Today in History - Tuesday - July 31, 2012
1792 - The cornerstone of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was
laid. It was the first building to be used only as a U.S. government
1919 - Germany's Weimar Constitution was adopted.
1928 - MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced
MGM’s first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."
1945 - Pierre Laval of France surrendered to Americans in Austria.
1948 - U.S. President Truman helped dedicate New York International
Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild
1955 - Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the
youngest person to swim the English Channel.
1964 - The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the
1971 - Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a
lunar rover vehicle (LRV).
1982 - Yugoslavia imposed a six-month freeze on prices.
1989 - A pro-Iranian group in Lebanon released a videotape
reportedly showing the hanged body of American hostage William R.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
1995 - The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Capital Cities/ABC
in a $19 billion deal.
1999 - The spacecraft Lunar Prospect crashed into the moon. It was a
mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. The craft had
been launched on January 6, 1998.
2007 - The iTunes Music Store reached 2 million feature length films
Pakistan, US sign troop supply deal
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan and the U.S. say they have signed an
agreement regulating the shipment of American troop supplies to and from
Afghanistan. The deal signed Tuesday codified a largely informal
arrangement that has allowed the U.S. to contract trucks to ship goods
destined for the Afghan war through Pakistan over the past decade.
‘Assad better get the hell out’ – Panetta
RT - US Defense Sec. Leon Panetta has advice for Syria’s President
Assad: “If you want to be able to protect yourself and your family,
you’d better get the hell out now.” Panetta also warned that the US
would not repeat the mistakes it made in Iraq. “The United States and
the international community has made very clear that this is
intolerable, and have brought their diplomatic and economic pressure on
Syria to stop this kind of violence, to have Assad step down and to
transition to a democratic form of government,” he said in an interview
with CNN during a visit to Tunisia.
Ireland Allows Iconic Potato to be Genetically Modified
Activist Post - In a monumental move that signifies the truly terminal
state of the international food supply, Ireland’s government officials
have given the green light to begin genetically modifying the iconic
potato. Met with severe resistance from citizens, watchdog
organizations, and political figures, the decision allows for the
genetically modified potatoes to be planted within Ireland by the Irish
food development authority Teagasc.
VIDEO: Obama, NATO To Blame For Murder Of 1000s Of Civilians In Syria
Alexander Higgins - Michael Chossudovsky details how Obama and NATO
terrorists are really to blame for murder of thousands of civilians in
Syria being blamed on the government. “There is ample documentation to
the effect that the Free Syrian Army which is supported by NATO and the
United States has committed unspoken atrocities against the civilian
population; and this is documented – it’s even documented by the
Vatican,” said Professor Michael Chossudovsky, director of Center for
Research on Globalization, in a Sunday interview with Press TV.
Bombers away! More US subs and missile defense in Pacific?
RT - Up to three more US attack submarines, a squadron of 12 B-52
bombers, 5,000 marines and missile defense systems may be deployed to
the US territory of Guam. The suggested buildup could signal Obama’s
Pacific strategy is beginning to shift into full gear. The Center for
Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank submitted a report
to Congress last week outlining plans to turn Guam – located on the
eastern edge of the Philippine Sea – into a veritable US fortress in the
Pacific, Pacific Daily News reports. A 109-page unclassified section of
the report released to the public on Sunday set forth the extensive plan
for the US to beef up its forces in the region.
Tajikistan blocks YouTube, BBC, Russian websites after violence
RT - Internet access to several Russian news outlets, YouTube, the BBC
and local news portals has been cut off in Tajikistan by order of the
authorities.... On July 24, the army launched an operation to eliminate
militants who were accused of killing Abdullo Nazarov, a top security
services general. Official reports said 30 militants were killed and 40
more arrested in the operation. The army also suffered losses, with 17
troops killed and 40 injured. One civilian died in the operation, the
authorities said. But unofficial sources told news outlets as Vesti.Ru
or the BBC Russian Service that the death toll among the army was more
than 100 soldiers, with a similar number of civilians also losing their
Chinese destroyer enters Mediterranean via Egypt's Suez Canal
ynetnews.com - The destroyer could be on its way to the Syrian coast,
the Egyptian newspaper reported [on Sunday], adding that the warship is
planning to hold naval maneuvers in the area. Al Shuruk daily further
claimed that the canal authority authorized the Chinese ship's crossing
through the canal following permission from the Egyptian armed forces.
Meanwhile, Egypt's Al-Wafd website reported that high security measures
were taken during the ship's crossing of the canal.
RBS faces huge fine over Libor scandal, says Stephen Hester
Guardian - While the £290m fine slapped on Barclays has helped to
distract from the computer meltdown at RBS, which prevented up to 13m
customers accessing their accounts for up to a month, Stephen Hester,
RBS's chief executive, said the rate-rigging scandal was bad for the
VIDEO: Irelands Bankers Being Arrested And Charged!
Alexander Higgins - The former Chief Executive and Chairman of
Anglo-Irish Bank has appeared in court in Dublin charged in connection
with financial irregularities at the bank. Seán FitzPatrick was charged
with 16 offenses under Section 60 of the Companies Act. He is accused of
permitting Anglo Irish Bank to give financial assistance to Patricia
Quinn, her five children and ten senior clients of the bank who became
known as the ‘Maple 10′, to enable the 16 to buy shares in the bank.
Virus hysteria: Uganda's Ebola nightmare
RT - The Ugandan Government has created an emergency task force to deal
with an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Dozens of terrified patients have
fled hospitals afraid of contracting the disease, making quarantine
near-impossible. The onset of the virus outbreak – the third in the last
12 years – has caused the deaths of at least 14 people in western
YouTube: Watch what happens when Guns are banned in Australia
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make
things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve
rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be
attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." ~Thomas Jefferson
U.S. News, Politics & Government
NBC cuts tribute to terror victims from US Olympic broadcast
RT - If you were among the millions of Americans not allowed to
watch a tribute to the victims of the 2005 terror attacks in
London during the Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday, NBC has
a reason: you didn’t want to see it.... Fifty-two people were
killed on July 7, 2005 after a series of explosives detonated
across London, but NBC — the US station that broadcasts the
opening ceremonies stateside — said the tribute to them wasn’t
Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so
more new moms will breast-feed
NY Post - Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the
number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use —
the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation.
Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC
initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to
give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out
formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document
a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives.
Sheriff Mack: CSPOA Convention In September 2012!
Oath Keepers - The Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers
Association (CSPOA) will host its second national convention for
constitutional training in Las Vegas this September 16-18, 2012.
Holmes charged in Colorado shooting - faces death penalty
RT - Accused Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was
charged Monday morning with crimes relating to the massacre that
left a dozen people dead. The 24-year-old man has been arraigned
on 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.... In
addition to being charged with 140 counts related to murder,
authorities are prosecuting him on one count of crime enhancer
and one count of possession of an explosive device.... If the
court refuses to hear pleas of insanity likely to be introduced
by Holmes’ attorney, he could face the death penalty if
convicted of the charges.
YouTube: Batman Shooting Eyewitness Testimony CONTRADICTS
The Colorado shooter James Holmes was most likely on psychiatric
"medications". Regardless of any possible false flag operations,
psychiatric medications play a role and are used in such
operations. All recent school shootings were executed by
students on powerful mind altering psychiatric drugs. The
warning labels on the boxes themselves state that Homicidal and
Suicidal Tendencies and extreme violence as "side effects".
Aurora theater lacked security on night of Batman shootings
RT - The Colorado movie theater at which 12 people were killed
and 58 wounded by a gunman this month did not have any uniformed
security guards on duty the night of the July 20 shootings, even
though other US theaters had additional protection that night.
Marines place $22.5M order for the Colt .45 M1911
Fox News - It’s been called the greatest handgun ever made, and
it has barely changed sine 1911, when the legendary John
Browning designed it especially for the U.S. Military.... Colt
Defence will supply as many as 12,000 of the 200,000 US Marines
with semi-automatic, tan-coloured M45 Close Quarter Battle
Pistols, and they will include spare parts and logistical
support. The gun has long been the weapon of choice for special
operations agents, thanks to its reliability and the stopping
power of its massive bullets.
It's not just Homeland Security: US Army orders riot gear too
RT - A solicitation for weapons posted on the official
government website for federal business opportunities reveals
that the US Army has been in the market for nonlethal equipment
that it very well might be used in the United States.... The
latest inquiry from the US Army was filed only a few weeks
before another call for bids was published by the Department of
Homeland Security. On July 26, the DHS Office of Procurement
Operations also wrote on FBO.gov that they were soliciting
contractors to help equip them with riot helmets, tactic gloves,
shin guards, body armor and other equipment comparable that
could be used in tandem with a complex “riot control system.”
Homeland Security and Military Vehicles - Pictures I Captured
while in Kentucky
sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com - During my 140 mile trip to
Lexington Kentucky, I saw at least 10 miltary vehicles on trucks
being shipped on the highway. I then went on a small road to
Winchester and passed this Homeland Security truck. I waited on
the side of the road ahead of it to capture the picture. I was
not able to get pictures of all the other military vehicles
except for one. I saw many armored vehicles similar to Homeland
Security vehicle on trucks but they did not say Homeland
Security on them.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: New wave of Anaheim protests: 9 arrested as police
RT - At least nine people have been arrested by Orange County
Police as they pushed protesters back during a street rally in
outrage over the recent officer-involved shootings that left two
locals dead. More than 200 people have gathered outside Anaheim
police headquarters chanting slogans condemning the police and
taking over a parking lot, where they drew outlines of bodies.
VIDEO: Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host Indicted on
Three Felony Charges
Liberty Crier - Free Talk Live Co-Host in Trouble – Viral Video
of Police-on-Student Brutality in School Cafeteria Allegedly
Includes “Illegally Recorded” Interviews with On-Duty Public
Officials Manchester, New Hampshire (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
According to court documents, Adam “Ademo” Mueller, journalist
and co-host of nationally syndicated radio talk show Free Talk
Live, has been indicted on three counts of felony wiretapping.
YouTube: If Ron Paul Lost, Why Is Romney Still Trying To Steal
Published on Jul 30, 2012 by matlarson10.
VIDEO: Huge Ron Paul Banner greeting Romney in Poland
Daily Paul - Rachel Maddow even had a blurb on it.
VIDEO: Ron Paul’s Speech at the 2012 YAL National Convention
ronpaul2012.com July 29, 2012 - What an amazing night on
Wednesday when Ron Paul was honored by Young Americans for
Liberty who awarded him the first “Ron Paul Legacy Award.”
Here’s Dr. Paul’s speech compliments of the excellent video
staff at Catholic University.
UPDATE - BANKERS BEHIND BARS - Petition To Put Bankers In Jail
Passes 650,000 Signatures In Two Weeks
Daily Bail - The online petition was started 2 weeks ago,
already has more than 650,000 signatures, and is growing by
1,000 names every hour. Though focused on criminal EU bankers,
the signatures are global in origin - Petition - Put The Bankers
VIDEO: Who Profits From U.S. Wars
Veterans News Now - The latest objective estimate for the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan is between $3.7 trillion and $4.4
trillion, according to the research project “Costs of War” by
Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies.
Prominent American economist Joseph E. Stiglitz put the total
cost to the United States of the Iraq war at $3 trillion dollars
in 2008. In September 2010 he said that our estimate “was if
anything too low.” The United States is to spend more than $6
billion in Iraq in 2012 even though its forces are to withdraw
from the country by the end of this year.
VIDEO: Crowd Spontaneously Gathers to Lay Veterans to Rest
8newsnow.com - Every Thursday morning, two members of the local
chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America group hold a service
at the cemetery for service members without families. On this
Thursday, it was different. Instead of a near empty room, it was
a full house.'''... What brought everyone together was an email.
Within days of it circulating around the community, people
New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is
Watts Up With That? - U.S. Temperature trends show a spurious
doubling due to NOAA station siting problems and post
measurement adjustments. A comparison and summary of trends is
shown from the paper. Acceptably placed thermometers away from
common urban influences read much cooler nationwide.
Huffington Post Urges America Pay a Carbon Tax to Fight Climate
Activist Post - The main stream media and the Globalists in the
United States have finally begun to show their true colours. In
an article written by Carl Pope published in the Huffington Post
titled ‘Why It’s Time to Tax Carbon Pollution’, it has been
argued that the United States should follow the lead set by
Australia and introduce a carbon tax as part of tax reform and
the climate change movement.
Statin drugs: A sweetheart to die for
(NaturalNews) A review published in the American Journal of
Cardiovascular Drugs found nearly 900 studies of adverse effects
linked to statin drugs. A recent Harvard study reveals a
horrific 50 percent increase in the risk for developing diabetes
if you are taking statin drugs. They called it a "small" risk
increase. Researchers analyzing data on over 2 million Brits
found that statin drug users had higher levels of liver
dysfunction, kidney failure, cataracts and debilitating muscle
weakness. Despite the purported cardiovascular benefits, other
adverse effects include: nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain,
headaches, rashes, myopathy, muscle aches or weakness, tendon
problems, dementia, depression, chronic fatigue, heart disease,
hypertension, stroke, peripheral neuropathies and even fatal
rhabdomyolysis (breakdown in muscle).
Fruit 101 - Learn the right way to eat fruits for natural
NaturalNews) There are two controversies with eating fruits:
Should you eat them and if so, when? Those who reject fruit
consumption point to glycemic indices and claim fruit's sugar
spikes could lead to diabetes while pointing out that fruit
sugar is fructose, and fructose is hard on the liver. hose who
regard eating fruit as a healthy habit caution against mixing
fruit with other foods. Their concerns are solely digestive.
Both viewpoints have their interesting points that should be
compared to one's own experience.
Personal care products found to increase diabetes risk by 60
percent in women
(NaturalNews) Many healthy-minded individuals are aware of
endocrine-disrupting synthetic chemicals known as phthalates
that are commonly found in plastic toys, electronics and
adhesives, but few understand how these dangerous compounds can
leach through our skin from the application of a host of common
sprays, polishes and cosmetics.
Common OTC acid blockers may worsen cognitive impairment in the
(NaturalNews) Adverse drug reactions are ranked as the fifth
leading cause of death causing more than 100,000 deaths/year,
account for seven percent of all hospitalizations and costs over
$100 billion annually in the United States. While within the
elderly population (age 65 and above), adverse drug reactions
are even more widespread with some studies showing the elderly
are two to four times more likely to be hospitalized for adverse
drug events than non-elderly.
Almost one in ten employers to drop health insurance coverage
(NaturalNews) The Federal Register, dated Thursday, June 17,
2010, notes that the "mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of
small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will
relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013."
Essentially, the administration put employer health plans in a
box. As the Heritage Foundation explains, if employers "make
changes to their plans to control increasing costs, they will
lose their grandfathered status. Alternatively, if they keep
grandfathered status by not making changes, their plans will
eventually become unaffordable, forcing them to give them up.
Either way, their employees will eventually lose their current
You Think GMO Is Scary? Nano Tech is Here, In Your Store
Green Med Info - Engineering at a molecular level may be a
future corporations' dream come true, however, nano-particles
inside your body have few long-term studies especially when
linked to health issues. Despite this new huge income-generating
field there is a growing body of toxicological information
suggesting that nanotechnology when consumed can cause brain
damage (as shown in largemouth bass), and therefore should
undergo a full safety assessment.
Oil from Wild Almond Trees Shwon to Combat Diabetes and Obesity
Natural Society - Researchers from the Missouri University of
Science and Technology have found a promising new weapon in the
fight against obesity and type II diabetes. Sterculic oil, an
extract from the seeds of Sterculia foetida, also known as the
'wild almond tree,' may help combat belly fat and insulin
resistance by re-sensitizing insulin receptors.
NSA Wants “EZ Pass” Control for Internet
Kurt Nimmo General Keith Alexander, the NSA boss, wants the
government to centralize the internet and force users to use a
system analogous to EZ Pass. EZ Pass is an RFID transponder
system used for toll collection on roads, bridges, and tunnels
in the United States. “What we need for cybersecurity is
something analogous to that,” Alexander told the annual Def Con
computer hacking conference in Las Vegas.. “Think of us as the
EZ Pass on the highway.”... In other words, the government
should vet all users with a checkpoint. “All you need to pass is
the fact of a signature and IP address in real time, and we can
take it from there,” said Alexander.
New NASA photos reveal American flags planted during moon
landings proudly yet wave FOUR DECADES after last Apollo mission
Daily Mail - All but one of the six flags left by American
astronauts remain standing, according to an analysis of the
shadows they cast on the surface of the moon.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Purple carrots have all the tasty benefits of their orange
counterparts, and then some
Organic Gardening - Purple carrots aren't simply a novelty.
Their unique color reflects their healthy phytochemical
constituents. Not only does 'Purple Haze' have the vitamin A and
beta-carotene of ordinary carrots—evident in its orange
center—it's also rich in anthocyanins, the antioxidant compounds
that give blueberries their distinctive color and superfood
health benefits. Studies have found that these blue and purple
pigments can improve memory, enhance vision, protect against
heart attacks, act as anti-inflammatories, and even help control
Today in History - Monday - July 30, 2012
1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in
Jamestown, VA. (House of Burgesses)
1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.
1733 - The first Freemasons lodge opened in what would later become
the United States.
1898 - "Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile
ad. The ad was for the Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH.
1937 - The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized
as a part of the American Federation of Labor.
1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted
for Volunteer Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.
1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic
bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men
aboard survived the attack.
1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national
1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act
that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the
1974 - The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted
to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation
and for abuse of power.
1987 - Indian troops arrived in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, to disarm the
Tamil Tigers and enforce a peace pact.
1990 - In Spring Hill, TN, the first Saturn automobile rolled off
the assembly line.
1998 - A group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the
Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the
largest-ever American lottery.
2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three
consecutive Tours de France.
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off
an assembly line.
Austerity At The Olympics: Each “Gold” Medal Contains 1.34% Gold
Zero Hedge - As every Olympic athlete knows, size matters. The London
2012 medals are the largest ever in terms of both weight and diameter –
almost double the medals from Beijing. However, just as equally
well-known is that quality beats quantity and that is where the current
global austerity, coin-clipping, devaluation-fest begins. The 2012 gold
is 92.5 percent silver, 6.16 copper and… 1.34 percent gold, with IOC
rules specifying that it must contain 550 grams of high-quality silver
and a whopping 6 grams of gold. The resulting medallion is worth about
370M Indians swelter in darkness after power fails
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting
hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup
generators and leaving 370 million people - more than the population of
the United States and Canada combined - sweltering in the summer heat.
U.S. presented Netanyahu with contingency plan for Iran strike
The Blaze - The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sunday that when
President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon was in
Israel earlier this month, he shared with Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu the American contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran.
Quoting a senior U.S. official, Haaretz reports: Donilon sought to make
clear that the United States is seriously preparing for the possibility
that negotiations will reach a dead end and military action will become
necessary. He said reports of such preparations were not just a way to
assuage Israel’s concerns.
with American-led Sanctions, Iran stockpiling US Wheat
eurasianet.org - From the Reuters report: Vessels carrying at least
360,000 metric tonnes (396,832 tons) of grain are lined up to unload in
Iran, Reuters shipping data showed on Thursday, a sign that Tehran is
succeeding in stockpiling food to blunt the impact of tougher Western
sanctions. Iran has been shopping for wheat at a frantic pace, ordering
a large part of its expected yearly requirement in a little over one
month and paying a premium in non-dollar currencies to work around
toughened Western sanctions and avoid social unrest.
Syrian govt claims victory in Damascus as Aleppo battle rages
RT July 29, 2012 - The Syrian government has declared victory in
Damascus while the fierce struggle for control of Aleppo continues.
Meanwhile, the country’s Foreign Minister is in Iran, seeking support
from the Islamic state. According to Reuters, Syrian Foreign Minister
Walid al-Muallem said, "Today I tell you, Syria is stronger… In less
than a week they were defeated (in Damascus) and the battle failed. So
they moved on to Aleppo and I assure you, their plots will fail."
US rages at Syria forces success against rebels in Aleppo
Press TV July 29, 2012 - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on
Sunday that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost
all legitimacy by attacking the armed groups in the city. "If they
continue this kind of tragic attack on their own people in Aleppo, I
think it ultimately will be a nail in Assad's own coffin," Panetta told
Syria: West 'could deploy 300,000 troops following regime collapse'
Telegraph - The end of the President Bashar al-Assad's rule could lead
to an explosion of conflict both within Syria and beyond its borders,
the Royal United Services Institute paper said.... Col Richard Kemp, a
former commander in Afghanistan and one of the authors, wrote that the
question of military intervention was a "live issue".
CIA “Manages” Drug Trade, Mexican Official Says
New American - In a recent interview, Chihuahua state spokesman
Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva told Al Jazeera that the CIA and other
international “security” outfits "don't fight drug traffickers."
Instead, Villanueva argued, they try to control and manage the illegal
drug market for their own benefit. "It's like pest control companies,
they only control," Villanueva told the Qatar-based media outlet last
month at his office in Juarez. "If you finish off the pests, you are out
of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs."
VIDEO: U.S. Mexico border fence collapses in Los Algodones, Mexico
KSWT News - Yuma, AZ - A construction company was excavating near the
U.S. Mexico border fence in Los Algodones, Mexico Tuesday night around 8
p.m. About 114 feet of border fence collapsed.
VIDEO: World’s First ‘Smart City’ To Be Completed By 2015: ‘Songdo’ The
Orwellian Control Grid
Grant J. Kidney - Dubbed ‘Songdo’, the city will rest upon a wholly man
made island in the Yellow sea and will incorporate just about every
aspect of an Orwellian ‘super state’ imaginable. Millions of wireless
sensors and microchips will be embedded throughout the sprawling city-scape.
‘Smart appliances’ such as refrigerators that let you know when you’re
running low on certain foods and bathroom mirrors that inform you of
your physical health will be evident in every home. Songdo will also
prominently feature ‘telepresence’ technology which translates to giant
video screens everywhere.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Formal charges expected today for suspected Colorado movie
yahoo.com - Alleged Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes will be
back in court later today, this time to learn how many criminal
charges he'll be facing.
In Texas, Arguing That Heat Can Be a Death Sentence for
NY Times - Ten inmates of the state prison system died of
heat-related causes last summer in a 26-day period in July and
August, a death toll that has alarmed prisoners’ rights
advocates who believe that the lack of air-conditioning in most
state prisons puts inmates’ lives at risk.
United Nations Small Arms Treaty Not Dead
Kurt Nimmo and Alex Jones - Opponents arrayed against the United
Nations’ anti-gun effort prematurely celebrated on Friday as the
treaty stalled due to member states failing to reach an
agreement on revised language in the text. The treaty went into
limbo after the United States, Russia and China called for more
time to consider revisions.... The U.S. State Department,
however, said in a statement released at the conclusion of the
negotiating conference that the effort will indeed be revived
after the election in November.
VIDEO: Scalia Opens Door for Gun Regulation
Infowars.com - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who is
often characterized as the most “conservative” member of the
Court, said on Sunday the Second Amendment allows government to
regulate firearms.... Scalia’s remarks arrive as the government
gears up an intense propaganda campaign to reimpose the assault
weapons ban that expired in 2004.
VIDEO: DHS Funded Video Suggests Fighting “Active Shooters” With
Liberty Crier - Run, Hide, Fight is a Department of Homeland
Security funded project and produced by the City of Houston that
suggests the use of commonly used items to fight a shooter in
case of becoming a potential victim; however, if the citizens
were armed and trained in the proper use of firearms,
ineffectual “improvised weapons” or foolish reactions would not
Colorado Shooter Was Under Psychiatric Care Of Ex-US Air Force
London Independent - The defence attorneys, in their request to
an Arapahoe County district judge, are seeking a court order
requiring prosecutors to turn over the contents of a package
that Holmes sent to Dr. Lynne Fenton and was later seized by
investigators.... The New York Times reported the admonition
cited Fenton for prescribing various pills for her husband and
other non-patients on several occasions - including the sleep
aid Ambien, the allergy medication Claritin and the painkiller
Vicodin - and for failing to properly document the
James Holmes Is Behaving Like Sirhan Sirhan
Paul Joseph Watson - The parallels between alleged Colorado
shooter James Holmes and Sirhan Sirhan are staggering. Both
appear to have been drugged, both cannot remember the shootings
they were accused of carrying out, and in both cases other
shooters were reported by eyewitnesses.
Does billboard comparing Obama to alleged shooter go too far?
ALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - A Caldwell billboard is raising
questions in the Treasure Valley as it compares President Obama
to accused Colorado killer, James Holmes.
Bomb threats lead to evacuation of 8 Walmarts, 2 in Kansas City
MISSOURI (KCTV) - At least eight Walmarts across Missouri have
been evacuated Friday evening after bomb threats. Two of the
stores are in the Kansas City area. Two and a half hours after
the threats were called in, police declared the scenes as safe.
Police claim to thwart mass shooting in Maryland
RT - Neil Prescott, 28, was arrested by police in Crofton,
Maryland on Thursday night after he allegedly phoned in a threat
to employer Pitney Bowes, a software and mailroom supplier,
warning them that he would "shoot the place up.”... According to
authorities, Prescott identified himself as “a joker,” but they
are not officially linking the planned shooting yet to last
week’s incident in Aurora, Colorado.
Predator drones to start operations over North Dakota
RT - The FAA has authorized the use of remote-controlled
Predator drones in the airspace above nearly 10,000 acres in
North Dakota. As of this fall, unmanned military aircraft will
use lasers to aim at ground targets from nearly 2 miles above
the earth.... "People may hear airplanes flying above, but there
will be no lights visible and no explosions," Col. Rick Gibney,
commander of the 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National
Guard, tells the Grand Forks Herald. The lasers the drones will
be equipped with are reported by the Herald to help pilots
practice on designating targets for bombing and missile
launching missions overseas.
Alaska man sues for proof of Obama's eligibility
Tri-City Herald - Gordon Warren Epperly claims in the lawsuit
filed in Juneau Superior Court that Obama's citizenship status
is unknown, and that Obama was illegally inaugurated in 2009,
KTOO reported. He also claims that Obama, by taking office, has
committed a crime of trying to overthrow the U.S. government.
Epperly is acting as his own attorney.
The lawsuit is seeking the state Division of Elections to obtain
a physical, "verified" copy of Obama's birth certificate.
YouTube: Filming police actions is legal
RT - The issue of whether it is legit to film police at work or
not has been causing a lot of discussion lately, before DC
police chief put it blunt in a statement RT obtained from the
Police Department, that it was allowed to do so in public
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 7/30/12: Tell Your
Senators to Support Audit the Fed Bill S.202
Are your senators co-sponsors of the Audit the Fed bill S.202?
Click here to find out.
The Grand Shi Strategy of Ron Paul
Forbs - As the Republican National Convention approaches, the
shouts of victory resounding in the tents will easily conceal
the broader political forces at work in the party beyond this
fall’s hopeful decisive victory. The strategy of these forces
are visible in the past Republican presidential campaign of
Congressman Ron Paul. To some, Paul’s stubborn persistence in
the campaign has been just that: a stubborn unwillingness to lie
down and die despite evidence of sure defeat. But what they have
missed is a common misperception of a subtle yet powerful
age-old strategy at play.
Ron Paul campaign to challenge all Louisiana delegates
CNN - Paul's campaign asserts the
final list of delegates released Friday that were selected
during the state party's convention last month were chosen
against the rules. At the time, Paul supporters held their own
rump convention, or protest vote, in the same room, which
composed a majority of those attending. Related article here.
VIDEO: Ron Paul Confronts Obama 'You Offer No Change' - 2012
Daily Paul - Ron Paul Confronts Obama 'You Offer No Change'
Romney: ‘No option should be excluded’ in stopping a nuclear
Yahoo News - Speaking against the backdrop of the historic Old
City, Mitt Romney signaled he supports Israel's right to "defend
itself" against its enemies and said "any and all measures"
should be considered in the world's efforts to stop Iran from
developing a nuclear weapon. The Republican candidate said
preventing a nuclear Iran should be America's "highest national
security priority." And while he argued that diplomatic efforts
should continue, Romney insisted that all options should be on
the table in dealing with Iran, including a military strike.
YouTube: "If We're Going To Solve By Raising Revenue It Will
Mean Tax Increases On Everyone" Romney Advisor
CNBC News July 27, 2012.
House to vote next week on a bill to redistribute Americans’
Examiner - House Ways and Means Chairman David Camp (R-MI)
said Friday that the House will vote on his “tax reform bill”
this coming week. The House will vote on this bill in stead
of taking up the bill the Senate passed last week which extended
the Bush tax cuts for incomes under $250,000 a year. Camp’s bill
is being called “tax reform” by Republicans because that sounds
better than redistributing wealth. It changes the tax code, but
whether it is reform or not is in the wallet of the receiver.
The bill makes several changes in the tax code...
Jaw-Dropping Corruption: America's 47 Million Hungry Mouths Are
Just Another Corporate Cash Cow
AlterNet - A unique, hard-hitting report just completed by a
California attorney exposes a largely unknown federal food-stamp
racket involving large grocery retailers, food manufacturing
giants and other private players, including the Federal Reserve
and JPMorganChase, which combine to channel food stamp spending
into a gravy train for the heavy hitters in the food industry.
Businesses: Bachmann, Huntsman, Gingrich, Santorum Owe Millions
Politico - While it’s common for presidential campaigns to take
their time closing up shop, the small businesses left holding
the bag are asking: Whatever happened to fiscal responsibility?
Like many candidates with leftover costs from the campaign
trail, Bachmann has derided the accumulation of national debt.
“Sadly, we haven’t reformed the bankrupt tax-and-spend policies
that we decried [through] Ronald Reagan some decades ago,”
Bachmann said at a National Press Club speech in July 2011. “We
have merely replaced them with a new and insidious scheme called
YouTube: Everyone a Millionaire
Imagine you ditched your car payment and instead invested that
Imagine you took the money that the government takes from your
paycheck to invest into social security and used it instead to
privately invest for retirement? 'Everyone a Millionaire'
explains the results.
Record number of coal-fired generators to be shut down in 2012
Daily Caller A record-high 57 generators will shut down in 2012,
representing 9 gigawatts of electrical capacity, according to
EIA. In 2015, nearly 10 gigawatts of capacity from 61 coal-fired
generators will be retired. While many of those coal plants are
old and relatively inefficient, the scope of this new planned
shutdown is unprecedented. The low price of natural gas
resulting from the shale boom has led to reduced coal
consumption and made the shutdowns necessary, experts say. But
federal and state regulations have also damaged the industry and
contributed to plant closures.
Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting
Rainwater on His Property
CNS News - A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days
in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs
on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of
Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in
Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges
under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called
“three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the
reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.
Oregon criminalizes permaculture...
Turmeric Proven to Fight Diabetes…Again!
Activist Post - Research highlighting turmeric’s powerful
health-boosting properties just seems to never cease, with some
recent research showing yet again that the super spice can help
to prevent diabetes risk thanks to the spice’s active compound
curcumin. What’s more, the compound helps to prevent diabetes
among those with pre-diabetes – indicated that extremely high
blood sugar levels that could ultimately result in type 2
The secret healing benefits of miso - Here's why this fermented
food is a nutritional powerhouse
(NaturalNews) Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented food that
has been growing in popularity worldwide. Chefs and food
aficionados prize miso for its rich, complex flavor and its
ability to add an extra heartiness ("umami," also known as the
"fifth taste") to nearly any dish. Natural health advocates love
miso for its dense concentration of nutrients and its remarkable
CDC calls for more government intervention to battle 'chronic
(NaturalNews) In the latest issue of the CDC's Preventing
Chronic Disease, "An Evaluation Framework for Obesity Prevention
Policy Interventions" calls for "interventions that extend
beyond individual behaviors" to combat obesity. Some methods
involve "the need for policy action to create healthier
environments" and implementation that "may include activity at
multiple levels of the executive branch of government." The
article reinforces the idea that we, as mere individuals, cannot
make healthy lifestyle changes, so we need the government to do
it for us.
The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health
(NaturalNews) No obesity in "non-westernized" populations.
Ancestral/paleolithic diets consist of meat, fish, fowl, eggs,
vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and other foods available before
the agricultural revolution. Sugar, flours and processed foods
are absent, and the consumption of grains, legumes and dairy is
limited. Differences in food availability among populations are
huge, but obesity and disease are pretty much absent in all of
the societies that have been studied.
4 Proven Natural Weight Loss Tips for How to Lose Visceral Fat
Natural Society - Visceral obesity results in fatty acids
accumulation in the pancreas, heart, liver, and other organs.
This prevents proper organ function, causes improper insulin
regulation, and even leads to heart attacks. But don’t stress;
if you want to know how to lose visceral fat, try these 4 simple
and natural weight loss tips.
Breaking: Major Harvard Study Published in Federal Govt Journal
Confirms Fluoride Lowers IQ
Natural Society - In a telling review of a variety of studies
that have demonstrated just how significantly fluoride can
damage the brain and subsequently your IQ, Harvard University
scientists stated "our results support the possibility of
adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children's
Astragalus Benefits: Energizer, Immune Tonic and Potential
Natural Society - Known as Huang Qi in Chinese medicine,
astragalus root has long been used by Traditional Chinese
Medicine practitioners as a general tonic, to strengthen and
energize the body, to help resolve colds and upper respiratory
infections and to strengthen and regulate the immune system. It
is among the most widely used herbs in Chinese Medicine and has
recently garnered the interest of western science for its
potential to boost immunity and lessen side effects of
Natural Solutions for Treating Common Digestive Problems
Natural Society - Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms vary
tremendously from person to person, and the disorder's etiology
is not well-understood. While effective pharmaceutical
management of IBS has been unsurprisingly lacking, there are a
number of more natural methods to regulate the digestive system
and help treat common digestive problems.
Gluten Free Quinoa-Zucchini Cakes With Summer Herbs Recipe
Mother Earth News - Quinoa is a nutrient-dense whole grain with
a rich, nutty-sweet flavor. The quinoa itself can be enjoyed as
a side dish, and the prepared cakes are great on a salad or in a
pita or sandwich. You can throw almost any veggie into this
mixture. It’s a great way to use whatever’s fresh and available.
White House chef says future food to be made from chemicals, not
real food ingredients
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Every two years, a consortium of
Europe's most active minds converges at the Euroscience Open
Forum to discuss the latest advancements in scientific research
and innovation. But this year's meeting, which was held in
Dublin, Ireland, featured a disturbing workshop held by White
House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses, who explained and
demonstrated to audience members how the food of the future will
not actually contain real food, but rather various combinations
of lab-created chemicals that mimic food.Watch the video here.
YouTube: Gun Control Amendment Slipped Into Cyber Security Bill
RT - Congress is continuing their plea for a comprehensive
cybersecurity bill, and their latest attempt to govern the Web
is attracting attention of not just the Internet savvy: a new
amendment tacked on to a cybersecurity act includes a provision
that deals with gun control.
Just a face in a crowd? Billboard scans pick up ID, personal
Washington Times - Businesses foresee a day when signs and
billboards with face-recognition technology can instantly scan
your face and track what other ads you’ve seen recently, adjust
their message to your tastes and buying history and even track
your birthday or recent home purchase. The FBI and other U.S.
law enforcement agencies already are exploring
facial-recognition tools to track suspects, quickly single out
dangerous people in a crowd or match a grainy security-camera
image against a vast database to look for matches.
Related video here.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Raw milk man James Stewart retains law group, motion to dismiss
all charges being reviewed Monday
(NaturalNews) Matt Bromund [of the Bromund Law Group in Ventura]
told NaturalNews he intends to file a motion to dismiss all
charges against Stewart, and that such a motion could be
reviewed by a judge as early as Monday (but could also take much
longer, depending on the circumstances). Bromund is very
optimistic about the outcome. "I think the motion to dismiss the
case should be very easy for the judge to grant. [Stewart]
should get prompt resolution at law on this case, and in the
mean time he's going to get all kinds of extraordinary scrutiny
because there is an agenda that has been set by various agencies
Mark McAfee explains last night's bounty hunter arrest...
Say it ain’t soil: What’s the true value of organic farmland?
Grist - [Nick Maravell's] landlord, the Montgomery County Board
of Education, transferred the lease to the county, which then
awarded a contract to a private developer to build soccer
fields.... The developers offered to compromise by setting aside
one to three acres of the soccer park for an educational farm in
its proposal. But that wouldn’t be enough for the farm incubator
program or to continue seed saving. The county has offered
Maravell the option to farm on an old waste site, but Sophia
[Nick’s 24-year-old daughter] says that doesn’t seem safe.
Besides, she adds, “legally it takes three years to convert to
Why We Shouldn't be Getting Rid of Wasps
Natural Society - The dwindling bee population has created quite
the buzz in mainstream media, but the plight of wasps has gone
ignored for the most part. Wasps are great recyclers,
pollinators, pest control agents, and carry out their services
in a vibrant buzz of color and energy. Who thought that getting
rid of wasps may do more harm than good?
Catswell Chicken Treats Voluntary Recall
Susan Thixton - From a Catswell statement issued 7/27/12 "In a
communication that you will be receiving shortly, Catswell will
be announcing that we are voluntarily recall Catswell Brand Vita
Kitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from two
affected lot codes.... We decided to enter into this voluntary
and limited recall after testing revealed the presence of a
limited amount of propylene glycol which has not been recognized
as an approved ingredient for cats by the FDA.
If You Feed Sweet Potato Treats to Your Pet, Please Read This!
Dr. Becker - Canine kidney failure symptoms similar to those
seen after consumption of chicken jerky treats from China are
now being linked to sweet potato treats as well. Find out what
other types of treats could also be contaminated and the best
way to keep your pet safe.... Consider making your own sweet
potato treats at home.
Today in History - Friday - July 27, 2012
1775 - Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General
of the Continental Army.
1777 - The marquis of Lafayette arrived in New England to help the
rebellious American colonists fight the British.
1778 - The British and French fleets fought to a standoff in the
first Battle of Ushant.
1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S.
Congress. The agency was later known as the Department of State.
1804 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President
and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1909 - Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight.
He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1
hour 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
1914 - British troops invaded the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and
began to disarm Irish rebels.
1921 - Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates
announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.
1944 - U.S. troops completed the liberation of Guam.
1953 - The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed
at Panmunjon, Korea.
1955 - The Allied occupation of Austria ended.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000
advisers to South Vietnam.
1965 - In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising
Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all
1967 - U.S. President Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to
assess the causes of the violence in the wake of urban rioting.
1974 - The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon.
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington,
DC, by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim
1999 - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission
commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle
mission to be commanded by a woman.
2001 - The ribbon cutting ceremony was held for American Airlines
Center in Dallas, TX. The event set two new world records, one for
the 3 mile long ribbon and one for the 2,000 people that cut it.
2003 - It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that
there was no monster in Loch Ness. The investigation used 600
separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to trawl
the loch. Reports of sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster" began in
the 6th century.
UN worries showdown in Aleppo could be imminent
GENEVA (AP) -- A showdown between government troops and opposition
forces in Syria's largest city, Aleppo, is "imminent," the U.N.'s human
rights office said Friday, as the Red Cross said it is pulling some of
its foreign staff from Damascus out of concern for the safety of its
Conservatives call on Obama to establish ‘safe zones’ in Syria
foreignpolicy.com - Now that the Syrian opposition has established
control over territory on the ground, it's time for the United States to
help establish "safe zones" inside Syria, a group of mostly conservative
experts and former officials said Tuesday.... "Such ‘safe zones' would
serve as a destination for civilians fleeing violence. They would also
provide the country's opposition groups-which have actively stood up to
the Assad regime's relentless aggression, and bravely defended their
cities, towns, and villages in the absence of decisive international
action - a place to train, be equipped, and organize," the letter says.
90% chance Greece will leave eurozone – Citi
RT - The chance of Greece leaving the euro in the next year has raised
to 90 percent from the previous 50% says America’s Citibank. Greece will
drop out of the eurozone and reinstate the drachma in the next 12-18
months, according to a report published on Thursday. Citi economists had
previously put the chances of a Greek exit at 50 to 75 per cent....
Economists calculate that Greece may need a third rescue package worth
up to €50 billion. Greece started a major austerity drive involving
drastic spending cuts, tax rises, and labour market and pension reforms.
The majority of Greece's private creditors agreed to write off more than
half of the debts owed to them by Athens.
CONFIRMED: Turkey Running Proxy-Invasion of Syria
Tony Cartalucci - The Washington Post has just
published an article with the very misleading titled, “Turkey a hub
for Syria revolution as illegal border crossing points abound,” in which
it describes “Salafi Muslims,” who have “come to offer help from the
countries of the Persian Gulf region” arming and joining the so-called
“Free Syrian Army.” The article also claims “weapons are ferried into
Syria, delivered by Turkish military trucks and picked up by fighters on
the other side in the dead of night.” A more apt title would be, “Turkey
hosts invading Saudi and Qatari mercenary army.”
YouTube: Syria - The Media Lies of Aljazeera & the BBC - Shoruk
A film set was created for Tripoli (Libya) in Qatar, and they created
fictitious demonstrations in order to sway public opinion worldwide. The
same happened in Baghdad. And similar events are occurring in Syria.
Many Journalists have left AlJazeera as a consequence. Shoruk explains.
VIDEO: Italian prosecutors accuse Moody's of releasing false figures
Press TV - “We became aware of something not quite right in 2007.
Moody’s used to release its figures once or twice a year but all of a
sudden ratings were being announced continuously. It became clear to us
that Moody’s and its sisters Standard & Poor’s and Fitch were taking
advantage of their influence on the market. A perfect example is Moody’s
triple-A rating for Lehman & Brothers only months before the mortgage
company collapsed,” Francesco Avallone with the Federconsumatori told
Down Goes Britain: The UK Economy Tumbles Deep Into Recession
Activist Post - According to numbers that were released just this week,
the UK economy has now contracted for three quarters in a row. During
the second quarter of 2012, the UK economy shrunk by 0.7 percent. That
was a much larger contraction than the 0.2 percent contraction that
economists were forecasting. At this point we have got a definite trend
going. During the fourth quarter of 2011, the UK economy shrunk by 0.4
percent. During the first quarter of 2012, the UK economy shrunk by 0.3
percent. And now in this latest quarter the contraction of the UK
economy appears to be accelerating.
VIDEO: Russian MPs suggest allowing public use of firearms
RT - Following the shooting spree in a Colorado cinema, Russian
legislators have drafted a bill which would allow public use of
firearms. The law’s sponsors hope to curb crime rates, while opponents
say legal air-guns already cause enough damage. The principle behind the
drafted bill allowing the private use of handguns is “my home is my
castle,” so any invasion of private space could be met with loaded
China arrests thousands in latest internet crime crackdown
BBC - More than 10,000 suspects have been arrested and 600 criminal
gangs "busted" in China's latest cybercrime crackdown, the authorities
say. As of June, 3.2 million "harmful" messages had been deleted and 30
internet service providers punished for granting access to unlicensed
sites, the Ministry of Public Security said. The crackdown targeted
pornography and the illegal sale of personal details. But some say it is
being used to censor online criticism of the government.
VIDEO: HMRC tells school children: Tell your teacher if a neighbour is
Telegraph - School children are being encouraged by HM Revenue and
Customs to tell their teachers if they know of anyone "in their local
area" who is not paying their fair share of tax. Critics said it was
"un-British" of the HMRC to try to turn "children into state spies". The
news came after a Treasury minister said it was “morally wrong” for home
owners to negotiate discounts with plumbers and traders by paying them
in cash if it allowed them to evade tax. HMRC has set up teaching
modules to guide children through the hazards of pay as you earn and
National Insurance contributions.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes claims
NY Daily News - The accused mass murderer keeps asking ‘Why am I
here?’ a jail staffer reports. Holmes is also complaining about
the food at the Aarapahoe County Detention Center.
Colo. shooting: Police pleaded for ambulances
DENVER (AP) -- As the horror unfolded for police first on the
scene of the Colorado theater massacre, the officers repeatedly
sent out urgent pleas for more ambulances even as a two-man crew
and their rig were idling just a few miles away.... While some
ambulances were quickly called to duty, it took dispatchers more
than 20 minutes into the crisis to ask the Cunningham Fire
Protection District and other nearby agencies to provide aid at
the multiplex in suburban Denver.
DHS wants to use spy drones domestically for 'public safety'
RT - The United States already uses surveillance drones on its
borders, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said
during a hearing on Wednesday that flying unmanned aircraft
inside the US could be the next step to ensuring “public
safety.” Sec. Napolitano weighed in on the topic of unmanned
aerial vehicles during this week’s Committee on Homeland
Security and suggested that implementing UAVs for domestic
surveillance could the next step in the United States’ amazingly
accelerating drone program.
N.J. Wants to Outsource Radioactive Garbage to South Carolina
Activist Post - In yet another example of how the nation’s waste
management methods are absolutely unsustainable, a long-running
debate between two waste disposal companies and a South Carolina
environmental regulatory agency regarding the shipping of 300
railcars containing about 60,000 to 78,000 tons worth of
radioactive dirt from New Jersey to South Carolina landfills is
beginning to heat up yet again.
Pentagon’s 30,000-pound bunker-buster ‘superbomb’ ready for use
RT - The biggest conventional bomb ever developed is ready to
wreak destruction upon the enemies of the US. Air Force
Secretary Michael Donley said its record-breaking bunker-buster
has become operational after years of testing.... The Pentagon
has spent $330 million to develop and deliver more than 20 of
the precision-guided Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP)
bunker-busters, which are designed to blast through up to 200
feet of concrete.
Batman Murders: The Blood Trail, The Neck Wound, The 2nd Gas
NoMoreFakeNews.com - Citizen journalists are outdistancing
everybody on the Batman murders.... First, the heavy blood trail
outside the Aurora theater, in the back parking lot, has been
wrongly attributed to a neck wound suffered by one of the
victims, Allie Young. When viewed in the hospital, her scar
doesn’t look serious enough to account for a massive blood loss,
and the wound isn’t even dressed. Why would anyone lie about
this?... There was a second gas mask found lying outside the
theater at the back of the building. This would not have been
Holmes’ mask. It would have belonged to a second killer. I’m not
saying the meaning of these clues I’ve just listed is airtight
and absolutely final. I’m saying they send the case in entirely
Lil Wayne Video Featured Skeletons in a Theater Prior to Batman
Infowars.com - Fans of the fourth richest rapper in the world
Lil Wayne will be disheartened to learn that he may have had a
sinister hand in the build up to the Batman massacre psy-op. His
most recent music video for the song “My Homies Still” features
imagery closely related to the Batman movie among other
disturbing coincidences including, most shocking of all, 12
skeletons sitting in a movie theater while Wayne and his crew
rap and dance.
illuminati 'My Homies Still' & The Dark Knight Rises Shootings
VIDEO: Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, It’s About
Kurt Nimmo | Far too many Americans have no idea why the Second
Amendment is the cornerstone to the Bill of Rights. Now that
Obama has tested the water on government gun control with a
speech delivered before the National Urban League, we can expect
the divisive issue to play a role in his re-election campaign.
Bombshell: Leaked UN Treaty Does Ban Guns
Aaron Dykes | Treacherous wording upholds “States” gun rights
but not individuals; could be signed by July 27.... It makes
specific note that the treaty places no limit upon greater gun
control efforts within individual nations, and additionally
places no expiration on the agreement. The scope of this
language proves the analysis by Infowars (1, 2, 3, 4), writers
at Forbes and many other publications that have been warning
about this deceptive encroachment to be correct– there is an
effort to disarm America underway. The devil, as usual, is in
US Military and Local Police Working Together on American
Susanne Posel - USNORTHCOM and Leon Panetta, US Secretary of
Defense, has readily admitted that US armed forces will
collaborate with local law enforcement “if called upon”. In
fact, more than 20,000 troops were brought home and readied for
deployment within the US to assist in “civil unrest and crowd
control”. The US military will prop up the US Secret Service
“for operational security reasons we do not discuss the numbers
of military personnel and resources that are involved.
Additionally, we do not share our operational plans,” said U.S.
Navy Lt. Cdr. William G. Lewis.
Chicago Alderman Moves to Ban Business for Politically Incorrect
View on Gays
Kurt Nimmo - Business that does not tote the political agenda of
government will not be allowed to operate. In Rahm Emanuel’s
Chicago, the Alderman controlling Logan Square wants to block
Chick-fil-A from opening a store because its CEO opposes gay
marriage.... In other words, business that does not tote the
political agenda of government – and the United Nations – will
not be allowed to operate. Like the former Soviet Union, Chicago
will only permit business (called “enterprises” in the Soviet
Union) to exist if it follows the political dictates of
Veterans for Ron Paul March on the RNC !
Adam Kokesh - Veterans for Liberty Super PAC invites you to join
us for Veterans for Ron Paul March on the RNC.
Read the call to action.
Romney Proves Himself to Be Irrelevant, Vows to Fight Medical
Activist Post - Recently on the campaign trail Mitt Romney said
that he would fight marijuana legalization "tooth and nail".
During a town hall meeting in the "Live Free or Die" state, New
Hampshire, Romney used the same tired argument that marijuana
leads to a "culture of drugs" in young people. This argument is
increasingly becoming ridiculous, and the voting public knows
it; all except the probably inebriated paid staffers clapping in
VIDEO: MSNBC Guest: Romney Could End Up Withdrawing From GOP
Race Before Convention
realclearpolitics.com - Mediaite: On his MSNBC show today, Al
Sharpton opened by focusing on Mitt Romney‘s tax returns and
increasing pressure from Republicans and conservatives for the
GOP candidate to release more of them. Guest Catherine Crier
said that it is certainly fair to look into that aspect of
Romney’s background, and even threw out the notion that Romney
might withdraw as the Republican nominee before the convention.
Ron Paul Legacy Award at YAL Convention
Daily Caller - Hundreds of young libertarians gathered Wednesday
night to celebrate the legacy of retiring Rep. Ron Paul hours
after the House passed legislation to audit the Federal Reserve
that the Texas congressman has been pushing for years. “We had a
little vote today in the House of Representatives,” Paul said to
roaring applause at the Young Americans for Liberty event in his
honor.... The group held a “Ron Paul Legacy” event to honor the
congressman’s twelve-terms in the House. Paul, who ran for
president as a Republican in 2008 and 2012, and as a Libertarian
in 1988, will retire from Congress this year.
Retiring Ron Paul may distract from Romney fanfare at convention
(Reuters) - For all the drama that surrounded the Republican
primary season, the convention to formally nominate Mitt Romney
as the party's candidate for president is likely to be
suspense-free. Well, maybe not completely. Aside from Romney's
coronation, the August 27-30 convention at the Tampa Bay Times
Forum will host another show: Ron Paul's farewell. The
76-year-old representative from Texas will retire from Congress
after November's elections, capping a long and colorful career.
He is looking to take some of the limelight away from his former
rival in the primaries.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: I support Ron Paul's Audit the Fed
Fox Business Jul 25, 2012.
Paycheck-to-paycheck: US households barely getting by
RT - More than one-third of American households are barely able
to manage their bills, getting by financially only
paycheck-to-paycheck, a new study reveals. Research out of the
Consumer Federation of America and the Consumer Planner Board of
Standards, Inc. suggests that Americans are less well off now
than during the Clinton administration, with 38 percent of
households questioned — nearly two-fifths — saying they are only
barely able to get by.
VIDEO: Tim Geithner Admits Banks (And AIG) Were Bailed Out At
Rigged Libor Rates, Costing Taxpayers Billions
Daily Bail - One-minute clip from yesterday of Geithner being
questioned by Rep. Hensarling regarding the Fed's and Treasury's
decision to use an artificially low Libor as the interest rate
on hundreds of billions in crisis loans to AIG and other
CORZINE CRONYISM BOMBSHELL - High Ranking DOJ Lawyers And AG
Eric Holder Were Partners In Firm That Represented MF Global
Daily Bail - Those wondering why the Department of Justice has
refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6
billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the
documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute
that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of
Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General
Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.
Infrastructure literally melts under record heat in the US
RT - As jets get stuck in melting asphalt, highways crack and
form new “speed bumps,” and storms wipe out countless power
lines, the US is becoming alarmed by the effect of the weather
on its infrastructure. With temperatures over 100 degrees
Fahrenheit (about 40 degrees Celcius), a New York subway train
derailed after the heat stretched the track, forming a sharp
angle. In Texas, the clay-rich soils under highways have been
shrinking and cracking, the New York Times reported.
MRSA cases in academic hospitals double in five years
ScienceDaily - Infections caused by methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) doubled at academic medical centers
in the U.S. between 2003 and 2008, according to a report
published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital
Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare
Epidemiology of America.
GSK whistleblower says Glaxo Marketing VP 'Sir' Andrew Witty was
deeply involved in massive criminal cover-up
(NaturalNews) The recent landmark ruling against drug giant
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which as we recently reported led to a
massive criminal fine of more than $3 billion and a guilty plea
by the company of committing felony crimes, was followed by an
apology from GSK Vice President of Marketing "Sir" Andrew Witty
for the company's "past" failures. But according to
whistleblower Gregory Thorpe, the apology is meaningless, as
Witty had been working for GSK during the years when the company
was proven to have been engaged in illegal activity, and was
more than likely involved in it.
Popular MS drugs don't prevent disability, research finds
(NaturalNews) A new study has found this most common and popular
of MS drugs has little or no effect on halting a patient's
progression towards disability, The New York Times and other
media reported. The drug does seem to help reduce the
development of brain lesions while limiting the frequency of
relapses. But other than that, it appears to be pretty
worthless; up to now, few other studies have examined the
long-term, overall effect of interferon beta that would
demonstrate how effective it is at preventing the beginning of
the non-reversible disability.
Cinnamon beats Alzheimers
(NaturalNews) The miracle spice cinnamon is the scented bark of
a tropical evergreen tree, native to India and Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon comes from an evergreen tree in Southeast Asia and is
cultivated widely in Vietnam, China, Burma, and Laos for its
bark and the oil processed from the bark.
Brew up a bounty of healthful benefit with coffee
(NaturalNews) A surprising trend is cropping up among the
general population: drinking coffee as a powerful health
promoting beverage. Not only does coffee help to boost energy
and clarify the mind, research has shown it to be an important
source of antioxidants. To maximize the benefit and minimize
potential health risk, it is vital for individuals to be
selective about the coffee they consume.
Study: Radiation Therapy Can Make Cancers 30x More Malignant
Green Med Info - Following on the heels of recent revelations
that x-ray mammography may be contributing to an epidemic of
future radiation-induced breast cancers, in a new article
titled, "Radiation Treatment Generates Therapy Resistant Cancer
Stem Cells From Aggressive Breast Cancer Cells," published in
the journal Cancer July 1st, 2012, researchers from the
Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCLA Jonsson
Comprehensive Cancer Center report that radiation treatment
actually drives breast cancer cells into greater malignancy.
Cardiac CTA Emits Radiation Equal to 600 Chest X-Rays
Natural Society - According to researchers at Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minnesota, a cardiac CTA exposes patients to the same
amount of radiation as 600 chest X-rays - an amount of radiation
also close to a single piece of radioactive food.
Healthy Eating Shopping Tips
By Russell Blaylock, MD, CCN - One of the more difficult things
for the shopping public to do is to decide which foods in the
supermarket are bad for one’s health and which are healthy. Not
only are we inundated with conflicting advice from public health
authorities, but the labels on our foods are equally confusing,
if not more so. Here are some general rules.
High Fat Healing
Green Med Info - A low fat diet is good for people who have
eaten lots of meat and cheese and fat during their lives; it
will help them re-balance and return to a more healthful
equilibrium. On the other hand, a low fat diet is bad for people
who have been eating raw food, fruit and vegetables for most of
their lives. Not only that, a high fat diet is good for people
with neurological disorders, particularly seizures.
Reverse-Engineered Irises Look So Real, They Fool Eye-Scanners
Wired - The academics have found a way to recreate iris images
that match digital iris codes that are stored in databases and
used by iris-recognition systems to identify people. The replica
images, they say, can trick commercial iris-recognition systems
into believing they’re real images and could help someone thwart
identification at border crossings or gain entry to secure
facilities protected by biometric systems.
Skype handing over more chat data to law enforcement
arstechnica.com - Skype has expanded its cooperation with law
enforcement in the United States, making text chats and user
information more available to police, according to a new report
in the Washington Post. Real-time audio and video surveillance
remains “impractical,” the paper concluded, “but that barrier
could eventually vanish as Skype becomes one of the world’s most
popular forms of telecommunication.” Many have blamed
Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype in May 2011, and subsequent
technical changes to the VoIP app’s architecture. Citing an
anonymous source, The Post said that police surveillance of
online chats “had been made since last year.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
PUBLIC RED VIGIL ALERT: Raw milk advocate James Stewart seized
by armed bounty hunters driving unmarked vehicles with no plates
(NaturalNews) James Stewart, the 65-year-old raw "milk man" and
founder of Rawesome Foods, was assaulted near his home today by
three armed men driving unmarked luxury vehicles with no license
plates. Carrying firearms on their hips and dressed in
gangster-style street clothes, Satanic T-shirt imagery and
tattoos, they claimed to be making an "arrest" and verbally
assaulted James, forcing his head against a car and screaming,
according to witnesses, "You better listen to me or you're gonna
have a bad f*ckin' day!" A partial video of the incident was
captured by a witness. That
video link is here.
Health Ranger interviews health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord
about Rawesome raids
(NaturalNews) This is the transcript of an interview with health
freedom attorney Jonathan Emord. See the original video on
Congress not to let Agribusiness write its own rules!
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund - On the heels of the
"Monsanto rider" inserted into the House Agriculture
Appropriations Bill a few weeks ago, the Biotech industry
managed to insert several more damaging provisions into the
House version of the Farm Bill. Together, these GMO
industry-promoting provisions; override judicial review of GMO
crops found to have been approved illegally, gut any real review
by the USDA of new GMO crops, and create a forced backdoor
approval of "Agent Orange" corn and other currently pending GMO
crops. There is even a provision to establish, for the first
time, a policy recognizing "allowable" level of GMO
contamination in our food.
Is Your Garden Poisoning You?
Prevention - Lead Found In City Gardens. You may think the
biggest threat to your garden is a determined bunny with a
hankering for your spinach, but there’s a much more dangerous
threat lurking beneath the surface: lead. And a whole lot of
it—especially if you live in or near a major city, finds a new
Rediscovered Roots: These uncommon vegetables are short on
glamour but rich with culinary possibilities
Organic Gardening - Cultivating something old, but new to our
gardens, is a wonderful way to connect with our ancestors—or in
this case, with our “roots.” And daikon, celeriac, salsify, and
root vegetables with old-world associations. Although common
in European or Asian cooking, these crops barely register with
American gardeners today. What a shame: All four offer
nutritious top greens as well as flavorful roots that extend the
harvest season well into winter. It’s time more gardeners tried
these honorable heirlooms.
Today in History - Thursday - July 26, 2012
1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental
Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was
1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S.
1881 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application
for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184).
1907 - The Chester was launched. It was the first turbine-propelled
1908 - U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order
that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the
1945 - Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister.
1947 - U.S. President Truman signed The National Security Act. The
act created the National Security Council, the Department of
Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of
1948 - U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited
discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
1952 - King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by
Gamal Abdel Nasser.
1953 - Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro
eventually ousted Batista six years later.
1956 - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez
1971 - Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1998 - AT&T and British Telecommunications PLC announced they were
forming a joint venture to combine international operations and
develop a new Internet system.
Bulgaria bomb blast: Iran accuses Israel of killing its own citizens
RT - Iran's UN envoy says it was Israel who plotted and staged the
Bulgarian bus attack, buffing off allegations his country was behind the
tragedy. The suicide bomb attack on a bus in the Bulgarian city of
Burgas on July 18 killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus
driver and injured over 30 more. Israel was quick to point the finger at
Iran, accusing Tehran and its “Hezbollah proxy” of staging the bombing.
Israel discuss Syria attack
Press TV - A new report has unveiled that Pentagon officials were in
talks with Israeli defense officials about whether Israel might move to
attack Syria and destroy the Arab nation’s weapons facilities. In the
report published Wednesday, The New York Times cited two American
officials as saying that the Obama administration is not advocating such
an attack because of its possible international consequences. U.S.
President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Thomas E. Donilon,
was in Israel over the weekend and discussed the Syrian crisis with
officials there, a White House official said.
Drone operations over Somalia pose danger to air traffic -UN
RT - While the US keeps a low profile on its drone operations around the
world, the UN has released a report saying that unmanned aircraft over
Somalia pose a danger to air traffic and potentially violate an arms
embargo against the country. The UN monitoring group on Somalia cites
several narrowly averted disasters including drones crashing into a
refugee camp, flying dangerously close to a fuel depot and almost
colliding with a large passenger plane over the Somali capital,
Mogadishu, the Washington Post reports.
Exclusive: Prosecutors, regulators close to making Libor arrests
Reuters July 22 2012 - U.S. prosecutors and European regulators are
close to arresting individual traders and charging them with colluding
to manipulate global benchmark interest rates, according to people
familiar with a sweeping investigation into the rigging scandal. Federal
prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have recently contacted lawyers
representing some of the suspects to notify them that criminal charges
and arrests could be imminent, said two of those sources, who asked not
to be identified because the investigation is ongoing.
American fast food diet unleashes disease epidemic sweeping across Asia
(NaturalNews) According to a recent study published in the journal
Circulation, globalization continues to usher U.S.-style fast food into
East Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia, where
natives, especially those from the younger generations, are quickly
adopting things like hamburgers and fries in place of their traditional
fare. And based on the data, this Western fast food craze is responsible
for a significant uptick in cases of diabetes and heart disease.
War voyeurs: Israeli tourists watch Syria battles from safe distance
RT - Armed with binoculars and cameras, tourists in Israel are flocking
to the Golan Heights in the hope of seeing the bloody conflict in
neighboring Syria, sparking a trend among tour operators. In this day
and age, whale watching apparently just doesn’t cut it any longer. t’s
far more entertaining to watch your neighbors bomb and shoot the living
daylights out of each other – from the safe distance of, say, the Golan
Heights. This is, apparently, the latest craze among Israelis, who flock
to vantage points near the country’s border with Syria to observe the
ongoing clashes, according to the Times of Israel.
Libor fixing should become criminal offence, EU says
RT - The European Commission has proposed making interest rate fixing a
criminal offence - a move it hopes would help” put an end to criminal
activity in the banking sector”. Manipulating benchmark rates, such as
Libor and Euribor, will be added to insider dealing as criminal
offences, the Commission said in a statement. It wants EU members to
pass new laws. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding presented the
amendments on Wednesday to impose criminal penalties on manipulation.
12 Signs That Spain Is Shifting Gears From Recession To Depression
The Economic Collapse - Now we are watching a virtual replay of what
happened in Greece take place in Spain. Unfortunately, the global
financial system may not be able to handle a complete implosion of the
Spanish economy. The following are 12 signs that Spain is shifting gears
from recession to depression.
Olympic mascots made for Locog in Chinese 'sweatshop' factories
Guardian - Olympics merchandise for London 2012 is being produced in
sweatshop conditions with staff earning as little as £6 a day, despite
organisers promising to clean up its supply chain, according to a new
report. Activists in China spoke to dozens of factory workers and
discovered staff were forced to work up to 120 hours overtime a month,
nearly three times the legal limit. At one factory, staff had to buy
their own safety masks and were fined half a day's salary if they were
five minutes late to work.
UK to Give Flu Vaccine to Every Child
Gaia Health - With the stated purpose of protecting the old, not the
children, the UK government plans to give the influenza vaccine to every
child in the country every year. This is a £100 million boon to
AstraZeneca, whose FluMist nasal vaccine will be used.
Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries
BBC - A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major
impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Estimates suggest the aquifer could supply the north of the country for
400 years at current rates of consumption. Scientists say the water is
up to 10,000 years old but is cleaner to drink than many modern sources.
However, there are concerns that unauthorised drilling could threaten
the new supply.
Russia: Nearly 250 human fetuses dumped in forest aged at 5-6 months
RT - (Graphic photos) Investigators say all 248 fetuses discovered in a
Urals forest were likely intended for use in scientific research. Most
were terminated after the fifth month of pregnancy. According to police,
forensic examinations showed most of the fetuses were terminated at
22-26 weeks of pregnancy. Initially, it was thought they were 12-16
weeks. All the fetuses were mummified.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Shooter James Holmes and DARPA Weird Science
Kurt Nimmo - Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today,
investigative journalist Wayne Madsen said accused shooter James
Holmes had a number of links to U.S. government-funded research
centers, including the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency,
or DARPA. James Holmes was one of six recipients of a National
Institutes of Health Neuroscience Training Grant at the
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, Madsen
writes for the
Wayne Madsen Report.
VIDEO: Reality Check: Does Rapper Ice T Know More About The 2nd
Amendment Than Journalists?
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann discusses the historical accuracy of
rapper/music artist Ice-T’s comments on the real reason for the
2nd Amendment. Ice-T states the 2nd Amendment exists to ensure
the people have a means of self defense against tyranny of both
foreign and domestic origins. Ben Swann agrees, Ice-T is
VIDEO: Michael Moore Pleads For Gun Control After The Colorado
Theater Shooting: ‘I’m Sick Of This’
Business Insider - More than a decade after he released his
documentary “Bowling For Columbine,” about another tragic
Colorado massacre, filmmaker Michael Moore says he is “sick” of
having to keep addressing the issue of gun control. In an
interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan last night, Moore pleaded for
more restrictive measures on gun ownership in the wake of the
horrific massacre in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater last
U.S. government's secret wiretaps violate the Constitution,
(NaturalNews) The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled
recently that the National Security Agency - the nation's
premier global spy - has, "on at least one occasion," violated
the Constitution's Fourth Amendment protection against
unreasonable search and seizure. The ruling from the secret U.S.
national security court is the first time the federal government
has acknowledged its spy activities overstepped legal parameters
since passage of a law in 2008 "that overhauled surveillance
laws following the uproar over the NSA's warrantless wiretapping
program in the George W. Bush Administration," The Wall Street
VIDEO: How the US is transforming and expanding its military
bases around the world
Press TV - In an interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk Vine said
the Pentagon has been using a new strategy of “lily pad” bases
instead of its huge bases it had at the time of the Cold War. He
said the new strategy would greatly endanger both the security
interests of the United States and that of the world.
YouTube: Where Are The Photos Of This Stuff? (It's Like Bin
Laden All Over Again)
CNN July 24, 2012 - "Inside Massacre Suspect's Death Trap"
CFR Globalists Say Don’t Worry - “Your Guns Are In Safe Hands”
Activist Post - It’s funny, I was worried about my Second
Amendment rights just a moment ago, but now that the Council On
Foreign Relations, a global governance think tank and inbred
cesspool of despotic elitism, has explained the situation to me,
I suddenly feel at ease. In preparation for the fast approaching
UN summit on “international conventional arms trade” in New
York, the CFR has published yet another disinformation piece
skewing the facts and twisting reality to lull Americans into a
state of apathy.
VIDEO: TSA Expands Invasion To CA Train Stations & Bus Terminals
Paul Joseph Watson - Footage shot at the Oceanside Transit
Center in Southern California documents how the rollout of TSA
workers is expanding out of the airports and into train stations
and bus terminals.... “We’re doing patrols in the parking lot
with dogs, we’re even going as far out to the train station
because the train station is connected to the airport here and
we have guys walking around the train station, walking around
the rental cars, we’re inspecting cars coming into the parking
garage, I mean we’ve fully expanded – we’re no longer just at
the gate and just at the security checkpoint,” said the
whistleblower, a TSA supervisor.
Since 1989 Lockheed Martin Placed 257 of Their People on 135
Government Advisory Committees
americafirstsite.com - Lockheed Martin, the largest arms
merchant in the world, is eager to keep filling up from the
taxpayers’ money spigot. With annual revenues of about $45
billion, it invests its profits in influence, especially in
Washington, where since 1989 Lockheed has donated $23 million to
political campaigns, spent $125 million on lobbying; received
$20 million in earmarks; received 31 grants and 15,358 contracts
from the federal government; and placed 257 of their people on
135 government advisory committees.
Quick fix? US solves F-22 Raptor hypoxia mystery
RT - The US Air Force determined that constricting altitude
vests were to blame for a spate of F-22 Raptor jet pilots
fainting, sometimes mid-flight. But ground crews exhibiting the
same symptoms suggest a contaminated oxygen supply could be the
culprit. The Air Force claims it is “confident” it has
identified the issue, and will be lifting the flight
restrictions on the F-22 imposed by Defense Secretary Leon
Mike Bloomberg, Health Cop: Mayor Takes Aim At Booze
The Trenches - First he came for your smokes. Then he came for
your trans-fats. Then he came for your sugary drinks — and now
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has your booze in his sights. In the
mayor’s latest effort to protect you from yourself, the city
Health Department now plans to tackle alcohol abuse in the Big
Apple, starting with a mass, 50-question telephone survey to get
a handle on how serious a problem it actually is.
Romney: Obama Doesn’t Love Israel Enough
antiwar.com - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said
in an address on Tuesday that President Obama has not been
enough of an ally to Israel, and Israelis deserve a more loyal
US president. Speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National
Convention in Reno, Nevada on his upcoming visit to Israel,
Romney played the old, predictable political card of who’s a
more committed, blind follower and supporter of Israel. It was
done purely for political points, and had no substantive
motivation or relation to reality.
Pennsylvania Voter Law Put to Test in Grandmother’s Suit
Bloomberg - Pennsylvania’s new voter- identification law is
unnecessary and will unduly burden the poor and elderly, a
lawyer for a great-great-grandmother who is challenging the
statute told a judge.... The new requirement may disqualify
186,830 potential voters in Philadelphia, almost 25 percent the
adult residents of the state’s largest city, according to the
VA Must Disclose Veteran Drug Test Documents
Courthouse News - Veterans won another court order requiring the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hand over more documents
about its Cold War-era drug experiments on thousands of Vietnam
veterans. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in
Oakland, Calif., said the documents requested were "squarely
relevant" to the claim that the government failed to adequately
notify veterans of the chemicals they were exposed to and what
that exposure might do to their health.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
NYPD accused of ‘widespread human rights violations’
Press TV - The New York Police Department has shown "a pattern
of abusive and unaccountable protest policing" during the Occupy
protests, a wide consortium of legal experts detail in a report
issued on Wednesday. The lawyers say NYPD officers violated
human rights in hundreds of instances, yet "there has been
near-complete impunity for alleged abuses." Only one officer has
been disciplined throughout the protests that started last fall.
Ron Paul Wins, Bernanke Loses As 'Audit The Fed' Bill Is
Daily Bail 7/25/12 -
The vote was 327-98... In a rare bipartisan consensus, and
definitely without the expressed, written consent of The Bernank,
the House today overwhelmingly approved Ron Paul's bill (H.R.
459) to provide for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve.
All attention turns now to the Senate and the sister bill (S.202),
where two years ago H.R. 1207 was weakened significantly.
(Bloomberg) Similar legislation, S. 202, was introduced in the
Senate by Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky and Ron Paul’s
son. The Senate bill, which has 21 Republican cosponsors, hasn’t
been considered by the Senate Banking Committee.
VIDEO: Ron Paul questioning Timothy Geithner
VIDEO: Ron Paul on Bloomberg News: Bernanke 'Wants Secrecy,' Not
Daily Paul 7/25/12 - "If the Congress had the guts..." we would
pass the Audit the Fed legislation!
Harry Reid vows Federal Transparency Act will never be voted on
in the Senate
Examiner 7/25/12 - Harry Reid. The Senate Majority Leader and
Nevada Democrat has vowed the Federal Reserve Transparency Act
will not be put to a vote in the Senate.... Ron Paul supporters
have already begun to get active online, sharing the contact
information to Harry Reid's office. One supporter called his
office instantly, claiming that he would be encouraging his
friends to vote Harry Reid out of office. The contact
information being shared is the following...
Break Up Big Banks: Sandy Weill
Denver Post - Former Citigroup (C) Chairman Sanford "Sandy"
Weill said on Wednesday that it's time for the United States to
"go and split up investment banking from banking." In an
interview on CNBC, Weill -- who led the 1998 merger of Travelers
Group and Citicorp to form Citigroup -- said that the financial
crisis "was created by too much concentration in investments in
the banking system, way too much leverage, and very little
transparency with lots of off-balance sheet things that didn't
really count, and I think a lot of those things have to change."
Where is Obama’s Promised Minimum-Wage Hike?
Common Dreams - During the 2008 campaign, presidential candidate
Barack Obama made a pledge to raise the minimum wage to $9.50
per hour by 2011. Promises like this one inspired a generation
of young voters, excited long-neglected progressive voters and
gave hope to millions of his supporters across the country.... t
is now four years later, and there has been no increase to the
minimum wage. There has been no congressional vote, much less a
whisper from the White House on the minimum wage.... The U.S.
has the lowest minimum wage by far among large Western
100 Million Poor People In America And 39 Other Facts About
Poverty That Will Blow Your Mind
The Economic Collapse - Every single day more Americans fall
into poverty. This should deeply alarm you no matter what
political party you belong to and no matter what your personal
economic philosophy is. Right now, approximately 100 million
Americans are either "poor" or "near poor". For a lot of people
"poverty" can be a nebulous concept, so let's define it. The
poverty level as defined by the federal government in 2010 was
$11,139 for an individual and $22,314 for a family of four.
Could you take care of a family of four on less than $2000 a
VIDEO: Millions of houses empty in US but homelessness rising
Press TV - Cameron Whitten, a social justice activist who has
been on hunger strike since June 2, says his act is aimed at
drawing the attention of fellow Americans to injustice being
done to the homeless in the United States. “There are 3.5
million homeless people in America despite the fact that we have
over 80 million empty homes right now,” he said in his interview
with the U.S. Desk on Wednesday. He added that in Portland
alone, "there are over 2,000 people who sleep on the streets
Did you know that 'natural' foods can still contain GMOs? The
main difference between 'organic' and 'natural'
(NaturalNews) When it comes to "natural" and "organic," there is
a main difference you need to be aware of. One is strictly
regulated and the other label can mean, well just about
anything. An organic label means that the product is strictly
regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is
good news for all you "organic" shoppers, it means that organic
products are regulated from start to finish, assuring that it
doesn't contain certain ingredients found in non-organic foods
What do 'Raw Fooders' actually eat?
(NaturalNews) A revealing and controversial e-book that was a
labor of love for years by author Nomi Shannon is now available
on the Webseed Empowerment Platform. "What Do Raw Fooders Eat?"
lets you, essentially, visit the homes of 48 busy people who
describe themselves as thriving on raw foods, peek inside their
private kitchens, and "spy"on them as they prepare their meals
for an entire week?
Vitamin D revealed to be miracle anti-cancer 'drug' with
astonishing chemical properties
(NaturalNews) A new study published this month finds that the
hormonally active form of vitamin D, Calcitriol
1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), inhibits the growth of many kinds of
cancerous cells, including breast cancer, indicating that
vitamin D3 can be useful in treating and even preventing a
variety of cancers. Authors of the study said that caner cell
growth is inhibited by "anticancer actions including cell cycle
arrest, promotion of apoptosis and inhibition of invasion,
metastasis, and angiogenesis." Vitamin D's anti-inflammatory
properties and interference with estrogen synthesis further
explains its anti-tumor properties.
Protect your child from the dangers of Ritalin - Four
Homeopathic remedies to treat ADHD and ADD
(NaturalNews) Anecdotal evidence seen by parents, teachers and
homeopaths indicates the efficacy of homeopathic treatment for
ADHD children; even though clinical trials have produced mixed
results. A major factor influencing the success of homeopathic
treatment involves finding a qualified and knowledgeable
homeopathic practitioner to administer a well-chosen remedy.
Many remedies are available to help children and adults
suffering from ADHD and ADD, and a series of remedies may be
needed to bring about the desired cure. Organizations such as
the National Center for Homeopathy provide online lists of
practitioners to assist families in locating homeopaths in their
areas. Do not self-treat if you or your child suffers from this
Cancer physician speaks out about cancer fraud
(NaturalNews) Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. reveals how his
enzyme-based approach was deliberately designed to fail compared
to conventional (chemotherapy) treatment protocols for cancer.
The next NaturalNews Talk Hour will forever change the way you
look at "modern" cancer research and western medicine. Visit:
VIDEO: Mass Murders And The SSRIs Connection
beforeitsnews.com - There are numerous examples of people who
have gone off on a shooting rampage and killed their classmates,
their co-workers, members of their family and often took their
own lives, then it was shortly discovered that they were taking
an antidepressant. The apparency is that the person was mentally
ill and went on a rage but when these cases have actually been
looked at closer, what we find is that the person did not have
any violent tendencies and in most cases was not even suicidal
before they started treatment with their antidepressant
Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You
Dr. Mercola - Official UK and EU data reveals that you are 900
times more likely to die from food poisoning than nutritional
supplements, and compared to supplements, you’re 300,000 times
more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a
hospital stay in the UK. Adverse reactions to pharmaceutical
drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than food
supplements, and 7,750 times more likely to kill you than herbal
9 Natural Remedies for Hair Loss and Hair Thinning
Natural Society - Many men, and less often women, often deal
with the hardships of hair loss, and accepting this problem can
be quite difficult. Fortunately, while hair loss is largely
genetic, a good diet can encourage healthy hair growth and even
possibly reduce balding. Furthermore, there are a number of
natural remedies for hair loss and hair thinning, so you don’t
need to go straight to the drug store for pharmaceuticals.
YouTube: Mini-drones to take your DNA?
RT - In the past two decades, technology has advanced quicker
than in any other time frame in history. From cloning animals to
flying drones to androids, science-fiction seems to becoming
more of a science-fact. But what if flying drones can take a DNA
sample or inserting a tracking chip in your body? RT's Kristine
Frazao has more.
Infographic: Crash Course on the Internet Piracy Debate
Activist Post - Lawmakers continue to push for strict Internet
control legislation at the behest of establishment mega-media.
Congressmen such as Lamar Smith have even gone as far as to
propose government IP Czars to supplant the wave of private
copyright trolls filing frivolous lawsuits.
Despite the government's history of failed attempts to control
the Internet, the legal battle for control over the Internet
Swimming ‘Jellyfish’ Built out of Rat Cells & Silicone
Live Science - ‘Using rat heart cells and silicone polymer,
researchers have bioengineered a ‘jellyfish’ that knows how to
swim.’ The odd jellyfish mimic, dubbed a “Medusoid” by its
creators, is more than a curiosity. It’s a natural biological
pump, just like the human heart. That makes it a good model to
use to study cardiac physiology, said study researcher Kevin Kit
Parker, a bioengineer at Harvard University.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
GMO wars - Monsanto suing DuPont to see who will dominate the
world's food supply
(NaturalNews) Biotechnology giant Monsanto is suing one of its
largest rivals, DuPont, for what the company says are violations
of a licensing agreement established between the two firms back
in 2002. And at the very same time, DuPont is suing Monsanto for
allegedly, illegally withholding important details from the
federal patent office about its Roundup Ready trait, as well as
for allegedly engaging in anticompetitive business practices
that restrict competitive agriculture.
VIDEO: Tomato Seeds Amazingly Sprouting Inside a Tomato
Treehugger - Last week, Redditor Serena Altschul posted these
pictures of a tomato seedlings sprouting from inside of a tomato
fruit that had been forgotten on a kitchen counter for about a
month. Several of the seedlings were cut out of the fruit. The
transplanted tomato seedlings survived and soon there were lots
of large tomato plants to take care of.
The AVMA Plot Thickens
Susan Thixton - Veterinary organizations and partnerships with
corporations...how do you feel about that? Is it acceptable to
you for a national veterinary organization to accept large
donations from...let's say...two animal drug companies and one
pet food company? LARGE donations? If you think that's a bad
idea, and the thought of such mega-million dollar partnerships
makes your blood pressure rise, don't read this article.
Humor: You Didn’t Build That!
Infowars - President Obama has corrected the record
regarding the means of production…
Today in History - Wednesday - July 25, 2012
1759 - British forces defeated a French army at Fort Niagara in
1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new
country, with New Orleans as the capital city.
1845 - China granted Belgium equal trading rights with Britain,
France and the United States.
1850 - Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in OR.
1861 - The Crittenden Resolution, which called for the American
Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery,
was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1866 - Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army. He was the
first American officer to hold the rank.
1868 - The U.S. Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming
1909 - French aviator Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel
in a monoplane. He traveled from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes. He
was the first man to fly across the channel.
1914 - Russia declared that it would act to protect Serbian
1924 - Greece announced the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.
1941 - The U.S. government froze all Japanese and Chinese assets.
1943 - Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown in a
1946 - The U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the
Pacific. It was the first underwater test of the device.
1952 - Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the U.S.
1984 - Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman
to walk in space. She was aboard the orbiting space station Salyut
1994 - Israel and Jordan formally ended the state of war that had
existed between them since 1948.
1998 - The USS Harry S. Truman was commissioned and put into service
by the U.S. Navy.
1999 - Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the
second American to win the race.
2010 - WikiLeaks leaked to the public more than 90,000 internal
reports involving the U.S.-led War in Afghanistan from 2004-2010.
US position on Syria directly endorses terrorism - Lavrov
Washington’s reaction to blasts in Damascus is a downright justification
of terrorism, slams Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. US State
Department announced that terror acts in Syria are not surprising in
light of the Assad regime’s actions. “This is direct endorsement of
terrorism. How are we supposed to understand that?” Sergey Lavrov shared
his astonishment at a press conference in Moscow. “This is a sinister
position, I cannot find words to express our attitude towards that.”
Russia warns Syria against using chemical weapons
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia chided its longtime ally Syria on Tuesday over its
threat to use chemical weapons in case of a foreign attack, but Moscow
gave no sign it was abandoning President Bashar Assad's regime, despite
growing international condemnation over the violence in the Arab
Turkey blocks truck route into Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey sealed its border with Syria to trucks on
Wednesday, cutting off a vital supply line to the embattled nation as
fighting stretched into its fifth day in the commercial capital of
Aleppo. Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said deteriorating
security was behind the closure.
Russia begins increased submarine patrols off the coasts of the United
Examiner July 22, 2012 - On June 1 or a bit later we will resume
constant patrolling of the world's oceans by strategic nuclear
submarines," Russian navy Commander Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said Friday.
This in apparent response to the “threat” posed by the United States
which has adopted a “pre-emptive war strategy” and is considered by
Russia military and intelligence officials as the single largest
military threat to Russia and world peace.
Britain's ex-army commandos train armed rebels in Syria: UK media
Press TV - The Daily Mail and Sunday Express have revealed that the
mercenaries have set up training camps in Iraq and on the Syrian border
for the armed rebels. British army sources, speaking on condition of
anonymity, have said the militants are receiving instructions in
military tactics, weapons handling and communications systems. Groups of
50 militants at a time are being trained by two Mideast-based private
security firms which employ former SAS personnel.
‘Israel Will Go to War if Hizbullah Gets Chemical Weapons’
Israel National News - Israel is prepared to intervene militarily if
Hizbullah gets a hold of Assad’s chemical weapons, Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman warned in Brussels on Tuesday. "In the moment we see
that the Syrians transfer chemical and biological weapons to Hizbullah,
this is a red line for us and from our point of view it‘s a clear ‘casus
belli,’" Lieberman said, using the Latin expression justifying war.
VIDEO: Iran threatens to ‘strike out’ at any intervention in Syria
RT - President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has friends in the region poised
“to strike out” in the event of an intervention into Syria, says a
commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The warning was particularly
sent to “hated” Arab countries. “None of Syria's friends or the great
front of resistance has yet entered the scene, and in the event that
this happens, decisive blows will be struck at the enemy, especially the
hated Arab rulers,” Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, a spokesman of the country's
Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Fars news agency.
Syria Update: What the News Isn't Reporting
Tony Cartalucci - Wider UNSC dissension, Turkish offensive against its
own "rebels," and Iraq's rejection of latest "Arab League" statement
before massive Al Qaeda attacks. Scratching just below the surface of
the Western media's headlines are stories carrying greater implications
- stories the West believes are better left untold.
Syrian Gov. alarmed of Fake Syrian Satellite Channel
DayPress News - Syria`s Information Ministry urged Friday Syrian
nationals to be cautious and avoid misleading fake media outlets who
allege being Syrian official TVs. Syria`s Information Ministry announced
that there is a satellite channel using the logo of the Syrian Satellite
Channel and broadcasting nationalistic songs in preparation for
springing a media ambush which has been uncovered before.
Dirty Deeds: Iranian nuclear program hit by 'AC/DC virus'?
RT - Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been attacked by a
“music” virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC’s
“Thunderstruck.” Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at Finnish digital
security firm F-secure, publicly released a letter he received from an
unnamed Iranian scientist. The researcher, who claimed to work for the
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that another virus has
struck the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran and a
secret underground research facility at Fordo, southwest of Tehran.
Saying Goodbye to Libor Won’t Be Easy, but It’s Necessary
Bloomberg - Amid the investigations into manipulation of Libor, policy
makers are coming around to the idea that the world needs a new
benchmark to price hundreds of trillions of dollars in loans, securities
and derivatives. The challenge will be getting banks, investors and
borrowers to agree on what that benchmark should be.
Cash-strapped Argentine town holds raffle to see who will be paid
silverdoctors.com - Just when you thought you had seen it all. The broke
Argentine town of Bialet Masse has held a raffle to determine which of
the town’s 92 employees would receive their paychecks. A lucky 23 were
selected to receive their full paychecks. Coming soon to a town near
Watch out, Africa, Melinda is coming!
(NaturalNews) Flying under the radar; however, is the partnership
between The Gates Foundation and drug giant, Pfizer, and therein lies
the dirty little secret. The method of choice to prevent births?
Injectable Depo-Provera, long known as a highly dangerous drug. It
actually carries a black-box warning on its label, stating that severe
bone loss is a consequence of its use. It also thins the vaginal lining,
and research is ongoing to investigate the possibility that it increases
the risk of breast cancer.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National
Institutes of Health
CBS News - WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a
prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in
Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend
and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience
program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one
of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant
First Lawsuit Over James Holmes Massacre
tmz.com - Torrence Brown, Jr. was in Century 16 Theater when
Holmes let loose. One of Brown's best friends, A.J. Boik, was
shot in the chest and died. Brown, who was not physically
injured, claims to now suffer from extreme trauma. Brown has
hired attorney Donald Karpel to rep him. Karpel tells TMZ ... he
is targeting 3 defendants.
Who's the real brains behind it? Check out the photo...
How did he know what guns to purchase? where did he get $20,000
to purchase the weapons? Why did he tell the police about his
Gun sales skyrocket after Colorado massacre
RT - Jake Meyers tells the Denver Post that he arrived for work
at Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo on early Friday to find a line
of 15 to 20 people waiting outside of the store. Three days
later, he said surging gun sales yielded "probably the busiest
Monday all year" and that, for the first time all year, firearms
classes taught by the store’s staff were booked for three weeks
straight. "A lot of it is people saying, 'I didn't think I
needed a gun, but now I do,' " Meyers adds. "When it happens in
your backyard, people start reassessing — 'Hey, I go to the
VIDEO: Reality Check: Unanswered Questions About Colorado
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the
questions the national media is not bothering to ask about the
Colorado theater massacre.
$400mln panic attack: Navy tech set fire to nuke sub to leave
RT - Twenty-four-year-old Casey Fury, who was on medication for
anxiety and depression, was charged after he "willfully and
maliciously set fire to and burned a vessel, namely the USS
Miami, together with building materials and supplies located
Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans
Give Up Their Guns
Reason.com - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Piers
Morgan last night that he doesn't "understand why police
officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say
we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you
unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s
required to keep us safe."
US cops catch attempted ‘Batman’ mass-murder copycat with
RT - A man claiming to have attended a showing of the new Batman
film with a loaded gun has been caught by Maine cops. Police
found handguns, boxes of ammunition and an illegal automatic
weapon in his possession.... Mr. Courtois told police that he
was traveling to New York, where he planned to shoot one of his
former bosses. He added that he had brought a loaded gun to a
screening of the new Batman film the previous night.
VIDEO: How to stop a massacre: Surveillance video reveals
simple, low-cost solution that works everywhere
(NaturalNews) In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman
movie theater shooting, a surveillance video has surfaced that
shows the simple, obvious answer to the question on everybody's
mind: How do we stop a massacre? The answer is revealed in the
stunning short video shown below. Related article/video:
89-year-old Woman Scares Away Burglars...
25 Reasons Why We Need to Preserve Our 2nd Amendment Right to
Keep and Bear Arms
Activist Post - It is important that we illustrate how important
it is for everyday citizens to have the fundamental right to
bear arms in order to defend themselves. According to Gary Kleck
and Marc Gertz, co-authors of "Armed Resistance to Crime: The
Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun," law-abiding
citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many
as 2.5 million times every year -- or about 6,850 times a day!
VIDEO: Richard Rothschild Battles Local Agenda 21
Activist Post - Richard Rothschild was the first county
commissioner to officially oppose the United Nations'
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI),
also known as Local Governments for Sustainability. In fact, Mr.
Rothschild won the November 2010 election in Carroll County,
Maryland based on his opposition to ICLEI, which is the local UN
Agenda 21 Sustainable Development action plan that attacks
property and Constitutional rights.
Death was last stop on journey for packed pickup's immigrants
mysanantonio.com - Sunday July 22, 2012. Thirteen people died in
the accident and the truck was carrying more than 20 people when
the accident took place. The truck is currentlly at the Goliad
Sheriff's Office in Goliad, Texas. John Davenport/© San Antonio
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US Military On Call to Use Force at 2012 Political Conventions
antiwar.com - The US military will be on call to respond and use
force in case of unrest at this year’s Democratic and Republican
Party National Conventions in Tampa, Florida and Charlotte,
North Carolina. In a disturbing illustration of the creeping
militarization of the day, US Northern Command has admitted that
the Army will aid domestic law enforcement if called upon by the
Secretary of Defense.
VIDEO: Santelli Rants: "Ditch The Duct Tape; The Problem Is
Zero Hedge - "What's the difference between the US and Europe?"
'About Six Years' is the punchline that CNBC's Rick Santelli
ascribes the apparently magnanimous view that Europe is so much
different from us. Between PIMCO's Kashkari pontificating on
unsustainable debt (and the Fed's need to 'do something', and
Liesman still defending the Fed with all his might, Santelli
loses it - noting Kashkari's intelligence, he rhetorically asks
"Do you really think [the Fed] is the solution?" - and rightly
YouTube: Ron Paul on Fox Business with Gerri Willis
Fox Business 7/24/12 - Interview on the Audit the Fed Bill.
Nestle blames biofuels for skyrocketing food inflation
(NaturalNews) You want to know why food prices are climbing all
over the world? Well, the head of Nestle, the world's largest
food manufacturer, says it's because we are increasingly burning
our food for fuel. In fact, company chairman Peter
Brabeck-Letmathe declared recently, we have begun to rely on
food-produced biofuels so much that "the time of cheap foods is
YouTube: Ron Paul on Washington Journal
Ron Paul on C-SPAN July 24, 2012 discusses the Audit the Fed
bill and answers questions from C-SPAN callers.
VIDEO: Dennis Kucinich Rocks the House in Support of Ron Paul's
HR 459 - Audit the Fed
Daily Paul - Dennis Kucinich in support of HR 459.
CBO to employers: Obamacare has $4B more in taxes than expected
Washington Examiner - CBO revised the Obamacare tax burden
upward by $4 billion for businesses and $1 billion to $1.5
billion for individual workers.
AP Exclusive: Internal documents shows Obama deportation
proposal could cost more than $585M
Daily Journal - The Obama administration's new plan to grant
temporary work permits to many young, illegal immigrants who
otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and
require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more
than 1 million anticipated requests, according to internal
documents obtained by The Associated Press.
VIDEO: Former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich: 2008 Crash
Manufactured – Made Insiders Tremendous Amounts of Money
Blacklisted News - Kovacevich talks about the Fed requiring
banks to take bailout funds. The Fed and the government needed
this money to be loaned out to increase the money supply. By
giving member banks more money, the Fed wanted them to loan it
out to the public, which would create even more money.
Kovacevich says the that regulators simply failed to do their
jobs – no new regulations were needed. TARP was simply a coverup
for regulators’ corruption and negligence. Financiers profited
tremendously from the market collapse, a collapse that they knew
was coming because they saw the enormous leverage and risk
lenders were taking.
Bill Gates funds scheme to spray artificial 'planet-cooling'
sulfur particles into atmosphere
(NaturalNews) Geo-engineers are finally coming out of the "chemtrail"
closet, as reports are now emerging about deliberate plans in
the works to dump untold tons of sulfate chemicals into the
atmosphere for the purported purpose of fighting so-called
"global warming." The U.K.'s Guardian and others are reporting
that a multi-million dollar research fund, which just so happens
to have been started and funded by Microsoft founder and vaccine
enthusiast Bill Gates, is being used to fund the project. A
large balloon hovering at 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New
Mexico, will release the sulfates into the atmosphere within the
Eyewitness: Mysterious Booms Return To Wisconsin
Paul Joseph Watson - Mysterious booms that plagued several towns
in Wisconsin earlier this year appear to have returned, with an
eyewitness reporting hearing the strange noises repeatedly over
a 30 minute period last night.... The USGS eventually concluded
that the booms were caused by an unusual “swarm” of earthquakes
that hit a region not noted for its seismic activity. However, a
separate seisometer study conducted when the booms briefly
returned following the conclusion of the USGS inquiry found that
the sounds were not being caused by earthquakes.
YouTube: 7/24/2012 -- Snow and Sleet north of Idaho -- NE SE N
SW and W = hail / damaging winds
dutchsinse - The midwest USA continues to have a record heatwave
.. forecast temps of about 105F / 41C for the next several
Nebraska wildfire scorches 92 square miles, threatens town
USA Today - The wildfires burning in north-central Nebraska
threatened to force the evacuation of a second small town
Tuesday and continued to interfere with boating along the scenic
Niobrara River.... Officials estimate the fires, which have
already destroyed at least 10 homes, are about 15 percent
contained. More than 200 firefighters and 4 helicopters are
fighting the fires, and three firefighters have been injured.
VIDEO: Department of Environmental Conservation is still working
on its environmental impact study for high-volume hydraulic
Capital Tonight - Recently obtained email exchanges show the
agency has been incontact with individuals who work with for the
natural gas industry. Environmental advocates and good
government groups are upset by the news. Common Cause executive
director Susan Lerner and Thomas Cluderay of the Environmental
Working Group explain why.
Opiate-based prescriptions declared an epidemic by the CDC
(NaturalNews) There has been a recent epidemic of
opium-addiction that is growing fast as one of America's drug
problems. The CDC says this is not coming from foreign cartels,
traffickers or drug dealers, but from the pharmacy that so many
visit for prescribed medicines. These opiate-based drugs include
Vicodin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and other opioid pain relievers.
The CDC says that last year alone, enough of these drugs were
prescribed to medicate each and every American adult with "five
mg of hydrocodone (Vicodin and others), taken every four hours,
for a month, and have led to over 40,000 drug overdose deaths."
Home remedies relieve symptoms and allergic reactions from MSG
poisoning - Here's what you need to know
(NaturalNews) Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used in nearly all
foods as a preservative or flavor enhancer. A toxic food
additive, MSG creates a wide constellation of symptoms forcing
victims to seek relief from side effects and allergic reactions.
Minute amounts of MSG are found in everything that's processed,
even vegetables and organic milk. These relatively benign
quantities are activated by heating during processing becoming
noxious, and in some cases poisonous -- causing dangerous health
reactions when consumed.
Health Basics: What are probiotics?
(NaturalNews) Probiotics are Nature's truest form of
antibiotics. These microscopic organisms (microflora) help the
body build long-lasting immunity to a host of illnesses and
diseases, including allergies, irritable bowels, viruses,
bacterial infections, and yes, cancer! No vaccination or
prescription medicine in the world could ever come close to this
safe and beneficial way of balancing the body's billions of
microbes. Probiotics not only help create this balance but also
help maintain it for years and years, hence the name probiotic,
which means "for life."
Heartburn pills taken by millions 'can increase risk of cancer
and heart disease'
Daily Mail - New research suggests that if you take the drugs
long term — that’s for more than a year — the risks can include
infections, cancer and heart disease and a dangerous deficiency
of some vital minerals and vitamins. Recently both the U.S. and
UK drug watchdogs have issued new warnings about very low
magnesium levels in people taking PPIs long term. Magnesium is
vital for building bones, as well as for proper working of
nerves and muscles which can go into spasm if they aren’t
getting enough. It’s also essential for heart health and helps
control blood pressure and blood sugar.
Crude Awakening: Mineral Oil Contaminates Everyone's Bodies
Green Med Info - The scientific literature indicates that there
are at least two dozen adverse health effects linked to exposure
to mineral oil, a crude oil derivative. New research indicates
these fat-soluble hydrocarbons are accumulating to disturbing
levels in our bodies, and affecting newborns by contaminating
breast milk. How did they get there? Mineral oil is legally
allowed to be added to our foods, drugs and cosmetics, where
they accumulate in our bodies over time, with the highest
concentrations found in our fat deposits.
New Dirty Dozen: 12 Fruit and Vegetables to Always Buy Organic,
Plus the Clean 15
Natural Society - For the eighth year in a row, the
Environmental Watch Group (EWG) has published an updated
‘shopper’s guide’ based on a comprehensive analysis of
government pesticide testing data of 45 different fruit and
vegetables. The guide includes the ‘dirty dozen:’ the twelve
foods most commonly contaminated with pesticides, as well as the
‘clean fifteen:’ the fifteen least contaminated foods. This year
the dirty dozen also includes a ‘plus’ category, warning about
two foods containing particularly concerning organophospates,
insecticides that are known reproductive and neurotoxins.
'Lead-free' jewelry for children found to be loaded with lead
(NaturalNews) Last week, 16 jewelry retailers and suppliers were
sued by the state of California for selling jewelry with more
than 1,000 times the allowable lead, as lead-free. Many of the
defendants are repeat offenders, and include manufacturers,
shippers, sellers, distributors, and traders that do business in
Skype No Longer Willing To Claim That Its Calls Are Untappable
By Law Enforcement
TechDirt - For years, we've noted that various governments have
sought to be able to wiretap Skype -- and the company has always
insisted that its peer-to-peer architecture made it impossible.
Last year, however, some hackers suggested that there was now a
backdoor in Skype. And now when a reporter for Slate, Ryan
Gallagher, is pushing the company on this issue, it refuses to
make a clear statement onto the ability to wiretap Skype calls.
You can draw your own conclusions.
YouTube: @Govt follows you: Twitter feeds info to US police
RT - Millions of us turn to social networks like Facebook and
Twitter to share our lives with friends and family. But what you
might not know is that you could be giving away your personal
data to governments. RT's Marina Portnaya explains, no privacy
settings can bar the authorities' prying eyes.
Cybersecurity 'Compromise' Distracts From Destruction of
Activist Post - Last week, “compromise legislation” was brought
before the US Senate that will enable federal agencies to assess
cyber threats while giving them “permission” to exchange
information with corporations “under certain conditions” under
the justification of better protecting corporations from
cyber-attacks. Although the threat has not manifested as of yet,
President Obama stated that: "...foreign governments, criminal
syndicates and lone individuals are probing our financial,
energy and public safety systems every day. It would be the
height of irresponsibility to leave a digital backdoor wide open
to our cyber adversaries."
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Move Over, Frankenfish—Now We Have Frankenapples!
ANH - The apples, which we’ll likely see in the Golden Delicious
and Granny Smith varieties first, contain a synthetic gene that
sharply reduces production of polyphenol oxidase, an enzyme
responsible for the browning. Some growers, particularly organic
ones, worry the anti-browning gene will spread to their apples.
While apple pollen does not usually drift very far on the
breeze, it can be carried by bees, and cross-pollination would
occur without any way to control it.
Monsanto Sued By Migrant Workers Over Labor, Housing Conditions
Huffington Post - A group of migrant farm workers from Texas is
suing Monsanto, accusing the agriculture giant of paying them
less than the minimum wage, putting them in substandard housing
and charging them for rent they were told would be free....
According to the complaint, "two or more" of the workers
"suffered illness or injuries from suspected pesticide exposure"
during the course of the work.... Missouri-based Monsanto is the
largest producer of genetically modified seed in the world. The
company had sales of $4.2 billion and net income of $937 million
in the most recent quarter.
Today in History - Tuesday - July 24, 2012
1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1847 - Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press.
1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its first
Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman.
1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the
Union after the U.S. Civil War.
1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of
modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland.
1929 - U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact,
which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth
1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin.
The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
1956 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team. They ended the
partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946.
1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific
1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon
had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the
Watergate special prosecutor.
1987 - Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda
became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.
Syria foils infiltration attempt by armed groups from Lebanon
Press TV - Syrian soldiers have foiled an attempt by armed rebel groups
to infiltrate the country from the Lebanese border.... Damascus blames
“outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest,
asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
US-led trooper killed in E Afghanistan
Press TV - The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
said on Tuesday that the trooper had been killed in a Taliban attack.
The brief statement did not disclose the nationality of the trooper or
the exact location of the attack. This is while, according to the
Western military alliance, another US-led trooper was killed in the
eastern part of the war-ravaged country on Monday.
Top US Commander accused of stalling Afghanistan hospital abuse probe
RT - A Congressional hearing on a delayed probe into a US-funded Afghan
military hospital has aroused concerns that rampant corruption hampers
the NATO occupation. An official cited “Auschwitz-like conditions” at
the hospital, among other concerns. The former head of training for
Afghan security forces, Army Lieutenant General William Caldwell, is
accused of blocking an investigation of possible abuse and mismanagement
at Kabul’s Dawood National Military Hospital. The Congressional hearing
President Morsi appoints Hashim Qandil as Egypt's new premier
Press TV - According to the Egytpian state TV, Morsi appointed Qandil to
the position on Tuesday. Morsi was elected president on June 24 in a
runoff that was also participated by Ahmed Shafiq, who served as ousted
dictator Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister.
Israel orders demolition of eight Palestinian villages for IDF training
RT - Israel’s Defense Ministry has ordered eight Palestinian villages in
the West Bank to be razed, claiming the land is needed for military
training. Hundreds of Palestinians are to be displaced despite evidence
that the villages have existed since 1830. The residents of the
villages, located in the southern region of Hebron, are accused of
“illegal dwelling in a fire zone.”
Iraqi death toll rises to 107 in the worst wave of attacks this year
RT - A series of blasts and shootings has brought the single-day death
toll for brutal attacks across Iraq to 107 victims, including 13 Iraqi
soldiers. With 268 more wounded, the attacks signal the worst outbreak
of violence in the country this year.
Syria says will use chemical weapons if attacked
AP - The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and
biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever
acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.... "No
chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will
never be used, during the crisis in Syria no matter what the
developments inside Syria," Makdissi said in news conference broadcast
on Syrian state TV. "All of these types of weapons are in storage and
under security and the direct supervision of the Syrian armed forces and
will never be used unless Syria is exposed to external aggression."
Gaza Blockade Over? Egypt Opens Border to Palestinians
antiwar.com - Five years of full-scale blockade of the Gaza Strip may
have finally come to an end in the wee hours of Monday morning, with
Egyptian officials announcing that they are opening the border
unilaterally and completely to all Palestinians, including those stuck
in the strip. The move comes just a week and a half after the Gaza Prime
Minister Ismail Haniyeh said that he was “confident” Egypt’s President
Mursi would fully open the Gaza border to trade. This opening seems even
more than anyone had hoped.
London Assembly trying to ban McDonald's, Coca-Cola from 2012 Olympics
(NaturalNews) Because many of the products offered by both McDonald's
and Coca-Cola are filled with processed sugar, artificial chemicals, and
unhealthy fats, and are linked to causing childhood obesity and other
illnesses, the London Assembly believes the International Olympic
Committee has a responsibility to nix these companies from sponsoring
the Games. Hosting a lineup of the world's most talented athletes while
peddling junk food to the masses, in other words, is a hypocritical
position to take, according to the Assembly.
VIDEO: Couple Refuse to Rip Up Illegal Vegetable Garden after Demands
From Draconian Council
Daily Mail - This spring, Michel Beauchamp and wife Josee Landry planted
an elaborate vegetable garden on the front lawn at their Drummondville,
Quebec, home and the cucumbers, tomatoes, beets and Brussels sprouts
they grow have helped him shed 75lb and her 25lb. But town code states
such a garden can only take up 30 per cent of front yards in the
St-Charles-de-Drummond neighbourhood where they live - the rest must be
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Navy Radio System Blamed For Crippling Garage Doors
CBS News - A radio signal being transmitted out of a submarine
base is likely behind reports of garage doors failing to open
and close in southeastern Connecticut, the U.S. Navy said
Monday. The signal is part of the Enterprise Land Mobile Radio
system, which is used by the military to coordinate responses
with civil emergency workers, said Chris Zendan, a spokesman for
submarine base in Groton.
VIDEO: ABC’s “666 Park Avenue” – Promoting the Number of the
beginningandend.com - Fresh off of cancelling the blasphemous,
Christian-mocking show “GCB”, ABC is now set to premiere “666
Park Avenue” in its Fall 2012 lineup. Loosely based on the novel
of the same name, (which was about a Manhattan apartment
building whose tenants are witches), the TV show brings its own
spin to the story by having an extravagent luxury apartment
where a young couple comes looking for work as managers and meet
the building owners who are witchcraft practitioners working for
Satan. And the show’s numerical title, is a promotion of the
YouTube: Final Warning From George Orwell
From the 2003 Television docudrama: George Orwell - A Life in
Chicago cop torture payouts reach $40m
RT - Chicago is set to pay out over $7 million to two men who
were victims of torture at the hands of ex-police chief Jon
Burge. It brings the cost in litigation related to Burge’s
abuses to an unprecedented $40 million of tax payers’ money. The
larger part of the payout will go to Michael Tillman, who claims
police tortured him for four days until he confessed to the
murder of 42-year-old Betty Howard in 1986.
Follow the Trend: Batman Shooter James Holmes Was On Hardcore
Activist Post - Like virtually all massacre shooters before him,
the notorious Batman shooter James Holmes is now reported to
have been taking hardcore pharmaceutical drugs. In Holmes’ case,
they happen to be the very same drugs that ultimately led to the
early death of actor Heath Ledger. With a fix for ‘altering his
state of mind’, the ‘Batman shooter’ was heavily hooked on the
prescription painkiller Vicodin. Holmes even reportedly dosed up
on a pharmaceutical cocktail just before the shooting.
VIDEO: Mother of Theater Shooter James Holmes Attacks ABC News,
Daily Paul - Once again, the corporate media has been caught
spreading misinformation in order to spin a story. In the hours
after the shooting in Colorado, the corporate media reported
that the mother of the accused gunman, Arlene Holmes, was quoted
as telling ABC News “You have the right person” when asked about
her son and the murders. Arlene Holmes now insists her comments
were twisted by ABC News
VIDEO: Suspected Shooter Holmes Obviously Drugged During
Kurt Nimmo July 23, 2012 - Appearing in court today, the
suspected shooter in the Colorado mass murder case looked to be
heavily drugged. Even the corporate media admitted he appeared
to be sedated. From NYMag.com: Accused Aurora shooter James
Eagan Holmes sat in a Colorado court room with
red-and-orange-dyed hair and heavy eyelids this morning at his
advisement hearing, speaking not a word and appearing to nearly
nod off. The 24-year-old looked confused, blinked slowly, and
struggled to keep his head up, leading the press to wonder if
he’d been drugged.
Eerie Coincidence: Colorado University Had Identical Drill On
Same Day As ‘Batman’ Massacre
Paul Joseph Watson - A Colorado university just 16 miles away
from the site of Friday morning’s deadly ‘Batman’ massacre
staged an identical exercise the very same day in which students
were trained how to react to a gunman firing at people in a
movie theater.... The school drill was just one of a number of
strange coincidences that eerily paralleled the tragic massacre
druing which 12 people were killed dozens more injured.
VIDEO: MAYDAY! The Lone-Wolf Rises during a Dark Knight
Government Rag Blog - Many similarities are starting to show
through the cracks with the Colorado shooting, Columbine
shooting, Tucson shooting, V-Tech shooting, Norway, as well as
the more recent violent and rubber-bullet terroristic Anaheim
Police rampage. The difference between the ‘lonewolf’ shootings
and the police rubber bullet rampage is hardly any except that
the police are given the ‘go-ahead’ because they must be
fighting ‘bad-guys’ or they surely wouldn’t be doing it. This
eruption of violence within numerous police stations lately in
America clearly show that the militarized police are being
trained with ‘shoot-to-kill’ mental mentality as all the DHS
reports roll out listing Americans as criminal terrorists.
Colorado Shooter Had More in Common with Paramilitary Cops than
Kurt Nimmo - The corporate media has described in detail the
gear he allegedly wore during the mass shooting without drawing
the obvious conclusion. Instead of a Batman fetish, Holmes was
fascinated with the sort of paramilitary gear now routinely
donned by cops. Is it possible Holmes was emulating the look and
feel of militarized cops and the Batman story is just a flimsy
cover to paper over the obvious?
VIDEO: Police brutality story heats up: Anaheim, CA PD faces
RT - Witnesses to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in
Anaheim, California say officers offered to buy up cell phone
footage of the brutality that followed. The circumstances of the
shooting are currently under investigation. A few hours after
shooting 24-year-old Manuel Diaz as he ran from police at around
4pm Saturday, officers unleashed rubber bullets and an attack
dog on a crowd of witnesses – most of them women and children –
who confronted police over the incident as they gathered
evidence. Diaz later died in hospital. Officials have yet to
comment on what may have caused one of the officers to open
fire. Related video/article here.
Arizona Sheriff’s Trial Begins With Focus on Complaints About
NY Times - Letters purporting to offer information about illegal
immigrants are among a vast array of evidence to be introduced
in the class-action civil rights trial against Sheriff Joe
Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office that began on
Thursday in Federal District Court here. The elected sheriff and
his office are accused of engaging in a pattern of
discriminatory policing during large-scale operations known as
suppression patrols, unfairly singling out Latinos — including
citizens and legal immigrants — for stops, questioning and
US drops biggest-ever human trafficking case amid evidence
RT - The Justice Department spent millions of dollars on what is
considered to be the largest human trafficking case in the US,
only to dismiss it on the grounds that the government would be
unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
VIDEO: Penn State hit with $60 million fine, banned from bowl
ESPN.com - The NCAA said the $60 million was equivalent to the
average annual revenue of the football program. The NCAA ordered
Penn State to pay the penalty funds into an endowment for
"external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting
victims and may not be used to fund such programs at the
university." The Penn State athletic program will also be put on
five-year probation and must work with an athletic-integrity
monitor of NCAA's chosing.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Lesson From Aurora:
Gov't Cannot Protect Us From All Harm
Security and Self-Governance by Ron Paul - Our prayers go out to
the injured victims and the families of those killed. As a
nation we should use this terrible event to come together with
the resolve to create a society that better values life. We
should also face the sober reality that government cannot
protect us from all possible harm. No matter how many laws we
pass, no matter how many police or federal agents we put on the
streets, no matter how routinely we monitor internet
communications, a determined individual or group can still cause
great harm. We as individuals are responsible for our safety and
the safety of our families.
Disabled veterans claims United Airlines abused him
RT - A disabled veteran says he was called “retarded” by United
Airlines staff while his service dog was kicked in the ribs
during a three-day layover at Dulles International Airport. Jim
Stanek, cofounder of Paws and Stripes, said the nightmare began
on July 15, starting three days of physical and verbal abuse
against him and his dog.... Stanek suffers from post traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) from
three tours in Iraq.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Detroit to host ‘Occupy the Midwest Conference’
Press TV - Curtis McGuire, an organizer of “Occupy Detroit”,
says a meeting is set to be held in Detroit, Michigan between
August 23rd to 26th to “strengthen the relationship between the
Occupies and the Midwest.” The Occupy The Midwest Conference
will be hosted by Occupy Detroit. The summer conference will be
the second gathering of Occupiers from around the Midwest,
following the widely acclaimed success of the previous
conference held during the spring in St. Louis, MO.
Audit The Fed: HR 459 - 271 Co-sponsors - Up for VOTE July 24,
Daily Paul - On record so far at
www.thomas.gov. Title: To require a full audit of the Board
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal
reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States
before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.
Federal Government's Debt Jumps More Than $1T for 5th Straight
CNS News - By the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the
new debt accumulated in this fiscal year by the federal
government had already exceeded $1 trillion, making this fiscal
year the fifth straight in which the federal government has
increased its debt by more than a trillion dollars, according to
official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury.
VIDEO: IRS examining claim of HSBC whistleblower
WND series prompted authorities, Senate report confirms massive
fraud. As U.S. senators digest a sharply critical committee
report confirming massive international money laundering by
global banking giant HSBC, the Internal Revenue Service is
acknowledging receipt of a whistleblower claim from a former
employee of the bank who presented 1,000 pages of evidence to
WND six months ago, after local and federal authorities ignored
US banks create 10,000 units to reduce state control – study
RT - US major banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Citibank Group and
Bank of America spawned more than 10,000 subsidiaries in the
past 22 years, using legal structures to reduce taxes and avoid
tighter regulation, a Federal Reserve study revealed. JP Morgan
Chase, the largest US lender, has 3,391, as it extended,
followed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America
Corp. with more than 2,000 each, according to the study. The
assets of the largest lenders have since tripled to $15 trillion
since 1999, when the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act
separating investment and commercial banking was abolished.
Fed hints at quantitative easing 3
RT - Citing a continuously stagnant jobs report and a seemingly
perpetually perturbed international economy, members of the Fed
say that a third run of quantitative easing — yet another round
of bond purchasing — could be in the cards for the country’s
central bank. The Fed is unlikely to formally make a decision
either way until there next meeting wraps up on August 1, but
some members of the bank are announcing on the heels of their
latest get together that the option is still on the table.
Scientists Propose Dumping Hundreds of Tons of Iron into Ocean
to ‘Stop Global Warming’
Activist Post - In an attempt to ‘stop global warming’,
scientists have been experimenting with dumping several tons of
iron into the Antarctic ocean in order to potentially fertilize
the development of plankton. Despite raising a multitude of red
flags raised from leading scientific organizations and health
watch organizations, a new study is now calling for the practice
to be even further extended as a worldwide ‘geoengineering’
strategy to alter the climate via dumping hundreds of tons of
iron dust into the ocean. Previous research found that by
dumping the heavy metal into oceans worldwide it could not only
devastate the marine life population, but deplete oxygen levels
and explode the growth of certain unwanted organisms.
The jury is in - Olive oil lowers mortality by a quarter and
heart disease by nearly one-half
(NaturalNews) Reporting in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition, researchers from Spain found that the monounsaturated
fats found in olive oil work synergistically with essential
fatty acids such as the omega-3 fat, DHA to enhance their
incorporation into cell membranes. The scientists found an
association between greater olive oil intake and a lower risk of
dying over an average of 13.4 years of follow-up.
Action Alert - Institute of Medicine accepting public comment on
proposed vaccine safety study
(NaturalNews) The Institute of Medicine (IoM), an organization
under the umbrella of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), is
currently in the process of putting together an assessment on
the health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.
And part of this process includes accepting public comments
about the government's recommended vaccination schedule, a
provision that represents a key opportunity for the natural
health community to collectively share with the IoM our thoughts
and concerns about the safety of vaccines.
Nanoparticle technology turns personal care products toxic
(NaturalNews) Nanoparticle technology has been in popular use by
skincare and cosmetics companies now for roughly a decade....
Minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, commonly used in
sunscreen lotions, foundation and other liquid types of lotions
are harmless in their normal size. They simply sit on the skin
rather than absorbing in to the skin since they are too large to
penetrate its protective barrier. However, when these are broken
down into nanoparticles which are often smaller than the size of
a red blood cell, they are easily absorbed into the skin. There
is research showing that nanoparticles of zinc oxide and other
ingredients like aluminum collect in parts of the brain and
cause cell death.
Milk pasteurization promotes the growth of super germs, say
(NaturalNews) Human interference with mother nature is always a
bad idea, and new research has identified spore-forming bacteria
that not only survives milk pasteurization, but are able to
germinate as a result of the heat. Certain bacteria have the
ability to form a tough, protective endospore which allows them
to survive extreme conditions. Food scientists have identified
Paenibacillus bacteria as the predominant spore-forming bacteria
Why virgin coconut oil is superior to highly refined, processed
(NaturalNews) Many people in the natural health community have
been well aware of the health benefits of coconut oil and other
coconut products for decades. More recently, "clean eaters" and
people following an ancestral diet have been replacing canola
oil and other cooking oils with coconut oil. Unfortunately, some
people do not realize that certain brands of coconut oil pose
serious health risks. Innocent health seekers may be consuming a
product that makes them sick.
Chia seed - Ancient food of Aztec warriors, now on Wall Street
(NaturalNews) The versatile chia seed has a long history of
cultivation and use in Mexico, Central and South America.
Warriors of the past have recognized chia's exceptional energy
and stamina supporting attributes. Over the last several years,
those wishing to boost vitality have discovered the
extraordinary power of this seed as well. Incredibly, even the
workers on Wall Street have adopted chia to healthfully promote
stamina in lieu of dangerous stimulants.
5 Air Purifying Plants for Your Home
Natural Society - Indoor pollution may be causing 50% of
illnesses worldwide. If you experience headaches on a regular
basis and the reason simply can’t be pinpointed, consider the
pollution in your home as the cause. The good news is that you
can cleanse the air within your home with these 5 air purifying
Why Did the Wall Street Journal Bury the Merck Fraud Story?
Dr Mercola - Two virologists have filed a federal lawsuit
against Merck, their former employer, alleging the vaccine maker
lied about the effectiveness of their mumps vaccine. They claim
they witnessed “firsthand the improper testing and data
falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the
vaccine's efficacy findings” The Wall Street Journal published
the story on June 22, 2012, but within days, it was scrubbed
from the internet. Was the story erased as a result of
discussions at the Wall Street Journal’s “elite” CFO network on
June 25, which includes Merck?
Worst whooping cough outbreak in over 50 years happening among
the fully vaccinated
(NaturalNews) If four shots of toxic vaccines do not work
against pertussis (AKA whooping cough), then maybe five or six
will work... Or maybe not... The CDC now reports the highest
level of pertussis cases in 50 years. Of course, they are
encouraging all children and adults to line up for yet another
shot in the dark.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Wyoming To Loosen Raw Milk Rules, Just A Bit
Food Safety News - Proposed changes to the Wyoming Food Safety
Rules put the Cowboy State no closer to allowing commercial
sales of raw milk, leaving advocates for retail sales
disappointed. Wyoming is one of 20 states that bans the
commercial sale of raw milk. That position is not changing,
according to the state's Department of Agriculture. Current law
even bans farm families from drinking their own raw milk, but
it's never been enforced that way. So the proposed rule is being
clarified to allow producers who are the sole owners of animals
to serve raw milk in their home to family members, non-paying
guests, and farm and ranch employees.
DivinityNow: Coming to grips with crisis, the loss of loved
ones, and the divine right of self defense
(NaturalNews) In this timely video, Mike Adams, the editor of
NaturalNews and the creator of Divinity Now explores key issues
we each face when experiencing the sudden loss of a loved one
due to violent crime or any other circumstance.
Today in History - Monday - July 23, 2012
1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for
construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA.
1829 - William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first
1877 - The first municipal railroad passenger service began in
1886 - Steve Brodie, a New York saloonkeeper, claimed to have made a
daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River.
1904 - The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.
1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the
killing of Archduke Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to
World War I.
1938 - The first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service. The area was 2,000 acres in Utah.
1945 - The first passenger train observation car was placed in
service by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
1952 - Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser
overthrew King Farouk I.
1954 - A law is passed that states that "The Secretary of the Navy
is authorized to repair, equip, and restore the United States Ship
Constitution, as far as may be practicable, to her original
appearance, but not for active service, and thereafter to maintain
the United States Ship Constitution at Boston, Massachusetts."
1958 - The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
under orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be
the first vessel to cross the north pole by ship. The Nautils
achieved the goal on August 3, 1958.
1962 - The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV
broadcast to Europe.
1972 - The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first
1998 - U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more
than 50 "carbon-copy" mice, with a cloning technique.
2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.
Israel ‘fears Iran Olympics attack’
Raw Story - The Israeli government has reportedly dispatched agents from
its internal security service Shin Bet to protect its team of athletes.
Meanwhile Israel’s foreign security service Mossad is said to have sent
a team, codenamed Bayonet, to Europe in search of a group of terror
suspects believed to be working with Iran’s Quds force and Hezbollah.
VIDEO: Tens of thousands protest in Mexico against new president
RT - At least 32,000 protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday to
protest the “imposition” of the new president. They accuse
president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, a member of the old ruling party, of
VIDEO: Turkey deploys ground-to-air missiles to Syrian border
RT - A train carrying several batteries of missiles and troop carriers
has arrived in the southeast Turkish city of Mardin, the Anatolia state
news agency reports. The move comes a month after Syria downed a Turkish
jet for violating its airspace.
U.S. to focus on toppling Syrian government
NY Times - The Obama administration has for now abandoned efforts for a
diplomatic settlement to the conflict in Syria, and instead it is
increasing aid to the rebels and redoubling efforts to rally a coalition
of like-minded countries to forcibly bring down the government of
President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials say.
U.S. Writing New Syrian Constitution
Activist Post - The report written by Foreign Policy magazine titled,
"Inside the quiet effort to plan for a post-Assad Syria," indicates that
the US State Department-funded USIP plans on releasing a report soon,
detailing the US-crafted government being planned. The USIP, which
already publishes details of how it has crafted, created, and is
continuing to manage and facilitate the NATO-installed client regime now
running Libya, constitutes nothing less than implementation of
‘EU has no right to inspect Syria-bound Russian transport’
RT - The European Union's plans to inspect aircraft and ships for
violations of the arms embargo imposed on Syria cannot be applied to
Russian planes and ships, said the director of the Center for Analysis
of Strategies and Technology. "Only aircraft and ships of the European
Union are subject to this requirement,” Roman Pukhov told Interfax-AVN
on Friday. “The EU has no international legal right to inspect aircraft
and ships belonging to countries that are not its members, including
VIDEO: US missile shield to encircle Chinese economic tiger
RT - American plans to develop a missile shield in Asia have alarmed
Beijing. With 250 million Chinese officially considered poor, spending
billions to challenge the US military could sink China’s economy without
firing a single shot. The Chinese military has voiced concern that the
US missile shield plans to destabilize the military balance on the
Tax havens: Super-rich ‘hiding’ at least $21 trillion
BBC - A global super-rich elite had at least $21 trillion (£13tn) hidden
in secret tax havens by the end of 2010, according to a major study. The
figure is equivalent to the size of the US and Japanese economies
combined. The Price of Offshore Revisited was written by James Henry, a
former chief economist at the consultancy McKinsey, and commissioned by
the Tax Justice Network. He said $21tn is a conservative figure and the
true scale could be $32tn.
Fitch cuts credit rating of Japan’s biggest banks
RT - Fitch has cut the credit rating of three of Japan’s biggest banks
on concerns Tokyo is unable to support the financial sector. The agency
lowered the rating for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Mizuho
Financial Group (MHFG), and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group by one notch
to "A-" from "A".
Fukushima contractor forced workers to fake radiation readings
RT - A company charged with decontaminating the devastated Fukushima
Nuclear Power Plant encouraged its workers to falsely lower their
radiation dosimeter readings by covering the devices with lead,
according to a leaked tape of an internal meeting.
VIDEO: Leuren Moret: The Untold Dangers of Radiation Exposure
Activist Post - Moret, a self-described “whistleblower” with regard to
nuclear weapons research, has exposed the Japanese earthquake and
tsunami on March 11, 2011 as an act of tectonic nuclear warfare with the
use of HAARP by the CIA, the United State Department of Energy, and
British Petroleum on behalf of the global Elite under the direction of
the banking cartels.... In this lecture, Moret explains how the effects
of radiation can mask itself, becoming manifestations of various
diseases that the mainstream medical establishment currently does not
associate with radiation exposure.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Tapes of Colorado Batman shooting in Colorado Batman shooting -
debunk it, or confirm it?
Is this a staging situation or actual event?
Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions
AP -The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement
battalions - a lean, specialized force of military police
officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help
investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train
fledgling security forces in allied nations. The Corps activated
three such battalions last month. Each is made up of roughly 500
military police officers and dozens of dogs. Related
Aurora's Strict Gun Laws Didn't Prevent Shooting, But If One
Law-Abiding Person In The Theater Had Been Carrying One...
CNS News - Purdue student and Young America's Foundation Intern
Scholar Hillary Cherry provides her thoughts on the Colorado
shooting, stressing the importance of protecting our Second
Amendment rights.... Currently in Aurora, Colorado, where the
shooting took place, there are already laws prohibiting the
carry of a concealed dangerous weapon (though unenforced, due to
state law),* discharge firearms,** unless by law enforcement on
duty or on shooting range, and have a loaded firearm in motor
vehicle within the city limits.***Yet these laws were unable to
stop James Holmes.
YouTube: English Warning To Americans: Don’t Give Up Your Guns!
The British people have been completely disarmed according to UN
resolution, and here are personal accounts of british citizens
of why Americans need to fight for their constitutional rights.
Mexico urges USA to review
(Reuters) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned U.S. gun
laws as "mistaken" and urged Washington to review them after a
shooter killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others at a
U.S. movie theater on Friday... Mexico's president, who has
repeatedly called on Washington to tighten gun controls to stop
weapons flowing from the United States into the hands of Mexican
drug cartels, said U.S. weapons policy needed a rethink after
VIDEO: Chaos Erupts After Anaheim, CA Police Open Fire on
Unarmed Crowd Including Women and Children
Activist Post - After "an unruly crowd" -- as the reporter below
conveniently states -- gathered to ask questions and express
anger at what was perceived to be a senseless killing, the
officers further proved that those who were gathered had valid
concerns about their local police force. In response, police
quickly opened fire with rubber bullets, and even set a dog
loose on a woman with a baby stroller. The woman was able to
grab her baby before the dog arrived, but she was slightly
injured, while a man can be seen in the video having his arm
Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged
(NaturalNews) James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado shooter who
reportedly opened fire at a Batman movie premiere, was a medical
student at the University of Colorado, pursuing a PhD in
reports ABC News. As part of the attack, Holmes painted his
hair red and referred to himself as "The Joker," one of the arch
enemies in the DC Comics-inspired Batman movie series. (CBS
report) According to news reports, this sudden violent
rampage was completely out of character for James Holmes, who
was described as "shy."
YouTube: FBI theater attack warning issued on May 17, 2012
Published on Jul 20, 2012 by dutchsinse - It appears the FBI
attempted to remove from the Internet a warning from 2 months
ago that theaters would be attacked. A few are trying to say
this document is fake or that I made it up.. (in the comments
below this video) ... to that I say.. wrong! just do the search
going back through May and June. Its there.
VIDEO: Witness: Someone let gunman inside Colorado movie theater
CNN A man who was at the Colorado movie theater where a dozen
people were killed this morning, says he saw the gunman. He says
he thinks someone deliberately let the gunman inside once the
movie started. Here's what he told TV station KCNC this morning
live on their newscast.
VIDEO: Second Amendment Foe Bloomberg Exploits Colorado Shooting
Kurt Nimmo - New York mayor and notorious gun-grabber Michael
Bloomberg has exploited the shooting at a Colorado theater to
demand that Obama and Romney “stand up and tell us what they’re
going to do about” the criminal behavior of psychopaths.
According to Bloomberg, the world would be a better place if the
government confiscated legally owned firearms and had a monopoly
CFR: Don’t Worry About Hillary’s Small Arms Treaty
Kurt Nimmo - CFR and United Nations are pushing a world
government scheme — and gun ownership and sovereignty stand in
the way. Opposition to the treaty and defense of the Second
Amendment “are not only inflammatory, they are completely
unfounded,” the premier globalist organization asserts. Stewart
M. Patrick, writing for “The Internationalist,” a blog on the
CFR website, argues that the treaty does not endanger the Second
Amendment and the sovereignty of the United States.
Napolitano: All Three Branches of Government Are Acting Above
Reason.com - The greatest distinguishing factor between
countries in which there is some freedom and those where
authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule
of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is
charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is
uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the
time of the creation of the American Republic. Without that
concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is
little hope for freedom.
Immigration Arrests Drop to 38-Year Low
All Gov - Federal law enforcement officers are not apprehending
immigrants like they used to do, arresting the lowest total in
almost four decades during 2010. Apprehensions for immigration
violations numbered 516,992 two years ago, which was down
dramatically from the peak year of 2000, when 1.8 million were
arrested. The 2010 total was the lowest level since 1972,
according to the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice
Obama Administration Declares All Statements by 9/11 Accused
All Gov - All statements made by the five Guantánamo prisoners
accused of plotting the September 11, 2001, attacks have been
classified by the Obama administration, prompting legal
challenges from civil libertarians and news organizations. The
order, made in April at the beginning of the military trials of
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others, applies to anything they
have said, either in court or in private with their attorneys.
Super-Silent Owl Drone Will Spy on You Without You Ever Noticing
Wired - larpa [the intelligence community’s research division]
has reportedly awarded a $4.8 million contract to Connecticut
firm D-Star Engineering to develop the ultra-quiet drone,
Aviation Week reports. It’s the next step in developing a
workable drone as part of the agency’s Great Horned Owl Program,
which the agency hopes will let the military collect
anyone knowing you are there,” (.pdf) according to an agency
Houston Cop Arrested For Handcuffing and Raping Woman After
Loop21.com - After the rape, the officer drove the victim to the
precinct and booked her in for reckless driving.
Cargill Beef Recalls 30,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef
Hannaford Supermarkets is alerting consumers that Cargill Beef
is voluntarily recalling 29,339 pounds of ground beef that may
The 85-percent-lean ground beef was produced at Cargill's plant
in Wyalusing, Pa., on May 25, and repackaged for sale to
consumers by customers of the Kansas-based company.
GOP Makes Room for Rep. Ron Paul at Tampa Convention?
USA Today - Ron Paul supporters have feuded with state
Republican parties across the country, battling for delegate
seats at the national convention, but the national party is
welcoming Paul and his supporters to the event with open arms,
even helping the Texas congressman organize his troops.
YouTube: Facts: Clarification from the RNC rules committee, Ron
Paul has 6 states
Ben Swann of Reality Check with Ben Swann... joins Daily Paul
Radio with Kurt Wallace for 'Facts: Clarification from the RNC
rules committee, Ron Paul has 6 states' to discuss the details
about his converstaions with rules committee and what that means
for the many states in question regarding the nomination of Ron
Paul eligibility at the RNC in Tampa. Ben also explains more
regarding the unbound and bound delegates lawsuit and what a
decision made prior to convention would do.
Ron Paul Rips Romney and Obama For Debating Petty Issues
policymic.com - Paul told Politico in a candid interview....
“It’s a shame. The important issue is [what] the two candidates
seem to agree on,” Paul said. “They don’t really disagree with
militarism overseas, they don’t disagree with the Federal
Reserve system and the bailouts, and they don’t disagree on
basically whether the role of federal government is wealth
redistribution through welfare. So instead, they’re talking
about tax returns and that to me is so disappointing.” “It’s all
a charade, I think it’s all contrived to not have a debate,”
Paul vs Obama Poll
Liberty Crier - Paul vs Obama, who would win in November? At
present, Romney is losing to Obama in the
RealClearPolitics.com polls. Romney is losing 57 to 41 in
the Intrade Prediction Market. He is losing in the electoral
count 220 to 180.
VIDEO: Mike Gallagher: GOP is doomed if Ron Paul isn't allowed
to speak at convention
Daily Paul - 7/17/12 edition of The Mike Gallagher Show. Mike's
facts are a little off like many others in the media - Ron
actually HAS attained a plurality in more than 5 states and
therefore will be speaking - but this is still a good listen. He
'gets it' that the Republican Party is dead if they shut out the
growing Ron Paul liberty faction.
10-Year Yields Hit Record Low on Spain Fears
CNBC - U.S. 10-year Treasurys rallied on Monday, sending yields
to historic lows, as heightened fears about Spain's ability to
stave off a sovereign bailout prompted investors to seek out
safe-haven fixed income assets.... Fears also rose about
Greece's ability to stay afloat, after its prime minister said
on Sunday that the country was in a "Great Depression" similar
to the one in the 1930s, as international lenders were scheduled
to gather in Athens to discuss the terms of further rescue
HR 459, Audit the Fed, Vote on Tuesday, July 24
Daily Paul - The House will be voting on Ron Paul's HR 459, the
Federal Reserve Transparency Act, on Tuesday, July 24. Please
CALL your Representative on Monday and urge him/her to vote YES
on HR 459.
Don't Die in 2013: Confiscatory 55% Death Tax Set to Take Effect
ATR - In 2013, the death tax will revert to its antiquated,
pre-2001 form. The applicable exclusion amount will plummet to
$1,000,000, and the top marginal rate will leap twenty points to
55%. A 5% surtax will also return, to be levied on estates
between $10 million and $17 million. This raises the top
effective rate of the death tax to 60%.
US poverty to hit highest level since 1965
RT - Poverty in the US is projected to spread at record levels
unseen since the 1960s, affecting many groups including
underemployed workers, suburban families and the poorest of
America's poor. As unemployment aid dwindles and workers grow
increasingly discouraged, poverty is reaching every corner of
the US. In 2010, a family of four with a pre-tax income of
$22,314 was considered below the poverty line, while an
individual with a pre-tax income of $11,139 would have the same
VIDEO: Ben Swann Gets Reality Checked
Daily Paul - Does gold set the price for oil? Ben Swann Reality
Check responds to a Washington Times column which fact checks
Ben's assertion that the declining dollar is the reason for high
gas prices. Here is the Washington Times Article.
Truth In Trials Act, Medical Marijuana Protection Bill, Proposed
By Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers
Huffington Post - Under the
Truth In Trials Act, sponsored by California Democratic Rep.
Sam Farr and co-sponsored by other representatives such as
Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Ron Paul (R-Texas), state-licensed
medical marijuana users would be given the right to provide an
"affirmative defense" in the case of a federal prosecution. This
effectively allows them to prove that their actions, while
illegal at the federal level, were in fact protected under state
Turmeric a ‘Superfood Secret’ for Healthy Fat Loss
Natural Society - A super spice known for its numerous
anti-cancer properties and an impressive ability to positively
influence over 586 diseases according to peer-reviewed research
from leading universities,
turmeric may also be one of the most powerful substances
when it comes to healthy fat loss. Over 1,543 scientific journal
entries are now centered around turmeric’s beneficial
properties, but a bounty of new research is now hitting the
limelight that demonstrates how this powerful spice can actually
serve to combat unwanted fat by conquering insulin resistance
and blood glucose levels alike.
Research: Gold and Tea Outperform Chemo in Fighting Cancer
Natural Society - When examining the body of research on
alternative cancer treatment methods and substances, it is quite
easy to find a multitude of research highlighting the
anti-cancer effects of many ‘super’ substances such as
turmeric. The latest research on the subject shines a light
on just how powerful the combination of gold and tea can be in
conquering cancer, and even the mainstream media is reporting on
the amazing results. While the process ignores countless other
peer-reviewed alternatives and even adds a radioactive quality
to gold nanoparticles, it still manages to heavily outperform
Vitamin E found to significantly lower risk of developing liver
(NaturalNews) The study authors concluded "We found a clear,
inverse dose-response relation between vitamin E intake and
liver cancer risk... overall, the take home message is that high
intake of vitamin E either from diet or supplements was related
to lower risk of liver cancer in middle-aged or older people."
It is important to understand that vitamin E exists naturally as
eight different mirror isomers known as tocotrienols and
tocopherols. Be sure to supplement with a full-spectrum form of
vitamin E (400 to 800 IU daily) to benefit from lowered risk
from liver cancer and chronic disease.
Effect of Your pH on the Development and Growth of Cancer
Waking Times - The human body’s entire metabolic process depends
on one critical factor – the pH of the plasma fluids. The pH
scale is very simple. The lower the readings on the pH scale are
acidic and the higher readings are more alkaline. Through
homeostasis, the body maintains a healthy plasma pH of 7.4.
Although the pH of the body will fluctuate with meals, exercise,
stress, hormones and sleep, a healthy and balanced saliva pH
should be between 7.0 to 7.5.
Mercury-Packed CFL Bulbs Now Found to Fry Your Skin
Activist Post - Following a study in Europe examining the
effects of CFL bulbs on the skin, researchers from Stony Brook
University in New York conducted a similar study to examine the
bulbs’ impact on human skin cells. For the study, the
researchers purchased CFL bulb from various locations, and then
measured the amount of UV radiation emissions. What they found
in every single one of the bulbs studied was “significant levels
of UVC and UVA” which was a result of cracks that were present
in the coating on the bulbs.
Essential Fatty Acids and the sun
(NaturalNews) Vitamin D isn't the only reason you need sunlight.
Many people are aware of the connection between vitamin D and
the sun; however, what many people aren't aware of is that the
heath benefits of EFAs and sunlight go hand-in-hand. Dr. Johana
Budwig, seven-time Nobel Prize nominee and pioneer in Essential
Fatty Acid research, says the sun's rays are very much in
harmony with humans.
Chocolate can improve blood circulation, EFSA rules
(NaturalNews) The EFSA is the European Food Safety Authority,
and it considers it okay for a food to promote health benefits
based on scientific proof. This is not the attitude of USA's
Food and Drug Administration. Our militantly aggressive FDA has
the viewpoint that only large pharmaceutical corporations can
promote health benefits for their toxic formulas that harm more
than they help.
Candida overgrowth triggers your child's chronic ear infections
(NaturalNews) Research documented by Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D. at
the Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition demonstrates a strong link
between Candidiasis (candida overgrowth) and chronic infections
in the middle ear, mainly in children. Other studies on candida
support this correlation and the deteriorating effects
candidiasis has on the immune system.
Obama warns US on cyber-threats
BBC - Cyber-attacks pose the “most serious economic and national
security” challenge America faces, said Barack Obama. The US
President spelled out the scale of the threat in an opinion
piece for the Wall Street Journal. Foreign governments, crime
gangs and individuals were probing America’s net defences every
day.... “It would be the height of irresponsibility to leave a
digital backdoor wide open to our cyber-adversaries,” he wrote
in the newspaper’s editorial column.
YouTube: Neustar is spying on Americans for the government?
RT - One Delaware-based tech company is quietly leading the way
in surveillance infrastructure and serving as the middle man
between law enforcement officials and your most personal
information. RT correspondent Liz Wahl takes a look at what's
really going on there.
VIDEO: Kim Dotcom Attacks Obama with New Song “Mr. President”
LIberty Crier - Dotcom, the 38-year-old founder of
has come forth with his latest attempt to make a splash in the
same industry that has employed every tactic in the book to put
him behind bars. Even after being targeted by an international
witch-hunt spearheaded by the Recording Industry Association of
America, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and selected
members of the US Congress, Dotcom has dropped a new musical
number of his own. nd, of course, Dotcom has made the song
available free of charge all over the Internet.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: New GMO ‘Agent Orange Soy’ Silently Backed by USDA
Activist Post - Millions of pounds of herbicides are applied to
crops around the nation each year. In one single year, 2006,
96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone;
this is a 20-fold increase from the 4.9 million pounds in 1994,
the year before Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds were introduced.
VIDEO: Factory Fed Fish: Monsanto's and Cargill's Plans for the
Dr. Mercola - The mass cultivation of genetically modified (GM)
soybeans has a hugely detrimental environmental and health
impact worldwide. As it stands, soy is widely used in our diets,
in processed foods and found in most meat, as soy is fed to
animals on CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations). The
next "natural" step, at least according to two of the largest
stakeholders in the soy industry, Monsanto (creator of GM soy)
and food giant Cargill, is to make soy the feed of choice for
factory-farmed fish around the world – a move they are
misleadingly labeling as "sustainable."
New Parasite Prevalence Maps Help Pet Owners Prepare
Dr. Becker - Preparation is priceless when it comes to
protecting your dog or cat from tick-borne diseases, GI
parasites, and heartworm disease. There's a new tool to help you
learn which bugs you need to be concerned about depending on
where you and your pet live... plus get tips on how to keep your
dog or cat parasite-free without resorting to chemical pest
How to find rock solid certainty about your personal future
(NaturalNews) Even if you still struggle with excessive worry,
fear, anxiety or frustration about your future and cannot
imagine how to get beyond it, there are most definitely
solutions that you have not learned yet. You just need to
discover what they are and begin applying them until you have a
new skill, a new perspective and a new way of being. Here are
three principles to help along the way, with specific action
steps to strengthen them within you:
Today in History - Friday - July 20, 2012
1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha
Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven
wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White
1810 - Colombia declared independence from Spain.
1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race
Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that
admission had been charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to
get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary (until
1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions
in Richmond, VA.
1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all
cigarette packs was passed.
1871 - British Columbia joined Confederation as a Canadian province.
1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle
of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops. (Montana)
1908 - In the United States, the Sullivan Ordinance bars women from
smoking in public facilities.
1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.
1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS)
began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate
Adolf Hitler failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg
headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.
1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented
fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in
1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
became the first men to walk on the moon.
1974 - Turkish forces invaded Cyprus.
1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan pulled the U.S. out of
comprehensive test ban negotiations indefinitely.
1985 - Treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and
silver from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship
sank in 1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.
1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International
Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.
2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing
reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.
BREAKING NEWS: Huge explosion in Damascus, Wi-Fi and 3G cut-off -
RT - A massive blast has occured in the Syrian capital Damascus, says
RT's correspondent on the ground. Internet access has been cut off.
According to security sources, the Syrian army has begun a counter
attack to regain control of the capital. RT's correspondent Maria
Finoshina said it was "the loudest explosion heard in days", with
internet and WI-FI access disappearing immediately afterwards. According
to Syrian State TV, government forces recaptured the disctrict of Medin
in a "fierce fight". 'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights', a
British-based watchdog, said "tanks and armed personnel carriers stormed
the district", which is located in the south of the capital.
VIDEO: 'US violates law by arming Syrian gangs'
Press TV - “Arming the insurgency in a recognized state is already an
act of war and let’s be clear, the United States has acknowledged that
we give “non-lethal” aid, whatever that constitutes, to the Syrian
opposition and we wink at the notion that some of our allies, Saudi
Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, are giving lethal aid to the insurgents, really
these terrorists,” James Jatras told Press TV.
New Enhanced Virus Emerges After Vaccine Combination
Activist Post - According to a report by Clare Peddie of Adelaide Now,
the administration of two different vaccines to chickens in order to
“control infectious disease” has resulted in the creation of an entirely
new virus strain in the Melbourne and Sydney areas of Australia. The new
strains were highly virulent and had a relatively high mortality rate
according to researchers.
IDF raises alert in north, limits soldiers' leaves
Ynet News - The decision following an IDF situation assessment it was
decided to cancel the weekend leaves for some soldiers stationed on the
northern border.... The move was also prompted by the growing concerns
regarding Damascus chemical weapons' stockpiles.... Both Washington and
Jerusalem fear that the growing chaos in Syria may result in
unconventional weapons may be either used by Assad against opposition
forces, or fall into the hands of Hezbollah.
Va. Army mortuary unit deploys to Middle East
Army Times - More than 40 soldiers from Fort Lee are deploying to Kuwait
Officials at the Army base near Petersburg say the soldiers from the
111th Quartermaster Company left Wednesday for an at least six-month
deployment. The soldiers are part of one of the Army's only two active
duty mortuary affairs units.
VIDEO: Russia, China veto western-backed Syria resolution at UN Security
RT - Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council
resolution that threatened Syria with more sanctions. It was the third
time in nine months that Russia and China used their powers as permanent
members of the 15-nation council to block resolutions on Syria. There
were 11 votes in favor of the resolution. Russia and China voted against
it, while South Africa and Pakistan abstained from voting.
Pictured: CCTV of suspected suicide bomber who killed Israeli tourists
in Bulgaria bus bombing... and his fake U.S. driving licence
Daily Mail - Confusion surrounds the identity of a suicide bomber who
killed seven people at an airport in Bulgaria after it emerged he could
be a former suspected terrorist who spent two years in Guantanamo Bay.
German Bundestag approves $122 billion bailout for Spanish banks
RT - Germany’s lower house approves $122 billion rescue package for
Spanish banks in a bid to help the country cope with "excessive" market
fears and prevent the eurozone's debt crisis from spreading further.
Lawmakers voted 473-97 to support the bank bailout, with 13 abstentions.
Religious Israeli lawmaker tears up New Testament
CBS News - An aide says Christian missionaries mailed the Christian
scripture to Michael Ben-Ari of the ultranationalist National Union
Party. Itamar Ben-Gvir said Ben-Ari, an Orthodox Jew, was enraged to
receive the book, in whose name he says millions of Jews were
slaughtered. Ben-Ari tore it up, he said, then posed for photographs
with the destroyed Bible.
Russian customs stop 300 radioactive cars at Japanese border
RT - Russian customs officials have stopped the smuggling of nearly 300
radioactively contaminated cars at the Japanese border as part of an
ongoing operation monitoring imports following the disaster at Japan's
Fukushima nuclear power plant last year.
Indian surgeons carve up poor women in insurance fraud scheme
RT - Medics in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh have been carrying out
hysterectomies on village women without a valid medical reason in order
to scam a government system that allows private hospitals to claim
compensation for treating patients who cannot afford the procedures,
says the state's health minister. It is reported that up to 2,000 people
were convinced into having their wombs removed since the beginning of
U.S. News, Politics & Government
House approves $600B in defense spending
Reuters - The House approved on Thursday $606 billion in defense
spending for next year after two days of debate that saw
lawmakers from both parties line up to condemn the war in
Afghanistan as a waste of lives and money. The
Republican-dominated House voted 326-90 to approve the annual
defense appropriations bill, which includes a Pentagon base
budget of $518 billion plus $87.7 billion in spending for the
Afghanistan war and other overseas operations, according to the
House Appropriations Committee.
VIDEO: 'Dark Knight’ Shooting To Be Exploited For Political
Paul Joseph Watson - Within hours of the tragic shooting in
Aurora, Colorado at a screening of the new Batman movie, the
political machine is already gearing up to exploit the incident
as a tool to demonize the second amendment and characterize
Americans who are against big government as extremists.
VIDEO: Pelosi Threatens Media: ‘Maybe The People Writing These
Stories’ Should Release Their Tax Returns
Breitbart - House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
weekly press briefing.
Video: Luke Rudkowski asks, What does It All mean, to YOU?
Life, Love & Liberty w/ Sheriff Mack, Adam Kokesh, Gary Franchi
& Jordan Page. What is the meaning of life...
U.S. Military Purchasing Combat Equipment for Domestic
Intel Hub - For the last two years, the President’s Budget
Submissions for the Department of Defense have included
purchases of a significant amount of combat equipment, including
armored vehicles, helicopters and even artillery, under an
obscure section of the FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA) for the purposes of “homeland defense missions, domestic
emergency responses, and providing military support to civil
VIDEO: Security, Privacy Experts Testify To Congress On Spy
Steve Watson - Security and privacy experts have today given
testimony to a congressional hearing on the anticipated
increased use of unmanned drones in US airspace. Several
important issues were raised during the House Homeland Security
Oversight Subcommittee hearing “Using Unmanned Aerial Systems
Within the Homeland: Security Game Changer?”
Virginia Lawmaker Looks To Strictly Regulate Spy Drones
VIDEO: ATF head warns employees of ‘consequences’ if they don’t
‘respect the chain of command’
KTU 103FM - The head of ATF recently warned employees that they
will face "consequences" if they don't "respect the chain of
command," in what Republican lawmakers are decrying as an
"ominous message" meant to frighten would-be whistle-blowers in
the wake of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
Almost entire Congress refuses to release tax returns
RT - Members of Congress are demanding that U.S. presidential
candidate Mitt Romney give full disclosure of all of his tax
returns, but most are refusing to publicize their own. The
presumptive presidential nominee has disclosed his 2010 tax
return and 2011 tax return estimate, but refuses to publicize
any more. His refusal is generating critical responses from
Congressional members, who claim his secrecy makes him unfit to
run for president. However most members of Congress do not think
that this same level of transparency should apply to them.
VIDEO: Former MSNBC Anchor Says MSM News Is Controlled By
Alexander Higgins - The mainstream news outlets are hurting and
the numbers don’t lie. The fact that media is controlled by
corporate advertisers and government handlers doesn’t help. A
recent Gallup poll revealed that 21 percent of Americans have
lost trust in television news and critics blame the disconnect
of the media from covering the real issues.... Cenk Uygur, now
the of host of The Young Turks on Current, gives us his take on
where the media loyalty lies.
FBI Wants a Database of Your Tattoos
The FBI is consulting local police and vendors about technology
currently in use that can spot crooks and terrorists by
interpreting the symbolism of their tattoos, according to
government documents. The inquiry follows work already underway
at the bureau and Homeland Security Department to add iris and
facial recognition services to their respective fingerprint
databases. The FBI on Friday issued a request for information on
existing databases “containing tattoo/symbol images, their
possible meanings, gang affiliations, terrorist groups or other
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TSA checks woman’s feeding tube for explosives during
Raw Story - The Transportation and Security Agency (TSA) is
under fire after agents in Dallas strip-searched a woman and
handled her feeding tube. John Deaton told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
that his the feeding tube implanted in his wife’s stomach was
medically necessary after she had complications from gastric
bypass surgery.... They had physically stripped her and saw the
tube coming out of her stomach, and they decided that they
needed to check it for explosives, so they had to physically
handle the tube,” Deaton recalled, adding that swabbing the tube
for explosives put his wife at a risk for infections.
TSA Signs Off On Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien
Kurt Nimmo - According to the GOA, the TSA approved flight
instruction for more than two dozen illegal aliens at a flight
school in Boston owned by an illegal alien. Eight of the
students entered the United States illegally and seventeen had
overstayed their allotted time in the country. Remarkably, six
of the illegal aliens were able to obtain pilot licenses.
Judge: Man who stripped nude at airport not guilty
AP - An Oregon man who stripped nude at Portland's airport
security to protest what he saw as invasive measures was found
not guilty of indecent exposure.
YouTube: Ron Paul Radio Interview KTRH 740
Ron Paul discusses his plurality of states and how it exceeds
the RNC requirements for not only a speaking engagement but the
possibility of a nomination from the floor of the national
convention..He also denounces his support for Romney.
Woman cut twice from voter rolls is dead certain she's alive
Orlando Sentinel - Connie Smith is not dead, and she has a
signed-and-sealed state certificate to prove it. But that's not
always enough. State and Orange County elections officials keep
bumping her off voter rolls, because they think she is dead. The
latest "To Whom It May Concern" certified letter arrived last
Friday from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office.
"This letter is to inform you that the person named above has
been removed from the Orange County vote rolls after we received
notification of their death."
VIDEO: Rep. Paul on Efforts to Make the Fed More Transparent
Fox Business July 19, 2012 - Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on
efforts to pass the “Audit the Fed” bill.
Buying local grows independent, sustainable communities and
pulls the plug on THE SYSTEM
(NaturalNews) Buying green and organic is important for broad
range, long-term sustainability; furthermore, buying from local,
independent business owners gives you a vested interest in your
community. Here are 11 great reasons to keep your money and your
focus on your neighborhood to rejuvenate life in the community.
The Price Of Corn Hits A Record High As A Global Food Crisis
Activist Post - Are you ready for the next major global food
crisis? The price of corn hit an all-time record high on
Thursday. So did the price of soybeans. The price of corn is up
about 50 percent since the middle of last month, and the price
of wheat has risen by about 50 percent over the past five weeks.
On Thursday, corn for September delivery reached $8.166 per
bushel, and many analysts believe that it could hit $10 a bushel
before this crisis is over.
VIDEO: Santelli Blasts Bernanke: 'Manipulation Is Manipulation!'
Daily Bail - A crime is a crime unless the New York Fed ignores
VIDEO: Bankers Declare U.S. & Europe Conquered
Paul Joseph Watson - A recent CNBC clip in which financial
analysts admit to viewers that America is under the control of a
group of central bankers who are building a world government is
a damning insight into how the establishment has dispensed with
any pretense of trying to hide their agenda as it is finalized.
Are You on the Hook for Mom's Nursing-Home Bill?
WSJ - Thought you were immune from your parents' debts? Not so
fast. Twenty-nine states have "filial support" laws that could
be used to go after patients' adult children for unpaid
long-term-care bills. In at least one of those states,
Pennsylvania, nursing homes have started routinely using the law
to prod families into paying their elders' bills or completing
Medicaid paperwork on their behalf.
Post Office Might Miss Retirees' Payment
WSJ - While lawmakers continue to fight over how to fix the
ailing U.S. Postal Service, the agency's money problems are only
growing worse. The Postal Service repeated on Wednesday that
without congressional action, it will default—a first in its
long history, a spokesman said—on a legally required annual $5.5
billion payment, due Aug. 1, into a health-benefits fund for
future retirees. Action in Congress isn't likely, as the House
prepares to leave for its August recess.
Bank contractors illegally break into homes across the US
End The Lie - Returning from work or vacation, homeowners across
the U.S. are finding themselves locked out of their houses, with
their homes broken into and many of their belongings stolen and
destroyed. The culprits? Bank contractors, hired to preserve
abandoned properties. These contractors often ignore signs of
occupation, including furniture, maintained gardens and turned
on lights. It is illegal for any bank representative to enter a
property if they have not retaken it at a foreclosure sale –
especially if there are signs of occupation. Yet contractors
have been repeatedly ignoring these signs.
Foreclosure crisis hits older Americans hard
The Trenches - More than 1.5 million older Americans already
have lost their homes, with millions more at risk as the
national housing crisis takes its toll on those who are among
the worst positioned to weather the storm, a new AARP report
says. Older African Americans and Hispanics are the hardest hit.
“The Great Recession has been brutal for many older Americans,”
said Debra Whitman, AARP’s policy chief. “This shows that home
ownership doesn’t guarantee financial security later in life.”
Major Physicians Group Implores Exemption From Smart Meters -
Are You On the List?
Activist Post - The prestigious American Academy of
Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a report
emphasizing that patients with any of myriad health issues be
accommodated to avoid not only having Smart Meters installed on
their own properties, but to be accommodated also for their
neighbors' Smart Meters. The report asks for doctors to
recognize EMF/RF exposure in their patients, the cumulative
effects, and especially the effects of Smart Grid technology.
VIDEO: Woman Pulls Gun To Prevent Smart Meter Installation
Paul Joseph Watson - A Harris County woman pulled a gun on a
CenterPoint Energy worker to prevent the installation of a smart
meter in a confrontation that highlights concerns about the
devices being used to spy on Americans’ energy use, as well as
possible health impacts. 55-year-old Thelma Taormina has signs
posted on her front gate warning utility employees not to
trespass on her land, as well as another that reads, “No smart
meters are to be installed on this property.”
Five easy ways to add goji berries to your diet for enhanced
nutrition, trace minerals and longevity
(NaturalNews) I've been eating
goji berries on an almost daily basis for at least six
years. They've been part of Chinese Medicine for over 5,000
years, and they're super dense in antioxidants, trace minerals,
carotenoids and other health-promoting phytonutrients. But a lot
of people don't know how to really incorporate them into their
diets! So below, you'll discover five easy ways to eat more goji
berries and experience their extraordinary health benefits for
Goji Berries have somewhat of a sweet taste, but their taste
is actually far more complex due to the symphony of nutrients
and minerals they deliver. See some of the ways to use them....
Health basics - Why you should always choose organic
(NaturalNews) Ever notice when you meet someone who eats mainly
organic, who works out often, is financially stable and always
in that "sharing" mode, that no matter what happens around them,
they stay in that "gear," that energetic and positive attitude
just stays illuminated and seems to levitate over the
negativity?... Believe it or not, a fairly rigid diet of organic
food, drinks, herbs, vitamins, minerals, Dead Sea salts and
natural spring water enables human beings to reach their
ultimate HEALTH POTENTIAL and use more than 15 percent of their
BRAIN each day.
Physical Inactivity Killing 5 Million a Year
Natural Society - Sitting at home and minding your own business
just may be hazardous to your health. One in three adults across
the globe doesn’t get enough exercise, and it’s killing us—five
million of us a year. Experts call it like it is: a pandemic.
According to studies featured in the medical journal The Lancet,
physical inactivity—not achieving 150 minutes of moderate
exercise a week—is a major contributor to major diseases like
heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancer.
Glass particles found in injectable cancer drugs; massive FDA
(NaturalNews) In a joint release with the Food and Drug
Administration, Hospira blamed the glass supplier for the
injectables in recalling 19 lots of carboplatin, cytarabine,
paclitaxel and methotrexate, which were shipped between
September 2011 and April of this year. According to the release,
vials of these drugs have been discovered with "visible
particles embedded in the glass located at the neck of the
vial." Glass particles in the medicine, in other words. "In the
event in which particulate matter could be injected into a
patient, there may be the potential for patient injury where
medical intervention may be required.
Earthing is essential for optimal health
(NaturalNews) Walking barefoot on the earth has been a staple
part of human and animal life since the beginning of time. In
the past couple of generations, humans have made shoes, sandals
and boots that insulate us from the natural energies of the
Earth. Although these shoes protect our feet they also deprive
us of the free electrons present in the ground. Grounding our
bodies with barefoot exposure has a powerful anti-inflammatory
effect that is a genetic requirement for optimal health.
Eating Hemp for the Treatment and Prevention of Glaucoma
Intel Hub - One nutrient that has shown promise in treating (and
preventing glaucoma) is Omega 3 fatty acid. Hempseed has the
perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids needed by the human body.
Omega 3 fatty acids reduce ocular pressure. Omega 3 increases
the flow of the aqueous humor (the fluid behind the iris), thus
decreasing blockage and pressure on the optical nerve. Omega 3
fatty acid (DHA) is also a major structural lipid (fat) of the
Do You Really Need That Filling?
Rodale - BPA in composite fillings is causing behavioral
problems in kids, a new study suggests. We've known for some
time now that silver amalgam fillings containing the neurotoxin
mercury pose health risks. But what about the alternative? The
results of a newly released study suggest some white composite
fillings could be dangerous, too.
Russian research project offers 'immortality' to billionaires -
by transplanting their brains into robot bodies
Daily Mail - A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research
project called 'Avatar' has contacted billionaires to offer them
immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their
immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov,
a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to
reach this goal - and aims to transplant a human brain into a
robot body within 10 years.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
USDA Green-Lights Field Trials of Monsanto Drought-Resistant
Corn After Admitting it Performs No Better Than Natural Corn
Scribd - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service(APHIS) does not even pretend to
legitimately evaluate genetically-modified organisms (GMO)
before approving them anymore, having recently green-lighted
approval for a new variety of "drought-resistant"GM corn
produced by Monsanto that admittedly grows no better under
drought conditions than natural varieties do.
Today in History - Thursday - July 19, 2012
1788 - Prices
plunged on the Paris stock market.
1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations
into Greek, was found in Egypt.
1848 - The Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY.
Bloomers were introduced at the convention.
1870 - France declared war on Prussia.
1939 - Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass
1942 - German U-boats were withdrawn from positions off the U.S.
Atlantic coast due to effective American anti-submarine
1943 - During World War II, more than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers
attacked Rome for the first time.
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President
Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five
impeachment charges against him.
1979 - In Nicaragua, the dictatorship of the Somozas was overthrown
by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de
Liberación Nacional or FSLN).
1982 - The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population
had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.
1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to
become the first woman from a major political party to run for the
office of U.S. Vice-President.
1985 - George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest with a
shoe size of 28-1/2. Bell, at age 26, stood 7 feet 10 inches tall.
1985 - Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first
schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six
others when the Challenger exploded the following year.
Syrian rebels attack govt HQ, Assad’s whereabouts unknown
RT - The Syrian capital is facing the fifth day of violence in a row. On
Wednesday a bomb attack inside the national security building killed
three senior officials, including the country’s defense minister. The
whereabouts of President Bashar Assad have been unknown ever since the
attack, fueling rumors that he may have been killed by the bombing as
well.... Rumors are also surrounding the whereabouts of Assad’s family,
many of whom are believed to have fled the country.
VIDEO: Tourist terror: At least seven Israelis killed in Bulgaria bus
RT - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that "Iran is
responsible for the terror attack in Bulgaria, we will have a strong
response against Iranian terror." Defense Minister Ehud Barak also said
Iran, Hezbollah or Hamas could be behind the attack. Hezbollah, however,
has denied any involvement in the deadly blast. A representative of the
organization told Lebanese daily An-Nashra that Israeli accusations are
Breaking/Unconfirmed: Sec Clinton Assassination Attempt in Israel
Veterans Today - Israeli radio and Reuters broke the story then went
mysteriously silent, an assassination attempt inside Israel, on
Secretary of State Clinton. Soon afterward, Iran’s national network, al
Alam went public with a translated version which is being boycotted by
Taliban bomb attack blows up 24 Nato tankers
Telegraph - A Taliban bomb attack on tankers carrying fuel to Nato
forces sparked an inferno which consumed up to 24 lorries, local
US wasted up to $8 bln on Iraq reconstruction
RT - Billions of taxpayer dollars are vanishing in Iraq as the
government fails to properly monitor its spending. The U.S. has wasted
an estimated $6 to $8 billion in its reconstruction effort in Iraq,
largely due to poor reviews of contractor invoices. In its final audit
report, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq
Reconstruction Funds (SIGUR) said that of the $51 billion effort to
reconstruct Iraq,“the precise amount lost to fraud and waste can never
be known,”largely due to poor record keeping by the Pentagon and the
Department of State.
VIDEO: HSBC 'sorry' for aiding Mexican drugs lords, rogue states and
Guardian - The bank has apologised for its lapses and said reforms had
been put in place. Paul Thurston, chief executive of retail banking and
wealth management, who was sent in to try and clear up HSBC's Mexican
banking business in 2007, said he was "horrified" by what he found.
Millions of savers face pension values being HALVED due to cheating fund
Daily Mail - Millions of Britons are losing half the value of their
pensions because they are cheated by punishing fees that are blatantly
being hidden from them, an industry watchdog has warned. As a result the
average person who has paid into a scheme all their lives will miss out
on £100,000 when they come to retire.
97-yr-old 'Most Wanted' Nazi war criminal arrested in Hungary
RT - Hungarian prosecutors have taken into custody the Nazi-era war
crimes suspect Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, who reportedly helped
organizing the 1944 deportation of 15,700 Jews to Auschwitz.... In April
2012, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a human rights organization, listed
Csizsik-Csatary as the most wanted war crimes suspect.
British drug firm to pay millions to Thalidomide victim born without
arms and legs in landmark compensation case that could result in
thousands of similar claims
Daily Mail - A British company has agreed to pay millions of pounds in
compensation to an Australian woman who was born without arms and legs
after her mother took Thalidomide during her pregnancy. The landmark
case is expected to result in thousands of other victims of the drug
around the world winning huge claims against British pharmaceutical
company Diageo and German firm Grunenthal.
Banned in the UK! BBC fights for right to air riot docudrama
RT - The film, which features actors portraying anonymous rioters
sharing their experience of the events, was due to be broadcast on
Monday evening, but was banned by a court order hours before hitting the
Sound of irony: Copyright firm fined after stealing music for
RT - A music royalty collection agency in the Netherlands got trapped by
the very copyright rules it was intended to protect. The company has
been fined for stealing music from its client, using it without his
permission and failing to pay royalties. Music royalty collection agency
Buma/Stemra now owes at least 164,974 euro to the Dutch musician
Melchior Rietveldt, a sum calculated by the recording artist himself.
Computer Virus named after Islamic Messiah found in Iranian and Israeli
Activist Post - Yet another virus primarily targeting countries in the
Middle East has been discovered, this time called Mahdi, after the
Islamic Messiah who will, according to Islam, rule the earth before the
Day of Judgment. Much like the astoundingly complex virus known as
Flame, this virus can be modified remotely by the attacker in order to
record keystrokes, remove documents, monitor email communications and
even record audio. However, according to Costin Raiu, senior security
researcher at Kaspersky Lab, this piece of malware is not sophisticated,
U.S. News, Politics & Government
HSBC ‘allowed drug cartels to launder money’
Al Jazeera - Lax controls at Europe’s largest bank, HSBC,
allowed Mexican drug cartels to launder billions of dollars
through its US operations, an investigation by the US senate has
found. The extensive report on London-based HSBC Holdings PLC by
the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations also says US
regulators knew the bank had a poor system to detect problems
but failed to take action.
YouTube: Ron Paul Urges Afghanistan Withdrawal
Congressman Ron Paul urges withdrawal from Afghanistan during
Defense Appropriations debate on July 18, 2012.
200 police officers vs. 100,000 gang members - Chicago devolves
into all-out gang war
(NaturalNews) As gangs battle each over for turf, respect, a
larger share of the drug trade - or just because they don't like
each other - so many innocent people are being gunned down in
the crossfire that residents of the Windy City are demanding
that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his police chief, Garry McCarthy, do
more to protect them. For Chicago Police - whose special Gang
Enforcement Unit is outnumbered by gang members 500-to-1 - the
problem is much more complex than the math.
VIDEO: Another doctored image deepens Obama mystery
WND - A professional graphic artist who examined the 1973 photo
believes the image of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was airbrushed
into the scene to cover up an African-American man who was
standing next to Obama at the Honolulu airport. Filmmaker Joel
Gilbert, who commissioned the analysis, told WND there’s
substantial evidence that the man in the original photograph was
Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member, pro-Soviet
propagandist and pornographer who played a fatherly role in
Obama’s teen years.
YouTube: The Manual Coding On Barack Obama's Birth Certificate
Barack Obama's long form birth certificate is essential in
conflict with itself. The coding on the document doesn't match
the documents content.
$100K Reward Offered for Info Linking Botched DOJ Gun-Running
Operation to White House
Washington Examiner -- One of the nation's oldest conservatives
group is offering whistleblowers a $100,000 reward for
information from the White House and Justice Department on the
"Fast & Furious" administration gun-running bungle. The
Conservative Caucus told Secrets that it believes that the
scandal which led to the death of a U.S. Border Control agent is
a potential Watergate.
$3.5 Billion was spent on corporate lobbying in 2010
Refreshing News - What did it buy? The return on investment of
corporate lobbying [Graphic].
Handcuffed man shot twice by San Francisco police - witness
RT - Officers with the San Francisco Police Department in
Northern California shot a man believed to have a knife this
morning, but preliminary reports suggest that the victim was in
handcuffs while the authorities opened fire.
RNC confirms Ron Paul will be up for nomination
Examiner - The Republican National Convention is quickly
approaching (August 26th). For over the past year, avid Ron Paul
supporters have won delegate spots in various state conventions
across the country. Through this hard-work, Ron Paul will
officially be allowed to be nominated for the nominee of the
Let Ron Paul address the Republican convention in prime time
The Hill - If Ron Paul does address the Republican Convention in
prime time, he will say some things I agree with, and many
things I strongly disagree with. But Ron Paul has earned the
right to address the Republican National Convention in prime
time.... Ron Paul has many faithful and devoted supporters and
donors. He has had a genuine influence on our national
discourse. He has made a real contribution to our debates.
DISCLOSE Campaign Spending Act Blocked By
Huffington Post - Senate Republicans blocked a bill Monday
evening to increase transparency in campaign spending by
independent groups. In a 51-44 vote, the DISCLOSE Act failed to
obtain the 60 votes needed to clear a Republican filibuster. The
bill would have required disclosure of anyone who donates to
independent groups that spent more than $10,000 on campaign ads
-- or their functional equivalent -- and other election
Veteran Affairs 'hopelessly broken'
Human Events - Within five to seven years, the Department of
Veterans Affairs estimates that more than one million new
veterans will enter their system, in need of disability claims
processing, health care, and more.... The VA that will receive
them is already overburdened, battling a veterans’ claims
backlog of over a decade that swept past 600,000 overdue claims
just last week and shows no clear signs of improvement.
Bernanke Slams Audit the Fed
Reuters - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday
rebutted Republican lawmakers pushing a bill that would give
Congress the ability to review monetary policy decisions, saying
it could compromise central bank independence. Bernanke said it
would be a “nightmare scenario” if politicians decided to
second-guess monetary policy.... The Republican-controlled House
is on track to take up Paul’s Fed audit legislation next week.
The bill, which has been co-sponsored by more than half of all
House members, looks set to clear that chamber. Related
Date Set for Audit the Fed Vote.
VIDEO: One last time! Ron Paul vs. Bernanke
The Hill: "It might not be a surprise to find a smile on the
face of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when he appears
before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday. It
looks to be the last time he will have to face off against Rep.
Ron Paul (R-Texas).
Continue reading here. The hearing entitled "Monetary Policy
and the State of the Economy" aired on C-Span 3 Wednesday, July
Goldman Sachs developing in-house private bank
Raw Story - Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it is developing its
private bank for wealthy clients, particularly in fast-growing
countries and in Europe, where it hopes to pick up the slack
from struggling local banks. “We’ve been in the wealth business
for a long time,” said David Viniar, Goldman’s chief financial
officer, said in a teleconference. With certain European banks
retrenching amid the eurozone debt crisis, he said, “there are
some of our clients that need dollar funding.” “We’re growing
the private bank out of the US,” he said, noting that today it
was “very small but something we intend to grow very rapidly.”
More Americans on Government Dole Than Found Jobs
Kurt Nimmo - Between April and June, according to statistics
released by the Senate Budget Committee, more Americans went on
Social Security disability than found jobs. According to figures
released by the committee, a total of 246,000 people enrolled in
the Social Security Disability Insurance program while during
the same period a mere 225,000 found jobs.
For the First Time, Canadians Now Richer Than Americans
US News - For the first time in recent history, the average
Canadian is richer than the average American, according to a
report cited in Toronto's Globe and Mail. And not just by a
little. Currently, the average Canadian household is more than
$40,000 richer than the average American household. The net
worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202,
compared to around $320,000 for Americans.
11 International Agreements That Are Nails In The Coffin Of The
The Economic Collapse - Is the petrodollar dead? Well, not yet,
but the nails are being hammered into the coffin even as you
read this. For decades, most of the nations of the world have
used the U.S. dollar to buy oil and to trade with each other. In
essence, the U.S. dollar has been acting as a true global
currency. The power of the U.S. dollar has been one of the few
things holding up our economy. Once that leg gets kicked out
from under us we are going to be in a whole lot of trouble. The
following are 11 international agreements that are nails in the
coffin of the petrodollar...
NEXT: Compton, CA, may declare bankruptcy
Reuters - Compton, which has an accumulated $43 million deficit
and has depleted what had been a $22 million reserve, will run
out of cash to make its payroll on September 1 at its current
cash consumption rate, city comptroller Steven Ajobiewe told the
city council during a July 17 meeting.
VIDEO: Global impact as drought wilts US crops
Al Jazeera - At least 29 states in the United States' Midwest
are feeling the effects of the 'Big Dry' as oppressive heat and
a worsening drought are pushing grain prices near or past
records. Corn is a mega-crop and a bad year drives up the price
everything from beef to cereal and auto fuel. As crops continue
to wilt and falter, farmers and consumers across the globe are
hoping for more rain, despite forecasts of dry days ahead.
‘Unusual event’ reported at Limerick power plant
pottsmerc.com - According to Frank Custer, communications
director with Montgomery County, the county received an email
from Exelon, parent company of the nuclear power plant, stating
that an explosion had occurred causing the “unusual event,” in
Unit 1 but the event did not pose any threat to the public.
Custer said the notice reported the “unusual event” had been
terminated. A call placed to the Limerick Generating Station’s
media relations spokesperson was not picked up or returned as of
11 a.m. Wednesday.
“High neutron flux” causes shutdown at New York nuke plant
syracuse.com - The Nine Mile Point Unit 1 reactor shut down
automatically at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday. Officials with
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, the plant’s owner,
originally thought the turbine that spins to make electricity
had tripped. But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said late
Tuesday the shutdown was due to a high neutron flux in the
plant’s reactor. The cause of the condition is still under
review. All plant safety systems responded as designed and there
were no complications.
Eat strawberries, prevent diabetes?
(NaturalNews) Scientists at the University of Warwick have
identified a potential preventive effect of strawberries on Type
2 Diabetes risk. Although strawberries have previously been
identified as effective at battling high cholesterol and and
post-meal blood glucose levels, professor Paul Thornalley's
research has now demonstrated that strawberry extract actually
stimulates the protein "Nrf2" in our bodies, which activates
antioxidant activity and decreases blood lipids.
Seven questions to ask your dentist if you want to reduce dental
(NaturalNews) Amalgam fillings are composed of mercury, silver,
tin, copper and other trace metals. A growing body of evidence
suggests that amalgam fillings contribute to many degenerative
diseases and cancers. According to a report published by The...
Heal your thyroid by banishing inflammation, boosting immunity
and improving digestive health
(NaturalNews) Thyroid hormones regulate other hormones,
including the adrenal glands' adrenaline production. Thyroid
gland hormones also influence cellular metabolism, digestion,
libido, and overall energy. There are three maladies involving
Exposure to dogs may protect children from asthma
(NaturalNews) Two studies concluded that infants in homes with
furry dogs or cats had better protection from viral infections
that normally lead to bronchial problems, including asthma,
which has been increasing on the young over the past few decades
of increased childhood vaccination schedules. The studies
concluded that non-vaccinated children's immune systems were
stronger among those whose homes were occupied by at least one
furry animal than those who were vaccinated in homes without
VIDEO: Human corpses harvested in multimillion-dollar trade
smh.com.au - RTI [Biologics] is one of a growing industry of
companies that make profits by turning mortal remains into
everything from dental implants to bladder slings to wrinkle
cures. The industry has flourished even as its practices have
roused concerns about how tissues are obtained and how well
grieving families and transplant patients are informed about the
realities and risks of the business. n the US alone, the biggest
market and the biggest supplier, an estimated two million
products derived from human tissue are sold each year, a figure
that has doubled over the past decade.
Pepsi Isn’t The Only Company That Uses Aborted Fetal Cells As
(KipNews) Children of God for Life is calling on the public to
boycott products of major food companies that are partnering
with Senomyx, a biotech company that produces artificial flavor
enhancers, unless the company stops using aborted fetal cell
lines to test their products.
Benefits of Kombucha Tea: Why is it Government Regulated?
Natural Society - Seeing a natural tea-drink come under
regulation should be no shock to any of us. But many people
don’t quite understand what kombucha tea is or why the
government is watching it, especially while the benefits of
kombucha tea are overwhelming.
Research: Gold and Tea Outperform Chemo in Fighting Cancer
Natural Society - The latest research on the subject shines a
light on just how powerful the combination of gold and tea can
be in conquering cancer, and even the mainstream media is
reporting on the amazing results. While the process ignores
countless other peer-reviewed alternatives and even adds a
radioactive quality to gold nanoparticles, it still manages to
heavily outperform chemotherapy.
FDA Officially Bans BPA in Baby Bottles
Anthony Gucciardi - BPA in Baby Bottles Officially Banned by
FDA, Still in Food Products. During the same round of statements
made regarding the ban of BPA in baby bottles within the US, FDA
spokesperson Curtis Allen continued to outlandishly assert that
the ‘safety of BPA’ used in actual food products is still
supported by the organization. Allen even goes on to say that
the reason for the ban is more a result of the industry
‘abandonment’ of BPA than actually protecting the health of US
citizens. In his statement, Allen told medical reporters.
YouTube: Law Enforcement And Marketers Buying Your Smart Phone
RT - One Delaware-based tech company is quietly leading the way
in surveillance infrastructure and serving as the middle man
between law enforcement officials and your most personal
information. RT correspondent Liz Wahl takes a look at what's
really going on there.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Shock claim - NaturalNews exclusive - LA 'authorities' in
Rawesome raw milk raids were impersonating public officials
(NaturalNews) Documents and testimony obtained by NaturalNews
allege the following: The Rawesome Foods armed "raw milk raids"
and prosecution of James Stewart and Sharon Palmer were carried
out in part by law-breaking private citizens pretending to be
lawful government authorities. Those individuals -- who have
been operating under false labels such as "district attorney" or
"LAPD officer" -- may conceivably be liable for millions of
dollars in civil and criminal damages for their actions which
technically may be described as...
VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders
Susan Thixton - Attention anyone that feeds raw meat pet food or
manufacturers of raw meat pet foods...the American Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA) is about to vote on a policy against
the feeding of raw meat pet food. If you want to protect your
rights to feed a raw meat pet food, I suggest you take action
before this gets approved.
Jerky Treat Testing Released by FDA
Susan Thixton - The FDA just released testing results of Chinese
imported jerky treats. Very discouraging. For five years -
although the treats continue to be linked to death and serious
illness of thousands of pets - the same hand full of tests were
performed. Finding nothing. Phyllis Entis of efoodalert.com put
it perfectly..."Come on, FDA! It’s time to pause, breathe, and
start thinking outside the treat bag."
Today in History - Wednesday - July 18, 2012
1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page
1812 - Great Britain signed the Treaty of Orebro, making peace with
Russia and Sweden.
1830 - Uruguay adopted a liberal constitution.
1872 - The Ballot Act was passed in Great Britain, providing for
secret election ballots.
1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St.
1935 - Ethiopian King Haile Selassie urged his countrymen to fight
to the last man against the invading Italian army.
1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body
Company’s factory in Chicago, IL.
1936 - The Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco led an
uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa.
1942 - The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in
combat, made its first flight.
1944 - U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo, France, ending the battle of
1944 - Hideki Tojo was removed as Japanese premier and war minister
due to setbacks suffered by his country in World War II.
1947 - U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act,
which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro
Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.
1971 - New Zealand and Australia announced they would pull their
troops out of Vietnam.
1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut
on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL.
2000 - It was announced that Christopher Reeve would direct and
serve as executive producer on the TV movie "Rescuing Jeffrey."
2001 - A train derailed, involving 60 cars, in a Baltimore train
tunnel. The fire that resulted lasted for six days and virtually
closed down downtown Baltimore for several days. (Maryland)
BREAKING: Assad's brother-in-law and defense minister killed by suicide
RT - Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Daoud Rajha was killed by a suicide
bombing attack at a national security building in Damascus. His deputy –
Assad’s brother-in-law Assef Shawkat - was also reported to have been
mortally wounded by the blast. Conflicting media reports say Shawkat is
alive, although he was said to have been injured in the blast and was
rushed to the hospital along with other surviving victims.
Fishermen all say US Navy opened fire without warning
Press TV - The Indian fishermen who survived a hail of gunfire from a
U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Dubai dispute U.S. claims that their
boat drew fire after ignoring warnings to steer clear of the American
vessel.... We had no warning at all from the ship, we were speeding up
to try and go around them and then suddenly we got fired at,"
28-year-old Muthu Muniraj told Reuters from hospital, his legs punctured
by the rounds of the U.S. craft's .50-caliber gun.
Latest Conspiracy Theory from Iran: The West Is Causing Drought
American Thinker - "I am suspicious about the drought in the southern
part of the country," Hassan Mousavi, who also heads Iran's cultural
heritage and tourism organisation, said at a ceremony to introdue the
nation's new chief of meteorological department. "The world arrogance
and colonist (term used by Iranian authorities to label the West) are
influencing Iran's climate conditions using technology... The drought is
an acute issue and soft war is completely evident... This level of
drought is not normal."
Like in Libya, Al Qaeda flags now fly in Syria
worldmathaba.net - According to reports al-Qaeda flags are flying openly
in some areas of Idlib and Aleppo provinces that straddle the borders
with Turkey and Iraq (see article: Al-Qaeda tries to carve out a war for
itself in Syria). The flags are increasing more common in Syria,
especially with the influx of new arms and cash in the region. The Daily
Telegraph witnessed the black flag used by al Qaeda flying high in
several villages and on pick up trucks of rebel fighters, the article
X marks the spot: Spy ring and warships encircle Iran
RT - The Pentagon is quickly tightening its ring of forces around Iran.
As a recent report reveals a radar belt around the Persian country is
almost complete, the biggest ever naval drills, involving up to 20
nations, are to take place in the Gulf waters. The US military have
asked for $12.2 million from Congress to build an AN/TPY-2 type radar
station in Qatar. The construction is due be finished by the end of this
month, The Wall Street Journal reports, quoting US officials.
Exodus: Israel to drive Africans from Holy Land
RT - Israel has initiated the first stage of a controversial “emergency
plan” aimed at interning and deporting an estimated 60,000 African
immigrants. Officials believe the presence of the Africans poses a
threat to the “Jewish character” of the state. Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu, who believes immigrants are swamping his country,
has claimed the African migrants “are seen by many Israelis as a law and
order issue and even a threat to the long-term viability of the Jewish
state.”... Israeli authorities are ready to grant 1,000 euros to any
African who agrees to freely leave within five days. Some immigrants
have agreed, while others are going to be repatriated by force.
Singapore, US forces take part in South China Sea exercise
Today On Line - The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the United
States Navy (USN) are taking part in the 18th Singapore-US Cooperation
Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in the South China Sea
from July 17 to 27, 2012. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF),
the United States Air Force (USAF), the United States Coast Guard (USCG)
and the United States Marine Corps will also participate in this year's
exercise.... About 1,400 personnel from both countries are involved in
this year's exercise.
Israel takes over 2 offshore Egyptian gas wells, geologist says
Press TV - Egyptian geologist Khaled Odeh says Israel has taken over two
natural gas wells located in Egypt’s territorial waters. Odeh said in
Cairo on Monday that the wells are located in the Mediterranean Sea
between Egypt and Cyprus, IRNA reported. He added that Israel took
advantage of Egyptian officials’ inaction and started drilling
operations in the area in April 2012.... The issue of supplying gas to
Israel has always been a contentious topic for Egyptians, who view
Israel as an enemy and oppose engaging in any form of business with it.
HSBC chief quits in front of US Senate committee as bank is accused of
‘letting Mexican gangs launder $7 billion
12160.info - A US Senate probe has disclosed how lax controls at
Europe’s largest bank left it vulnerable to being used to launder dirty
money from around the world. The report into HSBC, released ahead of a
Senate hearing on Tuesday, says huge sums of Mexican drug money almost
certainly passed through the bank. Suspicious funds from Syria, the
Cayman Islands, Iran and Saudi Arabia also passed through the British
bank. HSBC said it expected to be held accountable for what went wrong.
Related article: HSBC let drug gangs launder millions...
Moody's downgrades 13 Italian banks
USA Today - Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service is downgrading the
credit ratings for 13 Italian banks three days after cutting the Italian
government's bond rating. The government's lower rating means Moody's
believes it is at greater risk of defaulting on its debts and "indicates
a similarly increased risk that the government might be unable to
provide financial support to its banks in financial distress." Moody's
dropped seven banks by one notch, the other six by two notches. They all
remain investment grade.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
YouTube: Breaking News: Sheriff Arpaio Concludes Obama Birth
Certificate is a Forgery
July 17 2012 - This is the full press conference. The official
government investigation into the long form birth certificate
Barack Obama released and claimed as his own on April 27, 2011
has been proven without any doubt to be a forgery. Sheriff
Arpaio's original intent was to clear Obama. But, during the
investigation it became clear that the long form birth
certificate was a forgery.
Arpaio's Obama probe finds 'national security threat'
Outrage After News Channel Helps Public Identify Gun Owners
Paul Joseph Watson - In an article about firearms training, a
WRAL.com article... quotes Gail Neely, executive director of
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, who claims that
“concealed weapons permit holders aren’t as law-abiding as they
are reputed to be.” However, the part that really has second
amendment proponents up in arms is a searchable box that allows
the public to identify where concealed carry permit holders
live, by typing in the street name, city, county and zip code.
Agenda 21 Ecocities Built for Permanent Population Control
Activist Post - The Ecocity Builders is a non-profit
organization which is a collaboration of international networks
of associates that influence and actively participate in local
city planning projects all across the US. Through training
courses, they advocate the ecocity approach as the only way to
continue in civilized society.... They focus on reworking
current issues to match UN Agenda 21 guidelines in planning for
local cities including transportation, energy, architecture,
design, natural restoration, development, planning, and
Company tries to claim intellectual property ownership over
children's exercises like 'leap frog'
(NaturalNews) Almost everyone has heard of a ridiculous court
case involving companies or individuals making incredulous,
specious claims, but this may be the first time someone has
tried to claim ownership of a child activity. Focused Fitness,
LLC, has filed suit against Action Based Learning, LLC, for
attempting to assert copyright ownership over children's
exercise activities "such as crawling, the 'army crawl,' the
'log roll,' 'leap frog,' walking on a balance beam, going over
and under hurdles, balancing on a rope that has been laid on the
ground, and others," the complaint said.
YouTube: Troops Ordered To Kill All Americans Who Do Not Turn In
Using the rhetoric of the threat post by terrorists, insurgents
and "international crime syndicates," the UN is busy trying to
imply that all weapons are somehow involved in illegal activity
on a global scale and should therefore be controlled and
regulated by a global authority. This is precisely the same
language used in a 1961 U.S. State Department briefing which
outlined a long term agenda to carry out a "Program for General
and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World."
Breaking: new evidence shows Hillary a mastermind behind
Examiner - According to investigative citizen journalist Mike
Vanderboegh, sources close to the development of the Gunwalker
scheme state that early on, Hillary and her trusted associated
at State, Andrew J. Shapiro, devised at least part of the
framework of what would later become Operation Fast and Furious.
It was Shapiro who first described the details of the proposed
scheme early in 2009 just after the Obama Administration took
New Mexico police embrace mobile surveillance tools
RT - Law enforcement agencies in Albuquerque have announced that
they’ve procured a mobile surveillance trailer — a $68,000 piece
of machinery that is equipped with four remote-controlled
cameras attached to an extendable 30-foot boom. The entire
surveillance hub run on its own generator, is self-contained and
can operate for up to 30 days at a time from a single spot
without requiring maitenance. The latest addition to the
Albuquerque Police Department’s arsenal can transmit live videos
to the smart phones and laptops of cops across the city and is
described by the force’s chief as a necessarily implement to aid
in SWAT team operations. That’s not all, though.
The 9 Most Loathsome Lobbyists in Washington
AlterNet - The depraved lobbyists in our nation's capitol will
push virtually any legislation if the money is right.
68-year-old car buyer mistaken for terrorist due to credit
Activist Post - Sandra Cortez got a lot more than she bargained
for when she went to buy a new car and within an hour was
threatened with calls to the FBI by the staff at the Denver
dealership she went to. Cortez’s ludicrous encounter is far from
the first and will almost certainly not be the last case of
someone being confused with a terrorist or international
criminal simply due to a similar or shared name and then being
treated as such.
Texas Republican Party calls for mandatory GMO labeling,
legalized raw milk, complete elimination of TSA
(NaturalNews) Delegates from the Texas Republican Party recently
gathered in Fort Worth to iron out their party's official 2012
platform. And in the official platform document, it is spelled
out that the Texas Republican Party is in full support of
mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs),
legalized raw milk, and the complete elimination of the U.S.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The 22-page report
outlining the party's platform contains a section titled
Empowering Families to Direct their Health Care that promotes
freedom of choice in food and medicine, including the freedom
not to vaccinate.
AUDIO: Ben Swann – Facts: Clarification from the RNC rules
committee, Ron Paul has 6 states
Daily Paul Radio - Ben Swann of Reality Check with Ben Swann and
an award winning nightime news anchor at WXIX FOX 19 in
Cincinnati joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Facts:
Clarification from the RNC rules committee, Ron Paul has 6
states‘ to discuss the details about his converstaions with
rules committee and what that means for the many states in
question regarding the nomination of Ron Paul eligibility at the
RNC in Tampa. Ben also explains more regarding the unbound and
bound delegates lawsuit and what a decision made prior to
convention would do.
YouTube: Raw Footage – Ron Paul Interview for Upcoming
The Bubble is a feature length documentary that ask those who
predicted the greatest recession since the Great Depression, why
did it happen and what are we facing? The documentary is an
adaptation of Tom Woods’ New York Times bestseller Meltdown.
Filmmaker Jimmy Morrison is releasing each interview in full for
free before the film’s release.
80% of Americans Would Consider Voting for a 3rd
Party/Independent Presidential Candidate
Reason.com - The recent Reason-Rupe poll finds that 80% of
Americans say they would or might consider voting for an
Independent or third-party presidential candidate in the 2012
election. Specifically, 60% said they would consider voting for
an independent or third-party candidate, 20% said they might
consider, 17% said they would not consider, and 3% said they did
not know whether they would consider voting for an Independent
or third-party presidential candidate.
NAACP Official: Romney ‘Flew In’ His Own Blacks to Cheer NAACP
Atlanta Blackstar - An official with the NAACP suggested that
Republican challenger Mitt Romney brought his own black
supporters to the NAACP speech yesterday to give the appearance
that NAACP members were applauding him. And when Romney later
told Fox News that black people at the event gave him a standing
ovation and said in a private meeting they would vote for him
because of dissatisfaction with Obama, they were actually his
own people, the official suggested.
YouTube: Exploring America's Ghost Town -- Gary, Indiana
RT's Anastasia Churkina travels to Gary, Indiana -- America's
ghost town, one of the most dangerous places in the country that
used to boom with industry and is now an urban desert.
US set to lose 2 million jobs
RT - The Pentagon will see massive cuts over the next decade to
adjust the ever-expanding US deficit. A new study reveals,
however, that the immediate impact of those adjustments could
cost 2 million Americans their jobs in the next year alone....
The author of the report, Dr. Stephen Fuller of George Mason
University and Chmura Economics and Analytics, suggests that
while the Obama administration-endorsed sequestration goes about
as scheduled, more than 2 million Americans will see their jobs
eradicated in just 2013.... Dr. Fuller’s report says that it
will be more than just military men and women made jobless by
the cuts. In addition to lay offs coming to defense contractors
and others with close DoD ties, the study suggests that as many
as 600,000 federal workers will lose their jobs.
Federal government routinely denies medical claims to injured,
(NaturalNews) Eight U.S. Army veterans have claimed in court
that the federal government denied their medical claims and that
the government regularly does so with scores of other veterans
as part of a "standardized" practice. In the suit, the vets -
led by plaintiff Dannie Fail - claim the Army's Servicemembers
Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury (TSGLI) program "has
standardized the practices of denying claims [from injured
veterans] in a manner that is arbitrary, unsupported by its own
guidelines and contrary to law."
YouTube: CJ Holmes and Homeowners for Justice: California
Governor Brown must issue foreclosure moratorium
CJ Holmes, real estate broker and founder of Home Owners For
Justice, speaks out against bank fraud and forgery being used to
foreclose people's homes at the Foreclosure Moratorium Rally,
California State Capitol, June 25th, 2012. Unless the people
rise up and demand their legislators and representatives stop
foreclosures, this country can expect a continued epidemic of
foreclosures until virtually every loan is foreclosed continuing
at least for the next five years.
Home Owners for
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Zuckerberg's Loan Gives New Meaning to the 1%
Bloomberg - Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is giving new meaning to
the term "the one percent." The Facebook Inc. (FB) founder
refinanced a $5.95 million mortgage on his Palo Alto,
California, home with a 30-year adjustable-rate loan starting at
1.05 percent, according to public records for the property.
While almost all lending rates have reached historical lows this
year, the borrowing costs available to high-net-worth
individuals are even lower if the person is willing to bear the
risk of monthly interest rate adjustments, said Greg McBride,
senior financial analyst with Bankrate Inc., a North Palm Beach,
Florida-based firm that tracks interest rates. Large increases
are unlikely anytime soon with the Federal Reserve signaling it
will keep interest rates near zero for at least two years.
Radiation On West Coast of North America Could End Up Being 10
Times HIGHER than in Japan
Washington’s Blog - Joke F Lübbecke of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental
Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for
Marine Geosciences poured tracer dye into coastal waters off of
Fukushima, and monitored its progress as it traveled to the West
Coast of North America, to find out what might really happen.
They have revealed their results in a new paper published by
journal Environmental Research Letters.
FDA bans BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is banning the
use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, a move critics said
did not go far enough and was meaningless because most bottle
manufacturers had already phased out the use of the chemical.
Study finds new weapon in the fight against diabetes
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Missouri University of
Science and Technology say that they may have found a way to
re-sensitize cells to the effects of insulin. Sterculic oil,
found in a wild species of almond called Sterculia foetida, may
help people in whom the ability to supply insulin is
compromised, or who have developed insulin resistance.
VIDEO: Chow down to reverse severe heart disease and diabetes
(NaturalNews.TV) Root for Charles, John, and Garnet as they try
to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their
heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them that
they can't get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to
think again. Charles, John and Garnet decide to take on their
diseases by drastically changing their diets.
7 Food Tips to Keep You Cool
Green Med Info - With extreme heat settling over vast areas this
summer and temperatures stuck at 100 degrees or more for days on
end in some places, it's time to adjust our diets for the
duration. It's natural that rich heavy foods just don't appeal
to us when the thermometer spikes, and we turn to lighter fare
to cool us off. Eating wisely is especially important right now
to minimize our discomfort and maximize our energy - despite the
The great olive oil fraud - Why your extra virgin olive oil may
not be virgin at all
(NaturalNews) According to Tom Mueller, the fearless author of
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil,
70 percent of the extra virgin olive oil sold worldwide is
watered down with other oils and enhancers... During volunteer
testing by suppliers to authenticate what they thought were pure
extra virgin olive oils, every brand submitted in Australia
during 2012 failed the tests and none gained certification for
being pure. Authentication tests at UC Davis in 2011 uncovered
Accelerated Aging Could be Result of Chronic Anxiety
Natural Society - Recent research from Harvard-affiliated
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggests that chronic
panic, phobia and similar anxiety disorders may lead to
accelerated aging by shortening telomeres, the DNA-protein
complexes whose lengths serves as biomarkers of cells’
Natural Way to Reduce Cholesterol: Consume More Nuts!
Natural Society - Looking for a natural way to reduce
cholesterol? Changing your diet is the single best way to do so.
Nuts in particular have repeatedly been shown to be great for
reducing cholesterol, according to numerous studies that were
reviewed by Loma Linda University. On average, eating a small
bag of nuts (67 grams) each day could reduce cholesterol levels
by 7.4%, according to the BBC.
CDC reports that 1 in 12 public pools are contaminated with
(NaturalNews) A July 9, 2012 news article published in the New
York Daily News stated that a public swimming pool in Brooklyn
had to be shut down when it became contaminated with fecal
material. Park officials believed the incident was caused by a
VIDEO: Genocidal Cereal Killer Released
Exo Human - Spermicides hidden in GMO corn provided to starving
Third World populations through the generosity of the Gates
Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Kofi Annan’s AGRA or
vaccines that contain undisclosed sterilization agents are just
two documented cases of using vaccines or GMO seeds to “reduce
VIDEO: Human corpses harvested in multimillion-dollar trade
smh.com.au - RTI [Biologics] is one of a growing industry of
companies that make profits by turning mortal remains into
everything from dental implants to bladder slings to wrinkle
cures. The industry has flourished even as its practices have
roused concerns about how tissues are obtained and how well
grieving families and transplant patients are informed about the
realities and risks of the business. n the US alone, the biggest
market and the biggest supplier, an estimated two million
products derived from human tissue are sold each year, a figure
that has doubled over the past decade.
If Your Doctor Insists That Vaccines Are Safe, Then Have Them
Sign This Form
The average person that consents to a vaccine injection, either
for themselves or for their children, genuinely believes it is
for the betterment of health. What they are not aware of is that
even their doctor is likely unfamiliar with the toxic
ingredients contained in vaccines which can immediately begin to
degrade both short- and long-term health.
19 Ways Cancer Becomes the Ultimate Soft-Kill Operation
Activist Post - The cancer epidemic is a soft-kill operation and
a move by the world’s so-called elites to cull the human
population. It is well documented that the Club of Rome, Bill
Gates, Ted Turner, the Rockefellers, Warren Buffet and many
other globalists plan to dominate and decimate humanity with
population reduction agenda. As we will see, the globalists
first cause the cancer and then provide us with their
ineffective treatments (not cures) for profit. This method is
Problem – Reaction – Solution.
Council on Foreign Relations Meets with Google to Fight
Activist Post - Google will meet this Wednesday with the Council
on Foreign Relations to discuss ways that they can use their
dominant search engine to penetrate and disrupt international
crime.... So, it seems Google is moving right past the privacy
concerns that citizens have due to warrantless monitoring of
online activity, and deciding to head into full-blown action.
Under the cloak of doing good by fighting international crime,
Google will likely be given full reign to not only monitor but
infiltrate people and organizations that the DoD, DEA, CFR and
other alphabet agencies desire.
Today in History - Tuesday - July 17, 2012
1785 - France limited the importation of goods from Britain.
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort,
1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.
1866 - Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago
River. The three-year project cost $512,709.
1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston,
MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1898 - U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter took Santiago de
Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.
1941 - Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin
Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an
office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on
his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known
as the Pentagon.
1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British
Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the
final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made
the comment that "Hitler had escaped."
1946 - Chinese communists opened a drive against the Nationalist
army on the Yangtze River.
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
1960 - Francis Gary Powers pled guilty to spying charges in a Moscow
court after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
1966 - Ho Chi Minh ordered a partial mobilization of North Vietnam
forces to defend against American air strikes.
1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit.
It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
1979 - Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami in exile. (Florida)
1986 - The largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history took place when
LTV Corporation asked for court protection from more than 20,000
creditors. LTV Corp. had debts in excess of $4 billion.
1987 - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John
Poindexter begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra"
1995 - The Nasdaq composite stock index rose above 1,000 for the
1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400
1998 - Biologists reported that they had deciphered the genome
(genetic map) of the syphilis bacterium.
Iran reinforces nuclear rights, OKs atomic merchant ships
RT - Iranian lawmakers have given the green light to design and
construct atomic-powered merchant ships. The move underlines Iran’s
argument that its nuclear activities are for civilian purposes, while
the West suspect it of building atomic weapons.... Admiral Abbas Zamini
told Iranian news agency Fars that the first stages of designing a
nuclear propulsion system were underway.... "All countries have the
right to use peaceful nuclear technology, including for the propulsion
system of its vessels," he stressed.
Iran claims $50bln oil field found in Caspian Sea
RT - A new oil layer with reserves of two million barrels has been
discovered in Iran's territorial waters in the Caspian Sea, the
country’s state TV reported. "The newly found layer at the Sardar-e
Jangal field contains quality crude that is hydrogen sulfide-free", says
Ali Osouli, the Managing Director of Khazar Exploration and Production.
Osouli added the off-shore field would produce some 8,000 barrels of oil
Protests multiply against cuts in Spain
AFP - Cuts to public budgets are already affecting services such as
schools and hospitals and critics say Rajoy's new austerity measures
will worsen economic conditions for ordinary people.... "It's
intolerable. The problems of the Spanish state don't stem from civil
servants... It's unfair and shameful," said nurse Miguel Contreras, 28,
who came to protest in the capital Monday from the central Castilla-La
Mancha region. "There are hospitals with whole floors that are not being
used because they are firing and cutting jobs. We have little hope, but
staying sat at home would just make it easier for the government to keep
on doing what it wants."
US Security Agents, TSA ‘At Heathrow For Olympics’
Sky News - The Department for Transport has reached an agreement with
the US Transportation Security Administration for specialist agents to
be working at several UK airports. They will arrive one week before the
Olympics, and leave around a week after the end of the Paralympics. This
is an added security layer that has been done to help boost and aid the
American airlines in particular that fly in and out of the likes of
Heathrow and other airports.
Geneticist charts effects of nuclear disasters
al.com - The impact of Chernobyl and Fukushima-Daiichi is ongoing and
radiation still in the environment is inhaled or swallowed, leading to
accumulation in the body. One mushroom eaten in affected areas may
deliver as much radiation as hundreds of chest x-rays, he [Dr. Wladimir
Wertelecki] concluded. This accumulation is most worrisome for pregnant
women. Radiation is an agent that can not only cause birth defects, but
alter the human genome with long-term effects on future generations, he
Prelude to the Destruction of Syria: Another Fake Massacre
Kurt Nimmo - The “massacre” of Tremseh, Syria, reported with standard
sensationalistic fanfare over the weekend by the establishment media is
another war propaganda fabrication. Billed as “Syria’s
Bloodiest Massacre” by Newsweek and Bloomberg, the event supposedly
occurred on July 12 in the Sunni Muslim village of Tremseh in Hama
US Ship Mistakenly Fires On Friendly Boat Off Dubai, As Russia Condemns
Saudi Treatment Of Religious Protesters
Zero Hedge - Those trigger happy US sailors are causing some diplomatic
headaches again for Hillary Clinton who this time has no Syrian
anti-aircraft missiles to blame, by firing on a friendly ship, killing
one and injuring three, off the coast of Dubai. Per the AP: "A U.S.
Consulate official in Dubai says an American vessel has fired on a boat
off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, killing one person and
injuring three. The official gave no further details, but it appears the
boat could have been mistaken as a threat in Gulf waters not far from
Iran's maritime boundaries.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Welcome to London! Royal Navy's largest warship sails down
the Thames as armed forces put on show of strength for Olympics
Daily Mail - The largest warship in the British Navy's fleet and
thousands of additional soldiers have arrived in London to ensure
security is not breached during 2012 Olympics.... Security of the global
sporting event has been at the top of London Major Boris Johnson's
agenda this week after contractor G4S admitted it needed additional
soldiers to plug a 3,500 staffing shortfall.
For First Time in 50 Years, U.S. Cargo Ship Delivers Goods Directly to
All Gov - The cargo ship Ana Cecilia, carrying humanitarian goods
directly from the United States to Cuba, arrived in Havana Bay on
Friday, the first direct shipment since President John Kennedy imposed a
U.S. embargo on Cuba in February 1962. He did so as a way of trying to
force change on the communist government there, but the regime of the
Castro brothers and their associates remains firmly ensconced.
Anger after Bill Gates gives £6m to British lab to develop GM crops
London Independent - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given
British scientists a multi-million pound grant to develop GM crops...
But the decision by the Gates Foundation to invest substantial funds in
technology that has been promising an agricultural revolution for almost
two decades provoked anger last night. The money would have been better
spent on proven bio-tech techniques and cheap "agro-ecology sustainable
practices" (low-input, traditional, organic) that have the potential to
meet global food needs and yield long-term food security, said Dr
Michael Antoniou, a molecular geneticist from King's College London's
PHOTOS: Sayonara atomic energy: Biggest anti-nuclear rally hits Tokyo
RT - “If we don’t do anything and stay silent, it means we agree in
restarting the nuclear plants,” said the protesters, led by
Nobel-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe. Organizers put the number of
attendees at 170,000-200,000; this makes the demonstration the largest
in 50 years. Over 7.4 million signatures have been collected for a
petition demanding a phase-out for nuclear power.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Needles found in sandwiches on Delta flights from Amsterdam
Delta Air Lines Inc said it was working with federal authorities
after what appeared to be sewing needles were found in food on
four U.S.-bound flights that left Sunday from Amsterdam,
injuring one passenger.
Law of the Sea treaty dead
Washington Times - The Law of the Sea Treaty now has 34 senators
opposed and thus will not have the Senate votes for
ratification, a key opponent of the treaty announced Monday.
Critics of the treaty had argued that LOST would require the
U.S. to subject its sovereignty to an international body,
require U.S. businesses to pay royalties for resource
exploitation, and subject the U.S. to unwieldy environmental
regulations as defined in the treaty.... With 34 senators
against the misguided treaty, LOST will not be ratified by the
Senate this year,” Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican,
said in a statement on his website.
YouTube: Inside of Bohemian Grove 2012
RT - RT correspondent Abby Martin is on the ground and she is
bringing the latest on what's really going on there.
As Syrian crisis deepens, Obama cites ‘Captive Nations’ week
washingtontimes.com - As critics accuse President Obama of a
weak response to the political and humanitarian crisis in Syria,
the president quietly signed an order Monday proclaiming
“Captive Nations Week.” “As individuals rise to demand their
universal rights, the United States stands with them in pursuit
of equality, justice, and freedom,” the president declared in
the order. “And as long as there are people who live in the
darkness of oppression, America will remain their steadfast
friend, linked by a common dream and our common ideals.”
YouTube: Fast & Furious Staged to Pass UN Gun Treaty
Aaron Dykes examines the long-standing United Nations agenda to
Related video/articles here.
VIDEO: Tom Woods Nullification Documentary Wins at Film Festival
Daily Paul - Via Tom Woods.com: I just heard the great news that
Nullification: The Rightful Remedy won best feature-length
documentary at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. The screening was
packed and the audience was enthusiastic, but this news is just
thrilling. Congratulations to Jason Rink, whose hard work made
the project possible.
VIDEO: Congressman tells Conservative Activists that fighting
for the Constitution is a losing battle!
UniteInAction.org - What happens when a Republican Congressman
tells Conservative Activists that fighting for the Constitution
is a losing battle? Watch the fireworks as Unite In Action's
Director of Legal Affairs KrisAnne Hall and 912 Project National
Co-Chair, Unite In Action President, Stephani Scruggs respond.
Chicago 'cop' collecting $1.2 million without ever working a day
RT - Barnes was in the police academy for barely a week when, in
1997, he collapsed five-blocks into “a slow jogging exercise.”
He was admitted immediately to a local hospital, diagnosed with
heat stroke and treated for both kidney and liver failure.
Fifteen years later, Barnes still receives tax-free disability
payments from the police force — and will continue to do so
until death. By the time he reaches retirement age — and is
granted a full police pension — he is expected to have earned
around $1.2 million from the city.
VIDEO: Media Ron Paul delegate plurality scam
Examiner - Monday morning was host to the fulfillment of a new
program run by the establishment's media. One that fully
displays the totality of its desperation and a willingness to do
whatever it takes to make sure Ron Paul doesn't become the
nominee.... It doesn't matter that, back in May, Ron Paul
had already won a five state plurality of delegates, the
majority of delegates from any particular state, five being the
minimum needed to appear on the first ballot at the RNC.
Although reluctantly and somewhat quietly, it was even reported
on at the time by the same establishment media that Paul had
accomplished that hurdle.
Yes, Romney Perjured Himself
Daily Beast - The claim that he committed a felony by falsely
reporting his role at Bain Capital under oath is what has really
gotten under Romney’s skin. But it seems pretty clear to me that
he signed a federal financial disclosure form, under the penalty
of perjury, saying he had not been involved “in any way” with
Bain after he left for Utah in February 1999. That’s a strong
statement. And it is directly undercut by Romney’s own statement
in his 2002 attempt to prove residency to run for governor:
Ben Swann: Three Facts About A Candidate's Name Being Placed
Into Nomination at RNC
Daily Paul - Via Ben Swann's Facebook Page: I have been in touch
with a member of the RNC Rules committee over the past 4 days
and have been able to confirm a few FACTS about the nomination
YouTube: FOX News Admits Romney Cannot Win Without Ron Paul
Published on Jul 16, 2012 by matlarson10.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 7/16/12: Audit the Fed
Inflation is a Monetary Phenomenon by Ron Paul: Later this month
Congress will have an unprecedented opportunity to force the
Federal Reserve to provide meaningful transparency to lawmakers
and taxpayers. HR 459, my bill known as "Audit the Fed," is
scheduled for a vote before the full Congress in July.
Feds OK Florida access to citizens list
AP - In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has
agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to
challenge people's right to vote if they are suspected of not
being U.S. citizens. The agreement, made in a letter to Florida
Gov. Rick Scott's administration that was obtained by The
Associated Press, grants the state access to a list of resident
noncitizens maintained by the Homeland Security Department. The
Obama administration had denied Florida's request for months but
relented after a judge ruled in the state's favor in a related
IRS has no legal basis to collect Affordable Care Act tax - It's
all an act!
(NaturalNews) According to the law, the IRS will not be
permitted to freeze the bank accounts of taxpayers who choose
not to purchase health insurance, nor will the agency be allowed
to garnish wages. The IRS also does not have the authority to
levy interest charges on those who choose not to pay the
penalties. The only thing the IRS is permitted to do under the
new law is withhold tax refunds from those that are due them,
and that do not purchase health insurance. Since the majority of
tax filers every year are owed refunds, the IRS hopes the threat
of not receiving one will be enough to convince the American
public to comply with the federal government's forced health
Consumer bureau to police credit reporting bureaus
AP - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday that
it will start supervising the 30 largest firms that make up 94
percent of the industry. That includes the three big credit
reporting firms: Equifax Inc., Experian and TransUnion. This
marks the first time that a single government agency will take
an active role in policing credit bureaus, according to industry
experts. The Fair Credit Reporting Act currently requires them
to keep accurate information about consumers.
World’s Most Prestigious Financial Agency – Called the “Central
Banks’ Central Bank” – Slams U.S. Economic Policy
Washington’s Blog - The central banks’ central bank, the Bank of
International Settlements or “BIS” – which is the world’s most
prestigious mainstream financial body – has slammed the policy
of America’s economic leaders. This is especially dramatic given
that the banks own the Federal Reserve, and that the Federal
Reserve and other central banks – in turn – own BIS. In other
words, BIS is criticizing one of its main owners.
Artificial Weather Revealed by Post 9-11 Flight Groundings
Green Med Info - In the three days that followed the 9/11
terrorist attacks, when all commercial flights above the
continental US were suddenly suspended, a veil was lifted on the
profound, though until that point unconfirmed, effects that
aviation-associated artificial clouds are having on our
planetary environment.... The post-9/11 grounding of all
commercial aircraft resulted in the sudden disappearance of
condensation trails (contrails) from jet aircraft across the
entire United States. According to the Nature study, the
potential of contrails "...from jet aircraft to affect
regional-scale surface temperatures has been debated for
years...," but it was not until the three-day grounding period
that doubts concerning the existence of the phenomenon could be
put to rest.
Pepsi Isn’t The Only Company That Uses Aborted Fetal Cells As
(KipNews) Children of God for Life is calling on the public to
boycott products of major food companies that are partnering
with Senomyx, a biotech company that produces artificial flavor
enhancers, unless the company stops using aborted fetal cell
lines to test their products.
Exclusive: Glaxo whistleblower goes public with shocking details
of bribery, marketing fraud and other pharma crimes
(NaturalNews) Whistleblower Blair Hamrick recently joined Mike
Adams on the Health Ranger Report for a video interview. In this
astonishing interview, Blair describes his firsthand knowledge
of the "bribery" of physicians, the push for off-label marketing
of drugs for unapproved health conditions, the illegal marketing
of drugs to children, how 80 percent of physicians were willing
to be "on the take," and other astonishing details from behind
the scenes of the criminally-operated medical mafia known as Big
The full video interview is available on YouTube here.
Science proves that cranberries stop urinary tract infections,
but it's still illegal to say so
(NaturalNews) A fresh review of previously compiled literature
on the healing power of cranberries once again affirms that
drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements is a
great way to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Published
in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, the updated
findings have the potential to change the mainstream approach to
preventing and treating UTIs, that is if the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) does not censor the truth.
Radiation - How to protect yourself from its effects safely and
(NaturalNews) Whether concern stems from the possible exposure
to drifting radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant in Japan or from every day sources of non-ionizing
radiation (i.e., cell phones, computers, Wi-Fi,smart meters,
etc.), exposure to radiation is a reality.
Dietetic Association’s Latest Power Grab
ANH - They want to make sure that only Registered Dietitians,
not certified nutritionists with Master’s degrees and PhDs, will
be eligible for insurance reimbursements! We’ve reported
previously on how the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
formerly the American Dietetic Association (AND/ADA), is
attempting to create a monopoly on the practice of nutrition
services and counseling, cornering the market by excluding other
qualified professionals by law relying on a state-by-state,
restrictive licensure scheme. (They’re not the only profession
that uses licensure as a means to eliminate competition, but
this is one of the most egregious examples we have seen, and one
that could affect your health!)
YouTube: Anti-Depressants Killing Sex Drive, Triggering Suicide
RT - A Recent study on antidepressants has shown that the drugs
have some serious side effects: those taking certain
prescriptions could lose their sex drive. It sounds like the
whole nation's sexuality is under a threat as, according to the
statistics, one in ten Americans takes antidepressants. And it's
not only libido people are losing - many of these meds induce
anxiety and double the risk of suicide. Psychologist and author
Bruce Levine joins RT's Liz Wahl to discuss the issue.
German Study Says Condoms Contain Cancer-causing Chemical
Deutsche Welle - The Chemical and Veterinary Investigation
Institute said it had found the carcinogen N-Nitrosamine in 29
of 32 types of condoms it tested. The condoms, which were kept
in a solution with artificial sweat, exuded huge amounts of
cancer-causing N-Nitrosamine from its rubber coating.
Researchers measured amounts of N-Nitrosamine, that were way
above the prescribed limits for other rubber products such as
baby pacifiers. “N-Nitrosamine is one of the most carcinogenic
substances,” the study’s authors said. “There is a pressing need
for manufacturers to tackle this problem.”
VIDEO: Pentagon Releases “Comics” for Globalist Domination
Kurt Nimmo The government is spending your hard-earned money on
a slick propaganda effort called “America’s Army Comics,” a
“free” iPad and Android tablet app that will allow readers to
experience combat and other “issues” in a digital format. “We
decided to do a mobile app format because it allows us to do a
lot of really innovative things that we hadn’t seen comic books
do before,” executive producer Mike Barnett told Fox News.
Verizon Claims Right to “Edit” What You See on the Internet
All Gov - In its legal brief filed with the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the DC Circuit, Verizon lawyers claim the FCC has
exceeded its regulatory authority by trying to dictate how ISPs
control the flow of information across their networks. More
importantly, the company claims the net neutrality rules violate
its First Amendment and Fifth Amendment rights. As Verizon sees
it, “broadband networks are the modern-day microphone by which
their owners [e.g. Verizon] engage in First Amendment speech.”
Furthermore, the company should be allowed to act like a
newspaper does, selectively choosing what information should be
allowed to stay and what should be selected out.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Plan For Your Fall Garden – Now Is The Time
Survival Farm - Timing the planting of your fall garden is
critical. When planting a fall garden time is not on your side.
Being even a few days late planting your fall garden can be the
difference in a good fall harvest or having a fall frost kill
your garden before you can harvest any vegetables!
10 Things to plant in your Fall garden.
Wisconsin Town Barred from Imposing Strict Anti-Pollution
Rules against Factory Farms
OCA - The Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt a blow to
environmentalists concerned about water pollution from huge
livestock farms Wednesday, when it said communities couldn't set
stricter standards than the state. The ruling was believed to be
the first decision by a state Supreme Court in about a
half-dozen cases pitting neighbors and small farmers throughout
the Midwest against so-called factory farms, which can have
hundreds or even thousands of animals. Similar cases have been
filed in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and
Oklahoma, and the decision was closely watched.
Today in History - Monday - July 16, 2012
1774 - Russia and the Ottoman Empire signed the treaty of
Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.
1779 - American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony
1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established
as the permanent seat of the United States Government.
1791 - Louis XVI was suspended from office until he agreed to ratify
1845 - The New York Yacht Club hosted the first American boating
1862 - David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the U.S.
1875 - The new French constitution was finalized.
1926 - The first underwater color photographs appeared in "National
Geographic" magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida
1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to make use
of parking meters.
1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered the preparations to begin on the
invasion of England, known as Operation Sea Lion.
1942 - French police officers rounded up 13,000 Jews and held them
in the Winter Velodrome. The round-up was part of an agreement
between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport
French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews.
1944 - Soviet troops occupied Vilna, Lithuania, in their drive
1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test
at Alamogordo, NM.
1957 - Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record
when he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23
minutes and 8 seconds.
1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the
first manned mission to land on the moon.
1970 - The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three
1973 - Alexander P. Butterfield informed the Senate committee
investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of recorded
1979 - Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq after forcing Hasan
al-Bakr to resign.
1981 - After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan
changed the name of their cars to Nissan.
2005 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
was released. It was the sixth in the Harry Potter series. The book
sold 6.9 million copies on its first day of release.
West is using 'blackmail' in new draft of UN resolution on Syria -
RT - Western governments are trying to blackmail Russia into supporting
their interpretation of the Syrian resolution, said Russia’s Foreign
Minister. They have threatened to end the UN observer mission if an
agreement is not reached. “If our western partners do not recognize the
fact that if they block our resolution to the conflict then the UN
observer mission will have to withdraw from Syria, it will be
regrettable indeed,” said Minister Lavrov.
Iran prepares to shut down Strait of Hormuz
WND - Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Hassan
Firouzabali said that military plans have been drawn up to close the
Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, but added Iranian forces won’t
shut it down until they receive the go-ahead from Iran Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei. In addition to drawing up plans for the
strait’s closure and awaiting permission from Iran’s supreme leader, the
Iranian Parliament, or Majlis, still needs to give final approval.
The South China Sea: From Bad to Worse
Kirk Spitzer - Whether the U.S. can avoid being dragged into a shooting
match will depend on how far Beijing and its unruly mix of military,
maritime and natural resources agencies choose to push their claims. And
whether China’s increasingly frustrated neighbors decide to push back.
Last week’s regional security talks in Cambodia were a step in the wrong
direction. China refused to look at a written code of conduct being
drafted to govern navigation, resources and related issues in the South
China Sea, one of the world’s most important waterways. It also blocked
discussion – let alone resolution — of the conflicting territorial
claims in the region.
Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes
Reuters - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt
since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.... The assault
on her motorcade came on a day Clinton spoke at the newly re-opened U.S.
consulate in Alexandria, addressing accusations the United States, which
had long supported former President Hosni Mubarak, of backing one
faction or another in Egypt following his ouster last year. "I want to
be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of
choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which of course we
cannot," Clinton said.
Monsanto linked to coup that ousted Paraguayan president
(NaturalNews) The political system in Paraguay is undergoing some major
turmoil right now following the forced impeachment of former President
Fernando Lugo, a "left-of-center" politician democratically voted into
office by the people of Paraguay back in 2008. And among those who
initiated and brought about this controversial coup was multinational
biotechnology giant Monsanto, which was apparently threatened by Lugo's
resistance against the company's genetically-modified (GM) crop agenda.
Monitoring 'enemy moves': Iran 'vigilant' over US presence in Gulf
RT - Iran warns it’s closely monitoring the “enemy’s” moves from the
Caribbean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The statement comes after Washington
is reported to have dispatched a fourth aircraft carrier and a fleet of
underwater drones to Gulf waters. Iran’s intelligence systems are
tracking all the activities of the US forces and its allies from the
Caribbean Sea to the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf, says Rear Admiral
Javad Mashidi, the deputy commander of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolution
Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy.
Britain MI6 behind assassination of Iran nuclear scientists: Analyst
Press TV - An American military analyst says Britain’s foreign
intelligence agency, MI6 has facilitated assassination of Iranian
nuclear scientists in cahoots with the Western media machine.
Bounty Hunters Unleashed on Crooked Bankers
Wealth Wire - Iceland has potentially set a new trend in the finance
community. According to Business Insider, their government has hired an
ex-cop; a white collar crime bounty hunter [Ólafur Þór Hauksson] who
wants to make sure the bankster criminals pay the price for their
elaborate crimes.... The good news for him [Hauksson] is that he’s not
working alone. He’s got 100 top-notch researches rigorously working
around the clock to help make this a smoother and quicker process.
Canada’s Effort to Criminalize Criticism of Israel
Aletho News - Israel’s siege of Gaza has made it a “closed zone” – no
access, no exit, cut off from the world. By attempting to shut down
criticism of Israel’s practices, Canadian supporters of the government
of Israel are creating another “closed zone” in Canada – in which
criticism, open debate, and freedom of expression will not be allowed.
Stolen Haitian Relief Money
Op Ed News - Instead of relief going to help Haitians, it's given to
profiteering companies and NGOs. Haitians then and now ask where did the
money go? It hasn't helped them. Washington diverted the largest amount.
Instead of helping, it sent in the marines, let contracts for corporate
predators, and funded well-connected profiteering NGOs. Haitians got
hardly anything. They're still waiting for desperately needed aid.
CDC Pushes Measles Vaccine Ahead of London Olympics
Melissa Melton - This week, the CDC released a digital press kit
entitled “Traveler’s Health: 2012 London Olympics” urging everyone to
get their vaccinations before they leave... The measles vaccine,
however, is no longer produced for standalone sale in the United States.
The only way to get a measles inoculation is to take a combination
vaccine: either a measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) shot or an MMR and
varicella (MMRV) shot. The only company that currently produces these
shots for sale in America is Big Pharma fraud Merck and Company, Inc.
Doctors' basic errors are killing 1,000 patients a month
Independent UK - Almost 12,000 patients are dying needlessly in NHS
hospitals every year because of basic errors by medical staff, according
to the largest and most detailed study into hospital deaths ever
performed in the UK.... Helen Hogan, who led the study, said: "We found
medical staff were not doing the basics well enough – monitoring blood
pressure and kidney function, for example. They were also not assessing
patients holistically early enough in their admission so they didn't
miss any underlying condition. And they were not checking
side-effects... before prescribing drugs."
VIDEO: Is Canada's plastic money melting?
LA Times - Does Canada's plastic money have a heat problem? According to
reports in the Canadian news, the polymer bills are melting in extreme
heat -- shriveling up like bacon, and occasionally sticking together
when left in a hot car.
VIDEO: Visit Sunny Chernobyl: Author Says Nuclear Meltdown Good for the
Aaron Dykes - Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, author and
environmentalist Andrew Blackwell heralded the beauty of Chernobyl, a
man-made disaster, now a wasteland, where he found a shining desolate
place that humans had vacated, and now returned to nature. Part of a
‘love letter to pollution,’ Blackwell discusses his book Visit Sunny
Chernobyl, sounding off in poetic language “Paradoxically, perversely,
the accident may actually have been good for this environment.”
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Auditors say billions likely wasted in Iraq work
AP - After years of following the paper trail of $51 billion in
U.S. taxpayer dollars provided to rebuild a broken Iraq, the
U.S. government can say with certainty that too much was wasted.
But it can't say how much. In what it called its final audit
report, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq
Reconstruction Funds on Friday spelled out a range of accounting
weaknesses that put "billions of American taxpayer dollars at
risk of waste and misappropriation" in the largest
reconstruction project of its kind in U.S. history.
Never Mind: Military Doesn’t Think Iran’s
Missiles Will Reach U.S. After All
Wired - Another year, another Pentagon report on Iran’s military
power. Which means another round of imprecise predictions about
when Iran may first test an intercontinental ballistic missile.
But this time, the Pentagon no longer believes a future Iranian
missile will be able to strike America. And another reason not
to worry: Even if Iran does develop one, it’ll probably suck.
VIDEO: Tiny 2-Foot Bomb Could Be ‘Months’ Away From Drone War
Wired - That would open new worlds of possibility for the U.S.
drone arsenal. There are a lot more small drones than there are
Preds and Reapers. The small-fry robots are used as flying
spies, since they’re too lightweight to arm — until now. The
Small Tactical Munition is supposed to arm the Shadow, a drone
that’s only 12 feet long. The U.S. fleet of killer drones would
significantly increase. Alternatively, the existing, large
killer drone fleet could carry far more weapons than they
NSA Whistleblower: Spy Agency Gathering Info on ‘Virtually Every
AntiWar.com - National Security Agency whistleblower William
Binney said on Friday that the US government is secretly
gathering information “about virtually every US citizen in the
country,” in “a very dangerous process” that violates Americans’
privacy. Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001 over its
sweeping domestic surveillance program, delivered a keynote
address at the HOPE Number 9 hackers conference in New York.
“They’re pulling together all the data about virtually every
U.S. citizen in the country…and assembling that information,”
DHS – Praise Lord Obama and Pass the Ammunition
Activist Post - The following chart demonstrates the frequency,
quantity, and variety of ammunition the Department of Homeland
Security has awarded to a variety of providers since Mr. Obama
took office in January 2009. Solicitation and award
notifications are available upon request. As you can see by the
chart, no weapon or caliber is forgotten. From the mundane to
the exotic ammunition, the Department of Homeland Security has
purchased them by the thousands.
In Vast Effort, F.D.A. Spied on E-Mails of Its Own Scientists
NY Times - A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and
Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used
an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of
e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to
members of Congress, lawyers, labor officials, journalists and
even President Obama, previously undisclosed records show.
YouTube: Bohemian Grove: Orgy of Power for Global Elite
RT Jul 13, 2012 - For the last 133 years, the world's wealthiest
and most powerful elite gather at the Bohemian Grove in the
Redwood forest of Monte Rio, CA where they network, discuss
policy, party and perform mock sacrificial rituals. Yet, little
people know about this secretive meeting of CEOs and political
bigwigs because there is virtually no media coverage of the
event. So what is really happening at the Bohemian Grove? RT
correspondent Abby Martin sets out to find out for herself.
VIDEO: Arrest at Occupy Bohemian Grove 2012
The Trenches - Cindy Sheehan at the Bohemian Grove protest and
senior citizen Doug Miller, being arrested at occupy bohemian
grove by sergeant Williams with Sonoma County Sheriff. assaulted
Occupiers to protest Bohemian Grove
RT July 14, 2012 - Demonstrators from around the world will
descend on a plot of land around 70 miles north of San
Francisco, California this week, but they won’t be granted
access to see what actually happens between the members of one
of Earth’s most unknown secret societies: Bohemian Grove. That
shroud of secrecy that has surrounded the gathering since its
start over a century ago — and what happens beneath it — is
exactly why hundreds are expected to turn out in Monte Rio,
California to protest the ongoing erosion of a democratic
Alaska sues to block low-sulfur fuel requirement for ships
Reuters - The state of Alaska sued the Obama administration on
Friday to block environmental regulations that would require
ships sailing in southern Alaska waters to use low-sulfur
fuel.... The lawsuit faults the EPA, the Department of Homeland
Security and others for using a marine treaty amendment as the
basis for the new federal regulations without waiting for
ratification of that amendment by the U.S. Senate. The Alaska
Department of Law said in a statement that the low-sulfur-fuel
requirement would be costly, jacking up prices for products
shipped by marine vessel and harming Alaska's cruise industry.
Clearwater, Florida poised to institute more laws that target
Tampa Bay Times - Sitting or lying down on sidewalks or other
public rights of way on Clearwater Beach, downtown or in the
East Gateway neighborhood could mean a $500 fine, 60 days in
jail or both. The sitting ban is among a flurry of new
ordinances the City Council will consider Monday as part of its
crackdown on homeless people. The council also could drop the
hammer on sleeping outside, panhandling and bathing in public
sinks. Like public sitting, each crime would be an arrestable
Ron Paul: Romney Campaign Scared to Let Me Speak at GOP
The Hill - The Texas Republican candidate for president said he
thinks the prospects of him having the Tampa platform to
energize his “Ronvolution” movement of supporters — who buck
traditional GOP staples such as war funding and are in favor of
more radical ideas such as auditing the Federal Reserve —
intimidates some in the Republican leadership, including former
Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-Mass.) campaign.
Ron Paul: My Supporters Wouldn’t be Okay With Condoleezza Rice
Capital Column - - Speculation about Ms. Rice’s future with the
GOP skyrocketed after the Drudge Report listed the former Bush
administration official as Governor Romney’s top vice
presidential candidate. ABC News says that the Drudge Report’s
list is especially noteworthy because there are ties between
Matt Drudge and several Romney staffers. Rumors about Ms. Rice’s
future with the GOP have been increasing in number over the last
few months, as the Romney campaign continues to vet potential
running mates for the former Massachusetts governor.... However,
Ms. Rise has categorically denied any interested in being Mr.
Romney’s running mate. “I didn’t run for student council
president. I don’t see myself in any way in elected office,” Ms.
Rice told CBS “This Morning.” “I love policy. I’m not
particularly fond of politics.”
Daily Paul - Our numbers--we believed going in--were at about
40% of the total delegates. As I told many people, we didn't
have the majority. I also told a number of people that how well
we did would probably depend on how well the Romney forces were
organized, and how many folks in rural areas decided to stay
home and irrigate their corn instead of coming to the
convention. Based on the credentials report, attendance was at
about 96% of the elected delegates--an extraordinary number,
really. Of course that made our job tougher, since we looked to
be behind by about a 60-40 split. Related video here.
Iowa Republican says government illegitimate, declares herself
Raw Story - An Iowa woman who was running for a state Senate
seat has dropped that bid after deciding the U.S. government is
a sham, and has instead unilaterally declared herself a U.S.
Senator from the Republic of Iowa in an alternative government,
Republic for the United States of America.
Army suicides-the most alarming tragedy in the US
cursory glance at recent media reporting exposes the important
issues we Americans are most concerned about – the looming
presidential election, our long-suffering economic condition,
the Penn State scandal and Tom and Katie’s break up. If you’re
interested in our military’s involvement in Afghanistan, our
successes and failures, the names of those killed, etc., then
you’ll have to search more aggressively. The fact is, America’s
media, and perhaps the American people, have generally lost
interest in the decade-long war.
Insurance companies, government steals life insurance benefits
from PTSD veterans who commit suicide
(NaturalNews) Families of four veterans diagnosed with
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tours of duty in
combat zones who committed suicide after returning home are
charging Prudential Insurance and the Department of Veterans
Affairs with refusing to pay life insurance benefits they are
Letters of SC soldier killed in Vietnam come home
Refreshing News - Four letters from a courageous South Carolina
soldier who tried to tell his family about the fearsome battles
that raged around him in Vietnam were returned to his family
Saturday, some 40 years after he was killed.
Transcript Reveals FED Assisted Banks In LIBOR
Alexander Higgins - A transcript from the NY Federal Reserve
reveals that the Federal Reserve know that global banking cartel
was manipulating the most important interest rate in the world –
The London Inter-Bank Overnight Rate (LIBOR) and they knew the
rates they were posting were not honest numbers.
Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of
Baltimore Sun - The city is suing more than a dozen major banks,
claiming the institutions conspired to manipulate the London
Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor. This is a benchmark used to
set interest rates on variable-rate credit cards and mortgages
plus trillions of dollars' worth of financial instruments,
including some purchased by the city of Baltimore.
Visa, MasterCard in $7.25bn swipe-free settlement
Press TV - Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and banks that issue their
credit cards have agreed to a $7.25 billion settlement with U.S.
retailers in what could be the largest antitrust settlement in
U.S. history, according to Reuters. The settlement would resolve
a lawsuit over the fixing of credit and debit card fees filed by
retailers in 2005, Reuters and other media outlets reported
after the settlement papers were filed Friday in a federal court
How Your Bank Account Could Disappear
ETF Daily News - We are being led to believe by the Corporate
Media (another unreliable source) that this problem is only a
risk for all individuals with “brokerage” accounts, however as
we piece together all the pieces of the puzzle (already
revealed) this is what we see before us...
YouTube: Welcome to Toledo - Living large with food stamps &
section 8 in America's 8th Most Miserable City
The U.S. Gov't and city of Toledo squandered 115 million dollars
to build 800 homes for lower income people. That equates to
approximately 140,000 per house. Today, many of the homes are
Taxpayer-aided homes sit vacant...
27 Things That Every American Should Know About The National
Economic Collapse - The U.S. government has stolen
$15,876,457,645,132.66 from future generations of Americans, and
we continue to add well over a hundred million dollars to that
total every single day day. The 15 trillion dollar binge that we
have been on over the past 30 years has fueled the greatest
standard of living the world has ever seen, but this wonderful
prosperity that we have been enjoying has been a lie. It isn’t
A payday loan can stop you getting a mortgage: Worrying news
for three million who have needed fast cash
Daily Mail July 13, 2012 - Millions of borrowers who have taken
out payday loans are being blacklisted by banks and building
societies on the grounds they are too risky to lend to, it
emerged yesterday. Families forced to turn to the short-term
loans – often charged extortionate interest rates, as high as
16,000 per cent in some cases – are routinely being refused
VIDEO: Souders v. Bank of America -- BoA & Michele Sjolander
nailed on robo stamping, timely removal and default judgment.
Mortgage Movies - Bank of America is facing some serious issues
as it attempts to remove Plaintiff Lorayne Souders' Fraud
lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Some of these issues include failure to
answer her complaint, untimely removal (they filed removal on
and robo stamping, which may have been done in post hoc fashion
in an attempt to cover their tracks after the note never reached
the trust pool.... a REMIC violation of course. A New York Court
slammed BoA and the same exact cast of characters for such
conduct in Bank of NY v. Alderazi, 929 NYS 2nd. 198 (2011).
YouTube: Replacing A Smart Meter With A Safe Analog Meter
FreedomTaker.com - Your "SMART METER" is a surveillance device
that monitors your "energy consumption behavior" and it emits
biologically destructive "pulsed" radiation in your home, and it
is UNLAWFUL because your power company has no easement (rightful
access) to do that!!
How privacy-conscious consumers are fooling, hacking smart
(NaturalNews) Curiously, in all this haste to accomplish the
government's energy program, no federal safeguards seem to have
been designed to protect customer information from being
accessed by others - information that smart meters could be
sending (the activist group may have a point on this one).
Worse, it appears that smart meters themselves are not an
impregnable fortress - the meter can be subject to hacking.
How antibiotics destroy your immune system
(NaturalNews) The absolute worst thing to do to any infant is to
give them an antibiotic. Antibiotics indiscriminately kill
bacteria, both good and bad. One round of antibiotics will
permanently change the baby's immune system, and because a
majority of neuro-chemicals are also made in the gut, the baby's
neurology is also altered. The antibiotics that have been touted
as the savior of mankind from disease are costing us in cancer
and degenerative, chronic diseases.
Eating Antibiotic-Fed Chicken Leading to Bladder Infection Spike
Natural Society - In case anyone still doesn't mind eating
antibiotic-fed chicken, hear this. Conventionally-raised
chickens have been linked to urinary tract infections in people.
Eating the antibiotic-fed chicken can especially lead to a
urinary tract infection in women.
Prescription drugs' side effects are especially dangerous for
(NaturalNews) Researchers in Britain have found that commonly
used drugs prescribed to half of those that are 65 or older lead
to an increased incidence of death and mental health decline,
especially when the drugs are prescribed in combination. The
researchers' findings, which was published in the August 2011
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggest that these
types of drugs negatively affect the brain and increase the risk
of decline and death. The study found that patients taking a
combination of prescription drugs were at greater risk.
6 charts that show the Welfare State run amok
AEIdeas - The original purpose of Medicaid was to provide
improved healthcare access for poor people, while not turning
the safety net into a trap. Under President Obama’s Affordable
Care Act, Medicaid will be greatly exapnded beyond what Congress
originally intended. In fact, as these charts show, it has
already expanded beyond what Congress surely originally
envisioned and, in the process, has created a terrible fiscal
problem for the United States.
Treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease naturally
(NaturalNews) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is
surging throughout the Western industrial world to become the
most common liver disease. In the USA alone, over 30 million are
afflicted with NAFLD. It can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer,
and even liver failure. NAFLD is not from boozing too much, nor
is it from Hepatitis B or C. It's from our modern diet also
known as SAD (standard American diet), which has spread to other
nations and continents.
Rocket Fuel Chemical Contaminating Your Food and Water
Natural Society - There’s nothing quite like an ice-cold glass
of rocket fuel on a summer afternoon. Perchlorate, a key
ingredient in rocket fuel, can be found in almost everybody in
America. Perchlorate in drinking water has been an issue for
quite some time, and has been contaminates our ground and
drinking water and everything quenched by it—people, lettuce,
White House gives Homeland Security control of all
RT - The White House has finally responded to criticism over US
President Barack Obama’s hushed signing last week... Now the
Obama administration is addressing those complaints by calling
the Executive Order a necessary implement for America’s national
security. “The [order] recognizes the creation of DHS and
provides the Secretary the flexibility to organize the
communications systems and functions that reside within the
department as [Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano]
believes will be most effective,” White House spokeswoman
Caitlin Hayden tells the Washington Post.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Growing Celery: Grow a New Bunch Indoors or Outdoors
The Kitchn - Don't toss that celery base! Did you know you can
use it to re-grow a new bunch of celery? It's apparently quite
simple: just stand the base in a small dish of water for a week
or so until new leaves appear in the center. The leaves will be
yellow at first, and once they really emerge and turn green, you
can plant the celery in the ground or in a pot. [Note: To avoid
BPA, always use a clay, or BPA-free container for potting.]
Easy, Year-Round Worm Composting
Mother Earth News - New blogger Stan Slaughter discusses a
method for producing vermicompost in large quantities in all
seasons of the year.
Real Life Story of Supplement Free Pet Food
Susan Thixton - A pet owner contacted me recently and shared a
brief story of one of her dogs, how he had changed dramatically
when she took him off all pet foods using synthetic vitamins and
minerals. I wanted to know more. The following is the story of
Tucker - one lucky little dog.
Today in History - Friday - July 13, 2012
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War, George
Washington surrendered the small, circular Fort Necessity in
southwestern Pennsylvania to the French.
1787 - The U.S. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation,
enacted the Northwest Ordinance, which established the rules for
governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the
Union and limiting the expansion of slavery.
1812 - The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in New York City.
1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi
River in Minnesota.
1835 - John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office
for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957
previous patents were not numbered.
1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft began three days of rioting
in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.
1875 - David Brown patented the first cash-carrier system.
1878 - The Congress of Berlin divided the Balkans among European
1896 - Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty became the second major league
player to hit four home runs in a single game.
1931 - A major German financial institution, Danabank, failed. This
led to the closing of all banks in Germany until August 5.
1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that
provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet
1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France
reached an accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two
countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.
1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by
chairman Henry Ford II.
1998 - "Image of an Assassination" went on sale. The video
documentary is of Abraham Zapruder's home video of U.S. President
Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.
1998 - RealNetworks Inc. rolled out a test version of RealSystem G2.
G2 is a streaming video and audio delivery system.
2000 - The United States and Vietnam singed a major trade agreement.
The pact still needed to be approved by the U.S. Congress.
‘WMD’ + ‘ethnic cleansings’ = case to bomb Syria?
RT - US officials say Damascus is moving parts of its chemical weapons
arsenal, an allegation denied by Syrian authorities. Some in Washington
imply that the weapons may be used for “ethnic cleansing”. Syria is
believed to have a large arsenal of chemical weapons, including sarin
nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide, which is undeclared due to the
country not being a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention. The
Wall Street Journal cites unnamed US officials as saying that parts of
the arsenal are being relocated from their storage facilities. The
Syrian government denied the alleged move when asked for comments.
Over 200 killed in Syrian village – opposition
RT - Syrian opposition government forces stormed a village in the
province of Hama on Thursday, killing at least 200 people. Numerous
reports cite opposition activists who themselves quote local witnesses.
The state TV puts the blame on “terrorists”.
Syria forces seize Israel-made arms from rebels
Press TV - Syrian forces have confiscated Israeli-made arms from
anti-government rebels in the west-central city of Hama, Press TV
reports. The country has been the scene of violence by armed groups
since March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of
people, including many security forces. Damascus blames ‘outlaws,
saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest, asserting that it
is being orchestrated from abroad.
War in August? US sends fourth aircraft carrier and dozens of underwater
drones towards Iran
RT - The US Navy has unexpectedly dispatched a fourth aircraft carrier
to the Persian Gulf, along with a fleet of underwater drones in what is
being considered just the latest move in a series of escalations leading
towards a potential war with Iran. The deployment of dozens of small,
unmanned submarine-like watercraft was confirmed by the Los Angeles
Times this week, which cites military officials speaking on condition of
Turkey Skirting Iran Sanctions By Trading Gold For Crude
Free Beacon - Turkey has exchanged nearly 60 tons of gold for several
million tons of Iranian crude oil, despite its promises to uphold
Western sanctions on Iran’s energy sector, according to recent Turkish
reports. By using gold instead of money, Turkey is able to skirt Western
sanctions on Iran’s oil trade, particularly those pertaining to SWIFT,
the global money transfer service that until recently assisted the
Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian financial institutions.
Israel to deploy missile interceptor on Egyptian border
RT - Israel is to install a mobile air defense system at the Egyptian
border, following cross-border attacks in the area, reports the Israeli
media.... The system has been used against Palestinian rocket attacks
from the Gaza Strip in the past and this time "will be placed near Eilat
as part of an operational deployment program which includes changing the
locations of the batteries from time to time,” according to an Israeli
The WHO Fails In Its Effort To Defend Mercury In Vaccines Before the UN
America First Site - Bowing to pressure from the Coalition for
Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD, Inc.) and other organizations, the World
Health Organization (WHO) revealed its 2004 guidelines on eliminating,
reducing, and replacing Thimerosal in vaccines to public health
officials worldwide. WHO made its disclosure before the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) where it met unprecedented resistance to
its defense of the use of neurotoxic mercury in vaccines. “This is a
huge development,” says CoMeD’s Vice President, David Geier, while
speaking at UNEP’s INC4 meeting.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
D.C. to introduce enhanced 911
Washington Post - District residents who enroll in a program to
be announced Thursday will be able to instantly supply emergency
responders with information that includes preexisting medical
conditions, drug allergies and floor plans of their homes when
they call 911, authorities said. The program is available at no
cost to residents, and registration is done online. Those who
sign up will help police, firefighters and other emergency
workers better understand what might await them at the scene of
an emergency, according to city officials.
VIDEO: Louis Freeh: Penn State disregarded children’s safety
Boston Herald - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials
hushed up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky
more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing the
former assistant football coach to prey on other youngsters,
according to a scathing report issued today on the scandal....
After an eight-month investigation, Freeh’s firm produced a
267-page report that concluded that the Hall of Fame coach,
President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice
president Gary Schultz "repeatedly concealed critical facts
relating to Sandusky’s child abuse."
Sears now adds bestiality to its website
WND - Now the store that once served as an American icon for
families has kicked its offerings up a notch, featuring
bestiality in its latest round of promotions. The situation has
been documented by officials with the American Family
Association. (Be aware that the link contains proof of Sears’
offerings with explicit images).
Report: Obama orders U.S. intelligence to
increase surveillance of Israel
World Tribune - Western diplomatic sources said President Barack
Obama has ordered intensified U.S. intelligence on Israel’s
military and government. They said Obama wanted to ensure that
his administration could collect information that would indicate
an Israeli plan to strike either Iran or Syria. “The CIA is
working very closely with the State Department and other
agencies to monitor Israel on a daily basis,” a diplomatic
source said. “Obama has told his people that he does not want to
DoD Report Reveals Some Detainees Interrogated While Drugged,
Others “Chemically Restrained”
truth-out.org - Detainees in custody of the US military were
interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other
medications that "could impair an individual's ability to
provide accurate information," according to a declassified
Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general's report that
probed the alleged use of "mind altering drugs" during
WMD Drill 'Operation Four Aces' Underway in SC
Activist Post - Described as an “exercise” designed to “help
police, fire and emergency officials be better prepared for such
a disaster,” the South Carolina Weapons of Mass Destruction
Specialized Response Team exercise, which is called Operation
Four Aces, began on Monday, July 9 and will continue until
Friday, July 13. According to Leslie Yancey, spokeswoman for the
Horry County Fire Rescue, “officials” from all over South
Carolina will take part in the exercise in order to “test the
interoperability of specialized response teams in the event of
an actual terrorist event in our state.”
Politicians banned from this year's 9/11 ceremony
RT - Things will be especially quiet this year when families
gather in New York City to commemorate the anniversary of the
September 11 terrorist attacks. The 9/11 Foundation is banning
politicians from making speeches at this year’s ceremony....
“This year, the reading of the names by family members will be
the exclusive focus of the program,” Joe Daniels, president and
CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, writes to
family members in a letter published on Wednesday.
Lawmakers Want ‘Made in China’ U.S. Olympic Uniforms Burned
ABC News - Lawmakers were outraged Thursday after an ABC World
News report revealed that the U.S. Olympic team’s opening
ceremony outfits are made in China. Some suggested making a
bonfire with the outfits, which include berets and blazers. “I
think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile
and burn them and start all over again,” Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid, D-Nev., said when asked by ABC News today, “If they
have to wear nothing but a symbol that says USA on it, painted
by hand, that is what they should wear.”
Government to deploy laser-based ‘molecular strip-search’
devices across airports and roadside checkpoints
Mike Adams - In an instant, even without your knowledge, this
device will be able to determine what you ate for breakfast,
whether you’re ovulating, whether you have cancer, how long ago
you consumed alcohol, and even how much adrenaline is currently
pumping through your veins. Everything about you will be
scanned, tracked and logged by the government, then combined
with your search engine logs, web surfing habits, mobile phone
text records, grocery purchasing habits, credit card records and
everything else they have on you to create a total police state
profile of your psychology and behavior.
VIDEO: “I Don’t Need To Stop at a Checkpoint to Prove Who I Am
Because This Is America”
SHTFplan - With local, state and DHS checkpoints randomly
popping up all over America many of our citizens believe that we
must comply with what more often than not amounts to unlawful
requests and orders from law enforcement officials. While
driving through California, Steven Anderson came upon three such
checkpoints and he chose not to play ball with officers who
asked him, among other things, to prove his citizenship, prove
his identity and pull over for further inspection and
Ben Swann: Update on the plurality of States dispute, and
Daily Paul - "An update on the 5 state plurality issue and the
Ron Paul campaign. I have been in contact with a number of
people and here is what I know so far: 1. Paul has a majority of
delegates in at least 7 states. Colorado (but many are
uncommitted), Nevada (which unless a judge intervenes will
probably be considered bound), Massachusetts (where the GOP
de-credentialed delegates), Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Louisana
(which has a combination of bound and unbound delegates, unbound
are Congressional District delegates the vast majority of which
VIDEO: Austin Petersen on RT: Ron Paul Already Has 5 States;
Can Be Nominated at RNC
Daily Paul - Listen starting at 7:00 minute mark. The Republican
National Committee rules state securing five states guarantees
an individual time to speak at the RNC. Austin Petersen,
director of Freedom Works, says Paul already has the numbers to
be nominated at the RNC.
Romney to Host Fundraiser in Jerusalem
rys2sense.com - Mitt Romney will host a fundraising event in
Jerusalem at $60,000 or more per plate on July 29, The Jerusalem
Post learned on Wednesday. Delegates are set to fly in from the
US for the event, which a Republican source said would be “a
small meeting, but a big fundraiser.” Immediately after the
fundraising meeting, Romney will host a conference in Jerusalem,
where he will lay out his Middle East policy. Romney plans to
visit the UK for two days, attending the opening ceremony of the
London Olympics on July 27, before flying to Israel.
San Bernardino bankruptcy: Criminal probe underway
LA Times - Law enforcement officials said Thursday that they
have an open criminal investigation regarding allegations of
misconduct in the city government of San Bernardino, which
announced this week it was going to file for bankruptcy.
Democrats fail to remove cuts to food stamps from farm bill
Guardian - Democrats failed on Wednesday to block Republican
attempts to cut billions of dollars in food assistance to poor
American families, having earlier denounced the plans as an
"abomination" and "immoral".
Federal Reserve predicts new economic crisis
RT - Details from the Fed’s last meeting have been released to
the public, and the minutes from that gathering reveal that the
economists that oversee much of the inner-workings of the
country’s fiscal policy remain concerned with the state of
America. Among the items discussed in the meeting ishow a lack
of initiative on the part of the US Congress could bring further
strain on America’s economy, specifically that a failure to
avert tax hikes and planned massive spending cuts later this
year could be catastrophic.
VIDEO: Libor Explained: Eliot Spitzer on the ‘cartel-style
corruption’ behind Libor scam
Current - “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer, Matt Taibbi, Rolling
Stone contributing editor, and Dennis Kelleher, president and
CEO of Better Markets, analyze the Libor interest rate–rigging
scandal engulfing the banking industry.... Kelleher argues that
the Libor scandal is proof that the financial industry “is
corrupt and rotten to its core.” “The same executives [using]
the same business model that crashed the entire financial system
in ’08 are still running these banks,” he says.
Libor Scandal Could Turn 'Ugly' As U.S. Cities Begin To Sue
Huffington Post - The news on Wednesday that cities and states
are suing some of the world's largest banks over Libor
manipulation shows how this scandal could blow up into one of
history's biggest bank frauds. That's because interest-rate
manipulation might well have kept your town or state from hiring
firefighters or teachers, from paving roads or paying for
indigent care or after-school programs for your kids -- adding
to the human suffering of the economic collapse these same banks
caused in the first place.
Travis County, Texas increases property tax exemption for
Statesman - Travis County homeowners 65 and older and those with
disabilities will get a more generous tax break from the county,
following a vote Tuesday by county commissioners who said they
wanted to lessen the burden for those struggling "in their
golden years." But the gesture will cost the county about $1
million in tax revenue, a cost that commissioners said they were
willing to bear. "We'll just find a way to fund it," County
Judge Sam Biscoe said.
Brutal Gestapo Tactics Are Being Used Against Homeowners All
Activist Post - Property rights are being absolutely shredded
all over America. Buying a piece of land and enjoying it with
your family has always been a big part of the American Dream.
Unfortunately, in the United States today you don't actually own
your own home. If you don't pay your rent (property taxes) your
home will be taken away from you, and you are only allowed to
use your property in very narrowly defined ways.
VIDEO: Maryland Pepco, BGE Customers Will See Bill For 24 Hours
Of Lost Storm Income In Form Of Bill Stabilization Adjustment
WUSA9.com - Some of you will see an extra charge in your next
electric bill because Pepco and BGE lost money when they
couldn't charge customers to deliver power during the storm
outage.... Only regulators in Maryland allow utilities to recoup
lost billings by invoicing customers directly. "Not good. Not
good at all, that's not a good thing," said Maryland power
customer Alice Jenkins "I must call Pepco and ask them about
that." "It's the law," said Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey. "It's
called bill stabilization."
Tube wear detailed at California's troubled nuke plant
Press TV - The generator tubes represent a critical safety
barrier - if a tube breaks, there is the potential that
radioactivity can escape into the atmosphere. Also, serious
leaks can drain protective cooling water from a reactor. In one
troubled generator in Unit 3, 420 tubes have been retired. The
records show another 197 tubes in that generator have between 20
percent and 34 percent wear, meaning they are close to reaching
the point when they would be at risk of breaking. More than 500
others have between 10 percent and 19 percent wear in the tube
California prunes and almonds have detectable levels of
ENENews July 12, 2012 - A fingerprint for radiation from
NYTimes: “Radioactive materials like cesium are brought back to
the surface soil each year by plant growth and pollination”
Contaminated areas of Chernobyl and Fukushima are unlikely to be
hospitable habitats for years to come. In Chernobyl, for
example, the amount of americium-241, a highly radiotoxic
isotope if ingested, is actually increasing as its parent
nuclide, plutonium, decays. Radioactive materials like cesium
are brought back to the surface soil each year by plant growth
Southern California seaweed tests over 500 percent higher for
radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in US
(NaturalNews) High levels of radiation from the Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear disaster reached Pacific shores just days after
the catastrophe occurred, according to a recent study published
in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Tests
conducted on samples of Macrocystis pyrifera, also known as
Giant kelp, revealed the presence of radioactive iodine-131 at
levels 500 percent higher in Southern California than in any
other area of the country tested.
Start Praying for Rain
Mark Sircus - The United States Department of Agriculture has
declared natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties and
26 drought-stricken states, making it the largest natural
disaster in America ever. The declaration—which covers roughly
half of the country—gives farmers and ranchers devastated by
drought access to federal aid, including low-interest emergency
loans. All over America the corn is dying. If drought conditions
persist in the middle part of the country, wheat and soybeans
will be next. Weeks of intense heat combined with
extraordinarily dry conditions have brought many U.S. corn
farmers to the brink of total disaster.
Gluten - The hidden killer
(NaturalNews) In the 1920s, the US government found that animals
fed a diet of white flour developed serious neurological
diseases and died. Instead of banning this deadly product like
they should have, the FDA declared that most white flour
products must be "enriched" with iron and a few vitamins to
"correct" the problem. Unfortunately, this decision has helped
create an even more insidious situation that results in
diabetes, heart disease and cancer for millions of people....
There are 35 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten listed
in a review in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Simple cancer remedies that can give you a fighting chance
(NaturalNews) Evidence-based research has shown that there are
hundreds of known and effective cancer cures. Here are some very
simple protocols that will give you an edge if you are afflicted
Fresh vegetable diet protects against pancreatitis and risk of
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in
Sweden have published the result of a cohort of studies in the
journal Gut (an International Journal of Gastroenterology and
Hepatology) that explains how a vegetable-rich diet is
protective against non-gallstone related acute pancreatitis. The
study was the first broad population-based research body to
investigate how vegetables and fruits influence the risk of
developing pancreatitis and indirectly, the future risk of
Common parasite linked to increased risk of suicide and
(NaturalNews) The parasite in question is known as Toxoplasma
gondii, and infection with it is known as toxoplasmosis. The
most common sources of human exposure are undercooked meat,
unwashed vegetables and the feces of domestic cats. Although
other animals can become infected with the parasite, only cats
shed it in their feces.... The risk of contracting toxoplasmosis
from domestic cats is relatively small, and there is no need for
pregnant women to get rid of their cats. To be safe, however,
pregnant women should avoid changing litter boxes. If they must
change a litter box, pregnant women should wear rubber gloves,
then thoroughly wash their hands.
Centrum vitamins are owned by Pfizer
(NaturalNews) Feeling a little run down? Are you stressed?
Someone in the house ill, and you don't want to get it? In
situations like these, many reach for vitamins. By definition
vitamins are "organic components in food that are needed.... for
maintaining good health." But do you know how to read the
ingredient label on your vitamins? Do you know what those words
mean, where the ingredients come from? Who makes them? Most
Toxic Teeth and the Breast Cancer Connection
Green Med Info - There is no safe level of mercury. Mercury is
the most toxic naturally occurring substance on the planet, yet,
according to the EPA, there is currently over 1 ton of mercury
from amalgam fillings in the mouths of Americans. Over 67
million Americans exceed the exposure of mercury vapors
considered "safe" by the EPA because of the presence of amalgams
in their teeth.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
YouTube: Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawai'i: Genetic
Engineering Chemical Warfare
CALL TO ACTION: For over 20 years, Hawai'i has been the global
center for the open-field testing of Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMO's), including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000
experimental tests have been conducted by Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer,
Syngenta and BASF that spray chemicals on an almost daily basis
on our most valuable lands. They are supported by tax-breaks,
and beneficial relationships with landowners, regulators and
politicians. We estimate GMO companies own or lease 40,000 --
60,000 acres that are sprayed with over 70 different chemicals.
Nature's Variety Dog Food Recall
Susan Thixton - Nature's Variety has issued a nationwide
voluntary recall on Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for
Dogs. Issued 7/12/12. Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary
recall of its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs
due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time. This
product is not contaminated in any way, but some products are
not remaining fresh for the shelf life of the product.
Today in History - Thursday - July 12, 2012
1790 - The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing
for the election of priests and bishops.
1806 - The Confederation of the Rhine was established in Germany.
1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.
1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed the battle where
Union forces repelled Jubal Early's army on the outskirts of
1912 - The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, "Queen
Elizabeth", was shown.
1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the
1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.
1946 - "The Adventures of Sam Spade" was heard on ABC radio for the
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway
modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state
1954 - The Major League Baseball Players Association was organized
in Cleveland, OH.
1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that
there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
1960 - The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.
1974 - John Ehrlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Nixon, and
three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil
rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.
1982 - "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" broke all box-office records by
surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31
days of its opening.
1982 - The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled
off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.
1984 - Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named
U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate.
Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major
1990 - Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his
resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party.
1998 - 1.7 billion people watched soccer's World Cup finals between
France and Brazil. France won 3-0.
2000 - Russia launched the Zvezda after two years of delays. The
module was built to be the living quarters for the International
Space Station (ISS.)
London 2012: Army Reinforcements Called in to Cover G4S Olympics
Guardian - The military has been asked to provide up to 3,500 extra
troops to guard the London Olympics, amid concerns that private security
firm G4S will be unable to deliver the number of staff it promised.
France, Germany tax evasion inquiries target Swiss bank clients
LA Times - France and Germany have launched a series of raids on the
offices and homes of bank officials and their wealthy customers in an
ongoing inquiry aimed at cracking down on those who evade taxes by using
Swiss banks. On Tuesday, German police searched the homes of an
unspecified number of Credit Suisse bank customers suspected of tax
evasion. In France, detectives raided the offices of Swiss banking and
finance house UBS in three major cities: Lyon, Bordeaux and Strasbourg.
China Detains Defiant Catholic Bishop
Washington Post -Tensions between Beijing and the Vatican are mounting
after Chinese authorities detained an outspoken Catholic bishop who has
defied state control of the church, a move that highlights the Communist
Party’s deep mistrust of religious organizations. Bishop Thaddeus Ma
Daqin was whisked away just hours after he announced his resignation
from the leadership of the Patriotic Catholic Association, or PCA, the
government body that controls China’s state-sanctioned version of the
Catholic Church, according to two people close to the PCA.
Water Securitization, Agenda 21 and the Right to Life
Intel Hub - The IPCC document
HS 15332 Climate Change Impacts: Securitization of Water, Food,
Soil, Health, Energy and Migration explains how the UN plans to secure
resources to use at their disposal. Through the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) under-developed countries are forced to sell their resources
to the global Elite as “full cost recovery” to the global central
bankers. Once those resources are under the complete control of the IMF
they become assets to be reallocated back to the enslaved nations for a
price. This scheme makes water sources under central privatization cost
more and become less accessible to those who desperately need it.
Syrian National Council in Moscow for first-ever talks
RT - In an effort to pave the way for a peaceful resolution to the
Syrian crisis, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the head of a
major Syrian opposition group in the Russian capital. It was the first
time Russia has engaged directly with the major opposition movement, the
Syrian National Council (SNC). In the course of the two-hour meeting,
Lavrov forwarded Russia's position that the most effective way for the
Syrian government and opposition groups to resolve their longstanding
conflict is to follow the Annan Plan.
Afghan exit will cost U.S. billions
Press TV - Fighting a war isn't cheap, and in Afghanistan's case,
neither is ending one. The U.S. is set to get everyone out by 2014, but
getting everything out will cost billions, says Deputy Defense Secretary
Ashton Carter, Newser writes. "Combat is still going on. Terrible
terrain. Narrow roads. Long way to a seaport. Afghanistan is orders of
magnitude more challenging … (withdrawal) than was Iraq," the Pentagon's
No. 2 tells USA Today.
Court shoots down London residents’ missile claim
RT - A group of residents in East London fear for their safety after
authorities ruled in favor of transforming their peaceful apartment
building into a weaponry site. Council tenants at the Fred Wigg Tower
have lost a High Court battle to stop surface-to-air missiles from being
stationed on the roof of their 17-story building during the Olympics.
Residents were appalled to hear that the British government was willing
to go to such extreme lengths to protect the Olympic venues.
YouTube: The Trans Pacific Partnership - A Corporate Fascist Coup
There is a bold global corporate takeover happening right before our
eyes. The Trans Pacific Partnership has been discussed in secret for
nearly 3 years and has been disguised as a trade deal when in reality it
amounts to a fascist corporate coup where the megacorporations are
gaining a tighter grip over individual governments all over the world.
Leaked TPP investment chapter here.
VIDEO: Russian Duma adopts 'web blacklist' bill despite SOPA-style
RT - Russia's lower house of parliament has passed the bill in its third
and final reading, despite criticism of censorship from the country's
most popular websites.... The proposal aims to introduce a
non-governmental internet watchdog, which would monitor the web for
potentially harmful content and request hosting companies to restrict
access to those pages. If hosting companies refuse, the page would then
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Ex US Commander, McChrystal Calls for Reviving The Draft
The former US commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, has
urged that the draft be reinstated to spread the burden of
fighting and to instill a sense of shared civic duty among young
VIDEO: Bravo, Cenk Uygur! Lethal Presidency: TYT covers Obama's
Drone Murder of Al-Awlaki's 16yo Son
Daily Paul July 11, 2012.
VIDEO: Pelosi Cuts Off Question About Free Sterilization
Mandate; Says: 'Let's Go to Church and Talk About Our Religion'
CNS News - At a press conference on Wednesday, House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) cut off a question about the
Health and Human Services regulation that takes effect on Aug. 1
and that will require health care plans in the United States to
provide coverage for sterilizations, without any fees or co-pay,
to all women with “reproductive capacity”--meaning all women who
have begun ovulating, including teens.
Mayor Bloomberg’s Agenda 21 Dorms for Empty Nesters
Infowars -New York’s anti-Big Gulp mayor Michael Bloomberg has
devised a plan to cram cash-poor empty nesters into dorm-sized
apartments on Manhattan no larger than 200 square feet, or about
20 by fifteen feet in size. Sustainable development under the
United Nations’ Agenda 21 calls for restricted housing space and
the elimination of cars in favor of walking, bicycling (imagine
that during a New York winter), and mass transit. Related
article: Agenda 21 Dense MegaCities of the Future...
VIDEO: Christian prof says Jesus was Muslim
WND - Luther College faculty member admits it will 'be a
stretch' for some. Ignoring the historical timeline in which
Jesus taught some 2,000 years ago in the Middle East and the
advent of Islam is dated six centuries later, after Christianity
had impacted much of the known globe, Robert F. Shedinger, who
wrote “Was Jesus a Muslim?” said his research convinced him of
Jesus as aligning in thought with Islam.
Former Afghanistan Commander Calls for
Kurt Nimmo - Stanley McChrystal, the former commander in
occupied Afghanistan, wants to bring back forced conscription.
He believes sending 18 year olds into warzones designed by the
global elite will “instill a sense of shared civic duty among
young Americans,” the AFP reports.
The Pentagon considers awarding war medals to those who operate
America's death-delivering video games
Global Research - The effort to depict drone warfare as some
sort of courageous and noble act is intensifying: The Pentagon
is considering awarding a Distinguished Warfare Medal to drone
pilots who work on military bases often far removed from the
battlefield. . . . [Army Institute of Heraldry chief Charles]
Mugno said most combat decorations require “boots on the ground”
in a combat zone, but he noted that “emerging technologies” such
as drones and cyber combat missions are now handled by troops
far removed from combat.
Pentagon Takes Over Civilian Duties and Sprays Mosquitos in
Kurt Nimmo - Officialdom in Miami-Dade is working with the U.S.
Air Force to spray mosquitos. “This newest round of mosquito
control involves a large C-130 cargo plane based in Ohio to
spray Homestead ARB and communities of Doral, West Sweetwater,
Kendall, Homestead, Florida City and areas east of U.S. 1, where
heavy concentrations of mosquitos have been reported,”
Another Pilot flying F-22 suffers oxygen deficit
Press TV - The Hawaii Air National Guard said Tuesday one of its
pilots briefly experienced an oxygen deficit while flying an
F-22 stealth fighter last week. The pilot also felt dizzy. He
activated the emergency oxygen system until his symptoms abated
and the plane's oxygen generating system returned to normal. The
pilot landed safely after Friday's incident, the first time a
Hawaii F-22 pilot has experienced hypoxia, or oxygen
deprivation, Anthony said. Huffington Post
Healthcare repeal bill passes House
Press TV - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed
yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the
nation's two-year-old healthcare law, a maneuver that forced
Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's signature
domestic achievement and a public that is persistently skeptical
of its value. The vote was 244-185, with five Democrats
defectors siding with Republicans.
Dem. Chair Invested in Swiss Banks, Foreign Drug Companies, and
the State Bank of India
Weekly Standard - Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic
National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of
Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in
Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of
India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic
chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate
Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the
UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say
Fox News - A treaty being hammered out this month at the United
Nations -- with Iran playing a key role -- could expose the
records of America's gun owners to foreign governments -- and,
critics warn, eventually put the Second Amendment on global
trial.... On that score, LaPierre, who serves as NRA executive
vice president, warns that the “UN’s refusal” to remove civilian
firearms and ammunition from the scope of the treaty amounts to
a declaration that only governments should be gun owners. But he
revealed he was set Wednesday to tell the UN gathering that 58
U.S. senators had signed a letter saying that they would refuse
to ratify any treaty that includes controls over civilian guns
Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in
thousands of cases
Press TV - The FBI will review thousands of convictions in the
largest study in its history to find out if faulty lab work led
to wrongful convictions, officials say. The focus is on work
done by hair and fiber specialists at the FBI laboratory, which
does forensic work for local and state as well as national law
enforcement agencies, The Washington Post reported. The agency
plans to review all cases dating back to at least 1985.
NYPD shamed for embellishing counter-terrorism record
RT - The New York Police Department has exaggerated its record
and prescribed itself extra merit in keeping the Big Apple safe
from extremists according to a study which examined the force’s
published achievements. Journalistic investigation by Justin
Elliott from ProPublica.org has called into question the NYPD’s
counter-terrorism record after the inquiry found modest and
overstated involvement of the department in thwarting 14 plots
which have been published on police’s website.
Land of free, home of beret!
NY Post - Our Olympic heroes will be headed off to London this
month — looking as if they’re decked out for a Hamptons lawn
party. Ralph Lauren yesterday unveiled the preppy parade
uniforms that Team USA members will wear at the July 27 opening
ceremony, stirring an uproar over pricey duds fit for a regatta.
VIDEO: Can Nebraska get Ron Paul the GOP nomination?
Liberty Crier - from the RT YouTube Description: Despite what
you’ve heard, Ron Paul is still in the GOP running.The
Republican presidential candidate and his supporters are not
giving up thefight and although Paul has conceited that he
likely won’t win the nomination,the Texas congressman still can
have the floor at the Republican National Committee.If Paul’s
delegates claim the state of Nebraska he can formally be
nominatedfor president. The Republican National Committee rules
state securing fivestates guarantees an individual time to speak
at the RNC. Austin Petersen,director of Freedom Works, give us
his take on Paul’s possibilities.
VIDEO: Maddow: All Eyes on Nebraska (Ron Paul)!
Liberty Crier - Rachel Maddow explains how Ron Paul supporters
are taking over the Republican Party at the state and local
level and how they are still fighting to win the majority of
delegates in as many states as they can. Most importantly, if
they win in Nebraska this Saturday, Ron Paul will be eligible to
be nominated at the Tampa Convention in August and Mitt Romney’s
nomination will be contested.
Garbage Collectors Trained To Spot Terrorists Before RNC
Paul Joseph Watson - Garbage collectors are being trained by
police to be on the lookout for terrorists in the run-up to this
year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The
terrorist depicted in the role playing scenario used to train
garbage workers is a young white woman while her victim is a
Middle Eastern man.
VIDEO: Obama Leads Romney Nationally, Boosted By Unmarried
Huffington Post - President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney
nationally by a slim 46 to 43 margin, according to a poll
released Wednesday morning by Quinnipiac University. Obama's
edge comes largely among unmarried voters, the poll found. He
leads Romney 54 percent to 34 percent among the single voters
polled, while Romney has a 51 to 38 advantage among married
Mitt Romney booed at NAACP
Press TV - Mitt Romney was booed Wednesday at the NAACP
(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
conference for promising to repeal the president's signature
health care reform law, bringing him to an awkward halt in the
middle of an otherwise civilly-received pitch for black voters.
It was an awkward moment that forced him to go off script, after
giving a somewhat pained smile as the booing continued.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
SWAT Team Raids Occupy Organizers’ Apartment in
The Dissenter - Early in the morning, on July 10, a SWAT team
from the Seattle police department raided an apartment where
organizers from the Occupy movement have been living. A warrant
shown to the four people that were sleeping in the apartment at
the time indicated the police were looking for “anarchist
materials” and the raid was part of an ongoing investigation
into militant action that Occupy engaged in on May Day.
Police use ‘flash hand grenade’ to raid Occupy
VIDEO: Obama Administration Outsourced Jobs with Stimulus
CNS News – The Obama administration allowed millions of dollars
in federal stimulus funds to go to foreign companies, despite
recent statements by President Barack Obama that he opposes
“shipping jobs overseas." “I want to stop giving tax breaks to
companies that ship jobs and factories overseas,” Obama said in
a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Tuesday.
VIDEO: San Bernardino seeks bankruptcy protection
LA Times - San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California
city in less than a month to seek bankruptcy protection, with
officials saying the financial situation had become so dire that
it could not cover payroll through the summer. The unexpected
vote came at the suggestion of the interim city manager, who
said the city faces a $46-million deficit and depleted coffers.
US cities driven to brink by austerity
Press TV - Each town or city that faces financial crises has its
own story to tell, but taken together, these stories spin a
narrative about the American economic landscape that is
impossible to ignore.
Texas Gov. spends $25m on mansion amid budget cuts
Press TV - Texas Governor Rick Perry is moving back into the
Governor's Mansion. For the $25 million it cost the state to
renovate it, he better enjoy it. Perry's public stance favoring
budget cuts has made the exorbitant cost for the mansion's
renovation controversial, Bloomberg reports. During his
unsuccessful bid for the Republican Party's Presidential
nomination, Perry proposed balancing the budget by slashing
federal government spending and cutting taxes, The Washington
Fracking forces eviction of entire Pennsylvania trailer park
RT - An entire community in central Pennsylvania is being
ordered to find new homes after a fracking operation has forced
dozens of low-income earning residents to try to relocate from a
local trailer park. Nearly three-dozen families lived in Jersey
Shore, PA’s Riverdale Mobile Home Park earlier this year, but
all of that quickly changed. The owners of the 12-acre plot of
land sold the property to Aqua America and Penn Virginia
Resource Partners, who plan to soon start hydraulic fracturing —
or fracking — where some trailers still stand today.
Vitamin B6 deficit promotes inflammation, heart disease and
(NaturalNews) Researchers reporting in The Journal of Nutrition
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research
Center at Tufts University in Boston have now provided
conclusive evidence that low levels of vitamin B6 significantly
increases the risk for diseases mediated by systemic
inflammation, with special emphasis on the leading cause of
mortality in the US, cardiovascular disease. Including natural
foods such as leafy greens (spinach and kale), seeds and nuts to
your diet may go a long way to cut the risks associated with
heart disease, loss of cognition and early death.
38 Natural Alternatives for HIV
Green Med Info - Fortunately, natural substances are being
researched for their therapeutic value for our immune health.
"Superbugs" develop due to repeated, frequent and multiple
different antibiotic prescriptions. Plant products have
historically been consumed and utilized for their anti-microbial
and holistic benefits. Here are 38 natural substances which
indicate potential benefit for people with HIV.
How to Avoid Dementia Through Food and Diet
Natural Society - Want to know how to avoid dementia? Just
change your diet. Once again, science is substantiating what
many of us already know—that diet can prevent disease, and that
fruits and vegetables provide a far reaching range of
benefits—specifically, that a group of compounds within produce
could help protect people from Alzheimer’s disease and related
Has big business overused "organic" to turn a profit?
(NaturalNews) Over 40 years ago, Michael J. Potter founded a
small "whole earth" grocery store that eventually turned into a
large organic foods producer and wholesaler, Eden Foods [video].
However, last May he set out to challenge what organic food has
become today. With organic food becoming more popular in today's
age, it has attracted large corporations to take part in the
highly profitable niche. Unfortunately, with big money coming
into the sector, it has pushed out the small players and left it
up to the corporations to change the game.
New chemical makes teeth 'cavity proof'
Daily Mail - A new chemical could make human teeth ‘cavity
proof’ – and do away with the need for visits to the dentists
forever. The molecule has been called ‘Keep 32′ – after the 32
teeth in a human mouth. The chemical was designed by dentists in
Chile, and wipes out all the bacteria that cause cavities in
just 60 seconds in tests. The chemical could be added to any
current dental care product, turning toothpaste, mouthwash and
chewing gum into ‘super cleansers’ that could get rid of the
underlying cause of tooth decay. The chemical targets
‘streptococcus mutans’, the bacteria that turns the sugar in
your mouth into lactic acid which erodes tooth enamel.
VIDEO: SOPA In Disguise! - Congress Introduces IPAA
Alexander Higgins - In the past several months, Congress has
attempted to police and control the Internet with bills such as
PIPA, SOPA and CISPA. But due to blackout campaigns by websites
such as Wikipedia, Google and Reddit and protest from citizens,
the legislation has been shot down repeatedly. Now the hydra has
reared a new head this time known as the Intellectual Property
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
ACTION ALERT: Montgomery Soccer INC is moving forward to
destroy Nick's Organic Farm
SaveNicksOrganicFarm.org - The County Executive and Montgomery
Soccer INC are still moving forward with plans to destroy Nick's
Organic Farm and Brickyard Educational Farm. They want to
bulldoze this irreplaceable Montgomery County asset and turn it
into parking lots and private soccer fields... It is critical
that we do everything that we can to stop these soccer fields
from moving forward! We have 36 days until Montgomery Soccer Inc
could come onto the farm and ruin 32 years of organic soil.
VIDEO: Hank Williams Jr Dedicates New Song to Obama: “Take the
Change and Stick it”
Infowars - Country music legend and proverbial rebel, Hank
Williams Jr, has taken a swipe at the sitting US President on
his new track entitled “Taking Back the Country” – the opening
song on his new album entitled Old School, New Rules. Lyrics
include lines like, “Don’t tread on me”, and “Barack, pack your
bags, head to Chicago, take your teleprompter with you so you’ll
know where to go.” Click on the name of each song to listen to
that one or listen to the full album from track 1 to 12.
Today in History - Wednesday - July 11, 2012
1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the
Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.
1798 - The U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act
for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the U.S. Congress. The
act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first
commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
1804 - The United States' first secretary of the treasury, Alexander
Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.
1864 - In the U.S., Confederate forces led by Gen. Jubal Early began
an invasion of Washington, DC. They turned back the next day.
1934 - The first appointments to the newly created Federal
Communications Commission were made.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt became the first American
chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal while in office.
1955 - The U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated in Colorado Springs,
CO, at Lowry Air Base.
1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the
Telstar I satellite.
1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.
1977 - The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.
1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It
burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian
Ocean and Australia.
1995 - Full diplomatic relations were established between the United
States and Vietnam.
1998 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Michael Blassie, a casualty of the Vietnam
War, was laid to rest near his Missouri home. He had been positively
identified from his remains that had been enshrined in the Tomb of
the Unknowns in Arlington, VA.
1999 - A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off
emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had
discovered a lump in her breast. Nelso was at the Amundsen-Scott
South Pole Research Center.
2008 - Apple released the iPhone 3G.
US unconcerned by Russia's deployment of naval flotilla to Syria: White
Press TV - "We currently have no reason to believe this move is anything
out of the ordinary but we refer you to the Russian government for more
details," said Erin Pelton, a spokeswoman for the US National Security
Council, on Tuesday. The remarks came after reports said Russia has
dispatched a naval flotilla, including two destroyers and three
amphibious landing vessels, to the Syrian port.
UN envoy presses Syrian peace plan with Iran, Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to
build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and
Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the
bloodshed in the most violent areas of Syria and then expand the
operation to the whole country.
US drone strikes kill 6 in South Somalia
Press TV - US assassination drone strikes have claimed the lives of at
least six civilians in southern Somalia, Press TV reports. The attacks
occurred early on Wednesday near a Kuda Island village, which is located
in 15km from Kuda, a senior al-Shabab official Sheikh Ibrahim said. He
confirmed that six people were killed and dozens of others injured in
the latest airstrikes.
VIDEO: 'Spain is rising up!' Raging miners invade Madrid
Spanish coal miners have entered a second day of mass protests as the
country’s leader announces a nationwide tax hike. Prime Minister Mariano
Rajoy says he will raise VAT by 3 per cent as part of the plan to trim
the public budget by 65 billion euro over the next two-and-a-half years.
He also announced a 3.5-billion-euro cut to local government spending.
The fourth austerity package in seven months will raise the sales tax to
21 per cent and do away with tax rebates for home buyers. Unemployment
benefits for workers will also be scaled back.
'Unknown disease' kills 60 children in Cambodia - Could vaccines have
been the cause?
(NaturalNews) According to Dr. Nima Asgari, a public health specialist
at the United Nations (UN) body in Cambodia, as many as 60 children have
died in Cambodia since April, all after experiencing similar symptoms.
Prior to their deaths, many of the children had reportedly been
suffering high fever, severe chest disease symptoms, and/or signs of
neurological damage, symptoms which are all strangely associated with
Russia, Israel turn up heat in Mediterranean Sea
Hurriyet Daily News - Russia and Israel became the latest powers after
NATO’s naval deployments in the eastern Mediterranean Sea last week amid
the continuing crisis over last month’s downing of a Turkish jet by the
Syrian forces... Russia has sent a naval flotilla of six warships, led
by an anti-submarine destroyer, to its naval base at the Syrian port of
Tartus, while Israel is separately preparing to boost the strength of
its naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean in order to protect the
country’s energy investments there, Israeli media reported.
Mali Islamists destroy tombs at famous Timbuktu mosque
Reuters - Islamist militants destroyed two tombs on Tuesday at the
famous 14th century Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, classified by
UNESCO as a world heritage site, residents said.... They have destroyed
at least eight of 16 listed mausoleums in the city, together with a
number of tombs and a sacred door at Sidi Yahya mosque, in their
campaign to erase traces of what they regard as un-Islamic idolatry.
Agenda 21 Dense MegaCities of the Future Now Underway
Just a few months ago, scientists were calling for the human population
to move into more closely tight-knit cities. Michail Fragkias, chief
scientist for the UIN’s “ Planet Under Pressure” wants populations to be
confined to mega-cities, locked up so they are easily controlled and
mitigate further population growth.... According to the globalists at
America2050, “metropolitan regions will be an interlocking economic
system, shared natural resources and ecosystems, and common
transportation systems link these population centers together.”
Death and Taxes Takes on New Meaning in Australia
Activist Post - On July 1st, 2012, Australia became the latest among
more than a dozen countries to implement a nationwide carbon tax, known
as The Clean Energy Legislative Package. Beyond the allotted price of
$23.78 per ton of carbon emissions levied on companies, the real cost of
the tax is beginning to be felt by homeowners and businesses.... When
Erica Maliki and her family went to bury their father-in-law in
Melbourne, they experienced firsthand the economic impact, even to
cemeteries. According to the family, a $55 charge was levied for the
burial plot, after which they were told that "even the dead don't escape
the carbon tax."
Mysterious Lethal Illness Strikes Cambodia
Activist Post - The disease is known to cause paralysis, brain swelling,
neurological symptoms, severe respiratory distress leading to rapid
shutdown, and death. In some cases, victims were described as having
their lungs “burned.” Most of the affected individuals were children
under the age of 3. Medical investigators are now suggesting that they
may have identified the cause of the disease – the EV-71 virus... EV-71
(Enterovirus 71) is largely known for its ability to cause Hand, Foot,
and Mouth Disease (not to be confused with Foot and Mouth Disease which
occurs in cattle and other animals).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About
You From 164 Feet Away
Gizmodo - Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your
body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular
scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of
drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for
breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be
able to get any information they want without even touching you.
And without you knowing it.
Confirmed - Chief Justice Roberts switched sides on Affordable
Care Act Supreme Court decision
(NaturalNews) Insider sources have revealed that Chief Justice
John Roberts indeed flip-flopped his previous position by
deciding at the last minute to affirm the constitutionality of
the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Jan Crawford,
Chief Political and Legal Correspondent at CBS News reports that
two unnamed sources familiar with the details of the proceedings
have come forward with claims that Chief Justice Roberts caved
to eleventh-hour pressures urging support for the ACA, despite
having earlier opposed key portions of the legislation.
VIDEO: Chris Christie Calls War On Drugs 'A Failure'
Huffington Post - "The war on drugs, while well-intentioned, has
been a failure," Christie said Monday during a speech at The
Brookings Institution. "We're warehousing addicted people
everyday in state prisons in New Jersey, giving them no
treatment." Christie stressed the merits of legislation recently
passed by New Jersey state lawmakers that institutes a year of
mandatory treatment for first-time, nonviolent drug offenders
instead of jail time.
VIDEO: Oregon Moves Towards Legalizing Marijuana
Examiner - Initiative 9, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, will
regulate cannabis for adult use, license cannabis for commercial
sale, and allow Oregon farmers to grow hemp for biofuel, food,
sustainable fiber and medicine. Supporters of the Oregon
Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA) turned in 167,845 total raw signatures
to Oregon's Secretary of State on Friday, July 6. At least
87,213 valid registered Oregon voters' signatures are required
to qualify for the November ballot. The state has 30 days to
determine if enough of the signatures are valid to qualify for
VIDEO: Missionary jailed on Independence Day in US after
preaching in 13 other closed countries with no problems
buzz.naturalnews.com - Jessie Boyd has preached over the last
ten months in Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, and China - countries in
which such preaching is illegal - only to return to the USA and
be arrested in the Bible belt on the very night that we
celebrate our freedom. Wake up America.
VIDEO: TSA is continuing its expansion from
airports to train stations and other modes of transportation
Kurt Nimmo - The journalist, Julio N Rausseo, going by the
handle 1776umphreys on YouTube, writes that when he entered the
train station on July 5 he noticed a number of TSA agents. “I
took out my cell phone and started to follow these TSA agents,
and it appeared to me that they were setting up a Check Point
for Amtrak Riders. This is just another example of how TSA
expanding their operations and entering Train Stations, Bus
terminals, and major sporting and concert events,” he writes.
Celeb Bono Partners with Monsanto, G8, to Biowreck Africa
Green Med Info - At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp
David, President Obama met with private industry and African
heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and
Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified
crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt
slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for
profit.... With a commitment of $3 billion, Obama plans to
'partner up’ with mega-multinationals like Monsanto, Diageo,
Dupont, Cargill, Vodafone, Walmart, Pepsico, Prudential,
Syngenta International, and Swiss Re because, as one USAID
representative says 'There are things that only companies can
do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and
AUDIO: Doug Wead ‘If we have a plurality of the delegation in
Nebraska we can nominate Ron Paul for President’
Daily Paul Radio - Doug Wead Senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012
campaign joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘If we
have a plurality of the delegation in Nebraska we can nominate
Ron Paul for President’ to discuss the fight for delegates in
Nebraska and corruption in Massachusetts also the Ron Paul vs.
the Federal Reserve influenced media. Doug also talks about how
the Ron Paul 2012 campaign has been managed.
VIDEO: 'Children of Americans who never lived in US shouldn't
Press TV - Eileen Fleming, candidate for the House of
Representatives criticizes what she describes as one “unjust
law” which allows children of American citizens who reside in
Israel and have never lived in the United States to vote
absentee ballots in U.S. elections.
YouTube: Army Medic Court-Martialed for Refusing Experimental
Infowars - Mike Adams talks with a U.S. Army Medic, Sean Niemi,
who reports about refusing to take and give his troops, an
experimental vaccine and being court martialed in the aftermath.
He also points out how the army ignored it’s own laws just so he
could be made an example of, incase others might follow his
footsteps. Money was withheld as well.
VIDEO: CNBC Expert Says Gold May Have Been Manipulated Like
CNBC News - Gold may have been manipulated like the London
interbank rate or Libor over a long time frame, Ned
Naylor-Leyland, investment director at Cheviot, told CNBC. The
scandal surrounding the fixing of the Libor has opened markets
up to “more scrutiny and more investigation,” Naylor-Leyland
said. He expects to see revelations over the next few months
that the price of gold was also manipulated because "gold and
silver reflect the true value of money the same way interest
Mexican Drug Cartel Laundered Millions Via Bank Of America Into
U.S. Horse Racing
Daily Bail - The alleged ties between the violent drug gang
known as Los Zetas and the second-largest U.S. bank by assets
were described in a 35-page affidavit filed in federal court in
Texas last month. According to an FBI agent, a horse-buying and
training business created to launder drug money had accounts at
the Charlotte, N.C., bank. A U.S. citizen who is the brother of
a top Zetas leader and allegedly served as the front man for the
drug cartel's horse operation moved money in and out of one of
these Bank of America accounts and a separate personal Bank of
America account, the FBI said in the court filing.
And finally, the IRS gets audited!
WND - Federal employees are blowing the whistle on the Internal
Revenue Service, according to a report [video] by Indianapolis
television station WTHR-TV. The scam involves the use of an
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN –a nine-digit
tax-processing number assigned by the IRS to individuals who are
obligated to file a federal tax return but do not have or are
not eligible for a Social Security Number. Illegal aliens may
obtain an ITIN by sending the IRS documents such as original or
notarized photocopies of birth certificates, driving records,
voter ID cards, school records and vaccination records – all
documents that are easily forged or falsely notarized.
VIDEO: Domeen Flowers, Former IRS Employee, Accused Of Identity
From the Trenches - One identity thief recently infiltrated the
ranks of the IRS itself. Domeen Flowers, 48, formerly employed
by the IRS, was arrested and indicted on Thursday for allegedly
stealing taxpayers’ identities from an IRS database and using
them to fraudulently apply for credit cards, several news
outlets report.... Federal investigators have not disclosed how
many people’s information was compromised.
$220 million missing at Iowa brokerage
AJC - A regulatory group ordered accounts frozen at Iowa-based
brokerage Peregrine Financial Group late Monday, saying it
hasn't been able to account for $220 million in customer funds,
following what the company said was a suicide attempt by its
founder and chairman.
Wells Fargo, says Stage 4 breast cancer patient, is telling me
to make full payments or abandon my home!
NY Daily News - Cindi Davis has been fighting breast cancer for
four years. She and husband Kirk, faced with massive medical
expenses, have been fighting with Wells Fargo over foreclosure
just about as long. “They’re just going to put us out and it’s
like, we are willing to pay what we can pay, but it’s not
enough,” Cindi said.
How Does Someone Lose Their House Over A $474 Water Bill?
Consumerist - Say you fall behind on your property taxes, or
choose to make your car payment instead of the water bill. It
doesn't take much for some municipalities to file a tax lien
against a homeowner, often a debt of only a few hundred dollars,
says the NCLC.... Those liens are often sold to companies that
tack on substantial interest rates starting in the 18% range,
and upwards of 50%. These lien buyers also charge huge fees to
redeem the liens and avoid foreclosure.... Seeing a potential
for huge profits, lien buying is a $15 billion business in the
U.S., and a number of state and local governments are eager to
sell off these liens to bidders.
Use these supplements to stop cravings, burn fat and energize
(NaturalNews) Maybe you've noticed - people on low or no fat
diets tend to remain fat or regain it quickly. Food fat issues
are overrated. We need good fat to help build cell walls and
Startling graphic from CDC shows how meal sizes have increased
in the past 60 years
Daily Mail - A startling infographic has highlighted just how
out of control the country's meal servings are - with the
average restaurant portion more than four times as big as it was
in the 1950s.
Natural food prices falling as big name distributors ramp up
(NaturalNews) It seems that more and more big name supermarkets
have a natural foods section with natural food and products.
Kroger in particular has pushed its Nature's Market, now found
in more than 1,300 of the 2,500 stores nationwide. With the
demand to increase market share for natural foods between
competitors, it could mean good news as prices fall slowly but
Health Benefits of Chlorella - The Disease Fighting Powers
Natural Society - It’s green, grows in the fresh waters of
Australia and Southeast Asia, and it may be one of the most
nutritionally valuable food sources out there.... Usually taken
in a capsule or put in smoothies and other recipes as a powder,
this green algae is being credited with all sorts of health
benefits. From reducing body fat to helping ward off metabolic
syndrome, this little green algae is powerful far beyond its
Ward off cancer, protect against radiation, and ease irritable
bowel syndrome with mint
NaturalNews) A seemingly humble herb, mint offers a variety of
exceptional health enhancing features. Research has shown that
certain varieties of mint have properties that help defend
against cancer and damaging radiation. Not only does this herb
offer protective benefit, but it also provides those who suffer
from irritable bowl syndrome much needed relief.... The fresh
herb contains ample amounts of vitamin A, C, B12, K, along with
folic acid, thiamine, and riboflavin. Mint also provides many
essential minerals such as calcium, copper, fluoride, iron,
potassium, selenium, and zinc. The essential oils found in mint
include menthol, menthone, and menthol acetate.
Big Pharma wants nano-scavengers in its drugs
Green Med Info - To clean up its drugs that are contaminated
with genotoxic ingredients (which are also carcinogenic), Big
Pharma may deploy lab-created, nanosized, polymer-based
The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed
Green Med Info - Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an
immense nutritional and medicinal punch.... For example, a one
cup serving (64 grams) of pumpkin seeds has 44% daily value (DV)
of zinc, 22% of copper, 42% magnesium, 16% manganese, 17%
potassium, and enough iron (17% DV) to improve iron-deficiency
associated anemia. But beyond the obvious nutritional virtues of
the seed, recent scientific investigations have revealed that
pumpkin seed meal, as well as its pressed oil, may have great
value in alleviating the following conditions...
Discovery of magnetic sensors in fish and rats may explain why
some people can 'feel' wi-fi, smart meters, power lines and
(NaturalNews) Scientists from the University of Munich, led by
geophysicist Michael Winklhofer, say they've located and
identified "internal compass needles" in the noses of rainbow
trout. These are called magnetosensory cells, and they turn out
to be far more sensitive to magnetic fields than anyone
previously thought.... While the study did not look for
magnetosensory cells in humans, their identification in fish
proves that biological systems can (and do!) create these highly
sophisticated "instruments" which sense electromagnetic fields.
Taxes for online shopping gaining support in states, Congress
chicagotribune.com - A wave of states have passed laws that will
require consumers to pay sales tax on all Internet purchases as
soon as next year. Other states and the District are pursuing
similar measures. And in Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to
go further and levy a tax on songs and other digital products
bought through popular sources such as iTunes. For states
struggling in the troubled economy, this could mean $23 billion
in new revenue each year, according to the National Conference
of State Legislatures.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Urgent Action Alert on TWO GMO Amendments!
Alliance for Natural Health - This morning we learned of a
dangerous set of policy riders which the biotech industry was
able to get inserted into (and buried within) the House
Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the voluminous 2012
Farm Bill. These riders represent significant changes to the
Plant Protection Act (PPA), which will create serious risks to
farmers, the environment, and public health by forcing the
rushed commercialization of genetically engineered crops. They
would also eliminate all meaningful review of the effect GMO
crops may have on our environment or our health.
Vets increasingly prescribing diet drugs for fat dogs;
liposuction use on the rise
(NaturalNews) You have no doubt heard about the obesity epidemic
among humans, but believe it or not, the animal kingdom is also
battling the bulge, and what's more, veterinarians and
researchers see lots of similarities between the species that
could lead to better outcomes for both man and beast.
Best Play Mate Ever!
Zeke Has March Madness!
Today in History - Tuesday - July 10, 2012
1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York
1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war
1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida. The territory was
sold by Spain.
1832 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to
re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1866 - Edison P. Clark patented his indelible pencil.
1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state to join the United States.
1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent
Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA
Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone
1910 - W.R. Brookins became the first to fly an airplane at an
altitude of one mile.
1913 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134
degrees in Death Valley, CA.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was hand delivered to the U.S.
Senate by President Wilson.
1928 - George Eastman first demonstrated color motion pictures.
1929 - The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small
1940 - The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II.
1949 - The first practical rectangular television was presented. The
picture tube measured 12 by 16 and sold for $12.
1951 - Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict began at
1953 - American forces withdraw from Pork Chop Hill in Korea after
1962 - The Telstar Communications satellite was launched. The
satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and the
1973 - Britain granted the Bahamas their independence after three
centuries of British colonial rule.
1985 - Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, it was
renamed "Coca-Cola Classic." It was also announced that they would
continue to sell "New" Coke.
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev won re-election as the leader of the Soviet
1991 - Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected
president of the Russian republic.
1991 - U.S. President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South
Africa, citing its "profound transformation" toward racial equality.
1998 - The World Bank approved a $700 million loan to Thailand.
1998 - The U.S. military delivered the remains of Air Force 1st Lt.
Michael Blassie to his family in St. Louis. He had been placed in
Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown in 1984. His identity had
been confirmed with DNA tests.
1999 - The heads of six African nations that had troops in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a cease-fire agreement that
would end the civil war in that nation.
2002 - Peter Paul Rubens' painting "The Massacre of the Innocents"
sold for $76.2 million at Sotheby's.
Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military
Telegraph - Egypt is braced for a major confrontation between the
country’s Islamist president and military after the generals vowed to
uphold a Constitutional Court ruling disbanding parliament.
Spain to get first 30 bln from EU bailout
RT - The eurozone’s finance ministers agreed in Brussels on the terms of
a bailout for Spain’s troubled banking, saying they would provide the
first tranche of 30 bln euros by the end of July. A final loan agreement
will be signed on or around July 20, “taking into account national
parliamentary procedures, allowing for a first disbursement of €30bn by
the end of the month," EuroGroup President Jean-Claude Juncker said at a
Assad: United States supports terrorists to “destabilize Syria”
Activist Post - In an interview with Germany’s ARD television channel
aired today but originally filmed on July 5, Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad stated that the United States is now “part of the conflict” in
Syria in funding and protecting the armed opposition forces which are,
by all definitions, terrorists. This is far from the first time this
accusation has been made by Syrian officials. However, on June 21, 2012,
the accusation was confirmed by anonymous American officials and Arab
Intelligence officers cited by the New York Times.
VIDEO: Endgame in Syria and Iran Risks War with China and Russia
Kurt Nimmo - Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul of Beacon Equity Research
predicts that the coming conflict with Syria will be the trigger event
that takes down the U.S. dollar. A military response to Syria and Iran
would likely draw in Russia and China, he warns, and the result would be
a conflagration the world has not witnessed since the Second World War.
Drone strike kills 19 ahead of US-Pakistan meeting in Tokyo
NYDailyNews.com - Pakistani authorities increased the estimate from an
initially reported 12 suspected militants who were killed in the attack
in the Dattakhel region in North Waziristan on Friday.... Friday's
strike came just days after Washington and Islamabad resolved a
protracted dispute over the use of unmanned armed aircraft, with Clinton
apologising for an air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in
U.S. News, Politics & Government
14 Incredibly Creepy Surveillance Technologies That Big Brother
Will Be Using To Spy On You
Activist Post - Most of us don't think much about it, but the
truth is that people are being watched, tracked and monitored
more today than at any other time in human history. The
explosive growth of technology in recent years has given
governments, spy agencies and big corporations monitoring tools
that the despots and dictators of the past could only dream of.
VIDEO: U.S. Army course authorizes use of deadly force,
internment camps during U.S. civil disturbance
Activist Post - In a damning new 115 page self-learning course
from the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan
originally issued in April 2006, we learn that the military has
a detailed and brutal plan in store in times of mass civil
unrest in the United States. ...this document (available
HERE), originally published on July 6 by
Public Intelligence, reveals some quite disturbing and
clearly institutionalized practices which can and will be used
in a time of civil unrest.
Report: FBI Hopes To Launch Iris-Scan Database To Track
Slate - First it was fingerprints, then DNA. Now databases of
iris scans are next on the biometrics list for law enforcement
agencies in their efforts to track criminals. As part of a $1
billion upgrade, the FBI is implementing a Next-Generation
Identification System that will expand its old fingerprint
database to allow for “rapid matching” of physical identifiers
including iris scans, facial images, and palm prints, Mashable
YouTube: After 9/11 NSA had secret deal with White House'
RT Jul 9, 2012 - RT talks to a former National Security Agency
executive in the US who sacrificed his career to blow the
whistle on wrong-doings inside the NSA.
George W. Bush knew of bin Laden terrorist threat before 9/11,
CIA documents show
newjerseynewsroom.com - The warnings began in late June. A June
23 brief, titled “Bin Laden Attacks May Be Imminent [redacted],”
reported that multiple sources had suggested that authorities
should “expect Bin Laden to lauch attacks over the coming days,
possibly against U.S. or Israeli interests.”
Huge Increase in Demand for Cellphone Data by Government
Kurt Nimmo - A congressional inquiry has revealed that law
enforcement agencies flooded cellphone carriers with a tsunami
of demands for subscriber information last year. Carriers
received 1.3 million requests for text messages, caller
locations and other information in the course of investigations,
New York Times reported on Sunday.
Rick Perry: No Obamacare for Texas
Fox News - Texas Governor Rick Perry said Monday that Texas will
not implement key portions of President Obama’s healthcare
legislation, despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding
the constitutionality of the law. Perry sent a letter Monday
morning to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,
saying he has “no intention” of either implementing a state
health insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid, two provisions
that are incorporated into the federal law.
VIDEO: US may put Assange to death if it gets him – former
senior NSA official
RT - If America gets its hands on the WikiLeaks founder, they
may go as far as execute him, a known National Security Agency
whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake told RT, adding that in the
US, security has become a state religion. An expert on
electronic eavesdropping, Drake sacrificed his career to blow
the whistle on perceived wrongdoings within the NSA. He was
charged under the Espionage Act, though the charges were dropped
only last year. He told RT that in America’s ‘soft tyranny’,
everyone is subject or suspect in terms of surveillance.
New WikiLeaks Syria Leaks: Courageous Journalism or Something
A.M. Freyed - As always, questions about WikiLeaks motives and
sincerity are of import – certainly to the Internet’s
alternative media … and to history as well. With all the things
going on in the world, how did WikiLeaks mange to obtain Syrian
emails, and why did leader Assange chose to focus on Syria?...
There have certainly been suspicions in the past that WikiLeaks
is actually being fed information that Western powers want
released, information that is mildly critical of the West but
actually provides propaganda points that Western powers WANT
VIDEO: "Code Compliance Officer" Enters Woman's Home, Wakes Her
In Bed, Says Her Grass Is Too Long
WJBF-TV - Last week, Erica Masters pressed charges against a
Code Enforcement Officer, Jimmy Vowell, after he entered her
home without her consent. But that's not all... she's suing the
county as well. Erica Masters says, "I'm really just not
comfortable with where I am right now, so I've decided to press
charges. At least to put my mind at ease. And to hopefully help
keep other Columbia County citizens a little bit safer as well."
VIDEO: Rhode Island Cop Still Employed Despite Conviction of
Kicking Woman to Head
pixiq.com - Lincoln police officer Edward Krawetz kicked the
woman in the head in 2009 claiming self-defense because
apparently he was in fear for his life. He didn’t go to trial
until March of this year. He was convicted and sentenced to ten
years in prison but because he is a cop, the judge suspended the
sentence, meaning he didn't serve a day in jail, even though he
already had a prior conviction for assaulting a jogger. He will
also collect his pension once he reaches retirement age.
VIDEO: Rachel Maddow on Nebraska Caucus & Massachusetts Delegate
Daily Paul - Part I: RNC & Importance of Nebraska Caucus and
Part II: Massachusetts Delegate Scandal with Evan Kenney.
Massachusetts State Election Fraud Lawsuit Filed; Injunction
Requested to Prevent Seating of Romney Appointed Delegates
Daily Paul - If you haven't heard, the MA Republican party has
recently decided to deny certification to around 17
delegates/alternates over some unprecedented technicalities.
Many of these are liberty supporters that you may have helped
elect at the MA district caucuses on April 28th.
Hilarious Photos Of Protesters Crashing Mitt Romney's Fancy
Business Insider - "Mitt Romney has a Koch problem."
Twenty-one year PTSD study halfway finished
utsandiego.com - The Millennium Cohort Study, run out of the
Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, is a 21-year study
that is comprehensively following the lives and habits of
187,000 service members. Researchers began accumulating data 11
years ago, in 2001. The project is scheduled to run another
decade, until 2022. Researchers hope the massive amount of data
they collect will help them pinpoint who gets PTSD and why.
Minimum wage for everyone! Scranton, PA mayor takes heat for
slashing police, fire dept. paychecks
RT - The mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania says he will defy a
judge’s injunction and pay a few hundred city workers only
minimum-wage because anything more will bankrupt the
sixth-largest town in the state. Nearly 400 city employees —
including police officers, firefighters, staffers with the
Department of Public Works and even the mayor — will be
compensated with only $7.25 per hour starting with this week’s
paycheck and continuing until Scranton can scrape together
enough money to avoid bankruptcy.
VIDEO: TV "Dirty Jobs" host, Mike Rowe: America Has a
Dysfunctional Relationship with Work
OK, well, maybe more than one dysfunctional relationship but
regarding its relationship with hard work? Well, as part of his
interviews with CNN and CNN I-report today, Mike Rowe has
something to say about that and goes on to talk about how
skilled labor doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Can we get an
If You’re An American Taxpayer, These Are Your Most Recent
Business Insider - Not even the Fourth of July could stop the
Pentagon from an absolutely massive week of defense spending.
Stuck indoors due to the oppressive heatwave sweeping the
nation, the Department of Defense spent more than $9.2 billion
in a mere four days. That's up from $4 billion the week
before.... America ... enjoy your recent purchases.
Real Story Behind Negative Interest Rates0: Banks Pushing Credit
Unions Out of Business?
americafirstsite.com - Are the banksters attempting to eliminate
their local, community-owned competition in the
fractional-reserve banking system?... Credit unions serve most
Americans better than banks, because they generally offer lower
interest loans, have fewer fees for membership than banks charge
for their accounts, and offer better service. Here’s a story
from October 2011...
Report: Some lose homes over as little as $400
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The elderly and other vulnerable homeowners
are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few
hundred dollars in back taxes, according to a report from a
consumer group. Outdated state laws allow big banks and other
investors to reap windfall profits by buying the houses for a
pittance and reselling them, the National Consumer Law Center
said in a report being released Tuesday. Local governments can
seize and sell a home if the owner falls behind on property
taxes and fees. The process helps governments make ends meet at
a time when low property values and the weak economy are
squeezing tax revenue.
Cooling Trend Calculated Precisely for the First Time
Science Daily - For the first time, researchers have now been
able to use the data derived from tree-rings to precisely
calculate a much longer-term cooling trend that has been playing
out over the past 2,000 years. Their findings demonstrate that
this trend involves a cooling of -0.3°C per millennium due to
gradual changes to the position of the sun and an increase in
the distance between the Earth and the sun.
VIDEO: Fukushima radiation could reach US coast in five years
EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org - Radioactive water from the
Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan could reach the US West
Coast in the next 5–6 years, doubling the radioactivity of US
coastal waters, according to simulations carried out by German
Boy forced to get cancer-causing treatment?
WND - A hearing is scheduled before the Michigan Court of
Appeals on Wednesday in a fight by the state Department of Human
Services to forcibly administer more cancer-causing drugs to a
child who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, but following an
earlier round of treatments has been declared either “in
remission” or cured. The case could be a foreshadowing of the
decision-making process that soon will become mandatory under
Addictive painkiller OxyContin being tested on U.S. children
(NaturalNews) Purdue Pharma LP, the pharmaceutical company
responsible for developing the highly addictive painkiller drug
OxyContin (oxycodone), is so desperate to retain exclusivity on
the soon-to-expire patent rights for its drug that it has
decided to conduct clinical trials with OxyContin on young
children. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), more than
150 children between the ages of six and 16 will participate in
the multi-site trial, which will be used solely to extend
OxyContin's exclusive patent by a mere six months.
Florida ignores deadly tuberculosis outbreak
RT - Officials in Florida recently closed one of the leading
tuberculosis hospitals in the Sunshine State, even amid what the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called one of the
worst TB epidemics in decades. When the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) told Florida health officials
earlier this year that a tuberculosis outbreak was ravaging the
state, authorities did little to address it. Instead of
following through with suggestions for immediate action, the
state actually ordered A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana,
FL, a well-known TB center, to be closed.
36 Natural Alternatives for Infection
Green Med Info - Most people have issues with bacterial or viral
infections from time to time. Unnecessary antibiotics ARE
dangerous! Antibiotics damage the integrity of the microbial
balance in the gut. The healthy gut microflora is 70-80% of the
immune system. Impaired immune systems are less effective at
healing the body. Plant products have historically been consumed
and utilized for their anti-microbial and health boosting
benefits. Many plant materials are being researched for their
therapeutic value for our immune health.
10 reasons to take a probiotic daily
(NaturalNews) Probiotic intake for overall good health has been
underestimated by even the alternative health community. The
fact is that gut bacteria greatly affects both overall physical
and mental health.... Probiotic bacteria have many more
functions than digestion. They trigger immune system reactions
throughout the body, including activating T-cells.
Mineral deficiencies can be fatal to athletes
(NaturalNews) A quick rundown of the importance of minerals and
their function shows us that minerals are critical to our entire
physiology such as the teeth, bones, blood, muscle, tissue and
nerve cells. They are integral to transporting oxygen to the
blood, or the pressure of body fluids to pass through the body.
For example, potassium, calcium and sodium help maintain the
rhythmic beating of the heart. Minerals are the bedrock of
hormones such as thyroxin and insulin, and of proteins such as
Boost Your Energy and Athletic Performance with Beet Juice
Natural Society - Need to boost your energy? Scientists from the
University of Exeter have found beetroot juice to significantly
boost workout stamina. According to the BBC, the study looked at
exercise performance and the effects of regular supplementation
with beetroot juice. The findings could be helpful for people
with cardiovascular disease or for those who simply want to run
or cycle longer.
Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over
Daily Caller - The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors
and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors
nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought
about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which
was upheld last month by the Supreme Court. Even if doctors do
not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a
shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care
law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance
coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as
more Americans live past 65.
Monounsaturated fats are essential to unlock nutrients from
(NaturalNews) Everybody knows that a diet filled with fresh, raw
vegetables and greens are essential to vibrant health and
prevention of chronic diseases, but few understand how the fats
they consume along with these foods help to unlock the nutrient
store provided by a healthy diet. At the ill-advised advice of
many dieticians and medical professionals, people are encouraged
to follow a low fat diet that includes fat-free salad dressings
laden with added sugars for flavoring.
When a tomato isn’t a tomato
(NaturalHealth365) One third of the tomatoes eaten in the U.S.
comes from Florida, and the bulk of those are grown in the
winter on very large commercial farms. The problems with the
tomatoes grown in Florida is that there is only sand not soil
for the plants, which means there are no nutrients in the
fields. That along with a warm, damp environment where fungus
thrive means an abundance of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, as
much as eight times the pesticides will be used. There are 110
kinds of chemical compounds, which are used on tomato plants.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
The 'Monsanto Rider': Are Biotech Companies About to Gain
Immunity from Federal Law?
(NaturalNews) - A so-called "Monsanto rider," quietly slipped
into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural
Appropriations bill, would require - not just allow, but require
- the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for
the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop,
even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until
an Environmental Impact Statement is completed.... Unless the
Senate or a citizen's army of farmers and consumers can stop
them, the House of Representatives is likely to ram this
dangerous rider through any day now.
Corn Crisis Explodes into Corn Disaster
Holly Deyo - Adding to a mountain of other challenges, "corn
disaster" is not what we need to hear. Life is tough enough.
After weeks of drought and days of blistering 100+ temps, corn
is succumbing to these tortures. Soybeans are next in line. No
way can crops withstand such harsh onslaughts of dry,
blast-furnace conditions. Fields like this one, right, are
becoming prevalent, not the exception. This is America's bread
Severe drought imperils Missouri's crops
The corruption of the Farm Bill, and why clean, organic food
remains more expensive than conventional
(NaturalNews) If you have ever wondered why junk food is almost
always artificially cheap compared to healthy food, you need
look no further than federal agriculture policy. Little do most
people know that the federal government funnels billions of
taxpayer dollars via the "Farm Bill" into large-scale crop
systems that primarily grow genetically-modified (GM) soy, corn,
cotton and other commodity crops used throughout the
highly-processed, industrial food supply.
What Do Energy Drinks and Many Pet Foods have in Common?
Susan Thixton - Energy Drinks and many Pet Foods share a common
ingredient; synthetic taurine. Possibly of added concern, many
pet food companies (and energy drink companies) source taurine
from China. Adding one more piece to the puzzle of this pet food
supplement, why do some pet foods add taurine and others don't?
How to keep your dog healthy
(NaturalNews) In the last 50 years or so, the health of domestic
dogs has declined dramatically. Dogs are getting serious
diseases at younger ages and are living shorter lives. Clearly
something is profoundly wrong with the current model of canine
health care. What has happened in these years to so change the
health of dogs?
Seven ways to find joy in tough times
(NaturalNews) These are tough times getting tougher. We all
should know by now that stress may be the number one catalyst
for bad health. But denial is not the answer. We need to
understand more about the reality of our times in order to
survive. The trick is to do so while retaining a level of
equanimity and compassionate detachment, not merely forced cold
indifference. Through equanimity, the spark of joy can ignite
happiness no matter what the environment is forcing on us.
Today in History - Monday - July 9, 2012
1776 - The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to
Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.
1789 - In Versailles, the French National Assembly declared itself
the Constituent Assembly and began to prepare a French constitution.
1790 - The Swedish navy captured one third of the Russian fleet at
the naval battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.
1808 - The leather-splitting machine was patented by Samuel Parker.
1816 - Argentina declared independence from Spain.
1847 - A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the state
of New Hampshire.
1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The
amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil
liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting
states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of
citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life,
liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any
person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
1872 - The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.
1877 - Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas
Sanders and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.
1878 - The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.
1900 - The Commonwealth of Australia was established by an act of
the British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a
1922 - Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100
meters freestyle in less than a minute.
1943 - American and British forces made an amphibious landing on
1947 - The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip
Mountbatten was announced.
1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the
state of war between the United States and Germany.
1953 - New York Airways began the first commuter passenger service
1971 - The United States turned over complete responsibility of the
Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.
2005 - Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp
and jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person
to clear the wall without motorized aid.
NATO: 6 killed in Afghanistan blast were US troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- All six troops killed in a weekend roadside
bombing in eastern Afghanistan were Americans, NATO confirmed Monday.
Legalize it! Israel committee defies UN, backs settlement expansion
RT - The so-called “outpost committee” appointed by Israeli PM Benjamin
Netanyahu in January said that it recommends the legalization of the
outposts on the basis that the territory was not occupied. “Israelis
have the legal right to settle in Judea and Samaria and the
establishment of settlements cannot, in and of itself, be considered
illegal,” claimed the report published by the committee.
Monday declared day of mourning in Russia
RT - July 9 has been declared a national day of mourning after two
separate catastrophes Saturday took the lives of more than 180 people.
More than 170 bodies have been recovered in the Krasnodar region after a
flash flood on Saturday morning.... More than 5,000 houses in four towns
were hit by the flood. The death toll is likely to rise, as rescue
workers remove more rubble.
Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Intercepted Near West Coast In Second
U.S. Air Defense Zone Intrusion In Two Weeks
Washington Free Beacon - Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered
the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were
met by U.S. interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon. It
was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers into the
200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks.
Army Ground Forces to hold military drill
Press TV - A senior Iranian commander says the Army Ground Forces plan
to launch a military drill codenamed Qaem in the western part of the
country. Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General
Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday that the drill would begin on
'Bloody bandits and Western lies: What’s really going on in Syria'
RT - Everything you’ve heard about Syria is a lie says Ankhar Kochneva,
a Russian journalist who has seen first hand the realities of the Syrian
civil war. Kochneva told RT she has proof a Western invasion of Syria
will be launched by summer’s end.
VIDEO: Show of force: Syria conducts major drills amid Western pressure
RT - Syria`s military has launched a series of large-scale exercises
starting with naval maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. The move is
thought to be targeted at the West to demonstrate Syria`s capacity to
defend its borders. On Saturday Syria`s naval forces engaged in a
military exercise whereby they repelled an aggressive attack at sea. The
warships in tandem with launch vehicles fired several missiles, all of
which hit their targets with high precision, the country`s SANA agency
Israel Plans Lebanon Invasion After Syria Falls
Kurt Nimmo - Following the inevitable collapse of Syria, Israel will
invade Lebanon and “the damage will be enormous,” a senior officer told
Haaretz on Thursday. “The destruction will be greater in Lebanon than in
Israel and the amount of explosives which will fall there will be far
more than what will fall here,” said an IDF officer. “We will need to be
strong and aggressive.”
U.S. declares Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally
Reuters - Donors are expected to pledge $16 billion in aid for
Afghanistan over the next four years, a U.S. official said on Saturday,
as Washington kept a promise to declare the country a major non-NATO
ally. The upgrade in Afghanistan's security status, a largely symbolic
move for now, and a donors' conference to be held in Tokyo on Sunday
both aim to reinforce the U.S. message to Afghans that they will not be
abandoned as the war winds down.
Fukushima nuclear disaster was ‘man-made’ says damning new report
Daily Mail - The nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan last year was a
‘man-made disaster’ and not completely caused by the devastating
tsunami, a new report has said. The Japanese parliamentary panel today
submitted its final report on the catastrophe. The probe is the third of
its kind in Japan since the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a
generation. In a damning report, the Diet’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Independent Investigation Commission said: ‘The TEPCO Fukushima Nuclear
Power Plant accident was the result of collusion between the government,
the regulators and TEPCO, and the lack of governance by said parties.’
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Exposed... Plan to Train Combat Nurses on US Soil!
Know The Lies - Tyranny Watch recently received an interesting
letter from a local whistleblower within St. Louis, MO who we
will refer to as “Andrew Jackson”... His mother, who is a nurse,
was sent this letter by the Army in hopes of recruiting RN’s to
serve. The disturbing, but subtle, facts spelled out in the
letter is this...
Christian Fined & Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail Over AZ Home
The Blaze - We’ve told you before about government regulations
hampering home Bible studies, but this story is even more
pervasive, perplexing and complicated than the others. Michael
Salman, who lives in Phoenix, Ariz., has been sentenced to a
startling 60 days in jail, given a $12,180 fine and granted
three years probation for refusing to stop hosting Bible studies
at his home. Why, you ask? He‘s apparently in violation of the
city’s building code laws.
Obama invites Egypt's Islamist leader to USA
Reuters - President Barack Obama has invited Egypt's newly
elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, to visit the United
States in September, an Egyptian official said on Sunday,
reflecting the new ties Washington is cultivating with the
Electric eye on America: US set to deploy drones for home use
RT - The US Army has completed a two-week demonstration of a new
ground-based sensor system for its drones. It now hopes to get
the drones certified for domestic flights, but critics are
concerned that their use could breach privacy rights. The
demonstrations took place at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah,
and involved testing the Ground Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA)
system for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
The drone has been on duty in Afghanistan, but the Army now
hopes to deploy it at home.
The Drone Zone - Air Force trains drone pilots by tracking
NY Times - Today many of the pilots at Holloman [Air Force Base]
never get off the ground. The base has been converted into the
U.S. Air Force’s primary training center for drone operators,
where pilots spend their days in sand-colored trailers near a
runway from which their planes take off without them. Inside
each trailer, a pilot flies his plane from a padded chair, using
a joystick and throttle, as his partner, the “sensor operator,”
focuses on the grainy images moving across a video screen,
directing missiles to their targets with a laser.
As U.N. Finalizes Arms Trade Treaty, Opponents Warn of Global
CNS News - In a letter to Obama and Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton on the eve of the conference, 130 Republican lawmakers
outlined their concerns that the treaty being negotiated could
negatively affect U.S. security, foreign policy and economic
interests – as well as Americans’ constitutional rights. “The
ATT must not accept that free democracies and totalitarian
regimes have the same right to conduct arms transfers: this is a
dangerous piece of moral equivalence,” the letter stated.
New Obama Executive Order Seeks ‘Control’ Over Communications
Executive Order July 6, 2012 -- Assignment of National Security
and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.
Obama's 'missing year' at Columbia found?
WND - Two separate database reports from the National Student
Clearinghouse last year that contradicted President Obama’s
claim he attended Columbia University for two years added to the
intrigue generated by Obama’s unwillingness to discuss his time
at the Ivy League institution, his block on the release of
educational records, and the many political science students and
faculty there in the early 1980s who say they don’t remember
TSA Explains Bizarre New Policy Of Testing Drinks Purchased In
Steve Watson - Many passengers have recently complained that TSA
agents have approached them randomly after they have passed
through the checkpoints, and have demanded to run tests on
drinks they have purchased inside the secure gate areas, without
explaining what they were testing for. Travelers interviewed by
the news channel KJCT8 condemned the rules as “ridiculous” and
“extreme”, noting that practice is pointless given that the
beverages are delivered securely to the airport in the first
place and have already been passed though security checks.
Rules Committee to Hold 'Emergency' Meeting Monday on Health
National Journal - Under committee rules, Monday's business is
considered an "emergency" meeting because a hard copy of the
introduced measure must be available to members of the panel at
least 24 hours before a meeting. While the text is available
online now, the bill is not expected to be introduced until
Monday, said committee spokesman Doug Andres. Last week,
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office said the
vote to repeal the health care law would be set for July 11.
Obama Tax Pays For “Free” Illegal Alien Health Care
Western Journalism - Barack Hussein Obama repeatedly stated that
his health care law does not pay for illegal alien medical
expenses. But American Patriot has proven the fact that illegal
aliens and the special interest groups that represent them are
cheering the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare because
it does exactly that.
ObamaCare Decision Means Feds Will Continue to Cull Gun Owner
Gun Owners of America - While the decision means many harmful
things for the American public, the Second Amendment community
remains greatly affected, as the law requires Americans’ medical
information to be culled and entered into a national database.
Centralizing these medical records will allow the FBI to troll a
list of Americans for ailments such as Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD) to deny them their gun rights, in the same way
that the Veterans Administration has already denied more than
150,000 veterans their right to bear arms.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk July 9, 2012 - The moral hazard
fractional reserve banking and taxpayer insured deposits.
VIDEO: Maddow: Paul could be nominated at the RNC; Romney has
not won yet. All eyes on Nebraska!
Daily Paul - July 06, 2012 MSNBC News.
Nebraska GOP hires security for state convention
Beatrice Daily Sun - Nebraska GOP Executive Director Jordan
McGrain said he has, for the first time, hired security for the
July 14 convention in Grand Island. McGrain hopes to quash any
disruptions like those at other state conventions, where
disputes between supporters of presidential candidate Mitt
Romney and Paul resulted in shouting matches, brawling and _ in
Louisiana _ delegates being carted off by police. McGrain said
he does not expect Nebraska delegates to cause disruptions, but
fears Paul supporters from other states might.
All Nebraska Delegates Need to Follow the Maine Template + Call
in the Sheriff
Daily Paul - The meeting in Grand Island on July 14 is going to
be a showdown. Below is a 3-step template, offered by jz4Maine
(with an added suggestion from Tumbleweed Steve), as the
following strategy proved to be successful in Maine under
Watch out for Charlie Cheater...
The Technology Revolution: Ron Paul takes libertarian cause
RT - Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty has released a new
manifesto, entitled “The Technology Revolution.” It addresses
the issue of Internet overregulation, and stresses the
importance of preserving the private sector online.
YouTube: Reality Check: President Obama and Mitt Romney Don't
Have Opposing Views On Healthcare?
Ben Swann Reality Check compares the stances of President Obama
and Mitt Romney on the healthcare issue.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
Boston Police: Occupy protesters are tofu-eating stupid morons
that can’t raise kids
RT - The editor of the Boston Police Department’s union
newspaper has a message for Occupy Wall Street: you’re a bunch
of ignorant idiots — and your kids are stupid too. Officer James
W. Carnell, a veteran of the Boston PD and the managing editor
for Pax Centurion, has penned a scathing op-ed in the latest
issue of the official newspaper of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s
Association. Responding to a letter to the editor sent in from a
world-renowned college professor and activist, Carnell calls out
the Occupy Wall Street movement and its protesters for seemingly
being responsible for everything that is wrong with the country
Lawyers Have Already Drafted 13,000 Pages of Regulations for New
The Health and Human Services Department “was given a billion
dollars implementation money,” Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of
Montana said. “That money is gone already on additional
bureaucrats and IT programs, computerization for the
implementation.”... There has been much focus on the mandate
that all Americans obtain health insurance, but analysts say
that’s just a small part of the law — covering only a few pages
out of the law’s 2700. “The fact of the matter is the mandate is
about two percent of the whole piece of the legislation,”
Spalding [of the Heritage Foundation] said. “It’s a minor part.”
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: 10 Ways That
Obama Is Killing Jobs In America
Federal Observer - The truth is that Barack Obama is killing
jobs in America. His regulations are absolutely crippling our
businesses, he has been heavily promoting new job killing “free
trade” agreements, Obamacare has the potential to be the most
job killing law of all time, and he is running up debt that will
crush job creation in this country for ages to come. Obama will
likely go down as the most anti-business president in U.S.
California $68 billion high-speed rail gets green light
AP- Senate Republicans blasted the decision, citing the state's
ongoing budget problems. They said project would push California
over a fiscal cliff. No GOP senators voted for the bill Friday.
The final cost of the completed project from Los Angeles to San
Francisco is projected to be $68 billion. "It's unfortunate that
the majority would rather spend billions of dollars that we
don't have for a train to nowhere than keep schools open and
harmless from budget cuts," Sen. Tom Harman, R-Huntington Beach,
said in a statement.
Natural, organic items grab bigger share in supermarkets
USA Today - Nationwide, natural and organic food sales grew 8
percent in 2010 versus the less than 1 percent growth in the
$630 billion total U.S. food market, according to the Nutrition
Business Journal. It grew at about a 5 percent rate each year
from 2005 to 2009.... In fact, conventional retailers have
surpassed the specialty natural food stores, responsible for 54
percent of organic food sales in 2010, according to the Organic
Trade Association. Natural retailers brought in 39 percent of
total organic food sales.
VIDEO: Sheriff Announces County Wide Mortgage Fraud
GovernmentOversite.com - Christopher Conley, High Sheriff of
Carroll County NH, holds a press conference at the County
complex on 7/2/12. He announces that he is forming a task force
to investigate mortgage fraud. Fraud is occurring across the
United States. Properties being foreclosed on that are owned
outright. Financial institutions that stake claim to a property
without a deed. The Sheriff states: "In each case there is no
accountability be the financial institution, no one to present a
reply, no decision maker to speak with.
VIDEO: Fracking causes rumbles in California
RT - California is one of the largest oil and gas producing
states in the US. As the Golden State cashes in on the boom, the
oil and gas industry is increasingly using fracking. Last year
about a quarter of all the oil and gas wells drilled in
California were fracked and with no regulation in place,
companies are rushing to dig some more. California is prone to
droughts and earthquakes, leaving residents worried about how
fracking could affect their water supply and the potential for
an earth shaking disaster.
GlaxoSmithKline pleads guilty to criminal fraud charges, pays
massive $3 billion in fines
(NaturalNews) U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),
a corporate "person" in the eyes of the federal government (http://blog.timesunion.com/occupyalbany/corporations-are-people/394),
has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in what even the
mainstream media is calling the largest healthcare fraud case in
history. And though the company is having to fork over $3
billion in collective fines for its illegal activity, no actual
GSK employees or executives are being held personally
responsible for their crimes.
SaneVax: Why is a highly sensitive HPV test used in vaccine
development and not for patient care?
NaturalNews) The SaneVax Team wants to know why consultants paid
by the pharmaceutical industry appear to be using the World
Health Organization (WHO) and the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) to promote a double standard of HPV testing to market
"cervical cancer vaccines" at the expense of women's health. Are
HPV vaccine manufacturers, the NCI and WHO afraid of what a
sensitive and accurate HPV test would disclose if one were used
for post-vaccination monitoring and patient care?
Who knew? Compound in apples fights obesity, diabetes and fatty
NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Iowa, publishing
the result of their work in the journal PLoS ONE, have found
that a substance known as ursolic acid reduces obesity and its
associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle
and brown fat, two tissues recognized for their calorie-burning
properties. Ursolic acid is highly concentrated in the skin of
apples, and can now be added to the growing list of natural
compounds (including green tea and green coffee bean extracts)
that increase metabolism and directly influence gene expression
to aid weight management and health issues.
Food: A direct connection to how you feel
(NaturalNews) Ever wonder why you are in pain, feeling tired and
sluggish, frequently sick, have less than radiant skin, or just
can't seem to focus? The answer may very well lie in the meals
you eat on a daily basis. Food plays a direct role in why you
feel the way you do. Making smarter choices by incorporating
natural, raw foods into your diet will help to alleviate common
symptoms and allow you to live a healthier, symptom-free life.
Homeopathic remedies alleviate heat exhaustion and heat stroke
NaturalNews) Homeopathic treatment for the various stages of
heat and sun exposure are often helpful in stabilizing an
individual and overcoming mild overheating. If an individual is
suffering from heat stroke, treat with the appropriate remedy en
route to your healthcare practitioner or hospital.
Addicted to coffee? You may be dopamine deficient
(NaturalNews) Many of us depend on an early morning "Jo" to get
us on the go. Some of us need refills as the day progresses.
Still others use coffee to get over depression or anxiety, even
though caffeine can create more fight or flight hormones and tax
our adrenal glands by pumping us with adrenaline. The adrenaline
rushes lead to more retention of cortisol, leading to a vicious
cycle of more stress and anxiety.
Proof Armed Forces are Given Untested and Experimental Vaccines
VacTruth - In October 2000 a letter was written to the editor of
JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) from the
Ministry of Defense in Italy. The Italian Military wrote that
they had decided to introduce the MMR vaccination containing the
Schwarz measles, Urabe Am9 mumps and Wistar RA27/3 rubella
strains, as mandatory in 1998 to examine the vaccines
efficiency. (1) However, they were in for more than they
bargained for because within one month of the soldiers receiving
the vaccine the incidence of mumps had increased significantly.
Mystery meat in America? WTO strikes down country-of-origin
labeling in U.S. grocery stores
(NaturalNews) Mexico and Canada have succeeded in a joint effort
to strike down an American regulatory policy passed in 2008 that
requires country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on meat sold in the
U.S. Public Citizen reports that the World Trade Organization
(WTO) has ruled against the U.S. in a case regarding the matter,
a move that will potentially expose millions of Americans to
"mystery" meat from unknown origins.
Your vitamin B-12 could contain cyanide
(NaturalNews) What's in your vitamin B-12? If your vitamin label
says cyanocobalamin, it is a cheap, synthetic chemical made in
the laboratory that is produced with cyanide. Low-end vitamin
manufacturers use this to claim that their product "contains
vitamin B-12." They won't tell you that this form of B-12 is
bound to a toxic cyanide molecule that must then be detoxified
from your body by your liver. Curiously, cyanide is a known
poison. Cyanide causes a chemical change that keeps the oxygen
from getting into your red blood cells.
Popular Big Pharma blood pressure drug linked to gluten
sensitivity, Celiac disease
(NaturalNews) Is it possible that the massive rise in diagnoses
of gluten insensitivity and Celiac disease is in some way linked
to the medications people are taking? A new study published
online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings seems to suggest
so, having found that the popular blood pressure drug Benicar (olmesartan)
often causes patients to develop symptoms of Celiac disease that
later subside when the medication is ceased.
Germination and fermentation - The secret to easily digestible
(NaturalNews) For many, improperly prepared grains can cause a
variety of health issues ranging from digestive upset to serious
malabsorption and deficiency. The problem is not necessarily the
grain itself, but how it is handled before consumption. Through
soaking, sprouting, and fermentation, this potentially harmful
food is transformed into highly digestible and nutritious fare.
Wanna get fat fast? Stay vitamin D deficient!
(NaturalNews)Kaiser Permanente, which conducted the study that
was published online recently in the Journal of Women's Health,
tracked more than 4,600 women aged 65 and older for about 54
months. Researchers with the company found that women who had
lower levels of vitamin D in their blood gained about two pounds
more than women who maintained adequate levels. Doesn't sound
like much of a big deal, right? Well, maybe not at first blush,
but over time, it could definitely make more of a difference,
DHA/ARA-Enhanced Baby Formula Shown to be Toxic, Still on the
Natural Society - DHA and ARA are long-chain fatty acids that
are naturally present in human breast milk. However, the DHA and
ARA in baby formula is synthetic – not natural. Instead, they
are produced by a company called Martek Biosciences Corp. They
are made in a lab with algae and fungus, and then extracted with
hexane, a neurotoxin. Since the DHA/ARA formulas began showing
up on shelves, the FDA has been flooded with complaints from
consumers. Letter after letter found parents dealing with sick
and unhappy babies – babies who did a complete 180-degree
turnaround when taken off the formula.
Phthalates in PVC Floors Taken Up by the Body in Infants
Science Daily - A new study at Karlstad University in Sweden
shows that phthalates from PVC flooring materials is taken up by
our bodies. Phthalates are substances suspected to cause asthma
and allergies, as well as other chronic diseases in children.
The study shows that children can ingest these softening agents
with food but also by breathing and through the skin.
Having trouble getting online? Call your provider
AP - In a highly unusual move, the FBI set up the safety net.
They brought in a private company to install two clean Internet
servers to take over for the malicious servers so that people
would not suddenly lose their Internet. And they arranged for a
private company to run a website,
http://www.dcwg.org , to help computer users determine
whether their computer was infected and find links to other
computer security business sites where they could find fixes for
UPDATE: Thousands Could Lose Internet Monday
AP - Thousands of people around the country whose computers were
infected with malicious software more than a year ago faced the
possibility of not being able to get online after midnight EDT.
At 12:01 a.m. EDT, the Federal Bureau of Investigation planned
to shut down the Internet servers set up as a temporary safety
net to keep infected computers online for the past eight months.
The court order the agency obtained to keep the servers running
expired, and it wasn't renewed.
VIDEO: Maple Seed ‘Samarai’ Drones Will Swarm The Future
TPM.com - Imagine a cheap, tiny, hovering aerial drone capable
of being launched with the flick of a person’s wrist and able to
provide manipulable 360-degree surveillance views. It’s real,
it’s inspired by maple seeds, and the company behind it,
Lockheed Martin, envisions a future in which swarms of the new
drones can be deployed at a fraction of the cost and with
greater capabilities than drones being used today by the
military and other agencies.
‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea - a huge
undersea world swallowed by sea in 6500 BC
dailymail.co.uk - 'Britain's Atlantis' - a hidden underwater
world swallowed by the North Sea - has been discovered by divers
working with science teams from the University of St Andrews.
Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland
to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Ron Paul Featured in New Documentary 'Farmageddon' About
Government Attacks On Small Family Farms
Daily Paul - This is a troubling documentary about the
governments war on small family family farms. Joel Salitan (Poly
Face Farms), featured in this & many other documentaries about
food freedom, spoke at a University near me about 2 years ago.
After he spoke to a packed crowd about government invasion on
small family farms, someone from the crowd asked him "is there
anyone in Washington DC who understands what is going on, & who
will take a stand?"..to which, without missing a beat. Joel
Salitan quickly replied "Ron Paul, he is the only one who "gets
VIDEO: Utah Garden Challenge Actually Government Registration In
Alt-Market - The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is
promoting the Utah Garden Challenge in order to collect
information about independent food production for the USDA. The
Utah Garden Challenge is a voluntary contest to register 10,000
gardens. The data mining project has a broad interest in any
"resource" who is growing food... While the contest paints a
proud face on independent food production, it is important to
remember that registering with the government sets up a system
to track, tax, permit or confiscate the registered item.
Article related to video here.
Taxpayers Paid $6.2 Million in Farm Subsidies to Members of
EWG -The distribution of subsidies among lawmakers reflects the
highly distorted distribution of farm subsidies in the U.S. Just
five crops – corn, cotton, rice wheat and soybeans – account for
90 percent of all farm subsidies. Since 1995, just 10 percent of
subsidized farms have raked in 75 percent of all subsidy
payments. “These farm payments are not improper or illegal, but
they do create a conflict of interest for these members of
Congress,” said Cox. “Some of them are major players in the 2012
farm bill debate and all of these lawmakers will be forced to
cast a vote on the final bill.”
The truth about senior pet food marketing
Susan Thixton - There are no 'specific' regulations that guide
pet food manufacturers to address the nutritional requirements
of senior pets. There are minimal regulations guiding claims
made for weight loss pet foods, tartar control pet foods and
even hairball pet foods. But there are no 'specific' regulations
guiding the claims made for senior pet foods.
Today in History - Tuesday - July 3, 2012
1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental
Army at Cambridge, MA.
1790 - In Paris, the marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil
rights to women.
1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after
three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate
1871 - The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced
the first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the "Montezuma."
1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of
1898 - During the Spanish American War, a fleet of Spanish ships in
Cuba's Santiago Harbor attempted to run a blockade of U.S. naval
forces. Nearly all of the Spanish ships were destroyed in the battle
1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between
Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.
1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later
renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."
1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.
1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out
of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1944 - During World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.
1945 - U.S. troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield
on Borneo in the Pacific.
1945 - The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942
was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in
Detroit, MI. Production had been diverted due to World War II.
1950 - U.S. carrier-based planes attacked airfields in the
Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of
the Korean War.
1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after
the end of World War II.
1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be
inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting
underground nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150
1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare
illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later
1986 - U.S. President Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York
Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
1986 - Mikhail Baryshnikov became a U.S. citizen at Ellis Island,
New York Harbor.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush formally inaugurated the
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Already Plagued by Inflation, Iran Is Bracing for Worse
Bedeviled by government mismanagement of the economy and international
sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is in the grip of spiraling
inflation. Just ask Ali, a fruit vendor in the capital whose business
has been slow for months. “Who in Iran can afford to buy a pineapple
costing $15? Nobody.”
2 million displaced from homes as monsoon floods kill 81 in India’s
northeastern Assam state
The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote northeastern Indian
state have killed more than 80 people and forced around 2 million to
leave their homes, officials said
U.S. News, Politics & Government
“Everygreen” CIA Owned Airline: Dropping Poison On You And Your
Confirmed suspicions that Evergreen (International Aviation) is
part of the major crap dump on the planet. Chemtrails made up
aluminum, barium and other ingredients contribute to respiratory
ills and change the acidity of the soil.
Feds label liberty lovers 'terrorists' ... again!
The government is once again promoting the idea of “those who
are reverent of individual liberty” being terrorists with a new
study funded by the Department of Homeland Security.
US sends ships, planes to Persian Gulf as tension mounts
The United States has quietly moved significant military
reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian
military from any possible attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz
and to increase the number of fighter jets capable of striking
deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program
U.S. building Afghanistan a huge $92 million military
The United States is spending $92 million to build Afghanistan a
new "Pentagon," a massive five-story military headquarters with
domed roofs and a high-tech basement command center that will
link Afghan generals with their troops fighting the Taliban
Millions still without power as stifling heat wave hammers
Nearly 2 million people are still without power Monday, with the
biggest concentration of outages in the Washington, D.C. area.
Power companies warned it could take several days to restore
electricity completely in some areas.
Power Outages From Storms Across Mid-Atlantic Could Last For
Two days after storms slammed the mid-Atlantic region, power
outages were forcing people to get creative to stay cool in
dangerously hot weather. Temperatures approached 100 degrees in
many storm-stricken areas, and utility officials said the power
will likely be out for several more days.
Texas college hacks drone in front of DHS
A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the
University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory
recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government.
With just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys’ team took control
of an unmanned aerial vehicle owned by the college, all in front
of the US Department of Homeland Security.
Whistleblowers win $46.5 million in foreclosure settlement
Getting served with foreclosure papers made Lynn Szymoniak rich.
While she couldn't have known it at the time, that day in 2008
led to her uncovering widespread fraud on the part of some of
the country's biggest banks, and ultimately taking home $18
million as a result of her lawsuits against them.
U.S. researchers create 30 genetically modified human babies
US fertility researchers from the Institute for Reproductive
Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas in New Jersey have
created 30 healthy babies who have been genetically altered. It
has been confirmed that two of these children have the DNA of
Romney losing ground to Obama without support from Paul Nation
Governor Romney has lost ground to President Obama and is now
trailing in all of the national polls with the exception of the
Rasmussen Reports poll which has been the poll most favorable to
Governor Romney. Governor Romney is now tied with President
Obama in the latest Rasmussen poll, which is a steep decline in
that poll for Governor Romney relative to President Obama since
Ron Paul Opposition to Obamacare Highlights Libertarian
Alternatives in Medicine
Ron Paul says: “Today we should remember that virtually
everything government does is a ‘mandate.’ The issue is not
whether Congress can compel commerce by forcing you to buy
insurance, or simply compel you to pay a tax if you don’t,” said
Paul. “The issue is that this compulsion implies the use of
government force against those who refuse. The fundamental
hallmark of a free society should be the rejection of force. In
a free society, therefore, individuals could opt out of
‘Obamacare’ without paying a government tribute.”
Tea Party and Occupy phonies: Ron Paul's Liberty Movement is the
Ron Paul has lived and dreamed his simple message of liberty for
thirty years, a message of free markets, sound money, ending the
Federal Reserve, ending our wars overseas, and restoring our
William C. Stacey dies at 23; Marine sergeant from Seattle
'If my life buys the safety of a child who will one day change
the world, then I know that it was all worth it,' Marine Sgt.
Will Stacey wrote in a final letter to his family.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
New York judge orders Twitter to hand over OWS messages
In a flashpoint for online privacy and free speech in the United
States, micro-blogging platform Twitter has been ordered by a
court to release tweets relating to an Occupy Brooklyn Bridge
march last year, which resulted in more than 700 arrests. New
York's district attorney ruled that Twitter should hand over
three months’ worth of Occupy activists’ messages connected with
an OWS protester arrested last year.
Economy May Be Bottoming Out says Economist
A surprise contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity in June
has raised the prospects of a worsening slowdown in the U.S.,
but one economist says the economy may actually be showing signs
of bottoming out.
Spain bank could get bailout money within weeks
Spain's ailing banks could get their rescue money within weeks
as talks over the terms of their bailout from a European fund
are moving swiftly, the economy minister said Tuesday. Spain
will have access to up to €100 billion ($126 billion) in rescue
loans from the 17-country eurozone's bailout fund for its banks,
many of which were stung by the collapse of a real estate bubble
and left holding billions in bad loans and foreclosed property.
Solar fireworks might be heading our way for the 4th
The sun sent out a flare powerful enough to disrupt radio
communications over Europe today, along with an eruption of
electrically charged particles that just might sweep past
Earth's magnetic field in time to spark a Fourth of July show of
Record high radiation levels detected at Fukushima reactor
Measurements taken recently at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima
nuclear complex in northern Japan have revealed record levels of
radiation contamination, officials with the plant's operator,
Tokyo Electric Power Company, said.
10 sobering realizations the Eastern U.S. power grid failure is
teaching us about a real collapse
In the wake of violent storms, the power remains out today for
millions of Americans across several U.S. states. Governors of
Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio have declared a state of
emergency. Over a dozen people are now confirmed dead, and
millions are sweltering in blistering temperatures while having
no air conditioning or refrigeration. As their frozen foods melt
into processed goo, they're waking up to a few lessons that we
would all be wise to remember. Read More...
Shocking Anatomy of a Hot Dog - What’s Really Inside?
Without further ado, before the Fourth of July grills are
aflame, read the skinny on America’s winning wiener, the
Original Ball Park frank!
This exercise lowers diabetes risk, study finds
Among people at high risk for diabetes who get very little
exercise, those who manage to walk more throughout the day are
less likely to actually develop the blood sugar disorder,
according to a U.S. study. Earlier studies have shown that
walking more is tied to a lower risk of diabetes, but few
studies have looked into precise measures of how many steps
people take each day, said Amanda Fretts, lead author of the
study and a researcher at the University of Washington in
Popular Big Pharma blood pressure drug linked to gluten
sensitivity, Celiac disease
Is it possible that the massive rise in diagnoses of gluten
insensitivity and Celiac disease is in some way linked to the
medications people are taking? A new study published online in
the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings seems to suggest so, having
found that the popular blood pressure drug Benicar (olmesartan)
often causes patients to develop symptoms of Celiac disease that
later subside when the medication is ceased.
What to Do When You See A Dog in a Hot Car
RedRover advises that if you see a dog in distress in a hot car,
you should call the local animal control agency, police or 911
right away and, if possible, you can also try to find the dog’s
owner by going into the adjacent business and making an
Today in History - Monday - July 2, 2012
1776 - Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies
"are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States" was
adopted by the Continental Congress.
1850 - Prussia agreed to pull out of Schlewig and Holstein, Germany.
1850 - B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.
1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for
1881 - Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounded U.S. President James A.
Garfield in Washington, DC.
1890 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1926 - The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps.
1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the
Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the
1939 - At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated.
1944 - American bombers, as part of Operation Gardening, dropped
land mines, leaflets and bombs on German-occupied Budapest.
1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The U.S. Army Air Force
insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to
speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.
1964 - U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act of 1964"
into law. The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate
against others because of their race.
1967 - The U.S. Marine Corps launched Operation Buffalo in response
to the North Vietnamese Army's efforts to seize the Marine base at
1976 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not
inherently cruel or unusual.
1976 - North Vietnam and South Vietnam were reunited.
1979 - The U.S. Mint officially released the Susan B. Anthony coin
in Rochester, NY.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration for
males 18 years of age.
1985 - General Motors announced that it was installing electronic
road maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.
1995 - "Forbes" magazine reported that Microsoft's chairman, Bill
Gates, was the worth $12.9 billion, making him the world's richest
man. In 1999, he was worth about $77 billion.
1998 - CNN retracted a story that alleged that U.S. commandos had
used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War.
2000 - In Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada of the National Action Party
(PAN) defeated Francisco Labastida Ochoa of the Institutional
Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the presidential election. The PRI had
controlled the presidency in Mexico since the party was founded in
Turkey scrambles jets as Syria aircraft near border
Turkey scrambled six F-16 fighter jets in three separate incidents
responding to Syrian military helicopters approaching the border on
Sunday, its armed forces command said on Monday.
Mohamed Morsi Sworn in as Egypt's President Under Generals' Eyes
60-year-old Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, an
American-educated engineer who had won 52% of the vote in Egypt’s first
post-Mubarak democratic election, was formally sworn in on Saturday at
the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo.
Top Egyptian presidential candidate doubts al Qaeda role in 9/11
Egypt's likely next president has long called for the U.S. to hold a
"scientific conference" to determine the real culprits of the Sept. 11
attacks, having cast doubt on al Qaeda's role in 9/11 for years.
Japan restarts first reactor since Fukushima crisis
Dozens of protesters shouted and danced at the gate of a nuclear power
plant as it restarted Sunday, the first to go back online since Japan
shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima
Japan Resident: News blackout of massive protest — This is not normal
what is happening (VIDEO)
"Today is just an unbelievable day… yesterday we had massive, massive
protests in front of PM Noda’s… and the news, nothing. There was very
short news on Miyagi TV… not even 1 minute… nothing about size… just
tried to ‘mild up’ why the people were protesting…" - Be sure to
watch the video.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Reconciliation Act H.R.4872 Brings Microchipping to America
During the thorough coverage of H.R.3590 America thought it was free of
a ‘Healthcare System’ that allowed a national medical registry to be
created and the population to be tagged with implantable RFID chips. But
a second heath care related bill called “The Reconciliation Act of 2010”
(2300 pages) was recently passed by the Senate on March 25th after being
passed by the House on March 21st.
Behind Washington, D.C.’s destructive thunderstorm outbreak, June 29,
Between 9:30 and 11 p.m. Friday night, one of the most destructive
complexes of thunderstorms in memory swept through the entire D.C. area.
Packing wind gusts of 60-80 mph, the
storm produced extensive damage, downing hundreds of trees, and leaving
more than 1 million area-residents without power.
Eastern US continues to swelter; power outages could last days
Two days after storms tore across the region, power outages were
forcing people to get creative to stay cool in dangerously hot
weather. Temperatures were forecast to top 100 degrees in many
storm-stricken areas, and utility officials said the power will
likely be out for several more days. The storm was blamed for 17
deaths, most from trees falling on homes and cars. Meanwhile,
Coast Guard officials say they have suspended the search for a
man who went missing early Saturday while boating during the
storm off Maryland.
Power outages drag on in D.C. region; officials fuming at utility
With much of Montgomery County still without power and ongoing 911
problems continuing across Northern Virginia on Sunday afternoon, local
officials vowed to press utilities to restore service more quickly. “I
will not accept the timetable of July the 6th, said Montgomery County
Executive Isiah Leggett (D), shortly after Pepco announced some homes
would not have their power restored until Friday or even later. “Having
our citizens go seven days without utilities in my opinion is not the
kind of service we should expect.”
Power grid goes down for millions of Americans as Mother Nature reminds
us all to get prepared
"Millions of people across nine states were reeling without power
Saturday to deal with thermostat-popping temperatures after fierce
thunderstorms pounded parts of the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard,"
Listeria fears trigger recall of 2,598 cases of Dole salad
Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled 2,598 cases of bagged salads
due to a possible risk from listeria, the Food and Drug
Administration announced Sunday. The salads were distributed in
nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Recalled bags have a product code of 0540N165112A or B, with
Use-by date of June 26 and a UPC code of UPC 7143000956.
Children's sleepwear recalled on flammability fears
Three U.S. companies are recalling about 228,000 items of
children's sleepwear because of concerns they could catch fire,
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.
Rigo International Inc, of Los Angeles, is recalling about
210,000 Boys and Girls Pull-On Lounge Pants and Girls Boxers,
the CPSC said in a statement.
Detroit To Lay Off 164 Firefighters
According to a statement from Mayor Dave Bing’s office, 164
firefighters will be pink-slipped by the end of next month.
That’s more than one-fifth of the current force.
World Trade Organization rules on U.S. policy of
country-of-origin labels on meat
WTO said the labeling requirement itself is legal, but the way
it is administered unfairly makes beef and pork from livestock
born in Canada and Mexico more expensive to produce. The process
requires extensive record keeping, and the animals must be kept
separate from American-born cows and pigs.
Insight: Oohlalabama! Airbus finally goes American
Plans to build a $600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama to
produce A320 passenger planes will give Europe's jet maker a
strategic foothold on U.S. soil while breathing life into
Mexico's old rulers claim presidential election victory
Mexico's old rulers claimed victory in a presidential election
on Sunday, ending 12 years in opposition after a campaign
dominated by a sputtering economy and rampant drug violence.
Brave Minnesota mother risks going to prison for continuing to
facilitate raw milk distribution
A Minnesota mother has decided that her state's health
department is completely out of line in demanding that she stop
distributing raw milk to members of her buying club, and has
chosen instead to continue helping these families in her area
access this highly medicinal food even if it means going to
Ron Paul to Hold Major Rally in Tampa Ahead of RNC
2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a
major rally with thousands of supporters ahead of the Republican
National Convention in Tampa. The event will take place at noon
on Sunday, August 26th at the University of South Florida’s
11,000-seat Sun Dome. Yesterday the Ron Paul campaign signed a
contract to secure the venue with the approval of the Republican
VIDEO: Ron Paul inducted into congressional baseball hall of
Jun. 29, 2012 - Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, on Thursday night was
named the newest inductee into the congressional baseball hall
of fame. Sporting the same retro, neon orange-and-yellow Astros
jersey he wore when he hit his famous home run in 1979, Paul
threw out the first pitch of the 51st annual CQ-Roll Call game
to his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. "Reagan said, 'Paint in bold
colors, not pastels,'" Rand joked about his dad's uniform.
Ron Paul: Problem With Healthcare is Too Much Government
Ron Paul’s op-ed explaining what the root problems of America’s
healthcare crisis actually are.
Romney losing ground to Obama without support from Paul Nation
National Republicans may have some serious thinking to do. Their
presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney looks to be in serious trouble
on multiple fronts today.
Polls: All Polls
All the latest polls on the 2012 races are listed below by date.
Click on the race to get the past results for that contest.
VIDEO: 'We've Got 18 Vets a Day Who Are Killing Themselves in
the United States'
Former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen
describes, in dramatic detail, the stresses put on soldiers and
their families since 9/11.
Occupy Wall Street Protest
National Occupy gathering set for July 4 in Philly
Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.
Occupy groups from across the country are headed to Philadelphia
for a national gathering on Independence Mall, seeking to unify
their far-flung movement against economic inequality a half-year
after police evicted protesters from encampments in
Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. The event,
which starts Saturday and runs through July 4, is expected to
bring about 1,500 protesters for marches, speakers and camping
during the city's annual Independence Day festivities.
Postal plant consolidations start next month
The U.S. Postal Service will begin consolidating and closing
parts of some 48 mail processing plants, beginning as early as
next week, after a last-minute effort to halt the
consolidations failed Friday.
Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street
New York’s biggest investment houses are shifting jobs out of
the area and expanding in cheaper locales in the United States,
threatening the vast middle tier of positions that form the
backbone of employment on Wall Street.
Unemployment benefits whittled down
Many long-term unemployed will begin seeing their federal
jobless benefits disappear starting this week. Although Congress
reauthorized federal emergency unemployment benefits earlier
this year, lawmakers reduced the weeks the jobless can collect
payments. The cutbacks come in two phases -- one now and another
Trudie Crutchfield Gets $300,000 Settlement From Bank Of
America, 4 Years After Wrongful Foreclosure
Trudie Crutchfield of Beaumont, Texas, sued BofA in 2008 after
the bank foreclosed on her hurricane-wrecked house. That natural
disaster forced Crutchfield to miss a few mortgage payments,
which Countrywide, her loan servicer, said was fine. Then the
lender reversed itself, sending a letter saying she owed all
that money right away (h/t Consumerist).
Healthy Diet, Not Prescription Drugs
A woman who turned 104 in June, newspaper reporters wanted to
know her secret for a long lifei. Her answer consisted of just
two simple rules that she's always lived by: Watching what she
eats, and Staying away from doctors
Consumer Questions on Health Care Act, and the Answers
Read some 'Frequently asked questions' about the health Care
Popular Big Pharma blood pressure drug linked to gluten
sensitivity, Celiac disease
A new study published online in the journal Mayo Clinic
Proceedings seems to suggest so, having found that the popular
blood pressure drug Benicar (olmesartan) often causes patients
to develop symptoms of Celiac disease that later subside when
the medication is ceased.
How Diet Foods and Drinks Can Actually Cause, NOT Prevent
Imagine the irony if these diet products which actually
contained substances that cause an increase in fasting blood
glucose levels and contribute to the onset of diabetes.
Improve your digestion naturally
Digestive problems are a modern day epidemic in Westernized
cultures. Major disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome,
ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diarrhea and constipation
are all too frequent. The modern day diet and lifestyle is
loaded with toxins and deficient in high quality live foods full
of enzymes and probiotics. Improve your digestive health
naturally with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. Read
YouTube - Reality Check: If Healthcare Law Is A Tax Is It Now
Ben Swann Reality Check breaks down the Affordable Care Act
ruling by the Supreme Court and looks at why the determination
that the law is a tax, may make it invalid
Brain device linked to 9 deaths, FDA warns
A Covidien device for rare malformed blood vessels can get stuck
in the brain and has been linked to nine patient deaths, U.S.
regulators warned. The device, made by Covidien unit ev3, uses a
spongy material to block off blood flow to abnormal tangles of
blood vessels before they are removed by surgery. The material
is delivered to the brain through a tube inserted into a groin
artery, known as a catheter.
Here's a Map of the Countries That Provide Universal Health Care
The above map shows, in green, countries that administer some
sort of universal health care plan.
Apple pays $60M in China iPad dispute
Apple has agreed to pay a Chinese company $60 million to settle
a dispute over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced
Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular
tablet computer in the key Chinese market.
"Leap second" time glitch brings down big websites
After an extra second was added to the clock on Saturday to
better align it with the Earth's rotation schedule, a whole slew
of websites from LinkedIn, Foursquare and Reddit to Mozlila,
Yelp and Gawker sites experienced technical issues. Known as a
"leap second," which is a basic one-second adjustment applied to
the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to keep it up-to-date with
solar time, the additional second added didn't sit well with
various web servers.