who evaluated whether
defendant James Holmes was insane, the judge ruled Friday....
The order also bars victims of the July 2012 attack from the
hearing, scheduled to start Jan. 27.
Michelle Obama: 'Make It a Christmas Treat' to Talk About Health
CNS News - "And we urge people to reach out. And if they signed
up their child, then signed up -- sign up their friends," Mrs.
Obama said. "You know, if you've got grandkids, make it a
Christmas treat around the table to talk about a little health
care. You know, ring in the new year with a -- new coverage."
Sheriff takes a stand; announces department will no longer
assist A&E during filming
bizpacreview.com - The local sheriff in a Georgia county where
A&E has filmed several of its programs has publicly announced
the network will no longer receive the assistance of his
Sheriff’s Department due to A&E’s “unreasonable” punishment of
“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.
Phil Robertson Returning To Duck Dynasty
mrconservative.com - It has now been revealed that Phil
Robertson will be returning to Duck Dynasty on January 15. A&E
said they have no plans to fire the star. It appears as though
the war on Phil Robertson and his freedoms of free speech and
religions aren’t quite so savage. Although A&E declared they
were suspending the star “indefinitely, ” it was apparently only
a façade for the gay community as sources say they still intend
to air episodes featuring Robertson .
Atlantic City Cop Ordered to Pay $250,000 From Own Pocket to
Citizen He Abused
photographyisnotacrime.com - We’ve seen so many police abuse
lawsuits settled before making it to trial where cops admit no
wrongdoing while guiltily dishing out thousands of taxpayer
dollars that it’s surprising to see one actually make it to
We are Completely Unprotected in an Economic War that is
Destroying Our Economy and Country
Economy In Crisis - Job killing “free trade” means open borders
– no duties or tariffs – forcing American workers to compete
against $4 per hour wages, which simply cannot be done.
Manufacturers move jobs overseas to stay profitable and ship
their products back here duty- and tariff-free.
NM Supreme Court rules state can trim benefits for retired
KOB4 - The court ruled that the state does have the right to
trim pension benefits for retired government workers. The move
will help improve the long-term finances of public employee
retirement programs, but many retirees weren't happy about the
ruling. The case was brought about by retired educators, who
sued to prevent reductions in their annual cost of living
JPMorgan Imposes Spending Caps On 10% Of Its Debit Cards Due To
Target Security Breach
Zero Hedge - The new limit effects roughly 2 million accounts,
or roughly 10% of Chase debit card accounts, according to a bank
On The 100th Anniversary Of The Federal Reserve Here Are 100
Reasons To Shut It Down Forever
blacklistednews.com - December 23rd, 1913 is a date which will
live in infamy. That was the day when the Federal Reserve Act
was pushed through Congress. Many members of Congress were
absent that day, and the general public was distracted with
Sailors on old warship dumped thousands of tons of radioactive
waste for years
Tampa Bay Times - "We turned off all the lights," George
Albernaz testified at a 2005 Department of Veterans Affairs
hearing, "and … pretend that we were broken down and … we would
take these barrels and having only steel-toed shoes … no
protection gear, and proceed to roll these barrels into the
ocean, 300 barrels at a trip."
The Health Risks of Small Apartments
The Atlantic - “Sure, these micro-apartments may be fantastic
for young professionals in their 20’s,” Dak Kopec, director of
design for human health at Boston Architectural College, told
The Atlantic. “But they definitely can be unhealthy for older
people, say in their 30’s and 40’s, who face different stress
factors that can make tight living conditions a problem.”
Lawsuit alleges BP, Chevron dumped radioactive waste into
RT - Oil behemoths BP and Chevron dumped toxic waste - including
some radioactive material - from their drilling operations into
coastal waters, claims Louisiana parish Plaquemines in a lawsuit
removed to federal court Thursday.
Map: Areas Of Probable Power System Collapse: “130 Million
Lacking Power For Several Years”
Mac Slavo - According to a report commissioned by the Department
of Homeland Security which cites data from the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, the infrastructure supporting our power
grid is so outdated and vulnerable that an attack or natural
disaster could lead to an outage scenario of unprecedented
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says It’s Unconstitutional For Gas
Companies to Frack Wherever They Want
AlterNet - As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, the court
voted 4 – 2 that a provision that allowing natural gas companies
to drill anywhere, regardless of local zoning laws, was
unconstitutional. Seven municipalities had challenged the shale
drilling law, known as Act 13, that required “drilling, waste
pits and pipelines be allowed in every zoning district,
including residential districts, as long as certain buffers are
The Top 20 Leafy Greens And Herbs to Juice
Healthy Debates - Juicing a variety of leafy greens and herbs is
important for our overall health – especially when it comes to
juicing and blending on a regular basis. Every vegetable and
fruit has its own nutritional and chemical signature.
The detrimental effects of magnesium deficiency
(NaturalNews) Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals on
Earth and one of the most important for the human body. It is
estimated that over 80% of Americans are deficient in it.
Magnesium deficiencies cause a myriad of health problems that
are very rarely ever diagnosed by most health authorities.
Can Vitamin D3 Influence Moods and Dispel Depression?
Natural Society - umerous studies have shown that vitamin D3 is
able to improve mood and vanquish depression - something that is
essential during the dark, winter months.
Is this one daily habit increasing your risk of cancer?
(NaturalNews) Bearing in mind that skin is the body's largest
organ and absorbs substances readily, it's always a good rule of
thumb to avoid exposing skin to anything we wouldn't ingest. And
yet, a common routine is poisoning us on a daily basis -
Merck issues voluntary recall of 743,360 vials of Gardasil HPV
Fox News - The company estimates that only 10 of the 743,360
vials in the lot may have been affected by the incident, which
was the result of a breakdown in production. A medical
assessment conducted by Merck concluded that if a patient were
to receive one of the contaminated vaccines, they had a “remote
risk” of experiencing a reaction at the injection site.
There is No Such Thing as a Safe Vaccine and There Never will Be
Natural Society - Bypassing our normal immune system pathway and
inserting an artificial immune response stimulant (vaccination)
with or without added toxins has inherent dangers. Few
articulate this better than Dr. Suzanne Humprhies....
How the NSA Paid Security Firm $10 Million to Promote Flawed
libertyblitzkrieg.com - Stories documenting the NSA’s
intentional attempt to weaken encryption standards have been
floating around for months now, but Reuters put out a story
Friday that documents just how far the out of control agency has
gone to weaken security for hundreds of millions of computer
5 Inexpensive Ways to Store Your Food
Natural Blaze - You can spend a fortune on food for long-term
storage, but if you don’t protect your investment, that money
could be completely wasted. Proper storage containers don’t have
to cost a fortune.
By Popular Demand: How to Bathe a Cat and Live to Tell About It
Dr. Becker - Watch this purely for entertainment value, or
because you have a cat with imperfect grooming habits who needs
bathing. How to assuage your kitty's stress, and what to do
first to protect yourself from becoming an unwitting victim of
VIDEO: Things Dogs Teach Us
Dr. Becker - When humans bring a dog into their lives, they are
most often looking for a companion; what they may not realize is
that they are getting a teacher as well. Every single day dogs
teach us important life lessons about love, overcoming adversity
- December 20, 2013 - Today In History:
1790 - The first successful cotton mill in the
United States began operating at Pawtucket, RI.
1803 - The United States Senate ratified a treaty
that included the Louisiana Territories from France
for $15 million. The transfer was completed with
formal ceremonies in New Orleans.
1820 - The state of Missouri enacted legislation to
tax bachelors between the ages of 21-50 for being
unmarried. The tax was $1 a year.
1860 - South Carolina became the first state to
secede from the American Union.
1864 - Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, GA as
Union Gen. William T. Sherman continued his "March
to the Sea."
1928 - Mail delivery by dog sled began in Lewiston,
1946 - In Indochina (Vietnam), full-scale guerrilla
warfare between Vietnam partisans and French troops
1954 - Buick Motor Company signed Jackie Gleason to
one of the largest contracts ever entered into with
an entertainer. Gleason agreed to produce 78
half-hour shows over a two-year period for
1963 - The Berlin Wall was opened for the first time
to West Berliners. It was only for the holiday
season. It closed again on January 6, 1964.
1989 - General Noriega, Panama's former dictator,
was overthrown by a United States invasion force
invited by the new civilian government. The project
was known as Operation Just Cause.
1998 - In Houston, TX, a 27-year-old woman gave
birth to the only known living set of octuplets.
1999 - The Vermont Supreme Court ruled homosexual
couples were entitled to the same benefits and
protections as wedded couples of the opposite sex.
2001 - The U.S. Congress passed a $20 billion
package to finance the war against terrorism taking
place in Afghanistan.
2001 - The first British peacekeepers arrived in
Afghanistan to help the nation heal after decades of
American senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill
Press TV - In a blatant move to oppose President Barack Obama’s request
for not imposing fresh sanctions, 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans
sponsored the new Senate bill on Thursday. Related article:
Obama would veto new Iran sanctions bill
Putin: I envy Obama, because he can 'spy' and get away with it
RT - "I envy Obama because he can spy on his allies without any
consequences," said Putin when asked about how his relations had changed
with the US following Snowden’s espionage revelations.
Eyes everywhere: NSA's second tier spying partners identified
RT - Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and several other EU countries
were named among “third party partners” in the NSA-led global signal
intelligence program, a new leak submitted by journalist Glenn Greenwald
to Danish TV reveals.
China’s central bank hacked; angry bitcoin traders may be to blame
MarketWatch - As bitcoin halved in value after several Chinese exchanges
halted yuan deposits, China’s central bank was the target of a hacking
attack on Wednesday, with state media suggesting angry bitcoin investors
may be to blame.
VIDEO: US court revives 9/11 case against Saudi Arabia
Press TV - A federal appeals court in New York City has revived
litigation against Saudi Arabia on behalf of families of victims of the
September 11, 2001 attacks.
Leader of al Qaida-linked Nusra Front predicts victory over Syria’s
McClatchy - The leader of one the most feared and effective Syrian rebel
groups told Al Jazeera news service Thursday that the nearly 3-year-old
conflict was close to an end and that his forces – considered to be
among the most radical – held the upper hand over both the Syrian regime
and secular rebel groups.
Troops Sent to South Sudan
StratRisks - Barack Obama announced Thursday that he had deployed 45
American military personnel to South Sudan to protect the U.S. embassy
and Americans in the country as it teeters toward ethnic civil war.
Russia did not ‘block’ Syria draft statement at UN – diplomatic source
RT - The UN Security Council failed Thursday to adopt a statement on the
recent civilian deaths in Syria. The US-proposed draft had condemned
Damascus for indiscriminate attacks on Aleppo, but the Americans would
not accept Russia’s balancing amendments.
"The Chinese Don't Want Dollars Anymore, They Want Gold" - London's Gold
Vaults Are Empty: This Is Why
Zero Hedge - Today gold slid under $1200 per ounce, dropping to a level
not seen in three years. Judging by the price action one would think
that gold is not only overflowing from precious metal vaults everywhere,
but can be found thrown away on the street, where nobody even bothers to
pick it up. One would be wrong.
Global Arctic wars already started
RT - Today’s globalized geopolitical grand chessboard often plays out in
interestingly complex and roundabout ways. Such is the case of the
on-going tug of war between the US, UK and EU on the one hand, and
Russia and its allies on the other.
Dogs, Cows And Toxic Vials, That’s What Vaccines Are Made Of!
Natural Blaze - On December 3, 2013, UK newspapers reported that in the
future, doctors will be given the power to lecture any parent who
refuses to have their child vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. This move
is a part of a government campaign to boost falling vaccination rates in
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Former CIA Head: Snowden “Should Be Hanged By The Neck Until He
Steve Watson - In a statement that conjures images of the middle
ages, former CIA chief and all round globalist neocon James
Woolsey said on live TV Tuesday that NSA whistleblower Edward
Snowden should be hanged for treason.
Obamacare Enhances Globalist Effort to Restrict Freedom of
Kurt Nimmo - Reading through the 381,517 words of the Obamacare
bill, American Thinker’s Stella Paul discovered something
overlooked in the ongoing discussion about the law — it
discourages freedom of travel.
Gallup: Record 72% Say Big Government Is Greatest Threat
Breitbart - A record high 72% of Americans think that big
government is the greatest threat to the future of the United
States. Only 21% name big business as the greatest threat, while
5% say big labor.
VICTORY: Emmett, Idaho Bans NDAA Detention, Laws of War
Activist Post - On Tuesday, the Emmett City Council approved the
Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution, thus banning the
detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA, and the application of
the laws of war, which originally made Emmett a “battlefield” in
the war on terror.
Duck Dynasty: It’s Not About the First Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - Issue is about government handing out special
rights to preferential groups. Daniel D’Addario, writing for
uber-liberal Salon, is correct. The Duck Dynasty imbroglio is
not about the First Amendment. A&E has the right to suspend
whatever actor or television show it deems appropriate for its
business. “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who
own one,” said A. J. Liebling, highlighting what should be
* Related Article:
National Boycott Launched Against Duck Dynasty Censorship
TSA Launches ‘Fun’ Website For Kids
Paul Joseph Watson - The TSA has launched a new “fun” website
for kids in order to “help all passengers understand what to
expect when going through airport security.” The extent of the
“fun” is an animated YouTube video which depicts TSA agents as
polite, cuddly dog cartoon characters, a word search, and a
print out of a TSA badge which can be colored in.
Senate reaches deal and prepares to head home; Yellen vote off
till Jan. 6
McClatchy - The Senate finally broke its procedural logjam
Thursday night, agreeing not to have an all-night session, push
nomination votes into Friday, and postpone any vote on Janet
Yellen as Federal Reserve Chairman until Jan. 6.
‘Data brokers’ selling personal info of rape victims to
marketers - report
RT - “Data brokers” track, categorize and sell personal health
information for marketing use, a new US Senate report reveals.
Data groupings include rape victims and HIV-positive
individuals, those with depression and dementia, and womens’
JPM's Quiet Scramble To Refill Its Gold Vault
Zero Hedge - With gold plunging to multi-year lows, is JPM just
taking advantage of the "blood on the streets" and becoming the
helpful bidder of last (or first) resort and replenishing its
record low depleted inventory by taking advantage of below
production cost fire sales, or... is something else going on
here? Inquiring minds want to know.
Six Great Reasons to 'Don't Buy Made in China' This Holiday
Huffington Post - As the holiday season madness officially
begins, I want to offer six most excellent reasons for Don't Buy
Made in China. Related video: Death by China 2013 ( Full DVD )
West Is Close To Destroying Paper Gold Scheme & The Comex
King World News - William Kaye, who 25 years ago worked for
Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions, also addresses major
developments in the war on gold as well as what this will mean
for investors. Below is what Kaye had to say in his powerful and
YouTube: Stephen Moore: Hidden Obamacare Tax Will Cost Consumers
Another $100-$500 a Year
Get ready for another hidden Obamacare tax... Stephen Moore,
economist and Wall Street Journal contributor, discussed the
hidden Obamacare tax that will take effect in two weeks. The
hidden Obamacare tax will cost consumers $100-$500 a year and
will take effect on January 1, 2014. "It's a tax that is imposed
on health insurance plans.."
Dolphins Suffering From Lung Disease Due to Gulf Oil Spill,
WSJ - Dolphins in an area hard hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil
spill in 2010 are suffering from lung diseases and other
abnormalities that are consistent with toxic exposure to oil,
according to a study backed by the federal government and
released on Wednesday.
Geologists Discover Evidence Of Super-Volcanoes In Utah
upr.org - Around 30 million years ago, when large mammals roamed
North America, Utah was the site of 15 super eruptions. Head
researcher Eric Christiansen said one of the largest eruptions
happened near Wah Wah Springs in central Utah. “Compared to what
erupted out of Mount St. Helens in 1980, it’s about 5,000 times
bigger,” Christiansen said.
Recipe: Serious Medicine in a Bowl: 52 Clove Garlic Defeats
Colds and Flus
Natural Society - As the weather cools and seasons shift,
preserve your health, fortify your internal defenses, and
eradicate seasonal illness with warming spices and foods like a
52 clove garlic soup.
A Tale of Two Brains: How Your Second Brain Is Key To
Understanding Many Chronic Illnesses
Green Med Info - While our cranial brain performs complex
cognitive functions, allowing us to process information, apply
knowledge, and change preferences, our belly brain is intuitive
and receives signals and messages regarding our bodies and the
environment that it sends back to our cranial brain and vice
Four Out of Eight Patients Die of Mystery Illness in Montgomery
Activist Post - A mystery illness in Montgomery County, Texas
has killed four of the eight people suffering from it, and two
more are critically ill.... All of the patients tested negative
for known strains of influenza, even though they all presented
with influenza-like illness. (ILI). There has been around 2000
cases of influenza-like illness in Montgomery County so far this
year, but these cases are different in both severity and
The Case Against Corporate Media and Big Pharma Science Grows
Activist Post - In a recent anti-supplement propaganda article
by NPR entitled “The Case Against Multi-Vitamins Grows
Stronger,” the notorious “news” agency lavishly reported the
alleged findings of “experts” proving that “vitamin supplements
don't help most people and can actually cause diseases that
people are taking them to prevent, like cancer.”
Whole Foods to Stop Selling Chobani Yogurt
NY Times - The Wall Street Journal, which on Wednesday reported
Whole Foods’ decision to drop Chobani, attributed it to the
yogurt maker’s use of milk from cows whose feed is derived from
genetically engineered crops, or G.M.O.’s, like corn and soy
Thieves Oil: Use this Essential Oil to Ward Off Colds and Flus
(Natural News Blogs) - The story of Thieves Oil takes us all the
way back to the Plague in the15th century. There were thieves
who preyed upon the dead and dying but somehow never became
infected. A famous band of four thieves were finally captured in
Marseilles, France and charged with the crime of robbing the
Healthy Fats can Help Men with Prostate Cancer Live Longer
Natural Society - Men with prostate cancer may be able to extend
their lives by eating a diet rich in foods that contain
healthful fats like avocados, nuts, and seeds.
Science Focues on Body’s Own ‘Inner Light’ as the Ultimate
Natural Society - A new science shows that our bodies are made
up of 'light', and claims to measure this light stored in our
DNA to determine our state of well-being.
Soy Causes Insulin Resistance And a Reduction In Hormones
Involved In Regulating Blood Sugar and Fat Levels
Prevent Disease - More bad news for soy lovers as the legume
continues to be linked to negative health effects. A recent
study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
supports previous evidence that soy isoflavones detrimentally
affect gene expression of a hormone influencing insulin-resistence
and body fat levels.
Nine states propose 16 anti-fluoridation bills in 2013 to
protect public against poison
(NaturalNews) Things are heating up on the fluoride front as
states and municipalities all across the country rethink their
official water fluoridation policies. According to the Fluoride
Action Network (FAN), some 16 pieces of legislation across nine
states were introduced or passed just within the past year to
protect the public against this pervasive poison.
Edward Snowden doesn’t show up once in Google’s list of top 2013
Washington Post - This year's National Security Agency
revelations have created a firestorm of reports and debates
about the state of U.S. surveillance technology and intelligence
policy. It set off a brief international manhunt. Entire
countries are now building countermeasures to deflect the NSA's
gaze. But at least in the eyes of Google, Edward Snowden was
hardly a blip on the radar.
Video: Judge Napolitano: Facebook Terms Of Service A Gross
Violation Of Privacy
Liberty Crier - Judge Napolitano discusses Facebooks policies
that he thinks are violations of privacy, but syas that at least
when Facebook does it you can go somewhere else. This is not the
case when the government spies.
Facebook won’t pay taxes again, will get refund instead
RT - It’s shaping up to be another multi-billion dollar year for
Facebook, but don’t expect the social networking site to pay it
forward: according to a new analysis, the website will pay no
taxes this year and will instead likely receive a federal
Smartphone 'Kill Switches' May Be Required By Law
Meghan Neal - California Sen. Mark Leno introduced a bill today
that would require all smartphones be hardwired with anti-theft
technology that "bricks" stolen phones, essentially turning them
into a useless chunk of metal, which authorities say would
discourage would-be thieves. If the law passes it'll most likely
mean that all mobile phones in the US would come pre-loaded with
a kill switch, since it wouldn't be practical to only build the
technology into devices sold in the Golden State.
10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe in Cold Weather
Dr. Becker - Cold temperatures can be dangerous and even deadly
for pets. Look inside for 10 tips that will help your dog or cat
stay safe and warm during the frigid winter ahead.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
46 Pioneer Skills for the Modern Homesteader
Natural Blaze - 21st century homesteading is a mindset that can
take place in the city core, an apartment, a planned community
or suburbia. And of course, the homesteading mindset prevails in
rural communities, farmlands and other more traditional
Don Imus quote
Daily Paul - "Nelson Mandela is a leader who Barack
Obama should try to emulate. He could start by
spending 27 years in prison.” -Don Imus
VIDEO: Rebels in the Ranks: Looks like Obama’s
ongoing purge of the military hasn’t cut deeply
Moonbattery - Security cameras captured the shocking
spectacle of United States Air Force musicians
performing sacred music in the National Air and
Space Museum’s “Milestones of Flight” gallery....
- December 19, 2013 - Today In History:
1732 - Benjamin Franklin began publishing "Poor
1777 - General George Washington led his army of
about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, PA, to camp for
1842 - Hawaii's independence was recognized by the
1843 - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was
first published in England.
1903 - The Williamsburg Bridge opened in New York
City. It opened as the largest suspension bridge on
Earth and remained the largest until 1924. It was
also the first major suspension bridge to use steel
towers to support the main cable.
1932 - The British Broadcasting Corp. began
transmitting overseas with its "Empire Service" to
1959 - Walter Williams died in Houston, TX, at the
age of 117. He was said to be the last surviving
veteran of the U.S. Civil War.
1972 - Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific,
ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.
1984 - Britain and China signed an accord returning
Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
1985 - ABC Sports announced that it was severing
ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’
from all TV commitments. Cosell continued on ABC
Radio for another five years.
1986 - Independent counsel Lawrence Walsh was
appointed to investigate the Iran-Contra issue.
1989 - U.S. troops invaded Panama to overthrow the
regime of General Noriega.
1998 - U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached on
two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by
the U.S. House of Representatives.
1998 - A four-day bombing of Iraq by British and
American forces ended.
2000 - The U.N. Security Council voted to impose
sanctions on Afghanistan's Taliban rulers unless
they closed all terrorist training camps and
surrender U.S. embassy bombing suspect Osama bin
2003 - Images for the new design for the Freedom
Tower at the World Trade Center site were released.
The building slopes into a spire that reaches 1,776
2008 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed a $17.4
billion rescue package of loans for ailing auto
makers General Motors and Chrysler.
Russia Plans Rail-Mounted Missiles to Counter US Global Strike Program
RIA Novosti - Russia will draft a plan in the coming year to deploy
rail-mounted nuclear missiles as a potential response to the United
States’ Prompt Global Strike program, the commander of its Strategic
Missile Force said on Wednesday.
VIDEO: Revealed: Norway Widely Spies On Russia For NSA – New Snowden
Liberty Crier - The latest leak from Edward Snowden has exposed Norway’s
role in America’s global spying operations. The Nordic country has been
sharing intelligence with the U.S. on Russia’s political elite, as well
as oil and gas companies and ordinary civilians. Helge Luras, director
of the Center for International and Strategic Analysis, joins RT studio.
NSA ruined it!' Brazil ditches Boeing jets, grants $4.5 bln contract to
RT - Brazil has rejected a contract for Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter jets in
favor of the Swedish Saab’s JAS 39 Gripens. The unexpected move to
reject the US bid comes amid the global scandal over the NSA’s
involvement in economic espionage activities.
Oil Found by Israel Should Belong to Palestine: 3.5 Billion Barrels of
Oil Reserves on the “Border between Israel and Palestine”
Global Research - While Israel is now facing a bright future as an oil
producer, there is one problem: Meged 5 is located on the Green Line,
the official border between Israel and Palestine. Lying a few dozen
meters inside Palestinian territory, according to international law and
the Oslo Accords, the well should belong to Palestine.
Chinese Moon Display Contains Image of Europe Being Nuked
Paul Joseph Watson - A display to promote China’s Jade Rabbit Moon rover
includes a background photograph of a mushroom cloud over Europe, a
startling detail which some have interpreted as an indication that
Beijing’s space program is a cover for the militarization of space.
Ice Under The Ice: Diamonds Discovered In Antarctica
Zero Hedge - From Canada’s claims to Russia’s defense forces and China’s
purposeful dependence-building aid to small Arctic states, everyone
knows the stakes. So, with very few big new diamond mines having been
developed in recent years, the FT reports that scientists have found a
site containing the rocks that often produce diamonds – in Antarctica.
The problem is that the frozen continent is protected from mining for
decades under an international treaty.
Saudi Arabia warns it will act against West's policy in Middle East
The Telegraph - Saudi Arabia has warned it has been forced to go its own
way in foreign policy as its Western allies seek diplomatic solutions to
the war in Syria and crisis with Iran. Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to
London said US-led diplomacy in the region was risking the stability of
the Middle East.
Nothing to warn about? UK may legalize fracking under homes without
RT - Hydraulic fracturing may soon take place under thousands of homes
across the United Kingdom without their owners’ knowledge. Based on a
proposed law change the burden of notifying homeowners will be lifted
from energy companies, the Guardian reports.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: US tests another nuclear-capable missile
Press TV - The United States has test-fired a nuclear-capable
inter-continental ballistic missile from an airbase in the state
of California. On Tuesday, a Minuteman 3 intercontinental
ballistic missile (ICBM), which is capable of carrying multiple
nuclear warheads, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base
into a 4,200 mile flight over the Pacific to a target on the
Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Another US group joins academic boycott of Israel
Press TV - The Native American and Indigenous Studies
Association (NAISA) urges its members to boycott Israeli
academia over Tel Aviv's violation of international law and UN
resolutions, the NAISA president wrote on the association’s
website this week.
White House releases recommendations for limiting NSA programs
RT - The Review Group suggests in their report that the NSA stop
pressuring tech companies to put government-friendly “backdoors”
into their programs and halt their habit of stockpiling
so-called zero-day exploits — or otherwise-unknown software and
hardware vulnerabilities than when relied upon may allow for
unfettered access to a target’s system.
CNN Poll: Fading support for stricter gun control exposes reason
why extremists move immediately to exploit tragedy
buckeyefirearms.org - CNN reported recently that "as memories
fade from last December's horrific school shooting in Newtown,
Connecticut, a new national poll indicates that support for
stricter gun control laws appears to be fading, too." While
CNN's premise that only a fading memory can explain the decline
in support for gun control is bogus, the findings are
Texas Court Rules Warrants Can be Obtained on ‘Predictions of
Adan Salazar - A ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
last week opens the door for Texas law enforcement to obtain
search warrants “based on predictions of the commission of
future crimes,” an appeals judge has stated.
Democrats Persecute Homeschooling Parents
Kit Daniels - Introduced by Sen. Capri Cafarao, Senate Bill 248
effectively requires homeschooling parents to be licensed by the
state through an application process which includes an
investigation, background checks and in-person interviews
between social workers and children which the parents are not
allowed to attend.
YouTube: Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes!
Karen Lamoreaux - Arkansas State Board of Ed - 12/16.
Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’
Washington Times - The U.S. War College, which molds future
field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove
its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of
Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: 16-Year-Old Uses ‘Affluenza’ As Drunk
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses a recent case
where a sixteen year old boy who plead guilty to drinking and
driving and who killed four people while driving under the
influence.... For most people, conviction for vehicular
manslaughter due to drunk driving warrants a lengthy sentence,
but not in the case of Ethan Couch, a wealthy young man from the
state of Texas.
Mayor Bloomberg On Homeless Girl Featured In The New York Times:
‘That’s Just The Way God Works’
thinkprogress.org - Bloomberg defended his homelessness policies
and claimed that 11-year-old Dasani, the star of the piece,
ended up in dire straits due to bad luck.... Bloomberg went on
to attack the media for not understanding how good Dasani and
her family have it compared to poor people in developing
Christmas Wins Out! Ban On “Religious” School Poster Overturned
Following Media Attention
Steve Watson - Shocker: It is not unconstitutional to display
the words “Merry Christmas”. A School in Minnesota has backed
down and agreed to overturn a ban on a Christmas poster designed
by a student that was originally deemed to be potentially “too
VIDEO: CNN Leftist Kicks Off Larry Klayman During Live Air
Daily Paul - A CNN segment about a federal judge’s ruling on
National Security Agency surveillance turned into an all-out
battle that led to the victorious attorney in the case actually
getting kicked off the air.
Target stores' customers hit by major credit card attack
(Reuters) - Payment card data was stolen from an unknown number
of Target Corp customers starting on the busy Black Friday
weekend in a major breach at the U.S. retailer, according to a
person familiar with the matter.
Lauren from Ohio - Declaration of Independence
For those of you that would like to read Lauren from Ohio
Declaration of Independence
Doctors now running for U.S. Senate amid Obamacare fiasco
(NaturalNews) In all, eleven doctors are running as Republicans
for the U.S. Senate, in a bid to use their medical expertise to
convince voters that they would be an asset against the backdrop
of a flopped Obamacare law.
The Taper Is On – 8 Ways That This Is Going To Affect You And
Economic Collapse - The unelected central planners at the
Federal Reserve have decided that the time has come to slightly
taper the amount of quantitative easing that it has been doing.
FBI is global stakeholder in cryptocurrency, currently owns
largest bitcoin wallet
When the FBI shut down the Silk Road, an internet black market,
in October it also seized the accused owner’s assets and
inadvertently became one of the wealthiest bitcoin operators in
Oregon Spends $200,000 to Figure Out How to Impose a Carbon Tax
atr.org - Following a “regional climate change agreement” with
California and British Columbia, Oregon legislators have
commissioned a taxpayer-funded $200,000 study to examine a new
state carbon tax. The study aims not to examine the impact on
consumer energy costs, but merely on how to implement it in
How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive
mises.org - The U.S. “health care cost crisis” didn’t start
until 1965. The government increased demand with the passage of
Medicare and Medicaid while restricting the supply of doctors
and hospitals. Health care prices responded at twice the rate of
inflation. Now, the U.S. is repeating the same mistakes with the
unveiling of Obamacare (a.k.a. “Medicare and Medicaid for the
Teleprompter Reader at Corporatist Network Floats Money for
Kurt Nimmo - Krystal Ball, reading badly from her MSNBC
teleprompter, is pushing the latest socialist idea tantalizing
folks who are clueless about economics and human nature. Ball
cites an idea seriously under consideration in Switzerland. The
Social Democrat initiative would provide all citizens with an
unconditional basic income of 2,500 francs, or about $2,800, per
Feds Spent Almost $1 Million on Romance Novel Website
Breitbart - Your tax dollars, to the tune of $914,000, are going
to the serious study of romance novels, James Bond, and "Call Me
Government Using NSA to Change Amount in Bank Accounts, Warns
Paul Joseph Watson - A White House review panel report into the
activities of the NSA suggested that the government was using
the spy agency to launch cyber attacks against financial
institutions and change the amounts held in bank accounts.
D.C. raises its minimum wage
MSNBC- The Washington, D.C. city council voted unanimously
Tuesday to raise its minimum wage from $8.25 to $11.50 per hour
by 2016. Although Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray had previously
opposed the measure, unanimous approval from the city council
makes it unlikely he would be able to successfully veto it.
Satellite Finds Arctic Ice Increased 50% in Volume
Breitbart - Polar sea ice increased 50% over last year, growing
from 6,000 to 9,000 cubic kilometers when compared to the same
period in 2012. Moreover, this year’s multi-year ice is 30 cm
thicker than last year, and scientists claim that thick,
multi-year ice indicates healthy Arctic sea-ice cover.
EPA Rules Kill Clean Energy Project
Richard Lamb - The plug has officially been pulled on the
Wolverine Clean Energy project. Faced with years of government
red tape and what backers of the project agree were unreasonable
regulations, the cooperative admitted investing more than $25
million to jump through constantly moving hoops set up to block
construction of new power plants. What started as a promise for
as many as 2,000 construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs is now
off the table.
100′s of Studies Prove this One Plant Compound Kills Cancer,
Protects Against Radiation
Natural Society - For years scientists couldn’t really figure
out why people on a small island off of Japan hardly ever
suffered from cancer – until they stumbled onto a curious fetish
the Okinawans had for a seaweed delicacy called Kombu.
Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Natural Blaze - A tomato-rich diet may help protect at-risk
postmenopausal women from breast cancer, according to new
research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Study: Breast Cancer Risk Increases 6x for Women with Low
Natural Society - The sunshine vitamin seems to get a lot of
attention, and with good reason. Vitamin D offers an array of
health benefits—from reducing asthma symptoms to helping the
body fight viral infections like the common flu. A recent study
published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says
vitamin D can even reduce your risk of developing breast cancer,
and at quite a significant rate.
Fruit & Vegetable Stickers Toxic Warning
Natural News Blogs - The adhesives used on fruit and vegetable
stickers are regulated by the FDA. They are labeled as “indirect
food-contact substances.”... The same rules apply to adhesives
for both organic and conventional produce.... This is the list
of approved adhesive/glue ingredients that can be used on
produce here in the USA....
4 Natural Solutions for Anxiety Relief
Natural Society - Anxiety is truly an epidemic. While there are
several different approaches to natural anxiety relief, here are
just 4 effective natural solutions.
Three beneficial colloids and the conditions they can help treat
(NaturalNews) Below is a list of three popular colloids
available today and the conditions they're renowned for
treating. Though most people are probably familiar with
colloidal silver, the other two might be new to you.
High-flavanol cocoa powder and spirulina could prevent senile
(NaturalNews) If you're consuming both cocoa powder and
spirulina, you may consider how it could protect you from
diminishing memory, cognitive decline and other forms of
dementia, such as Alzheimer's, as you age. And that's not all.
The positive cardiovascular effects of these two superfoods are
Incurable autoimmune disorders can be treated successfully with
(NaturalNews) Treatments include use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN),
reduction of metal toxicity, correcting nutritional deficiencies
and addressing underlying infections. Infections can include
parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungi. These approaches share
the underlying premise that the immune system has been
overloaded with toxins and nutritional deficiencies, causing an
overwhelmed immune system or immune system dysfunction.
Allergies and cancer on the rise due to GM foods
(NaturalNews) Food allergies have become a global epidemic and
conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the
Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have
increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Could this have anything
to do with genetically engineered foods?
Google Seeks Internet Surveillance of the Smart Grid
Activist Post - According to the The Information and The Verge,
Google is now testing thermostats connected to the Internet that
would allow users to view the amount of energy being consumed in
their homes as well as be able to make adjustments to that level
of consumption. At least that is the justification used to sell
the technology to the public.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
All About Growing Leeks
Mother Earth News - Almost any time of year is good for growing
leeks, the most upright members of the onion family. Summer
leeks are fast to grow from seed started indoors in late winter,
or you can start leek seedlings in late summer to grow from fall
to spring. This guide also includes descriptions of the types of
leeks to try.
Mushroom Compound Lengthens Lives for Dogs with Cancer by more
than 400%, Research Finds
Natural Society - A Chinese mushroom is offering hope to some
pet owners in the treatment of hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive
cancer that shortens life to a matter of days. The compound has
been found to extend the lifespans of cancer-stricken dogs by
Researchers believe the mushroom could eventually help humans in
the fight against cancer as well.
- December 18, 2013 - Today In History:
1787 - New Jersey became the third state to ratify
the U.S. Constitution.
1865 - Slavery was abolished in the United States
with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
1903 - The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in
perpetuity' by the U.S. for an annual rent.
1916 - During World War I, after 10 months of
fighting the French defeated the Germans in the
Battle of Verdun.
1917 - The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1935 - A $1 silver certificate was issued for the
first time in the U.S.
1944 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime
relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated
that undeniably loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry
could not be detained.
1950 - NATO foreign ministers approved plans to
defend Western Europe, including the use of nuclear
weapons, if necessary.
1956 - Japan was admitted to the United Nations.
1969 - Britain's Parliament abolished the death
penalty for murder.
1970 - Divorce became legal in Italy.
1972 - The United States began the heaviest bombing
of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The attack
ended 12 days later.
1987 - Ivan Boesky was convicted to 3 years in
prison for plotting Wall Street's biggest
insider-trading scandal. Served about 2 years of the
1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives began the
debate on the four articles of impeachment
concerning U.S. President Bill Clinton. It was only
the second time in U.S. history that process had
1998 - Russia recalled its U.S. ambassador in
protest of the U.S. attacks on Iraq.
2002 - Nine competing designs for the World Trade
Center site were unveiled. The Lower Manhattan
Development Corp. expected to choose a design by
January 31, 2003.
2009 - A Paris court ruled that Google was breaking
French law with its policy of digitizing books and
fined the company a $14,300-a-day fine until it rids
its search engine of the literary extracts.
Russia and Ukraine strike $15bn deal
Al Jazeera - Russia threw Ukraine an economic lifeline on Tuesday,
agreeing to buy $15 billion of Ukrainian bonds and to reduce the price
its cash-strapped neighbour pays for vital Russian gas supplies by about
France says EU nations to send troops to CAR
Al Jazeera - Diplomats said that Belgium and Poland may be tapped to
contribute soldiers to support the French-African mission. Some European
countries will send troops to support a French-African mission to
restore order in the Central African Republic, French Foreign Minister
Laurent Fabius said.
Billion dollar race: Soviet Union vied with US in ‘mind control
RT - Competing with the US during the Arms Race, the Soviet Union put
extensive effort in unconventional research seeking to outflank its
rival in understanding behavior control, remote influencing and
parapsychology, a new survey has revealed.
Dubious 'bankster' behind Russia’s bid to be first to trademark Bitcoin
RT - The chief of a bank that was shut down over money laundering has
reportedly applied to register the trademark for the popular
cryptocurrency bitcoin. If successful, Russia could become the first
country to register the anonymous currency.
Russia condemns Adra massacre, calls on world community to react
RT - Russia’s Foreign Ministry has condemned massacre in the town of
Adra, 20 kilometers north of Damascus. Survivors say jihadist rebel
groups executed dozens of civilians, including children, beheading them
or burning them alive.
VIDEO: US base attacked in Afghanistan
Press TV - Unknown militants in Afghanistan have attacked a US military
base in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The attack started with
rockets being fired at the base in the town of Torkham near the border
with Pakistan on Wednesday. Gunfire was heard following the rocket
to buy $240B worth of hi-tech weapons
StratRisks - Japan announced on Tuesday that it would buy stealth
fighters, drones and submarines as part of a splurge on military
hardware that would beef up defense of far-flung islands amid a
simmering territorial row with China.
India retaliates against US diplomats over 'unacceptable' NY consular
RT - Outraged by the “humiliating” detention and strip search of a
female Indian deputy consul in New York last week, New Delhi has ordered
a series of retaliatory measures against the US diplomatic corps in
NSA's goal is elimination of individual privacy worldwide - Greenwald to
RT - The NSA’s ultimate goal along with its UK partner, the GCHQ, is to
eliminate individual privacy worldwide, journalist Glenn Greenwald has
told an EU inquiry.
Uruguay: President Donates 90% of His Salary to the Poorest
argentinaindependent.com - Uruguayan President José Mujica is the
poorest president in the world, according to the news website
Infobae.com: he earns US$12,500 per month and donates 90% of it to
charities. “His only property is his old Volkswaken, and he lives in an
humble ranch in the outskirts of the capital,” the website writes. “But
there are others who live with less,” Mujica said.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Rand Paul Plots NSA Class-Action Lawsuit Options
US News and World Report - After months of consideration, Sen.
Rand Paul, R-Ky., is moving closer to filing a lawsuit in
federal court against National Security Agency surveillance
programs. A senior Paul staffer says U.S. District Court Judge
Richard Leon's Monday decision that NSA opponents have standing
to sue over the bulk collection of phone records makes Paul
"much more likely" to file his own lawsuit.
Larry Klayman crows on NSA win: ‘We hit the mother lode’
Politico - Klayman, the conservative legal activist well-known
in Washington political circles a decade ago for his
no-holds-barred court battles against the Clinton
administration, was thrust back into the spotlight Monday after
he obtained the first major ruling from a federal judge that the
National Security Agency’s surveillance program was
Expanded Medicaid’s fine print holds surprise: ‘payback’ from
estate after death
Seattle Times - As thousands of state residents enroll in
Washington’s expanded Medicaid program, many will be surprised
at fine print: After you’re dead, your estate can be billed for
ordinary health-care expenses. State officials are scrambling to
change the rule.
Colorado school shooting was over in 80 seconds because of an
concealednation.org - You heard it right, gun grabbers. The
recent shooting in Colorado at Arapahoe High School happened to
have a Deputy Sheriff on school grounds who was working as a
school resource officer, according to a CNN report.
How a top climate change expert defrauded EPA out of $900K by
claiming he was an undercover CIA agent
Daily Mail - A top climate change expert at the Environmental
Protection Agency has admitted to defrauding the government out
of more than $900,000 by claiming he was an undercover CIA agent
so he didn't have to show up for work for months at a time.
Books and movies about Edward Snowden: Coming soon
RT - Dust off your eyeglasses, actors, and get ready to show
talent scouts your best stoic, anti-surveillance state stare: at
least three books about National Security Agency leaker Edward
Snowden are currently in the works, and a movie could come soon
Pennsylvanians Coerced Into Giving Cheek Swab at “Voluntary”
Paul Joseph Watson - A supposedly “voluntary” survey checkpoint
run by a private firm in Reading, Pennsylvania on behalf of the
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy caused
outrage when residents said they were forced off the road into a
car park and coerced into giving cheek swabs as a result of an
intimidating police presence.
Accused September 11 attacker expelled from Guantanamo courtroom
(Reuters) - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001,
attacks on New York and Washington was expelled from a courtroom
at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Tuesday for being
Paul threatens to keep Senate from Christmas vacation over Fed
The Hill - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is threatening to keep the
Senate in session by dragging out Janet Yellen’s confirmation as
head of the Federal Reserve. The noted central bank critic said
Tuesday that he was prepared to force the Senate to exhaust the
full 30 hours of debate on Yellen’s nomination if he did not
receive a vote on his legislation to fully audit the Fed.
China’s holdings of US Treasury debt back to 2011 record
RT - The US's biggest foreign lender China has boosted its
Treasury bond holdings to near record levels of $1.3 trillion in
October. This after the Fed calmed financial markets by saying
in September it would continue its monthly $85 billion bond
Bread and Circus continues: Congress allows NFL to retain
The Last Resistance - You probably didn’t know that the NFL is a
tax-exempt organization. Well, it is. Which means that, in
effect, it is sponsored by the federal government. It really
makes no sense that the NFL should be tax-exempt. It is not a
ministry or a charity or a small business needing a financial
break. It is obviously a for-profit enterprise. In 2011, the
commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, made about 30 million
clams. That’s insane.
The Perfect Storm is Coming For Gold: “Economics Will Crush the
Very People Who are Behind the Devastation”
Mac Slavo - The perfect storm is coming for gold… With fiat
currency being pumped into the system daily and the gold sector
in shambles, the central banks are in for a big surprise because
sooner or later supply and demand economics will crush the very
people who are behind the devastation we have seen in the gold
mining and precious metal industry.
Thanks to sweeping legalization measures, marijuana is fastest
growing industry in US
(NaturalNews) A new report released by the marijuana advocacy
group Arcview Market Research reveals that the legal marijuana
market in the U.S. is now the fastest growing industry in the
country, topping even the rapid growth rate of the smart phone
UPDATE: Man accused of taking Army IDs to stay in custody
theblaze.com - An Iraq War veteran accused of stealing
identification information of roughly 400 members of his former
Army unit so he could make fake IDs for his militia was ordered
Monday to remain in federal custody.
Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts
to budget bill
Fox News - A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to
pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after
Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.
The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote
earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later
Young US veterans suffer unusually high death rate
Press TV - American war veterans under the age of 35 suffer an
unusually high death rate, according to a new report. Between
2006 and 2011, 1,253 male and 110 female veterans lost their
lives in the state of California, home to more veterans than any
other state, an analysis of data by the Los Angeles Times shows.
Judge dismisses sailor radiation case
UTSanDiego.com - A San Diego federal judge has dismissed a
lawsuit alleging that U.S. sailors were exposed to dangerous
radiation during the humanitarian response to the March 2011
Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
6.4mn home mortgages in US still underwater
Press TV - "Nearly 6.4 million homes, or13 percent of all
residential properties with a mortgage were still in negative
equity at the end of the third quarter," said CoreLogic, an
Irvine, California based company providing financial, property
and consumer information.
Leading US nuclear fuel company to file for bankruptcy
RT - The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), the
leading US nuclear fuel supplier, plans to voluntarily file for
bankruptcy in the first quarter 2014 in order to restructure.
Obama Allows Great Lakes Water To Be Sold To China As Half The
U.S. Faces Extreme Water Crisis
Michael Snyder - At a time when the United States is facing the
greatest water crisis that it has ever known, Obama is allowing
water from the Great Lakes to be drained, bottled and shipped to
China and other countries around the globe.
VIDEO: Kansas Earthquake — 4.2 Magnitude event inside fracking
dutchsince - Today, December 16th 2013, a 4.2 magnitude event
struck directly near a KANSAS injection well. This current
earthquake falling across the border from Oklahoma, happening
just 0.3 miles away from the nearest well head.
Presto! From 21 Raw Milk Illnesses to 20,000-Plus, CDC Math
Carries Dark Message for the RAWMI Safety Agenda
David Gumpert - Those 20,502 supposed illnesses grow out of a
handful of recorded illnesses in Minnesota during the decade
2001-2010--five outbreaks that resulted in seven
hospitalizations and one case of hemolytic uremic syndrome--a
total of 21 illnesses over ten years. How was the Minnesota
Department of Health able to turn 21 reported illnesses into
Flaxseed Found to Help Lower Blood Pressure
Natural Society - A new study found that flaxseed induced one of
the most potent anti-hypertensive effects achieved by a dietary
Timeline: What Happens After Drinking a Coca-Cola Soda?
Natural Society - We know that soft drinks like Coca-Cola are
loaded with harmful ingredients, but do you know what happens in
your body after drinking a soda?
The danger of mercury-based fillings
(NaturalHealth365) A peer-review study, published in 2005, by
the Freiburg University Institute for Environmental Medicine
found that, “mercury from dental amalgam may lead to
nephrotoxicity [kidney poisoning], neurobehavioural changes,
autoimmunity [autoimmune disease], oxidative stress, autism,
skin and mucosa alterations or non-specific symptoms and
complaints,” plus Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis
(MS) have “also been linked to low-dose mercury exposure.
Is your smartphone keeping you awake at night?
(NaturalNews) If you have trouble falling asleep - or staying
asleep - you can stop attributing it to stress, caffeine or a
Type A personality. Your smart phone may be the culprit, by
robbing you of your natural sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin.
Bone Broth—One of Your Most Healing Diet Staples
Dr. Mercola - Bone broth contains valuable minerals in a form
your body can easily absorb and use, including calcium,
magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur chondroitin, glucosamine,
and a variety of trace minerals.
Google Buys Pentagon's Robotics Lab
DefenseTech.org - Google has acquired the robotics company that
the Pentagon typically leans on to develop next generation
robots doing everything from carrying troops’ gear to searching
for IEDs. Google purchased Boston Dynamics as part of its larger
strategy to invest in robotics development. The engineer in
charge of developing Android for Google, Andy Rubin, will lead
BitTorrent Torture: Denmark Sets Example With Pirate Bay
Kurt Nimmo - The state and the corporations that control it hate
peer-to-peer file sharing, especially when copyright is
violated. That’s why the state has declared war on BitTorrent,
the peer-to-peer network protocol that, as of 2009, commanded
43% to 70% of all Internet traffic, depending on geographical
location. Related article/video:
Pirate Bay co-founder to appear in Danish court
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Making A Rocking Chair The Old School Way
Chris’ passionate hobby is traditional woodworking. In this
video, he will show you how he makes a rocking chair out of a
stump of an old rotted out cherry tree without modern power
How Far Does Your Food Travel? 1500 Miles on Average – Choose
Natural Society - So, what’s the problem with having our food
flown across the country, and often imported from across the
world, before we actually get to eat it? Here are just a few
reasons to choose locally-grown food...
“Pasteurized” Nuts and GMO Apples — Tell the FDA and the USDA
Cornucopia - The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service is poised to approve a genetically engineered apple,
called the Arctic Apple®. The public comment period runs through
Monday, December 16.
New Flower Seeds Would Require Shotgun to Plant
Adan Salazar - A startup based in Sweden is introducing a novel
gardening concept that would make Vice President Joe Biden
proud. Scandinavian company
Shell aims (no pun intended) to put shotguns in the hands of
gardeners around the world because – well, that’s just how their
Kitty Feeding Mistake Linked to Diabetes Mellitus in Older Cats
Dr. Becker - Diabetes mellitus is a common disease in older
cats, and is especially prevalent in kitties fed dry food diets.
If the disease is diagnosed early and proper treatment is given,
it’s possible to normalize blood glucose levels and put the
diabetes into remission.
- December 17, 2013 - Today In History:
1777 - France recognized American independence.
1903 - The first successful gasoline-powered
airplane flight took place near Kitty Hawk, NC.
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the flight.
1944 - The U.S. Army announced the end of its policy
of excluding Japanese-Americans from the West Coast
which ensured that Japanese-Americans were released
from detention camps.
1953 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
decided to approve RCA’s color television
1957 - The United States successfully test-fired the
Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the
1969 - U.S. Air Force closed its Project "Blue Book"
by concluding there was no evidence of
extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO
1975 - Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life in
prison for her attempt on the life of U.S. President
1986 - Davina Thompson became the world's first
recipient of a heart, lungs, and liver transplant.
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush, Canadian
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Mexican President
Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the North American
Free Trade Agreement.
1997 - U.S. President Clinton signed the No
Electronic Theft Act. The act removed protection
from individuals who claimed that they took no
direct financial gains from stealing copyrighted
works and downloading them from the Internet.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush ordered the
Pentagon to have ready for use within two years a
system for protecting American territory, troops and
allies from ballistic missile attacks.
2002 - Congo's government, opposition parties and
rebels signed a peace agreement that ended four
years of civil war.
2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law
the largest overhaul of U.S. intelligence gathering
in 50 years. The bill aimed to tighten borders and
aviation security. It also created a federal
counterterrorism center and a new intelligence
‘Russia ready to grant loan to Ukraine’
Press TV - Russia has expressed its readiness to grant Ukraine a loan in
order to help its indebted neighbor settle economic problems and end
Senator McCain Pimps for CIA-spawned Color Revolution in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - On Sunday, Arizona’s Republican Senator, John McCain, told
thousands of protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, that the United States will
take “concrete action” against Ukraine’s government if it moves against
the demonstrations. McCain said sanctions against Ukraine “would deserve
serious consideration” by Congress if Viktor Yanukovych and the
Ukrainian government entered into a custom and trade agreement with
Moscow confirms deployment of Iskander missiles on NATO borders
RT - The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed media reports on the
deployment of short-range Iskander missiles in the country’s west, near
its borders with the Baltic states and NATO members, saying that it does
not violate international agreements.
‘UK troops finish mission in Afghanistan’
Press TV - British Prime Minister David Cameron says UK troops have
finished “their mission in Afghanistan” and can return home.... “The
timetable for the withdrawal of British troops is a plan that we will
stick to. I said, back in 2010, that after the end of 2014 there would
not be British troops in a combat role and we will stick to that,” he
An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among
Forbes - “That kid was a genius among geniuses,” says the NSA staffer.
“NSA is full of smart people, but anybody who sat in a meeting with Ed
will tell you he was in a class of his own…I’ve never seen anything like
Central Banks and the NSA agree to spy on stock market, emails phone
MassPrivateI - The National Security Agency (NSA), a host of European,
Russian, Canadian and Chinese spy agencies and the world’s Central Banks
will ensure that the only relevant force in Global Stock markets will be
the trading activity of the world’s Central Banks.
London Bankers Expect 44% Bonus Increase, Survey Finds
Bloomberg - Managing directors at banks in London are expecting a 44
percent rise in bonuses for 2013 even as European authorities seek to
scale back compensation, according to a recruiter’s survey.
wastes millions on ‘development’ aid to China
RT - The British government has been blasted for giving millions in aid
to China and other nations developing their own space missions. Yes, the
world’s second largest economy and third nation to send a mission to the
moon is receiving aid from the UK.
100s of UK elderly denied social care
Press TV - According to the study, conducted by the Personal Social
Services Research Unit based at the London School of Economics and
Political Science (LSE) and the University of Kent, some 483,000 old and
disabled people in the UK have either lost their care support or are no
longer eligible to claim it since 2008 when the financial crisis began.
20 People Arrested in France After It Emerged Horsemeat Used in Medical
Experiments Was Sold at Butchers
Daily Mail - Butchers and traders were said to have been sold the
left-over meat from some 200 horses used for vaccine experiments in
laboratories run by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur. The
mark-up was allegedly some 300 times what horse dealers had paid for the
meat, which was unfit for human consumption.
UN's Syria "Aid" Appeal is Bid to Relieve Trapped Terrorists
Activist Post - As the UN prepares to flood the Syrian conflict with
another 6.5 billion dollars, tales of how "aid money" is ending up
facilitating the activities of terrorists inside and along Syria's
borders suggest the UN is not trying to provide mercy for the Syrian
people, but perpetuate the tragedy further still.
Russia says Aug. 21 Syria chemical weapons attack was 'staged' to
Blacklisted News - Russia is lashing out at the U.S. and its allies on
the United Nations Security Council over who is to blame for chemical
weapons attacks in Syria this year.
Snowden: NSA's indiscriminate spying 'collapsing'
AP - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy
"open letter to the people of Brazil" that he's been inspired by the
global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security
Agency documents, and that the NSA's culture of indiscriminate global
espionage "is collapsing."
Fukushima Aftermath? 98 Percent Of The Pacific Ocean Floor Covered By
Dead Sea Creatures
thetruthwins.com - According to an absolutely shocking study that has
just been released, one area of the Pacific Ocean floor was 98 percent
covered by decomposing sea creatures in July 2012. But in March 2012,
only 1 percent of that same section of the Pacific Ocean floor was
covered by dead sea creatures.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The biggest Pinocchios of 2013
washingtonpost.com - It’s time for our annual round-up of the
biggest Pinocchios of the year. This was not a presidential
election year, so in some ways the subjects that needed to be
fact checked were more substantive. In reviewing The Fact
Checker’s more than 200 columns in the past year, we found an
interesting evolution from statistics about gun violence to
claims about President Obama’s health-care law. Our general rule
of thumb held: the more complex a subject is, the more tempted
politicians are to make misleading claims.
Judge: NSA spying ‘almost Orwellian,’ likely unconstitutional
Yahoo News - In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama’s
surveillance policies, a federal judge on Monday branded the
National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’
telephone data “almost Orwellian” and likely a violation of the
Constitution. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden cheered the
White House: No amnesty for Snowden
RT - The White House said on Monday that it does not support
amnesty for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The comment comes after
the head of an agency investigative unit probing the leaks
suggested that amnesty was worth considering.
Congressmen Move to Declassify Key Part of 9/11 Report That They
Say Could Indicate Hijackers Had Outside Help
The Blaze - Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch
(D-Mass.) introduced a House resolution earlier this month
urging President Barack Obama to declassify a portion of a
government report that they say could provide evidence the 9/11
hijackers had outside help.
Obama Suppressing 6,000-Page Report on CIA Torture Adopted by
Senate Intelligence Committee
Tikkun Daily - Over a year ago, the Senate Intelligence
Committee voted to adopt a historic, 6,000-page report which
contains “startling details” about CIA misdeeds related to its
torture program. The report, which cost $40 million to produce
and appears to pose no national security threats, has been set
for release since December 13, 2012. However, it has yet to see
the light of day.
Boston Bomber Believed He Was a Victim of Mind Control
Paul Joseph Watson - Suspected Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan
Tsarnaev believed that he was a victim of mind control,
according to the results of a five month investigation published
yesterday by the Boston Globe.
Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control
NY Times - Some sheriffs, like Sheriff Cooke, are refusing to
enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate
Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be
“a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it. All but seven
of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a
federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the
Couple spends month in jail after cop mistakes soap for cocaine
RT - A New York couple spent nearly a month in jail after a
Pennsylvania state trooper mistakenly identified two bricks of
homemade soap as cocaine and arrested them for transporting the
Influential group of 5,000 US scholars votes to boycott Israel
RT - A powerful group of US scholars has voted to launch an
academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities. With a
membership in the thousands, the group has become the largest
academic collective to protest Israel’s treatment of
NSA Director Alexander Has to Ask Permission to Answer a
Paul Joseph Watson - One of the more jaw-dropping moments to
emerge out of 60 Minutes’ profile piece on the National Security
Agency yesterday was when NSA Director Keith Alexander had to
ask permission from his superiors on whether or not he could
answer a question.
Senate poised to pass budget, even as GOP presidential
candidates say no
McClatchy - The Senate appears poised to pass and send to
President Barack Obama as early as Tuesday a two-year budget
agreement, as lawmakers are eager to head home and show
gridlock-weary constituents Congress can get something done.
Newspeak From Chairman Ben on Fed’s 100th Birthday
Kurt Nimmo - On December 23, 1913, the banksters created the
private cartel masquerading as a government agency, the Federal
Reserve, to manipulate fiat money and engineer asset bubbles
designed to level economies.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: After 100 Years Of
Failure, It's Time To End The Fed!
Ron Paul: A week from now, the Federal Reserve System will
celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Resulting from
secret negotiations between bankers and politicians at Jekyll
Island, the Fed's creation established a banking cartel and a
board of government overseers that has grown ever stronger
through the years....
83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
Economic Collapse - America continued to steadily march down a
self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt
levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial
system has been transformed into the largest casino on the
entire planet and our big banks are behaving even more
recklessly than they did just before the last financial crisis.
GM's CEO rejects repaying Feds for bailout losses
USA Today -The General Motors bailout may have cost the
government $10 billion, but GM CEO Dan Akerson rejects any
suggestion that the company should compensate for the losses.
Schumer: Veterans Should Take a Pay Cut But Congress Should Not
Activist Post - Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) believes that it’s
time that US military veterans do their part for America by
taking a cut to their retirement benefits. Because, of course,
veterans haven’t done enough for the country. Members of
Congress, however, should take no such cuts. According to the
rather despicable gun-control advocating Senator Schumer, the
government officials have sacrificed enough.
YouTube: ELEVATED LEVELS of Radiation in the Snow in St. Louis,
small particles of radioactive material are indeed coming down
in the precipitation. Past tests show around 30CPM in the same
spot on a nice day with no precipitation. Several past snow
storms have produced similar results.. from 80CPM to 110CPM !!
Last year in 2012, did multiple tests of the snow showing alert
levels were reached last year.
Widespread Contaminants in Drinking Water Across U.S.
Prevent Disease - A recent survey conducted by researchers at
the U.S. Geographic Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) found traces of 18 unregulated chemicals
in drinking water from more than one third of U.S. water
Own the Land-Control the Resources-Enslave the Population
northwestlibertynews.com - Most of us realize that the Federal
Government has claimed ownership of large portions of real
estate across this land. However, few of us probably realize
what a stranglehold the Feds have on many states west of the
Mississippi River. The map below will quickly illustrate my
Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility
Activist Post - A controversial oil and natural gas drilling
technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many
chemicals that can disrupt the body's hormones, according to new
research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's
FDA proposes ban on antibacterial soaps
boston.com - Antibacterial soaps made by companies including
Dial, Lever, and Dove contain chemicals that have a spotty
safety record. “Some data suggest that long-term exposure to
certain active ingredients used in antibacterial products—for
example, triclosan (liquid soaps) and triclocarban (bar
soaps)—could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or
hormonal effects,” according to a statement released by the FDA.
5 Studies Showing why Reading is Healthy!
Natural Society - Whether you like novels or history books,
books on great leaders or nutrition, reading is an extremely
healthy habit. Sadly, however, many people don’t appreciate it,
with a HuffPost poll showing last year that of 1,000
participants, 28% of those surveyed hadn’t read a book in over a
year. Below are just 5 studies showing how beneficial reading
can really be for your health.
Surprise: FOX News Admits GMOs are a 'Real Safety Issue'
Natural Society - Fox News released what may be the most
hard-hitting GMO (danger) reports ever aired by the mainstream
The Herbal Remedy to Kick the Smoking Habit & Repair the Lungs
Natural Society - Once banned by the FDA, lobelia, or Indian
tobacco, has been used as an herbal remedy for generations to
help smokers quit cigarettes and heal their lungs.
Mainstream media attacks multivitamins in yet another example of
quack science catapulted into the news by pharma interests
(NaturalNews) Today the mainstream media is gleefully reporting
findings they mistakenly believe show all multivitamins to be
worthless at preventing disease. "Case Closed: Multivitamins
Should Not Be Used," declares Forbes. "New studies dispel
multivitamin myths," reports NBC News. And CBS News shouts,
"case is closed" after studies find no health benefits."
California's New Vaccine Exemption Law - Above the Law?
(NaturalNews) California's AB 2109 was passed into law in 2012
and takes effect January 1, 2014.
Woman shrinks thyroid nodules with pure nutrition, not meds
(NaturalNews) I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I manage it
completely naturally, and my thyroid is producing the proper
amounts of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones on its own, without
medication.... My protocol included the following...
Smoking plastic, pesticide, bleach and fiberglass - The four
killers that Big Tobacco never mentions
(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered why cigarettes don't go out
in heavy wind and why they burn so evenly, all the way from one
end to the other? Could it be that plastic particles are woven
into the rolling paper to make your nicotine delivery device
Facebook saves everything you type - even if you don't publish
smh.com - Most of us have, at one time or another, started
writing something and then, probably wisely, changed our minds.
Unfortunately, the code that powers Facebook still knows what
you typed – even if you decide not to publish it. It turns out
the things you explicitly choose not to share aren't entirely
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Crop-by-Crop Growing Guides
Mother Earth News - Need some recommended varieties for the
seeds you plan to sow this spring? Each of these crop guides
offers varietal advice — and we’ll be updating this page with
more than a dozen new crops this month.
Big Ag Mega Farm Threatens Pristine South Carolina River
Activist Post - Whether it's the health effects of production
and run-off from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (as well
as associated conditions of animal cruelty), the deadly
introduction of GMOs and associated toxins, harassment of family
farms, or Big Ag's undeniable control over regulatory agencies
like the EPA, FDA and USDA, there might be no greater threat
than that of poisoning our dwindling fresh water supply.
Should you smooch your pooch? Reasons why it may not be a great
idea to kiss your pets
(NaturalNews) It is a well-known fact that pet owners are
generally happier and healthier than folks who do not share
their lives with companion animals. For example, children who
grow up in families that own pets are less likely to suffer from
infections, allergies, asthma and other common childhood
ailments, according to recent studies. However, animals do carry
germs and risk infecting humans with diseases.
VIDEO: Obama Commemorative 'Scandal' Plates
CNS News - Just in time for the holidays! The
perfect present for the Obama supporter in your
life. It’s the “Obama Scandals Collectable Paper
Plate Series.” Each paper plate is lovingly crafted
to commemorate a classic scandal from the Obama
Unbelievably insane products for children revealed
in Health Ranger's 'Twelve Days of Christmas' song
(NaturalNews) In a comedy bit that unveils the
insanity of consumer products available for children
these days, the Health Ranger (director of the
Natural News Forensic Food Lab) sings a modified
"The Twelve Days of Christmas."
- December 16, 2013 - Today In History:
1773 - Nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into
Boston Harbor off of British ships by Colonial
patriots. The patriots were disguised as Indians.
The act was to protest taxation without
representation and the monopoly the government
granted to the East India Company.
1835 - In New York, 530 buildings were destroyed by
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of the Bulge
began in Belgium. It was the final major German
counteroffensive in the war.
1950 - U.S. President Truman proclaimed a national
state of emergency in order to fight "Communist
1973 - O.J. Simpson broke Jim Brown’s single-season
rushing record in the NFL. Brown had rushed for
1,863 yards, while Simpson attained 2,003 yards.
1981 - The U.S. Congress restored the $122 minimum
monthly social security benefit for current
1995 - Many U.S. government functions were again
closed as a temporary finance provision expired and
the budget dispute between President Clinton and
Republicans in Congress continued.
1995 - NATO launched a military operation in support
of the Bosnia peace agreement.
1996 - Britain's agriculture minister announced the
slaughter of an additional 100,000 cows thought to
be at risk of contracting BSE in an effort to
persuade the EU to lift its ban on Britain.
1998 - The U.S. and Britain fired hundreds of
missiles on Iraq in response to Saddam Hussein's
refusal to comply with U.N. weapons inspectors.
2000 - U.S. President George W. Bush selected Colin
Powell to be the 1st African-American secretary of
state. Powell was sworn in January 20, 2001.
2001 - In Tora Bora, Afghanistan, tribal fighters
announced that they had taken the last al-Quaida
positions. More than 200 fighters were killed and 25
captured. They also announced that they had found no
sign of Osama bin Laden.
2001 - Cuba received the first commercial food
shipment from the United States in nearly 40 years.
The shipment was sent to help Cuba after Hurrican
Michelle hit Cuba on November 4, 2001.
2001 - A British newspaper, The Observer, reported
that a notebook had been found at an al-Quaida
training camp in southern Afghanistan. The notebook
contained a "blue print" for an bomb attack on
London's financial district.
2002 - Canada ratified the Kyoto Protocol. The 1997
treaty was aimed a reducing greenhouse gas
2009 - Astronomers discovered GJ1214b. It was the
first-known exoplanet on which water could exist.
‘Whole families murdered’: Syrian rebels execute over 80 civilians
RT - Over 80 civilians in a town northwest of the Syrian capital of
Damascus have been executed by Islamist rebels, sources within the
Syrian military told RT. Many others were kidnapped to be used as human
U.S. Moves to Support Al-Qaeda Lite in Syria
Kurt Nimmo - The United States will engage in talks with radical
Islamist forces fighting to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad
in Syria. Talks over the next few days are expected to center on direct
support for the newly formed Islamic Front, according to Reuters.
War on Syria begins with mass vaccination program
Activist Post -The World Health Organization reports that as of November
26, “17 children have been paralyzed by polio in Syria: 15 of these
children are in the contested governorate of Deir Ez Zour, one is in
Aleppo and another in Douma, near Damascus. Prior to this outbreak, no
polio cases have been recorded in Syria since 1999.”
U.S. Navy-China showdown: Chinese try to halt U.S. cruiser in
Washington Times - A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided
missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a
tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime
harassment, according to defense officials.
Iceland’s jailed bankers ‘a model’ for dealing with ‘financial
RT - By jailing four top officers of Iceland's failed Kaupthing Bank,
the country showed the world the right way to deal with the people
largely responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, said Charlie McGrath,
founder of news website, Wide Awake News.
China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban
kuow.org - China said it decided to impose the ban after recent
shipments of geoduck clams from Northwest waters were found by its own
government inspectors to have high levels of arsenic and a toxin that
causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.... It applies to clams, oysters
and all other two-shelled bivalves harvested from the waters of
Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern California.
‘Stop GMOs’: Russian scientists urge 10-year ban on genetically modified
RT - "It is necessary to ban GMO, to impose moratorium [on it] for 10
years. While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or
maybe even new methods of research could be developed,” vice president
of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety, Irina Ermakova,
told Interfax news agency.
VIDEO: Three Days of Severe Snow in the Middle East
RT - A severe winter storm pounded the Middle East for a third day on
Friday bringing with it heavy snow and floods. In the West Bank city of
Ramallah residents struggled to walk outside as mounds of snow blanketed
the streets.... Heaviest snow in the region for 112 years.
with Saudi Arabia's 15,000 anti-tank missiles?
StratRisks - No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime
soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for U.S.-made anti-tank
missiles that has Saudi-watchers scratching their heads and wondering
whether the deal is related to Riyadh’s support for the Syrian rebels.
VIDEO: ‘Turkey sent tons of arms into Syria’
Press TV - Based on data from the UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database
(UN Comtrade), Turkey sent different amounts of guns, including shotguns
and hunting rifles, to the militants, with the highest reaching nearly
29 tons in September alone.
VIDEO: Yemeni parliament bans US terror drone strikes
Press TV - Yemeni MPs have strongly condemned US assassination drone
strikes inside the Arab country and the parliament passed a law banning
the drone attacks.
Australian troops leave Afghanistan
Al Jazeera - More than 1,000 Australian troops have completed their
withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of a deployment that has
left dozens of troops dead and hundreds more seriously wounded.
NSA considers Edward Snowden amnesty
Press TV - The US National Security Agency is offering a controversial
amnesty to American whistleblower Edward J. Snowden in exchange for the
confidential documents he is keeping about the super spy agency.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Video Clip: It Only Took This Army Vet 3 Minutes To Destroy
Obama’s Gun Control Plan
conservativepost.com - In this clip we see an army vet that
serves as a police officer speak to the motion to repeal the
‘Safe’ act at the Dutchess County Legislature New York State.
Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup
nypost.com - After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al
Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House
never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative
report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign
support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals
New Obama adviser wants to cede U.S. oceans to U.N.
WND - President Obama’s new staff adviser, senior progressive
strategist John Podesta, is a key player in an initiative
seeking more government regulation of the oceans and the ceding
of U.S. oceans to United Nations-based international law.
Colorado Shooter “Opinionated Socialist” and “Keynesian”
Kurt Nimmo - Don’t expect Mark Potok to get on MSNBC and dissect
the ideological background of the latest high school shooter. It
turns out Karl Halverson Pierson, the teenager who wounded two
Colorado high schools students and then killed himself, was a
HHS to Issa: We Won't Comply With Your Subpeona Because We Don't
townhall.com - The Health and Human Services Department told
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell
Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security
of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep
secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak
havoc on the system.
Reports of erroneous WA health exchange debits
KING 5 News - or the second week in a row, the Washington
Healthplanfinder website is down, and it's causing problems for
people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the
website is mistakenly debiting their accounts.
Government Takeover: White House Forces Obamacare Insurers To
Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss
Forbes - Of all of the last-minute delays, website bungles, and
Presidential whims that have marred the roll-out of Obamacare’s
subsidized insurance exchanges, what happened on Thursday,
December 12 will stand as one of the most lawless acts yet
committed by this administration.
White House Front Group Vows to Target Alternative Media
Paul Joseph Watson - White House front group Media Matters has
vowed to target “alternative online outlets” as part of its new
“strategic plan” to exert media influence in coordination with
the Obama administration.
VIDEO: Ben Swann Debates Gun Control On RT
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann debates gun control on RT. For more
debate segments please
VICTORY: License Plate Scanners Suspended in Boston Over Privacy
Activist Post - Even as revelations of nearly ubiquitous NSA
surveillance have been detailed, and databases of every stripe
seem to be on the rise, we cannot ignore our victories. Little
by little, we are beginning to see a roll-back of some of the
Active Shooter Drills in Littleton, Colorado Same Day as School
legitgov.org - In response to the shooting Friday at Arapahoe
High School, Peter J. Kuehlen has unearthed two screenshots of
'security consultants' conducting
active shooter response drills in the same location -- and
on the same day, no less - of the school shooting in Colorado.
Media Works To Keep Mass Shooters’ Profiles Secret
Mikael Thalen - An undeniable pattern has continued to emerge in
light of mass shootings, despite the media’s attempt to avoid
connecting the dots.
Document Reveals State’s Move To Vastly Expand Continuity of
Mikael Thalen - A document currently circulating through the
Washington state government details the attempt to vastly expand
Continuity of Government powers by amending the state’s
Missouri State University considers banning Nerf guns
CBS News - During October’s game, a professor called 911 and put
a classroom on lockdown after thinking he saw a real gun. And
the university’s safety and transportation department got
several calls to its non-emergency number while the game was
being played, The Springfield News-Leader reported.
Report: 50,000-60,000 paper Obamacare applications still haven’t
Daily Caller - While the Obama administration boasts that the
front end of healthcare.gov is supposedly working better, the
government reportedly still has to process over 50,000 paper
applications it took in when the site was all but inoperable.
The stunning number was buried in a
Washington Post report Friday.
Georgia looking to nullify Obamacare during the 2014 legislative
The Examiner - South Carolina legislators a few days ago
introduced legislation to eliminate Obamacare in their state
under SC State House bill H 3101 and now Georgia is looking to
follow South Carolina’s lead in nullifying Obamacare, the
Washington Times reported on Thursday.
Beach bum: Obama to holiday in Hawaii for 17 DAYS
Washington Times - President Obama and his family will leave
Washington Dec. 20 for a 17-day holiday vacation in Hawaii. The
White House announced Friday that the Obamas will depart next
week after what is expected to be a light work schedule for the
president in Washington.
George P. Bush, Tea Party Conservative
Kurt Nimmo - Another Bush. This one says he’s with Ted Cruz and
the refurbished tea party. George P. Bush is kicking off his
political career in Texas. He’s running as land commissioner.
Bush says he’s not like the rest of his family. He’s a real
conservative unlike the previous two Georges. He describes
himself as a “movement” conservative. Not a mainstream
Camden, New Jersey: One Of Hundreds Of U.S. Cities That Are
Turning Into Rotting, Decaying Hellholes
Economic Collapse - Earlier this month, Rolling Stone published
an article that took a hard look at the nightmare conditions
that exist in Camden. A city that once made Campbell's soup and
some of this nation's most famous warships is now a national
disgrace. The following are six of the best quotes out of that
Senators Introduce Bill To Crack Down On ‘Lavish’ Self-Portrait
myfoxdc.com - A bipartisan Senate duo says they want to crack
down on what they call the government’s “lavish” spending on oil
paintings of congressmen, the costs of which can top $50,000
each. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.,
said in a Thursday press release they are introducing a bill
that would only allow $20,000 of taxpayer funds to be spent on
each portrait, and would only cover paintings of lawmakers in
the line of succession to the presidency.
JPMorgan's "Bitcoin-Alternative" Patent Rejected (175 Times)
Zero Hedge - Earlier in the week, we detailed JPMorgan's attempt
to create their own "web cash" alternative to Bitcoin (and
Sberbank's talk of doing the same). However, as M-Cam details,
following the failure of the first 154 'claims', JPMorgan issued
a further 20 claims - which were summarily rejected (making
JPMorgan 0-175 for approved claims).
YouTube: Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College
Reason TV - "If we are lending money that ostensibly we don't
have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to
train them for jobs that clearly don't exist, I might suggest
that we've gone around the bend a little bit," says TV
personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs....
'They just wanted to ruin my head’: Records show Army
lobotomized 2,000 WW2 vets
Raw Story - Newly uncovered documents show the U.S. Army
embraced frontal lobotomy as a way to treat at least 2,000
troops in the aftermath of World War II, the Wall Street Journal
** Related Article:
ArmyTimes.com: VA lobotomized 2,000 disturbed veterans
VIDEO: Widow Faces Eviction in Fla. City For ‘Living Off the
The Blaze - A Fla. city is set to evict a widow for her unique
lifestyle of “living off the grid.” Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV
that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a
story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern
amenities, such as running water and electricity. “A code
enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a
placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter,” Robin
Utah Public Health Bans Gardasil Vaccine
Prevent Disease - Citing low demand, high costs - and
questioning the benefits, Utah's Public Department of Health
does not stock or recommend Gardasil HPV vaccine. The decision
to exclude the vaccine from its public health clinics was made
by the agency’s director, contrary to the area's Board of
Mutagenesis and Mutant Vegetables: More Dangerous than GMOs?
Natural Society - Leading chemical companies including BASF and
DuPont may be tampering with our food supply under the radar via
mutagenesis while GMOs take the heat. Though genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) are the hot topic in agricultural
activism today, some say mutant vegetables should be an even
bigger concern, precisely because their effects are unknown and
they are not on the global health radar.
Sugar and Your Brain: Is Alzheimer’s Disease Actually Type 3
Green Med Info - Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of
death in North America. The truth, however, is that this
devastating illness shares a strong link with another sickness
that wreaks havoc on millions of individuals in North America —
Coconut Oil Found Effective In Treating Atopic Dermatitis (Dry,
Itchy, Scaly Skin)
Green Med Info - A promising new study published in the
International Journal of Dermatology[i] has confirmed the
natural healing properties of virgin coconut oil in treating
atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition characterized by
scaly and itchy rashes.
Ginger Treats Osteoarthritis with Topical Application
Green Med Info - Ginger is already known for its
anti-inflammatory abilities. New research is now confirming an
ancient therapy of applying ginger topically to treat
osteoarthritis pain and inflammation.
70% Of All Antibiotics Used In The US Are Given To Farm-Animals
Natural Blaze - Surprisingly, about 70 percent of all
antibiotics used in the United States are given in low
prophylactic doses to farm animals in an effort to ward off
rampant disease on our mega feedlots. If the CDC is right, this
practice is causing people to die in increasing numbers from
infections that simply won’t respond to treatment anymore.
Studies show that chia seeds can treat diabetes, boost energy
(NaturalNews) Aztec warriors treasured chia seeds for their
medicinal properties, and many of these alleged properties are
now being confirmed by contemporary studies. Below is a list of
the health benefits attributed to chia seeds and the research
that reinforces them.
Chiropractic adjustments shown to reverse heart disease
(NaturalNews) According to the case study, a 54-year-old man
undergoing chiropractic care experienced normalization of his
lipid panel following six months of chiropractic adjustments.
Fascinatingly, no other interventions (i.e., diet or exercise
modifications) were implemented within this time period.
The lucky 12 solutions to acid reflux
(NaturalNews) It is estimated that at least 50% of Americans
suffer with acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Top five things to do when you quit smoking
(NaturalNews) If you smoke a pack a day, you spend about $1,500
every year, and two packs a day is over $3,000. That is not to
mention medical bills, dental bills, cleaning bills, teeth
whiteners, allergy medications, cold and flu remedies and so on.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Meet The Restaurant With The Five-Year Waiting List
Zero Hedge - However what makes Baehrel's restaurant the most
exclusive restaurant in the world is not the decor, nor the
patrons, some who fly overnight from Manhattan to pay $255 for
dinner... but the food, which is all cultivated, grown,
prepared, cooked and served from and on the property, and where
Baehrel is literally the only employee. "I’m the chef, the
waiter, the grower, the forager, the gardener, the cheesemaker,
the cured-meat maker, and, as I will explain, everything comes
from this 12-acre property."
Impenetrable Fireproof House Made from Used Plastic Bottles
Natural Blaze - This 2 bedroom house built from recycled plastic
bottles is bulletproof and fireproof and can withstand
earthquakes. Oh, and it also reportedly holds a comfy year-round
temperature of 64 degrees F.
Thoughts on Survival Seed Banks
Mother Earth News - Learn about emergency seed banks, why some
homes keep one stashed away, and the types that are available.
The many wonderful healing properties of Slippery Elm for dogs
Jean Hofve, DVM - In the gastro-intestinal tract, Slippery Elm
acts directly. It can be thought of as a sort of natural
“Pepto-Bismol.” (Pepto-Bismol itself should not be used because
it contains salicylate, a.k.a. aspirin). Its mucilage content
coats, soothes, and lubricates the mucus membranes lining the
digestive tract. Related article:
Prevent or reverse kidney disease and renal failure in cats with
Slippery Elm Bark
A Simple 19th Century Way to Help Treat Disease in Your Pet
Dr. Becker - Minerals are the foundation for enzyme activity in
the body. They facilitate energy cycles and functions, and
nourish cells. Cell salts aid the basic functions of cells,
including water balance, digestion, detoxification, oxygenation,
nutrition, elasticity, and sodium-potassium balance.
- December 13, 2013 - Today In History:
1809 - The 1st abdominal surgical procedure was
performed in Danville, KY, on Jane Todd Crawford.
The surgery was performed without an anesthetic.
1862 - In America, an estimated 11,000 Northern
soldiers were killed or wounded when Union forces
were defeated by Confederates under General Robert
E. Lee, at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
1913 - The Federal Reserve System was established.
1918 - U.S. President Wilson arrived in France,
becoming the first chief executive to visit a
European country while holding office.
1921 - Britain, France, Japan and the United States
signed the Pacific Treaty.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. cruiser
Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze
suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the
1978 - The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the
Susan B. Anthony U.S. dollar. The coin began
circulation the following July.
1988 - PLO chairman Yasser Arafat addressed the U.N.
General Assembly in Geneva, where it had reconvened
after the United States had refused to grant Arafat
a visa to visit New York.
1991 - North Korea and South Korea signed a historic
2000 - U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the 2000
Presidential election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
The Florida electoral votes were won by only 537
votes, which decided the election. The election had
been contested up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which
said that the Florida recount (supported by the
Florida Supreme Court) was unconstitutional.
2000 - Seven convicts, the "Texas 7," escaped from
Connally Unit in Kenedy, TX, southeast of San
Antonio, by overpowering civilian workers and prison
employees. They fled with stolen clothing, pickup
truck and 16 guns and ammunition.
2001 - The U.S. government released a video tape
that showed Osama bin Laden and others discussing
their knowledge of the terrorist attacks on the
United States on September 11, 2001.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush served formal
notice to Russia that the United States was
withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile
2001 - Gunmen stormed the Indian Parliament and
killed seven people and injured 18. Security forces
killed the attackers during a 90-minute gunbattle.
UN: Chem arms used in Syria, but no direct links between attack, victims
in some locations
RT - The United Nations has released its report on the alleged use of
chemicals weapons in Syria, as investigators report evidence of probable
chemical weapons use in five of seven attacks probed.
Will Saudis Send U.S. Anti-tank Weapons to Salafist Mercenaries in
Kurt Nimmo - Does Saudi Arabia face an awesome enemy in its mostly
unpopulated desert kingdom? After all, it recently ordered nearly a
billion dollars worth of tube-launched, optically-tracked wire-guided
2A/2B radio-frequency (RF) Missiles and associated equipment, parts,
training and logistical support, according to a DoD SCA news release.
Drone strike kills 15 'wedding party-goers' in Yemen
RT - Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been
killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had
been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an
EU parliament votes to invite Snowden to testify over NSA spying
RT - The European Parliament has voted to formally invite former NSA
contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden to provide official court
testimony on NSA spying, in the face of overwhelming concern from
Another 20 Navy Sailors: USS Ronald Reagan crew with thyroid cancers,
leukemia, brain tumors, bleeding, blindness after Fukushima disaster
ENENews - Charles Bonner, attorney representing sailors from the USS
Ronald Reagan: They’re not only going to the rescue by jumping into the
water and rescuing people out of the water, but they were drinking
desalinated sea water, bathing in it, until finally the captain of the
USS Ronald Reagan alarmed people that they were encountering high levels
to Congress for China War Plan
StratRisks - The U.S. military needs a more focused war plan specific to
China, especially after China’s recent declaration of an air defense
zone over the East China Sea, a group of defense analysts told a
prominent House subcommittee Wednesday.
Iran slams new US sanctions on firms, individuals
Press TV - Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi slams the new US
sanctions targeting Iran, saying the bans run counter to the spirit of
the recent nuclear deal reached between Tehran and six major world
VIDEO: Karzai says won’t be bullied into inking US deal
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will not be
‘intimidated’ into signing a controversial security deal with
Washington, which would allow thousands of US troops to stay in
Afghanistan after 2014.
American who vanished in Iran was on unsanctioned CIA mission – report
RT - The retired FBI agent who seemed to vanish in Iran seven years ago
was in fact on a strange unauthorized mission for the CIA that was
organized by intelligence agents who did not have the authority to do
so, a shocking new report has revealed.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
'This is the time!’ Connecticut gov signs first
GMO labeling law in US
RT - The governor of Connecticut hosted a ceremonial signing
outside an organic restaurant in the city of Fairfield on
Wednesday to commemorate the state’s passing of what could be
the first GMO labeling law of its type in the United States.
YouTube: Sen. Paul Speaks Out Against Nuclear Option On The
Senator Rand Paul Dec 12, 2013
Omidyar’s PayPal Corporation Said To Be Implicated in Withheld
Boiling Frogs Post - "Yes. It is absolutely legit. Let me tell
you this … NSA has had this cooperation, partnership … this
relationship with major financial institutions … not only PayPal
but credit card companies too. At least with 78 financial
companies. Not only they get and store all this information, the
financial data … Americans’ and foreigners’, but they also share
it with FBI, DEA and other law enforcement agencies regularly."
A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for November 2013
Boiling Frogs Post - The Pentagon Spent at Least
$28,960,969,531on 197 Individual Contracts During November 2013.
The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business
day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire
month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics
indicate notes from the editor.
Director Who Released Obama Birth Certificate Dies in Mystery
Paul Joseph Watson - The health director who approved the
release of President Obama’s long form birth certificate, which
some claim was a fraudulent document, has died in an unexplained
plane crash in Hawaii, it was announced today.
South Carolina Looking to Pass Bill That Would Eliminate
ObamaCare in the State
Fox News - South Carolina is on the verge of passing a bill that
would end ObamaCare in the state. But is it legal for South
Carolina not to follow a federal law? Judge Napolitano discussed
the case today on America’s News Headquarters.
NC Cop Pushes K-9 Into Suspect’s Car Window, Cops Love It
Liberty Crier - It’s hard to know which is more disturbing in
this case. The police officer shoving a dog through a window to
bite a man who has clearly given up, or the comments from the
community (mostly cops) at Police1.com. Here are a few...
Declassified FBI docs detail warrantless drone surveillance
RT - While previous reports have indicated that the FBI has
sought to employ drone technology for years, newly unveiled
documents from inside the agency show the extent to which the
bureau believes it has the authority to conduct warrantless
Passed in House, NDAA now heads to Senate
Politico - The House on Thursday approved a compromise version
of this year’s defense authorization bill, kicking it to the
Senate under a fast-track process that precludes senators from
tacking on controversial amendments dealing with Iran sanctions
and other divisive issues.
Obama advisers recommend NSA overhaul after surveillance scandal
RT - A White House-appointed task force is to recommend an
overhaul of the National Security Agency, including changing the
controversial bulk phone record collection and giving it
civilian leadership, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
What is the TPP? A Primer
Activist Post - If you keep hearing about the TPP and really
only have a general idea of what this is, there is a good reason
for that. The negotiations have been kept a closely guarded
secret, and those participating don’t want you to know what it
is until it’s too late to change it.
VIDEO: Mike Rivero: NSA Giving ILLEGAL Inside Trading Info to
silverdoctors.com - In this interview with Finance & Liberty’s
Elijah Johnson, Mike Rivero discusses the potential for gold
confiscation in the wake of a US dollar collapse, and drops the
bombshell that the NSA has begun providing Central Banks Around
the world with illegal confidential inside information, allowing
the Fed & other friendly western central banks (& the TBTF banks
that own them) to trade with illegal confidential information.
The IMF Wants You To Pay 71% Income Tax
Zero Hedge - After it recently suggested a “one-off capital
levy” – a one-time tax on private wealth as an exceptional
measure to restore debt sustainability across insolvent
countries – it has now called for “revenue-maximizing top income
tax rates”.... They’ve singled out the US, suggesting that the
US government could maximize its tax revenue by increasing tax
brackets to as high as 71%.
Paul Ryan Surprised by Tea Party Outrage Over Budget Surrender
Kurt Nimmo - Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, John
Boehner, has unleashed a tirade on the tea party faction in the
lower chamber. On Wednesday, he said opposition to the budget
sell-out cooked up between Democrats and Republicans suspending
the sequester for two years is “ridiculous.
Dent, Faber, Celente, Maloney, Rogers – What Do They Say Is
Coming In 2014?
Economic Collapse - Some of the most respected prognosticators
in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014
and beyond is going to shake America to the core. Many of the
quotes that you are about to read are from individuals that
actually predicted the subprime mortgage meltdown and the
financial crisis of 2008 ahead of time.
Bitcoin beware: JPMorgan seeks patent for rival online payment
RT - As public enthusiasm continues to grow over bitcoin, the
digital crypto-currency, JPMorgan Chase seeks to patent an
online payment system that would allow digital wallets, as well
as anonymity – the most attractive feature to internet users.
Minn. Guardsman Accused of Stealing Military IDs
Military.com - A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal
fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social
Security numbers and security clearance levels of roughly 400
members of his former Army unit in Fort Bragg, N.C. The Iraq War
veteran intended to use the confidential material to create fake
IDs for his militia, court documents say.
Anti-Christian Group Forces Air Force to Remove Nativity
Kurt Nimmo - The last time we heard from Michael Weinstein, his
Military Religious Freedom Foundation was complaining about the
phrase “so help me God” in the U.S. Air Force Academy Honor
Oath. Following complaints by Weinstein and his anti-Christian
organization, the Air Force decided to make the phrase optional
for cadets. Now Weinstein is targeting an Air Force Christmas
Plants won't grow near Wi-Fi routers, experiment finds
(NaturalNews) ...British activist website Stop Smart Meters
recently published a list of 34
scientific studies demonstrating the adverse biological
effects of Wi-Fi exposure, including studies linking it to
headaches, reduced sperm count and oxidative stress. The latest
research into the dangers of Wi-Fi, though, comes from a
surprisingly humble source...
Dallas bans fracking in most of the city
grist.org - The Dallas City Council adopted new rules on
Wednesday that bar hydraulic fracturing within 1,500 feet of a
home, school, church, or well. Dallas is now the largest of five
Texan cities and towns that have imposed local restrictions on
The Quiet Title option to eminent domain mortgage seizure and
stopforeclosurefraud.com - Quiet Title is a critical term with
which every homeowner should become familiar. A quiet title
action, brought by an individual homeowner, is possibly the one
sensible and legal alternative approach to the City of
Richmond’s proposed plan to seize underwater mortgages under
Dry, Scaly, Itchy Skin? Research Proves Coconut Superior To
Green Med Info - The power of coconut oil as a topic healing
agent in chronic, inflammatory skin conditions like atopic
dermatitis has recently been confirmed.
6 Reasons You Should Eat Pumpkin Seeds Year-Round
Natural Blaze - These healthy seeds deserve to be part of your
weekly meals. Not only are they full of minerals (they’re a
great source of zinc), they’re also high in disease-fighting
antioxidants. Let’s take a look at the six reasons why you
should eat a handful of pumpkin seeds every day.
The Best Diet to Preserve Your Muscle
Natural Blaze - As far as diets go, a protein-based one may not
be a bad idea. Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute
of Environmental Medicine have discovered that a high protein
diet helps to shut down a key system in the body responsible for
degrading skeletal muscle tissue. The system in question is
called the proteasome system.
Medical Errors Kill Enough People to Fill 4 Jumbo Jets a Week. -
7 Tips on Surviving The Medical Industrial Complex
Green Med Info - Medical mistakes kill enough people each week
to fill four jumbo jets. But these mistakes go largely unnoticed
by the world at large, and the medical community rarely learns
from them." The WSJ goes to the say in their excellent article
titled "How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us."
CNN Documentary: Babies Born Addicted to Rx Drugs
amberlyonlive.com - According to state health records, nearly
1,400 Florida babies were born suffering from drug withdrawal
syndrome in 2010, a fourfold increase since 2003. The state does
not track the specific drug the babies are hooked on, but south
Florida doctors and neonatal nurses believe the increase is due
to a sharp increase in pregnant women addicted to prescription
VIDEO: Hawaiians Testify About Birth Defects From Spraying of
Green Med Info - Island Kauai and Kokua residents testify
against the chemical agriculture companies who have poisoned
their children and environment with agrichemicals, resulting in
sickness and birth defects.
Amazing health benefits of hemp seeds you didn't know about
(NaturalNews) Hemp has numerous industrial uses but is also a
superfood that comes with numerous health benefits. You can
achieve most of the benefits by including its seeds in your
H7N9 is Rapidly Mutating: Pandemic Potential Increased Due to
Activist Post - Almost universally, flu viruses become less
virulent when they become drug resistant. In becoming drug
resistant, their ability to replicate and its effectiveness is
usually considerably reduced. This is not the case with H7N9.
Antibiotics unable to stop resistant typhoid fever
(NaturalNews) Scientists at Oxford University's Clinical
Research Unit are stunned by new laboratory results. Their
study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal
eLife, reports of typhoid fever bacteria strains that cannot be
controlled. These bacterial strains are downright outsmarting
scientists and modern medicine.
Katie Couric apologizes for allowing episode on HPV vaccines
that tells the truth about deadly side effects
(NaturalNews) Investigative journalist and television
personality Katie Couric is being crucified by many of her
colleagues in the mainstream media for daring to allow the truth
about the notorious human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil
to be discussed on national television.
Which foods have anti-inflammatory properties?
(NaturalNews) Many people frequently eat the typical
Western-type diet that includes refined carbs (contained in
white flour and sugar), a lot of meat, trans fats and saturated
fat, all of which are known to trigger and increase chronic
Government Spies Are Forcing Privacy Email Services To Shut
Down Because They Can’t Spy On Emails
Steve Watson - GCHQ, the British counterpart and facilitator to
the NSA, has forced a privacy focused email service to shut down
because it could not effectively spy on the encrypted emails
people were sending.
Cellphone data spying: It’s not just the NSA
USA Today - Local police are increasingly able to scoop up large
amounts of cellphone data using new technologies, including cell
tower dumps and secret mobile devices known as Stingrays. Here’s
a closer look at how police do it.
New Wi-Fi Technology Can Track You Through Walls
Activist Post - The enhancement of Wi-Fi is being labeled
WiTrack. It marks a further development upon a discovery by MIT
researchers back in June that they had called Wi-Vi. At the
time, researchers were able to use dual signals to detect the
general location of moving objects behind walls, but not an
exact image. WiTrack employs radio signals to pinpoint a
person's location more accurately.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Minnesota judge dismisses phony charges against raw milk farmer
(NaturalNews) The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF)
reports that Sibley County District Court Judge Erica H.
McDonald recently dismissed five of six phony criminal charges
brought by the state earlier this year against Hartmann, who has
been a target of the state for several years.
Probiotics protect pigs from E. coli infections
(NaturalNews) The ramifications of a recent German study on
piglets may lead to healthier livestock with less pharmaceutical
antibiotic use if other farmers get involved and see the
Are You Prepared to Stay Alive in the Frigid Wilderness with
Only the Supplies in Your Vehicle?
How prepared are you to survive a few days in the frozen
wilderness with only the supplies you have in your vehicle? A
family of 6 discovered that they have what it takes when their
Jeep flipped over in the middle of the Seven Troughs mountain
range in north-central Nevada last week.
The Dangerous Myths Many Cat Owners Believe
Dr. Becker - Recently, a large pet food manufacturer conducted a
survey of U.S. cat owners that revealed some interesting
6 Ways To Make A Dying Cat More Comfortable
Care2 - If you’ve got a young cat, rest assured that you
probably won’t need to implement any of these ideas for a long
while. The notion that 1 cat year is equivalent to 7 human years
is a myth. It’s true that cats age faster when they’re younger,
but this slows down as they get older.
- December 12, 2013 - Today In History:
1787 - Pennsylvania became the second state to
ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1800 - Washington, DC, was established as the
capital of the United States.
1870 - Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the
first black lawmaker to be sworn into the U.S. House
1901 - The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic
was picked up near St. John's Newfoundland, by
inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
1912 - The Mother's Day International Association
was incorporated with the purpose of furthering
meaningful observations of Mother's Day.
1917 - Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town in
Nebraska. The farm village was for wayward boys. In
1979 it was opened to girls.
1925 - The "Motel Inn," the first motel in the
world, opened in San Luis Obispo, CA.
1937 - Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat "Panay"
on China's Yangtze River. Japan apologized for the
attack, and paid $2.2 million in reparations.
1946 - A United Nations committee voted to accept a
six-block tract of Manhattan real estate to be the
site of the UN's headquarters. The land was offered
as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to a charge of
trying to kill U.S. President Ford in San Francisco
the previous September.
1985 - 248 American soldiers and eight crewmembers
were killed when an Arrow Air charter crashed in
Gander, Newfoundland after takeoff.
1989 - Leona Helmsley was fined $7 million and
sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion.
1994 - IBM stopped shipments of personal computers
with Intel's flawed Pentium chip.
1995 - The U.S. Senate stopped a constitutional
amendment giving Congress authority to outlaw flag
burning and other forms of desecration against the
1995 - Two French airmen shot down over Bosnia
arrived home after almost four months of being held
captive by the Bosnian Serbs.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court found that the recount
ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000
U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional.
U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the election to
Texas Gov. George W. Bush the next day.
2000 - Timothy McVeigh, over the objections of his
lawyers, abandoned his final round of appeals and
asked that his execution be set within 120 days.
McVeigh was convicted of the April 1995 truck
bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in
Oklahoma City, OK, that killed 168 and injured 500.
2001 - Gerardo Hernandez was sentenced to life in
prison for being the leader of a Cuban spy ring. His
conviction was based on his role in the infiltration
of U.S. military bases and in the deaths of four
Cuban-Americans whose planes were shot down five
2002 - North Korea announced that it would
reactivate a nuclear power plant that U.S. officials
believed was being used to develop weapons.
US, UK suspend non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition
RT - Washington and London have stopped providing non-lethal aid to the
Syrian rebels via Turkey after radical Islamists began to take control
of the Free Syrian Army’s bases in northern Syria. Turkey has reportedly
closed its side of the border with Syria.
Foreign militants in Syria exceed 5,000
Press TV - A new report says the number of foreign militants fighting
the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is now above 5,000.
According to the report published by the bimonthly American magazine,
Foreign Policy, on Tuesday, the number of the militants fighting in the
Middle Eastern country is also “higher than any previous conflict in the
modern history of the Muslim world.”
'US won’t renegotiate Afghan pact'
Press TV - The US military chief says Washington will not renegotiate a
security pact with Kabul, claiming that a full withdrawal of US forces
from Afghanistan can destabilize the country.
Lawmakers Push for Billions to Pay for Questionable Missile Defense
Kurt Nimmo - The Senate and the House Armed Services committees have
agreed to jack up spending on a highly questionable missile defense
system by $358 million to $9.5 billion. In addition, the lawmakers want
a “homeland defense radar” and are proposing to shower Israel with more
China-Japan Spat Could Lead to World War III
Activist Post - As the row over the rocks that are claimed by not only
Japan and China, but South Korea and Taiwan continue, a former UN
Ambassador has warned that any conflict in the region could quickly
Russia Warns America ‘We Will Respond With Nukes’
Paul Joseph Watson - Addressing the threat posed by plans by the United
States to install a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s Deputy
Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin today asserted that Russia would respond
with nuclear weapons if it was targeted by conventional American
Pope Francis named Time's ‘Person of the Year 2013’
RT - Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff, elected nine months ago,
was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013, leaving
whistleblower Edward Snowden in second place, the magazine revealed on
300k Fukushima refugees still living 'in cages' in makeshift camps
RT - Over two years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated areas in
and around the Japanese city of Fukushima, many residents have been left
to live in impromptu residential camps with no hope of returning to
their previous ways of life.
General Electric Knew It’s Reactor Design Was Unsafe … So Why Isn’t GE
Getting Any Heat for Fukushima?
Washington's Blog - Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two
of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after
becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they
were reviewing — the Mark 1 — was so flawed it could lead to a
Canada Post to phase out urban home mail delivery
cbc.ca - Starting March 31, the cost of a stamp to mail a standard-size
first-class letter will increase to 85 cents if bought in a pack, up
from 63 cents. Individual stamps will cost a dollar. Canada Post said
that over the next five years, it will eliminate 6,000 to 8,000
positions, but it expects 15,000 workers will leave the company or
retire within that period.
for more Cyprus-style bail-ins for troubled banks
StratRisks - European finance ministers have reached the basis of an
agreement to wind down failing banks and share the costs, Eurogroup
President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told CNBC following a 16-hour marathon
negotiating session in Brussels. The agreement is expected to begin with
a Cyprus-style “bail-in” process in which major depositors in failing
banks are tapped first in an effort to support the lender.
China rejects fifth US corn cargo in a month, citing GMO strain
RT - A cargo of 59,100 tons was turned away on Tuesday in the eastern
Chinese province of Zhejiang after quarantine officials found MIR 162 --
an insect-resistant GMO strain which the country’s agriculture ministry
has yet to warrant, Reuters cited an official as saying.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Now Obama gets 'executive power' czar
WND - A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff
for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of
executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the
White House. The New York Times is reporting John Podesta,
founder of the Center for American Progress, has agreed to serve
as counselor to President Obama for a year.
Let us spy: NSA chief pleads with Senate to keep surveillance
RT - The director of the National Security Agency implored
lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday to continue authorizing the
NSA’s controversial surveillance programs due to emerging
threats against the United States.
NYPD to Roll Out Police State for Super Bowl
Adan Salazar - The New York City Police Department will deploy
gun boats, as well as arm officers with “heavy weapons” in the
week prior to the Super Bowl, efforts the department claims will
“protect the public,” deter terrorists and prevent them from
NYPD Held Mall Terrorism Exercise After Kenya Attack
Kurt Nimmo - On Wednesday, the New York Police Department
admitted it had conducted a late night drill at a closed
shopping mall in November following the terrorist attack at a
mall in Kenya on September 21.
You Can’t Keep Your Medication, Either: More Obamacare Issues
Activist Post - Prescription drug coverage – or the lack thereof
– is the latest unpleasant surprise consumers will face courtesy
of Obamacare. Here’s how prescription drug coverage “works”
Missouri School District Hit With $150,000 Bill for Obamacare
Weekly Standard - A Missouri school district faces a $150,000
bill for Obamacare, according to a report on KMIZ-MO: "This came
to light at last night's board meeting when district officials
told board members they would have to pay health insurance for
substitute teachers," says the other anchor.
Ron Paul: Hobby Lobby Case Is About Rights, Not Contraceptives
Liberty Crier - One of the most important cases the US Supreme
Court will consider this term is Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit
challenging the Obamacare mandate that employer-provided health
care plans must cover abortion and contraceptives. Hobby Lobby,
a corporation owned and managed by a traditional Christian
family, argues that the mandate violates their First Amendment
Cops Train to Kill People at Traffic Stops
Paul Joseph Watson - Medford Police are training to kill
Americans at traffic stops as part of cold weather training
designed to improve their shooting response time in freezing
temperatures. The training scenarios, which are based on “real
life events,” according to a report by KDRV, show police
entering buildings and approaching vehicles with guns drawn in
order to improve their range of motion and speed when using a
firearm in sub-freezing winter conditions.
Colleges can’t ban guns, rules Florida court
bizpacreview.com - The Florida appeals court ruling that the
University of North Florida was violating state law when it
prohibited a woman from storing a gun in her vehicle while she
attended class will spill over to cities and counties statewide,
an attorney said Wednesday.
Shopper sues Macy's, says held in New York store jail cell
(Reuters) The plaintiff, Rachid Bakhari, said the incident
started when he tried to return an ill-fitting belt he had
bought for $27, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday [Dec 2]
in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Because the shopper had
removed the price tags at home, he followed a sales clerk's
instructions to get a belt with tags intact from the sales rack
and bring it to the cash register to finalize the return, the
VIDEO: David Stockman: Buying or Owning Stocks Is Now Dangerous
(Bloomberg) - David Stockman, former director of Office of
Management and Budget, explains why he believes there is a
bubble in the equity market on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg
Now That Obama Is Allowing Chicken From China, What Will That Do
To The Chicken Industry?
Economic Collapse - It shouldn't take too much imagination to
figure out what is going to happen. This is a movie that we have
seen too many times before. Over the past decade, tens of
thousands of U.S. businesses and millions of good paying jobs
have been lost due to "competition" from communist China.
How Likely Are Bail-Ins? Bank of England Says U.S. “Could Do
Zero Hedge - The Bank of England's Tucker, who has worked with
U.S regulators on the cross-border hurdles to taking down an
international firm said that "U.S authorities could do it
today--and I mean today".,,, The U.S. already has in place plans
for bail-ins in the event of banks failing. Indeed, the U.S. has
conducted simulation exercises with the U.K. in recent weeks and
will do so again in 2014.
Goldman's Q&A On Stanley Fischer As The Next Fed Vice Chairman
Zero Hedge - Since the bank that decides what happens at the NY
Fed, and by implication, at the broader Federal Reserve system,
is none other than Goldman Sachs, it would be informative to
read what none other than Goldman thinks of Ben Bernanke's
thesis advisor Stanley Fischer, formerly head of the Bank of
Israel, as the next vice chairman - as he is now actively
rumored to become shortly.
Suit: Marine's body sent home to Pa. without heart
Military Times - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while
stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his
funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and
that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's
heart in its place.
Yellowstone Super-Volcano is FAR Bigger Than Previously Thought
Activist Post - A new study that will be presented at the
American Geophysical Fall Meeting will show that the Yellowstone
super-volcano is about two and a half times larger than
previously thought. The University of Utah team found that the
magma chamber is some 55 miles long, and it contains up to 600
cubic kilometers of molten rock. If even a third of that volume
erupted at Yellowstone we would be facing a global disaster.
36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body
Prevent Disease - Practiced for thousands of years by cultures
around the world --detoxification is about resting, cleansing
and nourishing the body from the inside out.
Top 4 Health Benefits of Pomegranates
Natural Society - From boosting heart health to reversing damage
caused by junk food, here are 4 awesome benefits of
Deseed a Pomegranate in 10 Seconds Using a Wooden Spoon
Little Known Chinese Herb & Iron Kill 98% of Cancer Cells in 16
Natural Society - According to studies that were published in an
issue of Life Sciences, artemesinin – a derivative of the
wormwood plant used in Chinese Medicine - can kill 98% of breast
cancer cells in less than 16 hours. The herb used alone caused a
28% reduction in breast cancer cells, but when paired with iron,
sweet wormwood was able to eradicate cancer almost entirely.
Refrigerated Fruit Loses Over 80 Percent of Its Antioxidants
Prevent Disease - Freeze-drying strawberries keeps all their
Vitamin C and polyphenols and 92% of their antioxidants, saving
more nutrients than by chilling which can lose over 80% of
Man becomes acne-free with three-day apple fast
(NaturalNews) Chris Gibson started developing acne at the young
age of 11. He suffered with the skin condition for over 15
years, saying he was well into his 20s when he was cured....
Gibson says he made the connection between the foods he was
eating, the antibiotics he was taking and the health of his
skin. Then he went on a fruit fast, and everything changed.
Shocked scientists discover the skin communicates with the liver
(NaturalNews) A collaborative research project out of the
University of Southern Denmark (USD) recently discovered that
human skin directly communicates and interacts with the rest of
the body, meaning that, when it is not in good health, there is
a good chance that the same is true about other vital organs.
Happiness and Laughter Are Natural Immune Boosters
Dr. Mercola - There are many studies supporting the belief that
people with an upbeat and positive perspective tend to be
healthier and enjoy longer lives. For example, in one study,1
the tendency to always expect the worst was linked to a 25
percent higher risk of dying before the age of 65.
Simple trick unleashes your brain's capacity to handle
negativity and bad news (based on research)
(NaturalNews) Most people, upon encountering bad news or a
negative person, go into avoidance mode. It turns out that this
is the very opposite of what you brain needs you to do.
Attempting to shut out negative thoughts and feelings only
thwarts the brain's process of digesting these experiences and
letting them go.
Want More Tolerant Kids? Keep Them Away from the TV
Dr. Mercola - Helping your child develop more positive social
relationships, and accept other people's feelings and beliefs,
might be as simple as turning off the TV.
Father sentenced to life in prison for 'murder' after daughter
dies following MMR vaccine
(NaturalNews) A U.K. father has been sentenced to life in prison
after being falsely accused of murdering his own daughter, who
reportedly developed mysterious head injuries just one day after
receiving the high-risk measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, more
commonly known as MMR.
Audio: Meet the Robot Telemarketer Who Denies She’s A Robot
Time News - Our encounter with an all-too-convincing robot. The
phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging
voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief
Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance,
but something was fishy.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
dumps dairy farm after NBC shows company video of alleged abuse
NBC News - The nation’s largest frozen pizza company says it
will no longer accept milk from a Wisconsin dairy farm after NBC
News showed the company undercover video shot by an animal
rights group of workers on the farm kicking, beating and
stabbing cows and dragging the animals with ropes.
Heirloom tomatoes: Unique fruits passed down for generations
(NaturalNews) Heirloom tomatoes (also called heritage tomatoes)
are tomatoes that have been passed down from generation to
generation within a family, usually because they have desirable
characteristics that the growers wish to maintain.
Make a Rocket Stove
Mother Earth News - In less than two minutes, you can learn how
to build a rocket stove using only cement blocks. Just watch
this brief video, "The 6-Block Rocket Stove," for the easy
- December 11, 2013 - Today In History:
1816 - Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th
1844 - Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to
have a tooth extracted after receiving an anesthetic
for the dental procedure. Nitrous Oxide, or laughing
gas, was the anesthetic.
1872 - Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became
America's first black governor when he took office
as acting governor of Louisiana.
1928 - In Buenos Aires, police thwarted an attempt
on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover.
1930 - The Bank of the United States in New York
1936 - Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated in order
to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson. He became
the Duke of Windsor.
1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United
States. The U.S. in turn declared war on the two
1946 - The United Nations International Children's
Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the U.N.
General Assembly. The fund provides relief to
children in countries devastated by war.
1961 - The first direct American military support
for South Vietnam occurred when a U.S. aircraft
carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law
legislation creating $1.6 billion environmental
"superfund" that would be used to pay for cleaning
up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.
1985 - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the
U.S. Senate by giving final congressional approval
to the Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law.
1985 - General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA
Corporation for $6.3 billion. Also included in the
deal was NBC Radio and Television.
1998 - Scientists announced that they had deciphered
the entire genetic blueprint of a tiny worm.
1998 - The Mars Climate Orbiter blasted off on a
nine-month journey to the Red Planet. However, the
probe disappeared in September of 1999, apparently
destroyed because scientists had failed to convert
English measures to metric values.
1998 - Majority Republicans on the House Judiciary
Committee pushed through three articles of
impeachment against U.S. President Clinton.
2001 - U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft announced the
first federal indictment directly related to the
terrorist attacks on the United States on September
11, 2001. Zacarias Moussaoui was charged with six
conspiracy charges. Moussaoui was in custody at the
time of the attacks.
2001 - It was announced that U.S. President George
W. Bush would withdraw the U.S. from the 1972
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.
2001 - Federal agents seized computers in 27 U.S.
cities as part of "Operation Buccaneer." The raids
were used to gain evidence against an international
software piracy ring.
Is this REALLY time to take a selfie, Dave? Cameron and Obama strike a
pose with Danish PM during memorial service for Mandela
Daily Mail - Perhaps not in keeping with the tone of a memorial service,
US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish
leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt grinned as they cosied up for a quick
picture at today's memorial service for the former South African
president, prompting an outpouring of criticism.
Jail without charge for African migrants in Israel
RT - Israel’s parliament has passed a law allowing illegal immigrants
from Africa to be held without charge for up to a year, despite the
Israeli Supreme Court overturning a similar law in September.
UN launches ops against Rwanda rebels
Press TV - he United Nations peacekeeping troops in the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC) have launched military operations against a
Rwandan Hutu rebel militia group active along the country’s eastern
border with Rwanda.
Russia forgives billions in Cuban debt
Press TV - Russia has announced that it will forgive Cuba’s
multi-billion dollar debts, while opening the way for more investment
and trade between the two countries.
First Swiss bank agrees to ‘sellout’ its US clients
RT - The Swiss regional lender Valiant Bank has agreed to a US voluntary
disclosure programme aimed at divulging information on American tax
Fraser Health - One of the Largest Canadian Health Authorities Violates
The Canadian Constitution Enforcing Vaccine Policy On Its Employees
Prevent Disease - The Chief Medical Health Officer of Fraser Health, one
of the largest health authorities in Canada is violating the Canadian
Constitution by requiring all its employees to comply with a directive
Oxitec Cancels GM Flies Release after Government Health Questions
Sustainable Pulse - UK company Oxitec has withdrawn its plans to release
GM olive and fruit flies in Spain and Brazil following human and
environmental health questions from government regulators in the 2
GMO 'Suicide Seeds' On Edge of Approval in Brazil
Green Med Info - Intense internal and external pressure in mid-October
forced the Brazilian Congress to pull back from adopting pro-Terminator
legislation, and the Judicial Commission's Chair pledged never to allow
legislation while at his post. Now, the same chair will entertain a
motion Wednesday to accept Terminator seeds, making Brazil the first
country in the world to defy a 13-year-old UN moratorium on the use of
Rice grown near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant served to govt
RT - Rice from fields in the Fukushima prefecture, evacuated after the
worst nuclear disaster in Japan, will be served to government officials
for 9 days in a bid to demonstrate the safety of the country’s
most-beloved crop, a local broadcaster reported.
VIDEO: US-Russia nuclear war to end human race says study
Press TV - "With a large war between the United States and Russia, we
are talking about the possible -- not certain, but possible --
extinction of the human race,” Helfand, the co-president of
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, said in a
report released on Tuesday.
Tense night in Kiev as police clear part of protester-occupied territory
RT - During an overnight raid, Ukrainian police have driven protesters
off some of the areas they occupied in central Kiev. The operation was
carried out in order to clear the streets from the barricades to let
transport pass, according to the law enforcers. Live Updates.
N. Korea sells gold in sign of imminent economic collapse says source
Yonhap News - North Korea has begun to sell large amounts of gold to
China in a bid to tide over its economic crisis, multiple sources
familiar with North Korea affairs said Wednesday. The disposal could be
an indication of an imminent economic collapse as it goes against
founding leader Kim Il-sung's order to never sell the country's gold,
according to the sources.
Obama's Corporate Agenda Delayed as TPP Misses Deadline
Common Dreams - Ministers and delegates representing 12 nations
announced Tuesday they have failed to meet the end-of-year goal of
clinching the TPP trade deal after four days of negotiations in
Singapore ended without an agreement.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
South Carolina voting on bill to end Obamacare in state
dailycaller.com - A bill set for fast-track passage in the South
Carolina Senate in January aims to eliminate Obamacare in the
state. The law could become a model for other states fed up with
the federal health-care law. House Bill 3101, titled the “South
Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” passed the
state House of Representatives last April by a 65-34 vote. The
bill now heads to the GOP-controlled Senate with special-order
priority, setting up the likelihood that South Carolina will
become the first state to exempt citizens and businesses from
all participation in the Affordable Care Act.
Missouri School District Hit With $150,000 Bill for Obamacare
weeklystandard.com - "The Affordable Care Act could cost the
Jefferson City public schools more than a $150,000," said the
news anchor. "This came to light at last night's board meeting
when district officials told board members they would have to
pay health insurance for substitute teachers," says the other
Obama Mandela Speech Cost $500,000 Per Minute
Kurt Nimmo - Obama and his predecessor have flown on your dime
to South Africa to attend the funeral of the former communist
Useful Idiots 2013
lewrockwell.com - At the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service
President Obama praised Mandela as “the last great liberator of
the 20th century” and urged the world to continue his life’s
work for justice and equality. What exactly did he mean by this?
Stunning Hypocrisy: Obama Slams Leaders Who “Do Not Tolerate
Dissent From Their Own People”
Paul Joseph Watson - During a memorial service for Nelson
Mandela in Johannesburg today, President Barack Obama challenged
leaders who supported Mandela’s struggle for freedom but “do not
tolerate dissent from their own people,”...
President's approval rating plummets to 38 per cent overall,
just 34 per cent on health care and 40 per cent on Iran
Daily Mail - Barack Obama is facing poll numbers that are now in
the same territory as President George W. Bush's following
Data sharing among US law enforcement agencies is in 'chaos'
RT - The sharing of intelligence among American law enforcement
agencies in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
is being conducted in a manner that resembles “organized chaos,”
according to a new study published this week.
Six-year-old boy accused of sexual harassment for kissing girl
KDRO - A Cañon City school six-year-old boy has been accused of
sexual harassment and the school suspended him for kissing a
girl on the cheek and hand.
NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit
dnainfo.com - A Staten Island woman has sued the city claiming
police entered her St. George home without a warrant, beat her
family and killed her beloved pet parakeet, according to court
Man Handcuffed At Walmart After Attempting to Price Match
Adan Salazar - An Arizona man was recently handcuffed and banned
for life from the Chinese slave labor retail outlet known as
Walmart for doing something Americans do on a daily basis –
Watch This Incredible Young Woman Render Jon Stewart Speechless
upworthy.com - The Taliban already tried to kill her once. Think
that stopped her? Think again.
Just wait and hear at 4:29 what she'll do if they come for her
again — simply profound. Plus, I've never seen someone render
Jon Stewart speechless. That's just cool.
House, Senate negotiators reach budget deal
Washington Post - House and Senate negotiators unveiled an
$85-billion agreement late Tuesday to fund federal agencies
through the fall of 2015, avoiding another government shutdown
and ending the cycle of crisis that has paralyzed Washington for
much of the past three years.
Obama’s IRS Nominee Promises to Restore Faith in Taxation
Kurt Nimmo - Obama has selected John Koskinen to head up the
scandal-ridden Internal Revenue Service. Koskinen, who warms a
seat on the board of American Capital and has experience running
a government soccer foundation, told the Senate Finance
Committee today he will restore faith in the IRS.
How Far Will Stocks Fall This Time When The Fed Decides To Slow
Down Quantitative Easing?
Economic Collapse - When QE1 ended there was a substantial stock
market correction, and when QE2 ended there was a substantial
stock market correction. And if you will remember, the financial
markets threw a massive hissy fit a few months ago when Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested that the Fed may soon
start tapering QE3.
Santa Warns In Greenpeace Video Christmas Will Be Canceled Due
To Global Warming
CBS News - "My home in the Arctic is fast disappearing and
unless we all act urgently then I have to warn you of the
possibility of an empty stocking forevermore. Please help me.”
The petition claims global warming is causing the North Pole to
melt away faster and faster.
YouTube:10 Climate Myths Busted (in 60 seconds!)
The Corbett Report presents a one minute debunking of 10 common
Antarctica records unofficial coldest temperature ever
USA Today - There's cold, and then there's Antarctica cold. ...
How does a frosty reading of 135.8 degrees below zero sound?
Based on remote satellite measurements, scientists recently
recorded that temperature at a desolate ice plateau in East
Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on
Earth, though it may not get that recognition in the official
Freshwater breakthrough as huge aquifers discovered beneath
(NaturalNews) Hidden beneath the depths of the world's oceans
are large pockets of mostly fresh water that could serve as
replacement water sources for the many land-based aquifers that
are on the verge of drying up, a new study suggests.
Deseed a Pomegranate in 10 Seconds Using a Wooden Spoon
Pomegranates are one of the best parts of Winter, but they take
a lot of work to peel and deseed. YouTube user NaturalMarketer
shows us how much time we've wasted by deseeding an entire
pomegranate in mere seconds.
Study: Lavender Oil Improves Migraine Symptoms by 74%
Natural Society - Lavender essential oil has a variety of
beneficial effects in addition to its relaxing qualities. One of
these, recently affirmed by Iranian researchers, is in the
treatment of migraines.
Tips for Countering Vaccination Advocates and Influencing Others
Natural Society - Research shows that vaccines are at least
questionable. Here is how to stand your ground against vaccine
12 Uses For Cloves - A Wonder Spice With The Highest Antioxidant
Prevent Disease - On the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance
Capacity) scale used by the National Institute on Aging in the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess the antioxidant
value of foods, clove has the highest ORAC score. Besides it's
ability to prevent cancer, clove has incredible purification and
protection properties within.
Health Basics: When does cancer start?
(NaturalNews) Nobody knows exactly when or where in the body
cancer starts. Doctors simply don't know. Genetically modified (GMO)
food delivers a small amount of agent orange ingredients into
your blood and mutates your cells over time. How long that
mutation of cells takes to overwhelm one of your vital organs,
or strangulate your lungs or your brain, well, that's just a
matter of how much of it you eat, how often and for how long.
Sugar Promotes Heart Disease and Cancer
Dr. Mercola - Research coming out of some of America’s most
respected institutions now confirms that sugar is a primary
dietary factor driving chronic disease development. Sugar, and
fructose in particular, has been implicated as a culprit in the
development of both heart disease and cancer, and having this
information puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to
Coconut provides a powerhouse of delicious nutrition
(NaturalNews) Coconut is a true super food. Long misunderstood
as being an unhealthy source of oil, it has become the darling
of the holistic nutrition world.
Cooking with Splenda found to release cancer-causing dioxins in
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of
Health (NIH) discovered that sucralose essentially releases
cancer-causing dioxins in food when baked or otherwise heated,
which is one of its primary marketed uses.
Should you consume soy products?
(NaturalNews) Prior to the 1920s, soy was not even considered a
food product in the US and was thought to be unfit for human
consumption. After 1950, the cultivation of soybeans in the US
rose to over 140 billion pounds per year. Over 90% of soy grown
in the United States is genetically modified (GM). Most soy
consumption is anything but healthy and has strongly contributed
to many different health problems.
8 Sickening Facts About Flame Retardants
Dr. Mercola - Chemicals lurking in your furniture and mattress
are there to keep you "safe" from fire, but they're linked to
chronic diseases and they may make a fire in your home even more
Hacker Releases Software to Hijack Commercial Drones
defensetech.org - No sooner had Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos
announced plans to deliver small packages via flying drone than
a well known hacker has released technical plans for an
interceptor drone able to hijack other drones.
“SkyJack,” says the creator claims on his website, can put “an
army of zombie drones under your control.”
Ceiling microphones and inner-body microchips: Google engineer
predicts company’s next steps
RT - Google has put supercomputers in the pockets of millions of
Americans and plans to have self-driving cars soon navigating
the nation’s roads. Naturally, the tech giant says they’ll next
have cloud-connected microphones inside ceilings everywhere.
Scientists Warn of Worst Case Scenario: “Solar Flares… Will
Short Circuit Satellites, Power Grids, Ground Communication
Mac Slavo - Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder
recently completed analyzing data from a Coronal Mass Ejection
that took place in the summer of 2012. The CME, which was
reportedly the most powerful electrical discharge ever recorded
from the sun, narrowly missed earth. It was not “earth
directed,” meaning the electro-magnetic mass was ejected by the
sun when it was facing away from our planet.
NSA uses advertisers’ cookies to track specific web browsers -
RT - The US National Security Agency has quietly subverted the
tools used by online advertising companies in order to track
surveillance targets and improve its monitoring ability,
according to a report based on documents obtained by Edward
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
WhiteWave Consumes Organic Salad-Greens Distributor Earthbound
Cornucopia - WhiteWave CEO, and former Dean Foods CEO, Gregg
Engles knows as much about vegetables as he knew about dairy
when he orchestrated a global feeding frenzy in that market to
build Dean Foods. The end result was the destruction of dozens
of independently owned, regional dairy businesses and thousands
YouTube: How to Open a Can without Can Opener
Don't have any tools to open a can no problem just use
Avoid This Aflatoxin-Infested Food Like the Plague
Dr. Becker - Over the last few years, I’ve written frequently
about aflatoxin contamination of commercial pet foods, in
particular, dry corn-based dog food formulas.... A fascinating
new twist in the growing contamination problem is a recent study
that shows Roundup herbicide, the primary herbicide used in GM
agriculture, promotes the growth of the fungi that produce
aflatoxins. This certainly further explains the alarming
increase in contamination levels in U.S. corn.
GMOs cause horrible deformities, birth defects in piglets
(NaturalNews) "When using GM feed I saw symptoms of bloat,
stomach ulcers, high rates of diarrhea, pigs born with
deformities," explained Pedersen to The Ecologist's Andrew
Wasley, who recently conducted an in-depth investigation into
the link between GMOs and animal health problems. "But when I
switched [to non-GM feed] these problems went away, some within
a matter of days."
Rabies Vaccines Now Dropping from the Sky
Dr. Becker - For the 10th year in a row, the state of Tennessee
conducted widespread drops of raccoon rabies vaccine packets
using cars, trucks, small planes, and for the first time,
helicopters. More than 40,000 vaccine packets were dropped over
a 15-county region of the state ranging from 30 to 60 miles
wide, covering 3,400 square miles, and running from the
Virginia/North Carolina border in northeast Tennessee to the
Georgia border in southeast Tennessee.
- December 10, 2013 - Today In History:
1817 - Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the
20th American state.
1869 - Women were granted the right to vote in the
1898 - A treaty was signed in Paris that officially
ended the Spanish-American War. Also, Cuba became
independent of Spain.
1901 - The first Nobel prizes were awarded.
1906 - U.S. President Roosevelt became the first
American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for
helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.
1941 - Japan invaded the Philippines.
1948 - The United Nations General Assembly adopted
its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
1953 - Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy"
magazine with an investment of $7,600.
1958 - The first domestic passenger jet flight took
place in the U.S. when 111 passengers flew from New
York to Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707.
1980 - South Carolina Representative John W.
Jenretter resigned to avoid being expelled from the
U.S. House of Representatives following his
conviction on charges to the FBI's Abscam
1982 - The Law of the Sea Convention was signed by
118 countries in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 23 nations
and the U.S. were excluded.
1990 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved
Norplant, a long-acting contraceptive implant.
1993 - The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor
deployed the repaired Hubble Space Telescope into
1994 - Advertising executive Thomas Mosser of North
Caldwell, NJ, was killed by a mail bomb that was
blamed on the Unabomber.
1995 - The first U.S. Marines arrived in the Bosnian
capital of Sarajevo to join NATO soldiers sent to
enforce peace in the former Yugoslavia.
1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new
international space station 250 miles above the
1999 - After three years under suspicion of being a
spy for China, computer scientist Wen Ho Lee was
arrested. He was charged with removing secrets from
the Los Alamos weapons lab. Lee later pled guilty to
one count of downloading restricted data to tape and
was freed. The other 58 counts were dropped.
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld new
restrictions on political advertising in the weeks
before an election. The court did strike down two
provisions of the new law that involved a ban on
political contributions from those too young to vote
and a limitation on some party spending. (McConnell
v. FEC, 02-1674)
2003 - The U.S. barred firms based in certain
countries, opponents of the Iraq war, from bidding
on Iraqi reconstruction projects. The ban did not
prevent companies from winning subcontracts.
2007 - Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as
Argentina's first elected female president.
VIDEO: 'Stop KSA from backing terrorism’
Press TV - Syria has urged the United Nations to stop Saudi Arabia from
"supporting al-Qaeda-linked militants" and fanning the flames of
"terrorism" in the country.
‘Canada arms exports to Bahrain soars’
Press TV - A report shows Canadian arms exports have soared to countries
with poor human rights records, including Bahrain, raising questions
about the Canadian government’s foreign policy commitment.
Deep divisions over TPP as US pressures to close controversial deal –
RT - The US is ramping up pressure to secure a Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
with conditions that could undermine the national interests of nations
involved. WikiLeaks documents say talks are “paralyzed,” with the US
refusing to compromise on disputed issues.
* Related Articles:
Trans-Pacific Partnership Ready for Christmas Delivery? - As the end
of 2013 approaches, so does President Obama’s deadline for approving the
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a direct and deadly attack
on sovereignty and representative government masquerading as a Pacific
Rim trade pact. Currently, there are 12 countries negotiating in secret
to create this regional trade agreement that some have called NAFTA on
steroids. The number of participants could rise to a baker’s dozen
should China be welcomed on board by the United States (President Obama
has signaled that he would recognize the Chinese communist government’s
partnership in the bloc).
Final TPP Agreement Expected By End of This Month
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a 12-nation initiative to rewrite
current rules and regulations governing trade and investments between
countries. While more nations can join, this governmental pact is
expected to decide the temperament of foreign markets.
VIDEO: Greece warned by EU over reform plans
Press TV - Greece has been warned by the head of eurozone finance
ministers to push ahead with the nation’s reforms, despite the ongoing
strikes and public anger in the debt-ridden country.
Polio vaccination launched in Mideast
Press TV - The United Nations children’s fund and the World’s Health
Organization (WHO) have launched a campaign to vaccinate 23 million
children in the Middle East after 17 polio cases were reported in Syria.
Canada to lay claim to North Pole amid Arctic resources rush
(Reuters) - Canada intends to lay claim to the North Pole as part of a
bid to assert control over a large part of the resource-rich Arctic,
Foreign Minister John Baird said on Monday.... The move could raise
tensions with Denmark and Russia, both of which also look set to lay
claim to the North Pole on the grounds it lies on a continental shelf
reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
StratRisks - Earlier in October, Putin stated strongly that Russia would
never “surrender” its Arctic area. Indeed, Temp airfield located on
Kotelny Island, the largest of Russian islands in Novosiberian region,
is being reactivated.
Write wrongs! Over 500 world-famous authors sign anti-surveillance
RT - More than 500 renowned authors – including five Nobel laureates -
from across the globe have signed a petition demanding an end to ‘mass
surveillance’. It follows the revelations over the last few months of
the US and other countries spying.
'Mexico nabs 5 over radioactive theft'
Press TV - Five people, hospitalized last week in central Mexico with
signs of radiation exposure, are allegedly formally arrested on
suspicion of stealing a truck carrying highly radioactive material.
‘NSAssociate Google’ censors CLG on Fukushima radiation
Activist Post - Google has been censoring news link emails from Citizens
for Legitimate Government, despite repeated attempts by Gmail users to
declare those emails “not spam.” The latest email to be censored was
sent on Dec. 7, and links to mainstream news sources warning of
U.S. News, Politics & Government
War on the Press: NYT Reporters Sue DHS Over Interrogation
Adan Salazar - The Department of Homeland Security is being sued
by two New York Times reporters who say the agency failed to
respond to FOIA requests following enhanced interrogations at
New York’s JFK airport.
Unbelievable: ATF Using Mentally Disabled Teens to Run
Reason - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the agency
responsible for setting off the events that led to Waco and were
at the center of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal are
using mentally disabled teenagers to advertise businesses that
are actually fronts for ATF sting operations.
Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to
Daily Mail - Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S.
could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless
Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the
Affordable Care Act.... The U.S. Department of Labor takes the
term 'volunteer' literally, but the IRS says volunteer
firefighters are technically employees if they're on the job
more than 30 hours per week, making them subject to Obamacare's
Protest Planned Against Last-Minute Bloomberg Push for Mandatory
Politicker - Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow
against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s
administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New
York City schoolchildren.
Missouri state senator wants to require parents to notify school
district how many guns they own
Liberty Crier - A Democratic Missouri state senator wants to
require parents of children in public schools to notify their
school district of how many guns the family owns. Sen. Maria
Chappelle-Nadal prefiled the measure in advance of the
Legislature’s regular session that begins in January. The St.
Louis County Democrat’s plan would also make negligently storing
a firearm a state crime.
‘Oh You’re Gonna Shoot Me?’ The Sarcastic Last Words Of An
Unarmed Straight-A Student Shot Dead By College Cop...
Daily Mail - A witness says he heard the sarcastic final words
of a Texas student moments before he was shot dead by a college
police officer. Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was killed when
Corporal Chris Carter, 35, opened fire on him in the early hours
of Friday morning a few blocks away from the University of the
Incarnate Word in San Antonio where Redus studied, set to
graduate in May.
TSA Seizes Sock Monkey’s Toy Gun
National Review - TSA agents in St. Louis, Missouri, disarmed
Rooster Monkburn, a cowboy sock money, of his two-inch toy gun
after a woman brought the stuffed monkey through security.
Agents said that it posed a threat because it could be confused
for a real gun, according to local reports.
CIA's multibillion dollar spy program ends up being 'a colossal
RT - United States government officials with intimate knowledge
of a little-known Central Intelligence Agency spy program now
say the CIA’s post-9/11 efforts to send undercover agents around
the globe was “a colossal flop.”
You Want to Keep Your Doctor? ‘You Can Pay for It,’ Says
CNS News - Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a former health policy adviser
in the Obama White House, grudgingly admitted on Sunday that
President Obama did promise the American people that they could
keep their doctors if they liked them under Obamcare.
Obamacare forcing insurers to dump doctors, stranding thousands
(NaturalNews) One of the predictable effects of Obamacare's
intention to add tens of millions of new patients to the
nation's healthcare system - without adding a single new doctor
or other healthcare provider - is that there simply wouldn't be
enough physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
to care for everyone.
Job Numbers Cooked to Keep Quantitative Easing Scam Rolling
Kurt Nimmo - On Friday, the establishment media hinted the
Federal Reserve was about put the brakes on its bankster
monetization program, otherwise known as helicopter quantitative
easing, in response to what was touted as a significant
reduction in unemployment.
Detroit ruling opens door to pension cuts across the nation
McClatchy - It's not just Detroit retirees who are worried about
their pensions. Financially troubled cities in California,
Illinois and Pennsylvania will soon face decisions on what to do
with chronically underfunded pension funds, and experts say the
Detroit ruling has made it easier for cities to argue that
pensions must be cut.
Female veterans do battle for benefits at home
McClatchy - A month after returning, Hughes found herself in an
improbable spot: living in a dorm room at the Pacific Garden
Mission, the sprawling homeless shelter on the city's West Side,
shielding her two sons from addicts and criminals.
Bank might foreclose on home because late husband isn’t residing
McClatchy - The California woman is scheduled to lose her home
nine days before Christmas because her mortgage company
concluded that the house is no longer the primary residence of
her husband, who’s been dead since 2003.
Two Researchers Disprove Government Geoengineering Initiatives
Demonstrating They Do Not Reduce Climate Change
Prevent Disease - Many geoengineering techniques are focused on
ways of reducing the sun’s rays by blocking them spraying
chemical compounds into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight away
from earth. At least this is the claim by government scientists
justifying global operations of this kind to reduce climate
change and global warming.
Geoengineered Snow Storms Wreaking Havoc around the Globe
geoengineeringwatch.org - Can Snow Storms Really Be Engineered?
There is a mountain of data including already conducted
experiments, satellite imagery, lab tests of snow, observations
on the ground, and multiple existing patents, all of which point
solidly to the conclusion that snow storms are being engineered
with well established weather modification processes.
Winter Woes for Commuters, Travelers As Relentless Storm Cancels
NBC News - A blast of winter weather knocked out power to
thousands and wiped hundreds flights off the boards Monday after
causing dozens of wrecks, including one that tangled up about 50
cars, on snowy and icy roads in the Northeast.
Pope County 911 receives reports of explosion at Arkansas
rivervalleyleader.com - Just before 8 a.m., Monday morning,
December 9, reports of an explosion at Arkansas Nuclear One were
made to Pope County 911 operators. At this time details have not
been released in the explosion, but fire officials are
reportedly responding to the nuclear facility and a fire is
Spirulina Enhances Anti-Cancer ‘Natural Killer Cell’ Abilities
Natural Society - Natural killer cells recognize foreign
invaders in the body and eradicate them.
Spirulina can activate these cells and use them to target
Mobile Phone Use In Children and Teens Translates To 5 Times
Greater Increase In Brain Cancer
Prevent Disease - If today's young people don't reduce their use
of wireless mobile devices, they may suffer an "epidemic" of the
disease in later life. Research indicates children and teenagers
are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use
6 Herbs to Help Boost Your Brain Power
Natural Society - Want to boost your brain power naturally? Here
are 6 herbs to consume to boost brain power, memory, and overall
Your Children to be Used as Guinea Pigs for New GMO Vaccine
vactruth.com - A US vaccine company has applied for permission
to infect up to one thousand individuals, including children,
with genetically modified live bacteria contained in an oral
An effective eye drug is available for $50. But many doctors
choose a $2,000 alternative
Washington Post - The two drugs have been declared equivalently
miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both
prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically,
they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company. But one
holds a clear price advantage.
Making a Killing with Cancer: A 124.6 Billion Dollar Industry
The Organic Prepper - - If you had a business selling something
that made you well over a hundred billion dollars per year,
would you take steps to eradicate the need for your business? Or
would you make every effort for that money continue rolling in?
10 Health Benefits of Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) – Part 1
Natural Society - It goes by many names, including black
caraway, Roman coriander, and black cumin, to name a few. But no
matter what you call it, these seeds are loaded with health
benefits that we are only beginning to understand.
Black Seed Extract 'Cures' HIV Patient...
Curcumin inhibits pituitary tumor cell proliferation, induces
(NaturalNews) There is probably no traditional Asian herb that
is studied more in modern western medicine laboratories than
curcumin, the active ingredient of the spice turmeric. This
article focuses on a study that investigated using curcumin for
an unusual tumor growth in the pituitary gland called pituitary
Study: Turmeric and Bay Leaves Team up to Prevent
Natural Society - There are numerous natural, healthful ways to
achieve protection against inflammation and issues like
atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), with diet playing
an especially important role. Just one solution revolves around
the spice turmeric and the herb bay leaves, with one recent
study finding that combining the two can have remarkable effects
on reducing the risk factors for heart disease – reducing plaque
build up and reducing blood sugar.
Chlorophyll Smoothie: The Blood Building Green Juice Remedy
Natural Society - Drinking green smoothies is an excellent
alternative to juicing, offering numerous benefits such as
detoxification, energy boosts, and much more.
Man loses 120 pounds, is off medications due to raw food diet
(NaturalNews) After taking cholesterol-lowering drugs and water
pills for 20 years and blood pressure medication for 25 years,
Luis Melendez says he no longer needs any of them. Not only is
he free from the pills, but he's also free of the extra weight
that he was carrying around... 120 pounds, to be exact. In eight
months, he went from 270 pounds to 150. Today, he maintains a
healthy weight, never exceeding 180 pounds.
Top five holiday foods that promote cancer, diabetes, heart
disease and premature death
(NaturalNews) The holiday food rush is on across the USA, and
for the next month, Americans will be stuffing their faces with
precisely the kind of disease-promoting foods that will cause
them to scream, "Where's my free health care?" in early January.
Good News: Meat Labels Will Now Show You Where Your Meat Came
Dr. Mercola - New, increasingly transparent, food labeling will
help you to know more about where your food comes from.
Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in
Wired News - Earlier this year, researchers say, someone
mysteriously hijacked internet traffic headed to government
agencies, corporate offices and other recipients in the U.S. and
elsewhere and redirected it to Belarus and Iceland, before
sending it on its way to its legitimate destinations. They did
so repeatedly over several months. But luckily someone did
NSA, GCHQ 'planted agents' into World of Warcraft, Second Life
to spy on gamers
RT - The NSA and the UK’s GCHQ spying agencies have collected
players’ charts and deployed real-life agents into online World
of Warcraft and Second Life games, a new leak by whistleblower
Edward Snowden has revealed.
Obamacare: Multiple State Exchanges Vulnerable to Wi-Fi Attack
National Review - Multiple state-run health-care exchanges are
vulnerable to a type of Wi-Fi attack that can allow hackers to
intercept usernames and passwords, KSTP, a Minnesota ABC
Serious Mycotoxin Concerns
Susan Thixton - If your pet food has any corn ingredient in it,
there is a serious concern for you to take note of. A recent
harvest analysis of 2013 corn and corn silage samples in the
U.S. found 100% contamination with deadly mycotoxins.
- December 9, 2013 - Today In History:
1783 - The first executions at Newgate Prison took
1803 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
was passed by the U.S. Congress. With the amendment
Electors were directed to vote for a President and
for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for
1907 - Christmas Seals went on sale for the first
time, in the Wilmington, DE, post office.
1940 - During World War II, British troops opened
their first major offensive in North Africa.
1941 - China declared war on Japan, Germany and
1958 - In Indianapolis, IN, Robert H.W. Welch Jr.
and 11 other men met to form the anti-Communist John
1960 - Sperry Rand Corporation unveiled a new
computer, known as "Univac 1107."
1975 - U.S. President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3
billion seasonal loan authorization to prevent New
York City from having to default.
1983 - NATO foreign ministers called on the Soviet
Union to join in a "comprehensive political
dialogue" to ease tensions in the world.
1984 - Iranian security men seized control of the
plane ending a five-day hijacking of a Kuwaiti
jetliner, which was parked at the Tehran airport.
1990 - The first American hostages to be released by
Iraq began arriving in the U.S.
1992 - Clair George, former CIA spy chief, was
convicted of lying to the U.S. Congress about the
Iran-Contra affair. U.S. President George H.W. Bush
later pardoned George.
1992 - U.S. troops arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia, to
oversee delivery of international food aid, in
operation 'Restore Hope'.
1993 - The U.S. Air Force destroyed the first of 500
Minuteman II missile silos that were marked for
elimination under an arms control treaty.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton fired Surgeon General
Joycelyn Elders after learning that she had told a
conference that masturbation should be discussed in
school as a part of human sexuality.
1996 - UN Sec. General Boutros-Ghali approved a deal
allowing Iraq to resume its exports of oil and
easing the UN trade embargo imposed on Iraq in 1990.
1999 - The U.S. announced that it was expelling a
Russian diplomat that had been caught gathering
information with an eavesdropping device at the U.S.
2002 - United Airlines filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy after losing $4 billion in the previous
two years. It was the sixth largest bankruptcy
Hersh: Obama administration lied about gas attack in Syria
Press TV - Prominent American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh
says US President Barack Obama did not tell the whole story about a
chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus in August.
Hunter may have nuked Iraq as Marine says Duff
Press TV - “Hunter’s service in Iraq and Afghanistan should now be
questioned in light of his recent statements that demonstrate,
minimally, his lack of respect for international law and his position as
an elected official,” wrote Gordon Duff in an article published on
Friday. Related article/video
Iran gives IAEA data on new centrifuges
Press TV - “The AEOI has provided the [International Atomic Energy
Agency] agency with necessary information about the research being
carried out on the country’s peaceful [nuclear] activities on time and
within the framework of the Safeguards Agreement,” AEOI Spokesman
Behrouz Kamalvandi said Saturday.
Al-Qaeda militants seize FSA base
Press TV - Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria have seized a base
belonging to the so-called Free Syrian Army, as infighting grows among
foreign-backed militants in the Arab country.
Icelanders Overthrow Government and Rewrite Constitution After Banking
Fraud-No Word From US Media
Las Vegas Guardian Express - Can you imagine participating in a protest
outside the White House and forcing the entire U.S. government to
resign? Can you imagine a group of randomly chosen private citizens
rewriting the U.S. constitution to include measures banning corporate
fraud? It seems incomprehensible in the U.S., but Icelanders did just
Mandela, the man once branded a 'terrorist' by the US
Yahoo News - In 2008 just before his 90th birthday, the United States
gave Nelson Mandela a special present, striking him from a decades-old
terror watch list and ending what US officials called "a rather
VIDEO: 'Suicide on rise among Canadian troops’
Press TV - The number of suicide cases among Canadian soldiers and
veterans is rising at an alarming rate due to mental disorders,
according to a new report.
Mexico blocks hospital on radiation fear
Press TV - Mexican police have blocked access to a hospital in the
central state of Hidalgo where six people have been admitted for
Anti-fracking clashes in Romania as activists break into Chevron site
RT - Hundreds of protesters have broken into a Chevron site after the US
oil giant resumed its search for shale gas in northeast Romania. RT’s
Lucy Kafanov reports from the scene, where clashes ensued as riot police
started streaming in.
Record radiation level in underground water well near ocean at Fukushima
ENENews - Tepco: “Rise in radiation readings is an obvious concern” —
1.4 billion Bq/m³ of strontium/beta emitters.
South Korea Unveils It’s Own Air Defense Zone, Overlapping China’s And
Zero Hedge - As fear and nationalism rise in Japan (and Abe’s grip on
the people founders amid falling approval ratings and underperforming
economic indicators such as GDP tonight), so another party has joined
the debacle in the East China Sea. As NHK World reports, South Korea has
officially announced that it will expand its air defense identification
zone, making it partially overlap those of Japan and China.
Bangkok, Thailand: Mass Mobilization Against Wall Street-Backed Regime
Activist Post - For the second time
during recent anti-regime protests, a mass mobilization is planned
to begin this Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:39am at Democracy Monument.
Universities across Bangkok are setting times and locations for
Police In Thailand Lay Down Vests and Barricades In Solidarity With
Political Blind Spot - In a stunning turn of events today in Thailand,
riot police yielded to the peaceful protesters they were ordered to
harass and block. They police removed barricades and their helmets as a
sign of solidarity.
UK: NHS Is ‘Rationing Knee Hip And Eye Operations’, Report Suggests
The Telegraph - Surgery for knees, hips and eyes is under pressure
across the [National Health Service] NHS, with evidence of rationing to
save money, a report suggests. Data from health analysis firm Dr Foster
highlighted the effects of recent austerity, with some operations at
their lowest level for several years.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Republicans tout campaign to blunt Obama's executive powers
Press TV - House Republicans say they’re proud of their 2013
campaign to stymie President Obama’s regulatory agenda, even as
Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years.
'Top Gun' Christine Fox Named Deputy DoD Secretary
Military.com - Christine Fox, who inspired the Kelly McGillis
role in the movie "Top Gun," has been called back to the
Pentagon to serve as a temporary replacement for outgoing Deputy
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Nothing is beyond our reach’: Evil octopus strangling the world
becomes latest US intelligence seal
RT - Billions of dollars annually are being used to fund
operations conducted by the United States intelligence
community, the likes of which allow the government to eavesdrop
on emails, listen to world leaders’ phone calls and about
Obama and Bush families will head to South Africa for Mandela
whatreallyhappened.com - US President Barack Obama and his wife
Michelle will travel to South Africa next week to pay their
respects to the late Nelson Mandela together with former first
couple George W. and Laura Bush.
Senate To Vote On Gun Ban Expansion On Monday
Liberty Crier - The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote on an
anti-gun bill on Monday (12/9/13). It’s a renewal of a 1988 law
banning so-called “undetectable” firearms. Sadly, House
Republican leadership rammed this bill through a virtually empty
room earlier this week and sent it to Harry Reid’s Senate.
New York City confiscating rifles and shotguns
Daily Caller - The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is
sending out letters telling gun owners to turn over their rifles
and shotguns — or else face the consequences.
Check Out Mayor Bloomberg’s New Sandy Hook Gun Control
Activist Post - This new piece of fearmongering propaganda
titled “No More Silence” is hitting cable TV just ahead of the
one-year anniversary of the Newtown shooting.
Army Officer Wants You Disarmed: “We Will Pry Your Gun from Your
Cold, Dead Fingers”
Mac Slavo - The following opinion piece, penned by Lt. Col.
Robert Bateman, shows in stark detail exactly what we’re dealing
with and argues in no uncertain terms that the American public
must be disarmed in order for the United States to survive. The
ideas proposed by Lt. Col. Bateman in It’s Time to Talk About
Guns and the Supreme Court are nothing short of shocking.
Men Thought To Be Impersonating Cops Robbing People, Turned Out
To Just Be Cops Robbing People
DETROIT (WJBK) – A Good Samaritan snapped photos of what
appeared to be two men impersonating police officers involved in
a pistol-whipping and robbery outside a Citgo gas station on
Detroit’s east side on July 21. Once Fox 2 aired those photos,
an even more disturbing picture developed.
Government Criminalizes Church Groups Feeding Homeless
Storyleak - In what amounts to one of the most blatant displays
of how truly corrupt the entire hierarchy of the establishment
has become, church groups feeding the homeless are now being
targeted by law enforcement and local government around the
Your Brother’s Keeper
libertariancarguy.com - In Connecticut, prosecutors are
beta-testing a new legal doctrine: That a person can be held
criminally responsible for the actions of other people....
Instead of Big Brother watching you, everyone will be watching
you. If you go out drinking with your buddies, your buddies will
be eying you all night long (and you, they) for signs of
potential (as well as actual) law-breaking.
Rand Paul: I'll Take Privacy Fight to Supreme Court
News Max - "I would like to apply the Fourth Amendment to
third-party records," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday" "I don’t
think you give up your privacy when someone holds your records,
so when I have a contract with a phone company, I think those
are still my records, and you can look at them if you’re from
the government if you ask a judge."... Paul also said he is
"seriously thinking about" running for president in 2016.
37 Reasons Why “The Economic Recovery Of 2013″ Is A Giant Lie
Economic Collapse - "If you repeat a lie often enough, people
will believe it." Sadly, that appears to be the approach that
the Obama administration and the mainstream media are taking
with the U.S.
China October Gold Imports Surge To Second Highest Ever
Zero Hedge - China has imported a whopping 2380 tons of gold in
the past 26 months. Throughout this period the PBOC has never
updated its new official holdings number. However, one thing is
clear: the more the price of (paper?) gold drops, the more the
Chinese purchases of physical gold become.
IRS using Google Maps to spy on taxpayers
Daily Caller - Agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
are using Google Maps as part of their tool kit to audit
taxpayers and organizations, The Daily Caller has learned. A
redacted IRS letter dated Sept. 8, 2011 reveals that at least in
one case the IRS’s examiners used photos of a property, obtained
through Google Maps, as evidence to revoke the 501(c)(4) status
of a homeowner’s association.
70% Of California's Doctors Expected To Boycott Obamacare
Zero Hedge - “We need some recognition that we’re doing a
service to the community. But we can’t do it for free. And we
can’t do it at a loss. No other business would do that,”
exclaims the president of the California Medical Association, as
The Washington Examiner reports, independent insurance brokers
estimate 70% of California's 104,000 licensed doctors are
boycotting the exchange.
75% of Hospice and Home Care Unviable by 2017 Due to
'Obamacare,' Researcher Says
Tyler O'Neil - Hospice and home care - often used by seniors and
those recovering at home - may be subject to the hardest hits
from the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." The
National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) estimated
that by 2017, nearly three-quarters of these specialized care
centers will be operating at a loss.
Illegal application of pesticides in Indiana leads to widespread
contamination of restaurants, nursing homes
(NaturalNews) It is known generically as Fipronil, and federal
law explicitly prohibits it from being applied indoors. But many
pest control companies have reportedly been using this
broad-spectrum pesticide in blatant violation of the law,
applying it to indoor surfaces to eradicate persistent pests
like ants that keep coming back even after normal outdoor
Aloe Vera Compound Found to Improve Alzheimer’s Disease
Green Med Info - Scientists from the University of Miami’s
School of Medicine determined that a constituent of Aloe vera
reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms and significantly increases
cognition scores among Alzheimer's disease patients.
Olive leaf extract prevents colds and flus
(NaturalNews) The use of olive oil and olive leaves has been
renowned for nutrition and health benefits for thousands of
years. Olive leaf extract was traditionally used throughout the
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions to treat wounds and
Antioxidant Astaxanthin Found to Fight and Protect Against
Natural Society - A powerful antioxidant that comes from a diet
rich in a specific algae,
astaxanthin has been found to help treat and protect against
Yet Another Reason To Avoid McDonald's - Your Chicken Order May
Have An Unexpected Surprise
Prevent Disease - Many McDonald's franchises sell Mighty Wings
as part of their Chicken & Fish menu. One afternoon, Katherine
Ortega brought home an order of the McDonald's wings. As she
passed them around her dinner table, she realized that one of
the wings wasn't a wing!
IV injection of aqueous curcumin inhibits colon cancer growth
and kills cancer cells, research reveals
(NaturalNews) Before you become dismayed wondering how the heck
you can take advantage of this specially prepared solution
injected intravenously (IV) in the land of the medically unfree,
continue on for the good news later in this article after the
study is explained.
Three popular spices that lower blood sugar levels
(NaturalNews) Spices that are proven to lower blood sugar levels
should hold particular value to us, since diabetes affects
approximately 24 million people in the United States alone. The
three spices listed below fall into this category, so diabetic
and pre-diabetic individuals should definitely consider
incorporating more of them into their diets.
Mediterranean style lemonade, whole grain spiced rye, guacamole
dip: The ultimate anti-breast cancer meal?
(NaturalNews) D-limonene is a monoterpene derived from
cholesterol in certain plants (up to 95% of orange peel oil and
75% of lemon peel oil). Studies have shown its ability to treat
cancers of the breast, colon, liver, pancreas, neuroblastoma,
glioma, lung, prostate, gastric, skin, lymph and leukemia.
Limonene is also a solvent and has been used clinically to break
up gallstones, which contain cholesterol.
DARPA’s mirror-killing membrane could change astronomy, allow
total global surveillance
Extreme Tech - When it launches in 2018, the James Webb Space
Telescope will let us see deeper into the universe than ever
Ex-Official Says FBI Can Secretly Activate an Individual’s
Webcam Without the Indicator Light Turning On
The Blaze - According to the Washington Post’s account of what
Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s
Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has
been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without
triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for
several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism
cases or the most serious criminal investigations.”
Sony patenting 'smart wig' that can receive phone calls and even
'ring' your skull
(NaturalNews) Sony has filed a claim with the U.S. Patent Office
for a "SmartWig," a toupee or wig that contains sensitive
electronics and can sync up with a smartphone or other
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Americans - Why Do You Keep Refrigerating Your Eggs?
Dr. Mercola - If you’re an American, you probably store eggs in
the refrigerator – and wouldn’t think of doing it any other way.
Yet, the US is one of the only countries where chicken eggs are
kept refrigerated. In much of Europe, for instance, eggs are
often stored right on the counter, at room temperature. But
then, US eggs would be illegal in Europe due to an egg-washing
process that may actually make them more susceptible to
contamination with bacteria like Salmonella.
Seed diversity has collapsed more than 12-fold since early 1900s
(NaturalNews) [...] a survey conducted by the U.S. National Seed
Storage Laboratory back in 1983 found that the diversity of our
food supply has been progressively shrinking since 1903 when a
previous seed stock inventory was taken, with fewer than
one-twelfth the number of unique crop varieties available today
compared to 100 years ago.
It's about time! Food banks start small gardens to grow fresh
produce for needy
(NaturalNews) Food banks or food pantries are non-profit
charitable organizations that find ways to collect, store and
distribute free food to the truly needy.
Why oil of oregano is a must-have for any survivalist, 'prepper'
(NaturalNews) Most people, if asked what they would stock their
own "bug-out" bags with, would probably include basic medicines
like painkillers and even antibiotics. But oil of oregano, which
can be stored long-term without issue, has a leg up on
traditional antibiotics, as it hits microbes where it really
matters, blocking their ability to breathe.
- December 6, 2013 - Today In History:
1790 - The U.S. Congress moved from New York to
1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the
1876 - The city of Anaheim was incorporated for a
1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the first
gramophone, with a recording of himself reciting
Mary Had a Little Lamb.
1883 - "Ladies' Home Journal" was published for the
1884 - The construction of the Washington Monument
was completed by Army engineers. The project took 34
1889 - Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans. He was
the first and only president of the Confederate
States of America.
1923 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge became the
first president to give a presidential address that
was broadcast on radio.
1947 - Everglades National Park in Florida was
dedicated by U.S. President Truman.
1957 - AFL-CIO members voted to expel the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The
Teamsters were readmitted in 1987.
1957 - America's first attempt at putting a
satellite into orbit failed when the satellite blew
up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL.
1973 - Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the
vice-president of the United States after
vice-president Spiro Agnew resigned.
1985 - Congressional negotiators reached an
agreement on a deficit-cutting proposal that later
became the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law.
1989 - The worst mass shooting in Canadian history
occurred when a man gunned down 14 women at the
University of Montreal's school of engineering. The
man then killed himself.
1990 - Iraq announced that it would release all its
2,000 foreign hostages.
1994 - Orange County, CA, filed for bankruptcy
protection due to investment losses of about $2
billion. The county is one of the richest in the
U.S. and became to largest municipality to file for
1998 - In Venezuela, former Lt. Colonel Hugo Chavez
was elected president. He had staged a bloody coup
attempt against the government six years earlier.
1998 - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour
connected the first two building blocks of the
international space station in the shuttle cargo
2002 - Officials released the detailed plans for a
$4.7 million memorial commemorating Princess Diana.
The large oval fountain was planned to be
constructed in London's Hyde Park.
Libyan Leaders Give McCain Award, Vote in Sharia Law
Liberty Crier - Senator John McCain is in Libya, where he was “honored”
to receive an award from the Libyan military Chief of Staff. McCain was,
of course, a prime cheerleader for the 2011 US attack on Libya which has
resulted in the ascent to power of various al-Qaeda linked groups who
along with murderous militias further terrorize the decimated country.
VIDEO: Washington does not accept China air defense zone, White House
Press TV - The United States has reaffirmed that it does not recognize
China’s new Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea,
saying the move is “provocative.”
Our Warships Rival U.S. Navy, Brags Chinese PLA
Paul Joseph Watson - Amidst tensions with the United States over the
disputed Senkaku Islands, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is
bragging that its aircraft carrier combat task force, led by the
inaugural Liaoning warship, is now close to rivaling the U.S. Navy.
France to ‘immediately’ deploy in CAR
Press TV - President Francois Hollande says French troops will be
deployed immediately to the Central African Republic (CAR) after
violence killed more than 120 people in the troubled nation's capital
UN sanctions 'immediate' military intervention in Central African
RT - The United Nations Security Council has given the green light to
French and African troops deployed to the restive Central African
Republic to use force to protect civilians, with the French president
announcing "immediate" action late Thursday.
The Legacy of Nelson Mandela: A Dissenting Opinion
Global Research - Offering a dissenting opinion at this moment of a
general outpouring of grief at Nelson Mandela’s death is not likely to
court popularity. It is also likely to be misunderstood.
Russia launches criminal probe into online trafficking of adopted kids
RT - Russia has launched a criminal investigation into the illegal
trafficking of children adopted by US citizens, the Investigative
Committee has revealed. The Investigative Committee spokesperson
Vladimir Markin said the case was started due to a journalistic
investigation by Reuters and NBC initiated in September.
VIDEO: Italian farmers protest food imports
Press TV - During nationwide protest events on Wednesday and Thursday,
farmers also set up a picket at a border point in the Alps, inspecting
incoming trucks carrying a variety of foodstuffs such as Lithuanian meat
products, German mozzarella and Austrian wheat, which they say are
eventually sold as Italian goods.
Economic Hitman John Perkins Outraged After Ecuador Government Shuts
Down Pachamama Alliance
Waking Times - Respected author, public speaker and spokesperson for
indigenous rights John Perkins expressed outrage today that the
government of Ecuador has violently closed down the rainforest
protection activist group, Pachama Alliance, which Perkins helped to
create in 1995. Strongly condemning the government’s actions as illegal
Argentinian Monsanto protester threatened, then physically beaten, by
(NaturalNews) GM Watch reports that Sofia Gatica, who has successfully
spearheaded campaigns to block plantings of genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) in her home country of Argentina, was targeted by two
men on motorbikes who very likely would have killed her if it were not
for the intervention of her neighbors. Reports indicate that the men
approached Gatica near her work, just 72 hours after she received a
terrifying death threat.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
A President Who Should ‘Live In Infamy’
antiwar.com - Written by Justin Raimondo - Pearl Harbor: FDR
knew - Washington lies: how many times must Americans rediscover
this home truth?
YouTube: Police body cameras in full effect
RT - In Laurel, Md. the police department has fully implemented
the use of what's been coined the "lipstick camera," a miniature
camera that's tacked onto the glasses of police officers....
Liberals Ignore Property Rights In Open Carry Debate
Kurt Nimmo - AOL Huffpo is once again trying to make an argument
against the Second Amendment by dramatizing the stupidity of
firearms owners who have neglected the safe handling of guns.
According to Ben Hallman, the next front in the war over the
cornerstone of the Constitution will be at the local mall.
Your Future Ammo Might Be Made Of Plastic
Liberty Crier - Gun blog GH&G wrote about company named PCP
Ammunition from Reston, Virginia. PCP has developed match grade
ammunition using polymer cases.... PCP’s literature states that
the company has “created a revolutionary loading and inspection
system that far surpasses anything available in the world”.
Child Suspended From School For Miming Shooting An Arrow
Steve Watson - A 10-year-old has been suspended from school and
threatened with expulsion for firing a make-believe arrow at a
classmate, prompting a rights group to step in and demand the
incident be stricken from the record.
Obamacare Reg Treats Congress That Spent $3.5 Trillion as a
CNS News - An Obamacare regulation issued by the Office of
Personnel Management in October treats the U.S. Congress—which
employs more than 11,000 staffers and which spent $4,329,000,000
on its own operations and $3,454,253,000,000 to fund the full
government in fiscal 2013--as a “small business.”
Obamacare Website Sending Faulty Medicare Enrollment Data To
weaselzippers.us - States are warning that they may not process
Medicaid enrollments from people who have signed up for the
health program through the troubled HealthCare.gov site, raising
the prospect that several hundred thousand low-income people who
thought they had obtained insurance actually may not have it.
In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle
Boston Globe - President Obama acknowledged Thursday that he
lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s
while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a
statement more than two years ago that the White House had no
record of the two ever meeting. Their relationship came into
question Tuesday at the deportation hearing of the president’s
uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court.
Half-baked: Gov’t Restricts Homemade Cookie Sales
Liberty Crier - Can the government arbitrarily restrict where
home-baking entrepreneurs can sell their treats or how much they
can sell? According to a new lawsuit from the Institute for
Justice and two Minnesota home bakers and filed in Minnesota
Second Judicial District, the answer is no.
Congressman Fears Obama Could Suspend Election Laws
Paul Joseph Watson - Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) fears that the
Obama administration’s refusal to enforce immigration laws could
lead to Obama himself failing to enforce election laws, a
concern voiced amidst calls by some for Obama to run for a third
term in office.
Stunning Chart: Today’s Stock Market is Eerily Reminiscent of
Mac Slavo - Ken Jorgustin of Modern Survival Blog writes: Is
there a major financial crash in our near future? You must check
out this stunning analogy between the current day Dow Jones
Industrial Index compared with the time period 1928-1929 leading
up to the memorable stock market crash… The pattern of stock
price movements looks VERY close to the lead-up to the 1929 top.
Big Banks Are Being Hit With Cyberattacks “Every Minute Of Every
Economic Collapse - According to Symantec, there was a 42
percent increase in cyberattacks against U.S. businesses last
year. And according to a recent report in the Telegraph, big
banks are being hit with cyberattacks "every minute of every
day". These attacks are becoming more powerful and more
sophisticated with each passing year.
VIDEO: Democrat Tax Per Mile Scheme Surfaces - Again in Congress
Kurt Nimmo - Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, is
investigating a wealth confiscation system that “looks to the
future and helps provide a more stable funding base for the next
one hundred years.”
A Major Wall Street Bank Just Initiated Coverage On Bitcoin And
Identified A Fair Value
Business Insider - The game just changed. Bitcoin, the bizarre
electronic currency that seemingly came out of nowhere and has
been taking over financial market headlines, is now being
covered by one of the biggest firms on Wall Street.
California for the first time fines oil company for dumping
RT - A southern California oil company has been fined $60,000
after being caught on camera illegally dumping a toxic discharge
produced by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear
NY Times - On the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a
holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the
millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the
mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day.... This
year, for or the first time in memory, the monarch butterflies
didn’t come, at least not on the Day of the Dead.
7 Ways to Drain BPA From the Body
Activist Post - Why should someone care about
endocrine-disruptors? The effort to walk away from damaging
chemicals becomes easier when one sees what happens when
disrupted hormones lead to major life-altering consequences.
Shocking 47 Ingredients in McRib
Care2 Healthy Living - After checking the composition of the
McRib as listed on McDonald’s own website, some of the different
ingredients sound like something that might be more suitable for
insulating houses than for food.
Eating a Healthy Diet Costs $1.50 More Per Day
Natural Blaze - The healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per
day than the least healthy diets, according to new research from
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The finding is based on
the most comprehensive examination to date comparing prices of
healthy foods and diet patterns vs. less healthy ones.
Idaho knew Chobani yogurt was tainted before recall
NBC News - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report says the
Idaho State Department of Agriculture detected abnormalities in
yogurt at a Chobani facility two months before the company
issued a recall, but state officials say that's not true.
New Study Reveals 1 More Big Reason to Avoid Sugary Drinks
Natural Blaze - The National Cancer Institute just released the
results of a study that involved over 20,000 postmenopausal
women. All of the women were followed for a 24-year period from
1986 to 2010. The NCI researchers found that women who drank the
most sugar-sweetened beverages had a startling 78% higher risk
for developing a certain tumor linked with endometrial cancer.
New study finds alarming increase in breast cancer risk
(NaturalNews) A new Chinese meta-analysis study has found a huge
increase in breast cancer risk for women after having an
abortion and that the risk appears to continue to increase after
each subsequent abortion. In the study, researchers found that
the overall risk of developing breast cancer in women in China
who've had an abortion was 44% higher than women who have not
had an abortion.
Database tracks toxic side effects of pharmaceuticals
Natural Blaze - Sometimes the cure can be worse than the
disease. Pharmaceutical drugs are known for their potential side
effects, and an important aspect of personalized medicine is to
tailor therapies to individuals to reduce the chances of adverse
Antibacterial garlic compounds could help keep food and infant
(NaturalNews) A new report from British Columbia provides new
evidence of garlic's ability to ward off specific pathogens that
can make their way into fortified foods like dry infant formula.
Health Basics: Is there any food in our food?
(NaturalNews) What if you thought your salads were giving you
lots of nutrients, and your fruit was rewarding your body with
vitamins, and you drank lots of water all the time? Wouldn't you
assume that you are fairly healthy?
Chick-fil-A announces major changes in 2014, eliminating HFCS,
artificial dyes and butane derivative
(NaturalNews) The growing fast food company Chick-fil-A,
boasting over 1,700 stores in 39 states, has announced major
changes coming in 2014. Moving in the right direction, Chick-fil-A
is preparing to change some of the ingredients used in their
Eight reasons why depression is so common today
(NaturalNews) The World Health Organization reports that 121
million people worldwide are clinically depressed. This number
includes one in ten Americans. Alarmingly, depression is
increasing at a rate of 20% annually.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Build Your Own Portable Greenhouse!
Care2.com - Meet the portable greenhouse, introduced by the
creative folks at Mother Earth News. The design is effectively
that of a giant bird cage covered in greenhouse plastic, made to
be lightweight and easy to move.
Internet’s new biggest threat? How web traffic can be secretly
RT - Internet experts say huge chunks of sensitive web traffic
have been routinely hijacked by hackers and diverted to foreign
computers, compromising the data of victims in at least 150
Literal Android: Google develops robots to replace people in
RT - Now that the mystery surrounding the elusive Google barges
in the San Francisco Bay reported last month has been brought to
light, the Silicon Valley giant is announcing another new
'R2-D2' night watchman robot unveiled for patrolling schools,
neighborhoods and more
(NaturalNews) A California company, Knightscope, has developed a
small robot that it plans to market as a security device. As
reported by The New York Times: The night watchman of the future
is five feet tall, weighs 300 pounds and looks a lot like R2D2 -
without the whimsy. And will work for $6.25 an hour.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs
earthclinic.com - An application of
apple cider vinegar (ACV) can help your poor pooch. A bit of
apple cider vinegar in your pet's food is a great way to
maintain the acid/alkaline balance of your dog's body; and it
also helps with digestive health, allergies (watery eyes, runny
nose, wet coughs), and even parasites such as fleas, ringworm,
ticks, fungus, and bacteria.
FDA Pants on Fire?
Susan Thixton - Some very startling information regarding the
FDA statement on Chinese imported jerky treats has reared its
ugly head. Did the FDA make a HUGE error when they reported to
the world about their 7 year jerky treat investigation…or did
they lie to millions of concerned pet food/pet treat consumers?
YouTube: Survival Hack- Where to Find Fresh Clean Drinking Water
in an Emergency
This is a tip that everyone should know. Water may quickly
become scarce in a disaster or an emergency. This quick tip will
show you how to easily access a common source of fresh clean
How to Make a 45 Day Emergency Candle Out of Crisco
snapguide.com - Learn to make an everlasting candle, which will
last considerably longer than a ... than a normal candle, so
that you will never be in the dark during a survival situation.
The flame is somewhat smaller than with traditional candles, but
it can endure for up to 45 days. ...
- December 5, 2013 - Today In History:
1776 - In Williamsburg, VA, at the College of
William and Mary the first scholastic fraternity in
America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized.
1797 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris to
command forces for the invasion of England.
1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte left his army as they were
retreating from Russia.
1848 - U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush
of '49 by confirming the fact that gold had been
discovered in California.
1913 - Britain outlawed the sending of arms to
1932 - German physicist Albert Einstein was granted
a visa making it possible for him to travel to the
1933 - Prohibition came to an end when Utah became
the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the
1936 - The Soviet Union adopted a new Constitution
under a Supreme Council.
1944 - During World War II, Allied troops took
1945 - The so-called "Lost Squadron" disappeared.
The five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy
flyers began a training mission at the Ft.
Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They were never heard
1955 - The American Federation of Labor and the
Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form
1956 - British and French forces began a withdrawal
from Egypt during the Suez War.
1983 - In west Beirut, Lebanon, more than a dozen
people were killed when a car bomb shattered a
nine-story apartment building.
1984 - Iran's official news agency quoted the
hijackers of a Kuwaiti jetliner parked at Tehran
airport as saying they would blow up the plane
unless Kuwait released 14 imprisoned extremists.
1988 - Jim Bakker and former aide Richard Dortch
were indicted by a federal grand jury in North
Carolina on fraud and conspiracy charges.
1998 - James P. Hoffa became the head of the
Teamsters union, 23 years after his father was the
head. His father disappeared and was presumed dead.
2001 - In Germany, Afghan leaders signed a pact to
create a temporary administration for post-Taliban
Afghanistan. Two women were included in the cabinet
structure. Hamid Karzai and his Cabinet were planned
to take over power in Afghanistan on December 22.
2008 - The iTunes Music Store reached 300 million
Chinese State Media Brags of Plan to Establish “Death Star” Moon Base
Paul Joseph Watson - A report appearing in the pro-regime China Times
brags that China’s launch of the Long March-3B rocket earlier this week
is part of a long term plan to turn the moon into a Star Wars-style
“death star” from which the PLA could launch missiles against any target
Anti-Drone Blockade in Pakistan Forces Halt to US Military Shipments
commondreams.org - Ongoing protests against U.S. drone strikes in
Pakistan are fueling a non-violent blockade along its border that have
now forced a halt to NATO military supply convoys heading to neighboring
Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
EU imposes record 1.7bn euro fines on major intl banks over rate-rigging
RT - The European Commission has slapped record fines of 1.7 billion
euros on eight major banks for manipulating lending rates that play a
key role in the global economy. The penalties will add to already
escalating costs for leading global lenders.
UN starts drone surveillance in DR Congo
BBC - The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has started to
deploy unarmed surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity near the
forested borders with Rwanda and Uganda. This is the first time any UN
mission has deployed drones.
Judge's remarkable message to baby girl of woman who was forced to have
Daily Mail - A judge has written a heart-breaking message to the baby
born by forced caesarean after ruling that the little girl be put up for
adoption against her mother's wishes. Judge Roderick Newton said he
wanted the baby, who is now 15 months old, to know when she is older
that her mother - who suffers from a mental illness - had not chosen to
Radioactive material container from hijacked truck found empty in Mexico
RT - Mexican police located a stolen truck which contained dangerous
radioactive material the UN warned could be used to construct a “dirty
bomb.” The safety container holding that cargo was found empty, with the
material abandoned nearby.
Blast targets convoy of US-led troops in Kandahar
Press TV - Dozens of people including four US-led soldiers have been
wounded in a bomb attack that targeted a convoy of foreign troops in
Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar. Related:
3 NATO forces injured in Kandahar
20 killed, dozens wounded after suicide bombing at Yemen defense
RT - At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded after a suicide
car bomb attack rocked Yemen’s Defense Ministry in the capital Sanaa.
Militants wearing military uniforms engaged security forces within the
compound following the bombing.... There was no immediate claim of
responsibility for the attack, although it was operationally similar to
previous Al-Qaeda attacks in the region.
NSA leaks: Sweden spied on Russian leaders for US
RT - Swedish signals intelligence agency FRA spied on Russian leaders
and shared the data collected with the US, local media report citing
Edward Snowden leaks. Sweden’s ‘cable access’ made its position ‘unique’
in the eyes of the NSA.
Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn
The Independent - Hunger in Britain has reached the level of a “public
health emergency” and the Government may be covering up the extent to
which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, leading
experts have said.
Chaos, riots, looting as police go on strike in Argentine city (VIDEOS)
RT - At least 130 people were injured and one killed following mass
looting and vandalism by gangs of youths, who took over several parts of
Cordoba City in Argentina. The lawlessness was a result of the police
going on strike over low pay.
They’re Going to Dump the Fukushima Radiation Into the Ocean
Washington’s Blog - As EneNews reports: Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of
IAEA’s mission to Fukushima Daiichi, Dec. 4, 2013: “Controlled discharge
is a regular practice in all the nuclear facilities in the world. And
what we are trying to say here is to consider this as one of the options
to contribute to a good balance of risks and to stabilize the facility
for the long term.”
U.S. News, Politics & Government
NSA collects 5bn cellphone records a day
Press TV - The documents, provided by former NSA contractor
Edward Snowden, show that the collected records are stored in a
vast database containing location information of at least
hundreds of millions of devices, the Washington Post reported on
John Boehner Signs Up for Obamacare
Kurt Nimmo - Wait a minute. Didn’t Boehner lead the Republican
charge against Obamacare? Once he got through the system,
Boehner’s office said he chose an individual plan that was
similar to the Blue Cross Blue Shield one he has now as part of
the federal employees health package. Surprise, surprise. The
“affordable care” boondoggle almost doubled his premium...
Obama Asks Bartenders to Host Obamacare-themed Happy Hours
atr.org - Today at the White House Youth Summit, President Obama
made suggestions on how Americans can tout the supposed benefits
of Obamacare to their communities.
Allen West warns Obama’s ‘backdoor gun control is moving
Washington Times - Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian
gun-owners in America will have to be imported, a result of
President Obama’s crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions
and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency
regulations, said former Florida congressman, Lt. Col. Allen
Video that led to Aaron Swartz’s arrest released
RT - Several minutes of surveillance camera footage used to
identify, then arrest and indict late computer prodigy Aaron
Swartz has surfaced due to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Sandy Hook 911 calls released today
Sherrie questioning All - Some things don't make sense after
listening to them. Link to recordings.
Mom Passionately Pleads Against the National Defense
Authorization Act (NDAA)
Ben Swann - In a typical government meeting, public comments are
near the beginning. At this particular Clark County (Nevada)
Commission meeting, there were two sets of comments: the
beginning and the end of the meeting. Daphne Lee had to wait to
the end of the meeting, which was 8 hours including a 1-hour
Eerie 'Very Chilling' Noise Coming from One World Trade Center
Baffles New Yorkers
Daily Mail - A spooky, high-pitched whining sound coming from
One World Trade Center has been giving New York residents the
creeps. The strange choral sound, which appears to be caused by
the wind, was first reported last year at around the time of
Hurricane Sandy and has been heard several times since.
Georgia School Confiscates Christmas Cards
Fox News - For as long as anyone can remember, teachers at
Brooklet Elementary School have posted Christmas cards in the
hallways outside their classrooms – until Monday.
11-Year-Old Banned From Selling Mistletoe In Oregon Park
Ben Swann - Madison Root, an entrepreneurial 11-year-old from
Oregon, tried to sell some hand-picked mistletoe in downtown
Portland on Saturday. She was raising money to help her dad pay
for her braces.
Mysterious China-themed 'city' proposed in New York’s Catskills
Fox News - U.S. immigration officials are considering a proposal
from Chinese investors to create a multibillion-dollar
development in New York’s Catskills called "China City" --
raising concerns among critics about the potential cost to U.S.
taxpayers and, according to one analyst, the possibility it
could be a "stalking horse" for the Beijing government.
Rand Paul offers 'Freedom Zones' to save bankrupt Detroit
Washington Examiner - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul this week is
traveling to Detroit, the nation's economic disaster zone, to
lay out a sweeping proposal to revive the Motor City while also
extending his recent outreach to blacks by opening a GOP
African-American engagement office.
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Bankruptcy Court Finds Detroit
Liberty Crier - Judge Napolitano discusses the state of Detroit
and the pensions of city employees on FOX.
Obamacare’s Top Five Worst Tax Hikes on Women and Families
atr.org - As part of their newly-launched public relations
offensive, the White House and congressional Democrats are
tromboning the supposed benefits of Obamacare for women and
families. Left unmentioned is the fact that Obamacare contains
20 new or higher taxes on the American people – the top five
worst tax hikes on women and families are listed below:
8 Ridiculous Ways That The Government Wasted Your Money
(Before It's News) - Individuals and business owners around the
country regularly make an effort to reduce spending, pay off
debts, and save. But the federal government continuously fails
to do the same.
10 Ways Bitcoin Is Better Than The Federal Reserve
Activist Post - The Federal Reserve System is a parasite that
feeds off human suffering. It is indeed the dragon that must be
slayed for humanity to experience true freedom. I want to End
the Fed, but I want it to end as peacefully and orderly as
possible. That is why I buy Bitcoin.
(WWP) Wounded Warrior Project Is A Fraud
helpindianavets.com - We have personally investigated Wounded
Warriors and what we have learned is very disturbing. Related
article: Wounded Warrior Project sues Indiana veterans
Tax Return Form 990 for the Wounded Warrior Project Organization
Is this even America? Local bar ordered to remove sign thanking
veterans for their service
(NaturalNews) You may not always agree with our country's
decisions to send troops to certain parts of the world, but
holding the men and women who do the fighting in contempt is not
right, no matter how you feel about U.S. foreign policy. So it's
no surprise that veterans and the owner of a local bar and grill
in Huntington Beach, Calif., are fuming about a city rule that
essentially dishonors the men and women who do our fighting for
'Polar Express' Blast Hits Half the US – Millions Warned to
Prepare for Worst Storm in a Decade, Temps Drop to MINUS 40
Daily Mail - A wintry storm pushing through the western half of
the country is bringing bitterly cold temperatures that prompted
safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened
crops as far south as California.
Louisiana family finds their tap water is flammable
(KSLA) - A Dixie, Louisiana family made a startling discovery
recently when they lit a flame next to the water coming out of
their household faucet and it burst into flames. They don't live
far from a natural gas drilling site, but experts say that may
have nothing to do with it.
Federal Government Assumes Control of Arizona Forests
The New American - State and federal officials in Arizona are
fighting just the latest skirmish in a long-running war over
just how restrictive rules should be over human use of forest
and desert areas. The locals want fewer and uniform
restrictions, while their D.C. counterparts like to play “What
will we cite people for this week?”
Assaulting Cancer: 5 Natural Ways to Boost Natural Killer Cells
Natural Society - Did you know natural foods boost the
production of cancer-killing cells in your body? Here are 5 ways
to increase natural killer cells to fight cancer.
What Big Pharma is Afraid Diabetes Patients Will Find Out
Natural Society - Did you know that up to 90% of diabetes
sufferers can treat the issue themselves through lifestyle
choices? Big pharma does NOT want you to know this.
Top 10 Foods That Naturally Clean Teeth
Natural Blaze - If you have a healthy diet, then your teeth and
gums will be healthy as a result. There are certain foods that
can be thought of as a double-edged sword, in terms of keeping
your body healthy and cleaning your teeth at the same time.
The Anxiety Epidemic: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions
Natural Society - Are you anxious? Millions of people throughout
the world suffer from some form of anxiety. Well, here are some
causes, symptoms, and natural solutions.
Herbal antioxidants improve learning and memory, could decrease
(NaturalNews) Susan Farr, PhD, professor of geriatrics at St.
Louis University School of Medicine, presented her preliminary
findings regarding herbs that can reduce cognitive decline at a
Society for Neuroscience conference, Neuroscience 2013. The
herbs tested were rosemary and spearmint.
Curcumin's healing powers revealed - How this herb protects you
(NaturalNews) Curcumin keeps coming on strong as an actual
disease preventative and curative for many ailments. Sometimes
it works well by itself and sometimes as an adjunct with other
herbs or vitamins. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the
Psychiatric insanity: Over 20% of young boys labeled 'ADHD'
(NaturalNews) According to recently published information from
the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an
astounding 20-plus percent of all 14-year-old boys in the United
States have been diagnosed, at one time or another over the
course of their lives, with attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) - a condition that is, of course, treated with
Orwellian Irradiated ‘Franken-Foods’ Are The New Normal
21st Century Wire - In this age of nuclear power and weapons,
we’re told that the harmless ‘happy atom’ is all around us and
might be dangerous but because we can’t see him this then means,
“Oh, just relax. There’s really nothing to worry about. It’s all
The big "Fat" lie and its impact on health
(NaturalNews) The government's dietary guidelines, issued every
five years, continues to recommend a low-fat, high-carbohydrate
diet, substituting highly inflammatory processed oils, such as
soybean, corn and cottonseed oils, for traditional healthy
saturated fats like coconut oil and butter.
Erase a decade off your face, dodge cancer and conquer
inflammation with these vitamin C-rich foods
(NaturalNews)Exceptional sources of vitamin C include hibiscus
(Hibiscus sabdariffa L.), which is enjoyed as a tart tea, and
rosehips (Rosa canina), which lends a floral flavor to
infusions. And then there are two fruits that contain the
highest levels of vitamin C documented - amla and camu camu.
SkyJack: Hacker-drone that can wirelessly hijack & control other
RT - SkyJack uses WiFi to detect other Parrot drones in its
range. It then injects WiFi packets into the victim drone’s
connection, making it de-authenticate from its remote
controller, usually a smartphone, and authenticate in its place,
taking it under control. The flying hacker is relatively cheap
and quite simple to build.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
City Takes Veteran To Trial For Raising Backyard Chickens
Storyleak - A Northwood, Iowa man charged with violating a city
ordinance that bans raising chickens within city limits is set
to face trial late next week.
4 Ways to Heal and Replenish our Damaged Soil and Food Supply
Natural Society - We have ruined our soil through GMOs,
pesticides, and modern-day farming. Here are 4 ways to heal and
replenish our damaged soil and the food supply.
Organic Gardening - When you see steam rising from your compost
pile on a cold winter's day, you can be sure that your compost
will be ready to use by spring, just in time for getting seeds
and transplants off to a healthy start. Find out how to keep
your compost productive through the cold months of winter.
Foraging in freezing weather uncovers bounty of wild edibles
(NaturalNews) As the temperature drops and snow begins to fall,
many foragers put their baskets away until the first whispers of
morels in spring. On closer inspection there is much for a
forager still to find. Trails are lined with winter edibles
which can be made into delicious meals all winter long.
- December 4, 2013 - Today In History:
1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his
officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
1918 - President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France
to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. He became
the first chief executive to travel to Europe while
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered
the dismantling of the Works Progress
Administration. The program had been created in
order to provide jobs during the Great Depression.
1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland
for the first time during World War II.
1945 - The U.S. Senate approved American
participation in the United Nations.
1965 - The U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt.
Col. Frank Borman and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on
1979 - For the second time, the United Nations
Security Council voted unanimously to urge Iran to
free American hostages that had been taken on
1980 - The bodies of four American nuns slain in El
Salvador two days earlier were unearthed. Five
national guardsmen were later convicted of the
1983 - U.S. jet fighters struck Syrian anti-aircraft
positions in Lebanon in retaliation for attacks
directed at American reconnaissance planes. Navy Lt.
Robert O. Goodman Jr. was shot down and captured by
1984 - A five-day hijack drama began as four men
seized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and
forced it to land in Tehran. Two American passengers
were killed by the hijackers.
1986 - Both U.S. houses of Congress moved to
establish special committees to conduct their own
investigations of the Iran-Contra affair.
1987 - Cuban inmates at a federal prison in Atlanta
freed their 89 hostages, peacefully ending an 11-day
1991 - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson
was released after nearly seven years in captivity
1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered
American troops to lead a mercy mission to Somalia.
White House steps up bid to forestall new Iran sanctions
Breitbart - The White House warned Congress Tuesday that passing new
sanctions -- even with a delayed launch date -- would give Iran an
excuse to undermine an interim nuclear deal.
VIDEO: EU imposes fresh sanctions on Iran shipping
Press TV - The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) says the
European Union has imposed fresh sanctions against the country by
banning Iranian vessels from using its ports and shipping lines despite
the recent nuclear deal in Geneva.
US vows to help Japan defend status quo as China air defence row
The Guardian - The US and Japan will work together to prevent any
attempt by China to change the status quo in the Asia-Pacific region,
the US vice-president, Joe Biden, has said, on a visit to north-east
Putin: Russia needs Arctic presence to guard against U.S. threat
The Star Online - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia had
vital defence and economic interests in the Arctic, citing a potential
U.S. military threat from submarine-based missiles there.... Putin has
ordered a Soviet-era military base reopened in the Arctic as part of a
drive to make the northern coast a global shipping route and secure the
region's vast energy resources.
Bail-Ins And Deposit Confiscation Confirmed At ‘Future of Banking in
Zero Hedge - A major conference on the future of banking yesterday heard
contributions on a European banking union which is being negotiated by
Eurozone finance ministers. One of the aspects of that union will be a
'bail-in' of deposits when banks fail in the future. Michael Noonan,
Ireland’s Minister for Finance confirmed yesterday that bail-ins or
deposit confiscation will be used.
First ever open court hearing held on the CIA ‘black site’ prison in
RT - In the first ever public hearing, Europe’s human rights court
examined Poland’s role in CIA ‘black site’ prisons and torture of
suspects. Poland refuses to share information with the court saying that
it could compromise a domestic investigation.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden spy leaks: only 1% of files published
The Telegraph - Appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Alan
Rusbridger said Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National
Security Agency (NSA) handed 58,000 files to four places - The Guardian,
Washington Post, a location in Rio de Janeiro and a location in Germany.
* Related Article:
Guardian journalists could face criminal charges...
Venezuela: Socialists Can’t Keep the Lights On
Kurt Nimmo - The South American country was pitched into darkness for a
second time this year as a power outage struck the oil-rich country. The
electricity went out in Caracas and much of the rest of Venezuela around
8 p.m. local time.
Japan brainstorms new measures to stop radioactive leak at Fukushima
RT - Japan’s government panel offered new measures to stop radioactive
water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Officials said the plant could completely run out of storage space for
contaminated water within two years.
VIDEO: Saudi criminals fighting in Syria: Al-Ja’afari
Press TV - Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations says many Saudis who
have been either sentenced to death or life in prison are released to
fight against the Syrian government.
EU fines 8 major banks record 1.7bn euro for rigging rates
RT - The European Commission has slapped record fines of 1.7 billion
euro on eight major banks for manipulating lending rates that play a key
role in the global economy. The penalties will add to already escalating
costs for leading global lenders.
Truck with dangerous radioactive materials hijacked in Mexico - IAEA
RT - The truck was reportedly carrying outdated medical equipment used
to perform radiotherapy when it was hijacked at a gas station in
Tepojaco, Hidalgo – near Mexico City – on Monday, the National
Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS) said.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad,
The Guardian - A majority of Americans believe the US plays a
less important and powerful role in the world than it did 10
years ago, according to a long-running study that found that
most people now believe America should “mind its own business
Boeing Wins $76 Million “Doomsday Plane” Contract
Dubbed “Nightwatch” by the military (and unofficially called
“the Doomsday Plane”), the E-4B fleet consists of four modified
Boeing 747 aircraft which are designed to keep the U.S.
president and Secretary of Defense safe, airborne, and in
control of U.S. military forces in the event of a nuclear
Drone Nation Infographic
homeland-security-degree.org - The American love affair with
drones (officially called unmanned aerial vehicles) extends to
both military and law enforcement uses. The U.S. isn’t the only
country that uses drones, but it is the most regular user in the
TSA Expands Searches of Parked Cars at Airports
Paul Joseph Watson - TSA-approved warrantless searches of
vehicles parked outside airports are being expanded, with a
photograph taken at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International
Airport informing Thanksgiving travelers that all vehicles
belonging to AmeriPark customers “will be searched by uniformed
Expert Testifies to Congress that Obama’s ‘Ignoring Laws’ Could
Lead to Overthrow of Government
mediaite.com - During a congressional committee hearing about
the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the
implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for
implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert
testified that the consequences of the president’s behavior were
Expert: Healthcare.gov Security Risks Even Worse After ‘Fix’
Free Beacon - Health and Human Services (HHS) released a
progress report on Sunday following its self-imposed Nov. 30
deadline to repair the website, saying that the “team has
knocked more than 400 bug fixes and software improvements off
the punch list.”... The eight-page report made no mention of the
website’s numerous security flaws, which experts say put
Americans’ personal information at risk.
Health insurers post huge stock price gains in expectation of
financial windfall from Obamacare
(NaturalNews) Among the insurers enjoying record gains: Aetna,
Cigna, UnitedHealth and Gilead. All of these companies have been
trading at near one-year highs. In fact, according to CNBC,
Gilead stocks are up nearly 200 percent since Obamacare was
enacted. Amgen is up more than 90 percent. Biogen has done even
better - gains of more than 300 percent.
Parents Stop Biometric Hand Scanner Program At Public Schools
Kit Daniels - A school district in the state of Washington has
stopped its use of biometric hand scanners at schools which
uniquely identified each student after parents flooded a school
board meeting last night to complain.
In largest-ever U.S. city bankruptcy, cuts coming for Detroit
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday formally declared Detroit
bankrupt, a landmark ruling that clears the way for potentially
sweeping cuts to city worker pensions and retirement benefits
and for steep and possibly precedent-setting losses to the
cash-strapped city's bond holders.
Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.S. Banks
Falls To All-Time Record Low
Economic Collapse - In 1985, there were more than 18,000 banks
in the United States. Today, there are only 6,891 left, and that
number continues to drop every single year. That means that more
than 10,000 U.S. banks have gone out of existence since 1985.
Meanwhile, the too big to fail banks just keep on getting even
Illinois approves retiree benefit cuts
Press TV - Lawmakers from the US state of Illinois on Tuesday
approved a sweeping overhaul of government worker pension
systems by trimming retiree benefits and increasing state
East Coast Hit With RADCON 3 Levels As Radiation Continues To
Rise Across America
(Before It's News) - All across the United States, radiation
levels are rising as shown in this graphic below from the
Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center (NETC). RADCON level 4 watches
have been issued for Pittsburgh, PA, Lincoln, Nebraska, San
Antonio, Texas, Fresno, California and St. George, Utah while
radiation levels spike to RADCON level 3 across much of the
More sea star species dying off
king5.com - A respected sea star expert released a report
showing a deadly disorder has spread to more species. Neil
McDaniel put together a overview of the so-called wasting
syndrome which found it has spread from a relatively confined
population in Howe Sound in British Columbia to up and down the
entire West Coast, from California to Alaska.
Sewage flowing into the Great Lakes has only half of drugs and
(NaturalNews) An International Joint Commission report,
conducted by scientists from both the US and Canada, finds that
the Great Lakes region is being severely over-contaminated with
chemicals and prescription drugs that are bypassing treatment
methods at sewage treatment plants.
Those Vaccinated With The Pertussis Vaccine Are Spreading
Green Med Info - Even mainstream media outlets like the New York
Times are publishing the truth: Those vaccinated against
pertussis are carrying and spreading the bacteria and are
responsible for most of the outbreaks.
Heart Expert: Saturated Fat Causing Heart Disease is a Myth
Natural Society - Published in the British Medical Journal,
Malhotra, who is an interventional cardiology specialist
registrar at Croydon University Hospital in London, says the
issue isn’t as simple as we’ve been led to believe, and that the
saturated fat scare has led to millions being over-medicated
with dangerous statins.
Amish Family Avoiding Forced Chemo Back in U.S. But Hiding
Activist Post - ABC news is still regurgitating the old story
from the Akron Children's Hospital's perspective - that she will
die without the chemo treatment. This Newsy piece tells more...
This is what Chicken McNuggets look like -- Seriously!
Vegsource.com - Someone figured out in the 1960's that meat
processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from
chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100%
clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing
bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure
sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.
Cumin sleep aid tea
STEPin2- This soothing tea contains sleep-friendly ingredients
like cumin seeds and raw honey. Cumin seeds: They are a highly
effective treatment for insomnia.
Anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin prevent development of
liver cirrhosis in lab study
(NaturalNews) Cirrhosis of the liver can develop from several
types of liver damage, disease or inflammation. A group of
Israeli researchers set out to determine the effect that
anti-inflammatory curcumin would have on curbing the development
of cirrhosis in damaged livers.
Dandelion has unsuspected health benefits such as inhibiting
cancer cell growth
(NaturalNews) The dandelion leaves are recognized for their
ability to purify the blood, help with digestion and hamper the
formation of hardened crystals known as gall stones. Ongoing
research is most importantly starting to show that dandelion may
possibly turn out to be an exceptional alternative for
chemoresistant forms of cancer.
Antibiotics found to halt chemotherapy drugs from killing tumors
(NaturalNews) One of the biggest problems with Western
medicine's reliance on drug-based solutions to disease is that
these conventional modalities can interfere with one another,
often creating new problems that require even more drug-based
solutions, and so on.
Trans Fat “Ban” Not What It Appears
Alliance for Natural Health - The timing and intent of the FDA’s
rule is suspect for two reasons. First, it was announced only
after most companies had already eliminated trans fat—it’s
currently only in a handful of foods. Second, the ban will
promote market demand for two new GMO soybeans by Monsanto and
DuPont, which are engineered for trans fat free oils.
Ghee: A clarified butter rich in essential fats and vitamins
(NaturalNews) Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originated
in India and remains popular in South Asian cuisine. It is made
by removing the milk proteins and water from raw, unsalted
butter, resulting in a lactose-free, nutty flavored butterfat
that is packed with nutrients.
Chemicals in Heart Stress Tests Can Actually Trigger Heart
Dr. Mercola - You need to be very careful when considering this
type of heart test, known as a chemical cardiac stress test, as
a new announcement from the US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) warns that the drugs used could actually trigger a heart
attack and death. The FDA’s warning applies to two chemical
stress test drugs called Lexiscan (regadenoson) and Adenoscan
RF Safe-Stop shuts down car engines with radio pulse
BBC - A British company has demonstrated a prototype device
capable of stopping cars and other vehicles using a blast of
electromagnetic waves. The RF Safe-Stop uses radio frequency
pulses to "confuse" a vehicle's electronic systems, cutting its
A Simple "Green" Way to Help Boost Your Cat's Health and
Dr. Becker - Herbs are quite easy to grow, even when you don’t
have much space or a green thumb. And if you’re a cat owner, you
might want to consider cultivating certain herbs to help improve
the health and happiness of your favorite feline.
- December 3, 2013 - Today In History:
1818 - Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of
1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the
1835 - In Rhode Island, the Manufacturer Mutual Fire
Insurance Company issued the first fire insurance
1917 - The Quebec Bridge opened for traffic after
almost 20 years of planning and construction. The
bridge suffered partial collapses in 1907 (August
29) and 1916 (September 11).
1931 - Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time.
1950 - Paul Harvey began his national radio
1967 - In Cape Town, South Africa, a team of
surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed
the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky.
Washkansky only lived 18 days.
1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah Medical
Center removed the respirator of Barney Clark. The
retired dentist had become the world's first
recipient of a permanent artificial heart only one
1983 - 3-foot-high concrete barriers were installed
at two White House entrances.
1984 - In Bhopal, India, more than 2,000 people were
killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a
pesticide plant. The plant was operated by a Union
1992 - The Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at
La Coruna, Spain and spilled 21.5 million gallons of
1993 - Angola's government and its rebel enemies
agreed to a cease-fire in their 18-year war.
1994 - Rebel Serbs in Bosnia failed to keep a pledge
to release hundreds of UN peacekeepers.
1997 - South Korea received $55 billion from the
International Monetary Fund to bailout its economy.
1999 - The World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded
a four-day meeting in Seattle, WA, without setting
an agenda for a new round of trade talks. The
meeting was met with fierce protests by various
1999 - The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) lost radio contact with the
Mars Polar Lander as it entered Mars' atmosphere.
The spacecraft was unmanned.
US deploys newest surveillance aircraft to Japan amid tensions with
RT - As tensions mount over China’s declaration of a new air defense
zone, the United States Navy has deployed next-generation surveillance
aircraft to Japan.
Islamist rebels seize part of ancient Syrian Christian town, take nuns
RT - Islamist fighters have captured the ancient quarter of Maaloula, a
predominantly Christian town and UNESCO heritage site in Syria, and are
holding captive several nuns and their mother superior from the St.
Thecla Convent, SANA reported.
Ukraine Protesters Commandeer Bulldozer to Push Back Cops
Kurt Nimmo - Protesters in Ukraine may be somewhat deluded. It looks
like they want the country to join the bankster cabal’s European Union.
They are also upset over President Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to
embrace Russia’s sphere of influence and what many perceive as a return
to the bad old days of dictatorial rule under the Soviets.
Nearly 1000 Iraqis killed in November
Press TV - According to figures released by the country’s ministries of
health and defense earlier this week, the death toll included 852
civilians, 53 police officers and 43 soldiers. Another 1,349 people were
also injured in the attack.
VIDEO: Australia faces new intelligence leak
Press TV - A report says Australia’s intelligence agency offered to
share ‘medical, legal or religious’ information about ordinary
Australian citizens with major intelligence partners.
Travelers May Be Able To Turn Leftover Change Into Bitcoins
yahoo.com - In yet another sign of the Bitcoin’s potential impact on the
travel industry, a vending machine kiosk in Turkey may soon allow
travelers to exchange their leftover foreign change into Bitcoins.
Transgene Escape: GMOs Spreading Uncontrollably Around the World
Natural Society - Testbiotech, a nonprofit organization started with
independent (‘non-biased’) biotech research in mind, recently released a
report on the spread of genetically altered plants. The organization
says GMOs are spreading throughout the world without any controls in
place to stop them. They have escaped their intended areas and are
moving into the environment and even infringing on wild plant
US calls on China to rescind air defence zone to avoid Japan
The Guardian - The US called on China to scrap its newly declared air
defence identification zone on Monday, warning that Beijing risked a
potentially dangerous confrontation with Japan and its allies at the
start of a trip to the region by vice-president Joe Biden.
'Saudis, Israelis developing new ‘super Stuxnet’ against Iran nuclear
RT - Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Mossad intelligence division are
co-conspiring to produce a computer worm “more destructive” than the
Stuxnet malware to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, according to a
report from the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.
New Russian Submarines Are So Silent That The U.S. Navy Calls Them
thetruthwins.com - Did you know that Russia is building submarines that
are so quiet that the U.S. military cannot detect them? These “black
hole” submarines can freely approach the coastlines of the United States
without fear of being detected whenever they want.
Rare Iceland armed police operation leaves man dead
BBC - Icelandic police have shot dead a man who was firing a shotgun in
his apartment in the early hours of Monday. It is the first time someone
has been killed in an armed police operation in Iceland, officials say.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Directive Provides Government With Intelligence After
Declaration of Martial Law
Kurt Nimmo - Even in the unlikely event there is a nuclear war
or some other catastrophic event, a directive issued by the
director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence,
James Clapper, will make sure the NSA still listens in on your
calls, that is if there are any phones or cell towers left
Over 700,000 people on US watch list: and once you get on,
there’s no way off
RT - The names of nearly three-quarters of a million individuals
have been secretly added to watch lists administered by the
United States government, but federal officials are adamant
about keeping information about these rosters under wraps.
NSA employees received talking points for Thanksgiving dinner
RT - If a politically-charged dinnertime debate sidelined your
Thanksgiving, don’t blame the National Security Agency. New
documents have surfaced suggesting the NSA sent their employees
home for the holidays with pre-determined talking points.
The Fix Is In: Obamacare Website STILL Doesn’t Work
Steve Watson - It’s December, so that must mean the Obamacare
website is now working right? After all, December 1st was the
deadline date set during the congressional hearings for when the
site would be running smoothly. Well, turns out that was ANOTHER
lie, because the website is still not functioning and will not
be doing so for some time.
California cops go on trial for beating mentally ill homeless
man to death
RT - On July 5, 2011, 37-year-old Kelly Thomas was hospitalized
after a run-in with police that saw him tasered multiple times,
beaten with batons and the blunt side of a taser, while yelling
for his father for help. Former Fullerton Officer Manuel Ramos,
39, has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary
manslaughter. Meanwhile, former Cpl. Jay Cicinelli, 41, is
charged with involuntary manslaughter and the use of excessive
force. Both are pleading not guilty.
VIDEO: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker
CNBC News - It could take a year to secure the risk of "high
exposures" of personal information on the federal Obamacare
online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
Single-Payer Healthcare for Vermont on Track for 2017
Truthout - Amidst the difficulties of rolling out the private
insurance company model of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA),
it has almost gone unnoticed by the national corporate media
that one state is going ahead with plans for a single-payer
non-profit system to be implemented by 2017.
Cancer Patient and ObamaCare Critic Says He's Being Audited by
CNS News - Elliot, who has Stage 4 cancer, informed viewers he
wasn’t going to pay the $1,500 a month for the new plan being
offered, preferring not to burden his family and to “let nature
take it’s course.” After his story attracted media attention,
Elliot says his insurance company decided to let him keep his
Kids Arrested Waiting for School Bus
Adan Salazar - The Edison Tech high school students were on
their way to a basketball scrimmage as part of a group of about
a dozen teens who had been instructed by their coach to wait for
the bus in downtown Rochester. A Rochester police officer
arrived when he saw the group of teens gathered on the sidewalk,
and ordered them to disperse. Students attempted in vain to
explain they were headed to a basketball game.
Judge Andrew Napolitano 2016 Draft Gains Momentum
Sunshine State News - Over the weekend, Larry Hunter from
the"'Draft Andrew Napolitano For President" committee insisted
the effort he helps lead was making progress. “We are focused on
convincing the judge the support is there to make a run,” Hunter
emailed supporters. “And the numbers are making the case.
YouTube: Gerald Celente - Lew Rockwell Show - December 2, 2013
Gerald Celente - Bond Market Explosion and Intellectual
Revolution for Liberty.
Tally of U.S. Banks Sinks to Record Low
WSJ - The number of banking institutions in the U.S. has
dwindled to its lowest level since at least the Great
Depression, as a sluggish economy, stubbornly low interest rates
and heightened regulation take their toll on the sector.
Wow – The Holiday Shopping Season Is Off To A Horrible Start
Economic Collapse - According to the National Retail Federation,
Americans spent an average of 4 percent less over the four day
Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year. Overall, that
means that approximately $1.7 billion less was spent at U.S.
retailers compared to last year.
Gold Drops Below Cash Cost, Approaches Marginal Production Costs
Zero Hedge - As we showed back in April, the marginal cost of
production of gold (90% percentile) in 2013 was estimated at
between $1250 and $1300 including capex. Which means that as of
a few days ago, gold is now trading well below not only the cash
cost, but is rapidly approaching the marginal cash cost of
Chart Of The Day: The Fed Now Owns One Third Of The Entire US
Zero Hedge - The most important chart that nobody at the Fed
seems to pay any attention to, and certainly none of the
economists who urge the Fed to accelerate its monetization of
Treasury paper, is shown below...
Breaking: False HIV diagnosis extremely common in military
(NaturalNews) It's a sad day in America, the most diverse
experiment in democracy ever attempted, when individuals are
persecuted, and their lives ruined, for politically motivated
Miley: VA Medical Center's healing pet cat
SF Gate - Traumatic events arise every day at the VA, but none
this year has been as traumatic as the day Miley got a toothache
and had to be rushed away for treatment.
Surprising Natural Herb Tackles Virulent Cancer Tumors
Natural Society - Bindweed extract has been shown to be helpful
for numerous cancers, including prostate cancer, lung cancer,
liver cancers, and more. It is so helpful, in fact, that it
completely destroyed ‘virulent’ cancer tumors in laboratory
How to Protect Yourself If You Get a Vaccine
blogs.naturalnews.com - There’s a large body of evidence that
vaccines are responsible for a number of serious health risks,
including long-term weakened immunity, organ damage,
infertility, and neurological disorders like autism.
5 Reasons to Rethink Chicken
Natural Society - There are several reasons chicken—and
especially mass-produced chicken—might not deserve a place on
your plate. Here are 5 reasons to re-consider chicken...
The detoxifying health benefits of bentonite clay
(NaturalNews) Life in the 21st century is full of stress and
environmental toxicity. We have over 80,000 toxic chemicals in
our surrounding environment that we interact with regularly. A
lifestyle of daily detoxifying strategies and periodic
Acetaminophen Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Dysfunction
When Combined with Alcohol
Dr. Mercola - Acetaminophen is the number one cause of acute
liver failure in the US. Taking just a little more than the
recommended dose over the course of several days or weeks
(“staggered overdosing”) is far more risky than taking one large
Research shows curcumin suppresses cancer cell invasion and
(NaturalNews) At the School of Medicine in National Yang-Ming
University, in Taipei, Taiwan, researchers studied the active
component of turmeric, curcumin, for its anti-tumor
capabilities. In the thorough study, curcumin was found to
activate tumor-suppressing proteins which are responsible for
stopping cancer cell invasion and the further spread of cancer,
Research: Lack of cardiovascular fitness kills more than
diabetes, smoking and obesity combined
(NaturalNews) The ability of the heart and lungs to provide
oxygenated blood to tissues, coupled with the the muscles'
proper use oxygen is called cardiovascular fitness.
Man heals psoriasis, loses weight with raw food diet
(NaturalNews) According to the International Federation of
Psoriasis Associations, psoriasis affects nearly 125 million
people globally. Individuals suffer from red, scaly patches on
their skin, which is often accompanied by severe pain due to
intense cracking and bleeding. James was one man who knew the
symptoms all too well, living with dark red, raised patches on
his arms. However, when he began a raw food diet, his symptoms
Get Ready to Pay More Online: Supremes Refuse to Hear Internet
Kurt Nimmo - In another blow to the Constitution, the Supreme
Court on Monday declined to hear a case by Amazon and
Overstock.com challenging a law that requires online retailers
to collect sales tax in states where they have no physical
presence. The Supreme Court refusal to hear the case will allow
state governments to tax online retailers and turn online
retailers into de facto tax collection agencies
Expert: Amazon Drones Will Crash Into People
Paul Joseph Watson - A UAV expert has warned that Amazon’s
ambitious policy to deliver goods to customers using drones will
result in the devices crashing into people.
Utah couple hit with $3,500 fine for leaving negative online
RT - Nearly five years after a Utah couple cancelled a
transaction with a company called KlearGear.com, the web company
has slapped them with a hefty fine in retaliation for a negative
online review, damaging their credit rating.
How to Forage for 5 Common Edible Wild Plants
Natural Blaze - When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set
in. Instead of panicking, step outside and go for a walk and
more than likely, food will be right under your nose.
- December 2, 2013 - Today In History:
1804 - Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the
Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
1816 - The first savings bank in the U.S., the
Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for
1823 - U.S. President James Monroe outlined his
doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western
1901 - Gillette patented the KC Gillette Razor. It
was first razor to feature a permanent handle and
disposable double-edge razor blades.
1917 - During World War I, hostilities were
suspended on the eastern front.
1927 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A
automobile. It was the successor to the Model T.
1954 - The U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends
to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."
The censure was related to McCarthy's controversial
investigation of suspected communists in the U.S.
government, military and civilian society.
1961 - Cuban leader Castro declared in a nationally
broadcast speech that he was a Marxist-Leninist and
that he was going to lead Cuba to communism.
1969 - The Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public
preview as 191 people flew from Seattle, WA, to New
York City, NY. Most of the passengers were reporters
1970 - The Environmental Protection Agency began
operating under its first director, William
1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a
permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired
dentist Barney Clark. He lived 112 days with the
device. The operation was the first of its kind.
1991 - American hostage Joseph Cicippio was released
by his kidnappers. He had been held captive in
Lebanon for over five years.
1993 - The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off on a
mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.
1995 - NASA launched a U.S.-European observatory on
a $1 billion dollar mission intended to study the
1997 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to
seek an independent counsel investigation of
telephone fund-raising by President Clinton and Vice
President Gore. It was concluded that they had not
violated election laws.
2001 - Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11
reorganization. The filing came five days after
Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It
was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
2010 - NASA announced the discovery of a new
arsenic-based life form.
US halts logistic support to some Afghan army, police units
Press TV - The US military in Afghanistan has reportedly reduced its
logistic military support to Afghan army and police forces amid Kabul’s
refusal to sign a security deal with Washington.
Syria army confiscates Israeli-made arms
Press TV - The Syrian army says it has confiscated Israeli-made weapons
in its latest operations against foreign-backed militants. A military
source told the Syrian news agency SANA on Sunday that Israeli weaponry
-- including missiles -- were seized in an operation in the central city
of Tadmur in Homs province.
VIDEO: Israel to join UNHRC despite violations of Palestinians' rights
Press TV - On Sunday, an unknown Israeli source confirmed Tel Aviv’s
membership in the UNHRC, saying a formal invitation was expected soon.
This comes three days after the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
described Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement activities as “a cause for grave
‘Day of rage’: UK protests Israeli plan to remove 70,000 Bedouins
RT - Across the UK Britons are to take to the streets to protest an
Israeli plan to forcibly remove 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins from their
homes. The proposal has triggered accusations of “ethnic cleansing” and
“discrimination” from activists groups.
‘Revolution!’ Thousands pour in for pro-EU rally in Ukraine, storm govt
RT - Thousands of demonstrators chanting ‘Revolution!’ have flocked into
'Maidan' square in Kiev despite a court-imposed ban on rallies. The
protesters have reportedly taken several government buildings
Bangkok police use tear gas on protesters besieging govt buildings
RT - Police dispersed activists with tear gas who were attempting to
storm Bangkok’s Government House amidst deadly clashes in the Thai
capital. Opposition protesters are calling for the ouster of Prime
Minister Yingluck Shinawtra.
China plan to quit dollar infuriates US: Analyst
Press TV - Finian Cunningham made the remark in a Sunday column for
Press TV amid escalation of tensions between US and China over Beijing's
enforcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
Iceland thumbs nose at international opposition to advance $1.2 billion
debt relief plan
RT -Iceland’s government has announced that it will be writing off up to
24,000 euros ($32,600) of every household’s mortgage, fulfilling its
election promise, despite overwhelming criticism from international
Woman has child taken from her womb by social services
The Telegraph - Essex social services obtained a High Court order
against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child
to be taken from her womb. The council said it was acting in the best
interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip,
because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
Thailand: As Promised, Regime Deploys Black-Clad Militants
Tony Cartalucci - UPDATE: Regime gunmen have been identified by their
shirts as a sect drawn from Phitsanulok province, part of the Thaksin
Shinawatra regime’s northeast political stronghold. This particular
groups has strong affiliations with leading pro-regime mob leader and
regime MP Jatuporn Prompan, and was involved directly with bloodshed in
2010′s violence as well.
Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon
The Telegraph - Tokyo-based Shimizu Corp. wants to lay a belt of solar
panels 250 miles wide around the equator of our orbiting neighbour and
then relay the constant supply of energy to “receiving stations” on
Earth by way of lasers or microwave transmission. The “Luna Ring” that
is being proposed would be capable of sending 13,000 terawatts of power
Fukushima? 5 Million Seabirds Estimated to Have Died on the Beaches of
Australia and New Zealand
Activist Post - Reports are coming out that unusually high counts of
dead seabirds are winding up on shores in Australia and New Zealand. All
the birds that have been tested by vets so far were found to be starving
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Senate and House Intelligence Committees Defend Destruction of
Kurt Nimmo - The Senate and House Intelligence committees
believe revelations about the NSA are more damaging to the
United States than the ongoing dismantlement of the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights.
VIDEO: "Improved" ObamaCare Site Crashes Live, on CNN
townhall.com - The new and improved ObamaCare web site: Good
enough for government work?! This would be a joke if millions of
Americans didn't need to replace their cancelled insurance --
and by two weeks from today, if they need it to begin on January
Don't Believe the Obamacare Spin - Here's What's Still Wrong
townhall.com - Today is the day of President Obama's
self-imposed "deadline" for marked improvements in functionality
for Healthcare.gov, a crucial cog in the Rube Goldberg machine
of Obamacare. Don't be surprised if the Obama Administration's
out there front and center with spin on how they've met their
Canadian denied entry to the US after agent cites private
RT - A wheelchair-bound Canadian woman was denied entry to the
United States this week because she was previously diagnosed
with clinical depression. Now she wants to know why the US
Department of Homeland Security had her medical history on file.
Mobs, Stampedes, Fights, Brawls, A Stabbing And Shooting: A
Video Compilation Of Black Thursday 2013
Zero Hedge - That greatest of all American traditions – the
Black Friday Thursday stampede, this year accompanied with a
stabbing and a shooting, is back.
Consider: Is Black Friday is a Crime Against Humanity?
Activist Post - The Chinese labor camps indeed have women and
children forced to work 7 days a week, and sometimes 20 hours a
day. These factories are home for U.S. corporations that make
staggering profits from the slave labor of women and children -
and you're paying for it.
Church Group Kicked Out Of Public Park For Handing Out
Thanksgiving Dinners To Homeless
Storyleak - A church group in Lake Worth, FL was kicked out of a
public park Thursday afternoon after a park ranger spotted them
feeding homeless residents.... Unfortunately, a Palm Beach
County park ranger “just following orders” soon approached the
group and demanded they leave for violating an alleged city
Colorado Black Friday Gun Purchases in the Thousands
Denver Post - Criminal background checks for firearm sales in
Colorado were in the thousands on Black Friday. By the end of
the evening, 3,804 checks had been processed by the Colorado
Bureau of Investigation, according to the bureau's social media
Punished for Her Good Deed? City Threatens Woman Housing the
Needy With Fines
Fox News - A woman who has been helping the less fortunate for
over 40 years could be punished for her good deeds. The city of
Lawrence, Kansas is threatening Debbie Nall with fines for
allowing strangers in need into her home.
Strategic Air Command Was Not Very Strategic with the Super
Secret Nuke Code of 00000000
The Daily Sheeple - The only numbers that stood between the
world and a nuclear apocalypse were a closely guarded secret for
many years but now we know that they must have been developed
through intensely difficult algorithms. Obviously, great care
had to be taken that this super secret code would not be easily
15 Signs That We Are Near The Peak Of An Absolutely Massive
Stock Market Bubble
Economic Collapse - One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for
economics this year says that "bubbles look like this" and that
he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."
But you don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to see what is
Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets
NY Times - Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s
and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement
demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will
sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest
activities in 100 additional cities.
Self-Driven Vehicles to Eliminate Countless Jobs
Activist Post - Well, you've got less than ten years to warn
that millions more will go unemployed due to self-driven cars.
Two fresh reports outline where this is all going.
The Establishment’s New Tactic: Gag All War Veterans
21st Century Wire - Formalizing its gagging order policies with
regards to veterans is important, because it’s the state’s way
of not only neutralizing dissenting veterans, but also
dehumanizing them by stripping away their right to free speech
and expression. Below details the stories of many such
individuals including American combat veterans who served in
‘Eminent domain’ threatens Port Orchard, Washington homes
q13fox.com - City officials want to expand the walking trail
along the Sinclair Inlet. To do it, the city may seize five
waterfront properties using eminent domain – and that has those
homeowners seeing red.
Massachusetts seeks 10-yr ban on gas fracking after series of
RT - An environmental committee at Massachusetts Statehouse has
approved a bill, imposing a 10-year ban on fracking for natural
gas. The move comes as a wave of earthquakes in Texas has raised
new concerns over the controversial drilling technique.
Nearly 1000 Record Low Temperatures Set As Another Round of
Arctic Air Forecast To Deep Freeze The U.S.
climatedepot.com - Almost 1000 record low max temps vs 17 record
high temps. Records in the last 7 days: 205 snowfall records,
969 Low Max. 203 Low temps, 17 High Temp, 61 High minimum.
YouTube: Truth In Media: Vaccines and Autism Trailer
Ben Swann - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Ben Swann Truth in Media
will expose what the Mainstream Media has not told you about
vaccine court and autism.
Sucralose's (Splenda) Harms Vastly Underestimated: Baking
Green Med Info - A new, in-depth review on the synthetic
sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the
journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, is destined to
overturn widely held misconceptions about the purported safety
of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener.
Turmeric: A Wellness Promoting Tonic At Low Doses, Research
Green Med Info - Turmeric has legendary status as a
disease-fighting agent, but did you know that when administered
in low doses to already healthy adults it significantly improves
Neurosurgeon Explains How You can Detox Chemtrail Poisons
Natural Society - Dr. Blaylock warns we will see an increase in
numerous diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, cancer, and
upper-respiratory diseases just to name a few. But here is the
good news – according to this particular neurosurgeon, you can
help your body detox from some of the numerous chemicals in
chemtrails (thorium, barium, mercury, aluminum oxide, and
How Natural Desiccated Thyroid puts T4-only Medications in the
Green Med Info - Millions use synthetic thyroxine (T4) to treat
hypothyroidism completely unaware that a natural and more
effective form of hormone replacement exists for hypothyroidism.
Shocking findings on what you need to know about anesthesia
(NaturalNews) "The risks of being over-anesthetized are many,
including long term dementia, memory loss and even death." - Dr.
Barry Friedberg, MD.
More than just Fukushima radiation: Three convincing reasons to
reduce or eliminate milk and dairy from your diet
(NaturalNews) The Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC
Berkeley has been taking radiation samples since the Fukushima
meltdown. They have tested both raw milk and store-bought, and
have detected radioactive isotopes cesium-134 and 137 (Cs-134,
16 More Reasons Black Seed Is 'The Remedy For Everything But
Green Med Info - A year ago, we wrote an article about nigella
sativa (aka black seed) titled, 'The Remedy For Everything But
Death.' It described the research on the many ways in which
black seed (nigella sativa) is a potentially life-saving
medicinal food, and is one of our most popular articles, with
over 225K social media shares.
Reusable grocery bags contain toxic levels of lead
(NaturalHealth365) What do reusable grocery bags, ladies
handbags and dental amalgams have in common? They’re all filled
with toxic heavy metals. And, although touted as a wonderful way
to ‘save the planet’ – these eco-friendly bags actually increase
the risk of bacterial infections and lead poisoning.
Tree Nuts, Chockfull of Healthful Fats, May Help You Live Longer
Dr. Mercola - Many people needlessly shun raw nuts from their
diet, believing their fat content contributes to weight gain.
But mounting research suggests nuts such as pecans and
macadamias may actually help you live longer—and help you lose
weight to boot.
Amazon.com to deploy army of robotic flying drones to deliver
packages straight to your doorstep
(NaturalNews) In news that has shocked the world, Amazon.com
founder Jeff Bezos has publicly announced an ambitious plan to
deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes using airborne
robotic drones. The story was unveiled by 60 Minutes on Sunday.
Journal Retraction of Séralini GMO-Cancer Study Is Illicit,
Unscientific, and Unethical
Green Med Info - The editor of the journal Food and Chemical
Toxicology (FCT), Dr A. Wallace Hayes, has decided to retract
the study by the team of Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found
that rats fed a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize NK603
and tiny amounts of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with
suffered severe toxic effects, including kidney and liver damage
and increased rates of tumors and mortality.
NSA Spying Risks $35 Billion in U.S. Technology Sales
Bloomberg - Disclosures of spying abroad may cost U.S. companies
as much as $35 billion in lost revenue through 2016 because of
doubts about the security of information on their systems,
according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation,
a policy research group in Washington whose board includes
representatives of companies such as International Business
Machines Corp. (IBM) and Intel Corp. (INTC)
32 Privacy Destroying Technologies That Are Systematically
Transforming America Into A Giant Prison
Michael Snyder - If you live in the United States, you live in a
high tech surveillance grid that is becoming more oppressive
with each passing day. In America today, the control freaks that
run things are completely obsessed with watching, tracking,
monitoring and recording virtually everything that we do.
Bone Broth: The “Soul Food” Perfect for Sick Pets Who Won’t or
Dr. Becker - You’ve probably heard that chicken noodle soup is
kind of a “soul food.” When we’re sick, we want to eat foods
that comfort us. And there’s research now that proves the
science behind why certain types of foods are nourishing to
people and comforting to pets.