The Power Hour Past News
in History - Thursday - January 31, 2013
1858 - The Great Eastern, the five-funneled steamship designed by
Brunel, was launched at Millwall.
1865 - In America, General Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of
the Confederate armies.
1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the
U.S. House of Representatives. It was ratified by the necessary number
of states on December 6, 1865. The amendment abolished slavery in the
1876 - All Native American Indians were ordered to move into
1893 - The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first registered in the United
States Patent Office.
1917 - Germany announced its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1929 - The USSR exiled Leon Trotsky. He found asylum in Mexico.
1930 - U.S. Navy Lt. Ralph S. Barnaby became the first glider pilot to
have his craft released from a dirigible, a large blimp, at Lakehurst,
1940 - The first Social Security check was issued by the U.S.
1944 - During World War II, U.S. forces invaded Kwajalein Atoll and
other areas of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
1945 - Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S. soldier since the U.S.
Civil War to be executed for desertion.
1949 - The first TV daytime soap opera was broadcast from NBC's station
in Chicago, IL. It was "These Are My Children."
1950 - U.S. President Truman announced that he had ordered development
of the hydrogen bomb.
1958 - Explorer I was put into orbit around the earth. It was the first
U.S. earth satellite.
1971 - Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A.
Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.
1971 - Telephone service between East and West Berlin was re-established
after 19 years.
1985 - The final Jeep rolled off the assembly line at the AMC plant in
1990 - McDonald's Corp. opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow,
1995 - U.S. President Clinton invoked presidential emergency authority
to provide a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
2000 - An Alaska Airlines jet crashed into the ocean off Southern
California. All 88 people on board were killed.
2001 - A Scottish court in the Netherlands convicted one Libyan and
acquitted a second in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie,
Scotland, that occurred in 1988.
Israel must remove all Jewish settlers from occupied West Bank - UN
RT - A UN human rights inquiry has called on Israel to remove all Jewish
settlers from the West Bank and cease expansion. The report said the
settlements violate international law, and are an attempt to drive out
Palestinians through intimidation. "Israel must, in compliance with
article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement
activities without preconditions,” the report read, adding that Israel
must immediately begin to withdraw all settlers from the occupied
Palestinian territories (OPT).
Russia says ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli airstrike in Syria
Press TV - The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a Thursday statement
that Moscow was “deeply concerned” about reports of the airstrike deep
inside Syria.... “If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing
with unprovoked strikes against targets located on the territory of a
sovereign state, which brazenly infringes on the UN Charter and is
unacceptable, no matter the motive used for its justification,” the
Russian Foreign Ministry stated.
Toothless sanctions? Iranian oil trade booming, China top buyer
RT - Iran has quickly found ways to circumvent the EU sanctions imposed
on its oil trade in July. After dipping sharply in summer of 2012,
Iranian crude oil exports rose again by the end of the year. So far,
Iran’s December crude oil sales were the highest recorded since the
sanctions were first imposed. Iran exported 1.4 million barrels per day
(bpd) in December, compared to less than 900,000 bpd in September.
Pre-sanctions oil exports stood at 2.2 million bpd in late 2011.
Russia pulls out of US drugs agreement
The Australian - The Russian government website on Wednesday published a
decree from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev saying Moscow had informed
Washington it was withdrawing because the deal "does not address today's
realities and has exhausted its potential".
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Clashes in Athens as protesters break into govt.
RT - The protest, by a few hundred people, was organized by a Communist
backed labor union, and took place in front of the Labor Ministry
building. The protesters were voicing their anger by the severe
austerity measures that have gripped Greece since the financial crisis
took hold in the country in late 2009.
New al Qaeda threat
Washington Times - A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda
this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United
States and the West. The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin
network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future
France plans to withdraw after retaking north Mali
USA Today - France plans to leave northern Mali soon, now that its
troops have retaken northern Mali from jihadist militias. Its strategy
relies on handing control of an area the size of Texas to an African
force that is unprepared and has yet to fully materialize.
Israel Attacks Lebanon
Global Research - Lebanon’s Naharnet news site said 12 Israeli fighter
jets entered Lebanese air space in the last 24 hours. Flights overflew
the Beka Valley.On Saturday, Lebanon’s Al-Mustaqbal daily said a
southern weapons storage facility was struck. No official confirmation
followed. Lebanon’s Daily Star headlined “Israel hits target in
Lebanon-Syria border area – sources,” saying: According to four unnamed
Western diplomats and regional security sources, “Israeli forces
attacked a convoy on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight.”
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Chuck Hagel to face grilling by Senate
Press TV - Chuck Hagel will face tough questions on Pentagon
spending cuts and U.S. relations with Israel and Iran on
Thursday as he faces a deeply skeptical Senate panel considering
his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next secretary of
US high school allows Muslims time for prayer if they earn good
RT - A high school near Washington DC has taken a rare step of
accommodating Muslim prayer during class hours. Parkdale High
School now allows a handful of its students to be excused to
pray. The decision has made some Christian staffers "unhappy".
Obama admin approves sale of sensitive military technology to
China for $256 million
Human Events - A Chinese company will take charge of sensitive
military and battery technology following the Treasury
Department’s decision on Tuesday to permit the sale of a U.S.
company that was bankrolled with tax dollars to the
Shanghai-based Wanxiang firm.
Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition
Gateway Pundit - Reader Don sent this in recently: Jim – I
passed a convoy of olive drab unmarked 40 foot tractor trailers
each with four 10 yard ammo bunker boxes chained to them and
unmarked armored Hum-Vee’s heading north on I-95 in Brevard
County, Florida this past Thursday morning....
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz writes Banks: Deny Chicago, embrace Texas
guns.com - In response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s letter to
Bank of America and TD Bank urging them to deny companies like
Smith & Wesson and Ruger financial services until they embrace
“commonsense” gun laws, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz distributed and
shared an open letter Tuesday night to the same establishments
asking them to instead deny Chicago and embrace Texas.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: MSNBC Edit Deliberately Smears Gun Owners
as Sandy Hook ‘Hecklers’
Aaron Dykes - Cable propaganda network deliberately edits out
Sandy Hook family member asking audience a question, which gun
rights advocates responded to.... See the comparison of the
actual testimony with the MSNBC edit below...
NYPD cops handcuff and interrogate boy, 7, over missing $5,
Fox News - Instead of earning himself a simple trip to the
principal’s office, a terrified 7-year-old boy was hauled out of
class, handcuffed like a hardened criminal and “interrogated” by
police for a grueling 10 hours — all over a playground dispute
involving $5, his family is charging.... The bizarre
overreaction by cops came after the child had been accused of
swiping $5 from another student after school.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Five-Year-Old Faces Suspension After
Building Lego Gun
Steve Watson - A five-year-old boy was threatened with
suspension by school officials in Massachusetts after he built a
small toy gun out of lego bricks and started to play-shoot his
classmates. Joseph Cardosa was given a written warning by
officials at Hyannis West Elementary School, Cape Cod, when he
fashioned the crude toy in an after-school activity program. The
boy was told that if he commits the crime a second time he will
be suspended for two weeks.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Woman Sues Police Over ‘Flash Grenade’
Paul Joseph Watson - An Indiana woman falsely raided by a SWAT
team is suing the city of Evansville and the police department
after cops smashed down her door and threw flash grenades into
her home in response to “threatening” Internet posts that she
wasn’t even responsible for.
US Mint Sells Another 300k Silver Eagles, Extends Monthly Sales
Record to 7.42 Million!
silverdoctors.com - With allocated/rationed silver eagle sales
beginning again on Monday 1/28, the US Mint reported another
300,000 silver eagles sold Tuesday, nearly 1.5 million since
production was restarted Monday, and increased January’s
all-time monthly sales record to an astonishing 7.42 million
silver eagles, 53 times the volume of gold purchased from the US
Mint in January!
US taxpayers are set to lose $27 billion from financial bailout
Press TV - US taxpayers can expect to lose even more than the
estimated USD 22 billion made in the fall last year, due to
increased losses for the Treasury Department on sales of shares
in bailed-out companies, according to a report released on
Wednesday by the special inspector general for the Troubled
Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Nearly Half Of American Households Are 1 Emergency Away From
Financial Disaster says Report
Huffington Post - Nearly 44 percent of American households don’t
have enough savings to cover their basic expenses for three
months in the event of a financial emergency like losing a job
or paying for unexpected medical care, according to a recent
report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development. That
figure has changed little from last year, the Assets and
Opportunity Scorecard found.
Green Beret Group Lobbies Against Gun Control
military.com - More than 1,100 former and current Army Special
Forces troops -- Green Berets -- have reportedly put their names
to a letter condemning any efforts to restrict gun ownership
following the massacre of 20 students and six staff at Sandy
Hill Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The 2,900-word letter
has been distributed to media outlets and posted on
Professionalsoldiers.com, which is operated by retired Army
Special Forces Master Sgt. Jeff Hinton.
Idaho Vaccine Legislation - Action Needed Now!
Daily Paul - URGENT: New legislation has been introduced in the
state of Idaho that would register every man, woman, and child
in the state-run Immunization Registry (IRIS) to monitor their
vaccine status. This sort of information has been used around
the nation by Child Protective Services (CPS) to remove children
from their parents because CPS deemed vaccination avoidance to
be a form of medical neglect.
Doctors kill 2,450% more Americans than all gun-related deaths
(NaturalNews) Your doctor is FAR more likely to kill you than an
armed criminal. It's true: You are 64 times more likely to be
killed by your doctor than by someone else wielding a gun.
That's because 19,766 of the total 31,940 gun deaths in the USA
(in the year 2011) were suicides. So the actual number of deaths
from other people shooting you is only 12,174. Doctors,
comparatively, kill 783,936 people each year, which is 64 times
higher than 12,174. Doctors shoot you not with bullets, but with
vaccines, chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals... all of which turn
out to be FAR more deadly than guns.
Magnesium deficiency causes nervous system and cardiovascular
(NaturalNews) Did you know that high cholesterol; muscle cramps
and digestive disorders can be virtually eliminated with a
healthy dose of magnesium? Conventional medicine is contributing
to so much pain and disease by pushing a pill for every ill.
These toxic chemicals pollute the brain; suppress the immune
system and, actually promote cardiovascular disease.
* Related Article:
Magnesium and Atrial Fibrillation
Exposed: Johnson & Johnson hid data showing 40 percent failure
rate of hip implants
(NaturalNews) The skeletons just keep on coming out of the
closet for pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J), which
is currently being sued by tens of thousands of hip replacement
patients for knowingly selling a faulty hip implant device that
generates loose metal shards and poisons patients' bloodstreams.
According to recently-uncovered internal documents, J&J knew
about the defective device for many years, but continued to
deceptively market it across the globe as safe and effective.
Frightening link connecting MSG & Alzheimer's - Prevention,
treatment and what you need to know to protect yourself and your
(NaturalNews) Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive
used as a preservative and flavor enhancer, and is found in
nearly all foods in varying amounts, and under multiple names.
This noxious additive creates substantial side effects and has
been implicated as a poison that can intensify symptoms of
Fluoridegate - the film that will absolutely obliterate any
remaining credibility of chemical fluoride pushers
(NaturalNews) Fluoridegate delves deep into the completely
unscientific and blatantly corrupt process by which the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) forced fluoride onto the
public via the National Program for Water Fluoridation. The film
also exposes how Dr. William Marcus, a now-retired senior
scientist at the EPA, was targeted and fired for leaking
critical information back in the 1990s about the many dangers of
fluoride, none of which were being publicly shared in accordance
with the EPA's mission and purpose.
VIDEO: Avoid Doctors to Protect Your Health!
12160.org - John McDougall MD explains how tests you receive
during a checkup can destroy your health and well being. Do not
have a regular physical exam. Eat plant-based and only see
doctors when you're sick. This is from the Healthy Lifestyle
Expo weekend conference.
7 Natural Home Remedies for Cellulite Reduction
Natural Society - Cellulite reduction isn't always easy to
achieve, especially in today's 'perfect body' society, but it is
possible. Here are 7 solutions for reducing cellulite.
Fluoridation to end after 51 years
The Windsor Star - Windsor on Monday joined the growing number
of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old
practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight
against tooth decay. “A lot has changed in the last 60 years …
fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay,”
said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority. The
motion to end fluoridation passed 8-3.
Americans demand re-legalization of cell phone unlocking
RT - The practice of unlocking a smartphone without a carrier’s
permission was recently criminalized in the US, forcing
Americans to stand up for the right to use their property as
they wish without the fear of prosecution... From now on
unilaterally freeing a mobile phone from the restrictions that
prevent it from working on other carriers’ networks will be
considered copyright infringement. This means no more freedom of
choice to switch operators as one pleases or saving money on
calls when traveling internationally.
YouTube: YouTube to Charge for Subscriptions
Only $1 to $5 bucks ..and selective; for now?
To prevent hacking, disable Universal Plug and Play now
arstechnica.com - Security experts are advising that a
networking feature known as Universal Plug and Play be disabled
on routers, printers, and cameras, after finding it makes tens
of millions of Internet-connected devices vulnerable to serious
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
February To-Do List, Zone by Zone
Organic Gardening - Forget the groundhog—for me, the real sign
that spring is on its way is whether I've started my onion
seeds. Here in Zone 6, spring is still nearly 2 months away, but
onions started now indoors under lights will be ready for
transplanting in mid-April. This handy zone-by-zone to-do list
will help you figure out what you could be doing garden wise in
your neck of the woods.
Teacher Arrested at JFK
Daily Paul - A public school teacher was arrested
today at John F. Kennedy International airport this
morning as he attempted to board a flight while in
possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a
slide-rule and a calculator.
in History - Wednesday - January 30, 2013
1798 - The first brawl in the U.S. House of Representatives took place.
Congressmen Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold fought on the House floor.
1844 - Richard Theodore Greener became the first African American to
graduate from Harvard University.
1847 - The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco.
1862 - The U.S. Navy's first ironclad warship, the "Monitor", was
1900 - The British fighting the Boers in South Africa ask for a larger
1910 - Work began on the first board-track automobile speedway. The
track was built in Playa del Ray, CA.
1911 - The first airplane rescue at sea was made by the destroyer
"Terry." Pilot James McCurdy was forced to land in the ocean about 10
miles from Havana, Cuba.
1933 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time. The
program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955.
1933 - Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor.
1948 - Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered
by a Hindu extremist.
1958 - The first two-way moving sidewalk was put in service at Love
Field in Dallas, TX. The length of the walkway through the airport was
1964 - January 30 - The U.S. launched Ranger 6. The unmanned spacecraft
carried television cameras and was intentionally crash-landed on the
moon. The cameras did not return any pictures to Earth.
1968 - The Tet Offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise
attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
1972 - In Northern Ireland, British soldiers shot and killed thirteen
Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is known as "Bloody
1979 - The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return. He had been living in exile in
1989 - The U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan was closed.
1995 - The U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of a
6,000-member U.N. peace-keeping contingent to assume security
responsibilities in Haiti from U.S. forces.
1995 - Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced
that clinical trials had demonstrated the effectiveness of the first
preventative treatment for sickle cell anemia.
1996 - Gino Gallagher, the reputed leader of the Irish National
Liberation Army, was shot and killed as he queued for his unemployment
1997 - A New Jersey judge ruled that the unborn child of a female
prisoner must have legal representation. He denied the prisoner bail
reduction to enable her to leave the jail and obtain an abortion.
2002 - Slobodan Milosevic accused the U.N. war crimes tribunal of an
"evil and hostile attack" against him. Milosevic was defending his
actions during the Balkan wars.
2002 - Japan's last coal mine was closed. The closures were due to high
production costs and cheap imports.
'French troops seize Kidal airport'
Press TV - French troops have taken control of the airport of the major
city of Kidal, located in northern Mali, following days of clashes with
local fighters in the African country, local sources say.
Donors pledge $455mn to Mali war
Press TV - During a conference held at the African Union (AU)
headquarters in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday, African
leaders and international donors pledged more than USD455 million in aid
to war in Mali.
Israel jets increase activity in Lebanese airspace
AP - The Lebanese military said Wednesday that Israeli warplanes have
sharply increased their activity over Lebanon in the past week,
including at least 12 sorties in less than 24 hours in the country's
south. The flights come amid Israeli concerns about the civil war in
neighboring Syria and fears that advanced weapons could reach hostile
groups in Syria or the militant anti-Israel Hezbollah group in Lebanon.
UN concerned about Israel’s use of live ammo against Palestinians
Press TV - James W. Rawley said in a Wednesday statement, “The United
Nations Humanitarian Coordinator is seriously concerned by the increased
casualties resulting from the use of live ammunition by Israeli forces
in the occupied West Bank.” The statement added that some eight
Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank in separate incidents
since mid-November 2012. The victims included three minors and one
Britain to send forces to Mali as part of EU mission
RT - British representatives are attending a meeting in Brussels on
Tuesday to discuss the provision of troops as part of an EU mission to
the African country. The EU estimates that 500 supplementary troops will
be sent to Mali, some 350 of which will be British. This will include
approximately 40 military advisers who will train soldiers in Mali and
200 British soldiers to be sent to neighboring African countries.
France to expel radical imams to tackle 'global Islamic jihad'
RT - Paris says it will deport a number of radical religious imams to
tackle extremism in Europe and "global jihadism". French Interior
Minister warned the eviction would happen "in the coming days".
France is 'totally bankrupt', jobs minister admits as concerns grow over
Hollande's tax-and-spend policies
Daily Mail - France's government was plunged into an embarrassing row
yesterday after a minister said the country was ‘totally bankrupt’.
Employment secretary Michel Sapin said cuts were needed to put the
damaged economy back on track.
Israel blows off UN review, buying time to whitewash human rights record
RT - Israel has boycotted the UN human rights forum over fears of
scrutiny of its treatment of residents of the occupied territories.
Israel is now the first state in history to win a deferment of the
periodical review of its human rights record. Tel Aviv has refused to
send a delegation on Tuesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council
in Geneva for the Universal Periodic Review procedure where UN member
states have their human rights record evaluated every four years.
Belgian police fire water cannons to disperse striking ArcelorMittal
RT - Water cannons have been used against stone-throwing demonstrators
in the Belgian city of Namur, as thousands rallied against the closure
of a factory that will put an end to 1,300 jobs.... The rally followed
an announcement by ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, that
the company will permanently shut down a cola plant and six finishing
lines in the Liege region due to declining steel demand in Europe.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Some Marine combat jobs may remain closed to women
usatoday.com - The Marines will not lower physical standards for
certain specialties, Gen. James Amos told USA TODAY. "We can't
afford to lower standards," he said. "We can't make adjustments
on what's required on the battlefield.... The Marine Corps, like
the Army, is reviewing the physical and other standards required
for direct combat fields that had previously been closed to
AFP - Sheriff Jeff Christopher of Sussex County, Delaware, when
he was elected to the office in 2010, thought he was handpicked
by the people to represent them as the highest-ranking law
officer in the county. Instead, he has found himself in the
middle of a fight for the future of American law enforcement as
a result of a nationwide effort to abolish the sheriff’s office
altogether.... This time it is Delaware Attorney General Beau
Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, sending out mandates to
commissioners informing them that their sheriffs no longer have
Government to Enforce No Fly Zone Over Super Bowl
Paul Joseph Watson - In another illustration of how law
enforcement in America is becoming increasingly militarized, the
government plans to enforce a no fly zone over the Mercedes-Benz
Superdome for this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Pilots have even been
warned that if they enter the restricted area over New Orleans
their aircraft could be targeted by missiles.
CHARLIE DANIELS: Nanny State Policies of this President Will
Result in 'Chaos and Bloodshed'
Charlie Daniels - I fear the rampant apathy and lackadaisical
work ethic of the entitlement society will become so deeply
ingrained in the coming generations that the nanny state
policies of this president and others like him who are likely to
be elected will gradually drain the wealth and the will of the
population until the well is bone dry and the confusion and
anger of those who are suddenly left to fend for themselves will
overrun the streets of this nation resulting in chaos and
Police state gone wild: Couple facing 60 days in jail for
rescuing injured baby deer
(NaturalNews) An Indiana couple saved a wounded baby deer and
nursed it back to life, saving its life and giving it a home.
They named it "Little Orphan Dani." When Indiana state officials
got word of this courageous act of compassion, they ordered the
Nobody's fault Guantanamo prison has not closed: Reid
Press TV - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said at a
Tuesday press conference that it was "nobody's fault" the U.S.
prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is still open four years after
President Barack Obama promised to close it. Reid blamed
Congress for making it "legislatively impossible" to shutter
Guantanamo -- but offered no sign he will push to loosen
restrictions on closing the facility this congressional session.
DHS Boss Praises Trampling of Posse Comitatus at National Police
Kurt Nimmo - Department of Homeland Security boss Janet
Napolitano addressed a joint session of the Major Cities Chiefs
Association and the Major County Sheriffs’ Association winter
meetings on Monday. During remarks boasting about the wonderful
job the federal government has done in violating and rendering
irrelevant Posse Comitatus, Napolitano conflated “gun violence,”
“active shooter incidents” and “violent extremism.”
Chinese Communist Party Mouthpiece Demands Obama Disarm
Paul Joseph Watson - [Global Times] January 17 front page
editorial entitled Political inertia hinders gun control action,
states that there is “clearly an urgent need for gun control in
the US,” lamenting that it will “be impossible for the country
to ban guns.” Striking an authoritarian tone, the editorial
notes how, “The difficulties in promoting gun control show that
US society lacks authorities willing and able to push forward
reform.” Presumably, if the United States were a one party
dictatorship like China, such “reforms” would be far easier to
YouTube: Incredible Speech on Gun Violence
Gun Violence Prevention Working Group Public Hearing - Hartford,
CT - 1/28/2013
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Father Of Slain 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook
Victim: “Gun Laws Are Not The Problem”
freedomoutpost.com - On Monday in Hartford, Connecticut, Mark
Mattioli spoke in front of a gun violence task force. Mattioli
lost his six-year-old son James in the shooting at Sandy Hook
Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut back in December. “Gun
laws are not the problem,” he said.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: School Shooting Drill To Include Blanks
Fired In Hallway To Familiarize Students With Sound Of Gunfire
CBS Chicago - CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports, during the drill,
teachers will keep students in their rooms, lock their doors,
and draw their curtains. Police will sweep the building, while
someone will fire two shots – blanks – from a starter pistol...
But any gunfire at a school – even blanks – had some parents and
students shaking their heads.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Discussion About Toy Nerf Gun Causes
Lockdown at Bronx Elementary Schools
Paul Joseph Watson - A discussion between two children about a
toy nerf gun caused a lockdown and a massive armed police
response at two elementary schools in the Bronx today in yet
another example of how hysteria is sweeping America’s education
system in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. ...the
child in question hadn’t even brought the toy to school.
Arkansas: State Senate Passes Church Gun Carry, Bill Advances to
AmmoLand - Today, the Arkansas Senate passed
Senate Bill 71 by a 28-4 vote, with three senators not
voting. This legislation, introduced by state Senator Bryan King
(R-5), would remove the absolute prohibition on concealed carry
permit holders from being able to defend themselves in any
church or other place of worship.
BACKFIRE: Seattle Gun Buyback Turns Into Gun Show
Intel Hub - While thousands of Seattle residents lined up for
hours to trade their handguns, rifles and family heirlooms away
in exchange for up to $200 in gift cards as part of the city’s
latest gun buyback program, gun collectors who have seen prices
for assault rifles and firearms accessories almost triple since
November took advantage of a huge opportunity.
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ALERT: Ammunition Out-of-Stock, No Backorders
Intel Hub - Nearly all ammunition throughout the United States
is now Out-of-Stock as the country remains in a buying frenzy
from the failed media delivery of the Sandy Hook School
shooting. Even corporations themselves are limiting and
forfeiting ammunition stocking orders willingly to disrupt the
flow of ammunition to the disgruntled populace.
Federal Reserve Money Printing Is The Real Reason Why The Stock
Market Is Soaring
Economic Co;;apse - You can thank the reckless money printing
that the Federal Reserve has been doing for the incredible bull
market that we have seen in recent months. When the Federal
Reserve does more "quantitative easing", it is the financial
markets that benefit the most. The Dow and the S&P 500 have both
hit levels not seen since 2007 this month, and many analysts are
projecting that 2013 will be a banner year for stocks.
Inflation unchained: US dollar down 23 percent from 2000,
Tuition up 72 percent, and home values up 44 percent. Incomes
adjusting for inflation are back to 1990s levels
mybudget360.com - It is hard to believe that people in the US
are still denying the obvious impact of inflation. The slow
erosion of purchasing power has occurred for many decades now.
What people tend to forget in a completely fiat based system is
that the Fed can print as much money as it likes. And they have
in digital format but also monetizing debt via mortgage backed
security purchases.... Debt in a fiat system is money.
A Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming
whatreallyhappened.com - Global warming is indeed a scam,
perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of
crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science.
Taking aspirin as few times as once a week triples risk of
(NaturalNews) Many conventional doctors advise their patients to
pop one every day like a multivitamin in order to supposedly
ward off heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer. But taking an
aspirin as few times as once a week, especially when you are not
actually sick or in pain, can be incredibly dangerous,
especially for your eyesight. This is the conclusion of a recent
study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),
which found that "supplementing" at least once a week with
aspirin can triple the risk of going blind.
Remedy for inflammation, flu, fevers, colds and infections
(NaturalNews) The super cleansing tonic is an antibiotic,
destroying both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is
also a potent anti-viral and anti-fungal/yeast formula, and will
increase blood and lymph circulation to every part of the body.
It is so effective that it is said to be the cure for colds and
the flu, and is the herbal preparation of choice against
Candida. This basic formula dates back to medieval Europe and
VIDEO: Coca-Cola Rolling Out New Misinformation Campaign to
Dr. Mercola - A new Coca-Cola ad campaign focuses on the
mistaken belief that beating obesity is a matter of counting
calories. This theory has been found to be patently false. All
calories are NOT the same, and obesity is the result of
consuming too many of the wrong type of calories.
Link Between Fetal Exposure to PVC Plastic Chemical and Obesity
Dr. Mercola - Pregnant mice exposed to low doses of the
phthalate known as tributyltin (TBT), a chemical found in
polyvinyl chloride (PVC), had children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren with increased body fat, liver fat and
fat-specific gene expression.
Muscle loss halted with alkaline diet and vitamins
(NaturalNews) Having weaker, smaller muscles isn't just a
cosmetic problem for older people. It contributes to countless
deaths and suffering in the elderly, too, because it puts them
at high risk for falls and fractures. Mainstream medicine has
long asserted that significant muscle loss is inevitable as you
age, although exercise can help some.
7 Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism - Naturally Boost
Natural Society - Do you suffer from hypothyroidism? You'll soon
learn how to boost thyroid function and discover a
hypothyroidism natural treatment that will work.
Calendula Plant Benefits: Grow Your Own Medicine
Natural Society - Calendula officinalis is a plant most
often used to brighten up a garden or flower bed. It’s a popular
choice because it’s pretty and is super easy to grow. But, what
many people don’t know is that their pretty garden-addition is a
valuable herbal remedy.... The flowers of Calendula have been
used for centuries for a variety of ailments and health
problems. Some of those benefits include...
Dotcom's chopper temporarily down
stuff.co.nz - Internet millionaire Kim Dotcom had to make an
emergency landing on a remote forestry road today after
technical issues forced his helicopter pilot to ground the
aircraft. Dotcom, who is awaiting extradition trial to the
United States on charges of copyright and racketeering, said
through the social media site Twitter that the helicopter's fuel
gauge dropped to zero and there was a warning about the rotor
blade.... Dotcom said his pilot had found the problem had been a
disconnected wire. "Weird."
in History - Tuesday - January 29, 2013
1802 - John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress.
1820 - Britain's King George III died insane at Windsor Castle.
1845 - Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published for the first time in
the "New York Evening Mirror."
1848 - Greenwich Mean Time was adopted by Scotland.
1850 - Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery
that included the admission of California into the Union as a free
1856 - Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, was
founded by Queen Victoria.
1861 - In America, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
1886 - The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built by Karl Benz,
1916 - In World War I, Paris was bombed by German zeppelins for the
1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were
named in Cooperstown, NY.
1940 - The W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company displayed the first tetraploid
flowers at the New York City Flower Show.
1949 - "The Newport News" was commissioned as the first air-conditioned
naval ship in Virginia.
1963 - Britain was refused entry into the EEC.
1979 - President Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng
Xiaoping to the White House. This followed the establishment of
1987 - "Physician’s Weekly" announced that the smile on the face of
Leonardo DeVinci's Mona Lisa was caused by a "...facial paralysis
resulting from a swollen nerve behind the ear."
1990 - Joseph Hazelwood, the former skipper of the Exxon Valdez, went on
trial in Anchorage, AK, on charges that stemmed from America's worst oil
spill. Hazelwood was later acquitted of all the major charges and was
convicted of a misdemeanor.
1996 - French President Jacques Chirac announced the "definitive end" to
1997 - America Online agreed to give refunds to frustrated customers
under threat of lawsuits across the country. Customers were unable to
log on after AOL offered a flat $19.95-a-month rate.
1998 - A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, AL, killing
an off-duty policeman and severely wounding a nurse. Eric Rudolph was
charged with this bombing and three other attacks in Atlanta.
1999 - Paris prosecutors announced the end of the investigation into the
accident that killed Britain's Princess Diana.
1999 - The U.S. Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two
presidential advisers for private, videotaped testimony in the
2001 - In Indonesia, thousands of student protesters stormed the
parliament property and demanded that President Abdurrahman Wahid quit
due to his alleged involvement in two corruption scandals. Wahid
announced that he would not resign.
US considering new drone base in Africa says report
RT - The US is planning to consolidate its position in Africa with a new
drone outpost in Niger, with the stated purpose of providing unarmed
surveillance support to French efforts in Mali and keeping tabs on
al-Qaeda elements on the continent... If the plan is approved, up to 300
US military servicemembers and contractors could be sent to the base to
operate the drone aircraft, the New York Times reported.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Canadian special forces on ground in Mali, sources
CBC News - Canadian special forces are on the ground inside the troubled
West African country of Mali to protect Canadian assets there, CBC News
has learned. The Special Forces are not there to train Malian troops —
and they are not involved in any combat role, as the government has
repeatedly stressed and Prime Minister Stephen Harper repeated again
Monday in the House of Commons.
Britain’s ‘Taranis’ Drone Picks Its Own Targets, but Experts Warn Could
Mark Start of ‘robot wars’
Daily Mail - This is Taranis, Britain’s latest pilotless combat
aircraft, which is even capable of selecting its own targets. The
revolutionary superdrone is due to make its maiden flight in the next
few weeks and could spearhead the fight against terrorism in Africa....
But the new developments in pilotless aircraft are controversial as they
allow the possibility of autonomous computers targeting and killing
enemy combatants outside human control.
Syrian army clears Damascus area from militants
Press TV - Syrian army has cleared Arqaba area in capital Damascus from
militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Hacked Emails Reveal ‘Washington-Approved’ Plan to Stage Chemical
Weapons Attack in Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Alleged hacked emails from defense contractor
Britam reveal a plan “approved by Washington” and funded by Qatar to
stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria and blame it on the Assad
regime, fulfilling what the Obama administration has made clear is a
“red line” that would mandate US military intervention.
Saudi Arabia overthrow imminent: Obama advisor
Press TV - A close aide to US President Barack Obama has warned the
president about the imminent downfall of the ruling monarchy in Saudi
Arabia. Bruce Riedel, an adviser on foreign policy to US President
Barack Obama and also director for Near East and North African Affairs
in the US National Security Council, recently penned a memorandum to the
president noting that “Saudi Arabia is the world's last absolute
monarchy” and that “like [France's] Louis XIV, King Abdullah has
Netanyahu Deploys ‘Syrian’ Iron-Dome As Israeli Minister Claims US
Preparing ‘Surgical’ Strikes Against Iran
Zero Hedge - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation must prepare
for the threat of a chemical attack from Syria, amid concern at enemy
efforts to test a post-election coalition Israel, and, as Bloomberg
reports, has deployed its new Iron Dome anti-missile system near the
border with its northern neighbor. Along with this concern, as many have
perhaps suspected, the Israeli Defense Minister confirmed yesterday that
the US has prepared plans for a ‘surgical’ military operation to delay
Iran’s nuclear program.
YouTube: FLASHBACK: Sept 11 was good for Israel." -- Netanyahu
Democracy Now - Segment reporting Israeli prime minister Benjamin
Netanyahu's words regarding the September 11 attacks as originally
reported in Israeli daily Ma'ariv. Netanyahu made these comments during
a conference at Bar Illan University.
Iceland Wins Case on 2008 Refusal to Honor Foreign Deposits
Bloomberg - Iceland was found to have acted within its rights in its
2008 refusal to cover U.K. and Dutch depositors in a failed Icelandic
bank, escaping damages as high as 20 percent of its economic output.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Army drill scares residents on Houston's
ABC News - The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of
gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston
neighborhood.... The U.S. Army along with other agencies took
over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School near Scott and
Airport. There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and
what many thought were real live rounds
Rubio, Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ unveil ‘tough but fair’ bipartisan
Miami Herald - The most-controversial proposal: giving a pathway
to residency — and even citizenship — to many of the estimated
11 million immigrants unlawfully in the United States. An
estimated 825,000 live in Florida. While some conservatives call
it amnesty, Rubio says it’s not because immigrants would be
penalized. They would have to pay fines, back taxes and undergo
a criminal background check — a similar proposal made by
President Barack Obama in May 2011.
DHS estimates 136 ‘snitch visa’ applications per year; could
allow terrorists and criminals into U.S.
Activist Post - According to a notice published in the Federal
Register on January 25, the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) estimates that 136 people will apply for so-called “snitch
visas” this year which allow people to enter the U.S. who might
otherwise be barred from entry, including terrorists. ... the
government apparently thinks it is fine to allow known
terrorists into the U.S. in the name of law enforcement, further
showing the so-called war on terror to be a fraud.
VIDEO: Piers Morgan Admits Defeat In Gun Control Debate
Infowars.com - Piers Morgan has conceded "victory" to the NRA in
the gun control debate as it looks increasingly likely that
Dianne Feinstein's draconian gun control bill will not pass the
DHS buys 7000 full-auto assault rifles, calls them 'personal
(NaturalNews) In yet another huge blow to the rhetoric and
narrative of the Obama administration and its desire to disarm
the American public, a DHS bid has been uncovered (see documents
below) showing that the Department of Homeland Security recently
put out an offer to purchase 7,000 full-auto "assault weapons"
to be used domestically, inside the USA.... The juiciest part of
this bid is the use of the phrase "Personal Defense Weapons" to
describe the full-auto AR-15s being purchased by DHS.
VIDEO: Police barred from Vermont gun range over proposed
semi-automatic rifle ban
From the Trenches - The battle over the right to bear arms is
flaring in Vermont, where a local gun range has moved to
prohibit the Burlington Police Department from training at its
facilities after the City Council voted to advance a measure
banning semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines. The
leadership of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club explained
that it’s “difficult” for the club to support the city — even
its officers — given the actions of the council.
Virginia Approves Bill To Undermine Obama Gun Control
Steve Watson - Gun owners say bill doesn’t have any teeth....
Republican state delegate Todd Gilbert told the Pilot that the
bill will ensure that “no employee of the commonwealth or any of
its political subdivisions should help the federal government
tread upon our long-held belief that Second Amendment rights are
highly individualized and very important.”
San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a
Breitbart - Lansdowne has gone on record saying: “I could not be
more supportive of the president for taking the position he has.
I think it’s courageous with the politics involved in this
process. [And] I think it’s going to eventually make the country
safer.” He made it clear that it may take “a generation,” but
new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets.
Swartz prosecutor slammed again for bullying after court rules
she can't seize property
Activist Post - The same prosecutor accused of bullying Internet
freedom hero Aaron Swartz to commit suicide, Carmen Ortiz, is
once again being defined as a bully after her failed attempt to
seize a mom-and-pop motel.... A Tewksbury motel owner who just
beat back U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s three-year bid to seize
his business has become the latest critic to accuse the Hub’s
top fed of prosecutorial bullying.
Boy Scouts may soon welcome gay youths, leaders
Washington Times - The Boy Scouts of America is actively
considering removing its decades-long ban on openly gay members
and Scout leaders, NBC reports. The new policy would eliminate
the rule from the national organization, leaving local
sponsoring organizations the freedom to admit gay Scouts at
Clinton backers launch ‘Ready for Hillary’ super-PAC in hopes of
The Hill - A group of Hillary Clinton supporters is launching a
campaign to draft her to run for president — the first major
push from an outside group for her to run. The group, “Ready for
Hillary,” filed as a super-PAC with the Federal Election
Commission late last week and plans to roll out a website in the
Marines, Army shrinking force size under budgetary restraints
freebeacon.com - The United States Marine Corps is set to shed
more than 20,000 active duty positions in the coming years and
have already commenced a process meant to force some senior
officers into an early retirement. The Marines are on course to
cut around 4,000 positions a year through 2017, decreasing the
total number of Marines to 182,100 from its peak last year of
202,100, according to a major scale-down order that was quietly
issued last year.
VIDEO: Senior Obama Official: “We Are Going To Kill The Dollar”
alt-market.com - Kyle Bass, who knows a thing or two about
economics and finance, recently spoke to a senior member of the
Obama administration about their planned solutions for fixing
the U.S. economy and trade deficit. The answer shouldn’t
surprise you. When I asked a senior member of the Obama
administration last week, ‘How are we going to grow exports if
we won’t allow nominal wage deflation?’ He says, ‘we’re just
going to kill the dollar.’
VIDEO: 7 Million U.S. Properties Are Underwater
Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) — Graham Fisher Managing Director Josh
Rosner discusses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac allowing one-time
borrowers to walk away from homes. He speaks on Bloomberg
Television’s “Market Makers.”
YouTube: Louisiana Salt Dome Collapse
Published on Jan 25, 2013
VIDEO: New Extended Flyover of Giant Sinkhole: “We are finding
that things actually look a bit worse”
ENENews - Five weeks after our last update of December 24 on the
Bayou Corne sinkhole, we are finding that things actually look a
bit worse. The water levels seems higher, and the work efforts
appear to have subsided. Equipment has been removed, and the
homes to the west and northwest of the sinkhole look seriously
unpopulated. The recent seismic activity has people and the
ACTION ALERT: USA’s Dept of Energy’s plan for radioactive scrap
metal into consumer goods
Nuclear News - The DOE wants to deregulate and actually sell
14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal... and “recycle” the
waste to the commercial clean scrap metal industry. From there,
according to the watchdog group Nuclear Information and Resource
Service, the radioactive stuff “could be turned into anything
from your next pants zipper to baby toys.”... Comment deadline
is Feb. 9, 2013. Email to:
scrap_PEAcomments@hq.doe.gov (with an underscore after
“scrap_”). Snail mail to: Jane Summerson / DOE NNSA / PO
Box 5400, Bldg. 401K. AFB East / Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185
VIDEO/ARTICLE: ‘Fireballs’ Light Up Skies From Virginia
To Ohio To New York
Before It's News - From Virginia to Ohio, people are reporting
sightings of fireballs and meteors shooting across the sky
Sunday night around 9:30 pm Eastern time. Hundreds of reports of
spectacular fireballs have rushed into news stations across the
Eastern half of the United States in many states while reports
to the American meteor society are making many people wonder
whether or not what they witnessed in the sky was a fireball or
What a waste! Picture from space reveals how new U.S. oil field
is burning off enough gas to power Chicago AND Washington -
because it's cheaper than selling it
Daily Mail - The trend, which is being replicated in other shale
regions such as Texas, has made the U.S. one of the world's
worst offenders for gas flaring after the amount it burns off
has tripled in the last five years, according to World Bank
estimates. The boom has come after advances in a process known
as fracking, where a mixture of sand, water and chemicals is
pumped into rocks to open cracks in a reservoir.
Montgomery County Lawmakers Want to Ban Fracking in Maryland
silverspring.patch.com - Two bills to ban a controversial method
of extracting natural gas from underground rock deposits known
as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will move through the
Maryland General Assembly this year.
VIDEO: Unsafe conditions at fracking site
timesonline.com - Randy Moyer, who trucked brine from wells to
treatment plants and back to wells, now suffers from dizziness,
blurred vision, headaches, difficulty breathing, swollen lips
and appendages, and a fiery red rash that covered about 50
percent of his body. The Portage resident believes he’s sick
from the chemicals in fracking fluid and from radiation
VIDEO/ARTICLE: First Genetically Engineered Flu Vaccine
Now on the Market
Dr. Mercola - To speed up flu vaccine production, the US FDA has
approved a new insect-based, genetically engineered flu vaccine,
as well as vaccines grown in cultures of dog kidney cells rather
than eggs. And while mainstream media claim the flu vaccine is
working well this year, a recent review of published research
shows flu vaccines are ineffective at best, and produce
neurological complications at worst, while having no effect at
all on hospitalizations or working days lost.
Mothers Taking Antidepressants 2x more Likely to Have Autistic
Child, Study Says
Natural Society - Mothers who took antidepressants during
pregnancy were twice as likely to give birth to a child with
autism. The risk was significantly increased when the mother
took anti-depressants in the first trimester. Then, the risk was
three times higher.
Gatorade Removing Controversial Ingredient But Denies It’s
Because Of Teen’s Campaign
Consumerist - A few weeks after a 15-year-old started an online
petition to tell Gatorade to get rid of brominated vegetable
oil, an ingredient linked to flame retardants, its parent
company PepsiCo says it’s pulling the controversial ingredient
from the sports drink. But not because of that petition, says
the company. Nope, because of everyone else who was complaining.
Having Relationships and Being Highly Social Cuts Dementia Risk
Natural Society - One study demonstrated that the rate of
cognitive decline in social seniors was 70% slower than that of
their non-social peers.... Socializing is an excellent way to
release stress. Even the touch of a loved one can lower our
blood pressure and calm our nerves. While there are certainly
other factors for developing dementia, the less social contact
one has, the more likely they are to develop cardiovascular
disease, obesity, some cancers, addiction and mental illness.
Star Anise Tea Recipes
See all the recipes you can create using star anise tea.
The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to
Unlock Your Smartphone
hangthebankers.com - I have deep sympathy for any individual who
happens to get jail time for this offense. I am sure that other
offenders would not take kindly to smartphone un-lockers. But
seriously: It’s embarrassing and unacceptable that we are at the
mercy of prosecutorial and judicial discretion** to avoid the
implementation of draconian laws that could implicate average
Americans in a crime subject to up to a $500,000 fine and up to
five years in prison.
VIDEO: 11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You
Wired - Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk.
Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that
pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms
that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that
give you away. A new generation of technologies is emerging that
can identify you by your physiology.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Colorado Hemp Legalization
Natural Society - Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding
their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking
legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for
the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Colorado
farmers like Michael Bowman will be planting 100 acres of hemp
to be harvested and sold off as not only building material, but
a highly nutritious superfood.
* Related Audio Interview:
Farmer First to Grow Hemp
in History - Monday - January 28, 2013
1788 - The first British penal settlement was founded at Botany Bay.
1807 - London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight.
1871 - France surrendered in the Franco-Prussian War.
1878 - The first telephone switchboard was installed in New Haven, CT.
1878 - "The Yale News" was published for the first time. It was the
first, daily, collegiate newspaper in the U.S.
1902 - The Carnegie Institution was established in Washington, DC. It
began with a gift of $10 million from Andrew Carnegie.
1909 - The United States ended direct control over Cuba.
1915 - The Coast Guard was created by an act of the U.S. Congress to
fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1916 - Louis D. Brandeis was appointed by President Wilson to the U.S.
Supreme Court, becoming its first Jewish member.
1918 - The Bolsheviks occupied Helsinki, Finland.
1935 - Iceland became the first country to introduce legalized abortion.
1938 - The first ski tow started operation in Vermont.
1945 - During World War II, Allied supplies began reaching China over
the newly reopened Burma Road.
1958 - Construction began on first private thorium-uranium nuclear
1965 - General Motors reported the biggest profit of any U.S. company in
1980 - Six Americans who had fled the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on
November 4, 1979, left Iran using false Canadian diplomatic passports.
The Americans had been hidden at the Canadian embassy in Tehran.
1982 - Italian anti-terrorism forces rescued U.S. Brigadier General
James L. Dozier. 42 days before he had been kidnapped by the Red
1986 - The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff.
All seven of its crewmembers were killed.
1994 - In Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge Stanley Weisberg declared a
mistrial in the case of Lyle Menendez in the murder of his parents.
Lyle, and his brother Erik, were both retried later and were found
guilty. They were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
1998 - In Manilla, Philippines, gunmen held at least 400 children and
teachers for several hours at an elementary school.
1999 - Ford Motor Company announced the purchase of Sweden's Volvo AB
for $6.45 billion.
2002 - Toys R Us Inc. announced that it would be closing 27 Toys R Us
stores and 37 Kids R Us stores in order to cut costs and boost operating
Israel places missiles near Syria border
Press TV - On Sunday, an Israeli Army spokesman confirmed reports that
two “Iron Dome” missile batteries were moved to the Haifa area. The
official, however, insisted that the move is not due to any specific
security situation but part of a routine of rotating these missile
Israel vows Syria strike at any sign of chemical arms transfer
Reuters - Any sign of Syria’s grip on its suspected chemical weapons
slipping as it battles an armed uprising could trigger Israeli military
strikes, Israel’s vice premier said on Sunday. Silvan Shalom confirmed a
media report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had last week
convened a meeting of security chiefs to discuss the civil war in Syria
and the state of its suspected chemical arsenal.
Egypt clashes continue after Morsi’s ‘emergency’ announcement
RT - Police tear-gassed protesters Cairo on Monday as clashes still
gripped Egypt despite a state of emergency being declared. Some 50
people have died in five days of unrest, and there are reports of yet
another death near Tahrir Square. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
declared a 30-day state of emergency in Egypt starting Monday evening
after ongoing clashes and protests led to multiple deaths and left
Iran imposes preemptive oil, gas ban on EU
Press TV - Iran has banned crude oil and gas exports to the European
Union (EU) in retaliation for the 27-nation bloc’s embargo on the
Iranian energy sector.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Kissinger Predicts Nuclear War with Iran
Kurt Nimmo - Speaking at the one-worlder confab held in Davos,
Switzerland, Kissinger said a crisis involving a nuclear Iran in the
“foreseeable future” will lead to a nuclear war and “a turning point in
human history,” the
French troops advance across north of Mali
Press TV - On Sunday, Malian military sources said on condition of
anonymity that French troops along with Malian forces have reached
Mali’s strategically important town of Timbuktu. Reports say that local
fighters have also retreated further north to avoid airstrikes by French
Moscow regrets US pullout from bilateral commission on human rights
The United States has delivered the latest setback to Russia-US
relations by announcing it will no longer participate in the
Russian-American Bilateral Presidential Commission on Civil Society....
The US–Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission was inaugurated on July
6, 2009 by US President Barack Obama and then-Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev as part of the so-called ‘reset’ in relations between the two
former Cold War foes.
‘3 killed, over 400 injured in Egypt’
Press TV - Egypt's medical sources say at least three people have been
killed and over 400 others wounded in clashes over an unpopular court
verdict in the city of Port Said.... Violence broke out after a court
issued 21 death sentences on Saturday in connection with last year’s
deadly football riots in Port Said in which 74 people were killed and
1,000 others injured.
* Related RT Video: 'West
feeds Egypt unrest to make govt follow its course'
Gold Bank Run Accelerating…Now the Swiss Want Their Gold Back - All 1040
Tons of It!
silverdoctors.com - It appears that Switzerland may be next to the game,
much to the dismay of the SNB. The Swiss gold initiative, an initiative
to Secure the Swiss National Bank’s Gold Reserves, launched in March
2012 by four members of the Swiss parliament, has grown to 90,000
supporters. Once 100,000 supporters are achieved, the Swiss Parliament
must take up the referendum.
President: Let Banks Go Bankrupt
xrepublic.tv - Iceland President: In our case we decided to let the
Italy police catch 56 bn euros in tax evasion in 2012
france24.com - Italy's financial police said Thursday they had busted
close to 12,000 people last year for evading over 56 billion euros ($74
billion) worth of taxes.... The financial police also uncovered over
16,000 people working on the black market, the statement said.
on brink of bankruptcy, suspends public services
stratrisks.com - The Central American country has been on the brink of
bankruptcy for months, as politicians put off passing a budget necessary
to pay for basic government services. Honduras is also grappling with
five billion dollars (£3.16 billion) in foreign debt, a figure
equivalent to last year’s entire government budget.
Trillions of dollars worth of oil found in Australian outback
Telegraph - Up to 233 billion barrels of oil has been discovered in the
Australian outback that could be worth trillions of dollars, in a find
that could turn the region into a new Saudi Arabia.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 1/28/13: Blowback Leads
to Intervention in Mali, yet
Full transcript coming soon!
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Law Professor on CBS Says ‘Let’s Give Up
On The Constitution’
Infowars.com - Breitbart.com has posted yet another scholar who
advocates destroying a centuries-long battle to uphold
protections for the individual and discourage despots. Louis
Michael Seidman, a law professor from Georgetown University,
shamelessly calls for tearing off the chains on government,
joining a chorus of individuals ready to undo the country’s
foundations in the wake of tragedy.
Homeland Security training TSA workers to save themselves in
Press TV - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
checkpoint screeners are receiving training to prepare them for
the possibility of a mass shooting at one of the agency’s
airport checkpoints, and those TSA personnel are being
instructed to “save themselves” should a shooting occur. “Every
day when I arrive for work, I look for an escape route in case
someone opens fire”, said the TSA worker. “We have been told to
save ourselves”. Does the TSA already have intelligence about a
possible future checkpoint shooting?
Emanuel To Banks: Stop Supporting Gun Makers
CBS Chicago - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is putting more
pressure on gun makers to get behind his push for an assault
weapons ban and criminal background checks for gun purchasers.
This time, he wants to go after their bottom line.
Assault Weapons Ban Lacks Democratic Votes to Pass Senate
Bloomberg - At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with
Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright
opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats
wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let
alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to
bring it to a floor vote.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Shut Down
Due to Boycott
wnep.com - This all started with the ban on assault weapons and
controversial high capacity magazines at the Eastern Sports and
Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. Then, one by one, vendors that were
signed up for that popular event started backing out, part of a
boycott that’s grown big enough to shut down the show.
* Related Article:
List of celebrities, sponsors, and vendors who pulled out
NY gun owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov.
Cuomo’s new gun law
NY Post - Gun-range owners and gun-rights advocates are
encouraging hundreds of thousands of owners to defy the law,
saying it’d be the largest act of civil disobedience in state
history. “I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re
prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by
the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration
deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American
Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Milwaukee Sheriff Urges Citizen Firearm
Defense: "We're Partners Now"
Activist Post - A public service radio announcement from Sheriff
David Clarke encourages Milwaukee citizens to consider getting
certified safety training for handling firearms to protect
themselves. He reminds them that with police force cutbacks and
furloughs, police arrival time has changed and waiting for
police after calling 911 is not the best option. He gives three
options - begging for mercy from criminals, hiding under the
bed, or fight back.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey vows to
challenge federal gun control measures
wvgazette.com - "If a federal law is enacted that is similar to
Senator Feinstein's legislation, the West Virginia Attorney
General's office would actively participate in legal efforts to
ensure that such law does not infringe upon the rights of West
Virginians," Morrisey said in a statement. "These efforts may
include a wide range of legal and educational actions."
YouTube: Dennis Kucinich: The Constitution Guarantees the Right
To Bear Arms
Fox News newest contributor, ex-Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich
discusses gun control.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Miami Martial Law Drill: Machine Gun Fire
& Black Hawk Helicopters Invade Miami Skyline
Before It's News - Has America been invaded by hostile forces?
If not, then what are 'they' preparing for? The streets and
skies of Miami turned into what sounded like an Iraqi war zone
or the streets of Chicago as the eternal, global war on terror
gave Miami residents a sense of what it might sound like to live
in Afghanistan as machine gun fire (blanks) filled the air and
black hawk helicopters filled the midnight skies.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional
Washington Times - In a case freighted with major constitutional
implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned
President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last
year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was
not actually in a recess. The three-judge panel’s ruling is a
major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments
he made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and
hence the five-person board did not have a quorum to operate.
Rape-abortion bill causes uproar in N.M.
CBS News - New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown on Wednesday
introduced House Bill 206, which would criminalize "procuring or
facilitating an abortion," or "compelling or coercing" someone
else to get an abortion after rape or incest, as destroying
Tens of thousands march in Washington anti-abortion rally
RT - A massive anti-abortion march hit Washington, DC, on Friday
as tens of thousands opposed to the right to choose descended on
the National Mall to protest Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1971
decision that legalized the termination of pregnancies.
Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport
Wired - A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the
Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an
airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his
lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a
disorderly conduct charge.
Pentagon laying off 46,000 employees
CNN News - The Pentagon has begun laying off 46,000 contract and
temporary civilian employees in an effort to cut back on
military spending, the No. 2 Pentagon official said on
Friday.... The moves are part of a Defense Department effort to
reduce spending given the potential for billions in mandatory
cuts beginning as early as this spring should Congress fail to
reach a deal on deficit reduction.
YouTube: "This Is A Sick Joke On ALL Of Us!" Obama Nominates
Mary Jo White
January 24, 2013 Current TV News.
YouTube: Ron Paul: I’m Waiting for the Fed to Self-Destruct
Ron Paul gets a standing ovation at the Von Mises Institute on
Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; state drops to worst in the
wgntv.com - A warning came Saturday morning from state treasurer
Dan Rutherford (R) IL State Treasurer. The Standard and Poor’s
downgrade from A to A-minus puts Illinois last on the list– and
means a higher cost to borrow money.
More Than 50 San Francisco Restaurants Accused Of Scamming
Customers & Employees By Pocketing Health Care Surcharge
consumerist.com - For more than four years, dozens of
restaurants in San Francisco have been tacking on surcharges to
diners’ bills, claiming that the money was to go toward health
care costs. But it turns out that millions of those dollars were
just going into restaurant owners’ pockets.
Attention shoppers: Another credit card fee is here
NBC News - It could soon cost you more to shop with a credit
card at some stores. As of this Sunday, Jan. 27, merchants who
accept credit cards issued by Visa and MasterCard will be
allowed to add a service charge to the purchase price....
Merchants still cannot add a surcharge to debit card
transactions.... Credit card surcharges are banned by law in 10
states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas,
Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma and Texas.
Gulf War syndrome symptoms persist in 1 in 3 vets, according to
Remember Gulf War Syndrome, the vague illness that struck one in
three veterans of the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf? Well,
175,000 to 250,000 of them are still experiencing symptoms of
overwhelming fatigue, memory loss, anxiety, depression, and
joint and muscle pain with little relief and sometimes little
compassion from doctors, according to a new report issued by the
Institute of Medicine.
Report: New vets showing Gulf War illness symptoms
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be suffering
from the 20-year-old set of symptoms known as Gulf War Illness,
according to a new report released Wednesday by the federal
Institute of Medicine. "Preliminary data suggest that (chronic
multisymptom illness) is occurring in veterans of the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars as well," the report says.
Oil spills after two barges strike Mississippi River bridge
LA Times - Oil spilled into the Mississippi River after two oil
barges hit a bridge near Vicksburg, Miss., early Sunday morning,
the U.S. Coast Guard reported. One of the barges began spewing
oil into the river, officials said.... It was unclear how much
oil was spilled. The U.S. Coast Guard said the source of the
spill, a leaking tank filled with 80,000 gallons of crude oil,
had been "contained."
VIDEO: Sandy Victims Left Out in the Cold During Arctic Blast
Fox News - The brutal cold snap affecting much of the country is
taking a devastating toll on victims of superstorm Sandy, many
of whom are camped out in tent cities or living in homes without
power, heat or running water.
VIDEO: How to Detox with Chlorella
Dr. Mercola - Chlorella has a number of other health benefits.
The web site GreenMedInfo has assembled a list of studies 3 that
found evidence of over 40 different health conditions that
chlorella can help to prevent or ease. Here's a sampling of some
of the health benefits associated with this green algae...
Learn how to detoxify electromagnetic radiation and more with
(NaturalNews) As a mighty cleanser, bentonite detoxifies the
liver, colon and skin. It also absorbs nasty bacteria throughout
the system and even soaks up radiation -- electromagnetic or
otherwise. The list of ailments that respond to bentonite is
long. It eliminates food allergies, parasites, candida and viral
infections. Arthritis, diarrhea and stomach ulcers are conquered
BPA-free products still toxic, study finds
(NaturalNews) Products labeled "BPA free" may be just as toxic
as those made with the increasingly shunned original chemical,
according to a study conducted by researchers from the
University of Texas and published in the journal Environmental
Health Perspectives.... Growing consumer concern over BPA has
led many manufacturers to replace it with the related chemical
BPS. However, the new study shows that BPS also functions as an
Second NY hospital warns nearly 2,000 patients of possible HIV
infection from insulin pens
RT - A hospital in New York State has notified 1,915 patients
that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and
hepatitis C – days after another hospital in NY admitted making
the same mistake - through reusing insulin pens, used by
New Generation of Vaccine Adjuvants: Worst Ever?
Gaia Health - A new generation of vaccine adjuvants is being
rolled out, literally mass produced. They’re touted as safe, but
they share a dirty secret: They’re oil-based, which could make
them the most dangerous yet in a product line that is, by
Psychiatry to label entire families with a mental disorder
(NaturalNews) In a stunning display of ignorance, researchers
attempt to create a mental diagnosis that can be applied to
entire families at once. "Parental alienation disorder" was
denied acceptance into the psychiatric bible, the DSM-5 in spite
of "intense lobbying" by supporters. This unofficial yet bold
new disorder occurs to more than one person at a time.
To Save Your Teeth You May Need To Fire Your Periodontist
Green Med Info - The drill and fill dentist prescribed strong
antibiotics, then extraction.... Instead I decided to mega-dose.
Huge teaspoons of Vitamin C powder were mixed with baking soda
4-5X/day. I found bowel tolerance at approximately 8 grams of C
per day, especially if taken more frequently than every 3-4
hours. The pain eased the next day, and was gone after three
days — along with the abscess! After a few weeks I noticed gums
had healed, teeth tightened and I felt better all over.
Coca-Cola admits Dasani is really just 'purified' tap water
(NaturalNews) As more and more people wake up to the dangers of
fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceuticals, and the many other toxic
compounds found in municipal water supplies, the market for
bottled water has exploded. But in the process, some major food
and beverage corporations have unwittingly begun peddling that
very same tap water in bottles as "pure," a deceptive labeling
term that is the subject of a new trade controversy in Europe.
Routine ultrasound testing not proven safe for pregnant women
(NaturalNews) It is common for a pregnant woman to undergo
several routine ultrasounds during her 40-week pregnancy. What
many don't know, and despite what popular medical and government
websites state, ultrasound scans have never been proven safe for
for pregnant women or babies and aren't recommended for routine
use and non-high risk pregnancies.
Surgical ovary removal leads to cognitive decline
(NaturalNews) Women who have their ovaries surgically removed
before menopause experience earlier and more severe cognitive
decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and due
to be presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Neurology in San Diego.
Pentagon to increase cyber security force fivefold - report
RT - The Pentagon will expand its cyber security force from 900
personnel to a massive 4,900 troops and civilians over the next
few years following numerous concerns over the dangerously
vulnerable state of their defenses, according to US officials...
An official confirmed that plans for an extremely significant
expansion were underway, but remained ambiguous about the
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surviellience platform by DARPA
1 million terabytes a day saved forever. The ARGUS array is made
up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The
output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large,
1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.
VIDEO: Kim Dotcom wants to encrypt half of the internet to end
RT - In an in-depth interview, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom
discusses the investigation against his now-defunct file-storage
site, his possible extradition to the US, the future of Internet
freedoms and his latest project Mega with RT’s Andrew Blake.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Another Family Business Destroyed: Morningland Dairy Raw
Milk Cheese Raided 1/25/13
Daily Paul - In business 30 years with not one customer ever
getting sick. 18 tons of product seized to be destroyed by the
Missouri Milk Board.
Killer Compost Update: Herbicide Damage Still a Major Problem
Mother Earth News - For more than a decade, gardens and farms
have been damaged by compost or mulch that was contaminated with
persistent herbicides. These potent chemicals are applied to
lawns, pastures, hayfields and roadsides, and continue to be
highly toxic even after residues on grass or hay have been
composted. When livestock graze on treated pasture or hay, these
herbicides even remain potent in their composted manure. We’ve
termed this recurring problem “killer compost.”
Hartz Mountain is voluntary recall
Susan Thixton - The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily
withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig
Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States
because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic
YouTube: Evolution to Revolution - "Love and Liberty"
Song by Tatiana Moroz.
in History - Friday - January 25, 2013
1799 - Eliakim Spooner patented the seeding machine.
1858 - Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March" was presented for the first time,
as the daughter of Queen Victoria married the Crown Prince of Prussia.
1870 - G.D. Dows patented the ornamental soda fountain.
1881 - Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and others signed an
agreement to organize the Oriental Telephone Company.
1890 - The United Mine Workers of America was founded.
1915 - In New York, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant in San
Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service.
1927 - Jack Benny married Sadye Marks on this day. Sadye changed her
name to Mary Livingstone.
1946 - The United Mine Workers rejoined the American Federation of
1949 - The first Emmys were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
1950 - A federal jury in New York City found former State Department
official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury.
1959 - In the U.S., American Airlines had the first scheduled
transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.
1961 - John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news
conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and
1971 - Charles Manson and three female members of his "family" were
found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit murder and seven
counts of murder in the first degree. They were all sentenced to death
for the 1969 killings. The sentences were later commuted to life
1981 - Jiang Qing, Mao's widow, was tried for treason and received a
death sentence, which was subsequently commuted to life imprisonment.
1981 - The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the
United States and were reunited with their families.
1993 - A gunman shot and killed two CIA employees outside the agencies
headquarters in Virginia. Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani national, was
later convicted of the shootings.
1995 - The defense gave its opening statement in the O.J. Simpson trial.
1999 - At least 1,000 people were killed when an earthquake hit western
Columbia. The quake registered 6.0 on the Richter Scale.
1999 - In Louisville, KY, man received the first hand transplant in the
2001 - A minor earthquake hit northeastern Ohio. The quake measured only
4.2 on the Richter Scale.
2010 - In Arlington, TX, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of
Fame had its grand opening.
Bomb blast in Afghanistan kills 12 US troops, Taliban say
Press TV - Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack which took
place at a market in Tagab district of Kapisa Province, northeast of
Afghan capital of Kabul, Friday morning. Meanwhile, provincial governor
General Mehrabuddin Safi said that at least five civilians have also
been killed and 20 others injured in the Kapisa blast. Civilian
casualties inflicted by US-led troops have increased anti-US sentiments
in the country.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Criticism grows of France war on Mali
Press TV - On Thursday, France 24 Editor in Chief, Atmane Tazaghart told
Press TV that “If France try to occupy Mali with a long ground
operation, they will find themselves in the same situation that the
Americans found themselves in Afghanistan and Iraq, they will be in a
war of attrition against an enemy which can easily attack and then hide
among the local population.” This comes after UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon said on Wednesday the United Nations would not be engaged in
France’s war on Mali.
Greeks protest govt. economic reforms
Press TV - Thousands of Greeks have demonstrated in Athens to protest
against the government's economic reforms, saying the reforms target the
ordinary people while leaving the rich unaffected... Thursday's
demonstration was accompanied by a nationwide strike by metro workers.
The metro staff, who barricaded themselves inside the network’s
headquarters near Athens, are against the government’s pay cuts in the
public sector and have refused to return to work.
'France bombs fighter positions in Mali'
Press TV - The French Air Force has conducted airstrikes on several
bases of the Malian fighters near the northern city of Gao, military and
security sources say.... Meanwhile, French special forces have
reportedly been ordered to shield uranium mines run by the French
nuclear giant Areva in the Nigerien towns of Imouraren and Arlit.
'Leave immediately': Britons in Benghazi warned to get out due to
'specific and imminent threat'
Independent - The Foreign Office today urged all British nationals in
the Libyan city of Benghazi to leave immediately in response to a
‘specific and imminent’ threat against Westerners.... The Government was
unable to provide further details about why the advice has been issued,
but stated that the British embassy in Tripoli had been in contact with
all British nationals for whom it had details to alert them of the
TEPCO plans to dump water from Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean
Kyodo News - The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant said Thursday it plans to dump contaminated water into the
Pacific Ocean after removing radioactive substances to reduce
contamination to legally permissible levels.... Still, the utility
acknowledged that it needs to win approval of local governments and
other parties concerned in actually discharging the water into the
ocean. An official said, "Nothing specific has been decided at this
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Sen. Rand Paul Questions Sec. of State Nominee John
C-Span Jan 24, 2013 - Sen. Rand Paul Questions Secretary of
State Nominee John Kerry at the Senate Foreign Relations
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Feinstein Rolls Out Draconian Attack on
Kurt Nimmo - On the chopping block are 158 specific kinds of
semiautomatic firearms listed by name (see
the entire list here) and others – including handguns and
shotguns – with at least one specific military characteristic.
In addition, the legislation will outlaw all ammunition
magazines that contain more than 10 rounds. More draconian yet,
the proposed legislation will target millions of so-called
assault weapons already in the hands of Americans by subjecting
owners to government background checks.
Number Of Nation's Sheriffs Refusing To Enforce Unconstitutional
Gun Laws Snowballs
CNS News - From Florida to California, a growing number of the
nation's sheriffs are standing up to gun control measures
proposed by both the administration and Sen. Dianne Feinstein
(D-Calif.). Many law enforcement officials have written letters
to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden voicing
their concerns over what they believe is an effort to infringe
upon the Second Amendment.
Knife Rights Bill Filed in Kansas – Indiana Bill Advances
Ammoland - Knife Rights Bill Introduced in Kansas: Kansas State
Representative Richard Carlson has introduced a Knife Rights
requested bill, HB2033, that would enact Knife Law Preemption
and repeal the Kansas ban on Switchblades, Dirks, Daggers and
Stilettos.... Knife Rights has passed similar Knife Preemption
Laws in Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire and Georgia and repealed
irrational knife bans in New Hampshire, Washington and Missouri.
West Point Defines "Domestic Enemies" to Prepare Troops to Take
Activist Post - In a study recently published by the West Point
Combating Terrorism Center entitled, “Challengers From The
Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” Arie
Perliger, the author of the study, attempts to present a picture
of an America infested with dangerous “Right Wing” domestic
terrorists lurking in the shadows and waiting to launch an
attack on government establishments, agents, and minorities.
40 Ways to Hide Your Guns
poormansurvival.com - What will you do when they come for your
VIDEO: Ben Swann Reality Check: One Question Sec. of State
Clinton Was Not Asked About Benghazi
Liberty Crier - (FOX19) - Her testimony on the attack against
the U.S. facility in Benghazi has been delayed by over a month.
Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went before
members of Congress to answer questions. What questions did the
Secretary of State answer? What was one question the Senators
failed to ask?
Ben Swann currently #3 in Shorty Awards for #journalist
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Want To Tell The State To Stick It? Homeschool Your Kids
Forbes - The swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle
rebuke at America’s ever expanding nanny state. Under both
parties, Washington has systematically invaded private spheres
and co-opted public services historically performed by local
bodies. But a spontaneous groundswell of freedom minded folks
has continued America’s rich inheritance of rugged
YouTube: AGENDA - Grinding America Down (Trailer)
Join Bowers for a fascinating look at the people and groups that
have successfully targeted America's morality and freedom in
their effort to grind America down. It's not just another
conspiracy theory. It's a well documented agenda.
Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Gov't Debt Hit Record Under Obama
CNS News - In data released Thursday afternoon, the Federal
Reserve revealed that its holdings of U.S. government debt had
increased to an all-time record of $1,696,691,000,000 as of the
close of business on Wednesday. The Fed's holdings of U.S.
government debt have increased by 257 percent since President
Barack Obama was first inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, and the Fed
is currently the single largest holder of U.S. government debt.
Obamacare Penalty Could Make Health Insurance Too Expensive for
CNS News - The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its
detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying
individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting
next Jan. 1. For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach
nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly
$5,100 on top of premiums.
Withdrawn: $114 Billion From Big U.S. Banks and nobody’s quite
Bloomberg - The Federal Reserve releases data on the assets and
liabilities of commercial banks every Friday. The most current
figures, covering the first full week of 2013, show the largest
one-week withdrawals since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Even
when seasonally adjusted, the level drops to $52.8 billion—still
the third-highest amount on record, and one for which bank
experts and analysts were reluctant to give a definitive
Confused professors shocked schools are cutting their hours to
avoid Obamacare penalties
Liberty Crier - The Wall Street Journal reports: The Affordable
Care Act requires large employers to offer a minimum level of
health insurance to employees who work 30 hours a week or more
starting in 2014, or face a penalty. The mandate is a particular
challenge for colleges and universities, which increasingly rely
on adjuncts to help keep costs down as states have scaled back
funding for higher education.
A court will consider whether homeowners have the right to rent
out their property
publicradio.org - In 2005, Winona imposed a controversial ban on
the number of homeowners who can rent out their properties....
Winona's rental ban has been devastating for homeowners who move
away and are unable to sell their homes because of a terrible
housing market. Instead of letting the homes sit unoccupied,
many homeowners want to rent out the property to help pay the
mortgage. But the rental ban has plunged several Winona
homeowners, like Ethan Dean, into financial trouble.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Two Naperville Women Arrested After Trying
To Block ‘Smart Meters’
CBS Chicago - At Jenn Stahl’s home in Naperville, officers were
forced to cut open a lock on her back gate to allow crews to get
in to access her meter, when she refused to open the gate
herself. “It’s new technology. It’s city property. The city’s
allowed to upgrade their technology, upgrade their equipment,
and that’s what the city’s doing,” an officer explained to
CDC admits to flu vaccine's ineffectiveness as huge influx of
flu victims fills hospitals across the country
(NaturalNews) Untold thousands of people from nearly all 50 U.S.
states have continued to flood hospital emergency rooms in
recent weeks due to widespread outbreaks of flu-like symptoms.
And because many of these people have already been vaccinated
for the flu this season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) is basically having to admit that the flu
shot is not nearly as effective as we have all been told it is
-- but be sure to get it anyway (they continually say).
Vitamins can reduce the symptoms and duration of the flu and
provide natural immunity from viral and bacterial infections
(NaturalNews) Vitamins can reduce the symptoms and duration of
the flu and provide natural immunity from viral and bacterial
infections. Research has shown that vitamins taken before a flu
can build immunity and prevent the flu.
Medical science continues to remain silent about milk thistle as
a cancer remedy
(NaturalNews) Milk thistle, or silymarin, has been used as a
natural herb to assist liver function for thousands of years.
Well established as a liver herb in both alternative and
scientific literature, milk thistle strengthens liver cell
membranes, decreases "bad" cholesterol levels, boosts the immune
system, and is a powerful antioxidant. Milk thistle has also
been demonstrated clinically to have a positive effect on
Common melanoma procedure may not be effective or safe, medical
(NaturalNews) A common, expensive and invasive melanoma
procedure has never had its effectiveness or safety adequately
proven, warns a special report published in the British Medical
Women to be screened for "signs of abuse" by primary care docs,
referred for psychiatric evaluation, home visits, government
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
now strongly recommends that women "who show no clear indicators
of physical or sexual abuse" should be screened for intimate
partner violence (IPV) while visiting their doctor. The
recommendation was published in the journal Annals of Internal
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Piers Morgan Falls Ill Days After
Receiving Flu Vaccine
Adan Salazar - CNN host Piers Morgan is likely wanting another
chat with daytime talk-show host Dr. Oz. for an explanation on
why he got sick just days after having a flu vaccination
administered on live television.... Morgan’s very public onset
of illness following his inoculation doesn’t do much to help the
image of the vaccine industry who many have argued may be doing
more harm than good. Past news items don’t seem too reassuring
60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia
Green Med Info - Believe it or not, this question has been asked
for well over 60 years by researchers who stumbled upon evidence
that the removal of gluten from the diet results in improved
symptoms, or conversely, that gluten grain consumption leads to
higher prevalence of both neurological and psychiatric problems.
Grape Seed Extract May Beat Chemo in Late-Stage Cancer
Gaia Health - The benefits of grape seed extract in cancer are
well documented, but modern medicine won't do anything with it
until the mechanism of action has been found, so that it can be
isolated, purified, made poisonous and owned by a single company
for enormous profits.
US homeland chief warns of imminent ‘cyber 9/11’
Press TV - A "cyber 9/11" that could hit critical U.S. national
infrastructure--including water, electricity, and gas
networks--could happen "imminently," the U.S. government's
cybersecurity chief has warned. Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano warned that such networks were vulnerable to
hackers and cyberattacks in a speech Thursday at the Wilson
Center, Washington, a think tank focused on international
affairs and development.
Do You Trust an “Electronic Tattoo” to Track Your Medical
Natural Society - Have you heard of the ‘electronic tattoo’
fully equipped with the ability to track patients’ vital signs
and report the findings to researchers? The technology is known
as an epidermal electronic system (EES), and was developed by an
international team of researchers from the United States, China
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Action Alert: Big Ag group trying to ban raw milk sales
in South Carolina - your help needed to stop this tyranny
(NaturalNews) One of only a few states that currently recognizes
the freedom of individuals to buy and sell raw milk legally,
South Carolina is basically being accosted by this Big Ag front
group, which will attempt to eliminate raw milk freedom in the
Palmetto State at a special meeting to be held on Friday,
January 25, 2013, at 12:00 pm.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: How DOES this garden grow? Astonishing
plant is still thriving inside sealed bottle after 40 years
without fresh air or water
Daily Mail - Gardener David Latimer, 80, from Cranleigh in
Surrey, first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and finally
sealed it tightly shut 12 years later - yet it's still going
strong. He recently took a picture of the 53-year-old bottle
garden along to Radio 4 Gardener's Question Time, where it was
hailed as an amazing example of plants recycling their own waste
by members of the programme's expert panel.
YouTube: New Drug Cures Independent Thought
Short comedy radio ad for fake drug COMPLYACIN that cures children of
independent thought, creativity and talking about Ron Paul.
in History - Thursday - January 24, 2013
1848 - James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in
northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of '49.
1908 - In England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert
1922 - Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.
1924 - The Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad. The
name has since been changed back to St. Petersburg.
1935 - Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale in
1943 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill
concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.
1952 - Vincent Massey was the first Canadian to be appointed
governor-general of Canada.
1965 - Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.
1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare
benefits to people who had resided in a state for less than a year.
1978 - A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite plunged through Earth's
atmosphere and disintegrated. The radioactive debris was scattered over
parts of Canada's Northwest Territory.
1980 - The United States announced intentions to sell arms to China.
1986 - The Voyager 2 space probe flew past Uranus. The probe came within
50,679 miles of the seventh planet of the solar system.
1989 - Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was put to death in
Florida's electric chair for the 1978 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old
1990 - Japan launched the first probe to be sent to the Moon since 1976.
A small satellite was placed in lunar orbit.
1995 - The prosecution gave its opening statement at the O.J. Simpson
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Missouri law that limited the
contributions that individuals could donate to a candidate during a
2002 - The U.S. Congress began a hearing on the collapse of Enron Corp.
2002 - John Walker Lindh appeared in court for the first time concerning
the charges that he conspired to kill Americans abroad and aided
terrorist groups. Lindh had been taken into custody by U.S. Marines in
2003 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security began operations under
UN will probe US terror drone attacks
Press TV - The UN special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human
rights, Ben Emmerson, is responsible for the inquiry, which will look
into the extent of civilian casualties caused by the airstrikes in
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.... The UN official denounced
as indefensible Washington’s claim that it can carry out assassination
drone operations anywhere in the world because it is deemed to be an
North Korea says missiles ‘aimed at’ US
Press TV - North Korea says it will launch more long-range rockets and
carry out a high-level nuclear test, aimed at the United States. “We do
not hide that the various satellites and long-range rockets we will
continue to launch, as well as the high-level nuclear test we will
proceed with, are aimed at our arch-enemy the United States,” said North
Korea’s National Defense Commission on Thursday. The defense commission
statement offered no timeframe of when the country intended to perform
'Japan to close its embassy in Mali'
Press TV - According to a statement released by the ministry on
Wednesday, “Japan will temporarily close the embassy in Mali due to the
worsening security in the country, including in the capital of Bamako.
The staff will continue the operation in the embassy in France.” Earlier
on January 20, Canada evacuated the majority of its staff and their
families from its embassy in Mali for security reasons.
Mali accused of ‘summary executions’
Press TV - The international group said on Wednesday that the government
troops killed some people simply because they did not have identity
documents. According to the FIDH, the executions were carried out in
several towns including Sevare, Mopti and Niono. It said that at least
11 people were executed in a military camp near the central town of
Up in arms: Turkey Patriots ready by weekend amid local protest
RT - Patriot missile batteries sent to Turkey from NATO countries will
start operating this weekend, despite continuing protests from local
activists unhappy at their deployment. In the latest incident German
troops were mobbed by protesters.
Spain’s Catalonia declares sovereignty
Press TV - The parliament of Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia
has approved a declaration of the region’s sovereignty as a major step
towards its independence from Spain.... The declaration, which states
that the people of Catalonia have a democratic right to decide on their
sovereignty, sets up a potential showdown with the central government in
Bibi still in charge despite losing ground on Iran and settlements
RT - With nearly all the votes counted, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beitenu
bloc is claiming victory in Israeli parliamentary elections. The Prime
Minister has lost seats in the Knesset, but still remains the only
likely head of the new government.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Benghazi Hearing: Hillary Clinton: ‘There Are Other
Things I’d Prefer To Do On Sunday Mornings’
mediaite.com - “I have to confess, here in public, going on the
Sunday shows is not my favorite thing to do. There are other
things I’d prefer to do on Sunday mornings. And, you know, I
haven’t been on a Sunday show in way over a year. It just isn’t
something that I normally jump to do. And I did feel strongly
that we had a lot that we had to manage, that I had to respond
to, and that that should be my priority.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein to introduce assault weapons ban today
Washington Examiner - The bill is expected to ban 120 specific
guns and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds of
ammunition. The legislation is also expected to require gun
owners to register semi-automatic rifles categorized as “assault
weapons” with the Federal Government under the National Firearms
Act – which may require assault rifle owners to pay a $200
registering fee and submit photographs and fingerprints to the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Conference Of Mayors President Philadelphia Mayor Nutter To
Stand With Senator Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Conference of Mayors President Philadelphia Mayor Michael
A. Nutter will participate tomorrow in a press conference on
Capitol Hill to support CA Senator Dianne Feinstein's
introduction of The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Missouri Proposed Bill Requiring Parents
to Inform Schools if They Own a Gun
The Blaze - A Missouri lawmaker has proposed a bill that would
require parents to inform their children’s school if they
possess a firearm. Not only that, it would criminalize parents
that “[fail] to stop the possession [of a firearm] or report it
to law enforcement” for children in the house under the age of
18. The American Thinker relates the three main components of
the bill, via the Missouri Senate...
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Bill proposed in Oregon would make
cigarettes prescription-only drugs
kptv.com - Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a
bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance,
meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes
without a doctor's prescription. Under the proposal, offenders
would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250
fine or both. Other drugs and substances that are considered
Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid
and anabolic steroids.
VIDEO: Anonymous Calls for Civil War to Overthrow the US
Activist Post - In the latest video from Anonymous, they have
called for the most aggressive action yet. They're asking the
American people to join them in a "call to arms" for the
destruction and overthrow of the US Government. In the
statement, Anonymous says the government is calling them
"terrorists" because they truly fear a people's uprising.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Clinton testifies: ‘Algerian terrorists
got weapons from Libya’
RT - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Islamists
who attacked a gas plant in Algeria got their weapons in Libya.
She also blamed Northern Africa's security vacuum on the Arab
Spring while testifying on the September 2012 attack in
YouTube: Rand Paul Grills Sec. of State Clinton on Benghazi: I
Would Have Relieved You Of Your Post
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky grills Secretary of State Hilary
Clinton on her lapse of leadership resulting in the terrorist
attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in
the death of Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans.
On the day of his death, US ambassador to Libya warned that he
was in danger
RT - Hours before US Ambassador Christopher Stevens died in a
terrorist attack in Libya, he sent Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton a cable warning that local militias were threatening to
take away security officers guarding the US diplomats.
Former Special Forces Commander: Was U.S. Running Guns to Syrian
Rebels Via Benghazi?
CNS News - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—who is the
former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, the former
deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and who, in
the 1990s, worked with the CIA—told CNSNews.com in a video
interview last week that he believes it is a reasonable
supposition that the U.S. was supporting or planning to support
the Syrian rebels via Benghazi, Libya.
Panetta Said to Be Ending U.S. Combat Ban for Women
Bloomberg - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the decision on
the recommendation of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff,
according to a defense official, who asked not to be identified
in advance of a planned announcement.... The lifting of the ban
will open as many as 200,000 positions to women by January 2016,
the date set for final implementation, according to a second
defense official who also asked not to be identified.
US Supreme Court: ‘law’ repugnant to the Constitution is void
Examiner - A useful place for Americans to stand is with the US
Supreme Court in one of its most cited decisions that anything
passed as law in obvious violation of the US Constitution is not
law, but void.... Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall’s
crystal-clear wording is below. This definitive legal ruling
empowers Americans acting upon or enforcing such non-laws to
reject them in full confidence of their Oaths to support and
defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
NYPD to restart 'stop and frisk'
RT - A Manhattan judge said she will allow the NYPD’s
“stop-and-frisk” program to go on in the Bronx until she comes
up with a solution to prevent police officers from violating the
rights of their subjects.... Allowing the stop-and-frisk program
to continue in the Bronx will subject more New Yorkers to police
stops and interrogations, nearly 90 percent of which involve
innocent people and 87 percent of which involve
African-Americans or Latinos.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Elementary School Girl Threatened With
Arrest Over ‘Paper Gun’
Paul Joseph Watson - Hysteria in aftermath of Sandy Hook reaches
new heights. A South Philadelphia elementary student was
searched in front of classmates and threatened with arrest after
she mistakenly brought a “paper gun” to school, yet another
example of the hysteria sweeping America’s school system in the
aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Why Bitcoin Is The Banking Industry’s Newest, Biggest Threat
macleans.ca - Bitcoin’s big advantage is that it is essentially
the cold, hard cash of the Internet. Instead of bills, Bitcoin’s
software keeps a public ledger of every transaction among users.
If a buyer and seller are running the software on their
computers, they can directly exchange Bitcoins, anonymously and
with no taxes or bank fees. Others can pay a company to process
the payment. Bitcoin accounts are listed simply as a string of
letters and numbers with no names attached, giving a level of
anonymity impossible with debit and credit cards or even PayPal
House Votes to Temporarily Suspend U.S. Debt Ceiling
Bloomberg - The measure, passed 285-144, lifts the government’s
$16.4 trillion borrowing limit until May 19. It goes to the
Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid said lawmakers will
pass the bill unchanged and send it to President Barack Obama.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Four Years And $50 Billion Later, Obama
Pushes More 'Green Jobs'
Daily Bail - When Obama pledged $150 billion over ten years, he
said it would create 5 million green jobs — in fact, about
30,000 jobs have been created by the Department of Energy’s
4,000 or so green energy projects.
Central banking with ‘other people's gold’: A $368bn treasure
trove in Lower Manhattan (Op-Ed)
RT - The total value of the New York Federal Reserve's gold
bullion trove of 6700 tonnes is a staggering $368.5 billion. But
according to the New York Federal Reserve: "We do not own the
gold. We are mere custodians." The gold is in "safe-keeping" on
behalf of more than 60 sovereign countries and a few
organizations. Close to 98 per cent of the gold bullion stored
in the NY Fed's lower Manhattan vaults, according to the Fed,
belongs to central banks of foreign countries. The remaining 2
per cent "is owned by the United States and international
organizations such as the IMF."
Does China Plan To Establish “China Cities” And “Special
Economic Zones” All Over America?
Economic Collapse - Over the past several years, the Chinese
government and large Chinese corporations... have been
systematically buying up businesses, homes, farmland, real
estate, infrastructure and natural resources all over America.
In some cases, China appears to be attempting to purchase entire
communities in one fell swoop.... Some have speculated that
China may be intending to establish "special economic zones"
inside the United States modeled after the very successful
Chinese city of Shenzhen.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Mayor Backs Second Amendment After Councilman
Tries to Eject Armed Veteran
Paul Joseph Watson - A fascinating scene played out at a small
town council meeting last week when a Mayor stood up for the
second amendment after a council member tried to pass a motion
that would have forced an armed veteran with a concealed carry
permit to have his gun confiscated by police.
CCHR Exposes Psychiatry’s Military Spending to Create
cchrint.org - In an effort to create the “Super Soldier,” the
U.S. military spends hundreds of millions of dollars on
psychiatric research programs that can only be described as
science fiction-esque experimentation. The Citizens Commission
on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog group, is
dedicated to exposing these mental health abuses.
VIDEO: The Untouchables
PBS - FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have
escaped prosecution for any fraud related to the sale of bad
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Davos Commission asks $14T for AGW
xrepublic.tv - Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Jan 22, 2012 -
"Biggest Gaggle of Lefties On The Planet"
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Grants
Arizona, New Mexico $3.5 M to Prepare for Climate Change
AccuWeather -The grants, called Regional Integrated Sciences and
Assessments (RISA) funds, will be used to allow departments of
health and environment to conduct research, and to help drought
agencies incorporate climate information into their planning and
implementation.... According to NOAA, recipients are as
Study accidentally exposes chemotherapy as fraud - tumors grow
faster after chemo!
(NaturalNews) A team of researchers from Washington state had a
giant "Oops!" moment recently when it accidentally uncovered the
deadly truth about chemotherapy while investigating why prostate
cancer cells are so difficult to eradicate using conventional
treatment methods. As it turns out, chemotherapy does not
actually treat or cure cancer at all, according to the study's
findings, but rather fuels the growth and spread of cancer
cells, making them much harder to stamp out once chemotherapy
has already been initiated.
Watch out: 'whole grain' labels may be deceptive
(NaturalNews) Lack of a unified standard for defining "whole
grain" foods places consumers at risk of being misled, warn
Harvard University researchers in an study published in the
journal Public Health Nutrition. For example, products labeled
with one of the most widely used whole-grain certifications were
found to actually be higher in sugar and calories than products
not bearing this label.
We're in contact with uncontrolled chemicals
mcclatchydc.com - In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Ken
Cook spoke passionately about 10 Americans who were found to
have more than 200 synthetic chemicals in their blood. The 10
Americans were newborns. "Babies are coming into this world
pre-polluted with toxic chemicals," he said. More than 80,000
chemicals are in use today, and most have not been independently
tested for safety, regulatory officials say.
Many ‘Green’ Products are Actually Deceptive and Toxic
Natural Society - A study that analyzed cleaners and scented
products found that even those that claimed to be natural,
organic, or “green” contained chemicals with torrid pasts. About
half of the products tested made these claims. And of all the
products tested, an average of 17 chemicals were emitted during
use, though only one made it to the label. In total, the 25
products tested emitted 133 chemicals of which 25% are
classified as toxic or hazardous.
The benefits of apple cider vinegar
(NaturalHealth365) We all know the benefits of
apple cider vinegar include weight loss; better skin tone,
detoxification plus much more. If you haven’t tried this
old-fashion remedy for better health – get ready for a pleasant
Scientists to resume work with lab-bred bird flu
AP - On Wednesday, those scientists announced they were ending
their moratorium because their pause in study worked: It gave
the U.S. government and other world health authorities time to
determine how they would oversee high-stakes research involving
dangerous germs. A number of countries already have issued new
rules. The U.S. is finalizing its own research guidelines, a
process that Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of
Health said should be completed within several weeks.
Lost in translation: Harvard geneticist denies plans to clone
RT - Soon after the news about a Harvard professor hoping to
revive the extinct Neanderthal species blasted the web, the
scientist himself sharply denied the reports, saying they have
likely been caused by mistranslation.... Church explained that
he was talking about the theoretical possibility of such an
operation, but never said he intended to perform one.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The Health Ranger's guide to raising healthy, happy chickens
(NaturalNews) I feed my chickens an organic feed recipe made
with things like sea kelp, ground-up crab shells, whole grains
and supplemental vitamins and minerals. It's very nutrient
dense. On top of that, I put a dropper full of oregano oil
extract into their water each day. My experience is that
chickens who are raised on oregano are far more resistant to
disease than chickens without oregano. Oregano replaces
antibiotics in chickens, it seems, at least in my experience.
I've never had to resort to using antibiotics.
in History - Wednesday - January 23, 2013
1789 - Georgetown College was established as the first Catholic college
in the U.S. The school is in Washington, DC.
1845 - The U.S. Congress decided all national elections would be held on
the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
1849 - English-born Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in
America to receive medical degree. It was from the Medical Institution
of Geneva, NY.
1907 - Charles Curtis, of Kansas, began serving in the United States
Senate. He was the first American Indian to become a U.S. Senator. He
resigned in March of 1929 to become U.S. President Herbert Hoover’s Vice
1920 - The Dutch government refused the demands from the Allies to hand
over the ex-kaiser of Germany.
1937 - In Moscow, seventeen people went on trial during Josef Stalin's
1943 - The British captured Tripoli from the Germans.
1950 - The Israeli Knesset approved a resolution proclaiming Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel.
1960 - The U.S. Navy bathyscaphe Trieste descended to a record depth of
35,820 feet (10,750 meters) in the Pacific Ocean.
1964 - Ratification of the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was
completed. This amendment eliminated the poll tax in federal elections.
1968 - North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had
intruded into the nation's territorial waters on a spying mission. The
crew was released 11 months later.
1971 - In Prospect Creek Camp, AK, the lowest temperature ever recorded
in the U.S. was reported as minus 80 degrees.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to
end the Vietnam War.
1978 - Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to environment.
They were the first country to do so.
1997 - A judge in Fairfax, VA, sentenced Mir Aimal Kasi to death for an
assault rifle attack outside the CIA headquarters in 1993 that killed
two men and wounded three other people.
2001 - A van used by the remaining two fugitives of the "Texas 7" was
recovered in Colorado Springs, CO. A few hours later police surrounded a
hotel where the convicts were hiding. Patrick Murphy Jr. and Donald
Newbury were taken into custody the next morning without incident.
2002 - John Walker Lindh returned to the U.S. under FBI custody. Lindh
was charge with conspiring to kill U.S. citizens, providing support to
terrorists and engaging in prohibited transactions with the Taliban
while a member of the al-Quaida terrorist organization in Afghanistan.
2003 - North Korea announced that it would consider sanctions an act of
war for North Korea's reinstatement of its nuclear program.
US-led drones kill dozens in Afghanistan
Press TV - There have been conflicting reports about the identity of the
victims. Local officials say the strikes targeted Taliban militants, but
villagers report that those killed were all unarmed civilians.
'UN to impose sanctions on North Korea'
Press TV - According to reports, the 15-member council is expected to
apply sanctions in a resolution to be passed on January 23. “The
resolution condemns the launch and reiterates the Security Council's
previous demands that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program
and not proceed with further launches,” the diplomat added.
U.S. Begins Transporting French Troops, Equipment to Mali
Reuters - The United States has started transporting French soldiers and
equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces
fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official
said on Tuesday.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: CIA Operative Takes Responsibility for Algerian
Gas Plant Attack
Kurt Nimmo - In the video below, Mokhtar Belmokhtar — said to be the
mastermind behind the terrorist attack by the Islamist al-Mulathameen
(Masked) Brigade on the In Amenas Gas complex in Algeria — takes credit
for the operation. Belmokhtar was recruited and trained by the CIA in
China's Buying A Fleet Of 36 Russian Bombers Perfect For Taking On The
Business Insider - Chinese websites are again reporting that Russia has
agreed to sell Beijing the production line for the Tupolev Tu-22M3
bomber at a cost of $1.5 billion.... The Tu-22 bombers will give China
another tool to pursue the area denial strategy in the South China Sea
and the Pacific theatre; a fast platform to launch cruise missiles,
conventional or nuclear weapons in various regional war scenarios. In
other words, a brand new threat to the U.S. Navy in the region.
Embarrassment for MoD because new £650million spy planes cannot refuel
Daily Mail - In a fresh humiliation for the Ministry of Defence, it
emerged that Britain must rely on other nations to fill up the RC-135
Rivet Joint aircraft once it is in the skies. Military analysts warned
that crucial reconnaissance missions could be jeopardised by the UK's
failure to act independently.
Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists
Telegraph - A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and
demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media
supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of
First-Hand Account of Gold & Silver Mania in China
silverdoctors.com - With the Chinese New Year less than a month away
[Feb 9th], Ichban describes Chinese demand for gold and silver in
Beijing as a tidal wave, and states that the demand for gold and silver
is more intense than Thanksgiving/ Black Friday mobs in the US, despite
the nearly 60% premiums retail dealers are asking for silver bullion!!
How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's
Guardian - Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the
premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had
anything to do with the pope. Nor indeed the nearby headquarters of the
wealthy investment bank Altium Capital, on the corner of St James's
Square and Pall Mall. But these office blocks in one of London's most
expensive districts are part of a surprising secret commercial property
empire owned by the Vatican.
Who are the real "bad guys" in the world today?
Michael Rivero - Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of
the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that
interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not
once. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find
life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of
Israel to emigrate!
U.S. News, Politics & Government
FICTION: Controversial survey of U.S. Troops
THIS IS FICTION - "The U.S. Military Has Distributed a Survey
Among Soldiers That Prepares Them For Shooting Civilians Who
Resist Gun Control" - CHECK OUT THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS.
Another School Shooting: Houston, Texas - Piers Morgan
Embellishes Gang-Related Shootout at Lone Star College to Push
Gun Control Agenda
Paul Joseph Watson - CNN host Piers Morgan embarrassingly
exploited what soon turned out to be a gang-related shootout to
push his agenda for gun control... As soon as news emerged that
there had been a shooting, Morgan went into overdrive on
Twitter, screeching that there were “horrific scenes” on the
campus and that there were, “Bodies on ground, others being
stretchered away,” portraying the scene as a massacre despite
news footage showing only one or two injured people.
Top Psychiatrist: Meds Behind School Massacres
WND - If lawmakers and authorities are truly concerned about
stopping gun violence in schools, they need to take a close look
at the prescription of psychotropic drugs for children and young
people, says a leading psychiatrist. In an exclusive in-person
interview in New York City with WND, London-based Dr. David
Healy criticized pharmaceutical companies that have made
billions of dollars marketing Selective Serotonin Reuptake
Inhibitors, known as SSRIs.
Investigators find State Department drew down Libya security as
Washington Guardian - Congressional investigators have pieced
together a series of decisions that led State Department
officials to inexplicably draw down security in Libya last year
even as threats and attacks against Western diplomats were
rising in the violent, chaotic city of Benghazi where America’s
ambassador was killed last Sept. 11.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano on Obama's Inaugural Address: 'Nothing
In There About Freedom'
Fox & Friends Jan 22, 2013.
VIDEO: Chinese Survivor of Tiananmen Square Cautions Against Gun
Control in America
Daily Paul - Massachusetts State House Firearms Rally Speech -
January 19, 2013. This gentleman was kind enough to share his
perspective on the second amendment and its importance in
keeping us a free society. His perspective is like no other, as
he has seen first hand the powerful fist of tyranny when allowed
to act with impunity.
YouTube: President Obama Wants To Protect Children? Why Not End
U.S. Drone Strikes?
Jan 22, 2013 - Ben Swann Full Disclosure takes a look at
statements by President Obama that he wants to prevent even one
more child's death at the hands of a mass shooter. Ben is asking
why the President isn't ending a drone strike policy that is
responsible for 11 times the number of child deaths.
Shock claim: Obama only wants military leaders who 'will fire on
Examiner - On Monday, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim
Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in
Obama's second term. Garrow made the following Facebook post: I
have just been informed by a former senior military leader that
Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay
and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode
folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if
they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are
YouTube: Official TragedyandHope Channel Trailer
This is the first official TragedyandHope promotional video.
Pro Gun Defenders, Your Last Chance To Speak On The UN Arms
ammoland.com - The United Nations is now accepting applications
by established gun, hunting, and self-defense rights civil
society groups to speak at the final plenary meeting of the
United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Conference on Monday, March
18th. The Deadline to submit an application is January 31, 2013.
YouTube: Obama's supporters groped before the Inauguration
Most of the 700,000 went through a layer of Security Checkpoints
that concluded with hundreds of TSA agents thoroughly searched
through peoples bags and use of multiple metal detectors. Was
the use of TSA agents needed when National Guard Troops, FBI
agents, Secret Service agents, ATF, DHS, DC Police were all
present near and around the National Mall?
Airport Security Toy Outrages Amazon Shoppers
Business Insider - We've covered some bizarre toys before, but
this one is priceless ... literally. The toy is unavailable
right now on Amazon, and we're not surprised reading the
12 Sneaky Ways That Big Retailers Track Your Every Move
Business Insider - In the age of smartphones, online shopping
and data, it has become easier than ever for companies to
monitor the consumers who give them business. Retailers employ
all sorts of clever tactics from using facial recognition
devices to devising customer loyalty programs and cell phone
Wisconsin GOP Tries To Purge Liberty Activist From Party
Membership, Mails Back Check With Letter
Daily Paul - This is an outrage. If anyone wants to send words
to Dunn County Chairman Richard Rust, please by all means do.
Keep it cordial though and don't get mean.... The person they're
trying to purge is Todd Welch, an outstanding Liberty activist
here in WI.
37 Statistics Which Show How Four Years Of Obama Have Wrecked
The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - Despite what the Obama administration tells
us, the U.S. economy has been in decline for a very long time,
and that decline has accelerated in many ways over the past four
years. Just consider the statistics that I have compiled below.
The following are 37 statistics which show how four years of
Obama have wrecked the U.S. economy...
Banks Parking $1.46T in Excess Reserves at Federal Reserve,
Balance Sheet Set To Pass 3 Trillion
xrepublic.tv - Fox Business News Liz MacDonald on the cash U.S.
banks have at the Federal Reserve.
VIDEO: The Single Chart That Should Force The Fed Out Of
Daily Bail - Behold the chart that, in a more just and sane
world, would force Bernanke and Krugman to retire and drive the
Fed out of business. Consumer prices are now 30 times higher
than when the Fed was created in 1913.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Independent Tax Preparers Defeat IRS
Institute for Justice - A federal court today just struck down
the IRS’s new licensing rules. In 2011, the IRS imposed an
unlawful licensing scheme that benefits powerful industry
insiders and harms hundreds of thousands of tax preparers across
the country and the tens of millions of taxpayers who rely on
them to prepare their taxes.
In times of austerity, it's good to know....
January 21, 2013 by 21wire.
New, frothing bubble site found southwest of sinkhole
Eleven new bubble sites have been found in inundated swampland
west of an 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish,
including a frothing spot dubbed the “mother of all bubble
sites,” officials said Tuesday.... The sites bring to 34 the
number of known bubble sites in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou
areas in the vicinity of the sinkhole on Texas Brine Co. LLC’s
Study finds that eating fruits and vegetables improves optimism
(NaturalNews) Everyone knows that the regular consumption of
organic fruits and vegetables leads to superior health, but a
new study conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of
Public Health has discovered yet another reason to favor a diet
of natural foods - individuals who consume antioxidant-rich
fruits and vegetables on a regular basis are also more
optimistic about the future.
Ten home remedies for fever - Natural ways to reduce a high
fever and treat the flu using simple products found in most
(NaturalNews) A fever is your body's way of fighting an
infection during a flu or infection. Suppressing a fever is not
advised, as the fever will kill the bacteria and virus. However,
high fevers can be dangerous, especially for small children.
Natural medicine has numerous treatments to reduce a high fever.
Top six delicious and simple avocado superfood recipes
(NaturalNews) First, disregard everything negative you may have
read or heard about avocados. Avocados are so nutritious that
many consider them superfoods. Forget the stuff about fats and
Vitamin D treatment for deadliest form of breast cancer
(NaturalNews) Research just published in The Journal of Cell
Biology reveals two important discoveries about one of the most
aggressive and difficult to treat forms of breast cancer.
Wake-Up Call: FDA Pushes Drugmakers To Weaken Sleeping Pills
Dr. Mercola - Ambien, Edluar, Zolpimist and other drugs that
contain the active ingredient zolpidem are the most widely used
sleeping pills in the United States. In 2011 alone, an estimated
40 million prescriptions for such drugs were dispensed. These
drugs have long been linked to “next-morning impairment,” as
some of the drugs effects still linger in the morning, making
driving or operating heavy equipment dangerous.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK
swine flu shot
Reuters - Emelie Olsson is plagued by hallucinations and
nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralyzed, unable to
breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely
stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with
friends.... Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and
elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep
disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine
flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Group Finds More Fake Ingredients in
ABC News - In a new database to be released Wednesday, and
obtained exclusively by ABC News today, USP warns consumers, the
FDA and manufacturers that the amount of food fraud they found
is up by 60 percent this year.... The update to the database
includes nearly 800 new records, nearly all published in 2011
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published its
final rule on Animal ID
farmtoconsumer.org - In this final rule, there is no premises
registration, no mandatory electronic identification, no
centralized databases, no reporting of movements, and no
requirements for in-state movements. The final rule requires a
low-tech form of identification and some form of documentation
when adult cattle, dairy cattle, or show cattle cross state
lines. There are also requirements for poultry that cross state
lines, but hatchery chicks do not have to be identified.
EFSA publicly releases all data submitted by Monsanto for
approval of GM corn
(NaturalNews) According to the Nature news blog, EFSA intends to
eventually iron out a full-scale plan to make all data on GMOs
and chemicals publicly available. But at this point in time, the
regulatory body is starting the process by responding to
requests from members of the independent scientific community
and the public about the details behind NK603's approval.... You
can download the 500-megabyte file with all information on
Monsanto's NK603 GM corn
Seven ways GMO toxicity affects animals, plants and soil
(NaturalNews) In the aftermath of the defeat of Proposition 37
in California, many more Americans are now aware of the
existence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their
unlabeled presence throughout the food supply. But with this
awareness has come a lot of confusion, as the processed food and
biotechnology industries have spent a lot of money and effort
spreading propaganda and lies about GMOs.
Uncovered, the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation
throws new doubt over safety of foods
Daily Mail - A virus gene that could be poisonous to humans has
been missed when GM food crops have been assessed for safety....
They discovered that 54 of the 86 GM plants approved for
commercial growing and food in the US, including corn and soya,
contain the viral gene, which is known as 'Gene VI'.
Significantly, the EFSA researchers concluded that the presence
of segments of Gene VI 'might result in unintended phenotypic
changes'. Such changes include the creation of proteins that are
toxic to humans. They could also trigger changes in the plants
themselves, making them more vulnerable to pests.
in History - Tuesday - January 22, 2013
1771 - The Falkland Islands were ceded to Britain by Spain.
1824 - The Asante army crushed British troops in the Gold Coast.
1879 - James Shields began a term as a U.S. Senator from Missouri. He
had previously served Illinois and Minnesota. He was the first Senator
to serve three states.
1901 - Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64
years. Edward VII, her son, succeeded her.
1917 - U.S. President Wilson pleaded for an end to war in Europe,
calling for "peace without victory." America entered the war the
1944 - Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy, during World War II.
1947 - KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, CA, began operation as the first
commercial television station west of the Mississippi River.
1950 - Alger Hiss, a former adviser to U.S. President Franklin
Roosevelt, was convicted of perjury for denying contacts with a Soviet
agent. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
1970 - The first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747
began in New York City and ended in London about 6 1/2 hours later.
1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been
restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case
(Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.
1995 - Two Palestinian suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip detonated
powerful explosives at a military transit point in central Israel,
killing 19 Israelis.
1997 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female
secretary of state.
1998 - Theodore Kaczynski pled guilty to federal charges for his role as
the Unabomber. He agreed to life in prison without parole.
2000 - Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers met privately with U.S. Attorney
General Janet Reno as they appealed for help in removing the boy from
his Florida relatives and reuniting him with his father in Cuba.
2001 - Acting on a tip, authorities captured four of the "Texas 7" in
Woodland Park, CO, at a convenience store. A 5th convict killed himself
inside a motor home.
2002 - Lawyers suing Enron Corp. asked a court to prevent further
shredding of documents due to the pending federal investigation.
2002 - AOL Time Warner filed suit against Microsoft in federal court
seeking damages for harm done to AOL's Netscape Internet Browser when
Microsoft began giving away its competing browser.
2002 - Kmart Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy making it the largest
retailer in history to seek legal protection from its creditors.
2003 - It was reported that scientists in China had found fossilized
remains of a dinosaur with four feathered wings.
UK ready to further boost French war
Press TV - Addressing a parliament session on Monday, Cameron said that
the UK government's National Security Council will hold a meeting on the
issue later on Tuesday. Britain has already sent two C17 transport
planes to support the French war.
‘Used as human shields’: Survivors of Algeria hostage crisis recall
brutality and terror
RT - In the wake of Algeria's In Amenas crisis, the hostage death toll
rose to almost 60. The survivors have revealed tales of shocking
brutality – captives were used as human shields, forced to wear
explosive jackets and witness to horrific executions.
Philippines takes China to intl court over S. China sea
RT - The Philippines will sue China over its claim on disputed territory
in the South China Sea. This is the first legal case over land to be
launched against the Asian powerhouse, despite a number of current
territorial rows with neighbors.
Davos call for $14trn 'greening' of global economy
Independent - Only a sustained and dramatic shift to infrastructure and
industrial practices using low-carbon technology can save the world and
its economy from devastating global warming, according to a Davos-commissioned
alliance led by the former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, in the
most dramatic call so far to fight climate change on business grounds.
China poised to play debt card – for U.S. land
WND - Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as
“development zones” in which the communist nation could establish
Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work?
That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly
since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into
Mali extends state of emergency for 3 months
Press TV - The government issued a statement on Monday, saying the state
of emergency had to be extended because of “the need to install a
peaceful social climate throughout the country," AFP reported. The
decision was taken on the same day that Malian forces, aided by the
French military, retook control of the central towns of Diabaly and
France imposes media blackout on war
Press TV - French networks TF1 and France Televisions have also sent
several teams to Bamako, but a media blackout on images of the clashes
has confined all journalists to the city. This comes as French Defense
Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said the number of French troops on the
ground in the West African country could top the initially-planned
number of 2,500.
Egypt does not accept war in Mali: Morsi
Press TV - President Mohamed Morsi said on Monday, “We do not accept at
all the military intervention in Mali because that will fuel conflict in
the region.”... “Also we do not want to create a new bloodbath,” he
said, adding that any intervention in Mali “should be peaceful.” In
addition, the Egyptian president called for financing “development” in
the African nation.
Russia sending two planes to pick Russians who want to leave Syria
RT - Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is sending two planes to the Lebanese
capital to pick those Russians who want to leave Syria torn by the
ongoing civil conflict. The aircraft leave for Beirut on Tuesday, some
100 Russians are expected to be evacuated.
US preparing counterterrorism manual establishing rules for targeted
Press TV - According to the Washington Post report, some of the subjects
covered in the manual are “the process for adding names to kill lists,
the legal principles that govern when US citizens can be targeted
overseas and the sequence of approvals required when the CIA or US
military conducts drone strikes outside war zones.” Pundits say the
decision to draft the counterterrorism manual marks a turning point,
since it is an attempt to “legalize” and “legitimize” targeted killings.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO/ARTICLE: The Lies of Chuck Schumer: NRA is Extreme
Kurt Nimmo - Democrat gun-grabbers will do almost anything to
get the American people to surrender their right to own
firearms. For instance, New York senator Chuck Schumer, during
an interview with the liberaleoisie at AOL’s Huffington Post,
called the NRA a “fringe group” of extremists.
Texas Gun Shop Owner Calls for Groupon Boycott after Deal is
Adan Salazar - In what may prove to be a detrimental move for
the deal giant, Internet coupon retailer Groupon.com has
reportedly decided to snip any deals related to guns, and one
Texas gun shop owner is hell-bent on calling them out on it.
The Trans-Pacific Slam Job
Green Med Info - There are 26 chapters to the Agreement; but,
unsurprisingly, only two of them deal with trade matters....
From what we do know, the TPP threatens to extend restrictive
intellectual property laws into its partner countries and
rewrite international rules for their enforcement. Leaked drafts
of the Agreement reveal the negotiators' plans to limit freedom
of speech, right to privacy and due process, as well as cripple
individuals' abilities to innovate. This includes making
copyright infringement a criminal offense!
How does UN Agenda 21 look and feel in your community?
Activist Post - The video below is essential viewing for a
concise breakdown of what Agenda 21 really means and how it is
being directed.... This video is the perfect introduction to
James Bennett's list of what you're likely to feel if Agenda 21
arrives in full force to your community.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: 70-year-old Charity Told to Stop Feeding
Homeless in Seattle
Activist Post - In each case it seems the motivation for these
bans is to give the cities the appearance of low homelessness
instead of actually helping them. However, in every instance the
authorities use the excuse that they are protecting the homeless
against potentially unhealthy food, as if that's their
VIDEO/ARTICLE: 50 State Open Carry Demonstration Feb.
8th; Getting Out The Word
Intel Hub - On February 8th 2013, in accordance with state law
and the 2nd Amendment, there will be peaceful Open Carry
demonstrations taking on the Capitol steps of all 50 states. In
Michigan a team of volunteers is organizing the event, and this
writer will be speaking in support of the Constitution,
exercising my 1st Amendment right to free speech in defense of
the 2nd Amendment.
New Osage sheriff won't enforce new federal gun control actions
connectmidmissouri.com - On the day of President Barack Obama's
inauguration, Michael Dixon said in a news release that he wants
the president to "stop his attempts to block the purchase,
possession and use of firearms for law abiding Americans. "Dixon
also confirmed his support of
Missouri House Bill 170, which would make it illegal to
enforce new federal gun control laws on gun owners and
Here we go again... New Mexico teen suspected of killing family
was planning Walmart massacre
RT - The New Mexico teen accused of killing his parents and
three siblings over the weekend is now reported to have been
planning to continue his rampage at the local Walmart. He
envisaged the massacre ending with a shootout with police and
his own death. nvestigators are still trying to put together
15-year-old Nehemiah Griego's actions on Saturday night. They
have discovered several guns, including an AR-15 assault rifle
and a .22 caliber pistol, though no owner to match them, the
Albuquerque Journal reports.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Time Warner Bans Gun Ads, Continues to
Produce Movies Full of Gun Violence
Paul Joseph Watson Despite the fact that its subsidiary Warner
Bros. routinely distributes blockbuster movies that are replete
with gratuitous gun violence, Time Warner Cable has issued a
company-wide ban on television ads that show “guns pointed at
people,” another illustration of how firearms ownership is being
made taboo to coincide with the Obama administration’s gun
DHS Looks To Install Microphones In “Urban Areas” That Can
Listen to Conversations
Paul Joseph Watson - According to a Request for Information (RFI)
posted on the FedBizOpps website on January 18 (PDF),
the DHS, in tandem with the Secret Service, “Is seeking
information on commercially available gunshot detection
technologies for fixed site surveillance applications. Typical
coverage areas are expected to be from 10s to 100s of acres per
site, located within urban areas.
20 ways to become more self-sufficient before 'the crunch'
(NaturalNews) One thing you don't want to be during the coming
"crunch" -- a polite word for "collapse" -- is dependent on the
system. The more you can take care of yourself, the better off
you'll be physically, financially, emotionally and even
spiritually. Here are 20 ways to become more self-sufficient
while you still can...
The Sovereign Debt Bubble Will Continue To Expand Until – BANG –
The System Implodes
Economic Collapse - Why are so many politicians around the world
declaring that the debt crisis is “over” when debt to GDP ratios
all over the planet continue to skyrocket?... The truth is that
government debt is becoming a monstrous problem all over the
globe. Just check out how debt to GDP ratios all over the planet
have grown over the past five years...
House Votes On Debt Ceiling Suspension Wednesday As Pelosi Calls
It "Gimmick Unworthy Of Challenges We Face"
Zero Hedge - While it is not news that the GOP has proposed a
temporary debt ceiling extension that would suspend the
provisions of the debt ceiling target until May 19, as was
reported last week, however which would demand that the Senate
do something unthinkable, and something it has not done for 4
years, namely pass a budget by April 15, it is news that as The
Hill reports, the vote to suspend the debt ceiling in the House
will take place "as soon as Wednesday."
James Turk - Germany’s Gold Is Being Held Hostage
King World News - “It’s quite clear that the German gold is
being held hostage. They are not getting what they want. They
are getting what the Federal Reserve is telling them they can
have. The fact that they are doing it over 7 years rather than 7
weeks, is just an indication that gold probably isn’t in the
Federal Reserve, and the Federal Reserve doesn’t want to have to
go out and buy it overnight to fulfill the German demand. They
are trying to stretch it out as long as possible in order to
keep gold prices controlled.”
VIDEO: Frigid temps to hit coast to coast; MN set for -50 wind
weather.com - The coldest air of the season is now plunging
through the Midwest and on its way into the Northeast.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Arkansas gets radioactive sleet and snow
but no warnings
Activist Post - The sleet and snow that fell on January 15 2013
in White County Arkansas was not normal. Background levels in
this area are 35cpm. The sleet and snow was showing an alert
level above 100cpm. The high levels only lasted about 24 hours
indicating a short half life of the hot particles.
YouTube: Stewart Rhodes, Second Amendment Rally Speech
Stewart Rhodes, Founder/President of Oath Keepers Second
Amendment Rally Coeur d'Alene, ID Jan 19, 2013.
COPD Treatments: Easy lifestyle changes to improve quality of
(NaturalNews) Lifestyle changes may help ease breathing and
reduce episodes of COPD exacerbation in which sudden flare-ups
of symptoms occur.
lobal Treaty Signed to Stop Deadly Mercury While FDA Allows it
Unchecked In Your Food
Natural Society - Over 140 nations have come together under a
new treaty to curb deadly mercury pollution over serious risks
to worldwide health, but meanwhile the FDA is still allowing the
mass majority of US citizens to chomp down on mercury-containing
processed foods. Specifically, mercury has actually been found
in the highly popular genetically modified junk ingredient
high-fructose corn syrup — an ingredient present in over 90% of
Gov't: Food allergies may be disability under law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Allergic to gluten? What about peanuts?
Federal disabilities law may be able to help.... The Justice
Department said in a recent settlement with a Massachusetts
college that severe food allergies can be considered a
disability under the law. That gives those who suffer from such
allergies a new avenue in seeking menus that fit their diet. But
some say it goes too far.
Treat children's asthma naturally with fruits, vegetables, fish
oil and probiotics
(NaturalNews) "A school-based, double-blind, placebo-controlled,
randomized trial involving 192 asthmatic children aged 10-12
found that a supplement combining fruits, vegetables, fish oil
and probiotics reduced medication use and improved pulmonary
function," said a summary of the study, which was conducted by
the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, College of
Life Science, National Taiwan University in Taipei.
Infanrix Kills and Maims, but GSK Hid It from Doctors & Parents
Gaia Health - GSK wanted to keep the public from knowing about
the adverse effects of their Infanrix vaccine. The secret report
slipped out, and it's revealing. It validates the recent study
showing that multiple vaccine doses increase the death rate by
50%—but there's no real change to the safety advice.... These
are adverse effects that were reported to GSK...
Mercury Treaty Finalized: Mercury Stays in Vaccines
Gaia Health - Mercury will continue to be used in vaccines. So
sayeth a UN treaty. As Gaia Health has said, 'The upcoming
mercury treaty will not ban mercury in vaccines. Instead, it
will most likely have the opposite effect. It will probably
prevent nations from banning mercury-laden vaccines.'
Thyroid Cancer and Iodine
Green Med Info - Medical ignorance is epidemic and nowhere is
this more evident than in how contemporary medicine views and
treats thyroid cancer. Overtreatment of thyroid cancer with
radioactive iodine is rampant even though there is substantial
uncertainty about the indications for radioactive iodine for
thyroid cancer. Radioactive iodine absorbed by the thyroid can
injure the gland.
Splenda’s Many Secrets: Gut Flora Destruction, Side Effects
Natural Society - It’s becoming increasingly clear that
aspartame is bad news. But what about the other artificial
sweetener, sucralose (Splenda)? Is Splenda safe? Known
commercially as Splenda, sucralose is a synthetic product—a
chlorinated sugar molecule—of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, a
subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Stress Linked to Aggressive Breast Cancer Development
Natural Society - Stress taxes your body’s biological functions
in a number of ways, with one study finding that it may even
play a role in the development of breast cancer. The autonomic
nervous system helps to regulate respiration, heart rate, and
other integral bodily functions. Psychosocial stress, such as
fear and anxiety, negatively impact the autonomic nervous system
which could explain the link.
Purple Carrots Boast Ancient Roots
Green Med Info - Not only do purple carrots contain all of the
phytochemicals found in orange carrots, they also contain
anthocyanins, the same antioxidant compounds that are
responsible for the red, blue and purple colors of fruits and
vegetables. Anthocyanins also have been shown to help reduce the
risk of coronary heart disease, as well as to maintain urinary
tract health and provide protection against cancer, memory loss
and abdominal obesity.
The Benefits of Growing Thyme Plants: Grow Your Own Medicine
Natural Society - You probably have the dried variety of this
herb in your spice cabinet. But, you may or may not know all of
its benefits. Thyme (thymus vulgaris) has a rich history as a
healing herb. Not only does it smell good and add a fragrant
flavor to many dishes, it has a wide array of medicinal uses and
it’s easy to grow! Read on to see exactly why you should start
growing thyme right now.
Rock solid proof of alien life? Scientists claim fossilized
algae inside meteorite
RT - Fossilized algae recently discovered inside a Sri Lankan
meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial
life, claim the authors of the new paper. In a recently
published article in the Journal of Cosmology titled “Fossil
Diatoms in a New Carbonaceous Meteorite”, scientists from the UK
and Sri Lanka claim to have found fossilized algae in a
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Captain Kirk’s Predecessor: Star Trek Was
RAND Corporation Predictive Programming
Jurriaan Maessen - In a rare and recently unearthed interview
from 1965, the actor who preceded William Shatner as first
captain of the Enterprise, stated that the series was based on
the RAND Corporation’s “projection of things to come”.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
New farm bill gives Monsanto carte blanche - Massive public
outcry necessary to stop the legislation from passing into law
(NaturalNews) Imagine judicial review for protecting consumer
rights and the environment going up in a puff of smoke and
biotech corporations like Monsanto having complete immunity to
plant whatever they want, whenever they want -- without testing.
This is exactly what a small amendment in the proposed new farm
VIDEO: Morningland Dairy- The Final Solution
On August 26th, 2010 the destruction of Morningland Dairy began.
Having lost a two and half year battle with cancer of the State,
the interment will take place on January 25th, 2013. People
involved in all aspects of food production, be it growing,
processing or distributing, should read through all the
documentation and understand that Morningland’s saga is the
model for all independent food production under the FDA’s new
Food Safety Modernization Act.
in History - Monday - January 21, 2013
1793 - During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed on the
guillotine. He had been condemned for treason.
1812 - The Y-bridge in Zanesville, OH, was approved for construction.
1861 - The future president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis of
Mississippi, resigned from the U.S. Senate. Four other Southerners also
1865 - An oil well was drilled by torpedoes for the first time.
1900 - Canadian troops set sail to fight in South Africa. The Boers had
attacked Ladysmith on January 8, 1900.
1908 - The Sullivan Ordinance was passed in New York City making smoking
by women illegal. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan
1915 - The first Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit, MI.
1924 - Soviet leader Vladimir Llyich Lenin died. Joseph Stalin began a
purge of his rivals for the leadership of the Soviet Union.
1927 - The first opera broadcast over a national radio network was
presented in Chicago, IL. The opera was "Faust".
1941 - The British communist newspaper, the "Daily Worker," was banned
due to wartime restrictions.
1954 - The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It was the first
atomic-powered submarine. U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the
traditional bottle of champagne across the bow.
1954 - The gas turbine automobile was introduced in New York City.
1970 - The Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight from New York to
London for Pan American.
1976 - The French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service
for Air France and British Airways.
1977 - U.S. President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft
1980 - Gold was valued at $850 an ounce.
1997 - Newt Gingrich was fined as the U.S. House of Representatives
voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical
1998 - A former White House intern said on tape that she had an affair
with U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a ship headed for Houston, TX,
that had over 9,500 pounds of cocaine aboard. It was one of the largest
drug busts in U.S. history.
2002 - In London, a 17th century book by Capt. John Smith, founder of
the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800.
"The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles" was
published in 1632.
2003 - It was announced by the U.S. Census Bureau that estimates showed
that the Hispanic population had passed the black population for the
VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'Al-Qaeda threat used by NATO as smoke screen for
re-colonization of Northern Africa’
RT- With more western countries getting indirectly involved in the
conflict in Mali, there’s increasing speculation about their motives....
Journalist Neil Clark told RT he believed economic reasons were behind
every single western military adventure of the last 30 years – and Mali
was no different.
Israel attacks Palestinian protest camp
Press TV - Israeli troops have attacked Palestinians at a protest
encampment consisting of four tents set up by activists at a site
designated for new illegal settler units. Activists established the
encampment on Friday to protest against Israel's plan to seize 124 acres
(50 hectares) of land near the Palestinian village of Beit Iksa, located
on the northwestern outskirts of al-Quds.
Profiting off hunger: Wall Street makes big gains over food price spikes
RT - World food prices tracked by the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) have more than doubled in the past 10 years. The
FAO’s Food Price Index, which baskets prices for five prime food
commodities, peaked in 2008 and 2011, each time rising more than 50
percent from the previous year. The latest price spike was one of the
key factors that triggered the series of uprisings in the Arab world
resulting in the fall of several governments.
Algerian gas complex siege leaves 23 hostages, 32 militants dead
RT - A lethal four-day siege of the Algerian natural-gas plant has left
23 hostages and 32 militants dead. Terrorists executed the last seven
foreign hostages during a 'final assault' by Algerian troops on
Saturday.... So far, Algerian authorities have not announced the
nationality of the 23 hostage victims, while the Interior Ministry
warned that the death toll was still provisional and could rise.
‘Russia to help transport troops to Mali’
Press TV - In an interview with Europe 1 radio on Sunday Fabius said the
transportation of troops to the West African nation will be provided
“partly by the Africans themselves, partly by the Europeans and partly
by the Canadians." "And the Russians have proposed to provide means of
transport for the French, so it's fairly diverse," he added.
Russia starts major naval drills in Mediterranean Sea amid Syria crisis
Press TV - The maneuvers will continue until January 29 and comprise
more than 60 drills, including anti-submarine warfare missions, missile
and artillery firing practices. Russia’s Black Sea, Northern and Baltic
fleets, strategic bombers, tactical aircraft, air defense units,
paratroopers and naval infantry will take part in the naval exercises.
US terror drones kill 8 in central Yemen
Press TV - Yemeni military officials said that the attacks were carried
out by two American unmanned aerial vehicles in Abieda valley in the
central province late on Saturday. Local residents also said that two
Saudi nationals were among the victims of the drone strikes.
US assassination drone kills 5 in northeastern Afghanistan
Press TV - Kunar which is located near the border with Pakistan has been
the scene of frequent US assassination drone attacks. Washington claims
the targets of the drone attacks are al-Qaeda militants, but local
officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the main
victims of the attacks over the past few years.
US planned 9/11 attacks to invade Middle East: Iran cmdr.
Press TV - “The US, looking for a pretext to invade the Middle East,
masterminded the 9/11 incident and pointed an accusing finger at Muslim
countries,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Brigadier
General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday.
Russians draft 'Guantanamo list' to sanction U.S. officials
LA Times - Russia has prepared the “Guantanamo list” of U.S. officials
who will be denied entry visas, officials in Moscow said Friday, the
latest apparent retaliation for a U.S. law imposing sanctions on
Russians over the death of an activist lawyer.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone
Global Research - A simple twist of fate has set President
Obama’s second Inaugural Address for January 21, the same day as
the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday. Obama made no
mention of King during the Inauguration four years ago — but
since then, in word and deed, the president has done much to
distinguish himself from the man who said “I have a dream.”
#FiascoGate: US rapper pulled off stage over inauguration
RT - American rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown off stage by
security guards as he performed a 40-minute anti-Obama song
during a pre-inauguration event at a Washington, DC, concert
hall Sunday night.... During the concert, the singer played a
lengthy anti-war song and told the audience he didn’t vote for
Barack Obama, according to witnesses. When he was told to move
on to the next song, he refused, and “a team of security guards
came on stage and told him to go.”
Police trick entire school full of students into providing
handwriting samples for crime investigation
(NaturalNews) In a tactic that is not likely to inspire future
cooperation or confidence in police, officers in Northampton,
Mass., have tricked every student in the local high school into
providing them with handwriting samples as part of an
Design flaw in 'Lightning II' F-35B jet raises fears of
RT - It’s the world’s most expensive combat aircraft, but don’t
expect it to fly in bad weather: The $237-million F-35B has been
banned from traveling within 25 miles of a thunderstorm, amid
fears that lightning could cause its fuel tank to explode.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Ron Paul Slams America’s ‘King Of The
World’ Foreign Policy On Fox News
Mediaite - Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) did not hold back about his
thoughts on the “blowback” consequences from America’s “kings of
the world” style of foreign policy. Host Neil Cavuto appeared to
have reservations about Rep. Paul’s claims, but the real
pushback came from the guest following the retired congressman.
Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious
Breitbart - Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of
Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a
lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit
seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to
Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Bans Modern Rifles & Magazines
PA Gun Blog - We saw news from a credible source last Friday
that the show was putting a ban on modern sporting rifles &
magazines... People boycotting the show have already started to
organize, and they are also doing great work in highlighting the
exhibitors who are taking a significant financial loss and
pulling out of the show over this decision – even when their
products aren’t being banned (yet).
'Guns Across America' Rally: Thousands of protestors gather at
state capitols across the country
Daily MAil - Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully
Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against
stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles
and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for
waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse.
* Related Videos:
YouTube: A Cop Espouses Concealed Carry
Robert R.Surgenor Sr, retired police detective, makes the
(convincing) case for concealed carry and gun ownership by law
abiding citizens... The audio of 911 calls, beginning and end,
show a stark and tragic contrast with regard to being
defenseless or armed. Warning: disturbing 911 calls.
New Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At
Government Authorized Storage Depots
Mac Slavo - Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky has
filed a new bill that would, among other things, force gun
owners to undergo mental health background checks, acquire
liability insurance, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of
ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault
weapons” to be stored outside of their homes and only at
government approved storage depots.
Texas AG ad targets N.Y. gun owners
Politico - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is inviting New
Yorkers who aren’t pleased by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun
regulations to move to his home state to keep their Second
Amendment rights. A series of Web ads were launched Wednesday,
popping up across screens on various media websites accessed in
Manhattan and Albany, including that of The New York Times,
reported the Austin American-Statesman. One particular
Facebook ad reads...
Burglars steal two guns from home featured on weapons permit map
published by newspaper, just days after break-in at another
address on the list
Daily Mail - Thieves ransacked a house that features on the gun
map published by the Journal News, just days after another home
on the list was also targeted. Burglars broke into the house in
New City, New York, on Wednesday and pried open two safes,
before leaving with another one.
Journal News Takes Down Controversial Map of Gun Owners
Politicker - This evening, the publication announced it was was
pulling the map, but claimed it was due to New York State’s new
gun control law, passed at the start of the week, rather than a
response to criticism.
33 Changes To The CT Statewide Emergency Radio Network Hours
Before the Newtown Shooting?
From The Trenches - The Newtown truth tug of war is getting
stranger with each day. Below you will see some screenshots from
radioreference.com of information on the Connecticut Statewide
Emergency Radio Network (CSERN). There is a list of changes made
beginning approximately 5 hours before the shooting at Sandy
Hook. The system is briefly explained from the same site.
Reporter Ben Swann Smeared For Questioning Media's Sandy Hook
policymic.com - Salon published a piece on Monday about him,
attempting to disguise itself as balanced, but it falters
throughout. The author, Alex Seitz-Wald, repeatedly portrays
Swann’s commentary with a not-so-subtle amount of sarcasm. It is
quite obvious that Ben Swann is striking a nerve with the
City Of Aurora Asks Judge To Lift Gag Order In Movie Theater
Huffington Post 1/16/2013 - The Colorado city of Aurora has
asked a judge presiding over the criminal case of last summer's
movie theater massacre to lift a gag order barring police and
emergency personnel from publicly discussing the rampage, a
court filing made public on Wednesday showed.
Controversial X-Ray Scanners at American Airports to be Replaced
VOA News - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says
it is removing full-body airport scanners that produced what
appear to be naked images of a traveler’s body. The TSA said it
will replace the scanners with new scanners that allow greater
VIDEO/ARTICLE: TSA VIPR team patrols California train
Activist Post - Get ready America, the TSA is coming to a train
station or high-profile event near you.
Here's How the Obama Administration Defended DEA Agents Who Put
a Gun to a Little Girl's Head
reason.com - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week
that the DEA’s use of force against the 11-year-old and
14-year-old daughters of Thomas and Rosalie Avina--which
included putting a gun to the youngest girl's head--was
“excessive,” “unreasonable,” and constituted “intentional
infliction of emotional distress.” Attorneys for the Obama
administration defended the raid...
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 1/21/13: Fiat Currency
is NOT Wealth!
Full transcript coming soon!
US Mint Out Of Silver Coins - Suspends Sales
Zero Hedge - As we noted earlier this month, the demand for both
gold and silver 'physical' coins has been record-breaking as
2013 began. So much so, that now after selling over 6 million
silver coins in 2013 so far, the US Mint has run out of silver
eagles and has suspended sales. Furthermore, the Mint is saying
that it will not restart sales until January 28th!
Mark Gongloff: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Gets 75 Percent
Huffington Post - Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year,
including a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, CNN/Money
reports. That bonus includes $5.6 million in cash. Bloomberg
pegs the total pay at $19 million, but what's a couple of
million dollars, really?
Do You Want To Scare A Baby Boomer?
Economic Collapse - The United States is headed for a retirement
crisis of unprecedented magnitude, and we are woefully
unprepared for it. At this point, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers
are reaching the age of 65 every single day, and this will
continue to happen for almost the next 20 years.... The
following are 35 incredibly shocking statistics that will scare
just about any Baby Boomer...
Suicides spike again at Fort Hood
The number of Fort Hood soldiers who killed themselves nearly
doubled in 2012, jumping to 19 from 10 in 2011, and trending
upwards even as the war in Iraq ended and troops began
withdrawing from Afghanistan.
VA Re-awards $543 Million RTLS Contract to HP
RFID Journal - HP Enterprise Services has regained its contract
with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide
real-time location system technology to VA medical centers
nationwide, following a reevaluation ordered by the U.S.
Government Accountability Office.
Guns at Home: Do Neighborhoods’ Firearms Permits Lower Property
From the Trenches - The Journal News’ gun map highlighting the
names and addresses of gun permit owners across New York’s
Westchester and Rockland Counties is not only calling into
question the safety of those homeowners, but it has also sparked
concerns regarding its effect on real estate values in such
“gun-concentrated” areas. According to Realtors across the
country, the knowledge that a neighborhood is populated heavily
with gun permit holders may cause house hunters to think twice
about buying in that area.
8.5-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish swampland is undergoing a
The Advocate - Officials first began noticing an increase in
seismic activity about two weeks ago, said John Boudreaux,
director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Preparedness. Scientists reported that more than
80 seismic events were monitored two days ago, Boudreaux said.
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Fukushima debris hits Hawaii
RT - Debris set adrift by the 2011 Japanese tsunami has made its
way to Hawaii, triggering concerns over the unknown effects of
the radiation it may carry from the meltdown of the Fukushima
reactor. Debris has washed ashore the islands of Oahu and Kauai
and the state’s Department of Health has been asked to test some
of the incoming material for radiation levels.
FDA approves crofelemer as first-ever oral botanical 'drug'
(NaturalNews) For the first time in its history, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an
orally-administered herbal botanical for use as a treatment in
medicine.... Many are lauding this landmark move by the FDA as a
positive step forward in the advancement of natural medicine.
But one of the major problems with reclassifying natural
botanicals as "drugs" is that, once approved, these substances
may no longer be freely available as nonproprietary nutrients.
Chlorinated tap water linked to upsurge in food allergies
worldwide says study
(NaturalNews) As it turns out, adults with high levels of
dichlorophenol, a chemical by-product of chlorine, in their
urine were found to be 80 percent more likely to also have a
food allergy compared to adults with lower or minimal exposure
Herbal flu prevention and flu treatment remedies
(NaturalNews) Herbs can reduce your fever, soothe a sore throat,
and calm a stomach ache. Drink a few cups of herb tea daily to
stave off and prevent the flu. Try some of the suggested herbs
below for flu prevention and flu symptoms relief.
Why You Should Ditch Canned Foods
Natural Society - They are great if you are stocking up for a
breakdown of the system as we know it or the zombie apocalypse.
But, many canned goods carry a dangerous secret, Bisphenol-A
(BPA).... While other governments have labeled this chemical
compound a “toxic substance,” the FDA simply says they “need
Is This the End of the Soft-Drink Era?
WSJ - Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc., and Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Inc. have struggled to reverse the decline in soda consumption
in the U.S., where shoppers increasingly reach for water,
coffee, and other drinks. Now they have a bigger worry: soda
revenue.... Sugary bubbles have become a lightning rod in the
U.S. for consumer health concerns, such as diabetes and obesity.
12 easy ways to remove acid build-up from your body, alkalize
your pH and beat disease
(NaturalNews) Most disease states can't exist when the body's pH
is alkaline. Bacteria, viruses and fungi can't reproduce. So
what's a body full of fast foods, drugs, GMOs, and non-organic
food to do?
6 Quick Fat Loss Tips for (Simple) Weight Loss
Natural Society - A proper diet (meaning nutritional plan, not
weight loss fad) paired with an active lifestyle is the
foundational key to a healthy weight and disease prevention.
While these things take some serious effort and practice, here
are some simple fat loss tips to help you get started on your
weight loss journey.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Scientific Paper Argues Against Factory Farms “Feeding the
Natural Society - The case for small-scale, organic farming is
still alive. Lest we yield to cynicism and the belief that
Monsanto has managed to buy the professional opinions of every
policymaker and scientist in America, a group of researchers led
by a distinguished soil expert has published a paper urging the
US to rethink its current alliance with Big Ag.
Monarch Butterflies in Decline Due to Proliferation of GM Crops
Activist Post - Cornell’s research was criticized, and the
United States National Academy of Sciences claimed that GM corn
posed no risk to populations of monarch butterflies, as the
amount of pollen that travels from GM corn onto milkweed was not
sufficient to harm the caterpillars. Yet, the species has been
declining steadily since 1999.
Purina 'Withdraw', Milo's Kitchen 'Recall'
Susan Thixton - Same product (jerky treats imported from China),
same illegal drugs found in the treats, yet one company recalls
and the other doesn't. The ins and outs of product pulls and
FDA Information Regarding Beneful Complaints
Susan Thixton - The Consumer Affairs website reports hundreds of
pet owner complaints of sick dogs after eating Beneful dog food.
A recent post on Examiner.com shared the same startling
information regarding Beneful. However an inquiry sent to FDA
does not match the number of complaints posted on the Consumer
Affairs website. Here's what the FDA stated...
What to do with Leftover Juicer Pulp: Make Fritters!
care2.com - One of the things I feel guilty about on a daily
basis is throwing away juice pulp after I prepare my morning
green juice. The pulp is simply the fibers of the vegetables and
can be used for so many things! Today, I decided to show you a
way to put veggie juice pulp to good use, and in a low-fat,
few-ingredient way. Enjoy!
OMG! Amazon.com sells fully-automatic assault rifle with
18-round magazines marketed to children, without background
(NaturalNews) Holy cow, the gun grabbers were right! You
actually CAN buy full-auto guns online! Imagine my absolute
horror when I discovered that you can purchase a full-auto,
high-capacity, rapid-fire assault weapon at Amazon.com for under
a hundred dollars without even going through a background check!
'Kindergarten terrorist': 5-year-old girl suspended over
RT - A 5-year-old girl was suspended from a Pennsylvania
kindergarten after telling another girl that she was going to
shoot her. The weapon she was going to use was a pink toy gun
that blows soapy bubbles. Mount Carmel Area School District
officials questioned the student without her parents present,
deemed the girl a “terrorist threat” and suspended her for 10
days, according to attorney Robin Ficker, who was hired by the
family to fight the suspension.
in History - Friday - January 18, 2013
1778 - English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian
Islands, which he called the "Sandwich Islands."
1788 - The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to
establish a penal colony. The group moved north eight days later and
settled at Port Jackson.
1803 - Thomas Jefferson, in secret communication with Congress, sopught
authorization for the first official exploration by the U.S. government.
1896 - The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.
1911 - For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B.
Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.
1919 - The World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France.
1937 - CBS radio debuted "Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories".
1943 - During World War II, the Soviets announced that they had broken
the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.
1943 - U.S. commercial bakers stopped selling sliced bread. Only whole
loaves were sold during the ban until the end of World War II.
1950 - The federal tax on oleomargarine was repealed.
1957 - The first, non-stop, around-the-world, jet flight came to an end
at Riverside, CA. The plane was refueled in mid-flight by huge aerial
1964 - The plans for the World Trade Center in New York were disclosed.
1972 - Former Rhodesian prime minister Garfield Todd and his daughter
were placed under house arrest for campaigning against Rhodesian
1978 - The European Court of Human Rights cleared the British government
of torture but found it guilty of inhuman and degrading treatment of
prisoners in Northern Ireland.
1987 - For the first time in history the Public Broadcasting System
(PBS) was seen by over 100 million viewers. The audience was measured
during the week of January 12-18.
1990 - In an FBI sting, Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry was arrested
for drug possession. He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.
1991 - Eastern Airlines shut down after 62 years in business due to
1993 - The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 U.S.
states for the first time.
1997 - Hutu militiamen killed three Spanish aid workers and three
soldiers and seriously wound an American in a night attack in NW Rwanda.
2002 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the
approval of a saliva-based ovulation test.
2012 - Wikipedia began a 24-hour "blackout" in protest against proposed
anti-piracy legislation (S. 968 and H.R. 3261) known as the Protect
Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online
Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Many websites, including Reddit, Google,
Facebook, Amazon and others, contended would make it challenging if not
impossible for them to operate.
Algeria attacks center of gas plant; toll unclear
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A deadly Algerian military raid to free
hostages from at least 10 countries and wipe out their Islamist militant
captors moved closer to the heart of the natural gas complex on Friday,
the government news service said.
Desert Massacre Threatens Africa’s Largest Gas Industry
Bloomberg - The killing of foreign workers in the Algerian desert
threatens production from North Africa’s largest oil and gas industry,
the main source of revenue for a country that avoided unrest when the
Arab spring swept away regimes across the region.
Mali Army Secures Central Town of Konna
Bloomberg - Mali’s army said it secured the central town of Konna three
days after French fighter jets drove out Islamist rebels, as West
African soldiers arrived to join the war in the desert north.... French
forces have targeted insurgents controlling about two-thirds of the
landlocked West African nation, which vies with Tanzania as the
continent’s biggest gold producer. Neighboring countries are sending as
many as 3,300 troops to bolster the effort to restore government control
of the north.
State Department denies Syria's use of chemical weapons despite media
RT - A classified State Department cable relayed US officials’ beliefs
that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against
opposition rebels but an investigation on Monday concluded that Assad
was in fact using riot-control gas.
US will provide France airlift help, 'training' for Mali operation
RT - Washington has agreed to provide France with airlifts to help move
troops and equipment in the country's operation in Mali, an official
told Reuters. Meanwhile, a group of US military trainers are expected to
arrive in the region by the weekend.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: EU foreign ministers back Mali mission
euronews.com - Europe’s foreign ministers have approved sending troops
to help train the Malian army to fight back against Islamist militants.
EU troops are not expected to take part in combat operations, although
France’s top diplomat hinted that may change...The mission is expected
to last 15 months at the cost of some 12 million euros.
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Training the Malian army
FBI director in Libya to review Benghazi probe
AP - The FBI director met with top Libyan officials on Thursday to
discuss the probe into last year's killing of the U.S. ambassador in
Benghazi where authorities are planning a curfew following an upsurge in
violence, Libyan officials said.
UN launches new attempt to control the Internet
RT - Although the United States and dozens of other countries have
refused to sign the proposal, the ITU is nevertheless powering through
with plans to put new rules and regulations on the world’s Internet,
including implement sweeping deep-packet inspection powers and other
efforts that could censor the Web.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Sandy Hook Survivors Are Made to Sing “Over the Rainbow” to
Commemorate the Shooting
Activist Post Forum - Some of the children who survived the
Sandy Hook school shooting recorded a version of Judy Garland’s
song Over the Rainbow, one month after the massacre. In one big
media event, these young children were brought to a recording
studio and made to record the song, all under the never-ceasing
clicks and flashes of cameras. They then went on to perform the
song on Good Morning America. The song is now on sale iTunes and
Drill Characterizes “Disgruntled” Second Amendment Advocates as
Paul Joseph Watson - A safety exercise involving police,
national guard and emergency management officials in Portsmouth,
Ohio was centered around the premise that individuals
“disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second
Amendment” plotted to use weapons of mass destruction to
terrorize the local community. The exercise, which took place
yesterday, was run by the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil
Support Unit, Scioto County first responders as well as local
VIDEO: Good Discussion on Gun Rights
Activist Post - Interview with West Virginia Citizens Defense
League President, Keith Morgan, on The State Journal's Decision
Makers. Watch as Keith Morgan repeatedly defeats Bray Cary's
empty and baseless arguments on the Second Amendment using
facts, logic, and rational arguments.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Hollywood Labels Founding Fathers
Infowars.com - ABC has given the go-ahead to Hollywood darlings
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott to produce a “drama”
demonizing a fictional Texas militia.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: "CIA” Spokesman Anderson Cooper Sent by
Masters to Discredit Independent Sandy Hook Investigations
Intel Hub - Anderson Cooper (known by well researched
individuals to be a Central Intelligence Agency operative
embedded in within the mainstream media) has seemingly been
ordered by his masters to launch a massive disinformation
campaign (cover-up) of the Sandy Hook Elementary School
Judge Napolitano: Obama Has Not Hesitated To Kill Foreign And
American Innocent Children With Drones
xrepublic.tv - "We have a president who has not hesitated to
kill foreign innocent children or American innocent children
when they are in a foreign country. He loses credibility when he
stands with innocent American children and says 'I'm going to
keep you safe,'" Napolitano said.
Gun Confiscation Bill Introduced in Congress
Kurt Nimmo - On January 13, 2013,
H.R. 226 was introduced in the House of Representatives by
Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The bill will amend the
1986 IRS code and allow a credit if taxpayers “surrender” their
guns to the government.... The bill contains an exhaustive list
of so-called “assault weapons” that will garner a $2,000 tax
credit, including the much demonized Bushmaster AR-15 allegedly
used in the Newtown Sandy Hook massacre.
YouTube: Piers Morgan gets angry after losing Gun Control debate
and throws his notes towards his guest!
I can only imagine the shock of this guest after being invited
onto a CNN prime time show only to have the host lose it and
start throwing things in her direction. This man is insane and
should be deported at once for being unstable and rude towards
guest while at the same time trying to undermine the U.S
YouTube: Reality Check: An "Apples to Apples" comparison of U.S.
and U.K. violent crime rates
(FOX19) Ben's fact check of arguments made by CNN host Piers
Morgan and a look at the violent crime rates in the U.S. and
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Philadelphia Mayor Declares Economic
Warfare on Gun Retailers
“Mayor Nutter this morning announced something he’s calling the
“Sandy Hook Principles” – a list of 20 measures to curb gun
violence – that companies making or selling guns and ammunition
must support to avoid “economic divestment actions,” reports
Philly.com.... The 20 principles (PDF)
include targeting businesses who sell “assault rifles” (despite
this being completely legal) as well as “the distribution of of
any materials/information that may be used to assist in such
Gun Permit Forms Question Possible Affiliation With
Jurriaan Maessen - In good old McCarthy-style questioning,
several state- and local firearm permit application-forms have —
besides questioning potential alcohol- and drug-use and previous
criminal convictions — included the question whether the
applicant is, or has ever been, part of an organization
“advocating”, or “approving” a violent overthrow of the United
3D Printed Guns Render Gun Control Moot
Activist Post - Forbes has recently published an article about
New York Congressman Steve Israel's promise to ban 3D printed
high capacity ammunition magazines. The congressman's comments
come after Defense Distributed, an open source DIY gunsmith
group working to manufacture both guns and their accessories
using 3D printing technology, successfully printed and tested a
30-round AR-15 magazine.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Gun Control and Mass Shootings: Facts,
Lies and God
Underground Documentaries - “Gun Control and Mass Shootings:
Facts, Lies and God” is a mini-documentary answering the
critical questions that rarely get asked amidst the gun control
debate that explodes after every mass shooting in America.
Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones
CBS Tampa Bay - A Florida Senate panel says police should be
banned from using drones to spy on citizens. A bill (SB 92) that
would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence
or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee
with a unanimous vote Tuesday. It also would ban government
agencies from using drones for code enforcement.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: What Information Can Retailers Store When
They Scan Your ID For Returns?
Consumerist - For years, we’ve been writing about the
now-rapidly growing practice of retailers scanning IDs when
customers make returns. It’s never been clear exactly what
information is taken when your card is swiped, but we now know
that the data could basically include everything on your
driver’s license.... The DMV says that it’s completely legal for
stores, and TRE, to collect and store this information so long
as it’s under the heading of “fraud prevention.” One area
lawmaker thinks that definition is a little too open to
YouTube: Full Disclosure: Effort To Remove Liberty Republicans
From Leadership Of Alaska Republican Party
Ben Swann Full Disclosure talks with Russ Millette the
Republican Party Chair-Elect of the Alaska Republican Party.
Executive Committee members are trying to block Millette and 4
other liberty Republicans before they are seated to lead the
VIDEO: Boeing crisis threatens US economy'
Press TV - Interview with Bill Jones, Executive Intelligence
Review: "It is certainly going to be a problem for Boeing’s
credibility in terms of the international market with all these
planes taken out of operation... Its aerospace and also the
automobile industry have this capability and that is really the
lifeblood of any industrial economy as your machine-building
capability and if this seriously affects the aerospace industry,
then it is really a bit major blow to the US economy.”
New Congress even wealthier after millionaire freshmen join its
RT - While US citizens are getting poorer and increasingly
applying for food stamps, the nation’s legislators are getting
richer. Freshmen members of the 113th Congress have a median net
worth that is about $100,000 higher than the net worth of all
congressional members combined. All 535 members of Congress are
worth an average $966,001 each, according to a new analysis by
the Center for Responsive Politics.
U.S. CEOs push plan to raise full retirement age to 70
CBS News - An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a
plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for
both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the
health insurance program for older Americans.
YouTube: Is Bank Of America Blocking Guns and Ammo Purchases?
Description: 1-800-432-1000 This is not to 100% Debunk this but
I did Call Bank of America and got to talk to a SUPERVISOR about
the word that's going around that they are now blocking guns and
ammo orders via their bank of America cards. This is what they
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Hit With $557 Million Settlement
Over Foreclosure Practices
Consumerist January 16, 2013 - Earlier today, the Federal
Reserve announced a settlement — worth a total of $557 million —
with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley over allegations “for
deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure
processing.” Specifically, the settlement involves allegations
that Morgan Stanley’s Saxon Mortgage Services subsidiary and
Goldman Sachs’ Litton Loan Servicing were just as involved in
rubber-stamping foreclosure documents without any proper review
or understanding of what they were signing.
One in every 32 Florida households received a notice of default,
auction or repossession in 2012
stopforeclosurefraud.com - American Banker- Florida’s
foreclosure crisis just won’t end. More than six years after
subprime lending and overbuilding led to the worst U.S. real
estate slump, the state had the biggest increase in home
seizures last year, and the highest foreclosure rate, RealtyTrac
Deficient levees found across America
AP - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control
systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds
of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and
property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition
span the breadth of America. They are in every region, in cities
and towns big and small: Washington, D.C., and Sacramento
Calif., Cleveland and Dallas, Augusta, Ga., and Brookport, Ill.
Obama executive orders vastly empower psychiatry while gutting
(NaturalNews) President Obama issued a set of 23 executive
orders Jan. 16, 2013 that vastly empower psychiatry. This great
expansion of psychiatric authority and power will ensure that
organized psychiatry and the mental health establishment will
not resist other presidential executive orders that greatly
impair the free and effective practice of psychiatry,
psychotherapy, and all of healthcare.
A diet high in antioxidants helps banish anxiety, stress and
(NaturalNews) study in an Indian psychiatric clinic of a private
hospital was conducted on 80 subjects between 20 and 60 years of
age. They were experiencing general depression and anxiety.
Medical testing noted they were deficient with vitamins A, C,
Mortality Rate 50% Higher with More Vaccine Doses
Gaia Health - The deaths of children from multiple vaccine doses
can only be called carnage. This study demonstrates that giving
5-8 doses instead of 1-4 doses at a time has resulted in an
extra 51,750 to 103,500 child deaths in the last 20 years.
Charlotte Gerson, healing diabetes, ending self-sabotage on
Mental Health Exposed
(NaturalNews) The January 16, 2013 episode of Mental Health
Exposed features Charlotte Gerson discussing her book, Healing
Diabetes the Gerson Way. At age 90, Charlotte is as passionate
and feisty as ever, not taking any slack from me or anyone
else.... On this episode, Charlotte explains with great
simplicity and clarity how diabetes happens and specifically
what to do to bring about dramatic changes in 5-11 days using
the Gerson method.
Seven amazing health benefits of sunlight
(NaturalNews) An article in the Huffington Post blog a couple of
years ago warned readers to avoid all sunlight all the time. The
co-founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance and Broadway
producer formed this alliance after her own experience with
melanoma on the bottom of her foot.
Bioethics commission meets at UM to consider testing anthrax
vaccine on children
Miami Herald - A 13-person commission is taking a year to
analyze the ethical issues of whether children can participate
in research to determine safe dosage levels of an anthrax
vaccine.... The commission, composed of leaders in medicine,
social policy and law, met at the University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine this week for the last of four sessions to
publicly ponder these ethical issues.
1 in 25 Teens Tries Suicide: Are Psych Drugs the Reason?
Gaia Health - A new study has revealed the horrifying fact that
1 in 25 teens in the US attempts to commit suicide. That’s at
least one teen in every classroom. Why is this happening? The
study doesn’t answer that question, but it does give a telling
clue … and that clue leads directly to the doorstep of modern
Iodine therapy for thyroid and immune support
(NaturalHealth365) In the 1920s, goiter, or enlarged thyroid
gland was a common health problem until we added iodine to salt.
But, today, many people have reduced their iodized salt
consumption and added chlorine, fluoride and bromide to their
diets. The problem is – chlorine, fluoride and bromide lower
natural iodine levels within the body by blocking iodine
Study: 20,000 Trips To The Emergency Room In 2011 Linked To
Consumption Of Energy Drinks
Consumerist - Following on the heels of reports linking ill
health effects to energy drinks like Monster and 5-Hour Energy,
a new government study says those beverages are “a rising public
health problem,” and have been linked to 20,000 visits to
emergency rooms around the country.
CNET gadget reviews found to be staged by parent company
(NaturalNews) Just when you think there is no integrity left
among corporate media, one of its reporters proves you wrong.
That's the case with Greg Sandoval, a top technology reporter
for CBS Corporation-owned CNET, a website with a reputation for
thorough, complete and honest reviews of the latest tech
gadgets. He tweeted recently that he's resigning over what he
has called editorial interference, a moral act of conscience
that has called into question the site's integrity.
Minority Report 3-D gesture-sensing interface now a reality:
(NaturalNews) The gesture-sensing interface used by Tom Cruise's
character and others in the movie, "Minority Report," was
definitely a futuristic application when the film debuted in
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Corporate News Shows Kids Raised on Farms
Live Better, Greater Immunity
Activist Post - Children who grow up on the farm are generally
healthier due to exposure to animals and other aspects of farm
life, but also experience a significantly lower amount of
sickness, allergies and hay fever. What isn't focused on in the
video is their diet - namely, the 99% chance the family pictured
consumes raw milk and non-GMO foods.
YouTube: White House Reveals Obama Is Bipolar, Has
Entered Depressive Phase
The Onion - White House officials admit Obama's
extreme confidence and total euphoria over "hope"
and "change" were symptoms of a prolonged manic
in History - Thursday - January 17, 2013
1773 - Captain Cook's Resolution became the first ship to cross the
1795 - The Dudingston Curling Society was organized in Edinburgh,
1871 - Andrew S. Hallidie received a patent for a cable car system.
1882 - Thomas Edison's exhibit opened the Crystal Palace Exhibition in
1893 - Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown when a group of businessmen and
sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.
1900 - The U.S. took Wake Island where there was in important cable link
between Hawaii and Manila.
1900 - Mormon Brigham Roberts was denied a seat in the U.S. House of
Representatives for his practicing of polygamy.
1905 - Punchboards were patented by a manufacturing firm in Chicago, IL.
1912 - English explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole.
Norwegian Ronald Amundsen had beaten him there by one month. Scott and
his party died during the return trip.
1913 - All partner interests in 36 Golden Rule Stores were consolidated
and incorporated in Utah into one company. The new corporation was the
J.C. Penney Company.
1928 - The fully automatic, film-developing machine was patented by A.M.
1934 - Ferdinand Porsche submitted a design for a people's car, a
"Volkswagen," to the new German Reich government.
1945 - Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II.
1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary while in
Soviet custody. Wallenberg was credited with saving tens of thousands of
1946 - The United Nations Security Council held its first meeting.
1959 - Senegal and the French Sudan joined to form the Federal State of
1961 - In his farewell address, U.S. President Eisenhower warned against
the rise of "the military-industrial complex."
1966 - A B-52 carrying four H-bombs collided with a refueling tanker.
The bombs were released and eight crewmembers were killed.
1977 - Double murderer Gary Gilmore became the first to be executed in
the U.S. in a decade. The firing squad took place at Utah State
1991 - Coalition airstrikes began against Iraq after negotiations failed
to get Iraq to retreat from the country of Kuwait. 1992 - An IRA bomb,
placed next to a remote country road in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland,
killed seven building workers and injured seven others.
1994 - The Northridge earthquake rocked Los Angeles, CA, registering a
6.7 on the Richter Scale. At least 61 people were killed and about $20
billion in damage was caused.
1997 - A court in Ireland granted the first divorce in the Roman
Catholic country's history.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton gave his deposition in the Paula Jones
sexual harassment lawsuit against him. He was the first U.S. President
to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil lawsuit.
2002 - It was announced that Microsoft had signed a joint venture
agreement to produce software with two partners in China. The two
partners were Beijin Centergate Technologies (Holding) Co. and the Stone
Iran deputy foreign minister censures US support for terrorists in Syria
Press TV - An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the US support for
the terrorists in Syria has impeded the resolution of the unrest and the
implementation of reforms in the Arab country. “By supporting terrorist
and extremist groups, the US has treated both the Syrian people and the
opposition unfairly and has not allowed [Syrian President Bashar]
Assad’s reforms to be completed,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a
meeting with Chinese researchers, scholars and members of the media on
Russia says US blaming Aleppo blasts on Syria govt. ‘blasphemous’
Press TV - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday,
“Yesterday I saw a semi-neutral report on CNN that it was not ruled out
that this terrorist act had been staged by the government forces
themselves.” “I cannot imagine anything more blasphemous,” he stated
during his visit to the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe. On January 15,
over 80 people were killed and scores of others injured in two
explosions at Aleppo University in the second largest city of Syria.
Somali fighters ‘execute’ French agent
Press TV - Somalia’s al-Shabab fighters say they have executed a French
secret agent after an operation by French commandoes failed to free the
man held by the group for three years.... A senior member of the al-Shabab
group has confirmed the report.... The militant group said in a
statement on Wednesday that they had "reached a unanimous decision to
execute" the hostage in a bid to retaliate "the dozens of Muslim
civilians senselessly killed by the French forces during the operation."
7 Americans Seized in Algeria Attack
WSJ - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. would take "necessary
and proper steps" in the hostage situation, and didn't rule out military
action. He said the Algeria attack could represent a spillover from
Mali. U.S. and European officials said Wednesday that they received
reports that three Americans had been kidnapped, out of a total of nine
U.S. staff working at the site, a gas field in east-central Algeria,
along the Libyan border operated by BP PLC, Norway's Statoil ASA and
Algerian energy company Sonatrach.
Greeks Raid Forests in Search of Wood to Heat Homes
libertyblitzkrieg.com/ - Tens of thousands of trees have disappeared
from parks and woodlands this winter across Greece, authorities said, in
a worsening problem that has had tragic consequences as the crisis-hit
country’s impoverished residents, too broke to pay for electricity or
fuel, turn to fireplaces and wood stoves for heat.
VIDEO: Hostage Situation Arises as Pentagon Prepares Mali Intervention
Kurt Nimmo - Like clockwork: Days after France invaded Mali following
action by the United Nations, “Islamic militants,” predictably described
as mixed up with al-Qaeda, have taken Western hostages in neighboring
Algeria. “In what could be the first spillover from France’s
intervention in Mali, Islamist militants attacked and occupied a natural
gas complex partly operated by energy company BP in southern Algeria on
Wednesday. Two foreigners were killed and dozens of others, including
Americans, were taken hostage,” the AP reports.
Mali Islamists much stronger than expected: France
Daily Star - French forces in Mali have been taken by surprise by the
fighting strength of the Islamist radicals they are attempting to drive
out of the centre of the country, it emerged on Sunday. Aides to
President Francois Hollande admitted the militants were better equipped,
armed and trained than they had expected. “What has struck us markedly
is how modern their equipment is and their ability to use it,” one said
in a reference to the rebels’ hit on a French Gazelle helicopter.
reaches 80% of Mali exports
afrol.com - According to Mali's Mining Minister, gold is y now
representing 80.5 percent of the nation's export earnings. But even
though gold prices are record high, Mali's low taxation rates leave the
country with little earnings.
Warmongers Jump at "Secret" Cable Leak About Syrian Chemical Weapons
Activist Post - With each passing year and with each predictable
“crisis,” whether the issue is war, guns, or economic policy, it seems
that the level of propaganda becomes more and more infantile each time
an agenda is set to unfold. Nowhere is this more evident than with the
manufactured crisis in Syria, itself wholly created, directed, and
maintained by the Anglo-American, NATO military and intelligence
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Will Introduce Legislation to ‘Nullify’
Obama’s Executive Orders on Guns
The Blaze - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will propose legislation
early next week to “nullify” President Barack Obama’s executive
actions on guns, the senator announced on Fox News’ “Hannity”
Wednesday. Paul told host Sean Hannity that Obama’s executive
orders are a breach of constitutional separation of powers
between the executive and legislative branches.,,, To read the
one-page summary of the proposed bill,
DHS to 'Expand and Formalize Coordination' on Gun Control
Weekly Standard - Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of
Homeland Security, released a statement Wednesday saying she is
"proud to support" the Obama administration's efforts to "combat
gun violence in our country." Here's more from Napolitano's
Dennis Kucinich Joining Fox News As Paid Contributor
Fox News Channel has signed former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
as a paid contributor to FNC and Fox Business network. Kucinich,
who was for years a liberal stalwart in the House of
Representatives, will provide analysis and commentary across all
of FNC and FBN’s programs, beginning with Thursday’s edition of
“The O’Reilly Factor.”
Others Ground Boeing Dreamliner Indefinitely
CNBC News - Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights
as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related
problems are investigated.... It is the first such action
against a U.S.-made passenger plane since the McDonnell Douglas
DC-10 had its airworthiness certificate suspended following a
deadly crash in Chicago in 1979, analysts said.
50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not
A Prepper Yet
Economic Collapse - Share this list of shocking questions with
everyone you know that needs to wake up. Sometimes asking good
questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to
Obama approved F-16 fighter jets as gift to Egypt
RT - Despite instability due to the new Islamic government in
Egypt, the US is sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt
as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package. The first four
Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets are set to arrive in Egypt on
Jan. 22, an unnamed source told Fox News.
Obama to Take 23 'Executive Actions' on Guns - THE COMPLETE
Weekly Standard - The White House announced today that President
Barack Obama will take 23 "executive actions" to deal with guns.
The "executive actions," as introduced and written by the White
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Obama’s “Gun Safety” Executive Actions Create Snitch Culture
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama’s Blueprint to Destroy the 2nd
Infowars.com - At least 7 of the 23 executive orders relate to
mental health reporting that includes “clarifying” the role of
doctors and health care providers in “asking their patients
about guns in the home,” reporting “threats of violence” to
authorities, and screening for “mental health” will create the
backbone for a “no buy” list that disbars Constitutional rights
from flagged individuals without due process. At least 8
executive orders relate to new rules on background checks and
weapons sales & ownership restrictions.
Obama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With Guns
Weekly Standard - According to a background briefer provided by
the White House, President Barack Obama is asking doctors to
help deal with guns. Here's the relevant passage:...
VIDEO: House Reads Out Constitution, Only 74 Members Show Up
Steve Watson - Embarrassing display highlights disconnect of
elected representatives. In what was supposed to be a symbolic
gesture of the enduring greatness of the US Constitution, and
the rights it outlines for all Americans, the House read the
entire document out aloud on the chamber floor yesterday.
However, the symbolism backfired somewhat when only a fraction
of representatives bothered to show up.
YouTube: NRA's new ad calls Obama 'elitist hypocrite'
The National Rifle Association released a new video on its Web
site Tuesday calling President Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for
having Secret Service protection of his daughters at school but
saying he was "skeptical" about installing armed guards in all
NRA Member Proposes Federal Implementation Of Strict NJ Gun
madison.patch.com - Last Monday New Jersey’s Madison borough
council passed a resolution titled “Resolution of the Borough of
Madison in Support of Federal Legislation Adopting New Jersey’s
Strict Gun Laws”. The resolution proposes that one of the
strictest gun laws in the entire US are implemented at the
federal level.... On January 5 2012, the MadisonPatch reported
that it was an NRA-member who also happens to be the councilman
who intended to introduce the resolution...
YouTube: Joyce Riley Interviews Mike Powers 1-16-13 TPH Sandy
Hook Special Investigation
Former US Naval Law Enforcement Veteran and US Army
Infantry/Reconnaissance Military Veteran MIKE POWERS has found
glaring inconsistencies regarding the Sandy Hook shooting and
will be breaking it down for us. We must understand that this is
the elephant in the living room and must be shared with everyone
that you know. This is a CAN'T MISS SHOW and of the utmost
importance that we understand what is really going on.
VIDEO: Gun Control Advocates Refuse to Advertise Their Homes as
Activist Post - Posing as "Citizens Against Senseless Violence,"
we visit the homes of journalists working for Westchester
Journal News, MSNBC, and the Star-Ledger. We also visited the
home of Eric Holder. None will take our signs that say "THIS
HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE."
Oceana targets fishy labeling practices
SFGate - Misbranding food for financial gain is illegal under
state and federal law. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
publishes a guide of acceptable market names for certain fish
species, but the laws can be complicated. The agency, for
instance, lists 14 species that can be labeled "tuna." Oceana
has thus far found seafood mislabeling everywhere it has done
testing, including Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Monterey.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: House GOP release bill to reverse Obama’s
pay raise for federal employees
Washington Examiner - House Republicans proposed a bill today
that would cut the pay of Vice President Joe Biden and other
federal officials, noting that the executive order that
President Obama signed to raise their pay costs $11 billion in
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama's limo to carry 'Taxation without
Representation' license plate
wjla.com - President Barack Obama's limousine will soon carry
the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation"
license plate, a subtle, but some say important, protest over
the city's lack of a voting member in Congress.... "Attaching
these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the
president's commitment to the principle of full representation
for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness
to fight for voting rights, home rule and budget autonomy for
the District," the White House said.
The Interior Secretary’s $222,000 Bathroom
ABC News - Maybe the Pentagon’s legendary $600 toilet seat was a
bargain. The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the
Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No
detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator
(hey, if you’re going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might
as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the “vintage
tissue holder” was cheap: just $65 bucks.
Another reason to eat chocolate: it may cure your cough
(NaturalNews) A December 2012 UK study with 300 patients in 13
hospitals used theobromine, extracted from cacao, to
successfully stabilize chronic coughing. The amount used was
1000 mg of theobromine twice daily for two weeks. A dark
chocolate candy bar high in cacao or cocoa contains around 450
mg of theobromine per ounce. Since the average dark chocolate
bar is three ounces, it would take slightly over 2/3 of the bar
to provide that amount of theobromine. By the way, the only
differences between cacao and cocoa are the spelling and
Kidney disease requires magnesium
(NaturalNews) One of the contraindications for taking magnesium
is kidney failure. Unfortunately the public and many doctors
think that means magnesium should not be taken by anyone with
any degree of kidney disease. That's just not true and I'll
Simple healing recipes for cleansing your liver and blood
(NaturalNews) After the heart and lungs, the liver is perhaps
your most vital organ. When it shuts down, you die. Extreme
liver conditions may result in the eventual need for dangerous
liver transplants. A sluggish liver can manifest a malaise of
symptoms that lead to misdiagnoses for other chronic autoimmune
diseases. This sluggishness can be prevented and also corrected
through rejuvenating and cleansing your liver frequently.
Parabens Found in Cosmetics Linked to Breast Cancer in UK Study
Intel Hub - The article “Parabens”
SafeCosmetics.org states: “A 2004 UK study detected traces
of five parabens in the breast cancer tumors of 19 out of 20
women studied (vii). This small study does not prove a causal
relationship between parabens and breast cancer, but it is
important because it detected the presence of intact parabens –
unaltered by the body’s metabolism – which is an indication of
the chemicals’ ability to penetrate skin and remain in breast
Hepatitis C drug linked to 'fatal skin reaction'
(NaturalNews) As reported by Army Times and others, Incivek (telaprevir),
a popular drug used to treat hepatitis C, has been implicated in
causing fatal skin reactions in at least two hepatitis C
patients worldwide, and the drug appears to be especially deadly
when used in combination with other hepatitis C drugs such as
Psychiatrists mourn 43% decline in use of electroshock therapy
(NaturalNews) From 1993 to 2009, there was a progressive decline
in the number of hospitals offering electro-convulsive therapy
or "shock treatment." This means roughly 43% fewer psychiatric
inpatients are receiving shocks. Some psychiatrists are beside
Guess Who is Viewing Your 'Confidential' Medical Records?
Natural Society - Your health insurance company has access to
your bills and charges in order to know what they are paying
for. But should they also have access to all of your medical
history? They do. And what about pharmaceutical companies who
are seeking new clients? They might have access too. In a world
where nothing is private, it seems even your most personal
information can be bought. “You sell your privacy for the cost
of your care,” says Dr. Steward Segal. This private information
is being sold to companies who profile doctors’ prescription
habits. It’s all done to boost pharmaceutical sales.
Hospital to stop delivering babies because of Obamacare
Fox News - A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop
delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are
either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because
hospital officials believe they can't afford it based on
projected reimbursements under looming federal health care
4 Tips for Minimizing Detox Side Effects and a Healing Crisis
Natural Society - While it’s true that a detox is designed to
rid your body of harmful toxins and “bad stuff”, it isn’t always
fun for everyone – at least during the detox process. Although
the end result can feel amazing, the process of detoxing can
come with some rough side effects due to the exiting of toxic
waste. We call this a “healing crisis.” But there are measures
to take to reduce detox side effects and lessen the healing
How to Trash the Toxins in Your Pantry
Activist Post - I challenge you to clean your own kitchen. You
will be amazed at the increase in your health if you can kick
the dirty foods out and nourish your body with pure, clean food.
You can feel confident that the supplies you have stored will
see you through whatever circumstances arrive in the future when
you build your food stockpile for nutritious ingredients instead
of toxins in a deceptively cheerful box.
Two US power plants infected with malware spread via USB drive
arstechnica.com - Critical control systems inside two US power
generation facilities were found infected with computer malware,
according to the US Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency
Response Team. Both infections were spread by USB drives that
were plugged into critical systems used to control power
generation equipment, according to the organization's newsletter
for October, November, and December of 2012.
in History - Wednesday - January 16, 2013
1759 - The British Museum opened.
1809 - The British defeated the French at the Battle of Corunna, in the
1866 - Mr. Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.
1883 - The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the
Pendleton Act went into effect.
1900 - The U.S. Senate consented to the Anglo-German treaty of 1899, by
which the U.K. renounced rights to the Samoan islands.
1919 - The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited the
sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages, was ratified. It was
later repealed by the 21st Amendment.
1920 - Prohibition went into effect in the U.S.
1944 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion
force in London.
1982 - Britain and the Vatican resumed full diplomatic relations after a
break of over 400 years.
1998 - Researchers announce that an altered gene helped to defend
1991 - The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm.
The operation was designed to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
1992 - Officials of the government of El Salvador and rebel leaders
signed a pact in Mexico City ending 12 years of civil war. At least
75,000 people were killed during the fighting.
1997 - Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, 27, was shot to death while
changing a flat tire on a dark road in Los Angeles, CA.
1998 - The first woman to enroll at Virginia Military Institute withdrew
from the school.
1998 - NASA officially announced that John Glenn would fly aboard the
space shuttle Discovery in October.
1998 - It was announced that Texas would receive $15.3 billion in a
tobacco industry settlement. The payouts were planned to take place over
1998 - Three federal judges secretly granted Kenneth Starr authority to
probe whether U.S. President Clinton or Vernon Jordan urged Monica
Lewinsky to lie about her relationship with Clinton.
2000 - A truck loaded with evaporated milk was rammed into California's
state capitol building in Sacramento, CA. The driver was killed in the
2000 - Ricardo Lagos was elected Chile's first socialist president since
2002 - In Grundy, VA, student killed three and wounding three others at
the Appalachian School of Law.
2002 - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that John Walker
Lindh would be brought to the United States to face trial. He was
charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA, with conspiracy to
kill U.S. citizens, providing support to terrorist organizations, and
engaging in prohibited transactions with the Taliban of Afghanistan.
2002 - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted sanctions against
Osama bin Laden, his terror network and the remnants of the Taliban. The
sanctions required that all nations impose arms embargoes and freeze
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 500 million applications
Bombing kills several in Afghan capital Kabul
Press TV - The bombing was carried out in front of the gates of
Afghanistan’s intelligence agency headquarters on Wednesday. The Taliban
have claimed responsibility for the attack. “A large number of
intelligence workers were killed and wounded,” the group said in a
France launches first ground attack on Mali
Press TV - The attack was carried out on Tuesday after French warplanes
heavily bombed the strongholds of the Malian opposition forces. The
ground attack came as France initiated its military operation in Mali on
January 12 under the pretext of halting the advance of the rebels, who
control the northern parts of the West African country.
NATO allies backing France in Mali
Press TV - NATO allies are preparing for extensive intervention in Mali
as France dispatches its ground troops to a town controlled by militants
in the African country. Foreign ministers of the European Union will
attend an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the deployment of a
training mission for the African country’s army, GlobalPost reported on
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Over 80 dead in two rocket explosions at Aleppo
University as students take exams
RT - At least 82 people have been killed and more than 160 injured in
two rocket explosions at the University of Aleppo in Syria’s largest
city on Tuesday, city officials reported.... Aleppo is Syria's largest
city and has been fiercely contested between government forces and rebel
fighters, who have battled to a stalemate in the strategically important
Rebels in Mali vow revenge at ‘heart of France’
IRIB - According to AFP, AbouDardar, the leader of one of Mali's rebel
groups called Movement and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), promised on
Monday that the rebels would strike "at the heart of France" in response
to its attacks on their bases. When asked about where they would strike,
Dardar said, "Everywhere, in Bamako, in Africa and in Europe."
Iran biggest exporter of fuel oil in the world: Official
Press TV - Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products
Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli said on Tuesday that
Iran has exported 16.6 million liters of fuel oil per day since the
beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (starting March 20,
2012). Noting that Iran is currently among the biggest exporters of fuel
oil in the world and the region, Kashkouli stated that Iran's fuel oil
conforms to the highest international standards.
Iran legally, religiously obliged to be nuclear-free - Foreign Ministry
RT - A fatwa, or religious decree, issued by Iran’s supreme leader
prohibiting the assembly of nuclear weapons is legally binding for the
government, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said ahead of possible progress in
talks over the country's nuclear program. “There is nothing higher than
the exalted supreme leader’s fatwa to define the framework for our
activities in the nuclear field,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman
Ramin Mehmanparast announced on Tuesday. “
Israel election: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is losing votes
globalpost.com - While not an outright majority, that kind of win could
have led to an easily constructed coalition with the addition of just
one mid-sized party from Israel's turnstile stable of them. But
something has happened on the way to the voting booths, which open on
Jan. 22. The latest polls show Netanyahu's Likud down to as low as 32
Netanyahu: If Israel withdraws, Iran will move in
timesofisrael.com - Without closing the door on the possibility of
future negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday
reiterated his oft-stated stance that, under the current circumstances,
Israel could not make peace with the Palestinians. In a pre-election
interview with Channel 2 News, Netanyahu said that if Israel were to
pull out of the West Bank, it would fall into the hands of the country’s
US gives Afghanistan fleet of drones
RT - [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai held a news conference on Monday in
which he proudly announced the promised fleet of drones, as well as an
upgraded fleet of aircraft including 20 helicopters and at least four
C-130 transport planes..... The US will also provide Afghanistan with
intelligence gathering equipment “which will be used to defend and
protect our air and ground sovereignty,”
It Begins: Bundesbank To Commence Repatriating Gold From New York Fed
Zero Hedge - In what could be a watershed moment for the price,
provenance, and future of physical gold, not to mention the “stability”
of the entire monetary regime based on rock solid, undisputed “faith and
credit” in paper money, German Handelsblatt reports in an exclusive that
the long suffering German gold, all official 3,396 tons of it, is about
to be moved.
All The Gold In The World – The Definitive Infographic
Zero Hedge - In the aftermath of the Chairman’s painful waste of time
“interactive” session, which addressed precisely zero of the relevant
questions, we would like to ground readers with a real, hard, monetary
equivalent, which unlike paper money, has retained its worth over the
past 2000 years, and one which no central planning committee can create
out of thin air at will. Gold. The chart below should put it all into
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Navy’s $670 Million Fighting Ship Is ‘Not Expected to Be
Survivable,’ Pentagon Says
Wired - In less than two months, the Navy will send the first of
its newest class of fighting ships on its first major deployment
overseas. Problem is, according to the Pentagon’s chief weapons
tester, the Navy will be deploying the USS Freedom before
knowing if the so-called Littoral Combat Ship can survive, um,
combat. And what the Navy does know about the ship isn’t
encouraging: Among other problems, its guns don’t work right.
Missouri GOP reps declare war on Obama: We won't follow gun laws
The Turner Report - Sixty-two Missouri legislators, including
all of those from the Joplin area, have signed on to a bill
sponsored by Rep. Casey Guernsey, R-Bethany, which would stop
the federal government from enforcing any gun laws or
regulations in the state of Missouri. The text of
HB 170, which was posted less than an hour ago, includes the
Vegas: 60,000 Expected To Attend Gun Show
CBS News - The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing
its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what
it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging
national debate over assault weapons. The group said it has
issued credentials to nearly 60,000 industry professionals,
recreational gun owners and law enforcers to attend.
White House Raises Petition Threshold from 25K to 100K
Activist Post - The White House is making it more difficult for
groups of citizens to petition the government. Yesterday, they
announced that they're raising the signature threshold for
responding to petitions from 25,000 to over 100,000 signatures
within 30 days.
NYPD looks to GPS bottles to combat pill bandits
WND - The New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and
around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking
pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips. Police pharmacies
to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the
legitimate supplies on their shelves.
Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control
Washington Examiner - January 15, 2013 - White House Press
Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President
Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals
including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition
magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks....
“They will be joined by children around the country expressing
their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with
their parents,” Carney confirmed. The press conference will take
place Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.
Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New
Gun Restrictions in the State
woai.com - A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms
Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be
passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would
ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit
the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news
reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls
for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal
official who tries to enforce the rule in the state.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: NY State Senator: Gun Bill Passed In
Middle Of Night Turns Law-abiding Citizens Into Criminals.”
Steve Watson - A New York State Senator has lambasted the
passing of what is being called the nation’s toughest gun
control bill, saying that it was introduced during the middle of
the night, and that members were forced to vote on the
legislation when they had not even had a chance to read it....
The traditional three-day waiting period for a bill’s adoption
is being waived by the Democrat-controlled Assembly, again
citing a need to rush the bill through to avoid a rush on gun
Statements of 19 State Senators who opposed the New York gun ban
libertyfight.com - Following is a collection of official
statments available from the 18 New York State Senators who
voted NO on S2230, the New York "SAFE ACT" (New York's Secure
Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) passed by the New York
State Senate 43-18 on Monday, January 14, 2013.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Citizens File Articles of Impeachment
Alex Jones - Articles of Impeachment Against Barack Hussein
Obama – Filed by Citizen Alexander Emric Jones, January 15,
2013. - He has clearly communicated his intent to eviscerate the
second amendment rights of American citizens by pursuing
executive orders to curtail the right to keep and bear arms
without congressional authorization and in violation of the
Let’s change the terminology in defending our gun rights
GOA - .[..] Americans must begin changing the terminology we use
to our favor. So-called "assault weapons" are not designed to
assault anyone -- they are "defense weapons" for Americans to
defend our families, our country and our Constitution. In
colonial times, the “defense weapon” of the day was a musket,
and our forefathers used muskets and cannons to fight the
British to secure our freedom.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Nerf toy causes lockdown at Long Island
myfoxny.com - A 911 caller told Nassau County Police she saw a
suspicious teen at about 7:38 a.m. Tuesday wearing a black
jacket and carrying a black backpack at Elmont Memorial high
School in Elmont. The caller said he was also carrying a lime
green gun.... They eventually found the toy lime green and
yellow lever action Nerf gun in a student locker. Police did not
make any arrests and the lockdown was lifted.
35 Statistics About The Working Poor In America That Will Blow
Economic Collapse - In America tonight, tens of millions of men
and women will struggle to get to sleep because they are
stressed out about not making enough money even though they are
working as hard as they possibly can. They are called "the
working poor", and their numbers are absolutely exploding.
R.I.P. Retirement: 28% of Americans are Raiding Their 401k Plans
libertyblitzkrieg.com - More than one in four American workers
with 401(k) and other retirement savings accounts use them to
pay current expenses, new data show. The withdrawals, cash-outs
and loans drain nearly a quarter of the $293 billion that
workers and employers deposit into the accounts each year,
undermining already shaky retirement security for millions of
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Obama Cannot Use the 14th Amendment
to Raise the Debt Ceiling
Jan 14, 2013 - The debt ceiling of $16.4 trillion is set to hit
again on March 1, and a report last week found that it could
actually be reached as early as Feb. 15. So does the U.S.
Constitution actually give President Obama the authority to
raise the debt ceiling? Stuart Varney asked the question to
Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business Network this morning.
United Airlines to lay off 472 at Newark Airport
nj.com - United Airlines yesterday said it expects to lay off
472 workers at Newark Liberty International Airport as part of a
job outsourcing at a cargo facility, according to Rahsaan
Johnson, a spokesman for United.
VIDEO: Figures describing military suicides ‘beyond misleading
Press Tv - The report recently released on the number of
suicides in the U.S. military are “beyond misleading,” says
Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today. On Monday, it was
reported that the number of suicides in the U.S. military
reached 349 in 2012, compared with 301 in 2011. Duff says the
reported number is “sad” but it’s “misleading” because the real
number is actually “tens of thousands.”
Pesticides and phthalates top the P.O.P. contaminants list,
polluting earth for decades to come
(NaturalNews) Earth's conventional food and water supply is
quickly becoming its own huge "cancer." Persistent organic
pollutants, POPs for short, are "brewing and breeding" the
ultimate destruction of organic life on planet earth, as they
bio-accumulate in the environment AND in human and animal body
tissues. If you have any illusions about the breadth of this
planetary poison, know this; POPs have now been found in
locations as remote as the Arctic Circle.
Cold Grips West; Crops Damaged
weather.com - As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West
for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage
to crops and an agriculture official said national prices on
lettuce have started to rise because of lost produce in
Arizona.... In California's San Joaquin Valley, where farmers
are fighting to protect about $1.5 billion worth of citrus fruit
on their trees, Sunday temperatures dropped to 25 degrees in
some areas and stayed low longer than previous nights.
How to fix your digestion without prescription drugs
(NaturalNews) It is estimated that as many as one out of every
three Americans suffers from some type of digestive disorder,
whether it be occasional gas or bloating, or something more
severe like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or chronic
Top 25 healthy muscle building foods
(NaturalNews) So many of us are concerned with staying trim and
fit by eating right and doing cardiovascular workouts that we
overlook the importance of building and maintaining muscle mass
through diet and exercise. Having a lean and muscular physique
provides many benefits. One of the most important is that muscle
tissue burns through calories, even while at rest. This in turn
increases the metabolism and boosts energy levels all day long,
while keeping the body trim.
VIDEO: Michael Savage warns listeners about the Flu Vaccine
Prison Planet.com - “Did Harry Reid take a flu shot? Did Barack
Obama take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a
flu shot? Did Joe Biden take a flu shot?” Savage asked.
Evidence-Based Aromatherapy Confirms The Power of Flowers
Green Med Info - In turns out that many flowers are well-suited
to calm the human body and soul, bringing them back into greater
balance. Lavender oil, for instance, has also been studied for
the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression, and cortisol
levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic
properties.... Stress and anxiety are only two of 30 potential
therapeutic applications that have been studied in connection
with aromatherapy. Others of note include...
Magnesium Chloride Health Benefits
Green Med Info - For purposes of cellular detoxification and
tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is
magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on
toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body,
drawing them out through the pores of the skin. Chloride is
required to produce a large quantity of gastric acid each day
and is also needed to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes.
Phytochemicals against prostate cancer
(NaturalNews) Recent research on prostate cancer continues to
highlight the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption in
men's health. Flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals that abound
in plant-based foods, could easily be considered one of nature's
most powerful cures.
House Mold Could be Making you Sick, and You Might Not Know It
Natural Society - Molds are responsible for many different
physical symptoms, from depression to respiratory distress
(typically the most common sign of exposure to mold). The
presence of mold has been tied to an increased occurrence of
childhood asthma and coughing and wheezing in otherwise healthy
DARPA wants sleeper drones at the bottom of the sea
GSN - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said
on Jan. 11 that it is looking to develop distributed systems
that hibernate in deep-sea capsules for years, wake up when
commanded, and deploy to surface providing operational support
and situational awareness.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: URGENT: If You Believe in Homeopathic
Therapies for Pets, PLEASE READ THIS
Dr. Becker - The AVMA is at it again. After passing an anti-raw
pet food resolution last fall, tomorrow they plan to slip an
anti-homeopathy resolution under the door and make it "law."
in History - Tuesday - January 15, 2013
1777 - The people of New Connecticut (now the state of Vermont) declared
1844 - The University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state
1863 - "The Boston Morning Journal" became the first paper in the U.S.
to be published on wood pulp paper.
1906 - Willie Hoppe won the billiard championship of the world in Paris,
1908 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter
organization established by African-American college women.
1913 - The first telephone line between Berlin and New York was
1943 - The Pentagon was dedicated as the world's largest office building
just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34
acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.
1953 - Harry S Truman became the first U.S. President to use radio and
television to give his farewell as he left office.
1955 - The first solar-heated, radiation-cooled house was built by
Raymond Bliss in Tucson, AZ.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S.
offensive action in North Vietnam. He cited progress in peace
negotiations as the reason.
1976 - Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt
on the life of U.S. President Ford in San Francisco.
1978 - Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman, two students at Florida State
University in Tallahassee, were murdered in their sorority house. Ted
Bundy was later convicted of the crime and was executed.
1986 - President Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King,
Jr.'s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Congress had
permission to repeatedly extend copyright protection.
Afghans reject US bid to train police
Press TV - Top Afghan officials insist that Obama’s recent offer to
remove US troops from Afghan villages must include Special Operations
forces tasked with training the so-called Afghan Local Police (ALP),
despite assumption by American officials that police trainers would be
exempt from the pledged military force drawdown, The Washington Post
reports on Tuesday.
Iran to phase out euro, dollar in trade
Press TV - Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin
Hosseini says the country plans to phase out dollar and euro in its
future international transactions after the US and the European Union
(EU) imposed sanctions on Iran.... Hosseini stated that Iran’s trade
partners have welcomed the decision due to the currency war waged by the
US through devaluation of dollar and also because of West's financial
crisis which has convinced other countries to phase out vehicle
‘Morsi invites Iran pres. for OIC summit’
Press TV - During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign
Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Egyptian President Mohamed
Morsi had invited Ahmadinejad to attend the summit, which is scheduled
for February 6-7.
German activists start campaign to destroy surveillance cameras
Raw Story - German activists are attempting to destroy security cameras
in anticipation of the European Police Congress in Berlin in February,
according to Michael Ebeling, an opponent of public surveillance writing
for France 24′s The Observers.
‘Red October’: Global cyber-spy network uncovered by Russian experts
RT - A sophisticated cyber-espionage network targeting the world's
diplomatic, government and research agencies has been uncovered by the
Kaspersky Lab, whose experts say the malware's complexity could rival
that of the notorious Flame virus. The system's targets include a wide
range of countries, with the primary focus on Eastern Europe, former
Soviet republics and Central Asia – although many in Western Europe and
North America are also on the list.
Report says Assad residing on warship
UPI - Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family have been living on a
warship, with security provided by Russia, intelligence sources told a
Saudi newspaper.... Assad's presence on the warship suggests he has been
granted political asylum by Russia but there has been no official
comment from Moscow, the newspaper said.
‘Humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria’
Press TV - The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said in a 23-page
report published on Monday that more than 600,000 Syrians have fled the
country because of violence, including gang rape. The New York-based
organization described the level of rape and sexual violence taking
place in the conflict zones in Syria as "horrific."
Algeria shuts border with Mali
Press TV - Algeria has closed its border with Mali, where the French
military has been conducting an aerial bombing campaign to battle rebels
in the north of the country.
UK firm sells toxic fuel to the poorest
Press TV - Environmental groups urged the UK government to ban Innospec
Ltd, which claims to be the world’s only producer of tetraethyl lead
(TEL), from exporting the substance, The Independent disclosed. The TEL
is banned to be used on Britain's roads but remains legal in six
impoverished nations, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Burma, Yemen
and North Korea..
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Biden: White House eying 19 executive actions on guns
Politico - The White House has identified 19 executive actions
for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control,
Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on
Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about
its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Rand Paul Slams “King” Obama Over Executive Order
Paul Joseph Watson - As Barack Obama signaled that he would use
executive orders to help carry out his gun control agenda,
Senator Rand Paul slammed the president for acting like a
“king,” usurping the Constitution, and running roughshod over
* Related Video:
Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through
N.Y. Assembly Speaker Silver: ‘We Are Going To Ban Assault
CBS News - Sources told CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer the deal worked
out by the Legislature is wide ranging, but it starts with
assault weapons. “To basically eradicate assault weapons from
our streets in New York as quickly as possible is something the
people of this state want and it’s an important thing to do. It
is an emergency,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told CBS 2’s
Kramer.... The new state legislation will...
Camden, NJ Agrees to Pay $3.5M to Victims of Police Corruption
Liberty Crier - The settlement stems from a series of lawsuits
filed against Camden Police in federal district court and state
superior court over the last two years, after five officers were
charged with a number of federal civil rights violations from
conduct involving evidence planting, fabrication of reports and
evidence, and perjury.
Clinton to testify on Benghazi next week
The Hill - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify next
Wednesday on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi before the House
Foreign Affairs Committee, incoming chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.)
announced late Monday.
Watchdogs see pork in Sandy relief bill
Washington Times - As Congress takes up the second slice of
relief money for Superstorm Sandy, the influential Club for
Growth said Monday it will seek to punish the lawmakers who
support the $51 billion package because it includes wasteful
spending and pork that have nothing to do with reconstruction
efforts in the Northeast.
Aaron Swartz Faced A More Severe Prison Term Than Killers, Slave
care2.com - On Friday, Internet pioneer and open information
activist Aaron Swartz took his own life at the age of 26. At the
time of his death, Swartz was under indictment for logging into
JSTOR, a database of scholarly articles, and rapidly downloading
those articles with the intent to make them public. If Swartz
had lived to be convicted of the charges against him, he faced
50 years or more in a federal prison.
GOP congressman threatens impeachment if Obama uses executive
action for gun control
Daily Caller - Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened
Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment
against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control
measures with an executive order.... “I will seek to thwart this
action by any means necessary, including but not limited to
eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White
House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said
in a statement.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Rahm Emanuel: Take American People Out of 2nd
Infowars.com - Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff,
Rahm Emanuel, has proposed restricting the discussion over
firearm ownership in America to law enforcement. “Put the police
chief and the law enforcement community front and center,”
Emanuel told the Center for American Progress. “Everybody else,
from politician to whatever, take a backseat.”
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Former Dem Gov: “The good thing about Newtown is,
it was so horrific”
freedomoutpost.com - If you still think the Left really cares
about “the children,” especially in light of the Newtown,
Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, all you
need to do is see the glee they display in pushing their agenda
against guns and the Second Amendment. The latest example of
this is former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA).
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Patriot Kentucky Sheriff: I Will Not Enforce
Federal Gun Grabbing Laws
Steve Watson - In an emotional speech to residents, Sheriff
Denny Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky, held a town hall
meeting Saturday to reassure residents that as long as he is in
charge, federal gun grabbing laws will not be upheld in his
Lawmaker Plans Bill To Lift Immunity For Gun Manufacturers And
npr.org - Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., says he will introduce
legislation this week to roll back legal immunity for gun
manufacturers and dealers. Schiff tells NPR there's no need for
the 2005 law called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms
Act to remain on the books.... Schiff says his proposal would
allow lawsuits to move through federal and state courts if
plaintiffs could show that gun dealers or makers were negligent,
for example, by failing to protect their stores of weapons and
failing to keep customers who have felony convictions from
getting their hands on guns.
Psychiatric Drugs, Not A Lack Of Gun Control, Are The Common
Denominator In Murderous Violence
Lawrence Hunter, Contributor Forbes.com - In 2000, New York
legislators recognized the ubiquitous and unambiguous connection
between violence, especially gun violence and mass murder, and
the widespread prescribed use of psychiatric drugs. Senate Bill
7035 was introduced in the New York State Senate that year
requiring police agencies to report to the Department of
Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) on certain crimes and suicides
committed by a person who is using psychiatric drugs... [Forbes
pulled this article shortly after it was published, but it is
still available here.]
Killer teen sues doctors over Prozac
winnipegsun.com - A Manitoba teen who blames the antidepressant
Prozac for causing him to fatally stab his friend is taking the
controversial step of suing three doctors who treated him prior
to the killing, claiming they should be the ones on the
financial hook should his victim’s kin win a pending lawsuit
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Estimated 10,000 attend gun show
DALY CITY, Calif. (KGO) - Gun show organizers say they had
record attendance, about 10,000 thousand people showed up at the
Cow Palace. The people we spoke to said they came because they
fear that the president's task force on guns will result in
tighter restrictions on ammunition, clips, and especially
assault weapons. "I cannot believe the number of people and
cars," said gun show attendee Bob Daziel.
Report: Walmart Forbids Store Managers From Ordering More
Intel Hub - As gun and ammunition sales across the United States
skyrocket and store shelves are emptied of just about anything
related to weapons and accessories that may soon be banned by
the Federal Government, some of America’s largest and most well
known corporations are starting to take sides.
Interview - F. Michael Maloof
PBS - A few weeks after 9/11, Michael Maloof, then with the
Pentagon's Technology Security Operations, got a phone call
inviting him to join the Pentagon's Policy Counterterrorism
Evaluation Group... Maloof talks about the process he followed,
the inadequacies of the CIA's information, particularly on
weapons of mass destruction, and his own disappointment in how
the agency reacted to the Pentagon's intelligence initiative.
White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline
The Hill - The White House has informed House Budget Committee
Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline
for sending a budget to Congress. Acting Budget Director Jeff
Zients told Ryan in a letter delivered Friday that the budget
will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law.
New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent
Washington Examiner - An on-again, off-again move by the Obama
administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a
pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250
percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as
high as 46 cents, according to a new government study.
Get Gold Now: “I Remember 1980… They Were Lined Up Around the
SHTFPlan.com - Mainstream financial analysts want us to believe
that gold’s unprecedented rise throughout the last decade is
almost over – that it is just another bubble soon to pop.
Chrysler to build Jeeps in China and Russia
detroitnews.com - "As part of our global expansion of the Jeep
brand, there are some cars — that because of the price position
in the market — can never be made in the U.S. and exported,"
Marchionne told reporters on the sidelines of the North American
International Auto Show. "We're going to be announcing the first
step in the globalization of Jeep (in China). There's another
one that's going to come in Russia. These things are part of a
natural process of expansion."
Obama warns Republicans if debt ceiling isn't raised, then
American troops and Social Security checks won't be paid
Daily Mail - 'If congressional Republicans refuse to pay
America’s bills on time, Social Security checks and veterans’
benefits will be delayed,' Obama said. 'We might not be able to
pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business
owners.'... Obama also warned that food inspectors, air traffic
controllers and specialists who collect loose nuclear material
would not be paid.
716 patients at VA may have been exposed to HIV
Buffalo News - More than 700 patients at the Buffalo VA Medical
Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C
because of the inadvertent reuse of insulin pens that were
intended to be used only once. The possible reuse of the insulin
delivery devices occurred between Oct. 19, 2010, and Nov. 1,
2012, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said in a memo
sent Friday to local members of Congress, which The Buffalo News
Nine DIY home remedies to beat the flu even during an epidemic
(NaturalNews) Even during a flu epidemic, there's no reason to
fear becoming sick if you have the following home remedies on
hand. Some act to protect you ahead of time before even getting
sick, while others help you to recover after contracting the
How to treat respiratory tract infections with everyday foods
(NaturalNews) It is almost the peak of the winter season here in
the Northern Hemisphere, which means coughs, colds, influenza,
and various other respiratory ailments are on the rise. Such
conditions are typically the result of poor diet, low immunity,
and lack of natural sunlight exposure, among other things, but
developing them does not have to be inevitable, especially if
you take the proper preventive steps now to avoid them.
Six amazing foods for cleansing your colon naturally
(NaturalNews) Gastrointestinal problems are prolific in today's
society, and this is largely due to the fact that the modern
food supply is greatly lacking in the nutrients required for
healthy digestion (not to mention a widespread overload of
toxins from vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides). But the
good news is that a life of chronic digestive upset does not
have to rule the day, as simple dietary changes can help
significantly improve and even cure many colonic problems.
Junk Food Linked to Kids’ Asthma and Eczema
Telegraph - A research project involving more than 50 countries
found that teenagers who ate junk food three times a week or
more were 39 per cent more likely to get severe asthma. Younger
children were 27 per cent more at risk. Both were also more
prone to the eye condition rhino conjunctivitis, according to
The Sun newspaper. But just three weekly portions of fruit and
vegetables could cut that risk by 14 per cent in the younger
group and 11 per cent among the teens, it is believed.
5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You've Never Heard About
Green Med Info - Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D,
but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night,
burns fat and more...
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Breaking: Printable 30-Round AR Magazines Now
Available for Download, Seriously
Adan Salazar - In November’s issue of Infowars Magazine, we
wrote about Defense Distributed, a non-profit think tank
experimenting with the revolutionary technology of desktop 3D
printing. Defense Distributor's goal is to provide a website
that anyone in the world could visit to download the files
needed to literally print out a working firearm, aptly dubbed a
“wiki weapon,” using a 3D printer, a technology that’s already
available to the average citizen and is also becoming
Apple takes no prisoners, immediately blocks Java 7 on OS X 10.6
and up to protect Mac users
thenextweb.com - Apple on Thursday quietly disabled Java 7 on
Macs that already have the plug-in installed. The news comes
soon after we learned Mozilla added all recent versions of Java
on Friday to its Firefox add-on blocklist, meaning the former
beat the latter to the punch. The two companies are reacting to
yesterday’s news of
a new Java vulnerability.
Some pet food companies are scrambling to test their jerky treat
products for illegal drug residues
Susan Thixton - Information provided to
TruthaboutPetFood.com is showing some private label brands
and another large importer are scrambling to test their jerky
treat products for illegal drug residues and/or are taking their
own initiative to remove non-recalled jerky treat products from
China from store shelves.
in History - Monday - January 14, 2013
1784 - The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the
1858 - French emperor Napoleon III escaped an attempt on his life.
1873 - John Hyatt's 1869 invention ‘Celluloid’ was registered as a
1878 - Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain's
1907 - An earthquake killed over 1,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S.
President to fly in an airplane while in office. He flew from Miami, FL,
to French Morocco where he met with British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill to discuss World War II.
1952 - NBC's "Today" show premiered.
1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator. The new
company was called the American Motors Corporation.
1963 - George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama.
1969 - An explosion aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise off
Hawaii killed 25 crew members.
1993 - Television talk show host David Letterman announced he was moving
from NBC to CBS.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed
Kremlin accords to stop aiming missiles at any nation and to dismantle
the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.
1998 - Whitewater prosecutors questioned Hillary Rodham Clinton at the
White House for 10 minutes about the gathering of FBI background files
on past Republican political appointees.
1998 - In Dallas, researchers report an enzyme that slows the aging
process and cell death.
1999 - The impeachment trial of U.S. President Clinton began in
1999 - The U.S. proposed the lifting of the U.N. ceilings on the sale of
oil in Iraq. The restriction being that the money be used to buy
medicine and food for the Iraqi people.
2000 - The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new high when it closed at
11,722.98. Earlier in the session, the Dow had risen to 11,750.98. Both
records stood until October 3, 2006.
2002 - NBC's "Today" celebrated its 50th anniversary on television.
2004 - In St. Louis, a Lewis and Clark Exhibition opened at the Missouri
History Museum. The exhibit featured 500 rare and priceless objects used
by the Corps of Discovery.
2005 - A probe, from the Cassini-Huygens mission, sent back pictures
during and after landing on Saturn's moon Titan. The mission was
launched on October 15, 1997.
‘Egypt must prevent anti-Iran moves’
Press TV - A senior Iranian lawmaker has called on the Egyptian
government to prevent measures that could undermine the relations
between Tehran and Egypt. On Monday, Chairman of Iran's Majlis National
Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi urged the
Egyptian government to condemn an anti-Iran conference recently held in
Cairo and prevent future measures that could undermine the relations
between the two countries.
8 civilians killed in failed French operation in Somalia
Press TV - Somali witnesses say at least eight civilians were killed in
a recent botched operation carried out by French troops to free an
intelligence agent held hostage in Somalia.
Iran stages ‘modern warfare’ drill in Strait of Hormuz
RT - The naval force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC),
which is in charge of maintaining security in the Persian Gulf area,
held exercises near the port city of Bandar Abbas, which holds a
strategic position on the Strait of Hormuz. The main aim was to boost
its forces combat readiness, familiarize them with the latest drills,
and increase their response time.
China Warns Citizens To 'Prepare For The Worst' As It Sends Fighters To
East China Sea
Business Insider - After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into
disputed airspace with Japan, and Tokyo scrambling F-15s in response,
China's now sending fighters of its own on "routine flights" into the
East China Sea.
‘N Korea to conduct third nuclear test’
Press TV - "We've heard a North Korean official in Beijing told the
Chinese side that the North planned to carry out a nuclear test between
January 13-20,” Seoul-based Joongang Ilbo Daily quoted a South Korean
official as saying on Saturday.... While the UN Security Council is
seeking to impose further sanctions on Pyongyang for its recent launch
of a long-range rocket, there were speculations that the country has
planned to conduct another nuclear test.
VIDEO: France: Mali intervention to last 'as long as necessary'
RT - On Friday France began air strikes against the rebels. Backed by
international forces, the Malian army was able to stop the advance by
the Al-Qaeda-linked militants and recapture the key town of Konna, which
had been seized by insurgent forces earlier, said the country’s defense
France can use Algeria airspace on Mali
Press TV - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that
"Algeria has authorized the overflight of its territory." The
announcement came after French Rafale fighter jets targeted bases
belonging to rebels near the city of Gao in northern Mali.
Britain preparing for new Falklands War?
RT - A series of military options are being considered by UK defense
chiefs as tension mounts between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland
Islands, a report by the Sunday Telegraph claims. Extra troops, warships
and Typhoon combat aircraft could be dispatched to the islands if
needed, ahead of the March 11 referendum on the island’s future, the
newspaper claims, citing sources in Britain’s military.
Report: Rogue Nation Could “Hijack” Globalist-Patented Geo-Engineering
Jurriaan Maessen - The [Global Risks] report mentions several possible
scenario’s, or X-factors, which could occur in the coming year, among
which (page 57) a geoengineering nightmare, according to the report, “in
which a country or small group of countries precipitates an
international crisis by moving ahead with deployment or large-scale
research independent of the global community. The global climate could,
in effect, be hijacked by a rogue country or even a wealthy individual,
with unpredictable costs to agriculture, infrastructure and global
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The 25 Rules of Disinformation
Ron Paul warns journalists: You could be next on Obama's 'kill
Daily Caller -At a recent luncheon at the National Press Club,
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul warned journalists
that they could be placed on a “kill list” should the government
deem them a threat to national security.... “Can you imagine
being put on a list because you’re a threat?” an exasperated
Paul asked. “What’s going to happen when they come to the media?
What if the media becomes a threat? … This is the way this
works. It’s incrementalism.”
Obama’s ‘kill list’ critic found dead in New York City
Press TV - Prominent American blogger and computer prodigy Aaron
Swartz, who spoke against US President Barack Obama’s “kill
list” and cyber attacks against Iran, has been found dead in New
York. Police found the body of the 26-year-old in his apartment
in New York City borough of Brooklyn on Friday, said a
spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner. Brooklyn’s
chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide by hanging, but
no further detail is available about the mysterious death.
NY newspaper's gun permit disclosure leads to burglary, new
Daily Caller - A home burglary in White Plains, N.Y. that
appears related to a newspaper’s recent publication of
gun-permit holders will bring a legislative response Monday, in
the form of a new bill aimed at banning similar public
disclosures in the future. Newsday reported Sunday that burglars
broke into a 70-year-old man’s home intending to steal his gun
safe. The resident, and his address, were among 44,000
disclosures of lawful firearm permits that the Journal News, a
Westchester County, N.Y. newspaper, published on Dec. 24.
Sheriff Mack: Sheriffs CAN Block Federal Gun Control
canadafreepress.com - Here is a little known fact: ” ... no
matter what gun control laws are passed by the federal
government, they can only be enforced in your area if your
county sheriff allows them to be.” ” ... the county sheriff is
the highest governmental authority in his county and he does not
have to bow to the tyranny of the federal government if he deems
such actions to be unconstitutional or unlawful. In essence, the
county sheriff has more legal authority within his county than
the governor or the state or even the president of the United
Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home
Keith Koffler - As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama
opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun
restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s
home. Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which
made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to
save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed
anyway without his support.
YouTube: Ron Paul Texas Straight Talk for January 14, 2013
Ron Paul: Chuck Hagel & John Brennan Will Carry Out Obama's
Air Force eyes return of mobile nuclear missiles
nextgov.com - The Air Force has dusted off plans more than two
decades old to place fixed nuclear missiles on rail cars or
massive road vehicles to protect them from a surprise attack.
The service also wants to explore alternatives to traditional
missiles to carry nuclear warheads, which could include
hypersonic aircraft capable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in an
hour, said Phillip Coyle of the Center for Arms Control and
Non-Proliferation, a former associate director for national
security and international affairs in the Obama administration’s
Office of Science and Technology Policy.
US Drone Tweets Reveal 'Double Tap' Plan
Business Insider - NYU student Josh Begley is tweeting every
reported U.S. drone strike since 2002, and the feed highlights a
disturbing tactic employed by the U.S. that is widely considered
a war crime. Known as the "double tap," the tactic involves
bombing a target multiple times in relatively quick succession,
meaning that the second strike often hits first responders.
Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies
orlandosentinel.com - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is
experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn
loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer. Sheriff's spokesman
Jeff Williamson would not reveal specific uses for the drones,
larger versions of which are known for flying over tribal
regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan to drop bombs on suspected
terrorists. But Williamson did say Orange's remote-controlled
planes would not be armed.
Police drug search intrudes on husband's final moments with
Deseret News - A man says Vernal police disrupted an intimate
moment of mourning with his deceased wife of 58 years when they
searched his house for her prescription medication without a
warrant within minutes of her death... Mahaffey filed a federal
lawsuit Thursday, alleging police violated his Fourth and 14th
amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure and for
equal protection under the law, respectively.
Sandy Hook Scam Confirmed: Hard Evidence of Foreknowledge
nodisinfo.com - This conspiracy involves a vast number of
individuals, all working vigorously against the peoples’
interest. A key objective is to exploit the hoax to mobilizes
forces against guns rights. One of these individuals who is
involved in the premeditated attempt to impugn the right to bear
arms is Cheri Lovre, and it is she who helped confirm the scope
of this crime.
Patriotic Group To Build Armed 'Defensible' Neighborhood
CNS News - A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by
pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed
community to protect their liberty. The group, named Citadel,
intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in
western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000
families of patriotic Americans who "voluntarily choose to live
together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of Rightful
Police State Exercise at Missouri Mall
Kurt Nimmo - Considering the fact cops never stop “active
shooters,” one has to ask what the point is in closing a mall in
Missouri and conducting a training exercise.
Sweeping new gun laws proposed by influential liberal think tank
Washington Post - The Center for American Progress is
recommending 13 new gun policies to the White House — some of
them executive actions that would not require the approval of
Congress... CAP’s proposals — which include requiring universal
background checks, banning military-grade assault weapons and
high-capacity ammunition magazines, and modernizing data systems
to track gun sales and enforce existing laws — are all but
certain to face stiff opposition from the National Rifle
Association and its many allies in Congress.
YouTube: Napolitano: Obama Administration Wants to Go Beyond
Current Gun Control Proposals
Tonight on Special Report Judge Napolitano agreed with host Bret
Baier that the Obama Administration wants to go further in
restricting the Second Amendment than the current proposals they
are floating to the press.
NAPOLITANO: The right to shoot tyrants, not deer
Washington Times - The right of the people to keep and bear arms
is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a
hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated
from governmental interference by the Constitution and has
historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny.
If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to
The D.C. Clothesline - I feel that a lot of American citizens
feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the
government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for
this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small
independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to
lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you
decide what to do with those rights.
How to End the 'Gun Debate' Forever
Activist Post - Violence is driven by socioeconomic and cultural
factors, not the mere presence of firearms. The statistics
clearly show this... According to the FBI's 2011 analysis of
homicide in the United States, out of 8,500 gun-related
homicides, only 323 (3%) were committed using rifles of any kind
- including "assault rifles." Compared to knives and other
cutting instruments (1,694), blunt objects (496), and bare
hands/feet (728), rifles should be the least of the honest "gun
control" advocate's concerns.
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Petition to Try Feinstein For Treason Reaches Threshold For
White House Response
Paul Joseph Watson - A petition to try California Senator Dianne
Feinstein for treason as a response to her efforts to pass
draconian gun control legislation has surpassed the required
number of signatures that now mandates a White House response.
The petition, which was filed with the We The People website on
December 27, has already obtained over 29,000 signatures weeks
before the deadline of January 26.
18 Facts That Prove That Piers Morgan Is Flat Out Lying About
Activist Post - Piers Morgan is getting on television every
night and flat out lying to the American people about gun
control. Nearly every statistic that he quotes is inaccurate and
he fails to acknowledge a whole host of statistics that would
instantly invalidate the arguments that he is trying to make.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Mark Levin: "I Can Barely Contain My Fury At What
Is Going On"
Fox News - MARK LEVIN: No discussion on the news programs about
an imperial president exercising an authority he does not have
under our constitution. Nothing. No discussion about all the
lives saved and all the people protected as a result of the
Second Amendment. Nothing. They continue to perpetuate the lie,
the big lie that somehow, some new regulation, some new
government fiat would have prevented what happened in Newtown,
Connecticut. And then they pretend that they're for law
enforcement. They pretend that they're hard on crime when
Are Coca-Cola and Pepsi Lobbying the FDA for a GMO Labeling Law?
(NaturalNews) High-level executives from some of the U.S.'s
largest food corporations are meeting with the FDA behind closed
doors this week to lobby for a mandatory federal GMO labeling
law. Could it be that bad press and consumer backlash have
dulled the enthusiasm of these former biotech cheerleaders? Or
is Big Food just cozying up to the FDA so they can derail the
growing organic and anti-GMO movement, and finagle a federal
labeling law so toothless it won't be worth the ink it takes to
REPORT: Harry Reid fingered in bribery case...
sltrib.com - Embattled St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson
says new Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped broker a deal
in 2010 in which Johnson believed he was to pay Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation into
Johnson’s company go away.
VIDEO: Ben Swann Full Disclosure: The Man Who May Challenge
Reince Priebus For RNC Chair
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann of Full Disclosure interviews Mark
Willis (a Ron Paul delegate from Maine disenfranchised by the
RNC), the man who may bring a challenge to Reince Priebus for
RNC chairman position.
APNewsBreak: Rockefeller won't seek re-election
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The 75-year-old Democrat's decision,
coming at a time when his popularity in a conservative state had
been waning for sparring with the powerful mining industry and
supporting President Barack Obama, told The Associated Press
ahead of his formal announcement that it was time to retire.
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Millions noticing paychecks lighter today, due to payroll tax
Fox News - Gabriella Hoffman’s paycheck is a little lighter
today, thanks to a payroll tax increase that is forcing millions
of Americans to make the kind of tough budget cuts their
representatives in Washington lawmakers seem unwilling to
tackle. Hoffman, a 21-year-old Virginian who works at a
nonprofit, estimates her paycheck will be roughly $30 less this
biweekly pay period, or about $780 annually, thanks to the end
of a two-year cut on payroll taxes, which fund Social Security.
Obama to Dismantle Small Business Administration, Increase
Lloyd Chapman - President Obama has announced plans to
essentially dismantle the Small Business Administration (SBA) by
combining it with the Department of Commerce. The Department of
Commerce represents the interests of our nation's largest
corporate giants, not small businesses.... President Obama
claims that combining the SBA with the Department of Commerce
will save $300 million per year, but that's chump change
compared to the $9 billion he wants to add to our foreign aid
budget in 2013.
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VIDEO: Section 8 housing voucher distribution canceled after
thousands waiting in line get out of control
wxyz.com - 7 Action News is being told there were 1,000 vouchers
available and 5,000 people showed up trying to get one. The
crowd had grown overnight as more and more people arrived.
Witnesses say the line stretched for a mile down Lange Road.
Police say, when the time came for the vouchers to be
distributed, there was a mad rush for the door. Officers tried
to control the crowd, but couldn't.
Overcome diabetes with these powerful therapeutic herbs
(NaturalNews) If you or someone you know suffers from either
diabetes or pre-diabetes, it might come as a surprise to learn
that a life of endless insulin shots and blood glucose drugs is
not your only treatment option.
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Black tea consumption shown to lower risk of developing diabetes
It's true: You really can protect yourself against
electromagnetic radiation - here's how
(NaturalNews) Grounding the body as well as using key foods and
supplements improves resiliency to EMFs. Earthing is an
excellent practice to ward off the harmful effects of
electromagnetic fields. Simply stand barefoot on a dewy patch of
grass or walk along a sandy beach for at least ten minutes each
day..... A nutrient rich diet is also essential. Below is a list
of edibles and superfoods that protect against EMFs...
Top foods that chelate the body of heavy metals
(NaturalNews) Heavy metals in the human body contribute to
serious health problems. Toxic heavy metals such as mercury,
cadmium, lead, uranium and aluminum may enter the human body
through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. In
today's world, it is difficult to avoid exposure to any one or
more of these metals.
BPA exposure predisposes children to kidney damage, heart
(NaturalNews) Childhood exposure to the chemical bisphenol A
(BPA) is associated with changes in the body that predispose
people to heart and kidney disease later in life, according to a
study conducted by researchers from New York University and
published in the journal Kidney International.
Want to avoid the flu epidemic? Here's how to stay healthy with
(NaturalNews) Israeli researcher Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu of
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center has made it a life
mission to study the healing properties of elderberry. She found
20 percent of individuals suffering from the flu had significant
relief within 24 hours when
elderberry extract was consumed -- sore throat, coughing,
fever and muscle aches were reduced. Seventy-three percent felt
better after the second day. Within three days, 90 percent were
completely cured. Compare this with the usual week or so it
takes the average person to recover from the flu without
Flu epidemic strikes millions of Americans already vaccinated
against the flu
(NaturalNews) The USA is in an official flu pandemic panic right
now, with Boston declaring a public health emergency and
hospitals setting up flu treatment tents as if cities were war
zones. The CDC says it's the worst flu pandemic in a decade, and
it's of course urging everybody to get injected with flu
vaccines. But here's the dirty little secret the vaccine
industry doesn't want you to know: Most people getting the flu
right now are the same people who were vaccinated with the flu
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Supplements for flu prevention
(NaturalNews)The most important measure for flu prevention is to
take vitamin D3 (adults 5,000 IU, children 2,000 IU, and babies
1,000 IU) throughout the colder months of the year. Vitamin D is
essential for healthy immune function. Vitamin K2 will also
boost immune function (40+ mcg).
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Effective treatment for the flu
Synthetic Folic Acid May Contribute to Colorectal Cancer
Green Med Info - In more evidence that messing with nature can
have negative health consequences, a new study from Seattle's
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed that
synthetic folic acid supplementation may increase the risk of
colorectal cancer. This conclusion was determined using the
Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, which included
88,045 postmenopausal women who were tested and studied between
1993-1998, just following the mandated folic acid
supplementation requirement in the United States.
Big Pharma to start charging $1 million per patient for gene
(NaturalNews) Greedily clawing for new ways to generate as much
profit as logistically possible, the pharmaceutical industry has
taken a renewed interest in developing novel drugs for so-called
"orphan" diseases, or extremely rare health conditions that
affect only a miniscule percentage of the overall population.
Though the market for such drugs is small, it is currently the
fastest growing segment of the drug industry because drug
manufacturers are getting away with charging upwards of $1
million or more per patient who receives such treatments, and
nobody is doing anything to stop them.
Homeland Security warns to disable Java amid zero-day flaw
zdnet.com - Hackers have discovered a weakness in Java 7
security that could allow the installation of malicious software
and malware on machines that could increase the chance of
identity theft, or the unauthorized participation in a botnet
that could bring down networks or be used to carry out
denial-of-service attacks against Web sites.
Is a Planetary Cooling Spell Straight Ahead? NASA: We May Be On
the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event
Global Research - This week, scientists from the US Solar
Observatory and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have
discovered – to their great surprise – that the sun’s activity
is declining, and that we might experience the lowest solar
output we’ve seen since 1645-1715. The Register describes it in
dramatic tones: What may be the science story of the century is
breaking this evening.
Minority Report has arrived: Maryland and Pennsylvania using
computers to predict future crimes
Daily Mail - Instead of relying on parole officers to decide how
much supervision inmates will need on the outside by looking at
their records, the new system uses a computer algorithm to
decide for them.... The Minority Report-style software is
already being used in Baltimore and Philadelphia to predict
future murderers, and will be extended to Washington D.C. soon.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Saving Seeds: 7 Reasons Why and Dozens of Tips for How
Mother Earth News - When you save your own seeds, you are
joining a chain of farmers, gardeners and seed savers that dates
back to the Stone Age. All domestic crops were once wild plants
that early humans selected to feed themselves or, later, their
livestock. Today, gardeners save seeds for many reasons.
Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Private Label Chicken Tenders
Dog Chew Treats
Susan Thixton - LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets is
issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew
Treats because it may contain trace amounts of antibiotic
residue. The UPC, located on the back right-hand corner of the
product, is 41415-18527 and the product comes in a 3.5oz bag.
This product was sold in Publix grocery stores in Florida,
Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
IMS Trading Corp to voluntarily withdraw Cadet Brand Chicken
Jerky Treat Products
Susan Thixton - IMS Trading Corp today announced it is
voluntarily withdrawing its Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat
products sold in the United States until further notice.
Is there More to the Jerky Treat Story
Susan Thixton - Was it the illegal antibiotic residue that New
York Department of Agriculture found in a sample of Waggin Train
and Milo's Kitchen chicken jerky treats that caused the deaths
and illnesses of U.S. pets? Was the FDA aware of the drug
residues all along? Were treat manufacturers (importers) aware
of the drug residues? Some very concerning questions.
YouTube: Embrace Life - always wear your seat belt
Without a single word, this says it all
VIDEO: Which is the Guilty Dog?
Mans' best friend seem to have no problem ratting out their friends.
in History - Friday - January 11, 2013
1805 - The Michigan Territory was created.
1815 - U.S. General Andrew Jackson achieved victory at the Battle of New
Orleans. The War of 1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with
the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The news of the signing had not
reached British troops in time to prevent their attack on New Orleans.
1861 - Alabama seceded from the United States.
1867 - Benito Juarez returned to the Mexican presidency, following the
withdrawal of French troops and the execution of Emperor Maximilian.
1878 - In New York, milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first
time by Alexander Campbell.
1902 - "Popular Mechanics" magazine was published for the first time.
1913 - The first sedan-type car was unveiled at the National Automobile
Show in New York City. The car was manufactured by the Hudson Motor
1922 - At Toronto General Hospital, Leonard Thompson became the first
person to be successfully treated with insulin.
1935 - Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman to fly solo from
Hawaii to California.
1938 - In Limerick, ME, Frances Moulton assumed her duties as the first
woman bank president.
1942 - Japan declared war against the Netherlands. The same day,
Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.
1943 - The United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing
extraterritorial rights in China.
1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said
that smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard.
1973 - The Open University awarded its first degrees.
1978 - Two Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule linked up with
the Salyut 6 orbiting space station, where the Soyuz 26 capsule was
1988 - U.S. Vice President George Bush met with representatives of
independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to answer questions about the
1991 - An auction of silver and paintings that had been acquired by the
late Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda, brought in a total of $20.29
million at Christie's in New York.
2000 - The merger between AOL and Time Warner was approved by the U.S.
government with restrictions.
2000 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the second Vietnam Veterans
Memorial commemorative stamp in a ceremony at The Wall.
2001 - The Texas Board of Criminal Justice released a review of the
escape of the "Texas 7." It stated that prison staff missed critical
opportunities to prevent the escape by ignoring a fire alarm, not
reporting unsupervised inmates and not demanding proper identification
Iran refutes cyber strike allegations
Press TV - Iran’s mission to the United Nations has dismissed
allegations of the Iranian government being behind cyber attacks on the
US banking system. The mission said in a statement on Thursday that the
Islamic Republic condemns any use of malware that target important
service-providing institutes by violating the national sovereignty of
Venezuela's government starts new term
Press TV - Despite the absence of President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s
government has launched a new presidential term amid a display of
Series of bombings kill 115 in Pakistan
RT - A string of bombings across Pakistan killed 115 on Thursday in one
of the deadliest days in the country's recent history. A large portion
of the victims were killed in twin attacks on a billiard hall in Quetta,
in the country's southwest.... The blasts killed and injured rescue
workers, police and journalists as well as residents socializing at the
pool hall.... Militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which is known for its
terrorist acts targeting Shiites, claimed responsibility for the
blasts.... Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were also targeted Thursday
as a bomb hit a commercial area in Quetta.
They Are Getting Ready: “No Obvious Reason” For Why China Is Massively
Boosting Stockpiles of Rice, Iron Ore, Precious Metals, Dry Milk
Mac Slavo - If there were ever a sign that something is amiss, this may
very well be it. United Nations agricultural experts are reporting
confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of
rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the
575,000 tons imported in 2011. The confusion stems from the fact that
there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has
been no rice shortage in China.
India Signs Mandatory GMO Labeling into Law
Natural Society - The country’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs makes
declared in a June 5, 2012 notice that all GMO-containing packaged foods
must be labeled by January 1, 2013 or face legal repercussions. Each
package containing GM ingredients will clearly be labeled directly on
the prime real estate of the package as ‘GM’. A warning that many heads
of organizations and even bodies within the Indian government are
praising for its ability to inform individuals as to what they are
really feeding their family.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Piers Morgan stands on Shooting Victims' Graves says
Breitbarts' Ben Shapiro
12160.info - Breitbarts Ben Shapiro OWNS Piers Morgan on the gun
VIDEO: Reality Check: Executive Order For Gun Control. Can It
(FOX19) - Vice President Joe Biden continues his talks with
leaders on both sides of the gun control issue today. But it was
what Biden eluded to yesterday that got people talking. The
possibility that President Obama might use an Executive Order to
regulate firearms. Could it happen?
VIDEO: DHS Source Confirms Alex Was Being Stalked
Infowars.com - After Doug Hagmann, of the Northeast Intelligence
Network, learned that Jones was appearing on the CNN program, he
contacted his DHS insider source who told him that federal
agents were indeed “assigned to follow Alex Jones during his
visit to New York.” From HomelandSecurityUS.com: “Bumper lock
him. Make it obvious. Do whatever you can, just make sure he
knows. Handle him as a hostile.”
Obama signs protection bill for former presidents
CNS News - The measure Obama signed Thursday applies to
presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and
former President George W. Bush. It reverses a 1994 law that
ended Secret Service protection 10 years after a president
leaves office. Under that law, the Homeland Security secretary
could extend such protection on a temporary basis.
VIDEO/Article: War of the Words in the Gun Debate
Daily Paul - New video by YouTuber AmidsTheNoise, a follow up to
his first video Choose Your Own Crime Stats...
Wyoming Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Protection’ Legislation
Aaron Dykes - Last week, we saw the positive news of a small
town Chief of Police in Pennsylvania who is proposing an
ordinance to ‘preserve the 2nd Amendment’ and nullify any and
all policies or attempts at enforcement from the federal, state
or local level that violate the right to keep and bear arms.
Now, as predicted, others are modeling legislation on this same,
or at least similar, grounds.
All out of ammo: US cops can’t stay stocked up as gun and bullet
RT - A spike in gun and ammunition sales has caused a nationwide
shortage that has delayed police training exercises and is
putting a substantial amount of weaponry in civilian hands.
Police in Atlanta, Georgia have been forced to delay training
exercises due to a shortage of ammunition. The police department
has put orders for more bullets on back-order, while officers
are being deprived of the training that makes them capable of
Americans never give up your guns
PRAVDA.Ru - These days, there are few things to admire about the
socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at
least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use
deadly force to defend one's self and possessions. This will
probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers,
but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed
societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under
Report: Calif. high school; shooter detained after only 2 shot
USA Today - A suspect was taken into custody at Taft Union High
School, according to KERO, which reports that it got a tip on
the shooting from people hiding in closets inside the school.
KGET-TV quotes Kern County fire officials as saying the shooting
victim was airlifted to Kern Medical Center with unknown
injuries and that a second person, with minor injuries, refused
treatment at the scene.
VIDEO: Man Shoots Robbery Suspect, Protects 2-Month-Old Son
10tv.com - The suspect took Smith's money and started to flee
the scene as he pointed the gun back at Smith and his child.
That's when Smith pulled out his own gun and fired at the
America Can be a Scary Place for Americans
Salem-News.com - We are a nation of rules and laws, with over
40,000 new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2012, alone.
With such a minefield, even for the most sober citizen, it is
easy to slide down the rabbit hole. Not see a construction zone
sign; it could cost you dearly. Overdrawn at the bank; there are
fees and penalties. Recently, in Oklahoma there was a 21 car
pileup on an icy street and every driver received a $252 ticket.
NYPD ‘get out of jail free’ cards selling for top-dollar on eBay
RT - For $100 or less, eBay users can now purchase the ‘get out
of jail free’ cards for personal use. Friends and family of NYPD
officers are often handed police union cards, which reportedly
lets some traffic offenders get away with minor crimes. Flashing
an official “Gold Shield Association” cards to a police officer
indicates a close association with another member of law
Washington GMO initiative easily clears signatures bar, gets
strong poll support
foodnavigator-usa.com - Supporters of a Washington State ballot
initiative that would require GMO labeling have turned in more
than 340,000 signatures to the secretary of state's office, well
in excess of the number required for certification, the campaign
said. Supporters said early polls show strong support for the
Paul’s Mideast tour fuels talk of 2016 White House run
Washington Times - Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t explicitly deny his
eight-day visit to the Holy Land represents the launch of a 2016
Republican presidential nomination run. “I consider it as more
an effort to become part of an international stage,” the
freshman Kentucky Republican said. But at least some of the 40
evangelical Protestant leaders traveling with Mr. Paul think
The Federal Government Hands Out Money To 128 Million Americans
Economic Collapse - The number of Americans receiving money
directly from the federal government has grown from 94 million
in the year 2000 to over 128 million today. A shocking new
research paper by Patrick Tyrrell and William W. Beach contains
that statistic and a whole bunch of other very revealing
numbers. According to their research, the federal government
hands out money to 41.3 percent of the entire population of the
United States each month. Overall, more than 70 percent of all
federal spending goes to what they call "dependence-creating
VIDEO: MF UNTOUCHABLE: Corzine Wins Again
Daily Bail - A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by
former MF Global customers to depose the collapsed brokerage's
former chief, Jon Corzine. In a written ruling in U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, Judge Martin Glenn said the
Commodity Customer Coalition, which had sought permission to
question Corzine and other former MF Global insiders, lacked
standing because it is not a direct creditor in the case.
VIDEO/Article: Ben Swann Reality Check: Does President Obama
have the authority to sidestep Congress on the debt ceiling?
(FOX19) - Twenty-one Democrats have sent a letter to President
Obama telling him not to bother fighting with House Republicans
over the debt ceiling. Instead, they say he should just use any
authority possible to prevent the nation from going into
default. Under the 14th Amendment, those members of Congress say
the President has that authority. But does he?
They’re back: Unexplained ‘booming noises’ reported from South
Carolina to California
From the Trenches - The loud explosion that jolted North
Hollywood on Tuesday night remained a mystery the next morning,
authorities said. An officer at the Los Angeles Police
Department’s North Hollywood station said police searched the
area for a half an hour Tuesday night but had no luck in
determining what caused the sound. The officer said police
received numerous calls about the noise. At about 9:30 p.m.,
numerous people began tweeting about a loud explosion.
Flu (Scare) Season Goes Into Overdrive
Activist Post - Each year seems to hit a new level of hype
surrounding the seasonal flu. The pharmaceutical-media complex
is drooling over the latest "outbreak," which has resulted in
Boston declaring a "Health Emergency." Additionally, nurses are
being denied the right to refuse flu vaccinations, even on
religious grounds, and are being fired for any resistance.
However, fine details are normally not the strong suit of
corporate media, so that is where we must look before we decide
to go into full-blown panic mode and start lining up to get
jabbed with the latest vaccine concoction.
New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public
Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms
NY Times - Some of the most common and most powerful
prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted
sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public
hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort
to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic
of prescription drug abuse.
Farley: ‘Severe’ Strain Of Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions In
New York City
CBS News - Officials said a full 5 percent of emergency room
visits are flu-related. “It’s a bad year. We’ve got lots of flu,
it’s mainly type AH3N2, which tends to be a little more severe.
So we’re seeing plenty of cases of flu and plenty of people sick
with flu,” Farley told reporters including WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb.
CoQ10 helps heal neurodegenerative disease: Study
(NaturalNews) Most of us know the value of CoQ10 for heart
health. Now a recent case report has demonstrated that CoQ10 may
be of value for reversing even extreme neurodegenerative
diseases. This case report involved a 75-year-old with what is
considered one of the most irreversible progressive
neurodegenerative diseases known: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Black cumin oil is the most important oil you can put in your
(NaturalNews) Black cumin is now a viable option to treat and/or
heal people afflicted with auto-immune diseases which are a
leading cause of death and disability for many. In 2010, there
were approximately 23.5 million Americans afflicted with
auto-immune diseases which include more than 80 serious
diseases. Some of the types are rare and some quite common like
rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Celiac disease and Crohn's disease.
Still, black cumin heals more than just auto-immune diseases
such as cancer, diabetes, baldness, asthma and migraines. It
eliminates parasites and even helps with menstrual blood flow.
How to calm IBS without prescription drugs
(NaturalNews) More than 50 million Americans suffer from some
form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a mysterious health
condition that can manifest itself in many forms including upset
stomach, constipation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flatulence,
and heartburn. Though distinctly less severe than inflammatory
bowel conditions like Crohn's disease, which can cause damaging
ulcers in the bowel, IBS is still a greatly discomforting
condition that deprives its victims of vitality and well-being.
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant
Washington Post - The Institute of Medicine is out with a
sweeping look at how the American health care system stacks up
against other industrialized countries. The big takeaway is
similar to other research: While the United States spends more
on health care, patient outcomes lag behind peer nations.
Vaccine Tax to Fund the U.S. Deficit?
Activist Post - Two bills were introduced into Congress: H.R.
6687 in the House of Representatives and S.3716 in the Senate.
The House bill stated it was introduced To amend the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal
influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
Avoid the Pharmacy: Fight the Flu with Remedies from the Kitchen
Activist Post - This year’s flu promises to be one of the worst
on record. The CDC estimates that over 200,000 flu victims will
be hospitalized. The aggressive strain of H3N2v was not included
in this year’s vaccine, so even if you got jabbed (and believe
that the flu shot is effective) you’d still be at risk for this
nasty virus. According to the CDC, H3N2v is mutation of the
Over 40 Plant-Based Compounds Halt the Spread of Cancer
Natural Society - Cancer wouldn’t be as fatal or as tragic if it
didn’t spread. If cancer was a cluster of diseased cells, it
would be more easily treatable. But, it’s the spread of cancer,
also known as metastasis, that makes it so volatile, so
difficult to stop. A study recently published in Cancer and
Metastasis Reviews looks at how a plant-based diet can stop this
spread, working to halt cancer in its tracks.
11 Home Remedies for Various Ailments
Natural Society - Admittedly, some old-fashioned cures are best
left in history books, but the ones we’ve included here are
backed by modern researchers and scientists and great-grandma’s
stubborn insistence. She didn’t have Neosporin in her bathroom
cabinet growing up, and what with all the ills of modern
allopathic medicine and toxin-ridden pharmaceuticals, maybe you
shouldn’t either. Nature, after all, offers affordable,
effective, and less harmful treatments.
Hand Held X-ray Devices on The Horizon As Engineers Develop
Compact Sources of Radiation Emitting Scanners
Waking Times - Scientists and engineers appear to be playing a
very dangerous game when it comes to scanning technology. How
many more radiation emitting devices can people take? A
University of Missouri engineering team has invented a compact
source of X-rays and other forms of radiation. The radiation
source, which is the size of a stick of gum will be incorporated
in devices as small as a cell phone, but emitting ionizing
radiation while allowing the device to be easily portable.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farmers demand an appeal in Monsanto GMO case
A group of farmers are in Washington, DC this week to demand
that the federal court reconsiders a case against biotech giants
Monsanto. Last February, District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald
dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade
Association in which the plaintiffs sought legal protection from
Monsanto, a billion-dollar corporation that has grown
exponentially in recent years to become a dominating figure in
the American agricultural market. Small time farmers say there
is a reason for that, though, and they want the courts to do
something about it.
in History - Thursday - January 10, 2013
1861 - Florida seceded from the United States.
1863 - Prime Minister Gladstone opened the first section of the London
Underground Railway system, from Paddington to Farringdon Street.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
1901 - Oil was discovered at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, TX.
1920 - The League of Nations ratified the Treaty of Versailles,
officially ending World War I with Germany.
1920 - The League of Nations held its first meeting in Geneva.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt sailed from Miami, FL, to
Trinidad becoming the 1st American President to visit a foreign country
1946 - The first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly took
place with 51 nations represented.
1949 - Vinyl records were introduced by RCA (45 rpm) and Columbia (33.3
1951 - Donald Howard Rogers piloted the first passenger jet on a trip
from Chicago to New York City.
1957 - Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the
resignation Anthony Eden.
1971 - "Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke.
The introduction drama series was "The First Churchills."
1978 - The Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz capsule
for a rendezvous with the Salyut VI space laboratory.
1981 - In El Salvador, Marxist insurgents launched a "final offensive".
1984 - The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic
relations for the first time in more than a century.
2000 - It was announced that Time-Warner had agreed to buy America
On-line (AOL). It was the largest-ever corporate merger priced at $162
billion. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the deal on
December 14, 2000.
2001 - American Airlines agreed to acquire most of Trans World Airlines
(TWA) assets for about $500 million. The deal brought an end to the
financially troubled TWA.
2002 - In France, the "Official Journal" reported that all women could
get the morning-after contraception pill for free in pharmacies.
2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global
nuclear arms control treaty and that it had no plans to develop nuclear
2007 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.3 million feature length films
sold and 50 million television episodes sold.
Australia announces new sanctions against Iran over nuclear program
Press TV - In a statement on Thursday, Australian Foreign Minister Bob
Carr said that the new sanctions target Iran’s financial, trade, energy
and transport sectors... Carr claimed that the sanctions aim to mount
pressure on Iran over its nuclear obligations and to force the country
to abide by the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
U.N. wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions
Washington Post - The U.N. Department of Peacekeeping has notified
Congo, Rwanda and Uganda that it intends to deploy a unit of at least
three unarmed surveillance drones in the eastern region of Congo. The
action is the first step in a broader bid to integrate unmanned aerial
surveillance systems, which have become a standard feature of Western
military operations, into the United Nations’ far-flung peacekeeping
And ICE Conducting Biometric Identity Operations Across East Africa
stratrisks.com - Africa (AFRICOM) command and its Identity Resolution
Team now cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for
conducting operations in Eastern Africa. Objective: to identify some
“bad actors” (KST to known suspected terrorists, the SIA for special
interest alien): traffickers, criminal, terrorists likely to attempt to
travel to the United States.
Japan Explores War Scenarios with China
thediplomat.com - As Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party national defense
task force announced on Jan. 8 that it would increase the nation’s
defense budget by more than 100 billion yen ($1.15 billion), three of
five scenarios explored by the defense ministry recently involve the
Self-Defense Forces squaring off against the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
European Union Set to Ban Cash Transactions Over 500 Euros
Intel Hub - “Any transaction in excess of 500 euros will soon only be
allowed via credit or debit card or by check, according to a plan by the
Finance Ministry aimed at combating tax evasion. The ceiling for cash
transactions is to be lowered from 1,500 euros today to 500 euros and
could be reduced further over in the course of 2013...."
By The Numbers: 20 Facts About The Collapse Of Europe That Everyone
Economic Collapse - Sadly, most Americans are paying very little
attention to what is going on across the Atlantic. But they should be
watching, because this is what happens when nations accumulate too much
debt. The United States has the biggest debt burden of all, and
eventually what is happening over in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and
Greece is going to happen over here as well.
Police in post offices as Scotland Yard axes 65 stations across London
Guardian - Officers to set up shop in post offices and supermarkets as
Met seeks to boost public confidence and meet £500m budget cuts....
Within six months a pilot of putting police officers into post offices
will be unveiled.... [Deputy mayor] Greenhalgh said the public would be
able to meet police officers in other places such as supermarkets or
libraries. The use of post offices as a base for officers was being
pursued, he said.
EU launches public consultation on sweetener aspartame
AFP - The EU's food safety agency on Tuesday launched a public
consultation on its draft scientific opinion regarding the safety of the
artificial sweetener aspartame.... The experts looked at the possible
adverse effects of phenylalanine, one of aspartame's breakdown products,
on the developing fetus. Phenylalanine is known to be toxic at high
First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America
US News - In a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American
Medical Association, a group of scientists led by Vanessa Allen of
Public Health Ontario, found that 6.7 percent of patients with gonorrhea
at a Toronto clinic still had the disease after a round of
cephalosporins, the last effective oral antibiotic used to treat the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: GOA's Larry Pratt on Piers Morgan
Daily Paul - CNN News Jan 9, 2013.
White House Rejects Petition to Deport Piers Morgan
NY Observer - “When discussing the Second Amendment, Keep the
First in Mind,” is the official position the White House is
taking in response an online petition to deport Piers Morgan for
attacking the Second Amendment. The petition garnered 109,334
signatures since it went up on December 21.
Prominent rifle manufacturer killed in mysterious car crash days
after posting psych drug link to school shooters
(NaturalNews) What you are about to read is astonishing. I'm not
even sure what's the right conclusion to draw from it. But
here's what we know so far...
VIDEO: Pastor Manning: Pray for Alex Jones’ Safety
Infowars.com - Paster James David Manning outlines why Alex
Jones needs our prayers now more than ever, as those seeking gun
control have called for violence against him in attempt to
silence his voice. May God keep Alex from harm.
VIDEO/Article: Gen. McChrystal Throws Weight Behind Effort to
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal threw his weight behind the
government effort to rollback the Second Amendment on
Tuesday.... McChrystal’s comments on Morning Joe were not
one-off. Later in the day, the former commander of U.S. Forces
in Afghanistan went on The Daily Show to call for taking
firearms away from civilians. “I don’t want them on our streets,
I don’t want them in our schools,” McChrystal told host John
Stewart. “I don’t think that most people are prepared to carry
One Million AR-15 Magazines On Backorder
CNS News - According to the gun review site, "Haus of Guns,"
backorders for the Magpul AR-15 30-round magazine ("PMAG") have
surpassed one million.
Dana Safety Supply Stops Selling Semi Auto Rifles to Civilians
So Sheriff Pulls His Business
gunssavelives.net - Dana Safety Supply has stated that they will
no longer sell AR-15 style rifles to civilians and will reserve
those rifles for sale only to “law enforcement” only.... One
Sheriff in Oconee County wasn’t too fond of the new policy.
VIDEO: Biden Says Obama to Use “Executive Action” to Restrict
Kurt Nimmo - “The president is going to act,” said Biden. “There
are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be
taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling
it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the
cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is
Obama’s Gun Task Force Member Has Son Convicted Of Planning
School Mass Murder
freedomoutpost.com - In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary
School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Barack Obama
established a task force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden, to
come up with solutions to end gun violence. However, one of the
members of Biden’s task force has a son that has been convicted,
not just charged, but convicted, of planning a mass murder at a
high school in Massachusetts in 2004.
Georgia Gun Sales and Permit Applications Soar Post-Newtown
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Gun sales and permit requests
have surged across metro Atlanta since the Connecticut school
massacre last month, a trend many say will continue as Congress
considers tougher gun control measures.
The Big List of Who Hates Guns
Daily Caller - The following organizations have lent monetary,
grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun
organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their
name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun
legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane
Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign
Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the
Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have
officially endorsed anti-gun positions.
Colorado theater shooting "mini-trial" ends
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A hearing laying out the evidence
against the accused gunman in the Colorado theater shooting
ended Wednesday with the defense deciding not to call witnesses
to attest to James Holmes' mental health. The judge said he will
rule by Friday on whether Holmes should stand trial. If the
judge decides he should be tried, Holmes could enter a plea at a
hearing scheduled that day.
Planned Parenthood Touts over 333,000 Babies Aborted in 2011
Breitbart - And the American genocide continues, with 333,964
murders in 2011. That’s the figure proudly released by Planned
Parenthood Federation of America in their report delineating how
many abortions they performed in fiscal 2011. Doing some simple
math reveals that the number of abortions performed equates to
one abortion every 94 seconds.
VIDEO/Article: Supreme Court to decide whether police can take
your blood without your permission
NBC News - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday
in a landmark Fourth Amendment case that could clear up almost
50 years of uncertainty over the constitutionality of blood
tests that are taken without a suspect's consent. The case
involves a traffic stop in Missouri, but its ramifications could
range far wider, potentially rewriting drunk-driving laws in all
Fake News: LAPD, Media Tout Rocket Launcher Seizure That Wasn't
Breitbart -The L.A. Police Department had big news on December
27. They had seized a pair of rocket launchers! This, of course,
would have been shocking news if only they really had found
"rocket launchers" in the City of Angels.
Texas Judge Rules Schools Can Force RFID Chips on Students
Activist Post - One student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was
suspended for refusing to wear the tracking device and took the
matter to court. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia
ruled in favor of the school district claiming they have the
right to expel Hernandez for refusing to abide by school
requirements. By default the judge ruled that the school had the
right to force children to be treated like cattle while on
VIDEO/Article: Kids Visiting Disney World To Be Tracked By
“Magical” RFID Wristbands
Steve Watson - Theme park prepares children for very real police
state. NBC reports that Disney World In Orlando, “The Most
Magical Place On Earth”, is to implement wireless-RFID tracking
wristbands for visitors, enabling theme park officials to
collect information such as purchasing and riding patterns as
well as location data. The report notes that the wristbands will
be linked to customers’ names and credit-card information, and
will function as room keys and park entry passes.
VIDEO: 100% foolproof solution to stop TSA from stealing your
valuables out of your carry-on bag
tv.naturalnews.com - Here’s a 100% foolproof solution to stop
the TSA from stealing your valuables. Watch as Mike Adams, the
Health Ranger, explains how you can fly with gold coins,
expensive electronics, cameras and iPads without having any of
them stolen by TSA thieves (who routinely steal such items and
sell them on eBay)
Chief of Staff Jacob Lew Picked for Treasury, Despite Bailout
Aaron Dykes - Jacob Lew has now been chosen for Secretary of the
Department of the Treasury, after playing musical chairs in
Obama’s cabinet, shifting from Budget Manager (OMB) to Chief of
Staff, the position he currently holds. Lew was previously
mentioned on Obama’s short list for Treasury once Geithner steps
down. He is, predictably, also a member of the Council on
Foreign Relations (CFR), the Brookings Institute and other top
globalist confab circles.
VIDEO/Article: AIG Rejects Ex-CEO Greenberg’s Bailout Suit
Bloomberg - American International Group Inc. (AIG) opted
against joining its former chief executive officer in a lawsuit
against the U.S. after lawmakers said the case was an insult to
taxpayers who bailed out the insurer.
Federal Reserve May Pause Quantitative Easing
Activist Post - An obscure report that the Federal Reserve may
suspend the monetization of purchasing Treasury Bonds has the
smell of disinformation. The perennial efforts to lift economic
spirits with the beginning of a New Year often are packed with
wishful thinking. Quantitative Easing is being treated as a
useful tool for turning on and off the spigot of liquidity
infusion. In reality, the results of the massive origination of
debt created monies fundamental purpose is to save the
commercial banks from insolvency.
Infographic: America’s PhDs on Food Stamps
onlinecolleges.net - Find out why some high-level college degree
holders are struggling to get out of poverty and reliance of
Why You Should Avoid Afternoon Surgery
Dr. Mercola - A study conducted by Duke University researchers
found that adverse events related to surgical anesthesia were
more frequent for surgeries started between 3 pm and 4 pm than
they were for those that began early in the morning, at 7 am.1
After analyzing more than 90,000 surgeries, researchers found
that adverse events such as nausea, vomiting and postoperative
pain were more common in the afternoon surgeries.
Vitamin D builds stronger muscles
(NaturalNews) Working out and want to build stronger muscles
without dangerous steroids? Getting older and worried you are
losing muscle strength? New research just published in the
January edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the
journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, concludes
there could well be an all-natural answer. An association
between vitamin D and significantly stronger muscles was found
that could not be explained away by other factors.
Seven natural products to use for all of your body care needs
(NaturalNews) The skin is the largest organ in the body and
everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the
bloodstream. There are many toxic chemicals added to commercial
body care products that have been shown to affect the body's
immune system, reproductive system and nervous system. However,
there are many natural products that can be used in all of your
body care needs. Here are seven inexpensive natural ingredients
that can be used to replace the unnecessary chemicals in many of
your personal care products.
What's in your salt shaker? The fascinating varieties of salt
and how to use them
(NaturalNews) Let's get right to the point -- most people love
salt. Perfecting how to eat salt is an art most have not yet
discovered. Not all salts are equal. Alton Brown of Food Network
Fame explains that all salt is sea salt from one time or
another, even if it's found in the Himalayas.
Are Statin Drugs Killing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fat?
Green Med Info - There is a growing awareness that the
unintended, adverse health effects of cholesterol-lowering
statin drugs far outweigh their purported benefits. But new
research now indicates that these chemicals may even be
interfering with the heart-protective effects of beneficial
fatty acids in those who are on them.
Sleep Hormone Melatonin Linked to Weight Loss, Heart Disease
Natural Society - According to a study conducted at the
University of Granada, melatonin can be quite helpful in
controlling weight and increasing “good” cholesterol while
decreasing “bad” cholesterol.
Review: Aereo makes it tempting to cut cable TV
NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadcast networks make many of their shows
available on the Internet, but you usually have to wait at least
a day after an episode airs on television. A subscription
service called Aereo breaks those shackles and makes network
programs available right away.... The biggest caveat is the fact
that broadcast networks are suing to shut it down. More on that
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
After Victory, Raw Milk Farmer Faces Same Charges in Different
Activist Post - Last September, Alvin Schlangen and his many
supporters witnessed a victory when three charges were dropped
against him in Hennepin county, Minnesota thanks to jury
nullification. But now he is facing six charges in Stearns
county - his home county - three of which are identical to the
ones he was acquitted of just a few months ago in Hennepin.
Those included selling raw milk, operating without a food
license, and handling adulterated food.
Create this mini root cellar to preserve your root vegetables
Mother Earth News - Carrots will stay sweet and crisp all winter
with this nifty, mini root cellar located right in the garden.
The instructions couldn't be simpler: All you need is a bucket,
a straw bale and a shovel and you can whip up a miniature root
cellar in no time.
Waggin Train/Canyon Creek Jerky Treat Recall
Susan Thixton - Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and its wholly
owned subsidiary Waggin’ Train, LLC today announced it is
voluntarily withdrawing its Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch
brand dog treats sold in the United States until further notice.
MIlo's Kitchen Recalls Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers
Susan Thixton - Milo’s Kitchen® today announced that it is
voluntarily recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers
home-style dog treats from retailer shelves nationally. No other
Milo’s Kitchen® products are affected.
in History - Wednesday - January 9, 2013
1848 - The first commercial bank was established in San Francisco, CA.
1861 - The state of Mississippi seceded from the United States.
1894 - The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company put the first
battery-operated switchboard into operation in Lexington, MA.
1902 - New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public.
1929 - The Seeing Eye was incorporated in Nashville, TN. The company's
purpose was to train dogs to guide the blind.
1936 - The United States Army adopted the semi-automatic rifle.
1937 - The first issue of "Look" went on sale. Within a month, "Look"
became a biweekly magazine.
1940 - Television was used for the first time to present a sales meeting
to convention delegates in New York City.
1951 - The United Nations headquarters officially opened in New York
1969 - The supersonic aeroplane Concorde made its first trial flight, at
1972 - The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was destroyed by fire in Hong
1972 - British miners went on strike for the first time since 1926.
1984 - Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers in the "Where's the
Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's.
1986 - Kodak got out of the instant camera business after 10 years due
to a loss in a court battle that claimed that Kodak copied Polaroid
1991 - U.S. secretary of state Baker and Iraqi foreign minister Aziz met
for 61/2 hours in Geneva, but failed to reach any agreement that would
forestall war in the Persian Gulf.
1995 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Poliakov, 51, completed his 366th day in
outer space aboard the Mir space station, breaking the record for the
longest continuous time spent in outer space.
2002 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was pursuing a
criminal investigation of Enron Corp. The company had filed for
bankruptcy on December 2, 2001.
2003 - Archaeologists announced that they had found five more chambers
in the tomb of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor. The rooms were
believed to cover about 750,000 square feet.
'KSA mulls shifting policy toward Syria’
Press TV - The consolidation of Syrian military’s positions across the
country and the withdrawal of foreign-backed militants from their
strongholds have fuelled speculations that Saudi Arabia is considering
shifting its policy towards Syria, a report says. A recent report
released by the Lebanese As-Safir daily has suggested a likely
withdrawal of Saudi Arabia from among the list of foreign states that
are funding and supporting the Syrian opposition.
Syrian rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranians held captive since
August, Iranian state TV reported Wednesday, part of what appeared to be
the first major prisoner swap of the civil war. The deal - reportedly
coordinated by a Turkish Islamic aid group - will also involve the
release of more than 2,000 held by Bashar Assad's regime,
Over 200 Afghan policemen poisoned
Press TV - Local officials said the incident took place in a police
station in Marmul district on Tuesday night. Nobody has yet claimed
responsibility for the poisoning whose cause is still unclear. The
incident is considered the latest in similar poisoning incidents in the
Sudan: at least 30 Darfur rebels killed in clashes
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The Sudanese army says its soldiers have killed
at least 30 rebels in clashes in Sudan's troubled North Darfur region.
The army spokesman, Col. Sawarme Khalid, says the rebel forces belong to
Justice and Equality Movement. He told the semiofficial Sudan Media
Center Wednesday that the army turned back a rebel attack in Jebel Marra
area of North Darfur.
AP Exclusive: Richardson pressing North Korea test ban
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson
said Wednesday that his delegation is pressing North Korea to put a
moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests and to allow more cell
phones and an open Internet for its citizens. Richardson told The
Associated Press... that the group is also asking for fair and humane
treatment for an American citizen detained in North Korea.
Spain jobless rate hits record 26.6%
Press TV - New data shows Spain’s jobless rate hit a new record high of
26.6 percent for the month of November 2012, amounting to 6.157 million
EU censors Press TV to govern narrative
Press TV - Iran's Press TV reported in their article, "Press TV viewers
slam EU move to ban Iran channels as illegal, hypocritical," that "Press
TV viewers have condemned as illegal and hypocritical the ban imposed by
the European officials on the broadcast of several Iranian satellite
Dutch, German troops arrive in Turkey to operate NATO missiles
Press TV - The United States, Germany and the Netherlands have agreed to
deploy two batteries of Patriot missiles each, under the command of
NATO, along the Turkish-Syria border. Each Patriot missile battery has
an average of 12 missile launchers. All the six batteries are scheduled
to be operational by the end of January.
Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint
New American - Critics and local residents have accused the government
of Brazil of mass corruption, saying the end goal is to smash private
property ownership and all potential resistance — starting with the
rural population. They argue, among other points, that federal
authorities are doing the bidding of foreign interests and are in
cahoots with the UN, massive international corporations, Western-based
non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace, and other interests.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws
CBS News York - A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun
control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew
Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan
Wednesday during his State of the State speech in Albany.
VIDEO/Article: Spring City councilman wants every household
ksl.com - A small Utah town has a population of less than a
thousand people, but the City Council is proposing that each one
of its citizens own and carry handguns. Spring City Councilman
Neil Sorensen, the man behind the bold proposal, wants to take
it even further. He wants the city to pay for every elementary
school teacher in the town to take a concealed carry permit
Blumenthal Seeks To Close ‘Black Hole’ Of Gun Violence With
Background Checks For Ammo
CBS News - Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced plans
to introduce federal legislation that he said would close a
massive loophole in the law involving the sale of ammunition.
Blumenthal said that while convicted felons and others are
prohibited from purchasing guns, there is nothing to stop them
from buying ammunition.
Larry Pratt on Piers Morgan Wednesday on CNN - 1-09-13 - 9PM ET
Daily Paul - Piers Morgan announced at the end of his program,
that Gun Owners of America president, Larry Pratt, would be his
guest Wednesday night. Live Streams for those without cable...
VIDEO/Article: Piers Morgan and Guests Discuss Shooting Alex
Aaron Dykes - CNN and the gun grabbing media are now calling for
Alex Jones to be shot the day after his heated appearance with
YouTube: Reality Check: Piers Morgan vs. Alex Jones, and the
truth about gun homicide rates
(FOX19) - Over the past few weeks the argument over gun control
has raged. Among those demanding stricter gun laws is CNN host
Piers Morgan. There is one particular stat that Morgan has been
citing for weeks, and it was the center of his argument while
debating radio show host Alex Jones on Monday night.
VIDEO/Article: Demonizing Alex Jones, CNN Urges ‘Move to the
Middle’ on Gun Control
Aaron Dykes - Predictably demonizing radio host Alex Jones as
extremist after his fiery appearance on Piers Morgan’s CNN
program last night, the cable network urged its viewers to
‘compromise’ and ‘move to the middle’ by giving support to
President Obama’s ‘reasonable’ gun control measures.
Twelve real reasons why Piers Morgan is crazier than Alex Jones
(NaturalNews) On Monday night's CNN broadcast of the
barely-watched Piers Morgan show, infowarrior Alex Jones handed
Piers Morgan his best ratings ever. He also "lost his cool,"
according to the mainstream media which blasted Jones all day
Tuesday, trying to paint him as a radical with "dangerous"
ideas... y'know, like those insane ideas outlined in the U.S.
Bill of Rights.
Was Piers Morgan involved in criminal hacking and fraudulent
(NaturalNews) Throughout his career Morgan seems to have been
involved in a litany of ethically questionable issues, but the
latest involves charges stemming from his time as editor of
Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, from 1995-2004. Reuters
reported in late December that during this time the paper may
have engaged in phone hacking.
YouTube: Georgia Mother's Shooting of Home Invader Puts New Spin
on Gun Control Debate
Radio host Lars Larson pointed out that while the woman acted
heroically, had there been more than one intruder, she would
have been in real danger because she wouldn't have had enough
bullets in that type of weapon to protect herself and her
family. He said many people want a gun that is capable of
holding more bullets, but "this is what the president's plan
will go after."
attorney general seeks gun ban review
(UPI) - The Illinois attorney general has filed a petition to
have a judicial ruling striking down a ban on concealed handguns
reviewed. Lisa Madigan's petition asks the full U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to review the December appeals
panel ruling that the state's longtime ban on carrying concealed
weapons in public violates the Second Amendment, the Chicago
Tribune said Tuesday.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: ‘If Congress Keeps Ceding Power to
the President, He Will Become a King’
A new Obama administration rule, done without the approval of
Congress, will make it easier for many illegal immigrants to
stay in the U.S. or apply for permanent residency. The new rule
from the Department of Homeland Security would allow a person
without U.S. citizenship to stay in the country while applying
for a legal visa if they can show that separating from an
American spouse, child or other family member during the
application process would cause "extreme hardship."
Hillary Clinton Benghazi Testimony Expected On Jan. 22
Huffington Post - Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said in an
interview Tuesday on MSNBC that Clinton probably will testify
the morning of Jan. 22. The State Department said the date
hasn't been finalized and there was no official word from the
committee.... Clinton returned to work Monday. She had promised
to appear before the Senate and House foreign affairs panels
before stepping down from her job. Obama has nominated Sen. John
Kerry to replace her.
Prof stirs controversy by disputing Newtown massacre
sun-sentinel.com - A communication professor known for
conspiracy theories has stirred controversy at Florida Atlantic
University with claims that last month’s Newtown, Conn., school
shootings did not happen as reported — or may not have happened
at all. Moreover, James Tracy asserts in radio interviews and on
his memoryholeblog.com. that trained "crisis actors" may have
been employed by the Obama administration in an effort to shape
public opinion in favor of the event's true purpose: gun
Court Filing: Cops Seized Prescription Meds Belonging to
Paul Joseph Watson - “Aurora police seized four prescription
bottles and immunization records when they searched
theater-shooting suspect James Holmes’ apartment in July,
according to newly obtained filings in the murder case against
Holmes,” reports the Denver Post. However, the documents are
heavily redacted and the exact identity of the drug has been
Giffords, Mark Kelly Launch Gun Control Initiative On
Anniversary Of Tucson Shooting
LiveWire - Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband
Mark Kelly on Tuesday announced Americans for Responsible
Solutions, a gun control initiative aimed at offsetting the
National Rifle Association's outsized influence in American
WA State residents rise up against anti-self defense bill
Activist Post - Rep. Sherry Appleton from the 23rd district in
Washington State pre-filed House Bill 1012 on Dec. 5th of last
year to do away with the state's Stand Your Ground law. The
Stand Your Ground law state's that a person may justifiably use
force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of an
unlawful threat, without an obligation to retreat first. This
law is most notably seen when one is defending their home or
VIDEO/Article: Luby’s Massacre Survivor Advocates Concealed
Infowars.com - I made the most stupid decision of my life when I
decided, several months before the Luby’s shooting, to stop
carrying a revolver in my purse in the event that I would be
caught and lose my chiropractor’s license. That decision left me
unarmed at the time when I most needed a gun. I’m not mad at the
guy that killed 23 people that day. How can I be mad at a rabid
dog? I don’t blame guns. I blame politicians that legislated
away my right to carry a gun to protect myself and my family.
YouTube: Police & Military - Time to Choose
You took an oath to defend the constitution from all enemies
foreign and domestic. The congress, the senate and the executive
branch have made themselves into a domestic enemy, and they are
going to attempt to use you to help them in their push to
eliminate the 2nd amendment.
VIDEO/Article: Top 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Government Agencies
Activist Post - One could argue that every government agency
serves the purpose of stifling freedom and wasting taxpayer
money. Yet, the 10 listed below go the extra mile for their
sheer corruption, draconian regulations, and ultimate impact
upon the largest number of citizens.
Serious harm to the country: 77 percent of Americans strongly
disapprove of Congress
RT - Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they believe Washington
is causing “serious harm to the country,” shedding further light
on the low approval ratings of the most recent US Congress and
the widespread pessimism regarding the country’s future.
Obama Throwing Medical Marijuana Patients Into Federal Prison at
Activist Post - "The number of sick patients being locked up by
the Obama Administration is unprecedented and deplorable," said
Kris Hermes, spokesperson for Americans for Safe Access, the
country's leading medical marijuana advocacy organization.
"Aggressive enforcement is an unacceptable means of addressing
medical marijuana as a public health issue," continued Hermes.
* Related Video:
Feds Sentence Aaron Sandusky to 10 Years for Medical Marijuana
50 Tips for Saving on Groceries
frugallysustainable.com - As is the case with most growing
families, we go through an awful lot of food. In fact, behind
the mortgage and transportation costs (car and gas) groceries
can be one of our biggest regular monthly expenses. I have a
feeling that this may be the case for many of you too. So today
I want to pass on some of my most helpful money saving tips.
A Bill to Register Buyers of Gold and Silver Coins
teapartyeconomist.com - It had to come. It has been introduced
in Illinois, the most anti-gun state in the USA. Creates the
Precious Metal Purchasing Act. Provides that a person who is in
the business of purchasing precious metal shall obtain a proof
of ownership, create a record of the sale, and verify the
identity of the seller....
Bill Status of SB3341.
Rescued by a Bailout, A.I.G. May Sue Its Savior
NY Times - The board of A.I.G. will meet on Wednesday to
consider joining a $25 billion shareholder lawsuit against the
government, court records show. The lawsuit does not argue that
government help was not needed. It contends that the onerous
nature of the rescue — the taking of what became a 92 percent
stake in the company, the deal’s high interest rates and the
funneling of billions to the insurer’s Wall Street clients —
deprived shareholders of tens of billions of dollars and
violated the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits the taking of
private property for “public use, without just compensation.”
If Obama Can Just Create A Trillion Dollar Coin, Then Why Do We
Have To Pay Taxes?
Economic Collapse - As another debt ceiling showdown approaches,
many in the liberal media are suggesting that if Congress does
not raise the debt ceiling that Obama should just have the U.S.
Treasury create a trillion dollar platinum coin and use it to
pay our bills. It sounds crazy, but many notable voices (including
Paul Krugman of the New York Times) are supporting this
Pennsylvania Hospital Erects Tent for Flu Outbreak, CDC Says
‘Worst in a Decade to be 2013?
Intel Hub - The CDC warns ‘the worst flu outbreak in a decade is
to be in 2013?. Lehigh Valley Hospital has now erected and
staffed an emergency triage tent to take in an increasing number
of flu victims.
Secret government documents reveal vaccines to be a total hoax
(NaturalNews) If you have children, you are more than likely
already aware of the official U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) "Immunization Schedules," which today
recommend an astounding 29 vaccines be given between birth and
six years of age, including yearly flu shots, as well as another
five to 16 vaccines between ages seven and 18. But a recent
investigative report compiled by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, Ph.D.,
uncovers more than 30 years of hidden government documents
exposing these vaccine schedules as a complete hoax, not to
mention the fraud of the vaccines themselves to provide any real
protection against disease.
A good cancer-fighting foundation will ensure victory over
(NaturalNews) Cancer can be beaten the very large majority of
the time - though not with mainstream treatments that target
just the symptoms of cancer. Beating cancer means not only
eliminating existing cancer cells, but also eliminating the root
causes which enabled cancer to gain a foothold to begin with.
Cultivate fierce health and a bright mind with Incan sacha inchi
(NaturalNews) As a unique vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty
acids, sacha inchi tames inflammation quickly. These fats are
also easy to digest, unlike many fish oils. This means more of
the inflammation crushing compounds, like resolvins and
protectins, are absorbed and utilized by the body. Since
inflammation is the root of most disease, it is important to
keep it in check. Health benefits of sacha inchi include...
The Irradiation Loophole
ANH - The FDA has just proposed two new rules as part of the
[food safety] act’s implementation. Not surprisingly they appear
to have been heavily influenced by the same special interests
responsible for many of the dangers to our foods: the chemical,
radiology, and meat industries are exempted, all in the name of
Prevent heart attacks by eating more carrots, sweet potato, and
(NaturalNews) A Finnish medical study conducted in the Kuopio
region of Finland, the Kuopio Ischaemic* Heart Disease Risk
Factor (KIHD), was conducted by the University of Eastern
Finland in Kuopio and reported in the European Journal of Public
Health December of 2012.
Don't try to lose belly fat without the help of these four foods
(NaturalNews) With more than one-third of the U.S. adult
population now clinically obese, and roughly half of the overall
population veering into overweight territory, there is no better
time than the present to begin taking a serious inventory of
your diet to see how it might be affecting your own figure. And
if you already struggle with weight issues, perhaps it is time
to start eating in ways that will help promote natural weight
loss without the need for diet pills, drugs, or surgery later on
down the road. Here are four foods you can begin incorporating
into your diet today to help promote weight loss...
Study Finds that the Average Child Is Now Chronically Sick
Gaia Health - Overall, the study reported that 43% of children
suffer from at least one of the 20 conditions considered—when
obesity and developmental delays are not included. That is is
over 32 million children whose health is damaged! If you add in
all those children they’ve classified as obese or “at risk for
developmental delays”, as the study states, the number is 54.1%.
The conditions they considered are shown in the graph to the
right, which was produced for the study.
Why The Apple Is One Of The World's Most Healing Superfoods
Green Med Info - This commonly overlooked superfood protects the
body from nuclear fallout, kills a wide range of cancers, and
keeps the arteries unclogged -- to name but a few,
experimentally confirmed ways in which the apple awakens your
The Benefits of Ginger Root
Healing from Home - The benefits of ginger root go far beyond
it's well known culinary use! This warm, stimulating herb has
been used for thousands of years for traditional healing. It's
claim to fame is as a suberb digestive aid but it has many more
healing qualities! Here's a list of ginger root health
Library of Congress almost done archiving 170 billion tweets
RT - “The Library’s first objectives were to acquire and
preserve the 2006-10 archive; to establish a secure, sustainable
process for receiving and preserving a daily, ongoing stream of
tweets through the present day; and to create a structure for
organizing the entire archive by date. This month, all those
objectives will be completed,” the Library announced last week.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO/Article: City to start fining family $500 per day for
growing garden in yard
clickorlando.com - A College Park couple's vegetable garden is
on the chopping block again after the city threatened fines if
they don't uproot it by Thursday, according to the Institute for
Justice Florida Chapter. Jason and Jennifer Helvenston are
launching "Plant a Seed, Change the Law," a protest of Orlando’s
law, which they say violates their constitutional right to
peacefully use their property to grow their own food.
To-Do List for January
Organic Gardening - Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the
month of January.
in History - Tuesday - January 8, 2013
1675 - The first corporation was charted in the United States. The
company was the New York Fishing Company.
1790 - In the United States, George Washington delivered the first State
of the Union address.
1815 - The Battle of New Orleans began. The War of 1812 had officially
ended on December 24, 1814, with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The
news of the signing had not reached British troops in time to prevent
their attack on New Orleans.
1838 - Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph code he had devised using
dots and dashes as letters. The code was the predecessor to Samuel
1853 - A bronze statue of Andrew Jackson on a horse was unveiled in
Lafayette Park in Washington, DC. The statue was the work of Clark
1856 - Borax (hydrated sodium borate) was discovered by Dr. John Veatch.
1877 - Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors fought their final
battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.
1900 - U.S. President McKinley placed Alaska under military rule.
1900 - In South Africa, General White turned back the Boers attack of
1908 - A catastrophic train collision occurred in the smoke-filled Park
Avenue Tunnel in New York City. Seventeen were killed and thirty-eight
were injured. The accident caused a public outcry and increased demand
for electric trains.
1916 - During World War I, the final withdrawal of Allied troops from
Gallipoli took place.
1959 - Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a "War on Poverty."
1962 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was exhibited in America for the
first time at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
1973 - Secret peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam
resumed near Paris, France.
1973 - The trial opened in Washington, of 7 men accused of bugging
Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex in DC.
1975 - Ella Grasso became the governor of Connecticut. She was the first
woman to become a governor of a state without a husband preceding her.
1982 - AT&T settled the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against
it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.
1982 - The U.S. Justice Department withdrew an antitrust suit against
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush collapsed during a state dinner
in Tokyo. White House officials said Bush was suffering from stomach
1993 - Bosnian President Izetbegovic visited the U.S. to plead his
government's case for Western military aid and intervention to halt
1994 - Tonya Harding won the ladies' U.S. Figure Skating Championship in
Detroit, MI, a day after Nancy Kerrigan dropped out because of a
clubbing attack that injured her right knee. The U.S. Figure Skating
Association later took the title from Harding because of her involvement
in the attack.
1998 - Ramzi Yousef was sentenced to life in prison for his role of
mastermind behind the World Trade Center bombing in New York.
1998 - Scientists announced that they had discovered that galaxies were
accelerating and moving apart and at faster speeds.
1999 - The top two executives of Salt Lake City's Olympic Organizing
Committee resigned amid disclosures that civic boosters had given cash
to members of the International Olympic Committee.
2005 - The rate for U.S. First Class mail was raised to 39¢.
2009 - In Egypt, archeologists entered a 4,300 year old pyramid and
discovered the mummy of Queen Sesheshet.
Militants shoot dead 11 Syrian civilians
Press TV - The militants in Syria have shot dead at least 11 Syrian
civilians in the city of Homs as the fighting rages on between the
country's army forces and the militants.
‘Enemies seek to target Iran poll turnout’
Press TV - The Leader said on Tuesday that one of the schemes of Iran’s
enemies is to prevent a mass turnout in the election by distracting
people by creating a political, economic or security incident. The
Iranian nation, however, is too prudent to be deceived by the hostile
plots of the enemies or their agents, Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Mystery as American drone is found floating off the coast of the
Philippines... 1,000 miles away from the nearest U.S. base
Daily Mail - The BQM-74E drone, marked 'Navy', was found by a diver and
fishermen on Sunday off the coast of Masbate Island, towards the centre
of the island chain. A Filipino naval officer said officials did not
know how the UAV ended up near the island, more than 200 miles from the
capital Manila. The drones are frequently used by the U.S. military as
targets during training exercises and weapons testing.
Eurozone jobless rate hits record high
Press TV - Official data show that the unemployment rate in the eurozone
hit a new record high of 11.8 percent in November, 2012, as the
17-nation bloc continues to grapple with a worsening financial crisis.
Al Qaeda carves out own country in Mali
bostonglobe.com - Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the
escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are
burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to
protect what has essentially become Al Qaeda’s new country. They have
used the bulldozers, earth movers, and loaders left behind by fleeing
construction crews to dig what residents and local officials describe as
an elaborate network of tunnels, trenches, shafts, and ramparts.
Pamplona's locksmiths join revolt as banks throw families from their
Guardian - In the years of the housing boom, Spain's banks offered 100%
mortgages. Now, while receiving millions in public aid, they are
throwing people out of their homes. But there's a rebellion under way.
Bilderbergers Arrive in North Korea to Examine Economy and Social Media
Intel Hub - Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and New Mexico Governor Bill
Richardson both Bilderberg Group and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
members have arrived in North Korea Monday on a commercial flight to
initiate a series of talks with North Korean officials pertaining to the
countries economy and social media. Google Chairman Schmidt claims that
the trip is not related to Google business in anyway. However, rest
assured there is an agenda on the table.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO: Showdown: Alex Jones vs. Piers Morgan
Infowars.com - Alex takes Piers to task on guns during a
primetime CNN debate, vowing that the Republic will rise again
if the establishment attempts to confiscate firearms and violate
the 2nd Amendment.
Sign the petition to deport Piers here.
VIDEO: Armed Mafia Stalk Alex Jones Post Piers Morgan Debate
Infowars.com - After the appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan, Alex
Jones and Infowars video producer Rob Dew noticed they were
being followed, watched and approached by possibly undercover
agents claiming to be fans. Alex was promised three segments on
Morgan’s show; however, his producers apparently cancelled the
last segment after Jones continued bashing Morgan with
unscripted truths and facts.
White House responds to 'Deport Piers Morgan' petition
Politico - Breaking news during tonight's edition of Piers
Morgan Tonight: On the heels of Morgan's fiery interview with
Alex Jones, the man who started the petition to deport the CNN
host, the White House addressed the petition.
Kitty Werthmann survived Hitler and wants to warn America
beliefnet.com - “What I am about to tell you is something you’ve
probably never heard or read in history books,” she likes to
tell audiences. “I am a witness to history. “I cannot tell you
that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort
history. “We voted him in.” Related videos:
Kitty Werthmann on the Rise of Fascism and
Kitty Werthmann Interview Part 1
VIDEO: FLASHBACK: Obama: I Will NOT Take Your Guns Away
CNS News - At a campaign event in Lebanon, Virginia in 2008,
then-Senator Barack Obama said that he will not take Americans'
REPORT: BANK OF AMERICA Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account
CNS News - “My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit
Arms...our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our
Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of
America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further
review. “After countless hours on the phone with Bank of
America, I finally got a manager in the right department that
told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further
review -- her exact words were -- ‘We believe you should not be
selling guns and parts on the Internet.’”(emphasis added)
Obama nominates Hagel for Secretary of Defense, Brennan for CIA
RT - President Barack Obama nominated two new members to his
administration on Monday, endorsing current counterterrorism
advisor John Brennan and former Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as CIA
director and secretary of defense, respectively.
Obama’s pick for CIA director defended drone attacks
Raw Story - President Barack Obama will nominate his top
counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, to be the next director
of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Associated Press
reported on Monday. Earlier this year, Brennan defended the
Obama administration’s use of targeted drone strikes in Yemen
and Pakistan, a practice that has garnered criticism from human
Rand Paul Visits Jerusalem, Calls For Gradual Reduction Of U.S.
Aid To Israel
Huffington Post - Paul, a longtime opponent of foreign aid,
acknowledged he was expressing a "minority opinion" and doubted
Congress would end foreign aid in his lifetime. "It's unlikely
anything changes, but I think it is worth discussing," he said
during his first trip to Israel. Israel gets about $3 billion a
year in military aid from the U.S.
VIDEO: Austin Officialdom Moves to Outlaw Gun Shows on Private
Infowars.com - Officialdom in the city and county are preparing
to pass legislation that will outlaw gun shows not only on
public property, but private property as well, according to The
American Statesman. KEYE-TV reports that the ban will not
prevent citizens from purchasing guns. However, Austin Council
Member Mike Martinez told The Statesman citizens do not have the
right to organize and hold gun shows on private property.
Dear Mr. Law Enforcement
Western Rifle Shooters Association - For widespread
distribution, more cutting-edge commentary from Matt Bracken,
former SEAL and author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic
trilogy... This essay is directed to you, because in the end,
how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely
upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and
Illinois gun ban
debated again before the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday
ISRA - From all appearances, this was the end of the push for
gun control in the legislature this session. But, don’t be
confused – the session ends Wednesday. There is nothing saying
that the legislature couldn’t call the bills anyway.... Also, be
advised that the newly elected legislature, the 98th General
Assembly, gets gaveled into action on Wednesday as well. With
several pro-gun stalwarts leaving the legislature, and several
brand new gun grabbers to contend with, the next session of the
General Assembly promises to be turbulent times for law-abiding
Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder - 74-year-old N.C. state
senator shoots, wounds intruder at his home
Citizen Review Posted 1/27/2010 - In typical hypocritical
liberal fashion, the "Do As I Say And Not As I Do" Anti-Gun
Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what
apparently was a self-defense shooting. Why hypocritical you may
ask? It is because his long legislative record shows that the
actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to
a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he
feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with
an identical situation.
11 Secret Documents Americans Deserve to See
allgov.com - Many documents produced by the U.S. government are
confidential and not released to the public for legitimate
reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret
for more questionable reasons.
If it works for them . . . Cat mayor celebrates 15 years on the
job in Alaska town
Sun News - Stubbs, a part-manx cat with a short tail, has been
the mayor of Talkeetna since he was elected shortly after his
birth, KTUU-TV reported. Back then, several of the town's 900
residents didn't like the human candidates who were running for
mayor so they encouraged everyone to vote for Stubbs the cat as
a write-in candidate. The cat won the election and has been
mayor ever since, the station reported.
Ron Paul Republicans Slowly, but Surely Taking Over State GOP
Parties; Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Michigan"
spreadlibertynews.com - "Since former Rep. Ron Paul’s last
Presidential run, the Liberty Movement’s influence on the
Republican Party has thickened and spread. Just in the past few
weeks, multiple state GOPs have elected the Libertarian-leaning
supporters to key positions within the party. As SLN reported,
“The new additions to Michigan’s Republican Party are Andrew
Fink, chairman; Amy Preston, vice chairwoman; Brad Shafer,
secretary; and Eric Rothoff, treasurer.”
Ron Paul Texas Strait Talk: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote Shows How
Washington Really Works
Ron Paul January 7, 2013 - Last week the Senate and House
demonstrated again why their approval ratings are so low. The
154 page “fiscal cliff” bill was made available to Senators just
three minutes before the vote was taken on the legislation. No
one can read 154 pages in three minutes, so it is safe to assume
that the legislation was passed without being read....
IRS Looks to Force Obamacare on Employers Who Cut Staff
lifenews.com - Businesses will try to cut their losses by
reducing employee hours or by keeping their workforce under 50.
The technocrats will respond by changing the rules, say, by
lowering the full-time employment requirement to 40 and/or
reducing the number of hours worked that qualify as “full time
employment.” Businesses will react again, and the government
will respond. The chase will be on.
VIDEO/Article: Former Marine On Gun Control: 'In The Third
Reich...No One Saw That Coming Until It Was Too Late'
xrepublic.tv - Joshua Boston, the Marine who is making viral
waves because of his open letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein
(D-CA) on his opposition to gun control, told Fox & Friends'
Steve Doocy Monday that he's worried about the government coming
after guns because "it's something we've seen happen time and
time again in history." It happened, Boston said, "with Stalin,
it happened in Cambodia." What does Boston find most concerning
of all? That it happened, "of course," in the "Third Reich." No
one "saw that coming until it was too late," he said.
Bank of America to Pay $11.6 Billion in Fannie Mae Settlement
AFP - Top US banks agreed Monday to pay out $20 billion in fines
and compensation as regulators, borrowers and investors extract
more payback over the housing and financial crisis. Bank of
America endured the most punishment, mainly due to its 2008
takeover of home lender Countrywide Financial, when it agreed to
pay mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae $11.6 billion to settle
claims that it sold Fannie hundreds of billions of dollars'
worth of dud home loans.
In Case There Was Any Confusion Just Who The Fed Works For...
Zero Hedge 1/7/2013 - Today, to little fanfare, the Fed
announced a major binding settlement with the banks over
robosigning and fraudclosure, which benefited the large banks,
impaired the small ones (which is great: room for even more
consolidation, and even more TBest-erTF, which benefits
America's handful of remaining megabanks), and was nothing but
one minor slap on the banking sector's consolidated wrist
involving a laughable $3 billion cash payment.
Colorado MDs attack chiropractors, threaten their right to
provide healing products and services
(NaturalNews) The medical establishment in Colorado is up in
arms about proposed new guidelines for the state's
chiropractors, which would allow them to administer certain
non-prescription drugs in conjunction with natural healing
remedies. According to Courthouse News Service (CNS), the
Colorado Medical Society recently filed a lawsuit against the
Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) challenging
provisions that would permit chiropractors to administer both
oral and intravenous drugs to their patients without a medical
license. ... complaint, specifically concerns "injectable"
drugs, which would apparently include things like injectable
vitamin and mineral solutions, for instance.
California fitness insanity: City demands 15 percent of fitness
instructors' revenues for training people in public parks
(NaturalNews) It is a burgeoning trend all across the country,
especially as increasing amounts of people couple their personal
fitness goals with local community-building efforts. But fitness
groups that meet and train with paid instructors at public parks
throughout the city of Santa Monica in California could soon
face increased costs as a result of new user fees being
considered by local officials.
Ten ways to use colloidal silver's amazing healing abilities
(NaturalNews) Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms
suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver
are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy
pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores,
parasites, and viruses.
Make hot cocoa with real raw cocoa powder and reap the health,
mood and skin benefits
(NaturalNews) Unsweetened, raw cocoa powder, the same stuff that
is used to make that sinfully delicious "guilty pleasure" food
chocolate, has a multitude of health benefits. They are often
overlooked because it is so often incorporated into overly
sweetened treats like candy bars.
Healthcare companies bribing customers with gift cards if they
(NaturalNews) The cancer industry is getting so desperate to
recruit new customers that it is resorting to cheap gimmicks and
bribery to convince women to get screened for breast cancer. It
recently came to our attention that numerous hospitals and
cancer centers across the country are now advertising "free"
gift cards to their members who agree to get mammograms, as if
the irradiating medical procedure was some kind of "Black
Friday" special just in time for Christmas.
OTC Painkillers Linked to Hearing Loss, Other Ailments: What are
Natural Society - So, what are your alternatives? There are
several. Pain is not new, but these drugs are. For centuries,
humans have used natural solutions to treat pain and illness.
Check out some of these options:
How to prevent gallstones with everyday foods
(NaturalNews) Hoping to avoid gallstones while doing nothing to
actually prevent them from forming is like hoping your car will
not run out of fuel while never visiting a gas station. If you
are serious about preventing gallstones, in other words, it is
important to regularly feed your body the nutrients it needs to
maintain a clean, well-functioning gallbladder. Here are some
useful tips for preventing gallstones with everyday foods...
Do you know that 80% of chronic degenerative diseases originate
in the mouth?
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Tooth health plays an important role
in overall health. Conditions such as gum disease, TMJ,
cavities, bad breath, digestive distress, and even heart disease
and diabetes indicate that there are biochemical imbalances in
the mouth and throughout the body. Low stomach acid, imbalanced
bacterial populations, and poor diet and lifestyle likely
contribute to an unhealthy mouth and consequently an unhealthy
Five must-have winter rescue natural remedies
(NaturalNews) ... should you find yourself wanting a little
extra immune support, look no further than those provided by
nature in its infinite wisdom.
Cabela's cash register 'glitch' shines spotlight on new medical
device excise tax
Public Secrets - Remember how we were all assured that we’d love
Obamacare once we found out what was in it? People are already
noticing shrinking paychecks, and with 2013 only three days old,
people are already turning to Snopes.com — a site dedicated to
debunking urban legends — to make sense of the country’s new
Medical Excise Tax. Why was this guy in TX charged Medical
Excise tax on gun accessories at Cabela's yesterday?
Are You Deficient In Vitamin M?
Green Med Info - Are you suffering from a deficiency of Music?
Music has been demonstrated to have benefits as treatment for
illness. Sometimes it is dismissed as if it were 'anecdotal
evidence'. In truth, music is a healthicine. Anecdotal evidence
is one of the most uninformed and mis-used phrases by the
commercial medical interests - but that should be the subject of
another blog post.
BioInitiative Report: overwhelming scientific evidence of health
risks from wireless devices and other forms of EMF
(NaturalNews) A shocking new report by the BioInitiative Working
Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health from wireless
technologies (radiofrequency radiation) and electromagnetic
fields (EMFs) has substantially increased since 2007. Cell phone
users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are said
to be at particular risk.
Rapid DNA: Coming Soon to a Police Department or Immigration
Office Near You
EFF.org - Rapid DNA Analyzers—machines with the ability to
process DNA in 90 minutes or less—are an operational reality and
are being marketed to the federal government and state and local
law enforcement agencies around the country. These machines,
each about the size of a laser printer, are designed to be used
in the field by non-scientists, and—if you believe the hype from
manufacturers like IntegenX and NetBio—will soon “revolutionize
the use of DNA by making it a routine identification and
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Chicken farmer uses oregano oil, cinnamon in place of
(NaturalNews) Chicken and oregano may seem like an obvious
pairing to culinary enthusiasts, but at least one Pennsylvania
farm is demonstrating its extraordinary health benefits in food
production as well. For three years or so, chickens at Bell &
Evans have been dining on a special feed laced with oregano oil
and cinnamon, to protect against the bacterial diseases all too
common among commercial food producers.
in History - Monday - January 7, 2013
1782 - The Bank of North America opened in Philadelphia. It was the
first commercial bank in the United States.
1785 - French aeronaut/balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard successfully
made the first air-crossing of the English Channel from the English
coast to France.
1789 - Americans voted for the electors that would choose George
Washington to be the first U.S. president.
1894 - W.K. Dickson received a patent for motion picture film.
1896 - "Fannie Farmer Cookbook" cookbook was published.
1904 - The distress signal "CQD" was established. Two years later "SOS"
became the radio distress signal.
1927 - Transatlantic telephone service Service began between New York
and London. 31 calls were made on this first day.
1927 - In Hinckley IL, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game.
1932 - Chancellor Heinrich Brüning declared that Germany cannot, and
will not, resume reparations payments.
1935 - French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval and Italian Prime Minister
Benito Mussolini signed the Italo-French agreements.
1942 - The World War II siege of Bataan began.
1949 - The announcement of the first photograph of genes was shown at
the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
1953 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced the development of the
1959 - The United States recognized Fidel Castro's new government in
1968 - The cost of a U.S. first class stamp was raised to 6 cents.
1975 - OPEC agreed to raise crude oil prices by 10%, which began a time
of world economic inflation.
1979 - Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh,
overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that authorized
$1.5 billion in loans for the bail out of Chrysler Corp.
1990 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public. The
accelerated rate of "leaning" raised fears for the safety of its
1996 - One of the biggest blizzards in U.S. history hit the eastern
states. More than 100 deaths were later blamed on the severe weather.
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signed an affidavit
denying that she had an affair with U.S. President Clinton.
1999 - U.S. President Clinton went on trial before the Senate. It was
only the second time in U.S. history that an impeached president had
gone to trial. Clinton was later acquitted of perjury and obstruction of
2002 - Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates introduced a new device code
named Mira. The device was tablet-like and was a cross between a
handheld computer and a TV remote control.
2009 - Russia shut off all gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine. Prime
Minister Vladimir Putin publicly endorsed the move and urged greater
international involvement in the energy dispute.
Foreign investment in Iran's oil sector stands at $20bn: Minister
Qasemi said on Sunday that development contracts have been finalized for
23 out of 27 oil fields Iran shares with neighboring countries....
Considering the illegal sanctions imposed against Iran, Tehran should
increase its oil output to maintain its production position in the
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Qasemi added.
Ecuadorian president warns of possible 'CIA attack' before elections
RT - Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill
him prior to upcoming elections. Citing reports of a plot to
“destabilize the region,” Correa said the threats were “credible,” given
the history of US involvement in Latin America.
Portugal warns EU-IMF troika to back off on austerity demands
Telegraph - Portugal's president has ordered a legal inquiry into the
country’s austerity policies and threatened a showdown with creditors
over the draconian terms of its EU-IMF bail-out. President Anibal Cavaco
Silva called for urgent action to halt the “recessionary spiral”,
warning Europe’s leaders that the current course had become “socially
Spain Plunders 90% Of Social Security Fund To Buy Its Own Debt
Zero Hedge - Spain has been quietly tapping the country's richest piggy
bank, the Social Security Reserve Fund, as a buyer of last resort for
Spanish government bonds, raising questions about the fund's role as
guarantor of future pension payouts. Now the scarcely noticed borrowing
spree, carried out amid a prolonged economic crisis, is about to end,
because there is little left to take.... In addition, there are worries
that Social Security reserves for paying future pensioners are running
out much quicker than expected.
Australia Tobacco Tax: Price Of Cigarettes To Exceed $20 A Pack
Huffington Post - If you think cigarettes are expensive in the United
States, be glad you don't live in Australia, where the price of a pack
of smokes is set to rise to above $20, according to The Australian. The
higher price for cigarettes is the result of a rise in the tobacco tax,
which government officials say they hope will not only increase revenues
by billions of dollars over the next few years, but encourage smokers to
kick the habit.
Poland bans genetically modified maize and potatoes
Raw Story - Poland on Wednesday imposed new bans on the cultivation of
certain genetically modified strains of maize and potatoes, a day after
an EU required green light for GM crops took effect.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Video: Sandy Hook False Flag - "School Nurse Sally Cox" Doesn't
Show Up As A Nurse In CT Online Database
disclose.tv - "Either this "nurse of 15 years" needs to register
with the state, or the state of Connecticut needs to update
Agenda Prevails Over Truth - by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
paulcraigroberts.org - Article written Dec. 28, 2012
DHS Buys 200,000 More Rounds of Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson- This new purchase adds to the staggering
figure of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition already secured by
the DHS over the last 9 months alone. A solicitation originally
posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website on December 17 on behalf of
the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center advertised the
need for 200 cases of 13–40 Cal, 180 Grain, Jacketed Hollow
Point bullets, with each case containing 1000 rounds, to be
delivered almost immediately as soon as the contract is awarded.
VIDEO/Article: Four dead in Aurora townhouse shooting
Daily Caller - Just days before prosecutors begin presenting
evidence against “The Dark Knight Rises” Aurora theater shooter
James Holmes, another multiple shooting has rocked Colorado’s
third largest city. Four people were killed in an Aurora
townhouse early Saturday, including the gunman.
Journal News gun permit map endangers officers, officials say
Newsday - Criticism of The Journal News, which published a gun
permit database last month, broadened Friday with Rockland law
enforcement officials saying the map listing the names and
addresses of those with gun permits is endangering lives.
Inmates at the Rockland County jail are taunting corrections
officers by saying they know the guards' home addresses --
information they got from the list published by
Westchester-based newspaper, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco
Montana Lawmaker Moves to Protect Second Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - Rep. Jerry O’Neil, a Republican from Columbia
Falls, has vowed to work with the Montana state legislature to
adopt amendments protecting the Second Amendment and national
sovereignty. O’Neill is concerned about gun laws – including
possible confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms in the
country – currently being drafted by California Democrat Sen.
More People Killed with Hammers and Clubs than Rifles
Kurt Nimmo - According to the FBI’s annual crime statistics, the
number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far
outpaces the number of murders committed with a rifle....
Moreover, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and
fists each year than are killed by rifles.
Connecticut Town to Burn Violent Video Games as Sandy Hook
Returns to School
Guardian - Organisers Southington SOS plan to offer gift
certificates in exchange for donated games, which will be
burned. The group, a coalition of local organisations, says its
actions do not assert that video games were the cause of the
killings in nearby Newtown, but argues that violent games and
films desensitize children to "acts of violence".
Waterbury, CT Chief Ends Permits For Gun Shows
CBS News - The police chief in a Connecticut city has halted
permits for gun shows, saying he’s concerned any firearms
purchased there might one day be used in a mass shooting.
Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder
wsbtv.com - A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an
intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.... The
woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a
strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff
Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a
crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.
Ron Paul: Switzerland The Decentralized State, A State With Big
Guns And Low Crime
xrepublic.tv - If everyone has a gun, criminals would think
twice or probably never.
Unmanned Military Planes Fly Over Virginia
The Virginian-Pilot - Small unmanned surveillance planes
routinely hum over Virginia Beach, but few residents seem to
know about them. The military aircraft are some of the same
drones the U.S. government uses regularly to spy on Taliban
fighters in Afghanistan. Here, the Air Force planes are used to
train members of Special Operations Forces, who in turn will be
expected to pilot the drones overseas.
Drone Toy For Kids Draws Sharp Response From Amazon Reviewers
Business Insider The Amazon page for Maisto's miniature RQ-1
Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has become a sounding
board for Americans disgusted with their government's targeted
killing program. The armed RQ-1 Predator drone is a MALE
(medium-altitude, long-endurance) UAV system that has been
deployed in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, Somalia
and Yemen. Here are just a few of the reviews...
White House finally releases 1st briefing photo of Obama on
night of Benghazi attack; Update: 3 months old?
hotair.com - It took that much effort to release this? Both Fox
and The Blaze note that this is only the first picture released
and that more are expected to come, but I’m not sure why the
White House bothered to withhold this. We knew these men were at
the White House that evening.
Proposed H.J.RES.15 would abolish Presidential term limits
govtrack.us - H.J.Res. 15: Proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second
article of amendment. Sponsor: Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15].
Status: This resolution was assigned to a congressional
committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before
possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
Prognosis: 0% chance of getting past committee. 0% chance of
being enacted or passed. Only 15% of House joint resolutions
made it past committee and only 10% were enacted or passed in
House Resolution Introduced to Remove Presidential Term Limits
Sandy Aid: Senate Passes Partial Relief Bill
Huffington Post - A $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance
claims from Sandy sailed through the House earlier Friday,
following outrage from Republicans when much larger relief bill
failed to come up for a vote before the end of the 112th
Ron Paul's leadership will be greatly missed
ocregister.com - Timothy C. Mason: While most Americans are
following and being mislead about the fiscal cliff, we are
losing 12-term Rep. Ron Paul to retirement. A great loss to all
Americans who understand what the “role of government” is under
constitutional law. Paul has always honored the oath of office
to uphold the Constitution while serving in Congress (sadly
while most other members serve political parties or special
VIDEO: Full Disclosure: Liberty Republicans Fight For Control of
Miami-Dade County GOP
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann takes a look at the fight between
Liberty (Ron Paul) republicans and establishment republicans for
control of the Miami-Dade County GOP.
Ron Paul Supporter AJ Spiker Re-Elected Iowa GOP State Chairman!
Daily Paul - Two great candidates ran for Republican Party State
Chairman today. Congratulations to AJ Spiker who defeated Bill
Schickel by a vote of 13-5.
U.S. Borrowing Limit Already Breached By $7.5B & Counting
Daily Paul - Raising the debt ceiling will be ex post facto in 2
long months from now. The debt ceiling is already being raised
by Congress simply not addressing this issue. The present rate
of increase is about $4B/day. If nothing is done by March 1st,
the debt ceiling will have been breached by nearly $0.25T. Does
Congress even know that the Debt Ceiling has already been
breached? With a Congress without Ron Paul, the answer is no.
See change in Debt Clock...
YouTube: Rand Paul: Fiscal Cliff Bill Was Brought to Floor at
1:36AM, We Voted at 1:39AM
Fox News 1/3/2013 - Rand Paul discusses his vote againt the
'fiscal cliff' deal and the nation's spending problem on Fox
Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than
those earning $500,000 under new fiscal deal
Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income
proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000
under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan
Tax Policy Center. Earners in the latter group will pay an
average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes
this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000
will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent - or
up to $1,784 - the D.C.-based think tank reported.
Former Marine Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control
Bill: ‘I Am Not Your Servant’
Huffington Post - A United States Marine veteran has penned a
response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s gun control
proposal, saying the government has no right to take away his
weapon: “I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve.”
Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands and leaving
18 children dead of complications, and it's going to get worse
Daily Mail - The U.S. has been hit with a particularly
aggressive early flu season this year with widespread reports of
the illness across the country, hospitalizing 2,257 people and
leaving 18 children dead before the end of 2012. And health
officials say the numbers haven't even peaked yet. 'I think
we're still accelerating,' Tom Skinner, a Center for Disease
Control and Prevention spokesman, told reporters. [NOTE: 2,257
people is ONLY 0.0000075% of the entire population of the United
States based on 315 million.]
Did Lyme Disease play a role in the Sandy Hook School Shooting?
LDRD Blog - Rick Sponaugle, MD, hypothesizes that shooter Adam
Lanza suffered from Lyme neurotoxicity, a condition associated
with Aspergers that causes uncontrollable rage. He notes that
Adam lived by the woods in CT, where Lyme is endemic.... Dr
Sponaugle has “personally treated over 2,000 patients, who
because of rage issues, were previously misdiagnosed by
Psychiatrists as having a genetic Bipolar disorder, when in
fact, their rage issues were caused by a brain full of toxins.
The majority of these patients suffered from a combination of
severe Mold toxicity and Neuro-Lyme disease, in addition to a
Can Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Damage Skin?
Scientific American - Now researchers have found that
ultraviolet radiation seeping through CFLs may damage skin
cells. Miriam Rafailovich, a professor of materials science and
engineering at Stony Brook, led the research after reading an
article in an Israeli newspaper that reported a spike in skin
cancer on a communal farm when residents switched to fluorescent
Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits
NY Times - Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small
businesses and people who do not have employer-provided
insurance and must buy it on their own. In California, Aetna is
proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue
Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for
some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings
with the state for 2013.
Six natural remedies for lowering blood pressure fast
(NaturalNews) High blood pressure is no longer just an
affliction of the elderly, as more than one-third of young
people between the ages of 16 and 34 are now said to suffer from
some form of hypertension. And a recent study out of California
revealed that, if left unchecked, this cardiovascular malady,
even in its mild form, can lead to premature aging and brain
Colloidal gold: The great rejuvenator of mind and body
(NaturalNews) Many health-conscious individuals are familiar
with colloidal silver, and the scientific research into its
anti-bacterial and germicidal properties speaks for itself. Less
popular and understood, however, is colloidal gold. Colloidal
gold is a tasteless colloid made from minute gold particles
mixed with water, and its health benefits are altogether
different from those of colloidal silver. Let's take a closer
look at those benefits.
VIDEO: Why Cholesterol is Essential for Optimal Health, and the
Six Most Important Risk Factors of Heart Disease
Dr. Mercola - The Weston A. Price Foundation has been a major
leader in helping people understand the truth about cholesterol,
and Dr. Masterjohn has also lectured on this important topic.
"If we want to understand why cholesterol is really an
incredibly important molecule and is really our friend rather
than our enemy, I think what we should look at is the question,
"What happens without cholesterol?" he says.
Reverse Multiple Sclerosis by eating the Paleo Diet, increasing
vitamin D, and avoiding artificial food additives
(NaturalNews) It is now understood that environmental factors,
especially diet, play a large role in the development of this
degenerative disease. The Paleo Diet, consisting of organic,
whole foods from grass-fed meats, vegetables, fermented foods,
and nuts, is packed with nutrients that protect the nervous and
immune systems. The Paleo Diet is high in B vitamins, iodine,
and omega-3 fatty acids (animal based EPA and DHA) that support
mitochondrial function and myelin growth and repair.
FDA approves experimental tuberculosis treatment that carries
increased risk of death
(NaturalNews) Although the drug is effective according to
preliminary tests, it carries an unusually high risk of liver
toxicity, heart problems and even death. According to FDA
advisers, patients who took Bedaquiline showed increased levels
of liver enzymes consistent with liver toxicity, and long QT
levels, which are evidence of a rare heart condition
characterized by abnormal heartbeat. Long QT Syndrome can cause
palpitations, fainting and sudden death.
15 Minutes Daily Exercise Adds 3 Years to Life, 'Bare Minimum
Natural Society - According to one study, exercising for 15
minutes daily is bare minimum for health, and increase your life
by up to 3 years while cutting disease risks.
Samsung Smart TV vulnerability gives hackers eyes and ears in
the living room
Info Security - Smart TVs are of course connected to the
Internet and offer users the ability to tap into Web-based apps
like Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, gaming and so on. Some of
those apps require credit card entries, which are then available
to the controlling hacker.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Bakers Green Acres Heritage Pig Farm Embargoed, USDA and
DNR Close In
Activist Post - "Our farm is basically embargoed. We can raise
all the pigs we want, but can not move them out to our market.
That cuts off cash flow, effectively starving the farm
financially and the pigs practically."... The MUST WATCH video
below illustrates a dire situation that affects all of our food
freedom. Many of us don't hear what goes on with victimized
farmers after the initial news hits - makes one wonder if these
court cases are dragged out on purpose.
VIDEO: Trial Postponed For Farmer Targeted by Raw Milk Police
Activist Post - Update: We have just learned through Right to
Choose Healthy Food that the Vernon Hershberger's trial has been
postponed yet again, this time until May 20, 2013. The full
press release from the News Republic staff can be read below.
Family Farmers to Travel to Washington, D.C. to Take on Monsanto
Activist Post - Dozens of family farmers, Plaintiffs in the
landmark lawsuit Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et
al v. Monsanto, will travel from across America to Washington,
D.C. next week to take on Monsanto and demand the right to farm.
They will attend the January 10th Oral Argument in the Appeal of
Dismissal to be aired before the US Court of Appeals for the
ALERT: Mold Found in Merrick Cat Food Cans
Susan Thixton - Some concerning pictures and information has
been shared with TruthaboutPetFood.com by a pet owner in
California. Numerous cans of Merrick Cat food (from two cases)
appear to have a canning problem, the pet owner found mold
covering the food.
VIDEO/Article: If You Give Your Pet Liquid Medication with a
Syringe, You Need to Read This
Dr Becker - If you give your pet liquid medicine using a dosing
syringe, you need to take certain precautions to avoid
triggering a life-threatening condition called aspiration
in History - Friday - January 4, 2013
1850 - The first American ice-skating club was organized in
1885 - Dr. William Grant performed the first successful appendectomy.
The patient was Mary Gartside.
1896 - Utah became the 45th U.S. state.
1935 - Bob Hope was heard for the first time on network radio as part of
"The Intimate Revue."
1948 - Britain granted independence to Burma.
1951 - During the Korean conflict, North Korean and Communist Chinese
forces captured the city of Seoul.
1965 - The Fender Guitar Company was sold to CBS for $13 million.
1965 - In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Johnson
proclaimed the building of the "Great Society."
1974 - U.S. President Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and
documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
1974 - NBC-TV presented hockey in prime time. The Boston Bruins and the
New York Rangers were the teams in the National Hockey League (NHL)
1987 - An Amtrak train bound from Washington to Boston collided with
Conrail engines approaching from a side track, 16 people were killed.
1990 - Deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was arraigned in U.S.
federal district court in Miami on drug-trafficking charges.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to condemn Israel's
treatment of the Palestinians in the occupied territories.
1997 - The Greek Cypriot government signed an agreement to buy S-300
surface-to-air missiles from Russia.
1999 - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as
Minnesota's 37th governor.
2001 - FBI agents in the Dallas area charged the "Texas 7" of unlawful
flight to avoid federal prosecution for capital murder, broadening the
2006 - Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
She was the first woman to hold the position.
2010 - In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower)
opened as the world's tallest tower at 2,625 feet.
Israel disarmament key to resolve Iran nuclear issue says Gul
Press TV - Turkish President Abdullah Gul has stressed the importance of
eradicating nuclear weapons in the region, saying the atomic disarmament
of Israel would be the key to resolving outstanding issues pertaining to
Iran’s nuclear energy program.... The Israeli regime rejects all the
regulatory international nuclear agreements -- the Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NPT) in particular -- and refuses to allow its nuclear
facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.
US Patriot missile battery crews arrive in Turkey
RT - A group of 27 US troops has arrived in Turkey to operate NATO
Patriot surface-to-air (SAM) missile batteries. At least six of those
will be deployed along the country’s border with Syria. The troops
arrived in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Thursday and were
taken to a local hotel by Turkish security forces, local media reported.
US imposes sanction on Iranian media
Press TV - The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on Iran that
include bans on the country’s media despite Washington’s claims of
protecting freedom of speech. The new bans are included in the
$633-billion military bill for 2013 which US President Barack Obama
signed into law on Wednesday night.
Israel's new barrier with Syria: Another brick in the ‘apartheid’ wall?
RT - The walls around Israel are growing as the country’s army builds a
new physical barrier, this time on its border with Syria. The wall will
reportedly begin in the southern part of the occupied Golan Heights,
extending north from there.
Clashes explode at West Bank outpost over farm land
RT - Clashes over disputed farm land in the West Bank are erupting for a
second day in a row. Violence renewed after security forces forcefully
removed Israeli settlers occupying the land, reportedly using tear gas
and batons against women and children.
UK: 12,000 people WRONGLY branded criminals due to inaccurate police
Daily Mail - People branded criminals incorrectly have been paid
£1.9million in redress over the last five years. Nearly 12,000 people
have been wrongly convicted according to figures published by campaign
group Big Brother Watch. Figures showed the most common errors involved
information being disclosed by local police forces or the police
U.S. News, Politics & Government
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Navy's disturbing new anti-drug PSA features a
demonic sailor to warn against the dangers of experimenting with
Daily Mail - In a bid to warn against the dangers of ‘bath
salts’, the U.S. Navy has launched a bizarre PSA featuring a
sailor who suffers violent hallucinations in which his
girlfriend and roommate turn into demons and he is eventually
Illinois lawmakers commit open treason
SavaShip - An Illinois Senate committee passes through strict
gun restrictions, that go against the constitutional grain of
all federal rulings on the topic. The public health committee
voted to go ahead with legislation that is intended to ban all
semi-automatic rifles, AND pistols.... The treason portion comes
from Governor Quinn when he made this statement: “There is no
place in Illinois for weapons designed to rapidly fire at human
targets at close range,”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's solution to protecting school children: An
armed volunteer posse
(NaturalNews) In a bold statement Dec. 28, Arpaio said he favors
putting an armed sheriff's posse member in each school and that
he would be prepared to do so within a week. Currently, there
are roughly 50 schools in Maricopa County's district.
Pennsylvania Police Chief Proposes ’2nd Amendment Preservation’
Aaron Dykes - A police chief in Gilberton, Pennsylvania, a small
burough in Schuylkill County with a population of only 867
people, is proposing a ’2nd Amendment Preservation’ Ordinance
that he plans to present to the city council during its January
24, 2013 meeting.
Sign the petition to demand White House, govt. buildings become
'gun free zones'
(NaturalNews) ...a new petition posted on the White House's We
the People website is calling on the administration to practice
what it preaches for ordinary Americans. Specifically, the
petition demands that the president issue an executive order
amending the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act to "establish the
White House, all federal buildings and federal events as gun
free zones and all federal security personnel will turn in their
Washington Free Beacon Reports Radiation Leak at Iran’s Isfahan
Kurt Nimmo - Adam Kredo, writing for the neocon website the
Washington Free Beacon, reports that Iran has evacuated the city
of Ishahan due to a radiation leak.
YouTube: Full Disclosure: CO, WI, CT shootings.. Are These The
Work of "Lone Wolf" Gunmen?
Jan 3, 2013 - Ben Swann Full Disclosure looks at eyewitness
accounts from the scenes of the Colorado theater.
Senate Democrats Plan “Nuclear Option” to Enact Anti-Second
Kurt Nimmo - Soon after the 113th Congress convenes today,
Senate Democrats led by Harry Reid of Nevada will move to
destroy the filibuster and put the “nuclear option” in
place.“.... “This is a trick which anti-gun Democrats intend to
use the first day of the Senate session in order to obliterate
the Senate rules and clear the way for 50-vote passage of gun
Gun Owners of America.
Bullet-tax proposal is new twist in gun-control debate
WND - The Hartford Courant reported last week that two
Democratic legislators were proposing a new 50 percent tax on
bullets as part of a broader gun-control bill. The Connecticut
legislation is one sign that the gun-control debate that the
shootings will prompt next year in statehouses around the
country could morph into an ammunition-control debate, too.
Illinois Democrats Lose Bid to Pass Firearms Confiscation Bill
Kurt Nimmo - Democrats in the Illinois Senate have failed to
gain enough support for legislation that would have outlawed 50
percent of long guns on the market in the state and would have
confiscated weapons owned by citizens. On Wednesday, we reported
that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton planned to
introduce a draconian bill that would have effectively banned
all modern firearms, criminalized their owners, and subjected
their guns to confiscation by the Illinois State Police.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Meet the man behind the ‘Guns are Welcome’ sign:
The intriguing back story and where you can get one
theblaze.com - When Charles Vaught created the now viral “Guns
Are Welcome” sign for his safety supply store in North Carolina,
he thought it was a one time thing. Now, he’s stocking up as
people from Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania and even Switzerland
want to get their hands on the pro-Second Amendment signs.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Demand A Real Plan
Infowars.com - In response to an incredibly misleading Hollywood
propaganda piece calling for the state to disarm the American
people, Infowars created a video response to call attention to
the most potent and deadly threat to humanity: government.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Innocents Betrayed – Governments Disarm
Populations and Genocide Follows
Infowars.com - Warning: Graphic Violence. This disturbing video
clearly demonstrates the consequences of centralizing government
power and disarming citizens. Genocide always follows, leaving
millions of innocent victims dead. From the University of
Democide: Murder by Government
Violence Against Women Act Expires On Senate Floor
Donna Anderson - Proving once again that the GOP doesn’t give a
flying fig about the rights of women, Majority Leader Eric
Cantor (R-VA) refused to allow the the Violence Against Women
Act (VAWA) to hit the Senate floor, choosing instead to allow
the 19-year old bill to die a bloody, battered death, portending
a similar fate for millions of American women.
GMO Food Fight: Round Two 2013
nationofchange.org - On Jan. 4, activists in Washington State
delivered approximately 300,000 signatures to the state
legislature to guarantee that a mandatory GMO labeling
Initiative, I-522, will be on the ballot in November. Initial
polling shows that Washington state voters will likely pass this
Ballot Initiative, no matter how much money the biotech industry
and large food corporations put into an anti-labeling
campaign.... Vermont’s pro-organic, anti-GMO proponents fully
expect to pass a labeling bill by May. Connecticut is right
behind them, with plans to introduce a similarly popular GMO
labeling bill early this year.
AUDIO: Federal Reserve turns $90 billion profit
marketplace.org - New data capture the scope of profits at the
U.S. Federal Reserve, estimated to be $90 billion this year.
"The last five or six years their profits have roughly tripled,"
says Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large at Fortune Magazine.
According to Sloan, the Federal Reserve owes its success to its
practice of buying securities with newly printed money. "If you
go out an buy $2 or $3 trillion of securities that pay interest
and you don't have to pay any interest on the money used to buy
the securities, you make a lot of money," says Sloan.
Fiscal cliff deal avoids budget cuts with food safety
vaccinenewsdaily.com - A deal cleared by Congress late on
Tuesday delays automatic budget cuts to food safety, biosecurity
and public health-related agencies... If the cuts do go into
effect in two months, the FDA would see a $318 million budget
reduction with $71 million coming out of the agency’s food
program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and
Inspection Service would lose $86 million in funding. The
service ensures the safety of poultry, meat and processed egg
MDP Shuts Down; USDA Testing of Produce for Pathogens Halted
foodsafetynews.com - The Microbiological Data Program, which
used to conduct 80 percent of all federal produce testing for
pathogens like Salmonella and Listeria, officially shut down on
December 31, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official
confirmed. The $4.5 million program had been in shutdown mode
since mid-November.... Congress did not fund the program in the
last round of appropriations.
Oregon proposes tax for fuel-efficient cars due lost gas taxes
kpic.com - Oregon state officials are proposing an alternative
tax for drivers who have bought efficient or electric vehicles
that seldom or never stop at the gasoline pump, where government
has traditionally collected money to build and fix roads.... In
its upcoming session, the Oregon Legislature is expected to
consider a bill to require drivers with a vehicle getting at
least 55 miles per gallon of gasoline or its equivalent to pay a
per-mile tax after 2015.
Barack Obama signs sweeping US defence spending bill
Telegraph - President Barack Obama has signed into law a $633
billion (£390 billion) US defence spending bill that funds the
war in Afghanistan and boosts security at US missions worldwide.
VIDEO: REPORT: Geithner Leaving Treasury At End Of January
Daily Bail - Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F.
Geithner plans to leave the administration at the end of
January, even if President Barack Obama and congressional
Republicans haven’t reached an agreement to raise the debt
ceiling, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Figures on government spending and debt
AP - Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits
are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1
through Sept. 30.Total public debt subject to limit Jan. 2
16,393,975Statutory debt limit 16,394,000Total public debt
outstanding Jan. 2 16,432,706...
Transocean Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion To Settle
Charges Related To Gulf Oil Spill
Consumerist - Transocean, the offshore drilling company that
operated, on BP’s behalf, the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig
whose collapse resulted in multiple deaths and untold amounts of
oil being released into the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to plead
guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and to pay a total of
$1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties.
FDA Approves Tamiflu for Newborns Despite No Safety Evidence
Healthy Home Economist - On December 21, 2012, the FDA expanded
use of the anti-viral drug oseltamivir, known by the brand name
Tamiflu, to children as young as two weeks old.... The most
compelling reason which calls into question the FDA’s approval
of Tamiflu for infants is a 2010 study published in the The
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal which found that off label
use of Tamiflu in babies resulted in 84 of the 157 infants
(average age 6.3 months) experiencing complications from the
medication the most serious being meningitis (1%), pneumonia
(6%), and otitis media (1%).
Do You Know the 5 Powerful Psychological Triggers Your Doctor
Uses to Vaccinate Your Child?
vactruth.com - Doctors are well known for applying psychological
pressure to parents questioning vaccines. Maybe you’ve
experienced this pressure? Here are five psychological triggers
doctors use against you, the parent, and some of the suggestions
you can use to overcome them.
VIDEO/ARTICLE: Advanced Muscle Integration Technique — A
Remarkably Effective Treatment for Muscle Injuries and Pain
Dr. Mercola - This technique, which incorporates multiple
muscular skeletal techniques, acupuncture points, trigger
points, and other alternative modalities, can oftentimes resolve
injury-related pain in minutes, accelerate rehabilitation and
can dramatically help improve athletic performance. Using this
technique on the foot and ankle, recovery time for grade 1 and 2
type ankle sprains can potentially be reduced to minutes,
compared to the 4-6 weeks required when following conventional
treatment for a sprained ankle.
36,000 bottles of eye drops recalled after they were found to
contain PRINTER INK
Daily Mail - Bausch and Lomb, manufacturers of the prescription
eye drops, has sent letters to doctors and chemists ordering the
return of 35,800. The company, one of the biggest eye-care firms
in the world, has asked for the 1,780 batches - which contain 20
bottles in each - to be returned to their New York base after a
Birth Control Increases Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV,
Natural Society - An African study demonstrated that women who
take birth control have a doubled risk of contracting HIV than
women not taking the pill. In addition, an HIV positive woman
who takes birth control pills is twice as likely to pass the
virus to her uninfected partner compared to an infected woman
not taking the pill.
Trial set to begin in Boston over pregnancy drug
AP - At first, the Melnick sisters thought it was just a cruel
coincidence that two of them were diagnosed with breast cancer.
But when two more sisters were given the same diagnosis, they
came to suspect that a drug their mother took in the 1950s while
she was pregnant had something to do with it. The four sisters
are now suing a former maker of DES, or diethylstilbestrol, in a
case set to unfold in federal court on Friday, when it will
become one of the first of scores of such claims around the U.S.
to go to trial.
Turkey Tail Mushroom Used to Help Immune System Fight Cancer
Natural Society - One ‘scientific’ finding concerning turkey
tail revolves around the increased number of ‘natural killer
cells’ after ingestion of the mushroom. Natural killer cells
protect against viruses and tumors. “What’s more, turkey tail
mycelium excretes strong antiviral compounds, specifically
active against Human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical
cancer, and hepatitis C virus (HEP-C), which causes liver
cancer,” reports Huffington Post.
Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'
Green Med Info - This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills
MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates
regeneration of the dying beta cells with the diabetic's
pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists. The seeds of the
annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for
their healing properties since time immemorial.
in History - Thursday - January 3, 2013
1777 - The Battle of Princeton took place in the War of Independence, in
which George Washington defeated the British forces, led by Cornwallis.
1823 - Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government
and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River in Texas.
1825 - The first engineering college in the U.S. , Rensselaer School,
opened in Troy, NY. It is now known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
1833 - Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands in the South
Atlantic. About 150 years later, Argentina seized the islands from the
British, but Britain took them back after a 74-day war.
1938 - The first broadcast of "Woman in White" was presented on the NBC
Red network. The program remained on radio for 10 years.
1938 - The March of Dimes was established by U.S. President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt. The organization fights poliomyelitis. The original
name of the organization was the National Foundation for Infantile
1947 - U.S. Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time.
Viewers in Washington, Philadelphia and New York City saw some of the
opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress.
1953 - Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, became the first
mother-son combination to serve at the same time in the U.S. Congress.
1959 - In the U.S., Alaska became the 49th state.
1961 - The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicated Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro.
1967 - Jack Ruby died in a Dallas, TX, hospital.
1988 - Margaret Thatcher became the longest-serving British Prime
Minister in the 20th century.
1990 - Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S.
forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission.
1993 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris
Yeltsin signed the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in
1995 - WHO reported that the cumulative total of officially reported
cases of AIDS had risen to 1,025,073 in 192 countries as at the end of
1995 - The U.S. Postal Service raised the price of the first-class stamp
to 32 cents.
1997 - Bryant Gumbel signed off for the last time as host of NBC's
1998 - China announced that it would spend $27.7 billion to fight
erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys.
2004 - NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars. The craft was able to send
back black and white images three hours after landing.
drones kill 13 in Pakistan
Press TV - Multiple U.S. drone strikes in the tribal regions bordering
Afghanistan have killed at least 13 people, according to Pakistani
intelligence officials. The officials say the missile strikes occurred
early Thursday in the South and North Waziristan tribal areas. Islamabad
has repeatedly condemned drone attacks as violation of its sovereignty
and called on Washington to stop them. Most of the victims of such
attacks are civilians-- many of them women and children.
Israeli military preparing hospitals for chemical attacks says report
Rt - Israeli military command is running drills to prepare the country's
medical facilities for a variety of security threats, including missile
and chemical attacks, the Jerusalem Post reported, quoting a senior IDF
Israel tries to avert Palestine awakening
Press TV - An unnamed Israeli security source said on Wednesday that the
arrest operations “started in the past few days and will increase.”
“There is a certain (Palestinian) awakening,” said the source, adding,
“As a consequence a decision was taken within the security establishment
to increase intelligence activity and arrests among members of Hamas or
activists against Israel.”
Israel evicts 500 Palestinians from WB
Press TV - Many of the Palestinian residents were forced to vacate their
homes in the Wadi al-Maleh area in the north of the Jordan Valley in the
occupied West Bank on Wednesday, AFP reported. Israel called the homes
in the area “illegal” and said the evacuation is temporary and for a
military exercise. "Due to a military exercise... temporary eviction
notices were distributed today,” the Israeli military said in a
VIDEO: Bahrain meets 2013 with intensified crackdown on protesters
RT - Popular unrest has reignited with renewed vigor in 2013 in Bahrain
as Shiite protesters took to the streets to demand a transition
government and the removal of Prime Minister Khalifa, who has been
premier for almost 40 years.
Iran says captures two U.S.-made miniature surveillance drones
Reuters - Iran has captured two miniature U.S.-made surveillance drones
over the past 17 months, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.... The
lightweight RQ11 Raven drones were brought down by Iranian air defense
units in separate incidents in August 2011 and November 2012, Rear
Admiral Amir Rastegari told Fars news agency. "Much of the data of these
drones has been decoded by the Army's jihad and research center," he
said, without elaborating.
Russian Navy to hold biggest war games in decades
RT - The four major Russian Navy fleets will hold a joint exercise in
late January in the Mediterranean and Black seas. It will be the biggest
such event in decades. Commands for the Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and
Pacific fleets have been preparing for the exercises since December of
last year, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced. Warships detached
for the event are currently sailing to those regions.
Venezuelan Leader Hugo Chavez In a Coma ‘only kept alive by life
support’ After Cancer Surgery
Daily Mail - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is in an induced coma
being kept alive by life support following complications during cancer
surgery, it was claimed today. Sources at the hospital in Cuba where he
is being treated told a Spanish newspaper he was showing ‘very weak’
vital signs, adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines
‘at any moment’.
Cash Strapped Red Cross Predicts Violent Riots in Europe
Kurt Nimmo - The International Committee of the Red Cross said on
Tuesday that the organization’s staff experienced working in conflict
areas will now concentrate on Europe.
Drug-resistant malaria in Thailand threatens deadly global ‘nightmare’
NBC News - The malaria parasite -- carried by infected mosquitoes from
person to person -- still kills an estimated 655,000 people a year.
That's almost 2,000 a day, mostly in Africa, with children being most at
risk. If the world loses its front-line drug, the impact could be
U.S. News, Politics & Government
White House wins fight to keep drone killings of Americans
RT - A federal judge issued a 75-page ruling on Wednesday that
declares that the US Justice Department does not have a legal
obligation to explain the rationale behind killing Americans
with targeted drone strikes. United States District Court Judge
Colleen McMahon wrote in her finding this week that the Obama
administration was largely in the right by rejecting Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by the American Civil
Liberties Union and The New York Times for materials pertaining
to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to execute three US
citizens abroad in late 2011
US general retires with rank intact despite bullying claims
RT - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has permitted the former
director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to retire as a
three-star general, rather than demote him first. Lt. Gen.
Patrick O’Reilly previously faced criticism for his style of
N.Y. county vows to withhold pistol permit data from the Journal
USA Today - Putnam County officials, who say they will refuse a
newspaper's request to release the names and addresses of
residents with pistol permits, would break New York law in
withholding the data, a state official said.
Gun checks soar 39 percent, set new record: FBI
Reuters - The FBI said it recorded 2.78 million background
checks during the month, surpassing the mark set in November of
2.01 million checks - about a 39 percent rise.
VIDEO: ATF Agent Seizes 30 Toy Guns!
liveleak.com - Says They can be Converted!
NYPD loses crucial evidence, guns and drugs to Sandy
RT - The New York Police Department lost tons of crucial DNA and
other evidence when two of its warehouses were destroyed by
Hurricane Sandy. Now, Gotham's justice system is struggling to
produce the materials in court.
Al Jazeera buys Current TV in bid for US airtime
RT - After announcing in October that it was considering looking
for a buyer, struggling American cable channel Current TV has
been purchased by Al Jazeera. The move will see the Qatar-based
international news outlet gain new access to American viewers.
DHS Says ‘Report Neighbors Who Have Coffee Grinders and Goggles
Intel Hub - In a December 27, 2010 “Roll Call Release,” the DHS
informed law enforcement and first responders that they should
be on the lookout for certain people; but it’s not gun owning
patriots or citizen journalists; it’s coffee drinkers and
scientists. The document intends to show indicators to the law
enforcement and first responders which may suggest that a person
is making or has the ability to make CBR (chemical, biological,
and radiological) weapons.... Well, here’s a full list of these
Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted
Corrupt Politicians” for 2012
judicialwatch.org - Judicial Watch, the public interest group
that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today
released its 2012 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt
Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes...
Hillary Clinton Released From NYC Hospital After Being Treated
For Blood Clot
CBS News - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged
from New York Presbyterian Hospital Wednesday evening and her
medical team is confident she will “make a full recovery.”
Next Prop 37? New Mexico Law Calls for Mandatory Labeling of
Natural Society - The New Mexico bill, which was introduced by
State Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe), goes into debate this
year and will likely be hit (in a similar manner to Prop 37)
with a ton of corporate-backed roadblocks. Nevertheless, it’s
statistically what the consumers want. Over 90 percent of United
States citizens have repeatedly voiced their support of GMO
labeling legislation. And that’s using very conservative
figures; many show 96% or higher.
Hillary Clinton in hospital amid speculation of plane accident
debka.com - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s admittance
to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Monday, Dec, 31 - with a
blood clot caused by concussion - gave wings to a cloud of rumor
and conspiracy theories surrounding her state of health.
YouTube: Fox News: Are SSRI Antidepressants Causing School
Fox News - "Both clinical trial and pharmacovigilance data point
to possible links between these drugs and violent behaviors...
Many jurisdictions appear not to have considered the possibility
that a prescription drug may induce violence..."
Giles County cancels school Wednesday after website asks if
Narrows could be site of next school massacre
Roanoke Times - [Sheriff] Millirons said Virginia State Police
informed local law enforcement last week that they had received
a tip about an article on a website that pointed out that “Sandy
Hook” was referenced on a map in a scene from the Batman movie
“The Dark Knight Rises.” Also on the map in the movie was
“Narrows,” Millirons said.
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Batman Movie Map Closes School in Virginia
Gun Ranges to be Regulated Under Draconian Bill
Paul Joseph Watson - As Infowars reported earlier today, second
amendment activists are incensed about an upcoming bill in the
Illinois legislature which, according to the Illinois State
Rifle Association, would leave gun owners with, “a very short
window to turn in your guns to the State Police to avoid
prosecution.” The bill, the precise text of which has not yet
been released, would virtually ban all modern firearms including
semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and pump action
shotguns. The legislation could be signed into law as early as
Friday, leaving most guns “subject to confiscation by the
Illinois State Police.”
Texas Cops Cite Gangs As Justification For Unconstitutional
Steve Watson - In a practice that officials acknowledge has been
ongoing for more than a year now, cops in Texas are setting up
roadside checkpoints and photographing “suspects”, citing gang
culture as a justification. The McAllen Monitor reports that the
South Texas Civil Rights Project, based in Alamo, has taken up
issue with the San Juan Police Department, noting that “what
they’re doing could be unconstitutional.”
VIDEO: Veterans For Peace and Anti-War Groups Retreat From
Meaningful Action to Stop War on Syria
Philip C. Restino, Jr. - After a year’s worth of bloodshed in
Libya and simultaneous drum-beating for invading Syria in the
same manner, H. Con. Res. 107 was introduced on March 7, 2012 by
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) threatening impeachment of the
President if he were to take the U.S. to war without a proper
authorization by Congress.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From The Fiscal Cliff Deal
Economic Collapse - The fiscal cliff bill was more than 150
pages long, and our Senators got the bill into their hands just
3 minutes before they voted on it. So none of them actually read
the bill. But that is the way things work in America today. The
blind are leading the blind and everyone is mindlessly hoping
that everything will turn out okay somehow. For a few moments,
let's take a closer look at the fiscal cliff deal. There are
some good things in there, there are some bad things in there,
and there are some things about the deal that are downright
* Related PDF File of the Fiscal "fraud" Cliff Bill:
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Everything Is Going To Come Down To March 1
Business Insider - Here's a day you have to circle in your
calendar: March 1, 2013.
Make sure you pre-block off all of your other social
engagements, because you're going to want to be around a
computer and a TV. First, that's the day that the
"sequestration" (mandatory spending cuts) go into effect. But
beyond that, it looks like that will also be the day that the
debt ceiling hits, according to Goldman's Alec Philips...
Judge Napolitano: Republicans Did Opposite Of What They Were
Elected For With Fiscal Cliff Bill
xrepublic.tv - Judge Napolitano didn't mince words this morning
as he reacted to the vote on Fox and Friends, saying that
Republicans "caved" last night, an action that is "churning the
acid in the stomach for a lot of us this morning who believe
Republicans were elected to shrink government, reduce spending,
stop borrowing and lower taxes."
Production of 75-watt bulbs to be phased out
WSOC-TV - Homeowners looking to replace some 75-watt light bulbs
around the house are running out of time. A federal law started
Tuesday that stops 75-watt incandescent bulbs from being made or
imported. The bulbs are being phased out for more energy
efficient bulbs. They will still be sold at stores as retailers
can sell the rest of their existing stock. Forty-watt and
60-watt incandescent bulbs will be phased out next year.
New research shows alkaline foods and supplements build strong
(NaturalNews) While mainstream medicine continues to push a host
of side-effect laden drugs to supposedly keep bones strong,
there may be a much safer solution to help ward off osteoporosis
-- making sure you consume supplements and/or foods containing
potassium citrate, vitamin D and calcium.
Enhance spiritual, mental and physical well-being with a pineal
(NaturalNews) Pinecone shaped, the size of a pea and resting in
the center of the brain, the pineal gland is small but powerful.
It secretes melatonin, which regulates sleep/wake cycles, and
serotonin, a neurotransmitter that fosters happy and balanced
states of mind. Not only crucial for a good night's rest,
melatonin also slows aging and is a potent antioxidant. It helps
to protect against electromagnetic pollution as well. Moreover,
individuals have reported heightened feelings of empathy while
supplementing with melatonin -- leading to more harmonious
Health Benefits of Green Coffee: Weight Loss, Diabetes, More
Natural Society - Coffee health benefits should not be ignored.
Coffee can increase energy levels, reduce depression, improve
mood, and help you focus. But while roasted beans do provide
some benefits, green coffee is reportedly even more potent.
Among its benefits, green coffee seems to be particularly good
at reducing blood pressure.
Madness: These statistics could qualify tantrum-throwing
children as mentally ill
(NaturalNews) In an effort to help parents "take the guesswork
out of when to worry" about their children and rush them in for
screening and treatment, researchers are ready to tell you that
your tantrum-throwing kid is mentally ill.
Neurofeedback corrects health problems without invasive
procedures, studies find
(NaturalNews) Through a technique known as "neurofeedback,"
people can learn to train their own brain activity in order to
produce concrete health benefits - often better than more
invasive interventions. In one recent study, researchers from
University College London used neurofeedback to improve healthy
patients' vision, suggesting that the technique might some day
be helpful in correcting abnormal brain activity such as that
caused by strokes.
8 Scary Hidden Ingredients in Processed Foods
(Before It's News) - If you haven’t brushed up on your high
school chemistry lately, chances are, you have a hard time
figuring out the ingredients list on processed food labels. What
the heck is butylated hydroxyanisole? Any clue what ammonium
sulfate is, and what else it’s used for? Well, the answers might
Is Your Headache Caused by Electro-Smog?
Green Med Info - Most of us are too busy to notice. We have
texting to do, and constant important information to exchange.
But something invisible could be harming us. More people are
experiencing headaches, tinnitus, brain fog, ear pressures,
sleep disorders, neurological symptoms, cardiac, and cancer
risks, plus more. There are even mysterious hums that people
Protect Public Against Domestic Drone Spying, Says New York
reason.com - Back in October, as I walked through Logan Airport
I was entranced by a Parrot AR Quadrocopter drone hovering in
front me in the concourse. It was being guided by a gift shop
sales clerk using her iPhone. She showed me how it worked and I
was particularly startled by the clarity of the video it was
recording. I thought it would be great to use to take aerial
video of my house, the woods around my cabin, my neighbors'
houses .... whoa, I thought to myself. Video of my neighbors'
houses, yards, and their activities? Maybe even peek inside
their windows? No thanks. More about the Parrot AR Drone here.
in History - Wednesday - January 2, 2013
1788 - Georgia became the 4th
state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1842 - In Fairmount, PA, the first wire suspension bridge was opened to
1879 - Thomas Edison began construction on his first generator.
1890 - Alice Sanger became the first female White House staffer.
1892 - Ellis Island opened as America's first federal immigration
center. Annie Moore, at age 15, became the first person to pass through.
1893 - The first commemorative postage stamps were issued.
1910 - The first junior high school in the United States opened.
McKinley School in Berkeley, CA, housed seventh and eighth grade
students. In a separate building students were housed who attended
1917 - Royal Bank of Canada took over the Quebec Bank.
1921 - The first religious broadcast on radio was heard on KDKA Radio in
Pittsburgh, PA, as Dr. E.J. Van Etten of Calvary Episcopal Church
1935 - Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for the kidnap-murder of
Charles Lindberghs baby. Hauptmann was found guilt and executed.
1942 - The Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces
during World War II.
1960 - U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his
candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1968 - Fidel Castro announced petroleum and sugar rationing in Cuba.
1971 - In the U.S., a federally imposed ban on television cigarette
advertisements went into effect.
1974 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill requiring all
states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 MPH. The law was intended
to conserve gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed by Arab
oil-producing countries. Federal speed limits were abolished in 1995.
1983 - The final edition of Garry Trudeau’s comic strip, "Doonesbury",
appeared in 726 newspapers. "Doonesbury" began running again in
1991 - Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC. She
was the first black woman to head a city of that size and prominence.
1996 - AT&T announced that it would eliminate 40,000 jobs over three
1998 - Russia began circulating new rubles in effort to keep inflation
in check and promote confidence.
SNC demands more arms for Syria militants
Press TV - Syria’s main foreign-backed opposition group has called on
the international community to provide more weapons to militants
fighting against the Syrian government. George Sabra, the chairman of
the so-called Syrian National Council (SNC), made the remarks in the
Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday.
Iranian forces warn off 30 spy drones in drill: Iran cmdr.
Press TV - On the fifth day of the military maneuvers on Tuesday, the
spokesman for the Velayat 91 naval drills Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari
noted that Iranian forces have so far stopped 30 intrusion attempts by
foreign spy drones and reconnaissance aircraft into the maneuver zone.
VIDEO: Israeli settlers raid, vandalize West Bank village
Press TV - The attackers also caused serious property damage to houses
and farm machineries in al-Qusra village on Tuesday. “The settlers cut
off all the olive trees and threw stones at the houses. This is the
second time this has happened this week. The settlers have been
harassing us for three years. They have shot and injured our people,” a
villager told Press TV.
Japan plans 'nationalisation' of factories to save industry
Telegraph - Japan's government is to take the unprecedented step of
buying factories and machinery directly with taxpayer funds, the latest
in a series of radical steps to lift the country out of its deep slump.
'Tsunami bomb' tested off New Zealand coast
Telegraph - The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia
and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was
feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially
create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city. The top
secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device
as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were exploded
during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa
Peninsula, near Auckland.
China's Newest And Deadliest Warship Has Entered The South China Sea
Business Insider - As five other countries claim ownership of the
Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, and its supposed billions in oil
and gas deposits, China's backing its claim by sending the newest
warship it has to the region.
Turning up the heat: Probe finds 'inadequate fireproofing' in Japanese
RT - A number of Japanese nuclear plants are ill-equipped to deal with
fires, a report in the Japanese media has revealed. In the wake of the
country’s Fukushima disaster, poor fireproofing could set back the
reactivation of nuclear stations by years.
Tens of Thousands march in rival protests over Hong Kong’s leader
RT - Up to 130,000 people have held rival marches in Hong Kong both for
and against the city’s chief executive, Leung Chun Ying.... Leung’s
critics say he should step down over allegations he lied about illegal
renovations to his mansion. Leung secretly extended his $64 million home
without getting government planning permission or paying real estate
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Can't Account for $200 Million in NATO Gas Receipts for
Afghan Army Fuel
allgov.com - Thanks to unauthorized shredding of documents, U.S.
officials in Afghanistan have been unable to account for about
$200 million spent by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) on fuel for the Afghan Army over a two-year period.
New report highlights ethics and policy dangers of 'military
Activist Post - In a new 108-page report prepared for the
Greenwall Foundation by Patrick Lin, PhD, Maxwell Mehlman, JD
and Keith Abney ABD, the many risks are outlined along with some
of the many “human enhancement projects recently or currently
pursued by militaries worldwide.”
NY area lawmakers: House GOP scraps vote Sandy aid
AP - New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger
late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican
leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end
without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
VIDEO: Top 10 Events that Prove Obama Planned Gun Control Long
Before Newtown Tragedy
Aaron Dykes - It should be painfully obvious that the gun
grabbers — including the likes of President Obama, Senator
Dianne Feinstein and Vice President Joe Biden, among many others
— are not responding to the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting
alone, but are using that terrible tragedy to implement a gun
control agenda they have long ago planned, waiting for the right
timing to achieve their aims.
VIDEO: Media Distorting Crime States For An Agenda
Activist Post - Must see. Crime stats they'd rather you not
'JOURNAL NEWS' hires armed security guards after 'name and
shame' of armed citizens
rocklandtimes.com - According to police reports on public
record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was
alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an
avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office,
following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol
permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.
VIDEO: US Government murdered more children at WACO than were
killed at Sandy Hook
Daily Paul - Where is the outrage?
YouTube: Emilie Parker Found 2 Days After Shooting
VIDEO: Three shooters involved in Sandy Hook carnage: Shrimpton
A specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law said
that there were three shooters at Sandy Hook massacre that left
26 people, including 20 children, dead. “The Sandy Hook
Elementary School shooting was the work of three. I say again
three shooters. It’s possible that Adam Lanza was one of those
three, although there is some doubt about that. Some people
within the intelligence community don’t accept… I think he was
involved,” Michael Shrimpton told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on
White House Petition: Eliminate armed guards for the President,
Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones
Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some
politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms.
Those same politicians and their families are currently under
the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones
are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones
should be good enough for politicians.
Obama Returns to Hawaii at an Added Cost of Over $3 Million
.whitehousedossier.com - In a move that is rich in irony,
President Obama this morning agreed to sign an emergency deficit
reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and
then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra
cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers. The price tag is in
addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on
the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the
excursion to well over $7 million.
50 Predictions For 2013
Economic Collapse - I openly admit that I won't get all of these
predictions right, and that is okay. Hopefully I will at least
be more accurate than most of the other armchair prognosticators
out there. It is important to look ahead and try to get a handle
on what is coming, because I believe that the rest of this
decade is going to be extraordinarily chaotic for the U.S.
Fiscal Cliff: White House declares victory
Politico - The White House issued a “fact sheet” statement
Tuesday declaring the fiscal cliff agreement a victory, though
the House has yet to vote on the measure.
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$1 in Spending Cuts for Every $41 in Tax Increases
Senate-Passed Deal Means Higher Tax on 77% of Households
Bloomberg - More than 80 percent of households with incomes
between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the
households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be
$1,635, the policy center said. A 2 percent payroll tax cut,
enacted during the economic slowdown, is being allowed to expire
as of yesterday.
6 Things You Won't Believe That Are In The Fiscal Cliff Bill
That The Senate Passed At 2 AM
Business Insider - The bill is pretty straightforward. Income
tax rates will only rise on those making over $400K (liberals
wanted $250K, GOP wanted no taxes to rise). Spending cuts will
be delayed for 2 months to give the sides more time to address
them. So why is the bill 157-pages long? Because when Washington
does business and passes a huge bill, there are all kinds of
little other pre-existing tax things most Americans have never
heard of, but which needed to be extended, that also get into
the bill. It's just how it works.
UH-OH: Republicans Are Threatening To Amend To Fiscal Cliff Bill
With Spending Cuts
Business Insider - GOP House leaders are now suggesting that
they plan to amend the bill to include spending cuts — an
outcome that will almost certainly be unpalatable to Democrats
in the Senate. The new deadline for the fiscal cliff is
Thursday, when the 112th Congress officially ends. If lawmakers
can't reach a deal by that date, then the whole ordeal has to
start over in the new Congress.
Soaring cost of military drugs could hurt budget
statesman.com - Last year, the Pentagon spent more on pills,
injections and vaccines than it did on Black Hawk helicopters,
Abrams tanks, Hercules C-130 cargo planes and Patriot missiles —
What the mainstream media and the politicians are NOT telling
you about military spending
Ian Shilling - The politicians outright lie about military
spending every day. Boehner: "the military cuts (in the fiscal
cliff sequestration) will have a drastic effect on our National
Defense." Total garbage - they could find the $24bn in the
fiscal cliff from petty cash. But nobody - not from the GOP or
the Dems or the mainstream media calls him out about it.
Opposition grows to congressional pay raise
Press TV - Democratic Rep. John Barrow of Georgia is urging
House leadership to block an executive order authorizing raises
for members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden. At a time
when American families face real hardship, it would be
irresponsible to allow Congressional pay to increase. Too many
families face uncertainty in the New Year for Congress to get a
bonus”, Barrow said in a statement Monday.
ABC News Investigations of the Year: Phantom Debt Collectors
ABC News - Hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans were
being targeted by abusive debt collectors operating out of
overseas call centers, part of what authorities were calling a
massive scam that targeted struggling Americans -- especially
those who have gone online to apply for payday loans.
US Vets Christmas Party
Houston Homeless - Christmas Day 2012
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!
To all our wonderful supporters for TPH and the homeless vets in
Houston. Look what all we did together. Our sincere thanks to
those who donated, who helped pack (Joshs' family) for shipping
costs (Vic our incredible UPS manager) and especially the
workers at Vintage store in Versailles, Scott and Becky.
Also, a special thank you to Joyce who encouraged all to help!!
Together we put some smiles on many faces this year!!
Click on the links below to view a few photos:
Houston Homeless - Christmas Day 2012
US Vets Christmas Party 2012
$10 Billion Settlement Expected on Past Abuses in Home Loans
NY Times - Banking regulators are close to a $10 billion
settlement with 14 banks that would end the government’s efforts
to hold lenders responsible for foreclosure abuses like faulty
paperwork and excessive fees that may have led to evictions,
according to people with knowledge of the discussions. Under the
settlement, a significant amount of the money, $3.75 billion,
would go to people who have already lost their homes...
A Massive Electromagnetic Pulse Could Collapse The Economy In A
Activist Post - What would you do if all the lights went out and
they never came back on? That is a question that the new NBC
series "Revolution" asks, but most people have no idea that a
similar thing could happen in real life at any moment. A single
gigantic electromagnetic pulse over the central United States
could potentially fry most of the electronics from coast to
coast if it was powerful enough.
When fracking came to suburban Texas
The Guardian - Residents of Gardendale, a suburb near the hub of
the west Texas oil industry, face having up to 300 wells in
AUDIO: New nuclear reactor to be buried 100 feet under
permafrost in middle of Alaska?
ENE News - Toshiba is very interested in, it has been in talks
with the mayor of Galena [Alaska] to build a, what they call a
4S Toshiba, it’s a liquid sodium reactor that they propose to
bury under the permafrost — 100 feet under the permafrost, on
the Yukon River floodplain. So the last of the pristine rivers
in the world, there’s been negotiations and machinations to put
a liquid sodium reactor under the permafrost on the floodplain
there in the middle of Alaska.
Proof: Breast cancer cells can revert to normal without drugs
(NaturalNews) Now there's evidence from scientists at the
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and the
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that malignant mammary
cells can be guided back into a normal growth pattern without
using chemicals or drugs.... So what did the researchers do to
make cancer cells return to normal? They literally put the
squeeze on them. Specifically, they showed that mechanical
pressure exerted on cancer cells made them appear to be normal
and healthy cells again.
How to prevent heart disease with everyday foods
(NaturalNews) It is the leading cause of death in America today,
and the costs associated with treating it are expected to nearly
triple by the year 2030. But heart disease does not have to be
the inevitable death sentence that many people assume it to be
-- in fact, you can effectively avoid developing heart disease
altogether by steering clear of certain foods and eating plenty
of certain other ones. Here are some helpful tips for ringing in
a heart-healthy new year through proper diet and
Keep healthy this new year with the best winter supplements
(NaturalNews) Cold weather months are notorious for colds, flus,
bouts of low energy, and extra fatigue. Fight off germs and
malaise with the best winter supplements. Natural supplements
can boost the immune system and prepare the body for winter. Try
these cold weather remedies to stay healthy and alleviate
FDA new drug approvals hit 16-year high in 2012
Reuters - U.S. regulators approved 39 new drugs in 2012, the
most in 16 years, suggesting that pharmaceutical makers are
poised for growth after losing billions of dollars in recent
years to generic drug makers because of patent expirations.
What's in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More
Natural Society - he scientists analyzed 20 samples of
milk—cow’s, goat’s, and human—bought in Spain and Morocco, and
found a chemical cocktail of ingredients added to the animal’s
diet prior to milking or contamination through feed or on the
farm. Some of the contaminants found in trace amounts include
triclosan (an anti-fungal), 17-beta-estradiol (a sex hormone),
and florfenicol (an antibiotic).
Indiana hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot
Fox News - A northern Indiana hospital has fired eight employees
who refused to get flu shots the hospital says are needed to
protect patients from the potentially deadly illness.
Democrats Crank Up Death Panel Talk Following Obama Win
Kurt Nimmo - Now that Obama has secured another four years in
the White House, it is time for the administration to crank out
more Obamacare propaganda, specifically arguments about the cost
ineffectiveness of keep old people alive.
Intel Is Reportedly Going To Destroy The Cable Model By Offering
People The Ability To Subscribe To Individual Channels
Business Insider - Intel is reportedly on the cusp of delivering
something that consumers around the world have been wanting for
a long, long time.
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Intel's Plan To Beat Apple With Its Own TV Service
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: The Honey You Should Never Buy - It May Be Tainted with
Lead and Antibiotics
Dr. Mercola - One Colorado beekeeper named Tom Theobald exposed
the EPA’s complicity with Bayer in allowing Clothianidin to
market without honeybee safety studies An average of six
different pesticides were found in hives across the country,
with one hive testing positive for 31 different pesticides, in
one recent study.
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The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You
Warning About Car Door Locks
Before It's News - As I reached to open the door I noticed there
was a hole right under my door handle. My first thought was,
“someone has shot my truck !” I began to think about it and
inspect it a little closer and the “light” slowly began to come
New Year Welcomes Oddball State Laws
ABC News - Many new, unusual state laws will take effect when
the ball drops at midnight and millions of Americans ring in the
New Year, including one that will limit the number of cats in a
household. Related video.
- January 1, 2013
Iran Stages ‘Cyber Warfare Drill’
Rachel Hirshfeld - Iranian forces have combined cyber warfare tactics
and maritime war games in a drill for the first time as the Islamic
republic's naval units staged maneuvers in the Strait of Hormuz, media
reports said on Monday.
Reports: Russia sends another naval ship to Syrian port
Washington Post - Russian news agencies say the navy is sending another
ship to the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russia has a naval base.... The
reports gave no information on the ship’s intent. But Russian diplomats
have said that Moscow is preparing a plan to evacuate thousands of
Russians from Syria if necessary.
The Tri-Command Strategy and Merging U.S.-Canada Arctic Foreign Policy
Dana Gabriel - On December 11, 2012, the U.S. and Canada signed the
Tri-Command Framework for Arctic Cooperation which will further
integrate United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), Canadian Joint
Operations Command (CJOC) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama authorizes five more years of warrantless wiretapping
RT - Federal detectives won’t need a warrant to eavesdrop on the
emails and phone calls of Americans for another five years.
President Obama reauthorized an intelligence gathering bill on
Sunday that puts national security over constitutional rights.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 12/31/12: New Year's
Message to Congress: Follow the Constitution!
As I prepare to retire from Congress, I’d like to suggest a few
New Year’s resolutions for my colleagues to consider. For the
sake of liberty, peace, and prosperity I certainly hope more
members of Congress consider the strict libertarian
constitutional approach to government in 2013.
Video text here.
Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot
CNN News - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized
Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up
exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her
Clinton's Clot 'Between the Brain and the Skull Behind the Right
VIDEO: Dianne Feinstein Says Her Goal is to Disarm All Americans
Alex Jones - Dianne Feinstein: “If I could have gotten 51 votes
in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking
up [every gun]… Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.”
SRO Crowds Attend Gun Shows Across America in Response to Fed
Gun Grab Plan
Kurt Nimmo - Americans understand that Obama and Feinstein are
coming for the guns. In response, they are attending gun shows —
that will soon be illegal — in large numbers.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Faces Customer Outrage Over Gun Ban
Fox News - Dick’s announced just before Christmas that it was
suspended sales of rifles out of respect for the victims of the
school shooting. But some customers allege the company is also
refusing to honor sales made the day after Thanksgiving. And
thousands have joined a Facebook page calling for a boycott of
AUDIO: NC Police Lieutenant: 30-45 days until Martial Law
Daily Paul - Listen to the audio clip from "The
Pastor Butch Paugh Show". Summery: Law enforcement is being
trained to confiscate, disarm, and take down the American
Patriots. Law enforcement is training with Military Drones. The
Police Officers who are volunteering to train to kill Patriots
are young and use steroids.... Predicts that in the next 2-3
months individual patriots will be killed, arrested, and have
their weapons and prep gear confiscated.
Iowa implementing face recognition program to track sex
RT - The Iowa Department of Public Safety has secured $110,000
in federal funds that will be used to implement a state-wide
face recognition program that will start with tracking convicted
British Olympic hero held as suspected terrorist by US customs
RT - Mo Farah, a British citizen who won two gold medals for
running during London 2012 was held by US customs when leaving
the country to see his family for Christmas, as they suspected
he might be a terrorist, because he was born in Somalia.
Big Sis Spy Drone At Vikings-Packers Game?
Paul Joseph Watson - TSA agents were out in force during
yesterday’s Vikings-Packers game at the Metrodome in Minnesota,
in addition to a surveillance drone that was spotted keeping
tabs on fans – another illustration of how the federal agency is
expanding its remit well outside the realm of transportation.
20 dark predictions for 2013, the year of oppression and
(NaturalNews) 2013 will go down in history as the year of global
insanity. The Earth isn't going crazy, but many of the people
who inhabit it certainly are. Madness is about to be unleashed
on many fronts: economic, social, political, financial and more.
In the near future, you will look back on the Christmas of 2012
and think, "Wow, those were the GOOD times!"
Pentagon To "Temporarily" Fire 800,000 If No Cliff Deal; Chaos
Zero Hedge - Illustrating the gravity of the cuts, the Pentagon
plans to notify 800,000 civilian employees that they could be
forced to take several weeks of unpaid leave in 2013 if a deal
isn't struck, and other agencies are likely to follow suit.
US fiscal cliff, a political jockeying: Dr Paul Craig Roberts
xrepublic.tv - A former US Assistant Treasurer says the US
Fiscal cliff is mainly hoax and that it amounts to a mere one
tenth of the growth of the US public Debt per year. In the
background of this, the fiscal cliff deadline looms with
politicians unable to strike a deal on a package to prevent a
'potential crisis that could send the US back into recession'
according to American media.
VIDEO: Happy New Year Middle Class: The Fiscal Cliff Is Going To
Rip You To Shreds
Economic Collapse - The middle class has quite a gift welcoming
them as the calendar flips over to 2013. Their payroll taxes are
going to go up, their income taxes are going to go up, and
approximately 28 million households are going to be hit with a
huge, unexpected AMT tax bill on their 2012 earnings. So happy
New Year middle class!
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Police claim to arrest Occupy activists with cache of weapons
RT - New York City police claim they found bomb-making materials
and a ‘Terrorist Encyclopedia’ at the Greenwich Village home of
a young Harvard graduate and his 9-month pregnant girlfriend....
Some have begun to question the events of the strange arrest,
which were surprising considering the couple’s background. The
Post reported the claims made by the New York Police Department,
but did not report the defendant’s case.
Antidepressants to treat grief? Psychiatry panelists with ties
to drug industry say yes
Washington Post - For years, the official handbook of
psychiatry, issued by the American Psychiatric Association,
advised against diagnosing major depression when the distress is
“better accounted for by bereavement.” Such grief, experts said,
was better left to nature. But that may be changing.
Top Natural News health stories of the 2012 - an interview with
the Health Ranger
tv.naturalnews.com - Mike Adams sits down with David Ortiz of
InfoWars Nightly News to talk about the biggest health stories
Chocolate Can be Healthy, as Long as it is the Right Kind
Natural Society - Can chocolate have negative effects on a
person’s health? Absolutely, if it's not the right kind of
chocolate. Sure, the chocolate candies you might find in the
supermarket can induce weight gain, increase diabetes risk, and
cause many other problems, but not all chocolate is bad. In
fact, chocolate can be really good for you as long as it's pure,
and at least 70% cacao.
Two "Forbidden Foods" That Can Give You Instant Energy
Dr. Mercola - I encourage you to peruse the list below to take
advantage of some of the healthiest foods on earth. Before we
can talk about the best foods, we need to perform some nutrition
"mythbusting" and address two major dietary myths that have
permeated Western culture for decades: 1. Fat is bad for
you—especially saturated fat. 2. All microorganisms are
Dry skin? Try upping your vitamin D intake
(NaturalNews) One of the major drawbacks of winter is the effect
cold, dry weather has on your skin. The good news is, research
shows that upping your vitamin D intake could actually help
mitigate that problem and keep your skin looking and feeling
The Price of Beauty: Beware of Toxic Health-Damaging Chemicals
Natural Society - Just how far would you go to fit the profile
of a “beauty”? Countless women put their health on the line in
pursuit of what the glossy magazines tells us is pretty. If you
are using chemical salon treatments, you could be doing far more
than changing your appearance; you could be damaging your
Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Fat Around Organs
Natural Society - Sleep is vital not only for surviving, but
also for thriving. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine
revealed that irregular sleep patterns can lead to unhealthy fat
deposits around vital organs. This dangerous fat accumulates
around the middle region of the body and is extremely dangerous.
VIDEO: New Discoveries About How Gut Bacteria Can Have Profound
Implications for Your Health
Dr. Mercola - Your body is loaded with bacteria, of both good
and bad varieties. In fact, about 100 trillion bacteria live
inside you, which is more than 10 times the number of cells you
have in your body! The ideal balance between these bacteria is
about 85 percent "good" and 15 percent "bad".
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Farm Bill Deal Reached
farmfutures.com - As the year winds down and Congress appears
unable to reach an agreement on the Fiscal Cliff, rising worries
over an expired farm bill has apparently gotten come action.
Over the weekend, key leaders of both parties on the House and
Senate Agriculture Committees have agreed to a one-year
extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, according to USA Today.
Raw Milk Company Sues The FDA
digitaljournal.com - Organic Pastures, America’s largest raw
milk dairy is to sue the FDA over the issue of distributing its
unpasteurized milk across the U.S.
VIDEO: The Best and Worst of Pet Food in 2012
Susan Thixton - This has been a busy year for pet food, sadly
most of the news is bad news for petsumers. Remembering some of
pet food 2012. At the January 2012 AAFCO meeting, the FDA
previewed their pet food safety video. They asked for feedback,