December 30, 2014 - Today in History:
1853 - The United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from
Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.
1919 - Lincoln's Inn, in London, admitted the first female bar student.
1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed.
1935 - Italian bombers destroyed a Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia.
1936 - The United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike,
at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint, MI.
1940 - California's first freeway was officially opened. It was the
Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena.
1953 - The first color TV sets went on sale for about $1,175.
1972 - The United States halted its heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
1993 - Israel and the Vatican established diplomatic relations.
1996 - About 250,000 striking workers shut down vital services across
Israel in protests against budget cuts proposed by Prime Minister
1997 - More than 400 people were massacred in four villages in the
single worst incident during Algeria's insurgency.
2006 - Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was hanged.
2010 - Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak in women's
basketball ended with a 71-59 loss to No. 9 Stanford.
AirAsia plane wreckage found, bodies being recovered (VIDEO)
RT - Over 40 bodies have been recovered from the missing AirAsia flight,
the Indonesian Navy said. Objects resembling parts of the plane, as well
as what was thought to be the plane’s outline underwater, were seen in
the search area.
Afghan ‘kill list’ leak: NATO risked civilian lives by targeting
low-level Taliban fighters
RT - Besides targeting top Taliban leaders, NATO forces in Afghanistan
included low-ranking fighters and drug dealers on their list of
“legitimate” targets, risking civilian lives in a wider airstrike
campaign, Der Spiegel reported, citing Snowden archives.
US Military Stockpiling "Massive Amounts" Of Gear Near Iraq
Zero Hedge - Since June, the U.S. military has been slowly stockpiling
massive amounts of its gear coming out of Afghanistan at a depot in
Kuwait adjacent to a bustling commercial port, in preparation for
ultimately shipping it across the border into Iraq for an allied
offensive against the Islamic State group, US News reports. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Rowayne “Wayne” Schatz admitted, "from June to December, we’ve
worked a lot on moving items into Kuwait," including 3,100 vehicles,
most of them MRAPs.
U.S. coalition launches 18 air strikes against Islamic State: task force
(Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition launched 18 air strikes against
Islamic State on Monday, including 12 in Syria and six in Iraq, the
Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. In Syria, the strikes hit
near the border town of Kobani as well as Raqqa and Day az Zawr. In
Iraq, the strikes hit near Mosul, Sinjar and Asad, according to the
Ditching US dollar: China, Russia launch financial tools in local
RT - China and Russia have effectively switched to domestic currencies
in trading using financial tools as swaps and forwards, as they seek to
reduce the influence of the US dollar and foreign exchange risks. The
agreement signed in the end of October comes into force Monday, December
29, and provides a currency swap of CNY150 billion (up to US$25
Disappeared AirAsia Plane Likely "At Bottom Of Sea"; No Signal Detected
Zero Hedge - One would have thought that more than half a year after the
mysterious disappearance of Malaysia flight MH-370 airlines would have
taken precautions to keep track of airplanes at any given moment. One
would be wrong, and as the latest mystery surrounding AirAsia's missing
jet deepens, it has become clear that like with its Malaysian
predecessor, nobody has any clue where the plane may be, so the
AirAsia CEO Dumped Shares Days Before Flight Disappeared
Paul Joseph Watson - AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes dumped 944,800 shares in
Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd, the organization that provides travel
insurance for AirAsia passengers, just days before the disappearance of
Did Mysterious Chinese Blogger Predict Disappearance of AirAsia Flight?
Company Using Faulty Radiation Detectors Sees 71% Profit Increase
Natural Society - TEPCO claims that its soaring profits in 2014 are due
to increased electric fees. But how is it justifiable that the same
company which used radiation detectors that gave low readings in order
to lie about the true levels of contamination at Daiichi should be
nearly doubling its profits as they continue to pollute the world with
Number of Ebola Cases in West Africa Exceeds 20,000: WHO
Sputnik News - The total number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia and
Sierra Leone has increased by 386 during the last three days and
surpassed 20,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.
Scottish Government Confirms Ebola Diagnosed In Glasgow Patient
Zero Hedge - After Japan's stock market slid overnight following reports
of Ebola in Tokyo, one wonders what a recurrence of Ebola headlines will
do to risk complacency this time? Perhaps, since the Ebola Tzar's work
is done in America, they can lend him out to The Scots?
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama Claims Illegal Immigrants Don’t Burden Taxpayers
Breitbart - President Barack Obama claimed that illegal
immigrants do not burden taxpayers and are not a drain on public
resources. In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR),
Obama also slammed and dismissed those who are concerned about
the negative impact that illegal immigration often has on
American workers (U.S.-born and legal immigrants) as “nativists.”
Kidnappings Near Texas Border Prompt US Warning
Breitbart - A series of kidnappings in the Mexican border city
of Matamoros prompted the U.S. Department of State to issue a
security warning to American travelers. The short message states
that the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros learned of several “express
kidnappings” in the Jardin neighborhood which is the same area
where their offices are located.
NYPD commissioner: Officers turning backs on mayor at funeral
RT - New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton
criticized the officers under his command for protesting a
perceived lack of support from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. He
also defended the NYPD to city residents rallying against police
brutality. After the August death of Eric Garner ‒ who died when
he was placed in a banned chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel
Pantaleo ‒ and several other high-profile police brutality
incidents and officer-involved shootings, city residents
haveprotested the use of force by police officers throughout the
Autopsy reveals LAPD shot unarmed black man Ezell Ford in back,
RT - An autopsy into the killing of a 25-year-old unarmed
mentally ill black man during a scuffle with LAPD officers
earlier this year has revealed that Ezell Ford was shot three
times at close range, with two wounds being fatal.
Michigan Governor Signs Bill Requiring Drug Testing Of Welfare
Blacklisted News - The Senate and House bills, which were signed
into law Friday, will create a yearlong pilot program in three
counties that will screen welfare recipients and applicants to
determine whether or not they’re suspected of using drugs.
California Activists Want Sexual Consent Taught to
Patriot Rising - Aiming to address the “rape culture” pervasive
at college campuses across the country, a student activist group
has proposed teaching children as young as five about sexual
consent. An organization called Take Back The Campus, made up of
students from three California colleges, has released a list of
demands it says will help curb the incidence of campus sexual
Gold Held In NY Fed Vault Drops To Lowest In 21st Century After
Biggest Monthly Withdrawal Since 2001
Zero Hedge - In November some 47.1 tons of gold were withdrawn
from the NY Fed, bringing the Fed's total earmarked gold to just
6,029 tonnes: the biggest single monthly outflow going back to
the turn of the century. This is also the lowest amount of gold
held at the NY Fed in the 21st century.
The American People Are Utterly Clueless About What Is Going To
Happen As We Enter 2015
Economic Collapse - The American people are feeling really good
right about now. For example, Gallup’s economic confidence index
has hit the highest level that we have seen since the last
recession. In addition, nearly half of all Americans believe
that 2015 will be a better year than 2014 was, and only about 10
percent believe that it will be a worse year.
Twenty states will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1
Washington Post - In nine states, the hike will be automatic, an
adjustment made to keep the minimum wage in line with rising
Federal Judge Blocks Minimum-Wage Protections for Home Care
AllGov - The Obama administration sought to expand protections
provided under the 1974 Fair Labor Standards Act (pdf) (FLSA),
which included an exemption for home care workers who provide
“care and fellowship” to their clients. Congress was unwilling
to amend the FLSA to provide minimum wages to those workers, so
the Labor Department attempted to do it by way of a regulation.
Deputy Guns Down Decorated Army Sergeant After Responding to
Mikael Thalen - A Utah sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a
28-year-old Army sergeant this weekend while responding to a
medical emergency call. According to Tooele County Sheriff Frank
Park, police were called to Purple Heart recipient Nicholas
McGehee’s home early Sunday morning after the Iraq war veteran
cut his foot on a piece of broken glass.
Obama's Golf Game Disrupts Soldiers' Wedding
Zero Hedge - Natalie Heimel and her fiancé, Edward Mallue Jr., a
pair of captains in the Army, received two letters from
President Obama in less than 24 hours as they prepared for their
wedding ceremony at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Hawaii. The
first, a nicely worded regretful but congratulatory RSVP to
their wedding invite... and the second, as Bloomberg reports,
informing them that their wedding would have to be moved since
President Obama wanted to play through.
Scientist terrified of geoengineering technology being developed
under guise of halting global warming
(NaturalNews) Dr. Matthew Watson from Bristol University in the
UK told the media recently that he's "terrified" by many of the
geoengineering projects currently in the works to thwart
man-made climate change, which is still being hawked by many in
mainstream science as a threat to humanity.
Colorado locks down water supply, promising "not a drop more" to
(NaturalNews) Recent storms dropped torrential rains across much
of California, causing flooding and mudslides across many areas,
leaving some residents homeless and killing at least two people.
There was even a tornado in Los Angeles. Despite record rainfall
on December 10 of between 1.54 inches at Long Beach Airport and
2.36 inches in Oxnard, the amount of rain that fell was a mere
drop in the bucket for this drought-stricken state. A milder
storm December 12 added to the rainfall total.
NSA Waits until Christmas Eve to Release Documents Admitting
AllGov - The National Security Agency (NSA) took full advantage
of the holiday, issuing reports on 12 years of overreaches and
mistakes by its employees at 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Because
the released reports have been heavily censored, it is
impossible to tell if any of the admissions by the NSA involved
Step Aside North Korea: According To New "Theory" Sony Hackers
Are In Fact Russians
Zero Hedge - [...] And sure enough, here comes the Seattle-based
cyber security firm Taia Global, which according to the NY Daily
News as cited by the Mail has analyzed the "data" and concluded
that not so Lil' Kim was right (the FBI was wrong) and it wasn't
North Korea after all. So who was it? Why the evil Russians of
Hackers claim to have exposed Sony, PlayStation personal data
CNBC News - A group of hackers who may have had a hand in taking
both Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox offline on
Christmas Day appears to have released a repository containing
13,000 user passwords and credit cards.
Can’t-Do Generation: “Expect Everything to Just Work,” and Throw
Out What They Can’t Fix
Mac Slavo - The net effect of technology is a mixed bag, with
one major side effect: An entire generation of youth have become
inept, largely helpless and dependent upon gadgets and devices
that ‘just work’ with no knowledge of how they work. And most
have no clue whatsoever about what to do if these high tech
things break – or God forbid, if things go “dark” in society.
Researchers: We can detect life on other worlds through its
Ars Technica - Now, a collaboration of European scientists
argues that we don't have to rely on chemistry; life has a
distinctive hum. Vibrations associated with basic metabolism can
be detected using a sensor that's easy to make and extremely
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Farmers Brace for Labor Shortage Under New Policy
EPJ - I always thought Obama's new executive order to stop the
deportation of many illegals was to flush them out and drive
them into legal jobs that will force them to become union
members. That is going to be a problem for the agricultural
sector, which hired many illegals.
New Level: Monsanto Tries Patenting Natural Tomatoes
Patriot Rising - Many individuals are aware that biotech has
developed a seed monopoly largely by patenting genetically
modified organisms, but not everyone realizes that Monsanto
tried to patent a tomato that had no biotech traits.
Top-earning doctors milk their patients for every dollar
possible, research shows
(NaturalNews) After examining what Medicare was billed versus
what it paid to clinicians, researchers from the UCLA Department
of Urology and the Veterans' Health Administration discovered
what has been described as "very surprising." Based on their
findings, it would appear that they've stumbled upon the reason
why some high-earning physicians are making top dollar: Quite
simply, it is because they're pushing more services per patient
than they are actually treating them or seeing new patients.
Obamacare causing massive wave of hospital closures across USA
(NaturalNews) A number of acute-care hospitals closed across the
United States last year -- 18 to be exact -- and experts who see
a raft of new regulatory processes being heaped upon the
healthcare industry in the coming years, thanks to the
Affordable Care Act, believe that a wave of additional closures
Obamacare cuts Medicaid doctor pay 42 percent in 2015
Patriot Rising - Thousands of Medicaid doctors are bracing for a
tough start to 2015: a 42 percent pay cut.
REPORT: Vaccine Court Keeps Thousands of Injured Families
Waiting for Compensation
Ben Swann - A recent report by the Associated Press has found
that thousands of families with claims with a special vaccine
court are left to wait for years, sometimes decades before
receiving help. The AP examined hundreds of court decisions,
performed more than 100 interviews, and studied a database
containing more than 14,500 cases. The database was last updated
in January 2013 with the government refusing to release any new
School teachers forced to wear scarlet letter flu masks, gloves
when they refuse flu shots that don't even work
(NaturalNews) The vaccine mafia is upping the stakes in its
endless war against free thinking and personal choice. A
shocking new report indicates that some daycare workers in Texas
are now being forced to wear face masks and gloves throughout
the duration of "flu season" if they refuse to be injected with
live viruses and mercury.
Dr. Andrew Moulden: Every Vaccine Produces Harm
Health Impact News - Canadian physician Dr. Andrew Moulden
provided clear scientific evidence to prove that every dose of
vaccine given to a child or an adult produces harm. The truth
that he uncovered was rejected by the conventional medical
system and the pharmaceutical industry. Nevertheless, his
warning and his message to America remains as a solid legacy of
the man who stood up against big pharma and their program to
vaccinate every person on the Earth.
A guide to balancing our omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake
(NaturalNews) There's a good reason why nutritionists consider
omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to be "essential" acids. These
polyunsaturated fats, which are responsible for building cells
and maintaining nerve and brain function, cannot be manufactured
by our bodies. This means that we must obtain them from food
sources in order to remain healthy.
Mushrooms and onions contain immune-enhancing polysaccharides
(NaturalNews) Nature provides an amazing array of resources to
improve our health and boost our immunity. Mushrooms and onions
are a tasty combination in a dish and contain an array of
phytochemicals that have a profound impact on human physiology.
3 Big Reasons Why You Actually Need Butter in Your Diet
Natural Society - Are you still trying to decide on the butter
vs margarine debate? Don’t. Whether you’re baking goodies or
eating your morning toast, butter is clearly the better choice
because of its health benefits and delicious taste. It was the
choice of our ancestors when heart disease and high cholesterol
were virtually unknown, and today research is documenting what
those folks instinctively knew.
Monday - December 29,
2014 - Today in History:
1812 - The USS Constitution won a battle with the British ship HMS Java
about 30 miles off the coast of Brazil. Before Commodore William
Bainbridge ordered the sinking of the Java he had her wheel removed to
replace the one the Constitution had lost during the battle.
1813 - The British burned Buffalo, NY, during the War of 1812.
1837 - Canadian militiamen destroyed the Caroline, a U.S. steamboat
docked at Buffalo, NY.
1845 - U.S. President James Polk and signed legislation making Texas the
28th state of the United States.
1890 - The U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and
children at Wounded Knee Creek, SD. This was the last major conflict
between Indians and U.S. troops.
1934 - Japan renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the
London Naval Treaty of 1930.
1940 - During World War II, Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on
1972 - Following 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of
"LIFE" magazine hit the newsstands. The magazine later became a monthly
1975 - A bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York's LaGuardia
Airport. 11 people were killed.
1996 - The Guatemalan government and leaders of the leftist Guatemalan
National Revolutionary Union signed a peace accord in Guatemala City,
ending a civil war that had lasted 36 years.
1997 - Hong Kong began killing 1.25 million chickens, the entire
population, for fear of the spread of 'bird flu'.
1998 - Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia
that claimed 1 million lives.
CBR launches SWIFT alternative for domestic payments
RT - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has launched a new SWIFT-style
payment service aimed at moving away from Western financial dominance.
The system is already operating, and will be fully functional within six
Russia-n SWIFT, BRICS Bank, China defends ruble: Revolt has begun.
Independence from West’s global financial slavery, blackmail at hand
Investmentwatchblog.com - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has launched
a new SWIFT-style payment service aimed at moving away from Western
financial dominance. The system is already operating, and will be fully
functional within six months.
“The new service was launched in order to ensure smooth and safe
transmission of financial messaging within the country, and is another
step towards improving the system of services provided by the Bank of
Russia,” said the bank statement Friday.
The regulator said the new service will allow credit institutions to
transmit messages in a SWIFT format through CBR to all Russia’s regions
Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine
(Reuters) - Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and
electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for
power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east,
Russian officials said on Saturday. The move comes a day after Kiev said
it would suspend train and bus services to Crimea, effectively creating
a transportation blockade to and from the region annexed by Moscow in
March this year. Kiev has briefly cut off electricity to Crimea before.
Airstrikes against Islamic State top $1bn, kill over 1,100 people
RT - US and coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria have
killed nearly 1,200 people ‒ including 52 civilians ‒ and wounded at
least 800 others at a cost of more than $1 billion since the bombings
began in September.
US Armed Rebels Gave TOW missiles to Al Qaeda
NEO - US supplied TOW anti-tank missiles have ended up in the hands of
Jabhat Al Nusra, Syria’s branch of Al Qaeda. The US provided the
missiles to CIA vetted Syrian rebel faction Harakat Hazm in May. A video
posted by Al Nusra shows the weapons being used to take over Syrian
military bases, Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh in Idlib province.
More stable & prosperous than ever'? NATO officially ends 13-yr mission
RT - After over 13 years, the US and NATO have formally ended their war
in Afghanistan. As the Taliban expands its power in the region, fears
are growing over whether Afghan forces will be able to maintain
security…The symbolic ceremony marking the end of ISAF was held under
tight security and was closed due to a high terror threat.
Search for missing AirAsia flight halted till morning as relatives
gather at airport
RT - Anxious family members of the missing AirAsia flight have gathered
at the airport in Surabaya to await news of their loved ones. Meanwhile,
air search for the missing plane has been suspended for the night as
darkness fell…The passenger jet, carrying 162 people, went missing
during a flight between Indonesia and Singapore on Sunday morning after
losing contact with air traffic control at 7:24am. Before disappearing,
the pilot had asked for permission to deviate from the flight path due
to storm clouds, said the Malaysian based airliner. Live Updates
Ukraine's Largest Nuclear Power Plant Suffers 2nd Emergency Shutdown In
Zero Hedge - Following a reported "minor" accident three weeks ago,
Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Europe's largest and the 5th
biggest in the world, was shutdown. The 'glitch' it appears has
reoccurred as RT reports, one of the reactors at the Zaporizhia Nuclear
Power Plant has automatically shut down. Causes are still being
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Western Nebraska Law Enforcement Cheers Colorado Pot Lawsuit
Denver.cbslocal.com - Some western Nebraska law enforcement
officials are cheering a new state lawsuit that seeks to thwart
Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, even as Colorado vows to
fight it in court.
Another Fabricated Jobs Report
Paul Craig Roberts - Friday’s payroll jobs report is another
government fairy tale or, to avoid polite euphemisms, another
packet of lies just like the House of Representatives Resolution
against Russia and every other statement that comes out of
The Lawless Manipulation of Bullion Markets by Public
Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler - The Federal Reserve and
its bullion bank agents are actively using uncovered futures
contracts to illegally manipulate the prices of precious metals
in order to keep interest rates below the market rate. The
purpose of manipulation is to support the U.S. dollar’s reserve
status at a time when the dollar should be in decline from the
over-supply created by QE and from trade and budget deficits.
The Destruction Of The Middle Class Is Nearing The Final Stages
Infowars.com - The events of the past few months seem astounding
when taken in all at once. The plan to destroy the U.S. dollar
and the American middle class is moving at an ever increasing
Congress to face issue of cops' militarization
WND - According to a Buzzfeed report online, Paul’s staff
members said he will reintroduce a bill that “goes after the
federal programs that send military-grade equipment to local
police departments.” “Paul will be trying to force a
Republican-controlled Senate to examine federal programs that
funnel millions in grant money and surplus to arm local police
forces with weapons and vehicles designed for the battlefield,”
the report said.
1000s take to streets across US protesting police brutality
RT - A wave of peaceful protests, aimed at denouncing police
violence, swept across the US on Saturday, with the number of
protesters peaking in Los Angeles, where there were over 5,000
in the “Millions March for First Amendment Rights.”
Supreme Court Rules Police Can Violate The 4th Amendment (If
They Are Ignorant Of The Law)
Zero Hedge - In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens,
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North
Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American
citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from
a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. “By
refusing to hold police accountable to knowing and abiding by
the rule of law, the Supreme Court has given government
officials a green light to routinely violate the law,”
Bush-Clinton Dynasty Dominates Presidential Poll
Kurt Nimmo - Americans more interested in brand name than
political change. If the 2016 presidential election was held
today, Jeb Bush would square off against Hillary Clinton. At
least, that’s what a CNN poll states.
Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire
Zero Hedge - This is the final stage of the collapse of the
Roman Empire. When the state runs out of money, it historically
attacks the people. In Rome, whole armies began sacking their
own cities to get paid. The police are doing just that. Whatever
they can confiscate goes to funding their own pensions. This is
a national problem that will only get much worse going into
2020. We have nobody in Washington representing the people any
Billionaire Warns Of Massive Crash That Will Wipe Out America’s
Colleges: “You’re Going To See A Repeat Of What We Saw In The
Mac Slavo - For years the federal government has been
subsidizing loans, much like they did with houses ahead of the
2008 crash. This has led to increased tuition costs and lending
to individuals who will more than likely never be able to pay
back their student loans. The end result, according to Mark
Cuban, will be a bursting of the debt bubble, a significant drop
in college tuitions, and an outright collapse of America’s
institution of higher learning...
The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government
Gives To Wal-Mart
Economic Collapse - Should the federal government be spending
billions of dollars to pump up Wal-Mart’s profits? I know that
question sounds really bizarre, but unfortunately this is
essentially what is happening. Because Wal-Mart does not pay
them enough money, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees
enroll in Medicaid, food stamps and other social welfare
programs. Even though Wal-Mart makes enormous profits, they
refuse to properly take care of their employees so the federal
government has to do it.
North Korea Not Responsible for Sony Pictures Hacking: US Cyber
Sputnik News - US cyber experts have expressed skepticism about
the FBI’s conclusion that North Korea was behind the notorious
attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, citing lack of
evidence. “It’s clear to us, based on both forensic and other
evidence we’ve collected, that unequivocally they are not
responsible for orchestrating or initiating the attack on Sony,”
said Sam Glines, the head of the cybersecurity company Norse, as
quoted by CNN.
DARPA's Autonomous Microdrones Designed to Enter Houses
Activist Post - As drone expert, P.W. Singer said about
microdrones, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are
against the technology, because it's coming." According to
Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets
interesting. You can use these things anywhere, put them
anyplace, and the target will never even know they're being
Scientists create artificial human sperm, eggs from stem cells
RT - Scientists from Cambridge University have created
artificial human eggs and sperm for the first time, using human
embryonic stem cells and skin cells.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry
Christina Sarich - Dow and Monsanto’s failed glyphosate-resistant
crops have caused cotton farmers in Texas to reach for a new
concoction of chemicals, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. They are
threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas. The $2
billion wine and grape industry won’t be able to compete with
the pesticide-heavy farms that surround their vineyards if wine
lovers and GMO-free supporters don’t act. Due to the prevalence
of superweeds created by Monsanto’s RoundUp, farmers are trying
to eradicate them with new chemicals that create pesticide
drift, often mutating vines on neighboring vineyards for
multiple seasons of wine growing.
The Myth of Safe Pesticides
Dr. Mercola - In the US, there are about 80,000 registered
chemicals used. Of these, only a few hundred are actually tested
for safety, and even that testing is considered to be inadequate
by most toxicologists. Part of the problem is that most
chemicals are tested in isolation. In real world application
however, most of them are using combination, and no one’s
testing for the synergies between the chemicals.
FDA seeks to ban donut and cake sprinkles as latest wave in
big-government war against trans fat
Poor Richard's News - Although the amount of trans fats
Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years,
the FDA’s quest to completely eliminate a particular type of
trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to
decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy
is suspect in the FDA’s brave, new, food-monitored world.
Chickenpox Vaccine When Mandated INCREASES Disease Outbreak,
South Korean Study Finds
Green Med Info - Why, if the vaccines work, is South Korea
experiencing year after year increases in chickenpox (varicella)
outbreaks as their mandated vaccine uptake (97%) reaches close
to universal compliance?
Herd Immunity: Flawed Science and Mass Vaccination Failures
Green Med Info - The oft-parroted sound bite – "we need herd
immunity"- implies that if ninety five percent of the population
can become "immune" to a disease via vaccination, target
immunity levels will be met and diseases will either be
eradicated or controlled. This sound bite is the most commonly
pulled weapon used by the vaccinators, only second to "smallpox
and polio were eradicated by vaccination."
MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All
Children to Have Autism by 2025
Health Impact News - Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity
from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.
Phthalates and BPA Linked to IQ Reductions in Children, but FDA
Reasserts the Chemical’s Safety
Dr. Mercola - Prenatal phthalate exposure may lead to reduced IQ
in children. It also impairs working memory and perceptual
reasoning skills. According to a randomized, controlled trial,
BPA from cans or plastic bottles can raise your blood pressure
within just a few hours of ingestion.
Black Seed Oil for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Green Med Info - Black seed oil and its components are showing
promise as therapy for a range of autoimmune diseases including
10 Foods You Must Know About For Skin Health
A.McCarthy - There are many foods beneficial for our skin, but
few match the nutrient capabilities of the following in terms of
cleansing, moisturizing, regeneration, antioxidant, UV
protection, strengthening and rejuvenation.
Surprising? Major Fast-Food Chain Will Start Selling Grass-Fed
Natural Blaze - On Dec. 17, the California-based chain will roll
out the All-Natural Burger at all of its 1,150 stores, most of
them on the West Coast. It contains no hormones, no antibiotics,
no steroids—and it’s sourced from free-range, grass-fed cows for
the affordable price of $4.69 for a single patty and $6.99 for a
double. Carl’s Jr. will be the first major fast-food chain to
feature a “natural” burger on its menu, according to USA Today.
Food Irradiation Supports Agribusiness, Harms Health
Green Med Info - Agribusiness is polluting and destroying the
food on which we depend . Irradiation destroys nutrients and
creates poisons. Despite claims, it’s largely hidden from us. It
exists for the benefit of Agribiz, not for our health.
Does Your Pet Lick and Cough Incessantly? It Could Mean This...
Dr. Becker - These behaviors (plus 6 more) are hints that your pet may
have this painful disease... linked to a number of causes, including
anesthesia, vomiting, and cancer. Get the lowdown now, so you know what
to do if you see these symptoms.
December 24, 2014 - Today in History:
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Tuesday - December 23,
2014 - 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
1888 - Following a quarrel with Paul Gauguin, Dutch painter Vincent Van
Gogh cut off part of his own earlobe.
1913 - The Federal Reserve Bill was signed into law by U.S. President
Woodrow Wilson. The act established 12 Federal Reserve Banks.
1919 - The first ship designed to be used as an ambulance for the
transport patients was launched. The hospital ship was named USS Relief
with 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 Christmas shows.
1968 - Eighty-two crewmembers of the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo were
released by North Korea, 11 months after they had been captured.
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.
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
2003 - The government announced the first suspected case of mad cow
disease in United States.
2004 - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded guilty to a
corruption charge. (He served 10 months in prison.)
2009 - The parents who pulled the "balloon boy" hoax in hopes of landing
a reality TV show, were sentenced to jail by a judge in Fort Collins,
Russia to probe media reports that Ukraine military shot down MH17
RT - Russia’s Investigative Committee is to investigate a Russian
newspaper report alleging that a Ukrainian military jet shot down
Malaysian Airlines passenger plane MH17 over the rebel-held eastern part
of the country last summer.
Ukrainian Combat Jet Returned Without Missiles After MH17 Crash: Reports
Sputnik - A Ukrainian air force Su-25 combat jet took off from an
airbase in eastern Dnipropetrovsk carrying air-to-air missiles and
returned without them on the day a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in
eastern Ukraine in July, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported, citing
an airbase employee.
Belarus In Full-Blown Hyperinflation Panic: Blocks News, Online Stores;
Bans All FX Trading For 2 Years
Zero Hedge - “We have to do something with these Belarussian rubles,”
exclaims one Belarussian as she shops to turn worthless rubles (BYR)
into physical assets. As AFP reports, The Belarussian currency was
dragged down by the slide of the Russian ruble last week, leading
authorities to impose draconian measures, forbid price increases even
for imported goods, and warn people against panic.
China pledges to help Russia overcome economic hardships
RT - China’s foreign minister has pledged support to Russia as it faces
an economic downturn due to sanctions and a drop in oil prices. Boosting
trade in yuan is a solution proposed by Beijing’s commerce minister.
Oil for peace? China to send 700 peacekeepers to S. Sudan, signs energy
RT - China has announced it will deploy a 700-strong infantry battalion
in South Sudan at the beginning of 2015. It comes as the war-torn
African country signed an agreement with Chinese petroleum giant CNPC to
boost oil production.
Ukraine Central Bank Conned Into Swapping Its Gold For Lead Bricks
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, Ukraine opened a criminal probe after
several gold bars at the central bank’s storage in the southern city of
Odessa turned to be painted lead. The latest gold fraud involved a
central bank employee passing lead bars covered with golden paint to the
storage unit, registering them as gold, the Vesti newspaper reported
today, citing an unidentified person with knowledge of the matter in
Odessa’s police department. In other words, the central bank was
actually conned into buying the gold-plated lead.
Kazakhstan Prepares For $40 Oil, Gary Schilling Says "Oil Going To $20"
Zero Hedge - "People should not be worried," explained Kazakhstan
President Nursultan Nazarbayev in a TV address over the weekend, "we
have a plan in place if oil prices are $40 per barrel." Kazakhstan, the
second largest ex-Soviet oil producer after Russia, explains "there are
reserves which could support people, preventing living conditions from
worsening." However, if A. Gary Schilling's reality check of $20 oil
being possible comes to fruition, as he explains, what matters are
marginal costs - the expense of retrieving oil once the holes have been
drilled and pipelines laid. That number is more like $10 to $20 a barrel
in the Persian Gulf... We wonder who has a plan for that?
Did U.S. Take Down North Korea’s Internet?
Kurt Nimmo - The New York Times reports the network failure or probable
take down is one of the worst in years. North Korea’s internet is
managed by Star Joint Venture, a state-run company that routes much of
its traffic through China Unicom, China’s state-owned telecommunications
company. According analysts, North Korea began experiencing problems on
Friday after Obama pledged a response to the unsubstantiated claim the
government of Kim Jong-un was responsible for a hack at Sony Pictures
after the movie studio produced a film portraying the murder of Jong-un.
North Korea Says Obama Behind “The Interview”
Kurt Nimmo - The North Korean National Defense Commission, led by Kim
Jong-un, says the Obama administration is behind the production of Sony
Pictures’ “The Interview,” a film featuring the assassination of the
North Korean president. “The DPRK has clear evidence that the U.S.
administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest
reactionary movie,” a dispatch claims. It is unlikely Obama was directly
involved in the production of the movie, which Sony pulled after
theaters were allegedly targeted.
Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia
Zero Hedge - A second senior airline industry source has revealed his
belief that there is some sort of conspiracy behind the disappearance of
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.... Now a second senior airline industry
source has voiced his doubts about the fate of the plane, with the even
wilder claim that the Boeing 777 may have been shot down by US military
personnel who were fearing a September 11-style attack on the US Navy
base on Diego Garcia.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Federal Court Gives “Early Christmas Present” to War Criminals
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Others, Immunizing Them From Civil
Inquiry Regarding Iraq War
Global Research - Late Friday, a federal judge dismissed a civil
claim filed against George W. Bush and other high-ranking
officials regarding their conduct in planning and waging the
Iraq War, and immunized them from further proceedings.
World War III may have already begun: U.S. empire vs. Russia,
China and North Korea
(NaturalNews) A few geopolitical observers think World War III
began when the United States and much of the West launched
military campaigns against militant Islam. Both President Bush
and President Obama have warned the American people that the
fight against radical Islam would take years to prosecute.
FBI To Train 30,000 Officers For Active Shooter Situations At
Stadiums, Businesses, Schools
Daily Caller - The FBI will hold active shooter training drills
at sports stadiums as part of a massive program to prepare for
what the agency says is a growing concern for law enforcement.
Thirty thousand agents will take part in the training sessions,
which will also help prepare officers for active-shooter
situations at businesses, schools and public places, according
to the USA Today.
A Cyber War With North Korea And An Economic War With Russia
Economic Collapse - In addition to all of our wars in the Middle
East and the war that has erupted on the streets of America, we
are now engaged in a cyber war with North Korea and an economic
war with Russia. Without a doubt, the United States has the
capability to do a tremendous amount of damage to both of them.
But what about the damage that they could potentially do to us?
Snowden, Poitras & Others Sued For 'Billions Of Dollars' Spent
By US Government In Response To Leaks
Techdirt - Navy veteran and former Secretary of Transportation
for the state of Kansas, is suing Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras
and a handful of "Hollywood Defendants" for profiteering from
the distribution of "stolen documents." This is supposedly being
done on "behalf of the American people" ("John and Jane Does
1-10" listed in the "Plaintiffs" field).
Missouri Bill Would Ban Material Support or Resources to the NSA
Activist Post - The Missouri Fourth Amendment Protection Act
would ban "material support or resources" from the state to
warrantless federal spy programs. House Bill 264 (HB264) was
introduced by third-term Rep. Keith Frederick (R-Rolla), and
reads, in part:...
Report: Feds Pressuring More Doctors to Ask Patients About Their
Patriot Rising - The feds are using Medicare reimbursements
along with the new electronic medical record format standardized
by the government to coerce doctors to ask patients about their
guns and other personal questions, reported Dr. Mark Kestner,
who writes for The Murfreesboro Post.
Our Top 20 Works of Fabulous Fiction to Inspire Self-Reliant,
Liberty-Loving Children and Teens
The Organic Prepper - My kids are total bookworms, so I enlisted
their help to compile this list of favorites. Some folks may
pooh-pooh the idea of fiction as a teaching tool, but reading
about a character who is smart, adaptable, self-reliant, and
skilled can influence the way your child or teenager thinks.
These books are not all specific to kids in prepper families –
many of them are just tales of kids who are put into situations
in which they must rely on their wits and courage to survive,
while others outline the dangers of too much government.
40K Calls for Help at VA’s Homeless Call Center Go Unanswered
Military.com - So 40 Thousand vets called in for help, and
received no attention or follow-up. From another article in
Military. com, the VA was to get buckets of money to hire more
psychiatrists to hand out psych pills and send vets home to try.
Coburn vetoed that, as it has already been covered in the new VA
bill just passed. He said it was duplication. They will still
commit suicide as no pill is going to stop them in fact it's
been proven that most of the shootings by vets on family,
friends, strangers or themselves is by vets already on Psych
Smart Meters Have Failed and Were a Dumb Investment
SkyVision Solutions - Whether all utility executives yet realize
it or not, smart meters have failed. They have failed miserably
to the deliver the promised benefits. We are left with nothing
but the increased costs and risks associated with boondoggle
projects reminiscent of pork barrel spending bills approved in
the middle of the night by a Congress wanting to get home for
the Christmas holidays.
Banks Win Again – They Have Delayed (Repealed) the Volcker Rule
Armstrong Economics - The NY money center Banks won again in
Washington, the second time in a single month. They succeeded in
repealing Dodd-Frank and have now succeeded in repealing the
Volcker Rule, which it is officially put on “delay” that will be
permanent. The Federal Reserve has repealed the Volcker Rule
that will let the highly speculative banks hold onto billions of
dollars in private-equity and hedge-fund investments for at
least two more years until it is delayed again if not just
forgotten about silently.
YouTube: Janet Yellen’s Christmas Gift to Wall Street
Ron Paul - Last week we learned that the key to a strong economy
is not increased production, lower unemployment, or a sound
monetary unit. Rather, economic prosperity depends on the type
of language used by the central bank in its monetary policy
statements. All it took was one word in the Federal Reserve
Bank's press release -- that the Fed would be “patient” in
raising interest rates to normal levels -- and stock markets
Gas Prices Drop Below $2 in 5 Cities
EPJ - According to GasBuddy, these cities are Tulsa, Okla.,
($1.96); Lubbock, Texas, ($1.98): Kansas City, Mo. ($1.99); Fort
Worth, Texas, ($1.99); and Dallas ($1.99). The gas prices in
several other cities have fallen below $2.05, and could be below
$2 in a matter of days.
Wastebook 2014: Eight Absurd Government Projects Funded With
The Federalist - It’s that time of year again: Sen. Tom Coburn
(R-Okla.) just released Wastebook 2014, his annual list of the
most wasteful government projects during 2014. Coburn’s
wastebook list includes a comprehensive analysis of 100 of the
most wasteful government projects funded over the last year. The
full report, which includes detailed descriptions and
investigations of every wasteful project, spans more than 200
Washington officially endorsed a new round of unstable
mortgages. Fannie and Freddie are setting up housing market for
repeat of 2008 crisis!
InvestmentWatch - Federally controlled mortgage giants Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac announced they’ll back loans to low-income
Americans who put just 3% down, even though such loans have a
high default rate. The risky mortgage program has the blessing
of Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt, the former
Congressional Black Caucus leader whom President Obama recently
appointed to regulate Fannie and Freddie.
Advanced cancer? A natural approach can prolong life
(NaturalNews) When it comes to stage IV cancer, patients are
told that continuation of chemotherapy/hormonal treatments
and/or other conventional treatments will hopefully prolong life
but will not result in a cure. For some advanced cancer
patients, adding to their "arsenal of weaponry" to fight their
cancer through diet, supplements, enhancement of the immune
system and exercise has helped them to live long and productive
lives despite the poor prognosis.
Statins cause brain dysfunction
(NaturalNews) Statins are the most profitable medications in the
history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to
medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found
nearly 100% of men and 62% of women aged 66-75 should take a
statin medication even if their cholesterol level is normal.
How Artificial Sweeteners Confuse Your Body into Storing Fat and
Dr. Mercola - Artificial sweeteners basically trick your body
into thinking that it's going to receive sugar (calories), but
when the sugar doesn't come, your body continues to signal that
it needs more, which results in carb cravings. Besides worsening
insulin sensitivity and promoting weight gain, aspartame and
other artificial sweeteners also promote other health problems
associated with excessive sugar consumption, including...
10 Quick Reasons to Love Chocolate
NaturalSociety - Many overly processed chocolates are full of
refined sugar and saturated fatty acids, but the real stuff is
packed full of plant derived flavanols, full of antioxidants,
anti-inflammatory constituents and health-boosting ingredients
that do all sorts of amazing things for our bodies and minds.
Do you really love your body?
Natural Blaze - If you have a dominate thought, a negative
thought such as, “I hate my body” or “I am not happy with the
way I look” or anything along those lines, what effect does this
negative, non-loving internal self talk have on the physical
health of our body? For some, this is literally life vs death
and you can feel it and know what I am talking about. Negative
thoughts, events or experiences in our lives transmit powerful
energies that every single cell in our bodies can feel and
113-Year-Old Man Credits These 5 Foods For His Long Life
Natural Blaze - Bernardo LaPallo is a well-known
supercentenarian who turned 113 this year - but only looks as
though he could just barely start the retirement process.... His
creed: You are what you eat. He eats mostly organic veggies and
fruits, walks, does crossword puzzles, reads voraciously, plays
checkers and and cultivates his faith, spirituality and the
VIDEO: Obamacare’s Christmas Surprise On December 25th: The
Government Will Choose Your Plan, Perhaps Limit Access To Your
Doctor, And Ultimately Make The Decision On What Is “Best” For
InvestmentWatch - It seems CMS is taking a page from Jonathan
Gruber’s book; rather than allowing the “stupid” masses to make
a decision on their own health plan, CMS has proposed a new rule
that includes an overly reaching provision allowing CMS to
re-enroll anyone who has not made the annual trek back to
healthcare.gov in a cheaper plan of CMS’ choosing.
Oncology Nurse Quits After 17 Years to Promote Natural Cures for
Natural Blaze - Valerie Warwick spent 17 years as an oncology
nurse and has recently made a major life change, quitting her
job, and beginning her new mission of helping people to
understand the link between nutrition and surviving cancer. What
would possess an oncology nurse to give up a lucrative career as
a cancer nurse to speak out publicly on behalf of nutrition and
natural medicines to cure this modern plague?
Christmas ornaments, children's toys found to be heavily
contaminated with toxic chemicals, heavy metals
(NaturalNews) 'Tis the season to be leery. Experts have issued a
series of warnings about several holiday decorations and
children's toys which have been found to be heavily contaminated
with heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, the items
aren't just limited to one small store; instead, they're linked
to a slew of popular chains. [...] listed by store, product and
toxicity levels, are as follows…
Amazing Story: How a Rescue Dog Saved His Owner from Breast Cancer
Natural Society - Conlin suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and
benign breast disease, she was used to getting lumps in her breast that
were nothing to really worry about. Her dog, Ted, was insistent upon a
certain lump that developed which could have taken her life. He would
cry and nuzzle her at on the same spot on her breast so much so that she
decided to get it checked out.
December 22, 2014 - Today in History:
1775 - A Continental naval fleet was organized in the rebellious
American colonies under the command of Ezek Hopkins.
1807 - The U.S. Congress passed the Embargo Act, designed to force peace
between Britain and France by cutting off all trade with Europe.
1864 - During the American Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent
a message to U.S. President Lincoln from Georgia. The message read, "I
beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."
1910 - U.S. Postal savings stamps were issued for the first time. They
were discontinued in 1914.
1941 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington
for a wartime conference with U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.
1961 - James Davis became the first U.S. soldier to die in Vietnam,
while U.S. involvement was still limited to the provision of military
1984 - New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot four black youths on a
Manhattan subway. Goetz claimed they were about to rob him.
1991 - The body of Lt. Col. William R. Higgins, an American hostage
murdered by his captors, was found along a highway in Lebanon.
1998 - A unit of RJR Nabisco pled guilty to attempting to smuggle
cigarettes into Canada.
2005 - Astronomers announced the discovery of two more rings encircling
the planet Uranus.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed a law allowing gays for the first
time in history to serve openly in America's military.
US to Fire Russians From its Embassies and Consulates, Swap for
Sputnik News - The US has opted to only hire American citizens for
supervisory positions in its embassies in Russia, and subject them to a
“thorough background check”, which will reduce its reliance on Russian
staff. Experts believe the move reflects growing suspicion towards
Russian citizens and is aimed at creating an agent network within the
Ukraine forms 'ministry of truth' to regulate the media
The Guardian - Ukraine has a new government ministry. This month, the
parliament voted to create a ministry of information policy that will be
led by Yuriy Stets, the head of the information security department of
the national guard. According to the new minister, the information war
against Russia cannot be won without it.
Slumping Russian ruble threatens German economy – top exec
RT - German companies doing business with Russia are suffering from the
weak ruble, as one in three companies will have to fire employees or
cancel its projects, the managing director of the Association of German
Chambers of Industry and Commerce warned.
US Escalates Campaign against North Korea
Global Research - The American public is asked to take on faith the
FBI’s declaration that it “now has enough information to conclude that
the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” The
statement continued: “North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict
significant harm on a US business and suppress the right of American
citizens to express themselves.” Such language is ironic coming from a
federal agency that plays a central role in the build-up of a police
state apparatus in America.
North Korea denies hacking Sony
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at
North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the
massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was
cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with North Korea,
which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered
new territory with the accusation that Pyongyang carried out an assault
on a major Hollywood entertainment company.
Pakistan hangs four more prisoners as execution campaign widens
The Guardian - Pakistan continued its retribution against terrorists on
Sunday with the execution of four more prisoners. The deaths followed
the executions of two other convicted terrorists on Friday amid seething
public anger at the massacre of 148 people in the city of Peshawar last
week… Prime minister Nawaz Sharif decided to abandon a six year
unofficial moratorium on executions following the attack on Army Public
School in Peshawar, though the decision imperils an EU trade deal.
Fukushima2020? Disaster-stricken area hopes to host Tokyo Olympic events
RT - Fukushima hopes to host some of the events for the 2020 Summer
Olympics in Tokyo to show the world that the worst days of the 2011
tsunami and nuclear disaster are behind it.
Male Ebola survivors told to abstain from sex for three months to avoid
(NaturalNews) Officials with the United Nations' World Health
Organization are warning that it is possible for the Ebola virus to
remain in semen for up to three months after a patient recovers, and as
such, male survivors of the dreaded disease should abstain from sex for
at least that long.
Sharyl Attkisson: CDC Is Tracking 1,400 Possible Ebola Cases in US Today
Gateway Pundit - Today, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson
responded to Politifact.
Attkisson noted that the media coverage of Ebola vanished after the
White House appointed a far left hack with expertise in revolutionary
politics as Ebola czar. Attkisson told Howard Kurtz on Media Buzz that
the CDC is hiding suspected cases from the American public.
Ebola kills Sierra Leone's most senior doctor
The Guardian - Sierra Leone’s most senior doctor has died of Ebola just
hours after an experimental drug to treat him arrived at Freetown’s
airport. Dr Victor Willoughby is the 11th of the country’s 120 doctors
to die from the virus, during an outbreak that has killed almost 7,000
U.S. News, Politics & Government
NYPD Shooting Eyewitness: People ‘Clapping and Laughing’
Breitbart - Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a
news conference at the Woodhull medical Center on Saturday
afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers
in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Meanwhile, an
eyewitness who spoke toThe Daily Beast said that ‘a lot of
people were clapping and laughing’ following the murder of the
two police officers. ‘Some were saying, “They deserved it,” and
another was shouting at the cops, “Serves them right because you
mistreat people!”’said the man, identified as Carlos.
Fmr FBI Asst Director: ‘Race Provocateurs’ Incited Violence
Daily Caller - Ronald T. Hosko — a former assistant director of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and current president of the
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund — issued a statement Sunday
condemning the brutal murder of two New York Police Department
officers and placing the blame for their deaths on “race
NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs On NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
Zero Hedge - Demonstrating just how frayed the relationship
between the NYC mayor's office is and the city's law enforcement
had gotten, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association issued a
statement for the use of police officers requesting that Mayor
de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito not
attend their funerals.
NYPD Officer Attacked in Precinct House, Suffers Broken Arm
Breitbart - The New York Police Department reported late Sunday
afternoon that a person off the street entered the 28th Precinct
station house in Manhattan and began attacking the officers. One
officer is reported to have suffered a broken arm in the
“I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house”: Gun Control PSA
Tells Kids to Steal Parents’ Guns, Turn Them in at School
Mac Slavo - Show and tell on your parents. Here’s the latest
plan to end gun violence – by encouraging concerned children to
steal their parents’ firearms from them and turn them in at
schools, or perhaps police precincts. Unbelievable, but it is
Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ –
Liberty Crier - Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is
able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows
because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers
rather than prosecute them.
Raul Castro thanks Obama, says Cuba will not abandon communism
Washington times - Three men who served long U.S. prison terms
for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba’s parliament
Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul
Castro declared that detente with Washington won’t change the
communist system he leads.
US Agribusiness Licking Its Chops Over Thawed Cuba Relations
Common Dreams - One group that appears to be licking its chops
over the newly-thawed relations between the United States and
Cuba is U.S. agribusiness. Though the change does not end the
embargo, the White House states that it does "authorize expanded
sales and exports of certain goods and services from the U.S. to
NYPD’s Cop Union: ‘We Have Become a Wartime Police Department’
after Two Officers Slain
Melissa Melton - The New York Police Department has declared
“war” after two officers were killed Saturday in their squad car
while taking part in an anti-terrorism drill by a gunmen said to
be taking revenge for the death of Eric Garner. The accused,
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who reportedly took his own life after the
killings, is said to be connected to the Black Guerilla Family
prison gang, who police recently warned were gunning for police.
Two More Cops Shot After Yesterday's Brutal New York "Execution"
Zero Hedge - Just a day after the premeditated execution of two
NYPD officers in New York by a deranged, suicidal psychopath,
two more police officers have been shot in America today. In
St.Louis, an off-duty officer was shot multiple times and
remains in critical condition while in Tarpon Springs, Florida,
45-year-old officer Charles Kondek - a 17-year-veteran and
father of 5 children - was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
Anti-police brutality rally paralyzes Mall of America (PHOTOS,
RT - Riot-equipped police have made at least two dozen arrests
after a massive rally in one of America's largest shopping
malls, where activists were protesting against racially charged
police violence and interrupting the last pre-Christmas shopping
Judge Orders Former Gun Store Owner to Hand Over His Facebook
Password. Guess What Happened When He Didn’t Do It
The Blaze - Alcede was ordered to hand over his Facebook page’s
password to the new owners when the business went bankrupt. He
refused to provide it and was subsequently arrested for contempt
of court on Wednesday.
Paul Craig Roberts – Russia To Unleash Ultimate Black Swan
Against The West
King World News - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts warned King World News
that the Russians are going to unleash what he called the
"ultimate black swan" against the West. Dr. Roberts also
discussed how a terrifying series of events would then bring the
Western financial system to it knees as the banking system
Chart Points To Massive Slow Down: "This Is The Biggest Collapse
In The 'Trade' Indicator Since Records Began"
The Daily Sheeple - … the Baltic Dry Index has become such a key
indicator of economic health and stability. It would stand to
reason, then, that if the value of the BDI is falling then a
slow-down in global trade is taking place. Prepare to be
shocked, because despite the glowing reports from the U.S.
government about the economic recovery, the Baltic Dry Index has
collapsed to nearly the same levels we saw in 2008.
These 15 Arguments Will Destroy Chemtrails Deniers
Activist Post - As we approach the end of another year let's
remember that humanity is now subjected to yet another full year
of spraying with metal particles. Not just humanity but all the
poor creatures on earth are being sprayed; every plant and every
tree, the bees and birds, the soil and all the little creatures
that live in it, even the fish and inhabitants of the sea are
suffering as aluminum, sulfur, barium and other toxic metals
pile on everywhere altering the pH of the soil, contaminating
the water and attacking the very essence of life on earth.
The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban
The Atlantic - The 184-page report, conducted by the New York
State Department of Health, cites potential environmental
impacts and health hazards as reasons for the ban. The research
incorporates findings from multiple studies conducted across the
country and highlights the following seven concerns...
N. Korea threatens US, demands apology for Obama’s ‘reckless
rumors’ of Sony hack
RT - N. Korea has demanded an apology from the US for
“recklessly” circulating an unsubstantiated rumor about
Pyongyang’s culpability in the recent Sony hack, warning the
“proportional” response promised by Obama will be met with the
“toughest counteraction.” The FBI report of the investigation
into the hack at the Sony Pictures Entertainment is based on
“intentional allegation rather than scientific evidence” of the
North Korean involvement, said the Policy Department of the
National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Military Reloads with Nanotech
MIT Technology Review - With funding from the U.S. government,
Sandia National Laboratories, the Los Alamos National
Laboratory, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are
researching how to manipulate the flow of energy within and
between molecules, a field known as nanoenergentics, which
enables building more lethal weapons such as “cave-buster bombs”
that have several times the detonation force of conventional
bombs such as the “daisy cutter” or MOAB (mother of all bombs).
Who really hacked Sony Pictures? It probably wasn't North Korea
ExtremeTech - Who do I think hacked Sony Pictures? Well, I don’t
think it was as simple or as clean cut as “North Korea did it.”
I think we’re either looking at a loose-knit group of hackers/hacktivists
(similar to Anonymous), or some kind of combination attack —
perhaps someone on the inside opened the door for North Korea to
get in, or alternatively a country like North Korea or China
found a hole in Sony’s security and then passed that
vulnerability along to some unaffiliated hackers.
Top FBI-Connected Cyber Crime Fighter Doubts #NorthKorea Behind
GotNews - In an exclusive interview with GotNews.com one of the
world’s leading cyber crime fighters doubts that North Korea was
behind the Sony hack. “I have specialized in investigating and
catching cyber criminals for nearly 15 years. This just doesn’t
make sense,” says Christopher Davis, a cyber security expert and
the only Canadian and one of the few non-FBI employees to
receive an FBI Director s Award.
HECTOR - The Six-Legged ''Stick Bug'' Robot That Mimics Nature
Tech Swarm - Research continues into robots that mimic nature.
Among those already in development are the following...
Birds sensed devastating US tornado and fled one day ahead
The Independent - Birds nesting on the path of an incoming
tornado, which devastated parts of the US, “evacuated” their
home one day before, scientists say. Geolocators attached to the
birds showed that they fled the Appalachian Mountains and flew
700km (400 miles) south to the Gulf of Mexico in April 2014. The
next day, a devastating wave of tornadoes spread across central
and southern US states, killing 35 people.
When the grocery store shelves are empty, this amazing Food
Rising invention will keep you well fed and nourished
(NaturalNews) I'm always amazed at how many sheeple blindly
believe food will magically appear on grocery store shelves day
after day, from now to eternity. The magnificent retail
presentation of food abundance at retail stores belies the fact
that what you see on the shelf is nearly the entire inventory
available at that store.
Health myth busted! Low-fat dairy promotes weight gain, heart
disease and diabetes
(NaturalNews) There's a reason why many of the people you see
regularly guzzling down diet sodas and opting for low- or
fat-free dairy when they order their morning lattes are some of
the most overweight, unhealthy people in society.Dairy products
that have been stripped of their natural fats and fatty acid
profiles not only promote unhealthy weight gain but also
increase a person's risk of developing heart disease, diabetes
and other related ailments.
Vitamin D Deficiency Significantly Raises Your Risk of Cancer
and All-Cause Mortality
Dr. Mercola - Researchers have also pointed out that increasing
levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent
chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout
the world each year.... Many books could be written about the
health benefits of vitamin D—far more than can be covered
here—but to summarize in broad strokes, optimizing your vitamin
D levels can help protect against...
Chinese licorice used in traditional medicine can prevent
(NaturalNews) For more than 4,000 years around the globe, parts
of Glycyrrhiza plants (licorice) have been used as a natural
sweetener as well as an herbal medicine to treat a range of
Candida albicans - The foundation of illness
(NaturalNews) The Candida connection with allergies, asthma, and
dermatitis has long been accepted. Current research suggests
Candida antigens may trigger celiac and Crohn's disease. Even
though these links of Candida to disease are acknowledged, the
conventional medical community is hesitant to understand and
accept the role of Candida in patients with multiple complaints
often labeled as either non-specific autoimmune disease or more
often as psychosomatic illness.
A salad a day, your best healthy New Year's resolution - recipe
(NaturalNews) If you were to make one dietary change this
year--just one - this one could change your life. Make a
resolution to eat raw, fresh, organic produce each day. Your
goal is to make raw produce 80% of your diet. For the majority,
this will be a radical change, but it doesn't have to be a
Research: Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals
Green Med Info - Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution
has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of
evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the
solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic.
Your Ability To Balance On One Leg Reflects Your Brain Health
Prevent Disease - Balancing on one leg may indicate if a person
is at risk of dementia or stroke, a study has found. Those who
struggle to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer, are at
increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and
reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people with no
clinical symptoms, according to new research in the American
Heart Association's journal Stroke.
Wild Blueberries Tackle Inflammatory Responses Associated With
Prevent Disease - Eating wild blueberries diminishes the adverse
effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study at the
University of Eastern Finland. For the first time, wild
blueberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood
pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses.
Bilberries (wild blueberries) are recognized as a good source of
flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, which have strong
antioxidative activity, some of which have antioxidant activity
shown in laboratory studies.
Florida City Mandates Non-GMO Vending Machines
Natural Society - The Mayor of Hollywood, Florida is every
working person’s hero for mandating that all city-owned vending
machines offer non-GMO, healthier snack choices. This decision
made by Mayor Peter Bober will positively affect all 45 city
vending machines and thousands of people who work in government
offices every day.
8 Natural Flu-Fighting Foods Your Kitchen (And Body) Need
Off the Grid News - Sometimes we get it. No matter how much we
try to prevent it, we end up catching the flu anyway. Once we
feel the flu’s achy, congested grip, many of us feel like giving
up, crawling in bed and saying goodbye to the world. Well, take
heart. You can help fight the flu with some everyday foods you
may have on your shelves or in your refrigerator right now. You
can eat well, and fight the flu at the same time.
Friday - December 19,
2014 - Today in History:
1777 - General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge, PA, to camp for the winter.
1842 - Hawaii's independence was recognized by the U.S.
1843 - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in
1957 - Air service between London and Moscow was inaugurated.
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.
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
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 Laden.
2003 - Images for the new design for the Freedom Tower at the World
Trade Center site were released.
2008 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed a $17.4 billion rescue
package of loans for ailing auto makers General Motors and Chrysler.
Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq
Yahoo News - The top U.S. commander for the mission in Iraq and Syria
said Thursday the next wave of American troops will begin moving into
Iraq in a couple of weeks, and cautioned that it will take at least
three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military.
Mass Stabbing in Australia Leaves Eight Children Dead: Reports
Sputnik News - Eight children, aged between 18 months and 15 years were
found stabbed to death on Friday in Cairns, Australia.
‘No borders in space’: Russian cosmonaut, US astronaut get ready for
longest ISS flight
RT - While tensions between the US and Russia are high, an astronaut and
a cosmonaut are “great friends, colleagues and professionals,” the pair
said ahead of their joint year-long ISS flight in preparation for a
manned Mars mission.
American troops battle ISIS for first time as they see off attempted
attack by militants on Iraqi base
Daily Mail - A number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's
very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted
to overrun an Iraqi military base. The militants attacked Ein al-Asad
military base on Sunday where more than 100 U.S. military support troops
are based. Despite launching the surprise attack just after midnight,
ISIS's offensive was swiftly repelled when U.S. troops and F18 jets
joined in the skirmish in support of the Iraqi Army.
Russia Has Begun Selling Its Gold, According To SocGen
Zero Hedge - "It appears possible that the Central Bank of Russia has
started to sell off some of its gold reserves in December, with some
sources reporting that official gold reserves dropped by $4.3 billion in
the first week of the month."
Russia crisis leaves banks around the world exposed by the billions
RT - Major banks across Europe, as well as the UK, US, and Japan, are at
major risk should the Russian economy default, according to a new study
by Capital Economics. The ING Group in the Netherlands, Raiffeisen Bank
in Austria, Societe General in France, UniCredit in Italy, and
Commerzbank in Germany, have all faced significant losses in the wake of
the ruble crisis. On Tuesday, the currency had its biggest fall in a
decade and a half, losing 20 percent, nearing the 27 percent drop it
experienced in 1998 that led to a default.
"It's A Huge Crisis" - The UK Oil Industry Is "Close To Collapse, People
Are Being Laid Off"
Zero Hedge - With great delight we present the latest blowback from
Obama's "brilliant" strategy to cripple Putin: in addition to the
default wave about to crush America's own shale industry, America's
biggest foreign ally and military partner when it comes to
"ideologically pure missions of liberation" - the UK, and specifically
its North Sea oil industry which according to the BBC is in a "crisis"
and according to Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers'
association Brindex, the industry was "close to collapse".
Europe to Pay More for US Gas Rather Than Russian: Energy Agency
Sputnik News - The executive director of the International Energy Agency
stated that the Europe’s plans to diversify energy supplies away from
Russian sources towards American LNG imports should not be dramatized,
as the price is higher than piped Russian gas.
Obama Signs Venezuela Sanctions Bill: White House
Sputnik News - “On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the President signed
into law the "Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of
2014," which imposes sanctions on persons, responsible for violations of
human rights in Venezuela,” the document released Thursday said.
Obesity can be viewed as disability – EU court
RT - Obese people can be considered disabled if extra weight hinders
their "full and effective participation in professional life," the EU
Court of Justice has ruled. The decision could have dramatic
consequences for employees across the continent.
Ebola Doctor’s Recovery Shows Promise of Resurrected Lung Drug
Bloomberg - An experimental drug that fights a condition called vascular
leak may play a role in helping people survive Ebola, said doctors in
Germany who used it to treat a fellow physician who contracted the virus
in West Africa.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
CIA: US unsuccessful in “targeted killings”
Press TV - US counterinsurgency programs and drone strikes
targeting militants in Iraq and Afghanistan have been
unsuccessful, shows a leaked CIA report.
The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings
The Nation - Human experimentation was a core feature of the
CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the
interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the
Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its
investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the
CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel
science and the identities of perpetrators.
Spokane Cop’s remarks on targeting ‘Constitutionalists’ Causes
Ben Swann - When asked to justify the purchase of Mine-Resistant
Ambush Protected (MRAP) military-style vehicles and to explain
when something like that would be used in the United States, and
not in a war zone, a sheriff’s deputy’s answer has caused people
to plan protests. Jerry Moffett, a deputy in Spokane County,
Wash., said, “We’ve got a lot of Constitutionalists and a lot of
people that stockpile weapons, a lot of ammunition. They have
weapons here locally.”
No Charges For California Officer Caught With 5 Pounds Of
Ben Swann - Robin Lipetzky, the county’s chief public defender,
told the Raw Story, “They are cutting him some slack because
he’s a police officer… Anybody else found with 5 pounds of
marijuana in their possession, I don’t care who that is, that
person is going to be charged with a crime.”
Flashback: Court Rules You CAN Be ‘Too Smart’ to Be a Cop
Melissa Melton - Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate,
scored a 33 on an intelligence test he took as part of the
application process to become a police officer in the town of
New London, Connecticut. The score meant Jordan had an IQ of
125. The average score for police officers was a 21-22, or an IQ
of 104. New London would only interview candidates who scored
between 20 and 27.
Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America
Daily Mail - A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates
of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with
firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in
blue are obese, according to a study in the American Journal of
Thieves Yell "Police" Before Invading Home, Shooting and Robbing
Activist Post - Opportunistic thieves now seem to recognize that
they can take advantage of people's perception of authority in
police and the prevalence of violent police raids. SWAT's
no-knock home invasions are increasingly used to serve
non-violent drug warrants. This tactic conditions the public to
stand down when masked thugs barge through their front doors.
California Highway Patrol Describes Itself as “Paramilitary
Paul Joseph Watson - America’s largest police agency, the
California Highway Patrol, is now officially describing itself
as a “paramilitary organization,” a revelation that will
undoubtedly feed into concerns that the militarization of
domestic law enforcement is intensifying. The CHP’s adoption of
this term is now so prevalent that the organization is openly
using it as a recruiting tool for new employees.
Obama to Create Task Force for Communities to Gain Trust in US
Sputnik News - President Barack Obama signed an executive order
Thursday that sets up the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing”
to determine how to strengthen the public’s and local
communities trust for law enforcements…. The 11-member group,
officially entitled “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” will
work with different federal and local leaders and organizations
to listen to their testimonies and recommendations on how to
gain back the public’s trust in law enforcement.
Tennessee City Outlaws First Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - In South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, the city council
recently voted 4-1 to approve an “all-inclusive” social
networking policy aimed at discouraging criticism of the
government. It outlaws the exercise of the First Amendment for
all city elected representatives, appointed board members,
employees, volunteers, vendors, contractors and anyone
associated with the town in an official capacity who uses social
networks, according to Ryan Lewis, writing for the Times Free
Breaking News: Maui Wins Battle Against Monsanto over New GMO
Natural Society - An attorney for the SHAKA Movement in Hawaii
that has been trying to uphold a democratically voted moratorium
on GMOs on the island of Maui reports that residents and
activists have won. An intervention in a federal lawsuit that
was brought on by Monsanto and Dow trying to push their
genetically modified agenda on islanders will not go through.
Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is
Heading In 2015
Economic Collapse - Do you want to know if the stock market is
going to crash next year? Just keep an eye on junk bonds. Prior
to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, high yield debt
collapsed first. And as you will see below, high yield debt is
starting to crash again. The primary reason for this is the
price of oil. The energy sector accounts for approximately 15 to
20 percent of the entire junk bond market, and those energy
bonds are taking a tremendous beating right now.
The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent
budget cuts enacted by Congress
Politico - The agency estimates each closed day would save $29
million. The news comes a day after Koskinen in an email warned
IRS employees that overtime would be suspended and a hiring
freeze enacted. He also said more tough news would likely follow
as IRS leadership negotiates with the National Treasury
Employees Union, particularly because personnel costs comprise
about 75 percent of the IRS costs.
Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family
The Global Elite - “Give me control over a nations currency, and
I care not who makes its laws” – Baron M.A. Rothschild
Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone
of the internet
The Verge - A leaked legal memo reveals a plan for blacklisting
pirate sites at the ISP level. Most anti-piracy tools take one
of two paths: they either target the server that’s sharing the
files (pulling videos off YouTube or taking down sites like The
Pirate Bay) or they make it harder to find (delisting offshore
sites that share infringing content). But leaked documents
reveal a frightening line of attack that’s currently being
considered by the MPAA: What if you simply erased any record
that the site was there in the first place?
White House Confirms Sony Hack Is "National Security" Matter,
Merits "Appropriate Response"
Zero Hedge - Absent YouTube clips of young North Korean hackers
actually attacking Sony, the Obama administration appears to
have made up its unequivocal mind that they are responsible...
(even as they say the Sony hack origin is still under
VIDEO: Sony Hack: What They’re Not Telling You
Paul Joseph Watson - The White House claims North Korea is
responsible for the Sony hack; Here’s what they’re not telling
Here are the companies that want to charge you $2,500-$100,000
for negative reviews
Techdirt - The best defense against these clauses is a good
offense: public shaming. Perhaps a little advance adverse
notoriety will result in the yanking of these clauses, and those
formerly deploying these will actually learn to engage in open
and honest feedback using the original definitions of those
Pregnancy Mistake Can "Poison" Your Child's Brain - Linked to Autism and
Dr. Mercola - Scientists think this could be abnormal in children with
autism and delayed development. Lets toxicity flow into your child's
brain... also messes up the expression of mitochondrial uncoupling
protein 2 (UCP2) in mice - affecting brain function even in adulthood.
Do this now to help prevent it.
6 simple steps to health that you can start now
(NaturalNews) We are quickly approaching New Year's Day and the annual
accounting that accompanies it. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions
last year? The year before? Most of the time, resolutions focus on
Obama Increases Allowable Levels of Radiation in Drinking Water
Natural Society - A Japanese government official has reported, “I was
overwhelmed by the amount of contaminated water coming from the
reactors, we must dump it in the ocean.” This isn’t such great news for
the US since President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) recently gave their approval for “dramatically raising permissible
radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological
incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs.”
Pincushion Pregnancy: New Data on the DTaP Vaccine
Green Med Info - Despite evidence of inefficacy and risk associated not
only with active spread of infection, but with the hazards of aluminum
AND mercury, the DTaP vaccine is recommended to pregnant women as of
2012. As is the nature of the vaccination program, there is no regard
for personal history, immunologic risk factors, or lifestyle.
The Vaccine Conundrum: Problems and Solutions
Natural Blaze - This is part two in a two-part series...
PART 1. There are two major drawbacks to the current vaccination
doctrine that have not been explored very well in the debates. They are
about the evolution of vaccine-resistant microbes and about
over-stimulation of the immune system.
Parents Find Injury to Baby After Daycare, Doctor Visit Results in CPS
Removing all 3 Children
Health Impact News - Three children removed from family home when the
parents reported a cut on the baby’s tongue to doctor after picking up
from daycare. A South Dakota couple still can’t figure it out. All they
know is their three children, all under 3 years old, have been taken
away for reasons they cannot fully explain because it makes no sense to
them. They also have no idea how to get their children back from Child
Protective Services (CPS).
December 18, 2014 - Today in History:
1787 - New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S.
1862 - The first orthopedic hospital was organized in New York City. It
was called the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled.
1865 - Slavery was abolished in the United States with the 13th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution being ratified.
1903 - The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in perpetuity' by the U.S.
for an annual rent.
1912 - The discovery of the Piltdown Man in East Sussex was announced.
It was proved to be a hoax in 1953.
1915 - U.S. President Wilson, widowed the year before, married Edith
Bolling Galt at her Washington home.
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. Senate and then officially proposed the states.
1940 - Adolf Hitler signed a secret directive ordering preparations for
a Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Operation "Barbarossa" was launched
in June 1941.
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.
1972 - The United States began the heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
during the Vietnam War. The attack ended 12 days later.
1996 - Despite a U.N. truce, factional fighting in the Somali capital of
Mogadishu, broke out in which at least 300 fighters and civilians were
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 begun.
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. A design expected by January 31, 2003.
2009 - James Cameron's movie "Avatar" was released in the United States.
On January 26, the movie became the highest-grossing film worldwide.
Putin: Russian economy will inevitably bounce back, 2 years in worst
RT - The Russian economy is to start growing again in 2 years in the
worst case scenario, President Vladimir Putin said at his annual press
conference. Russia, which is facing recession, is ready to fight the
impending crisis, as it did in 2008, he said.
* Read More:
Putin's 2014 Q&A marathon LIVE UPDATES
Power Moves: US-Cuba Deal Isolates And Weakens Russia
Blacklisted News - As if tensions between the United States and Russia
were not high enough, the Russian government-owned oil corporation
Rosneft is now seeking a major oil deal with Cuba. At the World
Petroleum Congress in Moscow, Rosneft met with Cuban Deputy Minister of
Energy and Mines, Ruben Cid, to discuss new oil fields right in
China Prepares To Bailout Russia
Zero Hedge - The South China Morning Post then hinted in a story
entitled "Russia may seek China help to deal with crisis," which which
noted that Russia could fall back on its 150 billion yuan ($24 billion)
currency swap agreement with China if the ruble continues to plunge,
that was signed in October. Furthermore, two bankers close to the PBOC
reportedly said the swap-line was meant to reduce the role of the US
dollar if China and Russia need to help each other overcome a liquidity
squeeze. Is 'isolated' Russia about to be bailed out by the world's
largest economy China?
Next Round of EU Sanctions Targets Crimea
Russia Insider - The European Union is to ban all investment in Crimea,
annexed by Russia in March, to keep up the pressure on Moscow and show
that the issue is not being forgotten, EU diplomatic sources said
Tuesday. The export of EU-made goods for the transport, telecom, energy
and oil and gas exploration sectors in Crimea will also be halted, the
sources said. In addition, tourism services will be banned and cruise
ships will be barred from calling at Crimean ports, they said.
U.S. slaps sanctions on Swiss, Dutch companies over Syria
(Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Dutch
and Swiss oil trading firms for their dealings with the Syrian
government, which has been engaged in bloody civil war with opposition
Obama Signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act: Psaki
Sputnik News - State Department’s spokesperson Jen Psaki announced that
US President Barack Obama signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act,
providing lethal and non-lethal aid to the Ukrainian government and
imposing a new round of economic sanctions on Russia’s defense, energy
and finance sectors.
World Bank to Increase Assistance to Ukraine: US Official
Sputnik News - US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland stated
Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank
will increase the financial assistance for Ukraine to help to fill a
fiscal hole of $10-15 billion.
Russian Foreign Ministry Hopes US Realizes Futility of Sanctions
Sputnik News - "It is specific that the US president has recognized the
futility of years of trying to "isolate" Cuba. It is left to hope that
Washington will be quick to realize the futility of similar sanctions
pressure on other countries," the ministry said.
Sydney Siege Aftermath: Australian Government Seeks More Anti Terrorism
Brandon Turbeville - Right on schedule, following a high profile
terrorist attack, the government of Australia is now “investigating new
security laws” and other methods that can be used to gut the civil
liberties, privacy, and general way of life of Australian citizens. Only
a day after the Sydney Siege, Australian “lawmakers,” intelligence
agencies, legal branches, and other government officials sprung into
action in order to discuss the possibility of passing yet another law
allowing the collection and housing of telecommunication and Internet
data of Australian citizens.
ISIS’ Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory
Tony Cartalucci - It was reported recently that Germany’s broadcaster
Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of
trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing into
Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State”
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola virus ravages country
(NaturalNews) According to the AFP, state officials are prohibiting any
public displays or celebrations of Christmas, citing escalating Ebola
rates in what has been declared to be the worst Ebola outbreak in
history. Citizens of Sierra Leone will be required to stay indoors and
will be promptly ushered back into their homes if caught in the streets.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
For Truly Better Relations with Cuba, Open the Door and Get Out
of the Way!
Ron Paul - […] I have a better suggestion if the US truly wants
Cuba to become a free and prosperous country: the US government
should completely remove all restrictions on US citizens and
then step aside. American tourists, businessmen, students, and
scholars can do far more to promote real American values than
bureaucrats, government-funded NGOs, and US-funded propaganda
broadcasts. A better future for the United States and Cuba
simply requires our government opening the door and getting the
heck out of the way!
Cop's Act of Kindness Toward Shoplifting Grandma
Yahoo News - When Tarrant, Alabama Police Officer William Stacy
was called to the Dollar General store on Saturday, December 6,
he wasn’t especially surprised. “We get shoplifting calls at
Dollar General all the time,” he tells Yahoo Parenting. “Usually
people are stealing things like makeup or phone chargers – not
things they need to get by.” So when Stacy arrived to find
47-year-old Helen Johnson stealing eggs to feed her two
daughters, her niece, and two young grandkids, he knew this
incident was different.
Signed or not? White House contradicts State Dept. on new
RT - President Barack Obama has already signed a bill opening
the way for more economic sanctions against Russia, according to
a State Department spokesperson. A White House representative
however said the bill is not yet signed. The bill was expected
to be signed “by the end of the week” despite some concerns
about its contents, according to White House press secretary
Josh Earnest’s statement in Tuesday.
Obama tries ‘new approach’ on Cuba with normalized trade
relations and diplomacy between Washington and Havana for the
first time in a half-century
Daily Mail - President Barack Obama declared the end of
America’s ‘outdated approach’ to Cuba Wednesday, announcing the
re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and
travel ties with the communist island – a historic shift in U.S.
policy that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War
enmity. ‘Isolation has not worked,’ Obama said in remarks from
the White House. ‘It’s time for a new approach.
Lawsuit: ‘Thousands’ of Babies Kidnapped By County CPS
Mikael Thalen - Speaking with the Courthouse News Service, the
Plaintiffs’ attorney, Shawn McMillan, said that he “uncovered an
alarming trend” when investigating similar cases in the area the
year prior. “County child welfare agencies regularly subvert the
constitutional rights of parents and children by seizing
children from their parents when there is no danger to the
child, and in fact no need to seize the child at all,” McMillan
told Courthouse News. “The class action is designed to address a
procedural problem. They [Riverside County social workers] as a
matter of course don’t get warrants before seizing kids.”
Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland
First Look News - In just a few days, the Army will launch the
first of two massive blimps over Maryland, the last gasp of an
18-year-long $2.8-billion Army project intended to use giant
airships to defend against cruise missiles. And while the blimps
may never stave off a barrage of enemy missiles, their ability
to spot and track cars, trucks and boats hundreds of miles away
is raising serious privacy concerns.
There Is Hope In Understanding That A Great Economic Collapse Is
Economic Collapse - My point is that there is hope in
understanding what is ahead of us, and there is hope in getting
prepared. … The millions of people that have absolutely no idea
what is coming and have made absolutely no preparations are
going to be absolutely blindsided by the coming economic
collapse. Just like the 1930s, we are going to see people
jumping out of windows and jumping in front of trains. Others
will sink into a state of despair so deep that nobody will ever
be able to shake them out of it. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Gas Prices Will Spike in California Jan. 1 Due to Cap-and-Trade
Breitbart - AB 32, passed in 2006 and signed by former Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger, was intended to reduce “global warming”
by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels. As
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly noted, CARB slipped a tax into the
program that will force refiners and importers to buy carbon
credits. Not only will drivers be hurt at the pump, but the
ripple effect of the price increase for transportation will also
inflate the prices of fresh produce and household goods. The
bill will be implemented January 1, 2015.
WHERE THE INFLATION IS: Breaking Down the Consumer Price Index
into 8 Subcategories
EPJ - Note: Paul Krugman thinks this is deflation.
$4.20 Per Pound: Price of Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record
CNS News - The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed
to another record high — $4.201 per pound — in the United States
in November, according to data released today by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS).
Buffett’s Smart-Grid Idea Takes Over Your Washing Machine
Bloomberg - Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to
wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in the U.K
does. Buffett’s Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. is working with
Siemens AG (SIE) to test a so-called smart grid that has the
ability to control when consumer appliances will be used in the
New York state to ban fracking for natural gas
Ars Technica - Today, the health commissioner of the state of
New York, Howard Zucker, announced that he has completed a study
into the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing for the recovery
of natural gas. Although there are few demonstrated health
risks, Zucker noted that there are a great many uncertainties
about the process, and these make it impossible to design
intelligent regulations that minimize potential risks. As a
result, the state will ban the practice indefinitely.
Is Cyberattack on Sony Disruptive Enough to Constitute an Act of
War Against US?
Breitbart - The government of North Korea’s suspected
involvement in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures
Entertainment has not been officially confirmed. North Korea is
suspected of hacking Sony in retaliation for an American comedy
film about a fictional assassination attempt on leader.
7 Ways to Lighten Your Bug Out Bag
Daily Sheeple - Over time in our efforts to be prepared for
anything, we have lost sight of what this bag is for and traded
common sense for comfort at the expense of weight.
16 Important Rules of Survival and Preparedness
Natural Blaze - Having a survival mindset means you are always
ready to take on new challenges, right? Although I fully believe
that new challenges are a good thing, it is sometimes downright
frustrating to recognize that prep as we do, we are never really
5 benefits of mulberries for skin, hair and health
(NaturalNews) The concept of superfoods emerged on the radar of
health and beauty experts just a few short years ago.
Remarkably, in that brief period the hidden benefits of several
common food products came to light. Coupled with scientific
Diabetes Ages Your Brain Five Years Faster Than Normal
Dr. Mercola - One of many debilitating health problems
associated with type 2 diabetes is a higher risk for dementia.
According to one recent study, diabetes ages your brain about
five years faster than normal. People who are diagnosed with
diabetes in their 50s are at a significantly heightened risk for
mental decline by the time they’re 70…. Avoiding sugar (and
processed fructose in particular) is imperative for preventing
insulin/leptin resistance. Exercise is also important for
normalizing your insulin and leptin sensitivity.
City Goes Fluoride-Free for Christmas — Overturning a 60-Year
Public Health Hazard Law
Natural Society - As of December 31, the City of Prince George,
British Columbia, Canada will be fluoride-free for the first
time since October 4, 1954 – finally escaping from municipal
water fluoridation toxicity in 60 years. Most developed nations
in the world have rejected fluoridation, including 97% of
western Europe. This, while the United States fluoridates more
than 70% of its water supplies.
How to naturally cure tooth decay and gum disease
(NaturalNews) If you're weary of high dentist bills -- as well
as exposure to X-rays, fluoride and toxic fillings -- a natural
and straightforward approach to dental health comes as a welcome
relief. Considering that amalgam fillings are one of the top
sources of heavy metal exposure today, with supposedly "safer"
plastic options leaching a slew of noxious compounds like BPA,
it's no wonder that people are fed up with the conventional
"drill and fill" approach. As luck would have it, it's
Stronger More Toxic Gardasil Vaccine Approved by FDA: Will More
Girls Suffer and Die?
Health Impact News - The FDA has just approved the use of a
reportedly "new and improved" version of Gardasil, which will be
marketed as Gardasil 9. According to the FDA approval letter,
this action was taken without consultation with VRBPAC (the
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee)
which is responsible for reviewing and evaluating data
concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of
vaccines and related biological products.
4 Ways to Keep From Losing Your Eyesight (Cataracts)
Green Med Info - The human eye is uniquely equipped to stay
young in appearance and health late into life (thanks to the
heightened expression of the enzyme telomerase) but not without
25 Homemade Coffee Creamers and Syrups (without the nasty
Natural Blaze - Places like Starbucks have taken flavored
coffees to whole new level. At my local grocery store, there’s
an entire refrigerated unit dedicated to decadent flavored
creamers. Unfortunately, those creamers are rife with chemicals,
including artificial flavors and neurotoxins like aspartame and
sucralose. You certainly aren’t giving someone a “treat” by
putting that stuff in their coffee.
Cranberry ginger holiday tea
STEPin2 - This cranberry ginger holiday tea will cleanse the
kidneys, detox the body, and provide warmth during the cold
December 17, 2014 - 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 specifications.
1957 - The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas
intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
1969 - The U.S. Air Force closed its Project "Blue Book" by concluding
that there was no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind
thousands of UFO sightings.
1975 - Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on
the life of U.S. President Ford.
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.
1992 - Israel deported over 400 Palestinians to Lebanese territory in an
unprecedented mass expulsion of suspected militants.
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.
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 director.
2005 - President George W. Bush acknowledged he'd personally authorized
a secret eavesdropping program in the U.S. following Sept. 11.
EU court removes Hamas from terror blacklist
RT - The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant
group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes
over four years after Hamas appealed its terror designation before the
Palestine pursues UN bid amid threat of US veto
Press TV - The Palestinians will present a bid for statehood to the UN
Security Council (USNC) on Wednesday amid reports that Washington and
Tel Aviv are formulating a joint position against the Palestinian move
at the headquarters of the world body, where the US has persistently
used its veto privilege to block any resolution not favored by the
Israel's Arrow 3 missile system fails interception test
Press TV - The test failure is said to be the latest setback for the
system which Tel Aviv has presented as its counter-punch to Iran. Arrow
3, an advanced US-supported system, has been built to intercept incoming
ballistic missiles which fly above the Earth's atmosphere. Israel has
been the largest recipient of US military assistance since World War
Two. The US gives more than three billion dollars in direct aid to the
Israeli military each year. This accounts for one-fifth of America’s
entire foreign aid budget.
Pentagon confirms military buildup along Russian borders for ‘peace and
RT - The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s
borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier
Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence
flights in the border zone.
Russia has enough resources to reverse ruble crisis – Medvedev
RT - "We will coordinate actions”, he said, specifying that it would
include an increase in foreign exchange bank refinancing, and balancing
demand and supply of foreign currency through increasing provision of
foreign currency liquidity if necessary. Medvedev admitted there are
certain fundamental factors behind the weakening ruble, like lower oil
prices and no access to international financial markets, but said the
psychological factor is huge.
Apple halts online sales to Russia as the ruble plunges in value
The Verge - According to reporters at Bloomberg, Over the last twelve
months the value of the ruble has plunged more than 50 percent against
the dollar, destabilizing the Russian economy. That drop was already
making it difficult for ordinary Russian citizens to purchase imported
goods, but Apple's move shows things may get far worse, as foreign
companies decide to stop accepting a currency that has been rapidly
shedding value with each passing week.
Goldman Sachs: $1 Trillion in Oil Projects at Risk Because of Falling
EPJ - Goldman has examined 400 oil and gas fields around the world, many
of which are still awaiting a final investment decision. Its analysis,
based on a $70 oil price, shows that fields representing 2.3m b/d of
output by 2020 and awaiting a green light have now become uneconomic,
Ruble plummets losing more than 20% in a day, hitting new dollar and
RT - No end seems to be in sight for the plight of the Russian ruble,
which slumped to new record lows against hard currencies Tuesday. The
EUR traded at 93.5 against the ruble, and the USD at 75. The Russian
stock market also went haywire, dropping more than 15 percent as of
2:30pm Moscow time, after it dropped 11 percent the day before. Sberbank,
the country's largest lender, lost 17.77 percent, and VTB, the second
biggest bank, fell by 14.29 percent. State-owned oil and gas companies
Gazprom, Rosneft, and Surgut also saw shares plummet.
The Engineered Fall of the Russian Ruble
Kurt Nimmo - Saudi Arabia, the most influential member of OPEC, and the
United States are working together to destroy the Russian economy and
destabilize the country. Despite the best efforts of the Russian central
bank, the ruble is experiencing a dramatic fall. “We are seeing an
economic crisis,” Natalia V. Akindinova, a professor at the Higher
School of Economics, told the New York Times on Tuesday. “We are seeing
a sharp devaluation of the ruble at a time when the central bank doesn’t
have the reserves to influence the market, as it did in the past
collapse prompts Moscow shopping spree
CNBC News - Russians hurried to change their savings and pensions into
dollars and euros while also stocking up on furniture and jewellery as
the rouble's collapse accelerated. Their mounting concern was reflected
on Tuesday morning in the red lights of the currency exchange booths
that dot the city, which were ticking over to show ever weaker rouble
Who Gets Citgo's Assets If Venezuela Defaults?
Bloomberg - Venezuela’s bondholders have long held that if the South
American country ever defaulted, they’d be able to seize its refineries
and almost 6,000 gas stations in the U.S. That notion is starting to
unravel, just as plunging oil prices, a collapsing economy and dwindling
foreign reserves have made swaps traders almost certain that Venezuela
will renege on its obligations in the next five years.
‘Human microwave’: China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable
RT - China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be
used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is
on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical
difficulties and the potential public backlash.... Using a similar
principle to a microwave oven it incites movement in the fat and water
molecules located just below the skin surface, making the target feel
like they are burning from the inside. As soon as the target steps away
from the ray, the pain ceases, purportedly leaving no damage to nerve
endings and blood vessels, which are located deeper below the epidermis.
serum supply reaches Liberia
BBC - Liberia has begun treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a
treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors. Doctors hope the
experimental treatment could help combat the virus that has been
sweeping West Africa and killing thousands of people. Up to 13 December,
6,841 people had been reported as having died from the disease.
Better Ebola Tests Expected Within Months
VOA News - New diagnostic tests to more rapidly and simply detect Ebola
could be available for use in the West Africa epidemic in the next few
months, the World Health Organization and partner agencies say. It now
takes between nine hours and four days to get confirmation of a
suspected case of Ebola in West Africa. By any measure, this is too long
because the virus spreads quickly and more infections can occur while
awaiting test results.
Justice targets Ebola-based discrimination
Washington Times - The Justice Department is working to stem what it
describes as an increase in discrimination tied to the Ebola outbreak,
issuing guidelines Monday prohibiting any bullying or harassment based
on a perception that certain people or groups might carry the virus.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US sanctions bill to cement Russia-China alliance: Dennis
Press TV - Kucinich, former US Representative from Ohio, wrote
in an article published by Truthdig on Tuesday that the recent
sanctions bill is “hydra-headed incubator of poisonous
conflict.” “The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a
week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to
cement a Russia-China alliance against Western hegemony,”
Kucinich said. He also noted that the anti-Russia legislation
would undermine “long-term America’s financial and physical
security by handing the national treasury over to war
Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'
USA Today - President Obama has issued a form of executive
action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any
other president in history — using it to take unilateral action
even as he has signed fewer executive orders. When these two
forms of directives are taken together, Obama is on track to
take more high-level executive actions than any president since
Harry Truman battled the "Do Nothing Congress" almost seven
decades ago, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential
Arizona Sheriff: Obama Amnesty Will Apply To 20 MILLION Illegals
Steve Watson - A County Sheriff in Arizona has warned that the
President’s executive order on immigration could see as many as
twenty million illegal immigrants provided amnesty. Appearing on
Your World With Neil Cavuto, Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul
Babeu pointed to a memo written by the Secretary of Homeland
Security, Jeh Johnson, which cited the 20 million figure. “The
fact is it’s not just the 5 million that President Obama
promised.” Babeu explained.
Black Helicopters Descend on Dallas For Special Forces Drill
Paul Joseph Watson - The maneuvers were part of preparedness
training for U.S. Special Operations Forces, exercises which
will continue for the next two weeks, Dallas police confirmed,
adding that the exact locations of the drills would not be
disclosed. “If any members of the public learn of the training
locations, we ask the public to remain clear of these areas
while training is conducted,” according to a press release.
Suspected Pennsylvania killer of 6 found dead as schools close,
RT - Bradley William Stone, the Iraq War veteran suspected of
killing at least six people, was found dead near his home
Tuesday, officials say. The victims were found at three separate
locations in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County on Monday. Stone
killed his ex-wife and five of her family members before going
on the run. The ex-Marine was found in the woods near his
Pennsburg home around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Montgomery
County District Attorney's Office.
New Date Rape Prevention Tools Exist—But the FDA Is Blocking
Their Development and Sale
Alliance for Natural Health - This spring, a group of four
engineering students at North Carolina State University
announced they had developed a fingernail polish that changes
color when it comes into contact with drugs like Rohypnol (“roofies”),
Xanax, and GHB, which rapists commonly put into women’s drinks.
Bush v. Clinton In 2016? New World Order Dream Matchup Being
Touted As ‘Inevitable’
Michael Snyder - The next presidential election is still nearly
two years away, and yet the mainstream media is already telling
Americans who they are supposed to vote for. Now that Jeb Bush
has all but officially declared that he is running for
president, a “dream matchup” between Bush and Hillary Clinton is
being touted as “inevitable”.
Courts rule Philadelphia man must pay $280,000 that he does not
(NaturalNews) Commonwealth Court imposed the order for $280,772
in taxes on Nathan Lerner, even though city officials had
acknowledged on the record that the tax bill he received was a
"jeopardy assessment" that was based on pure fabrication. "The
problem is that Lerner didn't follow the right procedural course
in challenging it, a Commonwealth Court panel found in a ruling
issued [recently]. And so, the state judges determined, he's
stuck with that unfounded tax tab,".
First Public Court Challenge to NSA Data Collection From
Activist Post - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will
argue on Friday before a federal court that the National
Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by
copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the
Internet backbone. The hearing on a motion for partial summary
judgment in Jewel v. NSA will be at 9 am on Dec. 19 before Judge
Jeffrey White at the federal courthouse in Oakland.
NASA built $349 mn facility for already closed space program
RT - In what some see as symbolic of an often-aimless space
program, NASA was allowed to complete construction of a
$343-million rocket-testing tower in Mississippi even after the
structure’s mission was cancelled in 2010. The A-3 test stand,
which will require $700,000 a year to maintain despite its lack
of utility, was finally finished in June near Gulfport,
Mississippi after about seven years of work.
Spending Bill Will Extend Internet Tax Ban
National Journal - Lawmakers have settled on a one-year
extension of the ban on Internet access taxes, likely setting up
another fight over online-sales tax in 2015. The congressional
spending bill also seeks to limit the administration's ability
to give up control of the Internet's domain name system, and
includes additional funding for both the Privacy and Civil
Liberties Oversight Board and the Patent and Trademark Office.
And Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met with Senate Republicans to
talk shop on immigration, patents and data privacy.
Sony hit with class action suit over hacked employee info
RT - Former and current Sony employees filed a lawsuit against
the Hollywood studio this week over the high-profile computer
system hack that continues to cause sensitive stolen documents
to end up on the web.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Washington Bill Would Start to Nullify Federal Ban on Hemp
10th Amendment Center - A bill prefiled in the Washington State
senate this week would authorize the farming, production, and
sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the
federal prohibition on the same once put into effect.... SB5012
states unequivocally that “industrial hemp is an agricultural
product that may be grown, produced, possessed, and commercially
traded in the state.”
What’s the Real Cause of Heart Attacks?
Thomas S. Cowan, MD - Bypass surgery provides minimal benefit
for most people, as sites that are over 90 percent blocked in
almost all cases compensate for the blockage by developing
collateral blood vessels. Most heart attacks are likely caused
by an imbalance in your central nervous system (CNS) and your
autonomic (or unconscious) nervous system (ANS), which controls
the function of our internal organs
Antibiotics cause woman to burn from the inside out, skin falls
(NaturalNews) If ever there was a situation to prove, once
again, that taking another person's medication can produce
life-threatening results, it's the unfortunate story of
California college student Yassmeen Castanada. The mother of a
four-month-old daughter is wrapped entirely in bandages, 70
percent of her body covered in blisters from head to toe as she
suffers from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a very rare condition
that can occur from a drug reaction.
Three power foods that can help treat sinus infections
(NaturalNews) Fortunately, the natural world provides us with
many foods that are effective at cleaning the sinuses and
killing the bacteria and viruses responsible for these issues.
This articles contains a list of the best of these foods.
44 Reasons Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer
Green Med Info - Is there a connection between cell phones and
cancer? Here are 44 reasons to believe that cell phones can
Ways To Reduce The Cancer-Causing Effects of Cell Phones
Green Med Info - ver since the World Health Organization
admitted in 2011 that cell phone radiation is "possibly
carcinogenic," and may be contributing to the global uptick in
brain cancer cases, its far harder to label someone a
hypochondriac for being concerned about the health consequences
of exposure. In fact, one study cited in their report showed a
40% increased risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy
users (reported average: 30 minutes per day over a 10-year
period) – not exactly a small effect.
How Diet Sodas Mess With Your Brain (Video)
Natural Society - Numerous studies have drawn a link between
various illnesses and diet sodas – or at least with the
artificial sweeteners. Research has found that drinking these
beverages can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, blood
pressure, heart disease, and even obesity – a primary issue many
are trying to avoid by choosing the drink. So is diet soda bad
for you? You bet.
Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs may Claim 10 Million Lives and
$100 Trillion by 2050
Natural Society - There is no question that antibiotics have
lent a helping hand in treating various ailments, but now this
modern medicine is fueling an issue that was perhaps never
considered before. Since their introduction, antibiotics have
slowly been fueling the development of superbugs – bacteria that
are completely resistant to our conventional treatments. In
fact, a recently released report says that superbugs could claim
10 million lives each year as well as $100 trillion by 2050.
Extra vitamin E may protect elderly from getting common
Natural Blaze - Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a
bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia.
Microbiologists and nutrition researchers from Tufts University
report that the extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice's
immune system. The findings, published online in advance of
print in the The Journal of Immunology, show promise for studies
investigating the effects of vitamin E and infection in humans.
Animals instinctively turn to natural medicine to improve their
(NaturalNews) When animals get sick, the last thing they think
of doing is heading down to the local CVS for a prescription.
New research published in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that animals both wild and
domestic instinctively seek out natural remedies when illness
besets them, demonstrating the true power of nature as medicine.
- December 16, 2014 - 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 fire.
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 imperialism."
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
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
2000 - Researchers announced that information from NASA's Galileo
spacecraft indicated that Ganymede appeared to have a liquid saltwater
ocean beneath a surface of solid ice. Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, is
the solar system's largest moon. The discovery is considered important
since water is a key ingredient for life.
2000 - President-elect George W. Bush selected Colin Powell to be the
first African-American secretary of state. Powell was sworn in January
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
Hurricane 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
2009 - Iran test-fired a missile capable of hitting Israel and parts of
The “Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the “Sydney Siege”
Tony Cartalucci - Another embarrassing chapter has unfolded for Western
intelligence and security communities in the wake of the so-called
“Sydney Siege.” The suspect named by the media as “Man Haron Monis” also
has gone by the names “Manteghi Boroujerdi” and “Mohammad Hassan
Manteghi” and was an individual now confirmed to have long been on the
radar of the Australian government, media, law enforcement, and court
system since his arrival on Australian shores almost two decades ago.
Kerry to press Palestinian negotiator on statehood bid: Report
Press TV - According to AFP, US Secretary of State John Kerry will try
to persuade Palestinians not to rush ahead with a draft UN resolution to
end the Israeli occupation. The top US diplomat is scheduled to hold
talks with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and the secretary
general of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi, in London on Tuesday.
Israel fumes at Europe over Palestine
More than 130 killed by Taliban in Pakistan army school seizure
RT - More than 130 people, most of them students, have been killed and
at least 122 others injured in a Taliban seizure of a military-run
school in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, according to provincial
Despite Sydney’s Gun Control, Gunman Holds Hostages For 16 Hours
Kit Daniels - Despite Australia’s gun control laws, a gunman held
hostages for 16 hours at a Sydney cafe, resulting in at least three
deaths including the perpetrator. Australia’s gun laws, which have
nearly eradicated private gun ownership in the country, allowed Man
Haron Monis, 49, to walk into the Lindt Chocolate Cafe and take hostages
at gunpoint Sunday because he neither encountered nor likely expected
Media Buries Islamist Motivation Behind Sydney Siege
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite demanding to speak with the Prime Minister,
asking for an ISIS flag, and telling hostages that the media was
covering up ISIS responsibility for the attack, the narrative in the
Sydney siege quickly shifted to portray culprit Haron Monis as an
“isolated figure” who had no real political motivations.
Who Created Cartoon Character "Man Haron Monis" Behind "Sydney Siege"
The Daily Sheeple - Whatever the case is, Monis/Boroujerdi is certainly
no “lone wolf terrorist.” He, at best, is yet another Frankenstein of
the establishment run amok after an abortive attempt to cultivate and
use him to advance Western foreign and domestic policy. At worse, he is
directly involved in an intelligence operation to further inflame
division in Australian society and promote the long stalled war in Syria
aimed at regime change there, before heading to Iran – the scorn of
5 Reasons to Question the Official Story of the 'Sydney Siege'
Brandon Turbeville - In the aftermath of yet another highly publicized
terror attack (or at least the potential for a high profile attack) in
Australia by foreign-born jihadists, the Western public is once again
experiencing a variety of emotional reactions that they have carefully
been trained to experience whenever such events take place at home or
Denmark claims North Pole
CBC News - Denmark says scientific data shows Greenland's continental
shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a
claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath
it.Denmark will deliver a claim on Monday to a United Nations panel in
New York that will eventually decide control of the area, which Russia
and Canada are also coveting, Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said.
The UK Is Outlawing Homelessness
Mint Press News - Ubsdell is referring to new legislation introduced by
the Conservative-Liberal-Democrat coalition government called the
Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which went into
effect in October. The legislation defines anti-social behavior as,
“conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in
relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises or conduct
capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person.”
There's no evidence that sewage isn't teeming with Ebola virus,
according to researchers disputing WHO's claims
(NaturalNews) Practically nothing coming out of the mouths of government
health officials these days concerning the spread of Ebola virus is
scientifically verifiable. And in a new study, researchers from two
prominent universities in Pennsylvania challenge specific claims by the
World Health Organization (WHO) that Ebola dies in waste sewage, showing
that this simply isn't true based on published science.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Military Cancels Terror Suspect Hearing
Sputnik News - A pretrial hearing of the men suspected of
masterminding the September 11 attacks has been cancelled by the
US military in Guantanamo Bay on Monday, a week after last
Tuesday's publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee
report summary on CIA torture practices.
Political prisoner Barrett Brown to be sentenced today – Why the
result matters to freedom in America
Michael Krieger - The Feds went after Barrett Brown in the same
manner in which they went after Aaron Swartz (tactics that led
to the suicide of the latter). They came out with a bunch of
trumped up charges, including that of copying and pasting a link
(that charge was later dropped), and threatened him with 105
years in jail. Brown has now served over two years in federal
penitentiary without bail and his sentencing is tomorrow. He
faces 10 years in jail for basically exposing the shady
relationship between intelligence contractors and the U.S.
America gone crazy: College president forced to apologize for
saying "all lives matter"
(NaturalNews) Kathleen McCartney, president of the very
prestigious Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, not
only agreed with these protestors, but she went on to point out
what should be inherently obvious to most -- people of all races
Former CIA Chief: ISIS to Attack U.S. Soon
Kit Daniels - Former CIA Director Mike Morrell said terrorists
will attack the U.S. “sometime over the next year or so,
guaranteed.” Morrell was commenting on the current Sydney,
Australia, hostage situation on CBS Monday when he claimed
jihadist militants will likely carry out a similar operation in
Homeland Security Chief Opens Largest Immigration Detention
Center in U.S.
NY Times - Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, came
to this South Texas outpost on Monday to inaugurate a 50-acre
detention center that will hold as many as 2,400 migrants caught
crossing the Southwest border illegally, becoming the largest
immigration detention facility in the country.
At least six killed in Pennsylvania shootings, suspect still at
RT - Local residents told the Morning Call website on Monday
morning that the suspected gunman is thought to be a local
Marine veteran diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder,
and that one of the victim's was his ex-wife.
Families of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer
ABC News - The families of nine people killed in the Newtown
school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of
the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun
should not have been sold for civilian use because of its
overwhelming firepower. The lawsuit alleging wrongful death and
negligence was filed in state court and announced on Monday ?
the day after the second anniversary of the shooting, which left
20 children and six educators dead and became a rallying point
for gun-control efforts.
Congress decides to get serious about tracking police shootings
Washington Post - Congress reauthorized legislation this week
that will require states to report the number of people killed
during an arrest or while in police custody… The Death in
Custody Reporting Act was originally passed in 2000, but expired
in 2006. Scott has attempted to reauthorize the bill
unsuccessfully four times since then. The first time the bill
was passed, it took years for data to start coming in, and it
expired shortly thereafter, Scott said.
Cops in Wisconsin No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves
The Daily Sheeple - The Bell family filed a wrongful death civil
suit, and six years later, received a $1.75 million settlement.
They used the settlement money to fund a grassroots campaign
using billboards, newspaper ads, and commercials to question
whether police officers should be allowed to investigate other
officers who kill citizens while on duty…The law they put forth,
Wisconsin Assembly Bill 409, was signed into law by Governor
Scott Walker in April. That law made Wisconsin the first state
in the US to mandate that outside investigators must investigate
The Supreme Court just made it easier for police to search your
VOX - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers can
sometimes conduct a search and seizure of a car even if that
search is the result of an unlawful stop. The 8-1 decision
resolved a North Carolina case in which a police officer pulled
over Nicholas Heien's car because his right brake light was out,
even though state law requires only one functioning brake light.
Feds Graciously Agree Not to Steal Restaurateur's Bank Account
Jacob Sullum - Mrs. Lady's, Carole Hinders' Mexican restaurant
in Arnolds Park, does not take credit cards, so she has a lot of
cash to deposit. There is nothing illegal about that, although
the Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to report
deposits of $10,000 or more. Deliberately keeping deposits below
that threshold to avoid the reporting requirement is a crime
(known as "structuring"), but Hinders was never charged with it.
Instead federal prosecutors argued that her bank account had
facilitated the crime of structuring, making it subject to civil
'Do They Know It's Christmas?' ACLU Stops School From Feeding
NewsBusters - Thank Gaia for the ever-vigilant ACLU! Who else
would have discerned the dire threat to civil liberty lurking in
a California school’s effort to raise money for starving
children in Africa? A middle school in San Marcos, Cal.,
partnered with a local charity, Friends and Family Community
Connection (FFCC), to raise money to send meals to children in
Tanzania – innocent enough, right? Wrong. It turns out FFCC also
worked with Kids Around the World (KATW) to accomplish the same
goal. KATW is [cue sinister music] a Christian charity.
China, Russia Dump US Treasurys In October As Foreigners Sell
Most US Stocks Since 2007
Zero Hedge - Perhaps the most notable feature of the October
Treasury International Capital report is that in October
foreigners sold a whopping $27.2 billion in US equities,
surpassing the dump just after the first Taper Tantrum, when
they sold $27.1 billion in June of 2013 when they also sold
$40.8 billion in Treasurys. This was the largest selling of US
corporate stocks by foreign entities since the August 2007 quant
flash crash, when some $40.6 billion in US stocks were sold by
Are You Really Ready for the World to be Ruled by Bankers?
Armstrong Economics - Believe it or not, Citigroup announced on
Friday that it would move its headquarters from New York to the
actual U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in early
2015. Yes! They might as well had since they got everything they
wanted.. Could you imagine Citi outbid JP Morgan and Goldman
Sachs to lease thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate
on the floor of the House of Representatives.
4 Biggest Banks Win Big in Spending Bill
AllGov - The wide-ranging bill included a provision, the swaps
push-out rule, which forced banks to relocate their risky
derivatives trades to parts of their businesses that aren’t
backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). The four
biggest U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank
and Wells Fargo, have been working to get rid of this provision
Kansas Governor Proposes Using Pension Money to Cover Budget
Gaps Created By His Tax Cuts
IB Times - Brownback's proposal: Slash the state’s required
pension contribution by $40 million to balance the state budget.
But Kansas already has one of the worst-funded pension systems
in the nation. The state was also recently sanctioned by the
Securities and Exchange Commission for not accurately disclosing
Prairies Vanishing in the US Amid Push for Corn Ethanol-Based
Dr. Mercola - A tragic irony: farmers are rapidly destroying
native grasslands to grow environmentally destructive monocrops
to support so-called "renewable" energy. The US boasted nearly
92 million acres of corn crops in 2014 – the fifth largest corn
acreage in the US since 1944 (and 93 percent of it is
genetically modified). Since the US government began requiring
corn ethanol in fuel in 2007, more than 1.2 million acres of
grassland have been lost to corn (and soy) crops
Top 7 jobs robots can potentially replace in following years
NY Daily News - It used to be labeled science fiction that a
robot could walk around the house and communicate with children,
or that people could get on an unmanned vehicles of
transportation, but the technology to do that exists and it's
already being used. The following are seven jobs that can
potentially be replaced by innovative robots currently in
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
GMO’s and CAFO’s Drive Disease Statistics and Destroy
Dr. Mercola - Genetically engineered (GE) crops and confined
animal feeding operations (CAFOs) go hand-in-hand, and they are
not only driving disease statistics into the stratosphere;
they’re also destroying communities.
Researchers develop natural purple and red, anthocyanin-rich
(NaturalNews) Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service
in Beltsville, Maryland, have used conventional, non-genetic
engineering techniques to produce three new varieties of potato
that are exceptionally high in antioxidants. Both the skin and
flesh of the potatoes are red, purple or yellow.
Food Safety Experts Slam USDA over Dicamba GM Crops
Sustainable Pulse - The EIS paves the way for introduction of
new crops genetically engineered to survive spraying with the
herbicide dicamba.... First approved in the 1967, dicamba is a
potent broadleaf herbicide that in epidemiology studies has been
linked to increased rates of cancer in farmers and birth defects
in their male offspring. Dicamba is moderately persistent and
frequently detected in surface waters. Farmers are particularly
concerned by dicamba’s propensity to drift and damage
Man who treated stage III COPD with cannabis off all meds and
back to work full time
(NaturalNews) As with most COPD cases, Jeff couldn't work and
was on disability. He wanted to go back to work but had to be
selective. Many work places do drug checks and don't understand
marijuana's medicinal properties, especially in a non-medical
marijuana state. He's proud to report that he's working full
time now, in a local grocery store.
Inner and outer ear infections home remedies
(NaturalNews) Earaches are often resolved with a combination of
heat, warm oil in the ear, and gargling. Warm moist heat aids in
increased blood circulation in the area. Alternating hot and
cold will increase circulation, even more. Warm oil in the ear
(coconut oil or olive oil) loosens and melts ear wax. (Take care
to be sure the oil is not too hot. Touch drops to the inner
wrist after stirring completely). Gargling with apple cider
vinegar helps to open the Eustachian tube, allowing it to drain.
4 enzyme rich foods that can dramatically improve digestion
(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, the average diet is almost
completely void of enzymes. Processed and cooked foods often
completely destroy the enzyme content, leaving your body
starving for this nutrient that is a key component in your
livelihood. If you have any health complaints, chances are you
could use more enzymes in your diet, and these 5 will cover that
requirement in spades.
8 Health WARNINGS Your Fingernails May Be Sending
Natural Blaze - Fingernails and disease don’t go together in
most minds… but they should. Your fingernails can give you
valuable health warnings and signal the presence of serious
Pine Bark Extract Treats Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids, Hypertension
Green Med Info - Painful hemorrhoids, high blood pressure and
skin issues, such as psoriasis, all have something in common:
Blood flow. Research finds these three issues can all be
successfully treated with the pine bark extract called
Forget the "8 Glasses of Water a Day" Myth, This Is Far More
Dr. Mercola - Both coffee and soda are high in caffeine, which
acts as a diuretic that will dehydrate you.... So the key is to
drink pure water. But just how much water do you need each
day?... While an oft-repeated guideline says you should drink
eight glasses of water a day, this may be too much for some, and
not enough for others.
Food Allergies Fifth Leading Chronic Illness in US
Dr. Mercola - Researchers have concluded that eating a junk food
diet increases kids’ risk of allergies, while mice fed a
high-fiber diet had stronger resistance against asthma-like
attacks than mice fed a low-fiber or regular diet. When your gut
flora is abnormal, your gut lining is more prone to
deterioration, allowing toxic substances to leak into your
bloodstream, and causing significant increases in inflammation
Unexpected Dangers Lurk in Your Pet's Food -- What to Do Now
Dr. Becker - Two years ago, I wrote about an alarming situation with the
mislabeling of commercial dog food. ELISA Technologies, Inc., a
laboratory in Florida, tested 21 dog food formulas for gluten and animal
protein sources. The lab then compared their test results with the
ingredient labels on the dog food packages, and learned that 10 of the
21 foods were mislabeled as follows...
December 15, 2014 - Today in History:
1791 - In the U.S., the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known
as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification by the
state of Virginia.
1890 - American Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe
members were killed in Grand River, SD, during an incident with Indian
police working for the U.S. government.
1938 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over the ground-breaking
ceremonies for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1939 - "Gone With the Wind," produced by David O. Selznick based on the
novel by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at Loew's Grand Theater in
Atlanta. The movie starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into practice Bill of
1944 - American forces invaded Mindoro Island in the Philippines.
1961 - Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in
Jerusalem by an Israeli court. He had been tried on charges for
organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.
1978 - President Carter announced he would grant diplomatic recognition
to Communist China on New Year's Day and sever official relations with
1995 - The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to take over the
peacekeeping operations in Bosnia.
1999 - Syria reopened peace talks with Israel in Washington, DC, with
the mediation of U.S. President Clinton.
2000 - The Chernobyl atomic power plant in Kiev, Ukraine, was shut down.
2000 - New York Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to accept an
$8 million book deal with Simon & Schuster. The book was to be about her
eight years in the White House. The advance was the highest ever to be
paid to a member of the U.S. Congress.
2005 - Millions of Iraqis turned out to choose a parliament in a mostly
2009 - The Washington, D.C. City Council voted to legalize same-sex
2010 - The U.N. Security Council gave a unanimous vote of confidence to
Siege at Sydney’s Lindt cafe: Martin Place long identified as a
News Corp Australia - A SYDNEY court heard details of an alleged terror
plot to be carried out in Martin Place in the wake of terror raids in
Sydney and Melbourne in September this year. The plot involved abducting
a random Australian, executing them by beheading in a public place,
possibly Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD, and filming the act and posting
it on social media.
Up To 40 Hostages In Sydney Financial District Coffee Shop, Jihadists
Suspected; US Consulate Evacuated - Live Feed
Zero Hedge - Only weeks after Australia broke up a plan by ISIS to
publicly behead a member of public, reports suggest 2 gunmen are holding
up to 40 hostages at a Lindt coffee-shop in Sydney, Australia. The
terrorists have shown a black jihadist flag - which is not an IS flag -
and has paraded the hostages at the windows. The coffee shop is directly
across the street from the Reserve Bank of Australia - which is under
Russia Warns May Send Troops To Ukraine After Congress Unanimously Votes
To Give Lethal Aid To Kiev
Zero Hedge - While the market, and America’s media, was focusing over
the passage of the Cromnibus, and whether Wall Street would dump a few
hundred trillion in derivatives on the laps of US taxpayers once again
(it did), quietly and unanimously both houses passed The Ukraine Freedom
Support Act of 2014, which authorizes ”providing lethal assistance to
Ukraine’s military” as well as sweeping sanctions on Russia’s energy
Crude Crash Set To Continue After Arab Emirates Hint $40 Oil Coming Next
Zero Hedge - UAE's Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei said OPEC will
stand by its decision not to cut crude output "even if oil prices fall
as low as $40 a barrel" and will wait at least three months before
considering an emergency meeting.
U.N. “Peacekeepers” Use Live Ammo on Protesters
Daily Sheeple - The establishment media usually insists the United
Nations is impartial and sends blue helmets to hotspots in the spirit of
neutrality. This fallacy was trounced yesterday when a Jordanian
“peacekeeper” opened fire with live ammo on protesters demanding the
resignation of Haiti’s President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister
Watchdog: Radioactive Fukushima water to be cleaned, dumped into Pacific
RT - Japan’s nuclear watchdog says the radioactive water that has
accumulated at the battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must
be decontaminated and dumped into the ocean, local media reported. The
news has sparked concern from local fisherman.
IV ozone Ebola cure documented by Dr. Rowen, then systematically
suppressed by government
(NaturalNews) Mainstream media's attention in America to the Ebola
crisis in West Africa has long since wandered off, but that doesn't make
the crisis any less real for the people living there.... The treatment
method for African Ebola patients which Dr. Rowen and Dr. Robins taught
uses direct intravenous oxygen gas, which is 99 percent oxygen (O2) and
one percent ozone (O3).
Bureaucratic Ebola czar steps down from position, returns to private
(NaturalNews) President Obama's "Ebola czar" is stepping down from his
position after a few short months on the job, a financial magazine
reported recently. Fortune magazine said the 53-year-old Ron Klain,
former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, will return to the
private sector by March 1, following a short tenure that was nonetheless
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: All I Want for Christmas is a Government Shutdown
Ron Paul - The political class breathed a sigh of relief
Saturday when the US Senate averted a government shutdown by
passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. This year’s
omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was
drafted in secret, was full of special interest deals and
disguised spending increases, and was voted on before most
members could read it....
Boston Authorities Complain as Cost of Protests Reaches Almost
Sputnik News - Authorities in Boston have announced that the
cost of overtime pay for officers that have been policing
demonstrations since late November against police brutality and
the killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York City
has reached almost $2 million, according to the Boston Herald.
“Chaptered Out”: US Military Seeks to Balance Budget on Backs of
Project Censored - The US military has been engaged in a policy
of forcing wounded and disabled veterans out of service to avoid
paying benefits and to make room for new able-bodied recruits.
Identifying injured combat soldiers as delinquent and negligent
has lead to a practice called “chaptering out” which results in
those soldiers being forced to leave the military without an
honorable discharge. Because of this, thousands of soldiers have
been chaptered out, losing federally sponsored benefits
including health care, unemployment, and educational programs.
Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s
Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide
Daily Sheeple - Former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale
was found dead in Colorado on Wednesday, the network reports.
Di-Natale most recently worked as a freelancer for Fox News West
Coast bureau in Los Angeles. His last day with the network was
November 30. The exact cause of his death has not been released,
but Fox News reports that the 43-year-old took his own life:
#ICantBreathe: Thousands march against police brutality across
US (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Tens of thousands of Americans across the country joined in
a massive march against the killing of unarmed black men by
police. Protesters staged rallies and ‘die-ins’ under the
banners ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Justice for All.’ Major cities
where the rallies took place included New York, Washington,
Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
How far will cop unions go to halt reform?
U-T San Diego - The arrest this week of two ex-cop private
investigators — charged with felonies related to their alleged
attempt to frame a Costa Mesa city councilman for a false DUI —
is about more than the disturbing tactics of two hired guns. It
offers insight into the way some police unions across California
intimidate political opponents into silence.
WWII vets in Baltic countries to receive Russian pensions
RT - The Russian government has ordered that all WWII veterans
from Baltic nations who fought against Nazi Germany should
receive lifelong pensions from the Russian state in the currency
of their choice. Veterans in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia can
choose whether they prefer to receive their money monthly from
Russian banks, or twice a year by wire transfer to accounts in
local banks, reads the decree published on the government web
portal on Thursday.
We Just Witnessed The Worst Week For Global Financial Markets In
Economic Collapse - What we witnessed last week is being
described as “a bloodbath” that was truly global in scope. The
following is how Zero Hedge summarized the carnage…
Are Your Savings Safe From Bail-Ins?
Zero Hedge - The truth is that banks in most western nations are
vulnerable to bail-ins in 2015 and the recent G20 meeting in
Brisbane was a further move towards the stealth bail-in regimes.
So You Thought Only Gold and Silver Prices Were Rigged? (And
Forex, And Libor ...)
Activist Post - Goldman Sachs and HSBC are being sued by a New
York jeweler for rigging the platinum and palladium price fixes
for the last eight years.... The manipulation of platinum and
palladium prices can be rather lucrative, as the two metals
enjoy strong industrial demand like their cousin silver, but
come at a much heftier price tag: palladium spot prices are
currently more than 50 times the price of silver, and platinum
is about 50% more expensive than palladium.
Bank of America Ordered to Pay $1 Million for Harassing Couple
with 700 Robocalls
AllGov - The Coniglios had fallen behind on their mortgage,
prompting the bank to unleash their robocaller—the computer
system that routinely (if not maniacally) will call customers
multiple times a day about bank debts. In the Coniglios’ case,
the calls were relentless … upwards of five a day over a period
of four years. The total reached 700. Even after the couple won
rulings in court ordering B of A to stop the calls, they just
Deadly Fukushima radiation up 50,000% as elevated radiation
levels seen across North America
(NaturalNews) Beta radiation levels are off the charts at
monitoring sites all across North America, according to new
reports. But experts are blaming these radiation spikes on
practically everything except for Fukushima. Data gathered from
tracking units in California, Arizona, Illinois and elsewhere
reveal radiation levels up to 50,000 percent higher than what
was observed at the same time last year, and in some cases
compared to levels seen this past summer.
New Mexico Fines U.S. over Nuclear Waste Violations
AllGov - The leak exposed at least 20 workers to radiation.
Citing 37 violations of hazardous waste permits, the state has
thus far levied $54 million in penalties against the DOE and its
contractor. It is expected to take years to clean up the
facility at an estimated cost of more than half a billion
dollars. Fifty WIPP staff employees have been at work in the
underground facility to make an assessment of the degree of
contamination and to draft a cleanup plan.
US woefully unprepared for major sun storm – report
RT - A study by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims
up to 100 million Americans could lose electrical power in the
event of a magnetic space storm, which would knock out the
electric grid and cause other infrastructure to fail. An
internal fact sheet in 2012, from the just-released DHS’ Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), noted that the damage and
impact from a future solar storm isn’t known.
Judge says reporter can’t get public records about cops’
Ars Technica - A local judge in Arizona ruled Friday that the
Tucson Police Department (TPD) does not have to disclose records
related to the use of stingrays, also known as cell-site
simulators, under the state’s public records act.... The devices
are often used covertly by local and federal law enforcement to
locate target cellphones and their respective owners. However,
stingrays also sweep up cell data of innocent people nearby who
have no idea that such collection is taking place. Stingrays can
be used to intercept voice calls and text messages as well.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Even organic strawberries are grown with dangerous pesticides
CIR - After our investigation revealed just how much dangerous
pesticides it takes to grow strawberries, many people wrote to
us saying they would start buying organic. But even that won’t
fully address the problem: When they are starting out, organic
strawberry plants are grown with the help of fumigants, the
hard-to-control class of pesticides that have been linked to
cancer, developmental problems and the hole in the ozone layer.
Orange juice has 10 times more antioxidant power than previously
(NaturalNews) The antioxidant activity of citrus juices is 10
times higher than previously thought, according to a new
analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Granada
and published in the journal Food Chemistry.
3 indispensable digestive aids for the holiday season
(NaturalNews) As a society we tend to overeat and drink too
much, often in the form of grains, sugar, dairy, and alcohol.
This practice seems to be magnified during the holiday season,
with family and work gatherings picking up and the pressure to
create a buffet that impresses the guests in sight, smell, and
taste.... The good news is you can have a potential safe haven
from digestive distress if you use these 3 digestive aids
Victory: Congress ends war on medical marijuana
SF Gate - In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S.
House of Representatives approved a measure late Thursday night
to de-fund the federal war on medical marijuana. The provision
passed the Senate Saturday and is expected to be signed by
President Obama, bringing a halt to the three-year-long medi-pot
crackdown in California and other states.
Drinking 1 of These Every Day can Significantly Increase Cancer
Natural Society - We know that reducing soda consumption can
drastically reduce obesity and diabetes rates, but could such a
simple dietary adjustment also reduce cancer rates? According to
a Swedish study from Lund University published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition, simply drinking one can of soda
each day increases a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by
40 percent compared to a man who never indulges in the sugary
Anticancer Nutrition and How It Plays a Vital Lifesaving Role
Natural Blaze - Cancer manifests as a consequence of two things:
Toxicity in the body and stress. It doesn't matter what type of
cancer it is. These two factors are always the root cause.
Detoxify the body by good nutrition and take out the stress and
a person can be cancer-free.
Beware: Many popular consumer products and foods are loaded with
(NaturalNews) Aluminum. It is the most abundant metal found
naturally in the earth's crust. But new research published in
the journal Frontiers in Neurology warns that constant exposure
to it can lead to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of
dementia, which typically lead to early death.
12-week course of new Hepatitis C drug costs $94,500
(NaturalNews) There is new hope for those infected with the
potentially deadly hepatitis C virus -- but only for those who
can afford it. The FDA recently approved a combination pill --
the first of its kind -- to treat hepatitis C.... This would
seem to be good news for the estimated 3.2 million Americans who
suffer from the disease, except for one thing -- the $94,500
cost of the treatment. That's not a typo. For the 90-day
treatment, involving taking a once-daily pill, it costs patients
$94,500 -- more than $1,000 per pill.
The Fluoride Deception: An Interview with Christopher Bryson
Dr. Mercola - As of 2012, more than two-thirds of Americans
receive fluoridated water. There is not one single metabolic
process in your body that requires fluoride. On the contrary,
fluoride is a cumulative poison that has been linked to
reductions in IQ and an array of health problems.
6 Surprising Chronic Pain Triggers
Dr. Mercola - Common, little-known pain triggers include
emotional trauma, painkillers, poor sleep, leaky gut, magnesium
deficiency, and Lyme disease. If you suffer from chronic pain,
try lifestyle modification, dietary strategies, relearning
proper posture, chiropractic, massage, herbal remedies, and
other natural strategies first, before resorting to prescription
Nestle attempting to develop 'exercise in a bottle'
(NaturalNews) Could a few swigs of an enzyme-packed drink
eventually replace exercise? If the folks at Nestle have it
their way, it will be.
December 12, 2014 - Today in History:
1787 - Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S.
1800 - Washington, DC, was established as the capital of the United
1870 - Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black
lawmaker to be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
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
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.
1951 - The U.S. Navy Department announced that the world's first nuclear
powered submarine would become the sixth ship to bear the name Nautilus.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to a charge of trying to kill U.S.
President Ford in San Francisco the previous September.
1995 - The U.S. Senate stopped a constitutional amendment giving
Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of desecration
against the American flag.
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.
2002 - North Korea announced that it would reactivate a nuclear power
plant that U.S. officials believed was being used to develop weapons.
2009 - Houston became the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay
mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise
Move your arsenal! US tanks, APCs, Humvees roll through Latvia
RT - A freight train carrying a whole column of American armored
vehicles has been caught on camera in Latvia. Dalbe Railway Station,
where the train was reportedly spotted several days ago, is less than
300km from the Russian border.
Top Canada court rules cops don't need warrants to search cell phones
RT - In a major blow to privacy rights, the Supreme Court of Canada has
decreed that police are allowed to conduct limited searches of suspects’
cellphones upon arrest, without obtaining a search warrant, though
officers must follow strict guidelines… Writing for the majority,
Justice Thomas Cromwell, said that the ability of law enforcement to
effectively do their jobs outweighs a suspect’s right to privacy.
Rebels in northern Syria say U.S. has stopped paying them
McClatchy News - The United States has stopped paying most of the
pro-western rebels fighting in northern Syria and has suspended the
delivery of arms to them, rebel commanders told McClatchy Tuesday. A top
civilian coordinator for rebel forces estimated that the cutoff affects
8,000 of the estimated 10,000 fighters in Idlib and Hama provinces,
where the so-called moderate rebels face a severe challenge from the
Nusra Front, al Qaida’s affiliate in Syria.
British ex-soldiers fighting ISIS head home, held at border as terror
RT - A pair of British former soldiers, previously accused of being
mercenaries after leaving the UK to help Kurdish troops fight the
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), were detained at Heathrow
Airport as terror suspects after flying home for Christmas. James
Hughes, 26, and Jamie Read, 24, were accused of being paid mercenaries
in November after it was revealed they had flown to Syria to help the
battle against IS extremists.
Yuan Has Real Shot at IMF Blessing on Reserve Status
Bloomberg - China would need to satisfy the Washington-based lender’s
economic benchmarks and get the support of most of the other 187 member
countries. The Asian nation is likely to pass both tests, said Eswar
Prasad, who until 2006 worked at the IMF… Reserve-currency status for
the yuan would make central banks, particularly those in developing
economies, more eager to hold yuan assets and “diversify at the margin
away from dollars,” as well as euros, yen and Swiss francs, Prasad said.
Google Pulls Out The Nuclear Option: Shuts Down Google News In Spain
Over Ridiculous Copyright Law
Techdirt - Back in October, we noted that Spain had passed a
ridiculously bad Google News tax, in which it required any news
aggregator to pay for snippets and actually went so far as to make it an
"inalienable right" to be paid for snippets -- meaning that no one could
choose to let any aggregator post snippets for free. Publishers have to
charge any aggregator. This is ridiculous and dangerous on many levels.
Iceland Unleashes Confiscatory “Exit Tax” On Wealth Deposits
Zero Hedge - While on the one hand, Iceland’s decision to inch towards
lifting its capital controls is a positive step, it appears what they
give with one hand they are taking with another.... Iceland plans to
impose an exit tax as part of removing capital controls, anticipating
all bank assets will be subject to the levy, regardless of whether
assets are held in local (ISK) or foreign exchange.
This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru's Nazca Site
George Dvorsky - The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal
charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred
the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt… The ground
around the site is so sensitive and so sacred that Peru has even
forbidden presidents and top officials to walk where the Greenpeace
American nurse exposed to Ebola arrives at treatment center
(Reuters) - An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while
volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the
National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday,
NIH said in a statement. The nurse was transferred to the Bethesda
facility via a private medical evacuation flight. NIH did not release
any further information on the nurse, including when he or she might
have been exposed to the virus, current medical condition or
Sierra Leone puts district on ‘lockdown’ after surge in Ebola cases
Al Jazeera - Sierra Leone ordered a “lockdown” for the eastern district
of Kono on Wednesday after health workers sent there to investigate an
alarming spike in deaths from Ebola uncovered a grim scene: piles of
bodies, overwhelmed medical personnel and exhausted burial teams. "In 11
days, two teams buried 87 bodies, including a nurse, an ambulance driver
and a janitor who had been drafted into removing bodies piled up at the
only area hospital," the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
statement Wednesday night.
Ebola vaccine trial suspended for checks after joint pains
The Guardian - A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has been suspended
in all 59 volunteers in Geneva a week early “as a measure of precaution”
after four patients complained of joint pains in hands and feet, the
University of Geneva hospital said.... The human safety trials of the
vaccine being developed by the pharmaceutical firms Merck and NewLink
are scheduled to resume on 5 January in up to 15 volunteers after checks
to ensure that the joint pain symptoms were “benign and temporary”, the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Ferguson protesters win injunction to stop cops using tear gas
MSNBC News - A federal judge ruled Thursday that police can no
longer use tear gas on protesters without declaring an illegal
assembly, giving them fair warning and time to vacate the area.
The temporary restraining order comes just weeks after the last
rounds of heavy protest in Ferguson in response to a St. Louis
County grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer
who shot and killed Michael Brown Jr.
Undercover cop, discovered by activists at Oakland protest,
pulls gun on crowd
PrivacySOS - Protesters at the scene reported on Twitter that
the cop pulled his gun after he was 'outed' as an undercover.
One person tweeted that the undercovers were "instigators of
looting," while another said they were "banging on windows."
After they were unmasked, one of the cops drew his baton and
then pulled a gun on the crowd.
University bans Christmas on campus to ‘respect diversity,’ but
students aren’t buying it!
BizPac Review - The University of Maine has banned Christmas and
Hanukkah decorations from the campus, according to Campus
Reform.... The university defended its position in a statement
saying that the rules are in place to “respect diversity,” which
is hard to believe as the directive bans diverse religious
Obama Accepts Decision Not to Prosecute CIA Officers: White
Sputnik News - President Barack Obama agrees with the US
Department of Justice (DOJ) finding that CIA officers involved
in enhanced interrogation should not be prosecuted, White House
spokesperson Josh Earnest said.
Cheney says he would do it again, emails show CIA officers
End the Lie - The response to the now-infamous CIA “torture
report” released Tuesday has been mixed, with former Vice
President Dick Cheney saying he would do it all over again if he
had to and Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) defending the report.
All Senate Republican Staffers To Sign Up For Obamacare
Zero Hedge - if it was so good for the general population, then
why are most Congressional staffers exempt from its provisions?
That is about to change after Senate Republican staffers will be
required to obtain health insurance through ObamaCare's
exchanges under a rule passed Wednesday by the GOP Conference.
Army building an airport just for drones
DefenseSystems - The Army’s ever-growing use of unmanned aerial
systems has gotten to the point where two of the most commonly
used UAS are getting their own airport. The service’s Corps of
Engineers at Fort Worth, Texas, has awarded a $33 million
contract to SGS to build a 150-acre unmanned aircraft launch and
recovery complex at Fort Bliss for Gray Eagle and Shadow UAS
Sheriff Joe scores victory against Obama’s amnesty
WND - A judge has sided with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
in the first clash in what is expected to be a major court fight
over the legality – or not – of Barack Obama’s looming amnesty
program, ordering a fast track for case arguments and hearings.
The announcement came on Wednesday from U.S. District Judge
Beryl A. Howell in Washington, and granted a motion from
Arpaio’s attorney, Larry Klayman of FreedomWatch, to move things
VIDEO: Trapped Whittier Couple Underscores Need for Local
Liberty Crier - Forty-minutes after learning that a family
friend was hospitalized, a Whittier, California couple found
their apartment surrounded by men with guns who ordered the
couple to obey their commands. This incident showcases the
inherently coercive “service” of police institutions, and the
value in developing robust, decentralized networks....
YouTube: Truth in Media: The Root of Police Militarization
Ben Swann takes a look at the root of police militarization and
why even if military equipment is removed from police
departments across the nation, militarization will not come to
* Related Video:
Ben Swann inadvertently proves there are no good cops
US Government Secures Funding Through September 2015 After
Passage Of Spending Bill
Zero Hedge - And with just over 2 hours left until the funding
deadline, and amid high straght to C-SPAN drama, the Crominus
bill has passed thus funding the government until September
2015. And with that, Wall Street wins again because with the
swap pushout rule, a few hundred trillion in derivatives will
get taxpayer backing.
$1 trillion spending bill barely hangs on in first test vote
Washington Times - The $1.1 trillion spending bill narrowly
survived its first test Thursday... Senate Democrats were
pleading for the bill’s passage, saying it was the best deal
possible in divided government, but a House Democratic leader
said the bill was so bad it would “fundamentally change our
republic” because it altered campaign finance laws and made
changes to how banks can trade derivatives.
This Is What Americans Will Spend Their Whopping $380 In “Low
Gas Price Savings” On
Zero Hedge - Sadly, it is neither trinkets, nor gadgets, nor
BigMacs, nor even surging cell phone and home internet bills.
Unfortunately for the proponents of the “oil crash is
unquestionably bullish for America” (as an aside, the falacy of
a statement is directly proportional to how “unquestionable” it
is), where the bulk of “savings” for those Americans who have to
spend on gas (primarily those Americans who commute to work,
i.e. the middle class) is… on Obamacare.
How Wal-Mart Fabricated And Lied About Its "Strong" Chinese
Sales For Years
Zero Hedge - ...as Bloomberg explains, "After years of heralding
China as one of its best markets, Wal-Mart in August said its
performance there was among the worst in its major countries."
How is that possible? Read on to find out how Wal-Mart
fabricated, lied and misled investors for years using every
single trick in the book and then some.
Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first
The Guardian - More than five trillion pieces of plastic,
collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the
world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new
research has found. Data collected by scientists from the US,
France, Chile, Australia and New Zealand suggests a minimum of
5.25tn plastic particles in the oceans, most of them “micro
plastics” measuring less than 5mm.... Large pieces of plastic
can strangle animals such as seals, while smaller pieces are
ingested by fish and then fed up the food chain, all the way to
10 horrifying technologies that threaten humanity's existence
(NaturalNews) Everything that naturally exists in a purely
analog and resonant state is being artificially mechanized,
computerized, digitized and hybridized (think half-human,
half-robot on this one). And with this gradual suffocation of
the living, breathing fabric of our world comes the ominous
threat of eventual human extinction, as the very essence of
humanity is systematically uprooted in favor of a wholly
synthetic and programmed existence.
Orwellian vending machines will track your identity to monitor
your spending habits
(NaturalNews) The Luce x2 Touch TV Hot Drinks vending machine
was introduced to the world recently at an unveiling in
Hertfordshire, England. According to the distributor's website,
"The latest face recognition software means the machine will
greet the user personally and offer to reproduce previously made
Injectable 3D Vaccines With Programmable Particles Anticipated
for Future Epidemics
Activist Post - In recent years, vaccines have meshed with the
world of nanobot medicine. Particles the size of nanometers -
approximately 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human
hair. They are programmable, spontaneously assembling and can
permeate every area of the body, including a placenta.
Skin bacteria could be used to identify you
MBL - Each human being supports trillions of microorganisms and
any 2 people share only about 13 percent of their skin bacteria
population.... The other 87 percent of the bacteria types are so
distinct they act like a bacterial fingerprint and could be used
to identify the individual person. When we sleep on beds, shake
hands, touch things such as door knobs, ATM keys, a computer
keyboard or mouse, we leave behind an identifying trace of
Iowa to launch smartphone driver's license
Des Moines Register - Iowans will soon be able to use a mobile
app on their smartphones as their official driver's license
issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The app, which
will be provided to drivers at no additional cost, will be
available sometime in 2015,
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of
Organic Milk and Eggs
Cornucopia - In what has been called one of the largest fraud
investigations in the history of the organic industry, The
Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research
group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14
industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs
being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic.
Vitamin K2: The Missing Link Between Diet, Disease and Death
Healthy Holistic Living - This vitamin is rare in the Western
diet and hasn’t received much mainstream attention. However…
this powerful nutrient plays an essential role in many aspects
of health. In fact, vitamin K2 may just be the “missing link”
between diet and several killer diseases.
Minnesota schools take steps to reduce GMO foods served to
(NaturalNews) Public school educators in the Land of 10,000
Lakes have taken a bold first step towards improving the quality
of cafeteria food served to children in five Minnesota school
districts. Schools in Hopkins, Orono, Shakopee, Westonka, and
Minneapolis have announced that they will gradually phase out
GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) from their meal offerings
as part of a long-term effort to teach students about proper
nutrition and the dangers of biotechnology.
Cargill Pays $6.1 Million Sweetener Settlement
Courthouse News - Four lawsuits were brought against Cargill in
2013, claiming the agribusiness behemoth intentionally misled
consumers by advertising Truvia as a natural sweetener primarily
manufactured from the stevia plant. Truvia, however, is "largely
a synthetic and chemically produced" product, according to the
May 2014 consolidated complaint.
Watch Out: Corporations Have Renamed ‘High Fructose Corn Syrup’
Natural Society - Big Food is at it again, hiding ingredients
they know we really don’t want to consume in their products....
The product is General Mills’ Vanilla Chex, an updated version
of the Chex cereal sold in most conventional grocery and
discount stores for many years. The front of the box clearly
states that the product contains “no high fructose corn syrup” (HFCS),
but turn it over to read the ingredient list and there it is –
the new isolated fructose.
16 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in Morning Empty Stomach
Natural News Blog - Lemon is rich in Vitamin C that helps in
enhancing our body by rejuvenating our body skin from within
bringing a glow to our face. One of the health benefits of
drinking lemon water is that it helps in losing the weight more
quicker over a certain period of time.
December 11, 2014 - Today in History:
1816 - Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th American state.
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.
1930 - The Bank of the United States in New York failed.
1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. The U.S in
turn declared war on the two countries.
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
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
1985 - General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3
billion. Also included in the deal was NBC Radio and Television.
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 - It was announced that U.S. President George W. Bush would
withdraw the U.S. from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with
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.
2002 - A congressional report found that intelligence agencies before
Sept. 11, 2001, were poorly organized, poorly equipped and slow to
pursue clues that might have prevented that day's terrorist attacks.
2008 - Bernard Madoff was arrested, accused of running a
multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. (He later pleaded guilty and is
serving 150 years in prison.)
Taliban Using Jihadist Textbooks…Supplied by the U.S.
AllGov - As part of the U.S. campaign to undermine Soviet control over
the country, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
oversaw the creation of school books in local Afghan languages that
taught children how to become jihadists. The books, such as The Alphabet
for Jihad Literacy, were produced for USAID by the University of
US Navy Deploys Laser Weapon System in Persian Gulf
Sputnik News - The US Navy successfully deployed and operated, for the
first time, a cutting-edge ship-based laser weapon system aboard a naval
vessel in the Persian Gulf that will enhance both surface, air and
ground capabilities, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced.
Preemptive nuclear strike omitted from Russia’s new military doctrine -
RT - The new draft of the Russian military doctrine doesn’t provide for
the possibility of a preemptive nuclear strike, news agencies report
quoting unnamed sources in the Defense Ministry. “The renewed draft of
the military doctrine would not have a reservation for preventive
nuclear strikes on potential enemy. Article 198 of the document is very
precise on the conditions under which Russia can use the nuclear
weapons,” a person involved in the preparation of the new doctrine told
the Interfax on Wednesday.
Russia can completely do away with foreign food imports 'mid-term' - PM
RT - In a couple of years Russia will be able to substitute 100 percent
of “unnecessary” food imports, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
said during a live TV interview Wednesday.
Snowden Says No Longer Has Access to Classified Information
Sputnik News - US whistleblower Edward Snowden said Wednesday that he no
longer has access to any classified information and that all of it has
been provided to journalists. “I don’t have access to any classified
information anymore. I destroyed my own access in the wake of Hong Kong.
Everything had been provided to the journalists,” Snowden during an
online conference with Amnesty International France.
In Austerity-Weary Ireland, Having to Pay for Water Is the Last Straw
Bloomberg - For many Irish, being charged for the Emerald Isle’s
plentiful water is “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” as one
protester told the Irish Times on Wednesday. Succeeding governments have
imposed €30 billion in spending cuts and tax increases since 2008,
including painful sacrifices demanded by international lenders who
bailed the country out in 2010. The water billing plan is one of the
last such demands to be put in place.
‘Die-in’ for Eric Garner: Hundreds shut down mall, block streets in
RT - A crowd of people stormed a London mall, blockaded roads, and
shouted slogans in an anti-police brutality demonstration against a
Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Daniel
Pantaleo for Eric Garner’s death on December 4.
US military converting transport planes to carry wave of infected Ebola
victims to the U.S.
(NaturalNews) As most Americans know, the president has ordered
thousands of U.S. troops to Ebola-plagued West Africa, a move that
critics have said not only misappropriates American military personnel
but also put their lives needlessly at risk -- though so far, no reports
of American servicemen or women being sickened by Ebola have surfaced.
Now, it appears as though the U.S. Air Force has been ordered to modify
scarce transport planes to be able to transport patients stricken with
the deadly virus.
US agency offers legal immunity to Ebola vaccine makers
Fox News - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday
offered liability protections to drugmakers rushing to develop Ebola
vaccines and urged other countries to follow suit. Health and Human
Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell made the announcement as part of
the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act in a move
aimed at encouraging the development and availability of experimental
House Speaker John Boehner has decided to give President Barack Obama
$5.4 billion to fight Ebola around the world and at home
Breitbart - The 1,603-page omnibus spending bill Boehner’s House GOP
leadership team introduced on Tuesday after 8 p.m. includes, according
to a summary document GOP leadership published, $5.4 billion “to fight
Ebola in the U.S. and abroad.” The text of the legislation has the word
“Ebola” on at least 16 separate pages, a search of the document shows.
The money is going to the Departments of Defense, Health and Human
Services, Agriculture, and State—each of which will be getting millions
upon millions of dollars.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Congress Passes Bill Which Grants “Unlimited Access to
Communications of Every American”
Paul Joseph Watson - According to Congressman Justin Amash,
Congress just passed a bill which grants the government and law
enforcement “unlimited access to the communications of every
American”. When the Michigan lawmaker discovered that the
Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 had been amended with
a provision that authorizes “the acquisition, retention, and
dissemination” of all communications data from U.S. citizens, he
desperately attempted to organize a roll call vote on the bill.
CIA paid 2 torture experts $81mn for their 'unique expertise'
RT - The so-called “Torture Report” released this week contains
startling facts about the ways in which the CIA treated
detainees. Also included, though, are details about the agency’s
pricey contracts with those who designed the program described
GOP Cuts Spending Deal: Yes on Obama's Amnesty (Thru At Least
Feb. 27); No on Light Bulb Regulation
CNS News - The Republican leadership in the House of
Representatives has cut a deal with Senate Democrats on a
government funding bill that will permit funding for the
implementation of President Obama's unilateral amnesty of as
many as five million illegal aliens through at least Feb. 27,
2015. By contrast, the bill also uses Congress's power of the
purse to prohibit the administration from moving forward with
regulations that would effectively outlaw incandescent light
Lawsuit: Cops Confiscate Guns From Home After False Arrest
Kit Daniels - After falsely arresting a concealed carry permit
holder nearly four months ago, Bakersfield, Calif., police
confiscated all the guns from his home and never returned them,
according to a lawsuit filed this week. The permit holder,
former vice principal Kent Williams, was arrested at Tevis
Junior High School on Aug. 28 for carrying on campus despite
state law exempting concealed carry permit holders.
Cop Finally Fired After Refusing to Turn on Body Camera When He
Counter Current News - An investigation that began back in April
determined that Officer Jeremy Dear’s camera was intentionally
disabled right before he shot and killed Mary Hawkes, 19. Now,
Albuquerque Police Chief Eden has fired Officer Dear, as part of
what is being called a “zero tolerance” policy on police camera
use during citizen interactions.
Watch What Happened When Two Thugs Started a Gunfight With a
Paul Joseph Watson - A 74-year-old woman came out on top of a
gunfight with two criminal thugs after they tried to rob her
pawn shop in Springdale, Arkansas this past weekend, but was
subsequently blamed by her neighbor for daring to defend
Missouri Legislation Will Change Constitution to Allow Vote on
Activist Post - The Missouri state legislature will consider a
constitutional amendment that would allow the voters to decide
on the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes
during the 2015 session, effectively nullifying the
unconstitutional federal prohibition of the same. House Joint
Resolution 15 (HJR15) was pre-filed on Dec. 5 by State Rep.
Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City). It will be introduced
officially in early 2015. If it is passed through the state
house and then the state senate, it becomes a ballot initiative
that would go before the voters in Nov. 2016.
Congress to block marijuana legalization in DC
RT - The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending
bill in an effort to block legalization of recreational
marijuana in Washington, DC, where a ballot initiative last
month received nearly 70-percent support.
14 Facts That Prove That The Number Of Children Living In Poverty This
Christmas Is At A Record High
Economic Collapse - Did you know that 65 percent of all children in the
United States live in a home that receives aid from the federal
government? We live at a time when child poverty in America is
Why Is The US Treasury Quietly Ordering “Surival Kits” For US Bankers?
Zero Hedge - The Department of Treasury is spending $200,000 on survival
kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system,
according to a new solicitation. As Free Beacon reports, survival kits
will be delivered to every major bank in the United States and includes
a solar blanket, food bar, water-purification tablets, and dust mask
(among other things). The question, obviously, is just what do they know
that the rest of us don’t?
Rain, Winds Hit Northern California Ahead of Heavy Storm
Sputnik News - The storm is expected to be one of the windiest
and rainiest in five years and could cause landslides,
especially in areas hit by this year’s wildfires. Big waves are
expected along the coast.
British Company Offers No Reassurance to Concerns of Proposal to
Release GM Mosquitoes in U.S.
Activist Post - Last Thursday, a town hall meeting at Harvey
Government Center in Key West drew a large crowd that erupted in
opposition to a proposal to release genetically modified
mosquitoes this coming Spring. It's a proposal from a seemingly
strange choice - the United Kingdom.
Facebook AI ‘mediator’ will analyze every upload…to warn against drunk
RT - Facebook says it is developing artificial intelligence that will
not just monitor – but will also understand – every single action you
make on the social network, so that it can guide and control your online
Mark of the Beast: Microchips ‘Trending’ to Become Essential Keeper of
Passwords and Digital Currency
Mac Slavo - Many see microchips becoming not only mandatory under an
Orwellian super-surveillance state – but utterly indispensable to modern
life, as dozens of hard-to-remember passwords, payments and transactions
for online business and leisure become not just commonplace but
overwhelming and pervasive. The chip might become too necessary not to
take. How will you keep track of all your online keys, and how will they
know you are who you say you are?
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
FDA admits overused agricultural antibiotic poses a 'high public
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
labeled ceftiofur, a potent antibiotic used in agriculture, a
"high public health risk," agriculture, a "high public health
risk," according to a Reuters report. The warning was issued due
to the frequency of misuse by cattle and dairy farmers which has
created a threat to human health.
Good News for Organic Farming -- Berkeley Study Says
Productivity Higher Than Previously Thought
Natural Blaze - Organic farming is of course environmentally and
socially sound, but many critics have argued it simply cannot
compete with industrial farming which uses chemical fertilizers,
pesticides, herbicides and even genetically modified crops.
However, a new study conducted by UC Berkeley challenges that
notion, proving the gap between organic and industrial
cultivation is not only smaller than previously thought, but
most likely can be closed or exceeded with proper research and
Triclosan found to induce liver cancer in scientific study
(NaturalNews) The evidence continues to mount regarding the
harmful health effects of triclosan, an antimicrobial agent
found in many consumer care products, including toothpaste.
Despite industry claims that the chemical is totally safe, the
results of a new study performed by UC Davis scientists beg to
differ. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in
2012 revealed that Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deliberately withhold
research on the safety of triclosan in the 1990s.
Big Pharma labs routinely delete toxic drugs' failed test
results, then ship them to US customers
(NaturalNews) One of the problems with pharmaceuticals (as
opposed to most natural remedies) is the fact that, whenever you
swallow a pill or receive an injection, you are forced to place
your trust in whoever manufactured the medication.
The Fight Against Water Fluoridation Continues
Stuart Cooper - The fluoride-free movement has continued to grow
throughout the world at a staggering pace. We have had more than
400 communities around the world end existing fluoridation
programs or reject new efforts to fluoridate either by council
vote or citizen referendum since 1990. In 2014 alone, we’ve
confirmed that at least 30 communities providing water to more
than 9,961,111 residents rejected or ended fluoridation. Some of
2014’s victories include...
6 Ways to help your body detoxify
(NaturalNews) When you choose to do a cleanse or detox, your
goal is to rid the body of as many toxins as possible.
?Pathogens, parasites, heavy metals, chemicals, and Candida are
all targeted for elimination.? A really good detox diet helps to
cleanse the digestive tract, the kidneys, the liver, and the
gallbladder, followed by the rest of the body. So what other
actions can you take to help the process?
The health benefits of 5 holiday herbs and spices
(NaturalNews) When we enter that time of year where it cools
down and friends and families start gathering together to
celebrate the holidays, one can't help but smile with
anticipation of the sights and smells of various holiday spices.
These aromatic and delicious additions to beverages, baking, and
other holiday treats are irresistible.
Virgin Coconut Oil More Effective than Drugs in Combating Stress
Green Med Info - Is it time for a new paradigm in mental health?
Are non-drugs, like virgin coconut oil, a safer and more
effective alternative to stress and depression? A new study
conducted in Malaysia looked at the effects of consuming
high-antioxidant virgin coconut oil on mental health.... Their
results were quite impressive, and suggest that using a high
quality virgin coconut oil can rival antidepressant drugs
without the dangerous side effects.
The 11 Most Significant Factors Guaranteed To Depress Your
M.Chan - From our environment, to our food, medicine and
lifestyle, we are surrounded by things that depress our immune
system. Knowing the culprits can make a big difference in how
long and how often you encounter illness.
The 4 Worst Fast Food ‘Ingredients’ They Don’t Tell You About
Natural Society - Remember back when Burger King was found to be
secretly selling horse meat? It sounded concerning at the time,
but the reality is that horse meat may be the least of your
worries when it comes to dining out on fast food. In fact, some
of the ‘meat’ you believe to be eating in the first place may
actually be derived from a host of synthetic junk. And that’s
just for starters.
FDA: Reusable Menstrual Pads to be Subject to $4000 a Year in
Natural Blaze - The FDA has decided that reusable menstrual pads
are Class I Medical Devices. That means those who manufacture
these products must pay an annual fee of THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND
DOLLARS to continue doing so.
The Choice of Last Resort When Traveling with Your Pet
Dr. Becker - Before you make travel or care arrangements for
your cherished pet, learn about the safe and not-so-safe options
for them, because a tragic event in 2010 showed what can go
wrong. Here's what you should know before making this
potentially devastating decision.
December 10, 2014 - 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 Wyoming Territory.
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 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the
1941 - Japan invaded the Philippines.
1941 - The Royal Naval battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk
by Japanese aircraft in the Battle of Malaya.
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
1990 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Norplant, a
long-acting contraceptive implant.
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.
1996 - South Africa's President Mandela signed into law a new democratic
constitution, completing the country's transition from white-minority
rule to a non-racial democracy.
1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space
station 250 miles above the Earth's surface.
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
2009 - President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a
humble acknowledgment of his scant accomplishments and a robust defense
of the U.S. at war.
Report: Islamic State Claims ‘Radioactive Device’ Now in Europe
Free Beacon - An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS)
claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an
undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief
released Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group. “A Radioactive Device
has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter user Muslim-Al-Britani,
who claims to be a freelance jihadist weapons maker now working
alongside IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS), according to tweets captured
and disseminated by SITE.
Ukraine Needs Additional $15Bln to Avoid Financial Collapse: IMF
Sputnik News - A 7 percent drop in Ukraine’s gross domestic product
(GDP) and a disruption of exports to Russia, the country’s biggest
trading partner, have contributed to the fiscal gap, the newspaper
stated Tuesday, adding that those factors have led to large capital
outflows and a rundown in central bank reserves. Before the start of
political unrest in the eastern Ukraine, those regions accounted for
around 16 percent of the country's economic output.
OPEC ‘effectively dissolved’; oil will slide to $50 - Bank of America
RT - OPEC has lost its competence, as it failed to stabilize oil prices
at the last meeting, according to Bank of America. It warns oil will
slide to $50 a barrel leading to wild prices, where only rich Middle
East states like Saudi Arabia will benefit.
US Naval Expansion in Spain to Protect Europe From Iran: DoD
Sputnik News - Doubling of the US fleet at the Rota base in Spain is
aimed at protecting Europe against potential Iranian missile attacks, US
Department of Defense (DoD) spokesperson told Sputnik Tuesday.... The
spokesperson added that these assets will help “maximize their [US and
NATO’s] operational flexibility for missions in the Atlantic and
Mediterranean,” and will allow the United States to conduct a wide range
of naval activities, including missile defense, deterrence and the
ability to support NATO and US missions, exercises and engagements.
Sanctioned Russian banks begin testing national payment system next week
RT - Russia’s Rossiya and SMP banks, which fell under Western sanctions,
are among the eight lenders that will start testing the country’s new
national payment system on December 15.... The move comes as a part of
Russia’s ambitious initiative to move away from the Western dominance of
its financial markets. Last month the Russian Central Bank said it would
have its own international inter-bank payment system, an alternative to
the global SWIFT network up and running by May 2015.
Palestine officially granted ICC observer status
RT - The International Criminal Court has officially granted
Palestinians observer status at a meeting of the 122 member countries.
This is a pivotal step on the way to Mahmoud Abbas’s strategy to press
war crimes charges against Israel. It is still unclear if Palestine can
actually sue Israel, because the court’s judicial body has not
recognized it as a state. Abbas is planning to pursue a full membership
to the court if the UN Security Council fails to act on the proposed
resolution to compel Israel to withdraw and cease all activity beyond
the pre-1967 demarcation line.
Netherlands rejects MH17 relatives' request for UN investigation
RT - The Netherlands has rejected a demand to allow the UN to replace
Dutch experts at the helm of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
investigation. The proposal was made by relatives of the plane's
passengers. The law firm that represents 20 relatives from Belgium,
Germany, the Netherlands, and the US filed a letter request for “the UN
to appoint a special envoy to take over” the inquiries on Friday,
WHO Admits Relaxed Attitude Triggered June Ebola Spread in West Africa
Sputnik News - WHO General-Director Margaret Chan said it was the
relaxed attitude within the international community that resulted in
worsening of the Ebola outbreak this summer. According to December 3
estimates by WHO, the total number of confirmed, probable, and suspected
cases of the Ebola virus has exceeded 17,000, with over 6,000 deaths
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US Justice Department Refuses to Resume Torture Investigation
Sputnik News - The Justice Department rejected the prosecution
of CIA officers on the ground that "the admissible evidence
would not be sufficient to obtain and sustain convictions beyond
a reasonable doubt." The decision, passed on Tuesday, led to
renewed discussions about possible penal measures for those
responsible for the use of inhumane practices against detainees
of the notorious US prison.
CIA Torture Report: Top 10 Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
Sputnik News - CNN has singled out ten most shocking
interrogation techniques, used by the CIA in its Detention and
Interrogation Program, launched in the wake of the 9/11
Hush money: CIA paid Poland to host its secret prisons and
RT - The CIA paid at least a million dollars to Poland for it to
host secret prisons, where it incarcerated alleged 9/11 terror
suspects, according to the recent US torture report. Warsaw had
initially tried to halt the transfer of suspects, but after a
generous offer, it suddenly became more “flexible.”
Obama Admits Amnesty Is For Many More Than 5 Million
Daily Caller - The confession contradicts his many suggestions,
and many media reports, that his Nov. 21 amnesty covers only 5
million illegal immigrants whose children have citizenship or
green cards. In practice, the president is allowing all 12
million illegals who have not committed major felonies or who
are not terrorists, to illegally stay and compete for work
against lower-wage Americans and American professionals.
Kentucky Residents Complain of Low Flying Military Choppers
During Government ‘Alert’
Paul Joseph Watson - Kentucky residents flooded the Laurel Co.
Sheriff Department’s Facebook page with complaints about low
flying military helicopters which coincided with a government
“emergency alert” sent to thousands of people’s cellphones
VIDEO: Police Stupidity Leads to Handcuffed Man’s Drowning Death
The Daily Sheeple - On May 31, 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson was
stopped by a Missouri Highway Patrol officer for suspicion of
boating while intoxicated. The events that followed Brandon’s
arrest are shocking, horrible, and tragic.
Illinois General Assembly just passed a bill that would prevent
citizens from recording the police
Illinois Policy - The bill would make it a felony to
surreptitiously record any “private conversation,” which it
defines as any “oral communication between 2 or more persons,”
where at least one person involved had a “reasonable
expectation” of privacy. When does the person you’re talking to
have a reasonable expectation of privacy? The bill doesn’t say.
And that’s not something an ordinary person can be expected to
Senate accuses CIA of torturing prisoners, overstepping legal
RT - The intelligence committee of the United States Senate has
released its long-awaited congressional report detailing the
CIA’s use of torture on prisoners in the wake of the September
11, 2001 terrorist attacks. On Tuesday, the executive summary of
the roughly 6,000-page report was finally published by the
Senate Intelligence Committee, for the first time exposing the
panel’s findings following a four-year-long investigation
conducted at a cost of more than $40 million.
UN Expert Calls for Prosecution of US Officials After CIA
Sputnik News - Those responsible for the torture, detailed in
the CIA secret interrogation report, published by the US Senate
Committee on Tuesday, should be prosecuted for crimes, UN
Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights Ben
Ex-CIA Operative Says Prison Was Punishment for Whistleblowing
ABC News - Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is the only CIA
employee connected to its interrogation program to go to prison.
But he was prosecuted for providing information to reporters,
not for anything connected to waterboarding or other actions
that today’s Senate Intelligence Committee report calls
More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests
RT - Some 150 people have been arrested in California as
protests spilled into a third night, after decisions not to
charge white police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and
Eric Garner prompted outcries about the use of force on
minorities. Protests in Berkley involved more than a thousand
people, several hundred of whom stormed a major California
freeway on Monday night, blocking it off and holding traffic up.
Great Timing: Marines to Train in Downtown L.A. Starting Friday,
Raids in Several “Undisclosed Locations”
Daily Sheeple - Starting Friday and extending through December
16, Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp
Pendleton will be training in Los Angeles “in preparation for a
deployment” which includes flying as many as six military
helicopters over the downtown area and conducting raids at
multiple “undisclosed locations” that will be “off limits to the
public for safety reasons,” CBS News is reporting.
The Most Violent Police Force in U.S.: Albuquerque, New Mexico
AllGov - Alan Gomez is one of 27 people killed by Albuquerque
police in just four years. Forty more have been wounded in that
period. “In a city of just over 540,000, the body count is
staggering. Indeed, the rate of officer-involved shootings by
Albuquerque police is eight times that of the NYPD and two times
higher than in Chicago, a megalopolis with one of the steepest
levels of violent crime in the country,” according to
When Cops Lose Civil Rights Violation Judgments, They Don’t Pay
AllGov - Joanna Schwartz, an assistant professor at UCLA law
school, Schwartz reviewed data on police civil rights
settlements from 44 large and 37 small or midsized police
departments from 2006 to 2011. In 9,225 cases from large cities,
officers paid only .02% of the settlements, or $171,300 out of
$735 million. In the small or midsized cities, officers didn’t
pay any of the $9.4 million awarded to victims. “Taxpayers
almost always satisfy both compensatory and punitive damages
awards entered against their sworn servants,”...
Not Just Oil: Guess What Happened The Last Time Commodity Prices
Crashed Like This?…
Economic Collapse - It isn’t just the price of oil that is
collapsing. The last time commodity prices were this low was
during the immediate aftermath of the last financial crisis. The
Bloomberg Commodity Index fell to 110.4571 on Monday – the
lowest that it has been since April 2009. Just like junk bonds,
industrial commodities are a very reliable leading indicator.
VIDEO: Washington pay-by-mile pilot program approval expected
King5 News - The Washington State Transportation Commission is
expected to approve a pilot project designed to charge drivers
for every mile they travel on public roads. A Road Usage Charge
would eventually replace the gas tax in Washington State, which
has brought in less revenue with more hybrid and electric
vehicles using less gas. A GPS device would track miles driven
and charge accordingly. Testing would begin in 2016.
President Obama charges taxpayers $1.7 MILLION for one-night
hotel stay at G20 summit in Australia
The Daily Mail - The cost is said to have covered 4,096 rooms at
three separate hotels for his entourage of security guards and
assistants on November 15.... The revelation from The Weekly
Standard comes just eight months after MailOnline revealed
Americans footed Obama's $2.9 million bill for hotels and rental
cars in Brussels. The president's own room was the most
expensive of all the world leaders at the summit as he based
himself at the $2,000 (AUS$2,500) a night Marriott Hotel.
40% of Americans Live Paycheck To Paycheck (Up From 30% In 2012)
Zero Hedge - Nothing screams economic recovery like 2 out of
every 5 Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Especially when
that number has reportedly increased by 33% since 2012. Perhaps
someone should inform these destitute plebs that the stock
market is up nearly 45% over the past two years, and after all,
nothing says economic success like the 0.01% enriching
themselves via fraud and financial engineering.
Watchdog Report: IRS Paid Out More Than $20 Billion in Erroneous
Low-Income Tax Credits
Breitbart - The Internal Revenue Service paid out $14.5 billion
in erroneous Earned Income Tax Credit payments and between $5.9
billion and $7.1 billion in improper Additional Child Tax Credit
payments in Fiscal Year 2013, according to a new government
Somebody Is Manipulating the Numbers: ‘In The Realm Of Economics
A Change Of This Magnitude Is A Collapse’
Mac Slavo - According to the U.S. government the American
economy grew at an astounding 3.8% last quarter, signaling to
many that the recession responsible for wiping out trillions in
wealth and millions of jobs over the last six years is finally
over. But is it? According to the X22 Report, something just
doesn’t seem right....
Is Electromagnetic Radiation Killing You?
Activist Post - A mountain of evidence continues to be compiled
showing that WiFi and other EMFs are causing biological harm,
most especially to pregnant women and young children.... The
film below, entitled Is Your Cell Phone Killing You? looks at
perhaps the most pervasive source, but gives a full overview of
electromagnetic radiation emitted in our modern world. The
compelling new scientific research in this film looks at some of
the specific consequences ranging from depression and
miscarriage to Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
California: Worst Drought in 1,200 years
Daily Sheeple - It’s now drier in California than during the
1930s dustbowl and the historic droughts of the 1970s and 1980s,
a study published by the American Geophysical Union said. The
scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the
University of Minnesota used tree rings to reconstruct the
Golden State’s temperature and precipitation history back to 800
A.D., Washington Post reports.
Feds say cleaning up most contaminated nuclear weapons site in
US is too costly
RT - The United States government recently argued in court
filings that the state of Washington’s request of $18 billion
over 14 years to address the nation’s most polluted nuclear
weapons production site should be rejected based on expense. The
US Department of Justice said in a court filing on Friday that
the cost of the state’s proposal for a hastened cleanup of the
Hanford Nuclear Reservation would cast into doubt other nuclear
projects funded by the Department of Energy.
The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is
Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
Green Med Info - Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens,
endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins (Colborn et al.
2011). Bamberger and Oswald's studies, carried out during the
ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects
including respiratory, reproductive, and growth-related problems
in animals and a spectrum of symptoms in humans that they termed
"shale gas syndrome".
‘You cannot find us’: Sony hackers leak new data as FBI says no
N. Korea trace
RT - The FBI says it cannot confirm whether the computer leak
that has devastated Sony Pictures Entertainment was orchestrated
by North Korea, or any other entity. Meanwhile, the hackers
themselves have posted more threats and confidential data.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Glyphosate disrupting root systems, destroying soil nutrients
and eliminating earthworms
(NaturalNews) One of the most recent concerns regarding the
widespread application of glyphosate is the impact that it's
having on soil nutrients. Some experts allege that USDA
scientists are purposely covering up critical information
regarding potentially irreversible soil damage caused by
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
(NaturalNews) As one of the very few independent voices willing
to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical
regime, I've long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu
shots to the public so that people can have better information
to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.
Flu shot statistics and alternatives
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected
only vaccinated students
(NaturalNews) Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause,
according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough
outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of
Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the
children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated,
proving once again that vaccines don't really work.
Nature's most powerful antibiotics in one bottle
(NaturalNews) The spread of the Ebola virus is causing global
concern, as it should. On September 30, 2014, the CDC reported
that a patient was in critical condition in a Dallas, TX,
hospital, having tested POSITIVE for the Ebola virus. There has
never been a better time then RIGHT NOW to strengthen your
immune system, which may help keep you alive and healthy should
the virus spread out of control in major population areas.
Bathroom hand dryers aerosolize dangerous germs at 2,700% higher
rate than using paper towels, study claims
(NaturalNews) Drying your hands after washing them is an
automated and often thoughtless task for most of us; however,
both hand dryers and paper towels take a substantial toll on the
environment. Offices, shopping malls, businesses, restaurants
and parks all contain public restrooms that require some sort of
device for drying hands, leading to some staunch research
regarding which methods are most effective for reducing
environmental impacts and the spread of infectious disease.
A handful of walnuts each day can help keep breast cancer away
(NaturalNews) A powerful defense against breast cancer might
just be found in the daily habit of eating walnuts. Researchers
at Marshall University in Virginia have discovered that breast
cancer risk dropped significantly in lab animals who ate a
regular diet that included a modest amount of the nut.
36,605 Reports of Brain Dysfunction from Cholesterol-lowering
Health Impact News - Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might be
the biggest pharmaceutical scam of this generation. Clearly
out-selling all other class of drugs in the market, the lack of
science behind the lipid theory of heart disease used to justify
lowering cholesterol and prescribing statin drugs has been
clearly exposed as false for years now, showing that these
cholesterol-lowering drugs are worthless.
New Study: Hepatitis B Vaccination in France Sparked a Wave of
New Cases of MS
Health Impact News - Following World Health Organisation
recommendations in 1992 to mass vaccinate against hepatitis B to
hopefully eradicate the virus, 20 million French people were
vaccinated between 1994 and 1997. In 1998, French media
published articles about a sudden increase in the number of
cases of MS developing in France, linking them to this mass
vaccination program. Vaccination numbers rapidly fell as a
result. Now 20 years later, by looking at all the data from that
time, Dominique Le Houezec has established a firm link between
these vaccinations and a sudden rise in the number of cases of
MS developing in France.
Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Cell Damage on These Organs
Natural Blaze - Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury.
Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage
to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine.
Are BPA Laced Foods Now Connected to Hypertension Too?
Natural Blaze - New research reported in the American Heart
Association's journal Hypertension, points to cans and bottles
lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) as a precursor to raised blood
pressure - but the problem goes beyond that.
40 Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Dr Axe - Ahh, the smoothie. It’s gotten a bad rap in the past
for being a sugar-laden drink more closely resembling dessert
than anything remotely healthy. But while that might be true for
smoothies purchased at juice shops, you can make healthy
smoothie recipes right at home for a fraction of the price in
Pet food is allowed the privilege to “cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent
disease” at FDA’s ‘enforcement discretion’
Susan Thixton - FDA gives pet food this legal loophole privilege with
the requirement that prescription pet foods (foods that can “cure,
mitigate, treat, or prevent disease”) can only be sold by veterinarians
and “labeling and promotional materials with any disease claims for the
product is limited so that it is provided only to veterinary
professionals.” We can assume the FDA forgot to tell the numerous
websites that sell prescription pet foods about those disease claims…
Open letter to the TV personality Meredith Vieira – hoping she’ll stop
feeding her dog Jasper ‘as seen on TV’ treats
Susan Thixton - I heard you say it on a recent show – that Jasper loves
Pup-Peroni. Have you ever wondered what is in that treat? Here are the
ingredients from the original Beef Flavor Pup-Peroni… Beef, Meat
By-products, Soy Grits, Sugar, Liver, Salt, Propylene Glycol, Garlic
Powder, Caramel Color, Natural Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (Used as
a Preservative), Sodium Nitrite (for Color Retention), Red 40, BHA (Used
as a Preservative), Onion Extract.
December 9, 2014 - Today in History:
1783 - The first executions at Newgate Prison took place.
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 Italy.
1958 - In Indianapolis, IN, Robert H.W. Welch Jr. and 11 other men met
to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.
1975 - U.S. President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion seasonal loan
authorization to prevent New York City from having to default.
1984 - Iranian security men seized control of the plane ending a
five-day hijacking of a Kuwaiti jetliner, which was parked at the Tehran
1990 - The first American hostages to be released by Iraq began arriving
in the U.S.
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
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. State Department.
2002 - United Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing $4
billion in the previous two years. It was the sixth largest bankruptcy
2004 - Canada's Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was
2008 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on suspicion of
scheming to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat for cash or a job for
himself in the new administration. (Blagojevich was convicted of lying
to the FBI; he awaits re-trial on 23 other charges.)
Reported Israel airstrikes in Syria “dangerous”: Russia
BRICS News - “Moscow voices deep concern over the dangerous development
of events. Their circumstances should be clarified. In any case it is
certain that the use of force is unacceptable in interstate relations
and deserves disapproval,” Lukashevich was quoted by Russian Tass
Canada sends military police to Ukraine to boost security
RT - Canada will send its military police to Ukraine as a part of a
security cooperation agreement signed Monday that aims to help the
government and security forces to protect the country's territorial
Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza: Amnesty International
Sputnik News - The destruction of multistory buildings in Gaza by
airstrikes during Israel's Operation Protective Edge in August was a
deliberate act and amounts to war crimes, Amnesty International said in
a statement Tuesday.
Barbaric propaganda': Top Al-Qaeda commander denounces ISIS beheadings
RT - A senior military commander of Yemeni branch of Al-Qaeda has
denounced the beheadings performed by the so-called Islamic State
militants, saying it is was propaganda and filming it is “not
acceptable” whatever they say to justify that.
Russia To Conduct Observation Flight Over US
Sputnik News - Russian inspectors will conduct an observation flight
over the United States under the Treaty on Open Skies, head of Russia's
National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center has announced.
The Mother of all Bank Runs!
Global Research - We already know Germany had publicly requested their
gold back beginning in early 2013 and gotten very little so far. Just a
couple of weeks back, The Netherlands announced the repatriation of
122.5 tons of gold …after the fact...Several days afterwards, a leading
candidate for France’s next election also brought up the possibility of
French gold being repatriated …and now it’s Belgium!!!
Icelandic Parliamentarian Says Mass Surveillance Programs Expanding
Sputnik News - Mass surveillance programs are expanding more than ever,
Icelandic Member of Parliament Birgitta Jónsdóttir told Sputnik on
Monday. “The extent of the surveillance is not rolling back at all, they
are just expanding more than ever and that is quite disturbing,” she
said in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.
London Worst Place in Terms of Civilian Surveillance: Parliamentarian
China Blocks US Imports Over GMO Contamination
Natural Society - China has zero tolerance for many GMOs. They’ve made
this clear by refusing US exports that contain genetically modified
ingredients – not even in the parts per million range. Due to the recent
contamination of hay from RoundUp ready GMO alfalfa, the Chinese
government has now blacklisted hay from the US, and they are looking at
Canada’s exports closely to determine if they will also need to be
German Poultry Industry Giant Returns to GMO-Free Production
Sustainable Pulse - Wiesenhof confirmed on Friday that they will soon be
in a position to supply GM-Free fed poultry again, as this is what is
“desired by customers”. Alexander Hissting of VLOG (Association Food
without Genetic Engineering) told Spiegel; “We expect an almost complete
return of the poultry meat industry to GMO -free production in the
10th Sierra Leonean physician dies from Ebola
Press TV - The 10th Sierra Leonean doctor has died from the Ebola virus,
a health official in the country says. Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima
succumbed to the disease on Saturday, said Sierra Leone's Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo, describing as "shocking the continuing death
rate among Sierra Leonean frontline medical doctors."
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Michael Brown Shooting: Federal Autopsy Shows Evidence Of
Scuffle In Brown’s Death, Close-Range Shot
IB Times - A federal autopsy performed on Michael Brown at the
request of the Justice Department confirmed details revealed by
previous autopsies that the 18-year-old’s death was caused by
multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest, documents
released Monday evening show. The latest autopsy also revealed
details of gunshot wounds to the hand, indicating a struggle.
Sheriffs to Converge On DC, Demand GOP Block Boehner's Plan to
Fund Obama's Amnesty
Breitbart - On Wednesday, 50 sheriffs from around the country
will converge on Washington, D.C. to demand that the GOP block
House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) plans to fund Obama's
executive amnesty.... The press conference is being held on
December 10 because that comes less than two days "before
government funding expires."
Report: Boehner's Amnesty Omnibus Begins To Fall Apart
Breitbart - The first sign of a crack in the coalition is that
the bill—a more-than-$1 trillion omnibus that funds all of
government except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
through the end of the 2015 fiscal year in September—may not be
introduced on Monday.
VIDEO: 100-year-old math teacher shreds Common Core
BizPac Review - A 100-year-old teacher has seen a lot in the
classroom. But one thing Madeline Scotto doesn’t want to see any
more of is the Common Core curriculum and its strange way of
teaching math. In an interview with Business Insider, Scotto
said she’s never seen teaching method quite like it.
Bill to Halt NSA Warrantless Surveillance, Passed by House,
Quietly Dropped before Going to Senate
AllGov - The do-nothing House of Representatives almost slipped
up and did something to protect Americans’ privacy…The House
passed a government funding bill that included an amendment that
would have ended the ability of the National Security Agency to
conduct “backdoor” warrantless surveillance of the content of
Americans’ electronic communications under section 702 of the
FISA Amendments Act…The bipartisan amendment passed with a
veto-proof 293 votes. However, it was stripped from the bill by
House leadership before it was sent to the Senate.
Eric Garner Protesters Throw Explosives at Police
Kurt Nimmo - Police are not certain what sort of explosives were
used, but Highway Patrol Sgt. Diana McDermott told CNN she
believes they consisted of Molotov cocktails and M-80
firecrackers. M-80 firecrackers were originally made by the U.S.
military to simulate explosives or artillery fire. After they
were sold as consumer fireworks, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives made them illegal in the 1970s.
Berkeley #EricGarner Protesters Vandalize Martin Luther King
Gateway Pundit - Berkeley protesters chanting “No Justice, No
Peace” smashed windows and vandalized several stores and city
buildings. Two police officers were injured on Saturday when
protesters hurled rocks and bricks at officers. Several
businesses and the Martin Luther King Civic Center were targeted
New York Confiscating Guns from Owners Deemed Mentally Unstable
Adan Salazar - As part of provisions listed in the state’s
draconian SAFE Act, New York’s Division of Criminal Justice
Services has found 278 gun owners whom physicians and other
“mental health professionals” have identified as mentally
unstable, according to a FOIA request submitted by the Syracuse
Post-Standard. Gun owners can be identified by physicians,
psychologists, registered nurses or licensed clinical social
workers as unfit without their knowledge, as the law does not
require health professionals to inform a patient or ask their
permission before reporting them to the state.
Beloit Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes
Searched For Guns
Wisconsin Public Radio - Police in Beloit are launching a new
effort to reduce gun violence in which they're asking city
residents to volunteer to have police search their homes for
guns. Police Chief Norm Jacobs said he doesn't expect the phone
to be ringing off the hook with requests for police to search
their homes… Jacobs said he hopes some searches will result in
the discovery of guns they didn't know were in their own homes.
He said that there’s also a chance they’ll find guns linked to
Cassidy Replaces Landrieu; GOP Gains Nine Senate Seats
New American - The Louisiana runoff election on Saturday for
U.S. Senate was closer than many polls indicated, with
Congressman Bill Cassidy (shown) defeating three-term incumbent
Senator Mary Landrieu by 56 percent to 44 percent…Remarkably,
Democrats will be without a single governor or U.S. senator
across nine Old South states, from the Carolinas to
Texas…Louisianans didn’t so much vote for Cassidy as they voted
to get rid of Landrieu, once considered one of the Democrat
Party’s strongest incumbents.
10 Reasons Why A Severe Drop in Oil Prices Is A Problem
Zero Hedge - If high oil prices can be a problem, how can low
oil prices also be a problem? In particular, how can the steep
drop in oil prices we have recently been experiencing also be a
problem? In our view, a rapid drop in oil prices is likely a
symptom that we are approaching a debt-related collapse.
Slain MassMutual Executive Held Wall Street "Trade Secrets"
Wall Street on Parade - Information has now emerged that Millan
had access to highly sensitive data on bank profits resulting
from the collection of life insurance proceeds from her
insurance company employer on the death of bank workers – data
that a Federal regulator of banks has characterized as “trade
Judge rules that banks can sue Target for 2013 credit card hack
Ars Technica - After the breach, multiple banks and consumers
sued Target in Minnesota, where the company is headquartered.
The lawsuits from both banks and consumers were grouped together
into two consolidated class action complaints. Target filed a
motion to dismiss the claims made by the financial institutions,
but District Court Judge Paul A. Magnuson ruled that the
plaintiffs' claims were valid.
Supreme Court rejects BP appeal over oil spill payments
RT - Without comment and with no Justices dissenting, the
Supreme Court turned down a plea by BP to reopen its 2012 deal
aimed at settling hundreds of millions in claims over the April
2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision leaves
intact a lower court opinion approving the settlement that BP
negotiated, signed and asked the Court to approve in 2012. It
will allow the businesses and families of the Gulf Coast to
continue to make claims for another six months.
Estonia wants to give us all digital ID cards, make us
Ars Technica - One week ago, Estonia launched its "e-resident"
program, allowing non-resident non-citizens to obtain a digital
identification card issued by the Estonian government. Today,
its prime minister turned up in the heart of Silicon Valley to
pitch the program.... Estonian ID cards use open-source public
key-private key encryption (upgraded in 2011 to 2048-bit), which
allows government agencies to perform various secure functions
online connected with a citizen's identity. Functions include
financial transactions, public transportation tickets, and
student university admission records among other things.
New Research Aims to Ensure That Robots Know Their Limits
Tech Swarm - A team of UK researchers is embarking on a
collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we
build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are
ethical and follow legislation on robotics.
NSA warrantless bulk phone metadata spying continues unabated
Ars Technica - The NSA's bulk phone metadata spying program was
renewed for another 90 days, the fourth time the warrantless
snooping has been reauthorized following President Barack Obama
promising reform last January, the government said Monday. That
means the nation's telecoms will continue forwarding a database
to the government that includes the phone numbers of all calls,
the international mobile subscriber identity number of mobile
callers, the calling card numbers used in calls, and the time
and duration of those calls to and from the United States.
NSA spies on every cell phone company in the world, new data
Intel News - The United States National Security Agency has
spied on virtually every cell phone manufacturer and provider in
the world in an attempt to uncover security weaknesses that can
be exploited for surveillance, according to newly leaked data.
It also appears that the NSA has worked to sabotage the
technical security features of commercial telecommunications
systems in order to be able to spy on their users.
Sony's PlayStation Network taken down by DDoS, as company reels
from last month's massive Sony Pictures hack
ExtremeTech - Poor Sony: This morning, the company’s PlayStation
Network (PSN) and Store were unreachable due to suspected foul
play by Lizard Squad, the same hacker group that took down
Microsoft’s Xbox Live network last week — and it also hit PSN
back in August, too… Of course, this latest Sony outage comes
just a couple of weeks after a devastating and very-high-profile
hack on Sony Pictures, which resulted in a massive leak of
sensitive information — including the contact details and social
security numbers of actors — and unreleased movies.
Sony Pictures attackers demand: “Stop the terrorist film!”
Ars Technica - A new statement from the Sony Pictures
cyber-attackers “Guardians of Peace” was posted on GitHub today,
claiming that the GOP was not involved in threats to Sony
employees over the weekend. Ars learned of the message through
an e-mail sent from an account previously associated with the
GOP, and the post included a message to Sony as well as a
collection of links to download the private data of two Sony
Terminal stage IV lung cancer patient miraculously cured by
(NaturalNews) An Australian woman in her mid-50s recently posted
a YouTube video explaining how she has eliminated her stage IV
lung cancer with cannabis after being given a death sentence of
six months with no treatment. Her oncologist suggested chemo as
an option, but it wouldn't cure her cancer. It would only
prolong her life a few months with chemo side effects.
Study finds broccoli sprouts help detoxify the body
(NaturalNews) A new study from Johns Hopkins University
researchers has found that broccoli sprouts have the ability to
provide detoxifying effects in the body, gaining recognition
from those who have previously doubted food's impact on removing
toxic chemicals from the system or who have taken issue with
consumption of sprouts in general.
Yes Dear, Garlic, Vitamin C and Zinc Do Treat the Common Cold
Green Med Info - Okay, so you have a cold - or those around you
have a cold. What to do? Get some drugs? Think again. Most are
no better for placebo for the common cold. The most successful
proven cold remedies are natural.
Marijuana Decreases Death Rates From Pain Killers By Over 30
Prevent Disease - Every year, painkillers such as percocet,
vicodin and other opioids kill thousands. Opioid prescriptions
have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most
commonly prescribed drugs on the market. Painkillers are some of
the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose
effectiveness with long-term use. So when a plant comes along
that can effectively curb dependency on this popular selling
drug, pharmaceutical companies get very get angry. Marijuana
does just that.
7 Of The Top Medical Procedures Whose Risks Far Exceed Any
Prevent Disease - Some of the top medical procedures in the
world involve either radiating, poisoning or surgical removal of
human tissue. To medical professionals, the solution is to
eliminate the problem in the fastest way possible, regardless of
the short or long-term consequences. Think twice before you
decide to commit to any of these procedures. There is always an
Some E-Cigarettes Contain 10 Times the Carcinogens as Regular
AllGov - If you’re a smoker and are thinking of switching to
e-cigarettes for health reasons, you might want to think again.
Studies are showing that their vapor contains carcinogens as
well. A study conducted by Japan’s National Institute of Public
Health showed that at least one unnamed e-cigarette brand
contains 10 times the level of carcinogens found in a regular
cigarette. The substances found in e-cigarette vapor include
formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.
Politicians Silence 9-Year-Old Over Posting Photos of School
Natural Society - Do you want to know what some kids are being
served at school everyday? Nine-year-old Martha Payne of western
Scotland will tell you. In fact, she was posting pictures on her
blog for months showing just what primary school kids were being
fed every day, and then being expected to perform academically.
She reached a million viewers on her blog, but politicians
10 Worst Toys for Kids
Dr. Mercola - The US toy industry generates $22 billion in sales
a year, with 65 percent of those sales taking place during the
holiday season. Unfortunately, many toys meant to bring children
joy can end up injuring them instead, sometimes seriously.
How to Make Your Own Herbal Coconut Oil Salve
Health Impact News - No home-based herbal medicine cabinet is
complete without an herbal salve. These salves can be used for a
range of maladies including scratches, cuts, scrapes, burns,
insect bites, and more. Having a jar or container of this at the
ready is a quick way to transfer the healing properties of dried
herbs to your loved ones.
Turmeric Cauliflower Recipe
Dr. Mercola - If you’re looking for a warm, hearty, and healthy
side dish, roasted turmeric cauliflower is one recipe you’ll
want to keep on standby. Turmeric has a slightly spicy flavor
with notes of ginger and pepper. When combined with the somewhat
nutty, even sweet, flavor of cauliflower, which is brought out
even more by roasting, you’ll find there’s no need to overload
on starchy mashed potatoes or rice to get your comfort-food fix
– this recipe is bound to become a new go-to favorite.
Be Aware of This "Walking Drunk" Condition -- Get to Your Vet Quickly
Dr. Becker - If your dog suddenly shows signs of instability while
walking, get your pet evaluated for this uncommon, yet serious
condition. Toy breeds are especially at risk, and any dog of any age or
breed may be at risk after a traumatic neck injury.
December 8, 2014 - Today in History:
1776 - George Washington's retreating army in the American Revolution
crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
1863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan for the
Reconstruction of the South.
1886 - At a convention of union leaders in Columbus, OH, the American
Federation of Labor was founded.
1941 - The United States entered World War II when it declared war
against Japan. The act came one day after the Japanese attacked Pearl
Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.
1953 - Los Angeles became the third largest city in the United States.
1987 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev
signed a treaty agreeing to destroy their nations' arsenals of
intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
1987 - The "intefadeh" (Arabic for uprising) by Palestinians in the
Israeli-occupied territories began.
1992 - Americans got to see live television coverage of U.S. troops
landing on the beaches of Somalia during Operation Restore Hope. (Due to
the time difference, it was December 9 in Somalia.)
1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed into law the North American Free
1994 - In Los Angeles, 12 alternate jurors were chosen for the O.J.
Simpson murder trial.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police could not search a
person or their cars after ticketing for a routine traffic violation.
1998 - The FBI opened its files on Frank Sinatra to the public. The file
contained over 1,300 pages.
1999 - In Memphis, TN, a jury found that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had
been the victim of a vast murder conspiracy, not a lone assassin.
2008 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal he
would confess to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks; four other men also
abandoned their defenses.
‘Heinous crime’: Syria urges UN to sanction Israel over Damascus
RT - Syrian officials demanded the UN impose sanctions on Israel after
Tel Aviv conducted airstrikes near Damascus Airport. They say the attack
was a heinous crime against their sovereignty by a country which doesn’t
hide its policy of supporting terrorism.
US gets hostage killed hours before his release, provides cover for news
Pentagon is keeping 10,800 troops in Afghanistan
CLG News - The new year will open with 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan
than President Barack Obama pledged. S.African hostage Pierre Korkie,
killed just day before release 6 Dec 2014 Pierre Korkie, a South African
teacher who was taken hostage by Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] militants in Yemen
more than a year ago, was killed Saturday in a failed rescue bid just a
day before he was due to be released.
U.S. Keeping 1,000 More Troops in Afghanistan Than Obama Pledged
Bloomberg - The new year will open with as many as 10,800 U.S. troops
still in Afghanistan, 1,000 more than President Barack Obama pledged,
with transition plans running several months behind, Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel said.
Be Careful What You Wish For: 5 Ways Russia's Demise Could Spread Around
Zero Hedge - Russia matters. It mattered in 1998 when the shock waves
from its debt default reverberated around the world. And it would matter
again should the plunging oil price lead to economic collapse. That’s
despite the fact that Russia is a massive land mass with a relatively
small economy. It accounts for only 3% of global GDP and it is dominated
by an energy sector that is responsible for 70% of exports.
50,000 tons of Russian coal enter Ukraine
RT - The Ukrainian Energy Ministry has announced that hundreds of wagons
full of Russian coal which had been held up at the border in Ukraine’s
east since last week, have now started entering the country.
Israeli airstrikes hit near Damascus airport – Syrian state TV
RT - Israeli airstrikes have hit targets near Damascus International
Airport and in the town of Dimas near the Lebanon border, Syrian state
Kiev ignored EU request to close E. Ukraine airspace days before MH17
crash – report
RT - European air traffic control regulator urged Kiev to close the
south-east of the country for civilian aircraft days before the MH17
flight was downed near Donetsk, but the plea was ignored by the
Ukrainian authorities, a new report claims.
French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
The local - The city of Marseille has been blasted for using Nazi-era
tactics to identify its homeless population by issuing them with ID
cards, adorned with a yellow triangle. The cards detail their health
issues and will be worn visibly.
Chlorine chicken, hormone beef? European fears that TTIP deal brings
American 'Frankenfood' imports
The Independent - “Hormone-boosted beef. Chlorine-washed chicken.
Genetically altered vegetables. This is what they want for us,” warned
Cabaret, standing before his majestic herd of free-range cows. “In
France, food is about pleasure, about taste. But in the United States,
they put anything in their mouths. No, this must be stopped.” In Europe,
this is a season of angst — even paranoia — over a historic bid to link
the United States and the 28-nation European Union in the world’s
largest free-trade deal.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
House Chooses New Cold War With Russia
Ron Paul - Last week the US House voted overwhelmingly in favor
of an anti-Russia resolution so full of war propaganda that it
rivals the rhetoric from the chilliest era of the Cold War.
Ironically, much of the bill condemns Russia for doing exactly
what the US government has been doing for years in Syria and
Congress is poised to give a foreign mining company 2,400 acres
of national forest in Arizona that is cherished ancestral
homeland to Apache natives
RT - This week, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees
quietly attached a provision to the National Defense
Authorization Act (NDAA) that would mandate the handover of a
large tract of Tonto National Forest to Resolution Copper, a
subsidiary of the Australian-English mining company Rio Tinto,
which co-owns with Iran a uranium mine in Africa and which is
10-percent-owned by China.
VIDEO: Caught On Tape - State Department Spokesperson Admits Her
Own Propaganda Is "Ridiculous"
Zero Hedge - Filed under "it's funny coz it's not funny." The
State Department's Jen Psaki appears to forget her mic is hot
following the most cryptic piece of propagandist misinformation
regarding the acquittal of Egypt's ex-leader Hosni Mubarak...
"that was ridiculous".
#Anonymous brings down Oakland PD website after cops gas
RT - The fifth night of nationwide protests over the widespread
failure of the system to prosecute white officers who kill
unarmed black men and boys, culminated in hacktivist group
Anonymous taking down the Police Department’s website in
US sends 6 Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as 'refugees'
RT - The US has taken up Uruguay’s offer of resettling six
detainees from Guantanamo Bay detention center, which has
stained the reputation of Barack Obama after he promised to
close the facility in 2008.
Rubber bullets, tear gas in Berkeley as police disperse
#EricGarner, #Ferguson rally
RT - Protests against police brutality have turned violent in
Berkeley, California, as officers are resorting to rubber
bullets, flash bang grenades and tear gas in a tense standoff
with demonstrators demanding justice.
‘Demonized’ NYPD officers claim obese, asthmatic chokehold
victim Eric Garner contributed to his own death
Daily Mail - Police officers in the NYPD have hit back at
outraged protesters furious at the death of Eric Garner, a black
man who died in a police chokehold, saying he brought it upon
himself. Union officials and police supporters have seized on
findings showing that Garner’s asthma and obesity contributed to
his death, and say they feel ‘thrown under the bus’ by
demonstrations and politicians.
US racial profiling 'to remain at airports, border checks'
RT - The White House will permit a large section of the
Department of Homeland Security, specifically the Transportation
Security Administration and the US Customs and Border
Protection, to continue with the controversial practice of
racial profiling while selecting who should receive special
consideration at border checkpoints and at airports, law
enforcement officials told The Washington Post.
19 Signs That You Live In A Country That Has Gone Completely
The Daily Sheeple - Do you ever feel like you are living in a
“Bizarro World”? That is how I feel much of the time. I look
around and it seems as though some form of mass psychosis has
descended on most of the population.
Does the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Really Need
All Gov - Attention New Jersey fishermen: Don’t forget to renew
your fishing licenses. If you do, you might find yourselves
staring at the muzzle of an assault rifle. The New Jersey
Division of Fish and Wildlife is now the proud owner of 16 M-14
automatic rifles, supplied by the Department of Defense’s 1033
program, which has given millions of dollars’ worth of surplus
military equipment to law enforcement agencies across the
Austin police chief insults gun owners: If you know gun
enthusiasts, turn them in
BizPac Review - Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo made the odd
request in a televised Monday press conference, held after a
so-called “homegrown American extremist” went on a shooting
spree at a Mexican consulate, police station, bank and federal
courthouse. Larry Steven McQuilliams, said to be part of a cult
that opposes gays, taxes and inter-racial marriages, was killed
when an officer returned fire.
Scottsdale Police Union Gives Telemarketer Two-Thirds Of
Donations Made For Needy Kids
KJZZ - Annual donations for the programs jumped by more than 82
percent between 2006 and 2012, according to the union’s tax
records. Tax records for 2013 have not yet been filed. In total,
almost $4.5 million was raised over that seven-year period. But
how much actually goes to the kids each year? Not much. In some
years, less than 10 percent.
“Riddles” Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year
Zero Hedge - 52-year-old Belgian Geert Tack – a private banker
for ING who managed portfolios for wealthy individuals – was
described as ‘impeccable’, ‘sporty’, ‘cared-for’, and
‘successful’ and so as Vermist reports, after disappearing a
month ago, the appearance of his body off the coast of Ostend is
surrpunded by riddles…
New Law Would Make Taxpayers Potentially Liable For TRILLIONS In
Economic Collapse - If the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble
implodes, who should be stuck with the bill? Well, if the “too
big to fail” banks have their way it will be you and I. Right
now, lobbyists for the big Wall Street banks are pushing really
hard to include an extremely insidious provision in a bill that
would keep the federal government funded past the upcoming
December 11th deadline. This provision would allow these big
banks to trade derivatives through subsidiaries that are
federally insured by the FDIC.
Comptroller says feds improperly reported $619 billion
Washington Examiner - Because government agencies don’t have a
unified method of reporting how much they spend, it’s virtually
impossible to gauge the full extent of federal expenditures, a
congressional watchdog said.
BP Set To Slash 100s Of Jobs Amid Oil's "Unequivocally Good"
Zero Hedge - The slump in oil prices has BP "concentrating minds
on making the organization more efficient" which means, as The
FT translates, the 'unequivocally good news' of lower oil prices
is accelerating plans for the oil giant to reduce its headcount.
YouTube: Missouri Nuclear Plant Shuts Down; "No Public Risk"-St
Louis Radiation Levels Rising
An Ameren Corp. nuclear plant in central Missouri shut down
Wednesday due to an electrical equipment failure, but the
company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the
Bigger than Apophis: Dangerous 300+ meter asteroid to cross
Earth orbit every 3 years
RT - Scientists have calculated that 2014 UR116 asteroid will
fly in dangerous proximity to Earth every three years. If it
collides with the planet the energy of the explosion could be a
thousand times greater than the impact of the Chelyabinsk
Fun today, gun tomorrow: How toy drones could lead to
Terminator-style hunting machines
RT - Being killed by remote control is a uniquely scary prospect
to most of us. But we are now close to the point where drone
technology has become ubiquitous, as it can be used for a
variety of purposes by anyone with a bit of money to spend.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Factory Farm Whistleblower Unveils Disturbing Video
Blacklisted News - [Graphic video] A North Carolina contractor
for meat processing giant Perdue has now unveiled what truly
happens behind these ‘better’ farming operations that we are
made to believe are the much better option for ourselves and our
families. The result: a very disturbing reminder to eat a high
quality organic diet...
4 common respiratory conditions and their causes
(NaturalNews) More than one in three Americans suffer from one
of the four most common respiratory conditions. Respiratory
problems can be caused by a number of factors, including viral
and bacterial infections, pollution, smoking, poor quality diet,
food toxins and allergies, a stressful and inactive lifestyle,
and overuse of antibiotics.
Three super immune-boosting herbs
(NaturalNews) Life on Earth is a stressful endeavor for all
living things. This stress provides an adaptive stimulus for
plant and animal life to become stronger and more resilient.
Certain herbs have adapted over centuries to have incredible
immune-enhancing properties. Garlic, oregano and ginger are a
few powerful immune-enhancing herbs.
Olfactory engineering - How corporations control your thoughts,
moods and actions through smell
(NaturalNews) It is a fact that smells affect the way we think
and process information. Studies have shown that odors trigger
all sorts of cognitive changes in humans, and can be used by
corporations or the government to influence populations and even
intentionally "zombify" people who don't fit the mold of
accepted behavior and thought.
Surprising Finding: Gut Microbes Make Dark Chocolate Healthy
Dr. Mercola - A considerable number of studies are in agreement
that dark chocolate has pronounced health benefits provided you
eat it in moderation (one to two ounces is recommended by some
researchers. The same cannot be said for milk chocolate,
however. There's a big difference between your average chocolate
bar and what could be referred to as "therapeutic" chocolate. To
understand this better, here are some definitions...
Why algae can fundamentally solve your health problems
(NaturalNews) When assessing the most healing foods on the
planet, it is very difficult to compile a list that doesn't
contain algae. Health nuts have admired this dark green super
food for quite some time, due to its comprehensive benefits to
the human body.
Time and Other Indicators of Healthy Eating
Dr. Mercola - What's the trick to healthy eating? I'm afraid
there's no one magic ingredient, but if you view food
consumption as part and parcel of a lifestyle that leads to
health and well-being, a number of factors stand out that
separates the proverbial wheat from the chaff.
Research: Bisphenol A (BPA) Causes 100x More Harm Than
Green Med Info - An alarming new study establishes that the
commonly used chemical bisphenol A used in tens of thousands of
consumer products, and its lesser known but increasingly
prevalent analogs, bisphenol S and F, are several orders of
magnitude more disruptive to the endocrine systems of the
developing male human fetus than previous toxicological risk
assessments were capable of determining.
Two Must-Have Minerals for Fighting Breast Cancer
Natural Society - Women who want to avoid breast cancer or its
recurrence need to be aware of the real risk factors, not the
ones that oncologists use to scare you into accepting radiation
and chemotherapy. Real risk factors are imbalances in the body
that are within your control. While there are numerous ways to
restore this balance, 2 compounds can be especially effective at
preventing breast cancer – zinc and selenium.
Government Pays Compensation to 80 Flu Vaccine Injuries and
Deaths in 3 Month Period
Health Impact News - The December 2014 report from the
Department of Justice on damages paid by the U.S. Government to
vaccine victims was recently published by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Resources. There were 180 cases of vaccine
injuries decided. 134 cases received compensation, while 46
cases were denied.
New Law Fines You $2.3 Million for Telling Truth About Natural
Natural Society - The despicable influence of Big Pharma is all
over the latest proposed FDA regulations. The Food and Drug
Administration has issued a ‘guidance document’ that would force
anyone who sells natural, unpatentable supplements and who wants
to make research-backed claims on its healing properties with a
ludicrous $2.3 million price tag – payable to the government
Study Links GMOs to Over 22 Different Diseases
Natural Society - A new study released in September of this year
gives even more evidence that GMOs should have been banned
before they were ever allowed on the market. Read on to find out
how “Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the
Deterioration of Health in the United States of America”
pinpoints a significant correlation between GMOs and 22
Buh-bye, Obamacare! Hello, Health Care Sharing
Green Med Info - The Affordable Care Act doesn't work for
everyone. Here's how to opt out of Obamacare and enroll an
Colorado to Spend $9 Million on Medical Marijuana Research
Natural Society - Officials at the Colorado State Public Health
Department have recommended that over $9 million in grant
funding should pay for a series of clinical trials to assess
cannabinoids and cannabis for pediatric epilepsy, post-traumatic
stress disorder, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, ulcerative
colitis, and pain management. These would be state sponsored
trials that would determine the efficacy of CBD.
The Writing Is on the Wall... And the Pet Industry Is Catching
Dr. Becker - Lately, a real head-scratcher for the processed pet
food industry has been: why does that pesky little raw pet food
market continue to grow, despite all our best efforts to
denigrate and defile it, and drive consumers away from it?
December 5, 2014 - 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.
1782 - The first native U.S. president, Martin Van Buren, was born in
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
1839 - General George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, OH.
1848 - U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming
the fact that gold had been discovered in California.
1932 - German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa making it
possible for him to travel to the U.S.
1933 - Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to
ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1944 - During World War II, Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.
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 from again.
1955 - The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial
Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO.
1962 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to cooperate in the peaceful
uses of outer space.
1977 - Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq
and South Yemen due to peaceful relations with Israel.
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.
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin kept the power to appoint Cabinet
ministers, defeating a constitutional amendment that would have put his
team of reformers under the control of Russia's Congress.
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
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.
2006 - New York became the first city in the nation to ban
artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants.
2008 - A judge in Las Vegas sentenced O.J. Simpson to 33 years in prison
(with eligibility for parole after nine) for an armed robbery at a hotel
Ukraine's Nuke Plants are a Huge War Risk No One Has Mentioned Yet
Russia Insider - In Ukraine there are four nuclear power plants with 15
reactor blocks. These are available in Khmelnytsky, Rivne, Zaporizhia
and Mykolaiv. But it is mostly old buildings from the Soviet era that
are not adequately protected. The nuclear power plant Zaporozhye is
about 200 kilometers away from the combat zone in Donetsk. Precautions
for prevention of sabotage acts against nuclear facilities do not exist.
‘Terrorism exported to Middle East from Europe’ – Assad
RT - Terrorism is being exported to the Middle East from Europe,
especially from France, said Syria’s President Bashar Assad in an
interview to French media. He also criticized Western states for
politically supporting terrorists in the region.
500 more dead sea lions; Fukushima radiation continues to spread across
(NaturalNews) Another mysterious wave of dead sea animals has washed
ashore in Peru, the possible consequence of ongoing radiation releases
from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan. BBC News reports
that 500 dead sea lions were recently discovered on Peru's northern
coastline, some 250 miles north of the capital city of Lima, with no
obvious explanation as to why this occurred.
‘Remember lessons we taught Hitler’: Top 10 quotes from Putin’s State of
RT - In his yearly address to parliamentarians and dignitaries, Vladimir
Putin gave a reminder of Russia's strength as the country that Hitler
failed to defeat, while also comparing Crimea's significance to that of
the Temple Mount to Jews.
How The Ukrainian Government Is Giving Away Citizenships So Foreigners
Can Run The Country
Zero Hedge - Claims that the new government in Ukraine is nothing more
than a Western puppet Parliament have been swirling around consistently
since February.... Nothing proves this fact more clearly than the recent
and sudden granting of citizenship to three foreigners so that they can
take top posts in the government. At the top of the list is American,
Natalie Jaresko, who runs private equity fund Horizon Capital. She will
now be Ukraine’s Finance Minister,...
Fight Breaks Out In Parliament When Ukraine Learns It Has Quietly Become
The Newest US State
Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros 'tucked away': cardinal
(Reuters) - The Vatican's economy minister has said hundreds of millions
of euros were found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See
departments without having appeared in the city-state's balance
sheets.... Australian Cardinal George Pell wrote that the discovery
meant overall Vatican finances were in better shape than previously
CDC prepares for imminent Ebola wave with designation of 35 US hospitals
as Ebola treatment centers
(NaturalNews) In a press release, the Department of Health and Human
Services said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
announced that some state officials have identified the hospitals as
Ebola treatment centers, and more are expected to be designated as such
in the coming weeks.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Reckless Congress 'Declares War' on Russia
Ron Paul - Today the US House passed what I consider to be one
of the worst pieces of legislation ever. H. Res. 758 was billed
as a resolution “strongly condemning the actions of the Russian
Federation, under President Vladimir Putin [...] If anyone
thinks I am exaggerating about how bad this resolution really
is, let me just offer a few examples from the legislation
CIA torture report to be published on Monday without the word
RT - The long-awaited publication of the so-called “CIA torture
report” is expected to finally occur early next week, but
would-be readers, be warned: according to leaks, the executive
summary will be absent any and all use of the word “torture.”...
After a lengthy back-and-forth between the Senate committee and
the CIA, however, the 600 page summary that will soon be made
public — less than one-tenth of the actual report — will be ripe
with enough redactions and wordplay to still leave much of the
agency’s post-9/11 practices a mystery.
“$38 Billion Reasons” 2nd Amendment is Crumbling: Bloomberg
Targets 12 More States with Gun Control
Mac Slavo - State by state encroachments of the 2nd Amendment
are on the move, and they are marching to beat of the drums of
billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor and
publishing mogul, and his complex of gun control organizations.
SC Jury Indicts White Officer for Killing Black Man – Media
Truth Revolt - In a case with several parallels to both the
Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, a South Carolina grand jury
indicted a white police officer with murder Wednesday for the
shooting of an unarmed black man. Despite the significant
parallels and timing, however, the national media has largely
ignored the story.
House of Representatives passes resolution against Russia
RT - The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved
a document which strongly condemns Moscow's actions against its
neighbors, calling them a policy of aggression. Passed with
411-10 votes, the resolution slams Russia’s “continuing
political, economic, and military aggression” against Ukraine,
Georgia, and Moldova and the “continuing violation of their
sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.”
Obama Mulling Sanctions on Israel
Free Beacon - The Obama administration is refusing to discuss
reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White
House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing
construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State Department
spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when
confronted with reports that the administration had held secret
internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for
its ongoing building in East Jerusalem.
About 250 Fort Bragg soldiers will deploy to Iraq
Army Times - About 250 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne
Division will deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve,
officials announced Monday... They will deploy for nine months
to the Central Command area of responsibility to conduct
security operations. The soldiers are not part of the
1,500-troop increase authorized Nov. 7 by President Obama.
Obama never signed amnesty order
WND - It’s common knowledge President Obama signed an executive
order directing the Department of Homeland Security to forgive
millions of illegal aliens for their past violations of
immigration law, right? Wrong. Today the National Archives and
Records Administration, responsible for such maintaining such
filings, said no such executive order was ever signed or filed,
confirming WND’s report Wednesday.
Homeland Security already hiring 1,000 employees to carry out
The Washington Times - Department of Homeland Security officials
wasted little time in ramping up for President Obama’s amnesty,
posting 1,000 job openings the day after his announcement and
announcing it already has space for hundreds of employees at a
new location in Arlington, Virginia — an indication that it had
laid its plans well before Mr. Obama’s announcement.
California Sheriff Acquires ‘Crowd Control’ Drones That Can See
Inside Buildings, Track Guns
Steve Watson - A county sheriff’s department in California has
acquired two surveillance drones which it intends to deploy next
year, despite being forced to scrap the plans last year after
intense opposition. The Alameda County Sheriff’s office, close
to San Francisco, could still become the first law enforcement
agency in the state to deploy FAA authorized drones after it
revived the plans, despite not significantly changing any policy
on privacy safeguards.
Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal
dominance of Western states
Washington Times - In an unprecedented challenge to federal
dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012
signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that
Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents
more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31.
The Red Cross CEO Has Been Serially Misleading About Where
Donors’ Dollars Are Going
Pro Publica - The American Red Cross regularly touts how
responsible it is with donors' money. "We're very proud of the
fact that 91 cents of every dollar that's donated goes to our
services," Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern said in a speech in
Baltimore last year. "That's world class, obviously." McGovern
has often repeated that figure, which has also appeared on the
charity's website. "I'm really proud" that overhead expenses are
so low, she told a Cleveland audience in June. The problem with
that number: It isn't true.
Teacher Forces 8-Year-Old to Unclog Toilet with Bare Hands
Mikael Thalen - A teacher who forced an eight-year old student
to unclog a toilet with his bare hands will remain employed
despite a history of inappropriate behavior with children. Brent
Taylor, teacher at Scootney Springs Elementary in Othello,
Washington, admitted to making his student put his hands inside
the toilet after the third grader alerted his parents to the
China’s Economy Surpassed U.S. … a Long Time Ago
Washington’s Blog - We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2.
Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United
States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first
time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the
leading economic power on the planet. It just happened — and
almost nobody noticed.
‘Near Perfect’ Indicator That Precedes Almost Every Stock Market
Correction Is Flashing A Warning Signal
Economic Collapse - Are we about to see U.S. stocks take a
significant tumble? If you are looking for a “canary in the coal
mine” for the U.S. stock market, just look at high yield bonds.
In recent years, almost every single time junk bonds have
declined substantially there has been a notable stock market
correction as well.
Five Facts About Crony Profits from Food Stamps
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton - One-sixth of the country is now
receiving food stamps and the number just continues to climb.
Most argue this increase simply has to do with the terrible
recession and resultant unemployment; but the food stamp
program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program or SNAP, is yet another crony capitalist scheme
(surprise, surprise). Here are a few more crony facts most
people might not realize about our nation’s food stamp program.
San Diego citizens forced to drink their own pharmaceutical
pollution through emergency sewage recycling program
(NaturalNews) The drought in California has unfortunately become
a way of life for the majority of its residents, with many of
them resorting to showering in portable stalls located in
parking lots and getting on board with drinking recycled sewage
Online news sites to be blacked out during next major
(NaturalNews) According to what I'm hearing from several sources
in my network of contacts, the U.S. government is putting
systems in place to black out online news sites like Natural
News, Drudge Report, The Blaze and many others. A practice run
that took place earlier this week in California has already
achieved this result and confirmed the technical ability to make
it happen at will.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Is Monsanto About to Unleash GMO Marijuana?
Natural Society - It has supposedly been in the works for years
now, but you’ve likely not heard of it – Monsanto Marijuana. Is
that the big push to legalize in the US? Allegations abound that
Monsanto and George Soros have been planning to unveil GMO
cannabis in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the sale,
cultivation, and possession of marijuana earlier this year.
Could Monsanto have the same plans for the US?
5 more everyday items that can be used for survival
(NaturalNews) Before tossing an item away stop and think about
what other uses that item may have. So-called junk can be a
lifesaver in a survival situation. Additionally, there are items
that can be used for other than the intended purpose, items that
can be used in a survival situation for example.
Medical device actually spreads cancer in women, FDA warns
(NaturalNews) A medical procedure used on women preparing to
undergo surgery for uterine fibroids may actually spread cancer
throughout the body, potentially turning easily treated cancers
into life-threatening forms, the FDA has warned.
Older man is beating stage IV colon cancer with Essiac tea
(NaturalNews) John Tanzi was diagnosed with stage IV colon
cancer in July 2013, days before he turned 70, with a prognosis
of living two to six months at most if he refused chemotherapy.
After having observed friends and family members undergo chemo,
only to be in misery from it then die soon anyway, he decided to
research for other options that would not only rid his cancer
but allow him to have a decent quality of life for his remaining
years. So far, he's feeling better than ever and his blood tests
The CDC Says The Current Flu Vaccine Everyone's Taking Might Be
A Bad Match For The Virus
(Reuters) - A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests
the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the seasonal
flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.
Importance of a Liver Cleanse — 6 Step Liver Cleanse
Dr. Axe - Every person’s health and wellbeing is dependent on
how their body removes and purges toxins from the body. With all
the environmental pollution, toxic body care products, and
processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious
detox! One of the main ways that the body rids itself of toxins
is through the liver. In fact, the liver is one of the hardest
working organs in our body. It works tirelessly to detoxify our
blood, produce the bile needed to digest fat, break down
hormones, and store essential vitamins, minerals and iron.
5 Things You Should Know About Fluoride Found in Drinking Water
Natural Society - Many U.S. communities & entire nations have
removed fluoride from water to protect health. Here are a 5
things you should know about fluoride.
Gut Wrenching News: GMOs Causing Deadly Bacteria to Flourish in
Natural Society - Researchers have found that a deadly strain of
bacteria created by the biotech industry is likely growing in
your digestive system. As many experts have suspected, GM foods
tainted with the omnipresent agrochemical, Roundup, are causing
widespread changes in the microbiome of those who consume them.
M.D. Reveals 6 Real-Life Health Transformations Using Real Food
Natural Society - Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified
family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and
nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and
reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.... He
advocates what’s called a ‘nutritarian diet,’ which is
essentially a diet encompassing whole, natural organic foods
rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts
Green Med Info - In their study published online in the Journal
of Medicinal Food, the researchers fed animals either whole
walnuts, walnut oil, or an oil mixture with the same fatty acid
content as walnut oil. After 18 weeks the walnuts and the walnut
oil slowed prostate cancer growth. They also reduced cholesterol
and increased insulin sensitivity. And they reduced levels of
the hormone IGF-1 which has been linked to both breast and
December 4, 2014 - Today in History:
1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces
Tavern in New York.
1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the
Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson became the first chief executive to
travel to Europe while in office.
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.
1979 - For the second time, the United Nations Security Council voted
unanimously to urge Iran to free American hostages that had been taken
on November 4.
1980 - The bodies of 4 American nuns slain in El Salvador two days
earlier were unearthed. Five national guardsmen were later convicted of
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
1987 - Cuban inmates at a federal prison in Atlanta freed their 89
hostages, peacefully ending an 11-day uprising.
1988 - The government of Argentina announced that hundreds of heavily
armed soldiers had ended a four-day military revolt.
1990 - Iraq promised to release 3,300 Soviet citizens it was holding.
1991 - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson was released after
nearly seven years in captivity in Lebanon.
1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
2000 - O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in
Miami, FL. Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face
while pulling off the man's glasses.
2001 - O.J. Simpson's home in Florida was raided by the FBI in an
ongoing two year international investigation into drug trafficking,
satellite service pilfering and money laundering. Some satellite
equipment was taken from Simpson's home and no drugs were found.
State of the Nation: President Putin addresses Federal Assembly — Live
RT - Putin: Russia will respect Ukraine as a brotherly country....
Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing the Federal Assembly -
both houses of parliament, the cabinet and other dignitaries - outlining
his stance on his policies for the coming year.
Obama: Putin ‘scares heck out of neighbors’ with ‘nationalist,
RT - The US president has lashed out at his Russian counterpart for
pursuing what he called a “nationalist, backward-looking” policy. Obama
has vowed to maintain sanctions against Russia, but added he doubts they
could actually change Putin’s “mindset.”
Cutting Russia out of SWIFT banking system would mean ‘war’ – head of
RT - Excluding Russia from the global SWIFT banking transactions system
is another form of sanctions and would mean “war,” said Andrey Kostin,
head of VTB Russia’s second largest bank, adding that should it happen
Russia has a “Plan B.”
Al-Qaeda Releases Video Threatening to Execute British-US Hostage
Sputnik News - Al-Qaeda in Yemen have released a new video on YouTube in
which Sheikh Nasser al-Ansi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Arabian
Peninsula, makes a speech saying that a British-American hostage they
are holding will be executed if US doesn’t meet their demands.
US Army Sends 100 Tanks To Eastern Europe To "Deter Russian Aggression"
Zero Hedge - Military.com reports that the new Army commander in Europe
plans to bolster the U.S. armored presence in Poland and the Baltic
states and keep rotations of U.S. troops there through next year and
possibly beyond to counter Russia. Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges, who
replaced Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell earlier this month as commander of
U.S. Army Europe, said the Army was looking to add about 100 Abrams
tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the forces in Eastern Europe.
Forgotten History: US Chemical Giant Fined $2,100 for Killing 15,000
People in Bhopal
Natural Blaze - Union Carbide, later bought by Dow Chemical, operated a
chemical facility in Bhopal. On December 2nd, 1984 the plant that was
not properly maintained leaked a toxic chemical gas. Thousands died. The
death toll estimates from the first week range between 7,000 and 15,000.
Compensation was paid to the survivors in the amount of $500 for a
lifetime of disability or loss because, as Dow spokesperson Kathy Hunt
said You can’t really do more than that, can you? $500 is plenty good
for an Indian.
After claiming Ebola is "hard to catch," Obama Administration halts
deportations of West Africans
(NaturalNews) In a stunning development, the Department of Homeland
Security has announced that it is granting temporary protected status to
anyone currently residing in the U.S. from the three West African
nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have been the
hardest-hit by the current Ebola virus outbreak, the worst in the
history of the disease since it was identified in 1976. Obama and his
team have said that Ebola is hard to catch anyway, so the policy is no
U.S. News, Politics & Government
American lawmakers pass bill to deepen US bonds with Israel
Press TV - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday
unanimously approved the US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of
2014, which reflects "the sense of Congress that Israel is a
major strategic partner of the United States," and declares
Washington's "unwavering support" for Israel.... The bill would
also increase the value of US weaponry kept in Israel by $200
million to a total of $1.8 billion, allowing Tel Aviv to use
them in the event of an emergency.
VIDEO: 17 states to sue Obama over immigration executive order
CNBC News - Texas is leading a 17-state coalition that sued the
Obama administration on Wednesday over its executive order to
ease the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented
immigrants, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
Protesters decry Eric Garner grand jury vote LIVE UPDATES
RT - Protesters are taking to the streets of New York City and
other cities after a grand jury voted not to indict an NYPD
police officer over the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Department of Justice will open civil rights investigation in
US Defense Bill Prohibiting Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines
Sputnik News - The 2015 US defense funding bill would prohibit
the future purchase of Russian-made rocket engines, used to
launch US national security satellites, but will honor existing
contracts.... With a current stockpile of 16 Russian-made RD-180
engines, the United States has enough rockets to continue
launches until 2016, after which, if the supplies are stopped,
there would be significant delays in the ability to launch
national security satellites into space, according to an RD-180
Availability Risk Mitigation Study.
Globalists Applaud Obama’s Amnesty, War on Constitution
Kit Daniels - The Council on Foreign Relations, a “global
governance” think tank with extreme influence over U.S. policy,
is applauding President Obama for granting himself lawmaking
power in defiance of “an obstreperous Congress.” An article
published today on CFR.org said Obama “did the right thing” by
running around Congress to enact amnesty for illegals despite
“accusations of an imperial presidency,” and encouraged him to
sign more executive orders on “climate change.”
White House: Obama Was ‘Speaking Colloquially’ When He Admitted
To Violating Constitution
Steve Watson - Being White House Press Secretary these days
seems to involve doing a lot of back pedaling and trying to
persuade the nation that the President meant something
completely different to what he actually said.
VIDEO: Feds balk at releasing IRS/White House shared tax
Washington Examiner - Less than a week after ’fessing up that it
found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS
shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama
administration has reversed course and won’t release the trove
to a group suing for access. In an abrupt decision, the Treasury
inspector general’s office said that the documents are covered
by privacy and disclosure laws and can’t be provided to Cause of
Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500.
SESSIONS: Republicans On Verge Of Breaking Campaign Promises
National Review - Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested
that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their
campaign promise to fight President Obama’s administrative
amnesty, judging by the legislative text currently being
circulated. Sessions said that the proposed language “fails to
meet [the] test” established by Republican National Committee
chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the
GOP would do everything possible to thwart Obama’s executive
Grand jury doesn’t indict NYPD officer accused in chokehold
RT - A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the
New York Police Department officer accused of killing a Staten
Island man by putting him in an illegal chokehold. The NYPD is
now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision.
Obama to Continue Arming Nation’s Police with Military Gear, But
with Some Tweaks
AllGov - He said the nation needed to keep its police forces
from turning into military units. But in the end President Obama
is unwilling to slow down or stop the transfer of military gear
to law enforcement agencies. Instead, he just wants to tweak the
programs that help militarize the nation's police. “It is
possible to constrain these programs with oversight, but it
doesn’t seem like many people are really wanting to do it,” said
Cato's Trevor Burris.
Plummeting Oil Prices Could Destroy The Banks That Are Holding
Trillions In Commodity Derivatives
Economic Collapse - The big Wall Street banks did not expect
plunging home prices to cause a mortgage-backed securities
implosion back in 2008, and their models did not anticipate a
decline in the price of oil by more than 40 dollars in less than
six months this time either. If the price of oil stays at this
level or goes down even more, someone out there is going to have
to absorb some absolutely massive losses.
Video: Financial Analyst: “We Are Very, Very Close To A Major
The Daily Sheeple - We’re not just talking about another
recession or a 30′s style depression here. When the debt-based
system upon which the entire global economic system depends
finally falls apart the shockwave will be violent and it will be
felt everywhere. No nation will be immune.
New US Oil Well Permits Collapse 40% In November, Fed Still "Not
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, Data provided exclusively to
Reuters on Tuesday by industry data firm Drilling Info Inc
showed 4,520 new well permits were approved last month, down
from 7,227 in October. The pullback was a "very quick response"
to U.S. crude prices, which settled on Tuesday at $66.88 CLc1,
said Allen Gilmer, chief executive officer of Drilling Info.
Houstonians to Boycott RE/MAX for being "a real estate giant
that markets and rents properties in illegal Israeli settlements
on occupied Palestinian land."
Martin Hill - A group of Houston, TX activists are going to hold
a public boycott tomorrow December 4th outside of a RE/MAX real
estate office, in an action dubbed "No Open House On Stolen
Land." Another activist involved in the Houston "Stop Billions
To Israel" billboard campaign sent out an e-mail alerting
readers of the REMAX/ BDS protest tomorrow...
Fracking ban goes into effect in its birthplace
RT - An unprecedented ban on fracking went into effect Tuesday
in Denton, Texas, a town of 123,000 located on top of the
natural-gas goldmine that is the Barnett shale formation, the
birthplace of the much-maligned oil and gas extraction method.
Denton voters approved the ban last month, making it the first
city or county to do so in the energy-rich, fracking-heavy state
Worst corporate hack? Leaked Sony docs reveal Sony salaries,
RT - After falling victim to a devastating cyber-attack last
week, the entertainment giant has braved a hack revealing the
salaries of 17 of its highest paid executives, the private
information of over 6,000 employees, and at least one unreleased
script. A massive cyber offensive launched against Sony Pictures
Entertainment last week dumped five of the studio’s upcoming
movies and knocked out the company’s entire computer network.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Year-Round Food Production: So Much More Than a Greenhouse
Mother Earth News - We are developing ways to address these
issues by designing for a relatively inexpensive structure that
can be attached to the south side of a building to produce
protein and fresh vegetables year round. To avoid the expense of
gas or electric heat we are enclosing enough thermal mass to
absorb extra heat when the sun is shining and release it when
the sun goes down.
8 Essential Items For The Perfect Portable Survival Kit
Natural Blaze - here is a popular school of thought that
dictates that your survival kit should follow you everywhere.
Within this context I am not referring to a bug-out-bag or a
vehicle emergency kit but rather a small, portable survival kit
that you carry with you during the normal course of living your
10 Life-Saving Survival Items You Can Buy At The Dollar Store
Off the Grid News - Survival can be an expensive endeavor, with
monthly budgets being squeezed ever so tighter due to payments
for our mortgages, cars, basic utilities, and (gulp) taxes. But
you may be surprised at the supplies you can purchase for only
(about) $1 each at a dollar store.
Beetroot juice improves athletic performance and cardiovascular
(NaturalNews) Many studies have shown that beetroot juice can
improve athletic performance. Now, a study conducted by
scientists at Kansas State University and published in the
Journal of Nitric Oxide, Biology and Chemistry has shown that
the beverage could also provide an important quality of life
boost to people suffering from heart failure.
Can Fish Oils Prevent or Delay Development of Psychosis?
Dr. Mercola - A "ground-breaking" new study suggests a simple,
natural method for delaying the progression of psychosis in
those at high risk... for at least seven years!
The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed by Science
Green Med Info - The myth that saturated fats makes you fat,
came about in the late 1970's. People were led to believe from
health authorities that foods high in saturated fat were to be
avoided. Foods such as butter, egg yolks, animal fats and, of
course, coconut oil.
Eat 10 Portions of This Food a Week to Reduce Prostate Cancer
Natural Society - It is likely that the standard Western diet
and lifestyle are adding to increased prostate cancer risks, as
this lifestyle is recognized to fuel overall illness. But there
are numerous preventative measures one can take to lower the
risk, with one new study finding that eating just one type of
food every week can significantly reduce prostate cancer risks.
Vitamin D Reduces Lung Disease By More Than 40 Percent
M.Chan - People with the worst vitamin D deficiency are highly
susceptible to illness and suffer respiratory infections than
those with sufficient levels. Vitamin D supplementation could
reduce flare-ups of lung disease by more than 40% in patients
who are deficient, say researchers.
Shocking: Obesity Found to Spark 500,000 Cancer Cases Annually
Natural Society - It is an unfortunate truth that both the
United States’ and the world’s populations are becoming fatter.
It seems that with each passing year, obesity rates increase –
which sparks a whole host of other diseases. In fact, one report
by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency says
that obesity is now responsible for nearly 500,000 cancer cases
Autism Bomb: Bayer Herbicide Causes Autism, Even at Trace Levels
Natural Society - Bayer’s Liberty Link GMO crops made to
withstand glufosinate ammonium (GLA) herbicide are linked
directly to autism-like symptoms, according to a new study. Even
in low doses, both pre and post-natal exposure to GLA caused
symptoms in laboratory mice.
Healthy Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Whipped Cream
Food Babe - I love pumpkin pie! But I don’t love the traditional
recipe that adds a ton of sugar and hormone-filled evaporated
milk to the mix. My favorite part of this pumpkin pie recipe is
the coconut milk! It adds a nice hint of sweetness without
adding more sugar. I make this recipe every year and it’s a
major hit with my family – thank goodness for that! I hope you
enjoy it as much as they do.
December 3, 2014 - Today in History:
1818 - Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the union.
1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States.
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 broadcast.
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 day before.
1983 - 3-foot-high concrete barriers were installed at two White House
1987 - U.S. President Reagan said there was a good chance of progress
toward a treaty on long-range weapons with Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
1992 - The UN Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-led military
mission to help starving Somalians.
1997 - In Ottawa, Canada, more than 120 countries were represented to
sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land
mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.
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 groups.
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.
2010 - The Boeing X-37 returned to Earth on successfully after its first
orbital mission. It launched on April 22, 2010.
Accident at Ukraine nuclear plant revealed by prime minister
RT - There has been an accident at a nuclear plant in the southeast of
Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has revealed during the first
session of his new Cabinet.
Pentagon says Iran bombs ISIS in Iraq, Tehran 'cannot confirm'
RT - According to spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby, the strikes were
not co-ordinated with the US military and may be the first of their
UN urges Israel to renounce nuclear arms, join non-proliferation treaty
RT - The UN General Assembly has passed an Arab-introduced resolution
calling on Israel not to develop, produce or possess nuclear arms and
criticizing the country for not being part to the Treaty on the
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
Aiming for Two Militant Leaders in Pakistan, U.S. Drone Pilots Killed
233 People, including 89 Children
AllGov - Ayman al Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qaeda, has been the
target of U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan at least twice. A total of 76
children and 29 adults have died for the sake of getting al Zawahiri,
but he’s still alive. Still, the body count there is less than in the
six attempts to kill Qari Hussain, a deputy commander of the
Tehrike-Taliban Pakistan. One hundred twenty eight people, including 13
children, died before the CIA was able to kill Hussain.
French parliament votes to recognize Palestinian state
RT - France’s Socialist-led parliament has passed a symbolic vote to
recognize Palestinian statehood, despite staunch objections from Israel.
MPs in Britain and Spain have already passed similar motions. The
proposal was passed with 339 votes in favor and 151 against, meaning
that it was supported by more than two-thirds of French lawmakers.
Israel immediately responded, saying that the motion would “harm the
peace process,” AFP reported.
With Its Gold "Vaporized", A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central
Zero Hedge - As reported two weeks ago, following a stunning
announcement by the head of Ukraine's central bank, Valeriya Gontareva,
on primetime TV we learned that (virtually) all of Ukraine's gold was
gone, or - in the parlance of Jon Corzine - had "vaporized."[...]
Interfax.ua reported "a Kyiv-based court has instructed Kyiv prosecutors
to bring an action against National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor
Valeriya Gontareva on charges of abuse of power or misuse of office to
obtain illegal profit, the Vesti newspaper reported on Tuesday."
Growing Anxiety over U.S. Technology Seen in Europe’s Call for Breakup
AllGov - The Parliament on Thursday adopted a nonbinding resolution
calling for the dissolution of Google. The vote was merely symbolic
because the legislative body lacks the legal authority to force Google
to divest portions of its empire. But it demonstrated just how fed up
Europeans are with the growing might and invasive capabilities of
President Obama Reminds Americans Of The Threat Of Ebola (& The Need To
Spend $6 Billion To Fix It)
Zero Hedge - With Ebola off the front-pages of every media outlet,
President Obama appears to finding it tough to get his $6 billion
funding request to fight the deadly disease... time for some hope
(things are good in America, Spain declared Ebola-free) and fearmongery
(5,987 deaths and 16,889 cases currently) as The White House increases
Ebola response units in the US and sends more military and civilians
U.S. News, Politics & Government
FBI continues to investigate former CIA director General
RT - Current and former US intelligence officials say the FBI
still has an open investigation into whether David Petraeus
improperly provided highly classified documents to a mistress.
The case has been open since 2012, when he resigned as CIA
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Calls Out Stewart’s Hypocrisy: ‘You
Don’t Believe That For a Minute!’
Liberty Crier - Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew
Napolitano, whose new book Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion
of Presidential Powers and the Assault on Civil Liberties was
recently released, appeared on The Daily Show December 1 and let
loose on Stewart with an unexpected zinger that took the liberal
talk show host a moment to recover.
Pentagon Still Waiting for Congressional Approval to Train
Sputnik News - The US military is awaiting funding approval from
Congress before it can start vetting and recruiting moderate
Syrian opposition forces to fight Islamic State jihadist group
in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
White House: Obama Will Shut Down Gov't if Congress Defunds Exec
Breitbart - White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is warning
that President Barack Obama would veto any spending bill that
prohibits federal funds from being spent to enact Obama's
executive amnesty. That means Obama is willing to shut down the
government to preserve his executive amnesty.
Obama’s New $263 Million Proposal Is Not Just About Body Cameras
Ben Swann - On Monday, the White House proposed a $263 million
“investment package” in an effort to improve police departments
across the country in response to continuous tension between
residents and law enforcement in Ferguson, as well as criticism
from the public nationwide regarding police militarization and
police power. A White House press release included several
strategies to “strengthen community policing and fortify the
trust that must exist between law enforcement officers and the
communities they serve.” The strategies include...
New York Prepares for Riots As Grand Jury Weighs Eric Garner
Kurt Nimmo - His crime? Allegedly selling cigarettes not
approved and taxed by the state. Garner was knocked to the
ground and a white police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, strangled
him to death. The suffocation was exacerbated by the fact Garner
suffered from asthma.
Police Blame Zemir Begic For His Own Murder by Hammer-Wielding
Kit Daniels - St. Louis, Mo., police have effectively blamed
murder victim Zemir Begic for being at the “wrong place” at the
“wrong time” when teenagers attacked him with hammers after
shouting “kill the white people.”
Remain silent, don’t answer any questions during a police stop
MassPrivatel - It's very important to understand that the 5th
Amendment protects the innocent more than the guilty.... Because
of the SCOTUS ruling in Salinas v. Texas, you are now expected
to know that you have a right against self-incrimination, and
unless you specifically and clearly invoke this right, anything
you say or do not say, including your mannerisms at the time you
stop talking, can be used against you. You actually have to say,
“I do not answer questions.”
5 Complete Lies About America's New $18 Trillion Debt Level
Zero Hedge - And as the US government just hit $18 trillion in
debt on Friday afternoon, it has taken a measly 403 days to
accumulate its most recent trillion. There’s so much
misinformation and propaganda about this; let’s examine some of
the biggest lies out there about the US debt...
Mainstream Media Finally Admits to Massive Gold Manipulation
Activist Post - Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’ve already
bought gold), the mainstream media has done nothing to inform
the public of these market shenanigans. They have long derided
gold investors by calling them conspiracy theorists, and
claiming that gold is nothing more than a bubble. However, it
appears that the media is finally coming around to the idea that
these markets are rigged, for reasons that I can only speculate.
America Drops Out of the Top 10 Economically Freest Countries
The Drucker Exchange - Are you economically free? If you live in
Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or Switzerland, the answer is
yes. If you live in Zimbabwe, Cuba or North Korea, then no. And
if you live in the United States, your economic freedom is
slipping away—with dire consequences.
YouTube: America’s 3 Most Fee-Ridden Cities
ReasonTV - Fee-based revenue generation can create an
undercurrent of hostility between citizens and the government
officials who are supposed to serve them. Former Reason writer
Radley Balko uncovered a pattern of overzealous fee-collection
in the suburbs of St. Louis county for the Washington Post and
speculated that the overbearing law enforcement helped create a
pressure-cooker environment that finally erupted in the wake of
the Michael Brown shooting....
How Did Christmas Become A Festival Of Greed?
Economic Collapse - This year, Americans will spend somewhere in
the neighborhood of 600 billion dollars on Christmas, but most
people have no coherent explanation for why they are buying all
of these gifts.
No One Wants The Home Of Ed And Elaine Brown
The Guardian - Federal officials expect to hold a second auction
to sell a secluded hilltop home in New Hampshire that has failed
to attract bidders – and possibly contains hidden explosives. In
August, a US marshal-hosted auction failed to attract a single
bidder for the 100-acre property that was once owned by Ed and
Elaine Brown, who were based there during a nine-month standoff
with federal officials in 2007.
Miami Area Nuclear Plant In Partial Shutdown After Steam Leak
Activist Post - Perhaps the most dangerous nuclear reactor in
the U.S. is in partial shutdown following the discovery of a
steam leak. South Florida's ailing Turkey Point nuclear power
station is in the news again, with Unit 4, one of its two
reactors, taken offline Sunday due to a steam leak, according to
a Dec.1st update released by Industrial Info Resources online.
Conspicuously, as of the writing of this article, there is no
indication that this highly concerning event has received
mainstream media coverage.
Government-Backed Green Energy Goes Bust
Ira Stoll - According to the Toledo Blade, one of the few press
outlets following the story, “In 2010, the company received
$34.5 million in tax credits as part of the stimulus bill. U.S.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) helped secure nearly $3 million
in federal earmarks for the company. The company received a $3
million grant from the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, a more than $4 million loan from the state, and more
than $2 million in state and local tax credits.”
Those tax-free, online Cyber Monday purchases may be your last
Merrill Matthews - When Congress returns to Washington for the
lame duck session, it is expected to take up the Internet Tax
Freedom Act (ITFA), legislation it has reauthorized many times,
which prohibits states from imposing multiple and discriminatory
taxes on Internet access. To put it simply, states cannot tax
their citizens for access to the Internet (although some states
already had such taxes when ITFA was first passed and were
Drones are Catching On…with Pranksters and Criminals
AllGov - Drones can now be purchased for about $500, well within
the budget of many. Consequently, the global civilian drone
market has skyrocketed by 45% since last year. Part of those
sales are going to those who are using the craft for pranks and
even criminal acts. Drones have flown flags over soccer games
and have been used to case buildings for burglars.
New reality: Invisible 3D holograms that can be touched and felt
RT - In a short time span the researchers managed to leap from
simple 2- D outline in mid-air to full shapes, by introducing a
LeapMotion which tracks the position of a user's hands. Then the
waves are calibrated to produce projection which, to human
touch, feels like different objects of varying shapes. Users can
feel 3-D projected objects, get feedback for mid-air gestures
and interact with virtual shapes.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
NYC Launches Massive ‘Curbside Garden’ Campaign
Natural Society - What’s one way to keep your local waterways
cleaner and beautify an urban landscape all at once? Plant
gardens, of course. New York City boroughs like Brooklyn, the
Bronx, and Queens have taken on an ambitious project and planted
more than 250 gardens to make NYC’s concrete jungle a little
more aesthetic – and to protect local waterways.
Vaccines don't work: Malignant mumps in MMR vaccinated children
(NaturalNews) (Story by Sayer Ji, republished GreenMedInfo.com
with additional editing by Natural News.) A new study finds
highly malignant mumps infections in those successfully
vaccinated against the virus.
Blueberry phenol pterostilbene reduces body fat, could lower
(NaturalNews) You may have heard about the miracle antioxidant
resveratrol, found in blueberries, grapes and red wine. But did
you know that these same foods also contain another phenolic
compound, pterostilbene, which may help lower body fat and
reduce diabetes risk?
Why Ditching Antibacterial Soap Is a Good Idea
Dr. Mercola - Washing your hands is at the top of the list when
it comes to effective contagious disease prevention, but many
still make the mistake of assuming you have to use antibacterial
soap to get the job done right. The same goes for other
household cleaning. Routinely disinfecting your body and
surroundings may actually cause far more harm than good in the
FDA Approves Addictive Painkiller to Combat Addiction to
Natural Blaze - Last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration
approved a new painkiller that claims to combat the nation’s
widespread, lethal addiction to painkillers.
Hemp seeds are a natural anti-inflammatory powerhouse
(NaturalHealth365) Many foods are touted as “super foods,” but
hemp seeds have the credentials to back up that claim. In fact,
no other plant-based food has such a perfect ratio of all the
essential amino (and fatty) acids in such an easily digestible
form for human consumption as the hemp seed. Their notoriety as
a super food comes primarily from the significant amounts of
alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) they
You Won’t Believe What’s In Your Yogurt – And It’s Not On The
Food Babe - The food industry has a reputation of taking
incredibly healthy items and turning them into processed junk
food and this is exactly what has happened to most yogurts
available on the market. The Cornucopia Institute just came out
with a very revealing report (an investigation that took 2
years!) about what’s in yogurt, and how giant food corporations,
led by General Mills (Yoplait), Groupe Danone (Dannon), Walmart,
and PepsiCo are saturating the market with less nutritious
Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods
Dr. Michael Greger - Why do food companies sell junk? Because
unhealthy commodities are highly profitable. This is in part
because of their low production cost, long shelf-life, and high
retail value, which create perverse incentives for industries to
market and sell more junk. According to researchers at the
University of Cambridge, “Coca-Cola’s net profit margins, for
example, are about a quarter of the retail price, making soft
drink production, alongside tobacco production, among the most
profitable industrial activities in the world.” One of the
reasons production costs are so low is that we tax-payers
FDA Further Limits What You Can Be Told about Your Food’s Heath
Alliance for Natural Health - Q: When is a food not a food? A:
When the FDA twists an old law to its own ends. According to the
Food Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C), originally passed in 1938
and amended many times since, any “article (other than food)
intended to affect the structure or any function of the body” is
considered a drug. In the FDA’s recent guidance on new drugs...
the agency has come to the rather bizarre conclusion that
conventional foods (including medical foods) may only make
structure/function claims under limited circumstances.
Specifically, the structure/function claim must be related to
the product’s “taste, aroma, or nutritive value.”
New Discovery: Superbug Infections Easily Transmitted Between
Pets and Owners
Dr. Becker - Researchers have recently learned that humans and
pets share the same strain of highly resistant, superbug MRSA,
suggesting that your pet may even act as a holding tank for
human MRSA infections and vice versa. What does this means for
your pet's health?
December 2, 2014 - Today in History:
1816 - The first savings bank in the U.S., the Philadelphia Savings Fund
Society, opened for business.
1823 - U.S. President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing
European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
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
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 Fidel Castro declared in a nationally broadcast
speech that he was a Marxist-Leninist and that he was going to lead Cuba
1969 - The Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview as 191
people flew from Seattle, WA, to New York City, NY.
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.
1993 - The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off on a mission to fix the
Hubble Space Telescope.
1994 - The U.S. government agreed not to seek a recall of allegedly
fire-prone General Motors pickup trucks. Instead a deal was made with GM
under which the company would spend more than $51 million on safety and
1995 - NASA launched a U.S.-European observatory on a $1 billion dollar
mission intended to study the sun.
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
1998 - Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates donated $100 million to help
immunize children in developing countries.
1999 - The British government transferred political power over the
province of Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
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.
Obama Reverses Policy As US-Turkey Set To Agree On Syrian No-Fly-Zone
Zero Hedge - With the apparent goal of 'protecting civilians' from ISIS
and Syria's al-Assad, the US and Turkey appear to be close to agreeing
on the creation of a no-fly-zone along a portion of the Syrian border.
As WSJ reports, U.S. and Turkish officials have narrowed their
differences over a joint military mission in Syria that would give the
U.S. and its coalition partners permission to use Turkish air bases to
launch strike operations against Islamic State targets across northern
As many as 300 Swedes believed to have joined ISIS
IceNews - There are fears that up to 300 Swedes have travelled to the
Middle East to join Islamic State, according to the Scandinavian
country’s intelligence chief. Anders Thornberg explained that they have
already confirmed around a hundred cases of Swedes who have left the
country to join the insurgency, but then they must take into account the
presumed cases and those which have yet to be counted. This, he said,
brings the overall number to between 250 and 300 people.
Food supplies to Syrian refugees halted as UN's money runs out
The Telegraph - The WFP announced on Monday that it could no longer
afford the cost of its main project to help the millions of Syrians who
have flooded over the country's borders into Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and
beyond since the war started three years ago. It had been providing food
vouchers to 1.6 million people, and said the consequences of its
decision would be "disastrous".
Venezuela's future? 'Barbarity and people looting'
CNBC News - For Saudi Arabia, its decision last week not to cut oil
production seems to have been an attempt to protect market share. But
for Venezuela, that decision may mean "game over" for the economy. Oil
accounts for 95 percent of Venezuela's export earnings,and combined with
gas, it's 25 percent of the country's gross domestic product. As the
price of oil hits a four-year low at $70 per barrel, the OPEC nation's
oil-dependent economy is set to implode, experts say, bringing deeper
political instability and chaos to the world's 10th-largest oil
Israel rejects Turkey's Gaza floating generator: Official
Anadolu Agency - Since 2012, electricity in the Gaza Strip has been
operating according to a rotation system; it works for six hours in some
areas and cuts off for another six hours to provide other areas with
power. Palestinian National Economy Minister Mohamed Mustafa said Sunday
that the Israeli authorities have officially rejected the proposal of
having a Turkish floating power-generating ship near the Gaza Strip
coast to help solve the electricity crisis in the embattled enclave.
Oil at $40 possible as market transforms Caracas to Iran (Video)
Bloomberg - Oil's decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse
of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global
impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt
crisis and the end of the Soviet Union. Russia, the world’s largest
producer, can no longer rely on the same oil revenues to rescue an
economy suffering from European and U.S. sanctions. Iran, also reeling
from similar sanctions, will need to reduce subsidies that have partly
insulated its growing population.
Putin: Russia forced to withdraw from S. Stream project due to EU stance
RT - Russia is forced to withdraw from the South Stream project due to
the EU’s unwillingness to support the pipeline, and gas flows will be
redirected to other customers, Vladimir Putin said after talks with his
Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Gazprom to build new 63 bcm Black Sea pipeline to Turkey
Note to China and Russia: did you import Depopulation Corn?
Activist Post - It’s been called contraceptive corn and spermicidal
corn. A San Diego company called Epicyte developed it. Here’s a brief
backgrounder from The Guardian, Sept. 9, 2001; “GM corn set to stop man
spreading his seed,” by Robin McKie: “Scientists have created the
ultimate GM crop: contraceptive corn.... “The pregnancy prevention
plants are the handiwork of the San Diego biotechnology company Epicyte,
where researchers have discovered a rare class of human antibodies that
'It Doesn't Look Good': World Health Body Fails to Meet Ebola
Common Dreams - The World Health Organization has failed to meet their
December 1 goal for isolating and containing the deadly Ebola outbreak
in many regions of West Africa, the United Nations reports. The targets,
set in early October, aimed to get 70 per cent of the Ebola cases
isolated and treated and to have 70 percent of the deceased safely
buried by December 1.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Instead of Reacting Militarily, Nashville Police Welcomed
Protests: No Violence or Looting
Free Thought Project - “In Nashville, if you want to come to a
public forum and express your thoughts, even if they’re against
the government, you’re going to get your First Amendment
protection, and you’re going to be treated fairly by the police
officers involved. That’s what we do here in Nashville,” Metro
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson told WKRN-TV 2.
Heroes: Oath Keepers Come To The Rescue In Ferguson
Oath Keepers - feel a lot better having those guys up on the
roof.” – Ferguson resident Greg Hildebrand. “Historically, the
government almost always fails to protect people.” – Stewart
Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers. Despite a militarized
police force and an unfulfilled promise of National Guard
protection in Ferguson, dozens of businesses were vandalized and
many were even burnt to the ground, as reported at
Police Order Oath Keepers To Stop Guarding Ferguson Rooftops
TPM Livewire - Although Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) called in
the National Guard to prepare for potential unrest in Ferguson
following a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting,
some local business owners and residents turned to volunteers
from a group called the Oath Keepers to protect their property
A Blast From The Past!
Oath Keepers - [Note from Shorty Dawkins: We re-post this
article by Stewart Rhodes, because the Washington Post posted an
article: "The Oath Keepers: The little-known militia now roaming
the streets of Ferguson", by Terrence McCoy, where he referenced
this piece by Stewart Rhodes, calling it a "manifesto". Being
from the Washington Post, it's not surprising that it is a hit
piece. The article can be seen on the old Oath Keeper blogspot.]
Obama Doesn't Really Care About Police Militarization
Scott Shackford - The White House promised to study police
militarization in the wake of how various law enforcement
agencies in Ferguson, Missouri, responded to the peaceful
protesters, not just the aggressive or criminal ones. What comes
out of the report is a call for better documentation and
transparency, and an easily supportable demand that local
governments must actually review and authorize acquisition of
the "controlled property"…What the report doesn't recommend is
scaling back the programs in any notable or significant way.
Ron Paul: Nobody wants to be Obama's defense secretary
RT - The Obama administration is currently in the midst of
finding a new secretary of defense to replace outgoing Pentagon
chief Chuck Hagel – but longtime lawmaker Ron Paul says it's a
task easier said than done. On Monday, the former Republican
congressman for Texas said “it seems nobody wants to be
secretary of defense” in an administration that will soon
install its fourth person to that position in only six years.
FAA Wins Legal Battle as Drones Re-Classified as Aircraft
Subject to FAA Regulations
PINAC - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has
declared that “drones,” also known as quadcopters or
remote-controlled copters, are aircraft subject to regulation by
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), overturning last
May’s NTSB decision that effectively made commercial drones
legal. “An ‘aircraft’ is any ‘device’ ‘used for flight in the
air,'” the board said. “This definition includes any aircraft,
manned or unmanned, large or small.”
Federal Shutdown: Will Congress Ruin the Holidays?
NBC News - The current government spending bill runs out in less
than two weeks — December 11 — and it must be re-upped to
prevent another federal shutdown. The good news is that Congress
set the deadline with nearly three weeks before December 25,
allowing a buffer of negotiating time before Social Security
payments are jeopardized and national parks close.
Total US Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Barack Obama
Zero Hedge - Last week, total US debt was a meager
$17,963,753,617,957.26. Two days later, as updated today, on
Black Friday, total outstanding US public debt just hit a new
historic level which probably would be better associated with a
red color: as of the last work day of November, total US public
debt just surpassed $18 trillion for the first time, or
$18,005,549,328,561.45 to be precise, of which debt held by the
public rose to $12,922,681,725,432.94, an increase of $32
billion in one day.
Gas Heading Below $2.00 a Gallon in Southern U.S.
Kit Daniels - Gas prices are headed below $2.00 a gallon in the
southern U.S. due to the region’s low taxes and numerous
refineries as oil prices continue to fall, but the decline
points to the beginnings of a global recession.
From pups to healers: Companions change wounded warriors' lives
WTOP News - Can a furry, four-legged creature really help save a
life? Many wounded warriors and their spouses say, "yes." It's
in part thanks to the Warrior Canine Connection. The pioneering
program enlists recovering wounded service members to train
service dogs for fellow wounded members. Rick Yount, a social
worker of nearly 30 years, came up with the concept.
Facebook Can Gain Direct Access To Your Mobile And Take Pictures
Or Make Videos At Any Time, MPs Warn
The Telegraph - Facebook can gain direct access to a person’s
mobile and take pictures or make videos at any time without
explicit consent, MPs warn as they call on social media
companies to simplify their terms and conditions. The MP said
that they should simplify the conditions of using their
services, which are designed for US courts, because they are so
impenetrable that “no reasonable person” can be expected to
‘Subconscious ordering’: New Pizza Hut Menu Scans Retinas to
Adan Salazar - Pizza Hut restaurants are launching a creepy new
interactive menu which will watch patrons’ eyes to determine
what they’d like on their pies. Touting the automated menu as
“the future of dining,” the pizza chain says they “have
developed the world’s first Subconscious Menu” as a “unique way
to reinvent the dining experience.”
Microsoft, Yahoo start 'forgetting' EU search results, in
RT - Search giants Bing and Yahoo have begun to address European
customers’ requests regarding the “right to be forgotten” policy
on the removal of search results, taking their cue from Google.
The Right to be Forgotten stands for people’s ability to remove
links to personal information that is “inadequate, irrelevant or
no longer relevant" from search results. Google has so far been
the first in line to publish a request form for removals, and
already received more than 174,000 requests adding up to 600,000
URLs, removing 41.5 percent from its search results.
Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents For Not
Health Impact News - All three of their babies have been taken
away from them and placed in the care of strangers. Levi was 10
months old when his mother, local singer and songwriter Erica
May Rengo, gave birth to his twin brother and sister, at their
home in Bellingham, Washington.... It is another medical
kidnapping according to the parents. The Rengos have chosen a
wholesome, holistic lifestyle, based in their Christian faith.
But CPS has stepped in to override the parents’ decisions.
New Consumer Report: Just one weekly serving of rice pasta could
put your baby at risk for arsenic poisoning
(NaturalNews) A new analysis by Consumer Reports explains how
easy it is for infants to consume dangerous amounts of arsenic
in common foods like hot rice cereal and rice pasta. Just one
serving of rice pasta can put your child over the recommended
weekly limit, according to the new report, which also details
safer alternatives for grains including quinoa, buckwheat and
basmati rice grown in California.
Eating This Breeds Brain Plaque That Attacks Your Memory Like a
Dr. Mercola - There are a number of dietary links between
dementia and heart disease. Excessive sugar/processed fructose,
grains, and trans fat consumption are three factors that promote
both. Not surprisingly, recent research has pointed out that
heart disease also increases your odds of developing Alzheimer's
disease, which is a serious and deadly form of dementia.
Herbs to treat inflammation: The 10 most powerful natural
medicines that really work
(NaturalNews) Oftentimes, the knee-jerk reaction of the medical
community to inflammation is to dole out drugs to reduce it. In
fact, there is a whole classification of non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, available by prescription
and over-the-counter. NSAIDs are associated with a variety of
risks, according to new labeling by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, including an increased risk for cardiovascular
events like heart attack and stroke.
Study finds medical marijuana helpful for 92 percent of
(NaturalNews) Medical marijuana is often steeped in controversy,
with some saying it's a giant con and others saying it's a
necessary treatment to help alleviate or even reverse certain
Vaccines Will be Made from Human Cancer Tumors
Natural Blaze - Unbelievably, the method of producing vaccines
using cells that are derived directly from human cancer tumors
has been approved even though the vaccines may induce cancer in
recipients. This method is cheaper and faster than breeding
animals for the culture media – and human cancer tumors are
4 Huge Reasons Why Soy Should be Avoided
Natural Society - Whether you call it soybeans or edamame, the
bottom line is the same: soy should not be eaten by anyone
pursuing good health. By now, it’s well known in the natural
health community that almost all soy is genetically modified,
but what is not so well known is that instead of contributing to
nutrition, soybeans and most of the products made from them may
actually rob the body of nutrients, destroy thyroid function,
and cause developmental problems in infants and children.
The 5 Best and 5 Worst Foods For Sleep
M.Chan - For many, the secret to getting a good night's sleep
comes down to two things--stress and diet. It's important to not
overload your digestive system two or less hours before you
sleep. Including one or two of these sleep promoting foods will
help to relax tense muscles, quiet buzzing minds, and/or get
calming, sleep-inducing hormones -- serotonin and melatonin --
flowing. On the flip side, there's five foods to stay away from.
Can Super Processed Coke Milk Become the New Real Milk?
The Complete Patient - So Coca-Cola is getting into the milk
business. Not the milk business as commodity milk, but the milk
business as super-adulterated, premium-priced, “healthy” milk.
The Coke marketing people looked at their deteriorating sales in
an increasingly health-conscious marketplace, and didn't like
what they saw.
December 1, 2014 - Today in History:
1835 - Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.
1934 - Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Joseph Stalin, was
assassinated at the Leningrad party headquarters.
1941 - In the U.S., the Civil Air Patrol was created. In April 1943 the
Civil Air Patrol was placed under the jurisdiction of the Army Air
1942 - In the U.S., nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect.
1943 - In Teheran, leaders of the United States, the USSR and the United
Kingdom met to reaffirm the goal set on October 30, 1943. The previous
meeting called for an early establishment of an international
organization to maintain peace and security.
1955 - Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery, AL, refused to give
up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was arrested marking a milestone
in the civil rights movement in the U.S.
1965 - An airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began.
1969 - The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War
1984 - A remote-controlled Boeing 720 jetliner was deliberately crashed
into California's Mojave Desert to test an anti-flame fuel additive. The
test proved to be disappointing.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan said he would welcome an
investigation of the Iran-Contra affair if it were recommended by the
1990 - Iraq accepted a U.S. offer to talk about resolving the Persian
1994 - The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to the
124-nation General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
1998 - Exxon announced that it was buying Mobil for $73.7 billion
creating the largest company in the world to date.
2000 - Vicente Fox was sworn in as president of Mexico, ending 71 years
of ruling-party domination.
2004 - Tom Brokaw signed off for the last time as anchor of the "NBC
2009 - President Barack Obama ordered 30,000 more U.S. troops into the
war in Afghanistan but promised to begin withdrawal in 18 months.
Russia launches ‘wartime government’ HQ in major military upgrade
RT - Russia is launching a new national defense facility, which is meant
to monitor threats to national security in peacetime, but would take
control of the entire country in case of war.... The Defense Ministry
won’t disclose the price tag for the site, but it is estimated at the
equivalent of several billion dollars.
Iraq graft probe exposes 50,000 ‘ghost troops’ crowding army payroll
RT - A headcount during the latest Iraq military payroll period revealed
50,000 ‘ghost soldiers’, who don’t work - or don’t even exist - but are
paid, the PM told the parliament. The US has spent billions of dollars
arming and training the Iraqi army.
Despite 2 Months Of ‘Coalition’ Airstrikes, ISIS “Is Not Weaker”
Zero Hedge - That is the awkward message US propagandists face from no
lessor boots on the ground witness than Syrian Foreign Minister Walid
al-Moualem. “All the indications say that (Islamic State) today, after
two months of coalition air strikes, is not weaker,” Walid al-Moualem
emphasized, contrasting the US ‘coalition’ military efforts with a
Russian call for restarting the political process between Damascus and
‘the constructive Syrian opposition’. Now that certainly is not a
message the west wants the world to hear…
European Nations Repatriate Gold Reserves From United States Vaults
Sputnik News - Growing concerns over economic stagnation and
unprecedented money printing have pushed European nations into
repatriating their gold and as well as increasing their gold bullion
national reserves…This trend is especially pronounced in Europe, where
central banks face public pressure to buy more gold or bring back home
what they hold in vaults overseas," the Wall Street Journal reported.
Swiss Gold Referendum Fails: 78% Vote Against "Protecting The Country's
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, the proposal stipulating the Swiss
National Bank hold at least 20 percent of its 520-billion-franc ($540
billion) balance sheet in gold was voted down by 78 percent to 22
percent, according to projections by Swiss television SRF as of 1:00
p.m. local time.
Malaysia Becomes Angry About Exclusion from MH17 Investigation
Washington's Blog - Now nearly five months after the Malaysian Airlines
MH17 passenger plane got shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 aboard,
Malaysians are going public with anger about their having been excluded
from the investigation-team that is to write the official report on the
disaster (or possibly mass-murder).
Mother of MH17 plane crash victim sues Ukraine in European court: paper
(Reuters) - The mother of the victim named as "Olga L." was seeking $1
million in compensation from Kiev for manslaughter by negligence and had
begun proceedings in the past week, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said on
Sunday. According to the indictment, Ukraine should have closed its
airspace to civil air traffic because of fighting with pro-Russian
Italy says 13 Novartis flu vaccine deaths
The Australian - Italian authorities issued a partial ban on FLUAD on
Thursday after being alerted that three people had died and a fourth had
been taken seriously ill within 48 hours of being administered the
product. More cases came to light in the following days.
Were mysterious bangs heard all over Britain and in New York caused by
U.S. stealth jet? (Video)
The Daily Mail - An expert claims the loud bangs which baffled Britons
last night sounded like a type of experimental jet engine - which
conspiracy theorists enjoy linking to a rumoured spy plane. Dr Bhupendra
Khandelwal added his comparison to a debate which began when hundreds of
Twitter users from Aberdeen to Devon - and even New York - reported
'explosions' which shook windows and disturbed sleeping children at
Homeland Security Now Forcing Ebola-Risk Passengers to Five US Airports
Breitbart - In response to the Ebola outbreak, President Obama's
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now requiring all airline
passengers from afflicted nations to fly into one of five U.S. airports.
Ebola cases being hidden from public as government stockpiles survivors'
blood before epidemic resurgence
(NaturalNews) Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, plans to
begin stockpiling blood plasma from Ebola survivors, leading some
observers to question whether the government is merely being prudent or
is expecting a widening of the current outbreak inside the U.S.
Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000
The Guardian - The number of people with Ebola in west Africa has risen
above 16,000, with the death toll from the outbreak reaching almost
7,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. The number of deaths is
more than 1,000 higher than the figure issued by the WHO just two days
ago, but it is thought to include deaths that have gone unreported in
the weeks or months since the outbreak began. Most of the new deaths
were recorded in Liberia.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama to Host Meetings with Civil Rights Leaders on Ferguson
Breitbart - President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet on
Monday with Vice President Joe Biden, his Cabinet, civil rights
leaders, and law enforcement officials among others, to discuss
the the civil unrest that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, the
Associated Press is reporting.
NAACP Begins Seven-Day, 120-Mile March from Ferguson to Missouri
Breitbart - The NAACP—disappointed Officer Darren Wilson was not
indicted for the death of Michael Brown despite the evidence
exonerating him—has organized and initiated a seven-day,
120-mile march called the “Journey for Justice” from Ferguson,
Missouri to the state capital, Jefferson City.
Police state run amok as 40 federal agencies now deploying
undercover agents as doctors, ministers, protesters and more
(NaturalNews) More and more agencies of the federal government
are turning to the use of undercover operatives in expanded
operations in recent years, with some 40 agencies now using
officers who pose as welfare recipients, businessmen and women,
doctors, political protesters and even ministers, in attempts to
expose criminal activity.
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns, Hopes His
“Resignation Will Allow The Community To Heal”
Zero Hedge - Days after Ferguson was torched by angry rioters
following a grand jury verdict not to indict police officer
Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the
policeman’s lawyer announced moments ago that he has resigned
from the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department. As ABC reports,
Wilson has been on administrative leave since the shooting. One
of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager, said the resignation is
United: Black Gun Owners Protect White Owned Business During
Blacklisted News - The reason these four brave men protected
this business had nothing to do with their skin color nor the
skin color of the owner of the store. These men were protecting
the Conoco gas station owned by Doug Merello, because Merello
has employed them over the years. They had mutual interests in
the store’s survival as well as respect for one another.
Feds Enable Arsonists, Target Oath Keepers Protecting Ferguson
Mikael Thalen - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been
pressured by the federal government to stop members of Oath
Keepers from guarding local homes and businesses targeted by
arsonists.... Almost immediately after receiving praise in a
local paper for protecting vulnerable residents, Oath Keepers
standing watch on top of a locally-owned bakery witnessed a
three-man sniper team exiting a silver Suburban on the ground
below. The three men were then seen setting up sniper hides in a
nearby building before aiming their rifles directly at the
group. Across the street, on top of the fire hall, a seperate
sniper team began setting up as well.
VIDEO: Para-Military Police Caught Setting Fires In Ferguson?
Activist Post - Video shows para-military police "guarding"
Advance Auto Parts on W Florissant Ave in St. Louis MO, the same
street where nearly every fire occurred. Fires were already
burning nearby while this unit lurked around a vehicle. No fire
department was present. Despite appearing to have the building
locked down, Advance Auto Parts burnt down to the ground along
with several other buildings along the route allegedly patrolled
by this force.
Gun Sales Skyrocket on Black Friday
Truth Revolt - More than 144,000 background checks will need to
be performed after the the Friday sales, CNN reported Friday.
The three-requests-per-second number is three times the daily
average. Some 600 FBI and contract call center employees now
must work 17-hour workdays to complete the background checks in
three business days, as required by law, FBI spokesman Stephen
Charges Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old
Counter Current News - In all of the melee resulting from the
shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, the media
has overlooked a number of other very important shootings of
unarmed civilians by police officers. One of the most egregious
offenses is that of Officer Joseph Weekley’s fatal shooting of
7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Officer Weekley recently saw
manslaughter charge dropped against him, for shooting the
7-year-old while she slept.
Corrupt Federal Judge Rules Against Big Island Anti-GMO Law,
Natural Society - Hawaii Federal Judge, Barry Kurren (and his
wife) have deep ties with Monsanto, Dow, and Big Ag. The judge
has recently overturned a democratically voted initiative to
limit GMOs on the Big Island of Hawaii. Without an upswelling of
public pressure, he’ll do it again in Maui.
The Remarkable Increase in Sales of US Mint Silver Eagle Sales
EPJ - The price of gold and silver have recently been weak, but
this doesn't mean there are no buyers…Below is the chart of the
remarkable increase in purchases of US Mint direct physical
silver purchases via silver eagles.
Ponzi: Treasury Issues $1T in New Debt in 8 Weeks-To Pay Old
CNS News - The Daily Treasury Statement that was released
Wednesday afternoon as Americans were preparing to celebrate
Thanksgiving revealed that the U.S. Treasury has been forced to
issue $1,040,965,000,000 in new debt since fiscal 2015 started
just eight weeks ago in order to raise the money to pay off
Treasury securities that were maturing and to cover new deficit
spending by the government.
Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like
Economic Collapse - There has only been one other time in
history when the price of oil has crashed by more than 40
dollars in less than 6 months. The last time this happened was
during the second half of 2008, and the beginning of that oil
price crash preceded the great financial collapse that happened
later that year by several months. Well, now it is happening
again, but this time the stakes are even higher.
Retail Disaster: Holiday Sales Crater by 11%, Online Spend
Declines: NRF Blames Shopping Fiasco On "Stronger Economy"
Zero Hedge - Demonstrating the sad state of America's "economic
dynamo", shoppers spent an average only $380.95, down 6.4% from
$407.02 a year earlier. In fact, as the NRF charts below
demonstrate, there was a decline across virtually every tracked
spending category…So to summarize: holiday sales plunged, and
Americans refused to shop because the economy is "stronger than
ever" and because Americans have the option of shopping
whenever, which is why they didn't shop in the first place.
Black Friday: A Pavlovian Mental Disorder – Now Medicated by
21st Century Wire - This year, Black Friday has a new nemesis:
the internet. Last year, Black Friday lost $ billions of dollars
in annual sales to online shopping, and that trend is expected
to continue this year.
Podesta Hurrying on Climate Change Before Time Runs Out
Breitbart - John Podesta, former chief of staff to Bill Clinton
and now a chief advisor to Barack Obama to implement Obama’s
climate change agenda, is hurrying as fast as he can to get
Obama’s programs in place before he may be summoned to help run
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the GOP takes
over the Senate.
California government elites use 500% more water than citizens
(NaturalNews) At at time when water conservation should be a
high priority in drought-plagued California, it would appear
that something else has been deemed a high priority: an elitist
mind set whereby people self-appoint themselves as an exception
to the rule. In the drying up state, this disturbing way of
thinking is taking place at the Los Angeles mayoral mansion,
Getty House, where it's been reported that approximately 2,100
gallons of water are used per day.
Government 'science' project censored conservative Twitter
(NaturalNews) Members of the House Science, Space and Technology
Committee have sent a letter to the director of the National
Science Foundation (NSF) demanding to know more about the
beginnings of a $1 million taxpayer-funded project to track
conservative "misinformation" on the Twitter social media site.
Supreme Court to Consider Limiting Internet First Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - The Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments on
a case that may determine the future of free expression on the
internet. The case centers on remarks posted on Facebook by
Anthony Elonis. The would-be rapper said he wanted to kill his
estranged wife, kill an FBI agent, and shoot up a kindergarten
class.... He says the lyrics were a form of spontaneous
expression and he had no intention of harming his wife or an FBI
agent who visited him to determine if he was a threat.
Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Former NFL player becomes small farmer and gives food to the
poor to find true success in life
(NaturalNews) When a well paid NFL football lineman quits the
game to raise food for the needy, that's an unusually
interesting story. After St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown
decided to leave the game for good, his agent told him that he
was making the biggest mistake of his life. Jason adamantly
replied, "No I'm not. No I'm not.
Is 'Organic Ready' corn a solution for GMO cross-contamination?
(NaturalNews) Considering that each corn plant produces millions
of pollen grains, which in turn are carried by the wind to
pollinate other corn plants, it seems nearly impossible to keep
non-GMO and organic corn crops safe. But through traditional
breeding practices -- and thoughtful innovation -- people like
Kutka are making a difference.
Five of the Healthiest and Most Affordable Foods Available
Dr. Mercola - Processed foods may be convenient, but they will
not necessarily save you money—especially not if you count the
cost of added healthcare expenses down the road when poor diet
starts catching up with you. In terms of long-term
disease-prevention, cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed
ingredients is perhaps your best guarantee.
Dry Winter Skin? Here's Help
Dr. Mercola - If you’re over the age of 40, you may have noticed
that your skin has become dryer as well. This tends to happen
with age (as your skin becomes thinner as well). People with
atopic dermatitis (eczema) are also more prone to dry skin, as
are those with psoriasis. However, another factor to consider is
whether your diet is providing the nutrients your skin needs to
How mercury fillings cause Candida overgrowth
(NaturalNews) So you don't indulge in sugar. You never take
antibiotics. You eat a pretty good diet. Why are you still
battling Candida? You may have to look no further than your
mouth. If you have amalgam fillings - mercury fillings - the
Where do vegetarians get their protein? Here's where..
(NaturalNews) Whenever you are asked that question and begin to
have any doubts, it's time to take a closer look at protein
profiles from raw vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and eggs as
compared to common meats like hamburger, chicken, steak, lamb,
Researchers: Chamomile, Thyme Oil Destroy over 90% of Breast
Natural Society - A recent study has found that essential oils
can kill numerous cancer cells in the lab, with thyme oil
killing up to 97 percent of breast cancer cells.
Lime Juice Could Save 100's of Thousands of Lives Each Year
Green Med Info - While billions of dollars are poured into
research and development for pharmaceutical drugs, the humble
lime has been proven to mitigate and even cure diseases that
cause millions to suffer each year worldwide.
7 foods to include in your diet to suppress appetite, feel full
and control weight
(NaturalNews) Managing and maintaining a healthy weight is an
on-going, conscious task for many of us; even avid gym-goers
have to deal with daily dietary decisions. Fine dining at fancy
restaurants, sweet desserts and attractive cocktails are just a
few of life's temptations, making the balance between exercising
and eating a persistent cycle.
Research: Insulin Can Kill Diabetics; Natural Substances Heal
Green Med Info - A paradigm-shifting study indicates that the
standard of care for diabetics, including synthetic insulin and
oral anti-diabetic drugs, increases morbidity and mortality from
diabetes. Natural substances, on the other hand, have proven
healing properties that if used, could mitigate the global
CT Scans Can Expose The Body To Radiation Levels More Than 1000
Times Greater Than a Standard X-Ray
Dave Mihalovic - CT (computed tomography) scans are now a well
established medical imaging procedure which both the government
and the scientific community have confirmed increases cancer
risk. CT scanners bombard the human body with radiation levels
more than 1000 times greater than a standard x-ray. They damage
DNA and create mutations that spur cells to grow into tumors.
Building an Unbreakable Forever-Bond with Your Adopted Dog
Dr. Becker - Meet an incredible team of dedicated dog trainers who are
bridging a huge gap in the no-kill movement. Learn about the invaluable
tools they've created to help stressed and special needs rescue dogs
transition successfully into new homes.
No Wonder Your Pet Makes You Smile... These 25 Absurd Pet Names Are
Dr. Becker - Pet healthcare company VPI Pet Insurance has published
their picks so far for the wackiest dog and cat names of 2014. Taking
top honors for goofiest dog name was Peanut Wigglebutt. And staying with
the “butt” theme, the weird kitty name winner was Snuggles Butt Le Lee.